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    • Roy Hibbert fills up boxscore Sunday vs. MIN
      Roy Hibbert got back on track during Sunday's road win in Minnesota, posting 15 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and four blocks in just 27 minutes.

      Advice: Hibbert's game has crumbled over the past few weeks, leaving his owners justifiably afraid of another crisis of confidence from the Pacers' big man. This is a step in the right direction, though it should be noted that he did it against a battered and short-handed Wolves' frontcourt -- he'll face a stiffer test vs. the Pelicans on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:43 pm
    • Serge Ibaka's struggles continue on Sunday
      Serge Ibaka's struggles continued on Sunday in a loss to the Pelicans, as he finished with six points on 2-of-8 shooting to go with eight boards in 38 minutes.

      Advice: Ibaka has been inconsistent this season and seems to have regressed somewhat, but his role has also been jostled by the presence or absence of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Ibaka was matched up against Anthony Davis during Sunday's disappointing game, and the buy-low window is still wide open after this showing. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:20 pm
    • Greg Monroe scores 16 pts in only 21 minutes
      Greg Monroe scored 16 points in only 21 minutes vs. the Nets during Sunday's road loss, adding eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks without any turnovers or fouls.

      Advice: Scoring is rarely an issue for Monroe, who is averaging 14.6 points in under 30 minutes per game this season. His paltry defensive stats are another story, as he's chipping in just 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocks per game, so it was nice to see him rack up a few steals and blocks tonight. He's a low-end option while stuck in a reserve role behind Andre Drummond and Josh Smith, and Monroe's owners can only hope for a mid-season trade which clears more playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:06 pm
    • Anthony Davis drops 38 points with 12 boards
      Anthony Davis dropped an impressive 38 points on 16-of-22 shooting in a win over the Thunder on Sunday, adding 12 boards, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He feasted on Serge Ibaka the entire game, and the Thunder simply had no answer for him on either end of the court. Davis has been phenomenal this season, and if he can manage to stay healthy, he will continue to stake his claim as the No.1 option in fantasy basketball. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:01 pm
    • Marcin Gortat plays just 20 minutes in loss
      Marcin Gortat played just 20 minutes in a loss to the Suns on Sunday, finishing with nine points, seven boards and two blocks.

      Advice: He deserves a pass here and the Wizards just decided to go with the hot hand in Kevin Seraphin off of the bench. Gortat has been a double-double machine for the Wizards this season, and should bounce-back against the Bulls on Tuesday. Keep Gortat locked into all lineups, and expect him to play big minutes against the imposing frontcourt of Chicago. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:43 pm
    • Brandon Bass plays season-low five minutes
      Brandon Bass scored four points in a season-low five minutes vs. the Heat on Sunday, the Celtics' first game with newly-arrived big man Brandan Wright.

      Advice: There is a log-jam in Boston's frontcourt and it's not surprising to see Bass on the losing end of the rotation. His contract expires after the 2014-15 season and the Celtics aren't likely to use him much in a young frontcourt that features Wright, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:22 pm
    • Tyler Zeller leads Celts w/ 22 points in loss
      Tyler Zeller led the Celtics with 22 points in Sunday's road loss, making 10-of-15 shots with eight rebounds and two blocks in only 25 minutes.

      Advice: He wasn't in foul trouble and tonight's excellent production may be misleading -- the Celtics have enough frontcourt options to threaten Zeller's fantasy value. The good news is that he's on a roll since overtaking Kelly Olynyk (13 points in 28 minutes) as a starter, so he's at least worth deploying until he cools off. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:18 pm
    • Brandan Wright logs 13 minutes off C's bench
      Brandan Wright had six points on 3-of-5 shooting with three rebounds on Sunday, playing 13 minutes off the bench in his debut with the Boston Celtics.

      Advice: Wright has been among the league-leaders in FG percentage all season, largely because 75.8 percent of his shots have come within five feet of the basket. He'll be a viable fantasy big man if he carves out sufficient playing time, but that's not guaranteed in Boston's competitive frontcourt. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:17 pm
    • Nikola Vucevic's 19 & 17 not enough vs. 76ers
      The Magic lost to the visiting 76ers on Sunday despite a big game from Nikola Vucevic, who scored 19 points with 17 rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block.

      Advice: Vuc made 8-of-14 shots and turned the ball over just once in 36 minutes of action in the type of performance that has cemented him with top-40 fantasy value. The Magic are somehow just two games out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, giving them extra incentive to feed Vuc heavy minutes for the foreseeable future. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:54 pm
    • Kyle O'Quinn fills up boxscore as starting PF
      Kyle O'Quinn had eight points, one 3-pointer, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and four blocks as Orlando's starting PF on Sunday, despite playing only 26 minutes.

      Advice: O'Quinn's intriguing versatility has kept him on the fantasy radar all season, and he may finally realize his potential as a starter ahead of Channing Frye. It remains to be seen if this was a permanent change or an experimental shift from coach Jacque Vaughn, but O'Quinn is worth a pickup while we find out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:53 pm
    • Henry Sims double-doubles in 21 minutes
      Sixers C Henry Sims notched his first double-double of the season on Sunday, scoring 12 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in only 21 minutes of action off the bench.

      Advice: He also handed out two assists without any turnovers, and the only caveat for fantasy owners is the low playing time. Sims hasn't topped 30 minutes in a game this December and may need an injury to one of Philly's starters to propel him toward standard-league relevance. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:47 pm
    • Nerlens Noel gets fourth career double-double
      Nerlens Noel posted his fourth career double-double in Sunday's road win vs. the Magic, scoring 13 points while grabbing 12 rebounds in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Michael Carter-Williams and Noel got into a heated verbal altercation during the game, but it wasn't anything serious and seemed to light a fire under Noel, who also had an assist, steal and block in the rare victory. He's averaging 8.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.8 blocks over the Sixers' past five games, quickly reminding owners why they tolerated his lousy start to the season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:47 pm
    • Alex Len blocks four shots in win on Sunday
      Alex Len blocked four shots in a win over the Wizards Sunday, adding eight points, eight boards and one assist in 24 minutes.

      Advice: While he was a perfect 3-of-3 from the field, Len made just 2-of-6 from the free throw line and had five fouls on the night. Len has a steep learning curve in the NBA, but as long as he continues to start over Miles Plumlee he will be worth a look for owners in need of blocks and rebounding. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:45 pm
    • Markieff Morris scores 17 points in win Sun
      Markieff Morris scored 17 points in a win over the Wizards on Sunday, but added just two boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Apart from his scoring, this was quite a disappointing line from him considering he played 36 minutes. Morris has still been producing early-round value in standard leagues, but owners can expect a few bumps in the road along the way. Keep him active in all lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:41 pm
    • Justin Hamilton (head) unlikely to return Sun
      Justin Hamilton (headache) left Sunday's game against the Celtics and is unlikely to return.

