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  • Ricky Rubio will start, LaVine to the bench
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will start on Tuesday vs. the Magic with Zach LaVine moving to the bench.

    Advice: No surprises here. Rubio has missed the last two games, but he did say that he could've played on Sunday vs. the Clippers which suggests that his ankle should be close to 100 percent. Make sure he is in your lineups. 40 minutes ago
  • Omer Asik benched for Tuesday's game
    Omer Asik will come off the bench behind Alexis Ajinca for Tuesday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Asik has been terrible all season and that is putting it nicely. If you haven't already cut him, now is the time to do so. He is averaging 1.4 points and 4.8 rebounds this season and signed a five-year, $58 million deal this summer. Probably not the best decision for New Orleans. Today, 3:42 pm
  • Tyreke Evans will start on Tuesday vs. MEM
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will be on a 25-minute limit and will start on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Eric Gordon will head to the bench and look to bolster the second unit's offense. Evans will likely be on a minutes limit for a few weeks, but the good news is that coach Alvin Gentry said he won't be limited on back-to-back sets. Those of you in DFS should ignore him until his restrictions are lifted, but he needs to be owned in all season-long leagues. Today, 3:36 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) will play Tuesday vs. ORL
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will play Tuesday against the Magic.

    Advice: He should start, which will send Zach LaVine back to the bench. Rubio spent the past two games on the sidelines as a precautionary measure by the Wolves, but he should get his full compliment of minutes with a favorable matchup against the Magic. Go ahead and get him active. Today, 3:33 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic hopeful he can return to form
    Nikola Pekovic is hopeful he can return to form following offseason surgeries to his Achilles and ankle.

    Advice: "Yeah, hopefully with this surgery I've solved all my problems," Pekovic said. "What I had before, you can never tell if those things are going to come back or not or if you're going to feel something different. If you're going to hurt again you can never tell but with this progress, how I feel right now, I really feel I can come back and play I like I used to play before." Pekovic is still a couple weeks away, and when he does return, he'll be brought along slowly playing limited minutes behind Gorgui Dieng and Karl-Anthony Towns. Until he's back on the court, he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Today, 1:02 pm
  • Rumor: Rockets looking to deal Ty Lawson?
    The Rockets are rumored to be shopping around Ty Lawson, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.

    Advice: This report is hardly surprising given how horribly Lawson has fit in Houston's system, but with how bad he's been this season and some well documented off-court issues, the Rockets likely wouldn't be able to gain much in a trade for the troubled point guard. However, that doesn't mean that a trade is unlikely, Ty does have a rather attractive contract in that the final $13.2 million of his deal is fully non-guaranteed; a stipulation that he agreed to when coming to Houston. His value would obviously be greatly improved outside of Houston, so if you want to stash him away in a deep league with the hopes that he's moved, it wouldn't be the worst idea. To be clear, nothing is imminent. Today, 12:11 pm
  • Jeremy Lin questionable for Wednesday vs GSW
    Jeremy Lin (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Golden State.

    Advice: We'll keep an eye on Lin throughout the day, but it sounds like he's headed for a game-time decision. If Lin sits, Jeremy Lamb would see a bump in minutes and make for a solid daily play. Today, 9:50 am
  • Nikola Pekovic back on court and running
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) said he felt good to be back on the court and running.

    Advice: Pek is still a couple weeks away from returning, but it's good to hear that he's getting back into ramping up his activity. While he may beat his targeted January timetable, Pek won't see enough playing time to be relevant in standard fantasy leauges upon his return. Today, 9:18 am
  • Tyreke Evans set to play vs Grizzlies on Tues
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said he'll be ready to play against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Evans posted on Instagram saying that he isn't 100 percent, but will be ready to play Tuesday night. Fantasy owners should temper their expectations for Tuesday as Evans will likely be on a minutes limit, but he should be owned in all fantasy leagues. Today, 9:02 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 31 points in win
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 31 points during a 112-98 win over the Mavs on Monday, adding nine rebounds, six assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He attempted eight shots from deep, which just doesn't make sense. On the season, he's made a respectable 34.0 percent from deep to account for 22.3 percent of his shot total. Boogie has seen his 3-point percentage drop recently, making just 19.0 percent in his last four games. He's still feasting at the rim and has averages of 28.2 points and 11.0 boards. Hopefully, he can avoid back and Achilles injuries going forward. Today, 12:29 am
  • Omri Casspi scores 10 points in 33 minutes
    Omri Casspi played 33 minutes against the Mavs on Monday with 10 points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Kings really like the Casspi, Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins lineup in their frontcourt. Of their 77 three-man combinations with at least 35 minutes this season, none have a higher net rating than the Boogie, Gay and Omri combo. He'll probably be hit and miss, but Omri might be worth a flier in standard leagues even with the Kings getting healthy. Today, 12:12 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins returned to action on Monday November 30. Today, 12:10 am
  • Ed Davis double-doubles off the bench
    Ed Davis double-doubled off the bench with 13 points, 10 boards, one assist and one block in 24 minutes against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: This was his his third double-double in his last five games. Davis' playing time has been a lot more consistent lately and he's arguably been the second best big in Portland over the last week apart from Mason Plumlee. He's averaging 11.0 points, 9.0 boards and 0.8 blocks in 26.4 minutes per game over his last five, so he's worth a look as a low-end big in deeper formats. Keep in mind that his value could take a hit if Meyers Leonard gets hot. Yesterday, 11:12 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu shoots 3-of-15 from field
    Al-Farouq Aminu shot 3-of-15 from the field in Monday's loss to the Clippers, finishing with seven points, seven boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Aminu has now scored in single digits in three straight games, and it's definitely a little odd that he attempted 15 shots considering he is a shaky jump shooter. AFA is now only returning late-round value after a hot start to the season, but he does have enough upside to warrant a hold in standard leagues. He should be able to bounce back against his former team (Mavs) on Tuesday. Yesterday, 11:06 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute draws another start
    Luc Mbah a Moute drew another start on Monday vs. the Blazers and scored four points with five boards and one assist in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He attempted just three shots on the night and his role is basically just to defend. He doesn't have much upside and it's not a lock that he will continue to start, so he's a very shaky option even in deep leagues. Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 23 points with 6 dimes
    Blake Griffin scored 23 points with eight boards, six assists, one block and one steal in Monday's win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Griffin shot 8-of-19 from the field and 7-of-10 from the charity stripe, so it was business as usual for the superstar forward. Chris Paul went down with a rib injury and his status for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers is up in the air, so Griffin may be asked to do more playmaking on offense if CP3 misses some action. Griffin is still comfortably returning first-round value in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:30 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan scores 18 points, misses 22 FT
    DeAndre Jordan hit 12-of-34 free throws in Mondays win over the Blazers, finishing with 18 points, 24 boards, two blocks and one steal in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Even with the game no longer in doubt, the Blazers hacked him continuously in the fourth quarter and he wasn't able to capitalize. Jordan's owners are probably punting free throws anyways and he was an animal on the glass as usual with a season-high 24 boards, so they won't be too upset. In case you're wondering, Jordan tied Wilt Chamberlain for the most misses from the free throw line since the 1963-64 season. Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 25 in big win
    Jeff Teague shined in a 106-100 victory over the Thunder on Monday with 25 points, three rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was coming off a six-point dud on Saturday against the Spurs. Besides that, Teague has been great with three 20-point games in his last four. He's a top-10 fantasy point guard. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Darrell Arthur plays 21 minutes off bench
    Darrell Arthur came off the bench for Monday's game and scored four points with three boards and two steals in 21 minutes.

    Advice: His playing time could've been even worse, but the Nuggets were blown out of this one. In case it's not obvious, Arthur won't be a fantasy asset while the Nuggets are at full strength. Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Ty Lawson gets 19 minutes
    Ty Lawson played 19 minutes against the Pistons on Monday with 11 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Before this one, he didn't have a 3-point make since Nov. 14. Lawson probably wouldn't have been looking at this much playing time if he wasn't hitting treys and the Rockets were down in the fourth, so it's not time to pick him back up just yet. Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) will play Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) will play on Monday against the Mavs.

    Advice: He was at shootaround and there has been no talk of him being limited tonight. The Kings have four games this week, so he should be in all lineups. Boogie should have success against Zaza Pacuhlia tonight. Expect Kosta Koufos, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspi to take a hit here. Yesterday, 5:46 pm
  • Darrell Arthur will come off the bench
    Darrell Arthur will come off the bench for Monday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried is healthy again and will rejoin the first unit, so this was an expected move. If you picked up Arthur recently, it's time to move on. Yesterday, 4:56 pm
  • Rockets still believe in Ty Lawson
    Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said he still believes in Ty Lawson and Corey Brewer.

    Advice: "We’re going to give those guys opportunities to get back to being the players that they are," Bickerstaff said. "We don’t win as big as we want to win if those guys are not playing at their best." Lawson was a DNP-CD on Sunday, so he's not someone fantasy owners should be stashing in most leagues. Yesterday, 4:39 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) questionable for Tuesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday against the Magic.

    Advice: This doesn't really mean anything because Rubio was listed as probable twice before and didn't play. According to most reports, he's expected to play on Tuesday. The Wolves only have two games this week, so fantasy owners shouldn't be using Rubio in most cases. Yesterday, 2:33 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) probable for Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) is probable to play against the Mavs on Monday.

    Advice: That means he should be a go after going through shootaround on Monday morning. Cousins will be returning after a week off and he shouldn't be limited. With his return, Kosta Koufos, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspil will lose some value. Cousins' fantasy owners can start him tonight. Yesterday, 2:17 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic two weeks from practice?
    Nikola Pekovic is about two weeks from practice on a limited basis.

    Advice: That means he's likely at least a month away. Pekovic isn't feeling pain in his ankle, but the Wolves will likely be keeping him on a tight leash. The Wolves won't be playing him much once he's ready, so he's not a terrific add in almost any league. Yesterday, 1:24 pm
  • Ricky Rubio practices in full on Monday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) put in a full practice on Monday.

    Advice: That bodes well for his chances to play on Tuesday against the Magic. Rubio is on track to play and an earlier report from today said he "should be back" for that game. The Wolves are playing Zach LaVine at the two a little more now, so his fantasy owners should keep him on their roster to see how it goes. Rubio will be a risky start in weekly leagues due to the chance of an aggravation. Yesterday, 12:22 pm
  • Tyreke Evans expected to play on Tuesday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is expected to play on Tuesday "unless something bizarre happens," according to coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: Technically he's listed as questionable for Tuesday. He's going to have a minutes limit and Gentry said Evans will have a similar plan to Jrue Holiday. He probably will only be around 20 minutes for the next two weeks and probably won't play in back-to-back sets. Evans will likely play minutes on the wing with how well Ish Smith played in the past two weeks. He should be owned in all leagues. Yesterday, 11:58 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins goes through shootaround
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) went through shootaround on Monday and remains questionable to play against the Mavs.

    Advice: Mavs coach Rick Carlisle is expecting Boogie to play tonight and going through shootaround bodes well for his chances. If he can return, that would mean less output for Kosta Koufos, Omri Casspi and Marco Bellineli. Cousins' fantasy owners can probably put him for weekly leagues with four games on the schedule this week. Yesterday, 11:21 am
  • Darrell Arthur working on his 3-point range
    Darrell Arthur has been working on his three-point range.

    Advice: Arthur connected on just 23.6 percent of his 110 3-point attempts last season, but he's 4-of-12 (33.3 percent) so far this season. "I've been working on it, just trying to stay consistent," Arthur said. "Just trying to find my way into the game. And lately, the shot has come to me." Arthur has played well when given the opportunity, averaging 12.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.5 blocks on 56.1 percent in 30 minutes of action over four games as a starter. Yesterday, 10:04 am
  • Evans, Cole could make season debut Tuesday
    Tyreke Evans (right knee surgery) and Norris Cole (high left ankle sprain) could each debut on Tuesday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: "There’s a very good chance that both of those guys will be ready Tuesday," Gentry said. Although Evans will face a Jrue Holiday-like minutes cap and Cole will likely be limited upon initially returning, the Pelicans getting healthier at point guard will impact Ish Smith's fantasy value. Smith has been impressive this season, averaging 11.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 8.1 assists and 1.2 steals in 30.5 minutes per game, but something has to give. It's Evans, not Cole, that Smith and those with him on the roster will have to worry about. Yesterday, 7:23 am
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) 'should be back' Tuesday
    Ricky Rubio (left ankle) "should be back" for Tuesday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: We've heard this one before, so we'll have to see it to believe it. Rubio is reportedly feeling good, but that's the same thing that's been said previously and Rubio has still been held out. Until the point guard is in the starting lineup, we'll consider him questionable to actually play. In six starts, Zach LaVine is averaging 20.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.2 3-pointers on 45.8 percent shooting. Yesterday, 7:08 am
  • Ty Lawson a healthy DNP-CD vs. New York
    Ty Lawson was a healthy DNP-CD vs. the Knicks on Sunday.

    Advice: It's official -- Patrick Beverley and Jason Terry have erased Lawson from coach J.B. Bickerstaff's rotation. If you haven't already cut him for a more promising free agent, take this as your long-overdue cue. Sunday, 8:24 pm
  • Cousins (back) questionable for Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: He's missed three games in a row due to a back strain and didn't even travel with the team on Saturday, but this is a somewhat positive report. If Cousins can't give it a go on Monday we should see a lot more of Kosta Koufos and Omri Casspi for the Kings. Sunday, 6:58 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute starts, plays 23 mins Sunday
    Luc Mbah a Moute started at SF vs. the Wolves and posted seven points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Mbah a Moute hasn't cracked top-200 fantasy value since the 2010-11 season and he offers no upside as part of a timeshare with Paul Pierce, Lance Stephenson and Wes Johnson. Deep league owners should give him a look while he's starting, but the vast majority should ignore him. Sunday, 4:24 pm
  • Blake Griffin posts 26/8/8 in win vs. Wolves
    Blake Griffin scored 26 points while adding eight rebounds, eight assists and two blocks during Sunday's home win vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: He made 9-of-16 shots, including a 3-pointer, and went 7-of-9 at the free throw line. The Clips have now won two straight games, and three of their last four, bumping their record above .500 for the first time in nearly two weeks. Blake's fantasy owners have been reaping the benefits of his huge season, as he's currently holding first-round value in both 8-cat and 9-cat formats. Sunday, 4:23 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Sunday vs. Clippers
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Rubio wants to play, but the Wolves are being extra cautious with their franchise point guard, and he will miss his second consecutive game on Sunday. Zach LaVine will draw the start, so he makes sense as a DFS play. Chris Paul could also be in for a big game as LaVine isn't great on the defensive end. The Wolves play again on Tuesday vs. Orlando, so we'll be considering Rubio questionable for that one. Sunday, 11:39 am
  • Luc Mbah a Moute will start on Sunday for LAC
    Luc Mbah a Moute will start in place of Wes Johnson for Sunday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: The Clippers can't seem to get consistent production out of guys like Johnson, Paul Pierce and Lance Stephenson, so now it's Mbah a Moute's turn. The veteran is averaging less than five minutes per game this season and is more of a defensive specialist, so there's no need to add him in any format. Sunday, 11:00 am
  • Omri Casspi scores 11 in start on Saturday
    Omri Casspi scored 11 points on 3-of-10 shooting with seven boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes in a start at small forward on Saturday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (back) was sidelined again, but George Karl went with Casspi instead of Willie Cauley-Stein because of the Warriors' tendency to play small. Casspi should flirt with 30 minutes per game until Cousins is able to return (he is day-to-day), so feel free to give him a look if he's available in your league. The Kings will take on the Mavericks on Monday. Saturday, 10:52 pm
  • Darrell Arthur looks good in start
    Darrell Arthur started against the Mavs on Saturday with 16 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: As nice as this line is, Arthur's minutes should be trending down with Kenneth Faried likely to be in the starting lineup on Monday. Arthur has arguably been the best big man on the roster this month, so he might still be a hold in 16-team leagues. Coach Mike Malone seems to like him. Saturday, 9:00 pm
  • Jeff Teague struggles vs. Spurs
    Jeff Teague scored six points with three rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Spurs.

    Advice: Yuck. Teague had one of the best lines last night, but he didn't have it tonight. For this year and last year, Teague's shooting percentage is worse on the second night of a back-to-back than on any other night with 1-3 days of rest. He's fine, obviously. Saturday, 8:03 pm
  • Omri Casspi will start, Cauley-Stein to bench
    Omri Casspi will start on Saturday vs. the Warriors with Willie Cauley-Stein moving to the bench.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (back) is out and head coach George Karl usually bases his lineups on the matchup, so it makes sense to go small against the Warriors. Casspi should see around 30 minutes tonight and is worth plugging into most lineups. Saturday, 6:28 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play on Sat
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play on Saturday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He was listed as doubtful, so this isn't a surprise. Evans' next chance to play will be on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies, but keep in mind that he will have a Jrue Holiday-like minutes cap upon his return. That being said, he has enough upside to warrant a pickup in all leagues if he is somehow still available. Saturday, 4:39 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) out for Saturday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) did not travel for Saturday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: He'll miss his third game due to a back strain. With Cousins out, Kosta Koufos should start and Willie Cauley-Stein may also start, but doesn't have much value. Koufos, Marco Belinelli, Omri Casspi and Rudy Gay should benefit most. Saturday, 3:04 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins officially doubtful vs. GSW
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) was feeling better on Friday night and has been listed as doubtful on Saturday.

    Advice: An earlier report from today had Boogie out of the lineup tonight. Multiple reports suggest he's very unlikely to play, but he does have a chance to get out there tonight. Fantasy owners should be treating Saturday night like he's not going to play. Omri Casspi, Marco Belinelli, Kosta Koufos and Rudy Gay should benefit. Saturday, 2:12 pm
  • Tyreke will have a Jrue-like minutes cap
    Coach Alvin Gentry said Tyreke Evans (knee) will have a Jrue Holiday-like minutes cap upon his return.

    Advice: He is doubtful to return on Saturday. Evans will likely be hanging around 20 minutes per game for the first month and he won't play in back-to-back sets. That means those who stashed him will likely have to wait a month before he's really humming. His upside is still strong enough to stash in all leagues and hopefully he stays healthy. Saturday, 1:30 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) still doubtful vs. Utah
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is doubtful to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: It's still a little puzzling to see the Pelicans say they were hoping Evans would play back on Wednesday, but it's not really a surprise since he was expected to be out for up to two more weeks. With Evans doubtful and Jrue Holiday (rest) likely out again, it'll be the Ish Smith show in a sub-par matchup. Evans should be stashed in all leagues. Saturday, 1:06 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) out for Saturday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) will not play against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: It'll be his third game out of the lineup due to his strained back. With Boogie out, Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspi have really stepped up with the extra shots to go around. Kosta Koufos is also coming off a double-double on Friday. All three players are going to be popular players in DFS, which is certainly justifiable. Boogie owners should consider him questionable for Monday against the Mavs. Saturday, 11:53 am
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) is targeting Sunday
    The Wolves are hoping to get Ricky Rubio (ankle) back for Sunday's game vs. Clippers.

