Dario Saric Headshot

Dario Saric will remain starting PF ahead of Ersan Ilyasova on Saturday.

Added 11/04/16 1:55 pm (EST)   Source
Saric is averaging just over 28 minutes per game but has been inconsistent from the field to start the season. The rookie presents tremendous upside and potential and should continue to get better as the season goes on. If he's available in your league, he should be owned.
Tyson Chandler Headshot

Chandler (coach's decision) failed to see the floor in a 100-96 loss to the Bucks on Sunday.

Added 10:55 am (EST)
After the Suns failed to trade Chandler at the deadline last week, he was dropped from the starting lineup in favor of Alex Len and has since been cast out of the rotation for the last two games. With the 18-41 Suns sitting in last place in the Western Conference standings, the team has little reason to give the 34-year-old minutes, so it wouldn't be surprising if Chandler remains third on the depth chart at center behind newly-appointed starter Alex Len and second-year backup Alan Williams. Chandler might be worth holding a little longer in deeper leagues in the event coach Earl Watson reverses course and brings the veteran back into the rotation, but those in shallow leagues can probably cut bait with Chandler without much hesitation.
LeBron James Headshot

James (illness) did not participate in shootaround and is questionable for Monday's game against the Bucks, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.

Added 10:53 am (EST)
There hasn't been an official update in regards to if progress has been made with James' illness, but his absence from shootaround is surely not encouraging. It's likely James attempts to go through pregame warmups before a final decision is made, but if he is ultimately ruled out for a second straight game, look for Richard Jefferson to get the start at small forward once again with Derrick Williams continuing to see extended minutes off the bench.
Kay Felder Headshot

Felder as recalled Monday from the Canton Charge of the D-League.

Added 10:25 am (EST)
Felder was assigned so he could see time in Sunday's game against the Maine Red Claws, where he scored an efficient 30 points in 31 minutes. He now returns to the Cavaliers, where with the arrival of Deron Williams, Felder is expected to be relegated to a deep bench role. Barring an injury to either Williams or starter Kyrie Irving, don't expect for Felder to see much playing time through the final stretch of the regular season.
Chasson Randle Headshot

Randle will sign a partially guaranteed contract with the Knicks, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

Added 9:20 am (EST)
Randle was most recently waived by the 76ers after they needed to open up a roster spot, but with the Knicks lacking a legitimate second point guard behind Derrick Rose following the waiving of Brandon Jennings, the former Stanford standout didn't remain unemployed for long. In eight games with the 76ers, Randle averaged 5.3 points over nine minutes per game, and his deal will be partially guaranteed through the 2017-18 season. To start, New York may rely on the likes of Ron Baker or Justin Holiday to serve as primary ball-handlers, but is Randle can prove his worth early on, he could end up being a legitimate backup point guard option for the Knicks in the final stretch of the season.
Austin Rivers Headshot

Rivers finished with five points (2-8 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), one rebound and one assist across 20 minutes in Sunday's 124-121 overtime victory over the Hornets.

Added 9:15 am (EST)
A productive night just wasn't in the cards for Rivers on Sunday, as he ran into serious foul trouble and had a difficult time finding the net while he was on the floor. The fifth-year guard came up empty from long range for the first time in eight games, while enduring his worst shooting night overall since Feb. 5. It remains to be seen what the long-term effect of Chris Paul's return will be on Rivers' production, and Sunday's game should be kept in perspective given the aforementioned circumstances. By comparison, the 24-year-old generated 23 points on 47 percent shooting over 27 minutes in Friday's tilt against the Spurs, which marked Paul's first game back in action.
Brandon Jennings Headshot

Jennings was waived Monday by the Knicks, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

Added 9:13 am (EST)
Jennings reportedly told the team that he wished to play for a contender, so the Knicks decided to just waive the veteran point guard who is attached to a one-year contract. Should he go unclaimed, look for Jennings to explore his options with playoff contenders around the league, where he will likely be able to find a role as a solid No. 2 point guard. With Jennings out of New York, the Knicks plan to sign guard Chasson Randle, who was previously with the 76ers, as the team now lacks a legitimate second option at the point guard position.
DeAndre Jordan Headshot

Jordan submitted 20 points (9-10 FG, 2-4 FT), 19 rebounds, one assist, three steals and two blocks across 43 minutes in Sunday's 124-121 overtime victory over the Hornets.

Added 9:06 am (EST)
Jordan had his way in the paint against the undersized Hornets, hauling in double-digit boards for the eighth time in the last 10 games. His rebound total was also his highest since Jan. 28, and Jordan's near-perfect effort from the field led to only his second 20-point performance in the last 16 contests. With Chris Paul back in the fold, Jordan's overall usage may see a slight downturn, but he continues to be one of the most reliable sources of rebounds in the entire league.
J.J. Redick Headshot

Redick supplied 22 points (9-16 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists and one steal across 38 minutes in Sunday's 124-121 overtime win over the Hornets.

Added 9:00 am (EST)
Redick actually checked in as the second-highest scorer on the Clippers behind Blake Griffin, with Sunday representing only his second game over the 20-point mark in the last 16 contests. The 32-year-old saw a significant uptick in usage overall, as his 16 shot attempts were the most he'd taken since Jan. 11. Meanwhile, his 56.3 percent success rate from the floor was his best since Jan. 2, and with Chris Paul draining just four of 18 attempts Sunday, Redick's hot hand was especially timely.
Chris Paul Headshot

Paul managed 15 points (4-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 17 assists, nine rebounds and one steal across 41 minutes in Sunday's 124-121 overtime victory over the Hornets.

Added 8:53 am (EST)
Despite the dismal shooting night, Paul actually had a chance to drain a game-winning basket at the end of regulation, but his 15-foot fallaway at the buzzer couldn't find the net. He made up for his struggles from the floor with stellar production in both assists and rebounds, with the 17 dimes serving as his third-best total in that category on the season. After missing five weeks with his thumb injury, Paul's shot may take a bit to come around, but he's encouragingly playing a full allotment of minutes already.
Blake Griffin Headshot

Griffin provided 43 points (15-26 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 10-16 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals over 42 minutes in Sunday's 124-121 overtime win over the Hornets.

Added 8:45 am (EST)
Athletic, physical big men are an Achilles' heel for the Hornets, and Griffin fully exploited that vulnerability Sunday. After sandwiching two sub-20-point efforts around the All-Star break, Griffin has bounced back to average 36.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals in the first two games following extended layoff. A stretch of stellar offensive play has led to Griffin averaging a season-best 26.2 points in February, and Chris Paul's return from his thumb injury has done nothing to slow the big man's production.
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