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    • Tony Parker struggling to find old form
      Tony Parker said he's frustrated with his recent play and is trying to find his old form.

      Advice: The 33-year-old has struggled to find consistency this season and is only averaging 6.8 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 4.0 assists over his last five games. "I have not been the same since I came back, and it's still bothering me," Parker said. "Everybody knows. I am not going to use that as an excuse. I am just going to work it out until it gets better." While Parker's recent stats aren't worthy of standard fantasy league ownership, he's a starting point guard in the NBA and is worth holding onto for his upside. Rotoworld.com
      49 minutes ago
    • Andre Miller wants to stay in Sacramento
      Andre Miller said he's comfortable in Sacramento and would like to play one more season there.

      Advice: "I just know that I still got something left. So for me, being close to home, just having I guess what you would call it - comfortable with this city - and just a transition at this point in my career it's best that I just stay where I'm at," Miller said. "I didn't want to leave Washington, it happened, and I don't want to leave here." The 38-year-old has averaged 7.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 5.6 assists over his last five games and is worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues as long as he's seeing more than 20 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:07 am
    • Goran Dragic returned to action on Monday March 2. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:59 pm
       
      Injured
    • Rondo gets aggressive with 19 points in win
      Rajon Rondo was a bit more aggressive in the Mavs' 102-93 win over the Pelicans on Monday, scoring 19 points on 9-of-15 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Rondo did not get a steal and the assist numbers are down, but anything attached to the word 'aggression' should be viewed as a good thing. If he was dropped in an 8-cat league now is probably the time to take a chance on him, since the run-in with Rick Carlisle could produce a turnaround, if that's indeed in the cards. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:26 pm
    • Jefferson ties season-high with 16 points
      Richard Jefferson tied a season-high with 16 points in Monday's win over the Pelicans, hitting 5-of-6 shots (2-of-2 3PTs, 4-of-4 FTs) with five rebounds and one block in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Both the Chandler boys are day-to-day with their injuries and the return of either of them will probably kill any value that Jefferson has. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:23 pm
    • Aminu quiet but grabs four steals in win
      Al-Farouq Aminu was quiet in Monday's win, scoring just two points with two rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes, but did manage to have four steals to somewhat save his night.

      Advice: Aminu has been a top 75-85 player for his last 15 games and a top 100-130 (9/8 cat) player over his last 30 games. This dud isn't going to do anything great for his perceived value and maybe this ride is ending for owners, but if you owned him for the last two months you were certainly doing so at a profit. Clearly for that sample size his value isn't really attached to injury absences and the like, but rather what he's doing in his standard 20-25 mpg. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:20 pm
    • Eric Gordon posts 18-5-4 line with four treys
      Eric Gordon's surprising surge continued in Monday's loss to the Mavs as he scored 18 points on 4-of-11 shooting (including four treys) with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: The production isn't surprising as he's been doing this for a while now, posting a top 50-80 month (8/9 cat) with no end in sight. The fact that he has been consistent and healthy is the good part, and it's nice to see him carry some of the weight from that ugly contract the Pelicans signed him to. Tyreke Evans added 17 points, three boards, seven assists, one steal and one three in the loss. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:14 pm
    • Asik manages just two points and seven boards
      Omer Asik managed just two points, seven boards and one steal over 28 minutes in Monday's loss to the Mavs.

      Advice: Asik looked a bit hobbled out there and it wouldn't be surprising to see him end up on an injury report, perhaps when reinforcements arrive. A borderline option when he's at his best, this outcome and the injury risk should be enough for owners that had been relying on him to move on. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    • Hot Ish: Smith has a good game vs. Raps
      Ish Smith scored 19 points with five rebounds, nine assists and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Raptors on Monday.

      Advice: Coach Brett Brown already said that he likes Smith as a backup point guard, so he's not going to leapfrog Isaiah Canaan for the starting gig. That doesn't necessarily mean he won't outproduce him. In his last two games, he's averaged 15.0 points, 4.5 boards, 7.0 boards and 1.0 treys. He is worth a look in 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    • Ajinca double-doubles with a steal and block
      Alexis Ajinca kept his foot on the gas with Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson out on Monday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting with 12 rebounds, one steal and one block in 25 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Ajinca has paid off with top-50 value over the last two weeks and with the Pelicans' durability issues he has a sneaky shot at finishing the year strong. There have been vague reports not necessarily altering Davis' 1-2 week timeline from about seven days ago, but we'll be watching closely to see if Ajinca can survive his return. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:09 pm
    • Cole scores 19 points off the bench
      Norris Cole scored 19 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 8-of-12 shots (including two threes) with one rebound, three assists and one block in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Cole is getting some extra looks with Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson out, and also not working in his long-term favor is that his standard-league game is a mess. He doesn't do much besides score and hit a few threes with a few assists, but he might be worth a look in your deeper points league. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:06 pm
    • Concentrated Revenge: Dragic burns Suns
      Goran Dragic fought through a back injury and only needed nine shots from the field and less than 15 minutes to score 21 points against the Suns during a 115-98 win on Monday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Dragic said he would have sat out against any other team, so chalk this one up to the old revenge game narrative. He was fouled hard and needed to go to the locker room tonight, so he might not be healthy for Wednesday against the Lakers. As for his performance tonight, he became just the second player in the past decade to score 21 points in less than 15 minutes (Kyle Lowry). He should have plenty of big lines on the way, if his back allows him to play. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:54 pm
       
      Injured
    • CP3 drops 26 and 14 on the Wolves in win
      Chris Paul scored 26 points on 12-of-20 shooting with four rebounds, 14 assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in Monday's win over the Wolves.

      Advice: Paul has fallen into the category of used toy this season and is getting practically no MVP buzz despite another excellent season. In fantasy terms, he's still a top-half of the first round guy whenever he has stepped on the floor. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:49 pm
    • Deron Williams keeps rolling with 22-4-4 line
      Deron Williams scored 22 points on 8-of-19 shooting (including four threes) with four rebounds, four assists and one steal in the Nets' 110-108 win over the Warriors on Monday.

      Advice: The All Star break probably gave him a chance to rest his chronically injured ankles and owners just have to ride Williams until the wheels fall off. If your trade deadline hasn't passed, it's also a good time to sell-high. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:29 pm
    • Eric Bledsoe scores 20 in decent line
      Eric Bledsoe came up short against his former teammate, Goran Dragic, during a 115-98 loss on Monday with 20 points, four boards, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He had a very slow start tonight and picked it up late. However, Bledsoe's team was lit up on the outside on defense and that's been a trend lately. Bledsoe has been a disappointment in most games since the trade deadline, but there is still a very good chance he turns it on late. In his previous games without Dragic, he averaged 17.2 points, 7.7 boards 6.5 boards, 1.2 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.0 treys in those six. That's still pretty good. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:25 pm
    • Thad posts solid line in 25 minutes on Monday
      Thaddeus Young scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 25 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Warriors.

      Advice: Young has leveled out with late mid-round value so far during his time in Brooklyn and that will probably improve by a round or two once he's fully integrated into their system. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:22 pm
    • Patrick Patterson scores 15 points
      Patrick Patterson scored 15 points against the 76ers on Monday during a 114-103 win with four rebounds, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: The second unit is now a lot thinner with Greivis Vasquez moving into the starting lineup. James Johnson has to play more at small forward, so there are plenty of minutes for Patterson now. He should be an under-the-radar winner from the Kyle Lowry injury and should have nice value in the next week or so. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:08 pm
    • Bogut goes for 16 and eight with three blocks
      Andrew Bogut scored 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds and three blocks over 25 minutes on Monday against the Nets.

