NBA Player News
|12/7/2013||Tony Allen, G-F||Allen missed Thursday's game against the Clippers due to a bruised hip he suffered in Monday's win over Phoenix.
Analysis: It's not clear if Allen will be available for Saturday's game against Golden State, though he's listed as day-to-day.
|12/7/2013||Kyrie Irving, G||Irving went scoreless for the first time in his career Friday in a 108-89 loss at Atlanta.
Analysis: Irving went 0 of 9 from the field and 0 of 3 from the free-throw line. Look for him to bounce back Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers.
|12/7/2013||Andrew Bynum, C||Bynum had 20 points and a season-high 13 rebounds in Friday's 108-89 loss at Atlanta.
Analysis: Bynum is averaging 18.0 points and 10.0 boards over a three-game stretch, well above his season marks of 8.7 and 5.0.
|12/7/2013||Dion Waiters, SG||Waiters scored a season-high 30 points off the bench in Friday's 108-89 loss at Atlanta.
Analysis: Waiters, who had five points in the previous game, remains too inconsistent to be a regular fantasy contributor at this point.
|12/7/2013||Khris Middleton, F||Middleton had a career-high 29 points in Friday's 109-105 overtime win at Washington.
Analysis: Middleton has been fairly productive of late, posting 14.9 points in the last eight games. Fantasy owners in need of scoring may want to give him a shot.
|12/7/2013||John Wall, PG||Wall had 30 points and eight assists in Friday's 109-105 overtime loss to Milwaukee.
Analysis: Wall continues to come up big for fantasy owners. He remains one of the best fantasy point guards in the NBA.
|12/7/2013||Trevor Ariza, G-F||Ariza had 22 points and 12 rebounds in Friday's overtime loss to Milwaukee.
Analysis: Ariza has been sensational over the last three games, posting a combined 70 points on 67.7 percent from the field.
|12/7/2013||Stephen Curry, G||Curry had 22 points but was just 5 of 14 from the field with eight turnovers in Friday's loss at Houston.
Analysis: Curry, who had been 44 of 84 (52.4 percent) including 18 for 35 from 3-point range over his last four games, hit just one 3-pointer on five attempts.
|12/7/2013||Klay Thompson, G-F||Thompson was held to a season-low five points on 2-of-10 shooting in Friday's loss at Houston.
Analysis: Thompson has been inefficient over his last five games, shooting 35.7 percent from the field, though strangely he's hit 42.2 percent of his looks from 3-point range during that stretch.
|12/7/2013||James Harden, G-F||Harden continued his recent tear with 34 points in Friday's win over Golden State.
Analysis: Harden has scored 31-plus in three of his last four games. He was 13 of 22 Friday after, two nights after a miserable 3-for-17 shooting performance against Phoenix.
|12/6/2013||Luol Deng, F||Deng had 20 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat LeBron James and the Miami Heat 107-87 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Deng is averaging 26.2 points in the last six games.
|12/6/2013||Taj Gibson, F-C||Gibson scored 19 points as the Chicago Bulls beat LeBron James and the Miami Heat 107-87 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Gibson is averaging 21.5 points and shooting 66.7 percent (36 of 54) in his last four games.
|12/6/2013||Carlos Boozer, F-C||Boozer scored 27 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat LeBron James and the Miami Heat 107-87 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Boozer was averaging 7.3 points on 33.3 percent shooting in his previous three games.
|12/6/2013||Zach Randolph, F-C||Randolph had his 10th double-double of the season in Thursday's loss to the Clippers, posting 12 points and 10 rebounds after missing the previous two contests following surgery for an ingrown toenail.
Analysis: Z-Bo remains a threat for a double-double any night he steps on the court, but he hasn't exactly been efficient lately, shooting 33.9 percent over his last four games.
|12/6/2013||Blake Griffin, F-C||Griffin was just 5 of 15 from the floor in Thursday's win over the Grizzlies, finishing with 14 points and nine rebounds.
Analysis: Griffin's second-worst shooting performance this season didn't stop him from nearly posting a double-double. He's also been a much better free-throw shooter of late, hitting all four tries Thursday and going 37 for 50 (74.0 percent) over his last eight contests.
|12/6/2013||DeAndre Jordan, C||Jordan turned in his eighth double-double in Thursday's win over Memphis with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
Analysis: Jordan is efficient from the field (he was 4 of 6 Thursday and is shooting 60.8 percent on the season) and his 12.9 rebounds per game trailed only Kevin Love for the league lead after Thursday's games.
|12/6/2013||Nate Robinson, G||The NBA has fined Robinson $25,000 for criticizing the officials following Denver's 97-95 victory over the Knicks last week.
Analysis: Robinson's comments came after he drew a technical foul in the fourth quarter of the Nov. 29 game in Denver.
|12/6/2013||Kyle Korver, G-F||Korver has set an NBA record by making a 3-pointer in his 90th straight game.
Analysis: Korver hit the shot Friday night for Atlanta in the first quarter against Cleveland. He broke the mark of 89 games in a row set by Dana Barros from 1994-96. Korver is an 11-year veteran from Creighton. He missed his first 3-point shot against the Cavs before hitting. He entered the game having made 46.7 percent of his 3-point tries (233-for-499) during the streak.
|12/6/2013||Michael Carter-Williams, PG||Carter-Williams missed Friday's game against Charlotte due to a sore right knee.
Analysis: Carter-Williams' status for Saturday's contest versus Denver is unclear.
|12/6/2013||Tyreke Evans, G-F||Evans was helped off the court after rolling his left ankle Friday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Analysis: Pelicans officials say he has a left ankle sprain and is unable to return.
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