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    • Mike Conley to dress, but is unlikely to play
      Mike Conley (wrist) will dress for Tuesday's game against Dallas, but is unlikely to play.

      Advice: Owners should probably keep Conley on the bench tonight, as he will likely serve as Emergency depth for the Grizzlies. Beno Udrih will draw the start in his absence, and should be considered in most leagues for owners in need of short-term value. Nick Calathes, Courtney Lee and Vince Carter should all benefit as well. Rotoworld.com
      31 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Chris Andersen (elbow) out Tuesday vs. MIL
      Chris Andersen (elbow, back) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. Milwaukee.

      Advice: With Andersen unavailable, Hassan Whiteside will likely slide into the starting lineup and he'll make for a fantastic plug-and-play option in daily leagues coming off a monster triple-double on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:58 pm
    • John Wall (Achilles) questionable for Tuesday
      John Wall (sore left Achilles) did not participate during shootaround, and is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: This is the first time we're hearing of any Achilles soreness for Wall, and we'll be monitoring his status closely. It's worth noting that Wall has yet to miss a game since the 2012-13 season, but with the Wizards going up against a hapless Lakers squad, there's certainly a chance Washington gives their franchise-player some rest tonight. Andre Miller would likely draw the start if Wall is forced to sit, with Bradley Beal also seeing some increased opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:40 pm
    • Nick Young getting an MRI on his ankle Tues.
      Updating a previous report, Nick Young is currently undergoing an MRI on his sprained right ankle, and is looking unlikely for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: We'll have a better idea of Young's status once the results of the MRI are released, but at this point it would be shocking if he's able to play. The Lakers are currently calling his injury a moderate sprain, and if he's forced to sit, Wayne Ellington, Jordan Clarkson, and Jeremy Lin would all stand to benefit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:12 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Report: JaMychal Green will not be back w/ SA
      JaMychal Green and the Spurs reportedly could not reach an agreement on a second 10-day deal, and both sides will part ways when his contract expires.

      Advice: He's reportedly receiving interest from Memphis, New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Portland, but as an end-of-the-bench kind of guy, he's unlikely to be able to hold any fantasy value in standard leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:51 pm
    • Nick Young (ankle) will not play on Tuesday
      Nick Young (ankle) will not play against the Wizards on Tuesday.

      Advice: He sprained his ankle in practice on Monday and the Lakers will allow him to heal. Young made just 33.3 percent from the field over the last month and remains one of the worst players inside of the arc. He's not a must-own player and his efficiency has dropped without Kobe Bryant. With Swaggy out, the Lakers will use some two-point guard sets -- they used those for 11 minutes on Sunday -- and Wayne Ellington will also have some more run in a bad matchup. Jordan Clarkson might benefit the most. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:32 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Brandan Wright (heel) expected to play Wed.
      Brandan Wright (heel) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and he expects to return to action for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: Wright and Miles Plumlee are currently fighting for reserve minutes, and while Wright is seeing more playing time than Plumlee, both guys remain negligible options in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:11 pm
       
      Injured
    • Joakim Noah says knee and ankle feeling good
      Joakim Noah said on Tuesday that both his knee and ankle are feeling good, and he is feeling the best he has felt physically all season.

      Advice: Noah sprained his ankle back on Jan. 14, and he's been dealing with discomfort in his surgically repaired left knee throughout the season, so it's nice to hear that he's finally feeling healthy. However, he's nowhere near the player he was last year as a primary component of the Bulls offense with Derrick Rose now running the show, and Pau Gasol stealing some of his thunder. His averages of 7.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game aren't likely to improve much as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:32 am
    • Mike Dunleavy will miss Tuesday's game vs GSW
      Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will miss Tuesday's game against the Warriors

      Advice: The Bulls were already looking at a short-handed roster with Jimmy Butler (illness) questionable for Tuesday, so Tony Snell, Aaron Brooks, Kirk Hinrich, and potentially Nikola Mirotic could see big minutes against the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:00 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Deron Williams out vs Hawks on Wednesday
      Deron Williams (ribs) will miss Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: Williams was able to participate in the non-contact parts of practice on Tuesday, but he will miss his tenth consecutive game on Wednesday. Jarrett Jack will again get the start in D-Will's place and will likely continue to start in the short-term once Williams returns as the Nets ease him back into the rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:55 am
    • Mike Conley, Tony Allen questionable Tuesday
      Mike Conley (wrist) and Tony Allen (ankle) are considered questionable for Tuesday's game at Dallas.

      Advice: Conley sprained his left (shooting) wrist during Monday night's win at Orlando. He fought through it until the game turned into a blowout in the third quarter, but clearly wasn't himself as he played just 22 minutes total and went 2-of-8 from the field with zero assists. The Grizzlies are on a back-to-back, so there's no shootaround to get updates from. We likely won't have official word on the status of Conley or Allen until roughly 7:30pm ET. If they can't go, Beno Udrih gets a big bump and Jeff Green gets a little one. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:19 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Timberwolves set to sign Lorenzo Brown
      The Minnesota Timberwolves are close to signing Lorenzo Brown to a 10-day contract, according to Keith Langlois of Pistons.com.

