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    • Len goes empty on defensive stats vs. CHI
      Alex Len did not record a steal or block in Friday's win, but did put up seven points and eight rebounds in 21 minutes.

      Advice: Len hasn't been great lately but he was tearing it up about 3-4 weeks ago and the residue of that still has him at a mid-round value over the past month. He's still young and inconsistency isn't likely to go away from a fantasy perspective, but he's the future in Phoenix and he's bound to continuously improve as the year goes on. Don't drop him. Rotoworld.com
      32 minutes ago
    • Brooks scores 21 points off the bench
      Aaron Brooks scored 21 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 8-of-13 shots (including three treys) with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Brooks has flown under the radar and now has a month of top-100 value under his belt. During that 17-game span he has averaged 12.5 points, 2.1 threes, 2.2 boards, 2.2 assists with 1.0 combined steals and blocks. He's shooting a bit high at 44.7 percent in that span, but that's his field goal percentage for the year (41.7 percent career). His role seems tenuous and things could change, but those numbers are worthy of a pickup. Rotoworld.com
      53 minutes ago
    • Kanter plays just 19 minutes on Friday
      Enes Kanter played just 19 minutes on Friday, scoring five points on 2-of-7 shooting with 10 rebounds and as usual, no steals or blocks.

      Advice: Quin Snyder didn't seem happy with Kanter's comments downplaying how good Andrew Bogut was, and with Trevor Booker playing well the big man lost some minutes. He's going to be worth owning as a low-end asset in standard fantasy leagues in all reasonable scenarios. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:35 pm
    • Ingles posts another versatile line
      Joe Ingles scored 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, two assists and two steals in Friday's win over the Warriors.

      Advice: Ingles is showing a fantasy friendly game he didn't have overseas and has provided a sustained period of starting quality production for owners. If he's still available pick him up. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:33 pm
    • Booker posts 17 and seven off the bench
      Trevor Booker scored 17 points off the bench on Friday against the Warriors, hitting 7-of-11 shots (including two threes) with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Booker matches up pretty well against the Warriors and had himself a night. Unfortunately he's going to eat last in the Jazz frontcourt, so we'll need to see some more of this before getting behind an add. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:30 pm
    • Speights quiet in 17 minutes of action
      Marreese Speights was quiet in just 17 minutes of action on Friday, scoring five points on 1-of-7 shooting with eight rebounds and no steals or blocks.

      Advice: The Warriors struggled in general tonight and that's not going to be the norm, obviously, so owners may want to throw this game out for evaluation purposes. Speights has been a low-end big man in 12-14 team leagues this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:20 pm
    • Lee quiet in 25 minutes during loss
      David Lee managed just seven points, three rebounds, three assists and one block in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Lee started his (delayed) season off with some surprising defensive stats and that just hasn't continued. If he wants to be a popcorn number guy, he'll be relegated to deep leagues only. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:19 pm
    • Ennis scores 15 points in 32 minutes
      James Ennis scored 15 points off the bench on Friday, with four rebounds and three treys in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Ennis did not record a steal or block and he did this with Luol Deng (calf) and Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out. Of course, the Heat look like a team that could deal with injuries and/or tanking down the stretch, so owners should keep an eye on Ennis as the season goes. For now, there's still not a lot to grab onto in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:04 pm
    • Villanueva scores seson-high 20 points
      Charlie Villanueva scored a season-high 20 points off the bench on Friday, hitting six threes with five rebounds and one block in 23 minutes.

      Advice: Villanueva had a few nice games earlier in the month but has been dead quiet ever since. If he can parlay this into a few nice outings in a row we'll let you know. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:58 pm
    • Aminu on the stat sheet again on Friday
      Al-Farouq Aminu scored 10 points with seven rebounds, two assists and four steals in 29 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Aminu is coming off a solid three-steal, six-block game on Wednesday but Chandler Parsons (illness) was out tonight and we need to see Aminu do this again before getting hot on him. In particular, with Parsons in the lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:57 pm
    • Cunningham goes for eight and 12 on Friday
      Dante Cunningham scored eight points with 12 rebounds on Friday against the Clippers.

