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  • Darren Collison is questionable for Spurs gm
    Darren Collison (quad) is questionable to face the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: He has a bruise to his quad, which isn't usually an injury that costs a player a week of action. Collison has missed two games and Ramon Sessions has been a bit underwhelming in the starting lineup. DC's fantasy owners will want to check back on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:15 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Kirk Hinrich (chest) probable Friday vs. BOS
    Kirk Hinrich (chest) is probable for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Hinrich was able to play during the Bulls' last game, so it would be a bit surprising if he were to sit out on Friday. However, with Derrick Rose (hamstring tightness) also being listed as probable, Hinrich doesn't make for a very attractive option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:09 pm
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) probable for Friday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring tightness) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. Boston.

    Advice: Rose has said that he was targeting Friday, so things are looking positive towards him giving it a go. If Rose does indeed play, Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks won't be worth using in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:00 pm
     
    Injured
    10:00 am @ Bos
  • Jameer Nelson (back) questionable for Friday
    Jameer Nelson (back spasms) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Friday's tip, but if Jameer is unable to go, J.J. Barea, Devin Harris, and potentially Raymond Felton (ankle) will all see some extended minutes. Barea and Harris offer the most upside, and would make for decent plug-and-play options in daily leagues, stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:39 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Kyrie Irving committing himself to defense
    Kyrie Irving has challenged himself this season to become a better defensive player.

    Advice: "If one person gets going, whether it’s the 1 or 2 [point guard or shooting guard], I’m going to guard them," Irving said. "It’s more or less a personal challenge. I talked to our coaching staff beforehand and told them, 'Whenever I have the chance to guard the point guard, just leave me on him.'" Allowing Irving to guard the opposing team’s top offensive guy may not be the wisest decision, as he’s simply not a top-tier defender in the league; but it’s nice to know he’s committing himself to improving on that end. However, in the fantasy basketball world his lackluster defensive play is a non-factor, and he's currently averaging 21.1 points, 4.8 assists, and a career-high 2.2 three-pointers and 1.8 steals per game, good enough for first-round value. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:17 pm
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) hopeful for Friday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring tightness) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, and said that he is hopeful he'll be able to play Friday vs. Boston.

    Advice: "If I'm ready to go [Friday], I'm ready. If not, just really pay attention to my body," said Rose. "But the plan is that I want to play. So hopefully I'll be out there playing." Rose isn't giving us much with these comments, so owners will want to check back closer to Friday's tip. If he's unable to go, Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks will split Rose's minutes, with Hinrich drawing the start. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:52 am
     
    Injured
    10:00 am @ Bos
  • Cory Joseph questionable for Friday vs Kings
    Cory Joseph (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: Joseph is only averaging 7.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists this season, so Joseph's status means more to the injury-depleted Spurs than it does to fantasy owners. If Joseph is again unable to play, Manu Ginobili and Marco Belinelli would handle the ball when Tony Parker is on the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:00 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Sac
  • Marcus Smart will not play vs Bulls Friday
    Marcus Smart (ankle) will not play against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: Smart had been targeting this game for his return, but was unable to finish Wednesday's practice. The rookie will likely now target a return next week, but he won't have much fantasy value upon his return. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:28 am
     
    Injured
    10:00 am vs Chi
  • Jarrett Jack cools off on Wednesday
    Jarrett Jack cooled off against the 76ers on Wednesday with four points, two rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 19 minutes.

    Advice: This is his second sub-par game in a row, so it's become a little harder to stay on his bandwagon in a backup role. If you have your eye on someone else, there's no need to be too attached to Jack. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:34 am
  • Goran Dragic gets 36 minutes vs. Nuggets
    Goran Dragic played 36 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday with 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Isaiah Thomas (ankle), the Suns' leading scorer, did not play tonight, so there wasn't a big mess in coach Jeff Hornacek's guard rotation. Dragic had been quiet over his previous four games with just 9.8 points per game, so this line was nice to see. His fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting many 20-point games once IT3 gets back, though. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:14 am
     
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Kobe Bryant hits 5-of-15 shots in loss
    Kobe Bryant hit just 5-of-15 shots, two 3-pointers and 10-of-10 free throws for 22 points, four rebounds and two assists in Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Memphis is one of the league's best teams and plays solid defense, especially with Tony Allen guarding Kobe at times tonight. Bryant's shooting has been a disaster this season, but he's still been highly productive. And the fact he hit 10-of-10 free throws could mean he's getting some leg strength back. But once the Lakers fall completely out of the playoff race, owners have to be concerned that he may shut it down for the season with a mysterious 'back injury.' With the Lakers playing so poorly, selling high on Kobe appears to be a forward-thinking plan. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:02 am
     
    Player Note
    Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
    7:30 pm vs Min
  • Eric Bledsoe says he's fine from fall
    Eric Bledsoe returned from a fall on his hip in the third quarter against the Nuggets on Wednesday, finishing with 21 points, one rebound, 10 assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: In the post-game interview, Bledsoe said he's dealt with this type of injury all the time and just needs to get treatment. Although, it's worth mentioning he did dismiss a calf contusion last season and it cost him multiple games. His owners will want to keep an eye on him until a rematch against Denver on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:00 am
     
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Ty Lawson hands out 12 assists
    Ty Lawson fueled the offense against the Suns on Wednesday during a 120-112 loss, making 4-of-16 from the field for 17 points with seven rebounds, 12 assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played 40 minutes tonight and has seen a major increase in minutes lately. Lawson looks healthy and he did make a respectable 45.1 percent from the field in his previous 10 games. His fantasy owners shouldn't worry about the production and just need him to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:58 pm
     
    6:00 pm vs Pho
  • Jeremy Lin plays well again despite back
    Jeremy Lin continues to play through a tender back and hit 4-of-9 shots for 14 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Despite the back issue, Lin has averaged 31 minutes, 13.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 3-pointers on 57 percent shooting over his last five games. And that's a vast improvement over his early-season struggles. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:57 pm
     
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    7:30 pm vs Min
  • Mike Conley good, not great vs. Lakers
    Mike Conley had 19 points, two rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 6-of-11 shooting in 30 minutes against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is a pretty standard stat line for Conley, which is the point. The Lakers are horrible at stopping opposing point guards and while there's absolutely nothing wrong with Conley's line, we were expecting a bit more against the defensive sieve known as Jeremy Lin. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:47 pm
  • Zach LaVine plays OK in start on Wed.
    Zach LaVine started in place on Mo Williams (illness) on Wednesday against the Bucks during a 103-86 loss, scoring 12 points with three rebounds, four assists, two steals, three turnovers and five fouls in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Williams is not expected to be out much longer and will travel with the team. LaVine hasn't really done much to warrant more than 22 minutes per game and there are just going to be too many negatives to his fantasy value. Additionally, tonight was the first time in NBA history four teenagers, LaVine, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins, were on the court at the same time. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:36 pm
  • Tony Parker scores 21, dominates Don Sloan
    Tony Parker hit 8-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points, four rebounds, six assists and a steal on Wednesday.

    Advice: He also dominated Pacers' point guard Donald Sloan, who hit just 1-of-6 shots for three points after blowing up for 29 and a full stat line on Monday. Parker has now scored at least 21 in three straight games and is rolling, and the only thing that can seemingly slow him down right now is Gregg Popovich. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:23 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey scores 22 points on Wednesday
    Rodney Stuckey got loose against the Spurs' defense to hit 9-of-20 shots for 22 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals in a team-high 35 minutes.

    Advice: He played 32 minutes on Monday and had 12 points, and is starting to play a little bit like the guy we were talking about as a sleeper early in the season. He's not likely to fill the stat sheet on most night, but he's probably going to score points for the depleted Pacers and he's averaging a respectable 14.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 3-pointers over his last four games. It comes with a price though, as he's shooting just 37 percent over that stretch, but he's just now getting healthy. If you need a scorer in a deep league, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:04 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • O.J. Mayo starts again, plays OK
    O.J. Mayo started again on Wednesday against the Wolves with 10 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block, two 3-pointers and five turnovers on 3-of-11 from the field.

    Advice: Coach Jason Kidd seems to like the idea of using Mayo in the starting lineup, but more lines like this one will make it tough to keep him around 30 minutes. Chances are nobody is going to be running to grab him in your league anyway, so you can probably leave him on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:53 pm
     
    Player Note
    O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Donald Sloan falls apart after career game
    Donald Sloan, coming off a massive 29 points and a full stat line on Monday, hit just 1-of-6 shots for three points, three rebounds and six assists in Wednesday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: Sloan's night on Monday was almost too good to be true, while tonight's was just a case of Sloan being matched up against Tony Parker and the Spurs' tough D. He'll bounce back from tonight, but we suspect Monday's line will end up being the highlight of his season (and possibly career). George Hill is still likely three weeks away from a possible return, so there's no reason to drop Sloan at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:51 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Long range Canaan: Isaiah hits six treys
    Isaiah Canaan scored a career-high 24 points against the Kings on Wednesday with six rebounds, four assists, four steals and six 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He was open all night in easily his best game as a pro. Canaan was coming in with no momentum with only 15 points combined in his previous four games and Jason Terry was actually gaining ground on him. Considering how Patrick Beverley (hamstring) is out for a bit, Canaan is worth a look. Although, he has a bad matchup against Chris Paul on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:24 pm
  • Ramon Sessions has a bad game in start
    Ramon Sessions had just eight points with three rebounds, three assists and five turnovers in 35 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Kings apparently need Darren Collison (quad) back. Sessions is making just 34 percent from the field on the season and hasn't really been able to perform like he did after the break last season. Collision should be back soon, so Sessions has little value right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:03 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez scores 21 points in 17 mins.
    Greivis Vasquez was on fire against the Hawks on Wednesday with 21 points, two rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers on 8-of-12 from the field in just 17 minutes.

    Advice: This is one of the most efficient lines of the year. For the advanced stats guys out there, Vasquez put up a 36.9 usage and had an 81.5 true shooting percentage. He was horrible before tonight and made just 33.3 percent from the field, so we'll obviously need to see it again. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:47 pm
     
    4:30 pm vs Dal
  • Lou Williams scores 22 points vs. Hawks
    Lou Williams may have had a revenge game against the Hawks on Wednesday during a win, making 6-of-11 from the field for 22 points with two assists, three steals and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He's so hot right now. Perhaps no bench player is performing at his level, averaging 24.3 points, 1.8 boards, 2.3 steals, 3.5 treys and 0.5 turnovers on 50.0 percent from the field and 96.4 percent from the line in his last four. We'd be lying if we said we saw this coming, but he's just too hot to leave on the wire right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:35 pm
     
    4:30 pm vs Dal
  • Alec Burks gets 16 points in loss to Thunder
    Alec Burks had 16 points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals in 35 minutes vs. the Thunder on Wednesday, making 6-of-14 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs in 35 minutes of action.

    Advice: Burks is shooting just 38.7 percent from the field this season, compared to 45.7 percent last season. He's been steady enough for 14-team value and has enough upside to hang onto in shallower formats, but his owners will need to see some consistency in the next month. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:08 pm
     
    Player Note
    Alec Burks Uta - PG,SG
  • Reggie Jackson scores 22 points in OKC win
    The Thunder snapped their six-game losing streak on Wednesday, led by Reggie Jackson's 22 points on 10-of-18 shooting, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, eight assists and one steal.

    Advice: He turned the ball over five times, as usual, but at least he made more than half his shots tonight. Backup PG Sebastian Telfair was waived on Wednesday which suggests that Russell Westbrook (hand) might return as soon as Friday's game. Jackson will inevitably lose some minutes and offensive firepower, but he's still a must-own fantasy player even if he shifts to a bench role. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe returns from injury on Wednesday
    Eric Bledsoe went to the locker room in the third quarter of Wednesday's game against the Nuggets and has returned.

    Advice: He looked to land on his hip and hobbled back to the locker room under his own power. Bledsoe was down for a very long time, so it was nice to see him get back out there. He exited with 15 points, one rebound, seven assists, three steals and two turnovers. Stay tuned. If he's out, Isaiah Thomas (ankle) and Gerald Green would get bumps. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:46 pm
     
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Cory Joseph out Wednesday w/ sprained ankle
    Cory Joseph (ankle) will not play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday, as expected.

    Advice: Joseph was doubtful to play but he remains day-to-day, so he could be back as soon as Friday's game vs. the Kings. The Spurs don't have a pure backup PG but they're comfortable handing the ball to Marco Belinelli and Manu Ginobili. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:57 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Sac
  • Zach LaVine starts w/ Williams (illness) out
    Zach LaVine will start at PG for the Wolves on Wednesday due to Mo Williams' absence with an illness.

    Advice: LaVine has started four games this season and his averages are a cautionary tale for fantasy owners -- 7.5 points on 34.4 percent shooting, 3.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 0.3 steals and 3.3 turnovers. Williams is day-to-day and LaVine is best left untouched in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:45 pm
  • Jameer Nelson (back) will not play Wednesday
    Jameer Nelson (back spasms) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is just getting over a hamstring injury and this injury is not considered serious. With Nelson and Raymond Felton (ankle) out, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will get all of the minutes at point guard. Both guys are options in daily leagues with the defensive turnstile known as Jose Calderon. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:57 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Marcus Smart couldn't finish practice
    Marcus Smart (ankle) was unable to finish practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: That doesn't bode well for his chances to play on Friday. Smart has been out since Nov. 7 with his sprain and it would seem next week is a more realistic target. Phil Pressey and Evan Turner should get a little more run. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:54 pm
     
    Injured
    10:00 am vs Chi
  • Darren Collison out again on Wednesday night
    Darren Collison (quad) will not play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Like about 20 other NBA players, Collison is dealing with a leg contusion. He missed Tuesday night, but chances are he will be able to play on Friday. Ramon Session was solid against the Pelicans on Tuesday with 15 points, three rebounds and six assists in 32 minutes. He gets a nice matchup against Isaiah Canaan and is worth a look in most leagues for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:20 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Marcus Smart expected to practice Weds.
    Marcus Smart, who has been out with an ankle injury, is expected to practice on Wednesday, according to coach Brad Stevens.

    Advice: He's not going to make a big fantasy impact upon his return, but will help to spell both Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley, as well as provide some defensive intensity for the Celtics. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:42 am
     
    Injured
    10:00 am vs Chi
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) rested as precaution
    Derrick Rose (hamstring tightness) sat out the second half of Tuesday's game as a precaution, and he "didn't feel anything pop or pull" prior to his exit.

