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  • Omri Casspi headed for more minutes?
    Following the Kings 129-118 win over the Bucks on Wednesday, George Karl hinted that Omri Casspi could be getting more consistent minutes in the Kings rotation.

    Advice: "I think I need to keep Omri in with Rudy [Gay] as much as possible," said Karl. "It seems that combination really complements with size there and also the ability to find a mismatch situation that is beneficial to us." Casspi's minutes tend to trend up when DeMarcus Cousins (back) is sidelined, but if Karl wants to continue giving Casspi and Gay minutes together, Willie Cauley-Stein's playing time could suffer. It'll be interesting to see how Karl's rotations shake out once DMC is back on the court, but Omri is worth a speculative add in deep leagues after scoring 19 points during Wednesday's win. 55 minutes ago
  • J.J. Redick gets three points vs Utah defense
    J.J. Redick had a disastrous night on Wednesday, shooting 1-of-6 from the field to finish with three points, one assist, one steal and three turnovers in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Utah has allowed the fewest 3-point attempts from opposing shooting guards this season, at 4.5 per game -- Redick single-handedly eclipsed that with five attempts from deep, but it didn't do him or the Clippers much good. He averaged 16.5 points in his previous two games, and owners should chalk this up as a dud against an excellent defense. Yesterday, 11:39 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan gets three steals, four blocks
    DeAndre Jordan posted eight points, 11 rebounds, three steals and four blocks in 32 minutes vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was the most combined steals and blocks DJ has recorded in November, but it was all for naught -- Utah's impressive defense shut down everyone not named Blake or Chris, and they managed to out-rebound the Clippers on their home court. Fantasy owners will still be pleased, as Jordan is once again posting top-10 value when you overlook his FT shooting. Yesterday, 11:38 pm
  • Ryno-Plasty: Anderson transforming to stud
    Ryan Anderson was great again during a win over the Suns on Wednesday, scoring 20 points with six rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Pelicans are really embracing Anthony Davis at the five, which has opened up a ton of time for Anderson. He's scored at least 20 in each of his last five, averaging 26.6 points, 6.2 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.4 steals and 3.2 treys on 55.6 percent from the field and 85.0 percent from the line. If you bought low about two weeks ago, you look pretty smart. Yesterday, 11:11 pm
  • Wayne Ellington back from migraine Wednesday
    Wayne Ellington (migraine) played seven minutes during Wednesday's road loss, making a free throw to finish with one point, one rebound and one assist.

    Advice: The migraine kept Ellington from playing on Sunday but it's no longer an issue. What is an issue, at least for fantasy owners, is the fact that he's averaging 3.5 points on 32.7 percent shooting this season. Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • T.J. Warren scores 18 points
    T.J. Warren scored 18 points on 8-of-13 from the field against the Pelicans on Wednesday with one rebound in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He was up to his usual tricks of cutting to the basket and getting easy looks. Unfortunately, Warren just doesn't do much else on the stat sheet outside of scoring, so he's not a particularly strong pickup in standard leagues. If you're in a points league, he's worth a look. Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Mario Chalmers cooling off now
    Mario Chalmers cooled off against the Rockets on Wednesday with six points, three rebounds and five assists.

    Advice: That's not a bad line, but Chalmer's beginner's luck has worn out. He has some value in deeper leagues, though. Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Jarrett Jack held in check by foul trouble
    Foul trouble limited Jarrett Jack to 26 minutes during Wednesday's game vs. the Thunder, which he finished with nine points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: Russell Westbrook will have that effect on opposing point guards, and Jack's foul problems led to more playing time for backup Shane Larkin. This is a matchup-based blip on the radar, and Jack should be fine for Saturday's game vs. the Cavs. Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Dion Waiters leads reserves with 16 points
    Dion Waiters led all Thunder reserves with 16 points on Wednesday, making 6-of-13 shots with two 3-pointers, three rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: Waiters also had one steal in 27 minutes and this constitutes an efficient game by his standards. He's averaging 10.5 points, 1.1 triples, 3.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.1 steals while coming off the bench this year, just enough to carve out late-round value. Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Marcus Thornton scores two points
    Marcus Thornton scored two points in 15 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: More importantly, he attempted his first free throws of the season after failing to do so in his first 316 minutes of the year. Your move, T.J. McConnell. Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Patrick Beverley gets 19 minutes in return
    Patrick Beverley played 19 minutes in his return to the lineup on Wednesday, scoring four points with two rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: It was hardly a good game, but this is a positive for Beverley because Ty Lawson is moving out of the rotation. After the holiday, Beverley should be considered as the favorite to start against the 76ers on Friday. Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Devin Harris scores 11 points in return
    Devin Harris returned on Wednesday with 11 points, three boards and two turnovers before fouling out in 16 minutes vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He shot 4-of-5 from the field, including one 3-pointer, and even played as a makeshift SF vs. Kawhi Leonard for stretches since Chandler Parsons (rest) was unavailable. He gets kudos for taking on that challenge, but remains a non-factor in all but the deepest fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) w/ 18 pts in return
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) scored 18 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one block on Wednesday, making 8-of-17 shots in 35 minutes of action.

    Advice: Aldridge had missed two games but he didn't skip a beat tonight, helping the Spurs earn their third straight win. LA has six double-doubles, and he's scored double-digit points in all but one game this season, but his 15.3 points per game are way down from the 23.4 he averaged with Portland last season. It's the new normal now that he's a selfless Spur. Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Rudy Gay scores season-high 36 points
    Rudy Gay scored a season-high 36 points during a 129-118 win against the Bucks on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, two 3-pointers and no turnovers.

    Advice: He started out red hot with 14 points in the first nine minutes and kept his foot on the gas pedal. Gay has made 13-of-21 from the field in each of his last two games and his arm injury has affected his performance positively like the kid from the Rookie of the Year baseball movie. Even when Boogie is back, Gay should be trending up. Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Darren Collison scores 18 points vs. Bucks
    Darren Collison scored 18 points against the Bucks on Wednesday with two rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings ran an air-tight, eight-man rotation, so there were good stats to go all around. Collison has a nice fantasy floor and he's been logging about 10 minutes per game at shooting guard right now. He's worth a look in standard leagues if you need a well-balanced guard. Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Omri Casspi has a terrific game
    Omri Casspi scored 19 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He gets a ton of run at both forward spots and he benefited from DeMarcus Cousins (back) not playing tonight. Casspi put up mid-round value the last time Boogie had to miss games, so he's worth a look at any depth for owners seeking short-term value. Cousins won't be out long, though. Yesterday, 8:49 pm
  • Devin Harris (rest) back for Wednesday
    Devin Harris is playing on Wednesday.

    Advice: He should have his normal minutes and perhaps even more with Chandler Parsons (rest) out tonight. Yesterday, 5:15 pm
  • Pat Beverley says he's 'definitely playing'
    Pat Beverley (ankle) said he's "definitely playing" against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He'll be coming off the bench, but we still don't know if he's going to start after tonight. We'll have another update shortly, but expect Beverley to get minutes in the teens to low 20s tonight. Jason Terry will lose some run and maybe Ty Lawson, too. Yesterday, 3:57 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will play vs. Mavs
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will play against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll be his first game back from his Friday ankle sprain. Aldridge is expected to guard Dirk Nowitzki tonight as the two launch plenty of jumpers. David West will move back to the bench and Boris Diaw may play less. We'll see how this affects offensive superstar Kawhi Leonard, but it probably won't. Yesterday, 3:45 pm
  • Pat Beverley (ankle) will be a game-time call
    Pat Beverley (ankle) is a game-time decision to face the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: Beverley is a tough guy and if it's up to him, he's playing. He has a decent chance to start tonight and has some value in deeper leagues. Jason Terry would play less and possibly Ty Lawson. Yesterday, 3:21 pm
  • Diaw implies Aldridge (ankle) will play Wed
    Boris Diaw implied that LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle, questionable) will play Wednesday against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Aldridge has spent the past two games on the sidelines with an ankle injury, and while the Spurs are still listing him with the questionable tag, Boris Diaw said that LaMarcus will most likely be guarding Dirk Nowitzki tonight. We're not likely going to have official confirmation on LMA's status until just before the tip, but things are trending in a positive direction for Aldridge. David West will return to the bench if LaMarcus is a go. Yesterday, 9:46 am
  • Beverley (ankle) goes through shootaround
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) was a full participant during shootaround, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Beverley seems on track to make his return on Wednesday, but he's going to come off the bench and his minutes will be monitored, making him an unattractive option in most leagues. Beverley could conceivably start for the Rockets at some point, but he's likely headed for a three-way timeshare with Jason Terry and Ty Lawson; meaning at best he could only be viewed as a steals and 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Yesterday, 9:14 am
  • Patrick Beverley's minutes will be monitored
    Interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that he will monitor Patrick Beverley's (ankle) minutes upon his return.

