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    • Corey Brewer expected to be available on Sat
      Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved missed shootaround on Saturday, but they are expected to be available against the Hawks.

      Advice: Brewer will likely be used off of the bench in relief of James Harden and Trevor Ariza, so he won't see a lot of minutes. Brewer lost a lot of value with this trade, and owners in standard leagues can move on. Additionally, Shved likely won't be in the rotation at all, and can be cut across the board. Rotoworld.com
      31 minutes ago
    • Tyreke Evans (knee) will try to play Saturday
      Tyreke Evans (knee) said that will try to give it a go on Saturday vs. Portland.

      Advice: "It’s been swelling up pretty bad after some games, but it really kind of got me on the road," Evans said. "I just have to keep getting ice and treatment. Just trying to take care of it and get it right." Owners will have to hope that he doesn't suffer a setback if he suits up on Saturday, as the Pelicans have three games in the next four days. Check back before tip-off, but it is looking like Evans has a real shot to play in this one. Rotoworld.com
      44 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Por
    • J.R. Smith (heel) out for Saturday's game
      J.R. Smith (heel) will not play in Saturday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Coach Derek Fisher added that he didn't think Smith would travel for Sunday's game against the Raptors, so it is clear that his heel has become a big problem for him. Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to start for the Knicks and is worth a long look in most leagues. Smith can be cut in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      56 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs Pho
    • Manu Ginobili is a candidate to rest Saturday
      Manu Ginobili may be rested for Saturday's game against the Mavericks.

      Advice: He played 30 minutes in Friday's second consecutive triple-overtime loss, so we saw this one coming. Owners should have a backup plan ready, and will want to check back before tip-off for official confirmation. Marco Belinelli and Danny Green would be solid plug-and-play options if Ginobili sits this one out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:48 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Jamal Crawford ignoring recent trade rumors
      Jamal Crawford is paying no attention to recent trade rumors, and coach Doc Rivers reiterated the fact that there was no traction to any of them.

      Advice: "The fact that Jamal’s name is being mentioned, this is the first I’ve heard, literally right now," coach River said. Crawford just recently broke out of his shooting slump, scoring 20 points off of the bench in a loss to the Nuggets on Friday, so hopefully he can keep it rolling. Clearly there is nothing to worry about here, and owners can only hope that the Clippers don't sign Ray Allen, who would inevitably take a few minutes away from Crawford. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:34 am
       
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Nick Young not happy with Steven Adams
      Nick Young was visibly upset after being ejected in the second half of Friday's loss to the Thunder, and is not happy with Thunder center Steven Adams.

      Advice: "I got caught up in the moment, but Adams is a sneaky, dirty player," Young said. "He started talking to me the whole game, but I didn't think I was going to get ejected. I lost my mind a little bit, checked into the crazy house." Swaggy P could be looking at a suspension from the league, and if he has to miss any time Wes Johnson would see a bump in his minutes, while Wayne Ellington could also see a larger role as well. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:48 am
    • Wes Johnson tweaks ankle, stays in game
      Wes Johnson tweaked his ankle in Friday's loss to the Thunder but stayed in the game, finishing with seven points on 3-of-8 shooting, one three, three boards, three assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Johnson has produced enough to be considered a must-own player in 12-team standard leagues, and we'll let you know if anything pops up with his ankle going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:37 pm
    • Mike Miller returned to action on Friday December 19. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:36 pm
    • Price scores season-high 14 points
      Ronnie Price scored a season-high 14 points with four 3-pointers and three assists over 26 minutes in Friday's loss to the Thunder.

      Advice: Price is outside of the top-200 despite playing 21 mpg this season and that's all owners need to know to leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:35 pm
    • Lin gets going in loss to the Thunder
      Jeremy Lin scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting with eight rebounds and five assists in 22 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Lin didn't hit a three or record a steal or block but this is a reminder that he is capable of being a fantasy asset. He's going to be inconsistent and probably a late-round guy as long as he doesn't face-plant, but if Kobe Bryant ever decides this season isn't worth blowing out the odometer then Lin could get hot real quick. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:33 pm
    • Jackson busts out of slump with 25 points
      Reggie Jackson busted out of his slump on Friday against the Lakers, scoring 25 points on 9-of-15 shooting (3-of-5 3PTs, 4-of-4 FTs) with three rebounds, five assists and one block in 36 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Yes, Kevin Durant was out and yes this came against the Lakers, but it's probably just good for Jackson to see the ball go through the hoop. It sure seems like the Thunder are going out of their way to let Jackson know what the pecking order is in OKC now that the guys are back, but tonight's output is a reminder of both his short-term value and long-term value in the event one of the Thunder's big guns gets hurt again. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:28 pm
    • Nate Robinson scores 20 points with four 3s
      Nate Robinson hit four 3-pointers off the bench on Friday, finishing with 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting, five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 16 minutes.

      Advice: That's quite an explosion in limited minutes and he has had an extremely slow start to this year, so owners can sit back and see if he does it again. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:22 pm
    • Crawford scores 20 points off the bench
      Jamal Crawford scored 20 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 7-of-15 shots (including a three) with one steal in 26 minutes.

      Advice: Crawford hit all five of his free throws but this is still a pretty empty line. It stops the bleeding from a recent slide at least a little bit though, and could be a sign to get him back into lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:16 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Danny Green fireworks continue on Friday
      Danny Green scored 27 points on 9-of-21 shooting (including six threes) with 10 rebounds and one steal over 44 minutes in Friday's triple-overtime loss to the Blazers.

      Advice: Green is returning top 15-25 value (9/8 cat) and while he's getting heavy run this week with the absences and overtime games, his production isn't the outlier that many believe it to be. The real difference in his value lies in the increase in trust and minutes that Gregg Popovich has been willing to give him this season, and it would be pretty surprising if he's not a top-40 play at the end of the year. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:08 pm
    • Manu Ginobili logs 30 minutes in 3OT game
      Manu Ginobili logged 30 minutes in Friday's triple-overtime loss, scoring 11 points on 5-of-17 shooting with five rebounds, five assists and six turnovers.

      Advice: Ginobili should be considered questionable for Saturday's game in Dallas, but because there's nothing official we're leaving him off the injury report. With Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard out he should be in most lineups when active. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:02 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Blake posts versatile line with Batum out
      Steve Blake logged 36 minutes off the bench in Friday's triple-overtime win, scoring 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting with five rebounds, four assists and two threes.

      Advice: Blake is worth a look as a low-end play while Batum is out following his hard fall on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:48 pm
    • Chalmers scores 14 points with five assists
      Mario Chalmers scored 14 points on 4-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds and five assists in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Chalmers started tonight and whether he starts or not he's worth holding for his immense upside if Dwyane Wade and others get hurt, which has proven to be a pretty regular thing in Miami this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:36 pm
    • Wade scores 28 points with eight assists
      Dwyane Wade scored 28 points on 12-of-26 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, eight assists and one steal in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Wade is getting a ton of looks right now and owners should do what they can to move him while he's producing like this. The Heat aren't going to run him into the ground just so they can get trounced in the first round of the playoffs, if they make it that far. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:35 pm
    • Jimmy's jumping for dollars: Butler scores 31
      Jimmy Butler went off yet again on Friday, scoring 31 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and no turnovers in 43 minutes.