      Advice: Bogut was nearly rested tonight and he's been slumping so owners win out on both fronts. The Warriors concluded a stretch with 10-of-11 games on the road, so the obligatory trap game when a team returns home might actually be the game Steve Kerr targets for some rest. Owners need to stay on their toes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:05 pm
    • Greivis Vasquez has a mild letdown game
      Greivis Vasquez scored 12 points on 5-of-8 from the field with one rebound, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the 76ers on Monday.

      Advice: That's pretty good efficiency, but the usage wasn't there with DeMar DeRozan being a one-man band. Vasquez has been solid so far in his starts, putting up a 14-point, six-dime line on Saturday. He should be worth starting in standard leagues while Kyle Lowry (finger) is out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:57 pm
    • Hassan Whiteside, Alex Len are ejected
      Hassan Whiteside and Alex Len were ejected for wrestling on Monday night.

      Advice: This game in Miami is one of the most emotional ones of the season. Whiteside tried to tackle Len and there's certainly a chance he gets hit with a suspension for this one. He finished with 17 points, 10 boards, two steals and two blocks in 26 minutes. He's a better basketball player than a tackler and his owners are going to be hoping for mercy from the NBA in hopes he doesn't get suspended. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:46 pm
    • Andrew Bogut, Draymond Green starting
      Andrew Bogut and Draymond Green are starting against the Nets on Monday.

      Advice: Well, so much for Kerr's comments about resting Bogut. Green and Kerr are likely to see their minutes decrease a tad, but fantasy owners shouldn't be investing in Marreese Speights or other secondary guys. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:09 pm
    • Kevin Martin, Nikola Pekovic out Monday
      Kevin Martin (illness) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not play against the Clippers on Monday.

      Advice: The Wolves will start Gorgui Dieng and Gary Neal. Coach Flip Saunders said that the flus is going around and their assistant coach won't be at the arena. Martin still isn't a must-start player now that he has one game on the sidelines this week. Neal is also a risky play. We should get a lot of Andrew Wiggins. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Goran Dragic will start on Monday night
      Goran Dragic (back) is going to start against the Suns on Monday.

      Advice: If you're into revenge games, this might be your Super Bowl. Dragic should get minutes in the mid 30s tonight and is a must-start in standard leagues. He and Dwyane Wade haven't played too well together, but that's to be expected for two ball-dominant guys. Start the Dragon. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:45 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kerr wants to play Andrew Bogut on Monday
      Coach Steve Kerr said he wants to play Andrew Bogut on Monday against the Nets.

      Advice: This is a surprise. On Saturday, Kerr said he would like to rest Bogut on Sunday, but Festus Ezeli being suspended forced his hand to play him. Therefore, one would think he would sit out tonight with Ezeli back. All that said, Bogut is still extremely risky to play tonight and not the strongest start in weekly leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:20 pm
    • Goran Dragic (back) is a game-time call
      Goran Dragic is a game-time decision against the Suns on Monday.

      Advice: One would think he would at least try to play against a team with a front office he doesn't trust. Dragic has played well with the Heat, averaging 13.8 points, 3.0 boards, 5.4 dimes, 1.4 steals and 0.6 treys, so he's a must-start player if active, obviously. If he's out, we should get a lot of Shabazz Napier and Mario Chalmers running the point, but it'll be the Dwyane Wade Show, as well. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Martin suddenly questionable w/ illness
      Kevin Martin (illness) is questionable to play on Monday vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: If Martin can't suit up, expect Andrew Wiggins to be at the epicenter of whatever Minnesota tries to do against Los Angeles. And if the veteran is sidelined, it's possible Gary Neal would slide into the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:32 am
       
      Injured
    • Kris Humphries still dealing w/ groin issues
      Kris Humprhies (groin) is still unable to move laterally.

      Advice: Humphries missed Saturday's game against the Pistons, his second consecutive on the sidelines. It doesn't sound like he's all that close to a return, meaning Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin will earn extra minutes behind Marcin Gortat and Nene. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:12 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • DeMarre Carroll back at practice on Monday
      DeMarre Carroll (rest) was back at practice on Monday.

      Advice: After sitting Saturday's game to rest, Carroll should be back out there in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:02 am
    • Goran Dragic (back) questionable for Monday
      Goran Dragic (back) is still being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Suns.

      Advice: Dragic really wants to play, but he's clearly hurting even though he did report some improvement. He did not participate in shootaround, an indication that The Dragon could be headed for a dreaded game-time call. If he's unable to suit up, Mario Chalmers would start and see all of the minutes he can handle with Shabazz Napier as his backup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:33 am
       
      Injured
    • Agent: Monroe will consider Pistons in FA
      Greg Monroe's agent David Falk said Monroe will "absolutely" consider re-signing with the Pistons in free agency.

      Advice: What Falk didn't say, however, is how long Monroe would consider the possibility. Falk added that Monroe made the decision to pursue signing the qualifying offer, calling him "one of the brightest clients I've ever represented." The Monroe-Andre Drummond frontline has worked out much better ever since Josh Smith's departure, but it's still hard to envision a scenario where the Pistons commit big money to the Moose, especially if the club intends to extend restricted free agent Reggie Jackson. Monroe will be free to sign anywhere this summer. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:13 am
    • Rodney Hood still on minutes limit for now
      Rodney Hood (foot) remains on a minutes limit for the time being.

      Advice: Hood is limited to 10 minutes per half as he works his way back from extended foot issues, and it's not clear when that restriction may be lifted. Elijah Millsap will continue to play extended minutes while Hood works his way back into form. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:00 am
    • Ennis happy for new chance with Bucks
      Tyler Ennis reiterated that he's thankful to get a fresh start with the Bucks.

      Advice: "In Phoenix, I was happy they drafted me," Ennis said. "But the situation guards-wise wasn't ideal for me coming in as a rookie, trying to compete against three established guards in the league." The Suns drafting Ennis never made a lot of sense, but now he's with Milwaukee so it's a moot point. Ennis will backup Michael Carter-Williams and Jerryd Bayless with the Bucks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:36 am
    • Omer Asik secures game-high 16 rebounds
      Omer Asik secured a game-high 16 rebounds in 25 minutes vs. Denver on Sunday, while scoring nine points on 3-of-5 field goals and 3-of-5 free throws.

      Advice: Asik also had three assists and one steal, and the 60.0 percent FT shooting actually raised his season average. His fantasy value is restricted to the traditional big-man categories, but he's a decent option this week with the Pelicans' frontcourt desperately thin. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:04 pm
    • Eric Gordon scores 18 points in NOP victory
      Eric Gordon scored 18 points vs. the Nuggets on Sunday, adding three 3-pointers, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He's now made a 3-pointer in 25 consecutive games which is huge for a Pelicans team that ranks in the bottom-10 for 3-pointers made. With Ryan Anderson (knee) out of commission, it's safe to say Gordon will have a neon-green light to shoot from downtown in the coming weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:03 pm
    • Goran Dragic (back) questionable for Monday
      According to head coach Erik Spoelstra, Goran Dragic is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Suns after he dealt with back spasms during Saturday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: "He got hit in the back and that's why he was in the locker room," Spoelstra said. "He probably shouldn't have played in the second half. He just played through it. I kept on asking him if he was OK and he said he was... He gutted it out." Dragic will likely do everything in his power to be ready in time to face his former team, and we should be able to provide another update after the Heat's shootaround on Monday morning. If Dragic can't play, Mario Chalmers will be the primary beneficiary, while Shabazz Napier would likely see an uptick in minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:37 pm
       
      Injured
    • Andrew Bogut may pick up DNP-CD Monday
      Andrew Bogut scored only two points on 1-of-6 shooting during Sunday's massive comeback, but he added 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in just 19 minutes.

      Advice: He was scheduled to miss tonight's game as a precaution but Festus Ezeli's suspension forced him into the starting lineup. The Warriors are back in action vs. the Nets on Monday and owners should be on red-alert for a rest day from Bogut. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:15 pm
    • Ish Smith starts 2nd half over Isaiah Canaan
      Ish Smith took over at PG to start the second half vs. Indiana on Sunday, posting 11 points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds and five assists in the Sixers' loss.