      Advice: It is a simple headache and he shouldn't be in danger of missing too much time. We will update his status as soon as we know more. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:32 pm
    • Anderson Varejao hits 9-of-12 FGs for 18 pts
      Anderson Varejao poured in 18 efficient points during Sunday's win over the Grizzlies, adding seven rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes.

      Advice: AV made 9-of-12 field goals without committing any turnovers, and this was his second-highest scoring game of the season (trailing only a 23-point outburst in mid-November). He's averaging a modest 25.0 minutes per game this year but that's been enough for late-round value in 8-cat/9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:12 pm
    • Kevin Love held to single digits again Sunday
      Kevin Love was held to single-digit points again on Sunday, making 4-of-9 field goals to score eight points in 35 minutes vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: He's averaging 7.0 points over the past two games and was visibly frustrated tonight, as the Grizzlies both prevented him from establishing a post game and chased him off the 3-point line. Love's declining offense may prevent him from capturing a top-10 fantasy valuation this season, but he's still a top-30 option thanks to elite rebounding and across-the-board production. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:12 pm
    • Cole Aldrich puts up low-end line on Sunday
      Cole Aldrich shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the field on Sunday, putting up 11 points, seven rebounds, one turnover, and two blocks in his third game with the starting unit.

      Advice: Aldrich also shot 3-of-3 from the line, making this a serviceable low-end line. However, he’s averaging a pedestrian 9.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks as a starter, so there's not much reason to pick him up in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:51 pm
    • Kyle O'Quinn starting on Sunday vs. 76ers
      Kyle O'Quinn will start Sunday vs. the 76ers, sending Channing Frye to the bench.

      Advice: O'Quinn will draw a very favorable matchup today against the 76ers, and he'll make for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Frye has been struggling lately, and a move to the bench isn't going to do him any favors, we'll let you know how they fare after the game. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:13 pm
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) probable for Monday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is being listed as probable for Monday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: Noah has been listed as probable for the past two games, and was able to suit up for both of those outings, so we'd expect him to be available on Monday. Still, owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Monday's tip. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:58 pm
    • David Lee (hamstring) expects to play Monday
      David Lee (hamstring) went through a full practice on Sunday, and he believes he'll be able to play Monday vs. the Kings.

      Advice: Head coach Steve Kerr said that he plans to bring Lee off the bench, and he'll be limited to 12-15 minutes in his return. However, with Andrew Bogut (knee) not expected back until January, it's possible Lee eventually slides into the starting lineup at the center spot, and he should be owned in all leagues for his double-double potential. Marreese Speights' value will take a hit upon Lee's return. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:47 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dwight Howard (shoulder) probable for Monday
      Dwight Howard (right shoulder strain) is being listed as probable for Monday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: Dwight was able to fight through the strain and put up a double-double during his last outing, so we'd expect him to give it a go again on Monday. Still, owners will want to check back for an official update on his status closer to Monday's tip, and if he sits, Tarik Black would slide back into the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:53 am
    • Andrea Bargnani (calf) could practice soon
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring) had another strong workout during Sunday's shootaround, and Derek Fisher said he might be able to start practicing before Christmas.

      Advice: The Knicks don't have much depth up front, but given Bargnani's injury history and lackluster play over the past three years, there's not a lot to like here. He can safely remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:26 am
       
      Injured
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) practices fully on Sunday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) was a full participant at practice on Sunday, and there is a good chance he plays on Monday.

      Advice: Gibson has had some tough luck with injuries this season but he is getting very close to a return. His status will likely be determined after shootaround on Monday and his owners will have to check back for official confirmation. If Gibson can't go, Nikola Mirotic will continue to see big minutes off of the bench and will be worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:55 am
       
      Injured
    • 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
    • Timofey Mozgov blocks five with 15 boards
      Timofey Mozgov played well in 36 minutes against the Pacers with six points, 15 boards and five blocks.

      Advice: This one was overdue. Mozgov had a season high in blocks and was one board shy of his season high. He was really struggling earlier this month, but nights like tonight serve as a reminder that he's still worth owning in standard leagues no matter how many times you've seen the video of Blake Griffin dunking on him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:56 pm
    • Roy Hibbert doesn't score in 24 minutes
      Roy Hibbert did not score in 24 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday with five rebounds and four turnovers.

      Advice: "I couldn’t get into a rhythm, I just haven’t been playing the way I have been," Hibbert said. Uh oh, here we go again. Hibbert had a tremendous start in 2013-14 and fizzled out worse than leaving a bottle of soda open for a day, and he might be doing it again. In his last five, he's averaged 6.6 points, 5.4 boards, 0.6 blocks and 2.0 turnovers on 33.3 percent from the field. It's not time to repeatedly press the panic button yet, but his fantasy owners should be on alert. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:18 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
    • Dwight Howard is fine, double-doubles
      Dwight Howard made 7-of-10 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line against the Hawks on Saturday for 19 points with 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block.

      Advice: He was probable with a random shoulder injury and it didn't seem to be an issue.Howard is likely going to pop up on the injury report a ton, so his fantasy owners will have to check back on most of his game days. Howard also had a season high in dimes and free throw percentage tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:42 pm
    • Anthony Davis makes 3-of-14 in a blowout loss
      Anthony Davis made 3-of-14 from the field against the Blazers on Saturday with seven points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and five blocks in 28 minutes.

      Advice: He was actually held in check by Joel Freeland tonight and he had an up-close view of LaMarcus Aldridge hitting midrange jumpers all night. Davis didn't shoot below 33.3 percent from the field in any of his previous games, so this is obviously is worst offensive showing. He gets a date with Serge Ibaka on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:14 pm
    • Dwight Howard is starting on Saturday
      Dwight Howard will start against the Hawks on Saturday.

      Advice: Howard had a shoulder issue pop up this morning and was probable. Considering how much time he missed for his mysterious knee issue last month, there's always a small chance he misses a game. He's playing well, so start him as planned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:57 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
    • Markieff Morris scores 19 points
      Markieff Morris scored 19 points with five rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

      Advice: He bounced back from his Wednesday ejection nicely. Markieff scored 12 points in the third quarter and played down the stretch with the three-point guard lineup. He does have some bad games, but he's still producing early-round value in standard leagues. He'll be fine. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:03 pm
    • Alex Len blocks three shots vs. Knicks
      Alex Len blocked three shots against the Knicks on Saturday with four points, eight rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes.

