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    • Andre Drummond struggles in loss to Sixers
      Andre Drummond had anything but a huge night against the hapless Sixers on Wednesday, finishing with just six points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block in an ugly loss.

      Advice: Drummond picked up four fouls and the Pistons were never really in this game. Greg Monroe was better with 20 points and 11 boards, but he didn't have any blocks in the loss. Philly opened up a big first-quarter league and never looked back, and we'll blame this one on the Pistons playing their fourth game in five nights. They were, as the saying goes, plumb tuckered out. Rotoworld.com
      36 minutes ago
    • Anthony Davis (groin) to have an MRI Thursday
      Anthony Davis (groin) will have an MRI on Thursday.

      Advice: It was great to see him return from an injury, but coach Monty Williams pulled his star forward because he was laboring. The Pelicans tend to take it easy on Davis when he's not at 100 percent, so we would consider him questionable to play on Friday against Blake Griffin. Davis finished with 24 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 37 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      41 minutes ago
       
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      L, 93-85 vs Den
    • Andrew Bogut (illness) questionable for Fri
      Andrew Bogut (illness) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Friday.

      Advice: He had an illness on Wednesday and was a late scratch. Bogut could miss this game and the Warriors tend to be careful with him. If he's out, David Lee and Marreese Speights benefit. Rotoworld.com
      49 minutes ago
    • Tristan Thompson plays just 21 minutes in win
      Tristan Thompson hit just 2-of-7 shots for four points and eight rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has no fantasy value as long as the Cavs are healthy, but with LeBron James sidelined and Kevin Love now dealing with a left knee issue, Thompson could quickly become relevant again. Keep an eye on injury updates for Love, and think about grabbing TT if it becomes apparent that Love could miss time. Rotoworld.com
      49 minutes ago
    • Timofey Mozgov double-doubles in loss
      Timofey Mozgov had 12 points, 10 rebounds and a block in Wednesday's win over the Blazers.

      Advice: The Cavs have now won eight straight games after losing six straight, and 10-of-12 prior to their latest winning streak. Mozgov has been instrumental in the run and is averaging 10.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over his last five games. He struggled in his two previous outings, totaling just eight points and 13 rebounds, but got back on track tonight. He's recorded a double-double in four of his last six games, as well. Rotoworld.com
      53 minutes ago
    • Kevin Love struggles, injures left knee
      Kevin Love suffered a left knee injury on Wednesday but played through it, hitting just 3-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, 12 rebounds and zero assists.

      Advice: We were hoping for a much bigger line with LeBron James in street clothes, but Love just didn't have it tonight, while Kyrie Irving took care of Cleveland's offensive needs. Love suffered the knee injury thanks to being run into by Chris Kaman, and we'll have to see how he's feeling on Thursday morning. Consider him day-to-day for now. If he's going to miss time, Tristan Thompson could become relevant again. Rotoworld.com
      58 minutes ago
    • Chris Kaman starts at C for 7 & 13 in loss
      Chris Kaman started at center on Wednesday and had seven points, 13 rebounds and a block in a loss at Cleveland.

      Advice: Robin Lopez is eventually going to come back and ruin Kaman's fantasy value, but as long as he's starting, he's worth using in many leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:27 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge goes off in loss to Cavs
      LaMarcus Aldridge went off for 38 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, a steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers on 13-of-23 shooting in Wednesday's loss at Cleveland.

      Advice: He took advantage of LeBron James' absence with a big night, but the Blazers couldn't stop Kyrie Irving tonight. It's pretty incredible that Aldridge is playing through his thumb injury, but if tonight is any indication, it doesn't look like he's going to miss any time with the injury. Hopefully you didn't jump the gun and cut him after the Blazers announced he would have surgery. He's going to wait until after the season, barring any setbacks. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:24 pm
    • Anthony Davis returns to the game
      Anthony Davis returned to Wednesday's game in the fourth quarter.

      Advice: Hooray! Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:02 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 93-85 vs Den
    • Anthony Davis (leg) goes to the locker room
      Anthony Davis went to the locker room with a right leg injury in the third quarter of Wednesday's game.

      Advice: Not good. He needed help off the court and couldn't put much weight on his leg. Davis is probably going to be out for the rest of the game and we'll provide an update as we receive the information. Ryan Anderson, Dante Cunningham and Alexis Ajinca would get more run if he needs to miss time. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:47 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 93-85 vs Den
    • Nene (foot) will not play against the Suns
      Nene (foot) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has a handful of foot injuries and it's hardly a surprise to see him sit. Kris Humphries will start and should be worth a look in standard leagues and DFS tonight. Nene is not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:36 pm
       
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    • Cole Aldrich (shin) out for game on Wednesday
      Cole Aldrich (left shin contusion) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

      Advice: It was unclear when he suffered the injury, but the Knicks will just keep him out. Aldrich was already losing minutes to Jason Smith and Lance Thomas, so he can be cut in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:18 pm
       
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      W, 100-92 vs OKC
    • Dirk Nowitzki returns after elbow to the face
      Dirk Nowitzki exited Wednesday's game in the first quarter after being elbowed in the face by James Harden, but he has since returned.

      Advice: The Mavs' training staff evaluated him on the bench and he seems to have a mouth injury, but it obviously wasn't very serious. We'll keep an eye on him throughout the course of the game as a precaution. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:21 pm
    • Warriors recall Ognjen Kuzmic from D-League
      The Warriors have recalled Ognjen Kuzmic from the D-League.

      Advice: Kuz is averaging under five minutes in 15 appearances this season. He has no fantasy value, especially with Andrew Bogut is healthy and Festus Ezeli (ankle) nearing a return. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:46 pm
    • Dwight Howard (ankle) inactive vs. Mavericks
      Dwight Howard (ankle) will not play against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's not even on the active roster and will be in street clothes. The Rockets might not have him for Friday against the Celtics, so his fantasy owners just have to bench him for now. Expect Joey Dorsey to start again with Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Terrence Jones to help out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:36 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 99-94 vs Dal
    • JaVale McGee is active on Wednesday
      JaVale McGee (leg) is active to face the Pelicans on Wednesday.

      Advice: This doesn't necessarily mean he's going to play tonight. McGee is expected to play tonight or Thursday, so fantasy owners should exercise some caution here. He won't play big minutes regardless, so leave him on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:56 pm
       
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    • Amare Stoudemire out until next week
      Amare Stoudemire (wrist, ankle) is not expected to play until next week.

      Advice: That means he won't play on Thursday against the Pacers as well as tonight. Stoudemire misses game as much as any player, so his fantasy owners are probably not going to want to bother. Expect to see more of Lance Thomas, Jason Smith and Cole Aldrich. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:28 pm
       
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      W, 100-92 vs OKC
    • Dwight Howard (ankle) doubtful vs. Mavericks
      Coach Kevin McHale said he'd be "shocked" if Dwight Howard (ankle) played against the Mavericks.

      Advice: This will be his second consecutive game in street clothes, assuming something wild does not happen. For what it's worth, McHale has used this "shocked" statement before and it's held up every time. With Howard out, Terrence Jones might have to step up in his first game back. Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Joey Dorsey are also expected to help more. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:18 pm
       
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      W, 99-94 vs Dal
    • Robin Lopez (hand) doing some shooting
      Robin Lopez (hand) attempted some shots before Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

      Advice: He's still out indefinitely with his broken hand issue and is hopeful to play before the All-Star break. That's just a couple weeks away, so it's not a bad idea to stash Lopez in fantasy leagues, if you can afford to wait. Meanwhile, Chris Kaman will see a handful of extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:08 pm
       
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      L, 99-94 @ Cle
    • Festus Ezeli to go through D-League stint?
      Festus Ezeli is expected to start a brief D-League stint this weekend.

