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    • Jannero Pargo (back) out on Friday
      Jannero Pargo (back) will not play on Friday.

      Advice: He has low back soreness and the injury is not considered serious. Pargo doesn't get minutes anyway, so he's not worth owning in any league. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:21 pm
    • Gal Mekel looking to return overseas
      Gal Mekel is reportedly considering heading back overseas after recently being waived by the Pelicans.

      Advice: There is no question that he is a solid point guard, but he hasn't really been given a chance to succeed in the NBA. Mekel may latch back onto an NBA team in the future, but he is well off the fantasy radar for now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:07 am
    • Ronnie Price scores season-high 17 points
      Ronnie Price scored a season-high 17 points on Tuesday vs. the Warriors, adding eight assists, four boards, three steals and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

      Advice: It was easily his best game of the season and this should help him fend off Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson for the time being. However, the Lakers have no reason to develop the 31-year-old veteran so it would not be surprising to see him replaced in the starting lineup down the stretch. Price should not be owned in standard leagues unless he does the impossible and strings together a few more games like this. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:27 pm
    • Dennis Schroder slows down w/ Teague back
      Dennis Schroder had five points, two rebounds, four assists, one steal and four turnovers on Tuesday, playing 24 minutes as the Hawks' starting PG despite the return of Jeff Teague (hamstring).

      Advice: Schroder's solid play in Teague's absence has earned him some goodwill from coach Mike Budenholzer, but he's unlikely to keep the starting job much longer. Owners gauging his rest-of-season value should consider his mediocre averages through 26 games -- 9.2 points (48.1 percent FGs, 77.4 percent FTs), 0.3 triples, 2.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.7 turnovers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:44 pm
    • Norris Cole very quiet during D-Wade's return
      Norris Cole moved back to Miami's bench with Dwyane Wade (knee) active on Tuesday, finishing with only seven points, one rebound, zero assists and one steal in 21 minutes.

      Advice: Cole posts the occasional nice game but has been far too inconsistent for use in most fantasy leagues, and his 7.0 points on 39.1 percent shooting are a big reason for his lack of value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:02 pm
    • Gary Neal goes 0-of-9 from the floor Tuesday
      Gary Neal missed all nine of his shot attempts on Tuesday, finishing with five points, three boards and two assists in 20 minutes.

      Advice: It was a rough performance for him, but he deserves a pass considering how well he has played off of the bench for the Hornets this season. He could see his value rise tremendously if the Hornets end up trading Lance Stephenson (hip), but for now Neal should only be owned in deeper leagues for owners in need of 3-pointers and points. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:23 pm
       
      Player Note
      Gary Neal Cha - PG,SG
    • Troy Daniels plays just five minutes Tuesday
      Wolves guard Troy Daniels didn't leave the bench until the final five minutes of Tuesday's loss in Cleveland.

      Advice: Daniels hopes to be unleashed as a perimeter scorer in Minnesota, but for now Flip Saunders is content to bench him in favor of guys like Zach LaVine, Mo Williams and Chase Budinger. Daniels should eventually emerge with a reserve role, but he'll be too limited for use outside of the deepest leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:59 pm
    • Mo Williams (personal) plays 22 minutes Tues.
      Mo Williams (personal) played 22 minutes off Minnesota's bench on Tuesday, finishing with six points, seven dimes, one steal and one block.

      Advice: The veteran PG is still bothered by a recent back injury, though at the moment he doesn't seem likely to sit out vs. the Nuggets on Friday. Whether or not he reclaims the starting PG job, Mo is worth a long look until Ricky Rubio (ankle) returns to action. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:57 pm
    • Zach LaVine still starting at PG for Wolves
      Zach LaVine started at PG ahead of Mo Williams again on Tuesday, finishing with six points, six assists, four steals and three turnovers in 26 minutes of action.

      Advice: LaVine has an atrocious Player Efficiency Rating of 8.5, with an assist rate (21.1 percent) nearly as high as his turnover rate (19.8 percent). He's had a few nice games but is nowhere near being a reliable fantasy asset, and whatever value he might still have will be crushed by the return of Ricky Rubio (ankle) in January. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:57 pm
    • Donald Sloan picks up DNP-CD w/ Hill back
      Pacers PG Donald Sloan picked up a DNP-CD during Tuesday's game.

