Yahoo Sports Fantasy Basketball

in partnership with NBA.com

Yahoo Public 130290 (ID# 130290)
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 18 points in loss
    Devin Booker scored 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting on Saturday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: The rookie added three boards, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes, and he only turned the ball over once. The 19-year-old is a special talent and is averaging 20.4 points, 3.6 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.0 triples over his last five games, returning top-75 value in that span. His development will likely be the Suns' top priority moving forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:34 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Alex Len plays just 15 minutes
    Alex Len played just 15 minutes on Saturday vs. the Jazz, scoring five points with three boards, two assists and one block.

    Advice: The low minutes was a major buzzkill after the center went off on Thursday vs. the Rockets with 12 points, 18 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes. The Suns are tanking and are clearly rebuilding for the future, so hopefully coach Earl Watson stops delaying the process and reduces Tyson Chandler's role. Len is an excellent stash for after the All-Star break, so hold him if you can. Chandler finished with 10 points, 14 boards and one block in 25 minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Orlando Johnson plays 19 minutes
    Orlando Johnson played 19 minutes in his Phoenix debut on Saturday vs. the Jazz, scoring seven points with one board, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He was 2-of-5 from the field and coach Earl Watson said earlier that he likes his athleticism and heart. Johnson is on a 10-day deal and is hoping to get signed for the rest of the season, but he's not on the fantasy radar outside of the deepest of leagues until that happens. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 17 w/ eight dimes
    Markieff Morris scored 17 points with seven boards, eight assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: His stat line was fantastic, but the only negative is that he shot just 6-of-22 from the field because the Suns weren't generating any easy looks. The Suns have been using Morris as the focal point of their offense, but to be clear they are more than likely just showcasing him for a trade. Regardless, he needs to be owned in all leagues right now with averages of 16.0 points, 6.4 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.6 steals and 0.8 3-pointers over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Raul Neto plays career-high 37 minutes
    Raul Neto played a career-high 37 minutes on Saturday vs. the Suns, scoring 13 points with four assists, two boards, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The rookie got some extended run since Trey Burke didn't travel due to an illness, so owners shouldn't overreact to the big minutes. Burke is day-to-day and Alec Burks (ankle) will steal some of his minutes when he returns after the All-Star break, so Neto is only worth a look in very deep leagues for owners in need of short-term help. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 25 w/ three triples
    Rodney Hood had his second dominant performance in a row, scoring 25 points vs. the Suns with three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He shot 9-of-19 from the field and added four boards, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes. He has now scored 22 or more points in six out of his last nine performances and has now gone 20 straight games with at least one 3-pointer. He's a beast and could have top-50 value the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Jimmy Butler returned to action on Friday February 5. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:55 pm
    Out
     
  • Jae Crowder returned to action on Friday February 5. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Rudy Gobert double-doubles in win
    Rudy Gobert double-doubled in Saturday's win over the Suns, scoring 13 points with 13 boards, two assists, one steal and four blocks in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He had more padding on his knee brace tonight and he was moving funny at points in the game, but the Jazz must not be concerned if they let him play 35 minutes vs. the tanking Suns. To be clear, his owners shouldn't be concerned, but it's something to keep an eye on going forward. Keep him locked into lineups. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:53 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Draymond Green scores nine with 14 boards
    Draymond Green scored nine points with 14 rebounds and six assists against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He was the unsung hero -- he always seems like the unsung hero. Green had the perfect microcosm of his style late in the game with a huge offensive board and eventually hitting Stephen Curry for a layup after killing the 24-second clock. He may have only scored nine points, but the Warriors probably would've lost without him. He's a fantasy stud, as well. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:35 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Kevin Durant's 40 points are not enough
    Kevin Durant scored 40 points with 14 rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes against the Warriors during a 116-108 loss on Saturday.

    Advice: The Thunder clawed back from an 18-point deficit to make this a game, but it just wasn't enough. As for KD, it's his third 40-point game on the year and he is tearing it up on offense right now. In his last 10, Durant averaged 32.1 points, 9.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.0 steals and 2.6 treys. He is up to 27.7 points per game and trails James Harden for second by just 0.1 points per game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:33 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 27 in loss to GSW
    Russell Westbrook scored 27 points with three rebounds, 12 assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not have any field goal makes in the fourth quarter. Westbrook's three rebounds are tied for his third-lowest output in that category. His scoring is starting to come up again with just one game below 24 points in his last seven games. Before that stretch, he had six such games in his previous seven. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge stays hot with 26 points
    LaMarcus Aldridge was excellent against the Lakers, scoring a game-high 26 points with nine boards and two assists in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The game was a lot closer than many were expecting, so his owners were fortunate that he played significant minutes even though it was the second night of a back-to-back set. Aldridge has benefitted from the absence of Tim Duncan (knee) with averages of 23.8 points, 6.2 boards and 2.0 blocks over his last five games, so this is a great time to sell high because the scoring and block numbers are not sustainable. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Serge Ibaka scores eight with no blocks
    Serge Ibaka scored eight points with three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: This is pretty close to rock bottom for Serge. He's seen his usage rate really fall off and he isn't blocking shots like he usually does. His body of work suggests he'll get it turned around, so Ibaka is still a buy-low player. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Enes Kanter playing well right now
    Enes Kanter scored 14 points with 15 rebounds and one assist against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He is actually in a really nice rhythm in his last five, averaging 17.2 points, 9.4 boards, 0.8 blocks and 0.4 steals on 63.2 percent from the field and 92.9 percent from the line. This is probably his peak, so try to sell high if you can. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell plays just 23 minutes
    D'Angelo Russell played just 23 minutes on Saturday vs. the Spurs, scoring 12 points with two assists, two boards, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had a couple of great sequences in the second half, but coach Byron Scott once again did not play him down the stretch. However, Scott did say after the game that Russell would get the chance to start and close out games after the All-Star break, so better days are ahead for his owners. He's still a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 26 points in win
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 26 points during an impressive 112-105 win over the Bulls on Saturday, adding 17 rebounds, one assist, three blocks and two turnovers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Sam Mitchell said after the game he likes how Towns and Dieng are playing together. Mitchell also hinted he could be giving Towns more run, which is music to his fantasy owners' ears. Even in just 34.2 minutes per game in his last 10, he's No. 4 in standard fantasy leagues. KAT has no ceiling. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 21 in loss
    Jordan Clarkson dropped 21 points in Saturday's loss to the Spurs, adding six boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The best part of his line was his efficiency, as he hit 9-of-14 shots from the field, 2-of-2 from the line and 1-of-2 from 3-point range with just one turnover. Coach Byron Scott said that Clarkson has the potential to be an All-Star, and the young guard could have some massive offers waiting for him when he hits restricted free agency this summer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng scores season-high 24 points
    Gorgui Dieng put up season-highs 24 points, seven assists and 41 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday with 13 rebounds and one block.

