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  • Pacers still interested in Jeff Teague
    The Pacers still have interest in Jeff Teague.

    Advice: The Hawks are not actively shopping Teague and they probably shouldn't either. They're playing their best ball right now before the break and a lot of it has to do with Teague playing well. For now, expect Teague to stay with the Hawks through the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:44 pm
  • John Wall says his knee is good to go
    John Wall was able to dunk on Saturday and said that his knee is good to go.

    Advice: He was originally considered questionable to play in the All-Star game after bruising his knee on Thursday, but he confirmed to the media on Friday that he was going to play. It was always considered a minor injury for Wall, so there's no reason to be too concerned moving forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:26 am
  • Greivis Vasquez (ankle) is targeting March
    Greivis Vasquez (ankle surgery) said that is targeting a return to the court in 3-4 weeks.

    Advice: He had ankle surgery in December, but this report would mean he could play as early as March. However, the Bucks will ease him back into action upon his return after such an extended absence, and he's not really worth owning in most leagues while Michael Carter-Williams and Jerryd Bayless are healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:15 am
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  • Clippers worried about Chris Paul's workload
    According to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register, the Clippers are worried about Chris Paul's workload.

    Advice: The Clippers have been devastated by injuries to Blake Griffin (hand) and Austin Rivers (hand), so Paul has taken on a heavy workload to keep them near the top of the Western Conference. He averaged 38.8 minutes per game over his last five outings, so don't be surprised if coach Doc Rivers stays true to his word and gives him a maintenance day or two down the stretch. Regardless, his owners shouldn't be concerned and he can be treated as a top-5 guard moving forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:49 am
  • Zach LaVine scores 30 points
    Zach LaVine was named MVP of the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge during a 157-154 win over Team World on Friday, scoring 30 points with seven rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had a little preview for his big show tomorrow night when he defends his crown for the Slam Dunk Contest. D'Angelo Russell (22), Devin Booker (23) and Jordan Clarkson (25) were all over 20 points for Team USA. LaVine is growing more as a shooting guard and should play minutes close to 30 going forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:09 pm
  • C.J. McCollum in the 3-point contest
    C.J. McCollum will replace Chris Bosh in the 3-point contest on Saturday.

    Advice: The world will get to see why people in Portland call him 3J. McCollum is shooting 39.2 percent from deep this year, including 39.8 percent on pullups and 51.8 percent when he's wide open. He'll be an underdog, but 3J can definitely get it done. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:15 pm
  • John Wall (knee) will play in All-Star game
    John Wall (knee bruise) said that he will play in Sunday's All-Star game.

    Advice: He bruised his knee during Thursday's game vs. the Bucks and was able to keep playing, so the injury sounds pretty minor even though he did have some swelling. Regardless, this report confirms that Wall will likely be fine moving forward, so his owners shouldn't be too concerned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 am
  • Kobe Bryant praises Kyrie Irving
    Kobe Bryant praised Kyrie Irving after his 35-point performance vs. the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: "He has a killer mentality," Bryant said. "He can shoot the long ball. His midrange game is excellent. And he can finish at the rim. So, he has all the tools there. It’s just a matter of continuing to work and get into rhythm where he can start doing that on a consistent basis." Irving has finally found his stride, averaging 28.2 points, 6.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games. The buy-low window has been slammed shut. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:27 am
  • Vasquez (ankle) still has no timetable
    Greivis Vasquez (ankle surgery) still has no timetable for a return.

    Advice: He was reportedly aiming to return to the court at the end of January, but that was always way too optimistic. The Bucks are falling out of the playoff hunt, so they won't be in a hurry to rush the guard back. Vasquez is not worst stashing in most formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:14 am
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  • Jason Kidd praises Jerryd Bayless
    Bucks coach Jason Kidd praised Jerryd Bayless for his improved 3-point shot.

    Advice: "He has worked extremely hard at it and put a lot of time into it," Kidd said. "He is not short on confidence, so right now he is shooting the three at a very high level." Bayless has the fifth best 3-point percentage in the NBA at 43.6 percent, and he's also playing well off the bench with averages of 11.6 points, 3.4 boards, 3.2 assists and 2.8 treys over his last five games. If Michael Carter-Williams is dealt at the deadline, Bayless would be worth a pickup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:40 am
  • Pacers not looking to make any trades?
    Indiana coach Frank Vogel said that he isn't expecting the Pacers to make any trades at the deadline.

    Advice: George Hill has been linked to Atlanta in a potential deal for Jeff Teague, but that rumor has lost some steam in recent days. Hill is a great fit next to Monta Ellis and Paul George because of his ability to play off the ball, so Vogel is likely telling the truth here. Hill's value should be safe moving forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:36 am
  • John Wall is dealing with a knee bruise
    John Wall said that he is dealing with a knee bruise.

    Advice: "It’s a deep bruise," Wall said. "As you can see, it’s swollen. It hurts and I’ll do as much treatment as I can on it." He banged his knee during Thursday's loss to the Bucks but he was able to play through the issue. While he's questionable to play in the All-Star game, this shouldn't be an injury that lingers and he should be considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:10 am
  • John Wall could miss All-Star Game?
    John Wall (knee) isn't sure if he'll play in the All-Star Game on Sunday.

    Advice: He was fouled as he went to the hoop and was grimacing for a few minutes. It looked to be a minor injury and he did play through it. It was only a fall after a foul and he didn't show signs of pain after a couple minutes. Wall is getting treatment and should continue to see the training staff this weekend if something is wrong. There should be an update on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:16 pm
  • John Wall scores 15 points in loss
    John Wall scored 15 points with four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, two blocks, three 3-pointers and seven turnovers during a 99-92 loss to the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: This was a bad loss for the Wizards. They are now 3.5 games behind the Hornets for the eighth spot in the East. As for Wall, he's looked great with Bradley Beal back and should be a top-20 player going forward. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:54 pm
  • Russ Westbrook just misses a trip-dub
    Russell Westbrook scored 23 points with nine rebounds, 10 assists, two 3-pointers and no turnovers in 28 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: He just missed a triple-double to cut Draymond Green's lead on the season. Westbrook is the 21st century Oscar Robinson, but he hates rims a lot more. He'll be an elite DFS option and a first-round value going forward. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:28 pm
  • Toney Douglas plays 25 minutes
    Toney Douglas played 25 minutes on Thursday with 10 points, two rebounds, one assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: With Bryce Dejean-Jones out tonight, there were more minutes up for grabs. The Pelicans have some extra run to go around, so chances are Douglas won't play much going forward. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:21 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 23 off bench
    Jrue Holiday scored 23 points with four rebounds, six assists, five steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: He's played like the player the Pelicans traded for before the leg fracture issue. Holiday is coming off the bench, but he's anchoring the bench in an up-tempo style. He probably won't be dealt, which means he should be an early-round player going forward. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:20 pm
  • Norris Cole scores 15
    Norris Cole scored 15 points with five rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: He likely has the job locked up with Tyreke Evans (knee) out for the year. Cole is only hanging around 12th-round value since Evans went down, so chances are he's being overrated. He's still worth owning, but his un-friendly game for fantasy makes him a trade candidate with the Evans news. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:19 pm
  • Tyreke Evans has surgery on right knee
    Tyreke Evans underwent successful surgery on his right knee on Thursday.

