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  • Darren Collison (quad) now probable for Fri.
    Darren Collison (quad) is now being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Collison is just dealing with a bruised quad, so it wouldn't be shocking if he's able to give it a go tonight. With Collsion likely to play, Ramon Sessions can be cut in nearly all leagues. Collison put up 19 points on 54.5 percent shooting from the field during his last outing vs. San Antonio to go with five assists and two steals, so if he plays, he's looking like a must-start guy. Rotoworld.com
    41 minutes ago
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Darren Collison (quad) remains questionable
    Darren Collison (quad) is being listed on the active roster for Friday's game, but remains questionable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Head coach Mike Malone is optimistic that Collison will be able to give it a go tonight, but plugged-in beat reporter Jason Jones doesn't expect there to be an official update until roughly 45 minutes prior to tip-off. If Collison is unable to go, Ramon Sessions will draw another start at point guard, but he's not a very attractive option going up against a tough Spurs defense. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:08 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Matt Barnes will start on Friday night
    Matt Barnes (calf) will start against the Rockets on Friday night.

    Advice: He is coming off a two-game absence due to an aggravation to his calf. The Clippers will probably monitor his minutes, so he's not a fantasy option. Reggie Bullock will move back to a reserve and has no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:42 pm
     
    Injured
  • Austin Rivers in the starting lineup vs. ATL
    Austin Rivers will start at shooting guard against the Hawks on Friday night.

    Advice: He was coming off the bench with Darius Miller starting, but apparently coach Monty Williams is going to run an extremely tight rotation tonight. Eric Gordon only had a 16.1 usage while in the starting lineup before his injury, so that's probably about where Rivers will be. There is very little to like about his upside in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:08 pm
  • Cody Zeller will start for Marvin Williams
    Cody Zeller will start at power forward against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He will presumably start on Saturday as long as he doesn't fall on his face tonight. Zeller has played well in his last three games with 12.3 points per game in that span. He'll really need to keep his fouls down, but the opportunity is there as a fantasy plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:25 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (illness) ruled out Friday
    DeMarcus Cousins (illness) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: The illness bug claimed another body tonight and the Kings will be in deep trouble. They don't really have a guy capable of playing big minutes at center, so it'll likely be a group effort. Jason Thompson does get some minutes at center, so he's probably the biggest beneficiary for minutes and has a solidified role. Although, Derrick Williams is also a very interesting player to use in daily leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:05 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist still out on Monday
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) won't play on Friday against the Warriors.

    Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and could miss a few more games. The Hornets have been using a lot of two-point guard lineups with Brian Roberts, but he's still not a fantasy option. There is little incentive to stash Kidd-Gilchrist. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:48 pm
  • Jimmy Butler looks great yet again on Friday
    Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 22 points against the Celtics during a 109-102 win on Friday with three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 41 minutes.

    Advice: He is a legitimate weapon on offense and the Bulls were even using him as a roll man in pick-and-roll sets with Derrick Rose. Butler also looked great in post-up plays despite making just 6-of-15 from the field tonight. He is getting to the line more than anyone could have ever expected and looks like the steal of fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:13 pm
  • Derrick Rose scores 21 points in 28 minutes
    Derrick Rose scored 21 points in 28 minutes against the Celtics during a win on Friday with four rebounds, four assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Of course, he wasn't unscathed in this game. Rose took a charge and was gimpy for a a couple minutes while staying on the court. He also had a minor left hand injury and the training staff was looking at it briefly. He did finish the game and for once we expect him to play against the Nets on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:58 pm
  • Jeff Green fouls out in 26 minutes
    Jeff Green fouled out in 26 minutes against the Bulls on Friday with 10 points, four boards, three assists and one turnover on 5-of-9 from the field.

    Advice: His fast start from a couple weeks ago is a distant memory. Green is just 1-of-17 (5.9 percent) from deep over his last five to go with averages of 16.0 points, 5.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.8 blocks on 45.5 percent from the field. He's been fantastic inside the arc, so he's still worth starting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:25 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic to be re-evaluated next week
    Nikola Pekovic (wrist, ankle) will be re-evaluated next week.

    Advice: That means we can rule him out for Sunday and probably Monday with his ankle issues. Pekovic could play on Wednesday, but we highly doubt it. Gorgui Dieng hasn't been too involved in the offense, but his output in boards and blocks make him a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:47 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Mo Williams ready to play on Friday night
    Mo Williams (illness) will return to the lineup against the Lakers.

    Advice: He is not expected to be limited. Williams traveling with the team on Wednesday was a great sign he would be ready to go and his fantasy owners should plug him back into their lineups. Zach LaVine will take a hit while Andrew Wiggins and Corey Brewer should have less ball-handling responsibility. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:40 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • DeMarcus Cousins (illness) doubtful vs. Spurs
    DeMarcus Cousins (illness) is doubtful to face the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: His knee injury is not an issue, but now the Kings are hit with a sudden illness for their team's MVP. Cousins has eight double-doubles in a row and the Kings are going to be a mess on offense even if Rudy Gay (Achilles) plays. If he's out, it'll likely be a group effort of Jason Thompson, Derrick Williams, Carl Landry and Reggie Evans. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:22 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) listed as starter
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) is being listed in the starting lineup, and all signs are pointing towards him giving it a go Friday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: It's all but official that Rose will start Friday, and he has a favorable matchup today vs. the Celtics, so owners can go ahead and get him in their lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:38 am
  • D.J. Augustin starting again on Friday
    D.J. Augustin will start at point guard again on Friday, as Brandon Jennings sits for the third straight game with a left thumb injury.

    Advice: Augustin had 19 points and a full stat line on Wednesday and should be in for more of the same tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:26 am
  • Brandon Jennings out again on Friday
    Brandon Jennings will miss his third straight game on Friday with a left thumb injury.

