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  • Hill scores 23 points in 34 minutes
    Jordan Hill scored 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting with five rebounds and one block over 34 minutes in Friday's 118-111 loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: We know he can fill it up when the opportunity presents itself, but the 34 minutes really caught our eye tonight. Plenty of reports have been filed that he can't handle more than about 25 mpg, but it's possible both Hill and Byron Scott have different ideas about that. Either way, he should be owned in all leagues.
    Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Boozer goes for nine and seven in loss
    Carlos Boozer scored nine points on 3-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists and one block in Friday's loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: Boozer played a healthy 29 minutes and he needs to pick it up or find himself dropped in standard leagues. Already a low upside player, owners can't invest roster space in a guy that disappears like he has to start the year.
    Yesterday, 11:07 pm
  • Davis goes for 10 and six in 20 minutes
    Ed Davis scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting with six rebounds and no steals or blocks in 20 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Clippers.

    Advice: Davis was plagued by foul trouble and it's going to slow some of his momentum as a pickup, but owners should keep in mind that he's bound to play his way into greater minutes as the year goes on.
    Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Griffin hits 11-of-12 FTs, scores 39 vs. LAL
    Blake Griffin poured in 39 points in Friday's win over the Lakers, hitting 13-of-23 shots (2-of-2 3PTs, 11-of-12 FTs) with seven rebounds and four assists.

    Advice: Griffin did not have a steal or block but who cares when he's humming like this. If he's going to hit his free throws it's going to be a long season for his fantasy opponents.
    Yesterday, 10:58 pm
  • Hawes limited to 14 minutes off the bench
    Spencer Hawes played just 14 minutes off the bench on Friday, finishing with nine points on 3-of-5 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds and a steal.

    Advice: That's great per-minute production but Hawes' playing time this year is officially a concern. If he's not getting a consistent 20-plus minutes per game, he'll probably be unusable in standard leagues.
    Yesterday, 10:54 pm
  • Aldridge still struggling on the boards
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points on 7-of-18 shooting (1-of-3 from deep, 7-of-8 from the line) with four rebounds, three assists and two blocks in Friday's loss to the Kings.

    Advice: That makes seven rebounds in two games for Aldridge and that's something for owners to watch. He started the year with a minor groin injury and perhaps that's the issue, but more than likely it's just the early season blues.
    Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Markieff Morris goes for 20 and 11 vs. Spurs
    Markieff Morris scored 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting (no threes) with 11 rebounds, three assists and one block in the Suns' 94-89 win over the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: That's more like it. Morris is primed for a breakout season, though consistency will likely be an issue from night to night. To be clear, this is not a sell-high moment.
    Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Len double-doubles in 32-minute outing
    Alex Len double-doubled off the bench on Friday against the Spurs, scoring 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting with 11 rebounds and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Miles Plumlee got into serious foul trouble and Len might have opened up a position battle tonight. Owners should wait to see more out of Len before making an add outside of deeper leagues, but be ready to act if he makes a move on the starting job.
    Yesterday, 10:30 pm
  • Sanders blocks four with two steals, 15 rebs
    Larry Sanders started again and scored eight points on 4-of-12 shooting with 15 rebounds, two steals and four blocks in Friday's win over the Sixers.

    Advice: Sanders logged 27 minutes and only had four fouls, but the big thing to keep in mind is that the opponent was Philly. The Show has had a nice start to the year and he should be in all lineups until that changes.
    Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Henson blocks six shots in 21 minutes
    John Henson blocked six shots in Friday's win, and also added six points on 3-of-7 shooting with seven rebounds and two steals in 21 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Henson did this against the Sixers so owners need to file that as a footnote, but this is the reason we like him to be owned in all formats right now. As a young, growing player with a history of productive outbursts, he has a serviceable floor and plenty of upside.
    Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Noel double-doubles with three blocks
    Nerlens Noel double-doubled with 14 points, 10 rebounds, one steal and three blocks in Friday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: So far so good for Noel, who has averaged a double-double and three blocks for both of his NBA games. He hit 7-of-11 shots tonight after starting the year on a 2-of-11 outing, and he didn't attempt any free throws which is also a good thing for owners.
    Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Sims has another slow night for Philly
    Henry Sims had another slow night with just seven points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes on Friday against the Bucks.

    Advice: Sims hit 3-of-8 shots and he has been underwhelming in every outing so far this year. Regardless, he's unchallenged for the starting job right now and he has shown some ability to produce in the past. Unless you have other options, benching him is probably the way to go in anything but shallow leagues.
    Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Taj Gibson is fine after ankle tweak
    Taj Gibson played down the stretch against the Cavs on Friday with 10 points, three rebounds, two assists and one block in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He went to the locker room with an ankle tweak, but he did return. Gibson looks like he'll get his minutes in the mid 20s, so he'll be worthy of ownership in most leagues due to his per-minute output.
    Yesterday, 8:00 pm
  • Marc Gasol rolls against the Pacers
    Marc Gasol was all over the place against the Pacers on Friday with 20 points, six boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: It wasn't the 32-point gem from the opener, but this is a monster line. Gasol is an across-the-board fantasy stud and he'll crush his third-round ADP as long as he stays healthy.
    Yesterday, 7:09 pm
  • Roy Hibbert scores eight in 27 minutes
    Roy Hibbert cooled off in a 97-89 loss to the Grizzlies on Friday with eight points, eight boards, one assist and one block in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He was fantastic against the 76ers and these two extremes serve as a great example of how fantasy owners will have to take matchups into account. For what it's worth, Hibbert looks more comfortable on offense and is moving without the ball, so he looks like he'll outperform his ADP.
    Yesterday, 6:47 pm
  • Luis Scola falls flat on his face
    Luis Scola was eaten alive against the Grizzlies on Friday, turning the ball over five times with two points, five rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes.

    Advice: He turned the ball over four times in the first quarter and didn't even take a shot in that frame. We can probably assume his 10-point, six-board game was a product of the Philly defense. Scola is not a great fantasy asset for not filling the stat sheet, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues.
    Yesterday, 6:45 pm
  • David Lee (hamstring) questionable Saturday
    David Lee (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Lakers and did not participate in the contact portion of Friday's practice.

