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    • Barnes struggles on Friday vs. Pelicans
      Matt Barnes was quiet on Friday against the Pelicans, hitting just 2-of-8 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds and no other stats in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Barnes has been playing at a mid-round level and owners shouldn't think about dropping him after a relatively isolated dud. Rotoworld.com
      37 minutes ago
    • LeBron plays through wrist injury on Friday
      LeBron James played through his right (shooting) wrist injury in the Cavs' 101-90 win over the Kings on Friday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, seven assists, four steals, two blocks and six turnovers.

      Advice: James appeared to aggravate his wrist injury during a fall but he appears to be able to play through it so owners can cautiously expect this to pass. Timofey Mozgov added seven points, eight boards, one steal and three blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
      47 minutes ago
    • 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
      55 minutes ago
    • J.R. Smith posts solid line against Kings
      J.R. Smith scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds, five assists and four steals in Friday's easy win over the Kings.

      Advice: The Kings are terrible right now but regardless Smith earns a lot of goodwill with owners after this one. Iman Shumpert logged 22 minutes and didn't do much, as so far it looks like Smith will have some staying power. Rotoworld.com
      58 minutes ago
    • Kings front office move still killing team
      DeMarcus Cousins hit just 5-of-17 shots (11-of-12 FTs) for 21 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, five steals and one block in Friday's embarrassing but now typical loss to the Cavs.

      Advice: The move to fire Mike Malone is proving to be one of the worst front office decisions we've seen of the last five years or so as the entire team has thrown in the towel. Owners should only pay attention to their Big Three for now, but realize that things could go south for any number of reasons down the stretch. Rudy Gay added 20 points on 6-of-16 shooting (no threes, 8-of-8 FTs) with nine rebounds and one steal, and Darren Collison had 11 points on 5-of-12 shooting with one three, two boards, four assists and a block in the loss. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:03 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
      Today, 7:32 pm
    • Marcus Smart has a bad game in loss
      Marcus Smart made 1-of-6 from the field for four points the Rockets during a 93-87 loss, adding three rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Rockets tend to keep point guards in check, so Smart gets a pass here. He's shooting the ball a little better over his previous 10, making 42.9 percent from the field for averages of 7.7 points, 3.0 boards, 4.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.1 treys. There's enough upside to stick with him. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:24 pm
    • Damian Lillard revenge tour falls short
      Damian Lillard made 6-of-20 from the field for 13 points with six rebounds, 11 assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer against the Hawks on Friday.

      Advice: It was the classic case of him trying to do too much and he's struggled in both of his matchups vs. the Hawks this season. Lillard did match his season high in assists, but this was his just his second game of the year without a free throw attempt. Coach Terry Stotts said he was not happy about Lillard not making the All-Star Team. His usage was plenty high, so expect a big game in a better matchup against the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:48 pm
    • LeBron James (wrist) will play vs. Kings
      LeBron James (wrist) will play against the Kings on Friday.

      Advice: Well, most DFS owners can change their plans now. James usually doesn't play limited minutes, so his fantasy owners can plug him back in. If you were expecting Kyrie Irving to have another 55-point game, it's a little less likely now. J.R. Smith also takes a hit here. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:47 pm
    • J.J. Redick (back) will start Friday vs. NO
      J.J. Redick (back) will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Pelicans, sending Jamal Crawford back to the bench.

      Advice: Redick will draw a very favorable matchup tonight against the Pelicans, so make sure he's on your active roster. His return will cause Crawford's value to take a minor hit, but both players should have no trouble being productive tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:44 pm
    • LeBron James (wrist) a game-time decision Fri
      LeBron James (wrist) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: LeBron is going to go through a pregame evaluation, which could change things, but he is still considered doubtful for tonight's game. If James sits, Shawn Marion will likely draw another start at SF, but the main beneficiaries of his absence will be Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. J.R. Smith will also have some more opportunities to create on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:52 pm
    • Tarik Black out against the Spurs
      Tarik Black (ankle) is questionable for Sunday against the Knicks.

      Advice: He played seven minutes on Sunday, but didn't play in each of the last two games. Black is apparently still banged up, so he's not a great fantasy option. Although, coach Byron Scott likes him. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:22 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) upgraded to probable
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) has been upgraded to probable to face the Cavs on Friday.

      Advice: There were multiple reports of Cousins ready to go and now he sounds like a very good bet to play for the 7:30 EST start. The last time he faced the Cavs with Timofey Mozgov, DMC put up a line of 26 points, 13 boards, five assists, four steals and three blocks in a blowout loss on Jan. 11. His fantasy owners are going to enjoy tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:51 pm
    • Damian Lillard discusses being snubbed
      Damian Lillard discussed not being selected to the All-Star Team on Friday and said he wanted to "thank the coaches who feel I wasn't good enough, the fans that didn't think I was good enough, and Adam Silver also for not thinking I was good enough."

      Advice: "It ain't always gone be peaches and cream but somebody has to pay for the reason it's not," Lillard added. Apparently, the league is on notice and it'll start tonight against the red-hot Atlanta Hawks tonight at 7:30 EST. The Blazers have the fourth best record in the NBA, Lillard is 12th in the NBA in scoring and Lillard hasn't missed a game in his career. More importantly for his fantasy owners, he's a top-10 player in standard leagues this season. If you don't have NBA League Pass, tonight might be a reason to reconsider. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:18 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
      Today, 12:08 pm
       
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    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) expected to play
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is expected to play against the Cavs on Friday.

      Advice: He is listed as questionable due to an ankle tweak from Wednesday, but there are multiple reports of Cousins being ready to go in a favorable matchup. Cousins was also named to the All-Star Team today, so that's a little extra incentive. If he is active, he'll likely feast. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:46 am
    • Shayne Whittington recalled from D-League
      Shayne Whittington has been recalled from the D-League.

      Advice: Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel said the move was to provide insurance in case Lavoy Allen (knee) is unavailable for Saturday's game against the Kings, stating: "He'll be our fifth big if Lavoy is out." The fifth big in the rotation is not a guy that is likely to offer any fantasy value to teams in most formats. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:56 am
    • Marco Belinelli (groin) questionable for Sat.
      Marco Belinelli (groin) went through roughly 80 percent of Friday's practice, and he is being listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Clippers.

      Advice: Belinelli will likely be eased back into the rotation after spending the past 10 games on the sidelines, so there's not much reason to go and grab him in standard leagues. However, when Belinelli is at 100 percent, he'll likely take away some minutes from Patty Mills and Cory Joseph. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:36 am
       
      Injured
    • DeMarcus Cousins officially an All-Star
      DeMarcus Cousins has been announced as Kobe Bryant's replacement for the All-Star game.

      Advice: Someone was going to get snubbed in the West, and while Cousins is certainly deserving of his All-Star distinction, Damian Lillard is likely livid. Cousins probably feels a bit relieved to make the squad, but he still likely feels a bit disrespected only making it on the account of Bryant being injured. Both Cousins and Lillard figure to be quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:24 am
    • Damian Lillard not happy with All-Star snub
      Damian Lillard said that he is "definitely" taking the All-Star snub personally.

      Advice: Lillard still has a chance to make it into the game as Kobe Bryant's replacement, but DeMarcus Cousins may have something to say about that. Regardless, owners of Lillard can expect him to take out his aggressions against the Atlanta Hawks tonight, and he is certainly someone to target in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:07 am
    • LeBron James (wrist) doubtful for Friday
      LeBron James (wrist) was a limited participant during shootaround, and he remains doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: James has been taking more time off than usual this season, and that has to be frustrating to owners who burned a No. 1 or 2 overall selection on him on draft day. If James sits, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will be the primary beneficiaries, with J.R. Smith also seeing some increased opportunities on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:19 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
      Today, 8:12 am
    • Joakim Noah flirts with a triple-double at LA
      Joakim Noah flirted with a triple-double against the Lakers on Thursday with nine points, 17 rebounds, nine assists and one block in 42 minutes.

      Advice: He's suddenly on a roll. Noah put up 18 points, 15 boards and six assists on Tuesday, which comes on the heels of some very underwhelming lines for the past month. Considering how frequently he's been hurt and how almost all of his per-minute output is down, his fantasy owners may want to try and sell high here. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:36 pm
       
      L, 99-93 * @ Pho
    • Nikola Mirotic gets benched
      Nikola Mirotic started and played just 12 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday with one steal and two misses from the field.

      Advice: Well, the Mirotic Experiment didn't work. He did not play in the second half and it might be a while before we see him at small forward again. Unless Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah or Pau Gasol miss time, Mirotic is not going to be worth starting. He's a high-upside stash. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:32 pm
    • Nikola Mirotic will start at small forward
      Nikola Mirotic will start at small forward against the Lakers on Thursday.

      Advice: The Mirotic Experiment is back on. He was awful at the three earlier this month, but coach Tom Thibodeau is going to give him another shot. And why not against the Lakers? Mirotic has ridiculous upside, so feel free to give him a look in exchange for some semi-dead weight on the end of your bench. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:27 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Friday
      DeMarcus Cousins (left ankle) is questionable to play against the Cavs on Friday.

      Advice: This is interesting because Cousins missed time because of a right ankle sprain earlier this month. He did tweak his left ankle on Wednesday and did play through it, but it's possible he sits this one out. Although, one would think Boogie would want to suit up after being snubbed from the All-Star team. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:54 pm
    • J.J. Redick (back) questionable for Friday
      J.J. Redick (back) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans, but he will try and play.

      Advice: Doc Rivers said that he's hopeful to have Redick available for Friday, so it's looking like he has a good chance of suiting up. We'll have a better idea of Redick's status following Friday morning's shootaround, but his return to action would likely send Jamal Crawford back to the bench, and he'd see a minor decrease in value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:55 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
      Yesterday, 11:28 am
       
      Injured
    • LeBron James shines spotlight on Kyrie
      LeBron James (wrist) declined comment to reporters after Wednesday's win in order to let Kyrie Irving have the spotlight following his 55-point game.

      Advice: "I'm going to kindly decline to talk to you guys," James said after the game. "This is his night." James sat out Wednesday's game due to a sore wrist, so we'll have to await word on the extent of his injury. He'll have some time to recuperate since the Cavs don't play until Friday, but J.R. Smith would be the biggest fantasy beneficiary (outside of Kyrie Irving) if James sits again. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:00 am
    • J.J. Redick could return on Friday
      J.J. Redick could return from his back spasms on Friday.

      Advice: He sat out Wednesday night and Jamal Crawford got the start, but Doc Rivers says he's hopeful that Redick will return against the Pelicans. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:22 pm
    • Matt Barnes scores 14 in comeback win
      Matt Barnes had 14 points, five rebounds, an assist, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's comeback win over the Jazz.

      Advice: The Clips have now won 13 straight versus the Jazz and Barnes played well tonight, despite an abdominal issue. He scored 18 points in his previous game and while he's inconsistent at times, he's been playing much better over the last month than he was earlier in the season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:16 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
    • Marcus Smart scores 12 in decent line
      Marcus Smart scored 12 points on 4-of-7 from the field against the Wolves on Wednesday with two rebounds, six assists and four 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He continues to shoot the ball well from beyond the arc and is now above 36 percent from that range on the season. Smart's playing time hasn't come around with minutes in the upper 20s, but the steals, dimes and treys have been there. He has been inside the top 100 in the previous month even before this game, so he's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:17 pm
    • Boogie Cousins quiet in loss to Raptors
      DeMarcus Cousins hit just 5-of-10 shots and committed nine turnovers on his way to 13 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.

      Advice: If your league (or DFS) subtracts for turnovers, this was a rough one, but in standard leagues, he still came through with a decent stat line, despite a lack of points and boards. After Monday's postponement and tonight's poor outing, Cousins' owners are probably going to take a loss this week. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:46 pm
    • J.R. Smith quiet in win over Blazers
      J.R. Smith hit just 5-of-12 shots and 1-of-6 3-pointers for 11 points, four assists and a steal in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: The key is that he played 38 minutes and if that trend continues, it's just a matter of time before he puts up a monster line. And it's especially likely to happen if LeBron James keeps missing games with a wrist injury. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:38 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
    • J.J. Redick out Wednesday w/ back spasms
      J.J. Redick will not play on Wednesday due to back spasms.

      Advice: Doc Rivers will probably keep Jamal Crawford in his usual sixth-man role, leaving Redick's minutes to Austin Rivers and Dahntay Jones. Crawford and Matt Barnes should also pick up extra playing time. Redick has suffered from back spasms in previous years but it never cost him much time, so owners can consider him questionable to return in New Orleans on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:06 pm
    • LeBron James out Wednesday, doubtful Friday
      LeBron James (wrist) is considered doubtful to play against the Kings on Friday.

      Advice: It's weird day to see LeBron James and Kevin Durant out on he same night. James has been extremely durable before this season, but he's had knee and back issues before this injury. The Cavs are on a back-to-back this weekend, so James should be considered questionable for Saturday in Minnesota. Expect to see more of J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion with Smith as the only reliable option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:50 pm
    • LeBron James (wrist) ruled out Wednesday
      LeBron James (wrist) will not play vs. the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He took a hard fall during Tuesday's game and was a game-time decision vs. Portland, but ultimately wasn't able to suit up. His absence means more shots for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, and more playing time for J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion. Consider LeBron questionable to return Friday vs. the Kings. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:35 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
    • Report: LeBron James is closer to doubtful
      LeBron James (wrist) appears to be closer to doubtful to play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: There are multiple reports from the Blazers side of things that LeBron is unlikely, so we'll be looking for something from the Cavs soon. Again, nothing is official yet, but fantasy owners can plan on LeBron sitting this one out. J.R. Smith benefits the most while we should get more Mike Miller and Matthew Dellavedova. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving will also have more chances to score. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:10 pm
    • LeBron James may be game-time w/ sore wrist
      LeBron James (sore wrist) is a game-time decision on Wednesday due to a hard fall he took during Tuesday's game.

      Advice: He continued playing after the injury on Tuesday and we're guessing he suits up vs. the visiting Trail Blazers, but coach David Blatt said the Cavaliers are "gauging [the injury] right up until game time." If he's forced to sit out, his minutes will be absorbed by a platoon including Mike Miller, Shawn Marion, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:32 pm
    • Matt Barnes will play vs. Jazz on Wednesday
      Matt Barnes (abdomen) said he will play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: Back on Sunday, Barnes had a wrap around his waist during warmups. This wasn't reported by the team until he aggravated it on Monday. He should get minutes as long as he's able to play, so give him a look in standard leagues. Plus, this should be an up-tempo game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:41 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
    • 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
    • Marco Belinelli (groin) will not play on Wed
      Marco Belinelli (groin) remains out for Wednesday's game vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: This will be his tenth straight game on the sidelines, and it's clear that the Spurs likely won't bring him back until he is 100 percent. Belinelli should be dropped in most leagues, while players like Patty Mills, Manu Ginobili and Cory Joseph will pick up extra minutes in the short-term. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:36 am
       
      Injured
    • Joakim Noah blows up for 18/15/6 vs. Warriors
      The Bulls shocked the Warriors in California on Tuesday, aided by Joakim Noah's 18 points (7-of-12 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), 15 rebounds, six assists and two steals.

      Advice: Noah recently said that he feels as healthy as he has all season, and tonight's 40-minute performance supports that claim. The combination of Pau Gasol's arrival and Noah's injury problems have thus far reduced him to a late-round value, but coach Tom Thibodeau hasn't lost faith and Noah could be primed for a solid second half of the season. Andrew Bogut wasn't playing for the Warriors tonight, which contributed to Noah's huge game, and this is a mild sell-high opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:02 pm
       
      L, 99-93 * @ Pho
    • J.R. Smith scores just 5 points vs. Pistons
      J.R. Smith scored just five points on 2-of-11 shooting on Tuesday vs. Detroit, adding one board, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He is coming off four straight games of scoring 14 or more points, so his owners should give him a pass. The good news is that Smith looks like he will remain in the starting lineup, so as he long as sees more than 30 minutes a night he will be worth owning in most leagues. Just be sure to expect a couple of bumps along the way. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:26 pm
    • 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
    • LeBron James tweaks wrist in win over Pistons
      LeBron James tweaked his wrist on Tuesday vs. the Pistons, but remained in the game to the tune of 32 points, seven assists, six boards and one steal in 36 minutes to lead the Cavaliers to their seventh straight win.

      Advice: He landed on his wrist awkwardly and immediately grasped at it in pain, but he said after the game that it was simply a "stinger" so he shouldn't be in danger of missing any time. The Cavaliers are much more aggressive when James is on the floor and his return from knee and back soreness earlier this month has helped them pick up some serious steam in the Eastern Conference. Expect him to keep up his torrid pace on Wednesday vs. Portland. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:35 pm
    • Shayne Whittington sent down to D-League
      Shayne Whittington has been sent down for a stint in the NBA D-League.

      Advice: Whittington doesn't project to be in Indiana's rotation for the foreseeable future, so owners can comfortably leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:08 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
    • Matt Barnes fined $25k for cursing at a fan
      Matt Barnes was fined $25,000 on Tuesday for "directing inappropriate language toward a fan" during Sunday's game vs. Suns.

