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    • DeMarcus Cousins practices, plans to play
      DeMarcus Cousins (illness) practiced on Wednesday and plans to play against the Bucks on Thursday.

      Advice: The Kings will likely make a decision following shootaround on Thursday. Cousins has been out for over three weeks with viral meningitis and the Kings could limit him in his first game back, especially since his conditioning is not likely where it should be. His owners will want to check back tomorrow. Rotoworld.com
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    • Mitch McGary out for 2-3 weeks
      Mitch McGary will miss the next 2-3 weeks with an injury to his left tibia.

      Advice: Technically, he is dealing with periostitis, which is just some inflammation. McGary missed the first month of the season with a broken foot, but this does not appear to be directly related. He won't have fantasy value in his rookie season after a very impressive summer league. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:39 pm
       
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    • Jordan Hill (illness) misses practice on Wed
      Jordan Hill (illness) did not practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Lakers are off until Friday, so Hill should be ready to go. He's been able to stay healthy this season despite the massive increase to 30.1 minutes per game. If for some reason he's not ready to play, the Lakers will have to come up with a patchwork group of Robert Sacre, Ed Davis and Carlos Boozer to help out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:32 pm
       
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    • Pistons asked for Teague and Korver?
      The Pistons reportedly wanted Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver in exchange for Greg Monroe.

      Advice: The Pistons need help from beyond the arc and have some major issues at point guard, so it makes sense they would like to make this move. Of course, the Hawks already have a pretty good power forward and center combo, so there's really no way they'd agree to this. The Pistons will have to drop their asking price quite a bit here. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:30 pm
    • Kings are still interested in Josh Smith
      The Kings are still interested in acquiring Josh Smith from the Pistons.

      Advice: This rumor popped up over the summer and it was only a matter of time before it picked up steam considering how poorly the Pistons have played. Smith is playing a little better these days, so the Pistons should justifiably be asking for a fair amount. He would likely lose a touch of value with a trade, especially to Sacramento with Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins there. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:26 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Dal
    • Taj Gibson listed as questionable for Thurs.
      Taj Gibson (right ankle) is listed as questionable to play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: It's apparently a new injury for Taj, so he could wind up missing this game. Gibson was very active on the glass in the past few games without Joakim Noah, but he'll move to the bench on Thursday. He is still worth owning in standard leagues. If he's out, Nikola Mirotic will have an uptick in value. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:02 pm
       
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    • Dwight Howard (knee) goes through shootaround
      Dwight Howard (knee) participated in the morning shootaround, but is still questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Denver.

      Advice: His status will likely be determined closer to tip-off, so his owners will have to frequently check back for updates. If he is held out of Wednesday's game, Tarik Black would likely start but still wouldn't be an asset in most leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:52 am
    • Furkan Aldemir seen icing his ankle Wednesday
      Furkan Aldemir suffered a bruised right heel and missed part of practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: There is no indication that he will miss any time, but we will still monitor his status closely. Aldemir made his NBA debut on Monday, but saw just 10 minutes of action and looked very raw. You can leave him on the waiver wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:44 am
    • Chris Bosh (calf) out again on Wednesday
      Chris Bosh (calf) will not play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: This is no surprise, as Bosh is considered out indefinitely and could miss several weeks. Josh McRoberts (knee) could be lost for the season, so it will be up to Justin Hamilton, Udonis Haslem, and Shawne Willimas to soak up extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:51 am
       
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      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are active Wed
      Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tiago Splitter will all be active for Wednesday's showdown with the Grizzlies.

      Advice: All three players were rested on the second night of a back-to-back set on Monday, so this news comes as no surprise. Duncan is the only must-start option, while Ginobili is worth a look considering Tony Parker (hamstring) is on the sidelines. Splitter, on the other hand, is only an asset in deeper leagues until he earns a larger role. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:36 am
    • Kevin Garnett not on injury report Wednesday
      Kevin Garnett is not on the injury report Wednesday, and looks set to play vs. the Raptors on the second night of a back-to-back set.

      Advice: There was a good chance that KG would have sat this one out, but Brooklyn is desperate for a win and will keep the aging veteran active. However, Garnett is averaging less than 24 minutes per game this season and is only worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of rebounding and the occasional blocked shot. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:28 am
    • Cody Zeller (nose) will start on Wednesday
      Cody Zeller (nose) will start on Wednesday vs. the Suns.

      Advice: He will likely be playing in a mask, so it will be interesting to see if it has an impact on his game. Zeller has held onto the starting gig for now, but has failed to impress so far and often looks lost on the floor. Zeller is still worth a look in most leagues if he ever lives up to his potential, but we wouldn't recommend cutting a player you would miss for him. Marvin William's value takes a big hit with this news. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:26 am
    • Ersan Ilyasova (out) for Wednesday's game
      Ersan Ilyasova (out) is out for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: He is not expected to play on the current road trip, so the next chance he would have to play would be on Dec. 23 vs. Charlotte. Jabari Parker (knee) was ruled out for the rest of the season, so Ilyasova could see a bump in his minutes upon his return. He will have to string together a few good games before being considered in standard leagues, though. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:02 am
       
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      7:00 pm @ Por
    • John Henson (foot) listed as out for Wed
      John Henson (foot) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: There is still no clear indication as to when he will be ready, but the Bucks could certainly use him now that Jabari Parker (knee) was ruled out for the remainder of the season. We will update Henson's status when we know more, but owners should keep an eye on him in deeper leagues for his ability to block shots and rebound. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:58 am
       
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    • Kevin Love (illness) is game-time decision
      Kevin Love (illness) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: He wasn't able to participate in the morning shootaround, so owners will have to check back prior to tip-off for the official word. If Love can't go, Tristan Thompson would likely play all the minutes he could handle and would be worth a look in all leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:50 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Atl
    • Kevin Durant reaches 15,000 career points
      26-year-old Kevin Durant became the second youngest player in NBA history to reach 15,000 career points.

      Advice: LeBron James hit that milestone at age 25, but this just speaks volumes of how great these two players really are. Durant has just recently returned from a foot injury, and has yet to fully hit his stride. However, his minutes are trending up and he should soon begin to rejoin the conversation for the best player to own in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:05 am
    • Kenneth Faried (ankle) will start Wednesday
      Kenneth Faried (ankle) will start for the Nuggets on Wednesday after practicing in full on Tuesday.

      Advice: He has had some tough luck with injuries over the past two weeks, but he will look to put that behind him in a key matchup against Houston. Faried has been in a slump since the beginning of the season, but he is loaded with talent and should turn it around soon. The buy-low window is wide open, so now may be your chance to snag him in a trade. J.J. Hickson will return to the bench with this news, and owners in standard leagues can think about moving on. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:49 am
    • Ivan Johnson suspended one game in D-League
      Ivan Johnson was suspended for one game in the NBA D-League after making contact with a referee on Dec. 9.

      Advice: Johnson was last seen in the NBA playing for the Hawks in 2013, but this certainly isn't gong to help his chances of making it back to the league. Johnson is a solid rebounder, but until he can prove that he can consistently play at a high level he won't make it out of the D-League. He shouldn't be on any fantasy radars. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:24 am
    • Carl Landry scores 14 points off bench Tues
      Carl Landry scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting on Tuesday, adding four boards, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Fresh off of a double-double in Saturday's game, Landry kept it rolling and was a spark off of the bench for the Kings. However, Landry doesn't have a large enough role to be considered in standard leagues, and can be safely ignored on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:55 pm
    • Reggie Evans disappoints in start Tuesday
      Reggie Evans was disappointing in a start on Tuesday, playing just 19 minutes and finishing with four points, six boards, one assist and one block.