    Advice: Tom Thibodeau asked Rose to sit out the second half and Rose agreed. The Bulls' former MVP was very tentative during the first half, as he was during Monday's game, but Thibodeau is hopeful that a few days of rest will have Rose ready to go for Friday's game in Boston. When asked if Rose would require an MRI, Thibs replied, "I don’t believe so. I think he's fine." Fantasy owners have played this game long enough to distrust the Bulls' injury updates, however, and we're unlikely to learn Rose's status until close to tip-off on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:16 pm
     
    Injured
    10:00 am @ Bos
  • Kirk Hinrich (chest) plays well in return
    Kirk Hinrich returned from a chest injury vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday, scoring 10 points with eight assists and one steal in 31 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: He made two 3-pointers and Derrick Rose left early with hamstring tightness, which opened up more minutes in the second half for Hinrich and Aaron Brooks. Hinrich should start vs. the Celtics on Friday if Rose can't suit up, but even as the Bulls' starting PG he's a mediocre fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:07 pm
  • Ty Lawson leads Nuggets w/ 20 pts, 12 dimes
    Ty Lawson posted 20 points, one 3-pointer, 12 assists, three steals and a rare block in Tuesday's win over the visiting Bulls.

    Advice: This was Lawson's second 20 & 10 game of the season, the last one coming on Nov. 17, and he's averaging a terrific 16.3 points, 0.8 threes, 2.4 rebounds, 9.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He started out slow and missed one game with a lingering ankle injury but has since played without any physical limitations, so fantasy owners can look confidently toward his rest-of-season output. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:06 pm
     
    6:00 pm vs Pho
  • Ramon Sessions scores 15 pts w/ six assists
    Ramon Sessions had 15 points, one 3-pointer, three rebounds, six dimes and two steals as a fill-in starter on Tuesday, taking the place of Darren Collison (quad).

    Advice: Collison is dealing with a bruised quad and is day-to-day, which leaves Sessions as a shaky fantasy option for Wednesday's road game in Houston. This was his third double-digit scoring performance of the season, and the third game in which he's made a 3-point shot. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:45 pm
  • O.J. Mayo scores 17 points as Bucks' starter
    O.J. Mayo made his first start of the season vs. the Pistons on Tuesday, scoring 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting with three 3-pointers, two rebounds, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: Jason Kidd has been juggling his lineups through the first month of the season, and tonight Mayo got the nod ahead of Khris Middleton. "We looked at [Mayo as a starter] at practice yesterday and as coaches we thought it looked good," Kidd said, by way of explanation. Mayo has enough upside to be worth a speculative add, especially since the Bucks won tonight's game, but don't be surprised if he's back in a reserve role by the end of the week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:54 pm
     
    Player Note
    O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Derrick Rose exits Tuesday w/ tight hamstring
    Derrick Rose will not return to Tuesday's game due to left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: Rose's left hamstring caused him to miss four games prior to his return on Monday, and he didn't last long before going back on the injury report. The daily guessing game about his status will continue on Friday when the Bulls play in Boston. Considering the Bulls' protective stance regarding their former MVP, and the fact that hamstring injuries are easy to aggravate, we're not optimistic that he'll be in uniform vs. Rajon Rondo and the Celtics. Check back for updates on Tuesday, and anticipate Kirk Hinrich starting at PG if Rose misses more games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:26 pm
     
    Injured
    10:00 am @ Bos
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) starting vs. Nuggets
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) will play on Tuesday, as expected.

    Advice: He was technically listed as 'probable' and the Bulls have been understandably protective of Rose early in the season, so fantasy owners are wise to check his status before every game. He scored 18 points in a somewhat passive performance on Monday and we can only hope he'll continue to build on that performance without any health-related setbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:42 pm
     
    Injured
    10:00 am @ Bos
  • Kirk Hinrich (chest) ready to play Tuesday
    Kirk Hinrich (chest) will play vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's probably not 100 percent healthy, but the Bulls' tough veteran will suit up as Derrick Rose's primary backup. As long as Rose is healthy there's no reason to touch Hinrich in 12-team fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:37 pm
  • Cory Joseph (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Cory Joseph (ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: If Joseph is unable to play, Manu Ginobili will be asked to do a little more as the Spurs backup point guard, and Tony Parker will see some extended minutes. Joseph is averaging 7.8 points and 2.1 assists through 17.5 minutes of action this season, and he can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:17 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Sac
  • Cory Joseph (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Cory Joseph (sprained left ankle) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Joseph has been targeting Wednesday as his potential return date but the Spurs' training staff must not be on the same page. If he does sit out, expect guys like Manu Ginobili, Marco Belinelli and even Boris Diaw to handle the ball more when Tony Parker isn't on the court. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:14 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Sac
  • Darren Collison (quad) out on Tuesday vs. NO
    Darren Collison (quad) will not play Tuesday vs. the Pelicans, and Ramon Sessions will start.

    Advice: Sessions will be asked to step it up on the offensive end tonight with Rudy Gay (Achilles) also sidelined, and he makes for a solid option in daily leagues. Ray McCallum will see some extended minutes off the bench, but Sessions is the guy to own here. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:57 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • O.J. Mayo will start Tuesday vs. Detroit
    O.J. Mayo will enter the starting lineup Tuesday vs. the Pistons, sending Khris Middleton back to the bench.

    Advice: Coach Jason Kidd's rotations have been all over the place this season, so while Mayo enters the starting lineup tonight, he could just as easily head back the bench in the next one. Mayo has been hit-or-miss this season, averaging 10.9 points, 3.4 assists, and 1.3 three-pointers per game while shooting 40.3 percent from the field. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach to see how Mayo fares with the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:31 pm
     
    Player Note
    O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Scott may try to shorten Kobe Bryant's PT
    Coach Byron Scott said that he may try to trim a couple minutes off Kobe Bryant's current minutes allotment, as Kobe has been struggling with fatigue during the second half of games.

    Advice: Kobe is currently averaging 35.7 minutes per game, but is also shooting a career-worst 38.1 percent from the field. Scott is attributing some of those misses to fatigue, and while a minor reduction in minutes would have a minimal impact on Kobe's overall numbers, it could have a positive effect on his field goal percentage. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:11 pm
     
    Player Note
    Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
    7:30 pm vs Min
  • Kirk Hinrich (chest) questionable for Tuesday
    Kirk Hinrich (chest) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Denver.

    Advice: Hinrich doesn't offer much fantasy value while Derrick Rose is healthy, and his status will have a greater impact on Aaron Brooks' minute allotment. Stay tuned, but whether he plays or not should be of little concern to owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:36 pm
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) probable for Tuesday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Owners will want to check back for an official update on Rose's status as we draw closer to Tuesday's tip, but it's looking like he'll try and give it a go. Rose is coming off an 18-point outing vs. Utah, and has a favorable matchup tonight against the Nuggets. If he plays, Aaron Brooks won't be worth using in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:21 pm
     
    Injured
    10:00 am @ Bos
  • Ramon Sessions (knee) probable for Tuesday
    Ramon Sessions (knee) has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's game vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: With Darren Collison (quad contusion) being listed as questionable, Sessions could be in line for a start on Tuesday. However, if both Sessions and Collison are ruled out, Ray McCallum would get all the minutes he can handle at point guard, and would be a fine plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:30 am
  • Darren Collison (quad) questionable Tuesday
    Darren Collison (quad contusion) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: If Collison is unable to go, Ramon Sessions (right knee strain) would slide into the starting lineup, and would make for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Sessions put up 18 points, three rebounds, and two 3-pointers during his last start, but he also failed to register a single assist making him a more attractive option in points leagues. Ray McCallum would also see some extended run off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:24 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Thibodeau says Rose not real comfortable
    Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Derrick Rose (hamstring) is not real comfortable right now.

