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    • Troy Daniels headed to the Wolves
      Troy Daniels has been traded to the Wolves.

      Advice: He was lighting it up int he D-League last year and also has a game-winning shot in the NBA playoffs last season, but Daniels isn't quite a lock for minutes once the team is at full strength. However, with Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Kevin Martin (wrist) out, he could get some run. Of course, he's only worth a look in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      41 minutes ago
    • Report: Corey Brewer dealt to Houston Rockets
      Corey Brewer has been traded to the Rockets.

      Advice: This has been in the works for a few days and was expected to get done today. Brewer will come off the bench to help a very thing second unit for the Rockets right now. He's a great fit in reality, but it's certainly not going to translate to solid fantasy value. Cut him in most leagues. Meanwhile, Shabazz Muhammad will get some extra minutes and is worth a look, especially in points leagues. Rotoworld.com
      48 minutes ago
    • 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
      Today, 11:13 am
    • Tyreke Evans (knee) limited at practice Fri.
      Tyreke Evans (knee) was limited to some light shooting drills during Friday's practice, and he's questionable to play Saturday vs. Portland.

      Advice: There remains some swelling in Evans knee, and he will take some anti-inflammatory medication and test his knee during shootaround Saturday morning. Austin Rivers stepped into the starting lineup on Thursday with Evans sidelined, but only managed to put up 10 points and six assists over 35 minutes of action. If Evans is unavailable, there will be more shots to go around for guys like Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson, and Anthony Davis. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:06 am
       
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose (illness) out Friday vs. Memphis
      Derrick Rose (illness) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Expect Kirk Hinrich to draw the start, Aaron Brooks to see extended minutes off the bench, and Jimmy Butler to be tasked with running the offense. The Bulls don't play again until Monday, so we'll consider Rose questionable for that one. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:21 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Tony Allen (eye) questionable Friday vs. CHI
      Tony Allen (right corneal abrasion) is questionable to play Friday vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: If Allen is forced to sit, Quincy Pondexter would likely draw another start, but he doesn't do enough statistically to be considered an option in most leagues. While Allen averages 25.8 minutes per game, he's not a large part of the offense (6.5 FGAs per game) so his absence doesn't have too much of a statistical impact on the player replacing him. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:12 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Chi
    • J.R. Smith (foot) doubtful Saturday vs. PHO
      J.R. Smith (foot) is being listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Smith has been a train wreck this season, and given his obvious struggles with grasping the triangle offense, he shouldn't be viewed as a stash candidate in standard leagues. If he's unable to go Saturday, Tim Hardaway Jr. will get all the minutes he can handle, and he'd make for a quality option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:42 am
       
      Injured
    • Pelicans waive G Gal Mekel
      The Pelicans have waived G Gal Mekel.

      Advice: He played just four games for the Pelicans to go with averages of 1.5 points and 3.3 assists over 10.9 minutes of action. He may sign on with another team, but he's never going to be anything more than a reserve, and won't be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:24 am
    • Report: Mike Miller will start at SG on Fri.
      Mike Miller will reportedly be inserted into the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Nets, sending Shawn Marion to the bench.

      Advice: This is an interesting move, and it'll be interesting to see how Miller's body holds up with the extended minutes. Miller is coming into this game with averages of 1.5 points and 2.1 rebounds over 12 minutes of action, so owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with the injury-prone veteran. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:18 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Bkn
    • Report: Stephenson no longer on trading block
      The Hornets have reportedly pulled Lance Stephenson off the trading block as none of the offers they received were enticing enough to pull the trigger on a deal.

      Advice: The Hornets believe that Stephenson's groin injury has hindered him all season, and is the main culprit to his lack of production thus far. Charlotte feels that the injury affected Stephenson's movement and conditioning, and they would like to see him at full strength before sending him away for pennies on the dollar. While Stephenson may get traded away at some point this season, it is not likely to happen any time soon. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:01 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • 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
      Today, 8:47 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Bos
    • Dwyane Wade says he's over stomach virus
      Dwyane Wade said that he's completely over his stomach virus.

      Advice: The virus really didn't limit him too much at all, as he went off for a season-high 42 points during his last outing. Wade is going to be asked to carry Miami's offense while Chris Bosh (calf) is sidelined, and he remains an excellent option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:37 am
       
      4:30 pm vs Was
    • Mike Miller will be activated Friday vs. BKN
      Mike Miller (concussion) will be activated for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Miller will likely return to a reserve role off the bench, and he can't be considered a viable option in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:33 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Bkn
    • Sergey Karasev (oblique) a game-time decision
      Sergey Karasev (oblique) has been upgraded to a game-time decision for Friday's game vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: Karasev is averaging 4.0 points and not much else this season, and it's not clear if he would replace Alan Anderson in the starting lineup if he were to play. Bojan Bogdanovic and Alan Anderson would see extended minutes if Karsev is unavailable, but none of these guys make for an attractive in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:19 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Cle
    • Lance Stephenson (hip) will not play Friday
      Lance Stephenson (hip) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the 76ers, and he's being listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: This is just a reminder to get Stephenson out of your lineups. Gerald Henderson, Gary Neal, and Michael Kidd Gilchrist will all be asked to step up with Stephenson sidelined in a favorable matchup vs. the 76ers. MKG and Neal offer the most upside, but neither is a lock for production. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:03 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • 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
      Today, 7:39 am
    • Report: 4 teams still vying for Corey Brewer
      The Rockets, Clippers, Cavaliers, and Heat are all in pursuit of a trade that would net them Corey Brewer.

      Advice: Flip Saunders is reportedly trying to get a first-rounder in exchange for Brewer, but for Brewer, none of these destinations can been seen as a positive from a fantasy perspective. It seems to be only a matter of time until he is dealt, so owners may want to try selling high. Shabazz Muhammad and Chase Budinger would be the primary beneficiaries if/when Brewer is sent elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:29 am
    • Report: Heat express interest in Stephenson
      The Heat have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Lance Stephenson.

      Advice: Add Miami to the list of suitors that currently includes Indiana, Brooklyn, and the Los Angeles Clippers. Stephenson would have the most value in a return Indiana, but right now, everything is in the very early stages and nothing is imminent. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:19 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Jimmy Butler: 'I don't want to be a star'
      Jimmy Butler stated during a recent interview that he sees himself as more of a role player than a star in the league.

      Advice: "I don’t want be a star," said Butler. "I just want to be a decent role player on a really good team." While Butler may not be ready to admit it, he's emerging as a star in the league during his fourth NBA-season. Butler is hitting career-highs in points (21.5), rebounds (5.8), and assists (3.4), while shooting 48.6 percent from the field, and 81.4 percent from the charity stripe (on 8.2 attempts per game). He’s returning early-round value, and shows no signs of slowing down. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:20 am
    • Smart (Achilles) returned to practice Thurs.
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) returned to practice on Thursday, and is questionable to play Friday vs. the Timberwolves.

