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    • Ty Lawson will start on Sunday vs. Washington
      Ty Lawson will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: Lawson was unavailable for Friday's game after being arrested for his second DUI early Friday morning. However, he'll be back in the lineup today, and he's obviously a must-start option every time he's in uniform. Jameer Nelson and Randy Foye's value will take a hit with Lawson back in the rotation. Rotoworld.com
      59 minutes ago
    • Derrick Rose scores 19 on 7-of-17 shooting
      Derrick Rose scored 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting on Sunday, adding four assists, two rebounds, one steal, one block, and four turnovers.

      Advice: Low shooting percentages and a high turnover rate have really limited Rose' value this season, but at least he's managed to stay healthy. However, he is having a nice January with averages of 19.7 points, 5.3 assists, 2.3 three-pointers, 2.7 turnovers, and 1.0 steal per game. However, with the injury risk that is Rose, selling-high at this point would be advisable. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:23 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey will start on Sunday vs. ORL
      Rodney Stuckey will slide into the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. Orlando with C.J. Miles (groin) unavailable.

      Advice: Stuckey is a rather one-dimensional player, so he makes for a better option in points leagues. He's averaging 11.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists as a starter for the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:59 pm
    • Dwyane Wade goes for 26-3-3 in Miami win
      Dwyane Wade scored 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting during Sunday's win over the Bulls, adding three rebounds, three assists, and five turnovers.

      Advice: Wade was also a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe, and it appears he's completely over his illness that held him back during Friday's game. Wade also reportedly told Hassan Whiteside to shut up and block shots, which resulted in Whiteside setting a franchise and career-high in blocked shots (12) tonight. Nice. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:47 pm
    • D.J. Augustin starting Sunday vs. Toronto
      D.J. Augustin will start at point guard for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: The Pistons are looking at adding a third point guard, but Augustin is going to have essentially zero competition for playing time with Brandon Jennings (Achilles) going down for the rest of the season. Augustin needs to be picked up in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:43 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
      Today, 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
      Today, 1:18 pm
    • Elfrid Payton (knee) likely to start Sunday
      Elfrid Payton (knee) is expected to start on Sunday vs. Indiana.

      Advice: Payton is not being listed on the injury report, so all signs are pointing towards him giving it a go on Sunday. Payton has been playing well during the month of January with averages of 10.8 points, 7.2 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.1 steals on 46.3 percent shooting from the field. However, he will have a difficult matchup against the Pacers today, so he's a bit of a risky play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:09 pm
    • Report: CHA wants Kemba Walker to get surgery
      Kemba Walker is reportedly being advised by Charlotte management to undergo surgery due to the fact that he is dealing with an injury to his meniscus.

      Advice: Walker is set to undergo an MRI on Monday, after which we will know more about his status. It's not yet known whether he is dealing with a separate tear, or if it's the same cyst that he's been dealing with since high school. If the surgery is done for a cyst he would be looking at around six weeks on the sidelines, but a separate tear would likely be the end of Walker’s season. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:59 pm
       
      Injured
    • Shelvin Mack (calf) out Sunday vs. Minnesota
      Shelvin Mack (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

      Advice: Mack has been sidelined since Jan. 17, and he currently is without an official timetable to return. However, he's not a major part of the Hawks' rotation so his absence means very little in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:45 pm
    • Report: DET likely to call up Lorenzo Brown
      Detroit is reportedly strongly considering calling up Lorenzo Brown from their D-League affiliate.

      Advice: Brown would be fighting for reserve minutes with Spencer Dinwiddie, so he'd be unlikely to get enough playing time to matter in most leagues. Until he actually signs a contract, Brown can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:05 pm
    • D.J. Augustin set to become starting PG
      With news coming out that Brandon Jennings will miss the remainder of the season with an Achilles injury, D.J. Augustin is set to become the starting point guard in Detroit.

      Advice: Augustin is averaging 13.3 points, 6.3 assists, 1.3 three-pointers, and 3.3 turnovers through three games as a starter for Detroit. Make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire, as he has now officially become a must-own player in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:59 am
    • Brandon Jennings (Achilles) done for the year
      Brandon Jennings will miss the remainder of the season with a full tear of his left Achilles.

      Advice: This is a tough blow for the Pistons, and we wish Jennings a speedy recovery. Typically these types of injuries take 7-12 months for a complete recovery, and that's just talking about returning to the court. D.J. Augustin becomes a must-own guy with Jennings unavailable for the rest of the season, and Spencer Dinwiddie will also enter the rotation as the primary reserve off the bench. If Augustin is sitting on your waiver wire, go grab him now as he's averaged 13.3 points, 6.3 assists, and 1.3 three-pointers as a starter for Detroit. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:33 am
    • 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
      Today, 10:51 am
    • Pistons may have interest in Pablo Prigioni
      The Pistons have been one of the teams who have shown an exploratory interest in Pablo Prigioni.

      Advice: Brandon Jennings (Achilles) is likely done for the season pending the results of an MRI, but it is still a little puzzling to see them go after Prigioni when they have two capable backup point guards in D.J. Augustin and Spencer Dinwiddie. Nothing is imminent at the moment, but we will pass along further updates as needed. To be clear, there is no need to consider Prigioni in almost any league at the moment. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:05 am
    • Brian Roberts could get more minutes?
      If Kemba Walker (knee) needs surgery, Brian Roberts would take over as the starter.

      Advice: The Hornets are just giving Walker an MRI as a precaution, but there is still the possibility he needs to miss time. Roberts led the NBA in free throw percentage last season and he's capable putting up numbers in steals, dimes and treys. At this point, it's not a bad idea to add Roberts in competitive leagues until Walker gets the all clear. We should have the results in the next few days. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:05 am
    • Surgery could be an option for Kemba Walker?
      Kemba Walker is set to have an MRI on his knee and surgery is reportedly not off the table.

      Advice: He has been dealing with a cyst in his left knee since high school so it's very surprising to see it flare up now. There is no indication as to when Walker will be evaluated, but we would expect another report soon. Walker's owners shouldn't panic just yet, and should wait until further details are released before doing anything drastic. Should Walker miss any time, Brian Roberts will likely step into a starting role with Lance Stephenson and Gary Neal also handling the ball more. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:51 am
       
      Injured
    • Jose Calderon (knee) unsure for Monday
      Jose Calderon's (knee) status for Monday's game against Sacramento is uncertain at this point according to coach Derek Fisher.

