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    • Jared Sullinger struggles off the bench Sun.
      Jared Sullinger struggled with the demotion to the bench on Sunday, scoring just seven points on 3-of-11 shooting, to go with three rebounds, one assist, and three turnovers.

      Advice: Sullinger was sent to the bench after showing up late to Sunday morning's shootaround due to traffic. He'll likely return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Knicks, so look for him to bounce-back during that one with a very favorable matchup. Rotoworld.com
      27 minutes ago
    • Rajon Rondo (face) ruled out for Monday
      Rajon Rondo (face) has already been ruled out for Monday's game against Minnesota.

      Advice: The team's doctors are still evaluating Rondo, so we should have more details soon. Devin Harris will likely draw the start following this news and would be worth a look in deeper leagues, while Monta Ellis will have to carry even more responsibility on offense for the Mavericks. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:54 am
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young (ankle) will not play vs. Knicks
      Nick Young (ankle) will be active on Sunday against the Knicks, but coach Byron Scott said that he wouldn't play.

      Advice: Coach Scott said that he wanted Young to go through a practice before he returns to action, so there's no cause for concern here. Consider Young day-to-day for now, while Wayne Ellington will continue to see increased production in Young's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:36 am
       
      Injured
    • Byron Scott praises rookie Jordan Clarkson
      Byron Scott praised rookie Jordan Clarkson's recent play since being moved to the starting lineup.

      Advice: "I think we have a pretty good basketball player in this young kid," Scott said. "When he falls on his face, he gets right back up. He wants to get better; he works his butt off every single day. If you look at his first game [starting] against San Antonio, and his last game [Thursday], he’s shown improvement." Clarkson looks like the point guard to own in Los Angeles now, and with coach Byron Scott hinting that he will keep his current lineup the way it is for the foreseeable future, Clarkson should only get even better. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:55 am
    • Spencer Hawes struggling in bench role
      Coach Doc Rivers admitted that Spencer Hawes is struggling to adjust to his role of coming off the bench for the Clippers.

      Advice: "He has to play better to play more," Coach Doc Rivers said before Saturday's win over the Spurs. "Minutes are earned, they're not just given out like cookies." Hawes is averaging just 17 minutes per game this season, and he was coming off two scoreless games prior to Saturday. He responded with an 11-point performance against the Spurs, but he is going to need several more games like this before he sees an increase in playing time. As of right now, Hawes isn't worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:29 am
    • O.J. Mayo looks great yet again on Saturday
      O.J. Mayo's hot streak continued on Saturday during a 95-88 win over the Bucks with 17 points, seven rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

      Advice: In his previous 10, Mayo averaged 14.2 points, 3.1 boards, 3.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.9 treys on 53.3 percent from the field in 25.7 minutes. Mayo's ceiling isn't going to be too high because he doesn't play big minutes, but he's doing enough to put on the end of your bench in a standard league. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:04 pm
    • Jared Dudley scores 18 points in start
      Jared Dudley stayed hot against the Blazers on Saturday night with 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He lit it up on Thursday in his first start with a full 17-point line. Ersan Ilyasova (groin) is likely going to miss more time and the Bucks have looked amazing in their last two games with their smaller lineup. Dudley has enough upside to grab in standard leagues. Although, he would likely cool off once Ilyasova is back. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:00 pm
    • John Henson has another big game in win
      John Henson made his second consecutive start on Saturday against the Blazers with 14 points, eight rebounds, one assist and four blocks in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He had a double-double on Thursday and is clearly capitalizing on his chance with Zaza Pachulia (calf) out of the lineup. Pachulia is a slow healer, so Henson could get some extra run for a while. If you want to give him a look in even a shallow league and see if he can keep it going, it's not a bad idea. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:55 pm
    • Mike Conley returns, plays poorly
      Mike Conley (wrist) returned to the lineup against the Thunder on Saturday with 10 points, three assists and two 3-pointers on 4-of-12 shooting.

      Advice: He missed two games with a wrist injury and has not played well in three straight games. This might be his lowest value all year and we expect him to heat up against the Suns on Monday, assuming he's healthy enough to play in that one. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:26 pm
    • Kevin Durant returns, scores just 15 points
      Kevin Durant returned from a toe injury on Saturday in an 85-74 loss to the Grizzlies, scoring 15 points on 5-of-16 from the field with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: While Memphis usually shuts down elite scorers, KD lit them up last season with 30.8 points per game in four 2013-14 outings. He's had bad games much more often this season compared to last year, but he should get it figured out soon. Perhaps there's a chance to buy low on the No. 1 fantasy player in the past five seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:17 pm
    • Kevin Love scores 14 with 17 boards
      Kevin Love scored 14 points with 17 rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in his return to the Target Center on Saturday.

      Advice: There was a mixture of boos and cheers for Love and the Wolves did give him a tribute video in his return. Love's offseason wasn't great and he made it clear he didn't want to be in Minnesota anymore. As for this season, he's having a tough time staying healthy and has been benched down the stretch on multiple occasions. Still, he can be viewed as a top-25 fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:03 pm
    • Tiago Splitter returns to starting lineup
      Tiago Splitter returned to the starting lineup in place of Matt Bonner for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers, scoring eight points with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 17 minutes.

