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    • Harrison Barnes getting a face procedure
      Harrison Barnes will have a minor procedure on his nose on Friday, but doesn't expect to miss time.

      Advice: He played well against the Thunder on Thursday with 12 points, seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes. Barnes is a low-end player to hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      22 minutes ago
    • Draymond Green flirts with a triple-double
      Draymond Green filled the stat sheet as per usual with 16 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 44 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

      Advice: He did make just 1-of-4 from the line, but who cares? Green is probably the third on the NBA's Most Improved Player list behind Jimmy Butler and Anthony Davis, and he's also absolutely no fluke. He has Wally Pipp'd David Lee and should be worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      24 minutes ago
    • Kevin Durant hopes to play Friday vs. Lakers
      Kevin Durant (ankle) hopes to play against the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: "It was the foot I had surgery," Durant said. "I wanted to play, I wanted to go back out there, but they just wanted to be cautious."He left the arena without crutches, without a walking boot, and only had a minor limp, so everything suggests he's not going to miss much time. Of course, there is always the concern of swelling, so his owners will want to check back. Additionally, KD became the first player since the NBA-ABA merger to score 30 points in under 20 minutes, per Elias Sports Bureau. Rotoworld.com
      27 minutes ago
       
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    • Perry Jones plays 19 minutes
      Perry Jones played 19 minutes off the bench on Thursday with four points and five rebounds.

      Advice: He picked up some extra playing time with Kevin Durant (ankle) going down tonight. Jones had a couple bright spots while the Thunder were banged up, but there is still no need to pick him up in most cases because KD should be back quickly. Rotoworld.com
      31 minutes ago
    • Andre Roberson steps it up on Thursday
      Andre Roberson double-doubled on Thursday with 10 points, 12 boards, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

      Advice: It was his best game in a while and he was involved in the offense. Roberson scored just 3.1 points per game over his previous 10 and doesn't do much else, so leave him on the wire even with the uncertain status of Kevin Durant. Rotoworld.com
      33 minutes ago
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo played 37 minutes
      Giannis Antetokounmpo played 37 minutes against the Kings during a 108-107 win on Thursday with 11 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block on 4-of-5 from the field.

      Advice: The minutes jump off the page and the Alphabet has been freed. He should be able to get all the minutes he can handle and his offensive efficiency has taken some major steps forward, so he just needs to get his blocks and steals back. Those were two of his best assets last season, so there is certainly enough upside to own him in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      47 minutes ago
    • Khris Middleton scores one point
      Khris Middleton was a no-show against the Kings on Thursday with one point, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one foul in 18 minutes.

      Advice: That's good for a 10.3 usage rate, which shattered his previous season low of 14.2. Middleton usually gets to shoot while he's on the court, but it just wasn't in the cards tonight. Coach Jason Kidd is going to yo-yo his minutes, so his owners should not be expecting him to be the next Robert Covington or anything. Rotoworld.com
      50 minutes ago
    • Jared Dudley scores season-high 19 points
      Jared Dudley scored a season-high 19 points against the Kings on Thursday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He had season highs in field goal attempts and free throw attempt in what was obviously his best game. Dudley has barely been shooting the rock while he's been out there and only had 0.8 triples per game in his previous eight games this month. This rotation is going to be a mess, so he's not a standard league target based on this game alone. Rotoworld.com
      55 minutes ago
    • Rudy Gay flirts with a triple-double
      Rudy Gay flirted with a triple-double against the Bucks on Thursday with 20 points, nine rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

      Advice: There was no concern with his Achilles tonight, but he's likely going to have to deal with some soreness. Gay posts better numbers next to Cousins because of improved efficiency. He actually failed to top 40 percent from the field in any of his previous four games while turning it over 3.3 times per game in that span, too. Expect him to get it going. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:00 pm
       
      L, 108-107 * vs Mil
    • Derrick Williams fills in at backup SF
      Derrick Williams played 24 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday with nine points, three rebounds, and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He played some backup minutes at small forward while Omri Casspi (knee) sat out. Williams has been very inconsistent the past couple seasons and Casspi won't be out for long, so he's not a great pickup. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:55 pm
    • James Harden scores 21 points in a loss
      James Harden scored 21 points on 8-of-23 from the field during a 99-90 loss to the Pelicans on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Kudos to Austin Rivers for actually doing something most players can't do: Keep Harden in check. Obviously Harden is one of the biggest stat-stuffers in the NBA, leading the NBA in scoring and free throw makes with two steals per night. He did play the second half of a back-to-back, so he'll be fine. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:31 pm
    • Kevin Durant has mild right ankle sprain
      Kevin Durant suffered a mild right ankle sprain on Thursday and will not return.

      Advice: This is good news. X-rays were negative, so he didn't suffer a re-fracture. He is likely going to be day-to-day and may have a shot to play on Friday against the Lakers. He had 30 points in the first half and looked absolutely fantastic. Perry Jones would benefit should KD not be ready. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:16 pm
       
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    • Donatas Motiejiunas finally has a bad game
      Donatas Motiejunas had an overdue dud on Thursday against the Pelicans with nine points, four rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He got a front-row seat to watch Anthony Davis destroy him and he gets a pass here. Motiejunas made an impressive 56.7 percent from the field in his previous 10 for 16.6 points per game, so expect him to turn it around on Saturday against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:11 pm
    • Kostas Papanikolaou plays 23 minutes
      Kostas Papanikolaou played 23 minutes in his return to the lineup on Thursday with four points, two rebounds, four assists and no turnovers.

      Advice: He played a little more than expected, but that might have had a little to do with Jason Terry (personal) not playing. Papanikolaou is only going to be worth owning in very deep leagues and would lose even more value upon the return of Terrence Jones (leg). Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:01 pm
    • Kevin Durant (foot/ankle) leaves game
      Kevin Durant suffered an apparent foot or ankle injury at the end of the second quarter on Thursday.

      Advice: It's to the same foot that cost him time to start the year, so this is certainly going to make all of us hold our breath. Durant was remarkably durable before this injury, but there have been about 25 percent of foot fracture patients having a recurring issue. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:50 pm
       
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    • Not Ready: Lance Stephenson (hip) out Friday
      Lance Stephenson (hip) will not play against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: He did not travel due to his pelvic sprain and is expected to miss at least another game. With Stephenson out, Gerald Henderson, Gary Neal and Michael Kidd Gilchrist will likely pick up some minutes. Neal is likely to benefit most, especially since he closes out several games for coach Steve Clifford. Stephenson's value can't get much lower than this. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:28 pm
       
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    • Kevin Durant to get minutes in the mid-30s
      Kevin Durant is expected to get minutes in the mid-30s, according to coach Scott Brooks.

      Advice: He played 35 minutes on Tuesday and attempted 25 shots from the field, so it's probably safe to say he's back. Durant will be in Anthony Davis' tier for the best player in fantasy hoops in no time. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:15 pm
       
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    • Giannis Antetokounmpo will start on Thursday
      Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) will start against the Kings on Thursday.

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

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

      Advice: This probably has to do with his bad fall from the incident with Larry Sanders on Wednesday. Batum did not miss time, but he does have a history with wrist and knee ailments. If he misses time, C.J. McCollum, Dorell Wright and Will Barton will likely pick up some minutes -- none are great fantasy plays. Batum owners will want to check back on Friday morning. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:22 pm
       
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    • Kostas Papanikolaou ready to go for Thursday
      Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) will play against the Pelicans on Thursday.

