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    • Lavoy Allen (knee) questionable for Saturday
      Lavoy Allen (knee) is being listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: If Allen sits Chris Copeland will have the opportunity to step back into the rotation, but as a reserve playing behind David West, neither Allen nor Copeland can be expected to do enough statistically for consideration in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      33 minutes ago
       
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    • Luis Scola (rest) doubtful for Saturday
      Luis Scola (rest) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Kings. Rotoworld.com
      33 minutes ago
    • Rumor: Mo Williams available for a draft pick
      Minnesota is reportedly willing to give up Mo Williams in exchange for a draft pick.

      Advice: Williams has been playing well this season, and his contract will expire when the offseason hits, but a draft pick could prove to be too much for a lot of teams to part with. If Williams is moved before Ricky Rubio returns to action, that will open up the door for Zach LaVine to get all the run he can handle. However, LaVine has squandered opportunity before, so that doesn't necessarily mean much. Rotoworld.com
      48 minutes ago
       
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      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Cleanthony Early sent down for D-League stint
      Cleanthony Early has been sent down for a D-League stint.

      Advice: Early is very raw, and he'll get some much needed experience in the D-League. It's been hard for him to step into the rotation in New York, and he'll need a few injuries to the guys ahead of him in the rotation before he can gain any relevancy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:41 am
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) says he will play Fri.
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) said that he will play Friday vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: Batum is going to have a very difficult matchup against DeMarre Carroll of the Hawks today, and with the way he's been struggling as of late, Batum doesn't look like a great play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:11 am
    • Damian Lillard not happy with All-Star snub
      Damian Lillard said that he is "definitely" taking the All-Star snub personally.

      Advice: Lillard still has a chance to make it into the game as Kobe Bryant's replacement, but DeMarcus Cousins may have something to say about that. Regardless, owners of Lillard can expect him to take out his aggressions against the Atlanta Hawks tonight, and he is certainly someone to target in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:07 am
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) not on injury report
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) is not being listed on the Trail Blazers' injury report.

      Advice: While this isn't a definitive statement that Batum will suit up for Friday's game against the Hawks, it is an encouraging sign. We'll continue to monitor his status closely, but it should be noted that Batum has an unfavorable matchup today against the Hawks, so he's not looking like a great option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:26 am
    • LeBron James (wrist) doubtful for Friday
      LeBron James (wrist) was a limited participant during shootaround, and he remains doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: James has been taking more time off than usual this season, and that has to be frustrating to owners who burned a No. 1 or 2 overall selection on him on draft day. If James sits, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will be the primary beneficiaries, with J.R. Smith also seeing some increased opportunities on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:19 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Sac
    • Kevin Love (thigh) says he will play Friday
      Kevin Love said that he is feeling good physically, and while Chris Kaman's knee to his thigh hurt, he is a go for Friday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: Those that made a speculative add of Tristan Thompson with the hopes that Love would be unavailable Friday should now temper their expectations. Love will draw a very favorable matchup against the Kings on Friday, and if LeBron James (wrist) is again sidelined, Love will have plenty of opportunity on offense. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:12 am
    • Quincy Miller signs second 10-day deal w/ SAC
      Quincy Miller has signed his second 10-day contract with the Kings, and he will be available for Friday's game against the Cavs.

      Advice: As long as Rudy Gay is healthy, Miller is going to have a tough time stepping into the rotation, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:04 am
    • Norris Cole likely to start Friday vs. Dallas
      With Dwyane Wade (hamstring) sidelined, it's likely that Norris Cole will slide into the starting lineup for Miami's game against Dallas on Friday, according to beat reporter Ira Winderman.

      Advice: While this is just speculation, the move does make sense as it would help combat the quickness of Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis. Shabazz Napier will also be an option for Erik Spoelstra and we'll be sure to list the starters prior to tip-off. However, Mario Chalmers and Chris Bosh are likely the guys to benefit most with Wade sidelined, and those are the guys that should be targeted in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:57 am
    • Serge Ibaka struggling from mid-range
      Serge Ibaka has really been struggling with his mid-range jumper this season, connecting on just 38.4 percent of his attempts from 16 feet out to the 3-point line.

      Advice: Excluding 3-point shooting, Ibaka's numbers are down across the board this season with averages of 14.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game on a career-low 46.0 percent shooting from the field. While he is hitting an impressive 39.6 percent of his 3-point attempts, the move beyond the arc and his inconsistency with the mid-range jumper has hurt his overall fantasy value a bit. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:39 am
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Friday vs. the 76ers
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: At this point there's really no telling when we'll see Rubio back on the court, as his time table seems to continuously be pushed back further and further. It's unclear if Mo Williams (hip) will be available for tonight's game, but if he does play, he'll draw a favorable matchup against the 76ers. If he's out, Zach LaVine will get all the run he can handle. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:13 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Fisher praises Galloway, Thomas, Amundson
      Knicks' head coach Derek Fisher praised the play of Langston Galloway, Lance Thomas, and Louis Amundson during a recent interview.

      Advice: "Those three guys, I think we’ll all just continue to say how impactful they’ve been," Fisher said. "I think you guys are seeing it on the court, I think our locker room is feeling it and I think our fans are feeling it." Galloway, Thomas, and Amundson will remain with the Knicks for the remainder of the season, but Galloway is the only guy who has been able to offer low-end value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:39 am
    • Jordan Clarkson being mentored by Steve Nash
      Jordan Clarkson said that he had his first face-to-face with Steve Nash on Wednesday, and Nash's words helped him in facing Derrick Rose.

      Advice: The Lakers pulled out a surprise win on Thursday, upsetting the Bulls 123-118 in a double overtime victory, and Clarkson was the Lakers' third-leading scorer with 18 points. He also was second in minutes on the night with 43, and it's clear that he's ahead of Jeremy Lin in the rotation, and LA is going to make an effort to develop their rookie. He's capable of providing some low-end stats in standard leagues, so give him a look if you're looking for some points, assists, and steals on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:15 am
    • Jimmy Butler hurts left knee, unsure for Fri
      Jimmy Butler said he hurt his left knee against the Lakers on Thursday and is unsure if he will play against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: He didn't go to the locker room and was not in visible pain on the bench in the closing minutes of the game. Butler usually sucks it up and plays through minor injuries, so he has a good chance to play on the second game of a back-to-back set. If he is out, Tony Snell and Aaron Brooks benefit most. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:06 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ Pho
    • Wayne Ellington scores 23 points in 2OT win
      Wayne Ellington made 9-of-19 from the field for 23 points during a 123-118 double-overtime victory over the Bulls on Thursday, adding five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: His style of play has completely changed. Ellington would basically just hang around the 3-point line to space the floor, but now he's creating off the dribble. He had nine shots in the paint tonight and coach Byron Scott seems to have complete trust in Ellington as his primary scorer. The 27-year-old swingman is a decent shooter from the field, effective at the line and should add some other stats with the scoring, so he's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:02 pm
    • Robert Sacre scores nine in decent line
      Robert Sacre fouled out in 30 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday with nine points, nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks.

      Advice: This was arguably his best start of the season. In his previous three, Sacre averaged 6.0 points, 7.7 boards, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 steals in 25.3 minutes. He's probably not going to stick in the starting unit all season, but give him a look in deep leagues if those aforementioned averages appeal to you. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:54 pm
    • Jeremy Lin plays 27 minutes vs. Bulls
      Jeremy Lin played 27 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday with 11 points, five assists and two turnovers.

