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Derrick Williams is expected to start in place of DeMarcus Cousins (suspension) in Friday's game against the Lakers.

Coach Mike Malone knows the Lakers will be going small, so he can afford to use a small lineup of his own that features Williams at the power forward spot. In 11 starts this season, he's averaged 12.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 0.4 3-pointers while playing 31.4 minutes. He's capable of far more against the Lakers Swiss cheese "defense." Isaiah Thomas, Ben McLemore, Rudy Gay and Jason Thompson will round out the Kings' starting five. Carl Landry, Aaron Gray and Reggie Evans will be bigs off the bench.
Feb 28 - 2:11 PM

Derrick Favors (knee) is not practicing on Saturday.

He just has knee soreness and there's no reason to be concerned. He is shifting to center and has already seen his assists go up in the preseason, so there are a lot of things to like the former No. 3 pick of the 2010 draft. He is a good bet to break out this season at 23 years old.
Oct 25 - 3:38 PM

Rodney Stuckey (foot) said he hasn't done on-court work lately and is unsure if he'll be ready to start the season.

He's been out since Oct. 18 and this injury is taking a lot to heal than anticipated. Stuckey is expected to be a major part of the offense, but he's not exactly a must-grab player later in drafts because of a lack of triples and inefficient shooting.
Oct 25 - 2:27 PM

Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) is expected to scrimmage on Nov. 6.

He is targeting a return of Nov. 13 for game action, but coach Brett Brown didn't seem very optimistic. "I believe that it's not going to take long to play him [once he starts scrimmaging Nov. 6]," Brown said. Carter-Williams hasn't been very positive about his shoulder injury and it's still possible he doesn't hit his target date. He's not a great target in fantasy drafts while Tony Wroten should start off hot.
Oct 25 - 2:24 PM

David West (ankle) did not practice on Saturday.

Beat writer Scott Agness said West's ankle is still swollen while coach Frank Vogel said the team will see how West feels in a couple of days. Basically, his chances of playing on Wednesday are not good, despite being one of the toughest players in the NBA. Chris Copeland and Luis Scola are both worth looks for short-term value.
Oct 25 - 2:20 PM

George Hill (knee contusion) said he wont' know for a couple days if he'll be ready for the opener on Wednesday.

An MRI was unclear to indicate the severity of the contusion. He had a contusion cost him more games than expected last year, so it's certainly possible Hill misses time. He is going to be a huge part of the offense and nothing is structurally wrong, so fantasy owners shouldn't move him too far down their boards.
Oct 25 - 2:03 PM

Brook Lopez (foot) did not practice on Saturday.

There is still some optimism he can suit up against the Celtics on Wednesday, but we don't like his chances. Lopez hurt his foot in a meaningless preseason game and being sidelined at some point almost seems unavoidable. Unless he slides big time, fantasy owners can let someone else deal with him.
Oct 25 - 1:46 PM

Perry Jones III (knee) and Andre Roberson (ankle) did not practice on Saturday.

This is getting ridiculous. While Jones is probably getting a day off, it's still hard to believe how many OKC wings are missing time. Assuming everything is OK, Jones will have some late-round upside in deeper leagues with Anthony Morrow (knee) out to start the season.
Oct 25 - 1:33 PM

Larry Sanders said he hopes to play in the season opener.

He had a surgery earlier this month and has been going through some non-contact practice. In some of the videos of practice, Sanders worked up a good sweat, so he's a little closer to probable. Like most Bucks stories, this is a guessing game and we still don't even know what his surgery was for. He's worth the risk later in drafts and he should be able to fall to you near 100.
Oct 25 - 10:43 AM

Klay Thompson scored 35 points against the Nuggets during a 119-112 win on Friday, making 13-of-26 from the field with three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers.

Well, someone is playing like they want a max deal. The 3.5 triples per game over his last six games is not a shock, but he has a surprising 1.8 blocks per game in limited playing time over his last four. He did have a massive preseason last year, so fantasy owners shouldn't put too much stock into the past month. However, he's still a terrific guy to take in the fourth round.
Oct 25 - 1:34 AM

Blake Griffin scored 21 points in 25 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with three rebounds, one steal and one turnover.

On the down side, he shot just 1-of-3 from the line, which has been a problem in his last four. Griffin did have a positive stretch after the break at the line, so maybe that was a fluke, or maybe not. Still, he's probably going to be the top scorer at power forward and add other stats, as well.
Oct 25 - 1:07 AM

Jeremy Lin looked great off the bench against the Kings during a 93-92 win with 19 points, one rebound, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

He's going to be a huge factor for the Lakers this season and should get his chance to produce no matter where coach Byron Scott uses him. Fantasy owners should be very aggressive in targeting Lin and he's a nice No. 2 fantasy point guard.
Oct 25 - 12:50 AM




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