    Advice: Rubio could have played on Friday night vs. the Kings, but the Wolves decided to hold him out as a precaution. The good news is that his injury is minor and it's not related to last year's ankle issue which limited him to 22 appearances, so he should be fine moving forward. If Rubio is held out again, Zach LaVine should get another start. Saturday, 8:25 am
  • Omri Casspi puts up nice effort in loss
    Omri Casspi scored 15 points against the Wolves on Friday with six rebounds and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He continues to log major minutes at power forward, which should continue until DeMarcus Cousins (back) is back. Casspi has 10th-round value on the season, but that value is somewhat inflated due to Boogie and Rudy Gay missing time this season. Saturday, 12:06 am
  • Jeff Teague goes off against the Grizzlies
    Jeff Teague was awesome during a 116-101 win over the Grizzlies on Friday, making 5-of-7 from the field and all six from the line for 20 points with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal, four 3-pointers and one turnover.

    Advice: That's a 100.0 true shooting percentage and scoring 20 points with just one turnover and seven dimes is the most efficient line for point guards tonight. Teague's ankle injury is obviously behind him, but feel free to check back to make sure he's a go on a back-to-back set. Friday, 11:51 pm
  • Ty Lawson gets 16 minutes
    Ty Lawson played 16 minutes on Friday with four points, three assists, one steal and three turnovers against the 76ers.

    Advice: Hey, at least it was more than three minutes, but Lawson still hasn't looked like himself. This game isn't enough to pick him back up in most leagues. Friday, 10:35 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Friday vs. Sacramento
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: While Rubio wanted to play tonight, the Wolves are holding him out as a precaution and Zach LaVine will be inserted into the starting lineup in his place. LaVine will get a favorable matchup against the Kings, so go ahead and get him active. The Wolves play again on Sunday vs. the Clippers and we'll be considering Rubio questionable for that one. This is a reminder that owners should be looking to sell high on Rubio once he strings together a few good games. Friday, 6:32 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) ruled out for Friday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Clippers, but Alvin Gentry said that there's a chance he suits up for Saturday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: The Pelicans are currently on a back-to-back set, so it's not shocking to see Evans sit out the first game. He's getting very close to a return, and needs to be owned in all leagues at this point. Eric Gordon, Dante Cunningham, Alonzo Gee and Ish Smith will continue to benefit with Evans on the sidelines. Friday, 6:10 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) out for Friday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) will not play against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: It'll be his second consecutive game out of the lineup with his strained back. Cousins was upgraded to questionable tonight, but he could also miss Saturday's game at Golden State. With Boogie out, we'll see Kosta Koufos pick up most of the big minutes while the Kings go small a lot. Marco Belinelli, Darren Collison and Willie Cauley-Stein should get more run. Rudy Gay will be busy and play a lot of four, too. Friday, 5:09 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic has been running for weeks?
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) has been doing some light running for weeks and did so on Friday.

    Advice: He's doing some basketball activity, but is still nowhere near close to a return. Pekovic might be out for a good chunk of the 2016 portion of the year and can remain on almost all waiver wires. Friday, 12:43 pm
  • Ricky Rubio is a game-time call for Friday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is a game-time decision to face the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: He is reportedly feeling better, but the Wolves are probably going to be careful with Rubio given his injury history and how he had some ankle soreness even before he played on Wednesday. If he's out, Zach LaVine will be a popular DFS play in a favorable matchup. He should be owned in all standard leagues, too. Friday, 11:59 am
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) still hopeful to play
    Ricky Rubio (sore left ankle) is reportedly feeling better and is still hopeful to play against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: We heard a similar report on Thursday, so his status is clearly trending in the right direction. While his injury may be minor, don't be surprised if the Wolves play it safe given his injury history. We'll have another update after shootaround, but expect Zach LaVine to benefit the most if Rubio can't play. Friday, 9:09 am
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) doubtful for Friday night
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is doubtful to play against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: He is still receiving treatment for his knee and he's still ahead of his timetable, which originally had him returning in December. If Evans is out, Ish Smith will look to build off his 20-point, 11-dime game from Wednesday while Dante Cunningham and Alonzo Gee will remain in the rotation at small forward. Evans should be owned in all leagues. Thursday, 8:17 pm
  • Teague, Korver, Sefolosha probable for Friday
    Jeff Teague (ankle), Kyle Korver (ankle rehab) and Thabo Sefolosha (ankle rehab) are also listed as probable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: All these guys are healthy and they played their usual minutes on Wednesday. They've had a full day off to recover, and there's no reason to believe that any of these guys will spend Friday's game on the sidelines. Thursday, 3:23 pm
  • Omri Casspi headed for more minutes?
    Following the Kings 129-118 win over the Bucks on Wednesday, George Karl hinted that Omri Casspi could be getting more consistent minutes in the Kings rotation.