      Advice: The Timberwolves originally drafted Brown and are close to brining the 24-year-old back into the fold. Brown has yet to play above the D-League this season, so he can be left on waiver wires as he won't provide much fantasy value as a bench player. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:27 am
    • C.J. Miles will miss Tuesday's game vs TOR
      C.J. Miles (left groin strain) will miss Tuesday's game against the Raptors.

      Advice: Miles had put together a couple nice games, but will now miss his second consecutive game due to this groin strain. He's worth holding onto in deeper fantasy leagues, but standard league owners can likely find someone more dependable on the wire. Rodney Stuckey, C.J. Watson, and Damjan Rudez will likely pick up most of Miles' minutes against the Raptors on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:22 am
       
      Injured
    • Chris Andersen may miss Bucks game on Tues
      Chris Andersen (elbow, back) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Bucks.

      Advice: Andersen will be re-evaluated closer to Tuesday's 7:30 PM ET tip-off, but this shouldn't affect fantasy owners as the Birdman is only averaging 5.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks on the season. The biggest ripple effect to Andersen potentially sitting would be Hassan Whiteside potentially having another huge game as he'd see more minutes with Birdman out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:17 am
    • Chandler goes for 18 & 10 in Nuggets loss
      Wilson Chandler scored 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting (including three treys) with 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal in Monday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: Chandler is playing well and belongs in all lineups, but owners should beware that he is on the trading block and his situation is about as good as it gets right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:09 pm
    • X-rays on Turner's thumb return negative
      X-rays taken on Evan Turner's thumb returned negative, but there has been no update on his status for Wednesday's game against the Wolves.

      Advice: Turner said he "re-sprained it" and that the "same thing happened three times accidentally by the same dude." Owners of Turner might want to wait-and-see before dropping him and likewise, the Marcus Smart show might have to wait a little bit longer. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:41 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Favors blocks four shots, scores 13 points
      Derrick Favors scored 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting (3-of-7 FTs) with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and four blocks in the Jazz's 99-90 loss to the Celtics on Monday.

      Advice: Favors is a top-50 play and is well-positioned to hold the line or improve as the year goes on. Enes Kanter had a typical 20 and six night with no other stats, and Rudy Gobert was dominant defensively on his way to eight points, 10 boards, two assists and three blocks in 26 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:14 pm
    • Hayward goes off in loss to the Celtics
      Gordon Hayward scored 26 points on 7-of-17 shooting (including four threes) with six rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in Monday's home loss to the Celtics.

      Advice: Hayward hit 8-of-12 free throws and pushes his value up to top 25-40 levels after this voluminous effort. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:12 pm
    • Mike Conley suffers a sprained left wrist
      Mike Conley said he sprained his left wrist and played through the pain in the second half.

      Advice: He said he'll take a "wait and see" approach for Tuesday's game in Dallas. Conley is coming off ankle injuries from last week and he's struggled in a big way since. If Conley can't go, Beno Udrih will be a strong play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:05 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Turner getting thumb X-rayed after Mon's game
      Evan Turner left Monday's game and would eventually return after re-injuring his thumb, finishing with nine points on 2-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 21 minutes.

      Advice: Turner is getting the thumb X-rayed and this could be the moment they pass the torch between he and Marcus Smart. Or not. Either way, the momentum Turner had been showing in fantasy leagues gets stopped with tonight's outcome and he wasn't a high upside player to begin with in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:05 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Mike Conley scores just five points
      Mike Conley scored just five points with one rebound, no assists and one steal in 22 minutes against the Magic on Monday.

      Advice: This is a surprise to see him flop with the Magic giving up a lot of big lines to point guards these days. Conley hasn't quite hit his stride since returning from an ankle injury, averaging just 12.0 points, 2.0 boards, 1.8 assists and 0.5 steals on 37.2 percent from the field. We'd be willing to bet this is the low point of his season, so buy low if you can. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:25 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Nick Young sprains ankle in practice
      Nick Young sprained his right ankle in practice on Monday and is questionable to play against the Wizards on Tuesday.

      Advice: It's strange timing with Young being benched on Sunday night because coach Byron Scott said Young looked like he "didn't want to be here." He's probably a little closer to doubtful, but his owners will want to check back tomorrow for an update. If he's out, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin and Wes Johnson benefit most. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:34 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Brandan Wright expected to be back Wednesday
      Brandan Wright (heel) is expected to be back on Wednesday.

      Advice: Wright's heel pain had been a lingering issue, but it sounds like the one-game absence, combined with the time in between appearances, is just what the big man needed to get back on track. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:57 am
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young benched Sunday, logs eight minutes
      Nick Young went scoreless in eight minutes off the Lakers' bench on Sunday, and Byron Scott said afterward that Young looked as though he "didn't want to be here."

