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  • Hill scores 23 points in 34 minutes
    Jordan Hill scored 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting with five rebounds and one block over 34 minutes in Friday's 118-111 loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: We know he can fill it up when the opportunity presents itself, but the 34 minutes really caught our eye tonight. Plenty of reports have been filed that he can't handle more than about 25 mpg, but it's possible both Hill and Byron Scott have different ideas about that. Either way, he should be owned in all leagues.
    Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Boozer goes for nine and seven in loss
    Carlos Boozer scored nine points on 3-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists and one block in Friday's loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: Boozer played a healthy 29 minutes and he needs to pick it up or find himself dropped in standard leagues. Already a low upside player, owners can't invest roster space in a guy that disappears like he has to start the year.
    Yesterday, 11:07 pm
  • Johnson quiet again on Friday against LAC
    Wes Johnson hit just 2-of-8 shots for five points, five rebounds, one steal and one three over 30 minutes in Friday's loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: Johnson hasn't done anything so far this season and it's possible he won't as a bit player now that Kobe Bryant is calling the shots. He might get it going at some point, but for now owners can move on for a hot free agent.
    Yesterday, 11:06 pm
  • Davis goes for 10 and six in 20 minutes
    Ed Davis scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting with six rebounds and no steals or blocks in 20 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Clippers.

    Advice: Davis was plagued by foul trouble and it's going to slow some of his momentum as a pickup, but owners should keep in mind that he's bound to play his way into greater minutes as the year goes on.
    Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Griffin hits 11-of-12 FTs, scores 39 vs. LAL
    Blake Griffin poured in 39 points in Friday's win over the Lakers, hitting 13-of-23 shots (2-of-2 3PTs, 11-of-12 FTs) with seven rebounds and four assists.

    Advice: Griffin did not have a steal or block but who cares when he's humming like this. If he's going to hit his free throws it's going to be a long season for his fantasy opponents.
    Yesterday, 10:58 pm
  • Aldridge still struggling on the boards
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points on 7-of-18 shooting (1-of-3 from deep, 7-of-8 from the line) with four rebounds, three assists and two blocks in Friday's loss to the Kings.

    Advice: That makes seven rebounds in two games for Aldridge and that's something for owners to watch. He started the year with a minor groin injury and perhaps that's the issue, but more than likely it's just the early season blues.
    Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Markieff Morris goes for 20 and 11 vs. Spurs
    Markieff Morris scored 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting (no threes) with 11 rebounds, three assists and one block in the Suns' 94-89 win over the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: That's more like it. Morris is primed for a breakout season, though consistency will likely be an issue from night to night. To be clear, this is not a sell-high moment.
    Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Morris sputters in 22 minutes on Friday
    Marcus Morris played just 22 minutes on Friday against the Spurs, scoring four points on 2-of-8 shooting with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: The defensive stats keep this from being a total loss, but any momentum from his 21-point effort on Wednesday are stalled by this outing. P.J. Tucker returns after next game and things aren't getting any easier for Morris, and owners should be willing to move on a hot free agent given the depth in Phoenix.
    Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Green playing well, but productivity lacking
    Gerald Green played well in Friday's win over the Spurs, but put up just 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Green's having trouble getting run right now and P.J. Tucker isn't even back yet. It looked like he would be able to command 22-26 minutes per game during the preseason, but it's just not happening right now. Owners can feel free to move on if they'd like, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Green produce at a later time.
    Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Leonard returns to action in rusty effort
    Kawhi Leonard (eye infection) returned to action in Friday's loss to the Suns, scoring six points on 6-of-6 FTs with eight rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Leonard missed all five of his field goal attempts in what was essentially his preseason tune-up. Owners may want to wait one more game before deploying him if you have other options, but he'll be good to go in short order.
    Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Daye plays 19 minutes in start at center
    Austin Daye started at center in Friday's loss to the Suns, and he managed six points on 2-of-7 shooting with two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two threes in 19 minutes.

    Advice: You read that right, center. Pop could get away with that against a smaller Suns squad and Daye will need to do this and more many times before we pay any attention.
    Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Green quiet in Friday's loss to the Suns
    Danny Green hit just 1-of-5 shots in Friday's game against the Suns, finishing with three points, four rebounds, two blocks and one trey in 21 minutes.

    Advice: As a streaky player Green isn't a guy that you usually measure game by game, but if he goes cold for an extended period of time owners should certainly feel free to move along.
    Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Ginobili shoots blanks in 25 minutes
    Manu Ginobili missed all five of his shots in 25 minutes of action on Friday.

    Advice: Ginobili finished with two points, two rebounds and two assists, and these are the breaks for an aging, streaky player that's on a strict minutes limit. He might be able to accumulate late-round value when he's on the floor, but owners should be willing to look elsewhere should the opportunity present itself.
    Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Middleton scores 12 points with two threes
    Khris Middleton started and scored 12 points in the Bucks' 93-81 win over the Sixers on Friday, hitting 5-of-16 shots with two threes, four rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: Middleton has shown flashes of productivity in the past but nothing to justify a major investment. If he can keep his starting job and play within reasonable expectations he can be a late-round value, but if you have higher upside options on your wire you may want to consider a switch.
    Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Parker double-doubles in 31 minutes
    Jabari Parker double-doubled for 11 points, 10 boards, a steal and a three in 31 minutes on Friday against the Sixers.

    Advice: Parker was quiet on Wednesday and he's likely to be inconsistent for much of the year, but there is enough upside to hang on and see how it all plays out. The Bucks are going to feed him as many minutes as he can handle as the centerpiece of their arena funding effort, not to mention because they'd like to win some games too.
    Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Sanders blocks four with two steals, 15 rebs
    Larry Sanders started again and scored eight points on 4-of-12 shooting with 15 rebounds, two steals and four blocks in Friday's win over the Sixers.

    Advice: Sanders logged 27 minutes and only had four fouls, but the big thing to keep in mind is that the opponent was Philly. The Show has had a nice start to the year and he should be in all lineups until that changes.
    Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Ilyasova plays five minutes on Friday
    Ersan Ilyasova played just five minutes in Friday's win over the Sixers.

    Advice: Ilyasova played 12 minutes on Wednesday and whether this is due to injury or not he can't be held in fantasy leagues while he has no specified role.
    Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Henson blocks six shots in 21 minutes
    John Henson blocked six shots in Friday's win, and also added six points on 3-of-7 shooting with seven rebounds and two steals in 21 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Henson did this against the Sixers so owners need to file that as a footnote, but this is the reason we like him to be owned in all formats right now. As a young, growing player with a history of productive outbursts, he has a serviceable floor and plenty of upside.
    Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Antetokounmpo quiet in Friday's win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored eight points off the bench on Friday, hitting 4-of-8 shots to go with six rebounds, two assists, one block and four turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo has all sorts of upside but it's anybody's guess if that will manifest into value this year or not. On a team with so many parts, and parts in O.J. Mayo that didn't make themselves known until very late in the draft season, it's possible he doesn't get breathing room to break out. He's still a stash candidate, but he's not a must-own player given the overall lack of production in his short career.
    Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Johnson hits 1-of-11 shots with eight boards
    Chris Johnson hit just 1-of-11 shots for four points on Friday against the Bucks, but did manage to chip in with eight rebounds, one block and a 3-point bucket in his 29 minutes.

    Advice: Johnson's shooting is bound to fluctuate given his role and how bad the Sixers are, so the key for owners to watch out for are his minutes and starting status -- both of which look to be in the right place for now. Whether or not those minutes translate into standard league value is questionable, but he's worth a look for now.
    Yesterday, 9:36 pm
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