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    • Pero Antic (ankle) out for game
      Pero Antic will not return to Friday's game against the Cavs due to a left ankle sprain.

      Advice: Even when the Hawks rest guys, Antic doesn't get minutes. Plus, he was actually rested on Saturday despite playing only 16.2 minutes per game with several DNPs. Leave him on the wire. He didn't score in seven minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:49 pm
      Injured
      W, 106-97 vs Cle
    • Marcus Morris starts the second half
      Marcus Morris started the second half against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: P.J. Tucker is still coming off the bench because he missed the bus today. Tucker has played very well, so he's probably not going to be punished beyond tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:41 pm
    • J.J. Barea will play, Devin Harris will not
      J.J. Barea (thumb) will play against the Warriors on Friday and Devin Harris (hand) will not.

      Advice: The Mavs really need Barea tonight or else they would have had to turn to Raymond Felton. Barea should get minutes in the 20s tonight and is worth a look as a deep-league stream play. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:09 pm
    • Terrence Jones (hip) returns to action on Fri
      Terrence Jones returned to action in the first half on Friday following his right hip strain.

      Advice: He was in the locker room for about five minutes and returned to the bench. Jones is probably going to be fine, but we'll keep an eye on him. Hopefully this injury didn't mess up his right leg nerve issue from earlier this season. Jones has been a top-10 player since the break. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:03 pm
    • P.J. Tucker checks in for the Suns
      P.J. Tucker checked in for the Suns on Friday with three minutes left in the first quarter.

      Advice: He missed the team bus today, which is the second time it's happened this season. The last time he missed the bus, he missed a game in Boston back in November. He should slot into Marcus Morris' rotational minutes and we'll let you know who starts the second half. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:29 pm
    • P.J. Tucker will come off the bench Friday
      P.J. Tucker will play Friday vs. the Nets, but he will come off the bench for missing the bus to shootaround.

      Advice: Tucker is making upwards of $5 million this season, so perhaps he should use some of that money to invest in a watch. He may be in coach Jeff Hornacek's doghouse, but he'll play tonight, so feel free to get him in your lineups. There's a chance he returns to the starting lineup when the Suns take on the Cavs on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:06 pm
    • P.J. Tucker misses team bus on Friday night
      P.J. Tucker missed the team bus on Friday for the Nets game.

      Advice: It's the second time he's missed the team bus this season and he could miss this entire game. Tucker has done a handful of questionable things with the team off the court and maybe he gets punished beyond tonight. We'll look for an update. Get Tucker out of your lineups because he might not play at all. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:48 pm
    • Marcus Morris starting, P.J. Tucker benched
      Marcus Morris will replace P.J. Tucker in the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. Brooklyn.

      Advice: Tucker is being benched because he missed the bus to shootaround, so it sounds like this could be a one-time thing. Morris' numbers as a starter or a reserve are nearly identical, so he's not going to see a major bump in value just because he's starting. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:46 pm
    • Dwyane Wade (hip) out for Friday night
      Dwyane Wade (hip) will not play against the Wizards on Friday.

      Advice: Wow. The Heat are in deep trouble with their depth. They will start Tyler Johnson and he could get some big minutes tonight. Goran Dragic is going to get his best chance to shine tonight and could have himself a big night. As for Wade, it's tough to tell how much time he's going to miss and he should be considered questionable for Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:47 pm
      Injured
      L, 99-97 @ Was
    • Jae Crowder will start Friday vs. New Orleans
      Jae Crowder will slide into the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans with Avery Bradley (elbow) sidelined, shifting Evan Turner over to the two-spot.

      Advice: Crowder will likely see a boost in value running with the starting unit, and he'll look to keep his momentum going after putting up 18 points during his last game. Head coach Brad Stevens said he elected to go with Crowder instead of Isaiah Thomas because he doesn't want to disturb Thomas' rhythm with the second unit. However, Thomas will likely come into the game early, and Boston will look to him as their go-to guy on offense, so he'll see a boost in value as well with Bradley out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:34 pm
    • Terrence Jones, Pat Beverley will play Friday
      Terrence Jones (back) and Patrick Beverley (foot) will play against the Pistons on Friday.

      Advice: The good news is that this isn't his lingering leg issue. Jones has been one of the most improved players after the break and he's put up top-10 fantasy value since the start of the second half. He has to be in all lineups tonight. His status also makes the Josh Smith revenge game less appealing. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:19 pm
    • Terrence Ross starting over James Johnson
      Terrence Ross will start over James Johnson on Friday night against the Wizards.

      Advice: Perhaps this move is made to help Kyle Lowry in his return, but who knows? Ross certainly hasn't earned the job on merit and has struggled for basically two months. He's not a fantasy option. James Johnson owners shouldn't panic and keep him owned for now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:17 pm
    • Mo Williams and Walker won't start together
      Updating a previous report, Hornets' head coach Steve Clifford said that while the plan is to play Mo Williams and Kemba Walker (knee) a lot together, the pair will not come out starting games.

      Advice: To be clear, Walker is not targeting a return until Wednesday, so Williams will remain with the starting unit for at least three more games. Gerald Henderson will then have the opportunity to remain a starter next to Walker when he does eventually return, so it appears that Lance Stephenson may be the odd man out of the rotation with both Williams and Henderson ahead of him in the pecking order. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:10 pm
    • Jimmy Butler has a range of motion
      Jimmy Butler (elbow) has a range of motion back in his arm and can do some running.

      Advice: His timetable has not changed and he's still expected to miss 3-6 weeks. There is some optimism that he could be on the front end of that prognosis, so hopefully the Bulls get him back in two weeks. For now, Mike Dunleavy and Tony Snell are getting his minutes, but Nikola Mirotic is benefitting with Jimmy's shots. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:41 pm
      Injured
      L, 98-84 @ Ind
    • Willie Green (Achilles) out Friday vs. SAC
      Willie Green (sore right Achilles' tendon) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: With Green, Evan Fournier (hip), and Luke Ridnour (hamstring) out for this one Ben Gordon will have the opportunity to jump into the rotation, although he can't be relied upon in most leagues. Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton are going to log some major minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:31 pm
      Injured
      W, 119-114 vs Sac
    • Luke Ridnour (hamstring) out again for Friday
      Luke Ridnour (hamstring) will not play against the Kings on Friday.

      Advice: The Magic will not have a true backup point guard behind Elfrid Payton again, so the rookie should be a lock for minutes around 35 tonight. Ridnour is not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:27 pm
      Injured
      W, 119-114 vs Sac
    • Evan Fournier, Luke Ridnour out for Friday
      Evan Fournier (hip) and Luke Ridnour (hamstring) will not play against the Kings on Friday.

      Advice: This will be Fournier's fourth game out of the lineup. With Willie Green also out tonight, the Magic will likely have to give more minutes to Aaron Gordon and maybe even Moe Harkless. Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo will also be around 40 minutes tonight. Fournier can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:24 pm
      Injured
      W, 119-114 vs Sac
    • Robert Covington (elbow) will play on Friday
      Robert Covington (elbow) will play Friday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Covington will come off the bench for this one, and he will have a difficult matchup against the Jazz, so that is something that should be considered for those playing daily leagues. There's no word on a minutes restriction, but owners of Covington looking to close the gap in the 3-point category can go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:22 pm
      Injured
      L, 89-83 vs Uta
    • Jared Dudley (knee) questionable for Sat
      Jared Dudley (knee) is questionable to play against the Wizards on Saturday.

