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Raphielle Johnson

Raphielle Johnson has been with NBC Sports in some capacity since 2013, beginning as a college basketball writer before transitioning to fantasy basketball. A longtime supporter of AC Milan, he can be followed on Threads and X at @raphiellej.

The Knicks lost Jalen Brunson to a knee contusion less than a minute into Sunday’s win over Cleveland, opening the door for McBride to shine.
Brooklyn will play five games in Week 19, while the Raptors, Clippers, and Suns all have injury concerns to navigate.
With “silly season” not far away, Williams is one player who could be a difference-maker in deeper leagues.
Jaquez, Caleb Martin, and Delon Wright all provided tangible fantasy value in Monday’s win over Sacramento.
O’Neale is the rare buyout market player who can offer tangible fantasy value in his new home.
After an oversized Week 17, we’re back to “normal” in Week 18 as the fantasy basketball trade deadline in standard leagues looms.
The Rockets rookie had another solid night off the bench and is worthy of consideration in standard leagues.
With the All-Star break in the rear-view mirror, fantasy basketball’s “silly season” is approaching.
The shorthanded Heat had multiple options emerge in their blowout of the Bucks on Tuesday.
With the Heat dealing with multiple injuries, the rookie is back on the fantasy radar in standard leagues.
The All-Star break is on the horizon, creating the always fun fantasy “week” that combines two real weeks.
Richards recorded a double-double against the Bucks, and the Hornets lack credible options behind him at the center position.
The Pelicans lost Jonas Valanciunas during their win over the Clippers, so it’s “Nance Time” in the Big Easy.
A look at some of the players mentioned in trade rumors, and who could be impacted if those moves are made.
Podziemski played well off the bench on Saturday, and more opportunities could be coming his way with Andrew Wiggins suffering a sprained ankle.
It’s trade deadline week, and that stands to wreak havoc on fantasy waiver wires.
Nesmith had one of the best games of his career on Tuesday, and there’s also a worthwhile pickup for Wednesday’s slate.
The Pacers played without Tyrese Haliburton and T.J. McConnell, opening things up even more for Nembhard.
Week 15 is Doc Rivers’ first full week as Bucks head coach, and Ben Simmons could make his long-awaited return.
The Pacers’ backup point guard stepped up his production with Tyrese Haliburton sidelined by a hamstring injury.
The Heat have reportedly made an upgrade on the perimeter, acquiring Rozier from the struggling Hornets.
Isaiah Stewart and Sam Merrill were two of Monday’s top fantasy pickups.
The Rockets rookie had a career night in Sunday’s loss to the Celtics, filling in admirably for Fred VanVleet.
All 30 teams will play at least three games during Week 14 as the NBA passes the official halfway point of the regular season.