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  • Kemba Walker (thigh) expected to play Friday
    Kemba Walker (thigh, face) expected to play Friday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Walker took a knee to the thigh, and an elbow to the face during his last outing, but it didn't cause him to miss any time. Charlotte beat reporter Rick Bonnell is expecting him to play, and he tends to be very accurate on these things. It's safe to assume that Walker will give it a go, so go ahead and get him in your active lineups. Rotoworld.com
    16 minutes ago
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) listed as starter
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) is being listed in the starting lineup, and all signs are pointing towards him giving it a go Friday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: It's all but official that Rose will start Friday, and he has a favorable matchup today vs. the Celtics, so owners can go ahead and get him in their lineups. Rotoworld.com
    48 minutes ago
  • D.J. Augustin starting again on Friday
    D.J. Augustin will start at point guard again on Friday, as Brandon Jennings sits for the third straight game with a left thumb injury.

    Advice: Augustin had 19 points and a full stat line on Wednesday and should be in for more of the same tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:26 am
  • Brandon Jennings out again on Friday
    Brandon Jennings will miss his third straight game on Friday with a left thumb injury.

    Advice: D.J. Augustin should get all he can handle again tonight and makes for an interesting daily plug-and-play. Jennings has started shooting again, so could be nearing a return, but it won't happen on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:24 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Mil
  • Kevin Durant (foot) out Friday vs. New York
    Kevin Durant (foot) will not play Friday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: There was a chance that Durant would suit up tonight, but that will not be the case. Lance Thomas will continue to start at small forward, but he hasn't done enough to warrant any attention in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:19 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Joakim Noah says he's playing on Friday
    Joakim Noah says he'll play through his eye and knee injuries on Friday.

    Advice: Taj Gibson is still not ready due to his ankle injury, but is feeling better after a cortisone shot. Get Noah in your lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:18 am
     
    Injured
  • David West (ankle) will start Friday vs. ORL
    Updating a previous report, David West (ankle) will start Friday vs. the Magic, marking his season debut for the Pacers.

    Advice: West's return to the starting lineup will send Luis Scola to the bench. He'll bring a much-needed scoring punch to the Pacers offense, and will offer rebounds and solid percentages to fantasy squads. Get him active. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:15 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • David West (ankle) probable for Friday
    David West (ankle) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: West has been targeting a Friday return, and all signs are pointing towards him giving it a go. His return will send Luis Scola to the bench, and West will give the Pacers some much-needed offense. Stay tuned for an official update on West's status as we draw closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:59 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Gary Neal (shoulder) out Friday vs. Warriors
    Gary Neal (shoulder) will not play Friday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: His absence will translate to more minutes for Gerald Henderson and P.J. Hairston, but it was Brian Roberts who went off for a career-high 24 points in his absence on Wednesday. If you're feeling lucky, Roberts could be worth a salary-relief play in daily leagues, while Henderson should get some decent run tonight, as well. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:58 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Noah (knee) to be evaluated after shootaround
    Joakim Noah (eye, left knee) will go through shootaround, and if he feels fine, he will play according to coach Tom Thibodeau.

    Advice: Noah's return to the starting lineup would send rookie Cameron Bairston back to the bench. He was able to go through a full practice on Thursday, so things are looking positive towards him giving it a go. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:52 am
     
    Injured
  • Rose (hamstring) remains probable for Friday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) will go through warm ups on Friday, and if there are no issues, he will be "good to go" according to Tom Thibodeau.

    Advice: Rose is being listed as probable and has a favorable matchup vs. the Celtics, but owners will want to check back for an official update after shootaround. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:46 am
  • Nikola Pekovic (wrist) out Friday vs. Lakers
    Nikola Pekovic (wrist, ankle, personal) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Pekovic has not played since Nov. 15, and remains without an official return date. With Pek sidelined, Gorgui Dieng will continue to get all the minutes he can handle, and is currently averaging 8.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, and 2.0 steals per game with the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:41 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Mo Williams (illness) questionable for Friday
    Mo Williams (illness) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: If Williams is unable to go, Zach LaVine would draw the start in a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers, and would make for a decent option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:28 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Carmelo Anthony (back) doubtful for Friday
    Carmelo Anthony (back spasms) remains doubtful for Friday's game vs. OKC.

    Advice: Carmelo showed up at the Knicks' shootaround to get treatment on his ailing back, but according to beat reporter Al Iannazzone, he is looking much better health-wise. Owners will want to check back for an official update on Melo's status closer to tip-off, but it's looking like he'll be a no-go. If he sits out, J.R. Smith will be free to jack up as many shots as he sees fit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:02 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Steve Kerr praises Stephen Curry's defense
    Steve Kerr praised Stephen Curry's play on the defensive end during a recent interview.

    Advice: "I've seen really good defense," Kerr said of Curry. "That's the thing that's impressed me the most is Steph's commitment on that end. Offensively, I already knew what he could do just watching the highlights the last couple of years. I think he's become a really well-rounded All-Star. He was already an All-Star, but now I think he's an All-Star at both ends of the floor." The Dubs currently rank third in defensive efficiency vs. the point guard position, and Curry is hitting career-highs in points (24.2), 3-pointers (3.5), steals (2.1), and field goal percentage (49.8). He's currently the second-best player in fantasy hoops, and has joined the conversation as a potential MVP-candidate. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:18 am
  • Jason Kidd gives Larry Sanders some praise
    Jason Kidd was complimentary of Larry Sanders play during a recent interview.

    Advice: "He's there protecting the little guys," Kidd said. "And I think offensively he's around the rim finishing up plays. Also he's in the post making plays for himself or for his teammates. So he's playing on both ends at a very high level." Sanders is coming off a game in which he tallied 15 points, seven rebounds, and five blocks, and despite playing limited minutes (22.2 per game) he's been effective. Sanders should be owned in all leagues for his ability to put up gaudy shot-blocking totals on any given night. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:43 am
  • Jordan Hill having career-season with Lakers
    Jordan Hill is having a career-year with the Lakers this year, and he credits his development to Byron Scott giving him minutes.

    Advice: "I got the minutes. This is what I've been waiting for," Hill said when discussing what has changed this season. "I knew once I got the minutes I was going to progress and show [the Lakers] what they bought." Hill is currently averaging 13.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 1.7 assists this season over 31.3 minutes of action, all career-highs. However, health will always going to be a concern, and coach Scott is playing with fire giving him regular minutes in the 30s, so owners may want to sell-high while the headlines are positive. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:30 am
  • Cody Zeller coming on for Hornets
    Cody Zeller had nine points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block on 4-of-10 shooting in 30 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: Marvin Williams was useless again, failing to score in 11 minutes, and Zeller has now been playing well for three games. He's averaging 12.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, a steal and a block in 30 minutes over that stretch. It would not be surprising to see him replace Marvin Williams in the starting lineup if things don't change soon. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:27 am
  • Joakim Noah (eye, knee) probable for Friday
    Joakim Noah (eye, left knee) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Noah was able to go through a full practice on Thursday without any setbacks, and the Bulls listing him as probable is an encouraging sign. Still, owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Friday's tip. If Noah is a go, Cameron Bairstow who was a surprise start on Tuesday would head back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:05 pm
     
    Injured
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) probable for Friday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring tightness) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. Boston.

    Advice: Rose has said that he was targeting Friday, so things are looking positive towards him giving it a go. If Rose does indeed play, Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks won't be worth using in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:00 pm
  • Joakim Noah (eye, knee) headed for GTD Friday
    Joakim Noah (eye, left knee) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, and will be a game-time decision for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: The fact that Noah is having problems with his surgically repaired left knee is troubling, but some of those concerns can be eased if he's able to suit up on Friday. Owners will want to check back for an official update closer to tip-off, but if he's unable to go, Pau Gasol will start at center, and Nikola Mirotic could see some extended minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:31 pm
     
    Injured
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) hopeful for Friday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring tightness) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, and said that he is hopeful he'll be able to play Friday vs. Boston.

    Advice: "If I'm ready to go [Friday], I'm ready. If not, just really pay attention to my body," said Rose. "But the plan is that I want to play. So hopefully I'll be out there playing." Rose isn't giving us much with these comments, so owners will want to check back closer to Friday's tip. If he's unable to go, Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks will split Rose's minutes, with Hinrich drawing the start. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:52 am
  • Carmelo Anthony doubtful for Friday vs OKC
    Carmelo Anthony (back spasms) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: J.R. Smith and Amare Stoudemire have speculated that Melo will miss a lot of time and that his back could be a problem for the rest of the season. Melo has been in extreme discomfort ever since suffering the injury, so it would be very shocking to see him play on Friday, or Sunday for that matter. At this point, Melo's owners just have to hope that when he said he plans on playing soon, that he was telling the truth. Having said all that, he has not officially been ruled out for Friday yet, so as Lloyd Christmas might say, there's still a chance. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:54 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Carmelo Anthony hopes to return soon
    Carmelo Anthony (back spasms) said he hopes to return soon, but won't play with back spasms.

    Advice: Anthony said he could barely walk before sitting out Wednesday's game against the Mavericks and later said that he was still sore and stiff. "I don’t think it will be too long,’’ Anthony said. "I think the spasms will go away. But I’m not going to play with spasms." Melo will travel with the Knicks to Oklahoma for Friday's game against the Thunder, but his owners may want to plan on being without him for at least another game. If Anthony is unable to suit up Friday, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith would be the biggest fantasy beneficiaries. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:17 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Kevin Durant set to return to Thunder on Fri?
    Darnell Mayberry of the Oklahoman reports there is a growing belief around the Thunder that Kevin Durant (foot) could return as soon as Friday against the Knicks.

    Advice: Mayberry cites the Thunder's decision to release Sebastian Telfair as a reason Durant may be closer to a return and writes that, "The Thunder’s decision to waive Telfair as opposed to apply for a third 10-day stint on Smith serves as confirmation that the team is confident that either Durant, [Russell] Westbrook or rookie forward Mitch McGary will be available at some point over the next three games." If Durant doesn't return on Friday, he'll have two chances over the following week as the Thunder visit the Pelicans and 76ers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:30 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Larry Sanders capitalizes with 15 & 5 blocks
    Larry Sanders was the 2012-13 version of himself against the Wolves on Wednesday with 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, five blocks and four turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He made 7-of-10 from the field and only committed three fouls in his best game of the year. Sanders was coming off a nice 12-point, nine-board game, so it's going to be awfully hard to leave him on the wire considering his upside in blocks. If you have anything on your team you're not too attached to, go get him before someone else does. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Mo Williams (illness) will travel with team
    Mo Williams (illness) will travel with the Wolves for their upcoming West Coast trip.

    Advice: Considering he has pink eye and strep throat -- two highly contagious illnesses -- Williams figures to play on Friday against the Lakers. There's not much of a reason to pick up Zach LaVine for that game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:55 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • D.J. Augustin scores 19 pts in start for DET
    D.J. Augustin made his second straight start on Wednesday, finishing a loss to the Clippers with 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, six assists and three turnovers.

    Advice: Augustin played 35 minutes in another fill-in start for Brandon Jennings, who remains day-to-day with a sprained thumb. This was easily D.J.'s best and most complete game of the season, and it's hard to recommend him as a pickup considering Jennings could return as soon as Friday's home game vs. Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:49 pm
  • Stephen Curry lights up Magic in 24 minutes
    Stephen Curry followed up Tuesday's season-high 40-point game with 28 points, six 3-pointers, five rebounds and eight assists in just 24 minutes vs. the Magic on Wednesday.

