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    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) felt 'good not great'
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) said that he felt 'good not great' after doing some 5-on-0 work at practice Friday.

      Advice: He won't take contact in practice until he does feel a little better and also added that he has no return date in mind. We still think he will be able to return in January, but this report is a little disappointing. However, Rubio should be owned in all leagues and his owners will have to remain patient for the time being. Rotoworld.com
      27 minutes ago
    • Aaron Brooks has a solid effort again
      Aaron Brooks scored 13 points with four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

      Advice: He made 5-of-14 from the field and continues to get a ton of shots in the second unit. Brooks should put up decent value while Kirk Hinrich (hamstring) is out. Rotoworld.com
      28 minutes ago
    • Derrick Rose plays 27 minutes on Saturday
      Derrick Rose played 27 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday with 19 points, one rebound, one assist, two 3-pointers and four turnovers.

      Advice: He looked a little more agile than usual and had no problems getting into the paint. Rose hasn't missed any action due to injury since Nov. 21 with two missed games due to illness. Rose's assists, steals and rebounds are extremely low, which explains why he hasn't been a top-125 player in the past month. Rotoworld.com
      33 minutes ago
    • Mike Conley has a nice game, hurts foot
      Mike Conley suffered a foot injury and return to action on Saturday, finishing with 24 points, one rebound, three assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Heat.

      Advice: There isn't much cause for concern and he should be ready to roll on Tuesday vs. the Spurs. Meanwhile, Conley is rolling over his last five, averaging 19.0 points, 2.8 boards, 4.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.2 triples. He's a No. 1 fantasy point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:26 pm
    • Victor Oladipo scored 13 points in win
      Victor Oladipo scored 13 points on 6-of-9 from the field against the Hornets on Saturday with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and two turnovers during a 102-94 win.

      Advice: He's been the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde guy all season, so bouncing back from his awful five-turnover game on Friday is not a surprise. Oladipo's fantasy value is still floundering at just No. 138 in standard leagues, but he might finally start getting it going soon. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:45 pm
    • Patty Mills (shoulder) is out for Sunday
      Patty Mills (shoulder) will not play on Sunday vs. Houston.

      Advice: He is said to be targeting a return in late December, so his next chance to suit up would be on Tuesday vs. Memphis. Mills could have some short-term value in deeper leagues with Tony Parker (hamstring) sidelined, but he will likely be eased into the rotation upon his return. Keep a close eye on him moving forward. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:26 pm
       
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    • Avery Bradley doesn't have any FGMs
      Avery Bradley missed all five shots from the field against the Wizards on Saturday, scoring two points at the line with one rebound, two assists and two steals in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Shooting guards are the most inconsistent players on a team and Bradley is certainly no exception. The Celtics were a complete disaster on offense, so expect Bradley to bounce back against the Kings on Wednesday. He's still worth owning in standard leagues, but won't have very high upside. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:21 pm
    • John Wall has a boring line in win
      John Wall scored 12 points with four rebounds, seven assists, three steals and five turnovers against the Celtics on Saturday.

      Advice: He put on a show and had another 360-degree layup, which he also did on Christmas. Wall has at least seven assists in all but one game this season and is leading the NBA in assist percentage among qualifiers. The "Wall is not a point guard" debate from a couple seasons ago should have never happened. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:11 pm
    • Ramon Sessions (back) out for Saturday
      Ramon Sessions (back) will not play in Saturday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: He has really struggled with his back issue, and it looks like he could be seeing more time on the sidelines. Darren Collison will see big minutes Saturday while Ray McCallum will remain in the rotation. Sessions can be cut in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:11 pm
       
      Injured
    • George Hill gets the start on Saturday
      George Hill started against the Nets on Saturday.

      Advice: The team didn't announce the starting lineup until tip. Hill will start next to Rodney Stuckey and move C.J. Watson to the bench. Hill should be owned in all leagues based on his high usage and 3-point shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:12 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey (eye) will play vs. Nets
      Rodney Stuckey (eye) will play against the Nets on Saturday.

      Advice: Everything must have went well despite Stuckey having some problems with the upper part of his eye. His shooting percentage could be at risk tonight, which is troubling considering he's one of the least efficient players in the NBA. Start him at your own peril. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:57 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 110-85 @ Bkn
    • Kyle Lowry scores 25 points in win vs. Clips
      Kyle Lowry turned in a gem against the Clippers during a 110-98 victory on Saturday with 25 points, three rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He was hot in the third quarter with 11 points and did a tremendous job on Chris Paul today. Lowry is doing it all for the Raptors and fantasy owners over his last five, averaging 23.2 points, 4.2 boards, 7.6 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.4 triples on 51.3 percent from the field. He's in the hunt for MVP with the Raptors holding the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:25 pm
    • Jarrett Jack is starting over Deron Williams
      Jarrett Jack is starting over Deron Williams again on Saturday.

      Advice: There is still no indication that this will be a permanent move, but it is definitely something to watch closely. Jack scored a season-high 27 points on Friday, so he is worth a look in all leagues while he is this hot, especially with all of the trade rumors surrounding D-Will. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:21 pm
    • Greivis Vasquez plays well vs. Clippers
      Greivis Vasquez was terrific off the bench against the Clippers on Saturday with 16 points, four rebounds, six assists and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: It's been a bumpy ride for Vasquez and he's made just 37.9 percent from the field over his previous 10 games. Vasquez's minutes have taken a dip to just 21.4 per game in that span, so he's not really going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:15 pm
    • Lou Williams cools off vs. Clippers
      Lou Williams stayed cold against the Clippers on Saturday with nine points, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He only made 3-of-10 from the field in his last game on Monday. Williams has seen his shooting numbers come down this month and has only made 39.1 percent from the field even before this dud. Williams is still doing enough to in triples, free throw percentage and points to remain owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:09 pm
    • Chris Paul gets shut down by Kyle Lowry
      Chris Paul had one of his worst offensive games against the Raptors on Saturday, making 3-of-12 from the field for 10 points with three rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Kyle Lowry was a bulldog on defense and kept Paul below 30 percent from the field for the first time since October. Paul's shooting percentage has taken a slight decrease, which has caused his fantasy value to slide out of the top 10 over the last two weeks. Obviously, there's nothing to worry about. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:53 pm
    • Ramon Sessions is doubtful for Saturday
      Ramon Sessions (back) is doubtful to play against the Knicks on Saturday.

      Advice: He did not play on Friday due to a lower back strain, which allowed Ray McCallum to play 26 minutes against the Suns. McCallum should see a similar amount of playing time while Darren Collison should come close to matching his 36 minutes, as well. Sessions is not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:02 pm
       
      Injured
    • Alexey Shved (ankle) out for Saturday
      Alexey Shved (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Sunday.

