NBA Player News
|12/22/2014||Michael Carter-Williams, PG|
|Carter-Williams finished with his highest scoring game since Dec. 1 with 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting Sunday.
Analysis: Carter-Williams had averaged 13.0 points on 40.9 percent shooting over his previous five games.
|12/22/2014||Victor Oladipo, G|
|Oladipo bounced back from a couple of rough outings with 23 points in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia.
Analysis: Oladipo had totaled nine points while missing 14 of 18 shots in his previous two contests.
|12/22/2014||Nikola Vucevic, F-C|
|Vucevic finished with 19 points and 17 rebounds in Orlando's loss to Philadelphia on Sunday.
Analysis: Vucevic has averaged 16.8 points and 11.8 rebounds in five games since missing six due to injury.
|12/22/2014||Andre Drummond, F-C|
|Drummond had a huge game with 18 points and 20 rebounds in Sunday's loss at Brooklyn.
Analysis: After a slow start, Drummond is averaging 16.2 points and 15.3 boards over his last six games.
|12/22/2014||Mason Plumlee, F-C|
|Plumlee continues to play well, finishing with 21 points and 12 boards in Sunday's win over Detroit.
Analysis: He also had two steals, two blocks and went 9 for 10 from the field. He's averaging 19.8 points and 9.5 rebounds while shooting 70.5 percent over his last four games.
|12/22/2014||Jarrett Jack, G|
|Jack filled in nicely for Deron Williams on Sunday with 15 points and 10 assists in a win over Detroit.
Analysis: Jack will have some value as long as Williams remains out with a calf injury.
|12/22/2014||Kobe Bryant, G|
|Bryant had another horrible shooting night Sunday, going 8 for 30 in a 25-point effort against the Kings.
Analysis: He's 11 for 45 (24.4 percent) while totaling 34 points in his last two games. He's killing your fantasy team's field-goal percentage all by himself.
|12/22/2014||Nick Young, G-F|
|Young had a productive Sunday with 26 points, four 3-pointers and 8-of-8 shooting from the line in a loss at Sacramento.
Analysis: Young had averaged just 11.7 points while totaling five 3s over his previous three games.
|12/22/2014||Ben McLemore, SG|
|McLemore finished with a season-high 23 points and added eight rebounds in Sunday's win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Analysis: McLemore has totaled 45 points while shooting 18 for 28 from the field in his last two games.
|12/22/2014||C.J. Miles, G-F|
|Miles scored 28 points and grabbed six rebounds Sunday in Indiana's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Miles has proven he's capable of big performances, albeit not consistently. He is averaging 11.3 points this season.
|12/21/2014||Monta Ellis, G|
|Ellis scored 38 points in Saturday's win over San Antonio.
Analysis: He did so on 15-of-23 shooting and has hit 52.0 percent of his shots in five games since his two-point night in Memphis on Dec. 9.
|12/21/2014||Chris Paul, PG|
|Paul had 27 points and nine assists in Saturday's win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: He's averaging 21.3 points and 11.0 assists in his last three games.
|12/21/2014||Zach Randolph, F-C|
|Randolph missed his first game this season Sunday because of a sore and swollen right knee. Randolph did not travel to Cleveland for Sunday's game against the Cavaliers. Coach David Joerger did not say who will replace Randolph in the starting lineup.
Analysis: Randolph, averaging 16.1 points and 11.4 rebounds, was injured during Friday night's loss to Chicago, which ended Memphis' six-game winning streak. He played just 22 minutes. The team says results of his MRI exam Saturday were negative. Joerger says Randolph will likely sit out Monday's home game against Utah, and the team wants to give him as much time as needed to get healthy.
|12/21/2014||Danilo Gallinari, SF|
|Gallinari has a torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to soon undergo surgery. The team has yet to announce a timetable for his return.
Analysis: Gallinari turned in one of his best games of the season Saturday in a win over Indiana as he scored 19 points, including a 3-pointer to spark a critical fourth-quarter run. He was back on the court this year after missing nearly 18 months with a torn ACL in his left knee that required three surgeries.
|12/21/2014||Spencer Hawes, F-C|
|Hawes is out with a knee injury.
Analysis: He said he's trying to overcome some general soreness and is close to returning.
|12/21/2014||Lance Stephenson, G-F|
|Stephenson is out with a pelvic sprain.
Analysis: Coach Steve Clifford said Stephenson, who has been the subject of trade rumors, won't return until after Christmas.
|12/21/2014||Dwyane Wade, G|
|Wade is dealing with a knee contusion.
Analysis: He's considered day to day.
|12/21/2014||Zach Randolph, F-C|
|Randolph has a knee injury suffered in a loss to Chicago on Dec. 19.
Analysis: An MRI revealed no significant damage, and Randolph is expected to return once he stops experiencing soreness.
|12/20/2014||Darrell Arthur, F-C|
|The oft-injured Arthur is out with a lower leg strain for the Nuggets.
Analysis: He's played well at times, but just can't seem to stay on the court.
|12/20/2014||Nicolas Batum, G-F|
|Batum missed Friday's game against the Spurs due to wrist and knee injuries.
Analysis: Batum took a hard fall in Portland's game against Sacramento on Wednesday. He may take some time to recover.
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