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    • Barnes gets back on track against the Nugs
      Matt Barnes hit 7-of-11 shots (including two threes) for 18 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in Monday's win over the Nuggets.

      Advice: Barnes hit just 1-of-9 shots on Sunday and bouncing back nicely owners have to be fairly happy about their pickup. He has been dealing with an ab strain but didn't show any signs of it tonight, as he sits on a month of top 40-60 production. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:13 pm
    • Jamal Crawford's 23 points lead LAC to win
      Jamal Crawford scored 23 points on 6-of-14 shooting (3-of-7 3PTs, 8-of-9 FTs) with four rebounds, three assists and two steals on Monday against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Crawford had his fingerprints all over this game and he has quietly returned top-80 value this season, highlighted by a 91 percent mark from the foul line on a solid 4.1 attempts per game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:11 pm
    • Chandler goes for 18 & 10 in Nuggets loss
      Wilson Chandler scored 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting (including three treys) with 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal in Monday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: Chandler is playing well and belongs in all lineups, but owners should beware that he is on the trading block and his situation is about as good as it gets right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:09 pm
    • Afflalo posts solid line against the Clippers
      Arron Afflalo scored 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block on Monday.

      Advice: This will be one of Afflalo's better lines due to the versatility and barring a major change he'll continue to return reliable late-round value. Ty Lawson added 19 points and 11 assists in tonight's loss to the Clippers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:04 pm
    • X-rays on Turner's thumb return negative
      X-rays taken on Evan Turner's thumb returned negative, but there has been no update on his status for Wednesday's game against the Wolves.

      Advice: Turner said he "re-sprained it" and that the "same thing happened three times accidentally by the same dude." Owners of Turner might want to wait-and-see before dropping him and likewise, the Marcus Smart show might have to wait a little bit longer. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:41 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Splash Bros, Kyle, Wes, & J.J. in 3PT contest
      Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, Kyle Korver, Wes Matthews and J.J. Redick are five of the six participants in the 3-point contest during All Star Weekend.

      Advice: We chose to give Klay the blurb because of his historic night but this is as loaded of a field as we've seen in years. Who will the mystery sixth person be? We're hoping for Kendrick Perkins, but we'll settle for Big Baby. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:37 pm
    • Hayward goes off in loss to the Celtics
      Gordon Hayward scored 26 points on 7-of-17 shooting (including four threes) with six rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in Monday's home loss to the Celtics.

      Advice: Hayward hit 8-of-12 free throws and pushes his value up to top 25-40 levels after this voluminous effort. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:12 pm
    • Ingles posts another versatile line
      Joe Ingles scored two points on 1-of-6 shooting with four rebounds, five assists and four steals over 31 minutes in Monday's loss to the Celtics.

      Advice: Ingles isn't going to score a lot but the other contributions are there for standard league owners. Give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    • Turner getting thumb X-rayed after Mon's game
      Evan Turner left Monday's game and would eventually return after re-injuring his thumb, finishing with nine points on 2-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 21 minutes.

      Advice: Turner is getting the thumb X-rayed and this could be the moment they pass the torch between he and Marcus Smart. Or not. Either way, the momentum Turner had been showing in fantasy leagues gets stopped with tonight's outcome and he wasn't a high upside player to begin with in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:05 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Thad Young scores 22 points in 42 minutes
      Thaddeus Young played a team-high 42 minutes in Monday's loss to the Thunder, scoring 22 points on 8-of-20 shooting (6-of-6 FTs) with eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.

      Advice: After a dreadful first half of the year, Young has now picked up the pace and competition for forward minutes has somewhat cleared up, even with Gorgui Dieng getting minutes next to Nikola Pekovic. He has shot nearly a third less threes this season compared to last, but that hasn't translated to a field goal percentage increase. If he can improve his free throw shooting and rebounding owners can probably live with a late mid-round result after his start. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:27 pm
    • Wiggins scores 23 points in loss to Thunder
      Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting (9-of-12 FTs) with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in Monday's loss to the Thunder.

      Advice: Wiggins did not hit a three but he did just about everything else on the court tonight. He'll be looking at a potential lull when Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin return, and owners will want to target him in buy low deals at that time. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:21 pm
    • Tyreke Evans has disappointing game again
      Tyreke Evans had a quiet scoring game against the 76ers on Monday during a 99-74 win, making 2-of-6 from the field for six points with two rebounds, 12 assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Usually, point guards carve up the 76ers. However, that hasn't happened for Evans with this game and another letdown back on Jan. 16 with eight points and seven turnovers. He should be fine going forward with a high upside while Jrue Holiday (leg) remains out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:50 pm
    • K.J. McDaniels scores 16 points in full line
      K.J. McDaniels made 5-of-8 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line for 16 points during a 99-74 loss to the Pelicans on Monday, adding four rebounds, one assist, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He needed an efficient game on offense after some scoring issues before this one. In his previous 10, McDaniels made just 33.0 percent from the field and his jumper has just not been falling. He was better off the dribble tonight and had a couple cheap ones in transition, so it's hard to say he's figured it out. Still, he is worth owning in some standard leagues for his steals, blocks and treys. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:37 pm
    • Luc Mbah a Moute scores 14 points
      Luc Mbah a Moute scored 14 points with three rebounds, one assists and no turnovers in 31 minutes against the Pelicans on Monday.

      Advice: He guarded four positions on defense tonight and moved well without the ball. Mbah a Moute is playing about 30 minutes per game right now and has low-end value in standard leagues, but the propensity of the 76ers to sit him with injuries makes him tough to own. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:34 pm
    • Shabazz Muhammad to be re-evaluated
      Shabazz Muhammad (oblique) will travel to Canada to be re-evaluated.

      Advice: Steve Nash's oblique doctor is in Vancouver, so that's why he's headed out of state. Muhammad is still expected to be out for a week or two, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Chase Budinger will have to step up with Robbie Hummel (hand) hurt. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:54 pm
       
      Injured
    • Tony Allen (ankle) will not play on Monday
      Tony Allen (ankle) will not play against the Magic on Monday.

      Advice: He has a sprained ankle and it's not serious, but the Grizzlies don't need him as much now that Jeff Green is around. Expect Green and Courtney Lee to play a little more tonight. Additionally, Victor Oladipo has a better matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:26 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Nick Young sprains ankle in practice
      Nick Young sprained his right ankle in practice on Monday and is questionable to play against the Wizards on Tuesday.

      Advice: It's strange timing with Young being benched on Sunday night because coach Byron Scott said Young looked like he "didn't want to be here." He's probably a little closer to doubtful, but his owners will want to check back tomorrow for an update. If he's out, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin and Wes Johnson benefit most. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:34 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Kobe Bryant will have surgery on shoulder
      Kobe Bryant will have surgery on his right rotator cuff and is out indefinitely.

