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    • Patrick Beverley plays 46 minutes
      Patrick Beverley played 46 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday with 12 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals.

      Advice: There are some rumors of the Rockets going after Rajon Rondo, but it's fair to argue Beverley is a better fit. He's a better defender, a better shooter and doesn't need to dominate the ball -- James Harden is all they need. Beverley is worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:34 am
    • Ty Lawson dropping dimes with poor shooting
      Ty Lawson handed out 16 assists with 12 points, one steal and four turnovers in 47 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was Patrick Beverley'd tonight. Lawson's dimes are surging with at least nine in every game since Nov. 13. He isn't shooting the ball well, but his 1.5 steals per game have helped him hold some value. He should come around as a scorer and just needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:23 am
    • C.J. McCollum returns on Wednesday
      C.J. McCollum returned to action on Wednesday with three points, three assists and no turnovers in 14 minutes.

      Advice: He is not going to get too much playing time while the Blazers are healthy on the outside. McCollum is only worth owning in very deep leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:57 pm
    • Canaan makes his return to the lineup
      Isaiah Canaan returned to action on Wednesday and played seven minutes and did not score.

      Advice: He's only going to be used to spell Patrick Beverley. Canaan is not going to be worth owning in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:57 pm
    • O.J. Mayo returned to action on Wednesday December 17. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:57 pm
       
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Jamal Crawford scores 10 in win over Pacers
      Jamal Crawford hit 4-of-7 shots for 10 points, a steal and a 3-pointer in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Crawford's not nearly as reliable as he was a year ago and the strong play of J.J. Redick is a big reason why. Redick has been playing very well as the starter and had 16 points and three more 3-pointers tonight. And as long as he's playing so well, it's going to be tough for Crawford to put up big numbers on a nightly basis. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:56 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
      Yesterday, 11:54 pm
    • Damian Lillard scores 29 points vs. Bucks
      Damian Lillard made 10-of-18 from the field for 29 points with three rebounds, seven assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes during a 104-97 victory over the Bucks.

      Advice: After a brief slump, Lillard is getting hot again. Over his last four games, he's averaged 26.3 points, 5.3 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.0 triples on 48.1 percent from the field and 89.5 percent from the line. Lillard still hasn't missed a single game in his NBA career and is averaging 2.5 treys per game in his career, too. He's a No. 1 fantasy point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:49 pm
    • C.J. Watson goes for 12 & 4 in start
      C.J. Watson had 12 points, four assists and five turnovers on 3-of-9 shooting in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: CJW is likely going to continue to start until George Hill is ready to play again, so he's worth holding until we see Hill back on the floor after his knee injury. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:36 pm
       
      Injured
    • Rodney Stuckey cools off against Clippers
      Rodney Stuckey, who torched the Lakers for 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven dimes on Monday, had just 12 points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal on 6-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: The Lakers are awful against opposing guards, so tonight's line is probably a more realistic expectation from Stuckey going forward. But as long as he's starting for the Pacers, he's worth owning in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:34 pm
    • Brandon Knight scores 24 points in loss
      Brandon Knight scored a team-high 24 points during a 104-97 loss to the Blazers on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He made 10-of-19 from the field and turned the ball over four times for a usage rate of 34.0, which is Russell Westbrook territory and Knight's third highest of the season. Knight is not going to get a big increase in playing time, but his fantasy owners can expect him to take more shots. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:23 pm
    • 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
      Yesterday, 11:20 pm
    • Jerryd Bayless scores 10 in 22 minutes
      Jerryd Bayless scored 10 points with two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 22 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: He played his first two seasons in Portland, but didn't get his revenge. Bayless is likely to see a slight increase in playing time, but he's not taking many threes and is posting a low usage, so it's hard to be too excited about grabbing him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:14 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
      Yesterday, 11:07 pm
       
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • 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
      Yesterday, 10:53 pm
    • Mario Chalmers struggles in 32 minutes
      Mario Chalmers came off the bench for 11 points, one rebound, zero assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 3-of-13 shooting in 32 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Chalmers has been quiet since the return of Dwyane Wade, but Norris Cole played just 17 minutes tonight and had one point and zero assists. If Chalmers can reclaim the starting job from Cole, which could be coming, he'll be a must-own player going forward. Just hang onto him for now, if you own him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:12 pm
    • Dwyane Wade scores season-high 42 in loss
      Dwyane Wade hit 12-of-19 shots for a season-high 42 points to go along with four rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Jazz.

      Advice: The bad news is he hit just 16-of-21 free throws and committed six turnovers, but the fact he played so well in a pair of back-to-backs (while battling an illness tonight) speaks volumes. The Heat are off until Friday, so hopefully Wade is able to get some rest and will be ready to go. He had 28 on Tuesday against the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:01 pm
    • Norris Cole hits rock bottom on Wednesday
      Norris Cole started at point guard on Wednesday, but missed all four of his shots for one point and two assists in just 17 minutes.

      Advice: Shabazz Napier was also -of-4 in limited minutes, while Mario Chalmers hit just 3-of-13 shots for 11 points and zero assists. Chalmers has struggled since the return of Dwyane Wade, but the Heat could finally be ready to put him back at starting point guard given the struggles of Cole. Cole's minutes have been fine on most nights, so we could be overreacting, but simply put, Cole was awful in this one. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:57 pm
    • Trey Burke struggles in win over Heat
      Trey Burke hit just 3-of-10 shots (all 3-pointers) for nine points, one rebound, two assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Heat.