      Advice: Smart removed himself from Tuesday's practice after not feeling healthy enough to continue, but his return to Thursday's practice is an encouraging sign. With Rajon Rondo now in Dallas, Smart should be owned in most leagues as he's set to be the main man at point guard in Boston. If Smart is unable to go Friday, expect Evan Turner and Jameer Nelson (if available) to see extended minutes at the point guard spot. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:37 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Min
    • Stephen Curry goes off with 34 points in win
      Stephen Curry had one of his patented explosions against the Thunder during a 114-109 win on Thursday, scoring 34 points with seven rebounds, nine assists, four steals, one block and five 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

      Advice: The Thunder came out firing with a 40-point first quarter, but Curry got it going. He did have a minor ankle scare tonight and it did not cause him to miss time. On top of the obvious treys, Curry has career highs in free throw makes, rebounds, steals, usage rate and true shooting percentage. Superstar. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:11 pm
    • Andre Roberson steps it up on Thursday
      Andre Roberson double-doubled on Thursday with 10 points, 12 boards, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

      Advice: It was his best game in a while and he was involved in the offense. Roberson scored just 3.1 points per game over his previous 10 and doesn't do much else, so leave him on the wire even with the uncertain status of Kevin Durant. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:48 pm
       
      7:30 pm @ LAL
    • Russell Westbrook scores 33 points in loss
      Russell Westbrook scored 33 points against the Warriors on Thursday on 11-of-30 from the field and 8-of-12 from the line, adding three rebounds, eight assists, two steals, six turnovers and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: It was the Russell Westbrook Show -- a great show, by the way -- in the second half as he posted a ridiculous usage rate of 46.5 to go with an assist percentage of 27.3. Westbrook is easily of the best players in the league and all of his naysayers have decided to hide out for a while. He can stuff a stat sheet like only a few others can and should be viewed as a first-round asset in standard leagues. He might be the best player for Daily Fantasy Sites this side of Anthony Davis. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:44 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo played 37 minutes
      Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) played 37 minutes against the Kings during a 108-107 win on Thursday with 11 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block on 4-of-5 from the field.

      Advice: The minutes jump off the page and the Alphabet has been freed. He should be able to get all the minutes he can handle and his offensive efficiency has taken some major steps forward, so he just needs to get his blocks and steals back. Those were two of his best assets last season, so there is certainly enough upside to own him in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:34 pm
    • Jared Dudley scores season-high 19 points
      Jared Dudley scored a season-high 19 points against the Kings on Thursday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He had season highs in field goal attempts and free throw attempts in what was obviously his best game. Dudley has barely been shooting the rock while he's been out there and only had 0.8 triples per game in his previous eight games this month. This rotation is going to be a mess, so he's not a standard league target based on this game alone. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:26 pm
    • 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
      Yesterday, 10:22 pm
    • Jerryd Bayless plays 29 minutes on Thursday
      Jerryd Bayless played 29 minutes against the Kings on Thursday with 17 points, four rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: O.J. Mayo battled some foul trouble, so Bayless picked up some of the slack. He's going to get minutes in the mid-20s while the Bucks try to figure out how to fill their minutes at the forward spots, so he might have some low-end value in standard leagues for the next couple weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:18 pm
    • Ben McLemore scores 22 points vs. Bucks
      Ben McLemore scored 22 points against the Bucks on Thursday with four rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

      Advice: The coaching change is likely going to help McLemore. Ty Corbin uses his wings more than most coaches and McLemore posting a 20-point game while DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay are active speaks volumes. He still doesn't have a big upside and his usage is going to be low, so he'd need to string together a couple games with DMC and Gay before being considered as anything but a stash. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:03 pm
    • Austin Rivers turns up the defense
      Austin Rivers played 35 minutes as the starting shooting guard on Thursday with 10 points, one rebound, six assists and two turnovers against the Rockets.

      Advice: While the stat line wasn't great, this might've been one of his best games of his career for his defense. Rivers just can't knock down jumpers and isn't a great finisher, so he's never really going to flourish even with big minutes. He's only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:41 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
      Yesterday, 9:31 pm
    • Derrick Rose not traveling with team to Memphis
      Derrick Rose (illness) is not traveling with the Bulls for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: He could travel on his own, but we would consider Rose doubtful to play. After playing 11 in a row, he's going to miss his second consecutive game. The former MVP is the most annoying player to own and his owners have probably checked for updates more than any other player. Aaron Brooks is worth a look in a sub-par matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:31 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Jimmy Butler scores a career-high 35 points
      Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 35 points against the Knicks on Thursday with five rebounds, seven assists, four steals, one block and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: While Anthony Davis is rolling, Butler is the frontrunner for Most Improved Player. He has completely turned around his offensive game while still playing major minutes and filling up the stat sheet in other areas. Butler is flirting with first round value and is not slowing down. Basically, he is for real and when fantasy opponents try to trade for him, his owners should say, "Don't touch Jimmy!" Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:22 pm
    • Not Ready: Lance Stephenson (hip) out Friday
      Lance Stephenson (hip) will not play against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: He did not travel due to his pelvic sprain and is expected to miss at least another game. With Stephenson out, Gerald Henderson, Gary Neal and Michael Kidd Gilchrist will likely pick up some minutes. Neal is likely to benefit most, especially since he closes out several games for coach Steve Clifford. Stephenson's value can't get much lower than this. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:28 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo will start on Thursday
      Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) will start against the Kings on Thursday.

      Advice: Everything must have went well in warmups and it must be nice to be a 19-year-old professional basketball player. Antetokounmpo was going off on Wednesday before his injury, so his owners should have decent expectations tonight. He should be owned in all leagues. Khris Middleton takes a hit. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:56 pm
    • Corey Brewer deal not far behind
      Corey Brewer could be traded to the Rockets before the weekend.

      Advice: He would go from a guy seeing around 30 minutes to being a backup to two high-minute guys in Trevor Ariza and James Harden. Brewer would be a great fit, but the vast majority of his offense would have to come in transition. If he's on your team and Marcus Smart is out there, it makes sense to switch them and think ahead. Shabazz Muhammad is also an option, but it better suited for points leagues. Ariza would not be affected much. Harden wouldn't either, but you knew that. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:05 pm
    • Marcus Smart poised for increase in PT
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) is poised for an increase in playing time.

      Advice: He is still a major project as a scorer. Smart has made just 27.9 percent of his jumpers overall and 33.3 percent of any shot off the dribble, so both of those are going to have to come up. Unlike Rajon Rondo, Smart can potentially make a triple per game and he's not going to shoot 33.3 percent from the line, so he has decent upside with his dimes and terrific output in steals. He's worth owning in standard leagues to see how it plays out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:00 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Min
    • Austin Rivers will start on Thursday vs. HOU
      Austin Rivers will start in place of Tyreke Evans (knee) on Thursday.

      Advice: In his two starts this season, Rivers has made a ridiculous 7.7 percent of his shots from the field, so there is nowhere to go but up. He also has a very tiny usage rate while he's out there with the first unit, but the Pelicans really need help. Rivers is worth a look as a very deep play or a punt in daily. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:13 pm
    • Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play on Thursday
      Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Rockets on Thursday.

      Advice: The Pelicans cannot stay healthy these days and they are already extremely thin on the wing. It'll likely be Austin Rivers stepping up from the bench and he should see a ton of minutes. Still, he's arguably one of the worst offensive players in the NBA, so fantasy owners shouldn't have high hopes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:12 pm
       
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose (illness) will not play on Thurs
      Derrick Rose (illness) will not play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: He was questionable for the game due to an illness and this will snap his 11-game streak of playing in games -- his longest since his ACL tear. Rose should be considered questionable for Friday against the Grizzlies. Meanwhile, Aaron Brooks is an interesting option as a plug-and-play guy. Kirk Hinrich will likely start. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:19 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • 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
      Yesterday, 3:03 pm
    • Sergey Karasev (oblique) questionable Friday
      Sergey Karasev (oblique) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Cleveland.