      Advice: He's been battling an ankle injury and the Warriors will want to ease him back. David Lee played well on Tuesday and Marreese Speights has also been a pleasant surprise, so there's no need to rush Ezeli back. He has no fantasy value right now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:35 pm
    • Hornacek provides update on tech policy
      Coach Jeff Hornacek said he will not have a "hard-and-fast rule" but he "may still sit [a player who picks up a technical foul] for the end of the game."

      Advice: "We're just going to try to do a better job as teammates to corral each other when they start to argue," Hornacek said. "The guys [said] they would do that." The Suns lead the NBA in technical fouls and Markieff Morris was benched for almost the entire second half for his 10th technical of the season on Sunday. Goran Dragic was also benched last week for a tech. Fantasy owners should know there is some risk in starting the Morrii Twins or anyone else. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:57 am
    • JaVale McGee (leg) targeting Wednesday
      JaVale McGee (leg) will return either Wednesday night vs. the Pelicans, or thursday night vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Considering that he has missed 23 straight games, the Nuggets will likely bring him along very slowly so there is no need to consider adding him in most leagues. Owners in deep leagues should use a wait-and-see approach here unless they are desperate for blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:39 am
       
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    • Al Jefferson to start on Wednesday vs. Spurs
      Al Jefferson will join the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: The Hornets have been bringing Big Al off the bench in order to ease him into action since returning from a groin injury, but Bismack Biyombo's knee injury changed their stance. With an increase in minutes, Jefferson should be considered a must-start option in all formats from here on out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:43 am
    • Marreese Speights struggles in fill-in start
      Marreese Speights filled in at center for Andrew Bogut (illness) on Tuesday but shot just 5-of-14 from the field in 21 minutes, scoring 10 points with eight boards and two turnovers.

      Advice: Speights' per-minute numbers are impressive offensively but he's been a borderline option over the Warriors' past 15 games, as he's averaging a mere 21 minutes in a reserve role. Bogut is day-to-day so owners shouldn't expect inflated production, but the Warriors' fantasy playoff schedule adds some incentive to keep Speights in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:39 pm
    • Joakim Noah blows up for 18/15/6 vs. Warriors
      The Bulls shocked the Warriors in California on Tuesday, aided by Joakim Noah's 18 points (7-of-12 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), 15 rebounds, six assists and two steals.

      Advice: Noah recently said that he feels as healthy as he has all season, and tonight's 40-minute performance supports that claim. The combination of Pau Gasol's arrival and Noah's injury problems have thus far reduced him to a late-round value, but coach Tom Thibodeau hasn't lost faith and Noah could be primed for a solid second half of the season. Andrew Bogut wasn't playing for the Warriors tonight, which contributed to Noah's huge game, and this is a mild sell-high opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:02 pm
    • David Lee racks up 24 pts, seven reb, six ast
      David Lee exploded for a season-high 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting vs. the Bulls on Tuesday, adding nine rebounds and six assists in 30 minutes during the Warriors' disappointing home loss.

      Advice: Lee had a phenomenal second half but his offensive efforts weren't enough to prevent the Warriors' defeat, just their second loss in 23 games at the Oracle Arena. Andrew Bogut was a late scratch with the flu on Tuesday, so a repeat performance isn't expected, but Lee is still worth owning if you need rebounds and FG% with a trickle of across-the-board production. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:58 pm
    • Pau Gasol's huge line leads Bulls past GSW
      The Bulls won a stunning overtime game in Golden State on Tuesday, paced by Pau Gasol's 18 points, 16 rebounds, eight assists and four blocks.

      Advice: Gasol made 7-of-12 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws and he continues to shatter preseason expectations. The 34-year-old veteran has missed only three games this season (in November) despite averaging 34.9 minutes per game, and fantasy owners have to be thrilled with his production under Tom Thibodeau's thumb. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:47 pm
    • Ed Davis scores 14 pts on 6-of-7 shooting
      Ed Davis got hot in 19 minutes off the bench vs. Washington, scoring 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting with four rebounds, one steal and one block.

      Advice: Davis has ceded his starting job to a frontcourt of Robert Sacre and Jordan Hill, but this line is a reminder of his upside. He's been a borderline 9-cat option in 24.2 minutes over the past month, and is at least worth keeping an eye on in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:31 pm
    • Kris Humphries solid again in win vs. Lakers
      Kris Humphries followed up Sunday's big double-double with eight points, 11 rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

      Advice: His typical production is somewhat below the extremes of this game and Sunday, when he exploded for 21 points and 14 boards. He's still worth a look for low-end production in deeper leagues, and should be on everyone's radar given the injury history of starting PF Nene. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:15 pm
    • Nene quiet in surprisingly close win vs. L.A.
      Nene had a quiet game vs. the Lakers on Tuesday with six points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He's averaging a mediocre 13.1 points and 5.3 boards in 26 minutes since Dec. 31, but the bigger issue is his injury history -- Nene has missed 33.0 percent of his games over the past three seasons. Backup PF/C Kris Humphries has been terrific for two straight games and Nene's owners shouldn't rely on more than top-100 value going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:56 pm
       
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    • Kevin Love scores just seven points in win
      Kevin Love scored just seven points on 3-of-11 shooting in a win over the Pistons on Tuesday, adding eight boards, four assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He reportedly experienced some dizzy spells during Sunday's game against the Thunder, so there is a strong chance that he wasn't at 100 percent tonight. We will update his status if any new developments occur, but it doesn't appear that he will miss any time. This was his seventh game of the season in which he failed to score in double digits, so his owners can only hope that Love starts to turn things around soon. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:53 pm
    • Andrew Bogut benched last-minute on Tuesday
      Andrew Bogut was scratched from the starting lineup at the last minute on Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms, shifting Marreese Speights into the Warriors' starting lineup.

      Advice: Bogut was actually announced with the starters so this is terrible news for any owners who had him active in lineups. We will go ahead and consider Bogut questionable for Friday's game against Utah, but he should have plenty of time to recover for that one. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:43 pm
    • Andre Drummond blocks a season-high six shots
      Andre Drummond had a season-high six blocks in a loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday, adding 12 points and 17 boards.

      Advice: It wasn't all great for him, as he shot just 6-of-17 from the field and missed all four of his free throws. Drummond has now gone three games without making a single free throw, going 0-of-9 over that span. Having said that, his owners knew what they were getting into when they drafted him and they probably won't mind as long as keeps scoring, rebounding and blocking shots at a high level. His play should also improve as he develops some chemistry with D.J. Augustin, who has taken over as the starting point guard due to the loss of Brandon Jennings (Achilles) for the season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:56 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge says he's back for good
      LaMarcus Aldridge is not planning on sitting out any more games, and he will delay his surgery until the offseason.

      Advice: "As of now, I’m back," said Aldridge. "But if I get [my thumb] whacked or if something happens where I can’t tolerate it and I’m not playing at a good enough level to help the team, then I’ll have surgery. But as of now, I think they have done a good job of protecting it, so I’m back for the season and then I’ll just have surgery in the offseason." Owners will just have to hope he can stay healthy, but coming off a 26-point outing, his production is not going to be an issue. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:02 pm
    • Dwight Howard tweaks ankle during practice
      Dwight Howard tweaked his right ankle during Tuesday's practice, and remains a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. Dallas.

