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    • Tobias Harris says he has a right knee injury
      Tobias Harris said he hurt right knee on Thursday night.

      Advice: Towards the end of the third quarter, Harris was walking off the court slowly before a timeout. He stayed in the game for a bit and didn't seem to be bothered by it much before he went to the locker room. This doesn't sound like a serious injury, but he should be considered questionable to play on Saturday against the Mavs. If he's out, Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier and Kyle O'Quinn may benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:51 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 115-100 vs Mil
    • Channing Frye gets one shot with nothing else
      Channing Frye attempted one shot in 15 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday.

      Advice: That's his entire stat line from the box score right there. Frye has been a waste of space on the court in his last few games and he's simply not worth owning in most leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:39 pm
    • C.J. Miles plays 13 minutes vs. Knicks
      C.J. Miles played 13 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday with five points, one rebound and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: His minutes were held in check tonight because of a nagging groin injury. Miles can't make shots and is hurt far too often to be owned in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:37 pm
    • Tobias Harris battles through ankle injury
      Tobias Harris left Thursday's game in the fourth quarter due to an apparent right ankle injury.

      Advice: He rolled his right ankle against the Lakers on Jan. 9 and he played through it, but it cost him five games due to swelling. Harris hasn't been quite right either and he was limping on occasion multiple times in the second half tonight. If he's out, Aaron Gordon and Channing Frye would benefit. He finished with seven points, five rebounds and one assist. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:08 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 115-100 vs Mil
    • Klay Thompson makes the All-Star Team
      Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, James Harden, LaMarcus Aldridge, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul and Tim Duncan were named as the Western Conference All-Star Reserves.

      Advice: It was inevitable the Western Conference would have a couple snubs. DeMarcus Cousins and Damian Lillard have to be the first two guys to come to mind here with Tim Duncan earning his spot more on his career resume. Lillard or Cousins will replace Kobe Bryant (shoulder) while Mike Conley is also another player who is having an All-Star caliber season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:18 pm
    • Channing Frye set to start Thursday vs. MIL
      Channing Frye will remain in the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: Frye was benched during the entire second half of Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies, but head coach Jacque Vaughn will continue to go with him as a starter for the time being. However, Frye has been pretty bad lately hitting just 15-of-37 shots over the past five games. He can be viewed as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues, but guys in standard leagues should be able to find better production on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:01 pm
    • C.J. Miles (groin) will play Thursday vs. NY
      C.J. Miles (groin) will play in short stretches for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: It sounds like he's going to come off the bench, as Frank Vogel would like to ease him back into the rotation. Although he has a favorable matchup against the Knicks tonight, the minutes limit makes him a risky option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:28 pm
    • J.J. Redick (back) questionable for Friday
      J.J. Redick (back) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans, but he will try and play.

      Advice: Doc Rivers said that he's hopeful to have Redick available for Friday, so it's looking like he has a good chance of suiting up. We'll have a better idea of Redick's status following Friday morning's shootaround, but his return to action would likely send Jamal Crawford back to the bench, and he'd see a minor decrease in value. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:55 pm
       
      Injured
    • Ersan Ilyasova out Thursday vs Magic
      Ersan Ilyasova (groin) will miss Thurday's game against the Magic.

      Advice: The Bucks may go into Thursday's game short-handed as Zaza Pachulia (calf) is questionable. Jared Dudley and Johnny O'Bryant are the biggest fantasy beneficiaries of Ilyasova's absence, while John Henson could join them as he's due to start if Pachulia can't suit up. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:46 am
       
      Injured
    • C.J. Miles questionable for Thurs vs Knicks
      C.J. Miles (groin) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Knicks.

      Advice: Miles was seen going through extra shooting drills after shootaround so that could be a good sign for his availability Thursday night. If Miles sits for the third consecutive game, Rodney Stuckey would be the biggest fantasy beneficiary with C.J. Watson and Damjan Rudez also picking up some extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:18 am
    • Markieff Morris avoids techs, scores 16
      Markieff Morris scored 16 points against the Wizards on Wednesday with seven rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He was right back to his old role after being benched on Sunday due to a technical foul. The Suns are a much better team when Markieff is on the floor, so it's important for him to avoid technical fouls. Additionally, he is being investigated by Phoenix police for an alleged assault, according to CBS 5. Morris is a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:45 pm
    • Dante Exum awful again in Jazz loss
      Dante Exum started again on Wednesday, but hit just 1-of-6 shots for three points, one rebound and one assist.

