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    • Report: Cavs out of the running for Ray Allen
      According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, the Cavs are officially out of the running for Ray Allen.

      Advice: "Ray Allen is not going to sign with the Cavs," said Windhort. "I don't think he's going to play. If he decides he wants to, it won't be with the Cavs." Wherever Allen decides to play this season, or if he decides to play this season, should be of no concern to owners in standard leagues, as he's not going to be anything more than an end-of-the-bench kind of guy on a contending roster. The Hawks, Wizards, Warriors, and Spurs remain in the conversation for Allen’s services. Rotoworld.com
      23 minutes ago
    • Gerald Green plays 16 minutes
      Gerald Green played 16 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with two points, one assist and one steal.

      Advice: He was the No. 2 guy off the bench and he only made 1-of-4 from the field. Green was more focused on defense tonight, but he still has a long way to go to getting back in the good graces of his coach. If you want to add someone like Kelly Olynyk for Green, go for it. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:28 am
    • Archie Goodwin gets a DNP-CD
      Archie Goodwin picked up a DNP-CD on Thursday.

      Advice: Shockingly, coach Jeff Hornacek tightened up his rotation. The Suns may have already seen all they needed to, so Goodwin could be done for now. We'll see you in Summer League, Archie. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:12 am
    • Not Untucked: P.J. Tucker has solid game
      P.J Tucker picked up big minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, one block and one turnover.

      Advice: He played 35 minutes and coach Jeff Hornacek put him in the unenviable position of guarding Russ Westbrook down the stretch. Tucker is racking up stats right now and he's getting consistent minutes, so he should be viewed as a must-own player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:57 pm
    • Mt. Bledsoe erupts against the Thunder
      Eric Bledsoe was a superstar against the Thunder on Thursday during a 117-113 overtime win, making 11-of-16 from the field for 28 points with 13 rebounds, nine assists, one steal, four blocks and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: That's good for an effective field goal percentage of 75.0. In what was a very uptempo game, Bledsoe seemed to be in total control, which has been the story for his game lately. In his last six games, Bledsoe averaged 20.7 points, 7.3 boards, 7.2 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.3 blocks and 1.3 treys on 50.6 percent from the field. People don't call him Mini-LeBron for no reason. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:48 pm
    • Brandon Knight scores 15 points in win
      Brandon Knight played 48 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: While he did get a front-row seat of the Russ Westbrook Show, Knight looked good. He had a lot of ISO plays and he ran the offense a ton tonight, especially in transition. It's pretty clear coach Jeff Hornacek is going to stagger Knight's minutes with Eric Bledsoe, which should elevate his usage rate. Considering how many treys he's taking, his fantasy value shouldn't fall off too much. He should be viewed as a mid-round guy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:40 pm
    • Dion Waiters scores 16 points against Suns
      Dion Waiters scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting on Thursday vs. the Suns, adding two steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He has now scored in double digits in each of his last four games, and he hasn't been shy about hoisting up shots either, averaging 15 shots per game over that span. That being said, Waiters still doesn't do enough outside of scoring to be considered in standard leagues, and the eventual return of Kevin Durant (foot) will hurt his value. Leave Waiters on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:31 pm
    • Klay Thompson scores just 13 points in loss
      Klay Thompson was held to just 13 points in a loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday, adding seven boards, four assists, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He shot just 5-of-13 from the field and turned the ball over three times, but the three blocks were his most since Jan. 17. Thompson has seen his scoring average dip to 18.2 points per game in February after averaging 25.9 points in January, so hopefully the sharpshooter gets back on track soon. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:04 pm
    • Stephen Curry scores 18 with six assists
      Stephen Curry notched 18 points on 5-of-17 shooting in Thursday's loss to the Cavaliers, adding six assists, three boards, one steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He is coming off a 32-point performance against the Wizards on Tuesday, so his owners should give him a pass here. The good news is that Curry said his foot is feeling "pretty solid", and head coach Steve Kerr went even further and said that it was no longer an issue. Curry is locked into an all-out battle for the MVP Award alongside James Harden, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, so his owners are in for quite a show as we draw closer to the fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:24 pm
    • J.R. Smith scores just four points on Thurs.
      J.R. Smith was held to just four points for the second straight game on Thursday vs. the Warriors, shooting just 1-of-5 from the floor and missing both of his 3-point attempts.

      Advice: He saved his line with four rebounds, five assists and four steals, but this has been the story of Smith's career so far. He is one of the streakiest players in the NBA, and his owners will simply have to take the good with the bad. Smith is still worth owing in most leagues, especially now that Kyrie Irving could miss some time with a shoulder issue. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:17 pm
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) doubtful for Friday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not travel to Indiana on Thursday night is now doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: Irving is set to undergo an MRI on Friday morning, so his owners will have to agonizingly wait for an update. The fact that he is not going to travel with the team should all but rule him out for Friday, but crazier things have happened. Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova will have their hands full in the backcourt if Irving sits, while LeBron James and Kevin Love will carry the load on offense for the Cavs. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:06 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Ind
    • Kyrie Irving says his shoulder feels sore
      Kyrie Irving said that his shoulder was sore after Thursday's game vs. the Warriors, and he will see how he feels in the morning before deciding on his status for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: We will keep him on the injury report unless we get a positive report after shootaround on Friday, but his owners should have backup plan ready just in case. Irving was able to play through the pain against the Warriors and managed to score 24 points, but there's no telling how his shoulder will respond once the adrenaline from the thrilling matchup with Stephen Curry wears off. If Irving sits Friday, expect Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova to see an uptick in minutes for Cleveland, while LeBron James and Kevin Love would have even more responsibility on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:22 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Ind
    • Kyrie Irving plays through shoulder injury
      Kyrie Irving played through a shoulder injury in Thursday's win over the Warriors, finishing with 24 points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He was simply battling soreness in his shoulder after a minor bump so his owners shouldn't be too concerned. Irving shot just 6-of-17 from the field and 2-of-8 from 3-point range, but his owners can cut him some slack considering he had to go up against the man they call Stephen Curry. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:55 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Ind
    • Foot no longer a concern for Stephen Curry
      Steve Kerr said that he spoke with Stephen Curry and the team's athletic trainer on Thursday, and that Curry's foot issue is no longer a concern.