    Advice: He is out for the season due to his lingering tendinitis. Evans had his third right knee surgery in the past nine months, but he should be ready to start the season next year. The Pelicans will add another player, which should be Bryce Dejean-Jones. Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday benefit most while every other player benefits as well. Evans' future isn't looking great after winning Rookie of the Year over Stephen Curry. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:54 pm
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  • NO working on long-term deal w/ Dejean-Jones
    The Pelicans are reportedly in negotiations to sign Bryce Dejean-Jones for the remainder of the season, although a deal is not likely to be finalized until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: Dejean-Jones will not be available for Thursday's game vs. the Thunder as his second 10-day deal expired on Wednesday, but it sounds like the Pelicans would like to factor him into their long-term plans. However, Eric Gordon (finger) is expected to return to the court by late-February, so Hot Mustard's long-term outlook in New Orleans isn't great. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:18 pm
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  • Toney Douglas listed as probable starter
    Toney Douglas is being listed as the probable starter for Thursday's game vs. OKC.

    Advice: Bryce Dejean-Jones is no longer with the team after his second 10-day contract expired, and while game notes are notoriously unreliable, New Orleans doesn't have all that many options with Tyreke Evans (knee) and Eric Gordon (finger) sidelined. If Douglas does start, he could be used as a streamer option for those seeking some 3-point shooting and steals. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:42 am
  • ATL not actively trying to trade Jeff Teague
    The Atlanta Hawks aren't actively trying to trade Jeff Teague.

    Advice: While the Hawks aren't actively looking to deal Teague, they are open to listening to offers in case they get one that is too good to refuse. While Dennis Schroder stands to see a big value boost if the 27-year-old is traded, Teague is averaging 20.6 points, 5.5 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals over his last eight games and is a nightly must-start as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:27 am
  • Teams calling Timberwolves about Ricky Rubio
    Teams have been called the Timberwolves about acquiring Ricky Rubio, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

    Advice: The Timberwolves aren't looking to move Rubio so this news could be a moot point, but it's a situation worth keeping an eye on as the Wolves are in full rebuild mode. While it wouldn't make much sense to trade a 24 year old in the midst of a rebuild, stranger things have happened. For now, fantasy owners can continue to start Rubio with confidence, but Zach LaVine could be in line for a boost in value if Rubio is moved. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:37 am
  • Patrick Beverley will miss Skills Competition
    Patrick Beverley (left ankle) will miss the Skills Competition this weekend in Toronto.

    Advice: Beverley wants to rest his ankle over the All-Star Break and will not defend his Skills Competition title. Beverley should be ready go when the second half of the season starts, but he's only averaging just 8.9 points and 2.8 assists on the season and isn't worth owning in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:48 am
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  • Michael Carter-Williams coming off bench Thur
    Michael Carter-Williams will come off the bench against the Wizards on Thursday.

    Advice: MCW will again be replaced by O.J. Mayo in the Bucks starting lineup, but is still likely to play his usual complement of minutes. Fantasy owners shouldn't worry too much as Mayo is likely being showcased for a trade, so MCW is still the point guard to own in Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:08 am
  • Bryce Dejean-Jones looking for season deal
    Bryce Dejean-Jones is hoping to sign an NBA deal for the rest of the season.

    Advice: Dejean-Jones' second 10-day contract with the Pelicans expired without a contract and the 25-year-old is now seeking a long-term deal with the Pelicans or another team. It's unclear where Hot Mustard will end up after the break, but he averaged just 6.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.9 three-pointers in 11 games with the Pelicans and should only be in the radar in deeper fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:36 am
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  • Pat Beverley is a little dinged up
    Pat Beverley said he had some treatment on his left ankle.

    Advice: This is the ankle that has bothered him for a good chunk of this season. He tweaked his ankle and it doesn't sound serious. Beverley said he will see how he feels for the Skills Competition in Toronto. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:11 am
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  • C.J. McCollum quiet in 27 minutes vs. Houston
    C.J. McCollum had a quiet game vs. Houston on Wednesday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-16 shooting with two 3-pointers, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He sat out 7:28 during the fourth quarter, which is unusual, as Terry Stotts rolled with Gerald Henderson (32 minutes) and Allen Crabbe (30 minutes) for long stretches tonight. The front-runner for Most Improved Player has fallen below 30 minutes just three times all season, and this is obviously nothing to worry about. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:54 pm
  • Steph Curry scores 26, Dubs now 48-4
    Stephen Curry scored 26 points during a 112-104 win in Phoenix on Wednesday, adding nine rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Warriors have the best record of all time before the break at 48-4 and they're also 72-10 in their last 82 games counting last year. Curry's output from deep is unbelievable and his 245 treys are just 41 shy of his record last year. Based on his current pace, Curry will break his record on Mar. 6 against the Lakers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:33 pm
  • Brandon Knight (groin) doesn't play Wednesday
    Brandon Knight (groin) didn't play on Wednesday, as expected.

    Advice: Knight was never likely to return before the All-Star break, and now the question shifts to his post-break status -- the Suns have been coy about a return date and they may be inclined to shut him down while developing Archie Goodwin and Devin Booker. We should finally get an update during the break, so stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:33 pm
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  • Ricky Rubio shoots well, racks up 19/8/8
    Ricky Rubio had 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists to help the Wolves' beat the Raptors on Wednesday, adding one steal with three turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Rubio his 5-of-9 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws, with an unusual 3-of-3 mark beyond the arc tonight. In a rare coincidence, Rubio, Brandon Jennings, Elfrid Payton and Emmanuel Mudiay were a combined 22-of-44 from the field tonight. Savor the moment. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:15 pm
  • Zach LaVine starts w/ Tayshaun sidelined
    Zach LaVine started in place of Tayshaun Prince on Wednesday, pitching in 13 points, four rebounds, five assists and one block in 38 minutes vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Prince missed the game to attend Chauncey Billups' jersey retirement in Detroit, so we expect him to resume starting on the other side of the break. LaVine shot just 4-of-13 from the field tonight but the playing time is encouraging, and it's not purely a result of Prince's absence -- he's logged 30+ minutes in five of the Wolves' past nine games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:14 pm
  • Cory Joseph shoots 4-of-11 off bench vs. MIN
    Cory Joseph chipped in eight points, five rebounds and four assists in 27 minutes vs. the Wolves on Wednesday, but he shot just 4-of-11 from the field without any 3-pointers or steals.