      Advice: George Hill returned to action and Sloan's DNP wasn't a coincidence. He can be cut loose in all fantasy formats with Indiana's backcourt as healthy as it's been all season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:29 pm
    • Watson, Stuckey challenged w/ G. Hill healthy
      C.J. Watson scored 10 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 28 minutes on Tuesday, helping Indiana defeat the visiting Pelicans.

      Advice: Rodney Stuckey added six points, five boards and four assists with some defensive stats, but both starting guards are on notice with George Hill (knee, quad) back in action. Watson's role seems the most precarious, though coach Frank Vogel has yet to reveal his ideal starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:27 pm
    • Aaron Brooks steps up w/ Kirk Hinrich out
      Aaron Brooks took advantage of Kirk Hinrich's absence on Tuesday, coming off the bench for 13 points, four rebounds, six assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: Hinrich (hamstring) is questionable to return for Chicago's game on Christmas Day, leaving the door open for Brooks to post another fantasy-worthy line. Owners should keep an eye on the Bulls' injury report, with the understanding that Brooks' value will fade as quickly as it appeared. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:40 pm
    • Kirk Hinrich (hamstring) questionable Thurs.
      Coach Tom Thibodeau isn't sure if Kirk Hinrich (hamstring) will be available to play Christmas Day vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: If Hinrich sits, Aaron Brooks will soak up his reserve minutes, and he'll have a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:09 pm
       
      Injured
    • Norris Cole headed to the bench on Tuesday
      Norris Cole will head to the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the 76ers with Dwyane Wade back in the starting lineup.

      Advice: Mario Chalmers will start at point guard tonight, and Cole isn't going to be a very attractive option playing limited minutes behind Chalmers and Wade. Those who made a speculative add of Cole while Wade was sidelined can probably send him back to the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:50 pm
    • Dennis Schroder will start again on Tuesday
      Dennis Schroder will start again for Tuesday's game against the Clippers, and Jeff Teague (hamstring) will come off the bench.

      Advice: Through three games with the starting unit this season Schroder is averaging 13.3 points and 7.3 assists per game over 28 minutes of action. However, with Teague available for this one, Schroder's minutes will likely come down, and he'll make for a risky option in daily leagues with a tough matchup vs. the Clippers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:13 pm
    • Kirk Hinrich (hamstring) out Tuesday vs. WAS
      Kirk Hinrich (hamstring) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

      Advice: Expect Aaron Brooks to pick up most of Hinrich's reserve minutes. He put up 17 points over 25 minutes of action on Monday, but he remains a risky option in daily leagues with a difficult matchup vs. Washington, and Derrick Rose healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:47 pm
       
      Injured
    • Alexey Shved returned to action on Monday December 22. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:17 am
    • Schroder scores career-high 22 with six asts
      Dennis Schroder started for injured Jeff Teague (hamstring) and scored a career-high 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting with three rebounds, six assists and one steal in 31 minutes on Monday against the Mavs.

      Advice: Schroder has impressed a lot of folks in the know and he has starter-level upside in the NBA. When Shelvin Mack (two points, four assists) isn't making every single shot he takes, it's clear that Schroder is the starter and Mack is the backup whenever Teague is out. He's been great since taking over the reins for Teague and when that's over he'll go back to being a stash with top 175-200 value (8/9 cat) on the year. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:03 pm
    • Mack goes back to mediocrity for owners
      Shelvin Mack scored two points with four assists in 17 minutes on Monday.

      Advice: Mack hit 1-of-6 shots and if you were chasing his 24-point explosion here's your prize. He has no fantasy value at this time. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:00 pm
    • Brooks scores 17 points off the bench
      Aaron Brooks scored 17 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 6-of-10 shots (including a three) with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 25 minutes.

      Advice: If Kirk Hinrich's hamstring injury keeps him out then Brooks could have some low-end value best suited for deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:43 pm
    • Kirk Hinrich strains his hamstring
      Kirk Hinrich suffered a left hamstring strain on Monday and did not return.

      Advice: While Derrick Rose is healthy, there is no reason to bring Hinrich back from his injury. He exited with three points, two rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and three turnovers. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:20 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mo Williams (personal) not at practice
      Mo Williams was not at practice due to a personal matter and will rejoin the team in Cleveland on Tuesday.

