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  • Chandler Parsons says his body feels great
    Chandler Parsons said that his body "feels great."

    Advice: "I'm feeling great," Parsons said. "It's some of the best basketball I've ever played in my career. My body feels great. I'm as confident as I've ever been. And I'm in a good place." His knee surgery is a distant memory and the forward has been playing excellent with averages of 25.0 points, 4.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 4.0 3-pointers over his last two games. That pace likely isn't sustainable, but he's poised for a solid finish to the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:13 am
  • Stevens is surprised by Crowders development
    Celtics coach Brad Stevens is surprised how fast Jae Crowder has developed.

    Advice: "I think for any of us to say that we would have thought he would have been averaging what he's averaging [and] being as focal a part of what we're trying to do — I don't know if any of us would have thought it would have happened that quickly," Stevens said. "But he got better and better as his opportunities increased last year and just kind of took off from there." The forward has also been a surprise in fantasy, returning top-30 value on the season with averages of 14.1 points, 5.1 boards, 1.9 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.7 triples. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:54 am
  • Asking price for Horford and Teague too high?
    According to Chris Mannix of the Vertical, the asking price for Al Horford and Jeff Teague is "borderline ridiculous."

    Advice: "From everything I’ve been told in the last two or three days, Atlanta’s requests for both Al Horford and Jeff Teague have been borderline ridiculous," Mannix said. "The kind of things teams like Boston, or Milwaukee, or Denver simply won’t deal for the players they want." Boston seems like the team that's most willing to make a major move, and Mannix adds that the Hawks could lower their price as the deadline (Feb. 18) approaches. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:23 am
  • KD scores 23 points in win
    Kevin Durant scored 23 points during a 121-95 win over the Pelicans on Thursday, adding three rebounds, six assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He dropped back down to third in scoring in a very odd game. This was his first game without a free throw attempt since 2012 and only his sixth game ever. Durant is obviously fine as a top-two option in fantasy leagues. Excluding his injury on Nov. 10, KD has scored 20 or more in every game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:30 pm
  • Report: HOU actively shopping Dwight Howard
    The Rockets have reportedly begun actively shopping Dwight Howard.

    Advice: Howard is expected to opt out of his contract this summer, and the Rockets may not be willing to give him the max-deal that he desires, so GM Daryl Morey is now looking to see what he can get on the open market rather than potentially losing the eight-time All-Star for nothing. Thus far the Celtics have been the only team officially linked to D-12, but that's not to say that Boston is the only team interested in landing Dwight. For what it's worth, Dwight has said that he's not seeking a trade away from Houston, but it's also not his decision. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:25 am
  • Kris Humphries questionable for Thurs vs MIL
    Kris Humphries (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: It's worth noting that Humphries is questionable due to illness rather than the knee injury that kept him out for 17 games, but it sounds like he may miss yet another game on Thursday. With Drew Gooden (illness) also questionable, DeJuan Blair and Nene could be in line for some extra minutes against Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:49 am
  • Dwight Howard and Harden meet w/management
    Dwight Howard and James Harden met with head coach J.B. Bickerstaff and general manager Daryl Morey after Wednesday's loss to the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: The meeting reportedly went well into the night after the Rockets dropped to the ninth spot in the Western Conference, though the participants didn't give many details of the meeting. "We've got to figure it out," Howard said. "We have to stop being so negative. We lose games and then we're negative. We can't be negative. There's no way we're going to succeed if all we do is stay negative and talk negative." It sounds like there may be changes coming in Houston, so we'll keep an eye out for the fantasy ramifications of any potential moves. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:44 am
  • Kevin Love doesn't expect to miss any time
    Kevin Love (shoulder) doesn't expect to miss any time after suffering a left shoulder stinger on Wednesday.

