Fantasy NBA
Forward Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Matt Barnes, SF, LAC11/20/2014 7:07:00 PM
Description: Clippers forward Matt Barnes will start on Thursday against the Heat.
Insight: Barnes has played well, scoring in double digits in two of the last three games, and looks to have won back his starting job. He has a favorable matchup versus the Heat, and if he remains in the lineup, he is worth picking up in standard leagues.
Jason Thompson, F, SAC11/20/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: Kings forward Jason Thompson is probable for Thursday's game against Chicago with tightness in left quadriceps.
Insight: Thompson's game Tuesday, playing with the quad injury, was the best of the season - 15 points and nine rebounds.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC11/20/2014 1:59:00 PM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay is questionable for Thursday's game against Chicago due to right Achilles tendinitis.
Insight: gay is playing big minutes this season (37 mpg) and averaging 21.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.2 spg, so is a must start when in the lineup.
Taj Gibson, PF, CHIHot11/20/2014 1:56:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson will start for injured Pau Gasol again Thursday and is in line for big numbers.
Insight: Gibson scored 20 points on 9-for-13 shooting with five rebounds, six assists, a steal and two blocks Monday in 41 minutes and could easily duplicate, or better, those totals.
Josh McRoberts, F, MIA11/20/2014 1:50:00 PM
Description: Heat power forward Josh McRoberts (toe) practiced Thursday morning and is in line to play Thursday night against the Clippers
Insight: He's done nothing to show us he should be in fantasy lineups averaging 2.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.4 apg.
Luol Deng, F, MIA11/20/2014 1:46:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng did not play on Monday, but despite a doubtful tag practiced Thursday morning.
Insight: Owners should consider him a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Clippers.
Danny Granger, SF, MIA11/20/2014 1:46:00 PM
Description: Heat shooting guard Danny Granger played 20 minutes Monday and could see that much time Thursday if Deng is again inactive.
Insight: Deng did practice at the morning shootaround and even with the 20 minutes Granger only managed four points, zero rebounds and assists. He's not fantasy worthy.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F, MIL11/19/2014 10:59:00 PM
Description: Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo shot 7-of-11 to help the Bucks beat the Nets, 122-118, in triple overtime on Wednesday.
Insight: Despite it being an early regular season game, it had extra meaning for coach Jason Kidd to defeat his old team. Brandon Knight could have won the game with a layup at the end of the first overtime, but he missed the wide open shot. Antetokounmpo had 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Jabari Parker, F, MIL11/19/2014 10:55:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Jabari Parker scored a team-high 23 points to lead the Bucks over the Nets, 122-118, in triple overtime.
Insight: Parker shot 8-of-13 from the field and 7-for-10 at the line. He also had seven rebounds. His numbers might have been a little inflated with the three overtimes, but fantasy owners love the efficiency. That's the most points Parker has scored in his young NBA career.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK11/19/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony had his best night shooting of the season, but the Knicks still lost by 16.
Insight: Anthony shot 7-of-10 from the field, including 4-for-5 at the 3-point line. He finished with 20 points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM11/19/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph posted huge numbers again with his eighth double-double of the season Wednesday.
Insight: Randolph had 18 points and 18 rebounds in the, 96-92, loss to the Raptors. He shot 7-of-18 from the field. Randolph had two steals, but didn't contribute any assists for blocks.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR11/19/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points to lead Toronto over the team with the best record in the league.
Insight: The Raptors beat the Grizzlies, 96-92. DeRozan shot 10-of-22 with five rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET11/19/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe recorded his sixth double-double of the season Wednesday.
Insight: Monroe had 18 points and 12 rebounds against the Suns. He shot 7-for-17 from the field. He also had three assists and a steal.
Brandon Bass, F, BOS11/19/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Brandon Bass came off the bench to lead Boston with 23 points on Wednesday against the 76ers.
Insight: Bass shot 9-of-13 and made 5-out-of-7 free throws. He also had six rebounds, and one of everything else: assist, steal, block. He still isn't worth owning in standard leagues.
Boris Diaw, F, SAN11/19/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Spurs forward Boris Diaw returned to the lineup Wednesday and had a fantastic fantasy day in Cleveland.
Insight: Diaw scored 19 points, which was tied with Duncan for the team-lead. He also had seven assists, six rebounds, three steals and a block. His seven assists led the Spurs in the game.
LeBron James, F, CLE11/19/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James had another subpar game versus the Spurs.
Insight: He finished with 15 points, shooting just 6-for-17 from the field. He did make two 3-pointers to help out his numbers. James also shined with nine assists and six rebounds, but the five turnovers hurt. Trailing by two, James lost the ball dribbling up the court on the final possession of the game. Cleveland lost, 92-90.
Tim Duncan, F/C, SAN11/19/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Spurs forward Tim Duncan recorded his seventh double-double in Wednesday's, 92-90, victory over the Cavaliers.
Insight: Duncan finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds. He also chipped in three assists, two blocks and two steals, including a steal on LeBron James with 10 seconds left to seal the victory.
Solomon Hill, F, IND11/19/2014 9:21:00 PM
Description: Pacers forward Solomon Hill tipped in the game-winning shot as Indiana defeated Charlotte, 88-86, on Wednesday.
Insight: As for fantasy numbers, Hill posted numbers below his season averages on Wednesday. He had six points and five rebounds to go with three turnovers.
Blake Griffin, F, LAC11/19/2014 9:13:00 PM
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin scored 20 points on Wednesday against the Magic.
Insight: He shot 8-for-18 from the field and 4-of-6 from the free-throw line. Griffin also had four rebounds and two assists. He is averaging close to 23 points per game.
