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  • Brandon Davies back in the starting lineup
    Brandon Davies is starting against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: He will likely have a tough day at the office because he's going to guard LaMarcus Aldridge. Davies has been very inconsistent and he is likely just going to split minutes at power forward with Nerlens Noel. Robert Covington is also a candidate to get minutes at the four. This is a situation to avoid in most fantasy leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:31 pm
  • McHale: Beverley may be out longer this time
    Coach Kevin McHale said he believes Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will be out longer this time compared to his last injury.

    Advice: He missed four games last time he suffered a hamstring strain, so it sounds like we can rule him out for this week. Beverley has suffered three different hamstring strains so far this year and the Rockets should just sit him down. Isaiah Canaan will get the start while Troy Daniels and Nick Johnson will back him up. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:23 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Nick Johnson called up for the Rockets
    Nick Johnson has been called up by the Rockets.

    Advice: The team is going to need some help at point guard with Patrick Beverley (hamstring) out tonight. While Isaiah Canaan hasn't played great at all, he's still very likely to get the lion's share of minutes at point guard tonight. Johnson is only a pickup in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:17 pm
  • James Johnson will play on Monday night
    James Johnson (ankle) will play against the Suns on Monday night.

    Advice: He has been out since Nov. 16 with what looked like a severe ankle sprain, but Johnson is likely going to see his normal minutes. He was actually turning in mid-round value because of all the defensive stats, so he's worth a look in standard leagues. To be clear, he's not a must-own player and obviously won't be a mid-round guy on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:49 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Pho
  • 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
    Today, 2:38 pm
  • 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
    Today, 2:28 pm
     
    Injured
  • 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
    Today, 2:06 pm
     
    Injured
  • Kevin Martin set for doctor visit on Monday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) is visiting a doctor on Monday.

    Advice: The team should announce his prognosis shortly after, but it's likely going to be at least a month. Andrew Wiggins is rolling and is coming off a career-high 29 points on Saturday while Corey Brewer and Chase Budinger will also benefit. Martin isn't a must-own player right now. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:45 am
     
    Injured
  • 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
    Today, 11:38 am
     
    Injured
  • Kevin Durant has some contact in practice
    Kevin Durant (foot) went through some contact in practice on Monday.

    Advice: He has a big evaluation coming up on Thanksgiving, but his return is getting close. At the very earliest, he could play Friday, but that would be extremely optimistic. His owner should bench him because he is not even allowed to play on Wednesday because of the NBA's hardship exception. The Thunder only have a Friday game after that. Anyone who grabbed KD in their drafts should feel pretty good right now. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:31 am
     
    Injured
  • Russell Westbrook could return on Friday
    Russell Westbrook (hand) could return to Friday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: He went through some contact in practce on Monday. Last week he wasn't supposed to be re-evaluated until the coming weekend, but he's apparently doing much better than expected. Fantasy owners in weekly leagues will still probably want to bench Westbrook because the Thunder have no games after Friday this week. Reggie Jackson will lose some value, but he should still be worth owning in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:28 am
  • Lionel Hollins again criticizes Brook Lopez
    Lionel Hollins criticized Brook Lopez's game once again on Monday.

    Advice: Hollins said Lopez needs to be a better teammate and be better on defense. Brooklyn's new old-school coach has shown he isn't afraid to give a blunt assessment of Lopez, and the center isn't exactly rising to the challenge. Lopez sat the entire fourth quarter of Saturday's game and played just 25 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:40 am
  • Omer Asik gets in some practice on Monday
    Omer Asik (back) was able to get in some practice on Monday.

    Advice: Asik's back has been an issue for a week now, so it's good to see him get in some practice. It's nebulous as to what exactly he was able to do, but some progress is better than no progress. We'll consider him iffy for Tuesday's game against the Kings. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:03 am
     
    Injured
  • Rodney Stuckey upgraded to probable Monday
    Rodney Stuckey (left wrist) has been upgraded to probable on Monday after going through shootaround on Monday.

    Advice: Previously listed as questionable, Stuckey's probable designation is a good indication that he'll give it a go. Now that he's healthy enough to play, he'll look to build on the meager production he's amassed so far this season. We'd like to see him stay healthy and be a lot more efficient before recommending him as a fantasy play, but that may be asking too much. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:31 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Raymond Felton's ankle now fully healthy
    Raymond Felton (ankle) said that he's fully healthy following his suspension.

    Advice: It's not a lock that Felton will return on Monday, but he's healthy enough to do so and his suspension has ended. Even if active, Felton has a lot of work to do as he's currently at the bottom of the point guard depth chart behind Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris and J.J. Barea. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:19 am
     
    Suspended
    5:30 pm vs Ind
  • Eric Gordon out indefinitely with torn labrum
    Eric Gordon (shoulder) is out indefinitely with a torn labrum.

    Advice: Gordon's left shoulder has a torn labrum as a result of a shoulder subluxation. He's out indefinitely, and that means Austin Rivers should take over as the team's starting shooting guard. New Orleans has very little depth at shooting guard, so Jimmer Fredette should also see some extended run for the Pelicans. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:04 am
     
    Injured
  • Patrick Beverley (hamstring) out again Monday
    Patrick Beverley (left hamstring) will not play again on Monday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Beverley didn't practice on Sunday after leaving Saturday's game a hamstring injury, and it's going to cost him at least Monday's game against New York. Isaiah Canaan is expected to draw the start in place of Beverley again, and he's averaging just 11.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, a steal and 2.3 triples over six starts (30 minutes per game) this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:58 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • LeBron James says he needs to play harder
    LeBron James recently said that he needs to play harder.

    Advice: I've been kind of waiting around a little bit to see what may happen, sometimes it's been good, sometimes it hasn't been good," he said. "I've got a pretty good, clear cut of what I'm going to be doing going forward, I'm not going to tell you right now, so don't ask me." That's great, but the Cavs still look like a mess and LeBron remains far too passive. The Cavs need to figure it out, and figure it out soon. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:40 am
  • 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
    Today, 8:12 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • 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
    Today, 6:55 am
  • Taj Gibson not a lock to return on Friday
    Taj Gibson (ankle) is uncertain to return by Friday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Gibson has already been ruled out of Monday and Tuesday's contests, and he's not even traveling with the team currently. Tom Thibodeau said there isn't much swelling, the Bulls won't take any chances with letting Gibson's ankle injury linger. Nikola Mirotic stands to benefit from Gibson's absence. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:44 am
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Uta
  • Jeff Green doesn't want trade from Celtics
    Jeff Green doesn't want to be traded by the Celtics.

