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    • Ty Lawson again held to single-digit scoring
      Ty Lawson scored only five points on 2-of-6 shooting during Sunday's loss, but he stole the ball twice and dished out a game-high 11 assists in just 27 minutes.

      Advice: Lawson wasn't in foul trouble but he tied Kenneth Faried for the fewest minutes of any Nuggets starter, and this marks his third single-digit scoring performance in the past four games. The Nuggets are riding a six-game losing streak and may shift toward player-development down the stretch, but Lawson remains a must-start fantasy PG despite his recent struggles. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:08 pm
    • Pelicans win behind Tyreke Evans' 22 points
      The Nuggets couldn't keep Tyreke Evans out of the paint on Sunday and he finished with 22 points (7-of-14 FGs, 8-of-11 FTs), seven rebounds and seven assists in the Pelicans' road win.

      Advice: Evans turned the ball over five times with one steal to his credit, but his relentless attack kept Denver's defense on its heels all night -- in addition to drawing copious fouls, all but two of Evans' shots came within five feet of the hoop. He'll continue to be the engine of the offense as long as Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday out of commission. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:04 pm
       
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Randy Foye starts, scores 19 pts with five 3s
      Randy Foye made his first start of the season on Sunday, finishing with 19 points, five 3-pointers and two steals as the Nuggets lost their sixth consecutive game.

      Advice: Foye is shooting 30.5 percent from the field this season and his lack of supporting stats makes him primarily a 3-point specialist. To wit, he finished tonight's game without any rebounds, assists or blocks in 30 minutes. He's worth a speculative add in most leagues, however, in the hopes that he can hold down a big offensive role as a starter ahead of Gary Harris. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:01 pm
    • Goran Dragic (back) questionable for Monday
      According to head coach Erik Spoelstra, Goran Dragic is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Suns after he dealt with back spasms during Saturday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: "He got hit in the back and that's why he was in the locker room," Spoelstra said. "He probably shouldn't have played in the second half. He just played through it. I kept on asking him if he was OK and he said he was... He gutted it out." Dragic will likely do everything in his power to be ready in time to face his former team, and we should be able to provide another update after the Heat's shootaround on Monday morning. If Dragic can't play, Mario Chalmers will be the primary beneficiary, while Shabazz Napier would likely see an uptick in minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:37 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Jeremy Lin stays hot, scores 20 in loss Sun.
      Jeremy Lin continued his impressive play in a loss to the Thunder on Sunday, scoring 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting with eight assists, six boards, three steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Distant memories of Linsanity are slowly starting to surface, as Lin has been a new man since the All-Star break, averaging 17.0 points, 5.0 assists, 2.8 boards, 1.2 steals and 0.8 3-pointers in 27.8 minutes per game. While it is highly unlikely that he takes over as the starting PG with rookie Jordan Clarkson playing well, Lin has been playing a lot of minutes at shooting guard which is huge for his value moving forward. Don't look now, but Lin is worth a flier in most leagues to see if he can keep up his torrid pace. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:19 pm
    • Jordan Clarkson scores 12 with four assists
      Jordan Clarkson shook off a leg injury during Sunday's game vs. the Thunder, finishing with 12 points, four assists, two boards, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He was limping slightly at one point during the game, but it appears that the rookie is going to be fine and his owners shouldn't be concerned. He also doesn't have to worry about the recent emergence of Jeremy Lin because head coach Byron Scott has opted to put them on the court together, so it looks like Clarkson's role is safe moving forward. The rookie is still worth owning in all leagues and should continue to improve down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:11 pm
    • D.J. Augustin gets 18 pts as fill-in starter
      With Russell Westbrook (face) unavailable, D.J. Augustin started for the Thunder on Sunday and notched 18 points, four 3-pointers, nine rebounds, five assists and one steal.

      Advice: Westbrook isn't expected to be out long and OKC doesn't play again until Wednesday, so this may be Augustin's only fill-in start. He shot 6-of-15 from the field in 41 minutes and would resume must-own fantasy status if Westbrook ever suffered a long-term injury, so don't lose sight of him in the coming weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:10 pm
    • George Hill cruises in win vs. hapless Sixers
      George Hill carved up the Sixers' defense on Sunday, finishing a 94-74 home victory with 17 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals.

      Advice: He shot 8-of-16 with one 3-pointer and did his damage in just 32 minutes of action. The fact that he was matched up against Ish Smith and Isaiah Canaan certainly helped, but Hill has found his groove after an injury-plagued start to the year and he's regained must-start fantasy status. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:56 pm
    • Ish Smith starts 2nd half over Isaiah Canaan
      Ish Smith took over at PG to start the second half vs. Indiana on Sunday, posting 11 points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds and five assists in the Sixers' loss.

      Advice: Smith is a career 38.6 percent shooter and fantasy owners should be extremely wary of his 47.4 percent free throw shooting this season. He's a decent speculative add for deep-league owners seeking a point guard, but his starting job isn't guaranteed and we wouldn't cut anyone of value to get him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:27 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan benched to start second half
      Isaiah Canaan had five points, two rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes vs. the Pacers, but he was benched to start the second half.

      Advice: Ish Smith took his place and it's unclear if the move is permanent, but this makes Canaan impossible to trust for Monday's home game vs. the Raptors. He was offering little more than 3-pointers as a starter for Philly, and standard-league owners should start perusing the wire for a replacement. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:21 pm
    • Elfrid Payton benched after 13 minutes Sunday
      Elfrid Payton struggled in every facet of the game on Sunday, going scoreless with one rebound and one assist in 13 minutes before being benched by coach James Borrego.

      Advice: Payton has a lousy True Shooting of 44.4 percent and it's understandable that Borrego gets frustrated with his decision-making, but his development should be the priority for Orlando in the season's final weeks. Instead it was veteran Willie Green scoring 11 points in 32 minutes off the bench tonight. Payton's assists and steals are typically excellent but he'll need more consistent scoring to be more than a specialist down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:02 pm
    • Damian Lillard drops 31 points in win on Sun.
      Damian Lillard scored a game-high 31 points in a win over the Kings on Sunday, adding seven assists, four boards, one block and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

      Advice: This was actually Lillard's highest scoring game since he dropped 34 points against the Lakers on Jan. 11, and he has now attempted 20 or more shots in each of his last two games. As one of the league's most durable and consistent guards, he should be a top-10 fantasy asset for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:48 pm
    • Avery Bradley shoots 5-of-17, Cs blow lead
      Avery Bradley struggled shooting on Sunday, going 5-of-17 from the field for 12 points with four rebounds, two assists and zero 3-pointers, steals or blocks.

      Advice: Bradley was busy defensively vs. the Warriors' backcourt, which may have contributed to his offensive struggles, and fantasy owners can take solace in his hefty usage rate tonight, which led all starters. Bradley is a solid rest-of-season fantasy option despite his occasionally damaging field goal percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:42 pm
    • Evan Turner flirts w/ triple-double vs. GSW
      Evan Turner compiled 10 points, nine rebounds and six assists vs. Golden State on Sunday, adding one steal without any 3-pointers or blocks.

