NBA Player News
|1/31/2015||Brook Lopez, C|
|Lopez went off for a season-high 35 points and 12 rebounds in Friday's overtime loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Lopez also came up with three steals and three blocks for his most complete effort in recent memory. He clearly still has plenty left in the tank.
|1/31/2015||Kyrie Irving, G|
|Irving scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting in Friday's win over Sacramento.
Analysis: Irving has been extremely efficient during Cleveland's nine-game winning streak, averaging 27.6 points on 53.6 percent shooting.
|1/31/2015||Jarrett Jack, G|
|Jack poured in a career-high 35 points to go with 13 assists in Friday's overtime loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Jack continues to come up big for fantasy owners. He's dished out at least seven assists in six of the last seven games while averaging 19.4 points.
|1/31/2015||DeMarcus Cousins, F-C|
|Cousins had 21 points and 13 rebounds but was 5 of 17 from the floor Friday against the Kings.
Analysis: Cousins, who was named as the All-Star replacement for the injured Kobe Bryant earlier in the day, has a double-double in 10 of his last 11 games.
|1/31/2015||DeMar DeRozan, G-F|
|DeRozan had 26 points and a season-high nine assists in Friday's overtime win at Brooklyn.
Analysis: DeRozan appears to be getting his groove back. He's scored at least 24 points in three of the last four games while shooting a combined 49.2 percent.
|1/31/2015||Rudy Gay, F|
|Gay had 20 points on 6-of-16 shooting with nine rebounds in Friday's loss at Cleveland.
Analysis: Gay is shooting 40.0 percent on the road compared to 48.2 percent at home.
|1/31/2015||Amir Johnson, F-C|
|Johnson came out of nowhere to score 24 points in Friday's overtime win at Brooklyn.
Analysis: Johnson, who had scored six points in each of the previous two games, doesn't have much fantasy value.
|1/31/2015||LeBron James, F|
|James had 19 points and seven assists Friday against the Kings after sitting out Wednesday against Portland with a sprained wrist.
Analysis: It wasn't a spectacular performance by any means but James seemed OK in spite of the injury. "It was a little sore, obviously, being in live action, but it was good," James said.
|1/31/2015||Lou Williams, G|
|Williams scored 25 points in Friday's overtime win at Brooklyn.
Analysis: Williams, averaging 15.4 points off the bench, has scored a combined 52 in the last two games.
|1/31/2015||Kevin Love, F-C|
|Love had 23 points and 10 rebounds for his 26th double-double Friday against the Kings.
Analysis: Love had been averaging just 13.3 points on 34.0 percent shooting over his last eight games, so perhaps this is a sign that better times are ahead for owners.
|1/31/2015||LaMarcus Aldridge, F-C|
|Aldridge turned in another monster game in Friday's 105-99 loss at Atlanta.
Analysis: Aldridge finished with 37 points and 11 rebounds after putting up 38 and 11 two nights earlier. He's averaging 35.7 points in his last three road games.
|1/31/2015||Eric Gordon, SG|
|Gordon had a season-high 28 points and hit 10 of his 20 shots with seven assists Friday against the Clippers.
Analysis: Gordon is obviously talented enough to be worth owning, but his volatility makes it more difficult for owners to decide when to play him. He's averaging 15.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting in 14 games since returning from a torn left labrum.
|1/31/2015||Paul Millsap, F-C|
|Millsap scored a team-high 21 points in Friday's 105-99 win over Portland, Atlanta's 18th consecutive victory.
Analysis: Millsap is averaging 22.8 points over the last four games, up from his season mark of 17.3.
|1/31/2015||DeAndre Jordan, C|
|Jordan had 12 points and 15rebounds for his 24th double-double Friday against the Pelicans.
Analysis: Jordan, who was 6 of 7 from the floor, leads the NBA with a ridiculous 73.3 field-goal percentage. The single-season record is Wilt Chamberlain's 72.7 percent mark from 1972-73, his final season.
|1/31/2015||Chris Paul, PG|
|Paul had 24 points with eight rebounds and seven assists Friday versus New Orleans.
Analysis: Paul has been stuffing the stat sheet even more than usual lately, averaging 20.8 points on 55.2 percent shooting with 8.3 assists and 6.5 rebounds over his last four games.
|1/31/2015||Ryan Anderson, F-C|
|Anderson had 24 points on 6-of-17 shooting Friday against the Clippers, though he was 5 of 11 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Anderson is shooting a career-worst 35.3 percent from 3-point range but could be trending up after going 11 of 22 in his last four contests.
|1/31/2015||Charlie Villanueva, PF|
|Villanueva scored a season-high 20 points, and the Dallas Mavericks went on an incredible 37-2 run in the second half to embarrass the Miami Heat 93-72 on Friday night.
Analysis: Villanueva had a total of two points in his prior three games and is averaging 5.4 this season.
|1/31/2015||Gordon Hayward, G-F|
|Hayward scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as the Utah Jazz upset the league's highest-scoring team, the Golden State Warriors, 110-100 on Friday night.
Analysis: Hayward is averaging 22.2 points and 7.0 rebounds in his last five games.
|1/31/2015||Stephen Curry, G|
|Curry had 32 points in a 110-100 loss at Utah on Friday night.
Analysis: The effort matches Curry's best scoring performance in the past 19 games. He's scored 32 on three occasions in that stretch.
|1/31/2015||Goran Dragic, G|
|Dragic had 21 as the Phoenix Suns held off the Chicago Bulls 99-93 on Friday night.
Analysis: Dragic, averaging 16.7 points, has a combined 41 in his last two games after totaling 12 in his prior two.
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