    Advice: A report emerged from CSNNE that Green's trade value was as strong (if not stronger) than Rajon Rondo's, and through a couple of miscommunications, Green interpreted that someone had authored a column on his desire to be traded. Although he's frustrated by the losing, Green is not interested in being dealt. "Before you start, I just wanted to clear the air about some BS rumor that came out," Green said. "I said that I was frustrated with losing, not frustrated with the team," he added. Green also said he hasn't been "happy like this in years." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:31 am
  • Tony Parker suddenly has a three-point shot
    Tony Parker is shooting 14-of-22 (63.6 percent) from behind the 3-point line this season.

    Advice: Parker leads the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage. It's a small sample size, but it speaks to Parker's improvement in that area of his game. A career 32.1 percent shooter from distance, Parker's previous career-high was 39.5 percent back in 2006-07. Parker made just 25 3-pointers last season, and he's on pace to shatter that mark. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:20 am
  • Cory Joseph aiming to return on Wednesday
    Cory Joseph (ankle) is aiming to return on Wednesday against the Pacers.

    Advice: Joseph's ankle swelled after injuring it on Friday, but he thinks almost a week off will be enough to get back out there. Unless he has a setback, it sounds like his absence will last all of one game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:13 am
     
    Injured
  • Patty Mills targeting return on January 15
    Patty Mills (shoulder) is targeting a return on January 15.

    Advice: Mills is "working every day" to get back, and Mills thinks he's in "pretty good shape" to meet the January 15 timetable. Mills is dribbling the ball and doing conditioning drills, but he just started shooting last week. Mills said he won't rush back before he's ready, but there's no reason to think his return will be delayed beyond mid-January. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:10 am
     
    Injured
  • Kenneth Faried logs just 19 minutes vs. LAL
    Kenneth Faried was victimized by Brian Shaw's rotations on Sunday, scoring eight points with just one rebound and one steal in 19 minutes during Denver's road win in L.A.

    Advice: Faried sat out until the bitter end of the fourth quarter and the entirety of overtime. He signed a four-year, $50 million extension during the offseason, but coach Brian Shaw may not have received the memo. Darrell Arthur (nine points in 19 minutes) played just as much as Faried, and J.J. Hickson (six points in 12 minutes) wasn't far behind. Faried started slow last year before picking it up after the All-Star break, and owners should do their utmost not to trade him for pennies on the dollar. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Timofey Mozgov posts 13 & 13 in OT victory
    Timofey Mozgov got into foul trouble but still finished Sunday's ugly road victory with 13 points, 13 rebounds, one steal, one block and one turnover in 30 minutes.

    Advice: This was Mozgov's fourth double-double of the season and the defensive contribution was a welcome sight, especially since L.A. hasn't given up many steals or blocks to their opponents this season. He's a useful source of the typical big man stats rebounds, FG percentage and blocks, but don't expect much more. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:40 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
    Yesterday, 6:18 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (wrist) questionable for Mon.
    Rodney Stuckey (sprained left wrist) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Dallas.

    Advice: The injury is to his non-shooting hand, so there's the positive in this situation. Stuckey just hasn't been able to stay healthy this season, and is currently averaging just 10.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game on 38.2 percent shooting from the field. Stuckey will have plenty of opportunity when he's finally able to play, but right now, he doesn't look to be worth owning in standard leagues. If he's unable to go, Donald Sloan will continue to get all the minutes he can handle. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:47 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Patrick Beverley (hamstring) questionable Mon
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) did not practice on Sunday and is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: For what it's worth, Beverley said that he would suit up for Monday's game, but we'd like an official update from the Rockets before we say he's a go. If Beverley is unable to go, Isaiah Canaan would draw the start, and he'd make for a nice low-end plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Check back for an official update on Beverley's status as we draw closer to Monday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:20 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Taj Gibson (ankle) out Monday and Tuesday
    Taj Gibson (ankle) was sent home to Chicago to be evaluated by team doctors, and he will not play Monday vs. the Jazz or Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Nikola Mirotic will be the main beneficiary of Gibson's absence, and he is coming off a 24-point 11-rebound outing vs. Portland. If Pau Gasol (calf) is also unable to suit up on Monday, Mirotic is going to get all the minutes he can handle, and he makes for a decent speculative add in standard leagues for owners with roster space. Just know that Mirotic's value could be short-lived with Gasol nearing a return. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:44 am
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Uta
  • Brook Lopez benched in fourth quarter
    Brook Lopez sat out the entire fourth quarter of Saturday's loss to San Antonio, finishing with a mere six points, four rebounds and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Lopez has been very inconsistent since returning from foot surgery, and his fantasy value has relied solely upon 15.3 points, 1.0 steals, 1.7 blocks and solid percentages. He's averaging a mere 5.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists and has struggled defensively, which is part of the reason he's playing under 30 minutes per game. Fantasy owners won't complain as long as he's healthy, but it would be nice to see him find a groove before the New Year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:35 am
  • LeBron James: Cavs are 'very fragile'
    LeBron James said after Saturday's game that the Cavaliers are "a very fragile team right now."

    Advice: "Any little adversity that hits us, we just shell up," James said. "This is not even the lowest it's going to get for us ... It's still too early for me to be negative at all. Once I crack then it will trickle down to everybody else." He finished Saturday's loss with a relatively quiet 15 points and 10 assists, and it wouldn't be surprising if he looked for his own shot more vs. the Magic on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:12 am
  • Jeff Green frustration at an 'all-time high'
    Jeff Green said that his frustration level was at an "all-time high" after Friday's loss to Memphis.

    Advice: "[Friday] we let them get whatever they wanted," Green said. "So we deserved to lose." He has been playing well this year, leading the Celtics in scoring at 18.4 points per game, but is reasonably dissatisfied with his team's 4-7 record. Green can opt for free agency this summer and it's not implausible that Boston could trade him during the season -- a league executive told CSNNE.com that the market for Green is strong, "if not stronger," than it is for Rajon Rondo. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:27 am
  • Pat Beverley (hamstring) expects to play Mon.
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) expects to play vs. the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: Beverley tweaked his hamstring while running after a loose rebound in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game. He briefly returned but later admitted that it was smarter to "play it safe," to avoid turning a minor tweak into a serious injury. Fantasy owners should anticipate having Bev available while checking for confirmation on Monday. He finished Saturday with a season-high 20 points, a career-high six 3-pointers, five rebounds and two steals. He's been feeling it over his last several games, scoring in double figures in five straight while playing great defense. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:36 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • 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
  • LeBron James, Cavs drop fourth straight
    LeBron James started Saturday's game vs. the Raptors with a flurry of energy, but he finished with 15 points, 10 assists, one steal and one block as the Cavaliers stumbled to a 17-point home loss.

