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    • Blake Griffin scores 24 with eight dimes
      Blake Griffin handed out eight assists against the Bucks during a 106-102 win on Saturday, scoring 24 points with six rebounds and one steal.

      Advice: The assists have been the story lately with 6.4 per game over his last five to go with averages of 23.0 points, 9.4 boards and 1.4 steals. Griffin is posting career highs in usage rate and assist percentage while turning in a career low in turnover percentage. He's not just a freak athlete anymore. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:58 pm
    • Chris Paul scores 27 points with nine dimes
      Chris Paul scored a game-high 27 points against the Bucks on Saturday three rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: He only turned the ball over twice and has fixed his issues from earlier this month. Paul had a season-high 11 makes from the line tonight and is making 88 percent from the line on the season. He lost a little bit of steam and James Harden has leapfrogged him for No. 3 on fantasy value. Still, No. 4 is just fine. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:52 pm
    • J.J. Redick scores 23 points vs. Bucks
      J.J. Redick scored 23 points against the Bucks with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He's so hot right now. Over his last 11 games, he posted a 68.9 true shooting percentage with 17.5 points, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.9 triples. Redick has been flirting with fifth-round value in that span, so keep him owned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:45 pm
    • Matt Barnes lays a goose egg
      Matt Barnes did not score against the Bucks on Saturday with five rebounds and four assists.

      Advice: He had 16 points on Friday and went the other way tonight. Barnes was putting up No. 65 fantasy value over the past two weeks, so there is enough upside to cut him some slack unless it's to grab a hot free agent. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:37 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 18 in full line
      Giannis Antetokounmpo made 8-of-12 from the field for 18 points in a 106-102 loss to the Clippers on Saturday with nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: He had a career-high six assists and he's finally starting to come around in the stat diversity department. Antetokounmpo is shooting the ball much better, which was by far his biggest issue last season. He's improving and is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:34 pm
    • Larry Sanders scores 10 points in start
      Larry Sanders scored 10 points against the Clippers on Saturday with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He did commit his usual five fouls, but did make 5-of-6 from the field. Sanders made 76.2 percent from the field over his last four with averages of 8.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.8 blocks. If you really need blocks, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:30 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant plays six minutes
      Johnny O'Bryant played six minutes on Saturday with four points.

      Advice: He picked up two quick fouls and that was that. O'Bryant was able to push guys around at summer league, but that doesn't work against Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. He can be cut in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:23 pm
    • Khris Middleton has well-rounded game
      Khris Middleton played 24 minutes off the bench for 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It was a big step up from his one-point stinker on Thursday and Middleton has fared well in three of his last four. He really doesn't do much outside of score while making only 43.0 percent from the field with 1.3 steals, so his ceiling isn't high enough to grab in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:19 pm
    • O.J. Mayo scores three points
      O.J. Mayo scored three points in 23 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday with one rebound, three assists and two turnovers.

      Advice: Well, he had three solid outings before this one, but a sub-par game from Mayo is nothing new. He only has season averages of 0.7 steals, 1.2 triples and 0.2 blocks to go with 1.9 turnovers, so there really are not enough positives to add him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:16 pm
    • Jared Dudley scores 16 points vs. Clippers
      Jared Dudley excelled against his former team on Saturday with 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

      Advice: That's back-to-back good games from Dudley and he's passed Khris Middleton as the waiver-wire add du jour. Dudley's done a fair amount of ball handling to go with his perimeter shooting, so there is enough upside to at least give him a look. That said, trusting coach Jason Kidd's rotation is like trusting a dingo to look after your baby. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:12 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari plays 28 minutes, scores 19
      Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 19 points against the Pacers during a 76-93 win on Saturday with three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It's the most minutes he's played all month and it crushed his previous monthly average of 17.1 minutes. Gallinari has been shut down due to knee soreness before and that concern will always be hanging over his fantasy value. Unless you're going to cut something you're not going to terribly miss, it's tough to add the Rooster. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:00 pm
    • Timofey Mozgov blocks five with 15 boards
      Timofey Mozgov played well in 36 minutes against the Pacers with six points, 15 boards and five blocks.

      Advice: This one was overdue. Mozgov had a season high in blocks and was one board shy of his season high. He was really struggling earlier this month, but nights like tonight serve as a reminder that he's still worth owning in standard leagues no matter how many times you've seen the video of Blake Griffin dunking on him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:56 pm
    • Wilson Chandler scores four points
      Wilson Chandler could not get it going against the Pacers on Saturday with four points, three rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made 1-of-10 from the field and is in a mini-slump from beyond the arc, making just three of his last 15 attempts. Chandler is still getting solid minutes even with Danilo Gallinari suddenly coming on. He's still worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:53 pm
    • Kenneth Faried scores four in awful game
      Kenneth Faried had one of his worst games of the season on Saturday against the Pacers, making 2-of-10 from the field with four points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal.

      Advice: He had a couple solid games before tonight and maybe the second half of a back-to-back got to him. Darrell Arthur (leg) could miss time, so Faried may get a bigger chance to redeem himself from a slow start. His owners can't be happy with him, but they just have to hang in there. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:46 pm
    • Donald Sloan scores nine in a loss
      Donald Sloan drew another start on Saturday during a 76-73 loss to the Nuggets with nine points, seven boards, four assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He is not going to start much longer and tonight was just a complete lost cause. The Pacers made 30.7 percent from the field and had 18 points in the paint. Sloan can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:41 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey stinks in 35 minutes
      Rodney Stuckey was a disaster during one of the ugliest games of the year, making 1-of-10 from the field for four points, two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers.

      Advice: This was bad and Stuckey is known for his inefficient games. In fact, tonight was the 37th game of his career with a field goal percentage failing to crack 10.0 percent (with at least one attempt). This is what his owners will have to deal with, so adjust accordingly. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:31 pm
    • David West scores 19 points on 22 FGAs
      David West scored 19 points with 10 rebounds, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: He made just 8-of-22 from the field for a usage rate of 35.1. It's a horribly inefficient game, but who can blame him when his teammates can't make shots? West still hasn't quite got it going, but he should start heating up soon. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:24 pm
    • Roy Hibbert doesn't score in 24 minutes
      Roy Hibbert did not score in 24 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday with five rebounds and four turnovers.

      Advice: "I couldn’t get into a rhythm, I just haven’t been playing the way I have been," Hibbert said. Uh oh, here we go again. Hibbert had a tremendous start in 2013-14 and fizzled out worse than leaving a bottle of soda open for a day, and he might be doing it again. In his last five, he's averaged 6.6 points, 5.4 boards, 0.6 blocks and 2.0 turnovers on 33.3 percent from the field. It's not time to repeatedly press the panic button yet, but his fantasy owners should be on alert. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:18 pm
    • Chandler Parsons double-doubles on Sat.
      Chandler Parsons double-doubled in a 99-93 win over the Spurs on Saturday with 16 points, 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It's his first double-double of the season, but he was sub-par everywhere else. Parsons shouldn't see his fantasy value change much with Rajon Rondo around, so his fantasy owners should stay the course. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:12 pm
    • Greg Smith backing up Ty Chandler now
      Greg Smith played 10 minutes off the bench on Saturday with one point and one board.

      Advice: Yes, this is meaningless for just about everyone who plays fantasy basketball, but he is Tyson Chandler's backup now. Chandler does have a lot of injuries in his past so many Smith makes his way onto the fantasy radar at some point. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:09 pm
    • Devin Harris still has a good game
      Devin Harris played well of the bench against the Spurs on Saturday with 13 points, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He soaked up most of the bench guard minutes, which is encouraging. J.J. Barea took the biggest hit, so Harris' value might be about where it was before the Rajon Rondo deal. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:07 pm
    • Rajon Rondo has a mediocre debut, scores six
      Rajon Rondo had an underwhelming Dallas debut on Saturday, making 3-of-11 from the field for six points with seven rebounds, nine assists, two steals and four turnovers.