    Advice: D.J. Augustin should get all he can handle again tonight and makes for an interesting daily plug-and-play. Jennings has started shooting again, so could be nearing a return, but it won't happen on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:24 am
  • Taj Gibson feeling better, won't play Friday
    Taj Gibson's ankle is feeling much better after a cortisone shot, but he won't play on Friday and he doesn't sound likely to be ready for Sunday's game, either.

    Advice: It sounds like he's getting close, but with Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol both playing today, Nikola Mirotic is a long shot at having a big day. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:20 am
     
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  • Gary Neal (shoulder) out Friday vs. Warriors
    Gary Neal (shoulder) will not play Friday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: His absence will translate to more minutes for Gerald Henderson and P.J. Hairston, but it was Brian Roberts who went off for a career-high 24 points in his absence on Wednesday. If you're feeling lucky, Roberts could be worth a salary-relief play in daily leagues, while Henderson should get some decent run tonight, as well. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:58 am
     
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  • Rose (hamstring) remains probable for Friday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) will go through warm ups on Friday, and if there are no issues, he will be "good to go" according to Tom Thibodeau.

    Advice: Rose is being listed as probable and has a favorable matchup vs. the Celtics, but owners will want to check back for an official update after shootaround. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:46 am
  • Nikola Pekovic (wrist) out Friday vs. Lakers
    Nikola Pekovic (wrist, ankle, personal) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Pekovic has not played since Nov. 15, and remains without an official return date. With Pek sidelined, Gorgui Dieng will continue to get all the minutes he can handle, and is currently averaging 8.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, and 2.0 steals per game with the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:41 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Mo Williams (illness) questionable for Friday
    Mo Williams (illness) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: If Williams is unable to go, Zach LaVine would draw the start in a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers, and would make for a decent option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:28 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Report: Jimmy Butler turned down 4-year, $40M
    Jimmy Butler reportedly turned down a four-year, $40 million-plus offer from the Bulls after seeing Klay Thompson land a max four-year, $70 million deal with the Warriors.

    Advice: Butler said he was "gambling on myself," with regards to his decision to test the market as a restricted free agent this offseason, and he's looking like a guy trying to get paid. Butler has entered the conversation as an elite player in the league, averaging 21.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game (all career-highs) while shooting 50 percent from the field. Butler is currently ranked as the seventh-best player in fantasy hoops, and owners that gambled on him in the middle rounds should be cautious not to pull a muscle while patting themselves on the back. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:30 am
  • Cody Zeller coming on for Hornets
    Cody Zeller had nine points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block on 4-of-10 shooting in 30 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: Marvin Williams was useless again, failing to score in 11 minutes, and Zeller has now been playing well for three games. He's averaging 12.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, a steal and a block in 30 minutes over that stretch. It would not be surprising to see him replace Marvin Williams in the starting lineup if things don't change soon. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:27 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins not on the injury report
    DeMarcus Cousins (leg) did not appear on the Kings' injury report for Friday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: The Kings have thrown players with very minor injuries on the injury report as "probable" and it looks like Cousins dodged a bullet here. He suffered what could have been a contusion on Wednesday, but he did play through it and there look to be no negative effects since. He's arguably the best fantasy big man this side of Anthony Davis. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:16 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Darren Collison is questionable for Spurs gm
    Darren Collison (quad) is questionable to face the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: He has a bruise to his quad, which isn't usually an injury that costs a player a week of action. Collison has missed two games and Ramon Sessions has been a bit underwhelming in the starting lineup. DC's fantasy owners will want to check back on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:15 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) probable for Friday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring tightness) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. Boston.

    Advice: Rose has said that he was targeting Friday, so things are looking positive towards him giving it a go. If Rose does indeed play, Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks won't be worth using in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:00 pm
  • Taj Gibson (ankle) out Friday vs. the Celtics
    Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play Friday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: With Gibson out, Nikola Mirotic could see some extended minutes off the bench. However, Mirotic was only able to muster 20.8 minutes of action during his last outing with both Gibson and Joakim Noah (eye, left knee) sidelined, so there's no certainty that he will see major minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:50 pm
     
    Injured
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) hopeful for Friday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring tightness) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, and said that he is hopeful he'll be able to play Friday vs. Boston.

    Advice: "If I'm ready to go [Friday], I'm ready. If not, just really pay attention to my body," said Rose. "But the plan is that I want to play. So hopefully I'll be out there playing." Rose isn't giving us much with these comments, so owners will want to check back closer to Friday's tip. If he's unable to go, Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks will split Rose's minutes, with Hinrich drawing the start. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:52 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins is 'fine' after injury scare
    DeMarcus Cousins suffered a leg injury against the Rockets on Wednesday and did not miss time, finishing with 29 points, 17 rebounds, six assists, three blocks and seven turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: After the game, he said his knee is sore, but he will be fine for Friday against the Spurs. Cousins has put the team on his back over his last seven and has a usage of at least 36 percent in five of those games, which led to averages of 25.0 points, 14.3 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.9 blocks on 52.4 percent from the field and 83.3 from the line. He is a monster and is basically unstoppable. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:58 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Mo Williams (illness) will travel with team
    Mo Williams (illness) will travel with the Wolves for their upcoming West Coast trip.

    Advice: Considering he has pink eye and strep throat -- two highly contagious illnesses -- Williams figures to play on Friday against the Lakers. There's not much of a reason to pick up Zach LaVine for that game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:55 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • D.J. Augustin scores 19 pts in start for DET
    D.J. Augustin made his second straight start on Wednesday, finishing a loss to the Clippers with 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, six assists and three turnovers.

