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    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Friday
      DeMarcus Cousins (left ankle) was unable to practice on Thursday, and head coach George Karl said he was unsure if Cousins would be able to go Friday vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: This is the first we're hearing of an ankle injury for Cousins, and we'll continue to monitor this situation closely. If he's unable to go on Friday, Ryan Hollins or Reggie Evans would have the opportunity to slide into the starting lineup. It's worth noting that Hollins picked up a DNP-CD during the Kings' last game, while Evans logged 27 minutes, so he seems to be ahead of Hollins in the rotation. Evans is capable of hauling in gaudy rebounding totals, and he'll be a name to watch if listed as the starter on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:02 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young (knee) says he will not play Fri.
      Nick Young (knee) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and said that he will not play Friday vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: "I don’t think it’s serious," said Lakers coach Byron Scott of Young's knee injury. "But it’s serious enough that he might miss another game or two. I know it’s getting better and the swelling is going down." If Young does indeed sit out on Friday, Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson, and Jeremy Lin will all see some increased opportunity on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:40 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) probable for Friday
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) is likely to play Friday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Faried's play has fallen off greatly during the month of February with averages of just 8.1 points and 6.8 rebounds on 40.3 percent shooting from the field through 23.4 minutes of action. However, with Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) out and Darrell Arthur (calf) being listed as doubtful, Faried will likely be forced into heavy minutes on Friday, and hopefully he can bust out of his month long slump. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:36 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (calf) doubtful Friday vs. UTA
      Darrell Arthur (calf strain) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Arthur only lasted three minutes during his last outing, and with season averages of 7.3 points and 3.2 rebounds on 40.8 percent shooting from the field, it's safe to leave Arthur on the wire in most leagues. With both Arthur and Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) unavailable for Friday, J.J. Hickson and Kenneth Faried are going to see heavy minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:23 pm
       
      Injured
    • Paul George (leg) goes through full practice
      Paul George (leg) went through a full practice on Thursday, but he remains without an official timetable to return.

      Advice: This was George's first full practice since sustaining his gruesome leg injury less than seven months ago, and he was seen running with the starters. Head coach Frank Vogel said, "[George has] got a long way to go before he gets cleared to play," but remained hopeful that he'd be able to return at some point this season. George offers plenty of upside and again stated his desire to return by mid-March following Thursday’s practice. If your team is in a position where you can afford to hold on to the dead roster space while he gets himself into game shape, George is certainly worth the risk. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:56 am
       
      Injured
    • Michael Beasley will be active Friday vs. NO
      Michael Beasley will be active and available to play for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Beasley hasn't been able to produce enough statistically to be considered a viable option in standard leagues for the past three seasons, and while he will have some opportunity playing for a Miami team that has been devastated by injuries, he has a long history of failing to reach his potential. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach here. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:16 am
    • Nicolas Batum says he feels refreshed
      Nicolas Batum said he feels refreshed and ready for the second half of the season after spending six days in Mexico.

      Advice: Batum has been mired in a season-long slump, but said six days of vacation on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico over the All-Star Break helped him hit the rest button. "I needed that," Batum said. "Just to refresh my mind. Just to go away from the stress. Just get away." Batum has has strong back-to-back performances and has averaged 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 3.0 three-pointers in those two games. If he can keep this up, he'll go a long way toward redeeming himself with fantasy owners who spent a top-35 pick on him. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:31 am
    • Michael Beasley to Miami Heat 3.0
      The Miami Heat have signed F Michael Beasley to a 10-day contract.

      Advice: While it's unlikely that Beasley will provide much fantasy value, this is a situation worth monitoring. He should be in shape as he's been playing in China and there are plenty of minutes available in the injury-depleted Heat frontcourt. There's a good chance that Beasley flames out in his third stint with the Heat, but owners in deep leagues may want to take a flier on the former No. 2 overall pick if they have an open roster spot. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:49 am
    • Kerr planning to rest Andre Iguodala
      Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said he's planning to give Andre Iguodala some rest in the near future.

      Advice: Iguodala won't sit against the Cavaliers on Thursday, so we'll likely see him get a rest day on Friday or Sunday. Harrison Barnes will get a small bump in fantasy value on whichever day Iguodala sits, but the value boost will only last for one game. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:45 am
    • DeMarcus Cousins available at trade deadline?
      DeMarcus Cousins was not untouchable at the trade deadline, according to an unnamed source familiar with Kings head coach George Karl's thinking.