      Advice: Cunning didn't add any other stats but with the Pelicans thin at some key positions he could be worth watching as a DFS option. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:46 pm
    • Eric Gordon drops 28 and seven on the Clips
      Eric Gordon scored 28 points on 10-of-20 shooting (including five threes) with two rebounds, seven assists and one steal in Friday's win over the Clippers.

      Advice: With Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday out his touches were bound to increase and he's doing his part to give something back at the tail-end of a tumultuous contract. He's a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:45 pm
    • Ajinca performs well in fill-in duty for Brow
      Alexis Ajinca scored 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting (5-of-5 FTs) with nine rebounds and three blocks in 24 minutes on Friday with Anthony Davis (groin) out.

      Advice: Ajinca has now hit more times than he's missed recently whenever Davis has been out. Owners shouldn't completely trust him, but he's certainly worth a look as a plug-and-play option if Davis is on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:41 pm
    • Jonas Jerebko will not go overseas as a FA
      Jonas Jerebko is not even considering returning to Europe when he becomes an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season.

      Advice: "No I’m in the NBA," said Jerebko. "That’s it. I’m not even considering going overseas right now. The NBA is where I want to be. I want to stay in this league." Jerebko may be able to land another NBA contract, but as a guy that is averaging a meager 5.6 points and 3.2 rebounds on the season, he belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:38 pm
    • Marco Belinelli (groin) questionable for Sat.
      Marco Belinelli (groin) went through roughly 80 percent of Friday's practice, and he is being listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Clippers.

      Advice: Belinelli will likely be eased back into the rotation after spending the past 10 games on the sidelines, so there's not much reason to go and grab him in standard leagues. However, when Belinelli is at 100 percent, he'll likely take away some minutes from Patty Mills and Cory Joseph. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:36 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs LAC
    • Aaron Brooks ejected in double-overtime
      Aaron Brooks was ejected in double-overtime against the Lakers on Thursday, finishing with 15 points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Coach Tom Thibodeau hasn't been bashful about using two-PG lineups and Brooks has played well next to Derrick Rose. Brooks' fantasy value will take a hit once Mike Dunleavy (ankle) comes back, so he's not really a great pickup right now. Although, that could change if Derrick Rose's minor injury becomes something. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:34 pm
    • Trevor Booker had 8 & 9 in loss
      Trevor Booker had eight points and nine rebounds in 19 minutes off Utah's bench on Wednesday.

      Advice: He somehow manages to post decent numbers on most nights, despite having to battle with Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter and Rudy Gobert for minutes. He'll need one of those guys to suffer an injury before you want to think about picking him up. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:52 pm
    • Enes Kanter leads Jazz with 21-11-1
      Enes Kanter came through with 21 points, 11 rebounds and a block in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: The Jazz controlled much of this game, but fell apart late as the Clippers cruised by them for their 13th straight win over Utah. As much as Rudy Gobert continues to threaten Kanter's playing time, but big man just won't give way. Kanter is hot again, scoring 20-plus points in four of his last five games and averaging 19.6 points, 10.8 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks over that stretch. Sure, you can be mad at him for a lack of blocked shots, but the rest of his numbers are pretty impressive. Rudy Gobert was in foul trouble early and played just 10 minutes, but Kanter's strong play lately is going to make it tough for Gobert to get heavy minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:36 pm
    • Joe Ingles playing well for Jazz
      Joe Ingles made another start and had 10 points, five rebounds, seven assists, a steal and two 3-pointers on 3-of-7 shooting Wednesday.

      Advice: He had a sweet, behind-the-back pass to Enes Kanter and has been playing pretty well for the Jazz. He's not going to score much, but he is averaging 7.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.8 3-pointers in 31 minutes over his last five games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:31 pm
    • Alex Len has a boring game in win
      Alex Len had a quiet night against the Wizards on Wednesday with eight points, two rebounds and one block in 25 minutes.

