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  • Tayshaun Prince will start Friday vs. Boston
    Tayshaun Prince will start in place of Tony Allen (illness) Friday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Prince is going to get some increased opportunity tonight with Allen and Quincy Pondexter sidelined, but that doesn't mean much. He's averaging 7.2 points and 2.6 rebounds with the starting unit, and with Allen and Pondexter not expected to be out long, he's not worth an add in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:59 pm
  • Tony Allen (illness) out Friday vs. BOS
    Tony Allen (illness) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: With Allen out, Courtney Lee is going to get all the minutes he can handle. Vince Carter could also see some extended minutes off the bench, but Lee offers the most upside. Allen went through parts of shootaround today, so he shouldn't be out much longer, and we'll consider him questionable Sunday's game vs. the Clippers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:57 pm
     
    Injured
  • Quincy Pondexter won't play on Friday
    Quincy Pondexter (illness) will not play on Friday against the Celtics.

    Advice: He has the nasty stomach bug now and could miss additional time because he doesn't get much playing time to begin with. Pondexter is only worth owning in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:55 pm
  • Perry Jones still not ready to play
    Perry Jones (knee) will not play against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: The team doesn't know when he will return to the lineup. Jones should be considered questionable to return to action in the next week or so. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:51 pm
     
    Injured
  • Wayne Ellington will be available to play Fri
    Wayne Ellington will be available to play Friday, but Byron Scott doesn't anticipate using him.

    Advice: Scott said that Ellington is more likely to actually step onto the court on Sunday, and that he may join Jordan Clarkson and Xavier Henry for Saturday's D-League game. Ellington is just averaging 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds this season, so owners in standard leagues can continue to ignore him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:19 pm
  • James Johnson still out on Friday night
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play against the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: He is expected to miss more games, but he has been on the practice court in a limited capacity. Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson will get some more run tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:10 pm
     
    Injured
  • Devin Harris (leg) questionable for Saturday
    Devin Harris (lower right leg soreness) is being listed as day-to-day, and he hasn’t yet been ruled out of Saturday’s game vs. Houston.

    Advice: "He's been checked out pretty extensively the last couple of days. I'll leave it at that," said Rick Carlisle regarding Harris. "We don't think it's serious." While Harris is out his minutes will be distributed amongst J.J. Barea, Jameer Nelson, and Monta Ellis. Ellis will take on a larger portion of the scoring load, and Barea could make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:09 pm
     
    Injured
  • Corey Brewer is indeed starting on Friday
    Corey Brewer will get the start against the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: As expected, he'll join Mo Williams, Andrew Wiggins Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng against the champs. Brewer should pick up around eight minutes and could be in the mid-30s tonight while minutes should be dispersed to Muhammad, Anthony Bennett, Chase Budinger and Robbie Hummel tonight. Brewer is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:49 pm
  • Clarkson will go down to D-League
    Jordan Clarkson and Xavier Henry will head to the D-League on Saturday and will rejoin the Lakers on Sunday.

    Advice: The Lakers did the same thing last weekend and they're likely going to do it a lot. Clarkson won't have much fantasy value while Jeremy Lin is active. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:50 pm
  • Gary Neal cleared to play on Friday vs. ORL
    Gary Neal (concussion) has been cleared and will play against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He could get a nice chunk of minutes tonight because the Hornets are really banged up on the wing. He'll have a chance to score in the teens, but owners in standard leagues can probably do better on a busy night. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:06 pm
     
    Injured
  • Corey Brewer likely to start for Wolves
    Corey Brewer is likely to start for the Wolves following the Kevin Martin (wrist) injury.

    Advice: While Brewer might be better off the bench, the Wolves are just running out of options with 80 percent of their opening night starting lineup not ready for Friday night against the Spurs. He should have some very nice short-term value, but the possibility of him being traded certainly casts some doubt on his value this year. He should be owned in standard leagues just because he has so many minutes going his way. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:16 am
  • Wayne Ellington has returned to the Lakers
    Wayne Ellington (personal) has rejoined the Lakers, but it's not clear if he will play Friday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Head coach Byron Scott would like to ease Ellington back into the rotation, and with Nick Young back from his injury, Ellington will have a negligible role with the Lakers. He's is averaging just 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds through 20.5 minutes of action this season, and he can safely be left on the wire in nearly all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:08 am
  • Quincy Pondexter (illness) doubtful for Fri.
    Quincy Pondexter (illness) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Courtney Lee said that Pondexter is dealing with the worst part of the illness today, so it would be a bit shocking if he were to suit up. If Pondexter sits, there will be more minutes to go around for Vince Carter and Courtney Lee. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:50 am
  • Tony Allen (illness) questionable for Friday
    Tony Allen (illness) left Friday morning's shootaround early, and remains questionable to suit up vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: If Allen is unable to go Vince Carter would likely see an increase in his minutes. Carter was able to play 27 minutes off the bench during his last outing, but was only managed seven points, three assists, and one three-pointer. However, he does have a favorable matchup today vs. the Celtics, so he may be worth the risk in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:48 am
     
