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2dAndré Snellings

Fantasy basketball forecaster: Dec. 18-24

Here is everything you need to prepare your fantasy hoops rosters for the week ahead with matchup previews, schedule analysis and more.

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Cavs players are risky to start in fantasy against Utah and Washington (1:50)
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11hTim MacMahon

Harden expecting to play through pain in knee

Rockets guard James Harden said he almost sat out the Rockets' game Saturday with a bruised right knee but decided to play. Despite scoring a game-high 31 points, Harden said he expects to have the pain for an extended period of time.

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Rockets surge in the second half for victory (1:36)
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4dEric Karabell

Free throws only part of Andre Drummond's improvement

Andre Drummond's improved confidence at the free throw line is positively impacting other areas of his game, and Eric Karabell goes over what to make of Detroit's star big man going forward.

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Knicks top Thunder in Melo's return to MSG (2:07)
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Spurs' fourth-quarter performance the difference (1:13)
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6dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Hornets' Zeller (knee) to miss 6 weeks

Hornets center Cody Zeller is likely out for six weeks as he will undergo knee surgery, league sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. It's a blow to the injury-plagued Hornets, who are also without coach Steve Clifford due to health issues.

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Wolves blow 15-point lead and fall to Suns (1:50)
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11dEric Karabell

What to do with Stephen Curry

With Stephen Curry sidelined for at least two weeks, Eric Karabell goes over the impact it will have on the rest of Golden State's roster and explains what to do with the star point guard.

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Celtics hold off Grizzlies' rally (1:05)
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Which NBA player should you 're-gift' this holiday season? (1:48)
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58dESPN.com staff

2017-18 fantasy basketball draft kit

Mock drafts, roto rankings, points rankings, projections, player profiles, draft strategies, DFS strategies -- we've got everything you need to dominate fantasy basketball from every angle.

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62dSeth Walder

Fantasy basketball: Analytics glossary

Wondering what things like eFG%, pace, usage rate and CARMELO mean? We explain each notable NBA advanced analytics term so you can make the most of them in fantasy.

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