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    • Nikola Mirotic scores 26 points in 34 minutes
      Nikola Mirotic scored 26 points against the Thunder on Thursday with eight rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He actually didn't play great tonight, making just 5-of-15 from the field. However, he attacked the basket and made 14-of-16 from the line, which launched his usage rate to 30.7 tonight. Mirotic has clearly earned his playing time and he's now scored at least 23 points in each of his last three. In that span, Mirotic averaged 26.0 points, 8.3 boards, 1.3 blocks, 2.3 treys and a 32.3 usage rate. He obviously has to be owned in every league. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:16 pm
    • Enes Kanter has been quiet with OKC
      Enes Kanter made just 2-of-6 from the field against the Bulls on Thursday with six points, six boards, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He's actually been better on defense, but the production just isn't there because he's not a big part of the offense right now. In his last two games, Kanter averaged just 7.0 points, 5.5 boards and 0.5 blocks. He's not worth owning in standard leagues and it's only going to get worse when Kevin Durant (foot) returns. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:51 pm
    • MItch McGary doesn't score in two minutes
      Mitch McGary didn't score in two minutes with one board against the Bulls on Thursday.

      Advice: He has a good game on occasion, but there are just too many duds like this one. McGary has three scoreless games in his last five and obviously the Enes Kanter deal crippled his value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:42 pm
    • Report: MN claims Justin Hamilton off waivers
      The Timberwolves have reportedly claimed F/C Justin Hamilton off waivers.

      Advice: Hamilton will add some depth to the Timberwolves' frontcourt, but with averages of just 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds per game, it's safe to leave him on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:14 pm
    • Kris Humphries (groin) ruled out for Friday
      Kris Humphries (groin) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. Miami.

      Advice: It will again be Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin splitting Humphries' reserve minutes, but neither guy can be viewed as a viable option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:03 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Mia
    • Alexis Ajinca double-doubles with AD
      Alexis Ajinca stepped up in his 23 minutes off the bench on Wednesday during an 88-85 win over the Pistons, scoring 10 points with 11 boards, two assists and one block.

      Advice: Apparently he's still going to get minutes because of Ryan Anderson (knee) being out. Ajinca has arguably been more consistent than Omer Asik and maybe he can play minutes in the 20-24 range. Give him a look in deeper leagues, but owners in standard leagues should be able to do better. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:16 pm
    • Ersan Ilyasova double-doubles for Bucks
      Ersan Ilyasova had 13 points, 10 rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers on 5-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: Dude has scored in double figures in six straight games and is averaging 14.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.8 3-pointers on 46 percent shooting over his last five games, making him worth a flier in any league. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:12 pm
    • Derrick Williams scores 11 in 19 minutes
      Derrick Williams came off the bench for 11 points, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: This was a pretty useless fantasy line, but he is coming on, scoring in double figures in three straight games. The scoring is nice, but is only averaging 1.4 rebounds and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:54 pm
    • Ed Davis double-doubles in loss to Heat
      Ed Davis had 14 points, 12 rebounds, three steals and a block on 7-of-10 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Heat.

      Advice: Davis has been rebounding the ball well, but his scoring is still suspect. He's averaging 10.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.8 blocks over his last five games, making him worth a look in many leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:22 pm
       
      Player Note
      Ed Davis LAL - PF,C
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Luc Mbah a Moute scores 18 points
      Luc Mbah a Moute made 6-of-21 from the field for 18 points with 14 rebounds, five assists and one turnover in 40 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday.

      Advice: Apparently Russell Westbrook rubbed off on him. He set a career high in field goal attempts tonight and more than doubled his season average of 9.8. He won't play this much when Robert Covington (elbow) returns, but he's still worth a look in standard leagues while he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:12 pm
    • Jerami Grant plays well in loss
      Jerami Grant played 28 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday with 14 points, two rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two 3-pointers on 2-of-7 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line.

      Advice: That's good for a 21.8 usage rate and he continues to earn minutes. Grant has been at 24 minutes or more in four of his last five, averaging 8.2 points, 3.2 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.2 treys on 33.3 percent from the field in those five. His numbers will likely dip a bit upon Robert Covington's return. Grant is worth a look in 16-team leagues, though. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:55 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Brandon Bass sees limited minutes in win
      Brandon Bass played just 18 minutes and finished with seven points and four rebounds on Wednesday.