    Advice: Coach Sam Mitchell said after the game he might be willing to find out if Dieng can play 40 minutes regularly. "We're going to find out," Mitchell said. Dieng's offensive game has turned the corner in a big way with 17.6 points per game in his last five. Once the blocks start coming, he should have a sharp upward trend. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:10 pm
    Out
     
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:19 am
    Out
     
  • Rodney Hood is mentally stronger this season
    Rodney Hood said that he has been getting better mentally which helped him bounce back on Friday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: "I think it helped just having a short-term memory," Hood said. "I've been getting better mentally, and I remember early in the season letting a situation like this go over from game to game. I'm maturing, so I just wanted to be aggressive, as long as I hit shots or not." Hood was held to eight points on Wednesday vs. the Jazz, but he put that performance behind him and dropped 23 points with three treys on Saturday. Hood is a stud and should be considered a must-start player. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:43 am
  • Watson praises Orlando Johnson
    Suns coach Earl Watson spoke highly of newly-acquired guard Orlando Johnson.

    Advice: "He plays with his heart like [P.J. Tucker]," Watson said. "He’s athletic. He’s shooting the ball well from 3 right now. But what we need more than anything right now is like-minded players. He has a like-minded attitude coming from the Spurs program. You know the attitude he’s going to have. He’s going to play the right way." Johnson is on a 10-day deal and will look to impress the Suns during Saturday's game vs. the Jazz. He's not on the fantasy radar for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:29 am
  • Scott says Clarkson can become an All-Star
    Byron Scott said that Jordan Clarkson has the potential to become an All-Star.

    Advice: "Hopefully in the next couple of years, he keeps progressing," Scott said. "When it’s his fourth or fifth year in this league, hopefully he’s one of those guys that you can look at as possibly being an All-Star." Clarkson will be a restricted free agent this summer, but he recently expressed his desire to stay in Los Angeles. "I definitely want to be here in LA and be a part of this young group and grow," Clarkson said. "Hopefully we can grow into something great. I love L.A." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:48 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:59 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge double-doubles w/ two swats
    LaMarcus Aldridge double-doubled during Friday's easy win over the Mavs, tallying 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with 10 boards, two assists, two steals, two blocks and one turnover in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Aldridge has been playing extremely well since Tim Duncan (knee) went down, producing averages of 20.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 2.0 blocks and just 1.5 turnovers per game which has been good enough for top-20 value in standard leagues. However, Aldridge has never averaged more than 1.2 swats per game, so now seems like a good sell-high opportunity for a guy that's producing unsustainable numbers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:47 pm
  • Rudy Gobert scores 15 with five steals
    Rudy Gobert made the Bucks offense look like it belonged in the NCAA during an 84-81 win on Friday, scoring 15 points with eight rebounds, one assist, five steals and three blocks in 38 minutes.

    Advice: His five steals are a career high, he made 6-of-7 from the field and he didn't turn the ball over. The Jazz are winning with defense and coach Quin Snyder is OK with that. "I think we are an offensive juggernaut," Snyder said. "We've scored over 80 for two straight games." As for Gobert, he's inside of the top 15 over his last 10 games and is back to being a fantasy monster. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:34 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 23 points vs. Bucks
    Rodney Hood scored a game-high 23 points during a win over the Bucks on Friday with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: That's a bounce-back from his rare dud on Wednesday. Hood has emerged as one of the best sophomores in the NBA and the Jazz continue to build the offense around him. Expect him to keep flirting with top-50 value even when Alec Burks (leg) comes back. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:29 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:41 pm
    Out
     
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:09 pm
    Out
     
  • Jae Crowder hits just 1-of-9 shots in 32 mins
    Jae Crowder was clearly bothered by his sore right ankle during Friday's win over the Cavs, hitting just 1-of-9 shots on his way to three points, seven boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Crowder said that he felt like he was playing on one leg, and that he probably would have sat out if the Celtics were playing a different team. He did play some nice defense, but he didn't have any lift on his jumper, and his three points didn't come until the closing minutes of the fourth quarter. It wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out Sunday's game vs. Sacramento, which would likely result in Evan Turner returning to the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:54 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:42 pm
    Out
     
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:18 pm
    Out
     
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:33 pm
    Out
     
  • Jae Crowder will play, has ankle taped
    Jae Crowder (ankle) will play against the Cavs and had his ankle taped.

    Advice: Crowder said his ankle is "stiff as hell" for the game. He might be a little limited as far as performance goes against LeBron James, but there has been no talk of his minutes being limited tonight. Start him like you normally would in standard leagues. It'll be interesting to see how LeBron attacks Crowder tonight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:34 pm
  • Jae Crowder (ankle) still on track to play
    Jae Crowder (ankle) is still on track to play against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: He is dealing with swelling and missed shootaround, so he might not be at 100 percent against LeBron James. Crowder is fine to start in season-long leagues, but he's a very risky play in DFS tonight. He's been a fantasy steal. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:05 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:18 am
    Out
     
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) is a game-time call
    Jimmy Butler (knee) is a game-time call against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He made it through the morning shootaround and is feeling a little better, but he wants to test his knee out in pre-game warmups before making a final decision. For what it's worth, Butler believes that he will be able to play. If he is cleared to go, Tony Snell will return to the bench and Derrick Rose's value will take a hit. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:50 am
    Out
     
  • Jae Crowder (ankle) is a game-time call
    Jae Crowder (ankle) is a game-time call on Friday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He sprained his ankle on Wednesday vs. the Pistons, but he did say that he is expecting to play. Regardless, Crowder will not go through shootaround and is a true game-time call, so his owners should have a backup plan ready just in case. If Crowder sits, expect Evan Turner and Marcus Smart to see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:05 am
  • Suns signing Orlando Johnson
    The Suns will sign Orlando Johnson to a 10-day deal.

