NBA Player News
|11/29/2014||Amar'e Stoudemire, F-C|
|Stoudemire scored a season-high 20 points off the bench in Friday's loss at Oklahoma City.
Analysis: Stoudemire came in averaging 11.6 points before breaking out. He shot 7 of 8 and added nine rebounds, giving him 36 boards in the last four games.
|11/29/2014||Tony Parker, PG|
|Parker had 27 points and eight assists in Friday's win over Sacramento.
Analysis: Parker has been on fire of late, averaging 24.5 points on 56.5 percent shooting over the last four games.
|11/29/2014||Arron Afflalo, G-F|
|Afflalo had 22 points in Friday's win over Phoenix.
Analysis: Afflalo is averaging 19.7 points on 58.1 percent shooting over the last three games.
|11/29/2014||Marc Gasol, C|
|Gasol had 26 points, seven rebounds and a season high-tying nine assists in Friday's win at Portland.
Analysis: Gasol is averaging 25.8 points on 59.3 percent shooting to go with 10.0 boards over the last five games.
|11/29/2014||Mike Conley, PG|
|Conley finished one assist shy of a triple-double in Friday's win at Portland.
Analysis: Conley posted 21 points and a career high-tying 10 rebounds. He's scored at least 19 points in five of the last six road games.
|11/29/2014||Wesley Matthews, G-F|
|Matthews had 26 points in Friday's loss to Memphis.
Analysis: Matthews has scored a combined 54 points in the last two games while going 13 of 21 from beyond the arc.
|11/29/2014||DeMar DeRozan, G-F|
|DeRozan suffered a strained left groin in Friday's loss to Dallas.
Analysis: DeRozan slipped and fell on a drive to the basket at 8:23 of the third. He remained down for several minutes, kicking his leg in pain as his concerned teammates gathered around. Eventually, DeRozan stood up and walked gingerly to the locker room. DeRozan finished scoreless for the first time this season, missing all eight shots from the field in 21 minutes.
|11/29/2014||Zach LaVine, PG|
|LaVine scored 18 of his team-high 28 points off the bench in the second quarter to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Los Angeles Lakers 120-119 on Friday night.
Analysis: LaVine played his college ball at UCLA so he showed the fans in Hollywood that he has talent. He played 25 minutes in his Staples Center debut and made 11 of 14 shots.
|11/29/2014||Thaddeus Young, F|
|Young had 22 points for the T-Wolves on Friday.
Analysis: Young had the NBA's worst plus-minus average a season ago at minus-8.3 with the Sixers. He's at minus-1.9 this season with Minnesota.
|11/29/2014||Kobe Bryant, G|
|Bryant failed in the clutch Friday night.
Analysis: Bryant missed a 3-pointer as time expired in the Lakers' one-point loss. He finished with 26 points on 10 for 18 shooting as the once-proud franchise's miserable season continued to spiral downward.
|11/29/2014||Wesley Johnson, G-F|
|Johnson had 19 points against his former club Friday.
Analysis: Johnson was a 2010 first-round pick by the Wolves who developed into a major bust and is one of the reasons Minnesota never improves. Don;t count on him to last too much longer in the NBA.
|11/29/2014||Mo Williams, G|
|Williams had 25 points and 11 assists to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Los Angeles Lakers 120-119 on Friday night.
Analysis: Fantasy owners would like to see 'Mo' of this from Williams, a former All-Star who missed the Wolves' previous game due to illness.
|11/28/2014||Marvin Williams, F|
|Coach Steve Clifford says Williams will miss the next two games with a strained left shoulder, adding to the Charlotte Hornets' injury woes.
Analysis: Cody Zeller, who has elevated his play in his second NBA season, will start Friday night against Golden State. Jason Maxiell will also see additional playing time off the bench. Williams injured his shoulder in the first half of Charlotte's loss Wednesday night to the Portland Trail Blazers and did not return.
|11/28/2014||Carmelo Anthony, F|
|Anthony will miss Friday's game against the Thunder with back spasms.
Analysis: Anthony, who started the day ranked seventh in the league with 23.2 points per game, first experienced the issues in the first half of Monday's 91-86 loss at Houston, and he sat out Wednesday's game at Dallas. Anthony said he couldn't walk or get out of bed at first, but he improved enough to do a light workout on Friday. He didn't put a specific timetable on his return, but said he had hoped to play Friday.
|11/28/2014||Pau Gasol, F-C|
|Gasol had 15 points and 15 rebounds Friday.
Analysis: Gasol has consecutive double-doubles as he prepares for Sunday's matchup with Brooklyn.
|11/28/2014||Jared Sullinger, F-C|
|Sullinger led Boston with 23 points and 10 rebounds Friday.
Analysis: Sullinger notched his fourth double-double.
|11/28/2014||Rajon Rondo, PG|
|Rondo was painfully close to a triple-double Friday.
Analysis: Rondo had eight points, seven rebounds and nine assists as he was matched up with Bulls superstar Derrick Rose. What is painful about this performance is though he was close to a hallowed triple-double, the failure to reach double figures in any category is somewhat of a fantasy flop.
|11/27/2014||Marc Gasol, C|
|Gasol had 19 points and 11 rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Lakers.
Analysis: It was an overall solid night for Gasol, who added four assists, two steals and three blocks. He continues to do it all for the 13-2 Grizzlies.
|11/27/2014||Eric Bledsoe, G|
|Bledsoe had 21 points and matched a season high with 10 assists in Wednesday's win over Denver.
Analysis: Bledsoe gave fantasy owners a scare after going to the locker room, but he was able to return. He's averaging 23.0 points on 53.8 percent shooting in the last two games.
|11/27/2014||Ty Lawson, PG|
|Lawson had 17 points and dished out 12 more assists in Wednesday's loss at Phoenix.
Analysis: Lawson is averaging what would be a career-high 10.0 assists, tied for the NBA's second-best mark.
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