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  • Otto Porter scores 14 in loss to MIL
    Otto Porter scored 14 points on Thursday against the Bucks with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He played 10.4 minutes at the four, which is really helping his fantasy value. Porter should be able to flirt with top-50 value this season with his defensive output. If he can stay healthy, Porter could be very valuable. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:44 pm
  • KD scores 23 points in win
    Kevin Durant scored 23 points during a 121-95 win over the Pelicans on Thursday, adding three rebounds, six assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He dropped back down to third in scoring in a very odd game. This was his first game without a free throw attempt since 2012 and only his sixth game ever. Durant is obviously fine as a top-two option in fantasy leagues. Excluding his injury on Nov. 10, KD has scored 20 or more in every game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:30 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores just four
    Ryan Anderson scored just four points with five rebounds and no turnovers in 21 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: Ouch. Anderson's name is popping up in the trade block and the Pelicans losing promotes his chances of being dealt. If you own him, it's not a bad idea to deal him at 85 cents on the dollar because he would likely lose value now that Tyreke Evans (knee) is out for the year. In other words, you want him to stay in NO. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:23 pm
  • Rumor: Raptors interested in Ryan Anderson?
    The Raptors are reportedly interested in Ryan Anderson.

    Advice: Toronto is reportedly looking to land a power forward at the deadline, although it's unclear just how available Ryno is in New Orleans. So far, Anderson has been linked to Detroit, Houston, Phoenix and Sacramento, and out of all those locations, Ryan's fantasy value would be best served in Phoenix. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:52 pm
  • Kris Humphries questionable for Thurs vs MIL
    Kris Humphries (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: It's worth noting that Humphries is questionable due to illness rather than the knee injury that kept him out for 17 games, but it sounds like he may miss yet another game on Thursday. With Drew Gooden (illness) also questionable, DeJuan Blair and Nene could be in line for some extra minutes against Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:49 am
  • Nets reach out to Hawks about Paul Millsap
    The Nets have reached out to the Hawks about acquiring Paul Millsap, according to Anthony Puccio of Nets Daily.

    Advice: While the Nets also inquired about Jeff Teague, the Millsap move seems curious as the Nets have been high on Thaddeus Young. We'll keep an eye on this situation as it develops, but the lowly Nets are surprisingly looking to be buyers are we approach the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:40 am
  • Kevin Love doesn't expect to miss any time
    Kevin Love (shoulder) doesn't expect to miss any time after suffering a left shoulder stinger on Wednesday.

    Advice: Love injured his surgically-repaired left shoulder during Wednesday's win over the Lakers, but looks to have avoided a serious injury. "It felt like fire was running down my arm," Love said. "Just a stinger, and doctors decided we'll be cautious and use the break for it to feel better, but it actually feels OK right now." We'll keep an eye on Love over the All-Star Break, but it sounds like he'll be ready to go for the second half of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:11 am
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
     
  • Meyers Leonard scores 14 points off bench
    Meyers Leonard shifted to the bench on Wednesday, where he contributed 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting, with eight rebounds and one block in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Leonard earned a handful of starts during Noah Vonleh's absence with an ankle injury, but it was Moe Harkless taking the starting PF job tonight. This is a good indication of Leonard's upside as a source of scoring, 3-pointers and rebounds, but it's rarely been on display this season -- he should be unowned outside of deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:54 pm
  • Moe Harkless notches 19 & 13 as starting PF
    Moe Harkless racked up a season-high 19 points with 13 rebounds as a starter on Wednesday, hitting 8-of-11 shots with one 3-pointer, one assist and two steals in 28 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Blazers improved their record to .500 with the victory, bumping the Rockets from the No. 8 seed in the process, and Harkless made a strong case to keep the PF job ahead of Meyers Leonard and Noah Vonleh. He's playing well and is worth keeping an eye on once Portland returns to action, but owners in standard leagues shouldn't pick him up during the break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:46 pm
  • Clint Capela gets some PF minutes
    Clint Capela scored one point with 10 rebounds in 17 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He actually played some minutes at power forward, but that might not continue based on coach J.B. Bickerstaff calling his team "broken" after the game. Capela can stay on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:37 pm
  • Draymond Green quiet in easy win vs. Phoenix
    Draymond Green had an unusually quiet night on Wednesday, posting nine points, six rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer and one steal in 28 minutes vs. the Suns.

    Advice: The Warriors took a 16-point lead into the fourth quarter which enabled them to rest their starters, hence the low playing time. Green continues to return first-round value in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues, despite the profusion of talent on the Warriors' roster -- since Jan. 1, Draymond and Nerlens Noel are the only top-20 values with a usage rate below 20 percent. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:35 pm
  • J.R. Smith quiet in 33 minutes Wednesday
    J.R. Smith was quiet in 33 minutes vs. the Lakers on Wednesday, posting nine points on 3-of-9 shooting with one rebound and one assist.