      Advice: Alan Anderson started the last game that Karasev was sidelined, and would likely draw another start on Friday if he's unable to go. Bojan Bogdanovic would also see increased minutes, but neither Bojan nor Anderson can be considered viable options in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:38 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Cle
    • Dallas emerging as frontrunners for Rondo
      Boston and Dallas are reportedly discussing a deal that would send Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, and a first-round draft pick to Boston in exchange for Rajon Rondo.

      Advice: That would be a nice haul for the Mavericks, and Boston's frontcourt would become even more confusing with Wright, Kelly Olynyk, Tyler Zeller, and Brandon Bass all vying for minutes. Rondo would join one of the most crowded backcourts in the NBA, and he would essentially kill the value of Jameer Nelson. If this trade goes through, it’ll be interesting to see if Rondo and Monta Ellis can co-exist. Marcus Smart will become the Celtics' starting point guard when Rondo is dealt (if another point guard doesn't come back), and he is worth stashing in all leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:26 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
      Yesterday, 2:09 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Bos
    • Report: BOS's asking price too high for SAC
      Boston's asking price for Rajon Rondo is reportedly too high for Sacramento to re-engage in talks, according to sources of Yahoo! Sports.

      Advice: There are plenty of rumors flying around right now, but if true, this news bodes well for Darren Collison whose value would take a substantial hit if Rondo ended up in Sac-town. As it stands right now, the Mavericks appear to be the frontrunners in the Rondo sweepstakes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:44 pm
    • Antetokounmpo (ankle) questionable Thursday
      Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: If Giannis isn't able to go, Khris Middleton, O.J. Mayo, and Jared Dudley would be in line for extended minutes with Middleton and Mayo offering the most upside. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:28 am
    • Report: Lakers trying to bring in Rajon Rondo
      The Lakers have reportedly offered multiple draft picks and Steve Nash for Rajon Rondo.

      Advice: The Mavs are currently the favorite to land Rondo, but the Rockets and Lakers have also thrown their names into the mix. There will be a lot of rumors flying around with regards to Rondo, but it's looking like there's a strong possibility that he is moved at some point this season, meaning Marcus Smart makes sense as a stash-candidate. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:06 am
    • Lakers offer picks and Nash for Rajon Rondo
      The Lakers have offered multiple picks and Steve Nash's expiring contract to the Celtics for Rajon Rondo, according to sources.

      Advice: By our count, the Rondo sweepstakes now includes the Mavericks, Rockets, Kings, Knicks, and Lakers bidding for the point guard's services. It's unclear what Celtics president Danny Ainge will do with his myriad of offers, but it's becoming clear that Rondo won't be wearing Celtic green for much longer. Fantasy owners would be wise to stash Marcus Smart before a trade becomes official. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:59 am
    • Tyreke Evans questionable for Thursday
      Tyreke Evans (right knee contusion) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Rockets.

      Advice: Evans is averaging 23.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 1.0 treys over his last five games, so his fantasy owners will have to keep their fingers crossed that he'll be able to play Thursday night. If Evans sits, Austin Rivers and Luke Babbitt would see increased playing time, though neither are a very attractive plug-and-play option. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:50 am
       
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose questionable for Thursday night
      Derrick Rose (illness) is questionable for Thursday night's game against the Knicks.

      Advice: Besides the fact that Rose has played in 11 consecutive games, the silver lining here is that his questionable status has nothing to do with his knees. We'll update his status as soon as we know more, but Rose looks to be headed towards a game-time decision for Thursday's game. If Rose sits against the Knicks, Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks would become viable plug-and-play options while Jimmy Butler would also see an uptick in his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:35 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Lance Stephenson doubtufl for next two games
      Lance Stephenson (pelvis) is doubtful for the Hornets' next two games with a pelvic sprain.

      Advice: The Hornets play the 76ers on Friday and the Jazz on Saturday and it looks like they'll have to do so without Stephenson. We'll update his status after Friday's shootaround, but fantasy owners can expect to see more of Gerald Henderson, Marvin Williams, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Gary Neal if Stephenson is out for the weekend. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:30 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Marcus Smart expected to practice Thursday
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) is expected to practice on Thursday and is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Timberwolves.

      Advice: Smart had to leave Tuesday's practice after aggravating his Achilles injury, but looks to be on the mend due to his practice status. While the rookie has had a rough start to the 2014-15 season, he's worth a flier for fantasy owners who have an open roster spot as trade rumors surrounding Rajon Rondo are picking up steam. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:21 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Min
    • Rajon Rondo open to re-signing with DAL/HOU
      Rajon Rondo has indicated that he is open to re-signing with Dallas or Houston if he is traded to either team.

      Advice: With Rondo set to be a free agent after the season, any team trading for him would seek assurances that he would re-sign and reports say that he would be open to doing so with the Mavericks and Rockets. While a trade to the Rockets would benefit Rondo's fantasy owners more than a deal to the Mavericks, owners with an open roster spot would be wise to take a flier on Marcus Smart. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:11 am
    • Rajon Rondo says trade rumors a way of life
      Rajon Rondo responded to recent trade speculation by saying that trade rumors have become a way of life for him.

      Advice: With reports swirling that the Celtics are shopping their star point guard, Rondo said, "[trade rumors have been] a way of life since I’ve been here. It’s just part of it." Nothing is imminent, but a rumored trade to the Mavericks would put a minor dent in Rondo's fantasy value, while owners with an extra roster spot will want to give strong consideration to taking a flier on Marcus Smart. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:45 am
    • 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
      Yesterday, 12:52 am
    • O.J. Mayo returned to action on Wednesday December 17. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:57 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
      Wednesday, 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
      Wednesday, 11:07 pm
    • Jared Dudley scores three points in start
      Jared Dudley scored three points in 27 minutes during a start against the Blazers on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, five assists and one steal.

      Advice: He committed four fouls and wasn't as involved in the offense nearly as much. Dudley's usage rate is extremely low, so he's not going to be asked to score much. His assists are fairly high for a guy with his role, but it's still not enough to move the needle enough to grab him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:51 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo's injury is not serious
      Giannis Antetokounmpo's left ankle injury is not considered serious and there is a chance he plays against the Kings on Thursday.

      Advice: This is great news. The Bucks absolutely need Antetokounmpo back with Jabari Parker (knee) out for the season. Obviously, this positive outlook could change quickly and he is very questionable to play in a late game. If he's out, Khris Middleton would start and have decent value in standard leagues. Jared Dudley would also gain value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:43 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
      Wednesday, 10:01 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Was
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) out for game
      Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Blazers.

      Advice: The Bucks are not having a good week. Jabari Parker tore his ACL on Monday and Antetokounmpo could be looking at some time on the sidelines. He was playing terrific in this game, finishing with 10 points, six rebounds and one steal in 18 minutes. Khris Middleton started the second half in his place and is worth a long look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:34 pm
    • Mavericks emerge as frontrunners for Rondo
      The Mavericks have emerged as the frontrunners for Rajon Rondo and could offer at least one first-round pick along with Brandan Wright to get him.