    Advice: Love injured his surgically-repaired left shoulder during Wednesday's win over the Lakers, but looks to have avoided a serious injury. "It felt like fire was running down my arm," Love said. "Just a stinger, and doctors decided we'll be cautious and use the break for it to feel better, but it actually feels OK right now." We'll keep an eye on Love over the All-Star Break, but it sounds like he'll be ready to go for the second half of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:11 am
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
  • Meyers Leonard scores 14 points off bench
    Meyers Leonard shifted to the bench on Wednesday, where he contributed 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting, with eight rebounds and one block in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Leonard earned a handful of starts during Noah Vonleh's absence with an ankle injury, but it was Moe Harkless taking the starting PF job tonight. This is a good indication of Leonard's upside as a source of scoring, 3-pointers and rebounds, but it's rarely been on display this season -- he should be unowned outside of deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:54 pm
  • Dwight Howard scores 28 points in loss
    Dwight Howard scored 28 points with 13 rebounds, two assists and one block in 35 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was very good against the sub-par bigs on the Blazers, but the Rockets were torched on defense. Howard looks healthy right now and should have a nice finish for his fantasy owners. He'll obviously have some bad free-throw woes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:40 pm
  • Draymond Green quiet in easy win vs. Phoenix
    Draymond Green had an unusually quiet night on Wednesday, posting nine points, six rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer and one steal in 28 minutes vs. the Suns.

    Advice: The Warriors took a 16-point lead into the fourth quarter which enabled them to rest their starters, hence the low playing time. Green continues to return first-round value in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues, despite the profusion of talent on the Warriors' roster -- since Jan. 1, Draymond and Nerlens Noel are the only top-20 values with a usage rate below 20 percent. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:35 pm
  • Alex Len scores just six points
    Alex Len scored six points with seven rebounds, one steal and one block in just 14 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been pretty good when he gets minutes and at least he had some boards, steals and blocks. Considering the mess the Suns are in, Len is a stash as the Suns try to focus on the future. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:16 pm
    Player Note
    Alex Len Pho - PF,C
  • Tristan Thompson double-doubles vs. Lakers
    Tristan Thompson notched 15 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and one block in 34 minutes on Wednesday, hitting 6-of-6 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: This marks TT's second double-double in February, but over those six games he's averaging a mere 4.6 points, 0.2 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.6 blocks. He's only worth a look if you need a rebounding and FG percentage specialist. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • Kenneth Faried plays just 18 mins Wednesday
    Kenneth Faried played only 18 minutes vs. Detroit on Wednesday, shooting 6-of-9 from the field to finish with 12 points, six rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: Faried committed a few quick fouls in the second quarter which earned him a seat, and Mike Malone found success with a Nurkic/Gallinari frontcourt down the stretch. This was a fluky outcome and Faried's owners should expect him to resume playing 26-28 minutes vs. the Kings on Feb. 19. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:46 pm
  • Jared Sullinger racks up 21/11/7 vs. Clippers
    Jared Sullinger thrived in 30 minutes of action vs. the Clippers, posting 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting, 11 rebounds, seven assists and one steal without any turnovers.

    Advice: Sullinger grabbed four of his boards on the offensive end and was nearly automatic from mid-range, a welcome sight for a guy whose offense has waxed and waned all season. He took advantage of extra playing time tonight with Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) getting hurt and Amir Johnson (back) limited, so owners shouldn't expect 30 minutes a night after the break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:16 pm
  • Jae Crowder posts all-around gem in 38 mins
    Jae Crowder notched 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three 3-pointers, one steal and one block with zero turnovers in 38 minutes of action vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Crowder has been plagued by a high ankle sprain but refused to miss any games, and the All-Star break comes at an ideal time. He doesn't play again until Feb. 19, at which point he should resume playing at a top-40 level. If your trade deadline hasn't passed, consider floating a buy-low offer in case Crowder's owners are still flustered by his recent lull. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:13 pm
  • Tyler Zeller logs six minutes in OT victory
    Tyler Zeller played only six minutes off the Celtics' bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: Zeller had a stretch of strong games to begin February, and Brad Stevens recently called him "a stable presence at the rim," but his disappearance tonight is typical of the Celtics' chaotic frontcourt rotation. If you picked him up while he was hot, this is your cue to cut him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:13 pm
  • Amir Johnson benched to begin second half
    Amir Johnson was benched to begin the second half vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, finishing a home victory scoreless with one assist and zero rebounds, steals or blocks in 13 minutes.

    Advice: Johnson had a heat pack around his back and played only six minutes in the second half, which may be part of the reason he was benched. The veteran big man has started all but three games for Boston this season and we expect him to resume starting after the break, unless Brad Stevens suggests differently. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:12 pm
  • Kevin Love (shoulder) won't miss games
    Kevin Love (shoulder) said he won't miss any games due to his left shoulder contusion.

    Advice: He said he only had a stinger, so it doesn't sound like anything is wrong structurally. Love should be close to 100 percent after the break, so his fantasy owners dodged a bullet here. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:01 pm
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
  • Kevin Love (left shoulder) out for game
    Kevin Love suffered a left shoulder contusion and will not return on Wednesday.

