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    • Marvin Williams diagnosed with a concussion
      Marvin Williams has been diagnosed with a concussion. Rotoworld.com
      23 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      W, 76-71 vs NY
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. excels in his start vs. CHA
      Tim Hardaway started strong against the Hornets on Saturday with 25 points, six rebounds, five assists, one block and five 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: He scored a quick 10 points in the first quarter and had his best offensive game in 2015. Hardaway was losing minutes to a host of players and he played just 18.5 minutes per game over his previous two, so he'll have to do a little more than this going forward. Langston Galloway is the preferred grab, but keep an eye on THJ. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:42 pm
    • 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
      Today, 5:29 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 76-71 vs NY
    • 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
      Today, 5:08 pm
       
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      W, 76-71 vs NY
    • Kyle Singler will play with a mask
      Kyle Singler will play with a mask against the Bucks on Saturday.

      Advice: He had a procedure on Friday and should be ready to go. Singler broke his nose and it shouldn't affect his playing time. He's a low-ceiling option in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:22 pm
       
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      L, 101-86 @ Mil
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) doesn't practice Sat
      Kevin Martin (wrist) did not practice on Saturday.

      Advice: He is dealing with some swelling and it would appear the swelling hasn't gone down yet. Martin is hoping to play on Sunday and the chances he plays might have dropped slightly. The Wolves should have a more detailed update on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:58 pm
       
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    • Tim Hardaway Jr. gets another chance
      Tim Hardaway Jr. will start against the Hornets on Saturday.

      Advice: The Knicks will bump Langston Galloway to the point, which is a position he didn't play on Friday night. Hardaway Jr. has been in some kind of slump since the injury to Carmelo Anthony, so he'll really need to capitalize here. There is opportunity, but there's a lot of risk, too. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:36 pm
    • C.J. Miles (groin) doubtful for Sunday
      C.J. Miles (groin) is doubtful to play against the Magic on Sunday.

      Advice: He did not return from his injury on Friday and it would appear he'll miss a couple games. Miles just can't stay healthy this season and his fantasy owners can probably just find someone else at this point. Expect to see more of C.J. Watson and Rodney Stuckey. Damjan Rudez will also play more. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:30 pm
       
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    • DeMar DeRozan struggling since his return
      DeMar DeRozan has struggled significantly over his last three games, scoring a combined 14 points over that span.

      Advice: Since Terrence Ross was benched, DeRozan has been playing a lot more small forward but he doesn't blame his recent production on the switch. "It's not really about me playing the three, just my whole rhythm and feel of everything," DeRozan said. "Just get that back on track and let it come to me natural, like it was before. I kind of find myself looking for fouls now, instead of it coming naturally to me." To be clear, we fully expect him to be fine and it is just a matter of time before he starts scoring at an elite level again. It may not be a bad idea to float some buy-low offers if his owner is panicking. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:40 am
    • Kawhi goes for 15 and 14 vs. the Lakers
      Kawhi Leonard scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including a three) with 14 rebounds, three assists and two steals in the Spurs' 99-85 win over the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: So far so good with regard to Leonard's hand and obviously if he's on the floor the production is going to be there. He's returning top 20-25 value on a per-game basis so far. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:06 am
    • Johnson plays 26 minutes off the bench
      Wes Johnson scored six points on 2-of-8 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 26 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Johnson is a key player for the Lakers now with Kobe Bryant out, and though Byron Scott looks like a mess with his rotations he'll probably be on the top of the list. He had been holding low-end value with Kobe around and his likely season-ending injury should make Johnson a guy to be owned in most standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:31 am
    • Cleanthony Early returned to action on Friday January 23. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:04 am
    • Wiggins slowing down as guys return to action
      Andrew Wiggins scored 13 points on 6-of-16 shooting (no threes) with two rebounds, one assist and one block over 38 minutes in the Wolves' 92-84 loss to the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: Wiggins could be staring at a rough month with Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin returning, and then after that Shabazz Muhammad at some point. As that happens, integrating all of these players could easily gum things up for all of them. Still, the Wolves are going to slowly force him into a No. 1 role regardless of who is playing with him, and attrition will also be his ally in the second half of the year. It will be one massive buy low window and owners will want to take full advantage of it. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:04 am
    • Butler posts 20-8-6 line in win over Mavs
      Jimmy Butler scored 20 points on 8-of-18 shooting (no threes) with eight rebounds, six assists and three steals in Friday's win over the Mavs.

      Advice: Butler put his foot back on the gas pedal after Derrick Rose's surge slowed him down a bit. Rose scored 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers, and it wouldn't be surprising if Butler got back some of his touches now that Rose appears to have re-established a foundation for himself. Pau Gasol added 13 points, 16 boards, a steal and a block in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:18 pm
    • Deng scores 23 points despite illness
      Luol Deng played through an illness in the Heat's 89-87 win over the Pacers on Friday, scoring 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds and three assists.

