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    • Nerlens Noel DAL C
      Mavericks' Nerlens Noel: Plays only three minutes in victory
      41m ago

      Noel finished with just two points (1-2 FG), three rebounds and one assist in only three minutes during Saturday's 111-79 victory over Milwaukee.

      The fact that Noel was only able to see three minutes of action in a blow-out game, does not bode well for his future. He is currently well down the pecking order, playing behind Dirk Nowitzki, Dwight Powell and even Salah Mejri. The upside remains but until he can find some consistent minutes, he is barely a stash in deeper leagues.

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    • Wesley Matthews DAL G
      Mavericks' Wesley Matthews: Scores 22 points in blow-out victory
      45m ago

      Matthews tallied 22 points (8-14 FG, 6-8 3Pt), eight assists, two rebounds and two steals across 33 minutes in Saturday's 111-79 victory over the Bucks.

      Matthews was able to find his shot on Saturday, leading the Mavericks to an easy victory. As is the case every season, he has been inconsistent from the field, shooting at only 35 percent for the season. On nights like this, he demonstrates his upside, but these performances are few and far between. He remains more of a streaming option if you are in need of three-pointers.

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    • Ricky Rubio UTA G
      Jazz's Ricky Rubio: Scores only nine points in return
      1h ago

      Rubio finished with just nine points (3-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds and three assists in 16 minutes during Saturday's 125-85 victory over Orlando.

      Rubio returned from a one-game absence due to a minor Achilles issue, and played just 16 minutes. This was due in part to the nature of the scoreline, and is probably not the best gauge of his health for owners. He has not been shooting the ball well over the last two weeks, and this continued against the Magic. Owners will be hoping he can turn it around when the Jazz face the surging Philadelphia 76ers on Monday.

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    • Derrick Favors UTA F
      Jazz's Derrick Favors: Double-doubles in easy victory
      1h ago

      Favors collected 25 points (10-12 FG, 5-5 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 24 minutes during Saturday's 125-85 victory over the Magic.

      Favors was excellent in the blow-out victory, scoring a season-high 25 points. He was highly efficient from both the field and the free-throw line, while adding a pair of blocks. He is locked in as the starting center until Rudy Gobert (knee) is able to return. He only saw 24 minutes of action today, but that was due to the nature of the score. Moving forward he should be receiving around 30 minutes per night, enough for him to be a must-own player.

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    • Nikola Vucevic ORL C
      Magic's Nikola Vucevic: Salvages line with defense
      1h ago

      Vucevic finished with just eight points (3-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt), three steals, two rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 23 minutes during Saturday's 125-85 loss to the Jazz

      The Magic were terrible in this one, with the game practically over at half-time. The starters played limited minutes, including Vucevic who saw only 23 minutes. He was able to help owners with three steals and two blocks, but did little else. Since his hot start to the season, he has come back to where we thought he might be heading into opening night. He still remains an excellent option for anyone at the center position.

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    • Kyrie Irving BOS G
      Celtics' Kyrie Irving: Scores 30 points in win over Atlanta
      2h ago

      Irving led the Celtics with 30 points (10-12 FG, 5-6 3PT, 5-5 FT), four rebounds and five assists in a 110-99 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.

      Ironically, the 12 shots taken were his lowest total of the season, despite finishing with his second-highest scoring total of the year. The elite efficiency has to be encouraging too, as Irving was shooting under 40 percent from the field through the first few weeks of November prior to this blow-up. He's also hitting just 34 percent of his three's, as Irving is one of few elite players who could see his numbers rise once his jumper starts falling. The fact that he's leading this team with 18.4 shots and a usage rate of 29.1 furthers that point, as he'll continue to play a huge role in the absence of Gordon Hayward (ankle).

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    • Nerlens Noel DAL C
      Mavericks' Nerlens Noel: Plays only three minutes in victory
      41m ago

      Noel finished with just two points (1-2 FG), three rebounds and one assist in only three minutes during Saturday's 111-79 victory over Milwaukee.

