|Thu Dec 12||04:01||Jermaine O'Neal (wrist) contemplating surgery||Jermaine O`Neal||C||Celtics||Free Agent|
Jermaine O'Neal is contemplating season-ending surgery on his right (shooting) wrist according to the Associated Press.
While that doesn't sound great we're pretty sure O'Neal wants to be along for the playoff ride, and as long as he's not hurting the team he's a solid bet to grind it out. The situation could ensure that Draymond Green gets 25 minutes per night going forward, and from there the Warriors will turn to Hilton Armstrong and Marreese Speights to backup Andrew Bogut.
|Thu Dec 12||03:50||Brandan Wright could debut on Saturday||Brandan Wright||PF||NJ Nets||Free Agent|
Brandan Wright (shoulder) could make his debut in Saturday's game against the Bucks.
The Mavericks are off Thursday and Friday and it would be a welcomed sight after DeJuan Blair and Samuel Dalembert didn't play well on Wednesday at Golden State. Wright has some terrific upside for his blocks, but there is quite a bit of risk associated with picking him up considering the fluidity at the center position for Dallas.
|Source: Marc Spears on Twitter|
|Thu Dec 12||02:48||Elliot Williams returned to action on Wednesday December 11.||Elliot Williams||PG||Trailblazers||Free Agent|
Elliot Williams returned to action on Wednesday December 11.
|Thu Dec 12||02:03||Anthony Tolliver gets a DNP-CD||Anthony Tolliver||PF||Timberwolves||Iavaronis|
Anthony Tolliver was a DNP-CD (coach's decision) on Wednesday night.
He played 34 minutes on Monday, but he didn't get any playing time with Jeff Taylor back in the lineup. Tolliver has been apprehensive in scoring that ball all year and the addition of Chris Douglas-Roberts isn't a vote of confidence. Those that picked him up can cut him loose.
|Thu Dec 12||01:54||Stephen Curry leads Warriors in comeback win||Stephen Curry||PG||Warriors||Iavaronis|
Stephen Curry hit 13-of-25 shots and six 3-pointers on his way to 33 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and eight turnovers in Wednesday's exciting comeback win over the Mavericks.
The Warriors were down all night and Curry's late heroics resulted in yet another unlikely win. They did the same thing last Tuesday against the Raptors, and while tonight's win wasn't quite as dramatic, it was just as impressive, considering the Warriors were down 55-44 at halftime to a good team. Curry is having a fabulous season, as expected, and the fact the Warriors pulled this one off on a night when Klay Thompson hit just 3-of-14 shots tells you just how good Curry is. He's regrettably committed eight turnovers in two of his last four games, but is still averaging just 4.8 of them over his last five, despite that fact.
|Thu Dec 12||01:49||Andrew Bogut hauls in 18 rebounds in win||Andrew Bogut||C||Bucks||Free Agent|
Andrew Bogut had six points, a season-high 18 rebounds and two blocks in 35 minutes of Wednesday's thrilling, comeback win over the Mavericks.
This was Bogut's best regular-season rebounding game since February of 2011 and he's finally healthy for the first time in years. He's not scoring much, but his averages of 7.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 26 minutes and 67 percent shooting over his last five games mean that he should be owned and started in almost all fantasy leagues.
|Thu Dec 12||01:43||Shawn Marion keeps up his consistency||Shawn Marion||SF||Mavericks||The Schellackers|
Shawn Marion scored 12 points with nine boards, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday.
He's no longer the stud he used to be, but Marion is putting up fifth-round value on the season and should be owned in all leagues. The Matrix's 2005-06 season is the only time a player in the history of the NBA had season averages of a double-double with one steal, one block and one 3-pointer. He won't be that good, but his owners should trust him enough to keep him on their roster.
|Thu Dec 12||01:42||DeJuan Blair quiet in loss to Warriors||DeJuan Blair||C||Spurs||Iavaronis|
DeJuan Blair started again at center for the Mavericks and hit 2-of-8 shots for four points, nine rebounds, two assists, zero steals and zero blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.
Blair has been starting over Samuel Dalembert since Dec. 3, but has struggled in three of five games since getting the promotion. He's scored 4, 4 and 2 points in three of his five starts, and hasn't hit double digits in rebounds since Nov. 29. He's also not blocking shots, and his 7.4 points, 6.0 boards and 0.2 blocks over his last five games leaves plenty of be desired. It's possible he turns it around soon, but for now, he's not worth starting in most instances.
|Thu Dec 12||01:21||Jason Thompson has 11 & 6 in start at PF||Jason Thompson||PF||Kings||The Schellackers|
Jason Thompson started at power forward and had 11 points and six rebounds in 34 minutes Wednesday.
He hit 3-of-8 shots and it's important to note that Rudy Gay didn't play in this one. Gay will be ready for their next game and it's quite possible that Derrick Williams will slide over to start at power forward instead of small forward. And if it happens, Thompson's fantasy value will take a big hit, not that he had much to begin with.
|Thu Dec 12||01:21||Kevin Love scores 26 points vs Sixers||Kevin Love||PF||Timberwolves||Iavaronis|
Kevin Love scored 26 points with 15 boards, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes against the Sixers on Wednesday.
