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    • Jerryd Bayless looks great against the Magic
      Jerryd Bayless scored a team-high 19 points against the Magic on Thursday with two rebounds, one assist, three steals and two 3-pointers in 20 minutes.

      Advice: This actually wasn't a garbage time special with Bayless having some success early on. He was able to benefit with the Bucks bumping up some of their threes to fours and fours to fives, so he'll lose some value once the team gets some guys back. He's only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      32 minutes ago
    • Langston Galloway flops in Indiana
      Langston Galloway made just 2-of-10 from the field for four points with two rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 35 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday.

      Advice: At least the minutes were there. He's an undrafted rookie, so there were going to be games like this one. Additionally, Galloway has double-digit shots in each of his last six games with at least 31 minutes, as well. He's probably going to be able to score double-digit points with some steals and treys, but the sub-par shooting certainly caps his upside. He's a fringe player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:18 pm
    • Blake Griffin praises Austin Rivers' play
      Blake Griffin praised Austin Rivers' play during a recent interview.

      Advice: "I just love his aggression on offense and his willingness to attack the basket," Griffin said of Rivers. "And defensively, on the ball, he’s a dog on the ball. It’s tough to get around him." Rivers made a blip on the radar during Wednesday's game, scoring 12 points off the bench. However, this outing comes with an asterisk, as J.J. Redick (back spasms) did not play in that one. We need to see consistency from Rivers before we can get behind adding him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:38 pm
    • Shelvin Mack (calf) gets up some shots Thurs.
      Shelvin Mack (calf) was spotted getting up some shots and going through some court work during Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Mack is getting closer towards making a return, but as the third-string point guard on the roster, he's not going to be able to do enough statistically to be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:01 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mo Williams (personal) misses practice Thurs.
      Mo Williams (personal) was not present during the Timberwolves' practice on Thursday, but he will meet the team in Philadelphia on Friday.

      Advice: We'll be considering Williams questionable for Friday's game against the 76ers, as it's not yet known if he has fully recovered from the hip injury he was dealing with earlier in the week. If Williams sits, Zach LaVine would draw the start in a favorable matchup against the Sixers. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:09 am
       
      Injured
    • Jorge Gutierrez will play Thursday vs Magic
      Jorge Gutierrez will play against the Magic on Thursday, according to head coach Jason Kidd.

      Advice: Fresh off signing a 10-day contract on Wednesday, Kidd said Gutierrez will be available for Thursday game. "He thinks defense first, and offense comes second," Kidd said about his former player on the Nets. "He finds open guys and gets to basket." Gutierrez isn't likely to see many minutes as a bench player for the Bucks, so he can safely be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:08 am
    • Langston Galloway reminds Melo of Linsanity
      Carmelo Anthony said Langston Galloway's recent play reminds him of Linsanity.

      Advice: Thinking back to the 2011-12 season, Melo compared Galloway's recent play to Jeremy Lin's magical 35-game run. "I don’t know man, I would say probably ‘Linsanity,’" Anthony said. "[Jeremy Lin] wasn’t a rookie but he was here and he had that mindset of taking the big shot when he first got here." Galloway is averaging 15.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 steals, and 2.0 treys over his last give games and is a must-own player as long as he's getting consistent minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:52 am
    • Dante Exum awful again in Jazz loss
      Dante Exum started again on Wednesday, but hit just 1-of-6 shots for three points, one rebound and one assist.

      Advice: He's been awful in his last two games, making his 15 points, five assists and five 3-pointers last Thursday look like a fluke. He's still worth keeping an eye on as long as he's starting, but Trey Burke, and about every other guard in the league, has outplayed him over his last couple games. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:38 pm
    • Austin Rivers only Clip to score off bench
      Austin Rivers hit 5-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 12 points, one rebound and one assist in 22 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

