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Evan Mobley is expected to return on Saturday against the Magic. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mobley was initially expected to miss 2-to-4 weeks with a right elbow sprain, but it appears he is on track to return to the court much earlier.

Category: Injury Updates


Cedi Osman will not suit up against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday due to constant back issues. (Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Osman will sit out his second straight game which should free up more minutes for Isaac Okoro in Monday’s game.

Category: Injury Updates


As per Shams, Collin Sexton (torn meniscus) will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery. (Source: Shams Charania on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is big news as it means that fantasy managers can officially drop Sexton and move on for the season. This is an unfortunate blow to a team that was actually starting to resemble something as they were above .500. Ricky Rubio will fill Sexton’s position for the remainder of the season.

Category: Injury Updates


Kevin Love scored 17 points off the bench for the Cavs on Thursday during their 104-89 loss to the Golden State Warriors. Love also pitched in seven boards, two assists, and four threes in 21 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Kevin love is going to be able to maintain fantasy value if he’s going to continue to see 20 plus minutes per-game and he should be considered as a strong streaming option with Evan Mobley (elbow) out for several weeks.

Category: Game Recaps


Isaac Okoro finished Thursday’s loss to the Golden State Warriors with 10 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 43 minutes on the floor.

Fantasy Impact: Okoro has very minimal fantasy value in the deepest of leagues but even that could be wiped away with Lauri Markkanen out of quarantine and nearing his return to the rotation.

Category: Game Recaps


Ricky Rubio had an off-night against the Warriors on Thursday night finishing the game with just 10 points on a pedestrian 4-of-15 from the floor, five assists, one 3-pointer, two steals, and five turnovers in 38 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Rubio has been a pleasant surprise for fantasy managers this year. He will continue to get the starting nod with fellow guard, Collin Sexton (knee) sidelined, giving him a nice bump in both fantasy value and usage. It’s safe to chalk this past game up to an off-night for the veteran point guard. Look for Rubio to bounce back against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday.

Category: Game Recaps


Darius Garland went 10-of-22 from the field for 25 points in 38 minutes during Thursday’s loss to the Golden State Warriors while also pitching in five assists, one rebound, four threes, and two steals.

Fantasy Impact: Garland is going to continue to see a usage bump with teammate Collin Sexton (knee) sidelined. He’s scored in double-figures in 13 straight games now and is returning good value for fantasy managers.

Category: Game Recaps


Cavs SF Lauri Markkanen remains out after clearing the health and safety protocols due to his conditioning. (Source: Chris Fedor - Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Markkanen just isn’t back to 100% game shape yet. Continue to monitor his status but if he’s out tonight then it’s likely he will be out through the weekend.

Category: Injury Updates


Jarrett Allen continues to deal with a lingering non-covid illness and will not play tonight against the Warriors. (Source: Chris Fedor - Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy managers will want to watch his status as the weekend progresses but for now you’ll need to look in places other than Cleveland for fantasy help.

Category: Injury Updates


Dean Wade got the starting nod on Friday with both teammates Lauri Markkanen (COVID-19) and Kevin Love (COVID-19) placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols. Wade didn't take advantage of the 23 minutes he saw, finishing with only seven points on 3-of-7 field goals, three rebounds, and two assists.

Fantasy Impact: Even with extra minutes Wade should see until teammates Kevin Love (COVID-19) and Lauri Markkanen (COVID-19) return he's still not fantasy relevant outside of a punt play in DFS.

Category: Game Recaps


Damyean Dotson provided 17 points (7-9 FG, 3-5 3PT), one board, three assists, and four turnovers in Sunday night's defeat to Brooklyn.

Fantasy Impact: Dotson's 17 points were the most he's registered in a game since January 9th. He had a string of double-digit scoring performances throughout January, but was never really able to catch fire the rest of the season. Dotson did average 10.7 points per contest back with the Knicks in 2018, so perhaps he could regain some fantasy value if he falls into the right situation next year.

Category: Game Recaps


Cleveland Cavaliers C Isaiah Hartenstein (concussion) has been ruled out Monday vs the Pacers (Source: Tom Withers)

Fantasy Impact: The Cavs have ruled out Kevin Love (rest), Darius Garland (ankle), Cedi Osman (ankle), and Isaiah Hartenstein (head) on Monday in the second leg of a back-to-back. In Sunday's loss, Collin Sexton and Isaac Okoro combined for 34 field goal attempts, and both players will once again benefit from additional usage.

Category: Injury Updates


Anderson Varejao contributed one point (0-4 FG, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist, and one block in Wednesday night's blowout loss to Portland.

Fantasy Impact: Varejao hadn't appeared in an NBA game since 2017 with the Warriors. He saw seven minutes of action and was able to bring down six boards. With six contests remaining for the Cavaliers, Varejao will probably get at least some playing time most nights.

Category: Game Recaps


Cavaliers F Larry Nance Jr. suffered a fractured right thumb in Sunday's game vs. the Wizards and is out indefinitely. (Source: Kelsey Russo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Nance out indefinitely, look for Kevin Love and Cedi Osman to see increased minutes as starters for the Cavs. Additionally, Dean Wade should pick up some extra reserve minutes as well, and he makes for an interesting flier in DFS tournaments Monday night.

Category: Injury Updates


Taurean Prince chipped in 25 points (9-13 FG, 6-8 3PT, 1-1 FT), four boards, three assists, one steal, one block, and six turnovers in Wednesday's win over the Hornets.

Fantasy Impact: Prince has heated up this month, scoring in double-figures in each of his last six contests. He was uber-efficient from three-point land tonight as well, firing in 6-of-8 shots. It's difficult to envision Prince playing like this on a consistent basis, but perhaps he'll keep the momentum going for Thursday's game against the Warriors.

Category: Game Recaps


Matthew Dellavedova accounted for seven points (3-11 FG, 1-6 3PT), three rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, and two turnovers in Sunday's loss to New Orleans.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the cold shooting, Dellavedova handed out a season-high 10 dimes tonight. He's more of an assist specialist for fantasy teams if Collin Sexton and Darius Garland remain sidelined, and should otherwise be left on the waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps


Andre Drummond and the Cleveland Cavaliers have officially agreed to a contract buyout. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It has been reported that Drummond will hear pitches from the Knicks, Celtics, Lakers, Nets and Hornets. The Lakers and Nets have been considered the favorites for Drummond for a while, but he will hear from each team before making his decision.

Category: Transactions


The Cavaliers traded center JaVale McGee to the Denver Nuggets. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cleveland is receiving Isaiah Hartenstein and a couple of second-round picks. McGee is going to back up Nikola Jokic in Denver after taking on a leadership role with the Cavs. McGee's arrival in Denver further limits the fantasy appeal of JaMychal Green.

Category: Transactions


Lamar Stevens notched 15 points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3PT, 7-8 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist, and one steal in Friday's loss to San Antonio.

Fantasy Impact: Stevens has had his fair share of games playing double-digit minutes, but recorded his best performance of his career thus far. He scored 7 of his 15 points in just over the first four minutes of the final frame. Despite the big night from the rookie, he should remain on the waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps