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    • Luke Ridnour (hamstring) out Wed. vs. Suns
      Luke Ridnour (hamstring) will not play vs. the Suns on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      35 minutes ago
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Pho
    • Evan Fournier, Luke Ridnour out Wednesday
      Evan Fournier (hip) and Luke Ridnour (hamstring) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: Fournier will miss his third game in a row and he doesn't have a timetable to return. Aaron Gordon is back and he should get some minutes for the Magic. Fournier is not worth owning in most leagues while Gordon is not worth owning either. Rotoworld.com
      35 minutes ago
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Pho
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is probable
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is probable to play against the Spurs.

      Advice: The Kings listing a guy as probable usually means he's a lock to play. Furthermore, sometimes they don't update a probable player, so Cousins owners can assume he is good to go after his 22-opint game from Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      37 minutes ago
    • Devyn Marble (left eye) out 4-6 weeks
      Devyn Marble (eye) will miss the next 4-6 weeks due to a detached retina in his left eye.

      Advice: He could miss the rest of the season. Marble surpassed most expectations as far as playing time goes, averaging 2.3 points, 1.9 boards, 1.1 assists and 0.6 steals in 13.0 minutes per game in 16 outings. He cane cut in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:32 pm
    • Zoran Dragic going to the D-League
      Zoran Dragic will be sent to the D-League.

      Advice: He played in garbage time on Monday against his former team, but he's not in the rotation. Dragic can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:42 am
    • Doug McDermott will get another chance
      Coach Tom Thibodeau said Doug McDermott will get another chance in the rotation.

      Advice: Thibs praised McDermott's defense, following his scoreless game against the Wizards on Tuesday. McDermott missed all five shots from the field and only had one board. He should have minutes in the teens until Taj Gibson gets back, but may fall out of the rotation after that. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:16 am
    • Alexey Shved draws praise from coach Fisher
      Head coach Derek Fisher praised Alexey Shved for his impressive play in recent games.

      Advice: "Alexey is continuing to find an identity and role within our team and showing us some ability to do some things in terms of handling the ball and making passes and plays,’’ Fisher said. "We have to continue to commit ourselves to helping him feel more and more comfortable every day. We have to rely on him even more because we’re sometimes inconsistent at the guard spots." Shved has averaged 13.0 points, 4.8 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.8 3-pointers in just 23 minutes per game over his last four, and due to the inconsistent play of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Langston Galloway, it looks like he is going to have a decent role moving forward. His shooting percentages and high turnover rate will make him a liability in standard leagues, but he is worth a flier in deeper leagues to see if he can continue to improve. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:36 am
    • Tyler Johnson (ankle) will play vs. Lakers
      Tyler Johnson (ankle) will play vs. the Lakers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He wasn't able to practice on Tuesday, but the Heat were probably just erring on the side of caution. Johnson is coming off a career-high 26-point performance vs. the Suns on Monday, but he will have to string together a few more good game before popping up on the radar in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:08 am
    • Robert Covington (elbow) doubtful vs. Thunder
      Robert Covington (elbow) is doubtful to play vs. the Thunder on Wednesday according to head coach Brett Brown.

      Advice: Covington suffered the injury vs. the Pacers on Sunday and was held out of Monday's game vs. the Raptors, but it's disappointing to see him listed as doubtful despite dealing with a simple elbow contusion. JaKarr Sampson will draw the start if Covington can't go, but Hollis Thompson and Jerami Grant are slightly more appealing for owners in deeper leagues. We will continue to pass along any further updates on Covington's status. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:45 am
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ OKC
    • Beno Udrih (illness) questionable for Wed.
      Beno Udrih (illness) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: He is averaging just 18.2 minutes per game this season in a backup role behind Mike Conley, so owners in most leagues can ignore this news. Rookie Jordan Adams took most of Udrih's minutes against the Jazz on Tuesday, and he would have another chance to impress head coach Dave Joerger should Udrih sit this one out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:10 am
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Kevin Durant says he will return this season
      Kevin Durant (foot) said that there is "no doubt' that he will be able to return before the end of the regular season.

      Advice: Durant has yet to return to practice and said that he will be reevaluated again next week which all but rules him out for Wednesday vs. the 76ers, Thursday vs. the Bulls and Sunday vs. the Raptors. He was seen getting up some shots before last Thursday''s game vs. the Suns, so hopefully he will begin to ramp up his activities soon. Kyle Singler will continue to start at SF for the Thunder in the meantime, but Russell Westbrook is the obvious beneficiary any time KD sits out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:57 am
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Phi
    • Pelicans sign Elliot Williams to 10-day deal
      The Pelicans have signed G Elliot Williams to a 10-day contract on Wednesday.

      Advice: He participated in the team's shootaround and is expected to be available for Wednesday's game vs. the Pistons. However, Williams likely won't be in the rotation right out of the gate, so owners in deeper leagues can simply monitor him from the waiver wire for now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:22 am
    • Luke Ridnour (hamstring) questionable Wed.
      Luke Ridnour (hamstring) is questionable to play against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: Ridnour is averaging just 13.7 minutes per game in a backup role behind rookie Elfrid Payton, so his absence wouldn't have many fantasy implications. It's safe to leave Ridnour on the wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:09 am
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Pho
    • Evan Fournier (hip) questionable Wednesday
      Evan Fournier (hip) was limited at practice on Tuesday, and he remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Fournier has missed the last two games and recently said that his hip is still giving him problems, so he is probably closer to doubtful for Wednesday. Fournier has averages of 11.9 points and 1.4 3-pointers this season, so his value is currently limited to deeper leagues at the moment. If Fournier remains sidelined, veteran Willie Green will continue to see an uptick in minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:08 am
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Pho
    • Hornets coach criticizes rookie P.J. Hairston
      Hornets coach Steve Clifford said that rookie P.J. Hairston "hasn't developed any way to play to make his teammates better."

      Advice: Charlotte is jockeying for a playoff spot and Clifford's rotation has no room for player development, so we're unlikely to see Hairston or fellow rookie Noah Vonleh on the court in the season's final weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:15 pm
    • Zaza Pachulia awful in 13 minutes vs. Denver
      Zaza Pachulia started Tuesday's game but was awful in 13 minutes of action, going scoreless with three turnovers, two fouls and no other stats to his credit.

      Advice: Pachulia was completely out of sorts in an awkward matchup vs. Kenneth Faried, and Jason Kidd wisely opted to limit his playing time after a brutal start to the game. He's off the radar in all but the deepest leagues, regardless of where he begins the game. John Henson (10 points, five boards, one block) is still the center to own in Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:02 pm
    • Jared Dudley (knee) struggles in return Tues
      Jared Dudley (knee) finished Tuesday's loss in Denver with two points, five boards and one assist in 20 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: He shot just 1-of-6 from the field and may not be 100 percent healthy. Standard-league owners can leave him on the waiver wire as long as he's playing 20-25 minutes behind Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Ersan Ilyasova. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:00 pm
    • Alexey Shved leads Knicks w/ 15 pts Tuesday
      The Knicks were destroyed by the Kings on Tuesday, 86-124, with only Alexey Shved leading the team in scoring with 15 points on 4-of-11 FGs and 7-of-9 FTs.

      Advice: Shved added seven boards, three dimes and a steal, and he was one of only three Knicks to score double-digit points, joining fellow reserves Shane Larkin (13 points) and Jason Smith (13 points). Shved's 33 minutes were also a team-high and he's now averaging 13.0 points, 0.8 threes, 4.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 steals over the past four games. That's enough to warrant attention in deeper formats while Jose Calderon (Achilles) is out, but most owners should take a skeptical view of Shved -- he's shooting 38.7 percent this season and this was the first time he's cracked the 30-minute barrier. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:02 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins posts 22 & 10 in return
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) returned from his two-game absence vs. the Knicks, scoring 22 points (5-of-10 FGs, 11-of-11 FTs) with one 3-pointer, 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.

      Advice: Cousins has fared well under coach George Karl even though Karl's offense typically shuns post-ups. As noted by Brett Kormenos, "Karl's last team in Denver actually ran fewer post-ups per game as a team (5.6) than Cousins has this year as an individual." He did his damage in under 30 minutes during tonight's blowout win, and fantasy owners can look forward to elite value in the season's final six weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:51 pm
    • Evan Fournier still dealing with a hip issue
      Evan Fournier is hoping that his sore right hip will continue to get better, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: "You don't want to mess too much with a muscle," Fournier said. "It's very important to take care of your body and make sure you feel good, because it can get worse." Fournier has been sidelined for the past two games, and the Magic have no reason to rush him back before he is 100 percent. If Fournier remains on the shelf for Wednesday's game, veteran Willie Green will continue to be the primary beneficiary off the bench. That being said, owners in standard leagues can ignore both Fournier and Green for now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:22 pm
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Pho
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will start Tuesday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks, sending Carl Landry back to the bench.

      Advice: Cousins has missed the last two games due to a nagging ankle issue, but his owners will be thrilled to see him back in action with a favorable matchup vs. the lowly Knicks. Get Cousins in your lineup and enjoy the show. On the other hand, Landry can be dropped across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:10 pm
    • Beno Udrih (illness) out Tuesday vs. the Jazz
      Updating a previous report, Beno Udrih (illness) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. Utah.

      Advice: Nick Calathes will have the opportunity for some additional playing time tonight, but with averages of just 4.0 points and 2.5 assists on the season, he can't be viewed as a viable option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:40 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Beno Udrih (illness) questionable for Tuesday
      Beno Udrih (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: If Udrih is unable to go on Tuesday, Nick Calathes will pick up most of his reserve minutes, but that doesn't mean much. As long as Mike Conley is healthy, the backup point guards in Memphis won't be worth using in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:26 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • NO to give Elliot Williams a 10-day contract
      The Pelicans are expected to sign G Elliot Williams to a 10-day contract.

      Advice: Williams played five games for the Jazz earlier in the season on a 10-day deal, and put in averages of 3.6 points and 1.0 three-pointer per game on 46.2 percent shooting from the field. He'll help add some depth to New Orleans’ backcourt, but he's well off the radar in standard leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:18 pm
    • Tyler Johnson (ankle) expected to play Wed.
      Tyler Johnson (ankle) did not participate during Tuesday's practice, but he is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: Johnson is experiencing some soreness in his left ankle after a hard fall during Monday's physical game against the Suns, but the injury is not expected to cause Johnson to miss any action. "It's been better," Johnson said of his ankle. "I walked out [Monday] and it was really painful. I came out and got some treatment. It's only getting better." Johnson is coming off a career-high 26 point outing, but we'd like to see a similar performance before recommending him as an add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:43 pm
    • Durant (foot) out Wednesday and Thursday
      Kevin Durant (foot) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers, as well as Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: The Thunder are going to be extremely cautious in bringing Durant back after his most recent setback, and he still hasn't been able to go through a full practice. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but for as long as Durant is sidelined, Russell Westbrook will continue to put up ridiculous stat lines, with Dion Waiters, D.J. Augustin, and Enes Kanter also seeing some increased touches on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:13 am
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Phi
    • DeMarcus Cousins probable for Tuesday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

      Advice: This is great news for Cousins' owners after he missed the last two games with a sprained left ankle. He'll be slotted back into the Kings' starting lineup and can be activated across all fantasy leagues. Boogie is averaging 23.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.9 blocks over his last eight games and has a favorable matchup against the Knicks on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:38 am
    • P.J. Hairston benched due to absence
      P.J. Hairston was inactive during Sunday's game due to a missed weight-training session.

      Advice: According to two sources, Hairston missed a weight-training obligation and was subsequently put on the inactive list for Sunday's game. Hairston was also made inactive for a game in December after an unexcused absence from practice, so this isn't his first transgression of his rookie season. The rookie has only suited up for one of the Hornets' last 10 games, so he can be left on the wire in all but the deepest fantasy leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:20 am
    • Tyler Johnson scores career-high 26 points
      Tyler Johnson scored a career-high 26 points against the Suns on Monday with one rebound, one assist, four steals and three 3-pointers on 10-of-13 from the field in 26 minutes.

      Advice: It was also more points than he scored in any of his college games at Fresno State. Needless to say, nobody saw this coming with three consecutive DNP-CDs coming into this game. There were 102 players who logged minutes tonight and only one of them, DeMar DeRozan, had more points than Johnson tonight. Plus Johnson had a 90.8 true shooting percentage. Stats aside, Goran Dragic only played 15 minutes, which really helped Johnson. Unless you're in a really deep league, we're going to have to see Johnson score in double digits with Dragic out there for more than 30 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:39 pm
    • Robert Covington, Jason Richardson out Monday
      Robert Covington (elbow) and Jason Richardson (rest) will not play Monday against the Raptors.

      Advice: The 76ers are going to start Isaiah Canaan, JaKarr Sampson, Luc Mbah a Moute, Nerlens Noel and Henry Sims in a bigger lineup. As for Covington, he has a shot to play Wednesday and his elbow injury doesn't sound severe. That said, his owners will probably want to bench him given how he hasn't played well. To be clear, he should be owned in all leagues. Jerami Grant and Hollis Thompson benefit more than Sampson does for most fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:27 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ OKC
    • Jared Dudley ready to roll for Tuesday night
      Jared Dudley (knee) will play against the Nuggets on Tuesday.

      Advice: He missed Saturday due to some soreness in his knee cap and looks to be in the clear. Interestingly, every fantasy owner's favorite headache, Ersan Ilyasova, stepped up while Dudley was down, so that is the major fantasy implication here. While Dudley isn't worth owning, it'll be interesting to see what happens with Ghostface Ilya. Dudley isn't worth owning in most leagues while Ilyasova is worth a look -- add at your own risk of course. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:25 am
    • Robert Covington (elbow) will not return Sun.
      Robert Covington suffered a right elbow contusion during Sunday's game vs. the Pacers and he will not return.

      Advice: Luckily, the injury doesn't sound serious and we will consider Covington questionable to play against the Raptors on Monday. If Covington is forced to miss any additional time, more minutes will be available for players such as Hollis Thompson and Jerami Grant. Covington finished Sunday's game with 12 points, three boards and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:53 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ OKC
    • Evan Fournier (hip) out Sunday vs. Charlotte
      Evan Fournier (hip) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: With both Fournier and Aaron Gordon (ankle) sidelined, Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris could be forced into heavy minutes for Orlando. Harris has the most favorable matchup, and he's someone to consider for those playing daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:40 pm
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Pho
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) out Sunday vs. POR
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle, hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: This will be Cousins second consecutive game out of the lineup, and Carl Landry will likely again draw the start with Reggie Evans seeing extended minutes off the bench. Rudy Gay is going to be the main man on offense with both Cousins and Darren Collison (hip) unavailable, and he's certainly someone to consider in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against the Trail Blazers. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:10 pm
    • Alexey Shved scores 15 points
      Alexey Shved scored 15 points off the bench against the Raptors on Saturday with two rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 20 minutes.

      Advice: He was actually pretty good tonight and didn't throw the ball up in the air 40 feet on a six-foot runner. Shved is getting some minutes because of the Jose Calderon (Achilles) and he's worth a look in deep leagues. He won't be this good, though. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:41 pm
    • Jared Dudley (knee) out for Saturday
      Jared Dudley (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

      Advice: X-rays were negative on his kneecap and he appears to be day-to-day. However, it's tough to gauge how much time he is going to miss because Dudley did have an issue with his kneecap last year. He can be dropped in most leagues. Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless likely get most of Dudley's minutes. Ilyasova is worth a look in standard leagues and we'll let you know how he does tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:45 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) doubtful Sunday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is considered doubtful for Sunday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: While he wasn't able to practice on Saturday, he was able to get a few shots up afterwards. Cousins was held out of Friday's game vs. the Spurs, and with the Kings going nowhere in the Western Conference, they will probably err on the side of caution Sunday. Jason Thompson is coming off a double-double and would be worth a look in daily leagues if Cousins sits, while Carl Landry and Reggie Evans will see increased roles as well. Expect another update after shootaround Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:59 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins doesn't practice on Saturday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) did not practice on Saturday and he is up in the air for Sunday against the Blazers.

      Advice: He tried to play through his ankle sprain from Wednesday and it's apparently costing him playing time. The Kings will likely update Cousins again tomorrow morning, but he should be considered questionable for now. With Cousins out on Friday, Jason Thompson double-doubled and Ben McLemore also stepped up with 21 points. Both should have a similar chance to perform sans DMC. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:01 pm
    • Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on knee
      Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on his knee following Friday's game.

      Advice: He said he is dealing with some problems with his kneecap, which bothered him last season. Dudley hasn't played well lately and has clearly been passed by Khris Middleton. If he's out, more minutes will go to Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:54 pm
    • Robert Covington cores 13 with two treys
      Robert Covington didn't play well against the Wizards on Friday with 13 points, six boards and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He wasn't benched this time and his minutes should increase a little more than this. Covington was benched on Wednesday due to poor defense, but he wasn't too bad in that department tonight. In his previous February games, he averaged 16.3 points, 5.7 boards, 1.8 assists, 2.4 steals and 3.0 treys. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:03 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ OKC
    • Evan Fournier (hip) out Friday vs. the Hawks
      Evan Fournier (sore right hip) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: With Fournier and Aaron Gordon (ankle) unavailable, Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris are going to be forced into heavy minutes, and both figure to be decent plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:15 pm
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Pho
    • 76ers going with the same starting five
      Coach Brett Brown he will start the same starting five for Friday against the Wizards.

      Advice: That means it'll be Isaiah Canaan, Jason Richardson, Robert Covington, Luc Mbah a Moute and Nerlens Noel. Covington was benched on Wednesday for poor defense, but he should be back to his old role. Start him. It'll be interesting to see where Jerami Grant fits in after playing 33 minutes. We can probably expect him to log 24-28 minutes tonight. We might see a little more out of Thomas Robinson now that he has shaken hands with Brown. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:25 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ OKC
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) ruled out for Friday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: That's a lot of offense to replace with Boogie posting a ridiculous 37.3 usage rate since George Karl took over. Plus, he's on pace to have the highest usage rate for a center in a season ever (among qualifiers for minutes per game). With Boogie out, the Kings are likely going to give his minutes to a combination of Carl Landry, Reggie Evans and Jason Thompson. However, Rudy Gay will likely be very busy tonight and Ben McLemore will also try to build off his 16-point game from Wednesday. Gay will also play a lot of PF, so there are more minutes for Omri Casspi. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:15 pm
    • Karl wants Cousins to cut down on the TOs
      Kings' head coach George Karl would like DeMarcus Cousins to cut down on the turnovers.

      Advice: "I talked to [DeMarcus] about his turnovers," Karl said. "He leads the league in turnovers (4.4 per game), and we’d like to challenge him the last 25, 30 games of the season to have much better decision making." Cousins has been careless at times with the ball this season, so it's nice that his coach is challenging him to be better. He’s hitting career-highs in points (23.7), rebounds (12.2), assists (3.3), and blocks (1.7) this season, so a reduction in turnovers could only help his already elite value. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:02 am
    • Kevin Durant seen doing some light shooting
      Kevin Durant (foot) did some light shooting before Thursday's game against the Suns

      Advice: This is great news. Durant was rolling around shootaround on a walking scooter on Tuesday, so this is a clear indication that they were just being very careful with his foot. We still do not have a timetable for his return and he's likely to need more than another week off. His fantasy owners should be hoping for a limited practice in the coming days. While he's out, D.J. Augustin and Dion Waiters will help Russell Westbrook with the scoring. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:13 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Phi
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle, hip) doubtful Friday
      DeMarcus Cousins (left ankle sprain, left hip contusion) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Spurs.

      Advice: He was unable to practice on Thursday because of these injuries, and we would be shocked if he was able to give it a go on Friday with the Kings going absolutely nowhere in the Western Conference. We will update his status when we know more, but Rudy Gay is going to be a busy man on offense for the Kings if Cousins sits. Jason Thompson, Reggie Evans and Carl Landry will likely all see a bump in minutes on Friday, but none of them are viable options in standard leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:09 pm
    • Poor defense led to Covington's benching Wed.
      76ers' head coach Brett Brown said that Robert Covington's lackluster play on the defensive end was the reason he elected to bench him for the second and third quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Bucks.

      Advice: "The luxury that I have now that we kind of have bodies is you don’t feel a prisoner to somebody like Robert," said Brown. "We’ve got [Jason Richardson] and Hollis Thompson, so there are more options there. That’s not scolding [Covington], it’s just the way the landscape works. It’s a pecking order that’s built on the standards we have defensively." While Covington sat out a large chunk of Wednesday's game, he still put up 13 points with a full line, and hopefully this doesn't become a common occurrence. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:43 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ OKC
    • Zaza Pachulia plays 19 minutes on Wed
      Zaza Pachulia played 19 minutes on Wednesday against the 76ers with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: He saw a big increase from his six minutes on Monday, but he played a lot less than John Henson. Considering how well Henson played tonight, it's hard to be encouraged by Pachulia. Fantasy owners in most leagues will want to keep Pachulia on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:55 pm
    • Robert Covington plays well after benching
      Robert Covington was benched for most of the first three quarters and did play the entire fourth quarter, finishing with 13 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He wasn't in his usual spot on the bench for much of this game and it's unclear what exactly happened with him. However, Covington really played well down the stretch and he's very unlikely to be in jeopardy of losing his playing time. He should be considered as a top-50 player in standard leagues, especially after posting second-round value this month. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:21 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ OKC
    • Alexey Shved scores 11 in 19 minutes
      Alexey Shved played 19 minutes off the bench and hit 2-of-7 shots for 11 points, five rebounds and one assist on Wednesday.

      Advice: The only reason we even mention him is that Jose Calderon left the game with an Achilles injury. If he misses time, Shved and Langston Galloway are going to get a lot of point guard minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:16 pm
    • Jerami Grant starts second half for Covington
      Jerami Grant started the second half for Robert Covington on Wednesday.

      Advice: There is no word of an injury and it looks like Covington has been benched for poor play. We'll look for an update following the game or perhaps before that time. Covington should be fine for the weekend. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:39 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ OKC
    • Zaza Pachulia starting, John Henson benched
      Zaza Pachulia will start against 76ers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has been coming off the bench, but he'll be back in the starting lineup tonight. Pachulia only played six minutes on Monday and he's basically in a three-way timeshare with John Henson and Miles Plumlee. He can be left on the wire in most leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:02 pm
    • Kevin Durant back on walking scooter
      Kevin Durant (foot) was seen at Thunder shootaround on the walking scooter that he was using earlier in the year.

      Advice: While this isn't hugely surprising news, it's certainly not a great sign for a quick return. Durant was also seen walking without much of a limp towards the end of practice, but we'll know more about his timetable when he's re-evaluated again in one week. Russell Westbrook will be the biggest fantasy beneficiary of Durant's absence, but Kyle Singler, Dion Waiters, D.J. Augustin, and Enes Kanter will all stand to see a small boost as well. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:16 am
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Phi
    • Pachulia plays six minutes against Chicago
      Zaza Pachulia played just six minutes on Monday against the Bulls.

      Advice: Pachulia missed all three of his shots and had just one rebound and one assist to his credit. Yes, the Bucks found themselves in a blowout loss against a vastly superior team, but Pachulia's already teetering deep league value took a major blow tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:42 pm
    • Dudley goes scoreless on Monday vs. Bulls
      Jared Dudley was demoted to a bench role on Monday and missed all four of his shot attempts, finishing with no points as the Bulls had no mercy on his soul.

      Advice: Dudley managed two steals, one board and one assist and he has been slowly trending down over the past week. After a night like this, owners have to be thinking about a drop and if there's any slightly better than average free agent it's an easy call. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:40 pm
    • Covington steals five, scores 16
      Robert Covington scored 16 points with four rebounds, two assists, five steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Heat on Monday.

      Advice: He had all five steals in the first quarter and he has stepped up in the steals department as a shooting guard, stealing six in his first start at shooting guard this season. Covington has at least three treys in five of his last six games and has 3.0 per game in February. He's a must-start player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:30 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ OKC
    • Robert Covington scores 16 pts in tough loss
      Robert Covington's 16 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals weren't enough to prevent Sunday's 98-103 road loss in Orlando.

      Advice: He shot 6-of-13 from the field and continues to be Philly's most reliable offensive weapon, having scored double-digit points in nine of his past 10 games. Hassan Whiteside may finish as the waiver-wire pickup of the year, but Covington isn't all that far behind. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:15 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ OKC
    • Evan Fournier scoreless in 14 minutes Sunday
      Evan Fournier came off the bench during Sunday's five-point win vs. the 76ers, finishing scoreless with three assists in 14 minutes.

      Advice: He was coming off a nice 16-point effort as a starter on Friday and plenty of owners got burned tonight, as Fournier pulled the short straw in interim coach James Borrego's rotations. Fournier should be benched until Orlando's backcourt settles into a reliable pattern, at least while Tobias Harris (knee) is healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:03 pm
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Pho
    • Kevin Durant (foot) will be sidelined 1-week
      Kevin Durant underwent a procedure to reduce the pain and discomfort he's been feeling in his right foot on Sunday, and he will be re-evaluated in one week.

      Advice: The procedure was to replace the screw he had in his foot with a new one, but it is unrelated to the foot fracture that he had surgery on, and his foot is reportedly healing as expected. He will be sidelined for at least the next week, and it's possible he sits longer as OKC will be cautious with their franchise player heading into the playoffs. Russell Westbrook is going to be an absolute monster with Durant sidelined, while Kyle Singler, Dion Waiters, and Perry Jones will also have the opportunity to step up in OKC's rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 12:51 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Phi
    • Alexey Shved will be available on Sunday
      Alexey Shved practiced with the Knicks on Saturday and will be available to play against the Cavaliers on Sunday.

      Advice: There's no telling whether or not he will be in the rotation, but this is the Knicks we are talking about, so Shved couldn't be in a more ideal situation. Owners in deeper leagues can simply put him on their radar for now, and we will be sure to track his progress very closely in the coming days. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 8:49 am
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