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    • Jason Smith double-doubles for Knicks
      Jason Smith had 11 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and a steal on 5-of-10 shooting in another start on Wednesday.

      Advice: Smith is quietly playing well for the Knicks, as the tankers give guys heavy minutes who probably have no business getting heavy NBA minutes. Smith is averaging 11.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.6 blocks and a ridiculous 34 minutes a game over his last five, making him worth a look in many leagues. Then again, he's Jason Smith. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:13 am
    • Trevor Booker had 8 & 9 in loss
      Trevor Booker had eight points and nine rebounds in 19 minutes off Utah's bench on Wednesday.

      Advice: He somehow manages to post decent numbers on most nights, despite having to battle with Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter and Rudy Gobert for minutes. He'll need one of those guys to suffer an injury before you want to think about picking him up. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:52 pm
    • Report: Morris twins under investigation
      Marcus and Markieff Morris are being investigated by Phoenix police for their role in an alleged assault from Saturday, according to CBS 5 News in Phoenix.

      Advice: The details are not yet known, but the alleged assault occurred in central Phoenix outside of a gym. The Morris twins are basically inseparable and have almost the exact same tattoos. We'll look for an update, but neither twin is expected to be suspended in the near future, if at all. Marcus scored six points with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:52 pm
    • Lance Thomas scores 17 in revenge game
      Lance Thomas, who was cut by the Thunder earlier this season, had 17 points and five rebounds on 8-of-13 shooting in 25 minutes against his former team on Wednesday.

      Advice: Really, any one of the Knicks could go off on any night, as most of them are no names, or are just old and outdated, and Thomas is no exception. He's scored either 16 or 17 points in three straight games and it sounds like the Knicks plan on keeping both Thomas and Lou Amundson around going forward, although they're both playing on 10-day contracts right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:20 pm
       
      4:00 pm @ Ind
    • Lou Amundson grabs 10 boards in start
      Lou Amundson started at center and had five points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in Wednesday's surprising win over the Thunder.

      Advice: Amundson has started in five straight games and has gotten a little better in each one. And when we say "a little," we mean it. He's averaging 4.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over that stretch, which means he's probably not going to help your fantasy team, unless you're willing to punt points for a couple blocks. Phil Jackson is probably livid the Knicks won this game (their ninth of the season), but you can't say they're not trying to lose as long as Amundson is a starting NBA center. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:07 pm
    • Perry Jones posts donut in start for Durant
      Perry Jones made another start for Kevin Durant (toe) on Wednesday and missed all five of his shots and failed to score in an ugly loss at New York.

      Advice: The Thunder are just trying to claw their way into the playoffs and the latest injury to Durant is not helping, and neither is Jones. He's done nothing in his last two starts for KD and should be ignored going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:48 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas scores 16 w/o Dwight
      Donatas Motiejunas started and had 16 points, five rebounds, a steals and two 3-pointers on 6-of-16 shooting in Wednesday's win over Dallas.

      Advice: Dwight Howard has edema in his right knee (fluid buildup) and could miss time, meaning that D-Mo, Josh Smith and Terrence Jones (he's back) should all be owned until we find out more details about Howard's return date. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:24 pm
    • Tyler Zeller has a bad game on Wednesday
      Tyler Zeller scored six points with nine rebounds, one assist and four fouls in 20 minutes against the Wolves during a 110-98 loss on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's coming off a big game on Monday, but there will be some bad games mixed in from the bench big man. Zeller is still worth owning in standard leagues until Kelly Olynyk returns next month. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:24 pm
    • Carl Landry returns from wrist injury
      Carl Landry returned after missing several games with a wrist injury and had 14 points and seven rebounds on 4-of-9 shooting in 23 minutes.

      Advice: It would likely take an injury for the Kings for Landry to have fantasy value, but he could also replace Jason Thompson as a starter at some point. For now, he's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:54 pm
    • JaKarr Sampson scores 13 off Sixers bench
      JaKarr Sampson came off the bench for 13 points, eight rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: He hit 5-of-6 shots, which is a bit flukey, and if he's not starting for the Sixers, he shouldn't be starting for your fantasy team. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:21 pm
    • Shawn Marion starts in place of LeBron James
      Shawn Marion will start at SF on Wednesday with LeBron James (wrist) unavailable.

