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    • Samuel Dalembert (ankle) will not play Sun
      Samuel Dalembert (ankle) will not play on Sunday vs. the Blazers.

      Advice: He suffered the ankle injury on Saturday, but the X-rays came back negative meaning he should be fine with a little rest. Cole Aldrich is starting on Sunday and has really emerged as a reliable option for the Knicks. Aldrich is worth a look in deeper leagues for now while Dalembert can be cut across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:44 pm
    • Chris Kaman will play on Sunday vs. Knicks
      Chris Kaman will play on Sunday vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: He missed Friday's game because his wife gave birth to their child, but Kaman will be back in action against a weak Knicks team. Kaman is currently coming off of the bench for Portland, and his value is limited to deeper leagues until coach Terry Stotts decides to give him a bigger role. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:17 pm
    • Spencer Hawes (knee) questionable for Monday
      Spencer Hawes (knee) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: If Hawes is able to go he will play limited minutes off the bench behind DeAndre Jordan, and he won't be worth using in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:55 pm
       
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    • Report: Lakers claim Tarik Black off waivers
      The Lakers have reportedly claimed Tarik Black off waivers.

      Advice: They waived Xavier Henry in order to make room for Black on their roster, and Black will likely step into a reserve role in Los Angeles playing limited minutes behind Jordan Hill. He can remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:41 pm
    • CHA plans to make waiver claim on Tarik Black
      The Hornets are planning to put in a waiver claim on Tarik Black, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

      Advice: Black wouldn't have much value in Charlotte, playing limited minutes off the bench, so he can safely remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:52 pm
    • Samuel Dalembert (ankle) questionable Sun
      Samuel Dalembert (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Portland.

      Advice: He suffered the injury on Saturday but X-rays were negative and it is not considered to be serious. Regardless, Dalembert isn't an option in most leagues even when he is healthy so it would just mean more minutes for the emerging Cole Aldrich. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:52 am
    • Darrell Arthur (leg) is available to play Sun
      Darrell Arthur (leg) will be able to play on Sunday vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: He was available to play on Friday as well, but the Nuggets opted to give him some additional rest. However, Kenneth Faried has finally broken out of his slump so there likely won't be a lot of minutes available for Arthur. Feel free to keep him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:41 am
    • Miroslav Raduljica expected to join Minnesota
      Free agent center Miroslav Raduljica is expected to sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

      Advice: The move isn't official just yet, but he is currently finalizing the details on a contract. He isn't likely going to be a major part of the rotation, but it is not a bad idea for owners in deep leagues to keep tabs on him. Raduljica last played for the Bucks last season and averaged 3.8 points and 2.3 boards in 48 appearances. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:24 am
    • Samuel Dalembert has a mild sprained ankle
      Samuel Dalembert suffered a mild sprain to his right ankle on Saturday, but X-rays came back negative.

      Advice: There is no indication as to whether he will miss any action, but we will leave him off of the injury report unless we get a negative report. Dalembert wasn't an option in most leagues despite this news, so owners should continue to ignore him. If Dalembert misses any time, Cole Aldrich will see even more minutes and would be worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:29 am
    • Andrea Bargnani (calf) targeting Dec. 31
      Andrea Bargnani (calf) has a chance to play on Dec. 31 vs. the Clippers according to coach Derek Fisher, but remains out for Sunday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: "His workouts are progressing," Fisher said. "As long as he’s getting good feedback there, hopefully we’re getting closer." However, even with Amare Stoudemire (knee) ailing, it is tough to justify picking up Bargnani in all but the deepest of leagues considering how bad he was last season. You can safely monitor Bargnani from the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:53 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Por
    • Joel Embiid staying home on road trip
      Joel Embiid is no longer traveling with the 76ers on their current road trip in order to speed up his recovery process.

