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Pau Gasol, PF/C, CHI10/31/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Bulls center Pau Gasol had a solid game in Friday's overtime loss to Cleveland.
Insight: He had 13 points, nine rebounds, and impressive six blocked shots. While Gasol won't be getting six blocks per game, numbers close to a double-double will please fantasy owners.
Kirk Hinrich, G, CHI10/31/2014 10:56:00 PM
Description: Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich stepped up in the absence of Derrick Rose.
Insight: With Rose leaving in the fourth quarter, with a sprained ankle, Hinrich hit some big shots down the stretch, and finished with 20 points. His season-high last season, was 19.
LeBron James, F, CLE10/31/2014 10:55:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers small forward LeBron James rebounded from a poor opening night.
Insight: He had 36 points, eight rebounds, four assists, four steals, one block, and three turnovers, to lead Cleveland to an overtime victory over Chicago. James also scored eight points in the extra session.
Derrick Rose, G, CHI10/31/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Bulls guard Derrick Rose left Friday's game with a sprained ankle, and is questionable to return.
Insight: Doris Burke gave the report with about three minutes left in the fourth quarter, so it is unlikely that Rose returns. Hopefully the injury does not keep him out long, as Rose was having a productive night (20 points, four assists, four rebounds in 25 minutes). However, questions contiue to linger if Rose can stay healthy.
C.J. Miles, G, IND10/31/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Shooting guard C.J. Miles scored 13 points in Friday's loss to Memphis.
Insight: He chipped in four assists, three rebounds, one steal, one block, and also had three turnovers. Miles will have some fantasy relevance, with the uncertainty on the Pacers' roster.
Marc Gasol, C, MEM10/31/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol scored 20 points in Friday's win over Indiana.
Insight: Following a 32-point performance during opening night, Gasol shot 9-of-16 from the field, and had six rebounds, two steals, two blocks, and two turnovers. He looks like he is in line for the best season of his career.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM10/31/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Memphis PF/C Zach Randolph posted his second double-double, in two games.
Insight: He had 22 points and 13 rebounds, along with three steals. Owners are loving the start Randolph is off to this season.
Ricky Rubio, G, MIN10/31/2014 9:02:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio has agreed to a four-year contract extension with Minnesota, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Insight: The deal is a $55 million extension, and it makes sense for the Timberwolves to lock up a popular player, after losing Kevin Love in the offseason.
Reggie Jackson, G, OKC10/31/2014 8:58:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson (ankle) is expected to make his season debut Saturday against the Nuggets.
Insight: This is as good of news OKC could hope to receive, after losing Russell Westbrook to a hand injury. Barring a setback, Jackson will be ready to roll, and will have a unique opportunity to put up big numbers.
Courtney Lee, SG, MEM10/31/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee left Friday's game with an apparent concussion.
Insight: He was on the floor and took a Roy Hibbert knee to the back of the head. He will need to be cleared in order to get back on the floor, which will probably take at least a few days. Vince Carter, Beno Udrih, and Quincy Pondexter should all see an increase in playing time.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI10/31/2014 7:55:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (thumb) is not in the starting lineup Friday against Cleveland.
Insight: It is looking like Butler will need at least one more game, before he makes his season-debut.
Klay Thompson, G, GSW10/31/2014 6:29:00 PM
Description: Warriors guard Klay Thompson agreed to a four-year extension with Golden State.
Insight: It is a max-deal worth $70 million. At 24-years-old, Thompson is just getting better and better.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI10/31/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (thumb) took part in Friday's shootaround, but is still a game-time decision.
Insight: Check back closer to tip-off, to see if Butler is ready to roll versus the Cavaliers.
David West, F, IND10/31/2014 4:15:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West (sprained right ankle) will not play Friday against Memphis.
Insight: He is expected to miss the first three games, and this will be Indiana's second game of the season. Luis Scola will continue to start, while Chris Copeland and Lavoy Allen will see minutes, during West's absence.
Josh McRoberts, F, MIA10/31/2014 4:12:00 PM
Description: Heat power forward Josh McRoberts (toe surgery) practiced in full during Friday's session.