      Advice: LeBron is also doubtful for Friday's game, giving Marion a small window of opportunity with an expanded role. He's worth a glance for daily-league owners seeking a cheap option, but everyone in standard leagues should steer clear given the Cavs' plethora of options on the wings. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:12 pm
    • Carl Landry (wrist) probable vs. Raptors
      Carl Landry (sprained wrist) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game in Toronto.

      Advice: Landry's return shouldn't impact many fantasy lineups as he's fighting for minutes in a frontcourt that includes Jason Thompson, Derrick Williams and Reggie Evans. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:59 pm
    • JaKarr Sampson to start for 76ers
      JaKarr Sampson will start at shooting guard against the Pistons on Wednesday.

      Advice: It will be his sixth start at guard this season. In his previous five, Sampson averaged 6.2 points, 1.6 boards, 0.1 steals, 0.1 blocks and 0.4 triples. If those stats are desirable to you, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:26 pm
    • Jazz sign Chris Johnson to 10-day contract
      The Utah Jazz have signed Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Jazz decided against signing Elliot Williams to a new deal, meaning johnson will now have a chance to stake his claim for a spot in Utah's rotation. While Johnson will be available to play on Wednesday, owners in deeper leagues would be advised to use a wait-and-see approach here. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:21 am
    • Marvin Williams (concussion) questionable Wed
      Marvin Williams (concussion/ broken nose) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: It's still unknown if he has passed the NBA's concussion protocol, but we still don't think Williams ends up playing in this one. If he does end up missing any time, Coach Steve Clifford hinted that rookie Noah Vonleh would get some run, but only owners in deeper leagues should concern themselves over this situation. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:43 am
       
      Injured
    • Kings shopping Derrick Williams, Nik Stauskas
      The Kings are said to be active on the phones as the trade deadline approaches, and Derrick Williams and Nik Stauskas are both reportedly on the block.

      Advice: We knew that Stauskas had been linked in several trade talks, but now it appears that Williams could be on his way out of Sacramento as well. No deal for either player is imminent by any means, but we will be sure to let you know if anything develops. Both Stauskas and Williams would have to be traded to ideal situations to make an impact in fantasy leagues, so owners can use a wait-and-see approach for now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:08 am
    • Ed Davis scores 14 pts on 6-of-7 shooting
      Ed Davis got hot in 19 minutes off the bench vs. Washington, scoring 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting with four rebounds, one steal and one block.

      Advice: Davis has ceded his starting job to a frontcourt of Robert Sacre and Jordan Hill, but this line is a reminder of his upside. He's been a borderline 9-cat option in 24.2 minutes over the past month, and is at least worth keeping an eye on in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:31 pm
       
      Player Note
      Ed Davis LAL - PF,C
      7:30 pm vs Chi
    • Carl Landry upgraded to questionable on Wed
      Carl Landry has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: He has been out since Jan. 13 nursing a sprained wrist, so even he does end up playing he probably won't see a lot of minutes. Landry has been solid off the bench for Sacramento, but until his role improves he will only be an option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:46 pm
    • UTA to give Chris Johnson 10-day contract
      The Jazz are reportedly set to offer Chris Johnson a 10-day contract.

      Advice: Johnson was waived by the 76ers earlier in the season after averaging 6.0 points and 2.9 rebounds on 31.7 percent shooting from the field. While the Jazz are in need of a swingman, Johnson is unlikely to offer much value in most leagues. Leave him on the wire for now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:52 am
    • Zeller goes for 14 and seven with two blocks
      Tyler Zeller scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds and two blocks in 29 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: Even when Kelly Olynyk was around Zeller was a guy to hold in most standard leagues because the peaks and valleys added up to solid late-round value at a minimum. With Olynyk out of the picture through the All Star break there should be no question about whether or not he should be owned. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:54 pm
    • Perry Jones doesn't do much on Monday
      Perry Jones started for Kevin Durant (toe) on Monday against the Wolves, scoring six points on 2-of-6 shooting with three rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes.

