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    • Chimezie Metu SA PF
      Spurs' Chimezie Metu: Sent to Austin
      12m ago

      Metu was assigned to the Austin Spurs on Tuesday, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.

      Metu was recalled from the G League on Monday, but he failed to see any NBA action during his time with the parent club. According to Garcia, Metu will be available for Austin's matchup with Stockton.

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    • Tyson Chandler HOU C
      Rockets' Tyson Chandler: Won't play Wednesday
      17m ago

      Chandler (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Cleveland, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

      Chandler is in line to miss his fourth straight game due to illness. Clint Capela should continue to see a heavy workload in Chandler's absence, with Gary Clark also likely to once again pick up extra minutes.

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    • Austin Rivers HOU PG
      Rockets' Austin Rivers: Ruled out for Wednesday
      21m ago

      Rivers (illness) won't play Wednesday against Cleveland, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

      Rivers was a late scratch Monday night due to illness, and he's set to miss at least one more matchup while returning to health. His next chance to step onto the court will come Friday in Orlando.

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    • Isaiah Hartenstein HOU C
      Rockets' Isaiah Hartenstein: Moves to G League
      1h ago

      Hartenstein was assigned to Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.

      Hartenstein has struggled to see consistent minutes with the Rockets so far this season, averaging 3.9 points and 3.3 rebounds over eight games. He'll head to the G League where he'll have the opportunity to stay sharp.

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    • De'Andre Hunter ATL SF
      Hawks' De'Andre Hunter: Deemed probable for Tuesday
      1h ago

      Hunter is probable for Tuesday's game against the Heat due to flu-like symptoms, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.

      Hunter has been added to the injury report ahead of Tuesday's matchup, though head coach Lloyd Pierce has also announced that Hunter will start in Miami, per Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Even so, it'll be worth confirming Hunter's availability prior to tip.

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    • Aron Baynes PHO C
      Suns' Aron Baynes: Logs 15 minutes off bench Monday
      1h ago

      Baynes (calf) put up 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-7 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist and one block in 15 minutes off the bench Monday in the Suns' 125-109 win over the Timberwolves.

      Playing for just the second time in 11 games due to calf and hip injuries, Baynes was eased back into the Phoenix rotation as the backup to Frank Kaminsky. Baynes still ended up seeing the most minutes of the Suns' centers and should benefit from a slight uptick in playing time for at least the team's next three games. That should make Baynes worth holding in most 12-team leagues for the time being, but his fantasy value will take a major hit when Deandre Ayton (suspension) returns to action Dec. 17 versus the Clippers.

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    • Tyson Chandler HOU C
      Rockets' Tyson Chandler: Won't play Wednesday
      17m ago

      Chandler (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Cleveland, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

      Chandler is in line to miss his fourth straight game due to illness. Clint Capela should continue to see a heavy workload in Chandler's absence, with Gary Clark also likely to once again pick up extra minutes.

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    • Isaiah Hartenstein HOU C
      Rockets' Isaiah Hartenstein: Moves to G League
      1h ago

      Hartenstein was assigned to Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.

      Hartenstein has struggled to see consistent minutes with the Rockets so far this season, averaging 3.9 points and 3.3 rebounds over eight games. He'll head to the G League where he'll have the opportunity to stay sharp.

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    • Aron Baynes PHO C
      Suns' Aron Baynes: Logs 15 minutes off bench Monday
      1h ago

      Baynes (calf) put up 12 points (5-10 FG, 2-7 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist and one block in 15 minutes off the bench Monday in the Suns' 125-109 win over the Timberwolves.

      Playing for just the second time in 11 games due to calf and hip injuries, Baynes was eased back into the Phoenix rotation as the backup to Frank Kaminsky. Baynes still ended up seeing the most minutes of the Suns' centers and should benefit from a slight uptick in playing time for at least the team's next three games. That should make Baynes worth holding in most 12-team leagues for the time being, but his fantasy value will take a major hit when Deandre Ayton (suspension) returns to action Dec. 17 versus the Clippers.

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    • Bam Adebayo MIA C
      Heat's Bam Adebayo: Expects to play
      1h ago

      Adebayo (groin) is expected to play Tuesday against Atlanta, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

      Adebayo was initially listed as questionable as of Monday, but after shootaround Tuesday, he's been bumped up to probable. Expect Adebayo to start at his usual center spot on a night when the Heat will be without both Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow. In his last game Sunday against Chicago, Adebayo played a season-high 41 minutes and had 21 points, 13 boards, six assists and three steals.

