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  • Bargnani (hamstring) limited in practice Fri.
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) was a limited participant during Friday's practice, but is still expected to make his regular-season debut Saturday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Bargnani does have a favorable matchup vs. the Sixers, but he's likely going to be eased into the rotation upon his return, limiting his value to deep leagues. His next injury is just right around the corner, so owners shouldn't be too excited to add the former No. 1 overall pick. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:25 am
     
    Injured
  • Andrei Kirilenko is not traveling w/ the Nets
    Andrei Kirilenko (personal) is not traveling with the Nets on their current road trip, and head coach Lionel Hollins doesn't know when/if he'll return.

    Advice: Kirilenko has completely fallen out of the Nets rotation, and sources are saying the situation may not be resolved until he's on another team. AK-47 isn't worth owning in any league, as most of his season averages fall on the right side of the decimal point, and when he's in uniform there's no guarantee he steps on the court. It's looking like he may have played his last game wearing a Brooklyn jersey. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:13 am
  • Quincy Pondexter (illness) doubtful for Fri.
    Quincy Pondexter (illness) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Courtney Lee said that Pondexter is dealing with the worst part of the illness today, so it would be a bit shocking if he were to suit up. If Pondexter sits, there will be more minutes to go around for Vince Carter and Courtney Lee. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:50 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Tony Allen (illness) questionable for Friday
    Tony Allen (illness) left Friday morning's shootaround early, and remains questionable to suit up vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: If Allen is unable to go Vince Carter would likely see an increase in his minutes. Carter was able to play 27 minutes off the bench during his last outing, but was only managed seven points, three assists, and one three-pointer. However, he does have a favorable matchup today vs. the Celtics, so he may be worth the risk in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:48 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Jarnell Stokes (illness) will play Friday
    Jarnell Stokes (illness) will play Friday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He'll be available to play but there's no guarantee he'll get off the bench. Stokes can be ignored in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:43 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Kosta Koufos (illness) will play Friday
    Kosta Koufos (illness) will play Friday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Koufos will play backup minutes behind Marc Gasol, and he can't be considered an asset in standard leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:41 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Jon Leuer (illness) will play Friday vs. BOS
    Jon Leuer (illness) will suit up for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Leuer is nothing more than a backup, and he's averaging 3.6 points and 2.6 rebounds on the season. As long as Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are healthy, Leuer isn't going to be worth touching in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:39 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Matt Bonner (stomach) out Friday vs. Boston
    Matt Bonner (stomach illness) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Bonner has zero fantasy value in most fantasy leagues, and his absence just means more minutes for Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw, and Aaron Baynes. Bonner can remain on the wire in nearly all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:22 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • 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
    Today, 9:19 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • Stan Van Gundy praises Jonas Jerebko's play
    Stan Van Gundy praised Jonas Jerebko's play during a recent interview.

    Advice: "He's really focused on moving the ball and running to more pick and rolls, so our ball movement is much, much better with Jonas at the four than it is with our other guys," Van Gundy said. "He's just more tuned in to that. And he can stretch the floor out and shoot the ball, so you spread the defense out. And, really, with him at the four is our only chance to spread the defense out and get more room." Jerebko is averaging just 7.0 points and 2.7 rebounds over 16.5 minutes of action this season, so he can't be considered an asset in standard leagues. However, if an injury occurs to the Pistons' frontcourt, Jerebko will be a name to monitor. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:05 am
  • Jason Richardson (foot) targeting Jan. return
    Jason Richardson (foot) stated during a recent interview that he'll "definitely" return before the All-Star break.

    Advice: "[I'll] definitely be back before the all-star break or January or maybe even before this year is over with," said Richardson. "I’ll see how my body takes all this training and getting ready for it." Players are generally more optimistic with regards to their potential return dates, so we wouldn't read too much into this. Richardson hasn't played in an NBA game since the 2012-13 season, and the Sixers may be looking to use Richardson as more of a mentor than a role player. As it stands right now, Richardson has zero fantasy value, and doesn't offer enough upside to be viewed as a stash candidate. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:53 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Pho
  • Flip says Corey Brewer too valuable to trade
    Head coach and team president Flip Saunders stated during a recent interview that Corey Brewer is too valuable to the team to be traded.