      Advice: Dante Exum came off the bench for 10 points, three assists and two 3-pointers on 4-of-5 shooting in 24 minutes, but the starting job is still clearly in the hands of Burke. He had 16 points, six boards, a block and two 3-pointers on Tuesday, and will probably bounce back in his next one. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:43 pm
    • Kemba Walker drops 27 points on Wednesday
      Kemba Walker scored 27 points against the Suns on Wednesday with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal, four 3-pointers and no turnovers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: It's his third game over his last five with seven assists, averaging 21.6 points, 3.4 boards, 6.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.2 triples in that span. Walker made just 37.0 percent from the field over his previous 10 games, so he really has to work on that in order to get going. There is still a buy-low window because chances are he won't be below 40 percent by season's end. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:23 pm
    • Goran Dragic scores 20 points in return
      Goran Dragic looked terrific in his return against the Hornets on Wednesday, scoring 20 points with three rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He missed the previous two games due to a strained back and was his aggressive self tonight. Dragic was really turning it on while Isaiah Thomas was out earlier this month and that might be due to his mentality and not because of the personnel. He should be able to flirt with top-50 value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:00 pm
    • Brandon Jennings hits 5-of-14 shots
      Brandon Jennings hit just 5-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds and seven assists in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: The Pistons are going to have trouble winning games unless they get better play out of their point guard. He had scored in single digits in seven straight games before tonight's "breakthrough," and is now averaging just 6.2 points and 6.2 assists on 29 percent shooting over his last five. Yuck. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:53 pm
    • Victor Oladipo awful against Rajon Rondo
      Victor Oladipo hit just 3-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: Oladipo has been up and down all season and has had trouble playing consistently after suffering a facial fracture early in the year. He also struggled against Rajon Rondo on both ends of the court tonight. But the talent and minutes are there, and it should only be a matter of time before he's playing much better than this on a nightly basis. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:47 pm
    • C.J. Watson will start against the Clippers
      C.J. Watson (illness) will start against the Clippers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He missed shootaround due to an illness, but it sounds like he's good to go based on the starting distinction. Watson has been inconsistent on the season, averaging 11.2 points, 4.4 assists and 1.2 triples in 25.0 minutes. He's worth owning in deeper leagues until George Hill (knee) is back. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:05 pm
       
      Injured
    • Isaiah Canaan is expected to play vs. DEN
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is expected to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

      Advice: He should get some playing time with Jason Terry (personal) out tonight. Canaan is still not going to get major minutes while Pat Beverley is around, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:05 pm
    • C.J. McCollum is active for Wednesday
      C.J. McCollum (finger) is active against the Bucks on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's unclear if he's going to play, but he won't see much playing time while the Blazers are healthy on the wing. McCollum had a nice offseason, but he won't have much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:51 pm
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) will play on Wednesday
      Dwyane Wade (illness) will play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was very ill on Tuesday and reportedly feels better heading into tonight. Wade played well through the illness, scoring 28 points in a win over the Nets. With Chris Bosh out, he's going to be very busy and should be in all lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:52 pm
    • Goran Dragic (back) will start Wednesday
      Goran Dragic (back) will start on Wednesday vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: After missing the previous two games, Dragic is back and his owners can safely activate him in their lineups. He has a favorable matchup against the Hornets, and should be in for a nice night if his back doesn't flare up on him. Gerald Green will shift back to the bench on Wednesday, while Isaiah Thomas' value takes a slight hit with this news. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:19 pm
    • C.J. Watson (illness) is questionable vs. LAC
      C.J. Watson was not at shootaround and is questionable to face the Clippers on Wednesday due to a sinus infection.

      Advice: He has been playing around 30 minutes per night before taking garbage time into account, so the Pacers would have a big hole to fill. Donald Sloan would pick up some extra playing time while Rodney Stuckey's minutes would be extremely safe. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:19 pm
       
      Injured
    • Goran Dragic (back) probable for Wednesday
      Goran Dragic (back) is probable for Wednesday's game after going through shootaround.

      Advice: He has missed the last two games after his back flared up on him during Friday's game vs. the Pistons, but he appeared to turn the corner and should be good to go Wednesday. Dragic has a favorable matchup against the reeling Hornets, and owners will want to get him active in their lineups. Gerald Green will likely shift back to the bench Wednesday and Isaiah Thomas will also see a decrease in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:22 am
    • J.J. Barea leads NBA in assist/turover ratio
      J.J. Barea moved past Chris Paul for the top spot in the assist/turnover ratio at 5.00, and finished Tuesday's game with 10 points, five assists, one board and two 3-pointers in 17 minutes.

      Advice: Barea has been solid since returning to Dallas this season, and has given them a much needed spark off of the bench. However, unless a couple of injuries strike the backcourt in Dallas, he will only be an asset in deeper leagues for owners in need of assists and 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:31 am
    • 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
    • Russell Westbrook scores 32 points Tuesday
      Russell Westbrook scored 32 points on 11-of-20 shooting in Tuesday's win vs. the Kings, adding six boards, seven assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Westbrook has had at least 20 points, five boards, and five assists over his last nine games, and has played his way into MVP consideration. He has been the best player on the Thunder this season, and is doing a fine job propelling the Thunder until Kevin Durant regains his previous form. Continue to expect big things from Westbrook as the Thunder edge closer to a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:08 pm
    • Mario Chalmers plays well off bench Tuesday
      Mario Chalmers played well in Tuesday's win against the Nets, scoring 10 points to go with seven boards, five assists and four steals in 31 minutes.

