|Sat Nov 1||01:27||Redick had his second consecutive poor shooting night to start s...||J.J. Redick||SG||Magic||Free Agent|
Redick had his second consecutive poor shooting night to start the season Friday, scoring 15 points in 33 minutes, but making just three of his nine field goals.
Redick was able to do most of his damage at the charity stripe against the Lakers, making all eight of his free-throws. He opened up the season against the Thunder on Thursday with just five points in 30 minutes (1-10 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT). Still, Chris Douglas-Roberts only played 14 minutes, so Redick seems to be safe in his starting role for now.
|Sat Nov 1||01:22||Griffin all over floor Friday night against Lakers, scoring 39 p...||Blake Griffin||PF||Clippers||Team Lorin|
Griffin was all over the floor Friday night against the Lakers, scoring 39 points (13-23 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 11-12 FT).
In addition to his scoring outburst, Griffin also had seven rebounds and four assists. He's now scored a total of 62 combined points in his first two games. The surrounding a possible MVP season for Griffin seems to be totally reasonable at this point in the season.
|Sat Nov 1||01:08||Bonner did not get into Friday's game against Suns after startin...||Matt Bonner||PF||Spurs||Free Agent|
Bonner did not get into Friday's game against the Suns after starting in the season opener.
Bonner played 15 minutes in Tuesday's opener against the Mavericks, but finished the game with two rebounds and no points. Austin Daye started in his place Friday, but had his own offensive problems, scoring just six points (2-7 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-0 FT). Jeff Ayres and Aron Baynes also both saw time off the bench.
|Sat Nov 1||00:53||Gay single-handedly led Kings over Trail Blazers on Friday, scor...||Rudy Gay||SF||Grizzlies||Free Agent|
Gay single-handedly led the Kings over the Trail Blazers on Friday, scoring 40 points (13-19 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 11-13 FT).
Gay approached his career-high of 41 points, but also had eight rebounds, an assists and a steal in 36 minutes. He clearly won't score 40 points every night, but the scoring outburst should certainly make owners optimistic.
|Sat Nov 1||00:38||Green played just 22 minutes in Friday night's loss to Suns afte...||Danny Green||SG||Spurs||Free Agent|
Green played just 22 minutes in Friday night's loss to the Suns after playing 34 in the season opener on Tuesday.
Green had a poor shooting night, scoring three points (1-5 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 0-0 FT). Manu Ginobili and Marco Belinelli played over 20 minutes each off the bench. In Tuesday's opener, when Green started at small forward, Ginobili had 28 minutes off the bench. With Kawhi Leonard healthy, the Spurs will likely have Green's minutes split with Ginobili.
|Sat Nov 1||00:34||Daye started Friday's game against Suns and played some valuable...||Austin Daye||PF||Pistons||Buchanalia|
Daye started Friday's game against the Suns and played some valuable minutes in the fourth quarter.
Daye started at power forward, while Tim Duncan slid over to center. However, the experiment hindered the Spurs' offense. Daye scored just six points (2-7 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-0 FT) in 19 minutes. Aron Baynes, Jeff Ayres and Boris Diaw all got minutes off the bench as well. Owners of any of those players, including Daye, should continue to monitor the minutes distribution.
|Sat Nov 1||00:21||Mayo had 25 points (8-13 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 4-6 FT) with three rebound...||O.J. Mayo||SG||Grizzlies||Def Fresh Flow|
Mayo had 25 points (8-13 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 4-6 FT) with three rebounds and five assists in 28 minutes in the win over the 76ers on Friday.
Mayo has opened the season well. Perhaps he wants to prove last year was an aberration. He has provided 42 points with eight 3-pointers in two games. With his early production, Mayo could move into the starting lineup before too long since he is the best scorer on the roster.
|Sat Nov 1||00:03||Sanders provided eight points (4-12 FG, 0-1 FT) with 15 rebounds...||Larry Sanders||PF||Bucks||Free Agent|
Sanders provided eight points (4-12 FG, 0-1 FT) with 15 rebounds and four blocks in 27 minutes in the win over the 76ers on Friday.
Sanders has accumulated nine fouls in the first two games, which has limited his playing time. He showed that his rebound/block production from the 2012-13 season has not gone away. He should be able to build on his performance against Philadelphia.
|Fri Oct 31||23:48||Mbah Moute (back) played 25 minutes and provided six points (2-5...||Luc Mbah a Moute||PF||Bucks||Buchanalia|
Mbah a Moute (back) played 25 minutes and provided six points (2-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT) with three rebounds and two assists in the loss to the Bucks on Friday.
Mbah a Moute missed the opener with the back injury but returned for his game against his first NBA team. He is a defensive ace, but provides limited fantasy impact.
|Fri Oct 31||23:45||Gibson sprained his ankle in Friday's overtime loss to Cavaliers||Taj Gibson||PF||Bulls||The Schellackers|
Gibson sprained his ankle in the Friday's overtime loss to the Cavaliers. He was treated in the locker room and returned in the fourth quarter. The reserve forward finished with 10 points (5-9 FG), three rebounds, and two assists in 28 minutes.
Gibson had a relatively quiet game before getting hurt. His 22-point explosion against the Knicks in the opener was based on an unsustainable 10-of-12 shooting performance. With limited minutes behind Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah, Gibson should be able to duplicate but not better his 2013-14 stats (13.0 points, 6.8 rebounds).
|Fri Oct 31||23:40||Hinrich scored eight straight points in fourth quarter of overti...||Kirk Hinrich||PG/SG||Hawks||The Schellackers|
Hinrich scored eight straight points in the fourth quarter of the overtime loss to the Cavaliers on Friday. He finished with 20 points (7-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT) in 34 minutes.
