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    The Big Three (ID# 138968)
    • Anthony Davis (groin) out against Clippers
      Anthony Davis (adductor) will not play against the Clippers on Friday night.

      Advice: The good news is that he's not dealing with a serious injury, but the Pelicans usually are cautious when it comes to playing their superstar at less than 100 percent. With Davis out, Ryan Anderson will start while Dante Cunningham and Alexis Ajinca should play a little more. Plus, expect to see more of Eric Gordon in the offense. Davis' fantasy owners can consider him as questionable for Monday against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:26 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Dwight Howard looking at an extended absence?
      Rockets' head coach Kevin McHale said he doesn't expect to have Dwight Howard (knee, ankle) back in uniform "for a while."

      Advice: Things aren't looking good for Dwight. An MRI revealed fluid buildup in his right knee on Wednesday, and there was a report that he was seeking a second opinion and he could miss "extended time" on Thursday. McHale's words go along with the extended absence theme, and it'll be Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith, and Terrence Jones seeing a majority of the big man minutes with Howard sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:21 pm
       
      Injured
    • Chris Andersen will play on Friday night
      Chris Andersen (back, elbow) will play against the Mavericks on Friday.

      Advice: It's still unclear if he's going to start, but it shouldn't really affect Hassan Whiteside's playing time. Andersen will likely see minutes around 20, so he's only a low-end fantasy option in his first game back. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:20 pm
    • Joel Freeland (shoulder) cleared for shooting
      Joel Freeland (shoulder) has been cleared to begin shooting.

      Advice: Freeland is targeting a return for mid-February, and this is a small step in that direction. However, with averages of just 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds on the season, he can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:50 pm
       
      Injured
    • Tarik Black out against the Spurs
      Tarik Black (ankle) is questionable for Sunday against the Knicks.

      Advice: He played seven minutes on Sunday, but didn't play in each of the last two games. Black is apparently still banged up, so he's not a great fantasy option. Although, coach Byron Scott likes him. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:22 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) upgraded to probable
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) has been upgraded to probable to face the Cavs on Friday.

      Advice: There were multiple reports of Cousins ready to go and now he sounds like a very good bet to play for the 7:30 EST start. The last time he faced the Cavs with Timofey Mozgov, DMC put up a line of 26 points, 13 boards, five assists, four steals and three blocks in a blowout loss on Jan. 11. His fantasy owners are going to enjoy tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:51 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) expected to play
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is expected to play against the Cavs on Friday.

      Advice: He is listed as questionable due to an ankle tweak from Wednesday, but there are multiple reports of Cousins being ready to go in a favorable matchup. Cousins was also named to the All-Star Team today, so that's a little extra incentive. If he is active, he'll likely feast. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:46 am
    • Nene (foot) back at practice on Friday
      Nene (foot) did practice on Friday and is expected to play on Saturday against the Raptors.

      Advice: He rested on Wednesday on the second game of a back-to-back set and coach Randy Wittman said it was precautionary. Nene will get a few more rest days throughout the season, so he's going to be tough to own in standard leagues. If you grabbed Kris Humphries because of Nene's absence from Wednesday, you might want to adjust your expectations. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:32 am
       
      Injured
    • Taj Gibson (knee) is probable for Friday
      Taj Gibson (knee) is probable to play against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: He is dealing with right patella tendinitis and it sounds more like a wear-and-tear issue. Gibson played 26 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday and the Bulls might hold him out in the second night of a back-to-back set -- that's not something coach Tom Thibodeau does often and we expect him to play. If he's out, Nikola Mirotic will play more in the late game of the night. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:15 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ Pho
    • Shayne Whittington recalled from D-League
      Shayne Whittington has been recalled from the D-League.

      Advice: Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel said the move was to provide insurance in case Lavoy Allen (knee) is unavailable for Saturday's game against the Kings, stating: "He'll be our fifth big if Lavoy is out." The fifth big in the rotation is not a guy that is likely to offer any fantasy value to teams in most formats. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:56 am
    • Andrew Bogut (illness) will play Friday
      Andrew Bogut (illness) will play on Friday vs. the Jazz, as expected.

      Advice: Bogut was a full participant during Thursday's practice, as well as Friday morning's shootaround, so go ahead and get him active. He will likely slide back into the starting lineup, which would send Marreese Speights to the bench. His return puts a dent in the value of both Speights and David Lee. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:32 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Uta
    • DeMarcus Cousins officially an All-Star
      DeMarcus Cousins has been announced as Kobe Bryant's replacement for the All-Star game.

      Advice: Someone was going to get snubbed in the West, and while Cousins is certainly deserving of his All-Star distinction, Damian Lillard is likely livid. Cousins probably feels a bit relieved to make the squad, but he still likely feels a bit disrespected only making it on the account of Bryant being injured. Both Cousins and Lillard figure to be quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:24 am
    • Lavoy Allen (knee) questionable for Saturday
      Lavoy Allen (knee) is being listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: If Allen sits Chris Copeland will have the opportunity to step back into the rotation, but as a reserve playing behind David West, neither Allen nor Copeland can be expected to do enough statistically for consideration in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:08 am
       
      Injured
    • Luis Scola (rest) doubtful for Saturday
      Luis Scola (rest) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: With Lavoy Allen (knee) being listed as questionable, there's a chance Frank Vogel is forced to bring Scola back into the rotation. However, Scola wasn't even able to carve out standard league value as a starter for Indiana, so he's not going to be an option in most leagues as a reserve. Chris Copeland figures to be the primary big off the bench if both Allen and Scola are unavailable on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:08 am
    • Anthony Davis (groin) unsure for Friday
      Anthony Davis (groin) said that he is unsure if he will suit up for Friday's game against the Clippers.

