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    • Stephen Curry scores 25 points in win vs. PHX
      Stephen Curry scored a game-high 25 points against the Suns during a 106-87 win on Saturday with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: The Suns were making a run to start the fourth quarter and cut the GSW lead to seven, but Curry checked in with seven minutes left and ballooned the lead to 18 in just four minutes of action. The Warriors don't have the best record in the NBA anymore, but they're still arguably the best team in the NBA right now. They'll play the Hawks on Friday, so that should be fun. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:29 pm
    • Draymond Green fills the stat sheet
      Draymond Green had one of his usual stat-stuffing lines against the Suns on Saturday with nine points, 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He destroyed the Suns on defense and the scorekeepers looked to have missed another block on Eric Bledsoe today. Green just won't stop putting up numbers and he's going to be a fantasy stud all season. Even with the Warriors at full strength up front, Green has still been a top-30 fantasy player in the past two weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:23 pm
    • Goran Dragic has seven turnovers in loss
      Goran Dragic had a season-high seven turnovers against the Warriors on Saturday during a 106-87 loss, adding 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He only had four turnovers combined in his previous four games, so the careless amount of turnovers was a surprise. In that five-game span, Dragic averaged just 12.6 points, 2.8 boards, 3.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.8 triples on 39.1 percent from the field. He's cooling off after a nice run a couple weeks ago and should be a top 35-60 guy the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:16 pm
    • Gerald Green plays 13 minutes
      Gerald Green played 13 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with eight points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He was a DNP-CD on Friday and coach Jeff Hornacek said he just tried a rotation without Green. The Suns won that game against the Bulls, so that's probably not a good sign. That said, the four-fingered assassin is worth owning in standard leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:09 pm
    • John Henson has another big game in win
      John Henson made his second consecutive start on Saturday against the Blazers with 14 points, eight rebounds, one assist and four blocks in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He had a double-double on Thursday and is clearly capitalizing on his chance with Zaza Pachulia (calf) out of the lineup. Pachulia is a slow healer, so Henson could get some extra run for a while. If you want to give him a look in even a shallow league and see if he can keep it going, it's not a bad idea. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:55 pm
    • Nicolas Batum has another really bad game
      Nicolas Batum was quiet against the Bucks during a 95-88 loss on Saturday with five points, seven boards, four assists and two steals in 37 minutes.

      Advice: Needless to say, this month was not Batum's best. In his 14 January games, he only had a 14.7 usage rate with averages of 8.3 points, 5.6 boards, 4.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.3 triples on 35.0 percent from the field. His fantasy owners should think about benching him for now, but cutting him is not an option. Additionally, the Blazers have gone 2-8 in their last 10. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:48 pm
    • Revenge Served Cold: Lillard struggles again
      Damian Lillard made just 6-of-19 from the field for 19 points against Bucks on Saturday with five rebounds, nine assists, three steals, one block, one 3-pointer and six turnovers.

      Advice: He had a bad game on Friday and is just 2-of-19 from beyond the arc in his last two games. Lillard looked like he was going to take over after being snubbed from the All-Star Game, but it's been the opposite. He is still taking plenty of shots and that's not going to change, so it's just a matter of time until he turns it on again. There's a good chance that will happen on Tuesday against the Jazz. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:44 pm
    • Thomas Robinson starts the second half
      Thomas Robinson started the second half of Saturday's game against the Bucks, finishing with four points, six rebounds, three steals and one block in 24 minutes.

      Advice: Coach Terry Stotts has started three different centers in his last three halves. Basically, trying to solve a Stotts rotation is harder to do than simultaneously solving a Rubik's Cube and a New York Times crossword puzzle while looking at a Magic Eye. In other words, leave Robinson on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:35 pm
    • Zach Randolph drops 21 and 18 on OKC in win
      Zach Randolph logged his 12 consecutive double-double against the Thunder during an 85-74 win on Saturday, scoring 21 points with 18 rebounds, three assists and one block in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He made just 8-of-20 from the field in his worst game based on field goal percentage in 2015. Randolph averaged 20.0 points and 13.7 boards on 58.5 percent from the field in his previous 10 and is playing a little better than expected right now. It's not a bad idea to try and sell high while he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:30 pm
    • Mike Conley returns, plays poorly
      Mike Conley returned to the lineup against the Thunder on Saturday with 14 points, six rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He missed two games with a wrist injury and only made 5-of-16 from the field in the win. Conley has not played well in each of his last three games, averaging just 8.0 points, 1.7 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.3 treys on 32.1 percent from the field. This might be his lowest value all year and we expect him to heat up against the Suns on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:26 pm
    • Kevin Durant returns, scores just 15 points
      Kevin Durant returned from a toe injury on Saturday in an 85-74 loss to the Grizzlies, scoring 15 points on 5-of-16 from the field with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: While Memphis usually shuts down elite scorers, KD lit them up last season with 30.8 points per game in four 2013-14 outings. He's had bad games much more often this season compared to last year, but he should get it figured out soon. Perhaps there's a chance to buy low on the No. 1 fantasy player in the past five seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:17 pm
    • Dion Waiters scores seven points
      Dion Waiters scored seven points on 3-of-14 from the field for seven points with seven rebounds, one assist, two steals, one 3-pointer and four turnovers against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

      Advice: He had a 26.7 usage rate and a 25.0 effective field goal percentage in the loss tonight. Waiters just is not working out for the Thunder. In his last five games, he's averaged 9.4 points with 2.8 boards, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals. The fact that he's taking shots from Kevin Durant doesn't seem optimal. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:13 pm
    • LeBron James scores 36 points in victory
      LeBron James scored 36 points in a 106-90 win against the Wolves on Saturday with six rebounds, five assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: That rest served him well and the Cavs finished extremely strong, outscoring the Wolves 30-11 in the fourth quarter. The Cavs have won 10 straight and LeBron has been on cruise control while he is active. He did a wrist injury to cost him a game on Wednesday and he also had back and knee trouble, so he might have a tough time staying healthy. Still, he'll be a monster while he's active. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:08 pm
    • Jodie Meeks lays an egg in win over Rockets
      Jodie Meeks failed to score in just 19 minutes off the bench on Saturday.

      Advice: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope went nuts tonight, scoring 28 points, hitting six 3-pointers and racking up a massive stat line, so Meeks simply watched from the bench. He'll bounce back, but at this point, we'd rather own KCP, who is starting for the Pistons. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:05 pm
    • Tiago Splitter returns to starting lineup
      Tiago Splitter returned to the starting lineup in place of Matt Bonner for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers, scoring eight points with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 17 minutes.

