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  • Otto Porter downplays hamstring injury
    Otto Porter said that his hamstring injury is minor and may be the result of dehydration and fatigue, but he remains questionable to practice on Monday.

    Advice: "Just a lot of soreness [on Saturday]," said Porter. "I didn’t want to make it into a big injury ... I’ve been through injuries before so I knew from the start it wasn’t nothing serious." Paul Pierce and Rasual Butler both picked up more minutes in Porter's absence but it sounds like he may return to the lineup for Tuesday's home game. Rotoworld.com
    32 minutes ago
     
    Injured
  • Big Papa has a big game
    Kostas Papanikolaou had another nice game against the Mavericks on Saturday with eight points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The minutes jump off the page here and Papathreekolaou attempted six shots from deep. He figures to be a part of the solution at power forward, so fantasy owners can certainly look to grab him to help in deeper leagues. He's the biggest winner from the Dwight Howard (knee) injury. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:40 am
  • Gordon Hayward scores 31 points in a loss
    Gordon Hayward was terrific in a losing effort against the Pelicans on Saturday, making 9-of-16 from the field for 31 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made 11-of-14 from the line, which serves as a great indicator of how aggressive he was tonight. Hayward adding some muscle to his frame was highly evident tonight and his new style should help him sustain a better shooting clip. The breakout is real. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:16 pm
  • Tyreke Evans comes on late
    Tyreke Evans came on late against the Jazz on Saturday, finishing with nine points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and two turnovers.

    Advice: He continues to struggle with his shot, but the Pelicans will have to play him more at shooting guard now that Eric Gordon (shoulder) is down. Evans could flirt with top-60 value now with a lot of minutes on his plate. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:08 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard goes for 21 and nine in win
    Kawhi Leonard played 36 minutes against the Nets during a 99-87 win on Saturday with 21 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: He is playing through some blurry vision right now and made just 9-of-19 from the field. Leonard is starting to fill it up in several fantasy categories and he will be a monster once his vision gets corrected. He should be viewed as a top-20 fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Marco Belinelli plays 10 minutes
    Marco Belinelli played 10 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not score and had just three rebounds, three assists and one steal. Belinelli is not 100 percent and the Spurs might have started him just to mix it up. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Danny Green drops 25 on 105.0 eFG%
    Danny Green kept his momentum going on Saturday against the Nets with 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, three blocks and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's good for a 105.0 effective field goal percentage. Green is money in fantasy leagues and he has seven blocks in his last two games. There's no reason why he should be on any waiver wires. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:50 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic comes through on Sat.
    Mirza Teletovic delivered on Saturday against the Spurs with 22 points, eight rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He started for Kevin Garnett (rest) and was all his fantasy owners could ask for. Garnett will likely sit later on this year and Teletovic was already putting up solid value, so he's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Paul Pierce scores 25 points vs. Bucks
    Paul Pierce had his best game in a Wizards uniform on Saturday with 25 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Wizards needed him to step up with Otto Porter (hamstring) out tonight and he came through. Pierce is not going to be this good, but his multiple-category output will make him worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:30 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 20 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 points against the Wizards during a 111-100 loss on Saturday, adding four rebounds, five assists, three steals and two turnovers.

    Advice: He made all eight shots from the line and was 6-of-11 from the field in the loss. Antetokounmpo has started to get into a groove on the offensive end and his discovery of the one-dribble drive has gone a long way to help his shooting percentages. He's worth owning in standard leagues, but most of value will likely lie in March and April. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Jabari Parker slows down against Wizards
    Jabari Parker scored six points on 3-of-11 from the field against the Wizards on Saturday with five rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: He looked good in his past couple games, but Parker is a rookie after all. His fantasy owners should expect him to have some down games in the next couple months, but at least the Bucks are committed to him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony has a decent game vs. PHI
    Carmelo Anthony made 10-of-20 from the field for 25 points against the 76ers on Saturday during a 91-83 win with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Nothing fixes a losing streak quite like a matchup with the 76ers. Anthony is starting to play much better these days and his fantasy owners should still consider him as a first-round guy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Iman Shumpert still plays 32 minutes
    Iman Shumpert played 32 minutes against the Sixers on Saturday with seven points, two rebounds, three assists, four steals and two turnovers.

    Advice: He looked comfortable as the shooting guard tonight and coach Derek Fisher seems to have some confidence in Shumpert as his best wing defender. He won't be an elite guy, but he should have enough value worthy of ownership in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • K.J. McDaniels has a so-so game
    K.J. McDaniels played 20 minutes against the Knicks during a 91-83 loss on Saturday, scoring eight points with one steal, two 3-pointers and two turnovers.

    Advice: He committed three fouls and it's obvious he's trying to be a hero out there with his minutes. McDaniels is arguably the most talented perimeter player on the 76ers, but his coach won't play him right now. He's a solid stash candidate, but his owners shouldn't consider him a must-own guy at all. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • James Harden bounces back, wins it for Rox
    James Harden hit 8-of-18 shots, four 3-pointers and 12-of-13 free throws for 32 points, eight boards, four assists and two steals in Saturday's comeback win over the Mavs.

    Advice: Harden was fouled late, made the shot and hit the free throw for a tough 3-point play to put the Rockets ahead for good on Saturday. He scored just six points on Tuesday, but bounced back for 24 points on Thursday and 32 tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:51 pm
  • Chase Budinger chips in season-high 11 points
    Chase Budinger chipped in a season-high 11 points in the Wolves' home loss to the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He made 3-of-6 shots including two 3-pointers, while adding two rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes off the bench. Despite Minnesota's injuries this season, he's only been worth a look as a perimeter specialist in deeper leagues. One double-digit scoring performance doesn't change the equation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:29 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins drops career-high 29 points
    Andrew Wiggins had multiple career-highs with 29 points (9-of-22 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs), two 3-pointers, five rebounds, four steals and one block in 41 minutes on Saturday, as the Wolves fell at home to the Kings.

    Advice: The pace of Wiggins' development as a rookie has accelerated thanks to the Wolves' voluminous injuries, and over the past six games he's he's attempting a solid 13.0 field goals and 4.8 free throws. He's shooting 50.0 percent from downtown this season but hasn't attempted many triples, and fantasy owners looking for a high-upside free agent should stash him now and see what happens. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:28 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad moves to bench Saturday
    Shabazz Muhammad shifted to a bench role in Saturday's home loss to the Kings, finishing with nine points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Muhammad was lousy in a start during the Wolves' previous game and his prompt demotion seemed to fire him up, as he was much more energetic and efficient tonight. He hasn't established any fantasy credibility despite Minnesota's injury problems. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:23 pm
  • Terrence Ross quiet as Lou Williams erupts
    Terrence Ross started Saturday's game but soon took a backseat to Lou Williams, finishing with just two points on 1-of-5 shooting and one rebound in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Williams was simply on fire, pouring in 36 points in 29 minutes, so it's understandable that coach Dwane Casey opted to bench Ross, who has been an under-the-radar top-80 value this season. If you need 3-pointers and a trickle of across-the-board stats, don't let this dud dissuade you from hanging onto T-Ross. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:53 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) starts, Green benched
    Marco Belinelli (groin) will make a surprise start for the Spurs on Saturday, sending Danny Green to the bench.