Nick Young, G/F, LAL11/19/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard Nick Young played well in his first game-action of the season.
Insight: He came off the bench and played 28 minutes, going 6-of-10 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line for 17 points, five rebounds, two 3-pointers, and one steal. Young will have a chance to chuck all season long.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOPHot11/19/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis continued his hot play in Tuesday's win against the Kings.
Insight: He was 11-of-19 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line for 28 points. Davis also had nine rebounds, two steals, and three blocks in 41 minutes of action. He has been absolutely fantastic this season, averaging 25.5 ppg, 11.4 rpg, 3.9 bpg, 2.3 spg, and shooting 58 percent from the field.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK11/18/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony filled the stat sheet in Tuesday's loss to Milwaukee.
Insight: He was 9-of-16 from the floor and 4-of-6 from the line. Melo also chipped in six rebounds, five assists, two 3-pointers, and only one turnover. Owners cannot complain about those numbers.
Ersan Ilyasova, F, MIL11/18/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova scored a team-high 20 points during Tuesday's win over the Knicks.
Insight: He was 8-of-10 from the floor and 3-of-4 from downtown. However, owners should leave Ilyasova on waivers for the time being.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL11/18/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Hawks power forward Paul Millsap scored a team-high 29 points in Tuesday's loss to the Lakers.
Insight: He was 11-of-16 from the field and 5-of-8 from the line, while also recording four rebounds, three assists, four steals, two 3-pointers, two blocks, and one turnover.
Carlos Boozer, F, LAL11/18/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Lakers forward Carlos Boozer played well in Tuesday's win versus Atlanta.
Insight: He was 10-of-14 from the floor for 20 points, 10 rebounds, and two assists. Owners should be pleased with this stat line.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL11/18/2014 12:16:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll is expected to miss Tuesday's game with the ongoing groin injury.
Insight: Carroll suffered the injury on Monday against the Knicks and already missed three games. Call him day-to-day.Thabo Sefolosha will start. Sefolosha is not reliable enough to plug into standard leagues.
Nick Young, G/F, LAL11/18/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard Nick Young is expected to return to action Tuesday against Atlanta.
Insight: Young can score, but he doesn't shoot for a high percentage or add much in other fantasy categories.
Blake Griffin, F, LAC11/18/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin scored 19 points with 10 rebounds and four assists.
Insight: He is averaging 23.1 ppg and 7.3 rpg this season, so his scoring wasn't up to expectations.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI11/18/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler was all over the box score, posting 22 points, six rebounds, eight assists and two steals.
Insight: Butler didn't shoot particularly well, but with Derrick Rose out of the lineup saw plenty of opportunities and took 17 shots.
Taj Gibson, PF, CHI11/18/2014 9:47:00 AM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson started for injured Pau Gasol and posted solid fantasy numbers.
Insight: Gibson scored 20 points on 9-for-13 shooting with five rebounds, six assists, a steal and two blocks.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR11/18/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) played solidly, posting 22 points and nine board in 36 minutes.
Insight: He missed the shootaround, but he was ready to go when the whistle blew. Make sure he's back in all lineups.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOPHot11/18/2014 9:36:00 AM
Description: Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis put together another monster game - 31 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, three steals, three blocks.
Insight: That's why he was a top-three selection on draft day. It's the type of line we expect from him every time out.
Tim Duncan, F/C, SAN11/17/2014 11:01:00 PM
Description: Spurs forward Tim Duncan had 10 points and nine rebounds on Monday.
Insight: Impressive considering Duncan played just 16 minutes. The Spurs had a giant lead over the 0-10 76ers early, and coach Gregg Popovich rested his stars.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN11/17/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard scored five points and grabbed 11 rebounds in limited minutes on Monday.
Insight: San Antonio took a 30-13 lead over Philadelphia by the end of the first quarter, so Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gave his starters a lot of rest. Leonard was 2-of-7 from the field in 20 minutes.
Bojan Bogdanovic, F, BRK11/17/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic was very efficient in Monday's loss to Miami.
Insight: He was 8-of-11 from the floor, 2-of-2 from the line, and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, for 22 points. Bogdanovic also had three rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two turnovers. He can be kept on the waiver wire however, for the time being.
Markieff Morris, F, PHO11/17/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Suns power forward Markieff Morris scored a season-high 30 points on Monday versus the Celtics.
Insight: Morris is averaging 13.8 points per game, so this was a bit of a surprise. Morris shot 14-of-21 from the field and also had seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Jeff Green, F, BOS11/17/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Jeff Green scored 28 points in a loss on Monday against the Suns.
Insight: Green hit 10 of his 17 shots and 8-of-9 free throws. He contributed very little anywhere else but did have three steals, two rebounds, two blocks and an assist.
Caron Butler, G/F, DET11/17/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Pistons guard/forward Caron Butler scored 20 points off the bench on Monday.
Insight: After scoring four total points in his previous two games, Butler hit three 3-pointers and went 7-of-7 from the line, while also chipping in six rebounds. With all this being said, Butler needs to be left on the waiver wire.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL11/17/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris filled the stat sheet in Monday's victory against Detroit.
Insight: He had 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, five steals, three 3-pointers, one block, and zero turnovers, while shooting 10-of-17 from the floor. Owners cannot ask for much more.
LeBron James, F, CLE11/17/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James posted 22 points and nine rebounds in a losing effort Monday.
Insight: He was 8-of-18 from the floor and 5-of-7 from the line, and did not look to be feeling any effects of his head cold, as James played 41 minutes. He also had five assists, two blocks, and four turnovers.