    Advice: Augustin played 35 minutes in another fill-in start for Brandon Jennings, who remains day-to-day with a sprained thumb. This was easily D.J.'s best and most complete game of the season, and it's hard to recommend him as a pickup considering Jennings could return as soon as Friday's home game vs. Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:49 pm
  • Mo Williams (illness) will not play vs. Bucks
    Mo Williams (illness) will not play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's missed practice the past two days and has been sick since Sunday, so this is a surprise. Williams is dealing with strep throat and pink eye, which shouldn't keep him out much longer. Zach LaVine is going to get all the minutes he can handle. The Wolves might need Corey Brewer and Andrew Wiggins to handle the ball more, too. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:46 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Brandon Jennings (right thumb) out again
    Brandon Jennings (thumb) will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll be D.J. Augustin in the starting lineup again tonight. He struggled in a favorable matchup against the Bucks on Tuesday, so a matchup with Chris Paul doesn't look great on the surface. Still, he saw 37 minutes last night, which makes him a fantasy option. Spencer Dinwiddie will get some run, too. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:00 pm
  • Darren Collison out again on Wednesday night
    Darren Collison (quad) will not play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Like about 20 other NBA players, Collison is dealing with a leg contusion. He missed Tuesday night, but chances are he will be able to play on Friday. Ramon Session was solid against the Pelicans on Tuesday with 15 points, three rebounds and six assists in 32 minutes. He gets a nice matchup against Isaiah Canaan and is worth a look in most leagues for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:20 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Mo Williams still sick, iffy vs. Bucks
    Mo Williams missed shootaround Wednesday and is a game-time decision against the Bucks.

    Advice: Williams has been sick for several days now and while it's possible he'll play tonight, it would not be surprising to see rookie Zach LaVine running the point for the Wolves tonight. On a side note, the Wolves will be wearing pink shoe laces as a tribute to Thaddeus Young's mother, who passed away from cancer recently. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:58 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Matt Barnes ruled out against Pistons
    Matt Barnes will miss Wednesday's game against the Pistons with his calf injury.

    Advice: Reggie Bullock is running with the starters and should get the start, but there's not much to love about him in fantasyland. Barnes remains day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:54 am
     
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  • Gary Neal ruled out for Wednesday
    Gary Neal's shoulder injury will keep him out of Wednesday's game against the Blazers.

    Advice: No surprise here, but P.J. Hairston is back from his ankle injury and could get Neal's minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:26 am
     
    Injured
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) rested as precaution
    Derrick Rose (hamstring tightness) sat out the second half of Tuesday's game as a precaution, and he "didn't feel anything pop or pull" prior to his exit.

    Advice: Tom Thibodeau asked Rose to sit out the second half and Rose agreed. The Bulls' former MVP was very tentative during the first half, as he was during Monday's game, but Thibodeau is hopeful that a few days of rest will have Rose ready to go for Friday's game in Boston. When asked if Rose would require an MRI, Thibs replied, "I don’t believe so. I think he's fine." Fantasy owners have played this game long enough to distrust the Bulls' injury updates, however, and we're unlikely to learn Rose's status until close to tip-off on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:16 pm
  • Jimmy Butler's 32 points not enough vs Denver
    Jimmy Butler set a new career high with 20 free throw attempts on Tuesday, making 18 of them to finish with 32 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in a loss to the Nuggets.

    Advice: Butler has been unbelievable to begin the season, embracing an expanded offensive role without letting up defensively in nearly 40 minutes per game. He's taken a massive leap into top-10 fantasy value and shows no signs of letting up, though his huge workload may take a toll physically as the season progresses. Congratulations to all those owners who snagged Butler in the middle rounds on draft day. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:09 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins leads Kings to 9-5 record
    DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings to a road win on Tuesday with 22 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and five turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: DMC made 8-of-18 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs in another impressive performance, helping Sacramento improve their record to 9-5. He's solidified himself as a top-10 fantasy option and has only picked up one technical foul through 14 games, so owners shouldn't have to fret about suspensions as we near the end of the regular season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:47 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Austin Rivers logs 27 minutes in bench role
    Austin Rivers didn't start at SG on Tuesday, instead coming off the bench for eight points, three rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Darius Miller started tonight but did absolutely nothing to keep the job, so there's still a chance Rivers will earn the SG job with Tyreke Evans moving back to SF. Eric Gordon's indefinite absence with a separated shoulder makes Rivers a low-risk gamble worth taking in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:35 pm
  • D.J. Augustin w/ 11 pts, 7 assists as starter
    D.J. Augustin started on Tuesday with Brandon Jennings (thumb) unavailable, notching 11 points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, seven assists and one steal in a loss vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Augustin shot 4-of-11 from the field and turned the ball over five times in 37 minutes, so it was a flawed performance in his first start of the season. Jennings is questionable to return Wednesday vs. the Clippers, so owners targeting Augustin for short-term value should keep a close eye on Detroit's injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:58 pm
  • Derrick Rose exits Tuesday w/ tight hamstring
    Derrick Rose will not return to Tuesday's game due to left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: Rose's left hamstring caused him to miss four games prior to his return on Monday, and he didn't last long before going back on the injury report. The daily guessing game about his status will continue on Friday when the Bulls play in Boston. Considering the Bulls' protective stance regarding their former MVP, and the fact that hamstring injuries are easy to aggravate, we're not optimistic that he'll be in uniform vs. Rajon Rondo and the Celtics. Check back for updates on Tuesday, and anticipate Kirk Hinrich starting at PG if Rose misses more games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:26 pm
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) starting vs. Nuggets
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) will play on Tuesday, as expected.

    Advice: He was technically listed as 'probable' and the Bulls have been understandably protective of Rose early in the season, so fantasy owners are wise to check his status before every game. He scored 18 points in a somewhat passive performance on Monday and we can only hope he'll continue to build on that performance without any health-related setbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:42 pm
  • Darren Collison (quad) out on Tuesday vs. NO
    Darren Collison (quad) will not play Tuesday vs. the Pelicans, and Ramon Sessions will start.