      Advice: This is typical production from Turner, whose fantasy value is undermined by poor shooting percentages and a lack of supporting stats. He shot 4-of-12 from the field tonight but this was still a terrific performance, especially since he played a mere 28 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:33 pm
    • Stephen Curry's 37 help erase 26-pt deficit
      Stephen Curry scored a game-high 37 points to help the Warriors erase a 26-point deficit and steal a win in Boston on Sunday, tying the largest comeback in the NBA this season.

      Advice: He went 14-of-22 from the field with five 3-pointers, and offset his five turnovers with four rebounds, five assists and one steal. He's been flirting with No. 1 fantasy status all season thanks to ridiculous games like this, and tonight's victory improved the Warriors' league-best record to 46-11. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:32 pm
    • Ish Smith starts 2nd half over Isaiah Canaan
      Ish Smith started the second half in place of Isaiah Canann on Sunday vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: Canaan has struggled with his conditioning and hasn't exactly looked comfortable running the point in Philly, but head coach Brett Brown has been known to shake things up occasionally. Smith was averaging 6.3 points, 5.3 assists and 1.3 steals in his previous three performances with the 76ers, but owners in most leagues should use a wait-and-see approach here. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:41 pm
    • Matthew Dellavedova fills in again for Kyrie
      Matthew Dellavedova made another fill-in start for Kyrie Irving (shoulder) on Sunday, notching three points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals in 42 minutes.

      Advice: He's shooting a combined 27.3 percent over his past two starts and anyone who grabbed him for temporary value can cut him loose, as Irving is due back on Tuesday. The Cavs' purported 'rising star' is nowhere near standard-league fantasy relevance. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:20 pm
    • Patrick Beverley busts out of slump w/ 12 pts
      Patrick Beverley scored 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting on Sunday, with three 3-pointers, five rebounds, five assists, and three turnovers.

      Advice: Beverley has struggled with his shot for much of the season, but was particularly bad during the month of February, connecting on just 28.8 percent of his shots. While we'd like to view tonight's shooting performance as a positive, it does come with a bit of an asterisk as Kyrie Irving was on the sidelines. Beverley will draw a tough matchup against the Hawks on Tuesday, so that game will be a better indicator as to whether he's finally ready to step out of his shooting slump. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:05 pm
    • Randy Foye starting Sunday, Harris to bench
      Randy Foye will move into the Nuggets' starting lineup on Sunday, sending Gary Harris to the bench.

      Advice: Brian Shaw is shaking up his starting lineup by deploying Foye, Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried ahead of Harris, Joffrey Lauvergne and J.J. Hickson. Chaos reigns in Denver and Foye's starting job may be short-lived, but he's worth a speculative pickup in deep leagues in case it sticks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:55 pm
    • Aaron Brooks scores 14 inefficient points Sun
      Aaron Brookes scored 14 points on 5-of-17 shooting during Sunday's loss to the Clippers, adding two 3-pointers, one rebound, three assists and two turnovers through 31 minutes of action.

      Advice: Brooks hasn't done much since entering the starting lineup, averaging just 10.0 points, 3.7 assists and 1.7 three-pointers per game. The minutes are there, but the production hasn't come around yet. He's still worth holding onto in standard leagues given the Bulls' dire need for offense, especially with Jimmy Butler (elbow) going down on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:01 pm
    • Kemba Walker (knee) to be reevaluated on Wed.
      Kemba Walker (knee) is expected to be reevaluated on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was expected to be out for a minimum of six weeks after undergoing surgery on his torn lateral meniscus in his left knee on Jan. 28, and while it will take him some time to regain his conditioning, he can now be stashed in most leagues with the Hornets pursuing a playoff berth. Walker got up some shots before Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls for the first time since his surgery, and he is still said to be targeting a return to the lineup on March 16. Mo Williams has been filling in admirably at PG for Charlotte, and though his value will take a hit when Walker returns, he is still worth holding onto to see how things play out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:59 am
       
      Injured
    • Coach Thibs confident about Rose returning
      Head coach Tom Thiodeau said that he is confident Derrick Rose will return this season.

      Advice: "He'll get past this hurdle," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He has made it through two tough rehabs. This one will be much shorter, and he'll get back to being who he is." Rose is expected to be sidelined for anywhere from 4-6 weeks, and while it would be great to see him back in time for the NBA playoffs, he likely won't return quick enough to impact fantasy leagues. Aaron Brooks hasn't exactly been lighting it up, but he is still worth owing in most leagues as long as he continues to start in Rose's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:40 am
       
      Injured
    • Jeff Teague is dealing with a hamstring issue
      After sitting out of Saturday's game vs. the Heat, Jeff Teague was seen getting treatment on his hamstring at practice on Sunday.

      Advice: There is no word on how severe the injury is, but good news is that the Hawks don't play again until Tuesday vs. the Rockets, so there is plenty of time for him to recover. Dennis Schroder, who is coming off a 16-point, 10-assist performance vs. the Heat, will continue to be the primary beneficiary if Teague misses more time. We will continue to monitor Teague's status closely in the coming days and will pass along any additional updates. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:10 am
       
      Injured
    • Zach LaVine hasn't played next to Rubio
      Zach LaVine hasn't played next to Ricky Rubio in the second half of the season for more than one minute.

      Advice: Even with the Wolves being shorthanded, they're still playing LaVine at point guard. The rookie's numbers in the second half don't look great, averaging 6.0 points, 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.4 treys. LaVine might log some minutes at shooting guard now because it looks like they're going to be even thinner all-around with Nikola Pekovic (ankle) expected to miss time. He is still not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:10 am
    • Rajon Rondo says thoughts over FA are same
      Rajon Rondo said that his thoughts regarding his impending free agency haven't changed since his spat with head coach Rick Carlisle.

      Advice: Rondo is going to hold his cards close to his chest, but he hasn't had the smoothest transition since leaving Boston. He is averaging just 7.6 points, 4.6 assists, 2.8 boards and 3.6 turnovers over his last five games, and he is also shooting just 43 percent from the field and 33 percent from the charity stripe over that span. He still has some value in points leagues, but he is a huge liability in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:51 am
    • Dante Exum plays just 12 minutes Saturday
      Dante Exum was held scoreless in 12 minutes against the Jazz and was benched in favor of Trey Burke for the start of the second half.

      Advice: Exum has now played 19 or fewer minutes in each of his last three games, and it is starting to look like his days as a starter are numbered. The Jazz obviously threw the rookie into the fire too quickly, and while he does have a ton of potential, he is nowhere near ready to be a starting PG in the NBA. Exum should have already been dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:18 pm
    • Trey Burke scores 23 points, starts 2nd half
      Trey Burke replaced Dante Exum in the starting lineup at halftime and did not disappoint, scoring 23 points in a 82-75 win over the Bucks on Saturday.

      Advice: Exum looks lost out there, and it's surprising that Burke hasn't yet reclaimed his starting spot. Burke has been on fire recently with averages of 18.2 points, 3.8 assists, 2.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 2.2 3-pointers in 28.8 minutes over his last five games, and it's obvious that the Jazz desperately need his scoring punch . Even if coach Quin Snyder opts to keep bringing Burke off the bench, he is still worth owning in most leagues and should continue to see his minutes trend up. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:11 pm
    • Rajon Rondo scores eight in return
      Rajon Rondo scored eight points in his return to the lineup on Saturday against the Nets, adding seven rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 28 minutes.