      Advice: The Rondo rumors are flying around from all different angles, so it's sounding like a deal could be in the works. There is nothing imminent, but Rondo owners can probably start assuming he's headed to Dallas at some point -- Jameer Nelson did not score tonight. The Kings, Knicks and Rockets are also in the mix, though. Stashing Marcus Smart is making more sense right now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:25 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo rolls left ankle
      Giannis Antetkounmpo rolled his left ankle and went to the locker room on Wednesday.

      Advice: He had an ugly ankle sprain a few weeks ago, but didn't miss time. Perhaps he just gets taped up and comes back out. We'll add updates as we receive them. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:05 pm
    • Corey Brewer back on the trade block
      Corey Brewer is back on the trade block with the Rockets and Cavs as the frontrunners to acquire him.

      Advice: The Wolves should be getting their banged-up players back soon, so they don't need Brewer quite as much. He's playing around 32 minutes per game for the Wolves right now, so the team would look to guys like Shabazz Muhammad and Chase Budinger to help out. Brewer owners should plan on him losing a ton of fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:55 pm
    • Jared Dudley starting in place of Parker
      Jared Dudley will start in place of Jabari Parker on Wednesday.

      Advice: He replaced Jabari when the injury happened, so this move is not a surprise. Dudley also played 20 minutes in the second half on Monday, so he should see a nice increase in playing time. He's worth a look in standard leagues, but there's no need to be too aggressive. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:38 pm
    • Tony Allen (eye) will not play on Wednesday
      Tony Allen (eye) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: He suffered a corneal abrasion to his right eye on Tuesday, and was forced from that game. There is no word as to how severe the issue is, but we will pass along updates as needed. The Grizzlies have yet to name who will start in his place, but Courtney Lee, Tayshaun Prince, and Vince Carter will also see their minutes increased. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:12 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Chi
    • 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
      Wednesday, 2:52 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Was
    • Marcus Smart (Achilles) out on Wednesday
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Magic.

      Advice: He pulled himself out of practice on Tuesday, so the writing was on the wall for this one. He has now missed 13 of the first 23 games this season, and can't seem to stay healthy. However, the injury is not thought to be serious, and the trade rumors about Rajon Rondo are intensifying, so Smart makes a lot of sense as a stash in deeper leagues. In the meantime, Evan Turner will see some increased minutes for the Celtics. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:39 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Min
    • Mike Miller (neck) will not play Wednesday
      Mike Miller (neck) will not play in Wednesday's game vs. Atlanta.

      Advice: He has been cleared of his concussion, but Miller is now dealing with stiffness in his neck and will sit this one out. Miller only averages 12.2 minutes per game, so his absence won't have an impact on Cleveland's rotation. Leave Miller on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:27 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Bkn
    • J.R. Smith (foot) won't play on Thursday
      J.R. Smith (foot) will not play in Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: It will be his fifth straight game out of the lineup and it is becoming pretty evident that this injury has become a real issue for him. Smith isn't worth owning in standard leagues as he has failed to succeed in the triangle offense and it is unclear when he will return to action. Tim Hardaway Jr. will play all the minutes he can handle Thursday and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:12 am
       
      Injured
    • Sergey Karasev (left oblique) out Wed
      Sergey Karasev (left oblique) will not play in Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: He is dealing with a strained left oblique and it is unclear when he will return to action. He matched his career-high of 11 points before leaving the game Tuesday, and he had started to come alive in the starting lineup for the Nets. However, owners in deepr leagues can now look elsewhere with this news, and we can expect Bojan Bogdanovic and Alan Anderson to benefit the most. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:20 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Cle
    • Mike Miller (concussion) will play Wednesday
      Mike Miller (concussion) will play on Wednesday vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: Don't get too excited, as Miller is much more valuable to the Cavaliers in real life compared to fantasy leagues. Miller has only averaged 12.2 minutes per game this season, and unless you are in a deep league and desperate for 3-pointers, you should leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:21 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Bkn
    • Tony Allen iffy for Wednesday w/ eye injury
      Tony Allen suffered a corneal abrasion in his right eye on Tuesday and is questionable to play on Wednesday against the Spurs.

      Advice: If Allen's out it's going to leave a big dent in the defensive scheme of Memphis, while Courtney Lee, Vince Carter and Tayshaun Prince would all see some extra minutes against the Spurs. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:22 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Chi
    • 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
    • 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
       
      4:30 pm vs Was
    • Steph Curry hits 1-of-10 treys as streak ends
      Stephen Curry hit just 9-of-25 shots and 1-of-10 3-pointers for 19 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals in Tuesday's loss to the Grizzlies, the Warriors first since Nov. 11.

      Advice: The Grizzlies play solid defense and the Warriors could have used Andrew Bogut, or Harrison Barnes being at 100 percent, which would have helped them keep the 16-game winning streak alive. We're not going to lie and say the Warriors are glad the streak is over, but the pressure is off and they'll no longer have to hear about it every day, which has to be viewed as a good thing. With tonight's loss the Warriors are still a league best 21-3. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:15 pm
    • Tyreke Evans scores 19 with six assists
      Tyreke Evans scored 19 points in Tuesday's win over the Jazz, adding six assists, and four boards in 33 minutes.

      Advice: After two games in a row in which he scored 31 or more points, Evans fell back down to earth in Tuesday's game. While he did fail to hit a 3-pointer or record a block or a steal, Evans has been a revelation this season and owners really don't have anything to complain about. Keep him active in all lineups, but expect a slight dip in production now that Anthony Davis is back. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:56 pm
       
      Injured
    • Tony Allen goes leaves game after hard fall
      Tony Allen left Tuesday's game after a hard fall and is questionable to return.

      Advice: It will be interesting to see if he returns to the game and we will be sure to update his status as soon as we know more. If Allen were to miss time, Tayshaun Prince and Vince Carter will see a bump in their minutes, but still won't be worth picking up in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:22 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Chi
    • Sergey Karasev (sore left side) won't return
      Sergey Karasev (sore left side) will not return to Tuesday's game vs. the Heat, finishing with 11 points, three boards, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He was seen getting looked at on the sidelines before making his way back to the locker room, and it is unclear how severe the injury is. Karasev just recently moved into the starting lineup for the Nets, and has emerged as a decent option in deeper leagues. We should know more about his status shortly, but if he misses any time Bojan Bogdanovic and Alan Anderson will both benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:03 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Cle
    • Mo Williams quiet in return from back injury
      Mo Williams returned from a back injury and hit 2-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for six points and two assists in 14 minutes on Tuesday.

      Advice: He's on a minutes limit and is being eased back in due to his fragile back, so it looks like Zach LaVine should hang onto the starting point guard job until Ricky Rubio is ready to return. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:02 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Bos
    • Corey Brewer awful in loss to Washington
      Corey Brewer hit just 2-of-7 shots for four points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Brewer really hurt his owners tonight and Shabazz Muhammad would have been a better daily play in hindsight. He's coming off two really strong games and owners should still give him consideration in starting lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:56 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
       
      4:30 pm vs Was
    • Mike Miller (concussion) expected to play Wed
      Mike Miller (concussion) passed the NBA's concussion protocol and will be active for Wednesday's game.

      Advice: This is excellent new for the Cavaliers, as Miller is one of the best pure shooters in the league. However, Miller plays limited minutes off of the bench and can be ignored outside of the deepest fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:43 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Bkn
    • J.R. Smith (foot) out Tuesday vs. Dallas
      J.R. Smith (foot) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, and his status for Thursday's game vs. Chicago remains uncertain.

