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  • Jose Calderon in the starting lineup on Sat.
    Jose Calderon will be in the starting lineup against the Sixers on Saturday.

    Advice: There is no official minute restriction, but the Knicks would be extremely foolish to play him big minutes. Calderon has been out all season after an aggravation and he has a laundry list of muscle issues in his career. He should be owned in all leagues, but his owners should bench him. Shane Larkin owner will want to cut him in just about every league. We'll also keep an eye on how Calderon's return affects guys like Iman Shumpert. Rotoworld.com
    55 minutes ago
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • 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
    Today, 1:40 pm
     
    Injured
  • Vitor Faverani still not close to returning
    Vitor Faverani (knee) has only been doing work on a bike and in the pool.

    Advice: He did say he's 100 percent, but actions speak louder than words... or something. Faverani is not close to returning and he could wind up in the D-League anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:38 pm
  • Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer skip practice
    Jeremy Lin (back) and Carlos Boozer (shoulder) skipped practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Both injuries are not considered serious. Lin did have to battle two different bouts with back pain last season and it did cost him some game action, so this isn't nothing. The Lakers cannot afford for Lin to go down and would be down to Ronnie Price and Jordan Clarkson. Neither player are worth a grab at this juncture and we'll give Lin the benefit of the doubt for now. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:23 pm
     
    Injured
  • Russell Westbrook has non-contact practice
    Russell Westbrook (hand) went through portions of Saturday's non-contact practice.

    Advice: He is still in the rehab process and there is no timetable for his return just yet. Westbrook will be re-evaluated later this month and he could be back in the lineup soon after than. Reggie Jackson will certainly take a hit, but he should still be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:02 pm
  • John Henson score will change
    The NBA has changed the score of Friday's Bucks at Raptors game to 124-83 to 124-82.

    Advice: With 1:44 left in the blowout, the scorer incorrectly gave John Henson a 3-pointer. That means anyone who started him will lose one point and a 3-pointer in their stats. Considering Henson was barely in the rotation and there were 12 games on Friday, this probably won't affect many fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:31 pm
  • Tiago Splitter is still out on Saturday
    Tiago Splitter (calf) is still out for Saturday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: He does not have a timetable to return and could miss multiple games. Splitter has multiple calf injuries in his past few seasons and the practical thing would be to sit him out for a while. Boris Diaw has benefitted while Aron Baynes and Jeff Ayres are also getting more run. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:41 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Bkn
  • Cory Joseph and Matt Bonner are doubtful
    Cory Joseph (ankle) and Matt Bonner (illness) are doubtful to face the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs are going to be in a little bit of trouble tonight with no backup point guard. In previous instances, they have used Manu Ginobili as the primary ball handler in the second unit and that should be the case tonight. Austin Daye may also get some extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:34 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Bkn
  • Mitch McGary (foot) practices lightly on Sat.
    Mitch McGary (foot) went through portions of OKC's practice on Saturday.

    Advice: It's still unclear when McGary might return from his left foot fracture. With Steven Adams starting and Kendrick Perkins playing well off the Thunder bench, there may not even be space in the rotation for McGary. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:37 am
     
    Injured
  • 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
    Today, 8:51 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Al Horford happy to wear compression shirt
    Al Horford will continue to wear a compression shirt under his jersey, saying that it's "actually helped [him] a lot" as he returns from pectoral surgery.

    Advice: "I never really wanted to wear it," Horford said. "My trainers thought it was a good idea to help me. I was getting very stiff at times. With the shirt I notice it keeps it warm, keeps it tight." Horford is quietly returning to form, averaging 13.8 points on 54.2 percent shooting, 6.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 blocks per game, good enough for top-40 fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:12 am
  • Kevin Martin may need right wrist surgery
    Kevin Martin (broken right wrist) will be examined in the next few days to determine if his injury requires surgery.

    Advice: Regardless of whether or not he needs surgery Martin's absence "likely will be at least six weeks," according to beat writer Jerry Zgoda. In the meantime, Minnesota will rely more on Mo Williams, Chase Budinger, Corey Brewer, Shabazz Muhammad, Andrew Wiggins and Robbie Hummel. Head coach Flip Saunders is also interested in picking up free agents but he conceded, "Guys who aren’t playing in our league, there’s probably a reason." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:05 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Iguodala enjoys easy win over the Jazz
    Andre Iguodala scored 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: The Warriors took control of the game early and never looked back. With David Lee eventually returning to complicate and already bad situation for Iguodala, owners should watch this action from the wire in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Gobert looks good in mop-up time
    Rudy Gobert scored 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting with five rebounds, two steals and two blocks over 18 minutes in Friday's loss.

    Advice: Gobert reminds owners of his upside with the outing, and after tonight he is returning top 145-165 value (9/8 cat) in just 16 mpg. With this type of floor it's hard to justify not stashing him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:33 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
    Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Anthony Davis plays like a normal NBA star
    Anthony Davis scored 18 points with nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 32 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: This would have been a great line for any player, but Davis has completely spoiled his fantasy owners. He might turn it around and go for a 30-point, 20-board, 10-block game on Saturday against the Jazz or something. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Parsons breaks out of slump against Lakers
    Chandler Parsons scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting with two threes, two boards and three assists over 29 minutes in Friday's massive win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Parsons had a stretch including 5-of-6 games in which he didn't exceed 30 minutes, that also happened to correspond with him getting the flu. He played 37 minutes on Wednesday and that was probably a warning shot to owners that he was ready to get things moving. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Wright with yet another efficient line on Fri
    Brandan Wright hit all five of his field goal attempts in Friday's blowout win, finishing with 12 points, three boards and two steals in just 19 minutes.

