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Dwyane Wade made 3-of-13 from the field for 10 points with two rebounds, four assists, four steals and three turnovers in 33 minutes.

The Heat just look flat. Wade still hasn't been able to get any elevation on his shots and he hasn't been able to outfox the Spurs on defense. To this point, he had been able to maneuver his way into the paint during the playoffs, but the help has come too quickly. He has an option for two years and $42 million, so the Heat probably won't be getting much of a bargain there. Even though he hasn't had to deal with back-to-back sets, he's still lost a step and it'll only get worse next year. Of the 31 teams to go down 1-3 in the NBA Finals, none of them have been able to come back and win the series.
Jun 12 - 11:53 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (leg) did not appear on the Kings' injury report for Friday's game against the Spurs.

The Kings have thrown players with very minor injuries on the injury report as "probable" and it looks like Cousins dodged a bullet here. He suffered what could have been a contusion on Wednesday, but he did play through it and there look to be no negative effects since. He's arguably the best fantasy big man this side of Anthony Davis.
Nov 27 - 9:16 PM

Rudy Gay (Achilles) and Darren Collison (quad) are questionable to face the Spurs on Friday.

We should get more information at shootaround tomorrow, but there was optimism on both guys. Achilles tendinitis tends to linger and hopefully Gay sitting out was more of a precaution than anything else -- he had this problem last year, too. If he is out, Omri Casspi will be an option in some leagues, but a date with Kawhi Leonard probably makes him less attractive in daily.
Nov 27 - 9:12 PM

Joakim Noah (eye, left knee) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

Noah was able to go through a full practice on Thursday without any setbacks, and the Bulls listing him as probable is an encouraging sign. Still, owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Friday's tip. If Noah is a go, Cameron Bairstow who was a surprise start on Tuesday would head back to the bench.
Nov 27 - 7:05 PM

Derrick Rose (hamstring tightness) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. Boston.

Rose has said that he was targeting Friday, so things are looking positive towards him giving it a go. If Rose does indeed play, Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks won't be worth using in daily leagues. Stay tuned.
Nov 27 - 7:00 PM

Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play Friday vs. the Celtics.

With Gibson out, Nikola Mirotic could see some extended minutes off the bench. However, Mirotic was only able to muster 20.8 minutes of action during his last outing with both Gibson and Joakim Noah (eye, left knee) sidelined, so there's no certainty that he will see major minutes.
Nov 27 - 6:50 PM

Jameer Nelson (back spasms) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

Owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Friday's tip, but if Jameer is unable to go, J.J. Barea, Devin Harris, and potentially Raymond Felton (ankle) will all see some extended minutes. Barea and Harris offer the most upside, and would make for decent plug-and-play options in daily leagues, stay tuned.
Nov 27 - 6:39 PM

Pelicans' head coach Monty Williams wants Anthony Davis to be taking at least 20 shots a game.

"Anthony cannot be in a game and not touch the ball," said Williams. "We have to have an effort to get him at least 20 shots every night." Monty's comments came a day after Davis shot 4-of-12 from the field during a 99-89 loss to the Kings. Davis also only attempted one shot during the entire fourth quarter of that one, which is simply not acceptable. Williams' desire to force feed Davis the rock has to be music to fantasy owners' ears, and it can only improve his already gaudy averages of 25.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.4 blocks, and 2.1 steals per game. He's an early MVP candidate, and the best player in fantasy basketball right now, enjoy.
Nov 27 - 2:44 PM

Carmelo Anthony (back spasms) said he hopes to return soon, but won't play with back spasms.

Anthony said he could barely walk before sitting out Wednesday's game against the Mavericks and later said that he was still sore and stiff. "I don’t think it will be too long,’’ Anthony said. "I think the spasms will go away. But I’m not going to play with spasms." Melo will travel with the Knicks to Oklahoma for Friday's game against the Thunder, but his owners may want to plan on being without him for at least another game. If Anthony is unable to suit up Friday, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith would be the biggest fantasy beneficiaries.
Nov 27 - 10:17 AM

Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman reports there is a growing belief around the Thunder that Kevin Durant (foot) could return as soon as Friday against the Knicks.

Mayberry cites the Thunder's decision to release Sebastian Telfair as a reason Durant may be closer to a return and writes that, "The Thunder’s decision to waive Telfair as opposed to apply for a third 10-day stint on Smith serves as confirmation that the team is confident that either Durant, [Russell] Westbrook or rookie forward Mitch McGary will be available at some point over the next three games." If Durant doesn't return on Friday, he'll have two chances over the following week as the Thunder visit the Pelicans and 76ers.
Source: Oklahoman
Nov 27 - 9:30 AM

Gerald Green scored 24 points against the Nuggets during a 120-112 win on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, two assists and six 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

When he's on, he's on. Green has been very busy in the fourth quarter when he plays and he's racked up a whopping 13 triples over his last three games. Isaiah Thomas (ankle) did not play tonight and it's pretty clear Green will see a massive bump in production when Thomas, Eric Bledsoe or Goran Dragic need to miss game action. He is still going to be inconsistent, but feel free to give him a look until IT3 is back.
Nov 27 - 3:19 AM

Markieff Morris was all over the court against the Nuggets on Wednesday, posting a monster line of 15 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, four blocks and three steals in 37 minutes.

He made the Manimal look like a pedestrian tonight and had a highlight-reel block in transition. Morris is filling it up like few others in his last five, averaging 14.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 blocks, 1.8 steals and 0.2 treys on 50.8 percent from the field and 92.3 percent from the line. He's a fantasy star and he's going to do this all year.
Nov 27 - 3:03 AM




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