    Advice: The good news is that this report adds Love "most likely" will be fine. He is still likely to be re-evaluated to make sure he didn't aggravate his shoulder surgery from the summer. Love finished with eight points, six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 20 minutes. There's no need to make a speculative add right now. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:29 pm
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
  • Kevin Love (shoulder) goes to locker room
    Kevin Love hurt his left shoulder and went to the locker room on Wednesday.

    Advice: Not good. His arm was hanging like something was wrong and he was in pain. This is the same left shoulder that needed surgery last summer, so that adds extra concern. Tonight is a really bad night for shoulder injuries. We'll be looking for updates on Love. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:07 pm
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
  • Report: Toronto interested in adding a PF
    The Raptors are reportedly interested in adding a power forward at the deadline.

    Advice: Names such as Kenneth Faried, Thaddeus Young and Markieff Morris have surfaced as potential targets for the Raptors, although it's worth noting that these rumors have not come directly from Toronto's side. Faried is not on the trading block according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post, and Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has said that he'd like to keep Brook Lopez and Young together. Morris has some obvious attitude concerns, and could disrupt the chemistry in Toronto's locker room, so we're a bit skeptical that the Raptors make a deal at the deadline. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:36 am
  • Report: Al Horford to BOS a real possibility?
    A deal sending Al Horford to the Boston Celtics is reportedly a "legitimate possibility" according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: "I think Boston -- Al Horford is a legitimate possibility for the Celtics," Mannix said. "I think that is the guy, one of the guys across the league that Danny Ainge is the most excited about." Mannix added that while Horford will cost a lot of money to re-sign as a free agent, the Celtics will be willing to foot the bill. Horford does make sense in Boston as Ainge is reportedly looking for a low-post scorer at the deadline, but it's difficult to predict his value in Boston without knowing the moving pieces. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:32 am
  • Dwight Howard double-doubles vs. Warriors
    Dwight Howard double-doubled vs. the Warriors on Tuesday with 16 points, 15 boards, two assists and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He shot an efficient 7-of-12 from the field, but it was a different story at the charity stripe where he finished just 2-of-10. Howard was shooting 54.9 percent from the line prior to Tuesday, so even this was really bad by his standards. To make matters worse, he turned the ball over four times and will now have to face the Blazers on the second night of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:09 pm
  • Draymond Green struggles with foul trouble
    Draymond Green got into a little bit of foul trouble on Tuesday vs. the Rockets, scoring eight points with nine rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Incredibly, this was just his fourth game of the season without a 3-pointer, block or steal. Regardless, Green leads the league in triple-doubles this year (10) and is still returning top-15 value on the season, so there's absolutely no reason to be concerned. He gets a cupcake macthup vs. the Suns on Thursday before he makes his first trip to the All-Star game in Toronto. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:40 pm
  • Chandler Parsons leads Mavs with 24 in loss
    Chandler Parsons hit 8-of-16 shots and three 3-pointers for 24 points, one rebound, one steal and one block in 36 minutes of Tuesday's overtime loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: After slumping for a couple games, Parsons is setting up nicely for a big run after the All-Star break, scoring 26 and 24 points in his last two games with eight 3-pointers and nine rebounds. He was tough to stomach over the first couple months of the season, but patient owners are now being rewarded on most nights. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:14 pm
  • Jared Sullinger scores four points in loss
    Jared Sullinger scored just four points on 2-of-8 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: He did save his line with 11 boards and five assists, but he played just 20 minutes. The Celtics are still using five bigs in their rotation, so hopefully they make a move at the deadline to clear up that logjam. Despite the low minutes, Sully is still worth owning in most leagues until we see what happens at the Feb. 18 deadline. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:00 pm
  • Jae Crowder scores 18 points w/ three treys
    Jae Crowder (ankle) looked great on Tuesday vs. the Bucks, scoring 18 points with five boards, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Brad Stevens admitted that Crowder's ankle is still bothering him, but he's incredibly tough and it's safe to say that he isn't interested in missing any time. The All-Star break should help him heal up, so his owners should be feeling very confident. He finished 7-of-12 from the field and didn't turn the ball over. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:36 pm
  • Kris Humphries plays four minutes in return
    Kris Humphries returned from a knee injury and played four scoreless minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's been out for more than a month and will be worked back into action slowly. Nothing to see here, folks. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:14 pm
  • Kris Humphries (knee) available to play Tues
    Kris Humphries (knee) will be available to play Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Humphries will more than likely be eased back into things after spending over a month on the sidelines, and with averages of just 6.7 points and 4.2 boards on the year, Kris isn't worth owning in any setting. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:58 pm
  • Jae Crowder (ankle) will play Tuesday vs. MIL
    Jae Crowder (ankle) will play Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: "This is the most opportunity he's ever gotten," said Brad Stevens on Crowder. "He's a versatile player." He'll continue to fight through the pain, and is safe to activate in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:40 pm
  • Report: CLE unlikely to trade Kevin Love
    The Cavs are reportedly unlikely to trade away Kevin Love at the deadline.