      Advice: We'll take the unnamed source with a grain of salt, but according to said source, "At the trade deadline, everyone was available. Every single person [on the Kings roster] was available." Karl does not hold a front office title, but the same source said Karl has control of future personnel decisions and would be interested in acquiring Ty Lawson if he becomes available in the offseason. If these reports hold true, we may be in for a very interesting summer in Sacramento. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:26 am
       
      Injured
    • Shaw wants a more consistent Kenneth Faried
      Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw said he'd like to see more consistency out of Kenneth Faried (thumb).

      Advice: Faried is dealing with a thumb injury, but he was also benched in favor of Darrell Arthur on Monday. "The expectation level with Kenneth was never as a go-to guy. He was never a guy we expected to be able to throw the ball into and say: 'Go get us 20 points every night.' It's probably unfair for people to expect that," Shaw said. "But the other things — the rebounding, the running the floor and the energy — that's what people expect. And that's been a little bit inconsistent." The Manimal's fantasy owners likely agree with Shaw and may want to think about cutting Faried in deeper leagues if another solid option is available. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:22 am
    • Reggie Evans grabs 11 boards in return
      Reggie Evans returned from a three-game absence due to a knee injury on Wednesday and had two points, 11 rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes.

      Advice: Jason Thompson looked much better than usual tonight, so we doubt Evans starts going off on a regular basis, but then again, we've seen him go on a late-season tear and become a rebounding monster. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:20 am
    • 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
      Today, 12:11 am
    • Nicolas Batum plays well in win over Spurs
      Nicolas Batum hit 6-of-8 shots for 15 points, four rebounds, nine assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Spurs.

      Advice: Yes, that's the guy you thought you were drafting early last October, and it's nice that he's finally starting to show up. He's averaging 16 points, 7.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.0 3-pointers over his last two games. Hopefully he's ready to keep the train rolling, just in time for the fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:08 am
    • K. Leonard plays well, at least in fantasy
      Kawhi Leonard hit 5-of-13 shots for 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists, four steals, a block and a 3-pointer on Wednesday, but the Spurs lost their fourth straight game, this time to the Blazers.

      Advice: He was a team-high -13 +/- tonight, and had also been struggling for his fantasy owners, mainly due to poor shooting and some confidence issues. There wasn't much wrong with tonight's line, and you have to think he's on the verge of righting the ship soon. This was at least a step in the right direction. Tim Duncan added 20 points and eight boards in another Spurs loss, and they're just four games ahead of streaking New Orleans in the playoff chase. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:34 pm
    • Reggie Evans returned to action on Wednesday February 25. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:29 pm
    • Elijah Millsap scores career-high 17 in loss
      Elijah Millsap came off the bench to hit 5-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for a career-high 17 points and seven rebounds against the Lakers on Wednesday.

      Advice: Millsap's rise contributed to the fall of Joe Ingles (zero points), but we're guessing Millsap won't do this again anytime soon. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:09 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
      Yesterday, 11:04 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs OKC
    • Ed Davis just misses double-double
      Ed Davis came off the bench for 12 points, nine boards, a steal and three blocks on 6-of-8 shooting in 28 minutes in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: Davis is kind of hot right now, averaging 9.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals, 2.0 blocks and is shooting 64 percent in 25 minutes over his last five games. And that makes him worth owning, especially if you're trying to squeeze some juice out of a guy like Al-Farouq Aminu. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:49 pm
    • Markieff Morris' shooting slump continues
      Markieff Morris' shooting slump continued on Wednesday against the Nuggets, making 1-of-5 from the field for five points with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two turnovers in 22 minutes.

      Advice: He was one of the best mid-range power forwards in the NBA earlier in the season, but that's been his undoing lately. In his last seven, Morris made just 21.6 percent of his mid-range shots, which account for 50.5 percent of his shot total. That explains why he's only averaged 12.3 points, 5.6 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.4 blocks and 0.6 treys on 33.7 percent from the field in that span. Besides the shooting issue, it's not that bad. He should get it turned around soon because all players go through shooting slumps. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:46 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari plays 34 minutes
      Danilo Gallinari played 34 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday during a 110-96 loss with 20 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: The Nuggets are losing forwards all over the place and they're going to lose another one if they play Gallo this much. That said, this is his second consecutive 20-point game and he's taking a ton of shots with at least 11 in each of his last four. Gallinari is worth grabbing in standard leagues and his owners can just worry about an injury if/when it happens. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:19 pm
    • Alexis Ajinca plays just 18 minutes in win
      Alexis Ajinca came off the bench and played just 18 minutes on Wednesday, but still had 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks on 4-of-6 shooting.