    Injured
  • Jon Leuer (illness) will play Friday vs. BOS
    Jon Leuer (illness) will suit up for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Leuer is nothing more than a backup, and he's averaging 3.6 points and 2.6 rebounds on the season. As long as Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are healthy, Leuer isn't going to be worth touching in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:39 am
     
    Injured
  • Devin Harris (leg) will not play Friday
    Devin Harris (lower right leg soreness) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: J.J. Barea, Jameer Nelson, and Monta Ellis will see their minutes increased with Harris sidelined, and Barea could make for a nice low-budget buy in daily leagues. He's coming off a 14-point, six assist outing vs. the Wizards, and has a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:29 am
     
    Injured
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) upgraded to probable
    Marco Belinelli (groin) has been upgraded to probable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Belinelli is confined to a bench role, and is averaging just 8.3 points and 1.7 three-pointers on the year, so his value is limited to deep leagues. If he plays, Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green would see a slight reduction in minutes, but Belinelli won't have a large enough impact to hurt either of their values. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:19 am
  • Brendan Haywood not worried about a trade
    Brendan Haywood knows he's likely to be traded at some point this season, but that is not a concern to the 34-year-old veteran.

    Advice: "I don't worry about [getting traded] because at the end of the day, I can't do anything about it," Haywood said. "If somebody views my contract as an asset or the team feels they can get something in that can help them or shed salary, they're going to do what they're going to do because that's what they have to do." Haywood's understanding that his contract is a more attractive option than what he can do on the court pretty much sums up his fantasy value. He's only got off the bench twice this season for a total of 10 minutes, and he's not a viable fantasy option in any league. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:58 am
  • Jason Richardson (foot) targeting Jan. return
    Jason Richardson (foot) stated during a recent interview that he'll "definitely" return before the All-Star break.

    Advice: "[I'll] definitely be back before the all-star break or January or maybe even before this year is over with," said Richardson. "I’ll see how my body takes all this training and getting ready for it." Players are generally more optimistic with regards to their potential return dates, so we wouldn't read too much into this. Richardson hasn't played in an NBA game since the 2012-13 season, and the Sixers may be looking to use Richardson as more of a mentor than a role player. As it stands right now, Richardson has zero fantasy value, and doesn't offer enough upside to be viewed as a stash candidate. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:53 am
  • Flip says Corey Brewer too valuable to trade
    Head coach and team president Flip Saunders stated during a recent interview that Corey Brewer is too valuable to the team to be traded.

    Advice: This seems like posturing more than anything, as the Timberwolves are currently sitting on record of 3-7. Saunders may value Brewer's hard-nosed defense, but his play isn't exactly equating to wins for the Wolves. He's averaging 10.2 points and 2.1 steals on the season over 23.5 minutes of action, so he can be viewed as a steals specialist for owners in deep leagues. However, if he is traded to a title contender (a team with a deep wing rotation), he'll likely become a non-factor in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:40 am
  • Quincy Acy dealing with sprained right wrist
    Quincy Acy has been dealing with a sprained right wrist, and recently had cortisone shot to help relieve the pain.

    Advice: Acy has been dealing with this injury since preseason, and it's been giving him trouble with catching passes. He committed three turnovers during Wednesday's game vs. the Timberwolves, all on fumbled passes, but also added nine points and eight rebounds. Acy has bounced in and out of the starting lineup with the Knicks, and is currently averaging 5.0 points and 5.9 rebounds on the year. In other words, he's not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:41 am
  • Jon Leuer (illness) is questionable for Fri.
    Jon Leuer (illness) is questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: Johnny Basketball has made some exciting plays for the Grizzlies, but he's not a regular contributor. Leuer has no fantasy value right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:41 pm
     