      Advice: He has been dealing with a kneecap issue and just doesn't look right. Dudley has scored a combined 20 points in the Bucks' last seven games, missing one of those. He can be dropped in almost all leagues. If he's out, Ersan Ilyasova may get more minutes next to Khris Middleton. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:52 am
      Injured
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) out for Saturday night
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play against the Wizards on Saturday.

      Advice: This makes it a DNP for five of the last six games because of his hamstring issue. The Bucks tend not to be forthcoming for Mayo, so almost all of his fantasy owners should be looking to cut him and not deal with the headache. While he's out, Tyler Ennis will continue to stay in the rotation while Jerryd Bayless gets most of his minutes at shooting guard. Bayless is worth a look in 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:47 am
      Injured
    • Matt Barnes doubtful for Sunday
      Matt Barnes (hamstring) is doubtful to play against the Warriors on Sunday.

      Advice: He's been very good for the Clippers since Blake Griffin went down, but he's likely going to miss more time. His fantasy owners can probably consider cutting him, especially with Blake targeting Sunday. If Blake and Barnes aren't a go, expect to see more Hedo Turkoglu along with Austin Rivers and J.J. Redick. Jordan Hamilton would start, but he only played 18 minutes on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:45 am
      Injured
    • J.J. Barea (thumb) questionable for Friday
      J.J. Barea (left thumb sprain) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: With both Barea and Devin Harris (hand) questionable for Friday, Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis could be forced into heavy minutes, with Raymond Felton serving as the only backup at the point guard position. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but if both Barea and Harris are unavailable, Ellis would be worth a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:05 am
    • Nick Young (knee) out Friday vs. Memphis
      Nick Young (knee) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies, as expected.

      Advice: This will be Young's fifth consecutive game on the sidelines, but he is said to be targeting a return for Sunday's game vs. the Mavericks, so we'll be monitoring his status closely. With Young out, there will be more opportunities on offense for Jeremy Lin, Wayne Ellington, and Wes Johnson. Lin has been playing very well lately, but given the tough matchup tonight, those playing daily leagues may want to look elsewhere for production. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:51 am
      Injured
      L, 97-90 @ Mem
    • Walker a partial participant at shootaround
      Kemba Walker (knee) was a partial participant during shootaround, but he will remain sidelined for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: Walker was only able to go through some offensive drills, but he is said to be targeting a return for Wednesday's game vs. Sacramento. That means he will also likely be out for Sunday's game at Detroit, as well as Monday's game vs. Washington, but he is getting close. When Walker does return, he will join Mo Williams in the starting unit, and it'll be interesting to see how that dynamic plays out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:30 am
      Injured
      W, 103-94 vs Tor
    • Justin Hamilton goes through full practice
      Justin Hamilton was a full participant during Friday's practice, and it's likely that he'll be available for Saturday’s game vs. Portland.

      Advice: He'll be fighting for minutes with Nikola Pekovic, Gorgui Dieng, Kevin Garnett, and Adreian Payne, so he's very unlikely to earn enough minutes to be considered a viable option in most leagues. Even as a starter for the Heat earlier in the season, Hamilton's contributions to the stat sheet were negligible with averages of just 6.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:18 am
    • Kyle Korver working through shooting issues
      Kyle Korver stated during a recent interview that he's trying to work through his recent shooting slump.

      Advice: "I feel I’ve been this weird shooting – I wouldn’t say slump – but I’ve just been off for a month," said Korver. While Korver may not want to use the "slump" word, it's difficult to describe the numbers in any other way. Over the past month he has shot just 36.2 percent from the field, to go with averages of 9.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.2 assist, and 2.5 three-pointers per game. He did however shoot 50 percent from the field during his last outing, so hopefully that's a sign of things to come. We're not worried about Korver. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:45 am
    • James Jones earning time in Cavs' rotation
      James Jones has emerged as a role player in Cleveland's rotation, and over the past four games he has put in averages 9.8 points and 2.8 three-pointers through 22 minutes of action.

      Advice: Jones has seen his role increased with Shawn Marion (hip) sitting on the sidelines, but he really doesn't do much aside from drain 3-pointers. It also should be noted that his value could take a hit once Marion does return to the lineup, so while Jones is worth a look as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues, know that his time as a rotation player in Cleveland could be short-lived. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:55 am
    • Robert Covington (elbow) questionable Friday
      Robert Covington (elbow) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Covington has been forced to spend the past two games on the sidelines after suffering a right elbow bruise during Sunday's game against Indiana. If he is again forced to sit JaKarr Sampson will start, but with averages of just 6.8 points and 1.1 steals per game with the starting unit, he's not a viable option in most leagues. Jason Richardson and Isaiah Canaan will likely do the heavy lifting on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:13 am
      Injured
      L, 89-83 vs Uta
    • Fournier, Ridnour questionable Friday vs. SAC
      Magic head coach James Borrego said he was unsure if Evan Fournier (hip) and Luke Ridnour (hamstring) will be available for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: If Fournier is unable to go it will be his fourth straight game on the sidelines, and with Luke Ridnour (hamstring) also looking doubtful, Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris will again be asked to log heavy minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:04 am
      Injured
      W, 119-114 vs Sac
    • Monta Ellis not making excuses for slump
      Monta Ellis denied that his hip injury has been a factor in his recent shooting slump.

      Advice: "My hip is not a factor," Ellis said while walking briskly to the team bus after the Mavs' 94-75 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. While Ellis may not want to admit it, his numbers have dipped since suffering his hip injury back in early February, averaging just 15.6 points, 3.6 assists, and 0.5 three-pointers per game on 38.2 percent shooting since the break. Fantasy owners will just have to hope he gets things back on track soon. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:37 am
    • Mo Williams to remain a starter in Charlotte
      Head coach Steve Clifford said that Mo Williams will remain with the starting unit upon Kemba Walker's (knee) return.

      Advice: "We’re going to play them together," Clifford said. "We need to get [Walker] back as soon as we can, and then we’ll make an adjustment on the fly to play those guys together." With Williams set to remain with the starting unit, Gerald Henderson will likely head to the bench where he'll embrace a sixth man role with the team. Lance Stephenson is currently behind Henderson in the rotation, so he could find difficulty leaving the bench when Walker does return. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:16 am
    • Kemba Walker (knee) targeting Wednesday
      Kemba Walker (knee) is hopeful he'll be able to return for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: When Walker does return, head coach Steve Clifford said that he will pair him and Mo Williams in the back court, a move that would likely send Gerald Henderson back to the bench. Walker let it be known that he's excited to work alongside Williams in the starting unit. "He makes so many plays," Walker said of Williams. "He’s so smart; he knows when to shoot and when to pass. You can see it in his numbers; he’s had some huge assist games." Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:10 am
      Injured
      W, 103-94 vs Tor
    • Damian Lillard scores 14 points in win
      Damian Lillard turned it around late against the Mavs on Thursday during a 94-75 win, finishing with 14 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

      Advice: He did turn the ball over five times and his scoring still wasn't quite right after going 1-of-13 from the field on Wednesday. Lillard has gone on slumps before, but now the Blazers are going to need him even more with Wesley Matthews (Achilles) going down. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:24 pm
    • Arron Afflalo plays 29 minutes in a victory
      Arron Afflalo didn't play well against the Mavs on Thursday, making 2-of-9 from the field for six points with three rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes.

