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    • 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
      31 minutes ago
    • Mo Williams seeks second opinion on back
      Mo Williams was not present during Thursday's practice as he went to get a second opinion on his ailing back, and he is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: Williams is currently on a minutes restriction with the Timberwolves, and is not worth owning in most leagues. Zach LaVine will continue to start as the only healthy point guard on the Wolves' roster, but with averages of just 10.8 points and 5.0 assists on 36.6 percent shooting from the field with the starting unit, he can only be considered an asset in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:09 pm
    • Report: Teams trying to land Jeff Green
      The Clippers, Pelicans, and Grizzlies are reportedly interested in landing Jeff Green, but the Celtics so far have not liked their offers.

      Advice: Jeff Green is in a nice situation with the Celtics as one of the primary options on offense, but his value would take a significant hit if he landed with one of the aforementioned teams. However, nothing appears to be imminent, so this is just something to monitor for now. Owners of Green may want to consider floating out some sell-high offers. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:59 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) out Friday vs. Portland
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: This will be Leonard's second consecutive game out of the lineup due to his sore hand, and we'll consider him questionable for Saturday's game vs. Dallas. Marco Belinelli, Manu Ginobili, and Danny Green will be asked to pick up the slack while Leonard is sidelined, and all those guys figure to be decent plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:41 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kobe Bryant (rest) doesn't practice Thursday
      Kobe Bryant (rest) was not a participant during Thursday's practice.

      Advice: He's fine and coach Bryon Scott is just giving him a prescribed rest day. He'll have a tough matchup vs. OKC on Friday, but remains a must-start option every time he's in uniform. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:21 pm
    • Danny Green (foot) expected to play Friday
      Danny Green (foot) was spotted limping to the Spurs' locker room after Wednesday's triple-overtime loss, but he's still expected to play Friday vs. Portland.

      Advice: "I'm not considered one of the older guys here, so I have to play," said Green. After a very up-and-down season last year, he's hitting career-highs in all categories this season, and he's entered elite territory. Check back for an official update on his status closer to Friday's tip, but consider him probable. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:15 pm
    • James Young's shoulder improving w/treatment
      James Young (shoulder) said his separated right shoulder is improving with treatment.

      Advice: Young also added that he's been able to begin basketball activities, but remains without a return timetable. The rookie is part of the Celtics' future plans, but that doesn't include the 2014-15 season so fantasy owners outside of dynasty leagues can feel free to move to the next news item. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:58 am
       
      Injured
    • Mavericks reassign Ricky Ledo to D-League
      Mavericks reassign Ricky Ledo to D-League.

      Advice: Ledo will again join the Texas Legends as Dallas continues to shuffle him back and forth between the Mavericks and the D-League. Fantasy owners can feel free to ignore this news. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:54 am
    • Manu Ginobili disappointed w/ buzzer beater
      Manu Ginobili said he was disappointed with his last-second shot attempt in Wednesday's triple-overtime loss to the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Speaking of his buzzer-beater shot attempt that hit nothing but the backboard, Ginobili said, "It was a bad shot. I'm disappointed in the decision I made." Manu's fantasy owners can't be disappointed with his Wednesday output of 21 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, and four 3-pointers, but should expect an upcoming rest day for the 37-year-old on either Friday or Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:52 am
    • Danny Green seen limping after Spurs loss
      Danny Green (foot) was seen limping in the Spurs' locker room after Wednesday's triple-overtime loss to the Spurs.

      Advice: Green took a hard foul towards the end of the first overtime, but the injury doesn't seem serious as he hasn't popped up on the injury report yet. We'll keep an eye on this one and Marco Belinelli, Manu Ginobili, and Kyle Anderson would see an uptick in fantasy value if Green misses any time. Green scored a season-high 25 points in Wednesday's loss and is worth an add in standard fantasy leagues due to his recent strong play. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:26 am
    • James Harden scores 41 points in OT win
      James Harden added his newest piece of evidence in his bid for MVP during a 115-111 overtime win over the Nuggets on Wednesday scoring 41 points with four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made 11-of-21 from the field and 18-of-21 from the field in 45 minutes. This line is pretty ridiculous and he became the sixth player since 1985-86 to have more than 20 attempts from the field, more than 20 attempts from the line, and at least 10 assists. The other five are Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Allen Iverson and Kenny Anderson. Harden is good. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:52 am
    • Patrick Beverley plays 46 minutes
      Patrick Beverley played 46 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday with 12 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals.

      Advice: There are some rumors of the Rockets going after Rajon Rondo, but it's fair to argue Beverley is a better fit. He's a better defender, a better shooter and doesn't need to dominate the ball -- James Harden is all they need. Beverley is worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:34 am
    • Wilson Chandler scores 23 with five treys
      Wilson Chandler was outstanding against the Rockets during a 115-111 overtime loss on Wednesday with 23 points, six rebounds, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: He keeps putting up big lines and coach Brian Shaw will continue to play him huge minutes. Over his last five, Chandler has averaged 16.2 points, 6.4 boards, 1.0 steals and 2.6 triples. His fantasy owners can consider him a must-start guy, but a trade would really hurt his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:19 am
    • O.J. Mayo returned to action on Wednesday December 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:57 pm
       
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • C.J. McCollum returns on Wednesday
      C.J. McCollum returned to action on Wednesday with three points, three assists and no turnovers in 14 minutes.

      Advice: He is not going to get too much playing time while the Blazers are healthy on the outside. McCollum is only worth owning in very deep leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:57 pm
    • Nicolas Batum is fine after a bad fall
      Nicolas Batum had a bad fall against the Bucks on Wednesday, finishing with eight points, six rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Larry Sanders committed a dirty foul on Batum and he was down for a couple minutes, but he did not miss time at all in tonight's game. Batum does play some stretch four, so that might actually help him get more shots while the Blazers adapt to not having Robin Lopez. He's still a nice buy-low player. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:39 pm
    • Solo Hill starts, scores 10 points in loss
      Solomon Hill started and hit 2-of-8 shots for two 3-pointers, 10 points, three rebounds, six assists and a steal in 33 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's been hit or miss for a couple weeks now and with C.J. Miles healthy and starting to play better, Hill could struggle to hold onto his starting gig for much longer. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:29 pm
    • Brandon Knight scores 24 points in loss
      Brandon Knight scored a team-high 24 points during a 104-97 loss to the Blazers on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He made 10-of-19 from the field and turned the ball over four times for a usage rate of 34.0, which is Russell Westbrook territory and Knight's third highest of the season. Knight is not going to get a big increase in playing time, but his fantasy owners can expect him to take more shots. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:23 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
      Yesterday, 11:07 pm
       
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • 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
      Yesterday, 10:51 pm
    • Terrence Ross hits 3-of-10 for nine points
      Terrence Ross hit just 3-of-10 shots for nine points, one rebound and two 3-pointers on Wednesday.