      Advice: Splitter and Bonner have practically rotated in and out of the starting lineup recently, but coach Gregg Popovich wasn't about to let Bonner go up against DeAndre Jordan in this one. Splitter was actually a DNP-CD on Wednesday, so the uncertainty of his role moving forward will make him very tough to own in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:02 pm
    • Andre Drummond goes for 11 & 16 in win
      Andre Drummond had 11 points, 16 rebounds, a steal and three blocks on 5-of-11 shooting in Saturday's win over the Rockets.

      Advice: With Dwight Howard out, Drummond and Greg Monroe had free reign in the paint. Of course, Drummond only hit 1-of-7 free throws, but has now racked up 15 or more boards in four straight home games. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:53 pm
    • Terrence Jones fizzles in loss to Pistons
      Terrence Jones disappeared on Saturday with three points and five rebounds on 1-of-5 shooting.

      Advice: He played just 19 minutes and picked up three fouls, so we're not overly concerned. However, after his long layoff, it's going to take him time to get back to form, and if Dwight Howard wasn't out for the next month with a knee injury, we wouldn't even tell you to own him. But given Howard's lengthy absence, there's a decent chance that Jones gets hot at some point in the next couple weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:28 pm
    • Al Horford scores 23, Hawks win 19th in a row
      Al Horford had another magnificent game during a 91-85 win over the 76ers on Saturday, making 10-of-16 from the field for 23 points with 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks.

      Advice: That's the Hawks 19th win in a row and they're already at 40 wins on the season. As for Horford, he has been ridiculous in his last 10 games, making 69.8 percent from the field for averages of 18.6 points, 8.4 boards, 5.1 assists, 1.4 blocks and 0.8 steals. He's also made 84.6 percent from the line and is an absolute monster. He's been a top-five fantasy player in that span. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) will start vs. Grizzlies
      Kevin Durant (toe) will start in Saturday's game against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: After two straight games on the sidelines, Durant will return to action in a crucial game against a strong Memphis team. Durant's probably not going to be 100 percent, but he's still obviously a must-start option. Perry Jones will move to the bench with this news and is safe to cut in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:59 pm
    • Rajon Rondo (head) will not return vs. Magic
      Rajon Rondo (head) will not return to Saturday's game vs. the Magic.

      Advice: He was struck in the head by teammate Richard Jefferson's foot while trying to collect a loose ball and was ruled out for the rest of the game a few moments later. Rondo's nose was pouring blood right after it happened, and there's a good chance that he could have a concussion. Rondo isn't expected to be re-evaluated until he returns to Dallas, so we will provide an update as soon as we hear anything. Devin Harris figures to see an uptick in minutes with this news, while Monta Ellis will have even more responsibility. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:32 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Durant (GTD) going through warmups
      Kevin Durant (toe) is going through warmups on Saturday before the game against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: He is a game-time decision and we should have news on his status soon. It appears Durant is at least trying to suit up for a very important game. His owners will want to check back soon. If he's out, Perry Jones will start while Dion Waiters and Reggie Jackson benefit most. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:31 pm
    • Jared Sullinger to take more shots?
      Jared Sullinger said that coach Brad Stevens asked him to take more shots.

      Advice: There's been a noticeable increase in his attempts, but he's not shooting the ball well. In his last eight games, Sullinger posted a usage rate of 28.0 with averages of 15.9 points, 8.3 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.0 treys on 41.0 percent from the field. With Kelly Olynyk (ankle) out, Sully should put up bigger numbers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:25 am
    • Kevin Durant (toe) is a game-time decision
      Kevin Durant was a partial participant at shootaround on Saturday morning, and he will be a game-time decision against Memphis.

      Advice: He has been sidelined for the past two games due to his sprained toe, but a huge matchup against Memphis could prove too tempting for him not to play. Durant's owners will have to check back for official confirmation prior to tip-off, but he certainly belongs in all lineups is if he's activated. If Durant sits, expect Perry Jones to draw another start, but Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka are the true beneficiaries if that's the case. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:18 am
    • Mike Conley (wrist) still probable for Sat
      Mike Conley (wrist) participated in shootaround on Saturday morning, and is expected to play against the Thunder.

      Advice: He hasn't been able to play in the Grizzlies' last two games, so there's a good chance that they keep a close eye on his minutes. Conley is also going to have to chase Russell Westbrook around the court all game, so owners in daily leagues may want to look elsewhere. If Conley ends up sitting as a precaution, Beno Udrih will stay relevant for a little bit longer. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 am
    • Rondo plays just 23 minutes against Heat
      Rajon Rondo played just 23 minutes on Friday against the Heat, scoring four points on 2-of-4 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and two steals.

      Advice: Rondo has not been a hit in Dallas and he's been returning bench-worthy numbers in fantasy leagues. In 9-cat leagues he's in the tank unless you're punting turnovers. Owners should simply keep him benched until Dallas figures out how they want to deploy him. This is a veteran club with some great offensive minds, so there's still a good chance they get it figured out. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:01 pm
       
      Injured
    • Love picks on hapless Kings with 23 & 10
      Kevin Love scored 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting (including two threes) with 10 rebounds and three assists in Friday's win over the Kings.