      Advice: Splitter and Bonner have practically rotated in and out of the starting lineup recently, but coach Gregg Popovich wasn't about to let Bonner go up against DeAndre Jordan in this one. Splitter was actually a DNP-CD on Wednesday, so the uncertainty of his role moving forward will make him very tough to own in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:02 pm
    • Chris Paul scores 20 points against Spurs Sat
      Chris Paul scored 20 points with six assists, three boards, one steal and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

      Advice: He did turn the ball over five times, but the Spurs aren't exactly the easiest team to go up against so his owners should give him a pass. CP3 has now scored more than 20 points in four of his last five games, and he's one of the main reasons why the Clippers are finally starting to figure things out this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:57 pm
    • J.R. Smith cools off vs. the Wolves
      J.R. Smith cooled off against the Wolves on Saturday with five points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He has been hit and miss in his last five, averaging 10.2 points, 1.6 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.2 treys on 33.9 percent from the field. Smith's honeymoon period is over and his shots will go down now that the Cavs are healthy, so he's not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:55 pm
    • Andre Drummond goes for 11 & 16 in win
      Andre Drummond had 11 points, 16 rebounds, a steal and three blocks on 5-of-11 shooting in Saturday's win over the Rockets.

      Advice: With Dwight Howard out, Drummond and Greg Monroe had free reign in the paint. Of course, Drummond only hit 1-of-7 free throws, but has now racked up 15 or more boards in four straight home games. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:53 pm
    • Kyle Singler scores 14 points in win
      Kyle Singler had 14 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers on 6-of-12 shooting in another start on Saturday.

      Advice: This was his first double-digit scoring night in five games (he failed to score in his previous game) and just the fifth of January. We'd need to see him start playing like this on a regular basis before telling you to pick him up, but if you rolled the dice on him in DFS, he came through. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:51 pm
    • DeAndre Jordan grabs 19 boards with 4 blocks
      DeAndre Jordan grabbed 19 boards on Saturday against the Spurs, adding eight points, one assist, one steal and four blocks in 31 minutes.

      Advice: The guy is just a stud, and he completely controlled the paint all game long. Jordan will continue to be among the league leaders in field goal percentage, blocks and rebounds for the rest of the season, so there's no reason to sell-high. If he ever improves his free throw shooting, his ceiling is going to be insane. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:50 pm
    • Kevin Martin plays well in start
      Kevin Martin had his first start of 2015 against the Cavs on Saturday during a 106-90 loss, scoring 14 points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

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

      Advice: Brewer has quietly scored in double figures in seven straight games, making him a borderline look in many leagues. But if James Harden's bruised knee develops into a problem, he could become a must-add. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:36 pm
    • Lorenzo Brown plays 48 minutes, scores one
      Lorenzo Brown played 48 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday with six rebounds, nine assists and three turnovers.

      Advice: He's just the second player since 1986 to play 48 minutes in a regulation game and score one or less points (Dennis Rodman). Brown had his one chance to do something tonight, but he'll be back to a reserve role with Ricky Rubio (ankle) coming back on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:29 pm
    • Terrence Jones fizzles in loss to Pistons
      Terrence Jones disappeared on Saturday with three points and five rebounds on 1-of-5 shooting.

      Advice: He played just 19 minutes and picked up three fouls, so we're not overly concerned. However, after his long layoff, it's going to take him time to get back to form, and if Dwight Howard wasn't out for the next month with a knee injury, we wouldn't even tell you to own him. But given Howard's lengthy absence, there's a decent chance that Jones gets hot at some point in the next couple weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:28 pm
    • Al Horford scores 23, Hawks win 19th in a row
      Al Horford had another magnificent game during a 91-85 win over the 76ers on Saturday, making 10-of-16 from the field for 23 points with 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks.

      Advice: That's the Hawks 19th win in a row and they're already at 40 wins on the season. As for Horford, he has been ridiculous in his last 10 games, making 69.8 percent from the field for averages of 18.6 points, 8.4 boards, 5.1 assists, 1.4 blocks and 0.8 steals. He's also made 84.6 percent from the line and is an absolute monster. He's been a top-five fantasy player in that span. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) will start vs. Grizzlies
      Kevin Durant (toe) will start in Saturday's game against the Grizzlies.

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

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

      Advice: He is a game-time decision and we should have news on his status soon. It appears Durant is at least trying to suit up for a very important game. His owners will want to check back soon. If he's out, Perry Jones will start while Dion Waiters and Reggie Jackson benefit most. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:31 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) is a game-time decision
      Kevin Durant was a partial participant at shootaround on Saturday morning, and he will be a game-time decision against Memphis.

      Advice: He has been sidelined for the past two games due to his sprained toe, but a huge matchup against Memphis could prove too tempting for him not to play. Durant's owners will have to check back for official confirmation prior to tip-off, but he certainly belongs in all lineups is if he's activated. If Durant sits, expect Perry Jones to draw another start, but Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka are the true beneficiaries if that's the case. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:18 am
    • Mike Conley (wrist) still probable for Sat
      Mike Conley (wrist) participated in shootaround on Saturday morning, and is expected to play against the Thunder.

      Advice: He hasn't been able to play in the Grizzlies' last two games, so there's a good chance that they keep a close eye on his minutes. Conley is also going to have to chase Russell Westbrook around the court all game, so owners in daily leagues may want to look elsewhere. If Conley ends up sitting as a precaution, Beno Udrih will stay relevant for a little bit longer. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 am
    • Green gets his first DNP of the season
      Gerald Green got his first DNP-CD of the season on Friday against the Bulls.

      Advice: Green was not hurt and he also said it was surprising, but looking somewhat jovial on the bench compared to the usual display of unhappiness when benched it was curious to say the least. Jeff Hornacek said he could very well get tapped next game and it wouldn't be surprising if he got a few extra looks. His body of work on the year suggests he should be owned in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:02 am
    • Curry goes for 32-7-6 with five threes
      Stephen Curry scored 32 points on 10-of-22 shooting (5-of-11 3PTs, 7-of-9 FTs) with seven rebounds, six assists and three steals in Friday's loss to the Jazz.

