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    • Patrick Patterson stinks in a start
      Patrick Patterson started against the Warriors on Friday with four points, two rebounds and one turnover in 22 minutes.

      Advice: This starting lineup usually crushes when it's on the court, but that wasn't the case tonight. Pattterson's numbers probably won't change with the starters, but he'll obviously be better than this. He's more of a 14- and 16-team guy right now. Rotoworld.com
      40 minutes ago
    • Lou Amundson erupts for 17 points, 14 boards
      Lou Amundson scored 17 points with 14 rebounds, two assists and three blocks during a 121-115 overtime win against the Pistons on Friday.

      Advice: The Knicks frontcourt dominated against the Pistons tonight. Amundson did score 14 points in his last game on Wednesday and seems like he could be a 10-8 guy for points and boards now. He's more of a player to own in deep leagues, though. Rotoworld.com
      56 minutes ago
    • Henderson holds on with solid night
      Gerald Henderson scored 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block on Friday.

      Advice: Henderson has been a borderline value in 12-team standard leagues for the last week or so and one has to wonder how his numbers will hold up with Mo Williams around. If you want to ride him while he's moderately productive go for it, but there's not enough upside to call him a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:46 pm
    • Cleanthony Early scores two in start
      Cleanthony Early scored two points in a start against the Pistons on Friday with two rebounds, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He only played 20 minutes and this was not an encouraging game for him. Early had high hopes at the first sign of Carmelo Anthony missing time back in 2014, but it's just not happening. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:45 pm
    • Reappearing Act: Andrea Bargnani scores 25
      Andrea Bargnani turned back the clock against the Pistons on Friday with 25 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He is clearly the first option for the Knicks on offense right now. Bargnani had a 26.9 usage rate tonight, which is a shade above his season 25.3 usage rate. Il Mago started tonight and is almost certainly going to stick. He is a tremendous injury risk and this big line tonight is unlikely to happen again, but he's worth a look in standard leagues. It's hard to believe for a guy who was possibly going to be cut. Take that, Masai Ujiri. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:36 pm
    • Frye hits three treys for 10 points in loss
      Channing Frye hit 3-of-10 shots (3-of-8 from deep) for 10 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks over 24 minutes in Friday's loss to the Hawks.

      Advice: Frye has provided some late-round value over the last week but as you expand the sample he has been a mess for fantasy owners. Feel free to give him a look but he comes with no guarantees at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:11 pm
    • C.J. Miles plays 33 minutes
      C.J. Miles played 33 minutes against the Cavs on Friday with 13 points, two rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: His numbers haven't really been there for the most part, but they look OK in February. In his previous eight games, Miles averaged 14.5 points, 3.4 boards, 1.3 steals and 2.0 treys on 46.7 percent from the field. If you're OK with his so-so shooting percentages, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:53 pm
       
      W, 93-86 * vs Cle
    • Iman Shumpert starts second half on Friday
      Iman Shumpert started the second half on Friday during a 93-86 loss to the Pacers, scoring 13 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and five turnovers.

      Advice: James Jones didn't do much, so coach David Blatt switched it up. LeBron James was basically just getting scheduled rest, so there's no need to add Shumpert. In his previous February games, he averaged 7.6 points, 3.0 boards, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:47 pm
    • Psycho T tossed on Friday
      Tyler Hansbrough and Festus Ezeli were ejected for an alteration on Friday.

      Advice: Hansbrough's nickname isn't Mild-Mannered T. He can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:26 pm
    • Carl Landry starting next to Jason Thompson
      Carl Landry will start next to Jason Thompson on Friday night against the Spurs.

      Advice: In the George Karl era, these two guys have logged a grand total of four minutes next to each other, but they were great with an offensive rating of 154.2 in those four minutes. Landry is capable of putting up numbers and he might be worth a look in deep leagues. He's still not someone to trust on a 14-game night, obviously. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:26 pm
    • C.J. Miles (foot) will start Friday vs. CLE
      C.J. Miles (foot) will remain in the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: Miles is averaging 13.7 points and 1.8 three-pointers per game on 38.1 percent shooting from the field this season. He basically scores inefficiently, limiting his value to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:14 pm
       
      W, 93-86 * vs Cle
    • Patrick Patterson starting over Amir Johnson
      Patrick Patterson will start over Amir Johnson on Friday.

      Advice: It makes a lot of sense on offense to help space the floor for basically every other starter. Patterson's role shouldn't change too much and we're basically just going to see his minutes come next to different guys. Still, he has a nice upside and is worth a look in standard leagues in case he gets an extra 5-8 minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:12 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (knee) out on Friday night
      Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Friday.

      Advice: The Nuggets do get Kenneth Faried back, so they're not too thin at power forward. However, they're still very thin at center and will likely lean on Joffrey Lauvergne the most in their frontcourt. J.J. Hickson may also play more, but he has sort of fallen out of favor with his coach recently. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:45 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 104-82 vs Uta
    • James Jones starting for LeBron
      James Jones will start against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: Revenge game because he started his career with the Pacers? Kidding aside, Jones played just one minute last night and he was out of the rotation earlier this season. Fantasy owners should be looking to J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert more than Jones. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:28 pm
    • Cleanthony Early starting for Friday
      Cleanthony Early will start on Friday against the Pistons.

      Advice: He's basically taking Jose Calderon (Achilles) spot with Langston Galloway sliding over to the point. Early has been a disaster this season, so fantasy owners can keep him on the wire in most leagues. We'll let you know how he fares tonight considering he has some upside. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:21 pm
    • Bargnani, Cleanthony Early starting on Friday
      Andrea Bargnani and Cleanthony Early will start on Friday night against the Pistons.

      Advice: Jason Smith will move that the bench. Bargnani had a 30.7 usage rate on Wednesday, so this isn't a big surprise. He has been the main weapon in the offense when he's on the floor, but he's still injured a lot and is not shooting the ball well this season. Since his return, Bargnani averaged 10.8 points, 4.8 boards and 1.0 blocks on 39.5 percent from the field. Add him at your own risk, but letting him be someone else's problem isn't a bad idea. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:14 pm
    • Victor Claver agrees to deal w/ Russian team
      Victor Claver has agreed to sign with Khimki Moscow of Russia.

      Advice: With career averages of 3.2 points and 2.2 rebounds on 39.8 percent shooting from the field, it's very possible Claver has played his last game in the NBA. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:08 am
    • Michael Beasley to come off the bench Friday
      Michael Beasley will come off the bench for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Beasley is in an ideal situation to produce, playing for a Miami team that has been devastated by injuries. He knows head coach Erik Spoelstra's system, and he has limited competition for minutes with Udonis Haslem as the only healthy power forward on the roster. However, Beasley has failed to produce in ideal situations before, so owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach here. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:31 am
    • SVG likes what he has in Shawne Williams
      Stan Van Gundy said that claiming Shawne Williams off of waivers "was an easy decision," and he heaped praise on him following his first practice with the team.

      Advice: "We like to play a good part of the game, two-thirds of it, with the floor spread out," said Van Gundy. "And he gives us another guy, so if we hit foul trouble or injury or anything, we've got another guy to protect us and who I think we can go forward with into next year." While SVG does like what he has, it sounds like he doesn't plan on using his newly acquired asset unless Detroit gets hit by injuries or foul trouble, thus removing Williams from the standard league conversation. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:19 am
    • Darrell Arthur (calf) doubtful Friday vs. UTA
      Darrell Arthur (calf strain) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Arthur only lasted three minutes during his last outing, and with season averages of 7.3 points and 3.2 rebounds on 40.8 percent shooting from the field, it's safe to leave Arthur on the wire in most leagues. With both Arthur and Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) unavailable for Friday, J.J. Hickson and Kenneth Faried are going to see heavy minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:23 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 104-82 vs Uta
    • C.J. Miles (foot) doesn't practice Thursday
      C.J. Miles (foot) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and head coach Frank Vogel said that he was hopeful to have him available for Friday's game vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: If Miles is forced to sit on Friday, Rodney Stuckey will get all the run he can handle, although he'd remain a risky play in daily leagues as he's battled with consistency all season long. Solomon Hill would also have more opportunity for playing time if Miles is unavailable, but he too has struggled with consistency this season, and would make for a risky option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:19 pm
       