      Advice: Love took advantage of a checked-out opponent but given all of the nagging injuries and general disappointment this season, who cares? If you're tired of Love this might be a good moment to sell high. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:10 pm
    • Terrence Jones plays 20 minutes
      Terrence Jones played 20 minutes against the Celtics on Friday with seven points, two boards and three blocks.

      Advice: He played 21 minutes on Wednesday and the Rockets are going to keep his minutes in check for a bit. Jones has a huge upside and the Rockets are going to need him to play him more with Dwight Howard (knee) out indefinitely, so more minutes are on the way. Jones is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:32 pm
    • Al Horford fills it up against the Blazers
      Al Horford filled the stat sheet against the Blazers on Friday with 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He's on fire. In his previous 10 games, Horford averaged 17.9 points, 7.9 boards, 5.1 assists, 1.2 blocks and 0.7 steals on 71.1 percent from the field. He's certainly capable of being a top-10 fantasy asset and his owners should be asking for a lot if they want to sell high. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:06 pm
    • Mike Conley (wrist) probable for Saturday
      Mike Conley (wrist) is probable to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

      Advice: It's nice to see the Grizzlies will get their star point guard back, but they didn't miss him in their last two games. Conley should have his hands full in what should be a great game on Saturday night. If you added Beno Udrih, you can let him loose. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:44 pm
    • Nick Young (ankle) is limited in practice
      Nick Young (ankle) was limited in practice on Friday.

      Advice: He said he can do some straight-line running, but he can't cut yet, and he is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Knicks. If he's out, the Lakers will use more Jeremy Lin in the second unit while Wayne Ellington will have more scoring opportunities. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:08 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mike Conley (wrist) status uncertain for Sat.
      Head coach Dave Joerger said Mike Conley's status for Saturday's game vs. OKC is still unknown at this point.

      Advice: Conley has missed the past two games with a wrist injury, and the Grizzlies continue to be sparse with providing updates on his status. We should get another update on Conley after Saturday morning's shootaround, and if he's again unavailable, it will be Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes splitting minutes at point guard. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:13 am
    • Kevin Love (thigh) says he will play Friday
      Kevin Love said that he is feeling good physically, and while Chris Kaman's knee to his thigh hurt, he is a go for Friday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: Those that made a speculative add of Tristan Thompson with the hopes that Love would be unavailable Friday should now temper their expectations. Love will draw a very favorable matchup against the Kings on Friday, and if LeBron James (wrist) is again sidelined, Love will have plenty of opportunity on offense. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:12 am
    • Jordan Clarkson being mentored by Steve Nash
      Jordan Clarkson said that he had his first face-to-face with Steve Nash on Wednesday, and Nash's words helped him in facing Derrick Rose.

      Advice: The Lakers pulled out a surprise win on Thursday, upsetting the Bulls 123-118 in a double overtime victory, and Clarkson was the Lakers' third-leading scorer with 18 points. He also was second in minutes on the night with 43, and it's clear that he's ahead of Jeremy Lin in the rotation, and LA is going to make an effort to develop their rookie. He's capable of providing some low-end stats in standard leagues, so give him a look if you're looking for some points, assists, and steals on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:15 am
    • Jordan Clarkson drops 18 points in 43 minutes
      Jordan Clarkson played 43 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday during a double-overtime win, scoring 18 points with four rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It's becoming abundantly clear that Clarkson has his starting job locked down. He is a playmaker for the Lakers and they'll need someone like that in their starting unit. Plus, he's been exceptional at beating guys off the dribble in his rookie season. Clarkson won't be a fantasy stud because of his turnovers and sub-par shooting, but the steals and other stats make him worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:40 pm
    • John Henson scores 12 points with 11 rebounds
      John Henson started against the Magic on Thursday during a 115-100 win, scoring 12 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He looked great in the starting unit and there might be a position battle should Zaza Pachulia (calf) miss time. Henson does have some eye-catching upside for his ability to block shots, so fantasy owners will want to keep an eye on him. Unless you don't care about foul shooting, it's probably best to see what happens his next time out before grabbing him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:29 pm
    • Jared Dudley scores 17 points in start
      Jared Dudley moved into the starting lineup for Ersan Ilyasova on Thursday, scoring 17 points with four rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: The Bucks were rolling on offense with 12 triples tonight. Dudley was really cooling off before tonight, but the loss of Ilyasova should open up some playing time for Dudley. With Ghostface Ilya only day-to-day, Dudley is more of a stop-gap add for now. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:13 pm
    • Mike Conley (wrist) out again on Thursday
      Mike Conley (wrist) will not play against the Nuggets on Thursday night.

      Advice: This will be his second game out of the lineup due to his wrist injury. The 2015 part of the season has not been nice to Conley with two ankle sprains and this current issue costing him time. There's no indication that this issue will linger on, so he can be considered as a buy-low candidate. Beno Udrih is a nice option in DFS tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:28 pm
    • Mike Conley (wrist) game-time decision Thurs.
      Mike Conley (wrist) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Conley dressed for Tuesday's game against Dallas, but he did not leave the bench, and it's looking like we're not going to get an official update on Conley's status until just before the tip. If he does indeed spend another game on the sidelines, Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes would split minutes at point guard. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:49 pm
    • John Henson will start at center Thursday
      John Henson will replace Zaza Pachulia (calf) in the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. Orlando.

