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  • Ed Davis bottoms out in loss to Memphis
    Ed Davis hit just 1-of-3 shots for two points, eight rebounds, a steal and three blocks in 23 minutes off the Lakers' bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: Carlos Boozer was back in the starting lineup tonight, which hurt Davis' minutes and production. Davis has had a rough go of it over his last five games, averaging just 4.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in less than 20 minutes per game. And when the Lakers sign Earl Clark, it might be even tougher for Davis to get minutes. Yes, it's probably time to say goodbye. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:06 am
  • Boris Diaw awful in win over Pacers
    Boris Diaw hit just 1-of-3 shots for two points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal in 33 minutes of Wednesday's win over the Pacers.

    Advice: He also committed three turnovers in his worst game of the season. He had scored in double figures in his previous three games, but was scoring in single figures for most of the season prior to his hot streak. He's always worth a look in fantasy leagues, but is simply unreliable in the Spurs offense. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:14 pm
  • Anthony Bennett plays well off bench
    Anthony Bennett moved back to the bench against the Bucks on Wednesday with 12 points, four rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Wolves have to move some guys around, so Bennett could get minutes in the 20s for his versatility. He's probably not quite worthy of ownership in standard leagues, but we'll watch him because he's capable of filling the stat sheet and hasn't really squandered his chances since summer league. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:07 pm
  • Matt Bonner returns, but you wouldn't know it
    Matt Bonner returned to action from an illness on Wednesday but failed to score in 14 minutes.

    Advice: He had missed three straight games and while he'll have the occasional big line when the Spurs get nutty with the lineup, he's not worth holding in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:56 pm
  • Luis Scola scores 13, but end of run is near
    Luis Scola started and had 13 points and six rebounds on 5-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: Scola could be on his way out of the starting lineup soon if David West is really ready to play through his ankle injury on Friday. He might hold onto some value with Roy Hibbert also sitting with a sprained ankle, but when both West and Hibbert are healthy, it's hard to see Scola being worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:47 pm
  • Donatas Motiejunas getting hot, scores 21
    Donatas Motiejunas scored a career-high 21 points against the Kings on Wednesday with six rebounds, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer on 10-of-15 from the field.

    Advice: This is his third effective game in a row with an average of 13.5 points per game in his previous two. He's also seen a major bump in minutes with 35.7 per game over his last three. The Rockets won't get Terrence Jones (leg) back any time soon and Dwight Howard (knee) is out, so Motiejunas is worth a look in all standard leagues now that he seems to have figured it out. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • James Johnson blocks three in 20 minutes
    James Johnson (illness) played 20 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday with four points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: He was reportedly very ill, but Johnson takes great pride in calling himself Wolverine. He is doing a great job on the defensive side and he had a nice Euro step on the offensive end tonight, too. Johnson is a sneaky player to own in 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Kris Humphries has a rough night vs. Cavs
    Kris Humphries had three points with three rebounds, one assist, one block and one turnover in 23 minutes against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He made 1-of-7 from the field tonight and was 2-of-7 in his first start on Tuesday, so the Wizards are missing Nene (foot) right now. The minutes are not going to be more than 25 while Nene is out, so he's more of a low-end plug and play. We don't expect Nene to be ready this weekend, though. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:28 pm
  • Spencer Hawes shoots 1-of-5, scores four pts
    Spencer Hawes shot just 1-of-5 from the field on Wednesday to finish a win vs. the Pistons with four points, eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Hawes came in shooting a career-worst 41.1 percent from the field, including 30.3 percent from downtown. The per-minute efficiency he displayed last season has evaporated in a reserve role under Doc Rivers, and there's no use hanging onto him in fantasy leagues while he's struggling in limited minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:51 pm
  • Marvin Williams starts, goes scoreless again
    Marvin Williams was scoreless in 11 minutes of action on Wednesday, starting at PF but finishing with just one rebound and two assists to his credit.

    Advice: Cody Zeller had nine points and seven boards off the bench, while playing superior defense vs. LaMarcus Aldridge, and it's fair to question how much longer Williams will keep his starting gig. The Hornets shot 42.6 percent in their previous six games, all losses, and finished tonight's defeat just 41-of-94 from the field (43.6 percent). Something has to give. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:35 pm
  • James Johnson is playing on Wednesday
    James Johnson (illness) is playing on Wednesday.

