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Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings wasn't an intergral past of the offense on opening night, playing just 20 minutes and scoring four points. | 10/30/2014 1:31 PM
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Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings wasn't an intergral past of the offense on opening night, playing just 20 minutes and scoring four points.
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Impact
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.
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. | 10/30/2014 1:28 PM
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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.
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Impact
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.
Heat guard Norris Cole was huge in his opener - 23 points, three rebounds, two assists. | 10/30/2014 1:26 PM
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Heat guard Norris Cole was huge in his opener - 23 points, three rebounds, two assists.
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Impact
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.
Thirs-string Thunder center Mitch McGary isn't expected back from a left foot fracture until sometime in December. | 10/30/2014 12:44 PM
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Thirs-string Thunder center Mitch McGary isn't expected back from a left foot fracture until sometime in December.
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Impact
McGary has no fantasy value behind Steven Adams and Kendrick Perkins.
Thunder guard Anthony Morrow will miss 4-6 weeks due to a sprained left MCL. | 10/30/2014 12:42 PM
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Thunder guard Anthony Morrow will miss 4-6 weeks due to a sprained left MCL.
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Impact
Just add him to the Thunders' growing injury woes. he hasn't been fantasy worthy since 2011 in Brooklyn.
Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb missed Wednesday's game and is expected to miss the game against the Clippers due to a back issue. | 10/30/2014 12:40 PM
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Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb missed Wednesday's game and is expected to miss the game against the Clippers due to a back issue.
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Impact
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.
Thunder guard Reggie Jackson is expected to miss a couple games due to his ankle injury. | 10/30/2014 12:37 PM
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Thunder guard Reggie Jackson is expected to miss a couple games due to his ankle injury.
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Impact
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.
Mavericks backup point guard Raymond Felton is out due to a four-game suspension. | 10/30/2014 12:34 PM
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Mavericks backup point guard Raymond Felton is out due to a four-game suspension.
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Impact
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.
Glenn Robinson III is questionable for Thursday's game against Detroit due to a sprained ankle. | 10/30/2014 12:32 PM
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Glenn Robinson III is questionable for Thursday's game against Detroit due to a sprained ankle.
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Impact
Robinson is buried on the depth chart and wouldn't have value even if healthy.
Minnesota backup center Ronny Turiaf is questionable for Thursday's game against Detroit. | 10/30/2014 12:30 PM
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Minnesota backup center Ronny Turiaf is questionable for Thursday's game against Detroit.
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Impact
Turiaf has no fantasy value behind centers Nikola Pekovic and Gorgui Dieng.
Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin (ankle) did not play on Wednesday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Detroit. | 10/30/2014 12:29 PM
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Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin (ankle) did not play on Wednesday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Detroit.
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Impact
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.
Pistons SG/SF Cartier Martin is questionable for Thursday's game against Minnesota due to plantar fasciitis. | 10/30/2014 12:25 PM
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Pistons SG/SF Cartier Martin is questionable for Thursday's game against Minnesota due to plantar fasciitis.
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Impact
Martin might get solid minutes with Jodie Meeks sidelined if he can get healthy.
Pistons forward Greg Monroe will be sidelined one more game due to a suspension and should return for Saturday's contest. | 10/30/2014 12:22 PM
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Pistons forward Greg Monroe will be sidelined one more game due to a suspension and should return for Saturday's contest.
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Impact
Monroe is in a contract season and may end up being the odd-man out in the Pistons front court.
Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is dealing with bruised ribs but is expected to play Thursday. | 10/30/2014 12:20 PM
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Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is dealing with bruised ribs but is expected to play Thursday.
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Impact
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.
Knicks point guard Jose Calderon (strained right calf) did not play Wednesday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Cleveland. | 10/30/2014 12:17 PM
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Knicks point guard Jose Calderon (strained right calf) did not play Wednesday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Cleveland.
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Impact
Calderon was thought to be good for the opener, but was a last-second no-go. Shane Larkin started in his absence.
Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani has been ruled out of the first three games of the season. | 10/30/2014 12:15 PM
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Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani has been ruled out of the first three games of the season.
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Impact
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.
Magic PF/C Kyle O'Quinn is questionable for Thursday's game against Washington due to an ankle issue. | 10/30/2014 12:10 PM
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Magic PF/C Kyle O'Quinn is questionable for Thursday's game against Washington due to an ankle issue.
