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    The Big Three (ID# 138968)
    • Carmelo Anthony says knee felt good Saturday
      Carmelo Anthony said that his knee felt good in Saturday's loss to the Suns.

      Advice: "These past three days, I was able to just kind of get my body right and stay off of the leg a little bit," Anthony said. "I felt pretty good out there. My knee felt good." Anthony had a great game on Saturday, scoring 25 points and pulling down 11 boards, and it doesn't appear that his status is in jeopardy for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors. Check back before tip-off just in case, but owners should be feeling a little more confident. Rotoworld.com
      43 minutes ago
    • Furkan Aldemir (heel) is out on Sunday
      Furkan Aldemir (heel) is out for Sunday's game against the Magic.

      Advice: He is dealing with plantar fasciitis so it wouldn't be surprising to see him miss additional time. Aldemir is far off of the fantasy radar in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:10 am
       
      Injured
      3:00 pm @ Orl
    • Hollis Thompson (illness) out on Sunday
      Hollis Thompson (illness) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

      Advice: He is dealing with an upper respiratory infection, but he should be fine with a little rest. K.J. McDaniels is the biggest beneficiary of this news, and makes for an intriguing plug-and-play option for his ability to block shots and shoot 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:05 am
       
      Injured
      3:00 pm @ Orl
    • Zach Randolph, Tony Allen likely out Sunday
      Zach Randolph (knee) and Tony Allen (eye) likely won't play in Sunday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Randolph hasn't even made the trip to Cleveland yet, so there is almost no chance he plays against the Cavs. Randolph just had an MRI on Saturday, and even though it came back clean he is still dealing with swelling in his knee. Jon Leuer and Kosta Koufos will pick up some extra minutes if Randolph sits, but neither player is a reliable option. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:56 am
       
      Injured
      1:30 pm @ Cle
    • Jae Crowder to be available to play Sunday
      Jae Crowder will be available to play on Sunday vs. the Heat.

      Advice: The Celtics were reportedly adamant that he would have to be part of the Rajon Rondo deal, so Crowder could eventually have a sizeable role in the rotation. However, unless Jeff Green is also traded in the near future, Crowder won't see a large enough role to matter in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:28 am
    • Brandan Wright expected to play Sunday
      Brandan Wright will be available to play on Sunday vs. the Heat.

      Advice: It will be interesting to see how coach Brad Stevens uses Wright considering how crowded the frontcourt is at the moment. However, Wright is one of the most efficient players in the league and has too much talent to not see playing time with the Celtics. Owners in deeper leagues would be wise to take a gamble here, while owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:24 am
    • Ersan Ilyasova (nose) to be re-evaluated Mon
      Ersan Ilyasova (nose) is getting closer to a return, and is expected to be re-evaluated on Monday.

      Advice: There is a big opportunity for playing time now that Jabari Parker (knee) is done for the season, so he makes sense as a speculative add. We will update his status as soon as we know more, and we will consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Hornets. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:44 am
       
      Injured
    • Blake Griffin scores 24 with eight dimes
      Blake Griffin handed out eight assists against the Bucks during a 106-102 win on Saturday, scoring 24 points with six rebounds and one steal.

      Advice: The assists have been the story lately with 6.4 per game over his last five to go with averages of 23.0 points, 9.4 boards and 1.4 steals. Griffin is posting career highs in usage rate and assist percentage while turning in a career low in turnover percentage. He's not just a freak athlete anymore. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:58 pm
    • Larry Sanders scores 10 points in start
      Larry Sanders scored 10 points against the Clippers on Saturday with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He did commit his usual five fouls, but did make 5-of-6 from the field. Sanders made 76.2 percent from the field over his last four with averages of 8.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.8 blocks. If you really need blocks, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:30 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant plays six minutes
      Johnny O'Bryant played six minutes on Saturday with four points.

      Advice: He picked up two quick fouls and that was that. O'Bryant was able to push guys around at summer league, but that doesn't work against Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. He can be cut in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:23 pm
    • Khris Middleton has well-rounded game
      Khris Middleton played 24 minutes off the bench for 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It was a big step up from his one-point stinker on Thursday and Middleton has fared well in three of his last four. He really doesn't do much outside of score while making only 43.0 percent from the field with 1.3 steals, so his ceiling isn't high enough to grab in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:19 pm
    • Kenneth Faried scores four in awful game
      Kenneth Faried had one of his worst games of the season on Saturday against the Pacers, making 2-of-10 from the field with four points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal.

      Advice: He had a couple solid games before tonight and maybe the second half of a back-to-back got to him. Darrell Arthur (leg) could miss time, so Faried may get a bigger chance to redeem himself from a slow start. His owners can't be happy with him, but they just have to hang in there. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:46 pm
    • David West scores 19 points on 22 FGAs
      David West scored 19 points with 10 rebounds, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: He made just 8-of-22 from the field for a usage rate of 35.1. It's a horribly inefficient game, but who can blame him when his teammates can't make shots? West still hasn't quite got it going, but he should start heating up soon. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:24 pm
    • Chandler Parsons double-doubles on Sat.
      Chandler Parsons double-doubled in a 99-93 win over the Spurs on Saturday with 16 points, 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It's his first double-double of the season, but he was sub-par everywhere else. Parsons shouldn't see his fantasy value change much with Rajon Rondo around, so his fantasy owners should stay the course. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:12 pm
    • Greg Smith backing up Ty Chandler now
      Greg Smith played 10 minutes off the bench on Saturday with one point and one board.

      Advice: Yes, this is meaningless for just about everyone who plays fantasy basketball, but he is Tyson Chandler's backup now. Chandler does have a lot of injuries in his past so many Smith makes his way onto the fantasy radar at some point. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:09 pm
    • John Henson (foot) out on Saturday vs. LAC
      John Henson (foot) will not play against the Clippers on Sunday.

      Advice: He is still experiencing some pain in his foot, and will be re-evaluated on Monday. Henson will be worth a look in deeper leagues when he returns, but owners can continue to ignore him until we get a positive report. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:28 pm
       
      Injured
    • T-Rob has a nice showing vs. Pelicans
      Thomas Robinson played well against the Pelicans on Saturday, making 6-of-8 from the field for 12 points with four rebounds and two turnovers in 19 minutes.