    Advice: Curry made 9-of-13 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs with just one turnover in the Warriors' easy road win. He is in the mix for top fantasy honors but Anthony Davis still has an edge on him, especially in 9-cat leagues where Curry's 3.5 turnovers per game take a heavy toll. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:13 pm
  • Kemba Walker shakes off collision Wednesday
    Kemba Walker shook off a hard collision to finish Wednesday's home loss with 15 points (6-of-19 FGs), one 3-pointer, four rebounds, nine assists and one block.

    Advice: He took a knee to the thigh and was also elbowed in the face, but the Hornets' training staff quickly cleared him to return. We'll keep an eye out for any lingering problems but fantasy owners should expect to have Walker available vs. Stephen Curry and the Warriors on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:34 pm
  • Kemba Walker (thigh) available to return
    Kemba Walker went down on Wednesday after bruising his thigh and being elbowed in the face, but he is available to return.

    Advice: Walker was down for a while and looked a bit 'woozy' as he made his way to the Hornets' bench, but it sounds like he avoided any serious injuries. With Gary Neal (shoulder) already unavailable, Walker's absence would have left Charlotte heavily reliant upon Brian Roberts. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:30 pm
  • Mo Williams (illness) will not play vs. Bucks
    Mo Williams (illness) will not play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's missed practice the past two days and has been sick since Sunday, so this is a surprise. Williams is dealing with strep throat and pink eye, which shouldn't keep him out much longer. Zach LaVine is going to get all the minutes he can handle. The Wolves might need Corey Brewer and Andrew Wiggins to handle the ball more, too. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:46 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Carmelo Anthony (back) out, J.R. Smith starts
    Carmelo Anthony (back) will not play against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's likely going to miss some time here. Anthony hasn't dealt with any major back issues in his career, but it comes with the territory as an aging player. His fantasy owners should bench him and be prepared for him to be out. J.R. Smith will start in his place and is a fantasy option. Expect more shots to go to Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Amare Stoudemire tonight, too. The Knicks are planning on Melo flying to Oklahoma City on Friday, so he should be considered questionable. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:09 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Brandon Jennings (right thumb) out again
    Brandon Jennings (thumb) will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll be D.J. Augustin in the starting lineup again tonight. He struggled in a favorable matchup against the Bucks on Tuesday, so a matchup with Chris Paul doesn't look great on the surface. Still, he saw 37 minutes last night, which makes him a fantasy option. Spencer Dinwiddie will get some run, too. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:00 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Mil
  • Stoudemire paints gloomy picture for Carmelo
    Amare Stoudemire has dealt with back spasms in the past and given the amount of pain Melo is currently in, paints a not-so-pleasant picture of what Melo might be dealing with.

    Advice: "Back spasms is nothing easy to deal with,’’ Stoudemire said. "Your whole body shuts down, it affects your central nervous system. It affects your entire body. It takes time to get over that spasm. It takes a lot of rest and recovery and a lot of rehab to get over that particular injury.’’ Not good. Melo's owners should probably start making alternative plans for not only this week, but potentially the next month or so, if Stoudemire's assessment is accurate. Speaking of Stoudemire, his role should be greatly increased in Melo's absence, while J.R. Smith is expected to start tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:46 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Mo Williams still sick, iffy vs. Bucks
    Mo Williams missed shootaround Wednesday and is a game-time decision against the Bucks.

    Advice: Williams has been sick for several days now and while it's possible he'll play tonight, it would not be surprising to see rookie Zach LaVine running the point for the Wolves tonight. On a side note, the Wolves will be wearing pink shoe laces as a tribute to Thaddeus Young's mother, who passed away from cancer recently. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:58 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Gary Neal ruled out for Wednesday
    Gary Neal's shoulder injury will keep him out of Wednesday's game against the Blazers.

    Advice: No surprise here, but P.J. Hairston is back from his ankle injury and could get Neal's minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:26 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • David West hoping to play on Friday night
    David West is hoping to make his season debut for the Pacers on Friday after dealing with a severely sprained since Oct. 18.

    Advice: "(Coach Frank Vogel) will make the call," West said after practicing Tuesday. "The ankle is healthy which is important." It sounds like it's now or never for West, who has already missed 15 games. "We've exhausted all options in terms of getting it healthy. It was a bad sprain," West said. "I got really lucky that it just did what it did and didn't go any further. I got really lucky." Luis Scola will take a hit when West is ready to go at full speed. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:30 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Knicks worried about Carmelo Anthony's back
    Carmelo Anthony had trouble even speaking, let alone walking or running, while dealing with his back injury on Monday night and he's not expected to play on Wednesday at Dallas, Friday at Oklahoma City and has no timetable for a return to action as of now.

    Advice: The Knicks are concerned about his back spasms becoming a season-long problem, and are hoping his pain is not a sign of a disk problem. Anthony was already dealing with a knee injury and it now sounds like he could miss several more games with his back injury. Shane Larkin started the second half of Monday's game in Anthony's place, while Amare Stoudemire could get the call in his place tonight. Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Travis Wear should all see more opportunity with Melo in street clothes. The Knicks get the Heat in New York on Sunday and if Melo can play in that one, owners will have cause to celebrate. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:20 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) rested as precaution
    Derrick Rose (hamstring tightness) sat out the second half of Tuesday's game as a precaution, and he "didn't feel anything pop or pull" prior to his exit.