      The fact that Noel was only able to see three minutes of action in a blow-out game, does not bode well for his future. He is currently well down the pecking order, playing behind Dirk Nowitzki, Dwight Powell and even Salah Mejri. The upside remains but until he can find some consistent minutes, he is barely a stash in deeper leagues.

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    • Nikola Vucevic ORL C
      Magic's Nikola Vucevic: Salvages line with defense
      1h ago

      Vucevic finished with just eight points (3-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt), three steals, two rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 23 minutes during Saturday's 125-85 loss to the Jazz

      The Magic were terrible in this one, with the game practically over at half-time. The starters played limited minutes, including Vucevic who saw only 23 minutes. He was able to help owners with three steals and two blocks, but did little else. Since his hot start to the season, he has come back to where we thought he might be heading into opening night. He still remains an excellent option for anyone at the center position.

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    • Clint Capela HOU C
      Rockets' Clint Capela: Double-doubles in win over Memphis
      3h ago

      Capela totaled 17 points (7-11 FG), 13 rebounds and three blocks in a 104-82 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.

      This marks Capela's 11th double-double of the season, as he continues to provide fantasy owners with what they wanted when they drafted him. What's quietly been a nice surprise is his free-throw shooting, as Capela is setting a career-high with a 64 percent free-throw percentage. He's also providing nearly two blocks a game, as his value should only rise with Chris Paul back in the lineup.

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    • Joel Embiid PHI C
      76ers' Joel Embiid: Scores 21 points Saturday
      6h ago

      Embiid scored 21 points (7-16 FG, 1-4 3PT, 6-8 FT) to go along with eight rebounds, three assists and one block over 33 minutes in Saturday's 124-116 loss to Golden State.

      Following up his stellar performance against the Lakers on Wednesday, Embiid turned in a solid performance, collecting at least 20 points for the ninth time this season. The center's Saturday stat line pales in comparison to his one of a kind stat line of 46 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and seven blocks. However, Embiid is a consistent scorer (22.8 points) and rebounder (10.29 rebounds) who is on the verge of breaking out on any given night.

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    • DeAndre Jordan LAC C
      Clippers' DeAndre Jordan: Collects eighth double-double
      7h ago

      Jordan scored 10 points (4-5 FG, 2-2 FT) to go along with 14 rebounds, two assists and two blocks over 33 minutes in Saturday's 102-87 loss to Charlotte.

      One night removed from a 20 point, 22 rebound performance, Jordan turned in another strong rebounding performance against Charlotte. For the Clippers center, a double-digit rebound night has become the routine this season, tallying 12 games of at least 10 rebounds this season. Collecting his eighth double-double, Jordan is a remarkably consistent performer on the boards. Rebounds will always supplement his lack of high-scoring prowess.

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    • Mason Plumlee DEN C
      Nuggets' Mason Plumlee: Upgraded to probable Sunday
      13h ago

      Plumlee (abdomen) has been upgraded from questionable to probable for Sunday's game against the Lakers, T.J. McBride of Mile High Sports reports.

      Plumlee was questionable heading into Friday's game against the Pelicans and ended up playing 19 minutes, so the fact that he's been upgraded to probable doesn't come as too much of a surprise. That said, look for confirmation of his status after Sunday's morning shootaround.

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    • Bobby Portis CHI PF
      Bulls' Bobby Portis: Impressive in second game back
      8d ago

      Portis accumulated 20 points (7-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal across 25 minutes in Friday's 105-87 loss to the Pacers.

      Portis backed up his season debut with another solid performance, leading the team in scoring with 20 points. While he was not as efficient as his season opener, he was still looking for his shot at any opportunity, while crashing the boards once again. Lauri Markkanen was also impressive, yet inefficient, and appears likely to remain the in the starting line-up. It will be interesting to see how the minutes are shared upon Nikola Mirotic's return, given he was the assumed starter prior to the beginning of the regular season.