      Advice: He was great on the offensive end and was able to attempt six shots at the rim while making both of his jumpers. Robinson is only going to be used heavily in the right matchups and garbage time helped a bit tonight, so fantasy owners in standard leagues might want to look elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:28 pm
    • Mason Plumlee won't be traded
      Mason Plumlee is not being traded, according to Nets Daily.

      Advice: He's one of their best young players and the Nets would not want to deal him unless it's to get an elite draft pick. Plumlee has really come around this summer and it's carried over into the season. He is a good bet to lead the Nets big men in minutes. On the downside, his foul shooting is awful, so he won't be a top-70 player or anything. He's still worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:32 pm
    • David Lee (hamstring) back at practice Sat.
      David Lee (hamstring) practiced on Saturday but won't discuss how he felt until Sunday.

      Advice: Lee had post-practice "maintenance" and remains day-to-day with an expected return date next week, but he's likely to be eased slowly into the rotation off the bench. With Lee struggling to stay healthy and Draymond Green playing well as a starter, nobody should expect immediate value from Lee upon his return. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:57 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Durant (ankle) iffy to return Sunday
      Kevin Durant (ankle) has not been officially ruled out of Sunday's game, according to beat writer Anthony Slater.

      Advice: A Pelicans writer previously reported that Durant had been ruled out, but it sounds as though he's closer to questionable. Reggie Jackson, Jeremy Lamb and Perry Jones would gain the most if Durant misses another game, but owners should check back for the latest after OKC's shootaround. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:15 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs NO
    • Carmelo Anthony plays 40 minutes in return
      Carmelo Anthony played 40 minutes in his return to the lineup on Saturday during a 99-90 loss to the Suns, making 9-of-19 from the field for 25 points, 11 rebounds, three assist, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It was a solid game from Anthony and he didn't appear to be hindered by knee soreness. The Knicks are a total nightmare and haven't won a home game since before Thanksgiving and now have the second-worst record in the NBA. Anthony's fantasy owners should be prepared for him to rest somewhat frequently. He said he is planning to play on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:52 pm
    • Jason Smith gets a bunch of shots
      Jason Smith made 5-of-14 from the field for 11 points with three rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 17 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

      Advice: He had a Russell Westbrook-like usage rate of 38.9. Smith has played 16.6 minutes per game over his last five, averaging 7.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.6 steals. He has been hurt a lot in his career and the Knicks will likely keep his minutes in check. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:49 pm
    • Kevin Durant listed as out for Sunday vs. NO
      Kevin Durant (ankle) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Pelicans.

      Advice: This is a little bit of a surprise considering he was ruled out until a few hours before on Friday. Still, Durant's injury was scary and the Thunder are still going to have Russell Westbrook. Reggie Jackson will likely benefit most while the rest of the wing guys just help out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:09 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs NO
    • Zach Randolph (knee) questionable Sunday
      Zach Randolph (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cavaliers.

      Advice: This comes out of nowhere, and we just learned that he had an MRI, but luckily it came back clean. Randolph didn't practice Saturday, and there is some swelling in his right knee. He looks like he could be in serious danger of missing Sunday's game, and if he sits Jon Leuer and Kosta Koufos would pick up some extra playing time. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:36 am
       
      Injured
      1:30 pm @ Cle
    • Carmelo Anthony (ankle) will play Saturday
      Carmelo Anthony (ankle) will play in Saturday's game against the Suns, and is listed in the starting lineup.

      Advice: This is excellent news for his owners, and coach Derek Fisher also said that he is hoping Melo would be able to play on Sunday. Melo is obviously a must-start option when he is healthy, and should be in for a good game against the up-tempo Suns. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:23 am
    • Larry Sanders will return for Saturday's game
      Larry Sanders will return from his one-game suspension on Saturday vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: He was suspended for Thursday's game against the kings for pushing Nicolas Batum in the back, but the Bucks will be glad to have him back in time to play against DeAndre Jordan. However, Sanders has been very inconsistent this season with averages of 7.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game, so owners may want to bench him until he turns it around. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:14 am
    • Faried goes for 14 and seven in 28 minutes
      Kenneth Faried scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in the Nuggets' 109-106 win over the Clippers on Friday.

      Advice: Faried is coming off an 11 & 11 game on Wednesday and though he hasn't been anywhere near as advertised this is a small step forward. He's not a must-start player, but he should remain owned and is a buy low target though at some point we have to put an expiration date on that. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:24 pm
    • Griffin scores 32, hits 14-of-18 free throws
      Blake Griffin scored 32 points on 9-of-20 shooting (14-of-18 FTs) with 12 rebounds, three assists and one steal in Friday's loss to the Nuggets.

      Advice: Griffin's general performance has improved over the last few weeks but his low rebounding totals have kept him from truly capitalizing on the momentum in fantasy leagues. Hopefully for owners this signals the beginning of a comeback in that regard. Chris Paul went for 17 and 15 with three steals and DeAndre Jordan posted 11 and 14 with three steals and a block. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:21 pm
    • Robinson doesn't do much in his 27 minutes
      Thomas Robinson managed just two points, six rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Spurs.

      Advice: Robinson is coming off a 15 and 16 night against the Bucks, but he's prone to these type of outcomes and owners should look for consistency before considering an add. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:52 pm
    • Shawne Williams hits two threes for eight pts
      Shawne Williams hit two 3-pointers in Friday's 105-103 loss to the Wizards, finishing with just eight points and three rebounds in 24 minutes.

      Advice: Williams has all of the opportunity in the world with Chris Bosh (calf) out indefinitely and Josh McRoberts (knee) starting down a season-ender. He hasn't done anything with it so far but it wouldn't be surprising if he got hot so keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:38 pm
       
      3:00 pm vs Bos
    • Pierce (toe) returns and scores 14 points
      Paul Pierce (toe) returned to action in Friday's win, scoring 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, two assists and one block in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Pierce has been a top 80-90 play this season and he should be in most lineups when healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:30 pm
       
      Player Note
      Paul Pierce Was - SF,PF
      3:00 pm vs Pho
    • Varejao plays just 17 minutes on Friday
      Anderson Varejao played just 17 minutes in Friday's win, scoring seven points on 1-of-4 shooting with five rebounds and one block.