      Advice: It doesn't sound like he's going to miss the game. Williams bounced back in a big way on Sunday with 24 points in 32 minutes, so apparently the Wolves didn't learn their lesson last time. He is a risky, short-term player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:31 pm
    • Troy Daniels wants the green light
      Troy Daniels said he is hoping to " get the green light" from the Wolves to shoot.

      Advice: "I’m a shooter, so I have to do what I do, what got me here. Shoot the ball," Daniels said. "There will be a lot more threes. I can tell you that." The Wolves are dead last in triples, so they could use a guy like Daniels. Of course, he didn't score in his debut on Sunday, so he's only worth a look in very deep leagues. Coach Flip Saunders also mentioned Daniels won't get much playing time early on. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:23 pm
    • C.J. Watson returned to action on Sunday December 21. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:23 pm
    • C.J. Watson (illness) starts, logs 29 minutes
      C.J. Watson returned from a sinus infection to finish Sunday's road win in Minnesota with seven points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, four assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: Unfortunately, the impending return of George Hill makes Watson an unlikely source of long-term value -- he played 29 minutes on Sunday and that number will only decrease in the coming weeks. Former starter Donald Sloan also remains a threat to Watson's value, finishing Sunday's game with 10 points and seven assists in 19 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:46 pm
    • Mo Williams' 24 & 10 not enough vs. Pacers
      Mo Williams torched the Pacers for 24 points and 10 assists in Sunday's road loss, making 10-of-16 shots with two 3-pointers, two rebounds and three turnovers.

      Advice: He did his damage in 32 minutes off the bench and should have a clear path to fantasy value until Ricky Rubio returns from his severely sprained ankle. With Rubio unable to practice and no clear return date in sight, owners should roll with Williams into the New Year. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:35 pm
    • Troy Daniels scoreless in his Wolves debut
      Troy Daniels was scoreless in his very brief debut for the Timberwolves on Monday.

      Advice: Daniels made a splash with the Rockets in last year's playoffs but he's had a hard time earning minutes this season, so a trade to Minnesota can only be a good thing. The Wolves' backcourt is banged up enough that Daniels is worth a look in very deep leagues, especially if you're hunting 3-pointers, but he's best-suited to the waiver wire in all other circumstances. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:32 pm
    • Zach Lavine takes backseat to Mo Williams
      Zach LaVine's downward trajectory continued on Sunday with nine points, one rebound, two assists and one steal in 16 minutes vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: He started the game but quickly ceded the court to Mo Williams, who finished with a team-high 24 points off the bench. A healthy Williams is enough reason to avoid LaVine, whose outlook should get even bleaker with Ricky Rubio (ankle) targeting a January return. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:31 pm
    • Norris Cole thrives in 37 minutes sans D-Wade
      Making another start at PG for the short-handed Heat on Sunday, Norris Cole finished Miami's home victory with 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting, four rebounds, four assists, one block and only one turnover in 37 minutes.

      Advice: Cole is shooting 37.9 percent from the field this season, and 70.8 percent from the FT line, numbers which have made him a liability in typical fantasy formats. Dwyane Wade (knee) was out tonight, which contributed to Cole's nice game, and we'll need to see a more well-rounded lines before recommending him in typical fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:45 pm
    • C.J. Watson (illness) starting Sunday vs. MIN
      C.J. Watson (illness) will start vs. the Timberwolves on Sunday.

      Advice: Watson missed one game with a sinus infection and he should be fine from a conditioning standpoint, while his return sends Donald Sloan back to the Pacers' bench. Watson is worth a look for temporary points and assists. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:49 pm
    • Norris Cole earns start for Heat on Sunday
      Norris Cole will start at PG for the Heat on Sunday with Dwyane Wade (bruised knee) out of the lineup.

      Advice: Cole was lousy as a starter on Wednesday and hasn't been worth owning in a 25-minute role this season, averaging a mere 6.7 points, 0.7 threes, 2.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game. His poor percentages are bad news in most fantasy formats and owners should be able to find more reliable options while Wade remains day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:45 pm
    • Donald Sloan scores nine in a loss
      Donald Sloan drew another start on Saturday during a 76-73 loss to the Nuggets with nine points, seven boards, four assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He is not going to start much longer and tonight was just a complete lost cause. The Pacers made 30.7 percent from the field and had 18 points in the paint. Sloan can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:41 pm
    • Dennis Schroder gets Beverley'd
      Dennis Schroder slowed down against the Rockets on Saturday with eight points, six rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He looked great in his first start on Wednesday, but Patrick Beverley will make anyone look a lot worse. Schroder should have another game as the start and would likely have success against Rajon Rondo. He's worth a look for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:49 pm
    • Donald Sloan starting for C.J. Watson
      Donald Sloan will start against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: The Pacers just can't stay healthy. Sloan was booted from the rotation earlier this month, but now he's back with C.J. Watson out. Sloan actually is decent on a per-minute basis, so he's worth a look as a plug-and-play. Of course, he doesn't have much value following today. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:40 pm
    • C.J. Watson (illness) out for Saturday's game
      C.J. Watson (illness) is out for Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets, and Donald Sloan will draw the start.

