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  • Victor Oladipo scores 19 points w/ full line
    Victor Oladipo provided another spark off the bench on Sunday, scoring 19 points with two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Oladipo shot 7-of-8 at the FT line and turned the ball over just once in 30 minutes. The Magic have won three straight games and Oladipo is making Scott Skiles look quite smart for shifting him to the second unit, where he's tearing up opposing reserve guards. His nervous fantasy owners should be very pleased with Oladipo's early returns as sixth man. 41 minutes ago
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope gets seven rebounds
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope grabbed a season-high seven rebounds during Sunday's road loss, adding 21 points with two 3-pointers, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: The bad news is that he made only 6-of-17 FGs and 7-of-10 FTs in 34 minutes of action, while chipping in just one assist and one steal with zero blocks. He continues to offer late-round value, anchored in 1.4 triples and 1.4 steals, yet he lacks significant upside. 45 minutes ago
  • Jarrett Jack held to 11 pts w/ four assists
    Jarrett Jack was held to 11 points, one 3-pointer, five rebounds, four assists and one steal during Sunday's 87-83 win vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Jack has been admirably consistent this season and has yet to score single-digit points in consecutive games. He's comfortably within the top-100 for 9-cat value, averaging a solid 14.4 points, 1.2 triples, 4.3 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 0.6 steals per game, and is even more valuable if you don't mind his 2.8 turnovers per game. 47 minutes ago
  • Wayne Ellington scores season-high 12 points
    Wayne Ellington scored a season-high 12 points in Sunday's win vs. the Pistons, making 5-of-7 shots with one 3-pointer, six rebounds and one block.

    Advice: All of his points came in a second-half flurry, and his effective offense earned him 24 minutes on the court, his highest playing time in six games. Ellington isn't a viable fantasy player while Joe Johnson (13 points in 39 minutes) is healthy. 47 minutes ago
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson vanishes vs. Detroit
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had a rough night vs. the Pistons, finishing with only two points (0-of-4 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), four rebounds and one block.

    Advice: He had zero assists or steals and played a mere 21 minutes. Some inconsistency is understandable from the Nets' prized rookie, who came into tonight's game with impressive four-game averages -- 9.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 3.3 steals and 0.5 blocks. In light of his rest-of-season upside, one dud vs. Detroit isn't enough reason to cut him in 12-team leagues. 48 minutes ago
  • Kobe Bryant will play on Sunday vs. IND
    Kobe Bryant will play vs. the Pacers on Sunday night.

    Advice: He announced that he will retire after the 2015-16 season earlier today, so the atmosphere in the Staples Center should be electrifying. This is the second game of a back-to-back set for the Lakers and Bryant played 34 minutes on Saturday, so it will be interesting to see how his body holds up throughout the game. Today, 4:50 pm
  • Kobe says that this will be his last season
    Kobe Bryant said that this will be his last season in the NBA.

    Advice: The five-time NBA champion has had a legendary career, but Father Time has gotten the best of him this season and it makes sense for him to call it a career at the conclusion of the 2015-16 campaign. The 37-year-old's status for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers is still up in the air, but the atmosphere is going to be pretty ridiculous if he decides to suit up. Today, 3:56 pm
  • Nicolas Batum commits season-high nine TOs
    Nicolas Batum committed a season-high nine turnovers on Sunday to go with 15 points (4-of-13 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs), five boards, five assists, three 3-pointers, two steals and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Batum is turning the ball over a career-high 2.9 times per this season, but that is to be expected given Batum's career-high 22.8 usage rate. The turnovers are easy to forgive given Batum's averages of 16.9 points (career-high), 2.3 three-pointers, 6.3 boards, 4.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.5 blocks per game, which amounts to top-35 value in standard leagues. It's not just a bounce-back season for Batum; it's a career-year. Today, 3:31 pm
  • Kemba Walker scores 22 points w/ three steals
    Kemba Walker's phenomenal season continued on Sunday, as he scored 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting with three 3-pointers, three assists, two boards, three steals, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: Walker's career-high 45.9 percent shooting from the field has turned him into second-round stud in both 9-cat and 8-cat formats, and while there's a chance we see a bit of a regression towards the mean (career 39.8 percent shooter), that regression is not a certainty. The Hornets installed a new 4-out, 1-in motion offense this offseason, which has really opened the floor for Kemba and he's having himself a career-year. If you're selling high, make sure the guy you're getting back is a top-25 asset. Today, 3:19 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams plays just 16 minutes
    Michael Carter-Williams played just 16 minutes off the bench on Sunday, scoring three points on 1-of-3 shooting (1-of-2 from the line) with four boards, two assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: MCW hasn't shown that he's capable of being the starting point guard on a winning team, and while the Bucks weren't able to snap their losing streak tonight, at least the game was close (previous two games were blowouts). Additionally, Jason Kidd said that he liked what he got from his starters today, so it's not clear if MCW off the bench will be a long-term thing. With season averages of just 10.5 points, 4.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.6 turnovers per game, MCW hasn't even been worth owning in 9-cat leagues; and he's only a late-round guy in 8-cat formats. Today, 3:09 pm
  • Khris Middleton scores 19 pts w/ three steals
    Khris Middleton scored 19 points on 7-of-18 shooting during Sunday's loss to the Hornets, adding six assists, five boards, three steals, four 3-pointers and three turnovers over 37 minutes.

    Advice: Middleton had a very costly turnover during the closing minutes of the game, that essentially was the deciding factor in Milwaukee's loss, but statistically he was solid. Middleton has been getting it done for the Bucks over his last four outings, averaging 17.8 points, 5.0 assists, 3.5 three-pointers, 2.0 steals and just 1.5 turnovers per game which translates to second-round value. Middleton will look to keep his momentum going on Monday with a favorable matchup against the Nuggets. Today, 2:46 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless logs 43 minutes in start
    Jerryd Bayless logged 43 minutes in a start on Sunday, tallying 11 points on 4-of-14 shooting to go with six assists, six boards, two treys, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: Bayless replaced the struggling Michael Carter-Williams in the starting five today, and Jason Kidd said that the lineup switch got the team off to a great start. MCW played just 16 minutes, and it wouldn't be shocking to see Kidd keep him with the reserves for at least the next few games given how horrible he's been lately. Bayless has fluctuated in and out of the starting lineup all season, but his minutes have been pretty consistent and he's currently putting up mid-round value on the year behind averages of 12.2 points, 3.5 assists, 4.8 boards, 1.4 steal, 2.3 three-pointers and 1.9 turnovers per game. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Today, 2:26 pm
  • Donald Sloan (illness) active Sunday vs. DET
    Donald Sloan (illness) will be available to play Sunday against the Pistons.

    Advice: Sloan spent Saturday's game on the sidelines with an illness, but he has since recovered. He's not a part of the rotation, so there are no guarantees he leave the bench tonight. Today, 2:03 pm
  • O.J. Mayo scores 12 points with two treys
    O.J. Mayo scored 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting during his first start of the season on Sunday, adding five assists, four boards, two steals and one turnover in his 44 minutes of playing time.