      Advice: Kelly Olynyk was back, but played just seven minutes, so Bass's line is a bit concerning. Brad Stevens uses some interesting rotations, and Bass only had one foul tonight. As of tonight, he's no longer a reliable fantasy option, in our opinion. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:53 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani scores 25 points in 38 mins
      Andrea Bargnani scored a game-high 25 points during a 105-82 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He bounced back from scoring only three points on Tuesday. Bargnani has been somewhat consistent besides Tuesday, averaging 17.8 points, 5.0 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.4 steals and 0.8 treys in 29.6 minutes per game over his last five. He's worth owning in standard leagues with the lack of talent around him, but his fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting lines like this one most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:24 pm
    • JaKarr Sampson starts for Covington (elbow)
      JaKarr Sampson will earn another start on Wednesday with Robert Covington (elbow) on the sidelines.

      Advice: Sampson played only 21 minutes sans-Covington on Monday, and in 16 starts this year he's averaged 6.8 points, 0.6 threes, 2.5 boards, 1.3 assists and 1.1 steals in under 20 minutes per game. There's not enough upside to consider Sampson a source of temporary value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:40 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Aaron Gordon (ankle) cleared to go Wednesday
      Aaron Gordon (ankle) is available to play vs. Phoenix on Wednesday.

      Advice: Gordon has missed the past two games and he's dealt with nagging injuries for most of his rookie season, so the Magic aren't likely to give him heavy minutes in his return. Andrew Nicholson loses the most with Gordon in the rotation, though Channing Frye may also see a slight dip in playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:20 pm
    • Nikola Mirotic (left shoulder) is probable
      Nikola Mirotic (left shoulder) is probable to play against the Thunder on Thursday.

      Advice: He almost has to play given how thin the Bulls are and a probable tag basically means he's a near lock to play. The vast majority of his minutes came at power forward on Tuesday, but he did play some at small forward, which is encouraging for his outlook in the event Taj Gibson (ankle) returns before Jimmy Butler (elbow). Mirotic should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:58 am
    • Kris Humphries (left groin) doesn't practice
      Kris Humphries (groin) did not practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: It doesn't sound like he'll play on Friday against the Heat, but a lot could change in the next two days. Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin have filled in for most of his minutes, but are not worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:44 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Mia
    • Aaron Gordon (ankle) questionable for Wed.
      Aaron Gordon (ankle) was limited at practice on Tuesday, and he is considered questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: The rookie has missed the Magic's last two games, and they have absolutely no reason to rush him back before he is 100 percent. Gordon is averaging just 15.5 minutes per game this season, so he won't be a reliable option in almost any league until his role grows significantly. Leave Gordon on the wire and expect Channing Frye and Andrew Nicholson to soak up his minutes if he remains on the shelf for Wednesday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:06 am
    • Ersan Ilyasova scores team-high 21 points
      Ersan Ilyasova sank 9-of-15 shots including three 3-pointers vs. Denver, finishing Tuesday's loss with a team-high 21 points.

      Advice: He added three boards, two assists, one steal and one block with only one turnover in 30 minutes of action, and has come to life since re-entering Jason Kidd's starting lineup. The Bucks have lost momentum since the All-Star break, however, and tonight marked their third consecutive defeat. They'll have a tough time snapping the skid during Wednesday's road game vs. the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:01 pm
    • Nikola Mirotic stays hot w/ 23 pts, three 3s
      Nikola Mirotic came off Chicago's bench for 23 points, three 3-pointers, eight rebounds and one block in 32 minutes vs. the Wizards on Tuesday.

      Advice: Mirotic dropped 29 points on Sunday and is a must-own player while both Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler are on the sidelines. This is the first time Chicago's rookie has scored 20+ points in consecutive games, but he has a good chance to keep the streak going with a 32-minute role vs. the Thunder on Thursday. Double-check that Mirotic isn't still available on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:19 pm
    • Andre Bargnani gets zero REB, STL or BLK
      Andrea Bargnani played only 18 minutes during Tuesday's shellacking, finishing with three points on 1-of-4 shooting, three assists and zero rebounds, steals or blocks.