    Advice: Wright is hitting an absurd 77.8 percent from the field while returning top 50-90 value (9/8 cat) in just 18.6 mpg. If you were an early adopter or drafted Wright go ahead and pat yourself on the back, and if your league is still sleeping it's time to wake up. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • John Wall scores 28 points in win vs. Cavs
    John Wall had his way with Kyrie Irving in a 91-78 win on Friday, scoring 28 points with six rebounds, seven assists, four steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He made 12-of-20 from the field and bounced back nicely from a three-game streak of failing to shoot over 37 percent. Wall's dimes are holding steady at around nine, his steals are up and his scoring is right where it needs to be at 19 per game. He's one of the best point guards in the NBA at age 24. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Lin gets on track during blowout loss
    Jeremy Lin got on track during the Lakers' blowout loss to the Mavs on Friday, scoring 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, five assists, two threes and a block.

    Advice: Like many of the games tonight, this one was not one to evaluate as the Lakers lost by 34 points. Jordan Hill kept things rolling with 16 points on 7-of-7 shooting, 10 boards, a steal and a block, and Kobe Bryant hit just 6-of-22 shots with a full line and what else is new. Nick Young was quiet with five points and two assists, and Ed Davis was too with only four points and three boards in 12 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:55 pm
     
    Injured
  • Adams posts defensive line with 10 points
    Steven Adams scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks over 26 minutes in the Thunder's 94-92 home loss to the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: Adams has clearly won the starting job over Kendrick Perkins, or at least it should be clear. His 50 percent foul shooting and sub-par statistical output keeps him from being a 12-14 team value, but if he can start putting up defensive stats it's possible he claws his way back to relevancy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Morrow hits three treys in 25 minutes
    Anthony Morrow hit three triples and 4-of-11 shots overall on Friday, finishing with 11 points, two boards and one steal in 25 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Morrow missed his window and it sounds like the cavalry is coming soon, but one had to know he'd get things turned around a little bit after a short cold stretch entering tonight. Feel free to move on in 12-14 team formats, but don't be surprised if he carves out value as a 3-point shooter sometime down the road. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Lee (hamstring) 'making good progress'
    David Lee (hamstring) is "making good progress" according to the Warriors and he will be evaluated again on their current road trip.

    Advice: We'll need to see a bit more progress before arbitrarily assuming he's close to being back, but it's a good report nonetheless. His minutes and starting status will be in doubt upon his return, but he'll still be worth owning in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
     
    Injured
  • Danny Green fills the stat sheet vs. Wolves
    Danny Green filled the stat sheet against the Wolves on Friday with 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal, four blocks and four 3-pointers during a 121-92 win.

    Advice: He made 6-of-9 from the field and both free throws for one of the biggest stat lines of the night. Fantasy owners tend to focus on points too much, but Green has put up top-60 value on the season. He's worth owning in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Joseph leaves game with ankle sprain
    Cory Joseph left Friday's game with a mild left ankle sprain and did not return.

    Advice: Joseph has played well in a backup role but as usual if he misses any time the rest of the rotation will absorb the minutes without a clear winner. He walked out of the arena under his own power and wasn't ready to rule himself out for Saturday's game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:19 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Bkn
  • Westbrook to go through non-contact drills
    Russell Westbrook (hand) will go through some non-contact portions of Saturday's practice, and he'll be re-evaluated on Nov. 29.

    Advice: Westbrook has been progressing well, without any setbacks, and going through non-contact portions of practice will be the next step. Westbrook's initial timetable has him returning Dec. 2 vs. the Pelicans at the earliest, but we'll have a more firm date after he is re-evaluated. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:40 pm
  • Kevin Martin (broken wrist) out indefinitely
    Kevin Martin fractured his right wrist during Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks, and will be out indefinitely.

    Advice: The Wolves are saying that Martin sustained the injury at the 6:48 mark of the first quarter, which is very impressive as he went on to score 37 points. While Martin is sidelined, Corey Brewer will likely slide into the starting lineup, with Chase Budinger, Mo Williams, and Shabazz Muhammad seeing extended minutes. Andrew Wiggins is also going to see a boost to his value, as he'll be more heavily relied upon sans Martin's offense. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:31 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Jose Calderon (calf) practices in full on Fri
    Jose Calderon (calf) was a full participant during Friday's practice, and he's expected to make his Knicks' debut on Saturday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Calderon's return will send Shane Larkin to the bench, and Iman Shumpert's value will take a small hit. He has a very favorable matchup vs. the Philadelphia "Tanker," but owners will want to check back for an official update as we draw closer to Saturday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:21 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • 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
  • 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
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • 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
  • David Lee's re-evaluation pushed back to Fri.
    David Lee's (hamstring) re-evaluation will now take place on Friday rather than Thursday.