      Advice: Smith is a career 38.6 percent shooter and fantasy owners should be extremely wary of his 47.4 percent free throw shooting this season. He's a decent speculative add for deep-league owners seeking a point guard, but his starting job isn't guaranteed and we wouldn't cut anyone of value to get him. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:27 pm
    • Andre Miller double-doubles in loss Sunday
      Andre Miller logged his first double-double of the season in a 110-99 loss to the Blazers on Sunday, scoring 12 points with 10 assists, two boards and two steals in 26 minutes.

      Advice: Fellow point guard Ray McCallum had 12 points with five assists and two boards in 25 minutes, and it looks like head coach George Karl is going to stick with his plan of splitting their minutes. Darren Collison is likely done for the season because of his hip injury, so both Miller and McCallum are worth a look in deeper leagues. Just don't expect Miller to be this good on a regular basis considering he is a little ways past his prime. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:14 pm
    • Ish Smith starts 2nd half over Isaiah Canaan
      Ish Smith started the second half in place of Isaiah Canann on Sunday vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: Canaan has struggled with his conditioning and hasn't exactly looked comfortable running the point in Philly, but head coach Brett Brown has been known to shake things up occasionally. Smith was averaging 6.3 points, 5.3 assists and 1.3 steals in his previous three performances with the 76ers, but owners in most leagues should use a wait-and-see approach here. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:41 pm
    • Andrew Bogut will play Sunday vs. Boston
      Andrew Bogut will play Sunday vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: Bogut was scheduled for a rest day today, but because Festus Ezeli has been suspended for one game for his altercation with Tyler Hansbrough on Friday, Bogut will be forced into action. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:06 pm
    • Chris Paul puts up huge double-double in win
      Chris Paul was incredible during Sunday's win over the Bulls, scoring 28 points on 12-of-19 shooting, with 12 assists, five rebounds, one block and just one turnover through 38 minutes of action.

      Advice: Efficiency is why Paul is such an elite option in fantasy leagues, and he was particularly amazing during the month of February with averages of 19.1 points, 11.5 assists, 1.6 steals, and just 2.6 turnovers per game on 47.1 percent shooting from the field. Over the past month Paul has emerged as the league leader in assists per game, but his value will take a minor hit when Blake Griffin (elbow) returns to action. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:31 pm
    • Rajon Rondo says thoughts over FA are same
      Rajon Rondo said that his thoughts regarding his impending free agency haven't changed since his spat with head coach Rick Carlisle.

      Advice: Rondo is going to hold his cards close to his chest, but he hasn't had the smoothest transition since leaving Boston. He is averaging just 7.6 points, 4.6 assists, 2.8 boards and 3.6 turnovers over his last five games, and he is also shooting just 43 percent from the field and 33 percent from the charity stripe over that span. He still has some value in points leagues, but he is a huge liability in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:51 am
    • Tony Parker scores just six points
      Tony Parker scored six points with two assists on 3-of-13 from the field against the Suns on Saturday.

      Advice: Since an impressive start to his second half in a loss to the Clippers, Parker has been awful. In his last five, he averaged 6.8 points, 4.0 dimes and 0.6 steals on 26.0 percent from the field. Luckily for Parker and the Spurs, they're off until Wednesday, so maybe that will help. He's still worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:40 pm
    • Eric Bledsoe doesn't have an assist
      Eric Bledsoe was on the other end of the spectrum on Saturday during a 101-74 loss to the Spurs with 12 points, six rebounds, no assists and two turnovers.

      Advice: Brandon Knight went down tonight, which actually might hurt Bledsoe a tad. In fact, Bledsoe was making a sterling 70.0 effective field goal percentage off Knight passes before tonight. Basically, fantasy owners can throw this game out the window for every Sun. Alex Len (six points and nine boards), P.J. Tucker (five points and 11 boards) and Markieff Morris (10 points and two boards) also didn't play well. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:35 pm
    • Deron Williams scores 25 points in win
      Deron Williams turned Rajon Rondo into a turnstile during a 104-94 win on Saturday with 25 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Jarrett Jack was no slouch either with 14 points and four dimes tonight. Williams has come out strong in the second half, averaging 15.6 points, 4.2 boards, 7.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.8 treys. If you were patient with Deron last month, it's starting to pay off. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:28 pm
    • Thaddeus Young scores 16 points off bench
      Thaddeus Young scored 16 points against the Mavs on Saturday with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Nets played five road games with Thad and went 3-2, which isn't too shabby considering they lost to the Rockets in one of those. Young's averages in that span include 13.4 points, 4.8 boards 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks and 0.8 treys on 59.0 percent from the field. He's a hold in standard leagues and could see a slight uptick. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:21 pm
    • Rajon Rondo scores eight in return
      Rajon Rondo scored eight points in his return to the lineup on Saturday against the Nets, adding seven rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 28 minutes.

      Advice: The best part of all this for his fantasy owners is that he didn't go to the free throw line. Rondo looked awful on defense again tonight and ranked dead last on his team for plus-minus at minus-22. He's not a must-own player in standard leagues, but he should be viewed as a mid-to-late-round guy in points leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:17 pm
    • Al-Farouq Aminu scores 12 points
      Al-Farouq Aminu filled it up against the Nets on Saturday with 12 points, five rebounds, two assists, four steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers on 4-of-4 from the field.

      Advice: He finally turned it around tonight. Aminu had a big chance to put up numbers while the Mavs were without the Chandlers, but his chance to step up is likely dwindling with both guys close to a return. If he's still on the wire, he should probably stay there. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:11 pm
    • Greivis Vasquez scores 14 in a start
      Greivis Vasquez scored 14 points in a start against the Knicks on Saturday with three rebounds, six assists and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: There's a chance that Kyle Lowry needs to rest more, which makes sense because he's looked awful for over one month. Vasquez has a lot of potential as the starting point guard and even led the NBA in total dimes back in 2012-13. He's worth a look if you want some short-term help at point guard and is capable of putting up this type of line most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:24 pm
    • Goran Dragic struggles against the Hawks
      Goran Dragic went scoreless in the first half against the Hawks on Saturday, finishing with six points, three rebounds, six assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: It's been a bumpy ride for Dragic, but his averages still look fine. In his five games with the Heat, he averaged 13.8 points, 3.0 boards, 5.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.6 treys on 49.1 percent from the field. He should get even better and have a chance to be a third- or fourth-round guy. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:12 pm
       
      Injured
    • Hassan Whiteside grabs 24 boards, scores 14
      Hassan Whiteside matched his career-high 24 boards against the Hawks on Saturday with 14 points and two blocks in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Before his time with the Heat, Whiteside had a grand total of 39 rebounds in his career. Now he has two games with at least 24 boards and continues to be one of the wildest stories of the season. Plus, he's also made at least 60 percent from the field in each of his last two months. How did every team dismiss this guy? Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:08 pm
    • Greg Monroe has worst game in a while
      Greg Monroe was quiet against the Wizards on Saturday with 21 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 33 minutes during a 99-95 loss.

      Advice: While this was a solid game, the Pistons really have to work on their defense. They have allowed the likes of Nene, Marcin Gortat, Lou Amundson and Andrea Bargnani to go off on them this weekend. As for Monroe's production, it's been consistent and he is one of the better bets for a double-double on a given night. Andre Drummond had 13 points, nine rebounds and one block tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:34 pm
    • Patrick Patterson moves back to bench Sat.
      Patrick Patterson will move back to the bench for Saturday's game vs. the Knicks, allowing Amir Johnson to reclaim his spot in the starting lineup.

      Advice: Patterson scored just four points in a start against the Warriors on Friday, but head coach Dwane Casey probably needs his scoring punch off the bench. It's safe to leave Patterson on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:35 pm
    • Greivis Vasquez starting for Kyle Lowry
      Greivis Vasquez will start against the Knicks on Saturday.

