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    • Trevor Ariza burying 3s to start post-break
      Trevor Ariza is hot to start his post-break run, making 3.4 triples per game in his last five games.

      Advice: That is tied for fourth in the NBA in that span. A whopping 61.0 percent of his shots in his last five have been catch-and-shoot 3s, making 44.4 percent of them. Ariza has also seen his usage rate climb to 17.6 in his last five, which is up from 16.1 in his month before the break. He looks poised for a strong finish. Rotoworld.com
      52 minutes ago
    • Coach Thibs confident about Rose returning
      Head coach Tom Thiodeau said that he is confident Derrick Rose will return this season.

      Advice: "He'll get past this hurdle," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He has made it through two tough rehabs. This one will be much shorter, and he'll get back to being who he is." Rose is expected to be sidelined for anywhere from 4-6 weeks, and while it would be great to see him back in time for the NBA playoffs, he likely won't return quick enough to impact fantasy leagues. Aaron Brooks hasn't exactly been lighting it up, but he is still worth owing in most leagues as long as he continues to start in Rose's absence. Rotoworld.com
      59 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs LAC
    • Nerlens Noel (quad, calf) questionable Sunday
      Nerlens Noel is dealing with a sore quad and calf, and he is considered questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: The 76ers are arguably the most cautious team in the NBA, so it wouldn't be surprising if they err on the side of caution and rest Noel tonight. We should know more closer to tip-off, so owners will have to stay on alert for an update. If Noel does sit, Thomas Robinson will likely be the primary beneficiary and is worth a look in deeper leagues after he scored nine points with nine boards in just 13 minutes vs. the Wizards on Friday. Henry Sims and JaVale McGee could see a bump in minutes as well, though they aren't reliable options in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:26 am
       
      Injured
      3:00 pm @ Ind
    • Pero Antic is dealing with a sore knee
      Pero Antic was rested during Saturday's game vs. the Heat because he suffered a knee injury in a collision during Friday's game vs. the Magic.

      Advice: He has a very limited role off the bench and is averaging just 5.5 points and 3.0 boards in 16.3 minutes per game this season, so this news doesn't have a lot of fantasy implications. The Hawks are off until Tuesday against the Rockets, so we should be able to provide another update soon. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:20 am
       
      Injured
    • Mike Muscala sent to NBA D-League
      Mike Muscala was assigned to the NBA D-League on Sunday.

      Advice: He is not currently in the rotation in Atlanta and isn't likely going to have any fantasy value this season. Leave Muscala on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:17 am
    • Jeff Teague is dealing with a hamstring issue
      After sitting out of Saturday's game vs. the Heat, Jeff Teague was seen getting treatment on his hamstring at practice on Sunday.

      Advice: There is no word on how severe the injury is, but good news is that the Hawks don't play again until Tuesday vs. the Rockets, so there is plenty of time for him to recover. Dennis Schroder, who is coming off a 16-point, 10-assist performance vs. the Heat, will continue to be the primary beneficiary if Teague misses more time. We will continue to monitor Teague's status closely in the coming days and will pass along any additional updates. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:10 am
       
      Injured
    • Rajon Rondo says thoughts over FA are same
      Rajon Rondo said that his thoughts regarding his impending free agency haven't changed since his spat with head coach Rick Carlisle.

      Advice: Rondo is going to hold his cards close to his chest, but he hasn't had the smoothest transition since leaving Boston. He is averaging just 7.6 points, 4.6 assists, 2.8 boards and 3.6 turnovers over his last five games, and he is also shooting just 43 percent from the field and 33 percent from the charity stripe over that span. He still has some value in points leagues, but he is a huge liability in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:51 am
    • Amare Stoudemire not pondering retirement
      Amare Stoudemire said that he will continue playing in the NBA as long as his body allows him to.

      Advice: "There’s no timeframe," Stoudemire said. "Depending on what my body tells me … I just listen to my body, and go from there." It's no secret that he hasn't exactly been the most durable player in recent years, but he still has some gas left in the tank and there is no reason why he wouldn't be able to play a few more years in a limited role off the bench. Dallas is going to be cautious with his minutes with playoffs right around the corner, so it's going to be tough to own Stoudemire outside of deeper leagues moving forward. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:35 am
    • Nerlens Noel is making strides this season
      Nerlens Noel said that he is blessed to be playing in the NBA after missing the entire 2013-14 season due to a torn ACL in his left knee.