Kevin Love, F, CLE11/17/2014 9:22:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love had a solid night in Monday's loss to Denver.
Insight: He had 20 points, 11 rebounds, one 3-pointer, and two turnovers. Look for Love to have nights like this one, often.
Chandler Parsons, F, DAL11/17/2014 9:21:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons nearly recorded a double-double on Monday.
Insight: Parsons shot 4-for-9 from the 3-point line and finished with 17 points. He also had nine rebounds, six rebounds and a steal while not turning the ball over once.
Nicolas Batum, F, POR11/17/2014 8:30:00 PM
Description: Portland small forward Nicolas Batum (knee) will not play Monday versus the Pelicans.
Insight: This was expected, and owners should consider him day-to-day.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR11/17/2014 8:28:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) will play Monday against New Orleans.
Insight: He missed shootaround, but is ready to role. Owners need to make sure he is in all lineups.
Luol Deng, F, MIA11/17/2014 8:08:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng did not start on Monday and will not play.
Insight: Owners should consider him questionable for Thursday's game against the Clippers.
LeBron James, F, CLE11/17/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James (illness) will play Monday against Denver.
Insight: He missed shootaround, but is not expected to be limited with a head cold. Get him into lineups.
Nicolas Batum, F, POR11/17/2014 2:25:00 PM
Description: Portland small forward Nicolas Batum is hoping to return next Monday against the Pelicans, but is listed as questionable.
Insight: He did practice Sunday, but a more likely target for his return is the next game on Friday.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR11/17/2014 2:20:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) missed Saturday's game and is questionalbe for Monday against New Orleans.
Insight: He has been battling an upper respiratory sickness, and it looks like Portland is going to give him some rest. The Blazers used a twin towers stategy on Saturday with centers Robin Lopez and Chris Kaman.
Danilo Gallinari, F, DEN11/17/2014 1:58:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari will miss Monday's game against Cleveland due to a sore left knee.
Insight: Gallinari has yet to prove he's back from injury and appears to be on a 20-minute limit even when he plays.
LeBron James, F, CLE11/17/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James missed the morning shootaround due to illness, but is still listed as probable for Monday night's game against Denver.
Insight: James has posted 32 or more points in each of the last three games - all victories. We expect him to be ready, but fantasy owners will have to check back just before tipoff.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA11/17/2014 1:44:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will miss his third straight game Monday night with a stress reaction in his right foot, according to beat reporter Rick Bonnell.
Insight: Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 9.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.3 apg this season. P. J. Hairston is expected to start in his place.
Kenneth Faried, F, DEN11/16/2014 5:14:00 PM
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried was a rebound shy of a double-double versus the Knicks on Sunday.
Insight: Faried scored 16 points and had nine rebounds. He shot 7-for-9 from the field. It is the best game Faried has had in a week or two.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK11/16/2014 5:12:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony shot 10-for-14 from the field against the Nuggets on Sunday.
Insight: Anthony scored 28 points to lead the Knicks over the Nuggets, 109-93. He hit two 3-pointers and had nine rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Blake Griffin, F, LAC11/16/2014 11:17:00 AM
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin scored 19 points to help the Clippers beat the Suns, 120-107, on Saturday.
Insight: Griffin also grabbed eight rebounds with four assists, a steal and a block. He is averaging 23.6 ppg and 7.0 rpg this season.
Khris Middleton, F, MIL11/16/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Bucks small forward Khris Middleton (sore right knee) hasn't played the last two games and is questionable for Sunday's game against Miami.
Insight: Middleton is averaging 9.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.5 apg which isn't fantasy worthy.
Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL11/16/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki took only nine shots on Saturday and scored 15 points.
Insight: That is extremely surprising considering Dallas scored 131 points, but the Mavericks did play in their second straight blowout. Nowitzki had played just 43 minutes the last two games and taken 17 shots. At least he is making the most of his opportunities as he has made 13 of those shots.
Perry Jones, F, OKC11/16/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Thunder rookie Perry Jones III is not going to play Sunday against Oklahoma City and has yet to return to practice.
Insight: Jones (15.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.2 apg) is missing out on a great chance to be a fantasy-worthy player with Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant sidelined. Neither Lance Thomas or Anthony Morrow , who will replace Jones, are fantasy worthy.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET11/16/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe recorded his fifth double-double of the season Saturday.
Insight: Monroe had 16 points and 11 rebounds against the Grizzlies. He shot 8-of-13 from the field. As far as other stats, he had just one assist.
Luis Scola, F, IND11/16/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Pacers power forward Luis Scola made 10-of-12 shots from the field to help record his second double-double this season.
Insight: Scola had 21 points and 11 rebounds while also contributing a steal and two blocks. His only blemish was his 1-for-4 at the line.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL11/16/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Hawks power forward Paul Millsap led the team with 16 points against the Cavaliers on Saturday.
Insight: Millsap shot 7-for-13 from the field and finished with seven rebounds and four assists. He is averaging 16.8 ppg and 8.4 rpg.
Solomon Hill, F, IND11/15/2014 10:59:00 PM
Description: Pacers forward Solomon Hill scored 21 points on 6-of-14 shooting Saturday against the Bulls.
Insight: Three different Pacers players, Hill, Luis Scola, and A.J. Price, all scored 21 points each. Hill also had 12 rebounds, a season-high, to record his first double-double of the season.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI11/15/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored 32 points Saturday in a loss against the Pacers.
Insight: Butler made 10 field goals and 11 free throws. He also had six rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR11/15/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points in the victory over the Jazz on Saturday.
