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    • Blake Griffin notches 18-15-6 line in win
      Blake Griffin scored 18 points with 15 boards, six assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers in 39 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday.

      Advice: It's just his ninth double-double of the season, which is surprising because he notched his 20th double-double of the season on Christmas last year. DeAndre Jordan being such a monster on the glass while Griffin does have career lows in offensive and defensive rebounding rate, which might be due to him passing more. He's still a fantasy beast even with the dip in boards. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:27 pm
    • DeAndre Jordan racking up the boards
      DeAndre Jordan grabbed 12 rebounds with 14 points and two blocks against the Warriors on Thursday.

      Advice: He is some kind of rebounder. Jordan has eight games with a defensive rebounding rate of at least 40 percent, so it's no surprise he leads the NBA in total rebounding rate at 23.4 percent. He's an absolute monster in boards, blocks and field goal percentage to help offset the disastrous free throw shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:24 pm
    • David Lee plays 19 minutes in a loss
      David Lee played 19 minutes off the bench on Thursday with 11 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal against the Clippers on Thursday.

      Advice: He continues to live at the rim with over half of his shots this season coming from within three feet on the season -- all five shots came at the rim tonight. The Warriors have so much talent on offense, Lee should get great shots all night. Still, his minutes are a bit capped with Draymond Green playing well, so he's more of a low-end standard fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:17 pm
    • Marreese Speights scores 11 in a loss
      Marreese Speights made 4-of-9 from the field and 3-of-6 from the line for 11 points with one rebound, one steal and two turnovers in 22 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

      Advice: As expected, his usage rate took a hit tonight, but he was still able to get involved on the offensive side. Draymond Green has been too good and David Lee won't take minutes from him, so it will likely be from Speights. His owners in deep leagues should expect a dip. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:15 pm
    • Pau Gasol scores 23 points vs. Lakers
      Pau Gasol scored 23 points with 13 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

      Advice: He has been on a roll over his last five, averaging 16.2 points, 9.8 boards, 2.8 assists and 2.6 blocks on 50.0 percent from the field and 92.0 percent from the line. Gasol was in a slump earlier this month, but he's busted out and has been second-round guy in standard fantasy leagues this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:30 pm
    • Joakim Noah scores just four points
      Joakim Noah scored just four points against the Lakers on Thursday with 12 rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He's been somewhat awful in his last five, averaging 8.0 points, 10.6 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.8 blocks and 0.4 steals on 37.1 percent from the field and 58.3 percent from the line. Noah only has a usage rate of just 16.4 and an assist percentage of 11.8 in that span, which is a far cry from last season's 25.8 assist percentage. Hopefully his owners didn't overpay on draft day because he's not a great buy-low players unless it's fairly cheap. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:26 pm
    • Taj Gibson plays 20 minutes vs. Lakers
      Taj Gibson played 20 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday with nine points, seven rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

      Advice: With Nikola Mirotic setting the NBA on fire, Gibson's minutes are slightly at risk. He's only played 19.0 minutes per game over his last three, but he's played well with a field goal percentage of 65.0 percent in that span. He is still worth holding in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:18 pm
    • Carlos Boozer plays well in 17 minutes
      Carlos Boozer played just 17 minutes off the bench against the Bulls on Thursday with 14 points and five rebounds.

      Advice: He made 7-of-11 from the field and has seen his shots go up while he's out there with Kobe Bryant out. In fact, Boozer did not have a game with a usage rate above 28 before Tuesday, but he's been over 30 for each of his last two games. He's a low-upside hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:58 pm
    • Ed Davis scored 13 with 14 boards
      Ed Davis turned in a nice line in 33 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday with 13 points, 14 boards and three blocks in 33 minutes.

      Advice: Big men tend not to have great games against the Bulls, but Boss' seven offensive boards were a big part of his success. Davis doesn't have eye-popping numbers in his previous 10 games, averaging 8.3 points, 6.3 boards and 1.0 blocks in 24.9 minutes. Still, the blocks and low turnovers have given him seventh-round fantasy value in that span. He's a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:30 pm
    • Speights Cowboy Saddles Up: Marreese starting
      Marreese Speights will start in place of Andrew Bogut (knee) and Festus Ezeli (ankle) against the Clippers on Thursday.

      Advice: Bogut has been out for a couple weeks and Festus suffered a sprained ankle on Festivus (Dec. 23), so Speights is the next man up. He has one of the highest usage rates for a big man at 29.0, so that will likely take a hit with more of his minutes coming next to the starters. Still, he is a nice play tonight in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:25 pm
    • Andrew Bogut nearing return to action
      Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he expects Andrew Bogut to return from his knee injury in the next few days.

      Advice: It sounds like Bogut is getting close to game action after missing several games with the injury, but we still don't have a specific target date for his return. A logical guess is that he'll play on Tuesday against the Sixers, although there's also an outside chance he could be ready for Saturday's game against the Timberwolves. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:11 pm
    • Spencer Hawes won't play on Christmas
      Spencer Hawes will not play on Thursday due to a lingering knee injury.

      Advice: That just means more run for starter DeAndre Jordan, while Hawes remains day-to-day with the injury. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:51 pm
      Injured
    • Chris Andersen playing well as starting C
      Chris Andersen started at center again on Thursday and had 12 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He hit 4-of-5 shots and as long as Chris Bosh is out, and Andersen is starting, he's worth a look in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:23 pm
    • Tristan Thompson quiet in loss to Heat
      Tristan Thompson came off the bench and had six points, nine rebounds and a block in Thursday's loss to the Heat.

      Advice: He played 26 minutes and came off the bench behind Shawn Marion, who had just two points and five rebounds in 19 minutes. We're guessing Thompson still has a good shot at starting at center going forward, as Anderson Vareajao is out for the year, but even if he's coming off the bench, he's worth owning in all leagues until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:19 pm
    • Kevin Love quiet in loss to Heat
      Kevin Love hit just 5-of-13 shots and zero 3-pointers for 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in Thursday's loss to the Heat.

      Advice: Love is taking a back seat to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving these days, and it was a little surprising to see him struggle with Anderson Varejao out of the lineup. He'll have some great games and some duds the rest of the way, but it's become clear that he was a better fantasy player as the big dog in Minnesota, instead of the third best player in Cleveland. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:10 pm
    • Matt Bonner plays 31 minutes, scores 17 pts
      Matt Bonner played 31 minutes off the Spurs' bench on Christmas, putting up 17 points (6-of-12 shooting) to go with three 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist, and one block.

      Advice: Bonner saw some increased opportunity tonight with Boris Diaw (illness) picking up a DNP-CD, and he could again get some extended run on Friday if Diaw is forced to sit. However, he'll have a tough matchup against the Pelicans, so he'd make for a risky option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:23 pm
    • Boris Diaw (illness) picks up DNP-CD on X-mas
      Head coach Gregg Popovich said that Boris Diaw had a 100-degree fever, and that was the reason he did not play during the Spurs' Christmas Day loss to the Thunder.

