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  • Speights thanks Kendrick Perkins for big game
    After scoring a season-high 28 points on 11-of-18 shooting in Sunday's win in Oklahoma City, Marreese Speights thanked Thunder center Kendrick Perkins.

    Advice: Speights almost single-handedly kept the Warriors in the game after Andrew Bogut left with an orbital contusion, and afterward coach Steve Kerr could only say, "Mo Speights, again, is ridiculous." He used the spotlight to take a shot at his adversary Perkins, saying, "[Perkins] thinks he’s a tough guy, but at the end of the day, his game is terrible. He always has something to say to me, every time we play against each other. It always gets me going, so: ‘Shout out to Perkins’ for helping me get this game." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Ed Davis OK despite minor ankle tweak Sunday
    Ed Davis tweaked his ankle during Sunday's game but he confirmed afterward that he'll be fine.

    Advice: Davis started at PF with Carlos Boozer (shoulder) sidelined, and he was mad at himself for fouling out in just 22 minutes. He's averaging 5.4 fouls per 36 minutes this season so it's not exactly shocking, and his fantasy owners can take solace in the fact that his ankle injury shouldn't limit him vs. the Grizzlies on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa (knee) downplays injury
    Leandro Barbosa (hyperextended knee) wrote after Sunday's game that he "had no serious injury, just a bit of pain."

    Advice: He attempted to continue playing after the hyperextension but the Warriors' training staff wisely pulled him from the game to prevent further injury. It doesn't sound like he'll miss any time, but as a precaution we'll list him as questionable for Tuesday's game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 pm
     
    Injured
  • Damian Lillard 'fine' after banging knee Sun.
    Damian Lillard banged his knee early in Sunday's game but it didn't limit him, and he wrote afterward that he's "fine."

    Advice: A concerned fan asked him about the injury on Twitter and Lillard replied, "I'm fine thanks." He finished with 12 points, five assists and a career-high nine rebounds, so there's no reason to think he'll miss Monday's game vs. the winless 76ers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Ty Lawson drops 16 assists in overtime win
    Ty Lawson set a new season high with 16 assists in Sunday's overtime win vs. the Lakers, adding 18 points on 5-of-10 FGs and 7-of-10 FTs.

    Advice: This was a foreseeable performance since the Lakers are giving up the most points (112.5) of any team in the league, as well as the third-most assists (25.4). Lawson turned the ball over five times and didn't have any steals, which is easy to overlook when his 18 & 16 double-double gets the headline. The best news might be that he logged 44 minutes and is showing no symptoms of the lingering ankle injury which cost him a game back in early November. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Kenneth Faried logs just 19 minutes vs. LAL
    Kenneth Faried was victimized by Brian Shaw's rotations on Sunday, scoring eight points with just one rebound and one steal in 19 minutes during Denver's road win in L.A.

    Advice: Faried sat out until the bitter end of the fourth quarter and the entirety of overtime. He signed a four-year, $50 million extension during the offseason, but coach Brian Shaw may not have received the memo. Darrell Arthur (nine points in 19 minutes) played just as much as Faried, and J.J. Hickson (six points in 12 minutes) wasn't far behind. Faried started slow last year before picking it up after the All-Star break, and owners should do their utmost not to trade him for pennies on the dollar. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • J.J. Hickson plays well in return to rotation
    J.J. Hickson returned to the Nuggets' rotation on Sunday, scoring six points with eight rebounds in just 12 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: JaVale McGee barely played before going down with a strained leg, and Kenneth Faried was held to 19 minutes, so Hickson benefitted from a deep-but-thin frontcourt rotation tonight. Given that he hadn't played in Denver's previous three games, there's simply no reason to trust him in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Arron Afflalo shoots 5-of-17 in win vs Lakers
    Arron Afflalo logged 42 minutes on Sunday but made only 5-of-17 shots to finish with 15 points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: He made one 3-pointer and hit 4-of-4 free throws down the stretch, which helped take the sting out of his lousy shooting performance. As usual, Afflalo is a solid source of points (17.6) and triples (2.4), while failing to contribute many rebounds (3.4), assists (1.8), steals (0.4) or blocks (0.2). Despite the gaps in his fantasy game, he's returning top-120 value while playing heavy minutes in the Nuggets' chaotic rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Randy Foye goes scoreless in 11 minutes
    Randy Foye went scoreless for the first time this season on Sunday, missing five field goals (four 3-pointers) and both of his free throw attempts in just 11 minutes.

