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    • George Hill gets the start on Saturday
      George Hill started against the Nets on Saturday.

      Advice: The team didn't announce the starting lineup until tip. Hill will start next to Rodney Stuckey and move C.J. Watson to the bench. Hill should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      35 minutes ago
    • Alec Burks (shoulder) will not play Saturday
      Alec Burks (shoulder) will not play on Saturday vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: This does not bode well for Burks' status moving forward, and it is already known that he may need surgery in the offseason. He is said to be dealing with some general soreness, so he should be fine with a little rest. Consider Burks day-to-day for now, and expect Rodney Hood to draw the start while Joe Ingles could also see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:10 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Phi
    • Kendall Marshall starting again
      Kendall Marshall, Brandon Knight, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Johnny O'Bryant and Zaza Pachulia are starting against the Hawks on Saturday.

      Advice: This is the same lineup as Friday and coach Jason Kidd may have found his answer in the backcourt. Marshall is still nowhere near worthy of a grab in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:59 pm
    • C.J. Miles (illness) out for Saturday's game
      C.J. Miles (illness) will not play against the Nets on Saturday.

      Advice: He was questionable and Miles just has missed far too many games this season. While he is out, the Pacers figure to get Chris Copeland back in the rotation to help out Solomon Hill. Miles is a tough player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:40 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kyle Lowry scores 25 points in win vs. Clips
      Kyle Lowry turned in a gem against the Clippers during a 110-98 victory on Saturday with 25 points, three rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He was hot in the third quarter with 11 points and did a tremendous job on Chris Paul today. Lowry is doing it all for the Raptors and fantasy owners over his last five, averaging 23.2 points, 4.2 boards, 7.6 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.4 triples on 51.3 percent from the field. He's in the hunt for MVP with the Raptors holding the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:25 pm
    • Jarrett Jack is starting over Deron Williams
      Jarrett Jack is starting over Deron Williams again on Saturday.

      Advice: There is still no indication that this will be a permanent move, but it is definitely something to watch closely. Jack scored a season-high 27 points on Friday, so he is worth a look in all leagues while he is this hot, especially with all of the trade rumors surrounding D-Will. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:21 pm
    • Greivis Vasquez plays well vs. Clippers
      Greivis Vasquez was terrific off the bench against the Clippers on Saturday with 16 points, four rebounds, six assists and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: It's been a bumpy ride for Vasquez and he's made just 37.9 percent from the field over his previous 10 games. Vasquez's minutes have taken a dip to just 21.4 per game in that span, so he's not really going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:15 pm
    • Lou Williams cools off vs. Clippers
      Lou Williams stayed cold against the Clippers on Saturday with nine points, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He only made 3-of-10 from the field in his last game on Monday. Williams has seen his shooting numbers come down this month and has only made 39.1 percent from the field even before this dud. Williams is still doing enough to in triples, free throw percentage and points to remain owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:09 pm
    • J.J. Redick still tearing it up from deep
      J.J. Redick made five 3-pointers on his way to a team-high 23 points during a 110-98 loss to the Raptors on Saturday with one rebound, three assists, one block and two turnovers.

      Advice: He has five 3-pointers in four of his last five games, averaging 19.2 points, 1.8 assists, 0.2 steals and 4.2 triples on 51.6 percent from the field. Redick is now fifth in the NBA in 3-pointers on the season. Keep him active. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:01 pm
    • Chris Paul gets shut down by Kyle Lowry
      Chris Paul had one of his worst offensive games against the Raptors on Saturday, making 3-of-12 from the field for 10 points with three rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Kyle Lowry was a bulldog on defense and kept Paul below 30 percent from the field for the first time since October. Paul's shooting percentage has taken a slight decrease, which has caused his fantasy value to slide out of the top 10 over the last two weeks. Obviously, there's nothing to worry about. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:53 pm
    • Trevor Ariza (knee contusion) is probable
      Trevor Ariza (left knee contusion) is probable to play against the Spurs on Sunday.

      Advice: This is a new injury and he's already had a minor problem with his calf. Ariza is really struggling in scoring efficiency, but his output in triples has helped him hold solid fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:32 pm
    • Rajon Rondo needs to be aggressive
      Coach Rick Carlisle told Rajon Rondo he needs to be aggressive.

      Advice: "I haven’t been scoring as much in the past in Boston, but here he told me to be a little bit more aggressive," Rondo said. He scored a season-high 21 points against the Lakers on Friday, but the easy matchup had a lot to do with it. Rondo's shot attempts in each of his four games have all been higher than his average in Boston this season. His scoring average may rise, but fantasy owners might take a bigger hit to their field goal and free throw percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:20 pm
    • DeMar DeRozan getting shots up
      DeMar DeRozan (groin) was getting shots up on Friday and is with the team in Los Angeles.

      Advice: He is still not close to a return and doesn't have a timetable. The good news is that it sounds like he may have a shot to return before the All-Star break and the Raptors are playing well anyway. Keep DeRozan stashed for now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:58 am
       
      Injured
      W, 110-98 @ LAC
    • C.J. Miles (illness) is questionable Saturday
      C.J. Miles (illness) is considered questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: He is dealing with an upper respiratory infection so he likely won't be close to 100 percent even if he does play. Miles has been much better than he was at the beginning of the season, and if he can stay on the court he will continue to be worth a look in standard leagues for his 3-point shooting. Expect Solomon Hill to play big minutes if Miles sits, while Chris Copeland might jump back into the rotation as well. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:24 am
       
      Injured
    • Alec Burks (shoulder) doubtful for Saturday
      Alec Burks (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the 76ers.

      Advice: He missed the morning shootaround and his status is not looking good against the 76ers. Check back before tip-off for the official word, and expect Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles to get some extra playing time if Burks sits out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:14 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Phi
    • J.R. Smith (heel) is questionable Saturday
      J.R. Smith (heel) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: He has missed eight straight games because of his plantar fasciitis, so even if he does play he will likely be eased into action. Smith is worth a flier in deeper leagues for his ability to knock down 3-pointers, but owners in standard leagues can safely monitor him from the waiver wire. Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue playing big minutes if Smith sits this one out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:22 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Isaiah Thomas gets his revenge game in Sacto
      Isaiah Thomas enjoyed a solid revenge game in Friday's win over the reeling Kings, scoring 17 points on 7-of-17 shooting with two threes, three boards, five assists and a steal in 29 minutes.

      Advice: Thomas took over in the fourth quarter like he did so many times playing for the Kings, repeatedly taunting the vicinity of where Kings' decision-makers would normally sit but weren't there for this particular game. They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but in this case it came in 30 minutes or less and steaming hot. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:57 am
    • Batum (wrist) returns to turn in nice game
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) returned to action in Friday's win over the Sixers, scoring 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, three assists and a steal.