    Advice: Beverley is questionable to play Wednesday against the Grizzlies, but if he does get on to the court following a five-game absence, he will continue to come off the bench and Bickerstaff will be cautious with his minutes. Bickerstaff said he likes the leadership that Jason Terry brings, which is why Terry will continue to start, and it's looking like this could turn into a three-way timeshare at the point guard slot in Houston between JET, Ty Lawson and Beverley; which isn't great from a fantasy standpoint. Yesterday, 7:43 am
  • DeAndre Jordan scores season-high 18 points
    DeAndre Jordan scored a season-high 18 points in Tuesday's win over the Nuggets with 11 boards, three assists, four blocks and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The Nuggets sent him to the foul line 25 times tonight and Jordan was able to connect on 12 of them. He's going to have more nights like this in which he obliterates your free throw percentage, but the guy is an animal when it comes to boards, blocks and FG percentage. Jordan now gets to look forward to a matchup with Rudy Gobert and the Jazz on Wednesday. Tuesday, 9:06 pm
  • Mario Chalmers scores 14 with 5 steals
    Mario Chalmers came off the bench and hit 4-of-7 shots for 14 points, two assists and five steals in 22 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Super Mario is actually trying to live up to his nickname since being traded to the Grizzlies, and is averaging 15 points, 2.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.2 3-pointers in 20 minutes per game over his last five. If you need a guard and those numbers are appealing, think about grabbing him in deeper leagues. Tuesday, 8:06 pm
  • Devin Harris (rest) will not play on Tuesday
    Devin Harris (rest) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He isn't dealing with an injury and this is just a scheduled rest day, but he probably wasn't owned in most leagues anyways. Harris is averaging 22.4 minutes per game this season, so expect J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton to see a few more minutes on Tuesday. Tuesday, 4:33 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) practices on Tuesday
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) practiced on Tuesday, and has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Beverley is on track to play Wednesday, although interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that Jason Terry will still be the starting point guard upon Beverley's return. JET as the starting point is not a trend that's likely to continue once Beverley is fully up to speed, but this is very bad news for Ty Lawson owners as his minutes will head even further south with Patrick active. Beverley won't score a lot of points, but he should be able to do enough with steals and 3-pointers to warrant a roster spot in deeper leagues. Tuesday, 12:13 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) questionable Wed
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Aldridge has missed the Spurs previous two game with the ankle injury, and while it's been Davis West starting sans Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard has been the true beneficiary with his usage rate climbing to 28.8 with LaMarcus on the sidelines. We'll likely get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, and if LMA isn't able to give it a go, Kawhi would be worth a look in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against the Wizards. Tuesday, 11:24 am
  • T.J. Warren scores 16 off bench
    T.J. Warren made 7-of-15 from the field for 16 points against the Spurs on Monday with three rebounds, two assists and one block in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He had a terrific game and had a career high in field goal attempts. Warren is usually depending on his guards to get him the ball, but he was able to score on his own -- a big part of his game at Summer League. Warren's upside isn't quite worth keeping on a standard-league roster and he'll likely need P.J. Tucker to miss time to gain enough value to be added. Monday, 10:46 pm
  • Dion Waiters plays well in return to bench
    Dion Waiters returned to the bench on Monday against the Jazz, but he played well with 12 points, six assists, three boards, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Garbage time was definitely a factor here, and it's hard to imagine Waiters staying relevant with Kevin Durant back in the lineup. Unless you're in a deep league, there's no real reason to own Waiters. Monday, 9:31 pm
  • Rudy Gay returns with 28 points in loss
    Rudy Gay played 42 minutes during a 127-122 overtime loss to the Hornets on Monday, scoring 28 points with 10 rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was wearing a T-shirt under jersey, presumably to help protect his shoulder strain. Gay looked just fine tonight and was going to the rim a lot. While DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) possibly missing time could help Gay, he should be posting some big stat lines going forward and be an early-round asset. Monday, 8:43 pm
  • Omri Casspi gets 27 minutes off bench
    Omri Casspi played 27 minutes off the bench on Monday with six points, five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played a ton of stretch four tonight, which could continue if DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) needs to miss time, Casspi had his best run of the season while Boogie was out, so he's worth a speculative add in 14-team leagues. Boogie shouldn't be out for long, though. Monday, 8:30 pm
  • Darren Collison gets 29 minutes
    Darren Collison played 29 minutes against the Hornets on Monday with seven points, three rebounds, four assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He is in a slump since his return, making 5-of-22 from the field in his last two games combined. Coach George Karl really likes to use Collison and he's getting a nice amount of run at shooting guard. There's really no need to add him right now, but he certainly has the upside to have value in standard leagues. Monday, 8:26 pm
  • Casspi starts 2nd half, Cauley-Stein to bench
    Omri Casspi started the second half in place of Willie Cauley-Stein on Monday against the Hornets.

    Advice: Kings head coach George Karl keeps rookie WCS on a very short leash, so don't read too much into this. Casspi is a favorite of Karl's, but his value is held in check when Rudy Gay is active. Monday, 5:31 pm
  • Dion Waiters will return to the bench Monday
    Dion Waiters will return to the bench for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Kevin Durant is back from his hamstring injury, so this is an expected move. Waiters has averaged just 10.3 points per game in a bench role this season, so he's safe to drop in most leagues. Monday, 5:21 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) out for Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will not play against the Suns on Monday.

    Advice: It'll be his second game out after playing through an ankle injury from Friday. With Aldridge out, West should get the start and play minutes in the mid-20s, but his usage rate will be tiny in the first unit. Boris Diaw and Matt Bonner should also help out. Kawhi Leonard could have a big game tonight. Monday, 3:47 pm
  • Darren Collison will come off the bench Mon
    Darren Collison will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Rudy Gay (shoulder) will return to action and will draw the start at small forward, so this isn't too big of a surprise. Kings head coach George Karl said that he liked how Collison played as a starter, but also added that he wants him to lead the second unit for now. Collison should still see close to 30 minutes off the bench, so owners in standard leagues should hold onto him and see how this plays out. Monday, 2:59 pm
  • Rudy Gay (shoulder) will start vs. Hornets
    Rudy Gay (shoulder) will start against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: He is good to go for a four-game week. Gay only needed to miss one game after it looked like he would miss several, so those who picked up guys like Omri Casspi might need to reassess the situation. Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli also lose value. Monday, 2:58 pm
  • Pat Beverley up in the air for Wednesday
    Pat Beverley (ankle) will go through practice on Tuesday and coach B.J. Bickerstaff said "we'll see" regarding his status for Wednesday.

    Advice: The Rockets rested Beverley on Monday after they gave him extra work on Sunday. Beverley will likely be in the starting lineup and should find minutes in the mid 20s. He's worth a look in 14-team leagues. Monday, 12:46 pm
  • Pat Beverley (ankle) doesn't practice Monday
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) did not practice on Monday.