      Advice: The minutes don't make a lot of sense, but guys like Quincy Pondexter and Dante Cunningham played well in this one. Any time Anthony Davis is out, Ajinca still qualifies as an interesting sleeper pick. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:12 pm
    • Luke Babbitt cools off on Wednesday
      Luke Babbitt, who had 18 points, eight boards and four 3-pointers on Monday, hit just 3-of-7 shots for eight points, two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers on Wednesday.

      Advice: Quincy Pondexter and Dante Cunningham were better tonight, and it's going to be tough to figure out which scrub is going to get hot for Pelicans as long as Ryan Anderson and Anthony Davis are out. But Babbitt should probably be at the bottom of the list after Pondexter scored 25 tonight, while Cunningham is also starting. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:10 pm
    • 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
      Yesterday, 10:06 pm
    • Thaddeus Young still coming off pine for Nets
      Thaddeus Young once again came off the bench for the Nets, but still managed 19 points, five rebounds and a 3-pointer on 8-of-12 shooting.

      Advice: Maybe the Nets will put him in the starting lineup at some point soon, but even if they don't, Young should continue to improve as he learns how to play with his new teammates. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:48 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
      Yesterday, 9:46 pm
    • 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
      Yesterday, 9:34 pm
    • 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
      Yesterday, 9:15 pm
    • Throwback: KG quiet in start for Wolves
      Just like the old days, Kevin Garnett started at power forward for Minnesota on Wednesday, but had just five points and eight rebounds in 19 minutes.

      Advice: He did add two assists, a steal and two blocks on 2-of-7 shooting, but the only thing the likes of KG, Adreian Payne and Nikola Pekovic seem to be doing is ruining the fantasy value of Gorgui Dieng. Then again, the Wolves blew out the Wizards, so maybe Flip Saunders knows something we don't. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:13 pm
    • Joakim Noah plays 34 minutes
      Joakim Noah handed out eight assists against the Hornets on Wednesday with four points, 11 rebounds, one steal and three blocks.

      Advice: He's going to make a lot of passes out of the post for the Bulls now. His assist percentage is down considerably compared to last season and it has a lot to do with Derrick Rose. Noah still won't be as great as last season because of Jimmy Butler and Pau Gasol, but he should get about a two-round boost in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:11 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (knee) out for game
      Darrell Arthur (right knee) will not return on Wednesday night.

      Advice: The team is calling it a strain, which usually suggests it's a muscle issue. If Arthur is out, the Nuggets will be very shorthanded. Joffrey Lauvergne and J.J. Hickson may have to play more. He finished with one point and no other stats in three minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:27 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) won't play vs. Phoenix
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) will not play vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: Faried was benched in Denver's last game and he's been struggling to provide any fantasy value lately, so his absence shouldn't be a huge blow for fantasy owners. Darrell Arthur, J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne will pick up the slack in his absence. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:17 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) will not play vs. the Jazz
      Nick Young (knee) will not play vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is coming off a 19-point performance vs. the Celtics on Sunday, so it's a shame that he is going to have to sit this one out. The good news is that an MRI taken on his knee came back negative, but head coach Byron Scott said that Young was still dealing with some swelling. Consider Young day-to-day for now, and expect Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson and Jeremy Lin to all see increased opportunities with Young on the shelf. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:36 am
       
      Injured
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) questionable Wednesday
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: In addition to being benched in favor of Darrell Arthur during Monday's game vs. the Nets, Faried also suffered a thumb injury to make matters worse. While Faried was able to play through the injury that game, the Nuggets may opt to err on the side of caution Wednesday in what has become a lost season for the franchise. Expect Darrell Arthur to play big minutes if Faried sits vs. the Suns, with J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne in the mix for more playing time as well. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:19 am
    • Kevin Garnett will start Wednesday vs. WAS
      Kevin Garnett will replace Adreian Payne in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: Garnett isn't really capable of playing much more than 20 minutes a game, and with season averages of 6.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues despite the starter tag. He's going to cut into the minutes of Payne and Gorgui Dieng, but Dieng should be able to sustain his value regardless of how he enters the game. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:40 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) doesn't practice Tuesday
      Nick Young (knee) did not participate during Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: An MRI taken on Young's knee came back negative, but with him sitting out of Tuesday's practice, he looks to be on the doubtful side of questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Utah. If he's unable to go, there will be more minutes for guys like Jeremy Lin, Wes Johnson, and Wayne Ellington. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:55 pm
       
      Injured
    • 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
       
      7:30 pm vs OKC
    • Thaddeus Young scores an efficient 15
      Thaddeus Young scored 15 points on 6-of-11 from the field during a 110-82 win over the Nuggets on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He only played 12 minutes in his Brooklyn debut on Friday and doubled his playing time tonight. Young is logging most of his playing time at power forward, but he does have a handful of minutes at small forward, which helps his upside. Considering the Nets have gone with such small lineups, Thad could start soon. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:30 pm
    • Babbitt gets hot; scores 18 points vs. TOR
      Luke Babbitt got hot off the bench in Monday's win over the Raptors, hitting 7-of-9 shots (including four threes) for 18 points with eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in 23 minutes.