      Advice: He rightfully replaced Ryan Hollins in the starting lineup, but failed to impress in what was an off night for the rebounding machine. DeMarcus Cousins (illness) could be back as soon as Thursday, so there is no reason for Evans to be owned outside of the deepest of leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:43 pm
    • Rudy Gay drops 22 points, adds six boards
      Rudy Gay dropped 22 points in Tuesday's loss to the Thunder, adding six boards, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

      Advice: He shot just 8-of-20 from the field, but Gay has to be feeling gassed from carrying the Kings in the absence of DeMarcus Cousins (illness). Gay is one of the few players on the Kings roster who can create his own shot, so his shooting percentage is clearly going to take a hit until Cousins returns. While he does appear to be hobbling, Gay continues to log big minutes and belongs in all active lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:34 pm
    • Serge Ibaka has season-high seven blocks
      Serge Ibaka had a season-high seven blocks on Tuesday vs. the Kings, adding nine points, six boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

      Advice: The blocks were great, but the rest of the line was rather boring and there is no question that he has really struggled rebounding the ball this season. Ibaka should break out of his slump soon, and owners will have no choice but to be patient with him. He is still a must-start player, though. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:19 pm
    • Kevin Durant plays 35 minutes, drops 26 pts
      Kevin Durant played a season-high 35 minutes in a win over the Kings on Tuesday, finishing with 26 points, three boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: While it is great to see the minutes trending up for KD, this still wasn't a great game by his standards and he should be better in his next outing. Russell Westbrook has been carrying the load for the Thunder so far, but it may not be long before Durant regains his MVP form from last season. If there was ever a buy-low window, it would be right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:13 pm
    • Cory Jefferson shifts back to bench Tuesday
      Cory Jefferson moved back to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Heat, playing just 10 minutes and finishing with four points and two boards.

      Advice: Kevin Garnett was back in the starting lineup Tuesday, which absolutely shattered Jefferson's value. Unless KG misses more time in the future, which we are betting he will, Jefferson can be left on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:28 pm
    • Mirza Teletovic returns to action on Tuesday
      Mirza Teletovic returned to action on Tuesday, finishing with five points, one assist and one 3-pointer in 11 minutes.

      Advice: After missing the previous three games, it is not surprising to see the Nets ease him back into action. Teletovic should see his role increase again soon, and he deserves a long look in most leagues for his ability to knock down 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:23 pm
    • Kevin Garnett grabs 10 boards in loss Tuesday
      Kevin Garnett grabbed 10 boards in Tuesday's loss to the Heat, adding just four points, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes.

      Advice: After missing Saturday's game in order to rest, Garnett looked like he needed more time on the sidelines as he was simply terrible all game. He will be in danger of missing more games as the season progresses, and will be tough to own in standard leagues moving forward. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    • Mason Plumlee stays hot, scores 21 points
      Mason Plumlee stayed hot on Tuesday during a loss to the Heat, scoring 21 points to go with nine boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He was impressive once again on Tuesday and managed to connect on 8-of-12 from the field. Brook Lopez isn't expected to be re-evaluated until Saturday, so the window for playing time is still open for Plumlee. If you are in need of short-term value, Plumlee is definitely worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:06 pm
    • Mitch McGary (shin) will not play on Tuesday
      Mitch McGary (shin) will not play in Tuesday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: He is dealing with some soreness, but it is not expected to be serious at all. McGary is not in the rotation anyways and can be left on the waiver wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:32 pm
       
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    • Reggie Evans to draw the start on Tuesday
      Reggie Evans is set to draw the start for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder, replacing Ryan Hollins.

      Advice: Hollins has been ineffective in the starting lineup, so the move makes sense. Hollins can be cut across the board while Evans is worth a look for short-term value for owners in need of rebounding. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:02 pm
    • Mirza Teletovic (hip) will play on Tuesday
      Mirza Teletovic (hip) will play on Tuesday as the Nets take on the Heat.

      Advice: He's going to come off the bench, but he'll still see some increased opportunity with Brook Lopez (back) sidelined. However, Teletovic remains a risky play in daily leagues due to his hit-or-miss nature. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:54 pm
    • Kevin Garnett will start Tuesday vs. Miami
      Kevin Garnett will return to the starting lineup on Tuesday, sending Cory Jefferson back to the bench.

      Advice: Garnett was rested on Saturday, but he'll return to the lineup tonight. He has a favorable matchup vs. a depleted Miami frontcourt, and makes for a decent plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:49 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (ankle) will play Wednesday
      Updating a previous report, Kenneth Faried (ankle) will return to the starting lineup on Wednesday as the Nuggets take on the Rockets.

      Advice: J.J. Hickson will head back to the bench upon Faried's return, and he can be cut in standard leagues. Faried hasn't been living up to his potential this season, but there are still a lot of games left, and he tends to be a second-half player. The buy-low window remains open. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:19 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (ankle) returns to practice
      Kenneth Faried (ankle) returned to practice on Tuesday.

      Advice: This is a good sign for Faried possibly being able to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets after sitting out on Sunday. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, so stay tuned for more updates as we near Wednesday's tip. If Faried returns, J.J. Hickson will head back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:34 pm
    • Dwight Howard (knee) questionable for Wed.
      Dwight Howard (right knee strain) is now being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Denver

      Advice: Howard returned to the lineup on Saturday, logging 30 minutes and putting up 26 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks. However, he said he felt "tight" on Sunday, and it's a bit concerning that the Rockets are listing him as questionable after he missed a month with the injury. If he's forced to sit, Tarik Black would slide back into the starting lineup, although he doesn’t do enough to warrant consideration in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:56 am
    • Cody Zeller (broken nose) questionable Wed.
      Cody Zeller suffered a broken nose during Monday's game, and is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Phoenix.

      Advice: Zeller will need to be fitted for a mask, and if he's unable to go on Wednesday, Marvin Williams would get all the minutes he can handle. Noah Vonleh could also step into the rotation, although head coach Steve Clifford has been pretty reluctant to give Vonleh minutes, so it's more likely Charlotte would go small with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist seeing minutes at the four-spot. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:26 am
    • Spoelstra unsure how long Chris Bosh out
      Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said he doesn't know how long Chris Bosh (calf) will be out and can't even put a guess on it.

      Advice: While Bosh was a limited participant in Monday's practice, Spoelstra's comments allude to a lengthier absence than just a game or two. With Josh McRoberts (knee) out and Dwyane Wade (illness) questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nets, we could see a lot of Justin Hamilton, Udonis Haslem, and Shawne Williams in the short-term. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:32 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Greg Monroe denies trade request
      Greg Monroe denied asking the Pistons for a trade and said that he would never initiate trade talks.

      Advice: Responding to a report that said he has asked the Pistons for a trade, Monroe said there is no truth to those rumors. "If they feel the need to come to me, obviously, I would have to have that discussion," he said. "But that discussion would have to be initiated by them. It would never be initiated by me." We'll see if there's fire to go with this smoke soon enough, but Jonas Jerebko and Kyle Singler would be the fantasy beneficiaries if a trade does go down. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:22 am
    • Cousins could play on Thursday vs. Bucks
      DeMarcus Cousins (viral meningitis) could play on Thursday against the Bucks, but his minutes would be limited.

      Advice: Cousins is in the middle of a storm right now and it will be extremely interesting to watch how he reacts as chess pieces appear to be moving wildly around him without his input. To his credit, he has taken the high road while expressing his displeasure with the situation, and if he keeps his head down and plays hard he'll probably come out of this situation smelling better than most. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:52 pm
       
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    • Turn back the clock: Love posts 22-18-5-4-4
      Kevin Love scored 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting (including four threes) with a season-high 18 rebounds, five assists and four steals in Monday's win over the Bobcats.

      Advice: Don't look now but Love is a top 25-30 value and trending upward. The buy low window slams with the output. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:27 pm
       
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      4:00 pm vs Atl
    • Taj Gibson turns in a nice game in loss
      Taj Gibson made 7-of-11 from the field for 15 points against the Hawks on Monday with 17 boards, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: He was very busy in the low post on both ends for the Bulls. Gibson is likely looking at another start with Joakim Noah (ankle) still on the mend. In his previous eight starts, he averaged 14.5 points, 7.6 boards, 1.6 blocks and 0.6 steals in 35.3 minutes. He's a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:22 pm
       
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    • Furkan Aldemir scores two in debut
      Furkan Aldemir scored two points in his NBA debut on Monday with two rebounds and one assist in 10 minutes.