    Advice: His numbers have been trending in this direction for a while now, as he's topped 20 minutes just once in his past six games and is shooting 40.0 percent on the season. He'll be a deep-league option at best while Ty Lawson, Arron Afflalo and Nate Robinson are all healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Wes Johnson has 12 boards w/ extras vs. DEN
    Wesley Johnson came alive late in Sunday's game, finishing with seven points, a season-high 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks in 42 minutes of action.

    Advice: Johnson didn't make any 3-pointers, which is a mild disappointment, but he posterized Danilo Gallinari on a late dunk and his rebound total was more than double his previous season-high. The bad news is that Johnson hasn't cracked double-digit points or made a single 3-pointer in six games -- until he gets going offensively, he's only worth owning in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari logs season-high 31 minutes
    Danilo Gallinari played a season-high 31 minutes in Sunday's overtime win, finishing with 10 points, two 3-pointers, seven boards and one assist.

    Advice: He made a crucial 3-pointer with 1:28 remaining in OT and it's very encouraging to see him log so many minutes on his surgically-repaired knee. He may not overtake Wilson Chandler for the starting SF job, and he's shooting just 30.9 percent on the season, so owners should think twice before adding him in typical 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Timofey Mozgov posts 13 & 13 in OT victory
    Timofey Mozgov got into foul trouble but still finished Sunday's ugly road victory with 13 points, 13 rebounds, one steal, one block and one turnover in 30 minutes.

    Advice: This was Mozgov's fourth double-double of the season and the defensive contribution was a welcome sight, especially since L.A. hasn't given up many steals or blocks to their opponents this season. He's a useful source of the typical big man stats rebounds, FG percentage and blocks, but don't expect much more. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Robert Sacre plays well in 18 minutes Sunday
    Lakers C Robert Sacre had his most complete game of the season vs. the Nuggets on Sunday, scoring 13 points with three boards, one assist, three steals and one block in just 18 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: He saw extra minutes with Carlos Boozer (shoulder) unavailable and Ed Davis in foul trouble and dealing with a minor ankle injury. Sacre hadn't played more than 16 minutes in a game all season and has struggled to gain coach Byron Scott's trust, which makes him a non-factor in all but the deepest leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (back) has 17 points w/ full line
    Jeremy Lin (back) wasn't limited in Sunday's disappointing loss to Denver, scoring 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting with three rebounds, five assists, two steals and three turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Lin missed Saturday's practice as a precaution but his status was never truly in doubt, and he'll get a few extra days of rest before Wednesday's game vs. the red-hot Grizzlies. After a slow start to the season, Lin has steadily improved over the past four games, averaging 13.3 points on 60.5 percent shooting, with 2.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.3 steals. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Ed Davis starts but fouls out in 22 minutes
    Ed Davis started at PF on Sunday with Carlos Boozer (shoulder) out, but he fouled out in just 22 minutes with four points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He tweaked an ankle in the second half but that wasn't the cause of his lousy game -- he gambled too often defensively and spoiled a golden opportunity to make his claim to the starting PF job. Boozer is day-to-day and all signs point to him starting again once he's healthy, so Davis' owners will have to content themselves with top-100 value in 20-25 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Marreese Speights drops season-high 28 points
    Marreese Speights caught fire once Andrew Bogut went down with an orbital contusion on Sunday, scoring a season-high 28 points on 11-of-18 shooting in just 25 minutes of action.