    Advice: LBJ said he felt good before the game, and began with a spirited intensity that was sorely lacking in Friday's defeat, but elation gave way to frustration as Cleveland let an early lead slip away. The Cavs will have their ups and downs throughout the regular season, but we can count on LeBron to put up phenomenal fantasy stats no matter what the circumstances. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:39 pm
  • Eric Gordon separates left shoulder vs. Utah
    The Pelicans have confirmed that Eric Gordon separated his left shoulder during Saturday's game.

    Advice: The type of separation will determine how long Gordon will miss, but his timetable will likely be measured in weeks or months, rather than days. Austin Rivers started the second half at SG and guys like Jimmer Fredette, Darius Miller and Russ Smith could be thrust into bigger roles for however long Gordon is sidelined. Coach Monty Williams could also shift Tyreke Evans to SG and move John Salmons or Luke Babbitt into the SF job, but the fallout is of much greater interest in deep leagues than standard 12-team formats. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:26 pm
     
    Injured
  • Patrick Beverley returns after injury scare
    Patrick Beverley left during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game with an apparent leg injury, but he was able to return in the final minutes.

    Advice: Beverley was on fire prior to his exit, scoring 20 points with a career-high six 3-pointers, five rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes. Isaiah Canaan has proven to be a capable backup PG and he'll take the reins if Beverley can't play vs. the Knicks on Monday, but for now it looks like he will. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:21 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Eric Gordon leaves with left shoulder injury
    Eric Gordon exited Saturday's game with a left shoulder injury after getting caught up going around a screen.

    Advice: We'll wait for an update before speculating on the severity, but Gordon's injury history speaks for itself. Guys like Austin Rivers and Jimmer Fredette would be thrust into bigger roles if Gordon misses any time, though coach Monty Williams could also shift Tyreke Evans to SG and move John Salmons or Luke Babbitt into the SF job. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:04 pm
     
    Injured
  • Rodney Stuckey exits w/ sprained left wrist
    Rodney Stuckey sprained his left wrist after tripping over a photographer on Saturday, and he will not return.

    Advice: Stuckey is already struggling with his conditioning after missing time due to a foot injury, and we can only hope that this injury doesn't cost him any more time. X-rays were negative and we're considering him questionable for Monday's road game in Dallas -- with C.J. Watson (foot) and George Hill (ankle) already ruled out, Donald Sloan may need to once again log 40+ minutes if Stuckey doesn't suit up. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:08 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Omer Asik (back) will not play on Saturday
    Omer Asik (back) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He had an aggravation in Friday warmups and didn't have much of a chance to play tonight. With Asik out, Alexis Ajinca will get some extra playing time, but he's not a great fantasy option. Asik could miss more time and he's not a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:36 pm
     
    Injured
  • Cory Joseph (ankle) will not play vs. Nets
    Cory Joseph (ankle) will not play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs are without a backup point guard, but Manu Ginobili should help out there. That should also open up some minutes on the wing for Danny Green and Austin Daye. Joseph's injury doesn't sound serious. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:56 pm
     
    Injured
  • James Johnson is out again on Saturday
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play on Saturday against the Cavs.

    Advice: He was not expected to play anyway and hasn't gone through a full practice yet. Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson will get some extra run tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:10 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Pho
  • 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
    Saturday, 1:02 pm
  • Kevin Durant has non-contact practice
    Kevin Durant (foot) went through a non-contact practice on Saturday.

    Advice: He only did some of the drills, but coach Scott Brooks said the reigning MVP "looked good." Durant is going to have his foot evaluated on Thanksgiving, so that could be a big day in determining when he will be back. Brooks also said he's not sure what the plan will be on KD's minutes upon his return. Regardless, his owners can start to get excited about his return. Also, owners of Perry Jones, Anthony Morrow and Andre Roberson might want to start looking for alternatives. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:57 pm
     
    Injured
  • 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
    Saturday, 11:34 am
     
    Injured
  • 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
  • Durant, Westbrook 'look good' at practice
    Kevin Durant (foot) and Russell Westbrook (hand) "looked good" in non-contact portions of Saturday's practice, according to coach Scott Brooks.

    Advice: Both players will be evaluated around Thanksgiving, conceivably setting up returns on Friday, Nov. 28 or Tuesday, Dec. 2. It's encouraging that Durant has ramped up to limited practice six weeks after being diagnosed with a Jones fracture, which left him with an initial timetable of 6-8 weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:35 am
     
    Injured
  • Omer Asik (back) doubtful to play vs. Jazz
    Omer Asik (back) is doubtful to play vs. the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Asik aggravated his lower back while warming up prior to Friday's game and it sounds like he'll miss his third straight game in Utah, but there's still a chance he'll recover in time to play. Alexis Ajinca has been very quiet as a fill-in starter in Asik's absence and there are no real fantasy winners in this scenario. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:31 am
     
    Injured
  • Taj Gibson (ankle) frustrated by third sprain
    Taj Gibson sprained his left ankle for the third time since last year's playoffs on Friday, saying afterward, "I have to stop trying to run back out there and trying to play through these things."

    Advice: "I pushed through a whole summer of trying to rehab the same ankle and it just keeps flaring up," Gibson said. "I just keep having these little bum ankle turns ... I have to be patient ... We've got a long season, but the dog in me wants to be out there and play. I have to learn from this." The ongoing nature of Gibson's injury suggests he'll miss significant time with his latest sprain, though fantasy owners can expect plenty of nebulous injury updates from the Bulls in the days to come. Nikola Mirotic posted a 20-10 game after Gibson went down on Friday, though his role will be limited once Pau Gasol (calf) gets back on the court. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:16 am
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Uta
  • Cavs coach worried about 'every single thing'
    After the Cavaliers fell to 5-6 with a loss on Friday, coach David Blatt said he's concerned about "every single thing" his team is doing.

    Advice: "This is the same team a week ago was scoring 120 points a game," Blatt said. "We’re not a different group of people and we're not a different team. We're just playing in the dark right now." When LeBron James was asked whether any of the Cavs' lineups had found a rhythm this year he quickly replied "No," and it doesn't help that Blatt is experimenting with different rotations on a nightly basis. The Cavs will try to right the ship vs. the visiting Raptors on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:21 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
    Saturday, 6:05 am
     
    Injured
  • 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
  • Mozzy has a light night in a win
    Timofey Mozgov scored five points wit four rebounds and three blocks in 26 minutes during a 117-97 win over the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He did get into some foul trouble, but garbage time was the bigger reason why his minutes were so low tonight. Mozgov posted solid averages of 8.7 points, 6.7 boards and 1.2 blocks on 51.5 percent from the field in his last 10 games. He's worth owning in all standards even with JaVale McGee playing well tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:52 pm
  • Kenneth Faried finally has a big game
    Kenneth Faried scored 19 points against the Pelicans on Friday with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: It was his best game since the opener and things are finally starting to look up for the Manimal. He made 7-of-12 from the field and snapped a five-game streak of not taking double-digit shots. The buy-low window will likely close quickly on Faried. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:36 pm
  • Thibs downplays Gibson's ankle injury
    Coach Tom Thibodeau downplayed the ankle injury suffered by Taj Gibson on Friday night against the Blazers, saying he didn't think it was serious despite Gibson leaving the arena on crutches and in a walking boot.