      Advice: Unfortunately for the Blazers, Wesley Matthews (Achilles) is out for the season. That means Afflalo is likely looking at minutes in the 30s and he should resume Matthews' role as a floor-spacing trey man. The Blazers are second in the NBA an 3-point attempts on the season and Afflalo is a career 39 percent shooter from deep, so it makes sense for him to play big minutes. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:06 pm
    • Report: MN claims Justin Hamilton off waivers
      The Timberwolves have reportedly claimed F/C Justin Hamilton off waivers.

      Advice: Hamilton will add some depth to the Timberwolves' frontcourt, but with averages of just 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds per game, it's safe to leave him on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:14 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) questionable for Friday
      Nick Young (knee) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Memphis.

      Advice: Young has said that he's targeting a return for Sunday's matchup against the Mavericks, so we'll be considering him on the doubtful side of the questionable tag for Friday's game. When he is able to return to the lineup, Jeremy Lin's value could take a hit. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:09 pm
      Injured
      L, 97-90 @ Mem
    • Terrence Jones questionable for Friday
      Terrence Jones (lower back pain) is questionable for Friday's game against the Pistons.

      Advice: Jones has been on fire as of late, so his owners will have to watch his status closely leading up to Friday's game. If he's unable to suit up, Josh Smith and Donatas Motiejunas would be in line for big minutes against the Pistons. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:41 am
    • Lillard struggles, grabs career-high 18 rebs
      Damian Lillard hit just 1-of-13 shots and was 0-for-7 from downtown for five points, but added a career-high 18 rebounds to go along with four assists in Wednesday's overtime win against the Clippers.

      Advice: Lillard also had five turnovers, but the rebounds helped make up for an off night. He averaged 30 points over his last two games, so there's really no reason to panic about this one. The Blazers currently hold the No. 3 seed in the West, while the Clippers hold the No. 5 seed after tonight's loss. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:52 pm
    • Jared Dudley starts, posts 'dud' in loss
      Jared Dudley started at shooting guard on Wednesday, but hit just 1-of-5 shots for two points, four rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He was relevant a month ago, but should no longer be owned in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:10 pm
      Injured
    • Dwyane Wade scores 25 points in win
      Dwyane Wade had 25 points, five rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block on 7-of-17 shooting against the Lakers on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Lakers are a sieve these days and any starter, regardless of position, looks like a good bet against them. Wade hasn't exactly been killing it, but he's playing and putting up solid numbers. He also hasn't missed a game since Feb. 11, and is averaging 18.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 2.4 steals over his last five games, despite shooting just 38 percent from the floor. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:32 pm
      Injured
      L, 99-97 @ Was
    • Mo Williams stays hot in easy win over Nets
      Mo Williams had 14 points, 14 assists and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: Mo-Will is averaging 21.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 9.4 assists and 3.0 3-pointers over his last five games, and has double-doubled in three straight. Kemba Walker may be coming back in a week, but the Hornets are getting great mileage out of Williams and now sit in the No. 8 spot as a potential playoff qualifier. It remains to be seen just how the Hornets use Walker when he's available, as things are going well with Williams running the point after winning three straight games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:32 pm
    • Terrence Jones goes off again, scores 21 pts
      Terrence Jones looked great in a tough matchup against the Grizzlies on Wednesday with 21 points, nine rebounds, two steals, one steal and two blocks on 10-of-14 from the field in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He is on fire. In his last five games, Jones averaged 19.6 points, 8.8 boards, 1.0 assists, 2.2 blocks and 1.0 turnovers on 64.1 percent from the field. He was a very efficient scorer as a backup center last year, but he's clearly surpassing all expectations. The Rockets are in no rush to bring Dwight Howard back and Jones should be a stud for the foreseeable future. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:07 pm
    • Jae Crowder scores 18 off Celtics bench
      Jae Crowder hit 8-of-17 shots and a 3-pointer for 18 points, four rebounds, two assists and a block in Wednesday's win over the Jazz.

      Advice: Crowder had just four points and two boards in his previous game, but is still averaging 12.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.8 3-pointers on 40 percent shooting over his last five games. He played 33 minutes on Wednesday, altering getting 14 minutes on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:57 pm
    • P.J. Tucker stays hot for Suns with 19 points
      P.J. Tucker kept it going on Wednesday with 19 points, five rebounds, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer on 7-of-10 shooting.

      Advice: Tucker is hot, averaging 13.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 0.6 3-pointers while shooting 49 percent over his last five games. Yes, he's worth picking up if you have a hole to fill. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:37 pm
    • Jared Dudley will start, Ilyasova off bench
      Jared Dudley will start against the Warriors on Wednesday with Ersan Ilyasova coming off the bench.

      Advice: Coach Jason Kidd said he likes Dudley's communication skills and he thinks the team needs that during this adjustment period. This isn't the first time Ilyasova gets bumped to the bench and it'll be interesting to see how he responds. Dudley can be left on the wire for now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:38 pm
      Injured
    • O.J. Mayo out again on Wednesday night
      O.J. Mayo will not play against the Warriors on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury.

      Advice: He has been dealing with his on and off for a week, and the Bucks have been pretty quiet on the subject. This sounds eerily similar to last year and Mayo could miss more time. Jerryd Bayless and Tyler Ennis will get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:35 pm
      Injured
    • Matt Barnes (hamstring) won't play Wednesday
      Matt Barnes (hamstring) will not play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He will miss his second game in a row and it's unknown how much time he'll miss. With Barnes and Jamal Crawford (calf) down, there should be plenty of minutes for Jordan Hamilton. J.J. Redick will also get some more minutes at small forward. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:59 pm
      Injured
    • Robert Covington out, JaKarr Sampson starting
      Robert Covington (elbow) will not play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

      Advice: The team said he was hopeful to play today, but this isn't that surprising considering how often the 76ers sit guys down at less than 100 percent. Hopefully Covington will play over the weekend. He should be owned in all leagues. JaKarr Sampson will start, but can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:38 pm
      Injured
      L, 89-83 vs Uta
    • Kemba Walker (knee) could return in one week
      Hornets coach Kemba Walker (knee) could return to action in one week, according to coach Steve Clifford.

      Advice: Walker was originally aiming to return by Mar. 16 and this would put him ahead of schedule, conceivably playing vs. Sacramento on Mar. 11. He needs to be picked up wherever he's available, as he should immediately displace the red-hot Mo Williams in Charlotte's starting lineup. Walker has been cleared for basketball activities without restrictions and we'll pass along updates as he gets back to practicing this week. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:23 pm
      Injured
      W, 103-94 vs Tor
    • Evan Fournier, Luke Ridnour out Wednesday
      Evan Fournier (hip) and Luke Ridnour (hamstring) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: Fournier will miss his third game in a row and he is dealing with a day-to-day issue. Aaron Gordon is back and he should get some minutes for the Magic. Fournier is not worth owning in most leagues while Gordon is not worth owning either. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:19 pm
      Injured
      W, 119-114 vs Sac
    • Luke Ridnour (hamstring) out Wed. vs. Suns
      Luke Ridnour (hamstring) will not play vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: His absence shifts a few more minutes to Elfrid Payton, Willie Green and Ben Gordon, though there are no big winners here since Ridnour is playing just 10.6 minutes over his past five games. He's also shooting 28.6 percent from the field during that span and his absence shouldn't hurt any fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:19 pm
      Injured
      W, 119-114 vs Sac
    • Kemba Walker (knee) cleared for activity
      Kemba Walker (knee) has been cleared for basketball activities without restrictions.