      Advice: He hasn't been unleashed in the starting lineup and the Suns won't be playing him more than 25 minutes for a while. Miles Plumlee is not really a threat to his playing time and the Suns going small so often hurts him more. Len has upside in blocks and shoots the ball well, so he's worth a look in 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:55 pm
    • Cole Aldrich scores four in 17 minutes
      Cole Aldrich scored four points in 17 minutes against the Suns on Saturday with one board, two assists and one block.

      Advice: He didn't really get the ball much, but Aldrich didn't have a bad game in actuality. He's a bigger body and can do more than just block and board, so he should be in the rotation for now. Of course, there is no reason to add him in anything but a ridiculously deep league. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:28 pm
    • Dwight Howard (shoulder) probable Saturday
      Dwight Howard (shoulder) is probable for Saturday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: This is the first we are hearing about a shoulder injury, and it will be interesting to see if it has an impact on his game Saturday. Owners can at least take comfort in the fact that Howard's knee appears to be doing well, but this shoulder injury should cause some concern. Owners may want to check back before tip-off just to be safe, but Howard shouldn't be in danger of missing this one. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:54 am
    • Gortat struggles against the Heat
      Marcin Gortat scored just four points on 2-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds, one steal and one block over 22 minutes on Friday against the Heat.

      Advice: Gortat should have done more against a depleted Heat squad, but he's been a relatively stable mid-round play this season. Keep him in lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:29 pm
    • 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
    • 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
    • O'Quinn posts versatile line off the bench
      Kyle O'Quinn posted a versatile line off the bench on Friday, scoring seven points on 2-of-4 shooting (including a three) with six rebounds, one assist and three steals in 23 minutes.

      Advice: People can easily get blinded by the low minutes but he improved his season-long per-game value from top 100-115 (9/8 cat) to top 90-105 (9/8 cat) after tonight. That he's returning this value in just 19.3 mpg is a reminder of his mid-round upside if he can step into a 24-plus minute role. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:25 pm
    • Nerlens Noel bring the D
      Nerlens Noel played well in 31 minutes against the Hornets on Friday with six points, nine rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks during a 109-91 loss.

      Advice: All three blocks came in the first half and Noel has suddenly picked it up on the defensive side. In his last five, he's averaged 2.2 blocks, 2.2 steals, 7.4 points, 6.6 boards and 2.2 assists on 42.1 percent from the field and 55.6 percent from the line. Noel owners should be feeling a lot better these days. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:24 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play on Friday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

      Advice: The Bulls have the deepest frontcourt in the NBA, so there is no need to bring Taj back too soon. He is close to a return and traveled with the team, but his owners should consider him questionable to play next week. Pau Gasol went off on Thursday while Nikola Mirotic was also superb. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:33 pm
       
      Injured
    • 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
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) probable Friday vs. MEM
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is probable to play Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: The Bulls sure could use him going up against Memphis, and owners can probably feel comfortable plugging him into their lineups. We'll let you know if anything changes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:33 am
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) questionable for Friday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Gibson is likely headed for another game-time decision in what will be a difficult matchup going up against an imposing Memphis frontcourt. If he's unable to go, expect Nikola Mirotic to get most of his reserve minutes, but know that a matchup vs. the Grizzlies is not ideal for daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:28 am
       
      Injured
    • Andrea Bargnani (calf) close to practicing
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring) went through a full shooting workout before Thursday's game vs. Chicago, and Derek Fisher said he's getting close to practicing.

      Advice: Until Bargnani can actually step foot on the court, he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues. The Knicks have been devastated by injuries, so he could have some opportunity upon his eventual return, but that doesn't necessarily mean much for the constantly injured and disappointing Italian. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:54 am
       
      Injured
    • Anthony Davis drops 30 and 14 with 5 blocks
      Anthony Davis went off against the Rockets on Thursday during a 99-90 win with 30 points, 14 boards, three assists, two steals and five blocks.

      Advice: He made 10-of-17 from the field, 10-of-12 from the line and only turned it over once. Davis already has eight 30-point games and raised his scoring to 24.8 points per game, ranking fourth in the NBA. The future is now for the best power forward in the NBA. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:47 pm
    • Dwight Howard plays 35 minutes in a loss
      Dwight Howard played 35 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday with 17 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and three blocks.

      Advice: He looks healthy, but was a bit late on defense a couple times tonight. Howard should be ready to go for the future, but we wouldn't be surprised to see him miss a game out of the blue considering how much time he missed with a mysterious knee injury. Keep him in your lineup for now and perhaps entertain the idea of trying to deal him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:04 pm
    • Joakim Noah plays 34 minutes
      Joakim Noah played 34 minutes against the Knicks during a 103-97 win on Thursday, making 1-of-8 from the field for four points with 13 rebounds, three assists and one block.

      Advice: He had six offensive rebounds and also had the biggest rebound of the game to help close out the win. Noah has dealt with knee soreness and ankle issues for much of the season, so the durability is somewhat troubling. Plus, most of his other numbers are down, so he's not even close to being as valuable in fantasy as he was last season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:56 pm
    • Taj Gibson is traveling to Memphis for Friday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is traveling with the team for Friday's game in Memphis.

      Advice: He missed Thursday after warmups didn't go well, so he has a good chance to play on Friday. The Bulls have plenty of depth in their frontcourt, so there's little reason to play Gibson at less than 100 percent. He is likely looking at a game-time decision in a bad matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:34 pm
       
      Injured
    • Cole Aldrich double-doubles on Thursday
      Cole Aldrich double-doubled on Thursday with 13 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 26 minutes against the Bulls.

      Advice: If not for some injuries, he would have been the most impressive big man at Summer League. Aldrich did not play at all in his previous three games, but perhaps this game gets him going. Obviously, you would have to be in a ridiculously deep league to even think about adding him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:48 pm
    • 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
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play on Thursday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: The Bulls should not need him tonight. Gibson suffered a new injury to his ankle this week, so this is not soreness. Gibson did go through warmups and he's usually pretty tough, so he should be considered a littler closer to probable for Friday. Nikola Mirotic will pick up some extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:19 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dwight Howard is good to go for Thursday
      Dwight Howard is good to go against the Pelicans on Thursday.

      Advice: He looked great on Wednesday with 24 points against the Nuggets. Howard had some soreness on Saturday in his first game back, so there was at least a small chance he sat out. Start Howard as planned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:58 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani gets shots up Thursday
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring, talent) was getting shots up before Thursday's game against the Bulls.