      Advice: Batum had his number called more often with LaMarcus Aldridge out and we're in the midst of a pretty big buy low window for him. As long as the wrist injury isn't serious, he stands a very good chance of improving his rock bottom shooting percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:49 am
    • Wroten posts effecient 22-4-4 line in loss
      Tony Wroten scored 22 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 7-of-13 shots (1-of-4 3PTs, 7-of-9 FTs) with four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 27 minutes.

      Advice: Wroten won't shoot it this well on most nights and he has had a hard time staying on the court. He could be worth a look in 8-cat leagues but the emergence of K.J. McDaniels and Robert Covington complicates what was once an open season for Wroten hucking up shots. Hollis Thompson was also out tonight, giving some minutes to the rest of the rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:39 am
    • Mo hits just 1-of-9 shots, has 13 assists
      Mo Williams hit just 1-of-9 shots for two points but handed out 13 assists to go with five rebounds and two blocks in 29 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: If it's not one thing it's another these days for Williams, who can't stay healthy or put together consistent outings. Ricky Rubio played 0-on-5 and should be back in the next few weeks, so there is a small window for Williams to be productive in but he should be viewed as a desperation option at best. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:14 am
    • Rondo posts season-high 21 pts in huge night
      Rajon Rondo scored a season-high 21 points on 10-of-17 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, seven assists and one steal in the Mavs' 102-98 win over the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: Rondo is scoring more in Dallas than he was in Boston, and his assists are a bit down, but it's still too early to say how things will change with his production. He's clearly going to run the show, however, and he'll be worth having in all lineups as expected. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:05 am
    • Harris plays just 15 minutes off the bench
      Devin Harris played just 15 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring six points on 3-of-8 shooting and just three steals to round out his stat line.

      Advice: Harris has been hurt pretty badly so far by the Rajon Rondo trade, averaging just 18.8 minutes, 8.3 points, 1.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.5 treys per game while hitting 40 percent of his looks. The money counting stats aren't bad but he needs more minutes to make it work for standard league owners, and that just doesn't appear to be in the cards with Rondo there. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:51 am
    • Reggie Jackson plays just 15 minutes on Fri
      Reggie Jackson played just 15 minutes in Friday's blowout win, scoring nine points on 2-of-8 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, two assists and one steal.

      Advice: Jackson's minutes have been in the spotlight as Scott Brooks and the Thunder simultaneously look to send a message to both Jackson and prospective buyers in free agency. He has enough value as a stash and also on a standalone basis when he goes off to support being owned in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:26 am
    • Henderson scores two points on 1-of-7 FGs
      Gerald Henderson hit just 1-of-7 shots for two points, three rebounds and five assists over 23 minutes in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Henderson has serious fantasy deficiencies in standard leagues and he can't afford to have duds like this at all, so needless to say he belongs on the wire with Lance Stephenson (groin) targeting a return next week. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:18 am
    • Udrih scores 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting
      Beno Udrih hit 7-of-12 shots (including a three) for 17 points, three rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes off the bench in Friday's overtime loss.

      Advice: Udrih won't be this productive on the vast majority of nights and he has no real fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:44 pm
    • Ariza double-doubles with 15 & 10 vs. MEM
      Trevor Ariza double-doubled in the Rockets' overtime win over the Grizzlies on Friday, scoring 15 points on 5-of-13 shooting (including four threes) with 10 rebounds, two steals and one block.

      Advice: Ariza flies underneath the radar playing next to superstars James Harden and Dwight Howard, but his top-60 campaign is exactly what owners bargained for on draft day and there's no end in sight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:28 pm
    • Harden just misses massive triple-double
      James Harden just missed a massive triple-double in Friday's overtime win over the Grizzlies, scoring 32 points on 10-of-17 shooting (2-of-4 3PTs, 10-of-11 FTs) with eight rebounds, 10 assists and three blocks.

      Advice: Harden pulls into a dead heat with Anthony Davis for the No. 1 rank in 8-cat leagues with the effort, though in 9-cat league that title is still held by Davis and it's not close. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:26 pm
    • Tony Wroten returned to action on Friday December 26. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:14 pm
    • Nicolas Batum returned to action on Friday December 26. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:14 pm
    • Marshall quiet in start for the Bucks
      Kendall Marshall started at point guard in Friday's blowout win over the Hawks, scoring just four points on 2-of-6 shooting with five assists and two steals in 25 minutes.

      Advice: Marshall is a terrible asset in standard leagues unless he is dominating touches and getting 35-plus minutes per game. That's not going to happen with this team barring a number of injuries . Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:41 pm
    • Mayo scores 11 points off the bench
      O.J. Mayo scored 11 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 5-of-8 shots (including a three) with five rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes.

      Advice: It didn't look like he'd be in the rotation at one point but he got into the game and made a little bit of noise, but this is the same exact stat line that has qualified as a 'good night' lately. Jason Kidd said he likes him coming off the bench after the game, too, so there's not a lot to like with Mayo's current situation. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:31 pm
    • Jrue Holiday fills it up on Friday night
      Jrue Holiday had a fantastic effort against the Spurs on Friday during a 97-90 win with 15 points, five rebounds, seven assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

      Advice: While he's not shooting the ball great at 43.3 percent this month, his 8.5 assists, 0.8 blocks and 1.7 steals have helped his fantasy value tremendously. He's a strong No. 2 fantasy point guard right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:38 pm
    • George Hill plays well yet again
      George Hill played well in his second game of the season on Friday with 13 points, three rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes during a 119-109 loss to the Pistons.

      Advice: He came off the bench again, but we'd guess he'll be in the starting lineup on Saturday. Hill shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:10 pm
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) will play against Philly
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) will play against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: He might not be looking for his shot due to the pain in his wrist, but Batum isn't a high volume scorer anyway. His fantasy owners can plug him back into their lineups in this favorable matchup. Allen Crabbe will likely move back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:20 pm
    • George Hill will come off the bench on Friday
      George Hill will come off the bench again on Friday against the Pistons.

      Advice: He was extremely busy in his debut with a usage rate of 28.0 in 21 minutes of action. Hill should have a lot of his plate as the primary ball-handler, so he should be owned in all leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:23 pm
    • O.J. Mayo moving to bench on Friday
      O.J. Mayo will come off the bench against the Hawks on Friday.

      Advice: Coach Jason Kidd said he wants to see how Mayo fared in the second unit, which sounds like a nice way of saying he's going to cut his playing time. Mayo has made just 4-of-14 from the field in his last two games and is not worth using in almost any league tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:35 pm
    • Kendall Marshall starting, O.J. Mayo benched
      Kendall Marshall will enter the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. Atlanta, shifting Brandon Knight over to SG, and sending O.J. Mayo to the bench.

