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    • Jefferson ties season-high with 16 points
      Richard Jefferson tied a season-high with 16 points in Monday's win over the Pelicans, hitting 5-of-6 shots (2-of-2 3PTs, 4-of-4 FTs) with five rebounds and one block in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Both the Chandler boys are day-to-day with their injuries and the return of either of them will probably kill any value that Jefferson has. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:23 pm
    • Aminu quiet but grabs four steals in win
      Al-Farouq Aminu was quiet in Monday's win, scoring just two points with two rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes, but did manage to have four steals to somewhat save his night.

      Advice: Aminu has been a top 75-85 player for his last 15 games and a top 100-130 (9/8 cat) player over his last 30 games. This dud isn't going to do anything great for his perceived value and maybe this ride is ending for owners, but if you owned him for the last two months you were certainly doing so at a profit. Clearly for that size of a sample his value isn't really attached to the whims of injury absences and the like. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:20 pm
    • Ajinca double-doubles with a steal and block
      Alexis Ajinca kept his foot on the gas with Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson out on Monday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting with 12 rebounds, one steal and one block in 25 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Ajinca has paid off with top-50 value over the last two weeks and with the Pelicans' durability issues he has a sneaky shot at finishing the year strong. There have been vague reports not necessarily altering Davis' 1-2 week timeline from about seven days ago, but we'll be watching closely to see if Ajinca can survive his return. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:09 pm
    • P.J. Tucker goes off for 20 points, 14 boards
      P.J. Tucker scored 20 points with 14 boards, three assists and one 3-pointer against the Heat on Monday.

      Advice: He crashed the boards all night and played a team-high 41 minutes tonight. Following the game, coach Jeff Hornacek said after the game that his team is "soft" and the Suns "look like a high school team." Tucker is not soft at all and those quotes suggest he is a lock for minutes in the upper 30s. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:18 pm
    • James Johnson scores just four points in W
      James Johnson scored four points with one rebound, one assist, one steal and two blocks against the 76ers during a 114-103 win on Monday.

      Advice: It was a far cry from his big 14-point, three-block game on Saturday, but the defense was still there. Johnson is such a stud on defense and he still has 26.8 minutes per game over his last five, averaging 8.6 points, 3.6 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.0 steals on 62.5 percent from the field. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:11 pm
    • Jerami Grant plays 29 minutes, scores four
      Jerami Grant scored just four points with two rebounds, four assists and one block in 27 minutes against the Raptors on Monday during a 114-103 loss.

      Advice: The playing time was there, but Grant just couldn't hit any of his four open 3-pointers. He had a ton of highlights tonight: Grant stuffed Terrence Ross on a jam, had a sweet offensive board and follow slam, and had a couple very nice dimes. Just keep an eye on him for now. Robert Covington (elbow) could play Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:42 pm
    • JaKarr Sampson, Henry Sims starting for PHI
      JaKarr Sampson and Henry Sims will start for the 76ers on Monday against the Raptors.

      Advice: In his previous 15 starts, Sampson averaged just 6.7 points, 2.5 boards, 1.1 assists and 1.0 steals in 19.4 minutes, so it's hard to get excited about him getting the nod tonight. However, Jerami Grant will likely see a big increase in playing time. Robert Covington (elbow) is out tonight and he was benched for much of last week's game against the Bucks, which allowed Grant to play a career-high 33 minutes. If you're looking to invest on somebody on the Philly wing (a $50 bill maybe?), it makes sense to go with Grant. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:38 pm
    • Nick Young is questionable for Tuesday
      Nick Young (knee) is questionable to play against the Hornets.

      Advice: He's been out for three games with swelling in his left knee, which was a problem for him earlier this season. Young has also been in the news for his off-the-court comments regarding his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. Young can be left on the wire in most leagues while his possible return may hurt Wes Johhson, Jeremy Lin and Wayne Ellington the most. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:06 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jared Dudley ready to roll for Tuesday night
      Jared Dudley (knee) will play against the Nuggets on Tuesday.

