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    • Johnny O'Bryant getting the start vs. Kings
      Johnny O'Bryant will start at power forward against the Kings.

      Advice: He made his NBA debut on Wednesday and he already making his first start. The Bucks are completely gutted up front and have nobody behind O'Bryant and Zaza Pachulia, so he could get big minutes. Of course, he's only worth a look in very deep leagues. O'Bryant joins Brandon Knight, O.J. Mayo, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Pachulia in the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:01 pm
    • Nicolas Batum (knee, wrist) questionable Fri
      Nicolas Batum (left knee contusion, right wrist) is questionable to play against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: This probably has to do with his bad fall from the incident with Larry Sanders on Wednesday. Batum did not miss time, but he does have a history with wrist and knee ailments. If he misses time, C.J. McCollum, Dorell Wright and Will Barton will likely pick up some minutes -- none are great fantasy plays. Batum owners will want to check back on Friday morning. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:22 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jordan Clarkson sent down for D-League stint
      Jordan Clarkson has been sent down for another D-League stint.

      Advice: He's averaging just 4.5 points on 38.6 percent shooting from the field, so he's not worth owning in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:22 pm
    • Patrick Beverley dealing with a sore calf
      Patrick Beverley is dealing with a sore calf, but he will still suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Beverley hasn't dealt with any calf issues in the past, and he was able to play 46 minutes during his last outing putting up 12 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and three steals, so we're going to say he's fine. Deploy him as you usually would. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:20 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play on Thursday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: The Bulls should not need him tonight. Gibson suffered a new injury to his ankle this week, so this is not soreness. Gibson did go through warmups and he's usually pretty tough, so he should be considered a littler closer to probable for Friday. Nikola Mirotic will pick up some extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:19 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play on Thursday
      Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Rockets on Thursday.

      Advice: The Pelicans cannot stay healthy these days and they are already extremely thin on the wing. It'll likely be Austin Rivers stepping up from the bench and he should see a ton of minutes. Still, he's arguably one of the worst offensive players in the NBA, so fantasy owners shouldn't have high hopes. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:12 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) a game-time decision Thurs
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will warm up and see how he feels before deciding his status for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: If Gibson is unable to play, Nikola Mirotic will soak up his minutes, although he's been struggling lately so he's a risky option in daily leagues. Joakim Noah will get all the minutes he can handle if Gibson can't go. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:29 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Derrick Rose (illness) will not play on Thurs
      Derrick Rose (illness) will not play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: He was questionable for the game due to an illness and this will snap his 11-game streak of playing in games -- his longest since his ACL tear. Rose should be considered questionable for Friday against the Grizzlies. Meanwhile, Aaron Brooks is an interesting option as a plug-and-play guy. Kirk Hinrich will likely start. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:19 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Dwight Powell sent to Dallas in Rondo deal
      The Celtics will send Dwight Powell to Dallas as a part of the Rajon Rondo deal.

      Advice: Powell didn't do much with the Celtics aside from various D-League assignments, however, the Mavs now have a relatively thin frontcourt with the departure of Jae Crowder and Brandan Wright, so it's possible he steps into the rotation at some point. Still, owners in almost all leagues can avoid him. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:19 pm
    • Omri Casspi (knee) out Thursday vs. the Bucks
      Omri Casspi (knee) will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: Ben McLemore and Derrick Williams will see some extended minutes with Casspi sidelined, with McLemore offering the most upside. The Kings don't play again until Sunday, so we'll be considering Casspi questionable for that one, although his status shouldn't matter to owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:25 pm
    • Jordan Hill (illness) probable for Friday
      Jordan Hill (upper respiratory infection) did not practice on Thursday, but he is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. OKC.

      Advice: This is Hill's second consecutive missed practice, but he doesn't appear to be in jeopardy of missing Friday's game. Still, owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Friday's tip, and if he's unable to go, Robert Sacre, Ed Davis, and Carlos Boozer will help fill the void. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:24 pm
       
      Injured
    • Danny Green (foot) expected to play Friday
      Danny Green (foot) was spotted limping to the Spurs' locker room after Wednesday's triple-overtime loss, but he's still expected to play Friday vs. Portland.

      Advice: "I'm not considered one of the older guys here, so I have to play," said Green. After a very up-and-down season last year, he's hitting career-highs in all categories this season, and he's entered elite territory. Check back for an official update on his status closer to Friday's tip, but consider him probable. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:15 pm
    • Tyreke Evans questionable for Thursday
      Tyreke Evans (right knee contusion) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Rockets.

      Advice: Evans is averaging 23.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 1.0 treys over his last five games, so his fantasy owners will have to keep their fingers crossed that he'll be able to play Thursday night. If Evans sits, Austin Rivers and Luke Babbitt would see increased playing time, though neither are a very attractive plug-and-play option. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:50 am
    • Derrick Rose questionable for Thursday night
      Derrick Rose (illness) is questionable for Thursday night's game against the Knicks.

      Advice: Besides the fact that Rose has played in 11 consecutive games, the silver lining here is that his questionable status has nothing to do with his knees. We'll update his status as soon as we know more, but Rose looks to be headed towards a game-time decision for Thursday's game. If Rose sits against the Knicks, Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks would become viable plug-and-play options while Jimmy Butler would also see an uptick in his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:35 am
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Goran Dragic missing second half stamina
      After missing two games with a lower back strain, Goran Dragic said his stamina wasn't there during the second half of Wednesday's win over the Hornets.

      Advice: Dragic only scored four points in the second half of the win after pouring in 16 in the first half, but it was a good sign for fantasy owners to see him back on the court nevertheless. With his back issues seemingly behind him, the 28-year-old will be able to put full games together and should provide his fantasy owners with top-50 value for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:37 am
    • Danny Green seen limping after Spurs loss
      Danny Green (foot) was seen limping in the Spurs' locker room after Wednesday's triple-overtime loss to the Spurs.

      Advice: Green took a hard foul towards the end of the first overtime, but the injury doesn't seem serious as he hasn't popped up on the injury report yet. We'll keep an eye on this one and Marco Belinelli, Manu Ginobili, and Kyle Anderson would see an uptick in fantasy value if Green misses any time. Green scored a season-high 25 points in Wednesday's loss and is worth an add in standard fantasy leagues due to his recent strong play. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:26 am
    • Patrick Beverley plays 46 minutes
      Patrick Beverley played 46 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday with 12 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals.