    Advice: X-rays taken were negative but there is a different vibe coming from writers that think he may need at least a little time to get his ankle right. Owners speculating on Nikola Mirotic (24 points, 11 rebounds, four threes) may want to tap the breaks here, but the running joke is that Thibs doesn't think any injury is serious. With Pau Gasol set to come back sooner rather than later it would appear, Mirotic is more of a flier than anything in 12-14 team formats. In daily formats owners could be able to squeeze a few good games out of him. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:26 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Uta
  • LeBron James scores 22 points; Cavs now 5-6
    LeBron James scored 22 points in a loss to the 91-78 loss to the Wizards on Friday to go with four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The Cavs are 5-6 and LeBron is below .500 after playing in at least 10 games since the 2007-08 season. The Cavs also had a 76ers-like 82.0 offensive efficiency rating tonight. While everyone is going to overreact, LeBron has been a top-10 player in fantasy leagues despite not even being close to as great as he was last season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:46 pm
  • Taj Gibson hurts ankle in Friday's game
    Taj Gibson hit the ground after hurting his left ankle in Friday's game and did not return.

    Advice: He was helped off the floor by teammates and he is already on crutches, and it's the same ankle he hurt against the Cavs. Nikola Mirotic has looked pretty good with Pau Gasol out and he'll clearly take a backseat to Gasol and Joakim Noah, but in that injury prone crew he'll also be well-positioned if the injury bug strikes. We don't have a timetable on Gibson since the injury just occurred, but Mirotic is worth a look as a speculative add for any low-upside or risky player on your roster. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:07 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Uta
  • Tony Parker scores 28 against the Wolves
    Tony Parker made all three attempts from 3-point range and 12-of-18 overall for 28 points against the Wolves on Friday with five assists and one turnover in just 25 minutes.

    Advice: Amazingly, he is now making 68.4 percent from beyond the arc this season, which is more than double his career 32.0 percent from that range. Parker is going to have to handle a lot of minutes with Cory Joseph (ankle) at less than 100 percent, so he is actually a solid daily fantasy play against the Nets on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:55 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
  • 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
    Friday, 6:19 pm
     
    Injured
  • Update: Omer Asik now out against Nuggets
    Omer Asik (back) will not play against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He aggravated his back injury in warmups and chances are he is going to miss more time. Asik isn't a must-own player anymore considering he doesn't have a high upside. Alexis Ajinca will start again, but doesn't have much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:39 pm
     
    Injured
  • Omer Asik (back) expected to start vs. Denver
    Omer Asik (back) is expected to start against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He was questionable for tonight after missing the last two games. Asik probably won't see many minutes and figures to be in the mid 20s tonight. He's not a must-start player even in a favorable matchup. Alexis Ajinca could lose some minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:33 pm
     
    Injured
  • James Johnson still out on Friday night
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play against the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: He is expected to miss more games, but he has been on the practice court in a limited capacity. Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson will get some more run tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:10 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Pho
  • 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
    Friday, 3:40 pm
  • Kevin Durant to have non-contact practice Sat
    Kevin Durant (foot) will go through a non-contact practice on Saturday.

    Advice: He is getting closer to a return and has gone through some shooting drill. Durant is still a couple weeks off his original prognosis, but it's great to see he hasn't fallen behind. If you drafted him in the first round, this is all you can ask for from the best player in fantasy hoops for each of the last five seasons. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:34 pm
     
    Injured
  • Omer Asik is questionable for Friday
    Omer Asik (back) is questionable to face the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He has missed his last two games and he is probably a little closer to doubtful. The Pelicans do not need him since they can just play Anthony Davis at center. Alexis Ajinca may get minutes, but Ryan Anderson is probably the biggest beneficiary. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:23 pm
     
    Injured
  • Rodney Stuckey working on his conditioning
    Rodney Stuckey is working on getting his conditioning back after spending two weeks on the sidelines.

    Advice: "I only played 26 minutes, but it felt like I played 35," Stuckey said after Wednesday's win over the Hornets. "It’s all about getting my legs back underneath me and getting my wind back up. Here within the next week or so I should be back to normal." Stuckey is going to be eased back into the rotation, but with George Hill (knee) and C.J. Watson (foot) out he'll have plenty of opportunity. However, he really doesn't do much aside from score, so he's not necessarily a must-own guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:09 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • 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 @ Dal
  • 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
    Friday, 10:31 am
     
    Injured
  • Taj Gibson has a letdown game in Sacramento
    Taj Gibson scored 12 points with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 34 minutes against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: Gibson owners had higher hopes than this tonight as the starting power forward. In his seven starts at power forward last season, he averaged 20.6 points, 9.7 boards, 1.7 blocks and 0.9 steals. Pau Gasol (calf) could miss more time, so Gibson owners should continue to have him locked into their lineups until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:20 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Uta
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • James Johnson (ankle) sheds walking boot
    James Johnson (ankle) was moving well without a walking boot after the Raptors' practice on Thursday.

    Advice: The Raptors' defensive specialist and energizer is questionable for Friday's home game vs. the Bucks. It wouldn't be surprising to see him held out another game as a precaution, but we'll have a much clearer idea of his status after shootaround. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:26 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Pho
  • 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
  • Timofey Mozgov scores 17 in 36 minutes
    Timofey Mozgov played 36 minutes and scored a season-high 17 points to go along with seven rebounds and three blocks in Wednesday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: Mozzy blew up for 14 points and 11 boards in 40 minutes on Monday, but owners may have left him on the bench in weekly leagues, as production and minutes were a bit of a problem before Monday. Hopefully the Nuggets are ready to roll with him night-in and night-out, so make sure he's not available in your league now that he's getting all those minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:11 am
  • Kenneth Faried quiet in 30 minutes
    Kenneth Faried got 30 minutes from coach Brian Shaw on Wednesday, but had just eight points, 10 rebounds, a steal and zero blocks on 3-of-7 shooting.