    Advice: The Suns have no healthy point guards on their roster and are playing three shooting guards and P.J. Tucker out of position. This season Johnson is averaging 15.2 points, 5.1 boards, 2.7 assists, 0.5 steals and 1.9 treys with the Austin Spurs this year. He's 26 years old, was a second-round pick in 2012 and hasn't been in the NBA since 2013-14. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:21 pm
  • D'Angelo Russel scores 13 points
    D'Angelo Russell scored 13 points with three rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Bryon Scott always likes to handle his rookie point guards carefully, but he's been more open and critical about it this year -- the Twitter age probably doesn't help. Russell is fully expected to start later this month or in March, so keep him stashed with hopes the Lakers dump some players. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:03 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 17 points, bangs knee
    Devin Booker made just 3-of-12 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line for 17 points during a 111-105 loss to the Rockets on Thursday, adding three rebounds, four assists, five turnovers and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He scored 14 in the first half and was ice cold after that. Booker did bang his knee with two minutes left in the second quarter. He didn't go to the locker room until halftime and he did start the second half. Expect Booker to improve on the shooting efficiency going forward. He's in the 3-point contest next weekend. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:02 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. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:59 pm
  • Markieff Morris cools off in loss
    Markieff Morris made 4-of-12 for 14 points against the Rockets on Thursday with five rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The offense went through him quite a bit tonight, but the efficiency wasn't there like it was in his 30-point explosion. Morris was even teaching the younger guys tonight, which didn't happen often under Jeff Hornacek. A trade will kill his value, but he's worth owning as long as he's starting. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:55 pm
  • Alex Len grabs career-high 18 boards
    Alex Len grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds against the Rockets on Thursday with 12 points, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't get any minutes at power forward and that part of his minute allotment looks like it's over for now -- at least until Markieff Morris is no longer around. The Suns have said they want to go with a youth movement while making Tyson Chandler more of a leader, so expect Len to hang around the 23-26 minute mark most nights. He'll still be worth owning with that amount of playing time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:34 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge feeling like old self again
    LaMarcus Aldridge was back to feeling like his old self after Wednesday's win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: Aldridge scored a season-high 36 points against the Pelicans on Wednesday and said he's feeling like his old slef again. "The ball’s been going in," Aldridge said. "Taking the shots and making them, playing more confident, more like myself, and I think the team has fed off that energy." While Aldridge isn't providing the returns his fantasy owners expected, his last two games could go a long way towards getting his value back on track. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:27 am
  • Crowder rolls ankle, but says he's OK
    Jae Crowder sprained his ankle on Wednesday against the Pistons, but said after the game that he expects to play on Friday after momentarily being crumpled in pain after Marcus Morris fell onto his lower leg.

    Advice: "I’m a little banged up but it’s a part of it and it’s about that time of the season where a lot of guys are getting nicks and knacks," he said. "But I’ll take care of my body the next few days and get ready for the next one." Crowder had 12 points, six boards and four steals in the win, and the Celtics play at Cleveland on Friday, so owners will want to check back and make sure Crowder's good to go. He came into Wednesday's game with a calf injury, but was able to play through it. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:43 am
  • Gorgui Dieng scores 12 with five TOs
    Gorgui Dieng scored 12 points with 10 rebounds and five turnovers against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Where did the blocks go? Dieng only has one block combined in his last four games in 145 minutes. His five turnovers also matched a season high. As long as he's getting minutes, he should be close to a must-start player. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:06 am
  • Karl-Anthony Towns turns it up late
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 17 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not score in the first half and got hot late. Towns is putting up an all-time rookie season and it's obviously translating to fantasy. In his last 10 games, only Stephen Curry, James Harden and Kevin Durant have more value than Towns. He's 20. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:41 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge scores season-high 36
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 36 points against the Pelicans during a 110-97 win on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: He was 12-of-20 from the field and made all 12 free throws. Aldridge is coming off a season-high 28 from Monday and he's rolling in his last four, averaging 26.0 points, 5.5 boards, 1.5 assists and 2.0 blocks on 64.9 percent from the field. He'll cool off, but this is nice to see for those who overspent on him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:38 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • Rodney Hood struggles on 3-of-12 shooting
    Rodney Hood hit just 3-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for eight points and a block on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was piping hot coming in, with his last single-digit scoring game coming on Jan. 6, while he had scored between 16 and 29 points in each of his last six games. He'll bounce back soon, but never got it going against the strong defense of Gary Harris tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:48 pm
  • Not Nice: Durant hits game winner, scores 37
    Kevin Durant hit 27-foot game-winner during a 117-114 victory over the Magic on Wednesday, finishing with 37 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, three blocks and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: KD is not nice. He gave Tobias Harris a dirty crossover to get free for the shot with 0.5 seconds left (video in link below). Durant is rolling in his last five, averaging 33.8 points, 9.8 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.8 steals and 3.0 treys on 50.5 percent from the field and 90.2 percent from the line. Yes, teams have interest in signing him this offseason. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • Bestbrook: Russ Westbrook drops 24-19-14
    Russell Westbrook went bonkers during a win over the Magic on Wednesday, making 10-of-18 from the field for 24 points with 19 rebounds, 14 assists, two steals and just two turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: That makes three straight triple-doubles for Westbrook with a career high in boards and he just missed joining Dwight Howard and Andre Drummond as the only players to post a 20-20 this year. Westbrook made 52.8 percent from the field in his last five for 24.2 points per game. Interestingly, he's attempted a whopping 49.4 percent of his shots at the rim in that span, so there's your reason for the bump in FG%. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:03 pm
  • Serge Ibaka blocks six shots, scores nine
    Serge Ibaka blocked six shots against the Magic on Wednesday with nine points, seven rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He had a great block on Victor Oladipo to deny the Magic from a lead before Kevin Durant hit a game-winning trey. Ibaka has not been very good lately and has only posted sixth-round value in 2016. He busted loose last year late in the season before an injury and has a very high floor, so he could improve later this year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:56 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Draymond Green posts 10th trip-dub of year
    Draymond Green logged his 10th triple-double of the season during a win over the Wizards on Wednesday, scoring 12 points with 10 rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and five blocks.