    Advice: Sessions will be asked to step it up on the offensive end tonight with Rudy Gay (Achilles) also sidelined, and he makes for a solid option in daily leagues. Ray McCallum will see some extended minutes off the bench, but Sessions is the guy to own here. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:57 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Brandon Jennings (thumb) will not play Tues.
    Brandon Jennings (thumb) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks, and D.J. Augustin will draw the start.

    Advice: Augustin will draw his first start of the season, and he could make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Spencer Dinwiddie will also see some extended minutes off the bench, but Augustin offers the most upside. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with Augustin, but his value will likely be short-lived as Jennings shouldn't be out very long with a sprained thumb. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:47 pm
  • Mo Williams (illness) doesn't practice Tues.
    Mo Williams (illness) was not able to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: This is the second consecutive practice that Williams has sat out, and it's not known whether he'll be able to suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks. If he's unable to go Zach LaVine would get all the minutes he can handle, and he could make for a nice low-budget option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:46 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Gary Neal (shoulder) doubtful for Wednesday
    Gary Neal (sprained left shoulder) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: If Neal is unable to go, his minutes would be split up between Gerald Henderson, Brian Roberts, and potentially P.J. Hairston if he's able to suit up. However, none of those guys make for a very attractive option in daily leagues, nor are they worthy of a pickup in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:47 pm
     
    Injured
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) probable for Tuesday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Owners will want to check back for an official update on Rose's status as we draw closer to Tuesday's tip, but it's looking like he'll try and give it a go. Rose is coming off an 18-point outing vs. Utah, and has a favorable matchup tonight against the Nuggets. If he plays, Aaron Brooks won't be worth using in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:21 pm
  • Darren Collison (quad) questionable Tuesday
    Darren Collison (quad contusion) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: If Collison is unable to go, Ramon Sessions (right knee strain) would slide into the starting lineup, and would make for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Sessions put up 18 points, three rebounds, and two 3-pointers during his last start, but he also failed to register a single assist making him a more attractive option in points leagues. Ray McCallum would also see some extended run off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:24 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Austin Rivers coming off bench for Pelicans
    Tyreke Evans will start at shooting guard for the Pelicans on Tuesday, while Darius Miller will start at small forward, leaving Austin Rivers coming off the bench.

    Advice: Miller will start at small forward and Tyreke Evans will slide over to SG. Evans has been great at small forward, so owners have to hope the move doesn't mess up his mojo. Rivers was looking like a nice plug-and-play option, but loses some luster off the bench. Miller is now a deep sleeper for success in the absence of Eric Gordon, who is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:31 am
  • Brandon Jennings not likely for Tuesday night
    Brandon Jennings says he can't shoot due to his sprained left thumb and is not expected to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's yet to be officially ruled out, but owners should assume he's not going to play against the Bucks. And if that holds true, D.J. Augustin will likely start in his place tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:46 am
  • Thibodeau says Rose not real comfortable
    Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Derrick Rose (hamstring) is not real comfortable right now.

    Advice: Rose scored 18 points with five assists, one steal, and three 3-pointers during Monday's win over the Jazz, but will be listed as day-to-day for Tuesday's game against Denver. "I thought he did a lot of good things," Thibodeau said. "You could see he's not real comfortable with the ball yet, but that will come. When Derrick strings some games together, he's going to take off." We'll update Rose's status as soon as possible, but Aaron Brooks would get a value boost if D-Rose is unable to play Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:47 am
  • Jimmy Butler on the loose again on Monday
    Jimmy Butler scored 25 points on 8-of-16 shooting (1-of-2 from deep, 8-of-9 from the line) with two rebounds, two assists and four steals in Monday's win.

    Advice: We keep waiting for Butler's shooting to fall at least a little bit but it just doesn't happen. Playing at a top 10-15 level, he has a heavy lift to stay in that lofty space. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:47 pm
  • Cody Zeller scores career-high 17 points
    Cody Zeller scored a career-high 17 points against the Clippers on Monday during a 113-92 loss with one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Blake Griffin dominated Marvin Williams in the early going, so Zeller picked up some extra playing time. Zeller does have some bright spots, but his inability to hit jumpers will likely cost him a chance to be a regular contributor on the stat sheet. He's only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:17 pm
  • Gary Neal out for game w/ shoulder contusion
    Gary Neal suffered a left shoulder contusion against the Clippers on Monday and will not return.

    Advice: He was in a lot of pain and was in a bad mood as he went to the locker room. Neal looked like he didn't want to come out, but the team will likely give him an MRI. Brian Roberts will likely get some extra run in a two-PG lineup. He finished with eight points and one rebound in 14 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:57 pm
     
    Injured
  • Darren Collison, Sessions are questionable
    Darren Collison (quad) and Ramon Sessions (knee) are questionable to play against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

    Advice: He has a contusion to his thigh and he was able to play through it on Saturday. Collision has been a pleasant surprise with 30 assists to go with just five turnovers. if he and Sessions are out, Ray McCallum will be logging some serious minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:19 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Matt Barnes out again with a calf issue
    Matt Barnes (calf) will not play against the Hornets on Monday and he could miss a few games.

    Advice: He's been dealing with a calf issue for about the past week and the Clippers will just sit him down tonight. It'll be second-year swingman Reggie Bullock in the starting lineup, but Jamal Crawford probably benefits most. Barnes is not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:38 pm
     
    Injured
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is out Monday
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) will not play against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: There was never a doubt that he was going to play and he's expected to miss more time. Expect Gerald Henderson and Gary Neal to pick up the slack. Kidd-Gilchrist is not worth owning in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:27 pm
  • Mo Williams misses practice on Monday
    Mo Williams missed practice on Monday due to an illness.

