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Trail Blazers' Seth Curry: Remains out Tuesday
Curry (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Knicks, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Curry is set to miss a third consecutive game as he continues to battle a lingering knee injury. In his absence, Anfernee Simons, Wade Baldwin and Gary Trent are all candidates to see increased run.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Maurice Harkless: Out again Tuesday
Harkless (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Knicks, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Right knee soreness will keep Harkless out for a 12th straight game. The Trail Blazers haven't updated his status, so Harkless will continue to be evaluated on a game-to-game basis. His next chance to play will come Wednesday against Milwaukee.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Drops eight dimes
Nurkic has posted 13 points (3-8 FG, 7-9 FT), 14 rebounds, eight assists and one block across 31 minutes in Sunday's 119-109 win over the Wizards.
The bulk of Nurkic's fantasy value still comes in the points, rebounds and blocks he provides, but the center's improvement as a distributor and with his shooting efficiency has helped raise his overall ceiling. The eight dimes were a season high and have propped up his average to a career-best 2.1 per game. Meanwhile, after another credible showing from the charity stripe, Nurkic is at 80 percent for the season, 17 points above his 2017-18 mark.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Maurice Harkless: Remains out Sunday
Harkless (knee) is out Sunday against the Wizards, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Harkless has been sidelined since late October with right knee soreness. There's been no new information regarding a timetable for his return.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Seth Curry: Out again Sunday
Curry (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Wizards, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Curry will be sidelined for a second straight contest Saturday. Anfernee Simons, Wade Baldwin and Gary Trent are all candidates to continue seeing extra run in Curry's absence.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard: Has struggles Friday
Lillard had 16 points (5-18 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds, and five assists in 36 minutes during Friday's 112-96 loss to Minnesota.
Lillard could not get anything going on the offensive end Friday, hitting just 5-of-18 shot attempts. He has alternated good and bad performances over the past two weeks despite the Trail Blazers still sitting at 10-and-5 for the season. The Trail Blazers will face the Wizards on Sunday and Lillard will look to bounce back against the struggling John Wall.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Evan Turner: Fails to score in 21 minutes Friday
Turner produced just four assists, two steals, and one rebound in 21 minutes during Friday's 112-96 loss to Minnesota.
Turner missed all three of his field-goal attempts Friday, struggling mightily in the loss. He continues to get some nice assist numbers but has now failed to score in double-digits in his last four games. Despite Turner going through a hot streak earlier in the season, he remains a deep league option at this stage, or potentially a standard league streamer at best.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Has double-double in loss Friday
Nurkic finished with 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, and one block in 23 minutes during Friday's 112-96 loss to the Timberwolves.
Nurkic recorded his third consecutive double-double but offered very little else outside of scoring and rebounding. This was simply not the best night for Nurkic or any of his teammates for that matter, and those who have him on their roster will just have to be happy with the double-double and move on, He will get the night off Saturday before traveling to Washington to face Dwight Howard and the Wizards on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Maurice Harkless: Out again Friday
Harkless (knee) won't play Friday against the Timberwolves, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Harkless is set to miss his tenth straight contest due to a knee injury. He'll continue to be monitored from day-to-day with his next chance to suit up coming Sunday in Washington.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Seth Curry: Won't play Friday
Curry (knee) has been ruled out for Friday's matchup against Minnesota, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.
Curry has been day-to-day with a lingering knee injury suffered during Wednesday's tilt, and although his MRI results came back negative, he'll be sidelined for at least Friday's contest. Evan Turner and Wade Baldwin could be in line for more minutes as a result. Curry's next chance to take the floor will come Sunday against Washington.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Seth Curry: Day-to-day with knee injury
Curry's MRI results on his injured right knee came back nagative and he is considered day-to-day, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Curry left Wednesday's game against the Lakers after banging knees and was unable to return. He should be considered questionable-at-best for Friday's game against the Timberwolves, and should he be held out of the contest, Nik Stauskas would be in line for some extended action off the bench.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Evan Turner: Stuffs stat sheet on second unit
Turner managed six points (3-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt), seven rebounds, six assists and one block across 27 minutes in the Trail Blazers' 126-117 loss to the Lakers on Wednesday.
Turner managed to generate a serviceable final line due to his work on the boards and as a facilitator, but his shooting slump carried over to a second consecutive game. The 30-year-old is just 5-for-17 from the field -- including 0-for-4 from three-point range -- over his last pair of contests, and he' s now posted single-digit scoring tallies in three of his past four contests overall. Irrespective of his current struggles, Turner should nevertheless continue logging a robust allotment of second-unit minutes that typically fall in the mid-20s at minimum, giving him a chance to return to a more consistent level of production on offense.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Another strong offensive effort in loss
Aminu produced 18 points (7-11 FG, 4-7 3Pt), five rebounds and three blocks across 34 minutes in the Trail Blazers' 126-117 loss to the Lakers on Wednesday.
Despite the disappointing team outcome, Aminu generated a third straight strong offensive performance. In fact, the veteran's scoring total served as a season best, and it came on the strength of a new high-water mark of four made threes. The 28-year-old's three swats were also a season high and pushed his November total to six, following seven-game stretch to open the season when he posted just a sole block.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' C.J. McCollum: Eclipses 20 points again in loss
McCollum tallied 23 points (9-20 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists, one rebound and two steals across 35 minutes in the Trail Blazers' 126-117 loss to the Lakers on Wednesday.
McCollum's efforts were an excellent complement to those of backcourt mate Damian Lillard's, who led the way with a 31-point, 11-assist double-double. The 27-year-old has had a rollercoaster of a month on the scoring front, turning in a trio of sub-20-point efforts, including a season-low eight-point tally. However, McCollum has scored between 23 and 40 points in three of his last four contests, hinting at a return to the level of consistency he typically exhibits.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic: Fills up defensive categories
Nurkic tallied 21 points (7-13 FG, 7-8 FT), 14 rebounds, four blocks and three steals and one assist across 35 minutes in Wednesday's 126-117 loss to the Lakers.
The block and steal totals were both season highs for Nurkic, who supplemented the strong defensive production with another strong showing from the free-throw line. Nurkic's improvement from the charity stripe has been an early boon to his fantasy value, as the Bosnian big man is currently converting at an 80.6 percent rate for the season, nearly 18 points above his career mark. Even if some slight regression comes with his efficiency from the line and the field -- where he's also converting at a career-best 52.5 percent clip -- Nurkic would remain on track to deliver the best fantasy season of his five-year career.... See More ... See Less