    Advice: Mayo drew the start on Sunday with Jabari Parker and Michael Carter-Williams coming off the bench, and Greivis Vasquez (ankle) out, although the Bucks still lost, extending their current losing streak to three games. Mayo isn't going to get this many minutes when the team is healthy, and it's unclear if he's going to stick in the starting five for Monday's matchup with the Nuggets. We'd like to see him do this again before recommending him as a pickup in most formats. Today, 1:23 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Sunday vs. Clippers
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Rubio wants to play, but the Wolves are being extra cautious with their franchise point guard, and he will miss his second consecutive game on Sunday. Zach LaVine will draw the start, so he makes sense as a DFS play. Chris Paul could also be in for a big game as LaVine isn't great on the defensive end. The Wolves play again on Tuesday vs. Orlando, so we'll be considering Rubio questionable for that one. Today, 11:39 am
  • Aaron Brooks (hamstring) will not play Monday
    Aaron Brooks (hamstring) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: This will be his fourth straight game on the shelf and it's still unclear when he will be able to return. Kirk Hinrich is questionable with a hip injury, so E'Twaun Moore will likely back up Derrick Rose on Monday. Today, 10:25 am
  • O.J. Mayo will start on Sunday
    O.J. Mayo will replace Jabari Parker in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Jason Kidd is hoping to spread the floor with more shooters, but there isn't any word as to whether or not this will be a temporary move. Greivis Vasquez is out with a sore ankle on Sunday, but there's no need to pick up Mayo outside of deeper leagues until we see how things play out. Today, 10:00 am
  • Michael Carter-Williams benched Sunday
    Michael Carter-Williams will come off the bench behind Jerryd Bayless on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: MCW has shot a combined 1-of-10 from the field over his last two games with nine total turnovers, so this move isn't a surprise. Bayless has been playing a lot better lately and MCW is killing the Bucks' floor spacing because of his inability to hit a jump shot. It's not clear if this will be a permanent switch, but Jason Kidd said that he is looking to space the floor better and MCW's owners should be very concerned. Today, 9:54 am
  • Jerryd Bayless to start, Carter-Williams benched
    Jerryd Bayless will start in place of Michael Carter-Williams on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: This move was long overdue as Bayless has been playing much better than MCW recently and is arguably a better fit with the first unit. Bayless has averaged 12.0 points, 2.5 assists, 4.8 boards, 1.0 steals and 2.5 3-pointers in four previous starts this season, so he's worth a speculative pickup in most leagues. Today, 9:42 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha returned to action on Saturday November 28. Today, 12:10 am
  • Ben McLemore scores 10 points in loss
    Ben McLemore scored 10 points with five assists, three boards, three steals, one blocks and two treys in 27 minutes vs. the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: Considering the game was a blowout, McLemore's owners are fortunate that he was able to post this nine-cat gem. McLemore is starting to get consistent minutes in the mid-20s, but he is still only on the radar in very deep leagues. Yesterday, 11:27 pm
  • Rajon Rondo scores seven with seven dimes
    Rajon Rondo struggled on Saturday vs. the Warriors, finishing with seven points on 3-of-10 shooting with seven assists, four boards and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Rondo's streak of three straight double-doubles came to an end, but a matchup with the Warriors will likely do that. Rondo has been playing fantastic lately and was even returning second-round value over the last couple of weeks, so it's not a bad idea to think about selling high. Yesterday, 11:06 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 15 points in win
    Klay Thompson scored 15 points with two assists, one steal and 3-pointers on Saturday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: The game was over in a hurry and Thompson played just 26 minutes, so his owners will be pretty disappointed. He has scored 15 or less points in four out of his last five games, but it's possible that his back may not be 100 percent. The buy-low window is opening again, so float some offers to his owners if you think you get him for a reasonable price. Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Brandon Rush scores 16 in start
    Brandon Rush scored 16 points with three boards, one assist and four treys in 19 minutes in Saturday's win over the Kings.

    Advice: Rush drew the start in place of a hobbled Harrison Barnes (ankle), and after a quiet first half he exploded for 14 points in the third quarter. His minutes were relatively low and it isn't clear how much time Barnes will miss, so Rush is only on the radar in deeper leagues. Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Curry scores 19, Warriors improve to 18-0
    Stephen Curry scored 19 points with six assists, four boards, three steals and three treys in Saturday's win over the Kings.

    Advice: The Warriors improved to 18-0 with the win and will look to keep their streak going against the Jazz on Monday. Incredibly, Curry hasn't even touched the floor during the fourth quarter in the last four games, yet he has still been the best player in fantasy. Should the NBA just go ahead and give him his MVP award now? Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 16 with five dimes
    D'Angelo Russell was solid against the Blazers on Saturday with 16 points, five assists, four boards and two 3-pointers in a season-high 38 minutes.

    Advice: It was encouraging to see Russell play so many minutes and he did look good out there tonight, but keep in mind that Lou Williams (personal) was unavailable on Saturday. Russell is starting to figure things out and is averaging 13.4 points, 5.4 boards, 3.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games. His fantasy arrow is pointing up and he should be much better in the second half of the season. With the Lakers going nowhere in the West, it makes sense for them to develop Russell as much as possible. Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Kobe Bryant plays 34 minutes, iffy for Sunday
    Kobe Bryant scored 21 points on 7-of-20 shooting against the Blazers on Saturday with two boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Both Kobe and head coach Byron Scott wouldn't commit to whether or not he would play against the Pacers on Sunday, but the 37-year-old admitted that his legs were dead in the fourth quarter. The Black Mamba was much better tonight after shooting 1-of-14 against the Warriors on Tuesday, but he still can't get much separation on his jump shots and is starting to become predictable on the offensive end. We'll have an update on Sunday morning, but don't count on Kobe playing. If he sits, Metta World Peace will likely draw the start. Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Alec Burks scores 21 points in win vs. NO
    Alec Burks made 9-of-14 from the field for a team-high 21 points during a 101-87 win over the Pelicans on Saturday, adding five rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: When he's on, he looks like one of the best sixth men in the NBA. Although, Burks has not been on over his previous three, making just 25 percent from the field in that stretch. This game got him back over 40 percent from the field (41.5) and he should be closer to 45-47 percent going forward. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Burks also played 15 minutes at point guard tonight. Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 28 with four treys
    C.J. McCollum predictably went off against the Lakers on Saturday, scoring 28 points with two boards, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: McCollum had his way with the woeful Lakers and hit 12-of-20 of his attempts from the field and was also 4-of-7 from deep. He's having a fantastic year in Portland and has been a top-50 player in standard leagues, and he is well on his way to winning the Most Improved Player Award this season. Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Jrue Holiday plays 14 minutes in B2B
    Jrue Holiday played 14 minutes on Saturday with two points, two rebounds, two assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: The good news here is that this was his first game in a back-to-back. Holiday did play a combined 27 minutes in the two games, so this isn't a massive milestone. He should still start trending up even though he'll have a minutes cap for another month. Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores eight points in start
    Thabo Sefolosha scored eight points against the Spurs during a start on Saturday with four rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Presumably, the Hawks put Thabo in the first unit to defend an offensive superstar at small forward. Sefolosha's value won't be too high considering he's not going to get many points, but he could have some sneaky late-round value. Most owners should shoot for a higher upside. Yesterday, 7:53 pm
  • Jarrett Jack hands out 14 assists
    Jarrett Jack handed out a season-high 14 assists against the Cavs on Saturday with 12 points, five rebounds and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He did make just 3-of-13 from the field, but Jack has picked it up lately. Over his last five games, he's averaged 14.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 0.4 blocks, 0.4 steals and 1.2 treys on 44.2 percent from the field. He's played really well in the last two weeks, so selling high right now makes sense. Yesterday, 7:23 pm
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson keeps rolling
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson picked up five steals against the Cavs on Saturday, adding six points, 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: It's hard to imagine a guy with no jumper and just a 12.4 usage rate can climb into the standard league convo for fantasy. However, Hollis-Jefferson has a terrific 20.8 defensive rebounding rate for a small forward and the Nets really like him as a starter. In his last four, he's averaged 11.0 points, 9.7 boards, 2.3 assists, 2.7 steals and 0.3 blocks on 50 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the line. He needs to be picked up in all standard leagues when he's hot like this. Yesterday, 7:16 pm
  • Brandon Rush will start on Saturday
    Brandon Rush will start on Saturday vs. the Kings with Harrison Barnes (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: He drew a start earlier in the season and scored eight points with two treys in 21 minutes, but it's probably best to just leave him on the wire for now. Yesterday, 5:48 pm
  • Jrue Holiday will play limited minutes on Sat
    Jrue Holiday will play limited minutes (around 15) on Saturday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Holiday got into some foul trouble on Friday and played just 13 minutes, but it's very encouraging to see that the Pelicans feel comfortable enough to play him on the second night of a back-to-back set. Ish Smith should still see plenty of run and has been on fire, so his owners should keep him plugged in their lineups. As for Holiday, his owners should probably leave him on the bench. Yesterday, 4:40 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha will start on Saturday
    Thabo Sefolosha will start on Saturday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Sefolosha was rested on Friday vs. the Grizzlies, but he should see minutes in the 20s tonight and will probably be tasked with guarding Kawhi Leonard. Kent Bazemore will shift to the bench against the Spurs after he returned from his ankle injury on Friday, but it's possible that the Hawks are just being cautious with him since it's the second night of a back-to-back set. Sefolosha is more of a defensive specialist, so he is better suited for deeper leagues. Yesterday, 4:10 pm
  • Donald Sloan out on Saturday
    Donald Sloan (illness) will not play on Saturday against the Cavs.

    Advice: Hopefully it's just a cold. Sloan is not in the rotation. Yesterday, 3:18 pm
  • Jrue Holiday expected to play Saturday
    Jrue Holiday is expected to be available to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Well, this is interesting. We still don't have official confirmation, but this is fairly credible information. Holiday only played 13 minutes on Friday due to foul trouble, so that may have helped him here. He'll likely have a sharpest minutes cap tonight, so he's not a strong play. If you were going to use Ish Smith, this shouldn't change your mind much. Yesterday, 1:49 pm
  • Kobe Bryant will not be benched by Scott
    Lakers head coach Byron Scott said that he would not consider benching Kobe Bryant for poor play.