      Advice: The Suns are playing great ball since Len has been named the starter and his minutes are certainly not at risk. In his previous games this month, Len averaged 8.0 points, 8.2 boards and 2.5 blocks on 61.5 percent from the field and 76.2 percent from the line. The Wizards defend frontcourt guys very well, so he gets a pass. He's a No. 2 fantasy center right now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:24 pm
    • Al-Farouq Aminu blocks career-high 6 shots
      Al-Farouq Aminu came off the bench for 10 points, seven rebounds, three steals and a career-high six blocks on 2-of-7 shooting in 29 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: The last time we blurbed him was back on Jan. 4, which should tell you how he's been playing. This was easily his best game of the season and there's no reason to pick him up, unless he starts making noise on a nightly basis. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:21 pm
    • Dante Cunningham plays 39 minutes
      Dante Cunningham played 39 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday with six points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal.

      Advice: He continues to get big minutes, but he's not really involved in the offense and he's not much of a stat filler on the other end. Cunningham is a low-end speculative add in deeper leagues with Anthony Davis (groin) getting an MRI on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:08 pm
    • Marco Belinelli (groin) will not play on Wed
      Marco Belinelli (groin) remains out for Wednesday's game vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: This will be his tenth straight game on the sidelines, and it's clear that the Spurs likely won't bring him back until he is 100 percent. Belinelli should be dropped in most leagues, while players like Patty Mills, Manu Ginobili and Cory Joseph will pick up extra minutes in the short-term. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:36 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs LAC
    • Marreese Speights struggles in fill-in start
      Marreese Speights filled in at center for Andrew Bogut (illness) on Tuesday but shot just 5-of-14 from the field in 21 minutes, scoring 10 points with eight boards and two turnovers.

      Advice: Speights' per-minute numbers are impressive offensively but he's been a borderline option over the Warriors' past 15 games, as he's averaging a mere 21 minutes in a reserve role. Bogut is day-to-day so owners shouldn't expect inflated production, but the Warriors' fantasy playoff schedule adds some incentive to keep Speights in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:39 pm
    • David Lee racks up 24 pts, seven reb, six ast
      David Lee exploded for a season-high 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting vs. the Bulls on Tuesday, adding nine rebounds and six assists in 30 minutes during the Warriors' disappointing home loss.

      Advice: Lee had a phenomenal second half but his offensive efforts weren't enough to prevent the Warriors' defeat, just their second loss in 23 games at the Oracle Arena. Andrew Bogut was a late scratch with the flu on Tuesday, so a repeat performance isn't expected, but Lee is still worth owning if you need rebounds and FG% with a trickle of across-the-board production. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:58 pm
    • Jonas Jerebko picks up DNP on Tuesday
      Jonas Jerebko picked up another DNP-CD on Tuesday against the Cavaliers.

      Advice: He has essentially been replaced in the rotation by Anthony Tolliver, and it was the second time in the last five games that he didn't play at all. If this game is any indication, it's safe to drop Jerebko in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:28 pm
    • James Ennis squanders chance w/ foul trouble
      James Ennis struggled with foul trouble all night on Tuesday, coming off the Heat bench for two points on 1-of-3 shooting without any rebounds or assists in 19 minutes.

      Advice: His playing time could have swelled with Luol Deng (calf) out and Dwyane Wade (hamstring) leaving early, but he squandered the opportunity. The Heat are currently seventh in the East with a 20-25 record, and Ennis is a dubious fantasy option as long as they're fighting for a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:19 pm
    • Ingles posts another versatile line
      Joe Ingles scored two points on 1-of-6 shooting with four rebounds, five assists and four steals over 31 minutes in Monday's loss to the Celtics.

      Advice: Ingles isn't going to score a lot but the other contributions are there for standard league owners. Give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:10 pm
    • Dante Cunningham starts, scores two points
      Dante Cunningham started Sunday's game but had only two points, two assists and two steals in 21 minutes vs. Dallas.

      Advice: He might have played more minutes for the short-handed Pelicans, but was hampered by foul trouble. Over his past five games he has point totals of two, two, one, 14 and two. He's worth keeping an eye on while starting but is best suited to the waiver wire outside of deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:35 pm
    • Aaron Brooks scores 17 points in 21 minutes
      Aaron Brooks was a lone bright spot off the Bulls bench on Sunday, scoring 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting, to go with two rebounds, four 3-pointers, one steal, and two turnovers.