    Advice: He was ruled out for Wednesday very early and he sounds a little closer to doubtful. Draymond Green double-doubled in the opener and the Warriors probably won't need Lee against the Lakers anyway, so Lee's owners will probably want to plan on him sitting. Draymond will be a must-start player.
    Yesterday, 1:15 pm
    7:30 pm vs LAL
  • Monty Williams praises Ryan Anderson
    Monty Williams praised Ryan Anderson's shooting and rebounding abilities during a recent interview.

    Advice: "It was almost like a statement was made that he was back, because he has the ability to change the game with his shooting and rebounding," Monty Williams said. "He does so much for our team. He had seven offensive rebounds – how many guys can actually do that and knock down threes?" Anderson's fantasy appeal is attached to his ability to drain 3-pointers from the power forward position, and he's shown that even in limited minutes, he'll get his offensive looks. Anderson jacked up 22 shots in 22 minutes during his regular-season debut, and with a shooting stroke like his, head coach Monty Williams will have to find time for him on the floor.
    Yesterday, 10:57 am
  • Brook Lopez suffers setback, no timetable
    Brook Lopez is still experiencing pain in his right foot, and will not play in Saturday's game vs. Detroit.

    Advice: There is currently no timetable set for Lopez' return, and this isn't a great start to his 2014-15 campaign. Mason Plumlee will continue to start in Brook's place, and he'll look to bounce-back after foul trouble limited him to just four points and four rebounds in his season debut.
    Yesterday, 10:27 am
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Brook Lopez (foot) doesn't practice Friday
    Brook Lopez (foot) did not practice on Friday and remains doubtful for Saturday's tilt vs. Detroit.

    Advice: Lopez did participate in some non-contact portions of practice earlier in the week, but he has yet to resume full contact work. Mason Plumlee will continue to start while Lopez is on the sidelines, but the Nets will need more from him than the four point, four rebound dud he put up on Wednesday.
    Yesterday, 9:26 am
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • 76ers pickup team option on Nerlens Noel
    The 76ers have picked up their team option on Nerlens Noel for the 2015-16 season.

    Advice: This move is more of a formality than anything, but Noel will now remain with the Sixers through 2016. Health will be a concern for Noel after sitting out his rookie season, but his upside in blocks will make him a fun player to own. Noel's greatest detriment to his fantasy value will be his horrid free throw shooting, so he's more suited for teams punting that category.
    Yesterday, 6:55 am
  • Blake Griffin scores 23 points, fouls out
    Blake Griffin fouled out in 38 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday, scoring 23 points with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers.

    Advice: He shot 8-of-18 from the field and 7-of-10 from the line tonight. Griffin is creating his shot a lot more these days, which should give him a higher usage and possibly lower efficiency. Regardless, he's going to be an elite guy even if his foul shooting doesn't continue to trend up.
    Thursday, 11:56 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan has solid game
    DeAndre Jordan scored eight points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes on Thursday.

    Advice: His minutes look like they're safe at this point and the Clippers are going to need him on defense. Jordan didn't have a block tonight, but they'll be coming in short order.
    Thursday, 11:48 pm
  • Spencer Hawes plays 19 minutes
    Spencer Hawes played 19 minutes off the bench on Thursday with four points, four rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He did get some minutes at power forward, but mostly backed up DeAndre Jordan. Hawes will have a lot of weak games, so his owners might want to shoot for a higher upside, especially considering how durable Blake and DJ are.
    Thursday, 11:34 pm
  • Serge Ibaka scores 17 points in loss
    Serge Ibaka made 7-of-13 from the field for 17 points during Thursday's 93-90 loss to the Clippers, adding nine rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Well, we're finally going to get to see what kind of offensive game he has. Ibaka had a career-high 12.1 shots per game last season, but much of that was as a catch-and-shoot guy, but now he might have to create his own shot. Regardless, he'll be a first-round asset in nine-cat leagues.
    Thursday, 11:26 pm
    5:00 pm vs Den
  • Steven Adams scores six points vs. LAC
    Steven Adams played 29 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday with six points, 10 boards and one assist.

    Advice: He had a minor injury, but it didn't affect his playing time. Adams has been at 28.0 minutes per game in the two outings this year and has the look of an eight and eight guy with some blocks here and there. If that's something that interests you and you don't care about free throw shooting, give him a look.
    Thursday, 11:19 pm
  • Wright puts a nice line in 20 minutes
    Brandan Wright scored 14 points in 20 minutes on Thursday with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: He almost doesn't miss from the field and garbage time wasn't a huge factor with none of his field goals coming in the last six minutes of the game. Wright will have low-end fantasy value because he will likely see time in the high teens most nights.
    Thursday, 11:06 pm
  • Tyson Chandler scores 13 on perfect FGs
    Tyson Chandler made all five attempts from the field for 13 points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 25 minutes against the Jazz on Thursday.

    Advice: Garbage time was a factor tonight and he did have some foul trouble in the opener, so he should be above his 26.5 minutes per game. Chandler is more of a three-category guy in fantasy for boards, blocks and field goal percentage.
    Thursday, 10:57 pm
  • Amare Stoudemire comes off the bench
    Amare Stoudemire came off the bench against the Cavs on Thursday and and eight points, four boards, two assists and one turnover in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He played 24 minutes in the opener and it looks like that's where the Knicks want to keep him on the season. Stoudemire doesn't block shots, he's not nearly as effective as a scorer as he once was, and he's going to sit out back-to-backs on occasion, so he's not a terrific player to own in fantasy.
    Thursday, 9:36 pm
  • Amare Stoudemire off the bench on Thursday
    Amare Stoudemire is coming off the bench against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: After starting the first game against the Bulls, Amare will be the backup center against the Cavs on Thursday night. Quincy Acy is starting at power forward.
    Thursday, 3:40 pm
  • Matt Barnes calls Jordan key to championship
    Matt Barnes called DeAndre Jordan "the key to our championship."

