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  • LeBron James CLE SF
    Cavaliers' LeBron James: Scores 48th triple-double in win
    2h ago

    LeBron James notched 18 points (7-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 13 rebounds, 15 assists and three blocks across 37 minutes in Thursday's 119-104 win over the Knicks.

    James took full advantage of the jumbled situation in New York, posting a convincing triple-double while Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose struggle to find their footing. He remains a must-start in all formats.

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  • Kyle Korver CLE SG
    Cavaliers' Kyle Korver: Drill six treys in win
    2h ago

    Kyle Korver notched 20 points (7-12 FG, 6-10 3Pt), two rebounds, three assists and one steal, over 31 minutes in Cleveland's 199-104 victory over the Knicks.

    While it was expected that Channing Frye would absorb most of Kevin Love's minutes, it appears that Korver is also making a case for increased time. When he's hot, Korver is an excellent source for threes, and a deep sleeper while Love is out.

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  • Courtney Lee NY SG
    Knicks' Courtney Lee: Shows up for 25 after illness report
    3h ago

    Courtney Lee (illness) posted 25 points (10-15 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, five assists and one steal across 36 minutes in Thursday's 119-104 loss to the Cavs.

    Lee's increase in minutes was likely due to a scrambling of the New York Knicks lineup, where they elected to showcase Carmelo Anthony on t e cusp of the trade deadline. If there is a shake-up for the Knicks, Lee is an under-the-radar sleeper, as the Knicks desperately need another consistent scoring threat,

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  • Clint N'Dumba-Capela HOU C
    Rockets' Clint Capela: Notches 15 off the bench
    3h ago

    Capela provided 15 points, (7-8 FG, 1-2 FT), six rebounds and three blocks over 19 minutes in Thursday's 129-99 victory over the Pelicans.

    Though the Houston Rockets started Nene, it appears obvious that coach Mike D'Antoni prefers seeing Capela off the bench in lieu of Montrezl Harrell. Keep an eye on this situation as the new-look Rockets takes shape.

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  • DeMarcus Cousins NO PF
    Pelicans' DeMarcus Cousins: Puts up 27 in debut
    3h ago

    DeMarcus Cousins posted 27 points, (11-19 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 14 rebounds, five assists, four blocks and five steals across 35 minutes in Thursday's 129=99 loss to the Rockets

    All eyes were on this game as Demarcus Cousins joined his friend and fellow Wildcat alum Anthony Davis on the court Thursday. No doubt it will take some time to work out the kinks for the New Orleans Pelicans , and when New Orleans, is on the slate, look for the production of these two big men to skyrocket.

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  • Lou Williams HOU SG
    Rockets' Lou Williams: Steals show in Cousins, Davis unveiling
    4h ago

    Lou Williams tallied 27 points (9-16 FG, 7-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and two assists across 25 minutes in Thursday's 129-99 win over the Pelicans.

    With James Harden only posting 13 points and 14 assists Thursday, this box score solidifies Williams' sixth man status, and he simply couldn't have a better showing. Thr Houston Rockets will get this kind of production going forward if Harden continues dishing him the ball.

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  • Clint N'Dumba-Capela HOU C
    Rockets' Clint Capela: Notches 15 off the bench
    3h ago

    Capela provided 15 points, (7-8 FG, 1-2 FT), six rebounds and three blocks over 19 minutes in Thursday's 129-99 victory over the Pelicans.

    Though the Houston Rockets started Nene, it appears obvious that coach Mike D'Antoni prefers seeing Capela off the bench in lieu of Montrezl Harrell. Keep an eye on this situation as the new-look Rockets takes shape.

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  • Nikola Vucevic ORL C
    Magic's Nikola Vucevic: Leads team in scoring and shot attempts
    4h ago

    Nikola Vucevic scored 25 points (8-20 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 8-10 FT) and added nine rebounds, two assists and one block in 33 minutes during Thursday's 112-103 loss to the Trail Blazers.