      Advice: The Lakers will not announce a specific timetable yet, but he is out for the season. Bryant will have the surgery on Wednesday morning and the Lakers will provide more information on a prognosis following the procedure. His fantasy owners can drop him in all re-draft leagues. The Lakers will use more of Jordan Clarkson and Wayne Ellington in their starting lineup while coach Byron Scott is going to mix and match his way with his starters all year. Wes Johnson, Ryan Kelly and Nick Young also benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:19 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • DeRozan finally feeling back after Sunday
      DeMar DeRozan said Sunday's win was the first time he felt "normal" since his groin injury.

      Advice: DeRozan went off for 25 points, so it's safe to say his play jibed with the quote. "I just wanted to go out there and be aggressive. I came in [to the practice gym on Saturday] night and got some work in, working on my rhythm, working on a lot of in-game shots I always take," he said. This is DeRozan's first major injury, so it's natural for him to be a little timid upon his return. We're not concerned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:35 am
    • Update: Kevin Martin now out on Monday
      Updating a previous item, Kevin Martin (wrist) is now out on Monday.

      Advice: To say this is a surprise would be like saying the snow hitting the East Coast today would be a surprise. We knew this was coming, and it was just a matter of time. Andrew Wiggins, Mo Williams and Thaddeus Young will again be asked to carry the Timberwolves offense. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:56 am
       
      Injured
    • Tony Allen questionable to suit up on Monday
      Tony Allen (sprained left ankle) is questionable to play against the Magic on Monday.

      Advice: He did not participate in shootaround, and that's always an ominous sign for a player's availability. That being said, TA is as tough as they come, so it has to be a pretty nasty sprain. If he sits, Courtney Lee and Jeff Green should each see some extra run. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:07 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Kevin Martin questionable to suit up Monday
      Kevin Martin (wrist) is questionable to play on Monday against the Thunder.

      Advice: Martin has been listed as questionable since last week, so there hasn't necessarily been a change in his status. On a seven-win team that's prioritizing rebuilding, Martin appears to be taking his time to return from his wrist injury. The Wolves should have incentive to get him on the floor to showcase him for a potential trade, but not much reason beyond that. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:26 am
       
      Injured
    • Marvin Williams has broken nose, concussion
      Marvin Williams, who is already dealing with a concussion, has also been diagnosed with a broken nose.

      Advice: Williams will not be able to return until he's able to pass the NBA's concussion protocol, and there is nothing to suggest a return is imminent. Already down Bismack Biyombo (knee), Cody Zeller, who has logged 30-plus minutes in two of his last three games, appears poised to see an even larger role. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:24 am
       
      Injured
    • Andre Iguodala returned to action on Sunday January 25. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:26 pm
    • Kobe Bryant (shoulder) to meet w/ doctor Mon
      Kobe Bryant (shoulder) has an appointment with a specialist on Monday, after which he'll decide whether to have surgery or pursue a different treatment option.

      Advice: ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reiterates that so far "everyone has recommended surgery." It's safe to assume that Kobe is done for the season but he's performing his due diligence to explore every rehab possibility, and he and the Lakers should make an official announcement early this week. Assuming he does have rotator cuff surgery, he'd be looking at approximately six months of recovery. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:03 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Trevor Ariza shoots 3-of-14 in win vs. Lakers
      The Rockets cruised to a win in L.A. on Sunday, with Trevor Ariza chipping in nine points, one 3-pointer, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.

      Advice: He turned the ball over just once but his line was marred by a 3-of-14 mark from the field. Ariza is taking a lofty 61.4 percent of his attempts from downtown this season, which is a double-edged sword for fantasy owners -- 2.3 triples per game are excellent, but they're attached to a 37.4 percent shooter. It's a caveat his owners will happily live with, as he's still returning top-50 value on a season-long basis. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:14 pm
    • Ryan Kelly scores two points in another start
      Ryan Kelly struggled in another start for L.A. with two points, one rebound, three assists and one steal in 20 minutes during Sunday's home loss.

      Advice: Kelly will get an extended audition as a starter and his role is relatively secure with Kobe Bryant (shoulder) out of commission. Whether he'll have any fantasy appeal remains to be seen, however, and nearly all owners should observe him from a safe distance. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:10 pm
       
      Player Note
      Ryan Kelly LAL - SF,PF
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Nick Young benched Sunday, logs eight minutes
      Nick Young went scoreless in eight minutes off the Lakers' bench on Sunday, and Byron Scott said afterward that Young looked as though he "didn't want to be here."

      Advice: There was no swag tonight as Young missed both of his shot attempts and turned the ball over three times in a sloppy performance which led Scott to bench him. L.A.'s rotations are a complete mess and Young doesn't do much beyond scoring on a good night, so owners must brace themselves for some turbulent production. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:09 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • James Harden still on fire, scores 37 points
      James Harden ran roughshod over the Lakers' defense in Sunday's road win, scoring 37 points (12-of-20 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs) with four 3-pointers, eight boards, five assists, two steals and six turnovers.

      Advice: Harden is averaging 37.0 points over Houston's past four games and continues to lead the NBA in scoring at 27.3 points per game, well ahead of LeBron James (26.0), Kevin Durant (25.3), Anthony Davis (24.2), DeMarcus Cousins (24.2) and Carmelo Anthony (24.1). Just get comfortable and enjoy the fireworks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:07 pm
    • Josh Smith solid in 25 minutes vs LAK defense
      Josh Smith chipped in across the board in an easy win vs. the Lakers, scoring 11 points with one 3-pointer, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and one turnover in 25 minutes vs. L.A.

      Advice: Smith has been nowhere near standard-league value since coming to Houston, especially when you factor in his ridiculous 36.7 percent FT shooting over the past month. Terrence Jones' eventual return is another threat to Smith, so don't let the occasional efficient performance lull you into wasting a roster spot on him. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:01 pm
       
      Player Note
      Josh Smith Hou - SF,PF
    • Evan Turner has stong game against Warriors
      Evan Turner had a strong showing against the Warriors on Sunday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting to go with seven boards, seven assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Turner has never been known for his efficiency or for his defensive ability, so this line was definitely a pleasant surprise. While he will always be tough to own in standard leagues for his shooting percentages and turnovers, Turner will continue to be a solid asset in points leagues as long as he continues to run the show in Boston. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:48 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Andre Iguodala returns to action on Sunday
      Andre Iguodala returned to action on Sunday vs. the Celtics, finishing with eight points, three boards, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He sat out for Friday's game in order to get some extra rest, so he should be fine moving forward. However, his role has diminished rapidly since last season, and there are simply not enough minutes to go around for Iguodala to make an impact in most leagues. Owners in standard leagues can safely leave him on the wire until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:11 pm
    • Wilson Chandler hangs 20 points on Wizards
      Wilson Chandler filled up the stat sheet on Sunday with 20 points, four 3-pointers, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and only one turnover in 38 minutes.

