NBA Player News
|11/22/2014||Jeff Teague, PG|
|Teague scored a season-high 28 points and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after blowing a 19-point lead to beat the Detroit Pistons 99-89 on Friday night.
Analysis: The Hawks point guard, averaging 16.9 points, has a combined 51 in the past two games while making 17 of 29 shots (58.6 percent).
|11/22/2014||Kyle Lowry, PG|
|Lowry had 20 points, nine rebounds and five assists in Friday's 124-83 win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Lowry went 6 of 10 from the floor, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range. He's shooting 48.7 percent on the season, a significant improvement over his career mark of 42.1.
|11/22/2014||Jonas Valanciunas, C|
|Valanciunas had 18 points and 12 rebounds in Friday's 124-83 rout against Milwaukee.
Analysis: Valanciunas is averaging 15.0 points and 10.3 boards during Toronto's three-game winning streak.
|11/22/2014||Reggie Jackson, G|
|Jackson finished with 21 points and eight assists against Brooklyn on Friday.
Analysis: While the Thunder haven't proven very competitive, Jackson continues to shine. He's averaging 19.9 points and 7.7 assists.
|11/22/2014||Jarrett Jack, G|
|Jack scored 23 points off the bench in Friday's 94-92 win at Oklahoma City.
Analysis: Jack is starting to come around with 17.0 points in the last five games.
|11/22/2014||Marc Gasol, C|
|Gasol had 32 points and eight rebounds in Friday's win over Boston.
Analysis: Gasol is averaging what would be a career-high 19.1 points. He averaged 13.5 points over his first six seasons in the league.
|11/22/2014||Kelly Olynyk, C|
|Olynyk had 18 points in Friday's loss at Memphis.
Analysis: It was a solid display for Olynyk, who had scored a combined nine points in the previous two games. He's averaging 12.9 points on 56.7 percent shooting.
|11/22/2014||Nikola Mirotic, F|
|Mirotic had season highs with 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls on Friday.
Analysis: Rookies usually get treated like a waste of space by Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, especially big guys with talent. Just look at how Omer Asik has developed since he left Thibodeau's clutches. Mirotic has talent but you can't trust him in fantasy play since his coach will likely give minutes to lesser heralded players who 'hustle.'
|11/22/2014||Damian Lillard, PG|
|Lillard had 21 points and nine assists before sitting out the fourth quarter as the Portland Trail Blazers built a big lead and beat the Chicago Bulls 105-87 on Friday night.
Analysis: Chicago's ineptitude caused Lillard to sit out the final period, hurting his fantasy owners. Blowout games are commonplace in the NBA and tough to negotiate so fantasy owners shouldn't get too dejected.
|11/22/2014||LaMarcus Aldridge, F-C|
|Aldridge had 16 points and nine boards Friday.
Analysis: Facing a team that famously bypassed him in the draft, Aldridge didn't produce All-Star numbers since the Bulls turned in a humiliating and pathetic effort. It's a tough blow for fantasy owners.
|11/22/2014||Enes Kanter, C|
|Kanter had 18 points Friday.
Analysis: Kanter could face Turkish countryman Omer Asik on Saturday but he may not. Asik has been out with back problems so Kanter's fantasy owners can take advantage of the hampered fellow Turk.
|11/22/2014||Stephen Curry, G|
|Curry unwittingly let down his fantasy owners Friday.
Analysis: Curry had eight points and 10 assists as the Warriors blew out Utah. The lopsided score allowed other players to score and the unselfish Curry to rest, though fantasy owners were the true victims as they suffered in the process.
|11/22/2014||Andre Iguodala, G-F|
|Iguodala scored 17 points as the Golden State Warriors used a blistering start to beat the Utah Jazz 101-88 for their fourth straight win.
Analysis: Iguodala usually doesn't score much so don't expect it to happen too often.
|11/22/2014||Klay Thompson, G-F|
|Thompson scored 14 points in 22 minutes Friday.
Analysis: Thompson's owners suffered since the Jazz were woeful and the Warriors opted to rest the shooting guard. That was a tough break for owners.
|11/22/2014||Isaiah Thomas, PG|
|Thomas matched a season high with 23 points and led the Phoenix Suns past the winless Philadelphia 76ers 122-96 on Friday night.
Analysis: Thomas, averaging 15.4 points, had scored a combined 10 in his prior two games. He made six of nine shots Friday after shooting 22.2 percent (8 for 36) in his previous four contests.
|11/22/2014||Dwight Howard, F-C|
|Howard will miss his second straight game on Saturday night against Dallas with a strained right knee. Howard also missed Wednesday's game against the Lakers and there is no timetable for his return.
Analysis: Howard is averaging 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game in his second season with Houston. Rockets rookie Tarik Black will likely start in his place.
|11/22/2014||Gordon Hayward, G-F|
|Hayward was awful Friday night.
Analysis: Hayward scored 12 points in a lame effort for fantasy owners. You should hope that he plays well Saturday in the second half of a back-to-back. Hayward has played well in such contests, averaging 19.3 points on 52.9 percent shooting.
|11/22/2014||Joakim Noah, F-C|
|Noah was awful Friday for Chicago.
Analysis: Noah had seven points and two boards in a passionless display.
|11/21/2014||Chris Paul, PG|
|Paul had 26 points and 12 assists in Thursday's 110-93 win at Miami.
Analysis: It was a big night for Paul, who had scored a combined 28 in the previous two games. He's averaging 18.0 points on the season, just below his career mark of 18.6.
|11/21/2014||Chris Bosh, F-C|
|Bosh had 28 points on 9-of-17 shooting in Thursday's loss to the Clippers.
Analysis: It was an impressive showing for Bosh, who had averaged just 13.5 points on 28.3 percent shooting in the previous four games. He's averaging 20.6 points on the young season, his highest mark since 2009-10.
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