      Advice: Jimmy just won't quit and he is going to get paid this offseason. Butler is coming off a career-high 35 points on Thursday, so it's probably only a matter of time before Jimmy gets a shoe deal, especially considering how high he jumps. He is for real and his owners can pat themselves on the back. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:27 pm
    • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope turning it around?
      Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18 points during a 110-100 loss on Friday with one rebound, three assists and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: The Pistons are now just 2-13 at home and are one of the worst teams in the NBA. Caldwell-Pope hasn't seen his minutes fall off too much since the debut of Jodie Meeks, but that should be coming. He doesn't have enough upside to remain owned in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:14 pm
    • Jodie Meeks can't get it going
      Jodie Meeks could not get it going on Friday with four points, two boards, two assists and one block in 25 minutes.

      Advice: His minutes are increasing, but the performance hasn't been there. Meeks should be able to hold value in standard leagues once he gathers some momentum, so his owners should stick with him unless it's to add a hot free agent. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:11 pm
    • Butler scores eight points with no threes
      Rasual Butler did not hit a three on Friday, finishing with eight points on 3-of-7 shooting with six rebounds in 27 minutes.

      Advice: The minutes are a good sign with Paul Pierce logging 32 minutes, and on the season he has been a late-round value, but he's shooting way over his head and the regression will likely keep him in a deep-league position. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:03 pm
    • Mike Miller starts, hits 7-of-8 threes in win
      Mike Miller (concussion) returned to action and hit 7-of-8 shots (all threes) in the Cavs' 95-91 win over the Nets on Friday, finishing with 21 points and two rebounds in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Miller is capable of shooting explosions like these but at his age and with his injury history, along with the empty stat lines he's bound to produce, owners should make him do it again before moving the needle. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:47 pm
    • Waiters plays seven minutes on Friday
      Dion Waiters played just seven minutes on Friday.

      Advice: We haven't heard of an injury and aside from having plenty of fantasy deficiencies in standard leagues, this would qualify as a reason not to bite when he gets hot. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:43 pm
    • Joe Johnson posts 26-4-5 line with four 3s
      Joe Johnson posted a huge line in Friday's loss to the Cavs, scoring 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting (including four threes) with four rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block.

      Advice: Johnson is rolling at a top 60-70 level and it's not a bad time to see what you can get back in a trade. The Nets don't have a lot to play for and theoretically he could get moved, though it's hard to see anybody biting on the $48 million he's earning this year and next. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:40 pm
    • Nick Young gets tossed for flagrant 2 foul
      Nick Young was ejected in the second half on Friday for a flagrant 2 foul.

      Advice: He elbowed Steven Adams in the throat and this was an easy call for the refs. Young could be looking at a suspension from this one, so Wes Johnson and Wayne Ellington may see more playing time on Sunday. Swaggy P finished with 11 points, two rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:32 pm
    • Avery Bradley steps it up on Friday night
      Avery Bradley played well in 32 minutes against the Wolves on Friday with 14 points, five rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one block.

      Advice: It was the first game all season with more than two assists, so it's pretty clear he's going to benefit without Rajon Rondo. Bradley had the scoring components down and this line tonight is probably enough to go ahead and grab him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:28 pm
    • Jack next man up after Williams calf injury
      Jarrett Jack scored 13 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one three in Friday's loss, and he could be in line for more playing time if Deron Williams' calf injury is serious.

      Advice: Williams is probably heading for an MRI and he's not the most durable guy around, so Jack makes sense as a speculative add. Just keep in mind that he has been pretty terrible lately, but that could be a function of being a secondary player next to two guys in Williams and Joe Johnson that dominate the ball. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:18 pm
    • Evan Turner has a boring start in win
      Evan Turner scored 10 points with three rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 27 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

      Advice: While he did add his eighth block of the season tonight, Turner was fairly ordinary in the win. He's probably not going to start much longer with Marcus Smart ready to roll. Turner doesn't have enough upside to grab in standard leagues, but give him a look in points formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:09 pm
    • Mario Chalmers starting, Norris Cole benched
      Mario Chalmers will start at point guard on Friday night against the Wizards.

      Advice: The move is a little overdue with Norris Cole not playing well. Chalmers is going to do a lot of work as a shooter as Dwyane Wade handles the ball, but his upside in treys and steals will make him worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:16 pm
    • Tyreke Evans (knee) a game-time decision Sat.
      Tyreke Evans (knee) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: If Tyreke is unable to go on Saturday, Austin Rivers would likely draw another start. However, he really doesn't do enough to be considered a quality plug-and-play option. Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson, and Anthony Davis would be in line for some additional shots with Evans sidelined, and those are the guys to target in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:10 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Por
    • Evan Turner starting for Boston on Friday
      Evan Turner will start at point guard against the Wolves on Friday.

      Advice: Marcus Smart (Achilles) might not be at 100 percent, so there should be a lot of playing time headed Turner's way. Coach Brad Stevens has the Celtics running at the fastest pace in the league, so there is a nice opportunity for Turner in a daily league. His value in season-long formats is also intriguing, but his upside is not as high as Smart's. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:39 pm
    • Report: Corey Brewer dealt to Houston Rockets
      Corey Brewer has been traded to the Rockets for Troy Daniels, Ronny Turiaf, two second-round picks and cash.

      Advice: This has been in the works for a few days and was expected to get done today. Brewer will come off the bench to help a very thin second unit for the Rockets right now. He's a great fit in reality, but it's certainly not going to translate to solid fantasy value. Cut him in most leagues. Meanwhile, Shabazz Muhammad will get some extra minutes and is worth a look, especially in points leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:36 am
    • Tyreke Evans (knee) limited at practice Fri.
      Tyreke Evans (knee) was limited to some light shooting drills during Friday's practice, and he's questionable to play Saturday vs. Portland.

      Advice: There remains some swelling in Evans knee, and he will take some anti-inflammatory medication and test his knee during shootaround Saturday morning. Austin Rivers stepped into the starting lineup on Thursday with Evans sidelined, but only managed to put up 10 points and six assists over 35 minutes of action. If Evans is unavailable, there will be more shots to go around for guys like Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson, and Anthony Davis. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:06 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Por
    • J.R. Smith (foot) doubtful Saturday vs. PHO
      J.R. Smith (foot) is being listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Smith has been a train wreck this season, and given his obvious struggles with grasping the triangle offense, he shouldn't be viewed as a stash candidate in standard leagues. If he's unable to go Saturday, Tim Hardaway Jr. will get all the minutes he can handle, and he'd make for a quality option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:42 am
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs Pho
    • Report: Mike Miller will start at SG on Fri.
      Mike Miller will reportedly be inserted into the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Nets, sending Shawn Marion to the bench.

      Advice: This is an interesting move, and it'll be interesting to see how Miller's body holds up with the extended minutes. Miller is coming into this game with averages of 1.5 points and 2.1 rebounds over 12 minutes of action, so owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with the injury-prone veteran. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:18 am
    • Dwyane Wade says he's over stomach virus
      Dwyane Wade said that he's completely over his stomach virus.

      Advice: The virus really didn't limit him too much at all, as he went off for a season-high 42 points during his last outing. Wade is going to be asked to carry Miami's offense while Chris Bosh (calf) is sidelined, and he remains an excellent option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:37 am
    • Mike Miller will be activated Friday vs. BKN
      Mike Miller (concussion) will be activated for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Miller will likely return to a reserve role off the bench, and he can't be considered a viable option in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:33 am
    • Report: 4 teams still vying for Corey Brewer
      The Rockets, Clippers, Cavaliers, and Heat are all in pursuit of a trade that would net them Corey Brewer.

      Advice: Flip Saunders is reportedly trying to get a first-rounder in exchange for Brewer, but for Brewer, none of these destinations can been seen as a positive from a fantasy perspective. It seems to be only a matter of time until he is dealt, so owners may want to try selling high. Shabazz Muhammad and Chase Budinger would be the primary beneficiaries if/when Brewer is sent elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:29 am
    • Jimmy Butler: 'I don't want to be a star'
      Jimmy Butler stated during a recent interview that he sees himself as more of a role player than a star in the league.

