News: Free agent forward James Singleton has signed with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in China, according to multiple sources. He reportedly signed the deal back in September the move become official Friday.
Analysis: Singleton averaged 8.2 points and 6.8 rebounds in 12 games with the Wizards last season, but opted to go overseas instead of a reserve role in the NBA. He can be ignored in all formats at this time.
News: Recently-acquired Wizards forward James Singleton is making the most of his 10-day contract so far, as he had a double-double on Monday against the Bobcats, putting in 18 points and 12 rebounds in 38 minutes. He shot 6 of 9 from the field and 6 of 7 from the free-throw line, while also filling up the stat sheet with three assists, two blocks and two steals, as the Wizards blew out the Bobcats, 113-85.
Analysis: Singleton had been in China prior to joining the Wizards, and he has now almost double-doubled in two straight games, after a 12-point, nine-rebound performance on Friday. With injuries hitting the frontcourt hard in Washington, he has been playing decent minutes. While he is unlikely to continue playing this way, if he does, he might be worth a flyer in deeper leagues as the season winds down.
News: After spending the first three quarters of the season playing in China, forward James Singleton has returned to the NBA, signing a 10-day contract with the Wizards. He was last in the league in 09-10, also with Washington, as well as Dallas.
Analysis: Singleton has career averages of 3.7 points and 3.6 rebounds in just 12.9 minutes per game, so it is unlikely that he will have a big impact as a 30-year-old. Continue to ignore him in all formats.
News: Washington PF James Singleton came off the bench for a monster performance on Wednesday in a loss at Indiana. Singleton shot 8 of 13 from the field to score 19 points as he grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds. He added a block.
Analysis: Singleton is averaging almost 10 points and 11 boards per game over his last five and that has him gaining a lot of Fantasy value of late. You can use him in almost any format while he's averaging close to a double-double. For that, he definitely deserves to be added in many of the 91 percent of Fantasy leagues in which he's currently available.
News: Washington PF James Singleton blocked three shots, grabbed four boards and scored 12 points on Tuesday in a loss to Houston. He played 28 minutes and shot 3 of 4 from the field, going 6 for 6 from the free-throw line.
Analysis: Singleton had been doing absolutely nothing for Washington over the last few games and too often does nothing. He really has little Fantasy value outside the deepest of leagues.
News: The Washington Post reports Wizards forward James Singleton, who is playing on a sprained left ankle suffered last week against New York, had six points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots in more than 26 minutes Wednesday against Milwaukee. After the game, Singleton put on a walking boot, saying that he wears it to take the pressure off his ankle. "I'm still going to do me. It still hurts every now and then, but I'll be all right," Singleton said of the ankle. "I don't think no more about it. I just play."
Analysis: Singleton can be considered a decent Fantasy option in deep leagues, but he has minimal Fantasy value in standard formats. Don't consider starting Singleton, but he is worth keeping an eye on when he posts stat lines like this and as long as he's healthy.
News: Wizards F James Singleton played Sunday after injuring his ankle on Saturday. He played just two minutes and recorded a rebound.
Analysis: Singleton barely played Sunday and it's possible the injury nagged him. Until he is healthy, Fantasy owners can leave him on waivers. The Wizards play only three games during Fantasy Week 19 (March 1-7) so it is safe to keep Singleton reserved. Even when healthy, he only provides Fantasy value in the deepest of leagues.
News: Washington F James Singleton became the 15th different player to start for the Wizards this season. Unfortunately, it didn't last very long as he suffered a sprained left ankle making a layup early in the second quarter. He finished with just four points in 10 minutes.
Analysis: Singleton had been putting in a solid rebounding effort over his last five games, averaging 7.4 boards during that span. Unfortunately for him, the injury might put that on hold. When he comes back, he could provide Fantasy value in the deepest of leagues.
News: Washington PF James Singleton had a big game in his fourth with his new team on Monday night against the Bulls. Singleton pulled down 12 rebounds over 28 minutes in the Washington win. He shot 4 of 10 from the field and scored nine points and added three blocks.