    Advice: The team didn't update him and he just checked in. Johnson should have limited playing time tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:17 pm
  • Darrell Arthur will play on Wednesday
    Darrell Arthur (knee) will play on Wednesday against the Suns.

    Advice: He just had a minor contusion from Tuesday night and he should see his normal amount of playing time. Arthur is not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:53 pm
     
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  • Matt Bonner (illness) is back for Spurs
    Matt Bonner (illness) is ready to play against the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's going to be interesting to see how coach Ettore Messina uses Bonner tonight. Boris Diaw has been great, so his fantasy owners shouldn't be too concerned about Bonner returning. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:58 pm
  • James Johnson (flu) questionable for Wed
    James Johnson (flu) is questionable to face the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is under the weather and the Raptors might not need him. Johnson played four minutes in his return from an ankle injury on Monday, but the fouls were likely the issue. Fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on him tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:17 pm
  • Nene out again on Wednesday night
    Nene (foot) will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday night.

    Advice: This will be his second game out of the lineup due to plantar fasciitis. He has dealt with this issue before, so he's most likely going to miss time. Kris Humphries is an interesting play tonight against a soft Cavs interior defense. Drew Gooden will also get more run. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:26 pm
     
    Injured
  • Perry Jones (knee) is still out Wednesday
    Perry Jones (knee) is still not ready to play.

    Advice: His knee contusion has kept him out for almost the entire month and it looks like Kevin Durant (foot) will beat him to game action. Jones can be cut in most leagues. Andre Roberson, Jeremy Lamb and Anthony Morrow should get most of the minutes on the wing, but they're not great plays tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:31 am
     
    Injured
  • Marvin Williams to play SF Wednesday
    Marvin Williams should get plenty of minutes at small forward on Wednesday in order to match up with the Blazers.

    Advice: It doesn't really matter where Marvin plays, as he's just not that good these days. However, this should also mean more Cody Zeller at PF and Zeller has been playing pretty well over his last few games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:28 am
  • Pistons send Tony Mitchell to D-League
    The Pistons have sent Tony Mitchell to the D-League.

    Advice: How irrelevant has Mitchell been over the last year? Our last post about him happened almost a year ago on Dec. 13, with a headline reading "Pistons send Tony Mitchell to D-League." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:19 am
  • Nikola Mirotic logs 21 minutes off CHI bench
    Nikola Mirotic came off the bench for the short-handed Bulls on Tuesday, making 1-of-5 shots to finish a loss in Denver with four points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: He played 21 minutes and is a nice fantasy option with Taj Gibson (ankle) and Joakim Noah (eye, knee) both out of commission, though he usually scores more without the defensive stats. Gibson could return Friday and Noah is questionable, so keep in mind that Mirotic isn't guaranteed inflated minutes this week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:09 pm
  • Kris Humphries quiet in start for Nene (foot)
    Starting in place of Nene (foot) on Tuesday, Kris Humphries logged 22 minutes and had seven points (2-of-7 FGs, 3-of-6 FTs), 10 rebounds and three turnovers.

    Advice: Humphries has been playing well off the bench since recovering from a hand laceration that limited him during the preseason, and he's worth a look in deeper leagues as long as Nene is on the sidelines. Just be mindful that he's a sub-par FT shooter who won't contribute much beyond points and rebounds. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:49 pm
  • Perry Jones (knee) still has no timetable
    Perry Jones (bruised knee) still doesn't have a return timetable, according to coach Scott Brooks.

    Advice: "He hasn’t participated in any parts of practice," Brooks said. "He’s just with our medical staff. Just a normal rehab process for his knee. That’s the only thing I know of right now." Jones has been out three weeks since banging his right knee, and by the time he returns Kevin Durant (foot) should be fully healthy and dominating minutes at SF. If you've been clinging to Jones in a deep league, it's probably time to cut him loose. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:01 pm
     
    Injured
  • Matt Bonner (stomach virus) probable for Wed.
    Matt Bonner (stomach virus) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Bonner can give you some 3-pointers, but that's about it. He's averaging 6.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.4 three-pointers this season, so he's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:13 pm
  • Matt Bonner (illness) probable vs. Pacers
    Matt Bonner (stomach virus) is probable for Wednesday’s game vs. Indiana.