      Advice: There was no swag tonight as Young missed both of his shot attempts and turned the ball over three times in a sloppy performance which led Scott to bench him. L.A.'s rotations are a complete mess and Young doesn't do much beyond scoring on a good night, so owners must brace themselves for some turbulent production. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:09 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Evan Turner has stong game against Warriors
      Evan Turner had a strong showing against the Warriors on Sunday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting to go with seven boards, seven assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Turner has never been known for his efficiency or for his defensive ability, so this line was definitely a pleasant surprise. While he will always be tough to own in standard leagues for his shooting percentages and turnovers, Turner will continue to be a solid asset in points leagues as long as he continues to run the show in Boston. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:48 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Wizards win in OT behind John Wall's 19 & 16
      John Wall led the Wizards to an overtime win in Denver on Sunday, scoring 19 points and dishing out 16 assists, one shy of his career high.

      Advice: Wall made 8-of-16 shots including one 3-pointer and he was huge down the stretch, scoring or assisting on six of Washington's scoring plays. He added one steal with only two turnovers in tonight's high-scoring affair, and he's overtaken Ty Lawson for the league-lead in assists with 10.1 per game. When you eliminate turnovers from the equation, Wall's fantasy valuation leaps into the top-25. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:02 pm
    • Wilson Chandler hangs 20 points on Wizards
      Wilson Chandler filled up the stat sheet on Sunday with 20 points, four 3-pointers, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and only one turnover in 38 minutes.

      Advice: Chandler shot 8-of-19 overall and he isn't very efficient (41.3 percent FGs this season), but fantasy owners won't complain with tonight's solid line. The Nuggets are reportedly willing to trade him and they've been linked to the Nets and Brook Lopez, so be mindful that Chandler's value could decrease overnight. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:59 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey hits 6-of-10 FGs for 15 points
      Rodney Stuckey started Sunday's game and scored 15 points with six assists and one steal, helping Indy hang on for a 106-99 win in Orlando.

      Advice: He made 6-of-10 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs with one 3-pointer to his credit, assuming a bigger role in the absence of C.J. Miles (groin). Miles is day-to-day and George Hill (groin) should play more minutes in the near future, so unfortunately Stuckey is hard to rely on in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:09 pm
       
      Injured
    • Joakim Noah benched for entire fourth quarter
      Joakim Noah was benched for the entire fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Heat, finishing the game with four points, five rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.

      Advice: Head coach Tom Thibodeau said he liked the group that started the fourth quarter, and that is the reason why Joakim did not re-enter the game. Thibodeau maintained that Joakim is healthy, and he just wanted to watch his minutes, but with the result being an L in the win-loss column, this will not likely be a trend that continues. Look for Noah to bounce-back during Tuesday's game vs. Golden State. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:35 pm
    • Brandan Wright (heel) out Sunday vs. LAC
      Brandan Wright (sore left heel) will be inactive for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: This injury is coming out of nowhere, however, considering he's simply dealing with a sore heel he shouldn't be sidelined for an extended amount of time. With Wright unavailable, look for Miles Plumlee to step back into the rotation as the first big off the bench. However, Plumlee is still stuck in a reserve role, so he's not a great play in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:34 pm
       
      Injured
    • C.J. Miles (groin) out Sunday vs. Orlando
      C.J. Miles (left groin strain) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

      Advice: With Miles unavailable, Rodney Stuckey will likely slide back into the starting lineup. Stuckey is averaging 11.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists as a starter, and he figures to be a low-end option in daily leagues. C.J. Watson will also likely see some extended minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:46 pm
       
      Injured
    • Report: DET likely to call up Lorenzo Brown
      Detroit is reportedly strongly considering calling up Lorenzo Brown from their D-League affiliate.

      Advice: Brown would be fighting for reserve minutes with Spencer Dinwiddie, so he'd be unlikely to get enough playing time to matter in most leagues. Until he actually signs a contract, Brown can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:05 pm
    • Chris Andersen starting on Sunday vs. Bulls
      Chris Andersen will remain in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Bulls.

      Advice: Hassan Whiteside just retuned from an ankle injury, so the Heat are probably just exercising caution by bringing him along slowly. Andersen still likely won't see more than 20 minutes of action, so unless you are desperate for blocks there is no need to hold onto him. Whiteside is still the center to own in Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:43 am
    • Update: Joakim Noah (ankle) is playing Sunday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) will in fact play against the Miami Heat on Sunday.

      Advice: You just knew he wouldn't miss the opportunity to play against the Heat and owners can comfortably pencil him into their lineups. Noah has had a underwhelming season so far but his value will only go up if he can avoid another injury. Taj Gibson's value takes a hit with this news, but he is still worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:19 am
    • Mike Dunleavy (ankle) out on Sunday
      Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will not play vs. the Heat on Sunday.

      Advice: He has been out since Dec. 30 so the Bulls will ease him back into action when he does return. Unless you are in a deep league and are desperate for 3-pointers, there is no need to hold onto Dunleavy. Tony Snell will remain in the starting lineup on Sunday while Aaron Brooks, Kirk Hinrich and Nikola Mirotic will all be in the mix for additional minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:34 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) probable for Sunday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Miami.