      Advice: He had some choice words for a fan after receiving a technical foul during Sunday's game, and this is nothing new for Barnes. In fantasy related news, Barnes left Monday's game against the Nuggets with an abdominal strain, and he is expected to be re-evaluated on Wednesday. If Barnes is forced to sit, Jamal Crawford would be the primary beneficiary. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:23 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
    • Joakim Noah says knee and ankle feeling good
      Joakim Noah said on Tuesday that both his knee and ankle are feeling good, and he is feeling the best he has felt physically all season.

      Advice: Noah sprained his ankle back on Jan. 14, and he's been dealing with discomfort in his surgically repaired left knee throughout the season, so it's nice to hear that he's finally feeling healthy. However, he's nowhere near the player he was last year as a primary component of the Bulls offense with Derrick Rose now running the show, and Pau Gasol stealing some of his thunder. His averages of 7.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game aren't likely to improve much as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:32 am
       
      L, 99-93 * @ Pho
    • 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
    • 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
    • J.R. Smith thriving with no nightlife in CLE
      J.R. Smith told David Aldridge of NBA.com that the lack of nightlife in Cleveland has helped him focus.

      Advice: Smith told Aldridge that the he's been able to focus on basketball in Cleveland since there aren't as many distractions as New York City. "I think this is the best situation for me, 'cause there's nothing but basketball," Smith said. "There's nothing you expect but basketball. There's nothing, there's no going out, there's no late nights." Smith is averaging 15.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 steals, and 3.8 treys in his last 10 games and deserves to be owned in all standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:34 am
    • Matt Barnes dealing with abdominal strain
      Matt Barnes left Monday's game against the Nuggets with an abdominal strain.

      Advice: Barnes suffered the strain in the fourth quarter of Monday's win and will be looked at again on Wednesday. Head coach Doc Rivers said the team won't panic if Barnes misses any time, so we'll have to update this situation as more news becomes available. If Barnes misses any games, Jamal Crawford would see the biggest boost in his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:48 am
    • 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
      Monday, 10:13 pm
    • Smart posts low-end line in return to action
      Marcus Smart (personal) returned to action on Monday, scoring nine points on 4-of-9 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in 29 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Evan Turner is getting his thumb X-rayed and independent of that Smart should be owned in most standard formats. If he isn't, you'd have to be pretty stacked not to take a chance on him. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:50 pm
    • Marcus Smart is available for Monday
      Marcus Smart is available to play against the Jazz on Monday.

      Advice: He missed Sunday due to a death in the family and should be ready to roll. Smart's minutes haven't increased in the past couple weeks and he seems to be held to around 30. There's still enough upside to keep him owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:32 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
      Monday, 12:34 pm
       
      Injured
    • Blazers-Nets game postponed on Monday
      The Blazers vs. Nets game scheduled for Monday has been postponed due to inclement weather.

      Advice: With the impending blizzard impacting the New York and surrounding areas, the league is making this call early, and the affair will be rescheduled for April 6. The Kings-Nets game has been postponed, as well. Those in daily formats will want to avoid deploying players from any of those four teams. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:16 am
    • Kevin Love experienced dizzy spells Sunday
      Kevin Love experienced some dizzy spells during Sunday's win over the Thunder, but he came out of the game okay.

      Advice: "Everything was spinning there for a little bit," Love said. "It was a scary moment, but I was good after that." It sounds like Love may have been dealing with a vertigo-like moment, and that can be caused by a number of things, including dehydration. Love said he "probably" ate too close to game time, but the good news is that he appears okay. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:52 am
    • Kings-Knicks officially postponed on Monday
      Monday's game between the Knicks and Kings has been postponed, and it will be made up on March 3.

      Advice: With the pending blizzard threatening New York and the surrounding areas, the league will play it safe. It's the right call. Be sure your daily lineups don't include any Knicks or Kings on Monday night. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:34 am
    • Marcus Smart expected to play on Monday
      Marcus Smart (personal) is expected to play on Monday against the Jazz.

      Advice: Smart had a death in the family, but he is expected back after a one-game absence. Smart is starting to carve out some fantasy value, but his development will be inconsistent. He's a solid stash for owners who can afford to have a little patience. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:06 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
      Sunday, 9:09 pm
       
      Injured
    • Tarik Black (ankle) returns in garbage time
      Tarik Black (ankle) logged seven minutes in garbage time on Sunday, finishing with three points, five rebounds and three turnovers vs. his former team.