      Advice: Jones may have a future in fantasy leagues at some point, but for now he's waiver wire fodder. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:43 pm
    • Perry Jone starting for Kevin Durant (toe)
      Perry Jones will start for Kevin Durant on Monday.

      Advice: He has been out of the rotation, but he'll slide into the starting unit tonight. While Jones did have a few big games earlier this year, that came with Russell Westbrook out of the lineup. He's still a very risky play tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:28 pm
    • Marvin Williams has broken nose, concussion
      Marvin Williams, who is already dealing with a concussion, has also been diagnosed with a broken nose.

      Advice: Williams will not be able to return until he's able to pass the NBA's concussion protocol, and there is nothing to suggest a return is imminent. Already down Bismack Biyombo (knee), Cody Zeller, who has logged 30-plus minutes in two of his last three games, appears poised to see an even larger role. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:24 am
       
      Injured
    • Marvin Williams diagnosed with a concussion
      Marvin Williams has been diagnosed with a concussion.

      Advice: It's been a bloodbath with the injuries today and Williams is going to have to go through the concussion protocol. The good news for the Hornets is that they're off until Wednesday, so Williams may not miss any time. Although, he was awfully groggy on Saturday. Cody Zeller will play a few more minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:38 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jason Smith gets into foul trouble
      Jason Smith was in foul trouble during a 76-71 loss to the Hornets on Saturday, finishing with five points, four rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one turnover.

      Advice: He did play 32 minutes tonight and it would have been more. Smith has played in at least 32 minutes in four consecutive games and that should continue as long as he's healthy. He's not much of a per-minute guy, but he's worth a look in 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:50 pm
    • Lance Thomas plays 41 minutes, scores 16
      Lance Thomas played a whopping 41 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday with 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers.

      Advice: He was extremely active with his elbow touches on offense and coach Derek Fisher actually ran isolation plays for him like his name was Carmelo Anthony (rest). Thomas made just 22.2 percent from the field in 2012-13, but he's become a great offensive guy for the Knicks on their Island of Misfit Players. He is still on a 10-day deal, but give him a look in deep leagues. To be clear, he'll likely play minutes in the mid-20s on nights Melo plays. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:34 pm
       
      4:00 pm @ Ind
    • Marvin Williams evaluated for a concussion
      Marvin Williams is being a evaluated for a concussion due to an injury in the first half against the Knicks on Saturday.

      Advice: He was walking back very slow and he will likely have to go through the concussion protocol. With Williams out, the Hornets are going to have to get creative for their forward spots. Cody Zeller will play more while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist may play some four. Noah Vonleh and Jason Maxiell may get in the rotation if there are other injuries to Bismack Biyombo and Lance Stephenson. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:29 pm
       
      Injured
    • Marvin Williams goes to the locker room
      Marvin Williams went to the locker room with an apparent leg injury on Saturday.

      Advice: It did not look good and he headed back to the locker room with a limp. Williams was walking slowly and there's a chance he's done for the night, especially considering how many leg injuries he's had in his career. Cody Zeller will get more run while Jason Maxiel and Noah Vonleh could help out. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:08 pm
       
      Injured
    • Galloway, Hardaway, Thomas, Smith & Lou start
      Langston Galloway, Tim Hardaway Jr., Lance Thomas, Jason Smith and Lou Amundson will start against the Hornets on Saturday.