      Advice: He is playing around 10 minutes per game with his new team and some of that has to do with garbage time. Shved is just 1-of-6 from the field in his two games with his new team. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:30 pm
    • Rajon Rondo needs to be aggressive
      Coach Rick Carlisle told Rajon Rondo he needs to be aggressive.

      Advice: "I haven’t been scoring as much in the past in Boston, but here he told me to be a little bit more aggressive," Rondo said. He scored a season-high 21 points against the Lakers on Friday, but the easy matchup had a lot to do with it. Rondo's shot attempts in each of his four games have all been higher than his average in Boston this season. His scoring average may rise, but fantasy owners might take a bigger hit to their field goal and free throw percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:20 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey (face) probable Saturday
      Rodney Stuckey (face) is now probable for Saturday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: He is dealing with some swelling in his right eye but it isn't believed to be too serious. If Stuckey can't go, expect George Hill and C.J. Watson to see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:21 am
       
      Injured
      W, 110-85 @ Bkn
    • Rodney Stuckey dealing with swollen right eye
      Rodney Stuckey is dealing with a swollen right eye, and his status is not known for Saturday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: He suffered a blow to the face from Andre Drummond in the third quarter of Friday's game and was not able to return. Stuckey can barely see out of his eye so there is a real possibility that he could rest on Saturday. If he does sit, expect George Hill and C.J. Watson to carry the load for the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:25 am
       
      Injured
      W, 110-85 @ Bkn
    • Collison hits career-high four triples in los
      Darren Collison had a mixed game in Friday's loss to the Suns, scoring 19 points with four treys but just two assists, one rebound and three passes into the fifth row at Sleep Train in Sacramento.

      Advice: Collison struggled to contain penetration and the Kings' defense was pretty bad, allowing the Suns to hit 14-of-33 percent (42.4%) from deep. Offensively, he hit a number of big shots and along with Rudy Gay (16 points, four rebounds, five assists, two threes, 7-of-15 FGs) they kept this game from getting out of hand. The Kings will likely struggle as long as their coaching situation remains in flux, but the fantasy value of their key guys will remain intact. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:08 am
    • Rondo posts season-high 21 pts in huge night
      Rajon Rondo scored a season-high 21 points on 10-of-17 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, seven assists and one steal in the Mavs' 102-98 win over the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: Rondo is scoring more in Dallas than he was in Boston, and his assists are a bit down, but it's still too early to say how things will change with his production. He's clearly going to run the show, however, and he'll be worth having in all lineups as expected. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:05 am
    • Lin posts versatile line but hits only 2-of-8
      Jeremy Lin scored five points on 2-of-8 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three blocks in 22 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Lin has top 120-150 (8/9 cat) value in a season dominated by Kobe Bryant, which may be changing a bit to favor the little guys now that Kobe has been forced to look at his own role in the Lakers' disaster. This line has flaws and Lin's performance this season can be picked apart, but knowing things can't get much worse this 'floor' may deserve the benefit of the doubt. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:41 am
    • Neal hits 1-of-8 shots in Friday's loss
      Gary Neal hit 1-of-8 shots for six points, one rebound and one assist in 17 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Neal missed all nine of his shots on Tuesday and the way this works is that a hot streak is right around the corner. It's hard to bet on and even if it hits he's a deep league asset at best right now, but don't be surprised if it happens in the next few games. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:13 am
       
      L, 102-94 * vs Orl
    • Beverley plays through illness on Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) played in Friday's overtime win, scoring 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds and five assists in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Beverley did not register a steal but this is an otherwise fine line, but we'd be lying if we weren't at least a little concerned that sticky-fingered Josh Smith takes some of his touches. The needle isn't moving in that respect after just one night. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:23 pm
    • Teague productive in blowout loss
      Jeff Teague returned to the starting lineup for the Hawks in their blowout loss to the Bucks on Friday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting (no threes) with zero rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 24 minutes.

      Advice: This is a great line considering the circumstances and he should be in all lineups going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:06 pm
    • Mayo scores 11 points off the bench
      O.J. Mayo scored 11 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 5-of-8 shots (including a three) with five rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes.

      Advice: It didn't look like he'd be in the rotation at one point but he got into the game and made a little bit of noise, but this is the same exact stat line that has qualified as a 'good night' lately. Jason Kidd said he likes him coming off the bench after the game, too, so there's not a lot to like with Mayo's current situation. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:31 pm
       
      L, 90-85 vs Atl
    • Jrue Holiday fills it up on Friday night
      Jrue Holiday had a fantastic effort against the Spurs on Friday during a 97-90 win with 15 points, five rebounds, seven assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

      Advice: While he's not shooting the ball great at 43.3 percent this month, his 8.5 assists, 0.8 blocks and 1.7 steals have helped his fantasy value tremendously. He's a strong No. 2 fantasy point guard right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:38 pm
    • George Hill plays well yet again
      George Hill played well in his second game of the season on Friday with 13 points, three rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes during a 119-109 loss to the Pistons.

      Advice: He came off the bench again, but we'd guess he'll be in the starting lineup on Saturday. Hill shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:10 pm
    • Victor Oladipo fouls out on Friday night
      Victor Oladipo founded out in 37 minutes against the Cavs during a 98-89 loss on Friday, scoring 13 points with four rebounds, eight assists, three steals and five turnovers.

      Advice: He was actually keeping the turnovers in check with four consecutive games of two per game. In his last five, Oladipo averaged 10.6 points, 3.2 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.4 triples on 33.3 percent from the field. He's getting minutes and there's still plenty of hope he can bust loose. He also ditched his mask for the first time this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:01 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey (facial contusion) out Fri
      Rodney Stuckey (facial contusion) went to the locker room in the third quarter on Friday and will not return.

      Advice: Andre Drummond hit him in the face and perhaps he was poked in the eye. Stuckey needed help walking back to the locker room and maybe he couldn't see properly. Hopefully he didn't scratch his cornea or else it could cost him time. C.J. Watson and George Hill would get more run while Donald Sloan would likely get back in the rotation. Stuckey checked out with nine points, five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against his former team. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:55 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 110-85 @ Bkn
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) does some 5-on-0 work
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) did some 5-on-0 work at shootaround Friday.

      Advice: He's getting closer and it would appear contact is just around the corner. Rubio has been out since Nov. 7 with his severe ankle sprain and the Wolves have been forced to play Zach LaVine a little more than they planned. If you're looking to stash Rubio in a shallow league, now is probably the time. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:38 pm
    • George Hill will come off the bench on Friday
      George Hill will come off the bench again on Friday against the Pistons.