      Advice: Pop said he was trying to save bodies for tomorrow's game vs. the Pelicans, so it seems there's a chance Diaw suits up for that one. If Diaw sits, there will be more minutes to go around for Tiago Splitter, Matt Bonner, and Aron Bynes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:08 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • Chris Bosh (calf) targeting Saturday vs. MEM
      Chris Bosh expects to test his calf during Friday's practice, and if all goes well, he hopes to play Saturday vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: "We have to read and react and see how everything goes and go from there," Bosh said. "It's kind of really like a day-to-day thing. I thought that I would be back the last game but it didn't work out like that. It's just something I have to cope with. We have a lot more games to play." We'll be monitoring Bosh's status closely, and we'll pass along any updates as they become available. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:01 pm
      Injured
    • Tim Duncan scores 15 points with six rebounds
      Tim Duncan scored 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting with six rebounds, five assists, one block, and two turnovers during the Spurs' loss to the Thunder.

      Advice: Duncan briefly left the game during the closing minutes of the fourth quarter with what looked to be a leg injury, but quickly returned and ended up closing out the game. We'll keep an eye out for any injury news, and although it seems minor, the Spurs are amid a back-to-back set, so he could be rested tomorrow. Duncan posted a plus/minus rating of minus-34 in this one, which is the worst plus/minus rating of his career (post-season or regular-season). Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:58 pm
    • Serge Ibaka goes for 21 & 9 in OKC win
      Serge Ibaka put up 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting, with nine rebounds, three 3-pointers, two assists, two turnovers, and one block during the Thunder's Christmas Day win over the Spurs.

      Advice: Ibaka had a slow start to the year, but his shot-blocking has been consistent (second in the league with 2.4 per game), and the career-high 1.3 three-pointers per game has been a nice surprise. He should only get better as the year goes on, so it would be wise to send out a few buy-low offers before he really starts rolling. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:45 pm
    • Steven Adams double-doubles in OKC win
      Steven Adams double-doubled against the Spurs on Christmas, scoring 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting (6-of-12 from the charity stripe), to go with 15 rebounds, three blocks, two steals, two turnovers, and one assist.

      Advice: Adams had a plus/minus rating of plus-27 in this one, and his aggressiveness on the boards was a big reason OKC came out with a win. If you can live with horrific free throw shooting, he's worth a look as a shot-blocking and rebounding specialist in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:30 pm
    • Report: Cavs in no rush to replace Varejao
      The Cavs are reportedly doing their due diligence but are in no rush to find a replacement for Anderson Varejao (Achilles).

      Advice: The Cavs are reportedly intrigued by going with a small ball lineup, so it appears nothing is imminent on the trade front. Tristan Thompson looks to be the primary beneficiary with Varejao being ruled out for the rest of the season, and he should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:00 pm
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Orl
    • Justin Hamilton (concussion) out on Christmas
      Justin Hamilton (concussion) will not suit up for the Heat's Christmas Day game against the Cavs.

      Advice: With Chris Bosh (calf), Josh McRoberts (knee), and Hamilton all unavailable for this one, Chris Andersen, Udonis Haslem, and Shawne Williams will all pick up some extra minutes. Williams offers the most upside out of the group, while Andersen can be viewed as a shot-blocking specialist in deep leagues. Haslem doesn’t do much aside from rebound. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:39 pm
      Injured
    • Chris Bosh (calf) will not play Christmas Day
      Chris Bosh (calf) will not suit up for Miami's Christmas Day game vs. Cleveland.

      Advice: This will be Bosh's seventh consecutive game out of the lineup, and Dwyane Wade will again be the main man on offense for Miami. Expect more minutes for Shawne Williams and Udonis Haslem, with Williams offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:25 pm
      Injured
    • Marcin Gortat goes for 10 & 9 vs. Knicks
      Marcin Gortat put up 10 points (4-of-10 shooting), to go with nine rebounds, two blocks, one steal, and one turnover during the Wizards' Christmas Day win over the Knicks.

      Advice: Gortat also knocked down both of his free throw attempts, and aside from the poor shooting from the field, this is your standard Gortat line. While he's not going to light up the scoring column, he's a nightly double-double threat, a decent free throw shooter, and an above average shot blocker. Keep rolling him out there. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:20 pm
    • Festus Ezeli (ankle) out Christmas vs. LAC
      Festus Ezeli (ankle) has been ruled out for the Warriors Christmas Day game vs. the Clippers, and either Marreese Speights or David Lee will start in his place.

      Advice: X-rays on Ezeli's ankle came back negative, and he's scheduled to get an MRI on Friday. Ezeli has been starting for the Dubs, but hasn't been doing enough to warrant consideration in most leagues. The Warriors may be forced to give Lee some extended run tonight, and he and Speights look like quality plug-and-play options. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:30 am
    • Samuel Dalembert will start vs Wizards Thurs
      Samuel Dalembert will start against the Wizards on Thursday.

      Advice: Dalembert doesn't present much fantasy value as he's only averaged 2.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 0.6 steals, and 0.6 blocks in his last five days. He's a decent punt play in daily leagues on Thursday, but he can be safely left on waiver wires in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:01 am
    • Festus Ezeli questionable for Thursday
      Festus Ezeli (ankle) is questionable to play against the Clippers on Thursday night.

      Advice: The Warriors could be without their top two centers and may have to call upon Marreese Speights to move into the starting lineup. They have used David Lee at center in some spots, so he would likely get a little extra run, too. Ezeli isn't worth owning in most leagues even with Andrew Bogut (knee) out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:16 pm
    • Chris Bosh (calf) is doubtful for Christmas
      Chris Bosh (calf) is doubtful to play on Christmas vs. the Cavaliers.

      Advice: He was initially targeting this game for his return so it is a little disappointing to hear this news one day before tip-off. Owners should check back on Thursday morning just to verify, but it looks like Chris Andersen and Udonis Haslem will continue to soak up his minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:23 am
      Injured
    • Center Samuel Dalembert linked to Cavaliers
      Samuel Dalembert is rumored to be a target for the Cavaliers after they learned that Anderson Varejao (Achilles) is done for the season.

      Advice: He is reportedly a last resort option for the Cavs which is really no surprise. Dalembert has been a major disappointment in New York and the Knicks have been aggressively shopping him for a while now. We will pass along updates as needed, but nothing seems to be in the works just yet. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:35 am
    • Tristan Thompson likely starter for Cleveland
      Tristan Thompson will likely step into the starting lineup after it was learned that Anderson Varejao has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn Achilles tendon.

      Advice: Thompson is a capable big who can rebound and score, but he isn't the most efficient player on offense and doesn't register a lot of defensive stats with season averages of 0.9 blocks and 0.4 steals per game. However, he should be in line for a big boost in playing time and should be worth owning in all leagues moving forward. Varejao can be cut across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:29 am
    • Anderson Varejao (Achilles) done for season
      Anderson Varejao suffered a torn Achilles tendon during Tuesday's game and has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

      Advice: This is terrible news for the Cavaliers and we wish Varejao all the best. This leaves Cleveland incredibly thin in their frontcourt and we expect them to be very aggressive in the trade market following this news. Tristan Thompson will likely step into the starting lineup and should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:17 am
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Orl
    • Anderson Varejao's injury doesn't look good
      According to a source close to Anderson Varejao, his ankle injury does not look good at all and he is currently having an MRI.

