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    • David Lee is expected to return next week
      David Lee (hamstring) is expected to return next week.

      Advice: The Warriors won't be in a rush to bring him back after he's already aggravated his strain in his first game back. Draymond Green Wally Pipp'd him already, so Lee is not going to get minutes over 26 or so. He's worth a stash and perhaps someone in your league thinks he'll be the same player he was last year. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:05 pm
       
      Injured
    • DeMarcus Cousins will start with minutes limit
      DeMarcus Cousins will start against the Bucks on Thursday with a minutes limit.

      Advice: He's been out since November and his conditioning probably is not up to speed just yet. Cousins is one of the best offensive big men in the NBA while he's pulling down 12.6 boards and adding 1.5 blocks per game. Even with 20 minutes tonight, his owners should still have him in the lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:23 pm
    • Vitor Faverani gets cut because of trade
      Celtics release C Vitor Faverani.

      Advice: It's seems like just yesterday when he exploded in the second game of his career last season, scoring 12 points with 18 boards and six blocks. Too many knee issues, an inability to learn offense and adapting to the concept of team defense hurt him here. Faverani might get picked up at some point. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:11 pm
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) may be out until January?
      Andrew Bogut's agent David Bauman speculated that Bogut might be able to return "sometime in January."

      Advice: "I’m not going to say two, three, four weeks, but that’s probably a reasonable assumption if all goes well, and then he’ll return sometime in January," said Bauman. Bogut will likely be re-evaluated in about a week to see how his knee is responding to treatment, after which the team will decide whether to keep resting him or to undergo another round of PRP injections. Marreese Speights and Draymond Green will help fill the void with Bogut on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:42 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play on Thursday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: The Bulls should not need him tonight. Gibson suffered a new injury to his ankle this week, so this is not soreness. Gibson did go through warmups and he's usually pretty tough, so he should be considered a littler closer to probable for Friday. Nikola Mirotic will pick up some extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:19 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Cole Aldrich, Travis Wear starting vs. Bulls
      The Knicks will start Jose Calderon, Tim Hardaway Jr., Travis Wear, Cole Aldrich and Amare Stoudemire against the Bulls on Thursday.

      Advice: Not exactly the greatest starting lineup for national TV. Aldrich was outstanding over the summer and he's a much better offensive force than Samuel Dalembert, so it makes sense to give him more run with Carmelo Anthony out. He's a decent rebounder and may also help out on blocking shots. If you're in a pinch, Aldrich could have a decent game for deep-league owners. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:42 pm
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) will play Thursday vs. NY
      Joakim Noah (ankle) will play Thursday vs. the Knicks, as expected.

      Advice: Get him in your lineups for what is a favorable matchup vs. the Knicks. With Derrick Rose (illness) unavailable for this one, Noah will be asked to do a bit more on offense, and he makes for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:32 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 * vs NY
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) a game-time decision Thurs
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will warm up and see how he feels before deciding his status for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: If Gibson is unable to play, Nikola Mirotic will soak up his minutes, although he's been struggling lately so he's a risky option in daily leagues. Joakim Noah will get all the minutes he can handle if Gibson can't go. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:29 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Brandan Wright headed to BOS in Rondo deal
      Brandan Wright will be sent to Boston as part of the trade for Rajon Rondo.

      Advice: Wright will enter a very crowded frontcourt in Boston, and he'll be fighting for minutes with the likes of Tyler Zeller (current starter), Kelly Olynyk, and Brandon Bass. It'll be interesting to watch Boston's rotations develop, but Wright makes sense as a speculative add in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:08 pm
    • Larry Sanders (suspension) out Thursday
      Larry Sanders has been suspended for Thursday's game against Sacramento for pushing Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated towards the basket.

      Advice: That means that Zaza Pachulia is going to get all the run he can handle with Sanders, John Henson (foot), and Ersan Ilyasova (nose) unavailable, and he makes for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Johnny O'Bryant may see some extended minutes off the bench, but he's still working himself into basketball shape, so Zaza is the guy to target here. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:14 pm
       
      Suspended
    • Reggie Evans (knee, hip) out Thursday vs. MIL
      Reggie Evans (knee, hip) will not play Thursday vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: Evans suffered the injuries during Tuesday's game vs. OKC, and there is currently no timetable set for his return. With DeMarcus Cousins expected to return on Thursday, there's not much reason to hold onto Evans, and he can be cut in most leagues. Carl Landry and Derrick Williams will likely see some extended minutes, but neither makes for a great plug-and-play option. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:02 pm
       
      Injured
    • DeMarcus Cousins (illness) probable Thursday
      DeMarcus Cousins (illness) is being listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: Cousins' return would send Reggie Evans back to the bench, and Jason Thompson's value would take a hit. All signs are pointing towards Cousins giving it a go on Thursday, and he's obviously a must-start option when in uniform. Stay tuned for an official update as we draw closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:56 pm
    • Jordan Hill (illness) probable for Friday
      Jordan Hill (upper respiratory infection) did not practice on Thursday, but he is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. OKC.

      Advice: This is Hill's second consecutive missed practice, but he doesn't appear to be in jeopardy of missing Friday's game. Still, owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Friday's tip, and if he's unable to go, Robert Sacre, Ed Davis, and Carlos Boozer will help fill the void. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:24 pm
       
      Injured
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) w/out timetable to return
      Andrew Bogut (knee) had a platelet-rich plasma treatment on Wednesday, and there is currently no timetable set for his return.

      Advice: Bogut said recently that he felt his knee was "giving out," and news just keeps getting worse for the oft-injured big man. He will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. OKC, and he should be considered doubtful for Monday's game against Sacramento. Draymond Green and Marreese Speights will be the primary beneficiaries with Bogut sidelined, and we'll be monitoring his status closely. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:21 am
    • Joel Embiid shooting free throws on Thursday
      Joel Embiid (foot) was seen shooting free throws at Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Embiid has been present at Sixers' practice for the last two weeks and has been allowed to shoot free throws and standstill shots. He still has several steps to go in his rehab from offseason foot surgery, however, and isn't expected to play in 2014-15, so he only belongs on dynasty league fantasy rosters right now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:50 am
       
      Injured
    • Joakim Noah expected to play Thurs vs NYK
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is expected to play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: Noah was a participant in shootaround and is expected to be available when the Bulls take on the Knicks Thursday night. Noah's owners can feel free to plug him back into their starting lineups, while Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic will see their fantasy value take a hit upon Noah's return. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:18 am
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 * vs NY
    • DeAndre Jordan goes for 15-23-2 in win
      DeAndre Jordan abused Roy Hibbert for 15 points, 23 rebounds and two blocks on 4-of-8 shooting on Wednesday.

      Advice: He hit just 7-of-15 shooting, but you don't care about his free throw percentage if you own him, as his struggles from the line are not a surprise, nor is he going to improve from there any time soon. DJ's line will be overshadowed by what Andre Drummond did tonight (19 points, 24 rebounds, four steals, three blocks), but Jordan's line was certainly noteworthy. Make a note to play opposing centers against Hibbert and the Pacers going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:52 pm
    • Chris Kaman's role doesn't change
      Chris Kaman played 18 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday, making 3-of-12 from the field for six points and three boards.