    Advice: Rose scored 18 points with five assists, one steal, and three 3-pointers during Monday's win over the Jazz, but will be listed as day-to-day for Tuesday's game against Denver. "I thought he did a lot of good things," Thibodeau said. "You could see he's not real comfortable with the ball yet, but that will come. When Derrick strings some games together, he's going to take off." We'll update Rose's status as soon as possible, but Aaron Brooks would get a value boost if D-Rose is unable to play Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:47 am
     
    Injured
    10:00 am @ Bos
  • Derrick Rose returned to action on Monday November 24. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:10 pm
     
    Injured
    10:00 am @ Bos
  • Rose (hamstring) returns but still day-to-day
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) returned to action in Monday's win but ended the night with a day-to-day status for Tuesday's game in Denver, and finished with 18 points on 5-of-10 shooting, three treys, three boards, five assists and one steal in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Tom Thibodeau was reportedly frustrated after the game according to beat writer Nick Friedell. When asked if he would play in Denver, Thibs said "I would hope so. Jeez. We'll see tomorrow I guess." Thibs added, "When Derrick strings some games together he's going to take off. He's got to go. That's the bottom line. He's got to go." He's going to be day-to-day for a while until he proves he's not. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:49 pm
     
    Injured
    10:00 am @ Bos
  • Nelson posts solid line in loss to IND
    Jameer Nelson scored 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, five assists and one steal over 29 minutes in Monday's loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: Nelson hasn't produced enough to be worth holding in 12-team leagues and his 14-team value is in jeopardy with the arrivals of J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:23 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Sloan scores 29 points in win over Mavs
    Donald Sloan scored 29 points on 10-of-14 shooting (3-of-5 3PTs, 6-of-9 FTs) with two rebounds, five assists and one steal in Monday's win over the Mavs.

    Advice: Sloan has managed to weather a lot of the storm as guys have been scheduled to return but fallen off the wagon before they could touch his value. Rodney Stuckey and C.J. Miles both played tonight and that's something for owners to watch, along with the return of C.J. Watson at some point, but it looks like only George Hill can knock Sloan off his current top-100 pace. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:58 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Stuckey (wrist) productive in busy 32 minutes
    Rodney Stuckey (wrist) logged 32 minutes on Monday against the Mavs, scoring 12 points on 2-of-9 shooting (2-of-3 from deep, 6-of-6 from the line) with three rebounds, five assists and one steal.

    Advice: Given his inability to stay healthy the heavy workloads recently are an uncomfortable bonus, so give him a look in deeper formats but don't drop anybody of real value just yet. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:55 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Canaan quiet in start for Beverley
    Isaiah Canaan was quiet in another start for Patrick Beverley (hamstring) on Monday, scoring seven points with three assists and a steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Canaan hit 2-of-8 shots with a three and on the whole he doesn't have any real fantasy value. If you want to give him a desperation look or use him in DFS games, he's probably a coin flip to pay off at best. Beverley has about a week on his initial timetable. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:31 pm
  • Lou Williams stays hot with 17 points
    Lou Williams stayed somewhat hot against the Suns on Monday during a 104-100 win with 17 points, two rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's coming off the bench and is taking away a few minutes from Greivis Vasquez and Terrence Ross. Williams is a little bit like Nick Young except he does a little more than score -- he's obviously much worse in the sound-byte department, though. He's not a lock, but feel free to give him a look in standard leagues and ride him while he's hot. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:09 pm
     
    4:30 pm vs Dal
  • Eric Bledsoe scores a season-high 25 points
    Eric Bledsoe scored a season-high 25 points against the Raptors on Monday with seven rebounds, six assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made 8-of-16 from the field in this stat-stuffing line. Bledsoe played 37 minutes tonight and there has been a slight upward trend in his minutes, but it hasn't really showed up because the Suns had garbage time come into play in their two previous games. He has barely been in the top 100 before today, but this massive line should raise his value over one round. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:43 pm
     
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Goran Dragic gets benched late vs. Raptors
    Goran Dragic was on the bench down the stretch against the Raptors on Monday with six points, one rebound, four assists and four turnovers in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Dragic missed his first four shots and couldn't create like he usually does. Coach Jeff Horacek usually goes with the flow on his guards, so nights like this will happen. This is a potential buy-low opportunity as long as you're not paying a top-50 price. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:40 pm
     
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Bulls PR: Derrick Rose will start vs. Jazz
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) is listed as the starter for Monday against the Jazz and will play.

    Advice: This is coming from a team official and that has held up so far, so Rose is likely a go tonight. Fantasy owners can pencil him into the starting lineup, but of course anything could happen. Aaron Brooks will come off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:27 pm
     
    Injured
    10:00 am @ Bos
  • Kirk Hinrich will not play vs. Jazz
    Kirk Hinrich (chest) will not play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: He did not get a chance to warm up and it would appear he's going to miss more time. Aaron Brooks will be getting minutes and we should know more when we find out the status of Derrick Rose (hamstring). Hinrich has very low fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:38 pm
  • Ramon Sessions is questionable for Tues.
    Ramon Sessions (knee) is questionable to face the Pelicans on Tuesday.

    Advice: He has a right knee strain, so it's a muscle issue for the backup point guard. Sessions does have a decent chance to play and he would see big minutes if Darren Collison (quad) needs to sit out. If both are out, it'll be Ray McCallum at the point. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:23 pm
  • Darren Collison, Sessions are questionable
    Darren Collison (quad) and Ramon Sessions (knee) are questionable to play against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

    Advice: He has a contusion to his thigh and he was able to play through it on Saturday. Collision has been a pleasant surprise with 30 assists to go with just five turnovers. if he and Sessions are out, Ray McCallum will be logging some serious minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:19 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Isaiah Canaan will start on Monday night
    Isaiah Canaan will start on Monday night against the Knicks.

    Advice: It will be his seventh start of the season, but he hasn't done much in his previous starts with averages of 11.5 points, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.3 triples. The triples make him someone worth owning in deeper leagues right now, especially with Pat Beverley (hamstring) possible out for a while. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:24 pm
  • Kobe Bryant could miss some practice
    Coach Byron Scott said he plans to rest Kobe Bryant in practice instead of cutting his minutes in minutes in games.

    Advice: The Lakers really do not have a choice right now with Xavier Henry (Achilles) likely done for the season. Bryant has been taking shots at a ridiculous clip and is playing 35.7 minutes per game, but he's shooting a career-worst 38.1 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:13 pm
     
    Player Note
    Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
    7:30 pm vs Min
  • Ty Lawson getting back to setting the table
    Brian Shaw credited Ty Lawson for Denver's recent four-game winning streak.

