Description: Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley played 42 minutes and had 12 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two threes Wednesday against the Suns.
Insight: Beverley has hit exactly 4-of-10 from the field in each of his last three games. He's only averaging 9.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists this season despite playing close to 32 minutes per game. That's not enough production from one of your fantasy point guards.
Description: Dallas point guard Jose Calderon (ankle) is in uniform for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, according to Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com.
Insight: After missing Saturday's game due to a bone bruise in his ankle, Calderon returned Tuesday and played 33 minutes. It looks like he's going to play in the second game of a back-to-back Wednesday as well.
Description: Philadelphia point guard Michael Carter-Williams has been playing through a right knee injury. SOURCE: Christopher Vito, Delaware County Daily Times
Insight: Carter-Williams admitted after Tuesday's game that his knee isn't feeling 100 percent, claiming he first injured it Sunday against Detroit. If MCW can't go Friday versus Charlotte, Tony Wroten would get the start at point guard.
Description: X-rays on Nate Robinson's injured wrist came back negative. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: Robinson says he should be fine for Wednesday's battle with Cleveland. The pint-sized guard is averaging double-digit points despite playing only 18.2 minutes per game. If one of Denver's starters gets injured, he'll be a must-start.
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo is still waiting to be cleared for full contact. SOURCE: Comcast Sportsnet New England
Insight: The hope is that he'll be cleared sometime in the next week. Rondo's recovery from a torn ACL is going well but there's still no timetable for his return. Jordan Crawford has been filling in at point guard.
Description: Memphis guard Mike Conley had an outstanding night Tuesday in a win over Phoenix.
Insight: He finished with 18 points and 14 assists. Conley didn't shoot the ball well on Tuesday (6-for-15) but he took a lot of shots and every fantasy owner knows that quanity is just as important as quality. Conley's 18.3 ppg scoring average this season is easily a career-high.
Description: Michael Carter-Williams wasn't the only rookie to record a triple-double Tuesday night in Philadelphia. Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo produced 26 points, ten boards and ten assists in 52 minutes of court time as the Sixers won 126-125 in double-overtime.
Insight: It's the first time in NBA history that two rookies have recorded a triple-double in the same game. Oladipo has averaged 18 ppg over his last five contests. The 21-year-old should be in the conversation for Rookie of the Year.
Description: Sixers guard Michael Carter-Williams notched his first career triple-double Tuesday in an overtime win over Orlando.
Insight: He finished with 27 points, 12 rebounds and ten assists. It's the first triple-double by a 76ers rookie since Andre Iguodala had one in 2005. Fantasy owners can't be thrilled with all the turnovers (seven on Tuesday) but overall, Carter-Williams' career is off to an impressive start.
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson won't be available for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia. SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel
Insight: It's the third game he's missed with a foot injury. E'Twaun Moore has been serving as the interim point guard but he's produced just 6.0 ppg in his last two contests. Perhaps Nelson will return Friday against New York.
Description: Orlando guard Jameer Nelson is questionable for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia due to a sprained left foot.
Insight: Nelson has missed two games in a row with the foot problem. E'Twaun Moore and Victor Oladipo should see increased playing time while Nelson is out of commission. Oladipo has the better fantasy value.
Description: Dallas point guard Jose Calderon (11.1 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 4.9 apg) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Charlotte because of a bone bruise in his right ankle.
Insight: He is going to be a game-time decision. Gal Mekel would get the start if Calderon is sidelined again, though he won't be a great fantasy option. Playing 26 minutes against Minnesota on Saturday, he managed six points and seven assists.
Description: Brooklyn guard Deron Williams won't return Tuesday against the Nuggets. SOURCE: Brooklyn Nets on Twitter
Insight: He's missed eight of the last nine games with a sprained ankle. The Nets aren't counting on having D-Will back for Thursday's game either. Expect Tyshawn Taylor to grab another start at point guard.
Description: Los Angeles guard Jordan Farmar will need the next month to recover from a torn hamstring. SOURCE: Mark Medina, L.A. Daily News
Insight: Steve Blake's minutes will increase but other than that, Farmar's injury shouldn't have a major fantasy impact. With Steve Nash contemplating retirement, the Lakers' point guard situation is in flux and could be for the remainder of the season.
Description: Los Angeles guard J.J. Redick won't need surgery on his broken hand. SOURCE: Brad Turner, Los Angeles Times
Insight: His 6-to-8 week recovery timetable hasn't changed. Before the injury, Redick had been off to the best start of his career, averaging 15.8 ppg on 46 percent shooting. Jamal Crawford is going to see big minutes while he's out.
Description: Hawks G/F Kyle Korver will miss Monday's game against San Antonio, according to Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: It's the fourth game he's missed due to a bruised rib. Lou Williams, who also missed Saturday's game, could get the start in Korver's place. Williams is still struggling to get his game in order after missing almost a year with a knee injury.
Description: Pistons guard Brandon Jennings had 20 points, 12 assists, six rebounds and three threes Sunday against the 76ers.
Insight: Jennings said this week that he needed to find a better balance between passing and scoring, and he seems to have found it over the last two games as he has averaged 19.5 points and 11 assists. Jennings is averaging 15.9 points and a career-high 8.4 assists per game this season.