      Advice: He's been awful in his last two games, making his 15 points, five assists and five 3-pointers last Thursday look like a fluke. He's still worth keeping an eye on as long as he's starting, but Trey Burke, and about every other guard in the league, has outplayed him over his last couple games. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:38 pm
    • Enes Kanter leads Jazz with 21-11-1
      Enes Kanter came through with 21 points, 11 rebounds and a block in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

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

      Advice: He sat out Wednesday night and Jamal Crawford got the start, but Doc Rivers says he's hopeful that Redick will return against the Pelicans. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:22 pm
       
      Injured
    • Alan Anderson next SF up for Brooklyn
      Alan Anderson started at small forward on Wednesday and had 15 points, six assists, a steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Bojan Bogdanovic and Sergey Karasev failed their starting tests, so now it's apparently Anderson's turn. He was solid tonight, so we'll have to see if he can keep it going. If you're in a deep league and need a warm body with a barren waiver wire, Anderson might be worth grabbing. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:40 pm
    • Jarrett Jack goes for 14 & 13 in loss to ATL
      Jarrett Jack had 14 points, five rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 5-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's loss at Atlanta.

      Advice: This was Jack's third double-double in January and the 13 dimes marked a season high for a Nets player. He's played well for the most part over the last month, although when he has a bad game, it's usually pretty bad. Deron Williams (ribs) missed his 10th straight game tonight, but seems to be nearing a return. But unless you see him starting and Jack becoming irrelevant, hang onto JJ until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:38 pm
    • Lance Stephenson doesn't score in 20 minutes
      Lance Stephenson failed to score on his five attempts from the field against the Spurs on Wednesday with four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and four turnovers.

      Advice: Born Ready needs a resurrection. He's made just 34.5 percent from the field since his return to the lineup, averaging just 7.0 points, 4.9 assists, 3.3 boards, 2.6 turnovers and 0.0 treys. What's more, Stephenson is made just 15.2 percent from beyond three feet in that span. There is upside, but it's too hard to start him right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:25 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard sits in the fourth
      Kawhi Leonard played just 23 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday with nine points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: Coach Gregg Popovich said he wanted to roll with Cory Joseph down the stretch and kept Leonard on the bench because of it. Kawhi was filling it up before tonight in his games since returning from injury, averaging 16.5 points, 10.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.3 triples in 31.3 minutes per game. If you can try to buy low from one game, go for it. Kawhi is a stud. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:13 pm
    • Monta Ellis stays hot on Wednesday
      Monta Ellis hit 14-of-23 shots and a 3-pointer for 33 points, four rebounds, five assists and a steal on Wednesday.

      Advice: Rajon Rondo was terrible tonight and Ellis is heating up, scoring 33, 19, 36 and 17 points over his last four games. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:19 pm
    • Marcus Smart scores 12 in decent line
      Marcus Smart scored 12 points on 4-of-7 from the field against the Wolves on Wednesday with two rebounds, six assists and four 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He continues to shoot the ball well from beyond the arc and is now above 36 percent from that range on the season. Smart's playing time hasn't come around with minutes in the upper 20s, but the steals, dimes and treys have been there. He has been inside the top 100 in the previous month even before this game, so he's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:17 pm
    • J.J. Redick out Wednesday w/ back spasms
      J.J. Redick will not play on Wednesday due to back spasms.

      Advice: Doc Rivers will probably keep Jamal Crawford in his usual sixth-man role, leaving Redick's minutes to Austin Rivers and Dahntay Jones. Crawford and Matt Barnes should also pick up extra playing time. Redick has suffered from back spasms in previous years but it never cost him much time, so owners can consider him questionable to return in New Orleans on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:06 pm
       
      Injured
    • Alan Anderson starting in place of Bogdanovic
      Alan Anderson will start in place of Bojan Bogdanovic against the Hawks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Bogdanovic is back in the doghouse after five really bad games. Anderson has not been great or anything and the move is more about the struggles of the rookie. Anderson is only worth a look in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:09 pm
    • Hornacek provides update on tech policy
      Coach Jeff Hornacek said he will not have a "hard-and-fast rule" but he "may still sit [a player who picks up a technical foul] for the end of the game."

      Advice: "We're just going to try to do a better job as teammates to corral each other when they start to argue," Hornacek said. "The guys [said] they would do that." The Suns lead the NBA in technical fouls and Markieff Morris was benched for almost the entire second half for his 10th technical of the season on Sunday. Goran Dragic was also benched last week for a tech. Fantasy owners should know there is some risk in starting the Morrii Twins or anyone else. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:57 am
    • C.J. Miles (groin) questionable Wednesday
      C.J. Miles (groin) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: He got a chance to rest on Tuesday against the Raptors but his status likely won't be determined until closer to tip-off. If Miles is forced to sit again, expect Rodney Stuckey to be the primary beneficiary, with C.J. Watson and Damjan Rudez picking up some additional minutes as well. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:47 am
    • Klay Thompson stays hot in loss to Chicago
      Klay Thompson stayed hot vs. the Bulls on Tuesday, scoring a team-high 30 points on 13-of-27 shooting with four 3-pointers, 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal in a disappointing overtime loss.