    Advice: That's back-to-back triple-doubles for Green and he managed to keep his lead over Russell Westbrook, who dropped his eighth triple-double on the season tonight. Green's blocks had also dropped in each full month this year, so he got a nice start there in February. He's one of a kind. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:04 pm
  • Jae Crowder (calf) good to go
    Jae Crowder (calf) is ready to play on Wednesday against the Pistons.

    Advice: He was never in doubt, but the team did mention as they announced actives. Crowder should be close to 30 minutes tonight in a slightly sub-par matchup for him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:53 pm
  • Stein: Raptors interested in Markieff Morris
    The Raptors are showing interest in Markieff Morris, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Stein reported earlier that the Raptors have interest in P.J. Tucker. The Raptors and Suns played last night, which included Morris going for a season-high 30 points in his best game of the season. Coach Earl Watson called Morris "the main focus" of the offense, so a trade to Toronto would cripple his value. If he's moved, that would help Mirza Teletovic, who is also believed to be on the block. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:53 am
  • Ibaka explains downward trend in his numbers
    Serge Ibaka said that spending more time away from the rim has contributed to the downward trend in his shot blocking and rebounding numbers.

    Advice: "It's tough. Four years ago, I used to be in the paint most of the time, so I used to get more blocks, more rebounds," said Serge. "Now the way they play, we have to change." For the first time in Ibaka's career, Russell Westbrook is averaging more rebounds than him at 7.4 per game, although Serge has still managed to put up top-50 value on the season largely due to his 2.1 blocks per game. Ibaka qualifies as a buy-low guy, but there are no guarantees he can be a top-20 player to close out the year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:15 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:45 am
  • Scott frustrated with Russell's attitude
    The Lakers coaching staff have been frustrated at times with D'Angelo Russell's sense of entitlement, according to beat reporter Mark Medina.

    Advice: More specifically, Byron Scott has been trying to "humble" the Lakers No. 2 overall pick this season, and it'll be interesting to see if Scott ever decides to fully unleash the rookie this year. If Byron would like to remain the Lakers head coach next season, it would be wise for him to return Russell to the starting lineup, but Scott has more often than not been more concerned with catering to Kobe Bryant's every whim on his retirement tour rather than actually developing the building blocks in Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:33 am
  • Durant and Westbrook to LA highly unlikely
    The idea of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook signing with the Lakers as free agents is "almost laughable," according to sources of Basketball Insiders.

    Advice: The initial KD and Westbrook to Los Angeles story was spawned by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, who tends to favor sensationalism over journalism, and the reality is that if the pair would like to remain together they'd make more money by staying in OKC. Additionally, it wouldn't make sense for Durant to leave the Thunder in order to pursue a championship and then wind up going through a rebuild with the Lakers. For now, Los Angeles seems like a very unlikely destination for the Durantuala. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:05 am
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 14 points
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored an efficient 14 points on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, shooting 6-of-9 from the field and 1-of-2 from 3-point range.

    Advice: The rookie picked up a couple of fouls in the first quarter, but he still managed to add nine boards, two assists and two blocks to his name. He has played an average of 34.2 minutes per game over the last five due to injuries to Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (foot), so his fantasy value is trending up. He should be treated as a top-10 player in fantasy from here on out. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:29 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng scores 19 points w/ five assists
    Gorgui Dieng scored 19 points with six rebounds, five assists and one steal in 37 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (foot) are likely going to miss some more time and are also shut-down candidates, so Dieng should play heavy minutes next to Karl-Anthony Towns down the stretch. He's now averaging 17.2 points, 9.2 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.4 blocks and 1.2 steals over his last five games while shooting 63.0 percent from the field and 77.8 percent from the line, returning top-25 value in standard leagues in that span. He's poised for a monster finish to the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:19 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 16 points in win
    Jordan Clarkson scored 16 points with three boards, two assists and two steals in 35 minutes vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Advice: Coach Byron Scott has hinted several times that D'Angelo Russell will eventually move back into the starting lineup after the All-Star break, but that would likely push Lou Williams to the bench as opposed to Clarkson. Additionally, Williams is a trade candidate so that would take the pressure off both Russell and Clarkson if he was moved. Clarkson is a huge part of the Lakers' future and his role should be safe no matter what, so his owners don't have too much to be worried about. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:59 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 18 points in win
    D'Angelo Russell scored 18 points with three boards, three assists and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: He looked really strong in the first half, but coach Byron Scott benched him down the stretch because Jordan Clarkson "is a little more experienced." Scott's treatment of the rookie has been puzzling this season and it's also gained a lot of attention from the media, so hopefully he starts feeling the pressure to increase the rookie's role. His outlook after the All-Star break is still promising. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:49 pm
  • Watson: Markieff Morris is 'focus' of offense
    Earl Watson said after Tuesday's game, when Markieff Morris exploded for 30 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer, that Morris is now the focal point of the team's struggling offense.

    Advice: "He is the main focus of our offense moving forward, we know that," Watson said after the game. Morris racked up season highs in points, rebounds, assists and blocks (tie) and is officially a must-pickup player in fantasy hoops. He could flop at any time or be traded into a bad situation, but based on what his coach said tonight, you have every reason to try to get him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:55 pm
  • Alex Len invisible in Tuesday's loss
    Alex Len got into some early foul trouble on Tuesday and the Suns decided to play small ball against the Raptors. Len finished with just two points and four rebounds on 1-of-5 shooting in 16 minutes.

    Advice: We love Len, but tonight's disaster was painful and the fact he's not starting over Tyson Chandler doesn't help, either. Len is still a hold in most fantasy leagues, but if you feel like you can't take it anymore, you've got to do what you've got to do. He's averaging just 4.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his last four games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:09 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 27 in loss to Raptors
    Devin Booker hit 9-of-19 shots and six 3-pointers for 27 points, five rebounds, two steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Raptors.

    Advice: Booker is rolling and none of those goodies were even season highs. He's averaging 19 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games, shooting 44 percent, and should now be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:06 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:04 pm
  • Markieff Morris goes for 30 & 11 in start
    Markieff Morris started over Mirza Teletovic on Tuesday and went off for 30 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer on 13-of-20 shooting in 41 minutes.

