Kyle Anderson Headshot

Kyle Anderson will start against the Jazz on Friday.

Added 11/04/16 9:03 pm (EST)   Source
Anderson will reenter the Spurs' starting lineup on Friday after handing the role to rookie Jon Simmons for one game. Anderson is averaging 3.4 points and 4.2 rebounds through five games.
Blake Griffin Headshot

Griffin provided 43 points (15-26 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 10-16 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals over 42 minutes in Sunday's 124-121 overtime win over the Hornets.

Added 8:45 am (EST)
Athletic, physical big men are an Achilles' heel for the Hornets, and Griffin fully exploited that vulnerability Sunday. After sandwiching two sub-20-point efforts around the All-Star break, Griffin has bounced back to average 36.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals in the first two games following extended layoff. A stretch of stellar offensive play has led to Griffin averaging a season-best 26.2 points in February, and Chris Paul's return from his thumb injury has done nothing to slow the big man's production.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Headshot

Kidd-Gilchrist tallied just two points (1-3 FG) along with six rebounds and two assists over 21 minutes in Sunday's 124-121 overtime loss to the Clippers.

Added 8:20 am (EST)
MKG typically doesn't offer much on the scoreboard but makes up for it with above-average work on the glass. However, he was quiet across the board Sunday, taking his his second-lowest amount of shot attempts on the season and equaling his least amount of rebounds in 10 February contests as well. Kidd-Gilchrist also saw his fewest amount of minutes since Jan. 28, which certainly played a part in the overall downturn. The disappointing effort appears to be an outlier in many respects, one that the 23-year-old will try to bounce back from in Tuesday's tilt versus the Lakers.
Jeremy Lamb Headshot

Lamb tallied 19 points (5-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 8-8 FT), six rebounds and two assists over 37 minutes in Sunday's 124-121 overtime loss to the Clippers.

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Lamb saw the most minutes of any bench player by far and parlayed the opportunity into his first double-digit scoring effort in the last four games. The fifth-year guard and fellow reserve Marco Belinelli typically share playing time off the bench a lot more evenly, but Hornets coach Steve Clifford stuck with the hot hand Sunday, as Lamb outpaced his teammate by 23 minutes overall. While the 24-year-old's performance Sunday was certainly encouraging, it's worth noting that his minutes were a season high, providing him with an opportunity to generate his second-best scoring total of the campaign.
Frank Kaminsky Headshot

Kaminsky registered 16 points (5-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five rebounds and four assists over 28 minutes in Sunday's 124-121 overtime loss to the Clippers.

Added 8:07 am (EST)
Kaminsky continues to draw starts for the sidelined Cody Zeller (quad) and parlay the opportunities into productive outings. The ref's whistle eventually got the best of him Sunday, with Kaminsky fouling out after 28 minutes on the floor. However, the second-year big man did manage his sixth straight double-digit scoring effort before departing, and is now sporting a 22.4 percent usage rate since Zeller's first missed game on Jan. 25. Kaminsky's deft touch from long distance adds an extra dimension to his game that goes beyond that of a typical big man, enhancing his overall value. Factoring in Sunday's production, he's attempted an average of 6.3 shots from behind the arc in 10 February contests and has drained them at a 36.5 percent clip.
Nicolas Batum Headshot

Batum supplied 31 points (9-18 FG, 8-13 3Pt, 5-5 FT), eight rebounds, four assists and one block over 43 minutes in Sunday's 124-121 overtime loss to the Clippers.

Added 7:54 am (EST)
Both Batum and backcourt mate Kemba Walker were in the proverbial zone from long range, and the former's hot hand led to a season-high scoring total. The eight made threes also served as a personal best on the campaign for Batum, and he managed at least a 50 percent success rate from the floor for the fourth time in 10 February games. While the scoring total was a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners, it's notable that the nine-year veteran has only eclipsed the 20-point mark on three occasions since the calendar flipped to 2017. However, Batum retains considerable value for his ability to usually make steady and solid contributions in virtually every category on the stat sheet.
Kemba Walker Headshot

Walker generated 34 points (11-19 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 6-8 FT), two rebounds, two assists and one steal over 43 minutes in Sunday's 124-121 overtime loss to the Clippers.

Added 7:46 am (EST)
Walker was key to the Hornets forcing overtime, hitting one of his six treys with 48.2 seconds remaining with Charlotte down by five and then draining two clutch free throws with 11.9 seconds remaining to tie the game at 113. The All-Star point guard now has 34 points in two of his last three games and has been hot from long range as of late, notching multiple threes in four of the last five contests.
Serge Ibaka Headshot

Ibaka scored 18 points (8-15 FG, 2-5 3Pt) while adding 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 34 minutes during Sunday's 112-106 win over the Trail Blazers.

Added 4:59 am (EST)
It's his first double-double as a Raptor, but just his ninth of the season, highlighting how much Ibaka was off his game in Orlando. The 27-year-old could well record more double-doubles down the stretch for Toronto than he did in 56 games for the Magic.
DeMar DeRozan Headshot

DeRozan scored 33 points (9-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 15-16 FT) while adding six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 36 minutes during Sunday's 112-106 win over the Trail Blazers.

Added 4:55 am (EST)
It's the 24th time this season that DeRozan has scored 30 or more points. He's been especially impressive the last two games with Kyle Lowry (wrist) sidelined, scoring a combined 76 points while going 27-for-28 from the free throw line.
Moe Harkless Headshot

Harkless scored 18 points (7-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT) while adding five rebounds, two steals and a block in 36 minutes during Sunday's 112-106 loss to the Raptors.

Added 4:47 am (EST)
The 23-year-old has started returning to the form he showed in late November, averaging 13.8 points, 6.0 boards, 1.8 three-pointers, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks over his last four games. Harkless figures to continue seeing big minutes with Evan Turner (hand) sidelined for at least another couple of weeks, and his ability to contribute in multiple categories could make him a useful addition to your fantasy roster despite his modest numbers on the season.
Damian Lillard Headshot

Lillard scored 28 points (10-20 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 4-5 FT) while adding eight assists, six rebounds and two steals in 36 minutes during Sunday's 112-106 loss to the Raptors.

Added 4:41 am (EST)
He extended his streak of games with at least one three-pointer to 38, and scored at least 20 points for the seventh time in the eight February games. Lillard's efforts lately have largely been in vain, however, as the Blazers fell to 2-6 on the month despite him averaging 24.3 points, 6.3 boards, 5.4 assists and 3.0 three-pointers per game.
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