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    • Joe Johnson (personal) misses practice Sunday
      Joe Johnson missed practice on Sunday for personal reasons. Rotoworld.com
      34 minutes ago
    • Nick Young (ankle) will not play vs. Knicks
      Nick Young (ankle) will be active on Sunday against the Knicks, but coach Byron Scott said that he wouldn't play.

      Advice: Coach Scott said that he wanted Young to go through a practice before he returns to action, so there's no cause for concern here. Consider Young day-to-day for now, while Wayne Ellington will continue to see increased production in Young's absence. Rotoworld.com
      42 minutes ago
       
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    • Carmelo Anthony will play vs. Lakers Sunday
      Carmelo Anthony will play vs. the Lakers on Sunday as expected.

      Advice: He wasn't listed on the injury report, but his owners will have to verify his status prior to every game due to all the concerns over his knee. Anthony will be a stud almost every time he's active, so feel free to pencil him into all lineups. Rotoworld.com
      47 minutes ago
    • Luol Deng (calf) out for Sunday's game
      Luol Deng (calf) will not play in Sunday's game against the Celtics.

      Advice: This will be his third straight game on the sidelines, and coach Erik Spoelstra said that while Deng is getting better, he won't be allowed to play until he is 100 percent. Danny Granger and James Ennis will see some increased run with this news, but they are both too unreliable to use outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:36 am
       
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    • Andrew Wiggins drawing praise from head coach
      Andrew Wiggins' rapid development has even surprised head coach Flip Saunders.

      Advice: "He's above where we thought he would be," coach Flip Saunders said of Wiggins. "There have not been very many rookies that have gone through a 15-game stretch where they're averaging 21 a game and been in a situation where they're taking the other team's best defensive player and playing both ends of the floor." Wiggins is easily the frontrunner for Rookie of the Year honors, and his owners have got to be thrilled with his growth after a slow start to the season. Wiggins' ceiling is ridiculous, and he's going to be a thrilling player to own for years to come. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:05 am
    • Cleanthony Early recalled from D-League
      Cleanthony Early was recalled from the D-League and will be available to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: The rookie has had some tough luck with injuries this season, and while he does have plenty of potential, he's currently not in the rotation. Early is worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues if the Knicks decide to shut Carmelo Anthony down for the season, but it's safe to leave Early on the wire for now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:37 am
    • DeMarre Carroll (Achilles) might have an MRI
      DeMarre Carroll will likely have an MRI on his Achilles that has sidelined him for the past two games.

      Advice: The Hawks don't believe that the injury is serious, but the MRI should be able to provide some more clarity on the injury. We will pass along more details as soon as they emerge, but if Carroll has to miss any more time, Kent Bazemore will continue to play big minutes now that Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is out for 6-8 weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:04 am
       
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    • Draymond Green fills the stat sheet
      Draymond Green had one of his usual stat-stuffing lines against the Suns on Saturday with nine points, 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He destroyed the Suns on defense and the scorekeepers looked to have missed another block on Eric Bledsoe today. Green just won't stop putting up numbers and he's going to be a fantasy stud all season. Even with the Warriors at full strength up front, Green has still been a top-30 fantasy player in the past two weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:23 pm
    • Gerald Green plays 13 minutes
      Gerald Green played 13 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with eight points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He was a DNP-CD on Friday and coach Jeff Hornacek said he just tried a rotation without Green. The Suns won that game against the Bulls, so that's probably not a good sign. That said, the four-fingered assassin is worth owning in standard leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:09 pm
    • Jared Dudley scores 18 points in start
      Jared Dudley stayed hot against the Blazers on Saturday night with 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He lit it up on Thursday in his first start with a full 17-point line. Ersan Ilyasova (groin) is likely going to miss more time and the Bucks have looked amazing in their last two games with their smaller lineup. Dudley has enough upside to grab in standard leagues. Although, he would likely cool off once Ilyasova is back. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:00 pm
    • Nicolas Batum has another really bad game
      Nicolas Batum was quiet against the Bucks during a 95-88 loss on Saturday with five points, seven boards, four assists and two steals in 37 minutes.

      Advice: Needless to say, this month was not Batum's best. In his 14 January games, he only had a 14.7 usage rate with averages of 8.3 points, 5.6 boards, 4.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.3 triples on 35.0 percent from the field. His fantasy owners should think about benching him for now, but cutting him is not an option. Additionally, the Blazers have gone 2-8 in their last 10. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:48 pm
    • Danny Green stays hot on Saturday vs. LAC
      Danny Green connected on five more 3-pointers on Saturday against the Clippers, finishing with 16 points, two boards, three steals and three blocks in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He has now hit nine 3-pointers over his last two games, and it appears that he is finally over his shooting slump. Green's ability to produce in all categories makes him very valuable in fantasy, and this line confirms that he will be a must-own player for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:23 pm
    • Kevin Durant returns, scores just 15 points
      Kevin Durant returned from a toe injury on Saturday in an 85-74 loss to the Grizzlies, scoring 15 points on 5-of-16 from the field with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: While Memphis usually shuts down elite scorers, KD lit them up last season with 30.8 points per game in four 2013-14 outings. He's had bad games much more often this season compared to last year, but he should get it figured out soon. Perhaps there's a chance to buy low on the No. 1 fantasy player in the past five seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:17 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard scores 24 points in loss on Sat
      Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points on 8-of-18 shooting in a loss to the Clippers on Saturday, adding five boards, three steals and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: It was the most points he had scored since Dec. 1 against the 76ers, and he also tied his season-high of four 3-pointers tonight. As long as Leonard remains healthy, he's going to be an elite fantasy asset for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:13 pm
    • LeBron James scores 36 points in victory
      LeBron James scored 36 points in a 106-90 win against the Wolves on Saturday with six rebounds, five assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: That rest served him well and the Cavs finished extremely strong, outscoring the Wolves 30-11 in the fourth quarter. The Cavs have won 10 straight and LeBron has been on cruise control while he is active. He did a wrist injury to cost him a game on Wednesday and he also had back and knee trouble, so he might have a tough time staying healthy. Still, he'll be a monster while he's active. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:08 pm
    • Revenge Game? Andrew Wiggins scores 33 points
      Andrew Wiggins scored a career-high 33 points against the Cavs on Saturday during a 106-90 loss, adding one rebound, one assist, four steals and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He made 14-of-25 from the field and looked great against the team that drafted him. Wiggins had himself a great start to the 2015 year, averaging 19.8 points, 4.6 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.9 treys on 47.1 percent from the field. This guy is going to be good for a long time. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:59 pm
    • J.R. Smith cools off vs. the Wolves
      J.R. Smith cooled off against the Wolves on Saturday with five points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He has been hit and miss in his last five, averaging 10.2 points, 1.6 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.2 treys on 33.9 percent from the field. Smith's honeymoon period is over and his shots will go down now that the Cavs are healthy, so he's not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:55 pm
    • Kyle Singler scores 14 points in win
      Kyle Singler had 14 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers on 6-of-12 shooting in another start on Saturday.

      Advice: This was his first double-digit scoring night in five games (he failed to score in his previous game) and just the fifth of January. We'd need to see him start playing like this on a regular basis before telling you to pick him up, but if you rolled the dice on him in DFS, he came through. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:51 pm
    • Kevin Martin plays well in start
      Kevin Martin had his first start of 2015 against the Cavs on Saturday during a 106-90 loss, scoring 14 points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made just 6-of-19 from the field and he's really struggled from there since his return, making just 32.7 percent from the field in his three games back. He averaged 18.0 points, 4.0 boards, 2.3 assists and 1.7 treys. As long as he's healthy, he'll be worth starting in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:47 pm
    • Corey Brewer scores 10 in loss to Rockets
      Corey Brewer hit 3-of-5 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, three rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes off the bench on Saturday.

      Advice: Brewer has quietly scored in double figures in seven straight games, making him a borderline look in many leagues. But if James Harden's bruised knee develops into a problem, he could become a must-add. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:36 pm
    • Not so Smoove: Josh hits 3-of-11 shots
      Josh Smith came off the bench to hit just 3-of-11 shots for seven points, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks in Saturday's loss to his former team.