    Advice: The Wolves don't play until Wednesday when they'll host the Bucks, so Williams should be well enough to give it a go for that contest. They are headed to a three-game week, so Williams isn't the strongest play in the world in weekly leagues anyway. If for some reason he is out, Zach LaVine would likely get minutes in the high 30s. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:38 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Austin Rivers looks like Pelicans starting SG
    Austin Rivers looks like the Pelicans starting shooting guard with Eric Gordon (shoulder) out indefinitely.

    Advice: Rivers had eight points (two triples), three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 33 minutes against the Jazz after Gordon was hurt on Saturday, and the most important takeaway was the fact that Rivers received the lion's share of minutes at shooting guard. Even as a speculative add, Rivers should be owned in all leagues with 12-plus teams. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:13 am
  • Taj Gibson not a lock to return on Friday
    Taj Gibson (ankle) is uncertain to return by Friday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Gibson has already been ruled out of Monday and Tuesday's contests, and he's not even traveling with the team currently. Tom Thibodeau said there isn't much swelling, the Bulls won't take any chances with letting Gibson's ankle injury linger. Nikola Mirotic stands to benefit from Gibson's absence. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:44 am
     
    Injured
  • Jeff Green doesn't want trade from Celtics
    Jeff Green doesn't want to be traded by the Celtics.

    Advice: A report emerged from CSNNE that Green's trade value was as strong (if not stronger) than Rajon Rondo's, and through a couple of miscommunications, Green interpreted that someone had authored a column on his desire to be traded. Although he's frustrated by the losing, Green is not interested in being dealt. "Before you start, I just wanted to clear the air about some BS rumor that came out," Green said. "I said that I was frustrated with losing, not frustrated with the team," he added. Green also said he hasn't been "happy like this in years." Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:31 am
  • Matt Barnes (calf) plays well in 19 minutes
    Matt Barnes (sore left calf) looked fine in 19 minutes of action vs. the Grizzlies, contributing nine points on 4-of-6 shooting, one 3-pointer and two rebounds in the Clippers' road loss.

    Advice: Barnes has reclaimed the starting SF job and is at least worth monitoring in all formats for his under-the-radar contributions -- in the past five games he's averaging 10.0 points on 47.2 percent shooting, with 1.8 threes, 2.2 rebounds and 0.4 steals. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:18 pm
     
    Injured
  • Cody Zeller finally cracks double-digits
    Cody Zeller scored double-digit points for the first time in eight games vs. Miami on Sunday, finishing with 11 points on 4-of-7 FTs and 3-of-4 FTs.

    Advice: He added two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 31 minutes of action, but it's hard to like his fantasy outlook given his infrequent scoring outbursts and poor supporting stats. He's averaging 21.6 minutes over the past five games, however, so owners in deep leagues may find him useful. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:47 pm
  • Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) remains w/out timetable
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) remains without an official timetable for his return, and he's currently not allowed to go through shooting drills, as doctors don't want him jumping.

    Advice: We'll pass along any updates as they become available, but it's not looking like MKG is anywhere near making a return. While he's out, Gerald Henderson and Gary Neal will continue to see extended minutes, and Neal looks like a solid pickup for owners seeking some 3-point shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:04 pm
  • Brandon Jennings (thumb) questionable Tuesday
    Brandon Jennings (thumb) did not practice on Sunday, and is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: The good news is x-rays were negative, so Jennings is just dealing with a sprain. If he's unable to go on Tuesday, D.J. Augustin will get all the minutes he can handle, and Spencer Dinwiddie could see some extended run off the bench. Augustin makes sense as a speculative add in standard leagues, but just know his value will be short-lived. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:51 am
  • Taj Gibson (ankle) out Monday and Tuesday
    Taj Gibson (ankle) was sent home to Chicago to be evaluated by team doctors, and he will not play Monday vs. the Jazz or Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Nikola Mirotic will be the main beneficiary of Gibson's absence, and he is coming off a 24-point 11-rebound outing vs. Portland. If Pau Gasol (calf) is also unable to suit up on Monday, Mirotic is going to get all the minutes he can handle, and he makes for a decent speculative add in standard leagues for owners with roster space. Just know that Mirotic's value could be short-lived with Gasol nearing a return. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:44 am
     
    Injured
  • Jeff Green frustration at an 'all-time high'
    Jeff Green said that his frustration level was at an "all-time high" after Friday's loss to Memphis.

    Advice: "[Friday] we let them get whatever they wanted," Green said. "So we deserved to lose." He has been playing well this year, leading the Celtics in scoring at 18.4 points per game, but is reasonably dissatisfied with his team's 4-7 record. Green can opt for free agency this summer and it's not implausible that Boston could trade him during the season -- a league executive told CSNNE.com that the market for Green is strong, "if not stronger," than it is for Rajon Rondo. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:27 am
  • Austin Rivers scores eight points
    Austin Rivers played 33 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday with eight points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Eric Gordon went down and Rivers is going to get minutes. He's been one of the most inefficient players in the NBA lately, but the opportunity is there. Feel free to give him a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:04 pm
  • Mo Williams has 11 points, 12 dimes in defeat
    Mo Williams continued his strong play as the Wolves' starting PG on Saturday, handing out 12 assists with 11 points on 5-of-16 shooting in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The field goal percentage wasn't great, but Mo chipped in a 3-pointer and he's really found a groove since overtaking Zach LaVine for the starting job in Ricky Rubio's absence. He's averaging 13.3 points, 1.7 triples, 1.8 rebounds and 9.7 assists in the past three games. LaVine had just five points in 13 minutes off the bench and it looks like Williams will be a reliable fantasy PG until Rubio returns, which won't be until late December at the earliest. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:29 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • DeMarcus Cousins dominates w/ 31 pts, 18 reb
    DeMarcus Cousins steamrolled the short-handed Wolves in Saturday's road win, scoring 31 points and tying his season-high with 18 rebounds.

