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    • C.J. Watson returned to action on Sunday December 21. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:23 pm
    • Kobe Bryant may sit out to rest fatigued body
      Kobe Bryant admitted after Sunday's game that he's fatigued and may soon miss a game to rest, saying, "I don't have much of a choice if [my] body is feeling the way it's feeling right now."

      Advice: The Lakers can't feasibly contend for a playoff spot out West, and Kobe is owed a guaranteed $25 million next year, so a few precautionary DNPs seem inevitable as the season progresses. He shot 8-of-30 from the field and committed nine turnovers in a seven-point loss on Sunday and Lakers coach Byron Scott agreed that L.A.'s resident superstar might need some rest. We'll keep a close eye on Kobe's status for games on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday this week. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:12 pm
    • Ramon Sessions (back) picks up DNP-CD
      Ramon Sessions (back) was available for Sunday's game but he did not leave the Kings' bench.

      Advice: Darren Collison logged 40 minutes as the team's starting PG and rookie Ray McCallum chipped in a pair of rebounds and assists in 11 minutes off the bench, allowing the Kings to rest Sessions a while longer. We're taking him off the injury report, and he should resume a 10-20 minute role vs. the Warriors on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:02 pm
    • Nick Young buries four 3-pointers, scores 26
      Nick Young hit four 3-pointers in Sunday's loss to the Kings, which he finished with 26 points, five boards, one assist and two steals in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He was in danger of missing this game after his altercation with Steven Adams on Friday, so his owners have to be thrilled with this result. Swaggy P has been phenomenal all season, and with rumors going around that Kobe Bryant may be rested, Young's value is only going to get higher as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:58 pm
    • C.J. Watson (illness) starts, logs 29 minutes
      C.J. Watson returned from a sinus infection to finish Sunday's road win in Minnesota with seven points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, four assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: Unfortunately, the impending return of George Hill makes Watson an unlikely source of long-term value -- he played 29 minutes on Sunday and that number will only decrease in the coming weeks. Former starter Donald Sloan also remains a threat to Watson's value, finishing Sunday's game with 10 points and seven assists in 19 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:46 pm
    • Russell Westbrook drops 29 points in loss
      Russell Westbrook dropped 29 points on 10-of-27 shooting in Sunday's loss to the Pelicans, adding eight assists, five boards and three steals in 35 minutes.

      Advice: He was criticized for not passing the ball enough during Sunday's loss, but it's tough to blame him given how well he has played this season. "When we won eight in a row nobody said nothing about not passing," Westbrook said, "so I don't want to hear it now." He's been playing at an MVP level and has earned the right to shoot at will, especially with Kevin Durant (ankle) sidelined. Expect Westbrook to answer his critics and take out his frustration against Portland on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:30 pm
    • Tyreke Evans scores 12 with seven assists Sun
      Tyreke Evans played 36 minutes on Sunday, scoring 12 points to go with seven assists, two boards and three steals.

      Advice: While this line isn't that impressive, the good news was that Evans appeared to move around the court very well and it didn't seem like his knee gave him any problems. Evans carries a little risk with his injury history, but as long as he stays active he will continue to play well in what has become his bounce-back season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:10 pm
    • Jrue Holiday double-doubles in win Sunday
      Jrue Holiday managed a double-double on Sunday vs. the Thunder, finishing with 11 points, 15 assists, one board, four steals and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He did shoot just 4-of-12 from the field and turned the ball over four times, but he was matched up against Russell Westbrook so his owners should be thrilled with this performance. Yet to miss a game this season, Holiday is rewarding owners who took a gamble on him and is showing no signs of slowing down as the Pelicans pursue a berth in the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:05 pm
    • Jodie Meeks scores 13 points in loss to Nets
      Jodie Meeks missed all of his 3-point attempts but still finished Sunday's game 6-of-9 from the field for 13 points in a tough road loss to the Nets.

      Advice: He added one rebound, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes off the bench, and it seems like only a matter of time before he claims a starting job ahead of Kyle Singler (two points in 21 minutes), or even Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (20 points in 33 minutes). Meeks was a very effective fantasy player with the Lakers last season, and he has enough upside to warrant a stash in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:05 pm
    • John Wall struggles in loss to Suns on Sunday
      John Wall struggled in a loss against the Suns on Sunday, shooting just 5-of-15 from the field and finishing with 14 points, eight assists, five boards and three steals in 38 minutes.

      Advice: The fact that he was struggling in this game and still managed to put up these kinds of numbers speaks volumes about how well he has played recently. Wall is spoiling his owners this season and he's easily become one of the elite point guards in the NBA. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:19 pm
    • Kobe Bryant shoots 8-of-30 in loss Sunday
      Kobe Bryant shot just 8-of-30 in Sunday's loss to the Kings, adding five boards, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: If you thought the shooting was bad enough, Bryant managed to turn the ball over nine times and was clearly lumbering around the court. Bryant is without a doubt fatigued, and coach Byron Scott actually hinted that he might opt to rest him for a game soon. Owners may want to sell-high if they still can, because the Lakers are quickly heading for another lost season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:03 pm
    • Eric Bledsoe leads Suns to win on Sunday
      Eric Bledsoe led the Suns to a win over the Wizards on Sunday, finishing with 17 points, nine boards, three assists, one steal and one block in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He had 25 points with 10 rebounds on Saturday, so hopefully he can keep rebounding and scoring at a high rate. Bledsoe probably won't see more than 30 minutes most nights as long as Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas are healthy, but Bledsoe should continue to be an elite asset moving forward. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:36 pm
    • Greivis Vasquez busts out w/ 21-5-4 line
      Greivis Vasquez took advantage of the increased opportunity with Landry Fields (concussion) sidelined on Sunday, and put up 21 points (three 3-pointers), five assists, and four rebounds in a Raptors' win.

      Advice: Vasquez has been struggling lately coming off the bench, but got things going tonight against a terrible Knicks team. The Knicks often give up big lines to opposing guards, so that can't be discounted with tonight's line. Given how inconsistent Vasquez' has been this year, we'll need to see a couple more games like this before recommending the add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:33 pm
    • Courtney Lee plays only 23 minutes vs. Cavs
      Courtney Lee shot 1-of-5 from the field in Sunday's road loss, finishing with four points, three rebounds, two assists and one block.

      Advice: This was Lee's third single-digit performance in the past four games and he played only 23 minutes before taking a seat, but fantasy owners shouldn't over-react. His subtly efficient and well-rounded production has given him mid-round fantasy value this season, and he's played at least 30 minutes in all but one of the Grizzlies' past six games. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:11 pm
    • Mike Conley logs 25 minutes in road loss
      Mike Conley had only 11 points, two rebounds, five assists and one steal in 25 minutes on Sunday, as the Grizzlies lost on the road in Miami.