      Advice: He was a bystander as Monta had it all. Rondo's shot selection wasn't great tonight and the Mavericks might want him to dial down his mid-range jumpers if they want to remain No. 1 in offensive efficiency. The Celtics led the NBA in pace while he was there -- Dallas was 11th at the time of the trade -- while Rondo is posting career lows in several categories, so it's hard to get too excited about his fantasy value in standard leagues. He's obviously still worth owning, though. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:02 pm
    • Omri Casspi (knee) probable for Sunday
      Omri Casspi (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

      Advice: He has missed the last six games due to his knee, so it's nice to see him close to returning to action. However, Casspi isn't a big part of the rotation, and will likely be eased into action upon his return. You can leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:02 pm
      Injured
      3:00 pm vs LAL
    • Dante Cunningham has his minutes cut
      Dante Cunningham played just 15 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday with four points and one steal.

      Advice: His minutes were cut severely tonight and he looked really bad on defense. Cunningham had back-to-back impressive games before tonight, but Tyreke Evans coming back and pushing Ryan Anderson to more power forward hurt DC. He's only worth owning in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:14 pm
    • Donald Sloan starting for C.J. Watson
      Donald Sloan will start against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: The Pacers just can't stay healthy. Sloan was booted from the rotation earlier this month, but now he's back with C.J. Watson out. Sloan actually is decent on a per-minute basis, so he's worth a look as a plug-and-play. Of course, he doesn't have much value following today. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:40 pm
    • Goran Dragic has a quiet game on Saturday
      Goran Dragic had a sub-par game against the Knicks on Saturday with 10 points, one rebound, two assists and one steal in 31 minutes.

      Advice: He was barely utilized in halfcourt sets and had a major chunk of his buckets in transition. Dragic is playing more with Isaiah Thomas and Eric Bledsoe a bit more and he should be a little better than this. Still, he's not going to come close to his fantasy value from last season. Additionally, CBS Sports reports that Dragic is the least likely to be traded. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:06 pm
    • Larry Sanders will return for Saturday's game
      Larry Sanders will return from his one-game suspension on Saturday vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: He was suspended for Thursday's game against the kings for pushing Nicolas Batum in the back, but the Bucks will be glad to have him back in time to play against DeAndre Jordan. However, Sanders has been very inconsistent this season with averages of 7.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game, so owners may want to bench him until he turns it around. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:14 am
    • Rajon Rondo ready to perform for Dallas
      Rajon Rondo is eager to embrace his role in Dallas, and is looking forward to helping his teammates succeed.

      Advice: "I’m able to help guys make it easier for themselves offensively," Rondo said. "Just get the ball out of my hands quicker and let guys make plays." It will be very intriguing to see how Dallas decides to use Rondo, as they already let Monta Ellis handle the ball a lot. Regardless, Rondo is surrounded by a host of talented players, and he should be able to be a more efficient player than he was in Boston. Deploy him as usual against the Spurs on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:36 am
    • Faried goes for 14 and seven in 28 minutes
      Kenneth Faried scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in the Nuggets' 109-106 win over the Clippers on Friday.

      Advice: Faried is coming off an 11 & 11 game on Wednesday and though he hasn't been anywhere near as advertised this is a small step forward. He's not a must-start player, but he should remain owned and is a buy low target though at some point we have to put an expiration date on that. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:24 pm
    • Griffin scores 32, hits 14-of-18 free throws
      Blake Griffin scored 32 points on 9-of-20 shooting (14-of-18 FTs) with 12 rebounds, three assists and one steal in Friday's loss to the Nuggets.

      Advice: Griffin's general performance has improved over the last few weeks but his low rebounding totals have kept him from truly capitalizing on the momentum in fantasy leagues. Hopefully for owners this signals the beginning of a comeback in that regard. Chris Paul went for 17 and 15 with three steals and DeAndre Jordan posted 11 and 14 with three steals and a block. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:21 pm
    • Barnes gets back on track in loss to Denver
      Matt Barnes bounced back from an off-night to score 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting (no threes) with four rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 35 minutes on Friday against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Barnes has been a solid mid-round value lately and he should remain in all lineups. J.J. Redick scored just eight points with one trey, two boards and two assists, but he has been serviceable lately and owners might want to give him at least one night of slack. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:18 pm
    • Rajon Rondo expected to make Mavs debut Sat.
      Rajon Rondo is expected to make his Mavs debut Saturday vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: It's worth noting that the Mavs still intend to use Monta Ellis as their primary pick-and-roll ball handler, so while the spacing on the floor will change, Ellis' role will not. Rondo should be able to get some easier looks on offense with the offensive weapons that surround him, so perhaps he can improve on his current 40.5 percent shooting from the field. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:13 am
    • Mavs 'confident' they can re-sign Rajon Rondo
      The Mavs are reportedly very "confident" that they'll be able to re-sign Rajon Rondo this offseason.

      Advice: Rondo had indicated before the trade that he'd be open to re-signing with the Mavs, so it seems to be just a formality at this point. There will be some growing pains with Rondo as he adjusts to a new system in Dallas, and it'll be interesting to see how he and Monta Ellis co-exist in the backcourt. Still, Rondo should be able to provide high assist totals while running Dallas’ high-octane offense. We recently wrote that he had a No. 129 value in standard leagues, but neglected to differentiate between 8- and 9-cat value at the time. He is the No. 77 value in 8-cat leagues and our apologies for the omission. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:39 am
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo played 37 minutes
      Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) played 37 minutes against the Kings during a 108-107 win on Thursday with 11 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block on 4-of-5 from the field.

      Advice: The minutes jump off the page and the Alphabet has been freed. He should be able to get all the minutes he can handle and his offensive efficiency has taken some major steps forward, so he just needs to get his blocks and steals back. Those were two of his best assets last season, so there is certainly enough upside to own him in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:34 pm
    • Khris Middleton scores one point
      Khris Middleton was a no-show against the Kings on Thursday with one point, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one foul in 18 minutes.

      Advice: That's good for a 10.3 usage rate, which shattered his previous season low of 14.2. Middleton usually gets to shoot while he's on the court, but it just wasn't in the cards tonight. Coach Jason Kidd is going to yo-yo his minutes, so his owners should not be expecting him to be the next Robert Covington or anything. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:31 pm
    • Jared Dudley scores season-high 19 points
      Jared Dudley scored a season-high 19 points against the Kings on Thursday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He had season highs in field goal attempts and free throw attempts in what was obviously his best game. Dudley has barely been shooting the rock while he's been out there and only had 0.8 triples per game in his previous eight games this month. This rotation is going to be a mess, so he's not a standard league target based on this game alone. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:26 pm
    • O.J. Mayo scores 19 points in a win
      O.J. Mayo scored 19 points in just 23 minutes against the Kings on Thursday with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He started out red hot with 17 of those 19 coming in the first quarter, but cooled off with some fouling issues. Surprisingly, Mayo's worst quarter this season has been the first and he's been able to exhibit some added effort on both ends. What's more, his fouling has been his biggest issue with at least five fouls in three of his last five. He's more of a player to track in standards, but a big game could change that. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:22 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant plays 17 minutes
      Johnny O'Bryant played 17 minutes in his first NBA start on Thursday with six points, one rebound and one assist against the Kings.