    In the Orlando Magic 's second game since trading Serge Ibaka, Vucevic again led the team in scoring and shot attempts. He is a clear beneficiary of the Ibaka trade, and his fantasy value, therefore, has increased somewhat.

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  • Frank Kaminsky CHA C
    Hornets' Frank Kaminsky: Performs well in start
    4h ago

    Frank Kaminsky logged 17 points (6-18 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 5-5 FT), one rebound two assists, a block and a steal across 39 minutes in Thursday's 114-108 overtime loss to the Pistons.

    Kaminsky showed up big late in the game but the Pistons relented, handing the Charlotte Hornets their 12th loss in 13 games. Look for Kaminsky to post more good showings while Miles Plumlee (calf) and Cody Zeller (quad) still sidelined.

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  • Andre Drummond DET C
    Pistons' Andre Drummond: Gives way to Caldwell- Pope, Morris on Thursday
    4h ago

    Andre Drummond logged 12 points (6-10 FG), and 13 rebounds across 26 minutes in Thursday's 114-108 overtime win over the hornets Thursday.

    Drummond sat the entire fourth quarter and the overtime period on Thursday, which is one explanation for his anemic stat line. Marcus Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope took over the game and left little opportunity for Drummond.While he can wake up with monster stat lines, he hasn't showed up of late.

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  • Mason Plumlee DEN C
    Nuggets' Mason Plumlee: Will come off bench Thursday vs. Kings
    4h ago

    Mason Plumlee will come off the bench for Thursday's tilt against the Kings.

    Plumlee got the spot start in the Denver Nuggets ' last game before the All-Star break with the team only having eight available players. However, now that the team is at full strength, minus Roy Hibbert who was just acquired in a trade, Plumlee will assume a bench role. He likely won't hit the 34 minutes that he saw in his first game with the team, but should still be a focal part of the offense, as the Nuggets like to give the ball to their big men in the high post and have them facilitate.

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  • Jared Sullinger TOR C
    Suns' Jared Sullinger: Expected to be waived by Suns
    5h ago

    Jared Sullinger is expected to be waived by the Phoenix Suns after being acquired via trade, Doug Haller of AZCentral Sports reports.

    The 24-year-old failed to secure a spot in the Raptors' rotation after recovering from a fractured right foot that cost him the first two and a half months of the season. Because of that, the Suns have opted not to keep him on the roster after acquiring him, apparently valuing their current young big men over Sullinger, who has yet to prove he's healthy enough to be a rotational player this season.

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  • DeMarcus Cousins NO PF
    Pelicans' DeMarcus Cousins: Puts up 27 in debut
    3h ago

    DeMarcus Cousins posted 27 points, (11-19 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 14 rebounds, five assists, four blocks and five steals across 35 minutes in Thursday's 129=99 loss to the Rockets

    All eyes were on this game as Demarcus Cousins joined his friend and fellow Wildcat alum Anthony Davis on the court Thursday. No doubt it will take some time to work out the kinks for the New Orleans Pelicans , and when New Orleans, is on the slate, look for the production of these two big men to skyrocket.

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  • Mike Scott ATL PF
    Suns' Mike Scott: Expected to be waived by Suns
    4h ago

    Mike Scott is expected to be waived by the Phoenix Suns after being acquired via trade, Doug Haller of AZCentral Sports reports.

    Scott was never able to work himself into the Hawks' rotation after missing the first month of the season with a knee injury, and will be waived by the Suns, who seem to have confidence in their young frontcourt. With the roster spot open, the Suns plan to sign guard Ronnie Price.

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  • Anthony Tolliver SAC PF
    Kings' Anthony Tolliver: Will start Thursday vs. Nuggets
    4h ago

    Anthony Tolliver will draw the start at power forward for Thursday's tilt against the Nuggets, James Ham of CSN California reports.