    Advice: On a team with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, Barnes actually has a point. "Teams have offensive threats, but when you have a 7-footer that can run the floor, rebound, block shots and change shots, he’s going to be the key." Entering a contract season and coming off a breakout one, Jordan will be at the center of what the Clippers are hoping to achieve. Doc Rivers wants to see more consistency from the big man this season, as do his fantasy owners.
    Thursday, 12:12 pm
  • Brook Lopez won't have minutes restriction
    Brook Lopez (foot) won't have a minutes restriction when he returns.

    Advice: That sounds like a questionable move considering Lopez's history of foot injuries, but we'll take Lionel Hollins at his word for now. The Nets have not given an updated timetable for Lopez's return to the lineup, so we'll list him as day-to-day ahead of Saturday's game against the Pistons. Mason Plumlee should continue to start for as long as Lopez sits.
    Thursday, 11:44 am
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Nets not guessing on Brook Lopez return
    Nets' head coach Lionel Hollins didn't offer a timetable for Brook Lopez' return from a foot injury before Wednesday's opening night loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: "He’s not playing tonight. He still is having some pain when he goes hard. I have no idea what progressing means," Hollins said when asked if Lopez is progressing. "Is he pregnant or not pregnant? He’s not playing, he can’t play. When he can play, he’ll have progressed to the point where I would like him to be." There's a chance that Lopez may be available for Saturday's game in Detroit or Monday's game against Oklahoma City, but the fact that he's still experiencing pain in his surgically-repaired foot doesn't exactly qualify as great news.
    Thursday, 10:48 am
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • DeAndre Jordan wants to play like Spurs
    DeAndre Jordan said he wants the Clippers to play more like the Spurs.

    Advice: As the Clippers prepare to open their season against the Thunder on Thursday night, Jordan used the Spurs as an example of how good the Clips can be. "It's encouraging seeing that team, that coach, and how everybody buys into that system," Jordan said. "Things haven't really changed for them. They do the same thing. You know what play they're going to run, you just can't stop them. We're trying to be a team like that," Jordan said. The 26-year old can be a drain on fantasy owners' free throw percentage, but he's still one of the better big man options in fantasy hoops.
    Thursday, 10:34 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge delivers halftime speech
    LaMarcus Aldridge said he delivered an animated halftime speech that helped spur the Blazers to a 106-89 victory over the Thunder on Wednesday night.

    Advice: With the Blazers trailing at halftime, the normally reserved Aldridge said he wanted to wake up his teammates. "I went off a little bit, which is unlike me,'' Aldridge said. "I felt like we weren't playing up to the level we all want to. I felt like we all had to take the challenge defensively, even myself. I was just saying 'If we want to be the team we are talking about being, it has to start tonight.''' For his part, Aldridge poured in 27 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks, and one three-pointer during the win. His lack of rebounds in the opener won't make his fantasy owners happy, but LA is still one of the best power forwards in fantasy.
    Thursday, 9:27 am
  • Pau thinks Marc Gasol may end up in New York
    Pau Gasol thinks his brother Marc may end up with the New York Knicks when he hits free agency after the 2014-15 season.

    Advice: The Knicks are a logical suitor as they'll have over $20 million in cap space next summer, but it sounds like the brother have already spoken about Pau's former coach. "Hopefully he’ll have a strong year and all the options in the world, because he’s one of the top centers, interior players in the league, so any team would be fortunate to have him," Pau said. "It’s a personal decision. I talked to my brother enough about Phil that he knows what he brings to the table. Gasol had a strong season opener with 32 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals, and two blocks and is one of the better centers in fantasy basketball as long as he is healthy.
    Thursday, 6:15 am
  • Alex Len gets 19 minutes against the Lakers
    Alex Len played 19 minutes against the Lakers on Wednesday with three points, five rebounds and one block.

    Advice: Not bad. Len looked good tonight and seemed to have a good grasp of the offense. That said, we'll need to see him stay healthy before even considering suggesting him as an add.
    Thursday, 12:44 am
  • Markieff Morris is outshined by his bro
    Markieff Morris played 26 minutes against the Lakers on Wednesday with 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He was a bit quiet tonight, but still made 5-of-10 from the field and didn't turn the ball over. Morris looked great in transition and filled the lane nicely and he also helped space the floor. He'll have bigger lines ahead of him and looks poised for a breakout season.
    Thursday, 12:35 am
  • Jordan Hill has another sub-par game
    Jordan Hill played 25 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday with six points, 11 boards, two assists and four fouls.

    Advice: He probably would have seen a few more minutes, but the Lakers were down 25 in the third quarter. Hill isn't going to be facing stiff competition from anyone, so he should get some opportunity. At the very worst, he should be able to post nice boards with some blocks here and there.
    Thursday, 12:14 am
  • Carlos Boozer has eight turnovers in loss
    Carlos Boozer had eight turnovers against the Suns on Wednesday with four points, four boards, one assist and one steal on 2-of-6 from the field.

    Advice: Why did they pick him up again? Obviously the turnovers jump out, but the terrible shots and woeful defense make this arguably the worst game from any NBA player tonight. He'll be better for fantasy and his owners shouldn't panic. The Lakers need him to play consistent minutes.
    Thursday, 12:07 am
  • Ed Davis posts a big line in blowout loss
    Ed Davis turned in a big line against the Suns on Wednesday with 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He is 2-for-2 with big lines and it looks like he's earning his bump in minutes. The Lakers are getting absolutely torched on defense and Carlos Boozer isn't helping. A move to the starting lineup for Davis could help, but he's still worth owning in most leagues even with his current bench role.
    Thursday, 12:04 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge posts strange line
    LaMarcus Aldridge hit 10-of-19 shots for 27 points, but added just three rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer in Wednesday's opening win against the Thunder.

    Advice: Aldridge's lack of rebounds was quite noticeable tonight, but he'll bounce back in the next one. He's one of the top power forwards in fantasy.
    Wednesday, 11:23 pm
  • Steven Adams quiet in start for OKC
    Steven Adams started and played 27 minutes, but finished with just eight points, seven rebounds, two steals and no blocks on 3-of-4 shooting Wednesday.