      Advice: He saw first half action tonight, so it wasn't just garbage time. Aldemir is still nowhere near getting on the radar in most leagues and he looked very raw tonight. He's only worth a look in ridiculously deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:15 pm
    • Cody Zeller suffers nasal contusion
      Cody Zeller suffered a nasal contusion and the Bobcats don't think he suffered a concussion in Monday's game.

      Advice: Zeller played 18 minutes with four points and three boards and that's been his workload for a bit now. Marvin Williams will see his minutes guaranteed if Zeller misses any time, but a nose bruise doesn't sound too serious so we're calling him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:44 pm
    • Cousins (virus) out on Tuesday vs. Thunder
      DeMarcus Cousins (viral meningitis) will not play on Tuesday against the Thunder.

      Advice: Cousins is saying all the right things about the Mike Malone departure, but he hasn't made his dissatisfaction completely unknown, so it's going to be interesting to see how things progress in new owner Vivek Ranadive's laboratory. As for his absence, plugged-in sports producer Sean Cunningham gave a pure guess on Sunday against the Lakers for a return. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:25 pm
       
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    • Is Aldemir going to get minutes?
      Furkan Aldemir is officially active on Monday against the Celtics.

      Advice: "Welcome to Philly. You've got Sullinger,"coach Brett Brown said. It's an interesting quote from Brown and perhaps he's going to get in the rotation. However, fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see approach in almost any case. Henry Sims would likely lose minutes, if Aldemir does play. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:33 pm
    • Dwight Howard had some soreness
      Dwight Howard "was tight" on Sunday after a game on Saturday, but is good to go for Wednesday.

      Advice: He played 30 minutes after missing a month, so some soreness was to be expected. Luckily, the Rockets have a few days off before they'll play on Wednesday. He can be inserted into most fantasy lineups now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:43 pm
    • Pistons asking for a 1st-round pick on Monroe
      The Pistons are reportedly asking for a first-round pick in exchange for Greg Monroe.

      Advice: It's pretty clear that the Pistons are not going to bring him back after he signed a qualifying offer over the summer. The Pistons are also one of the worst teams in the NBA with a 13-game losing streak being snapped last week -- they're on a two-game winning streak now. If Monroe is dealt, Jonas Jerebko and Kyle Singler would benefit most. Monroe would likely lose value. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:51 pm
    • Duncan, Manu, Tiago & Parker out for Monday
      Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tiago Splitter and Tony Parker are out against the Blazers on Monday.

      Advice: It's the second night of a back-to-back set, so this news is not a surprise. The Spurs do have a game on Wednesday followed by a back-to-back set starting on Friday, so there is a chance that these three guys sit out two games this week. With Duncan out, Boris Diaw and Aron Baynes will benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:36 pm
    • Chris Bosh out Tuesday, could miss weeks?
      Chris Bosh (calf) was a limited participant in Monday's practice and will not travel to Brooklyn for Tuesday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Bosh is facing the possibility of missing weeks with his calf injury, but it sounds like it will really be day-by-day for the time being. With Josh McRoberts (knee) out indefinitely and Dwyane Wade (flu) questionable against the Nets, the Heat are devolving into a giant mess. Justin Hamilton, Udonis Haslem and Shawne Williams will help to fill in for Bosh (and McRoberts). Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:19 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Chris Bosh admits to losing quickness, speed
      Chris Bosh admitted to losing some quickness and speed in a recent interview.

      Advice: Discussing how his game has changed since taking over as the primary option, Bosh explained, "My mid-range is more solid, which it has to be, because I've lost some quickness and speed. My three-point shot is a lot better. I'm a better passer, and the game is a little bit more under control." Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:08 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Sixers officially sign Furkan Aldemir to deal
      Sixers sign F Furkan Adlemir.

      Advice: Aldemir will be immediately active, but it's not clear what his role in the rotation will be just yet. He can be left on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:35 am
    • Chris Bosh (calf) could be out for weeks?
      There is a possibility that Chris Bosh (calf) could be out for "a few weeks."

      Advice: Bosh is being listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Nets, but he's expected to be reevaluated on Monday. Bosh had no explanation for the injury, and he said that if he tries to play through the injury, "the muscle could tear away from the bone." If Bosh misses extended time, Dwyane Wade will be asked to carry a bigger load for the Heat, but pretty much everyone will have to step up as no one man will replace Bosh's statistical production. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:53 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Smith better after blister, leg woes subside
      Josh Smith said he was feeling better after being hampered by "nagging injuries," including a foot blister and leg woes.

      Advice: "Time is good. Bones don't feel as stiff, but just been able to get a lot of work in before the game, a lot of stretching, a lot of massages on the legs and try to open everything up to be a little looser early on in the game." Coach Stan Van Gundy even noted that he sees a difference with Smith, saying he's "looked quicker." The "leg woes" are worth watching, but Smith has averaged 16.5 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals and 3.5 blocks over the last two games, and the Pistons have won both. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:07 am
       
      4:30 pm vs Dal
    • Serge Ibaka's slump continues
      Serge Ibaka stayed cold on Sunday with 12 points, four rebounds and no blocks in just 18 minutes.

      Advice: He got into some foul trouble and then the Thunder ran away with the game. He had zero rebounds last Thursday before fouling out and is mired in a slump, averaging 12.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over his last five games. He's had five or fewer rebounds in four of his last five games, but owners have to keep running him out there and hope that he'll break out of the funk sooner than later. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:52 am
    • Chris Bosh (calf) is unsure of his return
      Chris Bosh (calf) is unsure when he will return to action for the Heat, and is expected to be re-evaluated on Monday to determine his status for Tuesday's game vs. Brooklyn.

      Advice: "It wasn't anything that happened in particular, no one play," Bosh said. "It's a strain, and we're trying to see how my body responds. Hopefully it'll be better tomorrow, but it's a day-by-day thing." Bosh had to miss Sunday's game, and his absence was clearly felt as the Heat were crushed by the Bulls. We expect an update from the Heat soon, and if Bosh has to miss any time expect Shawne Williams, Justin Hamilton, and Josh McRoberts (knee) to see a boost in playing time. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:34 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Mitch McGary makes his NBA debut Sunday
      Mitch McGary made his NBA debut on Sunday, finishing with three points and four boards in seven minutes.

      Advice: He looks incredibly active when he is on the floor, and even showed off his quickness on several occasions. There is no doubt that McGary has some upside, but until he becomes a key part of the rotation he won't have fantasy value in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:46 pm
       
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    • Kevin Durant scores 23 points in 24 minutes
      Kevin Durant scored 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting in Sunday's win over the Suns, adding eight boards, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

      Advice: This game was over in a hurry which explains the low minutes, but he was still able to muster up an impressive game. Coach Scott Brooks said on Sunday that Durant's minutes were going to be increased, so his value is only going to go up from here. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:35 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (ankle) out Sunday vs. Spurs
      Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Faried injured his ankle during Saturday's game against the Rockets, and though he was able to return to that game, his ankle is too sore to give it a go today. J.J. Hickson, Jusuf Nurkic, and Darrell Arthur will all benefit with Faried sidelined, with Hickson and Arthur offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:44 pm
    • Report: Furkan Aldemir get 4-year, $12M deal
      Furkan Aldemir has reportedly landed a four-year, $12 million deal with the 76ers, with the first two-years guaranteed.

      Advice: Aldemir could be ready to go for Monday's game vs. Boston, but owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with the Turkish big man, as his upside is limited. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:26 pm
    • Kevin Durant's minutes will increase on Sun.
      Scott Brooks said that Kevin Durant's minutes will be increased for Sunday's game vs. Phoenix.