      Advice: He likes playing for his dad and was the only Clipper to score off the pine tonight. Put him on your radar, but it will take more than an injury to J.J. Redick (out tonight with back spasms) to give him fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:23 pm
    • Dennis Schroder helps Hawks off bench
      Dennis Schroder came off the bench for 13 points, two rebounds, two assists and a 3-pointer on 5-of-8 shooting in just 17 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: The Hawks are truly the most unselfish team in the league this season and it seems like one player steps up off the bench to make things happen every game. Tonight it was Schroder, but don't be surprised if he takes a back seat to Mike Scott, Thabo Sefolosha, Kent Bazemore or Pero Antic in the next one. Set your DVR for Feb. 6, when the Hawks host the Warriors at Phillips Arena. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:04 pm
    • Brian Roberts plays 37 minutes in so-so line
      Brian Roberts wasn't efficient against the Spurs on Wednesday, making 3-of-11 from the field for eight points with three rebounds, six assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Besides the shooting issues, this was a very encouraging line. He didn't turn the ball over and getting 11 shots is a plus, too. Roberts should have better days ahead and he's a decent bet to be a low-end No. 2 fantasy point guard while Kemba Walker (knee) is out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:29 pm
    • Langston Galloway stays hot despite Calderon
      Langston Galloway started at shooting guard on Wednesday and had 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals and three 3-pointers on 7-of-15 shooting in 37 minutes.

      Advice: The Knicks picked up their ninth win of the season, which probably ticks Phil Jackson off. Galloway was a little shaky coming into the night with the return of Jose Calderon (knee), but didn't flinch. He's scored in double figures in five straight games, has a steal in four straight, a 3-pointer in six straight, and is averaging 15.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five. Make sure he's not available in your leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:15 pm
    • Zach LaVine scores 17 points on nine FGAs
      Zach LaVine had his best game of 2015 against the Celtics on Wednesday, making 7-of-9 from the field for 17 points with four rebounds, six assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He was in complete control in his 22nd NBA start. LaVine only made 39.0 percent from the field in his previous starts, so this efficient line comes as a huge surprise. Mo Williams (personal, hip) and Ricky Rubio (ankle) should be back soon, so it's hard to grab LaVine in standard leagues as anything more than a stop-gap guy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:54 pm
    • Lorenzo Brown plays 24 minutes
      Lorenzo Brown played 24 minutes against the Celtics on Wednesday with 10 points, one rebound, three assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Not bad. Brown is only on a 10-day deal and chances are he's going to be off the team once Ricky Rubio (ankle) is ready to go. That is likely to be within the current 10-day deal, so Brown doesn't have a very good outlook next month. He's worth a look in deep leagues for a couple games, though. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:48 pm
    • Marcus Smart scores 12 in decent line
      Marcus Smart scored 12 points on 4-of-7 from the field against the Wolves on Wednesday with two rebounds, six assists and four 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He continues to shoot the ball well from beyond the arc and is now above 36 percent from that range on the season. Smart's playing time hasn't come around with minutes in the upper 20s, but the steals, dimes and treys have been there. He has been inside the top 100 in the previous month even before this game, so he's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:17 pm
    • Greivis Vasquez steps up with 18 points
      Greivis Vasquez started at shooting guard again and had 18 points, four rebounds, six assists, a steal and four 3-pointers on 7-of-9 shooting in 31 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: After a slow start to his starting tenure, Vasquez has hit double digits in scoring in three of his last four games, and is averaging 10.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five. And that includes a dud of three points on 1-of-8 shooting a week ago. If you need a shooting guard and Mario Chalmers isn't available, think about grabbing Vasquez. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:01 pm
    • Mo Williams (personal) will not play Wed
      Mo Williams (personal) will not play on Wednesday against the Celtics, but will join up with the team on Thursday.

      Advice: He has also been battling a hip injury, so Williams probably wouldn't have been able to play anyways. With Ricky Rubio (ankle) still sidelined, rookie Zach LaVine will likely step into the starting lineup while newly acquired Lorenzo Brown could see some action as well. However, neither LaVine or Brown are reliable enough to use outside of deeper leagues, so feel free to leave them on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:04 am
       
      Injured
    • Minnesota have signed Lorenzo Brown
      Minnesota has signed guard Lorenzo Brown to a 10-day contract on Wednesday, and he is expected to be available to play against the Celtics.

