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    • Kyle Lowry scores four, gets hurt
      Kyle Lowry left the game in the first quarter and did return, finishing with four points, two rebounds and no assists in 19 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

      Advice: The injury doesn't sound serious and the Raptors were just a disaster tonight. In fact, they made just 1-of-19 from the field in the first quarter. Lowry should be fine for Saturday against the Knicks. Rotoworld.com
      34 minutes ago
    • Mo Williams scores 31 points with six threes
      Mo Williams hit 9-of-23 shots (including six threes) for 31 points, seven rebounds, four assists and one steal over 37 minutes on Friday against the Celtics.

      Advice: Williams has been a bountiful add not once but twice this season. Even when Kemba Walker in mid-March there should be enough food at the table for him to eat in Charlotte. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:49 pm
    • Shane Larkin plays 36 minutes
      Shane Larkin played 36 minutes against the Pistons on Friday with 16 points, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He started overtime for the Knicks and looks like the biggest beneficiariy of the Jose Calderon (Achilles) injury. Larkin has rarely put up multiple good games in a row and has yet to score in double figures in consecutive games all season. We'd like to see it again before adding him in 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:46 pm
       
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    • Reggie Jackson has an abysmal game
      Reggie Jackson made 5-of-24 from the field against the Knicks on Friday for 16 points with five rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointers.

      Advice: This kind of line against the Knicks is inexcusable. Jackson hasn't quite hit his stride with his new team and is making just 33.3 percent from the field in his last three. Jackson is still a huge part of the offense and he's a good bet for several 20-7-7 kind of lines this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:23 pm
    • George Hill logs 1st triple-double of career
      George Hill logged the first triple-double of his career on Friday during a 93-86 win over the Cavs with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists, one block, two steals and two turnovers.

      Advice: Since Monday, there has been a triple-double every night this week. Hill has really stepped up with 7.0 assists per game in his last five, adding averages of 12.8 points, 4.2 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.4 treys. He's not shooting the ball well, but he is a must-start player right now. Plus, it's great to see his groin injury is behind him. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:06 pm
    • Payton continues to struggle in standards
      Elfrid Payton struggled again on Friday, scoring four points on 2-of-8 shooting with one rebound, five assists and two steals in 25 minutes.

      Advice: Payton hasn't been getting it done in standard leagues for a while now and though we like his chances of getting hot given his minutes and usage, he simply can't be a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:53 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey scores 19 points
      Rodney Stuckey scored 19 points against the Cavs on Friday with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's playing some of the best basketball of his career over his last five, averaging 20.0 points, 3.0 boards, 3.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 treys on 56.7 percent from the field. Stuckey's body of work suggests this is a fluke, but he's been too hot to ignore. Feel free to grab him and ride him while he's hot. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:51 pm
    • Matthew Dellavedova takes 18 shots
      Matthew Dellavedova made 5-of-18 from the field for 14 points against the Pacers on Friday with 10 rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes during a start.

      Advice: His 18 shots from the field were close to half of his previous season high (10). Even if Kyrie Irving (shoulder) needs to miss time, fantasy owners should not be expecting a lot out of Dellavedova in the coming days. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:27 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan scores eight
      Isaiah Canaan struggled again on Friday against the Wizards with eight points, three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer on 3-of-11 from the field.

      Advice: He really has to stop relying on his isolation plays and cool it with the contested pullups. That said, Canaan shouldn't have much competition for his minutes and he is going to be asked to score a lot, so he's still a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:06 pm
    • John Wall has a bad game vs. Philly
      John Wall made 7-of-26 from the field for 21 points with five rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and four turnovers in 38 minutes during an 89-81 loss to the 76ers.

      Advice: Holy cow the Wizards are bad right now. They're 2-11 in their last 13 games and have lost their last six. Wall's numbers are not great in his last 13, averaging 16.2 points, 4.6 boards, 9.9 assists, 4.0 turnovers, 0.8 steals and 0.9 treys on 39.6 percent from the field. The Wizards basically have a must-win game at home vs. Detroit on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:46 pm
    • Russell Westbrook is good to go vs. Blazers
      Russell Westbrook (ankle) is ready to go against the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: Even though the Thunder lost, Westbrook was ridiculous on Thursday. He actually put up a 63.4 usage rate in the fourth quarter. Amazingly, the Thunder are 8-0 on the second night of a back-to-back with a healthy Westy. Enjoy watching the game tonight, everyone. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:10 pm
    • Pat Beverley is a go, likely on a minutes cap
      Patrick Beverley (illness) will play against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: He will have a minutes limit tonight. Beverley probably won't be shooting the ball more than six times or so because he's in a slump. He's more of a stash in standard leagues until he gets it going. Jason Terry can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:08 pm
       
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      W, 102-98 * vs Bkn
    • Jose Calderon (Achilles) to get an MRI
      Jose Calderon (Achilles) is getting an MRI on Saturday.

      Advice: It sounds like he'll miss some time here and he can be dropped in most leagues. Calderon probably isn't out for the year, but he hasn't played well enough to stash. Langston Galloway will run the point while Cleanthony Early moves into the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:39 pm
    • Patrick Beverley expected to play on Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) is expected to play against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: He hasn't been playing well these days, making 19.2 percent from the field in his last three. Beverley probably won't have a lot of shots going his way tonight and is not a great play in fantasy right now. Jason Terry also loses his luster. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:24 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 102-98 * vs Bkn
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) questionable Sunday
      David Blatt said that Kyrie Irving's (shoulder) MRI came back clear enough that he may be able to suit up for Sunday's game vs. Houston.

      Advice: Irving is just dealing with a shoulder strain, so hopefully he'll be ready to go on Sunday after sitting out of Friday's game vs. the Pacers. Matthew Dellavedova will slide into the starting point guard spot for as long as Irving is out, but with averages of just 6.6 points, 4.9 assists, and 1.8 three-pointers with the starting unit, Dellavedova's value is limited to very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:49 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 93-86 @ Ind
    • Jordan Clarkson says playing w/ Boozer helps
      Jordan Clarkson said that playing next to Carlos Boozer has helped his game.

      Advice: "It makes it a lot easier having Boozer on the court, a veteran guy that can knock down shots," said Clarkson. "He's out there talking to me throughout the whole time." The Lakers have made it clear that developing Clarkson will be a priority in LA, so it's quite possible that Boozer sticks with the starting lineup as Clarkson's mentor. Clarkson is averaging a respectable 13.6 points, 3.7 assists, and 1.2 steals since entering the starting lineup, and he's well worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:22 pm
    • Mattthew Dellavedova likely to start
      Matthew Dellavedova is expected to start against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: This isn't really a noteworthy move for fantasy. In his 148 minutes next to LeBron James and Kevin Love with Kyrie on the bench, Dellavedova holds an 8.0 usage rate to go with an effective field goal percentage of 23.7. He's only an option in deep leagues tonight and averages about 0.3 DFS points per minute in most formats in the aforementioned situations. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:02 pm
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) ruled out on Friday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not play on Friday against the Pacers.

      Advice: He suffered the left shoulder strain on Friday, but he was back on the bench following the injury. Irving had an MRI and it would appear he's day-to-day because the team did not rule him out for Sunday against the Rockets. Matthew Dellavedova logged all of the backup point guard minutes on Thursday night and is likely going to start. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:34 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 93-86 @ Ind
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) out again for Friday
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play against the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: The Bucks called Mayo sitting on Wednesday as "rest" but it certainly raised a red flag because they weren't on the front or back end of a back-to-back set. Mayo tweaked his hamstring on Feb. 20, but he did play 31.0 minutes per game in his two following outings. With Mayo out, Jerryd Bayless will log more minutes at shooting guard which may allow Tyler Ennis to get minutes close to 20. Khris Middleton should also have a higher usage rate, which helped him get to 19 points on Wednesday. Mayo is a tough player to own now that he's not healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:04 pm
       
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      L, 101-93 @ LAL
    • Lin to start over Clarkson at some point?
      Coach Bryon Scott said he is thinking of starting Jeremy Lin at some point.

      Advice: The change is not going to happen tonight with the Lakers sticking with the same starting five. Lin may start over Jordan Clarkson or the team could go with a two-PG lineup, as well. Clarkson has played next to Lin for 23.3 percent of his minutes this season, so this isn't too bold and there won't be many fantasy implications here outside of Wayne Ellington being less appealing. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:37 am
    • Rajon Rondo goes through full practice Friday
      Rajon Rondo went through a full practice on Friday, and he will return to the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Rondo has really struggled with the move to Dallas. He's averaging just 9.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.9 turnovers on 40.8 percent shooting since joining the Mavs. He's no longer putting up elite assist totals, which was really his only source of value, and with poor percentages and limited contributions in the major statistical categories, Rondo can be viewed as a drop-candidate in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:57 am
    • Bulls not planning on adding 15th player
      Updating a previous report, with today's positive news on Derrick Rose, the Bulls are not expected to add a 15th man to their roster.

      Advice: That means that Nate Robinson will need to look for another team interested in acquiring his services. We'll monitor Robinson's situation closely, but he's not much more than a bench player in the NBA, and as long as he's not with a team, it's safe to leave Lil’ Him on the wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:51 am
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) still questionable
      Patrick Beverley (illness) went through the Rockets' shootaround, but he remains questionable for Friday's game vs. Brooklyn.

