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Zaza Pachulia had 19 points on 7-of-9 FGs in a start at center on Saturday, while grabbing 12 rebounds and handing out three assists in 37 minutes.

Pachulia may not last long as a starter, assuming this decision was matchup-based or prompted by DeShawn Stevenson's absence, but it's worthwhile to recall his numbers in 44 starts last season -- 8.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 0.6 blocks in 32 minutes per game. He could theoretically return low-end value, but we need to see him start a few more games before buying in.
Sat, Nov 24, 2012 09:53:00 PM

Coach Steve Kerr said he is "quietly confident" that the Warriors and Klay Thompson will come to terms on a contract.

He added Thompson will not be affected regardless of the outcome. It would appear he's going to get a max deal as one of the league's best shooting guards and hasn't missed a game due to injury in his career. If he doesn't get a deal done today, he'll be a restricted free agent next summer.
Oct 31 - 4:19 PM

David Lee (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Lakers and did not participate in the contact portion of Friday's practice.

He was ruled out for Wednesday very early and he sounds a little closer to doubtful. Draymond Green double-doubled in the opener and the Warriors probably won't need Lee against the Lakers anyway, so Lee's owners will probably want to plan on him sitting. Draymond will be a must-start player.
Oct 31 - 4:15 PM

Victor Oladipo (face) is still on pain medication and has not started conditioning exercises.

He doesn't have a timetable to return, but there is a sense he'll be out until early December. Oladipo has huge expectations this season and he should still be stashed across the board. In the meantime, Evan Fournier looked great on Thursday and should put up top-100 value while VO is on the shelf.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 31 - 4:06 PM

Patrick Beverley (hamstring) is day-to-day and has been working on a treadmill.

The Rockets said they will know more about his status for Saturday's game against the Celtics tomorrow. Beverley is not afraid to play at less than 100 percent, but the team certainly doesn't want this issue to linger. They released Ish Smith, so it'll be Isaiah Canaan as the backup against Rajon Rondo. His owners will want to check back for an update tomorrow.
Oct 31 - 3:37 PM

The Spurs and Kawhi Leonard have ended talks about a contract extension, making Leonard will be a restricted free agent next summer.

Kawhi and his agent, Brian Elfus, want a max extension and the Spurs have no leverage here. He's easily one of the best players in the NBA under 24 and is coming off a Finals MVP. Last season, Leonard made 69 percent of his shots at the rim with ranking in the top 10 for field goal percentage on pull-up jumpers in the regular season (minimum average of 2.5 attempts at least 30 games). He'll make his debut tonight in a contract season, so get the fantasy stud in your lineup.
Oct 31 - 2:23 PM

Brook Lopez is still experiencing pain in his right foot, and will not play in Saturday's game vs. Detroit.

There is currently no timetable set for Lopez' return, and this isn't a great start to his 2014-15 campaign. Mason Plumlee will continue to start in Brook's place, and he'll look to bounce-back after foul trouble limited him to just four points and four rebounds in his season debut.
Oct 31 - 1:27 PM

Josh McRoberts (toe surgery) was a full participant during Friday's practice.

McBob is getting very close to making his regular-season debut with the Heat, and we'll be monitoring his status closely. The Heat play the 76ers on Saturday, so we'll list him as questionable for that one. His ability to offer 3-point shooting and assists with minimal turnovers from the power forward position make him a viable asset in standard leagues.
Oct 31 - 12:47 PM

David West (ankle) will not play on Friday against the Grizzlies after missing morning shootaround.

He is expected to miss three games and will be re-evaluated after the game on Nov. 1. With West out, it'll be Luis Scola as the starter and while Chris Copeland and Lavoy Allen also get some big-man minutes next to Roy Hibbert. Scola is more of a spot-start guy with a low ceiling in a sub-par matchup.
Oct 31 - 12:23 PM

Jimmy Butler (thumb) participated during Friday morning's shootaround, but remains a game-time decision.

The Bulls could use their defensive stalwart for what will likely be a tough matchup vs. the Cavs, and we'll be monitoring his status closely. Check back for another update as we draw closer to tip-off, but if Butler is to sit this one out, Kirk Hinrich will draw the start and he makes for an alright plug-and-play option in daily leagues.
Oct 31 - 12:11 PM

Russell Westbrook suffered a fracture to the second metacarpal in his right hand, and the Thunder say they will release a timetable for his return after getting a better look at it on Friday.

The Oklahoman is speculating that Westbrook could be sidelined for 4-6 weeks, but we'll wait for an official update from the Thunder organization. OKC is going to really struggle to find offense with only eight healthy bodies available, but everything is likely going to be go through Serge Ibaka and Perry Jones. Sebastian Telfair is currently the only healthy point guard on the roster, so he's going to be seeing a lot of minutes and makes sense as a speculative add in deeper leagues, although the Thunder are probably searching for an additional backup guard to join the team (Will Bynum?) Reggie Jackson (ankle) is going to have a lot on his plate upon his return, and he is going to get all the minutes he can handle.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 31 - 9:16 AM

Chris Paul scored 22 points during a close 93-90 win over the Thunder, scoring 22 points with four rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one block, one 3-pointer and no turnovers.

The Clippers did not look good on offense at all. They led the NBA in offensive efficiency rating, but put up a 39/23/72 percent shooting line from the field, beyond the arc and at the line, respectively. As for Paul, he's probably going to be the best point guard in fantasy hoops as long as he's on the court.
Oct 31 - 2:58 AM


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