NBA Player News
|2/16/2017||Victor Oladipo, OKC, G|
|Oladipo scored 21 points in the Thunder's 116-105 win over the Knicks on Wednesday.
Analysis: Oladipo has been struggling with his shot lately, shooting just 40.6 percent and 25.5 percent from 3 over his last 10 games.
|2/16/2017||Derrick Rose, NY, PG|
|Rose scored 25 points in the Knicks' 116-105 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Rose has been ultra efficient the last four games, shooting 57.9 percent.
|2/16/2017||Carmelo Anthony, NY, F|
|Anthony had 30 points for the Knicks after being selected to the All-Star Game as an injury replacement for Cleveland's Kevin Love earlier in the night, but New York fell 116-105 in Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
Analysis: Anthony has averaged 28.4 points and shot 54.1 percent over his last five games, but it's still a head-scratcher that he was chosen as an All-Star over the more deserving Bradley Beal.
|2/16/2017||J.J. Redick, LAC, SG|
|Redick had 15 points and made 5 of 8 3-pointers in the Clippers' win over the Hawks on Wednesday.
Analysis: Redick enjoyed the comforts of the Staples Center after going 7 of 30 from 3-point range during the Clippers' five-game road trip. He is hitting 45.8 percent of 3-pointers at home compared to 39 percent on the road.
|2/16/2017||Paul Millsap, Atl, F-C|
|Millsap was held to eight points - well under his team-leading average of 18.1 - in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.
Analysis: Millsap made just 3 of 12 shots and was 7 of 24 from the field in his final two games before the All-Star break. He'll be playing in Sunday's game in New Orleans, with Atlanta's next game Friday, Feb. 24.
|2/16/2017||Kent Bazemore, Atl, G-F|
|Bazemore had two points, nine under his average, in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.
Analysis: Bazemore missed all four of his field-goal attempts and was 2 of 11 from the floor in his final two games before the All-Star break.
|2/16/2017||Klay Thompson, GS, G-F|
|Thompson had a game-high 35 points, including 14 in the third-quarter spree, helping Golden State beat the Kings 109-86 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Thompson, who returned after missing Monday's loss with a sore right heel, made 12 of his 18 shots, including 7 of 12 3-point attempts, en route to his fifth 30-point game of the season. In his final four games heading into the All-Star break, Thompson is averaging 31.3 points on 59.2 percent shooting - including 26 of 44 from 3-point range.
|2/16/2017||Stephen Curry, GS, G|
|Curry had 13 points and nine assists in Wednesday's win over the Kings.
Analysis: Curry missed 10 of 14 shots and heads into the All-Star break on a bit of a cold spell, having gone 8 of 32 from the field in his last two games.
|2/16/2017||Matt Barnes, Sac, G-F|
|Barnes had 15 points and 14 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.
Analysis: Barnes has notched eight double-digit rebounding games this season, with five of them coming in his last nine contests.
|2/16/2017||Malachi Richardson, Sac, SG|
|Richardson injured his hamstring and will reportedly miss at least six weeks.
Analysis: Richardson doesn't have much fantasy value.
|2/16/2017||Otto Porter, Was, SF|
|Porter Jr. made six 3-pointers, finished with 25 points and eight rebounds, and the Washington Wizards won their fourth straight, a 111-98 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night.
Analysis: Porter has averaged 19.2 points in the last five contests.
|2/16/2017||Markieff Morris, Was, F|
|Morris had 21 points Thursday.
Analysis: He's averaged 23.3 points and shot 61.4 percent in the last three games.
|2/16/2017||Jimmy Butler, Chi, G-F|
|Butler scored 29 points, including free throws with 0.9 seconds left to lift the Chicago Bulls to a 104-103 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.
Analysis: In the last five games Butler has played, he's averaged 24.8 points.
|2/16/2017||Bobby Portis, Chi, F-C|
|Portis had 19 points Thursday.
Analysis: He's scored more than 15 points twice in the last three games.
|2/16/2017||Rajon Rondo, Chi, PG|
|Rondo rolled his left ankle in the second quarter Thursday, but returned to the game in the third.
Analysis: The troublesome Rondo did not score in 20 minutes of action after totaling 22 points in the previous two games.
|2/16/2017||Isaiah Thomas, Bos, PG|
|Thomas had 29 points Thursday to make Celtics history.
Analysis: Thomas went 8 for 18 from the field and 9 for 9 at the line in his 41st straight game with at least 20 points, breaking the team record set by John Havlicek during the 1971-72 season.
|2/15/2017||DeMarcus Cousins, NO, F-C|
|Cousins scored 40 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and handed out eight assists, leading the Sacramento Kings to a 97-96 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night at Staples Center.
Analysis: Cousins has scored 40 or more four times this season.
|2/15/2017||Lou Williams, LAL, G|
|Williams scored a team-high 29 points for the Lakers on Tuesday.
Analysis: Sweet Lou has averaged 22.2 points and shot 48.5 percent in the last 13 games.
|2/15/2017||Jahlil Okafor, Phi, C|
|Okafor is expected to play off the bench Wednesday against the Celtics as the 76ers continue to explore trading him.
Analysis: Okafor didn't play in Philadelphia's last two games. The best bet for Okafor's future appears to be a fresh start with a new team.
|2/15/2017||Larry Nance Jr., LAL, PF|
|A sprained right thumb has landed Nance on the injury report, but he's listed as probable for Wednesday's matchup with Phoenix.
Analysis: Nance has seen big minutes off the Lakers' bench lately, averaging 10.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2 steals over the last five games.
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