    Advice: The points, boards, assists and blocks (tie) were all season highs for the disgruntled Morris, and the Suns and new coach Earl Watson are in full showcase mode as they hope to trade Morris. This will certainly help his trade value and he is officially the hottest pickup of the night in fantasy. He could fade just as quickly as he exploded, but he's probably worth grabbing if you have someone to drop. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:56 pm
  • Jae Crowder scores 16 in Celtics win
    Jae Crowder played through a calf injury and hit 6-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 16 points, five rebounds and a steal on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was iffy coming in with the injury but looked fine tonight. Get him back in your lineup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:00 pm
  • Markieff Morris will start on Tuesday
    Markieff Morris will start on Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: The Suns will likely be sellers at the trade deadline and Morris is a candidate to be moved, so they're clearly trying to boost his value. He hasn't played well this season, and a trade to a contender wouldn't necessarily be a good thing for his value. For now, he's better suited for deeper leagues. Mirza Teletovic will return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:55 pm
  • Jae Crowder (shin/calf) will start Tuesday
    Jae Crowder (shin/calf) will start on Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Crowder is a little banged up and won't be 100 percent, but he was cleared to play earlier in the day and should see his normal workload. Get him in your lineups and we will let you know how he holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:35 pm
  • Markieff Morris could start Tuesday vs. TOR?
    Markieff Morris may return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors, according to beat reporter Paul Coro.

    Advice: Coro is basing this assessment off newly appointed interim head coach Earl Watson's quotes from earlier today when he said he's going to "nurture and embrace" Morris. Markieff's playing time could be trending up with a new coach at the helm, so he's someone to consider as a speculative add in deep leagues if you have someone to cut. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:29 pm
  • Jae Crowder (calf) expected to play Tuesday
    Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that he thinks Jae Crowder (shin/calf) will play Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Stevens added that Crowder has been cleared to play after suffering the injury to his calf/shin during Monday's practice, so owners can feel free to get him active for tonight's favorable matchup with the Knicks. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:08 pm
  • Watson says the Suns will 'embrace' Markieff
    Coach Earl Watson said the Suns are going to "nurture and embrace" Markieff Morris.

    Advice: He said the team needs him and for Morris' attitude "to be positive no matter what." Watson talked a lot about a family environment, passion and honesty in his press conference, so Morris may be receptive at least in the short term. Morris and Watson have a good relationship and the new coach says he wants clearer roles, so there's a good chance Morris gets the lion's share of power forward minutes tonight. He's not playing well, so he's only worth a look if you have something to cut for now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:08 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:06 pm
  • Watson ready to unleash Devin Booker?
    Coach Earl Watson said Devin Booker is going to be "special" and thinks he can be a "superstar."

    Advice: Watson said Booker is way more efficient than Kevin Durant was in his rookie season, which is true from a true shooting standpoint. Watson also supported a lot of passing for open shots and getting away from dribbling, so that should bode well for the rookie. He also said he wants a team to have defined roles with a clear picture of who the main scorers are, which is likely to be Booker. Expect his output to rise going forward. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:00 pm
  • Durant practices in full without knee brace
    Kevin Durant went through a full practice on Tuesday without wearing any brace or sleeve on his right knee.

    Advice: Durant wore a right knee brace during Monday's game, but he produced a standard stat stuffing line, and after going through a full practice on Tuesday there's nothing to be concerned about here. Move along. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:37 pm
  • Report: Dubs in the running for Kevin Durant?
    The Warriors have emerged as "significant frontrunners" to sign Kevin Durant as an unrestricted free agent if he decides to leave the Thunder this offseason, according to sources of Adrian Wojnarowski

    Advice: In order for the Dubs to create the cap space for this move, they would need to trade away Andre Iguodala, stretch Andrew Bogut and Jason Thompson, and withdraw Harrison Barnes' qualifying offer. Durant is also by no means a lock to leave OKC this offseason, and another idea that has been floated around is him signing a two-year deal with the Thunder with a player option on the second-year, so that he would hit free agency with Russell Westbrook. This is obviously going to be a huge story this offseason, but for now, Durant is fantasy basketball's No. 2 overall option. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:51 am
  • OKC mum on reason for Kevin Durant's brace
    Kevin Durant wore a brace on his right knee during Monday's win over the Wizards, but the Thunder didn't elaborate on the reason.

    Advice: Head coach Billy Donovan said reporters would have to ask Durant about the brace/sleeve that he wore on his right knee, but Durant left the locker room without talking to reporters. While he was seen icing the knee on the bench, KD didn't look any worse for the wear on the court en route to scoring 28 points on 9-of-18 shooting. We'll keep an eye out for updates, but it doesn't sound like this is anything fantasy owners should worry about just yet. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:37 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. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:50 pm
  • Raul Neto scores career-high 14 points
    Raul Neto scored a career-high 14 points against the Bulls on Monday with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: It's also just the second time in his career with more than 30 minutes. He actually gave Derrick Rose the business and showed more assertiveness in this big win. He'll obviously need to do it a few more times to garner the attention in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:46 pm
  • Rodney Hood fouls out, scores 19
    Rodney Hood scored 19 points with five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers before fouling out against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: Hood has a knack for getting two quick fouls, but this was his first time fouling out in his career on six personals. On the positive side, he's quickly becoming one of the best wings in pick-and-roll and that's become the Jazz's new pet play. Hood has top-40 value in 2016 and should flirt with top-50 value going forward. It's all good with the Hood. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:38 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge drops season-high 28 points
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 28 points against the Magic during a 107-92 win on Monday, adding four rebounds and five blocks in 32 minutes.

    Advice: His five blocks were also a season high and topped his entire January total of four. It's pretty wild to see Aldridge set a season high tonight at 28. In fact, he scored 28 or more 10 different times before Feb. 1 of last season with the Blazers. Aldridge is definitely trending up. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:06 pm
  • Serge Ibaka bounces back with 19 points
    Serge Ibaka broke out of his slump with 19 points and 10 boards vs. the Wizards on Monday.