      Advice: Curry also said that his foot is feeling "pretty solid," so it appears that there will be no lingering issues after he was forced to miss Sunday's game vs. the Pacers. Curry is coming off a 30-point, eight-assist outing from Tuesday, and he'll look to keep the momentum going with what should be a thrilling matchup against the Cavs tonight. Hopefully the last we hear of any foot/ankle issues for the MVP-candidate this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:49 pm
    • C.J. Miles (foot) doesn't practice Thursday
      C.J. Miles (foot) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and head coach Frank Vogel said that he was hopeful to have him available for Friday's game vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: If Miles is forced to sit on Friday, Rodney Stuckey will get all the run he can handle, although he'd remain a risky play in daily leagues as he's battled with consistency all season long. Solomon Hill would also have more opportunity for playing time if Miles is unavailable, but he too has struggled with consistency this season, and would make for a risky option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:19 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Cle
    • James Harden questionable for Friday vs Nets
      James Harden (ankle) did not practice on Thursday, and is questionable for Friday against the Nets.

      Advice: With Dwight Howard (knee) already out and Patrick Beverley (illness) also questionable, missing Harden on Friday would be a big blow to the Rockets. We'll update his status as soon as possible, but some combination of Trevor Ariza, Josh Smith, Jason Terry, and Beverley (if he plays) would have to pick up the slack for Harden if he has to sit out on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:06 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Bkn
    • DeMar DeRozan shares Lowry's trash sentiments
      Using Kyle Lowry's recent comments as a jumping off point, DeMar DeRozan said his game is right in the trash next to Lowry's.

      Advice: DeRozan's recent play hasn't taken as big of a dip as Lowry's, but his averages of 17.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists over his last five games are all down from his season averages. While DeRozan doesn't provide much in terms of peripheral stats, he's still a solid top-75 fantasy player due to his ability to score in bunches. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:00 am
    • Steph Curry says foot feeling better
      Steph Curry (ankle) said his foot is feeling "pretty solid" and that it has responded well to treatment.

      Advice: Curry dropped 32 points with five three-pointers and eight assists on Tuesday, so his recent play certainly backs up his statement. The Warriors have a brutal schedule coming up with four games in each of the next five weeks, but a healthy Curry could pay huge dividends for his fantasy owners with that much game volume on the horizon. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:55 am
    • Kobe has no regrets with Dwight Howard
      Kobe Bryant (shoulder) said he has no regrets on his relationship with Dwight Howard during Howard's time with the Lakers.

      Advice: Even though Bryant is out for the season, he's had no shortage of excellent quotes as of late. "I tried teaching Dwight. I tried showing him," Bryant said. "But when he saw the reality of it, it made him uncomfortable. And it's very tough to be able to fight through that, to deal with that challenge. And I don't think he was willing to deal with that uncomfortable and combative nature." Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:52 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Andre Miller interested in re-signing w/ SAC
      Andre Miller expressed interest in playing another NBA season and re-signing with the Kings.

      Advice: Miller turns 39 in March, but doesn't seem ready to retire just yet. With Darren Collison (hip) possibly out for the rest of the season and Ray McCallum struggling, Miller could be in line for more minutes in Sacramento this season. Miller's upside is limited and the Kings may end up deciding to give McCallum more time to learn, but the 39-year-old is worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:46 am
       
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • Wesley Matthews bounces back with 31
      Wesley Matthews, who missed all seven of his shots and scored four points on Sunday, got it back on Wednesday, hitting 11-of-18 shots and four 3-pointers for 31 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in a win over the Spurs.

      Advice: Yes! Arron Afflalo scored 10 points off the bench, and owners who were scared that Afflalo's presence would ruin Matthews should be feeling much better about things after this performance. And yes, he just went from a season low in scoring to a season high in back-to-back games, which is pretty hard for fantasy studs to do at this point in the season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:11 am
       
      7:30 pm vs OKC
    • James Harden limps out of arena after win
      James Harden suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter and played through it during a big 110-105 win over the Clippers on Wednesday, scoring 21 points with four rebounds, 10 assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: "It’s pretty sore right now, but I’ll get some rest tonight and ice it," Harden said. "Hopefully be ready to go Friday." He limped out of the arena and he is likely going to be on the injury report for Friday's game against the Nets. Meanwhile, Harden finally stuck it to the Clippers. In his career, the Clippers kept Harden to an NBA-low 13.4 points per game before tonight. He is leading the NBA in VORP (value over replacement player) and is right at the top of the list for MVP candidates. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:56 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Bkn
    • Andre Miller plays 26 minutes on Wednesday
      Andre Miller played 26 minutes off the bench and had four points, six rebounds and seven assists in the Kings win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

      Advice: Ray McCallum hasn't been getting it done and it sounds like Darren Collison's season might be over due to his hip injury, so Miller is next in line. However, given his age and the Kings being out of the playoffs, they might be better off just letting McCallum continue to learn how to be an NBA point guard. But it's time for deep-leaguers to put Ol' Man Miller on the radar. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:48 pm
       
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • Austin Rivers doesn't turn it around
      Austin Rivers scored five points with three rebounds and one block in 15 minutes against the Rockets on Monday.

      Advice: It was nice to see him drop a career-high 28 points on Saturday. However, if you believed that was going to continue, we have a bridge in Brooklyn we'd like to sell you. Rivers can be left on the wire in most leagues despite his interesting story this season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:19 pm
       
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Brandon Knight scores team-high 19
      Brandon Knight scored a team-high 19 points against the Nuggets during a 110-96 win on Wednesday with three rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's established a very nice rapport with Eric Bledsoe. In fact, Knight has passed the ball to Bledsoe more than any other player and he's also received more passes from him than anyone else, too. He's taken 19 attempts from deep in his last two games, which is a good thing based on his 40.4 percent from that range this season. Knight's value won't drop too much in standard leagues thanks to the added output in treys. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:07 pm
    • P.J. Tucker putting up big numbers
      P.J. Tucker's hot streak continued on Wednesday with 12 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one block and five steals in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He has been logging a lot of playing time at power forward now and his minutes are among the safest on the team. In his last five, Tucker averaged 14.6 points, 8.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 2.2 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.5 treys on 47.3 percent from the field and 81.3 percent from the line. He's worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:04 pm
    • Vince Carter hoping to practice next week
      Vince Carter (foot) is hoping to practice in the next 7-10 days.

      Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and he is likely going to need a few days of practice before he can suit up and play. Fantasy owners can leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:51 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Gerald Green finally gets run, scores 15
      Gerald Green played 21 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He was a DNP-CD on Monday because coach Jeff Hornacek called his number and Green had stepped away to go to the bathroom. He really only needs around 25 minutes per game to put up value in standard leagues, so he should be on your radar. However, it's going to be tough to add him until Hornacek rolls with a consistent rotation on the wing behind Brandon Knight and P.J. Tucker. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:36 pm
    • Archie Goodwin plays just six minutes
      Archie Goodwin played just six minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday with one point and one rebound.

      Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek is in mad-scientist mode with his rotation right now and gave the minutes to T.J. Warren tonight. Goodwin still can't shoot and his defensive numbers have really fallen off, so he can be kept on the wire in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:34 pm
    • Randy Foye continues to stink it up
      Randy Foye made 2-of-11 from the field for four points with two assists and one steal in 22 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: His numbers in his last four are awful, averaging 5.5 points, 2.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.3 steals and 1.0 treys on 29.0 percent from the field and 0.0 percent from the line (two attempts). Foye was a stud after the break last season, but it's hard to sign off on adding him with this type of play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:15 pm
       
      Player Note
      Randy Foye Den - PG,SG
      6:00 pm vs Uta
    • Quincy Pondexter scores career-high 25
      Quincy Pondexter drew another start at small forward on Wednesday and hit 9-of-13 shots and four 3-pointers for a career-high 25 points to go along with five rebounds and two assists in a tough win over the Nets.

      Advice: One of his threes was a dagger for the win and he was simply feeling it tonight. He's worth a look as long as Ryan Anderson and Anthony Davis are out, and the Pelicans have somehow won three straight games to stay in the playoff hunt. QP had just five points in Saturday's start, but could make for a sneaky DFS play soon if Davis and Anderson continue to miss time, and Pondexter builds on the confidence he gained tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:06 pm
    • Eric Gordon's slump continues Wednesday
      Eric Gordon hit just 2-of-11 shots (both 3-pointers) for eight points, six rebounds, four assists and a steal on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's really struggling with his shot right now, hitting just 19-of-61 shots over his last five games, good for just 31 percent. He's averaging 12.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 3.2 3-pointers over that stretch, so if his shot ever comes back, he could start putting up some really nice numbers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:02 pm
    • Alan Anderson struggles in 33 minutes
      Alan Anderson played 33 minutes in another start at small forward, but hit just 3-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for eight points, four rebounds and two assists.

      Advice: The Nets are actually in the playoffs if they started today, so here's an idea. How about benching Anderson, Markel Brown and Mason Plumlee, and start the guys they're paying? A lineup of Deron Williams, Jarrett Jack, Joe Johnson, Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez could probably do some damage against most Eastern Conference teams, yet Bro-Lo and Thadd are currently coming off the bench, along with some combo of Jack/Williams. It just doesn't add up. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:46 pm
       
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Jimmy Butler has an underwhelming game
      Jimmy Butler didn't step up against the Hornets during a 98-86 loss on Wednesday with 14 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: He should have more on his plate with Derrick Rose (knee) out for the foreseeable future. Butler has really seen a huge boost in the past month even with Rose on the floor, so it should be interesting to see how he does now that he'll be running the offense a lot more. There's a very good chance Jimmy Buckets is a top-10 player the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:34 pm
       
      5:00 pm vs Min
    • Kevin Martin still hot, scores 28 in win
      Kevin Martin kept it rolling on Wednesday, hitting 10-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 28 points and two steals in an easy win over the Wizards.

      Advice: He's on fire and has scored 21 or more points in six straight games. If you stuck with him through the wrist debacle, he's paying off down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:15 pm
       
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • DeMar DeRozan, Lowry shoot combined 11-of-36
      DeMar DeRozan scored 18 points on 7-of-21 shooting in Tuesday's road loss, while backcourt partner Kyle Lowry scored 11 points on 4-of-15 shooting.

      Advice: DeRozan's fantasy value has tumbled thanks to career-low 39.6 percent shooting this season, and he's been slow to regain his All-Star form since returning from a groin injury in mid-January. He's still a steady top-75 producer in most formats, however, and an uptick in his offensive numbers would vault him into the early rounds. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:41 pm
    • C.J. Miles scores team-high 21 points vs. OKC
      C.J. Miles pitched in a team-high 21 points vs. the Thunder on Tuesday, making 9-of-14 shots with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one steal and two turnovers.

      Advice: He did his damage in 27 minutes and none of Indy's starters hit the 30-minute mark tonight, as coach Frank Vogel leaned on his bench after the starters dug a double-digit hole in the first quarter. Miles appears to have locked up a starting job and he's returning solid late-round value over the past month with averages of 13.8 points, 1.8 triples, 3.0 boards and 1.1 steals, all with solid percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:17 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Cle
    • Dion Waiters w/ 14 points on 18 shot attempts
      Dion Waiters needed 18 shots to score 14 points during Tuesday's win vs. the Pacers, though four of his five makes came from beyond the arc.

      Advice: He shot 0-of-7 from within 16 feet of the basket, which is an extreme example of Waiters' season-long inefficiency. He's shooting just 50.3 percent in the restricted area, 36.4 percent in the paint, and his True Shooting of 45.5 percent leaves much to be desired. There's no reason to touch him outside of the deepest fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:13 pm
    • J.R. Smith cools off, Cavs still beat Pistons
      J.R. Smith had a quiet night vs. the Pistons, shooting just 1-of-4 with a pair of free throws to finish with four points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals.

      Advice: Smith was in some foul trouble and he only played 22 minutes, his fewest since joining the Cavs on Jan. 6. He's been a steady top-60 value over the past two months and fantasy owners should shrug off tonight's relative dud. Cleveland has now won 17 of their past 19 games and their early-season angst has evaporated ever since GM David Griffin traded for Smith, Iman Shumpert and Timofey Mozgov. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:26 pm
    • Stephen Curry (ankle) scores 32 pts in return
      Stephen Curry (ankle) was back in Golden State's starting lineup on Tuesday, dropping 32 points, five 3-pointers, eight assists and two steals in 34 minutes of action.