    Advice: Belinelli wasn't even certain to play and this start comes out of nowhere, especially since Green has been playing very well lately and San Antonio doesn't have a healthy backup PG. This will likely be a one-game move from Gregg Popovich, so don't overreact to the unusual lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:41 pm
  • Otto Porter will not play on Saturday night
    Otto Porter will not play on Saturday night due to a left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: He actually had some major hamstring issues in 2013 summer league, but that was to his right hamstring. Paul Pierce will play a little more while the Wizards could also use Bradley Beal at small forward off the bench as well. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:40 pm
     
    Injured
  • Shabazz Muhammad is coming off the bench
    Shabazz Muhammad will come off the bench against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He was awful on Friday and coach Flip Saunders is going to mix it up tonight. Muhammad has been playing at both forward spots, so he could potentially make a splash in standard leagues at some point. Of course, that is not happening yet. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:58 pm
  • Marco Belinelli will play vs. Nets on Sat.
    Marco Belinelli (groin) will play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: He said he didn't have an aggravation on Friday and just stayed on the exercise bike to stay warm. Belinelli is unlikely to get more than minutes in the teens tonight, so he's not worth starting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:33 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic will start in place of KG
    Mirza Teletovic will start in place of Kevin Garnett on Saturday against the Spurs.

    Advice: This was an expected move as Mirza picks up a lot of the power forward minutes, especially late in the game. He should have some extra minutes and shots go his way, so he's a sneaky player to use in daily leagues as well as a streamer in year-long formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:06 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo back as Bucks starter
    Giannis Antetokounmpo will return to Milwaukee's starting lineup on Saturday, sending Jerryd Bayless to the bench.

    Advice: Jason Kidd unexpectedly benched Antetokounmpo on Friday, playing him 15 minutes in a blowout defeat vs. the Raptors. Giannis may still be dealing with a minor ankle injury but he's worth deploying now that he's reclaimed his spot in the Bucks' starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:58 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) game-time on Saturday
    Marco Belinelli (groin) is a game-time decision vs. the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs have already ruled out a handful of players, including backup PG Cory Joseph, so it's at least encouraging that Belinelli will try to warm up. He doesn't have enough upside in his bench role to be worth a gamble in fantasy leagues even if he were at full health. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:55 pm
  • Tobias Harris (calf) is day-to-day w/ strain
    An MRI confirmed Tobias Harris (right calf) is dealing with a strain and he is is day-to-day.

    Advice: There are no specifics yet, but based on the information it sounds like a Grade I strain for Harris. Players tend to miss a day or two, but there are instances when it'll take a week to recover. His owners should bench him for now and we should have an update before Monday. Basically the entire rotation benefits here. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:13 pm
     
    Injured
  • James Johnson is out again on Saturday
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play on Saturday against the Cavs.

    Advice: He was not expected to play anyway and hasn't gone through a full practice yet. Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson will get some extra run tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:10 pm
     
    Injured
  • Tobias Harris (calf) will not play on Sat.
    Tobias Harris (right calf strain) will not play on Saturday against the Heat.

    Advice: Wow. This comes out of nowhere and he has no history of any calf issues coming into today. Harris may need an MRI on his calf and we'll be watching for any info on his prognosis. We'll consider him questionable for Monday for now. The Magic will likely have to lean more on Moe Harkless, but they will also likely use Victor Oladipo more at the three. Channing Frye should also get a ton of run at power forward and Andrew Nicholson will also help. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:22 pm
     
    Injured
  • Marco Belinelli is questionable on Saturday
    Marco Belinelli (groin) is questionable to face the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: He only played 10 minutes in his return on Friday and the Spurs have never been shy about resting players in a back-to-back set, so Belinelli could sit. Danny Green has been on fire lately and should be considered as a must-start guy in standard leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:38 am
  • Kawhi Leonard still has foggy vision
    Kawhi Leonard said he still has foggy vision and is sensitive to light.

    Advice: "There’s really nothing I can do about it," Leonard said. "I just have to play through it." He added that in an extreme case he could have to deal with it throughout the season. Even with the vision issues, Leonard has still been a top-30 guy in the past two weeks, so his fantasy owners shouldn't panic with this news. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:31 am
  • P.J. Hairston out Sunday, doubtful for Monday
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) won't play on Sunday and is doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Hairston was gaining some momentum with the Hornets' short on healthy swingmen, but the rookie went down himself on Monday and needs a few more days to recuperate. He could return Wednesday vs. the Trail Blazers, but would still face significant competition from Gary Neal and Gerald Henderson. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:11 am
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm @ Mia
  • Iguodala enjoys easy win over the Jazz
    Andre Iguodala scored 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: The Warriors took control of the game early and never looked back. With David Lee eventually returning to complicate and already bad situation for Iguodala, owners should watch this action from the wire in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:43 pm
  • Roberson steals two, blocks four vs. Nets
    Andre Roberson moved back into the starting lineup and played 22 minutes on Friday, scoring four points with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and four blocks.

    Advice: Roberson has sneaky fantasy value and in his six games he has returned late-round value when he has been on the floor. Scott Brooks loves him and it wouldn't be surprising to see him start for the rest of the season, but there still isn't a lot of stable ground here. If you want to take a flier in a deep league we can get behind that, but otherwise it pays to wait and see if he can keep it up. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:37 pm
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Johnson held in check by the Thunder
    Joe Johnson scored just eight points on 2-of-5 shooting with one rebound, three assists, one block and one trey in Friday's road win over the Thunder.

    Advice: Johnson played 52 minutes on Wednesday and drew some versatile Thunder defenders, so it's not too surprising that he ran out of gas. He had been playing a little bit over his head in fantasy leagues prior to tonight, and he should remain in all lineups going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:31 pm
  • Danny Green fills the stat sheet vs. Wolves
    Danny Green filled the stat sheet against the Wolves on Friday with 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal, four blocks and four 3-pointers during a 121-92 win.

    Advice: He made 6-of-9 from the field and both free throws for one of the biggest stat lines of the night. Fantasy owners tend to focus on points too much, but Green has put up top-60 value on the season. He's worth owning in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:04 pm
  • Teletovic scores 13 points with seven boards
    Mirza Teletovic scored 13 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 6-of-12 shots (including a three) with seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Teletovic is returning top 90-115 value (9/8 cat) on the year, averaging 10.8 points with 1.9 treys, 4.8 boards and a 45.6 percent mark from the field. That's easily enough production to be owned in all standard formats, though owners should expect for him to be streaky. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:54 pm
  • Marco Belinelli plays 10 minutes
    Marco Belinelli returned to the lineup on Friday, playing 10 minutes with five points and two boards.

    Advice: He has been out for over two weeks and the Spurs will likely ease him back in the lineup considering he's dealt with groin issues before. Belinelli isn't going to have much in most leagues while the wings and guards are healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:43 pm
  • Chase Budinger plays 25 minutes
    Chase Budinger played 25 minutes off the bench against the Spurs on Friday with seven points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's going to see minutes in the 20s with Kevin Martin (wrist) down and is really the only consistent 3-point shooter off the bench. Budinger could be a sneaky asset in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:24 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 14 points vs. Spurs
    Andrew Wiggins made 5-of-14 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line for 14 points against the Spurs on Friday with three rebounds, one assist and two steals in 33 minutes.