      Advice: Interesting. Thomas was awesome down the stretch on Friday and coach Derek Fisher is going with the hot hand there in place of Carmelo Anthony (rest). He played 25 minutes for 16 points, so there's a chance he gets to close to 30 minutes tonight -- he won't be as efficient, though. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:32 pm
       
      4:00 pm @ Ind
    • Zeller well-positioned with Olynyk out
      Tyler Zeller scored 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting with six rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: This line isn't great but Kelly Olynyk is likely going to be out beyond the All Star break and even if he wasn't Zeller would be a guy to own in 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:23 am
    • Ed Davis quiet in 22 minutes off the bench
      Ed Davis scored just six points on 3-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, two assists and one block in 22 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Davis has been all over the board this season and the injury to Kobe Bryant should help him a little bit, but it's anybody's guess how Byron Scott is going to deploy him. Keep a close eye on him and if you're feeling lucky and need a big man consider being an early adopter. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:33 am
       
      Player Note
      Ed Davis LAL - PF,C
      7:30 pm vs Chi
    • Donatas Motiejunas scores 15 points
      Donatas Motiejunas scored 15 points with six rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 23 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: He shifted to the center spot with Dwight Howard (ankle) out and that'll continue. If Howard misses time, that should help D-Mo's numbers overall. He is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:34 pm
    • Lance Thomas takes over, scores 16 points
      Lance Thomas scored 16 points on 8-of-10 from the field with four rebounds, four assist and two steals against the Magic on Friday.

      Advice: He carried the Knicks with a few clutch baskets down the stretch. Thomas is only on a 10-day deal, but he seems like he'll have a chance to stay with the team next month. Amare Stoudemire will be back on Saturday, so we'll need to see it again before suggesting Thomas as an add in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:52 pm
       
      4:00 pm @ Ind
    • Jason Smith scores 19 points vs. Magic
      Jason Smith scored 19 points against the Magic on Friday with five rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He's apparently in coach Derek Fisher's good graces and has played in at least 32 minutes for three consecutive games. Smith had a grand total of one 3-pointer since the start of the 2010-11, so that part of this game is a shock. He's worth a look for 14-team leagues right now even with Amare Stoudemire coming back Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:15 pm
    • Carl Landry out again on Friday night
      Carl Landry (wrist) will not play against the Warriors on Friday.

      Advice: It'll be his fifth game out of the lineup in a row. Landry was starting to come around before the injury, but the Kings will have to count on Derrick Williams, Reggie Evans and Jason Thompson a little more. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:29 am
    • Tyler Zeller might have fantasy value again
      Tyler Zeller played 16 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday with seven points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

      Advice: Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is going to miss some time, so there are about 25 minutes up for grabs. Zeller hasn't played more than 19 minutes in any of his previous four games and he's having a horrible run in the last two weeks. In his last six games, he's averaged just 6.0 points, 5.2 boards, 0.5 blocks and 0.2 steals on 34.1 percent from the field. He was a top-50 guy for about three weeks in December and should be more reliable sans Olynyk, so he's worth grabbing in standard leagues in hopes he turns it around. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:01 am
    • Tyler Zeller bumped to the bench for now
      Tyler Zeller will come off the bench against the Blazers on Thursday.

      Advice: He's really, really struggled. In his last five games, Zeller only made 31.6 percent from the field for averages of 5.8 points, 5.4 boards, 1.8 assists and 0.4 blocks. His coach has certainly lost a lot of confidence in him and fantasy owners should feel the same. If there's a promising player on the wire, it's not a bad idea to cut Zeller even though this lineup change could be temporary. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:38 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas disappears in loss
      Donatas Motiejunas hit just 2-of-8 shots for four points, three rebounds and two assists in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: That snapped a 12-game streak of double-digit scoring for D-Mo and he's been rebounding the ball well. He's still averaging 13.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals in January, and the Rockets just didn't have it going against the Dubs tonight. And once Terrence Jones finally returns, things could get a little dicey in regards to Motiejunas. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:24 pm
    • Shawn Marion to retire after this season
      Shawn Marion plans to retire following the 2014-15 season.

      Advice: "I wanted to go out on my terms," Marion said. "The biggest thing is having a son. I got attached to him. Seeing him periodically is hard. Watching him grow up on pictures and videos is hard." Marion is in his 15th year and he joined the Cavs this season in an effort to win another championship. Marion was a perennial top option in fantasy last decade, but he doesn't have much fantasy value right now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:59 am
    • Lou Amundson to start again on Wednesday
      Lou Amundson will draw another start on Wednesday against the 76ers.

