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    • Bledsoe & Dragic lead Suns to 16-6 push
      Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting (2-of-3 from deep, 5-of-5 from the line) with four rebounds, six assists and three steals in the Suns' 99-93 win over the Bulls on Friday.

      Advice: The Suns' three-headed point guard experiment is working and at 16-6 over their past 22 games, they look plenty happy as a squad. Goran Dragic added 21 points on 9-of-18 shooting with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one three, and Markieff Morris went for 12 and 14 with three assists in the win. Rotoworld.com
      25 minutes ago
    • Green gets his first DNP of the season
      Gerald Green got his first DNP-CD of the season on Friday against the Bulls.

      Advice: Green was not hurt and he also said it was surprising, but looking somewhat jovial on the bench compared to the usual display of unhappiness when benched it was curious to say the least. Jeff Hornacek said he could very well get tapped next game and it wouldn't be surprising if he got a few extra looks. His body of work on the year suggests he should be owned in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      33 minutes ago
    • Butler plays well despite knee soreness
      Jimmy Butler (leg contusion) played in Friday's loss, scoring 22 points on 8-of-18 shooting with seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in 42 minutes.

      Advice: Hopefully the issue is truly minor and looking at the numbers from last night it would seem that way. The Bulls are struggling but Butler is still running at an early round value, with late first-round value on the season. The same goes for Pau Gasol, who missed all five of his free throws but still managed 10 points, 19 boards, three assists and a block. Rotoworld.com
      38 minutes ago
    • Brooks scores 21 points off the bench
      Aaron Brooks scored 21 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 8-of-13 shots (including three treys) with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Brooks has flown under the radar and now has a month of top-100 value under his belt. During that 17-game span he has averaged 12.5 points, 2.1 threes, 2.2 boards, 2.2 assists with 1.0 combined steals and blocks. He's shooting a bit high at 44.7 percent in that span, but that's his field goal percentage for the year (41.7 percent career). His role seems tenuous and things could change, but those numbers are worthy of a pickup. Rotoworld.com
      50 minutes ago
    • Hayward on Fire: 26-15-6 in win over GSW
      Gordon Hayward was on fire in the Jazz's 110-100 win over the Warriors on Friday, scoring 26 points on 9-of-20 shooting (1-of-3 from deep, 7-of-8 from the line) with 15 rebounds, six assists and three steals.

      Advice: So much for that sinus congestion. He settled down after a real hot start, but he is starting to push his way back up the ranks, now sitting at a top 25-35 return on the season (8/9 cat). Derrick Favors added 15 points, four rebounds, two steals and three blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
      57 minutes ago
    • Ingles posts another versatile line
      Joe Ingles scored 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, two assists and two steals in Friday's win over the Warriors.

      Advice: Ingles is showing a fantasy friendly game he didn't have overseas and has provided a sustained period of starting quality production for owners. If he's still available pick him up. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:33 pm
    • Burke goes for 15 and seven off the bench
      Trey Burke scored 15 points on 6-of-16 shooting (including three treys) with two rebounds, seven assists and zero steals in 34 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Burke is basically playing starter's minutes and Dante Exum isn't winning any awards as the starting point guard. There's a bit of unease given this strange experiment, but Burke should be worth owning for the rest of the year. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:26 pm
    • Curry goes for 32-7-6 with five threes
      Stephen Curry scored 32 points on 10-of-22 shooting (5-of-11 3PTs, 7-of-9 FTs) with seven rebounds, six assists and three steals in Friday's loss to the Jazz.

      Advice: Curry has been a bit quiet lately and has seen himself fall behind Anthony Davis for the No. 2 slot (per game) behind James Harden in 8-cat leagues. Perhaps he's ready for his own Klay Thompson night in the near future. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:24 pm
    • Chalmers posts low-end line with guys out
      Mario Chalmers scored 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, six assists and one steal in Friday's loss to the Mavs.

      Advice: Chalmers had a big game on Tuesday and with the Heat's core group suffering from injuries he should be owned across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:06 pm
    • Ennis scores 15 points in 32 minutes
      James Ennis scored 15 points off the bench on Friday, with four rebounds and three treys in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Ennis did not record a steal or block and he did this with Luol Deng (calf) and Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out. Of course, the Heat look like a team that could deal with injuries and/or tanking down the stretch, so owners should keep an eye on Ennis as the season goes. For now, there's still not a lot to grab onto in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:04 pm
    • Rondo plays just 23 minutes against Heat
      Rajon Rondo played just 23 minutes on Friday against the Heat, scoring four points on 2-of-4 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and two steals.

      Advice: Rondo has not been a hit in Dallas and he's been returning bench-worthy numbers in fantasy leagues. In 9-cat leagues he's in the tank unless you're punting turnovers. Owners should simply keep him benched until Dallas figures out how they want to deploy him. This is a veteran club with some great offensive minds, so there's still a good chance they get it figured out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:01 pm
    • Eric Gordon drops 28 and seven on the Clips
      Eric Gordon scored 28 points on 10-of-20 shooting (including five threes) with two rebounds, seven assists and one steal in Friday's win over the Clippers.

      Advice: With Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday out his touches were bound to increase and he's doing his part to give something back at the tail-end of a tumultuous contract. He's a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:45 pm
    • Evans just misses skinny triple-double
      Tyreke Evans scored 11 points on 5-of-13 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, a season-high tying 12 assists and one steal in Friday's win.

      Advice: Evans has been producing at a mid-round level with Jrue Holiday out and there's no reason to think that will change. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:43 pm
    • Paul posts 24-8-7 line in loss to Pelicans
      Chris Paul scored 24 points on 10-of-20 shooting (including three treys) with eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Paul has been a top 5-6 player this season and that's right around his ADP. DeAndre Jordan went for 12 and 15 with three blocks in the loss. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:39 pm
    • J.R. Smith posts solid line against Kings
      J.R. Smith scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds, five assists and four steals in Friday's easy win over the Kings.

      Advice: The Kings are terrible right now but regardless Smith earns a lot of goodwill with owners after this one. Iman Shumpert logged 22 minutes and didn't do much, as so far it looks like Smith will have some staying power. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:07 pm
    • Damian Lillard revenge tour falls short
      Damian Lillard made 6-of-20 from the field for 13 points with six rebounds, 11 assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer against the Hawks on Friday.

      Advice: It was the classic case of him trying to do too much and he's struggled in both of his matchups vs. the Hawks this season. Lillard did match his season high in assists, but this was his just his second game of the year without a free throw attempt. Coach Terry Stotts said he was not happy about Lillard not making the All-Star Team. His usage was plenty high, so expect a big game in a better matchup against the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:48 pm
    • Kevin Martin stays busy, makes 5-of-18 shots
      Kevin Martin played 30 minutes off the bench against the 76ers on Friday, making 5-of-18 from the field for 19 points with two rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: While he did come off the bench, Martin closed out the game in each of his last two outings. He was highly involved in the offense, but the rust is there based on this game and his 7-of-18 from Wednesday. As long as he's active, he's worth starting in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:29 pm
    • Zach LaVine returns from ankle tweak
      Zach LaVine returned from an ankle tweak from Friday, finishing with five points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 25 minutes.