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick suffered a fracture in his right hand and a tear of his right ulnar collateral ligament Friday night and will miss approximately 6-8 weeks. SOURCE: nba.com
Insight: Redick is averaging 28 minutes, 15.8 points and 1.9 threes this season. The team will have to get Willie Green more involved with Matt Barnes also out following retinal surgery.
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick (wrist) will miss Sunday's game against Indiana, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Redick is dealing with swelling in his wrist and he'll have an MRI Monday. He's averaging 28 minutes, 15.8 points and 1.9 threes this season. Willie Green will likey see his most minutes of the season Sunday, with Jamal Crawford and Jared Dudley also picking up extra time.
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against the Raptors, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Lawson had X-rays on his right ankle after Friday's game to check out some bone spurs, but he seems to be OK. The Denver guard has averaged 20.9 points, 8.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.4 threes over game this season.
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight had a season-high 20 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and three threes Saturday against Boston.
Insight: Knight appeared to be going back on the shelf when he aggravated his hamstring injury on Nov. 27, but he has played the last two games and averaged 30.5 minutes, 18.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.0 threes. Luke Ridnour has played just 35 minutes total in that span.
Description: Utah rookie point guard Trey Burke had a season-high 20 points with six rebounds, three assists, two steals and four triples Saturday at Phoenix.
Insight: Burke has attempted 15.3 shots (and 5.0 threes) per game over his last three games. He only hit 37 percent overall but made 46.7 percent of his 3-pointers and all six of his free throws. He should be owned in all leagues now that he's healthy.
Description: Cavaliers guard C.J. Miles (calf) will start Saturday, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Insight: Miles will play his first game since suffering a right calf strain on Nov. 20. He's averaging 18 minutes, 10 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 threes per game and will cut into Dion Waiters' minutes.
Description: Nets shooting guard Jason Terry is still out with a knee injury.
Insight: According to Long Island Newsday, Terry will be out for at least another week. With Paul Pierce (hand) also expected to miss Saturday's game versus Memphis, it could be a big night for swingman Alan Anderson (8.4 ppg).
Description: Hawks G/F Kyle Korver won't be available Saturday against Washington. SOURCE: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Insight: It's the third game he's missed with a bruised rib. Lou Williams has been starting in Korver's place and should become a solid fantasy option once he shakes off some of the rust. He missed ten months with a torn ACL.
Description: Clippers guard Jamal Crawford netted 31 points on 12-of-22 shooting Friday in a win against the Kings.
Insight: Crawford is already making his case for Sixth Man of the Year. In 17 games, he's averaging just under 16 ppg while making a little over 46 percent of his field goals. His value will subside a bit when Chris Paul and J.J. Redick return from injuries but for now, Crawford is a must-start in fantasy hoops.
Description: New Orleans point guard Jrue Holiday collected 20 points, seven rebounds and 13 assists Friday in a win over his former team, the Philadelphia 76ers.
Insight: Somehow, Holiday is shooting better outside the three-point line than he is inside of it (43.8 percent on threes, 43.5 on twos) . Holiday's size (6-foot-4) makes him one of the better rebounding point guards in the league (4.1 rpg ranks sixth among point guards).
Description: Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 32 points and 11 assists Friday night in OKC.
Insight: Curry drilled 13 of his 26 field goal attempts including 4-of-10 from downtown. In six games against the Thunder since the start of 2012, Curry has averaged 23.8 ppg. Golden State has gone 2-4 in those contests.
Description: Boston guard Jordan Crawford generated his third-career triple-double Friday in a blowout win over Cleveland.
Insight: Crawford (11 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) is getting extended minutes at point guard for the first time in his career and he seems to be loving every second of it. Of course, that will only last until Rajon Rondo is back on the court. Luckily for Crawford, Rondo (ACL) is still a couple weeks away from returning.
Description: Suns guard Eric Bledsoe will come off the bench Friday against Utah. SOURCE: Suns on Twitter
Insight: Bledsoe had missed the Suns' previous six games with a bruised shin. The fact that he's coming off the bench implies that he'll probably be on a minutes limit, making him a risky play in fantasy.
Description: Houston shooting guard James Harden will start Friday's game against Brooklyn. SOURCE: Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle
Insight: He missed the last three games with a sore foot. Even when Harden (24.2 ppg) isn't shooting the ball well, he can still be a productive fantasy player because he gets to the free throw line so often (just under nine attempts per game).
Description: Philadelphia guard Tony Wroten will be active for Friday's game against Toronto. SOURCE: Tom Moore, Bucks County Courier Times
Insight: Wroten (12.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.4 apg) had been questionable because of a strained back. He's having a strong season but we'd expect his production to fall a little now that Michael Carter-Williams is back from a foot injury.
Description: Houston guard Jeremy Lin suffered a sprained right knee in Wednesday's game and is expected to miss up to two weeks.
Insight: Lin started his third straight game at shooting guard in place of James Harden (foot) so his absence would open the door for Francisco Garcia. Garcia was 9-of-14 for 21 points on Wednesday and could be a viable option if both Lin and Harden are in street clothes.