      Advice: The Knicks are completely gutted on their roster, but they're still not going to rush him back. Their front office is probably counting down the days to get him off their books. Bargnani is not worth stashing in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:50 pm
       
      Injured
    • Cole Aldrich, Travis Wear starting vs. Bulls
      The Knicks will start Jose Calderon, Tim Hardaway Jr., Travis Wear, Cole Aldrich and Amare Stoudemire against the Bulls on Thursday.

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

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

      Advice: If Gibson is unable to play, Nikola Mirotic will soak up his minutes, although he's been struggling lately so he's a risky option in daily leagues. Joakim Noah will get all the minutes he can handle if Gibson can't go. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:29 pm
       
      Injured
    • 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
    • Joakim Noah expected to play Thurs vs NYK
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is expected to play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: Noah was a participant in shootaround and is expected to be available when the Bulls take on the Knicks Thursday night. Noah's owners can feel free to plug him back into their starting lineups, while Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic will see their fantasy value take a hit upon Noah's return. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:18 am
    • Markieff Morris lets emotions get best of him
      Markieff Morris said his ejection during Wednesday's win over the Hornets stemmed from his emotions getting the best of him.

      Advice: Of his ejection that occurred in the second half after two technical fouls that were two minutes and 33 seconds apart, Morris said, "I let my emotions get the best of me, which wasn't right." Morris shouldn't face suspension for his ejection and was still able to score 13 points with eight rebounds and one 3-pointer, so there will be better days to come for his fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:46 am
    • Dwight Howard plays 43 minutes, scores 24
      Dwight Howard played 43 minutes in an overtime win over the Nuggets on Wednesday with 24 points, 16 boards, one assist and four blocks on 7-of-16 from the field and 10-of-15 from the line.

      Advice: The Rockets starters lived at the charity stripe with 48 attempts while their bench didn't have any. As for Howard, he was as dominant as he has been all season and helped keep the Nuggets out of the paint. His 43 minutes are a very encouraging sign and his fantasy owners should have some shred of confidence in him now. Of course, it makes a lot of sense to sell high considering how much time he missed from an injury that came out of nowhere. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:29 am
    • Timofey Mozgov gets Dwight'd again
      Timofey Mozgov was shut down against the Rockets on Wednesday with one point, six rebounds and four fouls in 19 minutes.

      Advice: Foul trouble was a factor and Dwight Howard made him look pretty bad. He has hit a really bad rough patch lately, but both of those games came against the Rockets. Mozgov gets a date with the Clippers on Friday and hopefully he doesn't end up on a Blake Griffin highlight again. All these negatives aside, he's still worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:12 am
    • Roy Hibbert awful in loss to Clippers
      Roy Hibbert was overmatched by DeAndre Jordan on Wednesday and lasted just 16 minutes before leaving with seven points, three rebounds, one assist, zero steals and zero blocks on 3-of-10 shooting.

      Advice: He had four fouls and could do nothing to slow Jordan down, as he racked up 15 points, 23 rebounds and two blocks in the win. Hibbert played well early in the season, but looks lost again. He'll eventually get it turned around, but you might have to bench him until he figures things out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:32 pm
    • Justin Hamilton invisible in start for Heat
      Justin Hamilton started at center for the Heat again on Wednesday, but had just two points and one rebound on 1-of-3 shooting in 12 minutes.

      Advice: The minutes just aren't likely to be there for Hamilton, even with Chris Bosh and Josh McRoberts hurting. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:52 pm
    • Alex Len keeps his fouls down in start
      Alex Len committed just two fouls in 19 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday with 10 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He was destroyed in the early going against Al Jefferson, but turned it around as the game went on. Len is extremely raw, but the Suns seem committed to him as their starter. It shouldn't be long before he's seeing 24 minutes or so, and he has enough upside to be a standard league asset. There's not much need to add him in standards yet, though. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:56 pm
    • Greg Monroe disappears in loss to Mavs
      Greg Monroe hit just 1-of-5 shots for four points and five rebounds in 21 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Andre Drummond was a one-man wrecking crew tonight and both Monroe and Josh Smith paid the price. Monroe had scored between 12 and 29 points in each of his previous six games, so we're just going to call this an off night for the big man. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:56 pm
    • Report: Brandan Wright in trade talks to BOS
      Multiple sources are reporting that the Mavs and Celtics are having serious discussions about a trade that would include Brandan Wright going to Boston for Rajon Rondo.

      Advice: Wright had 10 points, five rebounds and three blocks in Wednesday's win over the Magic, but it's hard to say what would happen to his fantasy value if he goes to Boston. Tyler Zeller is starting, Kelly Olynyk is playing at a high level and Jared Sullinger can also play center. In other words, a move to Boston may not be a bad thing for Wright, but we doubt it makes him a must-own player, either, as long as the aforementioned bigs remain in Beantown. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:35 pm
    • Brandon Bass scores 18 points in 22 minutes
      Brandon Bass came off the bench to hit 6-of-10 shots for 18 points and two rebounds in 22 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Bass is averaging 13.2 points and 4.6 rebounds over his last five games, but all that really means is his eating from Jared Sullinger's bucket. Sully was better tonight with 16 points, but played just 24 minutes, in part because Bass has been playing so well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:17 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
    • Kevin Love double-doubles despite illness
      Kevin Love, playing through an illness, hit 4-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 13 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in Wednesday's ugly home loss to the Hawks.

      Advice: This was a far cry from Monday's 22 & 18 line for Love, but at least he played through the illness. The Cavaliers were dominated all night and finally ended up losing by 29 points to a Hawks team missing Jeff Teague. Hopefully, Love's sickness is in the past and he'll be ready for their next game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:03 pm
    • Dwight Howard will play against Denver
      Dwight Howard (knee) will play against the nuggets on Wednesday.

      Advice: He went through warmups and everything appears to be fine. Howard admitted he had some soreness following Saturday, but that's to be expected with how much time he missed. Fantasy owners can use him like they normally would. Expect the Nuggets to be in foul trouble tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:28 pm
    • Markieff Morris tossed for 2 technical fouls
      Markieff Morris was ejected for two technical fouls against the Hornets on Wednesday.

      Advice: He started slow, but had it going as he was ejected for arguing with a ref. Morris finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and one 3-pointer on 6-of-10 from the field. He won't be suspended and hopefully he keeps his temper in check against the Knicks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:50 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
    • Kevin Love (illness) will play Wednesday
      Kevin Love (illness) will play in Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: This is excellent news for the Cavaliers, as Love was in serious danger of missing this one after not participating in the morning shootaround due to flu-like symptoms. Owners will want to activate Love in all lineups, even if he is at less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:21 pm
    • Pistons asked for Teague and Korver?
      The Pistons reportedly wanted Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver in exchange for Greg Monroe.

