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    • Wes Johnson tweaks ankle, stays in game
      Wes Johnson tweaked his ankle in Friday's loss to the Thunder but stayed in the game, finishing with seven points on 3-of-8 shooting, one three, three boards, three assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Johnson has produced enough to be considered a must-own player in 12-team standard leagues, and we'll let you know if anything pops up with his ankle going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:37 pm
    • Mike Miller returned to action on Friday December 19. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:36 pm
    • Barnes gets back on track in loss to Denver
      Matt Barnes bounced back from an off-night to score 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting (no threes) with four rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 35 minutes on Friday against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Barnes has been a solid mid-round value lately and he should remain in all lineups. J.J. Redick scored just eight points with one trey, two boards and two assists, but he has been serviceable lately and owners might want to give him at least one night of slack. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:18 pm
    • Crawford scores 20 points off the bench
      Jamal Crawford scored 20 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 7-of-15 shots (including a three) with one steal in 26 minutes.

      Advice: Crawford hit all five of his free throws but this is still a pretty empty line. It stops the bleeding from a recent slide at least a little bit though, and could be a sign to get him back into lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:16 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Danny Green fireworks continue on Friday
      Danny Green scored 27 points on 9-of-21 shooting (including six threes) with 10 rebounds and one steal over 44 minutes in Friday's triple-overtime loss to the Blazers.

      Advice: Green is returning top 15-25 value (9/8 cat) and while he's getting heavy run this week with the absences and overtime games, his production isn't the outlier that many believe it to be. The real difference in his value lies in the increase in trust and minutes that Gregg Popovich has been willing to give him this season, and it would be pretty surprising if he's not a top-40 play at the end of the year. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:08 pm
    • Manu Ginobili logs 30 minutes in 3OT game
      Manu Ginobili logged 30 minutes in Friday's triple-overtime loss, scoring 11 points on 5-of-17 shooting with five rebounds, five assists and six turnovers.

      Advice: Ginobili should be considered questionable for Saturday's game in Dallas, but because there's nothing official we're leaving him off the injury report. With Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard out he should be in most lineups when active. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:02 pm
    • Tayshaun Prince does little as a starter
      Tayshaun Prince scored eight points with one rebound and one block in 24 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

      Advice: It's the quintessential Prince line tonight as he started for Tony Allen (eye). Prince can be left on the wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:45 pm
    • Shawne Williams hits two threes for eight pts
      Shawne Williams hit two 3-pointers in Friday's 105-103 loss to the Wizards, finishing with just eight points and three rebounds in 24 minutes.

      Advice: Williams has all of the opportunity in the world with Chris Bosh (calf) out indefinitely and Josh McRoberts (knee) starting down a season-ender. He hasn't done anything with it so far but it wouldn't be surprising if he got hot so keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:38 pm
    • Nikola Mirotic scores 27 points on 100.0 eFG%
      Nikola Mirotic made all six attempts from behind the arc on Friday against the Grizzlies with 27 points, eight rebounds, one assist and one block in 30 minutes.

      Advice: That's good for a 100.0 effective field goal percentage. Mirotic has been a monster in his past two games, but coach Tom Thibodeau has already said he's not going to take away minutes from their big three in the front court. Taj Gibson (ankle) won't be out long, so the rookie only has short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:36 pm
    • Pierce (toe) returns and scores 14 points
      Paul Pierce (toe) returned to action in Friday's win, scoring 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, two assists and one block in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Pierce has been a top 80-90 play this season and he should be in most lineups when healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:30 pm
    • Jimmy's jumping for dollars: Butler scores 31
      Jimmy Butler went off yet again on Friday, scoring 31 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and no turnovers in 43 minutes.

      Advice: Jimmy just won't quit and he is going to get paid this offseason. Butler is coming off a career-high 35 points on Thursday, so it's probably only a matter of time before Jimmy gets a shoe deal, especially considering how high he jumps. He is for real and his owners can pat themselves on the back. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:27 pm
    • Butler scores eight points with no threes
      Rasual Butler did not hit a three on Friday, finishing with eight points on 3-of-7 shooting with six rebounds in 27 minutes.

      Advice: The minutes are a good sign with Paul Pierce logging 32 minutes, and on the season he has been a late-round value, but he's shooting way over his head and the regression will likely keep him in a deep-league position. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:03 pm
    • Bang the Drummond: James Johnson throws 1 down
      James Johnson had one of the best dunks of the year on Andre Drummond on Friday, finishing with 12 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one block in 29 minutes.

      Advice: "That was nasty, right? I cocked that joint back and banged on him," Johnson said. Yes, James. Yes it was. Johnson also picked up some playing time and could see more action with Landry Fields (head) getting hurt. He hasn't seen much playing time, but his upside makes him worth watching. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:48 pm
    • Mike Miller starts, hits 7-of-8 threes in win
      Mike Miller (concussion) returned to action and hit 7-of-8 shots (all threes) in the Cavs' 95-91 win over the Nets on Friday, finishing with 21 points and two rebounds in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Miller is capable of shooting explosions like these but at his age and with his injury history, along with the empty stat lines he's bound to produce, owners should make him do it again before moving the needle. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:47 pm
    • Joe Johnson posts 26-4-5 line with four 3s
      Joe Johnson posted a huge line in Friday's loss to the Cavs, scoring 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting (including four threes) with four rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block.

      Advice: Johnson is rolling at a top 60-70 level and it's not a bad time to see what you can get back in a trade. The Nets don't have a lot to play for and theoretically he could get moved, though it's hard to see anybody biting on the $48 million he's earning this year and next. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:40 pm
    • Nick Young gets tossed for flagrant 2 foul
      Nick Young was ejected in the second half on Friday for a flagrant 2 foul.

      Advice: He elbowed Steven Adams in the throat and this was an easy call for the refs. Young could be looking at a suspension from this one, so Wes Johnson and Wayne Ellington may see more playing time on Sunday. Swaggy P finished with 11 points, two rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:32 pm
    • Teletovic puts up a goose egg vs. Cavs
      Mirza Teletovic missed both of his field goal attempts and did not score on Friday, finishing with just three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 17 minutes.