    Advice: "I would never, never, never do that," Scott said on Friday. "That's not an option whatsoever. No, that's not an option." The Black Mamba is coming off the worst shooting performance of his career after he went 1-of-14 from the field in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors, but his role is obviously still safe and he should have the green light going forward. However, his owners should leave him on their bench until he turns things around, and there's no telling if he ever will. Yesterday, 8:51 am
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) is targeting Sunday
    The Wolves are hoping to get Ricky Rubio (ankle) back for Sunday's game vs. Clippers.

    Advice: Rubio could have played on Friday night vs. the Kings, but the Wolves decided to hold him out as a precaution. The good news is that his injury is minor and it's not related to last year's ankle issue which limited him to 22 appearances, so he should be fine moving forward. If Rubio is held out again, Zach LaVine should get another start. Yesterday, 8:25 am
  • Jrue Holiday likely going to be out Saturday
    Jrue Holiday is expected to sit out on Saturday against the Jazz.

    Advice: He had a bad run on Friday against the Clippers, scoring seven points with two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in just 13 minutes. Hopefully, there was no aggravation here, but his owners shouldn't be expecting Holiday to play on Saturday anyway. Ish Smith time. Yesterday, 12:48 am
  • Rajon Rondo hands out 16 assists in loss
    Rajon Rondo handed out 16 assists during a 101-91 loss to the Wolves on Friday, adding four rebounds, 16 points and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He is dropping dimes like a clumsy toll-booth attendant these days and not having DeMarcus Cousins (back) around has given him more responsibilities on offense. He has second-round value in the past 10 games, which is almost hard to believe. Yesterday, 12:17 am
  • Klay Thompson knocks down three treys in win
    Klay Thompson knocked down three more 3-pointers during the Dubs 135-116 win over the Suns on Friday, adding 15 points, two boards, one block and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Klay went 6-of-11 from the field in this one, and he would have had a much bigger game if the score weren’t so lopsided. Thompson's numbers are trending up, and he's put in averages of 17.7 points, 2.7 three-pointers, 2.8 assists, 0.7 blocks and just 1.2 turnovers over the past six games, and he should only get better as we get deeper into the season. Through the month of November Klay has performed at a sixth-round level, so the buy-low window remains open for a guy with early-round upside. Friday, 11:49 pm
  • Stephen Curry's 41 points lead Dubs to 17th W
    Stephen Curry helped lead the Dubs to their 17th consecutive win on Friday, scoring 41 points on 11-of-20 shooting (10-of-11 from the stripe) to go with six boards, eight assists, two steals, nine 3-pointers and six turnovers in just 31 minutes of work.

    Advice: Where to start? This was Curry's fifth 40+ point performance of the season, his nine makes from distance were the most treys made in a single game so far this year, and this was also his fourth outing on the year with at least eight 3-pointers. He surpassed LeBron James for 35th place in career 3-pointers (1,277) tonight, and over the past three games Chef Curry has averaged 28.0 points per game without ever stepping foot on the court during the fourth-quarter. Oh yeah, and the Dubs are undefeated. Your current league MVP and fantasy basketball's No. 1 option, ladies and gentlemen. Friday, 11:27 pm
  • Kemba Walker blocks two shots
    Kemba Walker blocked two shots during a 95-90 loss to the Cavs on Friday, adding 18 points with four rebounds, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Where is all this defense coming from? In his last three games, he's blocked seven shots, adding averages of 24.3 points, 4.0 boards, 4.7, 1.7 steals and 1.7 treys on 53.6 percent from the field and 88.9 percent from the line. Walker is playing some of his best ball of his life right now and is on pace for a career year. Friday, 7:25 pm
  • Victor Oladipo thriving off bench, scores 17
    Victor Oladipo looked comfortable off the bench on Friday against the Bucks with 17 points, six rebounds, nine assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He's the latest case of why it doesn't matter if a player starts or comes off the bench. Oladipo scored 24 points in his first game off the bench on Wednesday and he's looked great as a combo guard in the second unit. He's a stat-stuffer with big upside, so his owners should have confidence in his going forward in any role. Friday, 6:48 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless gets minutes again
    Jerryd Bayless played 32 minutes against Magic on Friday during a 114-90 loss with 17 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: The more Michael Carter-Williams struggles, the better off it'll be for Bayless. He played 36 minutes on Wednesday and clearly the team has some concerns about him. Bayless probably won't be playing this much, but he's worth a look if you want to bet against MCW -- that's not a bad bet at all. Keep in mind his increased production has a lot to do with the Bucks being blown out so frequently these days. Friday, 6:37 pm
  • Khris Middleton scores 15 points vs. Magic
    Khris Middleton scored 15 points against the Magic on Friday with three rebounds, four assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He's starting to pick it up from the outside and has made 10-of-15 (66.7 percent) from deep in his last three. The Bucks are getting decent offensive production on the wings, but not much else. Middleton is trending up now. Friday, 6:36 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams still in horrid slump
    Michael Carter-Williams made 1-of-3 from the field for three points with four rebounds, three assists and five turnovers in 24 minutes during a blowout 114-90 loss to the Magic on Friday

    Advice: He is coming off an 0-of-7 from the field on Wednesday and is just killing his fantasy owners right now. Carter-Williams is under 26 minutes per game in his last six and he has a plus/minus of minus-61 in that span. He's not going to be this bad, so he's a buy-low player to a degree. That said, you shouldn't be giving up anything you're going to miss in a standard league. He is a better buy-low target in points leagues, though. Friday, 6:33 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Friday vs. Sacramento
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: While Rubio wanted to play tonight, the Wolves are holding him out as a precaution and Zach LaVine will be inserted into the starting lineup in his place. LaVine will get a favorable matchup against the Kings, so go ahead and get him active. The Wolves play again on Sunday vs. the Clippers and we'll be considering Rubio questionable for that one. This is a reminder that owners should be looking to sell high on Rubio once he strings together a few good games. Friday, 6:32 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha out for Friday night
    Thabo Sefolosha (rest) will not play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: It's just rest on the front end of a back-to-back set. Sefolosha did have some tightness in his ankle following a back-to-back set last week, so the Hawks will play it safe. Kent Bazemore (ankle) is back and starting while Lamar Patterson should get some run, too. Friday, 3:38 pm
  • Ricky Rubio is a game-time call for Friday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is a game-time decision to face the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: He is reportedly feeling better, but the Wolves are probably going to be careful with Rubio given his injury history and how he had some ankle soreness even before he played on Wednesday. If he's out, Zach LaVine will be a popular DFS play in a favorable matchup. He should be owned in all standard leagues, too. Friday, 11:59 am
  • Kobe Bryant will play on Saturday
    Kobe Bryant will play against the Blazers on Saturday after putting in a limited practice on Friday.

    Advice: He is not expected to have a minutes cap for the road game and coach Byron Scott is open to suggestions on how to handle Bryant on back-to-back. Kobe is not getting to the basket at all anymore and it's led to him being the least efficient high-volume starter in the NBA. Friday, 11:39 am
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) still hopeful to play
    Ricky Rubio (sore left ankle) is reportedly feeling better and is still hopeful to play against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: We heard a similar report on Thursday, so his status is clearly trending in the right direction. While his injury may be minor, don't be surprised if the Wolves play it safe given his injury history. We'll have another update after shootaround, but expect Zach LaVine to benefit the most if Rubio can't play. Friday, 9:09 am
  • Victor Oladipo will come off the bench again
    Victor Oladipo will come off the bench again for Friday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He recently said that he would embrace his role off the bench, and it seemed to work well for him last game as he was able to drop 24 points with one 3-pointer, four rebounds, two assists and zero turnovers in 26 minutes. Oladipo should be fine in his new role and his owners shouldn't be worried at the moment. Friday, 9:01 am
  • Scott keeping D'Angelo Russell on short leash
    Byron Scott said that D'Angelo Russell can't keep making the same mistakes if he wants to earn consistent playing time with the Lakers.

    Advice: "We’ve been playing [Russell] minutes," said Scott. "He’s getting minutes and making mistakes. Now is a time I expect and will be more demanding. I’m not going to accept some of the mistakes we’re making, especially the ones that he makes over and over again." When Scott was asked directly if he thought Russell could have benefitted from playing during the fourth-quarter of Wednesday's blowout loss to the Warriors, he simply responded, "nah." It's an interesting approach from a coach on a rebuilding team. Thursday, 12:49 pm
  • Scott won't cut down on Kobe Bryant's minutes
    Byron Scott said that he doesn't intend to cut down on Kobe Bryant's minutes despite the fact that the Lakers own a record of 2-12, the worst in the Western Conference.