      Advice: The uncertainty surrounding Ricky Rubio's (ankle) return and the latest injury to Mo Williams (hip) may have forced their hand, so Brown may end up seeing some action right out of the gate. There's no need to consider an add outside of ridiculously deep leagues just yet, but we will let you know if he pops up on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:43 am
    • Shelvin Mack (calf) out again on Wednesday
      Shelvin Mack (calf) will not play on Wednesday against the Nets, but he did say that he would be back soon.

      Advice: His return will provide Atlanta with some additional depth to their backcourt, but Mack's role isn't large enough to warrant attention in most leagues. Dennis Schroder will continue to see a small bump in minutes until Mack returns. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:02 am
       
      Injured
    • Bucks sign Jorge Gutierrez to 10-day contract
      The Bucks have signed Jorge Gutierrez to a 10-day contract on Wednesday.

      Advice: He actually played for coach Jason Kidd when he was in Brooklyn, so the move does make some sense. However, Gutierrez likely won't be a big part of the rotation, so owners in most leagues can safely leave him on the wire for now. Also, the Bucks did not have to waive another player in order for this deal to work, as Larry Sander's suspension gave them the ability to add another player. If/when Sanders returns, the Bucks will then have to cut ties with somebody. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:37 am
    • Gary Neal expected to play more point guard
      The Charlotte Hornets will not trade for a third point guard as of right now, as they want to see how Gary Neal and Jannero Pargo (back) perform before making a move.

      Advice: The Hornets were linked with Ramon Sessions and Norris Cole earlier in the week, but now it appears that they will play the waiting game. Pargo is still nursing a back injury and is expected to be evaluated next week, meaning Gary Neal should see plenty of action behind Brian Roberts for the foreseeable future. Neal ins't a true point guard by any means, but with an uptick in minutes he could emerge in deeper leagues for owners in need of 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:34 am
       
      Player Note
      Gary Neal Cha - PG,SG
    • Jordan Clarkson scores season-high 18 points
      The Lakers blew a double-digit lead on Tuesday despite Jordan Clarkson's season-high 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 37 minutes.

      Advice: This game was an outlier in every department for Clarkson -- he approached his season-high in nearly every category and made his first 3-pointer in over six weeks, having gone 0-of-8 in 10 games since Dec. 15. Clarkson is a realistic pickup for anyone needing a PG, as coach Byron Scott has expressed at least a "10 to 15 game" commitment to him as a starter. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:21 pm
    • Bucks interested in signing Jorge Gutierrez
      The Bucks are planning on signing Jorge Gutierrez to a 10-day contract according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

      Advice: Even if he does end up in Milwaukee, Gutierrez likely wouldn't be in the rotation and owners in almost all leagues can safely leave him on the wire. We will let you know if an agreement is reached. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:05 pm
    • Greivis Vasquez quiet in 28 minutes vs Pacers
      Greivis Vasquez played 28 minutes on Tuesday but had only seven points, four rebounds and four assists in the Raptors' 104-91 victory.

      Advice: He shot 2-of-6 from the field and has taken more than 10 shots just three times in January. DeMar DeRozan's return has ensured that Vasquez's usage rate won't improve despite his newly-minted starting job. Consider him a low-end option who can help with 3-pointers and assists, but little else. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:53 pm
    • Snyder brushes off Dante Exum's poor game
      Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said he would not be reactionary after Dante Exum's scoreless performance against the Celtics on Monday.

      Advice: Exum has been starting for the Jazz for the past three games, and it appears that despite Monday's inefficient outing, he's going to stick with the starting unit. The Jazz are not in the playoff hunt, sitting on a record of 16-29, so player development is going to be prioritized over winning. Exum has shown flashes, but it's going to be a bumpy ride for owners relying on production from a 19-year-old. He's more of a deep league guy right now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:59 pm
    • Langston Galloway w/ NY for rest of season
      Updating a previous report, Langston Galloway has officially signed a contract with the Knicks that will keep him with the team for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.