    Advice: He looked great tonight and added three assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes. He averaged just 4.0 points, 3.0 boards, 1.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in his previous two games, so he needed tonight's performance in the worst way. His owners can deploy him with confidence on Wednesday against the Magic. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:57 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 28 points in win
    Kevin Durant scored 28 points on 9-of-18 shooting in Monday's win over the Wizards, adding nine boards, four assists and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He was wearing a brace on his right knee tonight, but there is no report of an injury. For now, his owners shouldn't be concerned. KD looked great out there despite turning the ball over a game-high seven times, and he gets a pass for that since he has been the second best player in fantasy this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:43 pm
  • Russell Westbrook triple-doubles in win
    Russell Westbrook triple-doubled in Monday's 114-98 win over the Wizards, scoring 17 points with 13 boards, 11 assists, one steal and five turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: This was his second triple-double in a row and his seventh of the season. Westbrook was an efficient 8-of-13 from the field, but he missed all three 3-pointers and the five turnovers were a buzzkill. The Thunder will be back in action on Wednesday vs. the Magic, and then they will take a trip to Oracle Arena to take on the Warriors on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:37 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell struggling to improve game
    D'Angelo Russell admitted that he doesn't feel like he's currently improving his NBA game.

    Advice: Russell complained about the Lakers work in practice not translating to games, but the more troubling aspect of his quote has to be the following: "I feel like I was improving. Now I feel like it's ... not really as much." Russell is expected to rejoin the starting lineup after the All-Star break, but as he said, "something different" has to happen for D'Angelo to restart his previous progress. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:11 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:57 am
  • Karl-Anthony Towns notches 25th double-double
    Karl-Anthony Towns notched his fourth straight double-double on Sunday with 21 points (9-of-18 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs), 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals, three blocks and one 3-pointers.

    Advice: Towns criticized his play on Friday even though he racked up 32 points and 12 rebounds in a tough matchup vs. Utah. "I was like a brick out there for my team," he said. "I played like crap. I didn't play well at all defensively." The Wolves' cornerstone atoned for his perceived failings tonight, notching his 25th double-double of the year, but it wasn't enough to avoid another road loss. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 8:54 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. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:19 pm
  • Markieff Morris gets season-high four steals
    Markieff Morris collected a season-high four steals on Sunday, adding 13 points with four rebounds and four assists.

    Advice: Morris shot 5-of-13 from the field in 26 minutes of action, and he's showing some signs of life over the Suns' past four games. He's on the trade block but Phoenix is hoping to extract more value than what they've been offered thus far, so it looks like Morris will be stuck in his current role until the trade deadline is impending. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:14 pm
  • Alex Len quiet in 15 minutes off Suns' bench
    Alex Len came off the Suns' bench vs. Dallas on Sunday, finishing with just six points, eight rebounds and three blocks in 15 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs deployed a small starting lineup with Chandler Parsons at PF, which may have been the catalyst for the change with Mirza Teletovic starting over Len. They'll play a more traditional frontcourt in Toronto on Tuesday, so Len's trip to the bench may be short-lived -- either way he remains a 'hold' in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:13 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. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:12 pm
  • Devin Booker fouls out w/ 19/7/4 in road loss
    Devin Booker fouled out of Sunday's game with 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two 3-pointers and one block in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Booker shot 6-of-15 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line, and the only blemish was a team-high four turnovers. "You've got no chance when you turn the ball over," coach Jeff Hornacek said this weekend. "If you can't complete the basic plays, you're in for some long nights." The Suns' backcourt is desperately thin without Brandon Knight (groin) and Eric Bledsoe (knee surgery), so Booker will continue to play big minutes regardless of his turnover totals. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:11 pm
  • Draymond Green records 9th triple-double
    Draymond Green recorded his ninth triple-double of the season with 20 points, 10 assists and 10 boards in Sunday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: He was a perfect 9-of-9 from the field and added two steals, two blocks, two 3-pointers and four turnovers in 37 minutes. Green blamed his "selfish unselfishness" after chasing stats in his previous game vs. the 76ers in which he turned the ball over a career-high seven times, but he didn't force a lot of passes tonight. For what it's worth, the last Warrior to go a perfect 9-of-9 from the field on at least nine attempts was Chris Mullin in 1990. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 6:55 pm
  • Alex Len shifts to bench vs. small-ball Mavs
    Alex Len will come off the Suns' bench on Sunday, with Mirza Teletovic starting at PF.

    Advice: The Mavericks are starting Chandler Parsons at PF tonight so Len's owners shouldn't panic, even though he also didn't start the second half of Friday's game. Phoenix has every reason to find him minutes, whether he starts or comes off the bench, so sit tight. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 4:14 pm
  • Sam Mitchell says Dieng is improving
    Wolves coach Sam Mitchell said that Gorgui Dieng is getting "a lot better."

    Advice: "He works hard, he’s getting a lot better," Mitchell said. "When he sets good screens and rolls to the basket, it just makes us a better basketball team. It just opens up spacing and creates more opportunities for guys." Dieng admitted that it was difficult to play limited minutes under Mitchell at the start of the season, but his role has steadily increased and he said he is "more comfortable" playing the four next to Karl-Anthony Towns. Dieng scored 20 points with 15 boards, two assists and two steals in his last game and needs to be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 9:55 am
  • Russell says his defense must improve
    D'Angelo Russell admitted that he needs to stop being "nonchalant" on the court.