    Advice: "I think I need to keep Omri in with Rudy [Gay] as much as possible," said Karl. "It seems that combination really complements with size there and also the ability to find a mismatch situation that is beneficial to us." Casspi's minutes tend to trend up when DeMarcus Cousins (back) is sidelined, but if Karl wants to continue giving Casspi and Gay minutes together, Willie Cauley-Stein's playing time could suffer. It'll be interesting to see how Karl's rotations shake out once DMC is back on the court, but Omri is worth a speculative add in deep leagues after scoring 19 points during Wednesday's win. Thursday, 2:19 pm
  • Ty Lawson won't speak to coach about minutes
    Ty Lawson said he won't speak to Rockets interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff about his decreased playing time.

    Advice: Lawson played just under three minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies, but said he would accept his role in (or out) of the Rockets rotation. "Man, I'm just down for whatever [it takes] for the team to win," Lawson said. "Whatever the coach thinks, whatever my role needs to be or anything like that, I'm down to do." While Lawson has potential, he can be dropped in all fantasy leagues due to his new diminished playing time. Thursday, 6:54 am
  • Blake Griffin scores 40 pts on 18-of-23 FGs
    Blake Griffin was brilliant on Wednesday, scoring 40 points on 18-of-23 shooting with 12 rebounds, three assists and two blocks, but it wasn't enough to defeat the visiting Jazz.

    Advice: Griffin sank 9-of-12 shots between 10-22 feet from the hoop tonight, and with his passing and ball-handling abilities it essentially made him unguardable. The Clippers lost anyway and they don't have much to be thankful for in terms of their on-court success -- after four straight wins to open the season, they've now lost eight of their past 11 games. Blake has the fifth-highest PER in the league at 27.3, trailing only LeBron, Durant, Westbrook and Curry, yet his team has a sub-.500 record. Wednesday, 11:48 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan gets three steals, four blocks
    DeAndre Jordan posted eight points, 11 rebounds, three steals and four blocks in 32 minutes vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was the most combined steals and blocks DJ has recorded in November, but it was all for naught -- Utah's impressive defense shut down everyone not named Blake or Chris, and they managed to out-rebound the Clippers on their home court. Fantasy owners will still be pleased, as Jordan is once again posting top-10 value when you overlook his FT shooting. Wednesday, 11:38 pm
  • Omer Asik plays 10 minutes
    Omer Asik played 10 minutes in the starting lineup against the Suns on Wednesday with three rebounds and one block.

    Advice: Exhibit O of how starting doesn't mean everything in fantasy. Asik has almost no fantasy value. Why did the Pelicans sign him this summer again? Wednesday, 11:04 pm
  • Ty Lawson plays three minutes, takes 0 shots
    Ty Lawson played three minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday and had no stats.

    Advice: No shots, no turnovers, no fouls and no assists. Lawson is basically out of the rotation right now and can be dropped in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:22 pm
  • Omri Casspi has a terrific game
    Omri Casspi scored 19 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He gets a ton of run at both forward spots and he benefited from DeMarcus Cousins (back) not playing tonight. Casspi put up mid-round value the last time Boogie had to miss games, so he's worth a look at any depth for owners seeking short-term value. Cousins won't be out long, though. Wednesday, 8:49 pm
  • Jeff Teague gets 22/5/5 with two steals
    Jeff Teague warmed up in Wednesday's road loss, scoring 22 points on 8-of-17 FGs and 5-of-7 FTs, with five rebounds, five assists and two steals.

    Advice: Teague sank one 3-pointer and turned the ball over only twice in 34 minutes, looking like his old self after a few quiet games following his ankle injury. He'll wrap up the week with two tough road games in San Antonio (Friday) and Memphis (Saturday). Wednesday, 8:42 pm
  • Tyreke Evans out for Wednesday night
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: We'll have to wait for this weekend to see how the Pelicans will use the former Rookie of the Year. Evans should be owned in all leagues right now while Ish Smith owners should hang in there to see how it plays out. He's been too good. Wednesday, 5:37 pm
  • Pekovic participates in pick-and-roll drills
    Nikola Pekovic (right Achilles) was spotted going through some two-on-none pick-and-roll work with Ricky Rubio on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pekovic won't play on Wednesday, but this is the next step in his progression from the offseason Achilles surgery. However, with Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng on the roster, there's no reason to own Pek in any format. Wednesday, 9:30 am
  • Ty Lawson embracing bench role with Houston
    Ty Lawson said that coming off the bench in Houston can be a positive as it will give him more opportunity to have the ball in his hands, and play his game.