    Advice: It wasn't a great game, but at least his usage rate had a noticeable increase. Wiggins is shooting the ball at a respectable 44 percent from the field, but the lack of defensive stats and treys have kept his fantasy value down. He's still going to be worth owning in standard leagues because of the upside now that Kevin Martin (wrist) is out. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:17 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad struggles in start
    Shabazz Muhammad made his second start of the season on Friday against the Spurs, making 1-of-7 from the field for two points with one board and one turnover in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He missed his first six shots from the field and just was completely lost on both ends. Muhammad was actually looking good up until now and it should be interesting to see if the Wolves use him at small forward because of the Kevin Martin (wrist) injury. He's worth a look in deeper leagues because of the Corey Brewer trade rumors. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:13 pm
  • Jabari Parker only Buck to truly survive Fri
    Jabari Parker was the only Bucks player to truly survive Friday night's 39-point loss to the Raptors, scoring 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting with six rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and one three in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Believe it or not the game wasn't as close as the score entailed. Larry Sanders went for eight and five in 21 minutes, Brandon Knight was held to 11 points, two rebounds, two assists and a three, O.J. Mayo was held scoreless in nine minutes, and Ersan Ilyasova scored 14 points with two threes in 21 minutes off the bench. Owners need to ignore this game for evaluation purposes, but it was nice to see Parker have a versatile line for once. He's heating up. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:02 pm
  • Antetokounmpo (ankle) plays 15 minutes
    Giannis Antetokounmpo's status for Friday's game was all over the board, but he eventually decided to suit up and finished with seven points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 15 minutes.

    Advice: The Bucks got the snot beat out of them by the Raptors and in the grand scheme of things it probably would have been better for him to sit. We've been telling you he's a must-own player and that really shouldn't change based on a minor ankle injury, so if you buy into that you probably want to stay the course. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:57 pm
  • Harris goes for 17 and 16 in win over Hornets
    Tobias Harris scored 17 points on 5-of-16 shooting (7-of-8 FTs) with 16 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in Friday's road win over the Hornets.

    Advice: Harris has been up and down this season in terms of field goal shooting but is paying off huge for owners, regardless. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:24 pm
     
    Injured
  • K.J. McDaniels scores career-high 17 points
    K.J. McDaniels scored a career-high 17 points against the Suns during an ugly 122-96 loss on Friday to go with three rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer on 5-of-12 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line in 28 minutes.

    Advice: His mom has yet to tweet about it as of the time this blurb was written. McDaniels has done quite a bit in the stat sheet with his 1.4 blocks and 1.1 triples in just 22.0 minutes on the season and he's likely going to get out there for more playing time. He's still more of a stash player right now. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:40 pm
  • Update: Giannis Antetokounmpo is available
    Updating a previous item, Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is available to play against the Raptors.

    Advice: Just when you thought the Bucks weren't going to do their usual misinformation dance, they go ahead and do it. Coach Jason Kidd is making us miss Larry Drew, which is no small feat. Antetokounmpo might not play, but maybe he plays 47 minutes. Who knows? Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:42 pm
  • James Johnson still out on Friday night
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play against the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: He is expected to miss more games, but he has been on the practice court in a limited capacity. Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson will get some more run tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:10 pm
     
    Injured
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo out for Friday night
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) will not play against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: Well, it looks like he had some discomfort in his ankle. Antetokounmpo had an ugly ankle roll when he landed on Brandon Knight's foot on Wednesday, but he did play through it. He could miss more time and fantasy owners will want to put him on their benches. Jerryd Bayless will start, but the bigger winners in fantasy may be Jabari Parker and Khris Middleton. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:39 pm
  • Andre Roberson will start Friday vs. the Nets
    Andre Roberson will start on Friday, sending Jeremy Lamb to the bench.

    Advice: Roberson is a defensive specialist for the Thunder, so he doesn't bring too much to the box score. He's averaging 6.0 points and 6.0 rebounds with the starting unit, and his minutes will be capped at 20 tonight, so he doesn't really belong on an active roster outside of extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:23 pm
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo has good chance to play
    Giannis Antetokounmpo "appears to be a go unless he reports some pain after warmups," according to C.F. Gardner of the Journal-Sentinel.

    Advice: When it comes to Bucks players being a game-time decision, we'll take whatever info we can get. Larry Sanders was a game-time decision on Wednesday, but the team didn't announce he was starting until seconds before the actual tip. Antetokounmpo owners will want to check back and might want to bench him unless he's clearly the best option. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:22 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) headed for GTD
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) was a full participant during Friday's shootaround, and is headed for a game-time decision vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: "At shootaround he looked all right," head coach Jason Kidd said of Giannis. "We'll see how he feels in a couple hours." Kidd isn't one to make his lineups readily available, so we likely won't know of Giannis' status until just before tip-off. That being said, things are looking positive for The Greek Freak, but if he were to sit O.J. Mayo would see some increased opportunity. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:58 am
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) upgraded to probable
    Marco Belinelli (groin) has been upgraded to probable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Belinelli is confined to a bench role, and is averaging just 8.3 points and 1.7 three-pointers on the year, so his value is limited to deep leagues. If he plays, Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green would see a slight reduction in minutes, but Belinelli won't have a large enough impact to hurt either of their values. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:19 am
  • P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not play Friday
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: This will be Hairston's second consecutive missed game, but he really wasn't doing much when he was healthy. Gerald Henderson will likely draw another start on Friday with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) also sidelined, and he'll look to bounce-back from a scoreless performance vs. the Pacers on Wednesday. Hairston doesn't offer enough upside to be worth a stash, and he can be cut in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:21 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm @ Mia
  • Antetokounmpo (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Giannis sprained his ankle during the second overtime of Wednesday's triple OT win over the Nets, but managed to play through it. If The Greek Freak is unable to go, Khris Middleton and O.J. Mayo would be the primary beneficiaries of his absence, with Mayo offering the most upside. Stay tuned for an official update on Giannis' status as we draw closer to Friday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:24 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) questionable for Fri.
    Marco Belinelli (groin) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Belinelli is averaging just 8.3 points and 1.7 three-pointers this season, so his return to the court shouldn't matter for owners in standard leagues. Deep league owners will want to check back closer to Friday's tip for an official update on his status. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:16 pm
  • K.J. McDaniels frustrated by lack of PT
    K.J. McDaniels said he was frustrated that his minutes were limited while he was playing well on Wednesday.

    Advice: McDaniels didn't miss a shot during Wednesday's loss, scoring eight points (two 3-pointers) to go with two rebounds and a block, but coach Brett Brown limited him to just 11 minutes of action. Brown explained that the 76ers have a "logjam at the big wing position," which is an interesting statement considering McDaniels' competition goes by the names of Hollis Thompson, Luc Mbah a Moute, and Robert Covington. McDaniels is clearly the most talented player out of the group, but the 76ers organization is not interested in putting talented players on the floor if it gives the team a chance to win. Still, the Sixers are likely eventually going to give McDaniels minutes in order to give him a chance to develop, and he can be viewed as a stash candidate for owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:38 am
  • Carmelo Anthony dealing w/ pain in left knee
    Carmelo Anthony revealed after Tuesday's loss to the Bucks that his left knee has been sore since the second game of the season and he's undergone tests on it.

    Advice: "I think he's a smart enough and a veteran enough player that if he had some concern about where he is I think he would come either to me or to our training staff about trying to be smart," said head coach Derek Fisher. "He hasn't done that as of yet. I'm sure we'll continue to keep an eye on it. But he's good to go for now." The Knicks have not revealed exactly what tests Anthony has undergone, but this is something to keep an eye on. Anthony has said that he'll try to play through the pain, but if the Knicks continue their losing ways, it's plausible that Carmelo could eventually decide to rest. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but there's no reason to panic right now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:19 am
  • James Johnson (ankle) sheds walking boot
    James Johnson (ankle) was moving well without a walking boot after the Raptors' practice on Thursday.