    With Demarcus Cousins traded to the Pelicans, Tolliver will be inserted into the starting five in his place. Tolliver is a three-point threat, knocking down 1.8 of his 4.3 attempts per game (40.7 percent), and could play an expanded role in the offense moving forward. The situation is worth monitoring, as the Sacramento Kings are going to have to find a rotation that works for their new situation.

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  • Noah Vonleh POR PF
    Trail Blazers' Noah Vonleh: Plays only 16 minutes in start
    4h ago

    Noah Vonleh started at power forward and scored seven points (3-3 FG, 12- FT) and added four rebounds and one block in 16 minutes during Thursday's 112-103 win over the Magic.

    Vonleh started alongside the newly acquired Jusuf Nurkic. Despite the start, he played pretty close to his season-average 18.1 minutes. He seems likely to continue having a similar role to the one he held before the All-Star break.

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  • Meyers Leonard POR PF
    Trail Blazers' Meyers Leonard: Quiet in return to the bench
    5h ago

    Meyers Leonard came off the bench and scored four points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while grabbing four rebounds in 11 minutes during Thursday's 112-103 win over the Magic.

    Jusuf Nurkic moved into the starting lineup in just his second game as a member of the Portland Trail Blazers , returning Leonard to his bench role. Leonard played fewer than his season average of 16.3 minutes, though his workloads have been highly irregular all season. Leonard is a risky play on any night, and he has little value outside of very deep leagues.

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  • Kristaps Porzingis NY PF
    Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis: Leaves Thursday's game vs. Cavaliers with right ankle sprain
    5h ago

    Kristaps Porzingis exited Thursday's contest against the Cavaliers due to a sprained right ankle.

    Porzingis finished with eight points (4-10 FG, 0-4 3Pt), five rebounds, and two blocks across 16 minutes before injuring his ankle. The big man missed four consecutive games earlier in the season due to an Achilles injury and hasn't played up to his usual expectations, averaging 15.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks across 30.2 minutes per game since returning. If he's unable to take part in Saturday's contest against the 76ers, Lance Thomas, Kyle O'Quinn, and Mindaugas Kuzminskas will likely all see increased workloads.

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  • LeBron James CLE SF
    Cavaliers' LeBron James: Scores 48th triple-double in win
    2h ago

    LeBron James notched 18 points (7-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 13 rebounds, 15 assists and three blocks across 37 minutes in Thursday's 119-104 win over the Knicks.

    James took full advantage of the jumbled situation in New York, posting a convincing triple-double while Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose struggle to find their footing. He remains a must-start in all formats.

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  • Omri Casspi NO SF
    Pelicans' Omri Casspi: Breaks finger in Thursday's loss
    4h ago

    Omri Casspi broke his right thumb during Thursday's loss to the Rockets, Justin Verrier of ESPN.com reports.

    The injury overshadows an otherwise decent debut for the sharp shooter, as he scored 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt) to go along with two rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench. It's a tough break for Casspi and the New Orleans Pelicans , as he was finally able to put his foot injury behind him, which sidelined him for over a month. Look for more information to come out in the next couple of days, but as of now it seems likely he'll miss around 4-6 weeks.

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  • Tobias Harris DET SF
    Pistons' Tobias Harris: Excels with 25 in bench role
    4h ago

    Tobias Harris tallied 25 points (9-17 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and one block across 37 minutes in Thursday's 114-108 victory over the Hornets.

    It's hard to ignore Harris' output over the past few games, as he's averaging 15.6 points and 4.6 rebounds over the past 5 matchups. He's one of the league's premier sixth men and worth a flier pickup if you need help at the point.

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  • Wilson Chandler DEN SF
    Nuggets' Wilson Chandler: Available Thursday vs. Kings
    5h ago

    Wilson Chandler (illness) is available for Thursday's contest against the Kings, the voice of the Denver Nuggets Jason Kosmicki reports.