    Advice: Speights has been a scoring machine off Golden State's bench this year, averaging 10.2 points in just 13.3 minutes per game. He added seven rebounds and two assists tonight, without any steals or blocks, and should be a terrific fill-in fantasy option if Bogut's injury costs him any games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:10 pm
  • Ed Davis makes first start of season Sunday
    Ed Davis will make his first start of the season on Sunday, replacing Carlos Boozer (shoulder).

    Advice: Davis is indisputably a better defender than Boozer but coach Byron Scott has been reticent to start him, presumably because he doesn't space the court with his jump-shooting. Boozer is day-to-day so owners shouldn't alter Davis' outlook based upon tonight's rare start. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:40 pm
  • Damian Lillard snares career-high nine boards
    Damian Lillard secured a career-high nine rebounds on Sunday, adding 12 points, two 3-pointers, five assists and four steals in a six-point road win in Boston.

    Advice: It wasn't a perfect night for Lillard's fantasy owners, as he was also 4-of-14 from the field with five turnovers, but we'll live with that result against Rajon Rondo's defense. Lillard has been sensational through the Blazers' first 13 games, and he looks like a steal for lucky fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:27 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa sprains knee, won't return
    Leandro Barbosa suffered a sprained right knee during Sunday's game, and he will not return.

    Advice: Barbosa didn't immediately leave the game, staying in to shoot free throws and play a few possessions, but he was ruled out upon further examination. Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala should get more playing time in his absence, but fantasy owners should consider him questionable to play Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:06 pm
     
    Injured
  • Jeremy Lin (back) will play Sunday vs. Denver
    Jeremy Lin said that his back is fine and he will suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: The injury was never considered serious, so go ahead and get him in your lineups. Lin is not getting a lot of FGA this year playing next to Kobe Bryant, averaging just 8.0 attempts per game to go with 11.8 points, 4.8 assists, 1.1 three-pointers, and a career-worst 0.8 steals. He's not a must-start guy on a nightly basis, but as the only true starting-caliber point guard in LA, he's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:00 pm
  • Jrue Holiday looks great with 19-6-9 line
    Jrue Holiday helped close the door on Saturday's 106-94 win over the Jazz with 19 points, six rebounds, nine assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made Trey Burke look like he belonged in the D-League and just roasted him late. Holiday is really starting to come on and he's going to have some extra shots come his way with Eric Gordon (shoulder) out. He's been a top-10 guard before and that's possible this season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:13 pm
  • Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer skip practice
    Jeremy Lin (back) and Carlos Boozer (shoulder) skipped practice on Saturday.

    Advice: The injuries are not considered serious and both players are probable for Sunday's game. Lin did have to battle two different bouts with back pain last season and it did cost him some game action, so this isn't nothing. The Lakers cannot afford for Lin to go down and would be down to Ronnie Price and Jordan Clarkson. Neither player are worth a grab at this juncture and we'll give Lin the benefit of the doubt for now. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:23 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 21 points on 100.0 eFG%
    Damian Lillard torched the Bulls for his best game of the season during Friday's 105-87 win, making 7-of-9 from the field for 21 points with six rebounds, nine assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in just 26 minutes.

    Advice: That's good for a 100.0 effective field goal percentage. Lillard is playing some of the best ball of his life in his last five with a true shooting percentage of 73.6, a usage of 28.8 and an offensive efficiency rating of 117.9. Those advanced stats translate to averages of 25.8 points, 4.8 boards, 8.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 4.0 triples. He's been a top-three player over the past two weeks in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:33 pm
  • Mozzy has a light night in a win
    Timofey Mozgov scored five points wit four rebounds and three blocks in 26 minutes during a 117-97 win over the Pelicans on Friday.