      Advice: Chalmers is tough to own when Dwyane Wade is active, but tonight was an exception. Mario was excellent on both ends of the floor and the four steals illustrates why he is so valuable in fantasy. He also shot 6-of-6 from the free throw line on the night, despite turning the ball over three times. He should be owned in all leagues, and will become a must-start player if Norris Cole goes down with an injury. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:01 pm
    • Dwyane Wade leads Heat with 28 points in win
      Dwyane Wade led the Heat to a win over the Nets on Sunday, finishing with 28 points, five boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He definitely made his owners nervous when he appeared to tweak his knee late in the game, but he stayed on the floor and was able to finish what was a great night for the Heat. Wade looked very active all night and looks determined to shoulder the load without Chris Bosh (calf) in the lineup. As you have learned by now, check back before Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz to see if Wade is active, as it wouldn't be out of the question for him to rest on the second night of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:53 pm
    • Trey Burke scores 16 points in loss Tuesday
      Trey Burke scored 16 points while adding six boards, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: He set a career-high for points in a quarter with 14 in the first, but really slowed down as the game wore on and turned the ball over five times. Burke has been better lately after a slow start to the season, but games like this are bound to happen as he continues to develop his game. However, he doesn't have any real competition for playing time and should still be considered a buy-low player. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:28 pm
    • Heat vs. Nets temporarily delayed due to leak
      The Heat and Nets game was temporarily delayed due to a leak in the roof at the Barclays Center, but the game is now expected to resume.

      Advice: In what was a bizarre series of events at the Barclays Center, it now appears that the leak in the roof has been resolved and both teams are back out on the court. There is no longer any need to worry about a cancellation and the game will go on. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:19 pm
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Tuesday
      Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Wade will draw a very favorable matchup vs. the Nets tonight, and with Chris Bosh (calf) also sidelined, he's going to be asked to carry the offensive workload. He makes for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues, despite the fact that he is sick. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:07 pm
    • C.J. McCollum (finger) practices on Tuesday
      C.J. MCCollum (finger) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and he will "most likely" be activated for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: Even if he's active, there's no guarantee that he'll leave the bench. He'll likely be eased back into the rotation, and usually only sees significant playing time during garbage-time, so he can be left on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:43 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan (ankle) questionable for Wed.
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

      Advice: With Patrick Beverley back and starting, Canaan won't see enough minutes to consistently offer much, if any, fantasy value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:34 am
    • Dwyane Wade misses Tuesday shootaround
      Dwyane Wade (illness) missed Tuesday's shootaround in advance of the Heat's game against the Nets.

      Advice: With Shabazz Napier and Danny Granger both sick and Josh McRoberts (knee) and Chris Bosh (calf) out, the Heat may enter Tuesday's game with a short bench. We'll update Wade's status prior to game time, but Mario Chalmers and Luol Deng could be looking at huge minutes against the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:20 am
    • C.J. McCollum cleared to return to practice
      C.J. McCollum (finger) has been cleared by doctors to return to practice.

      Advice: McCollum underwent a round of X-rays Monday night and must have received good news as he's been cleared to participate in full-contact practice on Tuesday. While McCollum could play some time this week, fantasy owners can feel free to leave him on waivers. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:40 am
    • Jennings plays just 24 minutes on Monday
      Brandon Jennings scored six points on 2-of-6 shooting with one rebound, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes on Monday.

      Advice: Jennings started the season in the dumps, got red hot, and is now back in the dumps. He's worth holding to see if the situation works itself out, but Jodie Meeks' return has added another ballhandler for Stan Van Gundy to spell Jennings with. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:04 am
    • Crawford struggles through poor shooting
      Jamal Crawford missed all six of his field goal attempts in Monday's blowout win, but did manage to score five points on free throws with two boards, seven assists and a steal in 27 minutes.

      Advice: Crawford has fluid in the bursa sac of his right elbow but it reportedly isn't serious, and we'll take that at face value unless this becomes a trend. He's a must-own player in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:53 pm
    • Lillard goes for 23 and six with 10 rebounds
      Damian Lillard scored 23 points on 8-of-18 shooting with a career-high 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals, one three and 6-of-6 makes from the foul line in Monday's 108-95 win over the Spurs on Monday.

      Advice: Lillard is crushing first round value and turning a nice profit for owners that picked him in the second round on draft day. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:47 pm
    • Lowry posts big line in win over Magic
      Kyle Lowry scored 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including four threes) with five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block in the Raptors' 95-82 win over the Magic on Monday.

      Advice: Lowry is more or less giving owners what they bargained for on draft day, returning mid-second round value with no signs of letting up. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:29 pm
    • Jerryd Bayless plays 26 minutes vs. Suns
      Jerryd Bayless had a nice game in his hometown vs. the Suns on Monday, scoring 11 points with four rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in a 96-94 win.

      Advice: He's played in at least 20 minutes with at least nine points in each of his last five, averaging 10.8 points, 3.4 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.8 triples. He should get a few minutes of extra playing time as the Bucks shift their wings up to the three and four spots. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:59 pm
    • Stuckey posts 20-10-7 line in blowout win
      Rodney Stuckey lit up the Lakers in Monday's 110-91 blowout win, scoring 20 points on 6-of-14 shooting with 10 rebounds and seven assists.

      Advice: Stuckey didn't hit a three or get a steal or block, but this is a very nice line to go with a pretty solid hot streak. George Hill will return at some point and knock him down a few pegs, and until then he's probably a coin flip's chance to retain low-end value in standard 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:31 pm
    • Watson scores 12 points with four assists
      C.J. Watson scored 12 points on 3-of-3 shooting (6-of-7 FTs) with zero rebounds, four assists and two steals over 23 minutes in Monday's blowout win.

      Advice: Watson's line wouldn't have had as many holes if he played the full amount, but looking forward George Hill's eventual return will steal away his upside. Tonight's minutes will probably look pretty familiar when that happens though, so he could retain low-end value in 12-16 team leagues at that point. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:26 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kemba posts 24-5-5 line in loss to Cavs
      Kemba Walker scored 24 points on 11-of-20 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds, five assists and one steal in Monday's loss to the Cavs.