      Advice: Varejao has been ice-cold lately and though he's returning late-round value on the season, with limited upside as well as durability issues owners shouldn't be attached to him in 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:45 pm
    • Plumlee continues his push in fantasy leagues
      Mason Plumlee continued his push in fantasy leagues on Friday against the Cavs, scoring 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 29 minutes.

      Advice: The chains are off and he looks good to go, and he even hit 4-of-5 freebies tonight. He was a must-own player before tonight and if he's still available you should run and pick him up. He has a mid-round upside and the health of his frontcourt teammates will be a question for the rest of the year. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:37 pm
    • Tyler Zeller has a solid outing
      Tyler Zeller played 24 minutes in a start against the Wolves on Friday with 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and one block.

      Advice: He's probably in the most danger with Brandan Wright joining the Celtics, but he has earned his playing time. Zeller averaged 12.2 points, 6.0 boards, 1.4 blocks and 0.2 steals on 62.8 percent from the field over his last five. If he's still sitting out there on the wire, you can probably find someone else better in shallower forwards -- Marcus Smart or Shabazz Muhammad for example. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:22 pm
       
      3:00 pm @ Mia
    • Shawne Williams will start Friday vs. WAS
      Shawne Williams will start Friday vs. the Wizards, sending Justin Hamilton to the bench.

      Advice: Williams has been struggling lately, but he's a more effective player than Justin Hamilton and it'll be interesting to see how he fares returning to the starting unit. Chris Bosh (calf) is without a timetable to return, and Josh McRoberts (knee) could be done for the season, so the opportunity is there for Williams. He's worth a speculative add, but he has a tough matchup tonight vs. Washington. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:16 pm
       
      3:00 pm vs Bos
    • Paul Pierce (toe) a go for Friday vs. Miami
      Paul Pierce (sore right toe) will start Friday vs. the Heat.

      Advice: Otto Porter will head back to the bench, so those that made a speculative add of Porter can go ahead and send him back to the waiver wire. Pierce has a favorable matchup tonight vs. the Heat, and he could serve as a decent low-budget plug-and-play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:14 pm
       
      Player Note
      Paul Pierce Was - SF,PF
      3:00 pm vs Pho
    • Kevin Durant (ankle) out Friday vs. Lakers
      Kevin Durant (ankle) will not play Friday vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: OKC really didn't need him for a game against one of the bottom-tier teams in the Western Conference, and Russell Westbrook will be primed for a big game tonight. Perry Jones will likely slide into the starting lineup, and he makes for a decent plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Durant will be re-evaluated on Saturday to determine his availability for Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:33 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs NO
    • John Henson (foot) questionable for Saturday
      John Henson is questionable to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

      Advice: The Bucks need big men badly right now. Henson has played almost all of his minutes at center this season, but they might shift him back to power forward more of out necessity. He's worth a look, but the awful foul shooting will make him tough to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:33 pm
       
      Injured
    • Furkan Aldemir won't plan Friday
      Furkan Aldemir (heel) will not play against the Hornets on Friday.

      Advice: He has an Achilles issue and the 76ers could sit him down in hopes this doesn't linger. Aldemir is a major project and is going take a while before he's on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:23 pm
       
      Injured
      3:00 pm @ Orl
    • Paul Pierce (toe) goes through shootaround
      Paul Pierce (sore right toe) was a full participant during shootaround, and all signs are pointing towards him being available for Friday's game vs. the Heat.

      Advice: If Pierce is a go, Otto Porter will head back to the bench where he'll be irreverent in nearly all leagues. Pierce has a favorable matchup today with the Heat, so owners will want to check back for an official update on his status as we draw closer to Friday's tip. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:48 am
       
      Player Note
      Paul Pierce Was - SF,PF
      3:00 pm vs Pho
    • Brandan Wright inactive Friday vs. Minnesota
      Brandan Wright will be inactive for Friday's game vs. Minnesota.

      Advice: Tyler Zeller's starting spot is safe for now, but it'll be interesting to see how Brad Stevens' rotations develop with Zeller, Wright, and Kelly Olynyk all vying for minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:46 am
    • Jae Crowder inactive for Friday's game
      Jae Crowder will be inactive for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

      Advice: He wouldn't play much even if he was available, and he can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. However, with the Celtics obviously going into a full rebuild, Crowder's name will be one to watch if Jeff Green is traded at some point this season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:43 am
    • Carmelo Anthony (knee) questionable Saturday
      Carmelo Anthony (knee) is being listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: There has been talk of Anthony shutting things down to get his knee right, so we'd say he's more on the doubtful side of questionable. If he's unable to go Travis Wear could get another start, but he shouldn't be considered an option in standard leagues. Tim Hardaway Jr., however, would be a primary option on offense if Melo is unavailable, so he’d be the guy to target in dailies. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:50 am
    • Kevin Durant (ankle) a game-time decision Fri
      Kevin Durant (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: OKC doesn’t necessarily need Durant for a game vs. the Lakers, so that is something that should be considered. If he's unable to go, Perry Jones would likely slide into the starting lineup, and he'd make for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, so stay tuned for more updates as we draw closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:37 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs NO
    • Paul Pierce (toe) hopeful to play Friday
      Paul Pierce (sore right toe) is hopeful to play Friday vs. the Heat.

      Advice: The Wizards are listing Pierce as questionable, so owners will need to check back for an official update closer to tip-off. If Pierce is unable to go, Otto Porter would likely get another start, but his limited upside makes him an unattractive option in standard and daily leagues. Rasual Butler went off for 23 points the last game that Pierce was sidelined, so he'd be the biggest beneficiary if Pierce is again unavailable. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:40 am
       
      Player Note
      Paul Pierce Was - SF,PF
      3:00 pm vs Pho
    • Kevin Durant (ankle) questionable for Friday
      Thunder head coach Scott Brooks said late Thursday night that while Kevin Durant is dealing with just a minor ankle sprain, he's unsure of his status for Friday vs. the Lakers "and beyond."