      Advice: He was diagnosed with a Grade 1 sprain back on Dec. 5 and was expected to miss the 10 days, so he's right there. With Dwight Howard back, Papanikolaou is not much of a fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:01 pm
    • Rudy Gay (Achilles) probable for Thursday
      Rudy Gay (Achilles) is being listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. Milwaukee.

      Advice: Gay has been playing through his Achilles tendinitis for some time now, so we'd expect him to give it a go. With Omri Casspi (knee) already ruled out, Gay will get all the minutes he can handle in a favorable matchup against the Bucks, and he makes for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:28 pm
       
      L, 108-107 * vs Mil
    • Omri Casspi (knee) out Thursday vs. the Bucks
      Omri Casspi (knee) will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: Ben McLemore and Derrick Williams will see some extended minutes with Casspi sidelined, with McLemore offering the most upside. The Kings don't play again until Sunday, so we'll be considering Casspi questionable for that one, although his status shouldn't matter to owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:25 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 108-107 vs Mil
    • Danny Green (foot) expected to play Friday
      Danny Green (foot) was spotted limping to the Spurs' locker room after Wednesday's triple-overtime loss, but he's still expected to play Friday vs. Portland.

      Advice: "I'm not considered one of the older guys here, so I have to play," said Green. After a very up-and-down season last year, he's hitting career-highs in all categories this season, and he's entered elite territory. Check back for an official update on his status closer to Friday's tip, but consider him probable. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:15 pm
    • Antetokounmpo (ankle) questionable Thursday
      Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: If Giannis isn't able to go, Khris Middleton, O.J. Mayo, and Jared Dudley would be in line for extended minutes with Middleton and Mayo offering the most upside. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:28 am
    • Lance Stephenson doubtufl for next two games
      Lance Stephenson (pelvis) is doubtful for the Hornets' next two games with a pelvic sprain.

      Advice: The Hornets play the 76ers on Friday and the Jazz on Saturday and it looks like they'll have to do so without Stephenson. We'll update his status after Friday's shootaround, but fantasy owners can expect to see more of Gerald Henderson, Marvin Williams, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Gary Neal if Stephenson is out for the weekend. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:30 am
       
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    • Casey impressed by Bruno Caboclo's work ethic
      Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said he’s never seen a young player work on his game as hard as Bruno Caboclo.

      Advice: Caboclo was a popular draft day head-scratcher, but the 19-year-old's work ethic has impressed his coach thus far. However, Bruno has only been on the court for one minute since November 21, so fantasy owners outside of dynasty leagues can feel free to move forward without Caboclo this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:05 am
    • Markieff Morris lets emotions get best of him
      Markieff Morris said his ejection during Wednesday's win over the Hornets stemmed from his emotions getting the best of him.

      Advice: Of his ejection that occurred in the second half after two technical fouls that were two minutes and 33 seconds apart, Morris said, "I let my emotions get the best of me, which wasn't right." Morris shouldn't face suspension for his ejection and was still able to score 13 points with eight rebounds and one 3-pointer, so there will be better days to come for his fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:46 am
    • Danny Green seen limping after Spurs loss
      Danny Green (foot) was seen limping in the Spurs' locker room after Wednesday's triple-overtime loss to the Spurs.

      Advice: Green took a hard foul towards the end of the first overtime, but the injury doesn't seem serious as he hasn't popped up on the injury report yet. We'll keep an eye on this one and Marco Belinelli, Manu Ginobili, and Kyle Anderson would see an uptick in fantasy value if Green misses any time. Green scored a season-high 25 points in Wednesday's loss and is worth an add in standard fantasy leagues due to his recent strong play. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:26 am
    • James Harden scores 41 points in OT win
      James Harden added his newest piece of evidence in his bid for MVP during a 115-111 overtime win over the Nuggets on Wednesday scoring 41 points with four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made 11-of-21 from the field and 18-of-21 from the field in 45 minutes. This line is pretty ridiculous and he became the sixth player since 1985-86 to have more than 20 attempts from the field, more than 20 attempts from the line, and at least 10 assists. The other five are Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Allen Iverson and Kenny Anderson. Harden is good. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:52 am
    • Donatas Motiejunas keeps the party going
      Donatas Motiejunas was fantastic against the Nuggets on Wednesday with 18 points, six rebounds, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

      Advice: Terrence Jones (leg) is at least getting some shots up at practice, so he's at least on his way back. There is still no timetable for his return, so Motiejunas is good to go as a must-start guy right now. Keep him roster and cross the TJ bridge when you get to it. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:37 am
    • Danilo Gallinari has a great game vs. HOU
      Danilo Gallinari returned from a three-game absence on Wednesday during a loss to the Rockets, playing 26 minutes with 16 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: It was one of his best showings of the season and he shot the ball with a lot of confidence. Gallinari's knee has flared up on him multiple times and he was only playing 13.8 minutes per game in his four games before the rest, so fantasy owners in standard leagues shouldn't consider him "back" yet. Plus, he's not looking to shoot nearly as much as he has in his career. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:00 am
    • C.J. Miles scores 17 in loss to Clippers
      C.J. Miles came off the bench to hit 6-of-14 shots and two 3-pointers for 17 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: He had 20 points and three 3-pointers on Monday night, and had a 30-point game on December 10. He appears to be over his knee injury and it would not be surprising to see him replace Solomon Hill in the starting lineup at some point in the near future. He's a streaky shooter and has trouble staying healthy, so make sure you can handle the headaches that are coming if you pick him up. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:45 pm
    • Nicolas Batum is fine after a bad fall
      Nicolas Batum had a bad fall against the Bucks on Wednesday, finishing with eight points, six rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Larry Sanders committed a dirty foul on Batum and he was down for a couple minutes, but he did not miss time at all in tonight's game. Batum does play some stretch four, so that might actually help him get more shots while the Blazers adapt to not having Robin Lopez. He's still a nice buy-low player. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:39 pm
       
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    • Khris Middleton drops 17 points in 33 minutes
      Khris Middleton scored 17 points in 33 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday with three rebounds, three steals and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: He started the second half with Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) going down in the second quarter. Middleton is certainly going to benefit with the injury to Jabari Parker (knee) and does have a usage rate of 20, so he's worth a look in standard leagues. His prospective owners just need to remember that coach Jason Kidd runs some wild rotation and Antetokounmpo's injury is not serious. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:59 pm
    • Jared Dudley scores three points in start
      Jared Dudley scored three points in 27 minutes during a start against the Blazers on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, five assists and one steal.

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

      Advice: This is great news. The Bucks absolutely need Antetokounmpo back with Jabari Parker (knee) out for the season. Obviously, this positive outlook could change quickly and he is very questionable to play in a late game. If he's out, Khris Middleton would start and have decent value in standard leagues. Jared Dudley would also gain value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:43 pm
    • Quincy Pondexter plays 23 minutes in start
      Quincy Pondexter played 23 minutes in start against the Spurs on Wednesday with four points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: Pondexter had a solid preseason, but he's been quiet on the season. Vince Carter has found the fountain of youth off the bench, so Pondexter is going to have a tough time having fantasy value even with Tony Allen out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:34 pm
    • Shawne Williams plays 29 minutes in loss
      Shawne Williams came off the bench on Wednesday, hitting 2-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 29 minutes.

      Advice: The minutes were great, as he played just 19 of them on Tuesday. He's struggled recently, but with Chris Bosh out indefinitely and Josh McRoberts likely out for the season, Williams still has a chance to make some noise in Miami. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:05 pm
    • Danny Green goes bonkers in triple-OT loss
      Danny Green had one of the most unique stat lines in NBA history on Wednesday during a triple-overtime loss to Memphis, scoring a season-high 25 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, five blocks and seven 3-pointers in 52 minutes.