      Advice: He didn't turn the ball over but shot just 5-of-13 from the field, and wound up with minimal playing time as coach Dave Joerger tried in vain to find a winning combination. Beno Udrih pitched in two points and five assists in 19 minutes off the bench, while Nick Calathes added four points and four dimes in 14 minutes. Both guys should fade into irrelevance with Conley reclaiming more minutes vs. the Jazz on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:11 pm
    • Kyle Lowry scores 22 points, dishes 9 assists
      Kyle Lowry put up 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting during Sunday's win, adding nine assists, four rebounds, two 3-pointers, three steals, and four turnovers.

      Advice: Lowry also shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe as his career-year continues. He's hitting career-highs in points (19.4) and assists (7.8) this season, and is the main reason the Raptors currently own a record of 21-6 despite not having DeMar DeRozan. Keep rolling him out there as he establishes himself as an elite point guard in the league. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:05 pm
    • Jose Calderon goes for 15 & 10 vs. Toronto
      Jose Calderon put up 15 points and 10 assists against his former team on Sunday, while adding one 3-pointer, three rebounds, and two turnovers.

      Advice: Calderon is averaging just 8.5 points, 3.9 assists, and 1.5 three-pointers per game this season over 30 minutes of action. However, his numbers have been trending up lately, and he's scored 15, 21, and 12 points in his last three outings. He remains a buy-low candidate, but with New York being the mess that they are, there are no guarantees he turns things around. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:29 pm
    • C.J. Watson (illness) starting Sunday vs. MIN
      C.J. Watson (illness) will start vs. the Timberwolves on Sunday.

      Advice: Watson missed one game with a sinus infection and he should be fine from a conditioning standpoint, while his return sends Donald Sloan back to the Pacers' bench. Watson is worth a look for temporary points and assists. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:49 pm
    • Ramon Sessions (back) upgraded to probable
      Ramon Sessions (back) has been upgraded to probable for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: As long as Darren Collison is healthy, Sessions won't be worth using in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:22 pm
    • Nick Young will play Sunday vs. Sacramento
      Nick Young will not be suspended for his flagrant 2 foul on Steve Adams during Friday's game, and he will suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: Young is averaging 14.9 points and 2.3 three-pointers per game this season on 40.8 percent shooting from the field, go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:05 pm
    • Derrick Rose (illness) expects to play Monday
      Derrick Rose (illness) said barring any setbacks, he intends to play Monday vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: "I'm feeling a lot better. Getting my energy back. Just fatigued the last couple of days," said Rose. Considering he's just dealing with an illness, and he's currently on the mend, a "setback" isn't something that's very likely. His return would send Kirk Hinrich back to the bench, and Aaron Brooks would go back to being a negligible option in most leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:28 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • James Harden (hamstring) probable for Monday
      James Harden (strained left hamstring) is probable to play Monday vs. Portland.

      Advice: Harden injured his hamstring during Saturday's game vs. Atlanta, but played through the strain and put up 18 points, six rebounds, and a season-high 14 assists over 39 minutes of action so we'd expect him to give it a go on Monday. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:17 pm
    • Landry Fields (concussion) out on Sunday
      Landry Fields (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Knicks.

      Advice: He failed a concussion test on Sunday morning and he will now have to pass the NBA's protocol for concussions before being cleared again. James Johnson is the main beneficiary in Fields' absence, and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:57 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Derrick Rose practices partially on Sunday
      Derrick Rose (illness) practiced partially on Sunday, and head coach Tom Thibodeau is hopeful he'll be able to play for Monday's game vs. Toronto.

      Advice: The Bulls are always going to be cautious with Rose, but at least he has a shot to play in this one. We should have further updates after shootaround on Monday, and we will provide those as needed. Expect Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks to pick up the slack if Rose can't go. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:52 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • Lance Stephenson clashing with teammates
      According to league sources, Lance Stephenson is clashing with his teammates in the locker room, but coach Steve Clifford is hopeful that Charlotte's veterans will help Stephenson become more of a team player.

      Advice: This isn't surprising by any means, as Stephenson has been a major disappointment so far in Charlotte. However, it appears that the Hornets are no longer aggressively shopping him, as they feel like his value is too low to deal him right now. Unless Stephenson returns from his hip injury soon and starts to turn things around, he will be a really tough player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:22 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Den
    • Goran Dragic to keep open mind in free agency
      Goran Dragic will keep an open mind if he enters free agency in the offseason.

      Advice: "It's still early to talk about that," Dragic said. "Right now, I want to be 100 percent focused on the team and try to help the team and players. In the offseason, I'm going to probably sit down with my family first and with my agent and try to explore all the options. From there, I'll try to choose the one best for me." There is no doubt that Dragic is an elite point guard, and he will definitely draw some major interest from several different teams. It would not be surprising to see some teams try to pry him away at the trade deadline if the Suns don't feel like Dragic will return, but for now nothing is close to developing and we will pass along updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:05 am
    • J.J. Redick scores 23 points vs. Bucks
      J.J. Redick scored 23 points against the Bucks with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He's so hot right now. Over his last 11 games, he posted a 68.9 true shooting percentage with 17.5 points, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.9 triples. Redick has been flirting with fifth-round value in that span, so keep him owned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:45 pm
    • O.J. Mayo scores three points
      O.J. Mayo scored three points in 23 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday with one rebound, three assists and two turnovers.

      Advice: Well, he had three solid outings before this one, but a sub-par game from Mayo is nothing new. He only has season averages of 0.7 steals, 1.2 triples and 0.2 blocks to go with 1.9 turnovers, so there really are not enough positives to add him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:16 pm
       
      Player Note
      O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    • Wilson Chandler scores four points
      Wilson Chandler could not get it going against the Pacers on Saturday with four points, three rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made 1-of-10 from the field and is in a mini-slump from beyond the arc, making just three of his last 15 attempts. Chandler is still getting solid minutes even with Danilo Gallinari suddenly coming on. He's still worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:53 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey stinks in 35 minutes
      Rodney Stuckey was a disaster during one of the ugliest games of the year, making 1-of-10 from the field for four points, two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers.

      Advice: This was bad and Stuckey is known for his inefficient games. In fact, tonight was the 37th game of his career with a field goal percentage failing to crack 10.0 percent (with at least one attempt). This is what his owners will have to deal with, so adjust accordingly. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:31 pm
    • Rajon Rondo has a mediocre debut, scores six
      Rajon Rondo had an underwhelming Dallas debut on Saturday, making 3-of-11 from the field for six points with seven rebounds, nine assists, two steals and four turnovers.

      Advice: He was a bystander as Monta had it all. Rondo's shot selection wasn't great tonight and the Mavericks might want him to dial down his mid-range jumpers if they want to remain No. 1 in offensive efficiency. The Celtics led the NBA in pace while he was there -- Dallas was 11th at the time of the trade -- while Rondo is posting career lows in several categories, so it's hard to get too excited about his fantasy value in standard leagues. He's obviously still worth owning, though. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:02 pm
    • James Harden (hamstring) double-doubles
      James Harden needed to go to the locker room in the first half due to a hamstring injury on Saturday and did return in the second quarter, finishing with 18 points, six rebounds, 14 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers during a 104-97 loss.