      Advice: He missed Saturday due to some soreness in his knee cap and looks to be in the clear. Interestingly, every fantasy owner's favorite headache, Ersan Ilyasova, stepped up while Dudley was down, so that is the major fantasy implication here. While Dudley isn't worth owning, it'll be interesting to see what happens with Ghostface Ilya. Dudley isn't worth owning in most leagues while Ilyasova is worth a look -- add at your own risk of course. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:25 am
       
      Injured
    • Tony Snell is expected to pick up minutes
      Tony Snell is expected to pick up minutes with the Jimmy Butler (elbow) injury.

      Advice: The Bulls have to replace the NBA's leader in minutes per game, so it won't be a one-man job. However, Snell's improvements have been undeniable lately. In his last 17 games, he's increased his usage rate to 16.2, which is up from 11.2 in his first 33. Also, he's been on fire in his last 10, posting a 72.7 effective field goal percentage. If you're looking for more of sure thing, Snell is a fantastic add in all standard leagues. If you really want to swing for the fences, Nikola Mirotic is possibly the better add. To be clear, both players should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:59 am
    • Kris Humphries still dealing w/ groin issues
      Kris Humprhies (groin) is still unable to move laterally.

      Advice: Humphries missed Saturday's game against the Pistons, his second consecutive on the sidelines. It doesn't sound like he's all that close to a return, meaning Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin will earn extra minutes behind Marcin Gortat and Nene. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:12 am
       
      Injured
    • Henry Walker expected to get second 10-day
      The Heat are expected to sign Henry Walker ot a second 10-day contract, sources told Real GM.

      Advice: No surprise here. Bill.I.Am has made an impression during his short stint in Miami, and he'll continue to get a ton of opportunity with Chris Bosh out for the season and the Heat paper-thin behind Hassan Whiteside in the frontcourt. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:11 am
    • Rodney Hood still on minutes limit for now
      Rodney Hood (foot) remains on a minutes limit for the time being.

      Advice: Hood is limited to 10 minutes per half as he works his way back from extended foot issues, and it's not clear when that restriction may be lifted. Elijah Millsap will continue to play extended minutes while Hood works his way back into form. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:00 am
    • Elijah Millsap draws praise from Quin Snyder
      Coach Quin Snyder recently heaped praise all over rookie Elijah Millsap.

      Advice: "There’s things that Elijah does that makes us a better team," Snyder said. "I think he shoots the ball maybe better than any of us thought when he first got here, just his ability to hit a spot-up shot." Snyder added that Millsap has to learn how to better balance plays for himself vs. plays for his teammates, but he's clearly established himself as a key part of Snyder's rotation and is averaging over 25 minutes per game since the All-Star break concluded. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:58 am
    • Marreese Speights a healthy DNP-CD Sunday
      Marreese Speights was a healthy DNP-CD vs. the Celtics on Sunday.

      Advice: Boston went very small with their second unit, deploying Jonas Jerebko at center, so the matchups didn't favor Speights at all. He's averaging just 13 minutes over Golden State's past 10 games and has no fantasy upside while Andrew Bogut, David Lee and Draymond Green are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:54 pm
    • Tony Snell hits three more 3-pointers on Sun.
      Tony Snell scored 10 of his 13 points during the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Clippers, adding three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two assists and three turnovers through 33 minutes of action.

      Advice: Snell was forced into action when Jimmy Butler went down with an elbow injury early in the third quarter, but he's been playing well lately, averaging 13.6 points and 2.7 three-pointers during the month of February. With Butler's status for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards uncertain at this point, Snell is worth a speculative add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:37 pm
    • Al-Farouq Aminu scores 12 points
      Al-Farouq Aminu filled it up against the Nets on Saturday with 12 points, five rebounds, two assists, four steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers on 4-of-4 from the field.

      Advice: He finally turned it around tonight. Aminu had a big chance to put up numbers while the Mavs were without the Chandlers, but his chance to step up is likely dwindling with both guys close to a return. If he's still on the wire, he should probably stay there. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:11 pm
    • James Johnson scores 16 points, blocks three
      James Johnson scored 14 points against the Knicks during a 103-98 loss on Saturday with seven rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He's arguably the most valuable player on the Raptors for fantasy value right now. In his last five, Johnson averaged 13.2 points, 4.4 boards 1.2 assists, 2.2 blocks and 1.6 steals on 63.3 percent from the field. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:37 pm
    • Henry Walker launches 11 treys
      Henry Walker made his first start of the season on Saturday with 10 points, two rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