    Advice: Bonner sat out Saturday's game as the Spurs quarantined him to avoid spreading his illness, but he's recovered and might even return to the starting lineup with Tiago Splitter sidelined. He's a poor source of fantasy value beyond the handful of 3-pointers he offers per game. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:08 pm
  • Kris Humphries will start Tuesday vs. ATL
    Kris Humphries will enter the starting lineup in place of Nene (foot) for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: When given the minutes Humphries is a double-double threat, so he should serve as a fine plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Currently there is no timetable set for Nene's (foot) return, so if there's currently a guy on your roster you've been looking to cut, Humphries makes sense as a speculative add. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:16 pm
  • Nene (plantar fasciitis) out Tuesday vs. ATL
    As expected, Nene (plantar fasciitis) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Plantar fasciitis is a tricky injury, and rest is the only cure, so Nene could be out for quite some time. It's unclear who will start with Nene sidelined, but Kris Humphries, Kevin Seraphin, and Drew Gooden will all vie for minutes. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with aforementioned big men. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:38 pm
     
    Injured
  • Ed Davis (ankle) will play Wednesday vs. MEM
    Ed Davis (ankle) will play Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: With Carlos Boozer (shoulder) being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game, Davis could be in line to draw another start. However, a matchup vs. the Grizzlies is far from desirable, so Davis isn't necessarily a must-start guy even if he is able to draw another start for the Lakers. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:12 pm
  • No setbacks for James Johnson
    James Johnson didn't suffer a setback in Monday's game when he played just four minutes in his return from an ankle injury.

    Advice: The Raps are just working him back into the mix slowly, so it might take him a week to get back up to speed. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:24 am
  • Nene could miss several games for Wizards
    Nene's foot injury could end up keeping him out for several games and not just the one or two the team initially said he might miss.

    Advice: Wizards reporter Kyle Weidie is guessing Nene will miss up to six games with the injury, although that's just a guess. Plantar fasciitis is a tricky NBA injury and the Wizards would probably be smart to play it safe, rather than be sorry. Kris Humphries, Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden are going to benefit in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:10 am
     
    Injured
  • Kris Humphries is likely to start on Tuesday
    Kris Humphries may start against the Hawks on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's going to be him or Drew Gooden in place of Nene (foot) tonight. Humphries has played well in his brief time on the court with averages of 6.8 points, 4.7 boards and 0.5 blocks in 15.6 minutes. He should get minutes in the 20s tonight, which makes him a low-end stream play or an option in daily fantasy leagues. Check back later tonight for the starting lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:09 am
  • Wizards hope Nene will only miss 1-2 games
    The Washington Wizards hope that Nene (foot) will only miss one or two games.

    Advice: Nene missed Monday's practice Monday, but Wizards head coach Randy Wittman is hopeful that Nene will only miss a game or two. "Just a precautionary thing," Wittman said of Nene’s doctor visit for an evaluation of his plantar fascia. "He had some soreness. I think it’s day-to-day with that, but again, we want to make everything’s okay." Washington plays on Tuesday and Wednesday, so a Saturday return against the Pelicans sounds like a likely scenario if the Wizards' timetable is correct. If the big man is unable to go against the Hawks on Tuesday, Kris Humphries and Kevin Seraphin would become decent plug-and-play options. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:26 am
     
    Injured
  • Mirotic mildly productive in 28 minutes
    Nikola Mirotic scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting with two threes, five boards and one assist in 28 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: This was the fear in making a big play for Mirotic -- that Pau Gasol would return and negate the opportunity created by Taj Gibson's injury. Tom Thibodeau doesn't sound convinced that Gasol (calf) will play in Denver on Tuesday so there is some hope for another chance, and for what it's worth Joakim Noah played through a minor eye injury tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:44 pm
  • Scola double-doubles with versatile line
    Luis Scola had a uncharacteristic versatile line in Monday's win over the Mavs, scoring 14 points on 4-of-11 shooting with 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block, one three and a 5-of-6 mark from the foul line.