      Advice: He played 39 minutes and the injury didn't seem to bother him much. The Rockets are off until Monday when they'll get a much anticipated rematch against the Blazers, so Harden owners can expect him to suit up for that one. Of course there is a chance he deals with soreness. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:45 pm
    • Ramon Sessions (back strain) iffy for Sunday
      Ramon Sessions (strained lower back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

      Advice: He has been hit-or-miss off of the Kings bench this year, and is not reliable enough for owners in standard leagues. Check back before tip-off Sunday, and expect Ray McCallum to step into the rotation if Sessions sits. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:58 pm
    • Tyreke Evans looks awful on Saturday
      Tyreke Evans (right knee) returned from a one-game absence on Saturday, making 2-of-11 from the field for six points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 23 minutes during a blowout loss.

      Advice: He wasn't quite as aggressive as usual, but it's not necessarily because of his knee bruise. Evans has dealt with a slew of leg injuries in his career and he did have his right knee scoped in the offseason, so expect the Pelicans to monitor him. He should be ready to go for Sunday against the Thunder. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:13 pm
    • James Harden returns after hurting hamstring
      James Harden strained his hamstring in Saturday's game vs. the Hawks, but has since returned.

      Advice: This is incredible news for the Rockets, and it looks like Harden dodged a bullet here. We will obviously monitor him closely, and we will provide updates as needed. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:49 pm
    • C.J. Watson (illness) out for Saturday's game
      C.J. Watson (illness) is out for Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets, and Donald Sloan will draw the start.

      Advice: Watson is dealing with a sinus infection, so he shouldn't be in too much danger of missing additional time. Sloan is worth a look for owners in need of short-term value, but owners in standard leagues should probably look the other way with George Hill's return on the horizon. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:39 pm
    • Tyreke Evans will play on Saturday night
      Tyreke Evans (knee) will play against the Blazers on Saturday and is expected to start.

      Advice: The Pelicans say they are going to watch him closely tonight, which doesn't mean an awful lot. Evans tends to miss more time with injuries than most players, so there's a chance he's somewhat limited tonight. Of course, Austin Rivers is not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:21 pm
    • Lance Stephenson (hip) out until Christmas
      Lance Stephenson (hip) will not play until Christmas.

      Advice: He is dealing with an injury to his pelvis and the Hornets won't have him for at least two more games following today. He should be considered questionable for Friday Dec. 26 against OKC. While he's out, Gary Neal, Gerald Henderson and Marvin Williams will benefit. None are worth owning in standard leagues, though. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:19 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Den
    • Eric Bledsoe scores 25 points in win at MSG
      Eric Bledsoe was terrific against the Knicks during a 99-90 win on Saturday with 25 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He carved up the Knicks and they didn't have anyone to cover him. Bledsoe has not been affected by the return of Isaiah Thomas, averaging 15.8 points, 4.8 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.8 triples. He can be viewed as a top-10 fantasy shooting guard. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:08 pm
    • Goran Dragic has a quiet game on Saturday
      Goran Dragic had a sub-par game against the Knicks on Saturday with 10 points, one rebound, two assists and one steal in 31 minutes.

      Advice: He was barely utilized in halfcourt sets and had a major chunk of his buckets in transition. Dragic is playing more with Isaiah Thomas and Eric Bledsoe a bit more and he should be a little better than this. Still, he's not going to come close to his fantasy value from last season. Additionally, CBS Sports reports that Dragic is the least likely to be traded. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:06 pm
    • Jose Calderon scores 21 points vs. Suns
      Jose Calderon matched his season high of 21 points against the Suns on Saturday with five rebounds, three assists and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: Finally. Calderon didn't make more than one triple in any of his previous five games and he didn't make above 47 percent from the field in any of those games either. The Knicks should give him more triples these days, so his owners can probably expect him to get it going in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:42 pm
    • Landry Fields practices, cleared of concussion
      Landry Fields was cleared for a concussion and was at practice on Saturday.

      Advice: He needed stitches to his head from Friday and it appears he will be fine. Fields plays about 20 minutes per night and only has value in extremely deep leagues. James Johnson doesn't get a bump in fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 11:16 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • C.J. Watson (illness) now questionable
      C.J. Watson is questionable for Saturday against the Nuggets with an illness.

      Advice: He was probable as of Friday with a sinus infection, so a downgrade doesn't sound promising. Watson would be looking at a chance to start, but he hasn't been involved in the offense much since his return. If he's out, Donald Sloan would be worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 11:02 am
    • Lance Stephenson (hip) highly doubtful Sat
      Lance Stephenson (hip) is highly doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: He sat out on Friday against the 76ers, and there is almost no shot that he will play vs. the Jazz. Gerald Henderson will likely draw another start, while Gary Neal will also see a boost off of the bench. Stephenson has upside, but unless he is traded to a more favorable situation he will be really tough to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:49 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Den
    • Tyreke Evans (knee) will try to play Saturday
      Tyreke Evans (knee) said that he will try to give it a go on Saturday vs. Portland.

      Advice: "It’s been swelling up pretty bad after some games, but it really kind of got me on the road," Evans said. "I just have to keep getting ice and treatment. Just trying to take care of it and get it right." Owners will have to hope that he doesn't suffer a setback if he suits up on Saturday, as the Pelicans have three games in the next four days. Check back before tip-off, but it is looking like Evans has a real shot to play in this one. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:48 am
    • Nick Young not happy with Steven Adams
      Nick Young was visibly upset after being ejected in the second half of Friday's loss to the Thunder, and is not happy with Thunder center Steven Adams.

      Advice: "I got caught up in the moment, but Adams is a sneaky, dirty player," Young said. "He started talking to me the whole game, but I didn't think I was going to get ejected. I lost my mind a little bit, checked into the crazy house." Swaggy P could be looking at a suspension from the league, and if he has to miss any time Wes Johnson would see a bump in his minutes, while Wayne Ellington could also see a larger role as well. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:48 am
    • Rajon Rondo ready to perform for Dallas
      Rajon Rondo is eager to embrace his role in Dallas, and is looking forward to helping his teammates succeed.

      Advice: "I’m able to help guys make it easier for themselves offensively," Rondo said. "Just get the ball out of my hands quicker and let guys make plays." It will be very intriguing to see how Dallas decides to use Rondo, as they already let Monta Ellis handle the ball a lot. Regardless, Rondo is surrounded by a host of talented players, and he should be able to be a more efficient player than he was in Boston. Deploy him as usual against the Spurs on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:36 am
    • Kobe Bryant struggles with fatigue Friday
      Kobe Bryant struggled with fatigue in Friday's loss to the Thunder, finishing with just nine points, eight assists and eight boards in 35 minutes.

      Advice: He also shot just 3-of-15 from the field and turned the ball over three times on the night. "I did not have my legs tonight," Kobe said. "It’s frustrating and I have to figure it out." While he will bounce back from this performance, it will be interesting to see how coach Byron Scott uses his star player down the stretch, especially with the Lakers rapidly falling out of the playoff race. However, Kobe will likely have to be dragged off the court before he sits out, and owners shouldn't have too many concerns just yet. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:26 am
    • Westbrook goes for 31 and 10, 13-of-13 FTs
      Russell Westbrook scored 31 points on 9-of-22 shooting (13-of-13 FTs) with five rebounds, 10 assists and one steal in Friday's win over the Lakers.