    Advice: Dwane Casey credited CoJo with changing the course of Monday's game with his "grit and grime," but Joseph's blue-collar efforts rarely result in fantasy value. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:12 pm
  • Archie Goodwin in news for the wrong reasons
    Archie Goodwin scored 20 points with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: He'll be in the news tomorrow because Markieff Morris got into it with him and Morris had his hand around Goodwin's neck. There is talk of Brandon Knight (groin) coming back, but Goodwin should remain owned until Knight is on the court. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:12 pm
  • Kyrie Irving pours in season-high 35 points
    Kyrie Irving dropped a season-high 35 points vs. the Lakers on Wednesday, making 15-of-24 shots including three 3-pointers, to go along with seven assists, three rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: Kyrie also turned the ball over just once in 36 minutes, and over the past three games he's averaging 32.0 points on 59.1 percent shooting. It's exactly what his fantasy owners hoped for heading into the All-Star break, and Uncle Drew is primed for a huge finish to the 2015-16 season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:00 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell OK after recent groin injury
    D'Angelo Russell's recent groin injury wasn't an issue on Wednesday, as he came off the bench for 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting, three 3-pointers, three assists, two rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: Byron Scott said recently that he's been hard on his rookie PG because "he has a chance to be a very good basketball player," and he once again allowed Russell to play down the stretch tonight -- he played the final 10 minutes of a reasonably close game. Hopefully that trend continues over L.A.'s final 27 games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:57 pm
  • Brandon Jennings starts, scores 16 points
    Brandon Jennings made his first start of the season on Wednesday and had 16 points, four 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 29 minutes of action.

    Advice: Reggie Jackson was out due to an illness and B-Jennings will return to a bench role after the All-Star break, assuming he's still in Detroit. He'll need a tailor-made situation to be worth owning in standard leagues, even if he is traded, as he's shooting a paltry 36.2 percent from the field with just 2.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocks in 17.5 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:49 pm
  • Norris Cole scores 11 in start
    Norris Cole scored 11 points with two rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has a clear runway for minutes now with Tyreke Evans (knee) likely out for the season. Cole hasn't really lit it up as a fantasy asset with just 12th-round value in the eight games since Evans has been out, so he might be slightly overvalued. He is still worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:14 pm
  • Marcus Smart posts 17/4/4 with three triples
    Marcus Smart started the second half of Wednesday's game, finishing with 17 points, three 3-pointers, four boards, four assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Doc Rivers said before the game that the Celtics' have "three Avery's," suggesting that Avery Bradley's defensive tenacity is matched by Jae Crowder and Marcus Smart, and Smart proved him right tonight. He made 4-of-8 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs before fouling out in 32 minutes, and should be a steady mid-round value after the break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 21 points in win
    Jrue Holiday scored 21 points with six rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers in 31 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is going to dominate with the news of Tyreke Evans (knee) looking to have surgery. There is still a chance of Holiday suffering an injury to his oft-injured leg, but he's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Chris Paul ties season-high w/ 35 pts, 13 ast
    Chris Paul tied his season high with 35 points vs. the Celtics on Wednesday, adding 13 assists, five rebounds, three steals and one block in an OT loss in Boston.

    Advice: The Clippers lost for only the third time in their past 15 road games, an incredible feat given the injuries they've endured. CP3 appeared to have a minor hand injury but he played through it and should have plenty of time to recuperate during the much-needed All-Star break -- it obviously didn't affect him tonight, as he drained 13-of-21 FGs and 6-of-9 FTs with three triples. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Bryce Dejean-Jones scores 17 in 43 minutes
    Bryce Dejean-Jones is not expected to play on Thursday.

    Advice: His contract is up and the team is in negotiations. Dejean-Jones has a pretty decent chance to be signed after the break, but the team may opt to wait until after the deadline. He scored nine points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:07 pm
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  • Jeff Teague scores 17 points
    Jeff Teague scored 17 points with five rebounds, eight assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: The rumors are starting to pick up for Teague, but the Hawks may opt to keep him. If he is dealt, it's more likely he will lose value than gain it, but the rumors aren't heavy enough to deal him unless it's for fair value. He's played great lately and could still be an early-round player going forward now that he snapped out of his slump. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:21 pm
  • Marcus Smart starts 3Q for Amir Johnson
    Marcus Smart started the third quarter on Wednesday with Amir Johnson coming off the bench.

    Advice: Amir Johnson does have a wrap on his back, so maybe that's why. This could be a matchup move with the Clippers killing the Celtics on offense and also coach Brad Stevens may want more big depth on his bench with Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) getting hurt. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:00 pm
  • Brandon Jennings will start vs. Denver
    Brandon Jennings will start on Wednesday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Reggie Jackson was a late scratch due to an illness, so the Pistons will have a chance to showcase Jennings. Although, coach Stan Van Gundy has shot down every trade rumor. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:31 pm
  • Zach LaVine will start Wednesday vs. Toronto
    Zach LaVine will start Wednesday vs. the Raptors with Tayshaun Prince (personal) away from the team.

    Advice: Andrew Wiggins will slide over to the three with LaVine back in the starting five, and Shabazz Muhammad will have the opportunity for some extended run off the bench sans Prince. LaVine does have a tough matchup tonight, so owners should take that into consideration before activating him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:20 pm
  • Scott acknowledges he's been tough on Russell
    Byron Scott acknowledged during a recent interview that he's been hard on D'Angelo Russell.

    Advice: "I haven't been the easiest man on him in the world. He's just a kid playing in a man's world," Scott said of Russell. "I'm going to stay on him, because I think he has a chance to be a very good basketball player." Russell’s playing time has been sporadic thus far, but there’s a chance Scott elects to give the Lakers’ No. 2 overall selection more consistent run after the All-Star break. If you've held on this long, there's no reason to abandon ship now. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:23 am
  • Tyreke Evans getting further tests on knee
    Tyreke Evans is undergoing further tests on his bothersome right knee to determine if surgery will be required to correct the issue.

    Advice: While surgery has not yet officially been determined, it seems the likely route for Evans who is playing on a 19-32 team with little hopes of making a post-season run. With Tyreke likely done for the year, Jrue Holiday and Noris Cole figure to see a boost in value while Bryce Dejean-Jones is now much more likely to sign a deal that will keep him with the team for the remainder of the season. Cole is worth a look in most leagues for those seeking a low-end point guard. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:40 am
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  • Report: ATL has discussed Oladipo for Teague?
    The Hawks and Magic have reportedly discussed a potential deal involving Victor Oladipo and Jeff Teague.