      Advice: We'll be monitoring Beverley's status closely, but if he's forced to sit on Friday, Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni would pick up most of his minutes. Terry has picked up a majority of Beverley's playing time over the past two games, but with averages of 8.5 points, 2.0 assists, 2.5 steals, and 2.5 three-pointers during that span, his value is limited to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:58 am
       
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      W, 102-98 * vs Bkn
    • Rose's (knee) timetable set at 4-6 weeks
      Derrick Rose underwent a meniscectomy on Friday morning, and he is expected to make a full recovery in 4-6 weeks.

      Advice: Rose is full-weight bearing after undergoing the procedure, and he was able to walk out of the hospital. Rookie Doug McDermott had a similar procedure earlier in the year, and he was able to return to practice in four weeks, so things appear to be moving in a positive direction. If Rose is able to return at the four-week mark, he'll return for the final nine games of the season, however, he sits until the six-week mark he'll only be returning for the final three games of the season. Given Rose's tendency to be on the long-end of his recovery timetable, and the fact his minutes will likely be limited upon his return, owners in all re-draft leagues should probably just drop him at this point. Aaron Brooks will be the starting point guard and primary beneficiary with Rose sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:34 am
       
      Injured
      W, 96-89 vs Min
    • Report: CHI has had discussions w/ Robinson
      The Bulls have reportedly had preliminary discussions with representatives for Nate Robinson, Mikes James, and Jannero Pargo.

      Advice: With Derrick Rose (knee) looking at an extended (and possibly season-long) absence, it appears Chicago would like to add another guard to their backcourt. However, with Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks already on the roster, it's unlikely any of these players being discussed would be able to carve out a role significant enough to matter in standard fantasy leagues. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but for now it's safe to leave Robinson, James, and Pargo on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:09 am
    • Shane Larkin (illness) will play on Friday
      Shane Larkin (illness) is a go for Friday's game vs. the Pistons.

      Advice: With Jose Calderon (Achilles) on the shelf, Larkin will have an opportunity to slide into the starting lineup tonight. However, with season averages of just 5.6 points, 3.1 assists, and 1.3 steal on 39.2 percent shooting as a starter, he's not a great option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:14 am
       
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    • Archie Goodwin gets a DNP-CD
      Archie Goodwin picked up a DNP-CD on Thursday.

      Advice: Shockingly, coach Jeff Hornacek tightened up his rotation. The Suns may have already seen all they needed to, so Goodwin could be done for now. We'll see you in Summer League, Archie. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:12 am
    • Mt. Bledsoe erupts against the Thunder
      Eric Bledsoe was a superstar against the Thunder on Thursday during a 117-113 overtime win, making 11-of-16 from the field for 28 points with 13 rebounds, nine assists, one steal, four blocks and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: That's good for an effective field goal percentage of 75.0. In what was a very uptempo game, Bledsoe seemed to be in total control, which has been the story for his game lately. In his last six games, Bledsoe averaged 20.7 points, 7.3 boards, 7.2 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.3 blocks and 1.3 treys on 50.6 percent from the field. People don't call him Mini-LeBron for no reason. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:48 pm
    • Brandon Knight scores 15 points in win
      Brandon Knight played 48 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: While he did get a front-row seat of the Russ Westbrook Show, Knight looked good. He had a lot of ISO plays and he ran the offense a ton tonight, especially in transition. It's pretty clear coach Jeff Hornacek is going to stagger Knight's minutes with Eric Bledsoe, which should elevate his usage rate. Considering how many treys he's taking, his fantasy value shouldn't fall off too much. He should be viewed as a mid-round guy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:40 pm
    • Almost Bestbrook: Russell trip-dubs in loss
      Russell Westbrook notched his second straight triple-double in Thursday's 117-113 overtime loss to the Suns, finishing with 39 points, 14 boards, 11 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 43 minutes, though he did suffer a minor ankle tweak in the closing moments of the game.

      Advice: That's good for a 48.3 usage rate. He was seen walking around the locker room with no visible limp after the game, so it doesn't look like he is in any danger of missing any action. Westbrook was able to find a tremendous amount of defensive rebounds and he carried the OKC offense tonight, especially in transition. He and teammate Serge Ibaka were No. 1 and 2 in fantasy value since the break. In addition to that, Westbrook is on pace with Oscar Robertson to become the second player in NBA history to average 30 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in a month. If you're under 40 years old, you've never seen this before. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:23 pm
    • D.J. Augustin scores 13 points in 27 minutes
      D.J. Augustin scored 13 points in 27 minutes off the bench on Thursday vs. the Suns, adding five boards, three assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: In four games with the Thunder Augustin has averaged 9.0 points, 3.5 assists, 3.3 boards and 1.5 3-pointers in 26.3 minutes per game. While he is no longer worth owning in standard leagues since his move from Detroit, he is doing enough to remain viable in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:13 pm
    • Stephen Curry scores 18 with six assists
      Stephen Curry notched 18 points on 5-of-17 shooting in Thursday's loss to the Cavaliers, adding six assists, three boards, one steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He is coming off a 32-point performance against the Wizards on Tuesday, so his owners should give him a pass here. The good news is that Curry said his foot is feeling "pretty solid", and head coach Steve Kerr went even further and said that it was no longer an issue. Curry is locked into an all-out battle for the MVP Award alongside James Harden, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, so his owners are in for quite a show as we draw closer to the fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:24 pm
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) doubtful for Friday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not travel to Indiana on Thursday night is now doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: Irving is set to undergo an MRI on Friday morning, so his owners will have to agonizingly wait for an update. The fact that he is not going to travel with the team should all but rule him out for Friday, but crazier things have happened. Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova will have their hands full in the backcourt if Irving sits, while LeBron James and Kevin Love will carry the load on offense for the Cavs. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:06 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 93-86 @ Ind
    • Kyrie Irving says his shoulder feels sore
      Kyrie Irving said that his shoulder was sore after Thursday's game vs. the Warriors, and he will see how he feels in the morning before deciding on his status for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: We will keep him on the injury report unless we get a positive report after shootaround on Friday, but his owners should have backup plan ready just in case. Irving was able to play through the pain against the Warriors and managed to score 24 points, but there's no telling how his shoulder will respond once the adrenaline from the thrilling matchup with Stephen Curry wears off. If Irving sits Friday, expect Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova to see an uptick in minutes for Cleveland, while LeBron James and Kevin Love would have even more responsibility on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:22 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 93-86 @ Ind
    • Kyrie Irving plays through shoulder injury
      Kyrie Irving played through a shoulder injury in Thursday's win over the Warriors, finishing with 24 points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He was simply battling soreness in his shoulder after a minor bump so his owners shouldn't be too concerned. Irving shot just 6-of-17 from the field and 2-of-8 from 3-point range, but his owners can cut him some slack considering he had to go up against the man they call Stephen Curry. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:55 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 93-86 @ Ind
    • Bulls hopeful Rose will return this season
      Bulls Vice President John Paxson said on Thursday that he is hopeful that Derrick Rose (knee) will be able to return this season.

      Advice: Rose is set to undergo surgery on Friday morning at which point a firm timetable will be established, but the Bulls are hoping that this latest injury is just a minor setback. Owners might as well stand pat for now until we get more details after the surgery, but there is still a good chance that Rose misses significant time. Aaron Brooks will continue to start for the Bulls at PG in the meantime and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:58 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 96-89 vs Min
    • Calderon rules out shutting down for season
      Jose Calderon is not considering shutting it down for the season after his latest Achilles injury.

      Advice: Calderon is currently in a walking boot and is listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Pistons, but it's great to see him eager to return to action despite the Knicks fighting the 76ers for last place in the Eastern Conference. Langston Galloway will be the primary beneficiary if Calderon misses time, while Shane Larkin (illness) could get some increased run as well. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:42 pm
    • Shane Larkin (illness) hopeful to play Friday
      Head coach Derek Fisher is hopeful that Shane Larkin (illness) will be able to play on Friday against the Pistons.

      Advice: Jose Calderon is doubtful for Friday with an Achilles issue, and after he was spotted wearing a walking boot at practice on Thursday, there's almost no chance that he plays against the Pistons. Larkin has missed the last three games due to strep throat, but he was able to get some conditioning work in recently. Even if Larkin returns and plays big minutes Friday, his value is still limited to deeper leagues for now. Langston Galloway stands to benefit the most from Calderon's absence and should be owned in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:22 pm
       
      Injured
    • Foot no longer a concern for Stephen Curry
      Steve Kerr said that he spoke with Stephen Curry and the team's athletic trainer on Thursday, and that Curry's foot issue is no longer a concern.

      Advice: Curry also said that his foot is feeling "pretty solid," so it appears that there will be no lingering issues after he was forced to miss Sunday's game vs. the Pacers. Curry is coming off a 30-point, eight-assist outing from Tuesday, and he'll look to keep the momentum going with what should be a thrilling matchup against the Cavs tonight. Hopefully the last we hear of any foot/ankle issues for the MVP-candidate this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:49 pm
    • Canaan admits his conditioning not there yet
      Isaiah Canaan acknowledged during a recent interview that it's been challenging logging heavy minutes with the 76ers as he's still working his body into game shape.

      Advice: Canaan's minutes jumped from 14.8 per game in Houston, to 30.5 per game since coming to Philadelphia, and that has perhaps been a factor in his 38.7 percent shooting from the field with the 76ers. Canaan will have plenty of opportunity to produce as the unquestioned starting point guard in Philly's uptempo system, so hopefully he'll be able to improve on his averages of 12.0 points, 4.0 assists, and 2.7 three-pointers per game as he gets his conditioning to where it needs to be. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:05 pm
    • Derrick Rose set to undergo surgery Friday
      Derrick Rose is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right knee Friday morning, and a timeline for his return will be announced following his procedure.