The Sixers have given up some huge lines to power forwards this year, so Love owners might be mildly disappointed by his 9-of-21 shooting. Obviously, there is nothing to worry about with the league's leading rebounder while he's averaging 2.2 treys. He's also the only player in the NBA averaging a double-doube with at least 0.3 triples per game.
|Thu Dec 12||01:13||Nikola Pekovic continues to roll for Wolves||Nikola Pekovic||C||Timberwolves||Free Agent|
Nikola Pekovic continued his excellent play on Wednesday during a 106-99 win over the Sixers with 20 points, 10 boards, three assists and one block on 9-of-15 shooting.
He may look like a super villain, but his fantasy owners certainly like what he's doing right now. Over Pekovic's last five games, he's averaged 19.8 points and 9.2 boards on 53.2 percent from the field. He's as healthy as ever and is starting to get acclimated to the Rick Adelman system.
|Thu Dec 12||01:11||Richard Jefferson scores 20 in win over Kings||Richard Jefferson||SF||Spurs||Def Fresh Flow|
Richard Jefferson got hot and hit 7-of-9 shots for 20 points, three assists, a steal and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes of Wednesday's blowout win over the Kings.
If you catch RJ on the right night, like tonight, he can help you win a daily league, but is far too inconsistent to be relied upon in most leagues. He has scored 13, 13 and 20 points in his last three games, but is due to fall off a cliff now that Derrick Favors and Marvin Williams are back for the Jazz. Prior to his three-game mini explosion he scored a total of 10 points in his previous three games.
|Thu Dec 12||01:07||Derrick Favors has 17 & 7 in return||Derrick Favors||PF||Jazz||Free Agent|
Derrick Favors returned from a back injury and had 17 points, seven rebounds and three blocks on 6-of-9 shooting in Wednesday's blowout win over the Kings.
Favors played 25 minutes and as long as he feels good when he wakes up, should be back in all fantasy lineups going forward.
|Thu Dec 12||01:05||Marvin Williams returns to starting lineup||Marvin Williams||SF||Hawks||Team Erik|
Marvin Williams returned from his heel injury and was in the starting lineup, going for eight points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 3-of-8 shooting in 28 minutes on Wednesday.
Enes Kanter was back on the bench with both Marvin and Derrick Favors back, and while Marvin didn't do much tonight, he is worth keeping a close eye on now that he is back in action. The 3-pointers have been there for Williams this season and the five assists are the most he's had in a game since 2008. As long as he's starting, he's worth a look in 12-team leagues.
|Thu Dec 12||01:04||Kevin Martin has his worst game of the year||Kevin Martin||SG||Rockets||The Schellackers|
Kevin Martin had his worst game of the season on Wednesday, shooting 1-of-9 from the field for five points with two assists and one steal in 28 minutes.
He missed part of Tuesday's practice with knee soreness, but just because he had a bad game it can't be blamed on the injury. Martin does have some knee injuries over his career, so his owners will want to check back to make sure he's good to go for Friday's game against the Spurs.
|Thu Dec 12||00:56||Evan Turnover: Sixers SF has nine TOs in loss||Evan Turner||SG||76ers||Def Fresh Flow|
Evan Turner turned the ball over nine times against the Wolves on Wednesday to go with 13 points, eight boards, four assists and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.
His turnovers have spiked a bit over his last five games with 4.6 per night in that span. Turner is still putting up decent numbers in points, threes, rebounds and assists, but he's not doing much else.
|Thu Dec 12||00:41||James Anderson scores 16 points off bench||James Anderson||SG||Spurs||Free Agent|
James Anderson played 31 minutes off the bench on Wednesday during a loss to the Wolves, scoring 16 points with eight boards, two assists and two 3-pointers on 5-of-8 shooting.
Hollis Thompson looked like a rookie tonight and had four fouls in 19 minutes, so Anderson get a little more run than usual. Anderson has been a weak spot for the Sixers on defense, which suggests why it's a unlikely he will get his starting job back. In his five games off the bench before tonight, Anderson averaged 9.4 points and 0.8 triples in 21.0 minutes, so he'll need to string a couple games together before we can sign off on him as a pickup.
|Thu Dec 12||00:31||Blake Griffin rolls ankle, should play Thurs.||Blake Griffin||PF||Clippers||Team Lorin|
Blake Griffin rolled his left ankle in Wednesday's win over the Celtics and had it taped after the game.
He said he will play against the Nets on Thursday night. Griffin has been a warrior for most of his career and has missed just two games since his debut in 2010. His fantasy owners should expect him to play, but it wouldn't hurt to check back for an update to make sure.
|Source: Brad Turner on Twitter|
|Thu Dec 12||00:07||Spencer Hawes 20 points in bounce-back game||Spencer Hawes||C||76ers||The Schellackers|
Spencer Hawes bounced back from an ugly game on Monday with a line of 20 points, six boards, three assists, three blocks and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.
It would have taken the ultimate worrier to be genuinely concerned after his two-point dud on Monday. Hawes is putting up second-round value this season thanks to his fantasy friendly averages of 15.1 points, 9.7 boards, 3.1 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.8 triples on 49.6 percent from the field.
|Wed Dec 11||23:52||Andrea Bargnani has another bad game||Andrea Bargnani||C||Raptors||The Sith Lords|
Andrea Bargnani played 27 minutes in a win over the Bulls on Wednesday, finishing with eight points, three boards, one assist, one steal and one block.
The milk has gone bad for Bargnani over his last four, shooting just 32.0 percent from the field for 9.5 points, 4.3 boards, 1.0 blocks and 0.8 triples. Things aren't looking up for his value with Tyson Chandler coming back at some point and Amare Stoudemire outplaying him, so it's not too bad of an idea to cut him for a hot free agent.