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Rudy Gay, who hit just 11-of-37 shots in his last game, and tweaked an ankle, hit 8-of-18 shots and four 3-pointers for 23 points, six rebounds, four assists, five steals and two blocks in Wednesday's easy win over the Cavaliers.

He didn't hit 50 percent of his shots tonight, and still hasn't done so in a single game this season. But owners would gladly take this line every night and it's possible he learned something from the ridiculous 37 shots he took on Monday. Hopefully the ankle problem isn't an issue when he wakes up in the morning.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 11:43:00 PM

Kenneth Faried (lower back spasms) will not return on Friday night.

He had an awkward landing in this game and tried to play through it, but he was ruled out about 40 minutes later in real time. This is not the same as the ankle injury that had him on the injury report today, but Faried did have back issues in January. If he needs to miss time, Darrell Arthur and Juancho Hernangomez should benefit.
Feb 24 - 10:40 PM

Ivica Zubac blocked three shots in 27 minutes on Friday vs. the Thunder, adding 11 points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Magic Johnson said earlier in the week that getting Zubac more minutes was a priority, so tonight was very encouraging for his rest-of-season outlook. He shot 5-of-9 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line against a tough OKC frontcourt. Zubac is loaded with upside and won't hurt you in any category, making him a solid pickup in standard leagues. He averages 2.1 blocks per 36 minutes and was shooting 75.0 percent from the line prior to Friday.
Feb 24 - 10:39 PM

Jordan Clarkson scored 14 points on 6-of-17 shooting on Friday vs. the Thunder.

Coach Luke Walton said Clarkson is going to close out more games with D'Angelo Russell now that Lou Williams is in Denver, and he kept his word tonight. Clarkson added five rebounds, five assists, four steals and two triples, posting a 28.1 usage rate in 29 minutes -- he had a 23.0 usage rate on the season. He's trending up and is a big winner of the Lou Williams trade along with Russell. He's firmly back on the standard-league radar if you're targeting triples and steals.
Feb 24 - 10:31 PM

Bradley Beal's 40 points were not enough during a 120-112 loss to the 76ers on Friday, adding four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

He put on a scoring clinic with all sorts of fancy baskets for the Philly crowd. While John Wall is struggling a tad with his efficiency lately, Beal is flourishing with 26.3 points, 3.5 boards, 3.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 3.6 treys on 56.2 percent from the field in his last 10. He is above league average as a shooter in basically every area of the floor, including his 73.3 percent at the rim in that span. He should have been an All-Star and is having a breakout season for his owners.
Feb 24 - 10:30 PM

D'Angelo Russell lit up the box score for 29 points, six assists, four rebounds, four steals and three triples in Friday's 110-93 loss to the Thunder.

With Lou Williams out of the picture, coach Luke Walton said Russell and Jordan Clarkson would be more involved in the fourth quarter and he kept his word as both players closed this game out. Russell logged 36 minutes on the night and hit 12-of-25 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line with four turnovers, so he's a huge winner from the Lou Williams trade. His fantasy arrow is pointing way up.
Feb 24 - 10:26 PM

Paul George (cramp) said he will play against the Heat on Saturday night.

He had a cramp that looked to be just above his knee and George did have to limp to the locker room in the last minute on Friday. The Pacers are going to Miami for the Saturday game, so they won't have a shootaround. For now, his fantasy owners can expect him to play for the 8:00 EST start.
Feb 24 - 10:06 PM

Paul George limped to the locker room with less than one minute remaining in the fourth quarter on Friday.

He had an awkward landing on his right leg and had a trainer come out to look at him while he was standing. George eventually went to the bench and had a trainer look at him while he was grimacing for about two minutes, but then limped to the locker room with about 30 seconds left. We should have an update on George in the post-game.He finished with just nine points, nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.
Feb 24 - 9:21 PM

Pau Gasol (hand) will come off the bench on Friday vs. the Clippers.

He's been out since Jan. 19, so this move is designed to limit Gasol's minutes in his first game back. Make sure he's not sitting on the waiver wire even though he has taken a noticeable step back in terms of fantasy value this season. Dewayne Dedmon will draw the start at least one more time, but he's an easy drop candidate.
Feb 24 - 9:16 PM

Chris Paul (thumb) will return to the lineup to face the Spurs on Friday night.

He's back. CP3 tweeted out that he was going to return for this game, so this isn't a surprise despite the questionable tag. He has done some conditioning while he's been out and he was cleared a couple days ago, so there's no reason to think he'll have a hard limit. Austin Rivers and Ray Felton will take a backseat.
Feb 24 - 8:53 PM

The Pelicans will waive injured forward Omri Casspi in order to sign Reggie Williams.

Casspi is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a broken thumb, but this is still a bit surprising. We wouldn't expect another team to sign Casspi while he's on the shelf, so leave him on the wire. Reggie Williams likely won't have much value either and this should give Solomon Hill a slight boost.
Feb 24 - 8:12 PM

Danilo Gallinari (groin) and Kenneth Faried (ankle) will play on Friday vs. the Nets.

The Nuggets will list their injured players as probable for up to week after they return, so Gallo wasn't in real danger of missing this one. He scored 15 points with six rebounds, four assists, one steal and two turnovers in 30 minutes against the Kings on Thursday and gets to look forward to a great matchup with the Nets.
Feb 24 - 7:38 PM




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