      Advice: The Pistons need help from beyond the arc and have some major issues at point guard, so it makes sense they would like to make this move. Of course, the Hawks already have a pretty good power forward and center combo, so there's really no way they'd agree to this. The Pistons will have to drop their asking price quite a bit here. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:30 pm
    • Alex Len listed as probable starter Wed.
      Alex Len is listed as the probable starter to face the Hornets on Wednesday.

      Advice: There wasn't much of a doubt, but it's worth a quick mention. Len was a letdown in his first start on Monday, fouling out in 19 minutes. The second-year center also has 6.2 fouls per 36 minutes, so this is a problem. He is still a very good shot blocker and shoots the ball well, so there is some upside here. He should be on the radar in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:11 pm
    • Taj Gibson listed as questionable for Thurs.
      Taj Gibson (right ankle) is listed as questionable to play against the Knicks on Thursday.

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

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

      Advice: He practiced fully on Wednesday and as long as he is feeling up for it he will play against the Knicks. Noah has missed the last four games, but owners can finally expect to have him back and would be wise to get him in their lineups. Taj Gibson would likely slide back to the bench with this news and Nikola Mirotic could potentially fall out of the rotation. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:01 am
    • Dwight Howard (knee) goes through shootaround
      Dwight Howard (knee) participated in the morning shootaround, but is still questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Denver.

      Advice: His status will likely be determined closer to tip-off, so his owners will have to frequently check back for updates. If he is held out of Wednesday's game, Tarik Black would likely start but still wouldn't be an asset in most leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:52 am
    • Kevin Love (illness) is game-time decision
      Kevin Love (illness) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: He wasn't able to participate in the morning shootaround, so owners will have to check back prior to tip-off for the official word. If Love can't go, Tristan Thompson would likely play all the minutes he could handle and would be worth a look in all leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:50 am
    • Serge Ibaka has season-high seven blocks
      Serge Ibaka had a season-high seven blocks on Tuesday vs. the Kings, adding nine points, six boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

      Advice: The blocks were great, but the rest of the line was rather boring and there is no question that he has really struggled rebounding the ball this season. Ibaka should break out of his slump soon, and owners will have no choice but to be patient with him. He is still a must-start player, though. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:19 pm
    • Justin Hamilton disappoints in start Tuesday
      Justin Hamilton was disappointing in a start on Tuesday, playing just 16 minutes and finishing with three points, two boards and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Josh McRoberts (knee) could be done for the season while Chris Bosh (calf) could be sidelined for a while, so the opportunity is there for Hamilton. However, he didn't look comfortable out there and his quad may have been an issue for him. Until he can string together a few good games, owners in standard leagues can look the other way. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:46 pm
    • Anthony Davis scores 31 points in win Tuesday
      Anthony Davis scored 31 points in a win vs. the Jazz on Tuesday, adding nine boards, one assist, one steal and three blocks in 35 minutes.

      Advice: After missing Sunday's game vs. the Warriors with a chest injury, Davis returned in style and was a force on both ends of the court. He shot 12-of-15 from the field and a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line to the delight of his owners. Davis has been the No. 1 player in fantasy basketball this season, and barring another injury he should be able to maintain that status moving forward. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:42 pm
    • Anthony Davis to wear protective flak jacket
      Anthony Davis will wear a protective flak jacket for Tuesday's game vs. the Jazz to protect his chest from further injury.

      Advice: Davis has not practiced while wearing the flak jacket, but stated that it will not be an issue. Go ahead and get the No. 1 player in fantasy basketball active for an extremely favorable matchup vs. the Jazz. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:55 pm
    • Justin Hamilton (quad) expected to play Tues.
      Justin Hamilton (quad) is expected to play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

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

      Advice: This bodes well for his chances to play on Tuesday, and we'll be monitoring the situation closely. With both Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) sidelined, the Heat could really use Hamilton, although he doesn't offer much upside as he's averaging just 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds with the starting unit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:52 pm
    • Dwight Howard (knee) questionable for Wed.
      Dwight Howard (right knee strain) is now being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Denver

      Advice: Howard returned to the lineup on Saturday, logging 30 minutes and putting up 26 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks. However, he said he felt "tight" on Sunday, and it's a bit concerning that the Rockets are listing him as questionable after he missed a month with the injury. If he's forced to sit, Tarik Black would slide back into the starting lineup, although he doesn’t do enough to warrant consideration in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:56 am
    • Anthony Davis will play Tuesday vs Jazz
      Anthony Davis (chest) will return to the Pelicans' lineup on Tuesday against the Jazz.

      Advice: The Brow is back! Fantasy owners can feel free to plug Davis back into their lineups for Tuesday night, while Ryan Anderson, Tyreke Evans, and Jrue Holiday will miss out on the value bump they would've seen if Davis was unable to play on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:15 am
    • Justin Hamilton questionable for Tuesday
      Justin Hamilton (quad) went through shootaround on Tuesday and is questionable for the Heat's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Hamilton started on Sunday as the Heat were without Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) and could draw another start on Tuesday if he's able to play. Hamilton had 10 points, three rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 33 minutes on Sunday and could be worth a look in daily league if he's able to play Tuesday night. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:02 am
    • Anthony Davis present at Pelicans shootaround
      Anthony Davis (chest) was present at shootaround on Tuesday in advance of the Pelicans' game against the Jazz.

      Advice: Davis was also seen shooting trick shots from the stands, so we'll take that as a good sign for his availability. We'll update Davis' status as soon as information becomes available, but Ryan Anderson, Tyreke Evans, and Jrue Holiday would all see a bump in their fantasy value if Brow can't go. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:37 am
    • Greg Monroe denies trade request
      Greg Monroe denied asking the Pistons for a trade and said that he would never initiate trade talks.

      Advice: Responding to a report that said he has asked the Pistons for a trade, Monroe said there is no truth to those rumors. "If they feel the need to come to me, obviously, I would have to have that discussion," he said. "But that discussion would have to be initiated by them. It would never be initiated by me." We'll see if there's fire to go with this smoke soon enough, but Jonas Jerebko and Kyle Singler would be the fantasy beneficiaries if a trade does go down. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:22 am
    • O'Quinn still quiet but minutes improve
      Kyle O'Quinn logged 19 minutes off the bench on Monday, scoring two points on 1-of-1 shooting with six rebounds and one block.

      Advice: O'Quinn had a quiet game on Saturday but his minutes are on the lower end of where they should be on most nights. In 28 games to end last season he returned top-80 value in just 22 mpg, so owners will probably want to take the long-view here and not let two bad games shake them up. In just 18.7 mpg this season, he's a top 100-115 play as well. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 11:05 pm
    • Alex Len fouls out in his first start
      Alex Len fouled out in his first start against the Bucks on Monday, making 2-of-7 from the field for six points, six boards, one steal and three blocks.