    Advice: He was on track to practice today, so perhaps he won't be able to play on Wednesday. Beverley is likely going to start for the Rockets and he could have value in 14-team leagues off the bat. If you need steals or treys, give him a look. Monday, 11:38 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge remains questionable Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (left ankle sprain) is still considered questionable for Monday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: "He looked OK," teammate Danny Green said. The only real update we have to go off of is that Aldridge was practicing free throws when practice opened to the media, and there is nothing to take away from that. Considering the Suns were the other team seriously in the running for LMA's services before he signed in San Antonio, Aldridge should have plenty of motivation to try and take the floor. If he's held out, veteran David West would likely draw another start, but Kyle Anderson, Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw would all help fill the void off the bench. Monday, 9:39 am
  • Rudy Gay says he expects to return on Monday
    Rudy Gay (left shoulder strain), who is officially listed as probable, said that he expects to play in Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: That would be great news for Gay and for those with him on their fantasy roster. We'll need confirmation from the team after the Kings go through shootaround on Monday, but signs point to Gay getting back in the lineup. That means less of Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli. Monday, 8:39 am
  • T.J. Warren hits three 3-pointers off bench
    T.J. Warren got hot from downtown vs. the Pelicans, scoring nine points with three 3-pointers and two rebounds in 21 minutes of action.

    Advice: He had four 3-pointers all season prior to this outburst, which came against a New Orleans defense that has allowed opponents to shoot a league-high 40.1 percent from deep this year. Warren has been solid offensively all season, shooting 52.1 percent from the field, but he's chipping in a mere 3.4 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocks. He's a deep-league option until the supporting stats increase. Sunday, 6:06 pm
  • Ryan Anderson drops 29 points w/ four more 3s
    Ryan Anderson stayed hot on Sunday, hitting 8-of-14 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs to finish with 29 points, four 3-pointers, five rebounds and one block vs. the visiting Suns.

    Advice: Anderson is averaging 28.3 points and 3.8 triples over the past four games, while shooting 43-of-77 from the field (55.8 percent). He's never shot better than 43.9 percent in his career and he's unlikely to keep up this torrid pace, but right now he's sitting pretty with top-50 value in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues. Sunday, 6:02 pm
  • Jarrett Jack scores 22 pts in Nets' third win
    Jarrett Jack scored 22 points to help the Nets hold off the Celtics on Sunday, making 7-of-11 field goals and 8-of-10 free throws in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Jack added four boards, four assists and one steal, quickly making up for a lackluster performance on Friday. The veteran is posting his best stats since 2011-12 with New Orleans, returning mid-round value for owners who snagged him late on draft day. Sunday, 5:40 pm
  • Jarrett Jack scores 22 pts in Nets' third win
    Jarrett Jack scored 22 points to help the Nets hold off the Celtics on Sunday, making 7-of-11 field goals and 8-of-10 free throws in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Jack added four boards, four assists and one steal, quickly making up for a lackluster performance on Friday. The veteran is posting his best stats since 2011-12 with New Orleans, returning mid-round value for owners who snagged him late on draft day. Sunday, 5:40 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan posts 13-15-5 line in loss
    DeAndre Jordan was his typical self on Sunday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting (1-of-4 from the line) to go with 15 boards, five swats, one assist, one steal and one turnover through 39 minutes.

    Advice: This is pretty much par for the course for Jordan, who is a first-round stud when ignoring the free throw category. DeAndre had been in a mini-slump regarding his shot blocking over the previous five games, but he made up for that today with his five swats. Look for him to produce a similar stat line with a favorable matchup against the Nuggets on Tuesday. Sunday, 4:20 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 17 points with three treys
    J.J. Redick scored 17 points on 5-of-13 shooting on Sunday, adding three 3-pointers, four boards and two turnovers through 29 minutes.

    Advice: Redick doesn't do much aside from score and hit treys, but he also doesn't hurt you in any one area with solid shooting percentages (48.9 percent from the field, 90.9 from the stripe) and a low turnover rate (1.3 turnovers per game). He's a mid-round guy with little upside. Jamal Crawford managed to play 29 minutes, but he wasn't very effective hitting just 1-of-9 shots on his way to eight points, two assists, a turnover and a steal. Crawford won't be much of a factor with Redick healthy. Sunday, 4:14 pm
  • Wayne Ellington (illness) questionable Sunday
    Wayne Ellington (illness) is questionable to play against the Celtics on Sunday.

    Advice: Ellington is dealing with a migraine, but the issue wasn't reported until a few minutes before tip-off. He is averaging just 13.8 minutes per game this season, so he probably won't upset too many fantasy owners. For what it's worth, Ellington wasn't on the bench when the game started. Sunday, 3:06 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) questionable Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (mild left ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: If Aldridge is again unable to go on Monday, it'll likely be David West drawing the start with Boris Diaw having some increased opportunity for playing time. Kawhi Leonard logged 40 minutes on Saturday with LaMarcus unavailable, so he could again see heavy minutes on Monday, and he'd be worth considering in DFS with an uptempo matchup against Phoenix. Sunday, 2:41 pm
  • Pop: LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is day-to-day
    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich indicated on Saturday that LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is day-to-day.