      Advice: Ross has scored just eight or nine points in three of his last four games, but did score 22 on Sunday, which was a season high. We really thought he'd be playing better, and be more consistent, with DeMar DeRozan out with a groin injury, but he just hasn't been able to put it together. He's a borderline player to own as long as he's playing this poorly on most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:48 pm
    • Quincy Pondexter plays 23 minutes in start
      Quincy Pondexter played 23 minutes in start against the Spurs on Wednesday with four points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: Pondexter had a solid preseason, but he's been quiet on the season. Vince Carter has found the fountain of youth off the bench, so Pondexter is going to have a tough time having fantasy value even with Tony Allen out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:34 pm
    • Vince Carter scored 18 in 41 minutes
      Vince Carter played 41 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday with 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, three steals and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: He is half-a-man, half-amazing after all. Carter had a 16-point game on Tuesday and the Grizzlies have suddenly turned him loose with the loss of Tony Allen (eye). He was only played 15 minutes per game before this sudden increase, so he's only worth a look in deep leagues for now. Plus, Allen shouldn't be out too long. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:24 pm
    • Mario Chalmers struggles in 32 minutes
      Mario Chalmers came off the bench for 11 points, one rebound, zero assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 3-of-13 shooting in 32 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Chalmers has been quiet since the return of Dwyane Wade, but Norris Cole played just 17 minutes tonight and had one point and zero assists. If Chalmers can reclaim the starting job from Cole, which could be coming, he'll be a must-own player going forward. Just hang onto him for now, if you own him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:12 pm
    • Manu Ginobili scores 21 points in 41 minutes
      Manu Ginobili played 41 minutes against the Grizzlies during a 117-116 triple-overtime loss on Wednesday, scoring 21 points with eight boards, eight assists and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: He started at point guard in the second half and the Spurs probably wanted this one badly. Ginobili has been effective while he's out there this season, but all the DNPs and low minutes will be annoying. He's almost a lock to rest on either Friday or Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:05 pm
    • Dwyane Wade scores season-high 42 in loss
      Dwyane Wade hit 12-of-19 shots for a season-high 42 points to go along with four rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Jazz.

      Advice: The bad news is he hit just 16-of-21 free throws and committed six turnovers, but the fact he played so well in a pair of back-to-backs (while battling an illness tonight) speaks volumes. The Heat are off until Friday, so hopefully Wade is able to get some rest and will be ready to go. He had 28 on Tuesday against the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:01 pm
    • Danny Green goes bonkers in triple-OT loss
      Danny Green had one of the most unique stat lines in NBA history on Wednesday during a triple-overtime loss to Memphis, scoring a season-high 25 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, five blocks and seven 3-pointers in 52 minutes.

      Advice: He became the first player in NBA history to make seven triples and block five shots in a game. Unlike last year, Green is seeing consistent minutes and it's led to him flirting with first-round value on the season. He's not going to be this great, but he's absolutely going to smash his ADP. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:36 pm
    • Kemba Walker drops 27 points on Wednesday
      Kemba Walker scored 27 points against the Suns on Wednesday with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal, four 3-pointers and no turnovers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: It's his third game over his last five with seven assists, averaging 21.6 points, 3.4 boards, 6.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.2 triples in that span. Walker made just 37.0 percent from the field over his previous 10 games, so he really has to work on that in order to get going. There is still a buy-low window because chances are he won't be below 40 percent by season's end. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:23 pm
    • Gerald Green scores 16 points off the bench
      Gerald Green scored 16 points off the bench against the Hornets during a 111-106 win on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He picked up a ton of minutes at the forward spots with Markieff Morris being ejected. Green is the only player in the NBA to average at least 11 shots per game with less than 25 minutes per game, so he might actually hold some value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:03 pm
    • C.J. McCollum is active for Wednesday
      C.J. McCollum (finger) is active against the Bucks on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's unclear if he's going to play, but he won't see much playing time while the Blazers are healthy on the wing. McCollum had a nice offseason, but he won't have much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:51 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
      Yesterday, 5:38 pm
    • Gerald Green coming off the bench again
      Gerald Green will come off the bench against the Hornets on Wednesday.

      Advice: He launched 15 triples in his last start on Monday and will move back to a bench role with Goran Dragic back. Green's minutes are going to be inconsistent, so he's not a must-own player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:18 pm
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) will play on Wednesday
      Dwyane Wade (illness) will play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was very ill on Tuesday and reportedly feels better heading into tonight. Wade played well through the illness, scoring 28 points in a win over the Nets. With Chris Bosh out, he's going to be very busy and should be in all lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:52 pm
    • Celtics willing to deal Jeff Green?
      The Celtics have been trying to include Jeff Green in part of a trade of Rajon Rondo.

      Advice: The Celtics will do anything for a high draft pick. Green has played well and has made 48.0 percent from the field in his last 10, averaging 21.3 points per game in that span. He would likely lose a lot of fantasy value in a trade. Evan Turner would pick up value upon Green's departure, but his low upside makes him a questionable stash. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:55 pm
    • Manu Ginobili (back) is active for Wednesday
      Manu Ginobili (back) is not listed on the injury report, and will play on Wednesday vs. Memphis.

      Advice: He was given the day off on Monday to rest his ailing back, but he is good to go in a key matchup with a strong Memphis team. Tony Parker (hamstring) is inactive, so Ginobili will continue to handle the ball more and could see an uptick in his assists. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:41 am
    • 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
      Yesterday, 9:20 am
    • Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker out Wednesday
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) and Tony Parker (hamstring) will not play against Memphis on Wednesday.

      Advice: This is just a reminder so owners can have a backup plan ready in time for Wednesday's tip-off. Cory Joseph is the obvious beneficiary in Parker's absence while Marco Belinelli and Manu Ginobili will see increase workloads in place of Leonard. We will update Leonard as needed and he is simply dealing with a sore hand and should be considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:23 am
       
      Injured
    • Mario Chalmers plays well off bench Tuesday
      Mario Chalmers played well in Tuesday's win against the Nets, scoring 10 points to go with seven boards, five assists and four steals in 31 minutes.