      Advice: He attempted 11 treys from behind the arc and coach Erik Spoelstra clearly wants to have him out there for spacing. Walker is actually on the radar in standard leagues and owners in deep leagues should give him a look, but he's still on a 10-day after all. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:14 pm
    • Jared Dudley (knee) out for Saturday
      Jared Dudley (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

      Advice: X-rays were negative on his kneecap and he appears to be day-to-day. However, it's tough to gauge how much time he is going to miss because Dudley did have an issue with his kneecap last year. He can be dropped in most leagues. Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless likely get most of Dudley's minutes. Ilyasova is worth a look in standard leagues and we'll let you know how he does tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:45 pm
       
      Injured
    • Henry Walker to start, Udonis Haslem to bench
      Henry Walker will start at power forward against the Hawks with Udonis Haslem coming off the bench.

      Advice: With Chris Andersen out, Haslem needs to play backup center for the Heat tonight. Walker has been on a roll lately and he's quickly already climbing into the conversation for 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:17 pm
    • Kris Humphries will miss Saturday's game
      Kris Humphries (groin) will miss Saturday's game against the Pistons.

      Advice: This will be his second consecutive game out of the lineup. With Humphries out, the Wizards will look to Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin to step up behind Nene and Marcin Gortat. Most owners in fantasy leagues can monitor this situation from the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:22 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young (knee) out again on Sunday
      Nick Young (knee) will not play against the Thunder on Sunday.

      Advice: He is still dealing with swelling in his knee and the fact that the Lakers ruled him out a day before the game suggests he could miss Tuesday against the Hornets. Wayne Ellngton had a great second half on Friday while Jeremy Lin is finally starting to put some good games together, averaging 16.3 points, 2.0 boards, 4.3 assists and 0.8 treys in his last four. Young can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:36 pm
       
      Injured
    • Hood posts versatile line off the bench
      Rodney Hood scored 14 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 5-of-8 shots (including three treys) with two rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 20 minutes.

      Advice: Hood has flashed a handful of versatile lines but otherwise been a 3-point shooter. If he can keep this up it'll go a long way toward establishing some fantasy value, because he's unlikely to get the volume to hold standard league value otherwise. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:50 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
      Saturday, 12:38 am
    • Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on knee
      Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on his knee following Friday's game.

      Advice: He said he is dealing with some problems with his kneecap, which bothered him last season. Dudley hasn't played well lately and has clearly been passed by Khris Middleton. If he's out, more minutes will go to Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:54 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young officially out for Friday
      Nick Young (knee) will not play against the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: He was essentially ruled out on Thursday and he is likely going to miss games. Young is in the news most of the time for leading the league in shoekeepers and keeping his right arm tattoo-free strictly for buckets. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:01 pm
       
      Injured
    • 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
      Friday, 2:38 pm
       
      Injured
    • Scott still doesn't expect Nick Young to play
      Coach Byron Scott said he does not expect Nick Young (knee) to play against the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: He is technically questionable, but there has been nothing to suggest he is going to play. With Young out, we'll see more of Jeremy Lin in the second unit with Wes Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson all expected to score more, too. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:32 am
       
      Injured
    • 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
      Friday, 9:16 am
       
      Injured
    • Not Untucked: P.J. Tucker has solid game
      P.J Tucker picked up big minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, one block and one turnover.

      Advice: He played 35 minutes and coach Jeff Hornacek put him in the unenviable position of guarding Russ Westbrook down the stretch. Tucker is racking up stats right now and he's getting consistent minutes, so he should be viewed as a must-own player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:57 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) says he will not play Fri.
      Nick Young (knee) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and said that he will not play Friday vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: "I don’t think it’s serious," said Lakers coach Byron Scott of Young's knee injury. "But it’s serious enough that he might miss another game or two. I know it’s getting better and the swelling is going down." If Young does indeed sit out on Friday, Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson, and Jeremy Lin will all see some increased opportunity on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:40 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jerami Grant returned to action on Wednesday February 25. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:29 pm
    • Elijah Millsap scores career-high 17 in loss
      Elijah Millsap came off the bench to hit 5-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for a career-high 17 points and seven rebounds against the Lakers on Wednesday.