      Advice: It's hard to see Babbitt providing consistent returns but if there was a situation that could make it happen it would be the one in New Orleans. If players start to call it a season early, keep an eye on him in leagues that value 3-point shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:17 pm
    • Ajinca scores 16 points with nine rebounds
      Alexis Ajinca scored 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Raptors.

      Advice: Ajinca has done surprisingly well when pressed into action for Anthony Davis or Ryan Anderson this season. And with the way those two guys are holding up these days, it's possible this current window of productivity gets extended throughout the year -- particularly if and when the Pelicans fall out of the playoff chase. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:12 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari plays 30 minutes on Monday
      Danilo Gallinari played 30 minutes against the Nets during a 110-82 loss on Monday, scoring a game-high 22 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: It was his third start in a row and his numbers look pretty good in that span, averaging 16.0 points, 3.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.7 treys on 42.9 percent from the field. He is one of the most injury-prone players in the NBA, but at least the production is starting to show up. He is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:11 pm
    • Darrell Arthur scores 10 in start
      Darrell Arthur scored 10 points in a start at power forward on Monday with seven rebounds on 5-of-15 from the field.

      Advice: He played more than expected because Kenneth Faried (hand) missed some time tonight. Arthur does have a decent ceiling because he takes shots and is solid with defensive stats. In fact, he averaged 7.4 points, 3.0 boards 1.1 blocks and 1.0 steals in his previous seven games this month. He's only worth a look in 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:05 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kenneth Faried hurts hand, plays 13 minutes
      Kenneth Faried returned from his Monday hand injury during a loss to the Nets, scoring four points with five rebounds, one assist and one block in 13 minutes.

      Advice: He came off the bench tonight because the Nuggets are very thin at the forward spots with Wilson Chandler (groin) out tonight. Coach Brian Shaw isn't the biggest Faried fan in the world and his value is basically at rock bottom following a two-point game on Sunday. If for some reason Alex Len, Jusuf Nurkic or another red-hot free agent are on the wire, it's not a bad idea to cut Manimal for them. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:53 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (hand) goes to locker room
      Kenneth Faried (left hand) went to the locker room on Monday and has returned.

      Advice: X-rays were negative and he should be OK, but he's not getting much playing time right now. He had ice on his hand and it's unclear if he'll need to miss time. If he does, Darrell Arthur, Joffrey Lauvergne and J.J. Hickson will get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:57 pm
    • Kenneth Faried off the bench Monday
      Kenneth Faried will come off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: He wasn't late for practice either. Faried has been awful and the thinking here might be that the Nuggets need someone in their second unit. Regardless, his owners should stick with him because is value is way too low right now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:29 pm
    • Darrell Arthur starts, Kenneth Faried benched
      Darrell Arthur will start at power forward with Kenneth Faried coming off the bench against the Nets.

      Advice: Wow. Faried has not been playing well, but this is a bold move for even Brian Shaw. Arthur probably won't play more than 24 minutes tonight even with Wilson Chandler out, so he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Plus, he tends to get hurt a lot. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:11 pm
       
      Injured
    • MRI negative on Nick Young (left knee)
      The MRI on Nick Young's left knee came back negative and he is listed as questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has some swelling in his knee for the second time in 2015. Young didn't need to miss any games the last time his knee swelled up on him, so this is just a day-to-day issue. If he doesn't play, his minutes will be distributed to about four other players. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:35 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young doesn't practice, may have MRI
      Nick Young (swollen left knee) did not practice on Monday and may have an MRI following a doctor visit.

      Advice: His knee swelled up on him Monday morning after playing well on Sunday. Young did have a right knee soreness back in January, so this could be some sort of an aggravation. Should Swaggy miss time, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin, Ryan Kelly and Wes Johnson will step up. Johnson and Lin are probably the best players to speculatively grab depending on what you need. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:10 pm
       
      Injured
    • Thibodeau wants to keep Noah at 32-34 mins
      Tom Thibodeau wants to keep Joakim Noah's minutes in the 32-34 range going forward.