      Advice: Watson is dealing with a sinus infection, so he shouldn't be in too much danger of missing additional time. Sloan is worth a look for owners in need of short-term value, but owners in standard leagues should probably look the other way with George Hill's return on the horizon. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:39 pm
    • Alexey Shved not available to play Saturday
      Alexey Shved will not be available for the Rockets on Saturday.

      Advice: Shved was traded from the 76ers on Friday and can't play because Troy Daniels hasn't passed his physical, but Shved should be available for Monday's game vs. the Trail Blazers. Given the Rockets' backcourt depth, however, there's no reason to own Shved in any leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:21 pm
    • C.J. Watson (illness) now questionable
      C.J. Watson is questionable for Saturday against the Nuggets with an illness.

      Advice: He was probable as of Friday with a sinus infection, so a downgrade doesn't sound promising. Watson would be looking at a chance to start, but he hasn't been involved in the offense much since his return. If he's out, Donald Sloan would be worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 11:02 am
    • Price scores season-high 14 points
      Ronnie Price scored a season-high 14 points with four 3-pointers and three assists over 26 minutes in Friday's loss to the Thunder.

      Advice: Price is outside of the top-200 despite playing 21 mpg this season and that's all owners need to know to leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:35 pm
    • Aaron Brooks scores 17 in 32 minutes
      Aaron Brooks scored 17 points in a 103-97 win at Memphis on Friday with one rebound, four assists, three 3-pointers and four turnovers.

      Advice: He had three turnovers before scoring or handing out an assists and he really turned it on in the third quarter. Derrick Rose only has an illness, so he should be ready to roll on Monday. Brooks can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:41 pm
    • Mo Williams plays 25 minutes on Friday
      Mo Williams played 25 minutes in his return to the lineup on Friday with eight points, two rebounds and four assists.

      Advice: He played a little more than expected tonight, but the days of him playing 30 minutes are over. Williams should be able to put up decent steals, treys and assists, so he is still worth a look in deeper leagues. Owners in standard leagues might not want to bother because of how often he's hurt. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:53 pm
    • Gary Neal plays 18 minutes
      Gary Neal played 18 minutes against the 76ers on Friday with 10 points, one rebound, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: His minutes were a little low and it might have had to do with how the Hornets were up big in the fourth quarter. Neal should be better his next time out on Saturday against the Jazz, so give him a look if you need some short-term scoring. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:37 pm
       
      Player Note
      Gary Neal Cha - PG,SG
    • C.J. Watson (illness) is probable for Sat
      C.J. Watson (illness) is probable to play against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: He did not finish practice and has been ill since Wednesday. Watson should be fine, but his fantasy value is about to take a hit with George Hill almost ready to go. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:42 pm
    • Mo Williams (back) will be available Friday
      Mo Williams (back) will be available to play Friday vs. Boston.

      Advice: Flip Saunders is going to limit him to 10-15 minutes tonight, so he shouldn't be viewed as a viable option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:10 pm
    • Alexey Shved traded to Houston on Friday
      Alexey Shved has been traded to the Rockets in exchange for Ronny Turiaf.

      Advice: He was gettting minutes as the backup point guard and is unlikely to be in the rotation with the Rockets considering he can't shoot. Shved can be cut across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:25 pm
    • Troy Daniels headed to the Wolves
      Troy Daniels has been traded to the Wolves.

      Advice: He was lighting it up int he D-League last year and also has a game-winning shot in the NBA playoffs last season, but Daniels isn't quite a lock for minutes once the team is at full strength. However, with Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Kevin Martin (wrist) out, he could get some run. Of course, he's only worth a look in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:43 am
    • Pelicans waive G Gal Mekel
      The Pelicans have waived G Gal Mekel.

