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  • Archie Goodwin scores 14 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 14 points with six boards, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in Saturday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: He unfortunately had more turnovers (4) than assists for the third time in his last five games, but to be fair Goodwin is still learning how to be a point guard. Brandon Knight (groin) will be sidelined through the All-Star break and possibly more, so Goodwin is still worth holding onto if you don't mind the heavy turnovers. It also helps that Knight is a potential shut-down candidate with the Suns playing for ping pong balls. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 18 points in loss
    Devin Booker scored 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting on Saturday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: The rookie added three boards, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes, and he only turned the ball over once. The 19-year-old is a special talent and is averaging 20.4 points, 3.6 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.0 triples over his last five games, returning top-75 value in that span. His development will likely be the Suns' top priority moving forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • P.J. Tucker goes scoreless in 38 minutes
    P.J. Tucker failed to score in 38 minutes vs. the Jazz on Saturday, missing all three of his shots from the field.

    Advice: Tucker recently said that he is hopeful that the Suns will not trade him at the deadline, so he certainly didn't boost his stock with this performance. The swingman added just four assists and one board to his name with a couple of turnovers, but he does have enough upside to warrant a hold in standard leagues for any owner in need of 3-pointers, boards and steals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 25 w/ three triples
    Rodney Hood had his second dominant performance in a row, scoring 25 points vs. the Suns with three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He shot 9-of-19 from the field and added four boards, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes. He has now scored 22 or more points in six out of his last nine performances and has now gone 20 straight games with at least one 3-pointer. He's a beast and could have top-50 value the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Jimmy Butler returned to action on Friday February 5. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:55 pm
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  • Gordon Hayward scores 22 points in win
    Gordon Hayward scored 22 points in a win over the Suns on Saturday with six boards, three assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He has been logging heavy playing time over his last four games, averaging 39.5 minutes in that span. The Jazz were missing Trey Burke (illness) tonight and Alec Burks (ankle) is expected to return after the All-Star break, so help is on the way for the Jazz. With Utah right in the middle of the playoff hunt, Hayward's mid-round value is safe for the remainder of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 26, Warriors beat OKC
    Stephen Curry scored a team-high 26 points during a 116-108 win over the Thunder on Saturday, adding six rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: OKC held Steph in check for just his second game with just one 3-pointer this season. The Warriors were still able to get a win after blowing an 18-point lead and are currently on pace for the best record ever at 46-4. As for Curry, that one trey makes it 121 consecutive games with one triple while he also became No. 3 on the franchise's all-time steals list. He is making last year's MVP run seem ordinary. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Danny Green scores 11 points in win
    Danny Green scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting with five boards, two assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes in a win over the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: His production has been sporadic all season, but nights like these are why it's so difficult for us to let him go. Green is now averaging 9.6 points, 5.0 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.6 steals and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games which is only good for top-100 value, but he's still a hold in standard leagues as long as you have some patience. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 20 w/ 13 boards
    Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points with 13 boards, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes in a win over the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: This was his first game without a 3-point make since Jan. 12, but he had a huge offensive board late in the game to secure the win. Leonard still has top-3 value on the season and has scored 20 or more points in his last three games, but all his owners have to worry about now is an occasional rest day since the Spurs are sitting comfortably in second place in the West. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 21 in loss
    Jordan Clarkson dropped 21 points in Saturday's loss to the Spurs, adding six boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The best part of his line was his efficiency, as he hit 9-of-14 shots from the field, 2-of-2 from the line and 1-of-2 from 3-point range with just one turnover. Coach Byron Scott said that Clarkson has the potential to be an All-Star, and the young guard could have some massive offers waiting for him when he hits restricted free agency this summer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Kobe Bryant scores 25 points vs. the Spurs
    Kobe Bryant scored 25 points on 9-of-28 shooting in Saturday's loss to the Spurs, adding four assists, one board, one block and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: To his credit, Bryant kept the Lakers in this one until the very end, as the Spurs surprisingly only won by four points. The Black Mamba has been lethal over his last four games with averages of 28.5 points, 6.5 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 4.8 3-pointers. He needs to be in all lineups until he cools off, but his owners should really consider selling high. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores 17 points
    E'Twaun Moore scored 17 points with two rebounds, seven assists and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: He's playing his best ball in a very long time. Moore looks like he's the beneficiary of Jimmy Butler (knee) missing time, but he hasn't been consistent and Butler could be back after the break. Unless you have dead weight, there's no need to be aggressive on Moore. Although, if you have Butler and need insurance, he's worth a look in 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:49 pm
  • Jeff Green cools off in loss
    Jeff Green finally cooled off in Saturday's overtime loss to the Mavericks, scoring nine points on 4-of-14 shooting.

    Advice: He was on fire in his previous five games with an average of 24.0 points per game, but he never had a shot of sustaining that pace. He still needs to be owned in standard leagues, but tonight's performance is one of the reasons why we urged his owners to sell high. He added five boards, three assists and one block in 35 minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:34 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 29 points in win
    Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 29 points during a 99-84 win over the Pelicans on Saturday, adding four rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: His usage rate is just a shade below 32 when he's next to LeBron James and Kevin Love (quad) is off the floor, so this production isn't a surprise. Irving's owners are still waiting for his 3-point shooting to come around and he made just 3-of-9 from there tonight. It won't be long until he puts it all together. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:04 pm
  • Austin Rivers out 4-6 weeks with broken hand
    Austin Rivers has been diagnosed with a broken left hand and is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks.

    Advice: He suffered the injury during Wednesday's game, and it now appears that he won't be able to return to the floor until March at the earliest. With Rivers looking at an extended absence, Pablo Prigioni could become the backup point guard, while some extra minutes could trickle down to Lance Stephenson and Jamal Crawford. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:02 pm
  • Norris Cole gets hot, scores 26 points
    Norris Cole scored a career-high 26 points with two rebounds, five assists, one steal, five turnovers and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He started the second half on fire with 12 points in the first three minutes of the third quarter. Cole is up and down, but he's played well in most of the games since Tyreke Evans (knee) went down. With Tyreke out for at least this week, holding Cole in standard leagues makes sense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:42 pm
  • Toney Douglas doesn't score
    Toney Douglas played 14 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday with one assist and three missed shots from the field.

    Advice: It's one of the greatest mysteries why Douglas is getting run because the Pelicans continue to get torched while he's out there. He is only taking away from the other guys and has very little fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:30 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores 26 points in loss
    Reggie Jackson scored 26 points on 10-of-15 from the field during a 112-104 loss to the Pacers on Saturday, adding three rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's a very efficient line with low turnovers, which have seen a very nice improvement recently. In his last five, Jackson averaged 19.2 points, 1.8 boards, 4.2 assists, 0.6 steals, 2.4 treys and 1.4 turnovers on 47.9 percent from the field. Once the assists start to come around, Jackson should start to be that top-50 player his owners drafted. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:09 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 22 points in 20 minutes
    Bradley Beal scored 22 points with two rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 20 minutes off the bench against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: His only missed attempt from 3-point range was a halfcourt heave at the end of the game. Beal's offense is starting to click and the low minute total is nothing to worry about on the second half of a back-to-back set with 32 minutes on Friday. The team will have their next back-to-back in their first games after the break, so maybe Beal can play more in those. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:30 pm
  • James Harden scores 33, hurts right hand
    James Harden suffered an apparent minor right hand injury on Saturday, finishing with 33 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block, four 3-pointers and 10 turnovers.