      Advice: Noah's ankle has been an issue for a while now, but we doubt he will miss a chance to play against the Miami Heat so his owners can pencil him into lineups barring a setback. He isn't exactly a must-start option anymore, but if he can stay healthy he should be able to improve upon his dwindling numbers. If Noah does end up sitting, Taj Gibson will see a big uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:33 am
    • John Wall scores 25 points vs. Blazers
      John Wall scored a team-high 25 points against the Blazers during a 103-96 loss on Saturday, adding four rebounds, nine assists and one steal.

      Advice: It's his first 20-point game in his last five tries and it was also the first time he was above 50 percent from the field in that span, too. Wall's offensive numbers are going down a bit due to a drop in efficiency and usage rate, but he's still leading the NBA in assists per game with over two steals per game. He's a stud. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:49 pm
    • Derrick Favors plays 31 minutes
      Derrick Favors was quiet in his return to the lineup on Saturday with nine points, eight rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: It wasn't a bad line and it was mostly due to his low usage rate. Favors is shooting the ball very well from the field and is at 72.3 percent from the line in 2015, so he could become an elite big man thanks to his contributions in blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:16 pm
    • C.J. Miles (groin) doubtful for Sunday
      C.J. Miles (groin) is doubtful to play against the Magic on Sunday.

      Advice: He did not return from his injury on Friday and it would appear he'll miss a couple games. Miles just can't stay healthy this season and his fantasy owners can probably just find someone else at this point. Expect to see more of C.J. Watson and Rodney Stuckey. Damjan Rudez will also play more. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:30 pm
       
      Injured
    • Derrick Favors (personal) will play Saturday
      Derrick Favors (personal) will play on Saturday vs. the Nets.

      Advice: He missed Thursday's game to tend to an emergency family matter so his owners can pencil Favors into their lineups. Rudy Gobert will likely shift back to the bench with this news, but he should still see enough run to make an impact in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:29 am
    • Deron Williams out as expected on Saturday
      Deron Williams (ribs) is out as expected on Saturday against the Jazz.

      Advice: After getting in some work on the practice floor this week, there is reportedly a chance that D-Will could return for Monday's home game against Portland, but owners shouldn't hold their breath. We should know more about his status by the end of the weekend, so owners should check back for updates. Jarrett Jack will continue to run the show for Brooklyn in Williams' absence. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:16 am
    • Young scores 17 points with three treys
      Nick Young scored 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting with three treys and a 4-of-4 mark from the line in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Young didn't have any other stats and while that's not too shocking the 20 minutes is pretty annoying with Kobe Bryant out. Byron Scott played nine players between 19-29 minutes tonight and has been a mess in the fantasy sense, and he hasn't been all that impressive in the reality sense either. But Young should be owned in all formats with an excellent shot to be productive with Kobe Bryant expected to be out for the year. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:27 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Joakim Noah returned to action on Friday January 23. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:04 am
    • Noah (ankle) back in action for the Bulls
      Joakim Noah (ankle) returned to action in Friday's road win over the Mavs, scoring six points on 3-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 23 minutes.

      Advice: Noah isn't a must-start player but he'll get there soon as long as he can stay upright. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:21 pm
    • Andersen grabs season-high 13 rebounds
      Chris Andersen banged his left knee but stayed in the game and posted a season-high 13 rebounds to go with four points in 28 minutes on Friday against the Pacers.

      Advice: Andersen is almost always a sneaky low-end value in standard leagues when given 23 or more minutes. Give him a look if you need a big man. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:53 pm
    • C.J. Miles (groin) out for game vs. Heat
      C.J. Miles (left groin) will not return against the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: He has dealt with groin issues before and he's probably going to miss time. Chris Copeland and Damjan Rudez could get more minutes, but C.J. Watson and Rodney Stuckey may get some additional run. If you're sick of dealing with Miles, we don't blame you for dropping him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:53 pm
       
      Injured
    • C.J. Miles (groin) questionable to return
      C.J. Miles (groin) is questionable to return against the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: He just can't stay healthy. Whether it's a calf, an eye issue, or anything, Miles just seems to inexplicably miss games this season. Rodney Stuckey and C.J. Watson will get a few more minutes. Miles checked out after six minutes with eight points, one assist and one 3-pointer. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:05 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mike Dunleavy (ankle) out vs. Mavericks
      Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will not play against the Mavericks on Friday.

      Advice: He tried to go through warmups and apparently isn't at 100 percent. The Bulls do have Noah back on a minutes limit, so they could use Nikola Mirotic a bit more at small forward. Aaron Brooks also gets a few more minutes tonight along with Tony Snell. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:27 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Joakim Noah says he's playing Friday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) said he will play against the Mavs on Friday.

      Advice: He is very likely to start, which pushes Taj Gibson to the bench. Noah has been a huge disappoint following his breakout 2013-14 season and is not a must-start play tonight with 11 games. Nikola Mirotic will likely lose some playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:04 pm
    • Mike Dunleavy (ankle) could play Friday?
      Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will go through warmups and then decide if he will play Friday vs. Dallas.

      Advice: Dunleavy's return would send Tony Snell back to the bench, and his value will take a substantial hit with the demotion. Kirk Hinrich could also lose some minutes, while Dunleavy is worth an add if he's sitting on your waiver wire as he has the ability to be a 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:40 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Joakim Noah, Mike Dunleavy are game-time
      Joakim Noah (ankle) and Mike Dunleavy (ankle) are game-time decisions to face the Mavericks on Friday.