    Advice: He navigated foul trouble while making a stellar 11-of-15 FGs and 9-of-10 FTs, to go along with two assists, one steal, two blocks and three turnovers. Wolves coach Flip Saunders said prior to the game that DMC is in his top-five MVP candidates to begin the season, and it's hard to disagree. The Kings' 8-5 record would be golden in the Eastern Conference, but as things stand they're in fourth place in the tough Pacific division. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:27 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out until Dec.
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) isn't expected to return until at least Dec. 3.

    Advice: He has a stress reaction in his foot and the Hornets are wisely playing it safe. "We’re lucky that he said something [about feeling pain] because if he gets a stress fracture we’re in deep trouble," said Steve Clifford. "I think that is why they’re being very careful." Gerald Henderson, Gary Neal and eventually P.J. Hairston (ankle) will pick up the slack in MKG's absence. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:07 am
  • Taj Gibson (ankle) frustrated by third sprain
    Taj Gibson sprained his left ankle for the third time since last year's playoffs on Friday, saying afterward, "I have to stop trying to run back out there and trying to play through these things."

    Advice: "I pushed through a whole summer of trying to rehab the same ankle and it just keeps flaring up," Gibson said. "I just keep having these little bum ankle turns ... I have to be patient ... We've got a long season, but the dog in me wants to be out there and play. I have to learn from this." The ongoing nature of Gibson's injury suggests he'll miss significant time with his latest sprain, though fantasy owners can expect plenty of nebulous injury updates from the Bulls in the days to come. Nikola Mirotic posted a 20-10 game after Gibson went down on Friday, though his role will be limited once Pau Gasol (calf) gets back on the court. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:16 am
     
    Injured
  • Jimmy Butler has an overdue dud vs. POR
    Jimmy Butler scored nine points with four rebounds, two assists and one steal on 3-of-13 from the field against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He's been one of the best players in the NBA this season and obviously gets a pass here. Butler's shot selection wasn't as great tonight, but there is no need to worry thanks to taking much smarter shots throughout the season. He'll likely get it going again on Monday against the Jazz. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:17 pm
  • Thibs downplays Gibson's ankle injury
    Coach Tom Thibodeau downplayed the ankle injury suffered by Taj Gibson on Friday night against the Blazers, saying he didn't think it was serious despite Gibson leaving the arena on crutches and in a walking boot.

    Advice: X-rays taken were negative but there is a different vibe coming from writers that think he may need at least a little time to get his ankle right. Owners speculating on Nikola Mirotic (24 points, 11 rebounds, four threes) may want to tap the breaks here, but the running joke is that Thibs doesn't think any injury is serious. With Pau Gasol set to come back sooner rather than later it would appear, Mirotic is more of a flier than anything in 12-14 team formats. In daily formats owners could be able to squeeze a few good games out of him. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:26 pm
     
    Injured
  • Taj Gibson hurts ankle in Friday's game
    Taj Gibson hit the ground after hurting his left ankle in Friday's game and did not return.

    Advice: He was helped off the floor by teammates and he is already on crutches, and it's the same ankle he hurt against the Cavs. Nikola Mirotic has looked pretty good with Pau Gasol out and he'll clearly take a backseat to Gasol and Joakim Noah, but in that injury prone crew he'll also be well-positioned if the injury bug strikes. We don't have a timetable on Gibson since the injury just occurred, but Mirotic is worth a look as a speculative add for any low-upside or risky player on your roster. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:07 pm
     
    Injured
  • Mo Williams scores 15 points against SA
    Mo Williams made 6-of-14 from the field for 15 points with two rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: It seems clear coach Flip Saunders isn't going to flip-flop on his starting point guard and Mo is here to stay. He should be able to score in the teens with some dimes, treys and steals now that the Wolves are currently missing 80 percent of their opening night starting lineup. Williams is worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:20 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Gary Neal scores 17 points in return
    Gary Neal scored 17 points in his return from a concussion on Friday, hitting 6-of-11 shots (including a three) with one rebound and one assist in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Neal has been a 12-14 team producer when on the floor this season, averaging 12.6 points with 1.2 threes, 3.1 boards and 90 percent free throws on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:33 pm
     
    Injured
  • D.J. Augustin squanders his chance
    D.J. Augustin scored 14 points with five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer on 4-of-17 from the field against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: He picked up some extra minutes because Brandon Jennings (thumb) suffered an injury, Jennings could miss time, but he didn't break anything and it's possible he is ready for Tuesday against the Bucks. Considering how that game is a few days away, there's little reason to speculatively add Augustin. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:23 pm
  • Brandon Jennings hyperextends left thumb
    Brandon Jennings suffered a hyperextended left thumb in Friday's loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: It kept his minutes down to just 23 tonight in his worst game in a while, scoring nine points with two rebounds, two assists and one steal. It's unclear how severe his injury is and his owners should just sit tight. If you have some dead weight and want to add D.J. Augustin, it's not a terrible idea. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:19 pm
  • Gary Neal cleared to play on Friday vs. ORL
    Gary Neal (concussion) has been cleared and will play against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He could get a nice chunk of minutes tonight because the Hornets are really banged up on the wing. He'll have a chance to score in the teens, but owners in standard leagues can probably do better on a busy night. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:06 pm
     