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    • Alpha Kaba 2005 PF
      Alpha Kaba: Will remain in France for 2017-18 season
      10/17/2017

      Kaba will play for ASVEL of the French Pro A League during the upcoming season, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

      Kaba was selected by the Hawks with the final pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, but was always considered a draft-and-stash prospect. He's locked into a three-year deal with ASVEL, though it likely has an NBA opt-out if the Hawks eventually want to bring Kaba over to the States during the next few years. The 21-year-old is a long-term prospect for the Hawks.

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    • Joel Bolomboy NBADRAFT PF
      Joel Bolomboy: Waived by Utah
      10/16/2017

      Bolomboy was waived by the Jazz on Monday, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.

      The 2016 second-round pick showed some promise as a rookie, but he appeared sparingly in only 12 NBA games, spending much of the year in the D-League. With the league's roster cutdown deadline looming, the Jazz will cut ties with Bolomboy, who will likely land in the D-League or overseas. The Weber State product averaged 17.1 points, 12.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists as a senior in 2015-16.

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    • Ekpe Udoh LAC PF
      Jazz's Ekpe Udoh: Agrees to join Utah
      07/13/2017

      Udoh agreed Thursday to a two-year, $6.5 million contract with the Jazz, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

      Udoh has been a staple overseas with Turkish club Fenerbahce Ulker since leaving the NBA following his 2014-15 campaign with the Clippers. Drafted sixth overall in 2010, Udoh will bring his talents back to the states as he figures to provide depth at power forward for the Jazz behind Boris Diaw and Derrick Favors.

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    • Ed Davis POR PF
      Trail Blazers' Ed Davis: Cleared for on-court work
      06/26/2017

      Davis (shoulder) has been cleared for on-court work and is expected to be ready for training camp, Mike Richman of the Oregonian reports.

      Davis was restricted to just 46 games during the 2016-17 campaign, with ankle, wrist and shoulder injuries all contributing to the missed time. Most recently, he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder in March, but Davis now appears to be nearing a full recovery. He's already been cleared for on-court work, which likely means he'll be 100 percent for training camp. With an already crowded frontcourt that added Zach Collins in the 2017 NBA Draft, Davis should be slated for a reserve role off the bench, which could limit his overall upside as a fantasy option.

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    • Dirk Nowitzki DAL PF
      Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Option declined by Mavericks
      06/25/2017

      Nowitzki will have his $25 million team option for the 2017-18 season declined, but is expected to re-sign with the Mavericks, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports.

      Shortly after this past season concluded, Nowitzki was quick to announce he'd be returning for his 20th year in the NBA, but he'll first need to restructure his contract in order for the Mavericks to free up some space. A new two-year deal is expected to eventually be agreed upon between the two sides, although nothing concrete has been put in place. Once re-signed, Nowitzki should continue to be a key piece in the Mavericks regular rotation, but his numbers could continue to dip as he gets older.

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    • Georges Niang NBADRAFT SF
      Georges Niang: Let go by Warriors
      10/16/2017

      Niang was waived by the Warriors over the weekend, Sam Amico of AmicoHoops.net reports.

      Niang joined the Warriors for training camp, but the former second-round pick was unable to do enough during training camp to earn a final roster spot. The 24-year-old will likely join the team's G-League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, with the hope of eventually getting a call-up later in the season if injuries were to occur. Niang averaged just 4.0 minutes across 23 games last year with the Pacers.

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    • Shawne Williams DAL SF
      Shawne Williams: Released by Timberwolves
      10/15/2017

      Williams was waived by the Timberwolves on Saturday.

      Williams spent just two days with the Timberwolves after being signed late last week. The 31-year-old hasn't taken part in a regular-season game since 2014-15, but appears to be making a comeback attempt, and he may be a player that gets looked at during the season for added depth in the frontcourt if injuries were to occur. Either way, he's not a fantasy relevant player.

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    • Shawne Williams DAL SF
      Timberwolves' Shawne Williams: Signs deal with Timberwolves
      10/13/2017

      Williams signed a contract with the Timberwolves on Friday.

      The 31-year-old hasn't played in the NBA since 2014-15, when he posted 5.4 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. He'll likely end up being a deep reserve for the team, so can seemingly be avoided in almost every fantasy format.