      Advice: This report comes from Adrian Wojnarowski, so there is definitely some credibility here. We should know the severity of the injury very shortly after the MRI, so we won't speculate as to what is going on. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:32 am
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Orl
    • Festus Ezeli tweaks his ankle on Tuesday
      Festus Ezeli tweaked his ankle on Tuesday against the Lakers, finishing with 10 points, two boards and one assist in 14 minutes.

      Advice: Coach Steve Kerr said after the game that Ezeli was OK so we will leave him off of the injury report for now. Ezeli isn't seeing a lot of playing time even with Andrew Bogut (knee) sidelined, however, meaning owners in standard leagues can look the other way. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:45 pm
    • Anderson Varejao may have injured Achilles?
      The Cavaliers are concerned that Anderson Varejao may have injured his left Achilles during Tuesday's game, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today.

      Advice: Varejao collapsed under the basket on Tuesday and couldn't put any weight on his leg while being helped off the court. He had a walking boot and crutches while leaving the arena and all signs point to an extended absence, but the Cavs have yet to officially diagnose the injury. Tristan Thompson should start at center if Varejao misses any games, though a long-term injury could prompt them to explore the trade market for available centers. Varejao should undergo further testing on Wednesday, so check back soon for updates. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:41 pm
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Orl
    • Davis Lee scores 12 points in only 18 minutes
      David Lee played 18 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, but still racked up 12 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.

      Advice: Lee said before the game that he'll "be playing a little bit more as each game goes on," but his integration into the rotation will be "gradual." The Warriors have the best record in the NBA at 23-4 and there are no indications that Lee will overtake Draymond Green for the starting PF job. Given Lee's career-long dearth of defensive stats it's hard to view him as more than a low-end fantasy option this season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:21 pm
    • Blake Griffin dishes season-high 11 assists
      Blake Griffin dished out a season-high 11 assists vs. the Hawks on Tuesday, while scoring 21 points with eight rebounds, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He shot 9-of-17 from the field and 3-of-4 from the FT line with only two turnovers in 36 minutes, but Blake's terrific game wasn't enough to avoid L.A.'s third loss in four games. Their bench production begins and ends with Jamal Crawford, which is the root of the problem, but Griffin's fantasy owners won't complain as he racks up top-30 value with FT percentage and turnovers excluded. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:43 pm
    • DeAndre Jordan posts 15 & 22 w/ four blocks
      DeAndre Jordan piled up 15 points, 22 rebounds, one assist and four blocks vs. the Hawks on Tuesday, while making seven of his season-high 11 field goals.

      Advice: Jordan leads the NBA in rebounding at 13.1 per game, ahead of Andre Drummond (12.6), Tyson Chandler (11.9) and Nikola Vucevic (11.8). He has zero plays called for him in L.A.'s offense, hence the season-high 11 shots, yet he's a first-round fantasy value when you ignore his atrocious FT shooting. The Clippers were questioned for matching Jordan's four-year, $43 million offer sheet in 2011, but that deal will look like a steal compared to what he earns as an unrestricted free agent next summer. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:41 pm
    • Serge Ibaka scores 16 pts w/ two 3-pointers
      Serge Ibaka was ejected late in overtime on Tuesday, finishing a loss to the Blazers with 16 points, two 3-pointers, seven rebounds and four blocks in 33 minutes.

      Advice: Ibaka's 46.0 percent shooting is well below his career average (53.8 percent), but the trade-off is that fantasy owners are getting a career-best 1.3 three-pointers per game. His rebounds are down but his shot-blocking has picked up in recent weeks, and he's steadily regaining the early-round value his owners bargained for on draft day. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:39 pm
    • Kevin Love(thumb) notches 20 & 10 Tuesday
      Kevin Love shook off a thumb injury to finish Tuesday's convincing victory with 20 points, 10 rebounds and four assists vs. the Timberwolves.

      Advice: He mentioned after the game that he suffered the jammed thumb against Brooklyn last Friday, but said that it was just a minor concern moving forward. Regardless, Love hit 5-of-11 shots and was 9-of-11 at the FT line. He failed to contribute any defensive stats but that's not uncommon, and his fantasy owners should be relieved to see him avoid a serious injury while snapping a two-game slump during which he'd averaged 7.0 points. He should be ready to go for the Cavs' matchup with the Heat on Christmas Day. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:51 pm
    • Anderson Varejao (ankle) seen in walking boot
      Anderson Varejao (ankle) was seen in a walking boot after Tuesday's game and was also using crutches.

      Advice: Coach David Blatt said that he was dealing with some type of ankle issue and that he would be re-evaluated on Wednesday morning. It looks like Varejao may see some time on the sidelines so owners would be wise to have a backup plan ready. Tristan Thompson would likely draw the start on Thursday if Varejao can't play. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:50 pm
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Orl
    • Marcin Gortat logs 38 minutes in loss to CHI
      Marcin Gortat, who averaged 23.3 minutes over the Wizards' previous three games, finished Tuesday's loss with 14 points, 11 boards and three blocks in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He shot just 5-of-15 from the field, but also made 4-of-4 free throws with an assist and a steal. The increased playing time is the key for fantasy owners, who can expect his minutes to hover around his season average of 29.5 per game. That's been enough for Gortat to rack up fourth-round fantasy value through the Wizards' first 26 games. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:45 pm
    • Pau Gasol scores 18 pts w/ full line Tuesday
      Pau Gasol bounced back on Tuesday after a pair of quiet games, notching 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting with one 3-pointer, nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: His shot hasn't been falling lately, but he's contributing everywhere else and is still clinging to second-round value in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues with averages of 18.0 points, 11.5 boards, 2.3 assists, 0.5 steals and 2.0 blocks per game. Don't hesitate to make a few buy-low offers if he goes through another mini-slump in the near future. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:41 pm
    • Anderson Varejao exits with leg/ankle injury
      Anderson Varejao was helped to the Cavaliers' locker room after injuring his left leg/ankle during Tuesday's game, and will not return.

      Advice: He collapsed under the basket and wasn't able to put any weight on his left leg as he headed off the court. The Cavaliers will re-evaluate him on Wednesday so owners will want to check back for updates. Tristan Thompson would likely shift into the starting lineup if the injury prevents Varejao from playing during Cleveland's back-to-back games on Thursday and Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:39 pm
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Orl
    • Kevin Love (hand) returns to game on Tuesday
      Kevin Love suffered a hand injury in Tuesday's game against Minnesota, but he has since returned.

      Advice: He is sporting a wrap on his hand but he appears to be fine. Check back after the game to see how he holds up, but for now it looks like Love dodged a bullet here. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:30 pm
    • David Lee says his hamstring is fine
      David Lee said that his hamstring felt great after logging 16 minutes in his return to the lineup on Monday, but acknowledged that he will be brought along slowly.

      Advice: "[Steve Kerr] just wants me to get used to it gradually here," said Lee. "I'll be playing a little bit more as each game goes on. But we want to bring myself back gradually. And most importantly, not take our team out of rhythm." This quote implies that Lee understands Draymond Green is going to remain the starting power forward in Oakland, although he could eventually slide into the starting center spot depending on how long Andrew Bogut (knee) is out. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:09 pm
    • Chris Bosh will miss 76ers game on Tuesday
      Chris Bosh (calf) will miss Tuesday's game against the 76ers.