      Advice: Deng looks like he's ready to produce for owners again and he should be in most lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:54 pm
    • Overshadowed: James Harden hits game-winner
      James Harden hit a game-winning buzzer-beater against the Suns during Friday's 113-111 victory, finishing with 33 points, six rebounds, 10 assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: Just when you thought Harden was going to be the story of the night for a sick crossover to break P.J. Tucker's ankles before he buried a mid-range jumper, Klay Thompson happened. Anyway, Harden is still ridiculous on non-Klay terms over his last three, averaging 37.0 points, 3.7 boards, 7.7 assists, 3.0 steals and 4.3 treys on 51.9 percent from the field. Sadly, Harden won't get to play against Klay again this regular season. That's none of Klay's business, though. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:42 pm
    • 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
      Yesterday, 10:34 pm
    • Klay Thompson sets NBA record w/ 37-point qtr
      Klay Thompson set an NBA record with 37 points in the third quarter of Friday's win over the Kings, finishing with an NBA season-high tying 52 points on 16-of-25 shooting, two rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks.

      Advice: Thompson hit 11 3-pointers on 15 attempts and 9-of-10 from the line, setting a slew of records in the process. He did not miss on 13 field goal attempts in the third quarter with nine of them coming from beyond the arc, with each one setting the wild Oracle crowd into a deeper euphoric frenzy. It was the most points scored in a quarter in NBA history, and you might remember where you were five years down the road the next time somebody threatens it. And yes, it's the stat line of the year so far. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:08 pm
    • C.J. Miles (groin) out for game vs. Heat
      C.J. Miles (left groin) will not return against the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: He has dealt with groin issues before and he's probably going to miss time. Chris Copeland and Damjan Rudez could get more minutes, but C.J. Watson and Rodney Stuckey may get some additional run. If you're sick of dealing with Miles, we don't blame you for dropping him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:53 pm
       
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    • James Harden and Dwight Howard starting
      James Harden (knee) and Dwight Howard (knee) will start against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: They were both probable and there was little doubt that these guys would miss the big road game. The Rockets didn't have Howard in their last matchup against the Suns, too. Harden could put up huge numbers tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:49 pm
    • C.J. Miles (groin) questionable to return
      C.J. Miles (groin) is questionable to return against the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: He just can't stay healthy. Whether it's a calf, an eye issue, or anything, Miles just seems to inexplicably miss games this season. Rodney Stuckey and C.J. Watson will get a few more minutes. Miles checked out after six minutes with eight points, one assist and one 3-pointer. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:05 pm
       
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    • C.J. Miles starting, Rodney Stuckey to bench
      C.J. Miles will start in place of Rodney Stuckey on Friday night against the Heat.

      Advice: This move is likely to prepare for George Hill eventually moving into the starting lineup -- Hill is coming off the bench tonight. Miles is going to take a lot of 3-pointers in the first unit and he could have some other stats, but he's really not a reliable fantasy option with his woeful field goal shooting. If you need treys, he's worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:29 pm
       
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    • Luol Deng (illness) expected to play Friday
      Luol Deng (illness) is feeling better according to head coach Erik Spoelstra, and he is expected to play Friday vs. Indiana.

      Advice: Considering Deng didn't miss the last game, he's looking very likely for tonight's game vs. Indiana. With Deng feeling better, hopefully he'll have a better outing than his 2-of-6-performance form Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:59 pm
    • Kevin Martin dealing with swelling in wrist
      Kevin Martin (wrist) is dealing with swelling his right wrist and will be out until at least Sunday.

      Advice: He had to have his wrist drained on Thursday and is still hopeful to play against the Hawks on Sunday. Martin wore a brace at shootaround on Friday and it would appear he's at least making an attempt to play. The oft-injured guard should be a solid player to start while he's on the court, but the injuries are going to make him annoying to own. Expect Robbie Hummel to start and have some low-end fantasy value tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:01 pm
       
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    • Kevin Martin (wrist) won't play on Friday
      Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: He left shootaround with a brace on his wrist and told reporters that he's "not ready" yet, which is disappointing since he's been questionable to play in the Wolves' past three games. Owners will simply have to keep him tucked away on the bench a bit longer, while Robbie Hummel continues to fill in at SG without providing fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:06 am
       
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    • Kyle Singler iffy for Saturday w/ broken nose
      Kyle Singler (nasal fracture) is questionable for Saturday's game in Milwaukee

      Advice: Singler was injured on Wednesday, when he scored 14 points in 22 minutes vs. the Magic. He continues to hold down a starting job but hasn't done much to help fantasy owners, averaging 7.4 points on 42.0 percent shooting, so there's no incentive to gamble on him while his status is in doubt. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:14 am
       
      Injured
      L, 101-86 @ Mil
    • Luol Deng (illness) probable to return Friday
      Luol Deng (illness) appears probable to return vs. the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: He's been sick for four days and didn't even travel to Charlotte for Wednesday's game, but he went through shootaround on Friday without any issues. His likely return will send Danny Granger back to the bench, reducing Granger and James Ennis to an afterthought in typical fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:38 am
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) questionable for Friday
      Kevin Martin (wrist) is questionable to return on Friday vs. New Orleans.