Insight: DeRozan shot 10-of-17 from the field and 7-for-8 at the line. He did not contribute much in the other statistics though with three rebounds, two assists and one steal.
LeBron James, F, CLE11/15/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James took over his second straight game as he dropped 32 points on Saturday.
Insight: James shot 13-of-20, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range. The Cavaliers made their first 11 3-pointers against the Hawks Saturday. James also had seven assists, six rebounds and a block.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR11/15/2014 8:50:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) is doubtful for Saturday's game. UPDATE: Aldridge will not play in Saturday's game against the Nets.
Insight: He has been battling an upper respiratory sickness, and it looks like Portland is going to give him some rest. Thomas Robinson is the candidate to see the most action, but Dorrell Wright will be mixed in as well.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR11/15/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) is doubtful for Saturday's game.
Insight: He has been battling an upper respiratory sickness, and it looks like Portland is going to give him some rest. Thomas Robinson is the candidate to see the most action, but Dorrell Wright will be mixed in as well.
Carlos Boozer, F, LAL11/15/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: Lakers forward Carlos Boozer scored a team-high 19 points in Friday's loss to San Antonio.
Insight: He played well and was 8-of-13 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, while also contributing eight rebounds, one assist, two steals, and two turnovers. Boozer is averaging 13.7 ppg and 6.1 rpg, while shooting 51 percent from the floor this season.
Tim Duncan, F/C, SAN11/15/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: Spurs forward Tim Duncan was very efficient in 25 minutes of work, duing Friday's win over the Lakers.
Insight: He was 6-of-9 from the field and 1-of-1 from the line for 13 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one turnover. The ageless wonder is averaging a steady 14.4 ppg and 11.4 rpg.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK11/14/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony played his best game of the season, but New York fell at the buzzer to Utah.
Insight: Trey Burke hit the clutch shot in the corner, which will overshadow Anthony's fantastic night. He was 16-of-26 from the field and 13-of-16 from the line for 46 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one 3-pointer, and two turnovers. Owners will hope this gets Melo going.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA11/14/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward had a monster night during Friday's win against the Knicks.
Insight: He was 11-of-18 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line for 33 points, six assists, three rebounds, four steals, two 3-pointers, and three turnovers. Hayward has seemingly taken a nice step forward this season.
LeBron James, F, CLE11/14/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James took over in Friday's win over the Celtics.
Insight: He helped erase a 19-point deficit, and finished the night going 16-of-27 for 41 points, seven assists, four rebounds, three 3-pointers, one block, and three turnovers. These are the numbers owners envisioned when they drafted James first overall.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL11/14/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Hawks power forward Paul Millsap scored 19 points in Friday's win over the Heat.
Insight: He also had nine rebounds, two assists, two steals, oneblock, and two turnovers. Solid night for Millsap.
Solomon Hill, F, IND11/14/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: Pacers forward Solomon Hill scored 12 points in Friday's loss to Denver.
Insight: He was 5-of-16 from the field, and also chipped in five rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, and one turnover, in 37 minutes of action. Hill is worthy of being on fantasy rosters.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL11/14/2014 9:21:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris had a strong game in Friday's victory against the Bucks.
Insight: Harris was 10-of-18 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line for 26 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, one block, and two turnovers. Harris has been a pleasant surprise this season.
Thomas Robinson, PF, POR11/14/2014 3:23:00 PM
Description: Blazers forward Thomas Robinson would likely get the start at PF if LaMarcus Aldridge isn't over his upper respiratory illness by Saturday.
Insight: Robinson has never started an NBA game so knowing what he can do isn't an absolute, but he's unlikely to produce fantasy-worthy numbers.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR11/14/2014 3:18:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge was forced from Friday's practice by an upper respiratory illness and is doubtful for Saturday's game with the Brooklyn Nets.
Insight: Aldridge ia a top-tier PF averaging 21.8 ppg and 7.9 rpg and can't be replaced. Thomas Robinson would be the guy to start for Aldridge if he can't run.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA11/14/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will miss a couple of game with a stress reaction in his right foot, according to beat reporter Rick Bonnell.
Insight: Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 9.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.3 apg this season. P. J. Hairston is expected to start in his place.
Perry Jones, F, OKC11/14/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: Thunder rookie Perry Jones III is doubtful for Friday's game against Detroit with his knee injury.
Insight: Jones (15.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.2 apg) has still not practiced since suffering the injury. He'll likely join a long list of OKC players in street clothes.
Khris Middleton, F, MIL11/14/2014 10:51:00 AM
Description: Bucks small forward Khris Middleton (sore right knee) is questionable for Friday's game against Orlando.
Insight: Middleton is averaging 9.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.5 apg which isn't fantasy worthy.
Mike Scott, F, ATL11/14/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Hawks forward Mike Scott is probable for Friday's game against Miami while dealing with a bruised back.
Insight: Scott has averaged 9.7 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists and won't be a fantasy worthy option as long as Paul Millsap is healthy.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL11/14/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll is expected to miss another game Friday with a groin injury.
Insight: Carroll suffered the injury on Monday against the Knicks and already missed two games. Call him day-to-day.Thabo Sefolosha will start. Sefolosha is not reliable enough to plug into standard leagues.
Draymond Green, F, GSWHot11/14/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Golden State forward Draymond Green played well as he continues to start for David Lee.
Insight: Green posted 17 points (7-of-14 shooting) with eight rebounds and seven assists a steal and two blocks. You have to like those numbers. Keep starting him.
Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL11/14/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki was "held" to 21 points in 20 minutes of work against Philadelphia.
Insight: It was the lack of an actual NBA opponent at the other end of the floor that held Nowitzki to a low total since he did average a point-a-minute.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI11/14/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler put together his best numbers of the season Thursday night against Toronto.
Insight: Butler did it all, shooting 7-of-10 from the field for 21 points with nine rebounds, six assists and a block. He has to share the offense with a lot of other talented players, but he is showing he can contribute in many categories.
Rudy Gay, F, SACHot11/13/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay continued his strong play.
Insight: He had 25 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, one 3-pointer, and zero turnovers. Owners will take nights like this all season long.
Marvin Williams, F, CHA11/13/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Hornets forward Marvin Williams (left knee tendinitis) is doubtful for Friday against the Suns.
Insight: Williams is not worth of pickup right now anyway. Leave him on the waiver wire.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL11/13/2014 3:53:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll will miss another game Thursday with a groin injury.
Insight: Carroll suffered the injury on Monday against the Knicks and already missed Wednesday's contest. call him day-to-day.Thabo Sefolosha will start. Sefolosha is not reliable enough to plug into standard leagues.
Luis Scola, F, INDCold11/13/2014 3:50:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward Luis Scola had a poor outing Saturday versus Washington.
Insight: Scola has had a chance to show he's worthy of more minutes, but has come up short. He's averaging 6.9 oog, 7.3 rpg while starting for David West in 23 mpg. That's not enough to unseat the starter when he returns from his ankle injury.
David West, F, IND11/13/2014 3:49:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West (sprained right ankle) will not play for at least two more games, according to Indy Star reporter Autmn Allison.
Insight: Luis Scola will continue to start, while Lavoy Allen will see more minutes, during West's absence.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP11/12/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Pelicans small forward Tyreke Evans recorded a double-double in Wednesday win over the Lakers.
Insight: Evans posted 19 points and 11 assists, along with five rebounds and two turnovers. Evans will be inconsistent at times, but will chances to post solid numbers all season.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP11/12/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis had another massive game in Wednesday's victory over the Lakers.
Insight: He was 12-of-16 from the field for 25 points, 12 rebounds, six blocks, one assist, and one steal. Davis is continuing to put up MVP-type numbers.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK11/12/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony finally had a good shooting night in Wednesday's loss to the Magic.
Insight: He was 10-of-17 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line for 27 points, five rebounds, one assist, two 3-pointers, one steal, one block, and one turnover. Anthony is poised to go on a hot streak.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL11/12/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Hawks power forward Paul Millsap had a monster game in Wednesday victory versus Utah.
Insight: He had 30 points and 17 rebounds, along with three assists, two steals, two blocks, and two turnovers. Millsap will have double-double potential every time out.
Derrick Favors, F/C, UTA11/12/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors shot 9-of-11 from the floor for 20 points on Wednesday.
Insight: He also had six rebounds, three assists, two steals, two blocks, and three turnovers. Favors has played very well this season, and looks like he is line to break out.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL11/12/2014 3:13:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll will miss Wednesday's game with a groin injury.
Insight: Carroll suffered the injury on Monday against the Knicks. Thabo Sefolosha will start on Wednesday against the Jazz. Sefolosha is not reliable enough to plug into standard leagues. Carroll is day-to-day.
Nicolas Batum, F, POR11/12/2014 3:08:00 PM
Description: Portland small forward Nicolas Batum is hoping to return next Monday against the Pelicans.
Insight: That means Batum will miss games on Wednesday and Saturday. He has a knee injury. Fantasy owners can take Batum out of their lineups for the week.
K.J. McDaniels, F, PHI11/12/2014 2:49:00 PM
Description: 76ers forward K.J. McDaniels has 2.2 blocks per game over his last five contests.
Insight: McDaniels told the Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday that it would "mean a lot" to start for the 76ers. It sounds like coach brett Brown is not ready to plug McDaniels into the starting lineup, but the rookie is trending up. In deep leagues, stash McDaniels and keep an eye on him in shallow leagues.
Perry Jones, F, OKC11/12/2014 2:45:00 PM
Description: Thunder rookie Perry Jones III is again out on Wednesday with his knee injury.
Insight: Jomes has not practiced since suffering the injury. His fantasy relevancy is quickly closing. Andre Roberson is also out. Lance Thomas and Jeremy Lamb will start in their place, but neither are very good fantasy plays.
Danilo Gallinari, F, DEN11/12/2014 2:34:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has been cleared for full game action without a minute restriction according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Gallinari had previously been on a 20 minute restriction, but he comes off that limitation sooner than most expected. He is hitting just 22 percent of his field goal attempts, but after sitting out all of last season, owners need to be patient with Gallinari.
Jabari Parker, F, MIL11/12/2014 10:51:00 AM
Description: Bucks coach Jason Kidd benched forward Jabari Parker in the fourth quarter against the Thunder on Tuesday.
Insight: It was the second straight game Parker rode the bench down the stretch in the fourth quarter. That is a huge concern for fantasy owners, who likely took Parker as the No. 1 rookie in this year's draft. The rookie finished with just six points, four rebounds and three assists in 21 minutes. Despite that, owners need to show patience. This 19-year-old has played just eight games at the NBA level.
Harrison Barnes, SF, GSW11/12/2014 10:47:00 AM
Description: Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes scored 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds versus the Spurs.
Insight: It was by far Barnes best fantasy night. His 39 minutes and 12 shots were season-highs, so it is hard to count on a repeat performance. In addition, with David Lee returning soon, Barnes' fantasy value is short-term anyway.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN11/12/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard is finally starting to turn it on, scoring 19 points on Tuesday.
