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  • K.J. McDaniels recalled from D-League stint
    K.J. McDaniels has been recalled from his D-League stint.

    Advice: McDaniels is rarely a part of the rotation, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:16 pm
  • O.J. Mayo starting, Carter-Williams benched
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will start Tuesday vs. the Celtics, sending Michael Carter-Williams to the bench.

    Advice: The Bucks will roll out a starting five of Mayo, Kris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker and Miles Plumlee for Tuesday's game with MCW and Greg Monroe coming off the bench. It'll be interesting to see how many minutes Jason Kidd gives Mayo given that O.J. has spent the past 11 games on the sidelines, but Carter-Williams' playing time looks ready to take a hit with both Mayo and Jerryd Bayless active. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:45 pm
  • Kyle Anderson (illness) out Tuesday vs. MIA
    Kyle Anderson (illness) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: With Anderson on the sidelines, there will be more minutes available for David West and Boris Diaw. None of these guys can be considered viable targets in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:04 pm
  • Marc Gasol (fractured foot) out indefinitely
    Marc Gasol reportedly has a broken right foot and will be out indefinitely.

    Advice: Oh man, the Grizzlies were initially calling this a foot sprain, but obviously the injury turned out to be much worse. Foot injuries for seven-footers are never good, and this could potentially be a season-ending injury for the Memphis big man. Jeff Green and Matt Barnes are going to see a minutes boost with Marc out, with Zach Randolph and Mike Conley being asked to do the heavy lifting on offense. Matt Barnes should be considered a must-add here. Brandan Wright (knee) also should be in the rotation once he gets back from his injury, although he's a wait-and-see guy in most formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:53 pm
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play on Tuesday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Mayo will likely be eased back into the rotation following an 11 game absence, so there's no reason to pick him up in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:31 pm
  • Derrick Rose (soreness) expected to play Weds
    Derrick Rose (soreness) is expected to play Wednesday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: He's not on the team's injury report, and only missed Monday's game due to "soreness," so he should be out there. Rose owns a usage rate of 33.0 sans Jimmy Butler, so he's going to be a major part of everything Chicago does over the next 3-4 weeks with Butler (knee) on the sidelines. Kirk Hinrich will head back to the bench with Rose active. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:09 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (hip) contemplating surgery?
    Tiago Splitter (hip) is reportedly contemplating surgery.

    Advice: Splitter will be held out through the All-Star break, and whatever the course of treatment he decides, Tiago is set to spend an extended amount of time on the sidelines. Mike Scott and Mike Muscala will pick up some extra minutes in his absence, but none of these guys can be considered viable options in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:24 am
  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo returns to D-League
    Thanasis Antetokounmpo has elected to return to the D-League.

    Advice: Antetokoumpo's 10-day contract with the Knicks expired and Lower Case will now return to the Westchester Knicks since he didn't get a second 10-day contract. While Giannis' brother could eventually provide fantasy value, that time is not now and he can be left on waivers in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:33 am
  • DET recalls Spencer Dinwiddie from D-League
    The Pistons have recalled Spencer Dinwiddie (ankle) from the D-League.

    Advice: The move is purely procedure as Dinwiddie is dealing with an ankle injury and the Pistons want to let their doctors look at it. While Dinwiddie has potential, the Pistons are committed to leaving him in the D-League this season and he can be left on waivers in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:23 am
  • Josh McRoberts not drawing much interest
    The trade market for Josh McRoberts is close to non-existent according to Bobby Marks of Yahoo Sports.

    Advice: McRoberts is signed through the 2017-18 season, but his myriad of injuries have scared away potential suitors. The 28-year-old is only averaging 14.9 minutes in the 24 games he's been healthy this season and can be left on waivers in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:38 am
  • Nerlens Noel returned to action on Monday February 8. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 23 points
    Markieff Morris scored 23 points during a 122-106 loss to the Thunder on Monday with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and six turnovers.

    Advice: Before the game, Kevin Durant said Markieff is "playing at an All-Star level right now." Morris is playing hard and he's transformed into a different player under coach Earl Watson. Morris likely boosted his trade value and the Suns may be able to get something for him. He should be owned, but a trade will hurt his value a lot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Alex Len scores 13 points in loss
    Alex Len scored 13 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one block, two steals and no turnovers in 23 minutes against the Thunder on Monday.