      Advice: Rose will undergo a meniscectomy, which is a procedure that will remove all or part of his torn meniscus, but it's worth noting that many within the Bulls' organization remain cautiously optimistic that Rose will be able to return at some point this season. We'll be following this story closely, but given the amount of time Rose has spent sidelined over the past three seasons, we're not as optimistic as the Bulls, and Rose can probably be dropped in standard leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:51 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 96-89 vs Min
    • Jose Calderon (Achilles) doubtful for Friday
      Jose Calderon (Achilles) was seen wearing a walking boot during Thursday's practice, and he is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Pistons.

      Advice: With the Knicks playing for draft picks, it's very unlikely that Calderon would play at less than 100 percent, and we fully expect him to sit out of Friday's game. Langston Galloway and Alexey Shved will likely split minutes at the point guard position with Calderon unavailable, and Galloway would make for the best plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:48 am
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) practices Thursday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) went through a light practice on Thursday, but he remains questionable for Friday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: The Rockets kept things light on Thursday, mainly going through shooting drills, so Beverley wasn't really tested and his status is still up in the air for Friday's game. If Beverley is again forced to sit on Friday, Jason Terry would get another game with the starting unit, although he remains an unattractive option in most leagues despite the starter-tag. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:35 am
       
      Injured
      W, 102-98 * vs Bkn
    • Patrick Beverley questionable for Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) is questionable for Friday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Beverley has missed two consecutive games with flu-like symptoms and needed an IV on Monday. He should have had enough time to recover by Friday night, but Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni would fill in with limited fantasy value if Beverley sits again on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:09 am
       
      Injured
      W, 102-98 * vs Bkn
    • Steph Curry says foot feeling better
      Steph Curry (ankle) said his foot is feeling "pretty solid" and that it has responded well to treatment.

      Advice: Curry dropped 32 points with five three-pointers and eight assists on Tuesday, so his recent play certainly backs up his statement. The Warriors have a brutal schedule coming up with four games in each of the next five weeks, but a healthy Curry could pay huge dividends for his fantasy owners with that much game volume on the horizon. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:55 am
    • Kyle Lowry says his current game is trash
      Kyle Lowry said that he thinks his current game is trash and that he's working to figure it out.

      Advice: When asked where he sees his game right now, Lowry said, "I'm trash. I'm trying to figure it out right now, to be honest with you." While his terminology might be a tad strong, Lowry is only averaging 12.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.6 three-pointers over his last five games (all below his season averages), so fantasy owners may want to attempt to buy low before he figures things out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:32 am
    • Rajon Rondo unlikely to return to Dallas
      Rajon Rondo is unlikely to return to the Mavericks after this season, according to Tim McMahon of ESPN Dallas.

      Advice: While Tyson Chandler expects Rondo's recent run-in with head coach Rick Carlisle to bring the team closer, McMahon thinks the altercation and ensuing one-game suspension will lead the free-agent-to-be to bolt Dallas after the season. A winning season could cure everything here, but Rondo has spoken about his desire to be wooed during the free agency period so this latest incident likely won't help the Mavericks' chances to retain the mercurial point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:12 am
    • Rajon Rondo will start vs Nets on Saturday
      Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said Rajon Rondo will start against the Nets on Saturday after serving a one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.

      Advice: An on-court verbal exchange and ensuing post-game shouting match in the locker room led to a one-game suspension for Rondo, but Carlisle is ready to move forward. "It’s one game, we’ll be off [Thursday]," Carlisle said. "He’ll practice Friday, and he’ll be back in the starting lineup on Saturday. The events of last night are in the past. And we’ve got to move forward." It sounds like it's safe for fantasy owners to plug Rondo back into their lineups for Saturday's game against the Nets, while J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will return to bench roles. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:12 am
    • Brandon Knight scores team-high 19
      Brandon Knight scored a team-high 19 points against the Nuggets during a 110-96 win on Wednesday with three rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's established a very nice rapport with Eric Bledsoe. In fact, Knight has passed the ball to Bledsoe more than any other player and he's also received more passes from him than anyone else, too. He's taken 19 attempts from deep in his last two games, which is a good thing based on his 40.4 percent from that range this season. Knight's value won't drop too much in standard leagues thanks to the added output in treys. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:07 pm
    • Jordan Clarkson scores career-high 22 in win
      Jordan Clarkson hit 10-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for a career-high 22 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in Wednesday's win over the Jazz.

      Advice: Jeremy Lin hit just 3-of-12 shots for eight points and three assists tonight, after going off for 25 and 18 points in his previous two games. Clarkson had cooled off recently and appeared to be losing traction to Lin, but is still averaging 13.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 0.8 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five. As long as he's starting, he still looks like a much safer play than Lin at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:35 pm
    • Archie Goodwin plays just six minutes
      Archie Goodwin played just six minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday with one point and one rebound.

      Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek is in mad-scientist mode with his rotation right now and gave the minutes to T.J. Warren tonight. Goodwin still can't shoot and his defensive numbers have really fallen off, so he can be kept on the wire in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:34 pm
    • Mo Williams gets hot in the second half
      Mo Williams scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half against the Bulls during a 98-86 win on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: His numbers look great in Charlotte, averaging 23.0 points, 7.5 dimes, 2.0 steals and 4.0 treys in his two previous starts. Williams is shaping up to be a must-start player in standard leagues until Kemba Walker (knee) returns next month. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:42 pm
    • John Wall struggles, Wiz blowout by MIN
      John Wall hit just 2-of-10 shots for five points, 10 assists and four turnovers in 35 minutes as the Wizards were blown out by the Timberwolves 97-77 on Wednesday.

      Advice: The five points were a season low for Wall, but he's surprisingly had several single-digit scoring nights this season. The Wizards are struggling without Bradley Beal, but still sit as the No. 5 seed in the East despite going 2-8 over their last 10 games. Wall will bounce back from this game, no problem. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:52 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan hands out six dimes
      Isaiah Canaan handed out a season-high six assists against the Bucks on Wednesday with 11 points, two rebounds, six assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and five turnovers on 3-of-10 from the field in 33 minutes.

      Advice: The good news is that he had more responsibility on offense, but he didn't capitalize on it. Canaan seems like his role is secure with minutes in the mid-30s and double-digit shots per night, so he certainly has the upside to be a No. 2 fantasy point guard. Although, his shooting numbers are down and make him more of a bench guy in standard leagues until it starts to click. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:52 pm
    • Elfrid Payton hits 1-of-8 shots for 3 points
      Elfrid Payton hit just 1-of-8 shots for three points in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Heat, but also had five rebounds, nine assists and a steal.

      Advice: His owners should be used to him struggling on offense at times, but as long as he's diming, stealing and rebounding, he's still a nice player to use in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:35 pm
    • Jose Calderon out with Achilles soreness
      Jose Calderon is dealing with Achilles soreness and will not return on Wednesday.

      Advice: He said the Achilles issue has been bothering him for weeks. The Knicks went with the Alexey Shved and Langston Galloway backcourt to close out this game, which tells you all you need to know about the state of that team right now. Calderon tends to miss a lot of time with injuries, so he might miss games. We still wouldn't suggest adding Shved or Galloway in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:45 pm
    • Derrick Rose (knee) surgery may happen by Fri
      Derrick Rose is expected to have surgery on his torn medial meniscus "sooner rather than later," and it could happen as soon as Friday.

      Advice: Beat writer K.C. Johnson also confirmed that there's a growing belief the tear isn't as serious as the one Rose suffered in the same knee on Nov. 2013, which kept him out for nine months after surgery. This could be a small cartilage tear requiring a minimally-invasive procedure, but it's possible that Rose could have his meniscus removed to prevent future setbacks. We won't have a timetable until the surgery is performed, but owners in re-draft leagues can't afford to hold him with the fantasy playoffs looming a few weeks away. Aaron Brooks is an excellent pickup in Rose's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:55 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 96-89 vs Min
    • O.J. Mayo (rest) out against the 76ers
      O.J. Mayo (rest) will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

      Advice: Interesting. The Bucks played their last game on Monday and their next game isn't until Friday, so this is a surprise. Mayo was playing well and even logged 34 minutes on Monday. With him out, Jerryd Bayless should log the majority of his minutes at shooting guard while Khris Middleton may also play a tad more. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:24 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 101-93 @ LAL
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) out again vs. LAC
      Patrick Beverley (illness) will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

      Advice: That's not good against Chris Paul. Beverley needed an IV on Monday, but he should be ready for the weekend. The Rockets will likely start Jason Terry, who scored nine points in 28 minutes on Monday. Pablo Prigioni will also play close to 20 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:18 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 102-98 * vs Bkn
    • Rondo, Carlisle had 2nd argument after game
      Rajon Rondo and coach Rick Carlisle had another "emotionally charged dispute in the locker room after the game," according to ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon.

      Advice: Rondo is not going to play tonight because of it and these arguments may hurt his playing time going forward, though Carlisle said Rondo will start Saturday's game as usual. The Mavericks are not much better with Rondo on the floor and they probably won't miss him tonight. In fact, his Mavs teammates made only 47.9 percent from the field off passes from Rondo. Before Rondo arrived, the Mavs were making 49.1 percent from the field off Monta Ellis passes. Rondo is not a must-own player in standard leagues. Meanwhile, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will step up. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:58 pm
    • Mavs suspend Rajon Rondo for one game
      Rajon Rondo has been suspended for Wednesday's game against the Hawks due to conduct detrimental to the team.