    Advice: "I haven't thought about reducing his role," Scott said. "I think his role is pretty defined for us right now. So is his minutes." Scott seems to be content playing Bryant around 30 minutes a night, despite the fact that Kobe is shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field. "I am concerned about his shooting percentage and shots so far, but so far as knowing him the way I've known him and how long he's played in this league, I'm not worried about him finding it." Kobe's minutes will be safe will Scott at the helm, but owners in standard leagues could probably do better. Thursday, 12:11 pm
  • Aaron Brooks won't travel to Indianapolis
    Aaron Brooks (hamstring) will not travel to the team to Indianapolis, according to Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg.

    Advice: This rules Brooks out for Friday's game against the Pacers, but could put him in play for his targeted November 30 return against the Spurs. With Derrick Rose healthy, Brooks shouldn't be owned in standard fantasy leagues even when he returns to health. Thursday, 9:51 am
  • Rajon Rondo more relaxed off the court
    Rajon Rondo said he's more relaxed off the court these days.

    Advice: The 29-year-old is in the midst of a career season and said he's become more relaxed off the court. "I’m more so into reading now," Rondo said. "Different religions, growing plants, I’m doing things of that nature. It’s kind of crazy. I never thought I’d be doing things like this, at this age. I always thought I’d get into gardening or something like that when I was 50." It's unclear if Rondo still dominates at Connect Four, but either way, his fantasy owners are being treated to a late-round steal so far this season as he's averaging 12.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 14.0 assists in his last 10 games. Thursday, 8:45 am
  • Stephen Curry the Lionel Messi of the NBA
    Steph Curry compared his style of play to soccer star Lionel Messi.

    Advice: Curry and Messi are the two most creative player in their respective sports, a fact that is not lost on Curry. "We both have a creative style, a feel when you are out on the pitch or the court," Curry said. "I'm trying to do some fancy things out there with both hands, making crossover moves and having a certain flair to my game and that's definitely the style Messi has when he is out there in his matches." Curry is well on his way to winning a second straight MVP award and his fantasy owners can feel free to just sit back and enjoy the ride. Thursday, 8:42 am
  • Byron Scott still confident in Kobe Bryant
    Lakers head coach Byron Scott said he's confident Kobe Bryant can still play in the NBA.

    Advice: Though Bryant has struggled to start the 2015-16 season, Scott said he isn't too concerned about the veteran. "Obviously he's struggling right now with his shot, and I think everybody can see that," Scott said. "So it's trying to get him in better position to be able to have an opportunity to knock those shots down on a consistent basis. That's No. 1." Though Bryant is still capable of a big game here and there, he's hurting fantasy teams more than he's helping and isn't a must-own player in standard leagues. Thursday, 8:39 am
  • Ricky Rubio hopeful for Friday vs Kings
    Ricky Rubio (sore left ankle) said he's hopeful that he'll be able to play against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: Rubio got treatment on his sore left ankle after Wednesday's game against the Hawks and is hoping to be able to suit up against the Kings on Friday. We'll keep an eye on his status, but Zach LaVine would be in line for a larger role (and increased fantasy value) if Rubio is unable to play. Thursday, 7:51 am
  • Victor Oladipo embracing new role
    Victor Oladipo said he'll embrace his role off the bench.

    Advice: Oladipo had a big game off the bench with 24 points in Wednesday's win over the Knicks and said he'd continue to embrace his new role. "My teammates look up to me," Oladipo said. "So it was huge the way I responded today, because everybody saw that." It's unclear how long Oladipo's bench role will last, but his fantasy owners can rest easy as he's clearly capable of thriving regardless of his role. Thursday, 7:47 am
  • Jerryd Bayless downplays postgame exchange
    Jerryd Bayless downplayed a postgame exchange with DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Bayless and Cousins reportedly exchanged some words after Wednesday's game, but Bayless said the incident was just part of a heated game. "It happens," Bayless said. "You move on." There was reportedly no contact made by either player, so it doesn't sound like we should see any punishment from the league here. Thursday, 6:42 am
  • Alec Burks scores eight, gets 12 mins at PG
    Alec Burks scored eight points on 3-of-13 from the field with six rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 29 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: While this wasn't a good game at all, he played 12 minutes at point guard tonight with Trey Burke (back) not being able to play in the second half. Burks probably won't be getting into the starting lineup any time soon, but he should be able to clear 30 minutes with added responsibility. He is worth owning in standard leagues. Wednesday, 11:32 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 19 in 25 minutes
    Jrue Holiday scored 19 points with two rebounds, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: It would appear the Pelicans were able to keep Jrue in one piece while Tyreke Evans (knee) has been out. His minutes are trending up and he should be getting close to 30 minutes in the next few weeks. He could put up mid-round value very soon. Wednesday, 11:17 pm
  • Wayne Ellington back from migraine Wednesday
    Wayne Ellington (migraine) played seven minutes during Wednesday's road loss, making a free throw to finish with one point, one rebound and one assist.

    Advice: The migraine kept Ellington from playing on Sunday but it's no longer an issue. What is an issue, at least for fantasy owners, is the fact that he's averaging 3.5 points on 32.7 percent shooting this season. Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Jarrett Jack held in check by foul trouble
    Foul trouble limited Jarrett Jack to 26 minutes during Wednesday's game vs. the Thunder, which he finished with nine points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: Russell Westbrook will have that effect on opposing point guards, and Jack's foul problems led to more playing time for backup Shane Larkin. This is a matchup-based blip on the radar, and Jack should be fine for Saturday's game vs. the Cavs. Wednesday, 10:05 pm
  • Hollis-Jefferson dubbed 'fresh meat' by KD
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 11 points, 11 rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes vs. Kevin Durant and the Thunder on Wednesday.

    Advice: RHJ continues to impress and it looks like the Nets' starting SF job is his to lose, though he had another valuable learning experience tonight -- he was torched defensively by Durant, who later described the rookie as "fresh meat." He didn't have any steals tonight but made 4-of-7 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs, and is worth adding to the end of your bench. Wednesday, 10:05 pm
  • Rajon Rondo flirts with a trip-double
    Rajon Rondo flirted with a triple-double against the Bucks on Wednesday with 10 points, nine rebounds, 13 assists, one block and four turnovers.

    Advice: He's leading the NBA in assists and he's had at least nine dimes in each of his last 10 games. Rondo also has pulled down 9.1 boards per game in his last 10, adding averages of 12.9 points and 14.0 dimes in that span. Rondo has put up early-round value this month and his owners are getting a hefty return on investment right now. Wednesday, 8:43 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha locks down Wiggins in 32 mins
    Making another start at SF on Wednesday, Thabo Sefolosha contributed 10 points, two 3-pointers, six rebounds and one block in 32 minutes vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: His defense kept Andrew Wiggins in check, as he scored only 15 points on 5-of-17 shooting, and it will be interesting to see how Mike Budenholzer uses Thabo once Kent Bazemore (ankle) returns to action. Tonight's solid game comes on the heels of a terrific game vs. the Celtics, and Sefolosha is worth deploying while logging 30+ minutes as a starter. Wednesday, 8:41 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless plays down stretch
    Jerryd Bayless played 36 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday with 13 points, four rebounds, four assists, four steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: With Michael Carter-Williams struggling, Jerryd Bayless picked up some extra playing time. Bayless also benefited from Jabari Parker only playing in 21 minutes. He's not quite worth owning in all standard leagues, but he is on the radar in almost any format. Wednesday, 8:12 pm
  • Khris Middleton hits five 3-pointers
    Khris Middleton matched his season-high 21 points against the Kings on Wednesday with two rebounds, six assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: His five treys and six dimes were both season highs. Middleton is starting to come around and has made 7-of-10 from deep in his last two. The buy low window is closing fast and maybe cutting down Michael Carter-Williams' minutes will help him, too. Wednesday, 8:09 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams misses all 7 FGAs
    Michael Carter-Williams missed all seven shots from the field against the Kings on Wednesday, scoring four points at the line with no rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: Yikes. Carter-Williams is such a liability on offense and he's really seen his minutes, usage rate and overall production come down. He's not in jeopardy of losing his starting job yet, but coach Jason Kidd benched MCW in the final five minutes. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope makes 2-of-15 FGs
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope struggled on Wednesday with six points on 2-of-15 shooting, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, four assists and two steals.

    Advice: The streaky shooter was coming off two strong offensive performances in which he averaged 16.5 points. With nearly unlimited minutes (he logged 34 tonight) KCP is getting enough points, 3s and steals to be held in all leagues -- just don't expect many well-rounded performances. Wednesday, 7:53 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (sore ankle) out for game
    Ricky Rubio is dealing with a sore left ankle and will not return on Wednesday against the Hawks.