      Advice: Galloway has been logging heavy minutes for a depleted Knicks' team, and he is averaging 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 three-pointers, and 1.1 steals this season. That's good enough for low-end value in standard leagues, and he can only improve if and when Jose Calderon is traded away. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:45 am
    • Knicks, Langston Galloway agree to deal
      Langston Galloway has reportedly agreed to a deal that will keep him with the Knicks.

      Advice: With Galloway's second 10-day contract set to expire on Tuesday, this move will keep the 23-year-old with the Knicks for at least this season. We don't currently have word if Galloway got the guaranteed contract he had been seeking for 2015-16, but he's worth owning in standard fantasy leagues as long as he continues to see big minutes for the Knicks. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:04 am
    • Timberwolves set to sign Lorenzo Brown
      The Minnesota Timberwolves are close to signing Lorenzo Brown to a 10-day contract, according to Keith Langlois of Pistons.com.

      Advice: The Timberwolves originally drafted Brown and are close to brining the 24-year-old back into the fold. Brown has yet to play above the D-League this season, so he can be left on waiver wires as he won't provide much fantasy value as a bench player. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:27 am
    • Langston Galloway still negotiating w/Knicks
      Langston Galloway and the Knicks are having trouble agreeing on a contract and will continue negotiations on Tuesday.

      Advice: Galloway's second 10-day contract ends on Tuesday and guaranteed money for next season is reportedly the issue in contract negotiations. Galloway will become a free agent if the two sides are unable to agree on terms and would surely hook on with another team after averaging 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.5 three-pointers in eight games with the Knicks. Whether it's with the Knicks or elsewhere, Galloway is worth owning in standard fantasy leagues as long as he's getting consistent minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:36 am
    • Exum goes scoreless in 25-minute start
      Dante Exum went scoreless in 25 minutes of action on Monday against the Celtics, finishing with just one rebound and two assists to his credit.

      Advice: Ouch. Exum is very raw and his move into the starting lineup may be premature, though nothing has been said to the effect of a change so far. If you added him you might want to show a bit of patience because he's just 19 years old, but in general this could be a very bumpy and/or short experience as the starter. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:09 pm
    • Smart posts low-end line in return to action
      Marcus Smart (personal) returned to action on Monday, scoring nine points on 4-of-9 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in 29 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Evan Turner is getting his thumb X-rayed and independent of that Smart should be owned in most standard formats. If he isn't, you'd have to be pretty stacked not to take a chance on him. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:50 pm
    • LaVine could play a lot on Wednesday
      Zach LaVine scored 11 points on 3-of-9 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: LaVine could see some starter's minutes on Wednesday if Mo Williams (hip) doesn't play, but he hasn't proven worthwhile even as a spot-starter in standard leagues this season. Give him a look in DFS leagues, though. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:37 pm
    • Mo Williams (hip) questionable for Wednesday
      Mo Williams (hip) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

      Advice: Flip Saunders said that he is "pretty questionable" after the way he played on Monday following an apparent hip injury on Sunday. The 1-for-10 shooting performance on Monday certainly reflects that, and this means Zach LaVine (11 points, one three, five boards, one assist, 23 minutes) could be on your radar in DFS games. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:36 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mo Williams hits just 1-of-10 shots vs. OKC
      Mo Williams hit just 1-of-10 shots on Monday, finishing with four points, zero rebounds, three assist and two steals.

      Advice: Williams can be a feast-or-famine player and as long as Ricky Rubio isn't back owners are probably going to want him in lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:13 pm
       
      Injured
    • Marcus Smart is available for Monday
      Marcus Smart is available to play against the Jazz on Monday.

      Advice: He missed Sunday due to a death in the family and should be ready to roll. Smart's minutes haven't increased in the past couple weeks and he seems to be held to around 30. There's still enough upside to keep him owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:32 pm
    • Brian Roberts expects to start for 6-8 weeks
      Brian Roberts is expected to start at point guard for 6-8 weeks with Kemba Walker (knee) out of the lineup.