      Advice: They're both going to warm up to see how they feel. Noah usually isn't a fan of being benched when he has any say, so he's likely closer to probable than to doubtful. If you were dialing up Taj Gibson, there is a lot more risk now. Nikola Mirotic would also take a hit. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:35 pm
    • C.J. Miles starting, Rodney Stuckey to bench
      C.J. Miles will start in place of Rodney Stuckey on Friday night against the Heat.

      Advice: This move is likely to prepare for George Hill eventually moving into the starting lineup -- Hill is coming off the bench tonight. Miles is going to take a lot of 3-pointers in the first unit and he could have some other stats, but he's really not a reliable fantasy option with his woeful field goal shooting. If you need treys, he's worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:29 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mike Dunleavy (ankle) questionable Friday
      Mike Dunleavy (ankle) is questionable to play vs. the Mavericks on Friday.

      Advice: He was a game-time decision on Thursday and his return appears to be imminent. His absence has shifted more playing time to Kirk Hinrich and Tony Snell, but neither guy has accrued lasting value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:14 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) upgraded to questionable
      Joakim Noah (ankle) has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Friday's game in Dallas.

      Advice: Noah has missed the past four games and fantasy owners can only hope that the rest has allowed him overcome a variety of nagging ailments, as his numbers are down across the board this season. Taj Gibson has been playing well as a fill-in starter in Noah's absence, and his value will take a hit if Noah is able to suit up vs. the Mavs. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:10 am
    • Deron Williams (ribs) moves well in workout
      Deron Williams (ribs) has been ruled out until at least Monday's home game, but he was able to participate in an on-court workout Thursday.

      Advice: Williams has fractured rib cartilage but he moved with ease on Thursday, "even doing a little bit of quick post-ups with minimal contact." Darius Morris has assumed backup PG duties in D-Will's absence but Jarrett Jack has done the heavy lifting, averaging 34.8 minutes as Brooklyn's starter. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:05 am
    • Evan Turner hits game-winning 3-pointer
      Evan Turner hit a game-winning corner 3-pointer against the Blazers during the 90-89 victory on Thursday, scoring 10 points with six rebounds, eight assists, one steal, four turnovers and one other 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

      Advice: The Celtics snapped their 24-game road losing streak against Western Conference teams tonight and Turner apparently knew his clutch shot was going down. "Not to be arrogant, I did actually," he said. "I prayed prior to it to make a big shot. And it happened." Turner has actually been effective on his corner 3-pointers, making 10-of-20 from there on the year. Clutch shot aside, he's still a questionable player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:09 am
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Gordon Hayward scores 24 points vs. Bucks
      Gordon Hayward carried the Jazz down the stretch during a 101-99 win on Thursday in Milwaukee with 24 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and six turnovers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: His numbers have been trending down on the season, so this big game was nice to see. In fact, Hayward's points and rebounds have decreased in each of the last three months of the season. The Jazz will get to host the struggling Nets on Saturday, so expect Hayward to have success again. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:59 pm
    • JaMychal Green scores career-high eight
      JaMychal Green scored a career-high eight points against the Bulls on Thursday with three rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes.

      Advice: He played in garbage time with the Spurs falling out of this game in the third quarter. Green will be out of the rotation while the Spurs are healthy and playing close games. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:48 pm
    • Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will not play Thursday
      Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will not play on Thursday against the Spurs.

      Advice: Coach Tom Thibodeau also said that he was unsure of Dunleavy's status for Saturday's game, but we doubt he plays in that one knowing how cautious the Bulls are. Kirk Hinrich will continue to start for now, while Aaron Brooks and Tony Snell will see a bump in minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:14 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Nick Young (thumb) is probable for Friday
      Nick Young has a sprained right thumb and is listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: This is the first we are hearing about his thumb but he should be fine for Friday's game. We just learned that Kobe Bryant could be sidelined for quite some time due to a tear in his rotator cuff, so Young shouldn't be floating around many waiver wires at this point. We will pass along additional updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:47 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Derrick Favors (personal) out on Thursday
      Derrick Favors (personal) will not play against the Bucks on Thursday.

      Advice: There is no word of an injury, and all we know is that Favors won't even travel with the Jazz to Milwaukee for "personal reasons". We will be sure to pass along any available updates as needed. On the other hand, Rudy Gobert will likely draw the start on Thursday and is absolutely a must-start option for his upside in blocks and boards. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:25 am
    • Mike Dunleavy a game-time decision Thurs
      Mike Dunleavy (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Spurs.

      Advice: Dunleavy practiced in full on Wednesday, so there is a good chance he'll play for the first time since January 1 on Thursday. While Dunleavy's fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues, his eventual return will cut into the playing time of Kirk Hinrich, Aaron Brooks, and Tony Snell. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:35 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Joakim Noah out for Thursday's game vs Spurs
      Joakim Noah (ankle) will miss Thursday's game against the Spurs.