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

    Advice: It was his best game since the opener and things are finally starting to look up for the Manimal. He made 7-of-12 from the field and snapped a five-game streak of not taking double-digit shots. The buy-low window will likely close quickly on Faried. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:36 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari has impressive game
    Danilo Gallinari made 5-of-7 from the field for 17 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He entered tonight making just 26.2 percent from the field and he really needed a big game like this one. Gallinari is still a long way from playing close to his career 30.8 minutes per game, which might not even happen. Unless you want to be really aggressive, you can probably keep Gallo on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Lin gets on track during blowout loss
    Jeremy Lin got on track during the Lakers' blowout loss to the Mavs on Friday, scoring 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, five assists, two threes and a block.

    Advice: Like many of the games tonight, this one was not one to evaluate as the Lakers lost by 34 points. Jordan Hill kept things rolling with 16 points on 7-of-7 shooting, 10 boards, a steal and a block, and Kobe Bryant hit just 6-of-22 shots with a full line and what else is new. Nick Young was quiet with five points and two assists, and Ed Davis was too with only four points and three boards in 12 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:55 pm
  • Ty Lawson goes for 15 & 15 in win
    Ty Lawson hit 6-of-13 shots for 15 points, a season-high 15 assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He somehow didn't hit a 3-pointer in either of his last two games, but has now hit double digits in assists in three of his last four games, which were all double-doubles with points. He's rolling right now and is a must-start in any format. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:13 am
  • Jeremy Lin doesn't get his revenge
    Jeremy Lin didn't get his revenge game against the Rockets on Wednesday with three points, four assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers.

    Advice: Patrick Beverley's defense trumps a revenge game almost every time. Lin should be better his next time out, but he did lose some minutes at point guard, which will be worth watching. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:13 am
  • Timofey Mozgov scores 17 in 36 minutes
    Timofey Mozgov played 36 minutes and scored a season-high 17 points to go along with seven rebounds and three blocks in Wednesday's win over the Thunder.

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

    Advice: At this point, you have to wonder if Brian Shaw is shunning Faried in the offense in order to keep Faried down. He has too much talent to be this bad all season and blew up after a slow start last year. Just hang in there with him if you can, but if you feel like you have to move him, there should be some owners out there willing to buy low. The good news is he got 30 minutes after playing just 22 on Monday, so there's that. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:04 am
  • J.J. Hickson ready to go on Wednesday
    J.J. Hickson (knee) will play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

    Advice: He rested on Monday and his minutes are still going to be limited. Darrell Arthur had a big game in a surprising win over the Cavs, but his minutes will likely drop tonight. Fantasy owners can steer clear of Hickson due to his awful foul shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:39 am
  • Wes Johnson held to four points in 32 minutes
    Wes Johnson finished Tuesday's game with a mere four points, one rebound, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Johnson has played the second-most minutes of any Lakers player this season, yet he's scored double-digit points just three times and is shooting an abysmal 31.8 percent from the field. Nick Young's return presents yet another challenge to his fantasy value, and owners can confidently leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:09 pm
  • Jeremy Lin bounces back w/ 15 pts, 10 dimes
    Jeremy Lin bounced back from Sunday's scoreless dud, scoring 15 points with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, two steals and a season-high 10 assists in Tuesday's win in Atlanta.

    Advice: Lin is off to a quiet start this season, averaging 11.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting, while attempting only 8.1 shots per game. Those are all the lowest numbers since his rookie season in 2010-11 and owners should strive to be patient, as tonight's game is a timely reminder of his upside as the Lakers' unquestioned starting PG. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:09 pm
  • Report: Nuggets management not high on Faried
    According to sources with knowledge of the Nuggets' thinking, Kenneth Faried is not well liked by the organization, particularly by head coach Brian Shaw.