      Advice: He didn't commit any turnovers while shooting 11-of-18 from the field and 5-of-5 from the FT line. It's safe to conclude that his ankle is healthy. Curry's fantasy owners can look forward to a torrid stretch during the fantasy playoffs, as Golden State plays four games in each of the next five weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:41 pm
    • Klay Thompson cools off w/ Steph in action
      Klay Thompson cooled off with Stephen Curry back in action on Tuesday, scoring 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting with one 3-pointer, one rebound, four assists, four steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: The Warriors have the league's best defensive rating and they're tops in numerous offensive metrics including assist ratio, recording 19.5 assists for every 100 possessions. They also play at the league's fastest pace, which allows guys like Curry and Klay to produce big numbers every night without stifling their teammates' value. Thompson has been a top-10 fantasy player this season and there's no reason to think he can't maintain elite value down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:38 pm
    • Stephen Curry (ankle) will start Tuesday
      Updating a previous report, Stephen Curry (ankle) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Wizards, sending Shaun Livingston back to the bench.

      Advice: The matchup is an irrelevant factor for Curry as he can easily go off for 50 points on any given night, so go ahead and get the MVP candidate back in your active lineups for what should be an exciting, uptempo game with the Wizards. Livingston's return to the bench will make him a negligible asset in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:23 pm
    • Stephen Curry (ankle) expected to play Tues.
      Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr said, "It looks like Stephen [Curry] is going to play," Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: All signs are pointing towards Curry giving it a go, and it's all but official at this point. Owners can feel confident plugging Curry into their active roster tonight, and we'll let you know if anything changes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:07 pm
    • Steph Curry probable for Tues vs Wizards
      Steph Curry (ankle/foot) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Wizards, according to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

      Advice: This is great news for Steph's fantasy owners after he was forced to miss Sunday's game with a sore right foot. We'll update his status closer to game time, but Curry can be safely plugged back into fantasy lineups while Shaun Livingston will return to a bench role. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:01 am
    • Gerald Green a healthy scratch on Monday
      Gerald Green was a healthy scratch against the Celtics on Monday.

      Advice: Green was set to come off the bench against his former team on Monday, but ended up not seeing the court during the Suns' loss. While Green had played in all but one game this season, it looks like he's in danger to losing his spot in the Suns' rotation to Archie Goodwin and can be dropped in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:20 am
    • Kobe Bryant demanded 2007 trade
      Kobe Bryant confirmed that he demanded a trade that never came to fruition in 2007.

      Advice: "Chicago was my No. 1 choice," said Bryant on Sunday. The Lakers looked into a deal with the Bulls, but the deal is believed to have fallen apart based on the Lakers' insistence that Luol Deng was included. Bryant also confirmed that he vetoed a trade that would have sent him to Detroit for Richard Hamilton. While this news has no bearing on fantasy owners, it's interesting to wonder what might have been. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:33 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Rivers scoreless after career-night
      Austin Rivers followed up his 28-point night against the lowly Kings on Saturday with zero points in 11 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

      Advice: Sounds about right. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:37 pm
       
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Bledsoe posts monster 21-7-10 line in loss
      Eric Bledsoe scored 21 points on 8-of-18 shooting (including two threes) with seven rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, one block and six turnovers in Monday's home loss to the Celtics.

      Advice: With Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas out and just Brandon Knight coming in, don't be surprised if Bledsoe posts first and second round value in 8- and 9-cat leagues, respectively. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:10 pm
    • Knight scores 20 points w/ four 3PMs in start
      Brandon Knight moved into the starting lineup in the Suns' 115-110 loss to the Celtics on Monday, scoring 20 points on 8-of-19 shooting (4-of-11 from deep) with one rebound and four assists in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Knight is going to produce more like a shooting guard than a point guard in Phoenix, and it's fair to wonder if he'll keep up with the gaudy rebounding totals. He did not have a steal or block or go to the free throw line at all, but altogether the increase in 3-point attempts will go a long way toward keeping his value from dipping too much. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:07 pm
    • Tucker double-doubles in loss to BOS
      P.J. Tucker double-doubled in Monday's loss, putting up 13 and 12 with two steals in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Tucker hit 4-of-10 shots (no threes) from the field and all five of his free throws, building off a solid 20-point outing from Saturday. He's hard to trust, but perhaps the changes in Phoenix will break in his favor and one way or another he's worth a hard look right now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:00 pm
    • James Harden scores 31, triple-doubles
      James Harden strengthened his case for MVP during a 113-102 win over the Wolves on Monday, scoring 31 points with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, four blocks and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's just the sixth player since 1985 to put up a 30-point triple-double with at least four blocks. The Rockets didn't have Patrick Beverley (illness) tonight and it was all Harden all the time. Harden's numbers in his last 10 are ridiculous, averaging 27.1 points, 6.8 boards 7.0 assists, 1.9 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.7 treys. He and Russell Westbrook are the two biggest stat machines in the NBA. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:40 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Bkn
    • Archie Goodwin getting minutes again?
      Coach Jeff Hornacek said Archie Goodwin's recent play has given him confidence to play more.

      Advice: Based on that comment, we might not see much Gerald Green tonight. Goodwin has really played well in the D-League on the season and he's played double-digit minutes in each of his last two. He's only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:30 pm
    • Gerald Green coming off the bench on Monday
      Gerald Green will come off the bench against the Celtics on Monday.

      Advice: He played just 11 minutes on Saturday and there is no word of an injury. Green has played poorly in February, averaging 7.0 points, 1.7 boards, 1.9 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.9 treys on 39.6 percent from the field. He has a greater opportunity now, but he's too risky to start in fantasy leagues right now with the Suns getting a look at Archie Goodwin these days. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:42 pm
    • Brandon Knight starting, Gerald Green benched
      Brandon Knight will start against the Celtics on Monday with Gerald Green moving to the bench.

      Advice: Knight didn't look great in his debut and was forcing the issue a bit, scoring 13 points with five assists in 25 minutes. He is going to play off the ball and he should slot into Goran Dragic's role from last season -- Dragic played 35.1 minutes per game last season. Knight probably won't be as great as he was with the Bucks, but he should become a must-start player once he figures out how to play with his new team. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:37 pm
    • Stephen Curry questionable for Tuesday night
      Stephen Curry (ankle/foot) went through Monday's practice, but he's already being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

      Advice: In other words, the Warriors just don't know enough yet to make a determination one way or another, but it's good news that he was able to practice on Monday. After missing Sunday's contest, Curry could very well be headed for a game-time call on Tuesday. The Warriors will not do anything to jeopardize their MVP candidate's health as the team prepares for a postseason push. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:48 am
    • Jimmy Butler playing through thumb injury
      Jimmy Butler is playing through a thumb injury, but he's not in danger of missing any time.

