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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Headshot

Caldwell-Pope scored 25 points (9-22 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 5-6 FT) and added five rebounds in 37 minutes during Tuesday's 97-96 loss to the Pistons.

Caldwell-Pope is an inconsistent scorer, but he is playing big minutes. He is averaging 33.1 minutes per game since the break, and he has 11 games of double-digit scoring and seven games in single-digits. Tuesday's performance is one of his best of the season, but that does little to help managers predict how he'll perform in his next game.
5:03 am (EST)
Tobias Harris Headshot

Harris scored 19 points (7-14 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and added six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 97-96 loss to the Pistons.

Harris moved to the bench, making way for Jon Leuer to reclaim his old starting spot Tuesday. Despite the swap, Harris drastically outplayed Leuer, who missed every shot from the field and only scored on two foul shots in just 17 minutes. Even if Leuer remains in the starting lineup, Harris should still see enough minutes to be worth starting in a lot of fantasy settings.
4:56 am (EST)
Jon Leuer Headshot

Leuer started at power forward and scored two points (0-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 17 minutes during Tuesday's 97-96 loss to the Heat.

After losing his starting role weeks ago to Tobias Harris, Leuer got moved back in Tuesday. The results were poor, as Leuer struggled and played only 17 minutes - in the month before the All-Star break, Leuer was seeing 27.8 minutes per game. Between his poor play and the Pistons' late defeat, it is unclear whether he will remain the starter for much longer.
4:51 am (EST)
Goran Dragic Headshot

Dragic scored 28 points (9-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 9-13 FT) and added four rebounds, four assists and one block in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 97-96 win over the Pistons.

This marked his second-highest scoring total since the All-Star break, and tied the most free throws he's attempted all season. Dragic has been very consistent this season, and his numbers before and after the All-Star break and nearly identical. He'll look to continue his strong play in games against the Knicks, one of the least efficient defenses in the league, on Wednesday and Friday.
4:42 am (EST)
Sean Kilpatrick Headshot

Kilpatrick (hamstring) scored nine points (4-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt) in 12 minutes during Tuesday's 106-101 loss to the 76ers.

Kilpatrick missed seven games with the hamstring injury, and, as expected, saw only limited minutes in his return. When healthy, Kilpatrick has had some fringe fantasy value as a scorer and three-point shooter, averaging 13.3 points and 1.5 threes in 25.5 minutes this season. Shortly before the injury, he put together a three-game streak of 20 point games. Until he returns to his old minutes load, he is hard to own outside of very deep leagues. Nonetheless, his return cuts into the available minutes for Randy Foye, Isaiah Whitehead and Spencer Dinwiddie.
4:33 am (EST)
Tiago Splitter Headshot

Splitter (calf) scored two points (1-2 FG) and added three rebounds and one block in seven minutes during his season debut in Tuesday' 106-101 win over the Nets.

Considering how few minutes he played, Splitter had a productive debut. It was his first NBA game in over a year, though he appeared in some D-League games late in his rehab process. Jahlil Okafor (knee) was out Tuesday, opening the door for Splitter to see minutes. With the 76ers on the brink of official elimination from the playoffs, and with Splitter's contract set to expire at the end of the season, it seems unlikely that he will see much court time when the team is healthier.
4:27 am (EST)
Robert Covington Headshot

Covington scored 21 points (9-15 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added 13 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 106-101 win over the Nets.

For the third time in March, Covington scored at least 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. His well-rounded production Tuesday is a fitting demonstration of the kinds of numbers he has been putting up since the All-Star break, averaging 16.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.3 threes, 1.9 steals, 1.4 assists and 1.4 blocks. This isn't the first time Covington has shown himself capable of across the board production, but it is probably the first time the fourth-year player has done it this well for this long.
4:18 am (EST)
Brook Lopez Headshot

Lopez scored 26 points (10-15 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and added nine rebounds, six assists and two blocks in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 106-101 loss to the 76ers.

Lopez has scored at least 23 points in eight of his last 10 games. He's averaging 22.7 points during this stretch, while helping the Nets to a 5-5 record. He's one of only three Nets averaging double-digit scoring during this run, so his usage should remain high.
4:07 am (EST)
Jason Pominville Headshot

Pominville contributed a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Capitals.

Pominville's line with Martin Hanzal and Nino Niederreiter combined for two goals and five points, which looks nice until it's compared to the five goals and nine points generated by Washington's top trio of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie. Still, this can only be viewed as a step in the right direction considering Pominville had potted just one goal in his previous 19 appearances. While Minnesota's third line is more skillful than most, the 34-year-old winger's 13:00 of ice time is a reminder of the limited opportunities that come with such a role.
3:01 am (EST)
Martin Hanzal Headshot

Hanzal finished with a goal and an assist Tuesday against the Capitals.

Both of Hanzal's points came in the second period of what was ultimately a 5-4 overtime loss. He has contributed a healthy nine points in 14 games since coming over from Arizona at the trade deadline, though Minnesota's 2-8-2 record over the past 12 indicates the Wild haven't been able to take advantage of the veteran center's production.
2:55 am (EST)
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