    Advice: Smith wisely took a backseat to LeBron and Kyrie tonight, as the Cavs' superstars combined for 64 points. The silver lining is that all three of Smith's makes came from downtown, and he didn't commit any turnovers -- as long as the playing time is there, Smith should balance out as a mid-round value. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:00 pm
    Player Note
    J.R. Smith Cle - SG,SF
     
  • Andre Drummond gets 15 & 17 w/ five blocks
    Andre Drummond piled up 15 points, 17 rebounds, five blocks, three steals and two blocks on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to defeat the visiting Nuggets.

    Advice: Drummond uncharacteristically shot just 7-of-22 from the field tonight, but his owners will be pleased to note that he made his only free throw attempt -- if only more coaches would refrain from hacking him. The Pistons' loss dropped them to 27-27 on the season, leaving them half a game behind the Hornets from the No. 8 seed. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:50 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver starts for Ilyasova (ill)
    Anthony Tolliver started Wednesday's game in place of Ersan Ilyasova (illness), posting six points, two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The veteran's main virtue is perimeter shooting, as he's averaging 1.4 triples on 36.7 percent shooting beyond the arc. He does almost nothing else to help fantasy owners, however, which limits him to being a deep-league specialist. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:49 pm
  • Tyler Zeller logs six minutes in OT victory
    Tyler Zeller played only six minutes off the Celtics' bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: Zeller had a stretch of strong games to begin February, and Brad Stevens recently called him "a stable presence at the rim," but his disappearance tonight is typical of the Celtics' chaotic frontcourt rotation. If you picked him up while he was hot, this is your cue to cut him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:13 pm
  • Jae Crowder posts all-around gem in 38 mins
    Jae Crowder notched 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three 3-pointers, one steal and one block with zero turnovers in 38 minutes of action vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Crowder has been plagued by a high ankle sprain but refused to miss any games, and the All-Star break comes at an ideal time. He doesn't play again until Feb. 19, at which point he should resume playing at a top-40 level. If your trade deadline hasn't passed, consider floating a buy-low offer in case Crowder's owners are still flustered by his recent lull. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:13 pm
  • Kevin Love (shoulder) won't miss games
    Kevin Love (shoulder) said he won't miss any games due to his left shoulder contusion.

    Advice: He said he only had a stinger, so it doesn't sound like anything is wrong structurally. Love should be close to 100 percent after the break, so his fantasy owners dodged a bullet here. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:01 pm
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
     
  • Moe Harkless is starting
    Moe Harkless is starting on Wednesday against the Rockets.

    Advice: Coach Terry Stotts keeps his lineups a secret, so this is nothing new. Harkless can remain on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:44 pm
  • Kevin Love (left shoulder) out for game
    Kevin Love suffered a left shoulder contusion and will not return on Wednesday.

    Advice: The good news is that this report adds Love "most likely" will be fine. He is still likely to be re-evaluated to make sure he didn't aggravate his shoulder surgery from the summer. Love finished with eight points, six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 20 minutes. There's no need to make a speculative add right now. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:29 pm
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
     
  • Kevin Love (shoulder) goes to locker room
    Kevin Love hurt his left shoulder and went to the locker room on Wednesday.

    Advice: Not good. His arm was hanging like something was wrong and he was in pain. This is the same left shoulder that needed surgery last summer, so that adds extra concern. Tonight is a really bad night for shoulder injuries. We'll be looking for updates on Love. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:07 pm
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
     
  • Anthony Tolliver will start Wednesday vs. DEN
    Anthony Tolliver will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Nuggets with Ersan Illyasova (illness) unavailable.

