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Corey Brewer came out of nowhere for a career-high 51 points on 19-of-30 from the field in a win over the Rockets on Friday, adding two boards, one assist, six steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 45 minutes.

Brewer joined Michael Jordan, Ricky Barry and Allen Iverson as the only players to score at least 50 points with six steals in a game in NBA history. He scored an unbelievable 16 of his 19 field goals from within three feet of the rim and was the main reason why the Wolves had a whopping 39 fast-break points with 27 transition points coming from Brew. Coach Rick Adelman joked after the game that Kevin Love (elbow) and Kevin Martin (foot) have been holding Brewer back and he said he didn't even know what to do with him. Brewer also has four consecutive games with four or more steals, but we don't think he'll have a streak of scoring 50 points or anything.
Apr 12 - 12:34 AM

Thaddeus Young is active against the Bucks on Wednesday.

The team is honoring his mother with pink shoelaces, which is pretty cool. Young will get a decent matchup tonight and we'd love to see him have a huge game. He's a strong play tonight and should be in most lineups.
Nov 26 - 6:51 PM

Mo Williams (illness) will not play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

He's missed practice the past two days and has been sick since Sunday, so this is a surprise. Williams is dealing with strep throat and pink eye, which shouldn't keep him out much longer. Zach LaVine is going to get all the minutes he can handle. The Wolves might need Corey Brewer and Andrew Wiggins to handle the ball more, too.
Nov 26 - 6:46 PM

Andrew Bogut is in the starting lineup against the Magic on Wednesday.

Coach Steve Kerr did say he wants to take it easy on his starting unit tonight, so Bogut owners should temper expectations. Marreese Speights should still be a decent play, but not considering there are so many games in the NBA tonight.
Nov 26 - 6:40 PM

Thabo Sefolosha (illness) will not play on Wednesday.

It's the time of year when "flu-like symptoms" make their rounds throughout the NBA, and Sefolosha is the latest victim. He's playing a small role off the Hawks' bench with Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll both healthy, so his absence shouldn't cause any problems for fantasy owners.
Nov 26 - 6:30 PM

Kevin McHale indicated that he doesn't expect Dwight Howard (knee) to play Friday.

Howard has not been ruled out but his status is bleak at the moment, as he's still recovering from a strained knee that prompted him to get platelet-rich plasma injections last week. McHale will likely want to see Dwight make it through a practice before playing him, so fantasy owners should have advance warning once he's ready to get back on the court. Tarik Black is a poor fantasy option as a fill-in center, and more minutes will be available for Donatas Motiejunas and Kostas Papanikolaou.
Nov 26 - 6:26 PM

Bradley Beal will move into the Wizards' starting lineup on Wednesday, moving Garrett Temple to the bench.

Beal has come off the bench in all four of his games this season, averaging 15.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting, 1.5 threes, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steals. It was only a matter of time before he displaced Temple and he should already be locked into all active fantasy lineups.
Nov 26 - 6:13 PM

Nerlens Noel is starting next to Michael Carter-Williams, Tony Wroten, Luc Mbah a Moute and Henry Sims against the Nets on Wednesday.

He came off the bench on Monday and he'll get to guard Kevin Garnett tonight. Noel is getting better with his shot selection, but he has really been beat up on the defensive side. His fantasy owners have seen a bump in output in his past two, so he is an option even on a busy night.
Nov 26 - 6:12 PM

Carmelo Anthony (back) will not play against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

He's likely going to miss some time here. Anthony hasn't dealt with any major back issues in his career, but it comes with the territory as an aging player. His fantasy owners should bench him and be prepared for him to be out. J.R. Smith will start in his place and is a fantasy option. Expect more shots to go to Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Amare Stoudemire tonight, too. The Knicks are planning on Melo flying to Oklahoma City on Friday, so he should be considered questionable.
Nov 26 - 6:09 PM

Brandon Jennings (thumb) will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

It'll be D.J. Augustin in the starting lineup again tonight. He struggled in a favorable matchup against the Bucks on Tuesday, so a matchup with Chris Paul doesn't look great on the surface. Still, he saw 37 minutes last night, which makes him a fantasy option. Spencer Dinwiddie will get some run, too.
Nov 26 - 6:00 PM

Jameer Nelson (back spasms) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

He is just getting over a hamstring injury and this injury is not considered serious. With Nelson and Raymond Felton (ankle) out, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will get all of the minutes at point guard. Both guys are options in daily leagues with the defensive turnstile known as Jose Calderon.
Nov 26 - 5:57 PM

Tobias Harris (calf), Evan Fournier (quad) and Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) will all be active for Wednesday's home game vs. the Warriors.

Harris sat out Monday's game and missed part of Orlando's shootaround on Wednesday, but must have felt better when going through pre-game warmups. He'll start at SF and has been terrific when healthy this season, so fantasy owners should roll the dice on him in what should be an up-tempo game vs. Golden State.
Nov 26 - 5:15 PM




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