Insight: He is getting close to game-action, and will have a chance to suit up Saturday in Philadelphia. McRoberts will provide owners with some three-pointers, rebounds, and a solid field goal percenatge, during the season.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN10/31/2014 4:05:00 PM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (eye) has been cleared to play on Friday.
Insight: Barring a last-minute change, he will be on the court against the Suns, and will have a tremendous opportunity to build off his NBA Finals MVP Award. In contract news, Leonard has tabled talks with the Spurs until after the season, as he is pursuing a max-extension. Leonard will be a restricted free agent next summer.
Patrick Beverley, G, HOU10/31/2014 4:01:00 PM
Description: Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley (hamstring) should be considered day-to-day.
Insight: He is running on the treadmill, but is not 100 percent, and if he is unable to go on Saturday against the Cleltics, backup guard Isaiah Canaan will be in line to get the start. Look for Jason Terry to mix in at point guard as well.
Brook Lopez, C, BRK10/31/2014 2:01:00 PM
Description: Nets center Brook Lopez was out on Wednesday and is still out for Saturday's game.
Insight: He is making progress on his injured foot, but Brooklyn is airing on the side of caution. Mason Plumlee will start for Lopez.
Ed Davis, F, LALHot10/31/2014 1:55:00 PM
Description: Lakers forward Ed Davis has put up two strong performances and should continue to see plenty of playing time.
Insight: despite not starting, Davis is averaging 12.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg and 2.0 blocks per game. It's his defense that will keep him on the court over a veteran like Carlos Boozer and he's a viable fantasy options after the Julius Randle injury.
Kobe Bryant, G, LAL10/31/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: One thing fantasy owners should never do is underextimate Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.
Insight: Bryant's return to the court after a "lost" season started slowly in Game 1, but he posted 31 points against Phoenix. Knocking the rust off was to be expected, but nobody has more will to succeed than Bryant.
J.J. Redick, G, LAC10/31/2014 1:49:00 PM
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick will have to shake off a poor opening night shooting performance.
Insight: Redick went 1-of-10 and hit just one of seven three point shots. He's a great shooter and we have no doubts he'll rebound quickly. He averaged a career-high 15.2 points per game last season.
Darren Collison, G, SACHot10/31/2014 1:46:00 PM
Description: Kings guard Darren Collison was very good on opening night, posting 13 points, four rebounds, eight assists, five steals and a block.
Insight: In fact, the only fault we can find is a 4-of-12 shooting night, but this bodes well for his becoming a top point guard who can fill up a box score.
Wesley Matthews, G, POR10/31/2014 1:42:00 PM
Description: Portland shooting guard Wesley Matthews is coming off a fine opening night, shooting 8-of-12 for 22 points, four rebounds and a couple of assists.
Insight: Running mate Damian Lillard had an off shooting night, so Matthews got more worh than usual, but we don't expect him to stay at this level.
Goran Dragic, G, PHO10/31/2014 12:40:00 PM
Description: If the first game is an indication, Suns guard Goran Dragic is going to take a hit to his assists total with Eric Bledoe in the lineup.
Insight: He had career-high averages in points (20.3 PPG), assists (5.9 APG), rebounds (3.2 RPG), field goal percentage (.505 FG%), and three-pointers made per game (1.6 3PM) last season. With Eric Bledsoe healthy and the addition of Isaiah Thomas, Dragic's numbers might take a significant hit. But it's only one game and we aren't ready to draw season-long conclusions.
Marcus Morris, F, PHOHot10/31/2014 12:38:00 PM
Description: Suns forward Marcus Morris exploded for 21 points in his 2014-15 debut.
Insight: We aren't sure where this one came from. He's a career 8.2 ppg scorer. let's see him do it again before we get too excited.
Isaiah Thomas, G, PHOHot10/31/2014 12:35:00 PM
Description: Sunsbackup point guard Isaiah Thomas was spectacular in his debut, scoring 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting in just 20 minutes.
Insight: We're not sure he can keep up that type of production, but we liked the start. He's got to carve out minutes behind Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe.
Ricky Rubio, G, MIN10/31/2014 12:28:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is averaging 11 shot attempts per game over the first two contests of 2014-15 and 11.5 ppg.
Insight: We like that his shot attempts are up from 8.2 last season and his career average of 8.8. At this current level and with his passing ability he starts to garner much more fantasy value.