      Advice: That means that Tim Hardway Jr. will get all the minutes he can handle, and he'll make for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Hardaway Jr. has gone for 18, 16, and 23 points in his last three outings while seeing his minutes in the 30s, and with Smith's status uncertain for Thursday, he makes for a decent add in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:21 pm
       
      Injured
    • 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
       
      4:30 pm vs Was
    • Mo Williams (back) expected to play Tuesday
      Mo Williams (back spasms) is expected to play limited minutes for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: Flip Saunders is hopeful he'll be able to get around 10-12 minutes from Williams tonight, and that's simply not enough time to put up numbers worth using in most leagues. Zach LaVine will likely get another start, but he'll draw a tough matchup vs. John Wall of the Wizards, and will be a risky option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:05 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Bos
    • Rumor: Rockets still targeting Corey Brewer
      The Rockets are reportedly still trying find a deal that would net them Corey Brewer, though nothing is imminent.

      Advice: The Rockets' coaching staff likes what Brewer can offer to the team, but if he did land in Houston, his value would go in the tank. However, with nothing being imminent, this is just something to note for now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:25 pm
    • Marcus Smart (Achilles) doubtful Wednesday
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) pulled himself out of Tuesday's practice, and is doubtful to face the Magic on Wednesday.

      Advice: Smart is averaging a meager 5.9 points and 1.5 assists on the season, and he's not worth owning in standard leagues. Evan Turner will get some extra run if Smart isn't able to go, but his game doesn't translate very well to fantasy. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:24 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Min
    • Mike Miller may play vs Hawks on Weds
      Mike Miller (concussion) practiced on Tuesday and head coach David Blatt is hopeful that he'll be able to play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Miller still hasn't been cleared by doctors, but has reportedly ramped up his practice sessions as of late. We'll update Miller's status prior to Wednesday's game, but he can be left on waiver wires in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:58 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Bkn
    • 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
       
      4:30 pm vs Was
    • Saunders hopeful Mo Williams will play Tues
      Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders is hopeful that Mo Williams (back) will be able to play some minutes against the Wizards on Tuesday night.

      Advice: Saunders said the team will know more about Williams' availability after warmups, but it's looking like he may get limited run on Tuesday. Zach LaVine is likely to draw another start even if Williams is able to play, but both players' fantasy value is on thin ice as Ricky Rubio (ankle) inches towards a targeted early-January return. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:10 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Bos
    • Celtics hope Marcus Smart can return Weds
      The Celtics are hopeful that Marcus Smart (achilles) will be able to return for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

      Advice: Smart is still dealing with a left achilles strain that he suffered on Friday, but could be available to suit up for the injury-depleted Celtics on Wednesday. Smart could see some extra minutes upon his return with Marcus Thornton (calf) sidelined for two weeks, but he's better off left on waiver wires for now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:53 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Min
    • Pacers owner leaving Stephenson trade to Bird
      Pacers owner Herb Simon said he would support a trade to bring Lance Stephenson back to Indianapolis, but is leaving the decision to team president Larry Bird.

      Advice: With Stephenson eligible to be traded starting Monday, the Hornets have been rumored to be looking for a trade partner and the Pacers have been the low-hanging fruit in those rumors. "I'd be OK with it but it's not up to me. Larry (Bird) has to decide if he fits," Simon said. Stephenson has struggled in his short time in Charlotte, so a trade would be good news for his fantasy owners as it can't get much worse than his 38.9 percent field goal percentage and 10.4 points per game. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:33 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • 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
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo could see role change
      Giannis Antetokounmpo had a sub-par showing against the Suns on Monday with six points, eight rebounds and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He played a little out of position tonight and he'll likely have to play some power forward with Jabari Parker (knee) going down. Antetokounmpo has been keeping his fouls down and his shot selection is much better, so he should see a slight uptick in overall production while Parker is out. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:47 pm
    • Jared Dudley plays 31 minutes as fill in
      Jared Dudley replaced Jabari Parker (knee) after his knee injury on Monday, finishing with 10 points, two rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: Coach Jason Kidd hasn't been playing Dudley too much with just 18.9 minutes per game on the season, but it's fair to think he'll get his playing time to around 26-28 minutes per game. He'll have a chance to make 1.5 treys per game, which puts him on the radar in standard leagues. Unless you hate the guy on the end of your bench, it's probably better to wait and see how things go on Wednesday against the Blazers. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:39 pm
    • Jimmy Butler scores 22 points on Monday
      Jimmy Butler scored 22 points against the Hawks during a 93-86 loss on Monday with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He only attempted 10.3 shots per game in his previous three outings, so this game was very encouraging. Butler did have a nice little buy-low window before tonight, but that's probably closed now. He should be a top-40 player the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:52 pm
    • Derrick Rose struggles with his shot
      Derrick Rose made 6-of-17 from the field for 14 points with five rebounds, eight assists, one block and six turnovers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Coach Tom Thibodeau wanted Rose to be aggressive, but he had six mid-range attempts tonight and was careless with the ball. Poor game aside, it's nice to see Rose on the court for 11 consecutive games, so his fantasy owners should have some confidence in him on a nightly basis. Rose hasn't been in the top 150 for standard leagues per-game fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:31 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Stephenson scores eight points on Monday
      Lance Stephenson scored eight points on 4-of-12 shooting with two rebounds, four assists and two steals in 25 minutes on Monday.

      Advice: Stephenson's two steals make this line a lot better than what we see on most nights, but the real issue here is where he'll be traded and what that will do to his value. It can't get much worse than it is in Charlotte, making him a buy low guy with a bigger name than fantasy game due to all of his deficiencies in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:35 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • 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
    • Jimmy Butler is fine for Monday night
      Jimmy Butler is a full go for Monday night against the Hawks.

      Advice: He played through an illness on Sunday. Butler is not expected to be limited and should see his normal playing time. His numbers have come back to Earth since the return of Derrick Rose, but he's still a must-start play this week. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:08 pm
    • Mike Miller hopeful to play on Wednesday
      Mike Miller (concussion) is hopeful to play on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is going to go through a practice on Tuesday to complete his concussion protocol. With Miller out tonight, Shawn Marion and Matthew Dellavedova should pick up a few extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:53 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Bkn
    • Mo Williams may have minutes cap upon return
      Mo Williams (back) returned to practice on Monday.

      Advice: That bodes well for him playing on Tuesday against the Wizards. If he does return, coach Flip Saunders suggested Williams may play 10-12 minutes. He's not going to be a fantasy option this week and it's going to be tough to own him with Ricky Rubio eventually coming back. Zach LaVine is a low-end play with three games this week. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:41 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Bos
    • 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
       
      4:30 pm vs Was
    • J.R. Smith (plantar fasciitis) skips practice
      J.R. Smith (foot) did not practice on Monday.

      Advice: Smith was announced as a starter on Sunday, but then he was ruled out just moments before tipoff. Considering he's dealing with a plantar fascia tear, it's going to be an issue of pain tolerance for Smith that will determine his availability moving forward. With Iman Shumpert (shoulder) already out, Tim Hardaway Jr. could soon find himself playing big minutes after logging 30-plus in each of his last two. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:45 am
       
      Injured
    • Pacers have had talks to reacquire Stephenson
      The Indianapolis Star confirmed the Pacers have had talks to reacquire Lance Stephenson.

