NBA Player News

  • Knicks' Julius Randle: Nearly notches triple-double

    Randle finished with 16 points (4-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 7-7 FT), 17 rebounds and nine assists in Thursday's victory over Golden State.

    Randle has been a force on the boards of late, tying his season high with 17 rebounds in each of his past two games. Though his shot wasn't falling Thursday, the former Kentucky Wildcat still finished with double-digit points for the 16th straight time this season while also dishing nine assists. Randle has taken a step forward in 2020-21 with career-high per-game averages across a number of categories, including points (22.4), rebounds (11.4), assists (6.3) and three-pointers (1.4).

  • Bucks' Donte DiVincenzo: Scores in double figures

    DiVincenzo scored 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt) and added four rebounds, two assists and one steal over 23 minutes during the Bucks' 113-106 loss Thursday to the Lakers.

    Thursday marked the first time in five games that DiVincenzo scored in double figures after doing so in seven of his first nine games. Though he took the fewest shots of any starter, he finished tied for second behind Khris Middleton in three-pointers made with two. For the season, DiVincenzo is shooting 43.2 percent from beyond the arc.

  • Bucks' Khris Middleton: Finishes with 20 points

    Middleton tallied 20 points (6-15 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven assists and five rebounds over 36 minutes in the Bucks' 113-106 loss to the Lakers on Thursday.

    Typically the No. 2 option for the Bucks, Middleton finished third on the team, behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday, in both points and field goal attempts during Thursday's game. Despite that, Middleton still managed to record his third consecutive 20-point performance and has now added at least four rebounds and four assists in the same game 12 times.

  • Jrue Holiday PG | MIL

    Bucks' Jrue Holiday: Dishes out seven assists

    Holiday went for 22 points (10-18 FG, 2-7 3Pt), seven assists, five rebounds and one steal across 39 minutes in Thursday's 113-106 loss to the Lakers.

    The seven assists were tied for the team-lead with Khris Middleton and also tied a season high for personally for Holiday. His assist and rebound total have both increased in each of the last three games. More good news for fantasy managers who have Holiday on their roster; he's now hit the 20-point plateau in three of his last four games after failing to do so in his last seven contests.

  • Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo: Third double-double in four games

    Antetokounmpo finished with 25 points (11-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and one block in 35 minutes during the Bucks' 113-106 loss Thursday to the Lakers.

    While the points and rebounds are nice, a big negative for Antetokounmpo Thursday was his turnovers as he committed nine of them, a career-high. Turnovers have plagued him all season, committing at least four of them in seven games. On the plus side, Antetokounmpo has recorded three double-doubles in his last four games after going four straight without one.

  • Lakers' Montrezl Harrell: Scores 12 points off bench

    In 26 minutes off the bench, Harrell scored 12 points (4-7 FG, 4-4 FT) and added five rebounds, two assists and one steal during Thursday's 113-106 win over the Bucks.

    Harrell has been nothing short of consistent during his first season with the Lakers. The sixth-year vet has now registered at least 20 minutes and 12 points in seven straight games while shooting better than 50 percent in eight straight. For the season, Harrell has eight games in which he has scored 15 points or more while also adding 14 games with at least five rebounds.

  • Chris Clemons PG | HOU

    Chris Clemons: Waived by Rockets

    The Rockets will waive Clemons (Achilles) on Thursday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The Rockets are cutting Clemons to make room for Kevin Porter, who will be traded from the Cavaliers in exchange for a future second-round pick. Clemons' season is already over due to a torn Achilles suffered mid-December.

  • Lakers' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Drains seven three-pointers

    Caldwell-Pope (ankle) went for 23 points (7-10 FG, 7-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and one block across 27 minutes in Thursday's 113-106 win over the Bucks.

    Caldwell-Pope registered his first 20-point performance of the season and drained a season high seven three-pointers as he finished Thursday's game second on the team in scoring behind LeBron James. Despite starting in each game he has played, Caldwell-Pope has five games in which he has scored less than 10 points compared to just seven games scoring over 10.

  • Kevin Porter SG | DET

    Rockets' Kevin Porter: Being traded to Rockets

    The Cavaliers are finalizing a deal Thursday to send Porter (personal) to the Rockets for a future second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    The 2019 first-round pick has yet to play this season due to a personal issue and it looks like Houston is taking a chance on his talent for the small price of one second-round pick. If his personal situation clears up, the 20-year-old should have opportunities to prove himself on a Rockets team that is off to a poor 4-9 start. In his rookie season last year, Porter averaged 10.0 points on 44.2 percent shooting, 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.1 triples and 0.9 steals across 23.2 minutes per contest.

  • Lakers' Anthony Davis: Fills up stat sheet

    Davis totaled 18 points (8-18 FG, 0-1 3Pt), nine rebounds, six assists, two blocks and one steal across 38 minutes in Thursday's 113-106 win over the Bucks.

    Davis has struggled shooting over his last three games, going a combined 19-for-50, 38 percent, while missing all four of his three-point attempts. While he's struggled shooting and racking up points, Davis has been busy in other areas of the stat sheet. Over his last three outings, Davis is averaging 10.6 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 2.6 blocks and 1.6 steals per game.