    Advice: Tom Thibodeau asked Rose to sit out the second half and Rose agreed. The Bulls' former MVP was very tentative during the first half, as he was during Monday's game, but Thibodeau is hopeful that a few days of rest will have Rose ready to go for Friday's game in Boston. When asked if Rose would require an MRI, Thibs replied, "I don’t believe so. I think he's fine." Fantasy owners have played this game long enough to distrust the Bulls' injury updates, however, and we're unlikely to learn Rose's status until close to tip-off on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:16 pm
  • D.J. Augustin w/ 11 pts, 7 assists as starter
    D.J. Augustin started on Tuesday with Brandon Jennings (thumb) unavailable, notching 11 points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, seven assists and one steal in a loss vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Augustin shot 4-of-11 from the field and turned the ball over five times in 37 minutes, so it was a flawed performance in his first start of the season. Jennings is questionable to return Wednesday vs. the Clippers, so owners targeting Augustin for short-term value should keep a close eye on Detroit's injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:58 pm
  • Derrick Rose exits Tuesday w/ tight hamstring
    Derrick Rose will not return to Tuesday's game due to left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: Rose's left hamstring caused him to miss four games prior to his return on Monday, and he didn't last long before going back on the injury report. The daily guessing game about his status will continue on Friday when the Bulls play in Boston. Considering the Bulls' protective stance regarding their former MVP, and the fact that hamstring injuries are easy to aggravate, we're not optimistic that he'll be in uniform vs. Rajon Rondo and the Celtics. Check back for updates on Tuesday, and anticipate Kirk Hinrich starting at PG if Rose misses more games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:26 pm
  • Steph Curry gets season-high 40 pts, eight 3s
    Stephen Curry torched the Heat for a season-high 40 points in Tuesday's road win, making 12-of-19 field goals including a season-high eight 3-pointers.

    Advice: This was just Curry's second 20-point performance in the Warriors' past seven games, but his fantasy value hasn't suffered thanks to his ability to fill up the stat sheet. He went 8-of-9 from the FT line and a ridiculous 8-of-11 from downtown, as the Heat simply couldn't defend him once he started feeling it. Reggie Miller wrote on Twitter that Curry may have overtaken Drazen Petrovic as the greatest 3-point shooter Miller has ever seen -- that's lofty praise, but it's hard to argue otherwise. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:21 pm
  • Joakim Noah diagnosed w/ left knee effusion
    Joakim Noah has been diagnosed with a left knee effusion, more commonly referred to as water on the knee, and he will not play on Tuesday.

    Advice: Noah also has an eye injury, but his surgically-repaired left knee is a more serious concern for fantasy owners. Pau Gasol will shift to center in his absence and Nikola Mirotic is a terrific speculative pick-up, having averaged 13.3 points, 2.0 threes and 7.0 rebounds over Chicago's past four games. The Bulls play in Boston on Friday, so Noah's owners will have to stay alert for updates over the next few days. At the moment we're considering him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:50 pm
     
    Injured
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) starting vs. Nuggets
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) will play on Tuesday, as expected.

    Advice: He was technically listed as 'probable' and the Bulls have been understandably protective of Rose early in the season, so fantasy owners are wise to check his status before every game. He scored 18 points in a somewhat passive performance on Monday and we can only hope he'll continue to build on that performance without any health-related setbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:42 pm
  • Joakim Noah (eye, knee) ruled out vs. Denver
    Joakim Noah (eye, left knee) will not play vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday.

    Advice: Noah's eye injury doesn't seem serious and fantasy owners should be more concerned about his left knee, which was surgically repaired over the summer. He's been on a minute-limit and hopefully this is just a precaution by Chicago in the second game of a back-to-back set. With Noah and Taj Gibson (ankle) both out, Pau Gasol will have a heavy workload and plenty of minutes will be available for Nikola Mirotic, with help from Doug McDermott. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:31 pm
     
    Injured
  • Brandon Jennings (thumb) will not play Tues.
    Brandon Jennings (thumb) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks, and D.J. Augustin will draw the start.

    Advice: Augustin will draw his first start of the season, and he could make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Spencer Dinwiddie will also see some extended minutes off the bench, but Augustin offers the most upside. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with Augustin, but his value will likely be short-lived as Jennings shouldn't be out very long with a sprained thumb. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:47 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Mil
  • Mo Williams (illness) doesn't practice Tues.
    Mo Williams (illness) was not able to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: This is the second consecutive practice that Williams has sat out, and it's not known whether he'll be able to suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks. If he's unable to go Zach LaVine would get all the minutes he can handle, and he could make for a nice low-budget option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:46 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Joakim Noah (eye/knee) questionable Tuesday
    Joakim Noah (eye/left knee) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Denver.

    Advice: It's worth noting that Joakim's left knee is the one that was surgically repaired this offseason, so we'll be monitoring this situation closely. If Noah sits out, Nikola Mirotic would likely slide into the starting lineup, and would serve as an excellent plug-and-play option in daily leagues against a weak Denver interior defense. Check back for an official update on Noah's status as we draw closer to Tuesday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:24 pm
     
    Injured
  • David West (ankle) targeting Friday return
    David West (ankle) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and is targeting a return for Friday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Head coach Frank Vogel will have the final say as to whether West suits up or not, but he did give an encouraging quote after Tuesday's practice. "I’m hopeful [West can play Friday]," said Vogel. "We’ll see how he responded to this work, but we’re hopeful for Friday." It's looking like West is very close to making his regular-season debut, and when he returns Luis Scola will head to the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:49 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Gary Neal (shoulder) doubtful for Wednesday
    Gary Neal (sprained left shoulder) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

    Advice: If Neal is unable to go, his minutes would be split up between Gerald Henderson, Brian Roberts, and potentially P.J. Hairston if he's able to suit up. However, none of those guys make for a very attractive option in daily leagues, nor are they worthy of a pickup in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:47 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) probable for Tuesday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Owners will want to check back for an official update on Rose's status as we draw closer to Tuesday's tip, but it's looking like he'll try and give it a go. Rose is coming off an 18-point outing vs. Utah, and has a favorable matchup tonight against the Nuggets. If he plays, Aaron Brooks won't be worth using in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:21 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony doubtful for Wednesday
    Carmelo Anthony didn't practice on Tuesday due to his aching back and is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game at Dallas.