      Advice: Walker has been a late early-round value over the last two weeks and Lance Stephenson being traded would probably help his cause. With top 70-75 value on the season there may some folks that undervalue an asset pointing in the right direction. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:06 pm
    • Mayo leaves game with hamstring injury
      O.J. Mayo left Monday's game with a hamstring injury and returned to start the second half.

      Advice: Now that Jabari Parker has gone down to a serious looking knee injury, his outlook has actually improved tonight. We'll be monitoring this game closely and for what it's worth Mayo has nine points, four rebounds, four turnovers and one three in 20 minutes mid-way through the third quarter. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:39 pm
       
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Goran Dragic will not play on Monday
      Goran Dragic (back) will not play against the Bucks on Monday.

      Advice: His back flared up on him on Friday and he missed Sunday, so he could miss additional time. Although, it's somewhat encouraging that the Suns ruled him out just a little over an hour before the game started. With Dragic out, expect to see more of Eric Bledsoe handling the offense. Gerald Green and Isaiah Thomas also get upticks. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:22 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan (ankle) could be back Wed.
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is expected to play on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Rockets are not really going to need him now that Pat Beverley is back. Canaan was nice as a fill-in for the Rockets, but he's not going to be a great fantasy option while Beverley is out there. He might take some minutes away from Jason Terry, though. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:00 pm
    • Dwyane Wade (sick) questionable for Nets game
      Dwyane Wade (illness) missed practice on Monday and is questionable to play against the Nets on Tuesday.

      Advice: The good news is that he did travel with the team. Players are missing games due to illnesses all over the place, but Miami is really going to need Wade with all of their injuries. Miami does play four games this week, so owners in weekly leagues can still probably plug him in there. If he's out, Mario Chalmers will benefit most while Luol Deng figures to help out. Shabazz Napier would also get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:23 am
    • CJ McCollum could return to action this week
      CJ McCollum (finger) could return to action this week.

      Advice: He won't play on Monday, but it sounds like he's got a good chance to return within the week. Fantasy owners can ignore the news since he's a non-factor. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:32 am
    • Goran Dragic's back flared up on him Friday
      Goran Dragic's back initially flared up on him on Friday against the Pistons.

      Advice: "You get cold and it's more stiff," Dragic said. "It was better (Saturday) when we did therapy. (Sunday), we didn't have practice and it is even tighter." Dragic should be considered questionable to play on Monday against the Bucks, and if he can't give it a go, look for Isaiah Thomas and Eric Bledsoe to make up for Dragic's absence, with Gerald Green collecting some extra time as well. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:48 am
    • Westbrook shooting career-high from field
      Russell Westbrook is shooting a career-high 48.9 percent from the field and a career-high 35.7 percent from behind the 3-point line.

      Advice: Westbrook has been on an absolute tear this season, and he's doing it with improved efficiency. Westbrook is averaging a ridiculous 25.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 6.8 assists to go along with 1.7 steals and 1.0 3-pointers per game. The only knock on him currently is his 4.1 turnovers per game, but considering the stats he's piling up in an average of just 29.5 minutes, none of his owners are complaining. Let Westbrook be Westbrook. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:29 am
    • Ty Lawson scores just six points in loss Sun
      Ty Lawson scored just six points on 2-of-10 shooting in Sunday's loss to the Spurs, adding 10 assists, two boards and one steal in 39 minutes.

      Advice: He suffered a left eye laceration and had to briefly leave the game, so maybe he deserves a pass for this performance. Lawson has still been playing out of his mind and as long as his ankle doesn't flare up he should continue to keep it rolling. Expect him to bounce back on Wednesday vs. the Rockets. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:57 pm
    • Russell Westbrook nearly triple-doubles Sun
      Russell Westbrook nearly triple-doubled in Sunday's win against the Suns, finishing with 28 points, eight boards, eight assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

      Advice: If this game wasn't over so quickly, he would have easily been able to notch the coveted triple-double. Instead, he was able to comfortably watch the game end from the sidelines as the Thunder destroyed the Suns. He made all 13 of his shot attempts from the free throw line and was an animal on both ends of the court all night. The Thunder are in a heated playoff race and Westbrook looks poised to put them on his back. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:41 pm
    • Norris Cole thrives in season-high 40 minutes
      Norris Cole logged a season-high 40 minutes on Sunday, finishing a loss to Chicago with 10 points, five rebounds, six assists, three steals and zero turnovers.

      Advice: He didn't make any 3-pointers but the playing time is enormously encouraging for fantasy owners who have tolerated middling value from Miami's full-time starting PG. Rookie Shabazz Napier was assigned to the D-League on Sunday, a move which could mean a sustained increase in playing time for Cole as long as Napier isn't soon recalled. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:02 pm
    • Ty Lawson returns to game on Sunday
      Ty Lawson left Sunday's game against the Spurs with a left eye laceration, but will return.

      Advice: He collided with Manu Ginobili and was clearly shaken up after the play. However, he is coming out to play in the second half and he should be fine moving forward. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:02 pm
    • Goran Dragic (back) out Sunday vs. OKC
      Goran Dragic (lower back strain) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Thunder, and Gerald Green will start in his place.