    Advice: Lee went through some 5-on-0 portions of Wednesday's practice, and he was expected to be re-evaluated today, but that will have to wait another day. He's likely going to be eased back into the rotation, so owners still holding on will need to be patient upon his initial return. He sounds doubtful for Friday's game against the Jazz. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:42 pm
     
    Injured
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) will not play Friday
    Tiago Splitter (calf) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: He doesn't seem anywhere close towards making a return, and he can remain on the waiver wire in nearly all formats. Boris Diaw will continue to pick up the slack while Splitter is sidelined, and Baynes will see some extended minutes off the bench. Diaw offers the most upside, while Baynes' fantasy value is limited to extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:37 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Bkn
  • Jose Calderon expected to play Saturday
    Jose Calderon (calf) is expected to play against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: This is great news for the 3-10 Knicks as they could use Calderon's veteran leadership and it is also great news for fantasy owners who are in need of point guard help. Calderon should immediately take over point guard duties from Pablo Prigioni and Shane Larkin, while Iman Shumpert's fantasy value will take a minor hit as Calderson's return should diminish his usage. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:09 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Jeremy Lin doesn't get his revenge
    Jeremy Lin didn't get his revenge game against the Rockets on Wednesday with three points, four assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers.

    Advice: Patrick Beverley's defense trumps a revenge game almost every time. Lin should be better his next time out, but he did lose some minutes at point guard, which will be worth watching. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:13 am
     
    Injured
  • Anthony Morrow not doing much with minutes
    Anthony Morrow played 28 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots for 10 points, without making a 3-pointer.

    Advice: If he's not going to hit threes, he has no fantasy value. Despite getting at least 28 minutes in all but one of his games this season, Morrow hasn't really done anything outside of a 28-point game on Nov. 12. Maybe he'll get it turned around at some point, but the odds aren't in his favor with the return of Andre Roberson from a foot injury tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:56 pm
  • Kevin Martin (illness) scores 37 points vs NY
    Kevin Martin played his best game of the season despite needing an IV before a 115-99 win over the Knicks on Wednesday, making 14-of-20 from the field for 37 points with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and seven 3-pointers.

    Advice: Maybe the Knicks didn't want to guard him because they were scared of getting sick. Martin just dropped a 34-point game in his last outing on Saturday and he's one of the hottest shooting guards in the NBA all of the sudden. He's a must-start player right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:18 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • John Wall quiet, but double-doubles in loss
    John Wall hit just 5-of-17 shots to score 11 points, but also had six rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 35 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: This was not the game his owners were hoping for, but it's hard to be too mad at him for a double-double with some steals and blocks. He'll look to get back on track Friday against Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:41 pm
  • Brandan Wright scores 14 off Mavs bench
    Brandan Wright hit 6-of-7 shots off the bench for 14 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's win.

    Advice: Wright has somehow scored in double figures in five straight games and is averaging 12.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over that stretch, despite playing just 19 minutes a game. He's also hit 24-of-31 shots during that run, and is worth owning in most leagues, despite coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:32 pm
  • Chandler Parsons struggles in win over Wiz
    Chandler Parsons hit just 4-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points and three rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Wizards.

    Advice: Parsons scored 17 on Monday, but has scored 14 or fewer point in three of his last four games. He's averaging just 14.3 points on the season after posting a career-high 16.6 last season. Playing alongside Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis is making it tough for Parsons to fill it up nightly, but he's still an effective fantasy player. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:19 pm
  • Kevin Martin (flu) expected to play vs. NYK
    Kevin Martin (flu) is expected to start Wednesday's game despite his illness.

    Advice: K-Mart had an IV earlier in the day but he's recovered sufficiently to suit up vs. the Knicks. If he has a sluggish game we'll know why, but at least the Wolves get a day off on Thursday to rest and recuperate. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:27 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Kevin Martin questionable Wed. w/ illness
    Kevin Martin is questionable for Wednesday's game due to an illness.

    Advice: He received an IV earlier in the day and the flu is ravaging teams around the league at the moment, so owners should prepare for a potential DNP. Corey Brewer is also iffy to play with the illness, potentially opening up more minutes for Zach LaVine, Mo Williams, Chase Budinger, Shabazz Muhammad and Robbie Hummel. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:47 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • 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
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • David Lee goes through 5-on-0
    David Lee (hamstring) went through 5-on-0 portions of practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is going to be re-evaluated on Thursday, but is still expected to miss the next week. Lee will likely have his minutes monitored and he's likely lost his starting job to Draymond Green. It does make some sense to stash Lee, but he's probably not a top-50 player upon his return. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:57 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
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • 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
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) out for Wednesday
    Tiago Splitter (calf) is listed as out for Wednesday's game.

    Advice: His nightmare season continues, as his injury has baffled doctors. Until we get a positive report, it is safe to leave Splitter on the waiver wire considering there is no timetable for his return. Boris Diaw has been playing well in his absence while Aron Baynes has also seen an uptick in minutes, though he is more of a deep league asset. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:54 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Bkn
  • Vitor Faverani is listed as out for Wednesday
    Vitor Faverani is listed as out for Wednesday's game.

    Advice: He is out indefinitely and there has been no indication as to when we will see him again. When he does return, he will likely ride the pine and will have almost no fantasy value this season. Feel confident in leaving him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:54 am
  • Russell Westbrook shoots right-handed Tuesday
    Russell Westbrook went through a light workout on Tuesday that included shots with his surgically-repaired right hand.

