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  • Marcus Smart couldn't finish practice
    Marcus Smart (ankle) was unable to finish practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: That doesn't bode well for his chances to play on Friday. Smart has been out since Nov. 7 with his sprain and it would seem next week is a more realistic target. Phil Pressey and Evan Turner should get a little more run. Rotoworld.com
    48 minutes ago
     
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  • Carlos Boozer (shoulder) will start vs. Memphis
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) will start against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: Well, the Ed Davis Revenge Game will have to be from a bench role. Boozer missed Sunday against the Nuggets and it sounds like he should see his normal minutes. He's still not going to be a great play tonight against a terrific interior defense. Jordan Hill also will not have to play 42 minutes, which matched a career high. On the other side of the matchup, Zach Randolph could have a big game against Boozer. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:40 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Darren Collison out again on Wednesday night
    Darren Collison (quad) will not play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Like about 20 other NBA players, Collison is dealing with a leg contusion. He missed Tuesday night, but chances are he will be able to play on Friday. Ramon Session was solid against the Pelicans on Tuesday with 15 points, three rebounds and six assists in 32 minutes. He gets a nice matchup against Isaiah Canaan and is worth a look in most leagues for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:20 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Kings rule out Rudy Gay and Collison vs. HOU
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) and Darren Collison will not play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gay did not play on Tuesday due to his lingering tendinitis and the Kings are hopeful he can return on Friday. He's been dealing with this issue since last season and it's something he may have to manage throughout the year. Omri Casspi scored 22 points and has been very effective at getting to the rim, so look to use him in deep leagues and in daily formats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:14 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Rodney Hood taking jumpers Wednesday
    Rodney Hood was taking jump shots on Wednesday, which is a good sign as he recovers from a foot injury.

    Advice: He wasn't supposed to be jumping last week, so this is a sign that things are heading in the right direction. There's still no timetable on his return. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:50 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Stoudemire paints gloomy picture for Carmelo
    Amare Stoudemire has dealt with back spasms in the past and given the amount of pain Melo is currently in, paints a not-so-pleasant picture of what Melo might be dealing with.

    Advice: "Back spasms is nothing easy to deal with,’’ Stoudemire said. "Your whole body shuts down, it affects your central nervous system. It affects your entire body. It takes time to get over that spasm. It takes a lot of rest and recovery and a lot of rehab to get over that particular injury.’’ Not good. Melo's owners should probably start making alternative plans for not only this week, but potentially the next month or so, if Stoudemire's assessment is accurate. Speaking of Stoudemire, his role should be greatly increased in Melo's absence, while J.R. Smith is expected to start tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:46 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Dal
  • Thaddeus Young expected to play vs. Bucks
    Thaddeus Young is expected to return to action on Wednesday, although his role still hasn't been confirmed.

    Advice: The team will wear pink shoe laces to honor Young's mother, who passed away from breast cancer recently. We should have an update on whether he's starting or not, but you can get him back in your lineup after missing the previous six games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:32 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Mil
  • Danny Granger cleared to play for Heat
    Danny Granger is fully cleared to play for the Heat, but hasn't been able to crack the rotation.

    Advice: The Heat are bringing him back from his hamstring injury slowly and have a set rotation, so his minutes will be very limited for the time being, or at least, they should be. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:10 am
  • Mo Williams still sick, iffy vs. Bucks
    Mo Williams missed shootaround Wednesday and is a game-time decision against the Bucks.

    Advice: Williams has been sick for several days now and while it's possible he'll play tonight, it would not be surprising to see rookie Zach LaVine running the point for the Wolves tonight. On a side note, the Wolves will be wearing pink shoe laces as a tribute to Thaddeus Young's mother, who passed away from cancer recently. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:58 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Mil
  • Matt Barnes ruled out against Pistons
    Matt Barnes will miss Wednesday's game against the Pistons with his calf injury.

    Advice: Reggie Bullock is running with the starters and should get the start, but there's not much to love about him in fantasyland. Barnes remains day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:54 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Dwyane Wade practices, 'hopes' for Sunday
    Dwyane Wade, who has missed seven straight games with a hamstring injury, was taking part in "explosive drill practice" on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Heat are off until Sunday at New York and if Wade is doing those kind of drills, you'd have to think he might be ready to go four days from now. He says he's "hoping" to play on Sunday, but there's no way to tell given Wade's injury history. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:39 am
     
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  • Mario Chalmers leaves practice with illness
    Mario Chalmers left Wednesday's practice due to an illness.

    Advice: He's been on fire and has been a daily fantasy beast. The Heat are off until Sunday at New York, so we're guessing Chalmers will be ready to go by then. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:37 am
  • Howard, Beverley both out for Rockets Weds.
    Dwight Howard (knee) and Patrick Beverley (hamstring) have both been ruled out for the Rockets for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: Beverley didn't have a chance of playing in this one and Howard will now miss his fourth straight game with a knee injury that didn't seem too serious initially. DeMarcus Cousins should have his way with the Rockets tonight, while whoever starts at PG for the Kings (Darren Collison is iffy) won't have to deal with Beverley's pesky defense. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:49 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Marcus Smart expected to practice Weds.
    Marcus Smart, who has been out with an ankle injury, is expected to practice on Wednesday, according to coach Brad Stevens.

    Advice: He's not going to make a big fantasy impact upon his return, but will help to spell both Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley, as well as provide some defensive intensity for the Celtics. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:42 am
     
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  • Marvin Williams to play SF Wednesday
    Marvin Williams should get plenty of minutes at small forward on Wednesday in order to match up with the Blazers.

    Advice: It doesn't really matter where Marvin plays, as he's just not that good these days. However, this should also mean more Cody Zeller at PF and Zeller has been playing pretty well over his last few games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:28 am
  • P.J. Hairston should play through ankle
    P.J. Hairston is expected to play on Wednesday despite a sprained ankle.

    Advice: He started a game recently but was disappointing, so we're not expecting much from him tonight, either, despite the absence of Gary Neal (shoulder). Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:24 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Por
  • Kyle O'Quinn a game-time decision
    Kyle O'Quinn is a game-time decision on Wednesday due to his ankle injury.

    Advice: He hasn't played since the opener and there are no guarantees he'll be ready to go tonight. With Nikola Vucevic leading the league in double-doubles and playing like an all-star, the Magic can survive just fine without him. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:03 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Evan Fournier a game-time call Wednesday
    Evan Fournier will be a game-time call on Wednesday due to a quad injury.

    Advice: He finally cooled off on Monday and suffered the injury in that game. If he can't go, it should mean more goodies for Victor Oladipo, who played 36 minutes on Monday and had his best game of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:59 am
  • J.R. Smith expected to start at SF Wednesday
    J.R. Smith is expected to start at forward in place of Carmelo Anthony (back) on Wednesday, according to coach Derek Fisher.

    Advice: We'll have to wait and see who makes up the starting unit tonight, but Smith gets a boost in value with Carmelo very unlikely to play again before Sunday, at the earliest. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:43 am
  • Pistons send Tony Mitchell to D-League
    The Pistons have sent Tony Mitchell to the D-League.

    Advice: How irrelevant has Mitchell been over the last year? Our last post about him happened almost a year ago on Dec. 13, with a headline reading "Pistons send Tony Mitchell to D-League." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:19 am
  • Dwight Howard not likely to play Wednesday
    Dwight Howard (knee) and Patrick Beverley (hamstring) are not expected to play on Wednesday against the Kings.

    Advice: Beverley is expected to miss a few games, per coach Kevin McHale, while a preview column by Jonathan Feigen suggests there are "signs" that Howard won't play, either, based on more comments from McHale. To be clear, Howard hasn't been ruled out, but if you're planning ahead for tonight, it sounds like it would be a surprise if he were in the starting lineup. DeMarcus Cousins could have a big night if Howard's out. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:49 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • David West hoping to play on Friday night
    David West is hoping to make his season debut for the Pacers on Friday after dealing with a severely sprained since Oct. 18.

    Advice: "(Coach Frank Vogel) will make the call," West said after practicing Tuesday. "The ankle is healthy which is important." It sounds like it's now or never for West, who has already missed 15 games. "We've exhausted all options in terms of getting it healthy. It was a bad sprain," West said. "I got really lucky that it just did what it did and didn't go any further. I got really lucky." Luis Scola will take a hit when West is ready to go at full speed. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:30 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Knicks worried about Carmelo Anthony's back
    Carmelo Anthony had trouble even speaking, let alone walking or running, while dealing with his back injury on Monday night and he's not expected to play on Wednesday at Dallas, Friday at Oklahoma City and has no timetable for a return to action as of now.

    Advice: The Knicks are concerned about his back spasms becoming a season-long problem, and are hoping his pain is not a sign of a disk problem. Anthony was already dealing with a knee injury and it now sounds like he could miss several more games with his back injury. Shane Larkin started the second half of Monday's game in Anthony's place, while Amare Stoudemire could get the call in his place tonight. Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Travis Wear should all see more opportunity with Melo in street clothes. The Knicks get the Heat in New York on Sunday and if Melo can play in that one, owners will have cause to celebrate. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:20 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Dal
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) rested as precaution
    Derrick Rose (hamstring tightness) sat out the second half of Tuesday's game as a precaution, and he "didn't feel anything pop or pull" prior to his exit.