      Advice: He was re-evaluated today and it must have went very well. Walker was hoping to return on Mar. 16 and that target date seems well within his grasp. He didn't have a severe surgery and Walker was playing through it before, so he should be able to get it going once he's able to play. Mo Williams has been fantastic, but his playing time will be cut. Walker should be stashed in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:28 pm
      Injured
      W, 103-94 vs Tor
    • Robert Covington (elbow) doubtful vs. Thunder
      Robert Covington (elbow) is doubtful to play vs. the Thunder on Wednesday according to head coach Brett Brown.

      Advice: Covington suffered the injury vs. the Pacers on Sunday and was held out of Monday's game vs. the Raptors, but it's disappointing to see him listed as doubtful despite dealing with a simple elbow contusion. JaKarr Sampson will draw the start if Covington can't go, but Hollis Thompson and Jerami Grant are slightly more appealing for owners in deeper leagues. We will continue to pass along any further updates on Covington's status. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:45 am
      Injured
      L, 89-83 vs Uta
    • Luke Ridnour (hamstring) questionable Wed.
      Luke Ridnour (hamstring) is questionable to play against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: Ridnour is averaging just 13.7 minutes per game in a backup role behind rookie Elfrid Payton, so his absence wouldn't have many fantasy implications. It's safe to leave Ridnour on the wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:09 am
      Injured
      W, 119-114 vs Sac
    • Evan Fournier (hip) questionable Wednesday
      Evan Fournier (hip) was limited at practice on Tuesday, and he remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Fournier has missed the last two games and recently said that his hip is still giving him problems, so he is probably closer to doubtful for Wednesday. Fournier has averages of 11.9 points and 1.4 3-pointers this season, so his value is currently limited to deeper leagues at the moment. If Fournier remains sidelined, veteran Willie Green will continue to see an uptick in minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:08 am
      Injured
      W, 119-114 vs Sac
    • Monta Ellis expected to opt out this summer
      Monta Ellis will reportedly opt out of his contract this summer in order to pursue a multi-year deal in free agency.

      Advice: He is boasting averages of 19.4 points, 4.4 assists, 2.4 boards, 1.9 steals and 1.2 3-pointers per game this season and is one of the most durable players in the league, so Ellis will surely generate a ton of interest around the NBA this summer. The Mavericks will surely do everything they can to keep Ellis in Dallas, as he has arguably surpassed Dirk Nowitzki as the team's best player this season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:53 am
    • Jimmy Butler (elbow) given 3-6 week timetable
      The Bulls have given Jimmy Butler (elbow) a 3-6 week timetable for his return, but he's hopeful that he can play before the end of the regular season.

      Advice: Initial reports suggested a 3-4 week timetable so this is somewhat discouraging, though Butler said on Tuesday that the pain in his elbow is already subsiding. "I'm doing all right," he said. "I'm just trying my best to hurry back, being careful, of course ... My ligament just has to heal, and I've got to be able to move my left arm like I move my right before I can get out there and do anything." With no firm return date and the fantasy playoffs looming, Butler is only worth stashing if you're confident your team can succeed without his production until at least late March. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:26 pm
      Injured
      L, 98-84 @ Ind
    • Jared Dudley (knee) struggles in return Tues
      Jared Dudley (knee) finished Tuesday's loss in Denver with two points, five boards and one assist in 20 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: He shot just 1-of-6 from the field and may not be 100 percent healthy. Standard-league owners can leave him on the waiver wire as long as he's playing 20-25 minutes behind Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Ersan Ilyasova. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:00 pm
      Injured
    • Pero Antic (knee) plays 13 minutes vs Houston
      Pero Antic (knee) logged 13 minutes off the Hawks' bench on Tuesday, finishing with three points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds and two assists.

      Advice: This is representative of Antic's season-long production and he's nowhere near standard-league value while Al Horford is healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:56 pm
      Injured
      W, 106-97 vs Cle
    • Terrence Jones scores 18 pts w/ three blocks
      Terrence Jones was a force to be reckoned with on Tuesday, racking up 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 37 minutes vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: The Rockets' five-game winning streak was snapped by the Hawks, who now have their own five-game streak going. T-Jones has been steadily improving since returning from his serious leg injury and he's once again a must-own fantasy option. The lone caveat is his free throw shooting -- he's 65.3 percent at the charity stripe this season and missed four of his six attempts tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:44 pm
    • Jae Crowder cools off in loss to Cleveland
      Jae Crowder, who had a career-high 17 rebounds on Sunday, finished Tuesday's road loss with four points (1-of-5 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs), two rebounds and two assists off the bench.

      Advice: Crowder deserves a pass for this dud. The Celtics were destroyed by the Cavs and he'd been great over his previous five games, averaging 15.0 points, 2.6 triples, 8.6 boards, 2.0 assists and 0.8 steals in under 29 minutes. His bench role gives him minimal room for error, but he should fare better during Wednesday's home game vs. Utah. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:32 pm
    • James Jones scores double-digit points
      James Jones scored double-digit points for the third time this season on Tuesday, making 3-of-6 shots with a pair of 3-pointers to finish with 10 points.

      Advice: Jones added six boards, two assists and one steal in 21 minutes, taking advantage of extra opportunities with the game firmly in Cleveland's control by halftime. He has overtaken Mike Miller (12 minutes) in coach David Blatt's rotation, but Jones remains nothing more than a deep-league 3-point specialist. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:25 pm
    • Evan Fournier still dealing with a hip issue
      Evan Fournier is hoping that his sore right hip will continue to get better, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: "You don't want to mess too much with a muscle," Fournier said. "It's very important to take care of your body and make sure you feel good, because it can get worse." Fournier has been sidelined for the past two games, and the Magic have no reason to rush him back before he is 100 percent. If Fournier remains on the shelf for Wednesday's game, veteran Willie Green will continue to be the primary beneficiary off the bench. That being said, owners in standard leagues can ignore both Fournier and Green for now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:22 pm
      Injured
      W, 119-114 vs Sac
    • Pero Antic (knee) active for Tuesday's game
      Pero Antic (knee) is not listed on the team's injury report and he is active for Tuesday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: The team's game notes aren't exactly the most reliable thing to count on, but we consider it a good sign if the Hawks didn't feel the need to update his status prior to the game. Antic returned to full practice on Monday, and he should resume his limited role off the bench against the Rockets. To be clear, Antic isn't a reliable option in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:36 pm
      Injured
      W, 106-97 vs Cle
    • Pelicans waive Justin Hamilton
      The Pelicans officially waived Justin Hamilton on Tuesday.

      Advice: Hamilton is averaging 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds on the season, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:18 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) targeting return on Sunday
      Nick Young (knee) will remain sidelined for Tuesday's game vs. the Hornets and he's targeting a return on Sunday.