      Advice: This news comes as no surprise as Bosh had previously said he's targeting Miami's Christmas Day game against the Cavs. With Justin Hamilton (concussion) out Tuesday night, Chris Andersen and Udonis Haslem will both see increased minutes while providing limited fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:49 am
      Injured
    • Justin Hamilton will miss Tuesday's game
      Justin Hamilton (concussion) will miss Tueday's game against the 76ers.

      Advice: The Heat will be down to a frontcourt skeleton crew Tuesday night with Josh McRoberts (knee) out for the season Chris Bosh (calf) out indefinitely. Chris Andersen and Udonis Haslem will all see extra playing time Tuesday night, though neither warrant a look outside of daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:39 am
      Injured
    • Kevin Love says Minnesota return emotional
      Kevin Love said he won't be emotional when the Cavs face the Wolves on Tuesday, but his eventual return trip to Minnesota will bring up sentimental feelings.

      Advice: Love said the game won't bring up any emotion, but his eventual return to the state when he played for six season will. "I’m sure going back to Minnesota will be a lot more emotional," he said. "Here we’ll try to step on the floor and try to get a win." While his fantasy owners would like more scoring production, there's not much else to complain about as Love is averaging 14.0 points, 11.6 boards, 3.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 1.4 three-pointers over his last five games. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:05 am
    • Tim Duncan double-doubles in return
      Tim Duncan returned after being rested on Saturday and had 21 points and 12 rebounds in a win over the Clippers.

      Advice: He's going to get plenty of rest from Gregg Popovich throughout the regular season, but any time he's going to play, he should be in your lineup, obviously. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:47 am
    • Tim Duncan returned to action on Monday December 22. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:17 am
    • Ezeli scores career-high 15 points
      Festus Ezeli scored a career-high 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting with six rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes on Monday against the Kings.

      Advice: Ezeli flashed some good post moves tonight but he needs to show up more consistently before we can recommend an add. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:35 pm
    • Lee goes for six and seven in 16 minutes
      David Lee (hamstring) returned to action in Monday's blowout win over the Kings, scoring six points on 3-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds and a block in 16 minutes.

      Advice: Lee's stat set requires big volume and he's simply not going to get it with this Warriors team. He could carve out some late-round value in a best case situation, but barring an injury in front of him he's a low-upside stash in 12-14 team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:33 pm
    • Boris DIaw scores season-high 23 points
      Boris Diaw scored a season-high 23 points against the Clippers during a 125-118 win on Monday with six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's playing a lot of minutes and is filling it up. Over his last five games, Diaw averaged 12.2 points, 6.8 boards, 4.8 assists and 1.2 triples in 32.8 minutes per game. Diaw won't be playing this much now that the Spurs are getting guys back, but he's worth a look in standard leagues until Kawhi Leonard (hand) returns. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:59 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • Gasol (chest) plays on Monday vs. Raptors
      Pau Gasol (chest) played on Monday against the Raptors, scoring 14 points on 2-of-7 shooting (10-of-10 FTs) with nine rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 29 minutes.

      Advice: Gasol continues to roll and while it's a bit worrisome that the Bulls have four solid big men to spell him with, that just hasn't been in the cards so far this season. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:57 pm
    • Noah scores 14 points with four boards
      Joakim Noah (ankle) played on Monday against the Raptors, scoring 14 points on 4-of-4 shooting with four rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Noah was probable and did a little of everything tonight. With all the options the Bulls have this season, owners shouldn't be expecting a re-do of last year. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:54 pm
    • Gibson (ankle) returns to action on Monday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) returned to action on Monday, scoring 10 points on 5-of-10 shooting with seven rebounds, one steal and two blocks in just 18 minutes.

      Advice: The emergence of Nikola Mirotic is going to keep the Bulls' four-man rotation on edge, but Gibson has been a late-round value on the season and owners should hang on until he gives them a reason not to. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:44 pm
    • Blake Griffin scores 22 points vs. Spurs
      Blake Griffin scored 22 points against the Spurs on Monday with 22 points, six boards, six assists, one steal, one block and four turnovers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He's hoisting a ton of shots lately with at least 20 in three of his last four games. Griffin blocked his 10th shot of the season tonight, which has probably passed his foul shooting woes for the biggest knock on his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:24 pm
    • Taj Gibson ready to return on Monday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will return to the lineup on Monday against the Raptors.

      Advice: While he was out, Nikola Mirotic was superb and may have made a nice case to be the Rookie of the Year. Gibson is safe to start as if he was 100 percent while Mirotic is only a stash now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:31 pm
    • Ed Davis, Ronnie Price still starting for LAK
      Byron Scott intends to start Ed Davis and Ronnie Price for at least another 8-to-13 games, as he's been pleased with the early returns of his lineup change.

      Advice: Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin have both lost value with the second unit and there's no relief in sight for fantasy owners. Scott will re-evaluate the lineup after the 8-13 games are up, and it's entirely possible that Davis and Price will keep their jobs indefinitely. Boozer has played well as a reserve and Lin has just enough upside to keep on your bench, though both guys are treading water as late-round values. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:20 pm
    • David Lee will play on Monday night
      David Lee (hamstring) will play against the Kings on Monday.

      Advice: He went through both practices over the weekend and should be ready to go. One thing that will not be ready to go is his former role, which has been taken over by Draymond Green. Lee is not going to have the fantasy value he used to have and is unlikely to be a top-80 guy over the next month. Green owners shouldn't be too concerned. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:29 am
    • Spencer Hawes still out on Monday night
      Spencer Hawes (knee) is still out on Monday against the Spurs.

      Advice: Hawes' knee problem has not been detailed in great length, but he's been out for almost two weeks with very few updates in between. He's not worth owning in fantasy leagues, anyway. DeAndre Jordan is the only center on the Clippers with fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:31 am
      Injured
    • Samuel Dalembert gets $15,000 fine Monday
      Updating a previous item, Samuel Dalembert was fined $15,000 for his flagrant-2 foul against Jonas Valanciunas on Sunday.

      Advice: Sammy D avoids a suspension, but he gets popped $15K for the elbow. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:28 am
    • Gibson expected to return to action on Monday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is expected to return to the lineup on Monday after going through shootaround.

      Advice: Gibson didn't play on Thursday or Friday, but the fact he was able to get through a full shootaround following a weekend of inactivity is a good sign for his readiness on Monday. With his return, Nikola Mirotic will lose value as a streamer in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:20 am
    • Samuel Dalembert facing suspension for foul
      Samuel Dalembert is facing a possible suspension for his Flagrant-2 foul against Jonas Valanciunas on Sunday.

      Advice: He was holding my arms. I kept mentioning that," Dalembert said. Actually he was the one who elbowed me in the first half. He kept holding me, I said, ‘Stop holding my arms,’ and I made that sudden movement and I actually hit him.’’ Dalembert is not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:29 am
    • Doc Rivers gushes all over DeAndre Jordan
      DeAndre Jordan is leading the NBA with 13 rebounds per game, and he's also making 72.1 percent of his shots from the field.