      Advice: Curry has been a bit quiet lately and has seen himself fall behind Anthony Davis for the No. 2 slot (per game) behind James Harden in 8-cat leagues. Perhaps he's ready for his own Klay Thompson night in the near future. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:24 pm
    • Paul posts 24-8-7 line in loss to Pelicans
      Chris Paul scored 24 points on 10-of-20 shooting (including three treys) with eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Paul has been a top 5-6 player this season and that's right around his ADP. DeAndre Jordan went for 12 and 15 with three blocks in the loss. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:39 pm
    • LeBron plays through wrist injury on Friday
      LeBron James played through his right (shooting) wrist injury in the Cavs' 101-90 win over the Kings on Friday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, seven assists, four steals, two blocks and six turnovers.

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

      Advice: The Kings are terrible right now but regardless Smith earns a lot of goodwill with owners after this one. Iman Shumpert logged 22 minutes and didn't do much, as so far it looks like Smith will have some staying power. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:07 pm
    • Terrence Jones plays 20 minutes
      Terrence Jones played 20 minutes against the Celtics on Friday with seven points, two boards and three blocks.

      Advice: He played 21 minutes on Wednesday and the Rockets are going to keep his minutes in check for a bit. Jones has a huge upside and the Rockets are going to need him to play him more with Dwight Howard (knee) out indefinitely, so more minutes are on the way. Jones is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:32 pm
    • Al Horford fills it up against the Blazers
      Al Horford filled the stat sheet against the Blazers on Friday with 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He's on fire. In his previous 10 games, Horford averaged 17.9 points, 7.9 boards, 5.1 assists, 1.2 blocks and 0.7 steals on 71.1 percent from the field. He's certainly capable of being a top-10 fantasy asset and his owners should be asking for a lot if they want to sell high. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:06 pm
    • Nicolas Batum still dealing with wrist issue
      Nicolas Batum battled through his wrist injury on Friday against the Hawks, finishing with seven points, five rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He left the game in the first quarter due to pain in his wrist. Batum was able to return to the game, but it was obvious he's not at 100 percent. His fantasy owners are just going to have to hang in there and the Blazers might want to sit him down. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:52 pm
    • Damian Lillard revenge tour falls short
      Damian Lillard made 6-of-20 from the field for 13 points with six rebounds, 11 assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer against the Hawks on Friday.

      Advice: It was the classic case of him trying to do too much and he's struggled in both of his matchups vs. the Hawks this season. Lillard did match his season high in assists, but this was his just his second game of the year without a free throw attempt. Coach Terry Stotts said he was not happy about Lillard not making the All-Star Team. His usage was plenty high, so expect a big game in a better matchup against the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:48 pm
    • Lorenzo Brown plays 23 minutes
      Lorenzo Brown played 23 minutes off the bench against the 76ers on Friday with two rebounds, three assists and two steals.

      Advice: With Zach LaVine going down due to an ankle injury, Brown had a chance for a revenge game against his 2013-14 team. Although, LaVine did return and Mo Williams could be back for Saturday, so there's little reason to add him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:30 pm
    • Kevin Martin stays busy, makes 5-of-18 shots
      Kevin Martin played 30 minutes off the bench against the 76ers on Friday, making 5-of-18 from the field for 19 points with two rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: While he did come off the bench, Martin closed out the game in each of his last two outings. He was highly involved in the offense, but the rust is there based on this game and his 7-of-18 from Wednesday. As long as he's active, he's worth starting in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:29 pm
    • LeBron James (wrist) will play vs. Kings
      LeBron James (wrist) will play against the Kings on Friday.

      Advice: Well, most DFS owners can change their plans now. James usually doesn't play limited minutes, so his fantasy owners can plug him back in. If you were expecting Kyrie Irving to have another 55-point game, it's a little less likely now. J.R. Smith also takes a hit here. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:47 pm
    • Mike Conley (wrist) probable for Saturday
      Mike Conley (wrist) is probable to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

      Advice: It's nice to see the Grizzlies will get their star point guard back, but they didn't miss him in their last two games. Conley should have his hands full in what should be a great game on Saturday night. If you added Beno Udrih, you can let him loose. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:44 pm
    • Kevin Martin coming off bench again
      Kevin Martin will come off the bench against the 76ers on Friday.

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

      Advice: LeBron is going to go through a pregame evaluation, which could change things, but he is still considered doubtful for tonight's game. If James sits, Shawn Marion will likely draw another start at SF, but the main beneficiaries of his absence will be Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. J.R. Smith will also have some more opportunities to create on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:52 pm
    • Damian Lillard discusses being snubbed
      Damian Lillard discussed not being selected to the All-Star Team on Friday and said he wanted to "thank the coaches who feel I wasn't good enough, the fans that didn't think I was good enough, and Adam Silver also for not thinking I was good enough."

      Advice: "It ain't always gone be peaches and cream but somebody has to pay for the reason it's not," Lillard added. Apparently, the league is on notice and it'll start tonight against the red-hot Atlanta Hawks tonight at 7:30 EST. The Blazers have the fourth best record in the NBA, Lillard is 12th in the NBA in scoring and Lillard hasn't missed a game in his career. More importantly for his fantasy owners, he's a top-10 player in standard leagues this season. If you don't have NBA League Pass, tonight might be a reason to reconsider. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:18 pm
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) probable for Friday
      Updating a previous report, Nicolas Batum (wrist) is officially being listed as probable for Friday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: Batum said earlier that he plans to play, and all signs are pointing towards him giving it a go. Owners can plan on having Batum available, but should note the difficult matchup against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:43 am
    • Mike Conley (wrist) status uncertain for Sat.
      Head coach Dave Joerger said Mike Conley's status for Saturday's game vs. OKC is still unknown at this point.

      Advice: Conley has missed the past two games with a wrist injury, and the Grizzlies continue to be sparse with providing updates on his status. We should get another update on Conley after Saturday morning's shootaround, and if he's again unavailable, it will be Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes splitting minutes at point guard. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:13 am
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) says he will play Fri.
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) said that he will play Friday vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: Batum is going to have a very difficult matchup against DeMarre Carroll of the Hawks today, and with the way he's been struggling as of late, Batum doesn't look like a great play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:11 am
    • Damian Lillard not happy with All-Star snub
      Damian Lillard said that he is "definitely" taking the All-Star snub personally.

      Advice: Lillard still has a chance to make it into the game as Kobe Bryant's replacement, but DeMarcus Cousins may have something to say about that. Regardless, owners of Lillard can expect him to take out his aggressions against the Atlanta Hawks tonight, and he is certainly someone to target in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:07 am
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) not on injury report
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) is not being listed on the Trail Blazers' injury report.