    Advice: Well, go pick up Zach LaVIne in all leagues. Rubio had some ankle soreness earlier this week and the Wolves tend to be very careful with him. Considering he couldn't finish the game tonight, he's very likely to miss at least one game. Rubio finished with five points, three rebounds, six assists and one steal in 21 minutes. Wednesday, 7:14 pm
  • Victor Oladipo w/ team-high 24 pts off bench
    Victor Oladipo came off the bench on Wednesday with a team-high 24 points vs. the Knicks, hitting 5-of-15 field goals and 13-of-15 free throws in Orlando's home win.

    Advice: VO added one 3-pointer, four rebounds, two assists and zero turnovers in 26 minutes. Scott Skiles said that his lineup change wasn't "punitive," but he still sent a loud and clear message to his team. "We're trying to find a better balance between the first and second units," he said. How long Oladipo is tethered to the bench is anyone's guess, but hopefully this performance got him out of Skiles' doghouse. If nothing else Oladipo played with aggression, and his free throws easily bested his career-high of 12. Wednesday, 7:03 pm
  • Nicolas Batum hands out season-high 11 dimes
    Nicolas Batum played through illness to finish Wednesday's game with 16 points, three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two steals and a season-high 11 assists.

    Advice: Batum shot 5-of-15 from the field but he only turned the ball over twice. He's delivering well-rounded production on a nightly basis, fulfilling his owners' draft-day hopes, and continues to hover around top-25 value in 8-cat leagues. Wednesday, 6:39 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) will start on Wednesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, as expected.

    Advice: Kevin Martin, Andrew Wiggins, Kevin Garnett and Karl-Anthony Towns will join Rubio in the starting five for tonight's game. Rubio suffered an extremely minor ankle injury during Monday's game, but he practice in full on Tuesday and was never really in any doubt of missing Wednesday's contest. Go ahead and get him active. Wednesday, 4:52 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (illness) will start Wednesday
    Nicolas Batum (illness) will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Batum said he would play earlier in the day, but now we have official confirmation. He's been hot through the month of November and will get a favorable matchup with the Wizards, so he's worth considering as a DFS play. The Hornets will roll out their standard starting five of Kemba Walker, Batum, Marvin Williams and Al Jefferson for Wednesday's game. Wednesday, 3:18 pm
  • Kobe Bryant sits out Wednesday's practice
    Kobe Bryant (rest) did not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a scheduled rest day for Bryant who logged 25 minutes during Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors. He has plenty of time to rest up for Saturday's game against the Blazers, but with the Lakers scheduled for a back-to-back set Saturday vs. Portland and Sunday vs. Indiana, there's a chance he sits out one of those games. Kobe is shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field on the season, and he's not a must-own guy in standard leagues. Wednesday, 2:12 pm
  • Victor Oladipo will come off the bench on Wed
    Victor Oladipo will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, and Channing Frye will replace him in the starting five.

    Advice: Oladipo has been horrible since returning from the concussion, averaging just 7.3 points, 4.0 boards and 2.7 assists per game on a putrid 31.0 percent shooting from the field, so perhaps he can get things back on track acting as a sixth man for the Magic. Oladipo has early-round upside, so owners shouldn't be looking to sell at this current low point. For what it's worth, head coach Scott Skiles said the move was not punitive, and he's just looking to get more balance with the first-unit. There's also no indication that the bench role will be a long-term thing for Dipo, and it's important to note that he's still expected to play starters minutes. Wednesday, 8:38 am
  • Batum (illness) says he'll play on Wednesday
    Nicolas Batum (illness) participated in Wednesday morning's shootaround, and said that he's good to go for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Batum added that he feels he can play starters minutes tonight, so owners can plan on having him out there. The Wizards are amongst the bottom-tier of teams at defending the shooting guard position, so Batum, who has been fantastic through the month of November, will also make for a quality DFS play tonight. Wednesday, 8:28 am
  • Kobe Bryant says he could be averaging 35 PPG
    Kobe Bryant said he wasn't really all that worried about his current career-low shooting percentage (31.1 percent) following the Lakers blowout loss to the Warriors on Tuesday, and added that he could be averaging 35 points per game if he really wanted to.

    Advice: "I'm not really worried about it, honestly," Bryant said. "My shooting will be better. I could've scored 80 [Tuesday vs. Golden State]. It wouldn't have made a damn difference. We just have bigger problems. I could be out there averaging 35 points a game. We'd be what, 3-11? We've got to figure out how to play systematically in a position that's going to keep us in ballgames." Given that Kobe is currently shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field, he'd need roughly 50 shots a game to get to that 35 points per game averages, so he's right that that probably wouldn't be best for his team. He also missed a layup on his way to a 1-of-14 shooting performance Tuesday night, so 80 points seems a tad unrealistic. Wednesday, 6:27 am
  • Kobe thinks Dubs can beat 33-game win streak
    Following the Lakers 111-77 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday night, Kobe Bryant said the he believes the Dubs have a real shot at breaking the 1971-72 Lakers' 33-game win streak.

    Advice: "Yeah, they could do it – because they’re good," Bryant said. "It’s a very young league, and they’ve managed to put together a team of extremely intelligent players and extremely versatile players, and great shooters. And so I see no reason why they couldn’t continue to extend [the record]." Game recognize game. Simply put, the Warriors have looked phenomenal this year going undefeated through the first 16 games of the season with MVP Stephen Curry leading the way behind averages of 32.1 points (career-high), 5.1 boards (career-high), 5.9 assists, 2.6 steals (career-high) and 4.9 three-pointers (career-high) per contest on 51.2 percent shooting from the field. The Dubs will look to extend their current winning streak against the Suns on Friday. Wednesday, 6:22 am
  • D'Angelo Russell scores eight points in loss
    D'Angelo Russell was held to just eight points on 4-of-8 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: The rookie also added two assists, four boards and two steals, but he missed his two attempts from beyond the arc. Russell was showing signs of improvement over his last three games, but the Warriors are playing some insane basketball right now and his owners could probably see tonight's mediocre stat line coming from a mile away. Russell will look to get it going vs. the Blazers on Saturday. Tuesday, 10:37 pm
  • Kobe Bryant shoots 1-of-14 from the field
    Kobe Bryant shot just 1-of-14 from the field in Tuesday's blowout loss against the Warriors, finishing with four points, six boards, two assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: In case you're wondering, it was the worst shooting performance of his career and some of his shots weren't close at all. Father Time is undefeated and the Black Mamba is his next victim, so his owners shouldn't be expecting too much out of him going forward. Tuesday, 10:21 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 18 in loss to Bulls
    C.J. McCollum hit 7-of-17 shots and two 3-pointers for 18 points, two rebounds and four assists in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: This wasn't one of his greatest games, but he still put up pretty solid numbers. The Blazers get the Lakers on Saturday, so CJM should have a big game as long as he's not on the bench late in a blowout. Tuesday, 10:14 pm
  • Klay Thompson shoots 3-of-12 from the field
    Klay Thompson struggled against the Lakers on Tuesday, finishing with 11 points on 3-of-12 shooting from the field.

    Advice: He also added three boards, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers, but it was a little disappointing to see him take a step back after he recently strung together a few good games. Thompson's buy-low window probably opened up a little more after tonight's dud, so feel free to test the patience of his owners in your league. Tuesday, 10:09 pm
  • Warriors set NBA record, improve to 16-0
    The Warriors set an NBA record on Tuesday with a dominant win over the Lakers to become the first team to start the season 16-0 with Stephen Curry leading the way with 24 points.

    Advice: Unreal. The Warriors look unstoppable at the moment and they are showing no signs of slowing down. Curry has been the clear frontrunner to win the MVP Award once again and he's been the best player in real life and in fantasy this season. The Warriors will look to improve their streak on Friday in Phoenix. Curry added nine assists, four boards, two steals and four 3-pointers in the win. Tuesday, 9:58 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 15, hits 7-of-8
    Thabo Sefolosha drew another start in the absence of Kent Bazemore (ankle) on Tuesday, hitting 7-of-8 shots for a season-high 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks in an easy win over the Celtics.

    Advice: He's not really an offensive threat on most nights, but has played well on that end of the court in two straight. He'll continue to start and guard the opposition's best player for as long as Bazemore is out, but is only a real option in fantasy on nights when Baze isn't playing. Bazemore has missed four straight games, but should be back by the end of the week. Tuesday, 8:19 pm
  • Scott wants to get Russell to 30-35 minutes
    Byron Scott said he would like for D'Angelo Russell to play 30-35 minutes per game, but Russell will need to earn those minutes with his play on the court.