    Injured
  • Quincy Pondexter is questionable for Friday
    Quincy Pondexter (illness) is listed as questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He looks like he's a little behind schedule on the illness, so Pondexter might have a smaller chance to play. He's not a fantasy option as long as Courtney Lee and Tony Allen are out there. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:34 pm
  • Tony Allen is questionable for Friday
    Tony Allen (illness) is questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies were missing half of their team on Wednesday, but they look like they could play on Friday because they waived their emergency guys. Allen owners will want to check back tomorrow evening. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:32 pm
     
    Injured
  • Gary Neal (concussion) probable for Friday
    Gary Neal (concussion) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Neal still needs to pass the leagues' concussion protocol, but it's looking like he's very close to making a return. He's averaging 12.2 points and 1.2 three-pointers per game this season, so he's worth a look for owners seeking a 3-point specialist upon his return. Just know that he's also shooting 39.8 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:08 pm
     
    Injured
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) questionable for Fri.
    Marco Belinelli (groin) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Belinelli is averaging just 8.3 points and 1.7 three-pointers this season, so his return to the court shouldn't matter for owners in standard leagues. Deep league owners will want to check back closer to Friday's tip for an official update on his status. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:16 pm
  • James Johnson (ankle) sheds walking boot
    James Johnson (ankle) was moving well without a walking boot after the Raptors' practice on Thursday.

    Advice: The Raptors' defensive specialist and energizer is questionable for Friday's home game vs. the Bucks. It wouldn't be surprising to see him held out another game as a precaution, but we'll have a much clearer idea of his status after shootaround. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:26 am
     
    Injured
  • Corey Brewer had to gut through game Weds
    Corey Brewer (illness) admitted that he had to gut through Wednesday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: Brewer wasn't certain if he would be able to suit up after missing morning shootaround, but was able to play 29 minutes despite his illness. "I was hurting so bad," Brewer said. The 28-year-old should be good-to-go for Friday's game against the Spurs, but his fantasy value is still limited to deeper leagues, despite the six steals on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:59 am
  • Quincy Pondexter struggles in start for MEM
    Quincy Pondexter started for the flu-depleted Grizzlies on Wednesday and had just four points and one rebound on 2-of-6 shooting in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Courtney Lee, Tony Allen and a few others were out with the illness tonight, so QP drew the start. He looked like a sneaky daily play, but that plan didn't work out as planned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:24 pm
  • Tayshaun Prince scores season-high 15
    Tayshaun Prince hit 6-of-8 shots and scored a season-high 15 points with three rebounds and one assist on Wednesday.

    Advice: Several of his teammates were out with the flu, including Tony Allen and Courtney Lee, which resulted in a start for Prince. He's been awful this season and once his mates are back in action, you can forget about him. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:18 pm
  • Corey Brewer has six steals against NYK
    Corey Brewer played through an illness on Wednesday and looked healthy with 14 points, two rebounds, two assists and six steals in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Brewer had an IV to help his dehydration and he was very questionable to play tonight. This was a big game for his trade value and he's unlikely to be this success again all season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:15 pm
  • Quincy Acy plays 32 minutes vs. Wolves
    Quincy Acy played 32 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday with nine points, eight boards and three turnovers.

    Advice: Garbage time was a factor here and Acy wouldn't usually get this much playing time even in a start. In his previous four starts, Acy only averaged 5.0 points, 6.3 boards and 0.3 blocks. He's only worth owning in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:43 pm
  • Corey Brewer expected to play Wednesday
    Corey Brewer is expected to play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The report does add "barring any changes," so it's not a 100 percent lock. Brewer should still be on most fantasy benches tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:26 pm
  • Corey Brewer questionable with an illness
    Corey Brewer (illness) received an IV and is questionable to play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Well, it's flu season. Brewer and Kevin Martin could both miss tonight, so Shabazz Muhammad, Glenn Robinson III, Chase Budinger and Robbie Hummel may all have to help out. Brewer should obviously be benched in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:49 pm
  • Quincy Acy will start on Wednesday night
    Quincy Acy will start next to Shane Larkin, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony and Samuel Dalembert against the Wolves.

    Advice: The Knicks are going with the big lineup tonight, but Acy is still not a fantasy option. He's only averaged 5.0 points, 6.3 boards and 0.3 blocks in his four previous starts. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:43 pm
  • Quincy Pondexter in line for big minutes Wed.
    Quincy Pondexter should play heavy minutes for the Grizzlies on Wednesday, as they're down to only nine healthy players.