    Advice: "Don't take plays off on the defensive end, and on the offensive end don't be nonchalant. No player in this league -- they might be really, really good and they look like they're playing nonchalant, but they're not," said Russell. "Me, at this point, I tend to be nonchalant at times -- just getting it out of my system." As disappointing as the rookie has been, he still has all the tools to become a stud in this league and he should be much better after the All-Star break. His owners would likely regret letting him go right now. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 6:31 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:21 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. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 5:24 pm
  • Draymond Green just misses a trip-dub
    Draymond Green scored 10 points with 13 rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block and seven turnovers against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: His seven turnovers are a career high and he was really forcing a lot of passes. However, he had the game-winning assist as he hit Harrison Barnes with less than a second left for the game winner. Green's assists were dipping in his previous three with just 12 in that span, but there's nothing to worry about as he's still sixth in the NBA for assists per game with across-the-board production. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 5:20 pm
  • Quin Snyder praises Raul Neto
    Utah coach Quin Snyder praised rookie Raul Neto after Friday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: "He's understanding what the guys need and assuming the role of the guy who's getting them the ball," Snyder said. "He's hitting open shots and defending the ball. He can make an impact doing that, and winning battles at the point of attack." Neto had nine points with six assists in 25 minutes in the win, but his production has been sporadic this season and he was scoreless in his previous outing. He is only on the radar in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 9:15 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. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:47 am
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 8 points w/ 5 dimes
    D'Angelo Russell shot just 3-of-10 from the field during Friday's loss to the Lakers, on his way to eight points, five assists, two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one steal and two turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Despite being this year’s No. 2 overall selection and playing for the worst team in the Western Conference (9-39), Russell is averaging a mere 26.9 minutes per game and is stuck behind Lou Williams, Kobe Bryant and Anthony Brown in the rotation. Byron Scott won’t hesitate to bench Russell, and it’s troubling to see Anthony Brown start over him when Kobe goes to the sidelines. The upside is there for Russell, but playing for Scott is a major hindrance to his value. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 10:31 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 17 points w/ 8 boards
    Jordan Clarkson scored 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting during Friday's loss to the Clippers, adding eight rebounds, two assists and three turnovers through 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: Clarkson has been a solid late-round guy on the season, but that’s basically where his value maxes out due to a low shooting percentage (43.7 percent from the field) and limited 3-point shooting (1.0 three-pointer per contest). His game translates better to points leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:59 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 33 points on 75.1 TS%
    Kevin Durant made 11-of-18 from the field and all nine free throws for 33 points against the Rockets during a 116-108 win on Friday, adding 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was cooling off a tad earlier this month, but he's rolling again. In his last four, Durant averaged 34.0 points, 11.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.3 treys on 51.2 percent from the field. He's putting up wonderful numbers on two-point shots and he's been the No. 2 player in January behind Stephen Curry. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:34 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. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:31 pm
  • Russell Westbrook triple-doubles vs. Rockets
    Russell Westbrook triple-doubled against the Rockets on Friday with 26 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists, one steal, one block, one 3-pointer and eight turnovers.

    Advice: He was 9-of-21 from the field and 7-of-10 from the line, so his usage rate was right back where it should be. Westbrook was only hanging around 28 for usage rate in his previous seven games and he's produced some un-Westy numbers in January. He's only been a third-round guy this month, but expect him to be better going forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:27 pm
  • Enes Kanter drops 22 points vs. Rockets
    Enes Kanter scored 22 points with 10 rebounds, one block and two steals in 26 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: That's two really nice 20-10s from Kanter with one coming against the Wolves on Wednesday. The Thunder are using more lineups of Kanter and Steven Adams, but don't forget Kanter dropped two points on Tuesday. He's not a must-have player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:23 pm
  • Rudy Gobert double-doubles with two swats
    Rudy Gobert double-doubled during Friday's win over the Timberwolves, tallying 14 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and two turnovers through 31 minutes of action.

    Advice: Gobert has been a much more effective scorer over the past two weeks, and during that span he’s been a top-20 guy in standard 9-cat leagues with averages of 12.9 points, 12.6 rebounds and an elite 2.6 swats per contest on 62.5 percent shooting. He was a second-round stud after the break last year, and he could certainly be right there again this season. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:21 pm
  • Serge Ibaka has a really bad game
    Serge Ibaka made 1-of-7 from the field for two points with two rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 26 minutes on Friday against the Rockets.

    Advice: Gross. Ibaka put up a double-double with four blocks in his last game against the Rockets this year and he's fared well in his career. Ibaka probably burned a lot of people in DFS tonight and his season-long owners are a little disappointed too. There is still a decent chance Ibaka heats up, but the chances are shrinking. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:19 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 22 points with two treys
    Rodney Hood scored 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting Friday, to go with four assists, two 3-pointers, one rebound, one steal and two turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Hood has been tearing it up over the past month, owning averages of 18.6 points, 4.0 boards, 2.9 assists, 3.1 treys and just 1.6 turnovers during that span on 45.2 percent shooting from the field which has been good enough for third-round value in 9-cat leagues. His usage rate has also jumped to 24.7 through the month of January, and he’s been extremely effective in pick-and-roll sets with Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert. Owners shouldn’t fear the return of Alec Burks, as Hood has clearly earned his minutes in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:18 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng double-doubles in 39 minutes
    Gorgui Dieng logged a season-high 39 minutes during Friday's loss to the Jazz, putting up 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting to go with 15 rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: Dieng can fill it up when given the minutes, and with Kevin Garnett (knee) hurting and Nikola Pekovic not really being capable of playing much more than 15 minutes a night, Gorgui could have a strong finish to the 2015-16 season. He was a top-50 guy after the All-Star break last year, so he needs to be owned in all leagues after this performance. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 8:57 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores career-high 32 pts
    Karl-Anthony Towns showed why he was 2015’s No. 1 overall pick on Friday, notching a career-high 32 points on 13-of-17 shooting with 12 boards, one 3-pointer, one assist, one steal, one block and five turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: For KAT to put up a career-high scoring game against one of the toughest defenses in the league is really something else, and at just 20 years old, he could realistically become one of the best players in the league once he reaches his prime. Towns is having himself a phenomenal rookie year owning averages of 16.1 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game on 53.3 percent shooting from the field and 85.7 percent from the stripe, and he's doing all that in just 29.4 minutes per game. He could be a top 10 guy if Sam Mitchell ever decides to give him 36 minutes a night. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 8:48 pm
  • Alex Len gets benched later
    Alex Len did not start the second half on Friday against the Knicks, finishing with six points, seven rebounds and one block in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He had a rough first half and the Suns went with an 11-man rotation in the first half, so coach Jeff Hornacek might have opted to tighten it up. Len did check back in for the final seven minutes of garbage time. He has been really good in the past week, so there is still plenty of hope he can keep his power forward minutes to go with 20 minutes or so as the backup center. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 7:02 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. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 6:59 pm
  • Devin Booker looks great again, scores 21
    Devin Booker put on an off-ball clinic against the Knicks on Friday, scoring 21 points with three assists and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He did a lot of his work on cuts to the rim, which has quickly become an impressive new wrinkle to his game. Booker did get a handful of possessions at point guard and he's clearly safe from coach Jeff Hornacek's doghouse. The 19-year-old rookie has star potential and his well-round game is a nice surprise this early in his career. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 6:55 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic starts 3Q for Alex Len
    Mirza Teletovic started the third quarter for Alex Len on Friday.

    Advice: Len was a little slopping in the first half and there is no word of an injury right now. We'll let you know how he looks after the game. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 6:12 pm
  • Rodney Hood says he is more confident
    Rodney Hood said that he is gaining more confidence in his shot.