      Advice: "I don’t want be a star," said Butler. "I just want to be a decent role player on a really good team." While Butler may not be ready to admit it, he's emerging as a star in the league during his fourth NBA-season. Butler is hitting career-highs in points (21.5), rebounds (5.8), and assists (3.4), while shooting 48.6 percent from the field, and 81.4 percent from the charity stripe (on 8.2 attempts per game). He’s returning early-round value, and shows no signs of slowing down. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:20 am
    • Jimmy Butler scores a career-high 35 points
      Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 35 points against the Knicks on Thursday with five rebounds, seven assists, four steals, one block and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: While Anthony Davis is rolling, Butler is the frontrunner for Most Improved Player. He has completely turned around his offensive game while still playing major minutes and filling up the stat sheet in other areas. Butler is flirting with first round value and is not slowing down. Basically, he is for real and when fantasy opponents try to trade for him, his owners should say, "Don't touch Jimmy!" Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:22 pm
    • Corey Brewer deal not far behind
      Corey Brewer could be traded to the Rockets before the weekend.

      Advice: He would go from a guy seeing around 30 minutes to being a backup to two high-minute guys in Trevor Ariza and James Harden. Brewer would be a great fit, but the vast majority of his offense would have to come in transition. If he's on your team and Marcus Smart is out there, it makes sense to switch them and think ahead. Shabazz Muhammad is also an option, but it better suited for points leagues. Ariza would not be affected much. Harden wouldn't either, but you knew that. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:05 pm
    • Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play on Thursday
      Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Rockets on Thursday.

      Advice: The Pelicans cannot stay healthy these days and they are already extremely thin on the wing. It'll likely be Austin Rivers stepping up from the bench and he should see a ton of minutes. Still, he's arguably one of the worst offensive players in the NBA, so fantasy owners shouldn't have high hopes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:12 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Por
    • Danny Green (foot) expected to play Friday
      Danny Green (foot) was spotted limping to the Spurs' locker room after Wednesday's triple-overtime loss, but he's still expected to play Friday vs. Portland.

      Advice: "I'm not considered one of the older guys here, so I have to play," said Green. After a very up-and-down season last year, he's hitting career-highs in all categories this season, and he's entered elite territory. Check back for an official update on his status closer to Friday's tip, but consider him probable. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:15 pm
    • Tyreke Evans questionable for Thursday
      Tyreke Evans (right knee contusion) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Rockets.

      Advice: Evans is averaging 23.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 1.0 treys over his last five games, so his fantasy owners will have to keep their fingers crossed that he'll be able to play Thursday night. If Evans sits, Austin Rivers and Luke Babbitt would see increased playing time, though neither are a very attractive plug-and-play option. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:50 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Por
    • Manu Ginobili disappointed w/ buzzer beater
      Manu Ginobili said he was disappointed with his last-second shot attempt in Wednesday's triple-overtime loss to the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Speaking of his buzzer-beater shot attempt that hit nothing but the backboard, Ginobili said, "It was a bad shot. I'm disappointed in the decision I made." Manu's fantasy owners can't be disappointed with his Wednesday output of 21 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, and four 3-pointers, but should expect an upcoming rest day for the 37-year-old on either Friday or Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:52 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Danny Green seen limping after Spurs loss
      Danny Green (foot) was seen limping in the Spurs' locker room after Wednesday's triple-overtime loss to the Spurs.

      Advice: Green took a hard foul towards the end of the first overtime, but the injury doesn't seem serious as he hasn't popped up on the injury report yet. We'll keep an eye on this one and Marco Belinelli, Manu Ginobili, and Kyle Anderson would see an uptick in fantasy value if Green misses any time. Green scored a season-high 25 points in Wednesday's loss and is worth an add in standard fantasy leagues due to his recent strong play. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:26 am
    • Jamal Crawford scores 10 in win over Pacers
      Jamal Crawford hit 4-of-7 shots for 10 points, a steal and a 3-pointer in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Crawford's not nearly as reliable as he was a year ago and the strong play of J.J. Redick is a big reason why. Redick has been playing very well as the starter and had 16 points and three more 3-pointers tonight. And as long as he's playing so well, it's going to be tough for Crawford to put up big numbers on a nightly basis. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:56 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Mario Chalmers struggles in 32 minutes
      Mario Chalmers came off the bench for 11 points, one rebound, zero assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 3-of-13 shooting in 32 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Chalmers has been quiet since the return of Dwyane Wade, but Norris Cole played just 17 minutes tonight and had one point and zero assists. If Chalmers can reclaim the starting job from Cole, which could be coming, he'll be a must-own player going forward. Just hang onto him for now, if you own him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:12 pm
    • Manu Ginobili scores 21 points in 41 minutes
      Manu Ginobili played 41 minutes against the Grizzlies during a 117-116 triple-overtime loss on Wednesday, scoring 21 points with eight boards, eight assists and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: He started at point guard in the second half and the Spurs probably wanted this one badly. Ginobili has been effective while he's out there this season, but all the DNPs and low minutes will be annoying. He's almost a lock to rest on either Friday or Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:05 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Dwyane Wade scores season-high 42 in loss
      Dwyane Wade hit 12-of-19 shots for a season-high 42 points to go along with four rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Jazz.

      Advice: The bad news is he hit just 16-of-21 free throws and committed six turnovers, but the fact he played so well in a pair of back-to-backs (while battling an illness tonight) speaks volumes. The Heat are off until Friday, so hopefully Wade is able to get some rest and will be ready to go. He had 28 on Tuesday against the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:01 pm
    • Danny Green goes bonkers in triple-OT loss
      Danny Green had one of the most unique stat lines in NBA history on Wednesday during a triple-overtime loss to Memphis, scoring a season-high 25 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, five blocks and seven 3-pointers in 52 minutes.

      Advice: He became the first player in NBA history to make seven triples and block five shots in a game. Unlike last year, Green is seeing consistent minutes and it's led to him flirting with first-round value on the season. He's not going to be this great, but he's absolutely going to smash his ADP. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:36 pm
    • Meeks, KCP both quiet for Pistons
      Jodie Meeks came off the bench for nine points and a 3-pointer on 2-of-8 shooting in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Starter Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played a little better than normal tonight with 14 points and three 3-pointers on 5-of-15 shooting in 28 minutes. But once Meeks is healthy and rolling, these two are probably going to split minutes, making both of them tough to use on a regular basis in fantasy. Meeks scored 20 on Monday, but a lot of that came in garbage time. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:58 pm
    • Dion Waiters scores 21 in ugly loss to Hawks
      Dion Waiters hit 9-of-18 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points, three rebounds and four assists in Wednesday's brutal home loss to the Hawks.

      Advice: Waiters was one of Cleveland's better players tonight, especially in fantasyland. He's coming off an abdominal injury and this game was a good indicator that he's getting back into a groove after the injury. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:11 pm
    • Corey Brewer back on the trade block
      Corey Brewer is back on the trade block with the Rockets and Cavs as the frontrunners to acquire him.

      Advice: The Wolves should be getting their banged-up players back soon, so they don't need Brewer quite as much. He's playing around 32 minutes per game for the Wolves right now, so the team would look to guys like Shabazz Muhammad and Chase Budinger to help out. Brewer owners should plan on him losing a ton of fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:55 pm
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) will play on Wednesday
      Dwyane Wade (illness) will play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was very ill on Tuesday and reportedly feels better heading into tonight. Wade played well through the illness, scoring 28 points in a win over the Nets. With Chris Bosh out, he's going to be very busy and should be in all lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:52 pm
    • Mike Miller (neck) will not play Wednesday
      Mike Miller (neck) will not play in Wednesday's game vs. Atlanta.