    Advice: Westbrook had been limited to left-hand activities, at least during publicly-available practices. He's expected to be re-evaluated on Nov. 29 and his return is likely at least two weeks away, but his ability to catch passes and shoot right-handed suggests his recovery is on target. According to his initial timetable the earliest he might return is Dec. 2 vs. the Pelicans in New Orleans, but we'll know more after he meets with doctors in late November. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:32 pm
  • Anthony Davis keeps torrid pace in road win
    Anthony Davis continued his onslaught in Tuesday's road win vs. the Kings, notching 27 points (11-of-19 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), nine rebounds, two steals and three blocks.

    Advice: He's on pace to become the only player in NBA history to lead the league in both steals and blocks, and the Pelicans' 21-year-old is sure to rack up untold records as his career unfolds. He's lapping the field for fantasy value, with only Steph Curry, LeBron James, James Harden and Chris Paul in the rearview mirror. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:37 pm
  • Anthony Morrow quiet in 34 minutes Tuesday
    Anthony Morrow logged 34 minutes off the Thunder bench on Tuesday, but he scored only eight points with five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: Morrow hit a 3-pointer and he doesn't usually contribute many boards or defensive stats, which take the sting out of his low-scoring game. He blew up for 28 points and four triples last Wednesday but is just 7-of-31 from the field since then (22.6 percent), so fantasy owners should deploy him with caution. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:38 pm
  • Jeremy Lin bounces back w/ 15 pts, 10 dimes
    Jeremy Lin bounced back from Sunday's scoreless dud, scoring 15 points with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, two steals and a season-high 10 assists in Tuesday's win in Atlanta.

    Advice: Lin is off to a quiet start this season, averaging 11.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting, while attempting only 8.1 shots per game. Those are all the lowest numbers since his rookie season in 2010-11 and owners should strive to be patient, as tonight's game is a timely reminder of his upside as the Lakers' unquestioned starting PG. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:09 pm
     
    Injured
  • Al Horford shoots 7-of-8 in tough home loss
    Al Horford made 7-of-8 field goals on Tuesday, including one 3-pointer, to finish a tough loss vs. L.A. with 15 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Horford hasn't played 30+ minutes or taken 10+ shots in any of the Hawks' past four games. He's averaging just 13.7 points and 6.7 rebounds this season but he's likely just off to a slow start after missing many months following pectoral surgery. Fantasy owners should view this is a buy-low opportunity for Horford, who will need to play a bigger role for Atlanta to emerge as a legitimate playoff threat. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:07 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
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) out Wednesday vs. Cavs
    Tiago Splitter (calf) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Boris Diaw has been the main beneficiary of Splitter's absence, and he's averaging 8.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.2 assists over 26.5 minutes of action. However, those numbers aren't good enough for standard league consideration, so he can remain on the wire in most formats. There is still no official timetable for Splitter's return. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:11 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Bkn
  • 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
  • Anthony Davis may or may not be human
    Anthony Davis scored 31 points on 14-of-20 shooting with 11 rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks in Monday's loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Davis hasn't neared his ceiling yet and that's the part folks continue to grapple with, but be clear we haven't seen this type of transcendent player in many, many years. Jrue Holiday hit just 5-of-19 shots for 14 points, seven boards, two assists and three treys, and Tyreke Evans was equally inept shooting the ball with 13 points on 5-of-18 shooting, five boards, eight assists and two steals. Both ball-dominant guards ignored Davis down the stretch and it cost the Pellies a nice road loss in Portland. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:44 pm
  • Danny Green fills the stat sheet on Monday
    Danny Green filled the stat sheet against the 76ers on Monday with 11 points, two rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Like most Spurs, he's capable of putting up very useful fantasy lines without much scoring output. Green is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:32 pm
  • Cory Joseph has a nice game on Monday night
    Cory Joseph scored 14 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the 76ers on Monday.

    Advice: He's scored in double-digits in three of his last four games with 1.3 steals and 3.0 dimes per game in that span. Obviously Joseph isn't going to light it up, but he's playing really well for owners in deep leagues. Plus, it's clear he'll be given plenty of chances should Tony Parker ever miss time. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:31 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Bkn
  • Chandler Parsons hits four treys on Monday
    Chandler Parsons got hot against the Hornets on Monday with 17 points, nine rebounds, six assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: His shooting numbers have been down and he came into tonight at just 40.0 percent from the field. Parsons is putting up plenty of stats elsewhere and there has been an upward trend in his stats as the year has gone along. He should be a top-50 player in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:43 pm
  • 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
  • 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
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • 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
  • Splitter, Belinelli could return this week?
    The Spurs are hopeful Tiago Splitter (calf) and Marco Belinelli (groin) could return this week.

    Advice: Neither player will suit up on Monday, but an early return seems like a possibility for both players. Each went through shell drills on Monday and it sounds as if they're making progress. Aron Baynes will head back to benchwarming when Splitter returns, while Boris Diaw's role will change slightly as well. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:12 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Bkn
  • 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
    Monday, 7:57 am
  • Calderon could begin practicing before Friday
    Jose Calderon (hamstring) could begin practicing before Friday.