    Advice: This seems like posturing more than anything, as the Timberwolves are currently sitting on record of 3-7. Saunders may value Brewer's hard-nosed defense, but his play isn't exactly equating to wins for the Wolves. He's averaging 10.2 points and 2.1 steals on the season over 23.5 minutes of action, so he can be viewed as a steals specialist for owners in deep leagues. However, if he is traded to a title contender (a team with a deep wing rotation), he'll likely become a non-factor in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:40 am
  • Quincy Acy dealing with sprained right wrist
    Quincy Acy has been dealing with a sprained right wrist, and recently had cortisone shot to help relieve the pain.

    Advice: Acy has been dealing with this injury since preseason, and it's been giving him trouble with catching passes. He committed three turnovers during Wednesday's game vs. the Timberwolves, all on fumbled passes, but also added nine points and eight rebounds. Acy has bounced in and out of the starting lineup with the Knicks, and is currently averaging 5.0 points and 5.9 rebounds on the year. In other words, he's not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:41 am
  • Mazel Tov: Omri Casspi has perfect shooting
    Omri Casspi made all five shots from the field and all four from the line for 14 points with one rebound and one steal against the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He played a handful of minutes as the stretch four tonight, but most of his playing time will come as Rudy Gay's backup. Casspi is only worth owning in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Jarnell Stokes is questionable for Friday
    Jarnell Stokes (illness) is questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: While he was impressive at summer league, Stokes usually receives DNP-CDs when the Grizzlies are hit with a mutant strain of the flu. He won't have fantasy value while the team is healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:42 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Jon Leuer (illness) is questionable for Fri.
    Jon Leuer (illness) is questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: Johnny Basketball has made some exciting plays for the Grizzlies, but he's not a regular contributor. Leuer has no fantasy value right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:41 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Kosta Koufos is questionable for Friday
    Kosta Koufos (illness) is questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He has been backing up Marc Gasol, but Koufos doesn't have much fantasy value while Gasol and Zach Randolph are healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:39 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Quincy Pondexter is questionable for Friday
    Quincy Pondexter (illness) is listed as questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He looks like he's a little behind schedule on the illness, so Pondexter might have a smaller chance to play. He's not a fantasy option as long as Courtney Lee and Tony Allen are out there. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:34 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Tony Allen is questionable for Friday
    Tony Allen (illness) is questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies were missing half of their team on Wednesday, but they look like they could play on Friday because they waived their emergency guys. Allen owners will want to check back tomorrow evening. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:32 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Matt Bonner (stomach) questionable for Friday
    Matt Bonner (stomach illness) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Bonner is averaging just 6.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.4 three-pointers on the season, and that pretty much tells you all you need to know about Bonner's non-existent fantasy value. Feel free to leave The Red Mamba on the wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:21 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • 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
    Yesterday, 2:16 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • Jason Thompson (quad) probable for Thursday
    Jason Thompson (quad) is being listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. Chicago.

    Advice: Thompson is averaging just 4.3 points and 6.3 rebounds as a starter for the Kings, and he's faced with a very difficult matchup today against an imposing Chicago frontcourt. So whether he plays tonight should be of little concern to owners in standard leagues. However, if Thompson does sit this one out Carl Landry would be in line for some increased minutes, but given Sacramento's opponent, neither player makes for a very attractive option. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:18 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani expected to play Saturday
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) is expected to be available when the Knicks play the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: Bargnani has finally been able to practice without any setbacks and it looks like his season debut will come against the Sixers on Saturday. He'll likely be worked into the Knicks' rotation in a limited role, however, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues for the time being. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:10 am
     
    Injured
  • Corey Brewer had to gut through game Weds
    Corey Brewer (illness) admitted that he had to gut through Wednesday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: Brewer wasn't certain if he would be able to suit up after missing morning shootaround, but was able to play 29 minutes despite his illness. "I was hurting so bad," Brewer said. The 28-year-old should be good-to-go for Friday's game against the Spurs, but his fantasy value is still limited to deeper leagues, despite the six steals on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:59 am
  • Quincy Pondexter struggles in start for MEM
    Quincy Pondexter started for the flu-depleted Grizzlies on Wednesday and had just four points and one rebound on 2-of-6 shooting in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Courtney Lee, Tony Allen and a few others were out with the illness tonight, so QP drew the start. He looked like a sneaky daily play, but that plan didn't work out as planned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:24 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Corey Brewer has six steals against NYK
    Corey Brewer played through an illness on Wednesday and looked healthy with 14 points, two rebounds, two assists and six steals in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Brewer had an IV to help his dehydration and he was very questionable to play tonight. This was a big game for his trade value and he's unlikely to be this success again all season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:15 pm
  • Quincy Acy plays 32 minutes vs. Wolves
    Quincy Acy played 32 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday with nine points, eight boards and three turnovers.