      Advice: He was a great fit for the Suns with their smaller guys around him. Len has a good rapport with Eric Bledsoe and does have 0.9 blocks per game in just 18.2 minutes. On the downside, his fouls are way too high, so he'll need to get that rectified to have a nice run. Still, the upside in blocks to go with solid percentages make him a desirable, high-ceiling player. He's more of a stash, though. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 10:31 pm
    • Markieff Morris scores 25 points vs. Bucks
      Markieff Morris made 9-of-13 from the field for 25 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers and six turnovers against the Bucks on Monday.

      Advice: He had an awful game against the Thunder due to foul trouble and bounced back nicely in 37 minutes. Morris has seen his fouls go up recently, but it's still not enough to be alarmed. He's posting top-30 total value on the season and there's no reason to think he won't be in that neighborhood at season's end. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 10:17 pm
    • Turn back the clock: Love posts 22-18-5-4-4
      Kevin Love scored 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting (including four threes) with a season-high 18 rebounds, five assists and four steals in Monday's win over the Bobcats.

      Advice: Don't look now but Love is a top 25-30 value and trending upward. The buy low window slams with the output. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 9:27 pm
    • Taj Gibson turns in a nice game in loss
      Taj Gibson made 7-of-11 from the field for 15 points against the Hawks on Monday with 17 boards, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: He was very busy in the low post on both ends for the Bulls. Gibson is likely looking at another start with Joakim Noah (ankle) still on the mend. In his previous eight starts, he averaged 14.5 points, 7.6 boards, 1.6 blocks and 0.6 steals in 35.3 minutes. He's a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 9:22 pm
       
      Injured
    • 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
      Dec 15, 7:50 pm
    • Nerlens Noel scores career-high 19 points
      Nerlens Noel scored a career-high 19 points against the Celtics on Monday with eight boards, four assists, three steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He made 9-of-12 from the field, his four dimes were also a career high, and it was just the second game of his career with 100 percent made from the line -- one attempted, but still a positive considering he's made only 47.9 percent this season. He looked extremely comfortable tonight and hopefully he can string a couple games together. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 7:14 pm
    • Alex Len taking over as starting center
      Alex Len will start in place of Miles Plumlee on Monday against the Bucks.

      Advice: Miles Plumlee will come off the bench tonight. The Suns were destroyed up front last night against the Thunder and Plumlee hasn't progressed at all. Meanwhile, Len has shown some flashes and he certainly deserves a look as the starter. If you need a center in a deeper league, feel free to give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 4:59 pm
    • Anthony Davis is questionable for Tuesday
      Anthony Davis (chest) is questionable to face the Jazz on Tuesday.

      Advice: The team ruled him out before shootaround on Sunday, so he's likely headed to the dreaded game-time decision. The Pelicans get four games this week, so fantasy owners in weekly leagues should probably roll with fantasy basketball's best player. One would think two games would be the worst case, but it's possible he misses time. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 3:33 pm
    • Joakim Noah will not play on Monday night
      Joakim Noah (ankle) will not play against the Hawks on Monday.

      Advice: He was doubtful for this one and had almost no chance to play. Noah could miss more time and the Bulls are not going to rush him back considering they have such great depth behind him. Taj Gibson will start and is a must-start play while Nikola Mirotic will also get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 3:01 pm
    • Pistons asking for a 1st-round pick on Monroe
      The Pistons are reportedly asking for a first-round pick in exchange for Greg Monroe.

      Advice: It's pretty clear that the Pistons are not going to bring him back after he signed a qualifying offer over the summer. The Pistons are also one of the worst teams in the NBA with a 13-game losing streak being snapped last week -- they're on a two-game winning streak now. If Monroe is dealt, Jonas Jerebko and Kyle Singler would benefit most. Monroe would likely lose value. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 12:51 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
      Dec 15, 11:29 am
       
      Injured
    • Justin Hamilton (quad) is questionable Tues
      Justin Hamilton (quad) is questionable to play on Tuesday against the Nets.

      Advice: Chris Andersen is expected to come back, so that will at least help Miami in some capacity. Shawne Williams will likely have to step up and start for Miami, as well. Hamilton can be left on the wire unless you're in a deep league. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 11:26 am
    • Marcin Gortat hit with flop warning Sunday
      Marcin Gortat was given a flop warning for his actions against the Jazz on Sunday.

      Advice: VIdeo of the flop can be found below. If Gortat is found guilty again, he'll face a $5,000 fine. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 9:29 am
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) doubtful to play Monday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: We would be shocked if Noah played. Without him, Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic will all see more playing time. The Bulls are also playing the second of a back-to-back, so that's something to consider when filling out lineups in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 9:08 am
    • Magic feeding Nikola Vucevic in the post
      Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said the Magic are feeding Nikola Vucevic in the post more than ever.

      Advice: "We’ve thrown him the ball more often than we ever have in the past," Vaughn said. "His ability to post up for us, even command double teams, has been very good." His usage rate has skyrocketed, and after signing a 4-year, $53 million extension with the Magic, he's looking like the key cog in Orlando's rebuild. Follow the link below for an excellent feature on Vucevic's journey to the NBA. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 9:04 am
    • Andrea Bargnani's return a complete mystery
      Andrea Bargnani's (calf) return is a complete mystery.

      Advice: "Until he practices, I can’t say what I expect,’’ Derek Fisher said. "When he’s at practices and he’s out there, that’s when it will be. It isn’t a situation where we’re counting the days. He is progressing but we saw what happened last time." Bargs has been out all year, and there is no timetable for his return. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 6:49 am
       
      Injured
    • Serge Ibaka's slump continues
      Serge Ibaka stayed cold on Sunday with 12 points, four rebounds and no blocks in just 18 minutes.

      Advice: He got into some foul trouble and then the Thunder ran away with the game. He had zero rebounds last Thursday before fouling out and is mired in a slump, averaging 12.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over his last five games. He's had five or fewer rebounds in four of his last five games, but owners have to keep running him out there and hope that he'll break out of the funk sooner than later. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 5:52 am
    • Timofey Mozgov double-doubles in defeat
      Timofey Mozgov double-doubled in Sunday's loss to the Spurs, finishing with 11 points, 13 boards and two blocks in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He did shoot just 4-of-12 from the field and struggled with foul trouble, but owners can't complain about this production. JaVale McGee (tibia) is expected to miss significant time, so Mozgov is locked in as the starting center and should be a double-double threat every time he plays. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:52 pm
    • Markieff Morris scores four points in loss
      Markieff Morris scored just four points in Sunday's loss to the Thunder, adding one rebound in 10 minutes.