      Advice: "It wasn’t as bad as when it happened, but I had to sit out of practice, so we’ll see how it feels [Wednesday]," Howard said. "Hopefully I can play, but if not, we still have a great chance to win the game." While Joey Dorsey would draw the start if Howard sits, Josh Smith and Donatas Motiejunas would see the biggest increase in value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:07 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 99-94 vs Dal
    • Joakim Noah says knee and ankle feeling good
      Joakim Noah said on Tuesday that both his knee and ankle are feeling good, and he is feeling the best he has felt physically all season.

      Advice: Noah sprained his ankle back on Jan. 14, and he's been dealing with discomfort in his surgically repaired left knee throughout the season, so it's nice to hear that he's finally feeling healthy. However, he's nowhere near the player he was last year as a primary component of the Bulls offense with Derrick Rose now running the show, and Pau Gasol stealing some of his thunder. His averages of 7.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game aren't likely to improve much as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:32 am
    • Dwight Howard will be game-time for Weds
      Dwight Howard (ankle) will be a game-time decisions for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

      Advice: We'll update Howard's status as more news becomes available, but there's a good chance he sits out a second consecutive game after leaving Friday's game with a sprained ankle. If Howard sits, Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith, and Joey Dorsey would see the biggest boost in fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:35 am
       
      Injured
      W, 99-94 vs Dal
    • Anthony Davis has another Anthony Davis line
      Anthony Davis was all over the court against the 76ers during a 99-74 win on Monday, scoring 32 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and four blocks on 12-of-19 from the field.

      Advice: Yeah, that toe injury from last week is behind him. In his last four games since that injury, Davis averaged 27.5 points, 10.0 boards, 1.8 assists, 2.5 blocks, 3.3 steals and 1.3 turnovers. He'll get the struggling Denver frontcourt at home on Wednesday, so he's likely looking at another 30-point game for that one. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:40 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 93-85 vs Den
    • Festus Ezeli (ankle) goes through practice
      Festus Ezeli (ankle) went through a contact practice on Monday.

      Advice: He is doing 3-on-3 right now and is getting closer to a return. Ezeli won't see much action while Andrew Bogut is healthy and he's not going to get more than 20 minutes even when Bogut can go. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:02 pm
    • Kevin Love experienced dizzy spells Sunday
      Kevin Love experienced some dizzy spells during Sunday's win over the Thunder, but he came out of the game okay.

      Advice: "Everything was spinning there for a little bit," Love said. "It was a scary moment, but I was good after that." It sounds like Love may have been dealing with a vertigo-like moment, and that can be caused by a number of things, including dehydration. Love said he "probably" ate too close to game time, but the good news is that he appears okay. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:52 am
    • Amare Stoudemire expecting to miss time
      Amare Stoudemire (wrist, ankle) is expecting to miss time.

      Advice: "I'm sure it's going to be a little time for me to get over this ankle sprain and my wrist sprain," Stoudemire said. Assuming STAT is out on Monday at the very least, it would mean more minutes for guys like Lance Thomas, Jason Smith and Lou Amundson. From a fantasy perspective, Thomas is the most interesting name as he has back-to-back games with 16 points, and is averaging 16 points, six rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals on 15-of-29 shooting over that span. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:40 am
       
      Injured
      W, 100-92 vs OKC
    • Markieff Morris benched for tech
      Markieff Morris was benched for a technical foul in the third quarter against the Clippers on Sunday, finishing with nine points, three rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

      Advice: He argued with a referee and coach Jeff Hornacek pulled Morris with 10 minutes left in the third quarter for his 10th tech of the season. This is a new rule for the Suns with Hornacek benching players for technical fouls with Goran Dragic having a similar fate on Friday. The Suns used more of Marcus Morris and P.J. Tucker to replace Markieff today, which was a problem because of Blake Griffin. Markieff's body language wasn't great throughout the game and he didn't want to comment post-game. All that said, this shouldn't be an issue going forward and Morris remains a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:53 pm
    • Andrew Bogut double-doubles in 28 minutes
      Andrew Bogut played 28 minutes in a win over the Celtics on Sunday, scoring 13 points with 13 boards, four assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: It was a little surprising to see him play 28 minutes, but his owners won't be complaining with this line. Bogut is still worth owning even if he only sees around 25 minutes per game going forward, but his owners will always have to worry about precautionary DNPs, especially with the Warriors virtually locked into a top seed in the Western Conference. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:21 pm
    • Kris Humphries posts 21 & 14 in OT road win
      Kris Humphries was phenomenal in 33 minutes vs. the Nuggets, scoring a season-high 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting with 14 rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: Humphries per-minute production has been impressive all season, and he was playing too well tonight for coach Randy Wittman to take him off the court. He's a borderline option in 14-team leagues but belongs on the waiver wire in shallower formats, at least until Nene's next stretch of DNPs. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:12 pm
    • Andre Drummond scores 14 pts sans Jennings
      Andre Drummond made 7-of-11 shots in 27 minutes vs. Toronto on Sunday, finishing with 14 points, eight boards, one assist and one block.

      Advice: Drummond has scored 56.0 percent of his baskets off teammate assists, so the loss of Brandon Jennings can't be a good thing for his offense. It's something to keep an eye on going forward, though of course Drummond remains an elite fantasy center even if his scoring takes a small dip. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:18 pm
    • Dwight Howard (ankle) ruled out vs. Lakers
      Dwight Howard (ankle) will not play against the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: Coach Kevin McHale wasn't too hopeful that Howard would play tonight, and it looks like there is a legitimate chance that he misses additional time. We will consider Howard day-to-day for now, and we will update his status when we know more. The Rockets have yet to name a replacement in the starting lineup, but Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will likely be the primary beneficiaries. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:00 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 99-94 vs Dal
    • Tristan Thompson double-doubles w/ three blks
      Tristan Thompson doubled-doubled in 31 minutes off the bench vs. Oklahoma City, scoring 10 points and grabbing 16 rebounds with one assist and three blocks.

      Advice: Thompson's rebound rate has never been questioned, but he doesn't usually provide defensive stats (the blocks tied his season-high) and his role has dwindled with Timofey Mozgov starting. Before considering him as a pickup, reflect on his averages over the previous three games -- 5.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 0.0 assists, 0.0 steals and 0.3 blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:32 pm
    • Kevin Love gets 19 & 13 w/ five 3-pointers
      Kevin Love scored 19 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and one block in 36 minutes on Sunday, while making 5-of-7 shots from downtown.

      Advice: He was 3-of-17 from deep in Cleveland's previous four games, and his ability to knock down triples is critical for his fantasy value -- 35.6 percent of his attempts have come from deep this season, which blows away his previous career high. Love is returning third-round value this season, which isn't what owners expected on draft day, and it's hard to envision a surge while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:29 pm
    • Timofey Mozgov quiet w/ 9.1 percent usage rt
      Timofey Mozgov missed all three of his field goal attempts on Sunday, hitting a pair of free throws to finish with two points, six rebounds and two blocks in 28 minutes vs. the Thunder.