      Advice: If you were going for the revenge-game angle, it backfired, but he at least put up some decent stats while being booed in Detroit. With Dwight Howard expected to miss the next month with a knee injury, Smith is going to be a big part of the Rockets' plans going forward, like it or not. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:30 pm
    • Terrence Jones fizzles in loss to Pistons
      Terrence Jones disappeared on Saturday with three points and five rebounds on 1-of-5 shooting.

      Advice: He played just 19 minutes and picked up three fouls, so we're not overly concerned. However, after his long layoff, it's going to take him time to get back to form, and if Dwight Howard wasn't out for the next month with a knee injury, we wouldn't even tell you to own him. But given Howard's lengthy absence, there's a decent chance that Jones gets hot at some point in the next couple weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:28 pm
    • James Harden plays well despite knee pain
      James Harden left Saturday's game with a sore knee, but returned to finish in a loss to Detroit with 26 points, seven rebounds, nine dimes, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers on 10-of-17 shooting.

      Advice: He's got a bruised knee and it doesn't sound serious, but owners should watch for news on him. The Rockets might use caution with Harden now that it looks like Dwight Howard will be out a month with his own knee injury. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:23 pm
    • D-Mo stays hot in Rockets loss to Pistons
      Donatas Motiejunas hit 10-of-13 shots for 21 points, four rebounds and three assists in Saturday's loss at Detroit.

      Advice: Dwight Howard is expected to miss a month with his knee injury, so D-Mo's not going anywhere. Some blocks, steals and more boards would have been nice, but at least he shot lights out. He racked up a career-high 26 points with 12 points and three 3-pointers on Friday night, so it's clear he's in the zone right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:20 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari scores 15 points in start
      Danilo Gallinari played 24 minutes in a start at power forward against the Hornets on Saturday, scoring 15 points with four boards, two assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It was the most minutes he had played since returning from yet another knee injury, so it will be interesting to see how his body responds to the increased workload. Gallinari can be a decent source of points and 3-pointers if he stays healthy, but the Nuggets will likely keep his minutes in check for the foreseeable future which will really dampen his outlook. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:11 pm
    • James Harden is dealing with a bruised knee
      James Harden is simply dealing with a bruised knee and will start the second half.

      Advice: This is excellent news for Harden and it appears that he has dodged a bullet. We will let you know how his knee holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:48 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari will start at power forward
      Danilo Gallinari will start at power forward in place of Kenneth Faried (illness) against the Hornets.

      Advice: He is very likely to have a minutes cap tonight and we'd be surprised to see him play more than 26 minutes. Gallinari has a slew of knee injuries, so it's going to be hard to grab him in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:30 pm
    • James Harden (knee) leaves Saturday's game
      James Harden left Saturday's game with a knee injury and his return is questionable.

      Advice: He suffered the injury on a drive to the basket and immediately grasped his knee. Harden limped slowly to the locker room so we should be able to provide an update very soon. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:24 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) will start vs. Grizzlies
      Kevin Durant (toe) will start in Saturday's game against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: After two straight games on the sidelines, Durant will return to action in a crucial game against a strong Memphis team. Durant's probably not going to be 100 percent, but he's still obviously a must-start option. Perry Jones will move to the bench with this news and is safe to cut in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:59 pm
    • Kevin Martin will start on Saturday vs. Cavs
      Kevin Martin will join the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Coach Flip Saunders opted to move Gorgui Dieng to the bench, but there's no word as to whether or not this is a permanent move. Martin did close out the last two games for Minnesota, so it's not exactly surprising to see him in the starting lineup. As long as he can stay healthy, Martin is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:53 pm
    • Kevin Durant (GTD) going through warmups
      Kevin Durant (toe) is going through warmups on Saturday before the game against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: He is a game-time decision and we should have news on his status soon. It appears Durant is at least trying to suit up for a very important game. His owners will want to check back soon. If he's out, Perry Jones will start while Dion Waiters and Reggie Jackson benefit most. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:31 pm
    • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is out for 6-8 weeks
      Thabo Sefolosha (calf) will be out for at least 6-8 weeks.

      Advice: This is a tough blow for the Hawks, but Sefolosha was only averaging 19 minutes per game this season, so his absence shouldn't make too many fantasy implications. Kent Bazemore will likely fill the void for the Hawks, and with DeMarre Carroll also out with an Achilles injury, Bazemore is worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:22 pm
       
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    • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) out on Saturday
      Thabo Sefolosha (calf) will not play vs. the 76ers on Saturday.

      Advice: He was ruled out pretty quickly just like he was on Friday, so it appears that this won't be the last game he misses due to his calf. DeMarre Carroll (Achilles) is also out, meaning Kent Bazemore should see big minutes in a favorable matchup with the 76ers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:54 am
       
      Injured
    • DeMarre Carroll, Thabo Sefolosha out on Sat
      DeMarre Caroll (Achilles) and Thabo Sefolosha (calf) will not play vs. the 76ers on Saturday.

      Advice: Kent Bazemore will play all the minutes he can handle on Saturday, and is worth a long look in deeper leagues. Carroll should still be held onto in most leagues, and the Hawks probably just didn't want to risk him against the lowly 76ers. We will provide additional updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:51 am
       
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    • Carmelo Anthony thinks he will play Sunday
      Carmelo Anthony said that he thinks he will play against the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: He was able to play in a back-to-back set on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, but the Knicks likely won't risk him if he's not feeling up to it. We will leave Anthony off the injury report for now, but his owners will want to check back after shootaround Sunday morning for the latest updates. Expect Lance Thomas and Tim Hardaway Jr. to benefit the most if Melo sits. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:40 am
    • Kevin Durant (toe) is a game-time decision
      Kevin Durant was a partial participant at shootaround on Saturday morning, and he will be a game-time decision against Memphis.

      Advice: He has been sidelined for the past two games due to his sprained toe, but a huge matchup against Memphis could prove too tempting for him not to play. Durant's owners will have to check back for official confirmation prior to tip-off, but he certainly belongs in all lineups is if he's activated. If Durant sits, expect Perry Jones to draw another start, but Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka are the true beneficiaries if that's the case. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:18 am
    • Green gets his first DNP of the season
      Gerald Green got his first DNP-CD of the season on Friday against the Bulls.

      Advice: Green was not hurt and he also said it was surprising, but looking somewhat jovial on the bench compared to the usual display of unhappiness when benched it was curious to say the least. Jeff Hornacek said he could very well get tapped next game and it wouldn't be surprising if he got a few extra looks. His body of work on the year suggests he should be owned in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:02 am
    • LeBron plays through wrist injury on Friday
      LeBron James played through his right (shooting) wrist injury in the Cavs' 101-90 win over the Kings on Friday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, seven assists, four steals, two blocks and six turnovers.

      Advice: James appeared to aggravate his wrist injury during a fall but he appears to be able to play through it so owners can cautiously expect this to pass. Timofey Mozgov added seven points, eight boards, one steal and three blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:18 pm
    • J.R. Smith posts solid line against Kings
      J.R. Smith scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds, five assists and four steals in Friday's easy win over the Kings.

      Advice: The Kings are terrible right now but regardless Smith earns a lot of goodwill with owners after this one. Iman Shumpert logged 22 minutes and didn't do much, as so far it looks like Smith will have some staying power. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:07 pm
    • Donats Motiejunas scores 26 points vs. Boston
      Donatas Motiejunas made 11-of-16 from the field for a career-high 26 points against the Celtics on Friday during a 93-87 win, adding 12 rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He had a productive 16-point game on Wednesday and the loss of Dwight Howard seems like it'll help out D-Mo quite a bit. Motiejunas is more than capable of playing center for the Rockets and the team is really going to push the pace now that they'll have smaller lineups, so he's going to be worth owning in standard leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:39 pm
    • Josh Smith has a productive game
      Josh Smith was effective against the Celtics on Friday with 15 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

      Advice: He's played terrific in his past two games and the Rockets will need to go small with Dwight Howard (knee) out indefinitely. Smith seems to have a great rhythm in the offense right now, but we all know he's going to slow down and miss shots. If you want to give him a look and grab him, go for it. For what it's worth, we like Terrence Jones more in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:36 pm
    • Terrence Jones plays 20 minutes
      Terrence Jones played 20 minutes against the Celtics on Friday with seven points, two boards and three blocks.