    Advice: "It all comes back to Ty setting the table for everybody," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said. "When he comes out aggressive offensively and he's attacking the paint, it makes it easier for everybody else." In wins, Lawson is averaging 12.8 points and 10.2 assists, while in losses he's averaging 19.0 points and 8.2 assists. As long as he can keep his ankle healthy, Lawson should continue to thrive. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:50 am
     
    6:00 pm vs Pho
  • Rodney Stuckey upgraded to probable Monday
    Rodney Stuckey (left wrist) has been upgraded to probable on Monday after going through shootaround on Monday.

    Advice: Previously listed as questionable, Stuckey's probable designation is a good indication that he'll give it a go. Now that he's healthy enough to play, he'll look to build on the meager production he's amassed so far this season. We'd like to see him stay healthy and be a lot more efficient before recommending him as a fantasy play, but that may be asking too much. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:31 am
     
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Kirk Hinrich being called questionable Monday
    Kirk Hinrich (chest) is now being listed as questionable for Monday.

    Advice: Previously listed as doubtful, Hinrich must be feeling better than anticipated. Hinrich is a tough player, but it would be a little surprising to see him return as soon as Monday's game. With Derrick Rose (hamstring) also iffy, Aaron Brooks could be in line to start at point guard. E'Twaun Moore would also see some run if Rose and Hinrich sit. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:53 am
  • Marcus Smart hoping to practice Wednesday
    Marcus Smart (ankle) is hoping to return to practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: "He’s been doing his work in the weight room as far as conditioning goes," Brad Stevens said. "So we’ll see how much work he needs to do once he gets back on the floor. That’s a concern certainly." Even if Smart isn't able to return this week, it sounds like he's right around the corner. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:35 am
     
    Injured
    10:00 am vs Chi
  • Tony Parker suddenly has a three-point shot
    Tony Parker is shooting 14-of-22 (63.6 percent) from behind the 3-point line this season.

    Advice: Parker leads the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage. It's a small sample size, but it speaks to Parker's improvement in that area of his game. A career 32.1 percent shooter from distance, Parker's previous career-high was 39.5 percent back in 2006-07. Parker made just 25 3-pointers last season, and he's on pace to shatter that mark. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:20 am
  • Cory Joseph aiming to return on Wednesday
    Cory Joseph (ankle) is aiming to return on Wednesday against the Pacers.

    Advice: Joseph's ankle swelled after injuring it on Friday, but he thinks almost a week off will be enough to get back out there. Unless he has a setback, it sounds like his absence will last all of one game. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:13 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Sac
  • 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
    Sunday, 9:45 pm
     
    6:00 pm vs Pho
  • 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
    Sunday, 9:38 pm
     
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    7:30 pm vs Min
  • Reggie Jackson barely misses triple-double
    Reggie Jackson fell just two assists shy of a triple-double vs. the Warriors on Sunday, scoring 22 points with 11 rebounds and eight assists in 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: He shot just 10-of-26 from the field and his FG percentage continues to be a minor drag, but he compensated with one 3-pointer, one steal and a relatively stingy two turnovers. He may shift to a bench role upon Russell Westbrook's return but he's played too well to fall much below 32 minutes per game, even when OKC is at full strength. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:05 pm
  • Smart (ankle) hopes to practice next week
    Marcus Smart (ankle) is hopeful he'll be able to return to practice next week, but his status for Friday's game vs. the Bulls remains unknown.

    Advice: Even if Smart is able to suit up for Friday's game, he'll likely have a minutes restriction, making him an unattractive play in most leagues. He's averaging 6.8 points, 1.2 assists, and 1.2 steals on the season, and he's just not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:43 pm
     
    Injured
    10:00 am vs Chi
  • Rodney Stuckey (wrist) questionable for Mon.
    Rodney Stuckey (sprained left wrist) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Dallas.

    Advice: The injury is to his non-shooting hand, so there's the positive in this situation. Stuckey just hasn't been able to stay healthy this season, and is currently averaging just 10.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game on 38.2 percent shooting from the field. Stuckey will have plenty of opportunity when he's finally able to play, but right now, he doesn't look to be worth owning in standard leagues. If he's unable to go, Donald Sloan will continue to get all the minutes he can handle. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:47 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • 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
    Sunday, 12:00 pm
     
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    7:30 pm vs Min
  • Kirk Hinrich (chest) doubtful for Monday
    Kirk Hinrich (chest) will be a limited participant during Sunday's practice, and is being listed as doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: If both Hinrich and Derrick Rose (hamstring) are unable to suit up for Monday's game, Aaron Brooks is going to get all the minutes he can handle, with E'Twaun Moore seeing some extended minutes off the bench. Brooks makes sense as a speculative add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:26 am
  • Lou Williams earns praise for his defense
    Lou Williams poured in a career-high 36 points vs. the Cavaliers on Saturday, but coach Dwane Casey singled out his defense for praise.

    Advice: "Most of all, I'm impressed with Lou's defense," Casey said. "He had a reputation of being a scorer but now he's doing a much better job defensively for us, which allows him to stay in and guard guys like [Dion] Waiters and [Kyrie] Irving and people like that." Anything that keeps Williams on the court is terrific news for fantasy owners -- he's currently averaging 13.4 points, 1.5 threes and 1.3 steals in just 19 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:59 am
     
    4:30 pm vs Dal
  • Alec Burks has an awful night
    Alec Burks made 1-of-11 from the field against the Pelicans on Saturday for two points with four rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and four turnovers.

    Advice: No bueno. Burks has been trending down since a solid start and this is obviously his worst game. He'll get better, but fantasy owners can consider cutting him if there is a hot free agent out there. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:18 pm
     
    Player Note
    Alec Burks Uta - PG,SG
  • Eric Bledsoe scores nine points in win
    Eric Bledsoe scored nine points on 2-of-10 from the field against the Pacers on Saturday with nine rebounds, five assists and six turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: It was one of his worst games of the season, but the Suns bench did their thing to get the win. Bledsoe came in hot over his last 10 games, making 50.5 percent from the field to go with averages of 14.1 points, 4.6 boards, 5.2 assists and 1.3 steals. He'll be better against the Raptors on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:12 pm
     
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Lou Williams drops career-high 36 vs. Cavs
    Lou Williams was unstoppable vs. the Cavs on Saturday, setting a new career-high with 36 points (9-of-19 FGs, 15-of-15 FTs) on Saturday, adding three 3-pointers, four rebounds and three steals in just 29 minutes.

    Advice: He made 9-of-9 free throws in his first nine minutes alone, and this is an extreme example of the instant offense that Toronto was hoping he'd provide when they traded for him this summer. His 18-20 minute bench role isn't well-suited to sustainable fantasy value, unfortunately, and he's likely to remain an unsteady option in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:49 pm
     
    4:30 pm vs Dal
  • Cavs lost 4th straight, changes may be coming
    Kyrie Irving finished with 21 points, three rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks in a tough loss vs. the visiting Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: The Cavs shot 36.0 percent in their lowest-scoring game of the year on Friday, and they were stuck at 43.2 percent tonight, including a 3-of-16 mark from downtown. Cavs coach David Blatt said after the game that he's considering a change to the starting lineup, which would inevitably send either Shawn Marion or Anderson Varejao to the bench. Owners scouring the waiver wire for value should keep a close eye on the Cavs' rotations going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:37 pm
  • Donald Sloan only scores eight points
    Donald Sloan made just 3-of-12 from the field for eight points during a 106-83 loss to the Suns on Saturday, adding two rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Pacers may have lost Rodney Stuckey to a wrist injury, so Sloan may have more ball-handling responsibilities going his way. He should have at least another couple weeks of value with George Hill (knee) not close to a return. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:15 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Rodney Stuckey exits w/ sprained left wrist
    Rodney Stuckey sprained his left wrist after tripping over a photographer on Saturday, and he will not return.