    Advice: Kendrick Perkins played 21 minutes and had four points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block off the bench, but Adams is still the guy you want to own here. He should be better than this on most nights, at least in theory.
    Wednesday, 11:16 pm
  • Serge Ibaka goes for 10-8-4 in loss
    Serge Ibaka had 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocks on 4-of-11 shooting Wednesday, and also hit a 3-pointer.

    Advice: You drafted him for boards and blocks, and while he wasn't a monster tonight, he was effective. He should have a big year for the shorthanded Thunder.
    Wednesday, 11:12 pm
    5:00 pm vs Den
  • Amare Stoudemire starts, gets 12 pts & 8 rebs
    Making an unexpected start at PF on Wednesday, Amare Stoudemire scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 24 minutes of action.

    Advice: He added one steal and one block and looked fine while on the court. It's fair to ask whether his chronically-damaged knees can withstand the workload of an NBA starting PF, but New York needs his scoring ability in the first unit and he could hold the job even when Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) returns to action. Stoudemire won't average more than 25-30 minutes regardless of where he begins the game, however, and his injury risk reduces him to a last-gasp option in standard fantasy leagues.
    Wednesday, 10:41 pm
  • Taj Gibson scores 22 points on 10-of-12 FGs
    Taj Gibson made 10-of-12 field goals in Wednesday's season opener vs. New York, finishing with 22 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

    Advice: The Knicks' frontcourt is dismal, which makes Gibson's line less impressive, but it's still encouraging to see him thrive in a bench role behind Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol. He's a solid source of rebounds and blocks, but in general fantasy owners should view him as a late-round option at best.
    Wednesday, 10:20 pm
  • Marc Gasol goes off for 32 points
    Marc Gasol hit 12-of-17 shots for 32 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in Wednesday's opening win against Minnesota.

    Advice: He's coming off a big preseason and it looks like he's going to be a dominant center this season. If he's healthy, he should be in your lineup.
    Wednesday, 10:16 pm
  • Roy Hibbert blocks 7 shots, scores 22
    Roy Hibbert got his season off to a flying start with 22 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks in Wednesday's win over the hapless Sixers.

    Advice: While the line should give owners plenty to smile about, perhaps the best thing about it is that he made 6-of-8 shots and 10-of-13 free throws. Hibbert's shooting from the floor has been horrendous for the last couple seasons, but he simply has to make more of them based on where his shots come from. He's off to a great start and we're anxious to see how he'll do against Marc Gasol on Friday.
    Wednesday, 8:11 pm
  • Luis Scola starts, scores 10 in win
    Luis Scola started at power forward and hit 5-of-9 shots for 10 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He'll likely go back to the bench once David West is healthy and his inability to block shots makes him tough to own - even when he's starting.
    Wednesday, 8:06 pm
  • Henry Sims struggles in opener
    Henry Sims hit 4-of-9 shots for 10 points and four rebounds in 23 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was also torched by Roy Hibbert tonight, and didn't look great in the preseason, either. The Sixers are hurting for big men and Sims went on a late season tear last year, so we're not giving up on him just yet. However, he probably doesn't deserve to be in your starting lineup on busy nights at this point, either.
    Wednesday, 7:53 pm
  • Nerlens Noel struggles in debut
    Nerlens Noel made his NBA debut on Wednesday but hit just 2-of-11 shots for six points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Not a great night, but the minutes were there and the Sixers are going to ride him. Keep running him out there.
    Wednesday, 7:50 pm
  • Larry Sanders in foul trouble
    Larry Sanders hit 5-of-8 shots for 10 points, five rebounds, two steals, a block and five fouls in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The good news is that he played and started tonight's game after having some undisclosed surgery recently. He wasn't great, but he wasn't terrible, either. Just hang onto him until further notice.
    Wednesday, 7:14 pm
  • Amare Stoudemire starting vs. Bulls on Wed.
    Amare Stoudemire will start at power forward on Wednesday against the Bulls.

    Advice: Not many saw this coming and Stoudemire did not make a single start in the preseason. He is not expected to have his minutes limited, but if he gets over 27 on a consistent basis the team will be playing with fire. Fantasy owners can put him in their lineups while he's active, but he's not a must-own player due to his injury risk.
    Wednesday, 3:19 pm
  • David Lee ruled out for Wednesday
    David Lee (hamstring) will not play against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Draymond Green is going to start "unless a miracle happens" and should be busy tonight. Lee does have his fair share of leg/hip injuries and the team will likely be patient with him. Fantasy owners will want to bench him for the week and make sure Draymond is all lineups.
    Wednesday, 1:53 pm
    7:30 pm vs LAL
  • Luis Scola to start for Pacers on Wednesday
    Luis Scola is set to start for the Pacers on Wednesday in place of David West (ankle).

    Advice: He has an excellent chance to produce solid stats against a weak 76ers team. However, Scola is only an option in daily leagues, or just as a waiver pickup until West returns. Scola will be joined in the starting lineup with Donald Sloan, C.J. Miles, Chris Copeland, and Roy Hibbert.
    Wednesday, 9:53 am
  • Nerlens Noel to make NBA debut Wednesday
    Nerlens Noel will make his regular season NBA debut on Wednesday vs. Indiana.

    Advice: After missing out on all of last season, he will finally be able to show what the 76ers have been missing. Noel was fantastic in the preseason and if he can stay healthy, he will be a nice value for owners who took a risk on him this season.
    Wednesday, 9:33 am
  • Brook Lopez (foot) out on Wednesday
    Brook Lopez (foot) will not play on Wednesday against Boston.

    Advice: He has been making progress on his ailing foot but the Nets are going to use a cautious approach with him. Consider Lopez day-to-day for now, and expect to see Mason Plumlee play big minutes in the starting lineup Wednesday.
    Wednesday, 7:49 am
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Brook Lopez (foot) still doubtful Wednesday
    Brook Lopez (foot) is still considered doubtful for Wednesday's game against Boston.

    Advice: He is reportedly making good progress but it is understandable if the Nets want to be cautious with their star Center given his injury history. It would be wise for fantasy owners to remove Lopez from their lineups unless a positive report comes out later in the day. Mason Plumlee is definitely worth a flier early on in the season considering the questions surrounding Lopez, and due to the fact that Kevin Garnett will likely be playing limited minutes.
    Wednesday, 6:23 am
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Ed Davis impresses off the bench Tuesday
    Ed Davis was outstanding off the bench for the Lakers on Tuesday, in which he scored 11 points while adding six rebounds, one steal, and two blocks in just 22 minutes.