      Advice: He was extremely busy in his debut with a usage rate of 28.0 in 21 minutes of action. Hill should have a lot of his plate as the primary ball-handler, so he should be owned in all leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:23 pm
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) will play vs. MEM
      Patrick Beverley (illness) will play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

      Advice: He was listed as questionable before today, but Beverley is one of the toughest players in the NBA. He's good to go as a mid-round play. Additionally, if you were thinking about playing Mike Conley in daily fantasy leagues, you might want to reconsider. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:40 pm
    • O.J. Mayo moving to bench on Friday
      O.J. Mayo will come off the bench against the Hawks on Friday.

      Advice: Coach Jason Kidd said he wants to see how Mayo fared in the second unit, which sounds like a nice way of saying he's going to cut his playing time. Mayo has made just 4-of-14 from the field in his last two games and is not worth using in almost any league tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:35 pm
       
      L, 90-85 vs Atl
    • Ramon Sessions (back) out Friday vs. Phoenix
      Ramon Sessions (back) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Suns.

      Advice: With Sessions unavailable Ray McCallum will get some extended run off the bench, but not enough to matter in most leagues. Both Sessions and McCallum will only become relevant in standard leagues if there is an injury to Darren Collison. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:12 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jarrett Jack scores a season-high 27 points
      Jarrett Jack scored a season-high 27 points against the Celtics on Friday with seven rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made all 10 attempts from the line and hit a clutch 15-foot jumper to help the Nets get the win. Deron Williams was active for this one and the Nets are going to ease him back in hopes he doesn't aggravate his calf issue. Jack has seen his minutes climb to 35 per game over his last four and the Nets are reportedly looking to deal Deron, so Jack is worth a look in standard leagues. He's more of a stash, though. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:04 pm
    • Avery Bradley scores 17 points against BK
      Avery Bradley scored 17 points against the Nets on Friday with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Bradley looks to be coming out of a slump after making just 37.0 percent from the field in his previous 10 games, averaging 10.6 points, 3.2 boards, 2.0 assists and 0.9 steals. His assists and boards have seen a slight increase since the Rajon Rondo deal, but they'll likely fall off again as the team gains confidence in Marcus Smart. Bradley is still worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:26 pm
    • Jeff Teague to return to the starting lineup
      Jeff Teague is set to return to the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Bucks, according to plugged in beat reporter Chris Vivlamore.

      Advice: There was simply no way that Dennis Schroder was going to stick with the starting unit for long with Teague healthy, and it looks like he'll head to the bench on Friday ending his days of standard league relevancy. Teague was putting up early-round value before going down, and is a must-start guy every time he's in uniform. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:01 am
    • Patty Mills (shoulder) is nearing a return
      Patty Mills (shoulder) is hopeful he'll be able to return to the lineup for one of the Spurs' four remaining December games.

      Advice: While Mills is optimistic, head coach Gregg Popovich will need some convincing before he allows him to step into any game-time action. "I’m going to hold him off as long as I can," Popovich said. "There will be a point he won’t allow me to do that any more and that’s fine. But for right now I’m winning the battle." Mills will likely be brought along slowly, and as long as Tony Parker is healthy, Mills can remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:38 am
       
      Injured
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Friday vs. Denver
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play Friday vs. the Nuggets.

      Advice: Rubio isn't likely to return until January, and while he's sidelined Zach LaVine and Mo Williams will continue to split minutes at the point guard position. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:28 am
    • Chris Paul nets 22 points in Christmas finale
      Chris Paul put on an array of moves during a 100-86 win over the Warriors on Thursday with 22 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

      Advice: After 13 hours of seeing Cliff Paul on TV today, Chris stepped up. Paul's assists have been on the decline lately with only one double-double in his last nine games. In that span, he's averaged 18.9 points, 5.0 boards, 8.2 dimes, 2.3 steals and 1.8 triples. CP3 is still a top-five fantasy player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:44 pm
    • Derrick Rose turns in a solid game in win
      Derrick Rose scored 20 points against the Lakers during an easy 113-91 win on Thursday with two rebounds, six assists, one step and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He's been on a roll over his last three, making 58.0 percent from the field for averages of 24.7 points, 4.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 triples. Rose hasn't been injured on about a month and only an injury has kept him out, so hopefully he can stay out there. This isn't a bad time to try and sell high. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:43 pm
    • Aaron Brooks stepping up sans Hinrich
      Aaron Brooks played 28 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday with 13 points, two rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He played a handful of minutes next to Derrick Rose tonight and coach Tom Thibodeau is one of Brooks' biggest fans. As long as Kirk Hinrich (hamstring) is out, Brooks should put up enough value to be worth holding in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:21 pm
    • Jeremy Lin takes a step back on Thursday
      Jeremy Lin scored six points with one rebound, two assists and two steals on 2-of-8 from the field against the Bulls on Thursday.

      Advice: He had a nice game on Tuesday, but couldn't get anything going tonight. Over his last 13 games, Lin has averaged just 7.6 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.6 turnovers and 0.7 triples on 32.7 percent from the field. That's not going to get it done for fantasy owners in standard leagues, so his owners should have their eyes peeled for a pickup. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:54 pm
    • Ramon Sessions (back) iffy for Friday
      Ramon Sessions is listed as questionable for Friday's game due to a lower back strain.

      Advice: If he's out it should just mean more minutes for Darren Collison. Sessions will only be worth using in fantasy leagues if Collison goes down with an injury. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:48 pm
       
      Injured
    • John Wall dominates Knicks with 24-11-6 line
      John Wall looked fabulous against the Knicks on Christmas, scoring 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting with 11 assists, six rebounds, one 3-pointer, one steal, and three turnovers.

      Advice: Wall basically did whatever he wanted today, and the Knicks looked like they didn't get the "no gifts" memo. John Wall currently leads the league with the most 20-point, 10-assist games this season with nine, and he's second in the league in assist per game with 10.4. He's putting up early-round value, and has established himself as an elite point guard in the league. Enjoy. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:57 am
    • Patty Mills cleared to practice, not play
      Patty Mills (shoulder) has been cleared to resume basketball activities, but still isn't close to playing in a game.