      Advice: He could barely walk due to the third quarter injury, but the team taped him up and put him back on the floor in the fourth quarter. LaVine looked just fine while he was out there, but there's a chance he'll deal with some swelling. Ricky Rubio (ankle) will be back as soon as next week, so fantasy owners should plan on his value taking a hit. Also, if LaVine is out, Lorenzo Brown may start, assuming Mo Williams can't make it back. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:26 pm
    • Jimmy Butler will play, Mike Dunleavy won't
      Jimmy Butler (leg) will play against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: There was almost no doubt that Butler would go and he's likely to see big minutes on the second night of a back-to-back set. His owners can have him locked and loaded tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:02 pm
    • Zach Lavine (ankle) returns to the game
      Zach LaVine went to the locker room with a left ankle sprain in the third quarter of Friday's game and did return.

      Advice: LaVine was able to hobble back to the locker room under his own power, but he didn't put all of his weight on his foot. He's probably going to have to deal with some swelling, so he'll be up in the air for Saturday. We'll let you know how he looks in the fourth quarter following the game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:34 pm
    • Evan Turner (thumb) will start Friday vs. HOU
      Evan Turner (thumb) is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Rockets.

      Advice: Turner sat out Thursday's practice, but he was never really in jeopardy of missing tonight's game. However, with a tough matchup going up against Patrick Beverley, Turner isn't likely to have a great night on the stat sheet. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:20 pm
    • MRI reveals 'tendon injury' for Vince Carter
      Vince Carter's MRI revealed a "left foot tendon injury" and he will be re-evaluated next week.

      Advice: It looks like Carter dodged a bullet here, as there was some fear that he had sustained a fracture to his foot. It's unclear at this point exactly how long Carter will be sidelined, but Tony Allen will likely soak up most of Carter's reserve minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:41 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) could return Monday?
      Timberwolves' head coach Flip Saunders said that Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play this weekend, but he did not rule out the possibility of Rubio making his return next week.

      Advice: There's a slim chance that Rubio will be available for Monday's game against Dallas, but with the way things have been going, we wouldn't get too excited. Rubio was initially believed to be targeting a return for Christmas day, but has continually had his timeline pushed back further and further. However, when Rubio does finally make his return, he'll hurt the value of Zach LaVine and Mo Williams. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:14 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Cle
    • Kevin Martin coming off bench again
      Kevin Martin will come off the bench against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: He had a terrific second half in his return on Wednesday, finishing with 21 points, four rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes. In fact, Martin had a 34.6 usage rate in that game, so expect him to be busy while he's out there. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:10 pm
    • Damian Lillard discusses being snubbed
      Damian Lillard discussed not being selected to the All-Star Team on Friday and said he wanted to "thank the coaches who feel I wasn't good enough, the fans that didn't think I was good enough, and Adam Silver also for not thinking I was good enough."

      Advice: "It ain't always gone be peaches and cream but somebody has to pay for the reason it's not," Lillard added. Apparently, the league is on notice and it'll start tonight against the red-hot Atlanta Hawks tonight at 7:30 EST. The Blazers have the fourth best record in the NBA, Lillard is 12th in the NBA in scoring and Lillard hasn't missed a game in his career. More importantly for his fantasy owners, he's a top-10 player in standard leagues this season. If you don't have NBA League Pass, tonight might be a reason to reconsider. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:18 pm
    • Nick Young (ankle) is limited in practice
      Nick Young (ankle) was limited in practice on Friday.

      Advice: He said he can do some straight-line running, but he can't cut yet, and he is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Knicks. If he's out, the Lakers will use more Jeremy Lin in the second unit while Wayne Ellington will have more scoring opportunities. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:08 pm
       
      Injured
    • P.J. Hairston has a minor ankle issue
      P.J. Hairston suffered a sprained left ankle on Friday at practice and it does not appear to be serious.

      Advice: He seems to be probable for Saturday to face the Nuggets. Hairston will be in the rotation for the Hornets now that they're without Kemba Walker. However, he's not going to have much fantasy value unless Lance Stephenson needs to miss time for whatever reason. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:05 pm
    • Jimmy Butler (leg contusion) is probable
      Jimmy Butler (left leg contusion) is probable to play against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: A contusion doesn't seem like an injury which will keep Butler out. He's played through worse injuries and he'll probably be around 40 minutes as per usual. His fantasy owners in standard leagues can throw him in their lineup, but the late start for DFS makes him a risky play. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:19 am
    • Marco Belinelli (groin) questionable for Sat.
      Marco Belinelli (groin) went through roughly 80 percent of Friday's practice, and he is being listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Clippers.

      Advice: Belinelli will likely be eased back into the rotation after spending the past 10 games on the sidelines, so there's not much reason to go and grab him in standard leagues. However, when Belinelli is at 100 percent, he'll likely take away some minutes from Patty Mills and Cory Joseph. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:36 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs LAC
    • Damian Lillard not happy with All-Star snub
      Damian Lillard said that he is "definitely" taking the All-Star snub personally.

      Advice: Lillard still has a chance to make it into the game as Kobe Bryant's replacement, but DeMarcus Cousins may have something to say about that. Regardless, owners of Lillard can expect him to take out his aggressions against the Atlanta Hawks tonight, and he is certainly someone to target in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:07 am
    • Vince Carter may have sustained a facture?
      There's a fear that Vince Carter sustained a fracture to his left foot during Thursday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Carter is set to undergo an MRI to determine the extent of his injury on Friday, so we'll be providing another update as soon as that information becomes available. However, the fact that Carter was hurt on a non-contact play does not bode well for the 38-year-old. If he is forced to take an extended absence, Tony Allen would likely pick up most of his minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:52 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Friday vs. the 76ers
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: At this point there's really no telling when we'll see Rubio back on the court, as his time table seems to continuously be pushed back further and further. It's unclear if Mo Williams (hip) will be available for tonight's game, but if he does play, he'll draw a favorable matchup against the 76ers. If he's out, Zach LaVine will get all the run he can handle. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:13 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Cle
    • Jimmy Butler hurts left knee, unsure for Fri
      Jimmy Butler said he hurt his left knee against the Lakers on Thursday and is unsure if he will play against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: He didn't go to the locker room and was not in visible pain on the bench in the closing minutes of the game. Butler usually sucks it up and plays through minor injuries, so he has a good chance to play on the second game of a back-to-back set. If he is out, Tony Snell and Aaron Brooks benefit most. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:06 pm
    • Aaron Brooks ejected in double-overtime
      Aaron Brooks was ejected in double-overtime against the Lakers on Thursday, finishing with 15 points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Coach Tom Thibodeau hasn't been bashful about using two-PG lineups and Brooks has played well next to Derrick Rose. Brooks' fantasy value will take a hit once Mike Dunleavy (ankle) comes back, so he's not really a great pickup right now. Although, that could change if Derrick Rose's minor injury becomes something. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:34 pm
    • Jimmy Butler scores 35 points, hurts leg
      Jimmy Butler suffered a leg injury in his 49th minute of action on Thursday and did not return, matching his career-high 35 points with seven rebounds, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He came out of the game in double-overtime and had a wrap around his right leg. It doesn't look serious and the Bulls should update his status soon, but he should be considered questionable for Friday against the Suns. While Butler entered tonight at just 40.2 percent from the field in January, he filled it up with averages of 16.3 points, 5.7 boards, 3.5 assists, 2.2 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.2 triples. He's a top-20 fantasy asset and is not slowing down. His owners will want to check back for an update on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:28 pm
    • Tony Allen returns, plays 21 minutes
      Tony Allen played 21 minutes in his return to the lineup on Thursday with eight points, nine rebounds, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: He missed his last two games with an ankle sprain. Allen has seen his minutes drop with the acquisition of Jeff Green, so he's going to be a tough player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:01 pm
       
      Player Note
      Tony Allen Mem - SG,SF
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Vince Carter (foot) out for game, MRI coming
      Vince Carter (foot) will not return to Thursday's game and will have an MRI.