    Advice: Rookie Julius Randle suffered a fractured leg and will be out indefinitely, so if there was ever a chance for Davis to shine, it would be right now. Davis may be worth a flier, but the Lakers' plans are unclear at the moment. Stay tuned.
    Tuesday, 11:04 pm
  • Jordan Hill grabs 10 boards on Tuesday
    Jordan Hill scored seven points to go with 10 rebounds, one block, and one assist in 23 minutes on Tuesday against Houston.

    Advice: He reportedly showed up late to the game, but it doesn't appear that he will get into any kind of trouble at the moment. The minutes were low tonight, but it was mainly due to the fact that the Rockets were running away with the game. Hill will be better on most nights so owners should not be concerned and should feel comfortable plugging him into their lineups.
    Tuesday, 10:58 pm
  • Carlos Boozer scores 17 on Tuesday
    Carlos Boozer scored 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting, while adding seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He played pretty well and looked aggressive on the offensive end. Unlike last year in Chicago, Boozer should get all the minutes he can handle as long as the Lakers stay somewhat competitive in the West. Rookie Julius Randle, Boozer's biggest competition for minutes, went down tonight with what appears to be a broken leg so Boozer should be locked in as the starting power forward for the foreseeable future.
    Tuesday, 10:33 pm
  • Brandan Wright solid in 18 minutes in opener
    Brandan Wright opened the 2014-15 season with six points, five rebounds and one block in 18 minutes, as the Mavs lost by one point to the Spurs in San Antonio.

    Advice: Injuries caused B-Wright to miss 24 games last year so it's great to see him healthy on opening night. His per-minute stats reveal nice fantasy upside, but he's unlikely to crack the top-100 while Tyson Chandler and Dirk Nowitzki are both healthy.
    Tuesday, 8:09 pm
  • Tyson Chandler has big impact on Dallas
    Tyson Chandler played fantastic in a loss against the Spurs on Tuesday, scoring eight points on 4-of-8 shooting with 10 rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He did suffer a lower back injury and briefly left the game, but did return and appeared fine. Chandler was very active tonight and was a huge factor for Dallas on the boards. He struggled with foul trouble, which explains the low minutes, so he should be able to improve upon these numbers as the season progresses.
    Tuesday, 8:08 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 22 points w/ nine boards
    Ryan Anderson caught fire in the second half on Tuesday, finishing a season-opening win vs. the Magic with 22 points, three 3-pointers and nine rebounds.

    Advice: Anderson logged 22 minutes and it didn't take him long to scrape off the preseason rust. The really good news is that he's fully recovered from the spinal surgery that ended his 2013-14 season and threatened his career, and his minutes should creep closer to 30 per game over the next few weeks. His fantasy value is tied to his 3-point shooting, which should be voluminous as the Hornets' go-to stretch PF.
    Tuesday, 7:49 pm
  • Brook Lopez (foot) doubtful for Wednesday
    Brook Lopez (foot) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's regular-season opener vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This is hardly a surprise, and it's probably in Brook's best interest to remain cautious with his troublesome right foot. Head coach Lionel Hollins has stated that if Lopez is unable to go, Kevin Garnett and Mason Plumlee will start in Brooklyn's frontcourt, with Plumlee being the best option from a fantasy perspective.
    Tuesday, 1:35 pm
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • David Lee (hamstring) doubtful for opener
    David Lee (hamstring) did not practice on Tuesday, and head coach Steve Kerr said he is doubtful for Wednesday's regular-season opener vs. the Kings.

    Advice: If Lee is unable to go, Kerr said that Draymond Green would start in his place. Draymond has a lot of upside to his game as he can contribute to each category on the stat sheet, and owners will want to get him active if he does indeed draw the start. Stay tuned for an official update on Lee's status.
    Tuesday, 1:02 pm
    7:30 pm vs LAL
  • Larry Sanders will play Wednesday vs. CHA
    Larry Sanders went through all contact portions of Tuesday's practice, and said that he will play in Wednesday's season opener vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Sanders is entering the 2014-15 season healthy, and will look to bounce-back after a disastrous campaign last year. Jason Kidd has stated that he wants Sanders to be the teams' defensive anchor, and he is a guy that can really rack up the blocks. Get him in your lineups.
    Tuesday, 11:57 am
  • Markieff Morris counting on post-ups
    Markieff Morris said he's more confident in his post-up game.

    Advice: As he's said all along, he added he'll be "shooting more 3s this year just to give the guards more driving space in the starting unit." It's clear Morris is going to be the primary forward option in the offense. He could build off a terrific post-break run as an elite fantasy big man.
    Tuesday, 11:53 am
  • Funaki Time: Steven Adams wins starting C job
    Steven Adams has officially won the starting center job.

    Advice: He'll start next to Russell Westbrook, Andre Roberson, Perry Jones III and Serge Ibaka. Adams is a project on offense, but he did make 60.0 percent of his 8.0 shots per game in his last five preseason games. Plus, he'll be grabbing plenty of boards and add some blocks. Basically, he'll be a cheaper version of Andre Drummond, which means he's worth owning in most leagues, especially considering how thin OKC is right now.
    Tuesday, 10:35 am
  • Brook Lopez present at Nets practice
    Brook Lopez (foot) was present for the non-contact part of Nets' practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Lopez' status for Wednesday's opener against the Celtics is still uncertain, but this news will at least give him a shot at playing. The 26-year-old has only played in 96 out of a possible 246 games over the past three seasons, so while he has plenty of upside, it may be worth exploring his fantasy trade value if he has a good start to the 2014-15 season.
    Tuesday, 9:04 am
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Amare Stoudemire ready to accept any role
    Amare Stoudemire said he's willing to accept any role head coach Derek Fisher gives him, including coming off the bench.

