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  • Isaiah Stewart DET C
    Pistons' Isaiah Stewart: Posts double-double in loss
    4m ago

    Stewart supplied 12 points (6-7 FG, 0-1 FT), 14 rebounds, two assists and one block across 35 minutes during Thursday's 114-103 loss to Phoenix.

    Stewart took only seven shots in the contest, but he made six of those attempts and grabbed 14 boards en route to his second straight double-double. He also swatted one shot for his fifth consecutive game. Stewart rarely takes more than 10 shots in a contest, so he isn't likely to emerge as a serious scoring threat anytime soon, but his rebounding and shot-blocking abilities make him worth rostering in most fantasy formats.

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  • Jerami Grant DET PF
    Pistons' Jerami Grant: Drops 34 points in loss
    9m ago

    Grant closed with 34 points (10-19 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 12-14 FT), six rebounds, three assists, one block and two steals over 38 minutes during Thursday's 114-103 loss to the Suns.

    Grant was the only Detroit player to score over 20 points in the loss, and he finished with his fourth game of 30-plus points on the campaign. The forward was especially effective getting to the charity stripe, as he logged season highs with 14 attempts and 12 makes from the free-throw line. Grant is showing that last season's breakout campaign was not a fluke, as he is posting per-game averages of 20.1 points, 4.8 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.8 three-pointers and 1.0 blocks this season.

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  • Cameron Payne PHO PG
    Suns' Cameron Payne: Tallies 19 points in 21 minutes
    17m ago

    Payne recorded 19 points (8-14 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists and one block across 21 minutes during Thursday's 114-103 victory over the Pistons.

    Payne was an offensive sparkplug off the Suns' bench in the team's 18th straight win, hoisting 14 shots -- and making eight of them -- in just 21 minutes. He also found time to dish three dimes while grabbing six boards. The backup point guard entered the game having scored seven or fewer points in three of his previous four contests, serving as a reminder that his minutes and production are too volatile to warrant consideration in most fantasy formats.

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  • Cameron Johnson PHO SF
    Suns' Cameron Johnson: Red-hot off bench
    22m ago

    Johnson registered 19 points (7-11 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one block across 27 minutes during Thursday's 114-103 victory over Detroit.

    Johnson was a big part of Phoenix's 18th straight victory, tying for the team lead with 19 points and connecting on four shots from beyond the arc. The third-year forward has knocked down multiple three-pointers in five straight contests, shooting a superb 51.2 percent (14-for-27) from deep during that stretch. His current 40.6 percent success rate from three-point range is on pace for a career-best mark.

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  • Chris Paul PHO PG
    Suns' Chris Paul: Hands out 12 dimes Thursday
    30m ago

    Paul provided 12 points (4-7 FG, 4-4 FT), one rebound, 12 assists and two steals over 33 minutes during Thursday's 114-103 win over the Pistons.

    Paul led a balanced Phoenix attack that saw seven players finish with double-digit scoring in the team's 18th consecutive victory. The veteran point guard was on the distributing end frequently against Detroit, finishing with double-digit dimes for the seventh time in his past nine games. Paul leads the NBA with 10.2 assists per contest on the season, and he also ranks among the league's top five with 2.1 steals per game.

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  • Deandre Ayton PHO C
    Suns' Deandre Ayton: Posts another double-double
    35m ago

    Ayton chipped in 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-7 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists and one steal over 33 minutes during Thursday's 114-103 win over the Pistons.

    The big man finished as one of seven Suns players with double-digit scoring in the team's 18th straight win. He also led Phoenix with 12 boards and registered his fifth double-double in his past six games. Ayton's 16.1 points and 11.5 boards on the campaign are on pace to exceed the production he posted last season.

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  • Isaiah Stewart DET C
    Pistons' Isaiah Stewart: Posts double-double in loss
    4m ago

    Stewart supplied 12 points (6-7 FG, 0-1 FT), 14 rebounds, two assists and one block across 35 minutes during Thursday's 114-103 loss to Phoenix.

    Stewart took only seven shots in the contest, but he made six of those attempts and grabbed 14 boards en route to his second straight double-double. He also swatted one shot for his fifth consecutive game. Stewart rarely takes more than 10 shots in a contest, so he isn't likely to emerge as a serious scoring threat anytime soon, but his rebounding and shot-blocking abilities make him worth rostering in most fantasy formats.

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  • Deandre Ayton PHO C
    Suns' Deandre Ayton: Posts another double-double
    35m ago

    Ayton chipped in 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-7 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists and one steal over 33 minutes during Thursday's 114-103 win over the Pistons.

    The big man finished as one of seven Suns players with double-digit scoring in the team's 18th straight win. He also led Phoenix with 12 boards and registered his fifth double-double in his past six games. Ayton's 16.1 points and 11.5 boards on the campaign are on pace to exceed the production he posted last season.