      Advice: However, there's nothing to suggest the two teams are in active discussions or anything is close. A reunion between Stephenson and the Pacers makes sense on a number of levels, but it's not going to be easy for the dream to become a reality. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:43 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Thibodeau wants Rose to be aggressive in 4th
      Tom Thibodeau wants Derrick Rose to be more aggressive in the fourth quarter.

      Advice: "Just put it in my mind: It’s still the fourth quarter no matter what the score is I still have to be myself in the fourth quarter," said Rose. "Thibs always tells me I should be more aggressive in the fourth no matter what the score of the game is. Just getting those reps; shooting mid range, getting my floater game together." Rose added that he wasn't mentally prepared for his previous comeback, but this time around "it's totally different. I'm at peace with myself." Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:58 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Jimmy Butler played through the flu on Sunday
      Jimmy Butler (illness) played through the flu in Sunday's win over the Heat.

      Advice: Butler had 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block in 36.5 minutes, so Butler's performance looks even better with this news. "Can’t say enough about Jimmy," said Thibodeau. "Wasn’t feeling well; don’t hear boo. Just go out and do the job." Butler should be able to stay on the floor if he played through it Sunday, but owners will want to keep a close eye on his status for Monday's game against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:54 am
    • Miller in fourth phase of concussion protocol
      Mike Miller (head) is in the fourth stage of the NBA's concussion protocol.

      Advice: There are five total stages. "Tomorrow we’ll evaluate his response to that and where to go from there," David Blatt said. "We’re staying true to the process." Miller will not play on Monday, but he could return as soon as Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:42 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Bkn
    • 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
    • Corey Brewer sets career high w/ nine assists
      Corey Brewer scored 10 points and set a new career high with nine assists vs. the Lakers on Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, six rebounds and two steals in just 32 minutes.

      Advice: The Lakers' porous defense deserves some credit for Brewer's assist total, and he's been handling the ball far more than usual with Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Mo Williams (back) both on the sidelines. Brewer is essentially a steals specialist with enough upside to merit ownership in 12-team leagues, especially while Kevin Martin is on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:56 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
    • Tyreke Evans pours in 34 points in OT defeat
      Tyreke Evans followed up Friday's 31-point, 10-assist outburst with 34 points vs. the Warriors on Sunday, making 13-of-25 field goals and 6-of-9 free throws in a tough home loss.

      Advice: Evans added two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks before fouling out after 41 minutes of action. His field goal percentage has turned around over the past eight games, during which he's averaged 18.6 points on 48.6 percent shooting, up from his 41.8 percent average through Dec. 1. The potential return of Eric Gordon (shoulder) in a few weeks could bump Evans back to SF, where he could struggle again, but for now his owners should be grateful for his efficient production. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:28 pm
       
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose quiet w/ 14 points vs. Miami
      Derrick Rose couldn't build on his momentum from Friday's 31-point outburst, finishing Sunday's road win with 14 points and three assists in 27 minutes.

      Advice: Tom Thibodeau continues to be conservative with his starting PG's playing time, which makes perfect sense, and fantasy owners should still be ecstatic about Rose's averages over the past three games -- 22.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. His utter lack of defensive stats takes a big chunk out of his value in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues, where he's only a top-100 value so far this year (on a per-game basis). Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:56 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • J.R. Smith (heel) now out for Sunday's game
      J.R. Smith (heel) is now out for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: He was announced as a starter prior to the game but has now been officially ruled out. This is a tough blow for his owners as he could have been looking at a decent increase in minutes with Iman Shumpert (shoulder) on the sidelines. Tim Hardaway Jr. will be the biggest beneficiary of this news, and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:04 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mo Williams (back) out Sunday vs. Lakers
      Mo Williams (back spasms) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: Zach LaVine will draw another start in a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers, and it's worth noting he put up a career-high 28 points during his last outing against LA. He makes for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:36 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Bos
    • J.R. Smith (heel) will start Sunday vs. TOR
      J.R. Smith (heel) will replace Iman Shumpert (out, shoulder) in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: Smith has been very hit-or-miss this season, so he makes for a risky option in daily leagues. Tim Hardaway Jr. loses some luster with Smith returning to the lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:59 pm
       
      Injured
    • Report: Hornets shopping Lance Stephenson
      Lance Stephenson will become trade-eligible on Monday, and the Hornets are reportedly looking for a trade partner.

      Advice: Charlotte and Indiana have had preliminary discussions regarding Stephenson, but the talks haven't gone far, according to sources. So far, Charlotte has been unwilling to include a first-round draft pick in order to unload Stephenson, which has been a hindrance to any deal involving Lance. The Nets and Clippers have also reportedly begun looking into Stephenson, but have yet to express serious interest. Stephenson would see a major uptick in value if he returned to Indiana, but as it stands right now, nothing is imminent. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:54 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Mo Williams (back) questionable for Sunday
      Mo Williams (back spasms) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: Williams was limited during Saturday's practice, and if he's unable to go on Sunday, Zach LaVine will draw another start in a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:58 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Bos
    • Mike Miller (concussion) out for Monday
      Mike Miller (concussion) is out for Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: He was able to do a little in practice on Sunday but is still not cleared for game action. There is a chance he could be available for Wednesday's game, but there is no reason for standard league owners to look his way. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:17 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Bkn
    • Mike Miller (concussion) seen practicing Sun
      Mike Miller (concussion) was seen practicing on Sunday.

      Advice: He is still not expected to be cleared until Monday, but it is good to see him in the final stages of the concussion protocol. Unless you are a deep league owner in desperate need of 3-pointers, you can leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:21 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Bkn
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo keeps improving game
      Giannis Antetokounmpo keeps improving his game, and has shown off a new ability to consistently get to the free throw line.

      Advice: "He's learning how to play without having to score the ball, say shooting threes or shooting jump shots," coach Jason Kidd said. "He can live at the free-throw line. Some of the top players in this league, that's what they do." The Greek Freak has already attempted 98 free throws this season, after attempting 202 all of last season. He is only going to get better as the season progresses and his ridiculous upside makes him worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:05 am
    • Marcus Smart (Achilles) out for Monday's game
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) is listed as out for Monday's game vs. the 76ers, and is not travelling with the team.

      Advice: He reportedly has a chance to play on Wednesday and should practice on Tuesday, so the injury isn't thought to be too serious. However, Smart isn't a big part of the rotation and would need an injury or trade of Rajon Rondo to be relevant in standard leagues. Leave Smart on the waiver wire for now. Evan Turner should receive a few extra minutes with this news. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:36 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Min
    • Ben McLemore hits a couple late treys
      Ben McLemore hit a couple late triples to salvage his stat line on Saturday, finishing with 14 points, six rebounds, one assist, one block and four 3-pointers on 5-of-14 from the field.