      Advice: Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said Mills was cleared to practice two days ago, but Mills isn't expected to see game action until mid-January, at the earliest. He'll only be worth a look by owners in deeper leagues, at least as long as Tony Parker is somewhat healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:14 am
       
      Injured
    • Patrick Beverley questionable for Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) is questionable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Beverley will head into Friday's game as a potential game-time decision, while James Harden (hamstring) and Dwight Howard (knee) are both listed as probable. We'll update Beverley's status after shootaround, but Isaiah Canaan would be in line for a spot-start if Beverley is unable to go. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:04 am
    • Jeremy Lin plays well in Lakers win Tuesday
      Jeremy Lin had a solid game on Tuesday in a win over the Warriors, finishing with 11 points, five assists, one board, three steals and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

      Advice: Kobe Bryant was rested on Tuesday, so Lin got another chance to impress in extended minutes off of the bench. He has had a tough season in Los Angeles, but if the Lakers continue to fall behind in the Western Conference it wouldn't be surprising to see Lin's minutes trend upwards as Bryant's spiral down. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:21 pm
    • Rajon Rondo plays well in loss on Tuesday
      Rajon Rondo played well in a loss to the Suns on Tuesday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-14 shooting, adding eight assists, six boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

      Advice: While he will never be the most efficient player on offense, Rondo has gelled pretty well with his teammates and should continue to improve as the season progresses. He did turn the ball over five times, but he is going to be a triple-double threat every time he takes the floor so his owners will just have to take the good with the bad. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:51 pm
    • Jeff Teague (hamstring) returns in bench role
      Jeff Teague (hamstring) came off the Hawks' bench on Tuesday and finished with nine points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds and six assists in 24 minutes, while posting a team-best +/- rating of +23.

      Advice: Dennis Schroder earned another start at PG, but he had only five points, four assists, four turnovers and a team-worst +/- rating of -18. Teague could regain the starting job as soon as Friday (vs. Milwaukee) or Saturday (at Milwaukee), and it shouldn't take long for his minutes to return to the 30-32 range he's been averaging all season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:45 pm
    • Gary Neal goes 0-of-9 from the floor Tuesday
      Gary Neal missed all nine of his shot attempts on Tuesday, finishing with five points, three boards and two assists in 20 minutes.

      Advice: It was a rough performance for him, but he deserves a pass considering how well he has played off of the bench for the Hornets this season. He could see his value rise tremendously if the Hornets end up trading Lance Stephenson (hip), but for now Neal should only be owned in deeper leagues for owners in need of 3-pointers and points. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:23 pm
       
      L, 102-94 * vs Orl
    • George Hill (knee) shines in season debut
      George Hill (knee, quad) made his season debut on Tuesday, coming off the Pacers' bench for 15 points (5-of-8 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), two 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists and one steal in just 21 minutes.

      Advice: This was an unexpectedly fast start for Hill, who must regain his conditioning while adjusting to new teammates and a new role, and he has enough upside to be labeled 'must own' in standard fantasy leagues. Pacers coach Frank Vogel said that Hill "looked great out there" before citing his speed, length and defense, and it shouldn't be long before he's back in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:31 pm
    • Victor Oladipo shoots 2-of-15 vs. Boston
      Victor Oladipo's shot abandoned him during Tuesday's game, as he scored eight points on 2-of-15 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs.

      Advice: He still played 36 minutes, chipping in four rebounds, six assists and two steals to salvage some value for his fantasy owners. This was Oladipo's third single-digit performance in Orlando's past four games, which should be viewed as a buy-low opportunity for owners in need of scoring, assists and steals. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:13 pm
    • Aaron Brooks steps up w/ Kirk Hinrich out
      Aaron Brooks took advantage of Kirk Hinrich's absence on Tuesday, coming off the bench for 13 points, four rebounds, six assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: Hinrich (hamstring) is questionable to return for Chicago's game on Christmas Day, leaving the door open for Brooks to post another fantasy-worthy line. Owners should keep an eye on the Bulls' injury report, with the understanding that Brooks' value will fade as quickly as it appeared. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:40 pm
    • Derrick Rose scores 25 points in road victory
      On the heels of a 29-point performance on Monday, Derrick Rose finished Tuesday's road victory with 25 points, four assists, two steals and five turnovers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: It's encouraging that he played in both games of Chicago's back-to-back set and his productivity is almost a bonus for owners, who are just relieved to see him healthy. Rose made 10-of-17 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs with one 3-pointer tonight, and he's poised for a nice stretch with four games each in Weeks 10-13. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:38 pm
    • George Hill will play nine minutes each half
      Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel is going to try and play George Hill nine minutes during each half for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Vogel also said that there will be no lingering injury concerns, just issues with conditioning, rhythm, and timing. Hill is going to be brought along slowly, but he's eventually going to be a primary fixture in the Pacers' offense, and should be owned in all leagues. C.J. Watson's value will take a hit once Hill is back to full strength, and Donald Sloan will likely fall out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:35 pm
    • Jeff Teague will come off the bench Tuesday
      Jeff Teague (hamstring) will come off the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: Dennis Schroder has been excellent filling in for Teague while he was sidelined, and it looks like the Hawks are going to ease Teague back into the rotation. Still, given Teague's upside, he's pretty much a must-start guy when in uniform. We'll let you know if any word comes out of a minutes restriction. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:08 pm
    • Jeff Teague (hamstring) probable to play Tues
      Jeff Teague (hamstring) is probable to play against the Clippers on Tuesday.

      Advice: He missed the last week and the Hawks did not miss him whatsoever, winning all three games against teams expected to make the playoffs in the Mavericks, Rockets and Cavs. It's unknown if Teague will play less than his 31.3 minutes per game, but it's not a wild idea considering how well Dennis Schroder played. Still, Teague can be placed back into fantasy lineups and those who added Schroder might want to make other plans. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:02 am
    • George Hill will make season debut on Tues
      George Hill (knee) will make his season debut against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

      Advice: Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said Hill will come off the bench on Tuesday and he "won't play [Hill] huge minutes. Enough to get his feet wet." Hill should be scooped off waiver wires if he's still available, while C.J. Watson and Donald Sloan take a hit to their fantasy values as both will now return to reserve roles. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:36 am
    • Rajon Rondo wants Josh Smith in Dallas
      Rajon Rondo said he thinks that the Mavericks should sign F Josh Smith.

      Advice: In addition to saying that his good friend would be a good fit for the Mavs, Rondo added, "I think we can use an athletic big. Josh brings a lot to the game -- his intangibles, he can make plays, rebound, defend." Mavericks owner Mark Cuban confirmed the Mavericks are trying to lure Smith to Dallas, but the Kings, Heat, and Rockets are also in the mix so fantasy owners should wait to see where the forward lands before making any moves. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:23 am
    • Alexey Shved returned to action on Monday December 22. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:17 am
    • Rondo goes for 13 and 11 in loss to Hawks
      Rajon Rondo scored 13 points on 6-of-15 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and a block in the Mavs' 105-102 home loss to the Hawks on Monday.