      Advice: Davis added that will try and do everything in his power to get on the floor tonight, and it's looking like he's destined for the dreaded game-time decision. We'll continue to monitor his status closely, but if he's forced to sit, Ryan Anderson, Alexis Ajinca, and Omer Asik will all likely see extended minutes for the Pelicans. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:34 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Kevin Love (thigh) says he will play Friday
      Kevin Love said that he is feeling good physically, and while Chris Kaman's knee to his thigh hurt, he is a go for Friday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: Those that made a speculative add of Tristan Thompson with the hopes that Love would be unavailable Friday should now temper their expectations. Love will draw a very favorable matchup against the Kings on Friday, and if LeBron James (wrist) is again sidelined, Love will have plenty of opportunity on offense. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:12 am
    • Serge Ibaka struggling from mid-range
      Serge Ibaka has really been struggling with his mid-range jumper this season, connecting on just 38.4 percent of his attempts from 16 feet out to the 3-point line.

      Advice: Excluding 3-point shooting, Ibaka's numbers are down across the board this season with averages of 14.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game on a career-low 46.0 percent shooting from the field. While he is hitting an impressive 39.6 percent of his 3-point attempts, the move beyond the arc and his inconsistency with the mid-range jumper has hurt his overall fantasy value a bit. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:39 am
    • Robert Sacre scores nine in decent line
      Robert Sacre fouled out in 30 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday with nine points, nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks.

      Advice: This was arguably his best start of the season. In his previous three, Sacre averaged 6.0 points, 7.7 boards, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 steals in 25.3 minutes. He's probably not going to stick in the starting unit all season, but give him a look in deep leagues if those aforementioned averages appeal to you. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:54 pm
    • Jordan Hill goes for 26 points and 12 boards
      Jordan Hill scored a season-high 26 points against the Bulls on Thursday with 12 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 41 minutes.

      Advice: The Lakers gambled here with all of this playing time for Hill, but he looked great in the second overtime. Hill has become a bigger part of the offense in his last 13 games with 12.9 attempts per game from the field, averaging 14.6 points, 8.7 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks on 51.2 percent shooting. He should be owned in all leagues following this game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:47 pm
    • Pau Gasol posts big line in loss to Lakers
      Pau Gasol returned to the Staples Center to face the Lakers in a double-overtime 123-118 loss on Thursday, scoring 20 points with 10 rebounds, six assists and four blocks in 44 minutes.

      Advice: He received a standing ovation from his former home crowd and the fans even received a Pau Gasol T-shirt. It's pretty clear Gasol made the right move heading to Chicago and he's been one of the best big men in the NBA in his age-34 season. There's no need to sell high unless you can trade him for a first-round asset. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:38 pm
    • Joakim Noah flirts with a triple-double at LA
      Joakim Noah flirted with a triple-double against the Lakers on Thursday with nine points, 17 rebounds, nine assists and one block in 42 minutes.

      Advice: He's suddenly on a roll. Noah put up 18 points, 15 boards and six assists on Tuesday, which comes on the heels of some very underwhelming lines for the past month. Considering how frequently he's been hurt and how almost all of his per-minute output is down, his fantasy owners may want to try and sell high here. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:36 pm
    • Zach Randolph has 11th straight double-double
      Zach Randolph logged his 11th consecutive double-double against the Nuggets in a 99-69 win on Thursday with 15 points, 17 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: He also had a career-high 17 consecutive double-digit boards with tonight's win. Randolph's stats in 2015 were already extremely impressive before this game, averaging 19.6 points, 13.1 boards, 2.8 assists and 0.5 blocks on 59.2 percent from the field. What's more, Z-Bo is making an unsustainable 51.9 percent on his mid-range shots in 2015. He's a sell-high player, but his fantasy owners can certainly just enjoy the ride if they want to. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:09 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic doesn't score in 22 minutes
      Jusuf Nurkic missed all seven attempts from the field against the Grizzlies on Thursday with six rebounds, one assist and one steal.

      Advice: The Grizzlies can make a rookie look bad and Nurkic won't be the last. He was booed throughout the game and the Memphis crowd didn't like his antics tonight. Nurkic's ceiling is through the roof, so there's no way his owners should consider cutting him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:34 pm
    • Channing Frye gets one shot with nothing else
      Channing Frye attempted one shot in 15 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday.

      Advice: That's his entire stat line from the box score right there. Frye has been a waste of space on the court in his last few games and he's simply not worth owning in most leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:39 pm
    • Luis Scola gets some rest on Thursday
      Luis Scola was rested on Thursday night.

      Advice: It was scheduled rest, according to coach Frank Vogel. Scola is not going to have much fantasy value while David West is healthy and his upside isn't high anyway, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:04 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Friday
      DeMarcus Cousins (left ankle) is questionable to play against the Cavs on Friday.

      Advice: This is interesting because Cousins missed time because of a right ankle sprain earlier this month. He did tweak his left ankle on Wednesday and did play through it, but it's possible he sits this one out. Although, one would think Boogie would want to suit up after being snubbed from the All-Star team. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:54 pm
    • Lavoy Allen (knee) out for game on Thursday
      Lavoy Allen is dealing with sore right knee and will not return to Thursday's game against the Knicks.

      Advice: He hobbled back to the locker room under his own power with only a slight limp. This injury doesn't sound serious, but the timing is interesting because he leapfrogged Luis Scola for the No. 2 power forward spot tonight. He left the game with eight points, five boards and one assist in nine minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:20 pm
       
      Injured
    • Woj: Dwight Howard could miss 'extended time'
      Dwight Howard (knee, ankle) will get a second opinion on his right knee and could miss "extended time," according to Yahoo! Sports.

      Advice: It sounds like he won't be back until after the break and there's no specifics known about his injury besides some fluid buildup. Howard needed a couple weeks to get over a knee injury at the end of 2014 and it does seem a little more serious this time around. While Dwight is out, Terrence Jones will have a great opportunity in front of him while Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will step up, too. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:45 pm
       
      Injured
    • Channing Frye set to start Thursday vs. MIL
      Channing Frye will remain in the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: Frye was benched during the entire second half of Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies, but head coach Jacque Vaughn will continue to go with him as a starter for the time being. However, Frye has been pretty bad lately hitting just 15-of-37 shots over the past five games. He can be viewed as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues, but guys in standard leagues should be able to find better production on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:01 pm
    • Andrew Bogut (illness) will play on Friday
      Steve Kerr said that Andrew Bogut (illness) went through practice on Thursday, and that he is good to go for Friday's game against Utah.