Description: Sixers guard Tony Wroten (strained back) is questionable for Friday's game against New Orleans.
Insight: Wroten (12.6 ppg, 3.4 apg) saw some run earlier in the year when Michael Carter-Williams was out with a foot injury. Now that MCW is back to 100 percent, Wroten shouldn't be much of a factor in fantasy even when healthy.
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul strained his right hamstring during Wednesday's game against the Knicks and is questionable for Friday's game against Sacramento.
Insight: Paul had 15 points and seven assists in 26 minutes and wasn't needed in the fourth quarter to beat the Knicks by 13 points. "I'm alright," Paul said. "It's a little tight, but I'll be alright." We will know more about his status after the morning shootaround.
Description: Houston guard Jeremy Lin suffered a right knee contusion in Wednesday's game and never came back and is listed as questionablr for Friday's game against the Brooklyn Nets.
Insight: Lin started his third straight game at shooting guard in place of James Harden (foot) so his absence would leave Francisco Garcia to play the majority of the minutes. Garcia was 9-of-14 for 21 points on Wednesday and could be a viable option if both Lin and Harden are in street clothes.
Description: Rockets guard James Harden (foot) missed Wednesday's game, his third consecutive on the sidelines.
Insight: Harden is expected to be back Friday against the Nets, but we will know more after the shootaround. He's a must start if in the lineup (24.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 5.4 apg, 1.8 spg, 2.1 threes per contest).
Description: With the Hawks short-handed, guard Dennis Schroeder saw 27 minutes on Wednesday.
Insight: It was the most playing time he's seen all season. He managed six points, five assists and two steals. Kyle Korver, Lou Williams and Shelvin Mack are all questionable for Friday against Dallas.
Description: After Rockets guard Jeremy Lin went down with a knee contusion Wednesday night, Aaron Brooks played 27.5 minutes and had 21 points, four assists, two steals and four treys to help Houston beat Atlanta.
Insight: James Harden has missed the last three games due to a foot injury, allowing Brooks to crack the rotation, and Lin's injury gave him even more playing time. He has scored 20-plus points in two of the last three games and made 11 threes in that span.
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson (foot) is questionable for Friday's game.
Insight: According to the Orlando Sentinel, Magic officials did not provide any updates on Nelson's status Thursday after the guard suffered a sprained left foot Wednesday night. E'Twaun Moore would likely start if Nelson cannot play Friday.
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis is dealing with soreness in his back and a sprained ankle, according to Earl K. Sneed of mavs.com.
Insight: Ellis had just four points on 2-of-16 shooting Wednesday against Golden State, but he handed out 10 assists and had two steals in 32 minutes of play. It was the first time this season he failed to score at least 18 points.
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul strained his right hamstring during Wednesday's game against the Knicks and didn't return. However, he sayd he'll "be ready Friday," according to clippers.nba.com.
Insight: Paul had 15 points and seven assists in 26 minutes and wasn't needed in the fourth quarter to beat the Knicks by 13 points. "I'm alright," Paul said. "It's a little tight, but I'll be alright."
Description: Bucks point guard Brandon Knight appeared to aggravate his sore right hamstring late in regulation Wednesday and didn't play in overtime. SOURCE: jsonline.com
Insight: Knight has been limited to six games and 19.5 mpg this season due to the hamstring strain he suffered in the season opener. He can be dropped in all leagues, as the Bucks will be rotating five players in the backcourt when Knight is healthy, including O.J. Mayo, Luke Ridnour, Nate Wolters and Gary Neal.
Description: After shooting 29 percent from the field and averaging 6.8 ppg over his previous four games, Bucks guard O.J. Mayo scored 21 points Wednesday against the Wizards.
Insight: Mayo only made 9-of-23 from the field and didn't get to the free-throw line but he did have three threes, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. The 26-year-old has shot just 40.8 percent from the field this season but he's still averaging 15.3 ppg because he's making 45.2 percent of his threes and 90.9 percent of his foul shots.
Description: Phoenix guard Goran Dragic is averaging 22.6 points, 9.0 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 threes over his last five games.
Insight: He's taken over as the team's ball-controlling guard with Eric Bledsoe (bruised shin) out for the past six games. Dragic had 31 points, 10 assists, five boards and four triples Wednesday in a win against Portland.
Description: For just the second time this season, Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin failed to make a 3-point Wednesday against Denver. However, he still had 29 points because he went 11-of-11 from the charity stripe.
Insight: Martin has made 93.8 percent of his free throws on 6.0 attempts per game this season as well as 43.2 percent of his threes on 5.5 attempts per game. He's averaging 22.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.4 threes and should continue to thrive as Minnesota's No. 2 scoring option.
Description: Lakers PG Jordan Farmar has hit 11 threes and averaged 15 points, 5.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds over his last four games.
Insight: Farmar is only playing 21 mpg over his last four games and 20 per game on the year, but his sudden 3-point burst has boosted his production. He can be left off rosters in most leagues for now.
Description: Houston guard Jeremy Lin suffered a right knee contusion and will not return to Wednesday's game, according to Jason Friedman of rockets.nba.com.