    Advice: As long as Len can get 22-25 minutes, he'll be able to post value worth owning in standard leagues. Keep him owned through the All-Star break with hopes more opportunity opens up for him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores 13 points
    Allen Crabbe (illness) returned from a two-game absence on Monday against the Grizzlies with 13 points, four rebounds, three steals, one block and one turnover in 21 minutes.

    Advice: He picked up where he left off with a very nice line. Crabbe has been cruising along with mid-round value in his last 10, so he is worth a hold in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Matt Barnes scores just five in loss
    Matt Barnes scored five points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: If Jeff Green gets big minutes at power forward, that should open up some minutes for Barnes at the three. He's not going to put up eye-popping stat lines, but Green's across-the-board output makes him someone worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic scores 28 points in OT win
    Nikola Vucevic scored 28 points against the Hawks during a 117-110 overtime win on Monday, adding 13 rebounds, six assists and one block.

    Advice: The Hawks are probably glad they won't see Vucevic for a while after he beat them for a game-winner on Sunday. Vooch is playing really well again over his last five, averaging 19.8 points, 8.8 boards, 3.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.8 blocks on 51.7 percent from the field. He's sitting on third-round value on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Nerlens Noel scores eight in 34 minutes
    Nerlens Noel played 34 minutes with eight points, nine rebounds, four assists, four steals and one block against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: The scoring wasn't there, but everything else was for Noel. He's been awesome since Ish Smith arrived on the scene and is putting up first-round value in those 21 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:10 pm
  • Marc Gasol (foot) out for game Monday
    Marc Gasol is dealing with a right mid-foot sprain and will not return to Monday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: This is the same foot issue that has been a problem for him recently, and he was considered questionable to even suit up. He lasted just 11 minutes before hobbling back to the locker room, so the Grizzlies might be more inclined to hold him out until the All-Star break. In the meantime, Zach Randolph will play more center and Ryan Hollins will play more off the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:59 pm
  • Marc Gasol (foot) limps to locker room
    Marc Gasol (foot) limped to the locker room during Monday's game vs. the Blazers after fighting for a loose ball.

    Advice: He has been dealing with a sore left knee and a sore right foot recently, so the Grizzlies should probably just hold him out with the All-Star break right around the corner. Gasol was in a lot of pain, but he should be considered questionable to return for now. If he misses time, Zach Randolph and Ryan Hollins will have to step up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:40 pm
  • Marc Gasol (knee) will start on Monday
    Marc Gasol (knee) will start on Monday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: He was always expected to play, but it should be noted that he isn't 100 percent. Regardless, the All-Star break is coming up which will allow Gasol to get some extra rest. His owners shouldn't be too concerned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:12 pm
  • Nerlens Noel (ankle) will start on Monday
    Nerlens Noel (ankle) is in the starting lineup for Monday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He left Saturday's game vs. the Nets for a few moments to get his ankle re-taped, but he was able to carry on and the issue didn't seem to hold him back. We will let you know how he holds up after tonight's game, but he belongs in all lineups. He scored 18 points with four rebounds, two assists, four steals and three blocks in his last outing. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:40 pm
  • Marc Gasol (foot) expected to play
    Marc Gasol (foot) is expected to play against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: He is not going to be 100 percent and has been playing through some soreness. Gasol played 37 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday and he should see a similar amount of playing time tonight. Keep him in your lineups. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:38 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (illness) is available Monday
    Allen Crabbe (illness) is available for Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He didn't play on Saturday vs. the Rockets, but he must be feeling better and will likely see close to his normal workload on Monday. If the Blazers decide to limit his minutes as a precaution, Gerald Henderson would benefit. Crabbe is worth a look if you need points and treys. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • Derrick Rose (soreness) out for Monday night
    Derrick Rose will not play on Monday against the Hornets due to "just soreness overall."