    Advice: Cleveland management would reportedly like to see how Love fits into the Cavs' new system before making a major change, so while he could be dealt during the offseason, a trade at the deadline seems like an unlikely scenario for Love. He's been a third-round guy on the year with averages of 15.8 points, 10.4 boards, 2.4 assists, 2.1 three-pointers and 1.9 turnovers per game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:01 pm
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
  • Report: Atlanta could blowup team at deadline
    The Hawks are reportedly considering trading away their core players of Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague at the trade deadline.

    Advice: The Hawks haven't been able to recapture the magic from last year's 60-win season, and it's clear that while they're a playoff team, they are no championship contender. Horford is in a contract year, and Atlanta may not be willing to sign him to a max-deal this offseason. The Magic, Celtics and Nuggets have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Horford, and Atlanta is also listening to offers on Teague and Millsap. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:17 am
  • Kris Humphries practices again on Tuesday
    Kris Humphries (knee) practiced for the second consecutive day on Tuesday.

    Advice: We're considering Humphries questionable for Tuesday's game against the Knicks, but all signs are pointing to him being available. With Nene on a minutes limit, Hump would be fighting for minutes with Drew Gooden and DeJuan Blair if active, though none would be worth a start in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:32 am
  • Jae Crowder dealing with high-ankle sprain
    Jae Crowder (ankle) said he's dealing with a high-ankle sprain.

    Advice: While Crowder's ankle is obviously giving him trouble, he said he's committed to playing through the injury. "It's a high ankle sprain," he said on Tuesday. "It's mind over matter. I'm trying to suck it up; do my job." Crowder has been a revelation for his owners in season-long leagues and should continue to be started, but he's a risky play in DFS as long as he's dealing with his injury. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:25 am
  • Kevin Durant scores 32 points in win vs. PHX
    Kevin Durant scored a game-high 32 points during a 122-106 win over the Suns on Monday, adding six rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: He scored 25 in the second half and is a scoring machine in his last seven, averaging 34.4 points, 9.9 boards, 4.3 assists, 1.3 blocks, 0.9 steals and 3.3 treys on 50.3 percent from the field, 45.1 percent from deep and 92.8 percent from the line. KD is getting close to a 50/40/90 year again at 50.6 percent from the field, 39.4 percent from deep and 89.5 percent from the line. He's created some separation as fantasy's No. 2 player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:19 pm
  • Alex Len scores 13 points in loss
    Alex Len scored 13 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one block, two steals and no turnovers in 23 minutes against the Thunder on Monday.

    Advice: As long as Len can get 22-25 minutes, he'll be able to post value worth owning in standard leagues. Keep him owned through the All-Star break with hopes more opportunity opens up for him. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:53 pm
    Player Note
    Alex Len Pho - PF,C
  • Meyers Leonard plays 13 minutes
    Meyers Leonard scored three points with two rebounds and one turnover in 13 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: He started the scoring with a 3-pointer tonight, but that was it after that. Leonard was awesome against the Grizzlies in the postseason last year, but it just isn't happening for the Legend this year. He is only a hold in deep leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:40 pm
  • Al Horford bounces back in loss
    Al Horford scored a team-high 27 points during a 117-110 overtime loss to the Magic on Monday, adding six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one 3-pointer and no turnovers.

    Advice: He was 12-of-18 from the field and hit both free throws for an eight-category line. Horford was putting up an underwhelming February before this gem, averaging 12.3 points, 5.8 boards, 4.5 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 treys. He's been a top-20 player this year and that should continue. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:09 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores 22 w/ 13 boards
    Kenneth Faried scored 22 points with 13 boards, two assists and one block in 29 minutes vs. the Nets on Monday.