    Advice: There is also speculation that he won't be ready for the Thunder on Friday, either, and owners who are stuck with Melo in a weekly lineup could be in some trouble. Travis Wear (who?) played the final 17 minutes on Monday night for the Knicks and looks like an interesting prospect, but guys like Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. will probably benefit most by Melo's absence. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:24 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Brandon Jennings not likely for Tuesday night
    Brandon Jennings says he can't shoot due to his sprained left thumb and is not expected to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's yet to be officially ruled out, but owners should assume he's not going to play against the Bucks. And if that holds true, D.J. Augustin will likely start in his place tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:46 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Mil
  • Larry Sanders shares source of inspiration
    Larry Sanders spoke about the importance of sacred idols as the source of his inspiration.

    Advice: When asked during an interview about what inspires him outside of basketball, Sanders showed his theological side. "I would just say, I really look to sacred idols," Sanders said. "I feel people who draw other people to God. So, Buddha, Jesus, just all the sacred icons. It's all theosis." While the 26-year-old has had a rough start to the 2014-15 regular season, he's still worth holding onto in standard leagues due to his potential to put up huge block numbers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:02 am
  • Thibodeau says Rose not real comfortable
    Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Derrick Rose (hamstring) is not real comfortable right now.

    Advice: Rose scored 18 points with five assists, one steal, and three 3-pointers during Monday's win over the Jazz, but will be listed as day-to-day for Tuesday's game against Denver. "I thought he did a lot of good things," Thibodeau said. "You could see he's not real comfortable with the ball yet, but that will come. When Derrick strings some games together, he's going to take off." We'll update Rose's status as soon as possible, but Aaron Brooks would get a value boost if D-Rose is unable to play Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:47 am
  • Knicks await news on Carmelo Anthony's back
    The Knicks are waiting another day to find out more after Carmelo Anthony left Monday's game with back spasms.

    Advice: Anthony will travel with the team to Dallas in advance of Wednesday's game, but will also make a visit to Houston to visit a specialist and get pain medication. "Back spasms is what we understand it to be right now," head coach Derek Fisher said. "We’ll find out more in 24-48 hours. Back spasms are tough to deal with. I’ve never experienced it before. It’s not comfortable at all." It's looking doubtful that Anthony will be able to suit up for Wednesday's game against the Mavs, but we'll update his status as soon as more information is available. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:36 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Derrick Rose returned to action on Monday November 24. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:10 pm
  • Noah leaves briefly with eye injury
    Joakim Noah left Monday's game with an eye injury but eventually returned and finished with four points, five rebounds, four assists and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Noah is probably going to be a disappointment for anybody burning a high mid-round pick and that's before we talk about any injury risk. Unless you hear otherwise, feel free to have him in lineups for Tuesday's game in Denver. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:51 pm
     
    Injured
  • Report: Carmelo (back) 'in a lot of pain'
    Carmelo Anthony (back) is "clearly in a lot of pain" and did not address the media after Monday's game.

    Advice: Anthony needed to go to a local doctor in Houston to get medication not available in the arena, and he is traveling with the team to Dallas so that's a good sign. We'll continue to monitor the situation and while it's uncomfortable to think about Melo pushing through a bunch of injuries in a meaningless season, owners should exercise patience and at least wait for the storm to clear before considering any sell-low offers. J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. are short-term speculative adds at this time and Iman Shumpert should have already been owned in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:31 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Cody Zeller scores career-high 17 points
    Cody Zeller scored a career-high 17 points against the Clippers on Monday during a 113-92 loss with one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Blake Griffin dominated Marvin Williams in the early going, so Zeller picked up some extra playing time. Zeller does have some bright spots, but his inability to hit jumpers will likely cost him a chance to be a regular contributor on the stat sheet. He's only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:17 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony dealing with back spasms
    Carmelo Anthony went to the locker room in the first half due to back spasms and is doubtful to return.

    Advice: The last time he had any noteworthy back problems was back in 2012 and it's unclear how bad this recent injury is. If he's out, the Knicks are in deep, deep trouble. It will be a collective effort from J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. benefiting the most. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:05 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Gary Neal out for game w/ shoulder contusion
    Gary Neal suffered a left shoulder contusion against the Clippers on Monday and will not return.

    Advice: He was in a lot of pain and was in a bad mood as he went to the locker room. Neal looked like he didn't want to come out, but the team will likely give him an MRI. Brian Roberts will likely get some extra run in a two-PG lineup. He finished with eight points and one rebound in 14 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:57 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Mo Williams misses practice on Monday
    Mo Williams missed practice on Monday due to an illness.

    Advice: The Wolves don't play until Wednesday when they'll host the Bucks, so Williams should be well enough to give it a go for that contest. They are headed to a three-game week, so Williams isn't the strongest play in the world in weekly leagues anyway. If for some reason he is out, Zach LaVine would likely get minutes in the high 30s. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:38 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Kevin Durant has some contact in practice
    Kevin Durant (foot) went through some contact in practice on Monday.

    Advice: He has a big evaluation coming up on Thanksgiving, but his return is getting close. At the very earliest, he could play Friday, but that would be extremely optimistic. His owner should bench him because he is not even allowed to play on Wednesday because of the NBA's hardship exception. The Thunder only have a Friday game after that. Anyone who grabbed KD in their drafts should feel pretty good right now. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:31 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • David West (ankle) 'getting close' to return
    David West (ankle) is "getting close" to returning.