    Advice: He is hopeful to play on Wednesday against the Hornets. Rose played 34.0 minutes per game in his last two while taking a combined 47 shots in those two losses. The Bulls will start Kirk Hinrich and E'Twaun Moore in the backcourt while there will be plenty of shots to go around. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:19 pm
  • Tiago Splitter getting second opinion
    Tiago Splitter (hip) is getting a second opinion on his right hip.

    Advice: He is out through the break and he could be out for multiple weeks. Splitter can be left on the wire in just about all leagues. There will be more minutes for Mike Scott and Mike Muscala. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:11 pm
  • Rockets assign K.J. McDaniels to D-League
    Rockets assign G/F K.J. McDaniels to the D-League.

    Advice: Like the Rockets, McDaniels' season has failed to launch as anticipated. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:12 am
  • Marc Gasol (foot) questionable for Monday
    Marc Gasol (right foot) is questionable to play against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: He admitted he is playing through an injury and described it as "playing on one leg." The Grizzlies have a game on Monday and Wednesday, so they might want to be careful with Gasol this week before the break. If he can't go, expect to see a lot of small-ball lineups from the Grizzlies. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:12 am
  • O.J. Mayo expected to return on Tuesday night
    O.J. Mayo (sore left hamstring) is expected to make his return on Tuesday vs. Boston.

    Advice: This confirms an earlier report, and all signs point to the veteran guard finally getting back on the floor. Following an 11-game absence, expect Mayo to be eased back into action. With Mayo and Jerryd Bayless once again in the mix, those with Michael Carter-Williams on the roster should be paying very close attention to the minutes distribution in Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 am
  • McRoberts focused on health, contributing
    Josh McRoberts is focused on getting healthy and contributing to the Heat.

    Advice: "I’m just trying to get healthy and have a chance to help the team in a way that I know I can," he said. It's been a trying road for McBob in Miami, relegating him to waiver wire fodder in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:18 am
  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo's 10-day deal expires
    Thanasis Antetokounmpo's 10-day contract has expired.

    Advice: The Knicks could re-sign him to another 10-day deal, but there has been no indication that New York is interested in that move. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:15 am
  • Marc Gasol admits he's playing through injury
    Marc Gasol admitted that he's currently playing through an injury.

    Advice: "I have some issues, but you have to push through it," Gasol said. "I’m never going to use not being 100 percent as an excuse. It’s just not me. I’m going to push through it and give whatever I have to my team. That’s how I’ve always been, and that’s how it’s going to be." Coach Dave Joerger recently said that Gasol is "playing on one leg," so the All-Star break can't come soon enough for the big man. Through three February games, Gasol is averaging 15.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 blocks on 55.3 percent shooting. Despite the injury concern, selling low doesn't make sense, and Gasol is fully expected to continue playing at less than full strength. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:28 am
  • Hoiberg wants Rose to play with pace and push
    Fred Hoiberg wants Derrick Rose to play "with pace and his push" moving forward.

    Advice: With Jimmy Butler (knee) likely out through the All-Star break, Rose's usage rate figures to climb in the upward direction. Rose has been playing better over his last six games, averaging 19.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.0 steals on 42.9 percent shooting. He's better in DFS and points formats than standard leagues because Rose doesn't hit threes, steal the ball or block any shots. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:00 am
  • Nikola Vucevic scores 22, buries game-winner
    Nikola Vucevic scored 22 points on 11-of-19 shooting (including a game-winning, turnaround jumper) on Sunday, to go with nine boards, two assists, two steals and an unfortunate six turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Vucevic's value has dipped to fifth-round status over the past month, largely due to the fact that he's been shooting just 43.5 percent from the field, so tonight's 57.8 percent shooting performance was a welcome sight for his owners. As a career 51.0 percent shooter, Vuc should get the shooting sorted out soon enough, so now would be a good time to float out some buy-low offers. The video of the buzzer-beating shot can be viewed in the video below. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:30 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (illness) questionable Monday
    Allen Crabbe (illness) is questionable to play Monday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: Crabbe is dealing with a stomach bug, and if he can't give it a go on Monday, it'll be Gerald Henderson and Moe Harkless picking up some extended run. Check back for another update on Crabbe following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:58 am
  • Tiago Splitter out through All-Star break
    Tiago Splitter (hip) will be held out until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: The Hawks know better than to rush Splitter back given his injury history, so it's a wise move. Mike Muscala and Mike Scott will continue to see more minutes off the bench, but not enough to make an impact in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:39 am
  • Joerger admits that Marc Gasol is hurting
    Memphis coach Dave Joerger admitted that Marc Gasol is basically "playing on one leg" at the moment.

