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DeMarcus Cousins had six steals in Thursday's 107-90 blowout win over Phoenix to go with 29 points, nine boards, three assists and one block on 8-of-15 shooting.

Boogie also made it to the line 18 times, making 13 of those. He had back-to-back double-doubles coming into this game, including a 31-point explosion on Monday. It's early, but he looks like he's ready to make good on the Kings signing him to a $62 million extension last month. The cat's out of the bag on DMC, so you're probably not the only one thinking he'll have a bounce-back season now that Keith Smart is gone.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 12:30:00 AM

Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points in a surprising 95-90 win over the Cavs on Thursday, adding two rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

He looked awful with just 14 points on Wednesday, but he was aggressive with a nice presence in the post tonight. Anthony only has 30 shots in his two games so far, which is down from his league-high 21.3 from last season. He hasn't been in isolation as much, but he's still going to be among the league leaders in scoring. Anthony is a top-10 fantasy asset.
Oct 31 - 12:53 AM

Kevin Love scored 19 points against the Knicks on Thursday with 14 rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

He had a few beautiful assists and some wide-open looks from deep. Love didn't post up too much and was used more like Chris Bosh next to LeBron James, so there will be an adjustment period. That said, his fantasy owners have to be pleased with this start.
Oct 31 - 12:24 AM

Russell Westbrook (hand) will not return to Thursday's game against the Clippers and is sitting on the bench with ice on his hand.

Uh oh. He will be re-evaluated on Friday, but this does not sound good. One would think he received an X-ray on his hand and teams usually reveal those results within 30 minutes or so. Sebastian Telfair is going to handle the point guard spot until Reggie Jackson (ankle) gets back out there. We'll obviously be tracking this situation closely. Also, general manager Sam Presti is likely on the phone looking to add a point guard.
Oct 31 - 12:07 AM

LeBron James made 5-of-15 from the field in Thursday's stunning 95-90 loss to the Knicks, scoring 17 points with five rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer and eight turnovers.

He was just 1-of-10 outside of three feet and his turnovers were a big story tonight, as well. "I hate turning the ball over," James said. "It’s a pet peeve of mine and eight is definitely something that’s not OK." The Cavs did play at a slow pace tonight at just 83 possessions, which is much worse than the last-place Grizzlies at 92.3 from 2013-14. All that said, if you're panicking about LeBron after just one game, fantasy basketball is not for you. He'll be fine.
Oct 31 - 12:05 AM

Josh Smith settled for way too many contested jumpers against the Wolves on Thursday, making 5-of-16 from the field for 10 points with seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 30 minutes.

He said he doesn't "respond to nobody with dreadlocks who plays basketball" and called Kenneth Faried "a clown" after Faried said Smith shot them out of Wednesday's loss. Well, Smith basically did the same thing again today and really killed a Detroit rally. The shift to power forward hasn't helped his shot selection much.
Oct 30 - 11:05 PM

D.J. Augustin played 33 minutes against the Wolves on Thursday, making 6-of-18 from the field for 20 points with three rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer.

Brandon Jennings played the first 11 minutes of the game and just five minutes to start the third quarter, but the rest was all D.J. at the point. It would appear the plan for Augustin is to play 25-28 minutes per game as it stands right now, so he should have low-end value in standard leagues with that allotment.
Oct 30 - 10:53 PM

Caron Butler had his long-distance plan working on Thursday with 24 points, eight rebounds and four 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Wolves.

He started out 0-of-3 in the first half, but was knocking down open looks throughout the second half. Butler is going to split time at small forward with Kyle Singler, so a big line like this one won't be a regular thing. He's still a decent low-end option in deeper leagues.
Oct 30 - 10:49 PM

Brandon Jennings played just 16 minutes against the Wolves on Thursday, scoring four points with two rebounds and six assists on 2-of-4 from the field.

His minutes are in deep, deep trouble. For the first three halves of the season, coach Stan Van Gundy basically played Jennings for the first 10 minutes of the half and would then go with D.J. Augustin for the rest. However, Jennings picked up a third foul early in the third quarter, picked up a technical foul, and was sent for the bench for good. He's not a must-own player anymore.
Oct 30 - 10:45 PM

John Wall turned it on down the stretch in Thursday's 105-98 win over the Magic with 30 points, five rebounds, 12 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

He took it to Elfrid Payton tonight and had everything working. Wall had some turnover issues in the season debut, but he kept those down to just two tonight. No player had more total assists than Wall last year and he should have a chance to repeat.
Oct 30 - 10:21 PM

Nikola Vucevic was the focal point of the Orlando offense against the Wizards on Thursday, making 11 of his 21 from the field for 23 points, 12 boards, three assists and one steal.

He has been tremendous at establishing position on the low block and looks to be improving in his third year with significant playing time. Vucevic didn't block any shots tonight, but he might be able to see a mild uptick this season. He'll be a strong No. 1 center in fantasy leagues.
Oct 30 - 9:51 PM

Evan Fournier played 34 minutes in the starting lineup against the Wizards on Thursday, making 8-of-10 from the field for 21 points with four rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers.

He had a disappointing start to his season on Wednesday and bounced back nicely. Fournier should have a good month of production while Victor Oladipo (face) is out and will be worth starting in most formats.
Oct 30 - 9:43 PM


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