    Advice: "[Faried] is a helluva player and plays hard, but he isn’t well liked [in the organization]," a league source said. "That gets glossed over. He says crazy s---. He thinks he’s the guy, and other guys take exception to his contract." This could perhaps explain why Faried's minutes have regressed this season to just 26.5 per game, however, if the Nuggets were to do some sort of "restructuring," Shaw would likely be the one to go. Denver has been a mess, and they can no longer point to injuries as the main culprit. Faried has been underwhelming following a fantastic summer, but he should be able to eventually turn things around, so he can be viewed as a buy-low guy. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:09 pm
  • Faried benched after leaked ESPN report
    Kenneth Faried played just 22 minutes before being benched in Monday's road win over the Cavs, finishing with eight points on 4-of-6 shooting with one rebound, one steal and two blocks.

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

    Advice: Perhaps Brian Shaw is done experimenting with JaVale McGee (eight minutes) and Jusuf Nurkic (inactive), but one big-minute outing isn't enough to carve that into stone. Still, Mozgov's game translates well to fantasy and after a night like this he should be owned in most, if not all 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:13 pm
  • Lawson goes for 24 and 12 in win over Cavs
    Ty Lawson scored 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting (0-for-6 3PTs, 6-of-7 FTs) with one rebound, 12 assists and two steals in Monday's road win over the Cavs.

    Advice: Lawson is beginning to heat up and as long as he can keep the injury bug from biting he should continue to move toward his early round upside. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:10 pm
  • Afflalo scores 23; Lawson hits 24 & 12 in win
    Arron Afflalo scored a season-high 23 points in Monday's win over the Cavs, hitting 8-of-17 shots (including four threes) with four rebounds, three assists and a block in 40 minutes.

    Advice: Afflalo has been able to turn the corner on a harsh start but with the way things are going in Denver -- even after a win over the Cavs on the road -- we're not betting the house on any mid-round upside. A low upside player to begin with in standard formats, he should be owned in all formats while he's hot, nevertheless. Ty Lawson went for 24 and 12 in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:09 pm
  • Gallinari (knee) plays just eight minutes
    Danilo Gallinari (knee) played just eight minutes on Friday against the Cavs.

    Advice: Gallo missed both of his shot attempts and had just one rebound with one assist to his stat line. Until he shows signs of life owners can watch this action from the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:38 pm
  • Foye (knee) plays 10 minutes off the bench
    Randy Foye (knee) played 10 minutes off the bench on Monday with one point and one assist.

    Advice: Foye is reportedly playing through pain and it wouldn't be surprising if he needed some time off. This, of course, would help ease the logjam in the backcourt for the Nuggets. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:29 pm
  • J.J. Hickson not playing on Monday night
    J.J. Hickson will not play against the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: He is getting rest of the second night of a back-to-back set. Hickson's minutes are still capped right now and they're likely going to be for a while. He can be ignored in most leagues due to his woeful foul shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:37 pm
  • Update: Nate and Gallinari will play on Mon.
    Nate Robinson and Danilo Gallinari will play against the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: They were ruled out earlier this morning and coach Brian Shaw has changed his tune. There are still way too many concerns about both guys tonight and they are unlikely to play more than half of the game tonight. That said, it's a little harder to be bullish on Arron Afflalo and Wilson Chandler tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:31 pm
  • Randy Foye will play on Monday night
    Randy Foye (knee) will play against the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: He missed the last two games and the Nuggets will need him with Nate Robinson unlikely to play. Foye was only playing 22 minutes per game and he probably won't get much more than 24 minutes even with Nate out. He's not really worth owning right now. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:23 pm
  • Shaw: Gallo and Nate could play on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari and Nate Robinson could play against the Cavs on Monday, according to coach Brian Shaw.

    Advice: Interesting. They are not expected to play in back-to-back sets, but the is at least a small chance because of their low minutes on Sunday. Gallinari is still very unlikely to go, so those who were looking to use Wilson Chandler or Arron Afflalo shouldn't be too discouraged. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:10 pm
  • Ed Davis impressive minus-5 in 236 minutes
    Ed Davis is a minus-5 in 236 minutes this season, while starting power forward Carlos Boozer is a minus-118 in 277 minutes.