      Advice: Gerald Green, Isaiah Thomas, and Eric Bledsoe will all see an uptick in value with Dragic sidelined, and all of those guys will make for quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:08 pm
    • Brandon Jennings doesn't play in fourth
      Brandon Jennings did not play in the fourth quarter against the Kings on Saturday, finishing with three points, one rebound, eight assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He didn't play in the second quarter either. Coach Stan Van Gundy has lost faith in Jennings multiple times this season, so this isn't a surprise. His fantasy owners are not going to enjoy owning him and he's outside of the top 120 for per-game value on the season in standard leagues. He's worth owning, though. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:40 pm
    • Kemba Walker scores just 11 points in loss
      Kemba Walker scored just 11 points in a loss to Brooklyn on Saturday, adding four assists, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He shot just 3-of-11 from the field as his disappointing season continued to get worse. He did have a nice game on Friday in which he scored 28 points, but his owners have to be growing impatient. It may not be a bad idea to float some buy-low offers out there, as there is no way he can continue to be this bad moving forward. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:56 pm
    • Brandon Knight scores 22 points in a win
      Brandon Knight scored a team-high 22 points with four rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes during a 111-106 win over the Clippers on Saturday.

      Advice: He played well on both sides of the ball and turned it around from a nine-point stinker against Russell Westbrook and the Thunder on Tuesday. Knight has been the most consistent player on the Bucks and should put up nice numbers all season. Interestingly, his scoring average is down from last year, but he's increased his averages in steals, boards, dimes, 3-pointers and foul shooting percentage. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:54 pm
    • O.J. Mayo scores six in 11 minutes
      O.J. Mayo scored six points against the Clippers on Saturday with one assist and two turnovers in 11 minutes.

      Advice: It's his second game in his last four with minutes under 14 and he's made just 40 percent from the field on the year, so it's going to be awfully tough to trust him. Mayo is going to need to string together about five games in a row for fantasy owners in most leagues to consider grabbing him. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:46 pm
       
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Chris Paul has six turnovers again in loss
      Chris Paul turned the ball over six times for the second consecutive night on Saturday during a loss to the Bucks, adding 10 points, five rebounds, seven assists and one steal.

      Advice: He had just five turnovers in his first six games combined, so this recent cold spell seems like crazy talk. Perhaps the Wizards made a blueprint for CP3 on Friday night with extra ball pressure, but he'll get it figured out. Paul is still the second-best fantasy point guard behind Stephen Curry. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:24 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey grabs 14 boards, scores 14
      Rodney Stuckey grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds against the Blazers on Saturday with 14 points, two assists, one steal and two turnovers.

      Advice: It was just his third double-digit rebound game in his career, which is interesting considering tonight was his 500th game in the regular season. Stuckey's minutes have held steady lately and the team will ask him to play more at shooting guard to help with the loss of C.J. Miles. He should have some low-end value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:24 pm
    • C.J. Watson scores 23 points in 33 minutes
      C.J. Watson had his best game of the season on Saturday with 23 points, one rebound, five assists and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He made just 37.1 percent from the field this season before tonight, but buried 8-of-11 in a losing effort. His minutes have been on the rise and he should be able to keep his minutes in the mid 20s even when George Hill gets back. He's worth a look for owners need treys. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:18 pm
       
      Injured
    • J.J. Barea moves back to the bench
      J.J. Barea moved back to the bench on Saturday against the Warriors with six points, three rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

      Advice: He played 23 minutes in a start on Wednesday, so there wasn't a big difference. Barea will likely need both Jameer Nelson and Devin Harris to miss time in order to have value in even deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:51 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is out on Saturday
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) will not play in Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets.

      Advice: Patrick Beverley is healthy, so Canaan won't see big minutes upon his eventual return. We will update his status as needed, but owners can ignore him in all but the deepest of leagues. Jason Terry, Troy Daniels and Nick Johnson will all continue to see a bump in minutes, but none of them are standard league options. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:08 am
    • Wade scores season-high 29 points with flu
      Dwyane Wade played through an illness and scored a season-high 29 points in Friday's road win over the Jazz, hitting 10-of-16 shots (1-of-1 3PTs, 8-of-12 FTs) with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Wade sure didn't look sick tonight and these are the types of lines he needs to make up for his absences and somehow justify his ADP. Chris Bosh went for 22 and nine with a steal and two blocks as his excellent year continues, and Luol Deng scored 14 points with six rebounds, a steal and a three in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:33 am
    • Chalmers quiet on 1-of-7 shooting night
      Mario Chalmers hit just 1-of-7 shots (including a three) for four points, three rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: We know how Dwyane Wade essentially ruins things for Chalmers, but he has been worth owning on the whole this year and his upside when Wade goes out is worth the roster slot. At least for now. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:31 am
    • Dragic posts big 18-5-5 line in loss
      Goran Dragic scored 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds, five assists and two steals in the Suns' 105-103 home loss to the reeling Pistons on Friday.

      Advice: This was a bad loss for the Suns and for Dragic and Eric Bledsoe's (16 points, five boards, two threes, one steal, one block) owners it's bad news that Isaiah Thomas is back. We like Bledsoe to hold his value better than Dragic, so if you own Dragic this is a good time to see what you can get in return via trade. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:28 am
    • Jennings goes for eight and four
      Brandon Jennings scored just eight points on 4-of-13 shooting with four assists and one steal in Friday's win.

      Advice: Jennings is probably going to be up and down all season so owners should try to take the long view with him, which after this most recent cold streak has shoved him down to a top 100-125 level (8/9 cat). He'll probably head back to the border between mid and late round value here when he bounces back, but owners will also want to see if Jodie Meeks steals some touches from him initiating the offense. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:07 pm
    • Westbrook still on a tear with 34-6-6
      Russell Westbrook continued his tear with 34 points on 12-of-19 shooting (2-of-3 3PTs, 8-of-9 FTs), six rebounds, six assists and two steals in Friday's win over the Wolves.

      Advice: Westbrook has yet to have a game this season in which he hasn't put up 20 points, five boards and five assists. Our only concern is that he continues to jam like a madman with his still-recovering right hand and nobody in Oklahoma City has the fortitude to demand he stop for a few weeks. He's the No. 7 and 16 play in 8- and 9-cat leagues on a per-game basis, respectively. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:32 pm
    • Kemba Walker scores 28 points in a loss
      Kemba Walker scored a season-high 28 points against the Grizzlies on Friday with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 48 minutes.