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    • Josh Childress NO SF
      Nuggets' Josh Childress: Agrees to deal with Denver
      09/12/2017

      Childress and the Nuggets agreed to a contract Tuesday, Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders reports.

      The details of Childress' contract aren't known, but considering the 2004 sixth overall pick is now 34 years old and hasn't appeared in the NBA since 2013-14, it's not expected that his deal is fully guaranteed. The swingman has bounced around the globe the last few seasons, spending time with teams in Australia, the G League, Japan and most recently, as a member of the "Ball Hogs" three-on-three squad in the BIG3 league. While the Nuggets apparently came away impressed by Childress' showing in the BIG3, he'll still face an uphill battle to see minutes at the NBA level this season, as he'll likely be a deep reserve for the Nuggets if he's able to secure a roster spot out of training camp.

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    • Perry Jones BOS SF
      Pelicans' Perry Jones: Inks deal with Pelicans
      09/11/2017

      Jones and the Pelicans agree to a training camp deal Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      Jones last played in the league during the 2014-15 season. He spent all three years of his career with the Thunder. Most recently, the 25-year-old played with BC Khimki of the Russian VTB United Leauge. Albeit a long shot, the Pelicans are thin on wing depth, so Jones could potentially land a spot on the regular season roster if he can impress in camp.

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    • Georges Niang NBADRAFT SF
      Warriors' Georges Niang: Inks deal with Golden State
      08/16/2017

      Niang signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Warriors on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      Niang, a 2016 second-round pick who played sparingly with the Pacers as a rookie before being waived in July, will receive the chance to compete for a roster spot with the reigning NBA champs. More realistically though, the Warriors likely plan to stash Niang with their G-League affiliate in Santa Cruz, as the 24-year-old has only a small chance of beating out the likes of Omri Casspi, Jordan Bell and Kevon Looney for one of the final available spots at forward.

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    • Michael Gbinije NBADRAFT SG
      Michael Gbinije: Waived by Warriors
      10/16/2017

      Gbinije was waived by the Warriors over the weekend, Sam Amico of AmicoHoops.net reports.

      Gbinije spent training camp with the Warriors, but it was always going to be tough for him to make one of the more talented rosters in the league. He'll likely have to start the season in the G-League in order to prove to teams he has the skills to play at the NBA level. Of course, there's always the chance that Gbinije could head overseas if a lucrative offer is extended to him as well.

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    • Bryce Alford 2005 SG
      Bryce Alford: Waived by Thunder
      10/11/2017

      Alford was waived by the Thunder on Wednesday, Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman reports.

      Alford signed a training camp deal with the team back in August, but seemingly couldn't impress the Thunder brass enough to warrant a roster spot. It seems probable he'll look for work in the G-League.

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    • Marcus Williams DEN SG
      Kings' Marcus Williams: Waived by Kings
      10/10/2017

      Williams was waived Tuesday by the Kings.

      Williams played in two preseason games for the Kings, totaling 12 points and six assists across 31 minutes in those contests. The veteran point guard will likely head back overseas, where he found moderate success playing in the Euroleague.

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    • Marcus Williams DEN SG
      Kings' Marcus Williams: Signs with Kings
      09/26/2017

      Williams signed a deal with the Kings on Tuesday, freelance reporter David Pick reports.

      The 31-year-old UConn product first debuted in the NBA back in 2006 with the Nets and played in the association until the end of the 2009-10 season. Since 2011, he's been overseas. Last year, he posted 10.1 points and 4.2 assists across 24.9 minutes per game on 39.1 percent from the field in the Euroleague.

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    • Carrick Felix UTA SG
      Wizards' Carrick Felix: Joins Wizards for training camp
      09/09/2017

      Felix has agreed to a training camp deal with the Wizards, Chris Reichert of 2Ways&10Days reports.

      Felix, the 33rd overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, has spent most of his career in the D-League. Last season, with the Long Island Nets, he posted 9.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals across 22.9 minutes per game over 34 appearances. He also shot 43.7 percent from the field and 24.7 percent from deep. The 6-foot-6 guard is likely a long shot to make the Wizards' roster considering his subpar stats in the D-League.