    Advice: Stuckey is already struggling with his conditioning after missing time due to a foot injury, and we can only hope that this injury doesn't cost him any more time. X-rays were negative and we're considering him questionable for Monday's road game in Dallas -- with C.J. Watson (foot) and George Hill (ankle) already ruled out, Donald Sloan may need to once again log 40+ minutes if Stuckey doesn't suit up. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:08 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Cory Joseph (ankle) will not play vs. Nets
    Cory Joseph (ankle) will not play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs are without a backup point guard, but Manu Ginobili should help out there. That should also open up some minutes on the wing for Danny Green and Austin Daye. Joseph's injury doesn't sound serious. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:56 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Sac
  • Marcus Smart still not ready to play Sunday
    Marcus Smart (ankle) will not play on Sunday against the Blazers.

    Advice: It seems hard to believe that he is even close to a return after an ugly ankle injury. The Celtics are off until Friday following Sunday's game, so perhaps Smart will be ready for that contest. Phil Pressey should get some extra run tomorrow while Marcus Thornton and Evan Turner also see a bump. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:40 pm
     
    Injured
    10:00 am vs Chi
  • Kobe Bryant (rest) misses practice on Saturday
    Kobe Bryant (rest) did not practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Byron Scott said he had him rest for heavy legs. "He’s such a workaholic that sometimes it can hurt you more than help you. So I told him ‘I’ll see you Sunday,‘" Scott said. Bryant definitely looked like he needed the rest with he and Nick Young missing their first 12 shots in an embarrassing loss to the Mavericks on Friday. He'll be ready on Sunday against the Nuggets. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:31 pm
     
    Player Note
    Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
    7:30 pm vs Min
  • 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
     
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    7:30 pm vs Min
  • Cory Joseph and Matt Bonner are doubtful
    Cory Joseph (ankle) and Matt Bonner (illness) are doubtful to face the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs are going to be in a little bit of trouble tonight with no backup point guard. In previous instances, they have used Manu Ginobili as the primary ball handler in the second unit and that should be the case tonight. Austin Daye may also get some extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:34 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Sac
  • 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
     
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    7:30 pm vs Min
  • Kyrie Irving has another two-dime game
    Kyrie Irving made 7-of-16 from the field for 22 points against the Wizards on Friday with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and three turnovers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: It's his second game in a row with two assists while he's also seen his usage take a significant hit. Last year, he had an elite 28.0 usage rate, but this year it's dropped to just 23.8. Thanks to his improved shooting, output in steals and lower turnovers, Irving has still been a first-round guy this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:35 pm
  • Tony Parker scores 28 against the Wolves
    Tony Parker made all three attempts from 3-point range and 12-of-18 overall for 28 points against the Wolves on Friday with five assists and one turnover in just 25 minutes.

    Advice: Amazingly, he is now making 68.4 percent from beyond the arc this season, which is more than double his career 32.0 percent from that range. Parker is going to have to handle a lot of minutes with Cory Joseph (ankle) at less than 100 percent, so he is actually a solid daily fantasy play against the Nets on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:55 pm
  • Jack goes for 23 and five in win over OKC
    Jarrett Jack scored 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting (1-of-2 from deep, 6-of-7 from the line) with two rebounds and five assists in 31 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: Jack had played himself into late-round value earlier this week and now he's starting to give himself some padding. He should be owned in all standard 12-team formats at least until he cools off. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:51 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores seven off bench
    Zach LaVine scored seven points with two rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: He had three turnovers tonight and has an assist:turnover ratio below one in his last four games. Plus, he's shooting just 33 percent on the season. LaVine has a lot to learn and is not worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:26 pm
  • Hinrich hopes to return after the weekend
    Kirk Hinrich (chest) is hoping to return this weekend according to Bulls.com writer Sam Smith.

    Advice: "I hope I’m better (Saturday)," said Hinrich. "Today was tough." Aaron Brooks is a good speculative pickup with Derrick Rose (hamstring) still day-to-day with no discernible timetable and Hinrich sort of in the same boat. Just know the run could be short-lived for Brooks if his teammates return quickly. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:16 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 13 in well-rounded line
    Eric Bledsoe took care of business against the 76ers on Friday with 13 points, five rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

    Advice: This game was over in the third quarter despite the 76ers actually leading 27-26 at the end of the first. Bledsoe was booed for his comments about the University of Kentucky being able to beat the 76ers and he also got into it with Nerlens Noel, a former UK Wildcat. He is going to have some ups and downs, but Bledsoe should be an early-mid round guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:54 pm
     
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Joseph leaves game with ankle sprain
    Cory Joseph left Friday's game with a mild left ankle sprain and did not return.

    Advice: Joseph has played well in a backup role but as usual if he misses any time the rest of the rotation will absorb the minutes without a clear winner. He walked out of the arena under his own power and wasn't ready to rule himself out for Saturday's game. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:19 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Sac
  • Rodney Stuckey working on his conditioning
    Rodney Stuckey is working on getting his conditioning back after spending two weeks on the sidelines.

    Advice: "I only played 26 minutes, but it felt like I played 35," Stuckey said after Wednesday's win over the Hornets. "It’s all about getting my legs back underneath me and getting my wind back up. Here within the next week or so I should be back to normal." Stuckey is going to be eased back into the rotation, but with George Hill (knee) and C.J. Watson (foot) out he'll have plenty of opportunity. However, he really doesn't do much aside from score, so he's not necessarily a must-own guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:09 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Kirk Hinrich will miss Friday night in POR
    Kirk Hinrich (chest) will not play against the Blazers on Friday night.

    Advice: He suffered the injury in the fourth quarter and has been diagnosed with a chest contusion. Hinrich has missed a lot of time with bumps and bruises in his career, so Aaron Brooks makes sense as a pickup in all leagues right now. Expect E'Twaun Moore to get more run, too. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:53 pm
  • Alec Burks responds to rebounding challenge
    Alec Burks was challenged by head coach Quin Snyder recently to be more aggressive on the boards, and Burks responded with back-to-back double-digit rebounding games.

    Advice: "Coach really challenged me one day in Toronto [to grab more rebounds]. Man to man, had a talk," Burks said. "He challenged me and I took that challenge." Burks finished Saturday's game vs. Toronto with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and followed up that performance by going for 20 points and 14 rebounds vs. the Thunder on Tuesday. Burks is averaging 14.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.0 three-pointer per game this year, and if he could just up his shooting percentage a bit (42.7 percent on the year), he'd quickly become a top-100 player. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:53 am
     
    Player Note
    Alec Burks Uta - PG,SG
  • Darren Collison shines against the Bulls
    Darren Collison played terrific ball on both ends of the floor against the Bulls on Thursday during a 103-88 win with 17 points, six rebounds, 12 assists, one steal, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: The Kings had a season-high 26 assists as a team tonight and had six players in double figures. They still rank 27th in the NBA for assists per game, but at least it's a step up from last in 2013-14. Collison has been a steal for his fantasy owners as a top-50 player despite sub-par shooting and it's become abundantly clear he has no competition for his starter's minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:03 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • X-rays are negative on Kirk Hinrich (chest)
    X-rays were negative on Kirk Hinrich's chest and he was diagnosed with a contusion following Thursday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: He didn't play at the end of the game, but that doesn't necessarily mean his injury had anything to do with it. Hinrich finished with nine points, three rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes. If he is going to miss time, Aaron Brooks would almost become a must add as the only healthy point guard who is in the rotation. E'Twaun Moore would also get in the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:22 pm
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) doubtful for Sunday
    Marcus Smart (ankle) said that he doubts he'll play Sunday, and he remains without a definitive return date.