      Advice: Coach Fisher did say that Calderon was making good progress, but we would guess that he is closer to doubtful considering that he didn't even make the trip to Charlotte on Saturday. If Calderon is unable to play, Langston Galloway will get another chance to run the show for New York with Shane Larkin picking up a few more minutes off the bench. If you are in need of a guard, Galloway deserves a long look. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:25 am
    • Goran Dragic would consider return to Houston
      Goran Dragic said that he will keep an open mind in free agency, and that he would even consider a return to Houston.

      Advice: "Every team in the NBA is an option to me, because it is a privilege to play for any team in the NBA," Dragic said. "When the time comes I’m going to sit down with my family and my agent and try to make the best decision for myself." It's no secret that Dragic has drawn plenty of interest from several teams, as he has really taken a step forward in his development in recent years. However, despite all the rumors it doesn't appear that Phoenix is willing to trade him at this point in the season and they will likely have to risk letting him walk in free agency without getting anything in return. As always, we will continue to monitor this situation closely. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:16 am
    • Woj: 'Strong belief' Jennings tore Achilles
      There is a "strong belief" within the Pistons that Brandon Jennings tore his left Achilles on Saturday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

      Advice: Sadly, all signs support this claim. Jennings was in agonizing pain at the time of the injury and couldn't put any weight on his leg. Those who have torn their Achilles before have mentioned it felt like being drilled with a baseball in their lower leg, which seemed to be the case for Jennings. The Pistons will conduct an MRI to confirm the damage, but fantasy owners in all re-draft leagues should consider Jennings out for the season. D.J. Augustin is expected to start and is worth owning in all standard leagues. Spencer Dinwiddie will also get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:24 pm
    • John Wall scores 25 points vs. Blazers
      John Wall scored a team-high 25 points against the Blazers during a 103-96 loss on Saturday, adding four rebounds, nine assists and one steal.

      Advice: It's his first 20-point game in his last five tries and it was also the first time he was above 50 percent from the field in that span, too. Wall's offensive numbers are going down a bit due to a drop in efficiency and usage rate, but he's still leading the NBA in assists per game with over two steals per game. He's a stud. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:49 pm
    • Dante Exum suddenly good from 3-point range
      Dante Exum made 5-of-7 from the field for 13 points during a 108-73 win over the Nets on Saturday with four rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He is inexplicably a knock-down shooter in the starting lineup. In his last two games as the starter, Exum averaged 14.0 points, 2.0 boards, 4.5 assists and 4.0 triples on 52.6 percent from the field. That's good for a 73.7 effective field goal percentage, which is actually higher than Kyle Korver this season. Exum's shot is a little funky and he was not effective from deep before this hot streak. He still doesn't have a tremendous game for fantasy, but go ahead and give him a look to see if he can keep his 19-year-old Aussie magic going. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:35 pm
    • 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
      Yesterday, 9:28 pm
    • Jarrett Jack is a lone bright spot vs. Jazz
      Jarrett Jack scored 16 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Jazz during a 108-73 loss on Saturday.

      Advice: Deron Williams (ribs) could be back at some point, but Jack is just playing too well for his owners to make a proactive cut. He is worth owning in all standard leagues even though there's a chance he's traded for a draft pick. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    • DJ Augustin set for major increase in minutes
      D.J. Augustin played 15 minutes on Saturday against the Bucks with two points and two steals.

      Advice: Despite the awful game, Augustin is set for a significant bump on playing time. Brandon Jennings (leg) is possibly out for the season, so expect DJA to play close to 30-35 minutes. He can add some steals, dimes and triples, which makes him some worth grabbing in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:18 pm
    • SVG: Jennings out for foreseeable future
      Coach Stan Van Gundy said Brandon Jennings' foot injury "doesn't look good" and he will be out for the foreseeable future.

      Advice: The Pistons will give him an MRI in the coming days to confirm the diagnosis. Looking at the circumstantial evidence, Jennings is likely out for the season with an Achilles tear. To be clear, that is still just an educated guess and it has not been confirmed. D.J. Augustin is going to pick up around 10 minutes per game and should be owned in all standard leagues. Spencer Dinwiddie will also play more. Hopefully, we're wrong on Jennings. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:09 pm
    • Brian Roberts plays 33 points in win
      Brian Roberts scored 17 points with three rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer during a start against the Knicks on Saturday.

      Advice: He played off the ball a little more than the last time Kemba Walker (knee) missed time because the Hornets have Lance Stephenson and Al Jefferson back this time. Roberts is only going to have decent fantasy value while Walker is out, which doesn't appear to be too long because he only has some soreness. Unless you're cutting dead weight, he can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:58 pm
    • Brandon Jennings leaves game with leg injury
      Brandon Jennings suffered a left leg injury and went to the locker room on Saturday.

      Advice: It did not look good at all and his teammates were very discouraged. Jennings had to be taken to the locker room in a wheelchair, so it could be a severe ankle injury or an Achilles issue. If you're looking to add a point guard, D.J. Augustin is a very strong speculative add right now. Spencer Dinwiddie will also get in the rotation. Jennings finished with 16 points, two rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:13 pm
    • 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
      Yesterday, 2:54 pm
    • Kemba Walker (knee soreness) out Saturday
      Kemba Walker (left knee cyst) will miss Saturday's game against the Knicks due to knee soreness.

      Advice: With tonight off, he'll have four days to recover. Walker had a really bad game against the Cavs on Friday, so it makes sense to sit him down. It'll be Brian Robert logging minutes as the starter in a favorable matchup. We can also expect to see Lance Stephenson run the offense a little more tonight. Gary Neal will also play some minutes at backup point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:02 pm
       
      Injured
    • George Hill has soreness, expects to play
      George Hill is experiencing some soreness from Friday, but is expected to play against the Magic on Sunday.

      Advice: The severity of the soreness is not known, but this certainly isn't good news. Hill has dealt with his groin strain for basically three years and he's already aggravated it once. He'll likely be on a minutes limit again on Sunday and is more of a stash. Donald Sloan may still see a few more minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:48 pm
    • Ty Lawson will return to the lineup on Sunday
      Ty Lawson (personal) will play against the Wizards on Sunday.