    Advice: The Raptors' defensive specialist and energizer is questionable for Friday's home game vs. the Bucks. It wouldn't be surprising to see him held out another game as a precaution, but we'll have a much clearer idea of his status after shootaround. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:26 am
     
    Injured
  • Andre Roberson plays seven minutes in return
    Andre Roberson returned from a foot injury on Wednesday and played seven minutes, finishing with three points, two rebounds, one assist and a 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's been out for a few weeks with the injury, but could be slotted into the starting SG job once he's fully healthy. That's where he was before the injury, but he isn't much of a fantasy prospect unless you're in a really deep league. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:02 am
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Kostas Papanikolaou scores 19 points
    Kostas Papanikolaou scored a career-high 19 points in a 98-92 loss to the Lakers on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He was 4-of-7 from beyond the arc after missing his previous nine attempts in his last three games. Papanikolaou has picked up more playing time when the Rockets have missed out on Dwight Howard (knee) and that should continue if Dwight needs to miss more time. A Terrence Jones (leg) return would also really hurt Papanikolaou's value, so he's not a great pickup in standards. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:34 pm
  • Terrence Ross scores 16 in win over Memphis
    Terrence Ross hit 6-of-14 shots for 16 points, two rebounds, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over Memphis.

    Advice: Ross had hit double digits in scoring in four straight games before a four-point dud on Saturday, but got back on track tonight. That means he's played very well in five of his last six games, and should be looked to as a nice source of 3-pointers going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:32 pm
  • Andre Roberson returned to action on Wednesday November 19. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:03 pm
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Shabazz Muhammad plays 32 minutes in start
    Shabazz Muhammad played 32 minutes in his first NBA start on Wednesday against the Knicks, scoring 17 points with eight rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He only made 6-of-15 from the field in his worst shooting game of the season with at least three shots from the field. Muhammad has done a nice job of getting to the line with 11 attempts in the 46 minutes over his last two games. He likely has another start coming his way on Friday against the Spurs, so think about him in daily fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:56 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony scores 20 points
    Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points against the Wolves during a 115-99 loss on Wednesday to go with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: It would have been a much bigger line, but he did not play in the fourth quarter because the Knicks were getting blown out. For what it's worth, Anthony said his knee issue from Tuesday was not an issue tonight. The Knicks have gone 1-9 in their last 10 games, but at least they'll get the 76ers at home on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:51 pm
  • Iman Shumpert makes just 1-of-11 shots
    Iman Shumpert made just 1-of-11 from the field against the Wolves on Wednesday with three points, four rebounds, one assist and four turnovers.

    Advice: He turned in a 21-point gem on Tuesday night and was on the other end of the spectrum. Most of the Knicks wings are not giving Shumpert much competition, so he should still be able to keep his playing time somewhat high even when Jose Calderon (calf) comes back. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:32 pm
  • Jabari Parker scores career-high 23 points
    Jabari Parker scored a career-high 23 points against the Nets on Wednesday in a triple-overtime win to go with seven rebounds, one assist and two steals.

    Advice: He made 8-of-13 from the field and 7-of-10 from the line. Parker is taking less 3-pointers these days, which is probably a good sign because he's made just 21.4 percent from beyond the arc on the season. He'll be inconsistent, but his fantasy owners can expect him to get it going as the year goes on. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:15 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 18 in a win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo made 7-of-11 from the field for 18 points against the Nets during a triple-overtime win on Wednesday, adding 12 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two turnovers in 48 minutes.

    Advice: The Greek Freak did roll his ankle late in this game, but he did play through it and it didn't seem to bother him. He is shooting the ball much better this season and it has a lot to do with his much improved shot selection. Excluding some foul trouble on Tuesday, Antetokounmpo's minutes are way up and he looks to be locked in to the starting lineup. His upside is too high to be left on the wire right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:11 pm
  • Joe Johnson plays 52 minutes on Wed.
    Joe Johnson played 52 minutes on a triple-overtime loss to the Bucks on Wednesday with 18 points, five rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had a couple chances to win the game late, but it looked like all the minutes may have caused his shot to fall short. Johnson's shooting numbers are starting to come down, but he's still posting mid-round value. Keep him in your lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:33 pm
  • K.J. McDaniels quiet again in loss
    K.J. McDaniels played just 11 minutes on Wednesday, despite hitting 3-of-3 shots and both of his 3-point attempts, and finished with eight points, two rebounds and a block.

    Advice: He's blocking shots and playing pretty well, but just can't get minutes from his coach. We've been preaching patience with the rookie, but it has to be tough holding him in leagues where you need him to produce. He was seeing minutes in the mid-20s prior to low usage in two of his last three, so if you can continue to hold on, do it. But if you feel the need to drop him for someone reliable and producing right now, that option has to be considered. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard quietly fills stat sheet
    Kawhi Leonard played 37 minutes and had 12 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals on 4-of-11 shooting in Wednesday's tough win over the Cavs.

    Advice: Leonard's game could have been a lot better had he made some shots and some 3-pointers, but it wasn't bad, either. He's playing at a high level right now and living up to the hype, despite the best efforts of his coach. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:29 pm
  • Tobias Harris scores 25 in ugly loss
    Tobias Harris hit 8-of-14 shots, 2-of-2 3-pointers and 7-of-7 free throws for 25 points, three rebounds and a steal on Wednesday.

    Advice: Over his last four games, Harris has scored 25, 24, 19 and 26 points, hitting 1.75 3-pointers and grabbing 6.5 rebounds. He's also shooting it lights out, nailing 36-of-60 shots during that stretch. Harris has been one of the steals in fantasy this year and as long as he stays healthy, that's probably not going to change. Teammate Nikola Vucevic has been equally as hot and had 19 points and 14 boards in tonight's ugly loss. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:02 pm
     
    Injured
  • Andre Roberson is available to play vs. DEN
    Andre Roberson (foot) is available to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's unclear if he is going to start or if his minutes are limited. Roberson was close to playing on Tuesday, but he probably won't be fully unleashed tonight. If you want to pick him up in a deep league, it makes some sense. Although, he will lose a lot of value upon the return of Kevin Durant (foot). Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:19 pm
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Andre Roberson could play on Wednesday
    Andre Roberson (foot) has not been ruled out for Wednesday.

    Advice: He is going through pre-game warmups, but it's unknown if he will actually play. The Thunder could really use him and he would be on the fantasy radar. Lance Thomas would lose minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:55 pm
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Shabazz Muhammad starting over Bennett
    Shabazz Muhammad will start at power forward against the Knicks.

    Advice: The Wolves are shorthanded up front, so they're going to go with a smaller lineup and use Anthony Bennett as the main bench big. Muhammad is only in play in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:50 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony will start on Wednesday
    Carmelo Anthony will start against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is fine and coach Derek Fisher said he wasn't aware of any injury. Anthony is starting to heat up and may have figured out how to play better in the triangle. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:46 pm
  • James Johnson won't play vs. Memphis
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is in a walking boot and does not have a timetable to return. Johnson is a tough customer, but the Raptors will likely be careful based on how things went with Amir Johnson's ankle last season. Expect more Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:20 pm
     
    Injured
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) still out on Wed.
    Marco Belinelli (groin) will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was listed as doubtful and did not have much of a chance to play tonight. Beliinelli should be considered questionable to face the Wolves on Friday. Danny Green and Cory Joseph get some slight bumps in value tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:39 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (knee) not on injury report
    Carmelo Anthony (knee) was not on the Knick's injury report, meaning he will play in Wednesday's game.