      W, 93-86 * vs Cle
    • Michael Beasley will be active Friday vs. NO
      Michael Beasley will be active and available to play for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Beasley hasn't been able to produce enough statistically to be considered a viable option in standard leagues for the past three seasons, and while he will have some opportunity playing for a Miami team that has been devastated by injuries, he has a long history of failing to reach his potential. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach here. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:16 am
    • Michael Beasley to Miami Heat 3.0
      The Miami Heat have signed F Michael Beasley to a 10-day contract.

      Advice: While it's unlikely that Beasley will provide much fantasy value, this is a situation worth monitoring. He should be in shape as he's been playing in China and there are plenty of minutes available in the injury-depleted Heat frontcourt. There's a good chance that Beasley flames out in his third stint with the Heat, but owners in deep leagues may want to take a flier on the former No. 2 overall pick if they have an open roster spot. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:49 am
    • Andrea Bargnani making some knoise in NY
      Andrea Bargnani played 25 minutes and hit 5-of-13 shots for 17 points, six rebound and two blocks in another Knicks loss.

      Advice: That's four straight games in double figures for Bargs, who also has five blocks over his last five games. He's no longer a threat from downtown, and is likely to get hurt any day now, but if you need a big man and want to take a flier on him, he might be able to stay relevant for a couple more weeks or so. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:14 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (knee) out for game
      Darrell Arthur (right knee) will not return on Wednesday night.

      Advice: The team is calling it a strain, which usually suggests it's a muscle issue. If Arthur is out, the Nuggets will be very shorthanded. Joffrey Lauvergne and J.J. Hickson may have to play more. He finished with one point and no other stats in three minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:27 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 104-82 vs Uta
    • Cleanthony Early dealing with an ankle sprain
      Cleanthony Early is dealing with a new ankle sprain, leaving his status uncertain for Wednesday's game vs. Boston.

      Advice: Lance Thomas (groin) will not play on Wednesday night, meaning players such as Travis Wear, Quincy Acy and Tim Hardaway Jr. could be in the mix for big minutes vs. the Celtics. Early isn't a reliable option in deeper leagues even when he is healthy, so owners cans safely leave him on the wire. Check back closer to tip-off for the latest updates. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:36 am
    • Patrick Patterson (knee) has 12 pts in return
      Patrick Patterson returned from a sore left knee to finish Tuesday's road loss in Dallas with 12 points, two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, one assist and one block.

      Advice: He shot 5-of-11 from the field in 28 minutes of action and the knee injury doesn't seem likely to limit him going forward. Pat-Pat's steady contributions in 3-pointers (1.5), rebounds (5.3), steals (1.5) and blocks (0.7) have been enough for mid-round value over the past few months, especially since he shoots well from both the field and the FT line. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:42 pm
    • C.J. Miles scores team-high 21 points vs. OKC
      C.J. Miles pitched in a team-high 21 points vs. the Thunder on Tuesday, making 9-of-14 shots with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one steal and two turnovers.

      Advice: He did his damage in 27 minutes and none of Indy's starters hit the 30-minute mark tonight, as coach Frank Vogel leaned on his bench after the starters dug a double-digit hole in the first quarter. Miles appears to have locked up a starting job and he's returning solid late-round value over the past month with averages of 13.8 points, 1.8 triples, 3.0 boards and 1.1 steals, all with solid percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:17 pm
       
      W, 93-86 * vs Cle
    • Patrick Patterson (knee) will play on Tuesday
      Patrick Patterson (left knee sprain) will play on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks.

      Advice: Patterson wasn't able to play on Monday against the Pelicans, but the fact that he is returning after just a one-game absence suggests that his injury is likely minor. With season averages of just 8.5 points, 5.5 boards and 1.4 3-pointers in 26.5 minutes per game, his value is limited to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:16 pm
    • Report: DET nabs Shawne Williams off waivers
      The Pistons have reportedly claimed Shawne Williams off waivers.