    Advice: The No. 2 overall pick has begun to string some good games together, as he's averaging 14.3 points, 6.0 boards, 3.3 assists and 2.0 tripes per game over the last three. Scott isn't going to hand the rookie minutes, but he did earn a season-high 36 minutes during the Lakers loss to the Blazers on Sunday. His arrow is pointing up, so he's worth stashing in standard leagues. Tuesday, 12:27 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) practices in full Tuesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) practiced in full on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rubio rolled his ankle a bit during Monday's game against the 76ers, but he played through the injury, and his full participation in Tuesday's practice would indicate that he'll be fine for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks. We'll hold him off the injury report for now, and unless we hear something different, owners can plan on having him active for Wednesday's game. Tuesday, 11:47 am
  • Batum (gastroenteritis) questionable vs. WAS
    Nicolas Batum (gastroenteritis) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: The stomach bug is going around the NBA right now, and Batum is the latest victim. He's been rolling through the month of November with averages of 17.8 points, 5.8 boards, 4.2 assists, 2.4 three-pointers, 1.1 steals and 0.7 blocks per game, so it won't be easy to replace his production if he's unable to give it a go on Wednesday. Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson would likely do the heavy lifting on offense with Jeremy Lin and Jeremy Lamb also seeing some increased opportunity. Owners can check back for another update on Batum following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 11:23 am
  • Khris Middleton has efficient night in win
    Khris Middleton made 5-of-7 from the field for 16 points against the Pistons on Monday, adding three rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's one of two very efficient games on the season for Middleton. He isn't getting a ton of shots in the offense and hasn't hit more than two treys in any of his last five games, averaging 12.8 points, 2.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.2 treys. Middleton's arrow is pointing up, though. Monday, 10:17 pm
  • Alec Burks scores eight points in loss
    Alec Burks scored eight points on 2-of-9 shooting in Monday's blowout loss to the Thunder, adding three assists, two boards and one steal in 25 minutes.

    Advice: The Jazz were completely outplayed by the Thunder tonight and the game was basically over by halftime, but Burks had his fair share of struggles as well. His efficiency has trailed off lately because he is shooting just 32.8 percent from the field over his last five games, but he should be able to break out of his slump soon. Burks is still playing the best basketball of his career and was returning mid-round value just a couple of weeks ago, so look for him to bounce back against the Clippers on Wednesday. Monday, 10:16 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams finally has nice game
    Michael Carter-Williams made 6-of-10 from the field for 12 points with three rebounds, eight assists, three steals and one block in 26 minutes against the Pistons on Monday.

    Advice: It was his best game of the season. Carter-Williams only had one shot from beyond 10 feet tonight, which is a good formula for success. His owners will be hoping for more games like this one. Monday, 10:10 pm
  • Kemba Walker catches fire, scores 39 points
    Kemba Walker was awesome during a 127-122 overtime win over the Kings on Monday, scoring a season-high 39 points with six rebounds, five assists, two steals, three blocks and four 3-pointers in 47 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. He made 16-of-23 from the field and scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the Hornets pull off a 22-point comeback. Walker is absolutely cooking right now with season averages of 18.4 points, 3.8 boards, 5.4 dimes, 1.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.6 treys on 46.4 percent from the field. He has second-round value on the season and is trending up right now. He won't be this good, but you have to be excited to own him. Monday, 9:20 pm
  • Ben McLemore gets 19 minutes
    Ben McLemore played 19 minutes in the starting lineup on Monday with 10 points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Even though he started, he's probably the No. 4 wing option behind Marco Belinelli, Omri Casspi and Darren Collison. McLemore had a nice little run last week, but he is only worth owning in 20-team leagues right now. Monday, 8:35 pm
  • Two Dollars: Rajon Rondo has 20 dimes
    Rajon Rondo handed out a season-high 20 assists during a loss to the Hornets on Monday, adding 14 points, eight rebounds, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

    Advice: It's the most assists in an NBA game this season and now Rondo has twice as many 15-dime games as the rest of the NBA with four (Russell Westbrook and Brandon Knight). Coach George Karl is running Rondo into the ground right now, so hopefully the wheels don't fall off. In his last eight games, Rondo is putting up second-round value and selling high makes a lot of sense. Monday, 8:18 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores eight with 11 dimes
    Ricky Rubio scored eight points with 11 assists, five boards and one steal on Monday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Even against a poor defender such as T.J. McConnell, Rubio wasn't very aggressive on offense and attempted just five shots, making two of them. He didn't have any 3-pointers and turned the ball over four times, but his owners drafted him for his elite ability to rack up assists. He should be a mid-round guy the rest of the way if he stays healthy. Monday, 7:55 pm
  • Scott Skiles: It's time to change the lineup
    Coach Scott Skiles said that it's "time to change the lineup" following a loss to the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: Oh boy. Based on how Victor Oladipo has been benched multiple times in the past week, there is a pretty good chance he or Elfrid Payton moves to the second unit because they're not playing well off each other right now. Oladipo's owners shouldn't be pushing the panic button yet and anyone who wants to own him should try to see if his owner will sell low. He finished with 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 26 minutes. Nov 23, 6:51 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell now calling 90% of the plays
    D'Angelo Russell is now calling 90 percent of the plays when he's on the floor.

    Advice: "He needs that confidence," Byron Scott said. "He needs to know that we believe in him. Giving him the ball and saying you will run the show pretty much says it all." This is a big difference from just a couple of weeks ago, when Scott and Russell were splitting the calls evenly. Over his last three games, Russell is averaging 14.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.0 3-pointers, and he's also been able to stay on the floor with average north of 32 minutes during that stretch. It's taking some time, but things are noticeably improving for Russell as he trends upward. Nov 23, 9:28 am
  • C.J. McCollum posts well-rounded line Sunday
    C.J. McCollum made 8-of-13 shots with three 3-pointers vs. the Lakers, finishing with 19 points, four boards, five assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: There's nothing like a game vs. the Lakers to snap a shooting slump -- McCollum came in shooting only 25-of-65 from the field in his previous four games. The lack of efficiency has taken a toll but he's still doing enough for steady mid-round value with upside, anchored by 20.1 points and 1.9 triples per game, and tonight's defensive stats are a welcome surprise. Nov 22, 9:16 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell returns after ankle sprain
    D'Angelo Russell posted 13 points, nine rebounds and six assists vs. the Blazers, knocking down two 3-pointers in 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: Russell was on the court down the stretch, which is a good sign that Byron Scott is trusting him more, but he shot 0-of-4 in the fourth quarter and had a costly turnover with two minutes remaining. He suffered a mild left ankle sprain in the third quarter but was able to return after being re-taped, and we're leaving him off the injury report in advance of Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors. Nov 22, 9:12 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (ankle) expected to return
    D'Angelo Russell (mild left ankle sprain) is expected to return to Sunday's game.

    Advice: He is having a nice game vs. the Blazers and fortunately seems to have avoided any serious injury. Nov 22, 8:02 pm
  • Klay Thompson, GSWs torch Nuggets from deep
    Klay Thompson knocked down four 3-pointers on Sunday, en route to 21 points, three rebounds, seven assists and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Mike Malone said prior to the game that the Nuggets' "inability to guard the 3-point line is a joke," and Golden State exploited the weakness by shooting 51.7 percent beyond the arc. Thompson's back is healthy and he's starting to heat up, a welcome turn of events after a sluggish start to the season. Nov 22, 7:48 pm
  • Golden State ties NBA record w/ 15-0 start
    Stephen Curry and the Warriors improved to 15-0 with a win in Denver on Sunday, thus tying the NBA record for consecutive wins to begin a season.

    Advice: Golden State tied the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and the 1993-94 Houston Rockets, and they can set a new record if they win at home vs. the Lakers on Tuesday. Their depth and team-first attitude is evident on a nightly basis, and it helps that they have the reigning MVP on their side -- Curry posted 19 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds, seven assists and three steals tonight, and could blow up in Tuesday's potentially historic game. Nov 22, 7:46 pm
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson racks up five steals
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson racked up a career-high five steals vs. Boston on Sunday, adding nine points (2-of-3 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), seven rebounds, four assists and one block.

    Advice: RHJ has at least one steal in five straight games and he's well worth a look for specialist value. He committed only one turnover in 31 minutes tonight and his role could be on the rise, but don't expect much scoring from the 20-year-old swingman. Nov 22, 5:41 pm
  • Jarrett Jack scores 22 pts in Nets' third win
    Jarrett Jack scored 22 points to help the Nets hold off the Celtics on Sunday, making 7-of-11 field goals and 8-of-10 free throws in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Jack added four boards, four assists and one steal, quickly making up for a lackluster performance on Friday. The veteran is posting his best stats since 2011-12 with New Orleans, returning mid-round value for owners who snagged him late on draft day. Nov 22, 5:40 pm
  • Jarrett Jack scores 22 pts in Nets' third win
    Jarrett Jack scored 22 points to help the Nets hold off the Celtics on Sunday, making 7-of-11 field goals and 8-of-10 free throws in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Jack added four boards, four assists and one steal, quickly making up for a lackluster performance on Friday. The veteran is posting his best stats since 2011-12 with New Orleans, returning mid-round value for owners who snagged him late on draft day. Nov 22, 5:40 pm
  • Wayne Ellington (illness) questionable Sunday
    Wayne Ellington (illness) is questionable to play against the Celtics on Sunday.

