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    • Joel Embiid is unlikely to play this season
      Head coach Brett Brown said it would be misleading to say anything promising about Embiid playing this season.

      Advice: This all but assures what we already knew, and the 76ers have no reason to risk his health as they continue to rebuild towards the future. Embiid is loaded with potential, but there is no questions that he carries a lot of injury risk. Outside of keeper leagues, Embiid can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      55 minutes ago
       
      Injured
    • Thompson double-doubles in loss to SA
      Jason Thompson scored 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting with 11 rebounds and one block in the Kings' 107-96 home loss to the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: Thompson has been pretty good so far under George Karl but he got his numbers with DeMarcus Cousins out and he should be back anytime now. If he can keep it up when Cousins returns, we'll let you know. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:26 am
    • Joffrey goes for nine and six with a block
      Joffrey Lauvergne started alongside J.J. Hickson in the Nuggets' 104-82 loss to the Jazz on Friday, scoring nine points on 3-of-8 shooting (1-of-3 from deep, 2-of-6 from the line) with six rebounds and one block in 26 minutes.

      Advice: Lauvergne has an interesting versatility for fantasy leagues but he might be a bit green for 12-14 team standard leagues, even as a flier pick. If the Nuggets commit to playing him and he can hit his free throws there could be some unique upside. J.J. Hickson added three points and five boards and why he's on the floor at all is anybody's guess. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:14 am
    • Ajinca goes for 24 and eight in win over Heat
      Alexis Ajinca scored a career-high 24 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 9-of-10 shots with eight rebounds and three blocks in just 22 minutes.

      Advice: Ajinca also hit the game's final, deciding shot and he's looking pretty automatic whenever 20-30 mpg clears up. Anthony Davis could be back in the next week or so and Ryan Anderson is about two weeks behind Davis on a timetable. In the meantime, Ajinca should be owned by somebody in your league. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:38 am
    • Motiejunas quiet on Friday vs. Brooklyn
      Donatas Motiejunas had a quiet night on Friday against the Nets, scoring 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, one assist and no steals or blocks in 24 minutes.

      Advice: Motiejunas has hovered as a solid late-round value over the last month and unless he truly goes south he should be held in all 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:18 am
    • McGary McGoes off, scores 20 points
      Mitch McGary scored a career-high 20 points against the Blazers on Friday with nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers on 10-of-13 from the field.

      Advice: Nine of his 10 makes were in the paint and he had 11 of his 13 shots come from within nine feet or less. McGary made the most of Enes Kanter (leg) missing tonight, but he's Kanter might not need to miss more time. He's more of a speculative add in deeper leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:31 pm
    • Jack Cooley was claimed off waivers by UTA on Friday February 27. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:24 pm
       
      6:00 pm vs Mil
    • Bass plays just 20 minutes on Friday
      Brandon Bass played just 20 minutes in Friday's win over the Hornets, scoring eight points on 3-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds and one block.

      Advice: Bass saw his minutes clipped with Jonas Jerebko (16 points, 10 boards) playing so well tonight and that's with no Kelly Olynyk (ankle) around, too. The emergence of Jerebko is a real concern but owners might want to wait a game or two before weighing in on a drop considering Bass has been fairly productive lately. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:45 pm
    • Patrick Patterson stinks in a start
      Patrick Patterson started against the Warriors on Friday with four points, two rebounds and one turnover in 22 minutes.

      Advice: This starting lineup usually crushes when it's on the court, but that wasn't the case tonight. Patterson's numbers probably won't change with the starters, but he'll obviously be better than this. He's more of a 14- and 16-team guy right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:16 pm
    • Cody Zeller goes for 11 and seven
      Cody Zeller scored 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting with seven rebounds, three steals and one block in Friday's loss to the Celtics.

      Advice: Zeller has about 10 games of top 120-130 value in standard leagues under his belt, and if you need somebody to fill a hole in your lineup you can probably pick him up easily. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:08 pm
    • Reappearing Act: Andrea Bargnani scores 25
      Andrea Bargnani turned back the clock against the Pistons on Friday with 25 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He is clearly the first option for the Knicks on offense right now. Bargnani had a 26.9 usage rate tonight, which is a shade above his season 25.3 usage rate. Il Mago started tonight and is almost certainly going to stick. He is a tremendous injury risk and this big line tonight is unlikely to happen again, but he's worth a look in standard leagues. It's hard to believe for a guy who was possibly going to be cut. Take that, Masai Ujiri. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:36 pm
    • J.J. Hickson will start Friday vs. the Jazz
      J.J. Hickson will start Friday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: While Kenneth Faired is healthy and available to play, head coach Brian Shaw has elected to go with Hickson as the starter. This is a strange move, and it seems Faried and Shaw could use some counseling, but it is what it is. Hickson is averaging 7.6 points and 6.8 rebounds through five games with the starting unit, and he'll have a tough matchup tonight, making him a risky play in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:30 pm
    • Joffrey Lauvergne starting against the Jazz
      Joffrey Lauvergne will start against the Jazz on Friday night.

