Fantasy Basketball Daily News and Notes for Thursday, December 6

Sorry I missed you guys yesterday, but I’m back with this piece of advice for the Christmas season:  DO NOT plug Christmas lights into a non-GFI protected outlet using an extension cord in the rain, LOL.  Spent the day replacing three electrical outlets and a couple of strings of lights.  Not fun.  Here’s a look at the fantasy highlights from Wednesday night:

 

New York 100 @ Charlotte 98

Jason Kidd returned to action and was able to log 25 minutes, 7 points and 1 assist.  He somehow picked up 2 steals and 3 blocks.  He’s going to be a tough guy to depend on consistently with his age and injury history, but is useful when he does play.
Tyson Chandler with a big double-double, 18 points and 17 rebounds.
Raymond Felton seems to be playing fine after a recent injury, 17 points and 9 assists.
Carmelo Anthony suffered a cut to his left ring finger and needed six stitches, check his availability for tonight.

Jeffery Taylor another start and 39 minutes.  Not sure why he’s getting that much playing time with Gerald Henderson, Ramon Sessions and Ben Gordon all needing minutes.
Kemba Walker, 25 points and 11 assists.
Ben Gordon 3 of 5 from three, 17 points.
Gerald Henderson getting up to speed quickly, 18 points and 6 rebounds.  Check your wire to make sure he isn’t still out there.

 

Portland 92 @ Indiana 99

Nicolas Batum suffered a back injury, check his status for Saturday.
JJ Hickson bounced back nicely from a disaster in his last game, 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Damian Lillard 23 points and 6 assists.  The frontrunner for ROY.

Paul George is on fire, 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.  4 of 9 from three.
Roy Hibbert struggling, 3 of 13.
David West a double-double, 16 points and 10 rebounds on 8 of 10 shooting.

 

Minnesota 94 @ Boston 104

Kevin Love another double-double, 19 points and 13 rebounds.
Josh Howard continues to start at SF, 12 points and 3 steals.
Nikola Pekovic a solid line, 14 points and 9 rebounds.
Andrei Kirilenko still out with back problems.

Kevin Garnett a double-double in 27 minutes, 18 points and 10 assists.
Paul Pierce 1 of 6 from three, 18 points.
Brandon Bass with a good game, 12 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks.
Rajon Rondo starting a new assists streak, 11 more last night.
Leandro Barbosa out with the flu.

 

Golden State 104 @ Detroit 97

David Lee double-double, 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Stephen Curry a PG double-double 22 points and 10 assists.
Klay Thompson finally had a good game, 27 points on 9 of 13 shooting.
Draymond Green three blocks in 12 minutes.

Tayshaun Prince with a rare big offensive night, 24 points and 5 assists.
Greg Monroe was in foul trouble, 9 points and 5 rebounds.
Andre Drummond 31 minutes, 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Rodney Stuckey seems to be snapping out of his funk, 17 points and 9 assists.  Check your waiver wire to see if he’s out there.

 

Denver 104 @ Atlanta 108

Ty Lawson with a big game, 32 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
Kosta Koufos was out with the flu.
Andre Iguodala 2 of 10, 5 points.
Corey Brewer could start seeing more minutes if Iguodala slumps, 19 points on 8 of 15 shooting.
Kenneth Faried with an off game, 5 points and 8 rebounds.

Josh Smith double-double, 16 points and 13 assists.  His knee problems seem to be behind him.
Al Horford 25 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Kyle Korver was out with back spasms.
Devin Harris getting good run with Korver out, 31 minutes, 12 points and 5 assists.

 

Chicago 95 @ Cleveland 85

Rip Hamilton is out for the next couple of weeks with a foot injury.
Marco Belinelli got another start at SG, 40 minutes, 23 points.
Joakim Noah double-double, 13 points and 15 rebounds.
Carlos Boozer double-double, 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Nate Robinson only got 13 minutes.