      Advice: This is a step up from his debut and it's still a bit too early to say how things will gel. Overall, his fantasy value will be similar as it was in Boston, but owners will want to see if the peripheral numbers change in a different system. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:20 pm
    • Conley scores 28, Gasol posts 24-12-5
      Mike Conley scored 28 points on 12-of-22 shooting (including four threes) with four rebounds and four assists in the Grizzlies' 97-91 home loss to the Jazz.

      Advice: Conley has been a top-40 value this season and both he and Marc Gasol (24 points, 12 rebounds, five assists) will go big anytime Zach Randolph (knee) is out. Randolph is day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:53 pm
    • Derrick Rose (illness) scores 29 points
      Derrick Rose (illness) played and played well in Monday's 129-120 win over the Raptors, scoring 29 points on 12-of-19 shooting (0-for-3 from deep, 5-of-6 from the line) with two rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes.

      Advice: While he played well this wasn't an elite statistical night and it's long past time for owners to realize that's his new reality. Returning just top 100-165 value (8/9 cat) in the games he plays, his lack of defensive stats and other inefficiencies start to show up when he's not the undisputed No. 1 option in Chicago. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:10 pm
    • Brooks scores 17 points off the bench
      Aaron Brooks scored 17 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 6-of-10 shots (including a three) with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 25 minutes.

      Advice: If Kirk Hinrich's hamstring injury keeps him out then Brooks could have some low-end value best suited for deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:43 pm
    • Lowry scores 34 points with four treys
      Kyle Lowry scored 34 points on 12-of-22 shooting with four threes, six rebounds, three assists and one steal in Monday's loss to the Bulls.

      Advice: Big nights from Lowry are no surprise and he should make his first All Star team this season. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:38 pm
    • Vasquez terrible in loss to the Bulls
      Greivis Vasquez managed just two points on 1-of-7 shooting with four assists in 15 minutes of action on Monday.

      Advice: Vasquez looked awful tonight and despite his big Sunday outing (21 points, five assists, three treys) he hasn't been very productive since DeMar DeRozan got hurt. DeRozan still isn't close to a return, but Vasquez can be left on the wire in 12-team standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:54 pm
    • Jeff Teague (hamstring) ruled out for Monday
      Jeff Teague (hamstring) will not play on Monday night against the Mavericks.

      Advice: He is without a timetable and could miss additional games. Teague was outstanding before his injury and was close to being a No. 1 fantasy point guard, but the Hawks are just fine with Dennis Schroder and Shelvin Mack. Schroder is worth a look in daily leagues in a favorable matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:38 pm
    • Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson are ready to play
      Derrick Rose (illness) and Taj Gibson (ankle) are ready to play against the Raptors on Monday.

      Advice: He was expected to play at shootaround earlier today, but there's always the need of confirmation on Rose. He missed tow games with an illness over the weekend and should be able to handle his normal workload. If you had Aaron Brooks, you can look to cut him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:27 pm
    • Avery Bradley took a shot to his head
      Avery Bradley took a shot to his head on Sunday, but is expected to be fine.

      Advice: He had a horrible game against the Heat, making 2-of-10 from the field for four points with seven rebounds and four assists. He should see a little added responsibility with Rajon Rondo gone, so he is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:50 pm
    • George Hill (knee) could make debut Tuesday
      George Hill (knee) has been upgraded to questionable against the Pelicans on Tuesday, and he could make his season debut.

      Advice: Hill's knee has responded well, and now he just has to get his conditioning together in order to make his season debut. At this point, Hill should not be on the waiver wire in any format, and if he is, make sure to scoop him up immediately as the Pacers sorely need everything he brings on offense. He'll be tasked with playing as large of a role as he can handle. CJ Watson and Donald Sloan will be pushed into their usual reserve roles when Hill returns. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:41 am
    • Jeff Teague doesn't have timetable for return
      Jeff Teague (hamstring) is doubtful to play on Monday against the Mavericks, and there is no timetable for his return.

      Advice: Teague hasn't been able to suit up since last week, and it doesn't appear he's getting close yet. Dennis Schroder will draw another start in Teague's place, and he's averaging 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 2.5 turnovers in a tiny two-game sample size. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:20 am
    • Derrick Rose expected to play on Monday night
      Derrick Rose (illness) is expected to play on Monday against the Raptors.

      Advice: Rose went through all of shootaround, so unless something unforeseen happens before tipoff (which is always a possibility with Rose), he should be back out there in his usual starting role. Kirk Hinrich will shift back to the bench so long as Rose plays as expected. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:16 am
    • Jeremy Lin plays just 21 minutes off of bench
      Jeremy Lin played just 21 minutes off the bench on Sunday vs. the Kings, ending the game with four points, five assists and three boards.

      Advice: Coach Byron Scott is sticking to his plan of keeping Ronnie Price in the starting lineup for now, and Lin's value continues to plummet. Lin may redeem himself later on if the Lakers opt to rest Kobe Bryant down the stretch, but for now owners in standard leagues should look for another option. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:03 pm
    • Ramon Sessions (back) picks up DNP-CD
      Ramon Sessions (back) was available for Sunday's game but he did not leave the Kings' bench.

      Advice: Darren Collison logged 40 minutes as the team's starting PG and rookie Ray McCallum chipped in a pair of rebounds and assists in 11 minutes off the bench, allowing the Kings to rest Sessions a while longer. We're taking him off the injury report, and he should resume a 10-20 minute role vs. the Warriors on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:02 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jarrett Jack leads Nets w/ 15 pts, 10 assists
      Jarrett Jack lit up the Pistons for 15 points, four rebounds, 10 assists and two steals on Sunday, while starting at PG in place of Deron Williams (calf).

      Advice: D-Will's injury is considered minor and he's questionable to return vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday, which makes it hard to recommend Jack as more than a temporary option. He turned the ball over just twice tonight and was likely a decisive factor in many weekly matchups, so don't be afraid to use him if Williams is ruled out for Tuesday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:18 pm
    • Jrue Holiday double-doubles in win Sunday
      Jrue Holiday managed a double-double on Sunday vs. the Thunder, finishing with 11 points, 15 assists, one board, four steals and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He did shoot just 4-of-12 from the field and turned the ball over four times, but he was matched up against Russell Westbrook so his owners should be thrilled with this performance. Yet to miss a game this season, Holiday is rewarding owners who took a gamble on him and is showing no signs of slowing down as the Pelicans pursue a berth in the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:05 pm
    • John Wall struggles in loss to Suns on Sunday
      John Wall struggled in a loss against the Suns on Sunday, shooting just 5-of-15 from the field and finishing with 14 points, eight assists, five boards and three steals in 38 minutes.

