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  • Jimmy Butler (knee) out Monday, doubtful Wed
    Jimmy Butler (strained knee) will not play Monday and he will "likely" miss Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Butler met with a team physician on Sunday but the Bulls have not provided an update on his status, and it's unclear whether he'll suit up for the All-Star game. Barring a positive update after Monday's shootaround, owners in weekly leagues should keep Butler on their benches heading into the break. E'Twaun Moore had 17 points, three 3-pointers and seven assists as a starter on Saturday, and he's worth a look as a punt play in DFS. Today, 5:21 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores 17 points with five dimes
    Goran Dragic scored 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting Sunday, to go with five rebounds, five assists, three 3-pointers and four turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Dragic is sacrificing his individual stats to fit into Miami's system, which has limited him to just late-round value on the year with averages of 12.5 points, 5.5 assists, 1.3 three-pointers and 2.4 turnovers per game on 48.8 percent shooting. He's still worth owning in most leagues due to his mid-round upside, but it could be tough for him to be much more than a late-round guy in Miami while Dwyane Wade is healthy. Today, 3:01 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 14 points with two steals
    J.J. Redick scored 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting Sunday, to go with one 3-pointer, one rebound, one assist, two steals and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Redick has been a steady mid-round guy on the year, and is a must-start guy ever time he touches the court. There's no reason to believe he can't keep it up. Today, 2:24 pm
  • Evan Fournier scores 21 points in start at SF
    Evan Fournier returned to the starting lineup on Sunday with Tobias Harris (ankle) sidelined and went off for 21 points, five boards, three 3-pointers, two steals, one assist and three turnovers in 43 minutes.

    Advice: If Harris is forced to miss any more time with the ankle injury, Fournier should continue to get some heavy run for Orlando, and he could easily flirt with mid-round value in the process. Mario Hezonja didn't do much with the increased opportunity today, missing all five of his shots through 14 minutes of action, so Fournier is obviously the primary beneficiary sans Tobias. Today, 1:58 pm
  • Evan Turner dishes nine assists in home win
    Evan Turner had another strong game in 27 minutes on Sunday, posting 11 points, nine assists, four rebounds and one block in a win vs. Sacramento.

    Advice: The Celtics have now won seven straight games at TD Garden, their longest such streak since 2013, and they'll get one more pre-break home game vs. the Clippers on Wednesday. Turner has been terrific in February, averaging 15.7 points, 9.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks -- his role is stable and he's worth deploying in typical leagues. Today, 1:42 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 19 on 9-of-13 shooting
    Victor Oladipo drained 9-of-13 shots during Sunday's win over the Hawks, on his way to 19 points, five boards, three assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 44 minutes of action.

    Advice: Oladipo has been scorching through the month of February, owning averages of 23.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.5 three-pointers, 2.0 steals, 0.5 swats and 2.8 turnovers per game on 55.0 percent shooting from the field and 95.5 percent from the stripe. That's been good enough for top-8 value in standard leagues, and while he's not likely to be this hot for the remainder of the year, he should have no trouble putting up early-round value as long as he's in the starting lineup. Today, 1:41 pm
  • Avery Bradley hits 6-of-7 triples, scores 25
    Avery Bradley drained 6-of-7 shots from downtown on Sunday, finishing with a team-high 25 points, three rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He hit a game-winner vs. the Cavaliers on Friday and kept it going tonight, helping the surging Celtics hang on for a 128-119 home victory. It's encouraging to see him play this well in Boston, where he's been averaging 3.3 fewer points on considerably worse shooting from the field (40.8 percent) and the FT line (73.1 percent). He's been a top-50 value over the Celtics' past dozen games (9-cat) and is poised for a strong finish to the season. Today, 1:41 pm
  • Marco Belinelli scores 16 points on 17 shots
    Marco Belinelli scored 16 points on 17 shots vs. the Celtics on Sunday, hitting two 3-pointers with four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Belinelli is shooting 38.6 percent this season, the lowest mark in his nine-year career, and his True Shooting percentage (51.4) ranks 233rd among qualifying players. He's reportedly drawn trade interest from "teams around the league," and could be headed elsewhere if the Kings decide to be sellers at the trade deadline. Today, 1:40 pm
  • James Anderson quiet as starter w/ Gay out
    James Anderson started Sunday's game in place of Rudy Gay (ankle), but finished with only two points, two rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes.

    Advice: George Karl may have started Anderson ahead of Omri Casspi to give the second unit more offensive punch. Regardless, Anderson's dud wasn't the least bit surprising -- his lone double-digit scoring game came back on Nov. 4, and he's not an option in any fantasy format. Today, 1:39 pm
  • Arron Afflalo shoots 6-of-8, racks up 15/6/3
    Arron Afflalo attempted only eight shots vs. Denver on Sunday, but he connected on six of them to finish with 15 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and zero turnovers.

    Advice: This is the third time in a month that Afflalo has attempted single-digit shots, but he scratched out some fantasy value by virtue of his efficiency. It's a fluky outing for the veteran, who is shooting 40.3 percent over the past month, and he should revert to his high-volume ways vs. the up-tempo Wizards on Tuesday. Today, 1:34 pm
  • Will Barton posts 19 & 11 in efficient game
    Will Barton scored 19 points and snared 11 rebounds vs. the Knicks on Sunday, adding five assists, one steal and one block with zero turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Barton shot 7-of-12 from the field and 5-of-6 from the FT line, an efficient performance that helped Denver beat the Knicks for their 10th road win this season. Although his name has come up in trade whispers, the Nuggets are reportedly not interested in dealing Barton -- it's easy to see why, as the 25-year-old has established himself as a Sixth Man of the Year candidate. Today, 1:24 pm
  • Kent Bazemore sores 23 points w/ three treys
    Kent Bazemore went off for 23 points on 8-of-17 shooting Sunday, to go with eight boards, one assist, three 3-pointers, two steals and four turnovers through 33 minutes of action.

    Advice: Bazemore had been struggling over the past month, but he's been trending up over the past four games, owning averages of 13.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.8 three-pointers and 2.5 turnovers per game, which has been good enough for top-80 value in standard leagues. Today, 1:01 pm
  • Kevin Martin (wrist) questionable for Monday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Martin has spent the past six games on the sidelines, but perhaps the Timberwolves will look to showcase him against a team that could really use a two-guard. If he plays, he'll cut into Zach LaVine's minutes. Today, 12:09 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (illness) questionable Monday
    Allen Crabbe (illness) is questionable to play Monday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: Crabbe is dealing with a stomach bug, and if he can't give it a go on Monday, it'll be Gerald Henderson and Moe Harkless picking up some extended run. Check back for another update on Crabbe following Monday morning's shootaround. Today, 11:58 am
  • James Anderson will start on Sunday
    James Anderson will start on Sunday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Omri Casspi was expected to start in place of Rudy Gay (ankle), so this is an odd move to say the least. Coach George Karl is on the hot seat, so this move could backfire if the Kings can't get a result. Anderson is not an option in fantasy leagues. Today, 10:09 am
  • Ben McLemore (wrist) will not play Sunday
    Ben McLemore (wrist) will not play on Sunday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He was listed as doubtful and never really had a shot at seeing the court today. Marco Belinelli will benefit the most, while James Anderson and Darren Collison will see a few more minutes as well. Today, 8:58 am
  • Lance Thomas (concussion) out Sunday
    Lance Thomas (concussion) will not play on Sunday vs. the Nuggets as expected.