      Advice: He has been cleared of his concussion, but Miller is now dealing with stiffness in his neck and will sit this one out. Miller only averages 12.2 minutes per game, so his absence won't have an impact on Cleveland's rotation. Leave Miller on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:27 pm
    • J.R. Smith (foot) won't play on Thursday
      J.R. Smith (foot) will not play in Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: It will be his fifth straight game out of the lineup and it is becoming pretty evident that this injury has become a real issue for him. Smith isn't worth owning in standard leagues as he has failed to succeed in the triangle offense and it is unclear when he will return to action. Tim Hardaway Jr. will play all the minutes he can handle Thursday and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:12 am
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs Pho
    • Manu Ginobili (back) is active for Wednesday
      Manu Ginobili (back) is not listed on the injury report, and will play on Wednesday vs. Memphis.

      Advice: He was given the day off on Monday to rest his ailing back, but he is good to go in a key matchup with a strong Memphis team. Tony Parker (hamstring) is inactive, so Ginobili will continue to handle the ball more and could see an uptick in his assists. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:41 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Mike Miller (concussion) will play Wednesday
      Mike Miller (concussion) will play on Wednesday vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: Don't get too excited, as Miller is much more valuable to the Cavaliers in real life compared to fantasy leagues. Miller has only averaged 12.2 minutes per game this season, and unless you are in a deep league and desperate for 3-pointers, you should leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:21 am
    • Jodie Meeks is shaking off of the rust
      Jodie Meeks has been rusty since returning from an extended absence on the sidelines, but looks to build on Monday's performance after scoring 20 points in a loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: He scored 18 of his 20 points in garbage time Monday, but coach Stan Van Gundy left him in the game to shake the rust off. "I felt like I got into a bit of a rhythm," Meeks said. "It is only my third game back, so I have to take it day by day and, when I'm open, shoot it with confidence." Meeks has the ability to consistently knock down 3-pointers while also contributing assists and steals, so he should be owned in all standard leagues. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's spot in the starting lineup could soon be in jeopardy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:38 am
    • Reggie Jackson sees just 20 minutes of action
      Reggie Jackson saw just 20 minutes of action on Tuesday, finishing with eight points, three assists, two boards and one steal.

      Advice: This was a tough blow for Jackson, as he expectedly hasn't been able to retain his value since the return of Russell Westbrook. Jackson still has too much upside to not be owned in standard leagues, and owners will just have to be patient with him until he adjusts better to his role off of the bench. Expect him to bounce back vs. the Warriors on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:28 pm
    • Mario Chalmers plays well off bench Tuesday
      Mario Chalmers played well in Tuesday's win against the Nets, scoring 10 points to go with seven boards, five assists and four steals in 31 minutes.

      Advice: Chalmers is tough to own when Dwyane Wade is active, but tonight was an exception. Mario was excellent on both ends of the floor and the four steals illustrates why he is so valuable in fantasy. He also shot 6-of-6 from the free throw line on the night, despite turning the ball over three times. He should be owned in all leagues, and will become a must-start player if Norris Cole goes down with an injury. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:01 pm
    • Dwyane Wade leads Heat with 28 points in win
      Dwyane Wade led the Heat to a win over the Nets on Sunday, finishing with 28 points, five boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He definitely made his owners nervous when he appeared to tweak his knee late in the game, but he stayed on the floor and was able to finish what was a great night for the Heat. Wade looked very active all night and looks determined to shoulder the load without Chris Bosh (calf) in the lineup. As you have learned by now, check back before Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz to see if Wade is active, as it wouldn't be out of the question for him to rest on the second night of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:53 pm
    • Tyreke Evans scores 19 with six assists
      Tyreke Evans scored 19 points in Tuesday's win over the Jazz, adding six assists, and four boards in 33 minutes.

      Advice: After two games in a row in which he scored 31 or more points, Evans fell back down to earth in Tuesday's game. While he did fail to hit a 3-pointer or record a block or a steal, Evans has been a revelation this season and owners really don't have anything to complain about. Keep him active in all lineups, but expect a slight dip in production now that Anthony Davis is back. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:56 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Por
    • Corey Brewer awful in loss to Washington
      Corey Brewer hit just 2-of-7 shots for four points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Brewer really hurt his owners tonight and Shabazz Muhammad would have been a better daily play in hindsight. He's coming off two really strong games and owners should still give him consideration in starting lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:56 pm
    • Rasual Butler scores 23 with Pierce out
      Rasual Butler came off the bench for 23 points, five rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers on 9-of-15 shooting in 28 minutes.

      Advice: He went on a tear like this about two weeks ago, but then dried up and did almost nothing after owners picked him up. We're crediting tonight's performance to the absence of Pierce, as he hadn't scored more than eight points in any of his previous four games. Don't expect Butler to start playing like this on a regular basis, but any time Pierce is out, remember to give Butler a look in daily leagues. And if you're in a deep league and are simply looking for a warm body, feel free to take a flier on him. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:44 pm
    • Heat vs. Nets temporarily delayed due to leak
      The Heat and Nets game was temporarily delayed due to a leak in the roof at the Barclays Center, but the game is now expected to resume.

      Advice: In what was a bizarre series of events at the Barclays Center, it now appears that the leak in the roof has been resolved and both teams are back out on the court. There is no longer any need to worry about a cancellation and the game will go on. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:19 pm
    • Mike Miller (concussion) expected to play Wed
      Mike Miller (concussion) passed the NBA's concussion protocol and will be active for Wednesday's game.

      Advice: This is excellent new for the Cavaliers, as Miller is one of the best pure shooters in the league. However, Miller plays limited minutes off of the bench and can be ignored outside of the deepest fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:43 pm
    • J.R. Smith (foot) out Tuesday vs. Dallas
      J.R. Smith (foot) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, and his status for Thursday's game vs. Chicago remains uncertain.

      Advice: That means that Tim Hardway Jr. will get all the minutes he can handle, and he'll make for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Hardaway Jr. has gone for 18, 16, and 23 points in his last three outings while seeing his minutes in the 30s, and with Smith's status uncertain for Thursday, he makes for a decent add in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:21 pm
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs Pho
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Tuesday
      Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Wade will draw a very favorable matchup vs. the Nets tonight, and with Chris Bosh (calf) also sidelined, he's going to be asked to carry the offensive workload. He makes for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues, despite the fact that he is sick. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:07 pm
    • Rumor: Rockets still targeting Corey Brewer
      The Rockets are reportedly still trying find a deal that would net them Corey Brewer, though nothing is imminent.

      Advice: The Rockets' coaching staff likes what Brewer can offer to the team, but if he did land in Houston, his value would go in the tank. However, with nothing being imminent, this is just something to note for now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:25 pm
    • Mike Miller may play vs Hawks on Weds
      Mike Miller (concussion) practiced on Tuesday and head coach David Blatt is hopeful that he'll be able to play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Miller still hasn't been cleared by doctors, but has reportedly ramped up his practice sessions as of late. We'll update Miller's status prior to Wednesday's game, but he can be left on waiver wires in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:58 am
    • Dwyane Wade misses Tuesday shootaround
      Dwyane Wade (illness) missed Tuesday's shootaround in advance of the Heat's game against the Nets.