    Advice: He was never expected to sit this one out, as the Knicks must win to stay relevant in the Eastern Conference. We will monitor his knee closely, but it doesn't appear like anything owners should be too worried about. To be on the safe side, check back before tip-off, but all signs point to him playing Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:53 am
  • P.J. Hairston (ankle) is out on Wednesday
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against Indiana.

    Advice: He was doubtful leading up to the game, and the fact that he was ruled out so early doesn't bode well for his status. Consider Hairston day-to-day for now, while Gary Neal (concussion) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) will also sit this game out. Gerald Henderson will likely see big minutes and is worth a look for owners in need of short term value. Hairston can be dropped in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:06 am
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm @ Mia
  • James Johnson (ankle) still in walking boot
    James Johnson (ankle) was seen still wearing a walking boot Wednesday morning, making him highly doubtful to play against his former Memphis team.

    Advice: It is not looking good for him, and we had our doubts about him recovering in time for this one anyway. Johnson has been huge for Toronto early in the season, and has posted enough defensive statistics to be a nice asset in deeper leagues. However, barring a miracle Johnson will likely sit this one out, meaning Terrence Ross will see a bump in his minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:59 am
     
    Injured
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) is doubtful Wednesday
    Marco Belinelli (groin) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game.

    Advice: The Italian is only an asset in deeper leagues for his 3-pointers, so owners in standard leagues can continue to ignore him. If Belinelli can't go, Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard will continue to absorb his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:05 am
  • Gordon Hayward returned to action on Tuesday November 18. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:47 pm
  • Iman Shumpert returned to action on Tuesday November 18. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:47 pm
  • Gordon Hayward (illness) quiet on Tuesday
    Gordon Hayward (illness) was quiet in Tuesday's home victory, hitting 4-of-12 shots to finish with 13 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He was 1-of-7 from downtown and turned the ball over four times, and never seemed in rhythm after being slowed by an illness for the past few days. Hayward was on fire to start the season and he's embracing his go-to status with the Jazz, so fantasy owners shouldn't be soured by a couple of poor games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:49 pm
  • Carmelo (knee) planning to play through pain
    Carmelo Anthony said after Tuesday's game that his left knee has bothered him since the second game of the season, but he plans to continue playing through the pain.

    Advice: He's had tests on the knee which presumably came back negative for any structural damage, but the injury bothered him enough on Tuesday that he briefly left to have his knee taped. This is an obvious concern for fantasy owners, as we're still very early in the season, but for now there's no reason to panic or trade Melo for less than elite value. We'll post updates as necessary, and there's no indication that he's in danger of sitting out vs. the Wolves on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:33 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo gets into foul trouble
    Giannis Antetokounmpo picked up a few quick fouls defending Carmelo Anthony on Tuesday, which limited him to 13 points and six rebounds in just 18 minutes of action.

    Advice: He was in the starting lineup again, which is a positive development, and it was very encouraging to see him make 7-of-7 free throws -- he's at just 67.7 percent on the season, which is consistent with his rookie year. He has enough upside to be owned in 12-team leagues, but has yet to put it all together in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:48 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony plays after minor knee injury
    Carmelo Anthony played through a minor knee injury on Tuesday, finishing a four-point loss to the Bucks with 24 points, two 3-pointers, six boards, five assists and one steal in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Melo had his knee re-taped in the second quarter and we'll keep an eye on his status ahead of Wednesday's game in Minnesota, but for now owners should assume he'll be ready to go. Despite a very slow start to the season, Melo is currently fifth in the NBA at 23.9 points per game. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:46 pm
  • Iman Shumpert (hip) piles up 21/8/8 in return
    Iman Shumpert (hip) returned in style on Tuesday, scoring 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting with two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, eight assists, three steal and three turnovers.

    Advice: He did his damage in 36 minutes while starting alongside J.R. Smith, with Carmelo Anthony taking over at PF. Shump is on fire from the field and is shooting 50.5 percent on the season, compared to his previous career-best 40.1 percent shooting, and fantasy owners should continue to ride him until he cools off. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:45 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony heads to locker room Tuesday
    Carmelo Anthony (knee) headed into the Knicks' locker room with a trainer during the second quarter of Tuesday's game, but he quickly returned.

    Advice: Melo may have tweaked his knee but he was simply getting it taped up before getting back on the court. We'll update his status if there's more to the story, but for now it doesn't seem serious enough to cost him any time. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:54 pm
  • Andre Roberson (foot) won't return on Tuesday
    Andre Roberson (foot) will not return on Tuesday and he remains day-to-day.

    Advice: There's a chance that Roberson will play Wednesday, but OKC may hold him out until Friday or Saturday as a precaution. He's likely to assume the starting SG job once healthy, but he doesn't have enough fantasy upside to be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:09 pm
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Iman Shumpert (hip) will start on Tuesday
    Iman Shumpert (hip) will start at small forward on Tuesday vs. the Bucks, and he will not have a restriction on his minutes.

    Advice: Shumpert will play at small forward, and will be joined by Shane Larkin, J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony, and Samuel Dalembert with Quincy Acey heading to the bench. The most interesting part about this news is that J.R. Smith will start alongside Shumpert, and Smith is fresh off a 28-point game vs. the Nuggets. It'll be interesting to see how the Knicks fare using a small-ball lineup, but this can be seen as positive news for owners of Smith. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:42 pm
  • Andre Roberson getting closer to return
    Andre Roberson (foot) is close to returning this week, according to Thunder head coach Scott Brooks, and could play as early as Tuesday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Brooks mentioned Tuesday as a possibility, but we're more likely looking at Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday if we're staying within Brooks' timetable of this week. Roberson doesn't deserve much fantasy attention as a defensive specialist, but his return will cut into Jeremy Lamb and Anthony Morrow's already limited fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:45 am
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • P.J. Hairston doubtful for Wednesday vs IND
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: Hairston left the arena in a walking boot after Monday's loss to the Mavericks, so it's looking unlikely that he'll be able to play on Wednesday. With Gary Neal (concussion) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) already declared out for Wednesday, Gerald Henderson makes for a solid short-term add as he'll get plenty of run against the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:58 am
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm @ Mia
  • Iman Shumpert expected to play vs MIL on Tues
    Iman Shumpert (hip) is expected to play against the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Shumpert said he felt good during morning shootaround and wants to play, but will meet with the training staff before making a pre-game decision. We'll consider Shumpert a game-time decision for now, but J.R. Smith would be a strong fantasy play on Tuesday if Shump is unable to go. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:43 am
  • Kawhi Leonard only plays 20 minutes on Monday
    Kawhi Leonard played just 20 minutes against the 76ers during a 100-75 win on Monday with five points, 11 rebounds, two assists and three steals.

    Advice: He had 10 boards before the halftime and coach Gregg Popovich didn't need his stars in the second half. Leonard has been outstanding since his slow start and he'll get to guard LeBron James in a big matchup on Wednesday night. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:40 pm
  • Danny Green fills the stat sheet on Monday
    Danny Green filled the stat sheet against the 76ers on Monday with 11 points, two rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Like most Spurs, he's capable of putting up very useful fantasy lines without much scoring output. Green is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:32 pm
  • Tobias Harris posts big line in win over DET
    Tobias Harris scored 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds, four assists, five steals and one block in Monday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: Harris started the year with some shooting and shot selection issues and those have cleared up as of late. With efficiency issues getting addressed, he has vaulted himself up to an early round value after 12 games. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:38 pm
     
    Injured
  • P.J. Hairston leaves arena in a boot
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) left the arena on Monday with his foot in a walking boot.

