Fournier couldn't find his touch from the field on Wednesday, and this was his second straight stinker to start the week. The Magic brought Victor Oladipo off the bench, as coach Scott Skiles decided to try something different. The team's rotation will be something to keep an eye on in the coming weeks, as Skiles is clearly still feeling things out in his first year at the helm.
It was one of Anthony's best games of the season, but the Knicks shot 37 percent from the field and suffered a nine-point loss. This was his fourth double-double of the year, and Anthony continues to get to the free-throw line enough to maintain his efficiency through an ugly start shooting the ball from the field. Expect Anthony to continue scoring 20 or more points on most nights even if he struggles with his shot.
Williams has been re-born after struggling last year in his first season with the Hornets. He now has four double-doubles through 15 games, and his three-point shooting from the four position has helped transform the team's outlook. Williams is averaging 32 minutes per game, and as long as he is able to maintain that minutes load, he'll have value in some leagues.
Batum didn't shoot the ball well from the field, but he dialed in from distance three times while falling three boards short of a triple-double. Batum has been a godsend for the Hornets, and his well-rounded production makes him a valuable commodity regardless of fantasy format.
Gortat enjoyed his best showing of the season on Wednesday, delivering a season-high 17 points on only eight attempts from the field while pulling in a season-high 12 boards as well. This was only the second time all year that Gortat has eclipsed 30 minutes, with the first time coming in the Wizards' opener against the Magic. The Wizards are back in action on Friday versus the Celtics.
This will be the fourth consecutive missed game for Randolph. The Grizzlies are likely being cautious with their veteran, as a means to avoid a longer nagging injury. The next chance for Randolph to return to the court is Friday versus Atlanta.
Parsons still isn't ready to play in back-to-back games which explains Wednesday's absence since he logged a season-high 25 minutes Tuesday against the Grizzlies. A combination of Charlie Villanueva and rookie Justin Anderson will likely take over at small forward with Parsons expected to return in normal fashion Saturday against the Nuggets.
Butler is averaging just over 10 minutes per game this season and his impending absence will be rather easily covered by a combination of Marco Belinelli, James Anderson, and Omri Casspi. The next opportunity for the veteran to return will be Friday against Minnesota.
Bjelica is missing his third consecutive game Wednesday as he continues to be bogged down with a left knee contusion. His next opportunity to return will be against the Kings on Friday.
Aldridge recently sat out two games with a sprained left ankle but he'll presumably take over his expected spot in the starting lineup immediately, which likely moves David West back to a limited role off the bench.