      Advice: Black gave the Lakers' some much-needed energy, sparking a futile run late in the fourth quarter. He's carved out a steady bench role since being picked up by L.A. but isn't a viable fantasy option, especially now that Robert Sacre has unexpectedly taken over the starting center job. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:03 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
    • Kevin Love gets 19 & 13 w/ five 3-pointers
      Kevin Love scored 19 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and one block in 36 minutes on Sunday, while making 5-of-7 shots from downtown.

      Advice: He was 3-of-17 from deep in Cleveland's previous four games, and his ability to knock down triples is critical for his fantasy value -- 35.6 percent of his attempts have come from deep this season, which blows away his previous career high. Love is returning third-round value this season, which isn't what owners expected on draft day, and it's hard to envision a surge while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:29 pm
    • Joakim Noah benched for entire fourth quarter
      Joakim Noah was benched for the entire fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Heat, finishing the game with four points, five rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.

      Advice: Head coach Tom Thibodeau said he liked the group that started the fourth quarter, and that is the reason why Joakim did not re-enter the game. Thibodeau maintained that Joakim is healthy, and he just wanted to watch his minutes, but with the result being an L in the win-loss column, this will not likely be a trend that continues. Look for Noah to bounce-back during Tuesday's game vs. Golden State. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:35 pm
       
      L, 99-93 * @ Pho
    • 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
      Sunday, 12:19 pm
    • Tarik Black (ankle) will be available on Sun.
      Head coach Byron Scott said that Tarik Black (ankle) has improved and he will be available for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: Scott also added that Black is still feeling sore, and there is no guarantee that he will play today, so he's not looking like a great option in most leagues. Robert Sacre will likely continue to see some extended minutes tonight with Black limited, but he too can't be considered a reliable option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:49 am
    • Update: Joakim Noah (ankle) is playing Sunday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) will in fact play against the Miami Heat on Sunday.

      Advice: You just knew he wouldn't miss the opportunity to play against the Heat and owners can comfortably pencil him into their lineups. Noah has had a underwhelming season so far but his value will only go up if he can avoid another injury. Taj Gibson's value takes a hit with this news, but he is still worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:19 am
       
      L, 99-93 * @ Pho
    • Tarik Black (ankle) doubtful for Friday
      Tarik Black (ankle) is considered doubtful for Friday's game against Houston.

      Advice: He has already missed the past two games and his chances of playing don't look good for Sunday either. Black is supposedly now in the mix to start at center for the Lakers according to coach Byron Scott, but he is nothing more than a flier in deeper leagues for now. We will pass along further details when they are available. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:59 am
    • Marco Belinelli (groin) will not play Sunday
      Marco Belinelli (groin) will not play against the Bucks on Sunday.

      Advice: This is his ninth straight game on the sidelines and there is still no indication on when he will return to action. Belinelli can be dropped in almost all leagues for now, while Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills and Cory Joseph will all benefit in the short-term. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:47 am
       
      Injured
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) probable for Sunday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Miami.

      Advice: Noah's ankle has been an issue for a while now, but we doubt he will miss a chance to play against the Miami Heat so his owners can pencil him into lineups barring a setback. He isn't exactly a must-start option anymore, but if he can stay healthy he should be able to improve upon his dwindling numbers. If Noah does end up sitting, Taj Gibson will see a big uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:33 am
       
      L, 99-93 * @ Pho
    • Marcus Smart (personal) won't play Sunday
      Marcus Smart (personal) will not play against the Warriors on Sunday due to a death in his family.

      Advice: He will rejoin the team in Utah for Monday's game. With Smart out, Evan Turner will play most of his minutes at point guard, so that should open up more run for Jae Crowder. Phil Pressey will also get a few more minutes of action. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:33 pm
    • Cousins goes for 28 & 11 against the Warriors
      DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points on 9-of-19 shooting (10-of-11 FTs) with 11 rebounds, two assists and three steals in Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: Cousins is keeping things together so far and the finger pointing inside the walls hasn't been directed at him. Yet. Unless he gets fed up with management, he's going to destroy the opposition. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:00 am
    • Smart plays just 14 minutes on Friday
      Marcus Smart played just 14 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring four points on 1-of-2 (including a three) with three assists and five fouls.

      Advice: Smart's fouls were an issue and Brad Stevens is a bit of a card with rotations, but it would be surprising if Smart isn't running the show after the All Star break, or at least logging starter's minutes. He's a solid stash until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:16 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
      Saturday, 12:27 am
       
      Injured
    • Joakim Noah returned to action on Friday January 23. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:04 am
       
      L, 99-93 * @ Pho
    • Noah (ankle) back in action for the Bulls
      Joakim Noah (ankle) returned to action in Friday's road win over the Mavs, scoring six points on 3-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 23 minutes.