      Advice: Jordan is shooting a lousy 43.6 percent from the charity stripe after a 42.8 percent mark last season, so it's not getting any better. However, that hasn't stopped Jordan from amassing impressive value to the Clippers and fantasy owners. "My gosh, what he's doing every night is unbelievable," Rivers said. "He does it every night, doesn't ask for the ball, sets picks, rolls, still scores because he's so active." Jordan has five straight games with at least 14 rebounds. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:25 am
    • Steven Adams double-doubles on Sunday
      Steven Adams double-doubled on Sunday vs. the Pelicans, finishing with 12 points, 10 boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 33 minutes.

      Advice: The idea of Kendrick Perkins challenging his spot in the starting lineup is laughable, and Adams could see closer to 30 minutes per game as the season progresses. Adams is worth a look if you're in need of a big who can block and rebound, but don't expect too much. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:43 pm
    • Serge Ibaka's struggles continue on Sunday
      Serge Ibaka's struggles continued on Sunday in a loss to the Pelicans, as he finished with six points on 2-of-8 shooting to go with eight boards in 38 minutes.

      Advice: Ibaka has been inconsistent this season and seems to have regressed somewhat, but his role has also been jostled by the presence or absence of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Ibaka was matched up against Anthony Davis during Sunday's disappointing game, and the buy-low window is still wide open after this showing. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:20 pm
    • Marcin Gortat plays just 20 minutes in loss
      Marcin Gortat played just 20 minutes in a loss to the Suns on Sunday, finishing with nine points, seven boards and two blocks.

      Advice: He deserves a pass here and the Wizards just decided to go with the hot hand in Kevin Seraphin off of the bench. Gortat has been a double-double machine for the Wizards this season, and should bounce-back against the Bulls on Tuesday. Keep Gortat locked into all lineups, and expect him to play big minutes against the imposing frontcourt of Chicago. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:43 pm
    • Justin Hamilton (head) unlikely to return Sun
      Justin Hamilton (headache) left Sunday's game against the Celtics and is unlikely to return.

      Advice: It is a simple headache and he shouldn't be in danger of missing too much time. We will update his status as soon as we know more. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:32 pm
      Injured
    • Samuel Dalembert gets ejected for flagrant 2
      Samuel Dalembert was ejected from Sunday's game vs. the Raptors after picking up a flagrant-2 foul for throwing an elbow at Jonas Valanciunas' head.

      Advice: Dalembert finished the game with two points, two rebounds, one turnover, and one steal, and it's possible he's facing a suspension. If the league decides to suspend Dalembert for a game, Cole Aldrich would likely draw another start. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:18 pm
    • Anderson Varejao hits 9-of-12 FGs for 18 pts
      Anderson Varejao poured in 18 efficient points during Sunday's win over the Grizzlies, adding seven rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes.

      Advice: AV made 9-of-12 field goals without committing any turnovers, and this was his second-highest scoring game of the season (trailing only a 23-point outburst in mid-November). He's averaging a modest 25.0 minutes per game this year but that's been enough for late-round value in 8-cat/9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:12 pm
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Orl
    • Kevin Love held to single digits again Sunday
      Kevin Love was held to single-digit points again on Sunday, making 4-of-9 field goals to score eight points in 35 minutes vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: He's averaging 7.0 points over the past two games and was visibly frustrated tonight, as the Grizzlies both prevented him from establishing a post game and chased him off the 3-point line. Love's declining offense may prevent him from capturing a top-10 fantasy valuation this season, but he's still a top-30 option thanks to elite rebounding and across-the-board production. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:12 pm
    • Chris Bosh (calf) hopeful to play Christmas
      Chris Bosh said that he's hopeful to suit up for Miami's Christmas day game vs. the Cavs, but he also said that worst-case he'll be out another month.

      Advice: "It’s a possibility, I think," Bosh said of playing this week. "That’s me being a glass-half-full kind of guy. It’s a work in progress, man." Bosh is being pretty vague with his quotes, so all owners can do is hope that he's ready to go soon. He has made significant progress the past few days, but he still needs to work on his conditioning, as he still hasn't been able to run. Shawne Williams has slid into the starting lineup, but he can only be viewed as a 3-point specialist in deeper leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:59 pm
      Injured
    • Chris Andersen (ankle) will play Sunday
      Chris Andersen (ankle) will play Sunday vs. Boston.

      Advice: Andersen will grab some rebounds and block some shots, but he doesn't offer enough upside to be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:42 pm
    • Pau Gasol (chest) probable for Monday vs. TOR
      Pau Gasol (chest contusion) is probable to play Monday vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: This chest contusion is coming out of nowhere, but it's perhaps the reason Gasol struggled during his last outing shooting 4-of-13 from the field. The Bulls play a bit loosely with the term probable, so owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Monday's tip. If Gasol sits, Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic would be the primary beneficiaries. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:16 pm
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) probable for Monday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is being listed as probable for Monday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: Noah has been listed as probable for the past two games, and was able to suit up for both of those outings, so we'd expect him to be available on Monday. Still, owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Monday's tip. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:58 pm
    • David Lee (hamstring) expects to play Monday
      David Lee (hamstring) went through a full practice on Sunday, and he believes he'll be able to play Monday vs. the Kings.

      Advice: Head coach Steve Kerr said that he plans to bring Lee off the bench, and he'll be limited to 12-15 minutes in his return. However, with Andrew Bogut (knee) not expected back until January, it's possible Lee eventually slides into the starting lineup at the center spot, and he should be owned in all leagues for his double-double potential. Marreese Speights' value will take a hit upon Lee's return. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:47 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) practices fully on Sunday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) was a full participant at practice on Sunday, and there is a good chance he plays on Monday.

      Advice: Gibson has had some tough luck with injuries this season but he is getting very close to a return. His status will likely be determined after shootaround on Monday and his owners will have to check back for official confirmation. If Gibson can't go, Nikola Mirotic will continue to see big minutes off of the bench and will be worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:55 am
    • 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
      Saturday, 10:58 pm
    • David Lee (hamstring) back at practice Sat.
      David Lee (hamstring) practiced on Saturday but won't discuss how he felt until Sunday.

      Advice: Lee had post-practice "maintenance" and remains day-to-day with an expected return date next week, but he's likely to be eased slowly into the rotation off the bench. With Lee struggling to stay healthy and Draymond Green playing well as a starter, nobody should expect immediate value from Lee upon his return. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:57 pm
    • Dalembert plays down the stretch
      Samuel Dalembert played down the stretch against the Suns on Saturday with five points, 12 rebounds, two steals and one block in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He had seven offensive boards, but that's about all he did as far as positives go. Dalembert is likely going to have to share his minutes with Cole Aldrich even when Amare Stoudemire comes back, so there is even less to like about him. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:24 pm
    • Chris Bosh won't play on Sunday night
      Chris Bosh (calf) will not play against the Celtics on Sunday.

      Advice: He is also questionable to play on Tuesday and on Christmas. Bosh could be out until 2015, so his fantasy owners should plan on using someone else this week. With Bosh out, Shawne Williams, Luol Deng, Udonis Haslem, Chris Andersen and Hassan Whiteside will benefit. Although, Dwyane Wade will do just about everything, so there's very little fantasy impact as far as pickups go. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:14 pm
      Injured
    • Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobil out Saturday
      Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili will rest on Saturday and won't play vs. Dallas.