      Advice: Chalmers is tough to own when Dwyane Wade is active, but tonight was an exception. Mario was excellent on both ends of the floor and the four steals illustrates why he is so valuable in fantasy. He also shot 6-of-6 from the free throw line on the night, despite turning the ball over three times. He should be owned in all leagues, and will become a must-start player if Norris Cole goes down with an injury. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:01 pm
    • Dwyane Wade leads Heat with 28 points in win
      Dwyane Wade led the Heat to a win over the Nets on Sunday, finishing with 28 points, five boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He definitely made his owners nervous when he appeared to tweak his knee late in the game, but he stayed on the floor and was able to finish what was a great night for the Heat. Wade looked very active all night and looks determined to shoulder the load without Chris Bosh (calf) in the lineup. As you have learned by now, check back before Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz to see if Wade is active, as it wouldn't be out of the question for him to rest on the second night of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:53 pm
    • Vince Carter hits four treys in big win
      Vince Carter hit 5-of-12 shots and four 3-pointers for 16 points, four rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Warriors.

      Advice: He picked the right game to show up, as the Grizzlies needed those 3-pointers to maintain their lead throughout the night. He hasn't done much of anything this season, and while we initially thought he could play like this consistently, it's just not the case. Don't overreact to tonight's nice line. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:42 pm
    • 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
    • Mo Williams quiet in return from back injury
      Mo Williams returned from a back injury and hit 2-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for six points and two assists in 14 minutes on Tuesday.

      Advice: He's on a minutes limit and is being eased back in due to his fragile back, so it looks like Zach LaVine should hang onto the starting point guard job until Ricky Rubio is ready to return. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:02 pm
    • Heat vs. Nets temporarily delayed due to leak
      The Heat and Nets game was temporarily delayed due to a leak in the roof at the Barclays Center, but the game is now expected to resume.

      Advice: In what was a bizarre series of events at the Barclays Center, it now appears that the leak in the roof has been resolved and both teams are back out on the court. There is no longer any need to worry about a cancellation and the game will go on. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:19 pm
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Tuesday
      Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Wade will draw a very favorable matchup vs. the Nets tonight, and with Chris Bosh (calf) also sidelined, he's going to be asked to carry the offensive workload. He makes for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues, despite the fact that he is sick. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:07 pm
    • Mo Williams (back) expected to play Tuesday
      Mo Williams (back spasms) is expected to play limited minutes for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: Flip Saunders is hopeful he'll be able to get around 10-12 minutes from Williams tonight, and that's simply not enough time to put up numbers worth using in most leagues. Zach LaVine will likely get another start, but he'll draw a tough matchup vs. John Wall of the Wizards, and will be a risky option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:05 pm
    • Wilson Chandler (illness) feeling much better
      Wilson Chandler is feeling much better, and given the fact his illness has not forced him to miss any time, we're considering him probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: Chandler is having a solid season in Denver with averages of 14.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 three-pointers, 0.8 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game. Injuries will always be a concern with Wilson, but as long as he's healthy, he'll be worth owning for his across-the-board production. However, there have been a few trade rumors involving Chandler, and a move to another team would likely hurt his value. This may be a sell-high moment. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:02 pm
    • C.J. McCollum (finger) practices on Tuesday
      C.J. MCCollum (finger) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and he will "most likely" be activated for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: Even if he's active, there's no guarantee that he'll leave the bench. He'll likely be eased back into the rotation, and usually only sees significant playing time during garbage-time, so he can be left on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:43 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) out Wednesday vs. MEM
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) will miss Wednesday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Leonard again had x-rays taken on his sore right hand following Monday's game vs. Portland, but they revealed no fracture. The Spurs are currently awaiting the results of further testing that is being performed today in San Antonio, and we'll keep you posted as soon as details become available. Leonard was seen holding his hand and wincing in pain throughout Monday's game, and with the Spurs main focus set on a title run, he could miss some extended time here. Marco Bellineli and Manu Ginobili will see some increased opportunity with Leonard sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:58 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dwyane Wade misses Tuesday shootaround
      Dwyane Wade (illness) missed Tuesday's shootaround in advance of the Heat's game against the Nets.

      Advice: With Shabazz Napier and Danny Granger both sick and Josh McRoberts (knee) and Chris Bosh (calf) out, the Heat may enter Tuesday's game with a short bench. We'll update Wade's status prior to game time, but Mario Chalmers and Luol Deng could be looking at huge minutes against the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:20 am
    • Saunders hopeful Mo Williams will play Tues
      Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders is hopeful that Mo Williams (back) will be able to play some minutes against the Wizards on Tuesday night.

      Advice: Saunders said the team will know more about Williams' availability after warmups, but it's looking like he may get limited run on Tuesday. Zach LaVine is likely to draw another start even if Williams is able to play, but both players' fantasy value is on thin ice as Ricky Rubio (ankle) inches towards a targeted early-January return. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:10 am
    • Kobe Bryant scores 21 in loss on Monday
      Kobe Bryant scored 21 points on 8-for-26 shooting to go along with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two three-pointers during Monday's loss to the Pacers.

      Advice: Bryant also set the Lakers' franchise record for fouls during the game, but wasn't in any mood to celebrate the dubious distinction. "We couldn't throw the ball in the ocean sitting on a boat. Tonight was one of those nights," Kobe said. "Sometimes you've got to pat yourself on the back for such an atrocious job." We previously wrote that Kobe was returning top-40 value and his per-game numbers check in at top 50-90 in 8- and 9-cat leagues respectively. Our apologies for the error. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:53 am
    • C.J. McCollum cleared to return to practice
      C.J. McCollum (finger) has been cleared by doctors to return to practice.

      Advice: McCollum underwent a round of X-rays Monday night and must have received good news as he's been cleared to participate in full-contact practice on Tuesday. While McCollum could play some time this week, fantasy owners can feel free to leave him on waivers. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:40 am
    • Kawhi Leonard scores 21 points vs. Blazers
      Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points against the Blazers during a 108-95 loss on Monday to go with nine rebounds, four assists and one block in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He made 7-of-18 from the field and did a lot of his scoring off the dribble. His usage rate tonight was higher than any game in his career with at least 15 minutes on the court. On the downside, he is shooting much worse on pull-ups this season, which explains the 6.8 percent dip in field goal percentage. Leonard has been a top-20 player on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • 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
    • Gerald Green takes 15 treys, makes two
      Gerald Green launched 15 attempts from beyond the arc on Monday against the Bucks, making just two of them on his way to 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in 40 minutes.