    Advice: Calderon is expected to return to practice by Friday at the latest. The Knicks could use his leadership and abilities at the point, especially as the team looks to get the Triangle offense fully integrated. As soon as Calderon can return, he's expected to take over as the team's starting point guard. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:56 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Vitor Faverani showing no signs of progress
    Brad Stevens said he has "zero idea" when Vitor Faverani (knee) might return.

    Advice: We're marking him out indefinitely at this point until there is a positive update. "No increased activity," Stevens said. "I don't know. They have not given him any specific timeline." Now rehabbing from a second knee surgery after the firs caused lingering pain and swelling, Faverani is looking at a lost season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:11 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
    Monday, 6:04 am
     
    Injured
  • Andre Iguodala gets double-digits in blowout
    Andre Iguodala scored 10 points with two 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and two steals in just 21 minutes on Sunday, in his second double-digit scoring game of the season.

    Advice: The Warriors lead the NBA in both pace and fastbreak points, and they rank third in 3-pointers per game. The result is a league-leading 1.33 points per shot, and enough offense to give solid fantasy value to guys like Draymond Green, Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes, in addition to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Iguodala has been conspicuously quiet in a bench role and tonight's result was fueled by a high-scoring blowout win, so he should stay on the waiver wire until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:20 pm
  • Anthony Morrow goes 1-of-9 from field vs. HOU
    Anthony Morrow shot just 1-of-9 from the field on Sunday, finishing a tough home loss vs. Houston with four points, one rebound, one steal and three personal fouls in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Morrow poured in 28 points vs. the Celtics on Wednesday but he's struggled since then, going a combined 5-of-25 from the field in OKC's past two games. He'll be better most nights and is worth owning if you're in need of scoring and 3-pointers, but don't expect well-rounded production. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:10 pm
  • Steven Adams blocks career-high six shots
    Steven Adams set a new career high with six blocks in Sunday's home loss vs. the Rockets, adding one point (0-of-2 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), six rebounds and one assist despite briefly leaving with a head injury.

    Advice: He swatted six shots in the first half alone, which was even more expected as it came against Dwight Howard and the Rockets. Adams head injury doesn't seem serious but we should have an update or two prior to Tuesday's game vs. Utah. For now, fantasy owners can assume that Adams will be in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:02 pm
  • Steven Adams (head) returns after brief exit
    Steven Adams left Sunday's game after taking a blow to the head during the third quarter, but he has since returned.

    Advice: Adams had a career-high six blocks before exiting and it seems he avoided any lasting injuries. We should have a few updates prior to Tuesday's game vs. Utah, but for now owners can assume that Adams will be in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:58 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
    Sunday, 4:02 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Splitter (calf), Mills (shoulder) out Monday
    Tiago Splitter (calf) and Patty Mills (shoulder) will not suit up for Monday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Mills isn't expected to make his regular-season debut until sometime in January, so him missing Monday's game should come as a surprise to no one. Splitter has played a total of 10 minutes this season, and his calf issue has turned out to be a fairly severe injury. Aron Baynes and Boris Diaw will continue to get some extended minutes with Splitter sidelined, but neither player makes for a very attractive option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:32 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Bkn
  • 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
    Sunday, 1:28 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) able to move w/out limp
    Marcus Smart (ankle) is now able to move around without a limp, but he has still not been cleared to return to practice.

    Advice: Smart suffered a pretty brutal ankle injury on Nov. 7, and he is currently targeting a late-November return. It's nice to see that he's progressing, but with averages of just 6.8 points, 1.2 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.2 three-pointers per game on 30.6 percent shooting from the field, he's simply not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:56 am
     
    Injured
  • Jose Calderon may practice later this week
    Coach Fisher said on Sunday that Jose Calderon and Andrea Bargnani could resume practice later this week, but both will miss Sunday's game.

    Advice: This would be great news for Calderon's owners, as he is expected to flourish in the triangle offense making him a must-own player in almost all leagues. Bargnani on the other hand, shouldn't be owned in standard leagues until he strings together a couple of good games so owners should monitor him first. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:50 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Brandan Wright makes all six from field
    Brandan Wright made all six from the field for 13 points against the Wolves in an easy 131-117 win on Saturday with five rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He's on a mission to lead the NBA in field goal percentage and he might be the favorite as long as he qualifies. Wright isn't going to be the best player on your fantasy team, but he's a solid contributor. He's worth owning in competitive standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:48 pm
  • Kevin Martin scores 34 in efficient fashion
    Kevin Martin made 12-of-17 from the field for 34 points, three rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers against the Mavericks on Saturday.

    Advice: He didn't make a single field goal on Friday and the law of averages helped him out a bit tonight. Of course, Martin hasn't been very efficient in his career, but he is making a pristine 95 percent of his free throws on the season. Fantasy owners can start him while he's active. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:11 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Jimmy Buckets indeed: Butler scores 32 points
    Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 32 points against the Pacers on Saturday with six rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

    Advice: The breakout is real, folks. Butler is getting to the free throw line a ton, knocking down jumpers and playing great on the defense end. After tonight's game, Butler will have first-round value in standard leagues and he's arguably been the best pick in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:52 pm
  • John Wall double-doubles on Saturday
    John Wall double-doubled in a 98-93 win over the Magic on Saturday with five rebounds, 10 assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He did only make 6-of-17 from the field and turned the ball over three times. Wall does have three doubel-doubles in his last five games, averaging 19.8 points, 4.0 boards, 8.4 dimes, 2.0 steals and 0.4 triples in that span. He's an elite asset in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:05 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (ankle) probable for Saturday
    Jimmy Butler (ankle) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against Indiana.

