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Marco Belinelli logged 20 points while shooting 7-of-11 from the field, 1-of-5 on three-pointers and 2-of-2 from the foul line during the loss Wednesday to the Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: Belinelli produced 20 points off the bench, but was still only 1-of-5 from beyond the arc. Belinelli has experienced rough shooting in the month of November. He provides little value to fantasy owners if his three-point shots are not falling.

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Kent Bazemore logged 14 points, five rebounds, four three-pointers and a steal during the loss to the Clippers Wednesday night. Bazemore was 5-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from beyond the arc.

Fantasy Impact: It was good to see Bazemore shoot well versus the Clippers after going to 2-of-13 from the field versus San Antonio Monday night.

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In a night where Nicolas Batum was held to one half of basketball, Jeremy Lamb stepped up and shined in his place. In doing so, Lamb was able to produce 24 points to go along with seven rebounds and five assists.

Fantasy Impact: A wait and see approach comes into play with Lamb as his minutes and therefore production rate may come down to how long Batum is out after re-injuring his elbow.

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Dennis Schroder logged 19 points, seven assists, three rebounds, one steal and one three-pointer during the home loss to the Clippers. Schroder was 8-of-21 from the field, 1-of-4 on three-pointers and 2-of-2 from the foul line.

Fantasy Impact: Schroder continues to be the Hawks most bankable fantasy option. He boosts the value of teammates such as Dewayne Dedmon and John Collins. Dedmon excels with Schroder getting him open looks beyond the arc and Collins the recipient of high percentage alley-hoop dunks.

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Mr.Consistent is back at it again as Kemba Walker was able to produce 24 points to go along with five rebounds and five assists through 40 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: While Walker may not produce typical superstar stats on a daily basis, he has become Mr.Consistent and should be trusted in all formats.

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In what has been a rocky road through the early portion of the season for Nicolas Batum. Batum sat out the second half of the Hornets victory over the Wizards after re-injuring his elbow.

Fantasy Impact: With the holiday, further details likely won't be provided until Friday. A wait and see approach must be taken but a re-injury to the elbow that already cost Batum multiple games through the early going is not a good sign.

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In what we have come to expect, Dwight Howard produced yet another double-double on Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards, putting up numbers of 26 points to go along with 13 rebounds and three assists.

Fantasy Impact: Dwight Howard now has nine double-double's so far through 17 games on the season and should be started with confidence in all formats.

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Dewayne Dedmon produced 17 points, six rebounds, three three-pointers and a block during the home loss to the Clippers Wednesday night. Dedmon was 6-of-8 from the field, 3-of-4 from the three-point line, and 2-of-4 on free throws.

Fantasy Impact: Dedmon continued his solid play highlighted by making three three-pointers, a season-high. Dedmon is shooting 50% from beyond the arc making nearly one per game.

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John Collins logged 14 points, 10 rebounds, four steals and three assists in his first career start during the loss to the Clippers Wednesday night. In a team-high 38 minutes, Collins shot 7-of-9 from the field.

Fantasy Impact: Collins saw his first start of the year leading his team in minutes played during the loss. He has matched the increase in minutes over the last two games with more production. This will bode well for future starting opportunities.

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Kyle Anderson extended his streak of games in double-digit scoring to three Wednesday night scoring 12 on 4-for-10 shooting and knocking down all four of his free-throw attempts. Anderson also grabbed five rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal in 26 minutes of action in the 107-90 loss to the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson was aggressive looking for his shot Wednesday night attempting 10 shots, which is the most he's attempted all season. He's inching his scoring average to 10 points on the season and he definitely does enough on the defensive side to supplement his scoring with nice rebounding and assist numbers. He's worth a look in season-long formats as a speculative add. Look to see if he continues to be more aggressive offensively Saturday against the Hornets.

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Rudy Gay shot an efficient 8-for-14 including 2-for-3 from beyond the arc to lead the Spurs with 19 points. This marked the first time in six games he made a three-pointer. Gay also chipped in with three rebounds, two assists and one steal over 26 minutes of action. This is the first time in six games he's finished in double-digit scoring and the most points he's scored in eight games.

Fantasy Impact: Gay will rarely lead the Spurs in scoring as the sixth man coming off the bench. However, a night like this was due for him. He was coming off of four straight games in single-digit scoring so a slump buster was on the horizon. Look for Gay to continue to stay on track in Saturday's matchup with the Hornets.

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Patty Mills ended his night with just two points on 1-for-7 shooting including missing on all four of his three-point attempts to finish with just two points. He did add three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 24 minutes of playing time. This was his worst shooting performance in eight games shooting just 14 percent.

