NBA Player News
|12/5/2013||Al Horford, F-C||Horford scored 21 - his most in 12 games - and grabbed nine rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Clippers.
Analysis: Though Wednesday marked the first time in six games Horford shot worse than 50.0 percent from the field, it was still a strong effort that saw him finish one rebound shy of his sixth double-double this season.
|12/5/2013||Eric Bledsoe, G||Bledsoe had 20 points and seven assists in Wednesday's win over Houston.
Analysis: After struggling from the field in his last two games - Bledsoe was 8 for 22 - owners might have been worried about lingering effects from his shin injury. He looked fine Wednesday, however, going 7 for 14 with a season-high three 3-pointers on four attempts.
|12/5/2013||Goran Dragic, G||Dragic was 6 of 11 from the field for 19 points in Wednesday's win over Houston.
Analysis: Dragic - who also had a season-high four steals - remains on a hot streak, averaging 21.2 points over his last nine games while shooting 52.0 percent
|12/5/2013||Dwight Howard, F-C||Howard turned in his 11th double-double of the season with 15 points and 18 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to Phoenix.
Analysis: Howard's 36.4 field-goal percentage was his second-lowest of the season as he was just 4 of 11 from the field. His eight offensive rebounds were a season high, however.
|12/5/2013||James Harden, G-F||Harden scored 13 while going a miserable 3 of 17 from the field in Wednesday's loss to Phoenix.
Analysis: The 17.6 field-goal percentage matched the third-lowest of Harden's career in games in which he's taken at least 15 shots. He had been 22 for 41 over his previous two games with 68 points.
|12/4/2013||DeMarcus Cousins, F-C||Cousins, who sprained an ankle against Golden State on Sunday, watched Tuesday's game against Oklahoma City in street clothes
Analysis: Cousins, the Kings' leading scorer (21.7) and rebounder (10.1), should be considered day to day.
|12/4/2013||Mike James, PG||James is dealing with a knee injury.
Analysis: James has barely any fantasy value. His status going forward is unclear.
|12/4/2013||Arron Afflalo, G-F||Afflalo scored a career-high 43 points in Tuesday's 126-125 double-overtime loss at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Afflalo is averaging 22.6 points, more than double his career mark of 10.4. He remains one of this season's biggest surprises.
|12/4/2013||Victor Oladipo, G||Oladipo recorded his first career triple-double Tuesday's 126-125 double-overtime loss at Philadelphia, posting
Analysis: The former Hoosiers standout had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a whopping 52 minutes. Oladipo, though, went 0 of 5 from 3-point range and is now just 3 for his last 22 from beyond the arc (13.6 percent).
|12/4/2013||Michael Carter-Williams, PG||Carter-Williams recorded his first triple-double in Tuesday's 126-125 double-overtime win over Orlando.
Analysis: Carter-Williams had 27 points to go along with 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Fantasy owners who took a chance on the former Syracuse standout continue to reap the benefits.
|12/4/2013||Thaddeus Young, F||Young had 25 points and 12 rebounds in Tuesday's 126-125 double-overtime win over Orlando.
Analysis: Young has been outstanding over the last four games, posting 22.5 points and 9.3 boards.
|12/4/2013||Glen Davis, F-C||Davis had 33 points in Tuesday's 126-125 double-overtime loss at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Davis shot 15 of 24 but only pulled down three rebounds in a whopping 50 minutes. While he has been inconsistent since debuting late last month, Davis should probably be owned in all leagues following Tuesday's showing.
|12/4/2013||Jordan Crawford, G||Crawford had 25 points and five assists in Tuesday's 108-100 win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Crawford is averaging 15.3 points and a very impressive 7.0 assists over the last six games. Fantasy owners should continue to start him with confidence.
|12/4/2013||Dirk Nowitzki, F-C||Nowitzki recovered from a rough start to score 25 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Mavericks kept the Charlotte Bobcats winless in Dallas with an 89-82 victory Tuesday night.
Analysis: Nowitzki, who was 1 of 10 from the field in the first half, and Monta Ellis took over late after struggling most of the game. They scored the last 19 points to help the Mavericks outscore Charlotte 29-15 in the fourth. Nowitzki finished 10 of 21 from the floor and is 20 for 34 (58.8 percent)in the past two games. He's scored a combined 48 points in that stretch
|12/4/2013||Michael Beasley, F||Beasley had a season-high 23 points off the bench but the Miami Heat fell 107-97 to Detroit on Tuesday night.
Analysis: The Heat might need more help from Beasley, averaging 11.1 points, if All-Star guard Dwyane Wade continues to be hampered by a sore knee.
|12/4/2013||Jon Leuer, F-C||Leuer scored a career-high 23 points in Memphis' 110-91 win over Phoenix on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Leuer, who came off the bench, connected on 10 of 13 shots. He was averaging 2.9 points on 34.8 percent shooting in his first seven games this season. In addition to a career high in points, Leuer had three blocks, another career-best, and matched his career-high with nine rebounds.
|12/4/2013||Ed Davis, F-C||Davis had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Grizzlies made the best of their makeshift lineup to defeat the Phoenix Suns 110-91 Tuesday night.
Analysis: Davis made 8 of 11 shots during his first double-double of the season. He was averaging 4.7 points and 3.8 rebounds in his first 13 games in this campaign.
|12/4/2013||Marvin Williams, SF||Williams and Jeremy Evans are sitting out Utah's game against the Indiana Pacers.
Analysis: Williams was examined by Utah medical staff and had a bone scan on his right foot in Salt Lake City on Tuesday that showed inflammation.
|12/4/2013||Jeremy Evans, F||Jazz forwards Marvin Williams and Evans are sitting out Utah's game against the Indiana Pacers.
Analysis: Evans is out with the stomach flu. He is Williams' primary backup at power forward.
|12/4/2013||Blake Griffin, PF||Griffin had 24 points and seven rebounds in Wednesday's loss to Atlanta, ending a string of 11 consecutive double-doubles.
Analysis: Though his double-double streak came to an end, Griffin was an efficient 10 of 17 from the field and remains one of the best assets to own in fantasy basketball.
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