      Advice: He played 21 minutes on Wednesday and the Rockets are going to keep his minutes in check for a bit. Jones has a huge upside and the Rockets are going to need him to play him more with Dwight Howard (knee) out indefinitely, so more minutes are on the way. Jones is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:32 pm
    • Nicolas Batum still dealing with wrist issue
      Nicolas Batum battled through his wrist injury on Friday against the Hawks, finishing with seven points, five rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He left the game in the first quarter due to pain in his wrist. Batum was able to return to the game, but it was obvious he's not at 100 percent. His fantasy owners are just going to have to hang in there and the Blazers might want to sit him down. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:52 pm
    • Kevin Martin stays busy, makes 5-of-18 shots
      Kevin Martin played 30 minutes off the bench against the 76ers on Friday, making 5-of-18 from the field for 19 points with two rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: While he did come off the bench, Martin closed out the game in each of his last two outings. He was highly involved in the offense, but the rust is there based on this game and his 7-of-18 from Wednesday. As long as he's active, he's worth starting in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:29 pm
    • Andrew Wiggins turns it on late
      Andrew Wiggins scored 15 points on 7-of-17 from the field against the 76ers on Friday with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 36 minutes.

      Advice: That's two quiet games in a row with Kevin Martin back in the lineup. Wiggins only had 12 points in 40 minutes on Wednesday and wasn't quite as aggressive. He's probably not going to be the caliber of player he was to start 2015, but Wiggins should still be a lot better than this recent two-game cold spell. Try to buy low if his owner is worried. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:27 pm
    • Thabo Sefolosha (calf) will not return Friday
      Thabo Sefolosha (right calf strain) will not return against the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: The Hawks ruled him out quickly, so that's usually a sign that he's going to miss time. Kent Bazemore is the next man up with DeMarre Carroll (Achilles) also out on Friday. If you're in a deep league, give Bazemore a look. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:53 pm
       
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    • LeBron James (wrist) will play vs. Kings
      LeBron James (wrist) will play against the Kings on Friday.

      Advice: Well, most DFS owners can change their plans now. James usually doesn't play limited minutes, so his fantasy owners can plug him back in. If you were expecting Kyrie Irving to have another 55-point game, it's a little less likely now. J.R. Smith also takes a hit here. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:47 pm
    • Kevin Martin coming off bench again
      Kevin Martin will come off the bench against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: He had a terrific second half in his return on Wednesday, finishing with 21 points, four rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes. In fact, Martin had a 34.6 usage rate in that game, so expect him to be busy while he's out there. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:10 pm
    • Thabo Sefolosha will start against Blazers
      Thabo Sefolosha will start against the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: He doesn't really do much as an offensive guy, so there isn't much of ceiling here. In fact, he only has a 15.1 usage rate as a starter this season. Sefolosha is a low-end punt play in DFS tonight and will need some points in transition to hit his value. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:57 pm
       
      Injured
    • LeBron James (wrist) a game-time decision Fri
      LeBron James (wrist) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: LeBron is going to go through a pregame evaluation, which could change things, but he is still considered doubtful for tonight's game. If James sits, Shawn Marion will likely draw another start at SF, but the main beneficiaries of his absence will be Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. J.R. Smith will also have some more opportunities to create on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:52 pm
    • DeMarre Carroll now ruled out vs. Blazers
      DeMarre Carroll (left Achilles strain) will not play against the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: He is just banged up and the Hawks will allow him to heal. Carroll has been one of the more efficient small forwards in the NBA and his steals numbers have pushed him to mid-round value on the year. His fantasy owners should bench him tonight and expect him to play on Saturday against the 76ers. Thabo Sefolosha will start. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:52 pm
       
      Injured
    • DeMarre Carroll likely out Friday vs. POR
      DeMarre Carroll will likely be out for Friday's game against the Trail Blazers.

      Advice: If Carroll does indeed sit, Thabo Sefolosha would likely slide into the starting lineup. Carroll was described as "a little banged up," after sitting out Thursday's practice, and it appears he's going to be watching Friday's game from the sidelines. Through five starts at the forward spot this season, Sefolosha is averaging 9.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 1.0 block per game, so he can only be viewed as an option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:23 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young (ankle) is limited in practice
      Nick Young (ankle) was limited in practice on Friday.

      Advice: He said he can do some straight-line running, but he can't cut yet, and he is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Knicks. If he's out, the Lakers will use more Jeremy Lin in the second unit while Wayne Ellington will have more scoring opportunities. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:08 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) probable for Friday
      Updating a previous report, Nicolas Batum (wrist) is officially being listed as probable for Friday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: Batum said earlier that he plans to play, and all signs are pointing towards him giving it a go. Owners can plan on having Batum available, but should note the difficult matchup against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:43 am
    • Cleanthony Early sent down for D-League stint
      Cleanthony Early has been sent down for a D-League stint.

      Advice: Early is very raw, and he'll get some much needed experience in the D-League. It's been hard for him to step into the rotation in New York, and he'll need a few injuries to the guys ahead of him in the rotation before he can gain any relevancy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:41 am
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) says he will play Fri.
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) said that he will play Friday vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: Batum is going to have a very difficult matchup against DeMarre Carroll of the Hawks today, and with the way he's been struggling as of late, Batum doesn't look like a great play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:11 am
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) not on injury report
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) is not being listed on the Trail Blazers' injury report.

      Advice: While this isn't a definitive statement that Batum will suit up for Friday's game against the Hawks, it is an encouraging sign. We'll continue to monitor his status closely, but it should be noted that Batum has an unfavorable matchup today against the Hawks, so he's not looking like a great option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:26 am
    • LeBron James (wrist) doubtful for Friday
      LeBron James (wrist) was a limited participant during shootaround, and he remains doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: James has been taking more time off than usual this season, and that has to be frustrating to owners who burned a No. 1 or 2 overall selection on him on draft day. If James sits, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will be the primary beneficiaries, with J.R. Smith also seeing some increased opportunities on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:19 am
    • Danilo Gallinari scores eight points
      Danilo Gallinari scored eight points with three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 14 minutes against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

      Advice: The Nuggets were blown out badly, but Gallinari did play in garbage time. In fact, six of his eight points came in the last 91 seconds of the game. He is going to have a minutes restriction for maybe the rest of the season, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:50 pm
    • Jared Dudley scores 17 points in start
      Jared Dudley moved into the starting lineup for Ersan Ilyasova on Thursday, scoring 17 points with four rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: The Bucks were rolling on offense with 12 triples tonight. Dudley was really cooling off before tonight, but the loss of Ilyasova should open up some playing time for Dudley. With Ghostface Ilya only day-to-day, Dudley is more of a stop-gap add for now. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:13 pm
    • Cleanthony Early plays 18 minutes
      Cleanthony Early played 18 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday with two points, four rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

      Advice: He did not play in the last two games and coach Derek Fisher gave him a chance tonight. While garbage time was a factor, Early did get some run in the first half. The upside is alluring, but he'll need a couple guys to miss time in order to see minutes in the 20s. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:37 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony plays 25 minutes vs. Indy
      Carmelo Anthony played 25 minutes on the second game of a back-to-back set on Thursday, scoring 18 points with one rebound, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers against the Pacers.

      Advice: He didn't play in the last 15 minutes, but that was because the Knicks were down 25 points at the time of his departure. Anthony playing in both games of a back-to-back set is a great sign, but there was just too much talk of him being shut down from his fantasy owners to feel comfortable with him being able to stay on the court this season. He's still a sell-high player and always will be. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:27 pm
    • Jared Dudley will start at PF on Thursday
      Jared Dudley will start at power forward for Thursday's game against Orlando with Ersan Ilyasova (groin) unavailable.