      Advice: There are some rumors of the Rockets going after Rajon Rondo, but it's fair to argue Beverley is a better fit. He's a better defender, a better shooter and doesn't need to dominate the ball -- James Harden is all they need. Beverley is worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:34 am
    • Ty Lawson dropping dimes with poor shooting
      Ty Lawson handed out 16 assists with 12 points, one steal and four turnovers in 47 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was Patrick Beverley'd tonight. Lawson's dimes are surging with at least nine in every game since Nov. 13. He isn't shooting the ball well, but his 1.5 steals per game have helped him hold some value. He should come around as a scorer and just needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:23 am
    • Danilo Gallinari has a great game vs. HOU
      Danilo Gallinari returned from a three-game absence on Wednesday during a loss to the Rockets, playing 26 minutes with 16 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: It was one of his best showings of the season and he shot the ball with a lot of confidence. Gallinari's knee has flared up on him multiple times and he was only playing 13.8 minutes per game in his four games before the rest, so fantasy owners in standard leagues shouldn't consider him "back" yet. Plus, he's not looking to shoot nearly as much as he has in his career. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:00 am
    • O.J. Mayo returned to action on Wednesday December 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:57 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant returned to action on Wednesday December 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:57 pm
    • Canaan makes his return to the lineup
      Isaiah Canaan returned to action on Wednesday and played seven minutes and did not score.

      Advice: He's only going to be used to spell Patrick Beverley. Canaan is not going to be worth owning in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:57 pm
    • DeAndre Jordan goes for 15-23-2 in win
      DeAndre Jordan abused Roy Hibbert for 15 points, 23 rebounds and two blocks on 4-of-8 shooting on Wednesday.

      Advice: He hit just 7-of-15 shooting, but you don't care about his free throw percentage if you own him, as his struggles from the line are not a surprise, nor is he going to improve from there any time soon. DJ's line will be overshadowed by what Andre Drummond did tonight (19 points, 24 rebounds, four steals, three blocks), but Jordan's line was certainly noteworthy. Make a note to play opposing centers against Hibbert and the Pacers going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:52 pm
    • Blake Griffin torches Pacers for 31 & 16
      Blake Griffin hit 11-of-27 shots for 31 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and a steal in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: His field goal percentage wasn't good, but he did hit 9-of-13 free throws and had a big line. His free throw shooting has greatly improved, and his fantasy value as followed as a result. Congratulations if you drafted him this year. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:48 pm
    • Nicolas Batum is fine after a bad fall
      Nicolas Batum had a bad fall against the Bucks on Wednesday, finishing with eight points, six rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Larry Sanders committed a dirty foul on Batum and he was down for a couple minutes, but he did not miss time at all in tonight's game. Batum does play some stretch four, so that might actually help him get more shots while the Blazers adapt to not having Robin Lopez. He's still a nice buy-low player. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:39 pm
       
      Injured
    • C.J. Watson goes for 12 & 4 in start
      C.J. Watson had 12 points, four assists and five turnovers on 3-of-9 shooting in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: CJW is likely going to continue to start until George Hill is ready to play again, so he's worth holding until we see Hill back on the floor after his knee injury. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:36 pm
       
      Injured
    • Roy Hibbert awful in loss to Clippers
      Roy Hibbert was overmatched by DeAndre Jordan on Wednesday and lasted just 16 minutes before leaving with seven points, three rebounds, one assist, zero steals and zero blocks on 3-of-10 shooting.

      Advice: He had four fouls and could do nothing to slow Jordan down, as he racked up 15 points, 23 rebounds and two blocks in the win. Hibbert played well early in the season, but looks lost again. He'll eventually get it turned around, but you might have to bench him until he figures things out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:32 pm
    • Jerryd Bayless scores 10 in 22 minutes
      Jerryd Bayless scored 10 points with two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 22 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: He played his first two seasons in Portland, but didn't get his revenge. Bayless is likely to see a slight increase in playing time, but he's not taking many threes and is posting a low usage, so it's hard to be too excited about grabbing him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:14 pm
    • O.J. Mayo plays 36 minutes on Wednesday
      O.J. Mayo made 4-of-12 from the field for 12 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals, five fouls and three turnovers in 36 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's the first time he's played 36 minutes in a non-overtime game in the past year and the Bucks losing Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) just before halftime probably had something to do with it. Mayo played 16 minutes in the first half, so the plan was probably to give him around 32 minutes. Conditioning hasn't been an issue for him and he's seen some minutes at small forward this season, so owners in standard leagues can keep him in mind. He's still not playing well enough to grab, though. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:07 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant makes his debut
      Johnny O'Bryant played five minutes in his NBA debut with two points on Wednesday.

      Advice: The good news is he's made 100 percent from the field, but the bad news is he has 9.6 fouls per 48 minutes. O'Bryant has no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:54 pm
    • Amir Johnson nearly double-doubles in win
      Amir Johnson played 31 minutes and had 13 points, nine rebounds and a block on 5-of-8 shooting on Wednesday.

      Advice: He hit just 3-of-6 free throws, but this was a much better line than we've seen from him lately. He's usually outplayed by Patrick Patterson, but that wasn't the case tonight. Pat-Pat had 13 points and three 3-pointers, but just two rebounds, and it's possible that Johnson could finally be ready to start playing. Keep a close eye on this timeshare in the next one. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:44 pm
    • Marc Gasol hits buzzer-beater, scores 26
      Marc Gasol hit a 3-pointer off the glass at the buzzer to send Wednesday's game to overtime, finishing with 26 points, nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 46 minutes.

      Advice: The Grizzlies pulled out a huge 117-116 win in triple overtime and are suddenly the hottest team in the NBA after back-to-back wins against the Warriors and the defending champs. As for Gasol, his knee injury is behind him as he makes a case for MVP. He's flirting with first-round value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:38 pm
    • Mario Chalmers struggles in 32 minutes
      Mario Chalmers came off the bench for 11 points, one rebound, zero assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 3-of-13 shooting in 32 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Chalmers has been quiet since the return of Dwyane Wade, but Norris Cole played just 17 minutes tonight and had one point and zero assists. If Chalmers can reclaim the starting job from Cole, which could be coming, he'll be a must-own player going forward. Just hang onto him for now, if you own him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:12 pm
    • Tiago Splitter returns off the bench
      Tiago Splitter returned to action on Wednesday with four points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He probably has a minutes cap because of all the problems he's dealt with in his lower leg. Splitter has played well in his small amount of playing time, but he's still not going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:03 pm
    • Danny Green goes bonkers in triple-OT loss
      Danny Green had one of the most unique stat lines in NBA history on Wednesday during a triple-overtime loss to Memphis, scoring a season-high 25 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, five blocks and seven 3-pointers in 52 minutes.