    Injured
  • Darren Collison shines against the Bulls
    Darren Collison played terrific ball on both ends of the floor against the Bulls on Thursday during a 103-88 win with 17 points, six rebounds, 12 assists, one steal, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: The Kings had a season-high 26 assists as a team tonight and had six players in double figures. They still rank 27th in the NBA for assists per game, but at least it's a step up from last in 2013-14. Collison has been a steal for his fantasy owners as a top-50 player despite sub-par shooting and it's become abundantly clear he has no competition for his starter's minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:03 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • DeMarcus Cousins post 22-14 line in win
    DeMarcus Cousins played through a hip injury and lived in the paint against the Bulls on Thursday, scoring 22 points with 14 boards, four assists, one steal and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He did turn the ball over five times and had five fouls. Cousins leads the NBA in fouls and has committed at least five in all but three games this season. Besides that and the high turnovers, Cousins is dominating on the stat sheet and is the main reason why the Kings are 7-5. He's in the mix to be the most valuable big man behind Anthony Davis. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:41 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Taj Gibson has a letdown game in Sacramento
    Taj Gibson scored 12 points with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 34 minutes against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: Gibson owners had higher hopes than this tonight as the starting power forward. In his seven starts at power forward last season, he averaged 20.6 points, 9.7 boards, 1.7 blocks and 0.9 steals. Pau Gasol (calf) could miss more time, so Gibson owners should continue to have him locked into their lineups until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:20 pm
     
    Injured
  • Jimmy Butler scores 23 points
    Jimmy Butler scored 23 points against the Kings on Thursday with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and three turnovers.

    Advice: He operated out of the post quite a bit, but he had nine of his 11 makes come off an assist tonight. Butler has been the go-to option for the Bulls these days, but his usage takes a massive hit when Derrick Rose (hamstring) is on the floor. He's putting up first-round value right now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:14 pm
  • Matt Barnes has a calf issue
    Matt Barnes is dealing with a sore left calf following Thursday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: He is considered as probable for Sunday against the Grizzlies. Barnes finished with nine points and one 3-pointer in the win. He does have some low-end value since he does a little bit of everything, so give him a look if you're sick of the guy on the end of your bench. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:29 pm
     
    Injured
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out Friday
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: With P.J. Hairston (ankle) also sidelined, Gerald Henderson will likely draw another start and get all the minutes he can handle. Henderson is coming off a disappointing two rebound, zero-point dud from Wednesday, but he'll look to bounce-back with a favorable matchup vs. Orlando. MKG is considered day-to-day, but remains without an official return date. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:15 pm
  • Gary Neal (concussion) probable for Friday
    Gary Neal (concussion) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Neal still needs to pass the leagues' concussion protocol, but it's looking like he's very close to making a return. He's averaging 12.2 points and 1.2 three-pointers per game this season, so he's worth a look for owners seeking a 3-point specialist upon his return. Just know that he's also shooting 39.8 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:08 pm
     
    Injured
  • Matt Barnes will start again on Thursday
    Matt Barnes will again draw the start on Thursday as the Clippers take on the Heat.

    Advice: Barnes looks to have won his starting job back, and has scored in double figures in two of his last three outings. Hopefully he can continue his solid play tonight, as he has a favorable matchup vs. the Heat. He's worth a speculative add in standard leagues for his ability to contribute to each category on the stat sheet. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:50 pm
     
    Injured
  • DeMarcus Cousins (hip) probable for Thursday
    DeMarcus Cousins (hip) is being listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Cousins' injury seems very minor, and he was able to put up 24 points and 17 rebounds during his last outing, despite tweaking his left hip flexor during Tuesday's warmups. Stay tuned for an official update as we draw closer to Thursday's tip, but things are looking positive for Sacramento's primary offensive weapon. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:12 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Nikola Pekovic could practice early next week
    Nikola Pekovic (wrist, ankle, personal) hopes to be cleared to resume practicing early next week.

    Advice: Pekovic's wrist was the reason doctors asked him to rest for one week, but he's also dealing with ongoing pain from a bursa sac in his ankle, all while dealing with an undisclosed personal issue. The Wolves are already limiting his playing time to under 30 minutes per game and his ankle injury could linger all season, which is one more reason to like Gorgui Dieng's outlook even when he shifts back to a reserve role upon Pek's return. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:21 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Mo Williams to start for the Timberwolves?
    Mo Williams looked great in a starting role on Wednesday and his play has head coach Flip Saunders thinking about sticking with him in that role.

    Advice: With rookie Zach LaVine scuffling, Williams provided the Wolves with a spark during their win over the Knicks on Wednesday. "Big difference," Kevin Martin said. "When Mo came in and got me going. He’s just a veteran point guard in the backcourt with you. He knows your spots." Flip Saunders used the phrase "big difference" to describe the swap of Williams and LaVine in the starting lineup, so fantasy owners in all leagues will want to take a flier on Williams while Ricky Rubio (ankle) is out. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:03 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Brandon Jennings hits 1-of-9 3-pointers
    Brandon Jennings hit just 7-of-19 shots and 1-of-9 3-pointers for 19 points, seven assists and two steals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Had he not been firing up the threes, his line would have been a lot better, but whatever was holding Jennings back early in the season has been fixed. Jennings has been playing well for 10 straight games after struggling mightily in his first two of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:00 pm
  • Jeff Green double-doubles in win over Sixers
    Jeff Green hit just 5-of-13 shots and missed all four of his 3-point attempts, but finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in Wednesday's win over the Sixers.

    Advice: Green was on a tear coming in, scoring 28 in his previous game, and while we were expecting a little more against the Sixers, it's hard to complain about a double-double. Like teammate Jared Sullinger, Green has scored in double figures in every game this season, and is averaging 20 points, five rebounds, 1.1 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.9 3-pointers on the season, making him one of the best value picks in fantasy thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:25 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins is probable for Thursday
    DeMarcus Cousins (hip) is probable to face the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He should be fine and was able to play through the injury on Tuesday. Cousins has been outstanding this season and he'll get a tough test against a great Chicago frontline. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:44 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Matt Barnes getting better for Clippers
    Matt Barnes started again and had 13 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's easy win over the Magic.