      Advice: This will be Young's fourth consecutive game on the sidelines, and a Sunday return would cause him to miss two more games on Wednesday and Friday. While he's out there will be more opportunities on offense for Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin, and Wes Johnson. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:36 pm
      Injured
      L, 97-90 @ Mem
    • Report: Pelicans to waive Justin Hamilton
      The Pelicans are expected to waive F/C Justin Hamilton, according to sources.

      Advice: Hamilton hasn't played a single game for the Pelicans since coming to New Orleans at the trade deadline, and he's never going to be a difference maker for an NBA team, so the move makes sense. While he may be able to hook on with another NBA team, he's not going to have any fantasy value wherever he lands. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:07 pm
    • Nick Young questionable for Tuesday
      Nick Young (knee) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Hornets.

      Advice: Young didn't participate in Tuesday's shootaround and Lakers' head coach Byron Scott said he'll see how Swaggy P feels later in the day before making a final decision. While Young doesn't belong on any standard league fantasy rosters, his eventual return will cut into the fantasy value of Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin, and Wes Johnson. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:08 am
      Injured
      L, 97-90 @ Mem
    • Dwyane Wade scores 16 points vs. Suns
      Dwyane Wade scored 16 points with four rebounds, nine assists, four steals and four turnovers against the Suns on Monday.

      Advice: He was overshadowed by fellow guards Tyler Johnson and Goran Dragic tonight, which is strange to type. Wade's numbers were not great coming in after the break, averaging 16.7 points, 3.5 boards, 4.5 dimes and 1.2 treys on 38.8 percent from the field. He is still learning how to play with Goran Dragic, has an elite usage rate, and has been one of the most efficient guards in the past two seasons, so there's nothing to worry about with his production when he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:45 pm
      Injured
      L, 99-97 @ Was
    • P.J. Tucker goes off for 20 points, 14 boards
      P.J. Tucker scored 20 points with 14 boards, three assists and one 3-pointer against the Heat on Monday.

      Advice: He crashed the boards all night and played a team-high 41 minutes tonight. Following the game, coach Jeff Hornacek said after the game that his team is "soft" and the Suns "look like a high school team." Tucker is not soft at all and those quotes suggest he is a lock for minutes in the upper 30s. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:18 pm
    • Terrence Ross finally plays well
      Terrence Ross had his best game in a while against the 76ers on Monday with 12 points, one rebound, two assists and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He's been a ghost for about three months, but at least he finally showed he can play a bit. Ross is really going to need to step up with Kyle Lowry out, but we still don't have high hopes considering the regression this season. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:01 pm
    • Matt Barnes (hamstring) likely out on Monday
      Matt Barnes (hamstring) did not play on Monday against the Wolves.

      Advice: The Clippers are going to have to get creative here with Barnes out. We can expect to see a lot of small-ball lineups with J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford on the wings. Plus, we will also see more of Austin Rivers while Jordan Hamilton could get some action. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:33 pm
      Injured
    • Robert Covington, Jason Richardson out Monday
      Robert Covington (elbow) and Jason Richardson (rest) will not play Monday against the Raptors.

      Advice: The 76ers are going to start Isaiah Canaan, JaKarr Sampson, Luc Mbah a Moute, Nerlens Noel and Henry Sims in a bigger lineup. As for Covington, he has a shot to play Wednesday and his elbow injury doesn't sound severe. That said, his owners will probably want to bench him given how he hasn't played well. To be clear, he should be owned in all leagues. Jerami Grant and Hollis Thompson benefit more than Sampson does for most fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:27 pm
      Injured
      L, 89-83 vs Uta
    • Nick Young is questionable for Tuesday
      Nick Young (knee) is questionable to play against the Hornets on Tuesday.

      Advice: He's been out for three games with swelling in his left knee, which was a problem for him earlier this season. Young has also been in the news for his off-the-court comments regarding his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. Young can be left on the wire in most leagues while his possible return may hurt Wes Johhson, Jeremy Lin and Wayne Ellington the most. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:06 pm
      Injured
      L, 97-90 @ Mem
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) out again for Tuesday
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play against the Nuggets on Tuesday.

      Advice: The red flag went up when he was "rested" last week when it wasn't because of a back-to-back. Hopefully, there is nothing wrong with his conditioning like last year, but given the strange nature of the way this is shaking out and last season, Mayo looks like a drop candidate in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:31 am
      Injured
    • Jared Dudley ready to roll for Tuesday night
      Jared Dudley (knee) will play against the Nuggets on Tuesday.

      Advice: He missed Saturday due to some soreness in his knee cap and looks to be in the clear. Interestingly, every fantasy owner's favorite headache, Ersan Ilyasova, stepped up while Dudley was down, so that is the major fantasy implication here. While Dudley isn't worth owning, it'll be interesting to see what happens with Ghostface Ilya. Dudley isn't worth owning in most leagues while Ilyasova is worth a look -- add at your own risk of course. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:25 am
      Injured
    • Jimmy Butler (elbow) out approx. 3-4 weeks
      Jimmy Butler (elbow) is expected to miss three-to-four weeks with a sprain, but he will not need surgery, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

      Advice: The Bulls are officially calling it a Grade 2/3 ligament (ulnar) strain and a small bone impaction injury to the left elbow. Per beat writer KC Johnson, Butler will be evaluated on a weekly basis, and it's possible he'll return in under three weeks, but we're definitely looking at an extended absence for Jimmy Buckets. If he misses three weeks, there would be 11 regular-season games left. Without Butler, Tony Snell should move into the starting lineup and is a must-add in every format where he's available. Without Butler and Derrick Rose (knee), the Bulls are going to be slogging through the offensive end in the near future. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:38 am
      Injured
      L, 98-84 @ Ind
    • Pero Antic (knee) back at practice on Monday
      Pero Antic (knee) returned to practice on Monday.

      Advice: It doesn't sound like he's in danger of missing any additional time going forward, but we're going to keep him sidelined since he was dealing with an actual injury. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:08 am
      Injured
      W, 106-97 vs Cle
    • Marcus Morris gets technical rescinded
      The NBA rescinded a technical on Marcus Morris from Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: That leaves Morris now with seven technical fouls this season instead of eight, but it won't impact his fantasy value either way. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:42 am
    • Lillard: Things 'starting to turn around' now
      Damian Lillard said "things are starting to turn around" when asked if February was the worst shooting slump of his career.

      Advice: Lillard averaged 20.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.7 triples over nine February games, so it's not like he was completely useless. However, his 26.3 percent mark from deep was not typical, and that marked the second straight month he was under 30 percent from downtown. Lillard has started March at 60 percent from behind the 3-point line, but it's worth noting he's shooting a career-low 34.4 percent from distance while averaging a career-high 7.2 attempts per game. We know he won't stop shooting them. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:56 am
    • Jae Crowder grabs career-high 17 rebounds
      Jae Crowder reeled in a career-high 17 rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench on Sunday, adding nine points, one 3-pointer, two assists and one block.

      Advice: His previous season-high was seven boards and this was obviously a fluke, but his season-high 17 shot attempts are the culmination of a trend -- he's taken double-digit shots in six straight games. Crowder is a sneaky late-round value in 9-cat leagues where his 0.6 turnovers give him a sizeable boost. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:47 pm
    • Arron Afflalo scores three points vs. Kings
      Arron Afflalo scored just three points in 27 minutes vs. the Kings on Sunday, adding two boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He is averaging just 7.8 points, 1.8 boards, 1.0 assist and 1.2 3-pointers off the bench with his new team, and it's obvious that he vanished form the standard league radar as soon as he was traded from the Nuggets. Outside of deeper leagues, it's safe to cut Afflalo. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:01 pm
    • Mo Williams scores 23 points w/ 11 assists
      Mo Williams scored 23 points and dished out 11 assists to help Charlotte defeat the Magic on Sunday.