      Advice: The fact that he was struggling in this game and still managed to put up these kinds of numbers speaks volumes about how well he has played recently. Wall is spoiling his owners this season and he's easily become one of the elite point guards in the NBA. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:19 pm
    • Victor Oladipo scores 23 pts as starting SG
      Victor Oladipo didn't skip a beat while moving to SG for Sunday's game, which he finished with 23 points, one 3-pointer, three rebounds, three assists and three steals.

      Advice: Oladipo isn't a pure PG, as evidenced by a dreadful assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.26 that ranks dead last among qualifying guards. Turnovers and poor percentages have taken a toll on Oladipo in 9-cat leagues, where he's treading water as a late-round value, and owners should be hoping that he sticks at SG. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:56 pm
    • Greivis Vasquez busts out w/ 21-5-4 line
      Greivis Vasquez took advantage of the increased opportunity with Landry Fields (concussion) sidelined on Sunday, and put up 21 points (three 3-pointers), five assists, and four rebounds in a Raptors' win.

      Advice: Vasquez has been struggling lately coming off the bench, but got things going tonight against a terrible Knicks team. The Knicks often give up big lines to opposing guards, so that can't be discounted with tonight's line. Given how inconsistent Vasquez' has been this year, we'll need to see a couple more games like this before recommending the add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:33 pm
    • Lou Williams lights up the Knicks on Sunday
      Lou Williams lit up the Knicks on Sunday for 22 points (6-of-14 shooting) to go with four 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist, and a steal.

      Advice: This is what Lou does. He doesn't offer much peripheral stats, but if you're looking for some points, treys, and a free throw percentage booster, he's your guy. He's averaging 14.4 points and 1.8 three-pointers this season while shooting 41.8 percent from the field and 86.4 percent from the charity stripe (on 4.4 attempts per game). He's certainly in the running for Sixth Man of the Year. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:24 pm
    • Mike Conley logs 25 minutes in road loss
      Mike Conley had only 11 points, two rebounds, five assists and one steal in 25 minutes on Sunday, as the Grizzlies lost on the road in Miami.

      Advice: He didn't turn the ball over but shot just 5-of-13 from the field, and wound up with minimal playing time as coach Dave Joerger tried in vain to find a winning combination. Beno Udrih pitched in two points and five assists in 19 minutes off the bench, while Nick Calathes added four points and four dimes in 14 minutes. Both guys should fade into irrelevance with Conley reclaiming more minutes vs. the Jazz on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:11 pm
    • Kyle Lowry scores 22 points, dishes 9 assists
      Kyle Lowry put up 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting during Sunday's win, adding nine assists, four rebounds, two 3-pointers, three steals, and four turnovers.

      Advice: Lowry also shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe as his career-year continues. He's hitting career-highs in points (19.4) and assists (7.8) this season, and is the main reason the Raptors currently own a record of 21-6 despite not having DeMar DeRozan. Keep rolling him out there as he establishes himself as an elite point guard in the league. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:05 pm
    • Ramon Sessions (back) upgraded to probable
      Ramon Sessions (back) has been upgraded to probable for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: As long as Darren Collison is healthy, Sessions won't be worth using in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:22 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jarret Jack will start on Sunday vs. Detroit
      Jarret Jack will replace Deron Williams (calf) in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Pistons.

      Advice: Jack has a nice matchup tonight vs. the Pistons, and he'll serve as a quality low-budget plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Williams' injury isn't expected to sideline him for too long, but as long as he's out, Jack will be starting and is worth an add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:26 pm
    • Derrick Rose (illness) expects to play Monday
      Derrick Rose (illness) said barring any setbacks, he intends to play Monday vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: "I'm feeling a lot better. Getting my energy back. Just fatigued the last couple of days," said Rose. Considering he's just dealing with an illness, and he's currently on the mend, a "setback" isn't something that's very likely. His return would send Kirk Hinrich back to the bench, and Aaron Brooks would go back to being a negligible option in most leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:28 pm
    • Derrick Rose practices partially on Sunday
      Derrick Rose (illness) practiced partially on Sunday, and head coach Tom Thibodeau is hopeful he'll be able to play for Monday's game vs. Toronto.

      Advice: The Bulls are always going to be cautious with Rose, but at least he has a shot to play in this one. We should have further updates after shootaround on Monday, and we will provide those as needed. Expect Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks to pick up the slack if Rose can't go. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:52 am
    • Chris Paul scores 27 points with nine dimes
      Chris Paul scored a game-high 27 points against the Bucks on Saturday three rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: He only turned the ball over twice and has fixed his issues from earlier this month. Paul had a season-high 11 makes from the line tonight and is making 88 percent from the line on the season. He lost a little bit of steam and James Harden has leapfrogged him for No. 3 on fantasy value. Still, No. 4 is just fine. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:52 pm
    • O.J. Mayo scores three points
      O.J. Mayo scored three points in 23 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday with one rebound, three assists and two turnovers.

      Advice: Well, he had three solid outings before this one, but a sub-par game from Mayo is nothing new. He only has season averages of 0.7 steals, 1.2 triples and 0.2 blocks to go with 1.9 turnovers, so there really are not enough positives to add him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:16 pm
       
      L, 90-85 vs Atl
    • Rodney Stuckey stinks in 35 minutes
      Rodney Stuckey was a disaster during one of the ugliest games of the year, making 1-of-10 from the field for four points, two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers.

      Advice: This was bad and Stuckey is known for his inefficient games. In fact, tonight was the 37th game of his career with a field goal percentage failing to crack 10.0 percent (with at least one attempt). This is what his owners will have to deal with, so adjust accordingly. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:31 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 110-85 @ Bkn
    • Rajon Rondo has a mediocre debut, scores six
      Rajon Rondo had an underwhelming Dallas debut on Saturday, making 3-of-11 from the field for six points with seven rebounds, nine assists, two steals and four turnovers.

      Advice: He was a bystander as Monta had it all. Rondo's shot selection wasn't great tonight and the Mavericks might want him to dial down his mid-range jumpers if they want to remain No. 1 in offensive efficiency. The Celtics led the NBA in pace while he was there -- Dallas was 11th at the time of the trade -- while Rondo is posting career lows in several categories, so it's hard to get too excited about his fantasy value in standard leagues. He's obviously still worth owning, though. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:02 pm
    • Patrick Beverley fouls out on Saturday
      Patrick Beverley fouled out in 41 points against the Hawks on Saturday with 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: His output in treys has been huge and it's a big reason why the Rockets are not in the hunt for a point guard in the trade market. Beverley has seen his field goal shooting dip to 36.5 percent over his last five, averaging 11.8 points, 6.8 boards, 4.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 treys. He's a low-end No. 2 fantasy point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:27 pm
    • Ramon Sessions (back strain) iffy for Sunday
      Ramon Sessions (strained lower back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

      Advice: He has been hit-or-miss off of the Kings bench this year, and is not reliable enough for owners in standard leagues. Check back before tip-off Sunday, and expect Ray McCallum to step into the rotation if Sessions sits. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:58 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jeff Teague (hamstring) out on Saturday
      Jeff Teague (hamstring) will not play in Saturday's game against the Rockets, meaning Dennis Schroder will draw another start.