    Advice: Tolliver could be getting some heavy minutes tonight with Detroit so banged up, and with a favorable matchup against Denver, he's someone to consider as a punt play in DFS. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:00 pm
  • Draymond Green struggles with foul trouble
    Draymond Green got into a little bit of foul trouble on Tuesday vs. the Rockets, scoring eight points with nine rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Incredibly, this was just his fourth game of the season without a 3-pointer, block or steal. Regardless, Green leads the league in triple-doubles this year (10) and is still returning top-15 value on the season, so there's absolutely no reason to be concerned. He gets a cupcake macthup vs. the Suns on Thursday before he makes his first trip to the All-Star game in Toronto. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:40 pm
  • Jae Crowder scores 18 points w/ three treys
    Jae Crowder (ankle) looked great on Tuesday vs. the Bucks, scoring 18 points with five boards, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Brad Stevens admitted that Crowder's ankle is still bothering him, but he's incredibly tough and it's safe to say that he isn't interested in missing any time. The All-Star break should help him heal up, so his owners should be feeling very confident. He finished 7-of-12 from the field and didn't turn the ball over. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:36 pm
  • Kris Humphries plays four minutes in return
    Kris Humphries returned from a knee injury and played four scoreless minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's been out for more than a month and will be worked back into action slowly. Nothing to see here, folks. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:14 pm
  • Kris Humphries (knee) available to play Tues
    Kris Humphries (knee) will be available to play Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Humphries will more than likely be eased back into things after spending over a month on the sidelines, and with averages of just 6.7 points and 4.2 boards on the year, Kris isn't worth owning in any setting. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:58 pm
  • Jae Crowder (ankle) will play Tuesday vs. MIL
    Jae Crowder (ankle) will play Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: "This is the most opportunity he's ever gotten," said Brad Stevens on Crowder. "He's a versatile player." He'll continue to fight through the pain, and is safe to activate in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:40 pm
  • Report: CLE unlikely to trade Kevin Love
    The Cavs are reportedly unlikely to trade away Kevin Love at the deadline.

    Advice: Cleveland management would reportedly like to see how Love fits into the Cavs' new system before making a major change, so while he could be dealt during the offseason, a trade at the deadline seems like an unlikely scenario for Love. He's been a third-round guy on the year with averages of 15.8 points, 10.4 boards, 2.4 assists, 2.1 three-pointers and 1.9 turnovers per game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:01 pm
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
     
  • Kris Humphries practices again on Tuesday
    Kris Humphries (knee) practiced for the second consecutive day on Tuesday.

    Advice: We're considering Humphries questionable for Tuesday's game against the Knicks, but all signs are pointing to him being available. With Nene on a minutes limit, Hump would be fighting for minutes with Drew Gooden and DeJuan Blair if active, though none would be worth a start in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:32 am
  • Jae Crowder dealing with high-ankle sprain
    Jae Crowder (ankle) said he's dealing with a high-ankle sprain.

    Advice: While Crowder's ankle is obviously giving him trouble, he said he's committed to playing through the injury. "It's a high ankle sprain," he said on Tuesday. "It's mind over matter. I'm trying to suck it up; do my job." Crowder has been a revelation for his owners in season-long leagues and should continue to be started, but he's a risky play in DFS as long as he's dealing with his injury. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:25 am
  • Kevin Durant scores 32 points in win vs. PHX
    Kevin Durant scored a game-high 32 points during a 122-106 win over the Suns on Monday, adding six rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: He scored 25 in the second half and is a scoring machine in his last seven, averaging 34.4 points, 9.9 boards, 4.3 assists, 1.3 blocks, 0.9 steals and 3.3 treys on 50.3 percent from the field, 45.1 percent from deep and 92.8 percent from the line. KD is getting close to a 50/40/90 year again at 50.6 percent from the field, 39.4 percent from deep and 89.5 percent from the line. He's created some separation as fantasy's No. 2 player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:19 pm
  • Meyers Leonard plays 13 minutes
    Meyers Leonard scored three points with two rebounds and one turnover in 13 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: He started the scoring with a 3-pointer tonight, but that was it after that. Leonard was awesome against the Grizzlies in the postseason last year, but it just isn't happening for the Legend this year. He is only a hold in deep leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:40 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 26 w/ three treys
    Ryan Anderson scored 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting in Monday's 116-102 win over the Wolves.

    Advice: The forward added three boards, one block and one steal in 31 minutes, helping the Pelicans snap a four-game losing skid. Anderson had a six-point dud on 2-of-11 shooting on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers, so it was nice to see him get back on track. With the trade deadline just a little more than a week away (Feb. 18), expect the trade talking surrounding Anderson to heat up. The Pelicans play two more times this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:51 pm
  • Andre Drummond double-doubles in loss
    Andre Drummond double-doubled vs. the Raptors on Monday with 12 points, 13 boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He missed practice on Sunday after taking a hard fall in Saturday's game, but he didn't look limited at all tonight and recorded his sixth double-double in a row. He did shoot just 3-of-8 from the free throw line, but his owners have likely accepted the fact that he will struggle from there for the remainder of the season. His 3-pointer was a buzzer beater from 71 feet at the end of the third quarter which is the longest made shot of the year. Check it out in the link below. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:45 pm
  • Kevin Love returns, scores 11 points
    Kevin Love scored 11 points with six rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Kings on Monday.

    Advice: It's his first game back after missing one game due to a quad bruise. Love should be better his next time out and be an early-round guy. All that Love trade talk has subsided a bit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:02 pm
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
     
  • Moe Harkless starts 2nd half, Leonard benched
    Moe Harkless started the second half of Monday's game vs. the Blazers in place of Meyers Leonard.