      Advice: The last time Kyle Lowry missed a game (Apr. 5, 2014), Greivis Vasquez had 26 points, four boards, four dimes, one steal and six treys in 37 minutes. He should get a huge increase in playing time in a favorable matchup. If you're looking to stream a point guard tonight, look no further. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:29 pm
    • DeMarre Carroll out on Saturday nigth
      DeMarre Carroll will not play against the Heat on Saturday.

      Advice: He is just getting some rest, which the Hawks also did back in January. With Carroll out, we should see a little more of Kent Bazemore on the wing, especially with Thabo Sefoloha (calf) out. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:15 pm
    • Kris Humphries will miss Saturday's game
      Kris Humphries (groin) will miss Saturday's game against the Pistons.

      Advice: This will be his second consecutive game out of the lineup. With Humphries out, the Wizards will look to Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin to step up behind Nene and Marcin Gortat. Most owners in fantasy leagues can monitor this situation from the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:22 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Andrew Bogut could be rested Sunday
      Andrew Bogut could be rested on Sunday against the Celtics.

      Advice: Coach Steve Kerr said it comes down to whether or not Festus Ezeli is suspended. If Ezeli doesn't get a suspension for his altercation with Tyler Hansbrough on Friday, Bogut will likely sit. If Bogut does miss that game, Marreese Speights and David Lee will benefit most. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 11:51 am
    • Rajon Rondo says spat with Carlisle is over
      Rajon Rondo made it clear that his spat with head coach Rick Carlisle is over and that he is ready to move on.

      Advice: "Definitely, he had some frustrations with me and vice-versa," Rondo said. "So communication is definitely key in this situation. We’ve had a couple talks since then, and we’re going to move forward." Rondo was suspended for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks, but he is expected to start against the Nets on Saturday, sending J.J. Barea back to the bench. However, Rondo is averaging just 7.5 points, 4.3 assists and 1.8 rebounds in his last four games, so his owners would be advised to leave him on the bench until he turns things around. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:55 am
    • Greg Monroe noncommittal over free agency
      Greg Monroe was noncommittal when asked about his thoughts on becoming a free agent in this summer.

      Advice: "I'm not thinking about it right now, honestly," Monroe said before Friday's loss to the Knicks. "I’m focusing on what I have to do for this team. It’s something down the line. When I get to that point, I’ll always make the right decision for me and my family, but right now I’m just focusing what I have to do here." The Knicks are among the teams said to be interested in prying Monroe away from Detroit in the summer, and after averaging 15.6 points, 10.5 boards and 2.0 assists per game this season, it's clear that Monroe will have plenty of suitors. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:32 am
    • Parker gets back on track against the Kings
      Tony Parker scored 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting (1-of-2 from deep, 4-of-4 from the line) with five rebounds and four assists in Friday's win.

      Advice: Parker and Manu Ginobili (16 points, two threes, two boards, one block) played a little bit better than they have been, beating a Kings squad that didn't have DeMarcus Cousins but struggling to do so. Parker is worth a look if he has been dropped, but there's no guarantee he pays off big for owners in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:18 am
    • Hood posts versatile line off the bench
      Rodney Hood scored 14 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 5-of-8 shots (including three treys) with two rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 20 minutes.

      Advice: Hood has flashed a handful of versatile lines but otherwise been a 3-point shooter. If he can keep this up it'll go a long way toward establishing some fantasy value, because he's unlikely to get the volume to hold standard league value otherwise. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:50 am
    • Gordon posts 20 pts, eight rebs, four 3PMs
      Eric Gordon scored 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting (including four threes) with one rebound and eight assists in the Pelicans' 104-102 win over the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: The Pelicans aren't falling out of contention in the playoff chase and Gordon is a big reason why. He's been a top 50-75 guy (8/9 cat) over the last month or so and that'll probably be the case until (if) Jrue Holiday returns. Tyreke Evans added 19 points, three boards, 11 assists, one trey and five turnovers in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:44 am
    • Ajinca goes for 24 and eight in win over Heat
      Alexis Ajinca scored a career-high 24 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 9-of-10 shots with eight rebounds and three blocks in just 22 minutes.

      Advice: Ajinca also hit the game's final, deciding shot and he's looking pretty automatic whenever 20-30 mpg clears up. Anthony Davis could be back in the next week or so and Ryan Anderson is about two weeks behind Davis on a timetable. In the meantime, Ajinca should be owned by somebody in your league. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:38 am
    • Cole goes hitless on 10 shot attempts
      Norris Cole missed all 10 of his field goal attempts on Friday, finishing with three points (3-of-4 FTs), two boards and four assists in 23 minutes.

      Advice: This could be his worst game for the rest of the season and he had been fairly hot coming in. Cole isn't a must-own player or even a strong add, but he could wiggle his way into a productive role before it's all said and done in New Orleans. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:35 am
    • Dragic goes for 20 and five in loss
      Goran Dragic scored 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in the Heat's loss to the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: Dragic has been a top-70 player so far in Miami and that's likely to rise as he gets comfortable and his role increases. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:33 am
       
      Injured
    • Williams scores 15 points with three assists
      Deron Williams started again at point guard on Friday as expected, scoring 15 points on 6-of-15 shooting (no threes) with five rebounds, three assists and three steals in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Williams outplayed Jarrett Jack (four points, 2-of-9 FGs, five assists, one steal, one block, 23 minutes) and that hasn't been the case for most of the season. The Nets want things to work out with Williams so they'll give him every chance to stay on track, but he'll have his work cut out for him staying ahead. Either way, he should be owned in all formats now that he avoided falling off the cliff, at least for now. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:09 am
    • Thad plays just 16 minutes on Friday
      Thaddeus Young played just 16 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring nine points on 4-of-7 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds and no other stats.

      Advice: Odd. Young had been trending upward nicely before tonight's setback, and it should be worth noting that Lionel Hollins has been yanking guys around this year. Owners shouldn't do anything crazy like drop him, but we'll certainly be tracking this. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:59 pm
    • Chris Paul scores 19 with 13 dimes
      Chris Paul scored 19 points against the Grizzlies on Friday with four rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, one turnover and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Grizzlies gave out flip-flops tonight and it wasn't a coincidence because their team/fans haven't been bashful about saying the Clippers flop a lot. As for Paul, his numbers in his last nine are amazing, averaging 20.0 points, 4.8 boards, 12.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.2 treys on 49.3 percent from the field. The Clippers are playing very well without Blake Griffin (elbow). Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:13 pm
    • Patrick Patterson stinks in a start
      Patrick Patterson started against the Warriors on Friday with four points, two rebounds and one turnover in 22 minutes.

      Advice: This starting lineup usually crushes when it's on the court, but that wasn't the case tonight. Patterson's numbers probably won't change with the starters, but he'll obviously be better than this. He's more of a 14- and 16-team guy right now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:16 pm
    • Patrick Patterson starting over Amir Johnson
      Patrick Patterson will start over Amir Johnson on Friday.

      Advice: It makes a lot of sense on offense to help space the floor for basically every other starter. Patterson's role shouldn't change too much and we're basically just going to see his minutes come next to different guys. Still, he has a nice upside and is worth a look in standard leagues in case he gets an extra 5-8 minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:12 pm
    • Kris Humphries (groin) out Friday vs. 76ers
      Kris Humphries (groin) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: With Humphries unavailable there will be more minutes for Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden, although that doesn't mean much in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:38 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Rajon Rondo goes through full practice Friday
      Rajon Rondo went through a full practice on Friday, and he will return to the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Rondo has really struggled with the move to Dallas. He's averaging just 9.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.9 turnovers on 40.8 percent shooting since joining the Mavs. He's no longer putting up elite assist totals, which was really his only source of value, and with poor percentages and limited contributions in the major statistical categories, Rondo can be viewed as a drop-candidate in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:57 am
    • Kris Humphries (groin) misses shootaround
      Kris Humphries (left groin) did not participate during Friday morning's shootaround.