      Advice: The best part of all this for his fantasy owners is that he didn't go to the free throw line. Rondo looked awful on defense again tonight and ranked dead last on his team for plus-minus at minus-22. He's not a must-own player in standard leagues, but he should be viewed as a mid-to-late-round guy in points leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:17 pm
    • Trey Burke starting the second half vs. Bucks
      Trey Burke is starting the second half in place of Dante Exum in Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: Exum hasn't been playing well for the Jazz and was held scoreless in eight minutes at halftime. Burke, on the other hand, has been fantastic recently and is coming off a 19-point performance vs. the Nuggets on Friday. Burke is the PG to own in Utah for the foreseeable future. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:24 pm
    • Goran Dragic struggles against the Hawks
      Goran Dragic went scoreless in the first half against the Hawks on Saturday, finishing with six points, three rebounds, six assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: It's been a bumpy ride for Dragic, but his averages still look fine. In his five games with the Heat, he averaged 13.8 points, 3.0 boards, 5.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.6 treys on 49.1 percent from the field. He should get even better and have a chance to be a third- or fourth-round guy. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:12 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Teague, Carroll, Horford, Antic out vs. Heat
      Jeff Teague, DeMarre Carroll, Al Horford and Pero Antic will not play against the Heat on Saturday.

      Advice: It's the second time the Hawks have rested their starters this season and they should be ready for next week. Get all of these guys out of your lineup. Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore, Kyle Korver, Paul Millsap and Elton Brand will start. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:10 pm
       
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose (knee) starts rehab on Saturday
      Derrick Rose (knee) started his rehab on Saturday.

      Advice: His surgery wasn't nearly as severe as last time, so he's obviously not going to need five months like he did back in the 2013-14 season to allow his torn meniscus to heal. For what it's worth, Metta World Peace needed less than two weeks to return from a torn meniscus earlier in his career, so Rose's 4-6 week timetable is doable. Still, he's not worth owning because the Bulls will likely take it easy on him until the playoffs. Aaron Brooks has been a letdown, but he's still worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 11:24 am
       
      Injured
    • Rajon Rondo says spat with Carlisle is over
      Rajon Rondo made it clear that his spat with head coach Rick Carlisle is over and that he is ready to move on.

      Advice: "Definitely, he had some frustrations with me and vice-versa," Rondo said. "So communication is definitely key in this situation. We’ve had a couple talks since then, and we’re going to move forward." Rondo was suspended for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks, but he is expected to start against the Nets on Saturday, sending J.J. Barea back to the bench. However, Rondo is averaging just 7.5 points, 4.3 assists and 1.8 rebounds in his last four games, so his owners would be advised to leave him on the bench until he turns things around. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:55 am
    • Lin posts 14-5-6 line in win over Bucks
      Jeremy Lin scored 14 points on 4-of-10 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and six assists in 29 minutes off the bench in the Lakers' 101-93 win over the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: Lin has hovered around the bottom of the top-150 over the last month but has picked it up over the last week or so. Bryon Scott has said that he's thinking of starting Lin at some point, but that's not necessarily the driver of his value. He's worth a pickup though for the chance he can make a late-season run. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:44 am
    • Burke scores 19 points with solid line
      Trey Burke scored 19 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 8-of-12 shots (including three treys) with two rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block in 23 minutes.

      Advice: Burke was a recommended pickup and Wednesday and he's a must-own player after this outburst. He'll probably hover around late-round value when it's all said and done. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:52 am
    • Dragic goes for 20 and five in loss
      Goran Dragic scored 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in the Heat's loss to the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: Dragic has been a top-70 player so far in Miami and that's likely to rise as he gets comfortable and his role increases. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:33 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Beverley returns from his illness on Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) returned to action in Friday's win over the Nets, scoring nine points on 3-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 34 minutes.

      Advice: This is better than we thought he'd do after multiple weeks looking banged up and/or sick. We're not sure he's over his current flu right now so owners should approach him with caution, but he's probably worth a pickup if he has been dropped after a really cold stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:19 am
    • Damian Lillard scores 29 in huge win vs. OKC
      Damian Lillard scored 29 points during a 115-112 win over the Thunder on Friday with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He put up a bit of an under-the-radar month. In his nine February games, Lillard averaged 20.7 points, 4.4 boards, 5.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.7 treys on 47.1 percent from the field and 83.7 percent from the line. He actually struggled with his jumper this month, but shooting a sterling 83.7 percent at the rim carried him. The All-Star still has room for improvement. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:04 am
    • D.J. Augustin to get more playing time?
      D.J. Augustin played 20 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Blazers during a 115-112 loss with six points, one rebound, four assists and two steals.

      Advice: There is nothing encouraging coming out regarding Russell Westbrook now and it sounds like he's going to need to miss time with his facial injury. As of Friday night, he is going to be evaluated, but the team might not provide an update until Saturday. If you need a point guard and are OK with cutting someone, it makes sense to add Augustin. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:45 pm
    • Brooks hits 2-of-15 shots on rough night
      Aaron Brooks hit just 2-of-15 shots (2-of-8 from deep) for six points, four rebounds, four assists and one steal over 31 minutes on Friday against the Wolves.

      Advice: If any impatient owner drops him after a less-than-spectacular start be ready to pick him up. Yes, the Bulls could bring in another point guard but it's doubtful they'll crack the rotation or impact Brooks' minutes. The diminutive guard has a late-round floor with some mid-round upside probably for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:26 pm
    • Patrick Beverley returned to action on Friday February 27. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:24 pm
    • Bradley scores 19 points with three treys
      Avery Bradley scored 19 points on 8-of-18 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds, two assists and one steal in Friday's win over the Hornets.

      Advice: Bradley looks great next to his pal Isaiah Thomas as he doesn't need the ball in his hands much and he's getting great looks in the flow of the offense. Yes, his recent spurt has come against a bunch of bad teams, but the Thomas bump looks real and he should be in all lineups right now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:42 pm
    • Turner posts a dud in win over Hornets
      Evan Turner managed just two points on 1-of-5 shooting with six rebounds and seven assists in 30 minutes on Friday.

      Advice: Turner didn't have a three, steal or block per usual, and he's the guy whose minutes are likely to take a hit with others excelling. Outside of strict points leagues he hasn't been worth much, and owners can find something better on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:33 pm
    • George Hill logs 1st triple-double of career
      George Hill logged the first triple-double of his career on Friday during a 93-86 win over the Cavs with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists, one block, two steals and two turnovers.

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

      Advice: Payton hasn't been getting it done in standard leagues for a while now and though we like his chances of getting hot given his minutes and usage, he simply can't be a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:53 pm
    • Matthew Dellavedova takes 18 shots
      Matthew Dellavedova made 5-of-18 from the field for 14 points against the Pacers on Friday with 10 rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes during a start.