      Advice: He had four fouls and had several "Welcome to the NBA" moments tonight. O'Bryant is a banger and doesn't have much polish to his game, but the Bucks need someone like that right now. His minutes might climb into the 20s while Ersan Ilyasova (face) is out. He's not worth owning in almost any league, though. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:12 pm
    • Dante Cunningham coming on nicely
      Dante Cunningham hit a clutch jumper against the Rockets during a win on Thursday, finishing with 15 points, five rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He played down the stretch next to Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson tonight. This is his third game with 30 minutes or more, so he should have some low-end fantasy value. Although, he does not do much else besides score, so he's not worth grabbing in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:35 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant getting the start vs. Kings
      Johnny O'Bryant will start at power forward against the Kings.

      Advice: He made his NBA debut on Wednesday and he already making his first start. The Bucks are completely gutted up front and have nobody behind O'Bryant and Zaza Pachulia, so he could get big minutes. Of course, he's only worth a look in very deep leagues. O'Bryant joins Brandon Knight, O.J. Mayo, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Pachulia in the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:01 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo will start on Thursday
      Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) will start against the Kings on Thursday.

      Advice: Everything must have went well in warmups and it must be nice to be a 19-year-old professional basketball player. Antetokounmpo was going off on Wednesday before his injury, so his owners should have decent expectations tonight. He should be owned in all leagues. Khris Middleton takes a hit. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:56 pm
    • Report: Rajon Rondo traded to Mavericks
      The Celtics have agreed in principle to deal Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks in exchange for Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder and two draft picks, according to ESPN.com.

      Advice: It's certainly not a deal like the one the Jazz received for Deron Williams, the Nuggets got for Carmelo Anthony or the Magic pulled off for Dwight Howard, but there are assets here. Of course, the Celtics lost a lot of their leverage because of Rondo's poor play and ACL tear, so it's not a bad deal. As for Rondo's fantasy value, he's likely to lose some value. He is likely going to have to give up some ball-handling responsibilities, so he is likely to lose his current lead for assists per game. Rondo has only held No. 129 value on the season in standard leagues, so it's going to be awfully tough to deal him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:03 pm
    • Dallas emerging as frontrunners for Rondo
      Boston and Dallas are reportedly discussing a deal that would send Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, and a first-round draft pick to Boston in exchange for Rajon Rondo.

      Advice: That would be a nice haul for the Mavericks, and Boston's frontcourt would become even more confusing with Wright, Kelly Olynyk, Tyler Zeller, and Brandon Bass all vying for minutes. Rondo would join one of the most crowded backcourts in the NBA, and he would essentially kill the value of Jameer Nelson. If this trade goes through, it’ll be interesting to see if Rondo and Monta Ellis can co-exist. Marcus Smart will become the Celtics' starting point guard when Rondo is dealt (if another point guard doesn't come back), and he is worth stashing in all leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:26 pm
    • Report: BOS's asking price too high for SAC
      Boston's asking price for Rajon Rondo is reportedly too high for Sacramento to re-engage in talks, according to sources of Yahoo! Sports.

      Advice: There are plenty of rumors flying around right now, but if true, this news bodes well for Darren Collison whose value would take a substantial hit if Rondo ended up in Sac-town. As it stands right now, the Mavericks appear to be the frontrunners in the Rondo sweepstakes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:44 pm
    • Omri Casspi (knee) out Thursday vs. the Bucks
      Omri Casspi (knee) will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: Ben McLemore and Derrick Williams will see some extended minutes with Casspi sidelined, with McLemore offering the most upside. The Kings don't play again until Sunday, so we'll be considering Casspi questionable for that one, although his status shouldn't matter to owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:25 pm
      Injured
      3:00 pm vs LAL
    • Larry Sanders (suspension) out Thursday
      Larry Sanders has been suspended for Thursday's game against Sacramento for pushing Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated towards the basket.

      Advice: That means that Zaza Pachulia is going to get all the run he can handle with Sanders, John Henson (foot), and Ersan Ilyasova (nose) unavailable, and he makes for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Johnny O'Bryant may see some extended minutes off the bench, but he's still working himself into basketball shape, so Zaza is the guy to target here. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:14 pm
    • Antetokounmpo (ankle) questionable Thursday
      Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: If Giannis isn't able to go, Khris Middleton, O.J. Mayo, and Jared Dudley would be in line for extended minutes with Middleton and Mayo offering the most upside. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:28 am
    • Report: Lakers trying to bring in Rajon Rondo
      The Lakers have reportedly offered multiple draft picks and Steve Nash for Rajon Rondo.

      Advice: The Mavs are currently the favorite to land Rondo, but the Rockets and Lakers have also thrown their names into the mix. There will be a lot of rumors flying around with regards to Rondo, but it's looking like there's a strong possibility that he is moved at some point this season, meaning Marcus Smart makes sense as a stash-candidate. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:06 am
    • Lakers offer picks and Nash for Rajon Rondo
      The Lakers have offered multiple picks and Steve Nash's expiring contract to the Celtics for Rajon Rondo, according to sources.

      Advice: By our count, the Rondo sweepstakes now includes the Mavericks, Rockets, Kings, Knicks, and Lakers bidding for the point guard's services. It's unclear what Celtics president Danny Ainge will do with his myriad of offers, but it's becoming clear that Rondo won't be wearing Celtic green for much longer. Fantasy owners would be wise to stash Marcus Smart before a trade becomes official. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:59 am
    • Goran Dragic missing second half stamina
      After missing two games with a lower back strain, Goran Dragic said his stamina wasn't there during the second half of Wednesday's win over the Hornets.

      Advice: Dragic only scored four points in the second half of the win after pouring in 16 in the first half, but it was a good sign for fantasy owners to see him back on the court nevertheless. With his back issues seemingly behind him, the 28-year-old will be able to put full games together and should provide his fantasy owners with top-50 value for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:37 am
    • Rajon Rondo open to re-signing with DAL/HOU
      Rajon Rondo has indicated that he is open to re-signing with Dallas or Houston if he is traded to either team.

      Advice: With Rondo set to be a free agent after the season, any team trading for him would seek assurances that he would re-sign and reports say that he would be open to doing so with the Mavericks and Rockets. While a trade to the Rockets would benefit Rondo's fantasy owners more than a deal to the Mavericks, owners with an open roster spot would be wise to take a flier on Marcus Smart. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:11 am
    • Wilson Chandler scores 23 with five treys
      Wilson Chandler was outstanding against the Rockets during a 115-111 overtime loss on Wednesday with 23 points, six rebounds, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: He keeps putting up big lines and coach Brian Shaw will continue to play him huge minutes. Over his last five, Chandler has averaged 16.2 points, 6.4 boards, 1.0 steals and 2.6 triples. His fantasy owners can consider him a must-start guy, but a trade would really hurt his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:19 am
    • Timofey Mozgov gets Dwight'd again
      Timofey Mozgov was shut down against the Rockets on Wednesday with one point, six rebounds and four fouls in 19 minutes.

      Advice: Foul trouble was a factor and Dwight Howard made him look pretty bad. He has hit a really bad rough patch lately, but both of those games came against the Rockets. Mozgov gets a date with the Clippers on Friday and hopefully he doesn't end up on a Blake Griffin highlight again. All these negatives aside, he's still worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:12 am
    • Danilo Gallinari has a great game vs. HOU
      Danilo Gallinari returned from a three-game absence on Wednesday during a loss to the Rockets, playing 26 minutes with 16 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: It was one of his best showings of the season and he shot the ball with a lot of confidence. Gallinari's knee has flared up on him multiple times and he was only playing 13.8 minutes per game in his four games before the rest, so fantasy owners in standard leagues shouldn't consider him "back" yet. Plus, he's not looking to shoot nearly as much as he has in his career. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:00 am
    • O.J. Mayo returned to action on Wednesday December 17. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:57 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant returned to action on Wednesday December 17. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:57 pm
    • Kenneth Faried double-doubles
      Kenneth Faried started on Wednesday against the Rockets with 11 points, 11 boards, two assists and three turnovers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He fouled out and had an egregious turnover at the end of regulation, so it wasn't all good. Even before his ankle injury, Faried was in coach Brian Shaw's doghouse, which is nothing new in his second season with the coach. He worked his way out of the doghouse last season and erupted as one of the best power forwards in the NBA. Fantasy owners should try to buy low before he turns in a huge game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:55 pm
    • Chris Paul toys with Pacers in win
      Chris Paul hit 7-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 20 points, six rebounds, nine assists and five steals in Wednesday's win over the Pacers.