      Advice: With Shabazz Napier and Danny Granger both sick and Josh McRoberts (knee) and Chris Bosh (calf) out, the Heat may enter Tuesday's game with a short bench. We'll update Wade's status prior to game time, but Mario Chalmers and Luol Deng could be looking at huge minutes against the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:20 am
    • Meeks scores 20 points with three treys
      Jodie Meeks scored 20 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 5-of-10 shots (3-of-5 3PTs, 7-of-7 FTs) with one rebound, four assists and two steals in 30 minutes.

      Advice: The Pistons love Meeks and they don't like a lot of the other guys on the roster so you can do the math. Look for him to handle the ball, hit threes, steal the ball and he should be owned in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:01 am
    • Crawford struggles through poor shooting
      Jamal Crawford missed all six of his field goal attempts in Monday's blowout win, but did manage to score five points on free throws with two boards, seven assists and a steal in 27 minutes.

      Advice: Crawford has fluid in the bursa sac of his right elbow but it reportedly isn't serious, and we'll take that at face value unless this becomes a trend. He's a must-own player in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:53 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Young scores 18 points with two threes
      Nick Young hit 6-of-12 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in Monday's blowout loss.

      Advice: Young hit 4-of-4 free throws and logged 23 minutes. The defensive stats are a nice bonus and he is a nice top 80-120 value (9/8 cat) when on the floor this year. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:56 pm
    • Lin hits rock bottom in Monday's blowout loss
      Jeremy Lin missed all six of his shots and finished with two points and one assist in 17 minutes off the bench in Monday's blowout loss.

      Advice: Lin has been an inconsistent mess this season but the fact remains that he's still putting up late-round value in 12-team leagues and probably at the low-end of his productivity potential. We wouldn't blame you if you dropped him, but with very little true point guard competition it wouldn't be surprising if he's back in fantasy lineups at some point. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:54 pm
    • Jimmy Butler scores 22 points on Monday
      Jimmy Butler scored 22 points against the Hawks during a 93-86 loss on Monday with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He only attempted 10.3 shots per game in his previous three outings, so this game was very encouraging. Butler did have a nice little buy-low window before tonight, but that's probably closed now. He should be a top-40 player the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:52 pm
    • Waiters quiet in 24 minutes off the bench
      Dion Waiters hit just 3-of-10 shots (including a three) for seven points, two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: Waiters' peripheral stats float his value but that has never been a strong suit of his. He has a lot of challenges to overcome in fantasy leagues and this wasn't exactly a game-changing performance. He's not a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:17 pm
    • Avery Bradley scores 15 in return
      Avery Bradley (illness) returned to the lineup on Monday, finishing with 15 points, one rebound, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made 6-of-20 from the field and attempted 11 treys. Bradley doesn't really do much else besides score, so his value isn't going to translate to standard leagues very well. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:42 pm
    • Jimmy Butler is fine for Monday night
      Jimmy Butler is a full go for Monday night against the Hawks.

      Advice: He played through an illness on Sunday. Butler is not expected to be limited and should see his normal playing time. His numbers have come back to Earth since the return of Derrick Rose, but he's still a must-start play this week. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:08 pm
    • Avery Bradley is a go on Monday night
      Avery Bradley (illness) will start on Monday against the Sixers.

      Advice: He is not expected to be limited after missing Saturday due to an illness. Bradley hasn't been very productive, making just 4.1 percent from the field in December. He's a questionable player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:05 pm
    • Mike Miller hopeful to play on Wednesday
      Mike Miller (concussion) is hopeful to play on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is going to go through a practice on Tuesday to complete his concussion protocol. With Miller out tonight, Shawn Marion and Matthew Dellavedova should pick up a few extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:53 pm
    • Manu Ginobili will not play on Monday
      Manu Ginobili (lower back contusion) will not play on Monday against the Blazers.

      Advice: He was listed with a shoulder injury last week, so a back injury is a little more troubling. While it doesn't sound serious, this likely means Manu is going to sit out for most of the back-to-back sets. He is not worth using this week. Danny Green, Marco Belinelli, Cory Joseph and Austin Daye all benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:41 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Dwyane Wade (sick) questionable for Nets game
      Dwyane Wade (illness) missed practice on Monday and is questionable to play against the Nets on Tuesday.

      Advice: The good news is that he did travel with the team. Players are missing games due to illnesses all over the place, but Miami is really going to need Wade with all of their injuries. Miami does play four games this week, so owners in weekly leagues can still probably plug him in there. If he's out, Mario Chalmers will benefit most while Luol Deng figures to help out. Shabazz Napier would also get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:23 am
    • J.R. Smith (plantar fasciitis) skips practice
      J.R. Smith (foot) did not practice on Monday.

      Advice: Smith was announced as a starter on Sunday, but then he was ruled out just moments before tipoff. Considering he's dealing with a plantar fascia tear, it's going to be an issue of pain tolerance for Smith that will determine his availability moving forward. With Iman Shumpert (shoulder) already out, Tim Hardaway Jr. could soon find himself playing big minutes after logging 30-plus in each of his last two. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:45 am
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs Pho
    • Jimmy Butler played through the flu on Sunday
      Jimmy Butler (illness) played through the flu in Sunday's win over the Heat.

      Advice: Butler had 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block in 36.5 minutes, so Butler's performance looks even better with this news. "Can’t say enough about Jimmy," said Thibodeau. "Wasn’t feeling well; don’t hear boo. Just go out and do the job." Butler should be able to stay on the floor if he played through it Sunday, but owners will want to keep a close eye on his status for Monday's game against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:54 am
    • Miller in fourth phase of concussion protocol
      Mike Miller (head) is in the fourth stage of the NBA's concussion protocol.

      Advice: There are five total stages. "Tomorrow we’ll evaluate his response to that and where to go from there," David Blatt said. "We’re staying true to the process." Miller will not play on Monday, but he could return as soon as Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:42 am
    • Danny Green continues fantasy assault vs. DEN
      Danny Green cooled off on Sunday, scoring five points on 2-of-7 shooting with one 3-pointer, six rebounds, three assists and two steals.

      Advice: The supporting stats are the key to Green's value, as his across-the-board production has vaulted him into elite fantasy territory through the Spurs' first 24 games. The 27-year-old swingman isn't prone to as many DNP-CDs as his veteran teammates, and he is the only player in the NBA averaging at least 2.3 three-pointers, 1.3 steals and 1.2 blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:07 pm
    • Nate Robinson (back) returns to action Sun
      Nate Robinson (back) returned to action for the Nuggets on Sunday and scored just two points on 1-of-7 shooting while adding two boards and two assists in 15 minutes.

      Advice: He didn't look comfortable out there and it is possible that his back is still bothering him. Robinson will only see a limited role off of the bench for the Nuggets this season and won't be worth owning unless Ty Lawson goes down with an injury. Robinson can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:04 pm
    • Corey Brewer sets career high w/ nine assists
      Corey Brewer scored 10 points and set a new career high with nine assists vs. the Lakers on Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, six rebounds and two steals in just 32 minutes.

      Advice: The Lakers' porous defense deserves some credit for Brewer's assist total, and he's been handling the ball far more than usual with Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Mo Williams (back) both on the sidelines. Brewer is essentially a steals specialist with enough upside to merit ownership in 12-team leagues, especially while Kevin Martin is on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:56 pm
    • Nick Young held to seven points in 24 minutes
      Nick Young was limited to seven points in 24 minutes off the bench in Sunday's road win, making 2-of-9 shots with one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He added just one rebound with two steals and wouldn't be worth owning if he didn't score at a prodigious clip -- fortunately for his owners, he'd averaged 17.7 points over the Lakers' past nine games. Young's offensive firepower is essential for the Lakers as the season progresses, making him a worthwhile player to own in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:08 pm
    • Jeremy Lin quiet in 20 minutes vs. Wolves
      Jeremy Lin came off L.A.'s bench again on Sunday, finishing a 100-94 road win vs. the Timberwolves with eight points, three rebounds, six assists and two steals in 20 minutes.