      Advice: Henson offers a lot of upside, and with a favorable matchup against the Magic, he's looking like a fine plug-and-play in daily leagues. It's going to be hard for head coach Jason Kidd to limit Henson's minutes tonight with Ersan Ilyasova, and Zaza unavailable. Kenyon Martin could also pick up some extended minutes tonight as one of the few healthy big men left on the roster, although he's unlikely to contribute much to the stat sheet. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:03 pm
    • Jared Dudley will start at PF on Thursday
      Jared Dudley will start at power forward for Thursday's game against Orlando with Ersan Ilyasova (groin) unavailable.

      Advice: Dudley is more of a 3-point specialist, but he could see an uptick in value with the move to the starting lineup and a favorable matchup against the Magic. He's worth a dice roll for those playing daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:54 pm
    • Nick Young (ankle) out Thursday vs. Chicago
      Nick Young (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Young will travel with the team on their upcoming four-game road trip, and head coach Byron Scott said he expects Young to return soon. In the meantime, Wayne Ellington, Jordan Clarkson, and Jeremy Lin will all have some increased opportunity for as long as Swaggy P is unavailable. However, with a tough matchup against Chicago tonight, all these guys figure to be risky options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:28 am
       
      Injured
    • Mike Conley questionable for Thursday
      Mike Conley (wrist) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Conley almost crashed Twitter with daily players searching for a status update Tuesday night and it looks like we're destined for a repeat on Thursday. We'll update his status as soon as more information become available, but owners should be ready to fire up Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes if Conley unable to suit up. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:18 am
    • Kevin Durant misses Thursday practice
      Kevin Durant (toe) missed practice on Thursday.

      Advice: This doesn't sound great for Durant's availability on Saturday after missing the Thunder's last two games with a sprained toe. We'll update Durant's status after Friday's practice, but Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka stand to gain the most fantasy value if Durant is unable to suit up against the Grizzlies. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:55 am
    • Al Horford still shooting lights-out for ATL
      Al Horford hit 10-of-13 shots for 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: Horford came into this one hitting 53-of-72 shots over his last seven games, and that number got a lot better tonight. The Hawks are playing out of their minds right now and have won 17 straight, and 31 of their last 33 games. And with Mike Budenholzer coaching the East All-Stars, it's possible that Horford, Paul Millsap (28 & 15), Jeff Teague (13 & 11) and Kyle Korver (full stat line, 5 3-pointers) could all be joining him in Brooklyn as coach's picks. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:54 pm
    • Tiago Splitter gets a DNP-Cd
      Tiago Splitter was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

      Advice: Coach Gregg Popovich decided to sit him down. Splitter has a ton of calf injuries, but there is no indication that that issue was a problem. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:09 pm
    • Terrence Jones goes for 10 & 5 in return
      Terrence Jones finally returned from his leg injury on Wednesday and had 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes.

      Advice: He hit 4-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer, and while we've not been high on him, the news of Dwight Howard's edema in his right knee changes things. Jones could see some serious run if Howard is going to miss time, so we now like the idea of taking a flier on him. He could be forced into heavy action for an extended period of time if Howard is going to be shelved. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:26 pm
    • Andre Drummond struggles in loss to Sixers
      Andre Drummond had anything but a huge night against the hapless Sixers on Wednesday, finishing with just six points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block in an ugly loss.

      Advice: Drummond picked up four fouls and the Pistons were never really in this game. Greg Monroe was better with 20 points and 11 boards, but he didn't have any blocks in the loss. Philly opened up a big first-quarter league and never looked back, and we'll blame this one on the Pistons playing their fourth game in five nights. They were, as the saying goes, plumb tuckered out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:53 pm
    • Kevin Love struggles, injures left knee
      Kevin Love suffered a left knee injury on Wednesday but played through it, hitting just 3-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, 12 rebounds and zero assists.

      Advice: We were hoping for a much bigger line with LeBron James in street clothes, but Love just didn't have it tonight, while Kyrie Irving took care of Cleveland's offensive needs. Love suffered the knee injury thanks to being run into by Chris Kaman, and we'll have to see how he's feeling on Thursday morning. Consider him day-to-day for now. If he's going to miss time, Tristan Thompson could become relevant again. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:31 pm
    • Terrence Jones (leg) finally returns vs. Mavs
      Terrence Jones (leg) will be active and available for the Rockets on Wednesday, though he'll be limited to 15-20 minutes.

      Advice: Houston will ease Jones into the mix after his lengthy rehab from a nerve issue which has kept him on the sidelines since Nov. 3. He may even start on Wednesday with Dwight Howard (ankle, knee) very unlikely to play. Josh Smith and Donatas Motiejunas complicate Jones' role when Houston is at full strength, but he has enough upside to be worth a stash if he's still floating on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:18 pm
    • Nick Young (ankle) misses practice on Wed
      Nick Young (ankle) missed practice on Wednesday night.