      Advice: Roberts was starting to come around in his last couple starts and he should be owned in all standard leagues. He should be looking at averages near 34 minutes, 12 points, four assists, 0.8 steals and 1.2 treys on sub-par field goal shooting. Gary Neal will also play more point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:48 pm
    • Marcus Smart expected to play on Monday
      Marcus Smart (personal) is expected to play on Monday against the Jazz.

      Advice: Smart had a death in the family, but he is expected back after a one-game absence. Smart is starting to carve out some fantasy value, but his development will be inconsistent. He's a solid stash for owners who can afford to have a little patience. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:06 am
    • Zach LaVine returned to action on Sunday January 25. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:26 pm
    • Jordan Clarkson struggles vs Houston, Pat Bev
      Jordan Clarkson couldn't get anything going in 28 minutes vs. the Rockets on Sunday, going 2-of-10 from the field to finish with eight points, two assists, one steal and five turnovers.

      Advice: Patrick Beverley will have this effect on opposing PGs and Clarkson gets a pass for the dud. Lakers coach Byron Scott said he'll keep his current starting lineup intact for "15 to 20 games" which gives Clarkson a nice window to establish himself. Deep-league owners should already own him, and he's firmly on the radar in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:05 pm
    • Mo Williams racks up 20 points w/ full line
      Mo Williams piled up 20 points, four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, six assists and one steal in a losing effort vs. the Hawks on Sunday.

      Advice: Williams looked spry after skipping Saturday's practice to rest due to general soreness. The veteran PG remains a solid play while starting for Minnesota, but his rest-of-season outlook isn't great. In addition to the impending return of Ricky Rubio, the 7-36 Wolves are likely to turn rookie Zach LaVine loose at some point after the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:42 pm
       
      Injured
    • Zach LaVine (elbow) will be available Sunday
      Zach LaVine (elbow) will be available for Sunday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: With averages of just 8.1 points and 3.5 assists, LaVine can't be considered a viable option in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:40 pm
    • Shelvin Mack (calf) out Sunday vs. Minnesota
      Shelvin Mack (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

      Advice: Mack has been sidelined since Jan. 17, and he currently is without an official timetable to return. However, he's not a major part of the Hawks' rotation so his absence means very little in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:45 pm
       
      Injured
    • Report: DET likely to call up Lorenzo Brown
      Detroit is reportedly strongly considering calling up Lorenzo Brown from their D-League affiliate.

      Advice: Brown would be fighting for reserve minutes with Spencer Dinwiddie, so he'd be unlikely to get enough playing time to matter in most leagues. Until he actually signs a contract, Brown can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:05 pm
    • Zach LaVine (elbow) questionable Sunday
      Zach LaVine (elbow) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: He hasn't been relevant in most fantasy leagues since losing his starting spot to Mo Williams, so the eventual return of Ricky Rubio will likely ruin his already limited value. LaVine can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:51 am
    • Brian Roberts could get more minutes?
      If Kemba Walker (knee) needs surgery, Brian Roberts would take over as the starter.

      Advice: The Hornets are just giving Walker an MRI as a precaution, but there is still the possibility he needs to miss time. Roberts led the NBA in free throw percentage last season and he's capable putting up numbers in steals, dimes and treys. At this point, it's not a bad idea to add Roberts in competitive leagues until Walker gets the all clear. We should have the results in the next few days. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:05 am
    • Dante Exum suddenly good from 3-point range
      Dante Exum made 5-of-7 from the field for 13 points during a 108-73 win over the Nets on Saturday with four rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He is inexplicably a knock-down shooter in the starting lineup. In his last two games as the starter, Exum averaged 14.0 points, 2.0 boards, 4.5 assists and 4.0 triples on 52.6 percent from the field. That's good for a 73.7 effective field goal percentage, which is actually higher than Kyle Korver this season. Exum's shot is a little funky and he was not effective from deep before this hot streak. He still doesn't have a tremendous game for fantasy, but go ahead and give him a look to see if he can keep his 19-year-old Aussie magic going. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:35 pm
    • Marcus Smart (personal) won't play Sunday
      Marcus Smart (personal) will not play against the Warriors on Sunday due to a death in his family.