      Advice: The low playing time is a serious concern, but Lin was coming off a 14-point, eight-assist performance in 30 minutes on Friday and he has enough upside to be worth holding a few more weeks. There are no guarantees that Ronnie Price (two points, two assists in 25 minutes) will keep the starting PG job, though immediate changes are unlikely with the Lakers riding a three-game win streak. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:04 pm
    • Wesley Johnson subtly posting top-100 value
      Wesley Johnson had 12 points vs. the Wolves on Sunday, making two 3-pointers with two rebounds, six assists, three blocks, one steal and two turnovers.

      Advice: The six dimes were a season high and fantasy owners can't rely on Johnson in that category, but he does enough everywhere else to justify owning him in all 10-team leagues. As we've mentioned before, he's uniquely capable of helping fantasy owners with 3-pointers (1.1 per game), steals (0.8) and blocks (0.8). Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:00 pm
    • Tyreke Evans pours in 34 points in OT defeat
      Tyreke Evans followed up Friday's 31-point, 10-assist outburst with 34 points vs. the Warriors on Sunday, making 13-of-25 field goals and 6-of-9 free throws in a tough home loss.

      Advice: Evans added two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks before fouling out after 41 minutes of action. His field goal percentage has turned around over the past eight games, during which he's averaged 18.6 points on 48.6 percent shooting, up from his 41.8 percent average through Dec. 1. The potential return of Eric Gordon (shoulder) in a few weeks could bump Evans back to SF, where he could struggle again, but for now his owners should be grateful for his efficient production. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:28 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Por
    • J.R. Smith (heel) now out for Sunday's game
      J.R. Smith (heel) is now out for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: He was announced as a starter prior to the game but has now been officially ruled out. This is a tough blow for his owners as he could have been looking at a decent increase in minutes with Iman Shumpert (shoulder) on the sidelines. Tim Hardaway Jr. will be the biggest beneficiary of this news, and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:04 pm
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs Pho
    • Nate Robinson (back) will play Sunday vs. SA
      Nate Robinson (back) will play Sunday vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Nate will help backup Ty Lawson, but he's currently averaging just 5.5 points and 1.8 assists on the season while shooting 34.5 percent from the field. He's not a viable option in standard leagues as long as Lawson is healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:57 pm
    • J.R. Smith (heel) will start Sunday vs. TOR
      J.R. Smith (heel) will replace Iman Shumpert (out, shoulder) in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: Smith has been very hit-or-miss this season, so he makes for a risky option in daily leagues. Tim Hardaway Jr. loses some luster with Smith returning to the lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:59 pm
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs Pho
    • Scott calls coaching Nick Young 'interesting'
      Lakers' head coach Byron Scott described coaching Nick Young as an "interesting" experience, but also "fun."

      Advice: "He cares about winning," Scott said. "That’s the thing I love about him the most. He’s a player that likes to play around and have fun and practice and enjoys playing... But when we lose games, he takes it pretty hard. That’s very important." Swaggy P, or I.D.M. (I don't miss) has been a bright spot for LA this season, and is currently averaging 15.7 points and 2.5 three-pointers per game. He's worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:07 pm
    • Dion Waiters (abdomen) will play on Monday
      Dion Waiters (abdomen) will play in Monday's game vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: He was able to participate in a full practice on Sunday and appears ready to resume his role off of the bench for the Cavs. Mike Miller (concussion) is out and Matthew Dellavedova (illness) is questionable for Monday so Waiters could see some decent minutes and is worth a look considering how hot he was before he went down. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:24 am
    • Dion Waiters, Matthew Dellavedova practicing
      Dion Waiters (abdomen) and Matthew Dellavedova (illness) are practicing on Sunday.

      Advice: They should be good to go for Monday's game after they were both released from the hospital on Saturday. Waiters has finally broken out of his slump but is still too inconsistent to be owned in most leagues. Deep league owners should only pay him attention if they are in need of scoring and 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:11 am
    • Avery Bradley (flu) will be active on Monday
      Avery Bradley (flu) is expected to be active for Monday's game vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: He missed just one game on Friday, and although he's still having some stomach issues, he declared himself "fine." Owners can deploy him as they normally would and he should still be owned in most leagues. Evan Turner's value takes a slight hit with this news, though he could still soak up the limited minutes that Marcus Smart (Achilles) usually plays. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:38 am
    • Nate Robinson (back) likely won't play Sunday
      Nate Robinson (back) likely won't play in Sunday's game against the Spurs, even though he was able to dress for Saturday's game.

      Advice: He was on the Nuggets bench Saturday, but coach Brian Shaw opted not to risk Robinson's health as he is still struggling with his back injury. "I had a pretty bad knee to the back," Robinson said. "It's probably one of the worst pains I've ever felt in live action, besides playing football. But me, if I'm not playing, I'm really hurt." Coach Shaw also stressed that he preferred that Robinson make it through a practice first before he would think about playing him, so this news suggest that Robinson will probably sit out on Sunday, though he will still probably dress. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:03 am
    • Jodie Meeks plays 20 minutes on Saturday
      Jodie Meeks played 20 minutes against the Kings on Saturday with six points, two rebounds, two assists and four steals.

      Advice: The Pistons are 2-0 with Meeks, but he hasn't played well. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is not untouchable and the two are sharing minutes, so it's fair to expect their minutes to flip-flop soon. Meeks is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:42 pm
    • Joe Johnson leads Nets to win vs. Hornets
      Joe Johnson led the Nets to an easy win over the Hornets on Saturday, scoring 22 points to go with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He had his way all game long and made Gerald Henderson look completely useless on the defensive end. Johnson had a slow game on Friday against the 76ers but it appears he is back on track after this performance. Despite all the trade rumors in Brooklyn, owners should continue to deploy Johnson as usual considering he is still putting up mid-round value. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:12 pm
    • J.R. Smith day-to-day w/ plantar fascia tear
      J.R. Smith was diagnosed with a small tear of his plantar fascia and is questionable to play on Sunday.

      Advice: It sounds like a minor injury, but the Knicks aren't going to be in any rush to bring him back. Smith doesn't have a history of plantar fascia issues, though. While he's out, Tim Hardaway Jr. will get some extra shots to play with. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:34 pm
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs Pho
    • Nate Robinson (back) will play on Saturday
      Nate Robinson (back) said that he will be active for Saturday's game against the Rockets.

      Advice: He is the only other capable point guard behind Ty Lawson, so coach Brian Shaw probably won't hesitate to use him. However, Robinson doesn't have a large enough role to matter in most leagues and belongs on the waiver wire for now. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:31 am
    • Dion Waiters (abdomen) released from hospital
      Dion Waiters (abdomen) was released from the hospital in New Orleans and is on his way back to Cleveland after the tests came back normal.

      Advice: It is great to see him doing well and the Cavaliers should update his status shortly. Waiters has been inconsistent, but was really heating up before Friday night. He scored 14, 18 and 26 points with six 3-pointers over that stretch and it will be interesting to see if he can keep it going once he's back on the court. If he does miss time his minutes would likely be soaked up by Matthew Dellavedova and Shawn Marion. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:34 am
    • Nate Robinson (back) questionable on Saturday
      Nate Robinson (back) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. Houston.