      Advice: Mayo has been struggling lately, shooting just 4-of-14 from the field over the last two games. Marshall hasn't done much this season to warrant attention in standard leagues, and he only managed to put up three points and four assists during his last start. This will be the 13th different starting lineup for the Bucks this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:15 pm
    • Jarrett Jack scores a season-high 27 points
      Jarrett Jack scored a season-high 27 points against the Celtics on Friday with seven rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made all 10 attempts from the line and hit a clutch 15-foot jumper to help the Nets get the win. Deron Williams was active for this one and the Nets are going to ease him back in hopes he doesn't aggravate his calf issue. Jack has seen his minutes climb to 35 per game over his last four and the Nets are reportedly looking to deal Deron, so Jack is worth a look in standard leagues. He's more of a stash, though. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:04 pm
    • Tony Wroten (knee) will play against Portland
      Tony Wroten (knee) will play against the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: He has been dealing with a sprained knee basically since Michael Carter-Williams returned to the lineup. Wroten should be busy tonight with Hollis Thompson (illness) out. He's not a great guy in standard leagues, but he's an option in daily points leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:42 pm
    • Nicolas Batum, Aldridge are questionable
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) and LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) are questionable to play against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: Considering the matchup and how much Batum has struggled with his shot, he's probably a little closer to doubtful tonight. He did not play on Tuesday and it was mostly Allen Crabbe getting some extra run. Coach Terry Stotts plays the matchups a lot, so Crabbe is still an extremely risky play. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:54 am
    • C.J. Miles chosing his spots more carefully
      After struggling mightily from the field through the month of November, C.J. Miles has made an effort to choose his shots more wisely during the month of December.

      Advice: "We wanted him to be assertive. He has the green light, but we want him to be selective in his shots," said Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel. "I was encouraging him to be so assertive that he was not great with shot selection. I think he's being smarter about that now." Miles is averaging 15.5 points and 2.4 three-pointers per game on 42.4 percent shooting from the field during the month of December, and he'll be worth owning in standard leagues as long as he can keep up his current pace. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:40 am
       
      Injured
    • Chris Paul nets 22 points in Christmas finale
      Chris Paul put on an array of moves during a 100-86 win over the Warriors on Thursday with 22 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

      Advice: After 13 hours of seeing Cliff Paul on TV today, Chris stepped up. Paul's assists have been on the decline lately with only one double-double in his last nine games. In that span, he's averaged 18.9 points, 5.0 boards, 8.2 dimes, 2.3 steals and 1.8 triples. CP3 is still a top-five fantasy player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:44 pm
    • J.R. Smith out Thursday vs Wizards
      J.R. Smith (heel) will miss Thursday's game against the Wizards.

      Advice: Smith went through pre-game warmups, but wasn't feeling well enough to suit up for the Knicks' Christmas Day game against the Wizards. Tim Hardaway Jr. will pickup Smith's minutes and makes for a solid play on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:14 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • J.R. Smith game-time decision Thursday
      J.R. Smith (heel) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Wizards, according to head coach Derek Fisher.

      Advice: Updating a previous item, it seems as if Smith is feeling well enough to be upgraded from doubtful to a game-time decision. This one looks like it will come down to the wire, but Tim Hardaway Jr. would be the biggest fantasy beneficiary if Smith sits. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:30 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • J.R. Smith likely to miss Christmas Day game
      J.R. Smith (heel) is likely to miss Thursday's game against the Wizards.

      Advice: Smith had been hoping to play on Christmas Day, but the last two days of practice didn't go as well as he and the Knicks had hoped. "Right now it’s a no," Smith said of his availability for Thursday. "We’ll see how the treatment reacts today, if it swells up." We'll update his status prior to tip-off, but Tim Hardaway Jr. will be in line for big minutes on Thursday if Smith can't play. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:44 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • J.R. Smith (heel) says he's doubtful Thursday
      J.R. Smith (heel) said that he is unlikely to play on Christmas vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: He is still dealing with plantar fasciitis so we doubt that he will be activated for Thursday. Smith can continue to be ignored outside of deeper leagues while Tim Hardaway Jr. is making a lot of sense in standard leagues for his 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:54 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Rajon Rondo plays well in loss on Tuesday
      Rajon Rondo played well in a loss to the Suns on Tuesday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-14 shooting, adding eight assists, six boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

      Advice: While he will never be the most efficient player on offense, Rondo has gelled pretty well with his teammates and should continue to improve as the season progresses. He did turn the ball over five times, but he is going to be a triple-double threat every time he takes the floor so his owners will just have to take the good with the bad. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:51 pm
    • Reggie Jackson thrives in expanded bench role
      Reggie Jackson contributed 21 points, nine rebounds, four assists and one steal in 37 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough to avoid an OT loss to Portland.

      Advice: His owners should revel in this production while it lasts, as his minutes and usage rates were way down when both Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant (ankle) were healthy. Jackson made 8-of-17 FGs with one 3-pointer on Tuesday, rounding out a stellar fantasy line. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:37 pm
    • Gerald Henderson scores 20 points in win
      Gerald Henderson scored 20 points in a win over the Bucks on Tuesday, adding four assists, two boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He was fantastic all night and was able to shoot 6-of-10 from the field while connecting on his only 3-point attempt. While this was a great performance, Henderson is very inconsistent and Lance Stephenson (hip) could be back after Christmas, so owners in standard leagues would be wise to leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:09 pm
    • Mo Williams (personal) plays 22 minutes Tues.
      Mo Williams (personal) played 22 minutes off Minnesota's bench on Tuesday, finishing with six points, seven dimes, one steal and one block.

      Advice: The veteran PG is still bothered by a recent back injury, though at the moment he doesn't seem likely to sit out vs. the Nuggets on Friday. Whether or not he reclaims the starting PG job, Mo is worth a long look until Ricky Rubio (ankle) returns to action. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:57 pm
    • George Hill (knee) shines in season debut
      George Hill (knee, quad) made his season debut on Tuesday, coming off the Pacers' bench for 15 points (5-of-8 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), two 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists and one steal in just 21 minutes.

      Advice: This was an unexpectedly fast start for Hill, who must regain his conditioning while adjusting to new teammates and a new role, and he has enough upside to be labeled 'must own' in standard fantasy leagues. Pacers coach Frank Vogel said that Hill "looked great out there" before citing his speed, length and defense, and it shouldn't be long before he's back in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:31 pm
    • Tony Wroten has sprained knee, out Tuesday
      Tony Wroten has a sprained right knee, and will not play on Tuesday.