Analysis: Singleton is averaging 7.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and a block per game over his last five, four with the Wizards. He's definitely worth adding in the deeper Fantasy leagues right now.
News: PF James Singleton made his Washington debut on Wednesday against the Timberwolves. Singleton, who was acquired Saturday in a trade with Dallas, played 23 minutes off the bench. He totaled six points, seven rebounds and one steal. He did have some foul trouble, getting whistled for four infractions.
Analysis: Singleton had 11 points and five rebounds in his last game with Dallas. Unfortunately, he played just 25 games and usually averaged 2.4 points. Washington is in the midst of altering its lineup after a few trades and it will be interesting to see where Singleton fits in. We just don't see him, however, being a big-time Fantasy contributor.
News: Mavericks PF James Singleton had 11 points and five rebounds in 22 minutes as Dallas lost by 36 to the Nuggets on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Singleton hadn't left the bench in six of the last seven games before Tuesday, but the score got out of hand pretty quickly against Denver, which allowed Singleton to see the court more than usual. Continue to ignore the fourth-year reserve in all Fantasy formats.
News: Dallas PF James Singleton saw at least 20 minutes in a game for the first time all season on Friday night at Indiana. He produced over 23 minutes on the court with six points on 2 of 9 shooting and 10 rebounds. He added a block.
Analysis: Singleton can apparently rebound nicely when given minutes but that is not enough to earn him more at this time. He has zero Fantasy value until he warrants at least 15 minutes per game on the court. With Dallas playing four times in Week 6 (Nov. 30-Dec. 6) you might use him in the deepest of Fantasy formats as a flier.
News: The Dallas Mavericks are keeping forward James Singleton and getting rid of guard Greg Buckner. "We are excited to bring James back into the fold for next season," said Donnie Nelson, the team's president of basketball operations. "His tireless work ethic and locker-room presence were a large part of our success last year."
Analysis: Singleton, a restricted free agent, looked around but decided to stick with Dallas since he already has a year invested with coach Rick Carlisle and his system. The 6-foot-8 Singleton showed his versatility by playing every position but point guard last season. He also averaged 5.1 points and four rebounds per game, with six starts. He is not expected to play a significant enough role to be used in Fantasy, however.
News: Dallas PF James Singleton came off the bench and notched his second consecutive double-double on Sunday in a loss to the Lakers. Singleton scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds with three steals in 33 minutes. He was 6-of-11 from the field.
Analysis: Singleton is averaging 13.5 points and 10.5 boards over his last two games with added minutes. If he keeps playing like this he might be a nice add for deeper leagues. Give him a few more games, however, and see if Dallas continues to give him minutes before making your decision.
News: Mavs F James Singleton was called for a technical foul for hanging on the rim after an alley-oop dunk near the end of the first quarter Monday against the Thunder. He finished the game with just two fouls while adding eight points and six rebounds in 21 minutes.
Analysis: Singleton has been a valuable part of the Mavs' rotation as of late, hitting double figures in four of his last six games. It has been his most productive stretch of the season. Coach Rick Carlisle finally seems to be getting the Murray State product involved on offense, but Singleton still has low-end Fantasy appeal at this time.
News: Dallas reserve James Singleton had a season-high 19 points to go with 12 rebounds in Saturday's win over the Kings. He was 7-of-10 from the field over 25 minutes with a three and two steals. He also blocked a shot.
Analysis: Singleton has played a total of four games in February for a grand total of 44 minutes of game action. And he wasn't hurt, either. He's just not too involved in Dallas' plans despite Saturday's big numbers. This could give him a Fantasy boost but it also could be a huge aberration. He's going to need a few more solid games before anyone goes and picks him up off waivers.
News: The Los Angeles Clippers said Wednesday that they had renounced their rights to Smush Parker. According to the NBA collective bargaining agreement, a renounced player no longer counts toward team salary, so teams use renouncement to gain additional cap room. A team can still re-sign such a player, but the team must either have enough salary cap room to fit the salary, or sign the player using the minimum salary exception.
