NBA Player News
|11/26/2014||Joakim Noah, F-C|
|Noah was inactive Tuesday for the Bulls.
Analysis: Noah suffered an eye abrasion in a win at Utah on Monday.
|11/26/2014||Randy Foye, G|
|Foye has a right quad strain.
Analysis: Foye could miss up to three weeks.
|11/25/2014||Eric Bledsoe, G|
|Bledsoe had 25 points in Monday's loss at Toronto.
Analysis: Bledsoe added seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks for an overall terrific stat line. He had averaged just 11.2 points over the previous five games.
|11/25/2014||Jonas Valanciunas, C|
|Valanciunas went off for a career-high 27 points and 11 rebounds in Monday's win over Phoenix.
Analysis: Valanciunas was nearly perfect from the floor, going 10 of 11. He's averaging just 12.3 points despite his big night.
|11/25/2014||James Harden, G-F|
|Harden went off for 36 points in Monday's win over New York.
Analysis: Harden has scored a combined 68 points in the last two games while shooting 11 of 21 from 3-point range. He ranks among the NBA leaders with 25.2 points per game, just below last season's mark of 25.4.
|11/25/2014||Trevor Ariza, G-F|
|Ariza finished with 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting in Monday's win over New York.
Analysis: Ariza has really cooled off following his hot start. He's averaging just 11.4 points while shooting 31.1 percent over the last nine games.
|11/25/2014||Blake Griffin, F-C|
|Griffin had 22 points and a season-high 16 rebounds in Monday's win at Charlotte.
Analysis: Despite his big night on the boards, Griffin is averaging a career-worst 7.5 rebounds per game.
|11/25/2014||Chris Paul, PG|
|Paul had 22 with a season-high 15 assists and was 10 of 16 from the floor in Monday's win at Charlotte.
Analysis: Paul is on quite the tear, averaging 21.7 points on 60.8 percent shooting over his last six games.
|11/25/2014||Jamal Crawford, G|
|Crawford had 21 points and hit a season-high 5 of 8 3-pointers in Monday's win at Charlotte.
Analysis: Crawford is 11 for 27 from 3-point range (40.7 percent) over his last five games after going 2 for 11 from deep in his previous two.
|11/25/2014||Al Jefferson, F-C|
|Jefferson was held to 16 points though he was 7 of 14 from the field in Monday's loss to the Clippers.
Analysis: Jefferson has shot 50.0 percent or better in five of his last six games, bringing his season field-goal percentage to 49.5
|11/25/2014||Tony Wroten, PG|
|Wroten scored 20 points on 7-of-18 shooting with nine assists Monday as Philadelphia fell to 0-14 following a loss to Portland.
Analysis: Wroten, who was 0 for 3 from 3-point range, is 1 of 16 from deep over his last five games. For some reason he's still attempting 4.3 3-pointers a game despite hitting 28.3 percent of his looks from beyond the arc.
|11/25/2014||Michael Carter-Williams, PG|
|Carter-Williams had a season-high 24 points with seven rebounds in Monday's loss to Portland.
Analysis: Carter-Williams was not an efficient shooter as a rookie with a 40.5 field-goal percentage, but he's been even worse this season, making only 36.3 percent of his shots.
|11/25/2014||LaMarcus Aldridge, F-C|
|Aldridge scored a season-high 33 on 13-of-20 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double in Monday's win at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Aldridge is averaging 10.7 rebounds over his last six games after grabbing 7.1 rebounds per game through his first seven contests.
|11/25/2014||Henry Sims, C|
|Sims had a season-high 22 points in Monday's loss to Portland.
Analysis: Sims can't be counted on as he's scored nine points or fewer in eight of his 14 games.
|11/25/2014||Victor Oladipo, G|
|Oladipo was a bright spot in a 106-74 drubbing to Cleveland on Monday night with season highs of 22 points and nine rebounds.
Analysis: The Orlando Magic guard was averaging 12.2 points and 4.0 rebounds in his first six games back from a facial fracture while shooting 38.5 percent. He made eight of his 15 shots Monday.
|11/25/2014||LeBron James, F|
|James scored 29 points, including 16 in the first quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers broke a four-game losing streak with a 106-74 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.
Analysis: After bluntly assessing his own play at Monday's shootaround, saying, "I stink," James took control early and sparked his team to a much-needed comfortable win. After averaging 18.5 points and shooting 41 percent from the field in the losing streak, James was 9 for 17 from the field Monday and tied a season-high with 11 assists while not playing the fourth quarter.
|Nene is sidelined with a right foot injury. Nene missed Tuesday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks with plantar fasciitis and could also miss Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Analysis: Nene left with six minutes remaining in the first quarter of the Wizards' win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. He did not practice on Monday and was sent to a doctor to have the foot checked out.
|11/25/2014||Rudy Gay, F|
|Gay will miss Tuesday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans with a right Achilles injury.
Analysis: Kings coach Michael Malone said the injury has bothered Gay enough that the team will likely rest him for a couple of days before evaluating his progress. Gay injured his right Achilles tendon on Nov. 15. He's averaging 21.1 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Kings (8-5), who have won two straight since losing to New Orleans on Nov. 18.
|11/25/2014||Darren Collison, PG|
|Collison will miss Tuesday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Analysis: Collison is dealing with a left quadriceps injury. He's averaging 15.9 points and leads the team with 84 assists.
|11/25/2014||Brandon Jennings, PG|
|Jennings missed his first game of the season Tuesday at Milwaukee because of a hyperextended left thumb.
Analysis: He injured the thumb late Friday in a 99-89 loss at Atlanta. Jennings, who spent his first four seasons with the Bucks, is averaging 16 points and 5.8 assists. He was unable to shoot in his team's shootaround Tuesday morning and will be replaced in the starting lineup by D.J. Augustin.
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