      Advice: Westbrook is producing at a top-5 level in 8-cat leagues since his return and a top-8 level in 9-cat formats. With or without Kevin Durant on the court, he could easily continue this pace and he's currently in the MVP conversation. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:31 pm
    • Jodie Meeks can't get it going
      Jodie Meeks could not get it going on Friday with four points, two boards, two assists and one block in 25 minutes.

      Advice: His minutes are increasing, but the performance hasn't been there. Meeks should be able to hold value in standard leagues once he gathers some momentum, so his owners should stick with him unless it's to add a hot free agent. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:11 pm
    • Kyle Lowry fills it up, shoots poorly
      Kyle Lowry played just 25 minutes against the Pistons on Friday during a 110-100 win with 15 points, five rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He did hit a clutch turnaround jumper to ice it, but finished making just 5-of-14 from the field. Lowry's shooting percentage hasn't dropped off too much since the loss of DeMar DeRozan, but he's getting to the line more and handing out 10 assists per night this month. He should be a No. 1 fantasy point guard all season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:02 pm
    • Nick Young gets tossed for flagrant 2 foul
      Nick Young was ejected in the second half on Friday for a flagrant 2 foul.

      Advice: He elbowed Steven Adams in the throat and this was an easy call for the refs. Young could be looking at a suspension from this one, so Wes Johnson and Wayne Ellington may see more playing time on Sunday. Swaggy P finished with 11 points, two rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:32 pm
    • Landry Fields gets stitches, out for game
      Landry Fields received stitches to his head on Friday and will not return.

      Advice: He had a scary fall and might have suffered a concussion. Fields was in the starting lineup for the Raptors, so they might need to mix it up. James Johnson replaced Fields at the time of the injury and would make the most sense. He's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:26 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • C.J. Watson (illness) is probable for Sat
      C.J. Watson (illness) is probable to play against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: He did not finish practice and has been ill since Wednesday. Watson should be fine, but his fantasy value is about to take a hit with George Hill almost ready to go. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:42 pm
    • Tyreke Evans (knee) a game-time decision Sat.
      Tyreke Evans (knee) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: If Tyreke is unable to go on Saturday, Austin Rivers would likely draw another start. However, he really doesn't do enough to be considered a quality plug-and-play option. Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson, and Anthony Davis would be in line for some additional shots with Evans sidelined, and those are the guys to target in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:10 pm
    • Rajon Rondo expected to make Mavs debut Sat.
      Rajon Rondo is expected to make his Mavs debut Saturday vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: It's worth noting that the Mavs still intend to use Monta Ellis as their primary pick-and-roll ball handler, so while the spacing on the floor will change, Ellis' role will not. Rondo should be able to get some easier looks on offense with the offensive weapons that surround him, so perhaps he can improve on his current 40.5 percent shooting from the field. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:13 am
    • Tyreke Evans (knee) limited at practice Fri.
      Tyreke Evans (knee) was limited to some light shooting drills during Friday's practice, and he's questionable to play Saturday vs. Portland.

      Advice: There remains some swelling in Evans knee, and he will take some anti-inflammatory medication and test his knee during shootaround Saturday morning. Austin Rivers stepped into the starting lineup on Thursday with Evans sidelined, but only managed to put up 10 points and six assists over 35 minutes of action. If Evans is unavailable, there will be more shots to go around for guys like Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson, and Anthony Davis. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:06 am
    • Derrick Rose (illness) out Friday vs. Memphis
      Derrick Rose (illness) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Expect Kirk Hinrich to draw the start, Aaron Brooks to see extended minutes off the bench, and Jimmy Butler to be tasked with running the offense. The Bulls don't play again until Monday, so we'll consider Rose questionable for that one. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:21 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • Report: Stephenson no longer on trading block
      The Hornets have reportedly pulled Lance Stephenson off the trading block as none of the offers they received were enticing enough to pull the trigger on a deal.

      Advice: The Hornets believe that Stephenson's groin injury has hindered him all season, and is the main culprit to his lack of production thus far. Charlotte feels that the injury affected Stephenson's movement and conditioning, and they would like to see him at full strength before sending him away for pennies on the dollar. While Stephenson may get traded away at some point this season, it is not likely to happen any time soon. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:01 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Den
    • Lance Stephenson (hip) will not play Friday
      Lance Stephenson (hip) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the 76ers, and he's being listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: This is just a reminder to get Stephenson out of your lineups. Gerald Henderson, Gary Neal, and Michael Kidd Gilchrist will all be asked to step up with Stephenson sidelined in a favorable matchup vs. the 76ers. MKG and Neal offer the most upside, but neither is a lock for production. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:03 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Den
    • Mavs 'confident' they can re-sign Rajon Rondo
      The Mavs are reportedly very "confident" that they'll be able to re-sign Rajon Rondo this offseason.

      Advice: Rondo had indicated before the trade that he'd be open to re-signing with the Mavs, so it seems to be just a formality at this point. There will be some growing pains with Rondo as he adjusts to a new system in Dallas, and it'll be interesting to see how he and Monta Ellis co-exist in the backcourt. Still, Rondo should be able to provide high assist totals while running Dallas’ high-octane offense. We recently wrote that he had a No. 129 value in standard leagues, but neglected to differentiate between 8- and 9-cat value at the time. He is the No. 77 value in 8-cat leagues and our apologies for the omission. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:39 am
    • Report: Heat express interest in Stephenson
      The Heat have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Lance Stephenson.

      Advice: Add Miami to the list of suitors that currently includes Indiana, Brooklyn, and the Los Angeles Clippers. Stephenson would have the most value in a return Indiana, but right now, everything is in the very early stages and nothing is imminent. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:19 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Den
    • Russell Westbrook scores 33 points in loss
      Russell Westbrook scored 33 points against the Warriors on Thursday on 11-of-30 from the field and 8-of-12 from the line, adding three rebounds, eight assists, two steals, six turnovers and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: It was the Russell Westbrook Show -- a great show, by the way -- in the second half as he posted a ridiculous usage rate of 46.5 to go with an assist percentage of 27.3. Westbrook is easily of the best players in the league and all of his naysayers have decided to hide out for a while. He can stuff a stat sheet like only a few others can and should be viewed as a first-round asset in standard leagues. He might be the best player for Daily Fantasy Sites this side of Anthony Davis. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:44 pm
    • O.J. Mayo scores 19 points in a win
      O.J. Mayo scored 19 points in just 23 minutes against the Kings on Thursday with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He started out red hot with 17 of those 19 coming in the first quarter, but cooled off with some fouling issues. Surprisingly, Mayo's worst quarter this season has been the first and he's been able to exhibit some added effort on both ends. What's more, his fouling has been his biggest issue with at least five fouls in three of his last five. He's more of a player to track in standards, but a big game could change that. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:22 pm
       