      Advice: He was on the Wolves' active roster for Wednesday's game but didn't play, and owners can anticipate an imminent return even if he sits out again vs. the Pelicans. Martin was hot in nine games before his injury, scoring 20.4 points with 2.9 triples per game, and he shouldn't be floating on any waiver wires. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:15 am
       
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    • James Harden probable Friday w/ bruised knee
      James Harden (left knee contusion) is listed as probable for Friday's game in Phoenix.

      Advice: He scored 33 points in 32 minutes during Wednesday's loss to Golden State and we're guessing he'll be fine, but owners should stay tuned for pre-game updates. Harden hasn't missed a game all season and should have extra motivation after recently being snubbed as a starter for the All-Star game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:59 am
    • Jimmy Butler plays just 28 minutes
      Jimmy Butler played just 28 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday with 17 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers on 4-of-9 from the field.

      Advice: He was in foul trouble tonight, which is a very rare occurrence for Butler this season. Tonight was just the second game all season in which Butler was below 34 minutes. Jimmy Minutes has turned into Jimmy Buckets and he's starting to come out of his slump to start 2015. He should be viewed as an early-round fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:05 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard cools off due to garbage time
      Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high 16 points against the Bulls on Thursday with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He scored the Spurs' final 11 points of the first half, but was fairly quiet the rest of the game. Leonard has added a handful of new offensive moves and coach Gregg Popovich has held up his end of the bargain that he will run plays for the reigning Finals MVP. Leonard gets the Lakers at home on Friday night and could have a big game. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:39 pm
    • Klay Thompson scores 27 in All-Star push
      Klay Thompson hit 10-of-21 shots and three more 3-pointers for 27 points, three rebounds, five assists and four steals in Wednesday's impressive win over the Rockets.

      Advice: Look for Thompson to be a coach's pick for the Western All-Star Team, as he's been getting it done at both ends of the court all season long. The Warriors won their 17th straight game at home, setting a franchise record. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:53 pm
    • James Harden plays well in loss to Warriors
      James Harden hit 8-of-18 shots, three 3-pointers and 14-of-16 free throws on Wednesday, finishing with 33 points, four rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block.

      Advice: He's still in the MVP discussion, but the Rockets are going to have to improve their record for him to win it. They were crushed by the Warriors tonight, despite making a late comeback in garbage time. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:35 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
    • C.J. Miles only Pacer to show up vs. ATL
      C.J. Miles led the Pacers off the bench with 18 points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal and two 3-pointers on 7-of-15 shooting in Wednesday's loss at Atlanta.

      Advice: Miles is rolling again over his last two games, and is averaging 14.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games, despite shooting just 39 percent. Only Luis Scola (10), Rodney Stuckey (12) and C.J. Watson (13) joined Miles in double figures scoring tonight, but Miles looks like the guy to pick up as long as he can stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:07 pm
       
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    • DeMar DeRozan scores six points in 33 minutes
      DeMar DeRozan logged 33 minutes vs. Memphis on Wednesday, but scored only six points on 2-of-11 shooting with three rebounds and one block.

      Advice: DeRozan didn't attempt any 3-pointers and he added just one assist without any steals, making this a thoroughly disappointing line for his patient fantasy owners. The Raptors are 27-15 overall but just 11-8 on the road, and they've fallen from No. 1 in the Eastern Conference to No. 3, with the Bulls trailing by just half a game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:37 pm
    • Wiggins bounces back from bad game
      Andrew Wiggins hit 7-of-17 shots for 18 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: Kevin Martin was out for this one with a wrist injury and Wiggins bounced back after making just 3-of-14 shots in his previous game. He's averaging nearly 20 points over his last five games with plenty of other stats to his credit, and still looks like the favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:12 pm
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) out again on Wednesday
      Kevin Martin (wrist) will not return for Wednesday's home game vs. the Mavericks.

      Advice: Martin has been active at practices and his return is imminent, but owners will have to wait at least one more game before prying him off fantasy benches. Robbie Hummel should earn another start in K-Mart's absence, but he was scoreless in 24 minutes on Monday and isn't an appealing option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:49 pm
       
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    • Cleanthony Early (ankle) doubtful for Wed
      Cleanthony Early (ankle) is doubtful to play against the 76ers on Wednesday according to coach Derek Fisher.