      Advice: Bogut will likely slide back into the starting lineup upon his return, which will hurt the value of both Marreese Speights and David Lee. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:01 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Uta
    • Anthony Davis (groin) questionable for Friday
      Updating a previous report, Anthony Davis (groin) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Clippers.

      Advice: He is dealing with a Grade 1 abductor strain, and he'll be re-evaluated during Friday morning's shootaround. "[Davis is] getting treatment," said head coach Monty Williams. "He’s walking around normally and doing some stuff, but nothing to break a sweat. We’ll see how he feels tomorrow." If Davis sits, Ryan Anderson, Alexis Ajinca, and Omer Asik will be the primary beneficiaries. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:25 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Anthony Davis has Grade 1 abductor strain
      Anthony Davis (groin) has a Grade 1 abductor strain and will be listed as day-to-day.

      Advice: Though not great news, this is much better than the original reaction when Davis went down Wednesday night. We'll consider him questionable for Friday's game against the Clippers, while Ryan Anderson, Alexis Ajinca, and Omer Asik would stand to benefit if Davis is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:28 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Birdman ready to take flight again?
      Chris Andersen (back, elbow) returned to practice on Thursday.

      Advice: While nothing definitive, this sounds like good news for Andersen's availability when the Heat host the Mavericks on Friday. Andersen doesn't belong on fantasy rosters outside of deeper leagues, but his return will minorly cut into Hassan Whiteside's minutes and value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:09 am
    • Enes Kanter leads Jazz with 21-11-1
      Enes Kanter came through with 21 points, 11 rebounds and a block in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: The Jazz controlled much of this game, but fell apart late as the Clippers cruised by them for their 13th straight win over Utah. As much as Rudy Gobert continues to threaten Kanter's playing time, but big man just won't give way. Kanter is hot again, scoring 20-plus points in four of his last five games and averaging 19.6 points, 10.8 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks over that stretch. Sure, you can be mad at him for a lack of blocked shots, but the rest of his numbers are pretty impressive. Rudy Gobert was in foul trouble early and played just 10 minutes, but Kanter's strong play lately is going to make it tough for Gobert to get heavy minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:36 pm
       
      6:00 pm vs GS
    • Derrick Favors goes for 18 & 9 in tough loss
      Derrick Favors had 18 points, nine rebounds and two blocks on 8-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: The Jazz actually controlled this game for most of the night, but gave way to the Clippers in the fourth quarter. Favors was reportedly playing through a sore wrist tonight, but it didn't seem to bother him as much as the Clippers bother the Jazz. They've now won 13 straight games over Utah. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:26 pm
    • Tiago Splitter gets a DNP-Cd
      Tiago Splitter was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

      Advice: Coach Gregg Popovich decided to sit him down. Splitter has a ton of calf injuries, but there is no indication that that issue was a problem. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:09 pm
    • Dirk Nowitzki scores 14 in loss to Houston
      Dirk Nowitzki hit just 4-of-11 shots for 14 points, five rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Rockets.

      Advice: He left briefly after taking a James Harden elbow to the face, and has struggled recently. He had just 11 points and five rebounds on Tuesday, but was playing better prior to his last two games. This looks like a nice time to try to buy low on Dirk. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:14 pm
    • Dwight Howard (knee) out at least two games
      An MRI revealed Dwight Howard (knee, ankle) has a fluid buildup in his right knee and he will miss at least the next two games.

      Advice: He was already out for tonight with a right ankle sprain, so another injury to his right leg is worrisome. Howard also missed 11 games earlier this season with a right knee injury, which was never confirmed by an MRI by the team. In other words, this injury is either worse or the Rockets are just sharing more information. Whatever it is, it sounds like he's going to miss time. Terrence Jones should be picked up in all leagues following a nice start. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:55 pm
       
      Injured
    • Boogie Cousins quiet in loss to Raptors
      DeMarcus Cousins hit just 5-of-10 shots and committed nine turnovers on his way to 13 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.

      Advice: If your league (or DFS) subtracts for turnovers, this was a rough one, but in standard leagues, he still came through with a decent stat line, despite a lack of points and boards. After Monday's postponement and tonight's poor outing, Cousins' owners are probably going to take a loss this week. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:46 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic has another impressive game
      Jusuf Nurkic looked good against the Pelicans on Wednesday with 15 points, nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 29 minutes.

      Advice: It was only a matter of time before he got it going again, and that time has come. Nurkic is coming off a nice game against the Clippers on Monday and he's back in coach Brian Shaw's good graces. The rookie should be owned in all leagues because he'll flirt with top-50 value in just 22 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:41 pm
    • Anthony Davis (groin) to have an MRI Thursday
      Anthony Davis (groin) will have an MRI on Thursday.

      Advice: It was great to see him return from an injury, but coach Monty Williams pulled his star forward because he was laboring. The Pelicans tend to take it easy on Davis when he's not at 100 percent, so we would consider him questionable to play on Friday against Blake Griffin. Davis finished with 24 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 37 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:48 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Andrew Bogut (illness) questionable for Fri
      Andrew Bogut (illness) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Friday.

      Advice: He had an illness on Wednesday and was a late scratch. Bogut could miss this game and the Warriors tend to be careful with him. If he's out, David Lee and Marreese Speights benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:40 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Uta
    • Kevin Love struggles, injures left knee
      Kevin Love suffered a left knee injury on Wednesday but played through it, hitting just 3-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, 12 rebounds and zero assists.

      Advice: We were hoping for a much bigger line with LeBron James in street clothes, but Love just didn't have it tonight, while Kyrie Irving took care of Cleveland's offensive needs. Love suffered the knee injury thanks to being run into by Chris Kaman, and we'll have to see how he's feeling on Thursday morning. Consider him day-to-day for now. If he's going to miss time, Tristan Thompson could become relevant again. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:31 pm
    • Anthony Davis returns to the game
      Anthony Davis returned to Wednesday's game in the fourth quarter.

      Advice: Hooray! Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:02 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Anthony Davis (leg) goes to the locker room
      Anthony Davis went to the locker room with a right leg injury in the third quarter of Wednesday's game.

