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  • Chris Paul scores 22 points in a win
    Chris Paul scored 22 points during a close 93-90 win over the Thunder, scoring 22 points with four rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one block, one 3-pointer and no turnovers.

    Advice: The Clippers did not look good on offense at all. They led the NBA in offensive efficiency rating, but put up a 39/23/72 percent shooting line from the field, beyond the arc and at the line, respectively. As for Paul, he's probably going to be the best point guard in fantasy hoops as long as he's on the court. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:58 pm
  • Matt Barnes plays better in the opener
    Matt Barnes started off his season nicely with seven points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer on Thursday.

    Advice: He shot a pathetic 3-of-36 in the preseason, so a 3-of-6 tonight is a nice turnaround. Barnes isn't going to light up the box score, but he'll add stats just about everywhere. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:53 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan has solid game
    DeAndre Jordan scored eight points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes on Thursday.

    Advice: His minutes look like they're safe at this point and the Clippers are going to need him on defense. Jordan didn't have a block tonight, but they'll be coming in short order. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:48 pm
  • J.J. Redick has an awful shooting game
    J.J. Redick made just one of his 10 attempts from the field against the Thunder on Thursday with five points and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Yuck. Redick just couldn't get his shot to go down and wasn't really forcing anything. He'll be better his next time out against the weak Lakers defense on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:37 pm
  • Spencer Hawes plays 19 minutes
    Spencer Hawes played 19 minutes off the bench on Thursday with four points, four rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He did get some minutes at power forward, but mostly backed up DeAndre Jordan. Hawes will have a lot of weak games, so his owners might want to shoot for a higher upside, especially considering how durable Blake and DJ are. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:34 pm
  • GR Jr. makes his debut on Thursday
    Glen Rice Jr. (ankle) returned to action on Thursday with 14 minutes, five points, one rebound and one 3-pointer in his season debut.

    Advice: He backed up Garrett Temple, who played well tonight. Rice has too many holes on defense and issues with his shot selection, so he's not going to have fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:33 pm
  • J.J. Barea plays 19 minutes on Tuesday
    J.J. Barea made his season debut on Thursday with four points, four boards and three assists in 19 minutes.

    Advice: He is way too far down the depth chart to be picked up in most fantasy leagues. Barea did get a nice ovation in his return to Dallas. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu posts nice double-double
    Al-Farouq Aminu double-doubled in 20 minutes against the Jazz with 16 points, 10 boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer on Thursday.

    Advice: He did his damage in garbage time, so this line is a fluke after only logging five minutes on Tuesday. Aminu did get run at both forward spots in the preseason, but he doesn't have fantasy value right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:59 pm
  • Tyson Chandler scores 13 on perfect FGs
    Tyson Chandler made all five attempts from the field for 13 points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 25 minutes against the Jazz on Thursday.

    Advice: Garbage time was a factor tonight and he did have some foul trouble in the opener, so he should be above his 26.5 minutes per game. Chandler is more of a three-category guy in fantasy for boards, blocks and field goal percentage. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Dirk Nowitzki scores 21 points in 24 mins.
    Dirk Nowitzki was his usual efficient self against the Jazz on Thursday with 21 points on 9-of-13 from the field to go with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and two 3-poitners.

    Advice: He's just too good as an offensive weapon and shot over 63 percent in each of his first two games. Nowitzki will likely have first-round value on a per-game basis again this year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Chandler Parsons scores 21 in win
    Chandler Parsons bounced back from a stinker in the opener with a 21-point game against the Jazz on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He just couldn't get his shots to go down in the opener and was much better tonight, making 8-of-16. Parsons is going to be heavily involved in the offense, which figures to be among the league's best for points and overall fantasy output. We should see more of this CP than the Tuesday version. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Trey Burke scores 16 points
    Trey Burke scored 16 points in a blowout 120-102 loss to the Mavericks on Thursday to go with three rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: If not for a 6-of-15 shooting line, this would have been a great output. Burke is likely going to be among the worst in field goal percentage, but he should be useful in the other point guard categories. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Derrick Favors post another nice line
    Derrick Favors registered his first double-double of the season on Thursday at Dallas with 17 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He played just 27 minutes on Wednesday, but that was due to foul trouble. Clearly, Favors is going to be a major factor on both ends of the court and all signs point to a breakout season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Enes Kanter had another awful game
    Enes Kanter made 4-of-10 from the field for 11 points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

    Advice: He is now without a block, steal or assist to go with his nine boards on the season. Kanter played just 22 minutes on Wednesday and his fantasy owners might want to become his former fantasy owners, assuming there is anything promising on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Gordon Hayward shoots a little better
    Gordon Hayward made 4-of-9 from the field for 16 points with four rebounds, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against Dallas on Thursday.

    Advice: He improved from a 3-of-11 dud on Wednesday and looked a little more comfortable tonight. Hayward has 13 dimes in his two games and he's likely going to be among the league leaders for assists among the forwards. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Alec Burks hits three treys in loss
    Alec Burks made three 3-pointers on his way to 15 points against the Mavericks on Thursday, adding one rebound, two assists and two steals in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He's now sitting at 2.0 triples and 1.5 steals per game, which will be huge for his value if he can even flirt with those averages. Burks shot 37.5 percent from deep in his 12 starts last year, so he could be trending up as a shooter. On top of that, he's 7-of-8 from the line on the year. While the sample size is tiny, Burks looks like a legitimate fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Iman Shumpert scores 12 in starting lineup
    Iman Shumpert played 29 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday with 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He handled the ball a little bit for the Knicks, but he wasn't running the point. Shumpert isn't going to be involved enough on offense to warrant a pickup in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Samuel Dalembert gets benched
    Samuel Dalembert was benched in the second half of Thursday's game against the Cavs, finishing with two rebounds in six minutes.

    Advice: He didn't register any other stats and missed his only shot. Dalembert has been in the doghouse for about a half-dozen coaches, so this is not a surprise. His fantasy owners can probably start looking elsewhere in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Anderson Varejao scores 10 with four boards
    Anderson Varejao started at center against the Knicks on Thursday with 10 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 27 minutes.

    Advice: It's going to be a split at the center spot, but Varejao has been a solid player to own even with minutes in the mid 20s. He is worth owning in standard leagues while he's healthy and should have better lines than this one. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • LeBron James has rough start in loss vs. NY
    LeBron James made 5-of-15 from the field in Thursday's stunning 95-90 loss to the Knicks, scoring 17 points with five rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer and eight turnovers.

    Advice: He was just 1-of-10 outside of three feet and his turnovers were a big story tonight, as well. "I hate turning the ball over," James said. "It’s a pet peeve of mine and eight is definitely something that’s not OK." The Cavs did play at a slow pace tonight at just 83 possessions, which is much worse than the last-place Grizzlies at 92.3 from 2013-14. All that said, if you're panicking about LeBron after just one game, fantasy basketball is not for you. He'll be fine. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:05 pm
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