      Advice: The Blazers are not going to completely unleash him because of his age and injury history, so owners shouldn't consider him as a game-changing pickup. Kaman should have some low-end value and be better than this, though. Give him a look if you need a big man. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:44 pm
    • Roy Hibbert awful in loss to Clippers
      Roy Hibbert was overmatched by DeAndre Jordan on Wednesday and lasted just 16 minutes before leaving with seven points, three rebounds, one assist, zero steals and zero blocks on 3-of-10 shooting.

      Advice: He had four fouls and could do nothing to slow Jordan down, as he racked up 15 points, 23 rebounds and two blocks in the win. Hibbert played well early in the season, but looks lost again. He'll eventually get it turned around, but you might have to bench him until he figures things out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:32 pm
    • Zaza Pachulia plays 26 minutes
      Zaza Pachulia played 26 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday with five points, eight rebounds, three assists and one turnover.

      Advice: He is sharing minutes at center and coach Jason Kidd is not using him at power forward these days. Perhaps one takeaway is the Bucks need Ersan Ilyasova (face) to come back. Pachulia is not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:17 pm
    • Larry Sanders plays 21 minutes
      Larry Sanders played 21 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds and one steal.

      Advice: He is not getting minutes at power forward, so he's not going to benefit from the injury to Jabari Parker (knee). Before tonight, Sanders has actually played just 67 minutes this season without Jabari next to him, so tonight foreign territory to a small degree. He's an inconsistent player and that's not going to change. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:12 pm
       
      Suspended
    • Amir Johnson nearly double-doubles in win
      Amir Johnson played 31 minutes and had 13 points, nine rebounds and a block on 5-of-8 shooting on Wednesday.

      Advice: He hit just 3-of-6 free throws, but this was a much better line than we've seen from him lately. He's usually outplayed by Patrick Patterson, but that wasn't the case tonight. Pat-Pat had 13 points and three 3-pointers, but just two rebounds, and it's possible that Johnson could finally be ready to start playing. Keep a close eye on this timeshare in the next one. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:44 pm
    • Mason Plumlee goes for 23 & 8 in loss
      Mason Plumlee made another start for Brook Lopez (back) and had a career-high 23 points, eight rebounds and two blocks on 9-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: Plumlee got off to a dreadful start when Bro-Lo went down, but has now scored 21 and 23 points in his last two games. He's a free throw killer and hit just 5-of-11 of them tonight, but as long as Lopez is out, Plumlee should be in your lineup. He's averaging 16.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over his last five games, but is shooting just 43 percent at the line during that stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:38 pm
    • Zach Randolph goes for 21 and 21 in win
      Zach Randolph scored 21 points with 21 rebounds, one assist and two steals against the Spurs on Wednesday.

      Advice: That's five consecutive double-doubles for Z-Bo, averaging 19.8 points, 13.2 boards, 1.0 steals and 2.0 turnovers in that span. Randolph is starting to get it going on offense and it's safe to say his slow start is behind him, making 53 percent from the field over his last 11. His fantasy owners can go back to penciling him in for a double-double most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:20 pm
    • Tiago Splitter returns off the bench
      Tiago Splitter returned to action on Wednesday with four points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He probably has a minutes cap because of all the problems he's dealt with in his lower leg. Splitter has played well in his small amount of playing time, but he's still not going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:03 pm
    • Boris Diaw scores 17 points with 13 boards
      Boris Diaw scored 17 points with 13 boards, five assists and three 3-pointer sin 39 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

      Advice: It was his first double-double of the season and he matched his season high in triples tonight. Diaw has been a valuable piece for the Spurs this season when they sit their veterans. While he is 32, he hasn't sat any game this season, which could change after tonight. He's a low-end player to own in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:56 pm
    • Justin Hamilton invisible in start for Heat
      Justin Hamilton started at center for the Heat again on Wednesday, but had just two points and one rebound on 1-of-3 shooting in 12 minutes.

      Advice: The minutes just aren't likely to be there for Hamilton, even with Chris Bosh and Josh McRoberts hurting. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:52 pm
    • Chris Andersen goes for 6 & 9 in start
      Chris Andersen started at power forward on Wednesday and had six points, nine rebounds and a steal in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He didn't block a shot, but with Chris Bosh out and Josh McRoberts' season likely over, deserves a watchful eye from deep-leaguers, especially if he continues to start. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:48 pm
    • Rudy Gobert plays just 19 minutes in win
      Rudy Gobert played just 19 minutes, but played well with six points, seven rebounds, a steal and two blocks on 2-of-2 shooting on Wednesday.

      Advice: Derrick Favors is back and Enes Kanter is on fire, meaning Gobert will go back to obscurity until one of the Jazz big men go down again. It was nice while it lasted. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:44 pm
    • Al Jefferson nets 18 in first, finishes w/ 28
      Al Jefferson scored 18 of his 28 points in the first quarter against the Suns on Wednesday, adding 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He scored more points in the first quarter than any of his previous three games, so this outburst was a surprise. The Suns have been soft on the inside, so kudos to Jefferson for capitalizing. He gets another tasty matchup against the 76ers on Friday, so his fantasy owners should have high hopes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:18 pm
    • Report: Brandan Wright in trade talks to BOS
      Multiple sources are reporting that the Mavs and Celtics are having serious discussions about a trade that would include Brandan Wright going to Boston for Rajon Rondo.

      Advice: Wright had 10 points, five rebounds and three blocks in Wednesday's win over the Magic, but it's hard to say what would happen to his fantasy value if he goes to Boston. Tyler Zeller is starting, Kelly Olynyk is playing at a high level and Jared Sullinger can also play center. In other words, a move to Boston may not be a bad thing for Wright, but we doubt it makes him a must-own player, either, as long as the aforementioned bigs remain in Beantown. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:35 pm
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) has PRP treatment
      Andrew Bogut (knee) had platelet-rich plasma treatment on Wednesday and will have another treatment in one week.

      Advice: Players can return from PRP somewhat quickly, so this news doesn't necessarily mean Bogut is out for a week. He is out Thursday against the Thunder and should be considered doubtful for the weekend. Marreese Speights and Draymond Green will do most of the heavy lifting up front. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:13 pm
    • Chris Kaman at the arena for Wednesday
      Chris Kaman has arrived to play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

      Advice: His wife is expecting, but apparently it's not going to happen tonight. Kaman is likely going to come off the bench tonight, but should still have nice fantasy value with minutes in the mid-20s. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:27 pm
    • Rudy Gobert will head back to bench Wed
      Rudy Gobert will return to the Bench on Wednesday as Derrick Favors (ankle) returns to action.

      Advice: His moment of glory in the starting lineup only lasted two games, but it won't soon be forgotten. Gobert had a combined 18 boards and six blocks in those two games, and showed his jaw-dropping upside on several occasions. While he will lose value on the bench, Gobert is more than worth a stash on almost all rosters as he will surely see his minutes rise as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:05 pm
    • Bird Call: Chris Andersen starting vs. Jazz
      Chris Andersen will start at center in place of Udonis Haslem.