      Advice: He played just four games for the Pelicans to go with averages of 1.5 points and 3.3 assists over 10.9 minutes of action. He may sign on with another team, but he's never going to be anything more than a reserve, and won't be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:24 am
    • Mo Williams (back) a game-time decision Fri.
      Mo Williams (back) has been upgraded to a game-time decision for Friday's game vs. Boston.

      Advice: Williams got a second opinion on his back on Thursday, which confirmed that the issue he is dealing with is only muscular. However, if Williams is able to suit up, he won't be able to play much more than 12 minutes, which simply isn't enough time to contribute in a meaningful way to the stat sheet. With Ricky Rubio nearing a return, Williams can be left on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:47 am
    • Aaron Brooks scores 18 off the bench
      Aaron Brooks played 25 minutes off the bench against the Knicks on Thursday with 18 points, two rebounds, five assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: Derrick Rose (illness) is not traveling with the Bulls for Friday, so chances are Brooks has another game ready to go on Friday. Although, it's not going to be as great of a matchup against the Grizzlies, but he's still worth a look for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:27 pm
    • Mo Williams seeks second opinion on back
      Mo Williams was not present during Thursday's practice as he went to get a second opinion on his ailing back, and he is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: Williams is currently on a minutes restriction with the Timberwolves, and is not worth owning in most leagues. Zach LaVine will continue to start as the only healthy point guard on the Wolves' roster, but with averages of just 10.8 points and 5.0 assists on 36.6 percent shooting from the field with the starting unit, he can only be considered an asset in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:09 pm
    • C.J. Watson goes for 12 & 4 in start
      C.J. Watson had 12 points, four assists and five turnovers on 3-of-9 shooting in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: CJW is likely going to continue to start until George Hill is ready to play again, so he's worth holding until we see Hill back on the floor after his knee injury. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:36 pm
    • Norris Cole hits rock bottom on Wednesday
      Norris Cole started at point guard on Wednesday, but missed all four of his shots for one point and two assists in just 17 minutes.

      Advice: Shabazz Napier was also 0-of-4 in limited minutes, while Mario Chalmers hit just 3-of-13 shots for 11 points and zero assists. Chalmers has struggled since the return of Dwyane Wade, but the Heat could finally be ready to put him back at starting point guard given the struggles of Cole. Cole's minutes have been fine on most nights, so we could be overreacting, but simply put, Cole was awful in this one. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:57 pm
    • Shelvin Mack torches Cavs for 24 points
      Shelvin Mack came off the bench and hit 7-of-8 shots, 6-of-6 3-pointers and 4-of-4 free throws to help the Hawks crush the Cavaliers 127-98 in Cleveland on Wednesday.

      Advice: He finished with a career-high 24 points, two rebounds and three assists, taking over the backup point guard duties behind starter Dennis Schroder with Jeff Teague sidelined with a hamstring injury. Mack went on a second-quarter tear, scoring 17 points on 5-of-5 shooting from downtown and the Hawks never looked back in the Cavs' most lopsided loss of the season. If Teague is going to miss more time, Mack could continue to be worth a look. But once he's back on the court it should be Schroder getting the back up minutes, while Mack will watch from the bench. Mack came in averaging just 3.8 points per game on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:59 pm
    • Dennis Schroder starts, plays well in win
      Dennis Schroder started in place of Jeff Teague (hamstring) and hit 4-of-6 shots for 10 points, two rebounds and 10 assists in 22 minutes of Wednesday's surprisingly easy win over the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Schroder and reserve Shelvin Mack dominated Kyrie Irving and the Cavs tonight for a 127-98 blowout win. Schroder came through if you used him with Teague out, but Mack was even better with 24 points on a great shooting night. It was hard to see this type of blowout coming in Cleveland, but the Hawks are playing very well as a team and didn't even miss Teague tonight. If he misses any more games, look for Schroder to start and share minutes with Mack again. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:50 pm
    • C.J. Watson will start against the Clippers
      C.J. Watson (illness) will start against the Clippers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He missed shootaround due to an illness, but it sounds like he's good to go based on the starting distinction. Watson has been inconsistent on the season, averaging 11.2 points, 4.4 assists and 1.2 triples in 25.0 minutes. He's worth owning in deeper leagues until George Hill (knee) is back. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:05 pm
    • Dennis Schroder will draw the start on Wed
      Dennis Schroder will draw the start in place of Jeff Teague (hamstring) on Wednesday vs. the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Teague could miss some additional time, so Schroder makes a lot of sense as a speculative add in deeper leagues. The young point guard from Germany has been fantastic this season and will get an extended look with the first unit on Wednesday. He does have a tough matchup against Kyrie Irving, but Schroder should be up to the task and is worth a look in almost all leagues for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:28 pm
    • C.J. Watson (illness) is questionable vs. LAC
      C.J. Watson was not at shootaround and is questionable to face the Clippers on Wednesday due to a sinus infection.