Alexey Shved, G, PHIHot10/31/2014 12:24:00 PM
Description: Sixers point guard Alexey Shved played very well in the opener and on this weak Philadelphia roster should continue to see plenty of playing time.
Insight: Shved posted 18 points and five assists in just 24 minutes. He was 3-of-6 from beyond the arc and fantasy owners should keep an eye on him. If he sees the same workload or more he'd be a useful bench addition.
Taj Gibson, PF, CHI10/31/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson played very well coming off the bench in the season opener and given a chance can certainly repeat those numbers.
Insight: Gibson played 28 minutes, scoring 22 points and pulling down eight rebounds, but that was against a weak Knicks team. Let's see what kind of role and output he posted Friday night against Cleveland.
Derrick Rose, G, CHI10/31/2014 12:17:00 PM
Description: Bulls guard Derrick Rose wasn't huge in Chicago's opening night win over the Knicks, but then again he only played 21 minutes.
Insight: Rose was 3-for-7 for 13 points, while adding five assists, three rebounds and two steals. We hope to see him play 30 minutes down the road so that he can get the numbers we expect from him.
Kevin Love, F, MIN10/31/2014 12:16:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love played well in the "Chris Bosh" role for his new team.
Insight: He had 19 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and made three 3-pointers. Expect a double-double from Love almost everytime out, but the 26.1 ppg from last season is likely to take a significant hit as we saw in Game 1.
LeBron James, F, CLE10/31/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: We expect Cavaliers small forward LeBron James will step up his game after the team lost the season opener.
Insight: He was 5-for-15 for 17 points, five rebounds, four assists, and a dreadful eight turnovers in a loss. He'll likely go big this time arround and dominate in all phases of the game.
Roy Hibbert, C, IND10/31/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Pacers center Roy Hibbert put up exciting numbers for his fantasy owners in the opener - 22 points, eight rebounds, seven blocks.
Insight: Hibbert was 10-of-13 for 22 points, but it was against the Sixers, so his fantasy owners should temper their expectations. Let's see how he does against Marc Gasol Friday night.
Marc Gasol, C, MEM10/31/2014 12:02:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol dazzled in Wednesday's opener, with 32 points and nine rebounds, but may have a tougher time Friday night against Indiana.
Insight: He was 12-for-17 from the field, and 8-for-10 from the line against Minnesota, but will go up against defensive specialist Roy Hibbert this time around. Hibbert reject seven shots in the Pacers' opener.
Russell Westbrook, G, OKC10/31/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook suffered a fractured finger on his right hand in the first half of the Thursday night game with the Clippers, according to a ProBasketballTalk report.
Insight: With Kevin Durant (foot) out for the beginning portion of the season, Westbrook was going to have to carry the Thunder. Normally this type injury will force a player to sit for about a month or more. Disaster for OKC who are now without their two All-Stars.
Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL10/30/2014 10:55:00 PM
Description: Mavericks PF/C Dirk Nowitzki shot 9-of-13 from the field in Thursday's win over Utah.
Insight: He had 21 points and two 3-pointers, but also only had three rebounds. Owners would like to see his rebounding totals go up, next time out.
Chandler Parsons, F, DAL10/30/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons rebounded from a terrible opening night.
Insight: After scoring only five points on Tuesday, Parsons came to life with 21 points and seven rebounds. He should continue to score in this high-octane offense.
Derrick Favors, F/C, UTA10/30/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Utah power forward Derrick Favors had a double-double in Thursday's loss to the Mavericks.
Insight: He had 17 points and 11 rebounds, but what was more impressive was that he shot 7-for-12 from the field. If he has totals like these all season, owners will be extremely happy.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA10/30/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward scored 16 points in Thursday's loss to Dallas.
Insight: He chipped in six assists, four rebounds, and one steal. Owners can expect stats like this from Hayward all season.
Kyrie Irving, G, CLE10/30/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving led the team in scoring during opening night.
Insight: He had 22 points, six assists, five rebounds, two steals, but did have four turnovers. Owners will deal with the turnovers, if Irving continues to produce stat lines like this one.
Kevin Love, F, MIN10/30/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love played well in his team debut.