    Advice: "I feel like I’m shooting better, especially compared to the first half of the season," Hood said. "I’m shooting it more consistent. I’ve just been working on it." Hood has been sensational over his last five games, averaging 20.6 points, 4.6 boards, 3.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 3.6 3-pointers on 43.8 percent shooting from the field. He is a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:42 am
  • D'Angelo Russell says he is still learning PG
    D'Angelo Russell said that he is still learning how to play point guard.

    Advice: "I've never really played point guard in my life," Russell said. "I went to college, I was a basketball player and I played every position. I got to this level and point guard was just thrown at me, so it's something you've got to adjust to. It's the hardest position in this league. I'd rather it be hard now than later. I'll figure it out." Russell has struggled lately, but the good news is that he is expected to start at point guard after the All-Star break and should have more minutes coming his way. Stick with him. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:30 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 7:46 am
  • Suns still looking to trade Markieff Morris
    The Suns are still looking to trade Markieff Morris, but they are holding out for a solid offer.

    Advice: Good luck. Morris threw a towel in the face of his coach this season and is still facing potential legal trouble for an incident back in the Spring of 2015, and it doesn't help that he hasn't been playing well either. Morris' fantasy value would likely get a boost if he was traded, but there is no real reason to stash him in most cases. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 6:42 am
  • Russell struggles, may still start eventually
    D'Angelo Russell was awful off the bench against the Bulls on Thursday, making 1-of-7 from the field for three points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: It might have been his worst game with his three turnovers all basically inexcusable. On the bright side, coach Byron Scott did say he is planning on starting Russell at some point -- after the break seems like a good guess. He's still more of a stash and isn't playing well right now. Rotoworld.com Jan 28, 9:58 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge gets an All-Star spot
    LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Klay Thomson, James Harden and Chris Paul were named to the Western Conference All-Star Team.

    Advice: No Zaza Pachulia? Kidding aside, it's pretty hard to argue here outside of Damian Lillard and DeAndre Jordan, but it's hard to take any of these guys off. The Spurs are playing wonderful ball and deserve two guys while you could argue C.J. McCollum has been better than Dame on the whole because of Dame's heel injury. Rotoworld.com Jan 28, 4:22 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 10:19 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge takes care of Houston
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored a game-high 25 points during a 130-99 win over the Rockets on Wednesday, adding 10 boards, five assists and two turnovers on 9-of-13 from the field.

    Advice: He famously deleted his Twitter account after the loss to the Warriors and said after Wednesday's game he wants to "lock in" for the season. His fantasy owners can't complain with Aldridge posting fourth-round value in January. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 9:53 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. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 9:49 pm
  • Rodney Hood leads Utah w/ 24 pts & full line
    Rodney Hood led Utah with 24 points, four rebounds and four assists during Wednesday's home victory, connecting on 8-of-16 shots including four 3-pointers.

    Advice: Hood also went 4-of-4 from the FT line with one steal, and he committed just one turnover in 31 minutes. He may lose some touches once Derrick Favors resumes a full workload offensively, but Hood is still a promising hold for rest-of-season value. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 9:26 pm
  • Raul Neto (concussion) scoreless, 0-of-7 FGs
    Raul Neto started Wednesday's game but shot 0-of-7 from the field to finish scoreless with one rebound and two assists in 20 minutes.

    Advice: He was initially ruled out due to concussion symptoms stemming from an elbow he took during Monday's game, but was surprisingly cleared for action tonight. Even at 100 percent health the 23-year-old Brazilian has no fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 9:25 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng scores 21 points on 10-of-13 FGs
    Gorgui Dieng started vs. the Thunder on Wednesday and racked up 21 points on 10-of-13 shooting, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Sam Mitchell opted for Dieng ahead of Nikola Pekovic tonight, and the resurrection of the Dieng/Towns frontcourt is terrific news for Dieng's patient fantasy owners. On a per-36-minute basis this season, he's averaging 12.2 points, 9.7 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.5 blocks. Double-check that he's not on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 9:16 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns gets 19 & 13 w/ five dimes
    Karl-Anthony Towns filled up the stat sheet vs. OKC, scoring 19 points with 13 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and only two turnovers in 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: Towns has been living the big city life in his past five games, with marquee averages of 21.2 points on 60.3 percent shooting, 12.6 boards, 3.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.4 blocks. He was recently named to the 'Rising Stars' game during All-Star weekend, and at this rate he might eclipse everyone else on the court. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 9:15 pm
  • Ho-Hum: Russell Westbrook gets 24/15/8 vs MIN
    Russell Westbrook had another gaudy line on Wednesday, piling up 24 points, 15 assists, eight rebounds and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Westbrook and Kevin Durant (27 points, nine boards) combined to scores OKC's final 15 points, helping them hold off the upstart Wolves and improve their road record to 14-8. WB is on cruise-control as a top-three option in nearly all points leagues, though his roto value is slightly lower due to percentage problems over the past month -- 41.1 percent FGs and 75.6 percent FTs. Not that his owners are complaining. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 9:11 pm
  • Serge Ibaka quiet in 25 minutes vs. Wolves
    Serge Ibaka was quiet in 25 minutes vs. the Wolves, scoring six points on 2-of-7 shooting with four rebounds, one assist and zero steals or blocks.

    Advice: He was coming off a big 12 & 17 double-double vs. the Knicks on Tuesday, and this snapped a streak of four double-digit scoring performances for Ibaka. He's hovering inside the top-50 for 9-cat value this season, thanks to 6.9 boards and 2.1 blocks per game, but he might not crack the top-30 unless he gets more looks offensively -- his 11.3 shot attempts are his lowest since the 2012-13 season. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 9:10 pm
  • Enes Kanter gets 23 & 10 w/ two blocked shots
    Enes Kanter blew up for 23 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in just 23 minutes of action vs. the Wolves on Wednesday, making 10-of-16 field goals and 3-of-3 free throws.

    Advice: We assumed Kanter would have some big games while Steven Adams was on the shelf, but better late than never. The blocks are nice, if fluky, and Kanter is still an inconsistent late-round value in typical formats. OKC has now won 10 consecutive games vs. the Wolves and this victory bumped their record to 35-13, five games behind the No. 2 seed Spurs. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 9:08 pm
Internet Explorer 8 is no longer supported by Yahoo Fantasy. Please download a supported browser.