      Advice: He'll join Ty Lawson, Gary Harris, Danilo Gallinari and J.J. Hickson. Lauvergne logged some big minutes on Wednesday and the Nuggets look like they'll be giving him big run. He's not a tremendous player for fantasy because he doesn't block a ton of shots, but he's certainly worth a look for anyone needing a big man. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:26 pm
    • Patrick Patterson starting over Amir Johnson
      Patrick Patterson will start over Amir Johnson on Friday.

      Advice: It makes a lot of sense on offense to help space the floor for basically every other starter. Patterson's role shouldn't change too much and we're basically just going to see his minutes come next to different guys. Still, he has a nice upside and is worth a look in standard leagues in case he gets an extra 5-8 minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:12 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (knee) out on Friday night
      Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Friday.

      Advice: The Nuggets do get Kenneth Faried back, so they're not too thin at power forward. However, they're still very thin at center and will likely lean on Joffrey Lauvergne the most in their frontcourt. J.J. Hickson may also play more, but he has sort of fallen out of favor with his coach recently. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:45 pm
       
      Injured
    • Bargnani, Cleanthony Early starting on Friday
      Andrea Bargnani and Cleanthony Early will start on Friday night against the Pistons.

      Advice: Jason Smith will move that the bench. Bargnani had a 30.7 usage rate on Wednesday, so this isn't a big surprise. He has been the main weapon in the offense when he's on the floor, but he's still injured a lot and is not shooting the ball well this season. Since his return, Bargnani averaged 10.8 points, 4.8 boards and 1.0 blocks on 39.5 percent from the field. Add him at your own risk, but letting him be someone else's problem isn't a bad idea. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:14 pm
    • Bismack Biyombo (knee) out Friday vs. BOS
      Bismack Biyombo (knee) will remain sidelined for Friday's game vs. the Celtics, but there's a chance he's able to suit up for Sunday's matchup with the Magic.

      Advice: When Biyombo is able to return to the lineup, Jason Maxiell will be headed for a lot of DNP-CD's. However, with season averages of 3.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game, Biyombo can't be considered a viable option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:09 pm
    • Kris Humphries (groin) out Friday vs. 76ers
      Kris Humphries (groin) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: With Humphries unavailable there will be more minutes for Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden, although that doesn't mean much in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:38 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Det
    • Kris Humphries (groin) misses shootaround
      Kris Humphries (left groin) did not participate during Friday morning's shootaround.

      Advice: It's looking doubtful that Humphries will be able to suit up for Friday's matchup with the 76ers, so there will be more minutes to go around for guys like Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden. However, neither Seraphin nor Gooden can be considering a viable option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:16 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Det
    • Bismack Biyombo (knee) nearing a return
      Bismack Biyombo (knee) participated in Thursday's practice, and he is targeting a return for either Friday's game vs. Boston or Sunday's game vs. Orlando.

      Advice: Biyombo isn't a major piece of the Hornets' rotation, and with season averages of 3.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game as a reserve he can't be viewed as anything more than a shot-blocking specialist in very deep leagues. However, when Biyombo is able to return to the lineup, he'll likely take away most of Jason Maxiell's minutes, rendering him a negligible option in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:37 am
    • Darrell Arthur (calf) doubtful Friday vs. UTA
      Darrell Arthur (calf strain) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Arthur only lasted three minutes during his last outing, and with season averages of 7.3 points and 3.2 rebounds on 40.8 percent shooting from the field, it's safe to leave Arthur on the wire in most leagues. With both Arthur and Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) unavailable for Friday, J.J. Hickson and Kenneth Faried are going to see heavy minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:23 pm
       
      Injured
    • Donuts finally doesn't look glazed over
      Donatas Motiejunas played one of his better games in the past month against the Clippers on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: Before this one, he hasn't been great this month, averaging 11.8 points, 5.9 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocks in his previous eight games. Donuts was also more of a cream puff on defense, allowing his man to shoot 5.1 percent higher than his average in that span, too. Motiejunas hasn't been in the top 200 for February this month and is clearly being outplayed by Terrence Jones, a much better player to own. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:49 pm
    • Jason Thompson double-doubles for Karl
      Jason Thompson had 10 points, 11 rebounds, a steal and four blocks on 3-of-9 shooting in Wednesday's win over Memphis for new coach George Karl.