      Advice: He became the first player in NBA history to make seven triples and block five shots in a game. Unlike last year, Green is seeing consistent minutes and it's led to him flirting with first-round value on the season. He's not going to be this great, but he's absolutely going to smash his ADP. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:36 pm
    • Goran Dragic scores 20 points in return
      Goran Dragic looked terrific in his return against the Hornets on Wednesday, scoring 20 points with three rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He missed the previous two games due to a strained back and was his aggressive self tonight. Dragic was really turning it on while Isaiah Thomas was out earlier this month and that might be due to his mentality and not because of the personnel. He should be able to flirt with top-50 value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:00 pm
    • C.J. Watson will start against the Clippers
      C.J. Watson (illness) will start against the Clippers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He missed shootaround due to an illness, but it sounds like he's good to go based on the starting distinction. Watson has been inconsistent on the season, averaging 11.2 points, 4.4 assists and 1.2 triples in 25.0 minutes. He's worth owning in deeper leagues until George Hill (knee) is back. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:05 pm
       
      Injured
    • Isaiah Canaan is expected to play vs. DEN
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is expected to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

      Advice: He should get some playing time with Jason Terry (personal) out tonight. Canaan is still not going to get major minutes while Pat Beverley is around, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:05 pm
    • Goran Dragic (back) will start Wednesday
      Goran Dragic (back) will start on Wednesday vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: After missing the previous two games, Dragic is back and his owners can safely activate him in their lineups. He has a favorable matchup against the Hornets, and should be in for a nice night if his back doesn't flare up on him. Gerald Green will shift back to the bench on Wednesday, while Isaiah Thomas' value takes a slight hit with this news. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:19 pm
    • Omri Casspi still not taking on contact
      Omri Casspi (knee) did not go through the contact portions of practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: It sounds like he's out for Thursday against the Bucks. The Kings will likely use a little more Ben McLemore and Derrick Williams to help out Rudy Gay. Casspi is only worth owning in deep leagues, but could emerge should Gay have Achilles problems. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:35 pm
    • Jordan Hill (illness) misses practice on Wed
      Jordan Hill (illness) did not practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Lakers are off until Friday, so Hill should be ready to go. He's been able to stay healthy this season despite the massive increase to 30.1 minutes per game. If for some reason he's not ready to play, the Lakers will have to come up with a patchwork group of Robert Sacre, Ed Davis and Carlos Boozer to help out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:32 pm
       
      Injured
    • C.J. Watson (illness) is questionable vs. LAC
      C.J. Watson was not at shootaround and is questionable to face the Clippers on Wednesday due to a sinus infection.

      Advice: He has been playing around 30 minutes per night before taking garbage time into account, so the Pacers would have a big hole to fill. Donald Sloan would pick up some extra playing time while Rodney Stuckey's minutes would be extremely safe. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:19 pm
       
      Injured
    • Taj Gibson listed as questionable for Thurs.
      Taj Gibson (right ankle) is listed as questionable to play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: It's apparently a new injury for Taj, so he could wind up missing this game. Gibson was very active on the glass in the past few games without Joakim Noah, but he'll move to the bench on Thursday. He is still worth owning in standard leagues. If he's out, Nikola Mirotic will have an uptick in value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:02 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Tiago Splitter (calf) will play on Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will play on Wednesday vs. Memphis.

      Advice: The team made it clear that he was simply rested on Monday, and he did not aggravate his calf injury. That is great news for the Spurs, as they could really use Splitter's size against Marc Gasol Wednesday. However, Splitter is still being eased back into the rotation and can be ignored in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:45 am
    • Goran Dragic (back) probable for Wednesday
      Goran Dragic (back) is probable for Wednesday's game after going through shootaround.

      Advice: He has missed the last two games after his back flared up on him during Friday's game vs. the Pistons, but he appeared to turn the corner and should be good to go Wednesday. Dragic has a favorable matchup against the reeling Hornets, and owners will want to get him active in their lineups. Gerald Green will likely shift back to the bench Wednesday and Isaiah Thomas will also see a decrease in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:22 am
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) will play Wednesday
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) will play on Wednesday vs. Houston.

      Advice: The Italian has been a ghost of the player he used to be this season, and has really struggled with his knee. Wilson Chandler is locked in as the starting small forward for the Nuggets, and unless he is traded there is not a lot of playing time available. Until Gallinari strings together a few good games and stays active, he won't be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:54 am
    • Mario Chalmers plays well off bench Tuesday
      Mario Chalmers played well in Tuesday's win against the Nets, scoring 10 points to go with seven boards, five assists and four steals in 31 minutes.

      Advice: Chalmers is tough to own when Dwyane Wade is active, but tonight was an exception. Mario was excellent on both ends of the floor and the four steals illustrates why he is so valuable in fantasy. He also shot 6-of-6 from the free throw line on the night, despite turning the ball over three times. He should be owned in all leagues, and will become a must-start player if Norris Cole goes down with an injury. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:01 pm
    • Marc Gasol stays hot as Grizzlies stop GSW
      Marc Gasol hit 11-of-21 shots for 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a block in Tuesday's impressive 105-98 win over the streaking Warriors.

      Advice: Gasol is a legit MVP candidate this season for the 20-4 Grizzlies, and is averaging 19.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.1 steals, 1.7 blocks, and is shooting 50 percent from the floor and 84 percent from the line. He might have had a tougher time tonight had Andrew Bogut been playing (and at 100 percent), but the Grizzlies caught a small break by not having to face GSW's defensive anchor. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:40 pm
    • Tyreke Evans scores 19 with six assists
      Tyreke Evans scored 19 points in Tuesday's win over the Jazz, adding six assists, and four boards in 33 minutes.

      Advice: After two games in a row in which he scored 31 or more points, Evans fell back down to earth in Tuesday's game. While he did fail to hit a 3-pointer or record a block or a steal, Evans has been a revelation this season and owners really don't have anything to complain about. Keep him active in all lineups, but expect a slight dip in production now that Anthony Davis is back. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:56 pm
    • Omri Casspi (knee) officially out for Tuesday
      Omri Casspi (knee) is officially listed as out for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder.

      Advice: This will be the fifth straight game that he will miss and there is no clear indication on when he will return to action. Casspi isn't a big part of the rotation and shouldn't be owned in most leagues. Derrick Williams will pick up some extra minutes Tuesday, but is only an option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:36 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) will play Wednesday
      Updating a previous report, Danilo Gallinari (knee) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game vs. Houston.

      Advice: Gallinari is having a very disappointing season with averages of 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.0 three-pointer per game. He can remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:26 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) returns to practice
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) returned to practice on Tuesday.

      Advice: He may be able to suit up for Wednesday's game vs. Houston, but has been far too inconsistent this season to warrant an add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:35 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan (ankle) questionable for Wed.
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

      Advice: With Patrick Beverley back and starting, Canaan won't see enough minutes to consistently offer much, if any, fantasy value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:34 am
    • Blake Griffin posts 18-7-7 line in blowout
      Blake Griffin scored 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block in Monday's blowout win over the Pistons.

      Advice: Griffin has rehabilitated his season-long value into the top 50-60 range and he's been a solid top-30 play over the last two weeks. It wouldn't be surprising if he continues along that trajectory. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:00 am
    • Jerryd Bayless plays 26 minutes vs. Suns
      Jerryd Bayless had a nice game in his hometown vs. the Suns on Monday, scoring 11 points with four rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in a 96-94 win.

      Advice: He's played in at least 20 minutes with at least nine points in each of his last five, averaging 10.8 points, 3.4 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.8 triples. He should get a few minutes of extra playing time as the Bucks shift their wings up to the three and four spots. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:59 pm
    • Watson scores 12 points with four assists
      C.J. Watson scored 12 points on 3-of-3 shooting (6-of-7 FTs) with zero rebounds, four assists and two steals over 23 minutes in Monday's blowout win.