      Advice: The Pacers don't have much at point guard and CP3 had his way with them tonight. The five steals were the icing on the cake and it's been nice to see Paul roaming the court injury free this season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:54 pm
    • Matt Barnes disappears in win over Pacers
      Matt Barnes hit just 1-of-3 shots for three points, two rebounds, four assists and a block in 31 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: He came in sort of hot, but never got it going tonight. He's been playing much better over the last two weeks, so we fully expect him to bounce back in his next game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:49 pm
    • Blake Griffin torches Pacers for 31 & 16
      Blake Griffin hit 11-of-27 shots for 31 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and a steal in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: His field goal percentage wasn't good, but he did hit 9-of-13 free throws and had a big line. His free throw shooting has greatly improved, and his fantasy value as followed as a result. Congratulations if you drafted him this year. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:48 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey cools off against Clippers
      Rodney Stuckey, who torched the Lakers for 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven dimes on Monday, had just 12 points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal on 6-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: The Lakers are awful against opposing guards, so tonight's line is probably a more realistic expectation from Stuckey going forward. But as long as he's starting for the Pacers, he's worth owning in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:34 pm
    • Roy Hibbert awful in loss to Clippers
      Roy Hibbert was overmatched by DeAndre Jordan on Wednesday and lasted just 16 minutes before leaving with seven points, three rebounds, one assist, zero steals and zero blocks on 3-of-10 shooting.

      Advice: He had four fouls and could do nothing to slow Jordan down, as he racked up 15 points, 23 rebounds and two blocks in the win. Hibbert played well early in the season, but looks lost again. He'll eventually get it turned around, but you might have to bench him until he figures things out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:32 pm
    • David West double-doubles in loss to LAC
      David West hit 8-of-15 shots for 17 points, 10 rebounds and two steals in 31 minutes of Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: West has been fairly disappointing after missing much of the season with an ankle injury but came through tonight. He might finally be getting into game shape and could be ready to start producing for his owners, who have had a rough time waiting for him to get it together. Tonight was a step in the right direction. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:27 pm
    • Larry Sanders plays 21 minutes
      Larry Sanders played 21 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds and one steal.

      Advice: He is not getting minutes at power forward, so he's not going to benefit from the injury to Jabari Parker (knee). Before tonight, Sanders has actually played just 67 minutes this season without Jabari next to him, so tonight foreign territory to a small degree. He's an inconsistent player and that's not going to change. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:12 pm
    • O.J. Mayo plays 36 minutes on Wednesday
      O.J. Mayo made 4-of-12 from the field for 12 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals, five fouls and three turnovers in 36 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's the first time he's played 36 minutes in a non-overtime game in the past year and the Bucks losing Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) just before halftime probably had something to do with it. Mayo played 16 minutes in the first half, so the plan was probably to give him around 32 minutes. Conditioning hasn't been an issue for him and he's seen some minutes at small forward this season, so owners in standard leagues can keep him in mind. He's still not playing well enough to grab, though. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:07 pm
    • Khris Middleton drops 17 points in 33 minutes
      Khris Middleton scored 17 points in 33 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday with three rebounds, three steals and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: He started the second half with Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) going down in the second quarter. Middleton is certainly going to benefit with the injury to Jabari Parker (knee) and does have a usage rate of 20, so he's worth a look in standard leagues. His prospective owners just need to remember that coach Jason Kidd runs some wild rotation and Antetokounmpo's injury is not serious. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:59 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant makes his debut
      Johnny O'Bryant played five minutes in his NBA debut with two points on Wednesday.

      Advice: The good news is he's made 100 percent from the field, but the bad news is he has 9.6 fouls per 48 minutes. O'Bryant has no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:54 pm
    • Jared Dudley scores three points in start
      Jared Dudley scored three points in 27 minutes during a start against the Blazers on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, five assists and one steal.

      Advice: He committed four fouls and wasn't as involved in the offense nearly as much. Dudley's usage rate is extremely low, so he's not going to be asked to score much. His assists are fairly high for a guy with his role, but it's still not enough to move the needle enough to grab him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:51 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo's injury is not serious
      Giannis Antetokounmpo's left ankle injury is not considered serious and there is a chance he plays against the Kings on Thursday.

      Advice: This is great news. The Bucks absolutely need Antetokounmpo back with Jabari Parker (knee) out for the season. Obviously, this positive outlook could change quickly and he is very questionable to play in a late game. If he's out, Khris Middleton would start and have decent value in standard leagues. Jared Dudley would also gain value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:43 pm
    • Goran Dragic scores 20 points in return
      Goran Dragic looked terrific in his return against the Hornets on Wednesday, scoring 20 points with three rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He missed the previous two games due to a strained back and was his aggressive self tonight. Dragic was really turning it on while Isaiah Thomas was out earlier this month and that might be due to his mentality and not because of the personnel. He should be able to flirt with top-50 value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:00 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) out for game
      Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Blazers.

      Advice: The Bucks are not having a good week. Jabari Parker tore his ACL on Monday and Antetokounmpo could be looking at some time on the sidelines. He was playing terrific in this game, finishing with 10 points, six rebounds and one steal in 18 minutes. Khris Middleton started the second half in his place and is worth a long look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:34 pm
    • Chandler Parsons scores 32 in Mavs win
      Chandler Parsons hit 10-of-17 shots and four 3-pointers for a season-high 32 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in Wednesday's win over the Pistons.

      Advice: Parsons' back injury is hopefully behind him and he was playing very well before sitting out on Saturday. Dirk Nowitzki added 18 points and 10 boards in the win, and both players should be in starting lineups whenever they're in uniform for the Mavericks. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:25 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo rolls left ankle
      Giannis Antetkounmpo rolled his left ankle and went to the locker room on Wednesday.

      Advice: He had an ugly ankle sprain a few weeks ago, but didn't miss time. Perhaps he just gets taped up and comes back out. We'll add updates as we receive them. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:05 pm
    • Jared Dudley starting in place of Parker
      Jared Dudley will start in place of Jabari Parker on Wednesday.

      Advice: He replaced Jabari when the injury happened, so this move is not a surprise. Dudley also played 20 minutes in the second half on Monday, so he should see a nice increase in playing time. He's worth a look in standard leagues, but there's no need to be too aggressive. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:38 pm
    • Goran Dragic (back) will start Wednesday
      Goran Dragic (back) will start on Wednesday vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: After missing the previous two games, Dragic is back and his owners can safely activate him in their lineups. He has a favorable matchup against the Hornets, and should be in for a nice night if his back doesn't flare up on him. Gerald Green will shift back to the bench on Wednesday, while Isaiah Thomas' value takes a slight hit with this news. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:19 pm
    • Omri Casspi still not taking on contact
      Omri Casspi (knee) did not go through the contact portions of practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: It sounds like he's out for Thursday against the Bucks. The Kings will likely use a little more Ben McLemore and Derrick Williams to help out Rudy Gay. Casspi is only worth owning in deep leagues, but could emerge should Gay have Achilles problems. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:35 pm
      Injured
      3:00 pm vs LAL
    • Goran Dragic (back) probable for Wednesday
      Goran Dragic (back) is probable for Wednesday's game after going through shootaround.

