Magic's Nikola Vucevic: Puts up inefficient double-double in loss
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(12:17 am ET) Vucevic finished with 11 points (5-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt), 14 rebounds, four assists and one block across 33 minutes in Wednesday's 124-118 loss to Minnesota.

Vucevic was cold from the floor on Wednesday, but salvaged his line with 14 rebounds and a block. He has been excellent so far this season, but has slowed down after his amazing start. Parallel to his form, the Magic have also regressed after their hot start, losing their last six consecutive games. Along with Aaron Gordon, Vucevic has added a three-point shot to his arsenal. This looks like it is here to stay, and something owners can rely on for the rest of the season.

Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns: Double-doubles in victory
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(11/23/2017) Towns collected 18 points (7-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 13 rebounds and two assists across 36 minutes in Wednesday's 124-118 victory over Orlando.

Towns recorded another double-double, but failed to collect a block for the third time in four games. Towns has been solid this season, but appears to have taken a back seat on the offensive pecking order. He has only averaged 11 field-goal attempts over the last four games, well down from his 18 he was attempting last season. It will be interesting to see if this trend continues, or whether it is simply a feeling out period for his new teammates. It is something to keep an eye on for owners, and if it does indeed continue, it could slightly limit his fantasy ceiling.

Suns' Greg Monroe: Double-doubles against former teammates
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(11/23/2017) Monroe produced 22 points (8-15 FG, 6-6 FT), 15 rebounds and one assist across 32 minutes in Wednesday's 113-107 overtime win over the Suns.

Monroe saw plenty of playing time against one of his former squads, which led to his best scoring and rebound totals in his four games in a Suns uniform. The 27-year-old big man can offer plenty off the bench, although the Suns will have to sort out minutes between him and Alex Len behind Tyson Chandler for the time being. If he's afforded sufficient playing time, Monroe is a threat for a double-double on any given night.

Bucks' Thon Maker: Career-high scoring total in OT win
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(11/23/2017) Maker posted 16 points (6-11 FG, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds, one assist and three blocks across 33 minutes in Wednesday's 113-107 overtime win over the Suns.

The young center parlayed a season-high amount of minutes into a career-best scoring total, and his night could have potentially been even bigger had he not fouled out late in the contest. Maker has been seeing at least 20 minutes with regularity for the majority of November, but he'd yet to hit double digits in the scoring column this season until Wednesday's performance. While he doesn't typically offer much offensively, he's been a solid source of rebounds and blocks for those owning him in deeper formats.

Thunder's Steven Adams: Double-doubles in win over Warriors
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(11/23/2017) Adams generated 14 points (4-8 FG, 6-8 FT), 12 rebounds and two steals across 37 minutes in Wednesday's 108-91 win over the Warriors.

Despite getting overshadowed nightly by the prolific trio of Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, the 24-year-old center continues to offer impressive complementary production. Adams has three straight double-digit scoring efforts and also accomplished the feat in six of his previous nine contests. Even while sharing the floor with his high-usage teammates, Adams is averaging career bests in points (12.9 points) and shooting (65.8 percent) while also establishing a new high-water mark in rebounds (8.2).

Kings' Georgios Papagiannis: Doesn't play Wednesday
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(11/23/2017) Papagiannis (abdomen) was expected to be available Wednesday against the Lakers but did not see the floor.

The Kings didn't offer much clarity, but Papagiannis appeared to be a DNP-CD, as has frequently been the case this season. The second-year big man had been battling a minor abdominal issue of late, but he's only appeared in four games on the season, totaling 26 minutes of mostly garbage-time play.

Kings' Willie Cauley-Stein: Leads team with 26 points
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(11/23/2017) Cauley-Stein tallied 26 points (10-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-8 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal across 28 minutes in Wednesday's 113-102 win over the Lakers

A recent demotion to the bench appears to have motivated Cauley-Stein. As a result, he's strung together some decent stat lines in his new role, which is most likely a temporary move for the team. Cauley-Stein's fantasy viability at center is directly tied to how bad the Kings have been playing, despite this recent series of wins. He ranks 21st in scoring average among centers, where he sits alongside many second-unit big men, so this move to the bench might be the appropriate move going forward.

Bulls' Robin Lopez: Leads team with 15 points in loss
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(11/23/2017) Lopez posted 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-4 FT), four rebounds and an assist across 25 minutes in Wednesday's 110-80 loss to the Jazz.

With Chicago's backcourt mostly stifled by the Jazz, most of the Bulls' output was found inside with Lopez pacing the team. Lopez and Bobby Portis were the only bright spots to speak of under the basket, as Luis Markkanen had a horrible outing and Denzel Valentine was even less effective. The nine-year veteran brings much-needed experience and leadership to this young team and despite their recent woes, Lopez has shown decent production, averaging 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds over the first 16 games of the season.

Clippers' DeAndre Jordan: Double-doubles versus Atlanta
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(11/23/2017) Jordan totaled 14 points (6-6 FG, 2-2 FT), 16 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a 116-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

Jordan had a perfect night on Wednesday, as he was perfect from both the field and from the free-throw line. The free-throw shooting has been a nice development for Jordan this year, as his 61 percent mark from the line is the best of his career. While it's nothing special, it adds so much to his fantasy value, as this was a guy who couldn't even crack 44 percent for his career. If he can remain above 60 percent, Jordan is one of the values of fantasy drafts

Hornets' Dwight Howard: 26-point, 13-rebound double-double versus Wizards
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(11/23/2017) Howard amassed 26 points (10-13 FG, 6-10 FT), 13 rebounds and three assists in a 129-124 overtime win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.

Howard has been a beast in his last three games, as he's collected 67 points and 49 rebounds on 25-of-33 from the field. It comes at a strange time too, as he was averaging just 8.3 points and 8.3 rebounds across his previous three games. That's just the nature of owning Howard though, as it's all a matter of motivation with the volatile center. In any case, his 15.2 points and 12.9 rebounds per game make for a nice bounce-back season, as he remains a great fantasy option at center.

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