      Advice: He got into an argument with Rick Carlisle on Tuesday and his coach benched him after that. Rondo has been awful this season and it'll be interesting to see how the Mavericks put their lineups together. The former Celtic has actually been below average as defender and the Mavericks have also fallen as an offense since he's joined them, so this suspension might help them tonight. With Rondo out, it'll be J.J. Barea likely to start with Devin Harris also getting more run. Expect to see Monta Ellis have a bigger responsibility as well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:51 pm
    • Derrick Rose to have surgery sooner, not later
      Derrick Rose's medial meniscus tear is not as severe as it was in 2013 and he is expected to have surgery sooner rather than later.

      Advice: Additionally, the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson added some notes this morning: Rose was told after first surgery last season of possibility another tear could happen and that "snip" procedure likely then. He also opted for meniscus to be reattached rather than removed in 2013, but the snipping procedure tends to have a shorter rehab. There's no timetable for his return, but sadly his fantasy owners can cut him in all redraft leagues. Aaron Brook is likely to score more from the point guard spot and is worth a look in standard leagues. Meanwhile, expect Jimmy Butler to really step up. Butler saw a massive increase in production the last time Rose went down, but he's grown immensely since and could have another boost. Tony Snell has also been on a tear and is worth watching. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:50 am
       
      Injured
      W, 96-89 vs Min
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) skips shootaround
      Patrick Beverley (illness) was not at shootaround and remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: He wasn't able to play against the Wolves on Monday due to flu-like symptoms, but it's hard to imagine him not doing everything he can to play against Chris Paul and the Clippers. Beverley will likely be a game-time decision tonight, so his owners will have no choice but to check back later before setting their lineups. Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni will fill the void for the Rockets if Beverley sits, but James Harden will have even more responsibility on offense if that is the case. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:43 am
       
      Injured
      W, 102-98 * vs Bkn
    • Shane Larkin (illness) will not play on Wed.
      Shane Larkin (illness) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: This will be his third straight game on the sidelines, but head coach Derek Fisher said that Larkin could return later in the week. However, Larkin isn;t exactly a big part of the rotation in New York, and with averages of just 5.4 points, 2.5 assists, 2.0 boards and 1.3 steals per game, it's safe to leave him on the wire. Expect Jose Calderon and Langston Galloway to continue logging big minutes in the backcourt on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:15 am
       
      Injured
    • Nate Robinson interested in joining Bulls
      According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Nate Robinson would be interested in returning to the Bulls following the news that Derrick Rose (knee) is likely done for the season.

      Advice: Robinson is a high-volume scorer who can fill it up in a hurry when he is hot, but the Bulls already have a similar player in Aaron Brooks so it will be interesting to see what they decide to do. Robinson only averaged 5.8 points in 14.1 minutes per game this season in Denver, but it's fair to assume that he could potentially play around 20 minutes per game if he landed in Chicago. We will continue to follow this story very closely, but it's safe to leave Robinson on the wire outside of deeper leagues. In the meantime, Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks will do their best to pick up the slack for the Bulls, with Brooks being the being the most intriguing option in terms of fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:09 am
    • Rajon Rondo benched after argument w/ coach
      Rajon Rondo had a heated verbal exchange with coach Rick Carlisle early in the third quarter on Tuesday, after which Rondo never re-entered the game.

      Advice: "Emotional game and we had a difference of opinion," Carlisle said afterward. "Once it was over, it was over." Rondo appeared to ignore Carlisle's play call during an offensive possession, which led to a frustrated timeout during which Rondo and his coach openly yelled at one another in the huddle, and the fact that he didn't return to the game suggests it wasn't immediately "over" as Carlisle suggested. Rondo finished with four points and four assists in 18 minutes and we expect him to resume his typical role as a starter vs. Atlanta on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:49 pm
    • D.J. Augustin struggles in 25 minutes Tuesday
      D.J. Augustin struggled in 25 minutes on Tuesday, as he came off the bench to score three points on 1-of-6 shooting with two rebounds, seven assists and one steal.

      Advice: Anyone holding onto Augustin should scour the waiver wire for a better option. His value tanked overnight with the trade to OKC and he's only worth keeping if you're targeting 3-pointers and assists in a deep league. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:16 pm
    • OKC wins as Russell Westbrook triple-doubles
      The Thunder cruised past the Pacers on Tuesday behind Russell Westbrook's third double-double of the season, as he racked up 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a mere 28 minutes of action.

      Advice: Westbrook has been outrageously good whenever Kevin Durant has been out of commission this year. With Durant on the bench, Westbrook's usage rate soars and he's posting a True Shooting percentage of 57.0 percent, compared to 50.2 percent with Durant on the court. The only bad news is that WB also picked up his league-leading 12th technical foul during tonight's game, putting him four away from a one-game suspension. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:14 pm
    • Report: Derrick Rose has torn right meniscus
      Derrick Rose will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the Bulls announced on Tuesday.

      Advice: This is heartbreaking news for the former MVP, who was just regaining his rhythm after recovering from a torn medial meniscus in his right knee last season. The Bulls will announce an official timetable after he has surgery but it's probable that he's done for the season, including the playoffs. He originally tore his meniscus last November and didn't play in a game until suiting up for FIBA in late August, a nine-month timetable which may be even longer this time considering his lengthy injury history. The only good news is that according to beat writer K.C. Johnson, "[The] initial belief is that this tear is not as extensive as tear in November 2013." Aaron Brooks, Kirk Hinrich and E'Twaun Moore will do their best to fill the void at PG in his absence, with Brooks and Hinrich standing out as the best speculative fantasy pickups. Get well, D-Rose. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:51 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 96-89 vs Min
    • Rodney Stuckey shoots 2-of-8 in loss to OKC
      Rodney Stuckey cooled off on Tuesday, scoring five points on 2-of-8 shooting with four rebounds, five assists and three turnovers in 26 minutes vs. OKC.

      Advice: He appeared to tweak his foot or ankle during a drive early in the game, but walked it off and wasn't limited in the second half. Stuckey was shooting an unrealistic 60.3 percent in his previous five games and owners shouldn't be shocked by tonight's dropoff -- the good news is that he chipped in enough boards and assists to salvage some value, and appears to have avoided any lasting injury. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:50 pm
    • Reggie Jackson racks up 22 pts, 8 reb, 9 ast
      Reggie Jackson filled up the boxscore during Tuesday's home loss, scoring a team-high 22 points with one 3-pointer, eight rebounds, nine assists and one block.

      Advice: R-Jax took a whopping 15 drives to the basket during his Pistons debut, according to NBA.com, and he finished 5-of-8 within 12 feet of the hoop tonight. He's being unleashed by coach Stan Van Gundy, a thrilling development for patient owners who watched him languish on OKC's bench prior to the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:32 pm
    • Stephen Curry (ankle) scores 32 pts in return
      Stephen Curry (ankle) was back in Golden State's starting lineup on Tuesday, dropping 32 points, five 3-pointers, eight assists and two steals in 34 minutes of action.

      Advice: He didn't commit any turnovers while shooting 11-of-18 from the field and 5-of-5 from the FT line. It's safe to conclude that his ankle is healthy. Curry's fantasy owners can look forward to a torrid stretch during the fantasy playoffs, as Golden State plays four games in each of the next five weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:41 pm
    • John Wall double-doubles, commits eight TOs
      John Wall scored 16 points and handed out 11 assists vs. Steph Curry and the Warriors on Tuesday, but he also committed eight turnovers in the Wizards' defeat.

      Advice: Wall is once again leading the NBA with 578 total assists, putting him 19 dimes ahead of second-place Chris Paul. He shot just 8-of-18 from the field, missing all of his 3-pointers and his only free throw attempt, and the high turnovers are a fact of life for Wall's fantasy owners -- only James Harden has coughed up the rock more often than Wall this season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:36 pm
    • Stephen Curry (ankle) will start Tuesday
      Updating a previous report, Stephen Curry (ankle) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Wizards, sending Shaun Livingston back to the bench.

      Advice: The matchup is an irrelevant factor for Curry as he can easily go off for 50 points on any given night, so go ahead and get the MVP candidate back in your active lineups for what should be an exciting, uptempo game with the Wizards. Livingston's return to the bench will make him a negligible asset in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:23 pm
    • Stephen Curry (ankle) expected to play Tues.
      Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr said, "It looks like Stephen [Curry] is going to play," Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: All signs are pointing towards Curry giving it a go, and it's all but official at this point. Owners can feel confident plugging Curry into their active roster tonight, and we'll let you know if anything changes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:07 pm
    • Rose limited at practice, will play Wednesday
      Derrick Rose had some overall soreness and was limited during Tuesday's practice, but he is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: Rose has been struggling with his shot for much of the season, and he has only hit 40.5 percent of his shots through the month of February with averages of 17.3 points, 5.8 assists and 1.0 three-pointer per game. He will however draw a favorable matchup against Mo Williams of the Hornets for Wednesday's game, so he has a chance of bouncing back from Monday's disappointing 1-of-13 shooting performance. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:29 am
       
      Injured
      W, 96-89 vs Min
    • Patrick Beverley questionable for Wednesday
      Patrick Beverley (flu-like symptoms) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

      Advice: Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni filled in for Beverley on Monday as he missed the Rockets' game against the Wolves with the same illness. While neither player had a big game in Beverley's absence, Terry has more fantasy potential of the two if Beverley sits again on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:34 am
       
      Injured
      W, 102-98 * vs Bkn
    • Steph Curry probable for Tues vs Wizards
      Steph Curry (ankle/foot) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Wizards, according to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

      Advice: This is great news for Steph's fantasy owners after he was forced to miss Sunday's game with a sore right foot. We'll update his status closer to game time, but Curry can be safely plugged back into fantasy lineups while Shaun Livingston will return to a bench role. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:01 am
    • Bledsoe posts monster 21-7-10 line in loss
      Eric Bledsoe scored 21 points on 8-of-18 shooting (including two threes) with seven rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, one block and six turnovers in Monday's home loss to the Celtics.

