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  • Rudy Gay, Darren Collison questionable Friday
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) and Darren Collison (quad) are questionable to face the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: We should get more information at shootaround tomorrow, but there was optimism on both guys. Achilles tendinitis tends to linger and hopefully Gay sitting out was more of a precaution than anything else -- he had this problem last year, too. If he is out, Omri Casspi will be an option in some leagues, but a date with Kawhi Leonard probably makes him less attractive in daily. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:12 pm
    Injured
  • Thabo Sefolosha (illness) is questionable
    Thabo Sefolosha (illness) is questionable to face the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He missed Wednesday against the Raptors and the Hawks were ripped apart on the perimeter. If Sefolosha is out, DeMarre Carroll and Kent Bazemore could play a little more. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:54 pm
    Injured
  • Gerald Green scores 24 points vs. Denver
    Gerald Green scored 24 points against the Nuggets during a 120-112 win on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, two assists and six 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: When he's on, he's on. Green has been very busy in the fourth quarter when he plays and he's racked up a whopping 13 triples over his last three games. Isaiah Thomas (ankle) did not play tonight and it's pretty clear Green will see a massive bump in production when Thomas, Eric Bledsoe or Goran Dragic need to miss game action. He is still going to be inconsistent, but feel free to give him a look until IT3 is back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:19 am
  • Nick Young hits 4-of-14 shots in loss
    Nick Young hit just 4-of-14 shots and two 3-pointers for 13 points and two blocks in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: The Lakers were talking about "force feeding" Young tonight, but it never really happened. Like Isaiah Thomas, Gerald Green, Giannis Antetokounmpo and J.R. Smith, Young is always an interesting all-or-nothing play. Unfortunately, tonight was closer to nothing than all, and Young's been too inconsistent to be trusted as an everyday starter in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:09 am
    Player Note
    Nick Young LAL - SG,SF
  • Kobe Bryant hits 5-of-15 shots in loss
    Kobe Bryant hit just 5-of-15 shots, two 3-pointers and 10-of-10 free throws for 22 points, four rebounds and two assists in Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Memphis is one of the league's best teams and plays solid defense, especially with Tony Allen guarding Kobe at times tonight. Bryant's shooting has been a disaster this season, but he's still been highly productive. And the fact he hit 10-of-10 free throws could mean he's getting some leg strength back. But once the Lakers fall completely out of the playoff race, owners have to be concerned that he may shut it down for the season with a mysterious 'back injury.' With the Lakers playing so poorly, selling high on Kobe appears to be a forward-thinking plan. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:02 am
    Player Note
    Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
  • Wes Johnson quietly fills stat sheet
    Wes Johnson hit just 2-of-5 shots for five points on Wednesday, but added five rebounds, an assist, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He had a big game on Sunday with seven points, 12 boards, two steals and three blocks, but it's important to keep in mind he's scored in double figures just three times this season, the last coming back on Nov. 12. Regardless of what else he's doing, his total lack of scoring makes him nearly unownable in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:54 pm
  • Gee's up: Alonzo gets 18 minutes
    Alonzo Gee picked up 18 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday with 11 points, five rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

    Advice: He has seen playing time on occasion and even played over Kenneth Faried down the stretch in a game earlier this season. The Nuggets will likely throw him out there for minutes in the low 20s with Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Randy Foye (knee) hurt. He's only an option in deep leagues, of course. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:52 pm
    Player Note
    Alonzo Gee Den - SG,SF
  • Courtney Lee scores 10 against Lakers
    Courtney Lee hit 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Lakers generally give it up to opposing guards, but Lee was simply mediocre tonight. Every time he starts rolling he's been slowed by an injury or illness, but he's on track to start putting up bigger numbers soon. Don't panic after his last couple bland performances. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:50 pm
  • Ginobili! Manu goes for season-high 28 in win
    Manu Ginobili hit 10-of-18 shots, two 3-pointers and 6-of-7 free throws for a season-high 28 points, four rebounds and two assists in Wednesday's win over the Pacers.