    Advice: Scola has been productive and will probably enjoy the rest of his four-game week, but he will lose his low-end value sooner rather than later when David West and Roy Hibbert return. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:09 pm
  • Motiejunas nears solid double-double vs. NY
    Donatas Motiejunas scored 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting with eight rebounds, one steal, one block and one three in 32 minutes against the Knicks.

    Advice: Motie beating up on the Knicks and getting his usually non-existent peripheral stats isn't swinging the pendulum here, but he has been much more productive than he usually is lately. With Terrence Jones (leg) out long-term and Dwight Howard (knee) a question mark at this moment, we're all on the hunt for the beneficiary and right now Kostas Papanikolaou has a much better stat-set to get the job done with. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:37 pm
  • James Johnson plays four minutes on Monday
    James Johnson played four minutes against the Suns with one steal and two fouls.

    Advice: He didn't take a single shot tonight and may not be 100 percent. Johnson said he was "like Wolverine" for recovering so soon from his ankle sprain, but he wasn't a superhero with fouling tonight. He should be better his next time out. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:06 pm
  • James Johnson will play on Monday night
    James Johnson (ankle) will play against the Suns on Monday night.

    Advice: He has been out since Nov. 16 with what looked like a severe ankle sprain, but Johnson is likely going to see his normal minutes. He was actually turning in mid-round value because of all the defensive stats, so he's worth a look in standard leagues. To be clear, he's not a must-own player and obviously won't be a mid-round guy on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:49 pm
  • Ed Davis, Carlos Boozer miss practice on Monday
    Ed Davis (ankle) and Carlos Boozer (shoulder) missed practice on Monday.

    Advice: Davis drew the start on Sunday, but was a major letdown with just four points, five rebounds, one assist, one block and six fouls in 22 minutes against a soft Nuggets D. His ankle injury is not considered serious and we would expect him to play against the Grizzlies on Wednesday. The "revenge game" narrative has lost some of its mojo, so Davis might not be a great play for that one. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:17 pm
  • Nene (foot) isn't able to practice on Monday
    Nene (foot) wasn't able to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Nene is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, so the extra rest during practice may become a regular routine for the big man. There's nothing to suggest he's going to miss time at this point, but that's always a possibility with him. If he is forced to miss time, Kris Humphries and Kevin Seraphin would benefit the most. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:51 am
     
    Injured
  • Joakim Noah calls Mirotic a difference-maker
    Joakim Noah said Nikola Mirotic is a "difference-maker at the offensive end."

    Advice: Mirotic balled out on Friday without Taj Gibson (ankle) and Pau Gasol (calf) available with 24 points, 11 rebounds and four 3-pointers, but he's going to need injuries ahead of him to produce like that regularly. He has an offensive game that's very capable of helping fantasy teams, but he's limited by his current role. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:55 am
  • Ed Davis OK despite minor ankle tweak Sunday
    Ed Davis tweaked his ankle during Sunday's game but he confirmed afterward that he'll be fine.

    Advice: Davis started at PF with Carlos Boozer (shoulder) sidelined, and he was mad at himself for fouling out in just 22 minutes. He's averaging 5.4 fouls per 36 minutes this season so it's not exactly shocking, and his fantasy owners can take solace in the fact that his ankle injury shouldn't limit him vs. the Grizzlies on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:26 pm
  • Ed Davis starts but fouls out in 22 minutes
    Ed Davis started at PF on Sunday with Carlos Boozer (shoulder) out, but he fouled out in just 22 minutes with four points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He tweaked an ankle in the second half but that wasn't the cause of his lousy game -- he gambled too often defensively and spoiled a golden opportunity to make his claim to the starting PF job. Boozer is day-to-day and all signs point to him starting again once he's healthy, so Davis' owners will have to content themselves with top-100 value in 20-25 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:37 pm
  • Ed Davis makes first start of season Sunday
    Ed Davis will make his first start of the season on Sunday, replacing Carlos Boozer (shoulder).