      Advice: It's only being called a "left foot injury" right now. Carter was able to walk around and put weight on his foot in the locker room, so hopefully that's a sign that he's not dealing with a major issue. There are some reports that there could be a sprain of his foot. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:21 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Vince Carter (foot) leaves game on Thursday
      Vince Carter (foot) left Thursday's game in the second quarter and went to the locker room.

      Advice: It did not look good and he needed help off the court. Carter looked emotional and hopefully he didn't suffer a serious injury. We'll be looking for an update and pass along the word as soon as it's available. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:50 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Kerr says no plans to rest Stephen Curry
      Steve Kerr said he has no plans of resting Stephen Curry.

      Advice: Why would he? Curry has played 78 games the past two seasons, and aside from the injury-plagued disaster of the 2011-12 season, Steph has managed to stay very healthy throughout his career. He's currently averaging 22.8 points, 8.2 assists, and a career-high 4.7 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game on 49.1 percent shooting. He's in the MVP conversation, and there's no reason to think he'll slow down. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:07 pm
    • Evan Turner (thumb) doesn't practice Thursday
      Evan Turner (thumb) was not a participant during Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Turner played during the Celtics' last game despite the thumb issue, so we'll consider him probable for Friday's game against Houston. However, with a tough matchup against Patrick Beverley, and a busy schedule on Friday, there are probably better options you can plug into your active roster tomorrow. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:47 pm
    • Gordon Hayward (sinus) probable for Friday
      Gordon Hawyard (sinus congestion) did not practice on Thursday, but he is expected to play Friday vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: Sinus congestion seems about as minor of an ailment as they come, so owners should not be fretting about him missing any game-time action. He will however have a tough matchup against Golden State on Friday, so that is something to consider for people playing daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:16 pm
    • Nick Young (ankle) out Thursday vs. Chicago
      Nick Young (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Young will travel with the team on their upcoming four-game road trip, and head coach Byron Scott said he expects Young to return soon. In the meantime, Wayne Ellington, Jordan Clarkson, and Jeremy Lin will all have some increased opportunity for as long as Swaggy P is unavailable. However, with a tough matchup against Chicago tonight, all these guys figure to be risky options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:28 am
       
      Injured
    • Jimmy Butler expected to play Thursday
      Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau expects Jimmy Butler (illness) to play against the Lakers on Thursday.

      Advice: Butler has struggled a bit recently as he's averaged 15.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 2.1 steals on just 40.6 percent shooting from the field. His return will cut into the fantasy production of Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich, while Butler's owners can feel free to slot him back into their lineups and hope that Jimmy has some new moves to get back on track. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:39 am
    • Tony Allen will play vs Nuggets on Thursday
      Tony Allen (ankle) will play against the Nuggets on Thursday.

      Advice: Allen will return after missing the Grizzlies' last two games, but he doesn't have much fantasy value fighting for minutes with Jeff Green, Courtney Lee, and Vince Carter. Allen can be left on waiver wires in standard leagues while his return will put a dent in the fantasy values of his aforementioned teammates. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:24 am
       
      Player Note
      Tony Allen Mem - SG,SF
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Trey Burke scores 11 in loss to Clippers
      Trey Burke came off the bench again and hit just 4-of-15 shots for 11 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: He's easily outplayed starter Dante Exum for the last two games, and has been solid over his last four, scoring in double figures and averaging 14.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 3.0 3-pointers. He's shooting just 37 percent from the floor though, and his poor shooting, combined with his lack of assists and rebounds, makes him a borderline player to own right now. If he gets his starting job back though, we'd recommend picking him up. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:49 pm
    • Kevin Martin returned to action on Wednesday January 28. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:41 pm
    • Joe Ingles playing well for Jazz
      Joe Ingles made another start and had 10 points, five rebounds, seven assists, a steal and two 3-pointers on 3-of-7 shooting Wednesday.

      Advice: He had a sweet, behind-the-back pass to Enes Kanter and has been playing pretty well for the Jazz. He's not going to score much, but he is averaging 7.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.8 3-pointers in 31 minutes over his last five games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:31 pm
    • Gordon Hayward cools off in loss to Clips
      Gordon Hayward hit just 4-of-13 shots and was 0-for-5 from downtown for 11 points, four rebounds, five assists and two blocks in Wednesday's tough loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: Had he brought his A Game tonight, the Jazz probably would have won. Hayward is having a great season and tonight was just 'one of those nights.' He'll bounce back in the next one. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:28 pm
    • Zach LaVine scores 17 points on nine FGAs
      Zach LaVine had his best game of 2015 against the Celtics on Wednesday, making 7-of-9 from the field for 17 points with four rebounds, six assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He was in complete control in his 22nd NBA start. LaVine only made 39.0 percent from the field in his previous starts, so this efficient line comes as a huge surprise. Mo Williams (personal, hip) and Ricky Rubio (ankle) should be back soon, so it's hard to grab LaVine in standard leagues as anything more than a stop-gap guy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:54 pm
    • Kevin Martin scores 21 points in return
      Kevin Martin returned from a wrist injury on Wednesday against the Celtics, scoring 21 points with four rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He was better than expected and really turned it on after a slow start tonight. Martin was on fire before his injury with a 37-point game in his last outing and a 34-point one before that, so he should be owned in all leagues following this game. Although, his fantasy owners should consider selling high once he solidifies his value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:35 pm
    • Tyreke Evans plays well in great matchup
      Tyreke Evans played through an illness on Wednesday against the Nuggets, scoring 25 points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He attacked the rim as usual, but didn't pass the ball nearly as well as he did on Monday -- he had 12 dimes against Philly. Evans has his role solidified as the starter for now and there's even some buzz that he remains as the starter once Jrue Holiday (leg) returns. He should put up some big numbers for the next month. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:04 pm
    • J.R. Smith quiet in win over Blazers
      J.R. Smith hit just 5-of-12 shots and 1-of-6 3-pointers for 11 points, four assists and a steal in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: The key is that he played 38 minutes and if that trend continues, it's just a matter of time before he puts up a monster line. And it's especially likely to happen if LeBron James keeps missing games with a wrist injury. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:38 pm
    • Tyreke Evans (illness) will start vs. Nuggets
      Tyreke Evans will start against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was basically probable for this one and should be able to resume his normal role. Evans figures to run the offense and he'll attempt to keep Ty Lawson out of the lane on defense. He's a must-start option tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:34 pm
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) doubtful for this week
      Flip Saunders said that Ricky Rubio (ankle) isn't likely to return until next week.