      Advice: If he does end up sitting this one out, it will be his third straight game on the sidelines. While Early has shown some potential this season, he won't have a large enough role to matter in most leagues as long as Carmelo Anthony is active. At this point in the season, Early is simply a stash in deeper leagues for when Melo decides to hang it up for the season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:46 am
    • Kawhi Leonard grabs career-high 15 rebounds
      Kawhi Leonard tied his career-high with 15 rebounds during Tuesday's road win in Denver, adding 17 points with three 3-pointers, three assists, two steals and one block.

      Advice: This was Leonard's eighth double-digit rebounding game of the season, and he racked up tonight's stats in just 31 minutes of action. The numbers agree with the eye-test where Leonard is concerned, as he's peaking at career-high levels in rebound rate (13.3 percent), usage rate (22.7 percent), assist rate (12.9 percent) and PER (19.4). The sky is the limit for San Antonio's rising star. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:00 pm
    • Luol Deng (illness) will not play Wednesday
      Luol Deng (illness) will not travel with the Heat for Wednesday's game in Charlotte.

      Advice: Deng fought through the illness to score eight points in 29 minutes on Tuesday, but he'll now get a few days to fully recuperate before Friday's home game vs. Indiana. James Ennis and Danny Granger stand to gain the most in Deng's absence -- Ennis is slightly more attractive if he earns the start at SF, but they're only worth a glance in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:51 pm
    • Luol Deng plays 29 minutes despite illness
      Luol Deng played through an illness vs. OKC on Tuesday, scoring eight points on 2-of-6 shooting with one 3-pointer, four rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes.

      Advice: Deng has quietly posted mid-round value with the Heat thanks to balanced production and a sizeable role offensively -- his 20.3 usage rate is just below his career average, and his 57.8 percent True Shooting marks a career high. He's also posting a solid PER of 17.0, his highest since the 2007-08 season, and it's easy to see why the 7th-seed Heat aren't eager to trade him. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:21 pm
    • Luol Deng (illness) starting Tuesday vs. OKC
      Updating a previous report, Luol Deng (illness) will start on Tuesday vs. OKC.

      Advice: Mario Chalmers, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and Hassan Whiteside will join Deng in the starting lineup. Get him active for what will be an up-tempo game with the Thunder. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:50 pm
    • Luol Deng (illness) looking likely for Tues.
      Luol Deng (illness) looked good while going through a pregame workout according to beat writer Ira Winderman, and he's looking probable for Tuesday's game vs. OKC.

      Advice: Deng will have a tough matchup against OKC tonight, but with just two games being played, he's one of the better options. Stay tuned for an official update on Deng's status, but it is looking like he'll play, so feel free to get him active. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:39 pm
    • Luol Deng (illness) a game-time decision Tues
      Luol Deng (illness) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game vs. OKC.

      Advice: Head coach Erik Spoelstra said he isn't sure if Deng will play tonight, so if he is forced to sit, Danny Granger would likely slide into the starting lineup. However, Granger is averaging a meager 5.5 points and 1.0 three-pointer through two starts this season, and with a tough matchup vs. OKC, he's not a great option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:57 pm
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) headed for a GTD on Wed.
      Kevin Martin (wrist) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against Dallas.

      Advice: Martin sounded optimistic when talking about his chances about suiting up tomorrow, and said he will base his decision on how he feels when he wakes up in the morning. It's unclear if Martin will be on a minutes restriction upon his return, but given his upside, he needs to be owned in all leagues at this point. His return will likely hurt the value of Shabazz Muhammad (abdominal strain). Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:04 pm
       
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    • Johnson posts low-end line against the Suns
      Wes Johnson scored 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds and four assists in Monday's loss to the Suns.

      Advice: This toes the line for Johnson and keeps him at a low-end value in 12-team leagues, but owners can always drop him for a relatively hot free agent. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:25 am
    • DeRozan goes 0-for-9, Raptors survive and win
      DeMar DeRozan missed all nine of his field goal attempts in Monday's win over the Bucks, finishing with three rebounds and four assists to go with his goose egg in the scoring column.

      Advice: We'll cut him some slack and call this rust but he has a way to go to match the Team USA hype from this summer. Obviously he should remain owned in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:49 pm
    • Harden drops season-high 45 points on Indy
      James Harden scored a season-high 45 points in the Rockets' 110-98 win over the Pacers on Monday, hitting 12-of-18 shots (7-of-12 3PTs, 14-of-15 FTs) with one rebound, seven assists, four steals and one block.

      Advice: Monster. Harden is fantasy's No. 1 producer in 8-cat leagues and No. 3 in 9-cat formats when measuring on a per-game basis. His consistency and durability come with way less heartburn than some of his fellow elite, too. Dwight Howard went for 14 and 17 with one block in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:05 pm
    • 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
    • Miles scores 23 points, hits four threes
      C.J. Miles scored 23 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 9-of-18 shots (including four threes) with six rebounds, two assists and five steals in 33 minutes.