      Advice: He just signed another 10-day contract and coach Derek Fisher really seems to like the energy that he brings, but his game simply doesn't translate to fantasy very well. Amundson is still only an option in ridiculously deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:28 am
    • Carl Landry (wrist) will not play Wednesday
      Carl Landry (wrist) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: He's been out a week after spraining his wrist and the Kings have him listed as day-to-day. Jason Thompson, Derrick Williams and Reggie Evans will each earn more minutes in Landry's absence, but there are no clear-cut winners in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:37 pm
    • Louis Amundson signs 2nd 10-day deal w/Knicks
      Louis Amundson has signed a second 10-day deal with the Knicks.

      Advice: While Amundson drew the start on Monday, he's only averaged 5.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 2.0 blocks in his two games with the Knicks. Those numbers can help owners in deeper fantasy leagues, but owners in standard leagues can feel free to leave Amundson on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:15 am
    • Lance Thomas signs second 10-day contract
      Lance Thomas has signed a second 10-day contract with the New York Knicks.

      Advice: Thomas has averaged just 2.8 points and 1.8 rebounds over 10.0 minutes in his two games with the Knicks, so he can continue to be ignored by fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:42 am
       
      4:00 pm @ Ind
    • Chris Johnson headed to Turkish League
      Chris Johnson has signed a deal to play in Turkey with Turk Telekom Ankara.

      Advice: Johnson was waived by the 76ers in November and will now take his talents overseas for the remainder of the season. 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds.The 24-year-old has averaged just 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 71 NBA games, so he doesn't hold any fantasy value even if he finds his way back to the NBA. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:35 am
    • Davis nears double-double in loss
      Ed Davis neared a double-double in Monday's loss to the Suns, scoring eight points on 2-of-7 shooting with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in just 22 minutes.

      Advice: Davis has not been productive for owners lately and Byron Scott isn't cooperating on the playing time side of things. There appears to be some upside wrapped up inside of Davis, but whether or not we'll see it or he can come through on his end are total question marks. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:28 am
       
      Player Note
      Ed Davis LAL - PF,C
      7:30 pm vs Chi
    • Motiejunas posts popcorn line in blowout win
      Donatas Motiejunas scored 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting with nine rebounds and four assists over 34 minutes in Monday's blowout win over the Pacers.

      Advice: Motie did not have any money counting stats (3PTs, STLs, BLKs) and that takes a lot of the shine off this line. He's going to have his work cut out for him whenever Terrence Jones returns, but he has been playing at a mid-round level for a few weeks and owners should ride him all the way to the edge of the cliff. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:59 pm
    • Lance Thomas likely to stay with the Knicks
      The Knicks are reportedly going to sign Lance Thomas to another 10-day contract.

      Advice: His role has been minimal at best, so owners in most leagues can ignore this news. Leave Thomas on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:35 pm
       
      4:00 pm @ Ind
    • The Knicks will reportedly keep Lou Amundson
      The Knicks will reportedly sign Lou Amundson to another 10-day contract.

      Advice: He drew a start on Monday against the Pelicans, finishing with four points, three boards, one assist and two blocks in 24 minutes. However, even if he does earn a role in New York, Amundson's game doesn't translate well to fantasy. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:34 pm
    • Lou Amundson scores four points
      Lou Amundson played 24 minutes in the starting lineup against the Pelicans on Monday with four points, three rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: He played down the stretch today and the Knicks gave Amundson an extended look with his 10-day deal running out. He's probably played well enough to stay on the team for another 10-day contract, but is only worth a look in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:44 pm
    • Lou Amundson will start on Monday
      Lou Amundson will start against the Pelicans on Monday.

      Advice: Interesting. Coach Derek Fisher is really getting creative here and the team just wants to look at him to see if he is worth keeping beyond his 10-day deal. He's not a fantasy option tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:06 pm
    • Carl Landry will not play on Monday night
      Carl Landry (wrist) will not play on Monday against the Blazers.

      Advice: Landry hasn't suited up since January 13, and there doesn't appear to be a current timetable for his return. He's not a reliable fantasy play in any format. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:49 am
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