    Advice: He would've had the game-winning layup off an impressive drive, but Joe Johnson banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Nets. Faried had a couple of nasty fouls tonight, but he looked great down the stretch and closed out the game beside Danilo Gallinari in the frontcourt. A recent report by the Denver Post said it would take a "too good to be true" offer to convince the Nuggets to part ways with the Manimal at the deadline, so his value should be safe. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:47 pm
  • Kevin Love returns, scores 11 points
    Kevin Love scored 11 points with six rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Kings on Monday.

    Advice: It's his first game back after missing one game due to a quad bruise. Love should be better his next time out and be an early-round guy. All that Love trade talk has subsided a bit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:02 pm
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
  • Meyers Leonard, Mason Plumlee to start
    Meyers Leonard will start next to Mason Plumlee on Monday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The Grizzlies start a frontcourt featuring Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, so the Blazers need Leonard's size tonight. Leonard has been inconsistent all season, so he's not a great add in most leagues. The move will send Moe Harkless to the bench. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:08 pm
  • Kevin Love (quad) will play against the Kings
    Kevin Love (quad) will play against the Kings on Monday.

    Advice: He was probable and was never in jeopardy of missing this game after missing Saturday. HIs return will push Timofey Mozgov back to the bench while Tristan Thompson shouldn't play as much as Saturday. Start Love like you normally would in a favorable matchup. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:24 pm
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
  • Kris Humphries (knee) could play Tuesday
    Kris Humphries (knee) practiced on Monday, and there is a "good chance" he plays on Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Humphries' last time on the floor was January 3. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:52 am
  • Kevin Love (thigh) probable to play on Monday
    Kevin Love (quad) is probable to play on Monday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Assuming Love plays, he'll wind up missing just a single game with the quad injury. His return will push Timofey Mozgov back to the bench where he belongs, while Tristan Thompson will slide back over and assume starting center responsibilities. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:17 am
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
  • Stevens called Zeller stable presence at rim
    Coach Brad Stevens called Tyler Zeller a "stable presence at the rim."

    Advice: "Tyler’s always going to run the floor really hard and he’s always going to roll to the rim really hard," Stevens said. "So you’ve got a stable presence at the rim. We were getting some good things from our shooters, so to have a guy that’s going to be at the rim opens up some opportunities for the guys on the perimeter." Over his last four games, Zeller is averaging 13.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks, but he's played more than 25 minutes just once during that span. The Celtics have a ton of options in the frontcourt, making Zeller a tough player to rely on in standard formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:06 am
  • Jared Sullinger ties season high w/ 21 points
    Jared Sullinger tied his season high on Sunday with 21 points, making 10-of-13 shots with six rebounds, three steals and one assist in just 23 minutes of action.

    Advice: Sullinger hadn't scored more than 18 points since Nov. 6, as his shot has abandoned him for long stretches this season -- he's shooting just 41.9 percent overall. This mini-eruption came vs. a Kings team that ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency and first in pace, at 102.1 possessions per game, so it was an ideal matchup for Sullinger. Consistent playing time is the biggest issue for his fantasy value, and that's unlikely to change after one efficient performance. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:44 pm
  • Tyler Zeller scores season-high 17 pts vs SAC
    Tyler Zeller scored a season-high 17 points vs. Sacramento on Sunday, sinking 6-of-8 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs with seven rebounds, two blocks and one assist.

    Advice: Zeller did his damage in just 22 minutes and he's demanding a share of frontcourt minutes -- over his past four games he's averaging 13.8 points on 68.6 percent shooting, to go along with 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 blocks. He's playing just 20.8 minutes during that span, however, and most owners should leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:40 pm
  • Al Horford scores 11 points with two blocks
    Al Horford struggled with his shot during Sunday's loss to the Magic, going 5-of-15 from the field on his way to 11 points, six rebounds, six assists, two blocks, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Horford isn’t the most exciting guy to own, but his solid percentages (on most nights), limited turnovers and relatively high assist numbers (3.1) for a big man has him churning out second-round value on the year. He’s also incorporated a 3-point shot to his game, draining 1.0 triple per contest, and he’s yet to miss a single game for Atlanta. He’s the captain of team boring for early-round studs. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:40 pm
  • Jae Crowder (ankle) will play on Sunday
    Jae Crowder (ankle) will play on Sunday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He didn't look right on Friday vs. the Cavs, scoring just three points on 1-of-9 shooting with seven boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes. However, Crowder is as tough as they come and doesn't want to take any time off, so he shouldn't have any restrictions vs. the Kings. He's a risky play in DFS, but owners in season-long leagues should activate him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:24 am
  • Report: Kenneth Faried is not on the trade block
    According to the Denver Post, Kenneth Faried is not officially on the trade block.