      Advice: Watson's line wouldn't have had as many holes if he played the full amount, but looking forward George Hill's eventual return will steal away his upside. Tonight's minutes will probably look pretty familiar when that happens though, so he could retain low-end value in 12-16 team leagues at that point. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:26 pm
       
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose struggles with his shot
      Derrick Rose made 6-of-17 from the field for 14 points with five rebounds, eight assists, one block and six turnovers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Coach Tom Thibodeau wanted Rose to be aggressive, but he had six mid-range attempts tonight and was careless with the ball. Poor game aside, it's nice to see Rose on the court for 11 consecutive games, so his fantasy owners should have some confidence in him on a nightly basis. Rose hasn't been in the top 150 for standard leagues per-game fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:31 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Taj Gibson turns in a nice game in loss
      Taj Gibson made 7-of-11 from the field for 15 points against the Hawks on Monday with 17 boards, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: He was very busy in the low post on both ends for the Bulls. Gibson is likely looking at another start with Joakim Noah (ankle) still on the mend. In his previous eight starts, he averaged 14.5 points, 7.6 boards, 1.6 blocks and 0.6 steals in 35.3 minutes. He's a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:22 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Mayo leaves game with hamstring injury
      O.J. Mayo left Monday's game with a hamstring injury and returned to start the second half.

      Advice: Now that Jabari Parker has gone down to a serious looking knee injury, his outlook has actually improved tonight. We'll be monitoring this game closely and for what it's worth Mayo has nine points, four rebounds, four turnovers and one three in 20 minutes mid-way through the third quarter. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:39 pm
    • Casspi doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. OKC
      Omri Casspi (knee) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Thunder.

      Advice: Derrick Williams will pick up more minutes from Casspi's absence and figures to benefit from the Kings' odd infatuation with uptempo offense, though we're skeptical about what that actually entails. Just keep an eye on Williams and Casspi hasn't been the greatest fantasy option, but he could theoretically benefit from an increase in pace. Heck, maybe one of them will be the cherry picker and revolutionize fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:29 pm
    • Goran Dragic will not play on Monday
      Goran Dragic (back) will not play against the Bucks on Monday.

      Advice: His back flared up on him on Friday and he missed Sunday, so he could miss additional time. Although, it's somewhat encouraging that the Suns ruled him out just a little over an hour before the game started. With Dragic out, expect to see more of Eric Bledsoe handling the offense. Gerald Green and Isaiah Thomas also get upticks. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:22 pm
    • Tiago Splitter out on Monday night
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will not play against the Blazers on Monday.

      Advice: The team is calling it "right calf rehabilitation,"so it's not an aggravation. Splitter needed about six weeks to get over his calf strain from the first week of the season and the Spurs are going to take it easy on him. While he's out, expect Aron Baynes to get some extra work. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:43 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan (ankle) could be back Wed.
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is expected to play on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Rockets are not really going to need him now that Pat Beverley is back. Canaan was nice as a fill-in for the Rockets, but he's not going to be a great fantasy option while Beverley is out there. He might take some minutes away from Jason Terry, though. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:00 pm
    • Goran Dragic's back flared up on him Friday
      Goran Dragic's back initially flared up on him on Friday against the Pistons.

      Advice: "You get cold and it's more stiff," Dragic said. "It was better (Saturday) when we did therapy. (Sunday), we didn't have practice and it is even tighter." Dragic should be considered questionable to play on Monday against the Bucks, and if he can't give it a go, look for Isaiah Thomas and Eric Bledsoe to make up for Dragic's absence, with Gerald Green collecting some extra time as well. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:48 am
    • Thibodeau wants Rose to be aggressive in 4th
      Tom Thibodeau wants Derrick Rose to be more aggressive in the fourth quarter.

      Advice: "Just put it in my mind: It’s still the fourth quarter no matter what the score is I still have to be myself in the fourth quarter," said Rose. "Thibs always tells me I should be more aggressive in the fourth no matter what the score of the game is. Just getting those reps; shooting mid range, getting my floater game together." Rose added that he wasn't mentally prepared for his previous comeback, but this time around "it's totally different. I'm at peace with myself." Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:58 am
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Danny Green continues fantasy assault vs. DEN
      Danny Green cooled off on Sunday, scoring five points on 2-of-7 shooting with one 3-pointer, six rebounds, three assists and two steals.

      Advice: The supporting stats are the key to Green's value, as his across-the-board production has vaulted him into elite fantasy territory through the Spurs' first 24 games. The 27-year-old swingman isn't prone to as many DNP-CDs as his veteran teammates, and he is the only player in the NBA averaging at least 2.3 three-pointers, 1.3 steals and 1.2 blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:07 pm
    • Tiago Splitter logs 20 minutes as starting C
      Tiago Splitter made his first start of the season on Sunday, playing 20 minutes to finish with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover.

      Advice: Splitter missed 20 of the Spurs' first 21 games this season and it's predictable that San Antonio wouldn't overload him with minutes upon his return -- he's only been in the NBA for five years but he's 29 years old. That said, his per-minute production is enviable and he should still hold value for deep-league owners in need of FG percentage, rebounds and blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:58 pm
    • Ty Lawson scores just six points in loss Sun
      Ty Lawson scored just six points on 2-of-10 shooting in Sunday's loss to the Spurs, adding 10 assists, two boards and one steal in 39 minutes.

      Advice: He suffered a left eye laceration and had to briefly leave the game, so maybe he deserves a pass for this performance. Lawson has still been playing out of his mind and as long as his ankle doesn't flare up he should continue to keep it rolling. Expect him to bounce back on Wednesday vs. the Rockets. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:57 pm
    • Tyreke Evans pours in 34 points in OT defeat
      Tyreke Evans followed up Friday's 31-point, 10-assist outburst with 34 points vs. the Warriors on Sunday, making 13-of-25 field goals and 6-of-9 free throws in a tough home loss.

      Advice: Evans added two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks before fouling out after 41 minutes of action. His field goal percentage has turned around over the past eight games, during which he's averaged 18.6 points on 48.6 percent shooting, up from his 41.8 percent average through Dec. 1. The potential return of Eric Gordon (shoulder) in a few weeks could bump Evans back to SF, where he could struggle again, but for now his owners should be grateful for his efficient production. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:28 pm
    • Ty Lawson returns to game on Sunday
      Ty Lawson left Sunday's game against the Spurs with a left eye laceration, but will return.

      Advice: He collided with Manu Ginobili and was clearly shaken up after the play. However, he is coming out to play in the second half and he should be fine moving forward. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:02 pm
    • Derrick Rose quiet w/ 14 points vs. Miami
      Derrick Rose couldn't build on his momentum from Friday's 31-point outburst, finishing Sunday's road win with 14 points and three assists in 27 minutes.

      Advice: Tom Thibodeau continues to be conservative with his starting PG's playing time, which makes perfect sense, and fantasy owners should still be ecstatic about Rose's averages over the past three games -- 22.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. His utter lack of defensive stats takes a big chunk out of his value in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues, where he's only a top-100 value so far this year (on a per-game basis). Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:56 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Tiago Splitter replaces Matt Bonner on Sunday
      Tiago Splitter will draw the start for the Spurs against the Nuggets on Sunday, replacing Matt Bonner.