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  • Mitchell Robinson NY C
    Knicks' Mitchell Robinson: Returns to court
    7h ago

    Robinson (undisclosed) returned to the Knicks' game Thursday versus Chicago, per Steve Popper of Newsday.

    Robinson is playing again after spending a few minutes recovering in the Knicks' locker room. If he remains healthy, fantasy managers should expect him to log at least 20 minutes of playing time Thursday.

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  • Mitchell Robinson NY C
    Knicks' Mitchell Robinson: Heads to locker room early
    7h ago

    Robinson (undisclosed) went into the locker room early in the Knicks' game against the Bulls on Thursday, Steve Popper of Newsday reports.

    Robinson subbed himself out of the Bulls game early and appeared to meet with a trainer before heading to the locker room in the first quarter of Thursday's contest. While the severity of the injury is uncertain, expect Taj Gibson to see an increased run against the Bulls if Robinson can't return, as Nerlens Noel is out with a knee injury.

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  • Jericho Sims NY C
    Knicks' Jericho Sims: Won't play Thursday
    9h ago

    Sims (illness) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Bulls.

    Sims is dealing with a non-COVID illness and will be unable to suit up Thursday. Taj Gibson could see a slight uptick in usage.

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  • Nerlens Noel NY C
    Knicks' Nerlens Noel: Ruled out Thursday
    9h ago

    Noel (knee) will not play Thursday against the Bulls, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.

    Noel has been bothered by his right knee for much of the season, as Thursday will mark his sixth absence in the last 11 games and his 13th absence overall. Expect Mitchell Robinson to handle the lion's share of minutes at center Thursday, while veteran Taj Gibson will be available off the bench.

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  • Jerami Grant DET PF
    Pistons' Jerami Grant: Drops 34 points in loss
    9m ago

    Grant closed with 34 points (10-19 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 12-14 FT), six rebounds, three assists, one block and two steals over 38 minutes during Thursday's 114-103 loss to the Suns.

    Grant was the only Detroit player to score over 20 points in the loss, and he finished with his fourth game of 30-plus points on the campaign. The forward was especially effective getting to the charity stripe, as he logged season highs with 14 attempts and 12 makes from the free-throw line. Grant is showing that last season's breakout campaign was not a fluke, as he is posting per-game averages of 20.1 points, 4.8 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.8 three-pointers and 1.0 blocks this season.

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  • Tyler Cook CHI PF
    Bulls' Tyler Cook: Cooking in G League
    3h ago

    Cook tallied 32 points (11-15 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-8 FT), six rebounds, two assists and four steals over 37 minutes for Windy City in a 102-101 win over Wisconsin on Wednesday.

    Cook has been unstoppable in his past two games for the G League Bulls, averaging 31.0 points and shooting an absurd 75 percent (21-for-28) from the field. He made two clutch free throws with 11 seconds on the clock Monday to pull Windy City within two before teammate Scottie Lindsey nailed a three-pointer to seal the comeback win. Cook did turn the ball over seven times in the contest, but his offensive dominance overshadowed the occasionally sloppy play.

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  • Brandon Clarke MEM PF
    Grizzlies' Brandon Clarke: Solid numbers in limited minutes
    5h ago

    Clarke ended Thursday's 152-79 win over the Thunder with 11 points (5-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist and two blocks across 15 minutes.

    Clarke logged just 15 minutes Thursday, given an early shower as the Grizzlies dismantled the hapless Thunder. Despite still coming off the bench, Clarke has been able to bump up his production of late, sliding ever so quietly into the standard league conversation. He isn't there just yet, in terms of being a must-add player, but he is certainly a player to monitor moving forward.

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  • Santi Aldama MEM PF
    Grizzlies' Santi Aldama: Double-doubles in record win
    5h ago

    Aldama produced 18 points (8-16 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal across 28 minutes during Thursday's 152-79 win over the Thunder.

    Aldama played out of his skin Thursday, recording easily the best game of his career. The Grizzlies took care of business to the tune of 73 points, the largest winning margin in NBA history. That is all you need to know when analyzing this performance by Aldama. The production was very nice but clearly, there is nothing to see here from a fantasy perspective.

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  • Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL PF
    Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo: Surprise omission from lineup
    8h ago

    Antetokounmpo is out for Thursday's game against the Raptors due to calf soreness, Justin Garcia of the Milwaukee Bucks Radio Network reports.

    Antetokounmpo seems to just be dealing with a minor injury, and the team is likely holding him out as a precaution while they're in the second game of a back-to-back. The 26-year-old played 38 minutes Wednesday night and was seen going through his traditional warmups Thursday before ultimately being ruled out shortly before tipoff. Pat Connaughton will enter the starting five in his place. Antetokounmpo's next chance to return will be Saturday against the Heat.