      Advice: Not good. He needed help off the court and couldn't put much weight on his leg. Davis is probably going to be out for the rest of the game and we'll provide an update as we receive the information. Ryan Anderson, Dante Cunningham and Alexis Ajinca would get more run if he needs to miss time. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:47 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Nene (foot) will not play against the Suns
      Nene (foot) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has a handful of foot injuries and it's hardly a surprise to see him sit. Kris Humphries will start and should be worth a look in standard leagues and DFS tonight. Nene is not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:36 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dirk Nowitzki returns after elbow to the face
      Dirk Nowitzki exited Wednesday's game in the first quarter after being elbowed in the face by James Harden, but he has since returned.

      Advice: The Mavs' training staff evaluated him on the bench and he seems to have a mouth injury, but it obviously wasn't very serious. We'll keep an eye on him throughout the course of the game as a precaution. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:21 pm
    • Dwight Howard (ankle) inactive vs. Mavericks
      Dwight Howard (ankle) will not play against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's not even on the active roster and will be in street clothes. The Rockets might not have him for Friday against the Celtics, so his fantasy owners just have to bench him for now. Expect Joey Dorsey to start again with Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Terrence Jones to help out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:36 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dwight Howard (ankle) doubtful vs. Mavericks
      Coach Kevin McHale said he'd be "shocked" if Dwight Howard (ankle) played against the Mavericks.

      Advice: This will be his second consecutive game in street clothes, assuming something wild does not happen. For what it's worth, McHale has used this "shocked" statement before and it's held up every time. With Howard out, Terrence Jones might have to step up in his first game back. Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Joey Dorsey are also expected to help more. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:18 pm
       
      Injured
    • Joakim Noah blows up for 18/15/6 vs. Warriors
      The Bulls shocked the Warriors in California on Tuesday, aided by Joakim Noah's 18 points (7-of-12 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), 15 rebounds, six assists and two steals.

      Advice: Noah recently said that he feels as healthy as he has all season, and tonight's 40-minute performance supports that claim. The combination of Pau Gasol's arrival and Noah's injury problems have thus far reduced him to a late-round value, but coach Tom Thibodeau hasn't lost faith and Noah could be primed for a solid second half of the season. Andrew Bogut wasn't playing for the Warriors tonight, which contributed to Noah's huge game, and this is a mild sell-high opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:02 pm
    • Pau Gasol's huge line leads Bulls past GSW
      The Bulls won a stunning overtime game in Golden State on Tuesday, paced by Pau Gasol's 18 points, 16 rebounds, eight assists and four blocks.

      Advice: Gasol made 7-of-12 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws and he continues to shatter preseason expectations. The 34-year-old veteran has missed only three games this season (in November) despite averaging 34.9 minutes per game, and fantasy owners have to be thrilled with his production under Tom Thibodeau's thumb. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:47 pm
    • Nene quiet in surprisingly close win vs. L.A.
      Nene had a quiet game vs. the Lakers on Tuesday with six points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He's averaging a mediocre 13.1 points and 5.3 boards in 26 minutes since Dec. 31, but the bigger issue is his injury history -- Nene has missed 33.0 percent of his games over the past three seasons. Backup PF/C Kris Humphries has been terrific for two straight games and Nene's owners shouldn't rely on more than top-100 value going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:56 pm
       
      Injured
    • Zach Randolph catches fire, notches 22 & 10
      Zach Randolph finished Tuesday's game in Dallas with 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting with 10 rebounds, marking his 16th consecutive game with double-digit boards.

      Advice: Z-Bo had a quiet first half but he caught fire down the stretch, helping Memphis extend their lead in an impressive 109-90 road win vs. a division rival. His 16 games with 10+ rebounds is the longest streak in the NBA this season and he's simply on fire since returning from injury on Jan. 9. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:05 pm
    • Kevin Love scores just seven points in win
      Kevin Love scored just seven points on 3-of-11 shooting in a win over the Pistons on Tuesday, adding eight boards, four assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He reportedly experienced some dizzy spells during Sunday's game against the Thunder, so there is a strong chance that he wasn't at 100 percent tonight. We will update his status if any new developments occur, but it doesn't appear that he will miss any time. This was his seventh game of the season in which he failed to score in double digits, so his owners can only hope that Love starts to turn things around soon. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:53 pm
    • Andrew Bogut benched last-minute on Tuesday
      Andrew Bogut was scratched from the starting lineup at the last minute on Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms, shifting Marreese Speights into the Warriors' starting lineup.

      Advice: Bogut was actually announced with the starters so this is terrible news for any owners who had him active in lineups. We will go ahead and consider Bogut questionable for Friday's game against Utah, but he should have plenty of time to recover for that one. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:43 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Uta
    • Shayne Whittington sent down to D-League
      Shayne Whittington has been sent down for a stint in the NBA D-League.

      Advice: Whittington doesn't project to be in Indiana's rotation for the foreseeable future, so owners can comfortably leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:08 pm
    • 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
      Tuesday, 2:58 pm
    • Dwight Howard tweaks ankle during practice
      Dwight Howard tweaked his right ankle during Tuesday's practice, and remains a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. Dallas.

      Advice: "It wasn’t as bad as when it happened, but I had to sit out of practice, so we’ll see how it feels [Wednesday]," Howard said. "Hopefully I can play, but if not, we still have a great chance to win the game." While Joey Dorsey would draw the start if Howard sits, Josh Smith and Donatas Motiejunas would see the biggest increase in value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:07 pm
       
      Injured
    • Joel Freeland (shoulder) out on Wednesday
      Joel Freeland (shoulder) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavs, as expected.

      Advice: Freeland has been sidelined since Jan. 3, and he isn't even targeting a return until mid-February. With season averages of 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds, Freeland can safely remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:37 am
       
      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
      Tuesday, 11:32 am
    • Dwight Howard will be game-time for Weds
      Dwight Howard (ankle) will be a game-time decisions for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

      Advice: We'll update Howard's status as more news becomes available, but there's a good chance he sits out a second consecutive game after leaving Friday's game with a sprained ankle. If Howard sits, Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith, and Joey Dorsey would see the biggest boost in fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:35 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
      Tuesday, 8:17 am
    • Jusuf Nurkic picks up the pace on Monday
      Jusuf Nurkic picked up the pace on Monday against the Clippers, scoring six points on 3-of-6 shooting with 10 rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 29 minutes.