      Advice: Chandler shot 8-of-19 overall and he isn't very efficient (41.3 percent FGs this season), but fantasy owners won't complain with tonight's solid line. The Nuggets are reportedly willing to trade him and they've been linked to the Nets and Brook Lopez, so be mindful that Chandler's value could decrease overnight. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:59 pm
    • Klay Thompson stays hot with 31 points Sun
      Klay Thompson scored 31 points to lead the Warriors in a win over the Celtics on Sunday, adding two boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: It's incredible to think that Thompson was able to score 37 points in a quarter during Friday's game over the Kings, so his owners might be starting to feel a little greedy and are probably yawning at this stat line. It's going to be interesting to see who ends up starting in the All-Star game in place of Kobe Bryant (shoulder), as James Harden and Klay Thompson are locked in an exciting battle to take home the honors. Keep Thompson active in your lineup and enjoy the show. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:55 pm
    • DeMar DeRozan breaks out of funk w/ 25 points
      DeMar DeRozan snapped a three-game offensive skid with 25 points on Sunday, adding one 3-pointer, six rebounds, four assists and two steals without any turnovers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: The 25 points tied his season high, and they're a welcome sight after his recent three-game stretch of 4.7 points on 17.7 percent shooting. The Raptors have righted their ship with three wins in the past four games but they still have to shore up their defense, which is allowing 100.6 points per game (10th most in the league). Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:27 pm
    • Matt Barnes shoots 1-of-9 in easy win vs Suns
      Matt Barnes couldn't find the range vs. Phoenix, shooting 1-of-9 from the field for four points in 26 minutes of action.

      Advice: He helped fantasy owners in other ways, fortunately, adding five rebounds, two assists and two steals during the Clippers' 120-100 road win. Barnes tends to run hot and cold but overall he's a steady top-100 value with averages of 9.8 points, 1.7 threes, 3.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks, in addition to typically solid FG and FT percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:52 pm
    • Tyreke Evans has 24 pts, season-high 12 dimes
      Tyreke Evans racked up 24 points and a season-high 12 assists in Sunday's home win vs. the Mavericks, making 11-of-19 shots with one 3-pointer, one steal and three turnovers.

      Advice: Evans has taken on a much larger role offensively with Jrue Holiday (stress reaction) out of the lineup, and he'll continue to do so for about 2-4 more weeks. His efficient shooting is a reliable trend since teams still can't keep him out of the paint -- he's taking a career-high 56.6 percent of his shots within three feet of the rim. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:31 pm
    • Thaddeus Young posts 26/6/7 in loss to Hawks
      The Wolves lost in Atlanta on Sunday despite a huge game from Thaddeus Young, who scored 26 points (11-of-17 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs) with six rebounds, seven assists and one steal.

      Advice: This marks the fourth time in Thad's career that he's racked up at least 25/5/5, and he's finally starting to heat up after a sluggish start in Minnesota. The return of Ricky Rubio should only help Young's fantasy value, which is currently mired in the late rounds, setting the stage for a nice second half of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:33 pm
    • Andre Iguodola is active for Sunday's game
      Andre Iguodola is active for Sunday's game against the Celtics.

      Advice: Coach Steve Kerr opted to give the veteran some rest on Friday against the Kings, but Iguodola is all set to resume his normal role off the bench for the Warriors. With season averages of just 6.9 points, 3.2 boards and 3 assists per game, owners in standard leagues can do better. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:26 pm
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) out Sunday vs. Atlanta
      Kevin Martin (wrist) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: Martin was listed as questionable earlier, but he is still dealing with some swelling in his wrist, so he will not play on Sunday. Robbie Hummel will draw another start on Sunday, but the true beneficiaries of Martin's absence remain Andrew Wiggins and Mo Williams. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:58 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) questionable vs. Hawks
      Kevin Martin (wrist) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: He wasn't able to practice on Saturday and he is reportedly still dealing with some swelling in his wrist, so he is probably closer to doubtful. Martin is still worth a stash for his upside in points and 3-pointers, but his owners will have to be patient as he will likely be eased into action when he does return. If Martin can't play, Robbie Hummel will continue to start for Minnesota, but is only an option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:52 am
       
      Injured
    • Joe Ingles scores career-high 16 points
      Joe Ingles scored a career-high 16 points against the Nets on Saturday with one rebound, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: The 3-pointers were also a career high. Ingles has done most of his damage in dimes, steals and treys, so he's climbing into the top-140 player conversation. With Rodney Hood (foot) out for at least a few weeks and Alec Burks (shoulder) out for the year, Ingles is worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:12 pm
    • Marvin Williams diagnosed with a concussion
      Marvin Williams has been diagnosed with a concussion.

      Advice: It's been a bloodbath with the injuries today and Williams is going to have to go through the concussion protocol. The good news for the Hornets is that they're off until Wednesday, so Williams may not miss any time. Although, he was awfully groggy on Saturday. Cody Zeller will play a few more minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:38 pm
       
      Injured
    • Marvin Williams evaluated for a concussion
      Marvin Williams is being a evaluated for a concussion due to an injury in the first half against the Knicks on Saturday.

      Advice: He was walking back very slow and he will likely have to go through the concussion protocol. With Williams out, the Hornets are going to have to get creative for their forward spots. Cody Zeller will play more while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist may play some four. Noah Vonleh and Jason Maxiell may get in the rotation if there are other injuries to Bismack Biyombo and Lance Stephenson. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:29 pm
       
      Injured
    • Marvin Williams goes to the locker room
      Marvin Williams went to the locker room with an apparent leg injury on Saturday.

      Advice: It did not look good and he headed back to the locker room with a limp. Williams was walking slowly and there's a chance he's done for the night, especially considering how many leg injuries he's had in his career. Cody Zeller will get more run while Jason Maxiel and Noah Vonleh could help out. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:08 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) doesn't practice Sat
      Kevin Martin (wrist) did not practice on Saturday.

      Advice: He is dealing with some swelling and it would appear the swelling hasn't gone down yet. Martin is hoping to play on Sunday and the chances he plays might have dropped slightly. The Wolves should have a more detailed update on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:58 pm
       
      Injured
    • DeMar DeRozan struggling since his return
      DeMar DeRozan has struggled significantly over his last three games, scoring a combined 14 points over that span.

