NBA Player News
|11/30/2015||Kemba Walker, Cha, PG|
|Walker scored 22 points in the Hornets' 87-82 win over Milwaukee on Sunday.
Analysis: Walker leads the Hornets with 18.4 points per game. He's averaging 22.2 while hitting 54.4 percent from the floor during their 5-1 stretch.
|11/30/2015||Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Det, SG|
|Caldwell-Pope matched his season high with 21 points in the Pistons' 87-83 loss at Brooklyn on Sunday.
Analysis: Caldwell-Pope is averaging 13.6 points on the season. While he's shown flashes of contributing more to the Pistons, he's shooting 39.4 percent from the floor and 31.6 from long range.
|11/30/2015||Martell Webster, Was, G-F|
|The Washington Wizards have waived Webster after he had hip surgery and signed center Ryan Hollins. The team announced the moves Monday, when Webster tweeted a thank you to Wizards owner Ted Leonsis ''for giving me another chance in this league.''
Analysis: Webster averaged 9.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 186 games, including 75 starts, with the Wizards. Washington signed him as a free agent before the 2012-13 season. He had an operation to repair the labrum and damaged cartilage in his right hip on Nov. 20.
|11/30/2015||Gary Harris, Den, SG|
|Harris is out with a concussion.
Analysis: Harris started Denver's first 16 games and his status is unclear.
|11/30/2015||Nene, Was, F-C|
|Nene sat out Saturday with a strained calf.
Analysis: Nene played only two minutes on Friday so this could be serious.
|11/30/2015||Gary Neal, Was, G|
|Neal sat out Saturday with a strained groin.
Analysis: Neal's status is unclear.
|11/30/2015||Jahlil Okafor, Phi, C|
|Officials have confirmed that Okafor was recently cited in New Jersey for driving at ''an excessive rate of speed'' and reckless driving on a major area bridge. The Delaware River Port Authority confirmed Monday that the NBA player was stopped on the Ben Franklin Bridge on Oct. 19. The agency did not disclose how fast Okafor was traveling, but published reports have said it was more than 100 mph. The speed limit on the bridge is 45 mph.
Analysis: The 6-foot-11 rookie from Duke has declined comment on the matter. But he has apologized through social media for his recent decisions, including a recent fight in Boston.
|11/30/2015||Drew Gooden, Was, F-C|
|Gooden is out with a right calf strain.
Analysis: Gooden last played Nov. 17.
|11/30/2015||Chris Kaman, Por, F-C|
|Kaman has a sore ankle for Portland.
Analysis: Kaman's absence likely won't impact your fantasy NBA team.
|11/30/2015||Ricky Rubio, Min, PG|
|Minnesota Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell says he expects point guard Ricky Rubio to return from a two-game absence on Tuesday night against Orlando.
Analysis: Rubio missed the previous two games with a sore left ankle, the same one that was surgically repaired in the offseason. Rubio practiced fully on Monday and Mitchell says that he will return to the starting lineup provided he suffers no setbacks before game time. He is a passing wizard but a serious fantasy risk since he is often injured.
|11/30/2015||Andrea Bargnani, Bkn, F-C|
|Bargnani left Sunday's game against Detroit in the first quarter.
Analysis: Bargnani was suffering from a tight left hamstring.
|11/30/2015||Chris Bosh, Mia, F-C|
|Bosh missed Monday's shootaround but was expected to play for the Heat.
Analysis: Bosh is dealing with an illness.
|11/30/2015||Kirk Hinrich, Chi, G|
|Hinrich won't play Monday against the Spurs.
Analysis: Hinrich has a hip pointer.
|11/30/2015||Harrison Barnes, GS, F|
|Barnes will miss at least the first three games of the NBA champs' road trip.
Analysis: Barnes missed Saturday's game with a sprained left ankle, breaking his streak of 101 straight regular-season starts.
|11/29/2015||Kyle Lowry, Tor, PG|
|Lowry scored 27 points in Toronto's 84-82 win in Washington Saturday.
Analysis: Lowry has scored 27 in consecutive games and is averaging 23.3 in his last six.
|11/29/2015||LeBron James, Cle, F|
|James has turned in countless clutch performances during his career. The four-time MVP added another to the list Saturday night. James made a running hook shot with a second left and scored 26 points, giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a 90-88 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
Analysis: After Joe Johnson's three foul shots tied the game with 15.2 seconds left, the Cavaliers called timeout and took the ball at midcourt. James took the inbounds pass, dribbled to the top of the key before cutting to the right of the lane and hitting a hook shot over Brook Lopez, the Nets' 7-foot center.
|11/29/2015||Kevin Love, Cle, F-C|
|Love had 26 points in Saturday's win over Brooklyn.
Analysis: Love continues to be efficient from the floor, averaging 23.6 points on 55.4 percent in his last seven games.
|11/29/2015||Kawhi Leonard, SA, G-F|
|Leonard finished with 22 points and seven rebounds in Saturday's win over Atlanta. He also went 3 for 3 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Leonard has been great all year, but he's 22 for 36 (61.1 percent) from 3-point range over his last eight games.
|11/29/2015||Brook Lopez, Bkn, C|
|Lopez is averaging 23.7 points in the last three games and went 10 of 15 for 22 against Cleveland on Saturday.
Analysis: Lopez, however, is making 49.0 percent of his shots this season for his lowest mark since the team was in New Jersey.
|11/29/2015||Tim Duncan, SA, F-C|
|Duncan turned back the clock with 18 rebounds in Saturday's win over the Hawks.
Analysis: It was his most rebounds in a game since also pulling down 18 on Dec. 12, 2014. He's still capable of having games like this from time to time.
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