      Advice: "I’ve definitely made strides this season with the speed of the game and I think I’m just taking it all in," Noel said. "It’s great to finally be here and not just dream about it coming off last season, not playing. I’m blessed and just making sure I’m making the best of this opportunity I have." He has been able to play in 54 out of 58 games for the 76ers this season and hasn't been limited by his knee at all. Noel is boasting averages of 8.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.6 steals in 30.4 minutes per game, and his owners have to be thrilled at his rapidly improving game. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:21 am
       
      Injured
      3:00 pm @ Ind
    • Robbie Hummel (hand) will be reevaluated
      Head coach Flip Saunders said that Robbie Hummel (hand) will be reevaluated this week.

      Advice: Hummel has been sidelined since Jan. 25 and has missed the last 15 games, but it's likely going to be a couple more weeks before we see him back in action. He was averaging just 4.2 points and 2.8 boards in 15.0 minutes per game prior to the injury, so owners outside of the deepest of leagues can ignore this news. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:09 am
       
      Injured
    • Amare Stoudemire returned to action on Saturday February 28. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:49 am
    • Trevor Booker scores 12 with six boards
      Trevor Booker had his best game in a while on Saturday vs. the Bucks, scoring 12 points with six boards, two steals and one block in 27 minutes.

      Advice: It was the most minutes he had played since Dec. 1, and it was also the most points he has scored in the month of February. Booker hasn't yet capitalized on the departure of Enes Kanter, but now that he has become the first big off the bench for Utah, owners in deeper leagues will want to keep an eye on him moving forward. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:50 pm
    • Derrick Favors has massive line in win Sat.
      Derrick Favors was simply fantastic against the Bucks on Saturday, scoring 16 points with 12 boards, three blocks and three steals in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He shot 7-of-11 from the field and hit his only two free throw attempts on the night, but he did come dangerously close to fouling out in this one. He has now double-doubled in three out of his last four games, and it's obvious that Enes Kanter bolting town has done wonders for the value of both Favors and Rudy Gobert. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:42 pm
    • Nikola Pekovic dealing with pain in his ankle
      Nikola Pekovic's troublesome ankle flared up on him during Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies, and he is expected to be reevaluated on Monday.

      Advice: Not good. Pekovic hasn't exactly been the most durable player in recent years, and it looks like the Wolves were playing with fire when they decided to play him in the second game of a back-to-back set. Pekovic lasted just two minutes in the second half on Saturday, and we would be surprised if he ended up playing against the Clippers on Monday. Gorgui Dieng stands to benefit the most if Pekovic misses time, while rookie Adreian Payne will see a bump in his minutes as well. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:21 pm
    • Dante Exum plays just 12 minutes Saturday
      Dante Exum was held scoreless in 12 minutes against the Jazz and was benched in favor of Trey Burke for the start of the second half.

      Advice: Exum has now played 19 or fewer minutes in each of his last three games, and it is starting to look like his days as a starter are numbered. The Jazz obviously threw the rookie into the fire too quickly, and while he does have a ton of potential, he is nowhere near ready to be a starting PG in the NBA. Exum should have already been dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:18 pm
    • Trey Burke scores 23 points, starts 2nd half
      Trey Burke replaced Dante Exum in the starting lineup at halftime and did not disappoint, scoring 23 points in a 82-75 win over the Bucks on Saturday.

      Advice: Exum looks lost out there, and it's surprising that Burke hasn't yet reclaimed his starting spot. Burke has been on fire recently with averages of 18.2 points, 3.8 assists, 2.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 2.2 3-pointers in 28.8 minutes over his last five games, and it's obvious that the Jazz desperately need his scoring punch . Even if coach Quin Snyder opts to keep bringing Burke off the bench, he is still worth owning in most leagues and should continue to see his minutes trend up. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:11 pm
    • Khris Middleton scores 18 points in loss Sat.
      Khris Middleton scored 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting against the Jazz on Saturday, adding six boards, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: He is arguably Milwaukee's best weapon on offense now that Brandon Knight is no longer in town, and he has now scored in double digits in twelve straight games. In case it's not already obvious, Middleton is a must-start player and should continue to be a stud for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:01 pm
    • Rajon Rondo scores eight in return
      Rajon Rondo scored eight points in his return to the lineup on Saturday against the Nets, adding seven rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 28 minutes.