      Advice: Thompson's usage rate is through the roof recently. He's averaging 35.0 points over the Warriors' past four games, on an average of 23.0 field goals and 5.8 free throw attempts per game. He's pouring in 3.2 triples per game this season, on 45.8 percent shooting beyond the arc, a ridiculous percentage which trails only Courtney Lee (46.4 percent) and Kyle Korver (53.1 percent). Those numbers are unquestionably elite. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:29 pm
    • Ersan Ilyasova leaves Tuesday w/ groin injury
      Ersan Ilyasova will not return to Tuesday's game due to a sore right groin.

      Advice: Anyone surprised by this news hasn't been paying attention to Ilyasova's injury history, as he's missed an average of 16.0 games over the past four seasons. We're considering him questionable to play vs. the Magic on Thursday but a few DNPs should be anticipated by owners, as groin injuries are notoriously slow to heal. Johnny O'Bryant may return to the starting lineup for any games Ilyasova sits out, though Jared Dudley took his place during the second half on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:53 pm
       
      Injured
    • Snyder brushes off Dante Exum's poor game
      Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said he would not be reactionary after Dante Exum's scoreless performance against the Celtics on Monday.

      Advice: Exum has been starting for the Jazz for the past three games, and it appears that despite Monday's inefficient outing, he's going to stick with the starting unit. The Jazz are not in the playoff hunt, sitting on a record of 16-29, so player development is going to be prioritized over winning. Exum has shown flashes, but it's going to be a bumpy ride for owners relying on production from a 19-year-old. He's more of a deep league guy right now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:59 pm
    • C.J. Miles will miss Tuesday's game vs TOR
      C.J. Miles (left groin strain) will miss Tuesday's game against the Raptors.

      Advice: Miles had put together a couple nice games, but will now miss his second consecutive game due to this groin strain. He's worth holding onto in deeper fantasy leagues, but standard league owners can likely find someone more dependable on the wire. Rodney Stuckey, C.J. Watson, and Damjan Rudez will likely pick up most of Miles' minutes against the Raptors on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:22 am
    • Splash Bros, Kyle, Wes, & J.J. in 3PT contest
      Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, Kyle Korver, Wes Matthews and J.J. Redick are five of the six participants in the 3-point contest during All Star Weekend.

      Advice: We chose to give Klay the blurb because of his historic night but this is as loaded of a field as we've seen in years. Who will the mystery sixth person be? We're hoping for Kendrick Perkins, but we'll settle for Big Baby. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:37 pm
    • Exum goes scoreless in 25-minute start
      Dante Exum went scoreless in 25 minutes of action on Monday against the Celtics, finishing with just one rebound and two assists to his credit.

      Advice: Ouch. Exum is very raw and his move into the starting lineup may be premature, though nothing has been said to the effect of a change so far. If you added him you might want to show a bit of patience because he's just 19 years old, but in general this could be a very bumpy and/or short experience as the starter. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:09 pm
    • Smart posts low-end line in return to action
      Marcus Smart (personal) returned to action on Monday, scoring nine points on 4-of-9 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in 29 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Evan Turner is getting his thumb X-rayed and independent of that Smart should be owned in most standard formats. If he isn't, you'd have to be pretty stacked not to take a chance on him. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:50 pm
    • Tobias Harris plays just 20 minutes off bench
      Tobias Harris played just 20 minutes off the bench against the Grizzlies on Monday during a 103-94 loss with eight points, two rebounds and one steal.

      Advice: With Channing Frye moving into the doghouse, there should be a very good chance of Harris starting in the near future. Dewayne Dedmon moved into the starting unit in the second half, but chances are coach Jacque Vaughn just slotted him into Frye's spot in the rotation so he didn't have to make an in-game tweak. Harris is one of the best buy-low players right now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:05 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 115-100 vs Mil
    • Channing Frye benched for whole second half
      Channing Frye was benched for the entire second half against the Grizzlies on Monday due to poor defense.

      Advice: Zach Randolph looked like he was playing in Rookie mode on a video game with easy bucket after easy bucket. Frye has fallen out of favor with coach Jacque Vaughn and there's a good chance it'll happen again. His fantasy owners can consider dropping him depending who they're going to add instead. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:52 pm
    • Marcus Smart is available for Monday
      Marcus Smart is available to play against the Jazz on Monday.

