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  • Andrea Bargnani strains calf at practice Fri.
    Andrea Bargnani (strained calf, hamstring) injured himself during Friday's practice and he will not play vs. the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: An MRI revealed the calf strain and he's still recovering from his hamstring strain, and coach Derek Fisher admitted that Bargnani "isn't at a place where you can just put him out there and not be fully concerned." Bargnani has been lousy for the past few seasons, and the Knicks have enough frontcourt depth that he's not worth a speculative pickup. Rotoworld.com
    48 minutes ago
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Devin Harris (leg) expected to play Saturday
    Devin Harris (leg) is expected to play in Houston on Saturday.

    Advice: The Mavs' veteran guard has missed two games due to soreness in his lower right leg, but it shouldn't limit him as he resumes his backup role vs. the Rockets. J.J. Barea has been playing well in Harris' absence and Raymond Felton's return on Nov. 24 is another challenge to Harris' playing time, making him a dubious option in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:45 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Cavs coach worried about 'every single thing'
    After the Cavaliers fell to 5-6 with a loss on Friday, coach David Blatt said he's concerned about "every single thing" his team is doing.

    Advice: "This is the same team a week ago was scoring 120 points a game," Blatt said. "We’re not a different group of people and we're not a different team. We're just playing in the dark right now." When LeBron James was asked whether any of the Cavs' lineups had found a rhythm this year he quickly replied "No," and it doesn't help that Blatt is experimenting with different rotations on a nightly basis. The Cavs will try to right the ship vs. the visiting Raptors on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:21 am
  • Kevin Martin may need right wrist surgery
    Kevin Martin (broken right wrist) will be examined in the next few days to determine if his injury requires surgery.

    Advice: Regardless of whether or not he needs surgery Martin's absence "likely will be at least six weeks," according to beat writer Jerry Zgoda. In the meantime, Minnesota will rely more on Mo Williams, Chase Budinger, Corey Brewer, Shabazz Muhammad, Andrew Wiggins and Robbie Hummel. Head coach Flip Saunders is also interested in picking up free agents but he conceded, "Guys who aren’t playing in our league, there’s probably a reason." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:05 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Nicolas Batum returns in an easy win
    Nicolas Batum returned to the lineup on Friday night against the Bulls with nine points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Blazers had his game in the bag in the third quarter, so there was no need to play Batum more than 20 minutes. He should get better and his fantasy owners shouldn't worry much about his knee contusion being a lingering issue. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:27 pm
  • Aaron Brooks stinks in 24 minutes
    Aaron Brooks played only 24 minutes against the Blazers during a 105-87 loss, scoring 12 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls did not have Kirk Hinrich (chest) or Derrick Rose (hamstring) tonight, but this game was a blowout. Brooks should get more run on Monday with Hinrich and Rose very questionable to play. His owners shouldn't panic, but he's obviously not a must-own player because he is more of a stop-gap fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:20 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic erupts w/ 24 points, 11 boards
    Nikola Mirotic stepped up with Taj Gibson (ankle) getting hurt against the Blazers on Friday, scoring a career-high 24 points with 11 rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Pau Gasol (calf) did not play tonight and X-rays were negative on Gibson's ankle, so he is not a lock for minutes. That said, Mirotic is capable of blocking shots, hitting treys and turning in good percentages, so it's not a bad idea to add him speculatively in some leagues. To be clear, we wouldn't cut a player you're going to miss. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Ryan Anderson doesn't make any treys
    Ryan Anderson did not make any 3-pointers in a bad 117-97 loss to the Nuggets on Friday with 10 points three rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He made just 2-of-11 from the field in his worst game of the season. Anderson was rolling with 3.0 triples per game before tonight and he'll get it turned around against the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Alexis Ajinca starts again on Friday
    Alexis Ajinca started against the Nuggets on Friday with 12 points, eight rebounds and one assist in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Omer Asik (back) aggravated his injury in pre-game warmups, so we could see Ajinca in the starting lineup for a couple more games. He's not going to be as good as he was tonight, so only owners in deep leagues should have interest here. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Parsons breaks out of slump against Lakers
    Chandler Parsons scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting with two threes, two boards and three assists over 29 minutes in Friday's massive win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Parsons had a stretch including 5-of-6 games in which he didn't exceed 30 minutes, that also happened to correspond with him getting the flu. He played 37 minutes on Wednesday and that was probably a warning shot to owners that he was ready to get things moving. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Bradley Beal logs 32 minutes in 12-5-5 line
    Bradley Beal played 32 minutes off the bench against the Cavs on Friday, scoring 12 points with five rebounds, five assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He looked great tonight and it would be a shock for him not to start against the Bucks on Saturday. Beal was outstanding last season with the Wizards and could improved in his third year. He just needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • LeBron James scores 22 points; Cavs now 5-6
    LeBron James scored 22 points in a loss to the 91-78 loss to the Wizards on Friday to go with four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The Cavs are 5-6 and LeBron is below .500 after playing in at least 10 games since the 2007-08 season. The Cavs also had a 76ers-like 82.0 offensive efficiency rating tonight. While everyone is going to overreact, LeBron has been a top-10 player in fantasy leagues despite not even being close to as great as he was last season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Kyrie Irving has another two-dime game
    Kyrie Irving made 7-of-16 from the field for 22 points against the Wizards on Friday with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and three turnovers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: It's his second game in a row with two assists while he's also seen his usage take a significant hit. Last year, he had an elite 28.0 usage rate, but this year it's dropped to just 23.8. Thanks to his improved shooting, output in steals and lower turnovers, Irving has still been a first-round guy this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Johnson held in check by the Thunder
    Joe Johnson scored just eight points on 2-of-5 shooting with one rebound, three assists, one block and one trey in Friday's road win over the Thunder.

