NBA Player News
|1/24/2017||C.J. Miles, Ind, G-F|
|Miles joined Indiana's starting lineup Monday, playing a season-high 34 minutes but scoring 10 points on 4-of-14 shooting.
Analysis: Miles made his first start since mid-November, replacing the struggling Glenn Robinson III. The move to starter didn't cure Miles' shooting woes, as he went 2 of 9 from 3-point range. He's hit 28.6 percent from the field in his last five games.
|1/24/2017||Carmelo Anthony, NY, F|
|Anthony scored a team-high 26 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 23.4 seconds left, in Monday's win at Indiana.
Analysis: Having a healthy Kristaps Porzingis by his side has seemingly benefited Anthony, who is averaging 30.3 points on 50.8 percent shooting in three games since the big man returned. Since Dec. 31, Anthony is averaging 25.7 points and 52.9 percent from 3-point range when Porzingis plays, compared to 20 points and 35 percent when he doesn't.
|1/24/2017||Kristaps Porzingis, NY, F-C|
|Porzingis had only eight points on 3-of-11 shooting Monday.
Analysis: The 21-year-old hasn't done much in three games since returning from an Achilles injury, averaging 12.3 points. However, he hasn't played a ton, averaging less than 29 minutes. A good sign Monday, though, was he hit a pair of 3-pointers after going 0 for 6 in the previous two games.
|1/24/2017||Derrick Rose, NY, PG|
|Rose finished with 20 points and six assists in Monday's win at Indiana.
Analysis: Rose has scored at least 20 in four straight games, hitting all 18 of his free throws. He's at 86.4 percent from the foul line for the season, which would be a career best.
|1/24/2017||Guillermo Hernangómez, NY, C|
|Hernangomez had 14 points and 10 rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench Monday.
Analysis: The 22-year-old Spaniard may be someone to keep an eye on despite appearing in only four of New York's past six games. During that span, however, he has performed well when given a chance with averages of 11.3 points and 10.5 rebounds.
|1/24/2017||Paul George, Ind, F|
|George had 31 points and grabbed seven rebounds Monday, but he was 11 of 24 from the field and 3 of 10 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Despite the subpar shooting, George came up big for his fantasy owners after averaging just 18.7 points and 4.3 boards in the previous six games.
|1/24/2017||Myles Turner, Ind, F-C|
|Turner had 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds Monday.
Analysis: Turner has double-doubles in five of his 10 games this month, averaging 17.1 points and 8.8 rebounds, after not having one in December.
|1/24/2017||Clint Capela, Hou, F-C|
|Capela had 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting Monday.
Analysis: Capela was back in the starting lineup and played 22 minutes, his most in five games after missing nearly a month with a fractured fibula.
|1/24/2017||James Harden, Hou, G|
|Harden had 26 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds Monday, but also committed 11 turnovers in a loss at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Harden posted his league-leading 39th double-double but just missed his 14th triple-double. The NBA's fourth-leading scorer has averaged less than 11 field-goal attempts in his last three games, including 6 for 10 on Monday, but has gone 28 of 31 at the free-throw line. He has 33 assists in that span but also has a whopping 24 turnovers.
|1/24/2017||Jabari Parker, Mil, F|
|Parker had a big return to the starting lineup Monday with 28 points, hitting 11 of 19 from the field, to go with eight rebounds and seven assists.
Analysis: Parker had come off the bench for one game as discipline for talking to the media about a players-only team meeting Friday night.
|1/24/2017||Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mil, SF|
|Antetokounmpo had 31 points, making 11 of 17 from the field and 7 of 8 at the foul line, while chipping seven rebounds and four blocks Monday.
Analysis: The Greek Freak has topped 30 points in half of his last six games.
|1/24/2017||Matthew Dellavedova, Mil, G|
|Dellavedova was 5 of 6 from the field Monday as he scored 16 points and handed out seven assists.
Analysis: Dellavedova is trying to make a case for fantasy relevance now that he's back starting. He's averaged 15.5 points and 7 assists in those two games, hitting four 3s and going 10 for 14 from the floor.
|1/24/2017||Greg Monroe, Mil, F-C|
|Monroe had 17 points, 10 rebounds and three steals Monday.
Analysis: Monroe played 27 minutes, the most he's gotten in nearly two weeks. He had totaled just 18 points in the previous three games.
|1/24/2017||LeBron James, Cle, F|
|James had 26 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds Monday, but he also had a team-high six turnovers as Cleveland lost to a Pelicans team playing without Anthony Davis.
Analysis: James' frustration with the team having lost five of seven far overshadowed the fact this was his fourth triple-double of the season and first since Nov. 27. He's averaging 5.3 turnovers this month after ending 2016 at 3.8 per game.
|1/24/2017||Kevin Love, Cle, F-C|
|Love had 22 points, 16 rebounds and six assists Monday.
Analysis: Though Cleveland lost for the fifth time in seven games, Love's performance should be a bit encouraging. He had averaged 12 points on 30.3 percent shooting in his previous five outings. He shot 7 of 15 overall on Monday but was 1 for 5 from downtown, and he's made just 26.2 percent of his 3-point tries this month.
|1/24/2017||Kyrie Irving, Cle, G|
|Irving scored 35 of his season-high 49 points in the second half Monday, but the Cavs still lost to the Pelicans.
Analysis: Coach Tyronn Lue had considered resting Irving, but instead the star point guard played more than 40 minutes for the second straight game. Irving was 8 of 14 from 3-point range Monday after going 11 for 37 in his previous six outings.
|1/24/2017||Terrence Jones, NO, F|
|Jones came through big-time Monday as he started in place of the injured Anthony Davis, tying a career high with 36 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a win over Cleveland.
Analysis: Even though he's likely headed back to the bench with Davis set to return, Jones could see an uptick in minutes after dominating the Cavs. Jones had averaged just 11 points in his previous four games.
|1/24/2017||Jrue Holiday, NO, PG|
|Holiday had a season-high 33 points and 10 assists in Monday's win over the Cavs.
Analysis: Following his sixth career game of 30 points and 10 assists, Holiday said he wanted to be aggressive in the absence of injured star Anthony Davis. It appears Davis is set to return, so it would be hard to count on Holiday lighting up the scoreboard again. He's totaled 54 points in the two games Davis has missed in the past two weeks, compared to a combined 38 points in the four games he's played.
|1/24/2017||Russell Westbrook, OKC, PG|
|Westbrook had 38 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 1.4 seconds left, to go with 10 assists and 10 rebounds in Monday's win in Utah.
Analysis: His 59th career triple double tied Larry Bird for fifth all-time. Westbrook has five in his last six games to give him 22 for the season. That overshadowed the fact he was 11 of 29 from the field Monday and is at 36.6 percent in the last three games with 20 turnovers.
|1/24/2017||Cody Zeller, Cha, F-C|
|Zeller is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Warriors due to a quad contusion.
Analysis: Charlotte's starting center has averaged 11.8 points and 8.2 rebounds in six games since missing time with a concussion and an illness.
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