      Advice: Teague was considered doubtful heading into this game, so owners should have seen this coming. Teague should be considered day-to-day moving forward, and we will update his status as soon as we know more. Dennis Schroder will draw another start on Saturday, but he will unfortunately get the Patrick Beverley treatment. Shelvin Mack will also see a boost off of the bench, and is coming off a career-high 24 points on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:02 pm
    • Alexey Shved not available to play Saturday
      Alexey Shved will not be available for the Rockets on Saturday.

      Advice: Shved was traded from the 76ers on Friday and can't play because Troy Daniels hasn't passed his physical, but Shved should be available for Monday's game vs. the Trail Blazers. Given the Rockets' backcourt depth, however, there's no reason to own Shved in any leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:21 pm
    • Jeff Teague (hamstring) doubtful Saturday
      Jeff Teague (hamstring) is still listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: Even if he was active, he would have gotten the Patrick Beverley treatment so owners can go ahead and bench him. Consider him day-to-day for now and expect Dennis Schroder to draw another start. Shelvin Mack will also see some extra run as well, and just scored a career-high 24 points on Wednesday. Both players are worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:55 am
    • Rajon Rondo ready to perform for Dallas
      Rajon Rondo is eager to embrace his role in Dallas, and is looking forward to helping his teammates succeed.

      Advice: "I’m able to help guys make it easier for themselves offensively," Rondo said. "Just get the ball out of my hands quicker and let guys make plays." It will be very intriguing to see how Dallas decides to use Rondo, as they already let Monta Ellis handle the ball a lot. Regardless, Rondo is surrounded by a host of talented players, and he should be able to be a more efficient player than he was in Boston. Deploy him as usual against the Spurs on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:36 am
    • Lin gets going in loss to the Thunder
      Jeremy Lin scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting with eight rebounds and five assists in 22 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Lin didn't hit a three or record a steal or block but this is a reminder that he is capable of being a fantasy asset. He's going to be inconsistent and probably a late-round guy as long as he doesn't face-plant, but if Kobe Bryant ever decides this season isn't worth blowing out the odometer then Lin could get hot real quick. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:33 pm
    • Aaron Brooks scores 17 in 32 minutes
      Aaron Brooks scored 17 points in a 103-97 win at Memphis on Friday with one rebound, four assists, three 3-pointers and four turnovers.

      Advice: He had three turnovers before scoring or handing out an assists and he really turned it on in the third quarter. Derrick Rose only has an illness, so he should be ready to roll on Monday. Brooks can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:41 pm
    • Kyle Lowry fills it up, shoots poorly
      Kyle Lowry played just 25 minutes against the Pistons on Friday during a 110-100 win with 15 points, five rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He did hit a clutch turnaround jumper to ice it, but finished making just 5-of-14 from the field. Lowry's shooting percentage hasn't dropped off too much since the loss of DeMar DeRozan, but he's getting to the line more and handing out 10 assists per night this month. He should be a No. 1 fantasy point guard all season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:02 pm
    • Avery Bradley steps it up on Friday night
      Avery Bradley played well in 32 minutes against the Wolves on Friday with 14 points, five rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one block.

      Advice: It was the first game all season with more than two assists, so it's pretty clear he's going to benefit without Rajon Rondo. Bradley had the scoring components down and this line tonight is probably enough to go ahead and grab him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:28 pm
    • Jack next man up after Williams calf injury
      Jarrett Jack scored 13 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one three in Friday's loss, and he could be in line for more playing time if Deron Williams' calf injury is serious.

      Advice: Williams is probably heading for an MRI and he's not the most durable guy around, so Jack makes sense as a speculative add. Just keep in mind that he has been pretty terrible lately, but that could be a function of being a secondary player next to two guys in Williams and Joe Johnson that dominate the ball. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:18 pm
    • Oladipo struggles in Friday's loss
      Victor Oladipo struggled in Friday's loss, hitting just 1-of-6 shots for two points, two rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Oladipo struggled against Rajon Rondo on Wednesday but he had no such excuse tonight against Trey Burke, and rookie Elfrid Payton (11 points, 11 assists, 28 minutes) stole a lot of his Thunder. Evan Fournier also went 7-of-16 for 21 points and four assists, so he was third in the pecking order tonight. Oladipo's value can't get much worse than it is right now, and he's either a 'hold' or a buy low candidate. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:21 pm
    • Gary Neal plays 18 minutes
      Gary Neal played 18 minutes against the 76ers on Friday with 10 points, one rebound, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: His minutes were a little low and it might have had to do with how the Hornets were up big in the fourth quarter. Neal should be better his next time out on Saturday against the Jazz, so give him a look if you need some short-term scoring. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:37 pm
       
      L, 102-94 * vs Orl
    • George Hill (knee) practices on Friday
      George Hill (knee, quad) participated during Friday's practice, and ran with the starters towards the end with C.J. Watson (sinus infection) unable to finish the session.

      Advice: Slowly but surely Hill is nearing a return. He's likely going to start out slow after being sidelined for over a month, but he offers enough upside to warrant a stash in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:45 pm
    • Ricky Rubio hopeful for contact in two weeks
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) is hoping to take on contact in two weeks.

      Advice: He was hoping to play around Christmas, but it doesn't sound like that's going to happen. Rubio will likely take at least a week to progress from practice to games. In other words, he's probably looking to return in January. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:21 pm
    • Alexey Shved traded to Houston on Friday
      Alexey Shved has been traded to the Rockets in exchange for Ronny Turiaf.

      Advice: He was gettting minutes as the backup point guard and is unlikely to be in the rotation with the Rockets considering he can't shoot. Shved can be cut across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:25 pm
    • Jeff Teague (hamstring) doubtful for Saturday
      Jeff Teague (hamstring) is doubtful to play on Saturday against the Rockets.