      Advice: After missing Friday due to an arrest earlier in the day, he'll likely be back in his former role. Lawson apologized to his teammates and has already spoken with coach Brian Shaw. If you added Jameer Nelson based on his impressive Friday showing alone, you can probably reconsider. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:43 pm
    • Dante Exum to draw another start vs. Nets
      Dante Exum will draw his second straight start over Trey Burke for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Exum scored a career-high 15 points in a start on Thursday, and it looks like he has a real chance to replace Trey Burke for good. Coach Quin Snyder did say that his lineup wasn't set in stone, so this will definitely be a situation worth monitoring going forward. Burke's value will continue to trend down as long as he comes off the bench and his owners should be concerned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:50 am
    • Elfrid Payton not listed on the injury report
      Elfrid Payton is not listed on the injury report despite tweaking his knee during Friday's game against the Knicks, and he will play on Sunday vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: We have seen a lot of promising rookies suffer injuries this season, so it's great to see Payton dodge a bullet here. Over his last 10 games he has averaged 10.3 points, 6.9 assists, 4.3 boards and 2 steals per game, so owners can comfortably deploy him as usual. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:17 am
    • Jose Calderon (knee) is out vs. Charlotte
      Jose Calderon (knee) will not play vs. Charlotte on Saturday.

      Advice: He didn't even make the trip to Charlotte which suggests he could be looking at additional time on the sidelines, so we will be sure to monitor that situation closely. Shane Larkin will likely draw the start and is worth a look in deeper leagues for short-term value, while promising rookie Langston Galloway should see a bump in production with this news and is worth a long look. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:53 am
    • Jose Calderon (knee) is unsure for Saturday
      Jose Calderon (knee) is unsure if he will be able to play vs. Charlotte on Saturday.

      Advice: He suffered a contusion during the third quarter of Friday's game and was unable to return, and also wasn't able to put any weight on his left leg after it happened. X-rays were negative, but it sounds like Calderon is much closer to doubtful for this contest. If he does end up missing time, Shane Larkin would likely draw the start and would be a decent plug-and-play option in daily leagues, while Langston Galloway would have even more opportunity to build on his momentum. We will continue to provide updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:05 am
    • Will Bynum drawing interest from Cavaliers
      Will Bynum has been drawing interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

      Advice: Bynum's play with the Guandong Southern Tigers has drawn the attention of several NBA teams, but the Cavaliers are adamant on adding a backup point guard and it appears that he is near the top of their list. Regardless, if Bynum did end up in Cleveland he would likely have a very limited role behind Kyrie Irving so there is no need to consider an add in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:13 am
    • Bradley scores 18 points with four threes
      Avery Bradley scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting (including four threes) with six rebounds and one assist in Friday's win.

      Advice: Bradley has been a low-end value and with Jeff Green out he might be a bit more consistent now. Give him a look if you need a 3-point shooter. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:30 am
    • 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
    • Wade (illness) struggles through Friday's win
      Dwyane Wade played through an illness on Friday against the Pacers, finishing with 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting with zero rebounds, four assists and two steals in 32 minutes.

      Advice: The illness certainly affected his performance and with six turnovers owners would have been fine if he just skipped this one. He's a major shutdown candidate and owners will want to root for the Heat to stay healthy and competitive for a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:47 pm
    • George Hill (groin) logs 20 minutes in return
      George Hill (groin) returned to action in Friday's loss to the Heat, scoring 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting (no threes) with zero rebounds, two assists and one steal in 20 minutes.

      Advice: This is pretty much on par with what we expected and he should not be floating around any waiver wires. As long as he is healthy he'll be a major part of the Pacers' attack and has mid-round upside. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:44 pm
    • Sloan back to irrelevant with Hill back
      Donald Sloan scored two points with four rebounds and one assist in nine minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Sloan is back to being irrelevant in fantasy leagues with George Hill back on the floor. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:31 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
    • Goran Dragic benched late after tech
      Goran Dragic did not play down the stretch on Friday, finishing with two points and two assists in 18 minutes.

      Advice: There's talk of coach Jeff Hornacek benching Dragic because of his technical foul and a new team rule that says a player will be benched after a tech. Dragic should be fine for his next game, but he will have his bad games due to the Suns' depth at guard. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:01 pm
    • Pablo Prigioni plays 19 minutes
      Pablo Prigioni played 19 minute against the Magic on Friday with nine points, two rebounds, one assist and two steals.

      Advice: He could get minutes in the 20s now, but the Knicks are looking to trade Prigioni and he's certainly not in the future plans. We've already seen he really has no upside, so there's little reason to grab him even with the injury to Jose Calderon (knee). Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:02 pm
    • Elfrid Payton has knee soreness, says he's OK
      Elfrid Payton suffered some knee soreness late in the fourth quarter of Friday's game against the Knicks and did not return.

      Advice: "I’m good — a little sore," Payton said. "The doctor came in and checked me out. No severe pain. No real pain. He said I’m really good." He also tweeted he's "good" following the game, so it sounds like he's good. Payton had a nice game at Madison Square Garden with nine points, three rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and one block. He's not going to have a high ceiling in standard leagues, but he's looking like a nice property in points formats. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:43 pm
    • Kemba Walker has another poor showing
      Kemba Walker struggled for the second straight game during a pathetic 129-90 loss to the Cavs on Friday, making 3-of-14 from the field for eight points with four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made just 3-of-14 from the field tonight after making just 2-of-9 on Wednesday. Walker was thriving while the Hornets had their big guns on the sidelines, but his efficiency went way up along with the usage rate. He had most of his success off the dribble, which is a bit more of an isolated stat based on who he's playing next too. He'll bounce back soon. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:01 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jose Calderon suffers knee contusion vs. Magic
      Jose Calderon suffered a knee contusion on Friday and will not return.

      Advice: X-rays were negative, so the good news is that he didn't break anything. He looked to have banged knees with Elfrid Payton and couldn't put any weight on his left leg on his way to the locker room. If he's out, Shane Larkin is the favorite to start and he'd be worth a look in 14- and 16-team leagues. Langston Galloway would also get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:07 pm
    • Ty Lawson out on Friday night vs. Boston
      Ty Lawson will not play on Friday night against the Celtics.

      Advice: He is not at the arena tonight and will be with the team on Saturday. Lawson was arrested for his second DUI on Friday morning following a team function on Thursday night. Jameer Nelson will start and is a very solid play for DFS tonight. Expect Randy Foye to get some extra run, as well. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:58 pm
    • George Hill (groin) will be active for Friday
      George Hill (groin) will be on the active roster for Friday's game vs. Miami.