      Advice: Dudley is more of a 3-point specialist, but he could see an uptick in value with the move to the starting lineup and a favorable matchup against the Magic. He's worth a dice roll for those playing daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:54 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony will play Thursday vs. IND
      Carmelo Anthony will start vs. the Pacers on Thursday.

      Advice: The Knicks are currently in the second game of a back-to-back set, so the fact that Melo is playing is certainly an encouraging sign. Anthony is still capable of putting up amazing stats when in uniform, so owners should really use this as a selling point as the shut-down talks aren’t going away any time soon. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:42 pm
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) status uncertain Friday
      Nicolas Batum's (wrist) status for Friday's game against the Hawks is unknown at this point.

      Advice: Batum is likely headed for another game-time decision, but owners can expect another update on his status following Friday morning's shootaround. If Batum is forced to sit, there will be more touches on offense for Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, and LaMarcus Aldridge. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:18 pm
    • Budenholzer says DeMarre Carroll is 'fine'
      Updating a previous report, Hawks' head coach Mike Budenholzer said that DeMarre Carroll is "fine," after sitting out Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Budenholzer said that Carroll is "just getting a little work on his body," and it doesn't appear he's in jeopardy of missing Friday's game against Portland. Carroll has been up-and-down for much of the season, but he'll draw a favorable matchup against the Blazers on Friday, so owners can feel confident plugging him into their lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:38 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young (ankle) out Thursday vs. Chicago
      Nick Young (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Young will travel with the team on their upcoming four-game road trip, and head coach Byron Scott said he expects Young to return soon. In the meantime, Wayne Ellington, Jordan Clarkson, and Jeremy Lin will all have some increased opportunity for as long as Swaggy P is unavailable. However, with a tough matchup against Chicago tonight, all these guys figure to be risky options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:28 am
       
      Injured
    • DeMarre Carroll doesn't practice on Thursday
      DeMarre Carroll did not practice on Thursday.

      Advice: Carroll elected to get treatment on Thursday rather than practice, but it's not clear at this point exactly what his ailment is. We'll be providing updates as they become available, but we'd consider Carroll probable for Friday's game against the Trail Blazers. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:23 am
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Durant misses Thursday practice
      Kevin Durant (toe) missed practice on Thursday.

      Advice: This doesn't sound great for Durant's availability on Saturday after missing the Thunder's last two games with a sprained toe. We'll update Durant's status after Friday's practice, but Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka stand to gain the most fantasy value if Durant is unable to suit up against the Grizzlies. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:55 am
    • Luol Deng will miss Friday's game vs Mavs
      Luol Deng (calf) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Mavericks.

      Advice: The Danny Granger Express rolls on for at least one more night. Deng will miss fifth game of the 2014-15 season on Friday and Granger will presumably get the start after putting up 14 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal, and three treys in place of Deng on Tuesday. James Ennis should see some increased run with Deng and Dwyane Wade (hamstring) both out on Friday, but Granger is the better fantasy option of the two. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:36 am
       
      Injured
    • Kyle Singler no longer Man Behind The Mask
      Kyle Singler (nose) said will no longer wear a protective mask for the broken nose he suffered on January 21.

      Advice: Singler was held scoreless for the second time in 143 NBA starts on Wednesday and will look to get back on track against the Rockets on Saturday. The 26-year-old is averaging just 6.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.4 three-pointers over his last five games and doesn't provide much fantasy value outside deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:12 am
    • LeBron James shines spotlight on Kyrie
      LeBron James (wrist) declined comment to reporters after Wednesday's win in order to let Kyrie Irving have the spotlight following his 55-point game.

      Advice: "I'm going to kindly decline to talk to you guys," James said after the game. "This is his night." James sat out Wednesday's game due to a sore wrist, so we'll have to await word on the extent of his injury. He'll have some time to recuperate since the Cavs don't play until Friday, but J.R. Smith would be the biggest fantasy beneficiary (outside of Kyrie Irving) if James sits again. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:00 am
    • Kevin Martin returned to action on Wednesday January 28. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:41 pm
    • Joe Johnson scores 26 in loss to Hawks
      Joe Johnson hit 10-of-19 shots and three 3-pointers for 26 points, but didn't do much else in Wednesday's loss to the Hawks, his former team.

      Advice: It's probably not a coincidence that his first 20-point game of January came against the Hawks, but he didn't get much revenge as they won their 17th straight game. Johnson's worth owning, but isn't a must-start player, and unfortunately, he can't play the Hawks every time out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:34 pm
    • Danny Green has another massive line
      Danny Green filled the stat sheet against the Hornets during a 95-86 win on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals, three blocks and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: He was coming in off two horrible games, averaging just 5.0 points, 2.0 boards, 2.5 dimes and 1.0 triples on 20.0 percent from the field. Green has been an early-round guy on the season and it would appear his floor is a mid-round guy. His owners have nothing to worry about, but they knew that just by reading his stat line tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:17 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard sits in the fourth
      Kawhi Leonard played just 23 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday with nine points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: Coach Gregg Popovich said he wanted to roll with Cory Joseph down the stretch and kept Leonard on the bench because of it. Kawhi was filling it up before tonight in his games since returning from injury, averaging 16.5 points, 10.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.3 triples in 31.3 minutes per game. If you can try to buy low from one game, go for it. Kawhi is a stud. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:13 pm
    • Kevin Martin scores 21 points in return
      Kevin Martin returned from a wrist injury on Wednesday against the Celtics, scoring 21 points with four rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He was better than expected and really turned it on after a slow start tonight. Martin was on fire before his injury with a 37-point game in his last outing and a 34-point one before that, so he should be owned in all leagues following this game. Although, his fantasy owners should consider selling high once he solidifies his value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:35 pm
    • Josh Smith does it all without Dwight Howard
      Josh Smith racked up 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal, three blocks and four 3-pointers on 7-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's win over the Mavs.

      Advice: As an added bonus, he didn't attempt any free throws, which means he didn't hurt you there. Normally, we'd say it's time to hit the phones and deal Smith before he comes down to earth, but with Dwight Howard no iffy going forward with edema in his right knee (fluid buildup), Smith could be ready to go on a nice run. Just don't expect him to be this good on most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:29 pm
    • Terrence Jones goes for 10 & 5 in return
      Terrence Jones finally returned from his leg injury on Wednesday and had 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes.

      Advice: He hit 4-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer, and while we've not been high on him, the news of Dwight Howard's edema in his right knee changes things. Jones could see some serious run if Howard is going to miss time, so we now like the idea of taking a flier on him. He could be forced into heavy action for an extended period of time if Howard is going to be shelved. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:26 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas scores 16 w/o Dwight
      Donatas Motiejunas started and had 16 points, five rebounds, a steals and two 3-pointers on 6-of-16 shooting in Wednesday's win over Dallas.

      Advice: Dwight Howard has edema in his right knee (fluid buildup) and could miss time, meaning that D-Mo, Josh Smith and Terrence Jones (he's back) should all be owned until we find out more details about Howard's return date. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:24 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari scores 11 in 20 minutes
      Danilo Gallinari scored 11 points in 20 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday with two rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He is coming around and this is the most minutes he's played since returning from his knee injury last week. Gallinari's minutes are unlikely to hit the 25-minute mark in the near future and he's a very risky player to own, so fantasy owners don't need to be too aggressive in grabbing him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:44 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony (rest) questionable Thursday
      Carmelo Anthony (rest) is questionable to play against the Pacers on Thursday.

      Advice: This news was expected because Melo is not going to play on most back-to-back sets. He played well on Wednesday in a win over the Thunder, scoring 31 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 38 minutes. His owners will want to bench him for Thursday while Lance Thomas, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Langston Galloway will play more. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:25 pm
    • J.R. Smith quiet in win over Blazers
      J.R. Smith hit just 5-of-12 shots and 1-of-6 3-pointers for 11 points, four assists and a steal in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: The key is that he played 38 minutes and if that trend continues, it's just a matter of time before he puts up a monster line. And it's especially likely to happen if LeBron James keeps missing games with a wrist injury. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:38 pm
    • Nicolas Batum plays through wrist injury
      Nicolas Batum played through his wrist injury on Wednesday and had seven points, four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer on 3-of-8 shooting.