      Advice: Brooks would not say how much, but more time on the court can only be seen as a positive sign for owners of Durant. Obviously he's a must-start option, so go ahead and roll him out there for what should be a high-scoring, up-tempo game against the Suns. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:30 pm
    • Chris Bosh (calf) out Sunday vs. Chicago
      Chris Bosh (calf strain) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Bosh said he strained his calf sometime during the Jazz game on Friday, but he did not notice the injury until Saturday. With both Bosh and Josh McRoberts (knee) sidelined, Shawne Williams and Udonis Haslem will see some increased opportunity. However, Dwyane Wade will be tasked with carrying the offensive workload, and he is the guy people should target in daily leagues with Bosh out. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:33 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Furkan Aldemir finally receives his visa
      Furkan Aldemir finally received his visa and is expected to join the 76ers very shortly.

      Advice: If he was coming to any other team, he would not be on the fantasy map at all. However, this is the 76ers we are talking about and it wouldn't be out of the question if he became a part of the rotation at some point this season. However, Aldemir's game is limited and owners in standard leagues can monitor him comfortably from the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:38 am
    • Josh Smith flirts with a 5x5 in win vs. Kings
      Josh Smith was three steals short of a five-by-five line during a 95-90 win over the Kings on Saturday, racking up 21 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, five blocks and two steals in 38 minutes.

      Advice: Technically, he did have a five-by-five with his seven turnovers. Smith's output in defense is really coming on with 2.4 blocks in his last five and he's actually made 45.1 percent from the field in that span, too. J-Smoove will be a stud in points leagues and a tough player to own in standards. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:49 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Dal
    • Greg Monroe comes off the bench on Sat.
      Greg Monroe came off the bench on Saturday with 24 points, eight rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 32 minutes.

      Advice: It doesn't really matter if he's coming off the bench or starting. In fact, Monroe has higher averages in points, boards and steals while coming off the bench. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:45 pm
    • Rudy Gay scores 20 points on 22 FGAs
      Rudy Gay made 6-of-22 from the field for 20 points against the Pistons during a 95-90 loss on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, eight assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: Outside of the awful shooting, this was a pretty nice line from Gay. He has been battling some Achilles soreness and has faded recently later in games. In fact, Gay has made 52.6 percent from the field in the first half of games and just 38.6 percent in the second half of games this season. Regardless, he'll be a stud a long as he stays healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:33 pm
    • Carl Landry double-doubles on Saturday
      Carl Landry double-doubled against the Pistons on Saturday with 15 points, 11 rebounds and one block in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He averaged just 6.4 points, 3.7 boards and 0.2 blocks in his previous 10, so this game was a fluke. Landry hasn't really capitalized on his chance without DeMarcus Cousins (illness) and is not worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:26 pm
    • Dwight Howard scores 26 points in his return
      Dwight Howard played 30 minutes in his return to the lineup against the Nuggets on Saturday, scoring 26 points with 13 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks.

      Advice: He was 9-of-11 from the field and 8-of-18 from the line, so it was like he never left. Howard picked up his 10,000th rebound of his career tonight and dominated in the paint on both ends. The Rockets are off until Wednesday, so Dwight gets to heal after being off for almost one month. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:05 pm
    • Kenneth Faried returns from an ankle issue
      Kenneth Faried returned from an in-game ankle injury on Saturday against the Rockets, finishing with seven points, three rebounds, two assists and one block in 20 minutes.

      Advice: He's easily the most frustrating player to own this season. Faried is the No. 164 player based on per-game value in standard leagues and his numbers are actually trending down. The Nuggets paid him big bucks and they kept him in the doghouse in December last year as well, so there is still hope for him to turn it around. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:49 pm
    • Mason Plumlee double-doubles in win Saturday
      Mason Plumlee double-doubled in a win against Charlotte on Saturday, finishing with 11 points, 13 boards, two assists and one block in 39 minutes.

      Advice: He is going to be capable of doing this every time that Brook Lopez (back) or Kevin Garnett (foot) misses a game so this line is not surprising. Though he is wildly inconsistent, Plumlee is worth a long look in all leagues until Brooklyn gets some of their players back from injury. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:32 pm
    • Cory Jefferson plays well in start for Nets
      Cory Jefferson played well in the first start of his NBA career on Saturday, scoring 11 points on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting to go with five boards, two assists and one block in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He got some extended run with Kevin Garnett (foot) and Mirza Teletovic (hip) out of the lineup, but he should have grabbed your attention after this game. Jefferson could emerge as a decent asset in deeper leagues if he keeps getting playing time, but owners in standard leagues should use a wait-and-see approach here. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:20 pm
    • Kenneth Faried returns to game on Saturday
      Kenneth Faried left Saturday's game against Houston and has since returned to the game.

      Advice: He took a hard foul by Joey Dorsey and struggled to get back on his feet. Faried was clearly in pain and it should be noted that he just recently missed two games with a lower back strain. We will monitor this situation closely but it appears that Faried dodged a bullet here. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:02 pm
    • Greg Monroe shifts back to bench on Saturday
      Greg Monroe is shifting back to the bench for Saturday's game against the Kings, and Kyle Singler will replace him.

      Advice: Coach Stan Van Gundy has shuffled his lineups all season, so owners should know by now that this isn't a permanent move. Monroe will get his minutes no matter what and is still a must-own player, while Singler is only an option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:53 pm
    • Dwight Howard expected to play 20-24 minutes
      Dwight Howard (knee) is expected to play 20-24 minutes in his return on Saturday.

      Advice: He'll play in 4-5 minute spurts, according to coach Kevin McHale. The Rockets played really well without Howard and they certainly won't want him to aggravate his knee injury, so he could see limited playing time for a few games. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:26 pm
    • Cory 'Airball' Jefferson starting on Saturday
      Cory Jefferson is starting at power forward against the Hornets on Saturday.

      Advice: Well, he's come a long way since his airball 3-pointer from Wednesday. The Nets are very thin in their frontcourt and could give Jefferson minutes in the 20s tonight. If you're looking for boards and blocks, he could help you in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:58 pm
    • Mirza Teletovic will not play on Saturday
      Mirza Teletovic (hip) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

      Advice: It'll be his third game out of the lineup. Teletovic's hip pointer has made him questionable for each game, but the Nets have ruled him out fairly quickly. He could be worth a stash, but might be out a little longer. Expect Alan Anderson, Sergey Karasev and Bojan Bogdanovic to get more shots. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:36 pm
    • Kevin Garnett and Mirza Teletovic out vs. CHA
      Kevin Garnett (rest) and Mirza Teletovic (hip) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

      Advice: It's the second half of a back-to-back set, so it's no surprise to see Garnett out. He looked old on Friday and probably needs the day off today. Garnett will likely be back for Tuesday. Mason Plumlee is a nice option tonight while Cory Jefferson is suddenly picking up steam in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:32 pm
    • Dwight Howard will play on Saturday vs. DEN
      Dwight Howard (knee) will play against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: "I'm just thankful to be back out there," Howard said. "Nobody wants to sit on the bench in a suit and watch his team play." The Rockets have been rolling without him, winning nine of their last 10 games. Howard has been out since Nov. 19 and should get a good amount of minutes. Donatas Motiejunas should see his usage rate go down while Tarik Black and Joey Dorsey will lose most of their minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:01 pm
    • Kenneth Faried to come off bench again Sat
      Kenneth Faried will come off of the bench again on Saturday, though coach Brain Shaw stressed that the move was not permanent.

      Advice: J.J. Hickson will draw another start, but it is at least somewhat encouraging that coach Shaw said it wasn't permanent. Faried is loaded with upside and it is only a matter of time before he gets it going, so the buy-low window could be gone before you know it. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:49 am
    • Mirza Teletovic (hip) is questionable on Sat
      Mirza Teletovic (hip) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Hornets.

      Advice: He has already missed the last two games but could be in for some serious playing time if he is feeling up to it with Brook Lopez (back) out of the lineup and Kevin Garnett dealing with an ailing foot. We should know more shortly and owners will have no choice but to wait patently until we get official confirmation. Mason Plumlee would see all the minutes he could handle if Teletovic sits this one out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:47 am
    • Dwight Howard (knee) upgraded to probable
      Dwight Howard (knee) was upgraded to probable for Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets.