    Advice: It's a matchup-based decision since Marc Gasol (foot) will not return to the game for the Grizzlies. Neither player will have much long-term value since Noah Vonleh (ankle) should be back soon, so they can be ignored in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:32 pm
  • Meyers Leonard, Mason Plumlee to start
    Meyers Leonard will start next to Mason Plumlee on Monday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The Grizzlies start a frontcourt featuring Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, so the Blazers need Leonard's size tonight. Leonard has been inconsistent all season, so he's not a great add in most leagues. The move will send Moe Harkless to the bench. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:08 pm
  • Andre Drummond missed practice, good to go
    Andre Drummond missed practice on Sunday and is good to go on Monday against the Raptors.

    Advice: He had a bad fall on Saturday, but there is no concern of this affecting Drummond's playing time. Just keep this in mind if you want to use him in DFS tonight. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:05 pm
  • Otto Porter will get more PF minutes
    Otto Porter is expected to play more power forward.

    Advice: He finally broke out of a slump on Saturday with 20 points. Porter has been flirting with top-50 value on the season and should be in that neighborhood going forward. Expect Jared Dudley to play slightly less. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:41 pm
  • Kevin Love (quad) will play against the Kings
    Kevin Love (quad) will play against the Kings on Monday.

    Advice: He was probable and was never in jeopardy of missing this game after missing Saturday. HIs return will push Timofey Mozgov back to the bench while Tristan Thompson shouldn't play as much as Saturday. Start Love like you normally would in a favorable matchup. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:24 pm
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
     
  • Kris Humphries (knee) could play Tuesday
    Kris Humphries (knee) practiced on Monday, and there is a "good chance" he plays on Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Humphries' last time on the floor was January 3. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:52 am
  • Kevin Love (thigh) probable to play on Monday
    Kevin Love (quad) is probable to play on Monday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Assuming Love plays, he'll wind up missing just a single game with the quad injury. His return will push Timofey Mozgov back to the bench where he belongs, while Tristan Thompson will slide back over and assume starting center responsibilities. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:17 am
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
     
  • Stevens called Zeller stable presence at rim
    Coach Brad Stevens called Tyler Zeller a "stable presence at the rim."

    Advice: "Tyler’s always going to run the floor really hard and he’s always going to roll to the rim really hard," Stevens said. "So you’ve got a stable presence at the rim. We were getting some good things from our shooters, so to have a guy that’s going to be at the rim opens up some opportunities for the guys on the perimeter." Over his last four games, Zeller is averaging 13.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks, but he's played more than 25 minutes just once during that span. The Celtics have a ton of options in the frontcourt, making Zeller a tough player to rely on in standard formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:06 am
  • Tyler Zeller scores season-high 17 pts vs SAC
    Tyler Zeller scored a season-high 17 points vs. Sacramento on Sunday, sinking 6-of-8 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs with seven rebounds, two blocks and one assist.

    Advice: Zeller did his damage in just 22 minutes and he's demanding a share of frontcourt minutes -- over his past four games he's averaging 13.8 points on 68.6 percent shooting, to go along with 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 blocks. He's playing just 20.8 minutes during that span, however, and most owners should leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:40 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 14 points with two steals
    Paul Millsap scored 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting Sunday, to go with nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers through 34 minutes of work.

    Advice: Millsap struggled with his shot today, but he shouldn't have any trouble bouncing back with a repeat matchup against the Magic on Monday. He's been a steady first-round stud on the year, and has yet to miss a game for the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:48 pm
  • Jae Crowder (ankle) will play on Sunday
    Jae Crowder (ankle) will play on Sunday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He didn't look right on Friday vs. the Cavs, scoring just three points on 1-of-9 shooting with seven boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes. However, Crowder is as tough as they come and doesn't want to take any time off, so he shouldn't have any restrictions vs. the Kings. He's a risky play in DFS, but owners in season-long leagues should activate him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:24 am
  • Jae Crowder returned to action on Friday February 5. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:55 pm
  • Draymond Green scores nine with 14 boards
    Draymond Green scored nine points with 14 rebounds and six assists against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He was the unsung hero -- he always seems like the unsung hero. Green had the perfect microcosm of his style late in the game with a huge offensive board and eventually hitting Stephen Curry for a layup after killing the 24-second clock. He may have only scored nine points, but the Warriors probably would've lost without him. He's a fantasy stud, as well. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:35 pm
  • Kevin Durant's 40 points are not enough
    Kevin Durant scored 40 points with 14 rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes against the Warriors during a 116-108 loss on Saturday.