      Advice: Teletovic hit four triples on Wednesday and this is life with a streaky 3-point shooting big man. He has very low-end value over 23.4 mpg in 12-team standard leagues this season, but with the age and durability of the guys in front of him being an issue he stands a good chance of improving on that mark as he gets more playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:22 pm
    • Evan Turner has a boring start in win
      Evan Turner scored 10 points with three rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 27 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

      Advice: While he did add his eighth block of the season tonight, Turner was fairly ordinary in the win. He's probably not going to start much longer with Marcus Smart ready to roll. Turner doesn't have enough upside to grab in standard leagues, but give him a look in points formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:09 pm
    • Gerald Henderson scores 11 in start
      Gerald Henderson scored 11 points in a start with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He started off red hot, but didn't do much in the second half. Lance Stephenson (hip) is going to miss some time, but Henderson is not a great pickup due to his lower upside. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:32 pm
    • Waiver Wire Wonder Robert Covington hits six 3s
      Robert Covington kept it going against the Hornets on Friday with 19 points, two rebounds, one assist, two blocks and six 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's for real. Covington is lapping the field for pickup of the year in deep leagues. He is a perfect fit for the 76ers and is going to keep this up all year. There's a decent chance he flirts with top-40 value. Over his last four, he's averaged 19.0 points, 5.8 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.0 blocks and 4.3 treys. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:02 pm
    • Tayshaun Prince will start Friday vs. Chicago
      Tayshaun Prince will shift into the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Bulls with Tony Allen (eye) sidelined.

      Advice: Prince is averaging 7.2 points and 3.3 rebounds with the starting unit this season, so he's not going to be worth using in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:53 pm
    • Shawne Williams will start Friday vs. WAS
      Shawne Williams will start Friday vs. the Wizards, sending Justin Hamilton to the bench.

      Advice: Williams has been struggling lately, but he's a more effective player than Justin Hamilton and it'll be interesting to see how he fares returning to the starting unit. Chris Bosh (calf) is without a timetable to return, and Josh McRoberts (knee) could be done for the season, so the opportunity is there for Williams. He's worth a speculative add, but he has a tough matchup tonight vs. Washington. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:16 pm
    • Paul Pierce (toe) a go for Friday vs. Miami
      Paul Pierce (sore right toe) will start Friday vs. the Heat.

      Advice: Otto Porter will head back to the bench, so those that made a speculative add of Porter can go ahead and send him back to the waiver wire. Pierce has a favorable matchup tonight vs. the Heat, and he could serve as a decent low-budget plug-and-play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:14 pm
    • Tyreke Evans (knee) a game-time decision Sat.
      Tyreke Evans (knee) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: If Tyreke is unable to go on Saturday, Austin Rivers would likely draw another start. However, he really doesn't do enough to be considered a quality plug-and-play option. Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson, and Anthony Davis would be in line for some additional shots with Evans sidelined, and those are the guys to target in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:10 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Por
    • Evan Turner starting for Boston on Friday
      Evan Turner will start at point guard against the Wolves on Friday.

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

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

      Advice: Lance Stephenson (hip) did not even travel and is expected to miss time. Henderson has not been very active with the ball while with the first unit, posting a 15.5 usage rate while he's next to Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson this season. He's only worth a look in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:24 pm
    • Tyreke Evans (knee) limited at practice Fri.
      Tyreke Evans (knee) was limited to some light shooting drills during Friday's practice, and he's questionable to play Saturday vs. Portland.

      Advice: There remains some swelling in Evans knee, and he will take some anti-inflammatory medication and test his knee during shootaround Saturday morning. Austin Rivers stepped into the starting lineup on Thursday with Evans sidelined, but only managed to put up 10 points and six assists over 35 minutes of action. If Evans is unavailable, there will be more shots to go around for guys like Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson, and Anthony Davis. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:06 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Por
    • Paul Pierce (toe) goes through shootaround
      Paul Pierce (sore right toe) was a full participant during shootaround, and all signs are pointing towards him being available for Friday's game vs. the Heat.

      Advice: If Pierce is a go, Otto Porter will head back to the bench where he'll be irreverent in nearly all leagues. Pierce has a favorable matchup today with the Heat, so owners will want to check back for an official update on his status as we draw closer to Friday's tip. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:48 am
    • Report: Mike Miller will start at SG on Fri.
      Mike Miller will reportedly be inserted into the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Nets, sending Shawn Marion to the bench.

      Advice: This is an interesting move, and it'll be interesting to see how Miller's body holds up with the extended minutes. Miller is coming into this game with averages of 1.5 points and 2.1 rebounds over 12 minutes of action, so owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with the injury-prone veteran. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:18 am
    • Mike Miller will be activated Friday vs. BKN
      Mike Miller (concussion) will be activated for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Miller will likely return to a reserve role off the bench, and he can't be considered a viable option in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:33 am
    • Paul Pierce (toe) hopeful to play Friday
      Paul Pierce (sore right toe) is hopeful to play Friday vs. the Heat.

      Advice: The Wizards are listing Pierce as questionable, so owners will need to check back for an official update closer to tip-off. If Pierce is unable to go, Otto Porter would likely get another start, but his limited upside makes him an unattractive option in standard and daily leagues. Rasual Butler went off for 23 points the last game that Pierce was sidelined, so he'd be the biggest beneficiary if Pierce is again unavailable. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:40 am
    • Thibodeau heaps praise on Nikola Mirotic
      Tom Thibodeau heaped praise on Nikola Mirotic following a solid effort during the Bulls win over the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: "[Nikola] made a lot of great plays, particularly in the first half," said Thibodeau. "He made shots and made plays off the dribble, he hustled. I was very pleased with the way he played. We did not play a great game, but we found a way to win in the end." Mirotic busted out of his mini-slump on Thursday, and if Taj Gibson (ankle) is unavailable for Friday's game, expect Mirotic to again get a healthy heaping of minutes and be a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:29 am
    • Jimmy Butler: 'I don't want to be a star'
      Jimmy Butler stated during a recent interview that he sees himself as more of a role player than a star in the league.

      Advice: "I don’t want be a star," said Butler. "I just want to be a decent role player on a really good team." While Butler may not be ready to admit it, he's emerging as a star in the league during his fourth NBA-season. Butler is hitting career-highs in points (21.5), rebounds (5.8), and assists (3.4), while shooting 48.6 percent from the field, and 81.4 percent from the charity stripe (on 8.2 attempts per game). He’s returning early-round value, and shows no signs of slowing down. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:20 am
    • Draymond Green flirts with a triple-double
      Draymond Green filled the stat sheet as per usual with 16 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 44 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

      Advice: He did make just 1-of-4 from the line, but who cares? Green is probably third on the NBA's Most Improved Player list behind Jimmy Butler and Anthony Davis, and he's also absolutely no fluke. He has Wally Pipp'd David Lee and should be worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:57 pm
    • Jared Dudley scores season-high 19 points
      Jared Dudley scored a season-high 19 points against the Kings on Thursday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He had season highs in field goal attempts and free throw attempts in what was obviously his best game. Dudley has barely been shooting the rock while he's been out there and only had 0.8 triples per game in his previous eight games this month. This rotation is going to be a mess, so he's not a standard league target based on this game alone. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:26 pm
       
      7:30 pm @ LAC
    • James Harden scores 21 points in a loss
      James Harden scored 21 points on 8-of-23 from the field during a 99-90 loss to the Pelicans on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Kudos to Austin Rivers for actually doing something most players can't do: Keep Harden in check. Obviously Harden is one of the biggest stat-stuffers in the NBA, leading the NBA in scoring and free throw makes with two steals per night. He did play the second half of a back-to-back, so he'll be fine. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:31 pm
       
      5:00 pm vs Atl
    • Kostas Papanikolaou plays 23 minutes
      Kostas Papanikolaou played 23 minutes in his return to the lineup on Thursday with four points, two rebounds, four assists and no turnovers.