    Advice: "I couldn’t really tell you [an expected return date]. It just depends," Smart said. "One day my body feels good, probably one day it doesn’t. I’ve got to listen to my body." Smart was able to do some straight-line movement during Thursday's practice, but still is unable to do anything side-to-side. He may be able resume practicing next week, and after Sunday's game vs. Portland the Celtics don't play again until Friday, Nov. 28. We'll consider Smart questionable for that one, and we'll be monitoring his status closely. However, with averages of just 6.8 points, 1.2 assists, and 1.2 steals, he’s not a viable option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:23 pm
     
    Injured
    10:00 am vs Chi
  • Kobe Bryant scores 29 on 28 FGA, 10 FTA
    Kobe Bryant made 10-of-28 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line for 29 points during a 98-92 win over the Rockets on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

    Advice: He started off fine making 6-of-11 from the field before halftime, but things turned sour in the second half with miss after miss. Bryant's usage actually dropped to 37.3 after tonight with his 36.8 in the win, but he's still on pace to have one of the highest usage rates ever -- he has the record of 38.7 in 2005-06. Expect Kobe to take plenty of shots against the Mavericks on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:21 am
     
    Player Note
    Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
    7:30 pm vs Min
  • 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
     
    6:00 pm vs Pho
  • 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
     
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    7:30 pm vs Min
  • Mike Conley and Marc Gasol double-double
    Mike Conley and Marc Gasol both double-doubled for the Grizzlies on Wednesday, as Conley racked up 19 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in the loss.

    Advice: Gasol had 22 points and 12 boards, and Zach Randolph joined the party with 18 points and 18 rebounds. All three are having very good seasons, and should be started any time the Grizzlies are playing. The double-double fest likely occurred because several Grizzlies were out with a flu bug tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:21 pm
  • Zach LaVine still struggling off bench
    Zach LaVine came off the bench against the Knicks on Wednesday with two points, one rebound, two assists and no turnovers on 1-of-5 from the field.

    Advice: He's been awful in his five games since the Ricky Rubio injury, averaging 6.4 points, 3.2 boards, 3.2 assists 0.2 steals and 2.6 turnovers on 32.4 percent from the field. LaVine is too raw to be counted on in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:07 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez returned to action on Wednesday November 19. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:03 pm
     
    4:30 pm vs Dal
  • Eric Bledsoe now hot guard for Suns
    Eric Bledsoe hit 6-of-11 shots for 18 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in Wednesday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: It looks like it's his turn to get hot, after Isaiah Thomas was cooking for the first week or two, and then gave way to the hot hand of Goran Dragic. Dragic had 12 points and four assists tonight, while Thomas continued his recent quiet ways with five points on 1-of-9 shooting off the bench. Jeff Hornacek is going to ride the player on the best streak all season, making it very tough for any of these guys to be fully reliable. Hey, IT2 - you're up next. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:07 pm
     
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • O.J. Mayo played 39 minutes vs. Nets
    O.J. Mayo played a season-high 39 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday with 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: The triple-overtime game obviously helped him, but the high minutes are nice to see considering how out of shape he was last season. Mayo is shooting just 35 percent from the field this month and hasn't done enough to warrant an add in most leagues just yet. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:06 pm
     
    Player Note
    O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Jarrett Jack plays 35 minutes on Wednesday
    Jarrett Jack played 35 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday with 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and three turnovers.

    Advice: That's four games in a row with double-digit scoring since his massive 10-of-10 breakout game on Nov. 13. Jack seems to have carved out minutes in the mid-20s and he's doing a little bit of everything. Fantasy owners in standard leagues can give him a look for some low-end value. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:48 pm
  • Jameer Nelson struggles, hurts head
    Jameer Nelson hit just 2-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, two rebounds, four assists and a steal in 25 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He left the game with a head injury, and while details are very scarce, he was able to return briefly. Had he not been playing so poorly, he probably would have played more minutes, but the Mavs went with J.J. Barea down the stretch. We were hoping from more from Nelson since Devin Harris was out with an ankle injury, but he just couldn't get his shots to fall tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:25 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Donald Sloan still gets his 31 minutes
    Donald Sloan played 31 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday with 11 points, nine rebounds, six assists, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: Rodney Stuckey played shooting guard and he didn't really eat into Sloan's minutes. Sloan should still put up decent stat lines until C.J. Watson (foot) comes back and he may even play minutes in the high 20s when that happens. He should have a couple more weeks of value. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:56 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Rodney Stuckey take a lot of shots in return
    Rodney Stuckey returned to the lineup on Wednesday against the Hornets, making 5-of-13 from the field for 11 points with two rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He played mostly shooting guard and continues to turn in a high usage rate. Stuckey logged only 13.3 minutes per game, but now he's likely going to stay in the mid-20 range. Considering he doesn't usually shoot the ball well and doesn't do much outside of scoring, he's not a great player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:46 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Tony Parker's struggles continue in win
    Tony Parker played 34 minutes, but hit just 2-of-7 shots for eight points and three assists in Wednesday's win over the Cavs.

    Advice: Parker's season is off to a tumultuous start and he's scored 11 or fewer points in four straight games. He's averaging 16 points and five assists on the season, but he tends to sit any time the Spurs play an inferior opponent. And even against teams like the Kings and Cavs over the last week, he's been disappointing. Parker has only hit the 20-point plateau three times in 11 games and his owners could be in for a long season, with Gregg Popovich focused solely on the postseason health of his players. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:34 pm
  • Zach LaVine shifts to Wolves bench vs. Knicks
    Zach LaVine will come off the bench on Wednesday with Mo Williams taking over as the starting PG.

    Advice: LaVine started the past four games but they were all Minnesota losses, and coach Flip Saunders has apparently seen enough of his rookie as the full-time starter. Neither LaVine nor Williams have had reliable value in Ricky Rubio's absence, but Williams is worth a long look now that he's running with the first unit. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:30 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe thinks Kentucky can beat Philly
    Eric Bledsoe said he would take the University of Kentucky over the Sixers in a seven-game series.

    Advice: "I'll definitely take Kentucky," Bledsoe said. "I think Philly would probably get maybe one game." Kentucky just dominated No. 5 Kansas by 32 on Tuesday while the 76ers have lost games by an average of 16.9 points per game and have a putrid 88.3 offensive efficiency rating -- no team has been below 92 since 2003-04. The former Kentucky Wildcat will take on the 76ers on Friday and plenty of good seats are still available. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:55 pm
     
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Goran Dragic to test free agency next summer
    According to reports, Goran Dragic will test out free agency next summer.