      Advice: He has missed the last two games after his back flared up on him during Friday's game vs. the Pistons, but he appeared to turn the corner and should be good to go Wednesday. Dragic has a favorable matchup against the reeling Hornets, and owners will want to get him active in their lineups. Gerald Green will likely shift back to the bench Wednesday and Isaiah Thomas will also see a decrease in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:22 am
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) will play Wednesday
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) will play on Wednesday vs. Houston.

      Advice: The Italian has been a ghost of the player he used to be this season, and has really struggled with his knee. Wilson Chandler is locked in as the starting small forward for the Nuggets, and unless he is traded there is not a lot of playing time available. Until Gallinari strings together a few good games and stays active, he won't be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:54 am
    • Kenneth Faried (ankle) will start Wednesday
      Kenneth Faried (ankle) will start for the Nuggets on Wednesday after practicing in full on Tuesday.

      Advice: He has had some tough luck with injuries over the past two weeks, but he will look to put that behind him in a key matchup against Houston. Faried has been in a slump since the beginning of the season, but he is loaded with talent and should turn it around soon. The buy-low window is wide open, so now may be your chance to snag him in a trade. J.J. Hickson will return to the bench with this news, and owners in standard leagues can think about moving on. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:49 am
    • Chandler Parsons back in action Tuesday
      Chandler Parsons returned from his back injury and had 13 points, three rebounds, six assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers on 5-of-12 shooting.

      Advice: Like Dirk Nowitzki, CP played just 23 minutes in tonight's blowout win. He should be good to go from here, so make sure he's back in your lineup after he missed Saturday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:32 pm
    • Omri Casspi (knee) officially out for Tuesday
      Omri Casspi (knee) is officially listed as out for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder.

      Advice: This will be the fifth straight game that he will miss and there is no clear indication on when he will return to action. Casspi isn't a big part of the rotation and shouldn't be owned in most leagues. Derrick Williams will pick up some extra minutes Tuesday, but is only an option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:36 pm
      Injured
      3:00 pm vs LAL
    • Chandler Parsons (back) will play Tuesday
      Chandler Parsons (back) will start on Tuesday as the Mavericks take on the Knicks, sending Richard Jefferson back to the bench.

      Advice: Parsons was really getting it going before having to sit out of Saturday's game, so get him active as he has a favorable matchup tonight vs. the Knicks. Jefferson can be sent back to the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:45 pm
    • Wilson Chandler (illness) feeling much better
      Wilson Chandler is feeling much better, and given the fact his illness has not forced him to miss any time, we're considering him probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: Chandler is having a solid season in Denver with averages of 14.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 three-pointers, 0.8 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game. Injuries will always be a concern with Wilson, but as long as he's healthy, he'll be worth owning for his across-the-board production. However, there have been a few trade rumors involving Chandler, and a move to another team would likely hurt his value. This may be a sell-high moment. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:02 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) will play Wednesday
      Updating a previous report, Danilo Gallinari (knee) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game vs. Houston.

      Advice: Gallinari is having a very disappointing season with averages of 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.0 three-pointer per game. He can remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:26 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (ankle) will play Wednesday
      Updating a previous report, Kenneth Faried (ankle) will return to the starting lineup on Wednesday as the Nuggets take on the Rockets.

      Advice: J.J. Hickson will head back to the bench upon Faried's return, and he can be cut in standard leagues. Faried hasn't been living up to his potential this season, but there are still a lot of games left, and he tends to be a second-half player. The buy-low window remains open. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:19 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) returns to practice
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) returned to practice on Tuesday.

      Advice: He may be able to suit up for Wednesday's game vs. Houston, but has been far too inconsistent this season to warrant an add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:35 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (ankle) returns to practice
      Kenneth Faried (ankle) returned to practice on Tuesday.

      Advice: This is a good sign for Faried possibly being able to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets after sitting out on Sunday. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, so stay tuned for more updates as we near Wednesday's tip. If Faried returns, J.J. Hickson will head back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:34 pm
    • Blake Griffin posts 18-7-7 line in blowout
      Blake Griffin scored 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block in Monday's blowout win over the Pistons.

      Advice: Griffin has rehabilitated his season-long value into the top 50-60 range and he's been a solid top-30 play over the last two weeks. It wouldn't be surprising if he continues along that trajectory. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:00 am
    • Barnes hits three treys for 10 points
      Matt Barnes scored 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting (including three triples) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal over 24 minutes in Monday's blowout win over the Pistons.

      Advice: Barnes is on a roll with top-50 value over the last two weeks, averaging 14.5 points with 2.2 treys, 1.7 combined steals and blocks, 53.2 percent field goal shooting and 88.9 percent shooting from the line. Pick him up in all standard formats and hope he doesn't faceplant. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:56 pm
    • Recording: Larry Sanders gets in foul trouble
      Larry Sanders was in foul trouble as per usual on Monday against the Suns, playing just 13 minutes with no points, one rebound and one steal.

      Advice: He had a nice game on Saturday, but inconsistency is Larry Sanders' middle name. His averages weren't too bad before tonight with 7.5 points, 6.3 boards, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals, so there is some promise here. Sanders doesn't play power forward, so don't expect him to gain value. If the inconsistent nights are too much for you, there's no need to be too attached to him. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:55 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo could see role change
      Giannis Antetokounmpo had a sub-par showing against the Suns on Monday with six points, eight rebounds and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He played a little out of position tonight and he'll likely have to play some power forward with Jabari Parker (knee) going down. Antetokounmpo has been keeping his fouls down and his shot selection is much better, so he should see a slight uptick in overall production while Parker is out. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:47 pm
    • Jared Dudley plays 31 minutes as fill in
      Jared Dudley replaced Jabari Parker (knee) after his knee injury on Monday, finishing with 10 points, two rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: Coach Jason Kidd hasn't been playing Dudley too much with just 18.9 minutes per game on the season, but it's fair to think he'll get his playing time to around 26-28 minutes per game. He'll have a chance to make 1.5 treys per game, which puts him on the radar in standard leagues. Unless you hate the guy on the end of your bench, it's probably better to wait and see how things go on Wednesday against the Blazers. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:39 pm
    • Khris Middleton hits game-winner vs. Suns
      Khris Middleton hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Suns on Monday, finishing with 14 points, one rebound, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He did play some power forward tonight and the Bucks look like they're going to need to replace a ton of minutes with Jabari Parker (knee) going down. Middleton will likely have a handful of bad games and coach Jason Kidd's rotation is unpredictable, so he's only an add in deeper leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:35 pm
    • Stuckey posts 20-10-7 line in blowout win
      Rodney Stuckey lit up the Lakers in Monday's 110-91 blowout win, scoring 20 points on 6-of-14 shooting with 10 rebounds and seven assists.

      Advice: Stuckey didn't hit a three or get a steal or block, but this is a very nice line to go with a pretty solid hot streak. George Hill will return at some point and knock him down a few pegs, and until then he's probably a coin flip's chance to retain low-end value in standard 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:31 pm
    • Sloan gets one last hurrah in blowout
      Donald Sloan scored 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting (including three treys) with six rebounds, two assists and a steal in 25 minutes off the bench in Monday's blowout win.

      Advice: Sloan has gone in and out of the rotation a bit and George Hill's return is on the horizon. This output can be ignored at really low risk. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:07 pm
    • Mayo leaves game with hamstring injury
      O.J. Mayo left Monday's game with a hamstring injury and returned to start the second half.

      Advice: Now that Jabari Parker has gone down to a serious looking knee injury, his outlook has actually improved tonight. We'll be monitoring this game closely and for what it's worth Mayo has nine points, four rebounds, four turnovers and one three in 20 minutes mid-way through the third quarter. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:39 pm
    • Casspi doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. OKC
      Omri Casspi (knee) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Thunder.