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Impact
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.
Magic F/C Channing Frye (sprained left knee) is questionable for Thursday's game against Washington. | 10/30/2014 12:08 PM
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Magic F/C Channing Frye (sprained left knee) is questionable for Thursday's game against Washington.
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Impact
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.
Wizards swingman Glen Rice Jr. is dealing with a sprained right ankle and is questionable for Thursday's game against Orlando. | 10/30/2014 12:03 PM
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Wizards swingman Glen Rice Jr. is dealing with a sprained right ankle and is questionable for Thursday's game against Orlando.
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Impact
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.
Washington back PF/C DeJuan Blair should be active after missing opening night due to a one-game suspension. | 10/30/2014 11:59 AM
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Washington back PF/C DeJuan Blair should be active after missing opening night due to a one-game suspension.
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Impact
Blair will have little fantasy value this season, barring multiple injuries, as he's buried on the depth chart.
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. | 10/30/2014 11:57 AM
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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.
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Impact
Nene served a one-game suspension but should resume his starting role leaving Gooden with limited minutes.
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. | 10/30/2014 11:55 AM
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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.
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Impact
Drew Gooden had a big game in his absence (18 points, five rebounds), but should return to his backup role.
Celtics guard Rajon Rondo had 12 assists in his return to action. | 10/29/2014 10:41 PM
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Celtics guard Rajon Rondo had 12 assists in his return to action.
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Impact
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.
Nets guard Joe Johnson scored 19 points in the season opener. | 10/29/2014 10:39 PM
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Nets guard Joe Johnson scored 19 points in the season opener.
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Impact
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.
Nets point guard Deron Williams played well during Wednesday's loss to Boston. | 10/29/2014 10:38 PM
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Nets point guard Deron Williams played well during Wednesday's loss to Boston.
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Impact
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.
Memphis center Marc Gasol dazzled in Wednesday's opener. | 10/29/2014 10:37 PM
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Memphis center Marc Gasol dazzled in Wednesday's opener.
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Impact
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.
Memphis PF/C Zach Randolph had 25 points and 13 rebounds during Wednesday's win over Minnesota. | 10/29/2014 10:35 PM
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Memphis PF/C Zach Randolph had 25 points and 13 rebounds during Wednesday's win over Minnesota.
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Impact
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.
Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young looked fantastic in his team debut. | 10/29/2014 10:33 PM
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Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young looked fantastic in his team debut.
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Impact
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.
Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony led the team in scoring, during Wednesday's loss to Chicago. | 10/29/2014 10:31 PM
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Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony led the team in scoring, during Wednesday's loss to Chicago.
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Impact
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.
Bulls guard Derrick Rose did not need to do much in Chicago's opening night win over the Knicks. | 10/29/2014 10:30 PM
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Bulls guard Derrick Rose did not need to do much in Chicago's opening night win over the Knicks.
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Impact
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.
Bulls center Pau Gasol had a fantastic team debut. | 10/29/2014 10:28 PM
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Bulls center Pau Gasol had a fantastic team debut.
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Impact
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.
Heat guard Dwyane Wade hit some big shots down the stretch, and helped Miami beat Washington in the season opener. | 10/29/2014 10:26 PM
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Heat guard Dwyane Wade hit some big shots down the stretch, and helped Miami beat Washington in the season opener.
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Impact
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.
Heat forward Chris Bosh played extremely well in first post-Lebron James game. | 10/29/2014 10:24 PM
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Heat forward Chris Bosh played extremely well in first post-Lebron James game.
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Impact
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.
Wizards small forward Paul Pierce played well in his team debut. | 10/29/2014 10:22 PM
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Wizards small forward Paul Pierce played well in his team debut.
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Impact
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.
Wizards guard John Wall had a double-double during Wednesday's loss to Miami. | 10/29/2014 10:20 PM
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Wizards guard John Wall had a double-double during Wednesday's loss to Miami.
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Impact
He had 16 points and 11 assists, along with two steals. Owners should expect even better production, as we move along.
raptors guard Kyle Lowry had a poor shooting night, but posted a double-double during Wednesday's win over Atlanta. | 10/29/2014 10:19 PM
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raptors guard Kyle Lowry had a poor shooting night, but posted a double-double during Wednesday's win over Atlanta.
