DFS NBA Playbook: January 12
Steve Pimental pores over all of the statistics, splits and matchups to uncover the very best DFS NBA players for today's contests.
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B. Lopez - C
Lopez had 16 points (6-10 FG, 4-7 3PT), 10 rebounds and five blocks in Monday's win over Dallas.
Lopez was his usual self from beyond the arc, firing up seven attempts and hitting at least four threes for the 10th time this season. The big man now has 11 blocks over his last two games, and Monday marked his first double-double of the season and only the second time he's reached 10 rebounds.
Added 6:09 pm (EST)
J. Nunnally - SF
Nunnally was released by the Rockets on Monday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Rockets brought Nunnally in less than a week ago, but they'll be forced to waive the UC Santa Barbara product to accommodate the arrival of Kenneth Faried, who will be in uniform Monday night. Nunnally, who previously spent time with Minnesota, appeared in two games for Houston, totaling nine points, two assists and one rebound in 38 minutes of action.
Added 6:06 pm (EST)
Anthony will not play for the Bulls, who will look to move him before the Feb. 7 trade deadline, Adrian Wonjarowski of ESPN reports.
As the dust settles, it looks as though Chicago simply did the deal as a quick cash grab and has no interest in keeping Anthony beyond the deadline. The Bulls could waive the veteran, but Wojnarowski indicates that it may be to their benefit to wait until next month to try to find a trade -- likely for a younger player. Anthony's contract cannot be aggregated in a multi-player deal, but the Bulls could trade him in a one-for-one situation.
Added 5:56 pm (EST)
J. Butler - SF
Butler (wrist) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Rockets, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Butler picked up a right wrist injury over the weekend and will miss at least one game as a result. Fortunately, the issue doesn't appear to be anything overly serious, as Butler is being considered day-to-day. His next chance to suit up will come Wednesday against the Spurs. In the meantime, Furkan Korkmaz is a candidate to start at small forward in place of Butler on Monday.
Added 5:52 pm (EST)
D. Jordan - C
Jordan tallied 15 points (6-11 FG, 3-6 FT), 15 rebounds, two blocks and one assist across 31 minutes during Monday's 116-106 loss to the Bucks.
Jordan was nursing an ankle injury heading into Monday's contest, but it didn't seem to slow him down much, as the veteran was able to post his sixth game with at least 15 points and 15 rebounds this season. The performance also marked his 28th double-double of the campaign. Jordan will look to continue his solid season when he faces his former team in the Clippers on Tuesday.
Added 5:43 pm (EST)
J. Brunson - PG
Brunson provided 16 points (6-15 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists and three rebounds across 30 minutes during Monday's 116-106 loss to Milwaukee.
Brunson drew his first start since Dec. 23 against the Trail Blazers, and he put out a quality game. Though he wasn't especially efficient from the field overall, he went 2-of-3 from distance and committed just one turnover to his five assists. Brunson should continue to see a sizeable role in coach Rick Carlisle's rotation until Dennis Smith Jr. (illness) is healthy enough to take the floor. Smith is set to rejoin the Mavericks on Tuesday, but it's not immediately clear if he'll take the floor for that day's game against the Clippers.
Added 5:38 pm (EST)
Anthony was traded from the Rockets to the Bulls on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
According to Wojnarowski, Anthony isn't expected to play a game for the Bulls, as the veteran will be released and head to free agency if he ends up clearing waivers. Anthony owns averages of 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds through 10 appearances this season.
Added 5:29 pm (EST)
M. Robinson - C
Robinson totaled eight points (4-4 FG, 0-1 FT), six rebounds, two blocked shots, an assist and a steal across 16 minutes in Monday's 127-109 loss to the Thunder.
Although this feat wasn't anywhere close to the record set by Bubba Wells, who fouled out in three minutes to curtail a Jordan-led Bulls team in the '90s - but fouling out with only 16 minutes on the court is definitely a special skill. Robinson played in his second game back from a groin injury that sidelined him for 13 games. His impact moving forward is unclear, but he'll likely sit at the end of the bench behind Noah BVonleh and Enes Kanter.
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