    Advice: Davis is indisputably a better defender than Boozer but coach Byron Scott has been reticent to start him, presumably because he doesn't space the court with his jump-shooting. Boozer is day-to-day so owners shouldn't alter Davis' outlook based upon tonight's rare start. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:40 pm
  • Marvin Williams FT-less streak at 354 minutes
    Marvin Williams didn't attempt a free throw vs. the Heat on Sunday, extending his FT-less streak to an astounding 354 minutes.

    Advice: He's one of four players in NBA history to begin a season with 300+ minutes without any free throw attempts, and there's no telling when the streak will end. He finished Sunday's game with seven points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds and one assist, and he's only worth considering if you're desperate for 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:48 pm
  • Nene's plantar fasciitis in his right foot
    Nene's plantar fasciitis is in his right foot, not the left foot that derailed his 2012-13 season.

    Advice: "I think he’s OK," said Wizards coach Randy Wittman. "I haven’t been able to talk with the trainer or anything to get exactly what’s going on." Nene said the pain has developed "over time" and we're considering him questionable for Tuesday's home game vs. the Hawks, the first in a back-to-back set for Washington. Kris Humphries, Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden would absorb Nene's minutes if he can't suit up. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:07 am
     
    Injured
  • Kris Humphries goes for 12 and nine
    Kris Humphries scored 12 points against the Bucks during a 111-100 win on Saturday to go with nine rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Nene (foot) went down tonight and there is a very good chance he will miss time. Humphries has some upside to be a double-double guy with some defensive stats, so he's a speculative add in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:41 pm
  • Donatas Motiejunas racks up 14 & 12 in win
    Donatas Motiejunas played a whopping 38 minutes (season high) and hit 5-of-7 shots on his way to 14 points, 12 rebounds and a 3-pointer on Saturday.

    Advice: He also had five turnovers, but who cares? He's been getting some decent run with Dwight Howard out, but this was easily his best game of the season. He had played just 18 minutes in each of his last two games, but got big run tonight, and it paid off. He's still a shaky play in daily or standard leagues, but as long as Howard and Terrence Jones are out, he's at least worth a look from night to night. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:45 pm
  • Anthony Bennett thrives in start for Wolves
    Anthony Bennett moved into the Wolves' starting lineup on Saturday, posting 10 points, six boards, two assists, one steal and two blocks at PF alongside Gorgui Dieng.

    Advice: Bennett hit 5-of-11 shots and didn't turn the ball over in 30 minutes, which would likely have earned him another start on Wednesday if Thaddeus Young (personal) wasn't expected back in the lineup. Owners in 12-team leagues can leave Bennett on the waiver wire for now, but keep this performance in mind as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:24 pm
  • Nene leaves Saturday with plantar fasciitis
    Nene started Saturday's game but only played six minutes before being ruled out with plantar fasciitis.

    Advice: Uh oh. Nene's 2012-13 season was spoiled by a never-ending bout of plantar fasciitis, so this is an ominous development just three weeks into the season. Kris Humphries is the most likely player to start at PF if Nene misses any time, while DeJuan Blair and Drew Gooden could find themselves back in the frontcourt rotation. Fantasy owners should consider Nene day-to-day for now, while bracing themselves for DNPs. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:53 pm
     
    Injured
  • Anthony Bennett earns start on Saturday
    Anthony Bennett will start for the Wolves on Saturday, sending Shabazz Muhammad to the bench.

    Advice: Bennett scored 20 points with three rebounds in 32 minutes of action on Friday and coach Flip Saunders rewarded him with this start, though it's unlikely to last long with Thaddeus Young (personal) targeting a return on Wednesday. Fantasy owners should feel confident deploying Bennett for Saturday's matchup vs. the Kings. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:58 pm
  • Matt Bonner (illness) will not play on Sat.
    Matt Bonner (illness) will not play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: He was doubtful and his illness will cost him his third game. Bonner has been helpful for the Spurs while Tiago Splitter (calf) has been out, but he's usually not worth starting in almost any fantasy league. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:54 pm
  • James Johnson is out again on Saturday
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play on Saturday against the Cavs.