      Advice: He will rejoin the team in Utah for Monday's game. With Smart out, Evan Turner will play most of his minutes at point guard, so that should open up more run for Jae Crowder. Phil Pressey will also get a few more minutes of action. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:33 pm
    • Brian Roberts plays 33 points in win
      Brian Roberts scored 17 points with three rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer during a start against the Knicks on Saturday.

      Advice: He played off the ball a little more than the last time Kemba Walker (knee) missed time because the Hornets have Lance Stephenson and Al Jefferson back this time. Roberts is only going to have decent fantasy value while Walker is out, which doesn't appear to be too long because he only has some soreness. Unless you're cutting dead weight, he can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:58 pm
    • Langston Galloway plays 32 minutes in start
      Langston Galloway played 32 minutes as the starting point guard against the Hornets on Saturday, scoring 11 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He ran the point a ton tonight, which is something he did in college and in the D-League. Coach Derek Fisher didn't really use Galloway at the point on Friday, so the versatility bodes very well for him. Even if Jose Calderon (knee) returns, Galloway looks like a good bet for 25-30 minutes. He's worth a long look in standard leagues for his upside in steals and treys. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:32 pm
    • Zach LaVine (elbow) misses practice
      Zach LaVine (elbow) missed practice on Saturday.

      Advice: His minutes have dropped off significantly and he would usually play around 12 minutes in non-blowout games. LaVine is not worth owning in most leagues and we'll pass along any other info on his elbow injury soon. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:54 pm
    • Mo Williams (soreness) missed practice
      Mo Williams (soreness) did not practice on Saturday.

      Advice: It sounds like a day off for the 32-year-old veteran. Williams as struggled in his last three games, making just 8-of-35 (22.9 percent) from the field over his last three. He should play Sunday against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dante Exum to draw another start vs. Nets
      Dante Exum will draw his second straight start over Trey Burke for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Exum scored a career-high 15 points in a start on Thursday, and it looks like he has a real chance to replace Trey Burke for good. Coach Quin Snyder did say that his lineup wasn't set in stone, so this will definitely be a situation worth monitoring going forward. Burke's value will continue to trend down as long as he comes off the bench and his owners should be concerned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:50 am
    • Coach Byron Scott praises Jordan Clarkson
      Coach Byron Scott heaped praise on rookie Jordan Clarkson after his first career start on Friday against the Spurs.

      Advice: "I am very happy with the way Jordan played," Scott said. "He just looked like he was very poised and the moment wasn’t too big for him." Clarkson scored 11 points with four assists and three boards, but given his high usage rate he should see his numbers improve with continued opportunity. There is still no word on whether or not his move to the starting lineup is permanent, but the Lakers would be wise to give their younger players a chance to develop in a lost season. Clarkson is worth keeping a close eye on moving forward, so keep him on your radar. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:54 am
    • Smart plays just 14 minutes on Friday
      Marcus Smart played just 14 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring four points on 1-of-2 (including a three) with three assists and five fouls.

      Advice: Smart's fouls were an issue and Brad Stevens is a bit of a card with rotations, but it would be surprising if Smart isn't running the show after the All Star break, or at least logging starter's minutes. He's a solid stash until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:16 am
    • Clarkson steps in for Lin, posts low-end line
      Jordan Clarkson drew the start at point guard for the Lakers on Friday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting (no threes) with three rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes.

      Advice: This is a successful outing for him in the grand scheme of things but there are a lot of questions in L.A. right now, starting with Jeremy Lin's (DNP-CD) future and then heading right into whether or not Clarkson's game translates into fantasy value. He's a flier at best barring news that he's suddenly the man in charge, but he could quickly capture our attention so stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:39 am
    • Mo-Will double-doubles on Friday vs. Pellies
      Mo Williams double-doubled against the Pelicans on Friday, scoring 12 points on 3-of-10 shooting with three rebounds, 10 assists and 6-of-7 makes from the foul line.

      Advice: Williams hit just 2-of-12 shots and he's going to be inefficient shooting the ball, but until Ricky Rubio returns here soon the double-double chances are good every night. Owners should ride Williams until the wheels fall off. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:58 pm
       
      Injured
    • Langston Galloway scores 15 points vs. Magic
      Langston Galloway scored 15 points with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Magic on Friday during a 113-106 victory.