    Advice: Neither Joerger or Gasol would elaborate, but the big man has been on the injury report in recent weeks with a sore left knee. The All-Star break can't come soon enough for Gasol, but the good news is that there has been no indication that he will miss any time. Expect him to be out there on Monday vs. the Blazers. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:56 am
  • Alex Len plays just 15 minutes
    Alex Len played just 15 minutes on Saturday vs. the Jazz, scoring five points with three boards, two assists and one block.

    Advice: The low minutes was a major buzzkill after the center went off on Thursday vs. the Rockets with 12 points, 18 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes. The Suns are tanking and are clearly rebuilding for the future, so hopefully coach Earl Watson stops delaying the process and reduces Tyson Chandler's role. Len is an excellent stash for after the All-Star break, so hold him if you can. Chandler finished with 10 points, 14 boards and one block in 25 minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:17 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 17 w/ eight dimes
    Markieff Morris scored 17 points with seven boards, eight assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: His stat line was fantastic, but the only negative is that he shot just 6-of-22 from the field because the Suns weren't generating any easy looks. The Suns have been using Morris as the focal point of their offense, but to be clear they are more than likely just showcasing him for a trade. Regardless, he needs to be owned in all leagues right now with averages of 16.0 points, 6.4 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.6 steals and 0.8 3-pointers over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:08 pm
  • Derrick Rose has season-high 10 assists
    Derrick Rose handed out a season-high 10 assists against the Wolves on Saturday during a 112-105 loss, adding 18 points, five rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: He has been horrible in back-to-back sets and made just 6-of-20 from the field tonight. Rose is going to be really busy and could be an option in DFS while Jimmy Butler (knee) is out, but he doesn't get a big bump in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:59 pm
  • Marc Gasol scores 22 points in loss
    Marc Gasol scored 22 points in a loss to the Mavericks on Saturday with six boards, two assists and one block in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He was an efficient 9-of-15 from the field, but he hit just 4-of-6 from the line and had a couple of turnovers. The Grizzlies were on a five-game winning streak coming into this one, but they will look to bounce back in a difficult matchup with the Blazers on Monday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:52 pm
  • Matt Barnes double-doubles in loss
    Matt Barnes posted a double-double on Saturday vs. the Mavericks, scoring 17 points with 11 rebounds, five assists, one block and five 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. He just returned from a hamstring injury on Friday vs. the Knicks, so the fact that he was able to log 36 minutes in the overtime loss is a really good sign. Barnes is still flirting with top-80 value on the season, so he needs to be owned in standard leagues after a performance like this one. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:42 pm
  • Nerlens Noel scored 18 points in win
    Nerlens Noel (right ankle) scored 18 points with four rebounds, two assists, four steals and three blocks in 32 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: He did go to the locker room to get re-taped and returned about five minutes later in real time. Noel did have something up with his left foot on Friday, but it was very minor -- he just took his shoe off. Noel is grooving since Ish Smith (ankle) arrived and even T.J. McConnell held the offense together. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:11 pm
  • Nerlens Noel (ankle) is available to return
    Nerlens Noel (ankle) limped to the locker room during the third quarter of Saturday's game vs. the Nets, but he is available to return after getting re-taped.

    Advice: He fell awkwardly on his right ankle and was in obvious pain, but he only stayed in the locker room for a few moments and is back on the bench. It sounds like he is good to go, but we will have an update after the game to let you know how he holds up. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:10 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (illness) out against Rockets
    Allen Crabbe (illness) will miss Saturday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: He showed up at the arena with an illness and he is officially inactive. That should mean more minutes for Gerald Henderson and Moe Harkless. If you have Crabbe in your DFS lineup, you might need to swap him out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:08 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (hip) ruled out for Sunday
    Tiago Splitter (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday against the Magic.

