|Thu Dec 18||04:58||West scored 17 points (8-15 FG, 1-2 FT) and added 10 rebounds, o...||David West||PF||NO Hornets||Free Agent|
West scored 17 points (8-15 FG, 1-2 FT) and added 10 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes of action against the Clippers on Wednesday.
West continues to be a solid fantasy player, not spectacular but consistent.
|Thu Dec 18||04:17||Watson (Illness) scored 12 points (3-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 6-7 FT) and ...||C.J. Watson||PG||Bulls||Free Agent|
Watson (Illness) scored 12 points (3-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 6-7 FT) and added four assists in 29 minutes of action against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.
Watson is averaging 15.0 points, 4.3 assists and 1.5 3Pt per game over his last four games. He has been decent for owners who have snagged him while George Hill (quad) remains out. George Hill will return shortly, but this team has a lineup as fluid as a glass of water. Without Paul George, the Pacers have been miserable and searching for a scoring boost. If Watson maintains 15.0 points per game, he will certainly find a place in the lineup.
|Thu Dec 18||03:50||Andersen scored six points (3-6 FG) and added nine rebounds and ...||Chris Andersen||C||Nuggets||Free Agent|
Andersen scored six points (3-6 FG) and added nine rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes of play against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.
As long as Chris Bosh (calf) is out, Andersen will accumulate more minutes. He received ten more minutes on Wednesday than his season average and was almost able to get a double-double. Andersen is likely to score little, but even a ten point output in combination with ten rebounds would be a solid short term option while Chris bosh is without a certain timetable to return.
|Thu Dec 18||01:15||Favors (ankle) scored 11 points (3-8 FG, 5-7 Ft) with six reboun...||Derrick Favors||PF||Jazz||Free Agent|
Favors (ankle) scored 11 points (3-8 FG, 5-7 Ft) with six rebounds, a steal and a block in 33 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Heat.
It wasn't the most impressive performance, but Favors' owners should be happy to see him play big minutes without any issues after he missed the previous two games with an ankle injury. Look for the Jazz big man to get back to his usual production soon enough.
|Thu Dec 18||00:56||Green scored 25 points (9-17 FG, 7-13 3Pt), seven rebounds, thre...||Danny Green||SG||Spurs||Free Agent|
Green scored 25 points (9-17 FG, 7-13 3Pt), seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and five blocks in 52 minutes during the Spurs' 117-116 loss versus the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Green went scoreless in the first half, but absolutely exploded in the second half and overtime periods. If someone got impatient and dropped him, he's definitely worth picking up in most leagues, and especially in category leagues, as he is contributing impressive defensive numbers to go along with his typically stellar three-point shooting.
|Thu Dec 18||00:26||Koufos posted 16 points (8-10 FG), seven rebounds and two blocks...||Kosta Koufos||C||Nuggets||Free Agent|
Koufos posted 16 points (8-10 FG), seven rebounds and two blocks in 17 minutes during the Grizzlies' 117-116 3OT win versus the Spurs on Wednesday.
Koufos' performance helped the Grizzlies weather the Spurs' second half storm and pull out a hard fought win against the defending champs. Still, his production is inconsistent at best with limited minutes available behind Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph down low.
|Wed Dec 17||23:03||Johnson scored 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-6 FT) with nine rebounds and...||Amir Johnson||PF||Raptors||Free Agent|
Johnson scored 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-6 FT) with nine rebounds and a block in 31 minutes before fouling out of Wednesday's win over the Nets.
He's been struggling recently, averaging just 8.2 points and 4.4 boards over his previous five games coming into Wednesday, so both the Raptors and Johnson's fantasy owners have to hope that this performance is a sign that he's beginning to perk up.
|Wed Dec 17||22:43||Amundson appeared in game for first time in Dec||Lou Amundson||PF||Warriors||Free Agent|
Amundson appeared in a game for the first time in Dec. 8 and played three minutes with two points (2-2 FT) in the loss to the Hawks on Saturday.
Amundson only appears in blow outs and, unfortunately for the Cavaliers, they were on the wrong end of Wednesday's game. He is a practice body, but not much more.
|Wed Dec 17||21:58||Stephenson injured his groin during third quarter of Wednesday's...||Lance Stephenson||SG||Pacers||Free Agent|
Stephenson injured his groin during the third quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Suns, returning briefly in the fourth quarter before heading to the locker room for good.