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  • Royce O'Neale UTA PF
    Jazz's Royce O'Neale: Clear of injury report
    8h ago

    O'Neale (ankle) is not listed on the Jazz's injury report ahead of Friday's game against Boston, Eric Walden of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    As expected, Utah will get O'Neale back after he went through a full practice Wednesday. The forward missed the previous two games due to a sprained right ankle. Fantasy-wise, O'Neale doesn't offer an overly enticing profile, but he rarely misses time and is up to a career-best 1.7 steals per game on the season to go with 7.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 threes.

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  • Cameron Johnson PHO SF
    Suns' Cameron Johnson: Red-hot off bench
    22m ago

    Johnson registered 19 points (7-11 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one block across 27 minutes during Thursday's 114-103 victory over Detroit.

    Johnson was a big part of Phoenix's 18th straight victory, tying for the team lead with 19 points and connecting on four shots from beyond the arc. The third-year forward has knocked down multiple three-pointers in five straight contests, shooting a superb 51.2 percent (14-for-27) from deep during that stretch. His current 40.6 percent success rate from three-point range is on pace for a career-best mark.

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  • Paul Watson Jr. OKC SF
    Thunder's Paul Watson: Eclipses 30 minutes in loss
    4h ago

    Watson finished with four points (1-8 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one block over 32 minutes during Thursday's 152-79 loss to the Grizzlies.

    Watson was second only to Ty Jerome when it came to minutes played, demonstrating just how out of control this game was. The Thunder were defeated by 73 points in the end, the largest losing margin in NBA history. Despite the lofty minutes, Watson produced very little on either end of the floor. He is obviously not a fantasy target.

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  • Doug McDermott SA SF
    Spurs' Doug McDermott: Officially starting
    5h ago

    McDermott is in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Trail Blazers.

    McDermott missed the last four games with right knee inflammation and will return to the lineup Thursday night. The 29-year-old has started in all 12 games for which he's been active, averaging 10.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 25.6 minutes per game. Keita Bates-Diop will head back to the bench as a result.

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  • Norman Powell POR SF
    Trail Blazers' Norman Powell: Available Thursday
    6h ago

    Powell (quadriceps) will start Thursday's contest against the Spurs, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.

    Powell will return to the starting lineup after initially being ruled as questionable heading into Thursday. If the guard is limited in any way, expect Tony Snell and Ben McLemore to see extended minutes against San Antonio.

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  • Keita Bates-Diop SA SF
    Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Out of starting five
    6h ago

    Bates-Diop is not starting Thursday's game against the Trail Blazers, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

    Bates-Diop started the last four games with Doug McDermott sidelined due to a knee injury. McDermott has been cleared to return and will start Thursday, pushing Bates-Diop back to a bench role, in which he's averaged three points and 2.9 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per contest.

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  • Amir Coffey LAC SF
    Clippers' Amir Coffey: Available at Los Angeles
    7h ago

    Coffey (undisclosed) is available against the Lakers on Friday.

    Coffey is not on the league's injury report anymore. Despite receiving more playing time during November than in October, his overall averages still indicate fantasy managers should utilize better players.

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  • Anfernee Simons POR SG
    Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons: Not returning Thursday
    4h ago

    Simons has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's game against the Spurs due to an ankle injury.

    The fact that Simons has been ruled before the end of the first half suggests the ankle issue might be severe, and this is not something that Portland can handle at the moment since Damian Lillard (abdomen) is expected to be out until around mid-December. Simons ended Thursday's game scoreless (0-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and only accounted for one assist across 11 minutes.

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  • Ty Jerome OKC SG
    Thunder's Ty Jerome: Manages decent production Thursday
    4h ago

    Jerome recorded 12 points (5-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds, four assists and two steals across 35 minutes during Thursday's 152-79 loss to the Grizzlies.

    Jerome can walk away from Thursday's record loss with his head held at least moderately high. He shifted into the starting lineup after Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was ruled out due to illness. At this point, there is no clear timetable on when Gilgeous-Alexander will return to the court, so in the meantime, Jerome is worth a look, at least in deeper formats.

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  • Jarrett Culver MEM SG
    Grizzlies' Jarrett Culver: Ends with productive line Thursday
    5h ago

    Culver closed with 11 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 0-2 FT), four rebounds, six assists and two steals across 14 minutes during Thursday's 152-79 win over Oklahoma City.

    The fact culver was able to log 14 minutes of playing time highlights just how out of control this game was. The coaching staff was able to get the third unit onto the floor for an extended period, resulting in some wild and wacky boxscores. Culver is not an every night part of the rotation and can obviously be ignored in basically every fantasy format.