Insight: Lin started his third straight game at shooting guard in place of James Harden (foot). He came in averaging 32 minutes, 16.3 points, 4.7 assists, 2.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.5 threes per game despite coming off the bench in eight of 15 games.
Description: Bobcats guards Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker combined to shoot 6-of-32 (.188) from the field Wednesday against Indiana.
Insight: Both still scored in double figures because they went 11-11 from the foul line. Henderson has shot just 37.4 percent from the field this season. He's averaging 14.1 ppg, 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 0.9 steals but his lack of 3-pointers caps his value.
Description: Magic rookie guard Victor Oladipo had 18 points, five assists, three rebounds and five steals in 42 minutes Wednesday against Philadelphia. However, he also turned the ball over eight times, giving him an ugly 54-62 assist-to-turnover ratio this season.
Insight: With Tobias Harris out indefinitely and Jameer Nelson leaving Wednesday's game with a sprained foot, Oladipo should continue to start and play big minutes.
Description: Phoenix guard Eric Bledsoe (shin) will miss his sixth straight game Wednesday against the Blazers, according to Chris Hayes of csnnw.com.
Insight: Bledsoe's shin pain has not subsided, but an MRI Wednesday ruled out any further injury. Gerald Green has averaged 16.5 points and 2.9 threes per game while starting nine of the last 12 for Phoenix.
Description: Rockets guard James Harden (foot) will miss Wednesday's game, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: This will be his third straight absence due to the sore foot that has bothered him since the start of the season, but he said the foot "feels real good." "I had some time to rest it and get a lot of treatment," Harden said. "It’s a lot better. The swelling has gone down a lot." Harden should be back Friday against the Nets.
Description: Rockets coach Kevin McHale said guard James Harden (foot) is doubtful for Wednesday's game, according to Jason Friedman of rockets.nba.com.
Insight: Harden missed the last two games with a sore foot that has bothered him since the start of the season, but he said the foot "feels real good," according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. I had some time to rest it and get a lot of treatment," Harden said. "It’s a lot better. The swelling has gone down a lot." If Harden doesn't play Wednesday he should be back Friday against the Nets.
Description: Rockets guard James Harden (foot) will be a game-time decision Wednesday night, but his foot is rapidly improving.
Insight: Harden missed the last two games with a sore foot that has bothered him since the start of the season, but he said the foot "feels real good," according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. I had some time to rest it and get a lot of treatment," Harden said. "It’s a lot better. The swelling has gone down a lot."
Description: Sixers guard Tony Wroten (strained back) won't be on the floor Wednesday versus the Magic. SOURCE: Philadelphia Inquirer
Insight: Wroten (12.6 ppg, 3.4 apg) saw some run earlier in the year when Michael Carter-Williams was out with a foot injury. Now that MCW is back to 100 percent, Wroten shouldn't be much of a factor in fantasy.
Description: Magic rookie guard Victor Oladipo has recorded a 14-6 assist-to-turnover ratio over his last three games after putting up eight assists and 17 turns the previous two.
Insight: Oladipo was set to come off the bench Tuesday at Atlanta but was re-inserted into the starting lineup after Tobias Harris complained of ankle soreness during warmups. Oladipo had 18 points, five assists, three rebounds, one block and one turnover in 29 minutes of play against the Hawks.
Description: Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan has averaged 25.1 ppg over his last eight contests.
Insight: He had 27 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and four threes Tuesday against the Nets. DeRozan is on his way to a career year, averaging 21.6 ppg. He's attempting a career-high 17.9 field goals and 3.6 threes per game and making 40 percent of his triples after shooting under 30 percent in each of his first four seasons.
Description: Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry's 24 points Tuesday against Brooklyn were a season high.
Insight: Lowry provides solid production in points, assists, rebounds, steals and threes, making him a strong fantasy point guard, but he's the third scoring option at best on a team with Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan.
Description: Washington guard John Wall scored 30-plus points for the third straight game Tuesday against the Lakers.
Insight: With Bradley Beal out for at least two weeks due to a stress injury in his leg, the Wizards need Wall to keep scoring. He had 31 points, nine assists, six boards and three steals in 37 minutes against Los Angeles Tuesday.
Description: Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey is averaging 18.9 points, 3.0 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals over his last seven games.
Insight: Stuckey has come off the bench in all 13 games this season and is actually playing fewer minutes per game than last season, but he has increased his field goal percentage from .406 to .490 while taking 2.1 more shots per game and 0.7 more free throws per game.
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (Achilles) said he is "probably weeks" rather than days away from returning, according to Eric Pincus of hoopsworld.com and the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Bryant signed a two-year contract extension Monday which should keep him with the Lakers for the rest of his career. Fantasy owners should not expect to have him back in the lineup until the first week of December at the earliest.
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (Achilles) was not part of Tuesday's shootaround and isn't expected to play against the Wizards.
Insight: Bryant was targeting a return before the end of November but it may end up being Dec. 1 when the Lakers host Portland. He signed an extension yesterday which should enable the future Hall-of-Famer to end his career in Los Angeles.