    Advice: Out of the players being mentioned in potential trades out of Atlanta, Teague's name has come up the most, so he seems the most likely guy to be dealt at the deadline if the Hawks decide to make a move. Orlando wouldn't be the worst landing spot for Teague, but it would be a significant blow to Elfrid Payton's value. Oladipo wouldn't be the main man in Atlanta, so his value could take a slight hit with the Hawks. Dennis Schroder needs to be stashed in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:04 am
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) likely out for the season
    Tyreke Evans plans to undergo surgery on his right knee and will likely miss the rest of the 2015-16 season.

    Advice: This is a tough blow for Evans and the Pelicans, but it sounds like the wise decision because there is no reason for him to play at less than 100 percent in what has become a lost season for New Orleans. This could have a significant impact on the Pelicans at the trade deadline as they may be more willing to become sellers. If Evans goes through with the surgery, Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole look like the primary beneficiaries, while Bryce Dejean-Jones could be signed for the remainder of the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:42 pm
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  • Warriors make history, improve to 47-4
    Stephen Curry helped the Warriors improve to 47-4 on the season in Tuesday's win over the Rockets, scoring 35 points with nine assists.

    Advice: With the win, the Warriors now have the best start in NBA history through 51 games and they also earned their 42nd-straight regular-season win at home. Curry has been the best player in the NBA and in fantasy basketball this season and this team is determined to beat the Chicago Bulls' all-time record of 72 wins in a season which was set in 1996. Curry added five boards, one steal and seven 3-pointers in 38 minutes and gets a date with the Suns on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Marcus Smart scores 12 points in loss
    Marcus Smart scored 12 points with four boards, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: The Celtics have been relying on Evan Turner a lot, so Smart's minutes have been inconsistent. His averages of 8.8 points, 3.0 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 35.9 percent shooting over his last five games is barely good enough for top-150 value, but he does have enough upside to warrant a hold in most cases. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:42 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless plays 32 minutes in win
    Jerryd Bayless played 32 minutes vs. the Celtics on Tuesday with 14 points, two assists, one board and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: O.J. Mayo and Michael Carter-Williams were both in foul trouble, so that explains the bump in minutes. Bayless was getting 27.7 minutes per game in February prior to Tuesday, but that number could dip with Mayo back in the mix. He's better suited for deeper leagues, but is also someone to watch in case MCW is moved at the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:17 pm
  • John Wall puts up massive line in win over NY
    John Wall had the early line of the night with 28 points, five rebounds, 17 assists, a steal and three 3-pointers on 10-of-24 shooting in 43 minutes of Tuesday's thrilling win over the Knicks.

    Advice: The 17 dimes aren't even a season high, as he had 19 of them back on Dec. 21, but he is rolling right now, double-doubling in four straight games and averaging 25.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 11.0 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.2 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting in February. And in case that wasn't enough, he also committed just one turnover tonight in his 43 minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:06 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams plays 26 minutes
    Michael Carter-Williams was benched in favor of O.J. Mayo for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics, but he responded with 16 points, six boards, five assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Jason Kidd said that MCW will keep all of his minutes despite his new bench role, but unfortunately he picked up five fouls tonight. Regardless, MCW played really well and was an efficient 6-of-8 from the field with just a couple of turnovers, so his owners should feel a little more encouraged. For now, MCW is still the PG to own in Milwaukee. As for Mayo, he failed to score in 18 minutes with eight assists. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:56 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams to come off the bench
    Michael Carter-Williams will come off the bench behind O.J. Mayo for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: MCW isn't great on a per-minutes basis, and his playing time could head south with the return to the bench, as he'll now be fighting for minutes with Jerryd Bayless. Mayo owns averages of 12.3 points, 3.8 assists, 1.6 three-pointers and 1.9 steals per game as a starter this season, but he's more of a wait-and-see guy as he could be eased back into things after spending 11 games on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:55 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless, O.J. Mayo will play Tuesday
    Jerryd Bayless (ankle) and O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Bayless was probable heading into this one, so no surprises here. He's been playing well as of late, owning averages of 15.5 points, 3.5 assists and 3.5 three-pointers per game over the past week, and he's someone to consider stashing away in deep leagues with trade rumors swirling around Michael Carter-Williams. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:25 pm
  • Report: NO could move Tyreke Evans, Gordon?
    The Pelicans are reportedly open to moving either Tyreke Evans (knee) or Eric Gordon (finger).

    Advice: While Evans' talent is undeniable, his surgically repaired right knee has become a major issue, so the Pelicans may be willing to move on from the oft-injured guard. The same can be said for Gordon, as he has never made it through a full 82-game season, so it'll be interesting to see if New Orleans makes a move at the deadline. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:44 pm
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  • Report: IND interested in Teague, Hill swap?
    The Pacers have reportedly reached out to the Hawks regarding a potential Jeff Teague, George Hill trade.

    Advice: Teague's value could take a hit in Indiana as he'd be fighting for touches with Paul George and Monta Ellis on offense, so this wouldn't be an ideal landing spot for Jeff. The trade rumors have been swirling around Atlanta's Big Three, and it seems likely that at least one of the core players for the Hawks is dealt at the deadline. The Magic, Jazz and Knicks have also expressed interest in Teague, so Dennis Schroder needs to be stashed in most leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:37 pm
  • Knicks have shot at Russell Westbrook?
    The Knicks could have a real shot at signing Russell Westbrook after the 2016-17 season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

    Advice: We've got a ways to go until Westbrook is an unrestricted free agent, but Woj thinks the Knicks have a legitimate chance at luring the star guard to New York City. While Knicks president Phil Jackson has some work to do hiring a new coaching staff and building a better roster for Westbrook, this idea gives Knicks fans something to potentially look forward to. For the time being, Westbrook's fantasy owners can continue to enjoy his elite production as one of the best players in all of fantasy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:26 am
  • Russell Westbrook scores 29 points vs. PHX
    Russell Westbrook scored 29 points against the Suns on Monday with eight rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He is crashing the glass like few other guards and is close to triple-doubles more often than not. In his last six, Westbrook averaged 24.5 points, 10.2 boards, 12.3 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.2 blocks and 1.3 treys. His slump from last month is behind him. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:14 pm
  • Archie Goodwin scores 20 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 20 points with four rebounds, seven assists and two turnovers against the Thunder on Monday night.

    Advice: Coach Earl Watson said after the game he thought Goodwin had a "solid" effort and he really liked that Goodwin only had two turnovers. It'll be interesting to see what happens when Brandon Knight comes back, but Goodwin should still be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:02 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 12 points in loss
    Zach LaVine scored 12 points with two boards, two assists, one 3-pointer and three blocks on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: The blocks were obviously a career high and he didn't record more than one block in a game this season prior to tonight. LaVine was 4-of-10 from the field in the loss and didn't have any turnovers, so his fantasy arrow is still pointing up. As the year progresses, his role should only grow. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:22 pm
  • Norris Cole scores 10 points in win
    Norris Cole scored 10 points with six assists, three boards and one turnover in 32 minutes vs. the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry seems to love Cole and he has played 30 or more minutes in seven out of his last eight games. He had a 26-point game in his last outing with five assists, so he is worth owning in standard leagues until he cools off or until the Pelicans get some healthy bodies back. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:07 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 21 points vs. Magic
    Jeff Teague scored 21 points with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Magic on Monday.