Analysis: After renouncing a player, a team also can trade him in a sign-and-trade agreement. Singleton's Fantasy appeal was already limited. He is not worth owning in any format.
News: The Clippers waived guard Daniel Ewing on Friday, and declined to tender a qualifying offer to forward James Singleton, making him an unrestricted free agent on Sunday.
Analysis: Singleton doesn't figure to see much of an increase in production during the upcoming season and should be left undrafted in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Clippers F James Singleton averaged just 1.6 ppg in 53 appearances during the 2006-07 regular seaosn.
Analysis: Singleton doesn't figure to see much of an increase in the upcoming season and should be left undrafted in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Clippers F James Singleton has not played a single minute in the past six games and in the past 19 days, has played a total of 12 minutes.
Analysis: Clippers head coach Mike Dunleavy apparently feels that he cannot afford to risk putting second-year forward Singleton on the floor, for fear that Singleton will make too many mistakes. He is too far down the depth chart at this time to use in Fantasy play. Ignore him.
News: Second-year forward James Singleton's practice intensity or lack thereof appears to be the reason why he cannot get playing time, even on a semi-regular basis.
Analysis: Although Singleton usually brings a lot of energy and rebounding effort into the game during his rare appearances, his knowledge of the offensive and defensive schemes still is not to the level that coach Mike Dunleavy would be comfortable with. He is too far down the depth chart at this time to use in Fantasy play. Ignore him.
News: Second-year forward James Singleton backed off, but only slightly, from his statements following the Clippers' victory last Wednesday over Chicago, when he said he asked his agent to request that the Clippers trade him. But Singleton remains unhappy and has not played in the past three games.
Analysis: Singleton is too far down the depth chart at this time to use in Fantasy play. Ignore him.
News: Clippers second-year forward James Singleton is perplexed at his spotty playing time, particularly because he typically brings energy off the bench, rebounds effectively, and because Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy indicated that Singleton has earned playing time because of his playing style. However, Singleton only got six minutes in Monday's game, five in the third quarter and then one minute in the fourth. Without Singleton, the Clippers allowed the Warriors to feast off the offensive boards.
Analysis: Singleton can keep on wondering why Dunleavy won't use him more often, and we will continue to recommend that you stay away from him in Fantasy leagues.
News: Clippers F James Singleton did not score in just three minutes of action off the bench Saturday vs. Cleveland.
Analysis: Singleton is too far down the team's depth chart to warrant using in Fantasy play.
News: The up-and-down style that the Wizards play seemed tailor-made for Clippers' second-year forward James Singleton to get ample playing time on Friday. However, Singleton only played the final two minutes of the game and was steamed at that fact after the game.
Analysis: The Clippers are reluctant to use Singleton at crucial times for fear Singleton will botch an assignment. For that reason, among many, Singleton is not worth owning in Fantasy leagues.
News: It would have seemed to be an ideal time to play James Singleton in Tuesday's game, when the Clippers were getting outworked for rebounds. Orlando snared 18 offensive rebounds and out-boarded the Clippers 38-28. Singleton's primary asset is his energetic play on both the defensive and offensive boards. However, he only played 13 seconds late in the game, when Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy was doing offensive-to-defensive substitutions.
Analysis: Dunleavy usually is reluctant to use Singleton at crucial times for fear Singleton will botch an assignment. For that reason among many, Singleton is not worth owning in Fantasy leagues.
News: Clippers second-year forward James Singleton got a rare opportunity for extended minutes Friday and made the most of his playing time by generating a bundle of energy. Singleton grabbed five rebounds in only 12 minutes and helped cause at least three Sacramento turnovers with his defense.
Analysis: Singleton is a dependable rebounder and has a knack for finding ways to score. However, Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy usually is reluctant to use Singleton at crucial times for fear Singleton will botch an assignment. For that reason among many, Singleton is not worth owning in Fantasy leagues.