      Advice: He was coming off three straight double-doubles so he earns a pass for this dud, but quiet games won't be uncommon given his garbage-man role offensively -- he had a usage rate of 9.1 percent on Sunday. Mozgov has still returned top-100 value over the past seven games, so owners should strive to remain patient. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:26 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge could miss training camp?
      There is a chance that if LaMarcus Aldridge delays his thumb surgery, he could miss the beginning of training camp next season.

      Advice: While Aldridge is not risking any further injury by playing with a torn radial collateral ligament in his left (non-shooting) thumb, a specialist in the field stated that delaying surgery could cause his recovery time to take twice as long (up to three to four months). However, Aldridge has said he plans to play through the pain, so this will just be something to monitor heading into next season. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:11 pm
    • Pau Gasol drops 13-17-3-4 line in loss
      Pau Gasol had yet another fantastic game on Sunday, scoring 13 points to go with 17 rebounds, three assists, four blocks, and two turnovers, but it wasn't enough as the Bulls fell to the Heat.

      Advice: Gasol continues to put up glorious fantasy lines, and he was rightfully voted in as the starting center for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. He looks completely revitalized in Chicago, and his down-year in LA last season is now a distant memory. Keep rolling him out there, and pat yourself on the back if you drafted him late. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:49 pm
    • Joakim Noah benched for entire fourth quarter
      Joakim Noah was benched for the entire fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Heat, finishing the game with four points, five rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.

      Advice: Head coach Tom Thibodeau said he liked the group that started the fourth quarter, and that is the reason why Joakim did not re-enter the game. Thibodeau maintained that Joakim is healthy, and he just wanted to watch his minutes, but with the result being an L in the win-loss column, this will not likely be a trend that continues. Look for Noah to bounce-back during Tuesday's game vs. Golden State. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:35 pm
    • Dwight Howard (ankle) game-time decision Sun.
      Dwight Howard (ankle) did not participate during shootaround, and he is considered a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: It's worth noting that head coach Kevin McHale said he's "not real hopeful," that Dwight will play tonight, so it's sounding like he's closer to doubtful than a game-time decision. If Howard is forced to sit that Rockets could go with Joey Dorsey at the center spot, or it's possible they slide over Donatas Motiejunas to the center position and start Josh Smith at power forward. We'll have a better idea of the starting lineup closer to tip-off, but Smith and Motiejunas would likely be the primary beneficiaries. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:17 am
       
      Injured
      W, 99-94 vs Dal
    • Amare Stoudemire injures ankle and wrist Sun
      Amare Stoudemire suffered a sprained ankle and a sprained wrist during Saturday's game with Charlotte.

      Advice: "I suffered a sprained ankle and sprained right wrist,’’ Stoudemire said. "It was a lot of physical contact out there. A lot of my moves attacking the basket, I got swiped down on it, caught my wrist almost every time. I tried to play through it but I was struggling. I couldn’t be myself out there.’’ The news just keeps getting worse for Amare, and it's already known that his knee is also a major concern moving forward. At this point it is safe to assume that Amare doesn't have a great shot to play on Monday vs. the Kings, but we will be sure to monitor his status closely. If he does end up sitting, expect to see more of Cole Aldrich, Jason Smith, Lou Amundson and Lance Thomas. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:30 am
       
      Injured
      W, 100-92 vs OKC
    • Update: Joakim Noah (ankle) is playing Sunday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) will in fact play against the Miami Heat on Sunday.

      Advice: You just knew he wouldn't miss the opportunity to play against the Heat and owners can comfortably pencil him into their lineups. Noah has had a underwhelming season so far but his value will only go up if he can avoid another injury. Taj Gibson's value takes a hit with this news, but he is still worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:19 am
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) probable for Sunday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Miami.

      Advice: Noah's ankle has been an issue for a while now, but we doubt he will miss a chance to play against the Miami Heat so his owners can pencil him into lineups barring a setback. He isn't exactly a must-start option anymore, but if he can stay healthy he should be able to improve upon his dwindling numbers. If Noah does end up sitting, Taj Gibson will see a big uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:33 am
    • Thumbs Up: LaMarcus Aldridge scores 26 points
      LaMarcus Aldridge looked fantastic in his shocking return to the lineup on Saturday during a 103-96 victory over the Wizards, making 9-of-22 from the field for 26 points with nine rebounds, three assists and two steals in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He wore a brace on his thumb and didn't seem to be too bothered with his injury. Aldridge was hit on his bad hand a few times and was not in visible pain. Additionally he had some interesting comments today. Before the game, Aldridge said that he is going to try to play through the injury, but he did leave the door open of him changing his mind. Following the game, he said the Blazers losing two games in a row before tonight factored into his decision. Aldridge also said "of course" when he was asked about his thumb hurting. He didn't mention Nicolas Batum (wrist) directly, but reading between the lines suggests that was a factor, too. Aldridge is going to be a volatile fantasy property, but he's a must start player while he's active. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:18 pm
    • Chris Kaman plays 25 minutes vs. Wiz
      Chris Kaman played 25 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday with six points, 10 rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes.

      Advice: He was questionable tonight with a leg contusion and a thumb issue. Kaman will see minutes in the mid-20s until Robin Lopez (hand) returns next month. He'll be a low-end option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:01 pm
    • Andre Drummond has a bad game again
      Andre Drummond missed all four attempts from the foul line during a 101-86 loss to the Bucks on Saturday with 10 points, seven rebounds and one block.

      Advice: He was actually developing a nice rapport with Brandon Jennings, but he'll have to learn to play with D.J. Augustin more often. That could mean Drummond has to get his shot on his own more often, which suggests his field goal shooting goes south. He'll still be a must-start player and he may see an increase in usage rate. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:30 pm
    • Al Jefferson plays 30 minutes, blocks seven
      Al Jefferson blocked a season-high seven shots during a 76-71 win over the Knicks on Saturday, adding nine points, six rebounds and one turnover on 4-of-14 from the field in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He started the second half because of the injury to Bismack Biyombo (knee). Jefferson didn't quite look like his old self and had some trouble establishing position on the low block on offense, but he obviously played well on defense with his seven blocks. The Hornets are off for a few days, so it would be a good bet that Big Al starts in his next game. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:04 pm
    • Amare Stoudemire plays 12 minute
      Amare Stoudemire scored just one point in 12 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday with four rebounds.

      Advice: He had a minor ankle sprain tonight and was able to return. Stoudemire just didn't seem like himself and he was a little more bashful on the offensive side. He's not going to be worth owning in most leagues, especially considering how frequently he'll miss games. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:45 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 100-92 vs OKC
    • Chris Kaman will play on Saturday night
      Chris Kaman (leg) will play against the Wizards on Saturday.

      Advice: He has a sleeve on his leg and also is now dealing with a thumb injury. Kaman played 29 minutes on Thursday, which was probably too much. He'll likely be closer to 20 tonight, but he's still worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:25 pm
    • Amare Stoudemire goes to the locker room
      Amare Stoudemire went to the locker room in the first half against the Hornets on Saturday and is probable to return.