      Advice: Miles is hit or miss but the hits have been big enough to keep owners happy lately as a late-round value over the past two weeks. He is going to have a hard time keeping things up when George Hill returns and takes away a bunch of touches, and his injury history isn't the best, so owners should probably ride him until the wheels fall off and start looking for other options. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:40 pm
       
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    • Klay Thompson scores 22 points
      Klay Thompson scored 22 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and four 3-pointers during a 122-79 blowout victory over the Nuggets on Monday.

      Advice: He has multiple 3-pointers in 18 consecutive games. Even before this gem, 2015 has been extremely kind to Klay with averages of 24.1 points, 3.8 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals and 3.5 triples on 53.5 percent from the field and 84.4 percent from the line. He belongs in the All-Star Game. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:59 pm
    • Kyle Singler cools off in Monday's road loss
      Kyle Singler cooled off vs. the Hawks on Monday, making 2-of-7 shots with one 3-pointer to finish with five points, four boards and one assist.

      Advice: He added a steal without any turnovers in 22 minutes, but this was a predictable letdown after watching him score 20 points vs. the Sixers' defense on Saturday. Although he continues to hold down a starting job in Detroit, Singler only provides a trickle of scoring and 3-pointers for deep-league owners. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:27 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 101-86 @ Mil
    • Andrew Wiggins cools off vs. the Hornets
      Andrew Wiggins didn't have a great follow-up game from his career-high effort in his last game, making just 3-of-14 from the field for 12 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He just wasn't as aggressive as usual today with just two shots from inside of three feet. Wiggins has been beating his defender off the dribble a ton since Christmas and that explains why his efficiency has jumped up so much lately. Even with the Wolves getting some players back, it shouldn't hurt his opportunity to score. His owners shouldn't be looking to sell high unless it's for an offer they can't refuse. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:25 pm
    • Cleanthony Early inactive due to ankle issue
      Cleanthony Early will not play against the Pelicans on Monday due to an ankle injury.

      Advice: The Knicks said they didn't play Early on Thursday because they wanted to get a look at their 10-day contract guys, so this is very weird to say Early has an ankle issue. Regardless, it sounds like the team wants to get a look at Langston Galloway first. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:02 pm
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play on Monday
      Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play on Monday against the Hornets.

      Advice: Martin was listed as questionable for the first time coming into this one, but he's still not ready to go. With Shabazz Muhammad (abdominal strain) also sidelined, Andrew Wiggins will continue to be the focal point of what the Timberwolves do offensively. Martin is very close to a return, and could be back as soon as Wednesday's contest. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:05 am
       
      Injured
    • DeMar DeRozan scores 22 points on Sunday
      DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points on 7-of-18 shooting during Sunday's loss to the Pelicans, adding three rebounds, one 3-pointer, one assist, one steal, and one turnover.

      Advice: DeRozan also shot 7-of-9 from the stripe, making this your prototypical DeRozan line. He also logged 35.9 minutes, and he looks to be fully recovered from his groin injury that sidelined him for all of December. Before that extended absence, DeRozan had only missed three games over the past four seasons, so hopefully he'll be able to remain on the court for the rest of the year. He has mid-round upside. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:33 pm
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) questionable for Monday
      Kevin Martin (wrist) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: This is the first time Martin has been listed as questionable since fracturing his wrist back in November. He has gone through multiple full-contact practices, so he should not be floating around on any waiver wires at this point. It's not clear if he'll have a minutes restriction upon his return, and it'll be interesting to see if how he works alongside the now surging Andrew Wiggins. Shabazz Muhammad (abdominal strain) will likely take the biggest hit with the return of Martin. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:54 am
       
      Injured
    • Coach Flip Saunders praises Andrew Wiggins
      Coach Flip Saunders praised Andrew Wiggins after he scored a career-high 31 points in a win over the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: "It’s almost astonishing his confidence level," Saunders said of Wiggins. "He just keeps continuing to get better and amaze, whether its offense, blocking shots, rebounds, he’s doing a bit of everything." Wiggins has shown a ton of improvement since the beginning of the season, and there is no doubt that he has become a must-own fantasy asset in all leagues. Congrats are in order if you were able to buy-low on the rookie earlier in the season. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:21 am
    • Kawhi Leonard not listed on injury report
      Kawhi Leonard is not listed on the Spurs' injury report, and he is good to go for Sunday's game against the Jazz.