    Advice: In the final year of his contract, Stoudemire said he's ready to fill whatever role the Knicks need. "I know whatever the situation is," Stoudemire said. "I’m learning three different positions, as far as the power forward, the center and perimeter player, so it’s very versatile on my end, too, so I’m ready to utilize my skill in whatever it is, a starting role or a sixth man role." While STAT doesn't have much to offer fantasy owners in standard leagues, the 32-year-old can still provide some value in deeper leagues as long his minutes hover around 30 per game.
    Tuesday, 7:13 am
  • Suns pick up option Alex Len
    The Suns picked up their third-year option on Alex Len.

    Advice: He's been a bust so far since being selected in the 2013 draft due to a litany of injuries. Coach Jeff Hornacek has said he's been impressed with Len, but he really needs to stay healthy.
    Monday, 4:47 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (groin) will play in opener
    LaMarcus Aldridge (groin) was a full participant during Monday's practice, and he is good to go for Wednesday's season opener vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: He was never really in doubt to play, but this report confirms that he'll be fine. Aldridge is in a contract year this season, and while an increase to his already impressive averages of 23.2 points and 11.1 rebounds would be unexpected, he should have no problem returning to those numbers. Get him in your lineups, and enjoy the ride.
    Monday, 2:25 pm
  • David Lee (hamstring) questionable for opener
    David Lee (hamstring) did not practice on Monday, and is now questionable for opening night.

    Advice: This is the first we're hearing of a hamstring injury, so we'll be monitoring his status closely heading into Wednesday nights' tip-off. If Lee is unable to go, Draymond Green would likely draw the start in his place.
    Monday, 2:05 pm
    7:30 pm vs LAL
  • Larry Sanders says he'll be ready for opener
    Larry Sanders said he feels he'll be ready for opening night.

    Advice: All signs are pointing towards Sanders being ready for Wednesday's regular-season opener vs. the Hornets, and he'll look to bounce-back after a disastrous 2013-14 campaign. Sanders had some mysterious surgery earlier in the month, but that looks to be a non-issue going forward. We'll be monitoring his status for opening night closely, so stay tuned for an official update.
    Monday, 12:25 pm
  • Brook Lopez returns to non-contact practice
    Brook Lopez (foot) went through a non-contact practice on Monday.

    Advice: Lopez still has a few hurdles to clear before he can return to game action, and questionable to play on opening night. If he can't go on Wednesday, Lopez is expected to be ready by Saturday. Let another owner deal with the headache that is owning Lopez in fantasy leagues. Mason Plumlee will get extra run for as much time as Lopez misses.
    Monday, 9:28 am
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Rumor: Knicks could make play for Marc Gasol
    The Knicks could make a play for Marc Gasol during 2015 NBA free agency.

    Advice: The Knicks will be armed with cap space and looking for a second star to pair with Carmelo Anthony, so expect reports like this to continue throughout the season. Regardless, Gasol and the Knicks have been linked more than a few times, and it makes sense considering Gasol's skillset and New York's commitment to the Triangle Offense.
    Monday, 7:28 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (groin) probable for opener
    LaMarcus Aldridge (groin) was limited during Sunday's practice but he is expected to start Wednesday's season opener vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Unless he has a setback in the next few days, it's safe to keep Aldridge locked into all active lineups for the Blazers' three-game week. He was the last Blazers player still shooting jumpers on the court after practice on Sunday, which is another great sign for his status.
    Sunday, 1:33 pm
  • Brook Lopez (foot) doesn't practice Sunday
    Brook Lopez (foot) did not practice on Sunday.

    Advice: Lopez is questionable for the opening night, but we'd but him more on the side of doubtful. It'll be difficult to justify an early-round selection on Lopez given his extensive injury history, and we'd recommend letting someone else deal with him this year.
    Sunday, 8:48 am
    4:30 pm @ Det
  • Larry Sanders takes part in contact practice
    Larry Sanders took part in a portion of contact practice on Saturday and is building towards playing in the opener.

    Advice: This is a great sign for his status on Wednesday, and we will continue to monitor this situation closely. Sanders is a candidate to redeem himself after a disastrous campaign last season. He should fall nicely in drafts and you shouldn't hesitate to grab him in the early-late rounds.
    Saturday, 2:15 pm
  • Larry Sanders hopes to be ready for opener
    Larry Sanders said he hopes to play in the season opener.

    Advice: He had a surgery earlier this month and has been going through some non-contact practice. In some of the videos of practice, Sanders worked up a good sweat, so he's a little closer to probable. Like most Bucks stories, this is a guessing game and we still don't even know what his surgery was for. He's worth the risk later in drafts and he should be able to fall to you near 100.
    Saturday, 7:43 am
  • Markieff Morris puts up a nice game in finale
    Markieff Morris finished his preseason on a high note with 17 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He shot 5-of-8 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line, which was nice to see after a mildly disappointing preseason. Obviously, we're not concerned and are expecting him to grow from his top-50 numbers after the break last season. He's a player you'll want to reach for.
    Saturday, 6:53 am
  • DeAndre plays 24 minutes
    DeAndre Jordan scored just two points with nine rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 24 minutes on Friday against the Clippers.

    Advice: He had a quiet preseason and it is a minor concern to see Spencer Hawes have a decent month. Although, Jordan looked good in spots on defense, so he's not going to take a major hit. We wouldn't expect him to be in the top 10 for minutes again this season, but he'll still be an awesome asset except for free throw shooting.
    Friday, 10:09 pm
  • Blake Griffin puts up 21 points in 25 minutes
    Blake Griffin scored 21 points in 25 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with three rebounds, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: On the down side, he shot just 1-of-3 from the line, which has been a problem in his last four. Griffin did have a positive stretch after the break at the line, so maybe that was a fluke, or maybe not. Still, he's probably going to be the top scorer at power forward and add other stats, as well.
    Friday, 10:07 pm
  • Who's the Boss? Ed Davis w/ big double-double
    Ed Davis was outstanding in the preseason finale with 15 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and no turnovers in 30 minutes against the Kings.

    Advice: He's had a couple bright spots and is going to be in the rotation to start the season. Davis probably won't be a big enough part of the offense on opening night, but any injury to a fellow Laker big man would make him an interesting option.
    Friday, 9:45 pm
  • Marc Gasol ends preseason on quiet note
    Marc Gasol's preseason came to a quiet end on Sunday, as he scored three points with two rebounds and no other stats in 12 minutes of action.