    Advice: West went through an intense workout on Saturday and didn't need any medical tape around his right ankle to do it, so the veteran finally appears closing in on a return. When he does come back, Luis Scola will return to his typical reserve role. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:12 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Stephen Curry scores 15 w/ well-rounded line
    Stephen Curry made two 3-pointers with six rebounds, six assists and one steal in Sunday's road win, but he made only 5-of-15 shots to finish with 15 points.

    Advice: For most players this would be a terrific line but Curry is held to a higher standard. He's scored under 20 points in five of the Warriors' past six games, though fortunately he contributes enough in other categories to remain a lock for first-round value even when his shot isn't falling. A temporary lull is nothing to worry about. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:12 pm
  • Cody Zeller finally cracks double-digits
    Cody Zeller scored double-digit points for the first time in eight games vs. Miami on Sunday, finishing with 11 points on 4-of-7 FTs and 3-of-4 FTs.

    Advice: He added two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 31 minutes of action, but it's hard to like his fantasy outlook given his infrequent scoring outbursts and poor supporting stats. He's averaging 21.6 minutes over the past five games, however, so owners in deep leagues may find him useful. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:47 pm
  • Brandon Jennings (thumb) questionable Tuesday
    Brandon Jennings (thumb) did not practice on Sunday, and is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: The good news is x-rays were negative, so Jennings is just dealing with a sprain. If he's unable to go on Tuesday, D.J. Augustin will get all the minutes he can handle, and Spencer Dinwiddie could see some extended run off the bench. Augustin makes sense as a speculative add in standard leagues, but just know his value will be short-lived. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:51 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Mil
  • Jordan Hill, Carlos Boozer called out for D
    Byron Scott singled out Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer for their inconsistent defensive effort.

    Advice: "Offensively, he’s doing a [heck] of a job," Scott said. "Defensively, though, he still has the inconsistency we’re talking about. He’s one of our main culprits – him and [Carlos] Boozer. They both know they have to get better." Boozer has a +/- rating of -90 on the season, and Hill is at -92, whereas backup big man Ed Davis is at +6. Scott hasn't suggested that he'll start Davis at any point, but it seems like an obvious move to shore up L.A.'s awful interior defense. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:42 am
  • Larry Sanders gets his minutes in check
    Larry Sanders played 19 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday with five points, four rebounds, one steal and four blocks.

    Advice: He fouls too much and the Bucks run an 11-man rotation, so that leaves a lot to be desired from the 2012-13 breakout player. Still, the blocks make him someone worth holding on to just in case coach Jason Kidd decides to tighten his rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:25 pm
  • Mo Williams has 11 points, 12 dimes in defeat
    Mo Williams continued his strong play as the Wolves' starting PG on Saturday, handing out 12 assists with 11 points on 5-of-16 shooting in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The field goal percentage wasn't great, but Mo chipped in a 3-pointer and he's really found a groove since overtaking Zach LaVine for the starting job in Ricky Rubio's absence. He's averaging 13.3 points, 1.7 triples, 1.8 rebounds and 9.7 assists in the past three games. LaVine had just five points in 13 minutes off the bench and it looks like Williams will be a reliable fantasy PG until Rubio returns, which won't be until late December at the earliest. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:29 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Kevin Durant has non-contact practice
    Kevin Durant (foot) went through a non-contact practice on Saturday.

    Advice: He only did some of the drills, but coach Scott Brooks said the reigning MVP "looked good." Durant is going to have his foot evaluated on Thanksgiving, so that could be a big day in determining when he will be back. Brooks also said he's not sure what the plan will be on KD's minutes upon his return. Regardless, his owners can start to get excited about his return. Also, owners of Perry Jones, Anthony Morrow and Andre Roberson might want to start looking for alternatives. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:57 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Durant, Westbrook 'look good' at practice
    Kevin Durant (foot) and Russell Westbrook (hand) "looked good" in non-contact portions of Saturday's practice, according to coach Scott Brooks.

    Advice: Both players will be evaluated around Thanksgiving, conceivably setting up returns on Friday, Nov. 28 or Tuesday, Dec. 2. It's encouraging that Durant has ramped up to limited practice six weeks after being diagnosed with a Jones fracture, which left him with an initial timetable of 6-8 weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:35 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Mo Williams scores 15 points against SA
    Mo Williams made 6-of-14 from the field for 15 points with two rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: It seems clear coach Flip Saunders isn't going to flip-flop on his starting point guard and Mo is here to stay. He should be able to score in the teens with some dimes, treys and steals now that the Wolves are currently missing 80 percent of their opening night starting lineup. Williams is worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:20 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Walker flirts with triple-double in loss
    Kemba Walker flirted with a triple-double in Friday's home loss to the Magic, scoring 15 points on 7-of-19 shooting with a career-high 12 rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: It may seem like Walker's biggest issue is his field goal shooting but it's actually his free throw shooting. The career 80 percent shooter is hitting just 70 percent and it has submarined his value. With no season shooting worse than 79 percent from the stripe, he's all-but a lock to get it figured out. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:43 pm
  • Gary Neal scores 17 points in return
    Gary Neal scored 17 points in his return from a concussion on Friday, hitting 6-of-11 shots (including a three) with one rebound and one assist in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Neal has been a 12-14 team producer when on the floor this season, averaging 12.6 points with 1.2 threes, 3.1 boards and 90 percent free throws on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:33 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • D.J. Augustin squanders his chance
    D.J. Augustin scored 14 points with five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer on 4-of-17 from the field against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: He picked up some extra minutes because Brandon Jennings (thumb) suffered an injury, Jennings could miss time, but he didn't break anything and it's possible he is ready for Tuesday against the Bucks. Considering how that game is a few days away, there's little reason to speculatively add Augustin. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:23 pm
  • Brandon Jennings hyperextends left thumb
    Brandon Jennings suffered a hyperextended left thumb in Friday's loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: It kept his minutes down to just 23 tonight in his worst game in a while, scoring nine points with two rebounds, two assists and one steal. It's unclear how severe his injury is and his owners should just sit tight. If you have some dead weight and want to add D.J. Augustin, it's not a terrible idea. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:19 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Mil
  • Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup
    Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup against the Raptors.