    Advice: Tom Thibodeau asked Rose to sit out the second half and Rose agreed. The Bulls' former MVP was very tentative during the first half, as he was during Monday's game, but Thibodeau is hopeful that a few days of rest will have Rose ready to go for Friday's game in Boston. When asked if Rose would require an MRI, Thibs replied, "I don’t believe so. I think he's fine." Fantasy owners have played this game long enough to distrust the Bulls' injury updates, however, and we're unlikely to learn Rose's status until close to tip-off on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:16 pm
     
    Injured
  • Nikola Mirotic logs 21 minutes off CHI bench
    Nikola Mirotic came off the bench for the short-handed Bulls on Tuesday, making 1-of-5 shots to finish a loss in Denver with four points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: He played 21 minutes and is a nice fantasy option with Taj Gibson (ankle) and Joakim Noah (eye, knee) both out of commission, though he usually scores more without the defensive stats. Gibson could return Friday and Noah is questionable, so keep in mind that Mirotic isn't guaranteed inflated minutes this week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Jimmy Butler's 32 points not enough vs Denver
    Jimmy Butler set a new career high with 20 free throw attempts on Tuesday, making 18 of them to finish with 32 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in a loss to the Nuggets.

    Advice: Butler has been unbelievable to begin the season, embracing an expanded offensive role without letting up defensively in nearly 40 minutes per game. He's taken a massive leap into top-10 fantasy value and shows no signs of letting up, though his huge workload may take a toll physically as the season progresses. Congratulations to all those owners who snagged Butler in the middle rounds on draft day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Ty Lawson leads Nuggets w/ 20 pts, 12 dimes
    Ty Lawson posted 20 points, one 3-pointer, 12 assists, three steals and a rare block in Tuesday's win over the visiting Bulls.

    Advice: This was Lawson's second 20 & 10 game of the season, the last one coming on Nov. 17, and he's averaging a terrific 16.3 points, 0.8 threes, 2.4 rebounds, 9.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He started out slow and missed one game with a lingering ankle injury but has since played without any physical limitations, so fantasy owners can look confidently toward his rest-of-season output. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 15 points on Tuesday
    Danilo Gallinari scored 15 points on 5-of-9 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs in Tuesday's game, adding five rebounds, three assists and one block in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Gallo's minutes have ramped up over the past week and he's averaging 14.0 points and 1.7 triples in his last three games. Wilson Chandler is playing well as Denver's starting SF and there are no guarantees that Gallinari will overtake him, but he has enough upside to be worth a speculative add -- he has enough upside to return top-100 value in a 30-minute bench role, assuming he stays healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Derrick Rose exits Tuesday w/ tight hamstring
    Derrick Rose will not return to Tuesday's game due to left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: Rose's left hamstring caused him to miss four games prior to his return on Monday, and he didn't last long before going back on the injury report. The daily guessing game about his status will continue on Friday when the Bulls play in Boston. Considering the Bulls' protective stance regarding their former MVP, and the fact that hamstring injuries are easy to aggravate, we're not optimistic that he'll be in uniform vs. Rajon Rondo and the Celtics. Check back for updates on Tuesday, and anticipate Kirk Hinrich starting at PG if Rose misses more games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:26 pm
     
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  • Mario Chalmers ice cold after first quarter
    Mario Chalmers started out hot on Tuesday, but shot 0-of-8 after the first quarter to finish with 14 points, two 3-pointers, four assists, four steals and one blocks.

    Advice: Chalmers shot 4-of-17 overall but he turned the ball over just once in 37 minutes. He had the unenviable task of slowing down Stephen Curry defensively, which he failed to do as Curry dropped 40 points in the Warriors' road win. The Heat are just 4-5 in their home games, but they're still above .500 with an 8-7 record. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:20 pm
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) starting vs. Nuggets
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) will play on Tuesday, as expected.

    Advice: He was technically listed as 'probable' and the Bulls have been understandably protective of Rose early in the season, so fantasy owners are wise to check his status before every game. He scored 18 points in a somewhat passive performance on Monday and we can only hope he'll continue to build on that performance without any health-related setbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:42 pm
     
    Injured
  • Rudy Gay (Achilles) targeting Friday vs. SA
    The Kings are hopeful that Rudy Gay (Achilles) will be able to return for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: That means that Gay is not expected to be available for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets, and we'll be monitoring his status closely. Omri Casspi has slid into the starting lineup with Gay sidelined, and he can be a nice short-term option for owners seeking some 3-point shooting. Stay tuned for an official update on Gay's status as we draw closer to Wednesday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:29 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Darren Collison (quad) out on Tuesday vs. NO
    Darren Collison (quad) will not play Tuesday vs. the Pelicans, and Ramon Sessions will start.

    Advice: Sessions will be asked to step it up on the offensive end tonight with Rudy Gay (Achilles) also sidelined, and he makes for a solid option in daily leagues. Ray McCallum will see some extended minutes off the bench, but Sessions is the guy to own here. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:57 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Mo Williams (illness) doesn't practice Tues.
    Mo Williams (illness) was not able to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: This is the second consecutive practice that Williams has sat out, and it's not known whether he'll be able to suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks. If he's unable to go Zach LaVine would get all the minutes he can handle, and he could make for a nice low-budget option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:46 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Mil
  • Evan Fournier (quad) questionable for Wed.
    Evan Fournier (right quad contusion) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: If Fournier is unable to go, Victor Oladipo would be in line for a healthy heaping of minutes, with Willie Green, Ben Gordon, and Elfrid Payton also seeing some extended run. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:16 pm
  • David West (ankle) targeting Friday return
    David West (ankle) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and is targeting a return for Friday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Head coach Frank Vogel will have the final say as to whether West suits up or not, but he did give an encouraging quote after Tuesday's practice. "I’m hopeful [West can play Friday]," said Vogel. "We’ll see how he responded to this work, but we’re hopeful for Friday." It's looking like West is very close to making his regular-season debut, and when he returns Luis Scola will head to the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:49 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • P.J. Hairston (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: Hairston could see some extended run with Gary Neal (shoulder) listed as doubtful, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out for Wednesday's game. However, Hairston is averaging just 6.0 points and 1.5 three-pointers as a starter, so there's not much to like here. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:36 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Por
  • Boozer (shoulder) misses Tuesday's practice
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) did not practice on Tuesday, and remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: If Boozer is unable to go, Ed Davis (ankle) will draw another start. Davis struggled with foul trouble during his last outing, fouling out in just 22 minutes of action, but if he can get that under control he could provide some nice value in the blocks category. Davis figures to be a low-end option in standard leagues as the starting power forward for the Lakers, but a matchup vs. Memphis isn't exactly alluring. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:05 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) probable for Tuesday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Owners will want to check back for an official update on Rose's status as we draw closer to Tuesday's tip, but it's looking like he'll try and give it a go. Rose is coming off an 18-point outing vs. Utah, and has a favorable matchup tonight against the Nuggets. If he plays, Aaron Brooks won't be worth using in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:21 pm
     
    Injured
  • Darren Collison (quad) questionable Tuesday
    Darren Collison (quad contusion) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: If Collison is unable to go, Ramon Sessions (right knee strain) would slide into the starting lineup, and would make for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Sessions put up 18 points, three rebounds, and two 3-pointers during his last start, but he also failed to register a single assist making him a more attractive option in points leagues. Ray McCallum would also see some extended run off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:24 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Rudy Gay (Achilles) will not play on Tuesday
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Omri Casspi and Derrick Williams will likely split minutes at small forward tonight, but Casspi is the more alluring option as he's posted a usage rate of 18.8 playing next to Darren Collison, DeMarcus Cousins, and Ben McLemore this season. He's capable of hitting 3-pointers in bunches, and has a favorable matchup tonight vs. the Pelicans, so Casspi could make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:10 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Carmelo Anthony doubtful for Wednesday
    Carmelo Anthony didn't practice on Tuesday due to his aching back and is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game at Dallas.

    Advice: There is also speculation that he won't be ready for the Thunder on Friday, either, and owners who are stuck with Melo in a weekly lineup could be in some trouble. Travis Wear (who?) played the final 17 minutes on Monday night for the Knicks and looks like an interesting prospect, but guys like Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. will probably benefit most by Melo's absence. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:24 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Dal
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) ruled out for Tuesday
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will not play against the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: This will be his seventh game out of the lineup and at this rate he's going to play even less games than his 54 from last season. Wade does not have a timetable to return and his owners should have him benched until he's back on the court. Mario Chalmers has really stepped up lately while the Heat will use plenty of two-point guard lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:29 am
     
    Injured
  • Thibodeau says Rose not real comfortable
    Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Derrick Rose (hamstring) is not real comfortable right now.

    Advice: Rose scored 18 points with five assists, one steal, and three 3-pointers during Monday's win over the Jazz, but will be listed as day-to-day for Tuesday's game against Denver. "I thought he did a lot of good things," Thibodeau said. "You could see he's not real comfortable with the ball yet, but that will come. When Derrick strings some games together, he's going to take off." We'll update Rose's status as soon as possible, but Aaron Brooks would get a value boost if D-Rose is unable to play Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:47 am
     
    Injured
  • Knicks await news on Carmelo Anthony's back
    The Knicks are waiting another day to find out more after Carmelo Anthony left Monday's game with back spasms.

