NBA News

Steven Adams    C  Thunder



Steven Adams was a monster during Wednesday's 100-95 win in Indiana, putting up 23 points on 11-of-16 shooting, 13 rebounds (nine offensive), one assist and one block. Adams is in the midst of his best NBA season, recording career-highs in scoring (13.7 points per game), percentages (64.6% FGs, 64.0% FTs), rebounds (8.5) and steals (1.3). In addition to bone-crunching screens and a whopping 4.7 offensive rebounds per game, Adams is adding a respectable 1.0 blocks. He's eradicating preseason expectations as a top-50 fantasy value, and there's no reason to suspect he'll slow down.


Dec 13 - 10:26 PM

Raymond Felton    G  Thunder



Raymond Felton tied his season-high with six assists on Wednesday, adding four points, three rebounds and one steal in 12 minutes off the bench. Credit is due to Felton's teammates for knocking down shots tonight. He's off the fantasy radar in standard leagues while Russell Westbrook is healthy -- if all you need is a cheap source of assists, you're better off with guys like Jarrett Jack or J.J. Barea.


Dec 13 - 10:26 PM

Russell Westbrook    G  Thunder



Russell Westbrook notched his ninth triple-double of the season on Wednesday, scoring 10 points with 17 rebounds and 12 assists in 36 minutes vs. the Pacers. Westbrook added two steals and one 3-pointer tonight. His owners should be accustomed to the downside of his production, however, as he also committed five turnovers while making a mere 3-of-17 field goals and 3-of-7 free throws. He's truly elite in most points leagues, but falls multiple rounds in category-based leagues.


Dec 13 - 10:25 PM

Paul George    G/F  Thunder



Paul George faced the Pacers for the first time since being traded to OKC, finishing a 100-94 road victory with 12 points (3-of-14 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), five assists, three steals and two rebounds in 33 minutes. George was relentlessly booed by the home crowd in Indiana, something he knew was coming. "[If] I get booed, I get booed. It's part of the game," he said. "It'll make for a good show, and I'm looking forward to it." The hostile reception may have played into his poor shooting (he also committed four turnovers), but he salvaged the line with dimes, steals and a pair of 3-pointers. His focus now is on helping OKC make the playoffs -- with a 13-14 record, the Thunder are tied with Utah for the No. 8 seed in the West.


Dec 13 - 10:24 PM

Dante Cunningham    SF  Pelicans



Cunningham recorded eight points (4-6 FG) and four rebounds over 21 minutes Wednesday in a win over the Bucks. After being ruled out just before the start of Monday's game, Cunningham was good to go Wednesday and saw about his usual role. The injury didn't seem to limit Cunningham at all Wednesday, and shouldn't be an issue going forward.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 13 - 10:23 PM

Alex Abrines    G  Thunder



Alex Abrines started for Andre Roberson (ankle) on Wednesday, posting 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting, four 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes. Roberson (ankle) remains day-to-day and Abrines is taking full advantage of the expanded role -- he even made a critical tip-in basket to give OKC a three-point lead with 15 seconds remaining. He's still just a low-end 3-point specialist, however, especially with Roberson questionable to return in Philly on Friday.


Dec 13 - 10:22 PM

Lou Williams    SG  Clippers



Williams scored 31 points (11-22 FG, 3-6 3PT, 6-8 FT) to go along with three rebounds, eight assists and one steal across 33 minutes in Wednesday's 106-95 win against Orlando. Williams stepped up once again with his second 30-plus point game in his last four games since returning to the bench. In his last seven games, the guard is averaging 23.8 points since Blake Griffin's knee injury. For the season, Williams is averaging 20.0 points while seeing the majority of his playing time coming as a reserve. Even as a bench scorer, Williams is putting up numbers that would make regular starters envious. As a result, he has assumed the role as the undisputed leader of the Clippers' offense.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 13 - 10:17 PM

Daniel Theis    F  Celtics



Daniel Theis scored eight points with three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday. He did see a few extra minutes with Al Horford (rest) not playing today, but Theis was really just getting minutes in the teens even with Marcus Morris (knee) on the shelf. He's still giving the Celtics good minutes, but there isn't much fantasy value to be had here.


Dec 13 - 10:13 PM

Semi Ojeleye    F  Celtics



Semi Ojeleye did not score with five rebounds, two steals and two turnovers in 29 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday. He only played 32 minutes combined in the previous three games, but Al Horford not playing gave Ojeleye some extra burn in this win. Daniel Theis is outplaying him and the Celtics still have some options at the four even with Marcus Morris (knee) out - Jayson Tatum started there today. Ojeleye is only a desperation stream.


Dec 13 - 10:09 PM

DeAndre Jordan    C  Clippers



Jordan scoerd 16 points (8-13 FG) to go along with 20 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks across 36 minutes in Wednesday's 106-95 win against Orlando. While the Clippers' offense is going through a transition without Blake Griffin, Jordan's game has remained the same. The center is a dominant force on the boards game after game. In the seven games since Griffin's injury, Jordan has averaged an astonishing 17.1 rebounds. Wednesday's 20 rebounds marked the seventh straight game in which he collected 10-plus rebounds. In addition, Jordan is averaging 13.2 points to supplement his eye popping rebound numbers over this span. As the dynamics of the Clippers' offense remain influx, Jordan's rebounding prowess remains a steady constant.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 13 - 10:07 PM