Anderson Varejao just keeps rolling, 11 points and 15 rebounds.
Jeremy Pargo tough shooting night, 3 of 12 for 9 points.
Tyler Zeller, 4 of 12 for 10 points, 7 rebounds.  Check my recent waiver wire recommendation on Zeller HERE.

 

LA Lakers 103 @ New Orleans 87

Pau Gasol missed another game with knee tendonitis.
Antawn Jamison got the start for Gasol, 15 points and 4 rebounds.
Kobe 29 points, reaches 30,000 points.
Chris Duhon 10 assists in a start, 33 minutes.

Ryan Anderson 5 of 8 from three, 31 points.
Greivis Vasquez 9 more assists.
Austin Rivers 0 for 5.  Maybe he needs some D-League time.  Not sure how to get him going.
Anthony Davis is still at least a week away from playing.

 

Milwaukee 99 @ San Antonio 110

Larry Sanders with a start, but only 17 minutes because of foul trouble, 4 points and 7 rebounds.
Monta Ellis 21 points and 11 assists.
Ersan Ilyasova 30 minutes, 7 of 12 shooting for 17 points.
Brandon Jennings 5 of 15 for 14 points.

Tim Duncan double-double, 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Boris Diaw got the start at SF, 4 points and 4 rebounds.
Tony Parker 22 points, 10 assists, but 7 turnovers.
Gary Neal chipped in 22 points.

 

Orlando 81 @ Utah 87

Glen Davis double-double and it seems like he’s improving, 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Nikola Vucevic 16 rebounds.
Jameer Nelson suffered a minor head injury, he should be fine, 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
JJ Redick 0 for 5 from three, 14 points.

Marvin Williams returned from a concussion and logged 23 minutes.
Al Jefferson 31 points and 15 rebounds, but may have suffered some type of back injury.  Check it for his next start.
Gordon Hayward 0 for 6, 4 points.

 

Toronto 100 @  Sacramento 107

Kyle Lowry is fully recovered from his ankle problems, 34 points and 11 assists.
Mickael Pietrus 40 minutes and 21 points.  He’s going to be a hot waiver wire claim.
Andrea Bargnani 3 of 14, 0 for 5 from three.

Tyreke Evans returned from injury playing 34 minutes and posting 23 points.
Isaiah Thomas with a DNP.  Almost time to think about dropping him in redraft leagues.  Hang in there in keeper leagues.
Marcus Thornton 1 for 7 in 17 minutes of action.  The Kings are really causing fantasy headaches with their incompetent coaching and whimsical lineups.
DeMarcus Cousins with a solid 25 point, 13 rebound performance.

 

Dallas 90 @ LA Clippers 112

Jae Crowder still starting, but not doing much, 2 points and 1 rebound.
Derek Fisher with the start at PG, 27 minutes and 14 points.  Might be worth a look in deeper leagues.
Darren Collison’s confidence is gone, 5 turnovers in 18 minutes of court time.
Vince Carter with a decent line, 16 points and 7 rebounds.

Chauncey Billups missed the game with a sore foot.
Jamal Crawford with 20 points on 12 shots.
Chris Paul with 13 assists and 5 steals.
Blake Griffin double-double, 19 points and 13 rebounds.

 

Fantasy Basketball Daily News and Notes for Tuesday, December 4

There were some big fantasy performances last night in a small six game NBA schedule, here’s a look at the fantasy highlights from Monday night:

 

Portland 118 @ Charlotte 112

LaMarcus Aldridge seems to be over his back issues, 25 points and 13 rebounds.
Nicolas Batum nearly put up a triple double, 17 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists.  He’s averaging 3.2 assists per game this season, which is twice his career average.
JJ Hickson with a real disaster that killed me in my Fanduel and DraftStreet Daily Cash Games, 2 points and nothing else.
Damian Lillard 1 of 8 from three, but still 24 points and 9 assists.

Byron Mullens with a 12 point, 12 rebound double-double.
Kemba Walker plays much better at home than on the road, 22 points and 7 assists with 9 of 19 shooting.
Ben Gordon got hot with 29 points on 16 shots.
Gerald Henderson returned to action with 15 minutes.  Check your wire to see if he’s still out there.