      Advice: Noah has three straight games with 10 or more rebounds, and he's amassed at least eight assists in two of those three contests. Getting Noah back on track is going to be critical to anything the Bulls hope to do, but Noah's health will be the ultimate dictator of just how much, and how often, he's playing. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:37 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
    • Kawhi Leonard fighting through shooting slump
      Kawhi Leonard admitted that he's currently fighting through a shooting slump.

      Advice: "You definitely got to fight through it," he said. "I still have confidence in my shot. I never think I'm going to miss the next one." Before the Feb. 20 game against the Warriors, Leonard was in a 12-of-52 slide, including 1-of-11 against the Clippers. Gregg Popovich admitted Leonard has had a "rough year," in which he's dealt with both eye infections and a torn ligament in his hand. His efficiency is down as he's shooting just 43.8 percent from the field, and while some of that can be attributed to a larger role, it would be foolish to ignore the injury factors. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:40 am
    • Heat could add another big man to the roster
      The Heat could sign another player to fill its 15th roster spot, and the candidates include Thomas Robinson, Andray Blatche and Michael Beasley.

      Advice: Miami is 'discussing' what to do with the roster spot, and although the team could wind up doing nothing, it sounds like they might want to bring in some more help with how thin their frontcourt is. Despite recently getting permission to work out at AmericanAirlines Arena, we don't see a Beasley reunion in the cards for the Heat. Of the three names mentioned, Blatche, who has played this season in China, would seemingly be the best fit. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:16 am
    • Nick Young scores 19 point off Lakers' bench
      Nick Young scored 19 points vs. Boston on Sunday, making 5-of-9 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs with three 3-pointers in his highest-scoring game since Jan. 19.

      Advice: Young added one rebound, one assist, one steal and a rare block during 26 minutes off L.A.'s bench, and his lackluster supporting stats are a big reason why he can't be relied upon in typical fantasy leagues. He was reportedly 15 minutes late to practice but the Lakers haven't confirmed it and he shouldn't face any punishment for Wednesday's game in Utah. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:27 pm
       
      Injured
    • 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
    • Nicolas Batum double-doubles in Sunday's loss
      Nicolas Batum got back on track vs. Memphis with 17 points, three 3-pointers, 10 rebounds, five assists, one block and two turnovers in 36 minutes.

      Advice: This was Batum's first double-digit scoring performance in five games and it marks his second double-double all season. Tonight's outburst is attributable to LaMarcus Aldridge's absence with a thumb injury, but it's still encouraging to see Batum aggressive and accurate offensively. The All-Star break may have aided his rehab but it's hard to view Batum as more than a rest-of-season mid-round value. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:54 pm
    • 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
    • Danilo Gallinari scores 16 pts on 5-of-11 FGs
      Danilo Gallinari played well in another start on Sunday, hitting 5-of-11 shots with three 3-pointers to finish with 16 points and two rebounds in just 19 minutes.

      Advice: Gallo's health will be a question mark all season, but owners might as well deploy him while he's scoring well in a starting role. Jusuf Nurkic (10 points, seven boards) led all Nuggets players with 28 minutes in Sunday's blowout, and Gallinari's low playing time should ensure that he's fresh for Monday's matchup with the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:02 pm
    • Kenneth Faried shoots 1-of-5 in 21 minutes
      Kenneth Faried was invisible again on Sunday, scoring just two points on 1-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds in 21 minutes vs. the Thunder.

      Advice: He had one steal and one block but that provides no relief for his woebegone fantasy owners. Serge Ibaka dominated the PF matchup tonight and Faried has averaged a mere 4.0 points on 28.6 percent shooting in 22.0 minutes over his past three games. Coach Brian Shaw hasn't shown any desire to increase his role, and at the moment Faried isn't giving him much incentive to do so. With his trade value at an all-time low, Faried belongs on fantasy benches until he gets back on track. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:49 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins scores 21 points in loss
      DeMarcus Cousins scored 21 points on 6-of-19 shooting in an embarrassing loss to the Clippers on Saturday, adding four boards, two assists, two steals, two blocks and five turnovers in 25 minutes.

      Advice: Cousins was in foul trouble pretty early in this one, but it didn't help that the game was practically over after a 42-point second quarter from the Clippers. Despite averaging 5.3 turnovers over his last four games, Cousins should be able to improve upon his efficiency once the Kings adapt to new head coach George Karl. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:30 pm
       
      Injured
    • Joakim Noah has a minor injury
      Joakim Noah was limping a bit during the first half on Saturday and played through it, finishing with three points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He couldn't score, but Noah had a handful of nice passes. There was no word after the game what was bothering Noah and hopefully it's not something that will linger. He's not playing well based solely on the stat sheet and we wouldn't consider him a buy-low guy. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:25 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
       
      7:30 pm vs OKC
    • 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
    • Alexis Ajinca doesn't play much
      Alexis Ajinca played only 11 minutes even with the injuries to the frontcourt on Saturday, scoring eight points with three rebounds.