    Advice: Coach Dave Joerger simply gave his big man some rest tonight, in anticipation of their season opener on Wednesday. Gasol is relatively undervalued in most fantasy drafts, as his lackluster 2013-14 campaign was due solely to a fluke MCL injury. Expect a return to form this year, putting him in the mix for top-30 value.
    Friday, 8:10 pm
  • Larry Sanders has non-contact practice Friday
    Larry Sanders went through a non-contact practice on Friday.

    Advice: He said he "thinks" he'll be ready for the opener, which doesn't sound too encouraging. Sanders had an undisclosed minor surgery last week and the Bucks continue to keep secrets from the basketball world. He's worth a look late for his upside in blocks as long as you're not passing on better late-round prospects.
    Friday, 12:49 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (groin) out on Friday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (groin) will not play against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: He did downplay the injury at shootaround and expects to be ready for opening night. "I don't think it's that serious," Aldridge said." Just trying to be cautious right now. It's a little tender, just being safe." He had a groin injury last season and had two surgeries on his hip earlier in his career. This is also the third preseason in a row LMA entered the season with some injury concerns. He is a risky second-round target, but his owners should expect him to be ready for the opener.
    Friday, 12:18 pm
  • Henry Sims has some rebounding issues
    Henry Sims grabbed just one rebound in 33 minutes of action against the Pistons on Thursday, adding 17 points, one assist, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: Andrea Bargnani is jealous of Sims' rebounding rate tonight. Anyway, he's still favored to start and should have some low-end fantasy value if he can keep Arnett Moultrie at bay. Moultrie might not even make the team, so Sims is worth a look late.
    Thursday, 8:24 pm
  • Nerlens Noel puts up a 5x5 with fouls
    Nerlens Noel put up a massive line in his preseason finale on Thursday, scoring eight points with eight rebounds, one assist, five steals, five blocks and six fouls in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Well, hello. Noel had been fairly quiet in the blocks category with just 1.7 blocks per game in his previous three, but tonight was just ridiculous. On top of that, he averaged 9.3 boards per game over his last three. On the down side, he did only shoot 15-of-37 (40.5 percent) from the field and 8-of-18 (44.4 percent) from the line in the preseason. This monster game is probably going to bump up his ADP by a round or two, so you might have to pounce in the fourth round to get him. We'd probably prefer safer options for where he'll go and we'd like him a lot more in the fifth.
    Thursday, 7:51 pm
  • Roy Hibbert takes 14 shots against CHA
    Roy Hibbert made just 5-of-14 from the field for 10 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one block and four turnovers against the Hornets.

    Advice: Yes, it's an ugly shooting line and the turnovers are bad, but that's a nice usage rate, which figures to climb this season. Al Jefferson blocked him four times tonight, so the ugly line wasn't him just missing easy shots. If you miss out on blocks and are OK with an inept offensive center, Hibbert is an OK target late in your draft.
    Thursday, 6:52 pm
  • Luis Scola gets busy against the Hornets
    Luis Scola scored 15 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: David West (ankle) is very questionable to start the year, so we should see a lot of Scola to start the season. He's never really been a consistent fantasy asset because he rarely contributes in other categories besides points and boards. Scola is more of a short-term add and we like Chris Copeland more as a late-round pick for his upside.
    Thursday, 6:48 pm
  • Jackson says Amare Stoudemire key to success
    Knicks president Phil Jackson thinks Amare Stoudemire will be the key to the team's success in 2014-15.

    Advice: "One of the keys to the season will be the play of Amar'e Stoudemire," Jackson said. "Although his tender knees will require his playing time and his practice time to be carefully monitored, we hope he'll be able to play four rotations of eight minutes per game." While it's nice to hear Jackson speak highly of Stoudemire, the 32-minute cap he referenced is even better news for fantasy owners as STAT averaged just 22.6 minutes in 2013-14. The 32-year-old's best days are behind him, but he can still be a serviceable late-round flier if his minutes stay above 30 per game this season.
    Thursday, 8:16 am
  • Blake Griffin accused of club altercation
    Blake Griffin has been accused by a man of attacking a man during an argument over a photo in a Las Vegas nightclub last weekend.

    Advice: Griffin has not been charged after a 39-year-old man filed a battery complaint with Las Vegas police saying that the Clippers' star slapped him after an argument surrounding a photo. We'll have to await more news on this situation, but it doesn't sound like anything that should preclude fantasy owners from taking Griffin in the late-first or early-second round of their fantasy drafts.
    Thursday, 7:45 am
  • Blake Griffin returns for 35 points
    Blake Griffin came off a day of rest and racked up 35 points, seven rebounds, two steals and no blocks on 14-of-26 shooting on Wednesday.

    Advice: Griffin looked great tonight, but didn't block a shot (as usual), and struggled from the line at 7-of-13. His free throw shooting really took a positive jump last season, and while this line doesn't put us in panic mode, it does give us pause. Griffin is going to be a solid late-first, or early-second round pick in all formats. Owners just have to hope tonight's free throw shooting isn't indicative of what's to come.
    Wednesday, 10:46 pm
  • Spencer Hawes posts 8 & 10 in start for DJ
    Spencer Hawes started for DeAndre Jordan (rest) on Wednesday and had eight points, 10 rebounds and two steals in 36 minutes.

    Advice: As long as Jordan is healthy, Hawes is going to struggle to see enough minutes to make much of a fantasy dent.
    Wednesday, 10:44 pm
  • Markieff Morris struggles again in loss
    Markieff Morris hit just 3-of-9 shots and no 3-pointers for 12 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal on Wednesday.

    Advice: His preseason hasn't gone quite as we had planned, but we're still on board with Morris. Anthony Tolliver didn't do much tonight and any talk of Morris coming off the bench has been quelled.
    Wednesday, 10:27 pm
  • Carlos Boozer quiet in win over 'Blazers'
    Carlos Boozer hit 3-of-8 shots for eight points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 24 minutes against the Portland B-squad.