    Advice: He had ice on his hand for most of the fourth quarter because the Rockets were blown out tonight. Harden did play through his hand issue for a few minutes before going to the bench, so chances are this is minor. He also took the ice pack off his hand for the final two minutes. For now, there shouldn't be much concern, but you never know when it comes to a hand injury. We'll pass along any info if he needs an X-ray. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:36 pm
  • Bradley Beal coming off bench, Temple starts
    Bradley Beal is coming off bench on Saturday against the Hornets.

    Advice: That will put Garrett Temple in the starting lineup. It's also a decent indication that Beal might not be over 30 minutes like he was on Friday. Beal is still a guy to use in season-long leagues, but he lost a lot of DFS appeal with this news. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:27 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) did not suffer tear
    Jimmy Butler (left knee) was diagnosed with a knee strain and did not suffer damage to his ligaments.

    Advice: This is great news, but he is out Friday and Saturday. The diagnosis of a strain means it's something muscle related or it could be something with a tendon near his joint. Butler doesn't have a timetable to return, but it looks like he at least has a chance to be back this month. This may hurt his chance to play in the All-Star Game. Mike Dunleavy (back) should benefit while E'Twaun Moore and Tony Snell could help out. Derrick Rose will be very busy, too. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:10 pm
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  • Bradley Beal is playing on Saturday
    Bradley Beal is playing on Saturday against the Hornets.

    Advice: This is just a heads up after a Friday game. Beal played 32 minutes in that win and has been very aggressive. He still hasn't had his jumper fall, so maybe that happens tonight. Keep him in your lineups. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:37 pm
  • Ben McLemore doubtful for Sunday
    Ben McLemore (wrist) is doubtful to play against the Celtics on Sunday.

    Advice: He only played 12 minutes in his return from a wrist injury on Friday, so maybe his wrist injury wasn't healed all the way. Assuming Darren Collison's minor knee issue is fine, he should benefit the most along with Marco Belinelli in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:49 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) ruled out Saturday
    Jimmy Butler (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: He is reportedly dealing with a hyperextended left knee, but the Bulls still haven't released the results of his MRI. Until then, he should be considered day-to-day. Derrick Rose, Tony Snell and E'Twaun Moore will all have to step up in Butler's absence. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:19 am
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  • Pablo Prigioni is questionable Sunday
    Pablo Prigioni (facial contusion) is a game-time decision to face the Heat on Sunday.

    Advice: He left Friday's game vs. the Magic and never returned. Austin Rivers (hand) is also questionable, so Jamal Crawford may be forced to be the backup point guard on Sunday. Prigioni is not a fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:00 am
  • Austin Rivers (hand) is questionable Sunday
    Austin Rivers (hand) is a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: He bruised his hand back on Wednesday and was held out of Friday's game vs. the Magic because he didn't feel like he was healthy enough to help the team. Pablo Prigioni (face) is also questionable, so Jamal Crawford would benefit the most if either player is held out. Rivers is not a fantasy option outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:59 am
  • Rodney Hood is mentally stronger this season
    Rodney Hood said that he has been getting better mentally which helped him bounce back on Friday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: "I think it helped just having a short-term memory," Hood said. "I've been getting better mentally, and I remember early in the season letting a situation like this go over from game to game. I'm maturing, so I just wanted to be aggressive, as long as I hit shots or not." Hood was held to eight points on Wednesday vs. the Jazz, but he put that performance behind him and dropped 23 points with three treys on Saturday. Hood is a stud and should be considered a must-start player. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:43 am
  • Scott says Clarkson can become an All-Star
    Byron Scott said that Jordan Clarkson has the potential to become an All-Star.

    Advice: "Hopefully in the next couple of years, he keeps progressing," Scott said. "When it’s his fourth or fifth year in this league, hopefully he’s one of those guys that you can look at as possibly being an All-Star." Clarkson will be a restricted free agent this summer, but he recently expressed his desire to stay in Los Angeles. "I definitely want to be here in LA and be a part of this young group and grow," Clarkson said. "Hopefully we can grow into something great. I love L.A." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:48 am
  • Lakers have reduced Kobe's workload
    Lakers coach Byron Scott said that Kobe Bryant's workload in practice has been reduced so that he can be fresh for games.

    Advice: "Less work has been better because his legs are fresh, especially the last couple of weeks," Scott said. "He has a different pep in his step." Bryant sat out of Friday's practice, but his status for Saturday's game vs. the Spurs isn't in doubt. He's averaging 29.3 points and 5.0 3-pointers over his last three games, so he's worth deploying in all lineups until he cools off. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:44 am
  • P.J. Tucker doesn't want a trade
    P.J. Tucker is hopeful that the Suns will not trade him.

    Advice: "I love being in Phoenix," Tucker said. "It’s been my longest stop of my career and hopefully it continues." Tucker is on the last year of his deal and the Suns are tanking, so he should draw plenty of interest prior to the Feb. 18 trade deadline. The Raptors have been linked with the swingman, but a move to Toronto would be bad news for his fantasy value. To be clear, nothing is imminent. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:51 am
  • Wesley Matthews scores four points in 23 mins
    Wesley Matthews couldn't get anything going during Friday's blowout loss to the Spurs, tallying just four points on 2-of-5 shooting with one rebound, two assists, one block and one turnover in 23 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs were blown out badly in this one, and the game was essentially over after the first-quarter. Wesley was noticeably upset after the game saying it was the most "embarrassing game" he's ever been a part of "at any level." Matthews has been struggling over the past month, knocking down just 34.5 percent of his shots, and it might not get any better any time soon with Dallas set to play Memphis on Saturday and Utah on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:23 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 23 points with two treys
    Kawhi Leonard notched 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting Friday, with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Kawhi's has been underperforming over the past month, producing just third-round value in standard leagues, so now would be an excellent time to float out some buy-low offers to his frustrated owners. At 24 years old, Kawhi is in zero danger of random rest days down the stretch, and he was fantasy basketball's No. 4 overall option in 9-cat leagues after the break last season. The explosion is coming. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:59 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 23 points vs. Bucks
    Rodney Hood scored a game-high 23 points during a win over the Bucks on Friday with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: That's a bounce-back from his rare dud on Wednesday. Hood has emerged as one of the best sophomores in the NBA and the Jazz continue to build the offense around him. Expect him to keep flirting with top-50 value even when Alec Burks (leg) comes back. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:29 pm
  • Danny Green scores eight points w/ two treys
    Danny Green scored eight points on 3-of-8 shooting Friday, to go with two 3-pointers, four boards, one assist and one turnover in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Mr. Green has become elite at following up productive outing with meaningless stat lines, although he has managed to produce fifth-round value in 9-cat leagues over the past two weeks with averages of 9.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.7 three-pointers on 45.7 percent shooting. He can be truly infuriating to own, but with the upward trend, he's a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:22 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores eight points
    E'Twaun Moore scored eight points with three rebounds and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Nuggets during a 115-110 loss on Friday.

    Advice: He went bonkers with 24 points, but he didn't step up with Jimmy Butler (knee) going down. With Mike Dunleavy (back) set to return, fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach on Moore. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:59 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 19 points with six dimes
    Kyrie Irving scored 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Friday's loss to the Celtics, adding three rebounds, six assists and two turnovers in 37 minutes of action.