    Advice: Ellington is dealing with a migraine, but the issue wasn't reported until a few minutes before tip-off. He is averaging just 13.8 minutes per game this season, so he probably won't upset too many fantasy owners. For what it's worth, Ellington wasn't on the bench when the game started. Nov 22, 3:06 pm
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has a nice effort
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 16 points with one rebound, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: He's been somewhat quiet until this one with just one game over 10 points in his previous four. In last five, Caldwell-Pope averaged 11.4 points, 2.0 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.4 treys on 40.4 percent from the field. He won't be breakout this year, but he should be able to hold his eighth-round value on the season. Nov 21, 7:55 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 13 points in start
    Thabo Sefolosha scored 13 points in a start against the Cavs on Saturday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks put him out there on LeBron James and he did a fine job. Sefolosha's added playing time probably won't last for long with Kent Bazemore (ankle) likely back in the next couple games. If he's out there on the wire, he should probably stay there. Nov 21, 7:07 pm
  • Khris Middleton still in slump
    Khris Middleton scored eight points on 3-of-11 from the field against the Pacers on Saturday, adding two rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The Bucks just aren't using him correctly right now. Before tonight, only 40.4 percent of his plays have been spot-up or off-screen plays, which should probably be over 50 after his breakout 2014-15. Whatever the case, expect Middleton to adapt to his SG role and improve on his current eight-round value on the season. Nov 21, 6:25 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams is struggling again
    Michael Carter-Williams scored seven points with three rebounds, three assists and five turnovers in a 123-86 loss to the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: In the last three games, Carter-Williams has eight assists to go with 11 turnovers. He's also made just 2-of-7 from the line, doesn't have any steals and is only averaging 9.3 points per game in that span. He won't be this bad, but MCW is regressing as opponents figure him out in the vanilla Bucks offense. Nov 21, 6:23 pm
  • Rajon Rondo has terrific game in win vs. ORL
    Rajon Rondo was superb against the Magic during a win on Saturday, scoring 13 points with seven rebounds, nine assists, three steals, three 3-pointers and one turnover.

    Advice: While this wasn't quite as eye-popping as some of his other games and he did snap his double-digit dime streak, Rondo had his most efficient game and had one turnover for just the second game all year. After the game he was asked by the Kings broadcast team if he was playing like he was in his prime. "I'm in my prime now," Rondo said. His value will go up sans Rudy Gay (shoulder) and is a must-start player. Nov 21, 5:34 pm
  • Ben McLemore cools off in a hurry
    Ben McLemore struggled against the Magic on Saturday with eight points, three rebounds, two assists and four turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: It was not his best game after he was coming off what may have been his best four-game stretch of his career. McLemore would be looking at some added opportunity while Rudy Gay (shoulder) is out, but Omri Casspi and Marco Belinelli both look like better short-term adds. Nov 21, 5:20 pm
  • Victor Oladipo benched in fourth quarter
    Victor Oladipo did not play at all in the fourth quarter during a loss to the Kings on Saturday, finishing with 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Scott Skiles is at it again. He apparently is not pleased with the effort from his star guard and benched him for a big chunk of the second half for the second game in a row. This should only be a temporary thing because Oladipo is too good, so his owners just have to weather the storm. He's a buy-low option. Nov 21, 4:34 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha to start vs. LeBron
    Thabo Sefolosha will start against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: This one has to be due to LeBron James, so the Hawks will get Sefolosha on him as much as they can. He's still not too involved in the offense, but should get enough minutes to be a viable fantasy option. Nov 21, 3:09 pm
  • Stephen Curry doesn't have best game in win
    The Warriors didn't need Stephen Curry's best effort during a 106-94 win over the Bulls on Friday with Curry making just 9-of-20 from the field for 27 points with five rebounds, four assists, four steals, three 3-pointers and six turnovers.

    Advice: For anyone else, this is pretty nice. For Stephen Curry, it's one of his worst games of the season. As they have all season, the Warriors small-ball lineup of Curry, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green dominated and managed to improve their offensive rating to 157.0 in 54 minutes on the season. Curry does have a whopping 20 turnovers in his last three games, but who cares? Additionally, he's only on pace for 416 treys this year now. The Warriors will look to try and go 15-0 against the Nuggets on Sunday. Nov 21, 2:10 am
  • D'Angelo Russell scores career-high 17
    D'Angelo Russell scored a career-high 17 points against the Raptors on Friday with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: It was by far his best offensive game and he's starting to take better shots and not forcing the ball. With the Lakers falling to 2-10, they may be more inclined to play Russell. He'll be wildly inconsistent, but he has enough upside to stash in standard leagues. He might be worth using, too. Nov 21, 12:56 am
  • Alec Burks scores 15 points with five boards
    Alec Burks put up 15 points on 4-of-14 shooting to go with five boards, one 3-pointer, one block and one turnover during Friday's loss to the Mavericks.

    Advice: Burks also shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe, making this your prototypical Burks-line. He's currently hitting career-highs in points (15.9), three-pointers (1.2) and steals (1.0) to go with a career-high usage rate of 25.6. His minutes have been trending up during the month of November, and he looks ready for a full bounce-back year after spending a majority of the 2014-15 season on the sidelines. Nov 20, 11:29 pm
  • Jrue Holiday plays 24 minutes
    Jrue Holiday played 24 minutes in the starting lineup on Friday with nine points, three rebounds, seven assists, one block and one turnover against the Spurs.

    Advice: He played well and the 24 minutes is a good sign. The Pelicans don't have another back-to-back set until Nov. 27 and 28 and then another on Dec. 1 and 2. Holiday should be in most lineups for the next two games -- both against the Suns. Nov 20, 9:51 pm
  • Jarrett Jack turns it over seven times
    Jarrett Jack turned the ball over a season-high seven times with 11 points, two rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The Nets first unit was awful in this game and some of it is on Jack. He has some solid season averages of 14.4 points, 4.5 boards, 7.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.3 treys. Jack has mid-round value with a slight downward trend. Nov 20, 7:29 pm
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has best game
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored a career-high 13 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He did score five points in the final 1:30 of this game, so this line is inflated due to garbage time. Hollis-Jefferson is running away with the starting job and he is showing some sort of offensive skill. He will be up and down for the next three months, but he's worth a look in 16-team leagues. Nov 20, 7:14 pm
  • Nicolas Batum scores 14 with three treys
    Nicolas Batum scored 14 points during a 113-88 win over the 76ers on Friday, adding four rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He is lighting it up from deep in his last five, making 3.4 treys per game with averages of 20.6 points, 4.8 boards, 3.8 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks and 2.6 turnovers. Batum looks like an early-round player. Nov 20, 7:09 pm
  • Kemba Walker getting hot again
    Kemba Walker made 7-of-12 from the field for 20 points with two rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two 3-pointers against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He was cooking early, making 5-of-5 from the field to start the game. Interestingly, Walker tends to shoot the ball worse in wins, but going up against the 76ers helps here. He is on a heater in his last three with multiple treys and at least 55 percent from the field in each game. Kemba has top-30 value on standard leagues so far and could stay in that neighborhood. Clearly the extra offensive weapons are helping. Nov 20, 7:06 pm
  • Aaron Brooks (hamstring) out two more games
    Updating a previous report, Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said that Aaron Brooks will remain sidelined for at least the next "couple games."

    Advice: That means the earliest Brooks could return would be November 30 vs. San Antonio. Kirk Hinrich will start for however long Brooks and Derrick Rose (ankle) are sidelined, with E'Twaun Moore seeing some increased opportunity for playing time off the bench. Neither Hinrich nor Moore are worth picking up in most formats with Rose seemingly close to making his return. Nov 20, 6:12 pm
  • Aaron Brooks (hamstring) targeting Tuesday
    Aaron Brooks (hamstring) is hopeful he'll be able to play Tuesday vs. the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: Brooks was spotted walking around without a limp on Friday, and he was also able to get in some work in the weight room, all positive signs regarding a potential Tuesday return. However, Derrick Rose (ankle) is also getting close to making his way back to the court, so there's not much reason to pick up Brooks in most leagues. Nov 20, 5:25 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha is good to go for Saturday
    Thabo Sefolosha will play against the Cavaliers on Saturday.