    Advice: As usual, Boozer didn't block a shot, and it would have been nice to see him play better against the Blazers' bench (Damian Lillard was the only starter to play). Boozer is averaging 13.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and two steals over his last five games, but it's possible those numbers take a positive jump once the season starts. Julius Randle played well tonight, and is the biggest threat to Boozer struggling this season, but he's still worth a late draft pick in most leagues.
    Wednesday, 9:32 pm
  • Marc Gasol in midseason form early
    Marc Gasol hit 6-of-10 shots for 16 points, nine rebounds and two blocks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's had a nice preseason and is ready to go. Andre Drummond, DeAndre Jordan and Dwight Howard get most of the hype as fantasy centers, but Gasol might be the most efficient player of the group.
    Wednesday, 8:05 pm
  • Uh oh Antetokounmpo: Giannis shoots 0-of-7
    Giannis Antetokoumpo missed all seven shots from the field in an otherwise stat-stuffing Wednesday game, adding one point at the line, five rebounds, three assists, four steals, three blocks and eight turnovers in 25 minutes.
    Wednesday, 7:49 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan, Jamal Crawford resting
    DeAndre Jordan and Jamal Crawford got the night off on Wednesday.

    Advice: Blake Griffin and Chris Paul sat out on Tuesday, so this is just a day off for two of the Clippers better players.
    Wednesday, 7:41 pm
  • Amare Stoudemire scores 13 with 8 boards
    Amare Stoudemire played 21 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday with 13 points, eight rebounds, one assist and five turnovers.

    Advice: He is not going to have a minutes restriction, but will likely rest in some back-to-back sets. Fantasy owners probably shouldn't bother and find other late-round targets.
    Wednesday, 7:38 pm
  • Thunder extend Steven Adams
    The Thunder exercised their third-year option on Steven Adams.

    Advice: For the second preseason in a row, Adams has been one of the best young big men in the league. This time around, he should get a chance to start over Kendrick Perkins (quad). He's on the radar as a late-round target.
    Wednesday, 5:14 pm
  • Jordan Hill (neck) could miss preseason games
    Jordan Hill is dealing with a strained neck and could miss some preseason action.

    Advice: He might sit on Wednesday and/or on Friday. Hill's injury is not considered serious and we'd expect him to be ready for the opener on Tuesday. He's a fine late-round sleeper.
    Wednesday, 4:52 pm
  • Hill wouldn't have come back with D'Antoni
    Jordan Hill said he wouldn't have been back with the Lakers if they retained coach Mike D'Antoni.

    Advice: "If Mike was here, I wouldn't be back," Hill said. "That's the way it was. No disrespect to Mike, but apparently I didn't fit his system. Why would I come back?" Hill was shuffled in and out of the lineup for D'Antoni, so this isn't a surprise. He is locked in as the starting center and is a great target in the later rounds. If he stays healthy, he could be a terrific asset.
    Wednesday, 12:53 pm
  • Nerlens Noel probably won't start on Thurs.
    Nerlens Noel (illness) is not expected to start on Thursday night.

    Advice: He's been out for a week with his illness and may have his minutes limited. Noel is fully expected to start the season opener and he's going to have some ups and downs in his rookie year. Fantasy owners can target him in the middle rounds.
    Wednesday, 11:16 am
  • Alex Len (finger) expects to return Wednesday
    Alex Len (finger) practiced on Tuesday and expects to return for Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He fractured his pinkie in a fluke accident during training camp and will wear a protective brace, but it'll be great to see him on the court prior to the regular season. Len slots in as a backup C for the time being, and he's not yet part of the equation for standard-league owners.
    Wednesday, 6:23 am
  • Spencer Hawes starts, has a bit of everything
    Spencer Hawes had 14 points and seven rebounds in a start at PF on Tuesday, with Blake Griffin resting as a precaution.

    Advice: Hawes chipped in two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in just 28 minutes, highlighting his unique skill-set for a seven-footer. He was a top-50 player in just 31 minutes last season, and shouldn't see fewer than 25 per game backing up Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, so don't be afraid to grab him in the final rounds.
    Tuesday, 10:29 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan picking up where he left off
    DeAndre Jordan had 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in a losing effort on Tuesday, while making 5-of-8 FGs and 3-of-6 FTs.

    Advice: He's picking up right where he left off last season, shooting 76 percent over the past five games while racking up copious rebounds, steals and blocks. His FT shooting is worse than ever (37 percent in the preseason), so roto owners must be wary of his ability to tank a category single-handedly.
    Tuesday, 10:24 pm
  • Blazers to rest all starters but Lillard
    The Blazers are expected to rest all of their starters except for Damian Lillard during Wednesday's exhibition vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Terry Stotts is just giving his core players a break during a meaningless game, and this has zero impact on any player's fantasy outlook.
    Tuesday, 10:14 pm
  • Jordan Hill scores preseason-high 14 points
    Jordan Hill scored a preseason-high 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting vs. Phoenix on Tuesday, adding seven rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Hill hasn't earned much hype this offseason but he's an excellent late-round fantasy option. As a taste of his upside, consider his stats after the All-Star-break last year: 12.8 points on 56.3 percent shooting, 8.6 boards, 0.7 steals and 1.3 blocks in just 24 minutes per game.
    Tuesday, 10:03 pm
  • Markieff Morris shoots 3-of-10 for seven pts
    Markieff Morris struggled in 27 minutes vs. the Lakers, shooting 3-of-10 from the field for seven points, four rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: He chipped in one 3-pointer and one steal, and he has plenty of upside thanks to his statistical versatility and a guaranteed starting job. Don't let a few quiet preseason games fool you -- Kieff is poised for a big season.
    Tuesday, 10:01 pm
  • Ed Davis impressive off bench vs. Phoenix
    Lakers PF Ed Davis came off the bench for 11 points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals and three blocks in 23 spirited minutes vs. the Suns on Tuesday.

    Advice: Davis has quickly emerged as coach Byron Scott's preferred backup big man, reducing Robert Sacre to an afterthought. He's worth a flier pick in deep leagues, as he has the potential to average 5+ rebounds and 1+ blocks with low-volume, high-percentage points.
    Tuesday, 10:00 pm
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