      Advice: He missed Sunday due to a death in the family and should be ready to roll. Smart's minutes haven't increased in the past couple weeks and he seems to be held to around 30. There's still enough upside to keep him owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:32 pm
    • Tobias Harris coming off the bench again
      Tobias Harris is coming off the bench again for Monday against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: It'll be Aaron Gordon in the starting lineup again for the Magic. Harris came off the bench for 25 games last year, so this isn't a surprise move from coach Jacque Vaughn. Although, Harris should start at some point. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:44 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 115-100 vs Mil
    • Marcus Smart expected to play on Monday
      Marcus Smart (personal) is expected to play on Monday against the Jazz.

      Advice: Smart had a death in the family, but he is expected back after a one-game absence. Smart is starting to carve out some fantasy value, but his development will be inconsistent. He's a solid stash for owners who can afford to have a little patience. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:06 am
    • Markieff Morris benched for tech
      Markieff Morris was benched for a technical foul in the third quarter against the Clippers on Sunday, finishing with nine points, three rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

      Advice: He argued with a referee and coach Jeff Hornacek pulled Morris with 10 minutes left in the third quarter for his 10th tech of the season. This is a new rule for the Suns with Hornacek benching players for technical fouls with Goran Dragic having a similar fate on Friday. The Suns used more of Marcus Morris and P.J. Tucker to replace Markieff today, which was a problem because of Blake Griffin. Markieff's body language wasn't great throughout the game and he didn't want to comment post-game. All that said, this shouldn't be an issue going forward and Morris remains a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:53 pm
    • Klay Thompson stays hot with 31 points Sun
      Klay Thompson scored 31 points to lead the Warriors in a win over the Celtics on Sunday, adding two boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: It's incredible to think that Thompson was able to score 37 points in a quarter during Friday's game over the Kings, so his owners might be starting to feel a little greedy and are probably yawning at this stat line. It's going to be interesting to see who ends up starting in the All-Star game in place of Kobe Bryant (shoulder), as James Harden and Klay Thompson are locked in an exciting battle to take home the honors. Keep Thompson active in your lineup and enjoy the show. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:55 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard tweaks ankle in win vs. Bucks
      Kawhi Leonard briefly left Sunday's game against the Bucks with a tweaked ankle, but returned shortly after to the tune of 19 points, 14 boards, two assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He was in the locker room for just a few minutes and didn't appear to be limited at all by his ankle. It's possible that he deals with some swelling in the coming days, but the Spurs are off until Wednesday so he should have plenty of time to recover. This is the kind of stat line that Leonard can put up on any given night, so it looks like he will continue to reward his patient owners for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:01 pm
    • Monta Ellis drops 36 points in road defeat
      Monta Ellis notched his seventh 30-point game of the season on Sunday, pouring in 36 points on 16-of-27 shooting in a narrow road loss to the Pelicans.

      Advice: In the process, Ellis became the league leader in crunch-time scoring with 94 points in the 'clutch,' as defined by NBA.com. He drained four 3-pointers tonight, with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and only one turnover, and this may have been his most well-rounded line all season. Unlike teammate Chandler Parsons, the arrival of Rajon Rondo hasn't slowed Ellis down a bit. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:27 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey hits 6-of-10 FGs for 15 points
      Rodney Stuckey started Sunday's game and scored 15 points with six assists and one steal, helping Indy hang on for a 106-99 win in Orlando.

      Advice: He made 6-of-10 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs with one 3-pointer to his credit, assuming a bigger role in the absence of C.J. Miles (groin). Miles is day-to-day and George Hill (groin) should play more minutes in the near future, so unfortunately Stuckey is hard to rely on in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:09 pm
    • Tobias Harris still benched, scores 11 points
      Tobias Harris came off the bench again on Sunday, notching 11 points on 2-of-5 FGs and 6-of-9 FTs, with seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 30 minutes of action.

      Advice: This time it was rookie Aaron Gordon vaulting ahead of Harris into the starting lineup. The Magic rank 25th in bench scoring (15.9 ppg), so it's understandable that coach Jacque Vaughn wants Harris' firepower with the reserves, but it's a lousy development for fantasy owners. There are no guarantees that Harris will resume starting, but this has all the hallmarks of an ideal buy-low moment. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:00 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 115-100 vs Mil
    • C.J. Miles (groin) out Sunday vs. Orlando
      C.J. Miles (left groin strain) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

      Advice: With Miles unavailable, Rodney Stuckey will likely slide back into the starting lineup. Stuckey is averaging 11.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists as a starter, and he figures to be a low-end option in daily leagues. C.J. Watson will also likely see some extended minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:46 pm
    • Lance Stephenson ignoring trade rumors
      Lance Stephenson has seen his name pop up in trade rumors all season, but he is doing his best to ignore them in an effort to help Charlotte secure a spot in the playoffs.