      Advice: Millsap's rise contributed to the fall of Joe Ingles (zero points), but we're guessing Millsap won't do this again anytime soon. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:09 pm
    • P.J. Tucker putting up big numbers
      P.J. Tucker's hot streak continued on Wednesday with 12 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one block and five steals in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He has been logging a lot of playing time at power forward now and his minutes are among the safest on the team. In his last five, Tucker averaged 14.6 points, 8.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 2.2 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.5 treys on 47.3 percent from the field and 81.3 percent from the line. He's worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:04 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
    • Tony Snell plays 28 minutes vs. Hornets
      Tony Snell logged 28 minutes off the bench against the Hornets on Wednesday with 10 points, three rebounds and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Mike Dunleavy played just 20 minutes and still has a cap on his playing time, so it's hard to be too excited about this line from Snell. However, he's likely going to benefit from the Derrick Rose (knee) injury. Snell is still only worth a look in deep leagues despite playing extremely well in the past week. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:15 pm
    • Jerami Grant plays career-high 33 minutes
      Jerami Grant played a career-high 33 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday with 10 points, two rebounds, two blocks, two steals, two 3-pointers and a career-high four assists.

      Advice: He started the second half for Robert Covington, but this is unlikely to stick with Covington likely just benched for this game. Grant is making a charge for minutes and he would have played a lot more on Sunday had he not suffered a back injury. He is capable of filling it up in several categories, averaging 1.0 blocks, 0.7 treys and 0.6 steals in just 18.7 minutes per game this season. He's worth a look in 14-team leagues, especially for points leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:02 pm
    • Al-Farouq Aminu disappears in loss to Hawks
      Al-Farouq Aminu played 27 minutes off the bench Wednesday, but hit just 1-of-7 shots for two points and five rebounds.

      Advice: He's had a couple nice games recently, but owners who have rolled the dice on him have also had to suffer through three duds. It all equals out to 7.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks on 35 percent shooting over his last five games, which just isn't very helpful. And if he can't get it done with Dirk Nowitzki struggling, and Rajon Rondo, Tyson Chandler and Amare Stoudemire in street clothes, the future doesn't look to promising for his consistency. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:57 pm
    • Richard Jefferson scores 10 in loss to Hawks
      Richard Jefferson hit 3-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, four rebounds and an assist in Wednesday's loss at Atlanta.

      Advice: RJ has barely hit double digits in three straight games and is currently starting for Chandler Parsons (ankle), but he's just not doing enough to help fantasy owners much. And with Parsons due back sooner than later, the clock is ticking on RJ being relevant. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:47 pm
    • Henry Walker hits 3-of-13 shots in 33 minutes
      Henry Walker came off the bench and played 33 minutes in Wednesday's overtime win, but hit just 3-of-13 shots and 2-of-11 3-pointers for 10 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: The minutes were there, but his shot wasn't. If the Heat are going to keep giving him minutes, and it looks like they plan to, he's probably worth a flier in deep leagues. He played 21 minutes and scored 11 in his Heat debut on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:30 pm
    • 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
    • Jerami Grant (back) expected to play on Wed
      Jerami Grant (back) is expected to play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

      Advice: He will go through warmups and the team will hopefully update his status. Grant would likely benefit from K.J. McDaniels being shipped to Houston and he could consistently get minutes in the mid 20s. He doesn't shoot the ball well enough to be a factor in standard leagues, but he is an interesting guy in DFS with his cheap price. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:39 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) will not play vs. the Jazz
      Nick Young (knee) will not play vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is coming off a 19-point performance vs. the Celtics on Sunday, so it's a shame that he is going to have to sit this one out. The good news is that an MRI taken on his knee came back negative, but head coach Byron Scott said that Young was still dealing with some swelling. Consider Young day-to-day for now, and expect Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson and Jeremy Lin to all see increased opportunities with Young on the shelf. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:36 am
       
      Injured
    • Al-Farouq Aminu grabs 12 boards w/ two blocks
      Al-Farouq Aminu tied his season-high with 12 rebounds in 28 minutes vs. Toronto on Tuesday, adding one steal, two blocks, and nine points on 4-of-9 shooting.