    Advice: Anthony will travel with the team to Dallas in advance of Wednesday's game, but will also make a visit to Houston to visit a specialist and get pain medication. "Back spasms is what we understand it to be right now," head coach Derek Fisher said. "We’ll find out more in 24-48 hours. Back spasms are tough to deal with. I’ve never experienced it before. It’s not comfortable at all." It's looking doubtful that Anthony will be able to suit up for Wednesday's game against the Mavs, but we'll update his status as soon as more information is available. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:36 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Dal
  • Derrick Rose returned to action on Monday November 24. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:10 pm
     
    Injured
  • Rose (hamstring) returns but still day-to-day
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) returned to action in Monday's win but ended the night with a day-to-day status for Tuesday's game in Denver, and finished with 18 points on 5-of-10 shooting, three treys, three boards, five assists and one steal in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Tom Thibodeau was reportedly frustrated after the game according to beat writer Nick Friedell. When asked if he would play in Denver, Thibs said "I would hope so. Jeez. We'll see tomorrow I guess." Thibs added, "When Derrick strings some games together he's going to take off. He's got to go. That's the bottom line. He's got to go." He's going to be day-to-day for a while until he proves he's not. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:49 pm
     
    Injured
  • Jimmy Butler on the loose again on Monday
    Jimmy Butler scored 25 points on 8-of-16 shooting (1-of-2 from deep, 8-of-9 from the line) with two rebounds, two assists and four steals in Monday's win.

    Advice: We keep waiting for Butler's shooting to fall at least a little bit but it just doesn't happen. Playing at a top 10-15 level, he has a heavy lift to stay in that lofty space. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:47 pm
  • Mirotic mildly productive in 28 minutes
    Nikola Mirotic scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting with two threes, five boards and one assist in 28 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: This was the fear in making a big play for Mirotic -- that Pau Gasol would return and negate the opportunity created by Taj Gibson's injury. Tom Thibodeau doesn't sound convinced that Gasol (calf) will play in Denver on Tuesday so there is some hope for another chance, and for what it's worth Joakim Noah played through a minor eye injury tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:44 pm
  • Smith struggles to produce on Monday
    J.R. Smith logged 19 minutes on Monday, scoring eight points on 3-of-6 shooting (including two threes) with three boards, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: Smith is worth watching in the event Carmelo Anthony's injuries are more serious rather than less serious, but so far with Anthony traveling to Dallas with the team this isn't close to a run-to-the-wire moment. Tim Hardaway Jr. (five points, 15 minutes) falls into the same boat and is a cut below Smith. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:10 pm
  • Report: Carmelo (back) 'in a lot of pain'
    Carmelo Anthony (back) is "clearly in a lot of pain" and did not address the media after Monday's game.

    Advice: Anthony needed to go to a local doctor in Houston to get medication not available in the arena, and he is traveling with the team to Dallas so that's a good sign. We'll continue to monitor the situation and while it's uncomfortable to think about Melo pushing through a bunch of injuries in a meaningless season, owners should exercise patience and at least wait for the storm to clear before considering any sell-low offers. J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. are short-term speculative adds at this time and Iman Shumpert should have already been owned in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:31 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Dal
  • Fournier quiet against the Cavs
    Evan Fournier scored just eight points with one block and one trey in Monday's blowout loss to the Cavs.

    Advice: Fournier has earned a degree of patience so far and his role isn't in jeopardy. Stay the course unless things worsen. The same can be said of Channing Frye (three points, three boards, one steal, 1-of-4 FGs) to an even greater degree. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:00 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony dealing with back spasms
    Carmelo Anthony went to the locker room in the first half due to back spasms and is doubtful to return.

    Advice: The last time he had any noteworthy back problems was back in 2012 and it's unclear how bad this recent injury is. If he's out, the Knicks are in deep, deep trouble. It will be a collective effort from J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. benefiting the most. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:05 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Dal
  • Bulls PR: Derrick Rose will start vs. Jazz
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) is listed as the starter for Monday against the Jazz and will play.

    Advice: This is coming from a team official and that has held up so far, so Rose is likely a go tonight. Fantasy owners can pencil him into the starting lineup, but of course anything could happen. Aaron Brooks will come off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:27 pm
     
    Injured
  • Thibs is confident Rose & Gasol play vs. Jazz
    Coach Tom Thibodeau is confident Derrick Rose (hamstring) and Pau Gasol (calf) will play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: Obviously, we don't really trust Thibs here and Gasol and Rose fantasy owners will want to check back for an update. We'll keep you posted. If Rose is out, Aaron Brooks is a nice play against Trey Burke. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:34 pm
     
    Injured
  • Darren Collison, Sessions are questionable
    Darren Collison (quad) and Ramon Sessions (knee) are questionable to play against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

    Advice: He has a contusion to his thigh and he was able to play through it on Saturday. Collision has been a pleasant surprise with 30 assists to go with just five turnovers. if he and Sessions are out, Ray McCallum will be logging some serious minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:19 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Rudy Gay listed as questionable for Tuesday
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) is listed as questionable for Tuesday to face the Pelicans.

    Advice: He is still dealing with right Achilles tendinitis and this issue is not going to go away any time soon. Gay does sound like he has a chance to play, but his owners will want to check back to see if he goes through shootaround. If he's out, Omri Casspi will start. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:17 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Matt Barnes out again with a calf issue
    Matt Barnes (calf) will not play against the Hornets on Monday and he could miss a few games.

    Advice: He's been dealing with a calf issue for about the past week and the Clippers will just sit him down tonight. It'll be second-year swingman Reggie Bullock in the starting lineup, but Jamal Crawford probably benefits most. Barnes is not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:38 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • P.J. Hairston (ankle) out on Monday night
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not play against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: For some reason they upgraded him to questionable, but they're pulling him out 90 minutes before the game. Hairston was losing ground in his brief opportunity, so he's unlikely to be a key contributor. Gary Neal and Gerald Henderson are low-end plays tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:28 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Por
  • P.J. Hairston now listed as questionable
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) is now listed as questionable on Monday to face the Clippers.

    Advice: He's been limited in practice and it would be a surprise to see him on the court. It will likely be Gerald Henderson and Gary Neal getting most of the minutes on the wing next to Lance Stephenson. Hairston can be left on the wire in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:06 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Por
  • Carlos Boozer misses practice on Monday
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) missed practice on Monday.

    Advice: He missed Sunday's game against the Nuggets despite being listed as probable. Boozer has been a guy who usually takes a lot longer to get over his injuries, so there is a chance he sits on Wednesday against the Grizzlies. If that is the case, Ed Davis (ankle) and Robert Sacre will get some more playing time. Jordan Hill also played a ridiculous 42 minutes on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:22 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Mo Williams misses practice on Monday
    Mo Williams missed practice on Monday due to an illness.

    Advice: The Wolves don't play until Wednesday when they'll host the Bucks, so Williams should be well enough to give it a go for that contest. They are headed to a three-game week, so Williams isn't the strongest play in the world in weekly leagues anyway. If for some reason he is out, Zach LaVine would likely get minutes in the high 30s. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:38 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Mil
  • Thaddeus Young returns to practice Monday
    Thaddeus Young (personal) returned to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Young is on track to play on Wednesday against Milwaukee and has returned to the team following the tragic loss of his mother. Our thoughts are with Young and his family. With his return, Anthony Bennett should be heading back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:45 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Mil
  • Ty Lawson getting back to setting the table
    Brian Shaw credited Ty Lawson for Denver's recent four-game winning streak.

    Advice: "It all comes back to Ty setting the table for everybody," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said. "When he comes out aggressive offensively and he's attacking the paint, it makes it easier for everybody else." In wins, Lawson is averaging 12.8 points and 10.2 assists, while in losses he's averaging 19.0 points and 8.2 assists. As long as he can keep his ankle healthy, Lawson should continue to thrive. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:50 am
  • Rose, Gasol both game-time calls on Monday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) and Pau Gasol (calf) are both game-time decisions on Monday against Utah.

    Advice: Previously Rose was questionable, so that's nothing new. Gasol was being listed as probable, and there's no use in guessing with Chicago's injury situation since the designations are largely meaningless in their reports. Gasol should play, but we've already been burned by his being "probable" before this season. With Kirk Hinrich (chest) questionable at best, Aaron Brooks and E'Twaun Moore would likely be the Bulls' point guards if Rose doesn't play. Rose did say he is feeling better and is confident about playing vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday if he can't go on Monday. The good news is he's no longer having pain in his hamstring. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:47 am
     
    Injured
  • Dwight Howard (knee) ruled out on Monday
    Updating a previous item, Dwight Howard (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Howard was a "potential go" just hours earlier, but he must not have been feeling comfortable in the morning shootaround to be ruled out so early. Without Howard, the Rockets will continue to roll with Tarik Black at center, but Donatas Motiejunas and Kostas Papanikolaou will be the guys fantasy owners want to use. For what it's worth, beat writer Jonathan Feigen guesses that Howard will miss more than three games with the knee ailment. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:38 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • David West (ankle) 'getting close' to return
    David West (ankle) is "getting close" to returning.

    Advice: West went through an intense workout on Saturday and didn't need any medical tape around his right ankle to do it, so the veteran finally appears closing in on a return. When he does come back, Luis Scola will return to his typical reserve role. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:12 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Joakim Noah calls Mirotic a difference-maker
    Joakim Noah said Nikola Mirotic is a "difference-maker at the offensive end."