    Advice: He was never expected to play and still has to pass the league's concussion protocol. His next chance to play will be on Tuesday vs. the Wizards. Langston Galloway will continue to see a few extra minutes in Thomas' absence. Today, 8:27 am
  • Evan Fournier will start on Sunday vs. ATL
    Evan Fournier will start in place of Tobias Harris (ankle) on Sunday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Harris is day-to-day with a sore left ankle, so this will be a temporary move for the Magic. Harris is averaging 32.9 minutes per game this season, so Fournier should see a heavy dose of playing time which makes him a solid play in fantasy leagues this afternoon. Mario Hezonja and Aaron Gordon get a slight boost as well. Today, 8:25 am
  • James Harden (finger) says he is fine
    James Harden (finger) believes that he should be all right.

    Advice: "My middle finger bent back," Harden said. "It's swollen a little bit, but it should be all right." Harden didn't play down the stretch in Sunday's game vs. the Blazers, but it was likely due to the lopsided score and he said that it would've have been "pointless" for him to keep playing. Harden should be considered day-to-day, but it would be surprising if he didn't play vs. the Warriors on Tuesday. Today, 7:21 am
  • Report: Nuggets not looking to deal Barton
    According to the Denver Post, the Nuggets are not looking to trade Will Barton.

    Advice: The Nuggets have received several calls for the exciting guard and have even been offered first-round picks for him, but Denver is committed to him for the long run. The Denver Post states that the Nuggets treat him like a "gem" and that they will fight to hold onto him. His value should be safe for the remainder of the season. Today, 7:06 am
  • Kobe Bryant and Roy Hibbert are questionable
    Kobe Bryant (shoulder) and Roy Hibbert (ankle) are questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Bryant has been on fire over his last four games with averages of 28.5 points, 6.5 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 4.8 3-pointers, so it would be a shame if he was forced to sit out. If he isn't able to play, Anthony Brown would draw the start, but Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell would benefit the most. Today, 6:34 am
  • Damian Lillard praises Gerald Henderson
    Damian Lillard attributes Gerald Henderson's recent success to him being healthy.

    Advice: "I think he's just healthy," Lillard said. "He was coming off hip surgery, so it took some time for him to get in shape. He missed training camp. He had to get in shape, he had to get his rhythm back, he had to get his feel back, get comfortable with our sets, comfortable being out there with the guys. I think the last couple of weeks, you're starting to see him get comfortable. He's finally back." Henderson is averaging 13.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in February, but his expiring contract could draw some interest at the trade deadline. Today, 6:13 am
  • Archie Goodwin scores 14 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 14 points with six boards, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in Saturday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: He unfortunately had more turnovers (4) than assists for the third time in his last five games, but to be fair Goodwin is still learning how to be a point guard. Brandon Knight (groin) will be sidelined through the All-Star break and possibly more, so Goodwin is still worth holding onto if you don't mind the heavy turnovers. It also helps that Knight is a potential shut-down candidate with the Suns playing for ping pong balls. Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • P.J. Tucker goes scoreless in 38 minutes
    P.J. Tucker failed to score in 38 minutes vs. the Jazz on Saturday, missing all three of his shots from the field.

    Advice: Tucker recently said that he is hopeful that the Suns will not trade him at the deadline, so he certainly didn't boost his stock with this performance. The swingman added just four assists and one board to his name with a couple of turnovers, but he does have enough upside to warrant a hold in standard leagues for any owner in need of 3-pointers, boards and steals. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Jimmy Butler returned to action on Friday February 5. Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 22 points in win
    Gordon Hayward scored 22 points in a win over the Suns on Saturday with six boards, three assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He has been logging heavy playing time over his last four games, averaging 39.5 minutes in that span. The Jazz were missing Trey Burke (illness) tonight and Alec Burks (ankle) is expected to return after the All-Star break, so help is on the way for the Jazz. With Utah right in the middle of the playoff hunt, Hayward's mid-round value is safe for the remainder of the season. Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 26, Warriors beat OKC
    Stephen Curry scored a team-high 26 points during a 116-108 win over the Thunder on Saturday, adding six rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: OKC held Steph in check for just his second game with just one 3-pointer this season. The Warriors were still able to get a win after blowing an 18-point lead and are currently on pace for the best record ever at 46-4. As for Curry, that one trey makes it 121 consecutive games with one triple while he also became No. 3 on the franchise's all-time steals list. He is making last year's MVP run seem ordinary. Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Danny Green scores 11 points in win
    Danny Green scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting with five boards, two assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes in a win over the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: His production has been sporadic all season, but nights like these are why it's so difficult for us to let him go. Green is now averaging 9.6 points, 5.0 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.6 steals and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games which is only good for top-100 value, but he's still a hold in standard leagues as long as you have some patience. Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 20 w/ 13 boards
    Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points with 13 boards, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes in a win over the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: This was his first game without a 3-point make since Jan. 12, but he had a huge offensive board late in the game to secure the win. Leonard still has top-3 value on the season and has scored 20 or more points in his last three games, but all his owners have to worry about now is an occasional rest day since the Spurs are sitting comfortably in second place in the West. Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Kobe Bryant scores 25 points vs. the Spurs
    Kobe Bryant scored 25 points on 9-of-28 shooting in Saturday's loss to the Spurs, adding four assists, one board, one block and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: To his credit, Bryant kept the Lakers in this one until the very end, as the Spurs surprisingly only won by four points. The Black Mamba has been lethal over his last four games with averages of 28.5 points, 6.5 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 4.8 3-pointers. He needs to be in all lineups until he cools off, but his owners should really consider selling high. Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • James Harden scores 33, hurts right hand
    James Harden suffered an apparent minor right hand injury on Saturday, finishing with 33 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block, four 3-pointers and 10 turnovers.

    Advice: He had ice on his hand for most of the fourth quarter because the Rockets were blown out tonight. Harden did play through his hand issue for a few minutes before going to the bench, so chances are this is minor. He also took the ice pack off his hand for the final two minutes. For now, there shouldn't be much concern, but you never know when it comes to a hand injury. We'll pass along any info if he needs an X-ray. Yesterday, 4:36 pm
  • Martin, Pekovic and Garnett out Saturday
    Kevin Martin (wrist), Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (foot, ankle) will not play on Saturday against the Bulls.

    Advice: These guys are not close to a return. Martin may have played his last minutes with the Wolves as the trade deadline approaches. Zach LaVine will get close to 30 minutes tonight and is worth owning in standard leagues. Yesterday, 3:36 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) did not suffer tear
    Jimmy Butler (left knee) was diagnosed with a knee strain and did not suffer damage to his ligaments.

    Advice: This is great news, but he is out Friday and Saturday. The diagnosis of a strain means it's something muscle related or it could be something with a tendon near his joint. Butler doesn't have a timetable to return, but it looks like he at least has a chance to be back this month. This may hurt his chance to play in the All-Star Game. Mike Dunleavy (back) should benefit while E'Twaun Moore and Tony Snell could help out. Derrick Rose will be very busy, too. Yesterday, 3:10 pm
  • Ben McLemore doubtful for Sunday
    Ben McLemore (wrist) is doubtful to play against the Celtics on Sunday.

    Advice: He only played 12 minutes in his return from a wrist injury on Friday, so maybe his wrist injury wasn't healed all the way. Assuming Darren Collison's minor knee issue is fine, he should benefit the most along with Marco Belinelli in the starting lineup. Yesterday, 1:49 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (illness) out against Rockets
    Allen Crabbe (illness) will miss Saturday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: He showed up at the arena with an illness and he is officially inactive. That should mean more minutes for Gerald Henderson and Moe Harkless. If you have Crabbe in your DFS lineup, you might need to swap him out. Yesterday, 1:08 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) ruled out Saturday
    Jimmy Butler (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: He is reportedly dealing with a hyperextended left knee, but the Bulls still haven't released the results of his MRI. Until then, he should be considered day-to-day. Derrick Rose, Tony Snell and E'Twaun Moore will all have to step up in Butler's absence. Yesterday, 11:19 am
  • Martin, Garnett and Pekovic are all doubtful
    Kevin Martin (wrist), Kevin Garnett and Nikola Pekovic (foot) are all doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: To be clear, none of them will play and the Wolves should've just listed them as out. Martin may not play again until the trade deadline, and by that by point he might be wearing a different uniform. He's not worth stashing in most leagues, while Zach LaVine will continue to benefit in his absence. Yesterday, 10:34 am
  • Lakers have reduced Kobe's workload
    Lakers coach Byron Scott said that Kobe Bryant's workload in practice has been reduced so that he can be fresh for games.