    Advice: The Thunder clawed back from an 18-point deficit to make this a game, but it just wasn't enough. As for KD, it's his third 40-point game on the year and he is tearing it up on offense right now. In his last 10, Durant averaged 32.1 points, 9.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.0 steals and 2.6 treys. He is up to 27.7 points per game and trails James Harden for second by just 0.1 points per game. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:33 pm
  • J.R. Smith scores 20 points with six treys
    J.R. Smith scored 20 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and six 3-pointers against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: There were some extra shots to go around with Kevin Love (quad) out and Smith capitalized. He is playing with a lot of confidence and attempted a whopping 16 attempts from deep tonight. This was also his eighth game with more than 15 attempts from deep in his career, which ties Stephen Curry for the most in NBA history. Smith should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:01 pm
    Player Note
    J.R. Smith Cle - SG,SF
     
  • Anthony Tolliver scores 17 points in loss
    Anthony Tolliver scored 17 points with four rebounds, one assist, three steals and five 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: He took some minutes away from Ersan Ilyasova tonight because Ilyasova couldn't connect on anything. Tolliver could potentially benefit from the Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (groin) injury because Marcus Morris can play all small forward, but he'll need to do it again after not playing more than 19 minutes in any of his previous three games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:03 pm
  • Otto Porter turns it around, scores 20
    Otto Porter turned it around during a 108-104 loss to the Hornets on Saturday, scoring 20 points with eight rebounds, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He scored 18 points in the first half thanks to some easy transition buckets. Porter was off to a terrible start in February, averaging 9.0 points, 2.3 boards, 1.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.7 treys. There was never a doubt he'd get it going and his owners can expect him to be a top 50-type player going forward. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:34 pm
  • Meyers Leonard scores three points
    Meyers Leonard played just 15 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday with three points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: This comes with Allen Crabbe (illness) and Noah Vonleh (ankle) out. He even made his teammate Gerald Henderson mad for missing a read on a play. Leonard is not the same player he was last year, so even the biggest Legend backers have to be off that bandwagon for this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:16 pm
  • Moe Harkless scores 14 points in start
    Moe Harkless made his second straight start on Saturday against the Rockets with 14 points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Not having Allen Crabbe (illness) was huge for Harkless today. He only played 16 minutes on Thursday while Crabbe was in and Noah Vonleh (ankle) was out, so leave him on the wire. Crabbe should be back for Monday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:14 pm
  • Clint Capela doesn't score in 14 minutes
    Clint Capela did not score in 14 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday, adding six rebounds and two blocks.

    Advice: If you want to look at a positive on this, he did play some minutes next to Dwight Howard tonight. Capela had the ol' 0.0 usage rate tonight and he's clearly trending down in fantasy leagues. Plus, with such little playing time while Terrence Jones (concussion) is out, it makes it obvious he's a cut candidate. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:55 pm
  • Kevin Love (quad) will not play on Saturday
    Kevin Love (quad) will not play on Saturday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: It's a quad contusion from Friday night, which he was unable to return from in the loss. With Love out, the Cavs will likely be giving more minutes to Tristan Thompson and Timofey Mozgov. Interestingly, Kyrie Irving's usage rate is 31.6 without Love and with LeBron James, so he has a nice chance tonight. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:51 pm
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
     
  • Kris Humphries out again on Saturday
    Kris Humphries (knee) will not play on Saturday against the Hornets.

    Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and chances are Humphries is out until the break. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:38 pm
  • J.R. Smith drains five triples, swats a shot
    J.R. Smith drained five more triples during Friday's heartbreaking loss to the Celtics, to go with 20 points, three rebounds, one assist, one block and three turnovers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Swish did pick up a questionable foul during the closing minutes of the game, which essentially cost Cleveland the win, but at least his stats were nice. He's been a mid-round guy over the past month, and he's fully capable of going stretches producing early-round value. The horrendous start is a distant memory. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:54 pm
    Player Note
    J.R. Smith Cle - SG,SF
     
  • Tyler Zeller scores 16 points in 20 minutes
    Tyler Zeller scored 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting Friday, to go with four boards, one assist and three turnovers through 20 minutes of action.