      Advice: X-rays on Durant's foot came back clean, but the "and beyond" part of that quote is concerning. The Thunder find themselves in a bit of a conundrum here, in that they need Durant to play to give the team a chance to compete for a playoff spot in the West, while there's also a need to handle their superstar with extreme care. Stay tuned for more updates, but if Durant is held out of Friday's game vs. the Lakers, Russell Westbrook will be primed for an explosion, while Perry Jones would be worth a spot-start. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:17 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs NO
    • Kevin Durant hopes to play Friday vs. Lakers
      Kevin Durant (ankle) hopes to play against the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: "It was the foot I had surgery," Durant said. "I wanted to play, I wanted to go back out there, but they just wanted to be cautious." He left the arena without crutches, without a walking boot, and only had a minor limp, so everything suggests he's not going to miss much time. Of course, there is always the concern of swelling, so his owners will want to check back. Additionally, KD became the first player since the NBA-ABA merger to score 30 points in under 20 minutes, per Elias Sports Bureau. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:54 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs NO
    • Khris Middleton scores one point
      Khris Middleton was a no-show against the Kings on Thursday with one point, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one foul in 18 minutes.

      Advice: That's good for a 10.3 usage rate, which shattered his previous season low of 14.2. Middleton usually gets to shoot while he's on the court, but it just wasn't in the cards tonight. Coach Jason Kidd is going to yo-yo his minutes, so his owners should not be expecting him to be the next Robert Covington or anything. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:31 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant plays 17 minutes
      Johnny O'Bryant played 17 minutes in his first NBA start on Thursday with six points, one rebound and one assist against the Kings.

      Advice: He had four fouls and had several "Welcome to the NBA" moments tonight. O'Bryant is a banger and doesn't have much polish to his game, but the Bucks need someone like that right now. His minutes might climb into the 20s while Ersan Ilyasova (face) is out. He's not worth owning in almost any league, though. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:12 pm
    • Kevin Durant has mild right ankle sprain
      Kevin Durant suffered a mild right ankle sprain on Thursday and will not return.

      Advice: This is good news. X-rays were negative, so he didn't suffer a re-fracture. He is likely going to be day-to-day and may have a shot to play on Friday against the Lakers. He had 30 points in the first half and looked absolutely fantastic. Perry Jones would benefit should KD not be ready. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:16 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs NO
    • Kevin Durant (foot/ankle) leaves game
      Kevin Durant suffered an apparent foot or ankle injury at the end of the second quarter on Thursday.

      Advice: It's to the same foot that cost him time to start the year, so this is certainly going to make all of us hold our breath. Durant was remarkably durable before this injury, but there have been about 25 percent of foot fracture patients having a recurring issue. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:50 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs NO
    • Kevin Durant to get minutes in the mid-30s
      Kevin Durant is expected to get minutes in the mid-30s, according to coach Scott Brooks.

      Advice: He played 35 minutes on Tuesday and attempted 25 shots from the field, so it's probably safe to say he's back. Durant will be in Anthony Davis' tier for the best player in fantasy hoops in no time. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:15 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs NO
    • 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
      Thursday, 6:05 pm
       
      Injured
    • Johnny O'Bryant getting the start vs. Kings
      Johnny O'Bryant will start at power forward against the Kings.

      Advice: He made his NBA debut on Wednesday and he already making his first start. The Bucks are completely gutted up front and have nobody behind O'Bryant and Zaza Pachulia, so he could get big minutes. Of course, he's only worth a look in very deep leagues. O'Bryant joins Brandon Knight, O.J. Mayo, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Pachulia in the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:01 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony (knee) will not play vs. Bulls
      Carmelo Anthony (knee) will not play against the Bulls on Thursday.

      Advice: There is talk of people advising him to sit out for a few weeks, so Anthony could miss time despite how he said he wants to play. With Anthony out, the Knicks are going to have to come up with some creative ways to score the ball. Tim Hardaway Jr. is probably their best bet based on how he carried the Knicks at summer league. Pablo Prigioni, Shane Larkin and Jose Calderon may be used in two-PG lineups, too. Anthony should be considered questionable for the weekend. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:34 pm
    • Jae Crowder sent to Boston in Rondo deal
      Joe Crowder will be sent to Boston as part of the Rajon Rondo deal.

      Advice: He's going to fight for reserve minutes with Evan Turner, and the trade to Boston doesn't do much for his value. Unless Jeff Green is traded, he won't be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:13 pm
    • 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
      Thursday, 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
      Thursday, 1:14 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony being told to shut it down?
      Carmelo Anthony stated during Thursday morning's shootaround that he's had multiple people tell him he should consider sitting out for an extended period of time.

      Advice: "I've had multiple people say kind of just shut it down or just take time off," said Anthony. "At the end of the day it's hard for me to just do that right now with what's happening with the team. So I'm just trying to be smart about it." The Knicks currently own a record of 5-22, and each loss gives Carmelo another reason to shut it down instead of risk further injury. Tim Hardaway Jr. is looking more and more like a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:39 am
    • Furkan Aldemir doubtful for Friday
      Furkan Aldemir (heel) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Hornets.

      Advice: Aldemir missed practice due to the plantar fasciitis he's dealing with on his right foot, and while head coach Brett Brown contends, "it's not as bad as it sounds," Aldemir is not looking likely for Friday's game against Charlotte. He played just 10 minutes in his NBA debut on Monday, so he can safely be left on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:22 am
       
      Injured
      3:00 pm @ Orl
    • Paul Pierce sits out Thursday practice
      Paul Pierce (sore right big toe) did not practice on Thursday.

      Advice: Pierce missed Tuesday's game with his toe injury and a missed practice on Thursday doesn't bode well for his availability against the Heat on Friday. There's a chance the Wizards are just giving the veteran an extra day to recuperate, so we'll have to check back on his status after Friday's shootaround. If Pierce does sit, Otto Porter would likely get the start and remain a risky option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:08 am
       
      Player Note
      Paul Pierce Was - SF,PF
      3:00 pm vs Pho
    • Carmelo Anthony expected to sit Thursday
      Carmelo Anthony (knee soreness) is now expected to miss Thursday's game against the Bulls, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

      Advice: Updating a previous item, Melo is now expected to sit Thursday night as he's dealing with knee soreness that Isola is reporting will require surgery after the season. With Amare Stoudemire (rest) already declared out for Thursday night, Tim Hardaway Jr. should see all the minutes he can handle if Anthony does indeed sit. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:24 am
    • Carmelo Anthony questionable for Thursday
      Carmelo Anthony (knee soreness) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Bulls.