      Advice: He became the first player in NBA history to make seven triples and block five shots in a game. Unlike last year, Green is seeing consistent minutes and it's led to him flirting with first-round value on the season. He's not going to be this great, but he's absolutely going to smash his ADP. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:36 pm
    • Gerald Green scores 16 points off the bench
      Gerald Green scored 16 points off the bench against the Hornets during a 111-106 win on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He picked up a ton of minutes at the forward spots with Markieff Morris being ejected. Green is the only player in the NBA to average at least 11 shots per game with less than 25 minutes per game, so he might actually hold some value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:03 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) out for game
      Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Blazers.

      Advice: The Bucks are not having a good week. Jabari Parker tore his ACL on Monday and Antetokounmpo could be looking at some time on the sidelines. He was playing terrific in this game, finishing with 10 points, six rebounds and one steal in 18 minutes. Khris Middleton started the second half in his place and is worth a long look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:34 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo rolls left ankle
      Giannis Antetkounmpo rolled his left ankle and went to the locker room on Wednesday.

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

      Advice: The Wolves should be getting their banged-up players back soon, so they don't need Brewer quite as much. He's playing around 32 minutes per game for the Wolves right now, so the team would look to guys like Shabazz Muhammad and Chase Budinger to help out. Brewer owners should plan on him losing a ton of fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:55 pm
    • Markieff Morris tossed for 2 technical fouls
      Markieff Morris was ejected for two technical fouls against the Hornets on Wednesday.

      Advice: He started slow, but had it going as he was ejected for arguing with a ref. Morris finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and one 3-pointer on 6-of-10 from the field. He won't be suspended and hopefully he keeps his temper in check against the Knicks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:50 pm
    • Jared Dudley starting in place of Parker
      Jared Dudley will start in place of Jabari Parker on Wednesday.

      Advice: He replaced Jabari when the injury happened, so this move is not a surprise. Dudley also played 20 minutes in the second half on Monday, so he should see a nice increase in playing time. He's worth a look in standard leagues, but there's no need to be too aggressive. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:38 pm
    • Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) out for Wed
      Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) won't play against Denver on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is still listed as questionable, but he is not with the team in Denver so it is safe to rule him out. You can safely ignore Papanikolaou in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:41 pm
    • Gerald Green coming off the bench again
      Gerald Green will come off the bench against the Hornets on Wednesday.

      Advice: He launched 15 triples in his last start on Monday and will move back to a bench role with Goran Dragic back. Green's minutes are going to be inconsistent, so he's not a must-own player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:18 pm
    • Omri Casspi still not taking on contact
      Omri Casspi (knee) did not go through the contact portions of practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: It sounds like he's out for Thursday against the Bucks. The Kings will likely use a little more Ben McLemore and Derrick Williams to help out Rudy Gay. Casspi is only worth owning in deep leagues, but could emerge should Gay have Achilles problems. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:35 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 108-107 vs Mil
    • Kevin Durant reaches 15,000 career points
      26-year-old Kevin Durant became the second youngest player in NBA history to reach 15,000 career points.

      Advice: LeBron James hit that milestone at age 25, but this just speaks volumes of how great these two players really are. Durant has just recently returned from a foot injury, and has yet to fully hit his stride. However, his minutes are trending up and he should soon begin to rejoin the conversation for the best player to own in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:05 am
       
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    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) will play Wednesday
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) will play on Wednesday vs. Houston.

      Advice: The Italian has been a ghost of the player he used to be this season, and has really struggled with his knee. Wilson Chandler is locked in as the starting small forward for the Nuggets, and unless he is traded there is not a lot of playing time available. Until Gallinari strings together a few good games and stays active, he won't be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:54 am
    • Rudy Gay drops 22 points, adds six boards
      Rudy Gay dropped 22 points in Tuesday's loss to the Thunder, adding six boards, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

      Advice: He shot just 8-of-20 from the field, but Gay has to be feeling gassed from carrying the Kings in the absence of DeMarcus Cousins (illness). Gay is one of the few players on the Kings roster who can create his own shot, so his shooting percentage is clearly going to take a hit until Cousins returns. While he does appear to be hobbling, Gay continues to log big minutes and belongs in all active lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:34 pm
       
      L, 108-107 * vs Mil
    • Kevin Durant plays 35 minutes, drops 26 pts
      Kevin Durant played a season-high 35 minutes in a win over the Kings on Tuesday, finishing with 26 points, three boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: While it is great to see the minutes trending up for KD, this still wasn't a great game by his standards and he should be better in his next outing. Russell Westbrook has been carrying the load for the Thunder so far, but it may not be long before Durant regains his MVP form from last season. If there was ever a buy-low window, it would be right now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:13 pm
       
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    • Dray Green hits 2-of-11 shots in loss
      Draymond Green hit just 2-of-11 shots and was 0-for-4 from downtown in Tuesday's loss at Memphis, which snapped the Dubs' 16-game winning streak.

      Advice: Despite his dismal shooting, Green was still effective with four points, 10 rebounds, six assists, a steal and a career-high five blocks. He's blocked at least two shots in three straight games and with Andrew Bogut's knee injury suddenly becoming a bigger concern, Green's role is going to remain strong with this team, even when David Lee returns. Hang onto him at all costs. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:11 pm
    • Harrison Barnes wears face mask in loss
      Harrison Barnes played through his facial injury on Tuesday wearing a mask, and finished with eight points, 11 rebounds, a block and a 3-pointer as the Warriors saw their 16-game winning streak come to a halt in Memphis.

      Advice: Barnes likely would have fared better without the obtrusive mask, but he was effective while helping to make up for the loss of Andrew Bogut. It looks like Barnes dodged a bullet with this injury and is still a guy we're in favor of owning across the board right now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:08 pm
    • Corey Brewer awful in loss to Washington
      Corey Brewer hit just 2-of-7 shots for four points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Brewer really hurt his owners tonight and Shabazz Muhammad would have been a better daily play in hindsight. He's coming off two really strong games and owners should still give him consideration in starting lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:56 pm
    • Omri Casspi (knee) officially out for Tuesday
      Omri Casspi (knee) is officially listed as out for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder.

      Advice: This will be the fifth straight game that he will miss and there is no clear indication on when he will return to action. Casspi isn't a big part of the rotation and shouldn't be owned in most leagues. Derrick Williams will pick up some extra minutes Tuesday, but is only an option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:36 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 108-107 vs Mil
    • Rumor: Rockets still targeting Corey Brewer
      The Rockets are reportedly still trying find a deal that would net them Corey Brewer, though nothing is imminent.

      Advice: The Rockets' coaching staff likes what Brewer can offer to the team, but if he did land in Houston, his value would go in the tank. However, with nothing being imminent, this is just something to note for now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:25 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) will play Wednesday
      Updating a previous report, Danilo Gallinari (knee) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game vs. Houston.

      Advice: Gallinari is having a very disappointing season with averages of 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.0 three-pointer per game. He can remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:26 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) returns to practice
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) returned to practice on Tuesday.

      Advice: He may be able to suit up for Wednesday's game vs. Houston, but has been far too inconsistent this season to warrant an add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:35 pm
    • Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) questionable Wed.
      Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) upgraded to questionable for Wednesday vs. Denver.