      Advice: He is back on the bench with a minor ankle sprain and should be OK. If he's limited, expect to see more of Cole Aldrich, Quincy Acy, Jason Smith and Lance Thomas. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:31 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 100-92 vs OKC
    • Al Jefferson coming off the bench again
      Al Jefferson will come off the bench again on Saturday vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: He looked good with 22 points and 11 boards on Friday, but the Hornets are just being careful. The Hornets will start Brian Roberts, Gerald Henderson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cody Zeller and Bismack Biyombo. Jefferson is safe to start in standard leagues, but is a little risky for DFS. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:22 pm
    • Dwight Howard (ankle) questionable for Sunday
      Dwight Howard (right ankle sprain) is questionable to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: The last time the Rockets played the Lakers, we were hit with a surprise knee injury for Howard back on Nov. 19. The Rockets are off until Wednesday following Sunday, so maybe sitting him down in what should be a win. Joey Dorsey would start with Donatas Motiejunas logging some minutes at the five. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:17 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 99-94 vs Dal
    • JaVale McGee (leg) out for a few games
      JaVale McGee (leg) is improving, but is still expected to miss a few more games.

      Advice: He's not going to play against the Wizards on Sunday. McGee's leg fracture just has not fully recovered and the Nuggets won't be playing him big minutes even once he's healthy. Fantasy owners can ignore him in most cases. Meanwhile, Jusuf Nurkic has been a letdown, but is still worth owning. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:42 pm
       
      Injured
    • Stunner: LaMarcus Aldridge will play Saturday
      LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) will play against the Wizards on Saturday.

      Advice: Wow! He is going to put the surgery on hold and will play through the tear in his left thumb. This is easily the most shocking news of the season after the team announced he was going to rest 6-8 weeks. Obviously grab Aldridge in all leagues and hope he can avoid an aggravation. Maybe he's just putting off the surgery until Nicolas Batum (wrist) can play? Whatever his reasoning, it's hard to explain and he will likely have some answers later today. If you added any Blazer in even 14- or 16-team leagues, you can cut him. Although owners in deeper leagues can look to Dorell Wright, C.J. McCollum or Victor Claver because Nicolas Batum is hurt. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 11:31 am
    • Amare Stoudemire (knee) is available Saturday
      Amare Stoudemire (knee) is available to play on Saturday vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: He could see a bump in production if Carmelo Anthony (knee) decides to sit this one out, but Stoudemire is too inconsistent to use in most leagues. There is simply too much injury risk involved with Stoudemire, so owners would be advised to look elsewhere for production, especially with fantasy playoffs right around the corner. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:55 am
       
      Injured
      W, 100-92 vs OKC
    • Speights goes for 19 and six against Sacto
      Marreese Speights scored 19 points off the bench in the Warriors' 126-101 win over the Kings on Friday, hitting 8-of-13 shots with six rebounds and one block in 21 minutes.

      Advice: Speights is a solid late-round value in 9-cat leagues this season, but in 8-cat formats he's hovering at the bottom of the top-150. Still, owners know what they're going to get with him on most nights and that makes him a serviceable low-end big man in 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:04 am
    • Ed Davis quiet in 22 minutes off the bench
      Ed Davis scored just six points on 3-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, two assists and one block in 22 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Davis has been all over the board this season and the injury to Kobe Bryant should help him a little bit, but it's anybody's guess how Byron Scott is going to deploy him. Keep a close eye on him and if you're feeling lucky and need a big man consider being an early adopter. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:33 am
    • Joakim Noah returned to action on Friday January 23. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:04 am
    • Noah (ankle) back in action for the Bulls
      Joakim Noah (ankle) returned to action in Friday's road win over the Mavs, scoring six points on 3-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 23 minutes.

      Advice: Noah isn't a must-start player but he'll get there soon as long as he can stay upright. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:21 pm
    • Al Jefferson scores 22 points with 11 boards
      Al Jefferson scored 22 points with 11 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 24 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

      Advice: He was really the only positive tonight and the Hornets will probably take the minutes cap off soon. It sounded like he could be coming off the bench for one more game, but that might change considering how awful the Hornets were tonight. He's worth starting in season-long leagues and it won't be long until we can trust him in DFS. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:56 pm
    • Dwight Howard (right ankle) out for game
      Dwight Howard suffered a right ankle sprain and will not return to Friday's game against the Suns.

      Advice: It didn't look too bad, but the Rockets are just going to play it safe, especially considering how many players have missed time due to playing through sprained ankles this season. Joey Dorsey will be the main center while Donatas Motiejunas can help out at the five, too. The Rockets will play the Lakers on Sunday and Howard should be considered questionable for that one. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:40 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 99-94 vs Dal
    • Dwight Howard goes to the locker room
      Dwight Howard asked out of Friday's game in Phoenix and went to the locker room.

      Advice: It's unclear what happened and he may have just tweaked an ankle injury. Howard has been on the injury report for over a month due to his knee injury and he was probable today. We'll add an update as it becomes available. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:28 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 99-94 vs Dal
    • JaVale McGee (leg) in uniform, won't play
      JaVale McGee (leg) will suit up on Friday, but he will not play vs. the Cetlics.

      Advice: McGee has been a constant disappointment for the last couple of years, and there's not much reason to own him in most leagues due to his constant injury risk and limited upside. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:52 pm
       
      Injured
    • JaVale McGee won't play on Friday night
      JaVale McGee (leg) will not play against the Celtics on Friday.

      Advice: He was questionable and there is still no firm timetable for his return, but it should be soon. McGee is not worth stashing in most leagues because he won't play a lot anyway. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:30 pm
       
      Injured
    • Joakim Noah says he's playing Friday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) said he will play against the Mavs on Friday.

      Advice: He is very likely to start, which pushes Taj Gibson to the bench. Noah has been a huge disappoint following his breakout 2013-14 season and is not a must-start play tonight with 11 games. Nikola Mirotic will likely lose some playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:04 pm
    • Joakim Noah, Mike Dunleavy are game-time
      Joakim Noah (ankle) and Mike Dunleavy (ankle) are game-time decisions to face the Mavericks on Friday.

      Advice: They're both going to warm up to see how they feel. Noah usually isn't a fan of being benched when he has any say, so he's likely closer to probable than to doubtful. If you were dialing up Taj Gibson, there is a lot more risk now. Nikola Mirotic would also take a hit. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:35 pm
    • Al Jefferson, Lance Stephenson won't start
      Al Jefferson and Lance Stephenson will come off the bench against the Cavs on Friday.

      Advice: Bismack Biyombo and Gerald Henderson will start again. Jefferson played just 19 minutes on Wednesday and he'll likely be in that neighborhood tonight. Biyombo is still not a reliable fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:06 pm
    • Amare Stoudemire (rest) out vs. the Magic
      Amare Stoudemire (rest) will not play against the Magic on Friday.

      Advice: He will play against the Hornets on Saturday. The Knicks have another game on Monday and it was obvious Stoudemire wasn't going to play in both games. With STAT out, Cole Aldrich will likely get minutes again while Jason Smith and Lou Amundson may also play more. Carmelo Anthony may be a stretch four, too. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:49 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 100-92 vs OKC
    • Chris Kaman (leg) questionable for Saturday
      Chris Kaman (leg contusion) is questionable to play against the Wizards on Saturday.

      Advice: If the Blazers don't have Kaman, that potentially means they will be missing four of their top six for points per game this season. Coach Terry Stotts played Kaman 29 minutes on Thursday, which is certainly more than his usual threshold. If he's out, Stotts almost has no choice but to play Thomas Robinson and Meyers Leonard. Who knows, though? Maybe Steve Blake at center could work. DFS players will want to check back at shootaround on Saturday morning. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:56 pm
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) upgraded to questionable
      Joakim Noah (ankle) has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Friday's game in Dallas.