      Advice: This awful game is compounded by the Knicks' two-game slate this week. The only good news is that New York plays five times in Week 20, which gives Bargnani some upside as the team's purported offensive centerpiece. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:04 pm
    • Derrick Williams gets 17 points off SAC bench
      Derrick Williams came off the bench for 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting on Tuesday, making three 3-pointers with three boards, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Knicks' opponents are shooting a league-best 38.6 percent from downtown and it showed on Tuesday, as the Kings made a combined 10-of-18 triples in the easy road win. George Karl is still figuring out how to get "more consistent value" from Williams, but he also referred to him as "one of our more skilled players." Standard-league owners should keep a close eye on D-Will in case his role continues to grow during the Kings' final 24 games. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:52 pm
    • Brandon Bass leads Boston w/ 15 pts Tuesday
      Brandon Bass led the Celtics with 15 points on Tuesday, making 7-of-15 shots with five boards, one assist and three turnovers vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: He played 27 minutes, more than any player except Evan Turner (six points, seven assists), and the only other Celtic in double-digits was Isaiah Thomas (11 points). Bass is a sketchy fantasy option even with Kelly Olynyk (ankle) on the sidelines, but he and the Celtics should bounce back quickly on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:32 pm
    • Pelicans waive Justin Hamilton
      The Pelicans officially waived Justin Hamilton on Tuesday.

      Advice: Hamilton is averaging 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds on the season, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:18 pm
    • Kris Humphries (groin) out Tuesday vs. CHI
      Kris Humphries (groin) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin will continue to see extended minutes with Humphries unavailable, but they won't do enough statistically to matter in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:44 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Mia
    • Karl wants consistency from Derrick Williams
      Kings' head coach George Karl said that he would like to get more consistency from Derrick Williams.

      Advice: "Derrick is one of our more skilled players, and we’re trying to figure out how he fits with the team," Karl said. "I thought that he and Andre Miller had chemistry together [on Sunday]. As a coaching staff, we feel that we should try and get more out of him, and more consistent value." Williams was able to put up 18 points on Sunday, but was held to single digits in his previous three outings, including a zero-point performance vs. San Antonio. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:50 pm
    • Report: Pelicans to waive Justin Hamilton
      The Pelicans are expected to waive F/C Justin Hamilton, according to sources.

      Advice: Hamilton hasn't played a single game for the Pelicans since coming to New Orleans at the trade deadline, and he's never going to be a difference maker for an NBA team, so the move makes sense. While he may be able to hook on with another NBA team, he's not going to have any fantasy value wherever he lands. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:07 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
      Monday, 9:09 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
      Monday, 7:42 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • 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
      Monday, 2:38 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Nikola Mirotic is a must-add player
      Nikola Mirotic is expected to play more for the Bulls with the injuries to Jimmy Butler (elbow) and Taj Gibson (ankle).

      Advice: The entire season has been a wild ride for Mirotic. Whether or not coach Tom Thibodeau plays him at the three has been a tough subject to monitor. He played all of his minutes at small forward on Wednesday, but he only played two minutes at small forward in his last two games. Plus, don't forget the Bulls will also have to replace Jimmy's 21.6 usage rate along with his 38.9 minutes per game in the next 3-6 weeks while he's out. Regardless, MIrotic should be very attractive the next week or so without Taj Gibson. He should be owned in all leagues. Tony Snell's role is much, much clearer, which makes him the safer add right now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:06 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
      Monday, 10:12 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Mia
    • Mitch McGary vanishes w/ Enes Kanter healthy
      Mitch McGary, who scored 20 points on Friday, finished Sunday's win vs. the Lakers scoreless with only one rebound in 10 minutes.

      Advice: This is the norm for McGary, who has scored double-digit points in consecutive games just once all season (Feb. 8 and Feb. 9). We've seen what he can do when given extended playing time, but fantasy owners should avoid him while Enes Kanter and Serge Ibaka are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:08 pm
    • Enes Kanter (thigh) plays well in win at L.A.
      Enes Kanter (thigh bruise) returned from a one-game absence vs. the Lakers on Sunday, posting 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting with a game-high 15 rebounds and a season-high five assists.