      Advice: "You can't help but hear stuff," said Stephenson. "I just want to stay focused and stay positive and try to help this team. I'm here, and that's all that matters right now." Stephenson played almost 29 minutes on Saturday which is the most he had played since going down with a pelvis injury, so it looks like he is getting close to 100 percent. While the rumors won't stop until all the way up to the trade deadline, a trade wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing considering how much he has struggled to adapt in Charlotte. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:05 am
    • 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
      Saturday, 9:35 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
      Saturday, 9:10 pm
    • Ghostface Ilya gets a little better
      Ersan Ilyasova played 17 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday with nine points, six rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He did not play in the fourth quarter because the Bucks were up 24 points to start the period. Ilyasova was probably headed towards 24 minutes tonight, and he also has one block and one 3-pointer in each of his last three games. Any improvement is a good start, so Ilyasova is worth a look in standard leagues. Although, his owners will need to be patient. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:05 pm
       
      Injured
    • Marcus Smart (personal) won't play Sunday
      Marcus Smart (personal) will not play against the Warriors on Sunday due to a death in his family.

      Advice: He will rejoin the team in Utah for Monday's game. With Smart out, Evan Turner will play most of his minutes at point guard, so that should open up more run for Jae Crowder. Phil Pressey will also get a few more minutes of action. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:33 pm
    • Lance Stephenson battles groin injury
      Lance Stephenson played 29 minutes off the bench against the Knicks on Saturday with six points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals.

      Advice: He was laboring through his groin strain throughout the first half and finally got into a rhythm in the second half. Stephenson ran the offense tonight with Kemba Walker (knee) out and it resembled his style of play in Indiana. Walker won't be out long, so Stephenson's adjustment period should continue. He's a fringe player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:02 pm
    • C.J. Miles (groin) doubtful for Sunday
      C.J. Miles (groin) is doubtful to play against the Magic on Sunday.

      Advice: He did not return from his injury on Friday and it would appear he'll miss a couple games. Miles just can't stay healthy this season and his fantasy owners can probably just find someone else at this point. Expect to see more of C.J. Watson and Rodney Stuckey. Damjan Rudez will also play more. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:30 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
      Saturday, 10:50 am
    • Tobias Harris not a fan of coming off bench
      Tobias Harris is not thrilled about coming off the bench for the past two games, but wants to remain professional about it.

      Advice: "Do I like it? No," Harris said. "But I'm a professional." It's interesting how he has remained on the bench despite rookie Devyn Marble's uninspiring play in the starting lineup, and one would almost have to start wondering if the reports that Harris wants to join the Knicks as a free agent has anything to do with it. While we still believe Harris will return to the starting lineup sooner rather than later, this is definitely something to keep an eye on going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:43 am
       
      Injured
      L, 115-100 vs Mil
    • Smart plays just 14 minutes on Friday
      Marcus Smart played just 14 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring four points on 1-of-2 (including a three) with three assists and five fouls.

      Advice: Smart's fouls were an issue and Brad Stevens is a bit of a card with rotations, but it would be surprising if Smart isn't running the show after the All Star break, or at least logging starter's minutes. He's a solid stash until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:16 am
    • Kawhi goes for 15 and 14 vs. the Lakers
      Kawhi Leonard scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including a three) with 14 rebounds, three assists and two steals in the Spurs' 99-85 win over the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: So far so good with regard to Leonard's hand and obviously if he's on the floor the production is going to be there. He's returning top 20-25 value on a per-game basis so far. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:06 am
    • Monta gets back on track in loss to Bulls
      Monta Ellis got back on track with 17 points on 7-of-18 shooting, two rebounds, four assists and five steals in Friday's loss to the Bulls.

      Advice: Ellis isn't one to struggle for long. Tyson Chandler joined him on the right side of the stat sheet with 10 and 12 with a steal and five blocks, and Dirk Nowitzki continued to heat up with 24 and seven with two threes and a block. Chandler Parsons added 19 points with two steals and a three in the loss. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:25 pm
    • Klay Thompson sets NBA record w/ 37-point qtr
      Klay Thompson set an NBA record with 37 points in the third quarter of Friday's win over the Kings, finishing with an NBA season-high tying 52 points on 16-of-25 shooting, two rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks.