      Advice: Williams will slot into the backup power forward slot in Detroit, and he'll now be fighting for reserve minutes with Anthony Tolliver. Both these guys could be headed for a timeshare, and this is a situation that should be avoided in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:35 pm
    • Darrell Arthur scores 10 in start
      Darrell Arthur scored 10 points in a start at power forward on Monday with seven rebounds on 5-of-15 from the field.

      Advice: He played more than expected because Kenneth Faried (hand) missed some time tonight. Arthur does have a decent ceiling because he takes shots and is solid with defensive stats. In fact, he averaged 7.4 points, 3.0 boards 1.1 blocks and 1.0 steals in his previous seven games this month. He's only worth a look in 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:05 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 104-82 vs Uta
    • Darrell Arthur starts, Kenneth Faried benched
      Darrell Arthur will start at power forward with Kenneth Faried coming off the bench against the Nets.

      Advice: Wow. Faried has not been playing well, but this is a bold move for even Brian Shaw. Arthur probably won't play more than 24 minutes tonight even with Wilson Chandler out, so he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Plus, he tends to get hurt a lot. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:11 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 104-82 vs Uta
    • Patrick Patterson out with knee sprain
      Patrick Patterson (left knee sprain) will not play against the Pelicans on Monday.

      Advice: He played his normal 24 minutes on Saturday, but didn't quite look like himself. Patterson should be considered questionable for Tuesday against the Mavs. Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas should get more minutes with Tyler Hansbrough playing a bit more. James Johnson should also get run at the four. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:41 pm
    • Patrick Patterson (knee) questionable Monday
      Patrick Patterson (sprained knee) is questionable to play on Monday against the Pelicans.

      Advice: If Patterson is forced to sit out, it would mean more minutes for the Johnson Bros* in Amir and James. Please note that these guys are not actually brothers, and that is just a nickname. Tyler Hansbrough could also see a small boost in minutes if Patterson is sidelined, but he's not worth fantasy consideration. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:33 am
    • Heat could add another big man to the roster
      The Heat could sign another player to fill its 15th roster spot, and the candidates include Thomas Robinson, Andray Blatche and Michael Beasley.

      Advice: Miami is 'discussing' what to do with the roster spot, and although the team could wind up doing nothing, it sounds like they might want to bring in some more help with how thin their frontcourt is. Despite recently getting permission to work out at AmericanAirlines Arena, we don't see a Beasley reunion in the cards for the Heat. Of the three names mentioned, Blatche, who has played this season in China, would seemingly be the best fit. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:16 am
    • Gerald Henderson (wrist) held to four points
      Gerald Henderson played through a sore left wrist on Sunday vs. the Mavericks, finishing with only four points, three boards, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

      Advice: This is not the same wrist that Henderson had surgery on in May and it doesn't appear that he is danger of missing any action. He doesn't contribute much beyond the occasional scoring outburst and owners in standard leagues can almost certainly do better, especially now that Mo Williams has joined the Hornets' backcourt rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:37 pm
    • Channing Frye scores 15 pts w/ three triples
      Channing Frye got hot vs. the Sixers on Sunday, hitting 6-of-10 shots with three 3-pointers to finish with 15 points, three boards and one block in just 21 minutes.

      Advice: Frye said he's still "getting used to this new offense" under interim coach James Borrego, who seems content starting Frye at PF ahead of Aaron Gordon (10 minutes), Kyle O'Quinn (DNP-CD) or Andrew Nicholson (four minutes). Frye's 3-point shooting gives him instant specialist appeal, and he contributes just enough in other categories to warrant attention in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:16 pm
    • Nuggets waive F Victor Claver on Sunday
      The Nuggets waived F Victor Claver on Sunday.

      Advice: With season averages of 2.4 points and 2.0 rebounds per game, Claver can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:43 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani logs season-high 28 minutes
      Andrea Bargnani logged a season-high 28 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Cavs, putting up 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting with five rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover.