      Advice: The line wasn't spectacular, but he was effective, and his owners should just be thankful that his injury doesn't appear to be serious enough to keep him out long term. He missed the last two Blazers games before returning tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:28 pm
    • LeBron James out Wednesday, doubtful Friday
      LeBron James (wrist) is considered doubtful to play against the Kings on Friday.

      Advice: It's weird day to see LeBron James and Kevin Durant out on he same night. James has been extremely durable before this season, but he's had knee and back issues before this injury. The Cavs are on a back-to-back this weekend, so James should be considered questionable for Saturday in Minnesota. Expect to see more of J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion with Smith as the only reliable option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:50 pm
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) to come off the bench
      Kevin Martin (wrist) will come off the bench on Wednesday against the Celtics.

      Advice: It will be his first game back since November and he might see some limited playing time. Martin will likely bump Andrew Wiggins over to small forward, which may cut minutes Thaddeus Young,, Gorgui Dieng and Nikola Pekovic. Martin should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:45 pm
    • LeBron James (wrist) ruled out Wednesday
      LeBron James (wrist) will not play vs. the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He took a hard fall during Tuesday's game and was a game-time decision vs. Portland, but ultimately wasn't able to suit up. His absence means more shots for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, and more playing time for J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion. Consider LeBron questionable to return Friday vs. the Kings. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:35 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony (rest) starting Wednesday
      Carmelo Anthony will start vs. the Thunder on Wednesday.

      Advice: He missed Saturday's game to get some rest, which may be a theme during busy stretches of the schedule. The good news is that his knee is still holding up, but owners will have to monitor his status on a daily basis -- New York plays a back-to-back vs. the Pacers on Thursday, and there are no guarantees that Melo will be available. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:27 pm
    • Terrence Jones (leg) finally returns vs. Mavs
      Terrence Jones (leg) will be active and available for the Rockets on Wednesday, though he'll be limited to 15-20 minutes.

      Advice: Houston will ease Jones into the mix after his lengthy rehab from a nerve issue which has kept him on the sidelines since Nov. 3. He may even start on Wednesday with Dwight Howard (ankle, knee) very unlikely to play. Josh Smith and Donatas Motiejunas complicate Jones' role when Houston is at full strength, but he has enough upside to be worth a stash if he's still floating on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:18 pm
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) starting Wed. vs. Cavs
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) will start vs. the Cavaliers on Wednesday.

      Advice: Batum has a torn ligament on the outside of his wrist but he said recently that he's nearly pain-free, and it sounds like he'll join LaMarcus Aldridge in the play-through-it camp. Batum's scoring has vanished in recent weeks, due in large part to the injury, but he's still returning steady value thanks to across-the-board contributions. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:12 pm
    • Report: LeBron James is closer to doubtful
      LeBron James (wrist) appears to be closer to doubtful to play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: There are multiple reports from the Blazers side of things that LeBron is unlikely, so we'll be looking for something from the Cavs soon. Again, nothing is official yet, but fantasy owners can plan on LeBron sitting this one out. J.R. Smith benefits the most while we should get more Mike Miller and Matthew Dellavedova. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving will also have more chances to score. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:10 pm
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) is a game-time call
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) is a game-time decision to face the Cavs on Wednesday.

      Advice: Both starting small forwards are game-time decisions with LeBron James also dealing with a wrist issue. Batum was questionable to play on Monday in what turned out to be a postponed game, so maybe he can play. If not, there are going to be too many guys to step up in his place. It's best to avoid this situation from a pickup standpoint. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:33 pm
    • LeBron James may be game-time w/ sore wrist
      LeBron James (sore wrist) is a game-time decision on Wednesday due to a hard fall he took during Tuesday's game.

      Advice: He continued playing after the injury on Tuesday and we're guessing he suits up vs. the visiting Trail Blazers, but coach David Blatt said the Cavaliers are "gauging [the injury] right up until game time." If he's forced to sit out, his minutes will be absorbed by a platoon including Mike Miller, Shawn Marion, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:32 pm
    • Nick Young (ankle) misses practice on Wed
      Nick Young (ankle) missed practice on Wednesday night.

      Advice: He has a moderate ankle sprain and missed Tuesday's game against the Wizards. The Lakers seem to be committed to their young guys, so don't expect Young to play at less than 100 percent. Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson are both worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:47 am
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Martin (questionable) expects to play
      Kevin Martin (wrist) is expected to make his return to the lineup against the Celtics on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's not a complete lock because the team will want to see how he performs in pre-game workouts, and he's technically questionable to play. Most signs do point to him playing despite an earlier report today. Martin has been doing a lot of non-contact work and missed some practice over the weekend. He's someone worth grabbing in standard leagues. Meanwhile, it should be interesting to see what happens with the other starters. Andrew Wiggins may slide to the small forward spot, which would bump Gorgui Dieng or Thaddeus Young from the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:17 am
    • Carmelo Anthony (rest) questionable on Wed
      Carmelo Anthony (rest) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

      Advice: Anthony was expected to play on Monday against the Kings before the game was cancelled, so one would think that with the added rest he should be able to play in this one. However, there still hasn't been an update on his status as of yet so his owners will have to check back for updates before activating him in lineups. If Melo were to sit out, Lance Thomas and Tim Hardaway Jr. would be the biggest beneficiaries. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:21 am
    • Kevin Durant (toe) out against the Knicks
      Kevin Durant (toe) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: It will be his second straight game on the sidelines, and though the injury isn't serious, this has to be frustrating for his owners. Durant is still listed as day-to-day, so we will update his status as soon as more details become available. Perry Jones will likely draw another start, but he is too unreliable to use in most leagues. Instead, expect Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka to carry the load for the Thunder tonight, and be sure to give them a long look in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:15 am
    • Terrence Jones participates in shootaround
      Terrence Jones participated in shootaround, and he will likely be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

      Advice: Rockets coach Kevin McHale is a huge fan of Jones' game, but after missing nearly three months of action he will likely be eased into action upon his return. Jones is more than worth a flier in deeper leagues, but it will be interesting to see how coach McHale tweaks his crowded frontcourt rotation that includes Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Dwight Howard (ankle). Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:06 am
    • Danny Green currently battling fatigue
      Danny Green is in the midst of a major shooting slump, but a lot of that has to do with the fact that he has seen an increased workload this season.

      Advice: "Some days the energy is there," said Green. "Some days, you’re fighting to find it." He is averaging a career-high 30.1 minutes per game, and currently leads the Spurs in minutes played so far this season. Over his last four games, he has made just 8-of-33 shots, including 6-of-21 from 3-point range. He should be able to turn things around soon, but knowing coach Gregg Popovich it's very possible that Green misses a game or two down the stretch in order to keep him fresh for playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:32 am
    • J.R. Smith scores just 5 points vs. Pistons
      J.R. Smith scored just five points on 2-of-11 shooting on Tuesday vs. Detroit, adding one board, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He is coming off four straight games of scoring 14 or more points, so his owners should give him a pass. The good news is that Smith looks like he will remain in the starting lineup, so as he long as sees more than 30 minutes a night he will be worth owning in most leagues. Just be sure to expect a couple of bumps along the way. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:26 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) is questionable for Wed
      Kevin Durant (toe) remains day-to-day, but his status for Wednesday's game against the Knicks is still up in the air.

      Advice: The injury was never thought to be serious, but the Thunder have every right to be cautious with their franchise player after he missed the beginning of the season with a fracture in his foot. We should know more about his status after shootaround Wednesday morning, so owners will have to check back then for updates. If Durant can't go Perry Jones will likely draw another start, but he isn't a reliable option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:43 pm
    • Jared Dudley starts 2nd half w/ Ilyasova out
      Jared Dudley started the second half of Tuesday's game with Ersan Ilyasova (groin) unavailable, notching 11 points, one 3-pointer, two boards and three assists in 23 minutes.