      Advice: This injury came out of nowhere, and it leaves the 76ers with just eight active players for their game vs. the Heat. We will pass along updates as soon as we know more, but given the cautious nature of the 76ers Wroten may see some additional time on the sidelines. K.J. McDaniels will see his role increased off of the bench and should be owned in most leagues for his upside. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:43 pm
    • George Hill will play nine minutes each half
      Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel is going to try and play George Hill nine minutes during each half for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Vogel also said that there will be no lingering injury concerns, just issues with conditioning, rhythm, and timing. Hill is going to be brought along slowly, but he's eventually going to be a primary fixture in the Pacers' offense, and should be owned in all leagues. C.J. Watson's value will take a hit once Hill is back to full strength, and Donald Sloan will likely fall out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:35 pm
    • C.J. Miles (illness) expected to play Tuesday
      C.J. Miles (illness) is expected to play Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: He's been lighting it up since returning to the lineup, and is averaging 20.5 points, 2.7 3-pointers, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.0 steal per game over the last four. He has a favorable matchup tonight vs. the Pelicans, and should serve as a decent plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:21 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nicolas Batum out Tuesday vs Thunder
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) will miss Tuesday's game against the Thunder.

      Advice: There isn't a major fantasy beneficiary of Batum's absence, but Wesley Matthews will look to get increased run while Allen Crabbe, Dorrell Wright, Victor Claver, Will Barton, and C.J. McCollum should all see extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:00 am
    • J.R. Smith misses practice on Tuesday
      J.R. Smith (heel) missed practice on Tuesday and appears to be questionable to play on Christmas.

      Advice: "We’ll just see where they are tomorrow & then probably have a better feel how Thursday will look," coach Derek Fisher said. Smith's injury has kept him out for seven games and it's allowed Tim Hardaway Jr. to play more. Smith is not worth owning in standard leagues while THJ only has short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:41 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • George Hill will make season debut on Tues
      George Hill (knee) will make his season debut against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

      Advice: Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said Hill will come off the bench on Tuesday and he "won't play [Hill] huge minutes. Enough to get his feet wet." Hill should be scooped off waiver wires if he's still available, while C.J. Watson and Donald Sloan take a hit to their fantasy values as both will now return to reserve roles. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:36 am
    • Rajon Rondo wants Josh Smith in Dallas
      Rajon Rondo said he thinks that the Mavericks should sign F Josh Smith.

      Advice: In addition to saying that his good friend would be a good fit for the Mavs, Rondo added, "I think we can use an athletic big. Josh brings a lot to the game -- his intangibles, he can make plays, rebound, defend." Mavericks owner Mark Cuban confirmed the Mavericks are trying to lure Smith to Dallas, but the Kings, Heat, and Rockets are also in the mix so fantasy owners should wait to see where the forward lands before making any moves. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:23 am
    • Rondo goes for 13 and 11 in loss to Hawks
      Rajon Rondo scored 13 points on 6-of-15 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and a block in the Mavs' 105-102 home loss to the Hawks on Monday.

      Advice: This is a step up from his debut and it's still a bit too early to say how things will gel. Overall, his fantasy value will be similar as it was in Boston, but owners will want to see if the peripheral numbers change in a different system. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:20 pm
    • Burks posts 23-3-4 line with two treys
      Alec Burks scored 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting (2-of-4 3PTs, 7-of-8 FTs) with three rebounds and four assists in Monday's win.

      Advice: Burks is good for one of these explosions every so often but he's a borderline late-round value at best when it's all said and done. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:35 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Phi
    • Lowry scores 34 points with four treys
      Kyle Lowry scored 34 points on 12-of-22 shooting with four threes, six rebounds, three assists and one steal in Monday's loss to the Bulls.

      Advice: Big nights from Lowry are no surprise and he should make his first All Star team this season. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:38 pm
    • J.J. Redick still en fuego
      J.J. Redick made five 3-pointers on his way to 21 points against the Spurs on Monday with one rebound, one assist and one turnover.

      Advice: He's made 10 treys in his last two games and is one of the hottest shooters in the league right now. Redick is making three triples per night in December, but he should cool off soon. Consider selling high if you can. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:30 pm
    • Trevor Ariza scores seven points in win
      Trevor Ariza scored seven points with six rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes on Monday.

      Advice: He's really cold right now and the timing couldn't be worse. Over his last 11 games, Ariza has made just 32.3 percent from the field with 2.0 turnovers and his fantasy value is bottoming out. With Corey Brewer going off tonight, it's worth seeing if his current fantasy owners is panicking. Ariza should be a mid-round guy this season. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:08 pm
    • Beard Goes Bonkers: James Harden scores 44
      James Harden dominated the Blazers on Monday during a 110-95 win, scoring 44 points with three rebounds, seven assists, five steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: On top of all that, he had just one turnover. Harden had 31 points, five dimes and five steals at halftime and the Blazers couldn't do anything to stop him. In his last five games with Dwight Howard in the lineup, Harden averaged 29.6 points, 6.0 boards, 9.2 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.2 triples. He's in the hunt for MVP. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:58 pm
    • Vasquez terrible in loss to the Bulls
      Greivis Vasquez managed just two points on 1-of-7 shooting with four assists in 15 minutes of action on Monday.

      Advice: Vasquez looked awful tonight and despite his big Sunday outing (21 points, five assists, three treys) he hasn't been very productive since DeMar DeRozan got hurt. DeRozan still isn't close to a return, but Vasquez can be left on the wire in 12-team standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:54 pm
    • Nicolas Batum has a quiet game vs. Rockets
      Nicolas Batum had a quiet night against the Rockets on Monday with two points, two rebounds, three assists and one turnover.

      Advice: He's just not taking shots right now and only had three attempts tonight. Batum posted a usage rate of just 10.5 over his last two games, which dropped his season usage rate to just 14.4 -- the second-lowest usage rate among players with at least 34 minutes per game (DeAndre Jordan). His fantasy value is near its low point. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:31 pm
    • Gerald Henderson cools off on Monday
      Gerald Henderson scored four points with six rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 19 minutes against the Nuggets.

      Advice: It's pretty obvious his 17-point game on Saturday was a fluke. Henderson isn't really capable of posting big-time fantasy lines because he doesn't do much on defense and in treys, so leave him on the wire in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:28 pm
    • James Harden (hamstring) will play
      James Harden (hamstring) will play against the Blazers on Monday.

      Advice: He had a hammy tweak on Saturday and was able to play through it. Harden is among the most active players in the NBA and leads the league in scoring. He obviously needs to be in your fantasy lineup as he likely torches the Hornets. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:24 pm
    • Trevor Ariza ready to roll vs. Portland
      Trevor Ariza (calf) will play against the Blazers on Monday.

      Advice: He just has some soreness to his calf and it doesn't sound like it will cost him minutes. Corey Brewer is available, but he's not likely going to be a threat to Ariza's minutes. Hopefully he breaks out of his shooting slump soon. His fantasy owners can plug him into their lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:21 pm
    • Mo Williams (personal) not at practice
      Mo Williams was not at practice due to a personal matter and will rejoin the team in Cleveland on Tuesday.