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

      Advice: James has been taking more time off than usual this season, and that has to be frustrating to owners who burned a No. 1 or 2 overall selection on him on draft day. If James sits, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will be the primary beneficiaries, with J.R. Smith also seeing some increased opportunities on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:19 am
    • Zach Randolph has 11th straight double-double
      Zach Randolph logged his 11th consecutive double-double against the Nuggets in a 99-69 win on Thursday with 15 points, 17 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: He also had a career-high 17 consecutive double-digit boards with tonight's win. Randolph's stats in 2015 were already extremely impressive before this game, averaging 19.6 points, 13.1 boards, 2.8 assists and 0.5 blocks on 59.2 percent from the field. What's more, Z-Bo is making an unsustainable 51.9 percent on his mid-range shots in 2015. He's a sell-high player, but his fantasy owners can certainly just enjoy the ride if they want to. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:09 pm
    • John Henson scores 12 points with 11 rebounds
      John Henson started against the Magic on Thursday during a 115-100 win, scoring 12 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He looked great in the starting unit and there might be a position battle should Zaza Pachulia (calf) miss time. Henson does have some eye-catching upside for his ability to block shots, so fantasy owners will want to keep an eye on him. Unless you don't care about foul shooting, it's probably best to see what happens his next time out before grabbing him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:29 pm
    • Mike Conley (wrist) out again on Thursday
      Mike Conley (wrist) will not play against the Nuggets on Thursday night.

      Advice: This will be his second game out of the lineup due to his wrist injury. The 2015 part of the season has not been nice to Conley with two ankle sprains and this current issue costing him time. There's no indication that this issue will linger on, so he can be considered as a buy-low candidate. Beno Udrih is a nice option in DFS tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:28 pm
    • Mike Conley (wrist) game-time decision Thurs.
      Mike Conley (wrist) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Conley dressed for Tuesday's game against Dallas, but he did not leave the bench, and it's looking like we're not going to get an official update on Conley's status until just before the tip. If he does indeed spend another game on the sidelines, Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes would split minutes at point guard. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:49 pm
    • John Henson will start at center Thursday
      John Henson will replace Zaza Pachulia (calf) in the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. Orlando.

      Advice: Henson offers a lot of upside, and with a favorable matchup against the Magic, he's looking like a fine plug-and-play in daily leagues. It's going to be hard for head coach Jason Kidd to limit Henson's minutes tonight with Ersan Ilyasova, and Zaza unavailable. Kenyon Martin could also pick up some extended minutes tonight as one of the few healthy big men left on the roster, although he's unlikely to contribute much to the stat sheet. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:03 pm
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) status uncertain Friday
      Nicolas Batum's (wrist) status for Friday's game against the Hawks is unknown at this point.

      Advice: Batum is likely headed for another game-time decision, but owners can expect another update on his status following Friday morning's shootaround. If Batum is forced to sit, there will be more touches on offense for Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, and LaMarcus Aldridge. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:18 pm
    • Kerr says no plans to rest Stephen Curry
      Steve Kerr said he has no plans of resting Stephen Curry.

      Advice: Why would he? Curry has played 78 games the past two seasons, and aside from the injury-plagued disaster of the 2011-12 season, Steph has managed to stay very healthy throughout his career. He's currently averaging 22.8 points, 8.2 assists, and a career-high 4.7 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game on 49.1 percent shooting. He's in the MVP conversation, and there's no reason to think he'll slow down. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:07 pm
    • Dion Waiters misses Thursday practice
      Dion Waiters (ankle) missed Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Waiters is dealing with a sore ankle, but the injury is not believed to be serious. The Thunder don't play again until Saturday so Waiters has plenty of time to rest, but Reggie Jackson would be in for a big boost in playing time if Waiters (and potentially Kevin Durant) is unable to play against the Grizzlies on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:48 am
    • Mike Conley questionable for Thursday
      Mike Conley (wrist) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Conley almost crashed Twitter with daily players searching for a status update Tuesday night and it looks like we're destined for a repeat on Thursday. We'll update his status as soon as more information become available, but owners should be ready to fire up Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes if Conley unable to suit up. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:18 am
    • Kevin Durant misses Thursday practice
      Kevin Durant (toe) missed practice on Thursday.

      Advice: This doesn't sound great for Durant's availability on Saturday after missing the Thunder's last two games with a sprained toe. We'll update Durant's status after Friday's practice, but Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka stand to gain the most fantasy value if Durant is unable to suit up against the Grizzlies. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:55 am
    • Kyle Singler no longer Man Behind The Mask
      Kyle Singler (nose) said will no longer wear a protective mask for the broken nose he suffered on January 21.

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

      Advice: "I'm going to kindly decline to talk to you guys," James said after the game. "This is his night." James sat out Wednesday's game due to a sore wrist, so we'll have to await word on the extent of his injury. He'll have some time to recuperate since the Cavs don't play until Friday, but J.R. Smith would be the biggest fantasy beneficiary (outside of Kyrie Irving) if James sits again. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:00 am
    • Goran Dragic scores 20 in win vs. Wizards
      Goran Dragic scored a game-high 20 points against the Wizards on Wednesday during a 106-98 win, adding three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Dragic and Bledsoe are fourth and third in the NBA points in fast break and that style of play has helped a slew of guys put up favorable fantasy value. Dragic was coming off two horrendous games with just 12 points combined, so he needed a bounce-back game. In the last month, Dragic has been awesome at the rim in the past month, which explains why he's made 53.3 percent from the field in his last 16. His slow start is a distant memory. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:55 pm
    • Kevin Martin returned to action on Wednesday January 28. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:41 pm
    • Al Horford still shooting lights-out for ATL
      Al Horford hit 10-of-13 shots for 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: Horford came into this one hitting 53-of-72 shots over his last seven games, and that number got a lot better tonight. The Hawks are playing out of their minds right now and have won 17 straight, and 31 of their last 33 games. And with Mike Budenholzer coaching the East All-Stars, it's possible that Horford, Paul Millsap (28 & 15), Jeff Teague (13 & 11) and Kyle Korver (full stat line, 5 3-pointers) could all be joining him in Brooklyn as coach's picks. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:54 pm
    • Tiago Splitter gets a DNP-Cd
      Tiago Splitter was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

      Advice: Coach Gregg Popovich decided to sit him down. Splitter has a ton of calf injuries, but there is no indication that that issue was a problem. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:09 pm
    • Dion Waiters scores eight points in loss
      Dion Waiters hit just 3-of-10 shots for eight points and one rebound in Wednesday's loss to the Knicks.