      Advice: It was by far his worst game of the season, and the low minutes occurred due to the fact that he had five fouls in 10 minutes. Morris' owners should give him a break after this dud, as he has managed to post early-round value in what has been his breakout season. Expect him to bounce back against the Bucks on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:04 pm
    • Justin Hamilton scores 10 pts in 33 minutes
      In his third start of the season on Sunday, Heat center Justin Hamilton had 10 points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one turnover in 33 minutes.

      Advice: Miami was without Josh McRoberts (knee) and Chris Bosh (calf), and neither Udonis Haslem nor Chris Andersen are capable of playing big minutes at center, which all but forced Hamilton into the starting lineup. He's averaging 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in his three starts this season, and isn't worth fantasy owners' attention with Bosh day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 6:10 pm
    • Marcin Gortat quiet w/ five points Sunday
      Marcin Gortat was very quiet on Sunday, scoring only five points on 2-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists, one block and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

      Advice: Rudy Gobert started for Utah and his incredible length and athleticism get some credit for Gortat's off night, which was only his sixth single-digit scoring game of the season. He should have much better luck on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, and especially on Friday vs. the Heat. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 5:46 pm
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) out Sunday vs. Miami
      Joakim Noah (ankle) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Heat.

      Advice: Taj Gibson, Pau Gasol, and Nikola Mirotic will all see an uptick in value with Noah sidelined, and make for quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues against a depleted Miami frontcourt. Plan accordingly. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:46 pm
    • Anthony Davis (chest) out Sunday vs. Warriors
      Anthony Davis (chest) will not play Sunday vs. the Warriors, and he is being listed as day-to-day with no official timetable for a return.

      Advice: Ryan Anderson will start in Davis' place on Sunday, and there will be more shots to go around for guys like Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans. Evans put up 31 points and 10 assists during his last outing, and he'll look to carry that momentum into Sunday's game. Holiday, Evans, and Anderson will all see their value increased with Davis sidelined and make for solid options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 1:24 pm
    • Greg Monroe comes off the bench on Sat.
      Greg Monroe came off the bench on Saturday with 24 points, eight rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 32 minutes.

      Advice: It doesn't really matter if he's coming off the bench or starting. In fact, Monroe has higher averages in points, boards and steals while coming off the bench. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 9:45 pm
    • Timofey Mozgov has some foul trouble
      Timofey Mozgov had some foul trouble on Saturday, finishing with no points, four boards, one assist and five fouls in 14 minutes.

      Advice: Ouch. He had double-digit rebounds in three straight before tonight and Dwight Howard usually causes some problems for centers, so he gets a pass here. Mozgov is still worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 8:38 pm
    • Nerlens Noel starts and struggles on Sat.
      Nerlens Noel looked awful on offense again on Saturday against the Grizzlies with four points, five rebounds, one assist, four steals and two blocks in 31 minutes.

      Advice: He is dealing with a callus on his foot and his agility is just not there. Noel was able to put up some decent defensive stats, but he's now made a combined 1-of-12 from the field in his last two games. He's going to need to get extremely hot for his fantasy owners to be happy with his draft-day price tag. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 8:02 pm
    • Nikola Vucevic goes for 18 and 11 in return
      Nikola Vucevic returned from a six-game absence on Saturday against the Hawks, finishing with 18 points, 11 rebounds and one block in 35 minutes.

      Advice: He picked up right where he left off. Vucevic said he didn't expect to see a drop in his conditioning and that held up as a true statement. He'll get a day off before heading to Toronto on Monday. Make sure he's in your lineup in weekly leagues with his four-game slate. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:09 pm
    • Kyle O'Quinn takes a huge hit
      Kyle O'Quinn moved back to the bench on Saturday against the Hawks and did not score with one rebound, one steal and one block in 12 minutes.

      Advice: O'Quinn could be prone to slow nights as a backup and he's also injury prone and foul prone, too. Once you get past that he has a 2-3 month record of top 60-90 play in standards late last season in a low-minute role, and this season he's a top 90-100 value per-game over 11 contests in just 18.6 mpg. Clearly that's an uncomfortable situation, but it's the same upside equation that Gorgui Dieng and Rudy Gobert have exhibited -- with good or even great fantasy 'floors' with upside beyond that. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:02 pm
    • Roy Hibbert double-doubles in a loss
      Roy Hibbert double-doubled against the Blazers on Saturday with 10 points, 10 boards, one assist and one block in 30 minutes.

      Advice: It wasn't a great game, but it was a step from what he was doing. In his previous six games since his injury, Hibbert averaged just 8.5 points, 5.7 boards and 1.0 blocks on 40.0 percent from the field. His ankle isn't quite back to 100 percent, but maybe a date with the Lakers on Monday will help him out. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 6:15 pm
    • Greg Monroe shifts back to bench on Saturday
      Greg Monroe is shifting back to the bench for Saturday's game against the Kings, and Kyle Singler will replace him.

      Advice: Coach Stan Van Gundy has shuffled his lineups all season, so owners should know by now that this isn't a permanent move. Monroe will get his minutes no matter what and is still a must-own player, while Singler is only an option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 5:53 pm
    • Henry Sims is starting again on Saturday
      Henry Sims will start against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

      Advice: He and Nerlens Noel are flip-flopping right now. Sims has been fairly quiet on the stat sheet and is not a great standard league option no matter where he's getting his minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 4:01 pm
    • Nerlens Noel coming off bench, Sims starting
      Nerlens Noel is coming off the bench against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

      Advice: Henry Sims is going to start because coach Brett Brown doesn't want them on the court at the same time. Noel has been a nightmare lately, so his fantasy owners might want to bench him. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 3:56 pm
    • Nikola Vucevic (back) will start on Saturday
      Nikola Vuecvic (back) will start against the Hawks on Saturday.

      Advice: "We'll see how many minutes he plays," coach Jacque Vaughn said. "I'll gauge and see what he looks like out there." Kyle O'Quinn has been solid in the starting lineup, but he's likely going to lose a ton of minutes even though he does play next to Vucevic on occasion. Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo will also lose some shots. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 2:21 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
       
      Injured
    • Anthony Davis (chest) questionable Sunday
      Anthony Davis (chest) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Warriors, though X-rays and an MRI came back clean.

      Advice: He didn't participate in practice on Saturday and he was actually held overnight in a hospital for testing, but that is what you will come to expect when you are dealing with a player of this magnitude. New Orleans will likely be extremely cautious with Davis, and it would come as no surprise if he sat out on Sunday. Ryan Anderson would be the biggest beneficiary if Davis misses any time, and we should know more after Sunday's shootaround. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 10:17 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
       
      Injured
    • Roy Hibbert's ankle making steady progress
      Roy Hibbert said on Friday that his ankle is getting better, but that he is still not at 100 percent.