Hinrich, who looked very spry, did miss a long jumper in regulation after his eight-point binge that could have won the game for the Bulls. He received extra playing time because Derrick Rose sat out after the third quarter with a sprained ankle. Hinrich will continue to start in place of Jimmy Butler (thumb) and provide points and 3-pointers.
|Fri Oct 31||23:34||Noah had eight points (3-7 FG, 2-2 FT) with 13 rebounds, four as...||Joakim Noah||C||Bulls||The Sith Lords|
Noah had eight points (3-7 FG, 2-2 FT) with 13 rebounds, four assists, and three blocks in 37 minutes before fouling out in the overtime loss to Cleveland on Friday.
Noah had a very quiet game in the win over the Knicks with three points and six rebounds, but was vociferous against the Cavs. He may lose some shot opportunities to Pau Gasol, but he will continue to fill the box score a nice mix of with rebounds, assists, and blocks.
|Fri Oct 31||23:31||Gasol provided 15 points (6-18 FG, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds, three...||Pau Gasol||PF/C||Lakers||Team Lorin|
Gasol provided 15 points (6-18 FG, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, and six blocks in 37 minutes in the overtime loss to the Cavaliers on Friday.
Gasol did not have as easy a time in the paint as against the Knicks. He also found more opportunities to block shots in his interesting pairing with Joakim Noah on the defensive end. The former Laker received a bump in minutes because Noah fouled out and Taj Gibson suffering a sprained left ankle.
|Fri Oct 31||23:28||Rose (ankle) underwent X-rays after Friday's game against Cavali...||Derrick Rose||PG||Bulls||Doppelganger|
Rose (ankle) underwent X-rays after Friday's game against the Cavaliers, with the results coming back negative, ESPN Chicago reports. He'll travel with the team to Minnesota with the hope of playing Saturday against the Timberwolves.
Given what has transpired with Rose the previous two seasons, Bulls fans were probably holding their collect breath when the point guard fell victim to another injury, but this one looks to be of the minor variety. It wouldn't be surprising if the Bulls rested Rose on Saturday to prevent the sprain from worsening, so his status is certainly still worth monitoring until he's officially cleared to play his next game. He was productive Friday despite being limited to 25 minutes due to the injury, finishing with 20 points, four rebounds and four assists in the overtime loss.
|Fri Oct 31||23:28||Stuckey (foot) scored 10 points (5-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt) to go along w...||Rodney Stuckey||PG||Pistons||The Schellackers|
Stuckey (foot) scored 10 points (5-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt) to go along with one rebound, two assists and one steal in 13 minutes during the Pacers' 97-89 loss versus the Grizzlies on Friday.
Stuckey (foot) was a bright spot in the loss for the Pacers and has played very well during his short stints so far this season. With the team decimated by injuries already coach Frank Vogel will likely continue to bring Stuckey along slowly as he recovers from his injury, but when the 6-5 combo guard does return to full health he could be in line to see a more plentiful role.
|Fri Oct 31||23:26||Brooks scored 11 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with two assis...||Aaron Brooks||PG||Suns||Buchanalia|
Brooks scored 11 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with two assists in 20 minutes in the overtime loss to Cleveland on Friday.
Brooks looks like the latest of scoring guards off the bench for coach Tom Thibodeau following Nate Robinson and D.J. Augustin. If Derrick Rose's ankle injury proves to keep him off the court, Brooks could get a nice, short-term bump in fantasy value.
|Fri Oct 31||23:18||Love provided 16 points (5-17 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 16 rebounds,...||Kevin Love||PF||Timberwolves||Iavaronis|
Love provided 16 points (5-17 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 16 rebounds, and four assists in 41 minutes in the overtime win against the Bulls on Saturday.
Love did not shoot well in his second game with the Cavaliers, but has been feasting on the glass. He has 30 rebounds in two games. Love found it tough going in the paint against Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol, but most opponents will not provide that kind of defense.
|Fri Oct 31||23:15||James scored 36 points (14-30 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 7-9 FT) with eight re...||LeBron James||SF||Heat||Buchanalia|
James scored 36 points (14-30 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 7-9 FT) with eight rebounds, four assists, and four steals in 42 minutes in the Friday overtime win against Chicago. He scored eight points in the extra period.
James bounced back nicely from his uneven performance in the opener against the Knicks. He was aggressive in going to the basket, particularly in the overtime. It will still take him some time to get used to his new team and teammates, but Friday's game was a great sign of things to come.
|Fri Oct 31||23:11||Prince posted six points (2-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound ...||Tayshaun Prince||SF||Pistons||The Sith Lords|
Prince posted six points (2-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound and one assist in 18 minutes during the Grizzlies' 97-89 win versus the Pacers on Friday.
Having received a DNP-CD in the first game of the season, Prince performed well when called upon on Friday, and may be required to play a larger role short-term if Courtney Lee (head) is forced to miss time. It's possible Prince could draw the start at small forward alongside Tony Allen on Saturday versus the Hornets, but regardless of how coach Dave Joerger decides to use Prince he is likely only worth consideration in the very deepest leagues.
|Fri Oct 31||22:59||Rose (ankle) didn't return to Friday's game against Cavaliers af...||Derrick Rose||PG||Bulls||Doppelganger|
Rose (ankle) didn't return to Friday's game against the Cavaliers after the third quarter.
Rose sprained his left ankle in the second quarter and was able to play the third, but coach Tom Thibodeau didn't feel as though the point guard was moving around well enough to keep going. The Bulls listed him as questionable to return in the fourth quarter, but Thibodeau ended up sticking with the red-hot Kirk Hinrich as his point guard the rest of the way. The severity of Rose's injury is not known at this time, so for now, he looks to be questionable for Saturday's tilt with the Timberwolves.