      Advice: He's now scored exactly eight points in three of his last five games and is averaging 9.6 points, 1.2 steals and 0.8 3-pointers on 33 percent shooting over his last five games. And given that Kevin Durant sat out the last couple games with a toe injury, it doesn't look like Waiters belongs in starting fantasy lineups right now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:01 pm
    • Lorenzo Brown plays 24 minutes
      Lorenzo Brown played 24 minutes against the Celtics on Wednesday with 10 points, one rebound, three assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Not bad. Brown is only on a 10-day deal and chances are he's going to be off the team once Ricky Rubio (ankle) is ready to go. That is likely to be within the current 10-day deal, so Brown doesn't have a very good outlook next month. He's worth a look in deep leagues for a couple games, though. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:48 pm
    • Kevin Martin scores 21 points in return
      Kevin Martin returned from a wrist injury on Wednesday against the Celtics, scoring 21 points with four rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He was better than expected and really turned it on after a slow start tonight. Martin was on fire before his injury with a 37-point game in his last outing and a 34-point one before that, so he should be owned in all leagues following this game. Although, his fantasy owners should consider selling high once he solidifies his value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:35 pm
    • Terrence Jones goes for 10 & 5 in return
      Terrence Jones finally returned from his leg injury on Wednesday and had 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes.

      Advice: He hit 4-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer, and while we've not been high on him, the news of Dwight Howard's edema in his right knee changes things. Jones could see some serious run if Howard is going to miss time, so we now like the idea of taking a flier on him. He could be forced into heavy action for an extended period of time if Howard is going to be shelved. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:26 pm
    • Jodie Meeks scores 19 in loss to Sixers
      Jodie Meeks played 34 minutes off the bench and hit just 4-of-16 shots, but also hit 10-of-11 free throws to salvage a fantasy line, that included a 3-pointer.

      Advice: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope started, but hit just 2-of-9 shots for four points. Meeks could be a sneaky pick up with Brandon Jennings out for the foreseeable future, but we'd like him a lot more if he were starting over KCP. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:01 pm
    • Andre Drummond struggles in loss to Sixers
      Andre Drummond had anything but a huge night against the hapless Sixers on Wednesday, finishing with just six points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block in an ugly loss.

      Advice: Drummond picked up four fouls and the Pistons were never really in this game. Greg Monroe was better with 20 points and 11 boards, but he didn't have any blocks in the loss. Philly opened up a big first-quarter league and never looked back, and we'll blame this one on the Pistons playing their fourth game in five nights. They were, as the saying goes, plumb tuckered out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:53 pm
    • J.R. Smith quiet in win over Blazers
      J.R. Smith hit just 5-of-12 shots and 1-of-6 3-pointers for 11 points, four assists and a steal in Wednesday's win.

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

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

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

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

      Advice: He took a hard fall during Tuesday's game and was a game-time decision vs. Portland, but ultimately wasn't able to suit up. His absence means more shots for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, and more playing time for J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion. Consider LeBron questionable to return Friday vs. the Kings. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:35 pm
    • Terrence Jones (leg) finally returns vs. Mavs
      Terrence Jones (leg) will be active and available for the Rockets on Wednesday, though he'll be limited to 15-20 minutes.

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

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

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

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

      Advice: He continued playing after the injury on Tuesday and we're guessing he suits up vs. the visiting Trail Blazers, but coach David Blatt said the Cavaliers are "gauging [the injury] right up until game time." If he's forced to sit out, his minutes will be absorbed by a platoon including Mike Miller, Shawn Marion, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:32 pm
    • Kevin Martin (questionable) expects to play
      Kevin Martin (wrist) is expected to make his return to the lineup against the Celtics on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's not a complete lock because the team will want to see how he performs in pre-game workouts, and he's technically questionable to play. Most signs do point to him playing despite an earlier report today. Martin has been doing a lot of non-contact work and missed some practice over the weekend. He's someone worth grabbing in standard leagues. Meanwhile, it should be interesting to see what happens with the other starters. Andrew Wiggins may slide to the small forward spot, which would bump Gorgui Dieng or Thaddeus Young from the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:17 am
    • Minnesota have signed Lorenzo Brown
      Minnesota has signed guard Lorenzo Brown to a 10-day contract on Wednesday, and he is expected to be available to play against the Celtics.

      Advice: The uncertainty surrounding Ricky Rubio's (ankle) return and the latest injury to Mo Williams (hip) may have forced their hand, so Brown may end up seeing some action right out of the gate. There's no need to consider an add outside of ridiculously deep leagues just yet, but we will let you know if he pops up on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:43 am
    • Kevin Durant (toe) out against the Knicks
      Kevin Durant (toe) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

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

      Advice: Rockets coach Kevin McHale is a huge fan of Jones' game, but after missing nearly three months of action he will likely be eased into action upon his return. Jones is more than worth a flier in deeper leagues, but it will be interesting to see how coach McHale tweaks his crowded frontcourt rotation that includes Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Dwight Howard (ankle). Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:06 am
    • J.R. Smith scores just 5 points vs. Pistons
      J.R. Smith scored just five points on 2-of-11 shooting on Tuesday vs. Detroit, adding one board, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He is coming off four straight games of scoring 14 or more points, so his owners should give him a pass. The good news is that Smith looks like he will remain in the starting lineup, so as he long as sees more than 30 minutes a night he will be worth owning in most leagues. Just be sure to expect a couple of bumps along the way. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:26 pm
    • Zach Randolph catches fire, notches 22 & 10
      Zach Randolph finished Tuesday's game in Dallas with 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting with 10 rebounds, marking his 16th consecutive game with double-digit boards.

      Advice: Z-Bo had a quiet first half but he caught fire down the stretch, helping Memphis extend their lead in an impressive 109-90 road win vs. a division rival. His 16 games with 10+ rebounds is the longest streak in the NBA this season and he's simply on fire since returning from injury on Jan. 9. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:05 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) is questionable for Wed
      Kevin Durant (toe) remains day-to-day, but his status for Wednesday's game against the Knicks is still up in the air.

      Advice: The injury was never thought to be serious, but the Thunder have every right to be cautious with their franchise player after he missed the beginning of the season with a fracture in his foot. We should know more about his status after shootaround Wednesday morning, so owners will have to check back then for updates. If Durant can't go Perry Jones will likely draw another start, but he isn't a reliable option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:43 pm
    • Andre Drummond blocks a season-high six shots
      Andre Drummond had a season-high six blocks in a loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday, adding 12 points and 17 boards.