      Advice: With Patrick Beverley and Dwight Howard back in the rotation, it's going to be difficult for Papanikolaou to get enough touches to sustain any value in standard leagues. He can safely be watched from the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:38 am
    • Harrison Barnes will play Tuesday vs Grizz
      Harrison Barnes (mouth) will play against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

      Advice: Barnes will play with a generic protective mask after receiving two stitches to his mouth and said that he will get fitted for a custom mask once the Warriors return home. Fantasy owners can feel free to start Barnes as they normally would, while Andre Iguodala misses out on the value boost he would've had if Barnes missed Tuesday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:27 am
    • Pacers owner leaving Stephenson trade to Bird
      Pacers owner Herb Simon said he would support a trade to bring Lance Stephenson back to Indianapolis, but is leaving the decision to team president Larry Bird.

      Advice: With Stephenson eligible to be traded starting Monday, the Hornets have been rumored to be looking for a trade partner and the Pacers have been the low-hanging fruit in those rumors. "I'd be OK with it but it's not up to me. Larry (Bird) has to decide if he fits," Simon said. Stephenson has struggled in his short time in Charlotte, so a trade would be good news for his fantasy owners as it can't get much worse than his 38.9 percent field goal percentage and 10.4 points per game. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:33 am
       
      Injured
    • C.J. Miles returned to action on Monday December 15. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:28 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo could see role change
      Giannis Antetokounmpo had a sub-par showing against the Suns on Monday with six points, eight rebounds and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

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

      Advice: Coach Jason Kidd hasn't been playing Dudley too much with just 18.9 minutes per game on the season, but it's fair to think he'll get his playing time to around 26-28 minutes per game. He'll have a chance to make 1.5 treys per game, which puts him on the radar in standard leagues. Unless you hate the guy on the end of your bench, it's probably better to wait and see how things go on Wednesday against the Blazers. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:39 pm
    • Khris Middleton hits game-winner vs. Suns
      Khris Middleton hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Suns on Monday, finishing with 14 points, one rebound, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He did play some power forward tonight and the Bucks look like they're going to need to replace a ton of minutes with Jabari Parker (knee) going down. Middleton will likely have a handful of bad games and coach Jason Kidd's rotation is unpredictable, so he's only an add in deeper leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:35 pm
    • Gerald Green takes 15 treys, makes two
      Gerald Green launched 15 attempts from beyond the arc on Monday against the Bucks, making just two of them on his way to 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in 40 minutes.

      Advice: He was not bashful tonight and a lot of shots from Green is nothing new. Goran Dragic could miss another game or two, so Green should have some decent short-term value. Additionally, no player has taken more treys in a game this season than Gerald did tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:20 pm
    • Markieff Morris scores 25 points vs. Bucks
      Markieff Morris made 9-of-13 from the field for 25 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers and six turnovers against the Bucks on Monday.

      Advice: He had an awful game against the Thunder due to foul trouble and bounced back nicely in 37 minutes. Morris has seen his fouls go up recently, but it's still not enough to be alarmed. He's posting top-30 total value on the season and there's no reason to think he won't be in that neighborhood at season's end. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:17 pm
    • Miles scores 20 points off the bench
      C.J. Miles (knee) played on Monday and scored 20 points with three triples in 26 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Miles hit 8-of-16 shots and had just one steal in the rest of his line, highlighting why he's not worth much in fantasy leagues. He's hot right now and also an injury risk, so give him a look as a shorter-term play and cross your fingers if you take the plunge. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:05 pm
    • Stephenson scores eight points on Monday
      Lance Stephenson scored eight points on 4-of-12 shooting with two rebounds, four assists and two steals in 25 minutes on Monday.

      Advice: Stephenson's two steals make this line a lot better than what we see on most nights, but the real issue here is where he'll be traded and what that will do to his value. It can't get much worse than it is in Charlotte, making him a buy low guy with a bigger name than fantasy game due to all of his deficiencies in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:35 pm
       
      Injured
    • Casspi doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. OKC
      Omri Casspi (knee) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Thunder.

      Advice: Derrick Williams will pick up more minutes from Casspi's absence and figures to benefit from the Kings' odd infatuation with uptempo offense, though we're skeptical about what that actually entails. Just keep an eye on Williams and Casspi hasn't been the greatest fantasy option, but he could theoretically benefit from an increase in pace. Heck, maybe one of them will be the cherry picker and revolutionize fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:29 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 108-107 vs Mil
    • C.J. Miles is coming off the bench on Monday
      C.J. Miles will come off the bench on Monday night against the Lakers.

      Advice: Solomon Hill is going to start again next to C.J. Watson, Rodney Stuckey, David West and Roy Hibbert. Miles had a 30-point game the last time he was healthy, but he had an injury on Friday. He could be valuable in fantasy leagues, but the lack of durability makes him tough to pick up. Hill is not a fantasy option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:24 pm
    • Harrison Barnes is questionable for Tuesday
      Harrison Barnes (mouth) is questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Tuesday, but coach Steve Kerr said he'd be shocked if Barnes doesn't play.

      Advice: He had a visit to the dentist on Monday and needed two stitches to his mouth, but chances are he'll be able to play. The Warriors only have two games this week, so Barnes isn't an option in weekly leagues. Andre Iguodala would benefit sans Barnes. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:32 am
    • C.J. Miles will return to the lineup Monday
      Updating a previous item, C.J. Miles (knee) will return to the lineup on Monday against the Lakers.

      Advice: Miles was considered questionable, but he's expected to give it a go. It's not clear if he'll start or come off the bench, but Solomon Hill's already-limited outlook takes a hit with Miles available. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:14 am
    • Pacers have had talks to reacquire Stephenson
      The Indianapolis Star confirmed the Pacers have had talks to reacquire Lance Stephenson.

      Advice: However, there's nothing to suggest the two teams are in active discussions or anything is close. A reunion between Stephenson and the Pacers makes sense on a number of levels, but it's not going to be easy for the dream to become a reality. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:43 am
       
      Injured
    • Harrison Barnes getting teeth fixed Monday
      Harrison Barnes is visiting the dentist to get his teeth fixed on Monday.

      Advice: Barnes also needed two stitches in his mouth, and the exact dental work he'll need is to be determined when he goes in on Monday. We'll mark him sidelined considering he needs a dental procedure, but it wouldn't be surprising if he doesn't miss any time. He returned to action on Sunday after getting the stitches. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:34 am
    • Draymond Green used cotton to stop bleeding
      Draymond Green finished Sunday's win with a cotton ball in his nostril to stop the bleeding.

      Advice: Green finished with 11 points, 13 boards, five assists, a steal and four blocks, so clearly the cotton didn't impact his ability to ball out. Despite David Lee's (hamstring) impending return, Green is on fire and showing no signs of slowing down. He's one of the best bargain-bin values of the season to date. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:32 am
    • C.J. Miles listed as questionable vs. Lakers
      C.J. Miles (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Lakers.

      Advice: Miles didn't play on Saturday against the Blazers, and his status is up in the air once again. If he can't suit up, Solomon Hill is expected to take his place in the starting lineup. As a starter in the small forward spot, Hill is averaging 9.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and a 3-pointer on 43 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:36 am
    • Danny Green continues fantasy assault vs. DEN
      Danny Green cooled off on Sunday, scoring five points on 2-of-7 shooting with one 3-pointer, six rebounds, three assists and two steals.