    Advice: He was ruled out fairly quickly from his ankle sprain, so it would appear he's going to miss some time. Gerald Henderson had a nice game tonight and is worth a look as a short-term guy. Although, his upside isn't very high. He finished with six points and two 3-pointers in 10 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:09 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm @ Mia
  • P.J. Hairston out for game with ankle sprain
    P.J. Hairston suffered a sprained right ankle on Monday and will not return.

    Advice: The Hornets are awfully thin on the wing now with Gary Neal (concussion) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out. Hairston would have played quite a bit off the bench, but now it'll be Gerald Henderson likely getting all the minutes he can handle. Hendo is still only a short-term guy in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:47 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm @ Mia
  • James Johnson has a severe ankle sprain
    James Johnson (ankle) has a severe ankle sprain and has no timetable to return.

    Advice: He's played through a lot of injuries in his career, but it sounds like he's going to miss more time here. Terrence Ross should get more run at small forward while Patrick Patterson could also get a little more run. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:00 pm
     
    Injured
  • Gordon Hayward is feeling better
    Gordon Hayward is feeling better from an illness and is expected to play on Tuesday against the Thunder.

    Advice: He was sick on Saturday night, but had his worst game of the season with just 12 points on 3-of-10 from the field. Hayward should be locked and loaded in all fantasy lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:18 pm
  • Iman Shumpert will test out his hip Tuesday
    Iman Shumpert is still feeling soreness in his hip, but he'll test the injury on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Knicks play the Bucks on Tuesday, and it sounds as if Shumpert could come down to a game-time call. If Shumpert isn't able to suit up and give it a go, J.R. Smith will see his window of increased value extended ever so slightly. In that scenario, Tim Hardaway should pick up a few minutes as well. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:50 am
  • James Johnson 'tender,' skips practice Monday
    James Johnson (ankle) is "tender" and did not participate in Monday's practice.

    Advice: Johnson is holding out hope he can prepare in time for the game on Wednesday, but it's unlikely the Raptors will put him out there at less than full strength. The good news is Johnson's ankle injury doesn't appear to be a major concern, but Dwane Casey admitted he has no idea how long the enigmatic forward will be out. If Johnson can't go, Terrence Ross and Amir Johnson could each see a few extra minutes with Landry Fields also picking up some scraps. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:40 am
     
    Injured
  • Gordon Hayward feeling good under Snyder
    Gordon Hayward said he's "extremely comfortable" in Quin Snyder's system.

    Advice: Hayward is having a breakout season after signing a highly-criticized max contract during the offseason. Averaging 19.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.7 3-pointers on 48.3 percent shooting, he's been an absolute steal for owners who grabbed him in their fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:23 am
  • Carmelo Anthony finding flow in triangle O
    Carmelo Anthony said he's "getting there" when asked if he's more comfortable with the triangle offense.

    Advice: "Every game I'm starting to become a little bit more comfortable with my role." Coming off his most efficient game of the season, Anthony has now made 20 of his last 27 shots and has scored 58 points over that span of time. Coach Derek Fisher said he has noticed Anthony finding his way in the system, and Melo's owners are hopeful this is a harbinger of things to come. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:01 am
  • Andre Iguodala gets double-digits in blowout
    Andre Iguodala scored 10 points with two 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and two steals in just 21 minutes on Sunday, in his second double-digit scoring game of the season.

    Advice: The Warriors lead the NBA in both pace and fastbreak points, and they rank third in 3-pointers per game. The result is a league-leading 1.33 points per shot, and enough offense to give solid fantasy value to guys like Draymond Green, Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes, in addition to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Iguodala has been conspicuously quiet in a bench role and tonight's result was fueled by a high-scoring blowout win, so he should stay on the waiver wire until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 9:20 pm
  • James Harden scores 19 points in tough win
    James Harden scored 19 points in 37 minutes on Sunday, hitting just 5-of-17 shots in a testy 69-65 road win vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Harden salvaged fantasy value with two 3-pointers, nine rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block. He also made 7-of-8 FTs and fantasy owners are soaking up his high-percentage, high-volume FT shooting this season -- he's on pace to attempt more freebies than any guard since Michael Jordan in 1986-87. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 7:04 pm
  • Jabari Parker lights up Heat in first half
    Jabari Parker was aggressive in the first half of Sunday's game, finishing the Bucks' road victory with 13 points with six rebounds, one assist and two steals

    Advice: The Bucks rank in the bottom five for team FG percentage (43.4 percent) and they're 28th in free throw attempts per game (18.7), which helps to explain why they're 29th in offensive efficiency. Parker made 5-of-11 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs and was effective early before taking a backseat in the second half, and it would be a shock if his role didn't expand throughout the course of Milwaukee's season. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 5:51 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony drops 28-9 vs. former team
    Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points on 10-of-14 shooting, with nine rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers, one steal, and five turnovers during Sunday's win over the Nuggets.

    Advice: After a slow start to the season, Anthony is now rolling, scoring 28, 46, and 27 points in his last three outings. Melo has also raised his field goal percentage to 43.6 percent on the year, and any fears of him struggling with the triangle offense can be put to rest. Anthony is one of the best scorers in the league, and should creep into first-round value as the year goes on. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 12:45 pm
  • Iman Shumpert (hip) is out for Sunday's game
    Iman Shumpert (hip) is out for Sunday's game and J.R. Smith will draw the start.

    Advice: This is a tough blow for Shump's owners, as he had been playing well so far this season. He isn't expected to miss much time, so J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway are only options for owners in need of short-term value. Consider Shumpert day-to-day and we will update his status as needed. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 8:32 am
  • Andre Roberson (foot) is not close to return
    Andre Roberson (foot) is not close to making a return to the Thunder, and will not play on Sunday.

    Advice: The Thunder haven't released a lot of info on Roberson which doesn't bode well for his status going forward. The defensive specialist should remain on the waiver wire in almost all leagues until we get a positive report. In the meantime, Jeremy Lamb will continue to play as many minutes as he can handle and is considered a boom-or-bust option. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 6:38 am
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Iman Shumpert (hip) is doubtful Sunday
    Iman Shumpert (hip) is considered doubtful for Sunday's game against Denver.

    Advice: He had to leave the game on Friday but the good news was that X-rays were negative. Shumpert could still play Sunday but if he doesn't, expect the Knicks to use a committee approach to fill Shump's minutes with the likes of Shane Larkin and Pablo Prigioni. However, neither of those players are what we would call enticing pickups so owners in standard leagues will want to avoid them. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 6:28 am
  • X-ray is negative on James Johnson (ankle)
    X-rays were negative on James Johnson (ankle) but he was seen limping badly in the locker room with a walking boot on.

    Advice: There is sure to be some controversy with this injury because he actually twisted his ankle when he stepped on a cameraman while diving for a loose ball. "We'll see how [it is] the next couple days," coach Casey said. "Good thing about it is we have a few days off before we play Memphis [on Wednesday] to get that ankle back to where it [needs to be]." Johnson has become a nice deep leagues asset for his ability to put up defensive stats, so we will update his status as needed. If he does end up missing some time, Terrence Ross would see a bump in his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 6:10 am
     
    Injured
  • Kawhi Leonard plays 40 minutes on Saturday
    Kawhi Leonard played 40 minutes against the Kings on Saturday with 16 points, five rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The line is pretty good, but the minutes are the story here. Leonard has played at least 37 minutes in three of his last five games, averaging 17.4 points, 8.0 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.6 steals, 1.2 triples and 1.4 turnovers on 53.1 percent from the field and 76.5 percent from the line. He's a stud. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 11:27 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic is suddenly cold
    Mirza Teletovic had another awful game on Saturday, making 1-of-7 from the field for two points with four rebounds, one assist and no turnovers.