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Impact
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.
Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas led the team in scoring, in limited minutes. | 10/29/2014 10:17 PM
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Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas led the team in scoring, in limited minutes.
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Impact
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.
Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver knocked six three-pointers, in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors. | 10/29/2014 10:14 PM
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Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver knocked six three-pointers, in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.
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Impact
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.
Atlanta point guard Jeff Teague played well on opening night against Toronto. | 10/29/2014 10:13 PM
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Atlanta point guard Jeff Teague played well on opening night against Toronto.
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Impact
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.
Atlanta C/PF Al Horford scored 12 points in his return to action on Wednesday. | 10/29/2014 10:11 PM
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Atlanta C/PF Al Horford scored 12 points in his return to action on Wednesday.
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Impact
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.
Bucks guard Brandon Knight almost posted a triple-double on Wednesday night against the Hornets. | 10/29/2014 9:54 PM
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Bucks guard Brandon Knight almost posted a triple-double on Wednesday night against the Hornets.
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Impact
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.
Bucks rookie Jabari Parker did not do much in his NBA debut. | 10/29/2014 9:51 PM
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Bucks rookie Jabari Parker did not do much in his NBA debut.
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Impact
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.
Bobcats center Al Jefferson posted a double-double in the season opener against the Bucks. | 10/29/2014 9:50 PM
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Bobcats center Al Jefferson posted a double-double in the season opener against the Bucks.
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Impact
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.
Hornets point guard Kemba Walker hit the game-winning jumper, in overtime, against Milwaukee. | 10/29/2014 9:48 PM
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Hornets point guard Kemba Walker hit the game-winning jumper, in overtime, against Milwaukee.
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Impact
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.
Pacers center Roy Hibbert carried Indiana to an opening night victory over the 76ers. | 10/29/2014 9:45 PM
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Pacers center Roy Hibbert carried Indiana to an opening night victory over the 76ers.
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Impact
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.
76ers guard Tony Wroten had a solid opening night. | 10/29/2014 9:43 PM
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76ers guard Tony Wroten had a solid opening night.
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Impact
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.
76ers center Nerlens Noel posted 10 rebounds and three blocks in his NBA debut. | 10/29/2014 9:40 PM
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76ers center Nerlens Noel posted 10 rebounds and three blocks in his NBA debut.
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Impact
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.
Knicks point guard Jose Calderon (calf) will not play Wednesday against the Bulls. | 10/29/2014 7:16 PM
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Knicks point guard Jose Calderon (calf) will not play Wednesday against the Bulls.
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Impact
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.
Knicks point guard Jose Calderon (calf) will not play Wednesday against the Bulls. | 10/29/2014 7:16 PM
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Knicks point guard Jose Calderon (calf) will not play Wednesday against the Bulls.
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Impact
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.
Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin (ankle) will not play on Wednesday. | 10/29/2014 7:07 PM
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Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin (ankle) will not play on Wednesday.
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Impact
He was injured yesterday, but is not expected to be out long. Consider him day-to-day.
Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (hand) will play in Wednesday's season opener. | 10/29/2014 6:59 PM
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Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (hand) will play in Wednesday's season opener.
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Impact
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.
Nets center Mason Plumlee will start the season opener against the Celtics. | 10/29/2014 4:14 PM
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Nets center Mason Plumlee will start the season opener against the Celtics.
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Impact
Plumlee will be in for the injured Brook Lopez. Plumlee is worth picking up because of Lopez's injury history and the lack of depth in the frontcourt for Brooklyn.
Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson will play in the season opener against the Bucks. | 10/29/2014 4:12 PM
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Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson will play in the season opener against the Bucks.
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Impact
Stephenson has been dealing with a couple injuries throughout preseason, but he is ready to go on Wednesday. It will likely going to take some time for him to adjust to a new system, but Stephenson has the chance to be a real star.
Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson will play in the season opener against the Bucks. | 10/29/2014 4:11 PM
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Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson will play in the season opener against the Bucks.
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Impact
Stephenson has been dealing with a couple injuries throughout preseason, but he is ready to go on Wednesday. It will likely take some time for him to adjust to a new system, but Stephenson has the chance to be a real star.
Nets center Brook Lopez is out on Wednesday against the Celtics. | 10/29/2014 4:07 PM
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Nets center Brook Lopez is out on Wednesday against the Celtics.
