NBA Player News
|2/24/2017||Willie Cauley-Stein, Sac, F-C|
|Cauley-Stein had a career-high 29 points and 10 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings, playing for the first time since trading DeMarcus Cousins, beat the Denver Nuggets 116-100 on Thursday night.
Analysis: With Cousins gone, it appears Cauley-Stein is in line for more minutes.
|2/24/2017||Skal Labissiere, Sac, F-C|
|Labissiere had a career-high 12 points in his ninth career game Thursday.
Analysis: Labissiere was a surprise contributor early. The seldom-used rookie came off the bench in the opening quarter and had eight first-half points.
|2/24/2017||Buddy Hield, Sac, SG|
|In his Kings' debut Thursday, Buddy Hield scored 16 points.
Analysis: Hield came off the bench Thursday, but could be a starter in no time.
|2/24/2017||Darren Collison, Sac, G|
|Collison had 15 points and 10 assists Thursday.
Analysis: He's averaged 17.9 points in the last nine games.
|2/24/2017||Gary Harris, Den, G-F|
|Harris made five 3-pointers and had 23 points for Denver on Thursday.
Analysis: Harris has averaged 18.6 points and shot 50.7 percent in the last five games.
|2/24/2017||Wilson Chandler, Den, F|
|Chandler had 18 points and 10 boards Thursday.
Analysis: He's averaged 17.3 points in his last seven games.
|2/24/2017||Stephen Curry, GS, G|
|Curry scored 17 of his 35 points in a 3-point flurry over the final 3:37 of the third quarter in the Warriors' win over the Clippers on Friday.
Analysis: Curry bounced back after totaling just 24 points on 8 of 32 shooting in his two previous games. In four games this season against the Clippers, he's averaged 31.5 points on 55.1 percent shooting, 7.0 assists and 5.8 rebounds. Curry's also 18 for 35 from long range in the past three matchups.
|2/24/2017||Kevin Durant, GS, F|
|Durant had 25 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in Friday's win over the Clippers.
Analysis: Since a 10-point effort at Sacramento on Feb. 4, Durant has averaged 25.2 points on 55.7 percent shooting - 14 of 29 from long range - with 8.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists in six games.
|2/24/2017||DeAndre Jordan, LAC, C|
|Jordan notched his 25th double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds Thursday at Golden State.
Analysis: Jordan reached double figures in rebounds for the seventh consecutive game, averaging 14.1.
|2/24/2017||Nerlens Noel, Dal, F-C|
|Noel will not make his Mavs debut Friday against the Timberwolves but is expected to do so Saturday against the Pelicans.
Analysis: Dallas finishes a back-to-back Saturday, and the Mavs could definitely use him against the revamped front line of DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis. It's possible Noel will start.
|2/24/2017||Ersan Ilyasova, Atl, F|
|Ilyasova will make his Hawks debut Friday after being acquired from the 76ers during the All-Star break.
Analysis: Ilyasova's production could take a hit with this move. He had been starting with the 76ers and would have continued to get major playing time following the trade of Nerlens Noel and the ongoing injury woes of Joel Embiid. Now Ilyasova must play behind Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard.
|2/24/2017||Serge Ibaka, Tor, F-C|
|Ibaka will make his Raptors debut Friday against Boston.
Analysis: It appears likely that Ibaka will be part of the starting lineup in his first game since being acquired from the Magic.
|2/24/2017||Dennis Schroder, Atl, PG|
|The Hawks have suspended Schroder for or one game - Friday against Miami - for failure to report to the team on time after the All-Star break.
Analysis: Schroder had started all 56 of Atlanta's games before the break, averaging 17.5 points and 6.3 assists. "Dennis has played an important role for our team and been a significant contributor to our success this season," coach Mike Budenholzer said. "We are disappointed that he did not return to the team on time and we have discussed this with him. We look forward to him rejoining the team in Orlando (Saturday) night."
|2/24/2017||Al Jefferson, Ind, F-C|
|Jefferson will miss Friday's game against the Grizzlies because of dental pain.
Analysis: If the pain in his mouth is so bad that he even has to miss one game, it's possible Jefferson will have to sit out a pair because the Pacers have a quick turnaround with Saturday's matchup against Miami.
|2/24/2017||Kyle Lowry, Tor, PG|
|Lowry has a right wrist injury that could sideline him for an extended period.
Analysis: Coach Dwane Casey announced before the game against the Boston Celtics on Friday night that the All-Star guard would miss the contest after having X-rays and would have further evaluation over the weekend. "That's a huge blow for us," Casey said. "I don't know how long he's going to be out. It's not going to be a one-day thing."
|2/24/2017||Victor Oladipo, OKC, G|
|Oladipo won't play Friday against the Lakers due to back spasms.
Analysis: This wasn't something that bothered Oladipo before the All-Star break, so it appears this is a new injury that could be a nagging issue.
|2/24/2017||Corey Brewer, LAL, G-F|
|Brewer will be available to make his Lakers debut Friday.
Analysis: Brewer was averaging 4.2 points for Houston, and has no fantasy value.
|2/24/2017||Darrell Arthur, Den, F-C|
|Arthur is sick but will play Friday.
Analysis: He has no fantasy value.
|2/24/2017||Paul George, Ind, F|
|George is staying Indiana, but had only nine points on 3-of-12 shooting in Friday's win over Memphis, and limped off the court with an apparent leg injury late in the game.
Analysis: He did have nine boards, but has averaged 13 points on 26-percent shooting in the last three games. The injury, however, becomes his main issue.
|2/24/2017||Troy Daniels, Mem, G|
|Daniels had 13 points off the bench Friday.
Analysis: He totaled 17 points in the previous three games.
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