      Advice: He played a little more than expected, but that might have had a little to do with Jason Terry (personal) not playing. Papanikolaou is only going to be worth owning in very deep leagues and would lose even more value upon the return of Terrence Jones (leg). Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:01 pm
    • Nikola Mirotic fills in quite well
      Nikola Mirotic excelled off the bench on Thursday with 13 points, one rebound, three assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Knicks.

      Advice: He stepped right in to Taj Gibson's (ankle) role and absorbed 100 percent of the big-man bench minutes. Gibson is looking at another game-time call on Friday, so Mirotic will be worth a look for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:38 pm
    • Jimmy Butler scores a career-high 35 points
      Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 35 points against the Knicks on Thursday with five rebounds, seven assists, four steals, one block and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: While Anthony Davis is rolling, Butler is the frontrunner for Most Improved Player. He has completely turned around his offensive game while still playing major minutes and filling up the stat sheet in other areas. Butler is flirting with first round value and is not slowing down. Basically, he is for real and when fantasy opponents try to trade for him, his owners should say, "Don't touch Jimmy!" Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:22 pm
    • Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play on Thursday
      Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Rockets on Thursday.

      Advice: The Pelicans cannot stay healthy these days and they are already extremely thin on the wing. It'll likely be Austin Rivers stepping up from the bench and he should see a ton of minutes. Still, he's arguably one of the worst offensive players in the NBA, so fantasy owners shouldn't have high hopes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:12 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Por
    • Kostas Papanikolaou ready to go for Thursday
      Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) will play against the Pelicans on Thursday.

      Advice: He was diagnosed with a Grade 1 sprain back on Dec. 5 and was expected to miss the 10 days, so he's right there. With Dwight Howard back, Papanikolaou is not much of a fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:01 pm
    • Danny Green (foot) expected to play Friday
      Danny Green (foot) was spotted limping to the Spurs' locker room after Wednesday's triple-overtime loss, but he's still expected to play Friday vs. Portland.

      Advice: "I'm not considered one of the older guys here, so I have to play," said Green. After a very up-and-down season last year, he's hitting career-highs in all categories this season, and he's entered elite territory. Check back for an official update on his status closer to Friday's tip, but consider him probable. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:15 pm
    • Paul Pierce sits out Thursday practice
      Paul Pierce (sore right big toe) did not practice on Thursday.

      Advice: Pierce missed Tuesday's game with his toe injury and a missed practice on Thursday doesn't bode well for his availability against the Heat on Friday. There's a chance the Wizards are just giving the veteran an extra day to recuperate, so we'll have to check back on his status after Friday's shootaround. If Pierce does sit, Otto Porter would likely get the start and remain a risky option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:08 am
    • Tyreke Evans questionable for Thursday
      Tyreke Evans (right knee contusion) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Rockets.

      Advice: Evans is averaging 23.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 1.0 treys over his last five games, so his fantasy owners will have to keep their fingers crossed that he'll be able to play Thursday night. If Evans sits, Austin Rivers and Luke Babbitt would see increased playing time, though neither are a very attractive plug-and-play option. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:50 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Por
    • Manu Ginobili disappointed w/ buzzer beater
      Manu Ginobili said he was disappointed with his last-second shot attempt in Wednesday's triple-overtime loss to the Grizzlies.

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

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

      Advice: He made 11-of-21 from the field and 18-of-21 from the field in 45 minutes. This line is pretty ridiculous and he became the sixth player since 1985-86 to have more than 20 attempts from the field, more than 20 attempts from the line, and at least 10 assists. The other five are Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Allen Iverson and Kenny Anderson. Harden is good. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:52 am
       
      5:00 pm vs Atl
    • Jamal Crawford scores 10 in win over Pacers
      Jamal Crawford hit 4-of-7 shots for 10 points, a steal and a 3-pointer in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Crawford's not nearly as reliable as he was a year ago and the strong play of J.J. Redick is a big reason why. Redick has been playing very well as the starter and had 16 points and three more 3-pointers tonight. And as long as he's playing so well, it's going to be tough for Crawford to put up big numbers on a nightly basis. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:56 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Matt Barnes disappears in win over Pacers
      Matt Barnes hit just 1-of-3 shots for three points, two rebounds, four assists and a block in 31 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: He came in sort of hot, but never got it going tonight. He's been playing much better over the last two weeks, so we fully expect him to bounce back in his next game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:49 pm
    • Jared Dudley scores three points in start
      Jared Dudley scored three points in 27 minutes during a start against the Blazers on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, five assists and one steal.

      Advice: He committed four fouls and wasn't as involved in the offense nearly as much. Dudley's usage rate is extremely low, so he's not going to be asked to score much. His assists are fairly high for a guy with his role, but it's still not enough to move the needle enough to grab him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:51 pm
       
      7:30 pm @ LAC
    • Mirza Teletovic starts, scores 14 w/ 4 treys
      Mirza Teletovic started on Wednesday and hit 5-of-10 shots and four 3-pointers for 14 points, three rebounds and two assists in a loss to Toronto.

      Advice: Kevin Garnett got the night off and Sergey Karasev was out with an injury, so Teletovic got the start. He's probably worth owning in most leagues for his 3-point prowess, but he's been very inconsistent all season. He also recently missed three straight games with a hip injury and had just five points in his return on Tuesday, and could be headed back to the bench with Garnett slated to return for the next one. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:22 pm
    • Shawne Williams plays 29 minutes in loss
      Shawne Williams came off the bench on Wednesday, hitting 2-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 29 minutes.

      Advice: The minutes were great, as he played just 19 of them on Tuesday. He's struggled recently, but with Chris Bosh out indefinitely and Josh McRoberts likely out for the season, Williams still has a chance to make some noise in Miami. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:05 pm
    • Manu Ginobili scores 21 points in 41 minutes
      Manu Ginobili played 41 minutes against the Grizzlies during a 117-116 triple-overtime loss on Wednesday, scoring 21 points with eight boards, eight assists and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: He started at point guard in the second half and the Spurs probably wanted this one badly. Ginobili has been effective while he's out there this season, but all the DNPs and low minutes will be annoying. He's almost a lock to rest on either Friday or Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:05 pm
    • Danny Green goes bonkers in triple-OT loss
      Danny Green had one of the most unique stat lines in NBA history on Wednesday during a triple-overtime loss to Memphis, scoring a season-high 25 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, five blocks and seven 3-pointers in 52 minutes.