      Advice: Rubio won't play on Wednesday and this makes him very doubtful for games on Friday and Saturday. The Wolves play four games next week, beginning Monday in Dallas, so owners should keep an eye out for updates over the weekend. Zach LaVine will be running the show on Wednesday with Mo Williams (personal) unavailable. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:59 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Cle
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) to come off the bench
      Kevin Martin (wrist) will come off the bench on Wednesday against the Celtics.

      Advice: It will be his first game back since November and he might see some limited playing time. Martin will likely bump Andrew Wiggins over to small forward, which may cut minutes Thaddeus Young,, Gorgui Dieng and Nikola Pekovic. Martin should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:45 pm
    • Tyreke Evans (illness) a GTD, expects to play
      Tyreke Evans (illness) is a game-time decision to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

      Advice: Coach Monty Williams said he does expect Evans to play. If he doesn't for some reason, the Pelicans are going to have to unleash Jimmer Fredette while Eric Gordon will have to run the offense for. For now, fantasy owners can play on 'Reke playing. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:37 pm
    • Nick Young (ankle) misses practice on Wed
      Nick Young (ankle) missed practice on Wednesday night.

      Advice: He has a moderate ankle sprain and missed Tuesday's game against the Wizards. The Lakers seem to be committed to their young guys, so don't expect Young to play at less than 100 percent. Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson are both worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:47 am
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Martin (questionable) expects to play
      Kevin Martin (wrist) is expected to make his return to the lineup against the Celtics on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's not a complete lock because the team will want to see how he performs in pre-game workouts, and he's technically questionable to play. Most signs do point to him playing despite an earlier report today. Martin has been doing a lot of non-contact work and missed some practice over the weekend. He's someone worth grabbing in standard leagues. Meanwhile, it should be interesting to see what happens with the other starters. Andrew Wiggins may slide to the small forward spot, which would bump Gorgui Dieng or Thaddeus Young from the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:17 am
    • Evan Turner (thumb) good to go Wednesday
      Evan Turner (thumb) said that his thumb has improved and that he will play vs. Minnesota.

      Advice: X-rays taken on his thumb were negative so this news confirms that the coast is clear for Turner. He has been solid since being named the starting point guard in Boston, and while he is much better in points formats, he's still worth owing in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:33 am
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) remains out Wednesday
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics as expected.

      Advice: There is simply no telling when we will see Rubio back in action, and all his owners can do is simply wait until we get a positive report. Mo Williams is questionable on Wednesday with a hip injury, meaning rookie Zach LaVine could see big minutes against the Celtics. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:35 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Cle
    • Marco Belinelli (groin) will not play on Wed
      Marco Belinelli (groin) remains out for Wednesday's game vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: This will be his tenth straight game on the sidelines, and it's clear that the Spurs likely won't bring him back until he is 100 percent. Belinelli should be dropped in most leagues, while players like Patty Mills, Manu Ginobili and Cory Joseph will pick up extra minutes in the short-term. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:36 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs LAC
    • Tyreke Evans (illness) probable for Wednesday
      Tyreke Evans (illness) is considered probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

      Advice: He has take over the starting point guard role in the absence of Jrue Holday (leg), so the Pelicans would be in serious trouble If Evans missed this game. Even though Evans will likely end up playing, owners should check back before tip-off just to be safe. Should he miss any time, Nate Wolters and Jimmer Fredette would see an uptick in minutes at point guard, but still wouldn't be ideal options outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:26 am
    • J.R. Smith scores just 5 points vs. Pistons
      J.R. Smith scored just five points on 2-of-11 shooting on Tuesday vs. Detroit, adding one board, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He is coming off four straight games of scoring 14 or more points, so his owners should give him a pass. The good news is that Smith looks like he will remain in the starting lineup, so as he long as sees more than 30 minutes a night he will be worth owning in most leagues. Just be sure to expect a couple of bumps along the way. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:26 pm
    • Rajon Rondo quiet in home loss to Grizzlies
      Rajon Rondo couldn't duplicate Sunday's near triple-double on Tuesday, but he still posted seven points, one 3-pointer, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals.

      Advice: He turned the ball over three times but didn't take any FT attempts, to his fantasy owners' relief. Fantasy owners' should keep an eye on Rondo's health and playing time over the next few weeks -- he's averaging just 27.5 minutes over the Mavs' past six games, possibly a consequence of a lingering Achilles injury. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:25 pm
    • Mario Chalmers drops 21 pts & eight assists
      Mario Chalmers' upward trend continued on Tuesday with 21 points on 6-of-9 FGs and 8-of-12 FTs, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, eight assists, one block and only one turnover.

      Advice: He's shooting just 40.2 percent this season but is knocking down 50.0 percent of his attempts over the past five games, and continues to hold off Shabazz Napier and Norris Cole for the starting PG job. Dwyane Wade suffered yet another hamstring injury on Tuesday, which should ensure Chalmers a bigger role for any games Wade misses, so don't hesitate to pluck him off the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:23 pm
    • James Ennis squanders chance w/ foul trouble
      James Ennis struggled with foul trouble all night on Tuesday, coming off the Heat bench for two points on 1-of-3 shooting without any rebounds or assists in 19 minutes.

      Advice: His playing time could have swelled with Luol Deng (calf) out and Dwyane Wade (hamstring) leaving early, but he squandered the opportunity. The Heat are currently seventh in the East with a 20-25 record, and Ennis is a dubious fantasy option as long as they're fighting for a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:19 pm
    • Jimmy Butler (illness) out vs. the Warriors
      Jimmy Butler (illness) will not play on Tuesday against the Warriors.

      Advice: This is a tough blow for his owners but Butler should be fine with a couple days rest. We will go ahead and consider him questionable for Thursday's game against the Lakers, but in the meantime we would expect Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich to see an uptick in minutes in Butler's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:05 pm
    • MRI on Nick Young's ankle confirms sprain
      An MRI taken on Tuesday night confirmed that Nick Young suffered a moderate ankle sprain, and he is being considered questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: He obviously won't play tonight, but it's definitely a good sign that the injury isn't too serious. Young was benched down the stretch during Sunday's game due to a lack of effort, but the Lakers are obviously going to need his scoring punch with the news that Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is likely out for the season, so owners should consider holding onto him. Expect Wayne Ellington, Jordan Clarkson and Jeremy Lin to benefit in the short-term. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:52 pm
       
      Injured
    • Tony Allen (ankle) will not play on Tuesday
      Tony Allen (ankle) will not play in Tuesday's game against Dallas.