      Advice: The best part of all this for his fantasy owners is that he didn't go to the free throw line. Rondo looked awful on defense again tonight and ranked dead last on his team for plus-minus at minus-22. He's not a must-own player in standard leagues, but he should be viewed as a mid-to-late-round guy in points leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:17 pm
    • STAT hurts his nose, scores nine points
      Amare Stoudemire scored nine points with six rebounds in 20 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

      Advice: He had a cut on his nose, but he was patched up and it shouldn't cost him playing time. Stoudemire is likely going to sit out throughout the rest of the season and can remain on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:15 pm
    • Nikola Pekovic plays just 12 minutes
      Nikola Pekovic played just 12 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday with one point, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He played less than two minutes in the second half. The first thing to come to mind here is that his ankle isn't feeling great on the second half of a back-to-back set. His fantasy owners knew there was a lot of risk and hopefully the Wolves say it was just scheduled rest or because Marc Gasol destroyed him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:03 pm
    • Trey Burke starting the second half vs. Bucks
      Trey Burke is starting the second half in place of Dante Exum in Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: Exum hasn't been playing well for the Jazz and was held scoreless in eight minutes at halftime. Burke, on the other hand, has been fantastic recently and is coming off a 19-point performance vs. the Nuggets on Friday. Burke is the PG to own in Utah for the foreseeable future. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:24 pm
    • Amare Stoudemire good to go for Saturday
      Amare Stoudemire will play against the Nets on Saturday.

      Advice: He was rested against the Hawks on Wednesday, but he was able to make it through a full practice on Friday. However, Stoudemire is still only expected to play limited minutes off the bench, so his value is limited to deeper leagues until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:01 pm
    • Antic not going to play on Saturday
      Pero Antic will not play against the Heat on Saturday.

      Advice: It's a little surprising to see the Hawks rest a guy who is only playing 16.3 minutes per game, but Antic is 32. He can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:16 pm
       
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    • Teague, Carroll, Horford, Antic out vs. Heat
      Jeff Teague, DeMarre Carroll, Al Horford and Pero Antic will not play against the Heat on Saturday.

      Advice: It's the second time the Hawks have rested their starters this season and they should be ready for next week. Get all of these guys out of your lineup. Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore, Kyle Korver, Paul Millsap and Elton Brand will start. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:10 pm
       
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose (knee) starts rehab on Saturday
      Derrick Rose (knee) started his rehab on Saturday.

      Advice: His surgery wasn't nearly as severe as last time, so he's obviously not going to need five months like he did back in the 2013-14 season to allow his torn meniscus to heal. For what it's worth, Metta World Peace needed less than two weeks to return from a torn meniscus earlier in his career, so Rose's 4-6 week timetable is doable. Still, he's not worth owning because the Bulls will likely take it easy on him until the playoffs. Aaron Brooks has been a letdown, but he's still worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:24 am
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs LAC
    • Rajon Rondo says spat with Carlisle is over
      Rajon Rondo made it clear that his spat with head coach Rick Carlisle is over and that he is ready to move on.

      Advice: "Definitely, he had some frustrations with me and vice-versa," Rondo said. "So communication is definitely key in this situation. We’ve had a couple talks since then, and we’re going to move forward." Rondo was suspended for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks, but he is expected to start against the Nets on Saturday, sending J.J. Barea back to the bench. However, Rondo is averaging just 7.5 points, 4.3 assists and 1.8 rebounds in his last four games, so his owners would be advised to leave him on the bench until he turns things around. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:55 am
    • Burke scores 19 points with solid line
      Trey Burke scored 19 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 8-of-12 shots (including three treys) with two rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block in 23 minutes.