      Advice: Derrick Williams will pick up more minutes from Casspi's absence and figures to benefit from the Kings' odd infatuation with uptempo offense, though we're skeptical about what that actually entails. Just keep an eye on Williams and Casspi hasn't been the greatest fantasy option, but he could theoretically benefit from an increase in pace. Heck, maybe one of them will be the cherry picker and revolutionize fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:29 pm
      Injured
      3:00 pm vs LAL
    • Goran Dragic will not play on Monday
      Goran Dragic (back) will not play against the Bucks on Monday.

      Advice: His back flared up on him on Friday and he missed Sunday, so he could miss additional time. Although, it's somewhat encouraging that the Suns ruled him out just a little over an hour before the game started. With Dragic out, expect to see more of Eric Bledsoe handling the offense. Gerald Green and Isaiah Thomas also get upticks. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:22 pm
    • Chandler Parsons still has back stiffness
      Chandler Parsons (back) is still dealing with back stiffness on Monday.

      Advice: ESPN Dallas beat writer Tim MacMahon said Parsons has a "good chance" he'll play on Tuesday night against the Knicks. Parsons missed Saturday and the Mavericks ill likely list him as questionable in the next few hours. If he's out, Richard Jefferson would get another start and be worth a look in deep leagues. The Mavericks do only have three games this week. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:21 pm
    • David West wants Pacers' chemistry to improve
      David West said the Pacers' chemistry has to improve in order for the team to win games.

      Advice: It seems obvious, doesn't it? "Obviously, the chemistry has to get better," West said. "Get a better feel for one another. We just got to continue to prepare and critique what we're doing and figure it out. We got to shoot the ball better. I don't think we're trusting each other on defense. (We're) relying on individual matchups to hold your own and that's not who we've been the last few years." Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:51 am
    • Goran Dragic's back flared up on him Friday
      Goran Dragic's back initially flared up on him on Friday against the Pistons.

      Advice: "You get cold and it's more stiff," Dragic said. "It was better (Saturday) when we did therapy. (Sunday), we didn't have practice and it is even tighter." Dragic should be considered questionable to play on Monday against the Bucks, and if he can't give it a go, look for Isaiah Thomas and Eric Bledsoe to make up for Dragic's absence, with Gerald Green collecting some extra time as well. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:48 am
    • Chandler Parsons working on free throw shot
      Chandler Parsons reconstructed his free-throw shot during the offseason.

      Advice: Parsons shot 70.5 percent from the line with the Rockets, but he's shooting just 71.8 percent this year. Parsons added that he's working on improvement with Rick Carlisle, and admitted his successes or failures can be mental. "I keep the ball higher," he said. "I don't bring it down like I used to. And my right foot is in front of my left now." Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:09 am
    • Timofey Mozgov double-doubles in defeat
      Timofey Mozgov double-doubled in Sunday's loss to the Spurs, finishing with 11 points, 13 boards and two blocks in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He did shoot just 4-of-12 from the field and struggled with foul trouble, but owners can't complain about this production. JaVale McGee (tibia) is expected to miss significant time, so Mozgov is locked in as the starting center and should be a double-double threat every time he plays. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:52 pm
    • Dante Cunningham plays well in 30 minutes
      Dante Cunningham thrived in 30 minutes off New Orleans' bench on Sunday, finishing with 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting, five rebounds, two steals and one block.

      Advice: Cunningham has immediately earned the trust of coach Monty Williams, which isn't surprising since his competition at SF is Luke Babbitt (six points, five rebounds) and John Salmons (two points). His current bench role is too limited and unsteady for use in typical fantasy leagues, especially with Anthony Davis (chest) day-to-day and Eric Gordon (shoulder) expected back within a month, but he's worth keeping an eye on. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 6:35 pm
    • Gallinari (knee), Foye (knee) out Sunday
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Randy Foye (knee) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Neither of these guys are currently worth owning in standard leagues. Wilson Chandler and Aaron Afflalo will continue to log heavy minutes with both their backups sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:11 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (ankle) out Sunday vs. Spurs
      Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Faried injured his ankle during Saturday's game against the Rockets, and though he was able to return to that game, his ankle is too sore to give it a go today. J.J. Hickson, Jusuf Nurkic, and Darrell Arthur will all benefit with Faried sidelined, with Hickson and Arthur offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 3:44 pm
    • Goran Dragic (back) out Sunday vs. OKC
      Goran Dragic (lower back strain) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Thunder, and Gerald Green will start in his place.

      Advice: Gerald Green, Isaiah Thomas, and Eric Bledsoe will all see an uptick in value with Dragic sidelined, and all of those guys will make for quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 3:08 pm
    • Chandler Parsons (back) hopeful for Tuesday
      Chandler Parsons (back) went through most of Sunday's practice, and is hopeful he'll be able to suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: "Today I went through pretty much everything," said Parsons. "It's still really sore, but it’s getting better every day. But we’re still not there yet" Parsons return to practice is a positive sign, and hopefully having Monday off will give him enough time to recover for Tuesday's game. However, if he's unable to go Monta Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki will be tasked with more offensive responsibilities. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 11:15 am
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo keeps improving game
      Giannis Antetokounmpo keeps improving his game, and has shown off a new ability to consistently get to the free throw line.

      Advice: "He's learning how to play without having to score the ball, say shooting threes or shooting jump shots," coach Jason Kidd said. "He can live at the free-throw line. Some of the top players in this league, that's what they do." The Greek Freak has already attempted 98 free throws this season, after attempting 202 all of last season. He is only going to get better as the season progresses and his ridiculous upside makes him worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 9:05 am
    • Matt Barnes fined $25,000 in Friday's loss
      Matt Barnes was fined $25,000 in Friday's loss to the Wizards after he kicked a water bottle into the stands and used profane language to the fans.

      Advice: This has become very typical for Barnes, as he loves playing the villain role in the NBA. If anything, this incident must have a lit a fire under him considering he responded with his best game of the season on Saturday, scoring a season-high 26 points with one board, two steals, one block and six 3-pointers. If you are in need of a player, Barnes is worth a look as long as he continues to start for the Clippers. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 6:03 am
    • Kenneth Faried returns from an ankle issue
      Kenneth Faried returned from an in-game ankle injury on Saturday against the Rockets, finishing with seven points, three rebounds, two assists and one block in 20 minutes.

      Advice: He's easily the most frustrating player to own this season. Faried is the No. 164 player based on per-game value in standard leagues and his numbers are actually trending down. The Nuggets paid him big bucks and they kept him in the doghouse in December last year as well, so there is still hope for him to turn it around. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 8:49 pm
    • Wilson Chandler plays 31 minutes
      Wilson Chandler (illness) played 31 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday with nine points, nine rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: There are some trade rumors swirling on Chandler, which makes sense because he's playing well. Chandler is worth owning in standard leagues now, but a trade would likely destroy his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 8:43 pm
    • Timofey Mozgov has some foul trouble
      Timofey Mozgov had some foul trouble on Saturday, finishing with no points, four boards, one assist and five fouls in 14 minutes.

      Advice: Ouch. He had double-digit rebounds in three straight before tonight and Dwight Howard usually causes some problems for centers, so he gets a pass here. Mozgov is still worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 8:38 pm
    • Larry Sanders has a nice outing on Saturday
      Larry Sanders had 15 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in 28 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

      Advice: He continues to be on a roller coaster following his six-point, 13-minute game on Tuesday. Sanders does have some upside, but he's not a must-own player just because he's bound for an awful game sooner rather than later. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:50 pm
    • O.J. Mayo scores six in 11 minutes
      O.J. Mayo scored six points against the Clippers on Saturday with one assist and two turnovers in 11 minutes.