    Advice: Johnson played 52 minutes on Wednesday and drew some versatile Thunder defenders, so it's not too surprising that he ran out of gas. He had been playing a little bit over his head in fantasy leagues prior to tonight, and he should remain in all lineups going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Dion Waiters still in the doghouse
    Dion Waiters made 1-of-7 from the field for two points with one assist, three steals and one block in 22 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: He did not even play at all in the first quarter while Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood did. Waiters is not worth owning in almost any league right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Bogdanovic held to three points on Friday
    Bojan Bogdanovic missed all five of his field goal attempts and finished with just three points over 24 minutes in Friday's win.

    Advice: Bogdan had crept into the 12-team standard league discussion but he's still too much of a secondary option in Brooklyn for our tastes. After he shakes off this game, he'll be on the bubble in 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Nicolas Batum will start against Bulls
    Nicolas Batum (knee) will start against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: He's been out for almost two weeks due to his knee contusion and is expected to have his minutes limited tonight. Batum is a big part of the offense and he's still worth starting even with the restriction on his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:51 pm
  • Bradley Beal coming off the bench again Fri.
    Bradley Beal will again come off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: It's really only a matter of time until Beal takes back his job with the starting unit, and the Wizards are simply easing him back into the rotation. Beal was able to put up 21 points over just 26 minutes of action during his last outing, to go with three 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists, two turnovers, and a steal, so he's going to get his whether he's starting or coming off the bench. He has a favorable matchup tonight vs. the Cavs, so owners can go ahead and roll him out there. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:25 pm
  • Devin Harris (leg) questionable for Saturday
    Devin Harris (lower right leg soreness) is being listed as day-to-day, and he hasn’t yet been ruled out of Saturday’s game vs. Houston.

    Advice: "He's been checked out pretty extensively the last couple of days. I'll leave it at that," said Rick Carlisle regarding Harris. "We don't think it's serious." While Harris is out his minutes will be distributed amongst J.J. Barea, Jameer Nelson, and Monta Ellis. Ellis will take on a larger portion of the scoring load, and Barea could make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:09 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Andrea Bargnani doesn't done a lot
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) hasn't done "a lot" of contact in practice, according to coach Derek Fisher.

    Advice: The Knicks backpedaling a bit on Bargnani suggests he might not play against the 76ers on Saturday after all. The Knicks have some major issues in their front court and teams have been destroying them, ranking last in the Eastern Conference for defensive efficiency. Obviously, Bargnani is not going to fix that. Owners in standard leagues will need to see multiple impressive games before making a move to grab him Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:36 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Bradley Beal says he wants to play more
    Bradley Beal said he wants to play more this season.

    Advice: "At the end of the day, we had some good lineups and good things going before I came back," Beal said. "So what Coach is doing, I have no problem with it at all. As far as me coming off the bench, me playing the minutes I’m playing, that’s totally his call." Beal is going to start and it's probably going to happen tonight against the Cavs. His fantasy owners will want to put him in their lineup as he looks to back up his words that he and John Wall are a better backcourt than Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:15 pm
  • Kevin Martin (broken wrist) out indefinitely
    Kevin Martin fractured his right wrist during Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks, and will be out indefinitely.