    Advice: At this point, you have to wonder if Brian Shaw is shunning Faried in the offense in order to keep Faried down. He has too much talent to be this bad all season and blew up after a slow start last year. Just hang in there with him if you can, but if you feel like you have to move him, there should be some owners out there willing to buy low. The good news is he got 30 minutes after playing just 22 on Monday, so there's that. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:04 am
  • Patrick Beverley scores 15 points vs. LA
    Patrick Beverley matched his season-high 15 points against the Lakers on Wednesday with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: His triples have been a part of his game this season with 2.3 makes per game on the season. Beverley's steals haven't really come around yet, but they're likely on their way in short order. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:33 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brook Lopez plays 44 minutes
    Brook Lopez played 44 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday with 26 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, three blocks and seven turnovers.

    Advice: His boards matching his turnovers is not good. On the bright side, the high minutes total suggests his foot injury is behind him for now. Lopez has been putting up sixth-round value on the season and he could get better as long as he stays healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:43 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey take a lot of shots in return
    Rodney Stuckey returned to the lineup on Wednesday against the Hornets, making 5-of-13 from the field for 11 points with two rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He played mostly shooting guard and continues to turn in a high usage rate. Stuckey logged only 13.3 minutes per game, but now he's likely going to stay in the mid-20 range. Considering he doesn't usually shoot the ball well and doesn't do much outside of scoring, he's not a great player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:46 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Jeff Green double-doubles in win over Sixers
    Jeff Green hit just 5-of-13 shots and missed all four of his 3-point attempts, but finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in Wednesday's win over the Sixers.

    Advice: Green was on a tear coming in, scoring 28 in his previous game, and while we were expecting a little more against the Sixers, it's hard to complain about a double-double. Like teammate Jared Sullinger, Green has scored in double figures in every game this season, and is averaging 20 points, five rebounds, 1.1 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.9 3-pointers on the season, making him one of the best value picks in fantasy thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:25 pm
  • LeBron, Irving not enough vs. Spurs
    LeBron James hit 6-of-17 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, six rebounds, nine assists, a steal, a block and five turnovers in Wednesday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: Kyrie Irving was better on 7-of-15 shooting and three 3-pointers for 20 points, just two assists, and three steals. LeBron's ball handling is probably going to hurt Irving's assist numbers over the course of the season, along with Kevin Love's rebounding and scoring. Had LeBron limited his TOs and made a few more shots tonight, the Cavs would have beaten the Spurs, but they played solid defense against him. LeBron wasn't at his best tonight, but he's having a big season and should be ready to dominate against the Wizards on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:04 pm
  • Tony Parker's struggles continue in win
    Tony Parker played 34 minutes, but hit just 2-of-7 shots for eight points and three assists in Wednesday's win over the Cavs.

    Advice: Parker's season is off to a tumultuous start and he's scored 11 or fewer points in four straight games. He's averaging 16 points and five assists on the season, but he tends to sit any time the Spurs play an inferior opponent. And even against teams like the Kings and Cavs over the last week, he's been disappointing. Parker has only hit the 20-point plateau three times in 11 games and his owners could be in for a long season, with Gregg Popovich focused solely on the postseason health of his players. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:34 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • James Johnson won't play vs. Memphis
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is in a walking boot and does not have a timetable to return. Johnson is a tough customer, but the Raptors will likely be careful based on how things went with Amir Johnson's ankle last season. Expect more Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:20 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Pho
  • Brandon Davies moving back to the bench
    Brandon Davies will move back to the bench for Wednesday against the Celtics.

    Advice: He had been playing well for the 76ers, but his minutes might be taking a serious hit with Nerlens Noel back and the team giving Robert Covington some burn. Davies can be cut in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:30 pm
  • 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
  • James Johnson (ankle) still in walking boot
    James Johnson (ankle) was seen still wearing a walking boot Wednesday morning, making him highly doubtful to play against his former Memphis team.

    Advice: It is not looking good for him, and we had our doubts about him recovering in time for this one anyway. Johnson has been huge for Toronto early in the season, and has posted enough defensive statistics to be a nice asset in deeper leagues. However, barring a miracle Johnson will likely sit this one out, meaning Terrence Ross will see a bump in his minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:59 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Pho
  • Rodney Stuckey (foot) will play Wednesday
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) will play in Wednesday's game against Charlotte.

    Advice: This is excellent news for the Pacers as they have been ravaged by injuries all season long. It is unclear how many minutes Stuckey will see Wednesday, but he likely be eased into action. He will be worth a flier in deeper leagues while owners in standard leagues should keep a close eye on him. His return could spell trouble for the value of Donald Sloan and A.J. Price but that remains to be seen. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:16 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Rodney Stuckey (foot) is probable Wednesday
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) is probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Owners in deep leagues should definitely consider taking a flier on him due to the lack of depth the Pacers have right now with George Hill(knee) and C.J. Watson (ankle) still recovering from injury. Stuckey can put up points in a hurry and though his minutes might be limited at first, he could play a huge role for the Pacers this season. If he does suit up, he will eat into the minutes of Donald Sloan while shattering the value of A.J. Price. Check back before tip-off for the latest updates. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:13 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • 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 @ Dal
  • Kevin Durant (foot) has light workout Tuesday
    Kevin Durant (right foot) went through a light workout on Tuesday, running pick-and-pop sets with Russell Westbrook and some of OKC's assistant coaches.

    Advice: Durant still isn't practicing, let alone taking contact in a full-court scenario, so this doesn't change his timetable. He's expected to be re-evaluated right around Thanksgiving, setting up a likely return in early December. Hopefully patient fantasy owners will get some good news in the coming weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:42 pm
     
    Injured
  • 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
  • Omer Asik (back) will not play Tuesday vs SAC
    Omer Asik (back) will miss his second straight game vs. the Kings on Tuesday.

    Advice: Asik warmed up but didn't feel good enough to return, leaving Alexis Ajinca as the Pelicans' likely starting center. Ryan Anderson was the guy who absorbed most of Asik's playing time on Monday, however, and he should do so again tonight. Asik is day-to-day and could return as soon as Friday in Denver. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:49 pm
     
    Injured
  • LeBron James wants minutes to come down
    LeBron James stated during a recent interview that his minutes have to "come down."

    Advice: "For me, I don't want to [play heavy minutes] all year," James said. "Obviously right now it's difficult because we're trying to find a groove and we're trying to find a rhythm and we're trying to find something that you can't really, you don't want to shortcut it but at the same time you gotta be smart about it." James is currently averaging the third-most minutes per game in the NBA at 39.1 per game, but a slight reduction in minutes wouldn't hinder James' value. When LBJ is on the court, he will put up big stat lines, so owners have nothing to worry about with this report. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:29 pm
  • Omer Asik (back) questionable Tuesday vs. SAC
    Omer Asik (back) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: If Asik sits, Ryan Anderson would likely see his minutes in the 30s, and he has a favorable matchup against Sacramento. Stay tuned, as we'll have an official update on Asik's status as we draw closer to Tuesday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:56 pm
     
    Injured
  • Report: Nuggets management not high on Faried
    According to sources with knowledge of the Nuggets' thinking, Kenneth Faried is not well liked by the organization, particularly by head coach Brian Shaw.