      Advice: The supporting stats are the key to Green's value, as his across-the-board production has vaulted him into elite fantasy territory through the Spurs' first 24 games. The 27-year-old swingman isn't prone to as many DNP-CDs as his veteran teammates, and he is the only player in the NBA averaging at least 2.3 three-pointers, 1.3 steals and 1.2 blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:07 pm
    • Corey Brewer sets career high w/ nine assists
      Corey Brewer scored 10 points and set a new career high with nine assists vs. the Lakers on Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, six rebounds and two steals in just 32 minutes.

      Advice: The Lakers' porous defense deserves some credit for Brewer's assist total, and he's been handling the ball far more than usual with Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Mo Williams (back) both on the sidelines. Brewer is essentially a steals specialist with enough upside to merit ownership in 12-team leagues, especially while Kevin Martin is on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:56 pm
    • Markieff Morris scores four points in loss
      Markieff Morris scored just four points in Sunday's loss to the Thunder, adding one rebound in 10 minutes.

      Advice: It was by far his worst game of the season, and the low minutes occurred due to the fact that he had five fouls in 10 minutes. Morris' owners should give him a break after this dud, as he has managed to post early-round value in what has been his breakout season. Expect him to bounce back against the Bucks on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:04 pm
    • Gerald Green scores 15 points in start Sunday
      Gerald Green started in place of Goran Dragic (back) during Sunday's loss to the Thunder, scoring 15 points with seven boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He was the best player on the floor for the Suns, but still shot just 5-of-13 overall. It is unclear how much time Dragic will have to miss, but Green should be picked up in most leagues if he is available. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:58 pm
    • Kevin Durant scores 23 points in 24 minutes
      Kevin Durant scored 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting in Sunday's win over the Suns, adding eight boards, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

      Advice: This game was over in a hurry which explains the low minutes, but he was still able to muster up an impressive game. Coach Scott Brooks said on Sunday that Durant's minutes were going to be increased, so his value is only going to go up from here. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:35 pm
       
      Injured
    • Harrison Barnes conspicuously quiet on Sunday
      Harrison Barnes finished Sunday's overtime win in New Orleans with only two points on 1-of-3 shooting, in addition to four rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes.

      Advice: Barnes has quietly been a top-100 value this season (even higher in nine-cat leagues) and this off-game isn't worth fretting over for fantasy purposes. The return of David Lee is a mild concern, as Lee could steal a few minutes from Barnes, but the minor dent in playing time shouldn't prevent him from being a dependable option. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:18 pm
    • Draymond Green stuffs stat sheet vs. Pelicans
      Draymond Green had 11 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, one steal and four blocks in 48 minutes of action during Sunday's OT road win in New Orleans.

      Advice: Dray is in the lead for Most Improved Player honors, with tonight's bonanza merely the latest example of his all-around production. With averages of 13.5 points, 1.8 threes, 7.7 boards, 2.9 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.1 blocks, he has crept into top-30 fantasy value (nine-cat) with no signs of slowing down. David Lee's return isn't a threat at this point, and Green's owners should ignore any low-ball trade offers. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:16 pm
    • Gallinari (knee), Foye (knee) out Sunday
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Randy Foye (knee) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Neither of these guys are currently worth owning in standard leagues. Wilson Chandler and Aaron Afflalo will continue to log heavy minutes with both their backups sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:11 pm
    • Harrison Barnes (face) returns to game Sun
      Harrison Barnes suffered a laceration to his mouth during Sunday's game that required two stitches, and he has since returned.

      Advice: He appears to be fine and owners should have no concerns moving forward. Barnes has improved tremendously from last season and has been a key part of the Warriors this season, so keep him active in all lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:07 pm
    • Gerald Green will start on Sunday vs. OKC
      Gerald Green will enter the starting lineup on Sunday with Goran Dragic (back) sidelined.

      Advice: Green usually performs when given the minutes, so he'll make for a quality play in daily leagues with Dragic sidelined. Eric Bledsoe will also see his value go up as he'll be tasked with running the Suns' offense, and Isaiah Thomas will benefit as well, as he’s bound for more minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:20 pm
    • Report: Hornets shopping Lance Stephenson
      Lance Stephenson will become trade-eligible on Monday, and the Hornets are reportedly looking for a trade partner.

      Advice: Charlotte and Indiana have had preliminary discussions regarding Stephenson, but the talks haven't gone far, according to sources. So far, Charlotte has been unwilling to include a first-round draft pick in order to unload Stephenson, which has been a hindrance to any deal involving Lance. The Nets and Clippers have also reportedly begun looking into Stephenson, but have yet to express serious interest. Stephenson would see a major uptick in value if he returned to Indiana, but as it stands right now, nothing is imminent. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:54 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Durant's minutes will increase on Sun.
      Scott Brooks said that Kevin Durant's minutes will be increased for Sunday's game vs. Phoenix.

      Advice: Brooks would not say how much, but more time on the court can only be seen as a positive sign for owners of Durant. Obviously he's a must-start option, so go ahead and roll him out there for what should be a high-scoring, up-tempo game against the Suns. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:30 pm
       
      Injured
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo keeps improving game
      Giannis Antetokounmpo keeps improving his game, and has shown off a new ability to consistently get to the free throw line.

      Advice: "He's learning how to play without having to score the ball, say shooting threes or shooting jump shots," coach Jason Kidd said. "He can live at the free-throw line. Some of the top players in this league, that's what they do." The Greek Freak has already attempted 98 free throws this season, after attempting 202 all of last season. He is only going to get better as the season progresses and his ridiculous upside makes him worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:05 am
    • Rudy Gay scores 20 points on 22 FGAs
      Rudy Gay made 6-of-22 from the field for 20 points against the Pistons during a 95-90 loss on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, eight assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: Outside of the awful shooting, this was a pretty nice line from Gay. He has been battling some Achilles soreness and has faded recently later in games. In fact, Gay has made 52.6 percent from the field in the first half of games and just 38.6 percent in the second half of games this season. Regardless, he'll be a stud a long as he stays healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:33 pm
       
      L, 108-107 * vs Mil
    • Derrick Williams scores eight in 24 minutes
      Derrick Williams scored eight points with six rebounds, one assist, two steals and no turnovers in 24 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

      Advice: He's been playing more small forward these days and that could continue with Omri Casspi (knee) having a setback. Williams does have some upside because he takes treys, but the inconsistency is too much of a negative for most owners. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:25 pm
    • James Harden drops third trip-dub of career
      James Harden logged the third triple-double of his career on Saturday with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He did make just 7-of-20 from the field, which dropped his season shooting to just 41.7 percent. On the other hand, he's made 89.1 percent of his 9.6 free throws per game, which boost his true shooting percentage to 57.8 percent. Harden is the third-best player in fantasy leagues despite his poor shooting and turnovers. He's a monster everywhere else, though. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:11 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas scores 25 points vs. DEN
      Donatas Motiejunas scored a career-high 25 points against the Nuggets on Saturday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Well, so much for Dwight Howard affecting him negatively. Motiejunas has been hot in his last five, averaging 17.2 points, 6.8 boards, 1.0 blocks and 0.4 triples on 53.7 percent from the field. It should be interesting to see what happens when Terrence Jones makes his return. For now, both players are worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:02 pm
    • Lance Stephenson struggles again on Saturday
      Lance Stephenson struggled again on Saturday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-13 shooting while adding two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

      Advice: He has quickly lost the trust of his head coach, and you can tell it is impacting his confidence. The trade rumors also might have caused some distractions for him, but at this point a trade may not be a bad thing for his value. Stephenson is still a must-own player for his upside, but owners should pull a Steve Clifford and bench him until he turns it around. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:04 pm
       
      Injured
    • Khris Middleton scores 14 points vs. Clips
      Khris Middleton scored 14 points with six rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

      Advice: In coach Jason Kidd's rotation, there is going to be a random guy going off almost every night. Middleton scored just nine points combined in his previous two, so you can leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:43 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo has a nice night
      Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 points against the Clippers on Saturday with five rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and four turnovers.