      Advice: He had zero points and four boards in his last game, but may have caught Karl's attention tonight. Just put him on your radar, as he hasn't done much from night to night this season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:24 pm
    • J.J. Hickson plays 22 minutes
      J.J. Hickson played 22 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday with eight points, three rebounds, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He only played six minutes on Monday, but the Nuggets gave him minutes out of desperation. Hickson is likely behind rookie Joffrey Lauvergne right now and doesn't have a high upside anyway, so he can be kept on the wire in most leagues. Lauvergne is the better speculative grab with Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) expected to miss time. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:22 pm
    • Alexis Ajinca plays just 18 minutes in win
      Alexis Ajinca came off the bench and played just 18 minutes on Wednesday, but still had 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks on 4-of-6 shooting.

      Advice: The minutes don't make a lot of sense, but guys like Quincy Pondexter and Dante Cunningham played well in this one. Any time Anthony Davis is out, Ajinca still qualifies as an interesting sleeper pick. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:12 pm
    • Joffrey Lauvergne scores 11 with nine boards
      Joffery Lauvergne stepped up against the Suns on Wednesday with 11 points, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.

      Advice: If you haven't heard of Lauvergne before tonight, you're not alone. He wasn't even in the league in the first half of the year and the Nuggets signed him on Feb. 19. However, there is a legit chance he logs close to 30 minutes with the Nuggets running out of frontcourt players. In the Eurocup this season, Lauvergne averaged 7.8 points, 4.5 boards and 0.6 blocks in 18.1 minutes. Believe it or not, he's worth a look if you need a big man in deeper leagues with Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) expected to miss multiple games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:53 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani making some knoise in NY
      Andrea Bargnani played 25 minutes and hit 5-of-13 shots for 17 points, six rebound and two blocks in another Knicks loss.

      Advice: That's four straight games in double figures for Bargs, who also has five blocks over his last five games. He's no longer a threat from downtown, and is likely to get hurt any day now, but if you need a big man and want to take a flier on him, he might be able to stay relevant for a couple more weeks or so. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:14 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (knee) out for game
      Darrell Arthur (right knee) will not return on Wednesday night.

      Advice: The team is calling it a strain, which usually suggests it's a muscle issue. If Arthur is out, the Nuggets will be very shorthanded. Joffrey Lauvergne and J.J. Hickson may have to play more. He finished with one point and no other stats in three minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:27 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kris Humphries out with strained hammy
      Wizards forward Kris Humphries left Wednesday's game with a strained left hamstring and won't return.

      Advice: He'll be day-to-day, at best, and this could open up some opportunities for Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:22 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Det
    • Brandon Bass open to returning to Celtics
      Brandon Bass is set to become a free agent in the summer, but said that he is open to returning to the Celtics next season.

      Advice: "If I’m wanted back then yeah, I would want to be back for sure," said Bass. "It’s been a blessing for me to be here four years, to finish out my contract here. I’m excited about that. Hopefully everything will continue to go in a positive direction." Bass has been pressed into a much larger role since Jared Sullinger went down with a season-ending stress fracture in his foot, and while his value will take a hit when Kelly Olynyk (ankle) eventually returns, Bass will probably be worth owning in most leagues for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:24 am
    • Patrick Patterson (knee) has 12 pts in return
      Patrick Patterson returned from a sore left knee to finish Tuesday's road loss in Dallas with 12 points, two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, one assist and one block.

      Advice: He shot 5-of-11 from the field in 28 minutes of action and the knee injury doesn't seem likely to limit him going forward. Pat-Pat's steady contributions in 3-pointers (1.5), rebounds (5.3), steals (1.5) and blocks (0.7) have been enough for mid-round value over the past few months, especially since he shoots well from both the field and the FT line. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:42 pm
    • Patrick Patterson (knee) will play on Tuesday
      Patrick Patterson (left knee sprain) will play on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks.

      Advice: Patterson wasn't able to play on Monday against the Pelicans, but the fact that he is returning after just a one-game absence suggests that his injury is likely minor. With season averages of just 8.5 points, 5.5 boards and 1.4 3-pointers in 26.5 minutes per game, his value is limited to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:16 pm
    • Bass taking advantage of new opportunity
      Brandon Bass scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with six rebounds, three assists and two steals in Monday's win over the Suns.