    Advice: This news comes out of nowhere, and the Bulls are describing the injury as just soreness in his left ankle. Check back for updates prior to tip-off, but if Butler can't go, expect Kirk Hinrich, Aaron Brooks, and even Tony Snell to pick up some extra minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:34 am
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) ruled out for Saturday
    Tiago Splitter (calf) was ruled out for Saturday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: There is no explanation for his calf issue and doctors in Los Angeles couldn't even pinpoint the issue. Splitter should be left on the waiver wire in almost all leagues until we get some clarity on the situation. Aron Baynes and Boris Diaw will continue to see a few extra minutes for the Spurs. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:11 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Bkn
  • Adams makes an appearence in the box score
    Steven Adams made an appearance in the box score on Friday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and five blocks in the Thunder's overtime loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: Adams has not been able to take advantage of the opportunity presented to him so far, but he still has a chance to earn a significant starting role. If he starts to pile lines like this up maybe he can turn it around, so just watch him for now. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:29 pm
  • Morrow only scores 10 points vs. Pistons
    Anthony Morrow scored just 10 points on 4-of-15 shooting with two threes, three boards and one steal in 36 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: Owners are going to see Jeremy Lamb's career-night of 24 points and 10 boards and consider jumping ship, but coming off a 28-point night of his own Morrow has earned a bit of patience here. He still got good minutes and plenty of shot attempts and even if Lamb does have staying power there's a solid 1-2 week window where he can still do some damage. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:20 pm
  • Martin goes hitless on six shot attempts
    Kevin Martin went 0-for-6 from the field in Friday's blowout loss, finishing with three points, two rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Martin is going to be streaky while the team struggles to get its point guard position heading in the right direction. He's built enough goodwill after a fast start to deserve a pass after such a lopsided game. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:33 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Al Horford lights it up with his jumper
    Al Horford made 8-of-10 from the field for 19 points with six rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in just 28 minutes against the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: He's started slow, but the jumper was working tonight in a big way. Despite the slow start, he's already put up fourth-round value and he should approach top-20 value as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:30 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 12 in win over Indy
    Danilo Gallinari scored 12 points on 4-of-6 from the field against the Pacers on Friday, adding four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: It was his most impressive game of the season and he's starting to look like 2012-13 Gallinari again. He's still likely going to be very inconsistent and probably won't be a top-100 guy for another month or so, but feel free to grab him to be ahead of the curve. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:44 pm
  • Henson makes some noise after deep freeze
    John Henson scored 10 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 4-of-5 shots with six rebounds, two assists and one block in 17 minutes.

    Advice: We had to double-take because we were certain that Henson had moved to another country but yes indeed this line belongs to him. All kidding aside, if he gets the opportunity we know he can be a nice asset so owners should keep an eye on him to see if he can build any momentum. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:33 pm
  • Kerr talking lineup change for Warriors?
    Coach Steve Kerr said he could change his starting lineup.

    Advice: Harrison Barnes has played 34.3 minutes per game in his last three and has been good, so a change would be a bit of a surprise. Andre Iguodala isn't making plays like he used to, so maybe he's not carrying the second unit as well as Kerr had hoped. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:56 pm
  • Al Horford slowly getting his rhythm back
    Al Horford acknowledged during a recent interview that he's had a slow start to the season.

    Advice: "I'm getting there, it's a process getting back rhythm and feeling good," said Horford. "I just have to keep playing games; it's a matter of time. It's being able to sustain long periods of time on the court. I find myself at times being a little fatigued." Owners who drafted Horford shouldn't have expected him to come flying out of the gates, as he missed all but 29 games last season with a torn pectoral muscle. Horford has shown flashes of his former self, but it's been a bit of a bumpy ride so far. He's averaging 13.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 1.0 steal per game, and he should only get better as the year progresses, so this looks like a solid buy-low opportunity for one of fantasy basketball’s more underrated big men. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:37 am
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out Friday vs. Hawks
    Updating a previous report, Dwyane Wade (hamstring) has ruled himself out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: It's unclear who will start in Wade's place, but coach Erik Spoelstra's options are Mario Chalmers, James Ennis, or Shannon Brown. Some beat reporters are speculating that Spoelstra would like Chalmers to remain with the second unit, so we'll be monitoring this situation closely. Still, Chalmers offers the most upside out of the group, even if he's coming off the bench. Wade's injury seems relatively minor, so we'll consider him day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:21 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Doctors had to cut off Marcus Smart's shoe
    Marcus Smart's ankle was so swollen after he sprained it that doctors had to cut off his shoe in order to begin testing the severity of his injury.