    Advice: Garbage time was a factor here and Acy wouldn't usually get this much playing time even in a start. In his previous four starts, Acy only averaged 5.0 points, 6.3 boards and 0.3 blocks. He's only worth owning in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:43 pm
  • Corey Brewer expected to play Wednesday
    Corey Brewer is expected to play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The report does add "barring any changes," so it's not a 100 percent lock. Brewer should still be on most fantasy benches tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:26 pm
  • Corey Brewer questionable with an illness
    Corey Brewer (illness) received an IV and is questionable to play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Well, it's flu season. Brewer and Kevin Martin could both miss tonight, so Shabazz Muhammad, Glenn Robinson III, Chase Budinger and Robbie Hummel may all have to help out. Brewer should obviously be benched in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:49 pm
  • Quincy Acy will start on Wednesday night
    Quincy Acy will start next to Shane Larkin, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony and Samuel Dalembert against the Wolves.

    Advice: The Knicks are going with the big lineup tonight, but Acy is still not a fantasy option. He's only averaged 5.0 points, 6.3 boards and 0.3 blocks in his four previous starts. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:43 pm
  • Quincy Pondexter in line for big minutes Wed.
    Quincy Pondexter should play heavy minutes for the Grizzlies on Wednesday, as they're down to only nine healthy players.

    Advice: Five guys are out with the flu including Courtney Lee and Tony Allen, which opens up a major opportunity for Q-Pon on the wings. He's well worth considering as a fill-in option in daily leagues, but doesn't have enough long-term value to bother with anywhere else. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:39 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Jon Leuer is out for Wednesday night
    Jon Leuer (illness) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies aren't too bad of shape in the front court and rookie Jarnell Stokes could get some minutes. Leuer should be considered questionable for Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:38 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Tony Allen will not play on Wednesday
    Tony Allen (illness) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies are in deep trouble with half of their rotation out tonight. Tayshaun Prince, Quincy Pondexter, Vince Carter and Jordan Adams will soak up as many minutes as they can. Allen should be considered questionable for Friday against the Celtics. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:33 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Kost Koufos out Wednesday w/ the flu
    Kosta Koufos will not play vs. the Raptors on Tuesday due to the flu.

    Advice: Jon Leuer is also out with the flu, leaving the Grizzlies' frontcourt very thin behind Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, who will play as many minutes as possible. Jarnell Stokes should also crack the rotation, but it's just as likely that guys like Tayshaun Prince and Quincy Pondexter will play out-of-position minutes in the frontcourt. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:31 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Jason Richardson (foot) optimistic for return
    Jason Richardson expects to return from the stress fracture in his right foot this season, potentially before January.

    Advice: "There's no doubt in my mind I'll be back this year," Richardson said. "I might be back before January if all goes well." The veteran's optimism is nice to hear but we're certainly not betting on a return in 2014, and even once he's healthy he may not crack the 76ers' rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:57 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Pho
  • Matt Bonner out Wednesday w/ stomach illness
    Matt Bonner will not suit up for the Spurs on Wednesday due to a stomach illness.

    Advice: Tiago Splitter (calf) is still on the shelf, so there will be extra opportunities for Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw and Aron Baynes against the Cavaliers' lenient frontcourt. Bonner is coming off a fluky 18-point game vs. the 76ers, but he's too inconsistent for use as more than a 3-point specialist in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:40 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • 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
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • Jon Leuer (flu) questionable for Wednesday
    Jon Leuer (flu) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Toronto.

    Advice: He is not the only Grizzly battling the flu, joining Tony Allen, Kosta Koufos, Beno Udrih and Courtney Lee on the injury report. If Leuer sits this one out, rookie Jarnell Stokes will see an uptick in minutes, but not enough to warrant attention in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:27 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Kosta Koufos (flu) questionable Wednesday
    Kosta Koufos (flu) is questionable for Wednesday's game.