      Advice: Amare Stoudemire (rest) has already been declared out for the game, so the Knicks will be extremely short-handed for Thursday's game if Melo sits. We'll update his status after shootaround, but Tim Hardaway Jr. and J.R. Smith could be in for big minutes if Melo joins Amare on the Knicks' bench Thursday night. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:29 am
    • Johnny O'Bryant returned to action on Wednesday December 17. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:57 pm
    • Kenneth Faried double-doubles
      Kenneth Faried started on Wednesday against the Rockets with 11 points, 11 boards, two assists and three turnovers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He fouled out and had an egregious turnover at the end of regulation, so it wasn't all good. Even before his ankle injury, Faried was in coach Brian Shaw's doghouse, which is nothing new in his second season with the coach. He worked his way out of the doghouse last season and erupted as one of the best power forwards in the NBA. Fantasy owners should try to buy low before he turns in a huge game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:55 pm
    • Blake Griffin torches Pacers for 31 & 16
      Blake Griffin hit 11-of-27 shots for 31 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and a steal in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: His field goal percentage wasn't good, but he did hit 9-of-13 free throws and had a big line. His free throw shooting has greatly improved, and his fantasy value as followed as a result. Congratulations if you drafted him this year. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:48 pm
    • Thomas Robinson explodes for 15 and 16
      Thomas Robinson excelled in his first start of the season on Wednesday during a win over the Bucks, scoring 15 points with 16 boards, one steal, one block and four turnovers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: The Bucks did a Hack-A-Rob strategy late in the game, so he only made 5-of-15 from the line. Robinson had a couple bright spots last season while the Blazers were missing LaMarcus Aldridge, but he had a number of disappearing acts, too. Coach Terry Stotts said he's going to be mixing up his lineups, so this is not the new norm for Robinson. We'll need to see it again before signing off on him as a pickup in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:34 pm
    • David West double-doubles in loss to LAC
      David West hit 8-of-15 shots for 17 points, 10 rebounds and two steals in 31 minutes of Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: West has been fairly disappointing after missing much of the season with an ankle injury but came through tonight. He might finally be getting into game shape and could be ready to start producing for his owners, who have had a rough time waiting for him to get it together. Tonight was a step in the right direction. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:27 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
      Wednesday, 11:12 pm
    • Khris Middleton drops 17 points in 33 minutes
      Khris Middleton scored 17 points in 33 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday with three rebounds, three steals and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: He started the second half with Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) going down in the second quarter. Middleton is certainly going to benefit with the injury to Jabari Parker (knee) and does have a usage rate of 20, so he's worth a look in standard leagues. His prospective owners just need to remember that coach Jason Kidd runs some wild rotation and Antetokounmpo's injury is not serious. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:59 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant makes his debut
      Johnny O'Bryant played five minutes in his NBA debut with two points on Wednesday.

      Advice: The good news is he's made 100 percent from the field, but the bad news is he has 9.6 fouls per 48 minutes. O'Bryant has no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:54 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
      Wednesday, 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
      Wednesday, 10:20 pm
       
      Injured
      1:30 pm @ Cle
    • Shawne Williams plays 29 minutes in loss
      Shawne Williams came off the bench on Wednesday, hitting 2-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 29 minutes.

      Advice: The minutes were great, as he played just 19 of them on Tuesday. He's struggled recently, but with Chris Bosh out indefinitely and Josh McRoberts likely out for the season, Williams still has a chance to make some noise in Miami. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:05 pm
       
      3:00 pm vs Bos
    • 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
      Wednesday, 8:35 pm
    • Chandler Parsons scores 32 in Mavs win
      Chandler Parsons hit 10-of-17 shots and four 3-pointers for a season-high 32 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in Wednesday's win over the Pistons.

      Advice: Parsons' back injury is hopefully behind him and he was playing very well before sitting out on Saturday. Dirk Nowitzki added 18 points and 10 boards in the win, and both players should be in starting lineups whenever they're in uniform for the Mavericks. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:25 pm
    • Tyler Zeller scores 10 in start
      Tyler Zeller started again and had 10 points, seven rebounds, a steal and two blocks on 4-of-5 shooting in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Kelly Olynyk came off the bench, but played 30 minutes and had a much fuller stat line. Zeller is technically the starter, but at least for now, Olynyk is the guy getting the minutes and production. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:58 pm
       
      3:00 pm @ Mia
    • Stotts pulls a Stotts: Thomas Robinson starts
      Thomas Robinson will start in place of Robin Lopez on Wednesday.

      Advice: Coach Terry Stotts said he is going to mix up his lineups, so T-Rob is not likely going to draw all of the starts. Joel Freeland is expected to get some starts here and there, so keep an eye on him, as well. Chris Kaman should also get a handful of extra minutes and is the best pickup for owners needing a big man. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:09 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
      Wednesday, 3:28 pm
       
      Injured
    • Furkan Aldemir seen icing his ankle Wednesday
      Furkan Aldemir suffered a bruised right heel and missed part of practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: There is no indication that he will miss any time, but we will still monitor his status closely. Aldemir made his NBA debut on Monday, but saw just 10 minutes of action and looked very raw. You can leave him on the waiver wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:44 am
       
      Injured
      3:00 pm @ Orl
    • Ersan Ilyasova (out) for Wednesday's game
      Ersan Ilyasova (nose) is out for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: He is not expected to play on the current road trip, so the next chance he would have to play would be on Dec. 23 vs. Charlotte. Jabari Parker (knee) was ruled out for the rest of the season, so Ilyasova could see a bump in his minutes upon his return. He will have to string together a few good games before being considered in standard leagues, though. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:02 am
       
      Injured
    • John Henson (foot) listed as out for Wed
      John Henson (foot) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: There is still no clear indication as to when he will be ready, but the Bucks could certainly use him now that Jabari Parker (knee) was ruled out for the remainder of the season. We will update Henson's status when we know more, but owners should keep an eye on him in deeper leagues for his ability to block shots and rebound. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:58 am
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Durant reaches 15,000 career points
      26-year-old Kevin Durant became the second youngest player in NBA history to reach 15,000 career points.