      Advice: Jordan Clarkson is not going to lose his job any time soon, so Lin's playing time is going to be inconsistent. He's going to be tough to own in standard leagues at this time, so his owners shouldn't be too attached to him. For what it's worth, cutting Lin for Clarkson seems like an easy move. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:51 pm
    • Jordan Hill goes for 26 points and 12 boards
      Jordan Hill scored a season-high 26 points against the Bulls on Thursday with 12 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 41 minutes.

      Advice: The Lakers gambled here with all of this playing time for Hill, but he looked great in the second overtime. Hill has become a bigger part of the offense in his last 13 games with 12.9 attempts per game from the field, averaging 14.6 points, 8.7 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks on 51.2 percent shooting. He should be owned in all leagues following this game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:47 pm
    • Jordan Clarkson drops 18 points in 43 minutes
      Jordan Clarkson played 43 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday during a double-overtime win, scoring 18 points with four rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It's becoming abundantly clear that Clarkson has his starting job locked down. He is a playmaker for the Lakers and they'll need someone like that in their starting unit. Plus, he's been exceptional at beating guys off the dribble in his rookie season. Clarkson won't be a fantasy stud because of his turnovers and sub-par shooting, but the steals and other stats make him worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:40 pm
    • Joakim Noah flirts with a triple-double at LA
      Joakim Noah flirted with a triple-double against the Lakers on Thursday with nine points, 17 rebounds, nine assists and one block in 42 minutes.

      Advice: He's suddenly on a roll. Noah put up 18 points, 15 boards and six assists on Tuesday, which comes on the heels of some very underwhelming lines for the past month. Considering how frequently he's been hurt and how almost all of his per-minute output is down, his fantasy owners may want to try and sell high here. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:36 pm
    • Aaron Brooks ejected in double-overtime
      Aaron Brooks was ejected in double-overtime against the Lakers on Thursday, finishing with 15 points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Coach Tom Thibodeau hasn't been bashful about using two-PG lineups and Brooks has played well next to Derrick Rose. Brooks' fantasy value will take a hit once Mike Dunleavy (ankle) comes back, so he's not really a great pickup right now. Although, that could change if Derrick Rose's minor injury becomes something. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:34 pm
    • Nikola Mirotic gets benched
      Nikola Mirotic started and played just 12 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday with one steal and two misses from the field.

      Advice: Well, the Mirotic Experiment didn't work. He did not play in the second half and it might be a while before we see him at small forward again. Unless Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah or Pau Gasol miss time, Mirotic is not going to be worth starting. He's a high-upside stash. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:32 pm
    • Derrick Rose scores 17 points in 42 minutes
      Derrick Rose made 7-of-26 from the field for 17 points with four rebounds, six assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and five turnovers in 42 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

      Advice: It's worth mentioning he had a minor ankle tweak in the fourth quarter, but he returned about one minute later in real time. Rose was a little better tonight than he was on Tuesday with taking care of the ball, but his lucky streak from beyond the arc is clearly over, making only 5-of-25 (20 percent) from deep in his last three. His fantasy owners will want to make sure he's ready to roll on Friday against the Suns. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:31 pm
    • Jimmy Butler scores 35 points, hurts leg
      Jimmy Butler suffered a leg injury in his 49th minute of action on Thursday and did not return, matching his career-high 35 points with seven rebounds, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He came out of the game in double-overtime and had a wrap around his right leg. It doesn't look serious and the Bulls should update his status soon, but he should be considered questionable for Friday against the Suns. While Butler entered tonight at just 40.2 percent from the field in January, he filled it up with averages of 16.3 points, 5.7 boards, 3.5 assists, 2.2 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.2 triples. He's a top-20 fantasy asset and is not slowing down. His owners will want to check back for an update on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:28 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ Pho
    • Zach Randolph has 11th straight double-double
      Zach Randolph logged his 11th consecutive double-double against the Nuggets in a 99-69 win on Thursday with 15 points, 17 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: He also had a career-high 17 consecutive double-digit boards with tonight's win. Randolph's stats in 2015 were already extremely impressive before this game, averaging 19.6 points, 13.1 boards, 2.8 assists and 0.5 blocks on 59.2 percent from the field. What's more, Z-Bo is making an unsustainable 51.9 percent on his mid-range shots in 2015. He's a sell-high player, but his fantasy owners can certainly just enjoy the ride if they want to. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:09 pm
    • Tony Allen returns, plays 21 minutes
      Tony Allen played 21 minutes in his return to the lineup on Thursday with eight points, nine rebounds, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: He missed his last two games with an ankle sprain. Allen has seen his minutes drop with the acquisition of Jeff Green, so he's going to be a tough player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:01 pm
    • Nikola Mirotic will start at small forward
      Nikola Mirotic will start at small forward against the Lakers on Thursday.

      Advice: The Mirotic Experiment is back on. He was awful at the three earlier this month, but coach Tom Thibodeau is going to give him another shot. And why not against the Lakers? Mirotic has ridiculous upside, so feel free to give him a look in exchange for some semi-dead weight on the end of your bench. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:27 pm
    • Luis Scola gets some rest on Thursday
      Luis Scola was rested on Thursday night.

      Advice: It was scheduled rest, according to coach Frank Vogel. Scola is not going to have much fantasy value while David West is healthy and his upside isn't high anyway, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:04 pm
    • Cleanthony Early plays 18 minutes
      Cleanthony Early played 18 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday with two points, four rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

      Advice: He did not play in the last two games and coach Derek Fisher gave him a chance tonight. While garbage time was a factor, Early did get some run in the first half. The upside is alluring, but he'll need a couple guys to miss time in order to see minutes in the 20s. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:37 pm
    • Langston Galloway flops in Indiana
      Langston Galloway made just 2-of-10 from the field for four points with two rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 35 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday.

      Advice: At least the minutes were there. He's an undrafted rookie, so there were going to be games like this one. Additionally, Galloway has double-digit shots in each of his last six games with at least 31 minutes, as well. He's probably going to be able to score double-digit points with some steals and treys, but the sub-par shooting certainly caps his upside. He's a fringe player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:18 pm
    • Lavoy Allen (knee) out for game on Thursday
      Lavoy Allen is dealing with sore right knee and will not return to Thursday's game against the Knicks.

      Advice: He hobbled back to the locker room under his own power with only a slight limp. This injury doesn't sound serious, but the timing is interesting because he leapfrogged Luis Scola for the No. 2 power forward spot tonight. He left the game with eight points, five boards and one assist in nine minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:20 pm
       
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    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) status uncertain Friday
      Nicolas Batum's (wrist) status for Friday's game against the Hawks is unknown at this point.

      Advice: Batum is likely headed for another game-time decision, but owners can expect another update on his status following Friday morning's shootaround. If Batum is forced to sit, there will be more touches on offense for Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, and LaMarcus Aldridge. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:18 pm
    • Mo Williams (personal) misses practice Thurs.
      Mo Williams (personal) was not present during the Timberwolves' practice on Thursday, but he will meet the team in Philadelphia on Friday.

      Advice: We'll be considering Williams questionable for Friday's game against the 76ers, as it's not yet known if he has fully recovered from the hip injury he was dealing with earlier in the week. If Williams sits, Zach LaVine would draw the start in a favorable matchup against the Sixers. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:09 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Jimmy Butler expected to play Thursday
      Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau expects Jimmy Butler (illness) to play against the Lakers on Thursday.

      Advice: Butler has struggled a bit recently as he's averaged 15.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 2.1 steals on just 40.6 percent shooting from the field. His return will cut into the fantasy production of Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich, while Butler's owners can feel free to slot him back into their lineups and hope that Jimmy has some new moves to get back on track. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:39 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ Pho
    • Tony Allen will play vs Nuggets on Thursday
      Tony Allen (ankle) will play against the Nuggets on Thursday.

      Advice: Allen will return after missing the Grizzlies' last two games, but he doesn't have much fantasy value fighting for minutes with Jeff Green, Courtney Lee, and Vince Carter. Allen can be left on waiver wires in standard leagues while his return will put a dent in the fantasy values of his aforementioned teammates. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:24 am
    • Langston Galloway reminds Melo of Linsanity
      Carmelo Anthony said Langston Galloway's recent play reminds him of Linsanity.

      Advice: Thinking back to the 2011-12 season, Melo compared Galloway's recent play to Jeremy Lin's magical 35-game run. "I don’t know man, I would say probably ‘Linsanity,’" Anthony said. "[Jeremy Lin] wasn’t a rookie but he was here and he had that mindset of taking the big shot when he first got here." Galloway is averaging 15.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 steals, and 2.0 treys over his last give games and is a must-own player as long as he's getting consistent minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:52 am
    • LeBron James shines spotlight on Kyrie
      LeBron James (wrist) declined comment to reporters after Wednesday's win in order to let Kyrie Irving have the spotlight following his 55-point game.

      Advice: "I'm going to kindly decline to talk to you guys," James said after the game. "This is his night." James sat out Wednesday's game due to a sore wrist, so we'll have to await word on the extent of his injury. He'll have some time to recuperate since the Cavs don't play until Friday, but J.R. Smith would be the biggest fantasy beneficiary (outside of Kyrie Irving) if James sits again. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:00 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Sac
    • Langston Galloway stays hot despite Calderon
      Langston Galloway started at shooting guard on Wednesday and had 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals and three 3-pointers on 7-of-15 shooting in 37 minutes.

      Advice: The Knicks picked up their ninth win of the season, which probably ticks Phil Jackson off. Galloway was a little shaky coming into the night with the return of Jose Calderon (knee), but didn't flinch. He's scored in double figures in five straight games, has a steal in four straight, a 3-pointer in six straight, and is averaging 15.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five. Make sure he's not available in your leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:15 pm
    • Kevin Love struggles, injures left knee
      Kevin Love suffered a left knee injury on Wednesday but played through it, hitting just 3-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, 12 rebounds and zero assists.

      Advice: We were hoping for a much bigger line with LeBron James in street clothes, but Love just didn't have it tonight, while Kyrie Irving took care of Cleveland's offensive needs. Love suffered the knee injury thanks to being run into by Chris Kaman, and we'll have to see how he's feeling on Thursday morning. Consider him day-to-day for now. If he's going to miss time, Tristan Thompson could become relevant again. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:31 pm
    • Nicolas Batum plays through wrist injury
      Nicolas Batum played through his wrist injury on Wednesday and had seven points, four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer on 3-of-8 shooting.

      Advice: The line wasn't spectacular, but he was effective, and his owners should just be thankful that his injury doesn't appear to be serious enough to keep him out long term. He missed the last two Blazers games before returning tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:28 pm
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) doubtful for this week
      Flip Saunders said that Ricky Rubio (ankle) isn't likely to return until next week.

      Advice: Rubio won't play on Wednesday and this makes him very doubtful for games on Friday and Saturday. The Wolves play four games next week, beginning Monday in Dallas, so owners should keep an eye out for updates over the weekend. Zach LaVine will be running the show on Wednesday with Mo Williams (personal) unavailable. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:59 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • LeBron James out Wednesday, doubtful Friday
      LeBron James (wrist) is considered doubtful to play against the Kings on Friday.

      Advice: It's weird day to see LeBron James and Kevin Durant out on he same night. James has been extremely durable before this season, but he's had knee and back issues before this injury. The Cavs are on a back-to-back this weekend, so James should be considered questionable for Saturday in Minnesota. Expect to see more of J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion with Smith as the only reliable option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:50 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Sac
    • LeBron James (wrist) ruled out Wednesday
      LeBron James (wrist) will not play vs. the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He took a hard fall during Tuesday's game and was a game-time decision vs. Portland, but ultimately wasn't able to suit up. His absence means more shots for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, and more playing time for J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion. Consider LeBron questionable to return Friday vs. the Kings. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:35 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Sac
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) starting Wed. vs. Cavs
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) will start vs. the Cavaliers on Wednesday.

      Advice: Batum has a torn ligament on the outside of his wrist but he said recently that he's nearly pain-free, and it sounds like he'll join LaMarcus Aldridge in the play-through-it camp. Batum's scoring has vanished in recent weeks, due in large part to the injury, but he's still returning steady value thanks to across-the-board contributions. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:12 pm
    • Report: LeBron James is closer to doubtful
      LeBron James (wrist) appears to be closer to doubtful to play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: There are multiple reports from the Blazers side of things that LeBron is unlikely, so we'll be looking for something from the Cavs soon. Again, nothing is official yet, but fantasy owners can plan on LeBron sitting this one out. J.R. Smith benefits the most while we should get more Mike Miller and Matthew Dellavedova. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving will also have more chances to score. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:10 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Sac
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) is a game-time call
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) is a game-time decision to face the Cavs on Wednesday.

      Advice: Both starting small forwards are game-time decisions with LeBron James also dealing with a wrist issue. Batum was questionable to play on Monday in what turned out to be a postponed game, so maybe he can play. If not, there are going to be too many guys to step up in his place. It's best to avoid this situation from a pickup standpoint. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:33 pm
    • LeBron James may be game-time w/ sore wrist
      LeBron James (sore wrist) is a game-time decision on Wednesday due to a hard fall he took during Tuesday's game.

      Advice: He continued playing after the injury on Tuesday and we're guessing he suits up vs. the visiting Trail Blazers, but coach David Blatt said the Cavaliers are "gauging [the injury] right up until game time." If he's forced to sit out, his minutes will be absorbed by a platoon including Mike Miller, Shawn Marion, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:32 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Sac
    • Mo Williams (personal) will not play Wed
      Mo Williams (personal) will not play on Wednesday against the Celtics, but will join up with the team on Thursday.

      Advice: He has also been battling a hip injury, so Williams probably wouldn't have been able to play anyways. With Ricky Rubio (ankle) still sidelined, rookie Zach LaVine will likely step into the starting lineup while newly acquired Lorenzo Brown could see some action as well. However, neither LaVine or Brown are reliable enough to use outside of deeper leagues, so feel free to leave them on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:04 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) remains out Wednesday
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics as expected.

      Advice: There is simply no telling when we will see Rubio back in action, and all his owners can do is simply wait until we get a positive report. Mo Williams is questionable on Wednesday with a hip injury, meaning rookie Zach LaVine could see big minutes against the Celtics. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:35 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Derrick Rose scores 30 points w/ 11 turnovers
      Derrick Rose turned the ball over a career-high 11 times vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, scoring 30 points on 13-of-33 shooting with four 3-pointers, seven rebounds and just one assist in 43 minutes.

      Advice: Rose was launching shots indiscriminately, perhaps overcompensating during a nationally-televised game vs. the top-seeded team in the West. His lone assist helped to force overtime and he made a very tough jumper to give Chicago the lead late in OT, but his lack of efficiency is glaring -- he's now one of three people since the 1985-86 season to take at least 33 shots without a single free throw attempt, joining Gilbert Arenas and Hakeem Olajuwon. Rose's fantasy owners can't complain as long as he's healthy and racking up a ridiculous usage rate. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:08 pm
    • Joakim Noah blows up for 18/15/6 vs. Warriors
      The Bulls shocked the Warriors in California on Tuesday, aided by Joakim Noah's 18 points (7-of-12 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), 15 rebounds, six assists and two steals.

      Advice: Noah recently said that he feels as healthy as he has all season, and tonight's 40-minute performance supports that claim. The combination of Pau Gasol's arrival and Noah's injury problems have thus far reduced him to a late-round value, but coach Tom Thibodeau hasn't lost faith and Noah could be primed for a solid second half of the season. Andrew Bogut wasn't playing for the Warriors tonight, which contributed to Noah's huge game, and this is a mild sell-high opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:02 pm
    • Wayne Ellington scores season-high 28 points
      Wayne Ellington exploded vs. the Wizards on Tuesday with a season-high 28 points on 12-of-20 shooting (three 3-pointers), three rebounds, three assists, three steals and two turnovers in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is done for the season which makes Ellington an obvious pickup for any owner seeking points and 3-pointers. His big night tonight was also attributable to the absence of Nick Young (ankle) and the Wizards' careless defense, however, so don't expect more than late-round production. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:25 pm
    • Jordan Clarkson scores season-high 18 points
      The Lakers blew a double-digit lead on Tuesday despite Jordan Clarkson's season-high 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 37 minutes.

      Advice: This game was an outlier in every department for Clarkson -- he approached his season-high in nearly every category and made his first 3-pointer in over six weeks, having gone 0-of-8 in 10 games since Dec. 15. Clarkson is a realistic pickup for anyone needing a PG, as coach Byron Scott has expressed at least a "10 to 15 game" commitment to him as a starter. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:21 pm
    • Zach Randolph catches fire, notches 22 & 10
      Zach Randolph finished Tuesday's game in Dallas with 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting with 10 rebounds, marking his 16th consecutive game with double-digit boards.

      Advice: Z-Bo had a quiet first half but he caught fire down the stretch, helping Memphis extend their lead in an impressive 109-90 road win vs. a division rival. His 16 games with 10+ rebounds is the longest streak in the NBA this season and he's simply on fire since returning from injury on Jan. 9. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:05 pm
    • Kevin Love scores just seven points in win
      Kevin Love scored just seven points on 3-of-11 shooting in a win over the Pistons on Tuesday, adding eight boards, four assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He reportedly experienced some dizzy spells during Sunday's game against the Thunder, so there is a strong chance that he wasn't at 100 percent tonight. We will update his status if any new developments occur, but it doesn't appear that he will miss any time. This was his seventh game of the season in which he failed to score in double digits, so his owners can only hope that Love starts to turn things around soon. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:53 pm
    • LeBron James tweaks wrist in win over Pistons
      LeBron James tweaked his wrist on Tuesday vs. the Pistons, but remained in the game to the tune of 32 points, seven assists, six boards and one steal in 36 minutes to lead the Cavaliers to their seventh straight win.

      Advice: He landed on his wrist awkwardly and immediately grasped at it in pain, but he said after the game that it was simply a "stinger" so he shouldn't be in danger of missing any time. The Cavaliers are much more aggressive when James is on the floor and his return from knee and back soreness earlier this month has helped them pick up some serious steam in the Eastern Conference. Expect him to keep up his torrid pace on Wednesday vs. Portland. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:35 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Sac
    • Norris Cole goes from DNP-CD to 25 minutes
      Norris Cole finished Tuesday's loss to the Bucks with seven points on 3-of-7 shooting, one 3-pointer, two rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes.

      Advice: He picked up a DNP-CD on Sunday and hadn't played 20 minutes in a game since Jan. 11, but Erik Spoelstra called his number tonight and then leaned on him once Dwyane Wade (hamstring) left in the third quarter. The Pistons are reportedly considering a trade offer for Cole now that Brandon Jennings (Achilles) is done for the season, so this may have been a subtle showcase on Miami's part. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:17 pm
    • Jimmy Butler (illness) out vs. the Warriors
      Jimmy Butler (illness) will not play on Tuesday against the Warriors.

      Advice: This is a tough blow for his owners but Butler should be fine with a couple days rest. We will go ahead and consider him questionable for Thursday's game against the Lakers, but in the meantime we would expect Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich to see an uptick in minutes in Butler's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:05 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ Pho
    • Tony Allen (ankle) will not play on Tuesday
      Tony Allen (ankle) will not play in Tuesday's game against Dallas.

      Advice: Allen was recently benched in favor of Jeff Green, so this news certainly doesn't help his already limited value. Expect Courtney Lee, Jeff Green and Vince Carter to pick up the slack for Memphis on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:25 pm
    • Pistons now in running to sign Norris Cole
      The Pistons are emerging as a suitor for Norris Cole.

      Advice: The Pistons just lost Brandon Jennings (Achilles) for the season, so they could definitely use some depth in their backcourt. Cole has found himself out of the rotation in Miami, as they have opted to go with Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier instead. It probably wouldn't take much for the deal to work, but the Hornets are also said to be interested in Cole. We will continue to follow this story closely, but owners in standard leagues can safely leave Cole on the wire for now, as he likely wouldn't start no matter where he ends up. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:21 pm
    • Nicolas Batum says his wrist mostly pain-free
      Nicolas Batum did some shooting during Tuesday's practice, and said that his wrist has improved to the point that he's mostly pain-free.

      Advice: Batum remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavs, but it appears that he is going to try and give it a go. Owners will need to check back closer to Wednesday's tip-off for an official update, but if he's ruled out, look for Wesley Matthews, Damian Lillard, and LaMarcus Aldridge to pick up the slack. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:05 pm
    • Langston Galloway w/ NY for rest of season
      Updating a previous report, Langston Galloway has officially signed a contract with the Knicks that will keep him with the team for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.

      Advice: Galloway has been logging heavy minutes for a depleted Knicks' team, and he is averaging 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 three-pointers, and 1.1 steals this season. That's good enough for low-end value in standard leagues, and he can only improve if and when Jose Calderon is traded away. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:45 am
    • Joakim Noah says knee and ankle feeling good
      Joakim Noah said on Tuesday that both his knee and ankle are feeling good, and he is feeling the best he has felt physically all season.

      Advice: Noah sprained his ankle back on Jan. 14, and he's been dealing with discomfort in his surgically repaired left knee throughout the season, so it's nice to hear that he's finally feeling healthy. However, he's nowhere near the player he was last year as a primary component of the Bulls offense with Derrick Rose now running the show, and Pau Gasol stealing some of his thunder. His averages of 7.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game aren't likely to improve much as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:32 am
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) questionable Wednesday
      Nicolas Batum said his wrist is feeling better, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

      Advice: Batum perhaps could use some rest as he's been shooting a career-low 38.8 percent from the field this season while dealing with a torn ligament on the outside of his right (shooting) wrist, but he's also a guy known to fight through injuries. However, if he's forced to sit, look for Wesley Matthews, Damian Lillard, and LaMarcus Aldridge to get some more opportunities on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:23 am
    • Jimmy Butler questionable for Tues vs GSW
      Jimmy Butler (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Warriors.

      Advice: Butler missed Tuesday's shootaround, so his owners should prepare for the possibility that he misses Tuesday's game. We'll update Jimmy's status as soon as more information becomes available, but Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich would be the biggest beneficiaries if Butler sits. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:35 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ Pho
    • Tony Allen questionable for Tuesday
      Tony Allen (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game at Dallas.

      Advice: Allen, who was recently demoted to a bench role behind Jeff Green, is headed for a game-time call. We likely won't have his status until 7:30pm ET. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:30 am
    • Knicks, Langston Galloway agree to deal
      Langston Galloway has reportedly agreed to a deal that will keep him with the Knicks.

      Advice: With Galloway's second 10-day contract set to expire on Tuesday, this move will keep the 23-year-old with the Knicks for at least this season. We don't currently have word if Galloway got the guaranteed contract he had been seeking for 2015-16, but he's worth owning in standard fantasy leagues as long as he continues to see big minutes for the Knicks. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:04 am
    • Langston Galloway still negotiating w/Knicks
      Langston Galloway and the Knicks are having trouble agreeing on a contract and will continue negotiations on Tuesday.

      Advice: Galloway's second 10-day contract ends on Tuesday and guaranteed money for next season is reportedly the issue in contract negotiations. Galloway will become a free agent if the two sides are unable to agree on terms and would surely hook on with another team after averaging 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.5 three-pointers in eight games with the Knicks. Whether it's with the Knicks or elsewhere, Galloway is worth owning in standard fantasy leagues as long as he's getting consistent minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:36 am
    • Ibaka hauls in season-high 19 rebounds in win
      Serge Ibaka hauled in a season-high 19 rebounds in the Thunder's 92-84 win over the Wolves on Monday, and also added 13 points, two steals and two blocks.

      Advice: Ibaka hit 6-of-13 shots and added a 3-pointer for good measure, and as long as he can be efficient we don't mind him taking 3-point shots. He's been a disappointment as just a top 35-40 value on the year, primarily because of the shift toward a softer overall fantasy game. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:45 pm
    • Mo Williams (hip) questionable for Wednesday
      Mo Williams (hip) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

      Advice: Flip Saunders said that he is "pretty questionable" after the way he played on Monday following an apparent hip injury on Sunday. The 1-for-10 shooting performance on Monday certainly reflects that, and this means Zach LaVine (11 points, one three, five boards, one assist, 23 minutes) could be on your radar in DFS games. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:36 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Zach Randolph stays hot vs. Magic on Monday
      Zach Randolph dominated the Magic on Monday with 24 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He has nine consecutive double-doubles now and Memphis arena staff might have to re-do the in-the-paint area with how Z-Bo has been setting up shop down there. His last five games have been particularly strong, averaging 19.6 points, 13.4 boards and 0.6 blocks on 59.4 percent from the field. Randolph is going to flirt with 20-12 lines as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:20 pm
    • Mo Williams hits just 1-of-10 shots vs. OKC
      Mo Williams hit just 1-of-10 shots on Monday, finishing with four points, zero rebounds, three assist and two steals.

      Advice: Williams can be a feast-or-famine player and as long as Ricky Rubio isn't back owners are probably going to want him in lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:13 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Tony Allen (ankle) will not play on Monday
      Tony Allen (ankle) will not play against the Magic on Monday.

      Advice: He has a sprained ankle and it's not serious, but the Grizzlies don't need him as much now that Jeff Green is around. Expect Green and Courtney Lee to play a little more tonight. Additionally, Victor Oladipo has a better matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:26 pm
    • Hornets eyeing Norris Cole, Ramon Sessions
      The Hornets are pursuing a trade for Ramon Sessions or Norris Cole.

      Advice: The Hornets need a point guard with only Brian Roberts as their only healthy option right now. Both Cole and Sessions have lost a lot of ground on their current teams, especially Cole with rookie Shabazz Napier stepping up. Both guys are not the best stashes and would still likely start behind Brian Roberts. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:53 pm
    • Tony Allen questionable to suit up on Monday
      Tony Allen (sprained left ankle) is questionable to play against the Magic on Monday.

      Advice: He did not participate in shootaround, and that's always an ominous sign for a player's availability. That being said, TA is as tough as they come, so it has to be a pretty nasty sprain. If he sits, Courtney Lee and Jeff Green should each see some extra run. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:07 am
    • Blazers-Nets game postponed on Monday
      The Blazers vs. Nets game scheduled for Monday has been postponed due to inclement weather.

      Advice: With the impending blizzard impacting the New York and surrounding areas, the league is making this call early, and the affair will be rescheduled for April 6. The Kings-Nets game has been postponed, as well. Those in daily formats will want to avoid deploying players from any of those four teams. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:16 am
    • Kevin Love experienced dizzy spells Sunday
      Kevin Love experienced some dizzy spells during Sunday's win over the Thunder, but he came out of the game okay.

      Advice: "Everything was spinning there for a little bit," Love said. "It was a scary moment, but I was good after that." It sounds like Love may have been dealing with a vertigo-like moment, and that can be caused by a number of things, including dehydration. Love said he "probably" ate too close to game time, but the good news is that he appears okay. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:52 am
    • Jeremy Lin felt hurt by DNP last Friday
      Jeremy Lin admitted that it "definitely hurts" to be a healthy scratch.

      Advice: Lin, who did not play on Friday, returned to the rotation on Sunday with 14 points and six assists on 2-of-9 shooting. Lin has started 23 games, but frankly he's been a major disappointment since day one this season. Lin hasn't been able to take advantage of a "depth chart" that includes Ronnie Price and rookie Jordan Clarkson, and there's nothing to suggest he's going to suddenly his his stride soon. He is what he is. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:15 am
    • Jeremy Lin scores 14 pts to lead failed rally
      Jeremy Lin returned to the Lakers' rotation on Sunday with 14 points, six assists and three turnovers off the bench, making 2-of-9 field goals and 10-of-14 free throws.

      Advice: He attacked the basket throughout his 28 minutes and picked up some cheap production in garbage time, so it's hard to read much into tonight's line. Lin remains a very shaky option now that Jordan Clarkson has usurped the starting PG job from Ronnie Price, but he's at least worth a stash in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:08 pm
    • Jordan Clarkson struggles vs Houston, Pat Bev
      Jordan Clarkson couldn't get anything going in 28 minutes vs. the Rockets on Sunday, going 2-of-10 from the field to finish with eight points, two assists, one steal and five turnovers.

      Advice: Patrick Beverley will have this effect on opposing PGs and Clarkson gets a pass for the dud. Lakers coach Byron Scott said he'll keep his current starting lineup intact for "15 to 20 games" which gives Clarkson a nice window to establish himself. Deep-league owners should already own him, and he's firmly on the radar in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:05 pm
    • Mo Williams racks up 20 points w/ full line
      Mo Williams piled up 20 points, four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, six assists and one steal in a losing effort vs. the Hawks on Sunday.

      Advice: Williams looked spry after skipping Saturday's practice to rest due to general soreness. The veteran PG remains a solid play while starting for Minnesota, but his rest-of-season outlook isn't great. In addition to the impending return of Ricky Rubio, the 7-36 Wolves are likely to turn rookie Zach LaVine loose at some point after the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:42 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Quincy Miller to sign second 10-day contract
      Quincy Miller will sign another 10-day contract with the Kings when his current deal expires.

      Advice: He made some noise on Friday by scoring 13 points with six rebounds, two assists and two steals, but he got some extra playing time because Rudy Gay was ejected from that contest. Unless Miller earns a larger role in Sacramento, he is only worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:48 pm
    • Kevin Love gets 19 & 13 w/ five 3-pointers
      Kevin Love scored 19 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and one block in 36 minutes on Sunday, while making 5-of-7 shots from downtown.

      Advice: He was 3-of-17 from deep in Cleveland's previous four games, and his ability to knock down triples is critical for his fantasy value -- 35.6 percent of his attempts have come from deep this season, which blows away his previous career high. Love is returning third-round value this season, which isn't what owners expected on draft day, and it's hard to envision a surge while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:29 pm
    • LeBron James scores 34, Cavs win 6th straight
      LeBron James scored 34 points to lead five Cavaliers in double-digits on Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, seven rebounds and five assists in Cleveland's sixth straight victory.

      Advice: The re-tooled Cavs are figuring out how to win as a team, which is an unwelcome development for the rest of the Eastern Conference. James shot 11-of-25 from the field and 10-of-13 at the FT line, and rounded out Sunday's gem with a steal and two blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:28 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Sac
    • Serge Ibaka launches nine 3-pointers Sunday
      Serge Ibaka tied his season-high with nine 3-point attempts on Sunday, making three of them to score 15 points with 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

      Advice: Ibaka was 6-of-16 from the field overall, marking the second straight game he's jacked up 16 shots. That's an encouraging trend for fantasy owners despite his current slump -- the career 53.5 percent shooter is just 19-of-53 over his past four games (35.8 percent). Look for him to bounce back vs. the Wolves' porous defense on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:19 pm
    • Aaron Brooks scores 17 points in 21 minutes
      Aaron Brooks was a lone bright spot off the Bulls bench on Sunday, scoring 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting, to go with two rebounds, four 3-pointers, one steal, and two turnovers.

      Advice: This is pretty much what you get with Brooks, some scoring, some 3-pointers, and not much else. His value will likely take a hit when Mike Dunleavy eventually returns to the lineup, but until that happens, he'll be able to post some low-end value in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:03 pm
    • Joakim Noah benched for entire fourth quarter
      Joakim Noah was benched for the entire fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Heat, finishing the game with four points, five rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.

      Advice: Head coach Tom Thibodeau said he liked the group that started the fourth quarter, and that is the reason why Joakim did not re-enter the game. Thibodeau maintained that Joakim is healthy, and he just wanted to watch his minutes, but with the result being an L in the win-loss column, this will not likely be a trend that continues. Look for Noah to bounce-back during Tuesday's game vs. Golden State. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:35 pm
    • Derrick Rose scores 19 on 7-of-17 shooting
      Derrick Rose scored 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting on Sunday, adding four assists, two rebounds, one steal, one block, and four turnovers.

      Advice: Low shooting percentages and a high turnover rate have really limited Rose' value this season, but at least he's managed to stay healthy. However, he is having a nice January with averages of 19.7 points, 5.3 assists, 2.3 three-pointers, 2.7 turnovers, and 1.0 steal per game. However, with the injury risk that is Rose, selling-high at this point would be advisable. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:23 pm
    • Jimmy Butler held to five points vs. Miami
      Jimmy Butler was held to just five points during Sunday's loss to the Heat, adding five rebounds, two assists, and one steal over 42.5 minutes of action.

      Advice: Butler shot just 2-of-8 from the field, so while the minutes were there, the scoring simply wasn't. Luol Deng was playing some vicious defense today, and this was easily Butler's worst game of the season. However, Butler has not had two bad back-to-back games this season, so expect him to bounce-back during Tuesday's matchup with the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:15 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ Pho
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) questionable Monday
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Brooklyn

      Advice: Batum recently admitted that he's dealing with a torn ligament on the outside of his right wrist, and his shot has been off all season (currently a career-low 38.8 percent from the field), so perhaps some rest could be a good thing for him. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, so check back for another update closer to Monday's tip. If Batum is forced to sit, expect Wesley Matthews, Damian Lillard, and LaMarcus Aldridge to get some more shots. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:28 pm
    • Update: Joakim Noah (ankle) is playing Sunday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) will in fact play against the Miami Heat on Sunday.

      Advice: You just knew he wouldn't miss the opportunity to play against the Heat and owners can comfortably pencil him into their lineups. Noah has had a underwhelming season so far but his value will only go up if he can avoid another injury. Taj Gibson's value takes a hit with this news, but he is still worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:19 am
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) probable for Sunday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Miami.

      Advice: Noah's ankle has been an issue for a while now, but we doubt he will miss a chance to play against the Miami Heat so his owners can pencil him into lineups barring a setback. He isn't exactly a must-start option anymore, but if he can stay healthy he should be able to improve upon his dwindling numbers. If Noah does end up sitting, Taj Gibson will see a big uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:33 am
    • Nic Batum (wrist) admits he has torn ligament
      Nicolas Batum admitted on Saturday that he suffered a torn ligament on the outside of his right wrist on Dec. 17.

      Advice: It was obvious something was structurally wrong with Batum and now we know what it is. He's aggravated it probably more times than we care to count and the Blazers may still be weighing his treatment options. At this point, he's likely going to miss a week or two. There really isn't a great pickup to make with Batum out. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:51 pm
    • Zach Randolph scores 17 with 14 boards
      Zach Randolph scored 17 points with 14 rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer against the 76ers during a 101-83 victory on Saturday.

      Advice: That's eight consecutive double-doubles for Z-Bo. In that span, he's averaged 18.8 points, 13.9 boards, 2.5 boards, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks. Considering his injury history, this is a sell-high opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:57 pm
    • Langston Galloway plays 32 minutes in start
      Langston Galloway played 32 minutes as the starting point guard against the Hornets on Saturday, scoring 11 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He ran the point a ton tonight, which is something he did in college and in the D-League. Coach Derek Fisher didn't really use Galloway at the point on Friday, so the versatility bodes very well for him. Even if Jose Calderon (knee) returns, Galloway looks like a good bet for 25-30 minutes. He's worth a long look in standard leagues for his upside in steals and treys. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:32 pm
    • Mo Williams (soreness) missed practice
      Mo Williams (soreness) did not practice on Saturday.

      Advice: It sounds like a day off for the 32-year-old veteran. Williams as struggled in his last three games, making just 8-of-35 (22.9 percent) from the field over his last three. He should play Sunday against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:51 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Jeremy Lin has uncertain role moving forward
      Coach Byron Scott downplayed the DNP-CD that Jeremy Lin picked up on Friday.

      Advice: "He just has to keep doing the things he was doing when he was playing," Scott said of Lin. "It’s not like I’m not going to play him again. It’s more of a case of changing the lineup." Coach Scott opted to give rookie Jordan Clarkson the start on Friday, and then decided to go with Ronnie Price as his backup. The point guard situation is dicey at best in Los Angeles, and while it's probably better for fantasy owners to avoid this conundrum, owners of Lin should have already started entertaining the idea of moving on. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:04 am
    • Coach Byron Scott praises Jordan Clarkson
      Coach Byron Scott heaped praise on rookie Jordan Clarkson after his first career start on Friday against the Spurs.

      Advice: "I am very happy with the way Jordan played," Scott said. "He just looked like he was very poised and the moment wasn’t too big for him." Clarkson scored 11 points with four assists and three boards, but given his high usage rate he should see his numbers improve with continued opportunity. There is still no word on whether or not his move to the starting lineup is permanent, but the Lakers would be wise to give their younger players a chance to develop in a lost season. Clarkson is worth keeping a close eye on moving forward, so keep him on your radar. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:54 am
    • Quincy Miller logs 34 minutes in blowout
      Quincy Miller logged 34 minutes in Friday's blowout loss, scoring 13 points on 3-of-8 shooting (1-of-3 from deep, 6-of-7 from the line) with six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: Management wants Miller to play more before his 10-day deal expires and they'll probably look at that over the weekend. Miller was helped by the early Rudy Gay ejection, and like a lot of 10-day guys he's going to try and make a splash. In a daily league, there might be some appeal there if things set up correctly for him. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:57 am
    • Jeremy Lin given DNP-CD by Bryon Scott
      Jeremy Lin was a healthy DNP-CD on Friday against the Spurs.

      Advice: Lin and Bryon Scott haven't been on the same page at all this season and this is a hard pill for owners to swallow. If you want to cut him you have our blessing, but it wouldn't be surprising for Scott to suddenly change his mind and have Lin running out there for significant minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:43 am
    • Clarkson steps in for Lin, posts low-end line
      Jordan Clarkson drew the start at point guard for the Lakers on Friday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting (no threes) with three rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes.

      Advice: This is a successful outing for him in the grand scheme of things but there are a lot of questions in L.A. right now, starting with Jeremy Lin's (DNP-CD) future and then heading right into whether or not Clarkson's game translates into fantasy value. He's a flier at best barring news that he's suddenly the man in charge, but he could quickly capture our attention so stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:39 am
    • Ellington moderately productive with Kobe out
      Wayne Ellington scored 11 points on 5-of-12 shooting with six rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes on Friday against the Spurs.

      Advice: Ellington looks like the starting shooting guard going forward now that Kobe Bryant is likely out for the year, but he doesn't have a strong body of work even when Kobe has missed time. He's more a guy for owners to watch very closely than add in standard formats, but in deeper leagues he's worth consideration as a speculative add. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:35 am
    • Joakim Noah returned to action on Friday January 23. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:04 am
    • Cleanthony Early returned to action on Friday January 23. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:04 am
    • Mo-Will double-doubles on Friday vs. Pellies
      Mo Williams double-doubled against the Pelicans on Friday, scoring 12 points on 3-of-10 shooting with three rebounds, 10 assists and 6-of-7 makes from the foul line.

      Advice: Williams hit just 2-of-12 shots and he's going to be inefficient shooting the ball, but until Ricky Rubio returns here soon the double-double chances are good every night. Owners should ride Williams until the wheels fall off. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:58 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Noah (ankle) back in action for the Bulls
      Joakim Noah (ankle) returned to action in Friday's road win over the Mavs, scoring six points on 3-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 23 minutes.

      Advice: Noah isn't a must-start player but he'll get there soon as long as he can stay upright. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:21 pm
    • Butler posts 20-8-6 line in win over Mavs
      Jimmy Butler scored 20 points on 8-of-18 shooting (no threes) with eight rebounds, six assists and three steals in Friday's win over the Mavs.

      Advice: Butler put his foot back on the gas pedal after Derrick Rose's surge slowed him down a bit. Rose scored 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers, and it wouldn't be surprising if Butler got back some of his touches now that Rose appears to have re-established a foundation for himself. Pau Gasol added 13 points, 16 boards, a steal and a block in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:18 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ Pho
    • Langston Galloway scores 15 points vs. Magic
      Langston Galloway scored 15 points with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Magic on Friday during a 113-106 victory.

      Advice: He is capable of being the point guard and the Knicks will likely ask him to run the offense more now with Jose Calderon (knee) expected to miss time. Galloway is capable of scoring and there's upside since he can get some steals while adding treys, so he's worth a long look to see if he stays hot. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:59 pm
    • Cavs crush Hornets, LeBron scores 25 points
      LeBron James had no trouble with the Hornets on Friday during a 129-90 win, scoring 25 points with six rebounds, nine assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

      Advice: The Cavs were up 35 points at half and the Hornets just couldn't' stop them whatsoever. After all the daytime sports talk shows were freaking out, the Cavs are on a five-game winning streak and have three consecutive games with a double-digit margin of victory. LeBron looks like he's back. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:17 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Sac
    • Robert Sacre starting for Ed Davis
      Robert Sacre will start against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: He'll bump Ed Davis to the bench. Sacre has been a DNP-CD in five of his last six games and the book is kind of out on him. He can't defend very well in the post and is more of a jump-shooting big man. It's also worth noting that Coach Bryon Scott said Sacre is only starting because Tarik Black is hurt. He's not likely to have a big season and can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:16 pm
    • Jordan Hill starting, Ed Davis benched
      Jordan Hill will start at power forward on Friday, sending Ed Davis to the bench.

      Advice: Hill will shift over to the power forward spot, and Robert Sacre will start at center tonight. It's not clear if this is matchup based, or if head coach Byron Scott has soured a bit on Davis' play. However, Davis' minutes have been trending down lately, so if you'd like to send him to the waiver wire with the move to the bench, we wouldn't blame you. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:16 pm
    • A New Day: Clarkson, Kelly and Sacre starting
      Jordan Clarkson, Wayne Ellington, Ryan Kelly, Jordan Hill and Robert Sacre will start against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: It's a new day in Lakerland. Clarkson was a ball-dominant guy at summer league and is able of beating his guys off the dribble. The Lakers are likely going to give him some run to see what he has, so he's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:12 pm
    • Joakim Noah says he's playing Friday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) said he will play against the Mavs on Friday.

      Advice: He is very likely to start, which pushes Taj Gibson to the bench. Noah has been a huge disappoint following his breakout 2013-14 season and is not a must-start play tonight with 11 games. Nikola Mirotic will likely lose some playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:04 pm
    • Joakim Noah, Mike Dunleavy are game-time
      Joakim Noah (ankle) and Mike Dunleavy (ankle) are game-time decisions to face the Mavericks on Friday.

      Advice: They're both going to warm up to see how they feel. Noah usually isn't a fan of being benched when he has any say, so he's likely closer to probable than to doubtful. If you were dialing up Taj Gibson, there is a lot more risk now. Nikola Mirotic would also take a hit. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:35 pm
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out again vs. Pelicans
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: He's ramped up his activity in recent weeks and is nearing a return, but he still has soreness and the Wolves are being very cautious to avoid further damage. Mo Williams will continue to be a viable fantasy option until Rubio's return, at which point standard-league owners may have to look elsewhere for PG production. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:12 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Derrick Rose take off medical minute-limit
      The Bulls have lifted all playing-time restrictions for Derrick Rose, who logged a season-high 37 minutes last Saturday.

      Advice: "I think the more he plays, the better he's going to be," Tom Thibodeau said after Thursday's convincing win vs. the Spurs. Rose has missed 11 games this season but he's been healthy and effective over Chicago's past six games, averaging 23.7 points, 3.5 triples, 6.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 32 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:37 am
    • Damian Lillard scores 21 points in loss
      Damian Lillard made 8-of-23 from the field for 21 points during a 90-89 loss to the Celtics on Thursday, adding six rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's one of the best pull-up shooters in the NBA and chances are his catch-and-shoot shots are going down. Lillard averaged 6.6 field goal attempts per game off passes from Nicolas Batum (wrist) and LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) and catch-and-shoot attempts accounted for over 20.8 percent of his shot total. Fancy stats aside, Lillard is going to be busy and will have plenty of 30-point games on the way in the next 6-8 weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:38 pm
    • Jimmy Butler plays just 28 minutes
      Jimmy Butler played just 28 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday with 17 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers on 4-of-9 from the field.

      Advice: He was in foul trouble tonight, which is a very rare occurrence for Butler this season. Tonight was just the second game all season in which Butler was below 34 minutes. Jimmy Minutes has turned into Jimmy Buckets and he's starting to come out of his slump to start 2015. He should be viewed as an early-round fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:05 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ Pho
    • Derrick Rose scores an efficient 22 points
      Derrick Rose made 9-of-16 from the field and both free throws for 22 points against the Spurs on Thursday with two rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He looked awesome today and coach Gregg Popovich pulled out all the stops to try and contain the former MVP. Rose is hitting on all cylinders right now with averages over his last five of 24.8 points, 3.2 boards, 6.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 4.0 triples on 48.9 percent from the field. This is probably going to be the pinnacle of his fantasy value and he is still a guy the Bulls won't hesitate to sit, so he's a sell-high player. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:59 pm
    • Derrick Rose is no longer on a minutes limit
      Derrick Rose has been cleared to play as many minutes as he can handle moving forward.

      Advice: He has averaged 32.8 minutes per game in January which speaks volumes of his health recently. To put that into perspective, Rose averaged 30 minutes during December and just 25.9 in November. While it's hard to ever imagine Rose returning to MVP form, it's good to see him moving in the right direction. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:21 pm
    • Ricky Rubio's injury more than ankle sprain
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been dealing with more than a high ankle sprain, according to Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders.

      Advice: Saunders told reporters that his point guard's recovery process has also been prolong by damaged muscles and ligaments that lead from his ankle to his toes. "It's not him not wanting to play or not working," Saunders said. "We as an organization and the doctors who are involved have been the ones who have tried to hold him back." While two specialists have cautioned Rubio that a rushed return could result in a stress fracture, he seems to be inching closer to a return and should be owned in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:56 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Serge Ibaka gets benched late vs. Wizards
      Serge Ibaka played 28 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday with seven points, five rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: He made 3-of-11 from the field and he did not play down the stretch in favor of Steven Adams. This is pretty close to rock bottom for Ibaka because he only had nine points against the Heat on Tuesday. He's not going to be the first-round stud we've seen in the past few years, but he's still a nice buy-low target. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:11 pm
    • Wayne Ellington scores 12 points in loss
      Wayne Ellington returned to the bench on Wednesday and had 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: Kobe Bryant was back in action, which is why Ellington was back on the bench. If Kobe is shut down for the season at some point, Ellington is the favorite to start in his place. And while we like the prospects of Nick Young a little more, Ellington could be a sneaky deep-league pick up without Kobe around. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:37 pm
    • Jeremy Lin sent back to Lakers bench
      Jeremy Lin came off the bench on Wednesday and hit 2-of-4 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, three assists, four steals and a block in 21 minutes.

      Advice: Ronnie Price did nothing in the start and his return from a broken nose doesn't mean anything but less minutes and stats for Lin. Lin had 10 points and 10 dimes on Monday, but it will be tough for him to succeed as long as he's coming off the bench behind Price. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:35 pm
    • Jordan Hill double-doubles in loss
      Jordan Hill hit 7-of-14 shots for 15 points and 13 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Hill might be playing better than any other Laker and is averaging 15.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 0.8 steals on 53 percent shooting over his last five. Some more blocks would be nice (0.4), but he's capable of a double-double every time out right now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:24 pm
    • Langston Galloway scores 11 points in win
      Langston Galloway turned in another outstanding game against the 76ers on Wednesday with 11 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He continues to get some run at point guard and the Knicks suddenly have a lot of confidence in the rookie. Galloway has exceeded all expectations and the Knicks seem to view him as their best wing option after Carmelo Anthony. He is still on a 10-day deal, but it would be a shock to see the Knicks not sign him for the rest of the season next week. He's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:16 pm
    • Mo Williams disappoints on Wednesday
      Mo Williams hit just 2-of-12 shots for five points and five assists in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: He was a disaster tonight, but as long as Ricky Rubio is out, Williams will be much better than this on most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:14 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • LeBron James, Kyrie Irving play despite flu
      LeBron James and Kyrie Irving played through a flu bug on Wednesday as the Cavaliers won their fourth straight game in a blowout over the Jazz.

      Advice: James had 26 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, four steals and seven turnovers, and Irving added 18 points, four assists, five steals and two 3-pointers. Kevin Love also chipped in with a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds, as the Cavs appear to finally be figuring things out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:42 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Sac
    • Rubio's bruise, muscle tear held him back
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been dealing with bone bruise and muscle tears in his rehab.

      Advice: He's getting closer to a return, but this explains why he's been out for so long. Mo Williams will start again in a favorable matchup against the Mavericks. Rubio should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:51 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out against Dallas Wed
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against Dallas as expected.

      Advice: He has been participating in contact drills and is said to be targeting a return in late January, so his owners will likely be able to activate him soon. We will continue to provide updates on Rubio's status, and Mo Williams will continue to be the primary beneficiary in his absence. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:38 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Cleanthony Early (ankle) doubtful for Wed
      Cleanthony Early (ankle) is doubtful to play against the 76ers on Wednesday according to coach Derek Fisher.

      Advice: If he does end up sitting this one out, it will be his third straight game on the sidelines. While Early has shown some potential this season, he won't have a large enough role to matter in most leagues as long as Carmelo Anthony is active. At this point in the season, Early is simply a stash in deeper leagues for when Melo decides to hang it up for the season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:46 am
    • Serge Ibaka very quiet vs. Miami on Tuesday
      Serge Ibaka hit another 3-pointer during Tuesday's win in Miami, but he finished with a mere nine points, four rebounds, one block and four turnovers in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He didn't have any assists or steals and was limited by some foul trouble, which added up to a dud for fantasy owners. His value has been on the rise lately and one poor performance shouldn't shake owners' faith in his elite value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:15 pm
    • Ricky Rubio participates in contact drills
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) participated in contact drills for the first time since sustaining his injury on Nov. 7.

      Advice: This is certainly a positive sign for Rubio, but it sounds like he's still unlikely for Wednesday's game against Dallas. However, he's targeting a return for late-January, so make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire. His return will really hurt the value of Mo Williams and Zach LaVine. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:58 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Phi
    • Derrick Rose vents frustration after CLE loss
      Derrick Rose expressed his frustration with the Bulls' communication during Monday's loss to the Cavaliers.

      Advice: While Rose was careful to say that his words applied to the entire team, he wasn't remotely happy about the way the Bulls played on Monday. "Everybody has to be on the same page," Rose said. "Until then, we're going to continue to get our ass kicked." The former MVP is averaging 24.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 3.8 three-pointers over his last five games, but remains a sell-high candidate due to his injury risk and possibility of him resting in games later in the season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:00 am
    • Lin goes for 10 and 10 with Lakers to himself
      Jeremy Lin double-doubled with 10 points, three rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in Monday's loss.

      Advice: Lin had the backcourt to himself with Kobe Bryant and Ronnie Price out, and this would be the reason why patient owners have held Lin this season. It's not pretty and he needs some help from Byron Scott on the offensive end, but he has the chance to eke out some solid value if he can hold it together. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:23 am
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