      Advice: He was not bashful tonight and a lot of shots from Green is nothing new. Goran Dragic could miss another game or two, so Green should have some decent short-term value. Additionally, no player has taken more treys in a game this season than Gerald did tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:20 pm
    • Kemba posts 24-5-5 line in loss to Cavs
      Kemba Walker scored 24 points on 11-of-20 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds, five assists and one steal in Monday's loss to the Cavs.

      Advice: Walker has been a late early-round value over the last two weeks and Lance Stephenson being traded would probably help his cause. With top 70-75 value on the season there may some folks that undervalue an asset pointing in the right direction. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:06 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
       
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Manu Ginobili will not play on Monday
      Manu Ginobili (lower back contusion) will not play on Monday against the Blazers.

      Advice: He was listed with a shoulder injury last week, so a back injury is a little more troubling. While it doesn't sound serious, this likely means Manu is going to sit out for most of the back-to-back sets. He is not worth using this week. Danny Green, Marco Belinelli, Cory Joseph and Austin Daye all benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:41 pm
    • Mo Williams may have minutes cap upon return
      Mo Williams (back) returned to practice on Monday.

      Advice: That bodes well for him playing on Tuesday against the Wizards. If he does return, coach Flip Saunders suggested Williams may play 10-12 minutes. He's not going to be a fantasy option this week and it's going to be tough to own him with Ricky Rubio eventually coming back. Zach LaVine is a low-end play with three games this week. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:41 am
    • Dwyane Wade (sick) questionable for Nets game
      Dwyane Wade (illness) missed practice on Monday and is questionable to play against the Nets on Tuesday.

      Advice: The good news is that he did travel with the team. Players are missing games due to illnesses all over the place, but Miami is really going to need Wade with all of their injuries. Miami does play four games this week, so owners in weekly leagues can still probably plug him in there. If he's out, Mario Chalmers will benefit most while Luol Deng figures to help out. Shabazz Napier would also get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:23 am
    • CJ McCollum could return to action this week
      CJ McCollum (finger) could return to action this week.

      Advice: He won't play on Monday, but it sounds like he's got a good chance to return within the week. Fantasy owners can ignore the news since he's a non-factor. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:32 am
    • Danny Green continues fantasy assault vs. DEN
      Danny Green cooled off on Sunday, scoring five points on 2-of-7 shooting with one 3-pointer, six rebounds, three assists and two steals.

      Advice: The supporting stats are the key to Green's value, as his across-the-board production has vaulted him into elite fantasy territory through the Spurs' first 24 games. The 27-year-old swingman isn't prone to as many DNP-CDs as his veteran teammates, and he is the only player in the NBA averaging at least 2.3 three-pointers, 1.3 steals and 1.2 blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:07 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) just misses 5x5 line
      Kawhi Leonard (bruised hand) set a career high with six blocks during Sunday's win over the Nuggets, while also tying his career high with five steals.

      Advice: Leonard also scored 18 points with eight rebounds, four assists and only one turnover. He's playing a career-high 31.9 minutes per game this season, racking up elite fantasy value with 14.8 points (46.0 percent FGs, 75.0 percent FTs), 1.0 threes, 7.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.5 blocks. Those numbers aren't likely to dip as the season progresses but they could easily improve, giving Leonard nice upside after a relatively slow start to the season. Tonight's performance made him the first Spurs player since David Robinson in 1992 to record six blocks and five steals in the same game. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:02 pm
       
      Injured
    • Terrence Ross scores 22 points on 8-of-14 FGs
      Terrence Ross made 8-of-14 FGs with three 3-pointers on Sunday, finishing with a season-high 22 points in a road win vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: Ross added five rebounds, one assist and two steals, and he's clearly benefitting from a larger offensive role in the absence of DeMar DeRozan (groin). He's been a paltry contributor for roto owners in rebounds (3.2), assists (0.8), steals (0.7) and blocks (0.3), so he's hard to own if you don't need his efficient scoring and 3-point shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:35 pm
    • Kobe Bryant passes MJ on all-time points list
      Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list on Sunday, moving into third-place with 32,310 career points.

      Advice: The Black Mamba's legacy is secured by five NBA championships, 16 All-Star appearances, a league MVP award and two Olympic gold medals, among other accolades. Overtaking MJ on the league's scoring list is a memorable achievement and the Wolves even paused the game in Minnesota to honor Kobe. His 25.4 points per game this season have been tainted for fantasy owners by lousy 38.7 percent shooting, an unfortunate reality which should improve as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:59 pm
    • Gerald Green scores 15 points in start Sunday
      Gerald Green started in place of Goran Dragic (back) during Sunday's loss to the Thunder, scoring 15 points with seven boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He was the best player on the floor for the Suns, but still shot just 5-of-13 overall. It is unclear how much time Dragic will have to miss, but Green should be picked up in most leagues if he is available. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:58 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) active for Sunday's game
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) will give it a go on Sunday despite still being sore.

      Advice: After resting for two games, Leonard looks set to play against the Nuggets and owners will want to make sure he is in their active lineups. We will let you know how he does after the game, but it appears he has finally turned the corner with his hand injury. Marco Belinelli takes a huge hit with this news and should be cut in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:12 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mo Williams (back) out Sunday vs. Lakers
      Mo Williams (back spasms) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: Zach LaVine will draw another start in a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers, and it's worth noting he put up a career-high 28 points during his last outing against LA. He makes for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:36 pm
    • Gerald Green will start on Sunday vs. OKC
      Gerald Green will enter the starting lineup on Sunday with Goran Dragic (back) sidelined.

      Advice: Green usually performs when given the minutes, so he'll make for a quality play in daily leagues with Dragic sidelined. Eric Bledsoe will also see his value go up as he'll be tasked with running the Suns' offense, and Isaiah Thomas will benefit as well, as he’s bound for more minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:20 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) questionable for Sunday
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) remains questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Nuggets.