      Advice: He has a moderate ankle sprain and missed Tuesday's game against the Wizards. The Lakers seem to be committed to their young guys, so don't expect Young to play at less than 100 percent. Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson are both worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:47 am
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Durant (toe) out against the Knicks
      Kevin Durant (toe) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: It will be his second straight game on the sidelines, and though the injury isn't serious, this has to be frustrating for his owners. Durant is still listed as day-to-day, so we will update his status as soon as more details become available. Perry Jones will likely draw another start, but he is too unreliable to use in most leagues. Instead, expect Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka to carry the load for the Thunder tonight, and be sure to give them a long look in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:15 am
    • Terrence Jones participates in shootaround
      Terrence Jones participated in shootaround, and he will likely be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

      Advice: Rockets coach Kevin McHale is a huge fan of Jones' game, but after missing nearly three months of action he will likely be eased into action upon his return. Jones is more than worth a flier in deeper leagues, but it will be interesting to see how coach McHale tweaks his crowded frontcourt rotation that includes Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Dwight Howard (ankle). Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:06 am
    • Jordan Clarkson scores season-high 18 points
      The Lakers blew a double-digit lead on Tuesday despite Jordan Clarkson's season-high 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 37 minutes.

      Advice: This game was an outlier in every department for Clarkson -- he approached his season-high in nearly every category and made his first 3-pointer in over six weeks, having gone 0-of-8 in 10 games since Dec. 15. Clarkson is a realistic pickup for anyone needing a PG, as coach Byron Scott has expressed at least a "10 to 15 game" commitment to him as a starter. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:21 pm
    • Rajon Rondo quiet in home loss to Grizzlies
      Rajon Rondo couldn't duplicate Sunday's near triple-double on Tuesday, but he still posted seven points, one 3-pointer, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals.

      Advice: He turned the ball over three times but didn't take any FT attempts, to his fantasy owners' relief. Fantasy owners' should keep an eye on Rondo's health and playing time over the next few weeks -- he's averaging just 27.5 minutes over the Mavs' past six games, possibly a consequence of a lingering Achilles injury. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:25 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Love scores just seven points in win
      Kevin Love scored just seven points on 3-of-11 shooting in a win over the Pistons on Tuesday, adding eight boards, four assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He reportedly experienced some dizzy spells during Sunday's game against the Thunder, so there is a strong chance that he wasn't at 100 percent tonight. We will update his status if any new developments occur, but it doesn't appear that he will miss any time. This was his seventh game of the season in which he failed to score in double digits, so his owners can only hope that Love starts to turn things around soon. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:53 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) is questionable for Wed
      Kevin Durant (toe) remains day-to-day, but his status for Wednesday's game against the Knicks is still up in the air.

      Advice: The injury was never thought to be serious, but the Thunder have every right to be cautious with their franchise player after he missed the beginning of the season with a fracture in his foot. We should know more about his status after shootaround Wednesday morning, so owners will have to check back then for updates. If Durant can't go Perry Jones will likely draw another start, but he isn't a reliable option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:43 pm
    • Jared Dudley starts 2nd half w/ Ilyasova out
      Jared Dudley started the second half of Tuesday's game with Ersan Ilyasova (groin) unavailable, notching 11 points, one 3-pointer, two boards and three assists in 23 minutes.

      Advice: Dudley has been a sneaky value this season despite playing just 25 minutes, with his stats buoyed by solid percentages, 1.0 triples, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. He's worth owning, especially since Ilyasova is likely to miss more games with his groin injury. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:09 pm
    • Andre Drummond blocks a season-high six shots
      Andre Drummond had a season-high six blocks in a loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday, adding 12 points and 17 boards.

      Advice: It wasn't all great for him, as he shot just 6-of-17 from the field and missed all four of his free throws. Drummond has now gone three games without making a single free throw, going 0-of-9 over that span. Having said that, his owners knew what they were getting into when they drafted him and they probably won't mind as long as keeps scoring, rebounding and blocking shots at a high level. His play should also improve as he develops some chemistry with D.J. Augustin, who has taken over as the starting point guard due to the loss of Brandon Jennings (Achilles) for the season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:56 pm
    • MRI on Nick Young's ankle confirms sprain
      An MRI taken on Tuesday night confirmed that Nick Young suffered a moderate ankle sprain, and he is being considered questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: He obviously won't play tonight, but it's definitely a good sign that the injury isn't too serious. Young was benched down the stretch during Sunday's game due to a lack of effort, but the Lakers are obviously going to need his scoring punch with the news that Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is likely out for the season, so owners should consider holding onto him. Expect Wayne Ellington, Jordan Clarkson and Jeremy Lin to benefit in the short-term. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:52 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mike Conley to dress, but is unlikely to play
      Mike Conley (wrist) will dress for Tuesday's game against Dallas, but he is not expected to play.