      Advice: It's his second game in his last four with minutes under 14 and he's made just 40 percent from the field on the year, so it's going to be awfully tough to trust him. Mayo is going to need to string together about five games in a row for fantasy owners in most leagues to consider grabbing him. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:46 pm
    • Khris Middleton scores 14 points vs. Clips
      Khris Middleton scored 14 points with six rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

      Advice: In coach Jason Kidd's rotation, there is going to be a random guy going off almost every night. Middleton scored just nine points combined in his previous two, so you can leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:43 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo has a nice night
      Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 points against the Clippers on Saturday with five rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and four turnovers.

      Advice: His scoring is coming around with at least 14 points in four straight and he does have 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks in that span, too. Antetokounmpo is shooting the ball well this season at 49.3 percent from the field and his improved shot selection has been a common thread all year. He's clearly trending up. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:41 pm
    • J.J. Redick scores 25 points against Bucks
      J.J. Redick scored 25 points in a 111-106 loss to the Bucks on Saturday with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: On a night when Tobias Harris hit a game winner and Redick has a nice game, the Bucks needed to win this one to feel good about themselves. As for J.J., he's getting really hot from deep, making a ridiculous 54.8 percent from that range this month. Redick is making over three per game in December, so happy holidays to his fortunate owners. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:35 pm
    • Matt Barnes scores season-high 26 points
      Matt Barnes had his best game of the season on Saturday, scoring a season-high 26 points with one rebound, two steals, one block and six 3-pointers.

      Advice: He made 10-of-18 from the field and is starting to come on. Over his last five games, Barnes has averages of 14.0 points, 4.0 boards, 1.0 steals and 2.4 triples. Fantasy owners in standard leagues could use those numbers and he was a top-40 guy after the break last year, so there is some incentive to picking him up. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:29 pm
    • Chris Paul has six turnovers again in loss
      Chris Paul turned the ball over six times for the second consecutive night on Saturday during a loss to the Bucks, adding 10 points, five rebounds, seven assists and one steal.

      Advice: He had just five turnovers in his first six games combined, so this recent cold spell seems like crazy talk. Perhaps the Wizards made a blueprint for CP3 on Friday night with extra ball pressure, but he'll get it figured out. Paul is still the second-best fantasy point guard behind Stephen Curry. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:24 pm
    • Kenneth Faried returns to game on Saturday
      Kenneth Faried left Saturday's game against Houston and has since returned to the game.

      Advice: He took a hard foul by Joey Dorsey and struggled to get back on his feet. Faried was clearly in pain and it should be noted that he just recently missed two games with a lower back strain. We will monitor this situation closely but it appears that Faried dodged a bullet here. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:02 pm
    • David West scores 12 points in a loss
      David West scored 12 points in 33 minutes during a 95-85 loss to the Blazers, adding four rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and no turnovers.

      Advice: It wasn't the most exciting line, but he filled the stat sheet nicely with his dimes and defense. West started out his season with a very high usage, but it's come back in a big way while he hasn't been efficient either. He should still get better because his minutes are safe and has no competition, so try to buy low if you can. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 6:35 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey grabs 14 boards, scores 14
      Rodney Stuckey grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds against the Blazers on Saturday with 14 points, two assists, one steal and two turnovers.

      Advice: It was just his third double-digit rebound game in his career, which is interesting considering tonight was his 500th game in the regular season. Stuckey's minutes have held steady lately and the team will ask him to play more at shooting guard to help with the loss of C.J. Miles. He should have some low-end value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 6:24 pm
    • Roy Hibbert double-doubles in a loss
      Roy Hibbert double-doubled against the Blazers on Saturday with 10 points, 10 boards, one assist and one block in 30 minutes.

      Advice: It wasn't a great game, but it was a step from what he was doing. In his previous six games since his injury, Hibbert averaged just 8.5 points, 5.7 boards and 1.0 blocks on 40.0 percent from the field. His ankle isn't quite back to 100 percent, but maybe a date with the Lakers on Monday will help him out. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 6:15 pm
    • Omri Casspi (knee) out on Saturday night
      Omri Casspi (knee) will not play on Saturday night.

      Advice: He was probable for the game, but had a setback. Casspi usually backs up Rudy Gay at small forward, but the Kings will look to Derrick Williams and Ben McLemore to help out a bit more tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 5:50 pm
      Injured
      3:00 pm vs LAL
    • Johnny O'Bryant is available on Saturday
      Johnny O'Bryant is available to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

      Advice: He is expected to be limited and is not a lock for playing time. O'Bryant has no fantasy value right now. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 3:02 pm
    • Devin Harris cools off against the Warriors
      Devin Harris had a diminished role against the Warriors on Saturday, playing 22 minutes with six points, one rebound, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He played well on Wednesday with 20 points, but the return on Jameer Nelson hurt him badly. Harris isn't usually this ineffective, but he played a lot of shooting guard and couldn't get many clean looks against a good Warriors defense. He has some value in deeper leagues even with Nelson healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 1:56 pm
    • Kenneth Faried to come off bench again Sat
      Kenneth Faried will come off of the bench again on Saturday, though coach Brain Shaw stressed that the move was not permanent.

      Advice: J.J. Hickson will draw another start, but it is at least somewhat encouraging that coach Shaw said it wasn't permanent. Faried is loaded with upside and it is only a matter of time before he gets it going, so the buy-low window could be gone before you know it. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 10:49 am
    • Johnny O'Bryant (knee) questionable Saturday
      Johnny O'Bryant (knee) is considered questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: He likely won't be in the rotation upon his return and would need an injury to Zaza Pachulia or Larry Sanders before owners in deep leagues should pay him any attention. Leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 10:41 am
    • Chandler Parsons (back) inactive on Saturday
      Chandler Parsons (back) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Warriors.

      Advice: This is a tough blow for owners, as Parsons was really starting to heat up after a slow start to the season. He is said to be dealing with lower back soreness and we should know more about his status moving forward shortly. Consider him day-to-day for now and expect Jae Crowder and Al-Farouq Aminu to see some extended run Saturday, with neither being a reliable option. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 10:24 am
    • Wilson Chandler (illness) will play Saturday
      Wilson Chanlder (illness) will play in Saturday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: This is excellent news as the illness wasn't serious enough to make him miss any action. Chandler has run away with the starting small forward spot in Denver and has become a must-start option in all leagues. There are some rumors floating around about a trade to Oklahoma City, but a deal at this point looks unlikely and owners shouldn't be too concerned. Deploy him with confidence Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 10:23 am
    • Chandler Parsons (back) a game-time decision
      Chandler Parsons (back) and Jameer Nelson (shoulder) are game-time decisions for Saturday's game vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: For what it is worth, coach Rick Carlisle said he wasn't as optimistic about Parsons playing as he was about Nelson, so this does not sound good. Owners should have a backup plan ready and if Parsons sits Jae Crowder and Al-Farouq Aminu would likely see more minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 9:24 am
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) doubtful for Saturday
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Rockets.

      Advice: We would be surprised if he played considering his knee has been a nuisance all season. Gallinari has yet to perform up to his usual standards and we don't see him becoming relevant in standard leagues this season given how well Wilson Chandler has played. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 9:18 am
    • Wilson Chandler (illness) probable Saturday
      Wilson Chandler (illness) is listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: Owners shouldn't be too concerned, as the illness isn't thought to be serious. Chandler has been fantastic this season, and has become a must-start option in fantasy leagues. His name has been floated around in trade rumors but it shouldn't have an impact on his play. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 9:14 am
    • Chandler Parsons (back) questionable on Sat
      Chandler Parsons (back) is considered questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: To be clear, we don't think he will miss the opportunity to play against the talented Warriors but owners will still want to be on alert for any updates. He tweaked his back in Wednesday's game, though he was still able to play through it. Parsons has recently broken out of his slump and has been on fire recently so it would be a shame if he had to miss this one. Check back before tip-off for official confirmation before plugging him into lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 6:49 am
    • Roy Hibbert's ankle making steady progress
      Roy Hibbert said on Friday that his ankle is getting better, but that he is still not at 100 percent.