    Advice: He committed four fouls and is now 1-of-11 from the field in his last two games. Teletovic was on fire to start the season, so his owners should try to stick with him for one more game. That said, he's not must-own material. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 11:18 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins flops on Saturday
    Andrew Wiggins scored just five points with three rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 23 minutes on Saturday against the Mavericks.

    Advice: He had a career-high 20 points on Friday and scored in double figures in each of his previous three, but Wiggins could only muster six shots from the field. He's been a more of a stash guy than a player to start in most leagues. Although, he is making 55.6 percent from 3-point range. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 10:15 pm
  • Terrence Ross has a sweet dunk, four points
    Terrence Ross scored four points against the Jazz on Saturday with one rebound, two assists and no turnovers in 23 minutes.

    Advice: For the second year in a row, Ross might have the dunk of the year. Last year he threw one down on Kenneth Faried and this year he slammed home an alley-oop off a terrible pass. Meanwhile, this game really slowed down some of the momentum he had coming in, but he still has averages of 13.6 points, 3.6 boards, 0.8 steals and 2.8 triples over his last five. He's more of an end-of-the-bench fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 8:14 pm
  • Gordon Hayward finally has a bad game
    Gordon Hayward had an overdue dud on Saturday against the Raptors with 12 points, one rebound, five assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He's basically been batting 1.000 with productive lines for his fantasy owners and was putting up first-round value on the year. Obviously his owners have nothing to worry about and he'll likely get it going against the Thunder on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 7:56 pm
  • James Johnson sprains his ankle, won't return
    James Johnson sprained his ankle during Saturday's game, and will not return.

    Advice: He appeared to hurt his ankle on the baseline near all the cameras, and he was in visible pain. He will finish Saturday's game with five points, four boards, two assists and one block in 14 minutes. He was seen in a walking boot after the game and said that he hopes to be ready by Wednesday, but that seems to be a little soon. If he does miss time, expect Terrence Ross to see a bump in minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 6:40 pm
     
    Injured
  • Kawhi Leonard will play on Saturday night
    Kawhi Leonard (eye) will play on Saturday against the Kings.

    Advice: He was medically cleared last night, there is always the fear of coach Gregg Popovic resting guys on a back-to-back. Leonard is on fire over his last three and his fantasy owners aren't concerned about his production anymore. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 6:26 pm
  • Iman Shumpert (hip) doubtful for Sunday
    Iman Shumpert (hip) missed practice on Saturday and is doubtful to play on Sunday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: He did not return from his hip contusion on Friday, but X-rays were negative. Shumpert isn't expected to miss too much time, but there's a chance he could miss time even beyond Sunday. Shane Larkin and Pablo Prigioni will have to play next to each other for several possesions while J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. may play more, too. There isn't a great pickup to make here, though. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 11:37 am
  • Andre Roberson (foot) still out of practice
    Andre Roberson (foot) did not practice on Saturday and is listed as out against the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: He has been ruled out for games before shootaround and we'd probably expect the Thunder to rule him out soon. With Roberson likely out, Anthony Morrow and Jeremy Lamb figure to get most of the work on the wings. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 11:23 am
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • P.J. Hairston likely to draw another start
    P.J. Hairston will likely draw another start in place of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) on Saturday.

    Advice: Though he only played 17 minutes in Charlotte's win Friday, Hairston was still able to knock down three 3-pointers for nine points which is his bread and butter. MKG is day-to-day however, so Hairston will continue to only be an option in deep leagues or as a daily plug-and play. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 10:05 am
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm @ Mia
  • Kawhi takes five stitches; will play Saturday
    Kawhi Leonard took five stitches after getting cut under his right eye in Friday's win over the Lakers, and finished with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Leonard was medically cleared to return but the game was already in hand for the Spurs so he watched the rest in the locker room. With all the random stops and starts to his season he hasn't quite performed up to his ADP, but he has looked like a stud and this may be your last chance get your hands on the Claw. We're putting him on the injury report only because of Pop, and Leonard has said that he will play on Saturday against the Kings. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 12:22 am
  • Hairston scores nine points in start
    P.J. Hairston started for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) on Friday, scoring nine points on 3-of-8 shooting (including two triples) with two rebounds in 17 minutes.

    Advice: This isn't enough to put him on fantasy radars in anything but daily leagues, but with MKG set to miss at least one more game it's a situation worth keeping a distant eye on. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 11:44 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm @ Mia
  • Wiggins scores 20 points with two threes
    Andrew Wiggins scored a career-high 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting with five rebounds, one assist and two threes in Friday's 48-point loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: It's hard to take too much of anything from this game but Wiggins looked fairly good, and sitting at the bottom of the top-200 owners in standard leagues owners have an uphill climb here. He's already averaging 27 mpg and he needs a big jump in usage and he also has to improve his versatility, otherwise a long hold until that happens might hurt more than it helps. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 10:42 pm
  • Harden briefly leaves due to ab pain
    James Harden scored 35 points on 10-of-24 shooting (1-of-5 from deep, 14-of-16 from the line) with six rebounds, seven assists, three steals and a block in the Rockets' 88-87 win over the lowly Sixers on Friday.

    Advice: Harden briefly left the game due to some ab pain which is something to file away but not worry about at this time. He's the No. 3 player in standard leagues after tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 10:22 pm
  • McDaniels plays just 16 minutes on Friday
    K.J. McDaniels played just 16 minutes off the bench on Friday, finishing with four points on 2-of-5 shooting with five rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: Brett Brown is just tightening the leash on his rookie. He's averaging a combined 3.4 steals, blocks and threes in just 23 mpg, and owners should do the opposite and give him a longer leash instead. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 9:53 pm
  • Hayward scores season-high 33 with full line
    Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 33 points on 11-of-18 shooting (2-of-6 3PTs, 9-of-10 FTs) with three rebounds, six assists and four steals in Friday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: Hayward is enjoying mid-first round value and shooting a bit over his head at 50 percent from the field and 90 percent from the foul line. It's entirely possible that he takes a big jump in those areas this season, but some regression is to be expected. Still, owners should be very choosy about any sell-high offers as Hayward is going to put up big lines all year long. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 9:31 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard goes to the locker room
    Kawhi Leonard went to the locker room in the fourth quarter of Friday's game.

    Advice: He was in the midst of one of his typical big lines, but had to leave after it looked like he was poked in the eye. Leonard is going to deal with issues in his right eye for the next week or longer, but he's proven he'll be an elite asset. Even with the slow start, Leonard was already putting up top-20 value in standard leagues on a per-game basis. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 9:02 pm
  • Tobias Harris puts up 26 & 10 in win
    Tobias Harris scored 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting (1-of-3 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with 10 rebounds, three assists and one block in the Magic's 101-85 win over the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: Harris has struggled with his field goal percentage and turnovers so tonight's marks, including just two turnovers, were a welcome sight. If he can tighten everything up he has top-40 potential in 8-cat leagues and a mid-round valuation in 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 8:17 pm
     
    Injured
  • Parker quiet once again against the Magic
    Jabari Parker was quiet in Friday's loss to the Magic, scoring six points on 2-of-5 shooting with three rebounds, one steal and one block in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Hanging around the top-200 he's certainly not playable and as a stash he's going to have to turn up the volume in his bread and butter areas of scoring and rebounding in the second half of the year. Otherwise, his lack of versatility is going to hurt too much and the exercise will be all for naught. It's hard to call him a must-own player with all that going on. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 7:23 pm
  • K.J. McDaniels back to the bench on Friday
    K.J. McDaniels will come off the bench against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: He started against the Mavericks and it didn't go well. McDaniels was chewed out by his coach, so he might need some time in the second unit before coach Brett Brown trusts him again. He's a stash guy. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 3:44 pm
  • Kerr talking lineup change for Warriors?
    Coach Steve Kerr said he could change his starting lineup.