Description: Nets shooting guard Jason Terry (bruised knee) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Toronto.
Insight: He missed his second straight game Sunday. Even when he's been on the court he has played just 17 minutes per game this season while averaging 5.3 points and 1.1 threes per game. He's not worth owning in any leagues.
Description: Indiana guard George Hill racked up 26 points in Monday's win over Minnesota.
Insight: Hill also produced five steals, seven assists and one blocked shot. As great as Hill looked on Monday night, he's not someone fantasy owners should rely on for scoring. He's only scored 20 points or more in two of his 11 games this season.
Description: Heat guard Mario Chalmers will miss Monday's game against Phoenix because of a tight hip flexor. SOURCE: Associated Press
Insight: It's Chalmers' second absence of the season. He's been lethal from the three-point line this season, connecting on just under 49 percent of his tries from long range. Other than that, his numbers have been pretty ordinary (9.8 ppg, 4.9 apg in 26.9 mpg).
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (Achilles) has signed a two-year, $48.5 million extension.
Insight: Bryant was targeting a return before the end of November but it may end up being Dec. 1 when the Lakers host Portland. The extension should enable the future Hall-of-Famer to end his career in Los Angeles.
Description: Detroit guard Chauncey Billups is questionable for Monday's game against Milwaukee due to his ongoing knee tendinitis.
Insight: There's no timetable for Billups' return. Injuries have limited the five-time All-Star to under 23 mpg even when he's on the court and he's not producing many fantasy-worthy performances. Time to look elsewhere for guard help.
Description: If James Harden is out of the lineup again Monday night as expected, Aaron Brooks could be an option for fantasy owners.
Insight: Brooks shot an incredible 10-of-14 from the field including 6-of-7 from downtown Saturday night adding four rebounds and five assists in 25 minutes. We could see a repeat on Monday night in Memphis.
Description: Houston shooting guard James Harden is questionable for Monday's game in Memphis, according to Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: "We just have to re-evaluate it (Monday) and see where I am," Harden said. The foot has been hurting for about three weeks and cost him two games so far. Aaron Brooks was the shooting star in Harden's absence Saturday going 10-of-14 for 26 points.
Description: Utah rookie point guard Trey Burke made his debut as a starter on Sunday against Oklahoma City.
Insight: It wasn't a great start, going 2-of-9 for 4 points with four assists and two rebounds. The good news is that he only turned it over one time. He's still on a minutes limit due to his surgically-repaired finger. At 21-years-old he'll certainly get better if given the time.
Description: Brooklyn guard Joe Johnson got hot from three-point range and finished with 34 points Sunday in a loss to Detroit.
Insight: It's the first time this season Johnson (8-for-10 on three-pointers) has scored over 20 points. The Nets dropped to 3-10 with the loss. That gives Brooklyn the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference (Milwaukee is 2-10).
Description: According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Derrick Rose's preference would be to have his meniscus reattached.
Insight: A procedure of that nature would likely cost him the rest of the season. Russell Westbrook had a similar procedure and was able to return to action in about six months. Backup Kirk Hinrich will have a chance to shine now that Rose is out for the forseeable future.
Description: Nets shooting guard Jason Terry's bruised knee will again keep him sidelined.
Insight: He'll miss his second straight game Sunday against Detroit. Jet has played just 17 minutes per game this season while averaging 5.3 points and 1.1 threes per game. He's not worth owning in any leagues.
Description: Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance Saturday in a narrow win over the Magic.
Insight: Wade put up 27 points in his first game back after sitting out the previous two contests with a knee injury. Two of the 27 came on a one-handed jam over Moe Harkless and Nikola Vucevic midway through the third quarter. Saturday marked the veteran's second-highest scoring output of the season (29 against the Clippers on November 7th).
Description: Golden State guard Klay Thompson scored 30 points before fouling out Saturday against the Trail Blazers.
Insight: He hit 10-of-13 field goals in just 27 minutes of action. Thompson was a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line. The Splash Brothers (Thompson and Stephen Curry) have accounted for 36.3 percent of the team's offense this season (517 points in 14 games).
Description: Warriors guard Steph Curry recorded 22 points and 11 assists Saturday in his return from a concussion.
Insight: Unfortunately, it came in a losing effort. Saturday was Curry's fourth double-double of the season. He had 15 double-doubles during his breakout 2012-13 campaign. Curry's scoring is down from last season (20.1 ppg compared to 22.9) but his assists are up (career-high 8.9 apg).
Description: Golden State point guard Stephen Curry is back in the starting five for Saturday's game against the Trail Blazers. Curry suffered a concussion earlier in the week. SOURCE: Warriors Stats on Twitter
Insight: The Warriors should be thrilled to have Curry back after dropping two straight without him. He averaged 25.3 ppg in three contests against Portland in 2012-13.
Description: Los Angeles point guard Chris Paul finished one assist shy of his 14th consecutive double-double Saturday in a win over Sacramento.
Insight: Things got interesting when Paul bricked a couple of free throws in the last two minutes but the Clippers wouldn't have been in the game at all if not for his 22 points and nine assists. Paul has only been an average three-point shooter throughout his career but he's 6-of-8 from that distance over his last two games.