      Advice: He became the first player in NBA history to make seven triples and block five shots in a game. Unlike last year, Green is seeing consistent minutes and it's led to him flirting with first-round value on the season. He's not going to be this great, but he's absolutely going to smash his ADP. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:36 pm
    • Jared Dudley starting in place of Parker
      Jared Dudley will start in place of Jabari Parker on Wednesday.

      Advice: He replaced Jabari when the injury happened, so this move is not a surprise. Dudley also played 20 minutes in the second half on Monday, so he should see a nice increase in playing time. He's worth a look in standard leagues, but there's no need to be too aggressive. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:38 pm
       
      7:30 pm @ LAC
    • Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) out for Wed
      Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) won't play against Denver on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is still listed as questionable, but he is not with the team in Denver so it is safe to rule him out. You can safely ignore Papanikolaou in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:41 pm
    • Mirza Teletovic will start on Wednesday
      Mirza Teletovic will start for the Nets against the Raptors on Wednesday, replacing Kevin Garnett (rest).

      Advice: Teletovic just returned from a hip injury on Tuesday, but should be in line for as many minutes as he can handle with KG out of the lineup. Teletovic should be owned in most leagues for his ability to knock down 3-pointers in a hurry, and he should also be considered as a strong plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:40 pm
    • Mike Miller (neck) will not play Wednesday
      Mike Miller (neck) will not play in Wednesday's game vs. Atlanta.

      Advice: He has been cleared of his concussion, but Miller is now dealing with stiffness in his neck and will sit this one out. Miller only averages 12.2 minutes per game, so his absence won't have an impact on Cleveland's rotation. Leave Miller on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:27 pm
    • Manu Ginobili (back) is active for Wednesday
      Manu Ginobili (back) is not listed on the injury report, and will play on Wednesday vs. Memphis.

      Advice: He was given the day off on Monday to rest his ailing back, but he is good to go in a key matchup with a strong Memphis team. Tony Parker (hamstring) is inactive, so Ginobili will continue to handle the ball more and could see an uptick in his assists. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:41 am
    • Mike Miller (concussion) will play Wednesday
      Mike Miller (concussion) will play on Wednesday vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: Don't get too excited, as Miller is much more valuable to the Cavaliers in real life compared to fantasy leagues. Miller has only averaged 12.2 minutes per game this season, and unless you are in a deep league and desperate for 3-pointers, you should leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:21 am
    • Mirza Teletovic returns to action on Tuesday
      Mirza Teletovic returned to action on Tuesday, finishing with five points, one assist and one 3-pointer in 11 minutes.

      Advice: After missing the previous three games, it is not surprising to see the Nets ease him back into action. Teletovic should see his role increase again soon, and he deserves a long look in most leagues for his ability to knock down 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:23 pm
    • Dray Green hits 2-of-11 shots in loss
      Draymond Green hit just 2-of-11 shots and was 0-for-4 from downtown in Tuesday's loss at Memphis, which snapped the Dubs' 16-game winning streak.

      Advice: Despite his dismal shooting, Green was still effective with four points, 10 rebounds, six assists, a steal and a career-high five blocks. He's blocked at least two shots in three straight games and with Andrew Bogut's knee injury suddenly becoming a bigger concern, Green's role is going to remain strong with this team, even when David Lee returns. Hang onto him at all costs. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:11 pm
    • Tyreke Evans scores 19 with six assists
      Tyreke Evans scored 19 points in Tuesday's win over the Jazz, adding six assists, and four boards in 33 minutes.

      Advice: After two games in a row in which he scored 31 or more points, Evans fell back down to earth in Tuesday's game. While he did fail to hit a 3-pointer or record a block or a steal, Evans has been a revelation this season and owners really don't have anything to complain about. Keep him active in all lineups, but expect a slight dip in production now that Anthony Davis is back. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:56 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Por
    • Rasual Butler scores 23 with Pierce out
      Rasual Butler came off the bench for 23 points, five rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers on 9-of-15 shooting in 28 minutes.

      Advice: He went on a tear like this about two weeks ago, but then dried up and did almost nothing after owners picked him up. We're crediting tonight's performance to the absence of Pierce, as he hadn't scored more than eight points in any of his previous four games. Don't expect Butler to start playing like this on a regular basis, but any time Pierce is out, remember to give Butler a look in daily leagues. And if you're in a deep league and are simply looking for a warm body, feel free to take a flier on him. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:44 pm
    • Mike Miller (concussion) expected to play Wed
      Mike Miller (concussion) passed the NBA's concussion protocol and will be active for Wednesday's game.

      Advice: This is excellent new for the Cavaliers, as Miller is one of the best pure shooters in the league. However, Miller plays limited minutes off of the bench and can be ignored outside of the deepest fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:43 pm
    • Paul Pierce (toe) out Tuesday vs. MIN
      Paul Pierce (sore right toe) will not play Tuesday vs. the Timberwolves, and Otto Porter will draw the start in his place.

      Advice: While Porter is starting, this news will likely translate to more shots going to Bradley Beal. Porter has shown flashes, but remains a risky option in daily leagues coming in with averages of just 5.7 points and 3.3 rebounds. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:31 pm
    • Mirza Teletovic (hip) will play on Tuesday
      Mirza Teletovic (hip) will play on Tuesday as the Nets take on the Heat.

      Advice: He's going to come off the bench, but he'll still see some increased opportunity with Brook Lopez (back) sidelined. However, Teletovic remains a risky play in daily leagues due to his hit-or-miss nature. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:54 pm
    • Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) questionable Wed.
      Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) upgraded to questionable for Wednesday vs. Denver.

      Advice: With Patrick Beverley and Dwight Howard back in the rotation, it's going to be difficult for Papanikolaou to get enough touches to sustain any value in standard leagues. He can safely be watched from the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:38 am
    • Mike Miller may play vs Hawks on Weds
      Mike Miller (concussion) practiced on Tuesday and head coach David Blatt is hopeful that he'll be able to play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Miller still hasn't been cleared by doctors, but has reportedly ramped up his practice sessions as of late. We'll update Miller's status prior to Wednesday's game, but he can be left on waiver wires in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:58 am
    • Barnes hits three treys for 10 points
      Matt Barnes scored 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting (including three triples) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal over 24 minutes in Monday's blowout win over the Pistons.

      Advice: Barnes is on a roll with top-50 value over the last two weeks, averaging 14.5 points with 2.2 treys, 1.7 combined steals and blocks, 53.2 percent field goal shooting and 88.9 percent shooting from the line. Pick him up in all standard formats and hope he doesn't faceplant. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:56 pm
    • Crawford struggles through poor shooting
      Jamal Crawford missed all six of his field goal attempts in Monday's blowout win, but did manage to score five points on free throws with two boards, seven assists and a steal in 27 minutes.