    Advice: The Wolves are saying that Martin sustained the injury at the 6:48 mark of the first quarter, which is very impressive as he went on to score 37 points. While Martin is sidelined, Corey Brewer will likely slide into the starting lineup, with Chase Budinger, Mo Williams, and Shabazz Muhammad seeing extended minutes. Andrew Wiggins is also going to see a boost to his value, as he'll be more heavily relied upon sans Martin's offense. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:31 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Bargnani (hamstring) limited in practice Fri.
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) was a limited participant during Friday's practice, but is still expected to make his regular-season debut Saturday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Bargnani does have a favorable matchup vs. the Sixers, but he's likely going to be eased into the rotation upon his return, limiting his value to deep leagues. His next injury is just right around the corner, so owners shouldn't be too excited to add the former No. 1 overall pick. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Devin Harris (leg) will not play Friday
    Devin Harris (lower right leg soreness) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: J.J. Barea, Jameer Nelson, and Monta Ellis will see their minutes increased with Harris sidelined, and Barea could make for a nice low-budget buy in daily leagues. He's coming off a 14-point, six assist outing vs. the Wizards, and has a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:29 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Ryan Anderson playing without hesitation
    Ryan Anderson was limited to just 22 games last season after he suffered a herniated cervical disc that required surgery, however, he is playing without hesitation this season.

    Advice: "Ryan has no hesitation at all, especially on the offensive end," said Williams of Anderson's play. "He's always ready and willing to get up a shot and that's why we love him. I've seen him get hit in a few games and I didn't see him shake his neck or do anything that was any different than when he gets hit in practice. I think he got that stuff out of the way once he started playing in preseason." Anderson is currently averaging 16.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.0 three-pointers per game this season, numbers good enough for top-50 value. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:42 am
  • Aaron Brooks scores 12 points in a loss
    Aaron Brooks played down the stretch against the Kings during a 103-88 loss on Thursday, scoring 12 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Kirk Hinrich (chest) suffered an injury tonight and the extent is not yet known. If Hinrich is out, Brooks would pick up all the minutes he can handle. Considering it's just a chest injury, fantasy owners shouldn't be too aggressive on adding Brooks. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:30 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) spotted without brace
    Nicolas Batum (knee) was spotted doing shooting drills after Thursday's practice, and was not wearing a brace on his injured right knee.

    Advice: Batum is targeting a return for Friday's game vs. the Bulls, and all signs are pointing towards him giving it a go. Stay tuned for an official update on his status as we draw closer to Friday's tip. When Batum returns, Allen Crabbe will head back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:52 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani expected to play Saturday
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) is expected to be available when the Knicks play the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: Bargnani has finally been able to practice without any setbacks and it looks like his season debut will come against the Sixers on Saturday. He'll likely be worked into the Knicks' rotation in a limited role, however, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues for the time being. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:10 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Kevin Martin (illness) scores 37 points vs NY
    Kevin Martin played his best game of the season despite needing an IV before a 115-99 win over the Knicks on Wednesday, making 14-of-20 from the field for 37 points with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and seven 3-pointers.

    Advice: Maybe the Knicks didn't want to guard him because they were scared of getting sick. Martin just dropped a 34-point game in his last outing on Saturday and he's one of the hottest shooting guards in the NBA all of the sudden. He's a must-start player right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:18 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Bradley Beal debuts, scores 21 points
    Bradley Beal made his season debut and came off the bench, hitting 9-of-17 shots and three 3-pointers for 21 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 26 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's back and Garrett Temple started, but played just 13 minutes for two points. Get Beal in your lineup and pray that he can stay out of the trainer's room for the rest of the season. He looked great tonight, and should be back in the starting lineup on Friday against the Cavaliers. And if you own Temple, it's time to move on. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:44 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic plays 47 minutes
    Bojan Bogdanovic played a career-high 47 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday with 19 points, seven rebounds and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He attempted 11 shots from beyond the arc and was 7-of-16 from the field overall. Bogdanovic is starting to figure the NBA game out and he's now turned in two good games in a row. He's still not doing much outside of scoring, so the upside isn't really there for owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:36 pm
  • Joe Johnson plays 52 minutes on Wed.
    Joe Johnson played 52 minutes on a triple-overtime loss to the Bucks on Wednesday with 18 points, five rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had a couple chances to win the game late, but it looked like all the minutes may have caused his shot to fall short. Johnson's shooting numbers are starting to come down, but he's still posting mid-round value. Keep him in your lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:33 pm
  • Chandler Parsons struggles in win over Wiz
    Chandler Parsons hit just 4-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points and three rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Wizards.

