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Andre Iguodala missed his third straight game with a sore right hip on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Coach Steve Kerr did remain hopeful that Iguodala might return on Monday night against Memphis.

Category: Game Recaps

Draymond Green bounces back

Sat, Dec 15th 1:54am EST
By Jon Keebler

Draymond Green piled up the hustle points on Friday night grabbing 14 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists.

Fantasy Impact: Green only scored two points in the victory over Sacramento but more than made up for it in other categories. Green has not been consistent but if you can tolerate his poor games he often pays out.

Category: Game Recaps

Kevin Durant scored 33 points and tagged on eight rebounds and eight assists in Friday's win over Sacramento. Durant shot 9-for-20 including 4-for-8 from distance.

Fantasy Impact: Durant came out strong in the final quarter scoring 13 of his points and eight of the teams first 10 to push ahead in the fourth quarter. Durant remains a top fantasy asset and there is little question to his value.

Category: Game Recaps

Eric Bledsoe put up 16 points to go along with five rebounds, six assists, and one block Friday night. He saw 30 minutes on the court as the Bucks topped the Cavaliers 114-102.

Fantasy Impact: Bledsoe continues to be a point guard you can trust in your fantasy lineups. He has a high floor as the starting point guard in the Bucks high-scoring offense, and will occasionally give you a top performance if he gets the hot hand shooting from deep.

Category: Game Recaps

Tony Snell scored three points on 2-of-5 shooting from the field Friday night as he got a rare start. He also added three rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 26 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: With Khris Middleton and Malcom Brogdon sitting out with minor injuries, Snell drew the start Friday night. He was unable to impress and isn't likely to have much fantasy value moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Brook Lopez scored 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the field Friday night, including hitting 3-of-10 three-pointers. He also recorded five rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block as the Bucks topped the Cavs 114-102.

Fantasy Impact: Lopez was above his season average in scoring and rebounds Friday night. He isn't the center to build your fantasy roster around but can add value and depth to rosters in most formats.

Category: Game Recaps

Malcolm Brogdon did not play Friday night due to a sore left hamstring.

Fantasy Impact: This is the first we've heard of the hamstring injury for Brogdon. It's likely a precautionary benching for the third-year guard out of Virginia. He's been a solid fantasy option thus far, so monitor the situation and slot him back into your lineup if he's cleared to play Monday in Detroit.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps

Khris Middleton did not play Friday due to a sprained right finger.

Fantasy Impact: Middleton has been an interesting player for the Bucks lately. In the past two weeks he's been benched, missed a game due to personal reasons, and now missed a game due to injury. He has the potential to be a top-tier fantasy player, but he's had enough warning signs lately to concern fantasy owners. It's too soon to drop him, but keep a close eye on him moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps

Giannis Antetokounmpo completely dominated the game against the Cavs Friday, posting 44 points, 14 rebounds, and eight assists as the Bucks won 114-102. He also added two blocks in 37 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: The Greek Freak posted a season-high point total Friday as he led Milwaukee to victory over Cleveland. He flirted with a triple-double and dominated the glass as the top rebounder in the contest. He continues to be a top-caliber fantasy player while in MVP discussions across the NBA.

Category: Game Recaps

Courtney Lee scored seven points with six assists, five rebounds, two steals, and one block in Friday's OT win over the Hornets.

Fantasy Impact: Lee only scored seven, but contributed well in other categories in his 23 minutes. This was the most he's played all year and with some injuries happening tonight, Lee could see more time. Still, it's best to wait until he gets those minutes and produces before you grab him.

Category: Game Recaps

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 12 points with two rebounds, and one steal in Friday's OT win over the Hornets.

Fantasy Impact: A disappointing game from the Knicks leading scorer to only score 12 when the team put up 126 points, but Emmanuel Mudiay took over. The Knicks trailed by 21 and came back to win in overtime to stop a five game losing skid. Hardaway will keep on shooting.

Category: Game Recaps

Emmanuel Mudiay scored a career-high 34 points with three rebounds, eight assists, two steals and three turnovers in Friday's OT win over the Hornets.

Fantasy Impact: Mudiay had one of the best games of his career in 41 minutes. Surprisingly, he accomplished this after a five-point first half. We've seen Mudiay get hot and lead the team before so there's a good chance he can stay hot, especially with an injury riddled lineup.

Category: Game Recaps

Frank Ntilikina left Friday's game with a sprained right ankle and will not return. (Source: Knicks PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ntilikina was limping around and it looked like he may have hurt it earlier in the game and tried to play through it before leaving. He should be considered day-to-day and with the injuries piling up, Emmanuel Mudiay will see a lot of minutes.

Category: Injury Updates

Terrence Ross is in some trade rumors that could have him end up playing in Purple and Gold. If he does, he would likely see reduced role in playing time do to the heavy guard play in LA. (Source: HoopsHype)

Fantasy Impact: Ross is averaging a career-high 13.9 ppg and also averaging about 26 mpg. Look to see those numbers dip if he is moved.

Category: Rumors

Otto Porter Jr. (knee) will not play in Friday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets. (Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Green will get another start in Porter's place and should have plenty of value for fantasy owners against the Nets. Green played 45 minutes and posted a double-double (22 points, 10 rebounds) on Wednesday while Porter was out of the lineup.

Category: Injury Updates

Trevor Ariza scored 13 points to go with eight rebounds, five assists, four steals and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Ariza lead the team in minutes played in this game after not getting any minutes in the previous game and tied for the team lead in 3 pointers made. Despite all the trade rumors, he is playing his role well and his stats can be on the rise if a trade does indeed happen.

Category: Game Recaps

Eric Gordon (knee) is listed as questionable for Houston's game against Memphis on Saturday. (Source: Alykhan Bijani on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This has been a problem knee for Gordon throughout his career so hopefully it doesn't nag him for the rest of this season. If it does, Gerald Green and Brandon Knight will have to see much bigger minutes.

Category: Injury Updates

The Bulls have reportedly been in talks with teams about trading Jabari Parker. (Source: KC Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This news isn't all that surprising considering the dual returns of Lauri Markkanen and Bobby Portis to the frontcourt. The only question now is how the Bulls will be able to unload his ugly contract. Maybe a three-way trade? Either way, Parker is not really worth a stash at this point.

Kawhi Leonard's (hip) status for Friday night's matchup with Portland remains up in the air. (Source: Eric Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Leonard was spotted at morning shootaround but he remains listed as questionable for tonight against the Blazers. With Leonard out, Fred VanVleet has been slotting into the starting lineup and playing well, expect the same to happen tonight if Kawhi can't go again. Pascal Siakam could see a few added opportunities as well.

Category: Injury Updates

Damyean Dotson (shoulder) has been ruled out for the Knicks' Friday night contest. (Source: Steve Popper on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Knicks also have a couple of other guards that will be sidelined on Friday night, so expect Frank Ntilikina and Courtney Lee to see a ton of minutes against the Hornets tonight.

Category: Injury Updates