    Advice: There was no way to see this one coming, as he had totaled just 19 points over his last four games and hasn't scored more than 28 points in a game since last February. He ruined Danny Green tonight, but it's nice to know he can still produce on occasion. He's not trustworthy enough to be owned in most leagues, but is worth keeping an eye on. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:33 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins taking/missing a lot of shots
    Andrew Wiggins made 4-of-14 from the field for 14 points against the Bucks on Wednesday with eight rebounds, four assists, two blocks, one steal and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He did have a big-time swat on Jabari Parker and brought a lot of energy, but he did look like a rookie. Wiggins has made just 34.8 percent of his 13.8 attempts from the field over his last five, averaging 14.8 points, 4.6 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 treys. He'll need to improve his shoot to climb into the top 100. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:32 pm
  • Chase Budinger plays just 14 minutes
    Chase Budinger played just 14 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday with seven points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He backed up Andrew Wiggins and Corey Brewer tonight, but he was still nowhere near 20 minutes. The return of Thaddeus Young seems like it's going to impact Budinger a little more than anticipated, so he's only an add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:28 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad gets 16 minutes
    Shabazz Muhammad played 16 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday with 13 points and one rebound.

    Advice: He didn't have any other stats, which was a big concern about him coming into the NBA. Muhammad could still earn minutes in the 20s, but he's performing a little worse than we expected. He's only an asset in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:25 pm
  • Corey Brewer gets some ball-handling in
    Corey Brewer helped handle the ball against the Bucks on Wednesday, making 7-of-17 from the field for 19 points with six rebounds, three assists, three steals, seven turnovers and on triples.

    Advice: Some players shouldn't be the focal point of an offense and Brewer is almost certainly going to see his efficiency drop with the Wolves being shorthanded. He's shot just 39.5 percent from the field in his last three games without Kevin Martin, so his season shooting of 46.5 percent is likely heading south for the winter. Still, the treys, steals and points make him a low-end fantasy option. He's not a must-own player due to ugly foul shooting, though. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:22 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard with a double-double in win
    Kawhi Leonard had 21 points, 13 rebounds, two 3-pointers and hit 8-of-12 shots in Wednesday's win over the Pacers.

    Advice: Leonard was great tonight despite a lack of steals, blocks and 3-pointers, and is averaging 17.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 0.75 3-pointers over his last four games. And this is Kawhi we love Leonard. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:19 pm
  • Copeland coping with fewer minutes for Indy
    Chris Copeland came off the bench and played just 23 minutes to finish with 12 points, three rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers on 4-of-10 shooting Wednesday.

    Advice: David West is finally expected back on Friday from a severely sprained ankle as Copeland's minutes and production have been slipping. Once West is back, Copeland is probably waiver-wire material in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:10 pm
  • Anthony Bennett plays well off bench
    Anthony Bennett moved back to the bench against the Bucks on Wednesday with 12 points, four rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Wolves have to move some guys around, so Bennett could get minutes in the 20s for his versatility. He's probably not quite worthy of ownership in standard leagues, but we'll watch him because he's capable of filling the stat sheet and hasn't really squandered his chances since summer league. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:07 pm
  • Thaddeus Young struggles in his return
    Thaddeus Young returned to action on Wednesday against the Bucks, making just 1-of-10 from the field for three points with four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Wolves wore pink shoelaces tonight to honor Young's mother and it's too bad they couldn't come through with a win. Young should get a lot of run and he will be better his next time out. There is a decent buy-low window here because he's struggled with his new team so far. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:56 pm
  • James Harden scores 26 points on 31 FGAs
    James Harden made 10-of-31 from the field for 26 points against the Kings during a 102-89 win on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, eight assists, two steals, three blocks and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He only turned the ball over once and the Rockets did win against a good Kings team, so it's hard to bash The Beard for the ridiculous shooting clip. He set a career high in shot attempts tonight, but he's cleared the 30-point plateau in every game with at least 25 shots from the field. Regardless, Harden is a fantasy stud. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • Omri Casspi scores 14 points vs. Rockets
    Omri Casspi scored 14 points against his former team in a loss to the Rockets on Wednesday with seven boards, two assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: He scored 22 points on Tuesday and he could have another start coming his way with Rudy Gay (Achilles) up in the air for Friday against the Spurs. Casspi has a good rapport with the first unit, so he'll be worth using in fantasy leagues as long as Gay is out. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:05 pm
  • James Johnson blocks three in 20 minutes
    James Johnson (illness) played 20 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday with four points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: He was reportedly very ill, but Johnson takes great pride in calling himself Wolverine. He is doing a great job on the defensive side and he had a nice Euro step on the offensive end tonight, too. Johnson is a sneaky player to own in 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:28 pm
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