      Advice: It's looking doubtful that Humphries will be able to suit up for Friday's matchup with the 76ers, so there will be more minutes to go around for guys like Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden. However, neither Seraphin nor Gooden can be considering a viable option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:16 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Mt. Bledsoe erupts against the Thunder
      Eric Bledsoe was a superstar against the Thunder on Thursday during a 117-113 overtime win, making 11-of-16 from the field for 28 points with 13 rebounds, nine assists, one steal, four blocks and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: That's good for an effective field goal percentage of 75.0. In what was a very uptempo game, Bledsoe seemed to be in total control, which has been the story for his game lately. In his last six games, Bledsoe averaged 20.7 points, 7.3 boards, 7.2 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.3 blocks and 1.3 treys on 50.6 percent from the field. People don't call him Mini-LeBron for no reason. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:48 pm
    • Andrew Bogut's struggles continue Thursday
      Andrew Bogut couldn't break out of his slump against the Cavaliers on Thursday, scoring just six points with five boards, two assists and two blocks in 21 minutes.

      Advice: He has averaged just four points per game over his last four, shooting just 37 percent from the floor over that span. Bogut is still worth holding onto for his upside in blocks and rebounding, but the Warriors will likely be very cautious with him down the stretch given his injury history. In fact, head coach Steve Kerr hinted that Bogut may be rested on Sunday vs. Boston or Monday vs. Brooklyn, so his owners should keep their head on a swivel for an update. If and when Bogut does sit out, expect Marreese Speights and David Lee to benefit the most. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:32 pm
    • Rest on the horizon for Andrew Bogut
      Steve Kerr said he will rest Andrew Bogut during the Warriors' upcoming stretch.

      Advice: Kerr did add that Bogut will play against Cleveland on Thursday, so it's likely we'll see him sit on Sunday (vs. Boston) or Monday (vs. Brooklyn). Marreese Speights stands to benefit from Bogut's upcoming rest, so daily gamers will want to keep an eye on this situation in order to maximize Speight's value. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:42 am
    • Rajon Rondo unlikely to return to Dallas
      Rajon Rondo is unlikely to return to the Mavericks after this season, according to Tim McMahon of ESPN Dallas.

      Advice: While Tyson Chandler expects Rondo's recent run-in with head coach Rick Carlisle to bring the team closer, McMahon thinks the altercation and ensuing one-game suspension will lead the free-agent-to-be to bolt Dallas after the season. A winning season could cure everything here, but Rondo has spoken about his desire to be wooed during the free agency period so this latest incident likely won't help the Mavericks' chances to retain the mercurial point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:12 am
    • Rajon Rondo will start vs Nets on Saturday
      Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said Rajon Rondo will start against the Nets on Saturday after serving a one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.

      Advice: An on-court verbal exchange and ensuing post-game shouting match in the locker room led to a one-game suspension for Rondo, but Carlisle is ready to move forward. "It’s one game, we’ll be off [Thursday]," Carlisle said. "He’ll practice Friday, and he’ll be back in the starting lineup on Saturday. The events of last night are in the past. And we’ve got to move forward." It sounds like it's safe for fantasy owners to plug Rondo back into their lineups for Saturday's game against the Nets, while J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will return to bench roles. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:12 am
    • Andre Miller interested in re-signing w/ SAC
      Andre Miller expressed interest in playing another NBA season and re-signing with the Kings.

      Advice: Miller turns 39 in March, but doesn't seem ready to retire just yet. With Darren Collison (hip) possibly out for the rest of the season and Ray McCallum struggling, Miller could be in line for more minutes in Sacramento this season. Miller's upside is limited and the Kings may end up deciding to give McCallum more time to learn, but the 39-year-old is worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:46 am
    • Tony Parker gets even worse Wednesday
      After being called out by his coach, Tony Parker hit rock bottom in Wednesday's loss to the Blazers, hitting 1-of-8 shots for two points, two rebounds, four assists, a steal and four turnovers.

      Advice: "If he’s not the Tony Parker of past years, we’re not going anywhere," Gregg Popovich said on Tuesday. Parker will eventually get it turned around, but he's been brutal recently, scoring a grand total of nine points in his last three games, while the Spurs have now dropped four straight. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:00 am
    • Andre Miller plays 26 minutes on Wednesday
      Andre Miller played 26 minutes off the bench and had four points, six rebounds and seven assists in the Kings win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

      Advice: Ray McCallum hasn't been getting it done and it sounds like Darren Collison's season might be over due to his hip injury, so Miller is next in line. However, given his age and the Kings being out of the playoffs, they might be better off just letting McCallum continue to learn how to be an NBA point guard. But it's time for deep-leaguers to put Ol' Man Miller on the radar. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:48 pm
    • Chris Paul drops a big line in a loss
      Chris Paul handed out 14 assists against the Rockets during a 110-105 loss on Wednesday, adding 22 points, three rebounds and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's up to 9.9 assists per game and is getting very close to catching John Wall's league-leading 10.1. Paul has put up some fantasy MVP-type numbers in his last eight, averaging 20.1 points, 4.9 boards, 12.0 boards, 1.5 assists and 1.3 treys on 49.2 percent from the field and 93.5 percent from the field. He and DeAndre Jordan are carrying the Clippers right now with a little Jamal Crawford, as well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:44 pm
    • Alexis Ajinca plays just 18 minutes in win
      Alexis Ajinca came off the bench and played just 18 minutes on Wednesday, but still had 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks on 4-of-6 shooting.

      Advice: The minutes don't make a lot of sense, but guys like Quincy Pondexter and Dante Cunningham played well in this one. Any time Anthony Davis is out, Ajinca still qualifies as an interesting sleeper pick. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:12 pm
    • Eric Gordon's slump continues Wednesday
      Eric Gordon hit just 2-of-11 shots (both 3-pointers) for eight points, six rebounds, four assists and a steal on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's really struggling with his shot right now, hitting just 19-of-61 shots over his last five games, good for just 31 percent. He's averaging 12.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 3.2 3-pointers over that stretch, so if his shot ever comes back, he could start putting up some really nice numbers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:02 pm
    • Omer Asik double-doubles in win
      Omer Asik had 12 points, 13 rebounds and a block in Wednesday's win over Brooklyn, the third straight for the short-handed Pelicans.

      Advice: They continue to try to track down OKC for the No. 8 seed in the West, but they got a serious uphill climb in actually making the playoffs. But as long as Anthony Davis is out, Asik should ball, and he's now double-doubled in two straight games, and just missed a third with 15 points and nine rebounds. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:59 pm
    • Thaddeus Young still coming off pine for Nets
      Thaddeus Young once again came off the bench for the Nets, but still managed 19 points, five rebounds and a 3-pointer on 8-of-12 shooting.

      Advice: Maybe the Nets will put him in the starting lineup at some point soon, but even if they don't, Young should continue to improve as he learns how to play with his new teammates. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:48 pm
    • Deron Williams quiet in Jarrett Jack's return
      Deron Williams started again on Wednesday and had 10 points and six assists in 34 minutes on 4-of-14 shooting.

      Advice: Jarrett Jack was back from his hamstring injury, but came off the bench and had 15 points in 28 minutes. It remains to be seen if Jack starts over Williams in the next one, but it would make more sense (at least to us) to leave Williams alone and start Jack at shooting guard. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:39 pm
    • Kevin Martin still hot, scores 28 in win
      Kevin Martin kept it rolling on Wednesday, hitting 10-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 28 points and two steals in an easy win over the Wizards.