      Advice: Noah has missed the past four games and fantasy owners can only hope that the rest has allowed him overcome a variety of nagging ailments, as his numbers are down across the board this season. Taj Gibson has been playing well as a fill-in starter in Noah's absence, and his value will take a hit if Noah is able to suit up vs. the Mavs. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:10 am
    • Dwight Howard (strained knee) probable Friday
      Dwight Howard (strained right knee) is listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Dwight is perpetually listed on Houston's injury list as 'probable' so this shouldn't alarm his fantasy owners. His right knee has bothered him all year and Houston may need to give him some rest as the season progresses, however, so we'll continue to closely monitor his health. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:05 am
       
      Injured
      W, 99-94 vs Dal
    • Timofey Mozgov a 'walking double-double'
      LeBron James said that new teammate Timofey Mozgov is a "walking double-double."

      Advice: Mozgov has had a few peaks and valleys since joining the Cavaliers, but over the past two games he's averaging 15.5 points, 13.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.0 blocks, while shooting a combined 15-of-26 from the field. Cleveland is riding a four-game win streak and fantasy owners who stuck with Mozgov have to be pleased with the expansion of his role since leaving Denver. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:26 am
    • Chris Kaman plays 29 minutes
      Chris Kaman played 29 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday with 13 points, nine rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: Coach Terry Stotts usually likes to keep Kaman in the low 20s, but he might not have that luxury now with so many players in street clothes. He was already in the standard league conversation even before today, so give him a look if you're looking for some big man stats over the next month. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:41 pm
    • Pau Gasol scores 12 points with 17 boards
      Pau Gasol was outstanding against the Spurs during an easy 104-81 win on Thursday, making 5-of-6 from the field for 12 points with 17 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 31 minutes.

      Advice: He was voted in as the starting center for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. Gasol played 35 minutes per game in November, December and January this season, but his stats have exploded in 2015. In his previous 11 2015 games, he averaged 21.6 points, 12.3 boards, 2.5 assists, 2.3 blocks and 0.3 steals on 50.0 percent from the field. He obviously earned his All-Star spot. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:18 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) ruled out 6-8 weeks
      LaMarcus Aldridge (left thumb) will have surgery on his radial collateral ligament tear and will be out 6-8 weeks.

      Advice: The Blazers are in deep trouble. Aldridge is sixth in the NBA for points per game and 11th in the rebounds per game. He's also third in the NBA in field goal attempts per game, so coach Terry Stotts is going to have to go back to the drawing board on how to get his other guys shots. It'll be a mixture of guys because Stotts loves to play the matchups. Dorell Wright benefitted the most on Wednesday, but players such as Thomas Robinson, Meyers Leonard, Victor Claver and Chris Kaman will also have to help out more. Of course, the trio of Damian Lillard, Wes Matthews and Nicolas Batum will also have to step up. Owners in standard leagues can think about grabbing Wright, but he is going to be inconsistent. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:05 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) listed as out
      LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) is listed as out for Thursday's game against Boston.

      Advice: We should know the results of his second MRI very soon, so owners will want to check back for updates. Aldridge is currently wearing a cast on his thumb, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him spend some additional time on the sidelines. Nicolas Batum and Dorell Wright will continue to be the biggest beneficiaries in Aldridge's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:05 pm
    • Robin Lopez hoping to return before the ASG
      Portland General Manager Neil Olshey said that he is hoping to have Robin Lopez (hand) back before the All-Star Game, but said that he wouldn't push it.

      Advice: It sounds like we won't see Lopez back out on the court until after the All-Star break, and his owners will have to continue to remain patient. With LaMarcus Aldridge currently nursing a thumb injury, Chris Kaman, Thomas Robinson and Meyers Leonard will continue to pick up some extra minutes in the frontcourt for Portland in the short-term. Nicolas Batum and Dorell Wright will also see an uptick in shot attempts and minutes as well. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:44 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 99-94 @ Cle
    • JaVale McGee (leg) is questionable Friday
      JaVale McGee (leg) practiced in full on Thursday, and is now considered questionable for Friday's game against Boston.

      Advice: We still doubt that he ends up playing against the Celtics, but it is good to see him finally closing in on a return. McGee will likely be eased into action once he does suit up, so there is no need to take a flier on him outside of ridiculously deep leagues at the moment. We will pass along further updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:43 pm
       
      Injured
    • LaMarcus Aldridge has cast on thumb
      Sean Deveney of The Sporting News is reporting that LaMarcus Aldridge (hand) has a cast on his thumb and is getting another MRI on Thursday.

      Advice: Aldridge's previous MRI was reportedly inconclusive due to swelling, but the cast on his thumb (which could be precautionary) isn't great news. We'll have updates on LA as more information becomes available, but it would be a surprise to see him suit up on Thursday while Chris Kaman, Thomas Robinson, and Dorrell Wright will all see a boost in fantasy value while Aldridge is out. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:02 am
    • LeBron credits Cavs' recent success to Mozgov
      LeBron James said the Cavs are "clicking" and credited their recent success to Timofey Mozgov.

      Advice: The Cavs have won four consecutive games and James said it's no coincidence that their success has come with Mozgov more integrated with the team. "It's funny, I was talking to my friend the other day and I said he's probably the best, as far as big, true big," James said. "He's probably the best one I've played with since Z [Zydrunas Ilgauskas]." Mozgov has averaged 11.75 points, 9.75 rebounds, and 1.25 blocks during the Cavs' four-game win streak and deserves to be owned in all fantasy leagues as long as he's rolling like this. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:21 am
    • Marreese Speights comes on late for Warriors
      Marreese Speights was headed for a disastrous line on Wednesday, but got hot in the final minutes and salvaged a line of nine points, two rebounds, a block and a rare 3-pointer in just eight minutes.

      Advice: He got hot in garbage time and the desperation 3-pointer was the icing on the cake. The Warriors need Speights down the stretch in order to keep Andrew Bogut healthy and rested, and Speights was just getting a rest of his own tonight. He's not a must-own or must-start player, but he's probably worth keeping around with Bogut's health always in question, as well as the Warriors' strong weekly schedule the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:59 pm
    • David Lee nearly dub-dubs in garbage time
      David Lee hit 4-of-9 shots for nine points, 10 rebounds, three steals and a block in Wednesday's easy win over the Rockets.

      Advice: He got most of his numbers in garbage time, when Draymond Green was on the bench with a huge Warriors lead. The Rockets made a comeback, but never threatened to win the game, and the simple truth is that Lee isn't really worth owning in most leagues. Having said that, congratulations are in order for his 10,000th point tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:57 pm
    • Andrew Bogut blocks five shots in win
      Andrew Bogut had nine points, 10 rebound, a steal and five blocks in just 22 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Rockets.

      Advice: He appeared to baffle Dwight Howard tonight and it's becoming really clear that the Warriors are going to need to have him healthy for the playoffs. Expect less than 25 minutes a game from Bogut going forward, and expect him to keep putting up decent numbers on nights when he's healthy enough to play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:48 pm
    • Markieff Morris quiet as Suns guards heat up
      Markieff Morris hit just 2-of-7 shots for six points and five rebounds in 29 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: That broke a streak of four double-digit scoring games for Markieff, who had 35 points against the Cavs a week ago. He'll bounce back, but gave way to the team's three point guards (Eric Bledsoe, Isaiah Thomas, Goran Dragic) tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:49 pm
    • Nene scores 24 points vs. the Thunder
      Nene scored a season-high 24 points with four rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in 34 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's his second 20-point game in his last three and his 34 minutes tonight were the first time he's played more than 31 minutes since Nov. 20. Nene's minutes tend to fluctuate and he only played 18 minutes on Monday, so it's still going to be hard to trust him. If you want to give him a try following this game, you can give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:40 pm
       
      Injured
    • Anthony Davis back in big way for Pelicans
      Anthony Davis returned from his toe injury and hit 11-of-18 shots for 29 points, eight rebounds, three steals and four blocks.