      Advice: It wasn't all great for him, as he shot just 6-of-17 from the field and missed all four of his free throws. Drummond has now gone three games without making a single free throw, going 0-of-9 over that span. Having said that, his owners knew what they were getting into when they drafted him and they probably won't mind as long as keeps scoring, rebounding and blocking shots at a high level. His play should also improve as he develops some chemistry with D.J. Augustin, who has taken over as the starting point guard due to the loss of Brandon Jennings (Achilles) for the season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:56 pm
    • Mike Conley to dress, but is unlikely to play
      Mike Conley (wrist) will dress for Tuesday's game against Dallas, but he is not expected to play.

      Advice: Owners should probably keep Conley on the bench tonight, as he will likely serve as Emergency depth for the Grizzlies. Beno Udrih will draw the start in his absence, and should be considered in most leagues for owners in need of short-term value. Nick Calathes, Courtney Lee and Vince Carter should all benefit as well. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:03 pm
    • Nicolas Batum says his wrist mostly pain-free
      Nicolas Batum did some shooting during Tuesday's practice, and said that his wrist has improved to the point that he's mostly pain-free.

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

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

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

      Advice: Conley sprained his left (shooting) wrist during Monday night's win at Orlando. He fought through it until the game turned into a blowout in the third quarter, but clearly wasn't himself as he played just 22 minutes total and went 2-of-8 from the field with zero assists. The Grizzlies are on a back-to-back, so there's no shootaround to get updates from. We likely won't have official word on the status of Conley or Allen until roughly 7:30pm ET. If they can't go, Beno Udrih gets a big bump and Jeff Green gets a little one. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:19 am
    • Terrence Jones questionable for Weds
      Terrence Jones (leg) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

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

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

      Advice: Smith told Aldridge that the he's been able to focus on basketball in Cleveland since there aren't as many distractions as New York City. "I think this is the best situation for me, 'cause there's nothing but basketball," Smith said. "There's nothing you expect but basketball. There's nothing, there's no going out, there's no late nights." Smith is averaging 15.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 steals, and 3.8 treys in his last 10 games and deserves to be owned in all standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:34 am
    • Timberwolves set to sign Lorenzo Brown
      The Minnesota Timberwolves are close to signing Lorenzo Brown to a 10-day contract, according to Keith Langlois of Pistons.com.

      Advice: The Timberwolves originally drafted Brown and are close to brining the 24-year-old back into the fold. Brown has yet to play above the D-League this season, so he can be left on waiver wires as he won't provide much fantasy value as a bench player. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:27 am
    • Mike Conley suffers a sprained left wrist
      Mike Conley said he sprained his left wrist and played through the pain in the second half.

      Advice: He said he'll take a "wait and see" approach for Tuesday's game in Dallas. Conley is coming off ankle injuries from last week and he's struggled in a big way since. If Conley can't go, Beno Udrih will be a strong play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:05 pm
    • Waiters scores 10 points with five assists
      Dion Waiters scored 10 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 4-of-12 shots (including a three) with two rebounds, five assists and one steal in 25 minutes.

      Advice: Waiters hit just 1-of-4 free throws to cap off another inefficient line, which has been his calling card in the NBA so far. Owners can do better in standard 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:30 pm
    • Zach Randolph stays hot vs. Magic on Monday
      Zach Randolph dominated the Magic on Monday with 24 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He has nine consecutive double-doubles now and Memphis arena staff might have to re-do the in-the-paint area with how Z-Bo has been setting up shop down there. His last five games have been particularly strong, averaging 19.6 points, 13.4 boards and 0.6 blocks on 59.4 percent from the field. Randolph is going to flirt with 20-12 lines as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:20 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) out for Monday night
      Kevin Durant (toe) will not play against the Wolves on Monday.

      Advice: He suffered the injury in Cleveland on Sunday and it's being called a left great toe sprain. Durant went through warmups, but there was too much soreness and he decided he'll sit. It's anyone's guess if he'll play on Wednesday and the Thunder do only have three games this week. It'll be Russell Westbrook running the show with a host of others stepping up. Expect Dion Waiters and Anthony Morrow to benefit the most. Perry Jones may start, though. It's worth mentioning KD needed surgery on his right foot. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:06 pm
    • Blazers-Nets game postponed on Monday
      The Blazers vs. Nets game scheduled for Monday has been postponed due to inclement weather.

      Advice: With the impending blizzard impacting the New York and surrounding areas, the league is making this call early, and the affair will be rescheduled for April 6. The Kings-Nets game has been postponed, as well. Those in daily formats will want to avoid deploying players from any of those four teams. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:16 am
    • Al Horford absolutely on fire over last seven
      Al Horford has shot 53-of-72 from the field over his last seven games.

      Advice: In other words, Horford is on absolute fire. During that stretch, he's also 19-of-22 from the free throw line. "I’m taking good shots within the offense," he said. "I have a good rhythm right now." Since January came around, Horford is averaging 16.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.3 blocks on 57.5 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:23 am
    • Draymond Green scores 14 pts with nine boards
      Draymond Green scored 14 points with nine boards against the Celtics on Sunday, adding two assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He has easily been one of the most improved players in the NBA this season, and it's obvious that coach Steve Kerr admires his playing style. Green is in line for some serious money this summer, and there is no reason to think that he will slow down anytime soon. Green should be a top-30 asset the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 8:05 pm
    • Stephen Curry drops 22 pts with 11 assists
      Stephen Curry dropped 21 points on 6-of-16 shooting in a win over the Celtics on Sunday, adding 11 assists, four boards, two steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

      Advice: The Warriors have now won 19 straight games at home which is easily a franchise record, and Curry has been one of the main reasons why they have had so much success. Curry will likely remain a top-3 fantasy asset the rest of the way, and his hunt for the MVP award should only motivate him even more. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:47 pm
    • Tiago Splitter shifts to bench on Sunday
      Tiago Splitter shifted to the bench for Sunday's game against the Bucks, scoring eight points with two boards, two assists and one steal in 17 minutes.

      Advice: Matt Bonner drew the start on Sunday, but this isn't the first time coach Gregg Popovich decided to alter his lineup. Given the constant uncertainty at the center position in San Antonio, neither player is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:32 pm
    • Kyle Singler shoots just 1-of-3 vs. Toronto
      Kyle Singler took only three shots in 26 minutes on Sunday, making one of them to finish a loss to the Raptors with four points, two rebounds and two assists.