 

Cleveland 79 @ Detroit 89

Anderson Varejao didn’t show any effects from his dislocated finger, 17 points and 18 rebounds, 7 of 18 shooting.
Dion Waiters missed the game with an ankle injury.  Omri Casspi got the start.
Alonzo Gee 2 of 10 shooting.
Daniel Gibson trying to return from his elbow problems, 1 of 6 shooting, 3 points.

Jason Maxiell 5 blocks.
Greg Monroe with just 9 points, but big in the other categories: 14 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.
Brandon Knight 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.  He’s improving.
Andre Drummond should crack 25 minutes a night soon.  He got 20 minutes last night and put up 7 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks.  Those are pretty good per/36 numbers.

 

Milwaukee 81 @ New Orleans 102

Ekpe Udoh another start and 27 minutes, 7 points and 6 rebounds.
John Henson got the start, but didn’t do much, 2 points and 2 rebounds in 16 minutes.  If Ersan Ilyasova ever snaps out of his slump, Henson is probably going to be back on the bench.
Ersan Ilyasova, 2 points and 3 rebounds.  I’m holding him until Christmas.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute looking good in his return, 7 points and 8 rebounds.  If you are desperate for rebounds, you could grab him off the wire.
Tobias Harris is a drop in redraft leagues with the return of Luc Richard.  Hang on to Harris in keeper leagues if you have a spare bench spot.

Robin Lopez 8 of 10 for 21 points.
Greivis Vasquez with 9 more assists.  He’s 5th in the league in that category.
Austin Rivers 0 for 5.  He’s a fantasy bust.

 

Toronto 110 @ Denver 113

Andrea Bargnani 10 of 20 for 23 points.  He seems to be over his injury problems, for now.
Kyle Lowry looking much better as he gets over his ankle problem, 24 points and 7 assists.  He somehow managed 3 blocks.
Mickael Pietrus got a start and 25 minutes and could be worth a look if you need help at SG.
Terrence Ross outplayed Pietrus with 12 points and 6 rebounds and has a strong hold on about 25 minutes a night.

Danilo Gallinari has been really inconsistent this season, 13 points on 4 of 10 shooting.
Kenneth Faried with a double-double, 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Andre Iguodala with a dud, 4 points and 2 rebounds, but he did have 8 assists.  His passing is really hurting Ty Lawson’s asssist totals.
JaVale McGee 5 blocks.

 

LA Clippers 105 @ Utah 104

Blake Griffin had a big game, 30 points and 11 rebounds.
DeAndre Jordan only took 3 shot attempts, 3 points and 6 rebounds.
Chauncey Billups looking really rusty, 2 of 5 for 9 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist. He’s still an add if he’s on your wire.
Willie Green with a DNP.   His run is over with the return of Billups.
Jamal Crawford 20 points, but it took him 19 shots.

Derrick Favors and Marvin Williams both missed Monday’s game.  DeMarre Carroll got the start and had 5 points and 6 rebounds.
Randy Foye 7 of 11 for 19 points.  3 of 7 from three and worth a waiver wire grab if you need points and threes.
Mo Williams is over his latest injury, 20 points and 12 assists in 37 minutes.

 

Orlando 102 @ Golden State 94

Glen Davis 10 0f 20 for 24 points.  He’s starting to get it going after a rough stretch.
Arron Afflalo 24 points on 16 shots.
Nikola Vucevic surging again, another double-double of 14 points and 15 rebounds.
Jameer Nelson is getting over his achilles issue, 7 points and 9 assists, but good to see him make it 33 minutes.
JJ Redick with a good game, 22 points on 13 shots, 4 of 6 from three.

David Lee another quietly good game, 22 points and 9 rebounds.
Stephen Curry heating up, 25 points and 11 assists.
Klay Thompson continues to struggle with his shooting, 3 of 12 for 8 points.
Jarrett Jack with a solid 29 minutes, 17 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.  He’s going to get more minutes if Thompson continues to slump.