      Advice: Crawford has fluid in the bursa sac of his right elbow but it reportedly isn't serious, and we'll take that at face value unless this becomes a trend. He's a must-own player in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:53 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Johnson posts balanced line on Monday
      James Johnson scored eight points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 21 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: Johnson has returned late-round value while DeMar DeRozan has been out and this line only strengthens that case. Just know he'll struggle to hang on whenever DeRozan returns. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:26 pm
    • Jared Dudley plays 31 minutes as fill in
      Jared Dudley replaced Jabari Parker (knee) after his knee injury on Monday, finishing with 10 points, two rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: Coach Jason Kidd hasn't been playing Dudley too much with just 18.9 minutes per game on the season, but it's fair to think he'll get his playing time to around 26-28 minutes per game. He'll have a chance to make 1.5 treys per game, which puts him on the radar in standard leagues. Unless you hate the guy on the end of your bench, it's probably better to wait and see how things go on Wednesday against the Blazers. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:39 pm
       
      7:30 pm @ LAC
    • Young scores 18 points with two threes
      Nick Young hit 6-of-12 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in Monday's blowout loss.

      Advice: Young hit 4-of-4 free throws and logged 23 minutes. The defensive stats are a nice bonus and he is a nice top 80-120 value (9/8 cat) when on the floor this year. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:56 pm
    • Jimmy Butler scores 22 points on Monday
      Jimmy Butler scored 22 points against the Hawks during a 93-86 loss on Monday with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He only attempted 10.3 shots per game in his previous three outings, so this game was very encouraging. Butler did have a nice little buy-low window before tonight, but that's probably closed now. He should be a top-40 player the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:52 pm
    • Robert Covington has an off shooting night
      Robert Covington made 4-of-15 from the field for 13 points with six rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He had a ton of open looks, but just couldn't knock them down. Covington had a great start tonight and continues to look better off the dribble on the wing. He's just fine and should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:23 pm
    • Jimmy Butler is fine for Monday night
      Jimmy Butler is a full go for Monday night against the Hawks.

      Advice: He played through an illness on Sunday. Butler is not expected to be limited and should see his normal playing time. His numbers have come back to Earth since the return of Derrick Rose, but he's still a must-start play this week. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:08 pm
    • Mike Miller hopeful to play on Wednesday
      Mike Miller (concussion) is hopeful to play on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is going to go through a practice on Tuesday to complete his concussion protocol. With Miller out tonight, Shawn Marion and Matthew Dellavedova should pick up a few extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:53 pm
    • Manu Ginobili will not play on Monday
      Manu Ginobili (lower back contusion) will not play on Monday against the Blazers.

      Advice: He was listed with a shoulder injury last week, so a back injury is a little more troubling. While it doesn't sound serious, this likely means Manu is going to sit out for most of the back-to-back sets. He is not worth using this week. Danny Green, Marco Belinelli, Cory Joseph and Austin Daye all benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:41 pm
    • Draymond Green used cotton to stop bleeding
      Draymond Green finished Sunday's win with a cotton ball in his nostril to stop the bleeding.

      Advice: Green finished with 11 points, 13 boards, five assists, a steal and four blocks, so clearly the cotton didn't impact his ability to ball out. Despite David Lee's (hamstring) impending return, Green is on fire and showing no signs of slowing down. He's one of the best bargain-bin values of the season to date. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:32 am
    • Jimmy Butler played through the flu on Sunday
      Jimmy Butler (illness) played through the flu in Sunday's win over the Heat.

      Advice: Butler had 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block in 36.5 minutes, so Butler's performance looks even better with this news. "Can’t say enough about Jimmy," said Thibodeau. "Wasn’t feeling well; don’t hear boo. Just go out and do the job." Butler should be able to stay on the floor if he played through it Sunday, but owners will want to keep a close eye on his status for Monday's game against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:54 am
    • Miller in fourth phase of concussion protocol
      Mike Miller (head) is in the fourth stage of the NBA's concussion protocol.

      Advice: There are five total stages. "Tomorrow we’ll evaluate his response to that and where to go from there," David Blatt said. "We’re staying true to the process." Miller will not play on Monday, but he could return as soon as Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:42 am
    • Danny Green continues fantasy assault vs. DEN
      Danny Green cooled off on Sunday, scoring five points on 2-of-7 shooting with one 3-pointer, six rebounds, three assists and two steals.

      Advice: The supporting stats are the key to Green's value, as his across-the-board production has vaulted him into elite fantasy territory through the Spurs' first 24 games. The 27-year-old swingman isn't prone to as many DNP-CDs as his veteran teammates, and he is the only player in the NBA averaging at least 2.3 three-pointers, 1.3 steals and 1.2 blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:07 pm
    • Nick Young held to seven points in 24 minutes
      Nick Young was limited to seven points in 24 minutes off the bench in Sunday's road win, making 2-of-9 shots with one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He added just one rebound with two steals and wouldn't be worth owning if he didn't score at a prodigious clip -- fortunately for his owners, he'd averaged 17.7 points over the Lakers' past nine games. Young's offensive firepower is essential for the Lakers as the season progresses, making him a worthwhile player to own in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:08 pm
    • Wesley Johnson subtly posting top-100 value
      Wesley Johnson had 12 points vs. the Wolves on Sunday, making two 3-pointers with two rebounds, six assists, three blocks, one steal and two turnovers.

      Advice: The six dimes were a season high and fantasy owners can't rely on Johnson in that category, but he does enough everywhere else to justify owning him in all 10-team leagues. As we've mentioned before, he's uniquely capable of helping fantasy owners with 3-pointers (1.1 per game), steals (0.8) and blocks (0.8). Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:00 pm
    • Tyreke Evans pours in 34 points in OT defeat
      Tyreke Evans followed up Friday's 31-point, 10-assist outburst with 34 points vs. the Warriors on Sunday, making 13-of-25 field goals and 6-of-9 free throws in a tough home loss.

      Advice: Evans added two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks before fouling out after 41 minutes of action. His field goal percentage has turned around over the past eight games, during which he's averaged 18.6 points on 48.6 percent shooting, up from his 41.8 percent average through Dec. 1. The potential return of Eric Gordon (shoulder) in a few weeks could bump Evans back to SF, where he could struggle again, but for now his owners should be grateful for his efficient production. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:28 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Por
    • Draymond Green stuffs stat sheet vs. Pelicans
      Draymond Green had 11 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, one steal and four blocks in 48 minutes of action during Sunday's OT road win in New Orleans.