      Advice: While he isn't starting, is appears that he will play, and that will likely hurt the value of C.J. Watson and Donald Sloan. He's not a must-start guy tonight as he'll likely be eased back into things, but he deserves to be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:48 pm
    • Wade and Deng starting, Whiteside is not
      Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng will start against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: We're still waiting to see what's up with Hassan Whiteside. Wade appears to be good to go and should run the offense for the Heat tonight as one of the highest usage rate guys in the NBA. Start him in your standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:38 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey coming off the bench
      Rodney Stuckey will come off the bench against the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: He can't seem to find a role with the team and his minutes have been inconsistent in 2015. Stuckey also has made just 42.7 percent from the field in 2015 and he hasn't made a 3-pointer in any of his previous five games. He's not worth owning in standard leagues and will take a hit with George Hill coming back. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:33 pm
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) planning on playing
      Dwyane Wade (illness) is planning on playing giant the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: He is in the arena and there's no indication that he will sit. Wade missed shootaround this morning and he's likely going to be less than 100 percent. He'll be a risky play in DFS tonight and we'll look for an other update regarding his status in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:52 pm
    • Report: Ty Lawson arrested for DUI Friday
      Ty Lawson was reportedly arrested for a DUI at 1:20 in the morning on Friday, according to Denver radio host Darren McKee.

      Advice: He was also charged with speeding and careless driving, and this will most likely result in a short suspension from the league. His status for Friday's home game vs. the Celtics isn't clear, but we'll update his status once the Nuggets make a public comment. If Lawson can't suit up, Jameer Nelson would likely assume a heavy workload as the starting PG. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:37 am
    • George Hill (groin) expected to play vs. Heat
      George Hill (groin) is expected to return to action vs. the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: Hill won't immediately join the starting lineup but his return is still bad news for the limited value of C.J. Watson and Donald Sloan. Hill hasn't played since Dec. 31 and may need a few games to scrape off the rust, but he belongs on a roster in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:14 am
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) questionable vs. Pacers
      Dwyane Wade (illness) didn't go through Friday's shootaround and he's questionable to play vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: Hassan Whiteside (ankle) is also questionable but it sounds like Luol Deng (illness) will be back in uniform, giving Miami a much-needed boost if Wade isn't able to suit up. The Heat are unlikely to determine his status until close to the 7:30 ET tip-off in Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:30 am
    • Derrick Rose take off medical minute-limit
      The Bulls have lifted all playing-time restrictions for Derrick Rose, who logged a season-high 37 minutes last Saturday.

      Advice: "I think the more he plays, the better he's going to be," Tom Thibodeau said after Thursday's convincing win vs. the Spurs. Rose has missed 11 games this season but he's been healthy and effective over Chicago's past six games, averaging 23.7 points, 3.5 triples, 6.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 32 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:37 am
    • Pat Riley says Heat have 'underachieved'
      Heat president Pat Riley said on Thursday that his team has "underachieved" this season.

      Advice: "We’ve had a lot of opportunities, 10 or 12 games to overcome adversity ... and we haven’t been able to," Riley said. "We are in the fight with five or six other teams for probably the playoffs, spots six, seven and eight." Miami's 18-24 record puts them in the No. 7 seed in the East, but they're just three games above the No. 11 seed Celtics. Dwyane Wade and company will try to pad their lead with a home win vs. the Pacers on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:20 am
    • Jarrett Jack really struggles on Thursday
      Jarrett Jack didn't have it on Thursday during a 123-84 loss to the Clippers, making 3-of-11 from the field for seven points with one rebound, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He didn't play in the fourth quarter with the Nets already down 40 points. Jack is logging major minutes and was at 40.0 per game in his previous two, so he's a must-start player right now due to his output in points, assists, steals and treys. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:34 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
    • Dante Exum starts with 5 treys for 15 points
      Dante Exum moved into the starting lineup and scored a career-high 15 points against the Bucks on Thursday with five assists and a career-high five 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: He's a career 30.1 percent shooter from deep, so this was a major shock to see him make more than three treys for the first time in his career. Exum also ran the point even when he played next to Trey Burke tonight and matched his career high in dimes (this is his seventh five-dime game this season). His minutes are clearly climbing and he's on the radar in deeper leagues. The steals aren't there and he's likely going to shoot around 40 percent from the field this season, so he's not a great add in standard leagues yet. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:29 pm
    • Derrick Rose scores an efficient 22 points
      Derrick Rose made 9-of-16 from the field and both free throws for 22 points against the Spurs on Thursday with two rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He looked awesome today and coach Gregg Popovich pulled out all the stops to try and contain the former MVP. Rose is hitting on all cylinders right now with averages over his last five of 24.8 points, 3.2 boards, 6.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 4.0 triples on 48.9 percent from the field. This is probably going to be the pinnacle of his fantasy value and he is still a guy the Bulls won't hesitate to sit, so he's a sell-high player. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:59 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
    • Dante Exum starting over Trey Burke Thursday
      Dante Exum will start over Trey Burke on Thursday against the Bucks.

      Advice: Wow. Coach Quin Snyder said that he is making the switch in order to bolster the second unit, but this definitely comes out of nowhere. Exum has simply been too bad to rely on in most leagues, so we wouldn't recommend an add outside of deeper leagues for now. Burke's owners should be patient and see how things play out in Utah. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:43 pm
    • Derrick Rose is no longer on a minutes limit
      Derrick Rose has been cleared to play as many minutes as he can handle moving forward.

      Advice: He has averaged 32.8 minutes per game in January which speaks volumes of his health recently. To put that into perspective, Rose averaged 30 minutes during December and just 25.9 in November. While it's hard to ever imagine Rose returning to MVP form, it's good to see him moving in the right direction. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:21 pm
    • Dwyane Wade fined $15,000 on Thursday
      Dwyane Wade was fined $15,000 by the NBA for making an obscene gesture during Wednesday's loss to Charlotte.

      Advice: It has been a rough season for the Heat so it's not surprising to see Wade let out some frustration. On the bright side, Wade was able to play through his hamstring injury on Wednesday and it didn't appear that he was limited in any fashion. As always, simply check the injury report before inserting Wade into lineups as his next DNP is always right around the corner. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:15 pm
    • George Hill (groin) now questionable Friday
      George Hill (groin) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday's game vs. the Heat.