Insight: He had 19 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and made three 3-pointers. Expect a double-double from Love almost everytime out.
LeBron James, F, CLE10/30/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James had a night to forget in his return.
Insight: He was 5-for-15 for 17 points, five rebounds, four assists, and a dreadful eight turnovers. This very well could be James' worst game of the whole season.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK10/30/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony rebounded from a poor opening night.
Insight: After scoring only 14 points on Wednesday, Anthony was much better on Thursday, as he had 25 points and six assists. Look for his scoring numbers to continue to increase.
Andrew Wiggins, G, MIN10/30/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins continued his slow start to the season.
Insight: After having only six points on opening night, Wiggins followed that performance with eight more points, four rebounds, one assist, and one steal. There will be growing pains for the rookie, especially early on.
Nikola Pekovic, C, MIN10/30/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic rebounded from a poor opening game.
Insight: He had only five points and eight rebounds on Wednesday night, but came to life on Thursday, with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Pekovic should be around these numbers all season long.
Caron Butler, G/F, DET10/30/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Pistons guard/forward Caron Butler led the Pistons in scoring on Thursday.
Insight: He was 10-for-14 from the field for 24 points. Butler also chipped in eight rebounds, but owners can keep him on the waiver wire for the foreseeable future.
Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL10/30/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic posted a double-double in Thursday's loss to Washington.
Insight: He had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and will provide those type of numbers all season long.
John Wall, G, WAS10/30/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall had a big game on Thursday.
Insight: He was 10-of-21 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line, for 30 points. Wall also had 12 assists, 5 rebounds, two steals, and only two turnovers. He has two double-doubles through two games, thus far.
Marcin Gortat, C, WAS10/30/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat posted a double-double in Thursday's win over Orlando.
Insight: He had 20 points and 12 rebounds, while shooting 10-of-13 from the field. Gortat should contiue to provide solid production in the points and rebounding department, in 2014-15.
Lance Stephenson, G, CHA10/30/2014 4:30:00 PM
Description: Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson put up an interesting line in his debut for Charlotte Wednesday.
Insight: Stephenson didn't shoot very weel (3-of-12), but did pull down 13 rebounds and dished out eight assists in an overtime win. He's dealing with a groin issue, but it shouldn't keep him from playing.
Brandon Jennings, G, DETCold10/30/2014 1:32:00 PM
Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings wasn't an intergral past of the offense on opening night, playing just 20 minutes and scoring four points.
Insight: Fantasy owners who expected him to score at last season's 15.5 ppg average have to be worried that D.J. Augustin saw more time, but one game does not a season make.
Andrew Wiggins, G, MIN10/30/2014 1:28:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins was a bit on the dull side in his NBA debut, scoring six points, three rebounds an assist and a pair of steals in 19 minutes.
Insight: Wiggins was dealing with a sore back so perhaps he didn't push it. Like most rookies, the first season will be filled with ups and downs and fantasy owners who pick him in non-dynasty leagues should be aware of the inconsistent nature of the selection.
Norris Cole, G, MIAHot10/30/2014 1:26:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Norris Cole was huge in his opener - 23 points, three rebounds, two assists.
Insight: It will be interesting to see if he can do it on a consistent basis or if this was just opening night enthusiasm. The Heat have a number of options should he falter in Shabazz Napier and Mario Chalmers so Cole is still a risky option.
Anthony Morrow, G, OKC10/30/2014 12:43:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Anthony Morrow will miss 4-6 weeks due to a sprained left MCL.
Insight: Just add him to the Thunders' growing injury woes. he hasn't been fantasy worthy since 2011 in Brooklyn.
Mitch McGary, F, OKC10/30/2014 12:43:00 PM
Description: Thirs-string Thunder center Mitch McGary isn't expected back from a left foot fracture until sometime in December.
Insight: McGary has no fantasy value behind Steven Adams and Kendrick Perkins.
Jeremy Lamb, SG, OKC10/30/2014 12:40:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb missed Wednesday's game and is expected to miss the game against the Clippers due to a back issue.
Insight: With all the injuries on this team, Andre Robertson saw 35 minutes in the opener and put up an interesting line - six points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal.