      Advice: Dudley has been a sneaky value this season despite playing just 25 minutes, with his stats buoyed by solid percentages, 1.0 triples, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. He's worth owning, especially since Ilyasova is likely to miss more games with his groin injury. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:09 pm
    • MRI on Nick Young's ankle confirms sprain
      An MRI taken on Tuesday night confirmed that Nick Young suffered a moderate ankle sprain, and he is being considered questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: He obviously won't play tonight, but it's definitely a good sign that the injury isn't too serious. Young was benched down the stretch during Sunday's game due to a lack of effort, but the Lakers are obviously going to need his scoring punch with the news that Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is likely out for the season, so owners should consider holding onto him. Expect Wayne Ellington, Jordan Clarkson and Jeremy Lin to benefit in the short-term. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:52 pm
       
      Injured
    • Luol Deng (calf) out Tuesday vs. the Bucks
      Luol Deng (sore calf) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: Danny Granger is expected to slide into the starting lineup with Deng sidelined, but with averages of just 4.7 points on 41.7 percent shooting with the starting unit this season, there's not much to like here. James Ennis will also see some increased opportunity, but he's been far too inconsistent to rely upon in most leagues. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will be tasked with more responsibilities on offense, and they look like the best plays in daily leagues with Deng unavailable. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Luol Deng (calf) a game-time decision Tuesday
      Luol Deng (sore calf) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: Deng was listed as doubtful earlier, so an upgrade to a game-time decision can be viewed as a positive thing. However, if he is forced to sit, Danny Granger and James Ennis would likely split his minutes, though neither guy offers much upside. Dwyane Wade however would be tasked with more responsibilities on offense if Deng is out, and he'd make for the best play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:09 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young getting an MRI on his ankle Tues.
      Updating a previous report, Nick Young is currently undergoing an MRI on his sprained right ankle, and is looking unlikely for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: We'll have a better idea of Young's status once the results of the MRI are released, but at this point it would be shocking if he's able to play. The Lakers are currently calling his injury a moderate sprain, and if he's forced to sit, Wayne Ellington, Jordan Clarkson, and Jeremy Lin would all stand to benefit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:12 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nicolas Batum says his wrist mostly pain-free
      Nicolas Batum did some shooting during Tuesday's practice, and said that his wrist has improved to the point that he's mostly pain-free.

      Advice: Batum remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavs, but it appears that he is going to try and give it a go. Owners will need to check back closer to Wednesday's tip-off for an official update, but if he's ruled out, look for Wesley Matthews, Damian Lillard, and LaMarcus Aldridge to pick up the slack. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:05 pm
    • Nick Young (ankle) will not play on Tuesday
      Nick Young (ankle) will not play against the Wizards on Tuesday.

      Advice: He sprained his ankle in practice on Monday and the Lakers will allow him to heal. Young made just 33.3 percent from the field over the last month and remains one of the worst players inside of the arc. He's not a must-own player and his efficiency has dropped without Kobe Bryant. With Swaggy out, the Lakers will use some two-point guard sets -- they used those for 11 minutes on Sunday -- and Wayne Ellington will also have some more run in a bad matchup. Jordan Clarkson might benefit the most. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:32 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play Wednesday
      Updating a previous report, Kevin Martin (wrist) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: Martin was able to resume shooting workouts on Monday after having fluid drained from his surgically-repaired wrist last week, but he will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game. He's likely going to be eased back into the rotation upon his return, so owners will need to remain patient. However, he still offers enough upside to be worth holding onto in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:17 pm
    • Terrence Jones could play vs Mavs on Weds
      Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said there's a chance that Terrence Jones (leg) could play against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Jones was able to go through a full practice on Tuesday and it's looking like there's a chance the Jones will make his season debut on Wednesday against the Mavericks. He'll be battling for minutes with Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith upon his return, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:49 am
    • Terrence Jones questionable for Weds
      Terrence Jones (leg) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

      Advice: This comes as good news as this is the first change to Jones' status in months. Jones doesn't belong on standard league fantasy rosters as he'll likely be eased back into a crowded rotation alongside Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith, but he's worth a flier in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:38 am
    • Kevin Martin hopes to play vs BOS on Weds
      Kevin Martin returned to shooting workouts on Monday and is hopeful that he'll be able to play against the Celtics on Wednesday.

      Advice: This is the first time that Martin has been able to shoot since he had fluid drained from his surgicallyrepaired wrist nearly a week ago. "It feels better now than it did when I started practicing two weeks ago," said Martin, out since November. "Getting it drained helps a lot. I’ll give it one more hard day of practice and see how I feel." We'll update Martin's status after Wednesday's shootaround, but his eventual return will cut into the production of Mo Williams, Thaddeus Young, and Andrew Wiggins. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:10 am
    • J.R. Smith thriving with no nightlife in CLE
      J.R. Smith told David Aldridge of NBA.com that the lack of nightlife in Cleveland has helped him focus.

      Advice: Smith told Aldridge that the he's been able to focus on basketball in Cleveland since there aren't as many distractions as New York City. "I think this is the best situation for me, 'cause there's nothing but basketball," Smith said. "There's nothing you expect but basketball. There's nothing, there's no going out, there's no late nights." Smith is averaging 15.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 steals, and 3.8 treys in his last 10 games and deserves to be owned in all standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:34 am
    • Luol Deng doubtful for Tuesday vs Bucks
      Luol Deng (sore calf) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Bucks.

      Advice: Deng missed Tuesday's shootaround with his sore calf and will be be re-evaluated closer to game time on Tuesday night. Danny Granger and James Ennis are likely to pick up most of Deng's minutes if he sits, but neither are worth a look outside of daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:06 am
       
      Injured
    • Wiggins scores 23 points in loss to Thunder
      Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting (9-of-12 FTs) with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in Monday's loss to the Thunder.

      Advice: Wiggins did not hit a three but he did just about everything else on the court tonight. He'll be looking at a potential lull when Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin return, and owners will want to target him in buy low deals at that time. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:21 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) out for Monday night
      Kevin Durant (toe) will not play against the Wolves on Monday.

      Advice: He suffered the injury in Cleveland on Sunday and it's being called a left great toe sprain. Durant went through warmups, but there was too much soreness and he decided he'll sit. It's anyone's guess if he'll play on Wednesday and the Thunder do only have three games this week. It'll be Russell Westbrook running the show with a host of others stepping up. Expect Dion Waiters and Anthony Morrow to benefit the most. Perry Jones may start, though. It's worth mentioning KD needed surgery on his right foot. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:06 pm
    • Nick Young sprains ankle in practice
      Nick Young sprained his right ankle in practice on Monday and is questionable to play against the Wizards on Tuesday.

      Advice: It's strange timing with Young being benched on Sunday night because coach Byron Scott said Young looked like he "didn't want to be here." He's probably a little closer to doubtful, but his owners will want to check back tomorrow for an update. If he's out, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin and Wes Johnson benefit most. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:34 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young benched Sunday, logs eight minutes
      Nick Young went scoreless in eight minutes off the Lakers' bench on Sunday, and Byron Scott said afterward that Young looked as though he "didn't want to be here."

      Advice: There was no swag tonight as Young missed both of his shot attempts and turned the ball over three times in a sloppy performance which led Scott to bench him. L.A.'s rotations are a complete mess and Young doesn't do much beyond scoring on a good night, so owners must brace themselves for some turbulent production. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 9:09 pm
       
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    • James Harden still on fire, scores 37 points
      James Harden ran roughshod over the Lakers' defense in Sunday's road win, scoring 37 points (12-of-20 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs) with four 3-pointers, eight boards, five assists, two steals and six turnovers.

      Advice: Harden is averaging 37.0 points over Houston's past four games and continues to lead the NBA in scoring at 27.3 points per game, well ahead of LeBron James (26.0), Kevin Durant (25.3), Anthony Davis (24.2), DeMarcus Cousins (24.2) and Carmelo Anthony (24.1). Just get comfortable and enjoy the fireworks. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 9:07 pm
    • Josh Smith solid in 25 minutes vs LAK defense
      Josh Smith chipped in across the board in an easy win vs. the Lakers, scoring 11 points with one 3-pointer, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and one turnover in 25 minutes vs. L.A.