    Advice: He will join Tony Allen, Courtney Lee, Beno Udrih and Jon Leuer on the injury list as they are all dealing with flu-like symptoms. Koufos is the first-big off of the bench, so his absence could mean decent minutes for rookie Jarnell Stokes, though he isn't worth targeting in almost any league. Check back for an update before tip-off. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:14 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Tony Allen (flu) questionable on Wednesday
    Tony Allen, Kosta Koufos, Courtney Lee, Jon Leuer, and Beno Udrih are all questionable to face the Raptors on Wednesday as they are all dealing with flu-like symptoms.

    Advice: This is a nightmare for the Grizzlies, as they could be incredibly shorthanded against Toronto if they have to sit out. If any of these players sit out, we may get an extended look at rookies Jordan Adams and Jarnell Stokes, while Vince Carter and Quincy Pondexter would likely benefit the most. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:06 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • 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
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • Jason Thompson (quad) posts 15 & 9 Tuesday
    Jason Thompson (quad) had 15 points, nine rebounds and two turnovers in 25 minutes of action on Tuesday.

    Advice: He jumped out to a quick start and looked unimpeded by his recent quad injury, but as usual his fantasy contributions were restricted to points, FG percentage and rebounds. Fantasy owners in deeper formats would be better off looking for value in backup PF Carl Landry (eight points, nine boards, one steal in 16 minutes). Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:39 pm
  • Jason Thompson (quad) will play Tuesday
    Jason Thompson (quad) will play in Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: He is only averaging 3.2 points per game this season so this goes without saying that he shouldn't be considered in standard leagues. Even worse, Thompson will have to deal with Anthony Davis all night which makes him quite unappealing in daily leagues. You can safely ignore him in almost all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:58 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) doubtful for Wed.
    Marco Belinelli (groin) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: If Belinelli is unable to go, Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard will continue to sop up his minutes. Belinelli is averaging 8.3 points and 1.7 three-pointers per game this year, so he can only be considered an asset in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:06 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • Jason Thompson (quad) probable Tuesday vs. NO
    Jason Thompson (left quad tendinitis) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: Thompson is averaging just 3.2 points and 6.0 rebounds over 25 minutes of action this season, so he's obviously not worth a roster spot in standard leagues. It sounds like he'll suit up on Tuesday, but if he's unable to go, Carl Landry would likely pick up most of his minutes. Reggie Evans could also see some extended run off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:36 pm
  • Jarnell Stokes sees first minutes of career
    Jarnell Stokes say the first minutes of his NBA career during Monday's blowout win over the Rockets.

    Advice: Stokes scored four points to go along with two rebounds during his first six minutes of NBA action after being selected in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft. While it's nice to see the Memphis native get some playing time, he's not going to see enough minutes to warrant any attention from fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:10 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Andrei Kirilenko still out of Nets rotation
    Andre Kirilenko told reporters that he doesn't know what to do to get back in the Nets' rotation.

    Advice: Kirilenko said he spoke with Nets' head coach Lionel Hollins about the situation and appreciated the coach's honesty, but is still disappointed. AK-47 has played just 27 minutes this season, so fantasy owners can feel free to move on from the 33-year-old. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:52 am
  • Pondexter posts nice line in blowout win
    Quincy Pondexter scored 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds and four assists over 30 minutes in Monday's blowout win.

    Advice: Pondexter has been in and out of the rotation and we need to see this many more times before we let him out of our doghouse. He and Kosta Koufos (three steals, three blocks, 10 points, six boards) obviously benefited from the garbage time tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:29 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Red Mamba scores 18 points in win
    Matt Bonner scored 18 points with one rebound, three assists and four 3-pointers in 20 minutes against the 76ers on Monday.

    Advice: The 76ers will give up big lines and this is one of the funnier ones. Bonner is not worth owning in most leagues, but he's a deep-league spot-start guy while Tiago Splitter (calf) is out. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:24 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • Corey Brewer dealing with trade rumors
    Corey Brewer said he received 30 calls on Sunday night because of the trade rumors.