      Advice: Leonard's hand injury has already cost him two games, and if he's forced to sit again, Marco Belinelli and Manu Ginobili will see some increased opportunity. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:32 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mo Williams (back) questionable for Sunday
      Mo Williams (back spasms) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: Williams was limited during Saturday's practice, and if he's unable to go on Sunday, Zach LaVine will draw another start in a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:58 am
    • Kobe Bryant to continue running some point
      Coach Byron Scott said that Kobe Bryant will continue playing some point guard for the Lakers moving forward.

      Advice: Coach Scott added that the only reason he took Bryant out against the Spurs was because he has winded. Owners shouldn't view this as a bad thing considering the Mamba has the ball in his hands most of the time anyways, but it does negatively impact the stock of Ronnie Price and Jeremy Lin. If anything, Kobe could see a bump in his assists with the added responsibility. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:50 am
    • James Harden drops third trip-dub of career
      James Harden logged the third triple-double of his career on Saturday with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He did make just 7-of-20 from the field, which dropped his season shooting to just 41.7 percent. On the other hand, he's made 89.1 percent of his 9.6 free throws per game, which boost his true shooting percentage to 57.8 percent. Harden is the third-best player in fantasy leagues despite his poor shooting and turnovers. He's a monster everywhere else, though. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:11 pm
    • Wilson Chandler plays 31 minutes
      Wilson Chandler (illness) played 31 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday with nine points, nine rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: There are some trade rumors swirling on Chandler, which makes sense because he's playing well. Chandler is worth owning in standard leagues now, but a trade would likely destroy his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:43 pm
    • Kemba Walker scores just 11 points in loss
      Kemba Walker scored just 11 points in a loss to Brooklyn on Saturday, adding four assists, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He shot just 3-of-11 from the field as his disappointing season continued to get worse. He did have a nice game on Friday in which he scored 28 points, but his owners have to be growing impatient. It may not be a bad idea to float some buy-low offers out there, as there is no way he can continue to be this bad moving forward. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:56 pm
    • Brandon Knight scores 22 points in a win
      Brandon Knight scored a team-high 22 points with four rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes during a 111-106 win over the Clippers on Saturday.

      Advice: He played well on both sides of the ball and turned it around from a nine-point stinker against Russell Westbrook and the Thunder on Tuesday. Knight has been the most consistent player on the Bucks and should put up nice numbers all season. Interestingly, his scoring average is down from last year, but he's increased his averages in steals, boards, dimes, 3-pointers and foul shooting percentage. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:54 pm
    • 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
       
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • 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
    • Nicolas Batum fills it up on Saturday
      Nicolas Batum was up to his stat-stuffing ways during a 95-85 win over the Pacers on Saturday, scoring 14 points with four rebounds, five assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He made 6-of-11 from the field, which he really needed after making just 33.7 percent from the field in his previous 10. Compared to last season, Batum's averages are down in points, boards and triples, but he should get it all sorted out soon. The buy-low window is going to close, especially with a four-game week on the horizon. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:40 pm
    • Solomon Hill still struggling as starter
      Solomon Hill struggled in a start against the Blazers on Saturday with eight points, seven rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

      Advice: He made just 4-of-13 from the field and can't get it going. Hill was off to a horrible start in training camp and to start the season, but came on about a month ago. However, he's really fallen apart in his last five, making just 32.6 percent from the field for averages of 8.6 points, 3.8 boards, 3.2 assists and 0.2 steals. Leave him on the wire even with C.J. Miles (knee) banged up. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:27 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) questionable Sunday
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. Denver.

      Advice: He has already missed two games in a row, and owners can only hope that he will be cleared in time for the game. Leonard is said to only be dealing with a simple bruise, but given that he plays for the Spurs it is no surprise that they are being cautious with him. Check back before tip-off on Sunday before plugging him into lineups, and expect Marco Belinelli and Kyle Anderson to fill the void if he sits. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:00 pm
       
      Injured
    • Solomon Hill starting against the Blazers
      Solomon Hill is starting in place of C.J. Miles (knee) on Saturday against the Blazers.

      Advice: Hill was bumped from the starting lineup on Friday and will be thrust back into it with the Miles injury. Hill is really struggling right now, which prompted coach Frank Vogel to make the switch. Hill is a risky player to start tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:31 pm
    • Mo Williams (back) limited in practice
      Mo Williams (back) was limited in practice on Saturday and is questionable to play on Sunday.

      Advice: The Wolves learned their lesson on Williams and playing him too much, so we still think he'll sit out against the Lakers. Zach LaVine should get another start against the Lakers, which is promising considering he had a career-high 28 points against them earlier this season. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:14 pm
    • Wilson Chandler (illness) will play Saturday
      Wilson Chanlder (illness) will play in Saturday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: This is excellent news as the illness wasn't serious enough to make him miss any action. Chandler has run away with the starting small forward spot in Denver and has become a must-start option in all leagues. There are some rumors floating around about a trade to Oklahoma City, but a deal at this point looks unlikely and owners shouldn't be too concerned. Deploy him with confidence Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:23 am
    • Wilson Chandler (illness) probable Saturday
      Wilson Chandler (illness) is listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: Owners shouldn't be too concerned, as the illness isn't thought to be serious. Chandler has been fantastic this season, and has become a must-start option in fantasy leagues. His name has been floated around in trade rumors but it shouldn't have an impact on his play. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:14 am
    • Green scores 19 points with five triples
      Danny Green hit five threes and finished with 19 points, four rebounds, three steals and one block in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

      Advice: Green still gets yelled at by Pop a lot but he has slowly gained his trust, returning second-to-third round value for owners in the process. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:03 am
    • Ginobili returns and posts solid line vs. LAL
      Manu Ginobili (rest) returned to action on Friday against the Lakers, scoring 18 points on 6-of-16 shooting with three treys, three boards, four assists and one steal in 31 minutes.

      Advice: Aside from the random games off Ginobili has been a low-end value in 12-team leagues when on the floor. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:58 am
    • Kobe doesn't pass Jordan on 7-of-22 night
      Kobe Bryant hit just 7-of-22 shots in Friday's win over the Spurs, scoring 22 points with five rebounds, nine assists, four steals, one three and 7-of-8 makes from the foul line.