    Advice: "If I come off the bench, I can have the ball in my hands more and have more opportunity to get in the paint, play my game," said Lawson. "It's good for the team, good for me. Hopefully, this is a transition to getting back to myself, be more aggressive." Lawson hasn't benefited at all statistically with the demotion to the second-unit, averaging a meager 3.3 points and 2.3 assists on 20.0 percent shooting through 17.8 minutes per game. What's troubling is his value could head even further south when Patrick Beverley (ankle) returns to the floor, so he's by no means a must-own player at this juncture. Wednesday, 7:58 am
  • Ed Davis double-doubles off bench
    Ed Davis hit 5-of-8 shots in 35 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, finishing with 12 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

    Advice: He struggled on Sunday, but was back at it tonight. He's double-doubled in two of his last three games and is someone you should trust for as long as Meyers Leonard is out with his shoulder injury. Tuesday, 10:16 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu struggles in loss to Bulls
    Al-Farouq Aminu hit just 1-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, six rebounds and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: AFA had scored in double figures in four straight games and double-doubled in two of them, but couldn't put it in the basket tonight. He should bounce back on Saturday against the lowly Lakers. Tuesday, 10:06 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan scores season-high 18 points
    DeAndre Jordan scored a season-high 18 points in Tuesday's win over the Nuggets with 11 boards, three assists, four blocks and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The Nuggets sent him to the foul line 25 times tonight and Jordan was able to connect on 12 of them. He's going to have more nights like this in which he obliterates your free throw percentage, but the guy is an animal when it comes to boards, blocks and FG percentage. Jordan now gets to look forward to a matchup with Rudy Gobert and the Jazz on Wednesday. Tuesday, 9:06 pm
  • Jeff Teague starts, nearly double-doubles
    Jeff Teague started on Tuesday and had 16 points, nine assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-19 shooting in 26 minutes in a win over the Celtics.

    Advice: Teague's ankle injury appears to be behind him and he should continue to roll as one of the league's more reliable point guards. Tuesday, 8:15 pm
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) will start on Tuesday
    Jeff Teague (ankle) will start against the Celtics on Tuesday, sending Dennis Schroder back to the bench.

    Advice: Kyle Korver, Thabo Sefolosha, Paul Millsap and Al Horford will join Teague in the starting unit for tonight's contest. Teague should see his minutes increased tonight after making it through Saturday's game unscathed, so make sure you have him active. Schroder's value will take a hit as he returns to the bench. Tuesday, 3:27 pm
  • Omri Casspi gets 27 minutes off bench
    Omri Casspi played 27 minutes off the bench on Monday with six points, five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played a ton of stretch four tonight, which could continue if DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) needs to miss time, Casspi had his best run of the season while Boogie was out, so he's worth a speculative add in 14-team leagues. Boogie shouldn't be out for long, though. Monday, 8:30 pm
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) is probable for Tuesday
    Jeff Teague (ankle) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Teague returned to action on Saturday against the Cavs and scored 13 points with one rebound, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes, but he did mention after the game that he was dealing with some tightness in his ankle. He is still fully expected to play, so owners should simply verify his status prior to tip-off before plugging him into lineups. Monday, 6:15 pm
  • Casspi starts 2nd half, Cauley-Stein to bench
    Omri Casspi started the second half in place of Willie Cauley-Stein on Monday against the Hornets.

    Advice: Kings head coach George Karl keeps rookie WCS on a very short leash, so don't read too much into this. Casspi is a favorite of Karl's, but his value is held in check when Rudy Gay is active. Nov 23, 5:31 pm
  • Darrell Arthur scores 21 points w/ Faried out
    Darrell Arthur filled in at PF with Kenneth Faried (ankle) out on Sunday, notching a season-high 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting with eight rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Arthur has been struggling all year, shooting just over 30 percent from the field, but he found the range tonight and even knocked down a 3-pointer. It's a great sight for anyone who plugged him into DFS lineups, but most owners can ignore him since Faried might return as soon as Tuesday vs. the Clippers. Nov 22, 7:50 pm
  • Omer Asik's disappointing season continues
    Omer Asik's disappointing season continued with two points, four rebounds and one assist in 15 minutes vs. the Suns.

    Advice: He is a combined 1-of-6 from the field all season, has seven DNPs, and has played 20+ minutes just twice. Leave him on the wire. Nov 22, 6:01 pm
  • Darrell Arthur starts w/ Faried out Sunday
    Darrell Arthur will start Sunday's game with Kenneth Faried (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: Arthur has struggled all season, averaging 3.8 points on 30.8 percent shooting off the bench, and he's best left untouched with Faried day-to-day. Arthur will likely start alongside Nikola Jokic, who recently bumped J.J. Hickson to the Nuggets' bench. Nov 22, 4:28 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan posts 13-15-5 line in loss
    DeAndre Jordan was his typical self on Sunday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting (1-of-4 from the line) to go with 15 boards, five swats, one assist, one steal and one turnover through 39 minutes.