      Advice: "Joel has all the resources that he needs back in Philadelphia," coach Brett Brown said. "It's more of a structured, stable environment where he has the machines that he can lift on, the people that he can see, team-doctor-wise. He's at an interesting stage of his recovery." Embiid is making excellent progress in his recovery, and the 76ers are doing everything they can to improve his health. However, he is still not expected to return this season and won't be worth owning outside of dynasty leagues. We will continue to track his progress very closely and pass along updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:41 am
       
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    • Jusuf Nurkic impressing in rookie season
      Jusuf Nurkic drew praise from coach Brian Shaw after his superb play recently.

      Advice: "He's a guy that I have confidence throwing the ball inside to," Shaw said. "He can post, and he can score. And if he doesn't have that, he's shown the propensity to make plays for his teammates when they cut off him. I think now his teammates are starting to cut harder when he has the ball, because they know he'll pass it." Nurkic has slowly seen his minutes rise and coach Brian Shaw said they will likely continue to climb. He is averaging 7.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in the reserve center role in just 16.1 minutes per game over his last eight. Owners in deep leagues should have already taken notice, and if Timofey Mozgov ends up getting traded Nurkic will become a must-own asset in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:32 am
    • Mike Muscala sent down to NBA D-League
      Mike Muscala was sent down to the NBA D-League on Sunday.

      Advice: He is going to bounce between the Hawks and the D-League all season which makes him close to impossible to own in almost every format. Leave Muscala on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:11 am
    • Pachulia goes for 11 and 15 in loss to Hawks
      Zaza Pachulia went for 11 and 15 in Saturday's loss to the Hawks, hitting 4-of-8 shots and 3-of-3 free throws with three assists and a block in 29 minutes.

      Advice: If Ersan Ilyasova's concussion issue proves serious then Pachulia could see more than 25 minutes per night. He's worth a look if you need a big man, regardless of what's going on in the Bucks' frontcourt rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:26 am
    • Cole Aldrich looks great in start vs. Kings
      Cole Aldrich had his best game of the season on Saturday with 18 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in just 24 minutes.

      Advice: He fouled out and certainly was handled by DeMarcus Cousins, but Aldrich's arrow is pointing up. He was tremendous in his brief time in summer league and is arguably the best healthy two-way big man on NYK, so he might have some short-term value while Amare Stoudemire is out. He might have value beyond STAT's return, too. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:10 pm
    • Cole Aldrich, Jason Smith starting vs. Kings
      Cole Aldrich and Jason Smith are starting against the Kings on Saturday.

      Advice: They'll get to guard DeMarcus Cousins, so good luck. Aldrich has played much better on the offensive side while Samuel Dalembert's mental mistakes have piled up. He'll have to hit the boards pretty hard to be a fantasy factor, but it's possible. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:36 pm
    • Kevin Garnett will play Saturday vs. Pacers
      Kevin Garnett will play in Saturday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: This is actually quite surprising since KG usually sits out the second game of back-to-back sets, but it is still good to see him out on the court. However, he is no longer a viable asset in standard leagues and is only seeing around 23 minutes per game, so owners may want to look elsewhere for value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:28 pm
    • Chris Kaman hopeful for Sunday
      Coach Terry Stotts is hopeful Chris Kaman (personal) will play on Sunday against the Knicks.

      Advice: He was not with the team on Saturday, but his wife gave birth to their child this morning. Kaman should be in line for more minutes than usual with LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) doubtful to play. He'll be an option in fantasy leagues on Sunday, but that's contingent on him being at shootaround on Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:19 pm
    • Ryan Hollins is out again on Saturday
      Ryan Hollins (personal) will not play against the Knicks on Saturday.

      Advice: The Kings didn't have him on Friday with Demarcus Cousins (illness) out, but they shouldn't need Hollins as much with Cousins now probable. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:07 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Garnett talking about retirement more
      Kevin Garnett said that retirement has been lurking in his mind more.

