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Marcus Smart (Achilles) returned to practice Thursday. He's questionable for Friday.

19 Dec, 09:17 AM

Harrison Barnes will undergo a minor procedure to restraighten his broken nose Friday, Yahoo! Sports reports.

It sounds like a minor procedure at the most. Consider him day-to-day for now as hewill likely decide in the next day or so whether he will play with a face mask on or just take a couple of days off to heal. Andre Iguodala and/or Draymond Green could see an increase in minutes should Barnes need a game or two off.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Dec, 08:47 AMSource

Draymond Green scored 16 points (7-14 FGA, 1-4 FTA) going 1-for-5 from three-point range with nine rebounds, nine assist, one steal and one block in the Warriors' 114-109 victory over the Thunder on Thursday.

Green feel just one rebound and one assist shy of posting a triple-double on Thursday night as he continues to emerge as a legitimate threat in the Warriors starting lineup. He is now averaging 13.1 points, 8.1 rebounds. 3.3 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.2 steals through 25 games which makes him someone worth investing in no matter the league format.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

19 Dec, 07:42 AM

Harrison Barnes scored 12 points (5-11 FGA,) going 2-for-4 from three-point range with seven rebounds, one assist and two steals in the Warriors' 114-109 victory over the Thunder on Thursday.

Barnes continues to show consistency in the early going as he is now averaging 11.2 points, 6.4 rebounds. 1.4 assist and 1.0 three-pointers through 25 games. Although he is the fourth option in the Warriors offense, he remains a solid deep league option while contributing across the board on almost a nightly basis.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

19 Dec, 07:41 AM

Klay Thompson scored 19 points (7-15 FGA, 3-3 FTA) going 2-for-4 from three-point range with tow rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in the Warriors' 114-109 victory over the Thunder on Thursday.

Thompson continues to be one of the better shooters as he managed to convert 46.7 percent of his field goals on Thursday. He is now averaging 23.2 points, 3.4 rebounds. 3.0 assists and 2.8 three-pointers over his last five games which ranks him among the top players at the shooting guard position.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

19 Dec, 07:38 AM

Stephen Curry scored 34 points (14-24 FGA, 1-1 FTA) going 5-for-12 from three-point range with seven rebounds, nine assists, four steals and one block in the Warriors' 114-109 victory over the Thunder on Thursday.

Curry has had himself an amazing start to the season as he is now averaging 23.9 points, 5.3 rebounds. 7.6 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.1 three-pointers through 25 games. He is currently ranked as the top fantasy player in standard leagues and should remain at or near the top the rest of the way barring a serious injury.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

19 Dec, 07:37 AM

Serge Ibaka scored 12 points (5-8 FGA) with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks in Thursday's 114-109 loss to the Warriors.

Ibaka has taken a backseat since both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook returned to the starting lineup and is now averaging only 10.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.8 blocks over his last five games. However, as long as he continues to rack up the blocks he should remain in starting lineups in all fantasy formats.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

19 Dec, 07:34 AM

Russell Westbrook scored 33 points (11-30 FGA, 8-12 FTA) going 3-for-10 from three-point range with three rebounds, eight assists and two steals in Thursday's 114-109 loss to the Warriors. 

Westbrook has been terrific over his last five games, averaging 30.6 points, 6.0 rebounds. 7.6 assists and 2.2 steals as he continues to lead the team in scoring this season. Although his current pace is likely not sustainable he remains a top point guard to own in all formats even if he slips back to his season averages as the season progresses.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

19 Dec, 07:31 AM

Kevin Durant scored 30 points (10-13 FGA, 5-7 FTA) going 5-for-6 from three-point range with two rebounds, two assists and one block before exiting with an ankle injury in Thursday's 114-109 loss to the Warriors. 

Durant tallied 30 points in just 19 minutes of platy before suffering an ankle injury prior to halftime and did not return. For now the Thunder consider him day-to-day, but fantasy owners should look for alternatives heading into Friday's game against the Lakers.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

19 Dec, 07:30 AM

Darren Collison scored 15 points (6-11 FGA, 1-1 FTA) going 2-for-4 from three-point range with one rebound, five assists and three steals in the Kings' 108-107 loss to the Bucks on Thursday.

Collison has fallen back to earth over his last three games, scoring only 24 points in that stretch as he is now averaging 15.6 points and 6.1 rebounds through 23 games. With DeMarcus Cousins back in the mix, Collison figures to take a backseat in the Kings offense which is likely to lead to a drop in fantasy production moving forward.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

19 Dec, 07:28 AM

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