      Advice: Bass is probably going to be a bit more inconsistent when Kelly Olynyk eventually returns, but he'll probably be worth owning for the rest of the year. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:46 pm
    • Ajinca scores 16 points with nine rebounds
      Alexis Ajinca scored 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Raptors.

      Advice: Ajinca has done surprisingly well when pressed into action for Anthony Davis or Ryan Anderson this season. And with the way those two guys are holding up these days, it's possible this current window of productivity gets extended throughout the year -- particularly if and when the Pelicans fall out of the playoff chase. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:12 pm
    • Darrell Arthur scores 10 in start
      Darrell Arthur scored 10 points in a start at power forward on Monday with seven rebounds on 5-of-15 from the field.

      Advice: He played more than expected because Kenneth Faried (hand) missed some time tonight. Arthur does have a decent ceiling because he takes shots and is solid with defensive stats. In fact, he averaged 7.4 points, 3.0 boards 1.1 blocks and 1.0 steals in his previous seven games this month. He's only worth a look in 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:05 pm
       
      Injured
    • J.J. Hickson plays two minutes
      J.J. Hickson played two minutes against the Nets on Monday with no stats.

      Advice: Ouch. The Nuggets appear to want to give minutes to their newly-signed big man, Joffrey Lauvergne. Hickson only played 12 minutes on Sunday and he's not really worth owning in almost any league right now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:59 pm
    • Darrell Arthur starts, Kenneth Faried benched
      Darrell Arthur will start at power forward with Kenneth Faried coming off the bench against the Nets.

      Advice: Wow. Faried has not been playing well, but this is a bold move for even Brian Shaw. Arthur probably won't play more than 24 minutes tonight even with Wilson Chandler out, so he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Plus, he tends to get hurt a lot. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:11 pm
       
      Injured
    • Patrick Patterson out with knee sprain
      Patrick Patterson (left knee sprain) will not play against the Pelicans on Monday.

      Advice: He played his normal 24 minutes on Saturday, but didn't quite look like himself. Patterson should be considered questionable for Tuesday against the Mavs. Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas should get more minutes with Tyler Hansbrough playing a bit more. James Johnson should also get run at the four. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:41 pm
    • Jack Cooley signing with the Jazz
      Jack Cooley will sign a 10-day deal with the Jazz.

      Advice: He played just 12 minutes with the Jazz in the preseason. The 6'9 Cooley played both forward spots with the Cavs at summer league back in July, but he won't be getting minutes for the Jazz right now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:31 pm
       
      6:00 pm vs Mil
    • Patrick Patterson (knee) questionable Monday
      Patrick Patterson (sprained knee) is questionable to play on Monday against the Pelicans.

      Advice: If Patterson is forced to sit out, it would mean more minutes for the Johnson Bros* in Amir and James. Please note that these guys are not actually brothers, and that is just a nickname. Tyler Hansbrough could also see a small boost in minutes if Patterson is sidelined, but he's not worth fantasy consideration. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:33 am
    • Brandon Bass shoots 7-of-11 in 40 minutes
      Brandon Bass pitched in 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting during Sunday's OT loss to the Lakers, playing 40 minutes in the absence of both Jared Sullinger (foot) and Kelly Olynyk (ankle).

      Advice: He added five rebounds, one assist and two blocks with only one turnover. Olynyk is day-to-day but Sullinger is done for the season with a metatarsal stress fracture, giving Bass a path to sustained low-end value. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect much more than points, rebounds and nice FG and FT percentages from Bass, but he's worth scooping off the waiver wire in leagues with 12 or more teams. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:49 pm
    • Joffrey Lauvergne impressive in Nuggets debut
      Nuggets rookie Joffrey Lauvergne made his NBA debut on Sunday, coming off the bench for eight points, three rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes, while making 3-of-6 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs.

      Advice: It was an impressive performance from Lauvergne, an intriguing prospect who could benefit from Brian Shaw's chaotic rotations and the likely emphasis on player development down the stretch. Deep-league owners should consider stashing Lauvergne, but everyone else can watch his progress from a safe distance. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:56 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani logs season-high 28 minutes
      Andrea Bargnani logged a season-high 28 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Cavs, putting up 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting with five rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover.