      Advice: His scoring is coming around with at least 14 points in four straight and he does have 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks in that span, too. Antetokounmpo is shooting the ball well this season at 49.3 percent from the field and his improved shot selection has been a common thread all year. He's clearly trending up. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:41 pm
    • Nicolas Batum fills it up on Saturday
      Nicolas Batum was up to his stat-stuffing ways during a 95-85 win over the Pacers on Saturday, scoring 14 points with four rebounds, five assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He made 6-of-11 from the field, which he really needed after making just 33.7 percent from the field in his previous 10. Compared to last season, Batum's averages are down in points, boards and triples, but he should get it all sorted out soon. The buy-low window is going to close, especially with a four-game week on the horizon. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:40 pm
       
      Injured
    • Omri Casspi (knee) out on Saturday night
      Omri Casspi (knee) will not play on Saturday night.

      Advice: He was probable for the game, but had a setback. Casspi usually backs up Rudy Gay at small forward, but the Kings will look to Derrick Williams and Ben McLemore to help out a bit more tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:50 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 108-107 vs Mil
    • Draymond Green plays like an All-Star again
      Draymond Green continued his breakout season against the Mavericks on Saturday, making 5-of-8 from the field for 20 points with eight rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: Is there anything he can't do on a basketball court? The Warriors put him on Tyson Chandler for some of this game and Green just keeps getting better. He holds third-round value in standard fantasy leagues and has done enough to alleviate concerns of the return of David Lee. He's making a case to be an All-Star this season. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:07 pm
    • C.J. Miles (bruised knee) out on Saturday
      C.J. Miles (knee) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday.

      Advice: He hoped to play, but the Pacers are probably smart enough to know that using Miles at less than 100 percent is a dangerous game. Solomon Hill and Chris Copeland figure to get more minutes with Hill having the bigger upside in fantasy leagues. Miles can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:03 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) doubtful for Saturday
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Rockets.

      Advice: We would be surprised if he played considering his knee has been a nuisance all season. Gallinari has yet to perform up to his usual standards and we don't see him becoming relevant in standard leagues this season given how well Wilson Chandler has played. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:18 am
    • Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) inactive Saturday
      Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) will not play against Denver on Saturday.

      Advice: He suffered a grade 1 sprain on Dec. 5, but could return as soon as next week which is excellent news for the depleted Rockets. Papanikolaou carved out a decent role in the rotation due to a lot of injuries, but will only be an asset in deeper leagues until he earns more playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:13 am
    • Green scores 19 points with five triples
      Danny Green hit five threes and finished with 19 points, four rebounds, three steals and one block in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

      Advice: Green still gets yelled at by Pop a lot but he has slowly gained his trust, returning second-to-third round value for owners in the process. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:03 am
    • Green scores three points in 21 minutes
      Gerald Green hit just 1-of-7 shots (1-of-6 3PTs) for three points, one rebound, one assist and one block in 21 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: This had nothing to do with the return of Isaiah Thomas -- Green was just bad. He's been worth owning in standard leagues and one game shouldn't change that, but he could become more of a borderline play as loses a handful of touches. In any event, he's going to be a boom or bust play on most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:17 am
    • Brewer hands out eight assists on Friday
      Corey Brewer scored six points on 3-of-8 shooting with five rebounds, eight assists, four steals, one block and six turnovers in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Brewer's production may be a little funky from night to night but he's a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:34 pm
    • Lance Stephenson has a thumb issue
      Lance Stephenson suffered an apparent thumb injury on Friday against the Grizzlies, finishing with eight points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: He did stay in the game, but was in serious pain for close to a minute. Stephenson didn't play down the stretch in overtime and coach Steve Clifford doesn't seem to have total confidence in him. He is a buy-low player to a degree because he's the No. 229 player on per-game value this season, but he's very unlikely to be a mid-round guy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:14 pm
       
      Injured
    • Miles hoping to return on Saturday vs. POR
      C.J. Miles hopes to return for Saturday's game against the Blazers after leaving Friday's game due to a bruised left knee.

      Advice: Owners should know by now not to chase Miles' numbers and that's before we consider his durability issues. But for what it's worth it sounds like this injury is minor. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:52 pm
    • Batum still can't find the range in Chicago
      Nicolas Batum continued to shoot poorly in Friday's loss to the Bulls, hitting 3-of-12 shots (including a three) with five rebounds, five assists and no defensive stats.

      Advice: Batum is shooting just 36.6 percent on the season and that's simply not going to be the case all year. He's a prime buy low candidate and things will start to look nice when he cleans up that crooked number. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:10 pm
       
      Injured
    • C.J. Miles (knee) out for game on Friday
      C.J. Miles suffered a bruised left knee on Friday and will not return.

      Advice: Well, he had a bruised knee earlier in the game and the team said he would return. After returning, he was ruled out later in the game. Miles is about as durable as Mr. Glass, so it's going to be very hard to count on him in fantasy leagues. Solomon Hill and Chris Copeland will benefit sans Miles. He finished with five points, one rebound, two steals and one 3-pointer. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:58 pm
    • C.J. Miles is starting on Friday night
      C.J. Miles will start on Friday night against the Raptors.

      Advice: He is coming off a huge 30-point game on Wednesday and coach Frank Vogel looks like he wants to ride the hot hand. Miles was the heavy favorite to start at small forward in the offseason, but injuries and ineffectiveness hurt him. He's not quite worth grabbing in standard leagues just yet, but a strong game tonight could change that. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:10 pm
    • Omri Casspi now expected to play Saturday
      Omri Casspi (knee) is expected to play on Saturday against the Pistons.

      Advice: He went through practice on Friday after missing Thursday's game action. Casspi will back up Rudy Gay and could eventually have fantasy value should Gay need to miss time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:50 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 108-107 vs Mil
    • Omri Casspi at practice on Friday
      Omri Casspi (knee) was on the court at Friday's practice with a brace on his left knee.

      Advice: He needed an injection on Thursday and missed the game against the Rockets. Casspi is likely going to miss another game and the team will have to count on Ben McLemore and Derrick Williams a bit more. Nick Stauskas also helped with the minutes, but he's struggled badly. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:13 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 108-107 vs Mil
    • Kostas Papanikolaou still out for Saturday
      Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) will not play against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: He is expected to miss a few more days at least due to a Grade 1 sprain. Papanikolaou didn't really show up on the scene until Dwight Howard went down, so his value is undesirable now that Howard is close to a return. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:20 am
    • Shaw explains why Gallinari's PT is down
      Nuggets' head coach Brian Shaw explained during a recent interview why Danilo Gallinari's playing time has been down this season.

      Advice: "[Gallinari] understands that if Wilson [Chandler] wasn't playing as well as he is playing at that position, then maybe I'd let him out there and try to play through it a little bit more," said Shaw. "But Wilson is playing well, and he's not, so that's why Wilson is out there." Gallinari's numbers are way down this season, and he's shooting a career-worst 32.8 percent from the field. He's not going to get things turned around anytime soon, and belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:37 am
    • Kevin Durant says he's close to 100 percent
      Kevin Durant stated after Thursday's win that he's getting close to being his regular self.

