Brian Roberts had 13 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds, six assists, one steal and zero turnovers on Sunday, playing 27 minutes off the Hornets' bench.
This makes three excellent games in a row for Roberts, who didn't seem thrown by Greivis Vasquez (ankle) returning to the starting lineup. He's worth plugging into fantasy lineups, with the understanding that New Orleans only has one more game on Wednesday.
Ryan Anderson started at PF with Anthony Davis (knee) out on Sunday, scoring 20 points with four 3-pointers, 12 rebounds and one block.
Davis is done for the year, but of course that only includes one more game on Wednesday vs. Dallas. Robin Lopez also picked up some extra minutes, notching 10 points and 12 boards, and both players should be locked into active fantasy lineups.
Brian Roberts started for injured Greivis Vasquez (ankle) in the Hornets' 96-93 loss to the Clippers on Friday, scoring 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with six rebounds and 11 assists in 41 minutes.
There is no telling when Vasquez (day-to-day) will return, so if Roberts is floating around on your wire it's time to pick him up unless you're stacked.
Eric Gordon scored 25 points on 8-of-18 shooting (2-of-6 3PTs, 7-of-12 FTs) with four rebounds, three assists and a steal in Friday's loss to the Clippers.
The Hornets (and Gordon) would love for him to show well at the end of the year to enhance his nearly non-existent trade value, and that represents a silver lining for his chances to finish out the year on the court.
Monty Williams revealed before Friday's game that Lance Thomas had a sprained MCL earlier this season and played through it.
He played just 10.9 minutes per game this year and hasn't been in any game action since March. If Thomas is healthy, he might actually play with the Hornets running out of bodies. That said, there's no reason to pay attention to this news item.
Brian Roberts will start Friday's game against the Clippers.
Greivis Vasquez (ankle) is out Friday and no lock to return Sunday. That leaves an exciting opportunity for Roberts, who has played 29 or more minutes six times this season. In those games, he's averaged 14.5 points, 8.1 assists and 2.3 rebounds. Owners looking for plug-n-play opportunities should make the add.