      Advice: This is the first we've heard of a thumb injury for Butler. Taj Gibson inadvertently revealed Butler is dealing with the concern over the weekend, and Butler said he "can't remember" if there was a more serious injury than just a sprain. Butler also added that he was feeling better and didn't think he'd need offseason surgery, but he continues to wear a protective splint on it for now. It's something to monitor as we progress down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:29 am
       
      5:00 pm vs Min
    • Kobe says Westbrook reminds him of himself
      Kobe Bryant said Russell Westbrook reminds him most of himself in how he approaches the game.

      Advice: "In approach to the game: 100 percent," Kobe said. "He’s aggressive and he’s unapologetic about it. At the same time, there are some other 2-guards around the league that have similar skills as far as shooting the long ball, post-up, mid-range. James Harden, Klay Thompson." We are guessing that means Kobe won't be asking Westbrook for fashion advice anytime soon, but Kobe had some rather interesting choices in his prime, so you never know. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:55 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Brandon Knight must adjust to two-PG system
      Brandon Knight admitted he'll need to adjust to playing off the ball.

      Advice: "It will be something I have to get used to," Knight said. "It's just a matter of playing basketball and making winning plays, whether on or off the ball." After dealing two of their point guards at the trade deadline, the Suns are once again banking on playing two point guards in the same backcourt, though Knight and Eric Bledsoe are a much different version than the previous pairing of Bledsoe and Goran Dragic. Knight also admitted the trade initially caught him off guard, so he's just like the rest of us in that regard. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:44 am
    • Blatt: Shumpert, Smith have been a 'godsend'
      David Blatt said J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert have been a 'godsend' for the Cavs.

      Advice: J.R. Smith has been a dream for us, as a team and for me personally," Blatt said. "I love the guy. I love coaching him. He comes to work every single day. He’s a great teammate. He’s playing both ends of the court for us consistently." He didn't just stop there, either. "He’s one of the main reasons for our turnaround, together with Iman, who simply started later because of the injury. Those guys, honestly, they’ve been a godsend. They really have. They turned the team around." Since joining the Cavs, Smith is averaging 12.8 points, 1.7 steals and 2.7 triples in 32 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:26 am
    • Wesley Matthews shoots 0-of-7 in loss to MEM
      Wesley Matthews struggled vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday, shooting 0-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the FT line to finish with four points in Portland's home loss.

      Advice: Matthews is shooting 45.4 percent overall this season, which is impressive considering far more than half of his attempts come from downtown. He's averaging 16.3 points with career-highs in triples (3.0) and rebounds (3.6), and remains a steady top-60 option despite occasional duds like Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:16 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs OKC
    • Wesley Matthews makes 0-of-7 FGs vs. Memphis
      Wesley Matthews struggled vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday, shooting 0-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the FT line to finish with four points in Portland's home loss.

      Advice: Matthews is shooting 45.4 percent overall this season, which is impressive considering far more than half of his attempts come from downtown. He's averaging 16.3 points with career-highs in triples (3.0) and rebounds (3.6), and remains a steady top-60 option despite occasional duds like Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:52 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs OKC
    • Dion Waiters leads OKC reserves w/ 17 points
      Dion Waiters led all Thunder reserves with 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Sunday's rout, adding one 3-pointer, three rebounds and one turnover in 27 minutes.

      Advice: "The whole team is having fun," Waiters said after the game. That's a far cry from his attitude while in Cleveland and he seems to be embracing a reserve role for OKC, though it helps that he got 15 shot attempts tonight with Kevin Durant (foot) out and starting swingman Kyle Singler in early foul trouble. He's shooting 36.5 percent over his past dozen games and remains a sketchy pickup in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:00 pm
    • Stephen Curry (sore right foot) is day-to-day
      Head coach Steve Kerr said that Stephen Curry (sore right foot) will be fine and that he is considered day-to-day.

      Advice: Kerr also said that Curry was sore during warmups so he opted to hold him out of the game as a precaution, so it sounds like the injury is very minor. Curry's next chance to play is on Tuesday against the Wizards, so hopefully the MVP candidate is able to suit up for that one. Shaun Livingston will continue to start if Curry misses any more time, but after scoring just eight points with five boards, two assists and one block in 26 minutes against the Pacers on Friday, he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:49 pm
    • Klay Thompson's 39 points not enough Sunday
      Klay Thompson scored a game-high 39 points in a futile effort vs. Indiana on Sunday, making 12-of-28 field goals with five 3-pointers and three boards.

      Advice: He picked up the slack with Stephen Curry (sore foot) unavailable tonight, setting new career-highs in free throws made (10) and attempted (10). Klay's supporting stats dipped over his previous 10 games to 3.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 0.6 steals while shooting 43.9 percent from the field, creating a small buy-low window that just slammed shut. Follow the link below for highlights of Klay's impressive performance. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:52 pm
    • Kyrie Irving scores 18 points on 10 attempts
      Kyrie Irving scored an efficient 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting (4-of-4 from the line) Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, two assists, two rebounds, one steal and two turnovers over 23 minutes of action.

      Advice: While Irving isn't going to be an elite assists guy (5.4 per game), his steady and efficient contributions to the scoring (21.8 points per game) 3-pointers (2.2) and steals (1.5) have him turning in first-round value on the year. He shows no signs of slowing down, and he should have a strong second-half of the season as Cleveland fights for a higher seed in the East. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:53 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Ind
    • J.R. Smith scores 17 points with full line
      J.R. Smith was productive against his former team on Sunday, scoring 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting with four assists, three rebounds, three 3-pointers, one steal, two blocks and one turnover through 29 minutes of action.

      Advice: The change of scenery to Cleveland has done Smith wonders, as he's currently averaging 12.7 points and 2.5 assists, while hitting career-highs in 3-pointers (2.7) and steals (1.7). He's getting plenty of open looks playing next to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, and no longer having to think about what a triangle looks like has been a major plus for Smith. He's well worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:45 pm
    • Stephen Curry (right ankle) will not play Sun
      Updating a previous report, Stephen Curry (sore right ankle) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Pacers.