      Advice: The terrible efficiency doesn't hurt as bad when he's getting it one in other categories like this, but nothing really changes with his value after a night like this. He needs nine points to pass Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list and he'll get that in Minnesota on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:51 am
    • Wade scores season-high 29 points with flu
      Dwyane Wade played through an illness and scored a season-high 29 points in Friday's road win over the Jazz, hitting 10-of-16 shots (1-of-1 3PTs, 8-of-12 FTs) with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Wade sure didn't look sick tonight and these are the types of lines he needs to make up for his absences and somehow justify his ADP. Chris Bosh went for 22 and nine with a steal and two blocks as his excellent year continues, and Luol Deng scored 14 points with six rebounds, a steal and a three in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:33 am
    • Chalmers quiet on 1-of-7 shooting night
      Mario Chalmers hit just 1-of-7 shots (including a three) for four points, three rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: We know how Dwyane Wade essentially ruins things for Chalmers, but he has been worth owning on the whole this year and his upside when Wade goes out is worth the roster slot. At least for now. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:31 am
    • Green scores three points in 21 minutes
      Gerald Green hit just 1-of-7 shots (1-of-6 3PTs) for three points, one rebound, one assist and one block in 21 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: This had nothing to do with the return of Isaiah Thomas -- Green was just bad. He's been worth owning in standard leagues and one game shouldn't change that, but he could become more of a borderline play as loses a handful of touches. In any event, he's going to be a boom or bust play on most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:17 am
    • Manu Ginobili returned to action on Friday December 12. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:18 pm
    • Kemba Walker scores 28 points in a loss
      Kemba Walker scored a season-high 28 points against the Grizzlies on Friday with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 48 minutes.

      Advice: It was just his third 20-point game of the season and he also had a season high in treys tonight. Walker was in a brutal slump before tonight and didn't shoot above 40 percent in any of his previous 12 games, so he needed this one. Hopefully he can keep it going against the Nets on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:18 pm
    • Hill scores 16 points with three blocks
      Solomon Hill moved into a bench role on Friday but was productive when C.J. Miles (knee) left the game, scoring 16 points on 5-of-8 shootijng (1-of-2 from deep, 5-of-6 from the line) with three rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Miles is hoping to play Saturday so Hill's minutes are in jeopardy, and even when he was getting a full workload he was barely worth owning. Outside of deep leagues, owners shouldn't chase here. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:50 pm
    • Green scores 28 points with four threes
      Jeff Green scored 28 points on 9-of-20 shooting (4-of-8 3PTs, 6-of-7 FTs) with six rebounds and two assists in Friday's loss to the Knicks.

      Advice: Green is in the midst of a Post-Hype year and returning top-45 value, averaging 20.0 points, 1.6 threes, 4.5 boards and shooting the ball at a good percentage. To that end, he may be shooting a bit over his head but owners can feel good about his chances to be a top-half of the draft guy this season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:33 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
    • Batum still can't find the range in Chicago
      Nicolas Batum continued to shoot poorly in Friday's loss to the Bulls, hitting 3-of-12 shots (including a three) with five rebounds, five assists and no defensive stats.

      Advice: Batum is shooting just 36.6 percent on the season and that's simply not going to be the case all year. He's a prime buy low candidate and things will start to look nice when he cleans up that crooked number. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:10 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) will not play vs. Lakers
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) will not play against the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: This will be his second game out of the lineup, but nothing is structurally wrong. Leonard has now missed three games with an eye infection and this hand issue, which are two of the strangest injuries of the season. Marco Belinelli and Kyle Anderson will likely benefit the most. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:47 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Friday
      Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Friday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Get him active as Wade remains a must-start guy every time he's in the lineup. He also has a favorable matchup tonight against the Jazz, and although he's sick, he's still Dwyane Wade and worthy of consideration in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:26 pm
    • Mo Williams (back spasms) out Friday vs. OKC
      Mo Williams (back spasms) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Thunder.

      Advice: Zach LaVine will draw another start with Williams sidelined, but he'll have a tough matchup tonight against Russell Westbrook of the Thunder. LaVine has been very hit-or-miss this season, and while he'll have plenty of opportunity as the only healthy point guard on the roster, he's a risky play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:54 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
    • James Young (shoulder) hopes to avoid surgery
      An MRI revealed a slight muscle tear in James Young's right shoulder, and he is hoping to avoid surgery.

      Advice: Young will rehab over the next few weeks, after which he will be re-evaluated. He was not a part of the Celtics rotation, so there aren't any fantasy implications here. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:37 pm
       
      Injured
    • Solomon Hill is coming off the bench
      Solomon Hill will come off the bench against the Clippers on Friday.

      Advice: He looked like he was safe, but only played 17 minutes on Wednesday. Hill is stuck in a bad slump over his last five, making just 34.1 percent from the field for 7.2 points per game. If you still own him in a standard, it's time to start looking for other options. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:12 pm
    • OKC after Wilson Chandler?
      The Thunder have inquired about acquiring Wilson Chandler from the Nuggets, according to Chris Mannix of SI.com.

      Advice: Nothing is imminent, the Nuggets are 10-12, and Danilo Gallinari is not healthy, so Chandler will likely be with the Nuggets for a little while longer. He's been fantastic with the Nuggets recently and a trade would destroy his fantasy value. If he gets dealt, Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur and Gary Harris would all benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:54 pm
    • Ricky Ledo back up with the Mavericks
      Ricky Ledo has been called up for the Mavericks for Saturday.

      Advice: This doesn't bode well for Jameer Nelson (shoulder) to play and perhaps it could be a negative on Chandler Parsons (back). Ledo is one of the wildest players to watch in the NBA, but he's not going to have fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:33 pm
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) doubtful for Friday
      Dwyane Wade (illness) missed shootaround and is doubtful to play Friday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: If Wade can't go, expect Mario Chalmers to return to the starting lineup and see a major increase in his offensive workload. Chalmers has been solid with the starting unit, boasting averages of 17.4 points, 6.5 assists, and 1.1 three-pointers per game, and he'll make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues if Wade is indeed ruled out. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:34 am
    • What back injury? James Harden scores 44
      James Harden put the Rockets on his back during a 113-109 overtime win against the Kings on Thursday, scoring a season-high 44 points with four rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He made 14-of-32 from the field and 13-of-15 from the line and had the ball in his hands throughout the night in 48 minutes. Harden is leading the NBA in scoring at 26.4 points per game while also posting averages of 6.2 boards, 6.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 triples. He's a stat factory and his shooting percentage is starting to come around, too. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:16 pm
    • Pat Beverley double-doubles, makes four 3s
      Patrick Beverley hit a clutch 3-pointer in overtime against the Kings on Thursday, finishing with 15 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: He did make just one of his four attempts from the line, but he has been rolling everywhere else. Beverley has been posting sixth-round per-game value despite playing just 30.7 minutes per game before tonight. He's shaping up to be a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:04 pm
    • Kobe Bryant calls his teammates soft
      Kobe Bryant returned to practice on Thursday and called his teammates "soft" during a 5-on-5 scrimmage.