    Advice: Zeller's playing time has been sporadic throughout the season, but he's been a more consistent part of the rotation over the past three averaging 12.7 points, 6.3 boards and 1.0 block in 20.0 minutes per outing. He's more of a speculative add in really deep leagues, but he could also fall out of the rotation at a moments notice, so don't cut anyone with long-term value to nab him. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:26 pm
  • Jae Crowder hits just 1-of-9 shots in 32 mins
    Jae Crowder was clearly bothered by his sore right ankle during Friday's win over the Cavs, hitting just 1-of-9 shots on his way to three points, seven boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Crowder said that he felt like he was playing on one leg, and that he probably would have sat out if the Celtics were playing a different team. He did play some nice defense, but he didn't have any lift on his jumper, and his three points didn't come until the closing minutes of the fourth quarter. It wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out Sunday's game vs. Sacramento, which would likely result in Evan Turner returning to the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:54 pm
  • Otto Porter has brutal game again
    Otto Porter scored five points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: It hasn't been a good week for Porter. In his last five, he's averaged just 7.6 points, 2.4 boards, 0.2 blocks, 1.4 steals and 0.6 treys on 42.9 percent from the field. We saw Porter fall off a cliff earlier this year and he bounced back, so we're expecting him to do it again. Keep him on your roster in all leagues and consider him a buy-low guy if you don't have him. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:36 pm
  • Kevin Love (thigh) hopeful to play Saturday
    Kevin Love (left thigh) said that he's hopeful to play Saturday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Love was able to limp out of the arena under his own power, and said he was "okay," and owners can expect to get another update on Saturday. If Love is unable to play tomorrow, Tristan Thompson would get all the run he can handle, with Kyrie Irving doing a bit more on offense. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:10 pm
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    GTD
     
  • Paul Millsap scores 24 points in win
    Paul Millsap scored 24 points with two rebounds, two steals, four blocks and three 3-pointers against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: This is a typical Millsap game and he just continues to fill it up. Millsap is a top-10 player in 2016 and has the same distinction on the season. He hasn't missed a game and just needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:45 pm
  • Jae Crowder will play, has ankle taped
    Jae Crowder (ankle) will play against the Cavs and had his ankle taped.

    Advice: Crowder said his ankle is "stiff as hell" for the game. He might be a little limited as far as performance goes against LeBron James, but there has been no talk of his minutes being limited tonight. Start him like you normally would in standard leagues. It'll be interesting to see how LeBron attacks Crowder tonight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:34 pm
  • Jae Crowder (ankle) still on track to play
    Jae Crowder (ankle) is still on track to play against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: He is dealing with swelling and missed shootaround, so he might not be at 100 percent against LeBron James. Crowder is fine to start in season-long leagues, but he's a very risky play in DFS tonight. He's been a fantasy steal. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:05 pm
  • Kris Humphries (knee) will not play
    Kris Humphries (knee) will not play on Friday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: The big man is reporteldy progressing, but there is still no clear return date in sight. Leave him on the wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:14 am
  • Jae Crowder (ankle) is a game-time call
    Jae Crowder (ankle) is a game-time call on Friday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He sprained his ankle on Wednesday vs. the Pistons, but he did say that he is expecting to play. Regardless, Crowder will not go through shootaround and is a true game-time call, so his owners should have a backup plan ready just in case. If Crowder sits, expect Evan Turner and Marcus Smart to see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:05 am
  • Clint Capela returned to action on Thursday February 4. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:40 pm
  • Meyers Leonard scored nine points
    Meyers Leonard scored nine points with five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: The 7'1" big has one block and one steal combined since Jan. 13. He's not rebounding and he's not shooting the ball well, so it's almost impossible to defend him as a hold right now in standard leagues. Noah Vonleh (ankle) shouldn't be out long. He barely has top-200 value in 2016. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:17 pm
  • Moe Harkless starts in loss
    Moe Harkless scored two points with one rebound, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 16 minutes during a start against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: He didn't really have an impact with just one shot from the field. With Gerald Henderson back and on the block, don't expect Harkless to play much. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:12 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 17 points vs. LA
    Ryan Anderson scored 17 points with four rebounds and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: The shots will be there for Anderson, especially with Tyreke Evans (knee) without a timetable. He'll likely flirt with top-50 value going forward as one of the top-10 in treys. Despite coming off the bench, a trade might hurt his value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:48 pm
  • Clint Capela scores 10 points
    Clint Capela scored 10 points with four rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: He did not play next to Dwight Howard at all and those days might be done. Capela isn't the greatest per-minute guy and those are trending down, too. He's a drop candidate unless you want to use him as Dwight Howard insurance. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:17 pm
  • Andre Drummond has bad fall, is OK
    Andre Drummond scored 17 points with 13 rebounds, one steal and one steal in 32 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

    Advice: He did suffer a fall on his hip in this game, but it didn't affect his playing time. The Knicks did do a Hack-A-Dre briefly in this game and that also didn't hurt his playing time either. He put up his 42nd double-double of the season and will be in the dunk contest next week. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:11 pm
  • Moe Harkless is starting against Raptors
    Moe Harkless will start against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Terry Stotts was always going to go small for at least some of this game, so he'll get an early jump here. Harkless isn't a fantasy option right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:06 pm
  • Meyers Leonard listed as the starter
    Meyers Leonard is listed as the starter on Thursday against the Raptors for Noah Vonleh (ankle).