      Advice: "Being truthful with you, sometimes I think about it," Garnett said about retirement. "I saw Paul [Pierce] the other day in New York and we had a conversation. At this stage, when you know that things are, not taking for granted, but more appreciated, it crosses [your mind]. I wouldn’t lie about that." Garnett is 38 and his minutes have dropped to 16.3 minutes per game over his last three. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:55 am
    • Spencer Hawes (knee) is out on Saturday
      Spencer Hawes (knee) will not play on Saturday vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: He is said to be nearing a return, but only owners in deep leagues should consider adding him for the time being. Hawes would need an injury to Blake Griffin or DeAndre Jordan before we could recommend an add, so you can safely leave him on the wire. Glen Davis will see a few extra minutes Saturday, but is not a fantasy option by any means. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:54 am
       
      Injured
    • Andrea Bargnani (calf) out on Saturday
      Andrea Bargnani (calf) will not play on Saturday vs. Sacramento.

      Advice: He is getting closer, but the Knicks will be in no rush to get the injury-prone Italian back in their lineup. Bargnani can continue to be ignored in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:29 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Por
    • Spencer Hawes (knee) upgraded to doubtful
      Spencer Hawes (knee) has been upgraded to doubtful for Saturday's game.

      Advice: He wasn't expected to be ready in time for Saturday's game, so even if he doesn't play it is a great sign that he is getting closer. However, Hawes is still only an asset in deeper leagues, and it will remain that way unless Blake Griffin or DeAndre Jordan suffers an injury. If Hawes sits this one, Glen Davis may see a few extra minutes in the rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:34 am
       
      Injured
    • Freeland grabs career-best 17 rebounds vs PHI
      Joel Freeland grabbed a career-best 17 rebounds against the Sixers on Friday, and also chipped in with six points and one block in his 25 minutes.

      Advice: Obviously this is a matchup thing and with Chris Kaman (personal) out there's no value change. Kaman is still the guy to own of the bunch for projected late-round upside and all-in-all there's not a lot of value after the injury to Robin Lopez. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:47 am
    • Arthur (leg) returns to action on Friday
      Darrell Arthur (leg) was available but did not play on Friday against the Wolves.

      Advice: Kenneth Faried went off for 26 & 25 but played his normal 30 minutes, with J.J. Hickson getting the backup power forward minutes tonight. Arthur had been playing well enough for some deep leagues but with Faried's big night he's probably back to being mostly irrelevant in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:37 am
    • Pachulia goes for 14 & eight in Atlanta
      Zaza Pachulia started at center and scored 14 points with eight assists and three steals in the Bucks' blowout win over the Hawks in his old Atlanta stomping grounds.

      Advice: Pachulia logged 26 minutes and he could play this much nightly if Ersan Ilyasova's concussion issue is serious, though we don't know that to be the case at this point. His value has been in the tank for the past two weeks so it's not a run-to-the-wire moment, but if everything breaks perfectly he could end up with some value. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:53 pm
    • Darrell Arthur will return on Friday
      Darrell Arthur (leg) will play against the Wolves on Friday.

      Advice: He has been out for a week due to a mysterious leg injury. Arthur is injury-prone, so the Nuggets might ease him back into the rotation tonight. Kenneth Faried and J.J. Hickson take mild hits. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:35 pm
    • Chris Kaman (wife having baby) out Friday
      Chris Kaman (wife having baby) will not play on Friday night.

      Advice: There was a report that the Kamans would induce labor on Christmas, but apparently they waited a day. Kaman should be back for Sunday night. While he's out, expect Joel Freeland, Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson to hold down the frontcourt minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:29 pm
    • Zaza Pachulia getting the start at center
      Zaza Pachulia will start at center against the Hawks on Friday.

      Advice: John Henson is expected to come off the bench behind Zaza, so the team won't need him to play too many minutes. Although, Henson hasn't played more than 21 minutes in any game this season and has been out since Nov. 25, so expect Zaza to play around 30 tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:38 pm
    • Ryan Hollins will not play on Friday
      Ryan Hollins (personal) will not play on Friday against the Suns.