      Advice: Burke was a recommended pickup and Wednesday and he's a must-own player after this outburst. He'll probably hover around late-round value when it's all said and done. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:52 am
    • Rajon Rondo goes through full practice Friday
      Rajon Rondo went through a full practice on Friday, and he will return to the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Rondo has really struggled with the move to Dallas. He's averaging just 9.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.9 turnovers on 40.8 percent shooting since joining the Mavs. He's no longer putting up elite assist totals, which was really his only source of value, and with poor percentages and limited contributions in the major statistical categories, Rondo can be viewed as a drop-candidate in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:57 am
    • Amare Stoudemire (rest) practices on Friday
      Amare Stoudemire (rest) was a full participant during Friday's practice.

      Advice: Stoudemire will likely be able to give it a go for Saturday's game vs. the Nets, but his minutes will be limited, making him a risky option in most leagues. Through two games with the Mavs this season, STAT has compiled averages of 10.0 points and 3.0 rebounds, and as a bench player for the Mavs he won't be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:52 am
    • Rose's (knee) timetable set at 4-6 weeks
      Derrick Rose underwent a meniscectomy on Friday morning, and he is expected to make a full recovery in 4-6 weeks.

      Advice: Rose is full-weight bearing after undergoing the procedure, and he was able to walk out of the hospital. Rookie Doug McDermott had a similar procedure earlier in the year, and he was able to return to practice in four weeks, so things appear to be moving in a positive direction. If Rose is able to return at the four-week mark, he'll return for the final nine games of the season, however, he sits until the six-week mark he'll only be returning for the final three games of the season. Given Rose's tendency to be on the long-end of his recovery timetable, and the fact his minutes will likely be limited upon his return, owners in all re-draft leagues should probably just drop him at this point. Aaron Brooks will be the starting point guard and primary beneficiary with Rose sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:34 am
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs LAC
    • Bulls hopeful Rose will return this season
      Bulls Vice President John Paxson said on Thursday that he is hopeful that Derrick Rose (knee) will be able to return this season.

      Advice: Rose is set to undergo surgery on Friday morning at which point a firm timetable will be established, but the Bulls are hoping that this latest injury is just a minor setback. Owners might as well stand pat for now until we get more details after the surgery, but there is still a good chance that Rose misses significant time. Aaron Brooks will continue to start for the Bulls at PG in the meantime and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:58 pm
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs LAC
    • Derrick Rose set to undergo surgery Friday
      Derrick Rose is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right knee Friday morning, and a timeline for his return will be announced following his procedure.

      Advice: Rose will undergo a meniscectomy, which is a procedure that will remove all or part of his torn meniscus, but it's worth noting that many within the Bulls' organization remain cautiously optimistic that Rose will be able to return at some point this season. We'll be following this story closely, but given the amount of time Rose has spent sidelined over the past three seasons, we're not as optimistic as the Bulls, and Rose can probably be dropped in standard leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:51 pm
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs LAC
    • Rajon Rondo unlikely to return to Dallas
      Rajon Rondo is unlikely to return to the Mavericks after this season, according to Tim McMahon of ESPN Dallas.

      Advice: While Tyson Chandler expects Rondo's recent run-in with head coach Rick Carlisle to bring the team closer, McMahon thinks the altercation and ensuing one-game suspension will lead the free-agent-to-be to bolt Dallas after the season. A winning season could cure everything here, but Rondo has spoken about his desire to be wooed during the free agency period so this latest incident likely won't help the Mavericks' chances to retain the mercurial point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:12 am
    • Rajon Rondo will start vs Nets on Saturday
      Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said Rajon Rondo will start against the Nets on Saturday after serving a one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.

      Advice: An on-court verbal exchange and ensuing post-game shouting match in the locker room led to a one-game suspension for Rondo, but Carlisle is ready to move forward. "It’s one game, we’ll be off [Thursday]," Carlisle said. "He’ll practice Friday, and he’ll be back in the starting lineup on Saturday. The events of last night are in the past. And we’ve got to move forward." It sounds like it's safe for fantasy owners to plug Rondo back into their lineups for Saturday's game against the Nets, while J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will return to bench roles. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:12 am
    • Trey Burke cools off, but starts second half
      Trey Burke played 29 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, but hit just 2-of-8 shots for seven points, five rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Burke came in hot, scoring 23, 19 and 16 points in his previous three games, but the good news doesn't stop there. He finally started over Dante Exum in the second half, which could mean Burke might be ready to finally retake his job from the rookie. If he's available in your league, pick him up. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:05 pm
    • Jeff Teague struggles, but Hawks win
      Jeff Teague hit just 3-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 11 points, three rebounds, four assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Mavs.