      Advice: Nurkic was one of the Nuggets' best players tonight and yet Brian Shaw pulled him late to bring in J.J. Hickson. He's not out of the woods in terms of consistency but he has more than proven his upside and needs to be held through any cold streaks. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:05 pm
    • 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
      Monday, 9:14 pm
    • Ibaka hauls in season-high 19 rebounds in win
      Serge Ibaka hauled in a season-high 19 rebounds in the Thunder's 92-84 win over the Wolves on Monday, and also added 13 points, two steals and two blocks.

      Advice: Ibaka hit 6-of-13 shots and added a 3-pointer for good measure, and as long as he can be efficient we don't mind him taking 3-point shots. He's been a disappointment as just a top 35-40 value on the year, primarily because of the shift toward a softer overall fantasy game. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:45 pm
    • Zach Randolph stays hot vs. Magic on Monday
      Zach Randolph dominated the Magic on Monday with 24 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He has nine consecutive double-doubles now and Memphis arena staff might have to re-do the in-the-paint area with how Z-Bo has been setting up shop down there. His last five games have been particularly strong, averaging 19.6 points, 13.4 boards and 0.6 blocks on 59.4 percent from the field. Randolph is going to flirt with 20-12 lines as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:20 pm
    • Channing Frye benched for whole second half
      Channing Frye was benched for the entire second half against the Grizzlies on Monday due to poor defense.

      Advice: Zach Randolph looked like he was playing in Rookie mode on a video game with easy bucket after easy bucket. Frye has fallen out of favor with coach Jacque Vaughn and there's a good chance it'll happen again. His fantasy owners can consider dropping him depending who they're going to add instead. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:52 pm
    • Anthony Davis has another Anthony Davis line
      Anthony Davis was all over the court against the 76ers during a 99-74 win on Monday, scoring 32 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and four blocks on 12-of-19 from the field.

      Advice: Yeah, that toe injury from last week is behind him. In his last four games since that injury, Davis averaged 27.5 points, 10.0 boards, 1.8 assists, 2.5 blocks, 3.3 steals and 1.3 turnovers. He'll get the struggling Denver frontcourt at home on Wednesday, so he's likely looking at another 30-point game for that one. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:40 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Kevin Love experienced dizzy spells Sunday
      Kevin Love experienced some dizzy spells during Sunday's win over the Thunder, but he came out of the game okay.

      Advice: "Everything was spinning there for a little bit," Love said. "It was a scary moment, but I was good after that." It sounds like Love may have been dealing with a vertigo-like moment, and that can be caused by a number of things, including dehydration. Love said he "probably" ate too close to game time, but the good news is that he appears okay. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:52 am
    • Kings-Knicks officially postponed on Monday
      Monday's game between the Knicks and Kings has been postponed, and it will be made up on March 3.

      Advice: With the pending blizzard threatening New York and the surrounding areas, the league will play it safe. It's the right call. Be sure your daily lineups don't include any Knicks or Kings on Monday night. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:34 am
    • Tarik Black (ankle) returns in garbage time
      Tarik Black (ankle) logged seven minutes in garbage time on Sunday, finishing with three points, five rebounds and three turnovers vs. his former team.

      Advice: Black gave the Lakers' some much-needed energy, sparking a futile run late in the fourth quarter. He's carved out a steady bench role since being picked up by L.A. but isn't a viable fantasy option, especially now that Robert Sacre has unexpectedly taken over the starting center job. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:03 pm
    • Andrew Bogut double-doubles in 28 minutes
      Andrew Bogut played 28 minutes in a win over the Celtics on Sunday, scoring 13 points with 13 boards, four assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: It was a little surprising to see him play 28 minutes, but his owners won't be complaining with this line. Bogut is still worth owning even if he only sees around 25 minutes per game going forward, but his owners will always have to worry about precautionary DNPs, especially with the Warriors virtually locked into a top seed in the Western Conference. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:21 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Uta
    • Jusuf Nurkic gets four fouls in 19 minutes
      Jusuf Nurkic racked up four personal fouls in just 19 minutes of action on Sunday, finishing a tough loss to the Wizards with six points, nine boards, two assists and one steal.

      Advice: Nurkic has a golden opportunity with Timofey Mozgov gone and JaVale McGee (tibia) still inactive, but he can't get out of his own way with the foul trouble. He's still a late-middle round value over the past month, in just 20.2 minutes per game, and simply has too much upside to cut in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:00 pm
    • Tiago Splitter shifts to bench on Sunday
      Tiago Splitter shifted to the bench for Sunday's game against the Bucks, scoring eight points with two boards, two assists and one steal in 17 minutes.

      Advice: Matt Bonner drew the start on Sunday, but this isn't the first time coach Gregg Popovich decided to alter his lineup. Given the constant uncertainty at the center position in San Antonio, neither player is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:32 pm
    • Dwight Howard (ankle) ruled out vs. Lakers
      Dwight Howard (ankle) will not play against the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: Coach Kevin McHale wasn't too hopeful that Howard would play tonight, and it looks like there is a legitimate chance that he misses additional time. We will consider Howard day-to-day for now, and we will update his status when we know more. The Rockets have yet to name a replacement in the starting lineup, but Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will likely be the primary beneficiaries. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:00 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Love gets 19 & 13 w/ five 3-pointers
      Kevin Love scored 19 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and one block in 36 minutes on Sunday, while making 5-of-7 shots from downtown.

      Advice: He was 3-of-17 from deep in Cleveland's previous four games, and his ability to knock down triples is critical for his fantasy value -- 35.6 percent of his attempts have come from deep this season, which blows away his previous career high. Love is returning third-round value this season, which isn't what owners expected on draft day, and it's hard to envision a surge while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:29 pm
    • Serge Ibaka launches nine 3-pointers Sunday
      Serge Ibaka tied his season-high with nine 3-point attempts on Sunday, making three of them to score 15 points with 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

      Advice: Ibaka was 6-of-16 from the field overall, marking the second straight game he's jacked up 16 shots. That's an encouraging trend for fantasy owners despite his current slump -- the career 53.5 percent shooter is just 19-of-53 over his past four games (35.8 percent). Look for him to bounce back vs. the Wolves' porous defense on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:19 pm
    • Taj Gibson shoots just 3-of-10 against Miami
      Taj Gibson really struggled during Sunday's loss to the Heat, shooting 3-of-10 from the field for 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and one turnover.