      Advice: Allen was recently benched in favor of Jeff Green, so this news certainly doesn't help his already limited value. Expect Courtney Lee, Jeff Green and Vince Carter to pick up the slack for Memphis on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:25 pm
       
      Player Note
      Tony Allen Mem - SG,SF
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Nick Young getting an MRI on his ankle Tues.
      Updating a previous report, Nick Young is currently undergoing an MRI on his sprained right ankle, and is looking unlikely for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: We'll have a better idea of Young's status once the results of the MRI are released, but at this point it would be shocking if he's able to play. The Lakers are currently calling his injury a moderate sprain, and if he's forced to sit, Wayne Ellington, Jordan Clarkson, and Jeremy Lin would all stand to benefit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:12 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young (ankle) will not play on Tuesday
      Nick Young (ankle) will not play against the Wizards on Tuesday.

      Advice: He sprained his ankle in practice on Monday and the Lakers will allow him to heal. Young made just 33.3 percent from the field over the last month and remains one of the worst players inside of the arc. He's not a must-own player and his efficiency has dropped without Kobe Bryant. With Swaggy out, the Lakers will use some two-point guard sets -- they used those for 11 minutes on Sunday -- and Wayne Ellington will also have some more run in a bad matchup. Jordan Clarkson might benefit the most. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:32 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play Wednesday
      Updating a previous report, Kevin Martin (wrist) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: Martin was able to resume shooting workouts on Monday after having fluid drained from his surgically-repaired wrist last week, but he will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game. He's likely going to be eased back into the rotation upon his return, so owners will need to remain patient. However, he still offers enough upside to be worth holding onto in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:17 pm
    • Jimmy Butler questionable for Tues vs GSW
      Jimmy Butler (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Warriors.

      Advice: Butler missed Tuesday's shootaround, so his owners should prepare for the possibility that he misses Tuesday's game. We'll update Jimmy's status as soon as more information becomes available, but Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich would be the biggest beneficiaries if Butler sits. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:35 am
    • Tony Allen questionable for Tuesday
      Tony Allen (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game at Dallas.

      Advice: Allen, who was recently demoted to a bench role behind Jeff Green, is headed for a game-time call. We likely won't have his status until 7:30pm ET. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:30 am
       
      Player Note
      Tony Allen Mem - SG,SF
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Kevin Martin hopes to play vs BOS on Weds
      Kevin Martin returned to shooting workouts on Monday and is hopeful that he'll be able to play against the Celtics on Wednesday.

      Advice: This is the first time that Martin has been able to shoot since he had fluid drained from his surgicallyrepaired wrist nearly a week ago. "It feels better now than it did when I started practicing two weeks ago," said Martin, out since November. "Getting it drained helps a lot. I’ll give it one more hard day of practice and see how I feel." We'll update Martin's status after Wednesday's shootaround, but his eventual return will cut into the production of Mo Williams, Thaddeus Young, and Andrew Wiggins. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:10 am
    • J.R. Smith thriving with no nightlife in CLE
      J.R. Smith told David Aldridge of NBA.com that the lack of nightlife in Cleveland has helped him focus.

      Advice: Smith told Aldridge that the he's been able to focus on basketball in Cleveland since there aren't as many distractions as New York City. "I think this is the best situation for me, 'cause there's nothing but basketball," Smith said. "There's nothing you expect but basketball. There's nothing, there's no going out, there's no late nights." Smith is averaging 15.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 steals, and 3.8 treys in his last 10 games and deserves to be owned in all standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:34 am
    • X-rays on Turner's thumb return negative
      X-rays taken on Evan Turner's thumb returned negative, but there has been no update on his status for Wednesday's game against the Wolves.

      Advice: Turner said he "re-sprained it" and that the "same thing happened three times accidentally by the same dude." Owners of Turner might want to wait-and-see before dropping him and likewise, the Marcus Smart show might have to wait a little bit longer. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:41 pm
    • Hayward goes off in loss to the Celtics
      Gordon Hayward scored 26 points on 7-of-17 shooting (including four threes) with six rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in Monday's home loss to the Celtics.

      Advice: Hayward hit 8-of-12 free throws and pushes his value up to top 25-40 levels after this voluminous effort. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:12 pm
    • Ingles posts another versatile line
      Joe Ingles scored two points on 1-of-6 shooting with four rebounds, five assists and four steals over 31 minutes in Monday's loss to the Celtics.

      Advice: Ingles isn't going to score a lot but the other contributions are there for standard league owners. Give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:10 pm
    • Turner getting thumb X-rayed after Mon's game
      Evan Turner left Monday's game and would eventually return after re-injuring his thumb, finishing with nine points on 2-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 21 minutes.

      Advice: Turner is getting the thumb X-rayed and this could be the moment they pass the torch between he and Marcus Smart. Or not. Either way, the momentum Turner had been showing in fantasy leagues gets stopped with tonight's outcome and he wasn't a high upside player to begin with in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:05 pm
    • Burke scores 18 points with nothing else
      Trey Burke scored 18 points off the bench with four 3-pointers, but did not post any other stats in his 32 minutes.

      Advice: Burke hit just 7-of-20 shots so this isn't ideal to say the least. Dante Exum managed just one rebound and two assists in 25 minutes, so we'll have to see how long the current arrangement plays out. If Exum doesn't severely cut into Burke's load, he has a pretty good chance at late-round value in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:01 pm
    • LaVine could play a lot on Wednesday
      Zach LaVine scored 11 points on 3-of-9 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: LaVine could see some starter's minutes on Wednesday if Mo Williams (hip) doesn't play, but he hasn't proven worthwhile even as a spot-starter in standard leagues this season. Give him a look in DFS leagues, though. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:37 pm
    • Tyreke Evans has disappointing game again
      Tyreke Evans had a quiet scoring game against the 76ers on Monday during a 99-74 win, making 2-of-6 from the field for six points with two rebounds, 12 assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Usually, point guards carve up the 76ers. However, that hasn't happened for Evans with this game and another letdown back on Jan. 16 with eight points and seven turnovers. He should be fine going forward with a high upside while Jrue Holiday (leg) remains out. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:50 pm
    • Tony Allen (ankle) will not play on Monday
      Tony Allen (ankle) will not play against the Magic on Monday.

      Advice: He has a sprained ankle and it's not serious, but the Grizzlies don't need him as much now that Jeff Green is around. Expect Green and Courtney Lee to play a little more tonight. Additionally, Victor Oladipo has a better matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:26 pm
       
      Player Note
      Tony Allen Mem - SG,SF
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Nick Young sprains ankle in practice
      Nick Young sprained his right ankle in practice on Monday and is questionable to play against the Wizards on Tuesday.

      Advice: It's strange timing with Young being benched on Sunday night because coach Byron Scott said Young looked like he "didn't want to be here." He's probably a little closer to doubtful, but his owners will want to check back tomorrow for an update. If he's out, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin and Wes Johnson benefit most. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:34 pm
       
      Injured
    • Update: Kevin Martin now out on Monday
      Updating a previous item, Kevin Martin (wrist) is now out on Monday.