Roll Tide and Go SEC!!

Sorry for the lack of posting yesterday guys, but I had a pre-game party, a four hour game and a post-game party, which didn’t leave much time for basketball, LOL.   There’s only 2 games on the schedule today, so I’ll be back posting on Monday.

Congrats to the Tide and if anyone has any cheap tickets to the BCS game in Miami that they want to get rid of, let me know.  Roll Tide and Go SEC!!

Fantasy Basketball Daily News and Notes for November 29

The Washington Wizards finally picked up their first win of the season Wednesday night beating Portland 84-82.  It wasn’t pretty, but I’m sure they’ll take it.  Here’s a look at the fantasy highlights from Wednesday’s 11 game NBA schedule:

 

Portland 82 @ Washington 84

LaMarcus Aldridge aggravated his back injury, but still managed 41 minutes.  Check his status for the next game.
Nic Batum was 5 of 10 from three, 16 points.
Wesley Matthews is still suffering from his thumb injury, 2 of 10 shooting.
Damian Lillard with a tough shooting night, 6 for 21.

Kevin Seraphin got another start and 33 minutes.  10 points, 10 rebounds.  Definitely worth a waiver wire add.
Nene got on the court for 19 minutes, 6 points and 6 rebounds.
AJ Price was 1 for 7 and is headed toward a timeshare with Shaun Livingston.

 

San Antonio 110 @ Orlando 89

Gary Neal with a solid start, 19 points and 3 steals.  Worth a short term waiver add.
Danny Green 3 of 6 from three.  Worth a play if you need threes.
Tim Duncan with 5 blocks.

JJ Redick is a fantasy tease.  He only logged 22 minutes, 7 points on 3 of 9 shooting.
Moe Harkless got 21 minutes of run.  Worth a look in deep keeper leagues.
Nikola Vucevic seeing his fantasy value drop.  Just 16 minutes, 2 points and 5 rebounds.

 

Brooklyn 95 @ Boston 83

Kris Humphries and Gerald Wallace got ejected for fighting.
Deron Williams 3 of 12, 8 points.
Reggie Evans could be a good short term play if Kris Humphries gets a suspension.

Rajon Rondo got ejected for fighting.
Kevin Garnett with another double-double, 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Paul Pierce struggled, 4 of 13 for 14 points.

 

Charlotte 91 @ Atlanta 94

Ben Gordon was hot going 7 of 10 from three, 26 points.
Kemba Walker cold, 4 of 15 for 15 points.
Bismack Biyombo returned to action, 4 blocks.

Josh Smith finally had a good fantasy game: 17 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 blocks and 3 steals.
Al Horford with a big game:  17 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 blocks.
Lou Williams with a good sixth man appearance, 17 points on 7 of 16 shooting.

 

Phoenix 77 @ Detroit 117

Markieff Morris losing some fantasy luster, 10 points and 3 rebounds.
Michael Beasley with his worst game yet, 2 points on 1 of 6 shooting.
Marcin Gortat trying to match Beasley, 1 of 6 shooting for 6 points.
Goran Dragic limited to 17 minutes.

Brandon Knight is really picking up his game, 19 points and 6 assists.  Check your wire to make sure he isn’t out there.
Kyle Singler continues to start, 12 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals.
Rodney Stuckey getting a little better and maybe worth an add soon, 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
Andre Drummond 26 minutes, 6 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks.  Can’t wait for this guy to move into the starting lineup.

 

Dallas 78 @ Chicago 101

Shawn Marion finally recovering from his recent injury, 18 points 0n 11 shots.
OJ Mayo still seems bothered by his ankles, 2 of 9 for 4 points.
Darren Collison missed the game with a sprained finger.
Dominique Jones got another start, 10 points and 5 assists.

