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Kobe Bryant turned the ball over seven times against the Thunder on Friday with four points, one rebound, 13 assists and two steals in 23 minutes.

He went to the locker room in the fourth quarter to receive treatment. The game was a blowout, so there's no need to blow this news out of proportion. Amazingly, he had more turnovers than his six shots tonight and it's fair to say his start at point guard was a disaster. The Lakers get a road back-to-back set and will travel to Charlotte for Saturday. Bryant owners might want to just check back to make sure he's in the lineup.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 12:47:00 AM

Tyson Chandler left Sunday's game against the Pelicans with a knee injury, but has since returned to action.

He collided with Anthony Davis during the third quarter and immediately gripped his knee in pain. Chandler couldn't put any weight on his leg and had to carried off the floor by his teammates, so it's surprising to see him able to stay in the game. X-rays were negative on his knee, so it looks like he dodged a bullet. We will let you know how his knee holds up after the game.
Jan 25 - 7:37 PM

LeBron James scored 34 points to lead five Cavaliers in double-digits on Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, seven rebounds and five assists in Cleveland's sixth straight victory.

The re-tooled Cavs are figuring out how to win as a team, which is an unwelcome development for the rest of the Eastern Conference. James shot 11-of-25 from the field and 10-of-13 at the FT line, and rounded out Sunday's gem with a steal and two blocks.
Jan 25 - 7:28 PM

Russell Westbrook fell one rebound shy of a triple-double vs. Cleveland on Sunday, scoring 22 points with nine boards, 11 assists, two steals and one block.

He shot 7-of-26 overall but made three 3-pointers and committed only two turnovers in OKC's tough road loss. Westbrook is one of 11 players with a triple-double this season, with Rajon Rondo leading the league with three of them in 38 games. Despite the near-miss for Westbrook his owners should only have one complaint -- his heavily-weighted 36.8 percent shooting over the past month.
Jan 25 - 7:17 PM

Pau Gasol had yet another fantastic game on Sunday, scoring 13 points to go with 17 rebounds, three assists, four blocks, and two turnovers, but it wasn't enough as the Bulls fell to the heat.

Gasol continues to put up glorious fantasy lines, and he was rightfully voted in as the starting center for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. He looks completely revitalized in Chicago, and his down-year in LA last season is now a distant memory. Keep rolling him out there, and pat yourself on the back if you drafted him late.
Jan 25 - 6:49 PM

An MRI confirmed a sprained right ankle for Kelly Olynyk, and head coach Brad Stevens expects him to be sidelined for at least "a couple weeks."

Olynyk has a few torn ligaments which is typical of for a bad ankle sprain. With Olynyk sidelined, Tyler Zeller will get all the run he can handle with Brandon Bass also being in line for some extended minutes. While Zeller offers the most upside, both Zeller and Bass should be able to carve out some standard league value for as long as Olynyk is out.
Jan 25 - 6:39 PM

Joakim Noah was benched for the entire fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Heat, finishing the game with four points, five rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.

Head coach Tom Thibodeau said he liked the group that started the fourth quarter, and that is the reason why Joakim did not re-enter the game. Thibodeau maintained that Joakim is healthy, and he just wanted to watch his minutes, but with the result being an L in the win-loss column, this will not likely be a trend that continues. Look for Noah to bounce-back during Tuesday's game vs. Golden State.
Jan 25 - 6:35 PM

Ty Lawson will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Wizards.

Lawson was unavailable for Friday's game after being arrested for his second DUI early Friday morning. However, he'll be back in the lineup today, and he's obviously a must-start option every time he's in uniform. Jameer Nelson and Randy Foye's value will take a hit with Lawson back in the rotation.
Jan 25 - 6:26 PM

Jimmy Butler was held to just five points during Sunday's loss to the Heat, adding five rebounds, two assists, and one steal over 42.5 minutes of action.

Butler shot just 2-of-8 from the field, so while the minutes were there, the scoring simply wasn't. Luol Deng was playing some vicious defense today, and this was easily Butler's worst game of the season. However, Butler has not had two bad back-to-back games this season, so expect him to bounce-back during Tuesday's matchup with the Warriors.
Jan 25 - 6:15 PM

Nikola Pekovic will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Hawks.

Mo Williams, Andrew Wiggins, Thaddeus Young, and Gorgui Dieng will join Pekovic, so it's interesting and encouraging that Pek’s return to the starting lineup will not affect Dieng's status as a starter. We'll let you know how the pairing performs after the game.
Jan 25 - 6:03 PM

Updating a previous report, Amir Johnson (shoulder) will remain in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Pistons.

He'll draw a favorable matchup against the Pistons, so go ahead and get him active.
Jan 25 - 5:58 PM

D.J. Augustin will start at point guard for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

The Pistons are looking at adding a third point guard, but Augustin is going to have essentially zero competition for playing time with Brandon Jennings (Achilles) going down for the rest of the season. Augustin needs to be picked up in all leagues.
Jan 25 - 5:43 PM




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