      Advice: He is capable of being the point guard and the Knicks will likely ask him to run the offense more now with Jose Calderon (knee) expected to miss time. Galloway is capable of scoring and there's upside since he can get some steals while adding treys, so he's worth a long look to see if he stays hot. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:59 pm
    • Schroder gets hot off the bench against OKC
      Dennis Schroder got hot off the bench on Friday against the Thunder, scoring 13 points on 4-of-11 shooting (1-of-5 from deep, 4-of-4 from the line) with four rebounds and five assists in just 18 minutes.

      Advice: Schroder isn't going to have value outside of deeper leagues, but lines like this can be filed away for owners to remember. He's a point guard to watch over the next few seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:14 pm
    • A New Day: Clarkson, Kelly and Sacre starting
      Jordan Clarkson, Wayne Ellington, Ryan Kelly, Jordan Hill and Robert Sacre will start against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: It's a new day in Lakerland. Clarkson was a ball-dominant guy at summer league and is able of beating his guys off the dribble. The Lakers are likely going to give him some run to see what he has, so he's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:12 pm
    • Marcus Smart doesn't score in 27 minutes
      Marcus Smart did not score in 27 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday, adding three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: All five of his misses came from beyond six feet of the basket and that's still something he'll have to work on. Smart does have 2.0 steals and 0.8 turnovers per game in his last four while he's been able to play at least 27 minutes for each of his last seven games since the Jeff Green deal. He's worth owning in standard leagues and it won't be long before he's starting. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:48 pm
    • Dante Exum starts with 5 treys for 15 points
      Dante Exum moved into the starting lineup and scored a career-high 15 points against the Bucks on Thursday with five assists and a career-high five 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: He's a career 30.1 percent shooter from deep, so this was a major shock to see him make more than three treys for the first time in his career. Exum also ran the point even when he played next to Trey Burke tonight and matched his career high in dimes (this is his seventh five-dime game this season). His minutes are clearly climbing and he's on the radar in deeper leagues. The steals aren't there and he's likely going to shoot around 40 percent from the field this season, so he's not a great add in standard leagues yet. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:29 pm
    • Dante Exum starting over Trey Burke Thursday
      Dante Exum will start over Trey Burke on Thursday against the Bucks.

      Advice: Wow. Coach Quin Snyder said that he is making the switch in order to bolster the second unit, but this definitely comes out of nowhere. Exum has simply been too bad to rely on in most leagues, so we wouldn't recommend an add outside of deeper leagues for now. Burke's owners should be patient and see how things play out in Utah. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:43 pm
    • Marcus Smart being groomed for leading role
      Celtics management is hoping that Marcus Smart can grow into a leadership role for the team.

      Advice: After trading Rajon Rondo, the Celtics have been slowly developing Smart to be more of a leader. "He’s doing a good job of playing well, of handling success and adversity. Those are all precursors to being a leader," said Stevens. "When you’re a young person you have to earn that kind of respect with your approach. It’s not even your play, it’s your approach." Smart is averaging 8.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.8 three-points over his last give games and is worth a flier in standard leagues as his playing times continues to increase. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:35 am
    • Greivis Vasquez shoots 1-of-8 in start vs MEM
      Greivis Vasquez started Wednesday's game in Memphis, but finished with only three points on 1-of-8 shooting in the Raptors' road loss.