    Advice: Five guys are out with the flu including Courtney Lee and Tony Allen, which opens up a major opportunity for Q-Pon on the wings. He's well worth considering as a fill-in option in daily leagues, but doesn't have enough long-term value to bother with anywhere else. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:39 pm
  • Jon Leuer is out for Wednesday night
    Jon Leuer (illness) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies aren't too bad of shape in the front court and rookie Jarnell Stokes could get some minutes. Leuer should be considered questionable for Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:38 pm
     
    Injured
  • Tony Allen will not play on Wednesday
    Tony Allen (illness) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies are in deep trouble with half of their rotation out tonight. Tayshaun Prince, Quincy Pondexter, Vince Carter and Jordan Adams will soak up as many minutes as they can. Allen should be considered questionable for Friday against the Celtics. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:33 pm
     
    Injured
  • James Johnson won't play vs. Memphis
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is in a walking boot and does not have a timetable to return. Johnson is a tough customer, but the Raptors will likely be careful based on how things went with Amir Johnson's ankle last season. Expect more Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:20 pm
     
    Injured
  • Jason Richardson (foot) optimistic for return
    Jason Richardson expects to return from the stress fracture in his right foot this season, potentially before January.

    Advice: "There's no doubt in my mind I'll be back this year," Richardson said. "I might be back before January if all goes well." The veteran's optimism is nice to hear but we're certainly not betting on a return in 2014, and even once he's healthy he may not crack the 76ers' rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:57 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) still out on Wed.
    Marco Belinelli (groin) will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was listed as doubtful and did not have much of a chance to play tonight. Beliinelli should be considered questionable to face the Wolves on Friday. Danny Green and Cory Joseph get some slight bumps in value tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:39 pm
  • Jon Leuer (flu) questionable for Wednesday
    Jon Leuer (flu) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Toronto.

    Advice: He is not the only Grizzly battling the flu, joining Tony Allen, Kosta Koufos, Beno Udrih and Courtney Lee on the injury report. If Leuer sits this one out, rookie Jarnell Stokes will see an uptick in minutes, but not enough to warrant attention in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:27 am
     
    Injured
  • Tony Allen (flu) questionable on Wednesday
    Tony Allen, Kosta Koufos, Courtney Lee, Jon Leuer, and Beno Udrih are all questionable to face the Raptors on Wednesday as they are all dealing with flu-like symptoms.

    Advice: This is a nightmare for the Grizzlies, as they could be incredibly shorthanded against Toronto if they have to sit out. If any of these players sit out, we may get an extended look at rookies Jordan Adams and Jarnell Stokes, while Vince Carter and Quincy Pondexter would likely benefit the most. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:06 am
     
    Injured
  • James Johnson (ankle) still in walking boot
    James Johnson (ankle) was seen still wearing a walking boot Wednesday morning, making him highly doubtful to play against his former Memphis team.

    Advice: It is not looking good for him, and we had our doubts about him recovering in time for this one anyway. Johnson has been huge for Toronto early in the season, and has posted enough defensive statistics to be a nice asset in deeper leagues. However, barring a miracle Johnson will likely sit this one out, meaning Terrence Ross will see a bump in his minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:59 am
     
    Injured
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) is doubtful Wednesday
    Marco Belinelli (groin) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game.

    Advice: The Italian is only an asset in deeper leagues for his 3-pointers, so owners in standard leagues can continue to ignore him. If Belinelli can't go, Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard will continue to absorb his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:05 am
  • Devin Harris (ankle) is out on Wednesday
    Devin Harris (ankle) won't suit up for Wednesday's game against the Wizards, but is targeting a return on Friday.

    Advice: We saw this one coming from a mile away, as Harris has been injury-prone throughout his career. He should be fine with a little rest, and he is hopeful he will play on Friday. J.J. Barea figures to be the main beneficiary of Harris' absence, while Jameer Nelson will likely see a slight uptick in minutes with the first unit. However, neither player is reliable enough for standard leagues in the long term. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:57 am
     
    Injured
  • Gary Neal (concussion) inactive Wednesday
    Gary Neal (concussion) is inactive for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: He is still dealing with symptoms and will still have to pass the NBA's concussion protocol once he is feeling better. Neal has been a spark off of the Hornet's bench this season and when he returns he will be worth a look for owners in need of 3-pointers. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) is out Wednesday and P.J. Hairston (ankle) is doubtful, so Gerald Henderson will likely play all the minutes he can handle and is worth a look in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:33 am
     
    Injured
  • Wayne Ellington expected to return Thursday
    Wayne Ellington (personal) is expected to rejoin the Lakers in Dallas on Thursday.