      Advice: The move could stick with the Heat desperate up front. Andersen is an option as a deep-league specialist, but he is not going to have enough value in standard leagues. Luol Deng has actually been playing some power forward while Shawne Williams has struggled quite a bit. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:50 pm
    • Andrew Bogut is out again on Thursday
      Andrew Bogut (knee) will not play against the Thunder on Thursday.

      Advice: He has runner's knee and the Warriors will likely take it easy on him. Bogut has been hurt for much of his career and they're certainly going to want him healthy for the playoffs. He's still worth owning in standard leagues. Marreese Speights gets a bump while Festus Ezeli starts again. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:32 pm
    • David Lee, Andrew Bogut out for Thursday
      David Lee (hamstring) and Andrew Bogut (knee) will not play on Thursday against the Thunder.

      Advice: There is still no timetable for a return on Lee and the Warriors are in no rush to bring him back. He took part in some 3-on-3 at practice last week, but the team is unlikely to give him regular minutes until 2015. He's a low-upside stash in standard leagues. Draymond Green and Marreese Speights are good to go. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:28 pm
       
      Injured
    • DeMarcus Cousins practices, plans to play
      DeMarcus Cousins (illness) practiced on Wednesday and plans to play against the Bucks on Thursday.

      Advice: The Kings will likely make a decision following shootaround on Thursday. Cousins has been out for over three weeks with viral meningitis and the Kings could limit him in his first game back, especially since his conditioning is not likely where it should be. His owners will want to check back tomorrow. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:26 pm
    • Jordan Hill (illness) misses practice on Wed
      Jordan Hill (illness) did not practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Lakers are off until Friday, so Hill should be ready to go. He's been able to stay healthy this season despite the massive increase to 30.1 minutes per game. If for some reason he's not ready to play, the Lakers will have to come up with a patchwork group of Robert Sacre, Ed Davis and Carlos Boozer to help out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:32 pm
       
      Injured
    • Taj Gibson listed as questionable for Thurs.
      Taj Gibson (right ankle) is listed as questionable to play against the Knicks on Thursday.

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

      Advice: It's the Bulls, so he's not a complete lock to play. Noah has been held out of the lineup for the past four games, but he did go through practice. Upon his return, Taj Gibson will lose some minutes while Nikola Mirotic will also lose some playing time -- he's struggled lately. Noah's owners can pencil him in for their lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:41 am
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 * vs NY
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) expects to play Thursday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) fully expects to play against the Knicks on Thursday if all goes well.

      Advice: He practiced fully on Wednesday and as long as he is feeling up for it he will play against the Knicks. Noah has missed the last four games, but owners can finally expect to have him back and would be wise to get him in their lineups. Taj Gibson would likely slide back to the bench with this news and Nikola Mirotic could potentially fall out of the rotation. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:01 am
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 * vs NY
    • Tiago Splitter (calf) will play on Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will play on Wednesday vs. Memphis.

      Advice: The team made it clear that he was simply rested on Monday, and he did not aggravate his calf injury. That is great news for the Spurs, as they could really use Splitter's size against Marc Gasol Wednesday. However, Splitter is still being eased back into the rotation and can be ignored in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:45 am
    • Reggie Evans disappoints in start Tuesday
      Reggie Evans was disappointing in a start on Tuesday, playing just 19 minutes and finishing with four points, six boards, one assist and one block.

      Advice: He rightfully replaced Ryan Hollins in the starting lineup, but failed to impress in what was an off night for the rebounding machine. DeMarcus Cousins (illness) could be back as soon as Thursday, so there is no reason for Evans to be owned outside of the deepest of leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:43 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mason Plumlee stays hot, scores 21 points
      Mason Plumlee stayed hot on Tuesday during a loss to the Heat, scoring 21 points to go with nine boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He was impressive once again on Tuesday and managed to connect on 8-of-12 from the field. Brook Lopez isn't expected to be re-evaluated until Saturday, so the window for playing time is still open for Plumlee. If you are in need of short-term value, Plumlee is definitely worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:06 pm
    • Justin Hamilton disappoints in start Tuesday
      Justin Hamilton was disappointing in a start on Tuesday, playing just 16 minutes and finishing with three points, two boards and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Josh McRoberts (knee) could be done for the season while Chris Bosh (calf) could be sidelined for a while, so the opportunity is there for Hamilton. However, he didn't look comfortable out there and his quad may have been an issue for him. Until he can string together a few good games, owners in standard leagues can look the other way. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:46 pm
    • Zach Randolph drops 17 & 10 on Warriors
      Zach Randolph had 17 points and 10 rebounds on 8-of-12 shooting in Tuesday's big win over the Warriors, which snapped their 16-game winning streak.

      Advice: Randolph didn't do anything amazing tonight, but played well enough to help his team win, just as he's done all season. Mike Conley added a pedestrian 17 points, five assists and four steals on 6-of-18 shooting, but the Memphis D was too much for the streaking Dubs tonight. The Grizzlies now hold a record of 20-4, which is just one less win than the 21-3 Warriors. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:33 pm
    • Rudy Gobert blocks three shots in loss Tues
      Rudy Gobert blocked three shots in Tuesday's loss to the Pelicans, adding six points, nine boards and two assists in 33 minutes.

      Advice: In his second start for Derrick Favors (ankle), Gobert continued to put up impressive numbers and displayed why the fantasy basketball world is so intrigued with him. He has insane length and is surprisingly spry for a guy his size, and seems to alter every shot that comes his way. Favors could return as soon as this week, but if you a have a roster spot open Gobert is definitely worth a stash in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:15 pm
    • Chris Andersen (back) briefly leaves game
      Chris Andersen (back) briefly left Tuesday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: He is said to be dealing with back spasms, but he returned pretty quickly from the locker room and appears to be moving just fine. We will pass along any further updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:10 pm
    • Reggie Evans to draw the start on Tuesday
      Reggie Evans is set to draw the start for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder, replacing Ryan Hollins.

      Advice: Hollins has been ineffective in the starting lineup, so the move makes sense. Hollins can be cut across the board while Evans is worth a look for short-term value for owners in need of rebounding. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:02 pm
       
      Injured
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) to be re-evaluated Wed.
      Andrew Bogut is dealing with Chondromalacia and a bone edema, and he will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Chondromalacia is basically runner's knee, and a bone edema causes swelling and fluid build-up. Bogut will be re-evaluated on Wednesday, and he's uncertain of his status going forward. He generally takes a bit longer to recover from injuries than your average player, so we'll be considering him on the doubtful side of questionable for Thursday's game vs. OKC. If there's anything positive here, it's that Bogut said surgery would not be required. If he's going to miss time, Marreese Speights is going to quickly become a popular pick up. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:05 pm
    • Justin Hamilton (quad) expected to play Tues.
      Justin Hamilton (quad) is expected to play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

      Advice: The Heat will be without starters Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) so they'll need everything they can get from Hamilton. However, as a starter for Miami this season, Hamilton is averaging just 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds, so he's not a viable option in most leagues despite the starting label. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:18 pm
    • Justin Hamilton (quad) warming up in Brooklyn
      Justin Hamilton was spotted going through warmups on Tuesday, and he did not look limited by his quad contusion.