    Advice: It's probably safe to say Teague is back. In his last five, the 2014-15 All-Star averaged 20.6 points, 3.4 assists, 5.0 blocks, 1.4 steals and 2.6 treys on 53.5 percent from the field. Teague has third-round value in that span and looks to be out of his season-long slump. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:06 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 27 points in win
    Jrue Holiday scored 27 points vs. the Wolves on Monday with nine assists, six boards, three steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He took care of his business in just 28 minutes and finished 11-of-23 from the field with one turnover. Holiday is one of the safest players to own in New Orleans going forward because Tyreke Evans (knee) is a shut-down candidate and Anthony Davis is very prone to injuries, so his owners should be feeling confident. The Pelicans will play the Jazz on Wednesday and the Thunder on Thursday before the All-Star break begins. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:02 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 16 points
    D'Angelo Russell (groin) played 32 minutes off the bench against the Pacers on Monday with 16 points, five rebounds, five assists, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played down the stretch tonight and coach Byron Scott seems to be trusting his rookie a little more than he did last week. Russell only has 14th-round value in his last 10 games, which is only a slight upward trend from earlier this year. He is still worth stashing in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:28 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 32 with 12 assists
    Kyrie Irving handed out a season-high 12 assists against the Kings on Monday with 32 points, three rebounds, one block and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: He failed to bust out before tonight because his 3-point shooting wasn't dropping. That wasn't the case tonight as Irving hit 5-of-8 from there in this win. His breakout last year had a lot to do with hitting treys, so expect him to keep it going and improve from a quiet start this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:06 pm
  • DAngelo Russell will play on Monday night
    DAngelo Russell (groin) will play on Monday night against the Pacers.

    Advice: He went through warmups without incident and may not be limited. Russell will come off the bench this week and he could get in the starting lineup later this month. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:40 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (ankle) is probable
    Jerryd Bayless (ankle) is probable for Tuesday against the Celtics.

    Advice: He suffered a minor tweak over the weekend and should be good to go. Bayless will back up Michael Carter-Williams and is only a low-end stash with MCW possibly being traded. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:54 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (groin) questionable vs. IND
    D'Angelo Russell (groin) is questionable to play against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: This injury came out of nowhere and he may have suffered the injury on Saturday night. If Russell can't go, there should be more minutes for Lou Williams while Marcelo Huertas could be in the rotation. Jordan Clarkson would also likely see a bigger role if Russell is out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:36 pm
  • Chris Paul scores 22 points w/ seven assists
    Chris Paul scored 22 points on 8-of-23 shooting Sunday, to go with seven assists, two rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal and just one turnover in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Paul couldn't get anything to drop to start the game, going 0-of-9 from the field, but in typical CP3 fashion he connected on eight of his final 14 shot attempts to close out the win. He's going to be a top-3 option moving forward. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:17 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 24 points with five dimes
    Jeff Teague hit 10-of-17 shots for 24 points on Sunday, to go with five assists, three 3-pointers, one rebound, one steal and an unfortunate five turnovers through 35 minutes of action.

    Advice: Teague did briefly exit the game after getting hit in the left side, but he played through it and it didn't look like an injury that would force him to miss any time. Jeff has been playing much better over the past two weeks, putting in averages of 17.3 points, 5.4 assists, 1.6 three-pointers, 1.9 steals and 3.0 turnovers per game on 53.8 percent shooting, which has been good enough for second-round value in standard leagues. Dennis Schroder no longer seems to be a threat to Teague's minutes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:28 pm
  • Scott wishes Russell was 'further along'
    Lakers coach Byron Scott said that he was hoping D'Angelo Russell would be "a tad further along" in his development.

    Advice: "[He's] just kind of figuring that out. I still see him progressing but I was hoping that he'd just be a tad further along," Scott said. "Defensively, I was hoping he'd be a tad further along on the ball as well as off the ball. But those are things I look back from training camp until now — he's gotten so much better in a lot of those areas. He knows and I know he still has a long way to go in those areas as well." Scott has been incredibly hard on Russell all season, but the good news is that he will get the chance to start and close out games after the All-Star break. Stick with him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:31 am
  • Archie Goodwin scores 14 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 14 points with six boards, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in Saturday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: He unfortunately had more turnovers (4) than assists for the third time in his last five games, but to be fair Goodwin is still learning how to be a point guard. Brandon Knight (groin) will be sidelined through the All-Star break and possibly more, so Goodwin is still worth holding onto if you don't mind the heavy turnovers. It also helps that Knight is a potential shut-down candidate with the Suns playing for ping pong balls. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:39 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 26, Warriors beat OKC
    Stephen Curry scored a team-high 26 points during a 116-108 win over the Thunder on Saturday, adding six rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: OKC held Steph in check for just his second game with just one 3-pointer this season. The Warriors were still able to get a win after blowing an 18-point lead and are currently on pace for the best record ever at 46-4. As for Curry, that one trey makes it 121 consecutive games with one triple while he also became No. 3 on the franchise's all-time steals list. He is making last year's MVP run seem ordinary. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:46 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 27 in loss to GSW
    Russell Westbrook scored 27 points with three rebounds, 12 assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not have any field goal makes in the fourth quarter. Westbrook's three rebounds are tied for his third-lowest output in that category. His scoring is starting to come up again with just one game below 24 points in his last seven games. Before that stretch, he had six such games in his previous seven. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:24 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell plays just 23 minutes
    D'Angelo Russell played just 23 minutes on Saturday vs. the Spurs, scoring 12 points with two assists, two boards, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had a couple of great sequences in the second half, but coach Byron Scott once again did not play him down the stretch. However, Scott did say after the game that Russell would get the chance to start and close out games after the All-Star break, so better days are ahead for his owners. He's still a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:12 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 29 points in win
    Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 29 points during a 99-84 win over the Pelicans on Saturday, adding four rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: His usage rate is just a shade below 32 when he's next to LeBron James and Kevin Love (quad) is off the floor, so this production isn't a surprise. Irving's owners are still waiting for his 3-point shooting to come around and he made just 3-of-9 from there tonight. It won't be long until he puts it all together. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:04 pm
  • Norris Cole gets hot, scores 26 points
    Norris Cole scored a career-high 26 points with two rebounds, five assists, one steal, five turnovers and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He started the second half on fire with 12 points in the first three minutes of the third quarter. Cole is up and down, but he's played well in most of the games since Tyreke Evans (knee) went down. With Tyreke out for at least this week, holding Cole in standard leagues makes sense. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:42 pm
  • Dejean-Jones has a letdown in loss
    Bryce Dejean-Jones scored one point with one rebound and two assists in 20 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Ouch. Dejean-Jones played the greatest game of his pro career on Thursday, but he wasn't getting any looks tonight with the Pelicans unable to do anything in the open floor. He's only worth a look in deep leagues, but expect him to have a better night next time. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:34 pm
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  • Toney Douglas doesn't score
    Toney Douglas played 14 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday with one assist and three missed shots from the field.