      Advice: Thompson hit 11 3-pointers on 15 attempts and 9-of-10 from the line, setting a slew of records in the process. He did not miss on 13 field goal attempts in the third quarter with nine of them coming from beyond the arc, with each one setting the wild Oracle crowd into a deeper euphoric frenzy. It was the most points scored in a quarter in NBA history, and you might remember where you were five years down the road the next time somebody threatens it. And yes, it's the stat line of the year so far. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:08 pm
    • Tobias Harris comes off the bench again
      Tobias Harris came off the bench against the Knicks on Friday with nine points, two rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

      Advice: He came off the bench on Wednesday, as well. Coach Jacque Vaughn liked to bring Harris off the bench last season, but he's unlikely to do it again, especially since they lost both games. Tobias will be a must-start player soon and it could come as soon as Sunday against the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:45 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 115-100 vs Mil
    • Lance Stephenson hands out nine dimes
      Lance Stephenson handed out nine assists against the Cavs on Friday with 10 points, and four boards in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He didn't play as poorly as some of his teammates, but Stephenson is still out of sync with his new team. He's not a must-own player and it might be a few more weeks until he is start-worthy in standard leagues. Stephenson also didn't blow into LeBron James' ear tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:58 pm
    • C.J. Miles (groin) out for game vs. Heat
      C.J. Miles (left groin) will not return against the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: He has dealt with groin issues before and he's probably going to miss time. Chris Copeland and Damjan Rudez could get more minutes, but C.J. Watson and Rodney Stuckey may get some additional run. If you're sick of dealing with Miles, we don't blame you for dropping him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:53 pm
    • C.J. Miles (groin) questionable to return
      C.J. Miles (groin) is questionable to return against the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: He just can't stay healthy. Whether it's a calf, an eye issue, or anything, Miles just seems to inexplicably miss games this season. Rodney Stuckey and C.J. Watson will get a few more minutes. Miles checked out after six minutes with eight points, one assist and one 3-pointer. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:05 pm
    • Tobias Harris may come off bench again vs NYK
      Tobias Harris may come off Orlando's bench again on Friday, according to beat writer John Denton.

      Advice: It's surprising that Harris wouldn't overtake struggling starter Devyn Marble, but he should still get a healthy dose of minutes and shot attempts even if he's stuck in the second unit. Keep him active and check back prior to tip-off for updates on Orlando's starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:43 am
       
      Injured
      L, 115-100 vs Mil
    • Report: Tobias Harris aiming to join Knicks?
      Magic F Tobias Harris has the Knicks "atop [his] free agency list," according to NY Post writer Marc Berman.

      Advice: The report from a Knicks beat writer cites an unnamed "close friend of Harris," who reportedly said, "He wants to win a championship with the Knicks." Take that for what it's worth. Harris has a $3.4 million qualifying offer this summer and the Magic can match any offer to retain him in free agency, so even if he wants to join the Knicks it may not happen. He returned from a sprained ankle on Wednesday with a 19-point game off the bench, and it's unclear if he'll be back in the starting lineup on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:06 am
       
      Injured
      L, 115-100 vs Mil
    • Marcus Smart doesn't score in 27 minutes
      Marcus Smart did not score in 27 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday, adding three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: All five of his misses came from beyond six feet of the basket and that's still something he'll have to work on. Smart does have 2.0 steals and 0.8 turnovers per game in his last four while he's been able to play at least 27 minutes for each of his last seven games since the Jeff Green deal. He's worth owning in standard leagues and it won't be long before he's starting. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:48 pm
    • 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
    • Enes Kanter scores 23 points with 16 boards
      Enes Kanter scored 23 points against the Bucks on Thursday with 16 boards, two steals and one block in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He stepped up with Derrick Favors (personal) not in the lineup today and had a double-double in the first half. Kanter had a 24-17 line on Wednesday against the Cavs, but he was floundering before that over his previous two with averages of 5.5 points and 3.5 boards. Kanter was not a top-125 player in the previous two weeks before this game and Rudy Gobert is not going away, so Kanter's owners will want to try and sell high off this two-game outburst. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:50 pm
    • 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
    • Ersan Ilyasova plays 17 minutes in start
      Ersan Ilyasova played just 17 minutes in his return to the starting lineup on Thursday with seven points, one rebound, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer against the Jazz.