    Advice: Mirotic balled out on Friday without Taj Gibson (ankle) and Pau Gasol (calf) available with 24 points, 11 rebounds and four 3-pointers, but he's going to need injuries ahead of him to produce like that regularly. He has an offensive game that's very capable of helping fantasy teams, but he's limited by his current role. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:55 am
  • Marcus Smart hoping to practice Wednesday
    Marcus Smart (ankle) is hoping to return to practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: "He’s been doing his work in the weight room as far as conditioning goes," Brad Stevens said. "So we’ll see how much work he needs to do once he gets back on the floor. That’s a concern certainly." Even if Smart isn't able to return this week, it sounds like he's right around the corner. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:35 am
     
    Injured
  • Dwight Howard a 'potential go' Monday night
    Dwight Howard is a "potential go" vs. the Knicks on Monday, sources tell Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: This doesn't really help Howard's owners gain clarity on his status, but it's better than him being ruled out already. We'll get at least one more update on Howard's status against the Knicks, and likely more than that. If Howard can't go, Tarik Black will draw the start, but Donatas Motiejunas and Kostas Papanikolaou will be the main beneficiaries. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:05 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Ty Lawson drops 16 assists in overtime win
    Ty Lawson set a new season high with 16 assists in Sunday's overtime win vs. the Lakers, adding 18 points on 5-of-10 FGs and 7-of-10 FTs.

    Advice: This was a foreseeable performance since the Lakers are giving up the most points (112.5) of any team in the league, as well as the third-most assists (25.4). Lawson turned the ball over five times and didn't have any steals, which is easy to overlook when his 18 & 16 double-double gets the headline. The best news might be that he logged 44 minutes and is showing no symptoms of the lingering ankle injury which cost him a game back in early November. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:45 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari logs season-high 31 minutes
    Danilo Gallinari played a season-high 31 minutes in Sunday's overtime win, finishing with 10 points, two 3-pointers, seven boards and one assist.

    Advice: He made a crucial 3-pointer with 1:28 remaining in OT and it's very encouraging to see him log so many minutes on his surgically-repaired knee. He may not overtake Wilson Chandler for the starting SF job, and he's shooting just 30.9 percent on the season, so owners should think twice before adding him in typical 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:41 pm
  • Matt Barnes (calf) plays well in 19 minutes
    Matt Barnes (sore left calf) looked fine in 19 minutes of action vs. the Grizzlies, contributing nine points on 4-of-6 shooting, one 3-pointer and two rebounds in the Clippers' road loss.

    Advice: Barnes has reclaimed the starting SF job and is at least worth monitoring in all formats for his under-the-radar contributions -- in the past five games he's averaging 10.0 points on 47.2 percent shooting, with 1.8 threes, 2.2 rebounds and 0.4 steals. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:18 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Marvin Williams FT-less streak at 354 minutes
    Marvin Williams didn't attempt a free throw vs. the Heat on Sunday, extending his FT-less streak to an astounding 354 minutes.

    Advice: He's one of four players in NBA history to begin a season with 300+ minutes without any free throw attempts, and there's no telling when the streak will end. He finished Sunday's game with seven points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds and one assist, and he's only worth considering if you're desperate for 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:48 pm
  • Mario Chalmers drops 20 & 10 in thrilling win
    Mario Chalmers continued to shine in a lead role on Sunday, posting 20 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and one block in 38 minutes vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Kemba Walker's defense is porous and Chalmers wisely attacked the Charlotte defense all night long, resulting in a 9-of-10 mark at the FT line. The return of Dwyane Wade (hamstring) and Norris Cole (finger) will inevitably cut into Chalmers' production, but he's playing too well to drop off very much. In four starts this year he's averaged 19.3 points, 1.3 triples, 2.8 boards, 5.3 assists and 1.8 steals, while making 55.3 percent of his shots. Nasty. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:43 pm
  • Carlos Boozer (shoulder) ruled out vs. Denver
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) will not play vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: He was listed as probable after missing Saturday's practice, was downgraded to questionable on Sunday afternoon, and ultimately ruled out an hour before tip-off. Ed Davis will get the start at PF in his absence, which should shore up the Lakers' leaky interior defense, and he's worth spot-starting as long as Boozer is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:12 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Smart (ankle) hopes to practice next week
    Marcus Smart (ankle) is hopeful he'll be able to return to practice next week, but his status for Friday's game vs. the Bulls remains unknown.

    Advice: Even if Smart is able to suit up for Friday's game, he'll likely have a minutes restriction, making him an unattractive play in most leagues. He's averaging 6.8 points, 1.2 assists, and 1.2 steals on the season, and he's just not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:43 pm
     
    Injured
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out Sunday vs. CHA
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: That's six games and counting for Wade, and he remains without a definitive return date. Mario Chalmers has been the main beneficiary of Wade's absence, and he's currently averaging 19.3 points, 5.3 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1.3 three-pointers with the starting unit. Norris Cole (finger) has also been ruled out for Sunday's game, so Chalmers is going to get all the minutes he can handle. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:23 pm
     
    Injured
  • Dwight Howard (knee) questionable for Monday
    Dwight Howard (knee) did not practice on Sunday and remains questionable for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Tarik Black, Donatas Motiejunas, and Kostas Papanikolaou will continue to help fill the void in Howard's absence, but all those guys have been pretty hit-or-miss despite the increased opportunity. Howard owners will need to check back for an official update as we draw closer to Monday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:28 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Carlos Boozer (shoulder) questionable Sunday
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: If Boozer is unable to go, Ed Davis will draw the start, and depending on how Davis fares the move could become permanent. Scott has grown tired of Boozer's uninspired play on the defensive end, as he's currently sitting on a +/- rating of minus-90 on the season. Meanwhile, Davis has been racking up the defensive stats in limited playing time and is currently a plus-6 on the year. If Boozer is unable to suit up Sunday, Davis could see his minutes in the 30s, and would make for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:06 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Carmelo Anthony has a decent game vs. PHI
    Carmelo Anthony made 10-of-20 from the field for 25 points against the 76ers on Saturday during a 91-83 win with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Nothing fixes a losing streak quite like a matchup with the 76ers. Anthony is starting to play much better these days and his fantasy owners should still consider him as a first-round guy. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:13 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Dal
  • Mario Chalmers scores 24 with eight dimes
    Mario Chalmers was in total control of the offense against the Magic on Saturday, making 10-of-16 from the field for 24 points with five rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: His defense wasn't as bad as usual in this game either. Chalmers' ability to play both guard spots has been huge for the Heat right now and he'll certainly earn his minutes even when Dwyane Wade (hamstring) is back, especially because Wade's minutes will be monitored. Chalmers should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:47 pm
  • Evan Fournier plays 38 minutes on Sat.
    Evan Fournier played a team-high 38 minutes against the Heat on Saturday with 11 points, six boards, six assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He only made 5-of-15 from the field and did turn the ball over tonight. It's clear that coach Jacque Vaughn is a huge fan of Fournier and he should be owned in all standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:41 pm
  • Mo Williams has 11 points, 12 dimes in defeat
    Mo Williams continued his strong play as the Wolves' starting PG on Saturday, handing out 12 assists with 11 points on 5-of-16 shooting in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The field goal percentage wasn't great, but Mo chipped in a 3-pointer and he's really found a groove since overtaking Zach LaVine for the starting job in Ricky Rubio's absence. He's averaging 13.3 points, 1.7 triples, 1.8 rebounds and 9.7 assists in the past three games. LaVine had just five points in 13 minutes off the bench and it looks like Williams will be a reliable fantasy PG until Rubio returns, which won't be until late December at the earliest. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:29 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Mil
  • Thaddeus Young expected to practice Monday
    Wolves coach Flip Saunders expects Thaddeus Young to return from his personal absence in time for Monday's practice.

    Advice: Young may rejoin the team on Sunday and this merely confirms that he's on pace to return for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks. Anthony Bennett will earn another start in Young's absence on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:53 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Mil
  • Dwight Howard (knee) will not play vs. Mavs
    Dwight Howard (knee) will not play against the Mavericks on Saturday and has no timetable to return.

    Advice: He was basically doubtful and he's still not well enough to play. Howard had plasma rich platelet treatment this week, but he still hasn't had a full workload at practice. Tarik Black played well on Wednesday and will get the start again. Kostas Papanikolaou will also benefit. Howard owners can push the panic button, but cutting him is not an option. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:20 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Evan Fournier starting at small forward
    Evan Fournier will start next to Victor Oladipo, Willie Green, Channing Frye and Nikola Vucevic on Saturday against the Heat.

    Advice: The Magic are really going tiny here without Tobias Harris (calf) and it's just a testament to how coach Jacque Vaughn sees Fournier as the French version of a Swiss army knife. Fournier should be owned in all standard leagues until he cools off, which may not even happen this season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:57 pm
  • Dwight Howard is unlikely to play Saturday
    Dwight Howard (knee) is not expected to play on Saturday against the Mavericks, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

    Advice: The credible team reporter said he would be "shocked if he plays." Howard's fantasy owners should have him on their benches and can pencil in Tarik Black into the Houston starting lineup. Although, Kostas Papakinkolaou has been the biggest beneficiary sans Dwight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:40 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Kyle O'Quinn targeting Wednesday
    Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) is targeting a return to the lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Magic could have used him today with Tobias Harris (calf) out. Channing Frye and Andrew Nicholson will get most of the power forward minutes while Nikola Vucevic will get all he can handle. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:31 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Marcus Smart still not ready to play Sunday
    Marcus Smart (ankle) will not play on Sunday against the Blazers.

    Advice: It seems hard to believe that he is even close to a return after an ugly ankle injury. The Celtics are off until Friday following Sunday's game, so perhaps Smart will be ready for that contest. Phil Pressey should get some extra run tomorrow while Marcus Thornton and Evan Turner also see a bump. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:40 pm
     
    Injured
  • Carlos Boozer has a sore shoulder issue
    Carlos Boozer is dealing with a sore shoulder and missed Saturday's practice, but he's probable to play vs. Denver on Sunday.