    Advice: The Manimal has plenty of suitors and his value is very high around the league, but the Denver Post said that it would take a "too good to be true" offer to convince the Nuggets to part ways with the athletic forward. It's still unclear if the Nuggets will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline, but nothing is imminent by any means. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:10 am
  • 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 Saturday, 10:17 pm
    Player Note
    Alex Len Pho - PF,C
  • Jae Crowder returned to action on Friday February 5. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:55 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 Saturday, 9:35 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 Saturday, 9:33 pm
  • Chandler Parsons drops 26 points w/ 5 treys
    Chandler Parsons was phenomenal in Saturday's 114-110 overtime win over the Grizzlies, scoring 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting.

    Advice: He had a six-point dud vs. the Spurs on Friday, so it was great to see him get back on track. The forward added eight boards, four assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 41 minutes, helping the Mavericks snap a three-game losing skid in the process. Keep Parsons locked in all lineups. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:10 pm
  • Tristan Thompson doesn't score in win
    Tristan Thompson did not score with 15 rebounds and one assist in 33 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: It's not a surprise Thompson came up empty on offense. He had a usage rate barely above six when he's on the court next to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving while Kevin Love (quad) is off. Although, not scoring with seven offensive rebounds is pretty rare. In fact, Thompson is the first player to grab at least seven O-boards and not score since Gustavo Ayon in 2013. Thompson isn't a great add. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:55 pm
  • Meyers Leonard scores three points
    Meyers Leonard played just 15 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday with three points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: This comes with Allen Crabbe (illness) and Noah Vonleh (ankle) out. He even made his teammate Gerald Henderson mad for missing a read on a play. Leonard is not the same player he was last year, so even the biggest Legend backers have to be off that bandwagon for this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:16 pm
  • Dwight Howard scores 17 in 41 minutes
    Dwight Howard played 41 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday with 17 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and four steals.

    Advice: The minutes are a good sign for Dwight and his minutes cap is obviously gone. Howard even played in garbage time tonight, so that's a ringing endorsement of his current health. He gets a fun matchup against the Warriors on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:02 pm
  • Kevin Love (quad) will not play on Saturday
    Kevin Love (quad) will not play on Saturday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: It's a quad contusion from Friday night, which he was unable to return from in the loss. With Love out, the Cavs will likely be giving more minutes to Tristan Thompson and Timofey Mozgov. Interestingly, Kyrie Irving's usage rate is 31.6 without Love and with LeBron James, so he has a nice chance tonight. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:51 pm
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
  • Kris Humphries out again on Saturday
    Kris Humphries (knee) will not play on Saturday against the Hornets.

    Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and chances are Humphries is out until the break. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:38 pm
  • Chandler Parsons scores 6 pts in blowout loss
    Chandler Parsons only managed to score six points on 3-of-9 shooting during Friday's blowout loss to San Antonio, adding one rebound, one assist, two steals, one block and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs trailed by 36 points at the half, which was the largest halftime deficit in franchise history, so it's hard to take away much from this unproductive performance from Parsons. He should be able to bounce-back on Saturday vs. Memphis. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:33 pm
  • Tristan Thompson grabs 10 boards w/ 2 swats
    Tristan Thompson hauled in 10 rebounds through 32 minutes of action on Friday, to go with three points, two blocks and one steal.

    Advice: Kevin Love did go down with a thigh bruise in this one, and if he's forced to miss any time, Thompson is going to get all the run he can handle Saturday vs. the Pelicans. However, with averages of 7.8 points, 9.3 rebounds and 0.4 blocks on the year, Tristan is nothing more than a low-end asset in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:00 pm
  • Tyler Zeller scores 16 points in 20 minutes
    Tyler Zeller scored 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting Friday, to go with four boards, one assist and three turnovers through 20 minutes of action.