      Advice: Since Terrence Ross was benched, DeRozan has been playing a lot more small forward but he doesn't blame his recent production on the switch. "It's not really about me playing the three, just my whole rhythm and feel of everything," DeRozan said. "Just get that back on track and let it come to me natural, like it was before. I kind of find myself looking for fouls now, instead of it coming naturally to me." To be clear, we fully expect him to be fine and it is just a matter of time before he starts scoring at an elite level again. It may not be a bad idea to float some buy-low offers if his owner is panicking. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:40 am
    • Afflalo posts 20-4-4 line against the Celtics
      Arron Afflalo scored 20 points on 6-of-13 shooting (1-of-4 3PTs, 7-of-7 FTs) with four rebounds and four assists in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Afflalo has been productive lately but he's still just a late-round value for owners. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:43 am
    • Kelly doesn't do much in 22-minute start
      Ryan Kelly started at small forward in Friday's loss to the Spurs, scoring seven points on 2-of-4 shooting with three rebounds and one block in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Kelly hasn't done anything of much value this season, but he has flashed potential in the past and as the Lakers turn the page on this season he'll be worth watching. If you're in a 14-16 team league and want to take a flier it's not the craziest thing we've heard of. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:41 am
       
      Player Note
      Ryan Kelly LAL - SF,PF
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Young scores 17 points with three treys
      Nick Young scored 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting with three treys and a 4-of-4 mark from the line in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Young didn't have any other stats and while that's not too shocking the 20 minutes is pretty annoying with Kobe Bryant out. Byron Scott played nine players between 19-29 minutes tonight and has been a mess in the fantasy sense, and he hasn't been all that impressive in the reality sense either. But Young should be owned in all formats with an excellent shot to be productive with Kobe Bryant expected to be out for the year. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:27 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Wiggins slowing down as guys return to action
      Andrew Wiggins scored 13 points on 6-of-16 shooting (no threes) with two rebounds, one assist and one block over 38 minutes in the Wolves' 92-84 loss to the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: Wiggins could be staring at a rough month with Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin returning, and then after that Shabazz Muhammad at some point. As that happens, integrating all of these players could easily gum things up for all of them. Still, the Wolves are going to slowly force him into a No. 1 role regardless of who is playing with him, and attrition will also be his ally in the second half of the year. It will be one massive buy low window and owners will want to take full advantage of it. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:04 am
    • Overshadowed: James Harden hits game-winner
      James Harden hit a game-winning buzzer-beater against the Suns during Friday's 113-111 victory, finishing with 33 points, six rebounds, 10 assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: Just when you thought Harden was going to be the story of the night for a sick crossover to break P.J. Tucker's ankles before he buried a mid-range jumper, Klay Thompson happened. Anyway, Harden is still ridiculous on non-Klay terms over his last three, averaging 37.0 points, 3.7 boards, 7.7 assists, 3.0 steals and 4.3 treys on 51.9 percent from the field. Sadly, Harden won't get to play against Klay again this regular season. That's none of Klay's business, though. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:42 pm
    • Klay Thompson sets NBA record w/ 37-point qtr
      Klay Thompson set an NBA record with 37 points in the third quarter of Friday's win over the Kings, finishing with an NBA season-high tying 52 points on 16-of-25 shooting, two rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks.

      Advice: Thompson hit 11 3-pointers on 15 attempts and 9-of-10 from the line, setting a slew of records in the process. He did not miss on 13 field goal attempts in the third quarter with nine of them coming from beyond the arc, with each one setting the wild Oracle crowd into a deeper euphoric frenzy. It was the most points scored in a quarter in NBA history, and you might remember where you were five years down the road the next time somebody threatens it. And yes, it's the stat line of the year so far. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:08 pm
    • K.J. McDaniels has a good offensive game
      K.J. McDaniels finally turned it around on offense against the Raptors during a 91-86 loss on Friday with 14 points, five rebounds, five assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

      Advice: In his previous five games combined, McDaniels made just 12-of-49 (24.5 percent) from the field. McDaniels has struggled all season from the field, but he's flirting with standard league value thanks to his blocks and treys. He's worth a look in standard leagues in hopes he can get it going offensively. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:43 pm
    • Luc Mbah a Moute plays 34 minutes
      Luc Mbah a Moute played 34 minutes in his return to the lineup on Friday with 10 points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It was a nice game from him in his first game back since Jan. 17. Mbah a Moute does have some decent games under his belt, but the likelihood of him missing games is just too great to grab him in most formats. Plus, coach Brett Brown will probably want to play the young guns. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:34 pm
    • Andre Iguodala to be rested vs. the Kings
      Andre Iguodala will not play against the Kings on Friday.

      Advice: He'll rest tonight and the Warriors are not even on a back-to-back set. Iguodala rested on Jan. 16 and Harrison Barnes played 40 minutes. Expect to see a little more Leandro Barbosa, Justin Holiday and Shaun Livingston. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:37 pm
    • James Harden and Dwight Howard starting
      James Harden (knee) and Dwight Howard (knee) will start against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: They were both probable and there was little doubt that these guys would miss the big road game. The Rockets didn't have Howard in their last matchup against the Suns, too. Harden could put up huge numbers tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:49 pm
    • Ryan Kelly starting for the Lakers
      Ryan Kelly will start against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: It'll be his third start of the season. In his previous two, he averaged 7.5 points, 7.5 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.5 treys. Kelly could be worth a look in deeper leagues for owners needing treys. Of course, he's had a lot of trouble staying healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:17 pm
       
      Player Note
      Ryan Kelly LAL - SF,PF
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Shabazz Muhammad 'still a way away'
      Flip Saunders said that Shabazz Muhammad is "still a ways away" from making a return, and he is scheduled to see a specialist next week.

      Advice: Saunders also said he hopes to have Shabazz back before the All-Star break, but it's not clear exactly what role he'd be returning when Kevin Martin returns to the lineup. Muhammad's return would really hurt the value of Chase Budinger and Robbie Hummel. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:10 pm
       
      Injured
    • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) is good to go
      Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) will play on Friday night against the Raptors.

      Advice: He only has a contusion in his leg, but he shouldn't be affected much tonight. Although, the emergence of Jerami Grant suggests that Mbah a Moute will lose some playing time, especially since coach Brett Brown admitted he likes Grant. Mbah a Moute is not worth owning in most leagues and Grant is still too risky to trust in DFS for now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:25 pm
    • Lakers confirm Kobe Bryant has rotator cuff tear
      The Lakers confirmed on Friday that Kobe Bryant has been diagnosed with a torn right rotator cuff.

      Advice: The team will take the weekend to decide if the Hall of Fame guard will require surgery. Unfortunately, there are multiple reports that Bryant is expected to miss the rest of the season. Bryant seems to be in good spirits and even tweeted, "This is what happens when I pass too much!" Wayne Ellington will get to start and Jordan Clarkson gets in the rotation while the usage rates of Nick Young, Jeremy Lin and Wes Johnson will rise. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:07 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Kevin Martin dealing with swelling in wrist
      Kevin Martin (wrist) is dealing with swelling his right wrist and will be out until at least Sunday.

      Advice: He had to have his wrist drained on Thursday and is still hopeful to play against the Hawks on Sunday. Martin wore a brace at shootaround on Friday and it would appear he's at least making an attempt to play. The oft-injured guard should be a solid player to start while he's on the court, but the injuries are going to make him annoying to own. Expect Robbie Hummel to start and have some low-end fantasy value tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:01 pm
       
      Injured
    • Report: Lakers expecting Kobe to miss season
      The Lakers are expecting Kobe Bryant (shoulder) to miss the rest of the season due to a torn rotator cuff, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com.

