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The Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly are expecting a decision from LeBron James before he leaves for Brazil (World Cup Final) this weekend.

If the Vegas odds on the prop bets on James and Chris Bosh are any indication then both are likely to re-sign with the Heat. The odds of James signing with the Cavs went from +250 at 9pm ET to +375, then to +450 before the clock reached 10 pm ET. Boss signing with the Rockets went from -600 early in the day Thursday to +155 around 9 pm ET.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Nik Stauskas scored 16 points (6-10 FGA) with three assists, two rebounds and one steal over 31 minutes in Wednesday’s loss against the Kings.

“Sauce Castillo” as all the cool kids are calling him these days had a very nice game on Wednesday. He’s been back and forth between bench and starting lineup all season long, something that could be messing with the youngsters head. Stauskas has been known for his shooting ability since his days at the University of Michigan and that ability was on display Wednesday as he knocked down 4-of-5 from three-point territory. Stauskas is a better scoring option than both T.J. McConnell and Kendall Marshall, so the competition to take his minutes is very scarce. However, it doesn’t matter how many minutes Stauskas gets each night, he’s not worthy of a roster spot in any format. The occasional DFS play is somewhat acceptable, though. Analysis: James Grande

Ish Smith scored five points (2-6 FGA, 1-2 FTA) with 10 assists and three rebounds over 31 minutes in Wednesday’s loss against the Kings.

Since arriving in Philadelphia, Smith has shown something to the rest of the league. He’s no slouch, and he continuously proves that on a nightly basis. Smith is putting up career numbers with the 76ers. He’s averaging career bests in minutes, points, assists, rebounds, and steals. Even if Smith is not the teams point-guard of the future, he’s making a quite a claim for himself. Smith, specifically, has become quite the commodity in DFS. He’s still not as expensive as other guards who are putting up virtually the same numbers he is.  Analysis: James Grande

Robert Covington scored 29 points (9-16 FGA, 4-6 FTA) with five rebounds, one assist and six steals over 32 minutes in Wednesday’s loss against the Kings.

Not Boogie Cousins, Rudy Gay, nor Jahlil Okafor were the leading scorers in Wednesday night’s affair, Robert Covington was. In fact, it was a career-high for Covington who splashed home 7-of-11 three-point attempts. Not only was he on fire from beyond the arc, he seemingly read the minds of all the Kings’ players and knew where they were going to pass the ball. He came away with six steals, making it the fourth time this year he’s come away with at least six thefts. Covington is a streaaaaaaaky shooter to say the least. Before Wednesday, he came into the game shooting 2-for-20 from deep over his last four contests. It’s hard to trust someone like that in many fantasy formats. Analysis: James Grande

Jahlil Okafor scored 26 points (11-18 FGA, 4-5 FTA) with 10 rebounds, five assists and two blocks over 39 minutes in Wednesday’s loss against the Kings.

We’re beginning to see real encouraging signs with the 76ers and Jahlil Okafor has played a large part in that. The 76ers have only won eight games, sure, but they’re starting to play some good basketball, thanks to Okafor’s contributions. He’s now recorded at least 14 points and nine rebounds in three straight games and two of the aforementioned outings have gone for double-doubles. Okafor is just a rookie and has gone through his fair share of ups and downs. But now half of a season down, we’re beginning to see him mature before our eyes. Noel wasn’t on the floor on Wednesday and you saw how effective he could be. If Noel misses any more time on the flipside of the all-star break, Okafor could and should be considered a DFS stud. Analysis: James Grande

Darren Collison came off of the bench and scored 25 points (9-12 FGA, 5-6 FTA) with three assists and three rebounds over 32 minutes in Wednesday’s win against the 76ers.

If these last couple of weeks don’t open head coach George Karl’s eyes that Collison should be on the floor more, than who knows what will. Collison was electric from the moment he stepped on the court Wednesday, helping the Kings stage a 17-point comeback. He scored 25, tying his season-high, on a scorching 75-percent from the field. Collison’s last five games have been more of the same. He’s averaged 19.2 points on 66-percent field-goal, 54-percent from three and 92-percent from the free-throw line. Sure it’s hard to play Collison when you already have one of the better point-guards in the association, but Collison has earned it. Monitor his playing time coming out of the all-star break. We could begin to see the Kings implement a lot of two point-guard lineups. Analysis: James Grande

Rudy Gay scored 22 points (9-20 FGA, 2-2 FTA) with four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and three blocks over 41 minutes in Wednesday’s win against the 76ers.

With Cousins and Rondo getting most of the attention each night, Gay has quietly gone about his business and put together a very nice 2015-’16 campaign thus far. Gay is shooting his second-best percentage he’s ever shot throughout his 11-year career. He’s averaging his second-lowest points per game total since becoming a full-time NBA starter, but that’s not an issue because the efficiency has gone up and he still remains an 18-point scorer per night. He’s also contributing with his second greatest rebounding season of his career. Gay will never get the notoriety that his other teammates get, but he’s a very reliable fantasy option. Analysis: James Grande

Rajon Rondo scored 14 points (7-13 FGA) with 15 assists, eight rebounds and three steals over 36 minutes in Wednesday’s win against the 76ers.

Rondo has done a great job revitalizing his career in Sacramento and is making sure he gets himself a multi-year contract during the offseason. Rondo has seemingly taken the one-year deal he got from the Kings as a challenge, and has responded in a big way. He recorded his 27th double-double of the season on Wednesday and has now recorded at least 15 assists in four straight outings. As amazing as Rondo has been throughout his career, he’s actually averaging a career-high 11.9 assists per game. With a beast inside like DeMarcus Cousins, Rondo’s job gets a bit easier. He’ll continue to feed Cousins and continue to rack up the assists. Rondo will remain an elite play at point-guard for the remainder of the season. Analysis: James Grande

DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points (8-18 FGA, 12-17 FTA) with 12 rebounds, five assists and two steals over 36 minutes in Wednesday’s win against the 76ers.

The Boogie-man was at it again, scaring all the women and children and coming away with a monster double-double in Wednesday’s comeback win. Other than being a head case at times, Cousins has been flat out amazing this season. He’s fourth in the league in scoring and fourth in the league in rebounding. He’s also tied for third amongst all centers in assists per game. Right now, Cousins is as sure fire as sure fire gets in terms of a fantasy stud. Over his last 19 games, Cousins has secured 16 double-digit rebounding games and 15 games of 20-plus points. He’s the number one fantasy center in the game and is a top-five fantasy player overall. Analysis: James Grande

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