    Advice: "I'm just taking it slow. Taking my time. Making sure I'm 100 percent," Smart said. "I don't really want to rush anything right now. Even though I'm going to feel better before I really am, I'm just trying to make sure that I am 100 percent before I step on the court again." Smart is targeting a late-November return, but as long as Rajon Rondo is in town, Smart is not going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:57 am
     
    Injured
  • Andre Iguodala quiet in 32 minutes
    Andre Iguodala had a quiet night in his 32 minutes of action on Thursday with five points, one rebound, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: It's a little hard to believe he was a first-round pick in fantasy leagues just a handful of seasons ago, but he's obviously not the same player. Iguodala can be let loose in most leagues and David Lee (hamstring) coming back can't help. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:16 pm
  • Chandler Parsons scores 14 points in win
    Chandler Parsons made 4-of-7 from the field for 14 points during a piece-of-cake 123-70 win over the 76ers on Thursday with six points, three assists and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Parsons has hit his stride with the Mavericks and he's been heavily involved in the offense. Parsons is still under-performing in the shooting department, entering tonight with only a 38.7 percent from the field. He'll likely approach his career 46.9 percent from the field soon. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:19 pm
  • Brandan Wright has a decent game
    Brandan Wright scored 14 points on 4-of-7 from the field on Thursday against the 76ers with five rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 16 minutes.

    Advice: He had one of his best usage rates of the year, but his shooting percentage actually took a hit. Wright is still worth a look in standard leagues for his output in blocks and field goal percentage. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:10 pm
  • Jimmy still has new moves: Butler nets 21 pts
    Jimmy Butler's offensive game flourished again on Thursday against the Raptors, making 7-of-10 from the field for 21 points with nine rebounds, six assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

    Advice: So the preseason matters after all? Butler was one of the most impressive players in October and it's carried over into the regular season. Butler's efficiency was his only question mark and he's been able to turn in an effective field goal percentage of at least 46 in every game this season. We're not even 10 percent into the season, but his owners should feel pretty, pretty good. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:56 pm
  • David Lee still out for rest of the week
    David Lee (hamstring) is still out for the rest of the week.

    Advice: He is not expected to be re-evaluated until the weekend, but at least he's been able to get some work in at practice. Lee will likely be eased back into the rotation, so his fantasy owners shouldn't expect much production until around Thanksgiving. Draymond Green should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:02 pm
     
    Injured
  • Tiago Splitter won't play on Friday night
    Tiago Splitter (calf) will not play against the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: He can't shake this calf issue and the Spurs have come up empty with an investigation as to why. Splitter is likely going to be on the sidelines a lot, so he won't be worth owning in almost any league. Aron Baynes will get a little extra run while Boris Diaw figures to be more consistent in the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:07 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Bkn
  • Calderon (calf), Bargnani (hamstring) out Fri
    Jose Calderon (calf) and Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: This news should come as no surprise as Calderon isn't targeting a return until late-November, and Bargnani remains without an official return date. Shane Larkin has been filling in as the team's point guard with Calderon sidelined, but his contributions to the stat sheet have been minimal. Iman Shumpert however, has taken full advantage of the extended opportunity, and is currently averaging 13.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.8 three-pointers a game, and given how he has endeared himself to coach Derek Fisher with his defense, he'll likely remain a key rotation player even upon Calderon's eventual return. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:41 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Marcus Smart still two weeks away from return
    Marcus Smart (ankle) will miss at least the next two weeks, according to Celtics president Danny Ainge.

    Advice: During his weekly radio appearance, Ainge said Smart is progressing well but is still at least two weeks away from returning. Ainge's comments would keep Smart's target of late November for a return in play, while Avery Bradley and Evan Turner will continue to see a boost in value while the rookie is out. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:25 am
     
    Injured
  • Anthony Davis' post usage extremely low
    Anthony Davis is currently 25th in the league in close touches per game, according to SportsVU cameras.

    Advice: For comparison, Tim Duncan averages twice as many as Davis' 5.2 close touches per game in less minutes, so there's something amiss here. Davis' owners can't complain too much as the big man is currently the top player in all of fantasy basketball, but it's scary to think that there's even more upside if the Pelicans can figure out how to get him the ball more down low. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:28 am
  • Kevin Martin plays just 22 minutes in blowout
    Kevin Martin played just 22 minutes in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Rockets, finishing with 12 points, five rebounds and a 3-pointer on 4-of-7 shooting.

    Advice: Flip Saunders rolled with the young guys tonight and the score was pretty lopsided in favor of Houston. Martin got off to a blistering start this season, but on nights when the Wolves are outmatched, it looks like Saunders may just play the young guys. Hold onto Martin, but don't be afraid to entertain offers for him if an owner comes calling. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:53 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Dwyane Wade has a mild hammy tweak
    Dwyane Wade had a minor hamstring tweak in first half on Wednesday's loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: He went to the bench to get some stretching in, but it didn't seem to affect him throughout the game. Wade finished with 20 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes. We'd consider him probable to play on Friday against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:38 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Anthony Davis has another Anthony Davis line
    Anthony Davis had another massive performance against the Lakers in a 109-102 win on Wednesday, making 12-of-16 from the field for 25 points with 12 boards, one assist, one steal and six blocks.

    Advice: He shot 1-of-4 from the charity stripe, so this wasn't a flawless line. Of course, Davis is dropping ginormous fantasy stat lines like it's going out of style, so missing a few free throws doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. He's a beast. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:35 pm
  • Jeremy Lin has a decent game vs. NOP
    Jeremy Lin played 34 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday with 15 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's doing a better job of passing with 4.6 assists per game over his last five to go with averages of 14.4 points, 2.8 boards, 1.0 steals and 1.2 triples. Lin's slow start looks to be behind him, so he's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:56 pm
     
    Injured
  • Anthony Morrow explodes for 28 points vs. BOS
    Anthony Morrow had his minutes restriction lifted against the Celtics on Wednesday, finishing with 28 points, five rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers on 11-of-16 from the field.