Reggie Jackson, G, OKC10/30/2014 12:37:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson is expected to miss a couple games due to his ankle injury.
Insight: Jackson stepped up last season when Russell Westbrook was injured and his offense will be needed with Kevin Durant out of the lineup. He averaged 13.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.1 apg last season.
Raymond Felton, G, DAL10/30/2014 12:34:00 PM
Description: Mavericks backup point guard Raymond Felton is out due to a four-game suspension.
Insight: Felton also has a sprained ankle and lost the starting job to Jameer Nelson. We have doubts he'll have any fantasy value this season unless Nelson goes down.
Ronny Turiaf, C, MIN10/30/2014 12:31:00 PM
Description: Minnesota backup center Ronny Turiaf is questionable for Thursday's game against Detroit.
Insight: Turiaf has no fantasy value behind centers Nikola Pekovic and Gorgui Dieng.
Glenn Robinson III, F, MIN10/30/2014 12:31:00 PM
Description: Glenn Robinson III is questionable for Thursday's game against Detroit due to a sprained ankle.
Insight: Robinson is buried on the depth chart and wouldn't have value even if healthy.
Kevin Martin, G, MIN10/30/2014 12:28:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin (ankle) did not play on Wednesday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Detroit.
Insight: Martin is injury-prone, but can produce when on the court. He averaged 19.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.8 apg in 68 games last season.
Cartier Martin, F, DET10/30/2014 12:25:00 PM
Description: Pistons SG/SF Cartier Martin is questionable for Thursday's game against Minnesota due to plantar fasciitis.
Insight: Martin might get solid minutes with Jodie Meeks sidelined if he can get healthy.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET10/30/2014 12:22:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe will be sidelined one more game due to a suspension and should return for Saturday's contest.
Insight: Monroe is in a contract season and may end up being the odd-man out in the Pistons front court.
Kevin Love, F, MIN10/30/2014 12:19:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is dealing with bruised ribs but is expected to play Thursday.
Insight: Love practiced Wednesday so fantasy owners should not be concerned. It will be interesting to see how he works with two other elite players - LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.
Jose Calderon, G, NYK10/30/2014 12:16:00 PM
Description: Knicks point guard Jose Calderon (strained right calf) did not play Wednesday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Calderon was thought to be good for the opener, but was a last-second no-go. Shane Larkin started in his absence.
Andrea Bargnani, F, NYK10/30/2014 12:15:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani has been ruled out of the first three games of the season.
Insight: Nothing new here for a guy who has missed more than half of the games over the past three seasons. Sunday versus Charlotte is the earliest he could play, but fantasy owners should not expect anything from him - then they won't be disappointed.
Kyle O'Quinn, C, ORL10/30/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Magic PF/C Kyle O'Quinn is questionable for Thursday's game against Washington due to an ankle issue.
Insight: O'Quinn started at PF with Channing Frye sidelined and barring a setback should get another start as Frye isn't likely back until Saturday. O'Quinn played just 21 minutes in the opener due to foul trouble and the ankle issue.
Channing Frye, C, ORL10/30/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Magic F/C Channing Frye (sprained left knee) is questionable for Thursday's game against Washington.
Insight: A more reasonable target for Frye is to return Saturday against Toronto. Kyle O'Quinn got the start at PF in his absence, but played just 21 minutes due to foul trouble and an ankle issue.
Glen Rice Jr., G/F, WAS10/30/2014 12:03:00 PM
Description: Wizards swingman Glen Rice Jr. is dealing with a sprained right ankle and is questionable for Thursday's game against Orlando.
Insight: Rice has little fantasy value long-term, but he could have value if he can get healthy with Bradley Beal (wrist) and Martell Webster (back) sidelined.
DeJuan Blair, C, WAS10/30/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Washington back PF/C DeJuan Blair should be active after missing opening night due to a one-game suspension.
Insight: Blair will have little fantasy value this season, barring multiple injuries, as he's buried on the depth chart.
Drew Gooden, C, WAS10/30/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Wizards power forward Drew Gooden had a big game in Nene's absence on opening night (18 points, five rebounds), but should return to his backup role against Orlando.
Insight: Nene served a one-game suspension but should resume his starting role leaving Gooden with limited minutes.