      Advice: It was just his third 20-point game of the season and he also had a season high in treys tonight. Walker was in a brutal slump before tonight and didn't shoot above 40 percent in any of his previous 12 games, so he needed this one. Hopefully he can keep it going against the Nets on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:18 pm
    • Watson posts solid line in start at the point
      C.J. Watson started at point guard in Friday's loss, scoring 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Watson has been knocking off the rust for the most part since returning to action but this is a nice look for him. He's worth a hard look for a chance at solid late-round value while George Hill is out. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:54 pm
       
      Injured
    • Victor Oladipo scores 21 points vs. ATL
      Victor Oladipo made three 3-pointers and 8-of-12 from the field for 21 points against the Hawks on Friday with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He's starting to come around and has scored at least 16 points in each of his last four games. Oladipo hasn't been hitting on all cylinders on the other areas of the stat sheet with season averages of just 4.0 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.4 steal, 0.2 blocks and 1.0 triples. He still has a bit of a buy-low window, but it'll close quickly now that he's getting consistent minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:04 pm
    • Chris Paul turns the ball over six times
      Chris Paul turned the ball over six times on Friday against the Wizards with 19 points, seven rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It was a season high in turnovers and his second lowest assist total, so John Wall gets a ton of credit here. Paul flirted with a triple-double in his previous two games and he'll likely fill the stat sheet against the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:16 pm
    • Lillard, Aldridge combine for 70 points
      Damian Lillard set season-highs for scoring (35 points) and 3-pointers (seven) in Friday's loss to the Bulls, hitting 13-of-21 shots with five rebounds and six assists.

      Advice: Lillard is rocking a No. 7 ranking in 8-cat leagues after this gem and he's a top-30 play in 9-cat formats. LaMarcus Aldridge was the story early in the game with a 21-point first quarter, and he finished with 35 and nine in the loss. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:13 pm
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Friday
      Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Friday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Get him active as Wade remains a must-start guy every time he's in the lineup. He also has a favorable matchup tonight against the Jazz, and although he's sick, he's still Dwyane Wade and worthy of consideration in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:26 pm
    • C.J. Watson will start on Friday vs. Toronto
      C.J. Watson will enter the starting lineup on Friday, with Rodney Stuckey shifting over to SG, and Solomon Hill headed to the bench.

      Advice: Watson will be tasked with running the Pacers' offense, but he's a risky play in daily leagues due to his hit-or-miss nature. Stuckey could benefit by moving to his natural position of shooting guard, and he has a decent matchup vs. the Raptors tonight. Watson is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues, as George Hill is still not close to making a return. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:08 pm
       
      Injured
    • Isaiah Canaan remains out for Saturday
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) will not play against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: He was hopeful to play in this game, but the Rockets are not going to rush him back. Patrick Beverley is playing big minutes while Jason Terry, Nick Johnson and Troy Daniels are in the rotation for now, too. Canaan can be dropped just about everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:16 am
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) doubtful for Friday
      Dwyane Wade (illness) missed shootaround and is doubtful to play Friday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: If Wade can't go, expect Mario Chalmers to return to the starting lineup and see a major increase in his offensive workload. Chalmers has been solid with the starting unit, boasting averages of 17.4 points, 6.5 assists, and 1.1 three-pointers per game, and he'll make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues if Wade is indeed ruled out. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:34 am
    • Pat Beverley double-doubles, makes four 3s
      Patrick Beverley hit a clutch 3-pointer in overtime against the Kings on Thursday, finishing with 15 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: He did make just one of his four attempts from the line, but he has been rolling everywhere else. Beverley has been posting sixth-round per-game value despite playing just 30.7 minutes per game before tonight. He's shaping up to be a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:04 pm
    • Russell Westbrook scores 26 points in win
      Russell Westbrook was everywhere against the Cavs on Thursday with 26 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He is co-existing just fine with Kevin Durant and is still posting a usage rate of 35.9 in his last five games since Durant debuted, which is only a shade below where he was before. Westbrook is the only player to have a usage rate greater than 30 and an assist percentage over 40 -- he's at 37.3 and 44.6, respectively. No player in the NBA is the offensive weapon that Westbrook is and he'll have elite fantasy value as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:22 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan out for Thursday night
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is still out for Thursday against the Kings.

      Advice: The Rockets don't really need him these days with Patrick Beverley back in the starting lineup. Canaan can be dropped in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:35 pm
    • Jamal Crawford has fluid in right elbow
      Jamal Crawford said that he has fluid in his bursa sac in his right (shooting) elbow, but he will play tomorrow against the Wizards.

      Advice: Crawford seems confident that he will play, so we're not going to put him on the injury report. However, typically the remedy for fluid in the bursa sac is rest, so this will be something to monitor moving forward. If Crawford needs to sit out some games at any time, J.J. Redick and Matt Barnes would be in line for heavy minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:41 am
    • Patrick Beverley plays well in start
      Patrick Beverley started and hit just 5-of-15 shots on Wednesday, but still finished with 12 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in a loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: He kept a lid on Steph Curry tonight, who had just 20 points, and looks like the point guard to pick up right now. Beverley had 19 points and five 3-pointers on Saturday, and should be owned in all leagues. Hopefully he'll continue to look for his shot and not focus solely on ticking off the opposition. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:49 pm
    • J.J. Barea struggles in rare start for Mavs
      J.J. Barea started for Jameer Nelson (shoulder) but hit just 1-of-7 shots for two points and one assist in 23 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Rick Carlisle wanted to keep Devin Harris with the second unit, and he played very well with 20 points. Barea has actually been pretty solid off the Dallas bench, so look for him to bounce back in his next game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:00 pm
    • C.J. Watson goes for 8 & 7 in 28 minutes
      C.J. Watson hit just 1-of-7 shots for eight points, seven assists and two steals in 28 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: He came off the bench, but given how poorly some of the Pacer starters have played lately, it's not out of the question that CJW is starting soon. He'll take a hit once George Hill is back, and has been pretty inconsistent thus far, but after the Pacer starters were benched tonight, things could be changing in Indy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:59 pm
       
      Injured
    • Rodney Stuckey scores 10 in 32 minutes
      Rodney Stuckey was one of two Pacer starters to play more than 18 minutes on Wednesday (David West) and had 10 points, six assists and a steal in a season-high 32 minutes.