      Player Note
      O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    • James Harden scores 21 points in a loss
      James Harden scored 21 points on 8-of-23 from the field during a 99-90 loss to the Pelicans on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Kudos to Austin Rivers for actually doing something most players can't do: Keep Harden in check. Obviously Harden is one of the biggest stat-stuffers in the NBA, leading the NBA in scoring and free throw makes with two steals per night. He did play the second half of a back-to-back, so he'll be fine. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:31 pm
    • Derrick Rose not traveling with team to Memphis
      Derrick Rose (illness) is not traveling with the Bulls for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: He could travel on his own, but we would consider Rose doubtful to play. After playing 11 in a row, he's going to miss his second consecutive game. The former MVP is the most annoying player to own and his owners have probably checked for updates more than any other player. Aaron Brooks is worth a look in a sub-par matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:31 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • Jose Calderon doesn't take any treys
      Jose Calderon did not attempt any attempts from 3-point range on Thursday against the Bulls, scoring 12 points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Tonight was the first game in which he played at least 34 minutes and did not take an attempt fro beyond the arc since Feb. 15, 2012. Calderon also has just 2.9 attempt from deep per game this month, which is his lowest in a month since March 2012. Hopefully, the Knicks remember why they picked him up and have him shoot more triples. He's a nice buy-low player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:04 pm
    • Not Ready: Lance Stephenson (hip) out Friday
      Lance Stephenson (hip) will not play against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: He did not travel due to his pelvic sprain and is expected to miss at least another game. With Stephenson out, Gerald Henderson, Gary Neal and Michael Kidd Gilchrist will likely pick up some minutes. Neal is likely to benefit most, especially since he closes out several games for coach Steve Clifford. Stephenson's value can't get much lower than this. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:28 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Den
    • 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
      Thursday, 4:12 pm
    • 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
      Thursday, 3:19 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • Report: Rajon Rondo traded to Mavericks
      The Celtics have agreed in principle to deal Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks in exchange for Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder and two draft picks, according to ESPN.com.

      Advice: It's certainly not a deal like the one the Jazz received for Deron Williams, the Nuggets got for Carmelo Anthony or the Magic pulled off for Dwight Howard, but there are assets here. Of course, the Celtics lost a lot of their leverage because of Rondo's poor play and ACL tear, so it's not a bad deal. As for Rondo's fantasy value, he's likely to lose some value. He is likely going to have to give up some ball-handling responsibilities, so he is likely to lose his current lead for assists per game. Rondo has only held No. 129 value on the season in standard leagues, so it's going to be awfully tough to deal him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:03 pm
    • Dallas emerging as frontrunners for Rondo
      Boston and Dallas are reportedly discussing a deal that would send Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, and a first-round draft pick to Boston in exchange for Rajon Rondo.

      Advice: That would be a nice haul for the Mavericks, and Boston's frontcourt would become even more confusing with Wright, Kelly Olynyk, Tyler Zeller, and Brandon Bass all vying for minutes. Rondo would join one of the most crowded backcourts in the NBA, and he would essentially kill the value of Jameer Nelson. If this trade goes through, it’ll be interesting to see if Rondo and Monta Ellis can co-exist. Marcus Smart will become the Celtics' starting point guard when Rondo is dealt (if another point guard doesn't come back), and he is worth stashing in all leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:26 pm
    • Report: BOS's asking price too high for SAC
      Boston's asking price for Rajon Rondo is reportedly too high for Sacramento to re-engage in talks, according to sources of Yahoo! Sports.

      Advice: There are plenty of rumors flying around right now, but if true, this news bodes well for Darren Collison whose value would take a substantial hit if Rondo ended up in Sac-town. As it stands right now, the Mavericks appear to be the frontrunners in the Rondo sweepstakes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:44 pm
    • Kobe Bryant (rest) doesn't practice Thursday
      Kobe Bryant (rest) was not a participant during Thursday's practice.

      Advice: He's fine and coach Bryon Scott is just giving him a prescribed rest day. He'll have a tough matchup vs. OKC on Friday, but remains a must-start option every time he's in uniform. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:21 pm
    • Report: Lakers trying to bring in Rajon Rondo
      The Lakers have reportedly offered multiple draft picks and Steve Nash for Rajon Rondo.

      Advice: The Mavs are currently the favorite to land Rondo, but the Rockets and Lakers have also thrown their names into the mix. There will be a lot of rumors flying around with regards to Rondo, but it's looking like there's a strong possibility that he is moved at some point this season, meaning Marcus Smart makes sense as a stash-candidate. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:06 am
    • Lakers offer picks and Nash for Rajon Rondo
      The Lakers have offered multiple picks and Steve Nash's expiring contract to the Celtics for Rajon Rondo, according to sources.

      Advice: By our count, the Rondo sweepstakes now includes the Mavericks, Rockets, Kings, Knicks, and Lakers bidding for the point guard's services. It's unclear what Celtics president Danny Ainge will do with his myriad of offers, but it's becoming clear that Rondo won't be wearing Celtic green for much longer. Fantasy owners would be wise to stash Marcus Smart before a trade becomes official. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:59 am
    • 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
      Thursday, 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
      Thursday, 9:35 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • Lance Stephenson doubtufl for next two games
      Lance Stephenson (pelvis) is doubtful for the Hornets' next two games with a pelvic sprain.

      Advice: The Hornets play the 76ers on Friday and the Jazz on Saturday and it looks like they'll have to do so without Stephenson. We'll update his status after Friday's shootaround, but fantasy owners can expect to see more of Gerald Henderson, Marvin Williams, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Gary Neal if Stephenson is out for the weekend. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:30 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Den
    • 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
      Thursday, 7:37 am
    • Rajon Rondo open to re-signing with DAL/HOU
      Rajon Rondo has indicated that he is open to re-signing with Dallas or Houston if he is traded to either team.

      Advice: With Rondo set to be a free agent after the season, any team trading for him would seek assurances that he would re-sign and reports say that he would be open to doing so with the Mavericks and Rockets. While a trade to the Rockets would benefit Rondo's fantasy owners more than a deal to the Mavericks, owners with an open roster spot would be wise to take a flier on Marcus Smart. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:11 am
    • James Harden scores 41 points in OT win
      James Harden added his newest piece of evidence in his bid for MVP during a 115-111 overtime win over the Nuggets on Wednesday scoring 41 points with four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made 11-of-21 from the field and 18-of-21 from the field in 45 minutes. This line is pretty ridiculous and he became the sixth player since 1985-86 to have more than 20 attempts from the field, more than 20 attempts from the line, and at least 10 assists. The other five are Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Allen Iverson and Kenny Anderson. Harden is good. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:52 am
    • Wilson Chandler scores 23 with five treys
      Wilson Chandler was outstanding against the Rockets during a 115-111 overtime loss on Wednesday with 23 points, six rebounds, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: He keeps putting up big lines and coach Brian Shaw will continue to play him huge minutes. Over his last five, Chandler has averaged 16.2 points, 6.4 boards, 1.0 steals and 2.6 triples. His fantasy owners can consider him a must-start guy, but a trade would really hurt his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:19 am
    • O.J. Mayo returned to action on Wednesday December 17. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:57 pm
       