      Advice: The announcement will likely come at some point today to make it official, but the Lakers may take the weekend to decide on his treatment. Bryant hasn't been able to complete the last three seasons of his career due to an Achilles injury in 2012-13, a knee injury in 2013-14, and now this shoulder issue this season. He is still going to be under contract for next year and chances are he'll be back. For now, the Lakers will likely add another wing on a 10-day deal while Wayne Ellington starts. Expect Nick Young, Wes Johnson and Jordan Clarkson to play more. Unfortunately, Kobe can be dropped in all redraft leagues once the official word comes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:37 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) won't play on Friday
      Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: He left shootaround with a brace on his wrist and told reporters that he's "not ready" yet, which is disappointing since he's been questionable to play in the Wolves' past three games. Owners will simply have to keep him tucked away on the bench a bit longer, while Robbie Hummel continues to fill in at SG without providing fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:06 am
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) questionable for Friday
      Kevin Martin (wrist) is questionable to return on Friday vs. New Orleans.

      Advice: He was on the Wolves' active roster for Wednesday's game but didn't play, and owners can anticipate an imminent return even if he sits out again vs. the Pelicans. Martin was hot in nine games before his injury, scoring 20.4 points with 2.9 triples per game, and he shouldn't be floating on any waiver wires. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:15 am
       
      Injured
    • James Harden probable Friday w/ bruised knee
      James Harden (left knee contusion) is listed as probable for Friday's game in Phoenix.

      Advice: He scored 33 points in 32 minutes during Wednesday's loss to Golden State and we're guessing he'll be fine, but owners should stay tuned for pre-game updates. Harden hasn't missed a game all season and should have extra motivation after recently being snubbed as a starter for the All-Star game. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:59 am
    • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) iffy to return Friday
      Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) is questionable to return vs. Toronto on Friday.

      Advice: The 28-year-old veteran is recovering from a knee bruise, and Philly has no reason to rush back the oldest active player on their roster. Mbah a Moute is averaging 9.3 points, 0.7 threes, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals this season, good enough for top-200 value in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:13 am
    • Evan Turner hits game-winning 3-pointer
      Evan Turner hit a game-winning corner 3-pointer against the Blazers during the 90-89 victory on Thursday, scoring 10 points with six rebounds, eight assists, one steal, four turnovers and one other 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

      Advice: The Celtics snapped their 24-game road losing streak against Western Conference teams tonight and Turner apparently knew his clutch shot was going down. "Not to be arrogant, I did actually," he said. "I prayed prior to it to make a big shot. And it happened." Turner has actually been effective on his corner 3-pointers, making 10-of-20 from there on the year. Clutch shot aside, he's still a questionable player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:09 am
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Gordon Hayward scores 24 points vs. Bucks
      Gordon Hayward carried the Jazz down the stretch during a 101-99 win on Thursday in Milwaukee with 24 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and six turnovers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: His numbers have been trending down on the season, so this big game was nice to see. In fact, Hayward's points and rebounds have decreased in each of the last three months of the season. The Jazz will get to host the struggling Nets on Saturday, so expect Hayward to have success again. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:59 pm
    • Joe Ingles scores six with seven dimes
      Joe Ingles handed out a team-high seven assists against the Bucks on Thursday with six points, two steals and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Rodney Hood (foot) is out until the All-Star break and Ingles seems to have his minutes locked down. He's a very good passer and the upside is there for him with some output in steals and treys. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:44 pm
    • Report: Lakers fear Kobe Bryant needs surgery
      The Lakers organization fears that Kobe Bryant (torn rotator cuff in right shoulder) will need season-ending surgery, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com.

      Advice: The team will evaluate him on Friday and will likely make an announcement at some point. Bryant has been playing through his right shoulder issue for most of the season and he made it worse on Wednesday. Wayne Ellington will start for the foreseeable future while Nick Young, Wes Johnson and Jordan Clarkson will also benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:28 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Nick Young (thumb) is probable for Friday
      Nick Young has a sprained right thumb and is listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: This is the first we are hearing about his thumb but he should be fine for Friday's game. We just learned that Kobe Bryant could be sidelined for quite some time due to a tear in his rotator cuff, so Young shouldn't be floating around many waiver wires at this point. We will pass along additional updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:47 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Kobe Bryant has a tear in his rotator cuff
      Kobe Bryant's MRI results revealed a tear of his rotator cuff.

      Advice: Not good. Bryant is flying home from San Antonio as we speak and he is expected to be examined by team doctors on Friday morning. Owners shouldn't do anything drastic until we hear all the details, but Bryant could potentially be looking at some serious time on the sidelines. The Lakers are also currently sitting near the bottom of the Western Conference, so it wouldn't be surprising to see them shut Bryant down for the season even if the injury somehow isn't as serious as initially thought. Nick Young, Wayne Ellington and Wes Johnson will all see an increase in value with this news. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:33 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • MRI results on Kobe Bryant due late Thursday
      Kobe Bryant had an MRI on his shoulder but the Lakers won't release the results until Thursday evening.

      Advice: Well this news isn't going to ease the nerves of Bryant's owners, as this leaves us with more questions than answers. Bryant obviously didn't practice on Thursday, and if we had to guess there is not much of a shot that he plays on Friday against the Spurs. However, until we get any additional information, there is no need to speculate and we will be sure to pass along any further information as soon as it is made available. Should the Mamba miss any time, Nick Young, Wes Johnson and Wayne Ellington will all benefit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:19 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Kobe Bryant set for MRI on Thursday
      Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is set to have an MRI on Thursday.

      Advice: Bryant tweaked his shoulder during a dunk in the third quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans, but downplayed the severity of his injury after the game. "I’ve played with a torn labrum before. I’m not too concerned about it," Bryant said. The Mamba said he wasn't sure if he'll be able to play against the Spurs on Friday, so his owners will want to check back for more updates. Nick Young, Wayne Ellington, and Wesley Johnson would all be in line for more minutes if Bryant misses any time. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:45 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Klay Thompson scores 27 in All-Star push
      Klay Thompson hit 10-of-21 shots and three more 3-pointers for 27 points, three rebounds, five assists and four steals in Wednesday's impressive win over the Rockets.

      Advice: Look for Thompson to be a coach's pick for the Western All-Star Team, as he's been getting it done at both ends of the court all season long. The Warriors won their 17th straight game at home, setting a franchise record. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:53 pm
    • Josh Smith ejected in Wednesday's loss
      Josh Smith lasted just 14 minutes and finished with five points before being ejected with two technical fouls in Wednesday's ugly loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: Smith thought he got fouled when he banged knees with a Warrior, and later tore into the referees. It kind of looked like he wanted to go home early in a blowout loss, as he continues to do "Josh Smith" kind of things, regardless of what uniform he's wearing. He's been a bit of a disaster with the Rockets and things aren't likely to get better once Terrence Jones finally returns from his leg injury. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:38 pm
       
      Player Note
      Josh Smith Hou - SF,PF
    • James Harden plays well in loss to Warriors
      James Harden hit 8-of-18 shots, three 3-pointers and 14-of-16 free throws on Wednesday, finishing with 33 points, four rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block.