      Advice: We saw this coming from a mile away, as Duncan and Ginobili played heavy minutes in their last two triple-overtime games. Boris Diaw and Aron Baynes will pick up the slack for Duncan, while Danny Green and Marco Belinelli will see a boost in minutes due to Ginobili's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:24 am
    • Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili may rest Sat
      Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili may be held out of Saturday's game against Dallas in order to rest after Friday's second consecutive triple-overtime loss.

      Advice: "It's different every night [with the injuries], so it keeps them out of rhythm and we are wearing some guys down," coach Gregg Popovich said. "Timmy [Duncan] is a big worry in that respect and so is Manu [Ginobili]." Duncan played 43 minutes on Saturday, while Ginobili played close to 30, so it is very likely that they will be held out. Boris Diaw and Aron Baynes would benefit the most in Duncan's absence, while Marco Belinelli and Danny Green would soak up Ginobili's minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:38 am
    • Ed Davis scores season-high 18 points
      Ed Davis scored a season-high 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks over 32 minutes in Friday's 104-103 loss to the Thunder.

      Advice: Davis has been on the side of a milk carton lately and this is a much-needed game to bring him back onto watch lists. It's going to take more than one good game to get our support as an add in standard formats, but if you have dead weight and want to take a stab on a turnaround there is some upside to latch onto. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:39 pm
    • Adams just misses double-double
      Steven Adams scored nine points on 4-of-9 shooting with 10 rebounds, one steal and one block in Friday's win over the Lakers.

      Advice: Adams has a bunch of fantasy deficiencies and he needs to do this a bunch of times in a row before we latch onto him in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:29 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
    • Spurs lose second straight triple-OT game
      Tim Duncan logged 43 minutes in the Spurs' second straight triple-overtime loss on Friday, scoring 32 points on 12-of-24 shooting with 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and four blocks in the 129-119 thriller.

      Advice: This was the first back-to-back triple overtime set of games for a team since the Baltimore Bullets did it in December of 1951. The Spurs have to get on a plane and go to Dallas for Saturday's game, and we'd be shocked if Duncan is allowed to play in that one. Then again, we were surprised when he played tonight so owners need to stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:13 pm
    • Gortat struggles against the Heat
      Marcin Gortat scored just four points on 2-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds, one steal and one block over 22 minutes on Friday against the Heat.

      Advice: Gortat should have done more against a depleted Heat squad, but he's been a relatively stable mid-round play this season. Keep him in lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:29 pm
    • Varejao plays just 17 minutes on Friday
      Anderson Varejao played just 17 minutes in Friday's win, scoring seven points on 1-of-4 shooting with five rebounds and one block.

      Advice: Varejao has been ice-cold lately and though he's returning late-round value on the season, with limited upside as well as durability issues owners shouldn't be attached to him in 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:45 pm
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Orl
    • Boris Diaw will start Friday vs. Portland
      Boris Diaw will start for Friday's game vs. Portland, sending Matt Bonner back to the bench.

      Advice: Diaw's numbers with the starting unit are nearly identical to his numbers as a reserve, so this news has a greater impact on Bonner who becomes negligible when coming off the bench. Diaw can only be considered a low-end asset in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:45 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play on Friday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

      Advice: The Bulls have the deepest frontcourt in the NBA, so there is no need to bring Taj back too soon. He is close to a return and traveled with the team, but his owners should consider him questionable to play next week. Pau Gasol went off on Thursday while Nikola Mirotic was also superb. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:33 pm
    • Not Popping: Spurs won't rest players vs. POR
      Coach Gregg Popovich said he will not rest his players on Friday against the Blazers.

      Advice: Wow. This is shocking considering the Spurs played a triple-overtime game on Wednesday. We can probably assume there will be a handful of rested players on Saturday, though. Of course, Pop may change his mind, so Duncan isn't a 100 percent lead-pipe lock to play. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:28 pm
    • Spencer Hawes (knee) out Friday vs. Denver
      Spencer Hawes (knee) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. Denver.

      Advice: Hawes has been out of the lineup since Dec. 12, and he remains without an official timetable to return. As long as DeAndre Jordan is healthy, he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:20 am
      Injured
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) probable Friday vs. MEM
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is probable to play Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: The Bulls sure could use him going up against Memphis, and owners can probably feel comfortable plugging him into their lineups. We'll let you know if anything changes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:33 am
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) questionable for Friday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Gibson is likely headed for another game-time decision in what will be a difficult matchup going up against an imposing Memphis frontcourt. If he's unable to go, expect Nikola Mirotic to get most of his reserve minutes, but know that a matchup vs. the Grizzlies is not ideal for daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:28 am
    • Chris Bosh (calf) out Friday vs. Washington
      Chris Bosh (calf) will not play Friday vs. the Wizards, and remains without a timetable to return.

      Advice: Miami went with a starting frontcourt of Justin Hamilton and Chris Andersen during their last game with both Bosh and Josh McRoberts (knee) sidelined, but neither guy made a major impact on the boxscore. Andersen can be viewed as a shot-blocking specialist in deeper leagues, while Hamilton hasn't really been worth using. Shawne Williams and Udonis Haslem will see some increased opportunity, but both those guys have been struggling lately. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:22 am
      Injured
    • Marreese Speights has 10 points in 19 minutes
      Marreese Speights had 10 points in 19 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with five rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: He has a very high usage rate and should be able to score in the teens while Andrew Bogut (knee) is out. Bogut could miss up to a month, so that means the Speights Cowboy is worth a grab in standard leagues. Some people call him Marreese. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:02 pm
    • Joakim Noah plays 34 minutes
      Joakim Noah played 34 minutes against the Knicks during a 103-97 win on Thursday, making 1-of-8 from the field for four points with 13 rebounds, three assists and one block.

      Advice: He had six offensive rebounds and also had the biggest rebound of the game to help close out the win. Noah has dealt with knee soreness and ankle issues for much of the season, so the durability is somewhat troubling. Plus, most of his other numbers are down, so he's not even close to being as valuable in fantasy as he was last season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:56 pm
    • Taj Gibson is traveling to Memphis for Friday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is traveling with the team for Friday's game in Memphis.

      Advice: He missed Thursday after warmups didn't go well, so he has a good chance to play on Friday. The Bulls have plenty of depth in their frontcourt, so there's little reason to play Gibson at less than 100 percent. He is likely looking at a game-time decision in a bad matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:34 pm
    • David Lee is expected to return next week
      David Lee (hamstring) is expected to return next week.

      Advice: The Warriors won't be in a rush to bring him back after he's already aggravated his strain in his first game back. Draymond Green Wally Pipp'd him already, so Lee is not going to get minutes over 26 or so. He's worth a stash and perhaps someone in your league thinks he'll be the same player he was last year. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:05 pm
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) may be out until January?
      Andrew Bogut's agent David Bauman speculated that Bogut might be able to return "sometime in January."

      Advice: "I’m not going to say two, three, four weeks, but that’s probably a reasonable assumption if all goes well, and then he’ll return sometime in January," said Bauman. Bogut will likely be re-evaluated in about a week to see how his knee is responding to treatment, after which the team will decide whether to keep resting him or to undergo another round of PRP injections. Marreese Speights and Draymond Green will help fill the void with Bogut on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:42 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play on Thursday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: The Bulls should not need him tonight. Gibson suffered a new injury to his ankle this week, so this is not soreness. Gibson did go through warmups and he's usually pretty tough, so he should be considered a littler closer to probable for Friday. Nikola Mirotic will pick up some extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:19 pm
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) will play Thursday vs. NY
      Joakim Noah (ankle) will play Thursday vs. the Knicks, as expected.