      Advice: Vasquez logged 22 minutes and he's been underwhelming since overtaking Terrence Ross for a starting job. He chipped in two steals tonight and deep-league owners may find him to be a worthwhile gamble, but everyone should avoid him while Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, James Johnson and Ross are all healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:37 pm
    • Langston Galloway scores 11 points in win
      Langston Galloway turned in another outstanding game against the 76ers on Wednesday with 11 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He continues to get some run at point guard and the Knicks suddenly have a lot of confidence in the rookie. Galloway has exceeded all expectations and the Knicks seem to view him as their best wing option after Carmelo Anthony. He is still on a 10-day deal, but it would be a shock to see the Knicks not sign him for the rest of the season next week. He's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:16 pm
    • Mo Williams disappoints on Wednesday
      Mo Williams hit just 2-of-12 shots for five points and five assists in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: He was a disaster tonight, but as long as Ricky Rubio is out, Williams will be much better than this on most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:14 pm
       
      Injured
    • Knicks to use same starting lineup Wednesday
      Head coach Derek Fisher said that he will most likely keep the same starting lineup for Wednesday's game that earned them a win over the Pelicans on Monday, meaning Langston Galloway will have another chance at extended minutes.

      Advice: Galloway has posted averages of 12.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.6 3-pointers over 25.4 minutes per game this season, so there is enough potential here to warrant a pickup in deeper leagues. The Knicks have every intention of looking towards the future this season, so Galloway's minutes should theoretically rise as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:08 am
    • MRI confirms calf strain for Shelvin Mack
      An MRI confirmed a left calf strain for Shelvin Mack, and he remains out for Wednesday's game vs. Indiana.

      Advice: Mack is the third-string point guard in Atlanta, so his absence doesn't mean much with regards to fantasy. Dennis Schroder will pick up most of his reserve minutes, but as long as Jeff Teague is healthy, both Mack and Schroder belong on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:19 pm
       
      Injured
    • Vasquez posts low-end line in start
      Greivis Vasquez started at shooting guard in Monday's win, scoring 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting with two rebounds, three assists and one triple in 31 minutes of action.

      Advice: Vasquez isn't a good bet to produce more than this with the Raptors at full strength so he's only worth a look in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:51 pm
    • Greivis Vasquez will start Monday vs. Bucks
      Greivis Vasquez will draw the start over Terrence Ross for Monday's game against the Bucks.

      Advice: Vasquez made five previous starts this season when DeMar DeRozan was injured, and averaged 12.2 points and 4.8 assists on 44 percent shooting during that span. While coach Dwane Casey didn't indicate whether or not the move was permanent, Vasquez is worth a look in most leagues as longs as he holds onto the starting spot. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 4:19 pm
    • Marcus Smart has terrific game, scores 14
      Marcus Smart had his best game of 2015 against the Clippers during a 102-93 loss on Monday, scoring 14 points with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He matched his career high with treys and dimes while providing some solid defense on Chris Paul. Smart's minutes have remained consistently near 30 since the departure of Jeff Green and he has fared well in the dimes, steals and treys categories. His offense is showing signs of life and he's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 3:43 pm
    • Dennis Schroder (ankle) fine in 18 minutes
      Dennis Schroder (ankle) played 18 minutes off the bench on Monday, finishing a win vs. Detroit with four points, three rebounds, six assists and zero turnovers.

      Advice: He didn't have any 3-pointers or steals and his minutes didn't budge despite the absence of backup G Shelvin Mack (calf). Schroder is only worth considering as a fantasy option when Jeff Teague is out of the lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 3:23 pm
    • Brian Roberts actually puts up stats on Mon
      Brian Roberts played 27 minutes against the Wolves on Monday with 16 points, five rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Saturday was one of the stranger lines of the season with Roberts doing very little in 40 minutes. In fact, he made 83 passes in that game and somehow managed just four assists. Kemba Walker (knee) shouldn't be out much longer, so fantasy owners don't need to be too aggressive in grabbing Roberts. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 1:50 pm
    • Mo Williams can't make his shots vs. Hornets
      Mo Williams made just 3-of-13 from the field for 10 points with two rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 29 minutes against the Hornets on Monday.

      Advice: The open looks were there, but he just couldn't knock them down today. Williams has at least another week of value and his owners shouldn't be too concerned about this dud. He gets another favorable matchup on Wednesday against the Mavericks. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 1:28 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dennis Schroder likely to return on Monday
      Dennis Schroder (ankle) is expected to play on Monday against the Pistons.

      Advice: Schroder sat out Saturday's game with a minor ankle injury, but he's clearly fine and his previous absence may have been designed more for rest than anything else. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 7:29 am
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