      Advice: Welcome back, AD! Now get him back in your lineup and put your seatbelt on. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:38 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 93-85 vs Den
    • Tristan Thompson bottoms out in Cavs win
      Tristan Thompson had just four points and two rebounds in 19 minutes of Wednesday's win over the Jazz.

      Advice: Kevin Love's back is gimpy, but as long as Love and Timofey Mozgov are holding things down in the paint for the Cavs, Thompson isn't going to be worth using in fantasy. If you want to drop him, go for it, but be ready to pick him back up if Love goes down at some point. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:54 pm
    • Timofey Mozgov double-doubles in win
      Timofey Mozgov had 16 points, 11 rebounds, a steal and two blocks as the Cavs beat the Jazz to win their fourth straight game.

      Advice: After some pretty shaky and inconsistent play early with the Cavs, Mozzy appears to be getting comfortable with his new team. He had 15 points, 15 boards, two steals and a block in his previous game, and could be ready to make a run. Make sure he's not available in your league. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:44 pm
    • Andre Drummond: 26 pts, 17 reb, 4 stl, 3 blk
      Andre Drummond stuffed the stat-sheet on Wednesday with 26 points (10-of-14 FGs, 6-of-8 FTs), 17 rebounds, one assist, four steals and three blocks in just 30 minutes.

      Advice: The 75.0 percent FT shooting is a bonus for fantasy owners, most of whom should be resigned to ignoring the category given Drummond's league-worst weighted FT percentages. He also committed a season-high five turnovers tonight, unusual for a player whose 9-cat value is strengthened by a stingy season average of 1.5 turnovers per game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:22 pm
    • Al Jefferson quiet again off bench
      Al Jefferson came off the bench again and hit 6-of-11 shots for 12 points, four rebounds, a steal and two blocks in 19 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's still on a minutes restriction due to his groin injury, but is slowly working his way back toward the starting lineup. If there are no setbacks, plan on getting him back in your weekly lineup next week. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:18 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge (hand) getting second MRI
      LaMarcus Aldridge (hand) will get another MRI on Thursday.

      Advice: He had his first today and the Blazers didn't provide an update. An inconclusive MRI usually isn't good news, but it doesn't necessarily mean Aldridge has structural damage. The Blazers are going to have some wacky rotations sans Aldridge with Thomas Robinson, Chris Kaman and Victor Claver possibly playing more. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:43 pm
    • Al Jefferson to come off the bench again
      Al Jefferson is expected to play 16-18 minutes off the bench against the Heat on Wednesday.

      Advice: He played 25 minutes in his return on Monday and did play in garbage time. Jefferson won't see many more minutes tonight, but he's still a decent bet for a double-double. Bismack Biyombo is far too risky to use even with Miami being shorthanded. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:17 am
    • Anthony Davis (toe) will start against Lakers
      Anthony Davis (toe) will start against the Lakers on Wednesday.

      Advice: His toe injury was never considered serious, but the Pelicans are obviously going to be extremely cautious with their franchise player. Davis' return will send Ryan Anderson back to bench, while Alexis Ajinca will lose almost all of his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:22 am
       
      Injured
      L, 93-85 vs Den
    • Amare Stoudemire (knee) will play Wednesday
      Amare Stoudemire (knee) will play on Wednesday against the 76ers.

      Advice: He is still expected to come off the bench and will likely only see around 20 minutes of action. Given the concerns over his ailing knee and his questionable role going forward, Stoudemire shouldn't be owned outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:20 am
       
      Injured
      W, 100-92 vs OKC
    • Free throw struggles bench Andre Drummond
      Despite scoring 13 points to go with 18 rebounds in Monday's loss to the Hawks, Andre Drummond was benched down the stretch due to his woeful free throw shooting.

      Advice: He finished the game going 3-of-12 from the line, but he understands why coach Stan Van Gundy had to pull him out. "As an athlete you want to be out there to help your team," Drummond said. "But coach doesn't feel it's the best fit, you have to understand he feels a certain way, that another guy is the right fit for that moment. It's not my decision. I gotta sit there and stay ready. It's what it comes to. I can't get discouraged." While we expect Drummond to be fine, owners didn't draft him for his foul shooing and they can keep rolling him out there for his elite production in boards and blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:00 am
    • Dirk Nowitzki recovered from stomach illness
      Dirk Nowitzki has recovered from a stomach illness that bothered him in late December and early January, and he said that he's "starting to feel better again."

      Advice: Nowitzki had a rest day on Wednesday and may have a few more as the season progresses, but he's not in imminent danger of any DNP-CDs. Dirk's stats have dipped across the board this year, including scoring (18.7 points per game), but we may see an uptick in the coming weeks now that his ailment is behind him. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:57 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge scheduled to get MRI soon
      Updating a previous report, LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) was evaluated by a hand specialist on Tuesday, and he is scheduled to undergo an MRI later this week.

      Advice: Aldridge will miss Wednesday's game vs. Phoenix, and he remains without an official timetable to return. Chris Kaman figures to be the primary beneficiary if Aldridge is forced to take an extended absence, with Dorell Wright, Meyers Leonard, and Thomas Robinson all being in line for extended minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:24 pm
    • Amare Stoudemire needs to play well to get PT
      Derek Fisher stated during a recent interview that Amare Stoudemire will need to play at a high level to secure his playing time.

      Advice: "Whether [Amare is] out there every night, with 40 games we have to go, I can’t guarantee that," said Fisher. "I think on nights he’s doing the things he did [vs. New Orleans], we should have him on floor as much as we possibly can." Stoudemire's minutes will likely fluctuate greatly for the rest of the season, and with the plethora of random rest days he’s bound to receive, Amare is going to be a tough guy to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:36 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 100-92 vs OKC
    • Anthony Davis upgraded to probable for Weds
      Anthony Davis (toe) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

      Advice: After missing the last three games, it looks like Davis' fantasy owners will get their star player back Wednesday night. Assuming Davis plays, Ryan Anderson will return to a bench role while Alexis Ajinca's fantasy value will take a big hit. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:00 am
       
      Injured
      L, 93-85 vs Den
    • Anthony Davis questionable for Wednesday
      Anthony Davis (toe) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

      Advice: Ryan Anderson will likely get the start if Davis is unable to play for the the fourth consecutive game on Wednesday, but he has been a disappointment as a starter over the last three games. Fantasy owners will want to keep Alexis Ajinca on stand-by in case Davis sits on Wednesday as he's been the biggest beneficiary of Davis' absence. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:56 am
       
      Injured
      L, 93-85 vs Den
    • Davis nears double-double in loss
      Ed Davis neared a double-double in Monday's loss to the Suns, scoring eight points on 2-of-7 shooting with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in just 22 minutes.

      Advice: Davis has not been productive for owners lately and Byron Scott isn't cooperating on the playing time side of things. There appears to be some upside wrapped up inside of Davis, but whether or not we'll see it or he can come through on his end are total question marks. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:28 am
    • Kaman stalled by DeMarcus Cousins
      Chris Kaman managed just four points, four rebounds and one block over 19 minutes in Monday's win over the Kings.