      Advice: It was an awful matchup for him against Enes Kanter and Rudy Gobert. Ilyasova was not involved in the halfcourt offense and had a couple of his buckets come in transition. He should be better than this and the upside is there, but he probably has a better chance to disappoint than to be a helpful pickup. To be clear, we don't hate the idea of adding Ghostface Ilya. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:49 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kawhi Leonard cools off due to garbage time
      Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high 16 points against the Bulls on Thursday with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He scored the Spurs' final 11 points of the first half, but was fairly quiet the rest of the game. Leonard has added a handful of new offensive moves and coach Gregg Popovich has held up his end of the bargain that he will run plays for the reigning Finals MVP. Leonard gets the Lakers at home on Friday night and could have a big game. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:39 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
    • Ersan Ilyasova to start over Johnny O'Bryant
      Ersan Ilyasova will draw the start on Thursday against the Jazz, replacing Johnny O'Bryant.

      Advice: The move makes a lot of sense considering that O'Bryant hasn't made an impact at all this season for the Bucks. Ilyasova does have some upside, and an uptick in minutes means he shouldn't be floating around many waiver wires with this news. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:26 pm
       
      Injured
    • Marcus Smart being groomed for leading role
      Celtics management is hoping that Marcus Smart can grow into a leadership role for the team.

      Advice: After trading Rajon Rondo, the Celtics have been slowly developing Smart to be more of a leader. "He’s doing a good job of playing well, of handling success and adversity. Those are all precursors to being a leader," said Stevens. "When you’re a young person you have to earn that kind of respect with your approach. It’s not even your play, it’s your approach." Smart is averaging 8.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.8 three-points over his last give games and is worth a flier in standard leagues as his playing times continues to increase. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:35 am
    • Klay Thompson scores 27 in All-Star push
      Klay Thompson hit 10-of-21 shots and three more 3-pointers for 27 points, three rebounds, five assists and four steals in Wednesday's impressive win over the Rockets.

      Advice: Look for Thompson to be a coach's pick for the Western All-Star Team, as he's been getting it done at both ends of the court all season long. The Warriors won their 17th straight game at home, setting a franchise record. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:53 pm
    • 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
    • Markieff Morris quiet as Suns guards heat up
      Markieff Morris hit just 2-of-7 shots for six points and five rebounds in 29 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: That broke a streak of four double-digit scoring games for Markieff, who had 35 points against the Cavs a week ago. He'll bounce back, but gave way to the team's three point guards (Eric Bledsoe, Isaiah Thomas, Goran Dragic) tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:49 pm
    • Monta Ellis struggles in win over Wolves
      Monta Ellis hit just 3-of-12 shots for seven points, zero rebounds, three assists and three steals in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: He had similar struggles a week ago, hitting 1-of-11 shots for five points, but outside of these two games, is having a big season. He'll bounce back in his next game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:21 pm
    • Enes Kanter goes off for 24 & 17 in start
      Enes Kanter started on Wednesday and hit 9-of-20 shots for 24 points and 17 rebounds.

      Advice: No, he doesn't block shots and yes, Rudy Gobert has been stalking him all season long, but his coach (Quin Snyder) is sticking with Kanter in the starting lineup and he's had enough big games this season to be cut some slack. Kanter was benched in the second half against the Spurs on Sunday, but it was for matchup purposes. While Rudy Gobert remains a "nice to own" player, Kanter looks like the starter for the rest of this season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:28 pm
    • Lance Stephenson too quiet in win over Heat
      Lance Stephenson played 22 minutes on Wednesday but had just four points, three rebounds, four assists and four turnovers on 2-of-4 shooting.

      Advice: Stephenson's disastrous season continues now that he's healthy again and it's just tough to tell if he's ever going to get it going. But the way he's played up to this point, he's simply not a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:21 pm
    • Tobias Harris (ankle) scores 19 pts in return
      Tobias Harris (ankle) returned from a five-game absence on Wednesday, coming off Orlando's bench to score 19 points with one 3-pointer, five rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes.

      Advice: Harris shot 7-of-15 from the field and moved without obvious discomfort, and he should displace Devyn Marble in the starting lineup for Friday's game in New York. Harris has been a top-50 value on a season-long basis and he's safe to activate in all formats, while his return should put a dent in the expanded offensive roles Marble and Channing Frye have enjoyed in his absence. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:20 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 115-100 vs Mil
    • Channing Frye quiet w/ Tobias Harris active
      Channing Frye made 3-of-4 shots with two 3-pointers on Wednesday, scoring eight points with one rebound and one steal in 23 minutes vs. the Pistons.