Insight: Leonard had shot over 50 percent the last two games. He was 7-for-11 and made two 3-points against the Warriors on Tuesday. He also has 30 rebounds in the last three games.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR11/12/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge posted a double-double in Tuesday's, 102-100, victory over the Hornets.
Insight: Aldridge scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. He also had three assists. Aldridge shot 10-for-21 from the field and 5-for-5 from the free-throw line.
Chandler Parsons, F, DAL11/12/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons played much better on Tuesday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-19 shooting against the Kings.
Insight: Parsons scored a combined nine points in his last two games, so it was nice to see the small forward be more productive. He also contributed four rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Rudy Gay, F, SACHot11/12/2014 9:41:00 AM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay scored a team-high 26 points against the Mavericks.
Insight: Unfortunately for the Kings, a ferocious Dallas comeback, in which the Mavericks outscored the Kings, 30-15, in the third quarter, spoiled Gay's great night. Gay had eight rebounds and eight assists but also had seven turnovers.
Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL11/12/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki past Hakeem Olajuwon for ninth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list on Tuesday against the Kings.
Insight: Nowitzki's 23 points also helped the Mavericks erase a 24-point deficit to beat Sacramento, 106-98. Nowitzki shot 7-of-12 and grabbed seven rebounds.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM11/11/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Memphis power forward Zach Randolph recorded his sixth double-double in eight games this season.
Insight: It was Randolph's weakest double-double because he had just 11 points and 10 rebounds, but fantasy owners will take it. Randolph is averaging 16.6 ppg and 10.8 rpg.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL11/11/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris recorded a double-double against the Raptors on Tuesday.
Insight: Harris finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field, including 2-for-5 from behind the arc. Harris also had five assists, but he did foul out.
Perry Jones, F, OKC11/11/2014 8:32:00 PM
Description: Thunder rookie Perry Jones III is out with a knee injury on Tuesday against the Bucks.
Insight: This isn't really a surprise because Jones has not practiced at all this week. Lance Thomas will start in his place. Andre Roberson will also be out for Oklahoma City.
LeBron James, F, CLE11/11/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: The NBA removed one of LeBron James' rebounds and assists from Monday night's game due to a scoring error, so he no longer registered a triple-double.
Insight: After the stat correction, James finished with 32 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. It really makes no difference, but just in case fantasy owners start to wonder what happened to an assist and rebound for James. James has 37 career triple-doubles.
Tim Duncan, F/C, SAN11/11/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Spurs forward Tim Duncan and guard Manu Ginobili are listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Warriors.
Insight: It is the second game of a back-to-back set for the Spurs, so in typical Gregg Popovich fashion, he might sit his stars. Boris Diaw is a decent plug-in starter at power forward for daily fantasy leagues.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET11/10/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe played well during Monday's loss to the Bulls.
Insight: He was 8-of-19 from the field for 16 points. Monroe finished off his double-double with 10 rebounds, and chipped in two assists as well.
Josh Smith, F, DET11/10/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith posted a double-double in Monday's loss to Chicago.
Insight: He had 19 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, one 3-pointer, and three turnovers. Smith will have nights like this one, but owners should expect some inconsistency.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK11/10/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony played one of his best games in awhile as he was close to a triple-double.
Insight: Anthony scored 25 points with nine rebounds and seven assists. He shot 11-of-25 from the field, but missed all five 3-point attempts.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL11/10/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Hawks power forward Paul Millsap scored 19 points against the Knicks.
Insight: Millsap made 6-of-14 on field goal attempts, including three 3-pointers. He also recorded four rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA11/10/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward shot 11-of-15, including 2-for-3 from the 3-point line against the Pacers, on his way to scoring 30 points on Monday.
Insight: Both Hayward and Pacers center Roy Hibbert set season-highs on Monday. Hayward is averaging 20.2 ppg in six games this month. He also had eight rebounds and five assists versus the Pacers.
Ryan Anderson, F, NOP11/10/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson scored 32 points off the bench in Monday's loss to Cleveland.
Insight: He hit a ridiculous eight 3-pointers, and also had five rebounds, three assists, and one steal. Anderson can shoot from deep with the best of them.
LeBron James, F, CLE11/10/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers small forward LeBron James recorded his first triple-double of the season.
Insight: He was 9-of-17 from the field and 13-of-17 from the line for his 32 points. James also had 12 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block, and four turnovers. Owners have been waiting for a game like this.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP11/10/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis was a monster in Monday's loss to Cleveland.
Insight: He had 27 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, four steals, and three blocks. Davis is one of top fantasy players in the NBA.
Nicolas Batum, F, POR11/10/2014 3:29:00 PM
Description: Portland small forward Nicolas Batum will not play Tuesday, according to Blazers beat reporter Erik Gundersen.
Insight: Batum is dealing with a right knee contusion. His scoring is significantly down from last season. He's averaging just 9.0 ppg after a 13.0 ppg campaign, but he's still rebounding well (7.7) and dishing assists (5.7).
Bojan Bogdanovic, F, BRK11/9/2014 7:30:00 PM
Description: Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic played very well in Sunday's win over the Magic.
Insight: He had 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the floor, along with two 3-pointers. Bogdanovic also chipped in six rebounds, one assist, and two steals, but is not a recommended option.
Luol Deng, F, MIA11/9/2014 11:21:00 AM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng scored 14 points in Saturday's win over Minnesota.