      Advice: LeBron James hit that milestone at age 25, but this just speaks volumes of how great these two players really are. Durant has just recently returned from a foot injury, and has yet to fully hit his stride. However, his minutes are trending up and he should soon begin to rejoin the conversation for the best player to own in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:05 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs NO
    • Kenneth Faried (ankle) will start Wednesday
      Kenneth Faried (ankle) will start for the Nuggets on Wednesday after practicing in full on Tuesday.

      Advice: He has had some tough luck with injuries over the past two weeks, but he will look to put that behind him in a key matchup against Houston. Faried has been in a slump since the beginning of the season, but he is loaded with talent and should turn it around soon. The buy-low window is wide open, so now may be your chance to snag him in a trade. J.J. Hickson will return to the bench with this news, and owners in standard leagues can think about moving on. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:49 am
    • 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
    • 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
       
      Injured
      1:30 pm @ Cle
    • Carmelo Anthony posts big line in ugly loss
      Carmelo Anthony hit 11-of-23 shots and two 3-pointers for 26 points, five rebounds, five assists, four steals and a block in Tuesday's brutal 107-87 loss to the Mavericks.

      Advice: Props to Melo for playing through his sore knee and that's a Durant-esque line, but with the Knicks sitting at just 5-22, you have to wonder just how long he's going to keep abusing his body for nothing. The groundwork has been laid for him to shut it down early with a knee injury this season and it really feels like it's just a matter of time before it happens. You may not be able to get a bona fide stud in return for Melo these days, but if you can move him before it all comes crashing down, we'd advise doing so. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:40 pm
    • Chandler Parsons back in action Tuesday
      Chandler Parsons returned from his back injury and had 13 points, three rebounds, six assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers on 5-of-12 shooting.

      Advice: Like Dirk Nowitzki, CP played just 23 minutes in tonight's blowout win. He should be good to go from here, so make sure he's back in your lineup after he missed Saturday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:32 pm
    • Chandler Parsons (back) will play Tuesday
      Chandler Parsons (back) will start on Tuesday as the Mavericks take on the Knicks, sending Richard Jefferson back to the bench.

      Advice: Parsons was really getting it going before having to sit out of Saturday's game, so get him active as he has a favorable matchup tonight vs. the Knicks. Jefferson can be sent back to the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:45 pm
    • Paul Pierce (toe) out Tuesday vs. MIN
      Paul Pierce (sore right toe) will not play Tuesday vs. the Timberwolves, and Otto Porter will draw the start in his place.

      Advice: While Porter is starting, this news will likely translate to more shots going to Bradley Beal. Porter has shown flashes, but remains a risky option in daily leagues coming in with averages of just 5.7 points and 3.3 rebounds. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:31 pm
       
      Player Note
      Paul Pierce Was - SF,PF
      3:00 pm vs Pho
    • Kenneth Faried (ankle) will play Wednesday
      Updating a previous report, Kenneth Faried (ankle) will return to the starting lineup on Wednesday as the Nuggets take on the Rockets.

      Advice: J.J. Hickson will head back to the bench upon Faried's return, and he can be cut in standard leagues. Faried hasn't been living up to his potential this season, but there are still a lot of games left, and he tends to be a second-half player. The buy-low window remains open. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:19 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (ankle) returns to practice
      Kenneth Faried (ankle) returned to practice on Tuesday.

      Advice: This is a good sign for Faried possibly being able to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets after sitting out on Sunday. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, so stay tuned for more updates as we near Wednesday's tip. If Faried returns, J.J. Hickson will head back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:34 pm
    • Blake Griffin posts 18-7-7 line in blowout
      Blake Griffin scored 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block in Monday's blowout win over the Pistons.

      Advice: Griffin has rehabilitated his season-long value into the top 50-60 range and he's been a solid top-30 play over the last two weeks. It wouldn't be surprising if he continues along that trajectory. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:00 am
    • 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
    • Khris Middleton hits game-winner vs. Suns
      Khris Middleton hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Suns on Monday, finishing with 14 points, one rebound, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He did play some power forward tonight and the Bucks look like they're going to need to replace a ton of minutes with Jabari Parker (knee) going down. Middleton will likely have a handful of bad games and coach Jason Kidd's rotation is unpredictable, so he's only an add in deeper leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:35 pm
    • Tyler Zeller comes out flat vs. Sixers
      Tyler Zeller didn't play well against the 76ers on Monday with five points, five boards, two assists and two blocks in 16 minutes.

      Advice: Kelly Olynyk stole the show and took most of Zeller's minutes tonight. Zeller will probably be in the starting lineup for the foreseeable future, but his minutes might be taking a hit. He's been playing 26.3 in December before tonight, averaging 12.9 points, 7.7 boards, 1.3 assists and 0.9 blocks. He's been posting must-start value before tonight, so his owners shouldn't make any hasty cuts yet. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:50 pm
       
      3:00 pm @ Mia
    • Furkan Aldemir scores two in debut
      Furkan Aldemir scored two points in his NBA debut on Monday with two rebounds and one assist in 10 minutes.

      Advice: He saw first half action tonight, so it wasn't just garbage time. Aldemir is still nowhere near getting on the radar in most leagues and he looked very raw tonight. He's only worth a look in ridiculously deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:15 pm
       
      Injured
      3:00 pm @ Orl
    • Is Aldemir going to get minutes?
      Furkan Aldemir is officially active on Monday against the Celtics.

      Advice: "Welcome to Philly. You've got Sullinger,"coach Brett Brown said. It's an interesting quote from Brown and perhaps he's going to get in the rotation. However, fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see approach in almost any case. Henry Sims would likely lose minutes, if Aldemir does play. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:33 pm
       
      Injured
      3:00 pm @ Orl
    • Chandler Parsons still has back stiffness
      Chandler Parsons (back) is still dealing with back stiffness on Monday.