      Advice: His ankle has clearly had an impact on his play of late, and he was held to just six points, two rebounds and two blocks Friday's loss to the Raptors. Owners have no choice but to patient for now, and they may want to consider benching him until he turns it around. However, the good news is that Hibbert is playing and he will look to bounce back against Portland on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 6:08 am
    • Nerlens Noel puts up a goose egg in loss
      Nerlens Noel missed all eight shots from the field with six rebounds, one steal, one block and five turnovers in 21 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: Yeesh. Noel is having some major issues scoring the ball at the NBA level and he's going to take some time to come around. He also had a callus on his foot tonight, but was able to return. We can probably rule him out as a Rookie of the Year candidate and he's not really worth starting in standards right now. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 10:07 pm
    • Hibbert grabs just two rebounds on Friday
      Roy Hibbert grabbed just two rebounds to go with six points and two blocks over 28 minutes in Friday's loss to the Raptors.

      Advice: Hibbert is in a major funk since his ankle injury, which derailed what started as a promising season. And as guys start to get healthy, he won't be Plan A, B and C anymore. Let's give him another game or two to get right before projecting him below his current top 75-80 value on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 9:57 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
    • Nikola Vucevic expected back for Saturday
      Nikola Vucevic (back) is expected to return to the lineup for Saturday against the Hawks.

      Advice: He's been out for six games and the Magic will likely toss him back in the starting lineup. Vucevic was putting up early-round value and hopefully all this time off has put the injury behind him. Kyle O'Quinn will lose some value while Channing Frye and Tobias Harris may be affected negatively. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 8:59 pm
    • Kyle O'Quinn had a nice double-double
      Kyle O'Quinn double-doubled against the Hawks on Friday during an 87-81 loss with 14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: Nikola Vucevic (back) is getting closer to a return, so O'Quinn's likely going to lose some value soon. He's a very good shot blocker and could have some low-end value in deeper leagues, though. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 8:30 pm
    • Marcin Gortat plays well in 22 minutes
      Marcin Gortat was a handful for the Clippers during a win on Friday, making 8-of-10 from the field for 18 points with two rebounds and two blocks.

      Advice: He had a terrific block against Blake Griffin in the low post. Gortat and the Wizards have won seven of their last eight games and the big man has shot at least 55 percent from the field in seven of those eight. He's blocking shots, pulling down boards and making 96 percent of his free throws in that span, so he's as must-start as it gets. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 7:43 pm
    • Greg Monroe starting on Friday night
      Greg Monroe is starting in place of Kyle Singler on Friday.

      Advice: Coach Stan Van Gundy can't get out of his own way with lineups, so he's trying the big group against the Suns. Monroe puts up solid numbers no matter what his role is. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 6:08 pm
    • Henry Sims will come off the bench
      Henry Sims will come off the bench on Friday against the Nets.

      Advice: This move will likely stick with the way Sims has looked in the starting lineup. His rebound rate is down and he's been very late on defensive rotations. He's not worth owning is most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 3:17 pm
    • Nikola Vucevic out again for Friday night
      Nikola Vucevic (back) will not play against the Hawks on Friday.

      Advice: It'll be his sixth game out, which is hard to believe because this injury came out of nowhere last week. Kyle O'Quinn will get another start and will have his hands full with Al Horford. He's worth a look tonight. Vucevic owners can only hope he'll be ready for next week. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 3:02 pm
    • 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
    • Nikola Vucevic says back feeling better
      Nikola Vucevic said his back continues to feel better, but his status for Friday's game vs. the Hawks remains uncertain.

      Advice: The Magic continue to list Vucevic as day-to-day, so we'll be monitoring his status closely. He's likely headed for another game-time decision, but if he's unable to go, Kyle O'Quinn will be set to log heavy minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 8:06 am
    • Kevin Love double-doubles in loss to OKC
      Kevin Love made 5-of-13 from the field for 18 points during a 103-94 loss to the Thunder on Thursday with 16 boards, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

      Advice: He had a somewhat successful outing against Serge Ibaka and was part of the reason Ibaka fouled out. Love didn't play on the ball much tonight and his role has completely changed compared to last year. Still, he's coming on nicely and did make 50.4 percent from the field in his previous 10 games. He'll get to cover Anthony Davis on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 8:06 pm
    • Serge Ibaka fouls out in 26 minutes
      Serge Ibaka fouled out in 26 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday, scoring seven points with one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It was his first game without a rebound since 2011 and the fourth of his career. Ibaka's rebounding average dropped to 7.2 per game, which is down from 8.8 last season. This will probably be one of his worst games, so feel free to try and buy low while you can. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 7:28 pm
    • David Lee (hamstring) does some 3-on-3 work
      David Lee (hamstring) participated in a post-practice game of 3-on-3 on Thursday.

      Advice: Lee may be able to return for Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks, so we'll be monitoring his status closely. He's likely going to be eased back into the rotation, and given the Warriors terrific start, he's unlikely to usurp Draymond Green for the starting power forward spot. Still, he offers enough upside to be owned in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 2:38 pm
       
      Injured
    • Sixers may bring Noel or Sims off bench
      The 76ers are thinking about bringing either Nerlens Noel or Henry Sims off the bench.

      Advice: It's unclear which big will come off the bench if this plan comes to fruition, but it should make much of a difference minutes-wise as Noel and Sims are the only two Sixers bigs left after the Brandon Davies trade. Noel has been inconsistent this season, but he has enough upside to warrant a spot on standard fantasy league rosters. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 10:14 am
    • 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
    • Nikola Vucevic back at Magic practice Thurs
      Nikola Vucevic (back) was present and shooting baskets at Magic practice on Thursday.

      Advice: It's unclear what this means for Friday's game against the Hawks, but it's likely that Vucevic is headed towards another game-time decision after missing the last five games. It he sits again on Friday, Kyle O'Quinn would again draw the start and make for a solid plug-and-play option against Atlanta. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 8:35 am
    • Justin Hamilton surprise starter for Heat
      Justin Hamilton started at power forward with Josh McRoberts (knee) out and had four points and seven rebounds on 2-of-5 shooting in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Shawne Williams came off the bench for nine points, four rebounds, two blocks and five fouls on 3-of-9 shooting, and played 24 minutes. He's still the guy you'll want to use in deep leagues when McBob is out, but his fantasy value has taken a big hit, as McRoberts' injury isn't thought to be serious. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 10, 11:05 pm
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