    Advice: Ellington hasn't done much in his five outings with Lakers this season, averaging 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds over 20.5 minutes of action. Owners can safely leave him on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:39 pm
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) doubtful for Wed.
    Marco Belinelli (groin) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: If Belinelli is unable to go, Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard will continue to sop up his minutes. Belinelli is averaging 8.3 points and 1.7 three-pointers per game this year, so he can only be considered an asset in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:06 pm
  • Devin Harris questionable for Wednesday
    Devin Harris (ankle) has been listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Harris was able to travel with the team to Washington, D.C., so it would seem that he escaped serious injury after going down during Monday's win over the Hornets. We'll update his status after Wednesday's shootaround, but J.J. Barea would be in line for some extra minutes off the bench if Harris is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:57 am
     
    Injured
  • Gary Neal to miss Wednesday's game vs Pacers
    Gary Neal (concussion) will miss Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: Neal is still experiencing symptoms from the concussion that he suffered during Saturday's game against the Warriors and will miss his second consecutive game on Wednesday. With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) already declared out and P.J. Hairston (ankle) listed as doubtful, Gerald Henderson will get all the minutes he can handle and will make for a solid plug-and-play option on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:53 am
     
    Injured
  • Devin Harris nursing minor ankle injury
    Devin Harris (ankle) is nursing a minor ankle injury, but it wasn't deemed serious enough to have him fly back to Dallas.

    Advice: Harris left Monday's win over the Hornets after playing just 10 minutes, but was still able to travel with the team to Washington, D.C. "He’s got a little ankle thing that we’re trying to take care of," Carlisle said. "Beyond that I can’t comment because I’m not a doctor." J.J. Barea would pick up more minutes off the bench if Harris is unable to play against the Wizards on Wednesday, but he's not worth an add in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:09 am
     
    Injured
  • Pondexter posts nice line in blowout win
    Quincy Pondexter scored 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds and four assists over 30 minutes in Monday's blowout win.

    Advice: Pondexter has been in and out of the rotation and we need to see this many more times before we let him out of our doghouse. He and Kosta Koufos (three steals, three blocks, 10 points, six boards) obviously benefited from the garbage time tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:29 pm
  • Devin Harris (leg soreness) out for the night
    Devin Harris is dealing with lower-leg soreness on Monday and will not return.

    Advice: He's been able to avoid the injury bug for much of the season, but it was only a matter of time. Harris has been very good off the bench and it's unclear how much time he'll need to recover. With Harris out, J.J. Brea will likely help more off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:27 pm
     
    Injured
  • James Johnson has a severe ankle sprain
    James Johnson (ankle) has a severe ankle sprain and has no timetable to return.

    Advice: He's played through a lot of injuries in his career, but it sounds like he's going to miss more time here. Terrence Ross should get more run at small forward while Patrick Patterson could also get a little more run. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:00 pm
     
    Injured
  • Tayshaun Prince is back on the bench
    Tayshaun Prince will move back to the bench on Monday.

    Advice: He has been starting the past two games and the Grizzlies haven't fared well while he's out there. Prince can be ignored in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:54 pm
  • Corey Brewer dealing with trade rumors
    Corey Brewer said he received 30 calls on Sunday night because of the trade rumors.

    Advice: The Wolves aren't going anywhere and Brewer could wind up on the Cavs or Rockets. If he is traded, that should open up some more minutes for Andrew Wiggins, Shabazz Muhammad and Chase Budinger. Brewer isn't worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:52 pm
  • James Johnson 'tender,' skips practice Monday
    James Johnson (ankle) is "tender" and did not participate in Monday's practice.

    Advice: Johnson is holding out hope he can prepare in time for the game on Wednesday, but it's unlikely the Raptors will put him out there at less than full strength. The good news is Johnson's ankle injury doesn't appear to be a major concern, but Dwane Casey admitted he has no idea how long the enigmatic forward will be out. If Johnson can't go, Terrence Ross and Amir Johnson could each see a few extra minutes with Landry Fields also picking up some scraps. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:40 am
     
    Injured
  • Spurs hopeful Belinelli returns this week
    The Spurs are hopeful Marco Belinelli (groin) can return this week.

    Advice: Belinelli was participating in shell drills on Monday, and it would be a surprise if he's not back sooner versus later at this point given his progression. While he remains out, Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard's minutes will continue to be higher than usual. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:13 am
  • Gary Neal still dizzy, experiencing headaches
    Gary Neal (head) is still experiencing dizziness and headaches.

