• Spurs coach Gregg Popovich didn’t rule out the possibility of Kawhi Leonard (quad) returning to Spurs homestand that starts November 2nd.

    “Sure, anything is possible,” Popovich said after shootaround Wednesday morning. “But I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about when somebody is going to come back. Because they are going to come back when they are ready, when the docs say they are ready. So when that happens, that happens.” This is quite a vague quote from Pop so there is no guarantee that Leonard (quad) is back by November 2nd. On the bright side at least he didn’t immediately rule him out. The Spurs are 3-0 without the All-Star so they are unlikely to rush him back into action until he is fully healthy. Rudy Gay and Danny Green will continue to benefit the most from his absence with LaMarcus Aldridge also carrying a heavier load. 

Fantasy News

  • Kyle Kuzma - F - Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma scored 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting with six rebounds, five assists, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers on Thursday.

    Kuzma's shooting touch is back and he's playing well alongside LeBron James. He's one of the few dependable Lakers players on the perimeter and his value is high right now, but it remains to be seen if he can keep this up alongside James and the rest of the Lakers so a sell-high wouldn't be a bad idea.

  • Tyson Chandler - C - Los Angeles Lakers

    Tyson Chandler grabbed a rebound in six minutes of action on Thursday.

    Chandler was questionable to play due to a neck injury and saw the floor for six minutes. Coach Walton kept a tight rotation tonight and the Rockets were running with lineups that were a bit too quick for him.

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden scored 30 points on 11-of-24 shooting with five rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers against the Lakers on Thursday.

    Harden had three fouls within the first quarter which threw him off his game, but he was still able to rack up the points and keep his 30-point scoring streak alive. His 3-point shot was off tonight and he was called for four offensive fouls which is an anomaly considering he's usually on the other end of those calls. Even on his bad nights, the Beard drops a full line so owners can't complain too much even if it's hard after being spoiled for a month.

  • Chris Paul - G - Houston Rockets

    Chris Paul narrowly triple-doubled on Thursday with 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists while chipping in a steal, a block and three 3-pointers.

    Paul looked great against the Lakers tonight and he had a little extra lift in his bounce tonight. The 3-point shot was on point for him as he went 3-for-5 from deep and also 9-for-15 from the floor. He's struggled with shooting efficiency all season so hopefully this is a sign of things to come.

  • Clint Capela - C - Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela returned to action on Thursday against the Lakers and scored 12 points with 11 boards and a block.

    He went 6-for-9 from the floor and logged 33 minutes which means there's no minutes restriction for the big fella. Go plug him into your lineups with confidence as the Rockets gear up for their playoff seeding push.

  • Eric Gordon - G - Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon scored 14 points on 4-of-12 shooting with two rebounds, two assists, two steals and four 3-pointers on Thursday.

    Gordon logged 39 minutes and was one of the few Rockets players outside of James Harden and Chris Paul that could get anything going from the perimeter. Now that the team is healthy his value will take a dip but he remains a decent source of triples because of the rate at which he shoots them.

  • Kenneth Faried - F/C - Houston Rockets

    Kenneth Faried scored 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting with a 3-pointer, six rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block on Thursday.

    Faried logged minutes alongside both NeNe and Clint Capela tonight which is surprising considering Coach D'Antoni almost exclusively plays with one big man. There was a play in the game where NeNe set a flare screen for Faried to pop out and shoot a 3-pointer which he drained and it signified a set play designed to get him to shoot. If Faried is going to consistently patrol the perimeter there may be some 14 or 16-team league value but as it stands the 18 minutes are the real thing to look at here and it'll be difficult to depend on consistent production within that time.

  • Stephen Curry - G - Golden State Warriors

    Stephen Curry scored 36 points on 12-of-23 shooting to go with six rebounds, seven assists, two steals and 10 3-pointers in Thursday's 125-123 win over the Kings.

    Curry had another 10-bomb from deep and was drilling them in crunch time too. Something about a 3-pointer from Curry is just backbreaking but the Kings were resilient tonight, clawing their way back just to get drilled again by the two-time MVP. We're going to see this happen a few more times this season as the Warriors are firing on all cylinders thanks to their best player.

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Kevin Durant scored 28 points on 10-of-20 shooting with nine rebounds, four assists, a steal, a 3-pointer and seven blocks against the Kings on Thursday.

    Durant set a career-high with seven blocks tonight and six of them came in the first half. We've seen a few block parties hosted by him before so it's not like this type of line is too surprising, but it's good to see him being active on the defensive end of the floor again. In his last five games he's averaging 2.6 blocks but only 0.4 steals.

  • DeMarcus Cousins - C - Golden State Warriors

    DeMarcus Cousins double-doubled against the Kings on Thursday with 17 points and 10 boards while chipping in three assists, a block and a 3-pointer.

    Cousins logged 27 minutes and has surpassed the 25-minute mark in his last four games played (excluding the Blazers game he sat out). Stashing him has paid off and the all-around production will keep coming.