    Advice: It's the latest illustration of Boozer's complete and utter ineptitude on the defensive end of the floor. The cries are growing louder for more Davis and less Boozer, and the veteran's offensive numbers are among the emptiest in the NBA. After Byron Scott threatened lineup changes, Boozer could be in line to lose his spot to Davis sooner rather than later. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:48 am
  • Speights going to play a lot for Warriors
    Steve Kerr said Marreese Speights is "going to play a lot" for the Warriors.

    Advice: Speights has seized the backup center role and has run with it. "He's earned that backup role," Kerr said. Speights dropped 24 points and nine rebounds in just 20 minutes (8-of-11 shooting) against the Lakers on Sunday, and he's playing with extreme confidence under his new head coach. "He's my new favorite player, Mo Speights," Kerr added. Speights improved his work ethic during the offseason, and that work has translated to results for both Speights and the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:25 am
  • Arron Afflalo beginning to heat up for Denver
    Arron Afflalo is averaging 17.5 points over his last two games.

    Advice: It's a small sample, but Afflalo is shooting 59 percent from the field and 57.1 percent from behind the 3-point line. AA credits a "mental adjustment" for the difference in his game, and that may have been sparked by Brian Shaw benching him in a recent contest. He shouldn't be on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:09 am
  • J.J. Hickson not a lock to play Monday night
    J.J. Hickson may not play on Monday vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: Hickson wound up having to play 12 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Knicks when Brian Shaw was trying to preserve him to play on Monday against the Cavs. Hickson, coming off an ACL tear, is still facing some restrictions with his playing time and is not supposed to play in back-to-back games. If Hickson sits, Timofey Mozgov would be in line for extended minutes with JaVale McGee backing him up. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:02 am
  • Gallinari, Robinson will not play on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari and Nate Robinson will both miss Monday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: Both players are fine, but neither is cleared to play in back-to-back sets just yet. Without Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Arron Afflalo should be the main beneficiaries, while Robinson's absence will mean the team will lean a little harder on Ty Lawson. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:57 am
  • Marreese Speights blows up for 24 pts Sunday
    Marreese Speights blew up in Sunday's easy win vs. the Lakers, scoring 24 points on 8-of-11 FGs and 8-of-8 FTs with nine rebounds in just 20 minutes of action.

    Advice: Speights tied his season high with 16 points in the first half alone, benefiting from the Lakers' utter lack of interior defense. He didn't have any assists, steals or blocks tonight, and is only worth a look if you need scoring and rebounding in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 9:14 pm
  • Timofey Mozgov uninspired play continues
    Timofey Mozgov put up eight points and six rebounds as the Nuggets fell to the Knicks on Sunday.

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

    Advice: Faried is currently averaging just 9.5 FGA per game, and he needs to start being more aggressive in Denver's offense. His numbers this season are down across-the-board as he’s averaging11.5 points and 7.8 rebounds over 26.4 minutes of action. However, after such an impressive summer he just has to eventually get things turned around, so owners may want to float out some buy-low offers for The Manimal. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 3:01 pm
  • Arron Afflalo scores 18 points in Denver loss
    Arron Afflalo had another nice outing on Sunday, scoring 18 points to go with four rebounds, three assists, and five 3-pointers over 32 minutes of action.

    Advice: Afflalo has gotten some increased opportunity with Randy Foye (knee) unavailable to question him for minutes, but he really doesn't do much aside from score. He's not going to have the same season in Denver that he had in Orlando last year, but his ability to put up points and hit 3-pointers in bunches makes him worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 1:56 pm
  • Ty Lawson struggles with shot in Denver loss
    Ty Lawson struggled with his shot as the Nuggets lost to the Knicks, scoring 17 points on 6-of-18 shooting (two 3-pointers), to go along with nine assists, two rebounds, and six turnovers.