      Advice: With Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas out and just Brandon Knight coming in, don't be surprised if Bledsoe posts first and second round value in 8- and 9-cat leagues, respectively. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:10 pm
    • Knight scores 20 points w/ four 3PMs in start
      Brandon Knight moved into the starting lineup in the Suns' 115-110 loss to the Celtics on Monday, scoring 20 points on 8-of-19 shooting (4-of-11 from deep) with one rebound and four assists in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Knight is going to produce more like a shooting guard than a point guard in Phoenix, and it's fair to wonder if he'll keep up with the gaudy rebounding totals. He did not have a steal or block or go to the free throw line at all, but altogether the increase in 3-point attempts will go a long way toward keeping his value from dipping too much. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:07 pm
    • Lowry busts out of slump with 22 and five
      Kyle Lowry scored 22 points on 8-of-19 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, five assists and three steals in Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Lowry had been in a small slump as the return of DeMar DeRozan was bound to shake things up, even if just temporarily. The buy low window shuts with this outing, if it existed in the first place. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:08 pm
    • Rose hits just 1-of-13 shots in ugly win
      Derrick Rose hit just 1-of-13 shots in Monday's ugly blowout win over the Bucks, finishing with eight points, five rebounds, eight assists, one block and one three.

      Advice: Rose's name is much bigger than his game in standard fantasy formats, due to a combined 2.6 money stats per game (3s/STLs/BLKs) and an extremely weighted 40.7 percent mark from the field. Joakim Noah added eight points and 16 boards but no steals or blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:40 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 96-89 vs Min
    • Isaiah Canaan scores 11 points
      Isaiah Canaan made his second start for the 76ers on Monday with 11 points, one rebound, three assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He didn't look great on defense, but his playing time seems safe with 30 minutes tonight. The 76ers haven't had a point guard capable of shooting treys in a while and he clearly has the green light with multiple pull-up treys before even passing the ball in a halfcourt set. Canaan is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:34 pm
    • Archie Goodwin getting minutes again?
      Coach Jeff Hornacek said Archie Goodwin's recent play has given him confidence to play more.

      Advice: Based on that comment, we might not see much Gerald Green tonight. Goodwin has really played well in the D-League on the season and he's played double-digit minutes in each of his last two. He's only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:30 pm
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) out on Monday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) will not play against the Wolves on Monday.

      Advice: The Rockets will start a struggling Jason Terry at point guard against Ricky Rubio. Beverley should be considered probable for Wednesday against Chris Paul and the Clippers. Pablo Prigioni will likely be in the rotation tonight, but it'll be James Harden handling the rock a ton. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:29 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 102-98 * vs Bkn
    • Brandon Knight starting, Gerald Green benched
      Brandon Knight will start against the Celtics on Monday with Gerald Green moving to the bench.

      Advice: Knight didn't look great in his debut and was forcing the issue a bit, scoring 13 points with five assists in 25 minutes. He is going to play off the ball and he should slot into Goran Dragic's role from last season -- Dragic played 35.1 minutes per game last season. Knight probably won't be as great as he was with the Bucks, but he should become a must-start player once he figures out how to play with his new team. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:37 pm
    • Stephen Curry questionable for Tuesday night
      Stephen Curry (ankle/foot) went through Monday's practice, but he's already being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

      Advice: In other words, the Warriors just don't know enough yet to make a determination one way or another, but it's good news that he was able to practice on Monday. After missing Sunday's contest, Curry could very well be headed for a game-time call on Tuesday. The Warriors will not do anything to jeopardize their MVP candidate's health as the team prepares for a postseason push. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:48 am
    • John Wall, Wittman met for late-game issues
      John Wall and Randy Wittman met to discuss the Wizards' strategy at the end of quarters.

      Advice: "Just talking to coach about basically too many isos and not getting good shots out of them," Wall said. "And then our percentage, even when we got good shots, is low so [we decided to] just get more movement and just try to get more movement and a better shot to get our percentage up." The conversation was aimed at Wall getting better looks late in the clock, especially since he's currently shooting just 20.4 percent in the final 24 seconds of a quarter. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:41 am
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) questionable Mon.
      Patrick Beverley left Monday's shootaround with an illness, leaving him questionable to play on Monday vs. the Timberwolves.

      Advice: If Beverley can't give it a go, Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni should each be in line for a larger role, but it will really just mean James Harden has the ball in his hands even more than usual. On a night with eight games, owners in daily formats can and should do better than Terry or Priggy Smalls. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:48 am
       
      Injured
      W, 102-98 * vs Bkn
    • Brandon Knight must adjust to two-PG system
      Brandon Knight admitted he'll need to adjust to playing off the ball.

      Advice: "It will be something I have to get used to," Knight said. "It's just a matter of playing basketball and making winning plays, whether on or off the ball." After dealing two of their point guards at the trade deadline, the Suns are once again banking on playing two point guards in the same backcourt, though Knight and Eric Bledsoe are a much different version than the previous pairing of Bledsoe and Goran Dragic. Knight also admitted the trade initially caught him off guard, so he's just like the rest of us in that regard. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:44 am
    • Byron Scott still excited about J. Clarkson
      Byron Scott said that he's "still really excited about Jordan Clarkson."

      Advice: "I keep getting excited about that kid because his growth is getting better and better. I’m excited with the way he’s played so far, he’s come a long way in a short period of time," Scott said. Since becoming the starting point guard, Clarkson is averaging 12.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.1 steals in just under 29 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:27 am
    • Westbrook trying to become a better leader
      Russell Westbrook said that he's "trying to do a better job of leading."

      Advice: If he wants to lead by example, then Westbrook is doing quite well. Since the All-Star break, Westbrook has been on fire with averages of 29.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 12.3 assists, a steal and 1.3 triples on 51.8 percent shooting. Throughout the entire month of February, Westbrook checks in with averages of 30.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 10.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.4 triples on 49.4 percent shooting. He's on his way to the Player of the Month Award, and then some. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:05 am
    • Reggie Jackson felt like Thunder 'scapegoat'
      Reggie Jackson said that he felt like the "scapegoat" with the Thunder.

      Advice: "I wasn't always perfect, nor was the situation, but I became the brunt of the blame there," Jackson said. "Everything bad that happened, I was the scapegoat. I'm taking all this blame, and I'm wondering: 'How am I supposed to change it all here, make an impact, in eight minutes a game?' Jackson dramatized his exit out of OKC, and he's now under tremendous pressure to succeed as Stan Van Gundy's point guard, a responsibility that Jackson says he's always wanted. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:19 am
    • Jeremy Lin scores 25 points in Lakers' OT win
      The Lakers stole an overtime win vs. the Celtics on Sunday behind Jeremy Lin, who scored 25 points and handed out six assists in just 30 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Lin didn't play during the first quarter and seemed headed for another lousy night, but he caught fire as the game went on and was the difference-maker in L.A.'s comeback victory. The Lakers have won two of their past 18 games and they're headed nowhere this season, which is another reason to distrust Lin's ROS value, but he's at least worth stashing on your bench in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:56 pm
    • Mo Williams stays hot, scores 22 in loss Sun.
      Mo Williams continued his stellar play with the Hornets in a loss to the Mavericks on Sunday, scoring 22 points with three assists, one board, three steals and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: The Hornets clearly got a bargain in their trade with the Wolves, as Williams has been nothing short of incredible with his new team. He scored 24 points with 11 assists and five 3-pointers on Saturday, and with Kemba Walker set to miss at least a few more weeks, Williams is going to be a must-start player for the foreseeable future. Congrats are in order if you were able to snag him off the wire. As for Brian Roberts, it's safe to drop him in almost all leagues after he failed to score in just 14 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:07 pm
    • Canaan starts and scores 14 points
      Isaiah Canaan started in his 76ers debut on Sunday, posting 14 points, four 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists and one block in 29 minutes despite briefly leaving in the fourth quarter with muscle cramps.

      Advice: He started ahead of Tim Frazier and should be able to hold off both Frazier and Ish Smith for the starting PG job, and the cramping shouldn't affect his status going forward. He averaged 12.6 points, 2.7 triples, 2.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals in nine starts for Houston earlier in the season, and he's a low-risk stash in deeper leagues. It's worth noting that Canaan's four 3-pointers were more than Michael Carter-Williams had in any game this season. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:00 pm
    • Russell Westbrook dishes career-high 17 dimes
      Russell Westbrook dished out 10 assists in the second quarter Sunday's game, finishing with 21 points, eight rebounds and a career-high 17 dimes.