      Advice: The good news is that he attempted a lot of shots, but it's fair to say he's been a bit of a disappointment while the Kings asked him to step up. McLemore's usage was very low earlier this season while the Kings were healthy, so it's going to be tough to count on him in standard leagues. He's a decent stash, though. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:27 pm
    • James Harden drops third trip-dub of career
      James Harden logged the third triple-double of his career on Saturday with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He did make just 7-of-20 from the field, which dropped his season shooting to just 41.7 percent. On the other hand, he's made 89.1 percent of his 9.6 free throws per game, which boost his true shooting percentage to 57.8 percent. Harden is the third-best player in fantasy leagues despite his poor shooting and turnovers. He's a monster everywhere else, though. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:11 pm
    • Lance Stephenson struggles again on Saturday
      Lance Stephenson struggled again on Saturday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-13 shooting while adding two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

      Advice: He has quickly lost the trust of his head coach, and you can tell it is impacting his confidence. The trade rumors also might have caused some distractions for him, but at this point a trade may not be a bad thing for his value. Stephenson is still a must-own player for his upside, but owners should pull a Steve Clifford and bench him until he turns it around. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:04 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • 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
    • Sergey Karasev struggles in start on Saturday
      Sergey Karasev started again for Brooklyn on Saturday, but struggled mightily by scoring just three points to go with one assist, one board, one steal and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He had a decent game on Friday against the 76ers in which he scored 11 points in 28 minutes, but he disappeared against the Hornets and couldn't get anything going. However, as long as he is starting he will be worth monitoring in deeper leagues, but he is still a long ways away from standard league consideration. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:43 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Cle
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo has a nice night
      Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 points against the Clippers on Saturday with five rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and four turnovers.

      Advice: His scoring is coming around with at least 14 points in four straight and he does have 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks in that span, too. Antetokounmpo is shooting the ball well this season at 49.3 percent from the field and his improved shot selection has been a common thread all year. He's clearly trending up. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:41 pm
    • Steph Curry scores 29, GSW wins 15th in a row
      Stephen Curry scored a game-high 29 points against the Mavericks during a 105-98 win on Saturday, adding three rebounds, eight assists, two steals, three 3-pointers and one turnover.

      Advice: This game wasn't that close and the Warriors put up a ridiculously efficient 39 points in the first quarter. They actually missed a ton of wide-open triples today, but had a slew of easy buckets around the rim due to great passing. Curry is unstoppable and is going to be great for a very long time. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:12 pm
    • J.R. Smith day-to-day w/ plantar fascia tear
      J.R. Smith was diagnosed with a small tear of his plantar fascia and is questionable to play on Sunday.

      Advice: It sounds like a minor injury, but the Knicks aren't going to be in any rush to bring him back. Smith doesn't have a history of plantar fascia issues, though. While he's out, Tim Hardaway Jr. will get some extra shots to play with. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:34 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mo Williams (back) limited in practice
      Mo Williams (back) was limited in practice on Saturday and is questionable to play on Sunday.

      Advice: The Wolves learned their lesson on Williams and playing him too much, so we still think he'll sit out against the Lakers. Zach LaVine should get another start against the Lakers, which is promising considering he had a career-high 28 points against them earlier this season. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:14 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Bos
    • 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
       
      4:30 pm vs Was
    • Tyreke Takeover: Evans drops 31 points in win
      Tyreke Evans took over against the Cavs on Friday with 31 points, two rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers on 13-of-24 from the field.

      Advice: He attempted six shots from deep and the other 18 shots came from within six feet, which has been his calling card for the past two seasons. Evans bounced back nicely from arguably his worst game of the season on Wednesday and he'll look to keep it going on Sunday against the red-hot Warriors. If Anthony Davis (chest) needs to miss time, Evans should be a beast. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:19 pm
       
      Injured
    • Brewer hands out eight assists on Friday
      Corey Brewer scored six points on 3-of-8 shooting with five rebounds, eight assists, four steals, one block and six turnovers in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Brewer's production may be a little funky from night to night but he's a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:34 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
    • Sergey Karasev plays well on Friday
      Sergey Karasev played well against the 76ers on Friday during a start with 11 points, two rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

      Advice: He's outplaying Bojan Bogdanovic right now and is taking his minutes. Karasev still has a lot of work to do in order to climb into the conversation in standard leagues and is only on the radar in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:32 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Cle
    • Rose scores season-high 31 points in win
      Derrick Rose scored a season-high 31 points on 14-of-24 shooting with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in the Bulls' 115-106 win over the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: Rose has been a mess this season and averaging just 0.6 combined steals and blocks on the year he's returning just top 90-150 value (8/9 cat) in standard leagues. On a deep team, he's not getting the volume necessary to float his poor peripherals, and if you want to get out from under his risk this is probably a good time. As an aside, he'll probably lift those valuations a bit as long as he stays relatively healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:01 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Marcus Smart (Achilles) out for game
      Marcus Smart suffered a left Achilles strain on Friday and will not return.

      Advice: Not good. He was on the exercise bike for a minute and went to the locker room under his own power. Smart had a bad ankle sprain last month and he looks like he's going to miss time with this issue. Marcus Thornton and Evan Turner are going to get even more playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:18 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Min
    • 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
       
      4:30 pm vs Was
    • Mo Williams (back spasms) out Friday vs. OKC
      Mo Williams (back spasms) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Thunder.

      Advice: Zach LaVine will draw another start with Williams sidelined, but he'll have a tough matchup tonight against Russell Westbrook of the Thunder. LaVine has been very hit-or-miss this season, and while he'll have plenty of opportunity as the only healthy point guard on the roster, he's a risky play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:54 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Bos
    • Karasev still starting on Friday night
      The Nets will start Deron Williams, Sergey Karasev, Joe Johnson, Kevin Garnett and Mason Plumlee against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: Karasev has passed Bojan Bogdanovic on the depth chart for now and it could stick unless Bogdanovic turns it around. Of course, this news only concerns owners in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:44 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Cle
    • J.R. Smith out with a sore left heel vs. BOS
      J.R. Smith (heel) will not play against the Celtics on Friday.

      Advice: It will be his second game out of the lineup, but X-rays were negative. He's said that his heel is improving, but he's scheduled to get an MRI to make sure nothing is serious. Smith has his lowest true shooting percentage since his rookie season and has looked lost in the triangle offense. With him out, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Iman Shumpert figure to get a bump in minutes and shots. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:01 pm
       
      Injured
    • J.R. Smith (heel) doubtful Friday vs. Boston
      Head coach Derek Fisher said that J.R. Smith (index finger, left heel) has a better chance at playing than Carmelo Anthony, but remains doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: With both Anthony and Smith being considered doubtful for Friday's game, it's looking like Amare Stoudemire, Iman Shumpert, and Tim Hardaway Jr. will have their hands full. Stoudemire and Hardaway look like quality daily league plays, while Shumpert comes with a bit more risk as he's been slumping lately. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:28 am
       
      Injured
    • What back injury? James Harden scores 44
      James Harden put the Rockets on his back during a 113-109 overtime win against the Kings on Thursday, scoring a season-high 44 points with four rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He made 14-of-32 from the field and 13-of-15 from the line and had the ball in his hands throughout the night in 48 minutes. Harden is leading the NBA in scoring at 26.4 points per game while also posting averages of 6.2 boards, 6.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 triples. He's a stat factory and his shooting percentage is starting to come around, too. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:16 pm
    • Ben McLemore scores 21 points vs. Rockets
      Ben McLemore scored 21 points against the Rockets on Thursday with two rebounds, two assist and two 3-pointers in 46 minutes.