      Player Note
      O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    • 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
      Wednesday, 11:36 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey cools off against Clippers
      Rodney Stuckey, who torched the Lakers for 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven dimes on Monday, had just 12 points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal on 6-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: The Lakers are awful against opposing guards, so tonight's line is probably a more realistic expectation from Stuckey going forward. But as long as he's starting for the Pacers, he's worth owning in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:34 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
      Wednesday, 11:07 pm
       
      Player Note
      O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    • Kyle Lowry stays hot in win over Nets
      Kyle Lowry had 20 points, three rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and just two turnovers on 7-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: He's been on fire ever since DeMar DeRozan went down with a groin injury and is showing no signs of slowing down. And given Toronto's great win-loss record this season, he's also in most MVP discussions, to boot. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:53 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
      Wednesday, 9:00 pm
    • Meeks, KCP both quiet for Pistons
      Jodie Meeks came off the bench for nine points and a 3-pointer on 2-of-8 shooting in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Starter Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played a little better than normal tonight with 14 points and three 3-pointers on 5-of-15 shooting in 28 minutes. But once Meeks is healthy and rolling, these two are probably going to split minutes, making both of them tough to use on a regular basis in fantasy. Meeks scored 20 on Monday, but a lot of that came in garbage time. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:58 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
      Wednesday, 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
      Wednesday, 2:19 pm
    • 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
      Wednesday, 12:19 pm
    • 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
      Wednesday, 9:22 am
    • Jodie Meeks is shaking off of the rust
      Jodie Meeks has been rusty since returning from an extended absence on the sidelines, but looks to build on Monday's performance after scoring 20 points in a loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: He scored 18 of his 20 points in garbage time Monday, but coach Stan Van Gundy left him in the game to shake the rust off. "I felt like I got into a bit of a rhythm," Meeks said. "It is only my third game back, so I have to take it day by day and, when I'm open, shoot it with confidence." Meeks has the ability to consistently knock down 3-pointers while also contributing assists and steals, so he should be owned in all standard leagues. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's spot in the starting lineup could soon be in jeopardy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:38 am
    • Russell Westbrook scores 32 points Tuesday
      Russell Westbrook scored 32 points on 11-of-20 shooting in Tuesday's win vs. the Kings, adding six boards, seven assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Westbrook has had at least 20 points, five boards, and five assists over his last nine games, and has played his way into MVP consideration. He has been the best player on the Thunder this season, and is doing a fine job propelling the Thunder until Kevin Durant regains his previous form. Continue to expect big things from Westbrook as the Thunder edge closer to a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:08 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
    • Jose Calderon hits 1-of-6 shots in loss
      Jose Calderon hit just 1-of-6 shots (a 3-pointer) for three points, four rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Mavericks.

      Advice: Calderon had 13 points and five assists on Sunday, but has only scored in double figures in three games this season. The entire Knicks team is a disaster this season and it's hard to say if Calderon will ever really get it going. The odds are in his favor, but whether he can stay healthy or motivated while toiling for a 5-22 team is up for debate. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:48 pm
    • Wall dominates again, Wiz improve to 18-6
      John Wall was dominant again scoring 21 points, matching a career high with 17 assists, and adding four rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers on 9-of-17 shooting as the Wizards beat the Wolves to improve their record to 18-6, and 13-2 at home.

      Advice: Wall leads the league with seven 20 & 10 points/assists games and is a legitimate MVP candidate. He's healthy, doing and saying all the right things, and playing like a superstar these days. What's not to love? Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:40 pm
    • Wilson Chandler (illness) feeling much better
      Wilson Chandler is feeling much better, and given the fact his illness has not forced him to miss any time, we're considering him probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: Chandler is having a solid season in Denver with averages of 14.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 three-pointers, 0.8 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game. Injuries will always be a concern with Wilson, but as long as he's healthy, he'll be worth owning for his across-the-board production. However, there have been a few trade rumors involving Chandler, and a move to another team would likely hurt his value. This may be a sell-high moment. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:02 pm
    • Kobe Bryant scores 21 in loss on Monday
      Kobe Bryant scored 21 points on 8-for-26 shooting to go along with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two three-pointers during Monday's loss to the Pacers.

      Advice: Bryant also set the Lakers' franchise record for fouls during the game, but wasn't in any mood to celebrate the dubious distinction. "We couldn't throw the ball in the ocean sitting on a boat. Tonight was one of those nights," Kobe said. "Sometimes you've got to pat yourself on the back for such an atrocious job." We previously wrote that Kobe was returning top-40 value and his per-game numbers check in at top 50-90 in 8- and 9-cat leagues respectively. Our apologies for the error. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:53 am
    • Pacers owner leaving Stephenson trade to Bird
      Pacers owner Herb Simon said he would support a trade to bring Lance Stephenson back to Indianapolis, but is leaving the decision to team president Larry Bird.

      Advice: With Stephenson eligible to be traded starting Monday, the Hornets have been rumored to be looking for a trade partner and the Pacers have been the low-hanging fruit in those rumors. "I'd be OK with it but it's not up to me. Larry (Bird) has to decide if he fits," Simon said. Stephenson has struggled in his short time in Charlotte, so a trade would be good news for his fantasy owners as it can't get much worse than his 38.9 percent field goal percentage and 10.4 points per game. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:33 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Den
    • Meeks scores 20 points with three treys
      Jodie Meeks scored 20 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 5-of-10 shots (3-of-5 3PTs, 7-of-7 FTs) with one rebound, four assists and two steals in 30 minutes.

      Advice: The Pistons love Meeks and they don't like a lot of the other guys on the roster so you can do the math. Look for him to handle the ball, hit threes, steal the ball and he should be owned in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:01 am
    • Lowry posts big line in win over Magic
      Kyle Lowry scored 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including four threes) with five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block in the Raptors' 95-82 win over the Magic on Monday.

      Advice: Lowry is more or less giving owners what they bargained for on draft day, returning mid-second round value with no signs of letting up. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:29 pm
    • Vasquez continues to be quiet in win
      Greivis Vasquez scored four points on 2-of-9 shooting with two rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: Vasquez just hasn't gotten it done during his window of opportunity and owners can feel free to move on. That said, he'll probably turn things around and level out at the low-end of 14-16 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:11 pm
    • Stuckey posts 20-10-7 line in blowout win
      Rodney Stuckey lit up the Lakers in Monday's 110-91 blowout win, scoring 20 points on 6-of-14 shooting with 10 rebounds and seven assists.

      Advice: Stuckey didn't hit a three or get a steal or block, but this is a very nice line to go with a pretty solid hot streak. George Hill will return at some point and knock him down a few pegs, and until then he's probably a coin flip's chance to retain low-end value in standard 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:31 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
    • Young scores 18 points with two threes
      Nick Young hit 6-of-12 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in Monday's blowout loss.