    Advice: This is pretty useless info because coach Terry Stotts make changes all the time. We'll pass along anything additional as it comes along. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:07 pm
  • Clint Capela (hip) cleared to play vs. PHX
    Clint Capela (hip) has been cleared to play against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: He will come off the bench behind Dwight Howard, who hasn't finished a game in over a week due to ejections and a suspension. The Rockets are likely going to go small a lot, so Capela isn't a great fantasy asset right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:34 pm
  • Clint Capela (hip) a game-time decision Thurs
    Clint Capela (left hip flexor, thigh) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Donatas Motiejunas said that the reason he's headed back to the D-League on Thursday is because "Clint is healthy," and Capela reportedly ran around at shootaround with "little difficulty," so it sounds like he'll be out there tonight. With Clint active, Marcus Thornton's minutes will likely take the biggest hit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:43 pm
  • Clint Capela (hip) moving well at shootaround
    Clint Capela (left hip flexor, thigh) was moving well during Thursday morning's shootaround, according to beat reporter Jonathan Feigen.

    Advice: The Rockets sent Donatas Motiejunas back to the D-League on Thursday, which could be an indication that Capela is feeling good enough to play. We'll have another update on his status closer to tip-off, but if Capela is out there, there will be less minutes available for Josh Smith and Marcus Thornton. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:23 am
  • Not Nice: Durant hits game winner, scores 37
    Kevin Durant hit 27-foot game-winner during a 117-114 victory over the Magic on Wednesday, finishing with 37 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, three blocks and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: KD is not nice. He gave Tobias Harris a dirty crossover to get free for the shot with 0.5 seconds left (video in link below). Durant is rolling in his last five, averaging 33.8 points, 9.8 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.8 steals and 3.0 treys on 50.5 percent from the field and 90.2 percent from the line. Yes, teams have interest in signing him this offseason. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • Draymond Green posts 10th trip-dub of year
    Draymond Green logged his 10th triple-double of the season during a win over the Wizards on Wednesday, scoring 12 points with 10 rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and five blocks.

    Advice: That's back-to-back triple-doubles for Green and he managed to keep his lead over Russell Westbrook, who dropped his eighth triple-double on the season tonight. Green's blocks had also dropped in each full month this year, so he got a nice start there in February. He's one of a kind. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:04 pm
  • Tyler Zeller plays 14 minutes on Wednesday
    Tyler Zeller, who went off for his best game of the season on Tuesday, played just 14 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He still managed to put up six points, five rebounds, four assists, a steal and three blocks despite the limited minutes. He's played well in two straight games, but minutes are still a big concern and he'll need a bigger role going forward if he's going to warrant a fantasy pickup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:00 pm
  • Andre Drummond dub-dub, makes FTs
    Andre Drummond not only hit 6-of-11 shots for 16 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks, he also hit 4-of-6 free throws in Wednesday's loss to Boston.

    Advice: He had hit just 4-of-20 free throws over his previous three games, so tonight's stellar job at the line is a big deal. Having said that, owners already know he's going to ruin their team's percentage from the line on a weekly basis, so tonight's solid free throw effort will go to waste. Even with the horrendous free throw experience from Drummond, he's a fun player to own when he's putting up monster double-doubles on a near nightly basis. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:53 pm
  • Otto Porter scores nine with four steals
    Otto Porter played 32 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday with nine points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals and one turnover.

    Advice: The Warriors ran him all over the court, but it didn't seem to affect him much tonight. Porter's troublesome hip has been his biggest bugaboo for his fantasy value, but he's posting fourth-round value on the year and in his last 10 active games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:50 pm
  • J.R. Smith makes four 3s, gets four steals
    J.R. Smith shot just 5-of-14 from the field on Wednesday, scoring 14 points, but four of his makes came from downtown and he added a season-high-tying four steals.

    Advice: Smith also chipped in three rebounds and a block without any turnovers, enough to pacify most fantasy owners. He's a streaky scorer and occasional duds are to be expected, but the 12th-year guard is anchoring his value with 2.4 triples and 1.1 steals per game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:12 pm
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  • Kris Humphries (knee) will not play
    Kris Humphries (knee) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: The big man is nearing a return and went through a workout during the morning shootaround, but he still hasn't been cleared to play. His role will be limited when he returns because the Wizards are playing a lot of small ball, so he's not worth stashing in almost any league. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:20 pm
  • Clint Capela (hip) questionable for Thursday
    Clint Capela (left hip flexor, thigh) is questionable to play Thursday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: If Capela is unable to give it a go tomorrow, look for Josh Smith and Terrence Jones to see an uptick in minutes, with Smith offering the most upside. Houston could also go with some more small ball lineups against the up-tempo Suns, which would result in Corey Brewer and Marcus Thornton getting some extended run. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:02 am
  • Kris Humphries (knee) misses shootaround
    Kris Humphries (knee) worked out, but did not participate during Wednesday morning's shootaround.

    Advice: With Humphries sitting out shootaround, we're going to go ahead and consider him doubtful for tonight's game given that he hasn't played since January 3. He belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:02 am
  • Durant and Westbrook to LA highly unlikely
    The idea of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook signing with the Lakers as free agents is "almost laughable," according to sources of Basketball Insiders.

    Advice: The initial KD and Westbrook to Los Angeles story was spawned by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, who tends to favor sensationalism over journalism, and the reality is that if the pair would like to remain together they'd make more money by staying in OKC. Additionally, it wouldn't make sense for Durant to leave the Thunder in order to pursue a championship and then wind up going through a rebuild with the Lakers. For now, Los Angeles seems like a very unlikely destination for the Durantuala. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:05 am
  • Meyers Leonard scores nine points in win
    Meyers Leonard scored nine points with five boards, two assists and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes vs. the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Advice: The minutes were nice, but the production could've been a little better. He scored 13 points with three treys in 32 minutes on Sunday, but he has been very inconsistent all season. However, Noah Vonleh went down with an ankle sprain and could miss time, so Leonard could be looking at additional minutes moving forward. For now, just put him on your radar if you could use a big capable of knocking down a couple of treys. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:27 pm
  • Tyler Zeller double-doubles in win
    Tyler Zeller played 27 minutes off the bench and hit 8-of-13 shots for a season-high 16 points, 10 rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's win.

    Advice: We haven't even blurbed him since before Christmas, which was the last time he did anything of significance. Just keep an eye on him and if he suddenly starts playing well and getting minutes, strugglers Amir Johnson and Jared Sullinger will take an even bigger hit. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:51 pm
  • Clint Capela, Montrezl Harrell out Tuesday
    Clint Capela (thigh) and Montrezl Harrell (illness) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Josh Smith is expected to start at center, but Terrence Jones will likely split minutes with him. Capela is day-to-day, but he isn't worth picking up in most leagues because Dwight Howard is dealing with just a one-game suspension. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:15 pm
  • Clint Capela (thigh) questionable for Tuesday
    Clint Capela (thigh) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: With Dwight Howard (suspension) set to spend Tuesday's game on the sidelines, Terrence Jones could make his way back into the rotation tonight if Capela is unable to play, and there would be more minutes available for Josh Smith. The Rockets would also likely go with a lot of small ball lineups sans Capela, which would translate to more minutes for Corey Brewer and Marcus Thornton. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:07 pm
  • Durant practices in full without knee brace
    Kevin Durant went through a full practice on Tuesday without wearing any brace or sleeve on his right knee.

    Advice: Durant wore a right knee brace during Monday's game, but he produced a standard stat stuffing line, and after going through a full practice on Tuesday there's nothing to be concerned about here. Move along. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:37 pm
  • Report: Dubs in the running for Kevin Durant?
    The Warriors have emerged as "significant frontrunners" to sign Kevin Durant as an unrestricted free agent if he decides to leave the Thunder this offseason, according to sources of Adrian Wojnarowski

    Advice: In order for the Dubs to create the cap space for this move, they would need to trade away Andre Iguodala, stretch Andrew Bogut and Jason Thompson, and withdraw Harrison Barnes' qualifying offer. Durant is also by no means a lock to leave OKC this offseason, and another idea that has been floated around is him signing a two-year deal with the Thunder with a player option on the second-year, so that he would hit free agency with Russell Westbrook. This is obviously going to be a huge story this offseason, but for now, Durant is fantasy basketball's No. 2 overall option. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:51 am
  • OKC mum on reason for Kevin Durant's brace
    Kevin Durant wore a brace on his right knee during Monday's win over the Wizards, but the Thunder didn't elaborate on the reason.

    Advice: Head coach Billy Donovan said reporters would have to ask Durant about the brace/sleeve that he wore on his right knee, but Durant left the locker room without talking to reporters. While he was seen icing the knee on the bench, KD didn't look any worse for the wear on the court en route to scoring 28 points on 9-of-18 shooting. We'll keep an eye out for updates, but it doesn't sound like this is anything fantasy owners should worry about just yet. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:37 am
  • Ryan Anderson scores just nine points
    Ryan Anderson scored just nine points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, four turnovers and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: The dip in usage was the big story here, making just 3-of-9 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line. Even with Anthony Davis back, Anderson should be very good for as long as Tyreke Evans (knee) is out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:00 pm
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