      Advice: Owners should probably keep Conley on the bench tonight, as he will likely serve as Emergency depth for the Grizzlies. Beno Udrih will draw the start in his absence, and should be considered in most leagues for owners in need of short-term value. Nick Calathes, Courtney Lee and Vince Carter should all benefit as well. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:03 pm
    • Nick Young getting an MRI on his ankle Tues.
      Updating a previous report, Nick Young is currently undergoing an MRI on his sprained right ankle, and is looking unlikely for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: We'll have a better idea of Young's status once the results of the MRI are released, but at this point it would be shocking if he's able to play. The Lakers are currently calling his injury a moderate sprain, and if he's forced to sit, Wayne Ellington, Jordan Clarkson, and Jeremy Lin would all stand to benefit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:12 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young (ankle) will not play on Tuesday
      Nick Young (ankle) will not play against the Wizards on Tuesday.

      Advice: He sprained his ankle in practice on Monday and the Lakers will allow him to heal. Young made just 33.3 percent from the field over the last month and remains one of the worst players inside of the arc. He's not a must-own player and his efficiency has dropped without Kobe Bryant. With Swaggy out, the Lakers will use some two-point guard sets -- they used those for 11 minutes on Sunday -- and Wayne Ellington will also have some more run in a bad matchup. Jordan Clarkson might benefit the most. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:32 pm
       
      Injured
    • Terrence Jones could play vs Mavs on Weds
      Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said there's a chance that Terrence Jones (leg) could play against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Jones was able to go through a full practice on Tuesday and it's looking like there's a chance the Jones will make his season debut on Wednesday against the Mavericks. He'll be battling for minutes with Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith upon his return, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:49 am
    • Mike Conley, Tony Allen questionable Tuesday
      Mike Conley (wrist) and Tony Allen (ankle) are considered questionable for Tuesday's game at Dallas.

      Advice: Conley sprained his left (shooting) wrist during Monday night's win at Orlando. He fought through it until the game turned into a blowout in the third quarter, but clearly wasn't himself as he played just 22 minutes total and went 2-of-8 from the field with zero assists. The Grizzlies are on a back-to-back, so there's no shootaround to get updates from. We likely won't have official word on the status of Conley or Allen until roughly 7:30pm ET. If they can't go, Beno Udrih gets a big bump and Jeff Green gets a little one. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:19 am
    • Terrence Jones questionable for Weds
      Terrence Jones (leg) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

      Advice: This comes as good news as this is the first change to Jones' status in months. Jones doesn't belong on standard league fantasy rosters as he'll likely be eased back into a crowded rotation alongside Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith, but he's worth a flier in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:38 am
    • Mike Conley suffers a sprained left wrist
      Mike Conley said he sprained his left wrist and played through the pain in the second half.

      Advice: He said he'll take a "wait and see" approach for Tuesday's game in Dallas. Conley is coming off ankle injuries from last week and he's struggled in a big way since. If Conley can't go, Beno Udrih will be a strong play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:05 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) out for Monday night
      Kevin Durant (toe) will not play against the Wolves on Monday.

      Advice: He suffered the injury in Cleveland on Sunday and it's being called a left great toe sprain. Durant went through warmups, but there was too much soreness and he decided he'll sit. It's anyone's guess if he'll play on Wednesday and the Thunder do only have three games this week. It'll be Russell Westbrook running the show with a host of others stepping up. Expect Dion Waiters and Anthony Morrow to benefit the most. Perry Jones may start, though. It's worth mentioning KD needed surgery on his right foot. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:06 pm
    • 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
      Jan 26, 12:34 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Love experienced dizzy spells Sunday
      Kevin Love experienced some dizzy spells during Sunday's win over the Thunder, but he came out of the game okay.

      Advice: "Everything was spinning there for a little bit," Love said. "It was a scary moment, but I was good after that." It sounds like Love may have been dealing with a vertigo-like moment, and that can be caused by a number of things, including dehydration. Love said he "probably" ate too close to game time, but the good news is that he appears okay. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 26, 7:52 am
    • Al Horford absolutely on fire over last seven
      Al Horford has shot 53-of-72 from the field over his last seven games.

      Advice: In other words, Horford is on absolute fire. During that stretch, he's also 19-of-22 from the free throw line. "I’m taking good shots within the offense," he said. "I have a good rhythm right now." Since January came around, Horford is averaging 16.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.3 blocks on 57.5 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 26, 7:23 am
    • 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
      Jan 25, 9:09 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jordan Clarkson struggles vs Houston, Pat Bev
      Jordan Clarkson couldn't get anything going in 28 minutes vs. the Rockets on Sunday, going 2-of-10 from the field to finish with eight points, two assists, one steal and five turnovers.

      Advice: Patrick Beverley will have this effect on opposing PGs and Clarkson gets a pass for the dud. Lakers coach Byron Scott said he'll keep his current starting lineup intact for "15 to 20 games" which gives Clarkson a nice window to establish himself. Deep-league owners should already own him, and he's firmly on the radar in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 9:05 pm
    • Jared Sullinger scores 26 points in loss Sun
      Jared Sullinger played fantastic in a loss to the Warriors on Sunday, scoring 26 points with nine boards, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

      Advice: The line would have been even more impressive had he not been struggling with foul trouble, but his owners will be thrilled with this line. Sullinger's role in the offense should only grow now that Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is sidelined for a while, so he should be viewed as a must-start option for the foreseeable future. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 8:27 pm
    • Tiago Splitter shifts to bench on Sunday
      Tiago Splitter shifted to the bench for Sunday's game against the Bucks, scoring eight points with two boards, two assists and one steal in 17 minutes.