      Advice: The Heat went small, so coach Monty Williams may have gone with smaller guys here. Ajinca's per-minute numbers are pretty good and he does have decent numbers in his two starts at power forward, averaging 11.0 points, 5.5 boards and 1.0 blocks. If you need a big man in a deeper league, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:43 pm
    • Reggie Evans (knee) will not play on Saturday
      Reggie Evans (right knee contusion) will not play on Saturday vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: The rebounding specialist will have to earn his playing time back under new head coach George Karl, but there's no telling when he will return to action. Leave Evans on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:17 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
    • Ed Davis goes for 16 and 14 vs. Nets
      Ed Davis scored 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting with 14 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 28 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Nets.

      Advice: Davis has been playing well enough to be a must-own player lately and he solidified that position tonight. Byron Scott is all over the board lately, but Davis has been surviving the randomness and chaos of Lakers basketball. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:03 am
    • Young (ankle) returns to action on Friday
      Nick Young (ankle) returned to action on Friday, scoring just five points on 2-of-9 shooting (including a three) to go with three rebounds in 25 minutes.

      Advice: The swag just isn't there for Young, even if we should probably cut him some slack in his first game back. And with the way the Lakers' rotation is looking these days, this is a situation that most owners can pass on in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:01 am
       
      Injured
    • 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
    • Thad Young plays well in 12 minutes
      Thaddeus Young made his Nets debut on Friday, scoring eight points on 4-of-8 shooting with four rebounds and one steal in just 12 minutes.

      Advice: Not bad for the first night and he should have a similar opportunity in Brooklyn that he had in Minnesota, though Young was playing a bit over his head for the last month and will likely settle in as a mid-round value. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:35 am
    • Cousins all over the stat sheet in big win
      DeMarcus Cousins scored 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting (7-of-9 FTs) with 15 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and nine turnovers in the Kings' 109-101 win over the Celtics on Friday.

      Advice: Cousins also ended the life of Jae Crowder, who was a kind man that once stepped in front of a locomotive on the basketball court and paid dearly for his courage. The Kings got a win for new coach George Karl, but this was the definition of an ugly win against a bad opponent and at some point the Kings need to get Cousins' turnovers under control. Rudy Gay scored 28 points on 9-of-18 shooting (2-of-5 3PTs, 8-of-8 FTs) with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks, but he also played out of control and will need to reel things back in to keep his efficiency on track. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:26 am
       
      Injured
    • Kawhi Leonard plays just 19 minutes vs. GSW
      Kawhi Leonard played just 19 minutes against the Warriors on Friday with 12 points, six rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer on 5-of-7 from the field.

      Advice: There's something up with shot selection these days. Leonard didn't take any shots from within eight feet tonight and missing jumper after jumper has been a problem lately, which resulted in a comment from his coach during the game tonight. "Last night he was doing an impression of Kyle Korver. That's not who he is," coach Gregg Popovich said. Leonard is too good and Pop is too smart for this to continue. His owners can just sit tight and wait for the monster lines to come. If you don't own him, try to see if his owner is worried. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:51 am
    • Millsap goes for nine and seven with three 3s
      Elijah Millsap was productive in 26 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring nine points on 3-of-7 shooting (3-of-6 from deep) with seven rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: Millsap just won't fade away but he'll face new challenges from Rodney Hood (10 minutes) and some of his other teammates didn't play their projected load of minutes tonight, either. He's just a borderline value in 12-team leagues at best over his last four games, and trending downward he's only worth a look in 14-16 team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:42 am
    • Batum posts quiet but efficient line in loss
      Nicolas Batum scored eight points on 3-of-6 shooting (no threes) with five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in Friday's sleepy loss to the Jazz.