      Advice: After sitting out for 11 games in a row, Howard may finally make his return to the court in a favorable matchup with Denver. There is still a chance he sits, so owners need to be on alert for any updates prior to the game. If Howard sits, Donatas Motiejunas will continue to be a must-start option while Tarik Black and Joey Dorsey will also see increased run. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:45 am
    • Mitch McGary recalled from NBA D-League
      Mitch McGary was recalled from the NBA D-League on Saturday, and is available for the Thunder's game against Phoenix on Sunday.

      Advice: The Michigan product has been bouncing back from the Thunder and the D-League all season, and he won't have any fantasy value in the near future. Leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:45 am
       
      Injured
    • Duncan passes Jerry West on scoring list
      Tim Duncan (rest) returned to action in the Spurs' 112-110 loss to the Lakers on Friday, scoring 19 points on 9-of-16 shooting with 18 rebounds and two blocks.

      Advice: Duncan also passed Jerry West for 18th on the all-time scoring list, but he was probably so mad about the loss that he gently tipped over a potted plant in his living room. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:13 am
    • Smith double-doubles with 12 and 11
      Josh Smith scored 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting (1-of-4 from deep, 1-of-4 from the line) with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in Friday's win over the Suns.

      Advice: Smith is barely worth owning this season in 12-team, 8-cat leagues and in 9-cat leagues you have to be punting in those sized leagues to think about using him. But owners can be fools for popcorn lines and this line has all sorts of goodies, so think about moving Smith any time he puts up one of these. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:16 am
       
      4:30 pm vs Dal
    • Mason Plumlee has best game of the season
      Mason Plumlee made 9-of-14 from the field for 18 points with 10 rebounds and two steals against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: He did a very good job on the defensive end and kept his fouls down. Plumlee will likely get a couple more starts with Brook Lopez (back) and Mirza Teletovic (hip) on the shelf. If you're looking for a center, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:53 pm
    • Kevin Garnett scores seven in return
      Kevin Garnett played 22 minutes against the 76ers on Friday with seven points, 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He is dealing with a foot injury and didn't look totally comfortable on the offensive end. Garnett is going to be handled with kid gloves all season and is not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:43 pm
    • Cory Jefferson scores six, blocks three
      Cory Jefferson played a career-high 28 minutes against the 76ers on Friday with six points, seven rebounds, one steal and three blocks.

      Advice: He matched his career high in points while setting new ones in boards and blocks. Jefferson is probably more famous for his pathetic 3-point attempt on Wednesday, but he has a 7'1 wingspan and a 38-inch max vert, so there is some potential. Of course, he's nowhere near being on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:37 pm
    • Mirza Teletovic is traveling with the team
      Mirza Teletovic (hip) is traveling with the team for Saturday's game against the Hornets.

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

      Advice: Coach Stan Van Gundy can't get out of his own way with lineups, so he's trying the big group against the Suns. Monroe puts up solid numbers no matter what his role is. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:08 pm
    • Tim Duncan is good to go for Friday
      Tim Duncan will play against the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: He rested on Wednesday and there was never really a doubt. He will likely abuse the frontcourt of the Lakers, so make sure he's in your lineup. Aron Baynes loses some value. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:01 pm
    • Kevin Garnett (foot) will start on Friday
      Kevin Garnett (foot) will start on Friday as the Nets take on the 76ers.

      Advice: Garnett has a favorable matchup tonight, and he may have to play some extended minutes with Mirza Teletovic (hip) sidelined. Garnett has been better than expected this year, averaging 7.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, so he could make for a decent low-budget option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:53 pm
    • Mirza Teletovic (hip) out on Friday night
      Mirza Teletovic (hip) will not play against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: The Nets will go with Mason Plumlee in the starting lineup again. Teletovic was putting up some decent output with Brook Lopez going down and might be worth stashing for owners needing treys. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:53 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins could practice next week
      DeMarcus Cousins (illness) could practice next week, according to coach Mike Malone.

      Advice: That means he's likely over one week from returning. Cousins did a light workout on Friday and will likely have a few more of those. His fantasy owners should be planning on benching him next week. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:48 pm
       
      Injured
    • DeMarcus Cousins getting shots up at practice
      DeMarcus Cousins (illness) was getting shots up at practice on Friday.

      Advice: He still has no timetable to return and there are some reports of him being out until January. The Kings are not going to rush him back, but there is a decent chance he can make it back in a week or so. Until then, Derrick Williams, Ben McLemore and Darren Collison have stepped up while Ryan Hollins and Reggie Evans will get more minutes as well. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:09 pm
       
      Injured
    • Ersan Ilyasova not traveling for road trip
      Ersan Ilyasova (nose) is not going to travel with the Bucks for their four-game road trip.

      Advice: "I've broken my nose several times in the past eight years, and so far this is one of the worst ones," Ilyasova said. "I had a couple fractures, some of the new and old ones." That means he's out until Dec. 23 with his broken nose. Expect to see more Jabari Parker, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Zaza Pachulia. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:09 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Por
    • Dwight Howard listed as doubtful for now
      Dwight Howard (knee) is still listed as doubtful for Saturday.

      Advice: The Rockets will likely update his status tomorrow and he is expected to be upgraded in some capacity. Howard and the Rockets are hopeful he can play, so players like Donatas Motiejunas, Tarik Black and Joey Dorsey will lose some playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:12 am
    • Ersan Ilyasova (face) limited to conditioning
      Ersan Ilyasova (face) has not yet been cleared to return to practice, but he will be re-evaluated on Monday.

      Advice: Ersan has been limited to doing light conditioning work, and given the fact he hasn’t been cleared for practice, it's looking pretty safe to assume he won't be able to go on Saturday vs. the Clippers. With Ilyasova sidelined, Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo will continue to log heavy minutes for the Bucks. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:06 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Por
    • Kevin Durant says he's close to 100 percent
      Kevin Durant stated after Thursday's win that he's getting close to being his regular self.

      Advice: Durant scored eight of his 19 points during the fourth quarter of Thursday's win over the LeBron James-less Cavs, and he's managing to put up early-round value despite being limited to 30 minutes per game. He's been the best player in fantasy basketball for the past five years, but he does carry a bit of injury risk this year. Still, it couldn't hurt to send out a few buy-low offers before he has a traditional KD 40-point-game. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:23 am
    • Rudy Gay still wears pressurized walking boot
      Rudy Gay continues to wear a pressurized walking boot on his right foot, as he's still dealing with Achilles tendinitis.

      Advice: Gay is playing despite dealing with the discomfort, but this will be something we'll continue to monitor. He's missed a couple games this year due to his troublesome Achilles, and if he were ever to miss extended time, Omri Casspi would make for a solid pickup. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:53 am
    • Rudy Gay struggles against the Rockets
      Rudy Gay made 4-of-18 from the field for 13 points during a 113-109 overtime loss to the Rockets on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, eight assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: His shots are up since DeMarcus Cousins went down, but he's shot the ball fairly well until tonight. Gay made 50 percent or higher in four of previous six games without Cousins and should be just fine without him. His fantasy owners' biggest concern should be his Achilles, which cost him two games earlier this season. To be clear, he looks healthy right now. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:01 pm
    • Kevin Durant finishes strong after slow start
      Kevin Durant scored the Thunder's last eight points of their 103-94 win against the Cavs on Thursday, finishing with 19 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He is going to play in the second half of the back-to-back set on Friday, and he'll likely still see his minutes around 30. Durant has still been able to post third-round value in standard fantasy leagues despite the low minutes and his lack of defensive stats before tonight, so it'll be just a matter of time before he's a top two player in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:26 pm
    • Kevin Love double-doubles in loss to OKC
      Kevin Love made 5-of-13 from the field for 18 points during a 103-94 loss to the Thunder on Thursday with 16 boards, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

      Advice: He had a somewhat successful outing against Serge Ibaka and was part of the reason Ibaka fouled out. Love didn't play on the ball much tonight and his role has completely changed compared to last year. Still, he's coming on nicely and did make 50.4 percent from the field in his previous 10 games. He'll get to cover Anthony Davis on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:06 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Atl
    • Serge Ibaka fouls out in 26 minutes
      Serge Ibaka fouled out in 26 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday, scoring seven points with one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It was his first game without a rebound since 2011 and the fourth of his career. Ibaka's rebounding average dropped to 7.2 per game, which is down from 8.8 last season. This will probably be one of his worst games, so feel free to try and buy low while you can. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:28 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins is around the team
      DeMarcus Cousins (illness) has been around the team for the past few days and is improving.