      Advice: Bargnani has missed his standard one-half of the regular season, so perhaps he can stay healthy for the Knicks' remaining 27 games. There's not a lot of upside here as he basically just scores inefficiently, but if you're in an extremely deep league and you're desperate for a center... well, we still wouldn't recommend adding him. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:40 pm
    • Gerald Henderson (wrist) will play Sunday
      Gerald Henderson is dealing with a sore wrist but he is planning to play against the Mavericks on Sunday.

      Advice: The Hornets would be forced to give more minutes to mercurial guard Lance Stephenson if Henderson ever has to miss any action, but it looks like they dodged a bullet here. Barring a late setback, Henderson should be ready to roll against the Mavericks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:22 pm
    • Cleanthony Early benched on Sunday vs. Cavs
      Cleanthony Early will shift to the bench for Sunday's game vs. the Cavaliers with Lance Thomas set to replace him.

      Advice: In his first career start at small forward on Friday, Early scored just two points on 1-of-7 shooting so clearly the rookie still has a long way to go in his development. Early is more of a stash in deeper leagues in case he ever turns things around, while Thomas' game doesn't translate to fantasy very well. Owners in standard leagues shouldn't even concern themselves with this situation. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:34 am
    • Pelicans waive forward Shawne Williams Sunday
      The Pelicans have waived forward Shawne Williams on Sunday.

      Advice: Williams will likely land on another NBA team for his ability to stretch the floor, but it's hard to imagine him having any significant fantasy value this season. Leave Williams on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:05 am
    • Carl Landry benched for Saturday's game
      Carl Landry returned to the bench for Saturday's game against the Clippers, but managed to score nine points with six boards and one assist in just 13 minutes.

      Advice: Landry played just five minutes in a start against the Celtics on Friday, and his role is going to be too unpredictable to rely upon outside of the deepest of leagues. It's safe to leave Landry on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:06 pm
    • Gerald Henderson has a bad game
      Gerald Henderson made 2-of-10 from the field for six points with six rebounds and seven assists in 33 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

      Advice: He did have a lot of good looks, but they just weren't falling. Henderson has made just 28.6 percent from the field in his last four and has seen his fantasy appeal fall off even in points leagues and DFS -- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist returning doesn't help. Owners in standard leagues should almost never think about adding Henderson. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:43 pm
    • Nuggets intend to waive forward Victor Claver
      The Nuggets are planning to waive newly acquired Victor Claver according to Marc. J Spears of Yahoo Sports.

      Advice: He was brought over in a trade with Portland, but it appears that the Nuggets never intended on keeping him. We will let you know when the deal becomes official, but it's safe to leave Claver on the wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:04 am
    • Shumpert scores 12 points with solid line
      Iman Shumpert scored 12 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 4-of-8 shots (including three treys) with four rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in just 22 minutes.

      Advice: Don't look now but Shumpert has climbed into a late-round position over his last month or so, and the last four games have been particularly nice with averages of 10.8 points, 2.5 threes, 2.0 steals and 47 percent shooting from the field. His role is a bit tenuous and there's no guarantee he can keep it up, but he's worth a look after a month-long stretch in the top-120. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:13 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani scores 11 points
      Andrea Bargnani scored 11 points against the Heat on Friday with six rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes.

      Advice: Believe it or not, he hasn't been hurt for three games in a row. He is basically just putting up points on awful efficiency, so Il Mago doesn't really have any fantasy magic left. If you're in a 50-team league, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:37 pm
    • Cleanthony Early plays like a second-rounder
      Cleanthony Early made his first start at small forward in his career on Friday against the Heat, playing 23 minutes for two points, one rebound, one assist and one steal on 1-of-7 from the field.

      Advice: Starting isn't his thing, apparently. In his only start at shooting guard, Early only scored six points on 2-of-9 from the field. He's made just 20 percent from the field in the last month and there are no other stats to suggest anything is coming. However, coach Derek Fisher sounds like he's going to play him. Just keep an eye on him in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:18 pm
    • Patterson has nice peripherals on Friday
      Patrick Patterson scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 22 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Patterson isn't flashy but he's doing just fine in fantasy leagues this season, returning top 50-75 value overall (9/8 cat) despite playing just 26.5 mpg. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:58 pm
    • Frye plays 18 minutes with two points
      Channing Frye played 18 minutes in the Magic's 95-84 win over the Pelicans on Friday, finishing with just two points on 1-of-6 shooting, two rebounds and one steal.