      Advice: Durant scored eight of his 19 points during the fourth quarter of Thursday's win over the LeBron James-less Cavs, and he's managing to put up early-round value despite being limited to 30 minutes per game. He's been the best player in fantasy basketball for the past five years, but he does carry a bit of injury risk this year. Still, it couldn't hurt to send out a few buy-low offers before he has a traditional KD 40-point-game. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:23 am
       
      Injured
    • Rudy Gay still wears pressurized walking boot
      Rudy Gay continues to wear a pressurized walking boot on his right foot, as he's still dealing with Achilles tendinitis.

      Advice: Gay is playing despite dealing with the discomfort, but this will be something we'll continue to monitor. He's missed a couple games this year due to his troublesome Achilles, and if he were ever to miss extended time, Omri Casspi would make for a solid pickup. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:53 am
       
      L, 108-107 * vs Mil
    • What back injury? James Harden scores 44
      James Harden put the Rockets on his back during a 113-109 overtime win against the Kings on Thursday, scoring a season-high 44 points with four rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He made 14-of-32 from the field and 13-of-15 from the line and had the ball in his hands throughout the night in 48 minutes. Harden is leading the NBA in scoring at 26.4 points per game while also posting averages of 6.2 boards, 6.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 triples. He's a stat factory and his shooting percentage is starting to come around, too. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:16 pm
    • Rudy Gay struggles against the Rockets
      Rudy Gay made 4-of-18 from the field for 13 points during a 113-109 overtime loss to the Rockets on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, eight assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: His shots are up since DeMarcus Cousins went down, but he's shot the ball fairly well until tonight. Gay made 50 percent or higher in four of previous six games without Cousins and should be just fine without him. His fantasy owners' biggest concern should be his Achilles, which cost him two games earlier this season. To be clear, he looks healthy right now. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:01 pm
       
      L, 108-107 * vs Mil
    • Derrick Williams scores 17 points in loss
      Derrick Williams scored 17 points against the Rockets on Thursday with five rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: The Kings lost Omri Casspi to a knee contusion and the Rockets went small, so Williams was coach Mike Malone's solution. He hasn't been playing much even with DeMarcus Cousins (illness) out, but he should see minutes in the 20s until Casspi is back. He's a short-term option in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:54 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas fouls out vs. Kings
      Donatas Motiejunas fouled out in the fourth quarter against the Kings on Thursday, scoring 14 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He continues to be aggressive on the offensive end with 12 of his 13 shots coming from within eight feet tonight. Motiejunas is likely going to take a hit soon with the return of Dwight Howard possibly coming on Saturday. If you've enjoyed the ride the past two weeks, you might want to lower your expectations beyond this weekend. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:21 pm
    • Omri Casspi gets injection for inflammation
      Omri Casspi (left knee) received a shot for the inflammation due to the contusion of his knee.

      Advice: The injury is not considered serious, but it sounds like he's going to miss some time based on needing an injection. Derrick Williams has stepped up so far, but it's unlikely to matter much in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:27 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 108-107 vs Mil
    • Kevin Durant finishes strong after slow start
      Kevin Durant scored the Thunder's last eight points of their 103-94 win against the Cavs on Thursday, finishing with 19 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He is going to play in the second half of the back-to-back set on Friday, and he'll likely still see his minutes around 30. Durant has still been able to post third-round value in standard fantasy leagues despite the low minutes and his lack of defensive stats before tonight, so it'll be just a matter of time before he's a top two player in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:26 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kostas Papanikolaou still out for Thursday
      Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) will not play on Thursday against the Kings.

      Advice: He is expected to miss at least a few more days with his knee sprain. Papanikolaou will lose a lot of value once Terrence Jones (knee) comes back, so there is no reason to stash Big Papa. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:37 pm
    • Omri Casspi (knee contusion) out for Thursday
      Omri Casspi (left knee contusion) will not play against the Rockets on Thursday.

      Advice: He won't get a revenge game against his former team and it's unclear how much time he'll miss. Knee contusions have occurred far too often this season and Casspi should be considered questionable for the weekend. Expect Derrick Williams to get more run at the three and perhaps Ben McLemore logs a few minutes there as well. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:24 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 108-107 vs Mil
    • Report: Teams interested in Lance Stephenson
      Four to five teams have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Lance Stephenson from the Hornets, though no deal in imminent.

      Advice: The marriage between Stephenson and the Hornets has not gone as smoothly as anticipated as the Hornets currently boast a record of 6-15. However, Stephenson remains committed to helping turn things around in Charlotte, and through three games in December he's put in respectable averages of 16.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game while shooting 46.8 percent from the field. With nothing imminent, this is just something to make a note of for now. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:27 pm
       
      Injured
    • Gallinari (knee) will miss next couple games
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) estimated that he'll miss the next couple of games in order to rest and heal his surgically-repaired left knee.

      Advice: Gallinari has been a shell of his former self this season, putting up his worst numbers since his rookie year with averages of 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.0 three-pointer per game. His knee is going to be an ongoing issue, and given his limited upside, he can be cut in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:49 pm
    • Danilo Gallinari out until knee stops hurting
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) will sit out until his surgically-repaired knee stops hurting, according to head coach Brian Shaw.

      Advice: Gallinari has some soreness in his right now and will be listed as day-to-day until the pain dissipates. "The guy was out 19 months," Shaw said. "He's still experiencing a little bit of pain. He's not back to the level he wants to be at." Gallo has until Saturday's game against the Rockets to rest his ailing knee, but even that seems like a questionable proposition at the moment. Fantasy owners can feel free to cut bait until he proves that he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:12 am
    • Corey Brewer struggling with Wolves' rebuild
      Corey Brewer admitted that it's not easy playing on a rebuilding team like the Timberwolves.

      Advice: Brewer has been a stabilizing veteran presence on the injury-riddled Timberwolves, but he admitted on Wednesday that is hasn't been easy. "It’s tough for me, I’m not going to lie," Brewer said. "When I came back here, I wasn’t expecting this, to rebuild again. It comes with the territory. It’s business." The veteran is averaging 11.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 3.0 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 0.6 three-pointers over his last five games and is a must-start fantasy option while Kevin Martin is out. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:30 am
    • Draymond Green plays a lot of center in win
      Draymond Green had 11 points, eight rebounds, four steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-8 shooting on Wednesday.

      Advice: Festus Ezeli started at center, but the Dubs went small during the game and Green spent a lot of minutes at center. That probably wouldn't have been possible if Dwight Howard were healthy, but if you were worried about Green eventually losing minutes, you shouldn't be. David Lee should be locked into a bench role and Green can play four positions, and maybe five for the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:58 pm
    • Harrison Barnes drops 20 and three 3-pointers
      Harrison Barnes was feeling it on Wednesday, hitting 7-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers on his way to 20 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in a win over the Rockets.

      Advice: This was GSW's 14th straight win and they're 19-2 on the season. Barnes scored just four points in his previous game, but is still averaging 13.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.2 3-pointers on 63 percent shooting over his last five games. He got loose tonight with Pat Beverley hassling Stephen Curry, so don't expect him to score like this on a nightly basis. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:56 pm
    • James Harden scores 34 in loss to Dubs
      James Harden played through a back injury and had 34 points, eight rebounds, four assists, four steals and three 3-pointers on 14-of-27 shooting, but the Rockets fell to the Warriors.