He finished with just seven points (3-8 FG, 0-2 3P, 1-1 FT), four rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes. Stephenson's first season in Charlotte has been a very disappointing one, and an injury won't improve matters.
|Wed Dec 17||21:27||Casspi (knee) doubtful for Thursday's matchup with Bucks||Omri Casspi||SF||Kings||Free Agent|
Casspi (knee) is doubtful for Thursday's matchup with the Bucks, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Casspi seems poised to miss his sixth straight game, as his participation in Wednesday's shootaround certainly wasn't encouraging. Rudy Gay (Achilles) will once again have to take on heavy minutes at the three as a result.
|Wed Dec 17||21:25||Gay considered probably for Thursday's game against Milwaukee du...||Rudy Gay||SF||Grizzlies||Free Agent|
Gay is considered probably for Thursday's game against Milwaukee due to right Achilles tendinitis, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Gay has logged 35 minutes or more over three games played in under a week's time, so one could understand a little bit of soreness. He seems very unlikely to miss this contest, however.
|Wed Dec 17||21:13||Watson (illness) will start at point guard Wednesday night again...||C.J. Watson||PG||Bulls||Free Agent|
Watson (illness) will start at point guard Wednesday night against the Clippers, Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star reports.
Watson was tagged with a questionable status after missing Wednesday morning's shootaround, as he was dealing with the symptoms of a sinus infection. He appears to be feeling better, however, so look for him to draw the start alongside Rodney Stuckey in the Pacers' backcourt. If Watson's symptoms return prior to tipoff, Donald Sloan would be the most likely candidate for additional run.
|Wed Dec 17||20:41||Pondexter will start Wednesday against Spurs||Quincy Pondexter||SF||NO Hornets||Free Agent|
Pondexter will start Wednesday against the Spurs, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
Pondexter will start in place of Tony Allen, who is out Wednesday with an eye injury. He'll likely return to a reserve role once Allen is ready to give it a go.
|Wed Dec 17||18:53||Andersen will join Heat's starting lineup Wednesday||Chris Andersen||C||Nuggets||Free Agent|
Andersen will join the Heat's starting lineup Wednesday.
This doesn't mean much from a fantasy perspective, as Andersen's minutes will remain fairly constant. He played 20 minutes off the bench in his last game, and could see a minor bump Wednesday.
|Wed Dec 17||18:35||Derrick Favors: (Ankle) Will Play Wednesday||Derrick Favors||PF||Jazz||Free Agent|
Favors (ankle) will play in Wednesday's game against the Heat, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Favors will return to action after missing the last two games and most of a third due to a sprained ankle. He will have an enticing matchup Wednesday night against a Miami squad that recently lost both Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) to injury.
|Wed Dec 17||18:33||Bogut (knee) listed as out for Thursday's game||Andrew Bogut||C||Bucks||Free Agent|
Bogut (knee) is listed as out for Thursday's game, the San Francisco Chronicle's Rusty Simmons reports.
This comes as no surprise, as Bogut is dealing with swelling in his right knee, and the team is squarely focused on him being healthy for the postseason, so they won't rush him back. The Warriors don't play again until Monday.
|Wed Dec 17||18:32||Derrick Favors: (Ankle) Playing Wednesday Versus Miami||Derrick Favors||PF||Jazz||Free Agent|
Favors (ankle) will play Wednesday versus the Heat, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports.
Favors missed two games with an ankle issue, but he'll return to action Wednesday to face the Heat, agains whom he suffered the injury Friday. The fifth-year forward is off to an encouraging start to the season, averaging 15.6 points and 8.2 rebounds while shooting a career-best 56.2 percent from the field.
|Wed Dec 17||17:45||Teague (hamstring) won't play Wednesday against Cavaliers||Jeff Teague||PG||Hawks||Free Agent|
Teague (hamstring) won't play Wednesday against the Cavaliers, Fox Sports reports.
Teague initially considered doubtful after suffering a hamstring injury in Monday's game against the Bulls. He is now officially out, meaning Dennis Schroder will likely receive the start at point guard.
|Wed Dec 17||17:34||Mike Miller: (Concussion) Won't Play Wednesday||Mike Miller||SG||Heat||Free Agent|
Miller (concussion) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Hawks, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Miller went through practice Tuesday and has passed the concussion protocol, but will be held out due to stiffness in his neck. He will likely be available for the team's next game Friday against the Nets.
|Wed Dec 17||17:03||Casspi (knee) limited during Wednesday's session||Omri Casspi||SF||Kings||Free Agent|
Casspi (knee) was limited during Wednesday's session, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Casspi, who has a bone bruise in his left knee, has not played since Dec. 6, missing five straight contests. His low activity level at Wednesday's session doesn't exactly bode well for his status leading up to Thursday's matchup with the Bucks.