      Advice: Smith has been nowhere near standard-league value since coming to Houston, especially when you factor in his ridiculous 36.7 percent FT shooting over the past month. Terrence Jones' eventual return is another threat to Smith, so don't let the occasional efficient performance lull you into wasting a roster spot on him. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 9:01 pm
    • Draymond Green scores 14 pts with nine boards
      Draymond Green scored 14 points with nine boards against the Celtics on Sunday, adding two assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He has easily been one of the most improved players in the NBA this season, and it's obvious that coach Steve Kerr admires his playing style. Green is in line for some serious money this summer, and there is no reason to think that he will slow down anytime soon. Green should be a top-30 asset the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 8:05 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari logs 15 minutes in defeat
      Danilo Gallinari had seven points in 15 minutes off the bench vs. Washington, while chipping in one 3-pointer, one rebound and two assists.

      Advice: It's nice to see Gallo healthy and productive, but he has a long way to go before regaining the trust of fantasy owners. Leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:59 pm
    • Danny Green's slump continues on Sunday
      Danny Green couldn't break out of his cold spell against the Bucks on Sunday, scoring just three points on 1-of-9 shooting while adding two boards, three assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He has now failed to score in double digits for the fourth game in a row, and it's obvious that he is losing confidence quickly. Green was in the midst of an incredible season prior to this slump, so his owners should hold onto him in the hope that he turns it around soon. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:37 pm
    • Kyle Singler shoots just 1-of-3 vs. Toronto
      Kyle Singler took only three shots in 26 minutes on Sunday, making one of them to finish a loss to the Raptors with four points, two rebounds and two assists.

      Advice: Singler hasn't been worth owning in 14-team leagues this season and he'll now have an adjustment period with D.J. Augustin taking the reins of Detroit's offense. There's not enough upside here to bother with him outside of deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:21 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard tweaks ankle in win vs. Bucks
      Kawhi Leonard briefly left Sunday's game against the Bucks with a tweaked ankle, but returned shortly after to the tune of 19 points, 14 boards, two assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He was in the locker room for just a few minutes and didn't appear to be limited at all by his ankle. It's possible that he deals with some swelling in the coming days, but the Spurs are off until Wednesday so he should have plenty of time to recover. This is the kind of stat line that Leonard can put up on any given night, so it looks like he will continue to reward his patient owners for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:01 pm
    • Gerald Green quiet in 20 minutes Sunday
      Gerald Green played 20 minutes vs. the Clippers on Sunday, shooting 2-of-9 from the field (2-of-6 from deep) to finish with six points, two assists and one block.

      Advice: He was rolling along in his last four games, averaging 14.8 points and 2.5 triples, but the bottom can fall out unexpected for Green thanks to Phoenix's stacked backcourt rotation. He's been a liability in 12-team leagues over the past month, so think twice before deploying him in the Suns' upcoming three-game week. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 6:53 pm
    • Trade talks starting among Nets and Hornets
      The Charlotte Hornets and the Brooklyn Nets have started trade conversations involving Joe Johnson and Lance Stephenson.

      Advice: It's pretty obvious that the Hornets and Lance Stephenson aren't exactly on the same page, and with Brooklyn falling down the Eastern Conference standings it's not surprising to see them so open to moving Johnson's massive contract. Gerald Henderson and Marvin Williams are also said to be in the discussion, so this is definitely a move that could have some fantasy implications. Johnson's value would be fine in Charlotte, while Stephenson should see a much larger role in Brooklyn should he be traded there. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 5:34 pm
    • Kevin Durant's 32 points not enough for OKC
      Kevin Durant led the Thunder on Sunday with 32 points on 12-of-23 shooting, as well as six rebounds, nine assists and two blocks, but it wasn't enough to hold off the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Durant chipped in one 3-pointer and had only one turnover in 40 minutes, in the latest showcase for his elite fantasy talents. Oklahoma City's defeat dropped their record to .500 again, and they remain 3 1/2 games behind Phoenix for the final playoff spot out West. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 4:27 pm
    • Luol Deng scores 15 points grabs 10 rebounds
      Luol Deng scored 15 points on 5-of-15 shooting to go with 10 rebounds, four assists, one block, and one turnover during Sunday's win over the Bulls.

      Advice: Deng also played some amazing defense against Jimmy Butler, holding him to just 2-of-8 from the field, and it looks like he's over his illness. Keep rolling him out there. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 2:53 pm
       
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    • Terrence Jones could return 'within a week'
      When head coach Kevin McHale was asked about Terrence Jones' availability for Wednesday's game vs. Dallas, he did not rule Jones out and said that he will return "sooner rather than later."

      Advice: McHale added that Jones could return "within a week," and it appears he is getting very close to playing basketball again. However, he will be fighting for minutes with Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith, so it will be very difficult for him to produce the same way he was at the beginning of the season. Still, he's worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 12:19 pm
    • Joe Cold: Joe Johnson has a rough night
      Joe Johnson scored six points with one assist and one block in 29 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday.

      Advice: Ouch. The Nets are a complete lost cause on offense right now. In fact, the Nets have not outscored Klay Thompson's third quarter from Friday in three of their last four halves of basketball. Johnson should still be considered as a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 9:05 pm
    • Kyle Singler will play with a mask
      Kyle Singler will play with a mask against the Bucks on Saturday.

      Advice: He had a procedure on Friday and should be ready to go. Singler broke his nose and it shouldn't affect his playing time. He's a low-ceiling option in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 3:22 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony (rest) won't play on Saturday
      Carmelo Anthony (rest) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

      Advice: The Knicks played him 42 minutes on Friday and one would think they had no intention of playing him tonight given that amount of playing time. Anthony has taken 24 shots from the field in each of his last two games, so there is going to be quite a hole to fill. Langston Galloway should see his usage rate climb to over 20 in 30-35 minutes while it'll be a collective effort of Lance Thomas, Travis Wear, Cleanthony Early and Tim Hardaway Jr. playing more on the wing. Shane Larkin could get some minutes at shooting guard, too. Melo should be ready for Monday against the Kings. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 2:27 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony (knee) questionable Saturday
      Carmelo Anthony (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: It's the second half of a back-to-back set and there is no doubt that Melo's knee has been an issue all season, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the Knicks exercise caution here. We should know more his status closer to tip-off so owners should check back before plugging him into lineups. The Knicks' rotation is a mess right now, but Quincy Acy, Travis Wear and Cleanthony Early should all be in the mix for more minutes if Melo decides to sit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 8:52 am
    • Danilo Gallinari returns to action on Friday
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) returned to action on Friday, logging 17 minutes with four points on 1-of-7 shooting and that's it.

      Advice: Gallo might benefit from a trade sending Wilson Chandler out of Denver but there is way too much uncertainty about his ability to produce to stash him in most standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 1:40 am
    • Kawhi goes for 15 and 14 vs. the Lakers
      Kawhi Leonard scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including a three) with 14 rebounds, three assists and two steals in the Spurs' 99-85 win over the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: So far so good with regard to Leonard's hand and obviously if he's on the floor the production is going to be there. He's returning top 20-25 value on a per-game basis so far. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 1:06 am
    • Young scores 17 points with three treys
      Nick Young scored 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting with three treys and a 4-of-4 mark from the line in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Young didn't have any other stats and while that's not too shocking the 20 minutes is pretty annoying with Kobe Bryant out. Byron Scott played nine players between 19-29 minutes tonight and has been a mess in the fantasy sense, and he hasn't been all that impressive in the reality sense either. But Young should be owned in all formats with an excellent shot to be productive with Kobe Bryant expected to be out for the year. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 12:27 am
       
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    • Danilo Gallinari returned to action on Friday January 23. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 12:04 am
    • Wiggins slowing down as guys return to action
      Andrew Wiggins scored 13 points on 6-of-16 shooting (no threes) with two rebounds, one assist and one block over 38 minutes in the Wolves' 92-84 loss to the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: Wiggins could be staring at a rough month with Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin returning, and then after that Shabazz Muhammad at some point. As that happens, integrating all of these players could easily gum things up for all of them. Still, the Wolves are going to slowly force him into a No. 1 role regardless of who is playing with him, and attrition will also be his ally in the second half of the year. It will be one massive buy low window and owners will want to take full advantage of it. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 12:04 am
    • Cleanthony Early returned to action on Friday January 23. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 12:04 am
    • Deng scores 23 points despite illness
      Luol Deng played through an illness in the Heat's 89-87 win over the Pacers on Friday, scoring 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds and three assists.