    Advice: Zeller's playing time has been sporadic throughout the season, but he's been a more consistent part of the rotation over the past three averaging 12.7 points, 6.3 boards and 1.0 block in 20.0 minutes per outing. He's more of a speculative add in really deep leagues, but he could also fall out of the rotation at a moments notice, so don't cut anyone with long-term value to nab him. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:26 pm
  • 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
  • Jared Sullinger scores 12 points w/ 3 blocks
    Jared Sullinger scored 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting Friday, with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The players in Boston's frontcourt have been annoying to own this season, and while Sully has had his moments, he's been putting up just thirteenth-round value over the past month in standard 9-cat leagues. Amir Johnson played just 14 minutes tonight, on his way to six points, six rebounds and an assist, while Kelly Olynyk contributed a meager two points, one steal and one turnover in his 12 minutes off the bench. Sullinger is more of a stash to hope things improve after the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:46 pm
  • Kevin Love (thigh) hopeful to play Saturday
    Kevin Love (left thigh) said that he's hopeful to play Saturday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Love was able to limp out of the arena under his own power, and said he was "okay," and owners can expect to get another update on Saturday. If Love is unable to play tomorrow, Tristan Thompson would get all the run he can handle, with Kyrie Irving doing a bit more on offense. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:10 pm
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
  • Al Horford scores 21 points in win
    Al Horford scored 21 points with seven rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Pacers during a 102-96 win on Friday.

    Advice: Yes, there is a reason why any team would love to have Horford on their squad. He's grown as a 3-point shooter, is a very good defender and is one of the most efficient players without requiring a high usage. Horford is just coasting along with top-20 value on the season. He also had an awesome dunk (in link below). Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:46 pm
  • 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
  • Kris Humphries (knee) will not play
    Kris Humphries (knee) will not play on Friday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: The big man is reporteldy progressing, but there is still no clear return date in sight. Leave him on the wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:14 am
  • Rockets gauging interest in Dwight Howard?
    According to Yahoo Sports, the Rockets have been gauging interest in Dwight Howard.

    Advice: The Celtics were one of the teams involved, but those talks have cooled because they don't want to part with any of their key assets or picks. The Rockets have downplayed the rumors, but if they didn't then that would reduce their leverage in trade talks. Howard is 30 years old with back and knee concerns, so several teams around the league would be hesitant to take a chance on him, especially considering he will be a free agent this summer. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:58 am
  • Meyers Leonard scored nine points
    Meyers Leonard scored nine points with five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: The 7'1" big has one block and one steal combined since Jan. 13. He's not rebounding and he's not shooting the ball well, so it's almost impossible to defend him as a hold right now in standard leagues. Noah Vonleh (ankle) shouldn't be out long. He barely has top-200 value in 2016. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:17 pm
  • Dwight Howard scores 5, doesn't get ejected
    Dwight Howard scored five points with 16 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 33 minutes against the Suns.

    Advice: Hey, at least he didn't get ejected tonight. Howard's minutes were solid at 33, but Alex Len played nice defense on him. He'll be fine as long as he avoids getting more technical fouls. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:08 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
    Player Note
    Alex Len Pho - PF,C
  • Meyers Leonard listed as the starter
    Meyers Leonard is listed as the starter on Thursday against the Raptors for Noah Vonleh (ankle).

    Advice: This is pretty useless info because coach Terry Stotts make changes all the time. We'll pass along anything additional as it comes along. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:07 pm
  • Report: Rockets intend to keep Dwight Howard
    The Rockets reportedly have no intention of trading away Dwight Howard.

    Advice: Howard's name has been popping up in the rumor mill as of late, but for now, it would appear that the trade speculation involving big D-12 is nothing more than rumors. Howard would prefer to remain in Houston, and one source of ESPN insists that the Rockets have yet to have any "meaningful conversations" regarding Dwight. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:19 pm
  • Dwight Howard shoots down trade rumors
    Dwight Howard attempted to shoot down trade rumors involving the Celtics.

    Advice: There had been reports that the Celtics were interested in acquiring Howard's services, but D-12 did his best to downplay those rumors. "There's always going into be rumors and speculation," Howard said. "I don't want to pay attention to it. I didn't say it. What can I do? There's nothing I can say." Howard can opt-out of his contract after the season, so there is some incentive for the Rockets to explore his trade value. For now, fantasy owners should continue to start Howard as long as he's healthy as he's averaging 14.4 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, and 1.0 steals on 60.8 percent shooting from the field. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:46 am
  • Chandler Parsons confused by late benching
    Chandler Parsons said his late-game benching during Wednesday's loss to Miami was "definitely strange."