Description: Bucks point guard Brandon Knight will return to the lineup Saturday against Charlotte. SOURCE: Bucks PR
Insight: He's only expected to play about 20 minutes after missing the previous five games with a hamstring injury. Knight certainly has the talent to be an elite fantasy point guard but we wouldn't trust him until he can actually play a few games without getting hurt.
Description: Miami guard Dwyane Wade is back after missing two games with a knee injury. SOURCE: Ethan Skolnick, Bleacher Report
Insight: Wade (16.7 ppg, 5.2 apg, 4.6 rpg) is probably going to be in and out of the lineup all season. He's still a fairly reliable fantasy option given the lack of depth at shooting guard throughout the league but keep in mind, this isn't the 2009 Dwyane Wade we're dealing with.
Description: After talking to a medical source, ESPN's Pablo Torre tweeted that Derrick Rose's timetable for a torn meniscus could be anywhere from 2-to-3 weeks to over four months.
Insight: If doctors are able to cut out the torn part of Rose's meniscus, he should be back relatively soon. If they opt to repair the meniscus instead, he could be facing a very lengthy recovery. ESPN's Marc Stein hears that the Bulls are moving forward as if Rose will be out for the rest of the season.
Description: Brooklyn guard Deron Williams won't play Sunday against the Pistons. SOURCE: Mike Mazzeo, ESPN New York
Insight: His sprained ankle is still bothering him. Williams hasn't looked like himself this season (career-low 9.3 ppg) and the ankle issues are a big reason why. Shaun Livingston's fantasy value should get a boost from Williams' absence.
Description: Chicago point guard Derrick Rose is out indefinitely with a torn meniscus in his right knee. SOURCE: NBA.com
Insight: He's going to need surgery. Though no timetable has been given for his return, it's obviously a huge blow to the Bulls' title hopes. In the mean time, Kirk Hinrich will have to fill in as the starting point guard. He probably isn't fantasy material.
Description: Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (shin) hasn't even progressed to running, cutting or jumping yet, according to Paul Coro of azcentral.com.
Insight: Bledsoe has missed three straight games due to a bruised shin. He said "walking" is what is bothering him the most right now. The 23-year-old is averaging 20.4 points, 6.8 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.1 threes per game this season, his first in Phoenix.
Description: According to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said it would be "very hard" for Kobe Bryant (Achilles) to play on Los Angeles' upcoming three-game road trip.
Insight: Bryant was targeting a return before the end of November but it doesn't look like we'll see him make his debut until December.
Description: Warriors guard Stephen Curry (concussion) is expected to be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against Portland, according to nba.com.
Insight: Curry hit his head on the court during the fourth quarter of Monday's game at Utah and suffered a mild concussion. He has missed the last two games. If Curry has to miss Saturday's game, the Warriors will be without their top three point guard options; Curry's fill-in Andre Iguodala suffered a hamstring injury Friday and Toney Douglas is still out with a leg injury. Look for Klay Thompson to get some run at the point.
Description: Lakers G/F Nick Young has scored 17.2 ppg over his last five games.
Insight: He tied a season-high with 21 points Friday and has nailed at least two threes in four straight games. The 28-year-old has produced just 2.1 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.2 blocks and 0.8 steals per game, however, and his scoring chances should dry up when Kobe Bryant returns.
Description: The Bulls fear Derrick Rose suffered a torn right ACL Friday night, according to Jordan Bernfield of wgnradio.com.
Insight: Rose reportedly cannot put any weight on his right knee and will undergo an MRI Saturday. Even though the injury is to a different knee than his last torn ACL, another injury of that magnitude would be devastating to Rose's career and the Bulls franchise.
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans' 19 points Friday against the Cavaliers matched a season high.
Insight: Evans is getting on a roll now after struggling through a sprained ankle earlier this season. The former 20-5-5 player has scored in double figures in five straight games and is averaging 27.5 minutes, 15.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.6 steals in that span.
Description: Pistons guard Brandon Jennings only made 4-of-16 from the floor and didn't get to the line or make a 3-pointer Friday against the Hawks, but he dished out 14 dimes.
Insight: Jennings is averaging a career-high 7.8 assists per game through 10 games with Detroit. He's still attempting 16.3 shots per game, so it's not like he has changed his shoot-first approach. The higher assist average is likely just a product of having better players around him.
Description: Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson turned in a triple-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists Friday against the Celtics.
Insight: The 23-year-old added four steals. While his scoring has dropped off from where it was over the first couple of weeks, Stephenson is still a fantastic fantasy contributor. Stephenson is one of seven players, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Nicolas Batum, Michael Carter-Williams and Russell Westbrook, who are currently averaging at least 5.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game.
Description: Warriors guard Stephen Curry (concussion) is not playing Friday against the Lakers, according to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.
Insight: Curry hit his head on the court during the fourth quarter of Monday's game at Utah and suffered a mild concussion. Golden State has gone 0-2 and averaged 77 points without Curry this season, compared to 8-2 with a 107.3-point average with him. Look for Andre Iguodala to handle the point Friday night while Harrison Barnes starts at small forward.
