News: Morris posted 15 points, nine rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 37 minutes of action Friday against the Blazers.
Impact: Morris is averaging 18.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.2 steals over the last five games. He's been a solid fantasy player all season, and his heightened performance of late could be a result of synergy co-starting with his win brother. That being said, both are worth owning in most leagues at this point.
News: Bledsoe went cold from the field Friday against the Blazers, shooting just 5-for-20 en-route to a 13-point performance. He added three rebounds, seven assists, and one steals in 38 minutes of action.
Impact: Bledsoe is averaging 18.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 2.2 steals over the last five games -- closely resembling his season averages. Owners can just take his poor performance Friday with a grain of salt, as the young guard has been effective all season long.
News: Morris grabbed a double-double with 19 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 44 minutes of action Friday against the Blazers.
Impact: Morris is now averaging 13.6 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.8 three-pointers made over the last five games. He's never been known to be a rebounder, but his performance of late is certainly drawing attention. He may not be the better of the two brothers, but Marcus is certainly producing enough to be owned in standard leagues at this point.
News: Knight (ankle) won't play Friday against the Blazers, CSN Northwest reports.
Impact: Knight will miss his eighth straight game because of a sprained ankle, but appears to finally be nearing a return. It won't come Friday, making his next chance to rejoin the lineup Sunday against the Thunder.
News: Bledsoe will play Friday against the Trail Blazers.
Impact: Bledsoe was absent from practice Thursday due to a stomach virus, but Jeff Hornacek said he's feeling better and will be able to go Friday night. Expect Bledsoe to hold down his usual role as the starting point guard. The Kentucky product is shooting 46 percent on the month while averaging 18.0 points, 6.0 assists and 5.9 rebounds.
News: Knight (ankle) has been deemed a game-time call for Friday's game against the Blazers.
Impact: Knight has missed the last seven games with a sprained ankle. He nearly returned Wednesday but was ruled out after going through warmups. He'll likely undergo the same process Friday, and a decision may not come until just before tip.