      Advice: Deng looks like he's ready to produce for owners again and he should be in most lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 10:54 pm
       
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    • Overshadowed: James Harden hits game-winner
      James Harden hit a game-winning buzzer-beater against the Suns during Friday's 113-111 victory, finishing with 33 points, six rebounds, 10 assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: Just when you thought Harden was going to be the story of the night for a sick crossover to break P.J. Tucker's ankles before he buried a mid-range jumper, Klay Thompson happened. Anyway, Harden is still ridiculous on non-Klay terms over his last three, averaging 37.0 points, 3.7 boards, 7.7 assists, 3.0 steals and 4.3 treys on 51.9 percent from the field. Sadly, Harden won't get to play against Klay again this regular season. That's none of Klay's business, though. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 10:42 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas scores 15 points
      Donatas Motiejunas scored 15 points with six rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 23 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: He shifted to the center spot with Dwight Howard (ankle) out and that'll continue. If Howard misses time, that should help D-Mo's numbers overall. He is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 10:34 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony plays 42 minutes in win
      Carmelo Anthony played 42 minutes against the Magic on Friday with 25 points, seven rebounds, four assists, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He scored 27 points on Wednesday and he's looked completely healthy since his return last week. Anthony looks like he's going to be safe to start, but there are just too many indications that the Knicks are going to shut him down at some point this season. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 8:55 pm
    • J.R. Smith scores 21 points with seven treys
      J.R. Smith made seven 3-pointers for his 21 points against the Hornets on Friday with four rebounds and four assists.

      Advice: The treys were nice, but this was Smith's fifth game of 2015 with at least four dimes. He's really playing extremely well with his new team and he's taking eight treys per game. He'll cool off at some point, but owners in standard leagues can ride him while he's going strong. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 8:08 pm
    • James Harden and Dwight Howard starting
      James Harden (knee) and Dwight Howard (knee) will start against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: They were both probable and there was little doubt that these guys would miss the big road game. The Rockets didn't have Howard in their last matchup against the Suns, too. Harden could put up huge numbers tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 5:49 pm
    • Luol Deng (illness) expected to play Friday
      Luol Deng (illness) is feeling better according to head coach Erik Spoelstra, and he is expected to play Friday vs. Indiana.

      Advice: Considering Deng didn't miss the last game, he's looking very likely for tonight's game vs. Indiana. With Deng feeling better, hopefully he'll have a better outing than his 2-of-6-performance form Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 2:59 pm
       
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    • Kyle Singler iffy for Saturday w/ broken nose
      Kyle Singler (nasal fracture) is questionable for Saturday's game in Milwaukee

      Advice: Singler was injured on Wednesday, when he scored 14 points in 22 minutes vs. the Magic. He continues to hold down a starting job but hasn't done much to help fantasy owners, averaging 7.4 points on 42.0 percent shooting, so there's no incentive to gamble on him while his status is in doubt. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 9:14 am
    • Luol Deng (illness) probable to return Friday
      Luol Deng (illness) appears probable to return vs. the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: He's been sick for four days and didn't even travel to Charlotte for Wednesday's game, but he went through shootaround on Friday without any issues. His likely return will send Danny Granger back to the bench, reducing Granger and James Ennis to an afterthought in typical fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 8:38 am
       
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    • James Harden probable Friday w/ bruised knee
      James Harden (left knee contusion) is listed as probable for Friday's game in Phoenix.

      Advice: He scored 33 points in 32 minutes during Wednesday's loss to Golden State and we're guessing he'll be fine, but owners should stay tuned for pre-game updates. Harden hasn't missed a game all season and should have extra motivation after recently being snubbed as a starter for the All-Star game. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 7:59 am
    • Jared Dudley turns it around vs. Jazz
      Jared Dudley scored 16 points with four rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Jazz on Thursday.

      Advice: He had a grand total of just two points combined in his last two games. Dudley has really cooled off since a somewhat hot start and he'll continue to be an inconsistent player. He'll likely be a top 120-150 guy the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 9:09 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard cools off due to garbage time
      Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high 16 points against the Bulls on Thursday with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He scored the Spurs' final 11 points of the first half, but was fairly quiet the rest of the game. Leonard has added a handful of new offensive moves and coach Gregg Popovich has held up his end of the bargain that he will run plays for the reigning Finals MVP. Leonard gets the Lakers at home on Friday night and could have a big game. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 7:39 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari available for Fri vs Celtics
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) will be available for Friday's game against the Celtics.

      Advice: Gallo last played on December 20 before suffering a torn meniscus and will likely be eased back into action on Friday. The 26-year-old has only played 24 games over the past two seasons and will be limited to a bench role behind Wilson Chandler, so fantasy owners can feel free to leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 9:27 am
    • Draymond Green fills stat sheet in win
      Draymond Green hit 7-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in Wednesday's impressive win over the Rockets.

      Advice: Green came in on a cold streak, but got it going again tonight. You knew it was only a matter of time and the "buy-low" window is closing quickly. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 10:46 pm
    • Corey Brewer racks up 20 in garbage time
      Corey Brewer hit 6-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 20 points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: This was a garbage-time special and he was helped by Josh Smith's early ejection. Make no mistake, Brewer was a big part of a somewhat impressive comeback waged by the Rockets, but they were never in the game and it truly was a meaningless stat line. Don't take the bait and think this will become a regular occurrence. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 10:41 pm
    • Josh Smith ejected in Wednesday's loss
      Josh Smith lasted just 14 minutes and finished with five points before being ejected with two technical fouls in Wednesday's ugly loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: Smith thought he got fouled when he banged knees with a Warrior, and later tore into the referees. It kind of looked like he wanted to go home early in a blowout loss, as he continues to do "Josh Smith" kind of things, regardless of what uniform he's wearing. He's been a bit of a disaster with the Rockets and things aren't likely to get better once Terrence Jones finally returns from his leg injury. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 10:38 pm
    • James Harden plays well in loss to Warriors
      James Harden hit 8-of-18 shots, three 3-pointers and 14-of-16 free throws on Wednesday, finishing with 33 points, four rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block.

      Advice: He's still in the MVP discussion, but the Rockets are going to have to improve their record for him to win it. They were crushed by the Warriors tonight, despite making a late comeback in garbage time. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 10:35 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas disappears in loss
      Donatas Motiejunas hit just 2-of-8 shots for four points, three rebounds and two assists in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: That snapped a 12-game streak of double-digit scoring for D-Mo and he's been rebounding the ball well. He's still averaging 13.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals in January, and the Rockets just didn't have it going against the Dubs tonight. And once Terrence Jones finally returns, things could get a little dicey in regards to Motiejunas. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 10:24 pm
    • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook go off in DC
      Kevin Durant scored a game-high 34 points in his homecoming during a 105-103 overtime win against the Wizards, adding seven rebounds, three assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 45 minutes.

      Advice: He is on cruise control and just missed a triple-double against the Heat on Tuesday. Durant has picked it up lately over his last nine, averaging 22.4 points, 5.0 boards, 3.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.9 blocks and 1.7 treys. This still isn't quite as great as he was last season, but it won't be long until he's hanging 30-point games on a regular basis. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 9:28 pm
    • DeMarre Carroll glue for Hawks on Wednesday
      DeMarre Carroll hit 7-of-11 shots for 17 points, two rebounds, four assists, four steals and three 3-pointers on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Hawks are getting solid contributions from their core on most nights and Carroll, who is a starter, runs hot and cold, like most of the Hawks bench players. He's a nice player to have on your roster but isn't a must-start fantasy player due to the unselfishness of the Hawks. They've now tied a franchise record with 14 straight wins, and after starting the season at 7-6, have gone 28-2 since. They'll get a tough test for their 15th straight win on Friday at home against the Thunder, but it would almost be surprising to see them lose at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 9:14 pm
       
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