      Advice: ESPN Dallas beat writer Tim MacMahon said Parsons has a "good chance" he'll play on Tuesday night against the Knicks. Parsons missed Saturday and the Mavericks ill likely list him as questionable in the next few hours. If he's out, Richard Jefferson would get another start and be worth a look in deep leagues. The Mavericks do only have three games this week. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:21 pm
    • 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
    • Carmelo Anthony doesn't practice Monday
      Carmelo Anthony (rest) did not practice on Monday.

      Advice: Anthony is not 100 percent with his knee injury, but there's nothing to suggest this is anything other than an ordinary rest day. Expect the Knicks to do this again with Melo playing through the injury. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:41 am
    • Sixers officially sign Furkan Aldemir to deal
      Sixers sign F Furkan Adlemir.

      Advice: Aldemir will be immediately active, but it's not clear what his role in the rotation will be just yet. He can be left on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:35 am
       
      Injured
      3:00 pm @ Orl
    • David West wants Pacers' chemistry to improve
      David West said the Pacers' chemistry has to improve in order for the team to win games.

      Advice: It seems obvious, doesn't it? "Obviously, the chemistry has to get better," West said. "Get a better feel for one another. We just got to continue to prepare and critique what we're doing and figure it out. We got to shoot the ball better. I don't think we're trusting each other on defense. (We're) relying on individual matchups to hold your own and that's not who we've been the last few years." Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 7:51 am
    • Chandler Parsons working on free throw shot
      Chandler Parsons reconstructed his free-throw shot during the offseason.

      Advice: Parsons shot 70.5 percent from the line with the Rockets, but he's shooting just 71.8 percent this year. Parsons added that he's working on improvement with Rick Carlisle, and admitted his successes or failures can be mental. "I keep the ball higher," he said. "I don't bring it down like I used to. And my right foot is in front of my left now." Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 6:09 am
    • Paul Pierce scores 15 pts w/ zero rebounds
      Paul Pierce was held without a rebound on Sunday for the first time all season, though he added 15 points, one 3-pointer, one assist and two steals in just 25 minutes of action.

      Advice: Pierce's versatility is a saving grace for fantasy owners, and he's been a steady top-100 option with averages of 13.1 points, 1.3 triples, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. The return of Bradley Beal hasn't noticeably impacted his production, making him a safe bet for rest-of-season value. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 5:46 pm
       
      Player Note
      Paul Pierce Was - SF,PF
      3:00 pm vs Pho
    • Kenneth Faried (ankle) out Sunday vs. Spurs
      Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Faried injured his ankle during Saturday's game against the Rockets, and though he was able to return to that game, his ankle is too sore to give it a go today. J.J. Hickson, Jusuf Nurkic, and Darrell Arthur will all benefit with Faried sidelined, with Hickson and Arthur offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 3:44 pm
    • Report: Furkan Aldemir get 4-year, $12M deal
      Furkan Aldemir has reportedly landed a four-year, $12 million deal with the 76ers, with the first two-years guaranteed.

      Advice: Aldemir could be ready to go for Monday's game vs. Boston, but owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with the Turkish big man, as his upside is limited. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 3:26 pm
       
      Injured
      3:00 pm @ Orl
    • Chandler Parsons (back) hopeful for Tuesday
      Chandler Parsons (back) went through most of Sunday's practice, and is hopeful he'll be able to suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: "Today I went through pretty much everything," said Parsons. "It's still really sore, but it’s getting better every day. But we’re still not there yet" Parsons return to practice is a positive sign, and hopefully having Monday off will give him enough time to recover for Tuesday's game. However, if he's unable to go Monta Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki will be tasked with more offensive responsibilities. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 11:15 am
    • Furkan Aldemir finally receives his visa
      Furkan Aldemir finally received his visa and is expected to join the 76ers very shortly.

      Advice: If he was coming to any other team, he would not be on the fantasy map at all. However, this is the 76ers we are talking about and it wouldn't be out of the question if he became a part of the rotation at some point this season. However, Aldemir's game is limited and owners in standard leagues can monitor him comfortably from the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 9:38 am
       
      Injured
      3:00 pm @ Orl
    • Kenneth Faried returns from an ankle issue
      Kenneth Faried returned from an in-game ankle injury on Saturday against the Rockets, finishing with seven points, three rebounds, two assists and one block in 20 minutes.

      Advice: He's easily the most frustrating player to own this season. Faried is the No. 164 player based on per-game value in standard leagues and his numbers are actually trending down. The Nuggets paid him big bucks and they kept him in the doghouse in December last year as well, so there is still hope for him to turn it around. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 8:49 pm
    • Hollis Thompson scores 21 points in 31 mins
      Holls Thompson scored 21 points on 7-of-8 from the field in 41 minutes on Saturday with four rebounds, three steals and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: That's good for an effective field goal percentage of 118.8. Thompson has been fairly quiet this season and has given up some minutes to rookie K.J. McDaniels (ankle), but made the most of his playing time tonight. McDaniels won't be out long, so Thompson isn't a great pickup. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 8:14 pm
       
      Injured
      3:00 pm @ Orl
    • 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
      Dec 13, 7:50 pm
    • Khris Middleton scores 14 points vs. Clips
      Khris Middleton scored 14 points with six rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

      Advice: In coach Jason Kidd's rotation, there is going to be a random guy going off almost every night. Middleton scored just nine points combined in his previous two, so you can leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:43 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
      Dec 13, 7:32 pm
    • Kenneth Faried returns to game on Saturday
      Kenneth Faried left Saturday's game against Houston and has since returned to the game.

      Advice: He took a hard foul by Joey Dorsey and struggled to get back on his feet. Faried was clearly in pain and it should be noted that he just recently missed two games with a lower back strain. We will monitor this situation closely but it appears that Faried dodged a bullet here. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:02 pm
    • David West scores 12 points in a loss
      David West scored 12 points in 33 minutes during a 95-85 loss to the Blazers, adding four rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and no turnovers.