      Advice: Matt Bonner drew the start on Sunday, but this isn't the first time coach Gregg Popovich decided to alter his lineup. Given the constant uncertainty at the center position in San Antonio, neither player is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:32 pm
    • Andre Drummond scores 14 pts sans Jennings
      Andre Drummond made 7-of-11 shots in 27 minutes vs. Toronto on Sunday, finishing with 14 points, eight boards, one assist and one block.

      Advice: Drummond has scored 56.0 percent of his baskets off teammate assists, so the loss of Brandon Jennings can't be a good thing for his offense. It's something to keep an eye on going forward, though of course Drummond remains an elite fantasy center even if his scoring takes a small dip. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:18 pm
    • Spencer Hawes finally cracks double-digit pts
      Spencer Hawes finished Sunday's game with 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting, adding two 3-pointers and one rebound without any blocks in 16 minutes.

      Advice: This was Hawes' first double-digit scoring game in January. The Clippers lavished a four-year, $22.7 million deal on him this summer, but he's averaging just 17.0 minutes per game and remains a waiver-wire fixture as long as DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 6:49 pm
    • John Henson injures ankle on Sunday vs. Spurs
      John Henson (ankle) left Sunday's game against the Spurs and did not return, finishing with four points, nine boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 17 minutes.

      Advice: The good news is that coach Jason Kidd said that Henson could have returned if he needed him too, so the injury is probably very minor. Henson's only averaging 15.6 minutes per game this season, but he has given the Bucks a solid rim protector in the absence of Larry Sanders. If Henson does end up missing time, Zaza Pachulia will have to play even more minutes with veteran Kenyon Martin getting into the mix as well. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 6:28 pm
    • Rajon Rondo posts 17/8/9, makes 7-of-10 FGs
      Rajon Rondo made 7-of-10 shots with two 3-pointers on Sunday, scoring 17 points with eight rebounds and nine assists in his first double-digit scoring game since Jan. 13.

      Advice: This was just the fourth time since joining the Mavs that Rondo has made more than half of his shot attempts, so owners should enjoy it while it lasts. He padded his near triple-double with a pair of steals and only two turnovers in 34 minutes, taking full advantage of the absence of Pelicans' PG Jrue Holiday (leg). Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 6:25 pm
       
      Injured
    • John Henson leaves game with ankle injury
      John Henson left Sunday's game against the Spurs with an ankle injury and is questionable to return.

      Advice: The Bucks are already pretty thin in their frontcourt thanks to Larry Sanders, so hopefully it's not too serious. We will update Henson's status as soon as we know more, and we would expect Zaza Pachulia to play all the minutes he could handle if Henson were to miss any time. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 5:58 pm
    • Hawks beat Wolves for 16th consecutive win
      The Hawks won their 16th consecutive game on Sunday, aided by Al Horford's near-perfect 19 points on 8-of-9 field goals and 3-of-3 free throws.

      Advice: He also had six rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one turnover in 31 minutes, and the Hawks are looking virtually unstoppable at the halfway point of the season. This is a quintessential Horford line, blending nice numbers with even nicer efficiency, and he's staked himself to top-20 value in 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 5:56 pm
    • Kevin Love gets 19 & 13 w/ five 3-pointers
      Kevin Love scored 19 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and one block in 36 minutes on Sunday, while making 5-of-7 shots from downtown.

      Advice: He was 3-of-17 from deep in Cleveland's previous four games, and his ability to knock down triples is critical for his fantasy value -- 35.6 percent of his attempts have come from deep this season, which blows away his previous career high. Love is returning third-round value this season, which isn't what owners expected on draft day, and it's hard to envision a surge while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 4:29 pm
    • Kevin Durant's 32 points not enough for OKC
      Kevin Durant led the Thunder on Sunday with 32 points on 12-of-23 shooting, as well as six rebounds, nine assists and two blocks, but it wasn't enough to hold off the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Durant chipped in one 3-pointer and had only one turnover in 40 minutes, in the latest showcase for his elite fantasy talents. Oklahoma City's defeat dropped their record to .500 again, and they remain 3 1/2 games behind Phoenix for the final playoff spot out West. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 4:27 pm
    • Terrence Jones could return 'within a week'
      When head coach Kevin McHale was asked about Terrence Jones' availability for Wednesday's game vs. Dallas, he did not rule Jones out and said that he will return "sooner rather than later."

      Advice: McHale added that Jones could return "within a week," and it appears he is getting very close to playing basketball again. However, he will be fighting for minutes with Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith, so it will be very difficult for him to produce the same way he was at the beginning of the season. Still, he's worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 12:19 pm
    • O.J. Mayo continues hot streak, scores 20
      O.J. Mayo kept it going against the Pistons on Saturday with 20 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and four 3-pointers on 8-of-14 from the field.

      Advice: He's been in a bizarro world lately. O.J. Miracle Whip? Kidding aside, Mayo has a Kyle Korver like 70.8 effective field goal percentage in his last six games, averaging 15.2 points, 2.5 boards, 2.5 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.5 blocks and 2.5 treys. This is probably the hottest he'll be, but he's been too good to ignore. If you need scoring, give him a long look. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 7:51 pm
    • Andre Drummond has a bad game again
      Andre Drummond missed all four attempts from the foul line during a 101-86 loss to the Bucks on Saturday with 10 points, seven rebounds and one block.