      Advice: Mo Will sank 9-of-16 shots including a 4-of-7 mark beyond the arc, and he added two rebounds with only two turnovers in 38 minutes. Kemba Walker is targeting a return in mid-March but that's not guaranteed, and Williams could still carve out value while leading the second unit. Congratulations if you happened to own him when he was dealt to the Hornets. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:54 pm
    • Damian Lillard drops 31 points in win on Sun.
      Damian Lillard scored a game-high 31 points in a win over the Kings on Sunday, adding seven assists, four boards, one block and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

      Advice: This was actually Lillard's highest scoring game since he dropped 34 points against the Lakers on Jan. 11, and he has now attempted 20 or more shots in each of his last two games. As one of the league's most durable and consistent guards, he should be a top-10 fantasy asset for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:48 pm
    • Robert Covington (elbow) will not return Sun.
      Robert Covington suffered a right elbow contusion during Sunday's game vs. the Pacers and he will not return.

      Advice: Luckily, the injury doesn't sound serious and we will consider Covington questionable to play against the Raptors on Monday. If Covington is forced to miss any additional time, more minutes will be available for players such as Hollis Thompson and Jerami Grant. Covington finished Sunday's game with 12 points, three boards and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:53 pm
      Injured
      L, 89-83 vs Uta
    • Matt Barnes (hamstring) questionable Monday
      Matt Barnes (hamstring) is officially being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

      Advice: We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but it wouldn't make much sense for the Clippers to force Barnes to play in a game that they could probably win without him. If he does sit, Jamal Crawford will likely slide into the starting lineup, and he would see a small uptick in value. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:41 pm
      Injured
    • Terrence Jones scores 19 pts w/ one 3-pointer
      Terrence Jones had another solid outing on Sunday, scoring 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting (6-of-9 from the line), with seven rebounds and one 3-pointer through 44 minutes of action.

      Advice: This is the first game since the All-Star break that Jones did not record a block, which tells you just how good he's been. He's averaging 15.0 points, 10.6 rebounds, and a whopping 3.0 blocks per game since the break, and he shows no signs of slowing down. It'll be interesting to see how/if his minutes are affected in the rotation upon Dwight Howard's return, but for now, owners can simply enjoy the ride. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:16 pm
    • Evan Fournier (hip) out Sunday vs. Charlotte
      Evan Fournier (hip) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: With both Fournier and Aaron Gordon (ankle) sidelined, Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris could be forced into heavy minutes for Orlando. Harris has the most favorable matchup, and he's someone to consider for those playing daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:40 pm
      Injured
      W, 119-114 vs Sac
    • Matt Barnes blocks four shots in win over CHI
      Matt Barnes was able to play through his hamstring injury on Sunday, putting up six points on 2-of-9 shooting, with one 3-pointer, four rebounds, one assist, four blocks and two turnovers through 34 minutes of action.

      Advice: Barnes was able to play through the injury, but he was spotted limping off the court after the game and head coach Doc Rivers said that unless something drastically changes between now and tomorrow, he will be withheld from Monday's game vs. the Timberwolves. If Barnes is indeed unable to go on Monday, Jamal Crawford would likely slide into the starting lineup, and he'd see a small boost in value. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:25 pm
      Injured
    • Jimmy Butler (elbow) scheduled for MRI Monday
      Jimmy Butler (left elbow) will have MRI on hyperextended left elbow on Monday.

      Advice: We'll continue to track Butler's status closely, and we're considering him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards. Tony Snell will likely draw the start if Butler is unavailable on Tuesday, and he's worth a speculative add in deep leagues with averages of 13.6 points and 2.7 three-pointers through the month of February. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:55 pm
      Injured
      L, 98-84 @ Ind
    • Update: Jimmy Butler (elbow) will not return
      Jimmy Butler (left elbow sprain) will not return for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: Butler will finish Sunday's game with 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting from the field, with two 3-pointers, two assists, two rebounds, and one turnover. The Bulls play again on Tuesday vs. Washington, and we'll be considering him questionable for that one. Tony Snell stepped up when Butler went down, scoring 10 points in the third quarter, and he'll be worth a look in deep leagues if Butler is forced to sit out on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:55 am
      Injured
      L, 98-84 @ Ind
    • Jimmy Butler (elbow) questionable to return
      Updating a previous report, Jimmy Butler has been diagnosed with a left elbow sprain and his return is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but the fact he's dealing with a sprain and not something more serious can be seen as a positive. Tony Snell will be the primary beneficiary if Butler is forced to miss any time. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:45 am
      Injured
      L, 98-84 @ Ind
    • Jimmy Butler leaves game with left arm injury
      Jimmy Butler was forced to leave Sunday's game vs. the Clippers with an apparent left arm injury, and his return is questionable.

      Advice: Butler injured himself running into a hard screen set by DeAndre Jordan, and was forced to immediately exit the game while clutching his left arm. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but Tony Snell will be in line for a healthy heaping of minutes if Butler is forced to miss any time. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:27 am
      Injured
      L, 98-84 @ Ind
    • Matt Barnes (hamstring) available to return
      Matt Barnes left Sunday's game against the Bulls with a hamstring injury but he is available to return.

      Advice: He was seen gripping his right hamstring after he had to quickly stop himself from going into the crowd, but it appears that he dodged a bullet. We will continue to monitor him closely and we will let you know how he holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:39 am
      Injured
    • Kemba Walker (knee) to be reevaluated on Wed.
      Kemba Walker (knee) is expected to be reevaluated on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was expected to be out for a minimum of six weeks after undergoing surgery on his torn lateral meniscus in his left knee on Jan. 28, and while it will take him some time to regain his conditioning, he can now be stashed in most leagues with the Hornets pursuing a playoff berth. Walker got up some shots before Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls for the first time since his surgery, and he is still said to be targeting a return to the lineup on March 16. Mo Williams has been filling in admirably at PG for Charlotte, and though his value will take a hit when Walker returns, he is still worth holding onto to see how things play out. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:59 am
      Injured
      W, 103-94 vs Tor
    • Pero Antic is dealing with a sore knee
      Pero Antic was rested during Saturday's game vs. the Heat because he suffered a knee injury in a collision during Friday's game vs. the Magic.