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  • Landry Shamet PHO SG
    Suns' Landry Shamet: Starting Thursday
    7h ago

    Shamet is in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Pistons.

    Shamet will enter the starting lineup after Devin Booker suffered a hamstring injury in Tuesday's win over the Warriors. It will be Shamet's first start of the year. The fourth-year guard has averaged 7.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 18.6 minutes per game this season but is in line for an extended role short-term with Booker expected to miss a few games.

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  • Immanuel Quickley NY SG
    Knicks' Immanuel Quickley: Set to start for Barrett
    8h ago

    Quickley will start Thursday's game against the Bulls, Ian Begley of SNY reports.

    With RJ Barrett still battling an illness, Quickley will get the nod at one guard spot alongside Alec Burks, who was recently installed as the Knicks' full-time starting point guard. It'll be the first start of the season for Quickley, who's played 31 and 38 minutes, respectively, in his last two games -- his two highest totals of the season. With Barrett out and Kemba Walker not in the rotation, Quickley figures to be set for another high-minute night.

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  • Jaylen Brown BOS SG
    Celtics' Jaylen Brown: Out Friday
    8h ago

    Brown (hamstring injury management) is out Friday against the Jazz.

    Brown has struggled since returning from a hamstring injury. In his past five games, he's shot just 39.4 percent from the field and 29.6 percent from three. He'll get Friday's game off, which is the front end of a back-to-back. The Celtics play the Trail Blazers on Saturday. In Brown's absence, more minutes should be available for Josh Richardson, Grant Williams, Romeo Langford and others.

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  • Cameron Payne PHO PG
    Suns' Cameron Payne: Tallies 19 points in 21 minutes
    17m ago

    Payne recorded 19 points (8-14 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists and one block across 21 minutes during Thursday's 114-103 victory over the Pistons.

    Payne was an offensive sparkplug off the Suns' bench in the team's 18th straight win, hoisting 14 shots -- and making eight of them -- in just 21 minutes. He also found time to dish three dimes while grabbing six boards. The backup point guard entered the game having scored seven or fewer points in three of his previous four contests, serving as a reminder that his minutes and production are too volatile to warrant consideration in most fantasy formats.

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  • Chris Paul PHO PG
    Suns' Chris Paul: Hands out 12 dimes Thursday
    30m ago

    Paul provided 12 points (4-7 FG, 4-4 FT), one rebound, 12 assists and two steals over 33 minutes during Thursday's 114-103 win over the Pistons.

    Paul led a balanced Phoenix attack that saw seven players finish with double-digit scoring in the team's 18th consecutive victory. The veteran point guard was on the distributing end frequently against Detroit, finishing with double-digit dimes for the seventh time in his past nine games. Paul leads the NBA with 10.2 assists per contest on the season, and he also ranks among the league's top five with 2.1 steals per game.

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  • Devon Dotson CHI PG
    Bulls' Devon Dotson: Continues strong play in G League
    1h ago

    Dotson tallied 24 points (8-13 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and a blocked shot over 37 minutes in Windy City's 102-101 win over Wisconsin on Wednesday.

    Dotson and fellow two-way player Tyler Cook combined for 56 points in the win, and the former led Windy City with nine boards and five dimes. Dotson has scored at least 24 points in three of his past four G League games and is averaging 20.1 points along with 7.1 rebounds and 6.6 assists on the campaign. He has also gotten into two games with the NBA Bulls but figures to spend most of his time with Windy City this season.

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  • Tre Mann OKC PG
    Thunder's Tre Mann: Flops in starting role
    4h ago

    Mann provided 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT), one assist and one block in 27 minutes during Thursday's 152-79 loss to the Grizzlies.

    Mann, along with basically every other Thunder player, was highly disappointing Thursday despite remaining in the starting lineup. Thrashed to the tune of 73 points, this was simply embarrassing for the franchise. Mann is not going to remain in the starting lineup for long, and once the relegation comes, he can be dropped in all competitive leagues.

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  • George Hill MIL PG
    Bucks' George Hill: Available at Toronto
    8h ago

    Hill (knee) is available against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Considering Hill's availability status was probable, fantasy managers should not be surprised that he is available despite suffering a knee hyperextension after the Bucks' previous game Wednesday.

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  • Avery Bradley LAL PG
    Lakers' Avery Bradley: Listed as probable
    8h ago

    Bradley (thumb) is probable for Friday's game against the Clippers, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.

    Although Bradley won't require surgery on his injured thumb, coach Frank Vogel isn't sure whether the 31-year-old will be able to take the court against the Clippers. If the guard plays Friday, he'll need to wear a splint on his injured thumb.

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