      Advice: Bargnani has missed his standard one-half of the regular season, so perhaps he can stay healthy for the Knicks' remaining 27 games. There's not a lot of upside here as he basically just scores inefficiently, but if you're in an extremely deep league and you're desperate for a center... well, we still wouldn't recommend adding him. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:40 pm
    • Kris Humphries scores 11 points in 18 minutes
      Kris Humphries led all Wizards' reserves with 11 points and seven boards in Sunday's road loss, making 5-of-6 shots with one assist and one steal in 18 minutes of action.

      Advice: Humphries is a nightly double-double threat but his low playing time and lack of defensive stats have kept him out of the conversation in standard leagues. Humphries' rebound rate of 18.1 percent easily leads the Wizards, and he's a big reason why Washington ranks fourth for rebound differential at +3.4 per game. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:37 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Det
    • Donatas Motiejunas stuffs stat sheet
      Donatas Motiejunas doubled-doubled against the Raptors on Saturday with 12 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three steals.

      Advice: The Rockets are quite alright without Dwight Howard right now. Terrence Jones' defense on centers has been a huge plus and D-Mo has been able to operate in the high post. His numbers in his last five include averages of 10.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.6 blocks. He's a hold in standard leagues despite a low upside. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:37 pm
    • Jason Thompson doesn't score in start on Sat.
      Jason Thompson moved back into the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Clippers, but he failed to score in 21 minutes of action and grabbed just four rebounds with one block.

      Advice: Thompson has been pretty pathetic this season and it wouldn't be surprising to see him camping out on the bench again soon. With head coach George Karl's rotations still in flux, Thompson didn't do himself any favors tonight. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:03 pm
    • Alexis Ajinca doesn't play much
      Alexis Ajinca played only 11 minutes even with the injuries to the frontcourt on Saturday, scoring eight points with three rebounds.

      Advice: The Heat went small, so coach Monty Williams may have gone with smaller guys here. Ajinca's per-minute numbers are pretty good and he does have decent numbers in his two starts at power forward, averaging 11.0 points, 5.5 boards and 1.0 blocks. If you need a big man in a deeper league, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:43 pm
    • Mitch McGary goes off in 15 minutes
      Mitch McGary scored nine points with 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks against the Hornets.

      Advice: He picked up eight boards in his first few minutes tonight and coasted from there. McGary did all of this damage in just 15 minutes, but he will play even less because Kevin Durant will take away minutes from the power forwards. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:10 pm
    • Cody Zeller plays much better
      Cody Zeller made a long overdue positive outing against the Thunder on Saturday with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and four blocks.

      Advice: He was a ghost in February before tonight, averaging 3.4 points, 4.8 boards and 1.0 blocks on 26.1 percent from the field. Zeller has really regressed on the offensive side and we'll really need him to do it again before suggesting him as an add. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:34 pm
    • Jason Thompson starting at PF
      Jason Thompson will start in place of Carl Landry on Saturday.

      Advice: Coach George Karl is trying to figure this thing out here. You can ignore this news unless you get a bonus for games started. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:09 pm
    • Bismack Biyombo out for a few more
      Bismack Biyombo (knee) is still expected to miss at least one more week.

      Advice: His bone bruise is improving and he is expected to being on-court work in the near future. With Biyombo out, Jason Maxiell will play more. Cody Zeller has not stepped up with the loss of Biyombo so far and his offensive output has really fallen off. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:29 pm
    • Bass double-doubles with 13 and 10
      Brandon Bass double-doubled with 13 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in Friday's loss to the Kings.

      Advice: The Kings weren't great tonight and Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is still out, but with Jared Sullinger (foot) out for a while there is some late-round upside here for Bass. Give him a look but don't expect a lot. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:12 am
    • Motiejunas plays 21 minutes in loss to Mavs
      Donatas Motiejunas scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds and one assists over 21 minutes in Friday's loss to the Mavs.

      Advice: Motie hasn't been great in his last few games and could easily be found on waiver wires in 12-team formats. But he has been pretty good this season and has a late-round valuation over the last month, so consider picking him up if he was dropped. He has at least a 2-3 week window with Dwight Howard out to cash in on. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:56 pm
    • Humphries (back) plays 18 minutes on Friday
      Kris Humphries (back) played 18 minutes on Friday, scoring seven points on 3-of-5 shooting with six rebounds and two assists.

      Advice: Humphries needs some help to maintain value in most standard leagues, and right now Nene (18 points, 25 minutes) is both upright and productive. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:23 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Det
    • Andrea Bargnani scores 11 points
      Andrea Bargnani scored 11 points against the Heat on Friday with six rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes.