Nene , PF/C, WAS10/30/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene missed the season opener due to a one-game suspension, but should be back in the lineup for the game against Orlando.
Insight: Drew Gooden had a big game in his absence (18 points, five rebounds), but should return to his backup role.
Rajon Rondo, G, BOS10/29/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo had 12 assists in his return to action.
Insight: He played 30 minutes, and also had 13 points, one steal, and one block. Rondo will be his self, as an assist-machine in 2014-15.
Joe Johnson, G/F, BRK10/29/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson scored 19 points in the season opener.
Insight: He was only 7-of-19 from the field, while chipping in six rebounds, three assists and one steal. Look for Johnson to average around 20 points per game.
Deron Williams, G, BRK10/29/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams played well during Wednesday's loss to Boston.
Insight: He had 19 points, eight assists, two steals, but also four turnovers. If Williams produces numbers like these, then owners will have absolutely no issue with him.
Marc Gasol, C, MEM10/29/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol dazzled in Wednesday's opener.
Insight: He was 12-for-17 from the field, and 8-for-10 from the line, for 32 points. Gasol also had nine rebounds, two steals, and two blocks. This is a contract-year for Gasol, and he is off to a great start.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM10/29/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Memphis PF/C Zach Randolph had 25 points and 13 rebounds during Wednesday's win over Minnesota.
Insight: He shot 12-of-16 from the field, and added one steal and one block. Owners should expect Randolph to average close to a double-double in 2014-15.
Thaddeus Young, F, MIN10/29/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young looked fantastic in his team debut.
Insight: He was 10-of-18 , including two 3-pointers, for 26 points. Young also chipped in four rebounds, four assists, and two steals. It looks like he is picking up where he left off in Philadelphia, last season.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK10/29/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony led the team in scoring, during Wednesday's loss to Chicago.
Insight: It was not much of an accomplishment, as Anthony had only 14 points. The Knicks shot only 36.5 percent from the field, and Anthony and Amare Stoudemire (12 points) were the only two players to score in double-figures.
Derrick Rose, G, CHI10/29/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Bulls guard Derrick Rose did not need to do much in Chicago's opening night win over the Knicks.
Insight: He was 3-for-7 for 13 points, while adding five assists, three rebounds and two steals. Look for Rose to get his numbers up, next time out.
Pau Gasol, PF/C, CHI10/29/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Bulls center Pau Gasol had a fantastic team debut.
Insight: Him and backup power forward Taj Gibson led the Bulls on Wednesday, with Gasol going for 21 points and 11 rebounds. Gibson chipped in 22 points, eight rebounds, one steal, and one block as well. It is early, but it is looking like Chicago is extremely deep.
Dwyane Wade, G, MIA10/29/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Dwyane Wade hit some big shots down the stretch, and helped Miami beat Washington in the season opener.
Insight: He shot 8-of-16 for 21 points, made two 3-pointers, and had two steals. Owners need to be aware that Wade will probably not suit up every game, but if he posts numbers like tonight's, then he will be in line for a nice season.
Chris Bosh, C/PF, MIA10/29/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Chris Bosh played extremely well in first post-Lebron James game.
Insight: He had 26 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block, and four 3-pointers. Pretty impressive, and there is no reason to think this will not continue.
Paul Pierce, F, WAS10/29/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce played well in his team debut.
Insight: He played 33 minutes and was 6-for-10 from the field, including one three-pointer, for 17 points. Pierce also had six rebounds, five assists, and two steals, making it just another night on the court for him.
John Wall, G, WAS10/29/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall had a double-double during Wednesday's loss to Miami.
Insight: He had 16 points and 11 assists, along with two steals. Owners should expect even better production, as we move along.
Kyle Lowry, G, TOR10/29/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: raptors guard Kyle Lowry had a poor shooting night, but posted a double-double during Wednesday's win over Atlanta.
Insight: Lowry and DeMar Derozan shot poorly, going a a combined 7-of-27. However, Derozan chipped in 15 points, 11 rebounds, and six steals, while Lowry had 11 points, 10 assists, six rebounds, and three steals. Both players should be extremely valuable until season's end.
Jonas Valanciunas, C, TOR10/29/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas led the team in scoring, in limited minutes.