      Advice: Aminu has always had intriguing per-minute stats and that's never been more obvious than this season with Dallas. On a per-36-minute basis he's posting 11.6 points, 1.0 threes, 8.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.9 blocks. Those are solid stats by any measure and he's worth deploying now that he's settled into a 25-minute role off Rick Carlisle's bench. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:37 pm
    • Marreese Speights scores 16 pts in 15 minutes
      Marreese Speights was back in double-digits on Tuesday, making 6-of-12 shots off the bench to finish with 16 points, two boards, one assist and two turnovers in just 15 minutes.

      Advice: Speights has blocked one shot total since Jan. 23, and he was averaging a mere 5.3 points in a negligible role over Golden State's previous three games. He's prone to random offensive eruptions but isn't a viable fantasy player with Andrew Bogut and David Lee both healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:38 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) doesn't practice Tuesday
      Nick Young (knee) did not participate during Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: An MRI taken on Young's knee came back negative, but with him sitting out of Tuesday's practice, he looks to be on the doubtful side of questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Utah. If he's unable to go, there will be more minutes for guys like Jeremy Lin, Wes Johnson, and Wayne Ellington. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:55 pm
       
      Injured
    • Tucker double-doubles in loss to BOS
      P.J. Tucker double-doubled in Monday's loss, putting up 13 and 12 with two steals in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Tucker hit 4-of-10 shots (no threes) from the field and all five of his free throws, building off a solid 20-point outing from Saturday. He's hard to trust, but perhaps the changes in Phoenix will break in his favor and one way or another he's worth a hard look right now. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 10:00 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
      Feb 23, 9:12 pm
    • James Johnson scores 15 points vs. Pelicans
      James Johnson kept things rolling along with 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting, five rebounds, one block and one triple over 35 minutes in another start on Monday against the Pelicans.

      Advice: Johnson has been producing at a mid-round level for a couple of weeks now and it's possible the Raptors have realized he needs to play more. Minutes have been his only problem this season but for now he should be owned in most standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 9:05 pm
    • Tony Snell scores 20 points in blowout win
      Tony Snell scored 20 points in the Bulls' blowout win on Monday, hitting 7-of-11 shots (including four threes) with two rebounds, one steal and one block in 31 minutes.

      Advice: Snell has gained the confidence of Tom Thibodeau, at least for now, and he'll be in the rotation going forward. Whether or not he can float consistent fantasy value when the Bulls are at full strength is another question. He has been a top-100 player or better over the last month, but we're not going to bet our houses that he continues to shoot 55.7 percent much longer. If anything, a cold storm's a comin'. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 8:35 pm
    • Dudley goes scoreless on Monday vs. Bulls
      Jared Dudley was demoted to a bench role on Monday and missed all four of his shot attempts, finishing with no points as the Bulls had no mercy on his soul.

      Advice: Dudley managed two steals, one board and one assist and he has been slowly trending down over the past week. After a night like this, owners have to be thinking about a drop and if there's any slightly better than average free agent it's an easy call. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 7:40 pm
       
      Injured
    • Henry Walker scores 11 points
      Henry Walker made his season debut on Monday with 11 points, one rebound and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

      Advice: It was his first game since 2012 and he looked pretty good out there. Walker had a sweet dunk driving down the lane and hit a couple treys in the first quarter. He's only on a 10-day deal, but he could get another 10-day based on tonight. He's not worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 7:06 pm
    • MRI negative on Nick Young (left knee)
      The MRI on Nick Young's left knee came back negative and he is listed as questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has some swelling in his knee for the second time in 2015. Young didn't need to miss any games the last time his knee swelled up on him, so this is just a day-to-day issue. If he doesn't play, his minutes will be distributed to about four other players. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 4:35 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jerami Grant (back) out, Mbah a Moute in
      Jerami Grant (back) will not play against the Heat and Luc Mbah a Moute (personal) will play.

      Advice: Grant suffered the injury on Sunday and should be considered day-to-day. Mbah a Moute was playing well before his Sunday absence and he should get minutes. With Grant and Jason Richardson (knee) out, Hollis Thompson and JaKarr Sampson should play a little more. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 3:15 pm
    • Jerami Grant (back) questionable for Monday
      Jerami Grant (back) is questionable to play against the Heat on Monday.