      Advice: Splitter likely won't play very many minutes as the Spurs ease him back into action, but owners in deep leagues should monitor him in case he gets hot. The Spurs change their lineups often, so this likely won't be a permanent move. Bonner, however, shouldn't be owned in almost any league and this news solidifies that. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:00 pm
    • Gallinari (knee), Foye (knee) out Sunday
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Randy Foye (knee) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Neither of these guys are currently worth owning in standard leagues. Wilson Chandler and Aaron Afflalo will continue to log heavy minutes with both their backups sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:11 pm
    • Goran Dragic (back) out Sunday vs. OKC
      Goran Dragic (lower back strain) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Thunder, and Gerald Green will start in his place.

      Advice: Gerald Green, Isaiah Thomas, and Eric Bledsoe will all see an uptick in value with Dragic sidelined, and all of those guys will make for quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:08 pm
    • O.J. Mayo scores six in 11 minutes
      O.J. Mayo scored six points against the Clippers on Saturday with one assist and two turnovers in 11 minutes.

      Advice: It's his second game in his last four with minutes under 14 and he's made just 40 percent from the field on the year, so it's going to be awfully tough to trust him. Mayo is going to need to string together about five games in a row for fantasy owners in most leagues to consider grabbing him. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:46 pm
    • Nicolas Batum fills it up on Saturday
      Nicolas Batum was up to his stat-stuffing ways during a 95-85 win over the Pacers on Saturday, scoring 14 points with four rebounds, five assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He made 6-of-11 from the field, which he really needed after making just 33.7 percent from the field in his previous 10. Compared to last season, Batum's averages are down in points, boards and triples, but he should get it all sorted out soon. The buy-low window is going to close, especially with a four-game week on the horizon. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:40 pm
       
      Injured
    • C.J. Watson scores 23 points in 33 minutes
      C.J. Watson had his best game of the season on Saturday with 23 points, one rebound, five assists and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He made just 37.1 percent from the field this season before tonight, but buried 8-of-11 in a losing effort. His minutes have been on the rise and he should be able to keep his minutes in the mid 20s even when George Hill gets back. He's worth a look for owners need treys. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:18 pm
       
      Injured
    • Roy Hibbert double-doubles in a loss
      Roy Hibbert double-doubled against the Blazers on Saturday with 10 points, 10 boards, one assist and one block in 30 minutes.

      Advice: It wasn't a great game, but it was a step from what he was doing. In his previous six games since his injury, Hibbert averaged just 8.5 points, 5.7 boards and 1.0 blocks on 40.0 percent from the field. His ankle isn't quite back to 100 percent, but maybe a date with the Lakers on Monday will help him out. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:15 pm
    • Omri Casspi (knee) out on Saturday night
      Omri Casspi (knee) will not play on Saturday night.

      Advice: He was probable for the game, but had a setback. Casspi usually backs up Rudy Gay at small forward, but the Kings will look to Derrick Williams and Ben McLemore to help out a bit more tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:50 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant is available on Saturday
      Johnny O'Bryant is available to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

      Advice: He is expected to be limited and is not a lock for playing time. O'Bryant has no fantasy value right now. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:02 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant (knee) questionable Saturday
      Johnny O'Bryant (knee) is considered questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: He likely won't be in the rotation upon his return and would need an injury to Zaza Pachulia or Larry Sanders before owners in deep leagues should pay him any attention. Leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:41 am
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) doubtful for Saturday
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Rockets.

      Advice: We would be surprised if he played considering his knee has been a nuisance all season. Gallinari has yet to perform up to his usual standards and we don't see him becoming relevant in standard leagues this season given how well Wilson Chandler has played. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:18 am
    • Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is out on Saturday
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) will not play in Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets.

      Advice: Patrick Beverley is healthy, so Canaan won't see big minutes upon his eventual return. We will update his status as needed, but owners can ignore him in all but the deepest of leagues. Jason Terry, Troy Daniels and Nick Johnson will all continue to see a bump in minutes, but none of them are standard league options. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:08 am
    • Roy Hibbert's ankle making steady progress
      Roy Hibbert said on Friday that his ankle is getting better, but that he is still not at 100 percent.

      Advice: His ankle has clearly had an impact on his play of late, and he was held to just six points, two rebounds and two blocks Friday's loss to the Raptors. Owners have no choice but to patient for now, and they may want to consider benching him until he turns it around. However, the good news is that Hibbert is playing and he will look to bounce back against Portland on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:08 am
    • Green scores 19 points with five triples
      Danny Green hit five threes and finished with 19 points, four rebounds, three steals and one block in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

      Advice: Green still gets yelled at by Pop a lot but he has slowly gained his trust, returning second-to-third round value for owners in the process. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:03 am
    • Chalmers quiet on 1-of-7 shooting night
      Mario Chalmers hit just 1-of-7 shots (including a three) for four points, three rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: We know how Dwyane Wade essentially ruins things for Chalmers, but he has been worth owning on the whole this year and his upside when Wade goes out is worth the roster slot. At least for now. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:31 am
    • Dragic posts big 18-5-5 line in loss
      Goran Dragic scored 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds, five assists and two steals in the Suns' 105-103 home loss to the reeling Pistons on Friday.

      Advice: This was a bad loss for the Suns and for Dragic and Eric Bledsoe's (16 points, five boards, two threes, one steal, one block) owners it's bad news that Isaiah Thomas is back. We like Bledsoe to hold his value better than Dragic, so if you own Dragic this is a good time to see what you can get in return via trade. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:28 am
    • Tyreke Takeover: Evans drops 31 points in win
      Tyreke Evans took over against the Cavs on Friday with 31 points, two rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers on 13-of-24 from the field.

      Advice: He attempted six shots from deep and the other 18 shots came from within six feet, which has been his calling card for the past two seasons. Evans bounced back nicely from arguably his worst game of the season on Wednesday and he'll look to keep it going on Sunday against the red-hot Warriors. If Anthony Davis (chest) needs to miss time, Evans should be a beast. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:19 pm
    • Marc Gasol blocks six shots, scores 19
      Marc Gasol blocked a season-high six shots against the Hornets on Friday with 19 points, three rebounds, five assists and two steals in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He held Al Jefferson to just 7-of-21 from the field and blocked him three times tonight. Gasol dropped 30 points on Tuesday night in his last game and that knee concern from last week has been put to bed. He's an elite fantasy big man and is going to get paid this summer. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:38 pm
    • Hibbert grabs just two rebounds on Friday
      Roy Hibbert grabbed just two rebounds to go with six points and two blocks over 28 minutes in Friday's loss to the Raptors.