      Advice: The Taj Gibson train will keep rolling for at least one more night. Noah has been getting closer to a return, but Taj Gibson will be the biggest beneficiary of Noah's absence as the likely starter on Thursday, while Nikola Mirotic will also see a boost in his minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:27 am
    • C.J. Miles only Pacer to show up vs. ATL
      C.J. Miles led the Pacers off the bench with 18 points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal and two 3-pointers on 7-of-15 shooting in Wednesday's loss at Atlanta.

      Advice: Miles is rolling again over his last two games, and is averaging 14.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games, despite shooting just 39 percent. Only Luis Scola (10), Rodney Stuckey (12) and C.J. Watson (13) joined Miles in double figures scoring tonight, but Miles looks like the guy to pick up as long as he can stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:07 pm
       
      Injured
    • John Wall scores 18 points vs. OKC
      John Wall handed out 13 assists against the Thunder during an 105-103 overtime loss on Wednesday, adding 18 points with six rebounds, four steals and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He moved into sole possession of assists per game and he's done a great job of passing. However, the scoring has fallen off since Bradley Beal has played big minutes. Since Beal played more than 35 minutes in his first game this season on Dec. 3, Wall has scored just 16.2 points with a usage rate of 23.8 and an effective field goal percentage of 51.2. Before that, Wall had a 26.8 usage, a 45.8 eFG% and 18.1 points per game. Regardless, he's a fantasy stud. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:56 pm
    • Nick Young struggles in Kobe's return
      Nick Young hit just 3-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for nine points in 19 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Young went off on Monday with 24 points while Kobe Bryant watched in street clothes, but Kobe was back for tonight's game. Of course, Young has struggled for the most of the season with or without Kobe, but we like his chances better for success on nights when Bryant isn't playing. Kobe's shoulder was bothering him tonight and we still think Young should be held once the Kobe Shutdown finally happens. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:33 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Chris Andersen quiet in start for Heat
      Chris Andersen started for the Heat on Wednesday and had six points, four rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 20 minutes.

      Advice: Not a total loss, but not a big night, either. Hassan Whiteside was out with an ankle injury and remains day-to-day. Andersen should continue to start as long as he's out, but his lack of offense makes him a pretty risky fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:49 pm
    • Deron Williams (ribs) out for current road trip
      Deron Williams (ribs) will not play on the current road trip.

      Advice: That means he's out until at least Monday against the Blazers. Williams is still experiencing pain, but he is doing some on-court work. It'll be Jarrett Jack starting for the foreseeable future, so he's worth owning in all leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:47 pm
    • Chris Andersen, Danny Granger starting vs CHA
      Chris Andersen and Danny Granger will start against the Hornets on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Heat are going to need some help in their frontcourt with Luol Deng and Hassan Whiteside out. Shawne Williams rarely plays at small forward, but that might be different out of necessity. Udonis Haslem will also help back up Chris Bosh and Birdman. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:30 pm
    • Mike Dunleavy is questionable for Thursday
      Mike Dunleavy (ankle) is questionable to play against the Spurs on Thursday.

      Advice: He went through a full practice on Wednesday and it would appear he has a real chance to play. If Dunleavy is back, Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich will lose some playing time. Give Dunleavy a look in 14- and 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:35 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Mike Dunleavy (ankle) practicing in full
      Mike Dunleavy (ankle) practiced in full on Wednesday, but his status is still up in the air for Thursday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: He has been sidelined since Jan. 1, so he will likely be eased into action upon his return. Dunleavy is a good source of 3-pointers, but owners in standard leagues can do better. Dunleavy's eventual return will likely send Kirk Hinrich to the bench, making him expendable in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:34 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Birdman starts 2nd half w/ Whiteside ailing
      Chris Andersen returned from his recent illness to finish Tuesday's game with seven points, six boards and one block in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He started the second half in place of Hassan Whiteside (ankle), whose injury may thrust Andersen back into the starting lineup on Wednesday. The Birdman isn't capable of playing big minutes at age 36 and he's best suited to a backup role. There's no reason to own him while Whiteside is day-to-day, unless you're desperate for boards and blocks in a deep league. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:19 pm
    • Chris Andersen (illness) will be active Tues.
      Chris Andersen (illness) will be activated for Tuesday's game against the Thunder.

      Advice: It's not clear at this point if Andersen's return will send Hassan Whiteside to the bench, but either way, Whiteside is the guy with the most upside. Andersen's good for some rebounds and blocks, but he's not much of an asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:17 pm
    • Deron Williams ruled out for Wednesday vs SAC
      Deron Williams (fractured rib cartilage) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: Updated a previous item, Williams will still travel with the Nets on their three-game road trip despite this news. The Nets visit the Clippers and Jazz on Thursday and Saturday, so it's possible we still see D-Will return during the road trip. For now, Jarrett Jack remains a solid fantasy start for Wednesday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:42 am
    • Deron Williams will travel with Nets
      Deron Williams (fractured rib cartilage) will travel with the Nets on their three-game road trip.