    Advice: This is pretty much par for the course for Jordan, who is a first-round stud when ignoring the free throw category. DeAndre had been in a mini-slump regarding his shot blocking over the previous five games, but he made up for that today with his five swats. Look for him to produce a similar stat line with a favorable matchup against the Nuggets on Tuesday. Nov 22, 4:20 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores season-low nine points
    Blake Griffin had one of the worst games of his career during Sunday's loss to the Raptors, scoring a season-low nine points to go with just six rebounds, four assists, two steals and six turnovers through 29 foul plagued minutes.

    Advice: Blake hasn't been held to single digits in the scoring department (while playing at least 25 minutes) since April 17 of 2013, so to say today's performance was unusual would be quite the understatement. The Clippers looked out of sorts through a majority of the game, and foul trouble was the main culprit to Griffin's less-than-satisfactory performance. Look for him to bounce-back in a big way on Tuesday with a favorable matchup against the Nuggets. Nov 22, 4:01 pm
  • Ty Lawson plays 17 minutes off the bench
    Ty Lawson failed to score in 17 minutes off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Knicks, adding two boards, two assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: Lawson's fantasy value is laughable at the moment and he now has averages of 4.8 points and 3.4 assists over his last five games. If you were still contemplating holding onto Lawson prior to Saturday's game, you probably just got your answer. With Patrick Beverley (ankle) hoping to return on Wednesday and the Rockets falling to 5-9 on the season, don't be surprised if Lawson falls completely out of the rotation. Nov 21, 8:47 pm
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) returns to action
    Jeff Teague returned on Saturday during a 109-97 loss to the Cavs on Saturday, scoring 13 points with one rebound, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He said he had some tightness in his ankle after the game, which is to be expected. Teague came off the bench and started the second half after missing three games. He did have some problems with his left ankle last season, but the Hawks are off until Nov. 24 and that should help. His owners will probably want to check back on Monday before setting their lineups. Nov 21, 7:11 pm
  • Jeff Teague starts the second half Saturday
    Jeff Teague started the second half of Saturday's game vs. the Cavs in place of Dennis Schroder.

    Advice: Schroder picked up three fouls in the first half and Teague was playing fantastic, so this isn't a surprise. Teague is going to be the starter going forward anyways, as the Hawks brought him off the bench tonight just to be cautious with him. Nov 21, 5:53 pm
  • Omri Casspi gets 32 minutes off bench
    Omri Casspi scored 11 points off the bench on Saturday against the Magic, adding 11 rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played a lot of power forward tonight in what turned out to be a lot of small ball in this game. Casspi will be getting plenty of minutes regardless of role for as long as Rudy Gay (shoulder) is out. Gay is only day-to-day, so give Casspi a look if you're looking for some short-term value in the 60-90 range. Nov 21, 5:04 pm
  • Omri Casspi isn't starting for Kings vs. ORL
    Coach George Karl said the Kings will start three guards next to Willie Cauley-Stein and DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Interesting. This could be the coach playing mind games, but if he's telling the truth that would mean Omri Casspi is coming off the bench. Ben McLemore and Rajon Rondo will almost certainly be two of the three guards while Marco Belinelli or Darren Collison will be the third guard -- probably Collison. Still, Casspi has some good value along with a hot B-Mac. Nov 21, 12:51 pm
  • Like a Boss: Ed Davis drops 17 and 15
    Ed Davis scored 17 points with 15 rebounds and one block in 31 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Terry Stotts went with his big lineup against Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, which is very unusual for the Blazers so far this season. Almost all of Davis' minutes are at backup center, so there's little reason to add him even after this huge game. Nov 21, 12:45 am
  • Blake Griffin scores 21 in loss
    Blake Griffin scored 21 points against the Blazers on Friday, adding seven rebounds, seven assists and three turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He tweaked his left knee and made it back on the court only about five minutes later in real time, so he's fine. Griffin continues to put up massive stats, averaging 26.2 points, 8.6 boards, 4.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks on the season. He's putting up first-round value. Nov 21, 12:36 am
  • Omer Asik plays 12 minutes in start
    Omer Asik didn't log any attempts from the field in a start on Friday, scoring one point at the line with seven rebounds in 12 minutes.

    Advice: There's no reason to play him more than this. Asik tends to make Anthony Davis worse and he's not the same defender he was three years ago either. Nov 20, 9:45 pm
  • Ty Lawson plays just 16 minutes off the bench
    Ty Lawson played a season-low 16 minutes during Friday's loss to Memphis, tallying just eight points on 2-of-6 shooting to go with four assists, one rebound, two steals, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: The defensive stats were nice, but the minutes and shooting percentage were far from encouraging. Since interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff has taken over, Lawson has headed to the bench and his minutes have taken a major hit. Lawson also isn't doing much to prove he belongs on the court, connecting a career-worst 31.8 percent of his shot attempts, and his outlook isn't great with the impending return of Patrick Beverley (ankle). While he shouldn't be this bad for an entire season, he hasn't given his owners many reasons to not send him to the waiver wire. Nov 20, 9:17 pm
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