      Advice: It's clear the Hawks are not going to rush him back, which makes sense considering how many players have aggravated their hamstring strains this season -- David Lee and Patrick Beverley, for example. His fantasy owners should just bench him and expect him back next week. Dennis Schroder gets a date with Patrick Beverley while Shelvin Mack will also get some run. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:23 pm
    • Rajon Rondo expected to make Mavs debut Sat.
      Rajon Rondo is expected to make his Mavs debut Saturday vs. the Spurs.

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

      Advice: Expect Kirk Hinrich to draw the start, Aaron Brooks to see extended minutes off the bench, and Jimmy Butler to be tasked with running the offense. The Bulls don't play again until Monday, so we'll consider Rose questionable for that one. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:21 am
    • Mavs 'confident' they can re-sign Rajon Rondo
      The Mavs are reportedly very "confident" that they'll be able to re-sign Rajon Rondo this offseason.

      Advice: Rondo had indicated before the trade that he'd be open to re-signing with the Mavs, so it seems to be just a formality at this point. There will be some growing pains with Rondo as he adjusts to a new system in Dallas, and it'll be interesting to see how he and Monta Ellis co-exist in the backcourt. Still, Rondo should be able to provide high assist totals while running Dallas’ high-octane offense. We recently wrote that he had a No. 129 value in standard leagues, but neglected to differentiate between 8- and 9-cat value at the time. He is the No. 77 value in 8-cat leagues and our apologies for the omission. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:39 am
    • O.J. Mayo scores 19 points in a win
      O.J. Mayo scored 19 points in just 23 minutes against the Kings on Thursday with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He started out red hot with 17 of those 19 coming in the first quarter, but cooled off with some fouling issues. Surprisingly, Mayo's worst quarter this season has been the first and he's been able to exhibit some added effort on both ends. What's more, his fouling has been his biggest issue with at least five fouls in three of his last five. He's more of a player to track in standards, but a big game could change that. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:22 pm
       
      L, 90-85 vs Atl
    • Derrick Rose not traveling with team to Memphis
      Derrick Rose (illness) is not traveling with the Bulls for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: He could travel on his own, but we would consider Rose doubtful to play. After playing 11 in a row, he's going to miss his second consecutive game. The former MVP is the most annoying player to own and his owners have probably checked for updates more than any other player. Aaron Brooks is worth a look in a sub-par matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:31 pm
    • Aaron Brooks scores 18 off the bench
      Aaron Brooks played 25 minutes off the bench against the Knicks on Thursday with 18 points, two rebounds, five assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: Derrick Rose (illness) is not traveling with the Bulls for Friday, so chances are Brooks has another game ready to go on Friday. Although, it's not going to be as great of a matchup against the Grizzlies, but he's still worth a look for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:27 pm
    • Patrick Beverley dealing with a sore calf
      Patrick Beverley is dealing with a sore calf, but he will still suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Beverley hasn't dealt with any calf issues in the past, and he was able to play 46 minutes during his last outing putting up 12 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and three steals, so we're going to say he's fine. Deploy him as you usually would. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:20 pm
    • Report: Rajon Rondo traded to Mavericks
      The Celtics have agreed in principle to deal Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks in exchange for Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder and two draft picks, according to ESPN.com.

      Advice: It's certainly not a deal like the one the Jazz received for Deron Williams, the Nuggets got for Carmelo Anthony or the Magic pulled off for Dwight Howard, but there are assets here. Of course, the Celtics lost a lot of their leverage because of Rondo's poor play and ACL tear, so it's not a bad deal. As for Rondo's fantasy value, he's likely to lose some value. He is likely going to have to give up some ball-handling responsibilities, so he is likely to lose his current lead for assists per game. Rondo has only held No. 129 value on the season in standard leagues, so it's going to be awfully tough to deal him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:03 pm
    • 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
      Thursday, 12:34 am
    • O.J. Mayo returned to action on Wednesday December 17. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:57 pm
       
      L, 90-85 vs Atl
    • Chris Paul toys with Pacers in win
      Chris Paul hit 7-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 20 points, six rebounds, nine assists and five steals in Wednesday's win over the Pacers.

      Advice: The Pacers don't have much at point guard and CP3 had his way with them tonight. The five steals were the icing on the cake and it's been nice to see Paul roaming the court injury free this season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:54 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey cools off against Clippers
      Rodney Stuckey, who torched the Lakers for 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven dimes on Monday, had just 12 points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal on 6-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: The Lakers are awful against opposing guards, so tonight's line is probably a more realistic expectation from Stuckey going forward. But as long as he's starting for the Pacers, he's worth owning in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:34 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 110-85 @ Bkn
    • O.J. Mayo plays 36 minutes on Wednesday
      O.J. Mayo made 4-of-12 from the field for 12 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals, five fouls and three turnovers in 36 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's the first time he's played 36 minutes in a non-overtime game in the past year and the Bucks losing Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) just before halftime probably had something to do with it. Mayo played 16 minutes in the first half, so the plan was probably to give him around 32 minutes. Conditioning hasn't been an issue for him and he's seen some minutes at small forward this season, so owners in standard leagues can keep him in mind. He's still not playing well enough to grab, though. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:07 pm
       
      L, 90-85 vs Atl
    • Kyle Lowry stays hot in win over Nets
      Kyle Lowry had 20 points, three rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and just two turnovers on 7-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: He's been on fire ever since DeMar DeRozan went down with a groin injury and is showing no signs of slowing down. And given Toronto's great win-loss record this season, he's also in most MVP discussions, to boot. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:53 pm
    • Victor Oladipo awful against Rajon Rondo
      Victor Oladipo hit just 3-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: Oladipo has been up and down all season and has had trouble playing consistently after suffering a facial fracture early in the year. He also struggled against Rajon Rondo on both ends of the court tonight. But the talent and minutes are there, and it should only be a matter of time before he's playing much better than this on a nightly basis. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:47 pm
    • Patty Mills (shoulder) still targeting Jan
      Patty Mills (shoulder) is still targeting a return in January, and has been able to participate fully in shootarounds.

      Advice: He is still on track to meet his timetable which is awesome news for the Spurs. However, Mills will likely be eased back into the rotation and will only be an asset in deeper leagues upon his return. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:29 pm
       
      Injured
    • Darren Collison's struggles continue Tuesday
      Darren Collison struggled in a loss to the Thunder on Tuesday, finishing with six points on 2-of-8 shooting, while adding five boards, three assists, two steals and one block in 26 minutes.

      Advice: After scoring just three points on Saturday, he was terrible once again and was absolutely eaten alive by Russell Westbrook all game. Collison turned the ball over three times and failed to get his teammates involved in the game. However, he doesn't have a lot of competition for playing time, and he should be owned in all leagues as long as he keeps the starting gig. Consider benching him until he turns it around. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:51 pm
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