      Advice: Unfortunately this is the same ankle that Curry had surgery on earlier in his career, and hopefully this doesn't turn into a lingering issue. We'll be following this situation closely, and it's looking like Shaun Livingston is going to slide into the starting lineup tonight with a favorable matchup against the Pacers. Klay Thompson is going to be the main man on offense with Curry sidelined, while guys like Harrison Barnes, David Lee, Andre Iguodala, and Draymond Green will see some increased touches. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:58 pm
    • Vince Carter (foot) out again on Sunday
      Vince Carter (foot) will not play vs. the Blazers on Sunday.

      Advice: The 38-year-old veteran remains without a timetable to return, but the Grizzlies have no reason to rush him back. Carter was averaging just 6.0 points in 16.6 minutes per game before suffering the injury, so it's safe to leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:07 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Austin Rivers returned to action on Saturday February 21. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 11:20 pm
       
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • James Harden scores 20 points in win
      James Harden scored 20 points to snap a two-game losing streak during a 98-76 win on Saturday over the Raptors, adding five rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He has multiple steals in each of his last six games and climbed to No. 3 in the league in steals because of it. In that span, he averaged 28.8 points, 6.8 boards, 6.7 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.5 treys on 47.0 percent from the field and 78.0 percent from the line. Harden also has an identical assist percentage and usage rate in that span at 30.5 while the Rockets are running at a pace of 101.6 possessions per 48 while he's out there -- the Warriors lead the NBA in pace at 101.1 per 48. Harden is an MVP candidate. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:48 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Bkn
    • Austin Rivers scores career-high 28 points
      Austin Rivers (ankle) returned to action in an easy win over the Kings on Saturday, scoring a career-high 28 points on 11-of-19 shooting to go with one board, two assists, three steals and five 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: The Kings clearly didn't read their scouting report on Rivers, as this guy has been known to have ice running through his veins for a while now. All joking aside, this qualifies as one of the biggest flukes of the night, and the huge scoring outburst can largely be attributed to the King's shocking defense. Garbage time was also a huge factor here with 15 of his points coming in the fourth, so there's no need to rush and grab Rivers off the wire following this performance. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:44 pm
       
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Gerald Green plays 11 minutes on Saturday
      Gerald Green played 11 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday with 10 points, one rebound, three assists and two 3-pointers during a 112-107 loss.

      Advice: He hasn't looked great whatsoever. Green made just 5-of-14 from the field on Friday and he may have found himself in the doghouse. Still, the Suns probably aren't going to play Archie Goodwin this much, but the bad news is that Marcus Morris and P.J. Tucker had most of the run at small forward. In fact, all of Green's minutes only came with the starters tonight, which is a bad sign. Unless it's to add a hot free agent, Green is worth holding. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:21 pm
    • Brandon Knight scores 13 points
      Brandon Knight had a mediocre outing in his first game with the Suns, scoring 13 points with five assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

      Advice: It might be hard to believe, but the Suns have a messier guard rotation now than when they did before their trades -- that should change soon. Knight did have the ball in his hands while he was out there, so this game isn't necessarily too discouraging. A lot of fantasy owners might freak out about Knight coming off the bench, so you might be able to get him pretty cheap. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:14 pm
    • Archie Goodwin still gets 17 minutes
      Archie Goodwin played 17 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday with 12 points, one rebound and one assist.

      Advice: He played a little more than expected with Brandon Knight in the mix. Gerald Green has really come out flat to start the second half, which explains the uptick for Goodwin. He was awesome in the D-League showcase and has been a fun guy to watch at Summer League, but he probably won't play this much. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:09 pm
    • P.J. Tucker scores 20 points in 26 minutes
      P.J. Tucker scored a season-high 20 points against the Bulls on Saturday with six rebounds, one assist, three steals and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: The Suns do not have the same potency on offense and it's led to Tucker being more involved. That factor should help his chances to score, especially considering he's logged 32 minutes per game in his previous nine games. He won't win you a league, but he's a sneaky top 125-150 guy to own. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:07 pm
    • Eric Gordon scores 24 points in easy win
      Eric Gordon was fantastic against the Heat on Saturday with 24 points, four rebounds, six assists, one steal and six 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: This was a huge game from Gordon and the team is really, really going to need him to produce on offense. EJ (Eric Jr.) is launching a ton of treys right now and he's been a top-50 player in the past month. His injury history is behind him for now, so he's a must-start player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:54 pm
    • Quincy Pondexter scores five in a start
      Quincy Pondexter played 27 minutes in a start against the Heat on Saturday with five points, three assists and one rebound.

      Advice: He might stick in the starting lineup, but Pondexter has some boring averages. In his last five, he averaged 7.2 points, 1.2 boards, 1.2 assists and 0.8 blocks. No thanks. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:46 pm
    • Dion Waiters plays 32 minutes vs. CHA
      Dion Waiters played 32 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday, making 4-of-15 from the field for 10 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: The minutes are eye-catching, but he is by far the most likely to lose playing time once Kevin Durant comes back. The fact that D.J. Augustin played so much next to Russell Westbrook is a big reason why. Waiters is a so-so add for now while KD is out, but he's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:17 pm
    • Quincy Pondexter starting vs. Heat Saturday
      Quincy Pondexter is starting in place of Dante Cunningham for Saturday's game vs. the Heat.

      Advice: Cunningham has been very disappointing in recent weeks, so the move makes sense. Pondexter has season averages of just 5.6 points, 2.4 boards and 1.0 assist in 20.7 minutes per game, so he's only worth a look in deeper leagues for now. Check back after the game to see how he fares against the Heat. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:45 pm
    • Gerald Green starting again on Saturday
      Gerald Green will remain in the starting lineup for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek has decided to bring Brandon Knight off the bench for his debut, but we doubt that this will be a permanent move. Green played 30 minutes in a start on Friday, scoring 12 points with six assists, but he's been too inconsistent to rely upon in standard leagues. The Suns also added Marcus Thornton at the trade deadline, so owners will want to see how the Suns' rotation shapes up in the coming days. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:41 pm
    • Brandon Knight coming off bench, Green starts
      Brandon Knight will come off the bench against the Bulls on Saturday night with Gerald Green remaining in the starting lineup.

      Advice: The Suns used Archie Goodwin as their backup point guard on Friday, so it at least makes some sense to play Knight off the bench at least until he gets on the same page. Before his breakout season this year, Knight's assist:turnover ratio was a disaster and he did play off the ball a lot in his Pistons days, so he could wind up starting at shooting guard soon. He will likely suffer a slight hit on total value, but he should thrive as the main guy in the second unit for now. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:40 pm
    • Brandon Knight, Marcus Thornton active Sat.
      Brandon Knight and Marcus Thornton are expected to be active for Saturday's game against the Bulls.