      Advice: He's still in the MVP discussion, but the Rockets are going to have to improve their record for him to win it. They were crushed by the Warriors tonight, despite making a late comeback in garbage time. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:35 pm
    • Tyreke Evans scores 19 in win over Lakers
      Tyreke Evans started at point guard again and hit 8-of-19 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal on Wednesday.

      Advice: Jrue Holiday is expected to miss the next two to four weeks with a leg injury, meaning Evans should continue to start. It's no surprise that Evans and Eric Gordon went off against the Lakers, as they constantly give it up to opposing guards, but both players are must-own right now, regardless of who they're playing. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:45 pm
    • DeMar DeRozan scores six points in 33 minutes
      DeMar DeRozan logged 33 minutes vs. Memphis on Wednesday, but scored only six points on 2-of-11 shooting with three rebounds and one block.

      Advice: DeRozan didn't attempt any 3-pointers and he added just one assist without any steals, making this a thoroughly disappointing line for his patient fantasy owners. The Raptors are 27-15 overall but just 11-8 on the road, and they've fallen from No. 1 in the Eastern Conference to No. 3, with the Bulls trailing by just half a game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:37 pm
    • Nick Young struggles in Kobe's return
      Nick Young hit just 3-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for nine points in 19 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Young went off on Monday with 24 points while Kobe Bryant watched in street clothes, but Kobe was back for tonight's game. Of course, Young has struggled for the most of the season with or without Kobe, but we like his chances better for success on nights when Bryant isn't playing. Kobe's shoulder was bothering him tonight and we still think Young should be held once the Kobe Shutdown finally happens. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:33 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Kobe Bryant scores 14 points in loss
      Kobe Bryant returned to action for the Lakers on Wednesday, hitting 6-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a block in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He asked out of the game at one point and headed to the locker room once the game was decided to get treatment on his shoulder. The good news is that he played and didn't shoot it like he was wearing a blindfold. The bad news is that he'll remain day-to-day until further notice as a season shutdown looks probable at some point. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:28 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Wiggins bounces back from bad game
      Andrew Wiggins hit 7-of-17 shots for 18 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: Kevin Martin was out for this one with a wrist injury and Wiggins bounced back after making just 3-of-14 shots in his previous game. He's averaging nearly 20 points over his last five games with plenty of other stats to his credit, and still looks like the favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:12 pm
    • Thaddeus Young plays well in ugly loss
      Thaddeus Young had 14 points, 11 rebounds and six assists on 7-of-17 shooting in Wednesday's loss to Dallas.

      Advice: Young has been playing much better lately, and while he didn't steal the ball tonight, he's been racking them up over his last few games. Over his last five, he's averaging 15.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.2 steals, while shooting just 43 percent. His season-long slump appears to be behind him, so we're hopeful that he can keep it rolling going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:10 pm
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) out again on Wednesday
      Kevin Martin (wrist) will not return for Wednesday's home game vs. the Mavericks.

      Advice: Martin has been active at practices and his return is imminent, but owners will have to wait at least one more game before prying him off fantasy benches. Robbie Hummel should earn another start in K-Mart's absence, but he was scoreless in 24 minutes on Monday and isn't an appealing option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:49 pm
       
      Injured
    • Luc Mbah a Moute will not play Wednesday
      Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: It'll be his second game out of the lineup due to a contusion. Mbah a Moute has a few different leg injuries and the 76ers will likely hold him out for Friday, too. Henry Sims and Furkan Aldemir will start on Wednesday while Jerami Grant and Malcolm Thomas will also play more. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:27 pm
    • Kobe Bryant (rest) will play against Pelicans
      Kobe Bryant (rest) will play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has sat out of the last two game in order to get some additional rest due to general soreness all around his body, so he should be feeling pretty fresh for this contest. Bryant will likely only see around 30 minutes of playing time, but he should still be considered a must-start player when active. Coach Byron Scott also added that Bryant will remain on a minutes limit for at least the next 10-15 games, and said that he may continue to sit him out some nights. This doesn't bode well for Bryant's outlook going forward, and it looks like his owners will see plenty more DNPs before the season is over. Wayne Elllington will shift to the bench with this news and loses almost all of his short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:20 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Arron Afflalo's 21 pts not enough vs. Spurs
      Arron Afflalo paced the Nuggets with 21 points during Tuesday's loss to the Spurs, going 6-of-11 from the field and 6-of-8 at the FT line in 33 minutes of action.

      Advice: He chipped in three 3-pointers, four rebounds, two assists and three steals in a terrific bounce-back effort following Monday's dud, which was largely the result of a blowout. Afflalo is second on the Nuggets in scoring (15.0 ppg) but his paltry defensive stats (0.6 steals, 0.1 blocks) prevent him from rising above late-round value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:57 pm
    • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) unlikely for Wed.
      Coach Brett Brown said he doesn't think that Luc Mbah a Moute will play Wednesday vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: Mbah a Moute missed Tuesday's practice, and all signs are pointing towards him being unavailable on Wednesday's game. If he sits, look for Robert Covington, K.J. McDaniels, Nerlens Noel, and Henry Sims to all see some increased minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:44 pm
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) headed for a GTD on Wed.
      Kevin Martin (wrist) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against Dallas.

      Advice: Martin sounded optimistic when talking about his chances about suiting up tomorrow, and said he will base his decision on how he feels when he wakes up in the morning. It's unclear if Martin will be on a minutes restriction upon his return, but given his upside, he needs to be owned in all leagues at this point. His return will likely hurt the value of Shabazz Muhammad (abdominal strain). Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:04 pm
       
      Injured
    • Luc Mbah a Moute misses Tuesday practice
      Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) missed Tuesday's practice and is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

      Advice: We'll have more information on Mbah a Moute's availability after Wednesday's shootaround, but missing practice on Tuesday isn't a great sign. If Mbah a Moute sits on Wednesday, Robert Covington, K.J. McDaniels, Nerlens Noel, and Henry Sims would all see a minutes boost in his absence. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:25 am
    • Nick Young says you can't turn Swaggy P off
      Nick Young told reporters that Swaggy P can't be turned off after Monday's loss to the Suns.