    Advice: "[Faried] is a helluva player and plays hard, but he isn’t well liked [in the organization]," a league source said. "That gets glossed over. He says crazy s---. He thinks he’s the guy, and other guys take exception to his contract." This could perhaps explain why Faried's minutes have regressed this season to just 26.5 per game, however, if the Nuggets were to do some sort of "restructuring," Shaw would likely be the one to go. Denver has been a mess, and they can no longer point to injuries as the main culprit. Faried has been underwhelming following a fantastic summer, but he should be able to eventually turn things around, so he can be viewed as a buy-low guy. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:09 pm
  • 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 @ Dal
  • Rodney Stuckey probable vs Hornets on Weds
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Stuckey has practiced for the last two days, so it's looking more and more likely that he'll suit up against the Hornets. The Pacers will likely keep his minutes in check on Wednesday, but his return to the lineup will cut into Donald Sloan and A.J. Price's fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:26 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • 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
  • Mark Cuban excited for Raymond Felton return
    Mark Cuban said he's excited for Raymond Felton (ankle) to return from his four-game suspension.

    Advice: Felton began served his suspension on Monday, so he should be on-track to suit up against the Pacers on November 24 now that his high ankle sprain has healed. "I’m excited to get Raymond back because that will push our point guards a little bit more," Cuban said. While Cuban might be excited, fantasy owners shouldn't be rushing to add Felton as he's stuck in a backcourt logjam with Monta Ellis, Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris, and J.J. Barea. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:16 am
     
    Suspended
    5:30 pm vs Ind
  • LeBron James working on relationship w/Blatt
    LeBron James is still working on building a relationship with Cavaliers head coach David Blatt.

    Advice: James and Blatt had somewhat contrary statements about the Cavs' energy level after Monday's loss to the Nuggets, but we're still only nine games into the regular season so it's not time to send the two to counseling just yet. "Every day we continue to learn each other, as a group, as individuals," James said before the Cavs' loss. "He's an intense guy, very intense guy. Wants to win, wants to do it the right way. He doesn't want to mess around too much with the process, and you can respect that." Regardless of his relationship with his head coach, James' fantasy owners have to be happy with his top-5 play over the last two weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:00 am
  • Lionel Hollins won't talk about Brook Lopez
    Nets' head coach Lionel Hollins said he was in no mood to talk about Brook Lopez after Monday's loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Lopez has recently said he feels slow and it's showing on the court. The big man continued his recent struggles on Monday as he scored just five points on 2-of-8 shooting with one rebound, one steal, and one block in 22 minutes. "I don't want to talk about Brook right now," Hollins said after the game. "I just don't want to go there right now. It's not a good time for me." His owners have no choice but to hang on to the 26-year-old, but Lopez belongs on fantasy benches for now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:12 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
  • Jeff Green scores 28 points vs. Suns
    Jeff Green scored 28 points against the Suns on Monday with two rebounds, one assist, three steals and two blocks in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He put Marcus Morris on a poster and he's playing some aggressive ball right now. Green's shooting percentages were starting to come down, but he is getting to the line a lot more this season. He is one of the best late-round picks from drafts this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:11 pm
  • Gibson enjoys like without Pau on Monday
    Taj Gibson enjoyed life without Pau Gasol (calf) in Monday's road win over the Clippers, scoring 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting with five rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Yes, he would be quite good if Gasol (day-to-day) missed any extended time, but everybody knew that coming into the season. He still has standalone value and should be in many lineups on a weekly basis. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:08 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Uta
  • 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
  • Tony Parker plays just 18 minutes in easy win
    Tony Parker played just 18 minutes in a blowout win over the 76ers on Monday, scoring five points with five assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The Spurs will play a desperate Cavs team on Wednesday in Cleveland and maybe that's why coach Gregg Popovich took it easy on his veterans tonight. Parker will be fine on Wednesday night. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:37 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
  • Beverley posts typical low-end line in loss
    Patrick Beverley scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in Monday's blowout loss.

    Advice: Beverley has struggled to stay healthy this year and may have been dropped as a result. He's a top-100 player when he is in the game, and that's hard value to pass up in a 12-team standard format. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:14 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Brandon Davies has another bad game
    Brandon Davies did not score on Monday with four rebounds, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: He has a little more competition for minutes with Robert Covington around. Davies has lost a bit of momentum and he's not likely to stick in the starting lineup much longer. If you can swap him out for Covington, go for it. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:01 pm
  • Lopez continues to struggle against Miami
    Brook Lopez continued to struggle in Monday's 95-83 loss to the Heat, scoring just five points on 2-of-8 shooting with one rebound, one steal and one block over 22 minutes.

    Advice: Lopez has admitted to feeling slow and the only thing owners can do right now is get him on their benches. There's too much upside to feed him to the fishes. Joe Johnson also struggled with six points on 2-of-9 shooting, four rebounds, one steal and a three, as things are getting somewhat tense in the Brooklyn locker room. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:02 pm
  • LeBron says he was playing through the flu
    LeBron James played through the flu in the Cavs' 106-97 home loss to the reeling Nuggets on Monday, scoring 22 points on 8-of-18 shooting with nine rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

    Advice: The flu is doubtful to hold him back going forward, especially with the Cavs under increased scrutiny with each passing loss. We're keeping him off the injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:14 pm
  • Faried benched after leaked ESPN report
    Kenneth Faried played just 22 minutes before being benched in Monday's road win over the Cavs, finishing with eight points on 4-of-6 shooting with one rebound, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: Ouch. ESPN reported earlier in the day that the front office wasn't thrilled with Faried and perhaps this was Brian Shaw flexing his muscles in coordination with that report. Of course, Shaw and the front office are circling the wagons after a suspect couple of years, and mounting pressure amidst their disastrous start. A win over the Cavs will certainly net them some currency, but in the long term it would be surprising if Faried is successfully scapegoated here. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:24 pm
  • Mozgov double-doubles in 40 minutes
    Timofey Mozgov logged a whopping 40 minutes in Monday's road win over the Cavs, double-doubling with 14 points, 11 boards, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Perhaps Brian Shaw is done experimenting with JaVale McGee (eight minutes) and Jusuf Nurkic (inactive), but one big-minute outing isn't enough to carve that into stone. Still, Mozgov's game translates well to fantasy and after a night like this he should be owned in most, if not all 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:13 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
  • 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
  • Asik (back) will not play against the Blazers
    Omer Asik (back) will not play on Monday against the Blazers.