      Advice: Teague didn't have it tonight and Dennis Schroder picked up his slack. Look for Teague to get it going again on Friday against the Magic. He came in dealing with an illness, but he hasn't looked like himself for a couple weeks now, averaging just 11.2 points and 4.2 assists over his last five games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:03 pm
       
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose (knee) surgery may happen by Fri
      Derrick Rose is expected to have surgery on his torn medial meniscus "sooner rather than later," and it could happen as soon as Friday.

      Advice: Beat writer K.C. Johnson also confirmed that there's a growing belief the tear isn't as serious as the one Rose suffered in the same knee on Nov. 2013, which kept him out for nine months after surgery. This could be a small cartilage tear requiring a minimally-invasive procedure, but it's possible that Rose could have his meniscus removed to prevent future setbacks. We won't have a timetable until the surgery is performed, but owners in re-draft leagues can't afford to hold him with the fantasy playoffs looming a few weeks away. Aaron Brooks is an excellent pickup in Rose's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:55 pm
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs LAC
    • Jeff Teague (illness) ready to play Wednesday
      Jeff Teague (illness) is expected to play on Wednesday, according to coach Mike Budenholzer.

      Advice: The Hawks' game vs. the Mavericks was threatened by icy conditions but it will be played as scheduled, and it sounds like Teague will be in the starting lineup. We'll let you know if anything changes prior to tip-off. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:59 pm
       
      Injured
    • Rondo, Carlisle had 2nd argument after game
      Rajon Rondo and coach Rick Carlisle had another "emotionally charged dispute in the locker room after the game," according to ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon.

      Advice: Rondo is not going to play tonight because of it and these arguments may hurt his playing time going forward, though Carlisle said Rondo will start Saturday's game as usual. The Mavericks are not much better with Rondo on the floor and they probably won't miss him tonight. In fact, his Mavs teammates made only 47.9 percent from the field off passes from Rondo. Before Rondo arrived, the Mavs were making 49.1 percent from the field off Monta Ellis passes. Rondo is not a must-own player in standard leagues. Meanwhile, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will step up. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:58 pm
    • Amare Stoudemire (rest) out on Wednesday
      Amare Stoudemire (rest) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Mavs won't have two of their past-their-prime veterans tonight. With Amare out, there should be more minutes for Al-Farouq Aminu to play next to Dirk Nowitzki. Charlie Villanueva will also likely get more run. Stoudemire is not worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:42 pm
    • Mavs suspend Rajon Rondo for one game
      Rajon Rondo has been suspended for Wednesday's game against the Hawks due to conduct detrimental to the team.

      Advice: He got into an argument with Rick Carlisle on Tuesday and his coach benched him after that. Rondo has been awful this season and it'll be interesting to see how the Mavericks put their lineups together. The former Celtic has actually been below average as defender and the Mavericks have also fallen as an offense since he's joined them, so this suspension might help them tonight. With Rondo out, it'll be J.J. Barea likely to start with Devin Harris also getting more run. Expect to see Monta Ellis have a bigger responsibility as well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:51 pm
    • Report: Mavs, Hawks still likely to play
      The Hawks and Mavs are still scheduled to play on Wednesday.

      Advice: Contrary to what Shelvin Mack just said, the Hawks and Mavericks will play as of right now. We'll still look for another official update from the teams soon. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:47 pm
       
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose to have surgery sooner, not later
      Derrick Rose's medial meniscus tear is not as severe as it was in 2013 and he is expected to have surgery sooner rather than later.

      Advice: Additionally, the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson added some notes this morning: Rose was told after first surgery last season of possibility another tear could happen and that "snip" procedure likely then. He also opted for meniscus to be reattached rather than removed in 2013, but the snipping procedure tends to have a shorter rehab. There's no timetable for his return, but sadly his fantasy owners can cut him in all redraft leagues. Aaron Brook is likely to score more from the point guard spot and is worth a look in standard leagues. Meanwhile, expect Jimmy Butler to really step up. Butler saw a massive increase in production the last time Rose went down, but he's grown immensely since and could have another boost. Tony Snell has also been on a tear and is worth watching. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:50 am
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs LAC
    • Rajon Rondo benched after argument w/ coach
      Rajon Rondo had a heated verbal exchange with coach Rick Carlisle early in the third quarter on Tuesday, after which Rondo never re-entered the game.