    Advice: Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle opted for Raymond Felton over Parsons to close the game and explained the move by saying that Parsons had been struggling for most of the game. "It's definitely strange to me, especially after how I've been playing," Parsons said after the game. "It's definitely different, but every game calls for something different." Parsons has been on fire as of late and should be be in all fantasy lineups as he's due for a rebound against the Spurs on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:25 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tyler Zeller plays 14 minutes on Wednesday
    Tyler Zeller, who went off for his best game of the season on Tuesday, played just 14 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He still managed to put up six points, five rebounds, four assists, a steal and three blocks despite the limited minutes. He's played well in two straight games, but minutes are still a big concern and he'll need a bigger role going forward if he's going to warrant a fantasy pickup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:00 pm
  • Jared Sullinger plays well in just 18 minutes
    Jared Sullinger played just 18 minutes, but still hit 6-of-11 shots for 12 points, three rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block in Wednesday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: He played 17 minutes on Tuesday but had just four points and two rebounds. He's been giving up minutes to Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller, and will simply need more than 18 minutes a night to make a real fantasy impact. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:56 pm
  • Tristan Thompson flops in 34 minutes vs. CHA
    Tristan Thompson came up empty in 34 minutes vs. the Hornets, scoring just four points with four rebounds and a pair of personal fouls.

    Advice: Thompson attempted four shots without any free throw attempts, and he had zero assists, steals or blocks. Timofey Mozgov (four points, zero rebounds in seven minutes) is doing nothing to overtake Thompson as a starter, but TT's fantasy offerings are too slim for use in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:10 pm
  • Kris Humphries (knee) will not play
    Kris Humphries (knee) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: The big man is nearing a return and went through a workout during the morning shootaround, but he still hasn't been cleared to play. His role will be limited when he returns because the Wizards are playing a lot of small ball, so he's not worth stashing in almost any league. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:20 pm
  • Al Horford not concerned with rumors
    Al Horford said he's not concerned with the trade rumors.

    Advice: "This is my team," Horford said. "I feel like Atlanta is my home so my focus is on the team. I’m not going to pay attention to all of that." He might be the best player who has been even mentioned in trade rumors, but he'll have solid fantasy value wherever he goes for his across-the-board output and stellar efficiency. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:18 pm
  • Report: Dwight Howard to Boston unlikely
    The reported talks between Boston and Houston revolving around Dwight Howard are unlikely to advance past the discussion phase, according to sources of A. Sherrod Blakely.

    Advice: Boston is reportedly looking to add a low-post scorer so that they can become more efficient in halfcourt sets, but both health and attitude concerns for the 30-year-old veteran have the Celtics hesitant to give up much to land big D-12. He's also likely to opt-out of his contract this offseason in order to hit free agency, so it doesn't seem likely that the Celtics will give up meaningful assets for what could be a half-year rental. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:37 am
  • Kris Humphries (knee) misses shootaround
    Kris Humphries (knee) worked out, but did not participate during Wednesday morning's shootaround.

    Advice: With Humphries sitting out shootaround, we're going to go ahead and consider him doubtful for tonight's game given that he hasn't played since January 3. He belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:02 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
  • Meyers Leonard scores nine points in win
    Meyers Leonard scored nine points with five boards, two assists and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes vs. the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Advice: The minutes were nice, but the production could've been a little better. He scored 13 points with three treys in 32 minutes on Sunday, but he has been very inconsistent all season. However, Noah Vonleh went down with an ankle sprain and could miss time, so Leonard could be looking at additional minutes moving forward. For now, just put him on your radar if you could use a big capable of knocking down a couple of treys. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:27 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
    Player Note
    Alex Len Pho - PF,C
  • Tyler Zeller double-doubles in win
    Tyler Zeller played 27 minutes off the bench and hit 8-of-13 shots for a season-high 16 points, 10 rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's win.

    Advice: We haven't even blurbed him since before Christmas, which was the last time he did anything of significance. Just keep an eye on him and if he suddenly starts playing well and getting minutes, strugglers Amir Johnson and Jared Sullinger will take an even bigger hit. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:51 pm
  • Sullinger, Johnson struggle for Celtics
    Jared Sullinger played just 17 minutes and hit 2-of-6 shots for of our points, two rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: Sully had just five points and four rebounds on Sunday after double-doubling in his previous game. Kelly Olynyk looks like the better play right now, despite coming off the bench. Amir Johnson was also quiet, going for four points and four rebounds in just 15 minutes, and has scored in single figures in nine straight games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:43 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
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