      Advice: This is pretty much what you get with Brooks, some scoring, some 3-pointers, and not much else. His value will likely take a hit when Mike Dunleavy eventually returns to the lineup, but until that happens, he'll be able to post some low-end value in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:03 pm
    • Marco Belinelli (groin) will not play Sunday
      Marco Belinelli (groin) will not play against the Bucks on Sunday.

      Advice: This is his ninth straight game on the sidelines and there is still no indication on when he will return to action. Belinelli can be dropped in almost all leagues for now, while Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills and Cory Joseph will all benefit in the short-term. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:47 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs LAC
    • Joe Ingles scores career-high 16 points
      Joe Ingles scored a career-high 16 points against the Nets on Saturday with one rebound, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: The 3-pointers were also a career high. Ingles has done most of his damage in dimes, steals and treys, so he's climbing into the top-140 player conversation. With Rodney Hood (foot) out for at least a few weeks and Alec Burks (shoulder) out for the year, Ingles is worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:12 pm
    • Speights goes for 19 and six against Sacto
      Marreese Speights scored 19 points off the bench in the Warriors' 126-101 win over the Kings on Friday, hitting 8-of-13 shots with six rebounds and one block in 21 minutes.

      Advice: Speights is a solid late-round value in 9-cat leagues this season, but in 8-cat formats he's hovering at the bottom of the top-150. Still, owners know what they're going to get with him on most nights and that makes him a serviceable low-end big man in 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:04 am
    • Eric Gordon getting it done with Holiday out
      Eric Gordon scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds, five assists and one steal over 35 minutes in Friday's road win over the Wolves.

      Advice: Gordon is going to be worth having in lineups at least until Jrue Holiday returns and if Ryan Anderson misses more time with his ankle injury he could have a nice little run here. Anthony Davis added 21 and 12 with two steals and a block, and Tyreke Evans is also enjoying life without Holiday as he poured in 17 points with eight assists in an otherwise full line. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:48 pm
    • Cunningham gets small token of revenge
      Dante Cunningham returned to Minnesota where he played last season, scoring 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting with five rebounds, two steals and one block over 35 minutes in Friday's win.

      Advice: Cunningham is going to have some extra opportunity with Jrue Holiday out for a while and Ryan Anderson dealing with an ankle injury. Give him a look if you need a low-end forward. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:45 pm
    • Ajinca gets career-high five blocks
      Alexis Ajinca blocked a career-high five shots in Friday's win, and also added six points with six boards in 14 minutes.

      Advice: Ajinca was probably dropped after his mini-spurt filling in for Anthony Davis, but if you happened to hold onto him you may want to see if Ryan Anderson misses more time with his ankle injury. That said, this is Alexis Ajinca we're talking about here and owners shouldn't piddle around if there are any worthwhile free agents available. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:41 pm
    • Marco Belinelli (groin) out again vs. Lakers
      Marco Belinelli (groin) will miss his eighth consecutive game vs. the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: San Antonio is playing it safe with Belinelli, who has now missed 16 of the Spurs' first 44 games. His absence has opened up more playing time for Manu Ginobili, primarily, but Gregg Popovich's rotations are too unpredictable to rely on fellow reserve guards Cory Joseph and Patty Mills. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:47 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs LAC
    • Enes Kanter scores 23 points with 16 boards
      Enes Kanter scored 23 points against the Bucks on Thursday with 16 boards, two steals and one block in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He stepped up with Derrick Favors (personal) not in the lineup today and had a double-double in the first half. Kanter had a 24-17 line on Wednesday against the Cavs, but he was floundering before that over his previous two with averages of 5.5 points and 3.5 boards. Kanter was not a top-125 player in the previous two weeks before this game and Rudy Gobert is not going away, so Kanter's owners will want to try and sell high off this two-game outburst. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:50 pm
    • Joe Ingles scores six with seven dimes
      Joe Ingles handed out a team-high seven assists against the Bucks on Thursday with six points, two steals and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Rodney Hood (foot) is out until the All-Star break and Ingles seems to have his minutes locked down. He's a very good passer and the upside is there for him with some output in steals and treys. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:44 pm
    • Marco Belinelli (groin) out against the Bulls
      Marco Belinelli (groin) will not play against the Bulls on Thursday.