      Advice: Hibbert is in a major funk since his ankle injury, which derailed what started as a promising season. And as guys start to get healthy, he won't be Plan A, B and C anymore. Let's give him another game or two to get right before projecting him below his current top 75-80 value on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:57 pm
    • Watson posts solid line in start at the point
      C.J. Watson started at point guard in Friday's loss, scoring 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Watson has been knocking off the rust for the most part since returning to action but this is a nice look for him. He's worth a hard look for a chance at solid late-round value while George Hill is out. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:54 pm
       
      Injured
    • Rose scores season-high 31 points in win
      Derrick Rose scored a season-high 31 points on 14-of-24 shooting with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in the Bulls' 115-106 win over the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: Rose has been a mess this season and averaging just 0.6 combined steals and blocks on the year he's returning just top 90-150 value (8/9 cat) in standard leagues. On a deep team, he's not getting the volume necessary to float his poor peripherals, and if you want to get out from under his risk this is probably a good time. As an aside, he'll probably lift those valuations a bit as long as he stays relatively healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:01 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • DeAndre Jordan makes all three FTs
      DeAndre Jordan made all four shots from the field and all three from the line for 11 points during a 104-96 loss to the Wizards on Friday with eight rebounds, one steal and one block.

      Advice: It was the first time he's attempted at least three attempts from the line and made all of them since Feb. 12 and also the first time he made 100 percent in a game this season. In other news he extended his league-leading field goal shooting to 74.3 percent. Jordan actually had a non-dunk tonight, too. He's a monster around the rim. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:24 pm
    • Blake Griffin finally has a down game
      Blake Griffin was held in check against the Wizards on Friday with 14 points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He averaged 24.3 points per game over his previous 10, including a 45-point night on Monday. Griffin was just 6-of-13 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line tonight, so this was one of his lowest usage rates of the season. He'll be fine and will likely torch the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:13 pm
    • Batum still can't find the range in Chicago
      Nicolas Batum continued to shoot poorly in Friday's loss to the Bulls, hitting 3-of-12 shots (including a three) with five rebounds, five assists and no defensive stats.

      Advice: Batum is shooting just 36.6 percent on the season and that's simply not going to be the case all year. He's a prime buy low candidate and things will start to look nice when he cleans up that crooked number. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:10 pm
       
      Injured
    • C.J. Watson will start on Friday vs. Toronto
      C.J. Watson will enter the starting lineup on Friday, with Rodney Stuckey shifting over to SG, and Solomon Hill headed to the bench.

      Advice: Watson will be tasked with running the Pacers' offense, but he's a risky play in daily leagues due to his hit-or-miss nature. Stuckey could benefit by moving to his natural position of shooting guard, and he has a decent matchup vs. the Raptors tonight. Watson is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues, as George Hill is still not close to making a return. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:08 pm
       
      Injured
    • Omri Casspi now expected to play Saturday
      Omri Casspi (knee) is expected to play on Saturday against the Pistons.

      Advice: He went through practice on Friday after missing Thursday's game action. Casspi will back up Rudy Gay and could eventually have fantasy value should Gay need to miss time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:50 pm
    • Omri Casspi at practice on Friday
      Omri Casspi (knee) was on the court at Friday's practice with a brace on his left knee.

      Advice: He needed an injection on Thursday and missed the game against the Rockets. Casspi is likely going to miss another game and the team will have to count on Ben McLemore and Derrick Williams a bit more. Nick Stauskas also helped with the minutes, but he's struggled badly. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:13 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan remains out for Saturday
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) will not play against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: He was hopeful to play in this game, but the Rockets are not going to rush him back. Patrick Beverley is playing big minutes while Jason Terry, Nick Johnson and Troy Daniels are in the rotation for now, too. Canaan can be dropped just about everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:16 am
    • Johnny O'Bryant does more work at practice
      Johnny O'Bryant (knee) did some more work at practice on Friday.

      Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and is up in the air for Saturday. The Bucks need a big man behind Larry Sanders and Zaza Pachulia, so O'Bryant has an outside shot at playing time. Of course, he's not worth owning in any league. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:13 am
    • Shaw explains why Gallinari's PT is down
      Nuggets' head coach Brian Shaw explained during a recent interview why Danilo Gallinari's playing time has been down this season.

      Advice: "[Gallinari] understands that if Wilson [Chandler] wasn't playing as well as he is playing at that position, then maybe I'd let him out there and try to play through it a little bit more," said Shaw. "But Wilson is playing well, and he's not, so that's why Wilson is out there." Gallinari's numbers are way down this season, and he's shooting a career-worst 32.8 percent from the field. He's not going to get things turned around anytime soon, and belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:37 am
    • Pat Beverley double-doubles, makes four 3s
      Patrick Beverley hit a clutch 3-pointer in overtime against the Kings on Thursday, finishing with 15 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: He did make just one of his four attempts from the line, but he has been rolling everywhere else. Beverley has been posting sixth-round per-game value despite playing just 30.7 minutes per game before tonight. He's shaping up to be a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:04 pm
    • Omri Casspi gets injection for inflammation
      Omri Casspi (left knee) received a shot for the inflammation due to the contusion of his knee.

      Advice: The injury is not considered serious, but it sounds like he's going to miss some time based on needing an injection. Derrick Williams has stepped up so far, but it's unlikely to matter much in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:27 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan out for Thursday night
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is still out for Thursday against the Kings.

      Advice: The Rockets don't really need him these days with Patrick Beverley back in the starting lineup. Canaan can be dropped in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:35 pm
    • Omri Casspi (knee contusion) out for Thursday
      Omri Casspi (left knee contusion) will not play against the Rockets on Thursday.

      Advice: He won't get a revenge game against his former team and it's unclear how much time he'll miss. Knee contusions have occurred far too often this season and Casspi should be considered questionable for the weekend. Expect Derrick Williams to get more run at the three and perhaps Ben McLemore logs a few minutes there as well. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:24 pm
    • Gallinari (knee) will miss next couple games
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) estimated that he'll miss the next couple of games in order to rest and heal his surgically-repaired left knee.

      Advice: Gallinari has been a shell of his former self this season, putting up his worst numbers since his rookie year with averages of 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.0 three-pointer per game. His knee is going to be an ongoing issue, and given his limited upside, he can be cut in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:49 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant (knee) returns to practice
      Johnny O'Bryant (knee) returned to practice on Thursday, and is nearing a return.

      Advice: O'Bryant isn't likely to be a key rotation player for the Bucks, and he can be left on the wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:11 pm
    • Jordan Hill wants to attempt more treys
      Jordan Hill is trying to expand on his range and wants to attempt more three-pointers.

      Advice: Hill has only attempted 11 three-pointers in his six-year NBA career, but he's not letting that hurt his confidence. "If I took 100 3s right now, I would say I could make close to 50," Hill said. "Probably 40." Hill's targeted percentages would put him among the league leaders, but his fantasy owners will have to settle for his relatively inconsistent rebounding numbers until he decides to unleash his inner Kyle Korver. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:21 am
       
      Injured
    • Danilo Gallinari out until knee stops hurting
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) will sit out until his surgically-repaired knee stops hurting, according to head coach Brian Shaw.