      Advice: This bodes well for his chances to play on Tuesday, and we'll be monitoring the situation closely. With both Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) sidelined, the Heat could really use Hamilton, although he doesn't offer much upside as he's averaging just 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds with the starting unit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:52 pm
    • Chris Kaman's wife due with first child
      Chris Kaman's wife is due to have the couple's first child within the next few days.

      Advice: While this is fantastic news for the Kamans, the Blazers might be extremely short-handed if Kaman misses a game any time to be with his family. With the Blazers playing the Bucks and Spurs on Wednesday and Friday and Robin Lopez (hand) out indefinitely, Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland could be in line for all the minutes they can handle if Kaman is unavailable for any upcoming games.Thomas Robinson is also worth keeping a close eye on, as he got nice minutes down the stretch on Monday night after Ro-Lo went down. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:56 am
    • Justin Hamilton questionable for Tuesday
      Justin Hamilton (quad) went through shootaround on Tuesday and is questionable for the Heat's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Hamilton started on Sunday as the Heat were without Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) and could draw another start on Tuesday if he's able to play. Hamilton had 10 points, three rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 33 minutes on Sunday and could be worth a look in daily league if he's able to play Tuesday night. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:02 am
    • Andrew Bogut out for Tuesday vs Grizzlies
      Andrew Bogut (knee) will miss Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Bogut had been upgraded from out to doubtful on Monday, but the Warriors have decided not to push his return. Festus Ezeli will likely get the start again on Tuesday, while Marreese Speights will be the biggest fantasy beneficiary in a revenge game against his former team. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:05 am
    • Vitor Faverani could start practicing in Jan
      Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Vitor Faverani (knee) could start practicing in early to mid-January.

      Advice: This is a good news as Faverani had previously been without a timetable following two knee surgeries, but he won't be a fantasy factor upon his return so he can be safely left off watch lists. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:58 am
    • Point Bebe: Boris Diaw drops nine dimes
      Boris Diaw handed out a season-high nine assists against the Blazers on Monday with 10 points, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He didn't top 26 minutes in any of his previous six games, but was up to 36 tonight with the Spurs resting the cavalry. Diaw has fared well on most of his nights while Tim Duncan and Tony Parker are resting, so just keep this line in mind in the future. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:43 pm
    • Kaman looking at big opportunity w/ Lopez out
      Chris Kaman scored 11 points with three rebounds in 20 minutes on Monday, and could be looking at a big opportunity with Robin Lopez out for "a while."

      Advice: Lopez broke his hand in two places and it's unclear how long "a while" is but it's plenty of time to do some damage if you're Kaman. He'll probably remain with the second unit but see his minutes spike up into the 24-28 range, making him a must-add pickup with a mid-round upside and late-round likelihood. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:36 pm
    • Recording: Larry Sanders gets in foul trouble
      Larry Sanders was in foul trouble as per usual on Monday against the Suns, playing just 13 minutes with no points, one rebound and one steal.

      Advice: He had a nice game on Saturday, but inconsistency is Larry Sanders' middle name. His averages weren't too bad before tonight with 7.5 points, 6.3 boards, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals, so there is some promise here. Sanders doesn't play power forward, so don't expect him to gain value. If the inconsistent nights are too much for you, there's no need to be too attached to him. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:55 pm
       
      Suspended
    • Cousins could play on Thursday vs. Bucks
      DeMarcus Cousins (viral meningitis) could play on Thursday against the Bucks, but his minutes would be limited.

      Advice: Cousins is in the middle of a storm right now and it will be extremely interesting to watch how he reacts as chess pieces appear to be moving wildly around him without his input. To his credit, he has taken the high road while expressing his displeasure with the situation, and if he keeps his head down and plays hard he'll probably come out of this situation smelling better than most. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:52 pm
    • Taj Gibson turns in a nice game in loss
      Taj Gibson made 7-of-11 from the field for 15 points against the Hawks on Monday with 17 boards, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: He was very busy in the low post on both ends for the Bulls. Gibson is likely looking at another start with Joakim Noah (ankle) still on the mend. In his previous eight starts, he averaged 14.5 points, 7.6 boards, 1.6 blocks and 0.6 steals in 35.3 minutes. He's a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:22 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Jefferson's struggles continue against Cavs
      Al Jefferson scored 14 points with eight rebounds but did not have any steals or blocks on Monday against the Cavs.

      Advice: Jefferson hit 7-of-13 shots and it wasn't his worst night, but beat writer Rick Bonnell did comment after the game that the big man hasn't played up to expectations this season. A top 60-75 value on the season in 9- and 8-cat leagues, respectively, especially if Lance Stephenson heads out there is a small buy low window. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:09 pm
    • Cousins (virus) out on Tuesday vs. Thunder
      DeMarcus Cousins (viral meningitis) will not play on Tuesday against the Thunder.

      Advice: Cousins is saying all the right things about the Mike Malone departure, but he hasn't made his dissatisfaction completely unknown, so it's going to be interesting to see how things progress in new owner Vivek Ranadive's laboratory. As for his absence, plugged-in sports producer Sean Cunningham gave a pure guess on Sunday against the Lakers for a return. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:25 pm
    • Joakim Noah will not play on Monday night
      Joakim Noah (ankle) will not play against the Hawks on Monday.

      Advice: He was doubtful for this one and had almost no chance to play. Noah could miss more time and the Bulls are not going to rush him back considering they have such great depth behind him. Taj Gibson will start and is a must-start play while Nikola Mirotic will also get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:01 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 * vs NY
    • Andrew Bogut upgraded to doubtful for Tuesday
      Andrew Bogut (knee) has been upgraded to doubtful for Tuesday night against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: It's a good sign that he's not out, but it would be a shock to see him out there. Bogut had his knee drained over the weekend and the Warriors will likely take it easy on him. Marreese Speight should get more looks while Festus Ezeli will start. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:35 pm
    • Tiago Splitter out on Monday night
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will not play against the Blazers on Monday.

      Advice: The team is calling it "right calf rehabilitation,"so it's not an aggravation. Splitter needed about six weeks to get over his calf strain from the first week of the season and the Spurs are going to take it easy on him. While he's out, expect Aron Baynes to get some extra work. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:43 pm
    • Andrew Bogut will not play on Tuesday
      Andrew Bogut (knee) will not play on Tuesday against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: He had his knee drained over the weekend, so that suggests he's going to miss some time. Festus Ezeli will get the starts, but Marreese Speights and Draymond Green will benefit the most. Bogut should be benched in weekly leagues with two games. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:30 am
    • David Lee, Bogut ruled out for Tuesday night
      David Lee (hamstring) and Andrew Bogut (knee) will not play against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

      Advice: Lee's hamstring is going to need to go through some rigorous testing because the Warriors do not even need him with of Draymond Green playing like an All-Star. He is probably worth stashing in most leagues, but his upside isn't really going to be a top-80 player. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:29 am
       
      Injured
    • Justin Hamilton (quad) is questionable Tues
      Justin Hamilton (quad) is questionable to play on Tuesday against the Nets.