    Advice: He is likely out through the break with his troublesome hip injury. Expect more Mike Muscala and Mike Scott to back up Al Horford. Splitter can be dropped basically everywhere. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:30 pm
  • Derrick Rose drops 30-9-8 line in loss
    Derrick Rose scored 30 points with nine rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two turnovers in 35 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday during a 115-110 loss.

    Advice: He was very busy, making 13-of-27 from the field with his 37.1 usage rate in the second half. If Jimmy Butler (knee) misses time, we'll be seeing a ton of Rose in the offense. His upside still isn't high because of low defensive stats and treys, but he'll likely be better for DFS. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:57 pm
  • Matt Barnes returns, scores 12
    Matt Barnes (hamstring) returned during a 91-85 win over the Knicks on Friday with 12 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It was his first game at MSG since the Derek Fisher drama. In true Barnes fashion, he did some warming up on the Knicks side of the court before the game -- this was before other Knicks came out. Barnes should be able to flirt with top-100 value with his fantasy-friendly game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:29 pm
  • Kidd expects Mayo (hamstring) to play Tuesday
    Jason Kidd said that he expects O.J. Mayo (sore left hamstring) to play Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Mayo was able to get through a full practice on Thursday unscathed, so it sounds like he'll be ready to get back on the court Tuesday night following an 11 game absence. Mayo will likely be eased back into the rotation in Milwaukee, and with averages of just 9.1 points, 1.2 three-pointers and 1.2 steals on 37.4 percent shooting on the year, he can safely remain on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:51 pm
  • Matt Barnes will play vs. Knicks on Friday
    Matt Barnes (hamstring) will play against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: "We should be fully loaded," coach Dave Joerger said. Yes, this means he gets his first game at MSG since the Derek Fisher drama. Barnes is still a hold in standard leagues, but he's lost some value with Jeff Green tearing it up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:09 pm
  • Matt Barnes (hamstring) is still questionable
    Matt Barnes (hamstring) remains questionable for Friday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Given his history with Knicks head coach Derek Fisher, Barnes will do everything in his power to play tonight. He did go through the morning shootaround, so it sounds like he could be a game-time call. If he misses another game, Jeff Green and Tony Allen would benefit the most. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:21 am
  • Allen Crabbe scores 17 points
    Allen Crabbe scored 17 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: He's been terrific and the Cal product is really going to put some pressure on the Blazers this summer when it comes time to sign him. Crabbe has sixth-round value in standard leagues in 2016, so he's worth owning right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:20 pm
  • Markieff Morris cools off in loss
    Markieff Morris made 4-of-12 for 14 points against the Rockets on Thursday with five rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The offense went through him quite a bit tonight, but the efficiency wasn't there like it was in his 30-point explosion. Morris was even teaching the younger guys tonight, which didn't happen often under Jeff Hornacek. A trade will kill his value, but he's worth owning as long as he's starting. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:55 pm
  • Alex Len grabs career-high 18 boards
    Alex Len grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds against the Rockets on Thursday with 12 points, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't get any minutes at power forward and that part of his minute allotment looks like it's over for now -- at least until Markieff Morris is no longer around. The Suns have said they want to go with a youth movement while making Tyson Chandler more of a leader, so expect Len to hang around the 23-26 minute mark most nights. He'll still be worth owning with that amount of playing time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:34 pm
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) out Friday vs. Utah
    O.J. Mayo (sore left hamstring) will not play Friday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Mayo was able to go through a full practice with the Bucks on Thursday, and head coach Jason Kidd said that he's looking good, so at least Mayo is getting close to a return after spending half of January on the sidelines. However, O.J. is averaging just 9.1 points, 1.2 steals and 1.2 three-pointers per game on 37.4 percent shooting, so even when he does get back on the court, there's not much reason to own him in most formats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:40 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (hip) ruled out for Friday
    Tiago Splitter (right hip) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Splitter said on Wednesday that his injury is "not good," so he could be looking at some extended time on the shelf. It'll be Mike Muscala and Mike Scott earning some extended run in his absence, but neither of those guys will be able to do much with Atlanta's frontcourt healthy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:06 pm
  • Matt Barnes (hamstring) questionable Friday
    Matt Barnes (right hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Matt Barnes sat out Monday's matchup with New Orleans, and given the tricky nature of hamstring injuries, it wouldn't be shocking to see him miss Friday's contest as well. Jeff Green, Tony Allen and Vince Carter will see an uptick in minutes if Barnes is out, with Green offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:21 pm
  • Tiago Splitter not doing well with calf issue
    Tiago Splitter (calf) said his injury is "not good" on Wednesday.