      Advice: Gallinari has some soreness in his right now and will be listed as day-to-day until the pain dissipates. "The guy was out 19 months," Shaw said. "He's still experiencing a little bit of pain. He's not back to the level he wants to be at." Gallo has until Saturday's game against the Rockets to rest his ailing knee, but even that seems like a questionable proposition at the moment. Fantasy owners can feel free to cut bait until he proves that he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:12 am
    • Derrick Rose says he's finally feeling great
      Derrick Rose said he's feeling great both mentally and physically after Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: That might be the best news Rose's fans and fantasy owners have heard in two years. "I just feel great. My body is healthy. My mind is good. My spirit is good," Rose said. "Just trying to keep it going and know that when I have bad games like last game, they're going to happen." Rose has the potential to be a top fantasy player, but his owners may want to investigate selling high now that he's coming off a strong performance after playing eight consecutive games. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:38 am
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Patrick Beverley plays well in start
      Patrick Beverley started and hit just 5-of-15 shots on Wednesday, but still finished with 12 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in a loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: He kept a lid on Steph Curry tonight, who had just 20 points, and looks like the point guard to pick up right now. Beverley had 19 points and five 3-pointers on Saturday, and should be owned in all leagues. Hopefully he'll continue to look for his shot and not focus solely on ticking off the opposition. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:49 pm
    • Tiago Splitter plays eight minutes vs. Knicks
      Tiago Splitter played eight minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday with three points, one rebound, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: Not a bad start with the blocks and Splitter should have decent per-minute value. The problem is that the Spurs are going to keep his minutes in check because they don't want Splitter to aggravate his calf issue. He won't be worth owning in most leagues for a bit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:25 pm
    • Tyreke Evans crashes back to earth
      Tyreke Evans, coming off his best game of the season, hit just 4-of-11 shots for eight points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block on Wednesday.

      Advice: It was going to be tough for him to duplicate Tuesday's 27-point effort and he didn't even come close. Look for him to bounce back on Friday against LeBron James and company. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:43 pm
    • Nicolas Batum fills stat sheet on off night
      Nicolas Batum hit just 1-of-6 shots (a 3-pointer) for five points, but still finished with three rebounds, six assists, two steals and four blocks.

      Advice: If there such a thing as a good-bad game, this is it. Batum isn't scoring as much as his owners would like to see, but he's doing enough in every other category to still provide excellent fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:08 pm
       
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose scores 23 in easy win for Bulls
      Derrick Rose hit 8-of-15 shots for 23 points, four rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: Rose hit just 2-of-11 shots for nine points in his previous game on Saturday, but has been playing well outside of that one. He's played in eight straight games and with a day off before Friday's game against the Blazers, he's looking to make it nine straight. If he can somehow stay healthy the rest of the way, the early headaches will have been worth it. However, selling him off before the next string of missed games happens is probably the smart plan of action. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:59 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Taj Gibson posts monster line in win
      Taj Gibson had 11 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high six blocks in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: The Nets are a sieve to opposing bigs right now and Gibson and Pau Gasol combined for 27 points, 26 rebounds and 10 blocks tonight. He's over his ankle injury and is worth starting in fantasy leagues, especially with Joakim Noah dealing with an ankle injury of his own right now. The last time Gibson blocked six shots in a game was Jan. of 2011. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:47 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • C.J. Watson goes for 8 & 7 in 28 minutes
      C.J. Watson hit just 1-of-7 shots for eight points, seven assists and two steals in 28 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: He came off the bench, but given how poorly some of the Pacer starters have played lately, it's not out of the question that CJW is starting soon. He'll take a hit once George Hill is back, and has been pretty inconsistent thus far, but after the Pacer starters were benched tonight, things could be changing in Indy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:59 pm
       
      Injured
    • Roy Hibbert plays 12 minutes in loss to Clips
      Roy Hibbert played just 12 minutes and had four points, three rebounds and zero blocks on 2-of-4 shooting in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: He's not hurt, but did have four quick fouls and was dominated by DeAndre Jordan when he was on the court. That makes four straight games in single digits for Hibbert after he got the season off to a hot start, and this could be a case of deja vu all over again. He'll bounce back, but he might have to get out of Frank Vogel's doghouse before it happens. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:44 pm
    • DeAndre Jordan dominates Pacers for 12 & 19
      DeAndre Jordan had 12 points, 19 rebounds, a steal and three blocks in a dominant performance over the Pacers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He hit 5-of-8 shots and 2-of-3 free throws in one of his best performances of the season. He should be in your lineup night in and night out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:20 pm
    • Blake Griffin double-doubles in win
      Blake Griffin hit 7-of-17 shots and 3-of-4 free throws for 17 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two blocks in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: Griffin has blocked four shots in his last five games and is shooting 79 percent from the line over that stretch. Those used to be two of his Achilles heels, but that no longer seems to be the case, giving him the potential for first-round value for the first time in his career. And by the way, the Clippers have now won nine straight games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:06 pm
    • Pat Beverley back in the starting lineup
      Patrick Beverley will start against the Warriors on Wednesday.

      Advice: He came off the bench in his return and was terrific with 19 points. Beverley has been a top-60 player on per-game value and should be in most lineups tonight. Additionally, Stephen Curry probably won't have a monster game tonight against Bev. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:56 pm
    • Taj Gibson is starting on Wednesday
      Taj Gibson will start against the Nets on Wednesday.

      Advice: This move was expected to happen with Joakim Noah (ankle) out tonight. Gibson has been spectacular in his starts, so make sure he's in your lineup. Nikola Mirotic should get some more run. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:11 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Tiago Splitter getting 8-12 minutes
      Tiago Splitter will play 8-12 minutes on Wednesday against the Knicks.

      Advice: It'll be his first game in the lineup all season. Splitter has dealt with calf issues for much of the past two seasons and the Spurs are going to be careful. If Tim Duncan sits, Aron Baynes is the preferred big-man play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:10 pm
    • Tiago Splitter is probable on Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) is probable to face the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: It will be his season debut and the Spurs are more inclined to play him now with Kawhi Leonard (hand) out. Splitter wasn't great last season, so fantasy owners should just take a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:49 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) out against Heat
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) is out against the Heat on Wednesday, and the Nuggets have listed him as day-to-day.