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    • Karl-Anthony Towns MIN C
      Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns: Fills stat sheet
      3h ago

      Towns had 33 points (12-18 FG, 2-4 3PT, 7-9 FT), 15 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 35 minutes during Monday's 125-109 loss at Phoenix.

      Towns was dealing with a knee problem prior to this matchup, but he still produced one of his best scoring outputs of the season while also crashing the glass early and often. This was Towns' first double-double in his last four outings, but he continues to be a stellar player on both ends of the court. Over his last 10 outings, the skilled big man is averaging 25.4 points, 11.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game while shooting 41.7 percent from three-point range.

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    • Steven Adams OKC C
      Thunder's Steven Adams: Blocks four shots Monday
      10h ago

      Adams finished with 11 points (4-4 FG, 3-4 FT), 13 rebounds, four assists and four blocks in 28 minutes during Monday's 104-90 victory over the Jazz.

      Adams bounced back after his last effort, recording a double-double Monday. After battling with a knee injury to begin the season, Adams is rolling right now. Over the course of the last two weeks, Adams has been the ninth-ranked player in standard formats. This is thanks, in large part, to the fact he is blocking two shots per game while also connecting on 75 percent of his free-throw attempts. Both of these numbers would seem unsustainable based on his career numbers and so this could be a nice sell-high moment.

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    • Chimezie Metu SA PF
      Spurs' Chimezie Metu: Sent to Austin
      12m ago

      Metu was assigned to the Austin Spurs on Tuesday, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.

      Metu was recalled from the G League on Monday, but he failed to see any NBA action during his time with the parent club. According to Garcia, Metu will be available for Austin's matchup with Stockton.

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    • Jonah Bolden PHI PF
      76ers' Jonah Bolden: Assigned to G League
      2h ago

      Bolden (Achilles) was assigned to the Delaware Blue Coats of the G League on Tuesday.

      Bolden has played a total of just five NBA minutes in two games this season, none of which have come in the last month. He's also dealing with a tweaked Achilles, with his return date not currently clear.

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    • Dario Saric PHO PF
      Suns' Dario Saric: One rebound shy of double-double
      2h ago

      Saric had 20 points (7-11 FG, 2-6 3PT, 4-5 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes during Monday's 125-109 win over the Timberwolves.

      Saric was dealing with a back injury, but that problem didn't stop him from reaching the 20-point mark for the second time this season. He might be the third-best or fourth-best scoring option on a surprisingly deep Suns team, but he does enough to remain fantasy relevant as a solid contributor across the board.

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    • Jeff Green UTA PF
      Jazz's Jeff Green: Disappears in bad loss
      9h ago

      Green amassed just four points and one rebound in 14 minutes during Monday's 104-90 loss to Oklahoma City.

      Green could not repeat his heroics from Saturday as the Jazz fell to an undermanned Thunder team. Green is basically someone the Jazz are going to turn to when they need an injection of offense. Unfortunately, on those nights he is unable to find his rhythm, the fantasy value is going to be non-existent.

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    • Draymond Green GS PF
      Warriors' Draymond Green: Produces 16 points in loss
      10h ago

      Green posted 16 points (6-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five assists, three rebounds, three blocked shots and a steal across 33 minutes in Saturday's 110-102 loss to the Grizzlies.

      Green is the only vestige remaining of the Warriors' 2019 Championship starting five with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins all sidelined. Watching Green on the court recently is a study in humility, as the usual firebrand lacks the bravado that would often get him in trouble with an ejection here and there.

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    • Jaren Jackson Jr. MEM PF
      Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson: Puts up 16 points in win
      10h ago

      Jackson generated 16 points (6-14 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three rebounds, three blocked shots, two assists and a steal across 29 minutes in Monday's 110-102 win over the Warriors.

      Jackson has been handed the keys as a vital contributor in the Memphis frontcourt in his sophomore season. After missing the last two months of his freshman season to injury, he looks every bit the player that impressed us last fall, averaging 16.2 points and 4.9 rebounds over 21 games

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    • De'Andre Hunter ATL SF
      Hawks' De'Andre Hunter: Deemed probable for Tuesday
      1h ago

      Hunter is probable for Tuesday's game against the Heat due to flu-like symptoms, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.

      Hunter has been added to the injury report ahead of Tuesday's matchup, though head coach Lloyd Pierce has also announced that Hunter will start in Miami, per Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Even so, it'll be worth confirming Hunter's availability prior to tip.

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    • Kelly Oubre Jr. PHO SF
      Suns' Kelly Oubre Jr.: Hits 24 points
      3h ago

      Oubre Jr. had 24 points (8-15 FG, 2-6 3PT, 6-6 FT), four rebounds and one block in 33 minutes during Monday's 125-109 win over the Timberwolves.