      Advice: He has been sidelined since Dec. 31, so this is welcome news for his owners. Hill's return would likely send C.J. Watson back to the bench, ruining his already limited value. Donald Sloan would also likely fall out of the rotation completely, so owners in deep leagues should have another plan ready. If Hill is somehow available in your league, he is more than worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:52 pm
    • Will Bynum drawing interest from NBA teams
      Will Bynum has been drawing interest from NBA teams, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

      Advice: The Guandong Southern Tigers of China have won 22 consecutive games since Bynum debuted with the team and the NBA has taken notice. The 32-year-old will likely hook on with an NBA team after his season ends in China, but that may not be until late-February after the Chinese playoffs end. Bynum would help solidify someone's bench depth, but he won't have any fantasy value if he does indeed return to the NBA. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:15 am
    • Pablo Prigioni on Knicks' trading block
      The Knicks are reportedly looking to trade Pablo Prigioni.

      Advice: According to Adam Zagoria, the Knicks would like to move Prigioni for a second round pick as he's not currently part of the rotation and isn't part of the team's future. While Prigioni's agent said European teams have expressed interest in his client's services if something should happen, the 37-year-old can be dropped in all fantasy leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:32 am
    • Jarrett Jack has another nice effort in win
      Jarrett Jack had a productive game in a 103-100 win at Sacramento on Wednesday with 16 points, four rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

      Advice: Deron Williams (ribs) is going to miss at least the next three games and there's a decent chance we don't see him this month. Even once he does return. Jack's minutes should be safe in the 20s and he'll likely start, as well. He should be owned everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:23 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
    • John Wall scores 18 points vs. OKC
      John Wall handed out 13 assists against the Thunder during an 105-103 overtime loss on Wednesday, adding 18 points with six rebounds, four steals and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He moved into sole possession of assists per game and he's done a great job of passing. However, the scoring has fallen off since Bradley Beal has played big minutes. Since Beal played more than 35 minutes in his first game this season on Dec. 3, Wall has scored just 16.2 points with a usage rate of 23.8 and an effective field goal percentage of 51.2. Before that, Wall had a 26.8 usage, a 45.8 eFG% and 18.1 points per game. Regardless, he's a fantasy stud. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:56 pm
    • Jose Calderon scores 15 points vs. Philly
      Jose Calderon played well against the 76ers on Wednesday with 15 points, five rebounds, seven assists and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

      Advice: This was a long overdue for Calderon. In his previous 10 games, he managed to make just 33.0 percent from the field for averages of 7.7 points, 2.8 boards and 3.8 assists. Calderon is usually a nine-category stud, so there's certainly a chance he can keep the ball rolling against the Magic on Friday. He's worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:23 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
    • Kemba Walker struggles with shot in return
      Kemba Walker returned from a knee injury on Wednesday but hit just 4-of-17 shots and 2-of-9 3-pointers in a tough win over the Heat.

      Advice: Walker finished with 15 points, two rebounds and just one assist after missing two games, but the good news is he played 34 minutes and made some clutch free throws down the stretched that helped secure a close win. As long as he didn't suffer a setback, he should be good to go, while the Hornets have now quietly won eight of their last nine games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:13 pm
       
      Injured
    • Brandon Jennings blows up w/ 24 pts, 21 dimes
      Brandon Jennings handed out a career-high 21 assists during the Pistons' win vs. Orlando on Wednesday, while scoring 24 points and turning the ball over just twice in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He's the first player to have 20+ points and 20+ assists in a game since Steve Nash did it in 2009, and only four players have done it since 2000 -- Jennings, Nash, Ramon Sessions and Jalen Rose. Jennings has been in a shooting slump lately but he's looked like a different player since Josh Smith's departure, flirting with top-20 value despite averaging a mere 28.1 minutes over the past month. Congratulations are in order if you stuck with him during his early-season doldrums. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:09 pm
    • Dwyane Wade hits 8-of-21 shots in start
      Dwyane Wade played through a hamstring injury on Wednesday and hit just 8-of-21 shots for 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals.

      Advice: He missed a couple games with the injury and has now played in two straight with it. Wade may or may not be out of the woods, but given his history, there's a chance he misses another game sooner than later. Wade should basically be considered day-to-day for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:59 pm
    • Kemba Walker (knee) will play vs. Heat
      Kemba Walker (knee) will play against the Heat on Wednesday.

      Advice: There is no word of any restrictions on Walker today, so he should be good to go. Brian Roberts will move back to the bench and likely get minutes in the teens. Walker was awesome before his injury, but he did dominate without Al Jefferson and Lance Stephenson. He's a risky DFS guy tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:28 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dwyane Wade will start vs. Hornets Wednesday
      Updating a previous report, Dwyane Wade will start Wednesday's game in Charlotte.

      Advice: Beat writer Joe Goodman reported that Wade was receiving treatment on his hamstring pre-game, casting some doubt on his status, but the team's official Twitter account has since listed him as a starter. Get him into your active lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:28 pm
    • Kemba Walker (knee) is a game-time decision
      Kemba Walker (knee) is a game-time decision to face the Heat on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is going to go through warmups to make sure he feels ready to go. Walker missed the last two games with a cyst on his knee and he's more than likely to play, which would push Brian Roberts to a bench role. Kemba was fantastic before his injury, but it should be interesting to see how he co-exists with Al Jefferson and Lance Stephenson. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:19 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kemba Walker (knee) now expected to play
      Kemba Walker (knee) went through shootaround and all signs point to him starting on Wednesday against Miami.

      Advice: He is averaging 19.2 points, 5.4 assists, 3.9 boards, 1.6 3-pointers and 1.4 steals on the season, so his owners will be thrilled to have him back after a two-game absence. Brian Roberts filled in for Walker during his absence, but given his poor play, owners can't drop him fast enough. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:25 am
       
      Injured
    • George Hill (groin) out again on Wednesday
      George Hill (groin) will miss Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: This will be his 11th straight game on the sidelines, and he has only been able to play in five games so far this season. Hill did return to practice on Tuesday suggesting that his return is getting closer, but there is no telling when we will see him in uniform again. C.J. Watson and Donald Sloan will continue to fill the void for the Pacers, but neither player is reliable enough to use in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:56 am
    • Ty Lawson has four pts in 4th straight loss
      Ty Lawson dished out eight assists vs. the Spurs but he scored only four points on 2-of-6 shooting, just his sixth game with single-digit points all season.