      Advice: Chris Andersen is expected to come back, so that will at least help Miami in some capacity. Shawne Williams will likely have to step up and start for Miami, as well. Hamilton can be left on the wire unless you're in a deep league. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:26 am
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) doubtful to play Monday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: We would be shocked if Noah played. Without him, Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic will all see more playing time. The Bulls are also playing the second of a back-to-back, so that's something to consider when filling out lineups in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:08 am
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 * vs NY
    • Vitor Faverani has no timetable to return
      Vitor Faverani (knee) remains without a timetable to return.

      Advice: "He is getting a little bit better, which is good, and is increasing his workload, but not on the court yet," Brad Stevens said. "Nothing that would lead to having a timeline for a return." Faverani is looking at a lost season after two knee surgeries. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:57 am
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) didn't play on Sunday
      Andrwe Bogut (knee) did not play in Sunday's overtime win over the Pelicans.

      Advice: Bogut's timetable to return is not clear, but he's expected to be reevaluated on Monday. While Bogut remains sidelined, Festus Ezeli will continue to start, but Marreese Speights and Andre Iguodala are the primary beneficiaries from a minutes perspective. Ezeli is averaging just five points, 3.7 rebounds and a block in 18 minutes (three starts) while filling in for Bogut. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:37 am
    • Tiago Splitter logs 20 minutes as starting C
      Tiago Splitter made his first start of the season on Sunday, playing 20 minutes to finish with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover.

      Advice: Splitter missed 20 of the Spurs' first 21 games this season and it's predictable that San Antonio wouldn't overload him with minutes upon his return -- he's only been in the NBA for five years but he's 29 years old. That said, his per-minute production is enviable and he should still hold value for deep-league owners in need of FG percentage, rebounds and blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:58 pm
    • Justin Hamilton scores 10 pts in 33 minutes
      In his third start of the season on Sunday, Heat center Justin Hamilton had 10 points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one turnover in 33 minutes.

      Advice: Miami was without Josh McRoberts (knee) and Chris Bosh (calf), and neither Udonis Haslem nor Chris Andersen are capable of playing big minutes at center, which all but forced Hamilton into the starting lineup. He's averaging 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in his three starts this season, and isn't worth fantasy owners' attention with Bosh day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:10 pm
    • Chris Andersen (ankle) returns vs Heat Sunday
      Chris Andersen returned from a nine-game absence on Sunday with two points, three rebounds and one block in 18 minutes during a home loss to the Bulls.

      Advice: Andersen can rack up impressive rebound and block totals on a per-minute basis, but the 36-year-old has struggled to stay healthy and doesn't get enough minutes for use in typical fantasy leagues. He'd only be worth deploying if Josh McRoberts (knee) and Chris Bosh (calf) miss more time. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:07 pm
    • Rudy Gobert gets defensive in first NBA start
      Rudy Gobert made his first NBA start on Sunday, racking up seven points, nine rebounds, two steals and three blocks in 31 minutes of action vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: Gobert has untold upside and he's already producing reliable 12-team value in just 17 minutes per game, making him a solid pickup in the vast majority of leagues. His starting gig is likely to be short-lived, however, as Derrick Favors (ankle) is day-to-day and the Jazz have shown no inclination to start Gobert ahead of Favors or Enes Kanter. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:43 pm
    • Tiago Splitter replaces Matt Bonner on Sunday
      Tiago Splitter will draw the start for the Spurs against the Nuggets on Sunday, replacing Matt Bonner.

      Advice: Splitter likely won't play very many minutes as the Spurs ease him back into action, but owners in deep leagues should monitor him in case he gets hot. The Spurs change their lineups often, so this likely won't be a permanent move. Bonner, however, shouldn't be owned in almost any league and this news solidifies that. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:00 pm
    • Chris Andersen (ankle) available for Sunday
      Updating a previous report, Chris Andersen (ankle) will be available to play for Sunday's game vs. Chicago.

      Advice: Andersen will see some increased opportunity tonight with Josh McRoberts (knee) and Chris Bosh (calf) sidelined, but he's not much more than a shot-blocking specialist in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:42 pm
    • Rudy Gobert will start on Sunday vs. Wizards
      Rudy Gobert will start on Sunday vs. the Wizards with Derrick Favors (ankle) sidelined.

      Advice: Gobert offers a lot of upside, and he'll get all the minutes he can handle with Favors out of the lineup. He'll make for a fine low-budget plug-and-play option in daily leagues, and owners in standard leagues would be wise to pluck him off the waiver wire if he's still available. Just know that he'll likely head back to the bench upon Favors return, so don't cut anyone with long-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:21 pm
    • Chris Andersen (ankle) game-time decision Sun
      Chris Andersen (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: The Heat could use him with both Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) sidelined, but he's still nothing more than a shot-blocking specialist in deep leagues. Check back closer to tip-off for an official update on Andersen's status. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:05 pm
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) out Sunday vs. Miami
      Joakim Noah (ankle) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Heat.

      Advice: Taj Gibson, Pau Gasol, and Nikola Mirotic will all see an uptick in value with Noah sidelined, and make for quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues against a depleted Miami frontcourt. Plan accordingly. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:46 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 * vs NY
    • Rudy Gobert likely to draw start on Sunday
      Rudy Gobert is likely to draw the start on Sunday vs. the Wizards in place of Derrick Favors (ankle).

      Advice: Owners who have patiently stashed Gobert could finally be rewarded on Sunday as the French stud should log big minutes in Favor's absence. Gobert scored nine points on 2-of-2 shooting when Favors went down on Friday to go with 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal and five blocks in just 26 minutes. Those numbers are enough to make owners drool and he should be picked up in all leagues as a speculative add. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:21 am
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Heat.

      Advice: He has missed the Bulls last two games, and he appears likely to sit this one out as well. Noah said on Friday that his ankle is showing signs of improvement, but knowing the Bulls they will probably proceed with extreme caution. Owners should have a backup plan ready and we expect Taj Gibson to start and play big minutes if Noah sits. Nikola Mirotic would also continue to have a good role off of the bench and could be a sneaky plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:05 am
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 * vs NY
    • Larry Sanders has a nice outing on Saturday
      Larry Sanders had 15 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in 28 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

      Advice: He continues to be on a roller coaster following his six-point, 13-minute game on Tuesday. Sanders does have some upside, but he's not a must-own player just because he's bound for an awful game sooner rather than later. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:50 pm
       
      Suspended
    • Al Jefferson plays poorly in loss to Brooklyn
      Al Jefferson had a terrible game in a loss to Brooklyn on Saturday, scoring eight points on 4-of-10 shooting to with five rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 23 minutes.