      Advice: "Emotional game and we had a difference of opinion," Carlisle said afterward. "Once it was over, it was over." Rondo appeared to ignore Carlisle's play call during an offensive possession, which led to a frustrated timeout during which Rondo and his coach openly yelled at one another in the huddle, and the fact that he didn't return to the game suggests it wasn't immediately "over" as Carlisle suggested. Rondo finished with four points and four assists in 18 minutes and we expect him to resume his typical role as a starter vs. Atlanta on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:49 pm
    • Amare Stoudemire plays 17 minutes vs. Raptors
      Amare Stoudemire logged 17 minutes in his second game with the Mavs, finishing a win vs. the Raptors with six points, three rebounds and one steal off the bench.

      Advice: Dallas may rest Amare during back-to-backs as a precaution, and his lack of an official minute-limit doesn't mean much while Tyson Chandler and Dirk Nowitzki are both healthy. He's a perpetual injury risk and isn't worth gambling on outside of the deepest formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:48 pm
    • Report: Derrick Rose has torn right meniscus
      Derrick Rose will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the Bulls announced on Tuesday.

      Advice: This is heartbreaking news for the former MVP, who was just regaining his rhythm after recovering from a torn medial meniscus in his right knee last season. The Bulls will announce an official timetable after he has surgery but it's probable that he's done for the season, including the playoffs. He originally tore his meniscus last November and didn't play in a game until suiting up for FIBA in late August, a nine-month timetable which may be even longer this time considering his lengthy injury history. The only good news is that according to beat writer K.C. Johnson, "[The] initial belief is that this tear is not as extensive as tear in November 2013." Aaron Brooks, Kirk Hinrich and E'Twaun Moore will do their best to fill the void at PG in his absence, with Brooks and Hinrich standing out as the best speculative fantasy pickups. Get well, D-Rose. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:51 pm
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs LAC
    • Rose limited at practice, will play Wednesday
      Derrick Rose had some overall soreness and was limited during Tuesday's practice, but he is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: Rose has been struggling with his shot for much of the season, and he has only hit 40.5 percent of his shots through the month of February with averages of 17.3 points, 5.8 assists and 1.0 three-pointer per game. He will however draw a favorable matchup against Mo Williams of the Hornets for Wednesday's game, so he has a chance of bouncing back from Monday's disappointing 1-of-13 shooting performance. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:29 am
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs LAC
    • Jeff Teague misses Hawks practice Tuesday
      Jeff Teague (illness) was not present at Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: Teague has a day to recover before the Hawks face the Mavericks on Wednesday, but we'll consider him questionable until we hear more. If Teague is unable to suit up, Dennis Schroder would likely get the start in his absence and would make for a solid plug-and play option against the Mavs. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:37 am
       
      Injured
    • Rose hits just 1-of-13 shots in ugly win
      Derrick Rose hit just 1-of-13 shots in Monday's ugly blowout win over the Bucks, finishing with eight points, five rebounds, eight assists, one block and one three.

      Advice: Rose's name is much bigger than his game in standard fantasy formats, due to a combined 2.6 money stats per game (3s/STLs/BLKs) and an extremely weighted 40.7 percent mark from the field. Joakim Noah added eight points and 16 boards but no steals or blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:40 pm
       
      Injured
      10:00 am vs LAC
    • Hummel to return in three weeks
      Robbie Hummel (hand) is expected to return in three weeks.

      Advice: The Wolves need him back. Shabazz Muhammad (finger) is out for the season and Thaddeus Young is in Brooklyn, so they will need someone to play the forward spots. What's more, Gary Neal is also out tonight, so Andrew Wiggins and Kevin Martin won't have any backups from players who logged any minutes at the two or three in their last game. We might see some Glenn Robinson III and Zach LaVine on the wing with Lorenzo Brown playing backup point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:06 pm
       
      Injured
    • Amare Stoudemire scores 14 points in debut
      Amare Stoudemire scored 14 points with three boards in just 11 minutes in his debut with the Mavericks on Sunday.