    Advice: Splitter is out tonight and will likely miss more games. He is getting frustrated and was asked about it. "I am, I am a little bit," Splitter said. "At the same time, I’m working hard to get back. I want to play. It has been a little bit frustrating." Expect to see more run for Mike Muscala and Mike Scott. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:14 pm
  • Stein: Raptors interested in Markieff Morris
    The Raptors are showing interest in Markieff Morris, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Stein reported earlier that the Raptors have interest in P.J. Tucker. The Raptors and Suns played last night, which included Morris going for a season-high 30 points in his best game of the season. Coach Earl Watson called Morris "the main focus" of the offense, so a trade to Toronto would cripple his value. If he's moved, that would help Mirza Teletovic, who is also believed to be on the block. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:53 am
  • Colangelo implies 76ers will trade away a big
    Jerry Colangelo said that at some point the 76ers will need to make a decision of "what to do" with Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid.

    Advice: "Right now, [Noel's] natural position is center. He's a rim protector," said Colangelo. "He is who he is. As you go forward and try to analyze this thing, what's the best combination? Who complements one another? How do you surround the player?" The Noel-Okafor pairing is far from ideal, and it will only get more complicated once Embiid comes into the fold. It seems that Colangelo would prefer to trade one of the bigs on the roster, but it doesn't sound like anything is imminent on that front. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:03 am
  • Watson: Markieff Morris is 'focus' of offense
    Earl Watson said after Tuesday's game, when Markieff Morris exploded for 30 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer, that Morris is now the focal point of the team's struggling offense.

    Advice: "He is the main focus of our offense moving forward, we know that," Watson said after the game. Morris racked up season highs in points, rebounds, assists and blocks (tie) and is officially a must-pickup player in fantasy hoops. He could flop at any time or be traded into a bad situation, but based on what his coach said tonight, you have every reason to try to get him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:55 pm
  • Alex Len invisible in Tuesday's loss
    Alex Len got into some early foul trouble on Tuesday and the Suns decided to play small ball against the Raptors. Len finished with just two points and four rebounds on 1-of-5 shooting in 16 minutes.

    Advice: We love Len, but tonight's disaster was painful and the fact he's not starting over Tyson Chandler doesn't help, either. Len is still a hold in most fantasy leagues, but if you feel like you can't take it anymore, you've got to do what you've got to do. He's averaging just 4.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his last four games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:09 pm
  • Markieff Morris goes for 30 & 11 in start
    Markieff Morris started over Mirza Teletovic on Tuesday and went off for 30 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer on 13-of-20 shooting in 41 minutes.

    Advice: The points, boards, assists and blocks (tie) were all season highs for the disgruntled Morris, and the Suns and new coach Earl Watson are in full showcase mode as they hope to trade Morris. This will certainly help his trade value and he is officially the hottest pickup of the night in fantasy. He could fade just as quickly as he exploded, but he's probably worth grabbing if you have someone to drop. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:56 pm
  • Markieff Morris will start on Tuesday
    Markieff Morris will start on Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: The Suns will likely be sellers at the trade deadline and Morris is a candidate to be moved, so they're clearly trying to boost his value. He hasn't played well this season, and a trade to a contender wouldn't necessarily be a good thing for his value. For now, he's better suited for deeper leagues. Mirza Teletovic will return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:55 pm
  • Markieff Morris could start Tuesday vs. TOR?
    Markieff Morris may return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors, according to beat reporter Paul Coro.