    Advice: After coming to life last season for the Suns, Dragic will surely command huge interest from around the league if he opts out of his contract in the summer. However, this doesn't mean that he will leave the Suns even though it has been a huge adjustment for him to play alongside fellow point guards Isaiah Thomas and Eric Bledsoe. This is definitely something we will monitor, but for now Dragic's owners can continue deploying him as usual. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:40 am
     
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Rodney Stuckey (foot) will play Wednesday
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) will play in Wednesday's game against Charlotte.

    Advice: This is excellent news for the Pacers as they have been ravaged by injuries all season long. It is unclear how many minutes Stuckey will see Wednesday, but he likely be eased into action. He will be worth a flier in deeper leagues while owners in standard leagues should keep a close eye on him. His return could spell trouble for the value of Donald Sloan and A.J. Price but that remains to be seen. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:16 am
     
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) could return Sunday
    Marcus Smart (ankle) could return on Sunday against Portland, but coach Stevens said it would likely be another week before he can play.

    Advice: This is excellent news for the rookie, as his ankle has been healing rapidly. Smart has been able to participate in certain drills, but it is understandable if the Celtics are cautious with him. However, unless something happens to Rajon Rondo or Avery Bradley, Smart will only be an asset in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:10 am
     
    Injured
    10:00 am vs Chi
  • Rodney Stuckey (foot) is probable Wednesday
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) is probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Owners in deep leagues should definitely consider taking a flier on him due to the lack of depth the Pacers have right now with George Hill(knee) and C.J. Watson (ankle) still recovering from injury. Stuckey can put up points in a hurry and though his minutes might be limited at first, he could play a huge role for the Pacers this season. If he does suit up, he will eat into the minutes of Donald Sloan while shattering the value of A.J. Price. Check back before tip-off for the latest updates. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:13 am
     
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Alec Burks posts first 20 & 10 game vs. OKC
    Alec Burks exploded on Tuesday for 20 points (5-of-8 FGs, 8-of-9 FTs), two 3-pointers, 14 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in a win vs. the visiting Thunder.

    Advice: This was the first time in Burks' career that he's posted 20 & 10, and this terrific line goes a long way toward justifying fantasy owners' faith in him. He came in averaging a mediocre 13.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting, 0.9 threes, 3.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 0.5 steals per game, but once he finds his shooting range he should vault into top-100 fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:37 pm
     
    Player Note
    Alec Burks Uta - PG,SG
  • Reggie Jackson held in check Tuesday vs. Utah
    Reggie Jackson had three rebounds and handed out seven assists vs. the Jazz on Tuesday, but he scored just 10 points on 4-of-13 FGs and 1-of-1 FTs.

    Advice: Trey Burke isn't known for his lock-down defense but he gave Jackson fits tonight, and OKC's entire offense was out of synch as they finished a combined 30-of-84 from the field (35.7 percent). R-Jax has been a second-round fantasy value this year, if you ignore his 3.6 turnovers per game, but he'll inevitably slide down closer to the 60-80 range once Russell Westbrook returns. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:36 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
     
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    7:30 pm vs Min
  • Kobe Bryant hits 10-of-18 shots for 28 points
    Kobe Bryant was in the groove vs. Atlanta on Tuesday, sinking 10-of-18 shots with three 3-pointers to finish with a team-high 28 points.

    Advice: Bryant added four rebounds, three assists and one steal to round out his efficient performance. He leads the NBA in scoring at 27.3 points per game despite shooting a mere 37.7 percent from the field prior to tonight's stellar performance. He's over the flu that slowed him down this weekend and even Nick Young's return won't have a significant impact on Kobe's shot totals, which is good news for fantasy owners relying on his volume scoring. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:06 pm
     
    Player Note
    Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
    7:30 pm vs Min
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) likely out Wed. & Fri.
    Marcus Smart (ankle) will travel with the Celtics for their road games on Wednesday and Friday, but he's not expected to play in either game.

    Advice: Smart is progressing nicely after his scary injury and he's already begun shooting around, but he doesn't have a specific return date. His defensive energy will earn him a role in coach Brad Stevens' rotation, but he doesn't have much fantasy upside with Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley both healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:02 pm
     
    Injured
    10:00 am vs Chi
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) progresses to shooting
    Marcus Smart (ankle) was able to get up some shots before Tuesday's practice, but he's still not expected to make a return until sometime next week.

    Advice: He's progressed from stationary shooting, and Smart looks to be on track to meet his initial two-week timetable. However, as long as Rajon Rondo is in town, Smart isn't going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:24 pm
     
    Injured
    10:00 am vs Chi
  • Rodney Stuckey probable vs Hornets on Weds
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Stuckey has practiced for the last two days, so it's looking more and more likely that he'll suit up against the Hornets. The Pacers will likely keep his minutes in check on Wednesday, but his return to the lineup will cut into Donald Sloan and A.J. Price's fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:26 am
     
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Eric Bledsoe making sacrifices in rotation
    Eric Bledsoe said he is fine making sacrifices as part of the Suns' three-guard rotation with Isaiah Thomas and Goran Dragic.

    Advice: Though still adjusting to playing off the ball more, Eric Bledsoe said he's OK with the Suns' guard rotation. "Some games it's a struggle and some games it goes well," the 24-year-old said. "You just have to stick with it. It's tough, but at the end of the day it's about the team. It's about making sacrifices." Bledsoe's game-to-game numbers have fluctuated due to the guard rotation, but fantasy owners still have to be happy with his averages as he's been a top-40 player thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:08 am
     
    6:00 pm @ Den
  • Tony Parker plays just 18 minutes in easy win
    Tony Parker played just 18 minutes in a blowout win over the 76ers on Monday, scoring five points with five assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The Spurs will play a desperate Cavs team on Wednesday in Cleveland and maybe that's why coach Gregg Popovich took it easy on his veterans tonight. Parker will be fine on Wednesday night. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:37 pm
  • Conley scores 19 points with six assists
    Mike Conley scored 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting (1-of-3 from deep, 6-of-6 from the line) with two rebounds, six assists and two steals in the Grizzlies' 119-93 blowout win on Monday.

    Advice: Everybody ate in limited minutes tonight. Zach Randolph went for 14 and seven with two steals and a perfect six freebies, Marc Gasol posted two steals and a block to go with a low-end line elsewhere, and Courtney Lee turned in an ultra-efficient 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting with three treys in the win. Conley was wearing an ice wrap on his shoulder after the game, but nobody appeared to be concerned about it and we're not putting him on the injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:32 pm
  • Cory Joseph has a nice game on Monday night
    Cory Joseph scored 14 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the 76ers on Monday.

    Advice: He's scored in double-digits in three of his last four games with 1.3 steals and 3.0 dimes per game in that span. Obviously Joseph isn't going to light it up, but he's playing really well for owners in deep leagues. Plus, it's clear he'll be given plenty of chances should Tony Parker ever miss time. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:31 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm vs Sac
  • Eric Bledsoe bounces back on Monday
    Eric Bledsoe bounced back on Monday against the Celtics during a 118-114 win with 15 points, five rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three turnovers.

    Advice: He didn't make any field goal attempts on Saturday and had a few big plays late to help the Suns get to 6-5 following the win tonight. Bledsoe might sit in some stretches this season because of the Suns having so much depth, but the stats should be there. He'll be more of an early-mid round guy. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:01 pm
     
    6:00 pm @ Den
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