      Advice: He has a very limited role off the bench and is averaging just 5.5 points and 3.0 boards in 16.3 minutes per game this season, so this news doesn't have a lot of fantasy implications. The Hawks are off until Tuesday against the Rockets, so we should be able to provide another update soon. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:20 am
      Injured
      W, 106-97 vs Cle
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) scores eight in return
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) returned from a two-game absence on Saturday against the Jazz, scoring eight points in 27 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: He also added six boards, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers, and he could see a small bump in playing time moving forward if Jared Dudley (knee) needs to miss any additional action. Mayo was averaging 11.9 points, 2.8 assists, 2.6 boards and 1.4 3-pointers on the season prior to tonight's game, so he is worth holding onto in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:55 pm
      Injured
    • Barea starting alongside Rondo and Ellis
      J.J. Barea is starting alongside Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis, Richard Jefferson and Dirk Nowitzki for Saturdy's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: The Mavericks are going small in order to match up better with the Nets, as they are currently starting Joe Johnson at power forward. It's going to be interesting to see how the Mavericks play with three ball-dominant guards on the court at the same time, but it's not likely to happen too often. Barea is capable of contributing a decent amount of points, assists and 3-pointers, but his value is still limited to deeper leagues for now. Bernard James started in place of Tyson Chandler (hip) on Wednesday against the Hawks and scored seven points with 11 rebounds and two blocks, but he will return to a bench role for tonight's contest. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:26 pm
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play on Saturday
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play on Saturday against the Jazz.

      Advice: The Bucks are going to need his offense off the bench with Jared Dudley sidelined with a knee injury, so owners in need of scoring and 3-pointers should give him a look. Mayo has missed the last two games due to injury, so we will let you know how his hamstring holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:46 pm
      Injured
    • Jared Dudley (knee) out for Saturday
      Jared Dudley (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

      Advice: X-rays were negative on his kneecap and he appears to be day-to-day. However, it's tough to gauge how much time he is going to miss because Dudley did have an issue with his kneecap last year. He can be dropped in most leagues. Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless likely get most of Dudley's minutes. Ilyasova is worth a look in standard leagues and we'll let you know how he does tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:45 pm
      Injured
    • Antic not going to play on Saturday
      Pero Antic will not play against the Heat on Saturday.

      Advice: It's a little surprising to see the Hawks rest a guy who is only playing 16.3 minutes per game, but Antic is 32. He can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:16 pm
      Injured
      W, 106-97 vs Cle
    • Nick Young (knee) out again on Sunday
      Nick Young (knee) will not play against the Thunder on Sunday.

      Advice: He is still dealing with swelling in his knee and the fact that the Lakers ruled him out a day before the game suggests he could miss Tuesday against the Hornets. Wayne Ellngton had a great second half on Friday while Jeremy Lin is finally starting to put some good games together, averaging 16.3 points, 2.0 boards, 4.3 assists and 0.8 treys in his last four. Young can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:36 pm
      Injured
      L, 97-90 @ Mem
    • Terrence Jones scores season-high 26 points
      Terrence Jones scored a season-high 26 points on 11-of-16 shooting (no threes) with 12 rebounds and one block in the Rockets' 102-98 win over the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: Jones hit all four of his free throws and he's been a stud since the All Star break with top 25-35 value in his last four contests. Trevor Ariza also had a great night with 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting (including five threes), five boards and two steals in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:22 am
    • Damian Lillard scores 29 in huge win vs. OKC
      Damian Lillard scored 29 points during a 115-112 win over the Thunder on Friday with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He put up a bit of an under-the-radar month. In his nine February games, Lillard averaged 20.7 points, 4.4 boards, 5.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.7 treys on 47.1 percent from the field and 83.7 percent from the line. He actually struggled with his jumper this month, but shooting a sterling 83.7 percent at the rim carried him. The All-Star still has room for improvement. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:04 am
    • Arron Afflalo scores 18 points in 31 minutes
      Arron Afflalo scored 18 points with two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers against the Thunder on Friday.

      Advice: The Blazers went small tonight, which explains the uptick in minutes. Afflalo is likely only going to get minutes in the mid-20s, so it's going to be tough for him to hold value in standard leagues coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:57 pm
    • Jimmy Butler posts 28 & 12 against Minny
      Jimmy Butler scored 28 points on 11-of-19 shooting (6-of-7 FTs) with 12 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in the Bulls' 96-89 win over the Wolves on Friday.

      Advice: Butler did not hit a three but who cares when he's putting up numbers like these. He has returned top 6-12 value (9/8 cat) on a per-game basis this season and with Derrick Rose out of the picture for the most part he could theoretically improve on that. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:49 pm
      Injured
      L, 98-84 @ Ind
    • Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on knee
      Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on his knee following Friday's game.

      Advice: He said he is dealing with some problems with his kneecap, which bothered him last season. Dudley hasn't played well lately and has clearly been passed by Khris Middleton. If he's out, more minutes will go to Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:54 pm
      Injured
    • Crowder scores 14 points with four threes
      Jae Crowder scored 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting with six rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Crowder hit four 3-pointers and he's been hot against some bad teams. With a history of inconsistency he's a risky pickup but give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:10 pm
    • Mo Williams scores 31 points with six threes
      Mo Williams hit 9-of-23 shots (including six threes) for 31 points, seven rebounds, four assists and one steal over 37 minutes on Friday against the Celtics.

      Advice: Williams has been a bountiful add not once but twice this season. Even when Kemba Walker returns in mid-March there should be enough food at the table for him to eat in Charlotte. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:49 pm
    • Robert Covington cores 13 with two treys
      Robert Covington didn't play well against the Wizards on Friday with 13 points, six boards and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He wasn't benched this time and his minutes should increase a little more than this. Covington was benched on Wednesday due to poor defense, but he wasn't too bad in that department tonight. In his previous February games, he averaged 16.3 points, 5.7 boards, 1.8 assists, 2.4 steals and 3.0 treys. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:03 pm
      Injured
      L, 89-83 vs Uta
    • Nick Young officially out for Friday
      Nick Young (knee) will not play against the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: He was essentially ruled out on Thursday and he is likely going to miss games. Young is in the news most of the time for leading the league in shoekeepers and keeping his right arm tattoo-free strictly for buckets. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:01 pm
      Injured
      L, 97-90 @ Mem
    • James Jones starting for LeBron
      James Jones will start against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: Revenge game because he started his career with the Pacers? Kidding aside, Jones played just one minute last night and he was out of the rotation earlier this season. Fantasy owners should be looking to J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert more than Jones. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:28 pm
    • Evan Fournier (hip) out Friday vs. the Hawks
      Evan Fournier (sore right hip) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: With Fournier and Aaron Gordon (ankle) unavailable, Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris are going to be forced into heavy minutes, and both figure to be decent plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:15 pm
      Injured
      W, 119-114 vs Sac
    • 76ers going with the same starting five
      Coach Brett Brown he will start the same starting five for Friday against the Wizards.

      Advice: That means it'll be Isaiah Canaan, Jason Richardson, Robert Covington, Luc Mbah a Moute and Nerlens Noel. Covington was benched on Wednesday for poor defense, but he should be back to his old role. Start him. It'll be interesting to see where Jerami Grant fits in after playing 33 minutes. We can probably expect him to log 24-28 minutes tonight. We might see a little more out of Thomas Robinson now that he has shaken hands with Brown. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:25 pm
      Injured
      L, 89-83 vs Uta
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) out again for Friday
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play against the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: The Bucks called Mayo sitting on Wednesday as "rest" but it certainly raised a red flag because they weren't on the front or back end of a back-to-back set. Mayo tweaked his hamstring on Feb. 20, but he did play 31.0 minutes per game in his two following outings. With Mayo out, Jerryd Bayless will log more minutes at shooting guard which may allow Tyler Ennis to get minutes close to 20. Khris Middleton should also have a higher usage rate, which helped him get to 19 points on Wednesday. Mayo is a tough player to own now that he's not healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:04 pm
      Injured
    • Scott still doesn't expect Nick Young to play
      Coach Byron Scott said he does not expect Nick Young (knee) to play against the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: He is technically questionable, but there has been nothing to suggest he is going to play. With Young out, we'll see more of Jeremy Lin in the second unit with Wes Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson all expected to score more, too. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:32 am
      Injured
      L, 97-90 @ Mem
    • Not Untucked: P.J. Tucker has solid game
      P.J Tucker picked up big minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, one block and one turnover.