      Advice: Knight is immediately expected to start alongside Eric Bledsoe which would shift Gerald Green to the bench, but Marcus Thornton's role isn't exactly known. Knight will likely see a slight dip in production across the board playing next to Bledsoe, but he is still a must-own player in all leagues. Check back after the game to see how he fares against Derrick Rose and the Bulls. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:06 am
    • Lakers will not jeopardize future for Kobe
      General Manager Mitch Kupchak said that he will not jeopardize the future in order to make a final playoff push for Kobe Bryant next season.

      Advice: "To jeopardize the next five or seven years," Kupchak said, "bring in old veterans that make a lot of money, just to win one more year, because that’s Kobe’s last year or could be his last year, I’m not sure that fits into doing it the right way." This is the third straight season that has been cut short by injury for the Black Mamba, and it's clear that the 36-year-old's window is closing, so it makes sense for the Lakers to prepare for life after Kobe. Promising rookie Julius Randle (leg) will be back with the team next season, and the Lakers also have a top-5 protected lottery pick that will likely be used this summer which will expedite the rebuilding process. The Lakers will have plenty of cap space this offseason to make some moves, so it will be interesting to see if Kupchak stays true to his word. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:14 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Anderson scores 14 points with busy line
      Alan Anderson scored 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting (3-of-4 from deep) with four rebounds, six assists and one steal in Friday's win over the Lakers.

      Advice: Anderson did his damage with Jarrett Jack out and against a really bad Lakers team. He's been getting playing time over the past month and has returned top 110-150 value in 9- and 8-cat leagues, respectively. If that can work for you, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:39 am
       
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Miller posts 8-4-4 line in Kings debut
      Andre Miller made his Kings debut on Friday, scoring eight points on 3-of-5 shooting with four rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes.

      Advice: It's sort of sad and cool at the same time, but Miller is probably the Kings' fifth or sixth best player right off the bat. He knows George Karl's system front and back and will be trusted in crunch time, but he's still not going to have any real fantasy value in standard formats -- with or without Darren Collison in the fold. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:17 am
       
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • Randy Foye plays 25 minutes
      Randy Foye played 25 minutes off the bench against the Bucks on Friday with five points, three rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He logged 100 percent of his minutes at shooting guard, so Ty Lawson not playing has nothing to do with the minutes here. It's easy to forget that Foye put up second-round value after the break last season, so he's worth a look. Plus, he'll be even more appealing if/when Danilo Gallinari needs to miss time. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:12 am
       
      Player Note
      Randy Foye Den - PG,SG
      6:00 pm vs Uta
    • Kev-Mart scores 28 points in win vs. PHO
      Kevin Martin scored 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting (1-of-6 3PTs, 7-of-9 FTs) with six rebounds, two assists and one steal in Friday's win over the Suns.

      Advice: Martin doesn't look like he's going to get bought out and he's at peak production levels right now. If your league's trade deadline hasn't passed, you're running out of time to sell high. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:51 pm
       
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Bledsoe posts mild line against the Wolves
      Eric Bledsoe scored 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting (no threes) with seven rebounds and six assists in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Bledsoe's stock improved with Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas heading out, but with Brandon Knight and Marcus Thornton heading in there's only so much he can gain in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:35 pm
    • Green hits 5-of-14 shots in start vs. Minny
      Gerald Green scored 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with one rebound, six assists and one steal over 30 minutes in a start on Friday.

      Advice: It's unclear if the Suns will start their two point guards in Eric Bledsoe (12 points, seven boards, six assists) and Brandon Knight (DNP), but they'll surely stagger their minutes and Green will fit in around that. His main competition for minutes will come from newly acquired Marcus Thornton, and his situation has improved since Deadline Day making him worth a very hard look in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:33 pm
    • DeRozan goes for 21 and eight with a trey
      DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, one assist and three steals in Friday's win.

      Advice: DeRozan has had a disappointing season and a small buy low window might still be open. He has mid-round potential. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:04 pm
    • Jimmy Butler picks up where he left off
      Jimmy Butler hit the ground running to start the second half on Friday against the Pistons, scoring 30 points with five rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

      Advice: Butler really put on an offensive show tonight and his ability to score off the dribble seems to get better every time out. He did miss the final game of the first half due to a shoulder injury, but there was no indication it was bothering him tonight. There is nothing to worry about here and his owners can just enjoy the ride. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:13 pm
       
      5:00 pm vs Min
    • C.J. Miles scores 17 points vs. Philly
      C.J. Miles scored 17 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: As per usual, it's been a bumpy ride for Miles. He's had a two-point outing and a 26-point one in his last five, averaging 13.4 points, 2.6 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 treys on 41.4 percent from the field in that span. He's not a must-own player, but he's worth a look if you're OK with sub-par field goal shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:39 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Cle
    • Deron, Plumlee, Anderson, Bojan & Joe start
      The Nets will start Deron Williams, Bojan Bogdanovic, Alan Anderson, Joe Johnson and Mason Plumlee against the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: Joe Johnson stretch four? OK. The Nets will likely get Thaddeus Young out there and they probably won't use this unit too much tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:54 pm
       
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Andre Miller is available on Friday night
      Andre Miller is available to play against the Celtics.

      Advice: He might actually get some minutes behind Ray McCallum. Miller is still likely to play around 10-12 minutes tonight and can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:35 pm
       
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • Teams thinking Ray Allen won't play this year
      There's a growing belief among NBA executives that Ray Allen will not play in the NBA this season.

      Advice: Allen reportedly hasn't delivered a word to his agent that he wants to play. He's kept in shape because he's a machine, but it makes sense that he might not play considering it's Feb. 20. The Cavs are considered the frontrunner, but it becomes more unlikely as each day goes passes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:46 pm
    • Clippers may need to sign another player?
      Coach Doc Rivers said the team may need to sign another with Austin Rivers (ankle) out.

      Advice: Austin has a left ankle injury, which comes on the heels of a left foot injury just before the break. The Clippers gave plenty of minutes to J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford on Thursday, so they should be fine as of right now. However, Redick probably shouldn't be playing big minutes all the time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:35 pm
       
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Gerald Green set to start at SG on Friday
      Gerald Green will start at shooting guard for Friday's game against the Wolves.