      Advice: Kaman wasn't the first person to struggle with DeMarcus Cousins and he won't be the last. With or without LaMarcus Aldridge suffering a thumb injury, Kaman was a guy to own until Robin Lopez returned. But now with the uncertainty of Aldridge's situation, he should be owned in all but the shallowest standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:15 am
    • Love returns from back injury, double-doubles
      Kevin Love (back) returned to action in the Cavs' 108-94 win over the Bulls on Monday, scoring 16 points on 3-of-13 shooting (1-of-3 from deep, 9-of-10 from the line) with 12 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Owners are simply rooting for him to get his health back at this point, and it's certainly a buy low moment but proceed with caution. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:53 pm
    • Mozgov goes big with 15 & 15, steal, two blks
      Timofey Mozgov scored 15 points with 15 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in Monday's win over the Bulls.

      Advice: Mozgov had been struggling but this should be a sign that his standard league value isn't dead in the water. David Blatt has experience with him and he usually produces within a pretty predictable range, so late-round value is a pretty reasonable expectation. Give him a hard look if he was dropped. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:51 pm
    • Thompson posts empty 10 and six in win
      Tristan Thompson went for 10 and six with no steals or blocks in Monday's win over the Bulls.

      Advice: These are the empty lines that drive standard league owners up a wall. Now that Kevin Love is back, he's not a lock to return late-round value in those formats, but he will probably do better in points leagues depending on the format. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:43 pm
    • Amare Stoudemire plays 21 minutes
      Amare Stoudemire played 21 minutes against the Pelicans on Monday with 14 points, six rebounds, one assist and one block.

      Advice: He played very well and was able to operate in the paint thanks to Anthony Davis (toe) not being there. The Knicks will certainly have a minutes cap on Stoudemire most nights and he's likely to sit out on most back-to-back sets, so it's going to be tough to count on him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 5:41 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 100-92 vs OKC
    • Dirk Nowitzki scores 21 points in win
      Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points with six rebounds and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

      Advice: That rest day from Wednesday has helped him out in his last two games with a 25-point effort on Friday and this solid effort today. Nowitzki had one of his worst months in his career in December, making just 43.5 percent from the field, and he was at just 44.0 percent from the field this month before today. He'll get some rest days here and there, but his owner might be willing to sell him below market value. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 5:22 pm
    • Festus Ezeli (ankle) could return to practice
      Festus Ezeli (ankle) could be cleared to return to practice soon.

      Advice: He has been out since Dec. 23 so it will be good to see him back in uniform. However, now that David Lee and Andrew Bogut are healthy, Ezeli won't be in the rotation anytime soon. Leave Ezeli on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 5:13 pm
    • Kevin Love (back) will play vs. Bulls on Mon
      Kevin Love (back) will play on Monday vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: He has been dealing with some back spasms recently and stated that the pain is "paralyzing" when it flares up, but he was able to practice on Sunday and should see his normal minutes against the Bulls. We will let you know how Love holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 4:32 pm
    • Al Jefferson plays 25 minutes in return
      Al Jefferson played 25 minutes in his return to the lineup against the Wolves on Monday with eight points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He didn't move around great, but the Hornets allowed him to play in garbage time and let him attempt 11 shots from the field. Jefferson figures to be around 25-28 minutes again on Wednesday against the Heat. He's been a little injury prone, so his owners can at least consider trying to flip him now that he's active. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 1:42 pm
    • Anthony Davis (toe) ruled out for Monday
      Anthony Davis (toe) has officially been ruled out for Monday's game.

      Advice: Pelicans coach Monty Williams suggested that Davis could return vs. the Knicks, but he was ultimately ruled out 90 minutes before tip-off. Ryan Anderson has been underwhelming as a fill-in starter for Davis, and the real winner has been Alexis Ajinca, who is averaging 19.0 points and 10.0 rebounds over the past two games. Owners should consider Davis questionable to return to action during Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 1:06 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 93-85 vs Den
    • Festus Ezeli still out on Monday afternoon
      Festus Ezeli (ankle) will not play on Monday against the Nuggets.

      Advice: The Warriors don't need him now that David Lee and Andrew Bogut are back. Ezeli can be dropped basically everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 12:27 pm
    • Surprise: Al Jefferson will return on Monday
      In a surprise, Al Jefferson (groin) will return on Monday against the Timberwolves.

      Advice: Jefferson was thought to have a shot to return on Wednesday, but he's back early for the Hornets. He will come off the bench in his first game back and play between 14-16 minutes, so Bismack Biyombo will continue to start for now. As long as Jefferson gets through his first game back without issues, he should return to his normal role as a starter shortly thereafter. He'll need to get his conditioning under him after a lengthy layoff, so keep in mind that process could take a handful of games. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 9:22 am
    • Kevin Love (back) expected to play Monday
      Kevin Love's (back) is expected to play on Monday, but a final determination has not been made.

      Advice: Signs point to him playing, but it's not set in stone. "I don’t know what causes it, but when it does happen it’s pretty paralyzing," Love said. "I’m happy it’s just a spasm. It’s just something kind of day by day. Treat it as is and go along and hope it doesn’t happen." Tristan Thompson would draw the start if Love can't go. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 8:12 am
    • Kevin Love (back) questionable Monday vs. CHI
      Kevin Love (back) practiced on Sunday, and he is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Chicago.

      Advice: Love will be re-evaluated following Monday's shootaround, but given the fact he was a full participant during today's practice, his chances for Monday are looking pretty good. However, if he's unable to go, Tristan Thompson will be the primary beneficiary. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 11:45 am
    • Anthony Davis (toe) could be back on Monday
      Updating a previous report, Pelicans' head coach Monty Williams said that Anthony Davis (toe) could return to the lineup for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: "[Davis has] a lot better chance of playing [Monday at New York], rather than risk a longer injury," said Williams. "He had a good workout [Sunday], but he still had some soreness. We feel like the best way to go about it is to reevaluate [Sunday] and give him the best chance of playing [Monday]." We'll be monitoring Davis' status closely, but if he sits, Ryan Anderson and Alexis Ajinca will be the primary beneficiaries. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 11:36 am
       
      Injured
      L, 93-85 vs Den
    • Nene puts up a big game vs. Nets
      Nene stuffed the stat sheet against the Nets on Saturday with 20 points, six boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 28 minutes.

      Advice: His minutes have solidified at 26.3 per game in 2015. In his previous nine games, Nene averaged 11.7 points, 5.7 boards, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steals on 52.4 percent from the field. That's usable production in standard leagues, but there's no need to bend over backwards to add him considering how much he's hurt. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 11:40 pm
       
      Injured
    • Marreese Speights comes through on Saturday
      Marreese Speights scored 15 points off the bench on Saturday with five rebounds, three assists and one block against the Rockets.

      Advice: He played 20 minutes and he might see his playing time dip into the teens now that the Warriors are healthy again. Speights has one of the highest usage rates among bench bigs, so he should still be able to muster up some value for owners in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 9:37 pm
    • Andrew Bogut plays 20 minutes in return
      Andrew Bogut played 20 minutes in his return to action on Saturday with two points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

      Advice: He's going to be in the low 20s in minutes for the foreseeable future because the Warriors will not want him to get hurt again, which has happened all too often in his career. Bogut will still likely be a low-end player to own for his blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 9:32 pm
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