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Randolph, out since Jan. 1 because of a knee injury, came off the bench in two games over the weekend. He scored 25 points in 25 minutes (though he went only 7-of-14 from the line) against the Toronto Raptors on Friday, then produced 13 points in 24 minutes against the Washington Wizards on Sunday. He added nine rebounds in each game. Randolph is expected to start for the Memphis Grizzlies when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.Ellis, meanwhile, had 18 points, four assists, four rebounds and three steals in a team-high 38 minutes, leading the Bucks past the Golden State Warriors on Friday. However, other recently traded players were less statistically impactful in their debuts: Playing limited minutes, Ramon Sessions totaled 17 points and 11 assists in his first two games with the Los Angeles Lakers. In a stunning home loss to the Utah Jazz on Sunday, Sessions was just 1-for-7 from the floor, but 8-of-10 from the line. Gerald Wallace had 11 points, three rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 37 minutes for the New Jersey Nets on March 17. Stephen Jackson played just 17 minutes for the San Antonio Spurs, finishing with five points against the Dallas Mavericks on March 17. And Nick Young scored nine points off the bench in 29 minutes for the Los Angeles Clippers against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. He made only one field goal but was 7-of-8 from the line.
• Derrick Rose (groin) might not accompany the Chicago Bulls on their two-game road trip, which begins Monday against the Orlando Magic. C.J. Watson, who also is hindered (ankle) but is playing through it, had 20 points against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.• JaVale McGee and Wilson Chandler could both be active when the Denver Nuggets host the Mavs on Monday. It will be interesting to see how coach George Karl doles out minutes now. Chandler, by the way, is still available in most ESPN.com leagues. • Rodrigue Beaubois is a nice fill-in play versus the Nuggets should Shawn Marion (knee) miss another game. With Marion sidelined against the Spurs on Saturday, Vince Carter slid over to small forward and Beaubois (18 points, eight rebounds) started at shooting guard. The Nuggets allow a league-high 8.3 3-pointers per game, and they also yield the third-most points. • Richard Jefferson was a putrid 2-of-14 shooting in his first game with the Warriors, but for deeper leagues I'm actually a bit intrigued by his potential with his new team. R.J. logged 38 minutes in the overtime loss to the Jazz on Saturday, and that could be a trend. In the aftermath of their deadline-day maneuverings, the Warriors have a paper-thin roster that will have to navigate a hellacious schedule (24 games over the season's final 39 days). Jefferson -- along with Klay Thompson, Nate Robinson, David Lee and Dorell Wright -- should all play a ton down the stretch.