      Advice: Singler hasn't been worth owning in 14-team leagues this season and he'll now have an adjustment period with D.J. Augustin taking the reins of Detroit's offense. There's not enough upside here to bother with him outside of deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:21 pm
    • Andre Drummond scores 14 pts sans Jennings
      Andre Drummond made 7-of-11 shots in 27 minutes vs. Toronto on Sunday, finishing with 14 points, eight boards, one assist and one block.

      Advice: Drummond has scored 56.0 percent of his baskets off teammate assists, so the loss of Brandon Jennings can't be a good thing for his offense. It's something to keep an eye on going forward, though of course Drummond remains an elite fantasy center even if his scoring takes a small dip. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:18 pm
    • Gerald Green quiet in 20 minutes Sunday
      Gerald Green played 20 minutes vs. the Clippers on Sunday, shooting 2-of-9 from the field (2-of-6 from deep) to finish with six points, two assists and one block.

      Advice: He was rolling along in his last four games, averaging 14.8 points and 2.5 triples, but the bottom can fall out unexpected for Green thanks to Phoenix's stacked backcourt rotation. He's been a liability in 12-team leagues over the past month, so think twice before deploying him in the Suns' upcoming three-game week. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 6:53 pm
    • Chris Paul flirts w/ triple-double Sunday
      Chris Paul flirted with a triple-double during Sunday's win in Phoenix, getting 23 points with three 3-pointers, eight rebounds, 12 assists and two steals.

      Advice: He committed an uncharacteristic four turnovers, but made up for it by shooting 7-of-11 from the field and 6-of-7 at the FT line. The Clippers have now won four straight games, tying them with Houston for the No. 4 seed in the unforgiving Western Conference. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 6:47 pm
    • John Henson injures ankle on Sunday vs. Spurs
      John Henson (ankle) left Sunday's game against the Spurs and did not return, finishing with four points, nine boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 17 minutes.

      Advice: The good news is that coach Jason Kidd said that Henson could have returned if he needed him too, so the injury is probably very minor. Henson's only averaging 15.6 minutes per game this season, but he has given the Bucks a solid rim protector in the absence of Larry Sanders. If Henson does end up missing time, Zaza Pachulia will have to play even more minutes with veteran Kenyon Martin getting into the mix as well. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 6:28 pm
    • John Henson leaves game with ankle injury
      John Henson left Sunday's game against the Spurs with an ankle injury and is questionable to return.

      Advice: The Bucks are already pretty thin in their frontcourt thanks to Larry Sanders, so hopefully it's not too serious. We will update Henson's status as soon as we know more, and we would expect Zaza Pachulia to play all the minutes he could handle if Henson were to miss any time. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 5:58 pm
    • Hawks beat Wolves for 16th consecutive win
      The Hawks won their 16th consecutive game on Sunday, aided by Al Horford's near-perfect 19 points on 8-of-9 field goals and 3-of-3 free throws.

      Advice: He also had six rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one turnover in 31 minutes, and the Hawks are looking virtually unstoppable at the halfway point of the season. This is a quintessential Horford line, blending nice numbers with even nicer efficiency, and he's staked himself to top-20 value in 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 5:56 pm
    • Dion Waiters booed in his return to Cleveland
      Dion Waiters was booed during Sunday's game in Cleveland, as he came off OKC's bench to score 14 points with two 3-pointers, three boards, two assists and one steal in 33 minutes.

      Advice: "Boos, no boos, I can't focus on that type of stuff," Waiters said after the game. The playing time is nice to see, and he did enough to placate most fantasy owners, but inefficiency continues to plague him and he finished just 5-of-15 from the field in the loss to his former team. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 4:28 pm
    • Kevin Durant's 32 points not enough for OKC
      Kevin Durant led the Thunder on Sunday with 32 points on 12-of-23 shooting, as well as six rebounds, nine assists and two blocks, but it wasn't enough to hold off the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Durant chipped in one 3-pointer and had only one turnover in 40 minutes, in the latest showcase for his elite fantasy talents. Oklahoma City's defeat dropped their record to .500 again, and they remain 3 1/2 games behind Phoenix for the final playoff spot out West. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 4:27 pm
    • Terrence Jones could return 'within a week'
      When head coach Kevin McHale was asked about Terrence Jones' availability for Wednesday's game vs. Dallas, he did not rule Jones out and said that he will return "sooner rather than later."

      Advice: McHale added that Jones could return "within a week," and it appears he is getting very close to playing basketball again. However, he will be fighting for minutes with Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith, so it will be very difficult for him to produce the same way he was at the beginning of the season. Still, he's worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 12:19 pm
    • Report: DET likely to call up Lorenzo Brown
      Detroit is reportedly strongly considering calling up Lorenzo Brown from their D-League affiliate.

      Advice: Brown would be fighting for reserve minutes with Spencer Dinwiddie, so he'd be unlikely to get enough playing time to matter in most leagues. Until he actually signs a contract, Brown can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 12:05 pm
    • Goran Dragic would consider return to Houston
      Goran Dragic said that he will keep an open mind in free agency, and that he would even consider a return to Houston.

      Advice: "Every team in the NBA is an option to me, because it is a privilege to play for any team in the NBA," Dragic said. "When the time comes I’m going to sit down with my family and my agent and try to make the best decision for myself." It's no secret that Dragic has drawn plenty of interest from several teams, as he has really taken a step forward in his development in recent years. However, despite all the rumors it doesn't appear that Phoenix is willing to trade him at this point in the season and they will likely have to risk letting him walk in free agency without getting anything in return. As always, we will continue to monitor this situation closely. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 6:16 am
    • Thomas Robinson back to a reserve role
      Thomas Robinson moved back to the bench on Saturday against the Wizards with two points and four boards.

      Advice: With LaMarcus Aldridge back, Robinson's playing time is going to be sporadic. He does have some nice impact on the offensive glass, but there's no need to grab him in almost any fantasy league while LMA is on the active list. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 10:00 pm
    • Zach Randolph scores 17 with 14 boards
      Zach Randolph scored 17 points with 14 rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer against the 76ers during a 101-83 victory on Saturday.

      Advice: That's eight consecutive double-doubles for Z-Bo. In that span, he's averaged 18.8 points, 13.9 boards, 2.5 boards, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks. Considering his injury history, this is a sell-high opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 8:57 pm
    • Andre Drummond has a bad game again
      Andre Drummond missed all four attempts from the foul line during a 101-86 loss to the Bucks on Saturday with 10 points, seven rebounds and one block.