      Advice: He's on fire and has scored 21 or more points in six straight games. If you stuck with him through the wrist debacle, he's paying off down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:15 pm
       
      Injured
    • Tyler Ennis plays 24 minutes
      Tyler Ennis played 24 minutes off the bench on Wednesday with nine points, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The minutes are a little misleading with garbage time being a factor here and Michael Carter-Williams also having a minutes cap. MCW should get around a 15-minute increase, which figures to come mostly from Ennis. He can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:57 pm
    • Al-Farouq Aminu disappears in loss to Hawks
      Al-Farouq Aminu played 27 minutes off the bench Wednesday, but hit just 1-of-7 shots for two points and five rebounds.

      Advice: He's had a couple nice games recently, but owners who have rolled the dice on him have also had to suffer through three duds. It all equals out to 7.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks on 35 percent shooting over his last five games, which just isn't very helpful. And if he can't get it done with Dirk Nowitzki struggling, and Rajon Rondo, Tyson Chandler and Amare Stoudemire in street clothes, the future doesn't look to promising for his consistency. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:57 pm
    • Richard Jefferson scores 10 in loss to Hawks
      Richard Jefferson hit 3-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, four rebounds and an assist in Wednesday's loss at Atlanta.

      Advice: RJ has barely hit double digits in three straight games and is currently starting for Chandler Parsons (ankle), but he's just not doing enough to help fantasy owners much. And with Parsons due back sooner than later, the clock is ticking on RJ being relevant. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:47 pm
    • Hassan Whiteside plays well in overtime win
      Hassan Whiteside had 15 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in Wednesday's overtime win.

      Advice: He was helped out a bit by the extra time, and while he hasn't exploded like a superstar lately, it's hard to complain about anything he's doing. Especially when he was free off the wire for a majority of his owners. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:28 pm
    • Kris Humphries out with strained hammy
      Wizards forward Kris Humphries left Wednesday's game with a strained left hamstring and won't return.

      Advice: He'll be day-to-day, at best, and this could open up some opportunities for Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:22 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Rondo, Carlisle had 2nd argument after game
      Rajon Rondo and coach Rick Carlisle had another "emotionally charged dispute in the locker room after the game," according to ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon.

      Advice: Rondo is not going to play tonight because of it and these arguments may hurt his playing time going forward, though Carlisle said Rondo will start Saturday's game as usual. The Mavericks are not much better with Rondo on the floor and they probably won't miss him tonight. In fact, his Mavs teammates made only 47.9 percent from the field off passes from Rondo. Before Rondo arrived, the Mavs were making 49.1 percent from the field off Monta Ellis passes. Rondo is not a must-own player in standard leagues. Meanwhile, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will step up. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:58 pm
    • Mavs suspend Rajon Rondo for one game
      Rajon Rondo has been suspended for Wednesday's game against the Hawks due to conduct detrimental to the team.

      Advice: He got into an argument with Rick Carlisle on Tuesday and his coach benched him after that. Rondo has been awful this season and it'll be interesting to see how the Mavericks put their lineups together. The former Celtic has actually been below average as defender and the Mavericks have also fallen as an offense since he's joined them, so this suspension might help them tonight. With Rondo out, it'll be J.J. Barea likely to start with Devin Harris also getting more run. Expect to see Monta Ellis have a bigger responsibility as well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:51 pm
    • Rajon Rondo benched after argument w/ coach
      Rajon Rondo had a heated verbal exchange with coach Rick Carlisle early in the third quarter on Tuesday, after which Rondo never re-entered the game.

      Advice: "Emotional game and we had a difference of opinion," Carlisle said afterward. "Once it was over, it was over." Rondo appeared to ignore Carlisle's play call during an offensive possession, which led to a frustrated timeout during which Rondo and his coach openly yelled at one another in the huddle, and the fact that he didn't return to the game suggests it wasn't immediately "over" as Carlisle suggested. Rondo finished with four points and four assists in 18 minutes and we expect him to resume his typical role as a starter vs. Atlanta on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:49 pm
    • Greivis Vasquez scores 14 pts on 5-of-6 FGs
      Greivis Vasquez made 5-of-6 shots including 3-of-3 triples to finish Tuesday's game with 14 points off the bench, his highest-scoring performance since Feb. 6.

      Advice: James Johnson (six points in 26 minutes) is locking down the starting SF job and Vasquez isn't an appealing fantasy option as long as Johnson, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are all healthy. Toronto's offense has flagged lately but their real liability has been defense -- Raptors' opponents are shooting 45.6 percent from the field this season, the worst mark of any playoff-bound team other than the Heat. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:43 pm
    • Patrick Patterson (knee) has 12 pts in return
      Patrick Patterson returned from a sore left knee to finish Tuesday's road loss in Dallas with 12 points, two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, one assist and one block.

      Advice: He shot 5-of-11 from the field in 28 minutes of action and the knee injury doesn't seem likely to limit him going forward. Pat-Pat's steady contributions in 3-pointers (1.5), rebounds (5.3), steals (1.5) and blocks (0.7) have been enough for mid-round value over the past few months, especially since he shoots well from both the field and the FT line. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:42 pm
    • Al-Farouq Aminu grabs 12 boards w/ two blocks
      Al-Farouq Aminu tied his season-high with 12 rebounds in 28 minutes vs. Toronto on Tuesday, adding one steal, two blocks, and nine points on 4-of-9 shooting.

      Advice: Aminu has always had intriguing per-minute stats and that's never been more obvious than this season with Dallas. On a per-36-minute basis he's posting 11.6 points, 1.0 threes, 8.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.9 blocks. Those are solid stats by any measure and he's worth deploying now that he's settled into a 25-minute role off Rick Carlisle's bench. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:37 pm
    • Andrew Bogut whisper-quiet in 20 minutes Tues
      Andrew Bogut played a small role vs. Washington, scoring two points with two rebounds and one assist in just 20 minutes of action.

      Advice: Bogut racked up three fouls during his limited time on the court and quickly gave way to Marreese Speights, who scored 16 points off the bench. Wizards' opponents average 40.8 rebounds per game this season, fourth-lowest in the NBA, but the Warriors scratched out a road win on Tuesday despite being out-rebounded by a margin of 29-45. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:29 pm
    • Popovich eager for Tony Parker to improve
      Head coach Gregg Popovich said that Tony Parker needs to break out of his funk if the Spurs have any hope to pursue another NBA title.

      Advice: "If he’s not the Tony Parker of past years," Popovich said, "we’re not going anywhere." Parker is averaging just 14.1 points per game this season, his fewest since his rookie year, but he denied that his previous hamstring issue was still causing him problems. Parker has scored a combined seven points over the last two games, and if he doesn't figure things out soon the Spurs could be in serious trouble. He's simply too talented to drop in most leagues, and his owners can only hope that he turns things around with fantasy playoffs right around the corner. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:41 pm
    • Patrick Patterson (knee) will play on Tuesday
      Patrick Patterson (left knee sprain) will play on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks.

      Advice: Patterson wasn't able to play on Monday against the Pelicans, but the fact that he is returning after just a one-game absence suggests that his injury is likely minor. With season averages of just 8.5 points, 5.5 boards and 1.4 3-pointers in 26.5 minutes per game, his value is limited to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:16 pm
    • CP3 goes for 30 & 10; key TO late seals loss
      Chris Paul was spectacular pretty much all night on Monday, scoring 30 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, two blocks and two threes, but a late turnover sealed the Clippers' 90-87 loss to the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Paul is gaining a reputation for mistakes in big moments and that's a bit unfair, but he's still in his prime and he can totally redeem himself by going huge in the playoffs. He has dropped off a bit in the overall rankings with just top 5-7 value on a per-game basis in 9- and 8-cat leagues, respectively, but counting games played he's a top 3-4 asset. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:47 pm
    • Bledsoe posts monster 21-7-10 line in loss
      Eric Bledsoe scored 21 points on 8-of-18 shooting (including two threes) with seven rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, one block and six turnovers in Monday's home loss to the Celtics.