      Advice: To say this is a surprise would be like saying the snow hitting the East Coast today would be a surprise. We knew this was coming, and it was just a matter of time. Andrew Wiggins, Mo Williams and Thaddeus Young will again be asked to carry the Timberwolves offense. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:56 am
    • Tony Allen questionable to suit up on Monday
      Tony Allen (sprained left ankle) is questionable to play against the Magic on Monday.

      Advice: He did not participate in shootaround, and that's always an ominous sign for a player's availability. That being said, TA is as tough as they come, so it has to be a pretty nasty sprain. If he sits, Courtney Lee and Jeff Green should each see some extra run. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:07 am
       
      Player Note
      Tony Allen Mem - SG,SF
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Kevin Martin questionable to suit up Monday
      Kevin Martin (wrist) is questionable to play on Monday against the Thunder.

      Advice: Martin has been listed as questionable since last week, so there hasn't necessarily been a change in his status. On a seven-win team that's prioritizing rebuilding, Martin appears to be taking his time to return from his wrist injury. The Wolves should have incentive to get him on the floor to showcase him for a potential trade, but not much reason beyond that. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:26 am
    • Blazers-Nets game postponed on Monday
      The Blazers vs. Nets game scheduled for Monday has been postponed due to inclement weather.

      Advice: With the impending blizzard impacting the New York and surrounding areas, the league is making this call early, and the affair will be rescheduled for April 6. The Kings-Nets game has been postponed, as well. Those in daily formats will want to avoid deploying players from any of those four teams. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:16 am
    • Zach LaVine returned to action on Sunday January 25. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:26 pm
    • Nick Young benched Sunday, logs eight minutes
      Nick Young went scoreless in eight minutes off the Lakers' bench on Sunday, and Byron Scott said afterward that Young looked as though he "didn't want to be here."

      Advice: There was no swag tonight as Young missed both of his shot attempts and turned the ball over three times in a sloppy performance which led Scott to bench him. L.A.'s rotations are a complete mess and Young doesn't do much beyond scoring on a good night, so owners must brace themselves for some turbulent production. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:09 pm
       
      Injured
    • Evan Turner has stong game against Warriors
      Evan Turner had a strong showing against the Warriors on Sunday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting to go with seven boards, seven assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Turner has never been known for his efficiency or for his defensive ability, so this line was definitely a pleasant surprise. While he will always be tough to own in standard leagues for his shooting percentages and turnovers, Turner will continue to be a solid asset in points leagues as long as he continues to run the show in Boston. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:48 pm
    • Stephen Curry drops 22 pts with 11 assists
      Stephen Curry dropped 21 points on 6-of-16 shooting in a win over the Celtics on Sunday, adding 11 assists, four boards, two steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

      Advice: The Warriors have now won 19 straight games at home which is easily a franchise record, and Curry has been one of the main reasons why they have had so much success. Curry will likely remain a top-3 fantasy asset the rest of the way, and his hunt for the MVP award should only motivate him even more. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:47 pm
    • Gerald Green quiet in 20 minutes Sunday
      Gerald Green played 20 minutes vs. the Clippers on Sunday, shooting 2-of-9 from the field (2-of-6 from deep) to finish with six points, two assists and one block.

      Advice: He was rolling along in his last four games, averaging 14.8 points and 2.5 triples, but the bottom can fall out unexpected for Green thanks to Phoenix's stacked backcourt rotation. He's been a liability in 12-team leagues over the past month, so think twice before deploying him in the Suns' upcoming three-game week. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:53 pm
    • Chris Paul flirts w/ triple-double Sunday
      Chris Paul flirted with a triple-double during Sunday's win in Phoenix, getting 23 points with three 3-pointers, eight rebounds, 12 assists and two steals.

      Advice: He committed an uncharacteristic four turnovers, but made up for it by shooting 7-of-11 from the field and 6-of-7 at the FT line. The Clippers have now won four straight games, tying them with Houston for the No. 4 seed in the unforgiving Western Conference. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:47 pm
    • Tyreke Evans has 24 pts, season-high 12 dimes
      Tyreke Evans racked up 24 points and a season-high 12 assists in Sunday's home win vs. the Mavericks, making 11-of-19 shots with one 3-pointer, one steal and three turnovers.

      Advice: Evans has taken on a much larger role offensively with Jrue Holiday (stress reaction) out of the lineup, and he'll continue to do so for about 2-4 more weeks. His efficient shooting is a reliable trend since teams still can't keep him out of the paint -- he's taking a career-high 56.6 percent of his shots within three feet of the rim. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:31 pm
    • Rajon Rondo posts 17/8/9, makes 7-of-10 FGs
      Rajon Rondo made 7-of-10 shots with two 3-pointers on Sunday, scoring 17 points with eight rebounds and nine assists in his first double-digit scoring game since Jan. 13.

      Advice: This was just the fourth time since joining the Mavs that Rondo has made more than half of his shot attempts, so owners should enjoy it while it lasts. He padded his near triple-double with a pair of steals and only two turnovers in 34 minutes, taking full advantage of the absence of Pelicans' PG Jrue Holiday (leg). Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:25 pm
    • Aaron Brooks scores 17 points in 21 minutes
      Aaron Brooks was a lone bright spot off the Bulls bench on Sunday, scoring 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting, to go with two rebounds, four 3-pointers, one steal, and two turnovers.

      Advice: This is pretty much what you get with Brooks, some scoring, some 3-pointers, and not much else. His value will likely take a hit when Mike Dunleavy eventually returns to the lineup, but until that happens, he'll be able to post some low-end value in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:03 pm
    • Jimmy Butler held to five points vs. Miami
      Jimmy Butler was held to just five points during Sunday's loss to the Heat, adding five rebounds, two assists, and one steal over 42.5 minutes of action.

      Advice: Butler shot just 2-of-8 from the field, so while the minutes were there, the scoring simply wasn't. Luol Deng was playing some vicious defense today, and this was easily Butler's worst game of the season. However, Butler has not had two bad back-to-back games this season, so expect him to bounce-back during Tuesday's matchup with the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:15 pm
    • Zach LaVine (elbow) will be available Sunday
      Zach LaVine (elbow) will be available for Sunday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: With averages of just 8.1 points and 3.5 assists, LaVine can't be considered a viable option in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:40 pm
    • Mario Chalmers gets it going, plays 40 mins
      Mario Chalmers finally got things back on track on Sunday, putting up 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting to go with five assists, four rebounds, two steals, and three turnovers over 40 minutes of action.

      Advice: Chalmers also hit one 3-pointer and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the stripe, but it's worth noting that Norris Cole did not even step on the court today. Hopefully Chalmers will get things going after today's outing, and he's worth a look if he was dropped in your league after a month-long cold streak. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:18 pm
    • Zach LaVine (elbow) questionable Sunday
      Zach LaVine (elbow) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: He hasn't been relevant in most fantasy leagues since losing his starting spot to Mo Williams, so the eventual return of Ricky Rubio will likely ruin his already limited value. LaVine can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:51 am
    • Marco Belinelli (groin) will not play Sunday
      Marco Belinelli (groin) will not play against the Bucks on Sunday.