      Advice: Frank Vogel ran with his bench tonight, but let Stuckey play while the rest of the starters sat for much of the night. Stuckey is averaging 12.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.8 3-pointers over his last five games, and it's time to move on him, at least until George Hill is finally back in action. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:48 pm
    • Jamal Crawford bounces back after ejection
      Jamal Crawford hit 7-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 18 points, three rebounds and two assists on Wednesday, a night after he was ejected for the first time in his career.

      Advice: Crawford has been quiet lately with the emergence of J.J. Redick, who has scored in double figures in 11 straight games. Crawford is still worth owning and should play well off the Clippers bench, but it will be tough for him to put up the big numbers like he did last year as long as Redick is playing so well as the starter. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:31 pm
    • Chris Paul destroys Pacers with 17-8-15
      Chris Paul hit 7-of-16 shots for 17 points, eight rebounds, 15 assists and three steals in Wednesday's win over the Pacers.

      Advice: The Pacers really don't have a point guard to speak of and CP3 took advantage tonight. He had a season-high 16 dimes on Saturday and put a an equally dominant line tonight, although a 3-pointer or two would have been nice from one of the league's best point guards. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:25 pm
    • Pat Beverley back in the starting lineup
      Patrick Beverley will start against the Warriors on Wednesday.

      Advice: He came off the bench in his return and was terrific with 19 points. Beverley has been a top-60 player on per-game value and should be in most lineups tonight. Additionally, Stephen Curry probably won't have a monster game tonight against Bev. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:56 pm
    • Vic Oladipo scores 17 in loss to Wizards
      Victor Oladipo hit 7-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals on Wednesday.

      Advice: It feels like he's got a big game coming any day now, but still hasn't looked as good as he could have as he recovers from a facial fracture. He scored 16 on Saturday and 20 on Friday, so he's starting to round into form. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:54 pm
    • J.J. Barea getting the start on Wednesday
      J.J. Barea will start against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

      Advice: Usually the Mavericks go with Devin Harris, but they'll mix is up and strengthen their second unit. The Pelicans really struggle on the perimeter with their bench guys, so Harris could still have a big day. Barea is only an option in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:53 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is out on Wednesday
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: He won't be relevant again unless Patrick Beverley goes down with an injury, so owners should look elsewhere. Jason Terry will continue to play backup point guard for the depleted Rockets, but is only worth a look in deeper leagues. Leave Canaan on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:42 am
    • Trey Burke struggles vs. Spurs on Tuesday
      Trey Burke played 32 minutes on Tuesday but finished with only eight points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and three turnovers.

      Advice: Utah's 22-year-old point guard is slowly figuring out how to succeed on a nightly basis in the NBA -- he struggled throughout most of Tuesday's game but his ability to penetrate the lane in the fourth quarter was crucial as the Jazz held onto a narrow lead. His 36.6 percent shooting is a major drag for 8-cat and 9-cat owners, but he has enough promise to be worth holding in most 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:19 pm
    • Goran Dragic scores 16 points in loss Tuesday
      Goran Dragic scored 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Heat, adding four boards, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Fellow guard Eric Bledsoe struggled mightily on Tuesday, so it was left to the Dragon to carry the Suns, though he fell just short. Isaiah Thomas (ankle) could return as soon as Friday, so owners should expect a slight dip in production very soon. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:16 pm
    • Jerryd Bayless solid in 20 minutes vs. OKC
      Bucks guard Jerryd Bayless played one of his most complete games of the season on Tuesday, scoring 11 points with six assists and two steals in just 20 minutes of action.

      Advice: He's had a few solid games this year, including last Friday's 12-point, five-assist, two-steal performance, but his limited 3-point range and sporadic production spoil any fantasy value. Jared Dudley chipped in eight points on Tuesday while reserves Khris Middleton and Zaza Pachulia each scored seven, and the Bucks continue to have one of the league's most productive benches. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:36 pm
    • Brandon Knight held to single-digits Tuesday
      The Thunder held Brandon Knight to single-digit scoring on Tuesday, as he finished with nine points on 2-of-10 shooting, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers.

      Advice: This was Knight's second game below 10 points all year and it doesn't obscure his reliable value -- it was also encouraging to see him log 31 minutes, as he'd averaged just 25.0 over Milwaukee's past two games. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:36 pm
    • Russell Westbrook leads Thunder w/ 28 points
      Russell Westbrook had 28 points, five rebounds, seven dimes and three steals in 32 minutes during Tuesday's win vs. the visiting Bucks.

      Advice: He led the Thunder in shot attempts and has now recorded at least 21 points, five rebounds and seven assists in each of his five games this season. It's not surprising that he easily leads all NBA guards with 63 games of at least 25-5-5 over the past seven seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:32 pm
    • Reggie Jackson thrives off bench vs. Bucks
      Reggie Jackson came off OKC's bench on Tuesday for 18 points, seven rebounds, three assists and only one turnover, making 8-of-14 shots with two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He was subbed in later than usual tonight but quickly made up for lost time, and wound up with his best overall line since Russell Westbrook's return five games ago. Jackson is averaging 30.0 minutes per game as a reserve, which is more than enough to sustain a minimum of top-100 fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:30 pm
    • J.J. Barea's season-high 17 pts aren't enough
      J.J. Barea came off the Mavs' bench on Tuesday for a season-high 17 points, three 3-pointers, three rebounds and one assist in just 21 minutes.