    Advice: We just thought we'd throw that out there considering it was an issue with him last time. Start Sanders like you normally would and hope he avoids foul trouble. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:08 pm
  • Kevin Durant to have non-contact practice Sat
    Kevin Durant (foot) will go through a non-contact practice on Saturday.

    Advice: He is getting closer to a return and has gone through some shooting drill. Durant is still a couple weeks off his original prognosis, but it's great to see he hasn't fallen behind. If you drafted him in the first round, this is all you can ask for from the best player in fantasy hoops for each of the last five seasons. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:34 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Gary Neal cleared to play on Friday vs. ORL
    Gary Neal (concussion) has been cleared and will play against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He could get a nice chunk of minutes tonight because the Hornets are really banged up on the wing. He'll have a chance to score in the teens, but owners in standard leagues can probably do better on a busy night. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:06 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • David West (ankle) returns to practice Friday
    David West (ankle) was a limited participant during Friday's practice and is not expected to return until after Thanksgiving.

    Advice: West remains without a definitive return date, but his return to practice is a positive sign. He'll provide the Pacers with some much needed offense when he’s finally able to suit up, and should be owned in all leagues for his ability to put up points and boards with high percentages. Luis Scola and Lavoy Allen will continue to help fill the void with West sidelined, but neither guy is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:16 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Larry Sanders left thigh now 100 percent
    Larry Sanders said that he's fully healed from his left thigh injury he sustained during Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: It's nice to know that he's healthy, but it would be better if he could start contributing consistently. Sanders is averaging 6.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game this season while shooting 41.1 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from the charity stripe. Those poor shooting percentages are keeping him out of the top-100, and right now he doesn't look like much more than a blocks specialist in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:58 am
  • Joakim Noah turns it on late
    Joakim Noah turned it on late against the Kings in a losing effort on Thursday, finishing with 10 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He played almost the entire fourth quarter with five fouls and was very active on the glass. Noah had another double-double on Monday in the first game without Pau Gasol, so it's fair to say Noah will have better fantasy value sans Pau. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:17 pm
     
    Injured
  • Gary Neal (concussion) probable for Friday
    Gary Neal (concussion) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Neal still needs to pass the leagues' concussion protocol, but it's looking like he's very close to making a return. He's averaging 12.2 points and 1.2 three-pointers per game this season, so he's worth a look for owners seeking a 3-point specialist upon his return. Just know that he's also shooting 39.8 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:08 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Nikola Pekovic could practice early next week
    Nikola Pekovic (wrist, ankle, personal) hopes to be cleared to resume practicing early next week.

    Advice: Pekovic's wrist was the reason doctors asked him to rest for one week, but he's also dealing with ongoing pain from a bursa sac in his ankle, all while dealing with an undisclosed personal issue. The Wolves are already limiting his playing time to under 30 minutes per game and his ankle injury could linger all season, which is one more reason to like Gorgui Dieng's outlook even when he shifts back to a reserve role upon Pek's return. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:21 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Mo Williams to start for the Timberwolves?
    Mo Williams looked great in a starting role on Wednesday and his play has head coach Flip Saunders thinking about sticking with him in that role.

    Advice: With rookie Zach LaVine scuffling, Williams provided the Wolves with a spark during their win over the Knicks on Wednesday. "Big difference," Kevin Martin said. "When Mo came in and got me going. He’s just a veteran point guard in the backcourt with you. He knows your spots." Flip Saunders used the phrase "big difference" to describe the swap of Williams and LaVine in the starting lineup, so fantasy owners in all leagues will want to take a flier on Williams while Ricky Rubio (ankle) is out. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:03 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Jordan Hill puts up 18 and 10 in a win
    Jordan Hill scored 18 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 31 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He operated a little closer to the basket and coach Byron Scott has suggested he'd like to see Hill take less jumpers. He's worth owning in all leagues and hopefully the wheels don't fall off with his 30-plus minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:00 am
  • Mo Williams looks great in start vs. Knicks
    Mo Williams looked fantastic in a start against the Knicks on Wednesday with 14 points, three rebounds, 13 assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Why didn't he start immediately following the Ricky Rubio (ankle) injury again? Williams was in complete control of the offense and he's capable of putting up great stats. Zach LaVine can't seem to do anything right, so Williams should be around 30 minutes, which makes him worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:02 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Brandon Jennings hits 1-of-9 3-pointers
    Brandon Jennings hit just 7-of-19 shots and 1-of-9 3-pointers for 19 points, seven assists and two steals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Had he not been firing up the threes, his line would have been a lot better, but whatever was holding Jennings back early in the season has been fixed. Jennings has been playing well for 10 straight games after struggling mightily in his first two of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:00 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Mil
  • Larry Sanders plays 14 minutes
    Larry Sanders played 14 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday with four points, four boards and one turnover.