      Advice: Young had one of his best games of the season with Kobe Bryant on Monday as he scored 24 points to go along with four rebounds, three, assists, and two steals off the bench. "They told me you can’t turn Swaggy off," Young said after the game. "You made this guy so you gotta be him." It's unclear exactly who "they" and "you" are in Young's statement, but Swaggy P should be owned in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:57 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Young scores 24 points with full stat line
      Nick Young hit 7-of-12 shots (including four threes) for 24 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steal in 26 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: Young also added 6-of-7 free throws for good measure and he's hot again, giving owners a preview of what a good night without Kobe Bryant might look like in the last third of the season. He should be owned in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:20 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • DeRozan goes 0-for-9, Raptors survive and win
      DeMar DeRozan missed all nine of his field goal attempts in Monday's win over the Bucks, finishing with three rebounds and four assists to go with his goose egg in the scoring column.

      Advice: We'll cut him some slack and call this rust but he has a way to go to match the Team USA hype from this summer. Obviously he should remain owned in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:49 pm
    • Harden drops season-high 45 points on Indy
      James Harden scored a season-high 45 points in the Rockets' 110-98 win over the Pacers on Monday, hitting 12-of-18 shots (7-of-12 3PTs, 14-of-15 FTs) with one rebound, seven assists, four steals and one block.

      Advice: Monster. Harden is fantasy's No. 1 producer in 8-cat leagues and No. 3 in 9-cat formats when measuring on a per-game basis. His consistency and durability come with way less heartburn than some of his fellow elite, too. Dwight Howard went for 14 and 17 with one block in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:05 pm
    • Smith has another bad fantasy outing
      Josh Smith hit just 3-of-11 shots for six points, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: Smith missed both of his 3-pointers and his only free throw to boot. He has played well below the cut line in most standard leagues and owners can leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:57 pm
       
      Player Note
      Josh Smith Hou - SF,PF
    • Tyreke Evans scores 23 points vs. Knicks
      Tyreke Evans started slow against the Knicks during a loss on Monday, finishing with 23 points, nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He made 9-of-20 from the field and tried to keep the Pelicans in this game down the stretch. Evans has been running the offense for the past three games and that could continue with Jrue Holiday (ankle) possibly out for a couple more games. Hopefully, the team is more forthcoming with the news on Jrue this time around. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:57 pm
    • Klay Thompson scores 22 points
      Klay Thompson scored 22 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and four 3-pointers during a 122-79 blowout victory over the Nuggets on Monday.

      Advice: He has multiple 3-pointers in 18 consecutive games. Even before this gem, 2015 has been extremely kind to Klay with averages of 24.1 points, 3.8 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals and 3.5 triples on 53.5 percent from the field and 84.4 percent from the line. He belongs in the All-Star Game. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:59 pm
    • Arron Afflalo has a really bad game
      Arron Afflalo made 1-of-8 from the field for two points with two rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 24 minutes against the Warriors on Monday.

      Advice: Now that Randy Foye is back, Afflalo's ceiling is lowered. He's also stuck in a slump over his last three, making just 28.8 percent from the field in that stretch. He is still worth owning in standard leagues, but his owners will want to lower their expectations after a productive a couple weeks before this aforementioned slump. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:41 pm
    • Matt Barnes has a bad game vs. Boston
      Matt Barnes cooled off against the Celtics on Monday with three points, three rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Besides the empty scoring, it's a solid line from Barnes. He came in red hot with a 26-point game on Saturday and the minutes are still there for Barnes, so there's no need to worry. He is worth owning in standard leagues with less competition for his minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:47 pm
    • Evan Turner flirts with a triple-double
      Evan Turner had a cheap double-double against the Clippers on Monday with 10 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

      Advice: It's been the same story for Turner since the Jeff Green trade with solid output in boards and dimes with not much else. In his last five, he's averaged 7.6 points, 6.6 boards, 6.0 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.2 blocks and 0.4 triples on 35.9 percent from the field. He's much better in points leagues than standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:26 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • K.J. McDaniels really struggling on offense
      K.J. McDaniels made just 2-of-9 from the field and 1-of-3 from the line against for five points against the Wizards during a 111-76 loss on Monday, adding four rebounds, one steal and one block.

      Advice: The milk has gone bad for K.J. over his last four, making just 22.2 percent from the field for averages of 6.0 points, 4.0 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.8 blocks and 0.3 triples. McDaniels is still getting minutes and the blocks are nice, so most of his owners should just bench him for now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:43 pm
    • Thaddeus Young scores 18 points vs. Hornets
      Thaddeus Young was the lone offensive bright spot against the Hornets during an ugly 105-80 loss on Monday, scoring a team-high 18 points with four rebounds, two assists and three steals in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He is coming off a 22-point game on Saturday and is heating up at the right time. Young was in jeopardy of losing his starting job a few weeks ago, but he should be able to keep it for now. Although, Shabazz Muhammad (oblique) will likely threaten him and keep him on thin ice. Young should remain owned in standard leagues despite the trade rumors. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:36 pm
    • Andrew Wiggins cools off vs. the Hornets
      Andrew Wiggins didn't have a great follow-up game from his career-high effort in his last game, making just 3-of-14 from the field for 12 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He just wasn't as aggressive as usual today with just two shots from inside of three feet. Wiggins has been beating his defender off the dribble a ton since Christmas and that explains why his efficiency has jumped up so much lately. Even with the Wolves getting some players back, it shouldn't hurt his opportunity to score. His owners shouldn't be looking to sell high unless it's for an offer they can't refuse. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:25 pm
    • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) will not play Monday
      Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) is a late scratch against the Wizards on Monday.

      Advice: Another week, another Philly late scratch to their starting lineup. Last week it was Robert Covington and this time it's LMAM. Mbah a Moute plays has been playing minutes in the mid-20s, so guys like Covington, Henry Sims and Nerlens Noel will play more. K.J. McDaniels will also play a bit more. Mbah a Moute is hurt too often to grab and a knee injury suggests he'll miss more games. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:06 am
    • Gordon Hayward, Trey Burke struggle Sunday
      Gordon Hayward and Trey Burke both shot 4-of-15 from the field during Sunday's loss in San Antonio, combining for 18 points in an ugly road loss.

      Advice: Burke had eight assists and Hayward had five assists and three steals, but Utah never threatened after scoring just 27 points in the first half. Hayward's value has slipped after a torrid start to the season, but he's still returning top-50 value over the past month with averages of 19.3 points, 1.8 triples, 3.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.0 steals per game. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 6:30 pm
    • DeMar DeRozan scores 22 points on Sunday
      DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points on 7-of-18 shooting during Sunday's loss to the Pelicans, adding three rebounds, one 3-pointer, one assist, one steal, and one turnover.

      Advice: DeRozan also shot 7-of-9 from the stripe, making this your prototypical DeRozan line. He also logged 35.9 minutes, and he looks to be fully recovered from his groin injury that sidelined him for all of December. Before that extended absence, DeRozan had only missed three games over the past four seasons, so hopefully he'll be able to remain on the court for the rest of the year. He has mid-round upside. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 4:33 pm
    • Tyreke Evans hits game-winner on Sunday
      Tyreke Evans filled up the stat sheet during Sunday's win over the Raptors, scoring 26 points (including a game-winning layup), with five rebounds, five assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, and four turnovers.