    Advice: Parsons scored 17 on Monday, but has scored 14 or fewer point in three of his last four games. He's averaging just 14.3 points on the season after posting a career-high 16.6 last season. Playing alongside Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis is making it tough for Parsons to fill it up nightly, but he's still an effective fantasy player. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:19 pm
  • Dion Waiters disappears vs. Spurs
    Dion Waiters, who blew up for 20 point off the bench on Monday, hit just 2-of-7 shots in 21 minutes of Wednesday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: Waiters minutes have taken a hit since he was pulled from the starting lineup and his big games are going to be few and far between if 18 minutes a night. Unfortunately, tonight was probably closer to reality than Monday, especially since Joe Harris played six more minutes than him, but had just five points and a 3-pointer. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:13 pm
  • LeBron, Irving not enough vs. Spurs
    LeBron James hit 6-of-17 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, six rebounds, nine assists, a steal, a block and five turnovers in Wednesday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: Kyrie Irving was better on 7-of-15 shooting and three 3-pointers for 20 points, just two assists, and three steals. LeBron's ball handling is probably going to hurt Irving's assist numbers over the course of the season, along with Kevin Love's rebounding and scoring. Had LeBron limited his TOs and made a few more shots tonight, the Cavs would have beaten the Spurs, but they played solid defense against him. LeBron wasn't at his best tonight, but he's having a big season and should be ready to dominate against the Wizards on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:04 pm
  • Kevin Martin (flu) expected to play vs. NYK
    Kevin Martin (flu) is expected to start Wednesday's game despite his illness.

    Advice: K-Mart had an IV earlier in the day but he's recovered sufficiently to suit up vs. the Knicks. If he has a sluggish game we'll know why, but at least the Wolves get a day off on Thursday to rest and recuperate. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:27 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Bradley Beal is coming off the bench
    Bradley Beal (wrist) will come off the bench in his season debut against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Garrett Temple will likely get his last start with Beal active tonight. Fantasy owners shouldn't have high hopes for Beal with an expected minutes limit. He obviously should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:53 pm
  • Kevin Martin questionable Wed. w/ illness
    Kevin Martin is questionable for Wednesday's game due to an illness.

    Advice: He received an IV earlier in the day and the flu is ravaging teams around the league at the moment, so owners should prepare for a potential DNP. Corey Brewer is also iffy to play with the illness, potentially opening up more minutes for Zach LaVine, Mo Williams, Chase Budinger, Shabazz Muhammad and Robbie Hummel. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:47 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Bradley Beal activated on Wednesday
    Bradley Beal (wrist) is active for Wednesday night against the Mavs.

    Advice: It's still unclear if he is going to start, but he's very likely to have his minutes limited. Beal will likely see his minutes in the high teens tonight before he gets more run on Friday. Garrett Temple will likely get decent minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:13 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) goes through practice
    Nicolas Batum (knee) went through practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is hopeful to play on Friday and going through practice today bodes well for his chances. The Blazers only had two different starting lineups last season, but they've had a lot of injuries in the young season with C.J. McCollum (hand) as the most recent. Batum owners can plug him into their lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:24 pm
  • Bradley Beal (wrist) now a game-time decision
    Contrary to a previous report, Bradley Beal (wrist) is now a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against Dallas, though he will come off the bench if he is active as he works his way back into shape.

    Advice: He is now expected to have a discussion with coach Wittman prior to tip-off and it will be up Beal as to whether or not he will play. Owners will want to check back before the game for updates, as Beal would be a must-start player if active for his 3-point shooting. If he can't go, expect Garrett Temple to enjoy the glory for at least one more game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:19 am
  • Bradley Beal (wrist) set to play Wednesday
    Bradley Beal (wrist) is set to make his season debut against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is exciting news for his owners, as Beal is expected to hit the ground running after he was able to stay in shape while rehabbing his wrist. Beal is an elite 3-point shooter, and barring a setback, he needs to be in all lineups going forward and we will let you know how he fares after the game. Meanwhile, Garrett Temple's value will take a huge hit and he should be cut in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:28 am
  • Devin Harris (ankle) is out on Wednesday
    Devin Harris (ankle) won't suit up for Wednesday's game against the Wizards, but is targeting a return on Friday.