    Advice: It's one of the greatest mysteries why Douglas is getting run because the Pelicans continue to get torched while he's out there. He is only taking away from the other guys and has very little fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:30 pm
  • Brandon Jennings scores just four
    Brandon Jennings scored four points with three assists, one steal and one turnover in 16 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: This was a good matchup to go with Jennings next to Reggie Jackson, but that didn't happen. Jennings looks like a cut candidate for those who added him after the Kentavious Caldwell-Pope injury. If you want to stash him until the deadline for deeper leagues, that's not a bad idea. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:55 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 16 points with 4 steals
    C.J. McCollum scored 16 points with seven rebounds, two assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: His four steals matched his season high in 40 minutes of action. McCollum isn't tearing it up quite as much as he was while Damian Lillard was out earlier in 2016, but he's still sitting pretty as a top-40 player on the year. He has a big lead for Most Improved Player. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:23 pm
  • Patrick Beverley scores four in loss
    Patrick Beverley made 2-of-10 from the field for four points during a 96-79 loss to the Blazers on Saturday, adding one rebound, one assist and one block in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Rockets were a disaster and didn't get their first bench points until 11:18 left in the fourth. As for Beverley, this game is nothing to worry about and his minutes are safe, especially with the other non-James Harden guards struggling. He should flirt with mid-round value going forward. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:11 pm
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  • Tyreke Evans (knee) out until All-Star break
    Tyreke Evans (knee) has been shut down until the All-Star break.

    Advice: "Hopefully he’ll be ready to go right after the All-Star break and we’ll be able to play him for the rest of the stretch [of the schedule]," coach Alvin Gentry said. His owners should stash him in an IR spot, but it's still possible that he could be shut down during the final weeks of the season if the Pelicans are not in the playoff hunt. In the meantime, Bryce Dejean-Jones will continue to start and is worth a look in deeper leagues. Jrue Holiday will benefit as well. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:15 pm
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  • Vogel says Hill is 'invaluable' to the Pacers
    Coach Frank Vogel said that George Hill's ability to play off the ball is "invaluable" to the Pacers.

    Advice: "He’s shooting the ball well," Vogel said. "That’s needed because, obviously, we have Paul George back this year and we have Monta [Ellis] and we’re putting the ball in his hands a ton so [Hill’s] ability to play off the ball makes him invaluable really to what we’re doing." Hill has been a top-40 player in standard leagues over the last five games, averaging 14.0 points, 4.6 boards, 4.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.2 3-pointers on 51.0 percent shooting from the field. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:34 am
  • Jerryd Bayless scores 15 points
    Jerryd Bayless scored 15 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He scored all 15 points in the first half and disappeared after that. Bayless does have some stash appeal with some trade rumors popping up on Michael Carter-Williams, but it's only for deeper leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:16 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 19 points with six dimes
    Kyrie Irving scored 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Friday's loss to the Celtics, adding three rebounds, six assists and two turnovers in 37 minutes of action.

    Advice: Irving is slowly but surely working his way up in the rankings, and over the past two weeks he's been producing sixth-round value behind averages of 19.4 points, 4.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.9 turnovers on 47.4 percent shooting. He has first-round upside, and the Cavs have one of the best playoff schedules out there, so Uncle Drew qualifies as a solid buy-low candidate. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:48 pm
  • John Wall triple-doubles in win over 76ers
    John Wall triple-doubled against the 76ers during a 106-94 win on Friday, scoring 18 points with 13 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Wizards offense is starting to click again and going small is probably the reason why. Wall had a really tough cold spell last month and it's probably not a coincidence that's when the team went with Nene (calf) at power forward. Expect to see Wall put up some big lines going forward. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:44 pm
  • Jeff Teague scored 16 points vs. Pacers
    Jeff Teague made 5-of-9 from the field for 16 points with five rebounds, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: It's not a great game, but it's not a step back. Teague has been in a solid groove in his last five, averaging 18.6 points, 2.8 boards, 5.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.8 treys on 52.2 percent form the field. Believe it or not, Teague has posted second-round value in the last seven games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:35 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) ruled out for Saturday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday against the Cavs.

    Advice: The Pelicans are talking about a shutdown, but it's not in their plans right now. There's a decent chance we don't see Evans back out there this week. Bryce Dejean-Jones was very good on Thursday and should get more starts. Norris Cole also benefits and hopeful he can stay out of foul trouble. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:23 pm
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  • D'Angelo Russel scores 13 points
    D'Angelo Russell scored 13 points with three rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Bryon Scott always likes to handle his rookie point guards carefully, but he's been more open and critical about it this year -- the Twitter age probably doesn't help. Russell is fully expected to start later this month or in March, so keep him stashed with hopes the Lakers dump some players. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:03 pm
  • Norris Cole scores two points in 13 minutes
    Norris Cole scored two points on 1-of-10 from the field against the Lakers on Thursday, adding two assists, two steals and one turnover in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He was in foul trouble tonight and coach Alvin Gentry just opted to keep him out. Cole had some major problems with consistency in his Miami days, but he's been fine up until tonight. He's only a low-end guy and should hold some value while Tyreke Evans (knee) is without a timetable. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:52 pm
  • Toney Douglas plays six minutes
    Toney Douglas played six minutes with one assist and one steal against the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: He had a net rating of minus-49.6 in six minutes tonight, so that might have been costly. Douglas has a net rating of minus-39.8 in his last three games. This lack of playing time may continue for Douglas to free up some burn for Bryce Dejean-Jones. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:43 pm
  • Bryce Dejean-Jones scores 17 in 43 minutes
    Bryce Dejean-Jones posted career-highs 17 points and 43 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday, adding nine rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He was a ball of energy out there and played most of his minutes at his natural two-guard spot. Dejean-Jones is almost a lock to get signed for the rest of the year with his NBA body and ability to get to the cup. He's only worth a look in deep leagues, but the undrafted free agent looks like a nice steal for the Pelicans right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:40 pm
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  • Pat Beverley scores six with six dimes
    Pat Beverley filled the stat sheet against the Suns on Thursday with six points, five rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: This is the quintessential Pat-Bev line with a little bit of everything and low scoring. Beverley isn't the player your fantasy competitors will be jealous over, but he does have fifth-round value in 2016 in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:20 pm
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  • Archie Goodwin scores 22 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 22 points against the Rockets on Thursday, adding one rebound, seven assists, two 3-pointers and six turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns are really embracing the pass, but sometimes the plays aren't there and that led to their 24 turnovers tonight. Goodwin's minutes seem to be locked up until late February at the very least, so he's worth holding in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:59 pm
  • No SG minutes for Brandon Jennings
    Brandon Jennings played 16 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday with 11 points, three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He did not get any shooting guard minutes tonight after getting 5.1 in the second half on Wednesday -- that had a lot to do with the smaller matchup against the Celtics. Jennings is more likely to get some SG minutes against the Pacers in the next one. He's not anywhere near the pickup Stanley Johnson is, but he's worth a very long look if you need a point guard. A trade would help him, too. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:21 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) out for Thursday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry was asked about a shut down and said they are evaluating it, but it's not in the plan right now. Evans hasn't warmed up in over a week and the Pelicans haven't set a date for him to return. Bryce Dejean-Jones will get a start and hopefully the Pelicans don't play Toney Douglas 22 minutes like they did on Wednesday. Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday should be locked into lineups. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:58 pm
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  • SVG shoots down Brandon Jennings trade rumors
    Stan Van Gundy said that there's no truth to the Brandon Jennings-to-Brooklyn trade rumors.