    Advice: There is no indication that he is in jeopardy of missing Sunday's game against the Nuggets. Boozer doesn't have any red flags on his shoulder and he probably just had a little too much contact at some point. If this does become an issue, Ed Davis would be a hot pickup. To be clear, Boozer sounds like he's OK. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:27 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • P.J. Hairston out Sunday, doubtful for Monday
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) won't play on Sunday and is doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Hairston was gaining some momentum with the Hornets' short on healthy swingmen, but the rookie went down himself on Monday and needs a few more days to recuperate. He could return Wednesday vs. the Trail Blazers, but would still face significant competition from Gary Neal and Gerald Henderson. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:11 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Por
  • Dwight Howard (knee) questionable vs. Mavs
    Dwight Howard (strained right knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Dwight had been considered doubtful so this is an encouraging update, but owners will need to check for updates closer to tip-off. He recently had a plasma-rich platelet injection and may need to sit out another game to avoid aggravating the strain, in which case Tarik Black would earn another start with extra minutes filtering down to Kostas Papanikolaou and Donatas Motiejunas. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:28 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Dwyane Wade out, Norris Cole doubtful vs. ORL
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will miss his fifth consecutive game on Saturday.

    Advice: Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier should get all the minutes they can handle, especially with Norris Cole (hand) also doubtful to suit up. Miami's lack of depth will likely require bench guys like Shannon Brown, Danny Granger and James Ennis to step into significant roles as the Heat look to avoid their fifth loss in six games. Wade did some light work during shootaround and is questionable for Sunday's home game. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:51 am
     
    Injured
  • Jimmy Butler has an overdue dud vs. POR
    Jimmy Butler scored nine points with four rebounds, two assists and one steal on 3-of-13 from the field against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He's been one of the best players in the NBA this season and obviously gets a pass here. Butler's shot selection wasn't as great tonight, but there is no need to worry thanks to taking much smarter shots throughout the season. He'll likely get it going again on Monday against the Jazz. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:17 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic erupts w/ 24 points, 11 boards
    Nikola Mirotic stepped up with Taj Gibson (ankle) getting hurt against the Blazers on Friday, scoring a career-high 24 points with 11 rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Pau Gasol (calf) did not play tonight and X-rays were negative on Gibson's ankle, so he is not a lock for minutes. That said, Mirotic is capable of blocking shots, hitting treys and turning in good percentages, so it's not a bad idea to add him speculatively in some leagues. To be clear, we wouldn't cut a player you're going to miss. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:10 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari has impressive game
    Danilo Gallinari made 5-of-7 from the field for 17 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He entered tonight making just 26.2 percent from the field and he really needed a big game like this one. Gallinari is still a long way from playing close to his career 30.8 minutes per game, which might not even happen. Unless you want to be really aggressive, you can probably keep Gallo on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Mo Williams scores 15 points against SA
    Mo Williams made 6-of-14 from the field for 15 points with two rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: It seems clear coach Flip Saunders isn't going to flip-flop on his starting point guard and Mo is here to stay. He should be able to score in the teens with some dimes, treys and steals now that the Wolves are currently missing 80 percent of their opening night starting lineup. Williams is worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:20 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Mil
  • Fournier (heel) scores 21 points in return
    Evan Fournier returned from his one-game absence due to a heel injury on Friday, scoring 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting with one rebound, one assists and one 3-pointer over 33 minutes.

    Advice: Fournier started once again and also hit 6-of-9 shots from the foul line. This line highlights some of his versatility problems but it's otherwise getting the job done and he should be in most lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:07 pm
  • Gay, Cousins, Thompson all probable for Sat
    Rudy Gay (Achilles), DeMarcus Cousins (hip) and Jason Thompson (quad) are all listed as probable for Saturday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Gay is probably the most impacted by his injury but unless this takes a turn for the worse we're not putting any of them on the injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:47 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Evan Fournier (heel) will start on Friday
    Evan Fournier (heel) will return to the starting lineup on Friday, sending Willie Green to the bench.

    Advice: Fournier has been impressive this season, averaging 17.3 points and 2.3 three-pointers per game, however, he does have a difficult matchup tonight vs. the Hornets. Willie Green can be cut in all formats with the return of Fournier. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:46 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn will not play on Friday night
    Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) will not play against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: He was going to a game-time decision, but he must not have felt well after shootaround. O'Quinn could miss more games and he's been out since the opener. Andrew Nicholson will stay in the rotation tonight, but is not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:45 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Kyle O'Quinn is a game-time call on Fri.
    Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) is a game-time decision to face the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: He has been out since the opener with his ankle sprain. O'Quinn has been doing some work in practice and he should be able to play minutes close to 20, assuming he's active. With Aaron Gordon (foot) out, O'Quinn's return shouldn't hurt Tobias Harris and Channing Frye much. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:10 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Dwight Howard receives a PRP injection
    Dwight Howard (knee) received a plasma rich platelet injection on his right knee.

    Advice: This has become common and players usually do at as they are getting closer to a return. Howard is still considered as doubtful for Saturday and he did miss practice on Friday. Tarik Black will likely get another start, but the bigger beneficiary has been Kostas Papanikolaou. Howard owners will want to check back tomorrow and he's also not looking like he'll be a fun player to own this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:17 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • David West (ankle) returns to practice Friday
    David West (ankle) was a limited participant during Friday's practice and is not expected to return until after Thanksgiving.

    Advice: West remains without a definitive return date, but his return to practice is a positive sign. He'll provide the Pacers with some much needed offense when he’s finally able to suit up, and should be owned in all leagues for his ability to put up points and boards with high percentages. Luis Scola and Lavoy Allen will continue to help fill the void with West sidelined, but neither guy is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:16 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Evan Fournier (heel) says he can play Friday
    Evan Fournier (heel) said that he thinks he'll be able to suit up for Friday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: This isn't official, but things are looking positive for Fournier. If he does suit up, Willie Green would head back to the bench where he would go back to being irrelevant in all fantasy leagues. Stay tuned for an official update as we draw closer to Friday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:10 am
  • Darren Collison shines against the Bulls
    Darren Collison played terrific ball on both ends of the floor against the Bulls on Thursday during a 103-88 win with 17 points, six rebounds, 12 assists, one steal, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: The Kings had a season-high 26 assists as a team tonight and had six players in double figures. They still rank 27th in the NBA for assists per game, but at least it's a step up from last in 2013-14. Collison has been a steal for his fantasy owners as a top-50 player despite sub-par shooting and it's become abundantly clear he has no competition for his starter's minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:03 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Rudy Gay puts up an efficient 20 points
    Rudy Gay made 7-of-11 from the field for 20 points against the Bulls on Thursday and added seven rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He was probable to play with some Achilles soreness and he did have a heating pad on his foot in the fourth quarter. According to TNT's telecast, the Kings were planning on treating him in the game, so there's no need to worry. There is a chance this becomes an issue later, but Gay should be in all lineups right now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:35 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Jimmy Butler scores 23 points
    Jimmy Butler scored 23 points against the Kings on Thursday with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and three turnovers.

    Advice: He operated out of the post quite a bit, but he had nine of his 11 makes come off an assist tonight. Butler has been the go-to option for the Bulls these days, but his usage takes a massive hit when Derrick Rose (hamstring) is on the floor. He's putting up first-round value right now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:14 pm
  • Matt Barnes has a calf issue
    Matt Barnes is dealing with a sore left calf following Thursday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: He is considered as probable for Sunday against the Grizzlies. Barnes finished with nine points and one 3-pointer in the win. He does have some low-end value since he does a little bit of everything, so give him a look if you're sick of the guy on the end of your bench. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:29 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Mario Chalmers starts at PG in second half
    Mario Chalmers started at point guard during the second half of Thursday's 110-93 loss to the Clippers, finishing with 13 points, one rebound, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Norris Cole (finger) was unable to return to action following an injury in the first half. Chalmers had a couple really careless turnovers and he's certainly not the most consistent player in the NBA. His minutes seem extremely safe right now and he should be starting in most leagues with Miami banged up. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:24 pm
  • Rudy, DMC and Thompson are all in on Thurs
    Rudy Gay (Achilles), Jason Thompson (quad) and DeMarcus Cousins (hip) are all starting on Thursday.

    Advice: The team called them all probable and didn't provide any updates leading up to the game, but at least there were no surprises here. Get Gay and Cousins in your lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:37 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Rodney Hood is out indefinitely
    Rodney Hood (foot) will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks.

    Advice: He'll be able to do some limited workouts with the team, but he is out indefinitely and plantar fasciitis has claimed another young player. Hood could be back on the court in less than a month, but his outlook is bleak right now. Joe Ingles will get more run. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:16 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Dwight Howard (knee) questionable for Sat.
    Updating a previous report, coach Kevin McHale is saying that the Rockets will probably be without Dwight Howard (knee) for Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: That means that Tarik Black will draw another start on Saturday, but he really doesn't do much aside from rebound. Dwight's minutes will likely be split up between Black, Donatas Motiejunas, and Kostas Papanikolaou. Kostas is coming off a 19-point game from Wednesday, and could make for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Stay tuned for an official update on Dwight's status, but have your Plan B in place as it's looking like he'll be unable to go. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:31 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not play Friday
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: This will be Hairston's second consecutive missed game, but he really wasn't doing much when he was healthy. Gerald Henderson will likely draw another start on Friday with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) also sidelined, and he'll look to bounce-back from a scoreless performance vs. the Pacers on Wednesday. Hairston doesn't offer enough upside to be worth a stash, and he can be cut in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:21 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Por
  • Matt Barnes will start again on Thursday
    Matt Barnes will again draw the start on Thursday as the Clippers take on the Heat.