      Advice: He suffered the injury yesterday, which was too bad considering he was looking at extended minutes with Luc Mbah a Moute out. If Grant doesn't play, there should be more playing time for JaKarr Sampson and Hollis Thompson. Plus, Henry Sims should play more because Nerlens Noel will likely play more power forward and Robert Covington also playing more on the wing. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 12:27 pm
    • Nick Young doesn't practice, may have MRI
      Nick Young (swollen left knee) did not practice on Monday and may have an MRI following a doctor visit.

      Advice: His knee swelled up on him Monday morning after playing well on Sunday. Young did have a right knee soreness back in January, so this could be some sort of an aggravation. Should Swaggy miss time, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin, Ryan Kelly and Wes Johnson will step up. Johnson and Lin are probably the best players to speculatively grab depending on what you need. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 12:10 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young scores 19 point off Lakers' bench
      Nick Young scored 19 points vs. Boston on Sunday, making 5-of-9 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs with three 3-pointers in his highest-scoring game since Jan. 19.

      Advice: Young added one rebound, one assist, one steal and a rare block during 26 minutes off L.A.'s bench, and his lackluster supporting stats are a big reason why he can't be relied upon in typical fantasy leagues. He was reportedly 15 minutes late to practice but the Lakers haven't confirmed it and he shouldn't face any punishment for Wednesday's game in Utah. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 10:27 pm
       
      Injured
    • Richard Jefferson double-doubles in start
      Richard Jefferson started in place of Chandler Parsons (ankle) on Sunday night against the Hornets and did not disappoint with 10 points, 10 boards, four assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: Jefferson turned back the clock tonight and even posterized Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with a vicious dunk, though it was called back as an offensive foul (follow the link below to watch it). Regardless, Jefferson showed that he still has some gas left in the tank, and with Parsons expected to miss at least the next two games, owners in deeper leagues should give him a look. In four previous starts this season, Jefferson averaged 12.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 3-pointers in 28.3 minutes per game, so hopefully he keeps it rolling against the Raptors on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 7:07 pm
    • Jerami Grant exits Sunday w/ bruised back
      Jerami Grant (lower back contusion) will not return to Sunday's game.

      Advice: He took a hard fall in the first half and may have also hurt his left knee, but he was initially slated to return and fortunately the injuries don't sound serious. Grant has sneaky upside for 3-pointers and defensive stats, but he can't be relied upon while his minutes are fluctuating in a bench role. JaKarr Sampson and Hollis Thompson should gain the most if Grant can't suit up vs. the Heat on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 4:34 pm
    • Richard Jefferson will start vs. Charlotte
      Richard Jefferson will start in place of Chandler Parsons (ankle) for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: While it's Jefferson who gets the nod with the first unit, Al-Farouq Aminu will likely be the primary beneficiary in Parson's absence and is worth a look in deeper leagues with Parsons out for the next three games. In four previous starts this season, Jefferson averaged 12.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 3-pointers in 28.3 minutes per game, so give him a look if those numbers appeal to you. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 4:22 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
      Feb 22, 3:37 pm
       
      Injured
    • James Johnson goes bonkers in loss
      James Johnson was the lone bright spot against the Rockets on Saturday, making 10-of-16 from the field for 27 points with five rebounds, four steals and four blocks in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Unless coach Dwane Casey has something against NBA players with black belts, he is running out of excuses to play Johnson. Clearly, Lou Williams not playing tonight was a factor and the matchup was right for Johnson tonight. He has such a ridiculous upside with the Raptors this season due to his 61.4 percent from the field, so it's extremely tough to leave him on the wire. Plus, Terrence Ross can't get out of his own way. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 9:25 pm
    • P.J. Tucker scores 20 points in 26 minutes
      P.J. Tucker scored a season-high 20 points against the Bulls on Saturday with six rebounds, one assist, three steals and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: The Suns do not have the same potency on offense and it's led to Tucker being more involved. That factor should help his chances to score, especially considering he's logged 32 minutes per game in his previous nine games. He won't win you a league, but he's a sneaky top 125-150 guy to own. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 8:07 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
      Feb 21, 7:43 pm
    • Millsap goes for nine and seven with three 3s
      Elijah Millsap was productive in 26 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring nine points on 3-of-7 shooting (3-of-6 from deep) with seven rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: Millsap just won't fade away but he'll face new challenges from Rodney Hood (10 minutes) and some of his other teammates didn't play their projected load of minutes tonight, either. He's just a borderline value in 12-team leagues at best over his last four games, and trending downward he's only worth a look in 14-16 team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:42 am
    • Jared Dudley plays 41 minutes
      Jared Dudley played 41 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday during an 89-81 win, scoring 11 points with eight boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: With Ghostface Ilya (illness) continuing to be an anti-Ironman, Dudley picked up some extra run. Dudley's numbers aren't great this month, averaging 10.7 points, 2.9 boards, 2.1 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.0 treys on 52.8 percent from the field. He's still a low-end guy to own for those who missed out on the wave of pickups from this week. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:34 am
       