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Impact
He is making progress on his injured foot, but Brooklyn is airing on the side of caution. Mason Plumlee will start in Lopez's place on Wednesday.
Jazz point guard Trey Burke said he is ready for the season opener against the Rockets on Wednesday according to the Salt Lake Tribune. | 10/29/2014 4:06 PM
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Jazz point guard Trey Burke said he is ready for the season opener against the Rockets on Wednesday according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
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Impact
Burke missed practice on Tuesday with some tendinitis, but he is good to go. He draws a tough matchup on opening night with Patrick Beverley of the Houston Rockets.
Lakers forward Julius Randle will miss the rest of the season according to the Los Angeles Times. | 10/29/2014 4:01 PM
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Lakers forward Julius Randle will miss the rest of the season according to the Los Angeles Times.
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Impact
The Lakers have already lost Steve Nash and Randle for the season after just one game played. Randle had surgery on his broke tibia and hopes to return for the summer league.
Rockets center Dwight Howard was not heavily involved in the offense on opening night. | 10/29/2014 10:37 AM
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Rockets center Dwight Howard was not heavily involved in the offense on opening night.
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Impact
Howard only took five shots, the fewest of all the Rockets starters. He made three of those field goals and shot 7-of-16 from the free-throw line. Howard finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Doctors have diagnosed lakers forward Julius Randle with a broken right tibia. Randle will undergo further evaluations on Wednesday. | 10/29/2014 10:11 AM
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Doctors have diagnosed lakers forward Julius Randle with a broken right tibia. Randle will undergo further evaluations on Wednesday.
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Impact
The Lakers heard a pop when Randle went down to the floor late in Tuesday's season opener. It's such a shame. Randle was one of the top rookies drafted in fantasy this season, and he played just one game in his rookie campaign. The Lakers will be even more reliant on Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill.
Lakers forward Julius Randle broke his right tibia late in Wednesday's game against the Rockets. | 10/29/2014 10:08 AM
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Lakers forward Julius Randle broke his right tibia late in Wednesday's game against the Rockets.
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Impact
It's such a shame. Randle was one of the top rookies drafted in fantasy this season, and he played just one game in his rookie campaign. The Lakers will be even more reliant on Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill.
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant led the team with 19 points on opening night. | 10/29/2014 10:02 AM
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Lakers guard Kobe Bryant led the team with 19 points on opening night.
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Impact
Bryant's return was a little disappointing to owners who bought into coach Byron Scott's claim that Bryant would play 30-to-40 minutes. The guard only played 29 minutes versus the Rockets. That, however, could have been due to the blowout on the scoreboard.
Rockets center Dwight Howard was not heavily involved in the offense on opening night. | 10/29/2014 9:56 AM
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Rockets center Dwight Howard was not heavily involved in the offense on opening night.
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Impact
Howard only took five shots, the fewest of all the Rockets starters. He made three of those field goals and shot 7-of-16 from the free-throw line. Howard finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Lakers forward Carlos Boozer scored 17 points and added seven rebounds in the season opener. | 10/29/2014 9:45 AM
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Lakers forward Carlos Boozer scored 17 points and added seven rebounds in the season opener.
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Impact
Boozer shot 7-for-13 from the floor and 3-for-3 from the free-throw line. He also had seven rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Rockets shooting guard James Harden scored 32 points on opening night. | 10/29/2014 9:43 AM
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Rockets shooting guard James Harden scored 32 points on opening night.
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Impact
Harden shot 7-for-17 from the floor, including a 3-for-6 from 3-point land, but the guard made his gold at the free throw line on Tuesday. Harden shot 15-for-16 from the charity stripe. He also added six assists and a steal.
Lakers forward Julius Randle's debut was cut short when he suffered what appeared to be a broken leg with just under seven minutes remaining in the game. | 10/29/2014 1:49 AM
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Lakers forward Julius Randle's debut was cut short when he suffered what appeared to be a broken leg with just under seven minutes remaining in the game.
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Impact
Randle was driving to the hoop when he was injured and doctors placed his leg in an aircast. He was the seventh pick in last June's draft.
Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson scored 22 points off the bench in the season opener. | 10/28/2014 10:55 PM
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Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson scored 22 points off the bench in the season opener.