      Advice: This is his ninth straight game on the sidelines and there is still no indication on when he will return to action. Belinelli can be dropped in almost all leagues for now, while Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills and Cory Joseph will all benefit in the short-term. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:47 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs LAC
    • Sixth man Trey Burke plays great again
      Trey Burke was terrific off the bench against the Nets on Saturday, scoring 19 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal, four 3-pointers and no turnovers on 7-of-13 from the field.

      Advice: He's certainly embraced his sixth-man role and played 26 minutes. The most important thing is minutes for a player's stat output and the early indication is Burke's efficiency and usage have gone up. His body of work suggests he's not going to be this good, but feel free to give him a look to see if he can kept going. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:28 pm
    • Joe Ingles scores career-high 16 points
      Joe Ingles scored a career-high 16 points against the Nets on Saturday with one rebound, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: The 3-pointers were also a career high. Ingles has done most of his damage in dimes, steals and treys, so he's climbing into the top-140 player conversation. With Rodney Hood (foot) out for at least a few weeks and Alec Burks (shoulder) out for the year, Ingles is worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:12 pm
    • Vince Carter scores 13 points off the bench
      Vince Carter scored 13 points in 24 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday with six rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He didn't score at all in his previous two games, but a game with the 76ers can bring a lot of guys to life. Carter's minutes have dipped since the Jeff Green deal and he's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:46 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Zach LaVine (elbow) misses practice
      Zach LaVine (elbow) missed practice on Saturday.

      Advice: His minutes have dropped off significantly and he would usually play around 12 minutes in non-blowout games. LaVine is not worth owning in most leagues and we'll pass along any other info on his elbow injury soon. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:54 pm
    • Rajon Rondo not upset with coach Carlisle
      Rajon Rondo stressed that he wasn't upset with coach Carlisle's decision to bench him during the fourth quarter of Friday's loss to the Bulls.

      Advice: "Coach made a decision. It's as simple as that," said Rondo. "I've been in this game a long time. It's not like it's the end of the world. I like what Coach Carlisle has done for me this year. I don't have any regrets." Rondo has averaged 10.1 points, 7.1 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 16 games since being traded to the Mavs, and it's clear that his value is trending down. However, he is playing for a new contract and he still has time to turn things around. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:05 am
    • Young scores 17 points with three treys
      Nick Young scored 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting with three treys and a 4-of-4 mark from the line in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Young didn't have any other stats and while that's not too shocking the 20 minutes is pretty annoying with Kobe Bryant out. Byron Scott played nine players between 19-29 minutes tonight and has been a mess in the fantasy sense, and he hasn't been all that impressive in the reality sense either. But Young should be owned in all formats with an excellent shot to be productive with Kobe Bryant expected to be out for the year. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:27 am
       
      Injured
    • Eric Gordon getting it done with Holiday out
      Eric Gordon scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds, five assists and one steal over 35 minutes in Friday's road win over the Wolves.

      Advice: Gordon is going to be worth having in lineups at least until Jrue Holiday returns and if Ryan Anderson misses more time with his ankle injury he could have a nice little run here. Anthony Davis added 21 and 12 with two steals and a block, and Tyreke Evans is also enjoying life without Holiday as he poured in 17 points with eight assists in an otherwise full line. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:48 pm
    • Rondo benched down the stretch vs. Bulls
      Rajon Rondo was benched during the fourth quarter of the Mavs' 102-98 loss to the Bulls on Friday, finishing with six points on 3-of-9 shooting, two rebounds, four assists and a steal in 27 minutes.

      Advice: Rondo was benched earlier in the year under the premise of Achilles' pain and it's starting to look to some like it's a basic offensive issue. Teams are packing it in against Rondo and Rick Carlisle decided to go with Devin Harris instead. Rondo is also struggling in fantasy leagues, so consider moving him to your bench in 8-cat leagues. Rondo is radioactive in 9-cat leagues unless you're punting turnovers, but some added production might sneak him into late-round value in those formats. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:29 pm
    • Butler posts 20-8-6 line in win over Mavs
      Jimmy Butler scored 20 points on 8-of-18 shooting (no threes) with eight rebounds, six assists and three steals in Friday's win over the Mavs.

      Advice: Butler put his foot back on the gas pedal after Derrick Rose's surge slowed him down a bit. Rose scored 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers, and it wouldn't be surprising if Butler got back some of his touches now that Rose appears to have re-established a foundation for himself. Pau Gasol added 13 points, 16 boards, a steal and a block in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:18 pm
    • Chalmers has quiet game with Wade around
      Mario Chalmers scored nine points on 3-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, two assists and two steals over 30 minutes on Friday against the Pacers.

      Advice: Chalmers has been ice-cold lately and he can only be viewed as a stash in the hopes the older players on the Heat start to exit stage left. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:50 pm
    • Eric Bledsoe scores 25 points in loss
      Eric Bledsoe filled the stat sheet against the Rockets during a 113-111 loss on Friday, scoring 25 points with eight rebounds, nine assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He's coming off a 33-point game from Wednesday and is on a non-Klay tear right now. In each of the three months this season, Bledsoe's points, assists and steals have gone up while his turnovers have gone down. The Suns didn't overpay him, apparently. He'll get a great matchup against the Clippers on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:20 pm
    • J.R. Smith scores 21 points with seven treys
      J.R. Smith made seven 3-pointers for his 21 points against the Hornets on Friday with four rebounds and four assists.

      Advice: The treys were nice, but this was Smith's fifth game of 2015 with at least four dimes. He's really playing extremely well with his new team and he's taking eight treys per game. He'll cool off at some point, but owners in standard leagues can ride him while he's going strong. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:08 pm
    • Marco Belinelli (groin) out again vs. Lakers
      Marco Belinelli (groin) will miss his eighth consecutive game vs. the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: San Antonio is playing it safe with Belinelli, who has now missed 16 of the Spurs' first 44 games. His absence has opened up more playing time for Manu Ginobili, primarily, but Gregg Popovich's rotations are too unpredictable to rely on fellow reserve guards Cory Joseph and Patty Mills. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:47 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs LAC
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out again vs. Pelicans
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: He's ramped up his activity in recent weeks and is nearing a return, but he still has soreness and the Wolves are being very cautious to avoid further damage. Mo Williams will continue to be a viable fantasy option until Rubio's return, at which point standard-league owners may have to look elsewhere for PG production. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:12 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Cle
    • Evan Turner hits game-winning 3-pointer
      Evan Turner hit a game-winning corner 3-pointer against the Blazers during the 90-89 victory on Thursday, scoring 10 points with six rebounds, eight assists, one steal, four turnovers and one other 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