      Advice: Frye's contract is going to look worse and worse as time goes on in Orlando, and one has to wonder why he's even playing these days. That said, if he can turn it around he doesn't need many minutes to be productive in fantasy leagues so be ready to move if that happens. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:41 pm
    • C.J. Miles scores 17 points vs. Philly
      C.J. Miles scored 17 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: As per usual, it's been a bumpy ride for Miles. He's had a two-point outing and a 26-point one in his last five, averaging 13.4 points, 2.6 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 treys on 41.4 percent from the field in that span. He's not a must-own player, but he's worth a look if you're OK with sub-par field goal shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:39 pm
       
      W, 93-86 * vs Cle
    • Carl Landry starts, Jason Thompson off bench
      Carl Landry will start against the Celtics on Friday.

      Advice: This move will likely stick because Jason Thompson doesn't look like a George Karl guy on the surface. Still, Rudy Gay is going to play more power forward, so Landry isn't a great pickup, especially considering how often Gay and DeMarcus Cousins have the ball. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:23 pm
    • Late on Early: Cleanthony Early starting
      Cleanthony Early will start at small forward on Friday against the Heat.

      Advice: He'll join Jose Calderon, Langston Galloway, Jason Smith and Lou Amundson. Coach Derek Fisher said the hopes of starting Early will help him relax, so it sounds like it'll stick. Considering the struggles of Galloway and Tim Hardaway Jr., we might get a decent look at Early for a while. He's capable of putting up steals and treys, so owners in deeper leagues will want to watch him tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:56 pm
    • Pelicans intend to waive Shawne Williams
      The Pelicans intend to buyout Shawne Williams, whom they acquired as part of Thursday's trade for Norris Cole.

      Advice: Williams is making $1.2 million this year but the Pelicans have enough help at SF that they're willing to cut him loose. It shouldn't take him long to find a team looking to pad their bench with a 39.5 percent 3-point shooter. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:27 pm
    • Shawne Williams (hip) traded to the Pelicans
      Shawne Williams has been traded to the Pelicans.

      Advice: The Heat didn't play him at small forward much, but he may play there with his new team. Williams is far from a lock to be in the rotation and isn't worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:28 pm
    • Victor Claver traded to Nuggets on Thursday
      Victor Claver was traded from Portland to Denver as part of Thursday's five-player swap.

      Advice: Claver was joined by Will Barton, Thomas Robinson and a first-round pick, while the Trail Blazers got Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee. It's a solid move for both teams, giving Denver young talent and a valuable pick while shoring up the Blazers' shaky second unit. Deep-league owners should keep an eye on Claver but he's unlikely to hold any value this season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:31 am
    • Shawne Williams (hip) will play on Friday
      Shawne Williams (hip) will play against the Knicks on Friday.

      Advice: He has been on the injury report since Feb. 3, but the Heat aren't necessarily going to use him. Williams plays almost all of his minutes at power forward, so he'll basically need Chris Bosh to miss time in order to get significant minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:42 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani will have to score more?
      Phil Jackson said the Knicks may need Andrea Bargnani to score more.

      Advice: Oh boy. Bargnani has been a disaster this season. He has a very high usage rate of 27.8 on the season, but he's only made 36.4 percent from the field and we all know about his "defense" recently. The Knicks are going to need all the help they can get, but fantasy owners can leave Bargnani on the wire due to his ineffective play and injury risk. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:25 pm
    • Channing Frye (finger) is cleared to play
      Channing Frye has been cleared to play after dislocating his finger on Feb. 11 against the Knicks according to head coach James Borrego.

      Advice: Frye has scored in double digits just once in his last six games, so he has his work cut out for him if he wants to pop up on the fantasy radar again. Unless you are desperate for 3-pointers, Frye isn't worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:11 am
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