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Impact
Anderson was 9-for-22 from the field, including 3-for-6 behind the arc. He also had nine rebounds.
Magic point guard Elfrid Payton had a disappointing first game in the Association. | 10/28/2014 10:54 PM
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Magic point guard Elfrid Payton had a disappointing first game in the Association.
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Impact
Payton shot 2-of-8 from the field and scored four points. He did contribute in other ways, though, with five rebounds, seven assists and one steal. Owners can come to expect these rough shooting nights from the rookie.
Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis had 17 rebounds and nine blocks on opening night. | 10/28/2014 10:52 PM
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Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis had 17 rebounds and nine blocks on opening night.
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Impact
Davis shot just 45 percent from the field, but with six free throws, still scored 26 points. The other numbers: 17 boards, two assists, three steals, and nine blocks is just incredible.
Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis had 17 rebounds and nine blocks on opening night. | 10/28/2014 10:52 PM
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Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis had 17 rebounds and nine blocks on opening night.
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Impact
Davis shot just 45 percent from the field, but with six free throws, still scored 26 points. The other numbers: 17 boards, two assists, three steals, and nine blocks are just incredible.
Spurs veteran guard Manu Ginobili scored 20 points off the bench on opening night against the Mavericks. | 10/28/2014 10:48 PM
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Spurs veteran guard Manu Ginobili scored 20 points off the bench on opening night against the Mavericks.
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Impact
Ginobili shot 6-of-13 from the floor, including 2-for-6 from downtown. He chipped in six of his points from the free-throw line. Fantasy owners would like to see a better percentage, but they like the 20 points and six assists.
Mavericks guard Monta Ellis led the Mavericks with 26 points on opening night against the Spurs. | 10/28/2014 10:46 PM
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Mavericks guard Monta Ellis led the Mavericks with 26 points on opening night against the Spurs.
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Impact
Ellis took an incredible 21 shots and made 11 of them. He added six assists and four rebounds but also turned it over three times.
Spurs point guard Tony Parker scored 23 points to lead San Antonio over Dallas, 101-100, on opening night. | 10/28/2014 10:44 PM
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Spurs point guard Tony Parker scored 23 points to lead San Antonio over Dallas, 101-100, on opening night.
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Parker also had three assists, three rebounds and one turnover. He shot 60 percent from the floor including 4-for-4 from behind the arc. Parker appears to be the focal point of the Spurs offense at least until Kawhi Leonard returns.
Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo may start at small forward in the season opener. | 10/28/2014 10:38 PM
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Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo may start at small forward in the season opener.
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We don't normally like to write notes with "may" in them, but this just proves Jason Kidd is again lost as a head coach. A day before the season opener, he has admitted he doesn't know who is starting. The Greek freak could start at guard or small forward. If he plays at SF, then Jabari Parker will start at power forward.
Nets center Brook Lopez is doubtful for the season opener against the Celtics on Wednesday. | 10/28/2014 5:35 PM
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Nets center Brook Lopez is doubtful for the season opener against the Celtics on Wednesday.
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This is not a surprise. He has been battling a right foot injury. Kevin Garnett and Mason Plumlee will receive more minutes and are the best fantasy option to replace Lopez.
Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo may start at small forward in the season opener. | 10/28/2014 5:32 PM
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Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo may start at small forward in the season opener.
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Impact
We don't normally like to write notes with "may" in them, but this just proves Jason Kidd is again lost as a head coach. A day before the season opener, he has admitted he doesn't know who is starting. The Greek freak could start at guard or small forward. If he plays at SF, then Jabari Parker will start at power forward. With his ball skills and at 6-foot-11 and 217 pounds, Jason Kidd could use him anywhere. He worked at shooting guard and small forward last season, but Kidd has been testing him out, with very little success, at point guard. Hopefully, Kidd defines his role by the start of the season. The Greek is a potential sleeper.
Warriors forward David Lee (hamstring) missed Tuesday's practice and is doubtful for Wednesday's game against Sacramento. | 10/28/2014 4:29 PM
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Warriors forward David Lee (hamstring) missed Tuesday's practice and is doubtful for Wednesday's game against Sacramento.
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If Lee can't go, Draymond Green is the most likely to start in his spot. Lee averaged 18.2 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game last season.
Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons (sore knee) went through a full practice Monday and should be ready to start the opener for his new team. | 10/28/2014 4:05 PM
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Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons (sore knee) went through a full practice Monday and should be ready to start the opener for his new team.
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Parsons should be the No. 3 option behind Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis and after a bit of slow start while trying to fit in on a new team will produce solid numbers.
New Orleans G/F Tyreke Evans is expected to start at small forward. | 10/28/2014 4:01 PM
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New Orleans G/F Tyreke Evans is expected to start at small forward.
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That's ggod news for fantasy owners that might have been afraid he would come off the bench. We believe he has the talent to play at last season's level, so are projecting 17.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.9 apg getting most of the minutes as the primary small forward, but he can also play at either guard spot if needed.
Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday told nba.com he's about 80 percent for the season opener. | 10/28/2014 3:59 PM
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Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday told nba.com he's about 80 percent for the season opener.
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Holiday averaged just 14.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 7.9 apg, 1.6 spg, but that was with a new club and now that he's had a chance to fit in he should be better. We will like him a lot more when he tells us he's healthy.
Rockets center Dwight Howard practiced Sunday and should be ready to start Tuesday night's game against the Lakers. | 10/28/2014 3:54 PM
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Rockets center Dwight Howard practiced Sunday and should be ready to start Tuesday night's game against the Lakers.
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Impact
Howard has been dealing with knee and arm issues, but it shouldn't prevent him from dominating the Lakers big men. In his second season with Houston we are projecting a slight uptick to 19 ppg, 13.1 rpg, 1.5 apg and 2.1 blocks per contest.
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will play 30-40 minutes Tuesday night, according to coach Byron Scott. | 10/28/2014 3:51 PM
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Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will play 30-40 minutes Tuesday night, according to coach Byron Scott.
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That's all fantasy owners need to hear to know Kobe will be an elite fantasy option after missing 76 games last season.
Lakers backup guard Ronnie Price has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's game. | 10/28/2014 3:49 PM
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Lakers backup guard Ronnie Price has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's game.
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Impact
Jeremy Lin should see the vast majority of point guard minutes, but Price will get the backup work.
Los Angeles G/F Xavier Henry (right knee surgery/strained back) didn't play at all this preseason, but could play opening night. | 10/28/2014 3:47 PM
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Los Angeles G/F Xavier Henry (right knee surgery/strained back) didn't play at all this preseason, but could play opening night.
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He certainly wouldn't see big minutes or post significant fantasy statistics, but as thin as the Lakers are he can help.
Spurs starting center Tiago Splitter will not play on Tuesday against the Mavericks. | 10/27/2014 8:21 PM
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Spurs starting center Tiago Splitter will not play on Tuesday against the Mavericks.
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Impact
Splitter has a calf strain, which has kept him out of practice for the last couple weeks. Splitter will miss a few games. Look for Boris Diaw to get a few extra minutes.
Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge will play on Wednesday in the season opener against the Thunder. | 10/27/2014 8:05 PM
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Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge will play on Wednesday in the season opener against the Thunder.
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Impact
Aldridge averaged 23.2 points and 11.1 rebounds per game last season and being that he is in a contract year, he repeat those numbers.
Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks according to ESPN. | 10/27/2014 8:03 PM
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Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks according to ESPN.
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Impact
Leonard has been out since Oct. 11 with an eye infection. He should be back within three-to-five days. He should see a bigger role in the offense after breking out and winning the Finals MVP last spring.
Hornets SF/SG Gerald Henderson will have a tough time reaching his averages from last season. | 10/27/2014 5:55 PM
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Hornets SF/SG Gerald Henderson will have a tough time reaching his averages from last season.
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Impact
He averaged 14.0 ppg and 4.0 rpg, but now that Lance Stephenson is starting at shooting guard, Henderson will most likely see those numbers decline.
Hornets point guard Kemba Walker is coming off a solid 2013-14 campaign. | 10/27/2014 5:52 PM
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Hornets point guard Kemba Walker is coming off a solid 2013-14 campaign.
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He averaged 17.7 ppg, 6.1 apg, 4.2 rpg, and 1.5 three-pointers per game. Walker will have a great chance to improve upon those numbers this season, and owners need to start him with confidence as the season gets underway.
Wizards guard Otto Porter carries a little bit of sleeper potential in redraft formats this season. | 10/27/2014 5:49 PM
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Wizards guard Otto Porter carries a little bit of sleeper potential in redraft formats this season.