    Advice: We saw this one coming from a mile away, as Harris has been injury-prone throughout his career. He should be fine with a little rest, and he is hopeful he will play on Friday. J.J. Barea figures to be the main beneficiary of Harris' absence, while Jameer Nelson will likely see a slight uptick in minutes with the first unit. However, neither player is reliable enough for standard leagues in the long term. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:57 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) had two PRP injections
    Nicolas Batum (knee) has received two Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections in order to speed up the healing process.

    Advice: This isn't bad news by any means, as this is a nonsurgical procedure that has shown success in the past. Batum is targeting a return to the lineup on Friday and owners should deploy him by all means if that is the case. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, but it is looking positive. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:07 am
  • Ryan Anderson scores 22 points w/ four 3s
    Ryan Anderson caught fire in the second half of Tuesday's comeback win in Sacramento, finishing with 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting, four 3-pointers, four rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He was very quiet in the first half, but few players can catch fire as quickly as Ryno, who did his damage in 31 minutes of action. His playing time has picked up with Omer Asik (back) sidelined over the past two games, but Anderson doesn't need more than 25-30 minutes per game to provide solid points and rebounds with elite 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:35 pm
  • LeBron James wants minutes to come down
    LeBron James stated during a recent interview that his minutes have to "come down."

    Advice: "For me, I don't want to [play heavy minutes] all year," James said. "Obviously right now it's difficult because we're trying to find a groove and we're trying to find a rhythm and we're trying to find something that you can't really, you don't want to shortcut it but at the same time you gotta be smart about it." James is currently averaging the third-most minutes per game in the NBA at 39.1 per game, but a slight reduction in minutes wouldn't hinder James' value. When LBJ is on the court, he will put up big stat lines, so owners have nothing to worry about with this report. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:29 pm
  • Bradley Beal (wrist) could play Wednesday?
    Head coach Randy Wittman did not rule out the possibility of Bradley Beal making his season debut Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Wittman said that Beal will be evaluated after Wednesday morning's shootaround, so stay tuned for an official update on his status. Once Beal returns to the lineup, Garrett Temple will have almost zero fantasy value, and he can be cut in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:30 am
  • Devin Harris questionable for Wednesday
    Devin Harris (ankle) has been listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Harris was able to travel with the team to Washington, D.C., so it would seem that he escaped serious injury after going down during Monday's win over the Hornets. We'll update his status after Wednesday's shootaround, but J.J. Barea would be in line for some extra minutes off the bench if Harris is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:57 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Bradley Beal practices for 2nd straight day
    Bradley Beal (wrist) practiced in full for the second consecutive day on Tuesday.

    Advice: Beal has been targeting November 21 against the Cavs for a return date and two straight days of full practice participation should keep him on track to meet that goal. The 21-year-old may take some time to get back into the swing of things, but he's a must-own player in all fantasy leagues due to his top-50 potential. Garrett Temple owners may want to start saying their goodbyes to his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:50 am
  • Devin Harris nursing minor ankle injury
    Devin Harris (ankle) is nursing a minor ankle injury, but it wasn't deemed serious enough to have him fly back to Dallas.

    Advice: Harris left Monday's win over the Hornets after playing just 10 minutes, but was still able to travel with the team to Washington, D.C. "He’s got a little ankle thing that we’re trying to take care of," Carlisle said. "Beyond that I can’t comment because I’m not a doctor." J.J. Barea would pick up more minutes off the bench if Harris is unable to play against the Wizards on Wednesday, but he's not worth an add in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:09 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • LeBron James working on relationship w/Blatt
    LeBron James is still working on building a relationship with Cavaliers head coach David Blatt.