      Advice: The Nets will provide an update on Williams on in advance of their game against the Kings on Wednesday, but it's looking like he's inching closer to a return. Jarrett Jack will likely continue to start for the short-term even when Williams is able to return, but his fantasy value will ultimately take a hit once Williams is back on the court. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:38 am
    • Nick Young says you can't turn Swaggy P off
      Nick Young told reporters that Swaggy P can't be turned off after Monday's loss to the Suns.

      Advice: Young had one of his best games of the season with Kobe Bryant on Monday as he scored 24 points to go along with four rebounds, three, assists, and two steals off the bench. "They told me you can’t turn Swaggy off," Young said after the game. "You made this guy so you gotta be him." It's unclear exactly who "they" and "you" are in Young's statement, but Swaggy P should be owned in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:57 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Wright plays 24 minutes off the bench
      Brandan Wright played 24 minutes off the bench on Monday, managing two points on 1-of-4 shooting with five rebounds and two blocks.

      Advice: This is pretty big news for him as playing time has always been the problem and his fantasy game has been ultra-efficient. He didn't get the job done in the stat sheet tonight, and there could be key differences to how he is deployed in Phoenix vs. Dallas, but he's worth a look as a speculative add -- especially in 9-cat formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:41 am
       
      Injured
    • Young scores 24 points with full stat line
      Nick Young hit 7-of-12 shots (including four threes) for 24 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steal in 26 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: Young also added 6-of-7 free throws for good measure and he's hot again, giving owners a preview of what a good night without Kobe Bryant might look like in the last third of the season. He should be owned in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:20 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Miles scores 23 points, hits four threes
      C.J. Miles scored 23 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 9-of-18 shots (including four threes) with six rebounds, two assists and five steals in 33 minutes.

      Advice: Miles is hit or miss but the hits have been big enough to keep owners happy lately as a late-round value over the past two weeks. He is going to have a hard time keeping things up when George Hill returns and takes away a bunch of touches, and his injury history isn't the best, so owners should probably ride him until the wheels fall off and start looking for other options. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:40 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mike Conley plays 30 minutes in return
      Mike Conley scored 22 points in his return to the lineup on Monday against the Mavericks, adding one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He played 30 minutes after missing his last two games with soreness in both of his ankles. The Grizzlies play on Wednesday and then won't have to play until Saturday. Conley should be fine and the light schedule for the next few days can only help him. He's safe to start the rest of the week. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 5:14 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Evan Turner flirts with a triple-double
      Evan Turner had a cheap double-double against the Clippers on Monday with 10 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

      Advice: It's been the same story for Turner since the Jeff Green trade with solid output in boards and dimes with not much else. In his last five, he's averaged 7.6 points, 6.6 boards, 6.0 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.2 blocks and 0.4 triples on 35.9 percent from the field. He's much better in points leagues than standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 3:26 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • John Wall scores 11 with 10 dimes
      John Wall had a mediocre game against the 76ers during a 110-76 win on Monday with 11 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers.

      Advice: Wall's scoring has really fallen off in his last three, scoring just 11.7 points per game. He's also turning the ball over a little too often with at least three turnovers in each of his last nine games. There's a good chance this is his low point of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 2:58 pm
    • Mike Conley will give it a go on Monday
      Mike Conley (ankles) will give it a go against the Mavericks on Monday.

      Advice: He missed the last two games with soreness in both of his ankles and it's unclear how many minutes Conley will play today. Been Udrih has been terrific in his last two games and made all seven shots from the floor on Saturday, but his minutes will be cut today. Conley should be starting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 12:51 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Deron Williams getting shots up on Monday
      Deron Williams (ribs) remained out of practice on Monday, but he was spotted getting some shots up.

      Advice: There is still no timetable for D-Will's return, so don't get too excited. He's expected to be reevaluated this week, so we should learn more at that point. Jack is averaging 15.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.2 steals on 46.2 percent shooting through 16 games as a starter. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 10:09 am
    • Birdman expected to return on Tuesday night
      Chris Andersen (illness) practiced in full on Monday, and he's expected to play on Tuesday against the Thunder.

      Advice: Birdman did not suit up on Friday against the Kings due to the illness, but he's feeling better and should be ready to go against Oklahoma City. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 9:27 am
    • John Wall credits Howard Eisley for floater
      John Wall credits his improved floater to working with assistant coach Howard Eisley.

      Advice: In addition to watching film work and practicing the motion, Wall credits Eisley. Wall is finding more ways to use his athleticism to become a more complete point guard, and this is a good step in the right direction. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 9:21 am
    • Mike Dunleavy (ankle) has started running
      Mike Dunleavy (ankle) has started running, but he isn't pain-free while doing so.

      Advice: Dunleavy is riding the stationary bike and getting up shots, but the fact that he still isn't pain-free when he runs indicates that a return is more than just a day or two away. Without Dunleavy in the lineup, expect Jimmy Butler to continue to hold down the small forward spot with Kirk Hinrich sliding into the starting five alongside Derrick Rose in the backcourt. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 8:16 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Gordon Hayward, Trey Burke struggle Sunday
      Gordon Hayward and Trey Burke both shot 4-of-15 from the field during Sunday's loss in San Antonio, combining for 18 points in an ugly road loss.