    Advice: Van Gundy said that the media was "making [stuff] up," when asked for his thoughts on the recent rumors, and it's worth noting that Sheridan Hoops isn't always the most reliable source for these kinds of things. It doesn't sound like there's currently anything brewing between the Nets and Pistons, which is unfortunate for Jennings, because he could really benefit from a move outside of Detroit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:46 pm
  • Report: Brandon Jennings being linked to BKN?
    The Pistons and Nets have reportedly been discussing a potential trade that would send Brandon Jennings to Brooklyn in exchange for Thaddeus Young.

    Advice: Several teams around the league have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Jennings, but Brooklyn has the most obvious need for a starting point guard after Jarret Jack suffered a season-ending knee injury. According to sources of Sheridan Hoops, the Nets may need to include an additional asset to get things done, which could be Shane Larkin or Jack. A move to Brooklyn could only be good for Jennings' fantasy value, while Young would really hurt the value of Ersan Ilyasova and Stanley Johnson in Detroit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:44 pm
  • Brandon Knight likely out through AS break
    Brandon Knight will likely be sidelined through the All-Star break due to his groin injury.

    Advice: He's already missed seven games due to the injury while Archie Goodwin and Devin Booker have continued to play well in his absence. The Suns have four more games before the break, so that will put him at 11 misses, and really, the team has nothing left to play for. If Knight feels 100 percent the Suns could return him to action for the remainder of the season, but there's also a chance they could just pull the plug on him and let the kids play. Either way, owners of Knight should probably plan on him getting limited run after the break and start making alternative plans in case he is shut down. And this also means that Goodwin is a must-own player. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:27 am
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  • Bucks open to trading Michael Carter-Williams
    The Bucks are reportedly open to trading Michael Carter-Williams.

    Advice: At 20-31, the Bucks are 6.5 games behind the Pistons for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and are open to restructuring their roster. The former Rookie of the Year has been inconsistent in his Bucks tenure and is in danger of losing minutes to Jerryd Bayless if he stays in Milwaukee. If MCW is traded, Bayless and Tyler Ennis would be in line for a minutes boost. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:48 am
  • Tyreke Evans doubtful for Thursday vs Lakers
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Evans sat against the Spurs on Wednesday, so it wouldn't be a huge shock to see him sit again on Thursday. We'll keep an eye out for his status, but it looks like Bryce Dejean-Jones will get another start while Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday would also benefit from Evans' absence. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:32 am
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  • Chris Paul mum on late-game technical foul
    Chris Paul did his best to avoid a fine for post-game comments on a late-game technical foul in Wednesday's loss to the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Paul received a late-game technical foul from referee Lauren Holtkamp, but was measured in explaining the call. "It's crazy," Paul said. "I guess it was for what I said." Asked what he said, Paul said, "Nothing. I said nothing." Paul has a history with Holtkamp, so was smart to avoid elaborating on his feelings. Paul scored 22 points with four rebounds, eight assists, two steals, and four treys in the loss and is a must-start option as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:02 am
  • Zach LaVine gets 34 minutes, scores 17
    Zach LaVine scored 17 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Sam Mitchell went with a lineup quartet of LaVine, Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns for 15.3 minutes -- that combo actually has a positive net rating on the year, too. The UCLA product has hinted he likes playing shooting guard more and he's had some solid success there recently. LaVine should be owned in standard leagues. Additionally, he will be in the dunk contest next week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:57 pm
  • Chris Paul scores 22, gets costly late tech
    Chris Paul scored 22 points with four rebounds, eight assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Wolves during a 108-102 loss on Wednesday.

    Advice: He picked up a late technical foul, which most will call controversial. Referee Lauren Holtkamp T'd up Paul and he was asked about his history with Holtkamp after the game. "They done got my money already," Paul said. "I'm cool. My kids in private school." Paul was fined $25K last year for saying a tech from Holtkamp was "terrible" and that being an NBA ref "might not be for her." Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:37 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 20 off bench
    Jrue Holiday scored 20 points off the bench against the Spurs on Wednesday with four rebounds, five assists, two steals and three turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: That's a nice improvement from his 1-of-14 from Monday. The Pelicans are using a ton of two-PG lineups, including a whopping 62 total minutes of Jrue and Norris Cole in the last four games without Tyreke Evans (knee) -- they have a minus-14.8 net rating. Jrue will get his minutes regardless and flirt with early-round value going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:42 pm
  • Norris Cole scores 14 vs. Spurs
    Norris Cole scored 14 points with four rebounds, nine assists, one steal and two turnovers in 34 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He continues to surprise with the increased assists, averaging 7.5 per game in his last four. Cole has put up seventh-round value in that span, which is pretty close to his ceiling. That's still enough to give him a long look until we see Tyreke Evans (knee) back on the court. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:27 pm
  • Bryce Dejean-Jones looking good in reality
    Bryce Dejean-Jones scored eight points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He just signed his second 10-day deal on Monday and the Pelicans are likely going to sign him for the rest of the season next week. He hasn't busted loose on the stat sheet yet, but he is a potentially high-usage guy with a nice upside for steals and treys to go with the scoring. He's obviously only a deep stash in case the Pels go on a shut-down spree. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:22 pm
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  • Bestbrook: Russ Westbrook drops 24-19-14
    Russell Westbrook went bonkers during a win over the Magic on Wednesday, making 10-of-18 from the field for 24 points with 19 rebounds, 14 assists, two steals and just two turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: That makes three straight triple-doubles for Westbrook with a career high in boards and he just missed joining Dwight Howard and Andre Drummond as the only players to post a 20-20 this year. Westbrook made 52.8 percent from the field in his last five for 24.2 points per game. Interestingly, he's attempted a whopping 49.4 percent of his shots at the rim in that span, so there's your reason for the bump in FG%. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:03 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 51 with 11 triples
    Stephen Curry scored 51 points during a 134-121 win over the Wizards on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, seven turnovers and a career-high-tying 11 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was a ridiculous 13-of-14 from the field in the first half with eight treys, which gave him a laughable 121.4 effective field goal percentage. Curry was coming off his worst game of the season from an efficiency standpoint, but he definitely got it right back. He became the first player to hit more than 10 treys in multiple games. Get ready for a great game on Saturday night with Steph vs. Russell Westbrook. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Marcus Smart better, not great on Weds.
    Marcus Smart bounced back from his four-point game on Tuesday, but still hit just 4-of-10 shots for 12 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Smart is an interesting player to own right now, but is still mired behind guys like Avery Bradley, Isaiah Thomas and Evan Turner. That may sound discouraging, but he gets a ton of minutes next to Bradley and Thomas. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:02 pm
  • John Wall's 41 points are not enough vs. GSW
    John Wall's season-high 41 points were not enough during a 134-121 loss to the Warriors on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, three 3-pointers and three turnovers.