    Advice: James and Blatt had somewhat contrary statements about the Cavs' energy level after Monday's loss to the Nuggets, but we're still only nine games into the regular season so it's not time to send the two to counseling just yet. "Every day we continue to learn each other, as a group, as individuals," James said before the Cavs' loss. "He's an intense guy, very intense guy. Wants to win, wants to do it the right way. He doesn't want to mess around too much with the process, and you can respect that." Regardless of his relationship with his head coach, James' fantasy owners have to be happy with his top-5 play over the last two weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:00 am
  • Mirotic productive with Pau Gasol out
    Nikola Mirotic was productive with Pau Gasol (calf) out on Monday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Mirotic needs an injury or two in front of him before he has any real fantasy value, but this is a good sign that he may be able to come through if given the chance. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:55 pm
  • Brooks quiet in another missed opportunity
    Aaron Brooks scored just seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with one assist in 20 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: Brooks is going to be measured by how he performs on the nights when Derrick Rose is invariably out, and by this measurement he'll be harder to trust next time out. Rose is day-to-day with his current hamstring injury. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:54 pm
  • Ajinca plays 16 minutes in start for Asik
    Alexis Ajinca started for Omer Asik (back) on Monday, lasting 16 minutes with six points, seven rebounds and one block.

    Advice: Ajinca had a few nice moments but he's basically a magnet for would-be scorers to pad their stats at the foul line. Needless to say that doesn't help him in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:37 pm
  • Bojan scores 22 points with four treys
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting (including four treys) with three rebounds and one steal over 41 minutes on Monday against the Heat.

    Advice: Bogdanovic has crept onto the standard league radar with averages of 30.5 minutes, 10.5 points, 1.5 threes and some friendly percentages to offset his lack of pop in other categories. 12-team owners in need of low-end production should give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:00 pm
  • LeBron says he was playing through the flu
    LeBron James played through the flu in the Cavs' 106-97 home loss to the reeling Nuggets on Monday, scoring 22 points on 8-of-18 shooting with nine rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

    Advice: The flu is doubtful to hold him back going forward, especially with the Cavs under increased scrutiny with each passing loss. We're keeping him off the injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:14 pm
  • Chandler Parsons hits four treys on Monday
    Chandler Parsons got hot against the Hornets on Monday with 17 points, nine rebounds, six assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: His shooting numbers have been down and he came into tonight at just 40.0 percent from the field. Parsons is putting up plenty of stats elsewhere and there has been an upward trend in his stats as the year has gone along. He should be a top-50 player in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:43 pm
  • Waiters scores 20 points off the bench
    Dion Waiters scored 20 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 9-of-16 shots (including two threes) with two rebounds, one assist and two steals.

    Advice: Waiters hovers around the bottom of the top-200 in standard fantasy leagues and needs a prolonged stretch of production before we're biting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:35 pm
  • Alexis Ajinca will start for Omer Asik
    Alexis Ajinca will start against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: Omer Asik (back) is out, but Ajinca probably won't play too much with Ryan Anderson more than capable of playing power forward next to Anthony Davis. He's only a deep-league play. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:40 pm
  • Batum (knee) says he should play on Friday
    Nicolas Batum (knee) said he should be okay for Friday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: This is great news for owners, who have had to deal with some uncertainty over the last week. If a two-game week for Batum works for you, get him back into lineups if you can. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:05 pm
  • Devin Harris (leg soreness) out for the night
    Devin Harris is dealing with lower-leg soreness on Monday and will not return.

    Advice: He's been able to avoid the injury bug for much of the season, but it was only a matter of time. Harris has been very good off the bench and it's unclear how much time he'll need to recover. With Harris out, J.J. Brea will likely help more off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:27 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Batum (knee) out on Monday vs. Pelicans
    Nicolas Batum (knee) will not play on Monday against the Pelicans, as expected.

    Advice: Batum's absence has spread minutes around to Allen Crabbe, Will Barton, C.J. McCollum and Steve Blake, but none of them are good fantasy options in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:16 pm
  • LeBron James is good to go for Monday night
    LeBron James (illness) will play against the Nuggets on Monday night.

    Advice: He missed shootaround with a head cold, but he was expected to play the entire time. James is hot on offense with 31.6 points per game in his last five and is also getting to the line 9.6 times per game in that span, too. Get him in your lineup even though garbage time will likely be a factor tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:28 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani won't be back before Saturday
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) isn't expected to debut before Saturday after returning to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Bargnani finally made it through a practice and did everything, but there's still nothing set in stone. When he does return, he'll be worked in slowly in a role that offers nothing in the short or long haul. The good news is that Bargnani felt no pain at all on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:59 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • LeBron misses shootaround, probable Monday
    LeBron James (illness) missed shootaround, but he's probable vs. the Nuggets on Monday.

    Advice: The Nuggets are one of the worst teams in the league right now, so the Cavs are likely just being cautious with their superstar. The fact that he's already probable is an indication it's not serious, but daily leaguers should keep James' illness in mind when filling out their lineups on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:04 am
  • Andrea Bargnani could practice by Friday
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) could practice by Friday.

    Advice: Bargnani updates have been few and far between since he injured his hamstring in the preseason, but it appears he's finally making progress. It's unclear what his role will be when he does return, and owners in standard leagues can monitor his progress from the waive wire. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:54 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) doubtful for Monday
    Nicolas Batum (knee) was a full participant during Sunday's practice, but remains doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Batum said that the bruise on his right knee is under the bone, and he's still not feeling 100 percent. If Batum is unable to go Allen Crabbe, Will Barton, and C.J. McCollum, will continue to see some extended minutes for the Blazers, but none of those guys makes for a very attractive option in standard leagues. Batum will now be targeting a return for Friday's game vs. the Bulls, stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:13 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) out on Sunday
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game, but coach Derek Fisher is hopeful that both Bargnani and Jose Calderon (calf) can resume practicing this week.

    Advice: Owners in standard leagues have the luxury of waiting with this news, as Bargnani will have to prove that he can still perform at a high level, which we haven't seen in a long time. He could return in late November, making him someone to keep an eye on in deeper leagues for owners who enjoy a little risk. Calderon, on the other hand, needs to be owned in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:06 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Kevin Martin scores 34 in efficient fashion
    Kevin Martin made 12-of-17 from the field for 34 points, three rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers against the Mavericks on Saturday.

    Advice: He didn't make a single field goal on Friday and the law of averages helped him out a bit tonight. Of course, Martin hasn't been very efficient in his career, but he is making a pristine 95 percent of his free throws on the season. Fantasy owners can start him while he's active. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:11 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Aaron Brooks has a colossal letdown
    Aaron Brooks played just 18 minutes off the bench against the Pacers on Saturday with six points, two rebounds, one assist and three turnovers.

    Advice: Ouch. All signs indicated Brooks was set for a big game tonight because he scored 26 points in the last game without Derrick Rose (hamstring). Rose isn't expected to be out for too long, so there's very little reason to be too attached to Brooks right now. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:58 pm
  • LeBron James and Cavs dominate Hawks
    LeBron James made 13-of-20 from the field for 32 points during an easy 127-94 win over the Hawks with six rebounds, seven assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The Cavs became the first team to ever make the first nine attempts from beyond the arc and made their first 11, but finished just 19-of-31 from that range for the game. LeBron wasn't the only one to tear it up tonight with Kyrie Irving scoring 20 points on nine shots to go with three rebounds, five assists, three steals and four 3-pointers. James and the Cavs will play the Nuggets on Monday followed by the Spurs, Wizards and Raptors this week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:39 pm
  • Cavs still not have no plans to rest LeBron
    Coach David Blatt said he isn't planning on resting LeBron James in back-to-back sets for the "foreseeable future."

    Advice: The Cavs take on the Hawks tonight following a win over the Celtics on Friday. James scored a season-high 41 points and should get plenty of Thabo Sefolosha tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:07 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) is inactive on Saturday
    Nicolas Batum (knee) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: This is just a reminder and owners will have to look elsewhere on Saturday. Batum is targeting a return on Monday but until then, Allen Crabbe could continue to start while C.J. McCollum and Steve Blake could also see more minutes again. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:22 am
  • Martin goes hitless on six shot attempts
    Kevin Martin went 0-for-6 from the field in Friday's blowout loss, finishing with three points, two rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Martin is going to be streaky while the team struggles to get its point guard position heading in the right direction. He's built enough goodwill after a fast start to deserve a pass after such a lopsided game. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:33 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Kyrie posts 27 points in win over Celtics
    Kyrie Irving scored 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting (3-of-7 from deep, 8-of-9 from the line) with four rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in Friday's win.

    Advice: This big line pushed him closer to within a stone's throw of his mid-second round ADP and owners have to be thrilled that nothing disastrous has happened so far playing next to LeBron and Kevin Love. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:30 pm
  • Waiters (back) returns to action on Friday
    Dion Waiters (back) returned to action on Friday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds and one steal in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Waiters didn't see the floor during the first quarter and he's going to have a hard time being consistent for owners in 12-14 team formats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:25 pm
  • Nic Batum officially out for Saturday
    Nicolas Batum (knee) is listed as out for Saturday against the Nets.