      Advice: He had been resting during practice sessions to keep his body fresh, but said he can see why the Lakers "lost 20 games" based on how they practice. Bryant also had some words for Nick Young when Young said, "Nobody in the world can guard me one-on-one," and Bryant telling Young, "You're going exactly where I want you to go." The Lakers get the Spurs on Friday and everyone will be watching Kobe's demeanor closely. There are plenty of Kobe quotes in the link below. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:28 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) could play Friday
      Kawhi Leonard's MRI on his right hand revealed nothing more than a bruise, and he could be cleared to play Friday vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: Leonard was withheld from Wednesday's game as a precaution, and his ability to play on Friday will likely be determined by pain tolerance, according to a source with knowledge of the test results. If Leonard does play, he will likely be the primary guy trying to stop Kobe from scoring the 31 points he needs to pass Michael Jordan for third on the league's all-time scoring chart. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:25 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mo Williams (back spasms) doubtful for Friday
      Mo Williams (back spasms) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Thunder.

      Advice: Zach LaVine will likely draw another start on Friday, but he'll have a very difficult matchup vs. Russell Westbrook of the Thunder, limiting his value. Still, LaVine is worth considering in deeper leagues, as he's the only healthy point guard on the Wolves roster. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:35 pm
    • James Young dealing with shoulder subluxation
      James Young is dealing with a shoulder subluxation, and is getting x-rays to determine the severity of the injury.

      Advice: Head coach Brad Stevens is unsure of how much time Young will miss, but we'll know more once the result of the x-rays are made public. Young wasn't a part of the Celtics' rotation, so there aren't any fantasy implications with this news. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:10 pm
       
      Injured
    • Wilson Chandler stays hot with 17 points
      Wilson Chandler hit 8-of-17 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Chandler's line would have been better, but the starters were benched in the fourth quarter in the blowout win. Chandler's a must-start player right now, and Danilo Gallinari is showing no signs of stealing his job. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:12 pm
    • Patrick Beverley plays well in start
      Patrick Beverley started and hit just 5-of-15 shots on Wednesday, but still finished with 12 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in a loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: He kept a lid on Steph Curry tonight, who had just 20 points, and looks like the point guard to pick up right now. Beverley had 19 points and five 3-pointers on Saturday, and should be owned in all leagues. Hopefully he'll continue to look for his shot and not focus solely on ticking off the opposition. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:49 pm
    • James Harden scores 34 in loss to Dubs
      James Harden played through a back injury and had 34 points, eight rebounds, four assists, four steals and three 3-pointers on 14-of-27 shooting, but the Rockets fell to the Warriors.

      Advice: He outshined Stephen Curry (20-7-7) and Klay Thompson (21-4-4) tonight, but the Warriors got the last laugh with their 14th straight game and now sit at a ridiculous 19-2 on the season. The Rockets were 7-1 over their last eight games and were in this game until the end, but weren't able to win it in the end. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:45 pm
    • Nicolas Batum fills stat sheet on off night
      Nicolas Batum hit just 1-of-6 shots (a 3-pointer) for five points, but still finished with three rebounds, six assists, two steals and four blocks.

      Advice: If there such a thing as a good-bad game, this is it. Batum isn't scoring as much as his owners would like to see, but he's doing enough in every other category to still provide excellent fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:08 pm
    • Sergey Karasev draws start, struggles
      Sergey Karasev started at small forward for the Nets on Wednesday but hit just 3-of-8 shots for six points, six rebounds and a steal in 31 minutes.

      Advice: He was 0-of-3 from downtown and had played a total of 35 minutes on the season coming in. He did score 11 on Monday, so just put him on your radar in case they stick with him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:38 pm
    • Solomon Hill bottoms out on Wednesday
      Solomon Hill played just 17 minutes and hit 1-of-7 shots for four points and three assists in another start for the Pacers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has scored five or fewer points in three of his last five games and the Pacers benched most of their starters tonight, including Hill. He'll get hot again at some point, but the sudden emergence of C.J. Miles (30 points, 7 3-pointers tonight), could spell disaster for Hill going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:36 pm
    • Pat Beverley back in the starting lineup
      Patrick Beverley will start against the Warriors on Wednesday.

      Advice: He came off the bench in his return and was terrific with 19 points. Beverley has been a top-60 player on per-game value and should be in most lineups tonight. Additionally, Stephen Curry probably won't have a monster game tonight against Bev. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:56 pm
    • Manu Ginobili (rest) won't play vs. New York
      Manu Ginobili (rest) will not play vs. the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Spurs are playing the second game in a back-to-back set, so Ginobili's absence shouldn't shock fantasy owners. Danny Green, Marco Belinelli and Cory Joseph will gain the most in Manu's absence, though he should be ready to resume his typical role vs. the Lakers on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:07 pm
    • Sergey Karasev will start on Wednesday night
      Sergey Karasev will start against the Bulls on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's unclear if the owner had an influence on the Russian starting tonight. Karasev has been on the court for just 35 minutes on the year, but he had a nice 11-point game on Monday. He'll need to stay hot to remain in the lineup, but he's not a fantasy option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:58 pm
    • Report saying Spurs Big 3 are out
      There is a report of Manu Ginobili (rest), Tim Duncan (rest) and Tony Parker (hamstring) are out Wednesday against the Knicks.

      Advice: The report was immediately shot down by plugged-in beat reporter Mike Monroe, so fantasy owners shouldn't completely rule out the Big Three. We'll keep our eyes peeled for an update. For now they're questionable. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:22 pm
    • Point Mamba? Scott could start Kobe at PG
      Coach Byron Scott said he could start Kobe Bryant at point guard.

      Advice: The move is not going to happen soon and coach Scott has said he wants to stick with this current group for 15 games or so. Obviously the Lakers aren't getting anything out of their point guard spot, so it's only right for Scott to consider this. It shouldn't affect Bryant's fantasy value much because he handles the ball so much anyway. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:14 pm
    • Rockets: James Harden (back) will play vs GSW
      James Harden (back) will play against the Warriors on Wednesday.