      Advice: He returned to action in style on Friday with 20 points, four rebounds, five assists, three steals and one 3-pointer, so owners can expect more of the same against the Jazz. Needless to say, Leonard shouldn't be on any benches right now. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:10 am
    • Klay Thompson has career-high five blocks
      Klay Thompson started hot against the Rockets on Saturday, making 9-of-15 from the field for 27 points with five rebounds, two assist, one steal, five blocks and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: His five blocks were a career high and he did a fantastic job on James Harden. Thompson has avoided a slump for basically the entire season and is hot over his last five, averaging 22.8 points, 4.2 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.6 blocks, 0.8 steals and 3.0 triples on 51.9 percent from the field. Good thing the Warriors didn't trade him for Kevin Love. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:48 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas plays 22 minutes
      Donatas Motiejunas played 22 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It was another solid game for Motiejunas and he's really maximized his strengths. No player has more makes on hook shots this season and he's been able to post up a lot better than last season. It'll be interesting to see what happens once Terrence Jones (leg) comes back, but D-Mo is still worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:22 pm
    • James Harden had huge letdown vs. Warriors
      James Harden didn't show up against the Warriors on Saturday, making 4-of-15 from the field for 12 points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and no 3-pointers.

      Advice: Sometimes when you win, you actually lose, and sometimes when you lose, you actually win. Not this time, though. Harden was a big letdown on the main stage tonight, but he'll bounce back on Monday against the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:20 pm
    • Andrew Wiggins drops career-high 31 points
      Andrew Wiggins scored a career-high 31 points on 11-of-17 shooting in a win over the Nuggets on Saturday, adding nine boards, four assists, one steal, three blocks and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: It was easily the best game of his NBA career and the rookie has been on a tear after a slow start to the season. While the return of Kevin Martin (wrist) and Shabazz Muhammad (abdominals) could reduce his workload, Wiggins will likely be a must-start option for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:44 pm
    • Kyle Singler scores 20 points vs. Philly
      Kyle Singler scored 20 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and six 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.

      Advice: He was hot early with three 3-pointers in the first quarter. Singler scored just 17 points combined in his previous three games, so there's little reason to be excited about this one. He's only an option in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:26 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 101-86 @ Mil
    • C.J. Miles has another awful game
      C.J. Miles made 2-of-13 from the field for five points with five rebounds against the Hornets on Saturday.

      Advice: He missed all eight shots from deep and even air-balled one. If one thing is clear on Miles, it’s that he has a green light from deep. He’s taken 8.1 attempts from beyond the arc in his previous eight games. Besides that and scoring in the mid-teens, there’s not much else to his fantasy value while he’s going to shoot below 40 percent from the field on a fairly high volume. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:42 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play Saturday
      Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: He isn't quite there yet, but the fact that Minnesota is updating his status prior to tip-off suggests that his return is getting close. If Martin is still floating around the waiver wire, give him a long look for his ability to knock down 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:28 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Martin and Nikola Pekovic doubtful Sat
      Kevin Martin (wrist) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) are listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: To be clear, we still don't think they have a shot to play on Saturday, but crazier things have happened so owners should check back before tip-off. Martin is worth grabbing in all standard leagues for his ability to knock down 3-pointers in a hurry, while Pekovic's outlook is a little more bleak with the emergence of Gorgui Dieng. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:36 am
       
      Injured
    • Deng throws down 25-6-4-2-2 line w/ two 3PMs
      Luol Deng scored 25 points on 11-of-18 shooting with six rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in Friday's road win over the Kings.

      Advice: The Kings can't defend anybody right now and Deng took advantage of that. Considering his mileage and injury risk, owners might want to float a few offers to see what they can get in return. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:46 pm
    • Johnson quiet in Friday's loss to the Jazz
      Wes Johnson scored just five points on 2-of-3 shooting with four rebounds, one block and one three over 30 minutes in Friday's loss to the Jazz.

      Advice: The money counting stats save the line but the overall impact is to reduce his standing in standard leagues. He should be owned in most of them, but even a low-level free agent is worth considering with Johnson lacking upside. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:07 pm
    • Andrew Wiggins scores 17 on solid line
      Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points against the Suns during a 110-99 loss on Friday with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He's figured it out. Wiggins was making just 42.3 percent from the field on the season before tonight, but he has been above that percentage in 10 of his last 11 games. It looks like it'll be a strong finish for Wiggins this season and it's just the beginning for his owners in keeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:36 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard takes over vs. Blazers in win
      Kawhi Leonard returned from a month-long absence on Friday during a 110-96 win over the Blazers, scores 20 points with four rebounds, five assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It's like he never left. Leonard's hand injury appears to be 100 percent and it was great to see him return a little sooner than expected. Leonard was on fire in his previous seven games before the injury, averaging 17.1 points, 7.7 boards, 3.6 assists, 1.1 blocks, 2.1 steals and 0.6 treys. He's more than capable of being a top-10 player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:05 pm
    • Thompson scores 32 points with three treys
      Klay Thompson scored 32 points on 12-of-22 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and three treys in the Warriors' road loss to the Thunder on Friday.