      Advice: Dray is in the lead for Most Improved Player honors, with tonight's bonanza merely the latest example of his all-around production. With averages of 13.5 points, 1.8 threes, 7.7 boards, 2.9 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.1 blocks, he has crept into top-30 fantasy value (nine-cat) with no signs of slowing down. David Lee's return isn't a threat at this point, and Green's owners should ignore any low-ball trade offers. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:16 pm
    • Paul Pierce scores 15 pts w/ zero rebounds
      Paul Pierce was held without a rebound on Sunday for the first time all season, though he added 15 points, one 3-pointer, one assist and two steals in just 25 minutes of action.

      Advice: Pierce's versatility is a saving grace for fantasy owners, and he's been a steady top-100 option with averages of 13.1 points, 1.3 triples, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. The return of Bradley Beal hasn't noticeably impacted his production, making him a safe bet for rest-of-season value. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:46 pm
    • Scott calls coaching Nick Young 'interesting'
      Lakers' head coach Byron Scott described coaching Nick Young as an "interesting" experience, but also "fun."

      Advice: "He cares about winning," Scott said. "That’s the thing I love about him the most. He’s a player that likes to play around and have fun and practice and enjoys playing... But when we lose games, he takes it pretty hard. That’s very important." Swaggy P, or I.D.M. (I don't miss) has been a bright spot for LA this season, and is currently averaging 15.7 points and 2.5 three-pointers per game. He's worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:07 pm
    • Matt Barnes fined $25,000 in Friday's loss
      Matt Barnes was fined $25,000 in Friday's loss to the Wizards after he kicked a water bottle into the stands and used profane language to the fans.

      Advice: This has become very typical for Barnes, as he loves playing the villain role in the NBA. If anything, this incident must have a lit a fire under him considering he responded with his best game of the season on Saturday, scoring a season-high 26 points with one board, two steals, one block and six 3-pointers. If you are in need of a player, Barnes is worth a look as long as he continues to start for the Clippers. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:03 am
    • James Harden drops third trip-dub of career
      James Harden logged the third triple-double of his career on Saturday with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He did make just 7-of-20 from the field, which dropped his season shooting to just 41.7 percent. On the other hand, he's made 89.1 percent of his 9.6 free throws per game, which boost his true shooting percentage to 57.8 percent. Harden is the third-best player in fantasy leagues despite his poor shooting and turnovers. He's a monster everywhere else, though. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:11 pm
       
      5:00 pm vs Atl
    • Robert Covington keeps rolling, scores 24 points
      Robert Covington scored a team-high 24 points against the Grizzlies on Saturday with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He actually had Tony Allen stuck on him for much of this game and he showed off some nice drives to the bucket. Amazingly, 100 percent of Covington's field goal makes have been either at the rim or from beyond the arc, so he learned a few things from the Rockets. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:05 pm
    • Matt Barnes scores season-high 26 points
      Matt Barnes had his best game of the season on Saturday, scoring a season-high 26 points with one rebound, two steals, one block and six 3-pointers.

      Advice: He made 10-of-18 from the field and is starting to come on. Over his last five games, Barnes has averages of 14.0 points, 4.0 boards, 1.0 steals and 2.4 triples. Fantasy owners in standard leagues could use those numbers and he was a top-40 guy after the break last year, so there is some incentive to picking him up. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:29 pm
    • Joe Johnson leads Nets to win vs. Hornets
      Joe Johnson led the Nets to an easy win over the Hornets on Saturday, scoring 22 points to go with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He had his way all game long and made Gerald Henderson look completely useless on the defensive end. Johnson had a slow game on Friday against the 76ers but it appears he is back on track after this performance. Despite all the trade rumors in Brooklyn, owners should continue to deploy Johnson as usual considering he is still putting up mid-round value. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:12 pm
    • Mirza Teletovic will not play on Saturday
      Mirza Teletovic (hip) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

      Advice: It'll be his third game out of the lineup. Teletovic's hip pointer has made him questionable for each game, but the Nets have ruled him out fairly quickly. He could be worth a stash, but might be out a little longer. Expect Alan Anderson, Sergey Karasev and Bojan Bogdanovic to get more shots. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:36 pm
    • Draymond Green plays like an All-Star again
      Draymond Green continued his breakout season against the Mavericks on Saturday, making 5-of-8 from the field for 20 points with eight rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: Is there anything he can't do on a basketball court? The Warriors put him on Tyson Chandler for some of this game and Green just keeps getting better. He holds third-round value in standard fantasy leagues and has done enough to alleviate concerns of the return of David Lee. He's making a case to be an All-Star this season. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:07 pm
    • Mirza Teletovic (hip) is questionable on Sat
      Mirza Teletovic (hip) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Hornets.

      Advice: He has already missed the last two games but could be in for some serious playing time if he is feeling up to it with Brook Lopez (back) out of the lineup and Kevin Garnett dealing with an ailing foot. We should know more shortly and owners will have no choice but to wait patently until we get official confirmation. Mason Plumlee would see all the minutes he could handle if Teletovic sits this one out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:47 am
    • Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) inactive Saturday
      Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) will not play against Denver on Saturday.

      Advice: He suffered a grade 1 sprain on Dec. 5, but could return as soon as next week which is excellent news for the depleted Rockets. Papanikolaou carved out a decent role in the rotation due to a lot of injuries, but will only be an asset in deeper leagues until he earns more playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:13 am
    • Green scores 19 points with five triples
      Danny Green hit five threes and finished with 19 points, four rebounds, three steals and one block in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

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

      Advice: Aside from the random games off Ginobili has been a low-end value in 12-team leagues when on the floor. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:58 am
    • Johnson scores 13 points with three treys
      Wes Johnson (illness) played in Friday's win over the Spurs, scoring 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Johnson has played well enough to be owned in standard formats and this line only reinforces that fact. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:52 am
    • Nick Young sprinkles swagger all over SA
      Nick Young hit 9-of-14 shots (including a crazy game-winner), six threes and hit all five of his free throws to finish with 29 points on Friday against the Spurs.

      Advice: We'll spare you all the Swaggy quotes from after the game because you're going to hear them everywhere else for a few days. Let's just say the man doesn't lack confidence and he makes a depressing basketball team much easier to watch. And he should be owned in all formats based on his solid late-round value when on the floor this year. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:48 am
    • Tyreke Takeover: Evans drops 31 points in win
      Tyreke Evans took over against the Cavs on Friday with 31 points, two rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers on 13-of-24 from the field.