Insight: He is averaging 13.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.5 apg, and 1.3 spg. His scoring decline was to be expected, but owners are hoping his rebounding and assist totals increase soon.
Luis Scola, F, IND11/9/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Pacers power forward Luis Scola had a poor outing Saturday versus Washington.
Insight: He had only five points, eight rebounds, and four turnovers, but if Roy Hibbert misses an extended period of time, Scola will have a chance for increased production.
Paul Pierce, F, WAS11/9/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce had an abysmal shooting night, but still found a way to to contribute to Saturday's win against the Pacers.
Insight: Pierce shot 2-of-13 from the field, but was 8-of-10 from the line, for 12 points. He also chipped in five rebounds and three assists. Pierce is nowhere near the player he once was, but will continue to be a solid player for Washington, as long as he stays healthy.
Blake Griffin, F, LAC11/9/2014 11:03:00 AM
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin did not shoot well from the field, but still managed 23 points, Saturday's victory over Portland.
Insight: He was 8-of-24 from the floor, but did make 7-of-8 free throw attempts, and pitched in six rebounds and three assists. Griffin is a must-start option everytime out.
Jabari Parker, F, MIL11/8/2014 11:04:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Jabari Parker shot well from the field, but needs to contribute in other categories moving forward.
Insight: He was 6-of-11 for 13 points, but had only four rebounds, one assist, and one block. There will be some growing pains for Parker all season long.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM11/8/2014 11:03:00 PM
Description: Memphis power forward Zach Randolph had a double-double on Saturday against the Bucks.
Insight: He had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and also knocked down all seven free throws. Owners are loving what Randolph is providing early on this season.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP11/8/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis had another big game in Saturday's win over the Spurs.
Insight: He had 27 points, 11 rebounds, four steals, and six blocks. Davis has arguably been both the NBA MVP and the fantasy MVP thus far, this season.
Evan Turner, G/F, BOS11/8/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner played well in Saturday's win over the Bulls.
Insight: He had 19 points, six assists, five rebounds, and two turnovers in a start at point guard. Owners should not expect Turner to be consistent at all this season.
Kyle Korver, G/F, ATL11/8/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver knocked six 3-pointers, in Saturday's win over the Knicks.
Insight: He has scored 47 points over the past two nights, after finishing with 27 on Saturday. Korver also had four rebounds and three blocks. He is currently returning great value for owners.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK11/8/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony scored a team-high 20 points in Saturday's loss to the Hawks.
Insight: He was only 8-of-20 from the floor, but did have two 3-pointers and nine rebounds. Owners are still waiting for Anthony to break loose.
Solomon Hill, F, IND11/8/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Pacers' Solomon Hill had a great night in Saturday's loss to the Wizards.
Insight: He ws 10-of-19 from the field and 7-of-11 from the line for his 28 points. Hill also had six rebounds and three steals. With all the injuries Indiana is dealing with, Hill should continue to be a decent option.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR11/8/2014 6:19:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge posted a double-double in Saturday's loss to the Clippers.
Insight: He had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and although Aldridge was 6-of-6 from the line, he shot a poor 7-of-22 from the field. It was still solid production, but owners would like to see his field goal percentage improve next game.
Perry Jones, F, OKC11/8/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Thunder rookie Perry Jones III did not practice on Saturday and is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Kings according to The Oklahoman.
Insight: Jones has a knee contusion and has not practiced since suffering the injury on Tuesday. It isn't considered serious, but owners can drop him for a spot starter this weekend and likely pick him back up next week. Jones only has fantasy value as long as Kevin Durant is out.
Kevin Love, F, MIN11/8/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love did not continue his hot 3-point shooting, but scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the victory over the Nuggets.
Insight: Love missed all five of his 3-point attempts, but still made six field goals and led the team in rebounds. He also had an assist and block.
LeBron James, F, CLE11/8/2014 9:36:00 AM
Description: Cavaliers small forward LeBron James led the way for Cleveland with 11 assists as the Cavaliers picked up a much needed victory, 110-101, over the Nuggets.
Insight: James set the tone of unselfish basketball from the start as Cleveland had 25 assists as a team. That is much better than the six they had Wednesday. James also scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA11/8/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward had 12 points and five rebounds as he had the best statistical night of any Jazz player.
Insight: Hayward shot just 3-of-9 from the field, including 2-of-7 from the 3-point line. He did sink all four of his free-throw shots. Alec Burks led the Jazz in scoring with 14 points and Enes Kanter grabbed a team-high 10 boards, but Hayward had the best of both worlds with 12 and five.
Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL11/8/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki led the team in scoring again Friday with 27 points as Dallas routed Utah, 105-82.
Insight: Nowitzki also grabbed 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. He hit a season-high five 3-pointers.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM11/8/2014 9:01:00 AM
Description: Memphis power forward Zach Randolph had 16 points and seven rebounds, in Friday's win over the Thunder.
Insight: After four straight double-doubles to start the season, Randolph has not recorded on the past two games. Even still, he is averaging 16.7 ppg and 10.3 rpg and the Grizzles are 6-0.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK11/8/2014 8:51:00 AM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony had another poor performance.
Insight: This looks like its starting to be a trend. Anthony scored 19 points, but shot just 5-of-20 from the floor against the Nets on Friday. His 8-for-9 at the free-throw line helped him avoid fantasy disaster. Anthony also turned in four rebounds and four assists.
Serge Ibaka, F, OKC11/7/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka shot 4-for-7 from the 3-point line but missed the game-winning shot from behind the arc with two seconds left in regulation.