      Advice: It doesn't sound like he's going to miss the game. Williams bounced back in a big way on Sunday with 24 points in 32 minutes, so apparently the Wolves didn't learn their lesson last time. He is a risky, short-term player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:31 pm
    • George Hill (knee) could make debut Tuesday
      George Hill (knee) has been upgraded to questionable against the Pelicans on Tuesday, and he could make his season debut.

      Advice: Hill's knee has responded well, and now he just has to get his conditioning together in order to make his season debut. At this point, Hill should not be on the waiver wire in any format, and if he is, make sure to scoop him up immediately as the Pacers sorely need everything he brings on offense. He'll be tasked with playing as large of a role as he can handle. CJ Watson and Donald Sloan will be pushed into their usual reserve roles when Hill returns. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:41 am
    • Isaiah Thomas admits role is not as expected
      Isaiah Thomas admitted his current role with the Suns is different than he had envisioned.

      Advice: In a Q&A with NBA.com's David Aldridge, Thomas admitted (among other things) he thought he'd see more playing time alongside Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe. It sounds like Thomas is still finding his way in Phoenix, but with Dragic entering free agency after the season, it may just be a temporary issue. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:30 am
    • Isaiah Thomas says ankle not 100 percent
      Isaiah Thomas admitted that his ankle still isn't 100 percent healthy.

      Advice: "I'm not 100 percent," Thomas said. "There are still some movements that hurt, but I can tolerate the pain. I'm just trying to play my way back into being healthy and do the best I can." Thomas is still trying to find his rhythm after missing time, and although his production can be inconsistent with the three-headed point-guard machine, he needs to be deployed in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:45 am
    • Ariza added to injury report w/ sore calf
      Trevor Ariza (sore left calf) is probable to play on Monday vs. the Blazers.

      Advice: A late addition to the injury report, Ariza's calf is not considered a major issue. The Rockets can't afford any more injuries to anyone right now, and Ariza would be an especially difficult player to replace if he were forced to miss any time. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:33 am
    • James Harden, Dwight Howard probable Monday
      James Harden (hamstring) and Dwight Howard (shoulder) are both probable to play on Monday against the Blazers.

      Advice: Although both are dealing with a nagging concern, the two stars will be out there in a big game against Portland. Harden said he planned to play, so the probable designation is just a formality. Harden and Howard's owners can feel good about putting them in the lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:23 am
    • JR Smith more than just 'day-to-day w/ foot
      JR Smith (foot) could be facing more than just a "day-to-day" situation.

      Advice: Derek Fisher said Smith "may not have been day-to-day," but the Knicks listed him that way anyway on the medical report. Fisher then attempted to clarify with the following: "I think it's day-to-day. From the beginning, it may not have been day-to-day. It was probably going to be a few weeks or so." It's not clear when Smith might actually return yet, and Tim Hardaway, Jr. will continue seeing increased minutes with Iman Shumpert (shoulder) also out. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:10 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • DeMar DeRozan likely out for six-game trip
      DeMar DeRozan (groin) is not expected to return during the Raptors upcoming six-game road trip.

      Advice: Ouch. The Raptors start their road trip on Monday in Chicago, and it doesn't conclude until January 4 in Phoenix. DeRozan last played on November 26, so this absence would push his total time missed to over a month. Kyle Lowry will continue to shoulder the heaviest load for the Raptors, with guys like Terrence Ross, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and James Johnson also stepping up while DeRozan remains sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:43 am
       
      Injured
      W, 110-98 @ LAC
    • C.J. Miles drops 28 pts with four 3-pointers
      The Pacers escaped with a win in Minnesota on Sunday thanks to C.J. Miles scoring 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting, including four 3-pointers.

      Advice: Miles did his damage in 32 minutes off Indiana's bench, chipping in six rebounds with zero turnovers, assists, steals or blocks. He's been tremendous since returning to action on Dec. 15, and is worth a pickup based on his averages over the past four games -- 20.5 points, 2.7 threes, 4.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 turnovers. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:41 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mo Williams' 24 & 10 not enough vs. Pacers
      Mo Williams torched the Pacers for 24 points and 10 assists in Sunday's road loss, making 10-of-16 shots with two 3-pointers, two rebounds and three turnovers.

      Advice: He did his damage in 32 minutes off the bench and should have a clear path to fantasy value until Ricky Rubio returns from his severely sprained ankle. With Rubio unable to practice and no clear return date in sight, owners should roll with Williams into the New Year. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:35 pm
    • Jarrett Jack leads Nets w/ 15 pts, 10 assists
      Jarrett Jack lit up the Pistons for 15 points, four rebounds, 10 assists and two steals on Sunday, while starting at PG in place of Deron Williams (calf).

      Advice: D-Will's injury is considered minor and he's questionable to return vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday, which makes it hard to recommend Jack as more than a temporary option. He turned the ball over just twice tonight and was likely a decisive factor in many weekly matchups, so don't be afraid to use him if Williams is ruled out for Tuesday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:18 pm
    • Jrue Holiday double-doubles in win Sunday
      Jrue Holiday managed a double-double on Sunday vs. the Thunder, finishing with 11 points, 15 assists, one board, four steals and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He did shoot just 4-of-12 from the field and turned the ball over four times, but he was matched up against Russell Westbrook so his owners should be thrilled with this performance. Yet to miss a game this season, Holiday is rewarding owners who took a gamble on him and is showing no signs of slowing down as the Pelicans pursue a berth in the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:05 pm
    • Greivis Vasquez busts out w/ 21-5-4 line
      Greivis Vasquez took advantage of the increased opportunity with Landry Fields (concussion) sidelined on Sunday, and put up 21 points (three 3-pointers), five assists, and four rebounds in a Raptors' win.

      Advice: Vasquez has been struggling lately coming off the bench, but got things going tonight against a terrible Knicks team. The Knicks often give up big lines to opposing guards, so that can't be discounted with tonight's line. Given how inconsistent Vasquez' has been this year, we'll need to see a couple more games like this before recommending the add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:33 pm
    • Lou Williams lights up the Knicks on Sunday
      Lou Williams lit up the Knicks on Sunday for 22 points (6-of-14 shooting) to go with four 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist, and a steal.

      Advice: This is what Lou does. He doesn't offer much peripheral stats, but if you're looking for some points, treys, and a free throw percentage booster, he's your guy. He's averaging 14.4 points and 1.8 three-pointers this season while shooting 41.8 percent from the field and 86.4 percent from the charity stripe (on 4.4 attempts per game). He's certainly in the running for Sixth Man of the Year. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:24 pm
    • Kyle Lowry scores 22 points, dishes 9 assists
      Kyle Lowry put up 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting during Sunday's win, adding nine assists, four rebounds, two 3-pointers, three steals, and four turnovers.