      Injured
    • Hood (foot) gets back on the floor on Friday
      Rodney Hood (foot) got back on the floor on Friday, logging 10 minutes with six points and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: In context this is a solid return for him but there's not a lot of upside given his deficient stat-set for standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:33 am
    • Aminu sets season-highs with 17 and 12
      Al-Farouq Aminu set season-highs in scoring (17) and rebounding (12) on Friday, and also added a block and 3-pointer in 30 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Aminu has been a top 50-60 asset over the last 15 games and that was good enough to be owned across the board before Chandler Parsons' ankle injury. Parsons will have an MRI on Saturday and it's not necessarily serious, but any time off would only boost Aminu's already rising stock. The concerns over Aminu's checkered past in fantasy leagues are fizzling with every solid night. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:07 am
    • 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
      Feb 20, 11:23 pm
       
      Injured
    • Johnson steals two, blocks two vs. Hawks
      James Johnson scored seven points on 3-of-4 shooting with four rebounds, two steals and two blocks over 19 minutes in Friday's road win over the Hawks.

      Advice: This is a James Johnson line if we've seen one, though he didn't knock in a lonely three. Minutes are a problem but production is not right now, so go ahead and ride him while he's hot. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:09 pm
    • Tony Snell comes back to Earth
      Tony Snell played just 15 minutes against the Pistons on Friday with two points, one rebound and one block.

      Advice: Jimmy Butler is back and so is Kirk Hinrich, so Snell's playing time is going to be sparse. It was nice to see him turn in a couple 20-point games in his previous two, but he can be cut almost everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:41 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
      Feb 20, 9:01 pm
    • Jerami Grant scores 16 points off bench
      Jerami Grant scored 16 points off the bench on Friday against the Pacers with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

      Advice: You could make an argument that the 76ers wouldn't have traded K.J. McDaniels if they didn't have confidence in Grant here. He was very quiet heading into the break, but the Philly haphazard play has led to some nice block and steal totals. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 8:19 pm
    • Rodney Hood (foot) will play Friday vs. POR
      Rodney Hood (foot) will suit up for Friday's game against Portland, but he will be on a minutes restriction.

      Advice: With averages of just 4.4 points and 0.7 three-pointers per game as a reserve, Hood can't be viewed as a viable asset in most leagues. He may be worth a look in deep leagues as a 3-point specialist when he returns to the starting lineup, but for now, it's safe to leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 4:32 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
      Feb 20, 3:36 pm
       
      Injured
    • James Johnson starting again on Friday
      James Johnson will start against the Hawks on Friday.

      Advice: It'll be his third start in a row. Johnson is capable of putting up huge numbers, but he is not a lock for 20 minutes right now. Although, he could be a nice matchup tonight and may guard Paul Millsap as the game goes on. Keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 3:16 pm
    • Henry Walker not available for Heat Friday
      Henry Walker (formerly known as Bill Walker) will not play for the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: He's joining the Heat on a 10-day contract, but won't play tonight. With Chris Bosh also out of action for Miami, look for a heavy dose of Hassan Whiteside, Udonis Haslem, Luol Deng, James Ennis and Chris Andersen. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:37 am
    • Report: Heat sign Henry Walker to 10-day deal
      The Heat have reportedly signed swingman Henry Walker (former Bill Walker) to a 10-day contract.

      Advice: Miami currently has two open roster spots following Thursday's trade that netted them the Dragic brothers, however, Walker has been out of the NBA since the 2011-12 season, and he's extremely unlikely to offer any fantasy value to any teams. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 7:17 am
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