      Advice: Lawson's career-high 10.0 dimes have been diminished in fantasy leagues by poor percentages (43.6 percent FGs, 72.5 percent FTs), but that hasn't prevented him from posting top-50 value in 8-cat leagues. He's played at least 30 minutes in every game since Dec. 1, and his 37.2 minutes per game rank fourth in the NBA behind LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:58 pm
    • Heat fall to Thunder in Dwyane Wade's return
      Dwyane Wade (hamstring) logged 34 minutes in his return on Tuesday, scoring 18 points on 8-of-18 shooting in a tough home loss to the Thunder.

      Advice: Miami was rolling in the first half until starting C Hassan Whiteside sprained his ankle, and they didn't have enough firepower to keep up with OKC down the stretch. Wade's defensive rating trailed only Mario Chalmers on Tuesday and he led the team with six assists, so it's safe to say that his hamstring is feeling better. Miami fell to 18-23 with the loss, but that's still good enough for the 7th seed in the East. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:28 pm
    • Mario Chalmers quiet in 28 minutes vs Thunder
      Mario Chalmers struggled in 28 minutes on Tuesday, finishing a loss to the Thunder with six points, one rebound, three assists and four turnovers.

      Advice: Chalmers had a golden opportunity with Dwyane Wade out over the past two games, but he sputtered out with averages of 7.0 points on 27.8 percent shooting, 3.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals. His fantasy value has been dragged down by the heavy anchor of sub-40 percent shooting, and he belongs on fantasy benches until he heats up. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:20 pm
    • George Hill (groin) practices in full on Tues
      George Hill (groin) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, but his status for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks has not yet been determined.

      Advice: We'll get another update on Hill following Wednesday's shootaround, but his return to practice can be viewed as a positive sign. If he is able to go, C.J. Watson would likely head back to the bench and his already limited value would take a hit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:07 pm
    • MRI confirms calf strain for Shelvin Mack
      An MRI confirmed a left calf strain for Shelvin Mack, and he remains out for Wednesday's game vs. Indiana.

      Advice: Mack is the third-string point guard in Atlanta, so his absence doesn't mean much with regards to fantasy. Dennis Schroder will pick up most of his reserve minutes, but as long as Jeff Teague is healthy, both Mack and Schroder belong on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:19 pm
    • Kemba Walker present at Tuesday practice
      Kemba Walker (knee) was able to practice on Tuesday.

      Advice: Assuming there are no setbacks before Wednesday's game against Miami, Walker is scheduled to start against the Heat. If he's unable to go, Brian Roberts would again draw the start in his place, but we'll have more updates prior to tip-off on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:32 am
       
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose vents frustration after CLE loss
      Derrick Rose expressed his frustration with the Bulls' communication during Monday's loss to the Cavaliers.

      Advice: While Rose was careful to say that his words applied to the entire team, he wasn't remotely happy about the way the Bulls played on Monday. "Everybody has to be on the same page," Rose said. "Until then, we're going to continue to get our ass kicked." The former MVP is averaging 24.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 3.8 three-pointers over his last five games, but remains a sell-high candidate due to his injury risk and possibility of him resting in games later in the season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:00 am
    • Dragic posts 24-9-5 line in win over Lakers
      Goran Dragic scored 24 points on 11-of-15 shooting with nine rebounds, five assists and a steal in the Suns' 115-100 win over the Lakers on Monday.

      Advice: Dragic and the other guards have steadily improved as the season has gone on, and he's returning top-50 value after a really shaky start. Eric Bledsoe added 17 points, five rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two threes in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:43 am
    • Sloan scores 17 points with six assists
      Donald Sloan scored 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting with one rebound, six assists, one steal and one three in 24 minutes off the bench in Monday's lopsided loss.

      Advice: Sloan enjoyed some garbage time and he hasn't been very consistent, providing just low-end value based on sporadic outbursts like this. With George Hill returning soon, there's enough not to like for owners in 12-14 team leagues to stay away. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:42 pm
    • Ty Lawson scores 19 points
      Ty Lawson scored more than the other four Nuggets starters combined during a 122-79 loss to the Warriors on Monday, making 8-of-14 from the field for 19 points with one rebound, six assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Nuggets will want to forget this one because they were down 27 points at halftime. As for Lawson, he's been effective over his last five with averages of 20.6 points, 3.6 boards, 9.0 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.0 treys. He's playing like a top-five fantasy point guard except for the sub-par foul shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:47 pm
    • Brandon Jennings' slump continues Monday
      The Pistons' win streak ended at two games with Monday's loss in Atlanta, as Brandon Jennings managed just seven points on 1-of-10 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs.

      Advice: Jennings is shooting right around 40 percent from the field this season, so owners will have to live with slumps like the one he's mired in, having made 18-of-54 shots over the past four games. He gets a pass for Monday's dud, at least, since the Hawks are holding opposing PGs to a league-low 18.7 points per game this season. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 3:21 pm
    • Avery Bradley really struggles on Monday
      Avery Bradley scored just three points on 1-of-7 from the field against the Clippers on Monday with one rebound and two turnovers in 22 minutes.

      Advice: He had just seven points on Friday and is another one of his slumps. In his last five, Bradley averaged just 10.8 points, 2.2 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.6 triples on 36.5 percent from the field. His upside is never going to be too high, so go ahead and drop him if you're sick of him. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 3:12 pm
    • John Wall scores 11 with 10 dimes
      John Wall had a mediocre game against the 76ers during a 110-76 win on Monday with 11 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers.

      Advice: Wall's scoring has really fallen off in his last three, scoring just 11.7 points per game. He's also turning the ball over a little too often with at least three turnovers in each of his last nine games. There's a good chance this is his low point of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 2:58 pm
    • Brian Roberts actually puts up stats on Mon
      Brian Roberts played 27 minutes against the Wolves on Monday with 16 points, five rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Saturday was one of the stranger lines of the season with Roberts doing very little in 40 minutes. In fact, he made 83 passes in that game and somehow managed just four assists. Kemba Walker (knee) shouldn't be out much longer, so fantasy owners don't need to be too aggressive in grabbing Roberts. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 1:50 pm
    • George Hill (groin) won't play on Monday
      George Hill (groin) will not play on Monday against the Rockets.

