Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with one RBI, two runs scored and a walk during the Braves' 8-0 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Heyward is now hitting .310 with five RBI and six runs scored over his last seven games as he continues to do a good job atop the Braves lineup. Although he has yet to live up to his full potential, since moving to the leadoff spot Heyward has been able to utilize his solid on-base percentage (.335) and turn it into stolen bases (14). As long as he continues to show patience, he makes for a nice fantasy piece even if the power stats aren't there to back him up. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
DeAndre Jordan has four meetings setup as free agency gets ready to start. Clippers have slight edge.
Jordan along with Aldridge is one of the biggest names on the free agent market and is drawing attention like it. Lakers, Knicks, Mavericks, Clippers are the four teams that he will be meeting with and the Clippers, his current team, are believed to hold a slight edge over the others. Obviously, it would be a coup for the Lakers to steal the big man from their in city rival who share the arena with them. The Knicks are in serious need of an offensive big man given their lack of one for the last several seasons. Jordan's signing may trigger several dominos to fall quickly after. Analysis: Matt Selz
Marc Gasol only has one free agent meeting setup and it's with Memphis.
It looks like the big man will be staying put in Memphis considering that the only meeting he has setup is with his current team. Gasol and Zach Randolph have created a great front court for the Grizzlies that have gotten them into the playoffs the last couple of years. It is possible that once the bigger name front court players are off the market, that Gasol could then gain more interest, if he hasn't already signed. Analysis: Matt Selz