    Advice: The Wolves aren't going anywhere and Brewer could wind up on the Cavs or Rockets. If he is traded, that should open up some more minutes for Andrew Wiggins, Shabazz Muhammad and Chase Budinger. Brewer isn't worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:52 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani won't be back before Saturday
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) isn't expected to debut before Saturday after returning to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Bargnani finally made it through a practice and did everything, but there's still nothing set in stone. When he does return, he'll be worked in slowly in a role that offers nothing in the short or long haul. The good news is that Bargnani felt no pain at all on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:59 am
     
    Injured
  • Spurs hopeful Belinelli returns this week
    The Spurs are hopeful Marco Belinelli (groin) can return this week.

    Advice: Belinelli was participating in shell drills on Monday, and it would be a surprise if he's not back sooner versus later at this point given his progression. While he remains out, Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard's minutes will continue to be higher than usual. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:13 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • Andrea Bargnani could practice by Friday
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) could practice by Friday.

    Advice: Bargnani updates have been few and far between since he injured his hamstring in the preseason, but it appears he's finally making progress. It's unclear what his role will be when he does return, and owners in standard leagues can monitor his progress from the waive wire. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:54 am
     
    Injured
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) out Monday vs. 76ers
    Marco Belinelli (groin) will not suit up for Monday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green will continue to see extended minutes with Belinelli sidelined, and Marco can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:25 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • Report: Corey Brewer being shopped by Wolves
    The Timberwolves are reportedly in active trade discussions with the Cavaliers and Rockets on veteran swingman Corey Brewer.

    Advice: Brewer is averaging just 9.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.7 steals this season, and a move to a crowded backcourt on either of the aforementioned teams wouldn't do him any favors. He's a guy that can help an actual basketball team much more than a fantasy squad, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:24 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) out on Sunday
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game, but coach Derek Fisher is hopeful that both Bargnani and Jose Calderon (calf) can resume practicing this week.

    Advice: Owners in standard leagues have the luxury of waiting with this news, as Bargnani will have to prove that he can still perform at a high level, which we haven't seen in a long time. He could return in late November, making him someone to keep an eye on in deeper leagues for owners who enjoy a little risk. Calderon, on the other hand, needs to be owned in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:06 am
     
    Injured
  • Quincy Acy will draw the start on Sunday
    Quincy Acy will draw the start against Denver on Sunday, while Amare Stoudemire is expected to come off of the bench.

    Advice: Acy isn't consistent enough to be considered in standard leagues, but he can provide enough points and rebounds to be relevant for owners in deeper leagues. However, as long as Stoudemire is active, he will likely get the bulk of the minutes at PF and is the obvious choice here. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:43 am
  • Andrie Kirilenko picks up another DNP-CD
    Andrei Kirilenko picked up yet another DNP-CD on Saturday, and has only managed to play 27 minutes this season.

    Advice: It keeps getting worse for him, and he has simply fallen completely out of the rotation. The fact that Bojan Bogdanovic is getting minutes, let alone starting, speaks volumes about Kirilenko this season. Owners can ignore AK-47 in almost all leagues until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:57 am
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) ruled out on Saturday
    Marco Belinelli (groin) was ruled out for Saturday's game against Sacramento.

    Advice: He was ruled out fairly early in the morning on Saturday suggesting that he was nowhere close to playing. Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green will continue to pick up the slack in his absence. Owners in deep leagues can ignore Belinelli for now but once he regains his health, he could be a decent option for those in need of 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:06 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • Tony Allen goes for a goose egg on Thurs.
    Tony Allen did not score in 24 minutes against the Kings on Thursday with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one turnover.

    Advice: He is not going to drop 20-point games with regularity, but the steals are going to be there for the Grind Father. Allen is a sneaky specialist in standard leagues, but he's obviously not a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:34 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Marco Belinelli won't play on Friday night
    Marco Belinelli (groin) has been ruled out for Friday night against the Lakers.