      Advice: The Nuggets could really use another ball handler behind Ty Lawson, so the Nuggets will desperately hope that he can play. Robinson still won't see enough minutes to matter in most leagues even if he is healthy, so he should be left on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:17 am
    • Green scores 19 points with five triples
      Danny Green hit five threes and finished with 19 points, four rebounds, three steals and one block in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

      Advice: Green still gets yelled at by Pop a lot but he has slowly gained his trust, returning second-to-third round value for owners in the process. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:03 am
    • Ginobili returns and posts solid line vs. LAL
      Manu Ginobili (rest) returned to action on Friday against the Lakers, scoring 18 points on 6-of-16 shooting with three treys, three boards, four assists and one steal in 31 minutes.

      Advice: Aside from the random games off Ginobili has been a low-end value in 12-team leagues when on the floor. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:58 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Johnson scores 13 points with three treys
      Wes Johnson (illness) played in Friday's win over the Spurs, scoring 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Johnson has played well enough to be owned in standard formats and this line only reinforces that fact. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:52 am
    • Nick Young sprinkles swagger all over SA
      Nick Young hit 9-of-14 shots (including a crazy game-winner), six threes and hit all five of his free throws to finish with 29 points on Friday against the Spurs.

      Advice: We'll spare you all the Swaggy quotes from after the game because you're going to hear them everywhere else for a few days. Let's just say the man doesn't lack confidence and he makes a depressing basketball team much easier to watch. And he should be owned in all formats based on his solid late-round value when on the floor this year. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:48 am
    • Lin bounces back with 14 and eight vs. SA
      Jeremy Lin got back on track with 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting, two threes, two boards, eight assists and one block in 30 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Lin got a cut recommendation from us on Wednesday afternoon and it looks like we jumped the gun. With no real competition at the point guard position he should be owned until he goes through a cold streak of at least a week and probably more. He has mid-round upside and a late-round likelihood. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:45 am
    • Wade scores season-high 29 points with flu
      Dwyane Wade played through an illness and scored a season-high 29 points in Friday's road win over the Jazz, hitting 10-of-16 shots (1-of-1 3PTs, 8-of-12 FTs) with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Wade sure didn't look sick tonight and these are the types of lines he needs to make up for his absences and somehow justify his ADP. Chris Bosh went for 22 and nine with a steal and two blocks as his excellent year continues, and Luol Deng scored 14 points with six rebounds, a steal and a three in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:33 am
    • Chalmers quiet on 1-of-7 shooting night
      Mario Chalmers hit just 1-of-7 shots (including a three) for four points, three rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: We know how Dwyane Wade essentially ruins things for Chalmers, but he has been worth owning on the whole this year and his upside when Wade goes out is worth the roster slot. At least for now. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:31 am
    • Tyreke Takeover: Evans drops 31 points in win
      Tyreke Evans took over against the Cavs on Friday with 31 points, two rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers on 13-of-24 from the field.

      Advice: He attempted six shots from deep and the other 18 shots came from within six feet, which has been his calling card for the past two seasons. Evans bounced back nicely from arguably his worst game of the season on Wednesday and he'll look to keep it going on Sunday against the red-hot Warriors. If Anthony Davis (chest) needs to miss time, Evans should be a beast. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:19 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Por
    • Manu Ginobili returned to action on Friday December 12. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:18 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Caldwell-Pope gets his revenge vs. Suns
      Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 5-of-9 shots (including a big one late right in front of the Suns' bench) for 14 points, five boards, three steals and two threes on Friday.

      Advice: Markieff Morris put KCP on blast saying he had no heart after a late miss when these teams met last, so when he hit that big shot it really fired the Detroit side up. His fantasy value has been terrible this season and Jodie Meeks returned tonight, so owners can ignore this performance. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:04 pm
    • Meeks scores 12 points in season debut
      Jodie Meeks (back) scored 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting with one rebound, one assists and one steal in 22 minutes off the bench in his season debut on Friday.

      Advice: Stan Van Gundy said after the game that he is going to use Meeks on the ball this year and though we didn't see it last night, we did see that in L.A. last year and SVG obviously thought enough of Meeks to overpay him this summer. He looked good tonight and he's going to be relied upon to turn things around in Detroit, so owners would be wise to give him a very hard look and try to add him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:02 pm
    • Brewer hands out eight assists on Friday
      Corey Brewer scored six points on 3-of-8 shooting with five rebounds, eight assists, four steals, one block and six turnovers in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Brewer's production may be a little funky from night to night but he's a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:34 pm
    • Joe Johnson has quiet return to the lineup
      Joe Johnson was quiet in his return to the lineup on Friday with 12 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He turned the ball over five times for a season high. Johnson is holding mid-round value on the season, but his field goal percentage is starting to take a hit. He should still be worth starting in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:47 pm
    • Turner quiet in start against the Knicks
      Evan Turner started for injured Avery Bradley on Friday and scored 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting with two rebounds and one assist in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Turner is not a good fantasy asset even when he's getting minutes so owners can ignore him outside of daily formats. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:26 pm
    • Dion Waiters (abdominal pain) out for game
      Dion Waiters is dealing with abdominal pain on Friday and will not return.

      Advice: He is going to the hospital to be checked out and hopefully everything is fine. With Waiters out, Matthew Dellavedova will get some more run in the second unit while Shawn Marion may also see a few more minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:58 pm
    • Evan Turner starting for Celtics
      Evan Turner will start for the Celtics in place of Avery Bradley.

      Advice: He will likely share the minutes at shooting guard with Marcus Thornton. Bradley does have 30.0 minutes per game on the season, so there should be some playing time to go around. Turner is worth a look as a plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:49 pm
    • J.R. Smith out with a sore left heel vs. BOS
      J.R. Smith (heel) will not play against the Celtics on Friday.

      Advice: It will be his second game out of the lineup, but X-rays were negative. He's said that his heel is improving, but he's scheduled to get an MRI to make sure nothing is serious. Smith has his lowest true shooting percentage since his rookie season and has looked lost in the triangle offense. With him out, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Iman Shumpert figure to get a bump in minutes and shots. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:01 pm
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs Pho
    • Avery Bradley (flu) out Friday vs. the Knicks
      Avery Bradley (flu-like symptoms) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: It will either be Evan Turner or Marcus Smart that draws the start in his place, and we'll let you know when we get official word. However, neither guy is that alluring on such a busy Friday night. Jeff Green could be asked to do more on offense with Bradley sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:44 pm
    • Joe Johnson says he'll 'definitely' play Fri.
      Joe Johnson said that he'll "definitely" play Friday vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: "I’m definitely going to play," Johnson said. "I got here a little early, so I can try and get a little workout in… I felt pretty good. Still a little low on energy, but for the most part, I’ll be all right." Johnson's return to the lineup will likely send Alan Anderson back to the bench, and will hurt the value of Jarrett Jack. Go ahead and get Johnson active for what will be a very favorable matchup vs. the Tankers. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:22 am
    • J.R. Smith (heel) doubtful Friday vs. Boston
      Head coach Derek Fisher said that J.R. Smith (index finger, left heel) has a better chance at playing than Carmelo Anthony, but remains doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: With both Anthony and Smith being considered doubtful for Friday's game, it's looking like Amare Stoudemire, Iman Shumpert, and Tim Hardaway Jr. will have their hands full. Stoudemire and Hardaway look like quality daily league plays, while Shumpert comes with a bit more risk as he's been slumping lately. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:28 am
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs Pho
    • Dion Waiters gets 13 shots, makes five
      Dion Waiters made 5-of-13 from the field for 14 points with one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

      Advice: He has seen his shots go up lately with 14.7 per game over his last three. Waiters has averages of just 1.0 boards, 3.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.0 triples, so he's not really adding much else to the scoring. Fantasy owners in standard leagues can leave him on the wire in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:58 pm
    • Wes Johnson (illness) limited at practice
      Wes Johnson (illness) went through some parts of Thursday's practice, but his status is uncertain for Friday's game vs. San Antonio.