      Advice: With Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas out and just Brandon Knight coming in, don't be surprised if Bledsoe posts first and second round value in 8- and 9-cat leagues, respectively. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:10 pm
    • Thaddeus Young scores an efficient 15
      Thaddeus Young scored 15 points on 6-of-11 from the field during a 110-82 win over the Nuggets on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He only played 12 minutes in his Brooklyn debut on Friday and doubled his playing time tonight. Young is logging most of his playing time at power forward, but he does have a handful of minutes at small forward, which helps his upside. Considering the Nets have gone with such small lineups, Thad could start soon. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:30 pm
    • Deron Williams looks good in another start
      Deron Williams was effective against the Nuggets on Monday with 16 points, five rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: Jarrett Jack missed his second consecutive game and it's led to consecutive double-doubles for Williams. It's been a while since he had one of those with his last double-double coming back on Dec. 16. Jack was ruled out this morning, so he's likely going to miss more time. Williams should be viewed as a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:25 pm
    • Asik double-doubles in win over the Raptors
      Omer Asik double-doubled in the Pelicans' 100-97 win over the Raptors on Monday, scoring 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting (6-of-10 FTs) with 11 rebounds and two blocks.

      Advice: Asik has a window to produce with Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson out, but his stat set is terrible for standard leagues due to a lack of defensive stats and poor free throw percentage. If everything is clicking he can be a late-round value in 8-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:19 pm
    • Ajinca scores 16 points with nine rebounds
      Alexis Ajinca scored 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Raptors.

      Advice: Ajinca has done surprisingly well when pressed into action for Anthony Davis or Ryan Anderson this season. And with the way those two guys are holding up these days, it's possible this current window of productivity gets extended throughout the year -- particularly if and when the Pelicans fall out of the playoff chase. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:12 pm
    • Norris Cole posts 15 points, six assists
      Norris Cole backed up a solid debut from Saturday with 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting, one rebound, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: The Pelicans might be desperate enough for offense that Cole steps into the void right away and produces. Consider him a flier pick for 12-14 team leagues at this time. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:10 pm
    • Ish Smith plays 24 minutes, scores seven
      Ish Smith made his 76ers debut on Monday, scoring seven points with three rebounds, seven assists, three steals and four turnovers in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He has already leapfrogged Tim Frazier and he logged some minutes next to Frazier and Canaan tonight. Smith could be looking at around 27 minutes per game with his new team, but he's only worth a look in deep leagues. Additionally, this is his eighth team in five seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:50 pm
    • Goran Dragic looks much better with 23 & 10
      Goran Dragic showed why the Heat traded for him on Monday with 23 points, two rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He only had one assist in his Heat debut on Saturday and was on the other end of the spectrum tonight. Dragic was highly involved in the offense and he should add plenty more double-doubles with his new team. He's one of the best point guards in the paint, which should complement the rest of the starters. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:15 pm
       
      Injured
    • Patrick Patterson out with knee sprain
      Patrick Patterson (left knee sprain) will not play against the Pelicans on Monday.

      Advice: He played his normal 24 minutes on Saturday, but didn't quite look like himself. Patterson should be considered questionable for Tuesday against the Mavs. Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas should get more minutes with Tyler Hansbrough playing a bit more. James Johnson should also get run at the four. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:41 pm
    • Patrick Patterson (knee) questionable Monday
      Patrick Patterson (sprained knee) is questionable to play on Monday against the Pelicans.

      Advice: If Patterson is forced to sit out, it would mean more minutes for the Johnson Bros* in Amir and James. Please note that these guys are not actually brothers, and that is just a nickname. Tyler Hansbrough could also see a small boost in minutes if Patterson is sidelined, but he's not worth fantasy consideration. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:33 am
    • Tyler Ennis says he's in much better now
      Tyler Ennis said that he's in a "much better spot now" that he's with the Bucks.

      Advice: "It didn't play out ideally for me," Ennis said. "But I think everything happens for a reason. I was able to learn from those guys and I think I'm in a much better spot now." After barely seeing the floor for the Suns, Ennis has played in each of his first two games with the Bucks, an opportunity created with Michael Carter-Williams (toe) sidelined. Jason Kidd praised Ennis, saying "he's a poised kid." Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:51 am
    • Spoelstra wants to make Dragic comfortable
      Erik Spoelstra said of his "biggest priorities" is to make Goran Dragic "feel comfortable as soon as we can."

      Advice: "It was tough. Sometimes you didn’t know where to go," Dragic said of his debut with his new teammates. Spoelstra also said that the Heat want to "play to his strengths" when talking about Dragic's acclimation, and it will be an adjustment process for all involved. Even Dwyane Wade admitted it will take some time to play with another guy who can create off the dribble, and it sounds like the Heat will be tinkering with their new look for at least the next several contests. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 7:12 am
       
      Injured
    • Richard Jefferson double-doubles in start
      Richard Jefferson started in place of Chandler Parsons (ankle) on Sunday night against the Hornets and did not disappoint with 10 points, 10 boards, four assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: Jefferson turned back the clock tonight and even posterized Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with a vicious dunk, though it was called back as an offensive foul (follow the link below to watch it). Regardless, Jefferson showed that he still has some gas left in the tank, and with Parsons expected to miss at least the next two games, owners in deeper leagues should give him a look. In four previous starts this season, Jefferson averaged 12.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 3-pointers in 28.3 minutes per game, so hopefully he keeps it rolling against the Raptors on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 7:07 pm
    • Richard Jefferson will start vs. Charlotte
      Richard Jefferson will start in place of Chandler Parsons (ankle) for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: While it's Jefferson who gets the nod with the first unit, Al-Farouq Aminu will likely be the primary beneficiary in Parson's absence and is worth a look in deeper leagues with Parsons out for the next three games. In four previous starts this season, Jefferson averaged 12.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 3-pointers in 28.3 minutes per game, so give him a look if those numbers appeal to you. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 4:22 pm
    • Greg Monroe double-doubles in win over WAS
      Greg Monroe double-doubled during Sunday's win over the Wizards, putting up 15 points (6-of-16 from the field, 3-of-6 from the stripe), with 15 rebounds, three steals, two assists and two turnovers over 37 minutes of action.

      Advice: While the efficiency was an issue tonight, that's not a regular occurrence for Monroe. He's averaging 16.1 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals on 51.7 percent shooting through the month of February, and he'll look to have a strong second-half to the season as Detroit fights for the final playoff spot in the East. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:55 pm
    • Kris Humphries scores 11 points in 18 minutes
      Kris Humphries led all Wizards' reserves with 11 points and seven boards in Sunday's road loss, making 5-of-6 shots with one assist and one steal in 18 minutes of action.

      Advice: Humphries is a nightly double-double threat but his low playing time and lack of defensive stats have kept him out of the conversation in standard leagues. Humphries' rebound rate of 18.1 percent easily leads the Wizards, and he's a big reason why Washington ranks fourth for rebound differential at +3.4 per game. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:37 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • 76ers claim guard Ish Smith off waivers
      The 76ers claimed guard Ish Smith on Sunday and have waived forward Malcolm Thomas.

      Advice: Smith was recently waived by the Pelicans after they acquired Norris Cole in a trade, but he has a decent shot at minutes in Philadelphia so owners in deeper leagues can put him on their radar. Isaiah Canaan will get every opportunity to succeed as the starting PG in Philly for now, so Smith still has a lot of work to do before we can recommend an add. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 2:42 pm
    • Greivis Vasquez struggles with Lou out
      Greivis Vasquez played 22 minutes off the bench with six points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He was roasted on defense and this bad game is going to sting. Vasquez played almost all of his minutes at point guard and that might continue with Lou Williams (ankle) out. He's only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 9:30 pm
    • Omer Asik just misses a double-double
      Omer Asik scored 15 points against the Heat on Saturday during a 105-91 win with nine rebounds, two assists and one steal.