      Advice: He is still experiencing soreness in his knee and he can't seem to catch a break. Gallinari has had a very limited role this season, and just doesn't look like the same player he used to be. Gallinari can be cut across the board, while Wilson Chandler will continue to log big minutes at small forward for the Nuggets, and should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:37 am
    • Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is out on Wednesday
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: He won't be relevant again unless Patrick Beverley goes down with an injury, so owners should look elsewhere. Jason Terry will continue to play backup point guard for the depleted Rockets, but is only worth a look in deeper leagues. Leave Canaan on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:42 am
    • Tiago Splitter (calf) could return Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) could return for Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: Splitter has seen just 10 minutes of action this season, so it is a sure bet that the Spurs will bring him along very slowly. Outside of extremely deep leagues, Splitter won't be an asset for the foreseeable future, but his return could dampen the value of Boris Diaw and the physical bruiser they call Aron Baynes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:17 am
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) probable for Wednesday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: He will likely play in this one, and should draw the start with Joakim Noah (ankle) on the sidelines. Gibson should have a field day against Brooklyn's depleted frontcourt, and should be in all lineups barring a setback. Nikola Mirotic would be the first big off of the bench for the Bulls and will get some decent run after filling in admirably for the Bulls while Gibson was nursing his ankle injury. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:25 am
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Goran Dragic scores 16 points in loss Tuesday
      Goran Dragic scored 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Heat, adding four boards, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Fellow guard Eric Bledsoe struggled mightily on Tuesday, so it was left to the Dragon to carry the Suns, though he fell just short. Isaiah Thomas (ankle) could return as soon as Friday, so owners should expect a slight dip in production very soon. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:16 pm
    • Jerryd Bayless solid in 20 minutes vs. OKC
      Bucks guard Jerryd Bayless played one of his most complete games of the season on Tuesday, scoring 11 points with six assists and two steals in just 20 minutes of action.

      Advice: He's had a few solid games this year, including last Friday's 12-point, five-assist, two-steal performance, but his limited 3-point range and sporadic production spoil any fantasy value. Jared Dudley chipped in eight points on Tuesday while reserves Khris Middleton and Zaza Pachulia each scored seven, and the Bucks continue to have one of the league's most productive benches. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:36 pm
    • Tyreke Evans scores 27 points on 11-of-15 FGs
      Tyreke Evans poured in a team-high 27 points on 11-of-15 shooting in Tuesday's home victory, adding one 3-pointer, four rebounds, six assists, two steals and four turnovers in 34 minutes of action.

      Advice: We've been harping on Evans' poor FG percentage and tonight's performance was a big step in the right direction -- he took only four shots beyond four feet of the hoop, and was a combined 9-of-11 in the paint. Evans hasn't made more than half of his shots in consecutive games this season, so hopefully he can reverse that trend in Dallas on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:08 pm
    • Marc Gasol (knee) scores game-high 30 points
      Marc Gasol appeared to aggravate the bone bruise in his right knee during Tuesday's game, but he continued playing to finish with a game-high 30 points on 9-of-14 FGs and 12-of-13 FTs.

      Advice: Gasol's knee is a concern for fantasy owners, but he was incredible tonight and he'll get a few days off before the Grizzlies' next game vs. the Hornets on Friday. He chipped in five rebounds, six assists, one steal and only one turnover in 37 minutes in Tuesday's home win, as he continues to produce at a top-10 level for his lucky fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:34 pm
    • Marc Gasol bangs knee, stays in game Tuesday
      Marc Gasol appeared to bang his knee in the 1st quarter of Tuesday's game, but he is staying in the game.

      Advice: He was clearly limping but it is good to see that it won't be serious enough to keep him out of action. Marc Gasol was recently diagnosed with a knee bruise, so this is definitely something we will watch very closely. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:33 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) probable for Wednesday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Joakim Noah (ankle) will not play on Wednesday, so if Gibson is able to go, he'll slide into the starting lineup and make for a quality option in daily leagues. Nikola Mirotic will also see some extended minutes off the bench with Noah sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:03 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Tiago Splitter game-time decision for Weds
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, according to head coach Gregg Popovich.

      Advice: Splitter's eventual return will cut into the minutes and production of Boris Diaw, Matt Bonner, and Aron Baynes, but there's no reason to stash the big man in any fantasy league right now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:10 am
    • Celtics send Dwight Powell to D-League
      The Celtics have assigned Dwight Powell to the D-League Maine Red Claws.

      Advice: Powell shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters as he's only played seven minutes all season, but this news should further solidify his status as waiver wire fodder. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:08 am
    • Blake goes nuts for 45 & 8 w/ game-winning 3
      Blake Griffin scored a season-high 45 points on 14-of-24 shooting (2-of-2 3PTs, 15-of-17 FTs) with eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in the Clippers' 121-120 overtime win against the Suns.

      Advice: This game is going to be on replay all week and it was a vintage Griffin performance, as he and P.J. Tucker went at it for most of the night and he goaded Tucker into a key foul late. His 3-pointer at the buzzer hit front iron and got the lucky bounce to wrap up the game, and Griffin would promptly let Tucker know all about it. And for the rest of us we were all notified that the buy low window is slammed shut. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:36 pm
    • Amir Johnson dealing with some ankle issues
      Amir Johnson needed to get his ankle re-taped against the Nuggets on Monday with seven points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and three turnovers.

      Advice: He basically dealt with ankle pain for the entire second half of the season last year, so this is troubling news. Johnson looked hobbled in his return in the second half, so don't be surprised if he misses a game to get him back to 100 percent. He tried to play through it last year and it backfired. They play the second-place Cavs on Tuesday, so check back for an update after morning shootaround. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:54 pm
    • Ty Lawson scores 22 with 12 dimes
      Ty Lawson scored 22 points during a 112-107 overtime loss to the Raptors on Monday, adding six rebounds, 12 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 49 minutes.

      Advice: He is dropping dimes all over the place and is just 0.4 per game behind Rajon Rondo for the league lead. We always knew Lawson was going to put up big numbers, but the concerns of his ankle make him a possible sell-high player. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:45 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan is still out for Wednesday
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: Patrick Beverley is back and the Rockets are not going to need Canaan nearly as much. Jason Terry is still expected to get some run because the Rockets have no choice but to go small. Canaan can be cut everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 11:47 am
    • Patrick Beverley reports feeling 'great' now
      Patrick Beverley (hamstring) said he felt "great" in his return.

      Advice: Beverley returned in style with 19 points and five three-pointers, and he is now primed to take back the lion's share of minutes at point guard. Beverley should be rostered in every fantasy format and is one of the more underrated point guards to own. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 8:52 am
    • Jordan Hill quiet vs. Omer Asik & New Orleans
      Jordan Hill's streak of quiet games continued on Sunday with eight points, seven rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes, as the Lakers fell at home to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Hill shot 4-of-11 in a tough matchup vs. New Orleans' frontcourt, but it's more concerning that he's averaging just 23.7 minutes over the Lakers' past three games. L.A.'s rotations are in flux as coach Byron Scott seeks a rotation that can sustainably play well, and fantasy owners should simply remain patient -- Hill has been far too reliable to fret about during a rough three-game stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 9:21 pm
       
      Injured
    • Tyreke Evans' struggles in paint continue
      Tyreke Evans logged 27 minutes vs. the Lakers on Sunday, finishing the Pelicans' road win with 11 points, five rebounds, six assists and three turnovers.

      Advice: Evans made 5-of-6 free throws but was just 3-of-9 from the field, including a 1-of-5 mark from within five feet of the basket. He's shooting just 50 percent in the restricted area this season, the lowest mark of his career, and his poor FG percentage (40.1 percent) and FT percentage (60.3 percent) are a heavy anchor for his 8-cat/9-cat fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 9:19 pm
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