      Advice: If Johnson is unable to go Nick Young could slide into the starting lineup, and Wayne Ellington could see some additional minutes off the bench. Johnson has been putting up some solid value with his contributions in 3-pointers, steals, and blocks, so he should be held onto in standard leagues even if he has to miss a game. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:05 pm
    • Jamal Crawford has fluid in right elbow
      Jamal Crawford said that he has fluid in his bursa sac in his right (shooting) elbow, but he will play tomorrow against the Wizards.

      Advice: Crawford seems confident that he will play, so we're not going to put him on the injury report. However, typically the remedy for fluid in the bursa sac is rest, so this will be something to monitor moving forward. If Crawford needs to sit out some games at any time, J.J. Redick and Matt Barnes would be in line for heavy minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:41 am
       
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Joe Johnson says he's definitely playing Fri
      Joe Johnson (flu) said he will be available for Friday's game against the 76ers after spending several days being unable to get out of bed.

      Advice: While we'll await official word, it's sounding like the injury-riddled Nets will have Johnson available for Friday. His return will squash the limited fantasy value that Jarrett Jack, Alan Anderson, and Bojan Bogdanovic provided while he was out, and Johnson's owners can feel free to plug him back in their lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:53 am
    • Jodie Meeks expected to play Friday vs Suns
      Jodie Meeks (back) is expected to play against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: Meeks practiced again on Thursday while Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy added that he has, "no expectations, but we'll run him out there." Meeks will likely be eased back into the fold and split minutes with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, but he's worth a flier in standard fantasy leagues for this three-point shooting prowess. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:28 am
    • Joe Johnson expected to practice Thursday
      Joe Johnson (illness) is expected to return to Nets' practice on Thursday.

      Advice: Johnson hasn't played or practiced since last Friday, so a return to practice would be good news in advance of Friday's game against the 76ers. We'll update Johnson's status as more information becomes available, but his return will push Jarrett Jack, Alan Anderson, and Bojan Bogdanovic back to fantasy irrelevancy. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:47 am
    • Corey Brewer struggling with Wolves' rebuild
      Corey Brewer admitted that it's not easy playing on a rebuilding team like the Timberwolves.

      Advice: Brewer has been a stabilizing veteran presence on the injury-riddled Timberwolves, but he admitted on Wednesday that is hasn't been easy. "It’s tough for me, I’m not going to lie," Brewer said. "When I came back here, I wasn’t expecting this, to rebuild again. It comes with the territory. It’s business." The veteran is averaging 11.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 3.0 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 0.6 three-pointers over his last five games and is a must-start fantasy option while Kevin Martin is out. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:30 am
    • Tyreke Evans crashes back to earth
      Tyreke Evans, coming off his best game of the season, hit just 4-of-11 shots for eight points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block on Wednesday.

      Advice: It was going to be tough for him to duplicate Tuesday's 27-point effort and he didn't even come close. Look for him to bounce back on Friday against LeBron James and company. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:43 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Por
    • Jarrett Jack struggling right now
      Jarrett Jack hit just 1-of-8 shots for seven points, six rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

      Advice: He hit just 1-of-4 shots on Monday, but the minutes are there and he's a guard worth keeping an eye on going forward. He'll break out of the funk soon. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:41 pm
    • Evan Turner comes back to Earth
      Evan Turner did not score on Wednesday during a 96-87 loss on Wednesday with three rebounds, four assists and one steal.

      Advice: He had an 18-point outburst on Monday and coach Brad Stevens played him down the stretch against the Wizards in that one, but that was obviously a fluke. Turner's per-minute production has been sub-par, so he's going to need a lot to happen in order to have fantasy value in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:07 pm
    • Jamal Crawford bounces back after ejection
      Jamal Crawford hit 7-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 18 points, three rebounds and two assists on Wednesday, a night after he was ejected for the first time in his career.

      Advice: Crawford has been quiet lately with the emergence of J.J. Redick, who has scored in double figures in 11 straight games. Crawford is still worth owning and should play well off the Clippers bench, but it will be tough for him to put up the big numbers like he did last year as long as Redick is playing so well as the starter. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:31 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Manu Ginobili (rest) won't play vs. New York
      Manu Ginobili (rest) will not play vs. the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Spurs are playing the second game in a back-to-back set, so Ginobili's absence shouldn't shock fantasy owners. Danny Green, Marco Belinelli and Cory Joseph will gain the most in Manu's absence, though he should be ready to resume his typical role vs. the Lakers on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:07 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Report saying Spurs Big 3 are out
      There is a report of Manu Ginobili (rest), Tim Duncan (rest) and Tony Parker (hamstring) are out Wednesday against the Knicks.

      Advice: The report was immediately shot down by plugged-in beat reporter Mike Monroe, so fantasy owners shouldn't completely rule out the Big Three. We'll keep our eyes peeled for an update. For now they're questionable. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:22 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Jeremy Lin doesn't like the Kobe idea
      When asked about Kobe Bryant playing point guard late in the game, Jeremy Lin said he doesn't expect to be in the game.

      Advice: "I’m assuming I won't be in the game if that’s the case," Lin said. The Lakers are really cooling on Jeremy Lin and he's played in just 20.6 minutes per game in his last four. It's about time to cut him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:03 pm
    • Wes Johnson (illness) misses shootaround
      Wes Johnson (illness) missed practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Lakers are off until Friday, so perhaps Johnson can make it back in time for that game. He has been playing well lately with his output in blocks, steals and treys, so he's worth holding in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:21 pm
    • Jodie Meeks goes through full practice
      Jodie Meeks (back) went through a full practice on Wednesday and is on track to play on Friday.

      Advice: The Pistons are dying for a shooter with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope struggling. They overpaid for Meeks in the offseason and with their current need for scoring, he could bury a couple treys per game. If you need some triples and steals on your team, go ahead and give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:52 am
    • Nate Robinson (back) out again Wednesday
      Nate Robinson (back) will not play in Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

      Advice: He hasn't been a factor off of the bench for the Nuggets this season, and won't be relevant unless Ty Lawson goes down with an injury. Gary Harris and Erick Green will help handle the ball behind Lawson in the meantime. Robinson should be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:34 am
    • Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez out Wednesday
      Joe Johnson (flu), Brook Lopez (back), and Andrei Kirilenko (personal) are listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Johnson will miss his second straight game, but should be recovered in time for the Nets next outing on Friday. The Nets will use a committee approach to offset the loss of Johnson, meaning Jarrett Jack, Alan Anderson, and Bojan Bogdanovic will all see big minutes on the wings for the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:45 am
    • Wes Johnson plays well in win on Tuesday
      Wes Johnson played well in the Lakers win over the Kings on Tuesday, finishing with 10 points, seven rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

      Advice: His confidence is growing and he was active on both ends of the floor Tuesday. Still considered by many to be a bust, Johnson's hustle stats (0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks) and ability to knock down 3-pointers (1.0) make him a worthwhile option in most 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:24 pm
    • Jeremy Lin (leg) struggling in bench role
      Jeremy Lin came off the bench again on Tuesday, finishing with just three points, four assists, one rebound and one steal in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Things are not looking good for Lin and the fact that he has lost his spot to Ronnie Price speaks volumes. He isn't a must-own player in standard leagues, but owners should give him a couple more games to turn it around before releasing him. Lin said on Sunday that he felt a "sharp pain" in his leg, which may still be bothering him, but there have been no indications that he will miss any time. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:11 pm
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