    Advice: He played 31 minutes and the Thunder have made it pretty clear that he'll be a big part of their offense. Morrow scored 10 points in his 14-minute debut on Tuesday and he should be able to flirt with 20 points per game with multiple treys until OKC gets some guys back. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:06 pm
  • Al Horford quiet as Paul Millsap shines
    Al Horford had just eight points, four rebounds and a block in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Paul Millsap was a man amongst boys tonight and didn't leave much food on the table for Horford. He's having a nice season and will bounce back, but took a backseat to Millsap so that he could go off against his former team. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:24 pm
  • Rudy Gobert quiet again in loss to Hawks
    Rudy Gobert played just 12 minutes for three points, three rebounds, a steal and three blocks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gobert has scored a total of eight points and grabbed just nine rebounds in his last three games. Yes, he's blocking a few shots, but as long as Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors are healthy, Gobert's not going to get enough run to be useful in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:15 pm
  • John Wall goes for 27 & 11 in win over DET
    John Wall gave up a nice game to Brandon Jennings, but had a night of his own with 27 points, three rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and a block on 7-of-19 shooting.

    Advice: He didn't hit a 3-pointer, but hit 13-of-16 free throws and turned it over just one time. He's one of the league's premier point guards, and played like it tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:51 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (thumb) officially 'probable'
    Jimmy Butler (thumb) is officially listed as 'probable' for Thursday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Butler has been playing very well lately, averaging 18.6 points on 50.0 percent shooting in the Bulls' past five games, while logging almost 40 minutes per game. It's almost certain that he'll be in the starting lineup, but it's worth mentioning that Chicago is still including him on their injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:38 pm
  • Anthony Morrow (knee) could play 30 minutes
    Anthony Morrow (knee) will be available to play up to 30 minutes vs. the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: He may not get that high, but it's a significant increase after he was limited to 14 minutes in his season debut on Tuesday. His playing time is a threat to starters Jeremy Lamb and Lance Thomas, but the Thunder are still short-handed enough to give all three players substantial minutes. Give Morrow a look if you're in need of scoring and 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:23 pm
  • David Lee (hamstring) has some activity
    David Lee (hamstring) went up and down the court under the training staff's supervision on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is still going to be out for at least 1.5 weeks with his hamstring aggravation. Lee will likely be eased back into his minutes, especially with Draymond Green playing well. He probably wasn't going to be a top-60 guy even at 100 percent, so his fantasy owners shouldn't be too attached to his value. To be clear, he should still be stashed in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:54 pm
     
    Injured
  • Gallinari, Robinson cleared for full games
    Danilo Gallinari and Nate Robinson have been cleared for full game action and will not have minute restrictions.

    Advice: He hasn't played more than 20 minutes in any of his six games, so this news comes a little sooner than expected for Gallinari. The Rooster is not playing well on the year, making just 22.2 percent of his attempts from the field, but some rust was to be expected after sitting out all of last season. He'll probably be better, but his prospective fantasy owners should expect him to start slow the next couple weeks. Wilson Chandler may lose a handful of minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:04 am
  • Dwyane Wade thriving with Miami this season
    Dwyane Wade is thriving with Miami this season and is averaging 19.7 points, a team-high 6.9 assists and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 51 percent from the field.

    Advice: "What you're seeing now is the residual of all the work Dwyane has put in -- I keep saying he's working a full American day," Spoelstra said. "He's not shortcutting any part of the process. It's not easy. But it's what he has to do to keep himself at a high level. We're all happy with the process, his commitment." Don't look now but Wade has yet to miss a game this season and has looked strong with all things considered. It will be interesting to see how his knee holds up for the rest of the season, but it appears that owners who took a flier on him this season are feeling good about themselves. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:42 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Vitor Faverani (knee) is out for Wednesday
    Vitor Faverani (knee) is out as expected for Wednesday's game.

    Advice: He continues to remain sidelined as he tries to recover from knee surgery and there is still no concrete timetable on his return, though it's possible he could be back by the end of November. However, Faverani won't be in the rotation right away and should be left on the waiver wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:19 am
  • Tiago Splitter's injury is cause for concern
    Tiago Splitter's calf injury is thought to be due to an issue in his back, but doctors in Los Angeles performed some more tests but couldn't find anything.

    Advice: While this appears to be good news, it really just speaks to the uncertainty surrounding Splitter as he can't seem to stay healthy. "They didn’t find anything," he said. "There's no surgery they can do or no injection I can have." Coach Gregg Popovich hopes to have him back in a week, but given the circumstances it definitely is a possibility that he misses more time. We will update his status as needed but in the meantime, Splitter can be cut in most leagues with Boris Diaw picking up the slack in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:17 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Bkn
  • Andre Iguodala lousy in bench role Tuesday
    Andre Iguodala continues to suffer in a bench role for Golden State, finishing Tuesday's loss with just two points, two rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes.

    Advice: He usually hangs his hat on defense, but tonight Manu Ginobili and the rest of the Spurs carved him up. It didn't help Iggy's case that Harrison Barnes scored a season-high 22 points at SF, and fantasy owners have no choice but to shun Iguodala unless his playing time and efficiency both improve. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:36 pm
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