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

      Advice: He really has to stop relying on his isolation plays and cool it with the contested pullups. That said, Canaan shouldn't have much competition for his minutes and he is going to be asked to score a lot, so he's still a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:06 pm
    • Pat Beverley is a go, likely on a minutes cap
      Patrick Beverley (illness) will play against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: He will have a minutes limit tonight. Beverley probably won't be shooting the ball more than six times or so because he's in a slump. He's more of a stash in standard leagues until he gets it going. Jason Terry can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:08 pm
    • Patrick Beverley expected to play on Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) is expected to play against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: He hasn't been playing well these days, making 19.2 percent from the field in his last three. Beverley probably won't have a lot of shots going his way tonight and is not a great play in fantasy right now. Jason Terry also loses his luster. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:24 pm
    • Jordan Clarkson says playing w/ Boozer helps
      Jordan Clarkson said that playing next to Carlos Boozer has helped his game.

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

      Advice: This isn't really a noteworthy move for fantasy. In his 148 minutes next to LeBron James and Kevin Love with Kyrie on the bench, Dellavedova holds an 8.0 usage rate to go with an effective field goal percentage of 23.7. He's only an option in deep leagues tonight and averages about 0.3 DFS points per minute in most formats in the aforementioned situations. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:02 pm
    • Lin to start over Clarkson at some point?
      Coach Bryon Scott said he is thinking of starting Jeremy Lin at some point.

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

      Advice: Rondo has really struggled with the move to Dallas. He's averaging just 9.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.9 turnovers on 40.8 percent shooting since joining the Mavs. He's no longer putting up elite assist totals, which was really his only source of value, and with poor percentages and limited contributions in the major statistical categories, Rondo can be viewed as a drop-candidate in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:57 am
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) still questionable
      Patrick Beverley (illness) went through the Rockets' shootaround, but he remains questionable for Friday's game vs. Brooklyn.

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

      Advice: Rose is full-weight bearing after undergoing the procedure, and he was able to walk out of the hospital. Rookie Doug McDermott had a similar procedure earlier in the year, and he was able to return to practice in four weeks, so things appear to be moving in a positive direction. If Rose is able to return at the four-week mark, he'll return for the final nine games of the season, however, he sits until the six-week mark he'll only be returning for the final three games of the season. Given Rose's tendency to be on the long-end of his recovery timetable, and the fact his minutes will likely be limited upon his return, owners in all re-draft leagues should probably just drop him at this point. Aaron Brooks will be the starting point guard and primary beneficiary with Rose sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:34 am
       
      Injured
    • D.J. Augustin scores 13 points in 27 minutes
      D.J. Augustin scored 13 points in 27 minutes off the bench on Thursday vs. the Suns, adding five boards, three assists and one 3-pointer.

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

      Advice: He is coming off a 32-point performance against the Wizards on Tuesday, so his owners should give him a pass here. The good news is that Curry said his foot is feeling "pretty solid", and head coach Steve Kerr went even further and said that it was no longer an issue. Curry is locked into an all-out battle for the MVP Award alongside James Harden, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, so his owners are in for quite a show as we draw closer to the fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:24 pm
    • Bulls hopeful Rose will return this season
      Bulls Vice President John Paxson said on Thursday that he is hopeful that Derrick Rose (knee) will be able to return this season.

      Advice: Rose is set to undergo surgery on Friday morning at which point a firm timetable will be established, but the Bulls are hoping that this latest injury is just a minor setback. Owners might as well stand pat for now until we get more details after the surgery, but there is still a good chance that Rose misses significant time. Aaron Brooks will continue to start for the Bulls at PG in the meantime and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:58 pm
       
      Injured
    • Foot no longer a concern for Stephen Curry
      Steve Kerr said that he spoke with Stephen Curry and the team's athletic trainer on Thursday, and that Curry's foot issue is no longer a concern.

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

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

      Advice: Rose will undergo a meniscectomy, which is a procedure that will remove all or part of his torn meniscus, but it's worth noting that many within the Bulls' organization remain cautiously optimistic that Rose will be able to return at some point this season. We'll be following this story closely, but given the amount of time Rose has spent sidelined over the past three seasons, we're not as optimistic as the Bulls, and Rose can probably be dropped in standard leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) practices Thursday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) went through a light practice on Thursday, but he remains questionable for Friday's game against the Nets.

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

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

      Advice: Curry dropped 32 points with five three-pointers and eight assists on Tuesday, so his recent play certainly backs up his statement. The Warriors have a brutal schedule coming up with four games in each of the next five weeks, but a healthy Curry could pay huge dividends for his fantasy owners with that much game volume on the horizon. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:55 am
    • Rajon Rondo unlikely to return to Dallas
      Rajon Rondo is unlikely to return to the Mavericks after this season, according to Tim McMahon of ESPN Dallas.

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

      Advice: An on-court verbal exchange and ensuing post-game shouting match in the locker room led to a one-game suspension for Rondo, but Carlisle is ready to move forward. "It’s one game, we’ll be off [Thursday]," Carlisle said. "He’ll practice Friday, and he’ll be back in the starting lineup on Saturday. The events of last night are in the past. And we’ve got to move forward." It sounds like it's safe for fantasy owners to plug Rondo back into their lineups for Saturday's game against the Nets, while J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will return to bench roles. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:12 am
    • Trey Burke cools off, but starts second half
      Trey Burke played 29 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, but hit just 2-of-8 shots for seven points, five rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Burke came in hot, scoring 23, 19 and 16 points in his previous three games, but the good news doesn't stop there. He finally started over Dante Exum in the second half, which could mean Burke might be ready to finally retake his job from the rookie. If he's available in your league, pick him up. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:05 pm
    • Jordan Clarkson scores career-high 22 in win
      Jordan Clarkson hit 10-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for a career-high 22 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in Wednesday's win over the Jazz.

      Advice: Jeremy Lin hit just 3-of-12 shots for eight points and three assists tonight, after going off for 25 and 18 points in his previous two games. Clarkson had cooled off recently and appeared to be losing traction to Lin, but is still averaging 13.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 0.8 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five. As long as he's starting, he still looks like a much safer play than Lin at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:35 pm
    • Randy Foye continues to stink it up
      Randy Foye made 2-of-11 from the field for four points with two assists and one steal in 22 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: His numbers in his last four are awful, averaging 5.5 points, 2.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.3 steals and 1.0 treys on 29.0 percent from the field and 0.0 percent from the line (two attempts). Foye was a stud after the break last season, but it's hard to sign off on adding him with this type of play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:15 pm
    • Aaron Brooks plays 28 minutes on Wed
      Aaron Brooks played 28 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday during a start, scoring 12 points with four rebounds, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made 4-of-12 from the field, was 3-of-8 from the line, and didn't turn the ball over. If Brooks is indeed going to play 28 minutes per game, he should absolutely be worth owning in standard leagues based on his per-minute production, averaging 10.6 points, 2.7 dimes, 0.6 steals and 1.5 treys in just 19.9 minutes per game this season. If you need a point guard, he is a very attractive option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:29 pm
    • Evan Turner triple-doubles in win
      Evan Turner hit 5-of-9 shots for 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in 34 minutes in another start on Wednesday.

