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Toronto Raptors shooting guard Terence Davis had a season-high 16 points on Monday night. In the 132-96 win over the Charlotte Hornets, Davis also set season highs with seven assists and four made three-point shots. The rookie has now scored at least 13 points in three of his last five games as he helps the Raptors cover the loss of Kyle Lowry. Once Lowry returns to the court, Davis' minutes will surely go back down, but while he is getting the playing time he is making the most of his opportunities. Games against the Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks should give Davis more chances to grow his game and make a case to keep some of his minutes when Lowry returns.
Brooklyn Nets forward Taurean Prince has tested positive for COVID-19 and will sit out during the upcoming NBA restart. He'll join Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie, Wilson Chandler and Nicolas Claxton as the seventh Nets player to sit out. The Nets are expected to sign a few players in order to fill the void left by these players. At the moment, Rodions Kurucs stands to gain the most fantasy value from the loss of Prince. He could be a low-cost DFS option, but it really depends on what the Nets decide to do with their rotations and who they sign.
Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones has been cleared to join the team in Orlando on Wednesday. He posted tested for COVID-19 a few weeks ago, but he's ready to go after quarantining and passing multiple tests. He'll have a few weeks to get his conditioning up and get ready for the basketball season. Jones is averaging a career-high 24.5 minutes per game this season, but won't have great DFS value on the crowded Heat roster. However, he'll be a productive piece to their team, but his fantasy value is limited.
Memphis Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke (quad) is expected to be fully healthy for the upcoming NBA restart later this month. Clarke mentioned that his health is back to the way it was before his injury. "Over these past five to six weeks, I've gotten back to the player that I was," Clarke said. The stats might not show it, but Clarke has played a significant role on the Grizzlies this season. They will be glad to have him back alongside Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee) and Justise Winslow (back) who were battling injuries before the shutdown. Getting all three of them back into the rotation gives the Grizzlies a solid chance of holding onto a playoff spot. Clarke is not expected to have reliable DFS value, but will be a good contributor for Memphis.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Isaiah Roby (foot) has been ruled out for the rest of the regular season. He will sit out the upcoming NBA restart after undergoing a minor procedure on his right plantar fascia. The Thunder don't plan to fill his spot on the roster, but he only played in three games with the team. He was acquired by the Thunder from the Dallas Mavericks in January. He averaged 8.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists over 20.2 minutes per game in the G-League. Roby has the potential to be a possible rotational piece in the NBA, but likely won't have much fantasy impact next season. The loss of Roby shouldn't impact the Thunder rotation during the restart.
Orlando Magic forward Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) did not accompany the organization to the bubble on Tuesday. He is still rehabbing a knee injury and might not play with the team at all during the restart. Jonathan Isaac (knee) and Aaron Gordon were asked to fill the void during the regular season. Isaac did join the team to the bubble, but is still rehabbing his knee. Gordon, Terrence Ross, and Wesley Iwundu will be asked to step up if Aminu and Isaac are unable to play. Both Gordon and Ross could be DFS options, but Gordon has more upside.
Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday is looking at an increased role with Victor Oladipo opting out of the upcoming restart. There's a good chance that Holiday starts at point guard and sees roughly 30 minutes per game. The Pacers will be without Jeremy Lamb (knee) and Oladipo during the restart and both of them played huge roles during the regular season. T.J. McConnell is expected to see more minutes coming his way, but Holiday sounds like the one who is going to benefit the most. He could carry decent DFS value if he does end up seeing around 30 minutes per game in the starting five.
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard has decided to opt in for the upcoming NBA restart in Orlando. Howard will head to Orlando on Thursday and plans to donate his checks to a non-profit organization. A few weeks ago, Howard was unsure about playing, but has decided to return in the hopes of helping LeBron James win his fourth title. Howard returning means JaVale McGee and Kyle Kuzma won't have increased roles. Anthony Davis could have a slight uptick in fantasy value now that he is back to full health.
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (shoulder) has decided to opt out of the upcoming NBA restart. He is dealing with a right rotator cuff injury but is not expected to need surgery, according to Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard. Beal has been dealing with a shoulder issue for roughly eight months. He has progressively gotten worse over time, but the Wizards believe he'll be 100 percent healthy by the start of next season. Beal was able to average 30.5 points with a bad shoulder, so at this point, his fantasy value should rise once he's healthy.
Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie has announced that he will not be participating in the NBA's season restart after testing positive for COVID-19. "After another positive test yesterday and considering the symptoms, Brooklyn Nets, team doctors and I have decided that it would be in the best interest for me and the team that I do not play in Orlando," Dinwiddie said. The 27-year-old was averaging 20.6 points, 6.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game while spending most of the season in the starting lineup due to the injury of Kyrie Irving. With Dinwiddie and Irving set to miss the resumption of the season, Caris Levert, Joe Harris and Tyler Johnson will see extended minutes and larger roles in the Nets backcourt.
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (shoulder) will not be participating in the NBA's season restart as a result of a right rotator cuff injury, the team announced on Tuesday. Beal becomes the second member of the Wizards to opt out of the NBA's restart in Orlando, with power forward Davis Bertans announcing that he will not be playing on June 22. The 27-year-old Latvian explained that he would not participate due to his pending free agency, after posting 15.4 points per game on 42% shooting from three-point range. Beal's tremendous season was highlighted by career-highs of 30.5 points, 6.1 assists and 4.2 rebounds on 45.5% shooting from the field. The loss of Beal and Bertans will result in additional minutes and opportunity for players such as Thomas Bryant, Rui Hachimura and Ish Smith in the eight games scheduled to begin on July 30.
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