    Advice: The writing has been on the wall and Batum has said he is shooting for Monday. Allen Crabbe could start of the team may go with Dorell Wright now that LaMarcus Aldridge is also out -- Wright has been a stretch four on occasion. C.J. McCollum also played well on Wednesday and is worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:52 pm
  • Dion Waiters (back) expects to play Friday
    Dion Waiters (back) expects to play Friday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: "I'm not missing another game," said Waiters when asked if he'll suit up Friday night. All signs are pointing towards Waiters returning to the lineup, and he does have a favorable matchup against the Celtics. He'll be coming off the bench for the Cavs and it'll be interesting to see if he can build off his 17-point effort he had during his last game in Denver. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:33 am
  • Bojan Bogdanovic plays 37 minutes
    Bojan Bogdanovic played 37 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday with nine points, three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's been fairly quiet with the exception of a couple big games, but the 3-pointers have buoyed his value. Fantasy owners can probably leave him on the wire until he has a breakout game. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:37 pm
  • Chandler Parsons scores 14 points in win
    Chandler Parsons made 4-of-7 from the field for 14 points during a piece-of-cake 123-70 win over the 76ers on Thursday with six points, three assists and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Parsons has hit his stride with the Mavericks and he's been heavily involved in the offense. Parsons is still under-performing in the shooting department, entering tonight with only a 38.7 percent from the field. He'll likely approach his career 46.9 percent from the field soon. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:19 pm
  • Dion Waiters (back) probable for Friday
    Dion Waiters (back) went through a full practice on Thursday, and is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Waiters will continue to come off the bench as the team's sixth man, but coach David Blatt said that Waiters return doesn't necessarily mean rookie Joe Harris won't play significant minutes. Harris played 20 minutes during the Cavs last game, but only managed five points, one 3-pointer, one assist, and one rebound. Harris is not on the radar in almost any league, while Waiters can be viewed with a wait-and-see approach in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:55 pm
  • Bargnani (hamstring) limited in practice
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) has not yet been cleared for contact, and was limited during Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Bargnani remains without an official timetable for his return, but with a lengthy history of being sidelined, and minimal contributions to the stat sheet, he's not going to be someone worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:21 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Kevin Martin plays just 22 minutes in blowout
    Kevin Martin played just 22 minutes in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Rockets, finishing with 12 points, five rebounds and a 3-pointer on 4-of-7 shooting.

    Advice: Flip Saunders rolled with the young guys tonight and the score was pretty lopsided in favor of Houston. Martin got off to a blistering start this season, but on nights when the Wolves are outmatched, it looks like Saunders may just play the young guys. Hold onto Martin, but don't be afraid to entertain offers for him if an owner comes calling. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:53 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Joe Johnson plays well in losing effort
    Joe Johnson played well in a 112-104 losing effort to the Suns on Wednesday with 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He called out his teammates for selfish play, but the Nets still only had 17 dimes on their 35 made field goals tonight. Johnson has seen his usage rate rise to 26.9 before tonight and he's been a mid-round guy in fantasy leagues. He should be a mid-round guy the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:13 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic has a decent game
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored 14 points against the Suns on Wednesday with two rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: It was a mild letdown from his 22-point gem on Sunday, but it's still the kind of line that shouldn't send his owners running for the hills. Bogdanovic should get better as the year goes along, so he's an option at the end of a standard league bench. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:05 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) out indefinitely
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) is "progressing well" but he still doesn't have a return date.

    Advice: Bargnani has been limited in practices and what little value he might have is dwindling by the day. His 3-point shooting has deteriorated over the years and he rebounds at a historically poor rate for a 7-footer, so when you throw in his lengthy injury history there's no incentive to own him in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:03 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Dion Waiters (back) sits practice Wednesday
    Dion Waiters (back) sat out of practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Blatt is hopeful that Waiters will be able to practice Thursday at which time we will know more about his status for Friday's game. He was recently moved out of the starting lineup to provide the bench with a scoring punch and it will interesting to see how he bodes in his new role. If he can't play on Friday, expect more minutes from Shawn Marion and possibly rookie Joe Harris. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:53 am
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