      Advice: Turner is never going to blow you away with his ability to shoot or score, and is hitting just 34 percent of his shots over his last five games, to go along with 10.2 points. But when you consider he's also averaging 7.6 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 1.4 steals over that stretch, owners have learned to live with the parts of his game that stink. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:24 pm
    • Jeff Teague struggles, but Hawks win
      Jeff Teague hit just 3-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 11 points, three rebounds, four assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Mavs.

      Advice: Teague didn't have it tonight and Dennis Schroder picked up his slack. Look for Teague to get it going again on Friday against the Magic. He came in dealing with an illness, but he hasn't looked like himself for a couple weeks now, averaging just 11.2 points and 4.2 assists over his last five games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:03 pm
       
      Injured
    • Isaiah Canaan hands out six dimes
      Isaiah Canaan handed out a season-high six assists against the Bucks on Wednesday with 11 points, two rebounds, six assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and five turnovers on 3-of-10 from the field in 33 minutes.

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

      Advice: His owners should be used to him struggling on offense at times, but as long as he's diming, stealing and rebounding, he's still a nice player to use in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:35 pm
    • Derrick Rose (knee) surgery may happen by Fri
      Derrick Rose is expected to have surgery on his torn medial meniscus "sooner rather than later," and it could happen as soon as Friday.

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

      Advice: That's not good against Chris Paul. Beverley needed an IV on Monday, but he should be ready for the weekend. The Rockets will likely start Jason Terry, who scored nine points in 28 minutes on Monday. Pablo Prigioni will also play close to 20 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:18 pm
    • Aaron Brooks starting at PG vs. Charlotte
      Aaron Brooks will start at PG against the Hornets on Wednesday.

      Advice: Derrick Rose (knee) is out indefinitely, leaving Brooks with a clear path to sustained fantasy value down the stretch. Kirk Hinrich has been banged up and ineffective for months, and Tom Thibodeau isn't shy about giving his starters heavy minutes. Brooks still has explosive offensive potential and he should be owned in all leagues while we see how the Bulls' rotation shakes out in Rose's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:18 pm
    • Jeff Teague (illness) ready to play Wednesday
      Jeff Teague (illness) is expected to play on Wednesday, according to coach Mike Budenholzer.

      Advice: The Hawks' game vs. the Mavericks was threatened by icy conditions but it will be played as scheduled, and it sounds like Teague will be in the starting lineup. We'll let you know if anything changes prior to tip-off. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:59 pm
       
      Injured
    • Rondo, Carlisle had 2nd argument after game
      Rajon Rondo and coach Rick Carlisle had another "emotionally charged dispute in the locker room after the game," according to ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon.

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

      Advice: He got into an argument with Rick Carlisle on Tuesday and his coach benched him after that. Rondo has been awful this season and it'll be interesting to see how the Mavericks put their lineups together. The former Celtic has actually been below average as defender and the Mavericks have also fallen as an offense since he's joined them, so this suspension might help them tonight. With Rondo out, it'll be J.J. Barea likely to start with Devin Harris also getting more run. Expect to see Monta Ellis have a bigger responsibility as well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:51 pm
    • Report: Mavs, Hawks still likely to play
      The Hawks and Mavs are still scheduled to play on Wednesday.

      Advice: Contrary to what Shelvin Mack just said, the Hawks and Mavericks will play as of right now. We'll still look for another official update from the teams soon. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:47 pm
       
      Injured
    • Tyreke Evans (illness) will play vs. the Nets
      Tyreke Evans (illness) is still not 100 percent, but he will play against the Nets on Wednesday.

      Advice: Evans played through this same illness on Monday and was able to produce 13 points, 12 assists, four rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers, so his owners shouldn't be too concerned. Evans has a ton of responsibly on offense with Anthony Davis (shoulder), Ryan Anderson (elbow) and Jrue Holiday (leg) all currently sidelined, and he is going to be an elite fantasy asset for the foreseeable future. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:20 am
       
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Derrick Rose to have surgery sooner, not later
      Derrick Rose's medial meniscus tear is not as severe as it was in 2013 and he is expected to have surgery sooner rather than later.

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

      Advice: He wasn't able to play against the Wolves on Monday due to flu-like symptoms, but it's hard to imagine him not doing everything he can to play against Chris Paul and the Clippers. Beverley will likely be a game-time decision tonight, so his owners will have no choice but to check back later before setting their lineups. Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni will fill the void for the Rockets if Beverley sits, but James Harden will have even more responsibility on offense if that is the case. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:43 am
    • Rajon Rondo benched after argument w/ coach
      Rajon Rondo had a heated verbal exchange with coach Rick Carlisle early in the third quarter on Tuesday, after which Rondo never re-entered the game.

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

      Advice: Anyone holding onto Augustin should scour the waiver wire for a better option. His value tanked overnight with the trade to OKC and he's only worth keeping if you're targeting 3-pointers and assists in a deep league. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:16 pm
    • Report: Derrick Rose has torn right meniscus
      Derrick Rose will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the Bulls announced on Tuesday.

      Advice: This is heartbreaking news for the former MVP, who was just regaining his rhythm after recovering from a torn medial meniscus in his right knee last season. The Bulls will announce an official timetable after he has surgery but it's probable that he's done for the season, including the playoffs. He originally tore his meniscus last November and didn't play in a game until suiting up for FIBA in late August, a nine-month timetable which may be even longer this time considering his lengthy injury history. The only good news is that according to beat writer K.C. Johnson, "[The] initial belief is that this tear is not as extensive as tear in November 2013." Aaron Brooks, Kirk Hinrich and E'Twaun Moore will do their best to fill the void at PG in his absence, with Brooks and Hinrich standing out as the best speculative fantasy pickups. Get well, D-Rose. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Stephen Curry (ankle) scores 32 pts in return
      Stephen Curry (ankle) was back in Golden State's starting lineup on Tuesday, dropping 32 points, five 3-pointers, eight assists and two steals in 34 minutes of action.

      Advice: He didn't commit any turnovers while shooting 11-of-18 from the field and 5-of-5 from the FT line. It's safe to conclude that his ankle is healthy. Curry's fantasy owners can look forward to a torrid stretch during the fantasy playoffs, as Golden State plays four games in each of the next five weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:41 pm
    • Stephen Curry (ankle) will start Tuesday
      Updating a previous report, Stephen Curry (ankle) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Wizards, sending Shaun Livingston back to the bench.

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

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

      Advice: Rose has been struggling with his shot for much of the season, and he has only hit 40.5 percent of his shots through the month of February with averages of 17.3 points, 5.8 assists and 1.0 three-pointer per game. He will however draw a favorable matchup against Mo Williams of the Hornets for Wednesday's game, so he has a chance of bouncing back from Monday's disappointing 1-of-13 shooting performance. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:29 am
       
      Injured
    • Jeff Teague misses Hawks practice Tuesday
      Jeff Teague (illness) was not present at Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: Teague has a day to recover before the Hawks face the Mavericks on Wednesday, but we'll consider him questionable until we hear more. If Teague is unable to suit up, Dennis Schroder would likely get the start in his absence and would make for a solid plug-and play option against the Mavs. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:37 am
       
      Injured
    • Steph Curry probable for Tues vs Wizards
      Steph Curry (ankle/foot) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Wizards, according to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

      Advice: This is great news for Steph's fantasy owners after he was forced to miss Sunday's game with a sore right foot. We'll update his status closer to game time, but Curry can be safely plugged back into fantasy lineups while Shaun Livingston will return to a bench role. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:01 am
    • Bradley goes berserk w/ 23 points, six steals
      Avery Bradley scored 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting (including three treys) with four rebounds, three assists and six steals in Monday's road win over the Suns.