      Advice: He isn't doing any basketball activities and the Kings are just going to take it slow. Cousins could be out for the rest of the month, but nothing his certain. His fantasy owners should just bench him for now. Jason Thompson, Reggie Evans and Ryan Hollins are getting some more run sans DMC. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:11 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Durant will play Friday vs. Minnesota
      Kevin Durant will play Friday vs. Minnesota.

      Advice: There was some concern that the Thunder may hold Durant out of back-to-back sets, but head coach Scott Brooks told reporters on Thursday that he will be available for Friday's game. Continue to roll him out there as you would. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:04 pm
    • John Henson (foot) targeting West Coast trip
      John Henson (foot) is hopeful to return sometime during the Bucks upcoming West Coast road trip, which begins on Dec. 15.

      Advice: "I'm still trying to get some swelling out and make sure it's pain free," said Henson. "I'm still trying for the West Coast trip but we'll see." Henson has been out since Nov. 25, and still has yet to return to practice. He was averaging a meager 4.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game before going down, so he can only be viewed as an asset in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:55 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Por
    • Ersan Ilyasova (face) doesn't practice Thurs.
      Ersan Ilyasova's face is still too swollen to be fitted for a mask, and until the swelling goes down he will be unable to practice.

      Advice: Ilyasova was targeting a return for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers, but the fact that he still hasn't been able to return to practice is putting that in jeopardy. Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo will continue to see heavy minutes with Ilyasova sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:39 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Por
    • Mirza Teletovic (hip) practices on Thursday
      Mirza Teletovic (right hip pointer) returned to practice on Thursday.

      Advice: This is a positive sign for Mirza being able to suit up for Friday's game vs. the 76ers, and he'll have some nice short-term value while Brook Lopez (back) is out of commission. Kevin Garnett (foot) was unable to practice on Thursday, and if he can't play Friday Teletovic (if able to play) could see heavy minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:01 pm
    • Kevin Garnett misses Thursday practice
      Kevin Garnett (foot) was absent from Thursday's practice.

      Advice: This comes as no surprise as Garnett underwent an MRI on his foot Wednesday night. The good news is that the his MRI came back negative, but the Nets are likely to take a cautious approach with the 38-year-old. We'll consider him questionable for Friday's game against Philadelphia while Mason Plumlee, Jerome Jordan, Cory Jefferson, Miza Teletovic (hip), and newly-acquired Brandon Davies would get extra run if he is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:33 am
    • Jordan Hill wants to attempt more treys
      Jordan Hill is trying to expand on his range and wants to attempt more three-pointers.

      Advice: Hill has only attempted 11 three-pointers in his six-year NBA career, but he's not letting that hurt his confidence. "If I took 100 3s right now, I would say I could make close to 50," Hill said. "Probably 40." Hill's targeted percentages would put him among the league leaders, but his fantasy owners will have to settle for his relatively inconsistent rebounding numbers until he decides to unleash his inner Kyle Korver. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:21 am
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Durant says foot not a concern
      Kevin Durant is not worried about re-injuring his surgically-repaired right foot

      Advice: Durant is still on a minutes restriction, but the reigning MVP isn't holding back because of the Jones fracture that caused him to miss the first month of the season. "I'm one of those guys that's going to play how I play if I'm out on the court," he said. "If I try to hold back and worry about what may happen, that's when I don't bring the edge I usually play with. Whatever happens, happens." This is great news for Durant's fantasy owners as it sounds like he's ready to assume his place as the top fantasy option out there. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:46 am
    • Dwight Howard targeting Saturday return
      Dwight Howard (knee) is aiming to return for Saturday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Howard will have missed 11 consecutive games leading up to Saturday, but there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. "That's the plan," Howard said of his potential Saturday return. "I don't want to put a date on it, but that might be the best time. We'll have a couple days of practice and I should be ready to go." Once Howard is ready to return, Tarik Black will take a spot on the Rockets' bench while Donatas Motiejunas will see his fantasy value take a bit of a hit. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:24 am
    • Kenneth Faried scores 13 off Nuggets bench
      Kenneth Faried returned from a back injury on Wednesday and came off the bench, finishing with 13 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes.

      Advice: He may have come off the bench in order to be worked back in slowly after missing time with a back injury, or Brian Shaw may really not like the guy. Either way, given his salary and skills, it's hard to imagine him coming off the bench a week from now. Don't give up on him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:14 pm
    • Chris Bosh surprisingly quiet vs. Nuggets
      Chris Bosh, who had 34 points on Tuesday, hit just 5-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 14 points, two rebounds and a block against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Nuggets generally get abused by opposing bigs, so this line from Bosh was a disappointment. Dwyane Wade had 10 points on 4-of-15 shooting in a blowout loss, and you can expect both players to bounce back on Friday, when they face the Jazz in Utah. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:09 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Taj Gibson posts monster line in win
      Taj Gibson had 11 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high six blocks in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: The Nets are a sieve to opposing bigs right now and Gibson and Pau Gasol combined for 27 points, 26 rebounds and 10 blocks tonight. He's over his ankle injury and is worth starting in fantasy leagues, especially with Joakim Noah dealing with an ankle injury of his own right now. The last time Gibson blocked six shots in a game was Jan. of 2011. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:47 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mason Plumlee starts, goes for 8 & 8
      Mason Plumlee started at center on Wednesday and had eight points, eight rebounds, two assists and three blocks on 3-of-11 shooting in 28 minutes.

      Advice: He also hit just 2-of-5 free throws and his line would have looked much better had his shot been falling. With Brook Lopez out indefinitely and Kevin Garnett suffering a foot injury tonight, Plumlee looks like a player to grab if you need a short-term center. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:34 pm
    • X-rays negative on Kevin Garnett's foot
      X-rays were negative on Kevin Garnett's foot.

      Advice: The Nets are running out of players and they're already without Brook Lopez (back), so hopefully KG is OK. If Garnett misses time, Mason Plumlee, Jerome Jordan, Cory Jefferson and Mirza Teletovic (hip) would get more playing time. Garnett finished with 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 26 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:37 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (back) coming off the bench
      Kenneth Faried (back) will come off the bench against the Heat on Wednesday.

      Advice: He will back up J.J. Hickson tonight and it's unclear how many minutes he'll get Faried has been a massive letdown and should get better soon. His fantasy owners should just bench him. Faried coming back hurts Darrell Arthur. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:56 pm
    • Taj Gibson is starting on Wednesday
      Taj Gibson will start against the Nets on Wednesday.

      Advice: This move was expected to happen with Joakim Noah (ankle) out tonight. Gibson has been spectacular in his starts, so make sure he's in your lineup. Nikola Mirotic should get some more run. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:11 pm
       
      Injured
    • Tim Duncan will not play on Wednesday
      Tim Duncan will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is getting rest tonight on the second half of a back-to-back set. Chances are he's going to be replaced to be replaced by Aron Baynes, but Duncan should be fine for Friday night. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:05 pm
    • Mirza Teletovic out Wednesday w/ hip pointer
      Mirza Teletovic will not play vs. the Bulls on Wednesday due to a right hip pointer.