      Advice: He played 35 minutes and coach Jeff Hornacek put him in the unenviable position of guarding Russ Westbrook down the stretch. Tucker is racking up stats right now and he's getting consistent minutes, so he should be viewed as a must-own player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:57 pm
    • Poor defense led to Covington's benching Wed.
      76ers' head coach Brett Brown said that Robert Covington's lackluster play on the defensive end was the reason he elected to bench him for the second and third quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Bucks.

      Advice: "The luxury that I have now that we kind of have bodies is you don’t feel a prisoner to somebody like Robert," said Brown. "We’ve got [Jason Richardson] and Hollis Thompson, so there are more options there. That’s not scolding [Covington], it’s just the way the landscape works. It’s a pecking order that’s built on the standards we have defensively." While Covington sat out a large chunk of Wednesday's game, he still put up 13 points with a full line, and hopefully this doesn't become a common occurrence. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:43 pm
      Injured
      L, 89-83 vs Uta
    • Nick Young (knee) says he will not play Fri.
      Nick Young (knee) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and said that he will not play Friday vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: "I don’t think it’s serious," said Lakers coach Byron Scott of Young's knee injury. "But it’s serious enough that he might miss another game or two. I know it’s getting better and the swelling is going down." If Young does indeed sit out on Friday, Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson, and Jeremy Lin will all see some increased opportunity on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:40 pm
      Injured
      L, 97-90 @ Mem
    • Basketball Jones: Terrence goes off again
      Terrence Jones continued his stellar post-break run on Wednesday with 14 points, eight rebounds, one assist and five blocks in 32 minutes against the Clippers.

      Advice: Jones is returning fourth round value since the start of the second half, averaging 12.3 points, 10.3 boards, 0.5 steals and 3.5 blocks on 47.4 percent from the field in his last four. If he's still on the wire in your league, you might want to try and find a more competitive league next season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:12 pm
    • P.J. Tucker putting up big numbers
      P.J. Tucker's hot streak continued on Wednesday with 12 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one block and five steals in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He has been logging a lot of playing time at power forward now and his minutes are among the safest on the team. In his last five, Tucker averaged 14.6 points, 8.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 2.2 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.5 treys on 47.3 percent from the field and 81.3 percent from the line. He's worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:04 pm
    • Mo Williams gets hot in the second half
      Mo Williams scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half against the Bulls during a 98-86 win on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: His numbers look great in Charlotte, averaging 23.0 points, 7.5 dimes, 2.0 steals and 4.0 treys in his two previous starts. Williams is shaping up to be a must-start player in standard leagues until Kemba Walker (knee) returns next month. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:42 pm
    • Jimmy Butler has an underwhelming game
      Jimmy Butler didn't step up against the Hornets during a 98-86 loss on Wednesday with 14 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: He should have more on his plate with Derrick Rose (knee) out for the foreseeable future. Butler has really seen a huge boost in the past month even with Rose on the floor, so it should be interesting to see how he does now that he'll be running the offense a lot more. There's a very good chance Jimmy Buckets is a top-10 player the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:34 pm
      Injured
      L, 98-84 @ Ind
    • Jae Crowder scores 18 off Celtics bench
      Jae Crowder came off the bench for 18 points, six rebounds, four assists, a steal and three 3-pointers on 7-of-12 shooting Wednesday.

      Advice: Crowder is hot again, going for 18, 12 and 22 points in each of his last three games with at least six rebounds in each of them. He's also hit eight 3-pointers over his last three games, and is getting about 30 minutes a game as well. We'd like him better as a starter for the C's, but if you've had your eye on him, now looks like a good time to pounce. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:32 pm
    • Robert Covington plays well after benching
      Robert Covington was benched for most of the first three quarters and did play the entire fourth quarter, finishing with 13 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He wasn't in his usual spot on the bench for much of this game and it's unclear what exactly happened with him. However, Covington really played well down the stretch and he's very unlikely to be in jeopardy of losing his playing time. He should be considered as a top-50 player in standard leagues, especially after posting second-round value this month. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:21 pm
      Injured
      L, 89-83 vs Uta
    • Kyle Korver plays well, hits four more treys
      Kyle Korver hit 6-of-12 shots and four 3-pointers for 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Korver was the best starter on the floor tonight for Atlanta and remains one of the deadliest shooters in the league. And when he's blocking shots and rebounding, he's even more fun to own. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:01 pm
    • J.J. Barea plays well in start for Rondo
      J.J. Barea started at point guard due to Rajon Rondo's one-game suspension on Wednesday and hit 6-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, five rebounds and seven assists.

      Advice: Devin Harris played well on Tuesday, when Rondo was benched prior to being suspended, but the Mavs like him off the bench. Any time Rondo is out, JJB is the way to go. Harris had 10 points, three rebounds and two assists on 2-of-7 shooting in just 20 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:53 pm
    • O.J. Mayo (rest) out against the 76ers
      O.J. Mayo (rest) will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

      Advice: Interesting. The Bucks played their last game on Monday and their next game isn't until Friday, so this is a surprise. Mayo was playing well and even logged 34 minutes on Monday. With him out, Jerryd Bayless should log the majority of his minutes at shooting guard while Khris Middleton may also play a tad more. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:24 pm
      Injured
    • Nick Young (knee) will not play vs. the Jazz
      Nick Young (knee) will not play vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is coming off a 19-point performance vs. the Celtics on Sunday, so it's a shame that he is going to have to sit this one out. The good news is that an MRI taken on his knee came back negative, but head coach Byron Scott said that Young was still dealing with some swelling. Consider Young day-to-day for now, and expect Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson and Jeremy Lin to all see increased opportunities with Young on the shelf. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:36 am
      Injured
      L, 97-90 @ Mem
    • Tucker double-doubles in loss to BOS
      P.J. Tucker double-doubled in Monday's loss, putting up 13 and 12 with two steals in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Tucker hit 4-of-10 shots (no threes) from the field and all five of his free throws, building off a solid 20-point outing from Saturday. He's hard to trust, but perhaps the changes in Phoenix will break in his favor and one way or another he's worth a hard look right now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:00 pm
    • Morris quiet in 18 minutes on Monday
      Marcus Morris played just 18 minutes on Monday, scoring five points on 2-of-8 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: Morris logged 33 minutes on Saturday and this derails the small amount of momentum he had made. If he heats up we'll let you know, but he's just a deep league asset at this time. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:58 pm
    • Crowder gets hot with 12 points, seven boards
      Jae Crowder got hot with 12 points, seven boards, four threes, four assists and two steals in 29 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Suns.

      Advice: Crowder and Isaiah Thomas have a nice two-man game going with Crowder working the pick-and-pop. Teams are always going to pay more attention to Thomas and this could mean a lot of 3-point opportunities, but in a two-game sample it's possible the red hot numbers are an aberration The Suns and Lakers didn't exactly build a wall on defense in those games. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:38 pm
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