      Advice: With DeMarcus Cousins (illness) up in the air, the Kings could have used Hollins .Since he's out Reggie Evans, Derrick Williams and Jason Thompson may play more. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:13 pm
       
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    • Rockets waive Tarik Black to sign Josh Smith
      The Rockets have waived Tarik Black in order to make room for signing Josh Smith.

      Advice: Black is a serviceable backup center, and he'll likely find a deal with another team. However, he is nothing more than a backup, and with averages of just 4.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this season, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:25 am
    • Spencer Hawes won't play on Christmas
      Spencer Hawes will not play on Thursday due to a lingering knee injury.

      Advice: That just means more run for starter DeAndre Jordan, while Hawes remains day-to-day with the injury. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:51 pm
       
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    • Samuel Dalembert will start vs Wizards Thurs
      Samuel Dalembert will start against the Wizards on Thursday.

      Advice: Dalembert doesn't present much fantasy value as he's only averaged 2.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 0.6 steals, and 0.6 blocks in his last five days. He's a decent punt play in daily leagues on Thursday, but he can be safely left on waiver wires in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:01 am
    • Andrea Bargnani will not play on Christmas
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring, everything) will not play on Christmas against the Wizards.

      Advice: The most important piece of information on Bargnani is that free agency starts on July 1, 2015. He can be left on the wire and it's certainly possible he might not play all year. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:54 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Por
    • Center Samuel Dalembert linked to Cavaliers
      Samuel Dalembert is rumored to be a target for the Cavaliers after they learned that Anderson Varejao (Achilles) is done for the season.

      Advice: He is reportedly a last resort option for the Cavs which is really no surprise. Dalembert has been a major disappointment in New York and the Knicks have been aggressively shopping him for a while now. We will pass along updates as needed, but nothing seems to be in the works just yet. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:35 am
    • Kevin Garnett plays only 13 minutes Tuesday
      Kevin Garnett started Tuesday's game but only played 13 minutes, finishing with two points, three rebounds, one assist and three steals.

      Advice: KG's minutes have hovered in the 20-25 range all season but he's picking up more DNPs in recent weeks, so fantasy owners should brace themselves with two back-to-back sets coming up (Friday/Saturday and Monday/Tuesday). Mirza Teletovic and Mason Plumlee will gain the most if Garnett rests during one or two games. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:20 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (leg) out again on Tuesday
      Darrell Arthur (leg) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Nets.

      Advice: This will be the fourth game in a row that he will miss due to a lower leg strain, and there is still no known timetable for his return. Kenneth Faried and J.J. Hickson will continue to see extended run in Arthur's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:56 pm
    • Miroslav Raduljica leaves Chinese team
      Miroslav Raduljica has left his team in China and plans to head to the NBA.

      Advice: After playing just 14 games with Shangdong, Raduljica has decided to leave the team and pursue an NBA career. There are rumors that an NBA team may sign the Serbian center by January, but fantasy owners can feel free to ignore this situation. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:35 am
    • Darrell Arthur (leg) won't play on Monday
      Darrell Arthur (leg) will not play on Monday night against the Hornets.

      Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and considering how long it takes for him to recover from injuries, he is likely going to miss more games. Expect J.J. Hickson and Kenneth Faried to get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 22, 3:42 pm
    • Spencer Hawes still out on Monday night
      Spencer Hawes (knee) is still out on Monday against the Spurs.

      Advice: Hawes' knee problem has not been detailed in great length, but he's been out for almost two weeks with very few updates in between. He's not worth owning in fantasy leagues, anyway. DeAndre Jordan is the only center on the Clippers with fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 22, 9:31 am
       
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    • Samuel Dalembert gets $15,000 fine Monday
      Updating a previous item, Samuel Dalembert was fined $15,000 for his flagrant-2 foul against Jonas Valanciunas on Sunday.

      Advice: Sammy D avoids a suspension, but he gets popped $15K for the elbow. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 22, 9:28 am
    • Darrell Arthur (leg) doubtful again on Monday
      Darrell Arthur (leg) is doubtful to play on Monday.

