Breaking NBA Player News & Lineup Alarms
G - Bkn
Deron Williams (ankle) will not play against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. He's doubtful for the Knicks on Thursday. (RotoInfo.com) (12/02)
C - Was
Nene will play Monday vs the Magic. He called his Achilles pain 'sharp,' but is willing to tough it out. (RotoInfo.com) (12/02)
F - Bkn
Paul Pierce has a non-displaced fracture of the third metacarpal in his right hand. He's expected to be out 2-4 weeks. (RotoInfo.com) (12/02)
G - LAL
Updated: Lakers guard Jordan Farmar suffered a moderate left hamstring strain in Sunday's game against the Blazers the team announced.Farmar played less than a minute before suffering the injury, and the team is calling him day-to-day. (RotoInfo.com) (12/02)
Expert Advice: The Lakers don't play again until Friday, so the team will have plenty of time to evaluate the extent of his injury and set a timetable for his return. If Farmar is out for an extended amount of time, expect Steve Blake to see a significant bump in playing time at the point guard position, while Steve Nash remains sidelined.
C - LAL
Pau Gasol plans to undergo an MRI on his sprained right ankle Monday, which was sore after 25 minutes of action in the loss to the Trail Blazers Sunday. (RotoInfo.com) (12/02)
Expert Advice: The MRI is just a precautionary one as the ankle is still bothering Gasol, who had one of his worst games Sunday scoring just six points on 3 of 15 shooting and a season-low five boards. Fortunately, he and the Lakers do not play again until Friday, so as long as the MRI comes back negative he should well rested and ready to go for Friday's game.
F - Ind
David West finished with a double-double, 24 points, 12 rebounds in win over the Clippers. (RotoInfo.com) (12/02)
Expert Advice: It was just the fourth double-double for West on the season, but three of them have come in his last seven games.
G - LAC
Chris Paul picked up his 15th double-double in his first 17 games as he scored 17 points and dished out 10 assists in the 105-100 loss to the Pacers. (RotoInfo.com) (12/02)
F - Phi
Evan Turner scored 20 points in the Sixers' loss to the Pistons Sunday. It was Turner's 14th 20-point game in 17 games this season. Turner scored at least 20 points just 17 times in 82 games last season. (RotoInfo.com) (12/02)
Expert Advice: Turner is on pace of setting career-highs in just about every category this season, as he continues to take advantage of additional shot attempts following the departure of Jrue Holliday in the offseason. On the season Turner is now averaging 21.3 PPG, which is an eight point jump from his final statline from last season.
C - Det
Andre Drummond is the first player with at least 30 points, 19 rebounds and six steals in a one game since Hakeem Olajuwon did back on November 27th, 1990. (RotoInfo.com) (12/02)
Expert Advice: Drummond continued his hot start to the season into December, after recording his third straight double-double in the Pistons win over the Sixers. Outside of his poor free throw shooting (32.1% FT%), Drummond is one of the best fantasy contributors in field goal percentage, rebounding and steals. At the age of 20, he still has much room for growth, so let's hope he can correct his efforts from the charity stripe because he has all the talent in the world to be a top fantasy contributor.
F - OKC
Kevin Durant became the first player, since Michael Jordan on January 16, 1988, to put up at least 30 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, four steals and four blocks in a game. (RotoInfo.com) (12/02)
Expert Advice: Let's not compare him to Michael Jordan just yet (he needs some rings), but Durant sure knows how to fill the box score. According to the ESPN player rater, Durant is currently the fifth best player in all of fantasy behind only LeBron James, Chris Paul, Anthony Davis and Kevin Love.
C - LAL
Lakers backup center Robert Sacre had career highs in points with 12 and rebounds with seven in loss to Blazers. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
F - LAL
Xavier Henry scored a career-high 27 points to lead all Lakers in scoring in 29 minutes off the bench of the 114-108 loss to the Trail Blazers. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
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G - NY
Knicks rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 21 points in 25 minutes off the bench in the loss to the Pelicans. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
F - NO
Tyreke Evan's thievery continued as he had his second straight game of four steals, while adding 24 points, seven assists, and a board in 35 minutes of the bench of their 103-99 win over the Lakers. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
C - NO
Ryan Anderson led the Pelicans with 31 points in 36 minutes off the bench on 11 of 12 shooting, 7 of 11 from the long line, to go with six rebounds. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
Expert Advice: With Anthony Davis likely to miss an extended amount of time with a fractured hand, Ryan Anderson will likely move into the starting rotation. Anderson is averaging 20.7 points (54% from 3-point range) and about six rebounds per game this season, and should expect to have more 30 minute-plus games going forward.
G - LAL
Update: Jordan Farmar (strained left hamstring) won't return Sunday. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
Expert Advice: Farmar will undergo tests on Monday to determine the severity of the injury, but early indications are that it may cost Farmar to miss some time. On the positive side, the Lakers do not play again until Friday.
G - LAL
Jordan Farmar went to the Lakers locker room with an injury. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
G - LAL
Kobe Bryant was at shoot around this morning, but was ruled out for Sunday. A Friday return for Kobe is a possibility. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
C - NO
Update: Anthony Davis suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. A timetable for his return is has not been determined. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
Expert Advice: Anthony Davis fractured his hand while trying to catch alley oop, he said, 'I got fouled and hit my hand on the rim.' Clippers J.J. Redick recently broke a small bone in his hand (and tore his ulnar collateral ligament) and will be out 6-8 weeks, so although it seems Redick's injury is a little more serious, this should kind of give you an idea of a possible timetable for Davis' return for the time being.
F - Por
Wesley Matthews appeared to tweak his hip during his pregame shooting regimen. He'll play vs Lakers, but it's something to monitor. (RotoInfo.com) (12/01)
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