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall drained 15 of the 21 shots he took and had a season-high 37 points Friday at Toronto.
Insight: Wall brought a .359 shooting percentage into Friday's game. However, his fantasy value is still high because he's averaging 17.6 points, 9.1 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.1 threes per game.
Description: Philadelphia point guard Tony Wroten suffered a lower-back strain Friday against the Bucks.
Insight: He's done for the night. The guard obviously had more fantasy value when Michael Carter-Williams was out, but he came into Friday averaging 27 minutes, 13.3 points, 3.2 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game before playing 11 minutes Friday.
Description: Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (shin) is doubtful for Friday's game against Charlotte, according to Paul Coro of azcentral.com.
Insight: Bledsoe missed the last two games due to a bruised shin and could not make it through shootaround Friday due to stiffness. The 23-year-old is averaging 20.4 points, 6.8 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.1 threes per game this season, his first in Phoenix.
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight (hamstring) is doubtful for Friday's game against the 76ers.
Insight: Knight has been limited to three games and 40 minutes all season by the hamstring injury he suffered in the season opener. Luke Ridnour made his first start of the season Wednesday and will split minutes with Knight when both are healthy, with rookie Nate Wolters also getting some minutes. Ridnour should be owned in most leagues until Knight returns.
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams (ankle) will not play Friday against the Timberwolves.
Insight: Williams suffered another left ankle sprain Wednesday night. He was making his return from a two-game absence after spraining the same ankle last Friday. Shaun Livingston will move into the starting lineup again. He averaged 17.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.7 steals in three games from Nov. 15-18.
Description: According to cleveland.com, Matthew Dellavedova will start at shooting guard for the Cavaliers Friday night against the Pelicans. C.J. Miles is out with a calf strain.
Insight: The undrafted rookie out of Saint Mary's had nine points and three threes Wednesday against the Wizards. Dion Waiters will continue to come off the bench but likely will see more minutes than Dellavedova.
Description: Timberwolves rookie Shabazz Muhammad (ankle) is expected to play Friday, according to Nate Sandell of 1500espn.com.
Insight: Sandell said Muhammad didn't seem to be having any ankle issues during Friday's shootaround. The rookie has played just 20 minutes over four games so far and shouldn't be owned in any fantasy leagues at the moment.
Description: Bulls guard Mike Dunleavy will join the starting lineup Thursday at Denver, according to Nick Friedell of espnchicago.com.
Insight: With Jimmy Butler out for 2-3 weeks with a toe injury, Dunleavy and Kirk Hinrich were in consideration for the starting job. Butler has played 30 minutes per game this season, so Dunleavy could have decent fantasy value for owners seeking threes.
Description: The Warriors expect to have guard Stephen Curry (concussion) back in the lineup Friday against the Lakers. SOURCE: csnbayarea.com
Insight: Curry hit his head on the court during the fourth quarter of Monday's game at Utah and suffered a mild concussion. Golden State has gone 0-2 and averaged 77 points without Curry this season, compared to 8-2 with a 107.3-point average with him.
Description: Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (shin) is expected to play Friday, coach Jeff Hornacek said. SOURCE: nba.com
Insight: Bledsoe missed the last two games due to a bruised shin. The 23-year-old is averaging 20.4 points, 6.8 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.1 threes per game this season, his first in Phoenix.
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams (ankle) missed Thursday's practice.
Insight: Williams suffered another left ankle sprain Wednesday night. He was making his return from a two-game absence after spraining the same ankle last Friday. He's questionable for Friday's game, putting Shaun Livingston in line for the start.
Description: Utah point guard Trey Burke's surgically repaired finger is a bit sore after he made his NBA debut Wednesday, but coach Ty Corbin hopes to increase his minutes Friday. SOURCE: Jody Genessy, Deseret News
Insight: Burke missed the team's first 12 games with a broken finger before returning to play 12 minutes Wednesday night. He had 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting in the game. Burke will take over as the starting point guard sooner rather than later and should be owned in all leagues.
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight (hamstring) went through an intense workout Thursday and says he is feeling better. He'll make the trip to Philadelphia for Friday's game but his status is uncertain. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, foxsportswisconsin.com
Insight: Knight has been limited to three games and 40 minutes all season by the hamstring injury he suffered in the season opener. Luke Ridnour made his first start of the season Wednesday and will split minutes with Knight when both are healthy, with rookie Nate Wolters also getting some minutes.
Description: Cavaliers guard C.J. Miles (calf) will miss Friday's game at New Orleans, according to Bob Finnan of new-herald.com.
Insight: Miles suffered a right calf strain and played just three minutes Wednesday night. Coach Mike Brown said he's not sure who will start at shooting guard, but Dion Waiters should see a good portion of the minutes there with Miles out.
Description: According to Bill Oram of the Orange County Register, Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said point guard Steve Nash (back) needs at least 10 more days of workouts before he'll be ready to return.
Insight: D'Antoni dismissed the notion that Nash is considering retirement. However, Nash's body is breaking down and may not allow him to continue playing for long even after he returns. Steve Blake has played well lately and should be owned in all leagues.
Description: Denver guard Nate Robinson is probable for Thursday's game against Chicago.
