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Ryan Hollins started for DeMarcus Cousins (flu) on Friday against the Spurs, scoring 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting with six rebounds and one block in 26 minutes.

Hollins took what the defense gave him and ended up with a fortunate night. If he somehow gets another start, maybe you shouldn't summarily dismiss him in daily leagues the way you correctly did tonight. Maybe.
Nov 29 - 2:24 AM

Darren Collison (quad) played in Friday's loss to the Spurs, scoring 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, two assists and one block over 35 minutes.

Mike Malone wasn't happy with how Collison was handled by Tony Parker on the defensive side, and offensively the Kings had to rely on a lot of one-on-one play to keep the game close. While it won't go down as Collison's greatest game, he still remains a must-start guy in fantasy lineups.
Nov 29 - 2:21 AM

Ben McLemore scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in Friday's loss.

McLemore has been playing very well considering where he was at to start the year, and at a late-round value this season he's worth owning in 12-team leagues. Things could get bumpy as he runs hot and cold in a secondary scoring role for the Kings, but the chance his game expands is a nice counter for the risk he'll present.
Nov 29 - 2:14 AM

Carl Landry double-doubled off the bench in Friday's loss, scoring 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting with 10 rebounds and two steals in 23 minutes.

Landry has been one of the Kings' more consistent bench players, but limited minutes and a lack of versatility in the box score make him hands off in fantasy leagues.
Nov 29 - 2:11 AM

Omri Casspi scored eight points on 2-of-4 shooting with two rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes on Friday.

With Rudy Gay back there is no reason to pay attention to Casspi in fantasy leagues.
Nov 29 - 2:09 AM

Ramon Sessions was moved back to the bench with Darren Collison (quad) back on Friday, finishing with four points, four assists and two steals in 13 minutes.

Sessions has been terrible for the Kings this season and the only reason Ray McCallum hasn't replaced him is that Mike Malone doesn't want to lose the veteran this early.
Nov 29 - 2:08 AM

Russell Westbrook obliterated the Knicks in his return from a 14-game absence due to a broken hand, scoring 32 points on 12-of-17 shooting (three treys) with seven rebounds, eight assists and a steal in the Thunder's 105-78 win.

Weekly league owners needed refills for their salivary glands watching these pinball numbers go off from their bench. Our long international wait is over!
Nov 29 - 2:02 AM

Serge Ibaka scored 14 points with six rebounds and one 3-pointer but did not have any defensive stats in Friday's blowout win over the Knicks.

If this game hadn't been so lopsided we might care about this. Ibaka has spent a lot of energy carrying the team the past month and we expect his game to revert toward previous seasons now that the band is getting back together.
Nov 29 - 1:57 AM

Steven Adams hauled in a career-best 13 rebounds to go with six points and one steal in 24 minutes on Friday against the Knicks.

Adams hit 3-of-9 shots and he's still not a viable option in most formats, but he has been 'not terrible' in fantasy leagues over the past week.
Nov 29 - 1:55 AM

Reggie Jackson returned to the second unit in Friday's blowout win, scoring 10 points on 3-of-8 shooting (no threes) with six rebounds, four assists and two steals in 29 minutes.

This could be a familiar line for the rest of the season and owners should expect mid-to-late round value once Kevin Durant returns.
Nov 29 - 1:45 AM

Jeremy Lamb continued to play well in advance of the eventual silence, hitting 3-of-5 shots (including three treys) for 13 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes.

The Thunder would have been wise to develop Lamb last season instead of playing declining veterans, but as usual it's better late than never in OKC. He'll have a hard time accumulating fantasy value when Kevin Durant returns, but he'll be a viable option in the playoffs for the Thunder.
Nov 29 - 1:43 AM

Anthony Morrow hit two 3-pointers and 3-of-7 shots overall, finishing with eight points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals in 24 minutes.

While the idea of Morrow excelling in a short-handed situation was fun the larger reality is that he could function quite well next to Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Don't sleep on the late-round value averaging 11.7 points, 1.9 treys and 1.0 steals on the season.
Nov 29 - 1:40 AM

Samuel Dalembert scored nine points on 4-of-10 shooting with seven rebounds and two blocks over 19 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

Dalembert has made some noise this week, averaging 8.5 points with 7.0 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 1.5 blocks over his past four games. Owners should view him skeptically after a season of inconsistency, but if you need a big man give him a look.
Nov 29 - 1:37 AM

Jose Calderon hit just 1-of-5 shots for three points, one rebound and one assist over 23 minutes in Friday's blowout loss to the Thunder.

Calderon is coming off of a massive game on Wednesday and this type of stuff happens to really bad teams. There's no way he should hit the wire as he is well-positioned to be a mid-round guy going forward.
Nov 29 - 1:35 AM

J.R. Smith hit just 1-of-9 shots (no threes) with two rebounds, four assists and one block in Friday's blowout loss to the Thunder.

Smith is the first guy to look at if Carmelo Anthony (back) misses more time, but he has been mostly terrible this season and Derek Fisher has no problem benching him. Consider speculative adds at your own risk.
Nov 29 - 1:33 AM

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