    Advice: Aldridge didn't suit up against the Grizzlies on Saturday after playing through his ankle sprain on Friday vs. the Pelicans, and he admitted that he was having trouble moving around in that game. "I tried to play through it, but I was a bit of a liability on the defensive side," Aldridge said. "I couldn’t move laterally." The Spurs play the Suns on Monday, so Aldridge should be considered questionable for that contest. If he can't go, David West could potentially draw another start. Sunday, 8:10 am
  • Mario Chalmers has a minor right foot issue
    Mario Chalmers scored six points in 2-of-10 from the field against the Spurs on Saturday, adding two rebounds, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: He did have an injury to his right foot, but didn't need to miss time. Chalmers was leading the NBA in offensive rating, defensive rating and net rating earlier this week, but he's cooled off in his last two. He should not have a big bump from his Miami days and is more of a 14-team player. Saturday, 9:12 pm
  • Darren Collison scores nine in start
    Darren Collison started at shooting guard on Saturday against the Magic with nine points on 2-of-11 from the field, two rebounds, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings staggered his minutes a little bit with Rajon Rondo to give Collison six minutes as the backup point guard. While the output wasn't there, the high minute total is encouraging for Collison. He's more of a late-round player with limited upside, but he's worth owning in standard leagues while Rudy Gay (shoulder) is out. Saturday, 5:23 pm
  • Omri Casspi gets 32 minutes off bench
    Omri Casspi scored 11 points off the bench on Saturday against the Magic, adding 11 rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played a lot of power forward tonight in what turned out to be a lot of small ball in this game. Casspi will be getting plenty of minutes regardless of role for as long as Rudy Gay (shoulder) is out. Gay is only day-to-day, so give Casspi a look if you're looking for some short-term value in the 60-90 range. Saturday, 5:04 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) out vs. Memphis
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: He played through his ankle sprain from Friday and it is going to cost him tonight. Aldridge shouldn't be out for too long and should be considered questionable to face the Suns on Monday. As for tonight, David West has only played 8.6 percent of his minutes next to LMA and Diaw at 41.7 percent next to LMA. On the downside, West does only have a 13.4 usage rate next to Kawhi Leonard and Tim Duncan, and Matt Bonner could be in the mix for minutes too. In other words, DFS owners shouldn't be too aggressive in capitalizing here outside of using Kawhi Leonard. Saturday, 3:47 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) targeting Wednesday
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) is on track to practice on Monday and is targeting Wednesday's game vs. the Grizzlies for his return.

    Advice: Beverley suffered the ankle injury on Nov. 13 and hasn't played since, so this great news for the Rockets. Ty Lawson was recently demoted to the bench because of poor play and Jason Terry has been running the point in the first unit, but Beverley could very well be starting when he gets back. Saturday, 3:31 pm
  • Collison joins McLemore and Rondo in 1st unit
    Darren Collison will start against the Magic on Saturday next to Rajon Rondo and Ben McLemore.

    Advice: Presumably, the Kings will give Collison the C.J. McCollum treatment and stagger his minutes with Rondo, which is good news for both Rondo and Collison. Both players are worth using in DFS tonight and Collison is worth owning in standard leagues. Saturday, 12:54 pm
  • Omri Casspi isn't starting for Kings vs. ORL
    Coach George Karl said the Kings will start three guards next to Willie Cauley-Stein and DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Interesting. This could be the coach playing mind games, but if he's telling the truth that would mean Omri Casspi is coming off the bench. Ben McLemore and Rajon Rondo will almost certainly be two of the three guards while Marco Belinelli or Darren Collison will be the third guard -- probably Collison. Still, Casspi has some good value along with a hot B-Mac. Saturday, 12:51 pm
  • Rudy Gay (shoulder) out for Saturday
    Rudy Gay (shoulder) will not play against the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: He is just day-to-day, so his fantasy owners should feel somewhat lucky he's not out for a long time. With Gay out, the Kings will likely be starting Omri Casspi at small forward. They will also go small a lot and use more of Ben McLemore and Marce Belinelli. Saturday, 12:41 pm
  • Rudy Gay (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday
    Rudy Gay (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: The good news is that the Kings are listing him as day-to-day after an MRI revealed a left shoulder strain, so he shouldn't be out too long. We should see a lot of Omri Casspi on Saturday, so he's worth a look for any owner in need of short-term value. DeMarcus Cousins will have more on his plate with Gay on the sidelines, while Marco Belinelli should see an uptick in minutes as well. Saturday, 7:34 am
  • J.J. Redick returns, has bad game
    J.J. Redick returned on Friday against the Blazers with seven points, one rebound, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He got the wind knocked out of him in the first quarter and said it was because of a Mason Plumlee illegal pick. Redick made just 3-of-12 from the field and will be better his next time out. He should be owned in standard leagues. Saturday, 12:27 am
  • T.J. Warren play just 11 minutes in return
    T.J. Warren returned from a one-game absence on Friday with no points and two assists in 11 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns focused on the 3-pointer tonight, which isn't Warren's forte. He should be looking at more minutes going forward, but his upside isn't quite high enough to own in standard leagues. Friday, 11:57 pm
  • J.J. Redick returned to action on Friday November 20. Friday, 11:56 pm
  • Dion Waiters scores 16 points
    Dion Waiters scored 16 points against the Knicks on Friday with four rebounds, one assist, three steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: In true Waiters fashion, he was 6-of-15 from the field. Even with the poor shooting, he should have a chance to put up decent numbers in the starting lineup. If you need scoring in an deep league until Kevin Durant (hamstring) is back, give Waiters a look. Friday, 10:13 pm
  • Mario Chalmers cools off in win over Houston
    Mario Chalmers torrid streak in a Memphis jersey came to an end on Friday, as he connected on just 2-of-9 shots on his way to 10 points, four boards, three assists and one steal through 17 minutes of action.