    Advice: Neal has no timetable to return from his concussion. He can't begin the concussion protocol until he's symptom-free for 24 hours, so Neal has a very real chance to miss at least a handful of games. Without him and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) available, Gerald Henderson, P.J. Hairston and Brian Roberts will pick up the slack. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:42 am
     
    Injured
  • Jordan Clarkson earns praise from Byron Scott
    Jordan Clarkson earned some recent praise from Byron Scott.

    Advice: "He's going to be a pretty damn good basketball player," Scott said. Clarkson is currently playing a reckless style of basketball where everything moves at 110 mph, but he has some good instincts and isn't afraid to be aggressive. With the Lakers' backcourt rotation (and overall rotation) currently in flux, Clarkson could soon begin to push for a bigger role. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:44 am
  • Gary Neal (concussion) will not play vs. Mavs
    Gary Neal (concussion) will not play vs. the Mavericks on Monday.

    Advice: Neal suffered the injury during Saturday's game, when he hit his head on the court, and he'll need to pass the NBA's strict concussion protocols before returning. Gerald Henderson, P.J. Hairston and Brian Roberts will each absorb some of the 24.7 minutes Neal has been averaging this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:37 pm
     
    Injured
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) out Monday vs. 76ers
    Marco Belinelli (groin) will not suit up for Monday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green will continue to see extended minutes with Belinelli sidelined, and Marco can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:25 pm
  • Report: Corey Brewer being shopped by Wolves
    The Timberwolves are reportedly in active trade discussions with the Cavaliers and Rockets on veteran swingman Corey Brewer.

    Advice: Brewer is averaging just 9.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.7 steals this season, and a move to a crowded backcourt on either of the aforementioned teams wouldn't do him any favors. He's a guy that can help an actual basketball team much more than a fantasy squad, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:24 pm
  • Quincy Acy will draw the start on Sunday
    Quincy Acy will draw the start against Denver on Sunday, while Amare Stoudemire is expected to come off of the bench.

    Advice: Acy isn't consistent enough to be considered in standard leagues, but he can provide enough points and rebounds to be relevant for owners in deeper leagues. However, as long as Stoudemire is active, he will likely get the bulk of the minutes at PF and is the obvious choice here. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:43 am
  • Perry Jones (knee) out for Sunday's game
    Perry Jones (knee) will not play in Sunday's game, and has yet to return to practice.

    Advice: He can't seem to turn the corner and it's a terrible shame considering how good he was early in the season. Jones can be ignored in standard leagues with Kevin Durant (foot) on the way back soon and Lance Thomas and Anthony Morrow will continue to fill the void at SF for the depleted Thunder. Thomas is by no means a consideration in almost any league while Morrow makes for an interesting plug-and-play for his 3-point shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:43 am
     
    Injured
  • X-ray is negative on James Johnson (ankle)
    X-rays were negative on James Johnson (ankle) but he was seen limping badly in the locker room with a walking boot on.

    Advice: There is sure to be some controversy with this injury because he actually twisted his ankle when he stepped on a cameraman while diving for a loose ball. "We'll see how [it is] the next couple days," coach Casey said. "Good thing about it is we have a few days off before we play Memphis [on Wednesday] to get that ankle back to where it [needs to be]." Johnson has become a nice deep leagues asset for his ability to put up defensive stats, so we will update his status as needed. If he does end up missing some time, Terrence Ross would see a bump in his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:10 am
     
    Injured
  • Gary Neal suffers a concussion on Saturday
    Gary Neal suffered a concussion on Saturday and will not return to the game, finishing with four points and three boards in ten minutes.

    Advice: He hit his head hard on the court right before halftime and was in visible pain, so this comes as no surprise. He will now have to rest a few days and will have to pass the league's concussion protocol before he can play again, so consider him day-to-day for now. In his absence, expect P.J. Hairston and Gerald Henderson to pick up a few extra minutes, with neither of the two being reliable enough for standard league consideration. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:50 pm
     
    Injured
  • James Johnson sprains his ankle, won't return
    James Johnson sprained his ankle during Saturday's game, and will not return.

    Advice: He appeared to hurt his ankle on the baseline near all the cameras, and he was in visible pain. He will finish Saturday's game with five points, four boards, two assists and one block in 14 minutes. He was seen in a walking boot after the game and said that he hopes to be ready by Wednesday, but that seems to be a little soon. If he does miss time, expect Terrence Ross to see a bump in minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:40 pm
     
    Injured
  • Gary Neal will dress against the Warriors
    Gary Neal (foot) will play against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He's been playing through his foot issue and it didn't seem to affect him much in Phoenix on Saturday. Neal was held out of the lineup last season with the Bucks for an extraordinarily long time, but things are a little different with the Hornets. He's a deep-league option. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:11 pm
     
    Injured
  • Tayshaun Prince draws another start Saturday
    Tayshaun Prince will draw another start on Saturday, and Courtney Lee will come off the bench.