Insight: Oklahoma City lost to Memphis, 91-89. The Thunder had a chance to win the game with about five seconds left, but Nick Collison failed to inbound the ball in time, and Oklahoma City turned the ball over on a five-second violation. After a missed foul shot for Memphis, Oklahoma City inbounded the ball at half court to Ibaka, who missed the 3-pointer. Ibaka still had 16 points and seven rebounds.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR11/7/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan was a perfect 11-for-11 from the free-throw line on Friday.
Insight: He added seven field goals to scored 25 points. He chipped in three rebounds, a steal and an assist as well.
Jabari Parker, F, MIL11/7/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Jabari Parker played likely the best game of his career on Friday against the Pistons.
Insight: Parker scored 18 points, shooting 8-for-14 from the field. He also had five rebounds and three steals. Parker did turn the ball over four times, but that won't matter in standard leagues.
Jeff Green, F, BOS11/7/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Jeff Green scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds while playing 30 minutes against the Pacers.
Insight: It was surprising that Green played just 30 minutes considering Marcus Smart left the game with an injury. Green has had bigger days, but he still had a nice fantasy outing on Friday. He should continue to get more opportunities because of Smart's injury.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI11/7/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored 23 points and added seven rebounds and five assists on Friday against the 76ers.
Insight: Butler was 8-for-15 from the field and 6-for-6 at the free-throw line. He was a force on the offensive glass with four boards.
Mike Dunleavy, G/F, CHI11/7/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy made five 3-pointers, shooting 5-for-8 from behind the arc against the 76ers on Friday.
Insight: Dunleavy scored 27 points while shooting 9-of-15 from the field. Dunleavy's previous season-high in points was 13. He had three rebounds, three assists and a block.
David Lee, PF, GSW11/7/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee will miss two weeks will a hamstring strain in his left leg.
Insight: Lee did not travel with the team to Houston and Phoenix last week, and after an MRI revealed the injury, Lee was ruled out for two weeks. He will be re-evaluated in a couple weeks.
Terrence Jones, F, HOU11/7/2014 5:28:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Terrence Jones (knee) is expected to miss one week of action.
Insight: Jones was on fire to start the season, so it's unfortunate, but keep him stashed away on the bench.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR11/7/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points on 10-of-16 shooting and hauled in seven rebounds.
Insight: Aldridge's numbers might have been higher if this game was competitive, but he played just 29 minutes in the 21-point victory over Dallas.
Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL11/7/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Mavericks PF/C Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks in scoring Thursday night with 17 points, but it was his worst shooting night of the young season.
Insight: Nowitzki was just 6-of-17 from the field and 2-of-7 from beyond the arc. Not a complete surprise as Portland is one of the better defensive teams.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN11/6/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard had another rough game on Thursday.
Insight: Without Leonard playing his best, the Spurs had no chance against the Rockets without Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. Leonard started the game 1-for-7 from the field and finished 2-of-11. He had seven points, four rebounds, five assists, and four steals.
David Lee, PF, GSW11/6/2014 4:38:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee (hamstring) will miss at least two more games and have an MRI, according to Golden State Warriors beat writer Diamond Leung.
Insight: Draymond Green (12.5 ppg, 7.3 rpg) will continue to start in his spot. Lee averaged 18.2 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game last season.
Tim Duncan, F/C, SAN11/6/2014 2:07:00 PM
Description: Spurs forward Tim Duncan will get the night off in the back end of a back-to-back set.
Insight: Duncan had 17 points and 13 rebounds against Atlanta Wednesday night. The Spurs will be very thin without Duncan, Ginobili (rest), Tiago Splitter (calf) and Marco Bellinelli (groin).
Joel Freeland, F, POR11/6/2014 1:58:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers center Joel Freeland (foot) is probable for Thursday's game against Dallas.
Insight: Freeland is buried deep on the depth chart and doesn't see enough playing time to be of value to fantasy owners
Tarik Black, F, HOU11/6/2014 1:51:00 PM
Description: Rockets backup center Tarik Black (2.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg) is expected to return Thursday against San Antonio.
Insight: He might see a little more playing time due to the Terrence Jones injury, but it won't matter to fantasy owners because he has no fantasy value.
Terrence Jones, F, HOU11/6/2014 1:47:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Terrence Jones (knee) missed Tuesday's against Miami and will not suit up for Thursday's game against Sam Antonio.
Insight: We were surprised when he missed the first game and two in a row is a bit concerning. Jones has played well this season (14.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg). Donatas Motiejunas started in place of Jones, but got into foul trouble and didn't contribute much for fantasy owners who took a gamble.
Al-Farouq Aminu, SF, DAL11/6/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Dallas small forward Al-Farouq Aminu is questionable for Thursday's game against Portland due to a strained left knee.
Insight: Aminu did practice Tuesday, so we're leaning to the probable side of questionable. He's averaging just 5.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 0.3 apg so his fantasy value is minimal even when healthy.
Brandon Davies, F, PHI11/6/2014 9:26:00 AM
Description: Sixers power forward Brandon Davies is already moved into a starting role and if Nerlens Noel's ankle injury keeps him out for any length of time, Davies could become a viable fantasy option.
Insight: Davies scored 20 points Wednesday night with four rebounds, one assist and a steal in 29 minutes. He could soon crack the 30-minute mark.
Boris Diaw, F, SAN11/6/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Spurs PF/C Boris Diaw was set to lose time to center Tiago Splitter, but the starting center re-aggravated his calf injury and is likely to miss more time.
Insight: Diaw has averaged 9.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 4.0 apg through the first three games and he should continue to produce at this level until Splitter is healthy.