      Advice: He was actually developing a nice rapport with Brandon Jennings, but he'll have to learn to play with D.J. Augustin more often. That could mean Drummond has to get his shot on his own more often, which suggests his field goal shooting goes south. He'll still be a must-start player and he may see an increase in usage rate. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 7:30 pm
    • Coach Byron Scott praises Jordan Clarkson
      Coach Byron Scott heaped praise on rookie Jordan Clarkson after his first career start on Friday against the Spurs.

      Advice: "I am very happy with the way Jordan played," Scott said. "He just looked like he was very poised and the moment wasn’t too big for him." Clarkson scored 11 points with four assists and three boards, but given his high usage rate he should see his numbers improve with continued opportunity. There is still no word on whether or not his move to the starting lineup is permanent, but the Lakers would be wise to give their younger players a chance to develop in a lost season. Clarkson is worth keeping a close eye on moving forward, so keep him on your radar. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 6:54 am
    • Rajon Rondo not upset with coach Carlisle
      Rajon Rondo stressed that he wasn't upset with coach Carlisle's decision to bench him during the fourth quarter of Friday's loss to the Bulls.

      Advice: "Coach made a decision. It's as simple as that," said Rondo. "I've been in this game a long time. It's not like it's the end of the world. I like what Coach Carlisle has done for me this year. I don't have any regrets." Rondo has averaged 10.1 points, 7.1 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 16 games since being traded to the Mavs, and it's clear that his value is trending down. However, he is playing for a new contract and he still has time to turn things around. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 6:05 am
       
      Injured
    • Clarkson steps in for Lin, posts low-end line
      Jordan Clarkson drew the start at point guard for the Lakers on Friday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting (no threes) with three rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes.

      Advice: This is a successful outing for him in the grand scheme of things but there are a lot of questions in L.A. right now, starting with Jeremy Lin's (DNP-CD) future and then heading right into whether or not Clarkson's game translates into fantasy value. He's a flier at best barring news that he's suddenly the man in charge, but he could quickly capture our attention so stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 12:39 am
    • 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
      Jan 24, 12:27 am
       
      Injured
    • Rondo benched down the stretch vs. Bulls
      Rajon Rondo was benched during the fourth quarter of the Mavs' 102-98 loss to the Bulls on Friday, finishing with six points on 3-of-9 shooting, two rebounds, four assists and a steal in 27 minutes.

      Advice: Rondo was benched earlier in the year under the premise of Achilles' pain and it's starting to look to some like it's a basic offensive issue. Teams are packing it in against Rondo and Rick Carlisle decided to go with Devin Harris instead. Rondo is also struggling in fantasy leagues, so consider moving him to your bench in 8-cat leagues. Rondo is radioactive in 9-cat leagues unless you're punting turnovers, but some added production might sneak him into late-round value in those formats. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 11:29 pm
       
      Injured
    • A New Day: Clarkson, Kelly and Sacre starting
      Jordan Clarkson, Wayne Ellington, Ryan Kelly, Jordan Hill and Robert Sacre will start against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: It's a new day in Lakerland. Clarkson was a ball-dominant guy at summer league and is able of beating his guys off the dribble. The Lakers are likely going to give him some run to see what he has, so he's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 4:12 pm
    • Jared Sullinger scores 17 points vs. Blazers
      Jared Sullinger made 8-of-15 from the field for 17 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

      Advice: He's likely going to have a bigger scoring burden on his shoulders with Kelly Olynyk (ankle) set to miss multiple games. Sullinger has really turned it on again over his last five, averaging 18.4 points, 8.8 boards, 0.8 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.2 treys. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 11:44 pm
    • Jared Dudley turns it around vs. Jazz
      Jared Dudley scored 16 points with four rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Jazz on Thursday.

      Advice: He had a grand total of just two points combined in his last two games. Dudley has really cooled off since a somewhat hot start and he'll continue to be an inconsistent player. He'll likely be a top 120-150 guy the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 9:09 pm
    • O.J. Mayo scores 12 in 23 minutes
      O.J. Mayo scored 12 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes against the Jazz on Thursday.

      Advice: He is playing well these days and has surprisingly been consistent. Over his last five, Mayo averaged 14.2 points, 2.4 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.2 treys on 58.7 percent from the field. His ceiling is capped because he's only playing 24.2 minutes per game this season, but he's worth a look if you need scoring and treys. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 8:52 pm
    • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook go off in DC
      Kevin Durant scored a game-high 34 points in his homecoming during a 105-103 overtime win against the Wizards, adding seven rebounds, three assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 45 minutes.

      Advice: He is on cruise control and just missed a triple-double against the Heat on Tuesday. Durant has picked it up lately over his last nine, averaging 22.4 points, 5.0 boards, 3.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.9 blocks and 1.7 treys. This still isn't quite as great as he was last season, but it won't be long until he's hanging 30-point games on a regular basis. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 9:28 pm
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