    Advice: Barnes looks to have won his starting job back, and has scored in double figures in two of his last three outings. Hopefully he can continue his solid play tonight, as he has a favorable matchup vs. the Heat. He's worth a speculative add in standard leagues for his ability to contribute to each category on the stat sheet. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:50 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out Thursday vs. LAC
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: This marks the fourth consecutive game Wade will be sidelined with this hamstring injury, and Mario Chalmers will continue to start as long as Wade is out. Chalmers has been great with the starting unit, averaging 20.0 points, 5.0 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 three-pointer per game, and he should be in all active lineups on a night with just two games being played. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:36 pm
     
    Injured
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) doubtful for Sunday
    Marcus Smart (ankle) said that he doubts he'll play Sunday, and he remains without a definitive return date.

    Advice: "I couldn’t really tell you [an expected return date]. It just depends," Smart said. "One day my body feels good, probably one day it doesn’t. I’ve got to listen to my body." Smart was able to do some straight-line movement during Thursday's practice, but still is unable to do anything side-to-side. He may be able resume practicing next week, and after Sunday's game vs. Portland the Celtics don't play again until Friday, Nov. 28. We'll consider Smart questionable for that one, and we'll be monitoring his status closely. However, with averages of just 6.8 points, 1.2 assists, and 1.2 steals, he’s not a viable option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:23 pm
     
    Injured
  • Rudy Gay (Achilles) probable for Thursday
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) is being listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Gay hasn't missed a game yet with his Achilles tendinitis, so we're going to say he's very likely to play in this one. Still, owners will want to check back for an official update as we draw closer to Thursday's tip. If Gay is unable to go, Omri Casspi would likely pick up a majority of his minutes at small forward. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:07 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Rodney Hood (foot) will not play Friday
    Rodney Hood (foot) will travel with the Jazz to Oakland for Friday's game vs. the Warriors, but he's not expected to play.

    Advice: Hood has been out since Nov. 7, and it's not clear if he's any closer towards making a return. He's dealing with plantar fasciitis, and the only remedy for that is rest. While Hood is sidelined Joe Ingles will continue to get some additional run off the bench, but he's not an option in standard leagues. Hood can be cut in nearly all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:36 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Carmelo Anthony dealing w/ pain in left knee
    Carmelo Anthony revealed after Tuesday's loss to the Bucks that his left knee has been sore since the second game of the season and he's undergone tests on it.

    Advice: "I think he's a smart enough and a veteran enough player that if he had some concern about where he is I think he would come either to me or to our training staff about trying to be smart," said head coach Derek Fisher. "He hasn't done that as of yet. I'm sure we'll continue to keep an eye on it. But he's good to go for now." The Knicks have not revealed exactly what tests Anthony has undergone, but this is something to keep an eye on. Anthony has said that he'll try to play through the pain, but if the Knicks continue their losing ways, it's plausible that Carmelo could eventually decide to rest. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but there's no reason to panic right now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:19 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Dal
  • Mo Williams to start for the Timberwolves?
    Mo Williams looked great in a starting role on Wednesday and his play has head coach Flip Saunders thinking about sticking with him in that role.

    Advice: With rookie Zach LaVine scuffling, Williams provided the Wolves with a spark during their win over the Knicks on Wednesday. "Big difference," Kevin Martin said. "When Mo came in and got me going. He’s just a veteran point guard in the backcourt with you. He knows your spots." Flip Saunders used the phrase "big difference" to describe the swap of Williams and LaVine in the starting lineup, so fantasy owners in all leagues will want to take a flier on Williams while Ricky Rubio (ankle) is out. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:03 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Mil
  • Ty Lawson goes for 15 & 15 in win
    Ty Lawson hit 6-of-13 shots for 15 points, a season-high 15 assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He somehow didn't hit a 3-pointer in either of his last two games, but has now hit double digits in assists in three of his last four games, which were all double-doubles with points. He's rolling right now and is a must-start in any format. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:13 am
  • Carlos Boozer turns in another big game
    Carlos Boozer scored 12 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 30 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He shot just 5-of-15 from the field and wasn't quite as hot as his 20-point, 10-board game on Tuesday. Nobody will bother trading for Boozer in your fantasy league, but he's worth owning as a low-upside guy for his points and boards. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:10 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Marvin Williams scores eight points vs. Indy
    Marvin Williams (knee) played 23 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday with eight points, three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: He played a little more small forward tonight because the Hornets are so thin on the wing. Williams is not going to be involved enough in the offense to be used in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:04 am
  • Marvin Williams returned to action on Wednesday November 19. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:03 pm
  • Mo Williams looks great in start vs. Knicks
    Mo Williams looked fantastic in a start against the Knicks on Wednesday with 14 points, three rebounds, 13 assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Why didn't he start immediately following the Ricky Rubio (ankle) injury again? Williams was in complete control of the offense and he's capable of putting up great stats. Zach LaVine can't seem to do anything right, so Williams should be around 30 minutes, which makes him worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:02 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Mil
  • Carmelo Anthony scores 20 points
    Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points against the Wolves during a 115-99 loss on Wednesday to go with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: It would have been a much bigger line, but he did not play in the fourth quarter because the Knicks were getting blown out. For what it's worth, Anthony said his knee issue from Tuesday was not an issue tonight. The Knicks have gone 1-9 in their last 10 games, but at least they'll get the 76ers at home on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:51 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Dal
  • J.R. Smith looks awful again on Wednesday
    J.R. Smith was awful on Wednesday against the Wolves with three points and four assists in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He played horrible defense all night and Smith is not earning his playing time. He's done very little to get the attention of fantasy owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:26 pm
  • Rudy Gay is questionable for Thursday
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) is questionable to face the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He was questionable on Tuesday and didn't play well in a loss to the Pelicans. Gay has dealt with some Achilles issues before, but he should still be in the lineup. Check back tomorrow for an update. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:48 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Matt Barnes getting better for Clippers
    Matt Barnes started again and had 13 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's easy win over the Magic.

    Advice: This is the kind of line we were expecting on a regular basis from Barnes, but he's just recently started to show signs of life. He's scored in double figures in two of his last three games, has hit nine 3-pointers over his last four, and just recently moved back into the starting unit. If you've had your eye on him, now is the time to pick him up and hope this is just the start of something good. But up until the last week, he had no business being in fantasy lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:24 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Mo Williams starting over Zach LaVine
    Mo Williams is starting over Zach LaVine on Wednesday against the Knicks.

    Advice: He has been outplaying LaVine and the Wolves may have finally pulled the plug on starting their rookie. Williams is still likely going to play just 26 minutes or so, but he's the better grab of the two in deep leagues. Owners in standard leagues can probably do better going after someone else. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:28 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Mil
  • Carmelo Anthony will start on Wednesday
    Carmelo Anthony will start against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is fine and coach Derek Fisher said he wasn't aware of any injury. Anthony is starting to heat up and may have figured out how to play better in the triangle. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:46 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Dal
  • Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) will not play vs. Clips
    Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: O'Quinn looked good during shootaround, leaving him questionable to play, but the Magic will play it safe by resting him for a few more days. He may not log big minutes in his first game back, but there's a big opportunity for O'Quinn with rookie Aaron Gordon (foot) out indefinitely. If you're in need of a big man, he's worth stashing away in deeper formats and watching closely everywhere else. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:31 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Evan Fournier out Wednesday w/ sore heel
    Evan Fournier will not play on Wednesday due to a sore left heel.

    Advice: Fournier has no history of heel injuries and coach Jacque Vaughn is hopeful that he'll only miss one game, with the Magic returning to action in a back-to-back set on Friday and Saturday. Victor Oladipo should get all the minutes he can handle in Fournier's absence, with more playing time available for guys like Luke Ridnour, Elfrid Payton, and possible Ben Gordon or Willie Green. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:25 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) doubtful for Thursday
    Dwyane Wade (left hamstring) is doubtful to play on Thursday night against the Clippers.

    Advice: This would be his fourth game out of the lineup and there's a chance he misses some time over the weekend, as well. It's worth mentioning his left leg has been worse than his right and he's needed his left knee drained multiple times over the past few seasons. Mario Chalmers has benefited and will be worth using in all leagues. James Ennis, Shabazz Napier and Norris Cole also benefit. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:46 pm
     
    Injured
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) limited in practice
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, and should be considered questionable for Thursday's game.

    Advice: Wade's goal of playing every game this season was quickly shattered last week when he tweaked his hamstring so it's not surprising to see the Heat exercise caution with him. If he ends up sitting on Thursday, Mario Chalmers will likely draw another start and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:45 am
     
    Injured
  • P.J. Hairston (ankle) is out on Wednesday
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against Indiana.

    Advice: He was doubtful leading up to the game, and the fact that he was ruled out so early doesn't bode well for his status. Consider Hairston day-to-day for now, while Gary Neal (concussion) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) will also sit this game out. Gerald Henderson will likely see big minutes and is worth a look for owners in need of short term value. Hairston can be dropped in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:06 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Por
  • Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) may play on Wednesday
    Contrary to a previous report, Kyle O'Quinn may have a chance to play for the Magic on Wednesday after looking good at shootaround.

    Advice: We will consider him questionable for now, and we will update his status as soon as we know more. O'Quinn has an opportunity for minutes behind Channing Frye with rookie Aaron Gordon (foot) out indefinitely, but owners in standard leagues might want to take a wait-and-see approach. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:26 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) could return Sunday
    Marcus Smart (ankle) could return on Sunday against Portland, but coach Stevens said it would likely be another week before he can play.