      Advice: He attempted six shots from deep and the other 18 shots came from within six feet, which has been his calling card for the past two seasons. Evans bounced back nicely from arguably his worst game of the season on Wednesday and he'll look to keep it going on Sunday against the red-hot Warriors. If Anthony Davis (chest) needs to miss time, Evans should be a beast. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:19 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Por
    • Manu Ginobili returned to action on Friday December 12. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:18 pm
    • Gerald Henderson plays 37 minutes
      Gerald Henderson played 37 minutes during a 113-107 overtime loss in Memphis on Friday, scoring 10 points with three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

      Advice: He had a tip in at the end of regulation to get this game to overtime. Henderson should get some minutes for the next week or so, but he's not going to have fantasy value in most leagues because he doesn't do much in his playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:34 pm
    • Johnson scores 13 points in 15 minutes
      James Johnson scored 13 points in 15 minutes on Friday, hitting 6-of-9 shots (including a three) with three rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: Johnson hasn't exactly been a world beater over the last two weeks but he's a top 100-125 play over that span (9/8 cat), averaging 9.9 points with 4.4 boards, 59.3 percent field goals and 2.1 combined threes, steals and blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:11 pm
    • Joe Johnson has quiet return to the lineup
      Joe Johnson was quiet in his return to the lineup on Friday with 12 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He turned the ball over five times for a season high. Johnson is holding mid-round value on the season, but his field goal percentage is starting to take a hit. He should still be worth starting in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:47 pm
    • Turner quiet in start against the Knicks
      Evan Turner started for injured Avery Bradley on Friday and scored 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting with two rebounds and one assist in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Turner is not a good fantasy asset even when he's getting minutes so owners can ignore him outside of daily formats. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:26 pm
    • Waiver wire wonder Robert Covington stays hot
      Robert Covington stayed hot in his first start of his career against the Nets on Friday, scoring 20 points with six rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and six 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He is the 76ers' trigger man and with the way their guards like to drive to the hoop, Covington is going to be getting a lot of looks from deep. All 10 of his shots from the field tonight were from beyond the arc and he'll have a chance to average multiple triples per game. He should remain owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:49 pm
    • Mirotic posts solid 15-9-1-1-1 line off bench
      Nikola Mirotic scored 15 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 4-of-9 shots (1-of-3 from deep, 6-of-6 from the line) with nine rebounds, one steal and one block in 19 minutes.

      Advice: Mirotic is doing his part to show that he can answer the call in fantasy leagues when he gets the minutes, and he has produced enough in 17.5 mpg to be worth owning in 12-team formats on a standalone basis. He'll be inconsistent unless one of the three other big men in Chicago's rotation are out, which has been the case most of the time this season. There's a lot to like here given his upside, but owners need to be prepared for some lulls when the Bulls are at full strength. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:52 pm
    • Mirza Teletovic is traveling with the team
      Mirza Teletovic (hip) is traveling with the team for Saturday's game against the Hornets.

      Advice: It's unknown if he can play and he should be considered questionable. Teletovic has missed the last two games with his hip pointer and he didn't try to warm up tonight, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him sit. Mason Plumlee had a great game tonight and would be worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:49 pm
    • Evan Turner starting for Celtics
      Evan Turner will start for the Celtics in place of Avery Bradley.

      Advice: He will likely share the minutes at shooting guard with Marcus Thornton. Bradley does have 30.0 minutes per game on the season, so there should be some playing time to go around. Turner is worth a look as a plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:49 pm
    • Robert Covington into the starting lineup
      Robert Covington will start next to Michael Carter-Williams, Hollis Thompson, Luc Mbah a Moute and Nerlens Noel against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: That means C Henry Sims will come off the bench and Nerlens Noel will slide over to center. This is exactly what his owners wanted to see with Tony Wroten making his return to the lineup. Michael Carter-Williams has been able to get into the paint, so he should provide some nice catch-and-shoot treys for Covington. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:14 pm
    • Mirza Teletovic (hip) out on Friday night
      Mirza Teletovic (hip) will not play against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: The Nets will go with Mason Plumlee in the starting lineup again. Teletovic was putting up some decent output with Brook Lopez going down and might be worth stashing for owners needing treys. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:53 pm
    • Kostas Papanikolaou still out for Saturday
      Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) will not play against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: He is expected to miss a few more days at least due to a Grade 1 sprain. Papanikolaou didn't really show up on the scene until Dwight Howard went down, so his value is undesirable now that Howard is close to a return. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:20 am
    • Joe Johnson says he'll 'definitely' play Fri.
      Joe Johnson said that he'll "definitely" play Friday vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: "I’m definitely going to play," Johnson said. "I got here a little early, so I can try and get a little workout in… I felt pretty good. Still a little low on energy, but for the most part, I’ll be all right." Johnson's return to the lineup will likely send Alan Anderson back to the bench, and will hurt the value of Jarrett Jack. Go ahead and get Johnson active for what will be a very favorable matchup vs. the Tankers. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:22 am
    • What back injury? James Harden scores 44
      James Harden put the Rockets on his back during a 113-109 overtime win against the Kings on Thursday, scoring a season-high 44 points with four rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He made 14-of-32 from the field and 13-of-15 from the line and had the ball in his hands throughout the night in 48 minutes. Harden is leading the NBA in scoring at 26.4 points per game while also posting averages of 6.2 boards, 6.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 triples. He's a stat factory and his shooting percentage is starting to come around, too. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:16 pm
       
      5:00 pm vs Atl
    • Kostas Papanikolaou still out for Thursday
      Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) will not play on Thursday against the Kings.

      Advice: He is expected to miss at least a few more days with his knee sprain. Papanikolaou will lose a lot of value once Terrence Jones (knee) comes back, so there is no reason to stash Big Papa. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:37 pm
    • Wes Johnson (illness) limited at practice
      Wes Johnson (illness) went through some parts of Thursday's practice, but his status is uncertain for Friday's game vs. San Antonio.

      Advice: If Johnson is unable to go Nick Young could slide into the starting lineup, and Wayne Ellington could see some additional minutes off the bench. Johnson has been putting up some solid value with his contributions in 3-pointers, steals, and blocks, so he should be held onto in standard leagues even if he has to miss a game. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:05 pm
    • Mirza Teletovic (hip) practices on Thursday
      Mirza Teletovic (right hip pointer) returned to practice on Thursday.

      Advice: This is a positive sign for Mirza being able to suit up for Friday's game vs. the 76ers, and he'll have some nice short-term value while Brook Lopez (back) is out of commission. Kevin Garnett (foot) was unable to practice on Thursday, and if he can't play Friday Teletovic (if able to play) could see heavy minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:01 pm
    • Jamal Crawford has fluid in right elbow
      Jamal Crawford said that he has fluid in his bursa sac in his right (shooting) elbow, but he will play tomorrow against the Wizards.

      Advice: Crawford seems confident that he will play, so we're not going to put him on the injury report. However, typically the remedy for fluid in the bursa sac is rest, so this will be something to monitor moving forward. If Crawford needs to sit out some games at any time, J.J. Redick and Matt Barnes would be in line for heavy minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:41 am
       
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Joe Johnson says he's definitely playing Fri
      Joe Johnson (flu) said he will be available for Friday's game against the 76ers after spending several days being unable to get out of bed.