      Advice: The minutes are the big story here, as it's clear that the Mavericks will likely do everything they can to keep Stoudemire fresh for the postseason. At this point in his career, Stoudemire belongs on the wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 7:20 pm
    • Jeff Teague quiet Sun w/ 10 points, two dimes
      The Hawks used a big fourth quarter to defeat the Bucks on Sunday, with Jeff Teague contributing 10 points, one rebound, two assists, four steals and one block in the win.

      Advice: He also turned the ball over four times in 28 minutes and fantasy owners should stay patient despite his recent mini-slump. Over the past five games he's averaging only 11.4 points, 0.6 threes, 1.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists, well below his season numbers, but it's only a matter of time before he bounces back. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:10 pm
       
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    • Khris Middleton & Giannis score 19 pts each
      The Bucks fell at home on Sunday, 86-97, despite getting 19 points from both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.

      Advice: Middleton made 6-of-12 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs with one 3-pointer, four boards and five assists, and he's emerged as an elite fantasy option over the past month. In his last dozen games he's averaging a stellar 16.2 points (54.2 percent FGs, 91.3 percent FTs), 1.6 threes, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.1 steals. He does a little bit of everything, so the arrival of Michael Carter-Williams shouldn't throw him off, and his lucky owners can sit back and enjoy the production. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:07 pm
    • Amare Stoudemire will not have minutes limit
      Amare Stoudemire will not have a minutes restriction on Sunday against the Hornets.

      Advice: This still doesn't mean that Amare will play many minutes, as the Mavericks are going to want to keep him fresh for the postseason. Head coach Rick Carlisle said that Amare will play more minutes at center rather than power forward, but he also didn't rule out playing him alongside Tyson Chandler at times as well. Regardless, Amare is still only worth holding onto in deeper leagues until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 2:55 pm
    • Amare Stoudemire to make Dallas debut Sunday
      Amare Stoudemire will make his debut for the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday against the Hornets.

      Advice: He's going to serve as the primary backup to Dirk Nowitzki, and the Mavs will probably limit his minutes in an effort to keep him fresh for the postseason. Outside of deeper leagues, there's no reason to grab Stoudemire off the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:47 am
    • Favors goes for 16 and nine vs. Blazers
      Derrick Favors scored 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting with nine rebounds, two steals and one block in the Jazz's 92-76 win over the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: With Enes Kanter shipped out to the Thunder, look for Favors to get a slight bump in value and in particular in the rebounding department. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:51 am
    • Rondo struggling mightily for the Mavs
      Rajon Rondo hit 6-of-9 shots for 13 points in the Mavs' 111-100 win over the Rockets on Friday, but managed just three assists to go with six turnovers in the rest of his box score.

      Advice: Rondo didn't grab a rebound and hit just 1-of-4 shots from the line, looking tentative as ever and one has to wonder how bad his confidence is shot right now. We can't think of too many better support systems and general situations he could find himself in compared to Dallas, so chances are he gets it together at some point, but he's not must-own player and in 9-cat leagues you can drop him without flinching unless you're punting turnovers. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:15 am
    • Pekovic double-doubles with two blocks
      Nikola Pekovic scored 16 points on 5-of-16 shooting with 11 rebounds and two blocks in Friday's win over the Suns.

      Advice: Pekovic had a good night in the box but he met his match in Alex Len, who had his number all night. After some early struggles since returning to action, he's back to producing serviceable numbers. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:57 pm
    • Nerlens Noel blocks nine shots, scores 12
      Nerlens Noel blocked nine shots against the Pacers on Friday with 12 points, nine rebounds and four steals in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He was ultra-aggressive tonight and only committed three fouls. Noel may actually have more chances to block shots because the 76ers dumped K.J. McDaniels and Michael Carter-Williams, two solid perimeter defenders. Things are looking up for him in a big way right now. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 7:54 pm
       
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    • Robbie Hummel (hand) out Friday vs. PHO
      Robbie Hummel (hand) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Suns.

      Advice: Even when given the minutes, Hummel hasn't been able to produce in a meaningful way in standard fantasy leagues. He's averaging just 4.2 points and 2.8 rebounds on the year, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 2:13 pm
       
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