      Advice: His production predictably tailed off with Tobias Harris back in action -- he averaged 10.2 shots per game while Harris was sidelined, considerably higher than his 7.1 season average. Kyle O'Quinn is also a lurking threat to Frye's value, and 12-team owners shouldn't hesitate to cut him for a player with more rest-of-season upside. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:19 pm
    • Ersan Ilyasova likely to start on Thursday
      Ersan Ilyasova will likely start against the Jazz on Thursday.

      Advice: Johnny O'Bryant will be bumped to the bench. Ilyasova hasn't been able to stay healthy this season, but he's really the only option at power forward with John Henson and Zaza Pachulia playing center. He played 23 minutes and scored 14 points on Monday, so he's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:32 am
       
      Injured
    • Ersan Ilyasova eager to prove himself
      Ersan Ilyasova is feeling great since returning from his latest concussion and is eager to prove his worth to the Bucks.

      Advice: "It feels great to be back," said Ilyasova. "I feel much better. I’m trying to get back into game rhythm. I want to try to get that back as soon as I can." He had a solid game on Monday against the Raptors, scoring 14 points with seven boards and one block in 23 minutes, and it looks like he could carve out a sizable role for the Bucks considering how shorthanded they are. Ilyasova does cause some headaches to his owners, but he is more than worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:10 am
       
      Injured
    • Enes Kanter will remain in starting lineup
      Coach Quin Snyder emphatically stated that Enes Kanter will remain in the starting lineup despite the impressive play of Rudy Gobert.

      Advice: It's puzzling as to why coach Synder is so adamant on sticking with Kanter, as it is become painfully obvious that the Jazz are simply a better team when Gobert is on the floor. Kanter was benched during the second half of Sunday's game, and even though he will remain the starter, Gobert will threaten his playing time every night. We will continue to monitor this situation very closely. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:49 am
    • Kawhi Leonard grabs career-high 15 rebounds
      Kawhi Leonard tied his career-high with 15 rebounds during Tuesday's road win in Denver, adding 17 points with three 3-pointers, three assists, two steals and one block.

      Advice: This was Leonard's eighth double-digit rebounding game of the season, and he racked up tonight's stats in just 31 minutes of action. The numbers agree with the eye-test where Leonard is concerned, as he's peaking at career-high levels in rebound rate (13.3 percent), usage rate (22.7 percent), assist rate (12.9 percent) and PER (19.4). The sky is the limit for San Antonio's rising star. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:00 pm
    • Ilyasova has nice night off the bench vs. TOR
      Ersan Ilyasova had a nice night off the bench against the Raptors on Monday, scoring 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds and one block in 23 minutes.

      Advice: If he can do this every night he'll be on rosters in most formats, and the Larry Sanders situation has opened up a window of opportunity. This outing doesn't make him a must-add player or even a hot add, but he's worth a look depending on your options. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:35 pm
       
      Injured
    • Monta Ellis nets 25 points in big win at MEM
      Monta Ellis ran the offense against the Grizzlies during an impressive 103-95 win at Memphis on Monday, scoring 25 points with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: Ellis is playing through some elbow soreness, but it didn't affect his playing time or his usage rate with a 9-of-18 from the field and five-turnover line -- good for a 29.4 usage rate. Ellis' numbers haven't fallen off since the acquisition of Rajon Rondo due to his tremendous rapport on pick-and-roll plays. He is as durable as they come and is a top-10 fantasy shooting guard. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 5:30 pm
    • Klay Thompson scores 22 points
      Klay Thompson scored 22 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and four 3-pointers during a 122-79 blowout victory over the Nuggets on Monday.

      Advice: He has multiple 3-pointers in 18 consecutive games. Even before this gem, 2015 has been extremely kind to Klay with averages of 24.1 points, 3.8 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals and 3.5 triples on 53.5 percent from the field and 84.4 percent from the line. He belongs in the All-Star Game. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 4:59 pm
    • Marcus Smart has terrific game, scores 14
      Marcus Smart had his best game of 2015 against the Clippers during a 102-93 loss on Monday, scoring 14 points with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He matched his career high with treys and dimes while providing some solid defense on Chris Paul. Smart's minutes have remained consistently near 30 since the departure of Jeff Green and he has fared well in the dimes, steals and treys categories. His offense is showing signs of life and he's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 3:43 pm
    • Lance Stephenson makes 2-of-9 from the field
      Lance Stephenson made 2-of-9 from the field for eight points with four rebounds, nine assists and one block in 27 minutes against the Wolves on Monday.

      Advice: In today's game, Lance was 2-of-4 at the rim and didn't make his other five shots. Stephenson dropped his season field goal shooting to just 38.2 percent from the field and there is no end in sight for his sub-par shooting. He's OK to use in points leagues, but he's not a must-own player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 2:16 pm
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