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Impact
Porter looked every bit like the No. 3 overall pick from a year ago. If he can earn a big enough role with the Wizards this season, he has the potential to make an impact in fantasy.
Wizards forward/guard Martell Webster will miss the beginning of the season after undergoing back surgery in July to repair a herniated disc. | 10/27/2014 5:46 PM
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Wizards forward/guard Martell Webster will miss the beginning of the season after undergoing back surgery in July to repair a herniated disc.
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Impact
Webster should return in December or at some point in early 2015. Once healthy, he will have just a little bit of value as a reserve.
Wizards power forward Kris Humphries is capable of racking up a double-double any time he receives enough minutes. | 10/27/2014 5:44 PM
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Wizards power forward Kris Humphries is capable of racking up a double-double any time he receives enough minutes.
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The question just is will he receive those minutes. Early on, he probably won't but if Nene gets hurt, Humphries is a must-add.
Wizards power forward Kris Humphries is capable of racking up a double-double any time he receives enough minutes. | 10/27/2014 5:43 PM
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Wizards power forward Kris Humphries is capable of racking up a double-double any time he receives enough minutes.
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The question just is will he receive those minutes. Early on, he probably won't but if Nene gets hurt, Humphries is a must-add.
Wizards small forward Paul Pierce will be a starter this season, but time will tell if Pierce remains a major fantasy contributor. | 10/27/2014 5:41 PM
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Wizards small forward Paul Pierce will be a starter this season, but time will tell if Pierce remains a major fantasy contributor.
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Pierce will surely have his moments of stardom this season, but the Wizards want him to be fresh for the playoffs, so they will not overwork him. He could be a quality pick late in drafts, but he has virtually no upside.
Hornets SG Lance Stephenson is an intriguing player heading into the season. | 10/27/2014 5:40 PM
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Hornets SG Lance Stephenson is an intriguing player heading into the season.
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Entering his first season with Charlotte, Stephenson should be able to at least duplicate his numbers from last season (13.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg, and 0.7 spg). As a result, he will provide both the Hornets and fantasy owners with a solid all-around season.
Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal is somewhat of a risky draft choice this season. | 10/27/2014 5:36 PM
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Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal is somewhat of a risky draft choice this season.
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Beal broke his wrist on Oct. 11 and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks. The guard is out of his cast, but he is still about a month away from returning. Beal is one of the best shooters in the league, but he is proving to be a bit fragile.
Wizards power forward Nene is a contributor to every fantasy category besides free throw percentage and 3-pointers. | 10/27/2014 5:33 PM
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Wizards power forward Nene is a contributor to every fantasy category besides free throw percentage and 3-pointers.
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Nene is still a solid fantasy contributor at the age of 33, but he is injury prone. Have a capable backup center if you draft Nene.
Bobcats small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will not be a relevant fantasy player this season. | 10/27/2014 5:30 PM
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Bobcats small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will not be a relevant fantasy player this season.
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He averaged only 7.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, and 0.8 apg last season. Kidd-Gilchrist simply does not provide enough production to be considered a suitable fantasy asset.
The Washington Wizards signed center Marcin Gortat to a five-year, $60 million deal this offseason. | 10/27/2014 5:28 PM
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The Washington Wizards signed center Marcin Gortat to a five-year, $60 million deal this offseason.
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Impact
Gortat really played well when Nene went down with an injury last season. He should see around 14 points and nine rebounds per game.
Bobcats center Al Jefferson should be in line for another big season. | 10/27/2014 5:27 PM
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Bobcats center Al Jefferson should be in line for another big season.
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Impact
Jefferson averaged 21.8 ppg, 10.8 rpg and 2.1 apg last season and should have went in the first or second rounds of fantasy drafts, as he will be an anchor for teams in 2014-15.
Wizards guard John Wall posted career highs with 19.3 PPG, 16.3 FGA, 8.8 APG, and 1.8 SPG last season. | 10/27/2014 5:25 PM
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Wizards guard John Wall posted career highs with 19.3 PPG, 16.3 FGA, 8.8 APG, and 1.8 SPG last season.
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Wall played in every game and added a 3-point shot to his arsenal as well. He has nagging knee injuries but the upside is worth the risk even with an early draft pick.