    Advice: Irving is slowly but surely working his way up in the rankings, and over the past two weeks he's been producing sixth-round value behind averages of 19.4 points, 4.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.9 turnovers on 47.4 percent shooting. He has first-round upside, and the Cavs have one of the best playoff schedules out there, so Uncle Drew qualifies as a solid buy-low candidate. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:48 pm
  • Report: Jimmy Butler hyperextended left knee?
    Jimmy Butler reportedly hyperextended his left knee, and while he'll likely sit out Saturday's game vs. the Timberwolves there's a chance he can play Monday vs. Charlotte or Wednesday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: Butler is going to get an MRI on Saturday morning, but this report is great news if it turns out to be true. Owners can expect another update tomorrow morning, but with Jimmy likely sidelined on Saturday, Tony Snell figures to enter the starting five with E'Twuan Moore seeing some increased opportunity on offense. Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol (hand) will be busy on offense for however long Jimmy Buckets is out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:41 pm
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  • Jeff Green scores 16 points vs. Knicks
    Jeff Green scored 16 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and no turnovers in 29 minutes against the Knicks in Friday's win.

    Advice: He just thrives in wins and he's found his role off the bench. He's pretty close to his peak and he's putting up sixth-round value in his last 10 games. Green is a hold in all leagues, but selling high makes sense. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:26 pm
  • Evan Turner double-doubles in 32 minutes
    Evan Turner double-doubled in 32 minutes off the bench during Friday's win over the Cavs, tallying 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting with 12 boards, six assists, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: Jae Crowder (ankle) said after the game that he felt like he was playing on one leg, so he may be forced to the sidelines on Sunday vs. Sacramento, which would likely result in Turner returning to the starting lineup. While Evan isn't the most exciting guy to own, he's been producing late-round value over the past month behind averages of 9.6 points, 4.5 boards, 4.8 assists and 1.0 steal on 48.5 percent shooting. He's worth owning in most leagues, particularly with Crowder hurting. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:21 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) will have an MRI on Sat
    Fred Hoiberg said that Jimmy Butler will have an MRI on his sprained left knee on Saturday, and added that the Bulls will need to prepare to play without Butler "for a while no matter what."

    Advice: Hoiberg did say that the ligaments in Butler's left knee are "intact," but Jimmy said he heard a "pop" in his knee and it would be shocking to see him suit up for Saturday's game in Minnesota. Butler exited the arena on crutches and could be looking at a potentially looking at a lengthy absence, so E'Twaun Moore is someone to consider as a speculative add in deep leagues, while more minutes will be falling to guys like Doug McDermott and Tony Snell. Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol (hand) will be doing the heavy lifting on offense for however long Butler is out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:09 pm
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  • Bojan Bogdanovic scores 23 points
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored a season-high 23 points with four rebounds, one assist and a career-high seven 3-pointers against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: The Kings allowed another huge night and can't defend the three ball. As for Bogdanovic, he scored a combined 18 points in his previous four games, so you can ignore this great line for now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:09 pm
  • McLemore has another bad game
    Ben McLemore scored five points with two assists and one steal in 12 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: He is losing playing time and it's not because of his wrist injury. Unless the Kings really start unloading players, McLemore can be ignored in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:50 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 22 points in start
    Bradley Beal made 10-of-16 from the field for 22 points in a start with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 32 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He only attempted two 3-pointers and is really attacking the basket right now. Beal has actually really struggled from deep, so that's really the last piece of the puzzle for his fantasy value. The 32 minutes is a good sign and hopefully the Wizards keep him in that neighborhood and not 40 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:38 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (left knee) will not return Fri
    Jimmy Butler (left knee sprain) will not return to Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Butler was carted off the court, although he was able to walk from the X-ray room to the locker room under his own power, and was in relatively good spirits saying, "Ya'll get me the Forrest Gump knee brace!" Butler is likely headed for an MRI, and for now, we'll be considering him doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Timberwolves. Tony Snell started the second-half in Butler's place, and with Buckets sidelined there will be more opportunity for Derrick Rose and E'Twaun Moore. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:42 pm
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  • Jimmy Butler (left leg) gets carted off
    Jimmy Butler suffered a left leg injury and was carted off the court in Denver on Friday.

    Advice: He had a bad collision with Joffrey Lauvergne and had a really ugly fall. Butler was put in a wheelchair for a few seconds, but he got up to shoot the free throws. He did not put much weight on his leg as he was put into the wheelchair again. We'll look for an update shortly, but this does not look good. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:18 pm
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  • Pablo Prigioni heads to the locker room
    Pablo Prigioni exited Friday's game vs. the Magic with a facial contusion, and he is doubtful to return.

    Advice: The Clippers are running out of backup point guards with Austin Rivers (hand) not playing tonight. If Prigioni and Rivers are forced to miss time, it'll be Chris Paul playing massive minutes with Jamal Crawford earning some extended run off the bench. Lance Stephenson could also pick up some extra minutes in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:57 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) starting vs. DEN Friday
    Jimmy Butler (knee tendinitis) will start Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, as expected.

    Advice: Pau Gasol is out tonight and the Bulls are opting to start Cameron Bairstow, so Jimmy should be even busier than usual offensively. Make sure he's looked into your active lineups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:33 pm
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  • Bradley Beal back in starting lineup
    Bradley Beal is back in starting lineup for Friday against the 76ers.

    Advice: It's his first start since Dec. 9. He played 29 minutes on Wednesday and could hit 30 tonight. Beal's scoring efficiency has been very good lately despite his triples not dropping, so he might be in for a nice night against the sub-par perimeter defense of the 76ers. That means less run for Garrett Temple in the first unit. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:20 pm
  • Austin Rivers (hand) out for Friday night
    Austin Rivers (hand) will not play against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He bruised his hand before he was ejected on Wednesday. Expect to see more Pablo Prigioni and Jamal Crawford tonight in the road game. Crawford should have a chance to score a lot and is worth a look in DFS tonight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:13 pm
  • Austin Rivers (bruised hand) iffy for Friday
    Austin Rivers (bruised left hand) is questionable to play vs. the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Jamal Crawford and Pablo Prigioni would absorb Rivers' playing time if he can't suit up, though J-Craw is the only viable fantasy target. We should have a definitive update after the Clips' pre-game warmups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:01 pm
  • Kobe Bryant expected to play on Saturday
    Kobe Bryant missed practice on Friday and is fully expected to play on Saturday against the Spurs.

    Advice: It's his last road game in San Antonio, so it would be a big surprise to see him out. Bryant is on fire in his last two games and he might be someone to use in DFS for the first time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:09 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) says he will play Friday
    Jimmy Butler (knee) said he will play against the Nuggets on Friday and is now listed as probable.

    Advice: This is somewhat surprising after the Bulls said they wanted to be smart with Butler's knee. This isn't an official "will play" piece of news, but he's looking good to give it a go. That makes E'Twaun Moore less appealing tonight while Tony Snell will move back to the bench. We'll confirm this news as the days goes on. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:18 am
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  • Jimmy Butler (knee) is a game-time call
    Jimmy Butler (knee) is a game-time call against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He made it through the morning shootaround and is feeling a little better, but he wants to test his knee out in pre-game warmups before making a final decision. For what it's worth, Butler believes that he will be able to play. If he is cleared to go, Tony Snell will return to the bench and Derrick Rose's value will take a hit. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:50 am
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  • Ben McLemore (wrist) is probable
    Ben McLemore (wrist) is probable to play the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: He returned from a one-game absence on Wednesday, but coach George Karl decided to bring him off the bench behind Marco Belinelli and he only saw a total of 18 minutes. For now, McLemore is only on the radar in very deep leagues as he isn't very involved in the offense. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:18 am
  • Kobe Bryant scores 27; Lakers win again
    Kobe Bryant scored 27 points during a 99-96 win over the Pelicans on Thursday, adding 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: His rebounds were a season high and he's back to shooting the ball well after his 38-point gem on Tuesday. The Lakers are now on a two-game winning streak and look to be playing better. This is actually bad news for next year with their top-three protected pick. Kobe has been great, but expect him to rest here and there. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:09 pm
  • Norris Cole scores two points in 13 minutes
    Norris Cole scored two points on 1-of-10 from the field against the Lakers on Thursday, adding two assists, two steals and one turnover in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He was in foul trouble tonight and coach Alvin Gentry just opted to keep him out. Cole had some major problems with consistency in his Miami days, but he's been fine up until tonight. He's only a low-end guy and should hold some value while Tyreke Evans (knee) is without a timetable. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:52 pm
  • Toney Douglas plays six minutes
    Toney Douglas played six minutes with one assist and one steal against the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: He had a net rating of minus-49.6 in six minutes tonight, so that might have been costly. Douglas has a net rating of minus-39.8 in his last three games. This lack of playing time may continue for Douglas to free up some burn for Bryce Dejean-Jones. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:43 pm
  • James Harden scores just 17 points
    James Harden was quiet during a 111-105 win over the Suns on Thursday, scoring 17 points with nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 4-of-19 from the field.