      Advice: Gibson fell victim to the Hassan Whiteside show, and had his shot blocked six times tonight. His numbers are always going to take a dip when Joakim Noah is back in the lineup, and tonight was no different. Look for him to bounce-back on Tuesday with a more favorable matchup against the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:59 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ Pho
    • Pau Gasol drops 13-17-3-4 line in loss
      Pau Gasol had yet another fantastic game on Sunday, scoring 13 points to go with 17 rebounds, three assists, four blocks, and two turnovers, but it wasn't enough as the Bulls fell to the Heat.

      Advice: Gasol continues to put up glorious fantasy lines, and he was rightfully voted in as the starting center for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. He looks completely revitalized in Chicago, and his down-year in LA last season is now a distant memory. Keep rolling him out there, and pat yourself on the back if you drafted him late. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:49 pm
    • 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
    • Tarik Black (ankle) will be available on Sun.
      Head coach Byron Scott said that Tarik Black (ankle) has improved and he will be available for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: Scott also added that Black is still feeling sore, and there is no guarantee that he will play today, so he's not looking like a great option in most leagues. Robert Sacre will likely continue to see some extended minutes tonight with Black limited, but he too can't be considered a reliable option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:49 am
    • Dwight Howard (ankle) game-time decision Sun.
      Dwight Howard (ankle) did not participate during shootaround, and he is considered a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: It's worth noting that head coach Kevin McHale said he's "not real hopeful," that Dwight will play tonight, so it's sounding like he's closer to doubtful than a game-time decision. If Howard is forced to sit that Rockets could go with Joey Dorsey at the center spot, or it's possible they slide over Donatas Motiejunas to the center position and start Josh Smith at power forward. We'll have a better idea of the starting lineup closer to tip-off, but Smith and Motiejunas would likely be the primary beneficiaries. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:17 am
       
      Injured
    • 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
    • Tarik Black (ankle) doubtful for Friday
      Tarik Black (ankle) is considered doubtful for Friday's game against Houston.

      Advice: He has already missed the past two games and his chances of playing don't look good for Sunday either. Black is supposedly now in the mix to start at center for the Lakers according to coach Byron Scott, but he is nothing more than a flier in deeper leagues for now. We will pass along further details when they are available. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:59 am
    • 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
    • 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
    • Zach Randolph scores 17 with 14 boards
      Zach Randolph scored 17 points with 14 rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer against the 76ers during a 101-83 victory on Saturday.

      Advice: That's eight consecutive double-doubles for Z-Bo. In that span, he's averaged 18.8 points, 13.9 boards, 2.5 boards, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks. Considering his injury history, this is a sell-high opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:57 pm
    • Dwight Howard (ankle) questionable for Sunday
      Dwight Howard (right ankle sprain) is questionable to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: The last time the Rockets played the Lakers, we were hit with a surprise knee injury for Howard back on Nov. 19. The Rockets are off until Wednesday following Sunday, so maybe sitting him down in what should be a win. Joey Dorsey would start with Donatas Motiejunas logging some minutes at the five. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:17 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
    • Cousins goes for 28 & 11 against the Warriors
      DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points on 9-of-19 shooting (10-of-11 FTs) with 11 rebounds, two assists and three steals in Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: Cousins is keeping things together so far and the finger pointing inside the walls hasn't been directed at him. Yet. Unless he gets fed up with management, he's going to destroy the opposition. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:00 am
    • Nurkic not getting the love from Shaw
      Jusuf Nurkic played just 15 minutes in the Nuggets' 100-99 loss to the Celtics on Friday, finishing with six points and eight rebounds to go with three fouls.

      Advice: Nurkic's foul rate was still up but this wasn't about foul trouble, and we haven't heard anything at all about his sore back. J.J. Hickson started the second half and it just looks like Brian Shaw isn't ready to free Nurkic, but unless the Nuggets trade for a big man we can't get behind a drop. There's simply too much upside and we'd need to be shaken much harder than this. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:50 am
    • 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
    • Gibson productive with 15 and seven vs. DAL
      Taj Gibson scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Gibson was productive despite the return of Joakim Noah (23 minutes) and despite that he should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:15 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ Pho
    • 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
    • Tarik Black out against the Spurs
      Tarik Black (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: Coach Byron Scott said that Robert Sacre is starting because Black is out. Neither guy will have much value while Jordan Hill is active. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:48 pm
    • Robert Sacre starting for Ed Davis
      Robert Sacre will start against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: He'll bump Ed Davis to the bench. Sacre has been a DNP-CD in five of his last six games and the book is kind of out on him. He can't defend very well in the post and is more of a jump-shooting big man. It's also worth noting that Coach Bryon Scott said Sacre is only starting because Tarik Black is hurt. He's not likely to have a big season and can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:16 pm
    • Jordan Hill starting, Ed Davis benched
      Jordan Hill will start at power forward on Friday, sending Ed Davis to the bench.

      Advice: Hill will shift over to the power forward spot, and Robert Sacre will start at center tonight. It's not clear if this is matchup based, or if head coach Byron Scott has soured a bit on Davis' play. However, Davis' minutes have been trending down lately, so if you'd like to send him to the waiver wire with the move to the bench, we wouldn't blame you. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:16 pm
    • 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
    • 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
    • Enes Kanter scores 23 points with 16 boards
      Enes Kanter scored 23 points against the Bucks on Thursday with 16 boards, two steals and one block in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He stepped up with Derrick Favors (personal) not in the lineup today and had a double-double in the first half. Kanter had a 24-17 line on Wednesday against the Cavs, but he was floundering before that over his previous two with averages of 5.5 points and 3.5 boards. Kanter was not a top-125 player in the previous two weeks before this game and Rudy Gobert is not going away, so Kanter's owners will want to try and sell high off this two-game outburst. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:50 pm
       
      6:00 pm vs GS
    • Pau Gasol scores 12 points with 17 boards
      Pau Gasol was outstanding against the Spurs during an easy 104-81 win on Thursday, making 5-of-6 from the field for 12 points with 17 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 31 minutes.