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    • Michael Gbinije NBADRAFT SG
      Warriors' Michael Gbinije: Joins Warriors for training camp
      09/05/2017

      Gbinije signed a non-guaranteed training camp deal with the Warriors on Tuesday, E. Carchia of Sportnado reports.

      Gbinije was waived by the Pistons in mid-July, as the team didn't want to guarantee what would have been a $1.3 million salary next season. The 25-year-old appeared in just nine contests for Detroit last season, totaling four points, three rebounds and two assists across 32 minutes. He'll seemingly compete for a final roster spot, though it'll be a tough task to make the team of the 2016-17 NBA Champion Warriors.

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    • Kay Felder 2005 PG
      Kay Felder: Traded to Atlanta, waived
      10/13/2017

      Felder, along with Richard Jefferson and two second-round draft picks, were traded to the Hawks on Friday in exchange for European draft rights, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. He was then waived.

      The move helped the Cavaliers get down to the maximum of 15 players at the NBA level. Felder will seemingly look for other work at the NBA level, though could end up in the G-League.

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    • John Lucas MIN PG
      John Lucas: Turns to coaching career
      10/10/2017

      Lucas decided to retire from professional basketball this offseason and will serve as an assistant coach for the Timberwolves during the 2017-18 campaign, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

      The 34-year-old Lucas went undrafted out of Oklahoma State in 2005, but enjoyed a long playing career as a reserve guard for six teams over parts of eight seasons. At the tail end of his playing days, he established a strong connection with Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau, with whom he played parts of two seasons in Chicago and another in Minnesota in 2016-17. Lucas will now follow in the footsteps of his father, John Lucas II, himself a former NBA coach, as he transitions into retirement.

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    • Russ Smith MEM PG
      Russ Smith: Signs deal to remain in China
      09/13/2017

      Smith agreed to a one-year deal with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association, Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal reports.

      Smith averaged an incredible 61.2 points per game last season in China's second-tier league, but will now be jumping up to the more talented Chinese Basketball Association. Depending on how he fares with this new team, the 26-year-old could still potentially make an NBA comeback in future seasons.

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    • Dwight Buycks LAL PG
      Pistons' Dwight Buycks: Contract with Pistons two-way
      09/12/2017

      Buycks' contract with the Pistons for the upcoming 2017-18 season is two-way, Jake Chapman of the Pistons Radio Network reports.

      As with all two-way deals, Buycks will spend the majority of the season in the G-League, but can be at the NBA level for as many as 45 days. He most recently took part in the Orlando Summer League with the Mavericks, posting 17.8 points, 4.2 assists, 2.8 steals and 2.3 boards across 31.2 minutes.

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    • Dwight Buycks LAL PG
      Pistons' Dwight Buycks: Signs contract with Pistons
      08/29/2017

      Buycks agreed to a contract with the Pistons on Tuesday, Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders reports.

      Buycks has been out of the league since a six-game stint with the Lakers back in the 2014-15 season and has since spent time overseas, including the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association most recently. However, he did take part in the Orlando Summer League with the Mavericks, where he started all five games he played and averaged an impressive 17.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.8 steals across 31.2 minutes. That said, Buycks deal with the Pistons is likely only partially guaranteed and he'll need to have a strong showing during the team's training camp in order to make the regular-season roster.

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    • Marcus Paige NBADRAFT PG
      Hornets' Marcus Paige: Joins Hornets on two-way deal
      08/01/2017

      Paige has agreed to join the Hornets on a two-way contract, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.

      Paige, the 55th overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft, has yet to see the floor for an NBA game. He spent last season in the D-League with the Jazz's affiliate, the Salt Lake City Stars, posting 12.1 points, 2.2 assists and 2.2 rebounds across 32.7 minutes per game while shooting 39.9 percent from the field and hitting 2.1 threes per game at a 35.5 percent clip. Due to the nature of the two-way contract, he'll spend the majority of next season in the G-League, but can spend up to 45 days at the NBA level.

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