      Advice: Noah isn't a must-start player but he'll get there soon as long as he can stay upright. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:21 pm
       
      L, 99-93 * @ Pho
    • J.R. Smith scores 21 points with seven treys
      J.R. Smith made seven 3-pointers for his 21 points against the Hornets on Friday with four rebounds and four assists.

      Advice: The treys were nice, but this was Smith's fifth game of 2015 with at least four dimes. He's really playing extremely well with his new team and he's taking eight treys per game. He'll cool off at some point, but owners in standard leagues can ride him while he's going strong. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:08 pm
    • Tarik Black out against the Spurs
      Tarik Black (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: Coach Byron Scott said that Robert Sacre is starting because Black is out. Neither guy will have much value while Jordan Hill is active. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:48 pm
    • Joakim Noah says he's playing Friday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) said he will play against the Mavs on Friday.

      Advice: He is very likely to start, which pushes Taj Gibson to the bench. Noah has been a huge disappoint following his breakout 2013-14 season and is not a must-start play tonight with 11 games. Nikola Mirotic will likely lose some playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:04 pm
       
      L, 99-93 * @ Pho
    • Joakim Noah, Mike Dunleavy are game-time
      Joakim Noah (ankle) and Mike Dunleavy (ankle) are game-time decisions to face the Mavericks on Friday.

      Advice: They're both going to warm up to see how they feel. Noah usually isn't a fan of being benched when he has any say, so he's likely closer to probable than to doubtful. If you were dialing up Taj Gibson, there is a lot more risk now. Nikola Mirotic would also take a hit. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:35 pm
       
      L, 99-93 * @ Pho
    • Marco Belinelli (groin) out again vs. Lakers
      Marco Belinelli (groin) will miss his eighth consecutive game vs. the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: San Antonio is playing it safe with Belinelli, who has now missed 16 of the Spurs' first 44 games. His absence has opened up more playing time for Manu Ginobili, primarily, but Gregg Popovich's rotations are too unpredictable to rely on fellow reserve guards Cory Joseph and Patty Mills. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:47 am
       
      Injured
    • Marcus Smart doesn't score in 27 minutes
      Marcus Smart did not score in 27 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday, adding three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: All five of his misses came from beyond six feet of the basket and that's still something he'll have to work on. Smart does have 2.0 steals and 0.8 turnovers per game in his last four while he's been able to play at least 27 minutes for each of his last seven games since the Jeff Green deal. He's worth owning in standard leagues and it won't be long before he's starting. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:48 pm
    • Damian Lillard scores 21 points in loss
      Damian Lillard made 8-of-23 from the field for 21 points during a 90-89 loss to the Celtics on Thursday, adding six rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's one of the best pull-up shooters in the NBA and chances are his catch-and-shoot shots are going down. Lillard averaged 6.6 field goal attempts per game off passes from Nicolas Batum (wrist) and LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) and catch-and-shoot attempts accounted for over 20.8 percent of his shot total. Fancy stats aside, Lillard is going to be busy and will have plenty of 30-point games on the way in the next 6-8 weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:38 pm
    • Tarik Black (ankle) now doubtful for Friday
      Tarik Black (ankle) is now listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Coach Byron Scott gave him a 50/50 shot to play earlier in the day, but now it appears that Black will likely sit this one out. We will update his status if something changes, but for now expect Carlos Boozer, Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre to see a slight uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:01 pm
    • 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
    • Marco Belinelli (groin) out against the Bulls
      Marco Belinelli (groin) will not play against the Bulls on Thursday.

      Advice: He has been sidelined since Jan. 9, and considering this is the second time that he has seen extensive time on the sidelines due to his groin, the Spurs likely won't bring him back until he is 100 percent. Consider Belinelli day-to-day for now, and expect Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills and Cory Joseph to fill the void. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:04 pm
       
      Injured
    • Tarik Black (ankle) able to practice on Thurs
      Tarik Black (ankle) was able to practice on Thursday, but he is still listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Coach Byron Scott said that Black wouldn't be able to play on his ankle right now, and gave him just a 50/50 shot to play against the Spurs. Owners in deeper leagues who are holding onto Black should probably go ahead and bench him, as he likely won't see many minutes considering his current status. Carlos Boozer, Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre would pick up a few extra minutes if Black sits this one out. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:30 am
    • Marcus Smart being groomed for leading role
      Celtics management is hoping that Marcus Smart can grow into a leadership role for the team.