      Advice: He was voted in as the starting center for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. Gasol played 35 minutes per game in November, December and January this season, but his stats have exploded in 2015. In his previous 11 2015 games, he averaged 21.6 points, 12.3 boards, 2.5 assists, 2.3 blocks and 0.3 steals on 50.0 percent from the field. He obviously earned his All-Star spot. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:18 pm
    • Taj Gibson comes through vs. Spurs
      Taj Gibson turned in a productive game in the starting lineup against the Spurs on Thursday with 15 points, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and four blocks.

      Advice: After some very quiet games in the starting lineup, Gibson is clicking on the stat sheet. In his last five games as a starter, he averaged 11.8 points, 7.8 boards, 0.8 steals and 2.6 blocks in 37.6 minutes per game. Joakim Noah (ankle) shouldn't be out much longer, but Gibson is a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:12 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ Pho
    • Tarik Black (ankle) now doubtful for Friday
      Tarik Black (ankle) is now listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Coach Byron Scott gave him a 50/50 shot to play earlier in the day, but now it appears that Black will likely sit this one out. We will update his status if something changes, but for now expect Carlos Boozer, Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre to see a slight uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:01 pm
    • Joel Freeland likely out a few more weeks
      Joel Freeland will likely be out for a few more weeks as he recovers from his strained right shoulder.

      Advice: This is a shame because Portland could really use him right now with Robin Lopez (hand) and LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) sidelined. By the time Freeland returns to action, the Blazers will more than likely be healthy and Freeland probably won't be a big part of the rotation. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:54 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jusuf Nurkic is now dealing with a sore back
      Jusuf Nurkic is now dealing with a sore back, and while he did miss practice on Thursday, he will play against Boston on Friday.

      Advice: The Nuggets probably just opted to give the rookie some extra rest, and the good news is that Nurkic isn't likely to miss any action. We will continue to follow this story closely, but owners can go ahead and pencil him into all lineups barring a setback. JaVale McGee (leg) is also closing in on a return, but given how injury-prone he is there is no need for Nurkic's owners to be concerned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:45 pm
    • Tarik Black (ankle) able to practice on Thurs
      Tarik Black (ankle) was able to practice on Thursday, but he is still listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Coach Byron Scott said that Black wouldn't be able to play on his ankle right now, and gave him just a 50/50 shot to play against the Spurs. Owners in deeper leagues who are holding onto Black should probably go ahead and bench him, as he likely won't see many minutes considering his current status. Carlos Boozer, Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre would pick up a few extra minutes if Black sits this one out. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:30 am
    • 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
    • Andrew Bogut blocks five shots in win
      Andrew Bogut had nine points, 10 rebound, a steal and five blocks in just 22 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Rockets.

      Advice: He appeared to baffle Dwight Howard tonight and it's becoming really clear that the Warriors are going to need to have him healthy for the playoffs. Expect less than 25 minutes a game from Bogut going forward, and expect him to keep putting up decent numbers on nights when he's healthy enough to play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:48 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Uta
    • DeMarcus Cousins scores 28 points w/ 14 rbs
      DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points with 14 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 41 minutes against the Nets during a 103-100 loss on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Kings did not get any help from their bench with just 18 points. As for Cousins, he has double-doubles in eight straight games and came into tonight with 2015 averages of 23.6 points, 13.6 boards, 4.5 assists, 2.3 blocks and 1.8 steals. Even with his awful 5.6 turnovers per game in that span, he's still one of the best centers in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:09 pm
    • Serge Ibaka gets benched late vs. Wizards
      Serge Ibaka played 28 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday with seven points, five rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: He made 3-of-11 from the field and he did not play down the stretch in favor of Steven Adams. This is pretty close to rock bottom for Ibaka because he only had nine points against the Heat on Tuesday. He's not going to be the first-round stud we've seen in the past few years, but he's still a nice buy-low target. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:11 pm
    • Nene scores 24 points vs. the Thunder
      Nene scored a season-high 24 points with four rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in 34 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's his second 20-point game in his last three and his 34 minutes tonight were the first time he's played more than 31 minutes since Nov. 20. Nene's minutes tend to fluctuate and he only played 18 minutes on Monday, so it's still going to be hard to trust him. If you want to give him a try following this game, you can give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:40 pm
       
      Injured
    • Anthony Davis back in big way for Pelicans
      Anthony Davis returned from his toe injury and hit 11-of-18 shots for 29 points, eight rebounds, three steals and four blocks.

      Advice: Welcome back, AD! Now get him back in your lineup and put your seatbelt on. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:38 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Jordan Hill double-doubles in loss
      Jordan Hill hit 7-of-14 shots for 15 points and 13 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Hill might be playing better than any other Laker and is averaging 15.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 0.8 steals on 53 percent shooting over his last five. Some more blocks would be nice (0.4), but he's capable of a double-double every time out right now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:24 pm
    • Enes Kanter goes off for 24 & 17 in start
      Enes Kanter started on Wednesday and hit 9-of-20 shots for 24 points and 17 rebounds.

      Advice: No, he doesn't block shots and yes, Rudy Gobert has been stalking him all season long, but his coach (Quin Snyder) is sticking with Kanter in the starting lineup and he's had enough big games this season to be cut some slack. Kanter was benched in the second half against the Spurs on Sunday, but it was for matchup purposes. While Rudy Gobert remains a "nice to own" player, Kanter looks like the starter for the rest of this season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:28 pm
       
      6:00 pm vs GS
    • Channing Frye quiet w/ Tobias Harris active
      Channing Frye made 3-of-4 shots with two 3-pointers on Wednesday, scoring eight points with one rebound and one steal in 23 minutes vs. the Pistons.