    Advice: We don't understand what the Grizzlies see in Prince but he will get the nod with the first unit once again. Prince started on Thursday but ended up playing only 11 minutes and scored two points, so Lee's owners shouldn't be too concerned. Prince can be ignored in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:15 pm
  • Gary Neal is questionable on Saturday
    Gary Neal (foot) is questionable to face the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He played through his foot injury on Friday and had 14 points in 25 minutes. The Hornets would need him to play minutes in the 20s with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:57 pm
     
    Injured
  • Jordan Clarkson to go to D-League
    Jordan Clarkson will play in the D-League on Saturday and is expected to be called back up for Sunday against the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: He's scored eight points in back-to-back games as Jeremy Lin's backup. Clarkson is unlikely to see a big role with Ronnie Price back from suspension on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:27 pm
  • Perry Jones, Andre Roberson miss practice
    Perry Jones (knee) and Andre Roberson (foot) both missed practice on Saturday and are not going to play against the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: Jones' knee contusion just won't get any better and he still doesn't have a timetable to return. Considering guys like George Hill (knee) have missed significant time with their knee contusions, it's certainly possible we don't see PJ3 on the court this week. Jeremy Lamb and Anthony Morrow should be in most starting lineups for Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:19 am
     
    Injured
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) ruled out on Saturday
    Marco Belinelli (groin) was ruled out for Saturday's game against Sacramento.

    Advice: He was ruled out fairly early in the morning on Saturday suggesting that he was nowhere close to playing. Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green will continue to pick up the slack in his absence. Owners in deep leagues can ignore Belinelli for now but once he regains his health, he could be a decent option for those in need of 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:06 am
  • Neal (foot) plays and scores 14 points
    Gary Neal played through a foot injury on Friday, scoring 14 points on 4-of-13 shooting with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Neal wasn't even a sure thing to go tonight and he started off real slow, but eventually dug out a win for deep-league owners relying on him. In nine games and at 26.4 minutes per contest, he's returning top-125 value and has carved out a nice little role for himself. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:39 pm
     
    Injured
  • Jordan Clarkson set for minutes on Fri.
    Jordan Clarkson is expected to see an expanded role off the bench against the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: This will likely be his biggest opportunity since summer league with Ronnie Price suspended. Despite a slow start, Clarkson is a decent 3-point shooter, is aggressive in passing lanes and loves to drive the hoop, so he could be a deep-league play or a daily option, especially if it gets to garbage time. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:42 am
  • Perry Jones (knee) out Friday vs. Detroit
    Perry Jones (knee) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Lance Thomas will likely draw the start again, but he really hasn't done much with his opportunity, averaging just 6.6 points and 5.8 rebounds with the starting unit. It's also possible that Anthony Morrow challenges Thomas for the starting small forward spot, but that would essentially give the Thunder zero energy off the bench. For now, Thomas looks like the starter, but Morrow is the guy to own here after dropping 28 points in his last outing. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:39 am
     
    Injured
  • Tony Allen goes for a goose egg on Thurs.
    Tony Allen did not score in 24 minutes against the Kings on Thursday with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one turnover.

    Advice: He is not going to drop 20-point games with regularity, but the steals are going to be there for the Grind Father. Allen is a sneaky specialist in standard leagues, but he's obviously not a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:34 pm
     
    Injured
  • Tayshaun Prince starts for some reason
    Tayshaun Prince started for the Grizzlies on Thursday, playing 11 minutes for two points, one assist and nothing else.

    Advice: Why? Prince had a plus-minus of minus-20 in just those 11 minutes while off-the-bench Courtney Lee was plus-20. OK then. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:28 pm
  • Black belt in defense: James Johnson goes off
    James Johnson turned in some impressive defensive stats against the Bulls on Thursday with four steals and four blocks to go with 16 points, five rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He is a second-degree black belt in martial arts and we'd guess he's probably good at defense. Johnson's minutes have been creeping up and the defensive stats have already been there to be worthy of consideration in deep leagues, but he's still not quite worth owning in standards. Of course, he should be right at the top of your watch list. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:09 pm
     
    Injured
  • Tayshaun Prince starts over Courtney Lee
    Tayshaun Prince started over Courtney Lee on Thursday against the Kings.