      Advice: Young hit 4-of-4 free throws and logged 23 minutes. The defensive stats are a nice bonus and he is a nice top 80-120 value (9/8 cat) when on the floor this year. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:56 pm
    • 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
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • Stephenson scores eight points on Monday
      Lance Stephenson scored eight points on 4-of-12 shooting with two rebounds, four assists and two steals in 25 minutes on Monday.

      Advice: Stephenson's two steals make this line a lot better than what we see on most nights, but the real issue here is where he'll be traded and what that will do to his value. It can't get much worse than it is in Charlotte, making him a buy low guy with a bigger name than fantasy game due to all of his deficiencies in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:35 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Den
    • 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
       
      Player Note
      O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    • 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
    • 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
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • Westbrook shooting career-high from field
      Russell Westbrook is shooting a career-high 48.9 percent from the field and a career-high 35.7 percent from behind the 3-point line.

      Advice: Westbrook has been on an absolute tear this season, and he's doing it with improved efficiency. Westbrook is averaging a ridiculous 25.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 6.8 assists to go along with 1.7 steals and 1.0 3-pointers per game. The only knock on him currently is his 4.1 turnovers per game, but considering the stats he's piling up in an average of just 29.5 minutes, none of his owners are complaining. Let Westbrook be Westbrook. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:29 am
    • Jose Calderon logs season-high 40 minutes
      Jose Calderon played a season-high 40 minutes on Sunday, scoring 13 points with five rebounds and five assists, but the result was another Knicks' loss.

      Advice: The veteran PG chipped in one 3-pointer and only turned the ball over twice, and it was nice to see him score 13 points after being held to single digits for the previous six games. The Knicks are foundering in the standings at 5-21 and Calderon has been quiet all season, but he has too much upside to think about cutting him in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:28 pm
    • Eric Bledsoe struggles in loss to Thunder
      Eric Bledsoe struggled in Sunday's loss to the Thunder, scoring 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting to go with four assists, one board, one steal and one block in just 22 minutes.

      Advice: Goran Dragic (back) was sidelined for this one, and Bledsoe was unable to keep the Suns in this game. This was not what his owners were expecting from him, but he should be much better against the Bucks on Monday. Bledsoe should still be considered a must-start option moving forward and his usage rate should rise if Dragic has to miss any more time. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:10 pm
    • Nick Young held to seven points in 24 minutes
      Nick Young was limited to seven points in 24 minutes off the bench in Sunday's road win, making 2-of-9 shots with one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He added just one rebound with two steals and wouldn't be worth owning if he didn't score at a prodigious clip -- fortunately for his owners, he'd averaged 17.7 points over the Lakers' past nine games. Young's offensive firepower is essential for the Lakers as the season progresses, making him a worthwhile player to own in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:08 pm
    • Kobe Bryant passes MJ on all-time points list
      Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list on Sunday, moving into third-place with 32,310 career points.

      Advice: The Black Mamba's legacy is secured by five NBA championships, 16 All-Star appearances, a league MVP award and two Olympic gold medals, among other accolades. Overtaking MJ on the league's scoring list is a memorable achievement and the Wolves even paused the game in Minnesota to honor Kobe. His 25.4 points per game this season have been tainted for fantasy owners by lousy 38.7 percent shooting, an unfortunate reality which should improve as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 6:59 pm
    • Russell Westbrook nearly triple-doubles Sun
      Russell Westbrook nearly triple-doubled in Sunday's win against the Suns, finishing with 28 points, eight boards, eight assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

      Advice: If this game wasn't over so quickly, he would have easily been able to notch the coveted triple-double. Instead, he was able to comfortably watch the game end from the sidelines as the Thunder destroyed the Suns. He made all 13 of his shot attempts from the free throw line and was an animal on both ends of the court all night. The Thunder are in a heated playoff race and Westbrook looks poised to put them on his back. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 6:41 pm
    • Jrue Holiday ties season high w/ 30 points
      Jrue Holiday tied his season high with 30 points on 12-of-23 shooting during Sunday's overtime loss to the Warriors, adding two 3-pointers, three rebounds, nine assists and five steals.

      Advice: Holiday missed the bulk of the 2013-14 season with a leg fracture but he's been a revelation for fantasy owners this year, averaging second-round fantasy value without a single DNP. He's a plus-contributor in every category but rebounds (3.3 per game) and blocks (0.5), and even his 1.9 turnovers per game are efficient for a starting point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 6:33 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
      Dec 14, 6:28 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
      Dec 14, 5:56 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • John Wall scores 16 points in win vs. Jazz
      John Wall stuffed the stat sheet in Sunday's home win vs. the Jazz, notching 16 points, six rebounds, eight assists, five steals and three blocks.

      Advice: He also turned the ball over five times, but that's par for the course as he averages the fifth-most turnovers of any player in the league at 3.9 per game. He's a top-10 player without that turnover-based caveat, so owners don't have much to gripe about. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 5:45 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
      Dec 14, 3:08 pm
    • Scott calls coaching Nick Young 'interesting'
      Lakers' head coach Byron Scott described coaching Nick Young as an "interesting" experience, but also "fun."

      Advice: "He cares about winning," Scott said. "That’s the thing I love about him the most. He’s a player that likes to play around and have fun and practice and enjoys playing... But when we lose games, he takes it pretty hard. That’s very important." Swaggy P, or I.D.M. (I don't miss) has been a bright spot for LA this season, and is currently averaging 15.7 points and 2.5 three-pointers per game. He's worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 12:07 pm
    • Kobe Bryant to continue running some point
      Coach Byron Scott said that Kobe Bryant will continue playing some point guard for the Lakers moving forward.

      Advice: Coach Scott added that the only reason he took Bryant out against the Spurs was because he has winded. Owners shouldn't view this as a bad thing considering the Mamba has the ball in his hands most of the time anyways, but it does negatively impact the stock of Ronnie Price and Jeremy Lin. If anything, Kobe could see a bump in his assists with the added responsibility. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 9:50 am
    • Jodie Meeks plays 20 minutes on Saturday
      Jodie Meeks played 20 minutes against the Kings on Saturday with six points, two rebounds, two assists and four steals.