    Advice: "Less work has been better because his legs are fresh, especially the last couple of weeks," Scott said. "He has a different pep in his step." Bryant sat out of Friday's practice, but his status for Saturday's game vs. the Spurs isn't in doubt. He's averaging 29.3 points and 5.0 3-pointers over his last three games, so he's worth deploying in all lineups until he cools off. Yesterday, 7:44 am
  • P.J. Tucker doesn't want a trade
    P.J. Tucker is hopeful that the Suns will not trade him.

    Advice: "I love being in Phoenix," Tucker said. "It’s been my longest stop of my career and hopefully it continues." Tucker is on the last year of his deal and the Suns are tanking, so he should draw plenty of interest prior to the Feb. 18 trade deadline. The Raptors have been linked with the swingman, but a move to Toronto would be bad news for his fantasy value. To be clear, nothing is imminent. Yesterday, 6:51 am
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 23 points with two treys
    Kawhi Leonard notched 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting Friday, with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Kawhi's has been underperforming over the past month, producing just third-round value in standard leagues, so now would be an excellent time to float out some buy-low offers to his frustrated owners. At 24 years old, Kawhi is in zero danger of random rest days down the stretch, and he was fantasy basketball's No. 4 overall option in 9-cat leagues after the break last season. The explosion is coming. Friday, 10:59 pm
  • Danny Green scores eight points w/ two treys
    Danny Green scored eight points on 3-of-8 shooting Friday, to go with two 3-pointers, four boards, one assist and one turnover in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Mr. Green has become elite at following up productive outing with meaningless stat lines, although he has managed to produce fifth-round value in 9-cat leagues over the past two weeks with averages of 9.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.7 three-pointers on 45.7 percent shooting. He can be truly infuriating to own, but with the upward trend, he's a hold in standard leagues. Friday, 10:22 pm
  • Report: Jimmy Butler hyperextended left knee?
    Jimmy Butler reportedly hyperextended his left knee, and while he'll likely sit out Saturday's game vs. the Timberwolves there's a chance he can play Monday vs. Charlotte or Wednesday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: Butler is going to get an MRI on Saturday morning, but this report is great news if it turns out to be true. Owners can expect another update tomorrow morning, but with Jimmy likely sidelined on Saturday, Tony Snell figures to enter the starting five with E'Twuan Moore seeing some increased opportunity on offense. Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol (hand) will be busy on offense for however long Jimmy Buckets is out. Friday, 9:41 pm
  • Evan Turner double-doubles in 32 minutes
    Evan Turner double-doubled in 32 minutes off the bench during Friday's win over the Cavs, tallying 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting with 12 boards, six assists, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: Jae Crowder (ankle) said after the game that he felt like he was playing on one leg, so he may be forced to the sidelines on Sunday vs. Sacramento, which would likely result in Turner returning to the starting lineup. While Evan isn't the most exciting guy to own, he's been producing late-round value over the past month behind averages of 9.6 points, 4.5 boards, 4.8 assists and 1.0 steal on 48.5 percent shooting. He's worth owning in most leagues, particularly with Crowder hurting. Friday, 9:21 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) will have an MRI on Sat
    Fred Hoiberg said that Jimmy Butler will have an MRI on his sprained left knee on Saturday, and added that the Bulls will need to prepare to play without Butler "for a while no matter what."

    Advice: Hoiberg did say that the ligaments in Butler's left knee are "intact," but Jimmy said he heard a "pop" in his knee and it would be shocking to see him suit up for Saturday's game in Minnesota. Butler exited the arena on crutches and could be looking at a potentially looking at a lengthy absence, so E'Twaun Moore is someone to consider as a speculative add in deep leagues, while more minutes will be falling to guys like Doug McDermott and Tony Snell. Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol (hand) will be doing the heavy lifting on offense for however long Butler is out. Friday, 9:09 pm
  • McLemore has another bad game
    Ben McLemore scored five points with two assists and one steal in 12 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: He is losing playing time and it's not because of his wrist injury. Unless the Kings really start unloading players, McLemore can be ignored in almost all leagues. Friday, 8:50 pm
  • Goran Dragic flirts with trip-dub
    Goran Dragic scored 12 points with eight rebounds, nine assists, two steals and no turnovers in 32 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: It would have been cool for two players to drop triple-doubles on the same team in the same game with one doing it with blocks, but we'll have to wait for that. Dragic is rounding into form and is worth starting most nights now that he's healthy again. Friday, 8:05 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (left knee) will not return Fri
    Jimmy Butler (left knee sprain) will not return to Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Butler was carted off the court, although he was able to walk from the X-ray room to the locker room under his own power, and was in relatively good spirits saying, "Ya'll get me the Forrest Gump knee brace!" Butler is likely headed for an MRI, and for now, we'll be considering him doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Timberwolves. Tony Snell started the second-half in Butler's place, and with Buckets sidelined there will be more opportunity for Derrick Rose and E'Twaun Moore. Friday, 7:42 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 14, hits game-winning 3
    Avery Bradley scored 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting Friday, to go with three rebounds, one assist, one block, two turnovers and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Bradley also drained a clutch 3-pointer during the closing seconds of the game (video below) to steal the win on Cleveland's home court. He's been a mid-round guy on the year, and is worth owning in all leagues for his solid contributions to points (14.8), 3-pointers (2.0) and steals (1.6). Friday, 7:29 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (left leg) gets carted off
    Jimmy Butler suffered a left leg injury and was carted off the court in Denver on Friday.

    Advice: He had a bad collision with Joffrey Lauvergne and had a really ugly fall. Butler was put in a wheelchair for a few seconds, but he got up to shoot the free throws. He did not put much weight on his leg as he was put into the wheelchair again. We'll look for an update shortly, but this does not look good. Friday, 7:18 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 20 points in win
    J.J. Redick scored 20 points during a 107-93 win over the Magic on Friday with three rebounds, one steal and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: That's a decent bounce-back from his 1-of-9 from Wednesday. Redick is still sitting pretty as the NBA's No.2 man for efficiency among qualifiers and is dominating off screens. He should flirt with top 50-75 value in standard leagues despite his recent slump. Friday, 7:03 pm
  • Evan Fournier scores 16 points
    Evan Fournier scored 16 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Scott Skiles got pretty funky with rotations and put Fournier out there without a point guard at times. He was losing some minutes to Mario Hezonja, but he managed to get some run with some of the other starters tonight. He's still a low-end hold and the Magic losing so much doesn't help him. Friday, 6:28 pm
  • Kevin Martin (wrist) questionable Saturday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) is officially questionable to play vs. the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: Martin has missed six straight games, he hasn't logged 30 minutes in a contest since early December, and Sam Mitchell said recently that he wasn't close to returning. The Wolves' only incentive to play him at less than 100 percent would be to showcase him for a potential trade -- he's not a desirable fantasy asset unless he lands in an ideal situation. Friday, 4:44 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) starting vs. DEN Friday
    Jimmy Butler (knee tendinitis) will start Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, as expected.

    Advice: Pau Gasol is out tonight and the Bulls are opting to start Cameron Bairstow, so Jimmy should be even busier than usual offensively. Make sure he's looked into your active lineups. Friday, 4:33 pm
  • Marco Belinelli will start through A.S. break
    Marco Belinelli will remain in the Kings' starting lineup for at least their next five games, according to coach George Karl.