      Advice: He outshined Stephen Curry (20-7-7) and Klay Thompson (21-4-4) tonight, but the Warriors got the last laugh with their 14th straight game and now sit at a ridiculous 19-2 on the season. The Rockets were 7-1 over their last eight games and were in this game until the end, but weren't able to win it in the end. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:45 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas stays hot with Dwight out
      Donatas Motiejunas hit 8-of-17 shots for 18 points, six rebounds, two assists and a block in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: He's been playing very well with Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones hurting, and should continue to be started by fantasy owners as long as the two aforementioned players are in street clothes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:40 pm
    • Corey Brewer goes off in win over Blazers
      Corey Brewer torched the Blazers for 19 points, eight rebounds, five assists, five steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-11 shooting on Wednesday.

      Advice: He hit 10-of-10 free throws in his best game of the season and is averaging 11.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 3.0 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.6 3-pointers over his last five games. He's also had five steals in each of his last two, and along with Andrew Wiggins, is nearly a must-start for as long as Kevin Martin is out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:26 pm
    • Nicolas Batum fills stat sheet on off night
      Nicolas Batum hit just 1-of-6 shots (a 3-pointer) for five points, but still finished with three rebounds, six assists, two steals and four blocks.

      Advice: If there such a thing as a good-bad game, this is it. Batum isn't scoring as much as his owners would like to see, but he's doing enough in every other category to still provide excellent fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:08 pm
       
      Injured
    • Rockets: James Harden (back) will play vs GSW
      James Harden (back) will play against the Warriors on Wednesday.

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

      Advice: He did add that he thinks he is good to go. Harden played through his back spasms on Saturday, so the few days off look to have helped him. He could still miss this game with the late start time, so his owners will have to check back. If he's out, it'll be a collective effort from Patrick Beverley, Jason Terry and maybe even Nick Johnson helping out at the guard spots. Again, it sounds like he will play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:34 am
    • Danilo Gallinari (knee) out against Heat
      Danilo Gallinari (knee) is out against the Heat on Wednesday, and the Nuggets have listed him as day-to-day.

      Advice: He is still experiencing soreness in his knee and he can't seem to catch a break. Gallinari has had a very limited role this season, and just doesn't look like the same player he used to be. Gallinari can be cut across the board, while Wilson Chandler will continue to log big minutes at small forward for the Nuggets, and should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:37 am
    • Gerald Green drops 19 points in 22 minutes
      Gerald Green dropped 19 points in 22 minutes on Tuesday, and finished with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: Green is one of the most electrifying players in the NBA when he is hot, and Tuesday was one of those nights. He shot 5-of-7 from 3-point range and displayed his athleticism on several occasions. While he is inconsistent, he should be owned in all formats for his ridiculous upside. The impending return of Isaiah Thomas (ankle) will dampen his value a little, but not enough to scare owners away. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:23 pm
    • James Harden (back) questionable Wednesday
      James Harden (back spasms) is questionable to play vs. the Warriors on Wednesday.

      Advice: If Harden is unable to go, Jason Terry could slide back into the starting lineup, and he'd make for a solid option in daily and standard leagues. Terry is averaging 16.5 points, 4.5 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 3.3 three-pointers per game with the starting unit this year. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:19 am
    • Markieff Morris productive from distance
      Markieff Morris scored 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting (including three treys) with seven rebounds, two steals and one block in Monday's overtime loss.

      Advice: Morris has checked in with late early-round value on the season and should hang around that ballpark all year. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 11:20 pm
    • Green scores 15 points off the bench
      Gerald Green scored 15 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 5-of-11 shots (including two threes) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Green won't usually get this much run when Isaiah Thomas (ankle) returns, but his season-long body of work is in the top 90-100 range and that means he should be owned in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 11:18 pm
    • Gay, Collison to have plenty of touches
      Rudy Gay scored 29 points on 10-of-19 shooting (9-of-10 FTs) with six rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in the Kings' 101-92 win over the Jazz on Monday.

      Advice: Gay and Darren Collison (16 points, six assists, one steal) are going to carry as much load as they can handle with DeMarcus Cousins out for a while. Their efficiency numbers could take a hit or even a tumble since they were already carrying close to a max-load with Cousins on the court. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 11:13 pm
       
      L, 108-107 * vs Mil
    • Brewer puts up solid line including five STLs
      Corey Brewer had a productive night with 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting (no threes) with four rebounds, four assists and five steals in Monday's loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: Brewer hasn't been as good as owners hoped he would be following the Ricky Rubio injury, but he has picked it up since Friday and might be available in your standard 12-team format. With the Wolves banged up and a big window for him to be productive in, he should be owned in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 10:39 pm
    • Draymond Green goes big as Warriors cruise
      Draymond Green double-doubled with 10 points, 10 boards, three assists, three steals and two blocks in the Warriors' easy win over the Wolves on Monday.

      Advice: Green is rolling with top-30 value this season and it's fair to expect some drop-off when David Lee returns but not enough for owners to work overtime on a sell-high deal. Yes, he's blasting away career marks for shooting percentages and that may be an area of regression as the season goes on, but that's not a given and he could easily pick up value on the defensive end. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 10:34 pm
    • Barnes has slow night in blowout win
      Harrison Barnes scored four points on 2-of-5 shooting with six rebounds and one steal over 29 minutes in Monday's blowout win over the Wolves.

      Advice: Barnes has been worth owning in standard leagues and has a very nice thing going right now starting at small forward and getting some stretch four action with the twos. David Lee's return is going to be a hassle, but the Warriors aren't going to stick their heads in the sand by overvaluing Lee like past administrations. If Barnes keeps it up and Lee plays like he has the last two years, it will be Barnes that maintains the upper hand. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 10:20 pm
    • Papannikolaou still out for Wednesday night
      Kostas Papanikoloau (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday against the Warriors.

      Advice: He was playing well for the Rockets as they dealt with injuries, but he is expected to miss multiple games with his Grade 1 sprain. Jason Terry actually has benefitted the most with the Rockets using three- and four-guard lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 11:50 am
    • Kerr: Draymond gives us a 'new dimension'
      Steve Kerr said Draymond Green gives the Warriors a "new dimension."

      Advice: "He's given us a new dimension ... when your [power forward] can play pick-and-pop like that." David Lee, your thoughts? All jokes aside, Green has cemented himself as the Warriors starting power forward, and Lee will be returning to a bench role when he's healthy enough to return. Green is averaging 13.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.9 3-pointers, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks on 46.2 percent shooting as a starter. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 9:16 am
    • James Harden spotted wearing heating pad
      James Harden (back) was spotted wearing a heating pad during Saturday's game.

      Advice: Harden was very clearly not 100 percent healthy, and the fact he had to wear a heating pad on the bench is an indication that it's not just a minor tweak. "I had a real tight back," Harden said. "It was hard for me to even move. It was hard for me to change directions, and it was hard for me to really move and push off. It was a tough night." The Rockets are off until Wednesday, but Harden's owners will want to monitor his status to be certain he's not in jeopardy of missing any time. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 8:50 am
    • No update on Kostas Papanikolaou's knee yet
      Kevin McHale has no updates on Kostas Papanikolaou's injured knee.

      Advice: Pap was diagnosed with a Grade 1 sprain, and that can typically shelve a player for one-to-two weeks. Playing 25-to-30 minutes before going down, the Rockets are going to have to rely on guys like Donatas Motiejunas and Trevor Ariza even heavier with Terrence Jones (leg) and Dwight Howard (knee) still injured. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 6:25 am
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