    Chandler missed the previous two contests before the All-Star break due to an illness, but practiced in full Tuesday and is not listed on the injury report heading into Thursday's tilt. The Nuggets have a fully available roster for Thursday, which could have negative implications for Chandler's workload considering he had been taking advantage of an injury-riddled Nuggets roster leading up to the break. That being said, he'll likely continue to be a viable fantasy option in most formats.

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  • Corey Brewer HOU SF
    Lakers' Corey Brewer: Likely limited in debut
    9h ago

    Corey Brewer will see limited action in Friday's game against the Thunder, Mike Trudell of Los Angeles Lakers .com reports.

    Brewer was traded to the Lakers on Tuesday and has only had one full practice with the team. Coach Luke Walton said that Brewer was looking good in practice but it will take some time to integrate him into the team. Look for Brewer to see a small role on Friday before seeing his minutes increased going forward.

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  • Terrence Ross ORL SF
    Magic's Terrence Ross: Will start at small forward Thursday
    10h ago

    Terrence Ross will start at small forward for Thursday's game against the Trail Blazers, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    Ross and a first-round pick were traded to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Serge Ibaka just prior to the All-Star break, but Ross was unable to make his debut, which has now been set for Thursday. He'll jump right into the starting lineup and should see a decent uptick in minutes from the 22.4 he averaged in Toronto. Ross could be looking at a 30-plus minute role with his new team, although we should get a better understanding of his workload after he plays a few games. Jeff Green will head to the bench in the corresponding move and could see a decreased role.

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  • Kyle Korver CLE SG
    Cavaliers' Kyle Korver: Drill six treys in win
    2h ago

    Kyle Korver notched 20 points (7-12 FG, 6-10 3Pt), two rebounds, three assists and one steal, over 31 minutes in Cleveland's 199-104 victory over the Knicks.

    While it was expected that Channing Frye would absorb most of Kevin Love's minutes, it appears that Korver is also making a case for increased time. When he's hot, Korver is an excellent source for threes, and a deep sleeper while Love is out.

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  • Courtney Lee NY SG
    Knicks' Courtney Lee: Shows up for 25 after illness report
    3h ago

    Courtney Lee (illness) posted 25 points (10-15 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, five assists and one steal across 36 minutes in Thursday's 119-104 loss to the Cavs.

    Lee's increase in minutes was likely due to a scrambling of the New York Knicks lineup, where they elected to showcase Carmelo Anthony on t e cusp of the trade deadline. If there is a shake-up for the Knicks, Lee is an under-the-radar sleeper, as the Knicks desperately need another consistent scoring threat,

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  • Lou Williams HOU SG
    Rockets' Lou Williams: Steals show in Cousins, Davis unveiling
    4h ago

    Lou Williams tallied 27 points (9-16 FG, 7-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and two assists across 25 minutes in Thursday's 129-99 win over the Pelicans.

    With James Harden only posting 13 points and 14 assists Thursday, this box score solidifies Williams' sixth man status, and he simply couldn't have a better showing. Thr Houston Rockets will get this kind of production going forward if Harden continues dishing him the ball.

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  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope DET SG
    Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Posts 33 in overime win
    5h ago

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope tallied 33 points (11-25 FG, 7-15 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, and three assists across 43 minutes in Thursday's 114-108 overtime win over the Hornets.

    Pope almost single-handedly willed the Detroit Pistons back into this game. Though he has been a bit streaky of late from beyond the arc, he delivered seven timely threes in the matchup. he'll try to keep his excellent play going against the Celtics on Sunday.

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  • Arron Afflalo SAC SG
    Kings' Arron Afflalo: Out Thursday vs. Nuggets
    6h ago

    Arron Afflalo is out for Thursday's contest against the Nuggets with a sore left hamstring after being left off the injury report earlier in the day, Sean Cunningham of ABC10 Sacramento reports.

    Afflalo was expected to play in Thursday's tilt after logging a full practice Tuesday while dealing with a sore right hamstring, but he has apparently tweaked his other hamstring prior to Thursday's tipoff. In his absence, the Sacramento Kings will likely hand out additional minutes to Buddy Hield, Ben McLemore and Tyreke Evans. Afflalo's next chance to play comes Saturday against the Hornets.

