Tue Jul 16 3:18pm ET
Players: Richaun Holmes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Sacramento Kings have signed free agent forward Richaun Holmes.
General manager Vlade Divac announced the deal to add depth to his frontcourt on Tuesday. The Athletic reported Holmes will be paid $10 million over two seasons in Sacramento.
Holmes averaged 8.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocked shots per game last season for Phoenix. He also shot 60.8% from the field.
Holmes has played four seasons with Philadelphia and the Suns. He has a career average of 7.7 points per game.
Houston Rockets guard Ben McLemore wasn't particularly efficient on Tuesday but managed to score 16 points with four treys in 27 minutes. McLemore has chucked up an amazing 36 three-point attempts in his last three contests combined and plays in an offense that welcomes shots beyond the arc with open arms. Fortunately, he has also been a knock-down shooter from deep as of late, averaging 3.7 made triples per game since the NBA's return. Houston may rest James Harden and Russell Westbrook (quad) down the stretch and if they do, McLemore is an appealing DFS play in this offense.
Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (quad) returned to the lineup on Tuesday and scored 20 points with six assists, five rebounds, two triples and a steal in a losing effort. Westbrook shot well, but he was a little off at times, turning the ball over a game-high seven times. Westbrook's do-it-all ability makes him a high-priced DFS point guard, though he'll oftentimes be worth it. Anytime James Harden (rest) is not in the starting lineup, the 31-year-old is an even more appealing target. Up next is a matchup against the playoff-bound Pacers.
San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl posted his second double-double in three games in Monday's victory over the Houston Rockets. Poeltl scored 14 points and pulled down 12 rebounds along with one assist, one steal and one block in 28 minutes. The 24-year-old took advantage of Houston's small-ball lineup down low in the post and is the only center on San Antonio's roster right now. Poeltl has averaged 12.3 points, 12.0 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steals per game in his last three contests. He should be a sneaky DFS value on Thursday against the Jazz, who he just notched a double-double against on August 7.
San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points on 69.2 percent shooting from the field, adding six rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 28 minutes. The 31-year-old is doing his best to keep San Antonio's playoff hopes alive, as they've now won three in a row and are just 1.5 games back of the eighth seed in the West. While he doesn't offer much in the three-point shooting department, DeRozan is an uber-efficient mid-range shooter who scores 22.1 points per game and offers at least five rebounds and five dimes per game. He's about as a steady as they come when considering DFS options at shooting guard.
San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson posted career-highs in points, 24, and rebounds, 11, along with three triples en route to his first career double-double. Johnson broke out earlier in August for 35 points in two games and is getting much more playing time in the bubble. The 20-year-old offers good three-point shooting, rebounding and is very active in the steals department, though he's not consistent yet. Since his shot attempts have fluctuated so much in the bubble, he's probably not the best DFS option. However, he could be a deep sleeper in 2020-21 redraft leagues.
Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry (leg) is listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers. He was probable on the injury report, but it sounds like the team plans to hold him out of the second game of the back-to-back set. J.J. Barea, Trey Burke, and Delon Wright should see more minutes coming their way. None of them are reliable DFS options and should be ignored in most formats. Barea is the best bet if you have to pick someone out of the three.
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (mouth) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Washington Wizards. The team gave him the night off on Monday, so you'd think he'd return here. However, the Bucks are resting most of their starters, so Antetokounmpo might join them. George Hill, Pat Connaughton and Sterling Brown are going to be the best scoring options for Milwaukee, assuming Antetokounmpo sits out. Fantasy owners should check back closer to tip-off for more information.
Milwaukee Bucks guards Eric Bledsoe (knee) and Donte Divincenzo (elbow) have been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Washington Wizards. The Bucks are sitting out most of their starters here in a meaningless game. The team doesn't want to risk any injuries, so the backups will see plenty of minutes here. Pat Connaughton, Sterling Brown and George Hill will have their hands full on Tuesday. Hill is looking like he has the most upside of that trio.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Wesley Matthews (groin) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Washington Wizards. The Bucks are sitting most of their starters out of this game. Pat Connaughton and Sterling Brown are expected to be very busy without the main starters taking the court. Both players could be intriguing DFS options for Tuesday's slate. It doesn't sound like Matthews is going to be sidelined long, but the team is taking the cautious approach here.
Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis (foot) will be available for Tuesday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Head coach Brad Stevens said his main rotation players will take the floor, but didn't say how much they'd play. Theis could be somewhat limited here since he is coming off an injury. He'll be a risky DFS option for Tuesday and should probably be avoided in most formats.
Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Phoenix Suns. He'll join Joel Embiid (ankle), Josh Richardson (rest), and Al Horford (knee) on the sideline for this one. Furkan Korkmaz, Glenn Robinson III and Matisse Thybulle will see plenty of minutes and increased usage in this one. Thybulle is the best fantasy option out of that trio.
Philadelphia 76ers forward Al Horford (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Phoenix Suns. Mike Scott will slide into the starting five with most of the Sixers starters sidelined. Alec Burks could see his usage increase as well. He could be a low-cost DFS option for Tuesday's slate. Scott won't be a great option even with the Sixers banged up at the moment.
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (rest) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs. It's the front end of a back-to-back set, so the Rockets will give Harden the day off. He's averaging roughly 36 minutes per game during the bubble, so this makes sense. Russell Westbrook (quad) is expected to play and will see his fantasy value skyrocket without Harden on the court. Austin Rivers will be an intriguing option as well after his 41-point performance last time out.
Brooklyn Nets guards Caris Levert (thigh) and Joe Harris (groin) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Orlando Magic. It's not the front end of a back-to-back, but the Nets are still resting most of their starters. Tyler Johnson, Chris Chiozza and Timothe Luwawu will all see extended run on Tuesday. It's tough to trust any of them in DFS contests, but they could be used as a punt play for Tuesday's slate.
Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Orlando Magic. He is dealing with a left ankle sprain, so the team will give him another day off to rest. Rodions Kurucs and Donta Hall will be asked to step up in the absence of Allen on Tuesday. Neither player is a reliable DFS option and can be ignored in most formats going forward.
San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White (knee) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Houston Rockets. He is dealing with a bruised left knee, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the Spurs take the cautious approach here. DeMar DeRozan and Dejounte Murray will see their usage increase without White on the court. Lonnie Walker IV and Patty Mills will see a small boost as well, but probably not enough to warrant ownership in DFS contests.
Orlando Magic guards Evan Fournier (illness) and Terrence Ross (quarantine) have been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Brooklyn Nets. The Magic are going to be shorthanded without Aaron Gordon (hamstring) and Michael Carter-Williams (foot) as well. Markelle Fultz and Nikola Vucevic should be very busy here. Gary Clark is in line for another start after a 15-point performance on Sunday. Wesley Iwundu and James Ennis are expected to move into the starting five. Iwundu is the better option between the two, but he's more of a punt play for DFS contests.
Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (hamstring) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Brooklyn Nets. It's unclear when Gordon is going to return as he continues to battle a left hamstring issue. Gary Clark is in line for another start and could be a punt play in DFS contests after his performance on Sunday.
Orlando Magic guard Michael Carter-Williams (foot) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Brooklyn Nets. This marks the fourth game in a row that Carter-Williams has missed with a foot issue. At this point, fantasy owners can consider him questionable for Thursday. Markelle Fultz will continue to see a boost in playing time until Carter-Williams returns. Fultz should be a fairly reliable option for DFS contests on Tuesday.
Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray recorded a 14-point performance in his second game back from injury on Monday, shooting 6-for-10 from the field in a 124-121 loss to the Lakers. With his minutes limited to 25, Murray added four rebounds, three assists, and two steals. The 23-year-old guard looked superb in his first game back from injury, when he almost logged a triple-double against Utah, so he seems to be in very good shape, and he'll get two more games to finish the regular season strongly. However, both matchups are tricky ones, with the Clippers and Raptors boasting very good defensive numbers against point guards.