      Advice: Lowry also shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe as his career-year continues. He's hitting career-highs in points (19.4) and assists (7.8) this season, and is the main reason the Raptors currently own a record of 21-6 despite not having DeMar DeRozan. Keep rolling him out there as he establishes himself as an elite point guard in the league. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:05 pm
    • Jarret Jack will start on Sunday vs. Detroit
      Jarret Jack will replace Deron Williams (calf) in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Pistons.

      Advice: Jack has a nice matchup tonight vs. the Pistons, and he'll serve as a quality low-budget plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Williams' injury isn't expected to sideline him for too long, but as long as he's out, Jack will be starting and is worth an add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:26 pm
    • James Harden (hamstring) probable for Monday
      James Harden (strained left hamstring) is probable to play Monday vs. Portland.

      Advice: Harden injured his hamstring during Saturday's game vs. Atlanta, but played through the strain and put up 18 points, six rebounds, and a season-high 14 assists over 39 minutes of action so we'd expect him to give it a go on Monday. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:17 pm
    • J.R. Smith (heel) could be out another week?
      Derek Fisher was not optimistic when asked about J.R. Smith (heel), and speculated that he could be out another week in order to rest his heel.

      Advice: For as long as Smith is sidelined, Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to soak up all his minutes, and he should be owned in most leagues. Over the past two weeks, Hardaway Jr. is averaging 15.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.8 three-pointers per game over 29 minutes of action and he has almost zero competition for minutes. Go grab him if he's still available. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:18 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • J.R. Smith (heel) out on Sunday vs. Raptors
      J.R. Smith (heel) is out for Sunday's game vs. Toronto.

      Advice: He never had a real shot of playing in this one and there has been no update on his timetable. Smith can be cut in most leagues while Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to start and is definitely worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:02 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Chris Paul scores 27 points with nine dimes
      Chris Paul scored a game-high 27 points against the Bucks on Saturday three rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: He only turned the ball over twice and has fixed his issues from earlier this month. Paul had a season-high 11 makes from the line tonight and is making 88 percent from the line on the season. He lost a little bit of steam and James Harden has leapfrogged him for No. 3 on fantasy value. Still, No. 4 is just fine. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:52 pm
    • J.J. Redick scores 23 points vs. Bucks
      J.J. Redick scored 23 points against the Bucks with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He's so hot right now. Over his last 11 games, he posted a 68.9 true shooting percentage with 17.5 points, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.9 triples. Redick has been flirting with fifth-round value in that span, so keep him owned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:45 pm
    • O.J. Mayo scores three points
      O.J. Mayo scored three points in 23 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday with one rebound, three assists and two turnovers.

      Advice: Well, he had three solid outings before this one, but a sub-par game from Mayo is nothing new. He only has season averages of 0.7 steals, 1.2 triples and 0.2 blocks to go with 1.9 turnovers, so there really are not enough positives to add him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:16 pm
    • Devin Harris still has a good game
      Devin Harris played well of the bench against the Spurs on Saturday with 13 points, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He soaked up most of the bench guard minutes, which is encouraging. J.J. Barea took the biggest hit, so Harris' value might be about where it was before the Rajon Rondo deal. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:07 pm
    • Rajon Rondo has a mediocre debut, scores six
      Rajon Rondo had an underwhelming Dallas debut on Saturday, making 3-of-11 from the field for six points with seven rebounds, nine assists, two steals and four turnovers.

      Advice: He was a bystander as Monta had it all. Rondo's shot selection wasn't great tonight and the Mavericks might want him to dial down his mid-range jumpers if they want to remain No. 1 in offensive efficiency. The Celtics led the NBA in pace while he was there -- Dallas was 11th at the time of the trade -- while Rondo is posting career lows in several categories, so it's hard to get too excited about his fantasy value in standard leagues. He's obviously still worth owning, though. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:02 pm
    • Alec Burks hurts shoulder, stays in game Sat
      Alec Burks briefly left Saturday's game with a shoulder injury, but returned moments later to finish with 11 points, four boards and one assist in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He shot just 3-of-11 from the field, so his shoulder may have been bothering him a little bit. We will monitor Burks' status closely, but it doesn't look like he will be in danger of missing any time. We will pass along any updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:50 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Phi
    • James Harden (hamstring) double-doubles
      James Harden needed to go to the locker room in the first half due to a hamstring injury on Saturday and did return in the second quarter, finishing with 18 points, six rebounds, 14 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers during a 104-97 loss.

      Advice: He played 39 minutes and the injury didn't seem to bother him much. The Rockets are off until Monday when they'll get a much anticipated rematch against the Blazers, so Harden owners can expect him to suit up for that one. Of course there is a chance he deals with soreness. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:45 pm
    • Trevor Ariza really struggling
      Trevor Ariza made 5-of-14 from the field for 13 point with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers against the Hawks on Saturday.

      Advice: He has been struggling in his previous 10, making just 32.4 percent from the field for 14.8 points, 7.6 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.6 steals, but he is still holding decent value in fantasy because of the treys. His catch-and-shoot percentage is a far cry from last year, so maybe this is the John Wall effect. Still, Ariza is a must-start player. Also, there's no need to worry about Corey Brewer. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:37 pm
    • Gerald Henderson scores 17 in start Saturday
      Gerald Henderson scored 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting in another start on Saturday, adding two boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He was great again tonight, and while he won't normally shoot this good, these numbers are what you should generally expect from him. Lance Stephenson (hip) will be sidelined at least until Dec. 26, so owners in need of short-term value should give Henderson a look. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:10 pm
    • Nicolas Batum plays 30 minutes in a win
      Nicolas Batum looked healthy against the Pelicans on Saturday with 11 points, three rebounds, five assists and three steals in 30 minutes.

      Advice: It would have been a larger allotment of playing time, but the Blazers had this game won in the middle of the third quarter. Batum isn't quite 100 percent due to wrist and knee ailments, but he's played through plenty of issues -- an evulsion fracture to his hand last season, for example. He's a prime buy-low target. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:33 pm
    • James Harden returns after hurting hamstring
      James Harden strained his hamstring in Saturday's game vs. the Hawks, but has since returned.

      Advice: This is incredible news for the Rockets, and it looks like Harden dodged a bullet here. We will obviously monitor him closely, and we will provide updates as needed. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:49 pm
    • Nicolas Batum still active for Saturday
      Nicolas Batum, who intends on playing Saturday, was in pain and grimacing due to a sore wrist in pre-game warmups.