      Advice: It wasn't the most exciting line, but he filled the stat sheet nicely with his dimes and defense. West started out his season with a very high usage, but it's come back in a big way while he hasn't been efficient either. He should still get better because his minutes are safe and has no competition, so try to buy low if you can. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 6:35 pm
    • Johnny O'Bryant is available on Saturday
      Johnny O'Bryant is available to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

      Advice: He is expected to be limited and is not a lock for playing time. O'Bryant has no fantasy value right now. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 3:02 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
      Dec 13, 1:58 pm
       
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    • Kenneth Faried to come off bench again Sat
      Kenneth Faried will come off of the bench again on Saturday, though coach Brain Shaw stressed that the move was not permanent.

      Advice: J.J. Hickson will draw another start, but it is at least somewhat encouraging that coach Shaw said it wasn't permanent. Faried is loaded with upside and it is only a matter of time before he gets it going, so the buy-low window could be gone before you know it. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 10:49 am
    • Johnny O'Bryant (knee) questionable Saturday
      Johnny O'Bryant (knee) is considered questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: He likely won't be in the rotation upon his return and would need an injury to Zaza Pachulia or Larry Sanders before owners in deep leagues should pay him any attention. Leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 10:41 am
    • Chandler Parsons (back) inactive on Saturday
      Chandler Parsons (back) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Warriors.

      Advice: This is a tough blow for owners, as Parsons was really starting to heat up after a slow start to the season. He is said to be dealing with lower back soreness and we should know more about his status moving forward shortly. Consider him day-to-day for now and expect Jae Crowder and Al-Farouq Aminu to see some extended run Saturday, with neither being a reliable option. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 10:24 am
    • Chandler Parsons (back) a game-time decision
      Chandler Parsons (back) and Jameer Nelson (shoulder) are game-time decisions for Saturday's game vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: For what it is worth, coach Rick Carlisle said he wasn't as optimistic about Parsons playing as he was about Nelson, so this does not sound good. Owners should have a backup plan ready and if Parsons sits Jae Crowder and Al-Farouq Aminu would likely see more minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 9:24 am
    • Chandler Parsons (back) questionable on Sat
      Chandler Parsons (back) is considered questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: To be clear, we don't think he will miss the opportunity to play against the talented Warriors but owners will still want to be on alert for any updates. He tweaked his back in Wednesday's game, though he was still able to play through it. Parsons has recently broken out of his slump and has been on fire recently so it would be a shame if he had to miss this one. Check back before tip-off for official confirmation before plugging him into lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 6:49 am
    • 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
      Dec 13, 6:46 am
       
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    • 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
      Dec 12, 10:42 pm
       
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      1:30 pm @ Cle
    • West gets back on track in loss to Raptors
      David West got back on track in Friday's loss to the Raptors, scoring 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds, five assists and one block.

      Advice: West is going to facilitate a lot of offense anyway, but with no George Hill around he is going to be in the middle of everything. Make sure he wasn't somehow dropped. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 10:01 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
      Dec 12, 9:53 pm
    • Zeller goes for 19 and six with two blocks
      Tyler Zeller scored 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting with six rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes on Friday against the Knicks.

      Advice: Zeller's recent surge has made him worth owning over the last two weeks, as he has averaged 12.1 points, 8.0 boards, 62.9 percent field goals and 90.5 percent free throws in eight contests. He doesn't bring any defense, averaging just 1.3 combined steals and blocks over that span and he's not going to keep those percentages going. But he's hot and he's worth adding especially while he's starting for the Celtics. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 9:29 pm
       
      3:00 pm @ Mia
    • Blake Griffin finally has a down game
      Blake Griffin was held in check against the Wizards on Friday with 14 points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He averaged 24.3 points per game over his previous 10, including a 45-point night on Monday. Griffin was just 6-of-13 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line tonight, so this was one of his lowest usage rates of the season. He'll be fine and will likely torch the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 7:13 pm
    • Ersan Ilyasova not traveling for road trip
      Ersan Ilyasova (nose) is not going to travel with the Bucks for their four-game road trip.

      Advice: "I've broken my nose several times in the past eight years, and so far this is one of the worst ones," Ilyasova said. "I had a couple fractures, some of the new and old ones." That means he's out until Dec. 23 with his broken nose. Expect to see more Jabari Parker, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Zaza Pachulia. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 1:09 pm
       
      Injured
    • Johnny O'Bryant does more work at practice
      Johnny O'Bryant (knee) did some more work at practice on Friday.

      Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and is up in the air for Saturday. The Bucks need a big man behind Larry Sanders and Zaza Pachulia, so O'Bryant has an outside shot at playing time. Of course, he's not worth owning in any league. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 11:13 am
    • Ersan Ilyasova (face) limited to conditioning
      Ersan Ilyasova (face) has not yet been cleared to return to practice, but he will be re-evaluated on Monday.

      Advice: Ersan has been limited to doing light conditioning work, and given the fact he hasn’t been cleared for practice, it's looking pretty safe to assume he won't be able to go on Saturday vs. the Clippers. With Ilyasova sidelined, Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo will continue to log heavy minutes for the Bucks. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 11:06 am
       
      Injured
    • 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
      Dec 12, 10:57 am
       
      Injured
    • 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
      Dec 11, 2:38 pm
       
      Injured
    • John Henson (foot) targeting West Coast trip
      John Henson (foot) is hopeful to return sometime during the Bucks upcoming West Coast road trip, which begins on Dec. 15.

      Advice: "I'm still trying to get some swelling out and make sure it's pain free," said Henson. "I'm still trying for the West Coast trip but we'll see." Henson has been out since Nov. 25, and still has yet to return to practice. He was averaging a meager 4.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game before going down, so he can only be viewed as an asset in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 1:55 pm
       
      Injured
    • Johnny O'Bryant (knee) returns to practice
      Johnny O'Bryant (knee) returned to practice on Thursday, and is nearing a return.

      Advice: O'Bryant isn't likely to be a key rotation player for the Bucks, and he can be left on the wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 1:11 pm
    • Ersan Ilyasova (face) doesn't practice Thurs.
      Ersan Ilyasova's face is still too swollen to be fitted for a mask, and until the swelling goes down he will be unable to practice.

      Advice: Ilyasova was targeting a return for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers, but the fact that he still hasn't been able to return to practice is putting that in jeopardy. Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo will continue to see heavy minutes with Ilyasova sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 12:39 pm
       
      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
      Dec 11, 8:54 am
       
      Injured
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