    Advice: This is excellent news for the rookie, as his ankle has been healing rapidly. Smart has been able to participate in certain drills, but it is understandable if the Celtics are cautious with him. However, unless something happens to Rajon Rondo or Avery Bradley, Smart will only be an asset in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:10 am
     
    Injured
  • Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) won't play on Wednesday
    Kyle O'Quinn will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: He has been out since the opener, which speaks to the severity of the sprain. Rookie Aaron Gordon (foot) is out indefinitely, so the door will be open for O'Quinn to see minutes when he returns. However, until we see a positive report, he can be left on the waiver wire in almost all leagues. Channing Frye and Tobias Harris will continue to see big minutes in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:44 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • David West (ankle) will not play on Wednesday
    David West (ankle) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: This has to be frustrating for his owners, as he has yet to play this season with his nagging ankle sprain. We will continue to monitor his status and it should be noted that he still deserves to be owned in almost all leagues for his scoring and rebounding prowess. In the meantime, Luis Scola will continue to start with Lavoy Allen backing him up, but neither player is an attractive option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:00 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Rudy Gay (Achilles) quiet in 37 minutes Tues.
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) had a subpar game in 37 minutes of action on Tuesday, making 6-of-17 field goals to finish with 15 points, four rebounds, five assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: Gay didn't appear hobbled and his playing time suggests the Kings' coaches and trainers weren't overly concerned about his Achilles tendinitis, which had him listed as questionable for the game. Sacramento returns to action on Thursday vs. the Bulls, and fantasy owners should assume Gay will start unless a report surfaces to the contrary. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:38 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • J.R. Smith quiet despite starting Tuesday
    The Knicks lost to the visiting Bucks on Tuesday, with J.R. Smith contributing only nine points (3-of-12 shooting), one rebound, three assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Smith scored 28 points in an expanded role with Iman Shumpert out on Sunday, but he's only scored double-digit points in consecutive games once this season and has been too unreliable for use in most 12-team fantasy leagues. He logged 34 minutes in another start on Tuesday and a sustained starting gig could change the equation, so keep an eye on his role over the next week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:42 pm
  • Carlos Boozer's 20 & 10 help LAL hold off ATL
    The Lakers pulled out a five-point road win in Atlanta on Tuesday, aided by Carlos Boozer's 20 points (10-of-14 shooting), 10 rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: Boozer was torched defensively but made up the difference with solid rebounding and shooting, which is a nice sight after Sunday's dud (six points on 3-of-13 shooting). He's barely clinging to 14-team value this season, but has picked up the pace over the past week and is worth owning if you need points, boards and solid FG percentages. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:07 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Marvin Williams (knee) questionable vs. Indy
    Marvin Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He played on both Friday and Saturday despite being listed as doubtful and questionable, respectively, so there's a good chance that he'll be in uniform. That doesn't mean he'll have fantasy value, however, as he's coming off a scoreless game and hasn't been consistent enough for use outside of very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:26 pm
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) likely out Wed. & Fri.
    Marcus Smart (ankle) will travel with the Celtics for their road games on Wednesday and Friday, but he's not expected to play in either game.

    Advice: Smart is progressing nicely after his scary injury and he's already begun shooting around, but he doesn't have a specific return date. His defensive energy will earn him a role in coach Brad Stevens' rotation, but he doesn't have much fantasy upside with Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley both healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:02 pm
     
    Injured
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) progresses to shooting
    Marcus Smart (ankle) was able to get up some shots before Tuesday's practice, but he's still not expected to make a return until sometime next week.

    Advice: He's progressed from stationary shooting, and Smart looks to be on track to meet his initial two-week timetable. However, as long as Rajon Rondo is in town, Smart isn't going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:24 pm
     
    Injured
  • Thaddeus Young (personal) should return Sun.
    Thaddeus Young (personal) is expected to return to the Timberwolves Sunday.

    Advice: That means Young will be targeting a return for Nov. 26 vs. the Bucks, and Anthony Bennett will draw at least two more starts this week. Bennett put up 10 points, seven rebounds, and four assists during his last start, and he makes for a nice, low-budget buy in FanDuel as long as Young is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:17 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Mil
  • David West (ankle) out Wednesday vs. Hornets
    David West (ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: West's potential return date keeps getting pushed back, and this just really speaks to the severity of the ankle injury he sustained back in October. The Pacers haven't given much updates on West's status, but we'll be monitoring his status closely. Luis Scola and Lavoy Allen will continue to split minutes at power forward with West sidelined, but neither guy is a very attractive option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:47 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • P.J. Hairston doubtful for Wednesday vs IND
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: Hairston left the arena in a walking boot after Monday's loss to the Mavericks, so it's looking unlikely that he'll be able to play on Wednesday. With Gary Neal (concussion) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) already declared out for Wednesday, Gerald Henderson makes for a solid short-term add as he'll get plenty of run against the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:58 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Por
  • Danny Granger finally feeling confident
    Danny Granger (hamstring) said he felt confident on the court during Monday's win over the Nets.

    Advice: Granger started in place of Luol Deng on Monday and was able to put up four points and a block in his first 20 minutes of action this season. "I have been progressing pretty well, so I felt confident to go out there tonight," said Granger. While Granger helped the short-handed Heat pull out a victory on Monday, he still doesn't have any fantasy value outside the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:23 am
  • Barnes still struggling for the Clippers
    Matt Barnes hit just 2-of-8 shots (2-of-6 from deep) for seven points with two rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes on Monday against the Bulls.

    Advice: Whether it's his divorce or any other off-the-court issue, Barnes simply isn't getting it done. He can be watched from the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:15 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Butler headlines night of big lines for Bulls
    Jimmy Butler scored 22 points on 6-of-17 shooting with six rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one three and a 9-of-10 mark from the foul line in Monday's win.

    Advice: Butler is returning top-10 fantasy value and it's unclear where his shooting percentages are ultimately going to fall because he has clearly improved. Making an ungodly 80.6 percent from the line on 8.0 attempts per game, we're getting past issues involving small sample size too. The safe play is to sell him high in exchange for a well-positioned top-20 asset, but what fun would that be? Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:02 pm
  • Mirotic productive with Pau Gasol out
    Nikola Mirotic was productive with Pau Gasol (calf) out on Monday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Mirotic needs an injury or two in front of him before he has any real fantasy value, but this is a good sign that he may be able to come through if given the chance. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:55 pm
  • Fournier goes for 14 and eight on Monday
    Evan Fournier started next to Victor Oladipo on Monday, scoring 14 points on 5-of-13 shooting (including three treys) with two rebounds, eight assists and one steal in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Fournier appears to have played his way into starter's minutes and if he's going to handle the ball this much owners have a steal. If somebody dropped him go run and pick him up. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:34 pm
  • Granger (hamstring) starts on Monday
    Danny Granger (hamstring) started in Monday's road win over the Nets, logging 20 minutes with four points and a block.

    Advice: Granger appears to be on his last legs and fantasy owners can safely ignore him, whether he draws random starts or not. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:41 pm
  • Chalmers scores 22 points with five assists
    Mario Chalmers scored a team-high 22 points in Monday's win over the Nets, hitting 5-of-12 shots (11-of-13 FTs) with three rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: This is the type of line owners thought they'd periodically see when he appeared to be the unquestioned starter at point guard over the summer. He's enjoying life without Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng around, and the real question will be in how Erik Spoelstra deploys him not just in terms of position, but in terms of touches when the guys return. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:38 pm
  • Lawson goes for 24 and 12 in win over Cavs
    Ty Lawson scored 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting (0-for-6 3PTs, 6-of-7 FTs) with one rebound, 12 assists and two steals in Monday's road win over the Cavs.

    Advice: Lawson is beginning to heat up and as long as he can keep the injury bug from biting he should continue to move toward his early round upside. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:10 pm
  • P.J. Hairston leaves arena in a boot
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) left the arena on Monday with his foot in a walking boot.

    Advice: He was ruled out fairly quickly from his ankle sprain, so it would appear he's going to miss some time. Gerald Henderson had a nice game tonight and is worth a look as a short-term guy. Although, his upside isn't very high. He finished with six points and two 3-pointers in 10 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:09 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Por
  • Gallinari (knee) plays just eight minutes
    Danilo Gallinari (knee) played just eight minutes on Friday against the Cavs.

    Advice: Gallo missed both of his shot attempts and had just one rebound with one assist to his stat line. Until he shows signs of life owners can watch this action from the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:38 pm
  • P.J. Hairston out for game with ankle sprain
    P.J. Hairston suffered a sprained right ankle on Monday and will not return.

    Advice: The Hornets are awfully thin on the wing now with Gary Neal (concussion) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out. Hairston would have played quite a bit off the bench, but now it'll be Gerald Henderson likely getting all the minutes he can handle. Hendo is still only a short-term guy in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:47 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Por
  • Danny Granger starting for Luol Deng
    Danny Granger is starting in place of Luol Deng on Monday.

    Advice: It sounded like Deng was going to play, but maybe not. James Ennis is the better play over Granger in fantasy leagues. Stay tuned on Deng. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:55 pm
  • Rodney Hood ruled out for Tuesday night
    Rodney Hood (foot) will not play on Tuesday night against the Thunder.

    Advice: He was doubtful earlier today and there was really no shot of him playing. Hood can be cut in just about all leagues while Joe Ingles will get more minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:15 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Dwyane Wade ruled out on Monday night
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) has been ruled out for Monday night against the Nets.