      Advice: It looked like the Blazers were still on break and though it may be tempting to point out the lack of scoring on this line, Batum had one of the better nights amongst his teammates. LaMarcus Aldridge hit 5-of-16 shots to put up 14 and eight with not much else, Damian Lillard scored 19 points but had just two assists to go with five turnovers, Wesley Matthews was solid with 13 points and seven boards, and Robin Lopez got swallowed up by Rudy Gobert on an eight-point, four-rebound night. We'll see what happens to Batum when Arron Afflalo gets on the floor, as he could get both motivated or gut-punched by it. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:31 am
    • Danilo Gallinari plays 36 minutes vs. Bucks
      Danilo Gallinari played 36 minutes against the Bucks on Friday during his start at shooting guard, making 3-of-12 from the field for 10 points, five rebounds, two assists, four steals and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: It was by far his most playing time in a game this season. The Nuggets are really going to be playing with fire if they play him this much considering his numerous knee injuries in the past three seasons. Still, maybe they ride him until the wheels fall off. He is only making 34 percent from the field this season, so we wouldn't suggest adding him for something you're going to miss. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:50 pm
    • Nick Young returned to action on Friday February 20. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:30 pm
       
      Injured
    • 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
    • Morris drops 31 points in loss to Wolves
      Markieff Morris scored 31 points on 12-of-21 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in Friday's loss to the Wolves.

      Advice: Morris was bound to get a few extra looks with the Suns fielding a lineup without newly acquired Brandon Knight and Marcus Thornton, all while Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas were on their way out. The net effect of the trade deadline should help him get a few extra shots per night and help his already strong early round value. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:41 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
    • Ajinca back to irrelevant with Davis back
      Alexis Ajinca managed just two points on 1-of-3 shooting with one rebound, one assist and one block in 10 minutes on Friday.

      Advice: Ajinca is back to irrelevant with the Pelicans frontcourt healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:01 pm
    • 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
    • Report: Thaddeus Young will play Friday
      Updating a previous item, Thaddeus Young will play against the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: He's really the first player to get clearance from the deadline deals, so this is a big surprise. The Nets have a late game tonight on a huge slate of 13 games, so fantasy owners might want to proceed with caution for a guy on a new team. That said, the team has confirmed he will play. With Thad playing, there should be less opportunity for Mason Plumlee, Cory Jefferson, Bojan Bogdanovic and Alan Anderson. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:15 pm
    • Reggie Evans (knee) out on Friday night
      Reggie Evans (right knee contusion) will not play against the Celtics on Friday.

      Advice: The Kings are going to play Rudy Gay at the four more, so Evans is not needed as much and may have been a DNP-CD anyway. He's not worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:15 pm
    • Thaddeus Young will not play Friday vs. LAL
      Thaddeus Young will not be available for Friday's game against the Lakers.

      Advice: In order for a trade to go through the players involved must complete their physicals, and Kevin Garnett won't even be getting to Minnesota until Saturday, which will force Young to miss Friday's game. Young will slide into the starting power forward slot in Brooklyn, and hopefully he'll be able to improve upon his averages of 14.3 points and 5.1 rebounds with his new team. Cory Jefferson could slide into the starting lineup tonight, or the Nets could go big with Brook Lopez and Mason Plumlee in the post. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:38 am
    • Kevin Garnett will not play Friday vs. PHO
      Kevin Garnett will be unavailable for Friday's game against the Suns, as expected.

      Advice: He is said to be targeting Wednesday against the Wizards, so it's safe to assume he'll be unavailable for Monday's game against the Rockets as well. He's not capable of playing much more than 20 minutes a game, and he should remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Gorgui Dieng and Nikola Pekovic will man the Timberwolves frontcourt, and it's unlikely Garnett will overtake either guy as a starter. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:18 am
    • Kawhi Leonard stuck in a shooting slump
      Kawhi Leonard made just 1-of-11 from the field for four points with six rebounds, six assists and one steal in 27 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

      Advice: He is struggling on the offensive end right now and this was one of his worst games in a long time. In his last four games, Leonard made just 12-of-52 (23.1 percent from the field. The vast majority of his misses were jump shots tonight, which was the story in his previous three because he missed 20 of his 23 jumpers in that span. Leonard will likely get back to being more of a close-range guy and he's still filling the stat sheet in other areas, so try to buy low if you can. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:49 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari to start at SG for Nuggets
      The Nuggets will start Danilo Gallinari at shooting guard following Thursday's trade of Arron Afflalo.

      Advice: Coach Brian Shaw is going to go big with a lineup of Ty Lawson, Gallo, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried and Jusuf Nurkic. "Give [Gallinari] an opportunity as a starter, as least for now, to see what that looks like and see if that helps his confidence and his timing," Shaw said. Once one of the game's promising young players, Gallinari has struggled badly since a freak knee injury late in the 2013 season. We'd therefore keep expectations in check, especially with Randy Foye and Gary Harris ready to rock off the bench. Still, Gallo is a good bet to help owners in the 3-point category for now. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:28 pm
    • Kevin Garnett expected to play on Wednesday
      Kevin Garnett is expected to play on Wednesday against the Wizards.