      Advice: Believe it or not, he hasn't been hurt for three games in a row. He is basically just putting up points on awful efficiency, so Il Mago doesn't really have any fantasy magic left. If you're in a 50-team league, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:37 pm
    • Patterson has nice peripherals on Friday
      Patrick Patterson scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 22 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Patterson isn't flashy but he's doing just fine in fantasy leagues this season, returning top 50-75 value overall (9/8 cat) despite playing just 26.5 mpg. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:58 pm
    • Ajinca back to irrelevant with Davis back
      Alexis Ajinca managed just two points on 1-of-3 shooting with one rebound, one assist and one block in 10 minutes on Friday.

      Advice: Ajinca is back to irrelevant with the Pelicans frontcourt healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:01 pm
    • Kris Humphries (lower back) will play Friday
      Kris Humphries (lower back) is a go for Friday's game against the Cavs.

      Advice: He'll be backing up Nene tonight, and as long as Washington's starting frontcourt of Nene and Marcin Gortat is intact, Humphries won't be worth using in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:36 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Det
    • Mitch McGary has another quiet game
      Mitch McGary had another awful game against the Mavericks on Thursday, making 2-of-5 from the field and missing both free throws for four points, three rebounds, one steal and two turnovers.

      Advice: He had no offensive rebounds in this game and only had a 6.7 offensive rebounding rate in his last game. It was obvious his 26.2 offensive rebounding rate in the first four games of his career was not sustainable and McGary might not even be part of the rotation with Enes Kanter around. Drop him basically everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:32 pm
    • Brandon Bass staying put?
      Brandon Bass is expected to stay put with the Celtics unless he pushes for a buyout.

      Advice: He's likely going to see major minutes with Kelly Olynyk (ankle) and Jared Sullinger (leg) out for Friday. Bass doesn't have a huge ceiling, but he should get enough playing time to accrue enough points and boards for most fantasy owners. There are still a lot of better adds from today, so he's not a must-add player or anything. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:33 pm
    • Nuggets officially sign Joffrey Lauvergne
      Nuggets sign PF/C Joffrey Lauvergne.

      Advice: It's believed to be a three-year deal and Lauvergne could get some playing time down the stretch, especially with JaVale McGee no longer in Denver. He's an intriguing prospect with good shooting range, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect value from him as a rookie. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:50 pm
    • Kris Humphries expects to play Friday
      Kris Humphries (lower back) expects to play against the Cavaliers on Friday.

      Advice: Humphries was unable to play in the Wizards' last game before the All-Star break, but he said he should be good for Friday's game. While Humphries' return will help bolster the Wizards' frontcourt, his season averages of 8.2 rebounds and 6.8 rebounds keep him from being a player who should be owned in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:57 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Det
    • Joel Embiid seen taking shots at practice
      Joel Embiid (foot) was taking mid-range shots and working on his inside moves during practice on Thursday.

      Advice: While Embiid is unlikely to play during the 2014-15 season, this is good news for the 20-year-old's dynasty owners as he's been steadily progressing through his rehab. Despite the good news for owners in dynasty leagues, fantasy owners in standard leagues can continue to leave the big man on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:45 am
       
      Injured
    • Andrea Bargnani will have to score more?
      Phil Jackson said the Knicks may need Andrea Bargnani to score more.

      Advice: Oh boy. Bargnani has been a disaster this season. He has a very high usage rate of 27.8 on the season, but he's only made 36.4 percent from the field and we all know about his "defense" recently. The Knicks are going to need all the help they can get, but fantasy owners can leave Bargnani on the wire due to his ineffective play and injury risk. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:25 pm
    • Bismack Biyombo out for a few games
      Bismack Biyombo (knee) will be out for at least a few games due to a knee bruise.

      Advice: The Hornets don't need Biyombo nearly as much with Al Jefferson healthy. With Bizzy B out, Jason Maxiell will play a little more off the bench. Both players can be ignored in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:50 am
    • Bismack Biyombo will have an MRI on Sat.
      Bismack Biyombo will have another MRI on his knee on Saturday.

      Advice: He has been sidelined since Jan. 24 and there is still no known timetable for his return. We should know more after his MRI on Saturday, so be sure to check back for updates. Outside of owners in deeper leagues who are desperate for blocks, Biyombo can be left on the wire, while Jason Maxiell will continue picking up his reserve minutes behind Al Jefferson. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:20 am
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