    Advice: Coro is basing this assessment off newly appointed interim head coach Earl Watson's quotes from earlier today when he said he's going to "nurture and embrace" Morris. Markieff's playing time could be trending up with a new coach at the helm, so he's someone to consider as a speculative add in deep leagues if you have someone to cut. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:29 pm
  • Watson says the Suns will 'embrace' Markieff
    Coach Earl Watson said the Suns are going to "nurture and embrace" Markieff Morris.

    Advice: He said the team needs him and for Morris' attitude "to be positive no matter what." Watson talked a lot about a family environment, passion and honesty in his press conference, so Morris may be receptive at least in the short term. Morris and Watson have a good relationship and the new coach says he wants clearer roles, so there's a good chance Morris gets the lion's share of power forward minutes tonight. He's not playing well, so he's only worth a look if you have something to cut for now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:08 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (hip) ruled out for Wednesday
    Tiago Splitter (hip) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: It'll be Splitter's second straight game on the sidelines and Mike Muscala will likely pick up the bulk of Splitter's minutes on Wednesday. Neither of these guys have any fantasy value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:53 pm
  • O.J. Mayo out Tuesday against Trail Blazers
    O.J. Mayo (sore left hamstring) will not play against the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Mayo will miss his tenth consecutive game on Tuesday and looks to be out until at least the All-Star break as he is still without a timetable. Jerryd Bayless and Rashad Vaughn will continue to see an uptick in minutes, but neither carries much fantasy value beyond deeper leagues even with Mayo out. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:42 am
  • Marc Gasol scores 14 in 32 minutes
    Marc Gasol scored 14 points with three rebounds, seven assists and two blocks in 32 minutes against the Pelicans during a 110-95 win on Monday.

    Advice: His knee was not a problem tonight as he handled the post nicely. Gasol's knee has been an issue in the last two seasons, but he still hasn't missed a game this season. The Grizzlies are off until Friday and have a back-to-back. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:28 pm
  • Matt Barnes (right hamstring) out vs. NO
    Matt Barnes (right hamstring) will not play against the Pelicans on Monday.

    Advice: This injury popped up out of nowhere and it's unknown how much time he'll miss. With Barnes out, there should be more run for for Jeff Green, Courtney Lee and Tony Allen. Keep Barnes benched for now. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 4:46 pm
  • Matt Barnes is a game-time call vs. Pelicans
    Matt Barnes (hamstring) is a game-time call against the Pelicans on Monday, but is closer to doubtful.

    Advice: Barnes' hamstring issue is new, but he's dealt with this problem before. If Barnes can't go, that means there will be more minutes for Courtney Lee, Jeff Green and Tony Allen. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 3:36 pm
  • Tiago Splitter has been ruled out Monday
    Tiago Splitter (right hip) has been ruled out for Monday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Well, that explains why the Hawks recalled Walter Tavares from the D-League. Spliiter only plays minutes in the teens, so he isn't a fantasy asset anyways. Mike Muscala is expected to get most of Splitter's minutes. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 3:22 pm
  • Rockets recall K.J. McDaniels from D-League
    Rockets recall G/F K.J. McDaniels from the D-League.

    Advice: Although he's an exciting athlete, McDaniels isn't going to be in Houston's rotation unless there is an injury on the wing. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 10:14 am
  • Popovich unafraid to give Kyle Anderson time
    Gregg Popovich is unafraid to give Kyle Anderson regular minutes in the rotation.

    Advice: "We’re giving [Simmons] and Kyle minutes to try and prepare them to become real pros and real contributors in the league," Popovich said. Despite a regular role of 15-20 minutes over his last six games, Slo-Mo is not a fantasy option in any format. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 7:54 am
  • Allen Crabbe helps Blazers beat Minnesota
    Allen Crabbe came off the bench for eight points on 4-of-7 in 23 minutes vs. the Wolves on Sunday, adding three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Crabbe is having a career year and he's quietly emerged with top-75 value in January (9-cat), posting 11.8 points, 1.6 triples, 3.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 assists, while making 47.3 percent FGs without a single miss at the FT line. He's not flashy, but is worth a pickup as a cheap, well-rounded roto option. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 9:21 pm
  • Markieff Morris gets season-high four steals
    Markieff Morris collected a season-high four steals on Sunday, adding 13 points with four rebounds and four assists.