      Advice: That means he won't play Friday against the Suns and won't play in the Monday road game in Houston. Garnett won't be playing more than 20 minutes and will likely have not play in both sets of back-to-back sets on the season. Interestingly, he may sign an extension to play next season. For now, he can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:05 pm
    • Thaddeus Young sent to Nets for Kevin Garnett
      Thaddeus Young will be traded to the Nets in exchange for Kevin Garnett, according to multiple reports.

      Advice: The Nets' roster is still taking shape with Jarrett Jack and Brook Lopez on the trade block, but Young should emerge with a major role no matter who he's playing with. He'll assume KG's former starting PF job and has a good chance to maintain his production from the past month, when he averaged 16.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.6 steals with beneficial percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:39 am
    • Report: Kevin Garnett traded to the Wolves
      Kevin Garnett has agreed to waive his no-trade clause and will be traded to the Wolves for Thaddeus Young, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge.

      Advice: Nobody saw this coming until yesterday. KG will end his career where he started it and the Wolves are reportedly interested in extending his deal for two more seasons. He is only playing minutes in the teens right now, so he won't be nearly as great as he was in his Minnesota days -- he was the consensus No. 1 pick in fantasy leagues for several years there. Fantasy owners can leave him on the wire in almost all leagues. Mason Plumlee and Cory Jefferson should get more run. Shabazz Muhammad will play a lot more with Thad gone. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:36 am
    • Anything Is Possible: KG may waive no-trade
      There is "cautious optimism" from the Wolves that Kevin Garnett is leaning toward waiving his no-trade clause, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com.

      Advice: He reportedly doesn't want a buyout, so this is likely his only chance to change teams. Garnett is expected to make a bid on the Wolves after his playing days are over and a move to Minnesota would help. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:24 am
    • Young-KG deal could be added to OKC deal
      The 76ers and Wolves could be included to expand the Nets-Thunder deal with Kevin Garnett going to the Wolves and Thaddeus Young going to the Nets.

      Advice: The Thad-KG talk really picked up last night and it seems like it actually could happen. Young would still see significant playing time, so his fantasy owners should be very pleased to see him wind up in BK, assuming it goes down. Shabazz Muhammad stands to benefit most with the departure of Thad. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:18 am
    • Kevin Garnett rules out contract buyout
      Kevin Garnett has ruled out a buyout of his contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowki of Yahoo Sports.

      Advice: Despite the Clippers' strong interest in his services if he's bought out, Garnett has reportedly ruled out that scenario. Wojnarowski is reporting that KG is still considering waiving his no-trade clause for a deal that would send him to the Timberwolves and will reportedly meet with the team today. Whether KG is in Brooklyn or Minnesota, he's only played 15.6 minutes per game during the month of February and can be left on waivers. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:58 am
    • Nets, Wolves talking Young-Garnett deal?
      The Wolves and Nets have discussed a deal to send Thaddeus Young to the Nets in exchange for Kevin Garnett, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com.

      Advice: Garnett has a no-trade clause, which may come into play with the Wolves being the further from a playoff spot than any other team. There is some talk of Garnett being bought out after the deadline, but he's not going to play much no matter where he winds up. In fact, KG has logged just 15.6 minutes per game this month. It's also worth mentioning KG hopes to buy the Wolves someday, so maybe that's a factor here. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:51 pm
    • Nicolas Batum not wearing a wrist brace
      Nicolas Batum was not wearing a wrist brace at practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: The All-Star break looks like it helped him get healthy. Batum has been a colossal letdown this season and his numbers over his last nine have been awful, making just 28.2 percent from the field for averages of 7.0 points, 6.2 boards, 4.9 assists and 0.8 steals. If he is able to shoot the ball better, Batum could have a strong second half. He's a nice buy-low target. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:02 pm
    • 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
    • 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
    • Nick Young will play on Friday night
      Nick Young (ankle) will play against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: Young suffered his leg injury on Feb. 11 and he is probably not going to have a restriction on his playing time. However, Swaggy P has been awful in his last six, making just 29.1 percent from the field for averages of 7.5 points, 2.3 boards, 1.0 assists and 1.0 treys. Swaggy P can be kept on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:21 pm
       
      Injured
    • 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
    • Thaddeus Young wants to remain w/ Wolves
      Thaddeus Young wants to remain with the Timberwolves beyond Thursday's trade deadline.

      Advice: "Definitely," he said. "My wife and kids, who wants to keep picking up and moving? But I know it’s a business." Young can opt out of his contract in the offseason, but he's not expected to be traded this week. Young, just 26, could still be a part of Minnesota's long-term plans, but it's too early to say that for certain. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 16, 6:38 am
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