      Advice: He's on the active list and all signs are pointing to him playing, but either way, he'll likely be limited by his wrist and knee, so it would be wise to look in another direction in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:50 pm
    • NY-Style Pizza Guy: Isaiah Thomas scores 22
      Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points against the Knicks during a win on Saturday, making 7-of-12 from the field for 22 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He played 32 minutes and didn't turn the ball over. The Suns have a handful of big runs while Thomas is on the floor and he has now played at least 26 minutes in four of his five games since returning from injury. Thomas can fill it up with triples and free throws, which is enough to keep him owned in standard leagues despite the lower playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:59 pm
    • J.R. Smith (heel) out for Saturday's game
      J.R. Smith (heel) will not play in Saturday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Coach Derek Fisher added that he didn't think Smith would travel for Sunday's game against the Raptors, so it is clear that his heel has become a big problem for him. Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to start for the Knicks and is worth a long look in most leagues. Smith can be cut in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:36 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Rajon Rondo ready to perform for Dallas
      Rajon Rondo is eager to embrace his role in Dallas, and is looking forward to helping his teammates succeed.

      Advice: "I’m able to help guys make it easier for themselves offensively," Rondo said. "Just get the ball out of my hands quicker and let guys make plays." It will be very intriguing to see how Dallas decides to use Rondo, as they already let Monta Ellis handle the ball a lot. Regardless, Rondo is surrounded by a host of talented players, and he should be able to be a more efficient player than he was in Boston. Deploy him as usual against the Spurs on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:36 am
    • Jackson busts out of slump with 25 points
      Reggie Jackson busted out of his slump on Friday against the Lakers, scoring 25 points on 9-of-15 shooting (3-of-5 3PTs, 4-of-4 FTs) with three rebounds, five assists and one block in 36 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Yes, Kevin Durant was out and yes this came against the Lakers, but it's probably just good for Jackson to see the ball go through the hoop. It sure seems like the Thunder are going out of their way to let Jackson know what the pecking order is in OKC now that the guys are back, but tonight's output is a reminder of both his short-term value and long-term value in the event one of the Thunder's big guns gets hurt again. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:28 pm
    • X-rays negative on Beno Udrih
      X-rays were negative on Beno Udrih's right index finger.

      Advice: He was in a lot of pain and did not return. Udrih doesn't sound like he's going to miss much time, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. He was playing well, scoring 15 points with one assist and two steals in 20 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:43 pm
    • Kyle Lowry fills it up, shoots poorly
      Kyle Lowry played just 25 minutes against the Pistons on Friday during a 110-100 win with 15 points, five rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He did hit a clutch turnaround jumper to ice it, but finished making just 5-of-14 from the field. Lowry's shooting percentage hasn't dropped off too much since the loss of DeMar DeRozan, but he's getting to the line more and handing out 10 assists per night this month. He should be a No. 1 fantasy point guard all season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:02 pm
    • Jack next man up after Williams calf injury
      Jarrett Jack scored 13 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one three in Friday's loss, and he could be in line for more playing time if Deron Williams' calf injury is serious.

      Advice: Williams is probably heading for an MRI and he's not the most durable guy around, so Jack makes sense as a speculative add. Just keep in mind that he has been pretty terrible lately, but that could be a function of being a secondary player next to two guys in Williams and Joe Johnson that dominate the ball. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:18 pm
    • Mo Williams plays 25 minutes on Friday
      Mo Williams played 25 minutes in his return to the lineup on Friday with eight points, two rebounds and four assists.

      Advice: He played a little more than expected tonight, but the days of him playing 30 minutes are over. Williams should be able to put up decent steals, treys and assists, so he is still worth a look in deeper leagues. Owners in standard leagues might not want to bother because of how often he's hurt. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:53 pm
    • Gerald Henderson scores 11 in start
      Gerald Henderson scored 11 points in a start with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He started off red hot, but didn't do much in the second half. Lance Stephenson (hip) is going to miss some time, but Henderson is not a great pickup due to his lower upside. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:32 pm
    • Tony Wroten scores 19 with four treys
      Tony Wroten scored 19 points with one rebound, three assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

      Advice: He is going to stay on the bench with Alexey Shved no longer on the team. Wroten will have a higher usage rate when he's not next to Michael Carter-Williams and should have solid dimes, as well. He should have solid fantasy value in points leagues, but the shooting percentage and turnovers are huge negative for standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:15 pm
    • George Hill (knee) practices on Friday
      George Hill (knee, quad) participated during Friday's practice, and ran with the starters towards the end with C.J. Watson (sinus infection) unable to finish the session.

      Advice: Slowly but surely Hill is nearing a return. He's likely going to start out slow after being sidelined for over a month, but he offers enough upside to warrant a stash in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:45 pm
    • Mo Williams (back) will be available Friday
      Mo Williams (back) will be available to play Friday vs. Boston.

      Advice: Flip Saunders is going to limit him to 10-15 minutes tonight, so he shouldn't be viewed as a viable option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:10 pm
    • Nicolas Batum (knee) out Friday vs. the Spurs
      Nicolas Batum (wrist, knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: C.J McCollum, Dorell Wright, Allen Crabbe, and Will Barton will all step up to help fill the void with Batum sidelined, but none of these guys make for a great play in standard leagues. Portland plays again Saturday against the Pelicans, and we'll be considering Batum questionable for that one. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:32 pm
    • DeMar DeRozan (groin) not close to a return
      DeMar DeRozan (groin) is still not close to making a return.

      Advice: DeMar has been limited to shooting free throws, and he remains without an official return date. Kyle Lowry has been the main beneficiary with DeRozan sidelined, while Terrence Ross, Patrick Patterson, James Johnson, and Greivis Vasquez have all done their part to help fill the void. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:12 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 110-98 @ LAC
    • Gerald Henderson starting in place of Lance
      Gerald Henderson will start against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: Lance Stephenson (hip) did not even travel and is expected to miss time. Henderson has not been very active with the ball while with the first unit, posting a 15.5 usage rate while he's next to Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson this season. He's only worth a look in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:24 pm
    • Rajon Rondo expected to make Mavs debut Sat.
      Rajon Rondo is expected to make his Mavs debut Saturday vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: It's worth noting that the Mavs still intend to use Monta Ellis as their primary pick-and-roll ball handler, so while the spacing on the floor will change, Ellis' role will not. Rondo should be able to get some easier looks on offense with the offensive weapons that surround him, so perhaps he can improve on his current 40.5 percent shooting from the field. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:13 am
    • Mo Williams (back) a game-time decision Fri.
      Mo Williams (back) has been upgraded to a game-time decision for Friday's game vs. Boston.