      Advice: Bradley hit all four of his freebies for good measure. The addition of Isaiah Thomas is probably going to help him because of the point guard's ability to penetrate and find shooters on the perimeter. The two had extremely good chemistry tonight and Bradley should be owned in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:47 pm
    • Turner holding onto his role with IT in town
      Evan Turner logged 32 minutes on Monday against the Suns, scoring 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, four assists and one steal.

      Advice: By now you know the story with Turner, whose value is depressed in standard leagues due to poor efficiency and bad peripherals. So far the arrival of Isaiah Thomas hasn't hit him yet, but Turner didn't look all that great tonight and there's really no need for him to facilitate the offense with Thomas around. He's really only worth owning in points leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:41 pm
    • Tyreke plays through illness on Monday
      Tyreke Evans played through an illness on Monday, scoring 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: We almost didn't write this blurb because the illness obviously didn't matter tonight, but in the interest of full disclosure here it is. If you want to gamble that Jrue Holiday comes back at some point, this might be your last chance to sell-high in the next week or so. For what it's worth we don't think the Pelicans will push Holiday to return unless he's fully healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:22 pm
       
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Rose hits just 1-of-13 shots in ugly win
      Derrick Rose hit just 1-of-13 shots in Monday's ugly blowout win over the Bucks, finishing with eight points, five rebounds, eight assists, one block and one three.

      Advice: Rose's name is much bigger than his game in standard fantasy formats, due to a combined 2.6 money stats per game (3s/STLs/BLKs) and an extremely weighted 40.7 percent mark from the field. Joakim Noah added eight points and 16 boards but no steals or blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:40 pm
       
      Injured
    • Brooks scores just four points against Bucks
      Aaron Brooks scored just four points on Monday, hitting 2-of-9 shots from the field with one rebound and two assists in 19 minutes.

      Advice: Brooks had a nice month of January but it has been downhill ever since and he can be left on waivers in most standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:30 pm
    • Ish Smith plays 24 minutes, scores seven
      Ish Smith made his 76ers debut on Monday, scoring seven points with three rebounds, seven assists, three steals and four turnovers in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He has already leapfrogged Tim Frazier and he logged some minutes next to Frazier and Canaan tonight. Smith could be looking at around 27 minutes per game with his new team, but he's only worth a look in deep leagues. Additionally, this is his eighth team in five seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:50 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan scores 11 points
      Isaiah Canaan made his second start for the 76ers on Monday with 11 points, one rebound, three assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He didn't look great on defense, but his playing time seems safe with 30 minutes tonight. The 76ers haven't had a point guard capable of shooting treys in a while and he clearly has the green light with multiple pull-up treys before even passing the ball in a halfcourt set. Canaan is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:34 pm
    • Goran Dragic looks much better with 23 & 10
      Goran Dragic showed why the Heat traded for him on Monday with 23 points, two rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He only had one assist in his Heat debut on Saturday and was on the other end of the spectrum tonight. Dragic was highly involved in the offense and he should add plenty more double-doubles with his new team. He's one of the best point guards in the paint, which should complement the rest of the starters. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:15 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Stephen Curry questionable for Tuesday night
      Stephen Curry (ankle/foot) went through Monday's practice, but he's already being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

      Advice: In other words, the Warriors just don't know enough yet to make a determination one way or another, but it's good news that he was able to practice on Monday. After missing Sunday's contest, Curry could very well be headed for a game-time call on Tuesday. The Warriors will not do anything to jeopardize their MVP candidate's health as the team prepares for a postseason push. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:48 am
    • Byron Scott still excited about J. Clarkson
      Byron Scott said that he's "still really excited about Jordan Clarkson."

      Advice: "I keep getting excited about that kid because his growth is getting better and better. I’m excited with the way he’s played so far, he’s come a long way in a short period of time," Scott said. Since becoming the starting point guard, Clarkson is averaging 12.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.1 steals in just under 29 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:27 am
    • Spoelstra wants to make Dragic comfortable
      Erik Spoelstra said of his "biggest priorities" is to make Goran Dragic "feel comfortable as soon as we can."

      Advice: "It was tough. Sometimes you didn’t know where to go," Dragic said of his debut with his new teammates. Spoelstra also said that the Heat want to "play to his strengths" when talking about Dragic's acclimation, and it will be an adjustment process for all involved. Even Dwyane Wade admitted it will take some time to play with another guy who can create off the dribble, and it sounds like the Heat will be tinkering with their new look for at least the next several contests. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:12 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Evan Turner hands out season-high 12 assists
      Evan Turner finished Sunday's OT defeat with 12 points on 5-of-19 shooting, six rebounds and a season-high 12 assists.

      Advice: He added two steals while turning the ball over four times in 36 minutes of action. Fantasy owners should view this line skeptically for numerous reasons -- he did this against the Lakers' lackluster defense, Isaiah Thomas was ejected during his Celts' debut off the bench, and Turner is now a combined 23-of-90 from the field over his past nine games (25.6 percent). Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 10:22 pm
    • Jeremy Lin scores 25 points in Lakers' OT win
      The Lakers stole an overtime win vs. the Celtics on Sunday behind Jeremy Lin, who scored 25 points and handed out six assists in just 30 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Lin didn't play during the first quarter and seemed headed for another lousy night, but he caught fire as the game went on and was the difference-maker in L.A.'s comeback victory. The Lakers have won two of their past 18 games and they're headed nowhere this season, which is another reason to distrust Lin's ROS value, but he's at least worth stashing on your bench in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:56 pm
    • Avery Bradley's buzzer-beating 3pt not enough
      Avery Bradley made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to send Sunday's game vs. the Lakers into overtime, finishing the Celtics' loss with 20 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals.

      Advice: He shot 8-of-20 overall and missed all three of his free throw attempts, but he didn't turn the ball over all game and his clutch 3-pointer is worth watching via the link below. Bradley has been a top-100 value over the past month but his role is bound to change with Isaiah Thomas entering the backcourt rotation, so fantasy owners shouldn't take Bradley's current projections as a given. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:47 pm
    • Canaan starts and scores 14 points
      Isaiah Canaan started in his 76ers debut on Sunday, posting 14 points, four 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists and one block in 29 minutes despite briefly leaving in the fourth quarter with muscle cramps.

      Advice: He started ahead of Tim Frazier and should be able to hold off both Frazier and Ish Smith for the starting PG job, and the cramping shouldn't affect his status going forward. He averaged 12.6 points, 2.7 triples, 2.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals in nine starts for Houston earlier in the season, and he's a low-risk stash in deeper leagues. It's worth noting that Canaan's four 3-pointers were more than Michael Carter-Williams had in any game this season. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 8:00 pm
    • D.J. Augustin plays well in 30 bench minutes
      D.J. Augustin logged 30 minutes in his second game coming off the Thunder bench, scoring eight points with two 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists and one steal.