    Advice: He had some tightness in his ankle on Wednesday following the back-to-back set, but he'll be out there. Sefolosha and the Hawks don't have another back-to-back until Tuesday and Wednesday. He should get close to 28-30 minutes on Saturday. Nov 20, 12:27 pm
  • Jrue Holiday (rest) will start on Friday
    Jrue Holiday (rest) will start vs. the Spurs on Friday with Ish Smith moving to the bench.

    Advice: Holiday will still be limited to 25 minutes of action, so his owners may want to consider benching him with 11 games on the schedule tonight. His workload should start to increase as we approach the new year, so he should be owned in most leagues unless you're desperate to win right now. Nov 20, 9:22 am
  • Full Curry: Steph scores 40, GSW now 13-0
    Stephen Curry went crazy yet again during a thrilling 124-117 win over the Clippers on Thursday, scoring 40 points with 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: It's just not fair. Curry was in foul trouble and only had three points in the first quarter, which helped the Clippers build a 23-point lead in the first half. As only they could, the Warriors went absolutely bonkers in the fourth quarter with their eight 3-pointers giving them a 100.0 effective field goal percentage in that frame. On the season, Curry still has a ridiculous 69.2 true shooting percentage (TS%) to go with his third-ranked 33.6 usage rate -- no player in NBA history has posted a usage rate of at least 33 with a TS% of at least 64. He's on pace for 428 treys on the season and is on pace to be the most efficient high-volume player in one season. Nov 19, 11:44 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores season-high 25
    Klay Thompson scored a season-high 25 points against the Clippers on Thursday with three rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He actually played some great defense on Blake Griffin in the post tonight, so that's all the evidence you need to know how healthy his back is -- assuming he is healthy following this game. Thompson was uber aggressive today and his 12 attempts from the line tonight almost doubled his 14 attempts from his previous 11 games. If you bought low in the past week, you're looking pretty smart with Klay trending up. Nov 19, 11:31 pm
  • Khris Middleton scores 15 points
    Khris Middleton didn't make any 3-pointers during a 115-100 loss to the Cavs on Thursday, scoring 15 points with one rebound, four assists and one steal in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Every other player in the starting five is pretty much useless as a scorer with a jumper from beyond 16 feet, so Middleton really needs to start heating up. He still has a nice buy-low window and the return of Jabari Parker shouldn't hurt him much. Nov 19, 8:58 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams scores just nine
    Michael Carter-Williams made 4-of-11 from the field for nine points with one rebound, five assists and two turnovers in 27 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: Those are some uninspiring numbers right there from a guy who usually has a very high usage rate. Carter-Williams' numbers are down almost across the board and it's a pretty easy case to make that Greivis Vasquez is a better fit with the rest of the starting five. He's only putting up 11th-round value per game on the year and isn't much of a buy-low player in standard leagues. He's a decent buy-low in points formats at the right price. Nov 19, 8:45 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless gets just 25 minutes
    Jerryd Bayless scored nine points with one rebound, two assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: Jabari Parker and O.J. Mayo returning really hurt Bayless tonight. Parker has looked great and is already hitting 30 minutes, so there's a very low upside for Bayless right now. Nov 19, 8:40 pm
  • O.J. Mayo plays 14 minutes in his debut
    O.J. Mayo played 14 minutes in his season debut on Thursday with three points, one rebound, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The Bucks haven't really shared much about Mayo, but at least he played tonight. He's way too much of a headache to add in almost any league. Nov 19, 8:36 pm
  • Ben McLemore stays hot with 17 points
    Ben McLemore stayed hot against the Heat on Thursday with 17 points, one rebound, three assists and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: While Rudy Gay (shoulder) missing time helped a bit, McLemore was already cooking and was on his way to a big game before the injury. It's still unknown if Gay will miss time, but McLemore would be looking at more playing time if that's the case. He was a disaster earlier this year, so he's only a speculative add at this point, assuming you have someone to cut. Nov 19, 7:14 pm
  • Rajon Rondo explodes with 14-9-18 line
    Rajon Rondo filled the stat sheet yet again during a 116-109 loss to the Heat on Thursday, scoring 14 points with nine rebounds, 18 assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and three turnovers.

    Advice: That's the most assists handed out in a game this season. Rondo had his third game with at least 15 assists, which is more than the rest of the league combined (Russell Westbrook and Brandon Knight each have one). There's no doubt Rondo is putting up monster numbers, but the perception is a lot greater than his actual fantasy output with only mid-round value on the season. He's obviously a must-start player, but selling high makes a lot of sense. Nov 19, 7:10 pm
  • Jrue Holiday will play Friday against SA
    Jrue Holiday (rest) will play Friday against the Spurs.

    Advice: Holiday was rested during Wednesday's game as it was the second game of a back-to-back set, but he'll be back on the court Friday night. The Pelicans' next back-to-back set comes on Nov. 27 vs. the Clippers and Nov. 28 vs. the Jazz, so you can expect him to sit out one of those contests. Nov 19, 1:42 pm
  • Aaron Brooks (hamstring) out Friday vs. GSW
    Aaron Brooks (left hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: This was the expected move, and with Derrick Rose (ankle) on the doubtful side of his questionable tag, it looks like Kirk Hinrich could log heavy minutes as Chicago's starting point guard on Friday. Jimmy Butler will be busy on offense if Rose is unavailable, and he'd make for a strong play in DFS. Nov 19, 1:17 pm
  • Aaron Brooks (hamstring) most likely out Fri
    Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said that Aaron Brooks (hamstring) will "most likely" be out for Friday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: It doesn't sound like he's going to play, and with Derrick Rose (ankle) also unlikely for Friday, Kirk Hinrich could be forced into heavy minutes for Chicago. However, Jimmy Butler will be the true beneficiary for however long Rose and Brooks are sidelined. Nov 19, 11:58 am
  • Klay Thompson (back) will play on Thursday
    Klay Thompson (back) will play Thursday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Thompson was limited during Wednesday's practice, but he was never really expected to miss Thursday's matchup against the Dubs California rivals. He should get a healthy heaping of minutes tonight with Shaun Livingston (hip) out, so go ahead and get him active. Nov 19, 11:45 am
  • O.J. Mayo will play Thursday vs Cavaliers
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play against the Cavaliers on Thursday.

    Advice: Mayo will be active on Thursday, according to head coach Jason Kidd, and is set to make his season-debut against the Cavs. While his return will cut into Jerryd Bayless' fantasy value, Mayo can be ignored in standard fantasy leagues. Nov 19, 9:00 am
  • Clippers marvel at Steph Curry's skills
    Doc Rivers and several of the Clippers said there is no player in the NBA like Steph Curry.

    Advice: They're not wrong. Said Rivers, ""It’s amazing," Rivers said. "I don’t know if we’ve seen anything like it, really. We’ve seen great shooters in the league, we’ve seen great ball-handlers in the league; we haven’t seen great shooters that are ball-handlers. He’s both." Blake Griffin and Paul Pierce added to Rivers' praise in the link below, and all fantasy owners can do is sit back and enjoy the ride. Nov 19, 6:42 am
  • Aaron Brooks looking doubtful for Friday
    Aaron Brooks (left hamstring) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: Brooks left Wednesday's game against the Suns in the third quarter and didn't sound hopeful for Friday after the game. "Thought I could play through it," Brooks said. "Reaggravated it, but it’s not too bad; it’s a strain. Wake up [Thursday], see how it is, how it feels. I’m not used to this. I’ll pray on it and hopefully I’ll wake up and everything is OK. Just being cold, coming off the bench, strained it, being old." We'll keep an eye on Brooks, but with Derrick Rose (ankle) dealing with an injury, Kirk Hinrich could see big minutes on Friday. Nov 19, 6:25 am
  • Aaron Brooks leaves game w/ hamstring strain
    Aaron Brooks strained his left hamstring during Wednesday's game and he will not return.

    Advice: He tweaked his hamstring in the third quarter and re-injured it in the fourth quarter, heading into the locker room with a very pronounced limp. With Derrick Rose (ankle) already on the sidelines, E'Twaun Moore and Kirk Hinrich will have to man the PG position in the short-term -- hamstring injuries are touchy and it wouldn't be surprising to see Brooks miss at least a few games. Nov 18, 9:44 pm
  • Alec Burks scores 13, gets 12 minutes at PG
    Alec Burks scored 13 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: He played 12 minutes at point guard tonight as the Jazz used some extra size against the Raptors. Burks has been outstanding in his last five, averaging 18.0 points, 3.2 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.0 treys in 29.0 minutes per game. That's good for fifth-round value in that span, so he should be owned in all leagues. Nov 18, 9:31 pm
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