      Advice: After putting together three decent games in a row in which he scored 16 or more points, Jefferson came crashing down in a big way and this one has to got to be tough for his owners. The Hornets were out of this game in a hurry and it is frustrating to see him play just 23 minutes. However, Jefferson should once again bounce back and owners will have no choice but to be patient. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:50 pm
    • Mason Plumlee double-doubles in win Saturday
      Mason Plumlee double-doubled in a win against Charlotte on Saturday, finishing with 11 points, 13 boards, two assists and one block in 39 minutes.

      Advice: He is going to be capable of doing this every time that Brook Lopez (back) or Kevin Garnett (foot) misses a game so this line is not surprising. Though he is wildly inconsistent, Plumlee is worth a long look in all leagues until Brooklyn gets some of their players back from injury. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:32 pm
    • Roy Hibbert double-doubles in a loss
      Roy Hibbert double-doubled against the Blazers on Saturday with 10 points, 10 boards, one assist and one block in 30 minutes.

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

      Advice: Needless to say, the Warriors don't need him at all. Draymond Green has won the job and won't be giving it back once Lee is healthy. Basically their entire team is clicking and with Lee being a liability on defense, it's hard to tell where he'll get his minutes. His owners shouldn't have very high hopes. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:58 pm
       
      Injured
    • David Lee (hamstring) out again Saturday
      David Lee (hamstring) will miss Saturday's game against the Mavericks.

      Advice: Though he is making progress, we have been hearing the same news for weeks and owners have got to be growing impatient by now. Lee has a chance to return next week, but we should have another update shortly. He will likely be eased into action once he does return, and there is simply no way he will replace Draymond Green in the starting lineup given how well the Warriors have performed. Still, Lee should be owned in all leagues for his double-double potential, but expectations should be tempered. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:46 am
       
      Injured
    • Andrew Bogut and David Lee out Saturday
      Andrew Bogut (knee, flu) and David Lee (hamstring) have been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. Dallas.

      Advice: Bogut just had his knee drained and is dealing with a flu so he is not expected to be re-evaluated until Monday while David Lee is reportedly very close to returning to action. Bogut should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game against a strong Memphis team, so owners will want to check back for an update prior to that game. Festus Ezeli will likely draw another start at center, but Marreese Speights is the biggest winner of this news and is worth a look in all leagues in the short term. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:40 am
    • Roy Hibbert's ankle making steady progress
      Roy Hibbert said on Friday that his ankle is getting better, but that he is still not at 100 percent.

      Advice: His ankle has clearly had an impact on his play of late, and he was held to just six points, two rebounds and two blocks Friday's loss to the Raptors. Owners have no choice but to patient for now, and they may want to consider benching him until he turns it around. However, the good news is that Hibbert is playing and he will look to bounce back against Portland on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:08 am
    • Gobert has double-double with five blocks
      Rudy Gobert stepped up with Derrick Favors leaving Friday's game due to an ankle injury, scoring nine points on 2-of-2 shooting (5-of-6 FTs) with a season-high 11 rebounds, a career-high four assists, one steal and a career-high five blocks in 26 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: This is why we've begged you to hold Gobert in some of these parts, and with Favors leaving the arena in a boot he's a must-add player due to his serviceable floor and easy mid-round upside. It doesn't hurt that the Jazz have looked a lot better with him on the floor this season than when he's sitting. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:38 am
    • Zach Randolph drops 20-11 on Friday night
      Zach Randolph double-doubled during a 113-107 overtime win on Friday with 20 points, 11 rebounds, one assist, one block and two turnovers in 43 minutes.

      Advice: It was his first 20-10 of the month and just his second double-double, as well. Randolph was outside the top 150 for standard league value over the past two weeks, so a big game tonight had to feel good for his owners. He'll get a friendly matchup against the 76ers on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:42 pm
    • Hibbert grabs just two rebounds on Friday
      Roy Hibbert grabbed just two rebounds to go with six points and two blocks over 28 minutes in Friday's loss to the Raptors.

      Advice: Hibbert is in a major funk since his ankle injury, which derailed what started as a promising season. And as guys start to get healthy, he won't be Plan A, B and C anymore. Let's give him another game or two to get right before projecting him below his current top 75-80 value on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:57 pm
    • Mason Plumlee has best game of the season
      Mason Plumlee made 9-of-14 from the field for 18 points with 10 rebounds and two steals against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: He did a very good job on the defensive end and kept his fouls down. Plumlee will likely get a couple more starts with Brook Lopez (back) and Mirza Teletovic (hip) on the shelf. If you're looking for a center, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:53 pm
    • Gobert starts second half for Favors (ankle)
      Rudy Gobert started the second half for injured Derrick Favors (ankle) on Friday.

      Advice: Gobert is a top 150-190 play (9/8 cat) in just 17.5 mpg and his minutes should rise as the year goes on regardless of tonight's injury to Favors. If Favors misses any time, then obviously he'll be in a nice position to capitalize. With those metrics he's a very nice stash in standard leagues and owners should look hard at a pickup with that type of upside. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:30 pm
    • DeAndre Jordan makes all three FTs
      DeAndre Jordan made all four shots from the field and all three from the line for 11 points during a 104-96 loss to the Wizards on Friday with eight rebounds, one steal and one block.

      Advice: It was the first time he's attempted at least three attempts from the line and made all of them since Feb. 12 and also the first time he made 100 percent in a game this season. In other news he extended his league-leading field goal shooting to 74.3 percent. Jordan actually had a non-dunk tonight, too. He's a monster around the rim. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:24 pm
    • Kaman non-existent in Friday's loss
      Chris Kaman scored just two points on 1-of-4 shooting with two rebounds, two assists and one block in 19 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Kaman had been a desperation play in 12-team formats and after a really bad stretch over the last two weeks he slides down to the same status in 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:05 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins could practice next week
      DeMarcus Cousins (illness) could practice next week, according to coach Mike Malone.

      Advice: That means he's likely over one week from returning. Cousins did a light workout on Friday and will likely have a few more of those. His fantasy owners should be planning on benching him next week. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:48 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins getting shots up at practice
      DeMarcus Cousins (illness) was getting shots up at practice on Friday.

      Advice: He still has no timetable to return and there are some reports of him being out until January. The Kings are not going to rush him back, but there is a decent chance he can make it back in a week or so. Until then, Derrick Williams, Ben McLemore and Darren Collison have stepped up while Ryan Hollins and Reggie Evans will get more minutes as well. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:09 pm
    • Chris Andersen hopeful to play on Tuesday
      Chris Andersen (ankle) is targeting a return to the lineup on Tuesday.

      Advice: He hasn't had any setbacks and his timetable was two weeks from his sprain back on Nov. 23, so Tuesday makes sense as a target date. Andersen is only a specialists for blocks in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:35 pm
    • Joakim Noah says ankle improving, knee fine
      Joakim Noah stated during Friday morning's shootaround that his ankle is improving, and his knee is fine, but he remains out vs. Portland.