      Oubre Jr. has topped the 20-point mark in three of his last six outings and while he has shown a tendency to disappear offensively from time to time, he should be trusted as the Suns' second scoring option behind Devin Booker. He has struggled with his efficiency, however, as he is making just 41.7 percent of his field-goal attempts and 30.6 percent of his long-range shots over that six-game span. He will try to rectify those numbers Wednesday at home against Memphis.

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    • Cameron Johnson PHO SF
      Suns' Cameron Johnson: Scores in double digits
      3h ago

      Johnson had 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-6 3PT), five rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes off the bench during Monday's 125-109 win over Minnesota.

      Johnson continues to come off the bench for the Suns, but he has seen a marked increase on his playing time -- logging over 20 minutes in each of his last four appearances -- but he has responded with three double-digit scoring performances over that span. He is not going to crack the starting unit barring an injury or a suspension, but he has been productive in recent games and will aim to extend this run of form Wednesday at home against the Grizzlies.

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    • Andrew Wiggins MIN SF
      Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins: Struggles from field in loss
      3h ago

      Wiggins had 23 points (8-18 FG, 1-5 3PT, 6-7 FT), four rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 37 minutes during Monday's 125-109 loss at Phoenix.

      Wiggins continue to score at a decent rate and has settled as a top scoring option for the Timberwolves, but he has made just 40.0 percent of his field-goal attempts and 31.0 percent of his threes over his last five games. He will aim to shake off those shooting woes Wednesday at home against the Jazz.

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    • Joe Ingles UTA SF
      Jazz's Joe Ingles: Hands out eight assists Monday
      9h ago

      Ingles ended with nine points, eight assists, four rebounds and three steals in 34 minutes during Monday's 104-90 loss to the Thunder.

      Ingles remained in the starting lineup with Mike Conley (hamstring) once again ruled out. He managed only nine points but was able able to fill a number of the peripheries to salvage his line. As long as he is starting, Ingles is worth a speculative pickup. However, Conley is unlikely to miss a substantial amount of time and upon his return, Ingles will shift back to his bench role.

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    • Abdel Nader OKC SF
      Thunder's Abdel Nader: Across the board effort Monday
      9h ago

      Nader totaled 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt), three rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 28 minutes during Monday's 104-90 victory over Utah.

      Nader continues to play the role of starter for the Thunder, chipping in across multiple categories. Over the past two weeks, Nader is the 131st ranked player in nine-category leagues despite playing just 21 minutes per night. Hs is shooting an unsustainable 57 percent from the field and while the production has been nice, there is not enough upside to warrant a permanent roster spot.

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    • Kevin Huerter ATL SG
      Hawks' Kevin Huerter: Remains on minutes limit
      1h ago

      Huerter is starting Tuesday against Miami and will remain on a 25-minute restriction, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

      Huerter was also on a 25-minute limit in Sunday's matchup, finishing with nine points, six assists, two rebounds, two steals and a block against the Hornets. He'll likely continue to have his playing time monitored closely moving forward as he eases his way back from an 11-game absence.

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    • Jacob Evans GS SG
      Warriors' Jacob Evans: Plays 11 minutes in return
      1h ago

      Evans (hip) logged 11 minutes off the bench and finished with two points (1-4 FG), one rebound and one assist Monday in the Warriors' 110-102 loss to the Grizzlies.

      After missing the previous 21 games with a strained hip, Evans stepped into a small rotational role in his return to action, replacing Jordan Poole on the second unit. As he gets more game action under his belt, Evans could push for more substantial minutes, but he'll be behind Eric Paschall, Glenn Robinson III and Alec Burks on the depth chart for now.

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    • Devin Booker PHO SG
      Suns' Devin Booker: Dishes out seven assists
      2h ago

      Booker had 26 points (11-20 FG, 3-7 3PT, 1-2 FT), seven assists, four rebounds and one block in 36 minutes during Monday's 125-109 win over the Timberwolves.

      Booker has dished out at least five assists in all but twice of his last 16 appearances, and it's clear he is taking more and more playmaking responsibilities this season. That should only boost his fantasy value since he is already scoring 25.2 points while shooting 50.4 percent from the field over that 16-game span. Expect him to extend that strong run of play Wednesday at home against the Grizzlies.

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    • Donovan Mitchell UTA SG
      Jazz's Donovan Mitchell: Drops team-high 26 points
      9h ago

      Mitchell tallied 26 points (10-25 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes during Monday's 104-90 loss to the Thunder.