      Advice: He was actually developing a nice rapport with Brandon Jennings, but he'll have to learn to play with D.J. Augustin more often. That could mean Drummond has to get his shot on his own more often, which suggests his field goal shooting goes south. He'll still be a must-start player and he may see an increase in usage rate. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 7:30 pm
    • Jodie Meeks could play a little more now
      Jodie Meeks plays 15 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday with four points, one rebound and one steal.

      Advice: The Pistons do use a lineup of D.J. Augustin with Brandon Jennings on occasion, so there are a handful of minutes available now that all of DJA's minutes will be at point guard. Meeks hasn't hit his stride yet, but the upside for steals and dimes makes him worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 7:26 pm
    • Kyle Singler will play with a mask
      Kyle Singler will play with a mask against the Bucks on Saturday.

      Advice: He had a procedure on Friday and should be ready to go. Singler broke his nose and it shouldn't affect his playing time. He's a low-ceiling option in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 3:22 pm
    • Goran Dragic benched late after tech
      Goran Dragic did not play down the stretch on Friday, finishing with two points and two assists in 18 minutes.

      Advice: There's talk of coach Jeff Hornacek benching Dragic because of his technical foul and a new team rule that says a player will be benched after a tech. Dragic should be fine for his next game, but he will have his bad games due to the Suns' depth at guard. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 10:01 pm
    • Waiters scores just eight points on Friday
      Dion Waiters scored eight points off the bench on Friday, hitting 3-of-8 shots with one rebound, one assist, three steals and one block in 26 minutes.

      Advice: Waiters needs to have a lot of touches to overcome some of his fantasy limitations and that doesn't seem like a good bet for him. He's not a must-own player and is best suited for deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 8:49 pm
    • J.R. Smith scores 21 points with seven treys
      J.R. Smith made seven 3-pointers for his 21 points against the Hornets on Friday with four rebounds and four assists.

      Advice: The treys were nice, but this was Smith's fifth game of 2015 with at least four dimes. He's really playing extremely well with his new team and he's taking eight treys per game. He'll cool off at some point, but owners in standard leagues can ride him while he's going strong. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 8:08 pm
    • Kyle Singler iffy for Saturday w/ broken nose
      Kyle Singler (nasal fracture) is questionable for Saturday's game in Milwaukee

      Advice: Singler was injured on Wednesday, when he scored 14 points in 22 minutes vs. the Magic. He continues to hold down a starting job but hasn't done much to help fantasy owners, averaging 7.4 points on 42.0 percent shooting, so there's no incentive to gamble on him while his status is in doubt. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 9:14 am
    • Damian Lillard scores 21 points in loss
      Damian Lillard made 8-of-23 from the field for 21 points during a 90-89 loss to the Celtics on Thursday, adding six rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's one of the best pull-up shooters in the NBA and chances are his catch-and-shoot shots are going down. Lillard averaged 6.6 field goal attempts per game off passes from Nicolas Batum (wrist) and LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) and catch-and-shoot attempts accounted for over 20.8 percent of his shot total. Fancy stats aside, Lillard is going to be busy and will have plenty of 30-point games on the way in the next 6-8 weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 11:38 pm
    • Truck Stick? Thomas Robinson plays 28 minutes
      Thomas Robinson started and played 28 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday with nine points, 12 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks.

      Advice: The Blazers were forced to play Dorell Wright and Victor Claver at small forward due to the loss of Nicolas Batum, so that might actually open up some minutes for Robinson at the four. That said, coach Terry Stotts used a whopping 12 different five-man lineups in just the second half tonight and ran an 11-man rotation, so we're still not too bullish on adding Truck in standard leagues, especially since he can't make free throws. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 11:10 pm
    • DeAndre Jordan up to 72.9 percent from field
      DeAndre Jordan made all seven shots from the field for 14 points with 12 rebounds and two blocks in 26 minutes against the Nets on Thursday.

      Advice: He's now up to 72.9 percent from the field on the season and he's done it without a single make outside of the paint. On the other hand, Jordan is now at 39.3 percent from the line this season. If that holds up, he would be the first player to ever shoot above 70 percent from the field and below 40 percent from the line (minimum of 40 free throw attempts). He's a beast. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 10:57 pm
    • Chris Paul hands out 17 dimes on 24 minutes
      Chris Paul handed out 17 assists in just 24 minutes against the Nets on Thursday with six points, three steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Coach Doc Rivers in 1987 was the last player to hand out 17 assists in less than 25 minutes. The Clippers also set an NBA season high with the 41 assists as a team. Paul has handed out at least nine assists in all but one of his 10 games in 2015, so he certainly could pass John Wall for the league lead in assists per game soon. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 10:46 pm
    • Thomas Robinson starting on Thursday
      Thomas Robinson will start against the Celtics on Thursday.

      Advice: There is no such thing as a surprise Terry Stotts starting lineup. Robinson still is a little rough around the edges, but he could be a double-double guy with extra minutes. That said, the messy rotations are something most fantasy owners aren't going to want to deal with. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 7:16 pm
    • Stephen Curry leads votes for All-Star Team
      Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol were voted in as the starters for the Western Conference All-Star Team.

      Advice: Curry was the top vote getter and he deserves it with his team holding the best record in the NBA. Kobe Bryant is likely going to miss the All-Star game with his rotator cuff tear, so James Harden or Klay Thompson will likely replace him. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 4:22 pm
    • Stephen Curry torches Rockets for win
      Stephen Curry hit 7-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 22 points, three rebounds, 10 assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Rockets.

      Advice: Patrick Beverley didn't slow him or Klay Thompson down tonight and Curry is going to start for the Western All-Stars, although that won't be official until later on Thursday. The Warriors have now won 17 straight games at home, which is a franchise record. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 10:50 pm
    • Draymond Green fills stat sheet in win
      Draymond Green hit 7-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in Wednesday's impressive win over the Rockets.

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

      Advice: This was a garbage-time special and he was helped by Josh Smith's early ejection. Make no mistake, Brewer was a big part of a somewhat impressive comeback waged by the Rockets, but they were never in the game and it truly was a meaningless stat line. Don't take the bait and think this will become a regular occurrence. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 10:41 pm
    • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook go off in DC
      Kevin Durant scored a game-high 34 points in his homecoming during a 105-103 overtime win against the Wizards, adding seven rebounds, three assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 45 minutes.

      Advice: He is on cruise control and just missed a triple-double against the Heat on Tuesday. Durant has picked it up lately over his last nine, averaging 22.4 points, 5.0 boards, 3.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.9 blocks and 1.7 treys. This still isn't quite as great as he was last season, but it won't be long until he's hanging 30-point games on a regular basis. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 9:28 pm
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