News: The Orange County Register reports that James Singleton has earned another chance to be in the playing rotation after his solid play against Denver this weekend. "I figured sooner or later an opportunity would come and I'd get a chance," he said. "I always stay ready."
Analysis: Singleton entered the game to start the second quarter and he finished with a season-high 32 minutes.
News: In two consecutive games, Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy used rookie forward James Singleton for one defensive possession. Singleton gave the Clippers enormous energy off the bench early in the season but has seen very little playing time in games after the All-Star break.
Analysis: Singleton is not a recommended Fantasy option.
News: Despite his brain-lock moment Wednesday, involving practice versus game shorts, James Singleton typically provides the Clippers with a solid rebounding presence when he is on the floor. However, the team could use a bigger offensive contribution from Singleton, who has the ability not only to convert missed shots into spectacular second-chance dunks, but also is a very good outside shooter, with three-point range. Coach Mike Dunleavy has expressed the desire that Singleton shoot the ball more often when the opportunities present themselves.
Analysis: Singleton is not a recommended Fantasy option for the second half.
News: James Singleton played 23 minutes in Tuesday's game against the Rockets, posting four points and seven rebounds.
Analysis: Singleton was seeing more time on Tuesday because of the trade of Chris Wilcox to the Sonics. Once newly-acquired Vladimir Radmanovic is able to suit up, Singleton will be back to his regular 10-15 minutes per contest.
News: James Singleton finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds on Sunday at Toronto. On Friday, Singleton played just four minutes without recording any stats.
Analysis: Singleton has been working the boards well lately. Over his last seven games, he's averaging 5.6 boards. He's a decent start in larger leagues for the upcoming scoring period if you are looking for last minute options.
News: James Singleton is rapidly becoming a crowd favorite among Clipper fans, with his energetic play on both ends of the floor and his ability to follow missed shots with thunderous spike dunks. Singleton scored seven points and grabbed eight rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench Wednesday vs. New Jersey.
Analysis: He's gotten the fans attention and he's gotten his coach's attention. Clippers head coach Mike Dunleavy recently said that he wants to expand the rookie's role with the team. He's not yet a reliable Fantasy option, but he's certainly worth keeping an eye on. He's a great option in keeper leagues at this point.
News: According to the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy intends to expand the role of rookie power forward James Singleton. "His effort, his energy, is definitely very apparent," said Dunleavy.
Analysis: Sinleton contributed eight rebounds in only 18 minutes on Wednesday and he was just as effective on Friday. The fact that Dunleavy is willing to give the rookie more play makes him an interesting Fantasy option. In leagues with 12-plus teams, he is worth picking up if you can afford the roster space to see how his role changes in the next few games. He can become a very good source for rebounds if he sees extended minutes.
News: James Singleton scored eight points on 3-of-4 shooting with 10 rebounds on Saturday vs. Seattle.
Analysis: Singleton will be back to the bench once Corey Maggette (foot) is able to return and his minutes will likely be sporadic. For now, he's just a mediocre option for rebounds.
News: James Singleton scored nine points with 11 rebounds on Tuesday vs. Orlando.
Analysis: Singleton will be back to the bench once Corey Maggette (foot) is able to return and his minutes will likely be sporadic. For now, he's just a mediocre option for rebounds.
News: James Singleton scored nine points with 10 rebounds on Saturday vs. Boston.
Analysis: Singleton will be back to the bench once Corey Maggette (foot) is able to return and his minutes will likely be sporadic. Avoid using him in all Fantasy leagues.
News: James Singleton got the start in place of Corey Maggette (foot) on Wednesday against the Knicks. He was scoreless with seven rebounds in just 16 minutes, missing all three of his shots from the floor.
Analysis: Talk about not taking advantage of a golden opportunity. Singleton will be back to the bench once Maggette is able to return and his minutes will likely be sporadic. Avoid using him in all Fantasy leagues.