Insight: Robinson put in a full practice Wednesday after getting the green light following an MRI on his right wrist. Getting only around 16 mpg, Robinson is limited in his ability to contribute to a fantasy lineup. He's averaging 6.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.4 apg.
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul had his 12th straight 10-point, 10-assist game Wednesday to break Magic Johnson's record for most to start a season.
Insight: Paul had 20 points, 11 assists, six rebounds and four steals Wednesday and is on his way toward a career year in his first season under Doc Rivers. He's averaging 19.5 points and 12.5 assists per game.
Description: Knicks point guard Beno Udrih played 38 minutes and had 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists Wednesday against the Pacers.
Insight: After seeing little usage over the first three weeks, Udrih has started the last two games with Raymond Felton out with a hip injury. He played just 18 minutes and had zero points Tuesday at Detroit, though, and Felton could be back as soon as Saturday at Washington.
Description: Cavaliers guard C.J. Miles suffered a right calf strain Wednesday against the Wizards.
Insight: He played just three minutes and had zero points. Dion Waiters played 30 minutes off the bench in his return from a two-game absence but hit 2-of-13 from the field (7-8 FT) for 11 points. Little-used rookie Matthew Dellavedova also saw 27 minutes and had nine points with three threes.
Description: Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan is averaging 33 ppg over his last three games.
Insight: He had 33 points on 10-of-19 shooting (3-5 3PT, 10-12 FT) over 38 minutes Wednesday at Philadelphia. Despite shooting a career-low 41.4 percent from the field, DeRozan is scoring a career-high 21.4 ppg because he's attempting a career-high 18.5 shots and 3.4 threes per game.
Description: Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker had a season-high 31 points Wednesday against the Nets. He made 12-of-20 from the field (4-7 3PT) and had five rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal in the victory.
Insight: Walker has been a disaster shooting the ball this season. He entered Wednesday's game hitting just 32.9 percent from the floor and 26.1 percent from 3-point range. He hasn't shot over 40 percent in consecutive games since the first two contests of the season.
Description: Magic rookie guard Victor Oladipo scored 20 points over 36 minutes in his first career start Wednesday against the Heat. He added four rebounds, five steals, two assists, two blocks and two threes.
Insight: However, Oladipo also turned the basketball over eight times, giving him 17 turnovers the last two games and an average of 4.4 turnovers in just 26.5 minutes per game this season.
Description: Orlando guard Arron Afflalo scored 30 points for the second time in his last three games and hit seven threes Wednesday against the Heat.
Insight: Afflalo is averaging 25.5 ppg over the last six contests and 22.5 ppg on the year. With Tobias Harris and Glen Davis nearing their returns and Afflalo shooting 49.4 percent from the field and 53.2 percent from 3-point range (on 5.6 3PA per game) this season, fantasy owners should consider selling high.
Description: Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (bruised shin) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Kings, according to Jason Jones of sacbee.com.
Insight: Bledsoe missed Tuesday's game and we doubt he'll play off the bench Tuesday. If he was healthy enough to play, the Suns would start him. Gerald Green will start at shooting guard in his place.
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams suffered another left ankle sprain Wednesday against the Bobcats and will not return, the team announced. He rolled his ankle on Kemba Walker's foot while landing after a jump shot.
Insight: Williams just returned from a two-game absence due to the left ankle sprain he suffered Friday. It's his third ankle injury since the preseason.
Description: Luke Ridnour will make his first start of the season Wednesday when the Bucks take on Portland, according to Gery Woelfel of journaltimes.com.
Insight: The team will move Nate Wolters to the bench. Ridnour has played just 20.5 minutes per game in two games since returning from a back injury, but he's ready to assume a larger role. Brandon Knight (hamstring) is still out, so Ridnour has a shot to hold onto the starting job if he plays well.
Description: Magic rookie guard Victor Oladipo will make his first career start Wednesday against Miami as the team goes with a small-ball approach. SOURCE: John Denton, orlandomagic.com
Insight: Oladipo will start alongside Jameer Nelsen, Arron Afflalo, Maurice Harkless and Nikola Vucevic. The 2013 No. 2 overall pick has averaged 25.5 minutes, 11.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.5 steals and an ugly 4.0 turnovers in his first 10 NBA games.
Description: Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said Kobe Bryant (Achilles) told him he felt good Wednesday and didn't have any setbacks from Tuesday's practice.
Insight: Bryant was fully cleared for basketball activities earlier this week and took part in his first full-court 5-on-5 contact practice Tuesday. D'Antoni said he expected Bryant will miss a "few" more games, including Friday against the Warriors.
Description: According to beat writer Tom Moore, 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams will play Wednesday without a minutes restriction.
Insight: MCW has missed the last four games due to a sprained foot. He's been a strong fantasy player this season, averaging 17.4 points, 7.6 assists, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.9 threes per game.
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams will be active for Wednesday's game at Charlotte.
Insight: Williams missed the last two games with a mild ankle sprain. According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Williams will not be on a minutes restriction. Fantasy owners would be wise to start him against a Bobcats team that has lost five straight versus Brooklyn.