    Advice: The Kings have five more games until the All-Star break, all on the road, and Karl will re-evaluate his lineups before their first post-break game on Feb. 19. This is great news for anyone rolling with Belinelli in their lineups, as he's averaging more points, 3-pointers, rebounds, assists and steals as a starter. Friday, 3:13 pm
  • Lance Thomas (concussion) out until Tuesday
    Lance Thomas (mild concussion) will not play until at least Tuesday as he undergoes testing, which means he'll miss games on Friday or Sunday.

    Advice: With Carmelo Anthony (knee) also on the sidelines, the Knicks are going small with Langston Galloway in the starting lineup on Friday. Derrick Williams should also play big minutes off the bench, however, and he's worth a long look as a cheap DFS play until Melo and/or Thomas return to action. Friday, 2:52 pm
  • Goran Dragic (illness) will start vs. Hornets
    Goran Dragic (illness) will start vs. the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: He missed shootaround but was already expected to play, so this merely confirms that he's ready to go. The Dragon has been up and down this season, but he's still worth deploying in standard leagues in a relatively favorable matchup vs. Charlotte. Friday, 2:38 pm
  • Kobe Bryant expected to play on Saturday
    Kobe Bryant missed practice on Friday and is fully expected to play on Saturday against the Spurs.

    Advice: It's his last road game in San Antonio, so it would be a big surprise to see him out. Bryant is on fire in his last two games and he might be someone to use in DFS for the first time. Friday, 1:09 pm
  • Martin, Garnett & Pekovic not close to return
    Coach Sam Mitchell said the Kevin Martin (wrist), Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle, foot) are not close to returning.

    Advice: "I love the way we're playing right now," Mitchell said. In other words, those guys are basically out of the rotation. This is terrific news for Zach LaVine and Gorgui Dieng. Martin is on the trade block for next to nothing and will need to be dealt to have value. Friday, 11:30 am
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) says he will play Friday
    Jimmy Butler (knee) said he will play against the Nuggets on Friday and is now listed as probable.

    Advice: This is somewhat surprising after the Bulls said they wanted to be smart with Butler's knee. This isn't an official "will play" piece of news, but he's looking good to give it a go. That makes E'Twaun Moore less appealing tonight while Tony Snell will move back to the bench. We'll confirm this news as the days goes on. Friday, 11:18 am
  • Goran Dragic (illness) is expected to play
    Goran Dragic (illness) is expected to play on Friday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: He missed the morning shootaround, but he's simply dealing with a cold and his status really isn't in doubt. For now, it's safe to active Dragic in all season-long lineups. We'll have an update prior to tip-off to be safe. Friday, 9:14 am
  • Ben McLemore (wrist) is probable
    Ben McLemore (wrist) is probable to play the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: He returned from a one-game absence on Wednesday, but coach George Karl decided to bring him off the bench behind Marco Belinelli and he only saw a total of 18 minutes. For now, McLemore is only on the radar in very deep leagues as he isn't very involved in the offense. Friday, 6:18 am
  • Allen Crabbe scores 17 points
    Allen Crabbe scored 17 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: He's been terrific and the Cal product is really going to put some pressure on the Blazers this summer when it comes time to sign him. Crabbe has sixth-round value in standard leagues in 2016, so he's worth owning right now. Thursday, 10:20 pm
  • Kobe Bryant scores 27; Lakers win again
    Kobe Bryant scored 27 points during a 99-96 win over the Pelicans on Thursday, adding 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: His rebounds were a season high and he's back to shooting the ball well after his 38-point gem on Tuesday. The Lakers are now on a two-game winning streak and look to be playing better. This is actually bad news for next year with their top-three protected pick. Kobe has been great, but expect him to rest here and there. Thursday, 10:09 pm
  • James Harden scores just 17 points
    James Harden was quiet during a 111-105 win over the Suns on Thursday, scoring 17 points with nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 4-of-19 from the field.

    Advice: Interestingly, coach J.B. Bickerstaff pulled all of his starters four minutes into the the game because of sloppy play. They obviously turned it around, though. Harden usually lights up the Suns and he is also solid on the road, so this is a shocking letdown. He'll be fine and should be a top-five player going forward in standard leagues. Thursday, 9:30 pm
  • Archie Goodwin scores 22 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 22 points against the Rockets on Thursday, adding one rebound, seven assists, two 3-pointers and six turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns are really embracing the pass, but sometimes the plays aren't there and that led to their 24 turnovers tonight. Goodwin's minutes seem to be locked up until late February at the very least, so he's worth holding in standard leagues. Thursday, 8:59 pm
  • Lance Thomas gets six stitches
    Lance Thomas returned on Thursday after receiving six stitches for a lip laceration.

    Advice: He's fine and he didn't need a concussion test. Thomas scored nine points with one rebound and one assist in 31 minutes. He's lost most of his fantasy value while the team is healthy. Thursday, 8:36 pm
  • Arron Afflalo scores 24 points vs. Pistons
    Arron Afflalo scored 24 points on 8-of-15 from the field with three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 43 minutes against the Pistons on Thursday.

    Advice: He had a lot of isolations and post-ups against rookie Stanley Johnson and had his jumper working. Afflalo is one of the most up-and-down players in the NBA and he was over 50 percent from the field for the first time since Jan. 20. He's a low-end hold. Thursday, 8:03 pm
  • Kobe Bryant will play vs Pelicans on Thursday
    Kobe Bryant (shoulder) will play against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: Bryant is still struggling with with his shoulder injury, but is coming off a season-high of 38 points on Tuesday. While Bryant makes for a solid start on Thursday, his return will cut into the minutes of Lou Williams and D'Angelo Russell. Thursday, 9:59 am
  • Goran Dragic not paying attention to stats
    Goran Dragic isn't worried about critics who are bringing up his past stats.

    Advice: While Dragic has been struggling to adjust in his first full season with the Heat, he doesn't think it's fair for critics to bring up his stats from previous seasons. "I’m not even paying attention to those people who say, ‘Oh, he used to average 20,’" said Dragic. "You know, they don’t know a lot about basketball. This is a team sport." Dragic's season averages of 12.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.9 treys aren't what his fantasy owners were hoping for, but he's still worth a start in standard leagues as long as he's healthy. Thursday, 8:08 am
  • J.J. Redick has a bad game vs. Wolves
    J.J. Redick scored five points on 1-of-9 from the field against the Wolves on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The law of averages is having its say on Redick, who has posted just a 50.2 true shooting percentage in his last five. Even with this bad game, he's still edging Kevin Durant for No. 2 on the TS% list among qualifiers -- Stephen Curry is first, obviously. Redick should flirt with top-50 value while Blake Griffin is out. Wednesday, 11:17 pm
  • Ben McLemore plays 18 minutes
    Ben McLemore (wrist) returned from a one-game absence on Wednesday against the Bulls, scoring five points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: The Kings bench wasn't hurt too badly tonight and McLemore played a well-rounded game. While he was showing some improvement thanks to a season-high 26 on Thursday, there's still no reason to add him. Wednesday, 10:47 pm
  • Marco Belinelli scores 18 points in start
    Marco Belinelli scored 18 points with four rebounds, three steals and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll help for him to stick in the starting lineup, but the Kings not winning tonight probably doesn't help his case. Unless you have something that is almost useless on your team, Belinelli isn't a great add. Wednesday, 10:44 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 26 points in win
    Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points against the Pelicans on Wednesday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer on 11-of-17 from the field.