Insight: He played only 21 minutes, and was 4-of-5 from the field, but 9-of-10 from the line, for his 17 points. Valanciunas also chipped in eight rebounds and a block. It was a solid opening night, and owners can expect his playing to increase as well.
Kyle Korver, G/F, ATL10/29/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver knocked six three-pointers, in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.
Insight: He finished with 20 points, two assists, two rebounds, and somehow had three blocks. Korver again, will be a deadly threat from downtown, in 2014-15.
Jeff Teague, PG, ATL10/29/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Atlanta point guard Jeff Teague played well on opening night against Toronto.
Insight: He was 8-for-12 for 20 points, along with eight assists, three rebounds, but did have six turnovers. Owners can expect nights like this, throughout the season.
Al Horford, C, ATL10/29/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Atlanta C/PF Al Horford scored 12 points in his return to action on Wednesday.
Insight: After playing in only 29 games last season, Horford was 6-of-15 from the field, while chipping in 13 rebounds, three assists, three blocks, and one steal. As long as he can stay healthy, Horford will have a major impact on the fantasy season.
Brandon Knight, G, MIL10/29/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight almost posted a triple-double on Wednesday night against the Hornets.
Insight: He shot terribly (5-of-17), but had 22 points, 13 assists, eight rebounds, and was 10-of-10 from the line. Knight did turn the ball over four times, but if he produces numbers like that, the turnovers should not be an issue to fantasy owners.
Jabari Parker, F, MIL10/29/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Bucks rookie Jabari Parker did not do much in his NBA debut.
Insight: He shot 3-of-9 from the field, for eight points, and had four rebounds, one assist, and one steal. Owners should expect growing pains, especially early on, but it is nice to know he played 37 minutes on Wednesday night.
Al Jefferson, C, CHA10/29/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Bobcats center Al Jefferson posted a double-double in the season opener against the Bucks.
Insight: He had 14 points and 10 rebounds, while chipping in four blocks and two steals. Jefferson should be a double-double machine all season long.
Kemba Walker, G, CHA10/29/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker hit the game-winning jumper, in overtime, against Milwaukee.
Insight: Charlotte trailed all night, but forced overtime, and Walker put the Hornets in front for good with 5.1 seconds remaining in the extra session. He had a poor shooting night (9-for-26), but did have 26 points, three 3-pointers, six rebounds, five assists, one steal, and one block. Solid start to the season for Walker.
Roy Hibbert, C, IND10/29/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Pacers center Roy Hibbert carried Indiana to an opening night victory over the 76ers.
Insight: Hibbert was 10-of-13 for 22 points, while adding eight rebounds and an impressive seven blocks. If Hibbert produces like this all season, fantasy owners will have hit the jackpot.
Tony Wroten, G, PHI10/29/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: 76ers guard Tony Wroten had a solid opening night.
Insight: He was filling in for the injured Michael Carter-Williams, and posted a nice stat line. Wroten was 9-of-21 for 22 points, while also adding seven assists, eight rebounds, and three steals. Once MCW returns from injury, Wroten will move back to the bench, but as long as he continues to see minutes, he will be able to provide numbers for fantasy owners.
Nerlens Noel, C, PHI10/29/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel posted 10 rebounds and three blocks in his NBA debut.
Insight: He had a poor shooting night, going 2-for-11 from the field and 2-for-6 from the line, for his six points. Owners will have to deal with poor offensive nights from Noel, but it is nice to see him produce in the rebounding and shot-blocking department, early on.
Jose Calderon, G, NYK10/29/2014 7:16:00 PM
Description: Knicks point guard Jose Calderon (calf) will not play Wednesday against the Bulls.
Insight: This comes as a surprise, as Calderon was deemed good to go. However he may have aggravated something during warmups, and is now out. Consider him day-to-day.
Kevin Martin, G, MIN10/29/2014 7:07:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin (ankle) will not play on Wednesday.
Insight: He was injured yesterday, but is not expected to be out long. Consider him day-to-day.
Rajon Rondo, G, BOS10/29/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (hand) will play in Wednesday's season opener.
Insight: Coach Brad Stevens says he will play without a minute-limit, which is great news for fantasy owners. Make sure Rondo is locked into all lineups.


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