    Advice: The Pelicans will mix Asik's minutes among the additional rotation players so there isn't any real beneficiary in fantasy leagues. We'll keep you updated on Asik's status as reports come in. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:17 pm
     
    Injured
  • James Johnson has a severe ankle sprain
    James Johnson (ankle) has a severe ankle sprain and has no timetable to return.

    Advice: He's played through a lot of injuries in his career, but it sounds like he's going to miss more time here. Terrence Ross should get more run at small forward while Patrick Patterson could also get a little more run. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:00 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Pho
  • LeBron James is good to go for Monday night
    LeBron James (illness) will play against the Nuggets on Monday night.

    Advice: He missed shootaround with a head cold, but he was expected to play the entire time. James is hot on offense with 31.6 points per game in his last five and is also getting to the line 9.6 times per game in that span, too. Get him in your lineup even though garbage time will likely be a factor tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 2:28 pm
  • Omer Asik plans to play on Monday night
    Omer Asik (back) is hoping to play against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: He is listed as questionable for the 10:00 PM EST start time. Asik said his discomfort was worse following Sunday's practice. Asik doesn't have a history of back problems, so he might be a little closer to probable here. Still, his upside isn't great and he's only been the 116th-best player in standard leagues over the past two weeks, so his owners probably shouldn't use him at less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 12:39 pm
     
    Injured
  • Rodney Stuckey has a chance to play Wed.
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) has a chance to play on Wednesday against the Hornets.

    Advice: His minutes were held in check before suffering the injury earlier this month. Stuckey was very active while he was on the court, but it's still a little tough to get too excited about him as a fantasy asset. Most owners can take a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 11:14 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • James Johnson 'tender,' skips practice Monday
    James Johnson (ankle) is "tender" and did not participate in Monday's practice.

    Advice: Johnson is holding out hope he can prepare in time for the game on Wednesday, but it's unlikely the Raptors will put him out there at less than full strength. The good news is Johnson's ankle injury doesn't appear to be a major concern, but Dwane Casey admitted he has no idea how long the enigmatic forward will be out. If Johnson can't go, Terrence Ross and Amir Johnson could each see a few extra minutes with Landry Fields also picking up some scraps. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 9:40 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Pho
  • Patty Mills doing shell drills on Monday
    Patty Mills (shoulder) was going through shell drills on Monday.

    Advice: Mills has looked good in recent workouts, but he's still expected to be out until January. For now, there is no reason to monitor his progress, but it's encouraging he's making strides toward a return. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 9:17 am
     
    Injured
  • 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
  • Raymond Felton will begin suspension Monday
    Raymond Felton will begin serving his four-game suspension on Monday.

    Advice: Felton, finally healthy enough to return after sustaining a high right ankle sprain, will begin serving his suspension beginning Monday against the Hornets. Felton is not guaranteed a role when he does return, and that's expected to be on Monday, November 24 against the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 6:24 am
     
    Suspended
    5:30 pm vs Ind
  • Brook Lopez feeling slow and 'in the mud'
    Brook Lopez admitted that he feels "slow out there, kind of in the mud."

    Advice: "I need to get back to working and moving more," he said. Lopez is giving good quotes about the need to be more aggressive, but he's yet to actually turn his words into actions. "I think getting back into games has been a slower process than I thought, but I got to stick with it." Lopez is averaging 16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.6 blocks on 48.9 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 6:21 am
  • Patrick Beverley (hammy) pesters OKC in win
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) keyed a strong defensive effort vs. the Thunder on Sunday, finishing with 12 points, two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, one assist and two steals in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The Rockets were determined to play Beverley no more than 24 minutes to avoid aggravating his hamstring injury, but he finished just shy of 30 minutes as Houston was fighting tooth and nail to pull out a victory despite shooting 28.8 percent from the field. Bev has been a top-120 value when healthy this season and he's worth owning as long as you don't mind having a PG who averages under 3.0 assists per game. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 7:06 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Timofey Mozgov uninspired play continues
    Timofey Mozgov put up eight points and six rebounds as the Nuggets fell to the Knicks on Sunday.

    Advice: Mozgov is currently only averaging 21 minutes per game this season, to go with 7.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks. He's competing for minutes with JaVale McGee and Jusuf Nurkic, and while Mozzy is the guy to own out of the group, he's far from a must-start option. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 3:11 pm
  • Kenneth Faried goes for 16-9 in Nuggets loss
    Kenneth Faried scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting (2-of-5 from the line), to go with nine rebounds, two steals, two turnovers, and one assist during Sunday's loss.

    Advice: Faried is currently averaging just 9.5 FGA per game, and he needs to start being more aggressive in Denver's offense. His numbers this season are down across-the-board as he’s averaging11.5 points and 7.8 rebounds over 26.4 minutes of action. However, after such an impressive summer he just has to eventually get things turned around, so owners may want to float out some buy-low offers for The Manimal. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 3:01 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will start Sun.
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will return to the starting lineup on Sunday vs. OKC.

    Advice: This means that Isaiah Canaan will head back to the bench, and he can be cut in standard leagues. It's not clear if Beverley will have a restriction on his minutes tonight, but he does have a favorable matchup vs. the Thunder. Beverley is averaging 10.3 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.3 three-pointers on the season, so while he’s not a must-own guy in standard leagues, he’s worth considering. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 2:43 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Raymond Felton to start suspension on Monday?
    The Mavericks are expecting Raymond Felton to be able to start serving his four-game suspension for gun charges on Monday.

    Advice: If Felton begins his suspension on Monday, he would be eligible to make his Mavericks debut Nov. 24 vs. the Pacers. However, he's going to be fighting for minutes with Jameer Nelson, Monta Ellis, Devin Harris, and J.J. Barea, so he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 12:17 pm
     
    Suspended
    5:30 pm vs Ind
  • Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will play Sunday
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will play on Sunday but will have his minutes limited.

    Advice: The Rockets will likely ease him back into action so he won't be worth using in most leagues. Isaiah Canann will head back to the bench and will be irrelevant unless Beverley goes down with an injury again. Beverley should be considered in standard leagues for his defensive stats and ability to knock down 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 10:03 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Brook Lopez is struggling with his rebounding
    Brook Lopez acknowledged on Saturday that he needs to be more aggressive on the glass, as he has only managed to grab four boards in Saturday's loss to Portland.