      Advice: His production predictably tailed off with Tobias Harris back in action -- he averaged 10.2 shots per game while Harris was sidelined, considerably higher than his 7.1 season average. Kyle O'Quinn is also a lurking threat to Frye's value, and 12-team owners shouldn't hesitate to cut him for a player with more rest-of-season upside. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:19 pm
    • 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
    • Tarik Black (ankle) aims to practice Thursday
      Tarik Black (ankle) intends to practice in San Antonio on Thursday, leaving him questionable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: This is very encouraging since Black needed crutches to leave the arena on Wednesday, and it appears he's healing faster than anticipated. Cautious owners should still plan to be without him on Friday, in which case guys like Carlos Boozer and Ryan Sacre should each earn a few extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:09 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
    • Enes Kanter will remain in starting lineup
      Coach Quin Snyder emphatically stated that Enes Kanter will remain in the starting lineup despite the impressive play of Rudy Gobert.

      Advice: It's puzzling as to why coach Synder is so adamant on sticking with Kanter, as it is become painfully obvious that the Jazz are simply a better team when Gobert is on the floor. Kanter was benched during the second half of Sunday's game, and even though he will remain the starter, Gobert will threaten his playing time every night. We will continue to monitor this situation very closely. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:49 am
       
      6:00 pm vs GS
    • Anthony Davis (toe) will start against Lakers
      Anthony Davis (toe) will start against the Lakers on Wednesday.

      Advice: His toe injury was never considered serious, but the Pelicans are obviously going to be extremely cautious with their franchise player. Davis' return will send Ryan Anderson back to bench, while Alexis Ajinca will lose almost all of his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:22 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Jusuf Nurkic nears double-double on Tuesday
      Nuggets C Jusuf Nurkic finished Tuesday's home loss with 10 points on 5-of-9 FGs, nine rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: Foul trouble has been crippling Nurkic's playing time and fantasy value, so it was nice to see him stay on the court vs. a savvy and experienced Spurs squad. He didn't block any shots tonight but he also didn't take any FTs, which is good for the 69.0 percent FT shooter. Denver was recently linked to Brook Lopez in trade talks, reportedly viewing Lopez as an ideal mentor for Nurkic, but fantasy owners shouldn't react since it's firmly in the 'rumor' stage. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:56 pm
    • 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
    • Serge Ibaka very quiet vs. Miami on Tuesday
      Serge Ibaka hit another 3-pointer during Tuesday's win in Miami, but he finished with a mere nine points, four rebounds, one block and four turnovers in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He didn't have any assists or steals and was limited by some foul trouble, which added up to a dud for fantasy owners. His value has been on the rise lately and one poor performance shouldn't shake owners' faith in his elite value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:15 pm
    • Cousins, Gay, Casspi probable for Wednesday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle), Rudy Gay (knee) and Omri Casspi (eye) are all listed as probable for Wednesday's home game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: All three guys played on Monday and we'll leave them off the injury report unless a pessimistic update surfaces after shootaround. Cousins is averaging multiple career highs this season, including points (23.9), rebounds (12.6), assists (3.2) and blocks (1.7), yet he's currently trailing guys like Tim Duncan, LaMarcus Aldridge and Dwight Howard in fan-based All-Star voting. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:43 pm
    • Dirk Nowitzki recovered from stomach illness
      Dirk Nowitzki has recovered from a stomach illness that bothered him in late December and early January, and he said that he's "starting to feel better again."

      Advice: Nowitzki had a rest day on Wednesday and may have a few more as the season progresses, but he's not in imminent danger of any DNP-CDs. Dirk's stats have dipped across the board this year, including scoring (18.7 points per game), but we may see an uptick in the coming weeks now that his ailment is behind him. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:57 pm
    • Taj Gibson calls out Bulls for lacking effort
      Taj Gibson said that the Bulls have to "practice harder" to escape their current slump, during which they've lost six of the past eight games.

      Advice: "We can't be taking days off," Gibson said. "We're going to go through rough stretches, but we got to practice harder and we got to play with some energy." Pau Gasol also called out his teammates for a lack of effort recently, and coach Tom Thibodeau suggested that some changes could be coming. "We have to find some continuity," Thibodeau said. "Maybe we look at different people." We'll let you know if minutes shift significantly in the next few games. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:37 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ Pho
    • Joel Freeland (shoulder) out on Wednesday
      Joel Freeland (shoulder) will not play Wednesday vs. the Suns.

      Advice: The Blazers are hurting right now with Robin Lopez (hand), LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb), and Freeland all out for Wednesday's game. Look for Chris Kaman to get all the minutes he can handle, with Dorell Wright, Meyers Leonard, and Thomas Robinson set to see some increased opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:49 pm
       
      Injured
    • 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
    • Tarik Black (ankle) will not play Wednesday
      Tarik Black (right ankle sprain) will not play Wednesday vs. the Pelicans, and he is looking doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Black was seen leaving the arena on crutches after Monday's game, so this is no mild ankle sprain. With Black out, look for Robert Sacre, Carlos Boozer (triceps contusion), and Ryan Kelly to pick up some additional minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:07 am
    • X-rays negative on Tarik Black's ankle
      X-rays came back negative on Tarik Black's sprained right ankle, but Black left the arena on crutches after Monday's loss to the Suns.

      Advice: Black sprained his ankle after coming down on a teammates' foot and played coy when asked about his availablity for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans. "I can’t comment on that one," said Black. "I don’t know. But miracles can happen. I rolled it pretty good, though." We'll update Black's status as more information becomes available, but Robert Sacre could see some time while Ed Davis, Carlos Boozer, and Ryan Kelly would all see a minutes boost if Black is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:33 am
    • Cousins (ankle) returns and goes for 22 & 19
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) returned to action in Monday's loss to the Blazers, scoring 22 points on 7-of-17 shooting (8-of-12 FTs) with 19 rebounds, one assist and a season-high tying four blocks in 38 minutes.

      Advice: Cousins is on a big push to make the All Star team and he should be even more beastly until he either gets the nod or doesn't. Of course, it would be insane if he doesn't make the All Star team because he's competing for an All-NBA First Team slot if voters could be trusted, but that's never a sure thing when it comes to All Star nods and postseason awards. He also got fouled out by another vicious flop tonight, as Thomas Robinson was hit by a sniper on two different occasions. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:04 am
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