    Advice: His groin injury is certainly not minor and there will be no substantial sanctions for the Spurs here. Kawhi Leonard has seen his minutes increase while Danny Green is slightly more reliable sans Belinelli. The Italian can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:05 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • Bargnani (hamstring) limited in practice
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) has not yet been cleared for contact, and was limited during Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Bargnani remains without an official timetable for his return, but with a lengthy history of being sidelined, and minimal contributions to the stat sheet, he's not going to be someone worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:21 pm
     
    Injured
  • Quincy Pondexter, Dave Joerger have meeting
    Quincy Pondexter and Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger had a closed-door meeting before Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: The backup swingman played just two minutes during Tuesday's win over the Lakers and Joerger took some time to clear the air with Pondexter. "The message is, this is what I was thinking and this is what I’m thinking going forward," Joerger said. "It’s always about not letting little things become big things. When you don’t talk to guys, that’s the worst." Pondexter is stuck behind Courtney Lee on the Grizzlies' depth chart and shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:14 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Corey Brewer scores 18 off Wolves bench
    Corey Brewer came off the bench to hit 7-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for 18 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 24 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Brewer had just five points in his previous game and has scored in double figures just twice this season. Flip Saunders rested Thaddeus Young and Kevin Martin for much of this one, resulting in a nice night for Brewer. But as long as he's coming off the bench, you can continue to ignore him for now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:02 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) out indefinitely
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) is "progressing well" but he still doesn't have a return date.

    Advice: Bargnani has been limited in practices and what little value he might have is dwindling by the day. His 3-point shooting has deteriorated over the years and he rebounds at a historically poor rate for a 7-footer, so when you throw in his lengthy injury history there's no incentive to own him in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:03 pm
     
    Injured
  • Quincy Acy back in Knicks' starting lineup
    Quincy Acy will return to the Knicks' starting lineup on Wednesday, playing PF with Carmelo Anthony shifting to SF.

    Advice: Tim Hardaway Jr. goes back to the bench as a consequence, where he'll battle J.R. Smith for reserve playing time behind Iman Shumpert and Melo. Acy is averaging just 5.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 21.5 minutes as a starter this season, ruling him out as a standard-league option. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:53 pm
  • Jarnell Stokes won't see action anytime soon
    Jarnell Stokes won't see any action anytime soon according to coach Joerger.

    Advice: "Jarnell Stokes is going to have a tough time playing. He's not going to play in front of those four guys at any point," Joerger said. "If someone turns an ankle, though, then he becomes very important." This news reiterates the fact that Stokes can be ignored in almost all fantasy leagues, as he will likely float between the Grizzlies and the D-league all season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:41 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) questionable for Fri.
    Marco Belinelli (groin) was unavailable for Tuesday's game.

    Advice: Belinelli was expected to miss 7-10 days as of Thursday, and the Spurs will assuredly play it safe with their veteran SG, so there are no guarantees that he'll be active vs. the Lakers on Friday. Corey Joseph, Danny Green and Manu Ginobili each get a few more minutes in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:43 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • Jason Thompson starts, plays just 13 minutes
    Jason Thompson started at PF on Tuesday but quickly took a backseat to Carl Landry, finishing scoreless with four rebounds and one assist in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He's averaging 2.8 points on 28.6 percent shooting in the Kings' past five games, and has nearly as many turnovers (10) as combined assists, steals and blocks. Needless to say, he belongs on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:26 pm
  • Tony Allen ties season-high vs. Kobe & Lakers
    Tony Allen tied his season-high in scoring vs. the Lakers, making 6-of-10 shots to finish with 12 points, seven rebounds, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Allen was fighting for a starting job this preseason but he's now locked in alongside SG Courtney Lee, while Tayshaun Prince finished Tuesday's game as a DNP-CD. His offense is too limited for use in most fantasy formats, though he's worth a look if you need a steals specialist. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:04 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Kosta Koufos chips in season-high 14 points
    Kosta Koufos scored a season-high 14 points (5-of-5 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) in 25 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, adding three rebounds and one block to help Memphis hold off the visiting Lakers.

    Advice: Jon Leuer played just nine minutes and isn't a big part of the rotation right now, leaving Koufos as the first big man off the bench. His productivity is a great sight for Grizzlies fans, but it's hardly relevant in fantasy circles while Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:00 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Andre Bargnani won't play Weds vs Magic
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) has been declared out for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Bargnani had been targeting Wednesday as a return date, but was unable to practice on Tuesday and will now look towards Friday's game against the Jazz. Fantasy owners in all but the deepest of leagues can feel free to leave Bargnani on waivers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:01 am
     
    Injured
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