• DeMarcus Cousins had a night for the ages in Monday’s comeback victory, posting a mammoth triple-double of 44 points, 24 rebounds, 10 assists, four steals, five 3-pointers and a block while shooting 13-of-29 from the floor and 13-of-14 from the free throw line in a career-high 51 minutes.

    Goodness. This was the first 40-20-10 game since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar accomplished the feat back in 1972. The only other men to do the deed are Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson. Boogie is in good company with this incredible performance and he’s just wrecking opponents this season. The Pelicans are going to make a serious charge for a playoff spot behind two bruising bigs in a league that’s going smaller and smaller. While it’s fair to question that strategy in the bigger picture, it’s pretty obvious that Cousins can torch any opponent on any night — especially if he’s lined up across from a smaller guy and he’s feeling it like this. There aren’t many guys who can go toe-to-toe with him anyway, and it sure seems like Cousins has been feeling it all year. He’s cruising to a first-round finish. Just sit back and enjoy the show.

Fantasy News

  • Taj Gibson
    PF, New York Knicks

    Taj Gibson (sore left plantar fascia) is being listed as probable heading into Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Gibson won't be able to carve out a consistent, reliable role on this Knicks roster and can be left alone in all leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (strained right hamstring) will not play in Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Payton will continue to recover from this hamstring injury and can be dropped in most 12-team leagues. With a guard rotation or RJ Barrett, Frank Ntilikina, Dennis Smith Jr. and Payton, his role on a night-to-night basis will be almost impossible to predict.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore abdomen/groin) is being listed as probable ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Hornets.

    Ntilikina has more value for the actual New York Knicks than he does any fantasy team. With David Fizdale's rotations being as sporadic as any, he's hard to trust in most leagues. However, prior to this game he had been rolling which means the upside is there and he warrants a hold as of right now.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • RJ Barrett
    SF, New York Knicks

    RJ Barrett (right quad contusion) is being listed as probable for Saturday vs. the Hornets.

    Barrett hasn't been great as of late, coming in outside the top-300 over the past week. However, the potential upside that he carries along with the opportunity he'll have on the Knicks makes him a must-own guy. His owners will just have to roll with the punches that come along with him this season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (ankle) is being listed as probable coming into Friday's matchup vs. the Kings.

    With Avery Bradley set to miss time with a lower leg injury, the Lakers might need to play KCP more than they'd like. The opportunity should warrant a flier in standard leagues but the expectations for him should be very, very low to begin with.

    Source: https://ak-static.cms.nba.com/referee/injury/Injury-Report_2019-11-15_01PM.pdf

  • OG Anunoby
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    OG Anunoby (right eye contusion) is expected to play in Saturday's matchup vs. the Mavericks.

    He missed Wednesday's game vs. the Blazers and the Raps still managed come out with the win. It's great news that he'll be back on the court tonight and his fantasy owners should be pleased to be getting back a top-35 guy. Fire him up in all lineups, sit back and relax.

    Source: Eric Smith on Twitter

  • Avery Bradley
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Avery Bradley suffered a hairline fracture in his lower right leg and will be re-evaulated in 1-2 weeks.

    Bradley had been dealing with a slew of injuries lately and an MRI taken Thursday night revealed the fracture. He was having a career-resurgence with the Lakers, playing 27.4 minutes per night which is third to only LeBron James and Anthony Davis. With him sidelined, expect Alex Caruso to maybe earn a look with the starters which makes him an interesting pickup in deeper leagues.

    Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Dwayne Bacon (right knee soreness) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. Detroit

    He sat out on Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies and the Hornets said that he'll test his knee pregame to determine his availability for this one. Stay tuned for updates closer to tip-off.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Blake Griffin
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Neither Blake Griffin (left hamstring, knee) nor Derrick Rose (right hamstring tightness) is not on the injury report for Friday.

    Both Griffin and Rose missed Tuesday's game after playing on Monday, which was likely a load management situation. Both are good to get back into lineups.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Andre Roberson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Andre Roberson (left knee) will remain sidelined on Friday.

    Roberson went through a non-contact practice last week but there haven't been any more updates. Consider him out indefinitely.

    Source: NBA Injury Report