      Advice: He has been sidelined since Jan. 9, and considering this is the second time that he has seen extensive time on the sidelines due to his groin, the Spurs likely won't bring him back until he is 100 percent. Consider Belinelli day-to-day for now, and expect Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills and Cory Joseph to fill the void. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:04 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs LAC
    • Marreese Speights comes on late for Warriors
      Marreese Speights was headed for a disastrous line on Wednesday, but got hot in the final minutes and salvaged a line of nine points, two rebounds, a block and a rare 3-pointer in just eight minutes.

      Advice: He got hot in garbage time and the desperation 3-pointer was the icing on the cake. The Warriors need Speights down the stretch in order to keep Andrew Bogut healthy and rested, and Speights was just getting a rest of his own tonight. He's not a must-own or must-start player, but he's probably worth keeping around with Bogut's health always in question, as well as the Warriors' strong weekly schedule the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:59 pm
    • David Lee nearly dub-dubs in garbage time
      David Lee hit 4-of-9 shots for nine points, 10 rebounds, three steals and a block in Wednesday's easy win over the Rockets.

      Advice: He got most of his numbers in garbage time, when Draymond Green was on the bench with a huge Warriors lead. The Rockets made a comeback, but never threatened to win the game, and the simple truth is that Lee isn't really worth owning in most leagues. Having said that, congratulations are in order for his 10,000th point tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:57 pm
    • Alex Len plays just 19 minutes in win
      Alex Len played just 19 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with six points, three rebounds and zero blocks in a win over the Blazers.

      Advice: Without LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) the Blazers played a small lineup, so Len simply wasn't needed tonight. He also got some rest for his sore foot, so you can expect him to bounce back in his next game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:53 pm
    • Alexis Ajinca disappears in AD's return
      Alexis Ajinca, who came in hot, played just six minutes and had zero points and four rebounds in the return of Anthony Davis.

      Advice: Ajinca had played very well since Davis went down with a toe injury, but we knew it would be a short run. With Davis back you can safely forget about Ajinca again, at least until Davis suffers another injury. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:46 pm
    • Eric Gordon double-doubles in win
      Eric Gordon stayed hot on Wednesday with 17 points, five rebounds, 10 assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 7-of-13 shooting.

      Advice: He's healthy and on fire right now, and with Jrue Holiday expected out for the next two to four weeks, Gordon should now be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:41 pm
    • Enes Kanter goes off for 24 & 17 in start
      Enes Kanter started on Wednesday and hit 9-of-20 shots for 24 points and 17 rebounds.

      Advice: No, he doesn't block shots and yes, Rudy Gobert has been stalking him all season long, but his coach (Quin Snyder) is sticking with Kanter in the starting lineup and he's had enough big games this season to be cut some slack. Kanter was benched in the second half against the Spurs on Sunday, but it was for matchup purposes. While Rudy Gobert remains a "nice to own" player, Kanter looks like the starter for the rest of this season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:28 pm
    • Hornacek: Alex Len might have foot tendinitis
      Alex Len may have "a little tendinitis" in his foot, according to Suns coach Jeff Hornacek, but he's not expected to miss any games.

      Advice: Len's ankles have both been surgically repaired and the Suns are wary of over-working him, but for now he's not on a minute-limit. "His foot is a little sore right now," Hornacek said. "It's his first year of playing real big minutes so we kind of have to build him up ... these next seven or eight games we're going to need some pretty big minutes out of Alex." Owners can start him as usual this week, and we'll update Len's status if his sore foot becomes a real issue. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:28 pm
    • Enes Kanter will remain in starting lineup
      Coach Quin Snyder emphatically stated that Enes Kanter will remain in the starting lineup despite the impressive play of Rudy Gobert.

      Advice: It's puzzling as to why coach Synder is so adamant on sticking with Kanter, as it is become painfully obvious that the Jazz are simply a better team when Gobert is on the floor. Kanter was benched during the second half of Sunday's game, and even though he will remain the starter, Gobert will threaten his playing time every night. We will continue to monitor this situation very closely. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:49 am
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