      Advice: Get him in your lineups for what is a favorable matchup vs. the Knicks. With Derrick Rose (illness) unavailable for this one, Noah will be asked to do a bit more on offense, and he makes for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:32 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) a game-time decision Thurs
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will warm up and see how he feels before deciding his status for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: If Gibson is unable to play, Nikola Mirotic will soak up his minutes, although he's been struggling lately so he's a risky option in daily leagues. Joakim Noah will get all the minutes he can handle if Gibson can't go. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:29 pm
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) w/out timetable to return
      Andrew Bogut (knee) had a platelet-rich plasma treatment on Wednesday, and there is currently no timetable set for his return.

      Advice: Bogut said recently that he felt his knee was "giving out," and news just keeps getting worse for the oft-injured big man. He will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. OKC, and he should be considered doubtful for Monday's game against Sacramento. Draymond Green and Marreese Speights will be the primary beneficiaries with Bogut sidelined, and we'll be monitoring his status closely. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:21 am
    • Joakim Noah expected to play Thurs vs NYK
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is expected to play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: Noah was a participant in shootaround and is expected to be available when the Bulls take on the Knicks Thursday night. Noah's owners can feel free to plug him back into their starting lineups, while Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic will see their fantasy value take a hit upon Noah's return. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:18 am
    • Spencer Hawes downplays knee injury
      Spencer Hawes (knee) downplayed the seriousness of his injury to his left knee.

      Advice: There had been rumors of a more serious nature to Hawes' injury as he's still without a timetable, but Hawes downplayed those reports are greatly exaggerated. "I'm not out for the season," he told reporters on Wednesday. While Hawes may not be out for the season, he's not going to help fantasy owners much and can safely be left on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:05 am
      Injured
    • DeAndre Jordan goes for 15-23-2 in win
      DeAndre Jordan abused Roy Hibbert for 15 points, 23 rebounds and two blocks on 4-of-8 shooting on Wednesday.

      Advice: He hit just 7-of-15 shooting, but you don't care about his free throw percentage if you own him, as his struggles from the line are not a surprise, nor is he going to improve from there any time soon. DJ's line will be overshadowed by what Andre Drummond did tonight (19 points, 24 rebounds, four steals, three blocks), but Jordan's line was certainly noteworthy. Make a note to play opposing centers against Hibbert and the Pacers going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:52 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
    • Boris Diaw scores 17 points with 13 boards
      Boris Diaw scored 17 points with 13 boards, five assists and three 3-pointer sin 39 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

      Advice: It was his first double-double of the season and he matched his season high in triples tonight. Diaw has been a valuable piece for the Spurs this season when they sit their veterans. While he is 32, he hasn't sat any game this season, which could change after tonight. He's a low-end player to own in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:56 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • Justin Hamilton invisible in start for Heat
      Justin Hamilton started at center for the Heat again on Wednesday, but had just two points and one rebound on 1-of-3 shooting in 12 minutes.

      Advice: The minutes just aren't likely to be there for Hamilton, even with Chris Bosh and Josh McRoberts hurting. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:52 pm
      Injured
    • Chris Andersen goes for 6 & 9 in start
      Chris Andersen started at power forward on Wednesday and had six points, nine rebounds and a steal in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He didn't block a shot, but with Chris Bosh out and Josh McRoberts' season likely over, deserves a watchful eye from deep-leaguers, especially if he continues to start. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:48 pm
    • 38-year-old Tim Duncan plays 48 minutes
      Tim Duncan played 48 minutes against the Grizzlies during a triple-overtime loss on Wednesday, scoring 23 points with 16 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals.

      Advice: Yeah, he's probably not playing on Friday against Portland. Duncan actually hit a buzzer-beater to send this game to triple-OT, but he missed 10 of his 15 free throws -- tied his most misses in a game in his career (happened four other times). Again, his fantasy owners should plan on him sitting out one if not both back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:45 pm
    • Kevin Love double-doubles despite illness
      Kevin Love, playing through an illness, hit 4-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 13 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in Wednesday's ugly home loss to the Hawks.

      Advice: This was a far cry from Monday's 22 & 18 line for Love, but at least he played through the illness. The Cavaliers were dominated all night and finally ended up losing by 29 points to a Hawks team missing Jeff Teague. Hopefully, Love's sickness is in the past and he'll be ready for their next game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:03 pm
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) has PRP treatment
      Andrew Bogut (knee) had platelet-rich plasma treatment on Wednesday and will have another treatment in one week.

      Advice: Players can return from PRP somewhat quickly, so this news doesn't necessarily mean Bogut is out for a week. He is out Thursday against the Thunder and should be considered doubtful for the weekend. Marreese Speights and Draymond Green will do most of the heavy lifting up front. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:13 pm
    • Spencer Hawes without a timetable
      Spencer Hawes (knee) will not play against the Pacers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is without a timetable and after suffering some bruising to his knee. Hawes can be cut in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:59 pm
      Injured
    • Bird Call: Chris Andersen starting vs. Jazz
      Chris Andersen will start at center in place of Udonis Haslem.

      Advice: The move could stick with the Heat desperate up front. Andersen is an option as a deep-league specialist, but he is not going to have enough value in standard leagues. Luol Deng has actually been playing some power forward while Shawne Williams has struggled quite a bit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:50 pm
    • Andrew Bogut is out again on Thursday
      Andrew Bogut (knee) will not play against the Thunder on Thursday.

      Advice: He has runner's knee and the Warriors will likely take it easy on him. Bogut has been hurt for much of his career and they're certainly going to want him healthy for the playoffs. He's still worth owning in standard leagues. Marreese Speights gets a bump while Festus Ezeli starts again. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:32 pm
    • David Lee, Andrew Bogut out for Thursday
      David Lee (hamstring) and Andrew Bogut (knee) will not play on Thursday against the Thunder.

      Advice: There is still no timetable for a return on Lee and the Warriors are in no rush to bring him back. He took part in some 3-on-3 at practice last week, but the team is unlikely to give him regular minutes until 2015. He's a low-upside stash in standard leagues. Draymond Green and Marreese Speights are good to go. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:28 pm
    • Kevin Love (illness) will play Wednesday
      Kevin Love (illness) will play in Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: This is excellent news for the Cavaliers, as Love was in serious danger of missing this one after not participating in the morning shootaround due to flu-like symptoms. Owners will want to activate Love in all lineups, even if he is at less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:21 pm
    • Joakim Noah says he'll play on Thursday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) said he will play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: It's the Bulls, so he's not a complete lock to play. Noah has been held out of the lineup for the past four games, but he did go through practice. Upon his return, Taj Gibson will lose some minutes while Nikola Mirotic will also lose some playing time -- he's struggled lately. Noah's owners can pencil him in for their lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:41 am
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) expects to play Thursday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) fully expects to play against the Knicks on Thursday if all goes well.