    Advice: He's been pretty quiet with a 10-point dud against the Magic on Monday. Leonard's scoring has been fine, but his steals and other stats have fallen off. Leonard might not be able to hang in the top three for fantasy value, but he should still be elite. Wednesday, 10:20 pm
  • Danny Green scores 16 points in 39 minutes
    Danny Green scored 16 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in a season-high 39 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: Green did not hit the 30-minute mark in any game since Jan. 8, so this is a shock. He has more ups and downs than an entire amusement park of roller coasters, but Green is putting up value. In 2016, he has put up sixth-round value in his last 15 games, so it's hard to complain too much. Keep him owned in all leagues and remember not to complain to your friends too much about the bad Green nights. Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • Will Barton double-doubles in 23 minutes
    Will Barton played 23 minutes off the bench and had 10 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and a block on 5-of-8 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: More minutes, please. The Nuggets love the defense of Gary Harris and he played nearly twice as many minutes as Barton did. Barton still put up a decent line, but would be a lot more fun to own these days if he had Harris' role. Wednesday, 9:35 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 37 points vs. OKC
    Victor Oladipo scored a season-high 37 points against the Thunder on Wednesday with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: He just missed his career high by a single point. Oladipo has been on cruise control in his last five, averaging 19.2 points, 3.8 boards, 4.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.4 treys on 47.5 percent from the field and 91.2 percent from the line. He's been a top-15 player in 2016 and looks like a great bet to be a top-25 player in standard leagues going forward. Why did coach Scott Skiles use him off the bench again? Wednesday, 8:48 pm
  • Evan Fourner gets just 19 minutes
    Evan Fournier played 19 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday with seven points, one rebound, two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: It's pretty clear Mario Hezonja is taking minutes away from Fournier. The Frenchman failed to crack 20 minutes in three of his last four games with a 24-point gem as the exception. Fournier was playing well a couple weeks ago, but his owners might want to start looking at other options in shallower formats. Wednesday, 8:36 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 51 with 11 triples
    Stephen Curry scored 51 points during a 134-121 win over the Wizards on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, seven turnovers and a career-high-tying 11 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was a ridiculous 13-of-14 from the field in the first half with eight treys, which gave him a laughable 121.4 effective field goal percentage. Curry was coming off his worst game of the season from an efficiency standpoint, but he definitely got it right back. He became the first player to hit more than 10 treys in multiple games. Get ready for a great game on Saturday night with Steph vs. Russell Westbrook. Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Avery Bradley bounces back from off night
    Avery Bradley, who came into this one under the weather, hit 7-of-15 shots for 15 points, four rebounds, three assists and a 3-poitner in Wednesday's win.

    Advice: Bradley hit just 3-of-13 shots on Tuesday, but looked much better tonight. He also led the Celtics with 36 minutes played, meaning he should continue to be owned in most fantasy leagues. Wednesday, 7:58 pm
  • Martin, Garnett and Pekovic all out vs. Clips
    Kevin Martin (wrist), Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (foot) will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The severity of Martin's injury isn't known, but he might not even be in the rotation upon his return anyway. Leave him on the wire. Zach LaVine should get 30 minutes or so and is worth holding in standard leagues. Wednesday, 6:09 pm
  • McLemore off the bench, Belinelli starting
    Ben McLemore (wrist) will come off the bench against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: Marco Belinelli will stick in the starting lineup. McLemore was actually playing well before his injury and he did look good in shootaround. This move does slightly help Belinelli, but he's only worth a look in deep leagues. Wednesday, 5:22 pm
  • Avery Bradley a little under the weather
    Avery Bradley was a little under the weather on Tuesday and is still fully expected to play on Wednesday against the Pistons.

    Advice: He struggled Tuesday with just six points. It sounds like he's feeling a little better, so use him like you normally would. Wednesday, 2:48 pm
  • Kobe Bryant (shoulder) questionable vs. NO
    Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is questionable to face the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: It's a road game, so Kobe has a slightly higher chance to play than usual because he hasn't missed a game away from Staples in 2016. Kobe did hoist a ton of shots in his 38-point gem on Tuesday, so it's anyone's guess o his status. Wednesday, 2:15 pm
  • Ben McLemore (wrist) goes through shootaround
    Ben McLemore (wrist) went through shootaround on Wednesday and is still questionable.

    Advice: He did plenty of shooting and this report adds he looked good. McLemore could be closer to probable, but he's not a fantasy option tonight. Wednesday, 11:47 am
  • Kevin Martin (wrist) questionable vs. LAC
    Kevin Martin (wrist) is questionable to play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was questionable for Tuesday and did not play. Martin has been out since Jan. 23 and he's also very likely to be traded. If he does play, Zach LaVine may play a little less. Martin is probably closer to doubtful for this one. Wednesday, 11:34 am
  • Report: Toronto interested in P.J. Tucker
    The Raptors have reportedly expressed interest in trading for P.J. Tucker.

    Advice: It makes sense as the Raptors’ small forwards have been ravished by injuries, although Tucker would lose a lot of value in Toronto once DeMarre Carroll (knee) is able to get back on the court. It's unclear exactly what assets the Raptors would send to the Suns in order to make this deal happen, but Stein reports that Phoenix is likely seeking a "nice" draft pick as compensation. Wednesday, 10:45 am
  • Belinelli will shoot his way out of slump
    Marco Belinelli said that he's going to keep shooting despite connecting on just 29.1 percent of his shot attempts over the past 10 games.

    Advice: "I know I didn’t shoot well the last couple weeks or month, but I’m going to keep shooting," said Belinelli. Over the past month, Marco has produced meager averages of 9.9 points, 2.3 assists and 1.2 three-pointers per game on 31.9 percent shooting which has him ranking outside the top 250 in standard leagues. Until he's able to start knocking down shots more consistently, Belinelli belongs on the wire in most leagues. Wednesday, 6:33 am
  • Vintage Kobe: Bryant scores 38 w/ seven treys
    Kobe Bryant (shoulder) helped the Lakers snap a 10-game losing streak on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, scoring a season-high 38 points with seven 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was questionable to play with a shoulder injury, so this sounds about right for the Black Mamba. He was an impressive 10-of-21 from the field and 7-of-11 from 3-point range, adding five boards, five assists and two steals in 33 minutes. He's still battling several nagging injuries and should have plenty of maintenance days, so this is the perfect moment for his owners to sell high while they still can. Tuesday, 10:35 pm
  • Gerald Henderson scores 14 w/ nine boards
    Gerald Henderson scored 14 points with nine rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He has scored in double digits in four out of his last five games, but his recent spike in playing time could be because the Blazers are trying to boost his value prior to the trade deadline. Regardless, Henderson doesn't have much upside and his role with minutes in the lower 20s is not appealing, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Tuesday, 9:59 pm
  • Archie Goodwin drops 18 & 12 in loss
    Archie Goodwin broke out of a funk on Tuesday, racking up 18 points, a career-high 12 assists and two 3-pointers on 7-of-12 shooting in 45 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. Just when it looked like the Goodwin party might be coming to an end, he pulled a great game out of his hat. He came in averaging just 4.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists over his last two games, hitting 4-of-26 shots. He righted the ship tonight and if he was dropped, or you've had your eye on him, it's time to pick him up. Tuesday, 9:04 pm
  • James Harden hands out season-high 14 dimes
    James Harden hit 10-of-19 shots and three 3-pointers on his way to 26 points, four rebounds, a season-high 14 assists, two steals and a block in Tuesday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: It wasn't a 40-point bomb like he dropped on Saturday, but it was pretty darn good. And don't look now, but he's hit at least half his shots in four of his last five games. Tuesday, 8:24 pm
  • Goran Dragic getting back in form for Heat
    Goran Dragic had 14 points, four rebounds, six assists and a 3-pointer in 33 minutes of Tuesday's loss.