      Advice: Arthur has a lower leg/muscle strain, and at this point, it's not clear what kind of timetable he's looking at for a return. Without him, look for Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler to each pick up some extra time. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 22, 9:15 am
    • Samuel Dalembert facing suspension for foul
      Samuel Dalembert is facing a possible suspension for his Flagrant-2 foul against Jonas Valanciunas on Sunday.

      Advice: He was holding my arms. I kept mentioning that," Dalembert said. Actually he was the one who elbowed me in the first half. He kept holding me, I said, ‘Stop holding my arms,’ and I made that sudden movement and I actually hit him.’’ Dalembert is not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 22, 8:29 am
    • Andrea Bargnani drawing closer to debuting
      Andrea Bargnani (calf) is getting closer to being cleared for practice.

      Advice: Bargnani is "doing more on the court," but he still hasn't been cleared by the medical staff. Bargs also confirmed that he wants to stay in the NBA, in case anyone was interested. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 22, 7:00 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Por
    • Samuel Dalembert gets ejected for flagrant 2
      Samuel Dalembert was ejected from Sunday's game vs. the Raptors after picking up a flagrant-2 foul for throwing an elbow at Jonas Valanciunas' head.

      Advice: Dalembert finished the game with two points, two rebounds, one turnover, and one steal, and it's possible he's facing a suspension. If the league decides to suspend Dalembert for a game, Cole Aldrich would likely draw another start. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 4:18 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
      Dec 21, 3:51 pm
    • 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
      Dec 21, 11:26 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Por
    • Chris Kaman plays 22 minutes, scores 16
      Chris Kaman played 22 minutes off the bench against the Pelicans on Saturday with 16 points, six rebounds and one steal.

      Advice: According to the Blazers broadcast, Kaman's wife is expecting their first child, but they've actually past her due date. If she is still pregnant on Christmas, they will induce labor. In actual basketball news, Kaman should see minutes in the mid-20s, which will give him low-end value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 6:30 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (leg) out again on Saturday
      Darrell Arthur (leg) will not play against the Pacers on Saturday.

      Advice: He has some sort of muscle strain and it sounds like he's going to miss time. Arthur is hurt far too often, so expect J.J. Hickson and Kenneth Faried to plck up most of the minutes at power forward. Wilson Chandler also plays some four, too. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 5:39 pm
    • Joel Freeland getting the starting again
      Joel Freeland will start again on Saturday against the Pelicans.

      Advice: New Orleans has some size up front, so it makes sense to go with Freeland over Thomas Robinson. Robinson and Freeland are still going to have to share minutes with Chris Kaman, so there's very little reason to grab either guy. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 2:36 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
      Dec 20, 12:28 pm
    • Dalembert plays down the stretch
      Samuel Dalembert played down the stretch against the Suns on Saturday with five points, 12 rebounds, two steals and one block in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He had seven offensive boards, but that's about all he did as far as positives go. Dalembert is likely going to have to share his minutes with Cole Aldrich even when Amare Stoudemire comes back, so there is even less to like about him. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 12:24 pm
    • Mike Muscala recalled from NBA D-League
      Mike Muscala was recalled from the NBA D-League on Saturday, and is expected to be available against the Rockets.

      Advice: He has been playing well in the D-League, but he is still a couple of injuries away from being in the rotation in Atlanta. You can leave him on the wire with confidence. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 8:21 am
    • Kaman quiet against the Spurs on Friday
      Chris Kaman scored just six points with five boards, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Spurs.

      Advice: The Spurs had no problem containing Kaman and he has yet to make good on any of the opportunity presented by Robin Lopez's long-term hand injury. There's a long way to go with that, however, and it wouldn't be surprising to see the double-doubles come down the road. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 10:50 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (leg) will not play on Friday
      Darrell Arthur (leg) will not play on Friday night against the Clippers.

