NBA Player News
|12/6/2013||Ty Lawson, PG||Lawson bounced back from his worst performance of the season to score 20 in Friday's loss at Boston.
Analysis: Lawson wasn't spectacular from the field, going 6 for 14, but it was a far cry from his 1-for-13 performance a night earlier.
|12/6/2013||Jordan Crawford, G||Crawford scored 22 points with eight assists in Friday's win over Denver.
Analysis: Crawford has 47 points over his last two games on 17-of-27 shooting, including a 6-of-11 clip from 3-point range after going 3 for 14 from deep over his previous three contests.
|12/6/2013||Zaza Pachulia, C||Pachulia missed Friday's win in Washington due to a sprained right foot.
Analysis: Pachulia's status for Saturday's game against Brooklyn is unclear.
|12/6/2013||Amar'e Stoudemire, F-C||Stoudemire sat out Friday's 121-83 rout of Orlando.
Analysis: The New York Knicks star is still not ready to play on back-to-back nights after offseason knee surgery.
|12/6/2013||Nikola Vucevic, F-C||Vucevic missed his second straight game Friday with a sprained left ankle.
Analysis: Vucevic could return Sunday against Houston. Fantasy owners should keep a close eye on his status for the time being.
|12/5/2013||LaMarcus Aldridge, F-C||Aldridge had a season-high 38 points and added 13 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped Oklahoma City's eight-game winning streak with a 111-104 victory over the Thunder on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Aldridge is averaging 29.3 points on 58.3 percent shooting in the last four games.
|12/5/2013||Al Horford, F-C||Horford scored 21 - his most in 12 games - and grabbed nine rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Clippers.
Analysis: Though Wednesday marked the first time in six games Horford shot worse than 50.0 percent from the field, it was still a strong effort that saw him finish one rebound shy of his sixth double-double this season.
|12/5/2013||Eric Bledsoe, G||Bledsoe had 20 points and seven assists in Wednesday's win over Houston.
Analysis: After struggling from the field in his last two games - Bledsoe was 8 for 22 - owners might have been worried about lingering effects from his shin injury. He looked fine Wednesday, however, going 7 for 14 with a season-high three 3-pointers on four attempts.
|12/5/2013||Goran Dragic, G||Dragic was 6 of 11 from the field for 19 points in Wednesday's win over Houston.
Analysis: Dragic - who also had a season-high four steals - remains on a hot streak, averaging 21.2 points over his last nine games while shooting 52.0 percent
|12/5/2013||Dwight Howard, F-C||Howard turned in his 11th double-double of the season with 15 points and 18 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to Phoenix.
Analysis: Howard's 36.4 field-goal percentage was his second-lowest of the season as he was just 4 of 11 from the field. His eight offensive rebounds were a season high, however.
|12/5/2013||James Harden, G-F||Harden scored 13 while going a miserable 3 of 17 from the field in Wednesday's loss to Phoenix.
Analysis: The 17.6 field-goal percentage matched the third-lowest of Harden's career in games in which he's taken at least 15 shots. He had been 22 for 41 over his previous two games with 68 points.
|12/5/2013||Omer Asik, F-C||Asik sat out against Phoenix due to a bruised thigh.
Analysis: It's unclear how much time Asik is expected to miss.
|12/5/2013||Caron Butler, SF||Butler was held out again Wednesday due to a sore left knee.
Analysis: It's unclear how much time Butler is expected to miss.
|12/5/2013||Tiago Splitter, C||Splitter is dealing with a sore left calf.
Analysis: Fantasy owners should check to see if he's in Saturday's lineup.
|12/5/2013||Andre Drummond, F-C||Drummond had 24 points and 19 rebounds in Wednesday's 105-98 win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Drummond continues to turn heads with his monster double-doubles. He ranks fourth in the NBA with 14 on the season.
|12/5/2013||Greg Monroe, F-C||Monroe had 18 points and a season-high 17 boards in Wednesday's 105-98 win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: While Monroe's rebounding numbers are down this season, hopefully this is a sign of things to come. The Pistons are 6-3 when he pulls down at least 10 boards.
|12/5/2013||Ty Lawson, PG||Lawson was held to four points on 1-of-13 shooting in a 98-88 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Lawson was averaging a team-best 20.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting in his first 17 games this season. He had scored in double figures in 27 straight contests, including last year's playoffs.
|12/5/2013||Brandon Jennings, PG||Jennings had 17 points and 11 assists in Wednesday's win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: While Jennings is averaging a career-best 8.4 assists, he is also committing a career-worst 3.5 turnovers per game.
|12/5/2013||Ersan Ilyasova, F||Ilyasova had 22 points and 10 rebounds off the bench in Wednesday's 105-98 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: Ilyasova entered the game averaging just 8.1 points. He'll hopefully be able to build on Wednesday's performance going forward.
|12/5/2013||Derrick Rose, PG||Derrick Rose isn't quite ruling out a return to the Chicago Bulls this season. The superstar point guard left the door slightly open for a comeback in the playoffs if his surgically repaired right knee is healed - even though the team has said he will miss the rest of the year.
Analysis: Rose suffered a medial meniscus tear in his right knee in a game at Portland on Nov. 22. He had surgery in Chicago three days later, cutting short his long awaited return after he sat out last season recuperating from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
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