    Advice: This was his best game since returning from a calf injury three games ago and it's time to get him back in your lineup. Tuesday, 8:10 pm
  • Evan Turner double-doubles in win
    Evan Turner played 29 minutes off the bench and hit 6-of-13 shots for 14 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals.

    Advice: Marcus Smart really struggled tonight and Turner took advantage. He's averaging 13.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.6 steals, but is not a 3-point shooter. Given how well he's playing, he should be owned in most leagues. Tuesday, 7:57 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores six points in win
    Avery Bradley hit just 3-of-13 shots for six points, three rebounds and four assists in Tuesday's win.

    Advice: Bradley hasn't been able to string together a hot streak since returning from his hip injury and has scored 27, 6, 22 and 6 points in each of his last four games. He's still getting more than 30 minutes on most nights and should break out of the funk sooner than later. Tuesday, 7:45 pm
  • Arron Afflalo scores 18 in loss
    Arron Afflalo hit 7-of-16 shots and two 3-pointers for 18 points, two rebounds, three assists and a steal in 40 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: Afflalo has been pretty hit or miss all season and had just five points in his previous game, but has also become more consistent lately, scoring in double figures in 11 of his last 13 games. He's also hit a 3-pointer in six straight games, and all but three of his January games. Tuesday, 7:25 pm
  • Ben McLemore (wrist) is questionable
    Ben McLemore (wrist) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: McLemore sat out of Tuesday's practice, but said back on Monday that he expects to play. Regardless, Marco Belinelli and Darren Collison will both benefit if McLemore decides to err on the side of caution. He's not a reliable fantasy asset. Tuesday, 6:56 pm
  • Kevin Martin (wrist) out for Tuesday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers as expected.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable but coach Sam Mitchell never expected him to play. K-Mart is likely going to be traded, but he isn't worth stashing in almost any format at the moment. Zach LaVine will benefit on Tuesday and from here on out. Tuesday, 6:42 pm
  • Kobe Bryant (shoulder) will play Tuesday
    Kobe Bryant (shoulder) will play on Tuesday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: He isn't close to being 100 percent but the Black Mamba wants to play in as many games as possible during his farewell tour. His minutes have been limited to the 20s recently and he hasn't been playing at a consistent level, so he's far from a must-start player. Tuesday, 5:48 pm
  • Archie Goodwin has some work to do
    Coach Earl Watson said Archie Goodwin is "finding the niche in his game" during his press conference on Tuesday.

    Advice: The interim coach also called Goodwin a two-guard playing the point. Watson said he wants clearer roles in the rotation, so it'll be interesting to see how he utilizes Goodwin. Watson's said he can't tell Goodwin to get 6-8 assists per night and it'll have to be a team approach. The next couple games for Goodwin will be huge, but it starts tonight in a tough matchup against Kyle Lowry. Tuesday, 2:06 pm
  • Ben McLemore (wrist) doesn't practice Tuesday
    Ben McLemore (wrist) did not participate during Tuesday's light practice.

    Advice: McLemore sitting out a light practice isn't a great sign regarding his availability for Wednesday's game vs. Chicago, and if he's again forced to the sidelines tomorrow, Marco Belinelli will have another opportunity to start with Darren Collison seeing some increased opportunity for minutes off the bench. Check back for another update on Ben following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 1:48 pm
  • Kevin Martin (wrist) questionable for Tuesday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, although head coach Sam Mitchell said he didn't think he would play.

    Advice: Martin should be listed as doubtful here, and it would be very surprising to see him take the court tonight. We should have official confirmation soon enough, but Zach LaVine will be the primary beneficiary with Martin likely on the sidelines Tuesday night, and he's on the radar in DFS with a favorable matchup against the Lakers. Tuesday, 1:07 pm
  • Kobe Bryant (shoulder) '50-50' to play Tues
    Byron Scott said that Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is "50-50" to play vs. the Timberwolves on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kobe only played 23 minutes on Sunday, so perhaps he's able to get out there tonight. However, if he's out, Anthony Brown will draw another start and there will be more touches for Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams on offense. Check back for official confirmation on Kobe's status closer to tip-off. Tuesday, 11:15 am
  • G Time Flies: Gordon Hayward scores 27 points
    Gordon Hayward scored 27 points against the Bulls during a 105-96 overtime win on Monday with 12 rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 44 minutes.

    Advice: He hit a clutch shot at the rim to tie it in regulation with four seconds left and forced a turnover on the Bulls' next possession. G Time also had one of the prettiest backdoor cuts leading to a jam of the season during OT (in link below). He's playing off the ball more, but its led to fourth-round value in January. Monday, 10:50 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (illness) pours in 18 points
    Marco Belinelli (illness) returned from a one-game absence on Monday vs. the Bucks and looked great, scoring 18 points with six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: While he was just 5-of-15 from the field and 2-of-9 from deep, Belinelli had to step up with both Ben McLemore (wrist) and DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) on the shelf. McLemore did say that he should be back for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls, so Belinelli will likely head back to the bench for that one. He's not worth an add in most leagues. Feb 1, 10:03 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 19 vs. Spurs
    Victor Oladipo scored 19 points against the Spurs on Monday with three rebounds, seven assists, five steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The move to the starting lineup has been huge for 'Dipo. Since moving into the starting lineup 13 games ago, Oladipo averaged 17.7 points, 4.5 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.5 treys. He's put up third-round value in that span, which is sustainable. Feb 1, 9:46 pm
  • Evan Fournier sees limited run
    Evan Fournier played just 18 minutes against the Spurs on Monday with five points, one rebound and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Elfrid Payton wasn't benched and Mario Hezonja took some of Fournier's minutes. Fournier has been pretty solid in his move to the bench before this dud, averaging 15.6 points, 2.2 boards, 2.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.6 treys in those five. Stick with him for now. Feb 1, 9:35 pm
  • Will Barton scores 20 points w/ seven boards
    Will Barton dropped 20 points with seven boards, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers in Monday's win over the Raptors.

    Advice: He had a six-point dud in 17 minutes vs. the Pacers on Saturday, so it was nice to see him get back on track. He is going to struggle with consistency because coach Michael Malone adjusts his rotations based on his opponents, but Barton is still worth owning in all leagues. He has scored 20 or more points 14 times this season. Feb 1, 9:00 pm
  • Ben McLemore (wrist) targeting Wednesday
    Ben McLemore (wrist) believes he will be back for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: He is sitting out of Monday's game vs. the Bucks, but he is day-to-day and said that he wanted to play. Regardless, McLemore has been inconsistent all season and is not on the fantasy radar in most leagues. Marco Belinelli will benefit if he misses more time. Feb 1, 7:20 pm
  • Marco Belinelli and Kosta Koufos will start
    Marco Belinelli (illness) and Kosta Koufos will start vs. the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: They will join Rajon Rondo, Rudy Gay and Willie Cauley-Stein in the first unit. Ben McLemore (wrist) and DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) are sitting this one out, so expect to see a lot of Omri Casspi off the bench as well. Belinelli is on the radar as a 3-point specialist in deeper leagues until McLemore is cleared to return. Feb 1, 6:54 pm
  • Kevin Martin doubtful for Tuesday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) is doubtful to play against the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: It would be a shock to see him play. Zach LaVine is seeing minutes in the upper 20s with plenty of minutes at both guard spots. He should be owned in standard leagues now while Martin should have been dropped in most leagues. Feb 1, 4:45 pm
  • Marco Belinelli probable to play
    Marco Belinelli (illness) s probable to play against the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: He'll be back from his illness over the weekend. Belinelli has started some second halves for Ben McLemore (wrist), so he might get a start tonight and should have a lot of shots go his way. Feb 1, 1:52 pm
  • Kerr compares Curry to Price and Steve Nash
    Steve Kerr recently compared Stephen Curry to Mark Price and Steve Nash for his offensive abilities.