      Advice: He was 2-of-7 from the field and committed three turnovers, and his playing time was higher than expected due to Kyle Singler's foul trouble and Russell Westbrook's limited minutes in the blowout -- Augustin's 30 minutes were a team-high. This is a fluky line, in other words, and his trade to Oklahoma City instantly morphed him from a must-start fantasy player into a fringe option. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 7:01 pm
    • Ty Lawson returns to starting lineup Sunday
      Ty Lawson returned to the Nuggets' starting lineup on Sunday with a team-high 17 points (6-of-12 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), four assists, three steals and only one turnover in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He picked up a DNP-CD on Saturday after missing a practice, which prompted team GM Tim Connelly to tell reporters that Lawson "needs to grow up." The Nuggets could seemingly implode at any moment, but Lawson's 37.0 minutes per game rank third in the NBA and he's the most bullet-proof player on Denver's roster. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 7:00 pm
    • Stephen Curry (sore right foot) is day-to-day
      Head coach Steve Kerr said that Stephen Curry (sore right foot) will be fine and that he is considered day-to-day.

      Advice: Kerr also said that Curry was sore during warmups so he opted to hold him out of the game as a precaution, so it sounds like the injury is very minor. Curry's next chance to play is on Tuesday against the Wizards, so hopefully the MVP candidate is able to suit up for that one. Shaun Livingston will continue to start if Curry misses any more time, but after scoring just eight points with five boards, two assists and one block in 26 minutes against the Pacers on Friday, he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:49 pm
    • George Hill shoots 4-of-13 in 30 minutes
      George Hill shot 4-of-13 from the field on Sunday, finishing a surprising win vs. the Warriors with 12 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Hill is shooting just 38.8 percent over his past five games and has yet to play more than 30 minutes in a game since returning from his groin injury on Jan. 23. The Pacers' caution is understandable and Hill is still providing fantasy value thanks to solid 3-pointers, assists and steals, in addition to low turnovers from the PG spot. He should only get better in the season's final eight weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 5:50 pm
    • Ty Lawson starting against the Thunder Sunday
      Ty Lawson will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Thunder, shifting Jameer Nelson back to the bench.

      Advice: Nuggets General Manager Tim Connelly said this week that Lawson needed to grow up after finding himself in trouble with the law and pulling a no-show at practice, so hopefully he can turn things around tonight. Lawson is going to have his hands full chasing Russell Westbrook around the court, but he is still a must-start option in all leagues. Nelson, on the other hand, is now safe to drop in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:59 pm
    • Jeff Teague quiet Sun w/ 10 points, two dimes
      The Hawks used a big fourth quarter to defeat the Bucks on Sunday, with Jeff Teague contributing 10 points, one rebound, two assists, four steals and one block in the win.

      Advice: He also turned the ball over four times in 28 minutes and fantasy owners should stay patient despite his recent mini-slump. Over the past five games he's averaging only 11.4 points, 0.6 threes, 1.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists, well below his season numbers, but it's only a matter of time before he bounces back. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:10 pm
       
      Injured
    • 76ers claim guard Ish Smith off waivers
      The 76ers claimed guard Ish Smith on Sunday and have waived forward Malcolm Thomas.

      Advice: Smith was recently waived by the Pelicans after they acquired Norris Cole in a trade, but he has a decent shot at minutes in Philadelphia so owners in deeper leagues can put him on their radar. Isaiah Canaan will get every opportunity to succeed as the starting PG in Philly for now, so Smith still has a lot of work to do before we can recommend an add. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 2:42 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan set to start for 76ers Sunday
      Isaiah Canaan will draw the start on Sunday against the Magic, sending Tim Frazier to the bench.

      Advice: Canaan has an incredible opportunity ahead of him in Philly, and this confirms that he should not be sitting on many waiver wires following this news. Canaan averaged 12.6 points, 2.7 3-pointers, 2.3 assists, and 1.2 steals through nine games as a starter for the Rockets this season, but he should be even more involved on a 76ers' team that is desperate for offense. Tim Frazier, on the other hand, can now be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:25 am
    • Tyreke Evans scores 13 points vs. Heat
      Tyreke Evans scored 13 points with three rebounds, six assists, three steals and two turnovers during a 105-91 win over the Heat on Saturday.

      Advice: He is kind of a Swiss Army Knife for coach Monty Williams. Now that the Pelicans are thing at forward, he is probably going to log some minutes there while Norris Cole gets more run at the point. Regardless, Evans' numbers shouldn't change much on offense and he might have a higher usage rate, too. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:49 pm
       
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Goran Dragic has a slow start to Miami career
      Goran Dragic didn't play well in his first game with the Heat on Saturday during a 105-91 loss to the Pelicans, scoring 12 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Heat offense was lost tonight with a lot of guys standing around Dwyane Wade (19 points, four rebounds and four assists) The Heat also used a lot of three-guard lineups tonight, which was a big complaint from Dragic in Phoenix. He obviously gets a pass here and should be better on Monday against the 76ers. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:37 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • D.J. Augustin plays 23 minutes in OKC debut
      D.J. Augustin played 23 minutes in his Thunder debut on Saturday with 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: The important thing here is that he did play next to Russell Westbrook. It was for 10 minutes and he played down the stretch. This does sounds great and all, but there just are not going to be many shots for DJA once Kevin Durant comes back. He's not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:06 pm
    • Jordan Clarkson's starting spot is safe
      Head coach Byron Scott hinted that he might tweak his lineup for Sunday's game against the Celtics, and Jordan Clarkson is the only player who is guaranteed to start.

      Advice: This is excellent news for the rookie point guard, and it's clear that he has gained coach Scott's trust. Since entering the starting lineup, Clarkson is averaging 13.3 points, 3.9 assists, 3.1 boards and 1.2 steals in 30 minutes per game, and there's no reason why he won't keep improving as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 5:10 pm
    • Enter the Dragon: Goran Dragic will start
      Goran Dragic will start against the Pelicans on Saturday.

      Advice: "We brought him here to play. We brought him here to start," coach Erik Spoelstra said. Dragic and the Heat will play at a faster tempo and the former Sun should be operating with the ball a lot more. He also played next to some floor-spacing guys, so it'll be interesting to see how he fits in with some new guys. Obviously, he should see a full complement of minutes and is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 2:58 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Goran Dragic will play on Saturday night
      Goran Dragic will play against the Pelicans on Saturday night.

      Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra also said he expects to see the Heat increase their pace.That's a great sign all around because the Heat rank dead last in the NBA in pace this season. With Dragic in the mix, Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier will lose playing, which is too bad after both played very well on Friday. Dragic should see his fantasy value increase and it'll go up even higher when the Heat rest Dwyane Wade. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:46 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Connelly on Ty Lawson: 'He needs to grow up'
      Nuggets General Manager Tim Connelly said that Ty Lawson needs to grow up after he was a no-show at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: "He needs to grow up," Connelly said. "The organization, top to bottom, can’t be anymore supportive. It’s time for, not just Ty, but for several of our guys to be pros or it’s time to take a hard look at our roster." Lawson also got into some trouble with the law recently, and he was one of the more common names in the rumor mill during the NBA trade deadline. The Nuggets benched him on Friday as punishment, but there is still no indication that he will miss any additional action. For now, Lawson's owners will simply have to hope that he sorts himself out or things could get messy in a hurry with Denver's season going down the drain. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 10:29 am
    • Clarkson plays just 24 minutes on Friday
      Jordan Clarkson played just 24 minutes in Friday's loss to the Nets, scoring 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds and five assists.