    Advice: He was not expected to play anyway and hasn't gone through a full practice yet. Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson will get some extra run tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:10 pm
  • Matt Bonner (illness) doubtful for Saturday
    Matt Bonner (illness) is doubtful to face the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs have seen Boris Diaw flourish in the starting lineup over the past couple games and he should get another chance tonight. If you want to give him a look in a daily league, it makes sense. Bonner has very little fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:37 am
  • Nikola Mirotic erupts w/ 24 points, 11 boards
    Nikola Mirotic stepped up with Taj Gibson (ankle) getting hurt against the Blazers on Friday, scoring a career-high 24 points with 11 rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Pau Gasol (calf) did not play tonight and X-rays were negative on Gibson's ankle, so he is not a lock for minutes. That said, Mirotic is capable of blocking shots, hitting treys and turning in good percentages, so it's not a bad idea to add him speculatively in some leagues. To be clear, we wouldn't cut a player you're going to miss. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:10 pm
  • Anthony Bennett scores career-high 20 points
    Anthony Bennett scored a career-high 20 points against the Spurs on Friday with three rebounds, one assist and three steals in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He looked great tonight and was more than capable of playing minutes at center off the bench. Bennett only played 14 minutes on Wednesday and he is probably going to see more consistent minutes even when Thaddeus Young (personal) returns next week. Still, he's not worth grabbing in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:09 pm
  • Perry Jones still not ready to play
    Perry Jones (knee) will not play against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: The team doesn't know when he will return to the lineup. Jones should be considered questionable to return to action in the next week or so. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:51 pm
     
    Injured
  • James Johnson still out on Friday night
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play against the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: He is expected to miss more games, but he has been on the practice court in a limited capacity. Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson will get some more run tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:10 pm
  • Diaw is starting again on Friday night
    Boris Diaw is starting again on Friday night against the Wolves.

    Advice: He is coming off his best game of the season and it was fairly obvious he was going to start tonight. Diaw probably won't be as great, but he's someone to consider in standard leagues against a weak Wolves team. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:06 pm
  • 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 little fantasy value in most fantasy leagues, and his absence just means more minutes for Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw, and Aron Baynes. Bonner can remain on the wire in nearly all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:22 am
  • 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
    Thursday, 2:21 pm
  • James Johnson (ankle) sheds walking boot
    James Johnson (ankle) was moving well without a walking boot after the Raptors' practice on Thursday.

    Advice: The Raptors' defensive specialist and energizer is questionable for Friday's home game vs. the Bucks. It wouldn't be surprising to see him held out another game as a precaution, but we'll have a much clearer idea of his status after shootaround. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:26 am
  • Marvin Williams scores eight points vs. Indy
    Marvin Williams (knee) played 23 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday with eight points, three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: He played a little more small forward tonight because the Hornets are so thin on the wing. Williams is not going to be involved enough in the offense to be used in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:04 am
  • Donatas Motiejunas loses playing time
    Donatas Motiejunas played 18 minutes against the Lakers on Wednesday with seven points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one 3-pointer and four fouls.

    Advice: He may have squandered his last real chance here. Motiejunas had his best opportunity of the season with Dwight Howard (knee) and Terrence Jones (leg) out, but his fouls and turnovers were the headline for him tonight. Fantasy owners just can't trust him right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:29 pm
  • Marvin Williams returned to action on Wednesday November 19. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:03 pm
  • Anthony Bennett comes off the bench
    Anthony Bennett came off the bench against the Knicks on Wednesday with six points, three rebounds, one steal and three fouls in 14 minutes.