      Advice: After trading Rajon Rondo, the Celtics have been slowly developing Smart to be more of a leader. "He’s doing a good job of playing well, of handling success and adversity. Those are all precursors to being a leader," said Stevens. "When you’re a young person you have to earn that kind of respect with your approach. It’s not even your play, it’s your approach." Smart is averaging 8.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.8 three-points over his last give games and is worth a flier in standard leagues as his playing times continues to increase. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:35 am
    • DeMarcus Cousins scores 28 points w/ 14 rbs
      DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points with 14 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 41 minutes against the Nets during a 103-100 loss on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Kings did not get any help from their bench with just 18 points. As for Cousins, he has double-doubles in eight straight games and came into tonight with 2015 averages of 23.6 points, 13.6 boards, 4.5 assists, 2.3 blocks and 1.8 steals. Even with his awful 5.6 turnovers per game in that span, he's still one of the best centers in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:09 pm
    • J.R. Smith fires 16 more shots in another win
      J.R. Smith started again and hit 5-of-16 shots and 2-of-11 3-pointers for 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: Love him or hate him, Smith is starting and averaging 17.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.4 steals and 3.8 3-pointers over his last five games, while shooting 46 percent. We've seen him go on streaks like this before and he should be in your lineup until he comes back to earth. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:51 pm
    • Tarik Black (ankle) aims to practice Thursday
      Tarik Black (ankle) intends to practice in San Antonio on Thursday, leaving him questionable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: This is very encouraging since Black needed crutches to leave the arena on Wednesday, and it appears he's healing faster than anticipated. Cautious owners should still plan to be without him on Friday, in which case guys like Carlos Boozer and Ryan Sacre should each earn a few extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:09 pm
    • Terrence Jones won't play on this trip
      Terrence Jones (leg) will not play on the current three-game road trip.

      Advice: The Rockets could get him back soon and he is with the team. Jones is in the final stages of his rehab and there's at least a chance he could play next week. While he was on fire to start the season, things are a little different with Donatas Motiejunas playing well and Josh Smith in town. If you want to grab him in exchange for some dead weight, it's not a bad idea. He certainly won't be as great as he was to start the season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:17 pm
    • Cousins, Gay, Casspi probable for Wednesday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle), Rudy Gay (knee) and Omri Casspi (eye) are all listed as probable for Wednesday's home game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: All three guys played on Monday and we'll leave them off the injury report unless a pessimistic update surfaces after shootaround. Cousins is averaging multiple career highs this season, including points (23.9), rebounds (12.6), assists (3.2) and blocks (1.7), yet he's currently trailing guys like Tim Duncan, LaMarcus Aldridge and Dwight Howard in fan-based All-Star voting. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:43 pm
    • Terrence Jones (leg) getting mobility back
      Terrence Jones (leg) has been more active at practice lately, and while he has yet to go through a full-contact workout, he continues to make steady progress.

      Advice: "I am more active than I've been in so long," Jones said. "Being on the court feels real good and it's a blessing to be able to get up and down and finally move my leg a little and jump and do things with the basketball that I couldn't do two months ago at all." Jones continues to make progress, but the fact that he's going to be fighting for minutes with Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith, and Dwight Howard, his long-term outlook isn't looking great. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:54 am
    • Tarik Black (ankle) will not play Wednesday
      Tarik Black (right ankle sprain) will not play Wednesday vs. the Pelicans, and he is looking doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Black was seen leaving the arena on crutches after Monday's game, so this is no mild ankle sprain. With Black out, look for Robert Sacre, Carlos Boozer (triceps contusion), and Ryan Kelly to pick up some additional minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:07 am
    • X-rays negative on Tarik Black's ankle
      X-rays came back negative on Tarik Black's sprained right ankle, but Black left the arena on crutches after Monday's loss to the Suns.

      Advice: Black sprained his ankle after coming down on a teammates' foot and played coy when asked about his availablity for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans. "I can’t comment on that one," said Black. "I don’t know. But miracles can happen. I rolled it pretty good, though." We'll update Black's status as more information becomes available, but Robert Sacre could see some time while Ed Davis, Carlos Boozer, and Ryan Kelly would all see a minutes boost if Black is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:33 am
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