    Advice: Harrison Barnes has played 34.3 minutes per game in his last three and has been good, so a change would be a bit of a surprise. Andre Iguodala isn't making plays like he used to, so maybe he's not carrying the second unit as well as Kerr had hoped. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 12:56 pm
  • P.J. Hairston will start Friday vs. the Suns
    P.J. Hairston will start Friday vs. the Suns, in place of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot).

    Advice: Hairston offers a lot of upside, and he has the ability to light it up from 3-point range. Coach Steve Clifford has been saying he's going to find more minutes for Hairston, and it's interesting that he's decided to start Hairston over veteran Gerald Henderson. We’d like to see how Hairston fares in the starting unit, so owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach. He could also have some nice value today for owners willing to roll the dice on him in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 10:21 am
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm @ Mia
  • Andre Iguodala quiet in 32 minutes
    Andre Iguodala had a quiet night in his 32 minutes of action on Thursday with five points, one rebound, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: It's a little hard to believe he was a first-round pick in fantasy leagues just a handful of seasons ago, but he's obviously not the same player. Iguodala can be let loose in most leagues and David Lee (hamstring) coming back can't help. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 11:16 pm
  • Mirza-able on Thursday
    Mirza Teletovic missed all four shots from the field against the Warriors on Thursday with four rebounds, two assists, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: Ouch. Among players taken outside of 100 in drafts, Teletovic might have been one of the hottest properties out there. His fantasy owners shouldn't make a hasty cut unless they have a serious surplus in treys. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 10:33 pm
  • K.J. McDaniels squanders chance in start
    K.J. McDaniels was a disappointment in the starting lineup against the Mavericks on Thursday with eight points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Brett Brown got a McChunk out of McDaniels for a blown defensive assignment, but it didn't look like it was totally on him on the surface. As bad as this line was, the 76ers just have to play him because who is deserves playing time more than him? JaKarr Sampson? Chris Johnson? Bueller? Anyway, he's worth a look in all leagues as a top-end stash for his output in blocks and treys. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 9:42 pm
  • Black belt in defense: James Johnson goes off
    James Johnson turned in some impressive defensive stats against the Bulls on Thursday with four steals and four blocks to go with 16 points, five rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He is a second-degree black belt in martial arts and we'd guess he's probably good at defense. Johnson's minutes have been creeping up and the defensive stats have already been there to be worthy of consideration in deep leagues, but he's still not quite worth owning in standards. Of course, he should be right at the top of your watch list. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 8:09 pm
     
    Injured
  • K.J. McDaniels gets the start on Thursday
    K.J. McDaniels will start against the Mavericks on Thursday night.

    Advice: Well, coach Brett Brown finally budged. McDaniels has been a huge spark off the bench on the defensive end and he's shooting the ball better, as well. Chances are his minutes won't jump up too high tonight, but this is obviously a great sign for the "Free K.J." movement. He's still more of a stash, but a big game could change that. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 4:15 pm
  • Assault charges against P.J. Hairston dropped
    The Durham District Attorney has dropped assault charges against P.J. Hairston at alleged victim's request.

    Advice: The charges were stemming from an incident that occurred in July, when Hairston reportedly punched a high school student twice during a pickup game. Hairston has a bit of a checkered past, but he'll look to put this episode behind him. He's currently averaging 5.0 points and 1.0 three-pointer over 13 minutes of action with the Hornets this season, and as long as Lance Stephenson is healthy, he's not going to be able to find enough minutes for standard league consideration. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 3:11 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm @ Mia
  • Kostas Papanikolaou draws praise from McHale
    Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said Kostas Papanikolaou played well in the Rockets win over the Timberwolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: Papanikolaou scored 14 points off the bench in Mexico City to go along with four assists and four three-pointers in 24 minutes. "Papanikolaou played well," Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. "Paps is feeling his way around the league. I thought our young guys did pretty well." Papanikolaou can provide some fantasy value in deeper leagues, but Terrence Jones' eventual return from a leg injury should keep the 24-year-old on waivers in almost every league. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 9:56 am
  • Tobias Harris not stressing about contract
    Tobias Harris said he's not stressing about his upcoming restricted free agency after the 2014-15 season.

    Advice: Harris and the Magic were unable to reach a contract extension before the October 31 deadline, but the 22-year-old isn't worrying about that. "My thoughts are just that I’m all about being for my team right now. I’m all about where I’m at right now and that’s with the Orlando Magic,’’ Harris said. "I’m not worried about [free agency] at all." Harris has been a top-40 fantasy player through the first two weeks of the 2014-15 season and owners who took a flier on him in the mid-late rounds of fantasy drafts look like they got themselves a steal. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 7:40 am
     
    Injured
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 15 in loss to Rockets
    Andrew Wiggins hit 6-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points, one rebound and one block in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: He's scored in double figures in three of his last four games and played 32 minutes, which was good for second best on the team tonight. He's starting to come on and Flip Saunders rolled with youth tonight, which is more good news for Wiggins. If you own him, just hang on and see what happens from here on out. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 12, 10:48 pm
  • Kostas Papanikolaou scores 14 off bench
    Kostas Papanikolaou came off the bench to hit 4-of-8 shots (all 3-pointers) for 14 points and four assists in 24 minutes of Wednesday's easy win.

    Advice: He's getting extra minutes with Terrence Jones out with a leg injury, but is still only worth a spot start in deep or daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 12, 10:42 pm
  • James Harden shakes off injury for big night
    James Harden left Wednesday's game briefly with a right ankle injury, but returned and played very well despite being slightly hobbled.

    Advice: He finished with 23 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and two 3-pointers, which should ease the minds of his owners. Yeah, he hit just 8-of-23 shots, but looked fine once he returned to the game. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 12, 10:41 pm
  • Joe Johnson plays well in losing effort
    Joe Johnson played well in a 112-104 losing effort to the Suns on Wednesday with 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He called out his teammates for selfish play, but the Nets still only had 17 dimes on their 35 made field goals tonight. Johnson has seen his usage rate rise to 26.9 before tonight and he's been a mid-round guy in fantasy leagues. He should be a mid-round guy the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 12, 10:13 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic cashes in late against Suns
    Mirza Teletovic finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been a great closer for the Nets after pumping in a ton of triples in the fourth quarter last season. Teletovic has been a top-40 player so far this season and there's really no reason he should be sitting on any standard league waiver wires. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 12, 9:59 pm
  • Tyreke Evans has a big double-double in win
    Tyreke Evans owned the Lakers on Wednesday night with 19 points, five rebounds, 11 assists and two 3-pointers on 8-of-16 from the field.

    Advice: He's been very comfortable in the starting lineup and there's no doubt he'll stick for a while. Evans has seen huge minutes with coach Monty Williams running a tight rotation, so keep him active and give him a look in daily leagues in favorable matchups. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 12, 9:24 pm
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