      Advice: Kevin Durant (foot) was out but the new-look Thunder still made quick work of the Nuggets, led by Westbrook's All-Star caliber performance. He rounded out his gaudy line with two 3-pointers and 8-of-12 shooting overall, and he trails only James Harden for 8-cat production over the past month. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:08 pm
    • D.J. Augustin plays well in 30 bench minutes
      D.J. Augustin logged 30 minutes in his second game coming off the Thunder bench, scoring eight points with two 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists and one steal.

      Advice: He was 2-of-7 from the field and committed three turnovers, and his playing time was higher than expected due to Kyle Singler's foul trouble and Russell Westbrook's limited minutes in the blowout -- Augustin's 30 minutes were a team-high. This is a fluky line, in other words, and his trade to Oklahoma City instantly morphed him from a must-start fantasy player into a fringe option. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:01 pm
    • Stephen Curry (sore right foot) is day-to-day
      Head coach Steve Kerr said that Stephen Curry (sore right foot) will be fine and that he is considered day-to-day.

      Advice: Kerr also said that Curry was sore during warmups so he opted to hold him out of the game as a precaution, so it sounds like the injury is very minor. Curry's next chance to play is on Tuesday against the Wizards, so hopefully the MVP candidate is able to suit up for that one. Shaun Livingston will continue to start if Curry misses any more time, but after scoring just eight points with five boards, two assists and one block in 26 minutes against the Pacers on Friday, he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:49 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey scores 30, Pacers beat GSW
      Rodney Stuckey (ankle) blew up for 30 points in 28 minutes off the bench vs. Golden State, draining 11-of-17 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs with two 3-pointers, four boards, five assists and one steal.

      Advice: It was a surprise just to see Stuckey playing after his scary ankle injury on Friday, yet he stayed red-hot and is now shooting a combined 41-of-68 over his past five games (60.3 percent). He's not known as a shooter and won't keep up this torrid pace for long, and his minutes may wane with George Hill, C.J. Watson and C.J. Miles all healthy. That said, owners should plug Stuckey into all lineups and enjoy the solid production while it lasts. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:53 pm
    • George Hill shoots 4-of-13 in 30 minutes
      George Hill shot 4-of-13 from the field on Sunday, finishing a surprising win vs. the Warriors with 12 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Hill is shooting just 38.8 percent over his past five games and has yet to play more than 30 minutes in a game since returning from his groin injury on Jan. 23. The Pacers' caution is understandable and Hill is still providing fantasy value thanks to solid 3-pointers, assists and steals, in addition to low turnovers from the PG spot. He should only get better in the season's final eight weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:50 pm
    • Reggie Jackson scores 17 pts in Pistons debut
      Reggie Jackson scored 17 points with five rebounds and five assists in his Pistons' debut on Sunday, making 7-of-18 shots with one 3-pointer in 30 minutes of action.

      Advice: He immediately started and is a must-own player now that he's locked in as a starter for Detroit. He hadn't taken more than 12 shots in a game since Dec. 31 and his stats will inevitably spike across the board, so get in your trade offers while you still can. Tonight's line could have been even better but Jackson was under the weather, even becoming ill on the sidelines during the game. R-Jax's starting job is bad news for reserve G Spencer Dinwiddie, who isn't worth holding in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:58 pm
    • Jose Calderon horrible in 28 mins of action
      Jose Calderon had another atrocious outing during Sunday's blowout loss to the Cavs, scoring just four points on 2-of-9 shooting to go with two rebounds, two assists, and three turnovers over 28 minutes of action.

      Advice: Calderon, a pass-first point guard, is having trouble being effective on a team with no one to pass to. The Knicks are simply awful, and as a team they are shooting an unflattering 43.5 percent from the field. Calderon's situation isn't going to get any better, and with season averages of just 9.3 points, 4.7 assists, and 1.5 three-pointers on 42.6 percent shooting from the field, he's certainly a drop-candidate in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:18 pm
    • Kyrie Irving scores 18 points on 10 attempts
      Kyrie Irving scored an efficient 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting (4-of-4 from the line) Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, two assists, two rebounds, one steal and two turnovers over 23 minutes of action.

      Advice: While Irving isn't going to be an elite assists guy (5.4 per game), his steady and efficient contributions to the scoring (21.8 points per game) 3-pointers (2.2) and steals (1.5) have him turning in first-round value on the year. He shows no signs of slowing down, and he should have a strong second-half of the season as Cleveland fights for a higher seed in the East. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:53 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 93-86 @ Ind
    • Rodney Stuckey (ankle) will play on Sunday
      Updating a previous report, Rodney Stuckey (ankle) is a go for Sunday's game against the Warriors.

      Advice: Stuckey will draw a difficult matchup against the Warriors today, but it's a positive sign that the ankle injury he suffered on Friday against the 76ers will not cause him to miss any time. He'll look to keep his momentum going after scoring 30 points on Friday, and he's worth a look if he's still available on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:05 pm
    • Stephen Curry (right ankle) will not play Sun
      Updating a previous report, Stephen Curry (sore right ankle) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Pacers.

      Advice: Unfortunately this is the same ankle that Curry had surgery on earlier in his career, and hopefully this doesn't turn into a lingering issue. We'll be following this situation closely, and it's looking like Shaun Livingston is going to slide into the starting lineup tonight with a favorable matchup against the Pacers. Klay Thompson is going to be the main man on offense with Curry sidelined, while guys like Harrison Barnes, David Lee, Andre Iguodala, and Draymond Green will see some increased touches. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:58 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey (ankle) will try to play Sun.
      Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel said that Rodney Stuckey (ankle) will try to play Sunday vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: Stuckey is coming off a 30-point outing, and he'll try to keep his momentum going on Sunday with a tough matchup against the Warriors. Owners will want to check back for an official update on Stuckey's status closer to tip-off, and if he's unable to go there will be more minutes for C.J Watson and C.J Miles. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:23 pm
    • Shane Larkin (illness) will not play Sunday
      Shane Larkin (illness) will not play vs. the Cavaliers on Sunday.

      Advice: Larkin is expected to be out for several days according to coach Derek Fisher, but his role isn't big enough to impact most fantasy leagues. Jose Calderon and Langston Galloway should both see an uptick in minutes on Sunday, while newcomer Alexey Shved may see the floor as well. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:21 am
       
      Injured
    • Reggie Jackson will start Sunday vs. Wizards
      Reggie Jackson will be in the starting lineup against the Wizards on Sunday.

      Advice: Jackson is looking at a huge bump in his fantasy value since his move to Detroit, and he should be owned in all leagues moving forward. In 13 starts for the Thunder this season, Jackson averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 3-pointers per game, so his owners should be feeling pretty good right about now. Spencer Dinwiddie will shift to the bench on Sunday, and can now be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:46 am
    • Isaiah Canaan set to start for 76ers Sunday
      Isaiah Canaan will draw the start on Sunday against the Magic, sending Tim Frazier to the bench.

      Advice: Canaan has an incredible opportunity ahead of him in Philly, and this confirms that he should not be sitting on many waiver wires following this news. Canaan averaged 12.6 points, 2.7 3-pointers, 2.3 assists, and 1.2 steals through nine games as a starter for the Rockets this season, but he should be even more involved on a 76ers' team that is desperate for offense. Tim Frazier, on the other hand, can now be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:25 am
    • Kyle Lowry has a horrible game in loss
      Kyle Lowry made 2-of-13 from the field for 11 points with one rebound, four assists and seven turnovers during a 98-76 loss on Saturday against the Rockets.

      Advice: Maybe the Pat Beverley factor is making a comeback, but Lowry is struggling these days. In his last five games, he averaged 11.2 points, 3.2 boards, 6.8 assists and 1.4 steals on 31.7 percent from the field. His numbers have plummeted since DeMar DeRozan returned, but there is still plenty of hope considering he broke out last year next to DD. Buy low if you can. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:52 pm
    • Derrick Rose has foul trouble
      Derrick Rose played just 25 minutes due to foul trouble on Saturday against the Suns, scoring 16 points with four rebounds and five assists.

      Advice: It was a rare instance for foul trouble for Rose. He's only had four fouls in a game just once this season before tonight and averaged 1.2 per game. Rose was logging 36.0 minutes per game in his previous 10, but his fantasy value has been outside of the top 200 in that span. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:31 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 96-89 vs Min
    • Brandon Knight scores 13 points
      Brandon Knight had a mediocre outing in his first game with the Suns, scoring 13 points with five assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

      Advice: It might be hard to believe, but the Suns have a messier guard rotation now than when they did before their trades -- that should change soon. Knight did have the ball in his hands while he was out there, so this game isn't necessarily too discouraging. A lot of fantasy owners might freak out about Knight coming off the bench, so you might be able to get him pretty cheap. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:14 pm
    • Archie Goodwin still gets 17 minutes
      Archie Goodwin played 17 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday with 12 points, one rebound and one assist.

      Advice: He played a little more than expected with Brandon Knight in the mix. Gerald Green has really come out flat to start the second half, which explains the uptick for Goodwin. He was awesome in the D-League showcase and has been a fun guy to watch at Summer League, but he probably won't play this much. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:09 pm
    • D.J. Augustin plays 23 minutes in OKC debut
      D.J. Augustin played 23 minutes in his Thunder debut on Saturday with 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: The important thing here is that he did play next to Russell Westbrook. It was for 10 minutes and he played down the stretch. This does sounds great and all, but there just are not going to be many shots for DJA once Kevin Durant comes back. He's not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:06 pm
    • Russell Westbrook carries Thunder sans KD
      Russell Westbrook took over against the Hornets on Saturday with 33 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and six turnovers on 12-of-27 from the field.