      Advice: With Brandon Knight unavailable for this one, Eric Bledsoe will slide over to the point guard spot, freeing up Green to log heavy minutes at the two-spot. He'll draw a favorable matchup tonight against Minnesota, but his value in general is due for an increase with the departure of Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas. If he's still available in your league, grab him, and consider using him as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. It's worth a mention Green has a 31.0 usage rate while he played next to Bledsoe with Dragic and Thomas off the floor this season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:53 pm
    • Brandon Knight will not play Friday vs. MIN
      Brandon Knight has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Timberwolves.

      Advice: None of the Suns new acquisitions will be available tonight, so it will likely be Eric Bledsoe running the show at point guard, with Gerald Green sliding into the starting two-spot. Bledsoe will draw an extremely favorable matchup tonight, and he's looking like an excellent plug-and-play option in daily leagues, as he'll likely be forced into heavy minutes with Archie Goodwin as his only available backup. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:21 am
    • Scott thinks Kobe Bryant has another 2 years
      Lakers' head coach Byron Scott expressed during a recent interview that he feels Kobe Bryant could play another two years.

      Advice: "If we get the right pieces into next year and do a pretty good job of playing basketball like I think we’re capable of doing and he stays healthy for the next year," Scott said, "and the next summer we get a couple of more pieces, he’ll take a hard look at what we got and say, ‘Maybe I’ll go one more.’" There are a lot of "ifs" in that statement, and given the fact that Kobe has now been limited to just 41 games over the past two seasons, it would seem unlikely he plays beyond his current contract that is set to expire after the 2015-16 season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:05 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Dion Waiters a loser from deadline day?
      Dion Waiters scored eight points with one rebound, three assists, one steal and two turnovers against the Mavericks on Thursday.

      Advice: The Thunder picking up D.J. Augustin is bad news for Waiters because it makes a lot of sense to play DJA next to Russell Westbrook. Augustin thrived off the ball next to Derrick Rose last season and will likely have a similar role -- not as many shots, though. That means Waiters probably won't play much more than 20 minutes. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:37 pm
    • Austin Rivers is a late scratch for Thursday
      Austin Rivers was a late scratch on Thursday due to a sore left ankle.

      Advice: He had a foot injury before the break, so it's possible this is a lingering issue. Rivers was logging some big minutes for the Clippers, but he's still not going to do enough on the stat sheet to warrant a pickup. Expect more out of Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes and J.J. Redick. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:16 pm
       
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Surprise! Brandon Knight traded to the Suns
      Brandon Knight was traded to the Suns on Thursday.

      Advice: So much for a boring deadline. Knight is having a fantastic season with the Bucks this season, so this is probably one of the biggest surprises of the day. He should have a similar role next to Eric Bledsoe, but his usage rate will definitely be heading south. He is a slight loser in the fantasy world, but it's fairly insignificant. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:01 pm
    • Vince Carter (foot) still without a timetable
      The Grizzlies are optimistic that Vince Carter's torn left foot tendon will heal without surgery, but he remains without a timetable.

      Advice: "It'll be a while before we see him," said coach Dave Joerger. "There probably won't be an update for a couple of weeks." The Grizzlies would be satisfied if he's back in action for the playoffs and there's no incentive to hang onto the 38-year-old in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:14 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Andre Miller traded to SAC for Ramon Sessions
      Andre Miller has been traded from the Wizards to the Kings in a one-for-one deal for Ramon Sessions.

      Advice: Miller's $4.6 million contract expires this summer, while Sessions will earn another $2.2 million next season, so this was a low-level cap-clearing move for the Kings. Miller may seek a buyout in Sacramento, and he's a non-factor in fantasy leagues even if he does accept a bench role under George Karl. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:07 am
       
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • Report: 'No way' Kevin Martin gets bought out
      The Wolves said there's "no way" Kevin Martin is going to be bought out, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

      Advice: Coach Flip Saunders loves Martin, but of course this could be a way to build a little bit of leverage in the trade market. If Martin isn't bought out, that will make Shabazz Muhammad slightly less appealing. Martin would also have much more value on the Wolves than almost any other team. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:38 pm
       
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Jimmy Butler (shoulder) puts in a full practice
      Jimmy Butler (shoulder) put in a full practice on Wednesday and will play against the Pistons on Friday.

      Advice: He only played nine minutes in the All-Star Game after missing Thursday's game against the Cavs. Butler has been an iron man and leads the NBA in minutes per game. He's also been playing very well in February, averaging 19.3 points, 3.5 boards, 3.3 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.5 treys. His owners shouldn't be looking to sell high. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:38 pm
       
      5:00 pm vs Min
    • Kevin Martin could pursue buyout with Wolves
      Kevin Martin could pursue a buyout with the Wolves if he is not traded before the Feb. 19 trade deadline according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.

      Advice: The Wolves are currently rebuilding for the future, so they will likely do everything they can to deal Martin to a contender for picks or younger prospects before they simply buy him out. Martin would likely use a lot of value if he is traded, so his owners may want to consider selling high while they still can. Shabazz Muhammad would become a must-own player if Martin leaves Minnesota, so it wouldn't be the worst idea to take a flier on him with the deadline quickly approaching. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:32 am
       
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Kobe talks Secretariat, Mozart, Harry Potter
      Kobe Bryant (shoulder) gave a colorful interview to GQ during which he compared himself to Secretariat, Mozart, and Harry Potter villains.

      Advice: While Bryant is out for the season, his interview with Chuck Klosterman is well worth a read. In between comparing himself to Mozart and a Slytherin wizard, Bryant spoke about his relationship with Phil Jackson and Shaquille O'Neal. "I was like a wild horse that had the potential to become Secretariat, but who was just too f---ing wild. So part of that was [Phil Jackson] trying to tame me." The full interview can be found in the link below. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:39 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Kobe Bryant seeking a career rebirth
      Kobe Bryant (shoulder) said he's not considering retirement and is instead looking for a career "rebirth" after drawing inspiration from the Spurs' recent success.

      Advice: When asked if he was considering retirement, Bryant steered the conversation a different direction. "I can't say it is the end," Kobe said. "I thought the Spurs were done 20 years ago. Those guys are still winning. So, to answer the question, I can't say this is the end of my era because I thought their [era] was done and they're still there. So I'm hoping I can have the same rebirth." While the Mamba should be ready for the start of training camp, his 2015-16 plans have no effect on fantasy owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:00 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Mil
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