      Advice: While we'll await official word, it's sounding like the injury-riddled Nets will have Johnson available for Friday. His return will squash the limited fantasy value that Jarrett Jack, Alan Anderson, and Bojan Bogdanovic provided while he was out, and Johnson's owners can feel free to plug him back in their lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:53 am
    • DeMar DeRozan still a ways away from return
      DeMar DeRozan (groin) was able to shoot free throws during Thursday's practice, but Raptors' head coach Dwane Casey said he is still a ways away from returning.

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

      Advice: Johnson hasn't played or practiced since last Friday, so a return to practice would be good news in advance of Friday's game against the 76ers. We'll update Johnson's status as more information becomes available, but his return will push Jarrett Jack, Alan Anderson, and Bojan Bogdanovic back to fantasy irrelevancy. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:47 am
    • Draymond Green plays a lot of center in win
      Draymond Green had 11 points, eight rebounds, four steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-8 shooting on Wednesday.

      Advice: Festus Ezeli started at center, but the Dubs went small during the game and Green spent a lot of minutes at center. That probably wouldn't have been possible if Dwight Howard were healthy, but if you were worried about Green eventually losing minutes, you shouldn't be. David Lee should be locked into a bench role and Green can play four positions, and maybe five for the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:58 pm
    • James Harden scores 34 in loss to Dubs
      James Harden played through a back injury and had 34 points, eight rebounds, four assists, four steals and three 3-pointers on 14-of-27 shooting, but the Rockets fell to the Warriors.

      Advice: He outshined Stephen Curry (20-7-7) and Klay Thompson (21-4-4) tonight, but the Warriors got the last laugh with their 14th straight game and now sit at a ridiculous 19-2 on the season. The Rockets were 7-1 over their last eight games and were in this game until the end, but weren't able to win it in the end. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:45 pm
       
      5:00 pm vs Atl
    • Tyreke Evans crashes back to earth
      Tyreke Evans, coming off his best game of the season, hit just 4-of-11 shots for eight points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block on Wednesday.

      Advice: It was going to be tough for him to duplicate Tuesday's 27-point effort and he didn't even come close. Look for him to bounce back on Friday against LeBron James and company. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:43 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Por
    • Nikola Mirotic scores 10 off bench
      Nikola Mirotic hit 3-of-9 shots for 10 points, six rebounds, a block and a 3-pointer in 21 minutes off the bench Wednesday.

      Advice: It was nice to see him get some run tonight, but Joakim Noah was out with an ankle injury. Once Noah rejoins Pau Gasol and Taj Gibson in uniform, minutes will be a problem for him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:02 pm
    • Robert Covington scores nine in 26 minutes
      Robert Covington made 3-of-11 from the field for nine points with five rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: After setting a career high in scoring for three consecutive games before tonight, the shots were there and they just didn't drop. Covington looks like a legit threat to lead the 76ers frontcourt in scoring and he should be better than tonight. Keep him owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:50 pm
    • Evan Turner comes back to Earth
      Evan Turner did not score on Wednesday during a 96-87 loss on Wednesday with three rebounds, four assists and one steal.

      Advice: He had an 18-point outburst on Monday and coach Brad Stevens played him down the stretch against the Wizards in that one, but that was obviously a fluke. Turner's per-minute production has been sub-par, so he's going to need a lot to happen in order to have fantasy value in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:07 pm
    • Jamal Crawford bounces back after ejection
      Jamal Crawford hit 7-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 18 points, three rebounds and two assists on Wednesday, a night after he was ejected for the first time in his career.

      Advice: Crawford has been quiet lately with the emergence of J.J. Redick, who has scored in double figures in 11 straight games. Crawford is still worth owning and should play well off the Clippers bench, but it will be tough for him to put up the big numbers like he did last year as long as Redick is playing so well as the starter. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:31 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Matt Barnes now relevant for Clippers
      Matt Barnes hit 4-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for 11 points, five rebounds, an assist and a block in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: He's starting, getting minutes, has scored in double figures in three of his last five games, and is averaging 11.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.6 3-pointers over that stretch. He's worth a look if you have some dead weight at the end of your bench. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:11 pm
    • Manu Ginobili (rest) won't play vs. New York
      Manu Ginobili (rest) will not play vs. the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Spurs are playing the second game in a back-to-back set, so Ginobili's absence shouldn't shock fantasy owners. Danny Green, Marco Belinelli and Cory Joseph will gain the most in Manu's absence, though he should be ready to resume his typical role vs. the Lakers on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:07 pm
    • Report saying Spurs Big 3 are out
      There is a report of Manu Ginobili (rest), Tim Duncan (rest) and Tony Parker (hamstring) are out Wednesday against the Knicks.

      Advice: The report was immediately shot down by plugged-in beat reporter Mike Monroe, so fantasy owners shouldn't completely rule out the Big Three. We'll keep our eyes peeled for an update. For now they're questionable. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:22 pm
    • Wes Johnson (illness) misses shootaround
      Wes Johnson (illness) missed practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Lakers are off until Friday, so perhaps Johnson can make it back in time for that game. He has been playing well lately with his output in blocks, steals and treys, so he's worth holding in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:21 pm
    • Rockets: James Harden (back) will play vs GSW
      James Harden (back) will play against the Warriors on Wednesday.

      Advice: This report comes from the team and Harden has said he's playing tonight, as well. The Rockets play the late game, so it couldn't hurt to check back later tonight to make sure everything is still good to go. Harden is going to be extremely busy tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:07 pm
       
      5:00 pm vs Atl
    • Manu Ginobili is questionable vs. NYK
      Manu Ginobili (rest) is questionable to face the Knicks on Wednesday.

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

      Advice: He did add that he thinks he is good to go. Harden played through his back spasms on Saturday, so the few days off look to have helped him. He could still miss this game with the late start time, so his owners will have to check back. If he's out, it'll be a collective effort from Patrick Beverley, Jason Terry and maybe even Nick Johnson helping out at the guard spots. Again, it sounds like he will play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:34 am
       
      5:00 pm vs Atl
    • Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez out Wednesday
      Joe Johnson (flu), Brook Lopez (back), and Andrei Kirilenko (personal) are listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Johnson will miss his second straight game, but should be recovered in time for the Nets next outing on Friday. The Nets will use a committee approach to offset the loss of Johnson, meaning Jarrett Jack, Alan Anderson, and Bojan Bogdanovic will all see big minutes on the wings for the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:45 am
    • Wes Johnson plays well in win on Tuesday
      Wes Johnson played well in the Lakers win over the Kings on Tuesday, finishing with 10 points, seven rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

      Advice: His confidence is growing and he was active on both ends of the floor Tuesday. Still considered by many to be a bust, Johnson's hustle stats (0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks) and ability to knock down 3-pointers (1.0) make him a worthwhile option in most 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:24 pm
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