    Advice: Interestingly, coach J.B. Bickerstaff pulled all of his starters four minutes into the the game because of sloppy play. They obviously turned it around, though. Harden usually lights up the Suns and he is also solid on the road, so this is a shocking letdown. He'll be fine and should be a top-five player going forward in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:30 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 17 points, bangs knee
    Devin Booker made just 3-of-12 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line for 17 points during a 111-105 loss to the Rockets on Thursday, adding three rebounds, four assists, five turnovers and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He scored 14 in the first half and was ice cold after that. Booker did bang his knee with two minutes left in the second quarter. He didn't go to the locker room until halftime and he did start the second half. Expect Booker to improve on the shooting efficiency going forward. He's in the 3-point contest next weekend. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:02 pm
  • Archie Goodwin scores 22 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 22 points against the Rockets on Thursday, adding one rebound, seven assists, two 3-pointers and six turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns are really embracing the pass, but sometimes the plays aren't there and that led to their 24 turnovers tonight. Goodwin's minutes seem to be locked up until late February at the very least, so he's worth holding in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:59 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores 21 points in win
    Reggie Jackson scored 21 points against the Knicks on Thursday during a 111-105 win, adding one rebound, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He hit a clutch three to help get his team the win. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a 17.3 usage rate next to Jackson this year, so that should mean there will be more pick-and-roll plays for Reggie to buoy his usage rate -- no player after the break had more shots in PNR than RJ last year. Expect Jackson to get out of his slump in the near future. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:46 pm
  • Kobe Bryant will play vs Pelicans on Thursday
    Kobe Bryant (shoulder) will play against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: Bryant is still struggling with with his shoulder injury, but is coming off a season-high of 38 points on Tuesday. While Bryant makes for a solid start on Thursday, his return will cut into the minutes of Lou Williams and D'Angelo Russell. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:59 am
  • E'Twaun Moore scores career-high 24 points
    E'Twaun Moore scored a career-high 24 points against the Kings on Wednesday during a 107-102 win, adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Who needs Jimmy Butler (knee)? The Bulls players have been lobbying for Moore to start and he came through. As nice as this game is, Mike Dunleavy (back) is set to play on Saturday and Butler is only day-to-day for now. Congrats if you used him tonight, but don't be aggressive on adding him for value going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:11 pm
  • Ben McLemore plays 18 minutes
    Ben McLemore (wrist) returned from a one-game absence on Wednesday against the Bulls, scoring five points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: The Kings bench wasn't hurt too badly tonight and McLemore played a well-rounded game. While he was showing some improvement thanks to a season-high 26 on Thursday, there's still no reason to add him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:47 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 26 points in win
    Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points against the Pelicans on Wednesday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer on 11-of-17 from the field.

    Advice: He's been pretty quiet with a 10-point dud against the Magic on Monday. Leonard's scoring has been fine, but his steals and other stats have fallen off. Leonard might not be able to hang in the top three for fantasy value, but he should still be elite. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:20 pm
  • Danny Green scores 16 points in 39 minutes
    Danny Green scored 16 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in a season-high 39 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: Green did not hit the 30-minute mark in any game since Jan. 8, so this is a shock. He has more ups and downs than an entire amusement park of roller coasters, but Green is putting up value. In 2016, he has put up sixth-round value in his last 15 games, so it's hard to complain too much. Keep him owned in all leagues and remember not to complain to your friends too much about the bad Green nights. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • Rodney Hood struggles on 3-of-12 shooting
    Rodney Hood hit just 3-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for eight points and a block on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was piping hot coming in, with his last single-digit scoring game coming on Jan. 6, while he had scored between 16 and 29 points in each of his last six games. He'll bounce back soon, but never got it going against the strong defense of Gary Harris tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:48 pm
  • Norris Cole scores 14 vs. Spurs
    Norris Cole scored 14 points with four rebounds, nine assists, one steal and two turnovers in 34 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He continues to surprise with the increased assists, averaging 7.5 per game in his last four. Cole has put up seventh-round value in that span, which is pretty close to his ceiling. That's still enough to give him a long look until we see Tyreke Evans (knee) back on the court. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:27 pm
  • Austin Rivers ejected for two techs
    Austin Rivers was ejected for two technical fouls on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He exited with eight minutes left in the second quarter. Rivers is actually playing well right now, so the Clippers will turn to Lance Stephenson and Jamal Crawford to help out. Rivers won't be suspended for this. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:22 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 51 with 11 triples
    Stephen Curry scored 51 points during a 134-121 win over the Wizards on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, seven turnovers and a career-high-tying 11 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was a ridiculous 13-of-14 from the field in the first half with eight treys, which gave him a laughable 121.4 effective field goal percentage. Curry was coming off his worst game of the season from an efficiency standpoint, but he definitely got it right back. He became the first player to hit more than 10 treys in multiple games. Get ready for a great game on Saturday night with Steph vs. Russell Westbrook. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Bradley Beal gets 29 minutes, scores 18
    Bradley Beal scored 18 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's played 28.3 minutes per game since returning from a concussion. Beal is eventually going to move into the starting lineup, but coming off the bench hasn't hurt his output in his last three with averages of 15.7 points, 2.3 boards, 2.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.7 treys. He'll start trending up again as an early-round guy as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:46 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores team-high 26 points
    Kyrie Irving led the Cavs on Wednesday with 26 points (10-of-17 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), five assists, one rebound and one steal, but it wasn't enough to extend the Cavs' five-game win streak.

    Advice: Irving has now notched four straight games with 20+ points and his playing time is up, so fantasy owners should be very comfortable heading into the All-Star break. It helps that Kyrie and the Cavs have a delicious playoff schedule -- they're one of four teams with four-game slates in Weeks 20-23. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:10 pm
  • McLemore off the bench, Belinelli starting
    Ben McLemore (wrist) will come off the bench against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: Marco Belinelli will stick in the starting lineup. McLemore was actually playing well before his injury and he did look good in shootaround. This move does slightly help Belinelli, but he's only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:22 pm
  • Kobe Bryant (shoulder) questionable vs. NO
    Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is questionable to face the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: It's a road game, so Kobe has a slightly higher chance to play than usual because he hasn't missed a game away from Staples in 2016. Kobe did hoist a ton of shots in his 38-point gem on Tuesday, so it's anyone's guess o his status. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:15 pm
  • Ben McLemore (wrist) goes through shootaround
    Ben McLemore (wrist) went through shootaround on Wednesday and is still questionable.