    Advice: "The two guys I’d maybe compare him the most to are Mark Price and Steve Nash in terms of the combination of ball-handling and passing and shooting range and creativity," Nash said. "But Steph has taken it to a new level. But he’s taken it to a new level in terms of just the range, the ballhanding and creativity. It’s pretty special." We agree, coach. We agree. Feb 1, 5:57 am
  • Arron Afflalo calls performance unacceptable
    Arron Afflalo, who had just five points on 2-of-12 shooting on Sunday, called his performance "unacceptable."

    Advice: "I didn’t have it tonight for whatever reason," he said. AA had hit double-digit scoring in four straight games prior to that, but he hasn't shot better than 50 percent from the field since January 20. Afflalo is what he is—an inconsistent scorer who doesn't offer much else across the stat sheet. You could (and should) be aiming higher. Feb 1, 5:45 am
  • Allen Crabbe helps Blazers beat Minnesota
    Allen Crabbe came off the bench for eight points on 4-of-7 in 23 minutes vs. the Wolves on Sunday, adding three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Crabbe is having a career year and he's quietly emerged with top-75 value in January (9-cat), posting 11.8 points, 1.6 triples, 3.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 assists, while making 47.3 percent FGs without a single miss at the FT line. He's not flashy, but is worth a pickup as a cheap, well-rounded roto option. Jan 31, 9:21 pm
  • Stephen Curry struggles vs. the Knicks
    Stephen Curry struggled against the Knicks on Sunday, scoring 13 points on just 5-of-17 shooting.

    Advice: The Warriors got off to a brutal start to the game and had their lowest-scoring quarter of the season with 18 in the first, but they still got the job done to secure their seventh straight win. The Warriors are now 44-4 on the season and Curry will look to get back on track vs. the Wizards on Wednesday. He added four boards, four assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes. He has a minor cut on his forehead, but he's obviously going to be fine. Jan 31, 7:19 pm
  • Archie Goodwin shoots 1-of-11 vs. Mavericks
    Archie Goodwin shot just 1-of-11 vs. the Mavericks, finishing Sunday's road loss with three points, four rebounds, one steal and three turnovers.

    Advice: Goodwin is averaging just 7.0 points on 7-of-36 shooting (19.4 percent) in his past three games, a steep decline considering how well he played immediately after Brandon Knight's groin injury. He was 1-of-8 within five feet of the rim and needs to finish better to sustain his offense -- fantasy owners should consider benching him until he heats up. Jan 31, 7:12 pm
  • Evan Fournier scores 24 points in 23 minutes
    Evan Fournier fared well in 23 minutes off the bench Sunday, posting 24 points on 6-of-8 FGs and 8-of-11 FTs, with four 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: In his first four games off the bench, Fournier averaged 13.5 points and 2.3 triples, but he added just 2.0 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocks. His steals should tick upward but a dearth of supporting stats is tough to swallow in most formats -- it's all but inevitable that his value will dissipate if he's stuck in a low-minute reserve role. Jan 31, 7:02 pm
  • Goran Dragic held to 23 minutes in easy win
    Goran Dragic had nine points, two rebounds, four assists and one steal in only 23 minutes vs. the visiting Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: It was only Dragic's second game after missing more than two weeks of action, and the Heat were in control of the game, so Erik Spoelstra used the opportunity to give Dragic extra rest. He's healthy and has had time to adjust to Miami's system and personnel, so there's a good chance he'll play better in the second half of the season. Many of his owners are ready to dump him for pennies on the dollar, so fire up some buy-low offers. Jan 31, 6:22 pm
  • Kent Bazemore grabs 10 boards in 33 minutes
    Kent Bazemore snared 10 rebounds in 33 minutes of action on Sunday, adding eight points (4-of-6 FGs, 0-of-2 FTs) with one assist, one steal and five turnovers.

    Advice: The Hawks are 1-5 in their past six games, and they've failed to score more than 95 points in any of the losses -- tonight they managed just 87 points on 38.6 percent shooting, with more turnovers (17) than assists (13). Bazemore has been slumping along with his team, shooting just 42.1 percent in his previous 10 games, but he's been too good this season to consider a cut. Jan 31, 6:14 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 21 points with four treys
    J.J. Redick scored 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting Sunday, to go with four 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: This was a nice bounce-back performance for J.J. who only managed to connect on two of his 10 shot attempts on Friday. The Clippers need his scoring to stay competitive with Blake Griffin on the sidelines, so he should continue to churn out late-middle round value over the next few months. Jan 31, 3:33 pm
  • Harden drops 40, Rockets lose third straight
    James Harden dropped 40 points in Saturday's 123-122 loss to the Wizards, adding 11 assists, seven boards, four steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Wizards had no answer for him on the defensive end and he even fouled Garrett Temple out of the game. The Rockets have lost three straight games, but Harden has been playing some incredible ball with averages of 30.2 points, 8.6 boards, 7.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.0 treys over his last five games. Jan 30, 9:19 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 24 points vs. Cavs
    Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points against the Cavs on Saturday during a 117-103 loss, adding six rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: What's up with the Spurs? They've been blown out in their last two road games with everyone watching. Kawhi's numbers did drop a bit in January, averaging 17.7 points with 5.3 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.5 treys. He only put up second-round value this month, but he's still No. 3 in standard leagues on the season. Jan 30, 8:27 pm
  • Danny Green has a bad game
    Danny Green scored five points with three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: You have to take the good with the bad with Green and it was bad tonight. He'll probably have a big game soon and he was shooting 50.0 percent from deep in his previous January games. Hang in there. Jan 30, 8:21 pm
  • Will Barton scores just six points
    Will Barton scored six points in 17 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday with two rebounds, one assist and three turnovers.

    Advice: Like most bench players, there will be some inconsistency. Plus, he will be at the mercy of coach Mike Malone going with a regular lineup, which hurts because Barton is at his best when he's in the small-ball lineups. Still, he's a hold in all leagues and played well in his previous three. Jan 30, 7:14 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 23 points vs. 76ers
    Stephen Curry scored 23 points with five rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and five 3-pointers against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Warriors were almost lucky to get this one after they turned in one of their worst quarters during a fourth-quarter collapse. As for Curry, he's hit at least three 3-pointers in 14 straight, which doesn't even match his 17 in a row from November to December. He is going to crush his record for treys in a season. Jan 30, 5:24 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (illness) ruled out Saturday
    Marco Belinelli (illness) has been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He is dealing with a stomach issue and the Kings will err on the side of caution tonight. Luckily for the Kings, Rudy Gay is available to play on Saturday. Expect Ben McLemore and Darren Collison to play a few more minutes as well. Jan 30, 3:01 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (illness) questionable on Sat
    Marco Belinelli (illness) is questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: He has a stomach issue issue and wasn't on the injury report yesterday. If Belinelli can't go, there should be more minutes for Darren Collison and Ben McLemore. Rudy Gay (eye) will be back, so there is little reason to trust DC or B-Mac. Jan 30, 11:31 am
  • Danny Green hopes his shot keeps falling
    Danny Green is hopeful that his shot will continue to improve.

    Advice: "Most nights [the shot] doesn’t feel like you’d like it to," Green said. "My teammates are constantly encouraging me to shoot, and that helps." Green has been in a season-long slump, but he actually hit 25-of-50 3-pointers during the month of January and is coming off an 18-point performance against the Rockets in which he hit six triples. As frustrating as he has been, he shouldn't be sitting on the wire in standard leagues. Jan 30, 8:47 am
  • Goran Dragic (calf) says he feels 'great'
    Goran Dragic said that his calf felt great in Friday's win over the Bucks.