      Advice: It's nice to know that Noah is making improvements, and hopefully some rest will be the cure for his ailing ankle and knee. Taj Gibson will remain with the starting unit as long as Noah is sidelined, and he'll make for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Nikola Mirotic will also see extended minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:16 am
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 * vs NY
    • David Lee (hamstring) out Saturday vs. Dallas
      David Lee (hamstring) will not suit up for Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks.

      Advice: Lee is making progress, but his timetable to return keeps getting pushed back. He'll likely play limited minutes off the bench upon his return, and given the Warriors superb play so far this season, it's unlikely he'll replace Draymond Green in the starting lineup anytime soon, if at all. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:57 am
       
      Injured
    • DeMarcus Cousins is around the team
      DeMarcus Cousins (illness) has been around the team for the past few days and is improving.

      Advice: He isn't doing any basketball activities and the Kings are just going to take it slow. Cousins could be out for the rest of the month, but nothing his certain. His fantasy owners should just bench him for now. Jason Thompson, Reggie Evans and Ryan Hollins are getting some more run sans DMC. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:11 pm
    • David Lee (hamstring) does some 3-on-3 work
      David Lee (hamstring) participated in a post-practice game of 3-on-3 on Thursday.

      Advice: Lee may be able to return for Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks, so we'll be monitoring his status closely. He's likely going to be eased back into the rotation, and given the Warriors terrific start, he's unlikely to usurp Draymond Green for the starting power forward spot. Still, he offers enough upside to be owned in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:38 pm
       
      Injured
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) out Friday vs. Portland
      Joakim Noah (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Trail Blazers.

      Advice: That means that Taj Gibson will draw another start, and he'll make for a quality play in daily leagues. Nikola Mirotic will also see some extended minutes off the bench, and he too will make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:13 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 * vs NY
    • Jordan Hill wants to attempt more treys
      Jordan Hill is trying to expand on his range and wants to attempt more three-pointers.

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

      Advice: Lee is running on a treadmill as he rehabs his left hamstring and Kerr is hopeful that he'll be able to practice on Thursday. "He's doing better," said Kerr. "He's going on the trip, and we are encouraged. He's got to get on the court, which he will do [Thursday] hopefully, and see how he responds with a little practice." Lee will be eased into action upon his return, but is still worth owning in standard fantasy leagues due to his nightly double-double potential. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:54 am
       
      Injured
    • Justin Hamilton surprise starter for Heat
      Justin Hamilton started at power forward with Josh McRoberts (knee) out and had four points and seven rebounds on 2-of-5 shooting in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Shawne Williams came off the bench for nine points, four rebounds, two blocks and five fouls on 3-of-9 shooting, and played 24 minutes. He's still the guy you'll want to use in deep leagues when McBob is out, but his fantasy value has taken a big hit, as McRoberts' injury isn't thought to be serious. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:05 pm
    • Boris Diaw fills it up against the Knicks
      Boris Diaw scored 12 points in an easy 109-95 win over the Knicks on Wednesday with three rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: That's three games in a row with at least four assists and Diaw's 3.4 per game on the year are his highest with the Spurs. Diaw has provided low-end fantasy value in standard leagues, but he should be worthy of starting in most formats on the nights coach Gregg Popovich sits his stars. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:29 pm
    • Tiago Splitter plays eight minutes vs. Knicks
      Tiago Splitter played eight minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday with three points, one rebound, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: Not a bad start with the blocks and Splitter should have decent per-minute value. The problem is that the Spurs are going to keep his minutes in check because they don't want Splitter to aggravate his calf issue. He won't be worth owning in most leagues for a bit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:25 pm
    • Taj Gibson posts monster line in win
      Taj Gibson had 11 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high six blocks in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: The Nets are a sieve to opposing bigs right now and Gibson and Pau Gasol combined for 27 points, 26 rebounds and 10 blocks tonight. He's over his ankle injury and is worth starting in fantasy leagues, especially with Joakim Noah dealing with an ankle injury of his own right now. The last time Gibson blocked six shots in a game was Jan. of 2011. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:47 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Mason Plumlee starts, goes for 8 & 8
      Mason Plumlee started at center on Wednesday and had eight points, eight rebounds, two assists and three blocks on 3-of-11 shooting in 28 minutes.

      Advice: He also hit just 2-of-5 free throws and his line would have looked much better had his shot been falling. With Brook Lopez out indefinitely and Kevin Garnett suffering a foot injury tonight, Plumlee looks like a player to grab if you need a short-term center. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:34 pm
    • Al Jefferson scores 23 with 14 boards vs. BOS
      Al Jefferson dominated against the Celtics during a 96-87 win on Wednesday with 23 points, 14 boards, three assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes.

      Advice: That's back-to-back games with double-doubles for Jefferson and he's coming around. He did have some shooting issue coming into this game, making just 39.5 percent from the field in his previous three games. He is unlikely to have this kind of success against the Grizzlies on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:30 pm
    • Roy Hibbert plays 12 minutes in loss to Clips
      Roy Hibbert played just 12 minutes and had four points, three rebounds and zero blocks on 2-of-4 shooting in Wednesday's loss.

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

      Advice: He hit 5-of-8 shots and 2-of-3 free throws in one of his best performances of the season. He should be in your lineup night in and night out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:20 pm
    • Justin Hamilton starting for the Heat vs. DEN
      Justin Hamilton is starting in place of Josh McRoberts (knee) on Wednesday.

      Advice: Interesting. Coach Erik Spoelstra likely wants to keep Shawne Williams in the second unit, so Williams should still get some minutes. Hamilton is not a great option in the vast majority of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:50 pm
    • Taj Gibson is starting on Wednesday
      Taj Gibson will start against the Nets on Wednesday.

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

      Advice: It'll be his first game in the lineup all season. Splitter has dealt with calf issues for much of the past two seasons and the Spurs are going to be careful. If Tim Duncan sits, Aron Baynes is the preferred big-man play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:10 pm
    • Mason Plumlee will start on Wednesday night
      Mason Plumlee will start next to Kevin Garnett on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Nets have lost previous starters Mirza Teletovic (hip, game-time decision) and Brook Lopez (back) to injuries. Plumlee will likely see an increase from his 19 minutes on Monday and is a decent pickup in fantasy leagues if you're OK with poor foul shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:31 pm
    • Tiago Splitter is probable on Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) is probable to face the Knicks on Wednesday.

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

      Advice: This is just a reminder for his owners and Lee is said to be targeting a return on Monday. The Warriors will likely bring him along slowly, and owners should not expect too much from him considering Draymond Green has been a force all season. Having said that, Lee should still see a decent role and should be owned in all leagues for his upside. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:11 am
       
      Injured
    • Tiago Splitter (calf) could return Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) could return for Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

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

      Advice: He will likely play in this one, and should draw the start with Joakim Noah (ankle) on the sidelines. Gibson should have a field day against Brooklyn's depleted frontcourt, and should be in all lineups barring a setback. Nikola Mirotic would be the first big off of the bench for the Bulls and will get some decent run after filling in admirably for the Bulls while Gibson was nursing his ankle injury. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:25 am
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Reggie Evans has 14 rebounds as Kings starter
      Reggie Evans took over as the Kings' starting PF on Tuesday, scoring eight points with 14 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 30 minutes of action.