      In what was an ugly game for the Jazz, Mitchell still managed to put up 26 points. He is putting together a strong season, currently coming in as the 27th ranked player. The top-25 would seem to be his ceiling at this point meaning there is no reason to consider buying low or selling high. On a Jazz team that is bereft of scorers, Mitchell is locked in as the offensive focal point and should continue his current production without too many concerns.

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    • Ben McLemore HOU SG
      Rockets' Ben McLemore: Cools off as Rockets go down
      10h ago

      McLemore ended with 12 points (4-13 FG, 4-13 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 33 minutes during Monday's 119-118 loss to Sacramento.

      McLemore hit another four triples Monday but did see his shooting percentage drop-off. He has carved out a nice role for himself in Houston as a perimeter scorer. A number of his more recent performances have come with other players sidelined, most notably, Danuel House. With House back in the lineup, McLemore is unlikely to have the free-reign he has been afforded and he should serve as more of a three-point streamer moving forward.

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    • D'Angelo Russell GS SG
      Warriors' D'Angelo Russell: Dishes out seven assists in loss
      10h ago

      Russell produced 18 points (6-22 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 2-4 FT), seven assists, three rebounds and a steal across 34 minutes in Monday's 110-102 loss to the Grizzlies.

      Russell hasn't skipped a beat since returning from his thumb injury, and is now receiving a full complement of minutes after dipping below 30 minutes of court time in this first game back. Russell returns to provide some much-needed production for the Warriors' sinking ship, who are only rivaled by the New York Knicks for the worst record in the league.

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    • Austin Rivers HOU PG
      Rockets' Austin Rivers: Ruled out for Wednesday
      21m ago

      Rivers (illness) won't play Wednesday against Cleveland, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

      Rivers was a late scratch Monday night due to illness, and he's set to miss at least one more matchup while returning to health. His next chance to step onto the court will come Friday in Orlando.

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    • Jeff Teague MIN PG
      Timberwolves' Jeff Teague: Productive night off bench
      3h ago

      Teague had 16 points (6-14 FG, 1-2 3PT, 3-4 FT), four assists, three rebounds, two steals and three turnovers in 28 minutes off the bench during Monday's 125-109 loss at Phoenix.

      Teague might have just one start over Minnesota's last seven games, but the veteran point guard showed his ankle problem is a thing of the past with another productive night. He has dished out at least six assists in nine of his 11 games since returning from a four-game absence, and he has also scored in double digits in four of his last five contests. He should remain a productive fantasy asset even if he is coming off the bench on a regular basis.

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    • Dennis Schroder OKC PG
      Thunder's Dennis Schroder: Scores game-high 27 points
      9h ago

      Schroder tallied 27 points (11-21 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes during Monday's 104-90 victory over the Jazz.

      Schroder notched at least 20 points for the third straight game Monday, continuing his recent offensive explosion. Danilo Gallinari (ankle) was out for this one which afforded Schroder a little more freedom on the offensive end of the floor. Gallinari is typically a slow healer and if he is forced to miss additional time, Schroder could be worth a speculative pickup if he is floating around on your waiver wire.

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    • Ja Morant MEM PG
      Grizzlies' Ja Morant: Leads team in return to action
      11h ago

      Morant generated 26 points (8-14 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT, seven assists, two rebounds and a steal across 29 minutes in Monday's 110-102 win over the Warriors.

      Morant's contribution to the Grizzlies can't be overstated, as the team looks exponentially more efficient with the rookie directing the offense. With the injury to Zion Williamson, Morant is doing enough in Memphis to warrant ROY consideration, provided he stays healthy.

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    • Zach LaVine CHI PG
      Bulls' Zach LaVine: Goes cold against Raptors
      11h ago

      LaVine scored a team-high 20 points (6-18 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 5-7 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block in 34 minutes during Monday's 93-92 loss to the Raptors.

      He had a strong statistical night while posting his first double-double of the season, but it could have been much better -- LaVine scored all his points in the first half, and missed a runner in the closing seconds that would have given the Bulls the win. The 24-year-old has still hit for at least 20 points in six of the last seven games, averaging an impressive 25.3 points, 5.9 boards, 4.4 assists, 3.4 threes and 1.1 steals over that stretch.

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    • Jared Harper NBADRAFT PG
      Suns' Jared Harper: Abysmal night against Stars
      11h ago

      Harper scored five points (1-10 FG, 0-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and added four assists and a rebound across 20 minutes of G League play during Saturday's 125-100 loss to the Stars.

      It was a proverbial 'burn-the-tape' game for Harper on Saturday, as he missed all seven of his three-point attempts and finished with just five points. His four assists and one rebound tried to help the stat line, but a game-high five turnovers had other plans. He'll look to turn the page on this one and get back to his 21.1 points average the next time Northern Arizona takes the floor.

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