    Advice: This is the kind of line we were expecting on a regular basis from Barnes, but he's just recently started to show signs of life. He's scored in double figures in two of his last three games, has hit nine 3-pointers over his last four, and just recently moved back into the starting unit. If you've had your eye on him, now is the time to pick him up and hope this is just the start of something good. But up until the last week, he had no business being in fantasy lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:24 pm
     
    Injured
  • Nikola Pekovic also dealing with ankle issue
    Nikola Pekovic (personal, wrist, ankle) said on Wednesday that the painful bursa sac in his ankle has been bothering him since Nov. 12.

    Advice: He also has a wrist injury and a personal matter to deal with right now. The wrist injury will keep him out for at least three games and he won't be re-evaluated until next week. Pekovic's ankle injury is the biggest long-term issue and it would almost be a shock for it not to limit him down the line. Gorgui Dieng should be owned in every single fantasy league right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:10 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Gary Neal (concussion) inactive Wednesday
    Gary Neal (concussion) is inactive for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: He is still dealing with symptoms and will still have to pass the NBA's concussion protocol once he is feeling better. Neal has been a spark off of the Hornet's bench this season and when he returns he will be worth a look for owners in need of 3-pointers. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) is out Wednesday and P.J. Hairston (ankle) is doubtful, so Gerald Henderson will likely play all the minutes he can handle and is worth a look in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:33 am
     
    Injured
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out Wednesday
    Michael Kidd-Gilchirst (foot) is out for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: After showing visible improvement in his play early this season, he has had some tough luck with injuries so far. MKG is expected to make a full recovery with a few days rest, so we will consider him day-to-day for now. Gary Neal (concussion) is also out for Wednesday's game while P.J. Hairston (ankle) is doubtful, meaning Gerald Henderson could see big minutes and is worth a look in daily leagues or for owners in need of a short-term boost. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:29 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins (hip) plays well vs Pelicans
    DeMarcus Cousins tweaked his left hip flexor while warming up for Tuesday's game, but he still finished with 24 points, 17 boards, three assists and two blocks vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Needless to say, the hip injury didn't limit DMC and shouldn't be a problem going forward. The Kings jumped out to a big lead for the third straight game tonight, but once again they let it slip away and their record has fallen to 6-5 after an impressive 5-1 start to the season. They'll have a tough task staying above .500 with the Bulls coming to town for a nationally-televised game on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:36 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Nikola Pekovic (wrist) out at least one week
    Nikola Pekovic sprained his right wrist and will not suit up for any games this week.

    Advice: Pekovic will be targeting a return for Nov. 26 vs. the Bucks, and Gorgui Dieng will enter the starting lineup with Pek sidelined. Dieng has a lot of upside, and as a starter last season he averaged 12.2 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game over 32 minutes of action. He'll be a great option in daily leagues as the team's unquestioned starting center, and if he's somehow available in your league, he makes for an excellent pickup. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:09 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Gary Neal to miss Wednesday's game vs Pacers
    Gary Neal (concussion) will miss Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: Neal is still experiencing symptoms from the concussion that he suffered during Saturday's game against the Warriors and will miss his second consecutive game on Wednesday. With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) already declared out and P.J. Hairston (ankle) listed as doubtful, Gerald Henderson will get all the minutes he can handle and will make for a solid plug-and-play option on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:53 am
     
    Injured
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out Weds vs Pacers
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) has been declared out for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: MKG's stress reaction will keep him out for a fourth consecutive game on Wednesday and he will be joined on the Hornets' inactive list by Gary Neal (concussion) and likely P.J. Hairston (ankle). Gerald Henderson put up 18 points in 37 minutes with MKG and Neal out on Monday and should again make for a solid fantasy play with both players out on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:50 am
  • Barnes still struggling for the Clippers
    Matt Barnes hit just 2-of-8 shots (2-of-6 from deep) for seven points with two rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes on Monday against the Bulls.

    Advice: Whether it's his divorce or any other off-the-court issue, Barnes simply isn't getting it done. He can be watched from the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:15 pm
     
    Injured
  • Jeff Green scores 28 points vs. Suns
    Jeff Green scored 28 points against the Suns on Monday with two rebounds, one assist, three steals and two blocks in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He put Marcus Morris on a poster and he's playing some aggressive ball right now. Green's shooting percentages were starting to come down, but he is getting to the line a lot more this season. He is one of the best late-round picks from drafts this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:11 pm
  • Gibson enjoys like without Pau on Monday
    Taj Gibson enjoyed life without Pau Gasol (calf) in Monday's road win over the Clippers, scoring 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting with five rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Yes, he would be quite good if Gasol (day-to-day) missed any extended time, but everybody knew that coming into the season. He still has standalone value and should be in many lineups on a weekly basis. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:08 pm
     
    Injured
  • Butler headlines night of big lines for Bulls
    Jimmy Butler scored 22 points on 6-of-17 shooting with six rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one three and a 9-of-10 mark from the foul line in Monday's win.

    Advice: Butler is returning top-10 fantasy value and it's unclear where his shooting percentages are ultimately going to fall because he has clearly improved. Making an ungodly 80.6 percent from the line on 8.0 attempts per game, we're getting past issues involving small sample size too. The safe play is to sell him high in exchange for a well-positioned top-20 asset, but what fun would that be? Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:02 pm
  • Jennings hits five threes as push continues
    Brandon Jennings kept pushing in Monday's loss, hitting five 3-pointers and 6-of-13 shots overall to finish with 18 points, three rebounds, six assists and three steals in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Left for dead by many, Jennings is a top-40 player all of a sudden and at 45.6 percent shooting from the field it's certainly a sell-high moment. Just know that he has a top-50 upside enhanced by his durability and shouldn't be sold short. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:51 pm
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