      Advice: He is hopeful to play on Wednesday and he had almost no chance to play tonight. Hill has just five games under his belt due to a knee injury to start the season, but this groin injury has been nagging him for a few seasons. He's worth a look in all leagues, but it's certainly hard to trust him considering how frail he's been. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 12:14 pm
    • Derrick Rose says he's feeling great now
      Derrick Rose said he's feeling "great" as the Bulls enter the halfway point of the season.

      Advice: "I think my game is coming along. I’ve been working very hard. I’ve stayed consistent working. I’m really becoming a pro and trying to stay that way.," Rose said. He's coming off back-to-back double-doubles, and he's scored at least 23 points in three straight games. Coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose has been "a lot more aggressive," and specifically cited his defensive improvement. Owners have to be hoping it's the start of a trend. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 9:35 am
    • John Wall credits Howard Eisley for floater
      John Wall credits his improved floater to working with assistant coach Howard Eisley.

      Advice: In addition to watching film work and practicing the motion, Wall credits Eisley. Wall is finding more ways to use his athleticism to become a more complete point guard, and this is a good step in the right direction. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 9:21 am
    • Elfrid Payton scores 19 points w/ eight dimes
      Elfrid Payton had 19 points, four rebounds, eight assists and three steals vs. the Thunder on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to keep the Magic competitive.

      Advice: Payton turned the ball over four times but his fantasy owners have to be thrilled with this result, as he shot 9-of-17 from the field and was one of a few Magic players to escape tonight's blowout with a productive line. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 5:49 pm
    • Shelvin Mack (calf) could be out for weeks
      Shelvin Mack (calf) will not play on Monday vs. the Pistons, and he's expected to miss at least one week with the injury.

      Advice: Mack's absence will likely translate to slightly more minutes for Dennis Schroder, but with Jeff Teague healthy, that doesn't mean much. Both Mack and Schroder belong on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Coach Mike Budenholzer said the team is "gathering some of the information...but he will be out a minimum of a week. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 11:40 am
    • Kemba Walker (knee) not expected to play Mon
      Kemba Walker (knee) was unable to practice on Sunday and is not expected to play on Monday against the Timberwolves.

      Advice: He is dealing with a cyst in his knee and while it's not thought to be serious, it will likely sideline him for his second straight game. We will update Walker's status when we know more, but owners should have a backup plan ready. Brian Roberts will likely draw another start should Walker continue to sit, but is too unreliable to use outside of deeper leagues. Lance Stephenson and Gary Neal could also continue to see a boost in minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 10:09 am
       
      Injured
    • Jarrett Jack has another big game vs. Wizards
      Jarrett Jack had another terrific game against the Wizards during a 99-90 loss on Saturday, scoring 22 points with four rebounds, eight assists and one steal in 41 minutes.

      Advice: He is believed to be on the trade block, but that may have just been to help strike up a deal. Jack is more likely to stay on the Nets than Brook Lopez and he's been phenomenal for the past two weeks, so he should be owned across the board right now. His owners can just cross the trade bridge when they get to it. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 10:00 pm
    • Ty Lawson scores 22 with seven assists
      Ty Lawson scored 22 points on 7-of-15 shooting in a loss to the Wolves on Saturday, adding seven assists, three boards, two steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: As good as Lawson has been this season, the Nuggets are fading in the Western Conference and it wouldn't be surprising to see them reduce Lawson's workload down the stretch. Lawson has always been a injury risk throughout his career, so it may not be a bad idea to sell-high while he is this hot. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 9:40 pm
    • Derrick Rose scores 23 in a loss
      Derrick Rose had another encouraging game during a 107-99 loss to the Hawks on Saturday with eight boards, 10 assists and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: While he did make 8-of-22 from the field, Rose looks really good out there. This was his third impressive game in a row and he's getting some rhythm on offense. Even with all of these positives, the fear of him resting in games later in the season and the possibility of an injury make him a sell-high player. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 8:29 pm
    • Brandon Jennings slows down in a win
      Brandon Jennings made just 3-of-9 from the field for 10 points during a 107-89 win over the 76ers on Saturday, adding one rebound, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: The second half of back-to-back sets are not his thing. He made just 32.2 percent from the field in his previous eight games in that situation and he's also worse at home, so the splits monster got him again tonight. Jennings is still playing lights out and is a must-start guy. He's a sell-high player, though. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 7:44 pm
    • Brian Roberts can't put 40 mins. to good use
      Brian Roberts didn't do much with his 40 minutes of playing time on Saturday, making 2-of-12 from the field for six points, two rebounds, four assists and one turnover.

      Advice: It's not easy for a point guard to play this much and do next to nothing, especially with Roberts doing the vast majority of the ball handling tonight. Before tonight, only 28.4 percent of his shots came off catch-and-shoot attempts, so he was capable of producing his own offense -- not tonight, apparently. Kemba Walker (knee) shouldn’t be out long, so leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 6:50 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey scores just eight points
      Rodney Stuckey scored eight points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 29 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.

      Advice: It hasn’t been a great year for Stuckey with his new team. Coach Frank Vogel said Stuckey would be the engine of the offense in the preseason, but still hasn’t happened even without George Hill. In fact, his minutes and usage rate is down compared to last season while shooting only 41.9 percent from the field. He’s not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 6:41 pm
    • Shelvin Mack strains calf, will not return
      Shelvin Mack strained his calf against the Bulls on Saturday, and he will not be able to return.

      Advice: Dennis Schroder hasn't entered the game for undisclosed reasons, meaning Jeff Teague will have to play all the minutes he can handle on Saturday. We will pass along further updates as needed, and Mack should be considered day-to-day for the time being. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 5:53 pm
    • Shelvin Mack limps to locker room on Saturday
      Shelvin Mack was seen limping to the locker room during Saturday's game against the Bulls and his return is uncertain.

      Advice: He actually entered the game ahead of Dennis Schroder in the rotation so we will definitely pass along updates as soon as we can. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 5:46 pm
    • George Hill is expected to play on road trip
      Coach Frank Vogel said that he expects George Hill (groin) to return to action during the upcoming road trip.

      Advice: There is reportedly a small chance that we could see Hill play on Monday vs. Houston, but Wednesday vs. Atlanta is more likely. He has had some tough luck with injuries this season, but if he is floating around the waiver wire he is definitely worth a look in most leagues. C.J. Watson and Donald Sloan will continue to run the point for the Pacers until Hill eventually returns. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 3:33 pm
    • Brian Roberts will start on Saturday vs. IND
      Brian Roberts will draw the start in place of Kemba Walker (knee) on Saturday against the Pacers.