      Advice: He shot 7-of-16 from the field and was coming off three straight games in single-digits, so skepticism is warranted. There's already too much competition in the Mavs' backcourt for Barea to hold reliable value, and Raymond Felton (ankle) has yet to step on the court. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:07 pm
    • Damian Lillard plays well despite hand splint
      Damian Lillard finished Tuesday's road victory with 14 points, five rebounds, six assists and two steals, while committing two turnovers in 35 minutes vs. the Pistons.

      Advice: Lillard made 6-of-14 field goals and doesn't seem overly bothered by the splint that protects his two injured fingers, though he admitted he's still adjusting to playing with it. Fantasy owners can simply keep him active while hoping that his hand heals quickly. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:12 pm
    • Pistons lose 13th straight, falling to 3-19
      Brandon Jennings was dreadful in 20 minutes of action on Tuesday, scoring one point on 0-of-5 FGs and 1-of-1 FTs with three rebounds and six assists.

      Advice: He's now a combined 7-of-42 from the field (16.7 percent) over the Pistons' past five games, averaging 5.2 points during that span, and fantasy owners should bench him until he gets his act together. He's been good for stretches this season and has too much upside to cut outright, though that could change if his atrocious slump continues much longer. For anyone keeping score, Detroit's 3-19 record is the worst in franchise history. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:10 pm
    • Kyle Lowry gets 16 pts, season-high 14 dimes
      Kyle Lowry scored 16 points and handed out a season-high 14 assists in Tuesday's disappointing road loss, while adding two 3-pointers, four rebounds and one steal.

      Advice: He shot just 6-of-18 from the field but also played 40 minutes without a single turnover, rounding out another terrific fantasy line in DeMar DeRozan's absence. Lowry hasn't missed a game all season and he's averaging career-highs in points (20.3) and rebounds (4.8), establishing him as one of the best fantasy PGs in the game. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:45 pm
    • C.J. McCollum cleared to shoot and dribble
      C.J. McCollum (finger) has been cleared to shoot and dribble.

      Advice: McCollum had been limited with what he could do with his right hand, so this is good news as he recovers from breaking his index finger in three places. The second-year player has been targeting a December 15 return, but won't see enough playing time to make a difference in standard fantasy leagues as he'd only been averaging 13.1 minutes per game prior to his injury. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:21 am
    • Crawford ejected for first time in career
      Jamal Crawford was ejected for the first time in his 15-year career on Monday, scoring nine points on 3-of-10 shooting (including three treys) with three assists in 19 minutes.

      Advice: The Clippers say he didn't say anything too bad but apparently the ref didn't see things that way. He's due for a big game and he's the only one that didn't get a piece of tonight's tasty box score. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:25 pm
    • Ty Lawson scores 22 with 12 dimes
      Ty Lawson scored 22 points during a 112-107 overtime loss to the Raptors on Monday, adding six rebounds, 12 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 49 minutes.

      Advice: He is dropping dimes all over the place and is just 0.4 per game behind Rajon Rondo for the league lead. We always knew Lawson was going to put up big numbers, but the concerns of his ankle make him a possible sell-high player. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:45 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey had a strong second half
      Rodney Stuckey started slow against the Hawks on Monday, finishing with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

      Advice: He's scored 15.0 points per game over his last three and he is going to stay in the starting lineup for a few weeks. George Hill (knee, quad) is not close to a return, so feel free to give Stuckey a look for some low-end value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:54 pm
    • Isaiah Canaan is still out for Wednesday
      Isaiah Canaan (ankle) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: Patrick Beverley is back and the Rockets are not going to need Canaan nearly as much. Jason Terry is still expected to get some run because the Rockets have no choice but to go small. Canaan can be cut everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:47 am
    • Damian Lillard adjusting to wearing splint
      Damian Lillard (fingers) said he's adjusting to wearing a splint/wrap on his two sprained fingers.

      Advice: "When I shoot the ball, I roll the ball off my fingertips," Lillard said. "So with the splints and it being wrapped up, I kind of couldn't feel the ball until it got to my fingertips. So it was hard to shoot a forceful shot and to shoot a shot with somebody really guarding me. It was kind of tough to gather it and get a quality shot as far as how it felt." Lillard said his fingers were fine, but the splint is awkward and he's attempting to adjust. If Lillard puts up a few more sub-standard shooting displays like the 5-of-16 on Sunday, you'll know why. "I think it's going to take a little bit of adjusting, a little bit of time," Lillard said. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:47 am
    • Rodney Stuckey says Pacers are all adjusting
      Rodney Stuckey said the Pacers are "trying to find their rhythm."

      Advice: "David (West) is missing shots that he is always capable of making. (The injured guys are still) getting their legs back underneath them, getting back into conditioning," he said. "It's going to take time but we just got to play through it. We've been doing that, we've just been falling short." The Pacers are figuring out how to play together after a myriad of injuries and changes in the offseason, so this is not an unexpected process. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:42 am
    • Patrick Beverley reports feeling 'great' now
      Patrick Beverley (hamstring) said he felt "great" in his return.

      Advice: Beverley returned in style with 19 points and five three-pointers, and he is now primed to take back the lion's share of minutes at point guard. Beverley should be rostered in every fantasy format and is one of the more underrated point guards to own. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:52 am
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