      Advice: Thompson can get lost in the shuffle with Steph Curry (19 points, six assists, two threes, two steals) leading fantasy leagues, but he's a late first-round guy himself. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:43 pm
    • Jimmy Butler bounces back with big game
      Jimmy Butler had a season-high six steals against the Celtics on Friday with 22 points, five rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

      Advice: Finally. Butler was in a serious funk due to his shot not falling, but he was rolling tonight. He used to live on jumpers last season, and now he's able to get to the rim to help his field goal percentage. We should see the Jimmy from the first two months and not the one from the past two weeks. He's a top-20 asset. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:04 pm
    • DeMar DeRozan scores 25 points in 32 minutes
      DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points against the Hawks on Friday with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made 11-of-18 from the field in his 32 minutes of action. Clearly, the Raptors have dropped his minutes limit and he should be on his way to his season average of 34 soon enough. DeRozan was below 40 percent from the field before his injury, but he's buried 62.5 percent in his last two. He is safe to start everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:10 pm
    • Miles posts low-end line in 27 minutes
      C.J. Miles hit just 3-of-10 shots (no threes) for six points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 27 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Miles is as inconsistent as they come and an overall injury risk, though his sporadic bursts throughout the past month have made him valuable enough to own during that time. He has just top-200 value in 25 mpg on the season, though, highlighting how owners are chasing bad money by turning to Miles when he gets hot. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:31 pm
       
      Injured
    • Singler still quiet in Monday's win
      Kyle Singler managed just two points on 1-of-4 shooting with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes on Monday.

      Advice: Singler started to make some noise about a week ago but never really followed up on it. Owners can watch this action from the wire in most standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:05 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 101-86 @ Mil
    • Kawhi Leonard will play and start vs. Blazers
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) will start and not have a minutes cap against the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: "Why not?" Gregg Popovich said. Leonard's last game came against the Blazers back on Dec. 15. Leonard was posting first round value for about two weeks before his injury, so get him in your lineups. Also, we love to see this news come before the lineups lock in five minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:54 pm
    • C.J. Miles to the bench, Stuckey starting
      C.J. Miles will come off the bench for Friday's game against Detroit.

      Advice: Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel said that Miles feels more comfortable coming off the bench, and his numbers would agree with that statement. Miles is averaging 13.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.3 three-pointers per game as a reserve, so his value doesn't take a hit with the move to the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:50 pm
       
      Injured
    • Klay Thompson has stitches removed, will play
      Klay Thompson had seven stitches removed from his forehead, and he will play on Friday vs. OKC.

      Advice: Thompson is averaging 21.3 points, 3.0 assists, 3.0 three-pointers, and 1.2 steals per game this season, and he's obviously a must-start option every time he's in uniform. Get him active. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:11 am
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) probable, looks ready
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) was seen shooting and dunking during shootaround, and he will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against Portland.

      Advice: All signs are pointing towards Kawhi making his return to the starting lineup today after a month long absence. He's been cleared to play, was made available to the media, and said he is no longer experiencing pain in his hand. Interestingly, the last game he played was against Portland in a game in which he tallied 21 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and a block. Get him active. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:22 am
    • Wes Johnson hits a couple treys
      Wes Johnson made a couple 3-pointers on Thursday against the Cavs, finishing with eight points, four rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes.

      Advice: His fantasy value won't come from scoring while Kobe Bryant is playing, which means he'll be very inconsistent. Still, Johnson is one of a handful of guys who can be a steal, block and trey guy, so he's worth holding in most standard leagues unless it's to grab a hot free agent. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:23 pm
    • James Harden dominates the Thunder, scores 31
      James Harden was in his usual MVP form against the Thunder during a 112-101 win on Thursday, scoring 31 points with nine rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and six 3-pointers.

      Advice: He made 9-of-15 from the field tonight and has made at least 60 percent from the field in each of his last three games for one of the most ridiculous three-game efficient stretches on the year. In fact, that's good for an 80.4 true shooting percentage thanks to making 68.4 percent of his shots at the rim (43.2 percent of his shot total). Translation of advanced stats: Harden is awesome. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:29 pm
    • Cleanthony Early inactive on Thursday
      Coach Derek Fisher said he didn't play Cleanthony Early because he wanted to play the 10-day contract players more.

      Advice: Wait, what? Lou Amundson is 32 years old and hasn't played more than 13 minutes per game since 2010-11. Lance Thomas is 26 and made a laughable 22.2 percent from the field last season. This makes even less sense because they signed guys to 10-day deals knowing they have a trip to London in that stretch, so they basically cut their ability to help them in half. What's more, Early was the first rookie they drafted and he's shown some flashes in summer league and on occasion this season. He should still be considered as a hold in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:45 pm
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. struggles in reserve role
      Tim Hardaway Jr. struggled off the bench during Thursday's game against the Bucks, putting up 10 points (4-of-10 shooting), with four rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers, and one turnover.

