Street (knee) is making his 2017 Cactus League debut Friday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Coming off a 6.45 ERA during (surprise) an injury-shortened 2016, Street is battling for the closer role with Cam Bedrosian (groin) and Andrew Bailey, among others. His body of work and name recognition may land him the job initially, but it's wise for fantasy players to remain skeptical, especially considering his health issues and the talent Bedrosian boasts when healthy.
James took an elbow to the neck during Monday's loss in San Antonio, but he fully expects to play Thursday in Chicago, Melissa Rohlin of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
The Cavaliers suffered an ugly 103-74 loss Monday, but had the game been closer, it's certainly possible James would have played more than the 30 minutes he ended up with. Even with the slightly limited workload Monday, James still managed to compile 17 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. Barring something unforeseen, the veteran will likely be on track to play closer to his season average of 37.6 minutes per game against the Bulls on Thursday.
Elliott allowed two goals on 26 shots in a 4-2 win over Colorado on Monday.
The beat goes on for Elliott, as he's now a stunning 13-1-0 in his last 14 contests. The first-year Flame has allowed 27 goals during that span, which -- while solid -- wouldn't have translated to so many victories if it weren't for an abundance of goal support from the team in front of him. All told, Elliott is 25-14-3 on the year and there's no reason not to rely on him in the last few weeks of the season while the Flames battle for playoff positioning.
Irving recorded eight points (4-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT), three rebounds and two assists across 26 minutes in Monday's 103-74 loss to the Spurs.
Irving was dreadful against the surging Spurs before Cavs' coach Tyronn Lue decided to pull the plug on the All Star point guards night after a season-low 26 minutes of action. Irving's eight points tied his previous season-low and ended his incredible streak of 22 straight games with at least 20 points. It was also the first game all season that he failed to record either a three pointer or a free throw. Better days are surely on the horizon for Irving, who is averaging 27.9 points per game in March, and he remains a must start despite Monday's torpedo of a game.
Westbrook dropped 37 points (15-30 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 5-5 FT) while adding 13 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals across 36 minutes in Monday's 92-91 victory over the Mavericks.
After single-handedly getting his team back into the game, Westbrook dropped the game-winner with seven seconds left as the Mavs, much like the rest of the league, had no answer for Westbrook. He recorded his 37th triple-double of the season Monday night and displayed that he can just about do anything he sets his mind to, especially late in the game when the pressure is solely on him to get his team a victory and one step closer to a firm playoff spot.