    Advice: The Nuggets were dominated by the Knicks in this one, and managed to go the entire second quarter with just one make from the field (the make came on a last second buzzer beater from Lawson). Denver has been a mess this year, but Lawson has been the one consistent player, averaging 15.9 points, 7.9 assists, and 0.9 three-pointers per game. Those numbers are a bit down from last year's averages, but perhaps that's because Lawson might still be struggling with his ankle injury. Lawson is a buy-low candidate, but his ankles present some risk. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 1:00 pm
  • Randy Foye (knee) will not play Sunday
    Randy Foye (knee) will not play in Sunday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: He missed Friday's game and the writing was on the wall for this one as well. Nate Robinson will be the main beneficiary in his absence, but is only an option in deeper leagues as long as Ty Lawson is active. Foye is listed as questionable for Monday's game and we will update his status as needed. Erick Green is also inactive for the Nuggets on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 8:54 am
  • Marreese Speights provides spark for Warriors
    Marreese Speights gave the Warriors a huge lift off of the bench on Saturday, finishing with 13 points, six boards, two assists and a steal in just 15 minutes.

    Advice: While these are fantastic numbers for such limited minutes, owners need to be aware of the fact that David Lee (hamstring) should be back very shortly. In the meantime, deep league owners can continue to roll the dice on Speights for short-term value, as he has been excellent under new coach Steve Kerr. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 7:16 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 28 in win over Brooklyn
    Damian Lillard scored a game-high 28 points against the Nets during a 97-87 win on Saturday, adding five rebounds, 10 assists, four turnovers and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: Well, the slow start is behind him. Lillard is raining treys with 4.0 per game over his last five to go with averages of 24.0 points, 5.2 boards, 8.2 dimes and 1.2 steals. Sure he's had a few easy matchups, but Lillard looks like he's ready to roll as a top-10 fantasy guard. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 11:30 pm
  • Holiday near perfect on 10 FGAs; posts 24 & 9
    Jrue Holiday hit 9-of-10 shots in the Pelicans' 139-91 beatdown of the Wolves on Friday, finishing with 24 points, nine assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Pelicans never let up from start to finish so everybody got to eat tonight. Anthony Davis scored 22 points with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks, Tyreke Evans posted 16 points, six boards, seven assists, four steals and a trey, and Ryan Anderson hit four threes on his way to 16 and six. And if you saw Austin Rivers with an 8-for-9 shooting night for 17 points and a relatively full stat line, it's pretty easy to understand what was going on here. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 10:48 pm
  • Kenneth Faried has a so-so game
    Kenneth Faried scored 12 points with six rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He was benched to start the second half on Wednesday and looked a little better tonight. Faried's season has been a major letdown, averaging 11.4 points, 8.0 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.3 steals. That's a big surprise considering his outstanding summer, so he's still a nice buy-low guy. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 7:49 pm
  • Arron Afflalo bounces back after benching
    Arron Afflalo was effective against the Pacers on Friday with 17 points, one rebound, two assists and three 3-pointers on 7-of-11 from the field.

    Advice: He was benched for the entire second half on Wednesday and stepped up with Randy Foye (knee) out tonight. Afflalo isn't going to do much outside of scoring, but the treys should make him worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 7:46 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 12 in win over Indy
    Danilo Gallinari scored 12 points on 4-of-6 from the field against the Pacers on Friday, adding four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: It was his most impressive game of the season and he's starting to look like 2012-13 Gallinari again. He's still likely going to be very inconsistent and probably won't be a top-100 guy for another month or so, but feel free to grab him to be ahead of the curve. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 7:44 pm
  • Randy Foye (knee) out Friday vs. the Pacers
    Randy Foye (knee) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Nate Robinson will be the main beneficiary in Foye's absence, but it'll be difficult for him to put up a meaningful stat line playing behind Ty Lawson. Foye's injury seems relatively minor, so we'll be listing him as day-to-day until we get an official update on his status. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 9:49 am
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