    Advice: He was expected to start, but the Wolves went with Shabazz Muhammad. Bennett was a bit lazy with his shot selection and he didn't help his chances for minutes down the line. Muhammad looks like the better player to own in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:54 pm
  • Boris Diaw shines as Spurs beat Cavs
    Boris Diaw played a team-high 39 minutes and hit 8-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, six rebounds, seven assists, three steals and a block in Wednesday's big win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: That's fantasy gold, right there, but the minutes were a big reason. Diaw normally gets 26 a night, but with Matt Bonner out, Diaw was a featured player for Gregg Popovich. This was his first double-digit scoring night since Nov. 5 and he's averaging 7.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.5 3-pointers, meaning he's probably not worth owning in your league. But this is your sign to keep a close eye on him going forward, in case tonight was the start of a hot streak. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:26 pm
  • Boris Diaw is starting for Spurs
    Boris Diaw will start against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has usually been brought off the bench, but the Spurs are without Matt Bonner (illness) and Tiago Splitter (calf). Diaw did a nice job on LeBron last year in the Finals and will likely get more minutes than usual. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:09 pm
  • James Johnson won't play vs. Memphis
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is in a walking boot and does not have a timetable to return. Johnson is a tough customer, but the Raptors will likely be careful based on how things went with Amir Johnson's ankle last season. Expect more Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:20 pm
  • 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
  • Anthony Bennett expected to start Wednesday
    Anthony Bennett is expected to draw the start for Wednesday's game, with Thaddeus Young (personal) not due back until at least Sunday.

    Advice: Bennett has an excellent chance to make a big impression, and he will likely see big minutes as he and Gorgui Dieng are the only active bigs for Minnesota (unless you count Robbie Hummel). Owners in need of short term value or in daily leagues would be advised to take a flier on Bennett. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:02 am
  • Marvin Williams (knee) questionable vs. Indy
    Marvin Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He played on both Friday and Saturday despite being listed as doubtful and questionable, respectively, so there's a good chance that he'll be in uniform. That doesn't mean he'll have fantasy value, however, as he's coming off a scoreless game and hasn't been consistent enough for use outside of very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:26 pm
  • Mirotic productive with Pau Gasol out
    Nikola Mirotic was productive with Pau Gasol (calf) out on Monday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Mirotic needs an injury or two in front of him before he has any real fantasy value, but this is a good sign that he may be able to come through if given the chance. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:55 pm
  • 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
  • Motiejnuas can't take advantage of chance
    Donatas Motiejunas logged just 18 minutes in Monday's blowout loss, scoring six points on 3-of-8 shooting with two rebounds and one block.

    Advice: It's starting to feel like Terrence Jones (leg) will miss another month, and we've included the link to one of many scattered reports that had Rockets play-by-play man Bill Worrell saying that "may" be the case. But Motiejunas has been terrible in most formats this year, and it's more likely that there is no real beneficiary due to Jones' time off. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:18 pm
  • Arthur plays 26 minutes in Monday's win
    Darrell Arthur logged 26 minutes and double-doubled in Monday's win over the Cavs, scoring 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting (including three treys) with 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried played just 22 minutes and was the subject of a leaked story to ESPN stating how the front office wasn't thrilled with the Team USA forward. So naturally a good game like this out of nowhere might get a little bit more weight in the minds of owners, but unless he can do it again we're not moving the needle at all. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:52 pm
     
    Injured
  • Kris Humphries coming on after hand injury
    Kris Humphries is emerging as part of the Wizards' rotation after being initially slowed by his hand injury.

    Advice: Humphries was dealing with nerve damage in his right hand that required surgery, and now he's really starting to play the role Washington envisioned upon acquiring him in a sign-and-trade during the offseason. "He goes in there and just bangs," Randy Wittman said. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:30 am
  • Ed Davis impressive minus-5 in 236 minutes
    Ed Davis is a minus-5 in 236 minutes this season, while starting power forward Carlos Boozer is a minus-118 in 277 minutes.

    Advice: It's the latest illustration of Boozer's complete and utter ineptitude on the defensive end of the floor. The cries are growing louder for more Davis and less Boozer, and the veteran's offensive numbers are among the emptiest in the NBA. After Byron Scott threatened lineup changes, Boozer could be in line to lose his spot to Davis sooner rather than later. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:48 am
  • Marvin Williams (knee) invisible in start
    Marvin Williams (knee) started Saturday's game vs. the Warriors but went scoreless with three rebounds and one turnover in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Williams missed all three of his field goals and he's been dreadful over the past five games, averaging 4.2 points on 38.1 percent shooting. He doesn't contribute enough in other categories to make up the difference, and doesn't warrant fantasy owners' attention outside of the deepest leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 9:27 pm
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