      Advice: He had 43.2 usage rate and a 47.6 assist percentage tonight, which is almost incomprehensible for a guy with 36 minutes. Westbrook is climbing into the MVP talk and few players can fill the stat sheet like he can in recent memory. In fact, he has a 37.4 usage rate and a 46.0 assist percentage on the season, which has never been done by anyone in the history of the NBA through a season (among minutes qualifiers). Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:02 pm
    • Mo Williams thrives in first Charlotte start
      Mo Williams had an exceptional start to his Hornet career on Saturday, scoring 24 points with four rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: Wow. He made the 1,000th 3-pointer of his career and he's likely going to make a heck of a lot more based on how he launched 10 attempts tonight. Williams is really a nice fit to help space the floor with Al Jefferson posting up and they really don't have a great shooter on the team right now. We still won't see Kemba Walker for a few more weeks, so Williams could be a top-50 guy until then. If you want help now, you almost have to add him after this one. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:20 pm
    • Jordan Clarkson's starting spot is safe
      Head coach Byron Scott hinted that he might tweak his lineup for Sunday's game against the Celtics, and Jordan Clarkson is the only player who is guaranteed to start.

      Advice: This is excellent news for the rookie point guard, and it's clear that he has gained coach Scott's trust. Since entering the starting lineup, Clarkson is averaging 13.3 points, 3.9 assists, 3.1 boards and 1.2 steals in 30 minutes per game, and there's no reason why he won't keep improving as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:10 pm
    • Brandon Knight coming off bench, Green starts
      Brandon Knight will come off the bench against the Bulls on Saturday night with Gerald Green remaining in the starting lineup.

      Advice: The Suns used Archie Goodwin as their backup point guard on Friday, so it at least makes some sense to play Knight off the bench at least until he gets on the same page. Before his breakout season this year, Knight's assist:turnover ratio was a disaster and he did play off the ball a lot in his Pistons days, so he could wind up starting at shooting guard soon. He will likely suffer a slight hit on total value, but he should thrive as the main guy in the second unit for now. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:40 pm
    • Mo Williams will start vs. the Thunder
      Mo Williams will start against the Thunder on Saturday.

      Advice: It's his first game with the team and he's already beat Brian Roberts for the starting job, which sums up how poorly Roberts played. Williams probably won't play more than 30 minutes tonight considering how often he's hurt. Plus, throwing him out there for more than 30 minutes against Russell Westbrook sounds like a cruel punishment. Williams is more of a scorer than Roberts, so expect slightly less scoring output from Gerald Henderson and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:19 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey is questionable for Sunday
      Rodney Stuckey (ankle) is questionable to play against the Warriors on Sunday.

      Advice: He said he was going to be fine after his ankle sprain, which was a surprise based on how bad it looked. We would still be a little surprised to see him play based on how he couldn't put any weight on his foot following the injury. If he's out, expect to see more of C.J. Watson, C.J. Miles and Solomon Hill on the wing. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:59 pm
    • O.J. Mayo ready to play on Sunday
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) is available to play against the Hawks on Sunday.

      Advice: He tweaked his hamstring on Friday and did play well, scoring 13 points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. Considering Jerryd Bayless will play almost all of his minutes at point guard, Mayo could get close to 30 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:34 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 101-93 @ LAL
    • Brandon Knight, Marcus Thornton active Sat.
      Brandon Knight and Marcus Thornton are expected to be active for Saturday's game against the Bulls.

      Advice: Knight is immediately expected to start alongside Eric Bledsoe which would shift Gerald Green to the bench, but Marcus Thornton's role isn't exactly known. Knight will likely see a slight dip in production across the board playing next to Bledsoe, but he is still a must-own player in all leagues. Check back after the game to see how he fares against Derrick Rose and the Bulls. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:06 am
    • Coach SVG intends to keep Reggie Jackson
      Head coach Stan Van Gundy made it clear that Reggie Jackson will be his long-term answer at point guard for the Pistons.

      Advice: "We wouldn't have made the move we did if we didn't feel ready to make it a long-term commitment," Van Gundy said Friday. "There's no guarantees. He's a [restricted free agent]. We know we can keep him through next year no matter what he does, but we feel good about making a long-term commitment to him and hopefully he'll feel real comfortable making a long-term commitment here and we'll get it done." Jackson has an incredible opportunity to start and play big minutes for Detroit, and he shouldn't be floating around any waiver wires at this point. In 13 starts for the Thunder this season, Jackson averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 3-pointers per game, so his owners should prepare to be amazed. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:18 am
    • Clarkson plays just 24 minutes on Friday
      Jordan Clarkson played just 24 minutes in Friday's loss to the Nets, scoring 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds and five assists.

      Advice: Clarkson did not have a steal or block and with the low minutes and talk of changes in the starting lineup, owners should start to look at other options pretty closely. Ronnie Price logged 27 minutes with six points, eight assists and three steals, and the entire rotation is in a state of upheaval. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:07 am
    • Jeremy Lin scores 18 points on Friday
      Jeremy Lin scored 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting (1-of-4 3PTs, 5-of-8 FTs) with one rebound, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: We don't trust Byron Scott or Lin as far as we can throw them these days, but this is a decent showing for a guy who has been lacking in both confidence and production lately. He's not a must-add player or even a strong add, but he's worth keeping an eye on in case he can get on track with a terribly shallow squad. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:59 am
    • Rondo struggling mightily for the Mavs
      Rajon Rondo hit 6-of-9 shots for 13 points in the Mavs' 111-100 win over the Rockets on Friday, but managed just three assists to go with six turnovers in the rest of his box score.

      Advice: Rondo didn't grab a rebound and hit just 1-of-4 shots from the line, looking tentative as ever and one has to wonder how bad his confidence is shot right now. We can't think of too many better support systems and general situations he could find himself in compared to Dallas, so chances are he gets it together at some point, but he's not must-own player and in 9-cat leagues you can drop him without flinching unless you're punting turnovers. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:15 am
    • Jose Calderon scores 11 with nine dimes
      Jose Calderon scored 11 points with nine assists, two steals and three turnovers against the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: His line was tied for his highest dime output of 2015 and just the third double-digit scoring game since Jan. 22. Calderon has been a ghost on the stat sheet, but he should see his points, dimes, steals and treys start to creep up. He won't win you a league, but he has a decent chance to be a top-100 guy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:39 pm
    • Bledsoe posts mild line against the Wolves
      Eric Bledsoe scored 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting (no threes) with seven rebounds and six assists in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Bledsoe's stock improved with Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas heading out, but with Brandon Knight and Marcus Thornton heading in there's only so much he can gain in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:35 pm
    • Payton flirts with triple-double on Friday
      Elfrid Payton scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting with seven rebounds and 11 assists in Friday's win over the Pelicans.

      Advice: Payton did not attempt a 3-pointer and he hit just 2-of-4 free throws, and he didn't have a defensive stat, either. But this is undeniably a great look for him and he should be owned in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:38 pm
    • Derrick Rose stinks vs. Detroit
      Derrick Rose had a rough night on Friday against the Pistons with eight points, two rebounds, two assists and six turnovers on 2-of-9 from the field.

      Advice: He apologized for his poor play following the game. "I just felt like I needed to being one of the leaders of the team," Rose said. He was starting to come around with a 30-point game to end the first half, but tonight dropped his season shooting to just 41.3 percent from the field. His usage rate is a shade down these days because of Jimmy Butler, as well. He's not a buy-low player. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:23 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 96-89 vs Min
    • George Hill struggles against the 76ers
      George Hill cooled off against the 76ers on Friday with seven points, four rebounds, four assists and two turnovers in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He had some serious momentum heading into the break, averaging 15.0 points, 2.8 boards, 6.0 dimes, 1.0 steals and 1.8 treys on 50.0 percent from the field in his previous five games. Hill is going to play around 30 minutes most nights and we expect him to be better on Sunday against Golden State. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:51 pm
    • O.J. Mayo injures hamstring in win on Friday
      O.J. Mayo tweaked his hamstring in a win over the Nuggets on Friday, finishing with 13 points, four boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

      Advice: We will go ahead and consider him questionable for Sunday's game against the Hawks, but we should have another update after he is evaluated on Saturday. Mayo has scored in double digits in nine out of his last ten games, so hopefully this injury won't force him to miss any action. Expect Jared Dudley, Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo to all see more opportunities on offense if Mayo misses any time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:45 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 101-93 @ LAL
    • Rodney Stuckey sprains ankle, scores 30
      Rodney Stuckey suffered a sprained left ankle on Friday and will not return.

      Advice: He went up for a jumper and came down awkwardly. After remaining on the floor for a couple minutes, Stuckey needed assistance to the locker room and couldn't put any weight on his left foot. He was playing extremely well tonight, finishing with 30 points, two rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers. He should be considered doubtful for Sunday right now. C.J. Watson and Solomon Hill benefit the most. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:18 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan will not be available Friday
      Isaiah Canaan will not be available for Friday's game against the Pacers.

      Advice: That means that Tim Frazier will get all the run he can handle as the starting point guard tonight, and he's worthy of a punt play in daily leagues. Through three appearances with the 76ers, Frazier has averaged 5.0 points, 8.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 4.3 turnovers, and 1.0 steal per game on 22.2 percent shooting. He turns the ball over too much and shoots a very poor percentage, so he's better suited for points leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:43 pm
    • Reggie Jackson refused to play earlier in yr?
      Reggie Jackson was cleared to play on Nov. 1 following an ankle injury, but "refused to because of disappointment that he wasn’t traded before the Oct. 31 extension deadline," according to Royce Young of ESPN.com.