    Advice: "I was surprised a little bit," Dragic said of his playing time. "But like I said, I felt great. No pain, nothing." Dragic played 32 minutes with 12 points, eight assists, one board, one steal and one 3-pointer, and the fact that he played so much after missing eight straight games suggests that he is close to 100 percent. Plug him into lineups with confidence. Jan 30, 8:15 am
  • Allen Crabbe scores 20 vs. Hornets
    Allen Crabbe scored 20 points against the Hornets on Friday with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, two turnovers and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Crabbe isn't playing small forward as much as he was earlier in the season, but his minutes are up in his last six. Still, he only put up 12th-round value in that span, so there's little incentive to adding him. Jan 29, 11:09 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores seven points with one trey
    J.J. Redick couldn't get his shot to drop during Friday's win over the Lakers, going 2-of-10 from the field on his way to seven points, two assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and one board in 22 minutes.

    Advice: This was a particularly disappointing performance for Redick with an easy matchup against the Lakers, but he should be better than this on most nights. Since Blake Griffin went down, J.J. has been a top-40 play in standard leagues behind averages of 17.7 points, 3.1 three-pointers and just 0.7 turnovers per game on 49.5 percent shooting. It'll be interesting to see what he can do on Sunday with a tough matchup against the Bulls. Jan 29, 10:41 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores 12 in return
    Goran Dragic scored 12 points in his return on Friday with one rebound, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Bucks.

    Advice: His team was happy to have him back. "It was great to have him back out there," Dwyane Wade said. Dragic was turning the corner before his calf issue and was putting up mid-round value, so his owners can throw him back into their lineups with hopes he can turn it up another notch. Jan 29, 9:43 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 12 points on nine shots
    Gordon Hayward scored 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting Friday, adding five boards, two assists, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Hayward didn't look for his shot much this game with Derrick Favors and Rodney Hood doing the heavy lifting on offense, but that's not a trend that's likely to continue. He's been a top-40 player over the past month, and he should have no trouble closing out the season as an early-round guy. Jan 29, 9:31 pm
  • James Harden scores 33 points in loss
    James Harden scored 33 points against the Thunder during a 116-108 loss on Friday, adding seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's scored more points per game against OKC than any other team. Harden and the Rockets are on a back-to-back and will take on the Wizards on Saturday. He's been terrific on the second half of back-to-backs with 31.2 points per game in those 12 instances, so fire him up in DFS against a sloppy Wizards team. Jan 29, 9:18 pm
  • Evan Turner scores 15 off the bench
    Evan Turner scored 15 points with two rebounds, eight assists, two steals and three turnovers in 25 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He said second unit has been beating the first unit in practice, and he compared it to UConn women's win streak. Jokes aside, Turner has been really good in reality for the second unit. He's still only hanging around top-150 value in standard leagues recently, so he's not an add now that Marcus Smart is back and playing wonderful ball. Jan 29, 8:05 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 11 in loss
    Victor Oladipo scored 11 points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: Basically the entire backcourt got shut down tonight, so Oladipo gets a pass here. He's been better in the starting lineup and he should still be an early-round guy going forward. Hopefully, coach Scott Skiles breaks up his minutes with Elfrid Payton, who had just 12 points and one assist tonight. Jan 29, 7:38 pm
  • Evan Fournier scores eight points
    Evan Fournier scored eight points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 18 minuets against the Celtics.

    Advice: Marcus Smart had him in a torture chamber for a few spots in this game. Fournier has been a sore spot in the rotation since behind bumped to the bench, but it hasn't affected his output too much. It still feels like his value will head south, but he's had decent numbers in fantasy up until tonight. Jan 29, 7:31 pm
  • Archie Goodwin has a letdown in loss
    Archie Goodwin made 3-of-15 from the field for six points with five rebounds, two assists and four turnovers in 23 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: He had a rough start and played just seven minutes in the first half due to turning the ball over three times and failing to score. Goodwin did turn it around and he had one of the better dunks of the year on Kristaps Porzingis (video in link below). Surprisingly, Jordan McRae took some of his minutes tonight. Still, Goodwin's owners shouldn't hit the panic button yet. Jan 29, 6:59 pm
  • Goran Dragic without formal minutes cap
    Goran Dragic (calf) will not have a formal minutes cap during his start against the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: He will likely be in the mid 20s for minutes and split time with Beno Udrih. Dragic was playing well before his calf issue, but it might take him a few to get his legs back. Jan 29, 3:38 pm
  • Multiple teams interested in Marco Belinelli
    Marco Belinelli has drawn trade interest from "teams around the league," according to CSN California.

    Advice: Belinelli has had a few nice stretches this season but he's struggling overall, shooting a career-low 38.4 percent from the field in a reserve role. The offers received have been "less than flattering," however, and the Kings aren't yet committed to being sellers as the trade deadline approaches. Rudy Gay is also a prominent trade target and we'll have many more rumors to relay in the coming weeks. Jan 29, 3:10 pm
  • Lance Thomas will move back to bench
    Lance Thomas will move back to the bench on Friday against the Suns.

    Advice: He is still not 100 percent from his knee injury last week. The Knicks brought Thanasis Antetokounmpo to the big club to help out, so maybe he gets some minutes. Thomas can be dropped in most leagues now that Carmelo Anthony (knee) is back. Jan 29, 3:09 pm
  • Archie Goodwin knows what he is capable of
    Archie Goodwin is not by surprised by his promising play over the last couple of weeks.

    Advice: "I’ve been knowing I could do this since my rookie year," Goodwin said. "People can say what they want but I know what I’m capable of doing. I know how hard I worked. I know the hours I put in with the coaches. It was just a matter of me getting an opportunity." Goodwin is averaging 18.0 points, 3.4 assists, 2.8 boards, 0.8 blocks, 1.6 steals and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five games and it makes sense to own him right now with Brandon Knight (groin) still without a timetable. Jan 29, 7:46 am
  • Kent Bazemore not worried about free agency
    Kent Bazemore is doing his best to concentrate on this season and worry about free agency later.

    Advice: Bazemore is due to become an unrestricted free agent after the season, but is staying focused on the 2015-16 season. "Winning takes care of everything," he said. "I’m just happy to be part of this [Atlanta] organization. The guys have given me an opportunity to play." Bazemore has stepped up his play as of late and is averaging 15.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.8 treys over his last fives games and is worth a start in standard fantasy leagues as long as he's rolling. Jan 28, 6:52 am
  • Curry scores just 14 in win over Mavs
    Stephen Curry scored 14 points against the Mavs on Wednesday with two rebounds, nine assists, one block, three steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He did not have any triples in the first half, but he was able to extend his streak with at least one trey to 117 straight games. He only has 10 more to match Kyle Korver's 127 -- Curry plays the Hawks for what could be his 126th. Additionally, the Warriors dropped 30 assists or more for the fifth straight game, which hasn't been done since the 1995 Magic. Curry will look to bounce back from this dud against the 76ers on Saturday. Jan 27, 10:19 pm
  • Danny Green scores 18 with six treys
    Danny Green matched his season highs of 18 points and six 3-pointers against the Rockets on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block.

    Advice: We know, we know. Green is a disappointment. However, he's actually shooting an even 50.0 percent from deep in January and he's sneakily posted sixth-round value this month. "I wouldn't have known that if you didn't tell me," Green said about his improved January shooting. As annoying as he's been and even though the following sentence has been written 30 times this season, his upside is too nice to leave on the wire in standard leagues. Jan 27, 9:49 pm
  • James Harden struggles in loss to Spurs
    James Harden scored 20 points against the Spurs during a 130-98 loss on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Spurs can shut down basically any non-Warriors team, so this isn't a surprise to see Harden struggle. His owners should have high hopes against his former team when he takes on OKC on Friday night. Jan 27, 9:22 pm
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