      Advice: He has been playing around 30 minutes per night before taking garbage time into account, so the Pacers would have a big hole to fill. Donald Sloan would pick up some extra playing time while Rodney Stuckey's minutes would be extremely safe. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:19 pm
    • Mo Williams quiet in return from back injury
      Mo Williams returned from a back injury and hit 2-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for six points and two assists in 14 minutes on Tuesday.

      Advice: He's on a minutes limit and is being eased back in due to his fragile back, so it looks like Zach LaVine should hang onto the starting point guard job until Ricky Rubio is ready to return. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:02 pm
    • Zach LaVine goes for 8 & 8 in loss to Wizards
      Zach LaVine hit just 3-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for eight points, three rebounds and eight assists in another start on Tuesday.

      Advice: It wasn't a great night for LaVine and most of them aren't. But he's still starting and saw solid minutes despite the return of Mo Williams tonight. However, Ricky Rubio is getting closer to a return and once it happens, LaVine's fantasy value is going to take a severe hit. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:51 pm
    • Mo Williams (back) expected to play Tuesday
      Mo Williams (back spasms) is expected to play limited minutes for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: Flip Saunders is hopeful he'll be able to get around 10-12 minutes from Williams tonight, and that's simply not enough time to put up numbers worth using in most leagues. Zach LaVine will likely get another start, but he'll draw a tough matchup vs. John Wall of the Wizards, and will be a risky option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:05 pm
    • Saunders hopeful Mo Williams will play Tues
      Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders is hopeful that Mo Williams (back) will be able to play some minutes against the Wizards on Tuesday night.

      Advice: Saunders said the team will know more about Williams' availability after warmups, but it's looking like he may get limited run on Tuesday. Zach LaVine is likely to draw another start even if Williams is able to play, but both players' fantasy value is on thin ice as Ricky Rubio (ankle) inches towards a targeted early-January return. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:10 am
    • Sloan gets one last hurrah in blowout
      Donald Sloan scored 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting (including three treys) with six rebounds, two assists and a steal in 25 minutes off the bench in Monday's blowout win.

      Advice: Sloan has gone in and out of the rotation a bit and George Hill's return is on the horizon. This output can be ignored at really low risk. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:07 pm
    • Neal goes for eight and six off the bench
      Gary Neal scored eight points off the bench on Monday, hitting 3-of-10 shots (including a three) with two rebounds, six assists and one steal in 29 minutes.

      Advice: Neal is somebody to watch with Lance Stephenson in trade rumors and the Hornets' lacking depth on the wing. He has had some trouble staying on the floor himself, but has been productive in spurts this season. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 7:40 pm
       
      Player Note
      Gary Neal Cha - PG,SG
    • Gary Neal hit with a flop warning from Fri.
      Gary Neal received a flop warning from Friday, December 12 against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: In a double-overtime affair, the Hornets were trailing by five with 20 seconds remaining, and Neal drew a foul by flopping against Tony Allen. He'll get a $5,000 fine if he's guilty again. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 6:12 am
       
      Player Note
      Gary Neal Cha - PG,SG
    • Zach LaVine offers mixed bag in Sunday's loss
      Timberwolves' rookie Zach LaVine finished Sunday's narrow loss to the Lakers with 10 points, five rebounds, six assists and four turnovers, while shooting 4-of-15 from the field.

      Advice: He missed all three of his 3-point attempts and is a combined 9-of-39 beyond the arc this season (23.1 percent), which is reminiscent of injured starter Ricky Rubio (ankle). Veteran Mo Williams is day-to-day with a back injury and could displace LaVine as a starter as soon as Tuesday vs. the Wizards, and LaVine's fantasy contributions aren't significant enough for use in most 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:20 pm
    • Norris Cole thrives in season-high 40 minutes
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