    Advice: Chalmers did manage to connect on all six of his free throw attempts, which has been a strong point for Rio as of late, but the minutes were the lowest amount he's received while wearing a Grizzlies uniform. Still, he's been quite good since his arrival in Memphis, owning averages of 16.5 points, 1.8 three-pointers and 1.5 steals per game on 43.8 percent shooting from the field and 93.9 percent from the stripe, so he's worth holding onto to see if he can bounce-back during Saturday's game against the Spurs. Friday, 10:05 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 30 points again
    Ryan Anderson caught fire off the bench against the Spurs on Friday, scoring 30 points with seven rebounds and six 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Pelicans played Anthony Davis at the five, which has been a favorable lineup for Anderson. He's was in a slump for much of the season, but he's scored 28.0 points per game in his last three. He's a must-start player and is trending up in a big way. Ryno just needs to stay healthy. Friday, 9:59 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) questionable Sat
    LaMarcus Aldridge said that his left ankle is tender, and he will have to see how it feels tomorrow before determining his status for Saturday's matchup with the Grizzlies.

    Advice: LaMarcus briefly left Friday's game against the Pelicans after twisting his left ankle, but he played through the injury, finishing the game with 20 points, 11 boards, two assists and a block through 32 minutes. While the injury doesn't seem very serious, the Spurs have a ton of depth at power forward and tend to be cautious with their stars and injuries, so it wouldn't be shocking to see LaMarcus sit out Saturday's game. If he is out, David West would have an opportunity to start with Boris Diaw seeing a nice uptick in minutes. Check back for another update on LaMarcus following Saturday morning's shootaround. Friday, 8:11 pm
  • Jarrett Jack turns it over seven times
    Jarrett Jack turned the ball over a season-high seven times with 11 points, two rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The Nets first unit was awful in this game and some of it is on Jack. He has some solid season averages of 14.4 points, 4.5 boards, 7.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.3 treys. Jack has mid-round value with a slight downward trend. Friday, 7:29 pm
  • J.J. Redick (back) will start Friday vs. POR
    J.J. Redick (back) will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game against Portland, sending Jamal Crawford back to the bench.

    Advice: The Clippers will roll out a starting lineup of Chris Paul, Redick, Lance Stephenson, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordon. Redick may not play his full compliment of minutes tonight, but he'll cut into the production of Jamal Crawford. Friday, 6:58 pm
  • MRI reveals left shoulder strain for Rudy Gay
    An MRI revealed a left shoulder strain for Rudy Gay, and the Kings are listing him as day-to-day.

    Advice: Gay shouldn't be out long, so Omri Casspi doesn't make for a very attractive speculative add in most formats. We'll be considering Gay questionable for Saturday's game against the Magic, and if he's unable to give it a go, look for DeMarcus Cousins to post a gaudy usage rate with Rajon Rondo seeing some additional opportunity on offense. Friday, 6:15 pm
  • J.J. Redick (back) will play Friday vs. POR
    J.J. Redick (back) will play Friday vs. the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: Redick's return will send Jamal Crawford back to the bench, and Crawford's value will take a sizeable hit with the demotion to the second-unit. Doc Rivers said he wasn't sure how many minutes Redick would play tonight, but it sounded like he was considering limiting Redick's playing time in the first game back from a back injury. Redick's not necessarily a must-start guy tonight, but he is going to get a matchup against one of the worst teams in the league at guarding the shooting guard position. Friday, 5:40 pm
  • Dion Waiters starting on Friday night
    Dion Waiters will start on Friday night against the Knicks.

    Advice: He'll push Anthony Morrow to the bench tonight and should see big minutes. There's always a lot of risk in using Waiters because he could go 0-of-15, but he has some upside tonight. Friday, 4:54 pm
  • J.J. Redick questionable for Friday
    J.J. Redick (back) is questionable to play against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He missed Thursday's game and has been out for over a week. The Clippers will want to make sure he's close to 100 percent in an effort to limit this injury from popping up again. If he can play, that'll make Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers less appealing. Friday, 12:45 pm
  • Pat Beverley (ankle) still out for Friday
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) will not play on Friday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The Rockets will have to go with Jason Terry and Ty Lawson at the point guard spot for a little longer. Beverley has no timetable to return and isn't worth stashing due to a lower upside. Friday, 11:20 am
  • DeAndre Jordan scores nine with 10 boards
    DeAndre Jordan scored nine points with 10 boards, one assist and one steal in 39 minutes against the Warriors in Thursday.

    Advice: He didn't block any shots tonight for the first time all season. After he averaged 3.6 blocks per game in his first seven, Jordan is down to just 0.8 per game in his last four. He's still a nightly double-double threat, but the lack of blocks doesn't put him in the same category as guys like Andre Drummond and Hassan Whiteside. Thursday, 10:44 pm
  • Rudy Gay (left shoulder) will have an MRI
    Rudy Gay (left shoulder strain) will be re-evaluated on Friday in Orlando.