      Advice: Clarkson did not have a steal or block and with the low minutes and talk of changes in the starting lineup, owners should start to look at other options pretty closely. Ronnie Price logged 27 minutes with six points, eight assists and three steals, and the entire rotation is in a state of upheaval. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 2:07 am
    • Jeremy Lin scores 18 points on Friday
      Jeremy Lin scored 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting (1-of-4 3PTs, 5-of-8 FTs) with one rebound, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: We don't trust Byron Scott or Lin as far as we can throw them these days, but this is a decent showing for a guy who has been lacking in both confidence and production lately. He's not a must-add player or even a strong add, but he's worth keeping an eye on in case he can get on track with a terribly shallow squad. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:59 am
    • Bradley fills it up against sloppy Kings team
      Avery Bradley scored 28 points on 12-of-22 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, six assists, four steals and a block in 41 minutes on Friday against the Kings.

      Advice: Bradley has picked up the pace since Rajon Rondo left and he should be owned in all standard formats, but he might lose a little volume on his scoring with Isaiah Thomas coming into the fold. Then again, the addition of a playmaker could free him for more 3-point looks. It's worth mentioning that tonight's output came against a Kings team that turned the ball over 24 times. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:05 am
    • Turner posts inefficient popcorn line
      Evan Turner hit just 3-of-14 shots in Friday's loss, finishing with seven points, five rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one 3-pointer and five turnovers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: Turner's already suspect value in standard leagues is going to take a sizable hit when Isaiah Thomas joins the team. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:56 am
    • Rondo struggling mightily for the Mavs
      Rajon Rondo hit 6-of-9 shots for 13 points in the Mavs' 111-100 win over the Rockets on Friday, but managed just three assists to go with six turnovers in the rest of his box score.

      Advice: Rondo didn't grab a rebound and hit just 1-of-4 shots from the line, looking tentative as ever and one has to wonder how bad his confidence is shot right now. We can't think of too many better support systems and general situations he could find himself in compared to Dallas, so chances are he gets it together at some point, but he's not must-own player and in 9-cat leagues you can drop him without flinching unless you're punting turnovers. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:15 am
    • Randy Foye plays 25 minutes
      Randy Foye played 25 minutes off the bench against the Bucks on Friday with five points, three rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He logged 100 percent of his minutes at shooting guard, so Ty Lawson not playing has nothing to do with the minutes here. It's easy to forget that Foye put up second-round value after the break last season, so he's worth a look. Plus, he'll be even more appealing if/when Danilo Gallinari needs to miss time. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:12 am
    • Payton flirts with triple-double on Friday
      Elfrid Payton scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting with seven rebounds and 11 assists in Friday's win over the Pelicans.

      Advice: Payton did not attempt a 3-pointer and he hit just 2-of-4 free throws, and he didn't have a defensive stat, either. But this is undeniably a great look for him and he should be owned in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:38 pm
    • Tyreke nears triple-double on Friday
      Tyreke Evans scored 14 points on 4-of-13 shooting (no threes) with eight rebounds and 10 assists in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Evans missed all five of his 3-point shots and hit 6-of-8 free throws in what is a fairly standard popcorn line for him. He is rolling along at a mid-round level and with Jrue Holiday a question mark that has no real expiration date. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:12 pm
       
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • George Hill struggles against the 76ers
      George Hill cooled off against the 76ers on Friday with seven points, four rebounds, four assists and two turnovers in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He had some serious momentum heading into the break, averaging 15.0 points, 2.8 boards, 6.0 dimes, 1.0 steals and 1.8 treys on 50.0 percent from the field in his previous five games. Hill is going to play around 30 minutes most nights and we expect him to be better on Sunday against Golden State. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 8:51 pm
    • Report: Ty Lawson will not play Friday
      Ty Lawson will not play on Friday night against the Bucks.

      Advice: He was stuck in Vegas over the break and missed a practice. This punishment probably won't stick, but it'll be Jameer Nelson starting and getting a lot of minutes. We might see Randy Foye get a little run at the point, too. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 5:25 pm
    • Jameer Nelson starting for Ty Lawson
      Ty Lawson will not start against the Bucks on Friday night with Jameer Nelson taking his place.

      Advice: Lawson missed the first practice after the break and coach Brian Shaw looks like he's punishing him for it. We still don't know the details here, but we'd expect Lawson to play off the bench. We'll be providing updates as we receive them. Fantasy owners shouldn't deploy Nelson unless Ty is out. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 4:40 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan will not be available Friday
      Isaiah Canaan will not be available for Friday's game against the Pacers.

      Advice: That means that Tim Frazier will get all the run he can handle as the starting point guard tonight, and he's worthy of a punt play in daily leagues. Through three appearances with the 76ers, Frazier has averaged 5.0 points, 8.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 4.3 turnovers, and 1.0 steal per game on 22.2 percent shooting. He turns the ball over too much and shoots a very poor percentage, so he's better suited for points leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 3:43 pm
    • Pelicans waive Ish Smith
      Pelicans waive G Ish Smith.

      Advice: He was just another moving part in the trade deadline deals. Smith will likely latch on to another team soon. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 1:19 pm
    • Goran Dragic aiming for Saturday
      Goran Dragic is hoping to make his Heat debut on Saturday, meaning he will not play Friday vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: If the Dragic brothers, and other players involved in the trade, all pass their physicals, look for Goran to start on Saturday. In the meantime, Mario Chalmers could have a big game Friday for the shorthanded Knicks. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:40 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Hinkie says Isaiah Canaan likely starting PG
      76ers GM Sam Hinkie said that Isaiah Canaan will likely be the Sixers' starting point guard for the foreseeable future, but he's not likely to be ready to suit up on Friday night.

      Advice: "[Canaan is] someone we chased in the draft," said Hinkie during Friday's press conference. "He's someone we have high hopes for." Canaan is going to get plenty of opportunity as the starting point guard for the Tankers, especially considering his only competition goes by the name of Tim Frazier (a guy who is only on a 10-day deal). Canaan averaged 12.6 points, 2.7 three-pointers, 2.3 assists, and 1.2 steals through nine games as a starter for the Rockets this season, and he is well worth a speculative add in all leagues. With Canaan unlikely to play, little known Tim Frazier looks like the starting point guard on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 7:44 am
    • Report: MIA prepared to offer Dragic max-deal
      The Heat are expected to offer Goran Dragic a five-year, max-contract worth upwards of $100 million when he opts out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

      Advice: Miami wouldn't have given up two first-round draft picks without feeling good about their chances of retaining Dragic this offseason, and his fantasy value is due for a significant boost with the move to South Beach. Mario Chalmers' value on the other hand is due to take a sizable hit, as he's forced to a bench role to accommodate The Dragon in the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 6:20 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
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