      Advice: Burke had eight assists and Hayward had five assists and three steals, but Utah never threatened after scoring just 27 points in the first half. Hayward's value has slipped after a torrid start to the season, but he's still returning top-50 value over the past month with averages of 19.3 points, 1.8 triples, 3.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.0 steals per game. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 6:30 pm
    • JaMychal Green scoreless in NBA debut
      Spurs PF JaMychal Green made his NBA debut on Sunday, going scoreless with one rebound in six minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Green was terrific in the D-League this season and the Spurs rewarded him with a 10-day contract, but he's unlikely to earn minutes outside of garbage time. He belongs on the waiver wire in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 6:29 pm
    • Derrick Favors gets 13 boards, four blocks
      Derrick Favors had 13 rebounds and four blocks on Sunday, but he scored only nine points on 4-of-11 shooting during 27 minutes on the court.

      Advice: The Jazz couldn't muster enough offense to beat the Spurs, shooting just 28-of-84 as a team (33.3 percent), with a 10-of-16 mark at the FT line. Favors fell one point shy of his third straight double-double in tonight's defeat, and his injury scare last Saturday has proven to be a false alarm. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 6:28 pm
    • JaMychal Green will be active on Sunday
      JaMychal Green said he's been told he will be active for Sunday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Head coach Gregg Popovich summed up Green's value to the team quite accurately during Sunday's pregame presser: "He's the 15th guy. I wouldn't over analyze it." He'll be a name to monitor when the Spurs rest their veteran guys, but as long as the Spurs' marquee players are healthy and active, Green won't be worth using in any leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 2:16 pm
    • Spurs officially sign JaMychal Green Sunday
      The Spurs have officially signed JaMychal Green to a 10-day contract on Sunday.

      Advice: He was an absolute stud in the D-League, but he will likely be buried on the depth chart in San Antonio. Aside from the deepest of leagues, you can safely monitor Green from the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 8:04 am
    • C.J. Miles has another awful game
      C.J. Miles made 2-of-13 from the field for five points with five rebounds against the Hornets on Saturday.

      Advice: He missed all eight shots from deep and even air-balled one. If one thing is clear on Miles, it’s that he has a green light from deep. He’s taken 8.1 attempts from beyond the arc in his previous eight games. Besides that and scoring in the mid-teens, there’s not much else to his fantasy value while he’s going to shoot below 40 percent from the field on a fairly high volume. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 6:42 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mike Conley (ankles) out on Saturday night
      Mike Conley (ankles) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday.

      Advice: He had soreness in both of his ankles and his right is believed to be a bit worse than his left. Conley has a handful of ankle injuries in the past few seasons, but he should be ready to return at some point in the next week. It'll be Beno Udrih in the starting lineup with Nick Calathes getting 20 minutes or so. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 4:20 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Mike Conley (ankle) questionable for Saturday
      Mike Conley (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against Portland.

      Advice: Though he is listed as questionable, we doubt that Conley would be able to suit up for this one considering he was in a boot just a couple of days ago. Check back for official confirmation prior to tip-off, but expect Beno Udrih to be the primary beneficiary should Conley sit this one out. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 9:46 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • JaMychal Green likely headed to Spurs
      JaMychal Green is likely headed to the San Antonio Spurs on a 10-day contract.

      Advice: He would have had some sleeper potential had he landed with the Knicks, but Green is likely going to be buried on the depth chart in San Antonio. Owners in deep leagues can simply monitor him from the waiver wire, and we will let you know when the deal becomes official. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 9:13 am
    • JaMychal Green drawing interest from NBA
      JaMychal Green has left the Austin Spurs of the NBA D-League and will likely sign with an NBA team very soon.

      Advice: He has drawn interest from the Spurs, Bulls, Grizzlies and Knicks after his impressive showings in the D-League, but New York is the only listed team where he could potentially make an impact right out of the gate. We will continue to follow this situation closely, and owners in deep leagues should keep him on their radar. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 6:15 am
    • Hayward goes for 31 & 7 in win over Lakers
      Gordon Hayward scored 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block in the Jazz's 94-85 win over the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: On a night of huge performances this one fits right in. He has settled into top 30-40 production and that's what owners should expect going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 11:20 pm
    • Young tries to make the FT line so Swaggy
      Nick Young busted out of a slump with 23 points on 4-of-9 shooting, two threes, two boards and a season-high 13-of-13 makes from the foul line on Friday.

      Advice: Young has played well enough to be owned in all 12-team formats this year, but his ups and downs might have him on benches or even the waiver wire for stretches. If anything happens to Kobe down the stretch, he could add a couple of rounds to his value real quick. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:57 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Brandan Wright gets 20 minutes
      Brandan Wright had his best game in a Suns uniform on Friday with 11 points, three rebounds, and one block.

      Advice: It was his usual dunk fest and he made 5-of-6 from the field tonight. Wright is fitting in immediately, but the Suns just won't take minutes away from Alex Len. He should have similar value to what he had in Dallas, which makes him some to monitor very closely. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:40 pm
       
      Injured
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