      Advice: Williams got a second opinion on his back on Thursday, which confirmed that the issue he is dealing with is only muscular. However, if Williams is able to suit up, he won't be able to play much more than 12 minutes, which simply isn't enough time to contribute in a meaningful way to the stat sheet. With Ricky Rubio nearing a return, Williams can be left on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:47 am
    • Mavs 'confident' they can re-sign Rajon Rondo
      The Mavs are reportedly very "confident" that they'll be able to re-sign Rajon Rondo this offseason.

      Advice: Rondo had indicated before the trade that he'd be open to re-signing with the Mavs, so it seems to be just a formality at this point. There will be some growing pains with Rondo as he adjusts to a new system in Dallas, and it'll be interesting to see how he and Monta Ellis co-exist in the backcourt. Still, Rondo should be able to provide high assist totals while running Dallas’ high-octane offense. We recently wrote that he had a No. 129 value in standard leagues, but neglected to differentiate between 8- and 9-cat value at the time. He is the No. 77 value in 8-cat leagues and our apologies for the omission. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:39 am
    • O.J. Mayo scores 19 points in a win
      O.J. Mayo scored 19 points in just 23 minutes against the Kings on Thursday with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He started out red hot with 17 of those 19 coming in the first quarter, but cooled off with some fouling issues. Surprisingly, Mayo's worst quarter this season has been the first and he's been able to exhibit some added effort on both ends. What's more, his fouling has been his biggest issue with at least five fouls in three of his last five. He's more of a player to track in standards, but a big game could change that. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:22 pm
    • James Harden scores 21 points in a loss
      James Harden scored 21 points on 8-of-23 from the field during a 99-90 loss to the Pelicans on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Kudos to Austin Rivers for actually doing something most players can't do: Keep Harden in check. Obviously Harden is one of the biggest stat-stuffers in the NBA, leading the NBA in scoring and free throw makes with two steals per night. He did play the second half of a back-to-back, so he'll be fine. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:31 pm
    • Nicolas Batum (knee, wrist) questionable Fri
      Nicolas Batum (left knee contusion, right wrist) is questionable to play against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: This probably has to do with his bad fall from the incident with Larry Sanders on Wednesday. Batum did not miss time, but he does have a history with wrist and knee ailments. If he misses time, C.J. McCollum, Dorell Wright and Will Barton will likely pick up some minutes -- none are great fantasy plays. Batum owners will want to check back on Friday morning. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:22 pm
    • Report: Rajon Rondo traded to Mavericks
      The Celtics have agreed in principle to deal Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks in exchange for Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder and two draft picks, according to ESPN.com.

      Advice: It's certainly not a deal like the one the Jazz received for Deron Williams, the Nuggets got for Carmelo Anthony or the Magic pulled off for Dwight Howard, but there are assets here. Of course, the Celtics lost a lot of their leverage because of Rondo's poor play and ACL tear, so it's not a bad deal. As for Rondo's fantasy value, he's likely to lose some value. He is likely going to have to give up some ball-handling responsibilities, so he is likely to lose his current lead for assists per game. Rondo has only held No. 129 value on the season in standard leagues, so it's going to be awfully tough to deal him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:03 pm
    • Mo Williams seeks second opinion on back
      Mo Williams was not present during Thursday's practice as he went to get a second opinion on his ailing back, and he is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: Williams is currently on a minutes restriction with the Timberwolves, and is not worth owning in most leagues. Zach LaVine will continue to start as the only healthy point guard on the Wolves' roster, but with averages of just 10.8 points and 5.0 assists on 36.6 percent shooting from the field with the starting unit, he can only be considered an asset in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:09 pm
    • James Harden scores 41 points in OT win
      James Harden added his newest piece of evidence in his bid for MVP during a 115-111 overtime win over the Nuggets on Wednesday scoring 41 points with four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made 11-of-21 from the field and 18-of-21 from the field in 45 minutes. This line is pretty ridiculous and he became the sixth player since 1985-86 to have more than 20 attempts from the field, more than 20 attempts from the line, and at least 10 assists. The other five are Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Allen Iverson and Kenny Anderson. Harden is good. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:52 am
    • O.J. Mayo returned to action on Wednesday December 17. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:57 pm
    • Chris Paul toys with Pacers in win
      Chris Paul hit 7-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 20 points, six rebounds, nine assists and five steals in Wednesday's win over the Pacers.

      Advice: The Pacers don't have much at point guard and CP3 had his way with them tonight. The five steals were the icing on the cake and it's been nice to see Paul roaming the court injury free this season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:54 pm
    • C.J. Miles scores 17 in loss to Clippers
      C.J. Miles came off the bench to hit 6-of-14 shots and two 3-pointers for 17 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: He had 20 points and three 3-pointers on Monday night, and had a 30-point game on December 10. He appears to be over his knee injury and it would not be surprising to see him replace Solomon Hill in the starting lineup at some point in the near future. He's a streaky shooter and has trouble staying healthy, so make sure you can handle the headaches that are coming if you pick him up. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:45 pm
       
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    • Kendall Marshall might be in the rotation now
      Kendall Marshall played 17 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday with five points, three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He backed up Brandon Knight tonight and that will likely continue now that the Bucks need Jerryd Bayless to play more shooting guard. Marshall is not worth owning in most leagues, though. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:20 pm
    • O.J. Mayo plays 36 minutes on Wednesday
      O.J. Mayo made 4-of-12 from the field for 12 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals, five fouls and three turnovers in 36 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's the first time he's played 36 minutes in a non-overtime game in the past year and the Bucks losing Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) just before halftime probably had something to do with it. Mayo played 16 minutes in the first half, so the plan was probably to give him around 32 minutes. Conditioning hasn't been an issue for him and he's seen some minutes at small forward this season, so owners in standard leagues can keep him in mind. He's still not playing well enough to grab, though. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:07 pm
    • Kyle Lowry stays hot in win over Nets
      Kyle Lowry had 20 points, three rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and just two turnovers on 7-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: He's been on fire ever since DeMar DeRozan went down with a groin injury and is showing no signs of slowing down. And given Toronto's great win-loss record this season, he's also in most MVP discussions, to boot. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:53 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas scores 23 points
      Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points off the bench against the Hornets on Wednesday with three rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

      Advice: The Suns went small with Markieff Morris being ejected and the Pizza Guy closed this one out. He's dominated the ball late in games and that even continued tonight next to Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic. Thomas is worth owning in standard leagues despite the inconsistent minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:58 pm
    • Reggie Jackson sees just 20 minutes of action
      Reggie Jackson saw just 20 minutes of action on Tuesday, finishing with eight points, three assists, two boards and one steal.

      Advice: This was a tough blow for Jackson, as he expectedly hasn't been able to retain his value since the return of Russell Westbrook. Jackson still has too much upside to not be owned in standard leagues, and owners will just have to be patient with him until he adjusts better to his role off of the bench. Expect him to bounce back vs. the Warriors on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:28 pm
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