      Advice: He has a lower leg strain and the injuries just keep coming for Arthur. He's played well, but he's going to be tough to own in most leagues. Kenneth Faried and J.J. Hickson will pick up some playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 5:09 pm
    • It's Joel Freeland's turn to start on Friday
      Joel Freeland will start against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: Coach Terry Stotts is going to mix it up in the starting lineup and Thomas Robinson will come off the bench. Robinson might not play much and Stotts has yo-yo'd him in the lineup several times. Freeland is only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 5:02 pm
    • Spencer Hawes (knee) out Friday vs. Denver
      Spencer Hawes (knee) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. Denver.

      Advice: Hawes has been out of the lineup since Dec. 12, and he remains without an official timetable to return. As long as DeAndre Jordan is healthy, he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 11:20 am
       
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    • Kevin Garnett will play Friday vs. Cleveland
      Kevin Garnett will return from a one game absence (rest) and play Friday vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: He'll likely start, which will send Mirza Teletovic back to the bench. Garnett is averaging 7.6 points and 8.5 rebounds, so he's not necessarily a must-start option on such a busy Friday night. Teletovic's value takes a hit with Garnett back in the lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 8:13 am
    • 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
      Dec 19, 7:54 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Por
    • Mike Muscala sent down for D-League stint
      Mike Muscala has been sent down for a D-League stint.

      Advice: Muscala has trouble getting off the bench when the Hawks have a healthy roster, so he'll get some experience playing in the D-League. He's averaging just 4.9 points and 2.4 rebounds over 10 minutes of action this season, and belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 7:08 am
    • Zaza Pachulia starts and struggles
      Zaza Pachulia struggled in a start against the Kings on Thursday with seven points, five rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He got all the DeMarcus Cousins he could handle tonight. Pachulia will move back to the bench against the Clippers on Saturday and should see around 20 minutes as Larry Sanders' backup. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 10:15 pm
    • 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
      Dec 18, 7:48 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
      Dec 18, 3:50 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Por
    • 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
      Dec 18, 3:42 pm
    • Joel Embiid shooting free throws on Thursday
      Joel Embiid (foot) was seen shooting free throws at Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Embiid has been present at Sixers' practice for the last two weeks and has been allowed to shoot free throws and standstill shots. He still has several steps to go in his rehab from offseason foot surgery, however, and isn't expected to play in 2014-15, so he only belongs on dynasty league fantasy rosters right now. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 10:50 am
       
      Injured
    • Spencer Hawes downplays knee injury
      Spencer Hawes (knee) downplayed the seriousness of his injury to his left knee.

      Advice: There had been rumors of a more serious nature to Hawes' injury as he's still without a timetable, but Hawes downplayed those reports are greatly exaggerated. "I'm not out for the season," he told reporters on Wednesday. While Hawes may not be out for the season, he's not going to help fantasy owners much and can safely be left on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 6:05 am
       
      Injured
    • Chris Kaman's role doesn't change
      Chris Kaman played 18 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday, making 3-of-12 from the field for six points and three boards.

      Advice: The Blazers are not going to completely unleash him because of his age and injury history, so owners shouldn't consider him as a game-changing pickup. Kaman should have some low-end value and be better than this, though. Give him a look if you need a big man. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 17, 11:44 pm
    • Joel Freeland plays 13 minutes off the bench
      Joel Freeland played 13 minutes off the bench against the Bucks with six points and six boards.

      Advice: He's probably going to get some starts in the future with Robin Lopez (hand) out. The Bucks run a lot of small lineups, so coach Terry Stotts went with Thomas Robinson. Regardless, Freeland's ceiling is only going to be 22 minutes or so, which makes him just a deep league target at best. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 17, 11:42 pm
    • Zaza Pachulia plays 26 minutes
      Zaza Pachulia played 26 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday with five points, eight rebounds, three assists and one turnover.

      Advice: He is sharing minutes at center and coach Jason Kidd is not using him at power forward these days. Perhaps one takeaway is the Bucks need Ersan Ilyasova (face) to come back. Pachulia is not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 17, 11:17 pm
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