      Advice: He practiced fully on Wednesday and as long as he is feeling up for it he will play against the Knicks. Noah has missed the last four games, but owners can finally expect to have him back and would be wise to get him in their lineups. Taj Gibson would likely slide back to the bench with this news and Nikola Mirotic could potentially fall out of the rotation. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:01 am
    • Chris Bosh (calf) out again on Wednesday
      Chris Bosh (calf) will not play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: This is no surprise, as Bosh is considered out indefinitely and could miss several weeks. Josh McRoberts (knee) could be lost for the season, so it will be up to Justin Hamilton, Udonis Haslem, and Shawne Willimas to soak up extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:51 am
      Injured
    • Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are active Wed
      Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tiago Splitter will all be active for Wednesday's showdown with the Grizzlies.

      Advice: All three players were rested on the second night of a back-to-back set on Monday, so this news comes as no surprise. Duncan is the only must-start option, while Ginobili is worth a look considering Tony Parker (hamstring) is on the sidelines. Splitter, on the other hand, is only an asset in deeper leagues until he earns a larger role. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:36 am
    • Kevin Love (illness) is game-time decision
      Kevin Love (illness) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: He wasn't able to participate in the morning shootaround, so owners will have to check back prior to tip-off for the official word. If Love can't go, Tristan Thompson would likely play all the minutes he could handle and would be worth a look in all leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:50 am
    • Steven Adams dealing with minor calf issue
      Steven Adams is dealing with a minor calf issue, and he was seen icing it postgame.

      Advice: It is not expected to be serious, and he shouldn't be in danger of missing any time. Expect him to be active on Thursday vs. the Warriors, and check back for updates prior to tip-off just to be safe. Adams is too inconsistent to be used in standard leagues, but if you are in need of blocks and rebounds he is worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:11 am
    • Serge Ibaka has season-high seven blocks
      Serge Ibaka had a season-high seven blocks on Tuesday vs. the Kings, adding nine points, six boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

      Advice: The blocks were great, but the rest of the line was rather boring and there is no question that he has really struggled rebounding the ball this season. Ibaka should break out of his slump soon, and owners will have no choice but to be patient with him. He is still a must-start player, though. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:19 pm
    • Justin Hamilton disappoints in start Tuesday
      Justin Hamilton was disappointing in a start on Tuesday, playing just 16 minutes and finishing with three points, two boards and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Josh McRoberts (knee) could be done for the season while Chris Bosh (calf) could be sidelined for a while, so the opportunity is there for Hamilton. However, he didn't look comfortable out there and his quad may have been an issue for him. Until he can string together a few good games, owners in standard leagues can look the other way. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:46 pm
      Injured
    • Marreese Speights drops 18-8-2 line in loss
      Marreese Speights came off the bench for 18 points, eight rebounds and two blocks on 7-of-14 shooting in 26 minutes on Tuesday.

      Advice: With news that Andrew Bogut's knee injury might be more serious than we were initially led to believe, Picking up Speights might be a good idea. He usually gets just 19 minutes a game, but saw more than that tonight and could be a very effective fantasy player if Bogut is going to miss extended time. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:26 pm
    • Chris Andersen (back) briefly leaves game
      Chris Andersen (back) briefly left Tuesday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: He is said to be dealing with back spasms, but he returned pretty quickly from the locker room and appears to be moving just fine. We will pass along any further updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:10 pm
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) to be re-evaluated Wed.
      Andrew Bogut is dealing with Chondromalacia and a bone edema, and he will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Chondromalacia is basically runner's knee, and a bone edema causes swelling and fluid build-up. Bogut will be re-evaluated on Wednesday, and he's uncertain of his status going forward. He generally takes a bit longer to recover from injuries than your average player, so we'll be considering him on the doubtful side of questionable for Thursday's game vs. OKC. If there's anything positive here, it's that Bogut said surgery would not be required. If he's going to miss time, Marreese Speights is going to quickly become a popular pick up. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:05 pm
    • Justin Hamilton (quad) expected to play Tues.
      Justin Hamilton (quad) is expected to play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

      Advice: The Heat will be without starters Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) so they'll need everything they can get from Hamilton. However, as a starter for Miami this season, Hamilton is averaging just 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds, so he's not a viable option in most leagues despite the starting label. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:18 pm
      Injured
    • Justin Hamilton (quad) warming up in Brooklyn
      Justin Hamilton was spotted going through warmups on Tuesday, and he did not look limited by his quad contusion.

      Advice: This bodes well for his chances to play on Tuesday, and we'll be monitoring the situation closely. With both Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) sidelined, the Heat could really use Hamilton, although he doesn't offer much upside as he's averaging just 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds with the starting unit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:52 pm
      Injured
    • Spoelstra unsure how long Chris Bosh out
      Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said he doesn't know how long Chris Bosh (calf) will be out and can't even put a guess on it.

      Advice: While Bosh was a limited participant in Monday's practice, Spoelstra's comments allude to a lengthier absence than just a game or two. With Josh McRoberts (knee) out and Dwyane Wade (illness) questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nets, we could see a lot of Justin Hamilton, Udonis Haslem, and Shawne Williams in the short-term. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:32 am
      Injured
    • Justin Hamilton questionable for Tuesday
      Justin Hamilton (quad) went through shootaround on Tuesday and is questionable for the Heat's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Hamilton started on Sunday as the Heat were without Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) and could draw another start on Tuesday if he's able to play. Hamilton had 10 points, three rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 33 minutes on Sunday and could be worth a look in daily league if he's able to play Tuesday night. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:02 am
      Injured
    • Andrew Bogut out for Tuesday vs Grizzlies
      Andrew Bogut (knee) will miss Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Bogut had been upgraded from out to doubtful on Monday, but the Warriors have decided not to push his return. Festus Ezeli will likely get the start again on Tuesday, while Marreese Speights will be the biggest fantasy beneficiary in a revenge game against his former team. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:05 am
    • 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
    • Point Bebe: Boris Diaw drops nine dimes
      Boris Diaw handed out a season-high nine assists against the Blazers on Monday with 10 points, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He didn't top 26 minutes in any of his previous six games, but was up to 36 tonight with the Spurs resting the cavalry. Diaw has fared well on most of his nights while Tim Duncan and Tony Parker are resting, so just keep this line in mind in the future. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:43 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • Davis continues to nosedive in fantasy
      Ed Davis missed all five of his shots in Monday's blowout loss to the Pacers, finishing with zero points, four rebounds, two steals and one block in 23 minutes.

      Advice: The defensive stats are nice but there has been some sort of problem with his production just about every night for a while now. Davis looked like a solid pickup at the beginning of the year but whatever the issue may be now, owners that were stashing in standard formats should move on. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:59 pm
    • Turn back the clock: Love posts 22-18-5-4-4
      Kevin Love scored 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting (including four threes) with a season-high 18 rebounds, five assists and four steals in Monday's win over the Bobcats.

      Advice: Don't look now but Love is a top 25-30 value and trending upward. The buy low window slams with the output. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:27 pm
    • Thompson posts empty line on Monday
      Tristan Thompson scored 10 points with five rebounds in 25 minutes on Monday.

      Advice: Thompson did not record a steal or block and owners that may have been chasing his hot streak are reminded of his limitations tonight. He's a deep league asset only. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:20 pm
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