      Advice: It was one of his best games in a while. Even with the Pelicans missing Ryan Anderson (knee) and Anthony Davis (shoulder) before, Asik hasn't put up scoring numbers like this one. He is worth a look in standard leagues now, but the upside isn't too high. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 8:00 pm
    • Eric Gordon scores 24 points in easy win
      Eric Gordon was fantastic against the Heat on Saturday with 24 points, four rebounds, six assists, one steal and six 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: This was a huge game from Gordon and the team is really, really going to need him to produce on offense. EJ (Eric Jr.) is launching a ton of treys right now and he's been a top-50 player in the past month. His injury history is behind him for now, so he's a must-start player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:54 pm
    • Alexis Ajinca doesn't play much
      Alexis Ajinca played only 11 minutes even with the injuries to the frontcourt on Saturday, scoring eight points with three rebounds.

      Advice: The Heat went small, so coach Monty Williams may have gone with smaller guys here. Ajinca's per-minute numbers are pretty good and he does have decent numbers in his two starts at power forward, averaging 11.0 points, 5.5 boards and 1.0 blocks. If you need a big man in a deeper league, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:43 pm
    • Norris Cole plays a surprising 30 minutes
      Norris Cole played a surprising 30 minutes against the Heat on Saturday with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Admittedly, we didn't see this coming, but the Pelicans just need bodies right now. Considering Tyreke Evans plays three positions, we might see Cole log minutes in the upper 20s at the point next to 'Reke while their power forwards are on the shelf. Cole doesn't have a high ceiling, so he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:40 pm
    • Hassan Whiteside drops 11 points, 16 boards
      Hassan Whiteside bounced back on Saturday against the Pelicans with 11 points, 16 boards and five blocks.

      Advice: There was obviously nothing to worry about with his quiet game on Friday. Whiteside continues to be one of the best defensive rebounders in NBA and he's also become more involved on the offensive end, especially with Chris Bosh out for the season. His owners shouldn't be looking to sell high unless it's for elite value. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:31 pm
    • Norris Cole available to play on Saturday
      Norris Cole will play against the Heat on Saturday.

      Advice: In his first game away from the Heat, he gets to play against them. The Pelicans have been using Jimmer Fredette as a backup point guard, but coach Monty Williams has become even more confident in Tyreke Evans at the one. There won't be many minutes for Cole tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 3:11 pm
    • D-Will gets on the board with 12 and 15 night
      Deron Williams started for Jarrett Jack (hamstring) on Friday against the Lakers, scoring 12 points on 6-of-14 shooting (no threes) with four rebounds, 15 assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: Nice. And it's about time. Surely the All Star break helped him get his legs back and some time off probably didn't hurt the noggin, either. We're nowhere near declaring that he's back in the vicinity of his early season production, especially after beating up on L.A., but this outing makes him an interesting gambler's target via trade. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:42 am
    • Thad Young plays well in 12 minutes
      Thaddeus Young made his Nets debut on Friday, scoring eight points on 4-of-8 shooting with four rebounds and one steal in just 12 minutes.

      Advice: Not bad for the first night and he should have a similar opportunity in Brooklyn that he had in Minnesota, though Young was playing a bit over his head for the last month and will likely settle in as a mid-round value. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:35 am
    • Miller posts 8-4-4 line in Kings debut
      Andre Miller made his Kings debut on Friday, scoring eight points on 3-of-5 shooting with four rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes.

      Advice: It's sort of sad and cool at the same time, but Miller is probably the Kings' fifth or sixth best player right off the bat. He knows George Karl's system front and back and will be trusted in crunch time, but he's still not going to have any real fantasy value in standard formats -- with or without Darren Collison in the fold. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:17 am
    • Tony Parker stinks like Pepe Le Pew
      Tony Parker missed all four shots from the field in 21 minutes against the Warriors on Friday, scoring two points at the line with one rebound, six assists, two steals and two turnovers.

      Advice: His numbers actually aren't bad on the second half of back-to-back sets this season, averaging 14.1 points, 1.9 boards, 4.8 assists and 0.6 treys. Parker's minutes were down partially because of the score, so he probably will be closer to 30 most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:13 am
    • Hood (foot) gets back on the floor on Friday
      Rodney Hood (foot) got back on the floor on Friday, logging 10 minutes with six points and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: In context this is a solid return for him but there's not a lot of upside given his deficient stat-set for standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:33 am
    • Tyler Ennis plays 18 minutes in Bucks debut
      Tyler Ennis played 18 minutes in his Bucks debut on Friday with four points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and three turnovers.

      Advice: He had a career high for minutes and picked up his first steal of his career. We're not sure why the Bucks added two Syracuse guards with shooting issues, but to each their own. Ennis can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:28 am
    • Aminu sets season-highs with 17 and 12
      Al-Farouq Aminu set season-highs in scoring (17) and rebounding (12) on Friday, and also added a block and 3-pointer in 30 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Aminu has been a top 50-60 asset over the last 15 games and that was good enough to be owned across the board before Chandler Parsons' ankle injury. Parsons will have an MRI on Saturday and it's not necessarily serious, but any time off would only boost Aminu's already rising stock. The concerns over Aminu's checkered past in fantasy leagues are fizzling with every solid night. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:07 am
    • Humphries (back) plays 18 minutes on Friday
      Kris Humphries (back) played 18 minutes on Friday, scoring seven points on 3-of-5 shooting with six rebounds and two assists.

      Advice: Humphries needs some help to maintain value in most standard leagues, and right now Nene (18 points, 25 minutes) is both upright and productive. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 11:23 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Hassan Whiteside plays 20 minutes
      Hassan Whiteside played just 20 minutes against the Knicks on Friday with 12 points, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

      Advice: It was the darkest day in the history of Hassanity because Andrea Bargnani dunked on him today. Whiteside doesn't play power forward, so outside of maybe getting more shots on offense, he isn't really affected from the Thursday news. He'll be better than this, but we can all probably agree he's not going to the Hall of Fame just yet. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 11:16 pm
    • Kev-Mart scores 28 points in win vs. PHO
      Kevin Martin scored 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting (1-of-6 3PTs, 7-of-9 FTs) with six rebounds, two assists and one steal in Friday's win over the Suns.

      Advice: Martin doesn't look like he's going to get bought out and he's at peak production levels right now. If your league's trade deadline hasn't passed, you're running out of time to sell high. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Bledsoe posts mild line against the Wolves
      Eric Bledsoe scored 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting (no threes) with seven rebounds and six assists in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Bledsoe's stock improved with Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas heading out, but with Brandon Knight and Marcus Thornton heading in there's only so much he can gain in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:35 pm
    • Carroll posts combined six steals/blocks
      DeMarre Carroll scored four points on 2-of-4 shooting with five rebounds, two assists, three steals and three blocks in the Hawks' 105-80 home loss to the Raptors on Friday.

      Advice: Strangely, this might have been the best standard league line of the night for the Hawks, who didn't see a starter play more than 29 minutes. Paul Millsap went for 11 and nine with a steal and block, Al Horford scored seven points with 12 boards, four assists, a steal and a three, and Kyle Korver hit 3-of-13 shots for 11 points, four rebounds, one block and two threes in the loss. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:14 pm
    • Patterson has nice peripherals on Friday
      Patrick Patterson scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 22 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Patterson isn't flashy but he's doing just fine in fantasy leagues this season, returning top 50-75 value overall (9/8 cat) despite playing just 26.5 mpg. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:58 pm
    • Ajinca back to irrelevant with Davis back
      Alexis Ajinca managed just two points on 1-of-3 shooting with one rebound, one assist and one block in 10 minutes on Friday.

      Advice: Ajinca is back to irrelevant with the Pelicans frontcourt healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:01 pm
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