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  • Lamar Patterson ATL SG
    Lamar Patterson: Signs with Atlanta for rest of season
    7h ago

    Lamar Patterson has signed a deal with the Hawks for the remainder of the season, Chris Vivlamore of AJC.com reports.

    The Hawks initially held off retaining Patterson to keep a roster spot open for the trade deadline. Now that the deadline has passed and the team has an open spot on the roster, they've decided to sign Patterson for the remainder of the year. He's made four appearances with the Hawks this season, only seeing 7.5 minutes per game, so he'll likely remain largely irrelevant in the majority of fantasy circles.

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  • Kemba Walker CHA PG
    Hornets' Kemba Walker: Drops heroic 34 in overtime loss
    4h ago

    Kemba Walker provided 34 points (11-19 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 9-9 FT), seven rebounds, six assists and three steals across 42 minutes in Thursday's 114-108 overtime loss to the Pistons.

    Despite this heartbreaking loss, the point guard delivered with yet another superior effort. It appears the Charlotte Hornets did not dip into the trading pool prior to the deadline, Walker was very vocal about adding depth to a struggling franchise,

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  • Ronnie Price PHO PG
    Suns' Ronnie Price: Will sign with Suns for remainder of season
    4h ago

    Ronnie Price will ink a deal with the Phoenix Suns for the remainder of the season, Doug Haller of AZCentral Sports reports.

    Though he's only played in two games this season for the Suns after two 10-day contracts, the 33-year-old will be joining the team for the remainder of the season. That being said, he's had two previous stints with the organization, back in 2011-12 and 2015-16, and is likely being signed to help mentor the team's young guard core.

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  • Damian Lillard POR PG
    Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard: Scores 33 in win over Magic
    4h ago

    Damian Lillard scored 33 points (12-23 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT) and added five rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes during Thursday's 112-103 win over the Magic.

    Lillard shot out of All-star break, scoring 30 points for his fourth time in 2017, and his 16th time this season. He had struggled with his shot in the last few games before the All-star break, going only 28.3 percent from the field over the last three games. He shot 52.1 percent from the field on Thursday, ending the small slump.

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  • Ty Lawson SAC PG
    Kings' Ty Lawson: Will start Thursday vs. Nuggets
    4h ago

    Ty Lawson will draw the start next to Darren Collison for Thursday's contest against the Nuggets, James Ham of CSN California reports.

    With Arron Afflalo (hamstring) unavailable for Thursday's game, Lawson will draw the unexpected start next to Darren Collison. Lawson has missed the past four games due to a left leg strain, but is assumed to be fully healthy heading into the game. He's averaged 10.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting, 5.5 assists, and 1.1 steals across 23.1 minutes per game in his last 12 appearances, but could see a bigger workload moving forward with the Sacramento Kings shaking up their roster before the deadline.

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  • Chasson Randle PHI PG
    76ers' Chasson Randle: Waived by 76ers Thursday
    5h ago

    Chasson Randle was waived by the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday in order to acquire Andrew Bogut and Justin Anderson via trade, Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated reports.

    Since being signed to a three-year partially-guaranteed deal with the 76ers on Jan. 30, Randle had appeared in eight games, averaging 5.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting across 9.3 minutes per game.

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  • Elfrid Payton ORL PG
    Magic's Elfrid Payton: To start at point guard Thursday
    9h ago

    Elfrid Payton will start at point guard for Thursday's matchup with the Trail Blazers, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    C.J. Watson has started the last four games at point guard for the Orlando Magic , but he's sitting out with Achilles injury, which allows Payton to rejoin the top unit. Payton is no stranger to the starting five, as he's logged 34 starts in the 54 games he's played this season, so it should be a relatively painless transition. Look for Payton to receive the bulk of the point guard workload Thursday, with D.J. Augustin acting as his backup.

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