    Advice: He was 17-of-25 from the field in his best game of the season. Wall was in a shooting slump over his previous 10 at just 39.4 percent, but he should come around with a more aggressive style these days. As for the team, the Wizards' defensive rating took a pretty big hit with 134 points allowed in regulation. Wall should flirt with first-round value going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:56 pm
  • Brandon Jennings could see a boost for DET
    Brandon Jennings played 20 minutes and hit 2-of-8 shots for five points, two rebounds and three assists on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope left early with a groin injury, and it sounds like KCP will miss time. While guys like Stanley Johnson, Marcus Morris and Ersan Ilyasova will all see a boost in minutes, Jennings could as well. He's not a must-add player, but he should definitely be on your radar going forward, especially if KCP is going to miss a lot of time. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:50 pm
  • Jeff Teague quiet in blowout win vs. Philly
    Jeff Teague finished Wednesday's blowout win with 10 points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 23 minutes of action.

    Advice: It's a disappointing follow-up to Teague's 32-point eruption on Monday, but he actually played the second-most minutes of any starter, behind only Paul Millsap (10 points, four boards in 25 minutes). He's trending upward despite a cloud of trade rumors that will follow him until the deadline on Feb. 18. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:18 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores team-high 26 points
    Kyrie Irving led the Cavs on Wednesday with 26 points (10-of-17 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), five assists, one rebound and one steal, but it wasn't enough to extend the Cavs' five-game win streak.

    Advice: Irving has now notched four straight games with 20+ points and his playing time is up, so fantasy owners should be very comfortable heading into the All-Star break. It helps that Kyrie and the Cavs have a delicious playoff schedule -- they're one of four teams with four-game slates in Weeks 20-23. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:10 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) out for Wednesday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was doubtful to play and will miss his fourth game. The Pelicans need to start winning games to prevent Evans from being a shut-down candidate. It'll be Bryce Dejean-Jones starting while Norris Cole also benefits. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:12 pm
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  • Scott frustrated with Russell's attitude
    The Lakers coaching staff have been frustrated at times with D'Angelo Russell's sense of entitlement, according to beat reporter Mark Medina.

    Advice: More specifically, Byron Scott has been trying to "humble" the Lakers No. 2 overall pick this season, and it'll be interesting to see if Scott ever decides to fully unleash the rookie this year. If Byron would like to remain the Lakers head coach next season, it would be wise for him to return Russell to the starting lineup, but Scott has more often than not been more concerned with catering to Kobe Bryant's every whim on his retirement tour rather than actually developing the building blocks in Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:33 am
  • Zach LaVine scores 14 w/ seven dimes
    Zach LaVine scored 14 points with seven assists, one board, two 3-pointers and four turnovers in 26 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He split his minutes at point guard and shooting guard, and that trend will likely continue unless Ricky Rubio goes down. The Wolves will more than likely increase his minutes after the All-Star break and he is averaging 20.6 points, 3.8 assists and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five games, so he's worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:23 pm
  • Ricky Rubio hands out 15 assists in loss
    Ricky Rubio handed out 15 assists in Tuesday's loss to the Lakers, adding 10 points, two boards and one steal in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The Wolves have lost five straight games, and other than assists (10.4) and steals (2.2), Rubio has struggled with averages of 7.2 points and 0.2 3-pointers on 36.1 percent shooting from the field in that span. The good news is that Zach LaVine is logging about half of his minutes at shooting guard, so Rubio's role should be safe moving forward if he can stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:09 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 18 points in win
    D'Angelo Russell scored 18 points with three boards, three assists and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: He looked really strong in the first half, but coach Byron Scott benched him down the stretch because Jordan Clarkson "is a little more experienced." Scott's treatment of the rookie has been puzzling this season and it's also gained a lot of attention from the media, so hopefully he starts feeling the pressure to increase the rookie's role. His outlook after the All-Star break is still promising. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:49 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams held to two points
    Michael Carter-Williams was held to just two points on 1-of-4 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Blazers, adding two assists, six boards and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Jerryd Bayless played 30 minutes and had 16 points and five assists, so MCW's owners should be concerned since the Bucks have now lost four straight games. MCW had one of the best games of his season on Monday with 18 points, 13 assists, five boards, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes, so maybe coach Jason Kidd will be in a forgiving mood. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:08 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless scores 16 points off the bench
    Jerryd Bayless scored 16 points off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Blazers with five assists, one board, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Michael Carter-Williams was poor in this one with just two points and two assists in 26 minutes, so this could be a position battle to watch moving forward now that the Bucks have lost four straight games. Bayless is averaging 8.6 points, 3.4 assists, 2.8 boards and 1.4 3-pointers over his last five games, and he's only worth a speculative add in deeper leagues unless coach Jason Kidd decides to shake up his lineup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:04 pm
  • McCollum scores 30, Blazers win 5th straight
    The Blazers won their fifth straight game on Tuesday vs. the Bucks due to a 30-point performance by C.J. McCollum.

    Advice: He was everywhere in this one and added six assists, four boards, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes. He did have four turnovers, but he shot 10-of-18 from the field and coach Terry Stotts couldn't take him off the floor even though he finished with five fouls. This was McCollum's fifth career game with 30 or more points and he's still returning top-40 value on the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:40 pm
  • Archie Goodwin drops 18 & 12 in loss
    Archie Goodwin broke out of a funk on Tuesday, racking up 18 points, a career-high 12 assists and two 3-pointers on 7-of-12 shooting in 45 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. Just when it looked like the Goodwin party might be coming to an end, he pulled a great game out of his hat. He came in averaging just 4.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists over his last two games, hitting 4-of-26 shots. He righted the ship tonight and if he was dropped, or you've had your eye on him, it's time to pick him up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:04 pm
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