      Advice: The Pistons are 2-0 with Meeks, but he hasn't played well. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is not untouchable and the two are sharing minutes, so it's fair to expect their minutes to flip-flop soon. Meeks is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 9:42 pm
    • James Harden drops third trip-dub of career
      James Harden logged the third triple-double of his career on Saturday with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He did make just 7-of-20 from the field, which dropped his season shooting to just 41.7 percent. On the other hand, he's made 89.1 percent of his 9.6 free throws per game, which boost his true shooting percentage to 57.8 percent. Harden is the third-best player in fantasy leagues despite his poor shooting and turnovers. He's a monster everywhere else, though. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 9:11 pm
    • Wilson Chandler plays 31 minutes
      Wilson Chandler (illness) played 31 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday with nine points, nine rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: There are some trade rumors swirling on Chandler, which makes sense because he's playing well. Chandler is worth owning in standard leagues now, but a trade would likely destroy his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 8:43 pm
    • Mike Conley scores season-high 36 points
      Mike Conley turned it on in the second half during a 120-115 overtime win at Philadelphia on Saturday, scoring a season-high 36 points with three rebounds, nine assists and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: Despite scoring only 17.0 points per game and posting his lowest output in steals since his rookie season, Conley has still been a top-40 player. He's one of the most unheralded fantasy stud point guards and is a strong finisher. His owner was savvy enough to draft him, so it's not going to be easy to buy low. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 8:28 pm
    • Courtney Lee scores 19 points with five dimes
      Courtney Lee had 19-point game against the 76ers on Saturday with three rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He hasn't had a big game in a while and posted just No. 109 value in standard leagues in the past two weeks. Lee has been efficient, adds steals, hits triples and doesn't turn the ball over, so he should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 8:24 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
      Dec 13, 7:46 pm
       
      Player Note
      O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    • J.J. Redick scores 25 points against Bucks
      J.J. Redick scored 25 points in a 111-106 loss to the Bucks on Saturday with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: On a night when Tobias Harris hit a game winner and Redick has a nice game, the Bucks needed to win this one to feel good about themselves. As for J.J., he's getting really hot from deep, making a ridiculous 54.8 percent from that range this month. Redick is making over three per game in December, so happy holidays to his fortunate owners. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:35 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey grabs 14 boards, scores 14
      Rodney Stuckey grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds against the Blazers on Saturday with 14 points, two assists, one steal and two turnovers.

      Advice: It was just his third double-digit rebound game in his career, which is interesting considering tonight was his 500th game in the regular season. Stuckey's minutes have held steady lately and the team will ask him to play more at shooting guard to help with the loss of C.J. Miles. He should have some low-end value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 6:24 pm
    • Wilson Chandler (illness) will play Saturday
      Wilson Chanlder (illness) will play in Saturday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: This is excellent news as the illness wasn't serious enough to make him miss any action. Chandler has run away with the starting small forward spot in Denver and has become a must-start option in all leagues. There are some rumors floating around about a trade to Oklahoma City, but a deal at this point looks unlikely and owners shouldn't be too concerned. Deploy him with confidence Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 10:23 am
    • Wilson Chandler (illness) probable Saturday
      Wilson Chandler (illness) is listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: Owners shouldn't be too concerned, as the illness isn't thought to be serious. Chandler has been fantastic this season, and has become a must-start option in fantasy leagues. His name has been floated around in trade rumors but it shouldn't have an impact on his play. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 9:14 am
    • Kobe doesn't pass Jordan on 7-of-22 night
      Kobe Bryant hit just 7-of-22 shots in Friday's win over the Spurs, scoring 22 points with five rebounds, nine assists, four steals, one three and 7-of-8 makes from the foul line.

      Advice: The terrible efficiency doesn't hurt as bad when he's getting it one in other categories like this, but nothing really changes with his value after a night like this. He needs nine points to pass Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list and he'll get that in Minnesota on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 12:51 am
    • Nick Young sprinkles swagger all over SA
      Nick Young hit 9-of-14 shots (including a crazy game-winner), six threes and hit all five of his free throws to finish with 29 points on Friday against the Spurs.

      Advice: We'll spare you all the Swaggy quotes from after the game because you're going to hear them everywhere else for a few days. Let's just say the man doesn't lack confidence and he makes a depressing basketball team much easier to watch. And he should be owned in all formats based on his solid late-round value when on the floor this year. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 12:48 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
      Dec 13, 12:28 am
    • Meeks scores 12 points in season debut
      Jodie Meeks (back) scored 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting with one rebound, one assists and one steal in 22 minutes off the bench in his season debut on Friday.

      Advice: Stan Van Gundy said after the game that he is going to use Meeks on the ball this year and though we didn't see it last night, we did see that in L.A. last year and SVG obviously thought enough of Meeks to overpay him this summer. He looked good tonight and he's going to be relied upon to turn things around in Detroit, so owners would be wise to give him a very hard look and try to add him. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 11:02 pm
    • Westbrook still on a tear with 34-6-6
      Russell Westbrook continued his tear with 34 points on 12-of-19 shooting (2-of-3 3PTs, 8-of-9 FTs), six rebounds, six assists and two steals in Friday's win over the Wolves.

      Advice: Westbrook has yet to have a game this season in which he hasn't put up 20 points, five boards and five assists. Our only concern is that he continues to jam like a madman with his still-recovering right hand and nobody in Oklahoma City has the fortitude to demand he stop for a few weeks. He's the No. 7 and 16 play in 8- and 9-cat leagues on a per-game basis, respectively. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 10:32 pm
    • Vasquez scores 10 points with two threes
      Greivis Vasquez scored 10 points with two threes, four assists and one block in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Vasquez looked poised to be a late-round value after DeMar DeRozan's injury but it hasn't worked out that way. Folks were panicked after Landry Fields moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Cavs and Vasquez played just 13 minutes, but that looks like it was a matchup thing. The problem has simply been Vasquez's punchless output, and he doesn't have the body of work that fellow reserve guard Lou Williams has. Feel free to move on for a hot free agent, even if Vasquez should hang around the bottom of 12-14 team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 10:08 pm
    • Calderon goes for nine and seven
      Jose Calderon scored nine points on 4-of-10 shooting with three rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one trey in Friday's win.

      Advice: With players dropping like flies the Knicks are going to need Calderon more than ever. The only thing that should keep him out of mid-round value is his durability. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 8:46 pm
    • 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
      Dec 12, 8:01 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • Jose Calderon playing through neck issue
      Jose Calderon said he's playing through a stiff neck and will play on Friday.

      Advice: He said it's not impacting his play, but anyone who has played ball with a stiff neck will probably feel for him. Calderon has been awful in the past couple games. but he should be better soon. Keep him owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 4:10 pm
    • Landry Fields is starting again on Friday
      Landry Fields is starting again on Friday night against the Pacers.

      Advice: Well, it wasn't a matchup against LeBron James on Tuesday after all because the Pacers do not have a big group of starters. Fields is still not going to be worth owning in standard leagues and he probably won't stick in the starting lineup much longer. Greivis Vasquez will come off the bench again. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 4:04 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • OKC after Wilson Chandler?
      The Thunder have inquired about acquiring Wilson Chandler from the Nuggets, according to Chris Mannix of SI.com.

      Advice: Nothing is imminent, the Nuggets are 10-12, and Danilo Gallinari is not healthy, so Chandler will likely be with the Nuggets for a little while longer. He's been fantastic with the Nuggets recently and a trade would destroy his fantasy value. If he gets dealt, Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur and Gary Harris would all benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 1:54 pm
    • What back injury? James Harden scores 44
      James Harden put the Rockets on his back during a 113-109 overtime win against the Kings on Thursday, scoring a season-high 44 points with four rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He made 14-of-32 from the field and 13-of-15 from the line and had the ball in his hands throughout the night in 48 minutes. Harden is leading the NBA in scoring at 26.4 points per game while also posting averages of 6.2 boards, 6.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 triples. He's a stat factory and his shooting percentage is starting to come around, too. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 11:16 pm
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