      Advice: L.A. didn't have anyone to check Kanter in the paint so the short-handed Thunder wisely featured him in the post, and he racked up those impressive stats in under 30 minutes. The assists are striking since his previous season-high was three and he's averaging a mere 0.7 dimes per game. Unfortunately, Kanter again failed to record a steal or block and his fantasy value is restricted to scoring, rebounding and FG percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:06 pm
    • Luc Mbah a Moute struggles in 20-point defeat
      Luc Mbah a Moute scored four points on 2-of-7 shooting during 23 minutes of action on Sunday, as the Sixers lost by 20 points in Indiana.

      Advice: He added three rebounds and turned the ball over four times in a thoroughly disappointing performance, especially after his stat-stuffing game on Friday. With erratic production and consistently poor FG and FT percentages, there isn't much incentive to own Mbah a Moute outside of deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:36 pm
    • Derrick Williams scores 18 points in loss
      Derrick Williams matched his season-high with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting against the Blazers on Sunday, adding one rebound in 23 minutes.

      Advice: His role has been erratic at best under head coach George Karl, and he has averaged just 16.4 minutes per game since coach Karl took over. Until Williams earns a bigger role in Sacramento, he is going to be tough to own outside of the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:24 pm
    • Brandon Bass posts 15 & 12 w/ highlight dunk
      Brandon Bass threw down a vicious dunk over Andrew Bogut on Sunday, finishing the Celtics' tough loss with 15 points, 12 rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: The Celtics led this game by 26 points but let it slip away in the second half, eventually falling 101-106 to the Warriors. Bass made 6-of-12 shots and 3-of-4 free throws, and his highlight-reel dunk can be viewed via the link below. He's a solid player to own while Jared Sullinger (foot) and Kelly Olynyk (ankle) are both out of commission, but his role may soon dwindle with Olynyk nearing a return. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:44 pm
    • Enes Kanter (thigh bruise) active vs. Lakers
      Enes Kanter (thigh contusion) will play vs. the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: He was a game-time decision but his thigh responded well during warmups, so he'll return to the starting lineup with Nick Collison and Mitch McGary backing him up. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:33 pm
    • Nikola Mirotic scores career-high 29 points
      Nikola Mirotic was fantastic on Sunday, scoring a career-high 29 points on 11-of-23 shooting, to go with nine rebounds, two 3-pointers, one block, and two turnovers through 31 minutes of action.

      Advice: Taj Gibson (ankle) was seen leaving the arena in a walking boot, so it looks like Mirotic is going to get some additional time to produce for Chicago with Derrick Rose (knee) out, and Jimmy Butler's (elbow) status up in the air for Tuesday. What makes Mirotic's line even more impressive is that he was the only Bull to score a field goal during the entire fourth quarter, and he's well worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:54 pm
    • Enes Kanter (thigh) game-time decision Sunday
      Enes Kanter (thigh contusion) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: If Kanter is again unable to go on Sunday, Nick Collison would likely draw the start, but it's Mitch McGary who would become the most interesting play after putting up 20 points and nine rebounds during his last outing. Serge Ibaka will also be forced to log heavy minutes if Kanter is out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:26 pm
    • Aaron Gordon (ankle) out Sunday vs. Charlotte
      Aaron Gordon (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: With Gordon out, Channing Frye will likely see some extended minutes, and Moe Harkless will have the opportunity to enter the rotation. Frye will draw a favorable matchup against the Hornets, but his struggles with consistency throughout the season makes him a risky play in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:36 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani scores 19 points vs. Raptors
      Andrea Bargnani scored 19 points in a big win over the Raptors on Saturday with three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Take that, Masai Ujiri! Kidding aside, Bargnani seems to have his role as the primary scorer in the first unit. Although, there really isn't going to be much besides the scoring. He's worth a look in points leagues, but owners in standard leagues can probably shoot for a higher upside. Il Mago also disappears a lot because of injuries. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:44 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
      4:00 pm vs Mia
    • Ilyasova drops 17 and 12 onto the Lakers
      Ersan Ilyasova scored 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting (1-of-4 3PTs, 6-of-8 FTs) with 12 rebounds and one steal in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

      Advice: Ilyasova has been a top 70-100 value (9/8 cat) in his last four games, a sample that has more or less been his ceiling this season. Perhaps he's ready to turn over a new leaf, but realistically he can't be considered more than a flier pickup until he shows us a bit more. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:42 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
    • 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
      Friday, 11:31 pm
    • Mirotic plays 19 minutes despite Taj's injury
      Nikola Mirotic played just 19 minutes despite Taj Gibson (ankle) playing just nine minutes in Friday's game, finishing with eight points on 2-of-9 shooting, four rebounds, three assists and a block.