    Advice: With a season average of just 5.3 boards per game, it's no secret that he has never been a great rebounder, but there is no excuse for a center to not grab more than four boards in 30 minutes. "I need to be more aggressive and have more of an effort," Lopez said on Saturday. "I feel slow out there, kind of in the mud. I need to keep working and getting back to moving more." However, What's more concerning is that he was benched down the stretch once again as coach Hollins opted to go to a smaller lineup. On the bright side, Lopez is still averaging 16.4 points per game and as long as he stays healthy, he will be a must-start option. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 7:04 am
  • X-ray is negative on James Johnson (ankle)
    X-rays were negative on James Johnson (ankle) but he was seen limping badly in the locker room with a walking boot on.

    Advice: There is sure to be some controversy with this injury because he actually twisted his ankle when he stepped on a cameraman while diving for a loose ball. "We'll see how [it is] the next couple days," coach Casey said. "Good thing about it is we have a few days off before we play Memphis [on Wednesday] to get that ankle back to where it [needs to be]." Johnson has become a nice deep leagues asset for his ability to put up defensive stats, so we will update his status as needed. If he does end up missing some time, Terrence Ross would see a bump in his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 6:10 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Pho
  • 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
  • Brook Lopez loses the battle with his brother
    Brook Lopez scored 21 points in a 97-87 loss to the Blazers on Saturday with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The Nets really needed this game with the Blazers dealing with a lot of injuries. Lopez has really hit his stride on the stat sheet over his last five, averaging 17.4 points, 5.2 boards, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals in 28.0 minutes. The production isn't the question and he'll need to avoid foot issues this season. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 11:21 pm
  • 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
  • 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
    Nov 15, 10:11 pm
     
    Injured
  • 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
  • James Johnson sprains his ankle, won't return
    James Johnson sprained his ankle during Saturday's game, and will not return.

    Advice: He appeared to hurt his ankle on the baseline near all the cameras, and he was in visible pain. He will finish Saturday's game with five points, four boards, two assists and one block in 14 minutes. He was seen in a walking boot after the game and said that he hopes to be ready by Wednesday, but that seems to be a little soon. If he does miss time, expect Terrence Ross to see a bump in minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 6:40 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Pho
  • Matt Barnes will start against Suns
    Matt Barnes will start against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: He was pushed to the bench against two bigger teams in the Blazers and Spurs, but the loss on Monday may have changed coach Doc Rivers' mind. Barnes has been a letdown so far and there's little reason to pick him up until he gets it going. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 5:58 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey won't play on Sat.
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) will not play against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable earlier today, but getting ruled out before pre-game warmup isn't a good sign. Stuckey was limited before his recent injury, so he's likely going to have his minutes held in check for a week upon his return. A.J. Price will back up Donald Sloan. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 12:14 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • P.J. Hairston likely to draw another start
    P.J. Hairston will likely draw another start in place of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) on Saturday.

    Advice: Though he only played 17 minutes in Charlotte's win Friday, Hairston was still able to knock down three 3-pointers for nine points which is his bread and butter. MKG is day-to-day however, so Hairston will continue to only be an option in deep leagues or as a daily plug-and play. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 10:05 am
     
    Injured
  • Raymond Felton (ankle) is still not ready
    Raymond Felton (ankle) is still not ready serve his suspension on Saturday, but will likely do so on Monday according to coach Carlisle.

    Advice: He has a four-game suspension waiting for him when he is fit to play due to gun charges, so if he is ready to go on Monday, then that would mean he could return on Nov. 24. However, the backcourt in Dallas is crowded and there is no reason for owners in standard leagues to give him any attention. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 9:07 am
     
    Suspended
    5:30 pm vs Ind
  • David West (ankle) inactive on Saturday
    David West (ankle) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: This news isn't surprising and he was never expected to suit up for this one. West has yet to play this season after suffering a serious ankle sprain in the preseason, but he is targeting Nov. 19 as a possible return. Luis Scola and Lavoy Allen will continue to fill the void for the Pacers in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 7:39 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Hairston scores nine points in start
    P.J. Hairston started for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) on Friday, scoring nine points on 3-of-8 shooting (including two triples) with two rebounds in 17 minutes.

    Advice: This isn't enough to put him on fantasy radars in anything but daily leagues, but with MKG set to miss at least one more game it's a situation worth keeping a distant eye on. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 11:44 pm
     
    Injured
  • 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
    Nov 14, 10:33 pm
     
    Injured
  • Williams hits just 1-of-6 shots in 17 minutes
    Mo Williams hit just 1-of-6 shots in 17 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: The Wolves were blown out but Williams has been terrible all year, so needless to say he hasn't made any move on the open point guard minutes now that Ricky Rubio is out. Zach Lavine (13 points, four boards, zero assists, 31 minutes) had an up-and-down night as he gets acclimated, but the needle didn't move on any theoretic position battle tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 10:30 pm
     
    Injured
  • Davies posts almost versatile line on Friday
    Brandon Davies hit just 3-of-12 shots in Friday's 88-87 loss to the Rockets on Friday, finishing with seven points, five rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Davies should be watched while he is starting and/or getting decent minutes, but he has to do a lot more before owners in standard leagues should go out of their way to roster him. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 10:06 pm
  • Kenneth Faried has a so-so game
    Kenneth Faried scored 12 points with six rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He was benched to start the second half on Wednesday and looked a little better tonight. Faried's season has been a major letdown, averaging 11.4 points, 8.0 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.3 steals. That's a big surprise considering his outstanding summer, so he's still a nice buy-low guy. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 7:49 pm
  • Brandon Davies is starting against Houston
    Brandon Davies will join Tony Wroten, Hollis Thompson, Luc Mbah a Moute and Henry Sims in the starting lineup.

    Advice: Davies has been good in some spots and he has a decent matchup against Donatas Motiejunas. Although, Nerlens Noel will likely get the bulk of the minutes in the frontcourt. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 3:46 pm
  • Raymond Felton hopes to begin suspension Sat.
    Raymond Felton (ankle) hopes to begin his suspension for gun charges on Saturday.

    Advice: "If you don't see me in the arena tomorrow, you know I'm starting my suspension," said Felton. The Mavs have one of the most crowded backcourts in the league, and Felton will be fighting for minutes with the likes of Monta Ellis, Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris, and J.J. Barea. He's not going to be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 11:04 am
     
    Suspended
    5:30 pm vs Ind
  • Brook Lopez scores 18 points in a loss
    Brook Lopez scored 18 points in a loss to the Warriors on Thursday with five rebounds and three fouls in 27 minutes.

    Advice: It's his first game of the season without a block or a steal, which has been gold for his fantasy owners. He'll look to get it going against his bro in Portland on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 10:49 pm
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