      Advice: The Nets are seriously depleted with Mirza, Brook Lopez (back) and Joe Johnson (flu) all out of commission. Mason Plumlee and Kevin Garnett will be pressed into heavy action against the Bulls' frontcourt, and more minutes should also be available for backup C Jerome Jordan. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:54 pm
    • Mason Plumlee will start on Wednesday night
      Mason Plumlee will start next to Kevin Garnett on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Nets have lost previous starters Mirza Teletovic (hip, game-time decision) and Brook Lopez (back) to injuries. Plumlee will likely see an increase from his 19 minutes on Monday and is a decent pickup in fantasy leagues if you're OK with poor foul shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:31 pm
    • Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobil are questionable Wed
      Tim Duncan (rest) and Manu Ginobili (rest) are questionable to play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's the second half of a back-to-back, so there will always be some uncertainty with these guys. Duncan is catching up to Jerry West on the all-time scoring list, but it might not happen tonight. If he's out, it'll be Aron Baynes and Tiago Splitter (calf) benefiting. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:55 am
    • Dwight Howard out until Saturday night
      Dwight Howard (knee) will not play against the Warriors on Wednesday and the Kings on Thursday.

      Advice: He is getting a little closer to a return and even did some stuff in practice today, but it's not going to happen yet. Howard has been out since Nov. 17 and the team is hopeful he will play on Saturday. Tarik Black will start while Donatas Motiejunas also benefits. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:24 am
    • Kenneth Faried (back) probable on Wednesday
      Kenneth Faried (back) participated in the morning shootaround, and is probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

      Advice: The Manimal has missed the last two games due to his back strain, but it appears that he is very close to returning. However, Faried hasn't been himself this season and should probably be benched until he turns it around. There is simply too much upside to consider dropping him, and owners will just have to be patient. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:30 am
    • Kevin Durant is still on minutes restriction
      Kevin Durant is still on a minutes restriction according to coach Scott Brooks.

      Advice: There is no indication as to when his restraints will be taken off, but Durant is still an elite asset in limited time. He scored 23 points in 29 minutes on Tuesday, so owners who used a high pick on him should feel pretty good about themselves. He is only going to get better as his minutes slowly increase, and it certainly helps that the Thunder are in a thrilling playoff push. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:25 am
    • Mitch McGary sent to NBA D-League Wednesday
      Mitch McGary and Grant Jerrett were sent down to the NBA D-League on Wednesday.

      Advice: They will get some valuable experience with the OKC Blue, but they will need a miracle in order to have any fantasy value this season. Continue to ignore them on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:02 am
       
      Injured
    • Mirza Teletovic (hip) is questionable on Wed
      Mirza Teletovic (hip) is considered questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls, and will not participate in the morning shootaround.

      Advice: He made the trip with the team, so we should know something about his status shortly. Teletovic drew the start on Monday, and could see big minutes with Brook Lopez (back) already ruled out for the week. Check back before tip-off, as owners will want to get Teletovic active in their lineup if he is cleared to play. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:54 am
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) probable for Wednesday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: He will likely play in this one, and should draw the start with Joakim Noah (ankle) on the sidelines. Gibson should have a field day against Brooklyn's depleted frontcourt, and should be in all lineups barring a setback. Nikola Mirotic would be the first big off of the bench for the Bulls and will get some decent run after filling in admirably for the Bulls while Gibson was nursing his ankle injury. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:25 am
       
      Injured
    • Reggie Evans has 14 rebounds as Kings starter
      Reggie Evans took over as the Kings' starting PF on Tuesday, scoring eight points with 14 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 30 minutes of action.

      Advice: Evans made 3-of-3 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs, and he has eclipsed the Kings' other big men during DeMarcus Cousins' extended absence. His fantasy value is almost exclusively limited to rebounding, but he's worth a look with DeMarcus Cousins (viral meningitis) out indefinitely. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:15 pm
    • Tim Duncan's gaudy line not enough vs. Utah
      Tim Duncan racked up 23 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, three steals and four blocks in a losing effort on Tuesday, making 10-of-16 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Huge and well-rounded stat lines like this are the reason why fantasy owners will tolerate the occasional unexpected DNP from Duncan, who is still a top-30 value (per-game) at age 38. We'll keep a close eye on his status for Wednesday's game vs. the woeful Knicks, which has 'DNP-Old' written all over it. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:17 pm
    • Serge Ibaka efficient in win vs. Milwaukee
      Serge Ibaka made all five of his field goals and all five of his free throws to finish Tuesday's home victory with 15 points in just 24 minutes of action.

      Advice: The low playing time isn't a lasting problem and Ibaka's efficiency is a great sight, as he's been able to pick his spots offensively now that Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are back in action. Ibaka added two steals and three blocks to round out a thoroughly satisfactory line for his fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:31 pm
    • Kevin Durant gets 23 pts w/ full line Tuesday
      Kevin Durant looked great in 29 minutes vs. the Bucks, scoring 23 points with one 3-pointer, nine boards, seven assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He turned the ball over four times but more than made up for it by hitting 7-of-11 FGs and 8-of-8 FTs. It hasn't taken long for KD to remind fantasy owners why they burned a first-round draft pick on an injured player. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:30 pm
    • Chris Bosh scores season-high 34 points
      Chris Bosh scored a season-high 34 points in Tuesday's win over the Suns, adding nine rebounds, one assist, four steals, and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He feasted on the Suns all game, and was clinical down the stretch with 24 of his points coming in the second half. After ripping into his teammates for their lackluster defense recently, Bosh led by example by shooting 14-of-21 from the field and by playing with force on both ends of the court. His great season continues as the Heat's primary scoring option, and he has shown no signs of slowing down. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:24 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Josh Smith plays just 21 minutes vs. Blazers
      Josh Smith played only 21 minutes vs. the Trail Blazers on Tuesday, finishing another loss with 10 points, five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and zero turnovers.

      Advice: Smith played 22 minutes on Sunday and he wasn't in foul trouble tonight, but coach Stan Van Gundy decided to roll with Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe as his primary big men down the stretch. Detroit's 13-game losing streak is the fourth-longest in franchise history and everyone on the roster is subject to fluctuating minutes, so Smith's owners shouldn't overreact to this temporary dip in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:16 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Dal
    • Reggie Evans to start against Lakers Tuesday
      Reggie Evans is set to start in Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, replacing Ryan Hollins.

      Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (illness) has already been ruled out for the week, so owners in need of rebounding can give Evans a long look. Ryan Hollins wasn't even a fantasy option as a starter, so he can be ignored in almost all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:12 pm
    • Greg Monroe's 22 & 10 aren't enough vs. POR
      The Pistons lost their 13th consecutive game on Tuesday despite Greg Monroe's team-high 22 points, 10 rebounds and two steals in 33 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Detroit was losing with Monroe in the starting lineup and they're still losing with him on the bench, and coach Stan Van Gundy seems to be facing a no-win situation with the roster he (mostly) inherited this summer. Monroe has been relegated to late-round value as a reserve, but tonight's line at least provides a glimmer of hope for his owners. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:09 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) probable for Wednesday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Joakim Noah (ankle) will not play on Wednesday, so if Gibson is able to go, he'll slide into the starting lineup and make for a quality option in daily leagues. Nikola Mirotic will also see some extended minutes off the bench with Noah sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:03 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mirza Teletovic questionable for Wednesday
      Mirza Teletovic (hip) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

      Advice: Teletovic is traveling with the team, but it sounds like there's a good chance he won't play on Wednesday due to his hip pointer. With Joe Johnson, Andrei Kirilenko, and Brook Lopez already declared out for Wednesday, Kevin Garnett will get all the minutes he can handle while Mason Plumlee, Jerome Jordan, and Bojan Bogdanovic would all see extra playing time as well. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:21 am
    • Gay, Collison to have plenty of touches
      Rudy Gay scored 29 points on 10-of-19 shooting (9-of-10 FTs) with six rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in the Kings' 101-92 win over the Jazz on Monday.

      Advice: Gay and Darren Collison (16 points, six assists, one steal) are going to carry as much load as they can handle with DeMarcus Cousins out for a while. Their efficiency numbers could take a hit or even a tumble since they were already carrying close to a max-load with Cousins on the court. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:13 pm
    • Evans grabs 13 rebounds in win over UTA
      Reggie Evans scored six points on 2-of-4 shooting with 13 rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes on Monday against the Jazz.

      Advice: Evans is a necessary evil for Mike Malone and he could be a late-round value on the strength of his rebounding, though his defensive liabilities and decision-making can pull him off the court at any time and kill his value in a snap. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:11 pm
    • Kings: DeMarcus Cousins is out indefinitely
      DeMarcus Cousins (illness) is out indefinitely, according to coach Mike Malone.