      Advice: Evans made 3-of-3 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs, and he has eclipsed the Kings' other big men during DeMarcus Cousins' extended absence. His fantasy value is almost exclusively limited to rebounding, but he's worth a look with DeMarcus Cousins (viral meningitis) out indefinitely. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:15 pm
       
      Injured
    • Larry Sanders plays just 13 minutes Tuesday
      Larry Sanders started Tuesday's game but finished with just six points, two rebounds and three steals in 13 minutes.

      Advice: Sanders' playing time has been an issue this season and he didn't help his case on Tuesday by racking up four fouls in limited action. His recent illness wasn't the cause of his disappearance and fantasy owners can only hope for a spirited effort when the Bucks return to action vs. the Clippers on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:37 pm
       
      Suspended
    • Reggie Evans to start against Lakers Tuesday
      Reggie Evans is set to start in Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, replacing Ryan Hollins.

      Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (illness) has already been ruled out for the week, so owners in need of rebounding can give Evans a long look. Ryan Hollins wasn't even a fantasy option as a starter, so he can be ignored in almost all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:12 pm
       
      Injured
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) probable for Wednesday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Joakim Noah (ankle) will not play on Wednesday, so if Gibson is able to go, he'll slide into the starting lineup and make for a quality option in daily leagues. Nikola Mirotic will also see some extended minutes off the bench with Noah sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:03 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 103-97 vs NY
    • Chris Andersen (ankle) out Tuesday vs. PHO
      Chris Andersen (ankle) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Andersen has been out since November 23, so this news has very little fantasy implications. Birdman can remain on the wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:27 pm
    • David Lee (hamstring) out Wednesday vs. HOU
      David Lee (hamstring) will miss his 17th consecutive game on Wednesday as the Warriors take on the Rockets.

      Advice: Lee has not played a single game this season, while the Dubs have gotten off to their best start in franchise history. That doesn't bode well for Lee entering the starting lineup upon his return, although he will cut into Draymond Green's minutes. Owners still holding onto Lee will need to be patient upon his return, as he'll likely be eased back into the rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:01 pm
       
      Injured
    • Joel Embiid progresses to standstill shooting
      Joel Embiid (foot) has been allowed to progress to standstill shooting during practice, according to 76ers' head coach Brett Brown.

      Advice: "He cleared the first layer,'' Brown said. It's unclear what other layers Embiid has to clear, but this is good news for the rookie as he rehabs his surgically-repaired foot. While it's unlikely that we'll see the rookie debut during the 2014-15 season, his fantasy owners in dynasty leagues have to be happy with this progress. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:58 am
       
      Injured
    • Tiago Splitter game-time decision for Weds
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, according to head coach Gregg Popovich.

      Advice: Splitter's eventual return will cut into the minutes and production of Boris Diaw, Matt Bonner, and Aron Baynes, but there's no reason to stash the big man in any fantasy league right now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:10 am
    • Evans grabs 13 rebounds in win over UTA
      Reggie Evans scored six points on 2-of-4 shooting with 13 rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes on Monday against the Jazz.

      Advice: Evans is a necessary evil for Mike Malone and he could be a late-round value on the strength of his rebounding, though his defensive liabilities and decision-making can pull him off the court at any time and kill his value in a snap. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:11 pm
       
      Injured
    • Gobert nearly double-doubles in 21 minutes
      Rudy Gobert nearly double-doubled in just 21 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Kings, scoring 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting with nine rebounds and one block.

      Advice: Gobert could be looking at a few extra minutes with Enes Kanter throwing his mouthpiece into the stands tonight and possibly staring down a suspension. Some local media has been pondering the merit of Gobert starting alongside Derrick Favors (nine points, six boards, two blocks, five fouls, 26 minutes), and it will be interesting to see if Quin Snyder goes there or if he simply moves Trevor Booker (six points, three boards, one steal, one block, 15 minutes) into the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:56 pm
    • Kings: DeMarcus Cousins is out indefinitely
      DeMarcus Cousins (illness) is out indefinitely, according to coach Mike Malone.

      Advice: "We have no idea when he’ll be back," coach Mike Malone said. "He’s still not feeling well and I can just hear the frustration and disappointment in his voice." His viral infection sounds like it could keep him out until January and the Kings will allow it to run its course. All Cousins' owners can do is hope he makes it back soon. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:05 pm
    • Amir Johnson dealing with some ankle issues
      Amir Johnson needed to get his ankle re-taped against the Nuggets on Monday with seven points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and three turnovers.

      Advice: He basically dealt with ankle pain for the entire second half of the season last year, so this is troubling news. Johnson looked hobbled in his return in the second half, so don't be surprised if he misses a game to get him back to 100 percent. He tried to play through it last year and it backfired. They play the second-place Cavs on Tuesday, so check back for an update after morning shootaround. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:54 pm
    • Plumlee can't get it done in 19 minutes
      Mason Plumlee played just 19 minutes with nine points, three rebounds and no steals or blocks in the Nets' 110-88 blowout loss to the Cavs on Monday.

      Advice: Plumlee has looked nothing like this summer's version or last year's version, and it looks like we jumped the gun on him. Mirza Teletovic left tonight's game with a hip injury and did not return, so there is opportunity here but we'd be being blind if we didn't note that Plumlee hasn't given anybody a reason to believe this year. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:45 pm
    • Reggie Evans will start against the Jazz
      Reggie Evans will start against the Jazz on Monday.

      Advice: The Kings have been bringing him off the bench, but the minutes have been there. Evans won't really do much outside of grab some boards, so he's not a great pickup in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 6:57 pm
       
      Injured
    • DeMarcus Cousins possibly out until January?
      DeMarcus Cousins (illness) could possibly be out until January.

      Advice: He has viral meningitis and will not return in the next 10 days at the minimum. Cousins is believed to be very ill, but he did go through a practice last week because he wasn't diagnosed at that time. Since then, he's been hospitalized and doesn't have a timetable to return. Jason Thompson has stepped up while Reggie Evans, Ryan Hollins and Derrick Williams are also helping out. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 1:57 pm
    • Joel Embiid shooting free throws at practice
      Joel Embiid (foot) was taking free throw attempts at practice on Monday.

      Advice: He is still extremely unlikely to be on the court this season. Embiid should be fine for the 2015-16 season and could be a sneaky pick in drafts. For now, Robert Covington has benefited the most as a stretch four with Nerlens Noel playing some center. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 11:56 am
       
      Injured
    • Jordan Hill quiet vs. Omer Asik & New Orleans
      Jordan Hill's streak of quiet games continued on Sunday with eight points, seven rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes, as the Lakers fell at home to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Hill shot 4-of-11 in a tough matchup vs. New Orleans' frontcourt, but it's more concerning that he's averaging just 23.7 minutes over the Lakers' past three games. L.A.'s rotations are in flux as coach Byron Scott seeks a rotation that can sustainably play well, and fantasy owners should simply remain patient -- Hill has been far too reliable to fret about during a rough three-game stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 9:21 pm
       
      Injured
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