      Advice: Hardaway Jr. only lasted 25 minutes before fouling out, and he's really struggled with consistency this season. His minutes have come down over the last four games, and he's averaging just 9.8 points, 2.0 assists, and 1.0 three-pointer per game over that span. However, with Carmelo Anthony a constant shutdown candidate, Hardaway Jr. deserves to be owned for the opportunity to be a go-to scorer on a bad team. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:20 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) probable for Friday
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) is being listed as probable for Friday's game against Portland.

      Advice: Beat writer Jeff McDonald said that Leonard has made significant progress during his recent workouts, and it's looking like he'll be a go on Friday after missing a month of action. Expect another update on Leonard following Friday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:57 pm
    • DeMar DeRozan will see around 29 mins Friday
      Raptors' head coach Dwane Casey said he expects DeMar DeRozan to play around the same amount of minutes (29) on Friday (vs. Atlanta) that he played during Wednesday's game.

      Advice: DeRozan played 29 minutes in his return to the lineup on Wednesday, putting up 20 points (9-of-14 shooting) with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block. He'll have a tough matchup against the surging Hawks, so his field goal percentage may take a hit, but he'll still be worth using in standard leagues for his solid contributions to the points and free throw percentage categories. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:15 pm
    • Cleanthony Early to come off the bench Thurs.
      Carmelo Anthony will replace Cleanthony Early in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Bucks.

      Advice: Early's value takes a significant hit with the return of Anthony, and he doesn't look like a great daily league play as he'll likely be struggling to get touches and minutes playing behind the Knicks' franchise player. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:16 am
    • DeMar DeRozan returned to action on Wednesday January 14. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:06 am
    • Jimmy Butler quiet in loss to Wizards
      Jimmy Butler was quiet in Wednesday's loss to the Wizards, hitting just 3-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 13 points, two rebounds, two assists, four steals and a block.

      Advice: He still filled the stat sheet, but it also probably wasn't a coincidence that Derrick Rose played his best offensive game of the season. Pau Gasol also cooled off tonight, and Tom Thibodeau will have to find a way to keep Rose hot while keeping his teammates involved. There's no reason to panic on Butler, but it is concerning that he's struggled over his last five games, averaging just 13 points on 30 percent shooting, while the Bulls have lost four of those five games. He'll get it turned around. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:01 pm
    • DeMar DeRozan doesn't skip a beat, scores 20
      DeMar DeRozan picked up right where he left off in his return to the lineup against the 76ers on Wednesday with 20 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He must be some kind of healer to return in style like this. DeRozan had his jumper working tonight and made 9-of-14 from the field, but he didn't go to the line in his first game back, as expected. His fantasy owners can plug him in as a mid-round guy due to only a handful of treys and so-so field goal shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:54 pm
    • James Harden fills up stat sheet in loss
      James Harden hit 10-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 26 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, five steals and a block in Wednesday's loss to the Magic.

      Advice: We're surprised the Magic were able to win this game considering how well Harden, Trevor Ariza and Dwight Howard played, but it is what it is. Harden has cooled off a bit, but is still filling it up in most categories, and remains one of the league's elite players. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:56 pm
    • DeMar DeRozan will start against Philly
      DeMar DeRozan (groin) will start against the 76ers on Wednesday.

      Advice: This comes as a surprise after missing close to two months with his groin injury. DeRozan's minute will likely be limited, but he'll push James Johnson to the bench. If for some reason DeRozan is on your wire, pick him up. Johnson owners shouldn't totally panic. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:46 pm
    • DeMar DeRozan is a game-time call vs. PHI
      DeMar DeRozan (groin) is a game-time decision to face the 76ers on Wednesday.

      Advice: At best, he's going to be limited. DeRozan is probably not going to start, so we might not have a definitive answer until after 7:30 tip time. If he's in the lineup, James Johnson, Greivis Vasquez and Terrence Ross could lose minutes. DeRozan owners should bench him in almost any case. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:50 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard and Marco Belinelli out on Wed
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) and Marco Belinelli (groin) will not play against Charlotte on Wednesday.

      Advice: Leonard did participate in some 2-on-2 work on Tuesday, so his return is getting very close. The Spurs will continue to use a committee approach to fill the void so there are no clear winners in terms of fantasy value with this news. We will continue to monitor Leonard's status closely in the coming days. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:22 am
    • Luol Deng plays through ankle injury Tuesday
      Luol Deng appeared to tweak his left ankle late in Tuesday's game, but he kept playing to finish with eight points on 4-of-13 shooting, eight rebounds and one steal in 37 minutes.

      Advice: The Heat have a tough matchup vs. the Warriors on Wednesday and we'll keep an eye on Deng's status in case the injury worsens overnight. He could have a nice game if he's able to play his normal workload, as the odds are good that Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will be forced to miss at least one game after hurting himself on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:10 pm
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