      Advice: "We have no idea when he’ll be back," coach Mike Malone said. "He’s still not feeling well and I can just hear the frustration and disappointment in his voice." His viral infection sounds like it could keep him out until January and the Kings will allow it to run its course. All Cousins' owners can do is hope he makes it back soon. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:05 pm
       
      Injured
    • Plumlee can't get it done in 19 minutes
      Mason Plumlee played just 19 minutes with nine points, three rebounds and no steals or blocks in the Nets' 110-88 blowout loss to the Cavs on Monday.

      Advice: Plumlee has looked nothing like this summer's version or last year's version, and it looks like we jumped the gun on him. Mirza Teletovic left tonight's game with a hip injury and did not return, so there is opportunity here but we'd be being blind if we didn't note that Plumlee hasn't given anybody a reason to believe this year. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:45 pm
    • Love, Cavs cruise in front of British royalty
      Kevin Love scored 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with 14 rebounds and one assist in the Cavs' blowout win over the Nets on Monday.

      Advice: Love is slowly putting things together but he needs to continue enhancing his role in order to reach his ADP. The game itself was a circus with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Jay-Z, Beyonce and a T-shirt protest by players from both teams for the decision not to indict the NYPD officer who put Staten Island resident Eric Garner in a fatal choke hold over the summer. LeBron James added 18 points with a full stat line and Kyrie Irving cooled off with seven points and five rebounds on 2-of-10 shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:00 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Atl
    • Reggie Evans will start against the Jazz
      Reggie Evans will start against the Jazz on Monday.

      Advice: The Kings have been bringing him off the bench, but the minutes have been there. Evans won't really do much outside of grab some boards, so he's not a great pickup in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:57 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins possibly out until January?
      DeMarcus Cousins (illness) could possibly be out until January.

      Advice: He has viral meningitis and will not return in the next 10 days at the minimum. Cousins is believed to be very ill, but he did go through a practice last week because he wasn't diagnosed at that time. Since then, he's been hospitalized and doesn't have a timetable to return. Jason Thompson has stepped up while Reggie Evans, Ryan Hollins and Derrick Williams are also helping out. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 1:57 pm
       
      Injured
    • Chris Bosh rips Heat effort on defensive end
      Chris Bosh lit into the Heat's defense following Sunday's loss to the Grizzlies.

      Advice: "It’s open season," Bosh said. "Until we take more pride in that as a unit, it’s just not going to happen. We’ve got to individually guard the ball with passion, and everything else with follow." "It’s a work in progress," Dwyane Wade added. "The ball is going in for the other team at a rapid pace" The Heat stand 9-11 after losing five of their last six. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 7:03 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Jordan Hill quiet vs. Omer Asik & New Orleans
      Jordan Hill's streak of quiet games continued on Sunday with eight points, seven rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes, as the Lakers fell at home to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Hill shot 4-of-11 in a tough matchup vs. New Orleans' frontcourt, but it's more concerning that he's averaging just 23.7 minutes over the Lakers' past three games. L.A.'s rotations are in flux as coach Byron Scott seeks a rotation that can sustainably play well, and fantasy owners should simply remain patient -- Hill has been far too reliable to fret about during a rough three-game stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 9:21 pm
       
      Injured
    • Josh Smith misses potential game-winner Sun.
      Josh Smith scored 12 points with five rebounds, two assists and one turnover in just 22 foul-plagued minutes on Sunday, but he also missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer.

      Advice: Why it was Smith launching the decisive shot is anyone's guess, but the predictable result was another loss for the Pistons, who have now dropped 12 consecutive games. Smith made only 5-of-13 FGs and 1-of-4 FTs without any steals or blocks, making this one of his lesser efforts in the past few weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 6:15 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Dal
    • Serge Ibaka double-doubles with four blocks
      Serge Ibaka stepped up in Sunday's 96-94 win vs. the Pistons with 13 points, 13 rebounds (six offensive), four blocks and only one turnover in 33 minutes.

      Advice: We've been anticipating a return to form for Ibaka once OKC's superstars returned to action, and this is an encouraging step in that direction. This was his fifth double-double of the season and he's averaging 3.3 blocks over the past six games, helping him creep toward top-40 value after a slow start to the season. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 6:14 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (illness) ruled out Monday
      The Sacramento Kings announced that DeMarcus Cousins (illness) will be held out for Monday's game and could miss another 7-10 days.

      Advice: This is a tough blow for owners, and they need to have a backup plan ready for the upcoming week. Cousins could potentially be out until Dec. 16th according to this timetable, but we should know more later in the week. In the meantime, Jason Thompson has benefited the most in Cousins' absence, while Reggie Evans and Ryan Hollins will also see increased roles. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 5:04 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mason Plumlee headed for more playing time
      Mason Plumlee is expected to get more playing time with Brook Lopez (back) out for at least one week.

      Advice: The Nets do have four games this week and perhaps Lopez misses even more time. Plumlee has been a disappointing guy on the season with season averages of just 4.8 points, 4.7 boards and 0.7 blocks. He's worth owning in most leagues despite his woeful foul shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 12:39 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins could miss another week
      DeMarcus Cousins (illness) is still bothered by headaches and could miss 7-10 more days.

      Advice: That doesn't bode well for his chances to play on Monday. Cousins has been out for five games with viral meningitis and was even hospitalized. His fantasy owners will have to check back tomorrow for an update, but it would appear they'll need to come up with a contingency plan. Jason Thompson has stepped up while Reggie Evans and Ryan Hollins are getting more run. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 11:57 am
       
      Injured
    • Mitch McGary recalled from NBA D-League
      Mitch McGary was recalled from the D-League on Sunday, and will be available to play for the Thunder.

      Advice: He will bounce back from the NBA and the D-League all season, and likely won't be in the Thunder rotation anytime soon. You can safely ignore him in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 10:15 am
       
      Injured
    • Ersan Ilyasova (face) out for Sunday's game
      Ersan Ilyasova (face) is out for Sunday's game against Dallas, and didn't even travel with the team.

      Advice: He is targeting Dec. 13 for his return after suffering a nasal fracture on Dec. 2. Ilyasova was slowly clawing his way back to a bigger role before the injury, but will have his work cut out for him upon his return. Standard league owners can watch him from the waiver wire and rookie Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo will both see more minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 9:51 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Por
    • John Henson (foot) out again on Sunday
      John Henson (foot) is out as expected for Sunday's game vs. Dallas.

      Advice: He is said to be targeting a return to action on Dec. 15, but he will likely return to a minimal role. Henson has a ton of upside and may be worth a stash in deeper leagues, but owners in standard leagues can do better. Expect more minutes for promising rookie Jabari Parker. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 9:46 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Por
    • Rudy Gay scores 16 in loss on Saturday
      Rudy Gay scored 16 points in Saturday's loss to the Magic, adding five boards, six assists, two steals and one block in 36 minutes.

      Advice: His passing has really come along as of late, and he has now had more than five assists in four of his last five outings. However, he still looks like he is lingering and he has been playing big minutes for the Kings, so owners will want to be mindful of that going forward. Having said that, Gay needs to be in all lineups while he is active and he is currently producing top-25 value on the season. The imminent return of DeMarcus Cousins (illness) can be seen as a good thing and it will likely take some of the offensive burden off of Gay. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 6, 10:02 pm
    • Tim Duncan double-doubles in 19 minutes
      Tim Duncan double-doubled in just 19 minutes during a 123-101 win over the Wolves on Saturday with 13 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two blocks.

      Advice: Coach Gregg Popovich said Duncan is unlikely to play unless he was beaten up by Duncan, so he apparently beat up his coach before beating up the Wolves. After a slow start, the Spurs have won 10 of their last 11 and look like contenders -- nobody is surprised, of course. Duncan has been a third-round guy on the season, but the DNPs later this year make him more of a mid-round asset. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 6, 9:49 pm
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