Rip Hamilton with an 18 minute dud, 4 points and 4 assists.
Jimmy Butler 28 minutes.  Keep an eye on this guy in keeper leagues.
Nate Robinson with an efficient game:  5 of 6 shooting for 14 points and 6 assists in just 21 minutes.

 

New York 102 @ Milwaukee 88

J.R. Smith with his first really bad game, 1 of 5 shooting for 2 points in only 18 minutes.
Carmelo Anthony 29 points on 18 shots.
Pablo Prigioni with 28 minutes of action, 11 points and 7 assists.
Jason Kidd seems to be out for awhile with his back issue.

Ersan Ilyasova down to 13 minutes off the bench.  I’ve picked him up in a few leagues and will continue to hold him for a few weeks.  He was a very slow starter last season too.
Doron Lamb 24 minutes, 3 0f 8 for 8 points.
John Henson only 12 minutes.  He’s a great keeper league speculation.

 

Toronto 82 @ Memphis 103

Andrea Bargnani was a surprise scratch with an ankle injury.
Ed Davis got the start at PF and had 10 points, 6 rebounds.
Kyle Lowry is really slumping, could be due to lingering ankle injury.  3 of 10 for 12 points.
Jonas Valanciunas with a bad game against Randolph and Gasol, 2 points and 2 rebounds in 28 minutes.
Terrence Ross with 30 minutes and should be picked up in deep leagues.

Zach Randolph, the double-double machine, 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Mike Conley 4 of 5 from three, 16 points.
Marreese Speights with some garbage time, 18 points and 12 rebounds.

 

Utah 96 @ New Orleans 84

Marvin Williams suffered a possible concussion and could miss a few games.
Derrick Favors could be in store for a few starts with Marvin Williams out.  Great short term daily fantasy cash game play at just $6100.
Mo Williams missed another game with a foot injury.  Jamaal Tinsley got the start.

Greivis Vasquez still rolling along, 18 points and 8 assists.
Austin Rivers has been a huge fantasy disappointment, 2 points and zero assists.
Anthony Davis is probably out for another two weeks.

 

Houston 98 @ Oklahoma City 120

James Harden with a disappointing return to OKC, 3 of 16 shooting.
Omer Asik a big double-double, 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Chandler Parsons was a surprise scratch with a shoulder injury, MRI coming.
Patrick Patterson with a huge game, 11 of 18 for 27 points.  He’s floating aound on a few wires, grab him.

Serge Ibaka 11 of 13 for 23 points.  6 blocks.
Kevin Durant 13 of 22 for 37 points.
Jeremy Lamb played 2 minutes and hit two threes for a quick 6 points.  This guy needs more opportunity and should definitely be rostered in keeper leagues.

 

Minnesota 95 @ LA Clippers 101

Kevin Love with a poor shooting night, 3 of 12.  He still managed a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds.
Andrei Kirilenko missed this game with back spasms.  Josh Howard got the start.
Derrick Williams is now behind Josh Howard on the depth chart.  Time to cut him loose in redraft leagues.

DeAndre Jordon with a solid game, 15 points and 6 rebounds with a couple of blocks.
Chauncey Billups returned to action after a long injury layoff, 19 minutes, 7 points on 1 of 5 shooting.  Check your wire to see if he’s still out there.
Jamal Crawford an off night, 2 for 10, 11 points.  Billups’ return could hurt Crawford.

 

Website Changes Today

I’m making a few website changes today to try and separate the different items that fantasy owners are looking for.  It should make the site a little cleaner and better organized for faster information distribution.

Most fantasy owners seem to be looking for starting lineups, injury news, waiver wire pickups, live twitter updates and general information, so I’ve broken the site down into those five categories.

I’ll be posting general game reviews on the top left of the homepage , starting lineups on the top right, injury news in the middle, waiver wire pickups bottom left and the Twitter Updates on the bottom right of the homepage.

This will also allow me to post things quicker, rather than waiting until I have a full article’s worth of information before posting.  Now I can break it down into smaller, more timely posts.

Hope you guys like it.