      Advice: It's his third 20-point game of the season and he's been up and down in a big way. McLemore saw his playing time dip to just 22.3 minutes per game in his three previous games, so 46 minutes tonight came as a surprise. He's more of a player to stash and his owners can probably expect him to improve as the year goes on. He's put up No. 117 value in standard leagues over the previous two weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:41 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
    • J.R. Smith (heel) questionable for Friday
      J.R. Smith (left heel) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Boston.

      Advice: Smith had x-rays taken on his ailing left heel after Wednesday's game (which he did not play), but they came back negative. With both Carmelo Anthony (knee) and Smith being listed as questionable for Friday, Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. could be in line for heavy minutes. Amare Stoudemire would also likely handle a lot of the responsibilities on the offensive end. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:58 pm
       
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose says he's finally feeling great
      Derrick Rose said he's feeling great both mentally and physically after Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: That might be the best news Rose's fans and fantasy owners have heard in two years. "I just feel great. My body is healthy. My mind is good. My spirit is good," Rose said. "Just trying to keep it going and know that when I have bad games like last game, they're going to happen." Rose has the potential to be a top fantasy player, but his owners may want to investigate selling high now that he's coming off a strong performance after playing eight consecutive games. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:38 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Corey Brewer struggling with Wolves' rebuild
      Corey Brewer admitted that it's not easy playing on a rebuilding team like the Timberwolves.

      Advice: Brewer has been a stabilizing veteran presence on the injury-riddled Timberwolves, but he admitted on Wednesday that is hasn't been easy. "It’s tough for me, I’m not going to lie," Brewer said. "When I came back here, I wasn’t expecting this, to rebuild again. It comes with the territory. It’s business." The veteran is averaging 11.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 3.0 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 0.6 three-pointers over his last five games and is a must-start fantasy option while Kevin Martin is out. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:30 am
    • James Harden scores 34 in loss to Dubs
      James Harden played through a back injury and had 34 points, eight rebounds, four assists, four steals and three 3-pointers on 14-of-27 shooting, but the Rockets fell to the Warriors.

      Advice: He outshined Stephen Curry (20-7-7) and Klay Thompson (21-4-4) tonight, but the Warriors got the last laugh with their 14th straight game and now sit at a ridiculous 19-2 on the season. The Rockets were 7-1 over their last eight games and were in this game until the end, but weren't able to win it in the end. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:45 pm
    • Tyreke Evans crashes back to earth
      Tyreke Evans, coming off his best game of the season, hit just 4-of-11 shots for eight points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block on Wednesday.

      Advice: It was going to be tough for him to duplicate Tuesday's 27-point effort and he didn't even come close. Look for him to bounce back on Friday against LeBron James and company. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:43 pm
       
      Injured
    • Corey Brewer goes off in win over Blazers
      Corey Brewer torched the Blazers for 19 points, eight rebounds, five assists, five steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-11 shooting on Wednesday.

      Advice: He hit 10-of-10 free throws in his best game of the season and is averaging 11.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 3.0 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.6 3-pointers over his last five games. He's also had five steals in each of his last two, and along with Andrew Wiggins, is nearly a must-start for as long as Kevin Martin is out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:26 pm
    • Derrick Rose scores 23 in easy win for Bulls
      Derrick Rose hit 8-of-15 shots for 23 points, four rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: Rose hit just 2-of-11 shots for nine points in his previous game on Saturday, but has been playing well outside of that one. He's played in eight straight games and with a day off before Friday's game against the Blazers, he's looking to make it nine straight. If he can somehow stay healthy the rest of the way, the early headaches will have been worth it. However, selling him off before the next string of missed games happens is probably the smart plan of action. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:59 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Sergey Karasev draws start, struggles
      Sergey Karasev started at small forward for the Nets on Wednesday but hit just 3-of-8 shots for six points, six rebounds and a steal in 31 minutes.

      Advice: He was 0-of-3 from downtown and had played a total of 35 minutes on the season coming in. He did score 11 on Monday, so just put him on your radar in case they stick with him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:38 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Cle
    • Marcus Smart cools off on Monday night
      Marcus Smart did not score in 12 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday, adding two rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: He put up 23 points on Monday for the best game of his career, but coach Brad Stevens didn't unleash him tonight. Smart is likely going to only see minutes in the teens most nights, so he can be left on the waiver wire while the Celtics are healthy in the backcourt. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:48 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Min
    • Sergey Karasev will start on Wednesday night
      Sergey Karasev will start against the Bulls on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's unclear if the owner had an influence on the Russian starting tonight. Karasev has been on the court for just 35 minutes on the year, but he had a nice 11-point game on Monday. He'll need to stay hot to remain in the lineup, but he's not a fantasy option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:58 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Cle
    • Rockets: James Harden (back) will play vs GSW
      James Harden (back) will play against the Warriors on Wednesday.

      Advice: This report comes from the team and Harden has said he's playing tonight, as well. The Rockets play the late game, so it couldn't hurt to check back later tonight to make sure everything is still good to go. Harden is going to be extremely busy tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:07 pm
    • James Harden goes through shootaround
      James Harden (back) went through shootaround on Wednesday and is likely a game-time decision against the Warriors.

      Advice: He did add that he thinks he is good to go. Harden played through his back spasms on Saturday, so the few days off look to have helped him. He could still miss this game with the late start time, so his owners will have to check back. If he's out, it'll be a collective effort from Patrick Beverley, Jason Terry and maybe even Nick Johnson helping out at the guard spots. Again, it sounds like he will play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:34 am
    • 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
    • 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
    • Tyreke Evans scores 27 points on 11-of-15 FGs
      Tyreke Evans poured in a team-high 27 points on 11-of-15 shooting in Tuesday's home victory, adding one 3-pointer, four rebounds, six assists, two steals and four turnovers in 34 minutes of action.

      Advice: We've been harping on Evans' poor FG percentage and tonight's performance was a big step in the right direction -- he took only four shots beyond four feet of the hoop, and was a combined 9-of-11 in the paint. Evans hasn't made more than half of his shots in consecutive games this season, so hopefully he can reverse that trend in Dallas on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:08 pm
       
      Injured
    • James Harden (back) questionable Wednesday
      James Harden (back spasms) is questionable to play vs. the Warriors on Wednesday.

      Advice: If Harden is unable to go, Jason Terry could slide back into the starting lineup, and he'd make for a solid option in daily and standard leagues. Terry is averaging 16.5 points, 4.5 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 3.3 three-pointers per game with the starting unit this year. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:19 am
    • McLemore gives way to a hot Stauskas
      Ben McLemore played just 18 minutes in Monday's win, scoring six points on 2-of-5 shooting with one block and one assist.

      Advice: McLemore gave way to a hot Nik Stauskas as Mike Malone overtly gave the rookie extra run to boost his bottom-barrel confidence. McLemore will continue to be the heavy-minute starter on most nights, but his recent slide has taken all of the steam out of his late-round value. Considering the Kings will need his offense in a bad way with DeMarcus Cousins out for potentially a long while, owners may want to take the longview here and pick him up in 12-14 team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:08 pm
    • Smart scores season-high 23 points
      Marcus Smart has a career-best game with 23 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and four threes in 35 minutes off the bench in Monday's double-overtime loss.

      Advice: Brad Stevens went heavy with the bench and let them finish out the game after they made a huge comeback. Smart is going to have a hard time providing consistent fantasy value in 12-14 team leagues as things stand right now, but it's good to see him productive when he's on the floor. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:08 pm
       
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