      Advice: His ankle has clearly had an impact on his play of late, and he was held to just six points, two rebounds and two blocks Friday's loss to the Raptors. Owners have no choice but to patient for now, and they may want to consider benching him until he turns it around. However, the good news is that Hibbert is playing and he will look to bounce back against Portland on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 6:08 am
    • Dragic posts big 18-5-5 line in loss
      Goran Dragic scored 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds, five assists and two steals in the Suns' 105-103 home loss to the reeling Pistons on Friday.

      Advice: This was a bad loss for the Suns and for Dragic and Eric Bledsoe's (16 points, five boards, two threes, one steal, one block) owners it's bad news that Isaiah Thomas is back. We like Bledsoe to hold his value better than Dragic, so if you own Dragic this is a good time to see what you can get in return via trade. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 12:28 am
    • West gets back on track in loss to Raptors
      David West got back on track in Friday's loss to the Raptors, scoring 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds, five assists and one block.

      Advice: West is going to facilitate a lot of offense anyway, but with no George Hill around he is going to be in the middle of everything. Make sure he wasn't somehow dropped. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 10:01 pm
    • Hibbert grabs just two rebounds on Friday
      Roy Hibbert grabbed just two rebounds to go with six points and two blocks over 28 minutes in Friday's loss to the Raptors.

      Advice: Hibbert is in a major funk since his ankle injury, which derailed what started as a promising season. And as guys start to get healthy, he won't be Plan A, B and C anymore. Let's give him another game or two to get right before projecting him below his current top 75-80 value on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 9:57 pm
    • Chris Paul turns the ball over six times
      Chris Paul turned the ball over six times on Friday against the Wizards with 19 points, seven rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It was a season high in turnovers and his second lowest assist total, so John Wall gets a ton of credit here. Paul flirted with a triple-double in his previous two games and he'll likely fill the stat sheet against the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 7:16 pm
    • Blake Griffin finally has a down game
      Blake Griffin was held in check against the Wizards on Friday with 14 points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He averaged 24.3 points per game over his previous 10, including a 45-point night on Monday. Griffin was just 6-of-13 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line tonight, so this was one of his lowest usage rates of the season. He'll be fine and will likely torch the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 7:13 pm
    • Donald Sloan back in the rotation now?
      The Pacers second unit projects to be Donald Sloan, Solomon Hill, Chris Copeland, Luis Scola and Lavoy Allen.

      Advice: Sloan was out of the rotation before the switch and now he looks like he's back in. Of course, he has very little fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 3:29 pm
    • Omri Casspi now expected to play Saturday
      Omri Casspi (knee) is expected to play on Saturday against the Pistons.

      Advice: He went through practice on Friday after missing Thursday's game action. Casspi will back up Rudy Gay and could eventually have fantasy value should Gay need to miss time. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 2:50 pm
      Injured
      3:00 pm vs LAL
    • Omri Casspi at practice on Friday
      Omri Casspi (knee) was on the court at Friday's practice with a brace on his left knee.

      Advice: He needed an injection on Thursday and missed the game against the Rockets. Casspi is likely going to miss another game and the team will have to count on Ben McLemore and Derrick Williams a bit more. Nick Stauskas also helped with the minutes, but he's struggled badly. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 2:13 pm
      Injured
      3:00 pm vs LAL
    • OKC after Wilson Chandler?
      The Thunder have inquired about acquiring Wilson Chandler from the Nuggets, according to Chris Mannix of SI.com.

      Advice: Nothing is imminent, the Nuggets are 10-12, and Danilo Gallinari is not healthy, so Chandler will likely be with the Nuggets for a little while longer. He's been fantastic with the Nuggets recently and a trade would destroy his fantasy value. If he gets dealt, Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur and Gary Harris would all benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 1:54 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant does more work at practice
      Johnny O'Bryant (knee) did some more work at practice on Friday.

      Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and is up in the air for Saturday. The Bucks need a big man behind Larry Sanders and Zaza Pachulia, so O'Bryant has an outside shot at playing time. Of course, he's not worth owning in any league. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 11:13 am
    • Shaw explains why Gallinari's PT is down
      Nuggets' head coach Brian Shaw explained during a recent interview why Danilo Gallinari's playing time has been down this season.

      Advice: "[Gallinari] understands that if Wilson [Chandler] wasn't playing as well as he is playing at that position, then maybe I'd let him out there and try to play through it a little bit more," said Shaw. "But Wilson is playing well, and he's not, so that's why Wilson is out there." Gallinari's numbers are way down this season, and he's shooting a career-worst 32.8 percent from the field. He's not going to get things turned around anytime soon, and belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 9:37 am
    • Omri Casspi gets injection for inflammation
      Omri Casspi (left knee) received a shot for the inflammation due to the contusion of his knee.

      Advice: The injury is not considered serious, but it sounds like he's going to miss some time based on needing an injection. Derrick Williams has stepped up so far, but it's unlikely to matter much in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 9:27 pm
      Injured
      3:00 pm vs LAL
    • Omri Casspi (knee contusion) out for Thursday
      Omri Casspi (left knee contusion) will not play against the Rockets on Thursday.

      Advice: He won't get a revenge game against his former team and it's unclear how much time he'll miss. Knee contusions have occurred far too often this season and Casspi should be considered questionable for the weekend. Expect Derrick Williams to get more run at the three and perhaps Ben McLemore logs a few minutes there as well. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 6:24 pm
      Injured
      3:00 pm vs LAL
    • Gallinari (knee) will miss next couple games
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) estimated that he'll miss the next couple of games in order to rest and heal his surgically-repaired left knee.

      Advice: Gallinari has been a shell of his former self this season, putting up his worst numbers since his rookie year with averages of 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.0 three-pointer per game. His knee is going to be an ongoing issue, and given his limited upside, he can be cut in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 1:49 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant (knee) returns to practice
      Johnny O'Bryant (knee) returned to practice on Thursday, and is nearing a return.

      Advice: O'Bryant isn't likely to be a key rotation player for the Bucks, and he can be left on the wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 1:11 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari out until knee stops hurting
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) will sit out until his surgically-repaired knee stops hurting, according to head coach Brian Shaw.

      Advice: Gallinari has some soreness in his right now and will be listed as day-to-day until the pain dissipates. "The guy was out 19 months," Shaw said. "He's still experiencing a little bit of pain. He's not back to the level he wants to be at." Gallo has until Saturday's game against the Rockets to rest his ailing knee, but even that seems like a questionable proposition at the moment. Fantasy owners can feel free to cut bait until he proves that he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 8:12 am
    • Wilson Chandler stays hot with 17 points
      Wilson Chandler hit 8-of-17 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Chandler's line would have been better, but the starters were benched in the fourth quarter in the blowout win. Chandler's a must-start player right now, and Danilo Gallinari is showing no signs of stealing his job. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 10, 11:12 pm
    • Devin Harris scores 20 off Mavs bench
      Devin Harris came off the bench behind J.J. Barea on Wednesday and had 20 points, two rebounds, three assists, a steal and three 3-pointers on 8-of-13 shooting.

      Advice: He had scored just 6, 6, 10 and 2 points in each of his previous four games, but things will change with him if Jameer Nelson will miss time with his shoulder injury. If that's the case, Harris will be worth a short-term look. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 10, 10:16 pm
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