Fantasy Impact: Just as many of his teammates, Mills found it tough to score Wednesday night. This is not good for a player who relies on his scoring for fantasy production. He's now gone three straight games in single-digits and is once again ceding minutes to Dejounte Murray. Mills is worth holding onto right now, but should not be placed into lineups at this point.

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After putting up a clunker Monday night against the Nuggets, Willie Caulie-Stein returned to form in the Kings 113-102 win against the Lakers on Wednesday night. He played for 28 minutes and tallied 26 points, with six rebounds, one assist and two steals. His field goal percentage was a season-high 71.4 percent.

Fantasy Impact: Caulie-Stein's numbers have been erratic, but the upside is certainly there. In his last five games, he has produced 26, two, 18, 22 and six points. Thus he’s a matchup-based play, but one worth having in your arsenal. If he puts up another stinker, see if you can buy-low.

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Danny Green was held without a point and shot 0-for-5 in Wednesday night's 107-90 loss to the Pelicans. He also missed all three of his attempts from beyond the arc making it the first time in five games he's failed to make a three-pointer. Green did collect two rebounds, dished out four assists and added one steal to his stat sheet. This was the first time all season Green was held without a point in any game he's played.

Fantasy Impact: The Danny Green hype train has come to a grinding halt after Wednesday night's performance. He had strung together three very strong outings before his mighty struggle on Wednesday. It's safe to just throw this one away as an anomaly since it is the first time he's been held without a point all season. His 18 minutes played were a season-low, but with the way he was playing there was no way he was being kept on the court. Look for Green to rebound in Saturday's matchup with the Hornets.

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Dejounte Murray shot 5-for-11 and made all four of his free-throw attempts to finish with 14 points in 24 minutes off the bench in Wednesday night's 107-90 loss to the Pelicans. Murray also chipped in with three rebounds, four assists, one block and three steals putting up numbers in all categories. His 24 minutes are the most he's played in six games and he finished in double-digit scoring for the first time in four games.

Fantasy Impact: Murray has seem to regained a bit of trust from coach Popovich, he's now logged at least 20 minutes in four of the last six games. His production has been up and down just as his playing time has. He proved again Wednesday night when his head is in the game he can fill up the stat sheet in all aspects. He needs to grow as a professional, and once he gets over that hump look out. Murray has tremendous upside, but needs to prove he can play at a high level night in and night out. He'd be good as a stash right now as a player with great potential.

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Pau Gasol finished Wednesday night's 107-90 loss to the Pelicans with 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting, including making three of his five three-pointers. Gasol also added nine rebounds, one assist, three blocks and one steal in 25 minutes of playing time. His 17 points are his highest in six games and the second most he's scored all season.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol found more room to work as the Pelicans front court seem to hone in on LaMarcus Aldridge. Gasol took advantage of this and put together a nice shooting performance finishing with his highest shooting percentage and point total in six games. It's not all about scoring for him, his nine rebounds are his most in five games and his three blocks ties his high mark in November. He'll almost always provide you with good rebounding, but this game again shows his scoring is very inconsistent.

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Taj Gibson finished the game with 24 points, nine rebounds, two steals, two assists, and a block in 40 minutes versus Miami.

Fantasy Impact: Timberwolves' head coach Tom Thibodeau relies heavily on his starters, and Gibson has certainly benefitted from it. As long as Gibson continues to get as many minutes as he has, he should be on every fantasy owner's radar and is worth picking up, if available.

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Vince Carter's kidney stone issues appear to have passed, and he was back Wednesday night to face the Lakers. Although his playing time was limited to nine minutes for two points, a rebound and a block, with 1-for-2 shooting including a missed three-point attempt. Carter no doubt felt great to just be out there and over the ailment that had kept him couch-side for seven games.

Fantasy Impact: It's great to see Carter back, but there's little to no fantasy impact here. Carter's limited playing time and scoring do not make him a fantasy asset, nor does his return alter the fantasy value of other Kings' players.

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LaMarcus Aldridge shot 50 percent from the field on 7-for-14 shooting resulting in 16 points in Wednesday night's 107-90 loss to the Pelicans. He grabbed a season-low four rebounds and added one assist over 27 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: This was a tough matchup for Aldridge going up against the likes of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. He found little room to operate and had trouble finishing shots he normally would. While this wasn't the best statistical performance by Aldridge there is no need to panic here. Chalk this up to tough matchup and look for him to get back on track Saturday against the Hornets.

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Karl-Anthony Towns finished the game with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, 13 rebounds, and two assists in 36 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Towns has been a reliable scorer and double-double machine all season, and Wednesday night was no different. Look for Towns to continue his solid play versus Miami on Friday night.

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