      Advice: Evans was both aggressive and efficient in this one shooting 9-of-14 from the field and 7-of-9 from the line, and this game will make Friday's disappointing effort a distant memory. It's unclear how long Jrue Holiday (ankle) is going to be out of the lineup, but Evans should continue to start at point guard for as long as Holiday is sidelined. He's averaging 18.1 points, 5.2 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.2 steals as a starter for New Orleans. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 3:15 pm
    • Coach Flip Saunders praises Andrew Wiggins
      Coach Flip Saunders praised Andrew Wiggins after he scored a career-high 31 points in a win over the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: "It’s almost astonishing his confidence level," Saunders said of Wiggins. "He just keeps continuing to get better and amaze, whether its offense, blocking shots, rebounds, he’s doing a bit of everything." Wiggins has shown a ton of improvement since the beginning of the season, and there is no doubt that he has become a must-own fantasy asset in all leagues. Congrats are in order if you were able to buy-low on the rookie earlier in the season. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 9:21 am
    • Matt Barnes goes off for 26 and 10 in win
      Matt Barnes made 10-of-15 from the field for 26 points against the Kings on Saturday with 10 rebounds, one assist, one block, three steals and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: Apparently, Matt Barnes and James Harden switched bodies tonight. Although, Barnes has played very well over his last five, averaging 15.8 points, 6.8 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.6 triples in 36.8 minutes. He has to be picked up while he's this hot. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 11:19 pm
    • Klay Thompson has career-high five blocks
      Klay Thompson started hot against the Rockets on Saturday, making 9-of-15 from the field for 27 points with five rebounds, two assist, one steal, five blocks and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: His five blocks were a career high and he did a fantastic job on James Harden. Thompson has avoided a slump for basically the entire season and is hot over his last five, averaging 22.8 points, 4.2 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.6 blocks, 0.8 steals and 3.0 triples on 51.9 percent from the field. Good thing the Warriors didn't trade him for Kevin Love. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 9:48 pm
    • James Harden had huge letdown vs. Warriors
      James Harden didn't show up against the Warriors on Saturday, making 4-of-15 from the field for 12 points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and no 3-pointers.

      Advice: Sometimes when you win, you actually lose, and sometimes when you lose, you actually win. Not this time, though. Harden was a big letdown on the main stage tonight, but he'll bounce back on Monday against the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 9:20 pm
    • Thaddeus Young scores 22 points in win
      Thaddeus Young scored 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting on Saturday vs. the Nuggets, adding six boards, five assists and three steals in 42 minutes.

      Advice: It was surprisingly just his fifth 20-plus point game of the season, and his owners can only hope that he builds off this momentum because he has been a major disappointment in Minnesota. Young has been linked in several trade rumors over the past few days, so it's not out of the question that he is traded to a more suitable location. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 9:07 pm
    • Andrew Wiggins drops career-high 31 points
      Andrew Wiggins scored a career-high 31 points on 11-of-17 shooting in a win over the Nuggets on Saturday, adding nine boards, four assists, one steal, three blocks and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: It was easily the best game of his NBA career and the rookie has been on a tear after a slow start to the season. While the return of Kevin Martin (wrist) and Shabazz Muhammad (abdominals) could reduce his workload, Wiggins will likely be a must-start option for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 8:44 pm
    • K.J. McDaniels has a bad game again
      K.J. McDaniels made just 2-of-10 from the field for four points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 27 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

      Advice: Yuck. While his highlight is full of blocks, his defensive numbers are phenomenal this season. In his previous four games, he held his man 8.9 percent below his average. Yes, defensive field goal percentage is not a category, but it will lead to playing time. His upside makes him worth holding, even with his recent struggles on offense this weekend. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 7:12 pm
    • Barnes goes for 17 and eight in loss to CLE
      Matt Barnes scored 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting (including three treys) with eight rebounds and one assist in Friday's home loss to the Cavs.

      Advice: Barnes has been rolling lately and he should be in most, if not all lineups. Over the past seven games he's averaging 13.0 points, 2.4 threes, 4.4 boards, 1.0 combined steals and blocks, and marks of 49.2 percent from the field and 80 percent from the line. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 12:10 am
    • Hayward goes for 31 & 7 in win over Lakers
      Gordon Hayward scored 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block in the Jazz's 94-85 win over the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: On a night of huge performances this one fits right in. He has settled into top 30-40 production and that's what owners should expect going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 11:20 pm
    • Ingles has another quiet but versatile line
      Joe Ingles scored three points on 1-of-2 shooting (all threes) with two rebounds, four assists and a career-high three steals in 22 minutes on Friday against the Lakers.

      Advice: Ingles has quietly played at a mid-round level over his last three games, but he needs to stave off the return of Rodney Hood and then after that keep it up. Chances are he can't do it, but his versatility should be noted if he's able to work his way into consistent minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 11:18 pm
    • Young tries to make the FT line so Swaggy
      Nick Young busted out of a slump with 23 points on 4-of-9 shooting, two threes, two boards and a season-high 13-of-13 makes from the foul line on Friday.

      Advice: Young has played well enough to be owned in all 12-team formats this year, but his ups and downs might have him on benches or even the waiver wire for stretches. If anything happens to Kobe down the stretch, he could add a couple of rounds to his value real quick. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:57 pm
       
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    • Afflalo scores 16 points with three treys
      Arron Afflalo scored 16 points on 6-of-17 shooting with five rebounds, three treys and one steal in Friday's loss to the Mavs.

      Advice: Afflalo is a low-end asset in 12-team leagues and this inefficient line isn't going to change that calculus. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:41 pm
    • Andrew Wiggins scores 17 on solid line
      Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points against the Suns during a 110-99 loss on Friday with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He's figured it out. Wiggins was making just 42.3 percent from the field on the season before tonight, but he has been above that percentage in 10 of his last 11 games. It looks like it'll be a strong finish for Wiggins this season and it's just the beginning for his owners in keeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:36 pm
    • Thaddeus Young scores 13 in 37 minutes
      Thaddeus Young scored 13 points with eight rebounds, six assists, one steal and one turnover against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: His name is popping up in trade rumors and the Wolves would likely be willing to unload him for a mid-first draft pick or another package. Young's season-long slump has been especially bad over his last five, making 36.4 percent from the field for averages of 10.6 points, 6.0 boards, 3.0 assists, 2.6 steals and 0.8 treys. His value is too low to try and trade him. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:26 pm
    • Thompson scores 32 points with three treys
      Klay Thompson scored 32 points on 12-of-22 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and three treys in the Warriors' road loss to the Thunder on Friday.

      Advice: Thompson can get lost in the shuffle with Steph Curry (19 points, six assists, two threes, two steals) leading fantasy leagues, but he's a late first-round guy himself. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 9:43 pm
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