      Advice: The Celtics snapped their 24-game road losing streak against Western Conference teams tonight and Turner apparently knew his clutch shot was going down. "Not to be arrogant, I did actually," he said. "I prayed prior to it to make a big shot. And it happened." Turner has actually been effective on his corner 3-pointers, making 10-of-20 from there on the year. Clutch shot aside, he's still a questionable player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:09 am
    • Damian Lillard scores 21 points in loss
      Damian Lillard made 8-of-23 from the field for 21 points during a 90-89 loss to the Celtics on Thursday, adding six rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's one of the best pull-up shooters in the NBA and chances are his catch-and-shoot shots are going down. Lillard averaged 6.6 field goal attempts per game off passes from Nicolas Batum (wrist) and LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) and catch-and-shoot attempts accounted for over 20.8 percent of his shot total. Fancy stats aside, Lillard is going to be busy and will have plenty of 30-point games on the way in the next 6-8 weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:38 pm
    • Chris Paul hands out 17 dimes on 24 minutes
      Chris Paul handed out 17 assists in just 24 minutes against the Nets on Thursday with six points, three steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Coach Doc Rivers in 1987 was the last player to hand out 17 assists in less than 25 minutes. The Clippers also set an NBA season high with the 41 assists as a team. Paul has handed out at least nine assists in all but one of his 10 games in 2015, so he certainly could pass John Wall for the league lead in assists per game soon. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:46 pm
    • Gordon Hayward scores 24 points vs. Bucks
      Gordon Hayward carried the Jazz down the stretch during a 101-99 win on Thursday in Milwaukee with 24 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and six turnovers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: His numbers have been trending down on the season, so this big game was nice to see. In fact, Hayward's points and rebounds have decreased in each of the last three months of the season. The Jazz will get to host the struggling Nets on Saturday, so expect Hayward to have success again. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:59 pm
    • Joe Ingles scores six with seven dimes
      Joe Ingles handed out a team-high seven assists against the Bucks on Thursday with six points, two steals and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Rodney Hood (foot) is out until the All-Star break and Ingles seems to have his minutes locked down. He's a very good passer and the upside is there for him with some output in steals and treys. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:44 pm
    • Trey Burke bumped to the bench
      Trey Burke was bumped to the bench against the Bucks on Thursday, playing 24 minutes for 10 points with two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Meanwhile, Dante Exum played the game of his life on offense. Burke may have been moved to the bench to help out the second unit with Derrick Favors out, but there's a chance that he stays there. Burke was hot to start 2015, but he's cooled off and has only been a late-round guy in the past two weeks. He's not someone fantasy owners should have confidence in right now and is not a must-own player in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:38 pm
    • Stephen Curry leads votes for All-Star Team
      Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol were voted in as the starters for the Western Conference All-Star Team.

      Advice: Curry was the top vote getter and he deserves it with his team holding the best record in the NBA. Kobe Bryant is likely going to miss the All-Star game with his rotator cuff tear, so James Harden or Klay Thompson will likely replace him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:22 pm
    • Trey Burke benched on Thursday against Bucks
      Trey Burke will shift to the bench for Thursday's game against the Bucks, and rookie Dante Exum will replace him in the starting lineup.

      Advice: Burke's owners shouldn't panic just yet, as there is no indication that this will be a permanent move. We will continue to follow this story closely, and we will let you know how he fares after the game. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:55 pm
    • Nick Young (thumb) is probable for Friday
      Nick Young has a sprained right thumb and is listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: This is the first we are hearing about his thumb but he should be fine for Friday's game. We just learned that Kobe Bryant could be sidelined for quite some time due to a tear in his rotator cuff, so Young shouldn't be floating around many waiver wires at this point. We will pass along additional updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:47 pm
       
      Injured
    • Marco Belinelli (groin) out against the Bulls
      Marco Belinelli (groin) will not play against the Bulls on Thursday.

      Advice: He has been sidelined since Jan. 9, and considering this is the second time that he has seen extensive time on the sidelines due to his groin, the Spurs likely won't bring him back until he is 100 percent. Consider Belinelli day-to-day for now, and expect Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills and Cory Joseph to fill the void. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:04 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs LAC
    • Ricky Rubio's injury more than ankle sprain
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been dealing with more than a high ankle sprain, according to Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders.

      Advice: Saunders told reporters that his point guard's recovery process has also been prolong by damaged muscles and ligaments that lead from his ankle to his toes. "It's not him not wanting to play or not working," Saunders said. "We as an organization and the doctors who are involved have been the ones who have tried to hold him back." While two specialists have cautioned Rubio that a rushed return could result in a stress fracture, he seems to be inching closer to a return and should be owned in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:56 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Cle
    • Stephen Curry torches Rockets for win
      Stephen Curry hit 7-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 22 points, three rebounds, 10 assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Rockets.

      Advice: Patrick Beverley didn't slow him or Klay Thompson down tonight and Curry is going to start for the Western All-Stars, although that won't be official until later on Thursday. The Warriors have now won 17 straight games at home, which is a franchise record. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:50 pm
    • Eric Bledsoe scores career-high 33 in win
      Eric Bledsoe hit 11-of-22 shots, a 3-pointer and 10-of-15 free throws for a career-high 33 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals in 34 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Blazers.

      Advice: That's a season high in points for Bledsoe, who has increased his scoring in each of his last five games. Isaiah Thomas came off the bench for 27 points and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes, while starter Goran Dragic added 16 points, four assists and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes. Thomas is coming on again, so it wouldn't be surprising to suddenly see Dragic or Bledsoe start to struggle a bit, but that was not the case tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:44 pm
    • Tyreke Evans scores 19 in win over Lakers
      Tyreke Evans started at point guard again and hit 8-of-19 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal on Wednesday.

      Advice: Jrue Holiday is expected to miss the next two to four weeks with a leg injury, meaning Evans should continue to start. It's no surprise that Evans and Eric Gordon went off against the Lakers, as they constantly give it up to opposing guards, but both players are must-own right now, regardless of who they're playing. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:45 pm
    • Eric Gordon double-doubles in win
      Eric Gordon stayed hot on Wednesday with 17 points, five rebounds, 10 assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 7-of-13 shooting.

      Advice: He's healthy and on fire right now, and with Jrue Holiday expected out for the next two to four weeks, Gordon should now be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:41 pm
    • J.R. Smith fires 16 more shots in another win
      J.R. Smith started again and hit 5-of-16 shots and 2-of-11 3-pointers for 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: Love him or hate him, Smith is starting and averaging 17.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.4 steals and 3.8 3-pointers over his last five games, while shooting 46 percent. We've seen him go on streaks like this before and he should be in your lineup until he comes back to earth. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:51 pm
    • Trey Burke disappears in loss to Cavaliers
      Trey Burke was invisible on Wednesday, hitting just 1-of-10 shots and finishing with two points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 19 minutes.

      Advice: This wasn't Burke's night and there are no reports of an injury. He'll bounce back soon and this was likely just an off-night against Kyrie Irving. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:38 pm
    • Rubio's bruise, muscle tear held him back
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been dealing with bone bruise and muscle tears in his rehab.

      Advice: He's getting closer to a return, but this explains why he's been out for so long. Mo Williams will start again in a favorable matchup against the Mavericks. Rubio should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:51 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Cle
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out against Dallas Wed
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against Dallas as expected.

      Advice: He has been participating in contact drills and is said to be targeting a return in late January, so his owners will likely be able to activate him soon. We will continue to provide updates on Rubio's status, and Mo Williams will continue to be the primary beneficiary in his absence. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:38 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Cle
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