    Advice: Presumably, the team will be giving him an MRI to check for any tears in his muscle or an issue with the joint. Gay grabbed the front part of his shoulder, so there's a chance he's dealing with a pectoral muscle issue. His fantasy owners will just have to hope he's OK, but he could miss significant time. If he's out, Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli would all gain a lot of value. Casspi would be the safest pickup of the bunch. Thursday, 7:37 pm
  • Darren Collison scores nine off the bench
    Darren Collison scored nine points in 21 minutes against the Heat on Thursday, adding just one assist.

    Advice: Rajon Rondo looked great and Ben McLemore was in a groove, so Collison's playing time came down from his 28-minute outing on Wednesday. He should have better games than this one, especially if Rudy Gay needs to miss time. Thursday, 7:26 pm
  • Omri Casspi scores 16 points
    Omri Casspi scored 16 points in the starting lineup on Thursday with six rebounds, one block and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He was 7-of-11 from the field and missed all four shots from the line. Casspi started at the three because DeMarcus Cousins was suspended, but he would likely stick in the starting lineup if Rudy Gay (shoulder) needs to miss time. He's a very solid speculative add in standard leagues while we await the word of Gay's prognosis. Thursday, 7:17 pm
  • Rudy Gay (left shoulder) out for game
    Rudy Gay suffered a left shoulder strain on Thursday and will not return, finishing with 13 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: Uh oh. The injury didn't look to serious, but the Kings ruled him out fairly quickly. Plus, Gay had surgery on his left shoulder for a subluxation back in 2011, so that raises a concern of a recurring issue. The good news is that the team is calling it a strain means it's a muscle injury and not a joint injury -- hopefully it's not to his pectoral muscle. If Gay is out, Omri Casspi would be a nice pickup along with Ben McLemore, who has been hot. Thursday, 6:25 pm
  • J.J. Redick out for Thursday night
    J.J. Redick (back) will not play against the Warriors on Thursday.

    Advice: He didn't do much in practice on Wednesday and the Clippers really don't want his back injury to be a recurring issue. With Redick out, Jamal Crawford should still see a ton of minutes at shooting guard while Austin Rivers should as well. Thursday, 5:56 pm
  • Omri Casspi will start at the three
    Omri Casspi will start at small forward on Thursday against the Heat.

    Advice: The Kings used a small-ball lineup in three of their four games without DeMarcus Cousins and the one exception was against the Memphis Grizzlies -- a big team. Casspi should see a ton of minutes with Rudy Gay logging lots of his playing time at power forward tonight, making him a nice option in DFS. Thursday, 4:06 pm
  • Omri Casspi expected to start on Thursday
    George Karl said that he's planning on starting Omri Casspi at small forward for Thursday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Karl is planning on sliding Rudy Gay over to power forward and inserting Kosta Koufos into the starting center slot, which allows Casspi to start at small forward. Casspi is pretty hit-or-miss, but he'll see enough opportunity tonight with DeMarcus Cousins (suspension) on the sidelines to warrant a punt play in daily leagues. Thursday, 3:24 pm
  • T.J. Warren (illness) will play on Friday
    T.J. Warren (illness) will return from a one-game absence for Friday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: With Warren back in action, P.J. Tucker's minutes will return to the mid-20s which isn't enough time for him to produce statistics worthy of ownership in standard leagues. Warren was rolling before missing Wednesday's game, averaging 15.0 points, 4.0 boards and 1.3 steals on 63.3 percent shooting over his last four, so he's worth a look in deep leagues. Thursday, 1:12 pm
  • J.J. Redick (back) doubtful Thursday vs. GSW
    J.J. Redick (back) is being listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: While the Clippers are listing him as doubtful, he was spotted aggressively cutting, stopping and pulling up for jumpers during Thursday's shootaround, so it would seem he's getting close to a return. He'll likely be a game-time call tonight, and if he can't go, it'll be Jamal Crawford logging major minutes. Stay tuned. Thursday, 11:52 am
  • Dion Waiters struggles, blows wide open layup
    Dion Waiters played 31 minutes vs. the Pelicans but scored only four points on 2-of-10 shooting with four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: Waiters missed a wide open layup in the first quarter (you can witness it via the link below), at which point ESPN Stats & Info reported that he'd missed more layups (14) than he'd made (13) this season. Stunning. He's been hit-or-miss even with Kevin Durant on the sidelines, and standard-league owners should have better options on the waiver wire. Wednesday, 8:41 pm
  • Ryan Anderson's 30 points not enough vs. OKC
    Ryan Anderson blew up for a season-high 30 points in a futile effort on Wednesday, hitting 13-of-25 shots with four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.