    Advice: He was never expected to play tonight and he could miss more games. Mario Chalmers has been a great play in the past two games and fantasy owners should have him in their lineups. Shabazz Napier will also get a handful of more minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:06 pm
     
    Injured
  • Update: Nate and Gallinari will play on Mon.
    Nate Robinson and Danilo Gallinari will play against the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: They were ruled out earlier this morning and coach Brian Shaw has changed his tune. There are still way too many concerns about both guys tonight and they are unlikely to play more than half of the game tonight. That said, it's a little harder to be bullish on Arron Afflalo and Wilson Chandler tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:31 pm
  • Shaw: Gallo and Nate could play on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari and Nate Robinson could play against the Cavs on Monday, according to coach Brian Shaw.

    Advice: Interesting. They are not expected to play in back-to-back sets, but the is at least a small chance because of their low minutes on Sunday. Gallinari is still very unlikely to go, so those who were looking to use Wilson Chandler or Arron Afflalo shouldn't be too discouraged. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:10 pm
  • Thaddeus Young is still not with the team
    Thaddeus Young (personal) is still not with the Wolves as of Monday.

    Advice: Coach Flip Saunders didn't mention when Young will be back or if he would play on Wednesday, but he said he should know more on Tuesday. Young's fantasy owners might want to sit him in a three-game week while Anthony Bennett will likely get another start. Shabazz Muhammad may also get more run. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 1:41 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Mil
  • Rodney Hood is doubtful for Tuesday night
    Rodney Hood (foot) is doubtful to play against the Thunder on Tuesday.

    Advice: He can't seem to get over his plantar fasciitis and didn't practice on Monday. Hood can be cut in most leagues while Joe Ingles will continue to get some work off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 12:31 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Danny Granger expected to debut very soon
    Danny Granger (hamstring) is expected to make his debut in "a few days, probably."

    Advice: "They want to make sure I'm 100 percent, all the way there," Granger said. He's been glued to the bench so far in his Miami career due to health concerns, and it's anything but certain he'll remain on the floor once finally healthy enough to return. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 10:09 am
  • Matt Barnes struggling through divorce
    Matt Barnes admitted his recent divorce has impacted his play this season.

    Advice: "It's tough. When you're going through a divorce it's hard," Barnes said. "We still have to show up and play." Barnes also added he doesn't care whether or not he starts, but he wants to work himself back into the mix after a slow start. Barnes is best left on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 9:00 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Gallinari, Robinson will not play on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari and Nate Robinson will both miss Monday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: Both players are fine, but neither is cleared to play in back-to-back sets just yet. Without Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Arron Afflalo should be the main beneficiaries, while Robinson's absence will mean the team will lean a little harder on Ty Lawson. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 7:57 am
  • Derek Fisher credits J.R. Smith's extra work
    Derek Fisher credited J.R. Smith for extra work before Sunday's win over the Nuggets.

    Advice: 'For J.R. today, it started yesterday,’’ Fisher said. "He had a workout after practice for 10 minutes that was as intense, as hard as an individual player can work in a shooting session that raised his level of intensity and pace of the game today." Smith had 28 points, four rebounds and four assists in what was easily his best game of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 7:19 am
  • Marcus Smart limited to stationary shooting
    Marcus Smart (ankle) is limited to just stationary shooting right now.

    Advice: "All that he’s doing is shooting stationary," Stevens said. "There is increased activity, as far as on the [Alter-G, non-weight-bearing] treadmill, so he’s not doing a whole lot. He is up on his feet and walking, the boot is off and all that stuff." The Celtics won't rush the rookie back before he's completely healthy and ready to return. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 6:04 am
     
    Injured
  • Marvin Williams (knee) invisible in start
    Marvin Williams (knee) started Saturday's game vs. the Warriors but went scoreless with three rebounds and one turnover in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Williams missed all three of his field goals and he's been dreadful over the past five games, averaging 4.2 points on 38.1 percent shooting. He doesn't contribute enough in other categories to make up the difference, and doesn't warrant fantasy owners' attention outside of the deepest leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 9:27 pm
  • Mario Chalmers scores 18 points w/ five dimes
    Mario Chalmers finished Sunday's disappointing home loss with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, five assists and one steal.

    Advice: He started at SG in place of Dwyane Wade (hamstring) and played well before fouling out in 35 minutes of action. Chalmers is a must-start fantasy option when Wade is sidelined, but on the season he's been just a 14-team value in 28.4 minutes per game as a reserve. His knack for 3-pointers, assists and steals keeps him viable in all formats and he should slowly improve as he adjusts to a bench role going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 5:53 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will travel to BK
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will travel with the Heat to Brooklyn, but he's looking doubtful for Monday's game despite being listed as day-to-day.

    Advice: "He's starting to do a lot more corrective exercises, strength and treatment," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "That's all we can do right now. Then we'll take the next step when he can get there." Wade missed nine games last season with a similar hamstring issue, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him sit out on Monday. If he's unable to go, Mario Chalmers would likely get another start, and he makes for a solid option in daily leagues. Stay tuned for an official update on Wade's status as we draw closer to Monday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 4:02 pm
     
    Injured
  • Mario Chalmers starting on Sunday vs. Bucks
    Mario Chalmers will start in place of Dwyane Wade (hamstring) on Sunday as the Heat take on the Bucks.

    Advice: Chalmers was excellent in his last outing, putting up 23 points and 11 assists over a whopping 40 minutes of action. He'll likely get a similar workload tonight, and should be in all active lineups. James Ennis will head to the bench after playing just six minutes in his start on Friday, and he's not an option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 2:27 pm
  • Danny Granger (hamstring) will dress Sunday
    Danny Granger will be available to play on Sunday, but he will only be used on an emergency basis.

    Advice: In other words, Granger isn't going to be worth using in any fantasy leagues. He's yet to actually play in a game this season, and he's not a viable option in any format. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 2:02 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out Sunday vs. Bucks
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Bucks, and is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: James Ennis drew the start in Wade's place on Friday, but he only lasted six minutes, and it was Mario Chalmers who saw a bulk of the minutes in Wade's absence. Chalmers put up 23 points, 11 assists, and one 3-pointer during his last outing, and will look to build upon that effort today as the Heat take on the Bucks, get him in your lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 1:28 pm
     
    Injured
  • Ty Lawson struggles with shot in Denver loss
    Ty Lawson struggled with his shot as the Nuggets lost to the Knicks, scoring 17 points on 6-of-18 shooting (two 3-pointers), to go along with nine assists, two rebounds, and six turnovers.

    Advice: The Nuggets were dominated by the Knicks in this one, and managed to go the entire second quarter with just one make from the field (the make came on a last second buzzer beater from Lawson). Denver has been a mess this year, but Lawson has been the one consistent player, averaging 15.9 points, 7.9 assists, and 0.9 three-pointers per game. Those numbers are a bit down from last year's averages, but perhaps that's because Lawson might still be struggling with his ankle injury. Lawson is a buy-low candidate, but his ankles present some risk. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 1:00 pm
  • J.R. Smith scores 28 points in Knicks win
    J.R. Smith had a solid outing on Sunday, scoring 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting to go along with four rebounds, four assists, two steals, two 3-pointers, one block and five turnovers as the Knicks topped the Nuggets.

    Advice: Smith was solid on Sunday, but he’s currently averaging 9.6 points, 3.7 assists, and 0.9 three-pointers per game over 26 minutes of action. He got some extended run today with Iman Shumpert (hip) sidelined, but it’s looking like it’ll take injuries to force head coach Derek Fisher to give the defensively challenged Smith consistent minutes. Smith should continue to have some short-term value as long as Shump is unable to go, but he’s not a must-add player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 12:35 pm
  • J.R. Smith will draw the start on Sunday
    J.R. Smith will draw the start in place of Iman Shumpert (hip) on Sunday vs. Denver.

    Advice: He could see a lot of minutes against Denver with Shump out, while Tim Hardaway will also likely see a lot of minutes off of the bench. Shumpert is not expected to miss much time so Smith and Hardaway should only be considered for owners in need of short-term value, or as a daily plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 8:26 am
  • Matt Barnes has a decent game in start
    Matt Barnes started against the Suns on Saturday with 12 points two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He was coming off the bench because of his shooting issues. Barnes scored a season high tonight and perhaps he can get it going to climb back into the standard-league conversation. However, this game is not going to drive the demand up enough to pick him up. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 12:25 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Darren Collison has a solid 19-point game
    Darren Collison scored 19 points with two rebounds, five assists and two steals in 39 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: He scored 20 points on Thursday and has been great so far this year. Nobody really thought Collison was a great pickup by the Kings especially with Isaiah Thomas being signed relatively cheap, but he's worth owning in all standard leagues and should outperform his ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 11:57 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Mo Williams finally has a good game
    Mo Williams finally turned in a good game on Saturday with 13 points, eight assists and one rebound in 29 minutes against the Mavericks.

    Advice: He's been a major letdown since Ricky Rubio (ankle) went down, but this is the type of line he should put up more often than not. Williams is also likely to bury some treys, which is why we liked his upside in the first place. This game won't send prospective owners to the wire, so you can probably keep him out there. We'll let you know how he does on Wednesday against the Knicks. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 10:25 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Mil
  • Matt Barnes ejected from Saturday's game
    Matt Barnes was ejected from Saturday's game after receiving two technical fouls, finishing the game with 12 points, one board, one assist and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes in a start at small forward.

    Advice: Barnes was up to his usual antics and couldn't keep his cool all night despite the Clippers having a huge lead throughout the game. He has been very disappointing this season and despite the fact that he started Saturday, he is simply too unreliable to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 9:54 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Det
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