      Advice: There is still no indication that Walker will miss any additional action, so Roberts should only be considered in deeper leagues for short-term value or as a cheap plug-and-play option in daily leagues. For what it's worth, Roberts is averaging 6.5 points and 2 assists in 16.4 minters per game on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 8:26 am
    • George Hill (groin) out again on Saturday
      George Hill (groin) will not play on Saturday against Charlotte as expected.

      Advice: This will be his ninth straight game on the sidelines and even though he returned to practice on Thursday, there is no telling when he will be back in uniform. We should have another update on Hill soon, so owners should continue to remain patent for the time being. C.J. Watson will continue to run the point for Indiana while Donald Sloan will remain in the rotation as well. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 6:47 am
    • Chalmers productive with Wade out
      Mario Chalmers scored seven points on 3-of-9 shooting with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one three in Friday's win over the Kings.

      Advice: Chalmers couldn't get in on the fun like his frontcourt teammates but this is a serviceable line with Dwyane Wade out. He profiles as a strong second half player with the Heat having the potential to fall out of playoff contention, which would put their vets in a shutdown position. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 11:37 pm
    • Burke scores 20 points with four treys
      Trey Burke hit four treys in Friday's win over the Lakers, hitting 7-of-19 shots for 20 points, three rebounds, four assists and one steal.

      Advice: Burke is going to have a late-round floor and a hint of upside beyond that now that Alec Burks is out of the picture. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 11:14 pm
    • Goran Dragic breathes fire on the Wolves
      Goran Dragic scored a team-high 21 points against the Wolves during a 110-99 win on Friday with five rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

      Advice: The Dragon is breathing fire again. Over his last five, Dragic averaged 18.0 points, 2.8 boards, 4.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 steals on 56.3 percent from the field. His minutes are back up to around 35 and his fantasy owners should feel a little more comfortable about starting him. He won't be as great as last season, though. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:50 pm
    • Derrick Rose scores 29 in win over Boston
      Derrick Rose looked like the pre-injury version of himself against the Celtics on Friday with 29 points, three rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, two blocks and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: While this did come against the Celtics, Rose was amazing today. He was getting to the rim, making all the right passes and didn't even turn the ball over. He is suddenly red-hot from beyond the arc with 11 treys in his last two games, which is a complete fluke based on how he couldn't crack 27 percent before Wednesday this season. As nice as it is to see Rose look like his old self, he's still a sell-high player due to how likely he'll be to miss time. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 9:13 pm
    • Payton goes for 22 and 12 with solid shooting
      Elfrid Payton set career-highs in scoring (22) and assists (12) in the Magic's 106-96 loss to the Grizzlies on Friday.

      Advice: Payton also hit 9-of-16 shots from the field and 4-of-5 from the line to go with four rebounds and two steals. He has cleaned the shooting up lately and though he's not going to hit any threes, he looks like a guy with a late-round floor and mid-round upside. Pick him up. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 9:12 pm
    • Jennings still on fire with 37 pts, 8 treys
      Brandon Jennings was unstoppable in Friday's road win over the Pacers, scoring a season-high 37 points on 10-of-23 shooting (including eight threes) with two rebounds, three assists, two steals and 9-of-9 makes from the foul line.

      Advice: Jennings is going to cool off but owners should probably treat him as an early round asset for trading purposes. He's a top-60 play on the season and a top 15-20 play over the last month. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 7:17 pm
    • John Wall scores 13 points
      The Wizards had an awful showing at home against the Nets on Friday during a 102-80 loss with John Wall scoring a team-high 13 points, adding three rebounds, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Wizards made just 42.5 percent from the field and turned the ball over 19 times. Wall was also not playing well on defense, which has been an improvement to his game. He scored 23.0 points per game in his previous two and should be in that neighborhood against the Nets on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 7:00 pm
    • Jarrett Jack scores 26 points vs. Wizards
      Jarrett Jack was on a roll against the Wizards on Friday with 26 points, six rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

      Advice: So much for the Nets limiting him. Jack did a great job on both ends of the floor in Brooklyn's most impressive win in a long time. He has been terrific over his last five, averaging 13.6 points, 3.2 boards, 7.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.4 triples. There's a chance he will be traded, but he has to be in all lineups right now. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 6:31 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey will start on Friday night
      Rodney Stuckey will start against the Pistons on Friday.

      Advice: Revenge game? Stuckey has been struggling recently and he's touching the ball a lot less these days. He's not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 3:45 pm
    • Jarrett Jack unlikely to be dealt today
      Jarrett Jack is unlikely to be traded on Friday.

      Advice: That means if you were dialing up Darius Morris as a deep-league or daily play, you might want to reconsider. Jack's minutes will be held in check against the Wizards, especially because they wouldn't want to risk an injury. However, the lack of depth might require him to play at least in the mid 20s. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 11:34 am
    • Jarrett Jack rumored in deal to Charlotte
      Jarrett Jack's name has popped up in a three-way trade rumor which would send him to Charlotte.

      Advice: His fantasy value would be crippled behind Kemba Walker. If he is dealt, Darius Morris would be Deron Williams backup, so the Nets would certainly be making it clear they're entering the Atlantic Division tank race. Jack is still worth owning in all leagues until a deal is finalized. No deal is imminent. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 15, 7:00 pm
    • Jose Calderon hands out nine assists in loss
      Jose Calderon handed out nine assists during the Knicks' loss to the Bucks in London on Thursday, adding 11 points (three 3-pointers), two rebounds, one steal, and three turnovers.

      Advice: Calderon played 37 minutes tonight, and with Shane Larkin (ankle) going down he could be in for a healthy heaping of minutes on the short-term as the Knicks attempt to get his trade value up before February's deadline. Calderon (along with the rest of the Knicks) have struggled this season, so a move out of New York could be seen as a positive. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 15, 2:36 pm
    • Mario Chalmers disappoints sans Wade
      Mario Chalmers was a letdown against the Warriors on Wednesday, making 2-of-9 from the field for seven points, two rebounds, five assists, three steals and two turnovers.

      Advice: Rio had some huge games the in the last stint Dwyane Wade (hamstring) missed time, so a lot of fantasy owners had him ready to rock tonight. Chalmers had Klay Thompson on his for a lot of this game and he just couldn't get clean looks. Assuming Wade is out again on Friday, Chalmers should be better at Sacramento. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 14, 10:04 pm
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