    Advice: He played 44 minutes and is doing all he can to keep New Orleans competitive without Anthony Davis (shoulder), but it wasn't enough for the 1-11 Pelicans, who are winless on the road. The fact that Anderson did this against Serge Ibaka is even more impressive, and he'll draw another start if Davis isn't ready to face the Spurs on Friday. Wednesday, 8:26 pm
  • Darren Collison returns, scores seven points
    Darren Collison returned to the lineup on Wednesday against the Hawks with seven points, two rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't appear to be limited after missing almost two weeks. Collison was playing some of his best basketball of the season before his injury and coach George Karl even benched Rajon Rondo in most of the second half in the last game Collison was healthy. He should be owned in standard leagues. Wednesday, 7:32 pm
  • Jarrett Jack's big game not enough vs Hornets
    Jarrett Jack racked up 16 points, two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, nine assists and two blocks on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to defeat the Hornets in Charlotte.

    Advice: Jack is panning out nicely for owners who snagged him in the late rounds, returning 14.6 points, 1.2 threes, 4.3 boards and 7.4 assists per game. The Nets have lost six straight games while playing on zero days of rest, something to watch for during their next back-to-back set on Nov. 28/29. Wednesday, 7:12 pm
  • T.J. Warren out for Wednesday night
    T.J. Warren (illness) will not play against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: That would mean more minutes would go to P.J. Tucker. Archie Goodwin has also played a handful of three, so he'll be looking at more minutes, too. Warren was playing really well, so this is a tough blow for his fantasy owners. Wednesday, 5:51 pm
  • Darren Collison will play against the Hawks
    Darren Collison (hamstring) will play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: There is no word on if he'll be limited, but we probably won't see 48 minutes of Rajon Rondo. Collison was outplaying Rondo in a big way before the injury, so we'll see what happens tonight. Collison is worth a look in standard leagues. Wednesday, 3:51 pm
  • J.J. Redick unlikely for Thursday
    J.J. Redick (back) is unlikely to play on Thursday and is listed as doubtful.

    Advice: The Clippers want to make sure he's 100 percent because Redick has multiple back injuries in his last two seasons. If he's out, it'll be Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers stepping up. Wednesday, 1:02 pm
  • T.J. Warren (illness) questionable Wednesday
    T.J. Warren (illness) was not present during Wednesday morning's shootaround, and he is questionable to play vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: If Warren is forced to sit out Wednesday's game, P.J. Tucker's minutes would likely climb to the 30s, and he'd be someone to consider deploying as a punt play in DFS. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 10:41 am
  • Ryan Anderson scores 24 points
    Ryan Anderson scored 24 points against the Nuggets during a 115-98 loss on Tuesday, adding six rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: If Anthony Davis (shoulder) is out, Ryno is going to be extremely busy. Anderson has seen his numbers increase in his last five, averaging 17.4 points, 7.8 boards, 1.0 assists and 1.4 treys on 49.3 percent from the field. He hasn't quite hit his peak yet, but that could happen against OKC on Thursday. Tuesday, 10:14 pm
  • T.J. Warren scores career-high 19 points
    T.J. Warren scored a career-high 19 points against the Lakers on Monday, adding four rebounds and two steals in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He was 9-of-13 from the field with nine of his shots coming in the paint. The Suns haven't really played him or P.J. Tucker at the four sans Markieff Morris and they split the minutes at the three tonight. Warren has been remarkably efficient in his last four with a 23.3 usage rate and a 69.8 true shooting percentage, averaging 15.5 points, 3.5 boards, 1.0 steals and 0.3 blocks. His upside isn't quite strong enough to grab in standard leagues, but he's certainly worth a look. Monday, 10:37 pm
  • Super Mario Chalmers scores 29 points vs. OKC
    Mario Chalmers was unbelievable against the Thunder on Monday, making 6-of-13 from the field for 29 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

    Advice: He made 13-of-15 from the line after going 10-of-10 from the line on Sunday. Chalmers is certainly doing quite well with his new team as the Grizzlies look to add some perimeter scoring. He's obviously not going to be this good, but he's worth a look in standard leagues while he's hot like this. If Jeremy Lamb can turn it around on a new team, why can't Super Nintendo Chalmers? Monday, 9:08 pm
  • Dion Waiters scores 14 points off bench
    Dion Waiters played 38 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday with 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: With Andre Roberson (illness) out tonight, Waiters had a little extra playing time. He's put up some decent stats in his last five, averaging 15.8 points, 2.8 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.8 treys. Waiters will lose some value once Kevin Durant (hamstring) returns, which could be as soon as this weekend. Monday, 8:45 pm
  • Dion Waiters denies Philadelphia 76ers report
    Dion Waiters denied a report that he'd be interested in playing for the Sixers.

    Advice: Because who would admit that publicly, right? "[Don't] Believe everything y'all hear lol I guess this what the world coming to (shaking my head), especially if it didn't come from me," Waiters tweeted. In two games since Kevin Durant's hamstring injury, Waiters is averaging 10.5 points and a 3-pointer in 29 minutes per game. Nov 16, 6:56 am
  • Darren Collison expected to return Wednesday
    Darren Collison (left hamstring strain) will travel with the Kings for Wednesday's game in Atlanta, and George Karl is optimistic that he'll be able to play.

    Advice: "My gut says he’s going to play Wednesday," Karl said. "I think he’d be saying that too." This is great news for DC's owners -- prior to getting hurt he was running hot, averaging 17.7 points, 2.0 threes, 5.3 assists and 1.0 steals in three November games. His return will likely put a dent in Rajon Rondo's production and playing time, while ensuring that Seth Curry doesn't leave the bench. Nov 15, 11:42 pm
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