    Advice: He was a game-time decision tonight and the Bucks didn't announce he was a go until after the 7:30 start time in Brooklyn. Sanders will likely have his minutes limited in his next game on Friday, so his owners should have low expectations against the Raptors on Friday. Check back for updates, assuming the team provides them. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:58 pm
  • Larry Sanders is starting on Wednesday
    Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: In usual Bucks fashion, this update comes at 7:37 pm EST for the 7:30 game. Sanders' thigh issue may limit him and his minutes have been a bit erratic anyway, so he should be on the bench in most fantasy leagues. Zaza Pachulia will move back into the second unit tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:36 pm
  • Larry Sanders is a game-time call vs. Nets
    Larry Sanders (thigh) is a game-time call on Wednesday night to face the Nets.

    Advice: He was a late scratch on Tuesday and there is a good chance he misses tonight. Zaza Pachulia is coming off a nice game and would be a desperate plug-and-play option on a busy night in the NBA. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:28 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic also dealing with ankle issue
    Nikola Pekovic (personal, wrist, ankle) said on Wednesday that the painful bursa sac in his ankle has been bothering him since Nov. 12.

    Advice: He also has a wrist injury and a personal matter to deal with right now. The wrist injury will keep him out for at least three games and he won't be re-evaluated until next week. Pekovic's ankle injury is the biggest long-term issue and it would almost be a shock for it not to limit him down the line. Gorgui Dieng should be owned in every single fantasy league right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:10 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • Larry Sanders (thigh) questionable Wednesday
    Larry Sanders (thigh) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: He was a late scratch on Tuesday because of his bruised thigh, so owners will want to check back for updates prior to tip-off. If Sanders can't go, expect Zaza Pachulia to draw another start after he double-doubled on Tuesday, but anything is possible with coach Kidd. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:36 am
  • Gary Neal (concussion) inactive Wednesday
    Gary Neal (concussion) is inactive for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: He is still dealing with symptoms and will still have to pass the NBA's concussion protocol once he is feeling better. Neal has been a spark off of the Hornet's bench this season and when he returns he will be worth a look for owners in need of 3-pointers. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) is out Wednesday and P.J. Hairston (ankle) is doubtful, so Gerald Henderson will likely play all the minutes he can handle and is worth a look in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:33 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • David West (ankle) will not play on Wednesday
    David West (ankle) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: This has to be frustrating for his owners, as he has yet to play this season with his nagging ankle sprain. We will continue to monitor his status and it should be noted that he still deserves to be owned in almost all leagues for his scoring and rebounding prowess. In the meantime, Luis Scola will continue to start with Lavoy Allen backing him up, but neither player is an attractive option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:00 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Kevin Durant (foot) has light workout Tuesday
    Kevin Durant (right foot) went through a light workout on Tuesday, running pick-and-pop sets with Russell Westbrook and some of OKC's assistant coaches.

    Advice: Durant still isn't practicing, let alone taking contact in a full-court scenario, so this doesn't change his timetable. He's expected to be re-evaluated right around Thanksgiving, setting up a likely return in early December. Hopefully patient fantasy owners will get some good news in the coming weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:42 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Jordan Hill double-doubles w/ 18 pts, 10 reb
    Jordan Hill double-doubled with 18 points, 10 rebounds and one assist vs. the Hawks on Tuesday, making 8-of-17 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs in just 31 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Hawks rank 28th in rebounding with a -3.8 differential and they're particularly poor on the offensive glass, where Carlos Boozer and Hill hurt them all night long. It was Hill's putback following an offensive rebound that gave L.A. a much-needed five-point cushion down the stretch, and he's quietly emerged as a top-100 fantasy value through L.A.'s first 11 games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:06 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic (wrist) out at least one week
    Nikola Pekovic sprained his right wrist and will not suit up for any games this week.

    Advice: Pekovic will be targeting a return for Nov. 26 vs. the Bucks, and Gorgui Dieng will enter the starting lineup with Pek sidelined. Dieng has a lot of upside, and as a starter last season he averaged 12.2 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game over 32 minutes of action. He'll be a great option in daily leagues as the team's unquestioned starting center, and if he's somehow available in your league, he makes for an excellent pickup. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:09 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ LAL
  • David West (ankle) out Wednesday vs. Hornets
    David West (ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: West's potential return date keeps getting pushed back, and this just really speaks to the severity of the ankle injury he sustained back in October. The Pacers haven't given much updates on West's status, but we'll be monitoring his status closely. Luis Scola and Lavoy Allen will continue to split minutes at power forward with West sidelined, but neither guy is a very attractive option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:47 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Orl
  • Gary Neal to miss Wednesday's game vs Pacers
    Gary Neal (concussion) will miss Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: Neal is still experiencing symptoms from the concussion that he suffered during Saturday's game against the Warriors and will miss his second consecutive game on Wednesday. With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) already declared out and P.J. Hairston (ankle) listed as doubtful, Gerald Henderson will get all the minutes he can handle and will make for a solid plug-and-play option on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:53 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Joakim Noah says Bulls have work to do
    Joakim Noah said the Bulls still have work to do after Monday's win over the Clippers.

    Advice: After easily defeating the Clippers without Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol, Noah said the Bulls have some building to do. "We have a lot of work to do," Noah said. "As long as we stay humble and we keep working, keep getting better as a team, hopefully, we'll have a chance. But we're nowhere near where we have to be." While Noah's numbers haven't been exactly what his fantasy owners expected, his improved play over the Bulls' last five games should give hope that he can still return top-30 value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:53 am
     
    Injured
  • Jennings hits five threes as push continues
    Brandon Jennings kept pushing in Monday's loss, hitting five 3-pointers and 6-of-13 shots overall to finish with 18 points, three rebounds, six assists and three steals in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Left for dead by many, Jennings is a top-40 player all of a sudden and at 45.6 percent shooting from the field it's certainly a sell-high moment. Just know that he has a top-50 upside enhanced by his durability and shouldn't be sold short. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:51 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Mil
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