• Russell Westbrook
    G, Oklahoma City Thunder

    We got to see peak Russell Westbrook on Saturday against the Nuggets, with The Brodie going 6-for-23 from the field and 1-of-12 from deep while still managing to post 16 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists.

    Westbrook was also 3-of-7 from the line and took a handful (or two) of awful shots in this game, pressing as the Thunder struggled to get their early looks to go down. They ended up shooting 35.9 percent overall and 23.1 percent from deep. OKC had problems earlier in the year with missing good looks, though they turned things around by trusting that things would turn around. When Westbrook gets into this mode, those good looks evaporate as the action gets forced. At least the triple-doubles roll in.

Fantasy News

  • Dejounte Murray
    PG, San Antonio Spurs

    Dejounte Murray logged 21 minutes on Friday night and put up 10 points, five rebounds, six assists and a steal.

    Murray shot 5-of-6 from the field but this is a bit of a letdown for fantasy managers, especially since he's going to sit out tomorrow night. Chalk it up to four fouls in his limited time on the floor and plug him back into lineups next week.

  • Langston Galloway
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Langston Galloway was feeling it on Friday, knocking down 7-of-11 triples en route to his career-high 32 points (11-of-16 shooting), along with two rebounds and one assist.

    Galloway was on fire, which he's been known to do in the past as a streaky shooter. He started the second half for an injured Tony Snell and even outscored Luke Kennard (five points, five rebounds, five asists, one 3).

  • DeMar DeRozan
    SG, San Antonio Spurs

    DeMar DeRozan finished Friday's road loss with 21 points (9-of-15 shooting), two rebounds, five assists and a steal.

    DeRozan has seen marginal drops in his scoring, rebounds and assists this season, which isn't too surprising with the return of Dejounte Murray. Although he's shooting a sterling .512 from the field, the career .827 free throw shooter is hitting just 77 percent of his freebies so far this season. Add it all up and DeRozan is returning just top-75/105 value so far. There's a buy-low window here but it's going to be tough for him to become a top-40 threat again with the way things are unfolding.

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond was a beast on the glass in Friday's 106-109 loss to the Hornets, pulling down 20 boards along with two assists and 16 points on 8-of-16 shooting.

    Drummond is currently leading the league with 16.8 rebounds per game. The return of Blake Griffin has not slowed him down in this area at all. He's clocking in as a top-10 asset in 9-cat right now, which is something that should hold, at least within the top-15, as long as he sustains his current .694 shooting from the line.

  • Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Malcolm Brogdon has been ruled out for the remainder of Friday's game vs. the Rockets with a sore lower back.

    Brogdon only saw nine minutes of action and tallied two points (1-of-4 shooting) with ron rebound and four assists. Aaron Holiday and TJ McConnell make for sensible adds for short-term value in 14-team leagues or deeper if Brogdon is to miss any time.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Trevor Ariza
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    Trevor Ariza has been ruled out of Friday's game with a sore right groin.

    Ariza has not been on standard-league fantasy radars so this is no biggie. Expect Bogdan Bogdanovic to continue to thrive amid the Kings' injury woes.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Dewayne Dedmon (right knee sprain) will play on Friday.

    Dedmon's minutes and production have been unimpressive since losing his starting job to Richaun Holmes. Dedmon still has value in very deep leagues.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (sore shoulder) will return to action on Friday and will not be on a minutes limit.

    He took a day to rest and heal up his minor aches and pains. It appears that the trainers have given AD the green light to play as much as the coach deems necessary, so he should once again be a dominant force in real and fantasy basketball tonight.

    Source: Dan Woike on Twitter

  • Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Malcolm Brogdon has been diagnosed with a sore lower back and is questionable to return to Friday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Ouch. The Pacers are banged up with both Myles Turner and Victor Oladipo still out of commission. If Brogdon misses time, expect Aaron Holiday and T.J. McConnell to split those PG minutes.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Tony Snell
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Tony Snell (hip flexor strain) is done for the night after being diagnosed with a hip flexor strain on Friday.

    Snell only played nine minutes in this one and had only one rebound to his name. Langston Galloway started in his place in the second half.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter