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    • Avery Bradley steps it up on Friday night
      Avery Bradley played well in 32 minutes against the Wolves on Friday with 14 points, five rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one block.

      Advice: It was the first game all season with more than two assists, so it's pretty clear he's going to benefit without Rajon Rondo. Bradley had the scoring components down and this line tonight is probably enough to go ahead and grab him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      36 minutes ago
    • Karasev returns and scores season-high 12 pts
      Sergey Karasev (abdomen) returned to action in Friday's loss, scoring a season-high 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 37 minutes.

      Advice: Karasev hasn't shown us much in his career but if Deron Williams (calf) misses some time then he might have some low-end value. It's certainly not a run-to-the-wire moment but he's worth keeping an eye on. Rotoworld.com
      38 minutes ago
    • Jack next man up after Williams calf injury
      Jarrett Jack scored 13 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one three in Friday's loss, and he could be in line for more playing time if Deron Williams' calf injury is serious.

      Advice: Williams is probably heading for an MRI and he's not the most durable guy around, so Jack makes sense as a speculative add. Just keep in mind that he has been pretty terrible lately, but that could be a function of being a secondary player next to two guys in Williams and Joe Johnson that dominate the ball. Rotoworld.com
      46 minutes ago
    • Evan Turner has a boring start in win
      Evan Turner scored 10 points with three rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 27 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

      Advice: While he did add his eighth block of the season tonight, Turner was fairly ordinary in the win. He's probably not going to start much longer with Marcus Smart ready to roll. Turner doesn't have enough upside to grab in standard leagues, but give him a look in points formats. Rotoworld.com
      55 minutes ago
    • Marcus Smart looks pretty good in return
      Marcus Smart played well in his return to the lineup on Friday, scoring eight points with one rebound, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

      Advice: It's not a huge line, but this is encouraging line. The triples and assists are two things his fantasy owners should be most concerned with because the steals are in the bag. As long as he can shoot the ball reasonably well, Smart could emerge as a must-start fantasy point guard. He should be owned in all leagues to see what happens. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:15 pm
    • Hayward posts efficient 20 and six vs. ORL
      Gordon Hayward scored 20 points on 5-of-10 shooting (9-of-10 FTs) with three rebounds, six assists, one block and one three in Friday's win over the Magic.

      Advice: Hayward was slumping for a bit last week but he has two solid games under his belt now. As we look more at cumulative stats now that we're almost a third of the way through the season, he has returned first to second round value in 8- and 9-cat leagues, respectively. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:11 pm
    • Chase Budinger gets 28 minutes, scores 19
      Chase Budinger scored 19 points with four rebounds, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

      Advice: He picked up a nice chunk of playing time with Corey Brewer now in Houston. Budinger should play a similar amount until Kevin Martin (wrist) is back and he could be a 2.0 trey guy. If you need some help there, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:50 pm
    • Gerald Henderson scores 11 in start
      Gerald Henderson scored 11 points in a start with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He started off red hot, but didn't do much in the second half. Lance Stephenson (hip) is going to miss some time, but Henderson is not a great pickup due to his lower upside. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:32 pm
    • K.J. McDaniels gets 27 minutes
      K.J. McDaniels played 27 minutes against the Hornets on Friday with six points, two rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: It was a boring line, but today he saw an increase in fantasy value. Alexey Shved was getting some of the shooting guard minutes and most of those are going to go to K.J. The rookie should be better on the stat sheet, so his owners should raise their expectations a bit. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:57 pm
    • Deron Williams suffers strained right calf
      Deron Williams suffered a strained right calf on Friday and will not return.

      Advice: Williams has a litany of leg injuries and he might be getting an MRI to check on the severity of the strain. He also has history of calf strains, so he's a good bet to miss at least a couple games. Jarrett Jack is worth a look for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:30 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 95-91 @ Cle
    • C.J. Watson (illness) is probable for Sat
      C.J. Watson (illness) is probable to play against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: He did not finish practice and has been ill since Wednesday. Watson should be fine, but his fantasy value is about to take a hit with George Hill almost ready to go. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:42 pm
    • McDermott (knee) hopes to return in 3-6 weeks
      Doug McDermott (knee) is hopeful that he'll be able to return in 3-6 weeks.

      Advice: McDermott has been limited to walking, riding a stationary bike, and shooting. However, he was not a part of the rotation before going down, so his return will be meaningless to owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:00 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 @ Mem
    • Sergey Karasev will start on Friday night
      Sergey Karasev will start at shooting guard vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: He is not going to get a ton of shots in the first unit and isn't really great with the ball in his hands, so he has a very low upside. Karasev can be ignored in most leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:46 pm
    • Tony Allen (eye) out Friday vs. Chicago
      Tony Allen (right corneal abrasion) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Quincy Pondexter will likely draw the start, while Vince Carter will see extended minutes off the bench. Carter logged 41 minutes during his last outing with Allen sidelined, and put up 18 points with five 3-pointers, he does however have a difficult matchup against the Bulls, so Carter remains a risky option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:26 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 103-97 vs Chi
    • Francisco Garcia gets cut
      Rockets waive G/F Francisco Garcia.

      Advice: There were rumors circulating that the Rockets were trying to include Garcia in the Corey Brewer trade today and they had to release someone, so the move makes sense. He'll catch on somewhere else. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:23 pm
    • Sergey Karasev likely to start
      Sergey Karasev (oblique) is likely going to start on Friday against the Cavs.

      Advice: Oblique injuries are much more common in baseball players and it usually costs them about a month, but it sounds like Karasev only needed a few days. He's not going to be too involved in the offense and is only worth a look in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:08 pm
    • Marcus Smart is active on Friday night
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) is active against the Wolves on Friday night.

      Advice: He's had some bad luck with injuries in the past month, spraining his ankle and suffering an Achilles injury. Smart will likely be eased back into his role, but his upside in steals and treys make him a very hot commodity. He should get better from the field and isn't too bad from the line. Smart should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:53 pm
    • Evan Turner starting for Boston on Friday
      Evan Turner will start at point guard against the Wolves on Friday.

      Advice: Marcus Smart (Achilles) might not be at 100 percent, so there should be a lot of playing time headed Turner's way. Coach Brad Stevens has the Celtics running at the fastest pace in the league, so there is a nice opportunity for Turner in a daily league. His value in season-long formats is also intriguing, but his upside is not as high as Smart's. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:39 pm
    • DeMar DeRozan (groin) not close to a return
      DeMar DeRozan (groin) is still not close to making a return.

      Advice: DeMar has been limited to shooting free throws, and he remains without an official return date. Kyle Lowry has been the main beneficiary with DeRozan sidelined, while Terrence Ross, Patrick Patterson, James Johnson, and Greivis Vasquez have all done their part to help fill the void. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:12 pm
       
      Injured
    • Gerald Henderson starting in place of Lance
      Gerald Henderson will start against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: Lance Stephenson (hip) did not even travel and is expected to miss time. Henderson has not been very active with the ball while with the first unit, posting a 15.5 usage rate while he's next to Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson this season. He's only worth a look in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:24 pm
    • Jeff Teague (hamstring) doubtful for Saturday
      Jeff Teague (hamstring) is doubtful to play on Saturday against the Rockets.

      Advice: It's clear the Hawks are not going to rush him back, which makes sense considering how many players have aggravated their hamstring strains this season -- David Lee and Patrick Beverley, for example. His fantasy owners should just bench him and expect him back next week. Dennis Schroder gets a date with Patrick Beverley while Shelvin Mack will also get some run. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:23 pm
       
      Injured
    • Report: Corey Brewer dealt to Houston Rockets
      Corey Brewer has been traded to the Rockets for Troy Daniels, Ronny Turiaf, two second-round picks and cash.

      Advice: This has been in the works for a few days and was expected to get done today. Brewer will come off the bench to help a very thin second unit for the Rockets right now. He's a great fit in reality, but it's certainly not going to translate to solid fantasy value. Cut him in most leagues. Meanwhile, Shabazz Muhammad will get some extra minutes and is worth a look, especially in points leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:36 am
    • Rajon Rondo expected to make Mavs debut Sat.
      Rajon Rondo is expected to make his Mavs debut Saturday vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: It's worth noting that the Mavs still intend to use Monta Ellis as their primary pick-and-roll ball handler, so while the spacing on the floor will change, Ellis' role will not. Rondo should be able to get some easier looks on offense with the offensive weapons that surround him, so perhaps he can improve on his current 40.5 percent shooting from the field. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:13 am
    • Jameer Nelson not active Friday vs. MIN
      Jameer Nelson will not be active for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

      Advice: With Marcus Smart (Achilles) being listed as questionable, there's a chance that Evan Turner will draw the start in a favorable matchup vs. the Wolves. Turner has averaged 16.0 points, 3.5 assists, and 3.5 rebounds through two games with the starting unit this season, so he could work as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:38 am
    • Derrick Rose (illness) out Friday vs. Memphis
      Derrick Rose (illness) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Expect Kirk Hinrich to draw the start, Aaron Brooks to see extended minutes off the bench, and Jimmy Butler to be tasked with running the offense. The Bulls don't play again until Monday, so we'll consider Rose questionable for that one. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:21 am
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 @ Mem
    • Tony Allen (eye) questionable Friday vs. CHI
      Tony Allen (right corneal abrasion) is questionable to play Friday vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: If Allen is forced to sit, Quincy Pondexter would likely draw another start, but he doesn't do enough statistically to be considered an option in most leagues. While Allen averages 25.8 minutes per game, he's not a large part of the offense (6.5 FGAs per game) so his absence doesn't have too much of a statistical impact on the player replacing him. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:12 am
       
      Injured
      L, 103-97 vs Chi
    • Boston's new arrivals uncertain for Friday
      Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, and Brandan Wright did not arrive in time for shootaround, and their status for Friday's game vs. Minnesota is uncertain.

      Advice: With Marcus Smart (Achilles) being listed as questionable, and Jameer's status uncertain, Evan Turner could draw the start on Friday in a favorable matchup vs. the Timberwolves. Jae Crowder would likely play sparingly behind Jeff Green if available, so his status shouldn't matter in most leagues, while Brandan Wright's spot in the rotation is not clear at this point. Stay tuned for an official update closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:06 am
    • J.R. Smith (foot) doubtful Saturday vs. PHO
      J.R. Smith (foot) is being listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Smith has been a train wreck this season, and given his obvious struggles with grasping the triangle offense, he shouldn't be viewed as a stash candidate in standard leagues. If he's unable to go Saturday, Tim Hardaway Jr. will get all the minutes he can handle, and he'd make for a quality option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:42 am
       
      Injured
    • Sergey Karasev (oblique) a game-time decision
      Sergey Karasev (oblique) has been upgraded to a game-time decision for Friday's game vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: Karasev is averaging 4.0 points and not much else this season, and it's not clear if he would replace Alan Anderson in the starting lineup if he were to play. Bojan Bogdanovic and Alan Anderson would see extended minutes if Karsev is unavailable, but none of these guys make for an attractive in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:19 am
    • Mavs 'confident' they can re-sign Rajon Rondo
      The Mavs are reportedly very "confident" that they'll be able to re-sign Rajon Rondo this offseason.

      Advice: Rondo had indicated before the trade that he'd be open to re-signing with the Mavs, so it seems to be just a formality at this point. There will be some growing pains with Rondo as he adjusts to a new system in Dallas, and it'll be interesting to see how he and Monta Ellis co-exist in the backcourt. Still, Rondo should be able to provide high assist totals while running Dallas’ high-octane offense. We recently wrote that he had a No. 129 value in standard leagues, but neglected to differentiate between 8- and 9-cat value at the time. He is the No. 77 value in 8-cat leagues and our apologies for the omission. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:39 am
    • Report: 4 teams still vying for Corey Brewer
      The Rockets, Clippers, Cavaliers, and Heat are all in pursuit of a trade that would net them Corey Brewer.

      Advice: Flip Saunders is reportedly trying to get a first-rounder in exchange for Brewer, but for Brewer, none of these destinations can been seen as a positive from a fantasy perspective. It seems to be only a matter of time until he is dealt, so owners may want to try selling high. Shabazz Muhammad and Chase Budinger would be the primary beneficiaries if/when Brewer is sent elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:29 am
    • Smart (Achilles) returned to practice Thurs.
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) returned to practice on Thursday, and is questionable to play Friday vs. the Timberwolves.

      Advice: Smart removed himself from Tuesday's practice after not feeling healthy enough to continue, but his return to Thursday's practice is an encouraging sign. With Rajon Rondo now in Dallas, Smart should be owned in most leagues as he's set to be the main man at point guard in Boston. If Smart is unable to go Friday, expect Evan Turner and Jameer Nelson (if available) to see extended minutes at the point guard spot. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:37 am
    • Russell Westbrook scores 33 points in loss
      Russell Westbrook scored 33 points against the Warriors on Thursday on 11-of-30 from the field and 8-of-12 from the line, adding three rebounds, eight assists, two steals, six turnovers and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: It was the Russell Westbrook Show -- a great show, by the way -- in the second half as he posted a ridiculous usage rate of 46.5 to go with an assist percentage of 27.3. Westbrook is easily of the best players in the league and all of his naysayers have decided to hide out for a while. He can stuff a stat sheet like only a few others can and should be viewed as a first-round asset in standard leagues. He might be the best player for Daily Fantasy Sites this side of Anthony Davis. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:44 pm
    • Jared Dudley scores season-high 19 points
      Jared Dudley scored a season-high 19 points against the Kings on Thursday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

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

      Advice: He started out red hot with 17 of those 19 coming in the first quarter, but cooled off with some fouling issues. Surprisingly, Mayo's worst quarter this season has been the first and he's been able to exhibit some added effort on both ends. What's more, his fouling has been his biggest issue with at least five fouls in three of his last five. He's more of a player to track in standards, but a big game could change that. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:22 pm
    • Jerryd Bayless plays 29 minutes on Thursday
      Jerryd Bayless played 29 minutes against the Kings on Thursday with 17 points, four rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: O.J. Mayo battled some foul trouble, so Bayless picked up some of the slack. He's going to get minutes in the mid-20s while the Bucks try to figure out how to fill their minutes at the forward spots, so he might have some low-end value in standard leagues for the next couple weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:18 pm
    • Derrick Rose not traveling with team to Memphis
      Derrick Rose (illness) is not traveling with the Bulls for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: He could travel on his own, but we would consider Rose doubtful to play. After playing 11 in a row, he's going to miss his second consecutive game. The former MVP is the most annoying player to own and his owners have probably checked for updates more than any other player. Aaron Brooks is worth a look in a sub-par matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:31 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 @ Mem
    • Corey Brewer deal not far behind
      Corey Brewer could be traded to the Rockets before the weekend.

      Advice: He would go from a guy seeing around 30 minutes to being a backup to two high-minute guys in Trevor Ariza and James Harden. Brewer would be a great fit, but the vast majority of his offense would have to come in transition. If he's on your team and Marcus Smart is out there, it makes sense to switch them and think ahead. Shabazz Muhammad is also an option, but it better suited for points leagues. Ariza would not be affected much. Harden wouldn't either, but you knew that. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:05 pm
    • Marcus Smart poised for increase in PT
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) is poised for an increase in playing time.

      Advice: He is still a major project as a scorer. Smart has made just 27.9 percent of his jumpers overall and 33.3 percent of any shot off the dribble, so both of those are going to have to come up. Unlike Rajon Rondo, Smart can potentially make a triple per game and he's not going to shoot 33.3 percent from the line, so he has decent upside with his dimes and terrific output in steals. He's worth owning in standard leagues to see how it plays out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:00 pm
    • Derrick Rose (illness) will not play on Thurs
      Derrick Rose (illness) will not play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: He was questionable for the game due to an illness and this will snap his 11-game streak of playing in games -- his longest since his ACL tear. Rose should be considered questionable for Friday against the Grizzlies. Meanwhile, Aaron Brooks is an interesting option as a plug-and-play guy. Kirk Hinrich will likely start. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:19 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 @ Mem
    • Jameer Nelson headed to Boston
      Jameer Nelson has been traded to the Celtics.

      Advice: He is having an awful year with the Mavericks and perhaps his zero-point game is what forced the team's hand to make a deal. Simply put, this might be the worst year of his career. He has a career low in assist percentage, usage rate, field goal percentage and points while just being roasted on the defensive end. Nelson is not part Boston's future, so there is little reason to add him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:18 pm
    • Report: Rajon Rondo traded to Mavericks
      The Celtics have agreed in principle to deal Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks in exchange for Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder and two draft picks, according to ESPN.com.

      Advice: It's certainly not a deal like the one the Jazz received for Deron Williams, the Nuggets got for Carmelo Anthony or the Magic pulled off for Dwight Howard, but there are assets here. Of course, the Celtics lost a lot of their leverage because of Rondo's poor play and ACL tear, so it's not a bad deal. As for Rondo's fantasy value, he's likely to lose some value. He is likely going to have to give up some ball-handling responsibilities, so he is likely to lose his current lead for assists per game. Rondo has only held No. 129 value on the season in standard leagues, so it's going to be awfully tough to deal him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:03 pm
    • Sergey Karasev (oblique) questionable Friday
      Sergey Karasev (oblique) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Cleveland.

      Advice: Alan Anderson started the last game that Karasev was sidelined, and would likely draw another start on Friday if he's unable to go. Bojan Bogdanovic would also see increased minutes, but neither Bojan nor Anderson can be considered viable options in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:38 pm
    • Dallas emerging as frontrunners for Rondo
      Boston and Dallas are reportedly discussing a deal that would send Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, and a first-round draft pick to Boston in exchange for Rajon Rondo.

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

      Advice: There are plenty of rumors flying around right now, but if true, this news bodes well for Darren Collison whose value would take a substantial hit if Rondo ended up in Sac-town. As it stands right now, the Mavericks appear to be the frontrunners in the Rondo sweepstakes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:44 pm
    • Report: Lakers trying to bring in Rajon Rondo
      The Lakers have reportedly offered multiple draft picks and Steve Nash for Rajon Rondo.

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

      Advice: By our count, the Rondo sweepstakes now includes the Mavericks, Rockets, Kings, Knicks, and Lakers bidding for the point guard's services. It's unclear what Celtics president Danny Ainge will do with his myriad of offers, but it's becoming clear that Rondo won't be wearing Celtic green for much longer. Fantasy owners would be wise to stash Marcus Smart before a trade becomes official. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:59 am
    • Derrick Rose questionable for Thursday night
      Derrick Rose (illness) is questionable for Thursday night's game against the Knicks.

      Advice: Besides the fact that Rose has played in 11 consecutive games, the silver lining here is that his questionable status has nothing to do with his knees. We'll update his status as soon as we know more, but Rose looks to be headed towards a game-time decision for Thursday's game. If Rose sits against the Knicks, Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks would become viable plug-and-play options while Jimmy Butler would also see an uptick in his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:35 am
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 @ Mem
    • Marcus Smart expected to practice Thursday
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) is expected to practice on Thursday and is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Timberwolves.

      Advice: Smart had to leave Tuesday's practice after aggravating his Achilles injury, but looks to be on the mend due to his practice status. While the rookie has had a rough start to the 2014-15 season, he's worth a flier for fantasy owners who have an open roster spot as trade rumors surrounding Rajon Rondo are picking up steam. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:21 am
    • Rajon Rondo open to re-signing with DAL/HOU
      Rajon Rondo has indicated that he is open to re-signing with Dallas or Houston if he is traded to either team.

      Advice: With Rondo set to be a free agent after the season, any team trading for him would seek assurances that he would re-sign and reports say that he would be open to doing so with the Mavericks and Rockets. While a trade to the Rockets would benefit Rondo's fantasy owners more than a deal to the Mavericks, owners with an open roster spot would be wise to take a flier on Marcus Smart. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:11 am
    • Rajon Rondo says trade rumors a way of life
      Rajon Rondo responded to recent trade speculation by saying that trade rumors have become a way of life for him.

      Advice: With reports swirling that the Celtics are shopping their star point guard, Rondo said, "[trade rumors have been] a way of life since I’ve been here. It’s just part of it." Nothing is imminent, but a rumored trade to the Mavericks would put a minor dent in Rondo's fantasy value, while owners with an extra roster spot will want to give strong consideration to taking a flier on Marcus Smart. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:45 am
    • O.J. Mayo returned to action on Wednesday December 17. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:57 pm
    • C.J. Watson goes for 12 & 4 in start
      C.J. Watson had 12 points, four assists and five turnovers on 3-of-9 shooting in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: CJW is likely going to continue to start until George Hill is ready to play again, so he's worth holding until we see Hill back on the floor after his knee injury. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:36 pm
    • Jerryd Bayless scores 10 in 22 minutes
      Jerryd Bayless scored 10 points with two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 22 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: He played his first two seasons in Portland, but didn't get his revenge. Bayless is likely to see a slight increase in playing time, but he's not taking many threes and is posting a low usage, so it's hard to be too excited about grabbing him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:14 pm
    • O.J. Mayo plays 36 minutes on Wednesday
      O.J. Mayo made 4-of-12 from the field for 12 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals, five fouls and three turnovers in 36 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's the first time he's played 36 minutes in a non-overtime game in the past year and the Bucks losing Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) just before halftime probably had something to do with it. Mayo played 16 minutes in the first half, so the plan was probably to give him around 32 minutes. Conditioning hasn't been an issue for him and he's seen some minutes at small forward this season, so owners in standard leagues can keep him in mind. He's still not playing well enough to grab, though. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:07 pm
    • Jared Dudley scores three points in start
      Jared Dudley scored three points in 27 minutes during a start against the Blazers on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, five assists and one steal.

      Advice: He committed four fouls and wasn't as involved in the offense nearly as much. Dudley's usage rate is extremely low, so he's not going to be asked to score much. His assists are fairly high for a guy with his role, but it's still not enough to move the needle enough to grab him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:51 pm
    • Gordon Hayward posts big line in win
      Gordon Hayward got hot and hit 9-of-13 shots, 4-of-5 3-pointers and 7-of-7 free throws for 29 points, six rebounds, seven assists and a block in Wednesday's win over the Heat.

      Advice: He didn't have any season highs tonight, but his shooting was out of this world and he finished with one of his better lines in what has been a fantastic season for the Butler product. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:37 pm
    • Jameer Nelson scoreless despite start, 26 min
      Jameer Nelson started and played 26 minutes, but missed all four of his shots and finished with zero points and zero assists in a win over the Pistons.

      Advice: Devin Harris had eight points, nine assists and two 3-pointers off the bench, and is clearly the better play right now. This could all be a moot point soon though, as ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the Mavs are in serious discussions with the Celtics in a deal that would send Rajon Rondo to Dallas for a package that would include C Brandan Wright. And if you think Nelson's hideous play this season has Mark Cuban trying to work out a deal for Rondo, you're probably right. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:28 pm
    • Mavericks emerge as frontrunners for Rondo
      The Mavericks have emerged as the frontrunners for Rajon Rondo and could offer at least one first-round pick along with Brandan Wright to get him.

      Advice: The Rondo rumors are flying around from all different angles, so it's sounding like a deal could be in the works. There is nothing imminent, but Rondo owners can probably start assuming he's headed to Dallas at some point -- Jameer Nelson did not score tonight. The Kings, Knicks and Rockets are also in the mix, though. Stashing Marcus Smart is making more sense right now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:25 pm
    • C.J. Watson will start against the Clippers
      C.J. Watson (illness) will start against the Clippers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He missed shootaround due to an illness, but it sounds like he's good to go based on the starting distinction. Watson has been inconsistent on the season, averaging 11.2 points, 4.4 assists and 1.2 triples in 25.0 minutes. He's worth owning in deeper leagues until George Hill (knee) is back. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:05 pm
    • Corey Brewer back on the trade block
      Corey Brewer is back on the trade block with the Rockets and Cavs as the frontrunners to acquire him.

      Advice: The Wolves should be getting their banged-up players back soon, so they don't need Brewer quite as much. He's playing around 32 minutes per game for the Wolves right now, so the team would look to guys like Shabazz Muhammad and Chase Budinger to help out. Brewer owners should plan on him losing a ton of fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:55 pm
    • Jared Dudley starting in place of Parker
      Jared Dudley will start in place of Jabari Parker on Wednesday.

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

      Advice: He suffered a corneal abrasion to his right eye on Tuesday, and was forced from that game. There is no word as to how severe the issue is, but we will pass along updates as needed. The Grizzlies have yet to name who will start in his place, but Courtney Lee, Tayshaun Prince, and Vince Carter will also see their minutes increased. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:12 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 103-97 vs Chi
    • Jeff Teague ruled out on Wednesday night
      Jeff Teague (hamstring) will not play on Wednesday night against the Cavs.

      Advice: He could miss additional time with the Hawks in the playoff hunt and all the hamstring aggravations this season. While Teague is out, Dennis Schroder is going to be a lot of fun to watch while Shelvin Mack also gets some extra playing time. Schroder is a very attractive daily play tonight and is worth a look for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:42 pm
       
      Injured
    • Marcus Smart (Achilles) out on Wednesday
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Magic.

      Advice: He pulled himself out of practice on Tuesday, so the writing was on the wall for this one. He has now missed 13 of the first 23 games this season, and can't seem to stay healthy. However, the injury is not thought to be serious, and the trade rumors about Rajon Rondo are intensifying, so Smart makes a lot of sense as a stash in deeper leagues. In the meantime, Evan Turner will see some increased minutes for the Celtics. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:39 pm
    • C.J. Watson (illness) is questionable vs. LAC
      C.J. Watson was not at shootaround and is questionable to face the Clippers on Wednesday due to a sinus infection.

      Advice: He has been playing around 30 minutes per night before taking garbage time into account, so the Pacers would have a big hole to fill. Donald Sloan would pick up some extra playing time while Rodney Stuckey's minutes would be extremely safe. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:19 pm
    • Budenholzer will monitor Jeff Teague
      Coach Mike Budenholzer said on Wednesday that the Hawks will "monitor [Jeff Teague] (hamstring, doubtful) over the next day or so and hope for the best."

      Advice: It sounds like he's out for tonight against the Cavs, but the Hawks are off until Saturday following tonight. Dennis Schroder is the favorite to pick up value, and his usage rate of 25.5 to go with a 32.4 assist percentage while he's out there bode very well for his outlook tonight. Shelvin Mack will also see a boost. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:20 am
       
      Injured
    • K.J. McDaniels admits to struggles
      K.J. McDaniels said on Wednesday that he is legs aren't where they need to be and he could be going through the rookie wall.

      Advice: "I think I'm going through the rookie [wall]. It's mostly my legs," McDaniels said. "I have to find a way to get on the court more with Robert [Covington]." Everyone loves how Covington spaces the floor, so that would help K.J. Of course, he could be hinting that he wants to start, but he's going to have to cut down on the mistakes. Struggles aside, McDaniels has 2.5 blocks per game over his last four, so his owners should hold him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:11 am
    • Jeff Teague (hamstring) is doubtful Wednesday
      Jeff Teague (hamstring) is considered doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Teague is said to be dealing with a left hamstring strain, and reportedly suffered the injury in Monday's game vs. the Bulls. Owners will want to check back prior to tip-off to confirm this news, but it appears that Dennis Schroder will likely get the nod in the starting lineup Wednesday. Owners in deeper leagues should pick up Schroder as a speculative add for short-term value, and should also give him a look as a sneaky daily plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:22 am
       
      Injured
    • J.R. Smith (foot) won't play on Thursday
      J.R. Smith (foot) will not play in Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: It will be his fifth straight game out of the lineup and it is becoming pretty evident that this injury has become a real issue for him. Smith isn't worth owning in standard leagues as he has failed to succeed in the triangle offense and it is unclear when he will return to action. Tim Hardaway Jr. will play all the minutes he can handle Thursday and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:12 am
       
      Injured
    • Sergey Karasev (left oblique) out Wed
      Sergey Karasev (left oblique) will not play in Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: He is dealing with a strained left oblique and it is unclear when he will return to action. He matched his career-high of 11 points before leaving the game Tuesday, and he had started to come alive in the starting lineup for the Nets. However, owners in deepr leagues can now look elsewhere with this news, and we can expect Bojan Bogdanovic and Alan Anderson to benefit the most. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:20 am
    • Tony Allen iffy for Wednesday w/ eye injury
      Tony Allen suffered a corneal abrasion in his right eye on Tuesday and is questionable to play on Wednesday against the Spurs.

      Advice: If Allen's out it's going to leave a big dent in the defensive scheme of Memphis, while Courtney Lee, Vince Carter and Tayshaun Prince would all see some extra minutes against the Spurs. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:22 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 103-97 vs Chi
    • Russell Westbrook scores 32 points Tuesday
      Russell Westbrook scored 32 points on 11-of-20 shooting in Tuesday's win vs. the Kings, adding six boards, seven assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Westbrook has had at least 20 points, five boards, and five assists over his last nine games, and has played his way into MVP consideration. He has been the best player on the Thunder this season, and is doing a fine job propelling the Thunder until Kevin Durant regains his previous form. Continue to expect big things from Westbrook as the Thunder edge closer to a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:08 pm
    • Deron Williams double-doubles in loss Tuesday
      Deron Williams double-doubled in Tuesday's loss to the Heat, finishing with 15 points, 11 assists, one board, two steals and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

      Advice: The trade rumors aren't going anywhere, but Williams doesn't seem too distracted on the court and has been playing really well lately. There is always going to be some risk involved with his shaky ankles, but as long as he stays healthy he will remain a must-start option in all leagues. If you were ever thinking about trading D-Will, his value likely won't be any higher than it is right now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:18 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 95-91 @ Cle
    • Tony Allen goes leaves game after hard fall
      Tony Allen left Tuesday's game after a hard fall and is questionable to return.

      Advice: It will be interesting to see if he returns to the game and we will be sure to update his status as soon as we know more. If Allen were to miss time, Tayshaun Prince and Vince Carter will see a bump in their minutes, but still won't be worth picking up in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:22 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 103-97 vs Chi
    • Sergey Karasev (sore left side) won't return
      Sergey Karasev (sore left side) will not return to Tuesday's game vs. the Heat, finishing with 11 points, three boards, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He was seen getting looked at on the sidelines before making his way back to the locker room, and it is unclear how severe the injury is. Karasev just recently moved into the starting lineup for the Nets, and has emerged as a decent option in deeper leagues. We should know more about his status shortly, but if he misses any time Bojan Bogdanovic and Alan Anderson will both benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:03 pm
    • Corey Brewer awful in loss to Washington
      Corey Brewer hit just 2-of-7 shots for four points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Brewer really hurt his owners tonight and Shabazz Muhammad would have been a better daily play in hindsight. He's coming off two really strong games and owners should still give him consideration in starting lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:56 pm
    • J.R. Smith (foot) out Tuesday vs. Dallas
      J.R. Smith (foot) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, and his status for Thursday's game vs. Chicago remains uncertain.

      Advice: That means that Tim Hardway Jr. will get all the minutes he can handle, and he'll make for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Hardaway Jr. has gone for 18, 16, and 23 points in his last three outings while seeing his minutes in the 30s, and with Smith's status uncertain for Thursday, he makes for a decent add in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:21 pm
       
      Injured
    • Rumor: Rockets still targeting Corey Brewer
      The Rockets are reportedly still trying find a deal that would net them Corey Brewer, though nothing is imminent.

      Advice: The Rockets' coaching staff likes what Brewer can offer to the team, but if he did land in Houston, his value would go in the tank. However, with nothing being imminent, this is just something to note for now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:25 pm
    • Report: Nets not having fire sale
      While reports have surfaced that the Nets want to blow up their team and trade Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez, it sounds like they're more interested in making one big deal and staying competitive as they rebuild.

      Advice: A more logical theory is that they would trade one of their so-called Big 3, and maybe two of them, but not all three. This can be viewed as good or bad news for Nets fans, as it sounds like the team will attempt to move a big contract or two but not tank to improve their draft position. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:42 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 95-91 @ Cle
    • Marcus Smart (Achilles) doubtful Wednesday
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) pulled himself out of Tuesday's practice, and is doubtful to face the Magic on Wednesday.

      Advice: Smart is averaging a meager 5.9 points and 1.5 assists on the season, and he's not worth owning in standard leagues. Evan Turner will get some extra run if Smart isn't able to go, but his game doesn't translate very well to fantasy. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:24 pm
    • Celtics hope Marcus Smart can return Weds
      The Celtics are hopeful that Marcus Smart (achilles) will be able to return for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

      Advice: Smart is still dealing with a left achilles strain that he suffered on Friday, but could be available to suit up for the injury-depleted Celtics on Wednesday. Smart could see some extra minutes upon his return with Marcus Thornton (calf) sidelined for two weeks, but he's better off left on waiver wires for now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:53 am
    • Jerryd Bayless plays 26 minutes vs. Suns
      Jerryd Bayless had a nice game in his hometown vs. the Suns on Monday, scoring 11 points with four rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in a 96-94 win.

      Advice: He's played in at least 20 minutes with at least nine points in each of his last five, averaging 10.8 points, 3.4 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.8 triples. He should get a few minutes of extra playing time as the Bucks shift their wings up to the three and four spots. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:59 pm
    • Jared Dudley plays 31 minutes as fill in
      Jared Dudley replaced Jabari Parker (knee) after his knee injury on Monday, finishing with 10 points, two rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: Coach Jason Kidd hasn't been playing Dudley too much with just 18.9 minutes per game on the season, but it's fair to think he'll get his playing time to around 26-28 minutes per game. He'll have a chance to make 1.5 treys per game, which puts him on the radar in standard leagues. Unless you hate the guy on the end of your bench, it's probably better to wait and see how things go on Wednesday against the Blazers. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:39 pm
    • Watson scores 12 points with four assists
      C.J. Watson scored 12 points on 3-of-3 shooting (6-of-7 FTs) with zero rebounds, four assists and two steals over 23 minutes in Monday's blowout win.

      Advice: Watson's line wouldn't have had as many holes if he played the full amount, but looking forward George Hill's eventual return will steal away his upside. Tonight's minutes will probably look pretty familiar when that happens though, so he could retain low-end value in 12-16 team leagues at that point. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:26 pm
    • Derrick Rose struggles with his shot
      Derrick Rose made 6-of-17 from the field for 14 points with five rebounds, eight assists, one block and six turnovers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Coach Tom Thibodeau wanted Rose to be aggressive, but he had six mid-range attempts tonight and was careless with the ball. Poor game aside, it's nice to see Rose on the court for 11 consecutive games, so his fantasy owners should have some confidence in him on a nightly basis. Rose hasn't been in the top 150 for standard leagues per-game fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:31 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 @ Mem
    • Avery Bradley scores 15 in return
      Avery Bradley (illness) returned to the lineup on Monday, finishing with 15 points, one rebound, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made 6-of-20 from the field and attempted 11 treys. Bradley doesn't really do much else besides score, so his value isn't going to translate to standard leagues very well. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:42 pm
    • K.J. McDaniels has a bad game in return
      K.J. McDaniels struggled in his return on Monday, making 2-of-10 from the field for six points with three rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 20 minutes.

      Advice: Coach Brett Brown said at halftime that his guys were sloppy and McDaniels was part of that group. Still, he blocked three shots and had 10 shots, so this night wasn't all bad. The blocks are too much of a positive to not be patient here. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:18 pm
    • Mayo leaves game with hamstring injury
      O.J. Mayo left Monday's game with a hamstring injury and returned to start the second half.

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

      Advice: He is not expected to be limited after missing Saturday due to an illness. Bradley hasn't been very productive, making just 4.1 percent from the field in December. He's a questionable player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:05 pm
    • K.J. McDaniels (ankle) returning to action
      K.J. McDaniels (ankle) will play on Monday against the Celtics.

      Advice: He is going to come off the bench tonight. McDaniels missed Saturday after aggravating an injury on Friday. He was putting up terrific defensive numbers before the injury and he is still worth owning in standard leagues. We'll get a good look to see how he co-exists with Robert Covington and Tony Wroten tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:29 pm
    • J.R. Smith (plantar fasciitis) skips practice
      J.R. Smith (foot) did not practice on Monday.

      Advice: Smith was announced as a starter on Sunday, but then he was ruled out just moments before tipoff. Considering he's dealing with a plantar fascia tear, it's going to be an issue of pain tolerance for Smith that will determine his availability moving forward. With Iman Shumpert (shoulder) already out, Tim Hardaway Jr. could soon find himself playing big minutes after logging 30-plus in each of his last two. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:45 am
       
      Injured
    • Thibodeau wants Rose to be aggressive in 4th
      Tom Thibodeau wants Derrick Rose to be more aggressive in the fourth quarter.

      Advice: "Just put it in my mind: It’s still the fourth quarter no matter what the score is I still have to be myself in the fourth quarter," said Rose. "Thibs always tells me I should be more aggressive in the fourth no matter what the score of the game is. Just getting those reps; shooting mid range, getting my floater game together." Rose added that he wasn't mentally prepared for his previous comeback, but this time around "it's totally different. I'm at peace with myself." Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:58 am
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 @ Mem
    • Westbrook shooting career-high from field
      Russell Westbrook is shooting a career-high 48.9 percent from the field and a career-high 35.7 percent from behind the 3-point line.

      Advice: Westbrook has been on an absolute tear this season, and he's doing it with improved efficiency. Westbrook is averaging a ridiculous 25.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 6.8 assists to go along with 1.7 steals and 1.0 3-pointers per game. The only knock on him currently is his 4.1 turnovers per game, but considering the stats he's piling up in an average of just 29.5 minutes, none of his owners are complaining. Let Westbrook be Westbrook. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:29 am
    • Corey Brewer sets career high w/ nine assists
      Corey Brewer scored 10 points and set a new career high with nine assists vs. the Lakers on Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, six rebounds and two steals in just 32 minutes.

      Advice: The Lakers' porous defense deserves some credit for Brewer's assist total, and he's been handling the ball far more than usual with Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Mo Williams (back) both on the sidelines. Brewer is essentially a steals specialist with enough upside to merit ownership in 12-team leagues, especially while Kevin Martin is on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:56 pm
    • Russell Westbrook nearly triple-doubles Sun
      Russell Westbrook nearly triple-doubled in Sunday's win against the Suns, finishing with 28 points, eight boards, eight assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

      Advice: If this game wasn't over so quickly, he would have easily been able to notch the coveted triple-double. Instead, he was able to comfortably watch the game end from the sidelines as the Thunder destroyed the Suns. He made all 13 of his shot attempts from the free throw line and was an animal on both ends of the court all night. The Thunder are in a heated playoff race and Westbrook looks poised to put them on his back. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:41 pm
    • Derrick Rose quiet w/ 14 points vs. Miami
      Derrick Rose couldn't build on his momentum from Friday's 31-point outburst, finishing Sunday's road win with 14 points and three assists in 27 minutes.

      Advice: Tom Thibodeau continues to be conservative with his starting PG's playing time, which makes perfect sense, and fantasy owners should still be ecstatic about Rose's averages over the past three games -- 22.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. His utter lack of defensive stats takes a big chunk out of his value in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues, where he's only a top-100 value so far this year (on a per-game basis). Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:56 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 @ Mem
    • Gordon Hayward shoots 4-of-14 in Jazz loss
      Gordon Hayward made only 4-of-14 shots to finish Sunday's road loss with 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Hayward was red-hot to begin the season but he's since settled into top-50 value, which should be sustainable as the primary option in Utah's offense. Fantasy owners' only concern should be his FG percentage, which is slogging along at 40.7 percent over Utah's past seven games. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:42 pm
    • J.R. Smith (heel) now out for Sunday's game
      J.R. Smith (heel) is now out for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: He was announced as a starter prior to the game but has now been officially ruled out. This is a tough blow for his owners as he could have been looking at a decent increase in minutes with Iman Shumpert (shoulder) on the sidelines. Tim Hardaway Jr. will be the biggest beneficiary of this news, and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:04 pm
       
      Injured
    • J.R. Smith (heel) will start Sunday vs. TOR
      J.R. Smith (heel) will replace Iman Shumpert (out, shoulder) in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: Smith has been very hit-or-miss this season, so he makes for a risky option in daily leagues. Tim Hardaway Jr. loses some luster with Smith returning to the lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:59 pm
       
      Injured
    • Avery Bradley (flu) will be active on Monday
      Avery Bradley (flu) is expected to be active for Monday's game vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: He missed just one game on Friday, and although he's still having some stomach issues, he declared himself "fine." Owners can deploy him as they normally would and he should still be owned in most leagues. Evan Turner's value takes a slight hit with this news, though he could still soak up the limited minutes that Marcus Smart (Achilles) usually plays. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:38 am
    • Marcus Smart (Achilles) out for Monday's game
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) is listed as out for Monday's game vs. the 76ers, and is not travelling with the team.

      Advice: He reportedly has a chance to play on Wednesday and should practice on Tuesday, so the injury isn't thought to be too serious. However, Smart isn't a big part of the rotation and would need an injury or trade of Rajon Rondo to be relevant in standard leagues. Leave Smart on the waiver wire for now. Evan Turner should receive a few extra minutes with this news. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:36 am
    • O.J. Mayo scores six in 11 minutes
      O.J. Mayo scored six points against the Clippers on Saturday with one assist and two turnovers in 11 minutes.

      Advice: It's his second game in his last four with minutes under 14 and he's made just 40 percent from the field on the year, so it's going to be awfully tough to trust him. Mayo is going to need to string together about five games in a row for fantasy owners in most leagues to consider grabbing him. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:46 pm
    • Sergey Karasev struggles in start on Saturday
      Sergey Karasev started again for Brooklyn on Saturday, but struggled mightily by scoring just three points to go with one assist, one board, one steal and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He had a decent game on Friday against the 76ers in which he scored 11 points in 28 minutes, but he disappeared against the Hornets and couldn't get anything going. However, as long as he is starting he will be worth monitoring in deeper leagues, but he is still a long ways away from standard league consideration. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:43 pm
    • Deron Williams plays well in easy win on Sat
      Deron Williams played well in Saturday's easy win over the Hornets, finishing with 18 points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with 10 assists, two boards and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: This line would have been even more impressive if this game wasn't such a blowout, but owners can't really complain. Williams has been playing pretty well this season despite slumping last week, but as long as he is healthy he will be a must-start option in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:37 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 95-91 @ Cle
    • Jeff Teague scores 24 points with eight dimes
      Jeff Teague scored a game-high 24 points against the Magic during a 100-99 loss on Saturday, adding three rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He had a mini-slump coming into tonight, averaging just 8.5 points per game. Teague's offense has come around and he's improved off the dribble a ton, so there's no signs of him regressing. He's been a top-30 player on the season and should stay in that neighborhood, especially considering how well he's playing with Al Horford. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:58 pm
       
      Injured
    • C.J. Watson scores 23 points in 33 minutes
      C.J. Watson had his best game of the season on Saturday with 23 points, one rebound, five assists and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He made just 37.1 percent from the field this season before tonight, but buried 8-of-11 in a losing effort. His minutes have been on the rise and he should be able to keep his minutes in the mid 20s even when George Hill gets back. He's worth a look for owners need treys. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:18 pm
    • Doug McDermott (knee) likely out 6-8 weeks
      Doug McDermott (knee) could have to rehab his knee for anywhere from 6-8 weeks.

      Advice: This is devastating news for the rookie, and he will likely be sidelined until the All-Star Break. McDermott wasn't in the rotation before the injury, so his absence won't have a big impact in terms of fantasy. McDermott can be cut across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:44 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 @ Mem
    • K.J. McDaniels (ankle) out on Saturday night
      K.J. McDaniels (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

      Advice: He was questionable to play for Friday due to the same ankle injury and he rolled it again last night. McDaniels only played 19 minutes on Friday, so the injury makes sense now. He should remain stashed in standard leagues. Hollis Thompson, Luc Mbah a Moute, Robert Covington and Tony Wroten should pick up some more run. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:51 pm
    • Jameer Nelson plays 27 minutes in return
      Jameer Nelson played 28 minutes in his return to the lineup on Saturday against the Warriors, making 2-of-7 from the field for six points with four rebounds, five assists and one steal.

      Advice: He had some Kinesio tape on his shooting shoulder and maybe that was a factor today. Nelson is making just 38.1 percent from the from the field on the season while not doing much else, so he's not a fantasy option right now. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:43 pm
    • J.R. Smith day-to-day w/ plantar fascia tear
      J.R. Smith was diagnosed with a small tear of his plantar fascia and is questionable to play on Sunday.

      Advice: It sounds like a minor injury, but the Knicks aren't going to be in any rush to bring him back. Smith doesn't have a history of plantar fascia issues, though. While he's out, Tim Hardaway Jr. will get some extra shots to play with. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:34 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jameer Nelson (shoulder) will play Saturday
      Jameer Nelson (shoulder) will play in Saturday's game vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: He doesn't have a favorable matchup considering he will have to go up against arguably the best point guard in the league, Stephen Curry, so owners should probably look elsewhere for production. Devin Harris and J.J. Barea's value takes a hit with this news. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:02 am
    • Jameer Nelson (shoulder) is a game-time call
      Jameer Nelson (shoulder) will be a game-time decision for Saturdays' game vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: Coach Rick Carlisle said he was more optimistic about Nelson playing than he was about Chandler Parsons (back), so it will be interesting to see if he will give it a go. Nelson isn't a reliable option due to Dallas' crowded backcourt, but Devin Harris would be worth a plug-and-play if Nelson sits while J.J. Barea will also get more minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:31 am
    • Francisco Garcia (ankle) is out on Saturday
      Francisco Garcia (ankle) will not play in Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets.

      Advice: He is still not practicing and it is looking like this won't be the last game he misses due to his ankle. Even if he was healthy, he doesn't have a large enough role to warrant consideration in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:03 am
    • Jameer Nelson (shoulder) questionable for Sat
      Jameer Nelson (shoulder) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Warriors.

      Advice: He has already missed Wednesday's game, and it wouldn't be a bad idea for Dallas to rest the veteran until he gets healthy. Nelson has battled a variety of ailments this season, and he has really struggled with the first unit this season. If he sits, expect Devin Harris to draw the start while J.J. Barea would also get more run. Harris is worth a look for short-term value or as a daily plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:59 am
    • Gerald Henderson plays 37 minutes
      Gerald Henderson played 37 minutes during a 113-107 overtime loss in Memphis on Friday, scoring 10 points with three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

      Advice: He had a tip in at the end of regulation to get this game to overtime. Henderson should get some minutes for the next week or so, but he's not going to have fantasy value in most leagues because he doesn't do much in his playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:34 pm
    • Brewer hands out eight assists on Friday
      Corey Brewer scored six points on 3-of-8 shooting with five rebounds, eight assists, four steals, one block and six turnovers in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Brewer's production may be a little funky from night to night but he's a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:34 pm
    • Westbrook still on a tear with 34-6-6
      Russell Westbrook continued his tear with 34 points on 12-of-19 shooting (2-of-3 3PTs, 8-of-9 FTs), six rebounds, six assists and two steals in Friday's win over the Wolves.

      Advice: Westbrook has yet to have a game this season in which he hasn't put up 20 points, five boards and five assists. Our only concern is that he continues to jam like a madman with his still-recovering right hand and nobody in Oklahoma City has the fortitude to demand he stop for a few weeks. He's the No. 7 and 16 play in 8- and 9-cat leagues on a per-game basis, respectively. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:32 pm
    • Deron Williams misses all eight from field
      Deron Williams missed all eight shots from the field during an 88-70 win over the 76ers on Friday, making three shots from the line with four rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and two turnovers.

      Advice: He's in a bad slump over his last three, making just 8-of-37 (21.6 percent) from the field. Williams was having a successful offensive season before this dud and he should be better his next time out. There will be some trade rumors surrounding him until the deadline, but he should have decent value as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:56 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 95-91 @ Cle
    • Watson posts solid line in start at the point
      C.J. Watson started at point guard in Friday's loss, scoring 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Watson has been knocking off the rust for the most part since returning to action but this is a nice look for him. He's worth a hard look for a chance at solid late-round value while George Hill is out. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:54 pm
    • Sergey Karasev plays well on Friday
      Sergey Karasev played well against the 76ers on Friday during a start with 11 points, two rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

      Advice: He's outplaying Bojan Bogdanovic right now and is taking his minutes. Karasev still has a lot of work to do in order to climb into the conversation in standard leagues and is only on the radar in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:32 pm
    • Turner quiet in start against the Knicks
      Evan Turner started for injured Avery Bradley on Friday and scored 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting with two rebounds and one assist in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Turner is not a good fantasy asset even when he's getting minutes so owners can ignore him outside of daily formats. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:26 pm
    • K.J. McDaniels has a massive due
      K.J. McDaniels did not score in 19 minutes against the Nets on Friday, adding two rebounds, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He played terribly with three turnovers and three fouls. McDaniels is a rookie and he's coming off the bench, so the inconsistencies are absolutely going to be there. Still, his upside in defense makes him worth owning in standard leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:11 pm
    • Jeff Teague turns it around in a win
      Jeff Teague turned it around during an 87-81 win over the Magic on Friday, scoring 13 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Hawks are on fire and have won nine in a row to vault themselves to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. Teague has been on a roller coaster in his last five with averages of 12.2 points, 3.0 boards, 6.0 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.0 triples. He's a must-start guy right now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:42 pm
       
      Injured
    • Rose scores season-high 31 points in win
      Derrick Rose scored a season-high 31 points on 14-of-24 shooting with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in the Bulls' 115-106 win over the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: Rose has been a mess this season and averaging just 0.6 combined steals and blocks on the year he's returning just top 90-150 value (8/9 cat) in standard leagues. On a deep team, he's not getting the volume necessary to float his poor peripherals, and if you want to get out from under his risk this is probably a good time. As an aside, he'll probably lift those valuations a bit as long as he stays relatively healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:01 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 @ Mem
    • Marcus Smart (Achilles) out for game
      Marcus Smart suffered a left Achilles strain on Friday and will not return.

      Advice: Not good. He was on the exercise bike for a minute and went to the locker room under his own power. Smart had a bad ankle sprain last month and he looks like he's going to miss time with this issue. Marcus Thornton and Evan Turner are going to get even more playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:18 pm
    • Doug McDermott has knee surgery
      Doug McDermott had arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday and is out indefinitely.

      Advice: It doesn't sound like a serious surgery and he could make it back before the All-Star break. McDermott has basically fallen out of the rotation anyway and can be cut in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:28 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 @ Mem
    • Evan Turner starting for Celtics
      Evan Turner will start for the Celtics in place of Avery Bradley.

      Advice: He will likely share the minutes at shooting guard with Marcus Thornton. Bradley does have 30.0 minutes per game on the season, so there should be some playing time to go around. Turner is worth a look as a plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:49 pm
    • Karasev still starting on Friday night
      The Nets will start Deron Williams, Sergey Karasev, Joe Johnson, Kevin Garnett and Mason Plumlee against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: Karasev has passed Bojan Bogdanovic on the depth chart for now and it could stick unless Bogdanovic turns it around. Of course, this news only concerns owners in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:44 pm
    • C.J. Watson will start on Friday vs. Toronto
      C.J. Watson will enter the starting lineup on Friday, with Rodney Stuckey shifting over to SG, and Solomon Hill headed to the bench.

      Advice: Watson will be tasked with running the Pacers' offense, but he's a risky play in daily leagues due to his hit-or-miss nature. Stuckey could benefit by moving to his natural position of shooting guard, and he has a decent matchup vs. the Raptors tonight. Watson is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues, as George Hill is still not close to making a return. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:08 pm
    • J.R. Smith out with a sore left heel vs. BOS
      J.R. Smith (heel) will not play against the Celtics on Friday.

      Advice: It will be his second game out of the lineup, but X-rays were negative. He's said that his heel is improving, but he's scheduled to get an MRI to make sure nothing is serious. Smith has his lowest true shooting percentage since his rookie season and has looked lost in the triangle offense. With him out, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Iman Shumpert figure to get a bump in minutes and shots. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:01 pm
       
      Injured
    • Avery Bradley (flu) out Friday vs. the Knicks
      Avery Bradley (flu-like symptoms) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: It will either be Evan Turner or Marcus Smart that draws the start in his place, and we'll let you know when we get official word. However, neither guy is that alluring on such a busy Friday night. Jeff Green could be asked to do more on offense with Bradley sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:44 pm
    • Francisco Garcia (ankle) still out for ROX
      Francisco Garcia (ankle) will not play against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: He is not practicing yet and looks like he'll miss more games. Garcia is not worth owning in almost any league now that the Rockets are getting some players back. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:18 am
    • Jameer Nelson (shoudler) is questionable
      Jameer Nelson (shoulder) is questionable to face the Warriors on Saturday.

      Advice: He did not play on Wednesday and he certainly has a chance to miss this one. Devin Harris stepped up off the bench and is worth a look for short-term value. Nelson is not worth owning in most leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:06 am
    • K.J. McDaniels (ankle) set to play Friday
      Updating a previous report, K.J. McDaniels (ankle) will play Friday vs. the Nets.

      Advice: McDaniels is currently in a shooting slump, going 15-of-51 from the field over his past five games, but he's also chipping in averages of 2.4 blocks, 1.8 steals, 1.0 three-pointer over that span. He has a nice matchup against the Nets, so owners looking for some blocks and steals can go ahead and roll him out there. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:41 am
    • K.J. McDaniels (ankle) questionable Friday
      K.J. McDaniels (left ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: This ankle injury is coming out of no where, but given the Sixers tendency to not play their guys at less than 100 percent, there is a chance that K.J. sits this one out. If McDaniels can’t go, there will be more minutes to go around for guys like Alexey Shved, Hollis Thompson, and Robert Covington. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:16 am
    • J.R. Smith (heel) doubtful Friday vs. Boston
      Head coach Derek Fisher said that J.R. Smith (index finger, left heel) has a better chance at playing than Carmelo Anthony, but remains doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: With both Anthony and Smith being considered doubtful for Friday's game, it's looking like Amare Stoudemire, Iman Shumpert, and Tim Hardaway Jr. will have their hands full. Stoudemire and Hardaway look like quality daily league plays, while Shumpert comes with a bit more risk as he's been slumping lately. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:28 am
       
      Injured
    • Russell Westbrook scores 26 points in win
      Russell Westbrook was everywhere against the Cavs on Thursday with 26 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He is co-existing just fine with Kevin Durant and is still posting a usage rate of 35.9 in his last five games since Durant debuted, which is only a shade below where he was before. Westbrook is the only player to have a usage rate greater than 30 and an assist percentage over 40 -- he's at 37.3 and 44.6, respectively. No player in the NBA is the offensive weapon that Westbrook is and he'll have elite fantasy value as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:22 pm
    • Francisco Garcia still not ready to play
      Francisco Garcia (ankle) will not play against the Kings on Thursday.

      Advice: He has been out since Dec. 6 and could miss additional time. Garcia has been hurt a lot in his career, so the Rockets are not going to rush him back. He is not worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:39 pm
    • Doug McDermott (knee) out Friday vs. Portland
      Doug McDermott (knee) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: He might have not even played if he was active. McDermott doesn't offer enough statistically to be considered an option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:15 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 @ Mem
    • J.R. Smith (heel) questionable for Friday
      J.R. Smith (left heel) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Boston.

      Advice: Smith had x-rays taken on his ailing left heel after Wednesday's game (which he did not play), but they came back negative. With both Carmelo Anthony (knee) and Smith being listed as questionable for Friday, Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. could be in line for heavy minutes. Amare Stoudemire would also likely handle a lot of the responsibilities on the offensive end. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:58 pm
       
      Injured
    • Doug McDermott (knee) doesn't practice Thurs.
      Doug McDermott (knee) was not able to practice on Thursday, and is not likely to play Friday vs. Portland.

      Advice: McDermott sees very limited minutes off the Bulls bench, so whether he plays or not should be of no concern to owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:23 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 @ Mem
    • DeMar DeRozan still a ways away from return
      DeMar DeRozan (groin) was able to shoot free throws during Thursday's practice, but Raptors' head coach Dwane Casey said he is still a ways away from returning.

      Advice: "He can't move," Casey said of DeRozan. It's nice to see DeRozan get back on the court after tearing his adductor longus tendon, but it's sounding unlikely that we'll to see him return before the calendar turns to 2015. The Raptors are employing a combination of Greivis Vasquez, James Johnson, Terrence Ross, and Patrick Patterson to fill in for DeRozan, but Kyle Lowry is still the biggest fantasy beneficiary from his absence. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:38 am
       
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose says he's finally feeling great
      Derrick Rose said he's feeling great both mentally and physically after Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: That might be the best news Rose's fans and fantasy owners have heard in two years. "I just feel great. My body is healthy. My mind is good. My spirit is good," Rose said. "Just trying to keep it going and know that when I have bad games like last game, they're going to happen." Rose has the potential to be a top fantasy player, but his owners may want to investigate selling high now that he's coming off a strong performance after playing eight consecutive games. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:38 am
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 @ Mem
    • Corey Brewer struggling with Wolves' rebuild
      Corey Brewer admitted that it's not easy playing on a rebuilding team like the Timberwolves.

      Advice: Brewer has been a stabilizing veteran presence on the injury-riddled Timberwolves, but he admitted on Wednesday that is hasn't been easy. "It’s tough for me, I’m not going to lie," Brewer said. "When I came back here, I wasn’t expecting this, to rebuild again. It comes with the territory. It’s business." The veteran is averaging 11.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 3.0 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 0.6 three-pointers over his last five games and is a must-start fantasy option while Kevin Martin is out. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:30 am
    • Corey Brewer goes off in win over Blazers
      Corey Brewer torched the Blazers for 19 points, eight rebounds, five assists, five steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-11 shooting on Wednesday.

      Advice: He hit 10-of-10 free throws in his best game of the season and is averaging 11.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 3.0 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.6 3-pointers over his last five games. He's also had five steals in each of his last two, and along with Andrew Wiggins, is nearly a must-start for as long as Kevin Martin is out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:26 pm
    • Jeff Teague scores just four points in Wed.
      Jeff Teague made just 1-of-5 against the 76ers on Wednesday with four points, one rebound, six assists, two steals and two turnovers.

      Advice: This is a very disappointing game in what should have been a great matchup for him. This was fourth single-digit scoring game in his last seven and his first game without a trey since Nov. 25. Teague should turn it around against the Magic on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:23 pm
       
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose scores 23 in easy win for Bulls
      Derrick Rose hit 8-of-15 shots for 23 points, four rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: Rose hit just 2-of-11 shots for nine points in his previous game on Saturday, but has been playing well outside of that one. He's played in eight straight games and with a day off before Friday's game against the Blazers, he's looking to make it nine straight. If he can somehow stay healthy the rest of the way, the early headaches will have been worth it. However, selling him off before the next string of missed games happens is probably the smart plan of action. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:59 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 @ Mem
    • K.J. McDaniels brings the D as per usual
      K.J. McDaniels blocked two blocks and had two steals against the Hawks on Wednesday with 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

      Advice: His shooting is lost right now, making just 29.4 percent from the field over his last five. McDaniels did post averages of 9.8 points, 6.6 boards, 2.2 assists, 2.4 blocks, 1.8 steals and 1.0 triples in that span, so he's making it up in other areas. He should be owned in all standards. Additionally, he had 70 friends and family members in attendance tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:58 pm
    • Jarrett Jack struggling right now
      Jarrett Jack hit just 1-of-8 shots for seven points, six rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

      Advice: He hit just 1-of-4 shots on Monday, but the minutes are there and he's a guard worth keeping an eye on going forward. He'll break out of the funk soon. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:41 pm
    • Evan Turner comes back to Earth
      Evan Turner did not score on Wednesday during a 96-87 loss on Wednesday with three rebounds, four assists and one steal.

      Advice: He had an 18-point outburst on Monday and coach Brad Stevens played him down the stretch against the Wizards in that one, but that was obviously a fluke. Turner's per-minute production has been sub-par, so he's going to need a lot to happen in order to have fantasy value in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:07 pm
    • C.J. Watson goes for 8 & 7 in 28 minutes
      C.J. Watson hit just 1-of-7 shots for eight points, seven assists and two steals in 28 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: He came off the bench, but given how poorly some of the Pacer starters have played lately, it's not out of the question that CJW is starting soon. He'll take a hit once George Hill is back, and has been pretty inconsistent thus far, but after the Pacer starters were benched tonight, things could be changing in Indy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:59 pm
    • Jameer Nelson (shoulder) will not play vs. NO
      Jameer Nelson will not play against the Pelicans on Wednesday due to a right shoulder injury.

      Advice: The injuries are really piling up for Jameer and the severity is not yet known. Nelson could miss more time and wasn't great to begin for his patient fantasy owners, so there's little incentive to keep him despite a big game on Tuesday. Devin Harris is worth a look tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:18 pm
    • Francisco Garcia ruled out for Wednesday
      Francisco Garcia (ankle) will not play on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was questionable earlier today, but shootaround must not have went well. Garcia would have picked up some playing time because of all the injuries, but he could miss Thursday as well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:11 pm
    • Francisco Garcia (ankle) questionable on Wed
      Francisco Garcia (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Warriors

      Advice: The Rockets are severely depleted, and could use all the bodies that they can muster against the talented Warriors. Garcia could emerge as a deep league asset over the short-term due to increased opportunity, but owners in standard leagues can do better. if he sits this one out, expect Trevor Ariza to play big minutes down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:57 am
    • Doug McDermott (knee) inactive Wednesday
      Doug McDermott (knee) will not play in Wednesday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: He is not in the rotation for the Bulls and rarely sees more than a few minutes on the court when he is active. You can safely ignore Mcdermott on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:28 am
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 @ Mem
    • Jerryd Bayless solid in 20 minutes vs. OKC
      Bucks guard Jerryd Bayless played one of his most complete games of the season on Tuesday, scoring 11 points with six assists and two steals in just 20 minutes of action.

      Advice: He's had a few solid games this year, including last Friday's 12-point, five-assist, two-steal performance, but his limited 3-point range and sporadic production spoil any fantasy value. Jared Dudley chipped in eight points on Tuesday while reserves Khris Middleton and Zaza Pachulia each scored seven, and the Bucks continue to have one of the league's most productive benches. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:36 pm
    • Russell Westbrook leads Thunder w/ 28 points
      Russell Westbrook had 28 points, five rebounds, seven dimes and three steals in 32 minutes during Tuesday's win vs. the visiting Bucks.

      Advice: He led the Thunder in shot attempts and has now recorded at least 21 points, five rebounds and seven assists in each of his five games this season. It's not surprising that he easily leads all NBA guards with 63 games of at least 25-5-5 over the past seven seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:32 pm
    • Doug McDermott (knee) out Wednesday vs. Nets
      Doug McDermott (knee) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: McDermott only gets minutes during garbage-time, so there's not much fantasy implications to him being inactive. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:29 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 @ Mem
    • Report: Brooklyn shopping their star players
      The Nets have made Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Brook Lopez available via trade, according to sources of ESPN.

      Advice: The Nets currently roster the most expensive team in the league, but also boast a losing record of 8-11, so it's not exactly shocking that Brooklyn management is looking to unload some of their less than desirable contracts. However, with all these guys under performing relative to their contract, there probably aren’t many teams eager to add one of these names to their roster. Without knowing what pieces would be coming in, it's too difficult to do any analysis on potential outcomes, so this is just something worth noting for now. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:30 am
       
      Injured
      L, 95-91 @ Cle
    • Turner has big game off the bench
      Evan Turner scored 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting with six rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one block and two threes in 39 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: Turner vaults into a 12-team value on the year with this whopper of a line, but chances are he'll be a deep league asset at best when things even out. He's averaging 22.8 minutes, 9.2 points, 3.9 boards, 3.4 assists and hitting 92.3 percent of his foul shots. As usual, he's hitting just a combined 1.5 steals, blocks and threes per game on the year. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 9:02 pm
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