    Advice: Morris shot 5-of-13 from the field in 26 minutes of action, and he's showing some signs of life over the Suns' past four games. He's on the trade block but Phoenix is hoping to extract more value than what they've been offered thus far, so it looks like Morris will be stuck in his current role until the trade deadline is impending. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:14 pm
  • Alex Len quiet in 15 minutes off Suns' bench
    Alex Len came off the Suns' bench vs. Dallas on Sunday, finishing with just six points, eight rebounds and three blocks in 15 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs deployed a small starting lineup with Chandler Parsons at PF, which may have been the catalyst for the change with Mirza Teletovic starting over Len. They'll play a more traditional frontcourt in Toronto on Tuesday, so Len's trip to the bench may be short-lived -- either way he remains a 'hold' in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:13 pm
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) out Monday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play on Monday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He has no timetable for a return and could miss more games. Jerryd Bayless has been getting most of Mayo's minutes, while rookie Rashad Vaughn has also been in the rotation. Leave Mayo on the wire. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:05 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic's shooting slump continues
    Nikola Vucevic's shooting slump continued on Sunday as he shot just 6-of-17 to finish with 16 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks.

    Advice: Vuc's rebounds, assists and blocks have been rock-solid but his shot has abandoned him -- in the past eight games he shot a combined 39.1 percent from the field. An upward correction is inevitable for the career 51.0 percent shooter. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 6:56 pm
  • Josh McRoberts logs 18 minutes vs. Atlanta
    Josh McRoberts came off the bench for six points (1-of-3 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), two rebounds and one assist on Sunday, playing 18 minutes in a lopsided win vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: McRoberts is on a strict minute-limit and he's irrelevant in the vast majority of leagues -- the veteran has attempted a mere 63 shots in 327 minutes of action this season. We'll let you know if his prospects improve. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 6:19 pm
  • Alex Len shifts to bench vs. small-ball Mavs
    Alex Len will come off the Suns' bench on Sunday, with Mirza Teletovic starting at PF.

    Advice: The Mavericks are starting Chandler Parsons at PF tonight so Len's owners shouldn't panic, even though he also didn't start the second half of Friday's game. Phoenix has every reason to find him minutes, whether he starts or comes off the bench, so sit tight. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 4:14 pm
  • Derrick Rose scores 20 points with four dimes
    Derrick Rose scored 20 points on 10-of-17 shooting Sunday, to go with five rebounds, four assists and three turnovers through 33 minutes of action.

    Advice: Rose has actually worked his way into a late-round evaluation over the past two weeks with averages of 18.0 points, 3.2 assists and just 1.5 turnovers per game on 45.5 percent shooting from the field. He’s finally beginning to concede touches to Jimmy Butler, which is why his turnovers are down and the shooting percentages are up, so hopefully that trend continues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 3:08 pm
  • Matt Barnes fails to score in 22 minutes
    Matt Barnes missed all seven of his shots from the field on Saturday vs. the Kings and failed to score in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Yikes. The good news is that Barnes salvaged his line with three boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks, so it's hard to drop a player with that kind of upside after one bad performance. He had five fouls which explains the low minutes, but we would like him better if the Grizzlies went back to their small-ball lineup. Barnes had 13 points, four boards, two assists, one steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers in his previous game, so it makes sense to give him another chance. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:58 pm
  • Rockets assign McDaniels to D-League
    The Rockets have assigned K.J. McDaniels to the D-League.

    Advice: He isn't in the rotation in Houston and that may not change for the remainder of the season. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 9:32 am
  • Allen Crabbe scores 20 vs. Hornets
    Allen Crabbe scored 20 points against the Hornets on Friday with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, two turnovers and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Crabbe isn't playing small forward as much as he was earlier in the season, but his minutes are up in his last six. Still, he only put up 12th-round value in that span, so there's little incentive to adding him. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 11:09 pm
  • Josh McRoberts returns
    Josh McRoberts made his return on Friday after missing almost two months, scoring two points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one block in 16 minutes.

    Advice: He looked fine and the Heat ran some stuff through him. McRoberts' knee issue probably won't go away and he can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:46 pm
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