      Advice: This report comes from the team and Harden has said he's playing tonight, as well. The Rockets play the late game, so it couldn't hurt to check back later tonight to make sure everything is still good to go. Harden is going to be extremely busy tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:07 pm
    • Manu Ginobili is questionable vs. NYK
      Manu Ginobili (rest) is questionable to face the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has sat out the second half of a back-to-back earlier this month, so he certainly could miss this one. If he's out, Danny Green, Marco Belinelli and Austin Daye will likely help the scoring burden. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:59 am
    • James Harden goes through shootaround
      James Harden (back) went through shootaround on Wednesday and is likely a game-time decision against the Warriors.

      Advice: He did add that he thinks he is good to go. Harden played through his back spasms on Saturday, so the few days off look to have helped him. He could still miss this game with the late start time, so his owners will have to check back. If he's out, it'll be a collective effort from Patrick Beverley, Jason Terry and maybe even Nick Johnson helping out at the guard spots. Again, it sounds like he will play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:34 am
    • Kobe Bryant drops 32 points to lead Lakers
      Kobe Bryant dropped 32 points to lead the Lakers to a win vs. the Kings on Tuesday, adding six assists, three boards, two steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

      Advice: The Black Mamba was his usual self on Tuesday, hoisting up 27 shots while connecting on 11 of them. Despite the inefficient shooting, he was a beast down the stretch and even ended up playing point guard to close out the game. His 8-of-8 shooting from the free throw line was also refreshing, and there is just no sign of him slowing down. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:05 pm
    • Gerald Green drops 19 points in 22 minutes
      Gerald Green dropped 19 points in 22 minutes on Tuesday, and finished with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: Green is one of the most electrifying players in the NBA when he is hot, and Tuesday was one of those nights. He shot 5-of-7 from 3-point range and displayed his athleticism on several occasions. While he is inconsistent, he should be owned in all formats for his ridiculous upside. The impending return of Isaiah Thomas (ankle) will dampen his value a little, but not enough to scare owners away. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:23 pm
    • Manu Ginobili shoots 3-of-17 in loss to Jazz
      Manu Ginobili, who sat out Saturday's game as a precaution, returned on Tuesday with 10 points, eight assists and two steals, but he shot just 3-of-17 from the field.

      Advice: This was the first time in Ginobili's career that he took at least 17 shots but made fewer than five of his attempts. He was also 3-of-5 at the FT line and he turned the ball over four times, yet he still finished with a +/- rating of +6 in a game the Spurs lost. He'll be eager to redeem himself vs. the Knicks on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:16 pm
    • Brandon Knight held to single-digits Tuesday
      The Thunder held Brandon Knight to single-digit scoring on Tuesday, as he finished with nine points on 2-of-10 shooting, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers.

      Advice: This was Knight's second game below 10 points all year and it doesn't obscure his reliable value -- it was also encouraging to see him log 31 minutes, as he'd averaged just 25.0 over Milwaukee's past two games. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:36 pm
    • Kobe Bryant likely to retire after contract
      Lakers' GM Mitch Kupchak stated during a recent interview that he believes Kobe Bryant will retire after he plays out the final years of his current contract.

      Advice: "All indications are, to me, from him, that this [two-year contract extension] is going to be it," said Kupchak. "If somebody's thinking of buying a ticket three years from now to see Kobe play, I would not do that. Don't wait. Do it this year." The second half of that quote seems to be more of a marketing ploy, but Kobe will be 38-years-old when his contract expires, so retirement would seem likely. With the Lakers destined to be one of the early teams mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, owners may want to consider selling high on Bryant. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:17 pm
    • James Harden (back) questionable Wednesday
      James Harden (back spasms) is questionable to play vs. the Warriors on Wednesday.

      Advice: If Harden is unable to go, Jason Terry could slide back into the starting lineup, and he'd make for a solid option in daily and standard leagues. Terry is averaging 16.5 points, 4.5 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 3.3 three-pointers per game with the starting unit this year. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:19 am
    • C.J. McCollum cleared to shoot and dribble
      C.J. McCollum (finger) has been cleared to shoot and dribble.

      Advice: McCollum had been limited with what he could do with his right hand, so this is good news as he recovers from breaking his index finger in three places. The second-year player has been targeting a December 15 return, but won't see enough playing time to make a difference in standard fantasy leagues as he'd only been averaging 13.1 minutes per game prior to his injury. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:21 am
    • Kobe Bryants likens injuries to Mt. Everest
      Kobe Bryant spoke of the challenges in his recovery from a ruptured achilles and fractured kneecap and likened his rehab to climbing Mount Everest.

      Advice: "To say it was like climbing Mount Everest is an understatement. It was really, really a bear. Really a bear," Bryant said of his rehab. The Mamba has overcome both injuries and is currently averaging 25.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.4 three-pointers (albeit on 38.9 percent field goal shooting). Bryant's fantasy owners may want to think about allaying any injury concerns and selling high, but there's not too much to complain about with the 36-year-old. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:05 am
    • Celtics assign James Young to D-League
      The Celtics have assigned James Young to the D-League Maine Red Claws.

      Advice: This moves comes as no surprise as Young has played just 18 minutes all season. Young has plenty of time to help the Celtics in the coming years, but he doesn't have any value to fantasy owners right now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:07 am
       
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    • Green scores 15 points off the bench
      Gerald Green scored 15 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 5-of-11 shots (including two threes) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Green won't usually get this much run when Isaiah Thomas (ankle) returns, but his season-long body of work is in the top 90-100 range and that means he should be owned in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:18 pm
    • Patrick Beverley reports feeling 'great' now
      Patrick Beverley (hamstring) said he felt "great" in his return.

      Advice: Beverley returned in style with 19 points and five three-pointers, and he is now primed to take back the lion's share of minutes at point guard. Beverley should be rostered in every fantasy format and is one of the more underrated point guards to own. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 8:52 am
    • James Harden spotted wearing heating pad
      James Harden (back) was spotted wearing a heating pad during Saturday's game.

      Advice: Harden was very clearly not 100 percent healthy, and the fact he had to wear a heating pad on the bench is an indication that it's not just a minor tweak. "I had a real tight back," Harden said. "It was hard for me to even move. It was hard for me to change directions, and it was hard for me to really move and push off. It was a tough night." The Rockets are off until Wednesday, but Harden's owners will want to monitor his status to be certain he's not in jeopardy of missing any time. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 8:50 am
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