      Advice: Mirotic had a nice line on Monday with Gibson out due to an illness, but tonight showed how Tom Thibodeau doesn't fully trust him yet. Mike Dunleavy and Tony Snell got the bulk of the extra minutes tonight, but if Gibson misses any time then Mirotic's explosive fantasy game might see the light, regardless. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:18 pm
    • 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
      Friday, 10:45 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
      Friday, 9:36 pm
    • Enes Kanter (thigh) out on Friday night
      Enes Kanter (thigh contusion) will not play against the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: He must have suffered the injury against the Suns on Thursday and it's unclear if he'll need to miss more games. Nick Collison will get the start, but Mitch McGary is the most interesting player here. Kanter should see his numbers decrease with his new team. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:08 pm
    • 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
      Friday, 3:14 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
      Friday, 2:38 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Mia
    • 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
      4:00 pm vs Mia
    • Aaron Gordon (ankle) ruled out for Friday
      Aaron Gordon (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: With Gordon sidelined, Channing Frye will see a healthy heaping of minutes. However, with season averages of just 7.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.9 three-pointers per game, Frye can't be viewed as anything more than a 3-point specialist in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:39 am
    • Enes Kanter scores 18 with six boards in loss
      Enes Kanter scored 18 points with six boards, one assist and one block in 37 minutes on Thursday against the Suns.

      Advice: Kanter has always been able to score and rebound at a reasonable rate, but his defensive stats are still not there. He has totaled just one block and one steal in four games for the Thunder, and he is still having trouble finding the open man, averaging just 1.5 assists over that span. Steven Adams (hand) will likely return soon, but Kanter should still be locked in as the starting center for the rest of the season to the delight of his owners. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:40 pm
    • Aaron Gordon questionable for Fri vs ATL
      Aaron Gordon (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: Gordon left Wednesday's game with a sprained right ankle he suffered during a nasty fall and was unable to return. While the rookie can be left on the wire after averaging 3.6 points and 1.4 boards in 10.0 minutes over his last five games, Channing Frye would be in line for a bump in playing time if Gordon sits on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:00 am
    • Jerami Grant returned to action on Wednesday February 25. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:29 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Ed Davis just misses double-double
      Ed Davis came off the bench for 12 points, nine boards, a steal and three blocks on 6-of-8 shooting in 28 minutes in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: Davis is kind of hot right now, averaging 9.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals, 2.0 blocks and is shooting 64 percent in 25 minutes over his last five games. And that makes him worth owning, especially if you're trying to squeeze some juice out of a guy like Al-Farouq Aminu. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:49 pm
       
      Player Note
      Ed Davis LAL - PF,C
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • 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
    • Ersan Ilyasova plays 23 minutes on Wed
      Ersan Ilyasova played 23 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday with 11 points, six rebounds, one assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: After playing 35 minutes on Monday, his value actually didn't fall off a cliff today. Coach Jason Kidd seems to be gaining confidence in Ilyasova, but he's missed a lot of games and has basically been in a slump for two seasons. Fantasy owners in FAAB leagues will need to have bulletproof wallets to pay up for Ghostface Ilya. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:49 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
    • 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
       
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • 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 Mia
    • Aaron Gordon (ankle) out for game
      Aaron Gordon (ankle) will not return on Wednesday due to a sprained right ankle.

      Advice: He had a nasty fall in the game and asked to come out. Gordon's injury didn't look too bad, but he should be considered questionable to play on Friday. With Gordon out, it'll be more of Tobias Harris and Channing Frye. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:33 pm
    • 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
       
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • 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
    • 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
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