    Advice: He did plenty of shooting and this report adds he looked good. McLemore could be closer to probable, but he's not a fantasy option tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:47 am
  • Report: Toronto interested in P.J. Tucker
    The Raptors have reportedly expressed interest in trading for P.J. Tucker.

    Advice: It makes sense as the Raptors’ small forwards have been ravished by injuries, although Tucker would lose a lot of value in Toronto once DeMarre Carroll (knee) is able to get back on the court. It's unclear exactly what assets the Raptors would send to the Suns in order to make this deal happen, but Stein reports that Phoenix is likely seeking a "nice" draft pick as compensation. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:45 am
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 16 points in win
    Jordan Clarkson scored 16 points with three boards, two assists and two steals in 35 minutes vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Advice: Coach Byron Scott has hinted several times that D'Angelo Russell will eventually move back into the starting lineup after the All-Star break, but that would likely push Lou Williams to the bench as opposed to Clarkson. Additionally, Williams is a trade candidate so that would take the pressure off both Russell and Clarkson if he was moved. Clarkson is a huge part of the Lakers' future and his role should be safe no matter what, so his owners don't have too much to be worried about. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:59 pm
  • Vintage Kobe: Bryant scores 38 w/ seven treys
    Kobe Bryant (shoulder) helped the Lakers snap a 10-game losing streak on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, scoring a season-high 38 points with seven 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was questionable to play with a shoulder injury, so this sounds about right for the Black Mamba. He was an impressive 10-of-21 from the field and 7-of-11 from 3-point range, adding five boards, five assists and two steals in 33 minutes. He's still battling several nagging injuries and should have plenty of maintenance days, so this is the perfect moment for his owners to sell high while they still can. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:35 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 27 in loss to Raptors
    Devin Booker hit 9-of-19 shots and six 3-pointers for 27 points, five rebounds, two steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Raptors.

    Advice: Booker is rolling and none of those goodies were even season highs. He's averaging 19 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games, shooting 44 percent, and should now be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:06 pm
  • Archie Goodwin drops 18 & 12 in loss
    Archie Goodwin broke out of a funk on Tuesday, racking up 18 points, a career-high 12 assists and two 3-pointers on 7-of-12 shooting in 45 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. Just when it looked like the Goodwin party might be coming to an end, he pulled a great game out of his hat. He came in averaging just 4.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists over his last two games, hitting 4-of-26 shots. He righted the ship tonight and if he was dropped, or you've had your eye on him, it's time to pick him up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:04 pm
  • James Harden hands out season-high 14 dimes
    James Harden hit 10-of-19 shots and three 3-pointers on his way to 26 points, four rebounds, a season-high 14 assists, two steals and a block in Tuesday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: It wasn't a 40-point bomb like he dropped on Saturday, but it was pretty darn good. And don't look now, but he's hit at least half his shots in four of his last five games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:24 pm
  • Evan Turner double-doubles in win
    Evan Turner played 29 minutes off the bench and hit 6-of-13 shots for 14 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals.

    Advice: Marcus Smart really struggled tonight and Turner took advantage. He's averaging 13.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.6 steals, but is not a 3-point shooter. Given how well he's playing, he should be owned in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:57 pm
  • Ben McLemore (wrist) is questionable
    Ben McLemore (wrist) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: McLemore sat out of Tuesday's practice, but said back on Monday that he expects to play. Regardless, Marco Belinelli and Darren Collison will both benefit if McLemore decides to err on the side of caution. He's not a reliable fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:56 pm
  • Kobe Bryant (shoulder) will play Tuesday
    Kobe Bryant (shoulder) will play on Tuesday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: He isn't close to being 100 percent but the Black Mamba wants to play in as many games as possible during his farewell tour. His minutes have been limited to the 20s recently and he hasn't been playing at a consistent level, so he's far from a must-start player. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:48 pm
  • Archie Goodwin has some work to do
    Coach Earl Watson said Archie Goodwin is "finding the niche in his game" during his press conference on Tuesday.

    Advice: The interim coach also called Goodwin a two-guard playing the point. Watson said he wants clearer roles in the rotation, so it'll be interesting to see how he utilizes Goodwin. Watson's said he can't tell Goodwin to get 6-8 assists per night and it'll have to be a team approach. The next couple games for Goodwin will be huge, but it starts tonight in a tough matchup against Kyle Lowry. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:06 pm
  • Watson ready to unleash Devin Booker?
    Coach Earl Watson said Devin Booker is going to be "special" and thinks he can be a "superstar."

    Advice: Watson said Booker is way more efficient than Kevin Durant was in his rookie season, which is true from a true shooting standpoint. Watson also supported a lot of passing for open shots and getting away from dribbling, so that should bode well for the rookie. He also said he wants a team to have defined roles with a clear picture of who the main scorers are, which is likely to be Booker. Expect his output to rise going forward. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:00 pm
  • Ben McLemore (wrist) doesn't practice Tuesday
    Ben McLemore (wrist) did not participate during Tuesday's light practice.

    Advice: McLemore sitting out a light practice isn't a great sign regarding his availability for Wednesday's game vs. Chicago, and if he's again forced to the sidelines tomorrow, Marco Belinelli will have another opportunity to start with Darren Collison seeing some increased opportunity for minutes off the bench. Check back for another update on Ben following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:48 pm
  • Kobe Bryant (shoulder) '50-50' to play Tues
    Byron Scott said that Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is "50-50" to play vs. the Timberwolves on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kobe only played 23 minutes on Sunday, so perhaps he's able to get out there tonight. However, if he's out, Anthony Brown will draw another start and there will be more touches for Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams on offense. Check back for official confirmation on Kobe's status closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:15 am
  • G Time Flies: Gordon Hayward scores 27 points
    Gordon Hayward scored 27 points against the Bulls during a 105-96 overtime win on Monday with 12 rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 44 minutes.

    Advice: He hit a clutch shot at the rim to tie it in regulation with four seconds left and forced a turnover on the Bulls' next possession. G Time also had one of the prettiest backdoor cuts leading to a jam of the season during OT (in link below). He's playing off the ball more, but its led to fourth-round value in January. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:50 pm
  • Rodney Hood fouls out, scores 19
    Rodney Hood scored 19 points with five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers before fouling out against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: Hood has a knack for getting two quick fouls, but this was his first time fouling out in his career on six personals. On the positive side, he's quickly becoming one of the best wings in pick-and-roll and that's become the Jazz's new pet play. Hood has top-40 value in 2016 and should flirt with top-50 value going forward. It's all good with the Hood. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:38 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 24, Grizzlies win again
    Jeff Green made 8-of-13 from the field for 24 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: It's amazing how well Green plays when the Grizzlies win. In wins this year, Green averaged 14.6 points, 4.9 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys. In losses, it's just 8.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.5 treys. The Grizzlies are on a four-game winning streak and only James Harden has been better than Green in that span. He has to be owned. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:19 pm
  • Norris Cole drops 23 points in loss
    Norris Cole scored 23 points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: He's been a pleasant surprise with some nice consistency. The ups and downs in Miami is why the Heat dumped him, but Cole has played with more control and is trusting his teammates more. His value will dip once Tyreke Evans (knee) comes back, but that might not happen any time soon. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:10 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 18 points in loss
    Bradley Beal scored 18 points in Monday's loss to the Thunder with three boards, one assist and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He only played 26 minutes, but that was mainly due to the lopsided score. Beal played 30 minutes on Saturday which is the most playing time he has seen since returning from his leg injury, so it's just a matter of time before he's a must-start player again. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:09 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores 19 in 31 minutes
    Reggie Jackson scored 19 points with three rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Nets on Monday.

    Advice: He's been dealing with some dehydration and he looked to have some cramping with his calves tonight. Jackson will get Tuesday off before he gets a date with the Celtics in Boston for Wednesday. Expect him to be healthy for that one. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:54 pm
  • Ben McLemore (wrist) targeting Wednesday
    Ben McLemore (wrist) believes he will be back for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: He is sitting out of Monday's game vs. the Bucks, but he is day-to-day and said that he wanted to play. Regardless, McLemore has been inconsistent all season and is not on the fantasy radar in most leagues. Marco Belinelli will benefit if he misses more time. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:20 pm
  • Kyrie Irving plays 41 minutes, scores 25
    Kyrie Irving scored 25 points with three rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: His usage rate is climbing and his 41 minutes are a season high. Irving isn't taking 3-pointers as much these days, which was a big reason why he broke out last year from an efficiency standpoint. That should come soon while the assists are starting to come around, too. Regardless, Kyrie looks great and is poised to pay dividends for his patient owners. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:10 pm
  • Reggie Jackson (dehydration) will play
    Reggie Jackson (dehydration) will play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: His status was never really in doubt and Jackson was able to play 28 minutes on Saturday despite dealing with the same issue. R-Jax should be feeling a lot better and belongs in all active lineups. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:43 pm
  • Kobe Bryant (shoulder) questionable vs. MIN
    Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is questionable to play against the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's basically going to be questionable for every game going forward. If you're scoring at home, Kobe missed five home games last month and just one "road" game against the Clippers. Expect him to sit tomorrow night with Anthony Brown starting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:30 pm
  • Ben McLemore (wrist) out for Monday
    Ben McLemore (wrist) will not play against the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: He sprained his wrist over the weekend, so the Kings will be without two of their starters. Coach George Karl likes Marco Belinelli in the second unit, but he and Darren Collison figure to benefit most regardless of who starts. Plus, the loss of DeMarcus Cousins means their first unit lost some of its punch. James Anderson is also a candidate to start, but has little fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:50 pm
  • Jackson, Ilaysova expected to play on Monday
    Reggie Jackson (dehydration) and Ersan Ilyasova (adductor) are expected to play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: R-Jax played just 28 minutes on Saturday after coming in questionable due to dehydration, and he actually had to receive fluids after the game as a result. Regardless, he's good to go on Monday, which will keep Brandon Jennings in his bench role. Ilaysova sat out Saturday's game with the adductor strain, but it looks like he'll wind up missing just a single game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:25 am
  • Lue staying on top of Irving about improving
    Tyronn Lue is committed to staying on top of Kyrie Irving about becoming a "better point guard."

    Advice: "He told me that he was going to stay on me about pace and about being a better point guard," Irving said. "Just facilitating, knowing our plays, knowing when people need to be at the right spot offensively and defensively. He's been on me." Irving has still struggled with consistency, but he's played well over his last two games, averaging 24.5 points, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals on 55.6 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:39 am
  • Kerr compares Curry to Price and Steve Nash
    Steve Kerr recently compared Stephen Curry to Mark Price and Steve Nash for his offensive abilities.

    Advice: "The two guys I’d maybe compare him the most to are Mark Price and Steve Nash in terms of the combination of ball-handling and passing and shooting range and creativity," Nash said. "But Steph has taken it to a new level. But he’s taken it to a new level in terms of just the range, the ballhanding and creativity. It’s pretty special." We agree, coach. We agree. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:57 am
  • Stephen Curry struggles vs. the Knicks
    Stephen Curry struggled against the Knicks on Sunday, scoring 13 points on just 5-of-17 shooting.

    Advice: The Warriors got off to a brutal start to the game and had their lowest-scoring quarter of the season with 18 in the first, but they still got the job done to secure their seventh straight win. The Warriors are now 44-4 on the season and Curry will look to get back on track vs. the Wizards on Wednesday. He added four boards, four assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes. He has a minor cut on his forehead, but he's obviously going to be fine. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:19 pm
  • Wes Matthews' slump continues w/ 2-of-12 FGs
    Wes Matthews' slump continued on Sunday, as he shot just 2-of-12 from the field to finish with seven points, four boards, one assist and one steal in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs started a favorable stretch of their schedule with an easy win vs. the Suns, pushing them to within one game of the No. 5 seed Grizzlies. Matthews couldn't join the party offensively, going 1-of-8 from downtown, and he's now averaging just 6.8 points on 10-of-36 shooting in the Mavs' past four games. The perimeter gunner will look to get on track vs. the struggling Hawks on Monday. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:17 pm
  • Archie Goodwin shoots 1-of-11 vs. Mavericks
    Archie Goodwin shot just 1-of-11 vs. the Mavericks, finishing Sunday's road loss with three points, four rebounds, one steal and three turnovers.

    Advice: Goodwin is averaging just 7.0 points on 7-of-36 shooting (19.4 percent) in his past three games, a steep decline considering how well he played immediately after Brandon Knight's groin injury. He was 1-of-8 within five feet of the rim and needs to finish better to sustain his offense -- fantasy owners should consider benching him until he heats up. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:12 pm
  • Devin Booker fouls out w/ 19/7/4 in road loss
    Devin Booker fouled out of Sunday's game with 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two 3-pointers and one block in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Booker shot 6-of-15 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line, and the only blemish was a team-high four turnovers. "You've got no chance when you turn the ball over," coach Jeff Hornacek said this weekend. "If you can't complete the basic plays, you're in for some long nights." The Suns' backcourt is desperately thin without Brandon Knight (groin) and Eric Bledsoe (knee surgery), so Booker will continue to play big minutes regardless of his turnover totals. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:11 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 16 points w/ five treys
    Austin Rivers had his second consecutive productive outing on Sunday, scoring 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go with five 3-pointers, one assist, one rebound and three turnovers in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Rivers has played very well over the past two games, putting up averages of 16.5 points, 3.0 three-pointers, 1.0 assist, 1.0 steal, 1.0 block and 2.0 turnovers per game while shooting at a ridiculous 61.9 percent clip. That shooting percentage obviously isn't sustainable, and his next stinker is likely right around the corner. He's still not a very good pick up in most formats as he doesn't do a lot aside from score and hit 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 3:52 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores 10 points w/ five dimes
    E'Twaun Moore scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting in his second consecutive start at shooting guard on Sunday, to go with five assists, one 3-pointer, one rebound and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Moore has been getting a ton of run over the past two games as Chicago’s starting two-guard, but that really hasn’t shown up on the stat sheet. In those two starts, he’s posted meager averages of 9.0 points, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block per game on 43.8 percent shooting. He'll likely find himself back on the bench once Mike Dunleavy (back) get back on the court, so he's not really worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 3:19 pm
  • Bradley Beal taking steps to avoid injuries
    Bradley Beal is taking steps to prevent future injuries in his troublesome leg.

    Advice: The promising shooting guard is going to hit restricted free agency this summer, but his injury history could prevent certain teams from offering him the amount he is looking for. "He’s one of the best pure shooters in the league," a general manager told The Vertical, "but I’m scared of him." Beal has increased the padding in his shoes, he has increased his vitamin D intake and he also has a new practice routine in order to minimize impact. He did play 30 minutes on Saturday which is the most playing time he has seen since returning from injury, so hopefully he can stay healthy moving forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:26 am
  • Bradley Beal plays 30 minutes in win over HOU
    Bradley Beal played 30 minutes in Saturday's win over the Rockets, scoring 11 points with four assists, three boards and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This was the most minutes he has played since returning from his leg injury, but don't expect his playing time to go up too much more. Beal is looking to get paid this summer and the Wizards already learned their lesson about giving him too many minutes, but he should still be able to produce excellent numbers moving forward. It's just a matter of time before he is a must-start player again. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 9:49 pm
  • Harden drops 40, Rockets lose third straight
    James Harden dropped 40 points in Saturday's 123-122 loss to the Wizards, adding 11 assists, seven boards, four steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Wizards had no answer for him on the defensive end and he even fouled Garrett Temple out of the game. The Rockets have lost three straight games, but Harden has been playing some incredible ball with averages of 30.2 points, 8.6 boards, 7.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.0 treys over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 9:19 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 29 points off the bench
    Jeff Green scored 29 points off the bench on Saturday vs. the Kings, adding two boards, one assist, three steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He shot 11-of-16 from the field and was arguably the best Grizzly other than Marc Gasol in this one. Green is now averaging an incredible 26.7 points, 5.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.6 3-pointers over his last three games, so he needs to be owned until he cools off. Green is a trade candidate for the Grizzlies, and his value may not be at a higher point this season than it is right now. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:48 pm
  • Kyrie irving puts up another nice line
    Kyrie Irving scored 21 points with one rebound, six assists, two steals and one turnover in 36 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: He had himself a very nice weekend with a 28-pointer on Friday. Before yesterday, coach Ty Lue said he wanted Kyrie to be aggressive. In those two games, he's made 12 shots in the paint, making a pristine 77.8 percent at the rim. Irving is definitely on the upswing. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:34 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 24 points vs. Cavs
    Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points against the Cavs on Saturday during a 117-103 loss, adding six rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: What's up with the Spurs? They've been blown out in their last two road games with everyone watching. Kawhi's numbers did drop a bit in January, averaging 17.7 points with 5.3 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.5 treys. He only put up second-round value this month, but he's still No. 3 in standard leagues on the season. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:27 pm
  • Danny Green has a bad game
    Danny Green scored five points with three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: You have to take the good with the bad with Green and it was bad tonight. He'll probably have a big game soon and he was shooting 50.0 percent from deep in his previous January games. Hang in there. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:21 pm
  • Reggie Jackson doesn't close out Saturday
    Reggie Jackson played 28 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday with 13 points, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: He did not close this game out and really didn't look right. Jackson was grimacing a little toward the end of the third quarter, but it might have just been due to him being tired because he was on the injury report for dehydration today. Additionally, the Pistons finally busted out a lineup of Jackson and Brandon Jennings, who closed the game for Jackson. Expect Jackson to be better on Monday against the Nets. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 6:31 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 23 points vs. 76ers
    Stephen Curry scored 23 points with five rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and five 3-pointers against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Warriors were almost lucky to get this one after they turned in one of their worst quarters during a fourth-quarter collapse. As for Curry, he's hit at least three 3-pointers in 14 straight, which doesn't even match his 17 in a row from November to December. He is going to crush his record for treys in a season. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 5:24 pm
  • Reggie Jackson, KCP will play on Saturday
    Reggie Jackson (dehydration) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will play Saturday against the Raptors.

    Advice: RJ closed out Friday night until there were just 98 seconds left when the game was basically over. Jackson is warming up, so he should be somewhat close to 100 percent. If he's limited, Brandon Jennings would be picking up more run. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 2:53 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore will start again on Sunday
    E'Twaun Moore will start again on Sunday against the Clippers with Tony Snell coming off the bench.

    Advice: The players wanted to get Moore in there to help the offense and they'll get their wish. Moore played 36 minutes on Thursday with eight points and could get significant run again. If you want to use him in DFS, it's kind of playing with fire. He's not a great add in season-long leagues because of Mike Dunleavy (back) coming back soon. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 11:54 am
  • Danny Green hopes his shot keeps falling
    Danny Green is hopeful that his shot will continue to improve.

    Advice: "Most nights [the shot] doesn’t feel like you’d like it to," Green said. "My teammates are constantly encouraging me to shoot, and that helps." Green has been in a season-long slump, but he actually hit 25-of-50 3-pointers during the month of January and is coming off an 18-point performance against the Rockets in which he hit six triples. As frustrating as he has been, he shouldn't be sitting on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:47 am
  • Lue wants Kyrie Irving to be aggressive
    Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue wants Kyrie Irving to constantly attack.

    Advice: "I just want him to attack," Lue said. "Attack first and if it opens up to an assist, then we'll make the play. But I just don't think nobody can stop him one-on-one, so I just want him to get back to being confident and playing the way he's capable of playing." Irving took his coach's advice on Friday and played really well, scoring 28 points with four boards, two steals and one turnover. Buy low while there is still time. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 6:44 am
  • Wes Matthews disappears on Friday
    Wes Matthews scored just two points with five rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in 34 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: Weird. Matthews was just 1-of-4 from the field, didn't get to the line and didn't turn the ball over for a Tayshaun Prince-like 5.6 usage rate. Expect him to improve on Sunday against the Suns. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 10:26 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 17 points w/ 8 boards
    Jordan Clarkson scored 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting during Friday's loss to the Clippers, adding eight rebounds, two assists and three turnovers through 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: Clarkson has been a solid late-round guy on the season, but that’s basically where his value maxes out due to a low shooting percentage (43.7 percent from the field) and limited 3-point shooting (1.0 three-pointer per contest). His game translates better to points leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:59 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 12 points on nine shots
    Gordon Hayward scored 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting Friday, adding five boards, two assists, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Hayward didn't look for his shot much this game with Derrick Favors and Rodney Hood doing the heavy lifting on offense, but that's not a trend that's likely to continue. He's been a top-40 player over the past month, and he should have no trouble closing out the season as an early-round guy. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:31 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 22 points with two treys
    Rodney Hood scored 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting Friday, to go with four assists, two 3-pointers, one rebound, one steal and two turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Hood has been tearing it up over the past month, owning averages of 18.6 points, 4.0 boards, 2.9 assists, 3.1 treys and just 1.6 turnovers during that span on 45.2 percent shooting from the field which has been good enough for third-round value in 9-cat leagues. His usage rate has also jumped to 24.7 through the month of January, and he’s been extremely effective in pick-and-roll sets with Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert. Owners shouldn’t fear the return of Alec Burks, as Hood has clearly earned his minutes in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:18 pm
  • James Harden scores 33 points in loss
    James Harden scored 33 points against the Thunder during a 116-108 loss on Friday, adding seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's scored more points per game against OKC than any other team. Harden and the Rockets are on a back-to-back and will take on the Wizards on Saturday. He's been terrific on the second half of back-to-backs with 31.2 points per game in those 12 instances, so fire him up in DFS against a sloppy Wizards team. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:18 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 28 points in win
    Kyrie Irving made 11-of-19 from the field for 28 points against the Pistons on Friday, adding four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnovers 32 minutes.

    Advice: He's having a down year and it's pretty easy to pinpoint why. Before tonight, Kyrie only had a 39.1 effective field goal percentage on his catch-and-shoot shots. Last year? Irving put up a Steph Curry-like 65.4 eFG% on those shots. Expect him to get hot very soon, especially with the minutes on the rise. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 8:42 pm
  • Evan Turner scores 15 off the bench
    Evan Turner scored 15 points with two rebounds, eight assists, two steals and three turnovers in 25 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He said second unit has been beating the first unit in practice, and he compared it to UConn women's win streak. Jokes aside, Turner has been really good in reality for the second unit. He's still only hanging around top-150 value in standard leagues recently, so he's not an add now that Marcus Smart is back and playing wonderful ball. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 8:05 pm
  • Archie Goodwin has a letdown in loss
    Archie Goodwin made 3-of-15 from the field for six points with five rebounds, two assists and four turnovers in 23 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: He had a rough start and played just seven minutes in the first half due to turning the ball over three times and failing to score. Goodwin did turn it around and he had one of the better dunks of the year on Kristaps Porzingis (video in link below). Surprisingly, Jordan McRae took some of his minutes tonight. Still, Goodwin's owners shouldn't hit the panic button yet. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 6:59 pm
  • Devin Booker looks great again, scores 21
    Devin Booker put on an off-ball clinic against the Knicks on Friday, scoring 21 points with three assists and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He did a lot of his work on cuts to the rim, which has quickly become an impressive new wrinkle to his game. Booker did get a handful of possessions at point guard and he's clearly safe from coach Jeff Hornacek's doghouse. The 19-year-old rookie has star potential and his well-round game is a nice surprise this early in his career. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 6:55 pm
  • Rodney Hood says he is more confident
    Rodney Hood said that he is gaining more confidence in his shot.

    Advice: "I feel like I’m shooting better, especially compared to the first half of the season," Hood said. "I’m shooting it more consistent. I’ve just been working on it." Hood has been sensational over his last five games, averaging 20.6 points, 4.6 boards, 3.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 3.6 3-pointers on 43.8 percent shooting from the field. He is a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:42 am
  • Rose and Butler endorse E'Twaun Moore
    Both Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler endorsed E'Twaun Moore as a good fit in the starting lineup.

    Advice: Moore started over Tony Snell on Thursday vs. the Lakers and played a whopping 36 minutes, scoring eight points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block. Rose and Butler both like playing with him because he spaces the floor well, but he's not a great add in standard leagues just yet because he is basically the fourth or fifth option on offense. He will lose most of his minutes when Mike Dunleavy (back) returns as well. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 7:55 am
  • Archie Goodwin knows what he is capable of
    Archie Goodwin is not by surprised by his promising play over the last couple of weeks.

    Advice: "I’ve been knowing I could do this since my rookie year," Goodwin said. "People can say what they want but I know what I’m capable of doing. I know how hard I worked. I know the hours I put in with the coaches. It was just a matter of me getting an opportunity." Goodwin is averaging 18.0 points, 3.4 assists, 2.8 boards, 0.8 blocks, 1.6 steals and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five games and it makes sense to own him right now with Brandon Knight (groin) still without a timetable. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 7:46 am
  • Jeff Green, Courtney Lee available?
    The Grizzlies are gauging the value of Jeff Green and Courtney Lee prior to the Feb. 18 trade deadline.

    Advice: Memphis is not actively pursuing a trade, but they are considering one because both Lee and Green can leave as free agents this summer. Green has been inconsistent this season and has been called out by some of his teammates for a lack of effort at times, but his value might be decent after scoring a combined 51 points over his last two games. Nothing is imminent, but both players could certainly benefit from a change of scenery. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 6:38 am
  • E'Twaun Moore returned to action on Thursday January 28. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 12:15 am
  • E'Twaun Moore scores eight points
    E'Twaun Moore scored eight points in the starting lineup against the Lakers on Thursday with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 36 minutes.

    Advice: That's a huge chunk of playing time as coach Fred Hoiberg really shook up his wing minutes tonight. His best case scenario is just keeping the seat warm for Mike Dunleavy (back) next month, so he's not a very appealing add in almost any league. Interestingly, Derrick Rose was vocal about playing Moore tonight. Rotoworld.com Jan 28, 10:27 pm
  • Toney Douglas plays nine minutes
    Toney Douglas played just nine minutes against the Kings on Thursday with two rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: The Pelicans went with Bryce Dejean-Jones over TD and it worked, too. Hopefully, this continues to develop the younger guys. Douglas isn't a valuable commodity in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Jan 28, 9:42 pm
  • Norris Cole drops 17-7-10 game in win
    Norris Cole played 38 minutes against the Kings on Thursday with 17 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He ran the offense for close to 20 minutes while getting some run next to Jrue Holiday, too. Tyreke Evans (knee) could miss a lot of time and is a shut-down candidate, so Cole does have more appeal in standard leagues now. Rotoworld.com Jan 28, 9:36 pm
  • Jeff Green stays hot, scores 21 points in win
    Jeff Green scored 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting in Thursday's win over the Bucks, adding five boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He is hot right now. Green exploded for a season-high 30 points vs. the Magic on Monday, but we have seen this story before. Green tends to disappear for multiple games at a time, but he's at least worth a look while he's playing this well. He will look to keep it going vs. the Kings on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Jan 28, 8:56 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 17 points off bench
    Bradley Beal returned on Thursday against the Nuggets with 17 points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He was very aggressive tonight and didn't play like a guy with a mask and coming off a concussion on Monday. Beal's minutes are still going to hang in the upper 20s for the next week or so, but he should be able to post must-start numbers in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 28, 7:44 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore will start, Snell to bench
    E'Twaun Moore (hamstring) will start on Thursday vs. the Lakers with Tony Snell moving to the bench.

    Advice: This will also move Jimmy Butler to the three. Snell has been ineffective all season and shot just 2-of-11 from the field against the Heat on Monday, so coach Fred Hoiberg is looking to shake things up. Moore is shooting 40.6 percent from beyond the arc this season, but he is only on the radar in deeper leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Jan 28, 7:33 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore (hamstring) probable Thursday
    Updating a previous report, E'Twaun Moore (hamstring) is expected to play Thursday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: He'll be splitting the backup point guard minutes with Aaron Brooks, making his playing status irrelevant in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 28, 11:09 am
  • Curry scores just 14 in win over Mavs
    Stephen Curry scored 14 points against the Mavs on Wednesday with two rebounds, nine assists, one block, three steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He did not have any triples in the first half, but he was able to extend his streak with at least one trey to 117 straight games. He only has 10 more to match Kyle Korver's 127 -- Curry plays the Hawks for what could be his 126th. Additionally, the Warriors dropped 30 assists or more for the fifth straight game, which hasn't been done since the 1995 Magic. Curry will look to bounce back from this dud against the 76ers on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 10:19 pm
  • Danny Green scores 18 with six treys
    Danny Green matched his season highs of 18 points and six 3-pointers against the Rockets on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block.

    Advice: We know, we know. Green is a disappointment. However, he's actually shooting an even 50.0 percent from deep in January and he's sneakily posted sixth-round value this month. "I wouldn't have known that if you didn't tell me," Green said about his improved January shooting. As annoying as he's been and even though the following sentence has been written 30 times this season, his upside is too nice to leave on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 9:49 pm
  • Rodney Hood leads Utah w/ 24 pts & full line
    Rodney Hood led Utah with 24 points, four rebounds and four assists during Wednesday's home victory, connecting on 8-of-16 shots including four 3-pointers.

    Advice: Hood also went 4-of-4 from the FT line with one steal, and he committed just one turnover in 31 minutes. He may lose some touches once Derrick Favors resumes a full workload offensively, but Hood is still a promising hold for rest-of-season value. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 9:26 pm
  • James Harden struggles in loss to Spurs
    James Harden scored 20 points against the Spurs during a 130-98 loss on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Spurs can shut down basically any non-Warriors team, so this isn't a surprise to see Harden struggle. His owners should have high hopes against his former team when he takes on OKC on Friday night. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 9:22 pm
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