      Advice: Wow. It became clear that Jackson didn't want to be there based on Kevin Durant saying on Thursday that the team "felt like everybody wanted to be here except for one guy." Considering this information, general manager Sam Presti gets even more credit for getting back so much in the deal yesterday. As for Jackson, he's not playing tonight, but he should put up big numbers. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:12 pm
    • Reggie Jackson, Tayshaun Prince out Friday
      Reggie Jackson and Tayshaun Prince have both officially been ruled out for Friday's game against the Bulls.

      Advice: It will be Spencer Dinwiddie starting at point guard, and Caron Butler at small forward for tonight's game, with Dinwiddie being the most intriguing plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Jackson, however, is expected to be available for Sunday's game against the Wizards, so Dinwiddie's status as a starter will be short-lived. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:52 am
    • Brandon Knight will not play Friday vs. MIN
      Brandon Knight has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Timberwolves.

      Advice: None of the Suns new acquisitions will be available tonight, so it will likely be Eric Bledsoe running the show at point guard, with Gerald Green sliding into the starting two-spot. Bledsoe will draw an extremely favorable matchup tonight, and he's looking like an excellent plug-and-play option in daily leagues, as he'll likely be forced into heavy minutes with Archie Goodwin as his only available backup. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:21 am
    • Reggie Jackson doubtful to play on Friday
      Reggie Jackson was not at the Pistons' shootaround, and he is doubtful for Friday's game against the Bulls.

      Advice: Spencer Dinwiddie has already been named as the starter for tonight's game, so it's safe to assume Jackson will be unavailable for this one. Stan Van Gundy did tell Jackson that he will be in the starting lineup on Sunday if he's cleared before tip-off, so owners will need to wait a couple days before they get to see a revitalized Jackson in Detroit. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:17 am
    • Hinkie says Isaiah Canaan likely starting PG
      76ers GM Sam Hinkie said that Isaiah Canaan will likely be the Sixers' starting point guard for the foreseeable future, but he's not likely to be ready to suit up on Friday night.

      Advice: "[Canaan is] someone we chased in the draft," said Hinkie during Friday's press conference. "He's someone we have high hopes for." Canaan is going to get plenty of opportunity as the starting point guard for the Tankers, especially considering his only competition goes by the name of Tim Frazier (a guy who is only on a 10-day deal). Canaan averaged 12.6 points, 2.7 three-pointers, 2.3 assists, and 1.2 steals through nine games as a starter for the Rockets this season, and he is well worth a speculative add in all leagues. With Canaan unlikely to play, little known Tim Frazier looks like the starting point guard on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:44 am
    • All-Star Game Mode: Westbrook explodes for 34
      Russell Westbrook looked like he was playing in the 2015 All-Star Game during Thursday's 104-89 win over the Mavericks, making 9-of-17 from the field and all 14 free throws for 34 points with five rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and six turnovers.

      Advice: It was almost like Dallas couldn't stop him with a 10-man lineup. He was ridiculous in the fourth quarter, posting a net rating of 61.1, a usage rate of 55.6, and an 80.0 effective field goal percentage. Westbrook would likely get even more chances to score should Kevin Durant need to rest. Regardless, no guard has the potential to fill the stat sheet like Bestbrook. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:06 pm
    • Rajon Rondo looks bad in a loss
      Rajon Rondo's time off from a facial injury didn't help on Thursday against the Thunder, making 2-of-9 from the field for five points with two rebounds, six assists and two turnovers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: It's hard to say he looked rusty here because this is a typical Rondo line these days. It's abundantly clear Rondo won't match his fantasy output from his Boston days and he's surprisingly not even a must-own player considering how many players picked up value today. For what it's worth, he hasn't even been in the top 200 for standard leagues on per-game value since he arrived in Dallas. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:52 pm
    • Reggie Jackson slightly doubtful to play Fri?
      Team beat writer Keith Langlois said it would "be surprising" to see Reggie Jackson play on Friday against the Bulls.

      Advice: If that's the case, that means we will see John Lucas III and Spencer Dinwiddie handle the rock for the Pistons while trying to guard Derrick Rose. As for Jackson, he is going to dominate the ball. Jackson had a 27.3 usage rate when he wasn't playing next to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, so he'll have a chance to score 20 per game with plenty of other stats. Those who stashed him hit the jackpot. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:29 pm
    • D.J. Augustin traded from DET to the Thunder
      D.J. Augustin has been traded to the Thunder in the big Reggie Jackson deal.

      Advice: The Thunder cleaned up and they got their man as a backup point guard. Russell Westbrook will play minutes in the mid-30s, so that means Augustin should only play minutes in the teens. Although, they could use some DJ-Westy lineups and get DJ to around 20 minutes. That said, he's a cut candidate in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:42 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan the new starting PHI PG?
      Isaiah Canaan was traded to the 76ers on Thursday.

      Advice: The 76ers did not have a backup point guard behind the injured, former 76er Michael Carter-Williams, so Canaan should get minutes. Heck, he might even become the starter. If you need a point guard in any league, give him a look. It's also worth mentioning he averaged 12.6 points, 2.7 boards, 2.3 assists and 2.7 treys in his nine starts next to high-usage James Harden. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:09 pm
    • Surprise! Brandon Knight traded to the Suns
      Brandon Knight was traded to the Suns on Thursday.

      Advice: So much for a boring deadline. Knight is having a fantastic season with the Bucks this season, so this is probably one of the biggest surprises of the day. He should have a similar role next to Eric Bledsoe, but his usage rate will definitely be heading south. He is a slight loser in the fantasy world, but it's fairly insignificant. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:01 pm
    • George Hill likely to play 28-32 minutes
      George Hill (groin) isn't on a minute-limit but coach Frank Vogel doesn't intend to play him more than 28-32 minutes per game.

      Advice: "[Hill's playing time] is unlimited, but we want to be smart," Vogel said. "I'll probably keep it around seven or eight minutes a quarter." That's enough run for Hill to maintain solid value in all formats and he's safe to keep active -- the conservative minutes may actually be a benefit for owners if it prevents Hill from suffering another setback. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:46 am
    • Shane Larkin will not play Friday vs Heat
      Shane Larkin (illness) will not play against the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: While Larkin's illness shouldn't keep him out long, he's not worth owning in standard fantasy leagues anyway. Even though he could have more playing time open up if Jose Calderon is traded, Larkin is better off left on the wire for now. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:15 am
       
      Injured
    • Changes in store for Lakers' starting lineup
      Byron Scott suggested that he'll soon change the Lakers' starting lineup to let more players "show what they can do."

      Advice: "I do expect probably one more, at least, lineup change," Scott said. He didn't name any players who could lose or gain a starting role, but fantasy owners should be on notice with guys like Jordan Clarkson, Wayne Ellington, Ryan Kelly, Tarik Black and Robert Sacre all potentially on the bubble. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:48 am
    • NYK offers Calderon, Hardaway Jr. for Dragic?
      The Knicks offered Jose Calderon and Tim Hardaway Jr. for Goran Dragic, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.com.

      Advice: You know that guy in your fantasy league who offers two guys he just picked up off the wire for Kevin Durant? That's basically what this offer is. The Knicks are going to have a tough time making an offer for Dragic with their lack of assets. Calderon may be traded, but he's unlikely to go to Phoenix. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:27 am
    • Swaggy P says Lin should pass more
      Nick Young said that Jeremy Lin should have "focused on passing a little bit more."

      Advice: "Especially when Kobe was out there, [Jeremy] needed to drop dimes," Young said. This is the least surprising quote of the week. Lin has a somewhat high 20.8 usage rate while he's on the court with Young this season, so Young would probably rather see it fall to like 2.08. Lin hasn't played well at all and isn't worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:41 am
    • Rajon Rondo (face) expected to return Thurs.
      Updating a previous report, Rajon Rondo (face) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and he is expected to return to the lineup for Thursday's game against the Thunder.

      Advice: Rondo's return to the lineup will send J.J. Barea back to the bench, and hurt the value of Devin Harris. Rondo is averaging 9.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 6.5 assists on 40.4 percent shooting through 21 games with the Mavericks this season. It's unclear if he'll have any sort of minutes restriction upon his return, but with a favorable matchup against the Thunder (and only two games on the schedule for Thursday), he can be viewed as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:36 pm
    • Cuban says Rajon Rondo nearing a return
      Mavs' owners Mark Cuban said he believes that Rajon Rondo (face) is only "a couple days off" from making a return to the court.

      Advice: "He's coming along great," Cuban said of Rondo. "Because of the time off, his endurance isn't going to be there. But I don't think he's more than a couple of days off." He went on to say that Rondo has spent the time off working on his shot, and that "no one wants to be able to knock down 3-pointers more than he does." While Rondo is unlikely to sudden become a threat from 3-point range (career 26.2 percent from beyond the arc), it sounds like he'll be able to make a return to the court shortly after the All-Star break. His return will hurt the value of J.J. Barea and Devin Harris. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:22 pm
    • Jose Calderon drawing trade interest
      Jose Calderon has reportedly drawn trade interest around the league.

      Advice: Despite his struggles this season, contending teams are still interested in acquiring the 33-year-old's services. Calderon has been a disappointment during his Knicks tenure as he's only averaged 9.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 1.5 three-pointers, but he's still worth owning in most standard leagues as long as his playing time hovers at around 30 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
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