    Advice: This comes out of nowhere and it's probably a matchup-based move. Lee has been phenomenal all season and his fantasy owners shouldn't panic. Prince has very little fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:19 pm
  • Marco Belinelli won't play on Friday night
    Marco Belinelli (groin) has been ruled out for Friday night against the Lakers.

    Advice: His groin injury is certainly not minor and there will be no substantial sanctions for the Spurs here. Kawhi Leonard has seen his minutes increase while Danny Green is slightly more reliable sans Belinelli. The Italian can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:05 pm
  • Quincy Pondexter, Dave Joerger have meeting
    Quincy Pondexter and Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger had a closed-door meeting before Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: The backup swingman played just two minutes during Tuesday's win over the Lakers and Joerger took some time to clear the air with Pondexter. "The message is, this is what I was thinking and this is what I’m thinking going forward," Joerger said. "It’s always about not letting little things become big things. When you don’t talk to guys, that’s the worst." Pondexter is stuck behind Courtney Lee on the Grizzlies' depth chart and shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:14 am
  • Corey Brewer scores 18 off Wolves bench
    Corey Brewer came off the bench to hit 7-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for 18 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 24 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Brewer had just five points in his previous game and has scored in double figures just twice this season. Flip Saunders rested Thaddeus Young and Kevin Martin for much of this one, resulting in a nice night for Brewer. But as long as he's coming off the bench, you can continue to ignore him for now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:02 pm
  • Quincy Acy back in Knicks' starting lineup
    Quincy Acy will return to the Knicks' starting lineup on Wednesday, playing PF with Carmelo Anthony shifting to SF.

    Advice: Tim Hardaway Jr. goes back to the bench as a consequence, where he'll battle J.R. Smith for reserve playing time behind Iman Shumpert and Melo. Acy is averaging just 5.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 21.5 minutes as a starter this season, ruling him out as a standard-league option. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:53 pm
  • Perry Jones (knee) is listed as out Wednesday
    Perry Jones (knee) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against Boston.

    Advice: Jones has yet to practice since sustaining his injury and his window for fantasy relevancy is quickly closing with the impending return of the one they call Kevin Durant (foot). Lance Thomas will draw the start Wednesday but is way too unreliable to matter in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:55 am
     
    Injured
  • Marco Belinelli (groin) questionable for Fri.
    Marco Belinelli (groin) was unavailable for Tuesday's game.

    Advice: Belinelli was expected to miss 7-10 days as of Thursday, and the Spurs will assuredly play it safe with their veteran SG, so there are no guarantees that he'll be active vs. the Lakers on Friday. Corey Joseph, Danny Green and Manu Ginobili each get a few more minutes in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:43 pm
  • Tony Allen ties season-high vs. Kobe & Lakers
    Tony Allen tied his season-high in scoring vs. the Lakers, making 6-of-10 shots to finish with 12 points, seven rebounds, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Allen was fighting for a starting job this preseason but he's now locked in alongside SG Courtney Lee, while Tayshaun Prince finished Tuesday's game as a DNP-CD. His offense is too limited for use in most fantasy formats, though he's worth a look if you need a steals specialist. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:04 pm
     
    Injured
  • James Johnson propels Raptors' bench effort
    James Johnson came off the bench for six points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block on Tuesday, despite playing just 22 minutes.

    Advice: Johnson was a big part of Toronto's bench effort tonight, as the reserves erased a late deficit and helped push the Raptors to their seventh win of the year. He's locked into a steady 20-minute role, which isn't quite enough for value in standard leagues, but his per-minute upside makes him a guy to target if injuries thin out the Raptors' roster. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:27 pm
     
    Injured
  • Perry Jones (knee) out for Tuesday's game
    Perry Jones (knee) is out for Tuesday's game against the Bucks, and Lance Thomas will draw the start in his absence.

    Advice: This news comes as no surprise as he has yet to practice since he sustained his injury. There is no longer any reason to hold onto him in standard leagues with the impending return of Kevin Durant (foot), so owners can feel free to look elsewhere. Lance Thomas will again get all the minutes he can handle but is too inconsistent to be an option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:19 pm
     
    Injured
  • LAL grant Wayne Ellington leave of absence
    Wayne Ellington has been granted an indefinite leave of absence after his father was shot and killed in Philadelphia on Sunday.

    Advice: "Our players are upset for their friend and teammate," said GM Mitch Kupchak. "Additionally, ownership and all Lakers' employees are also saddened by this tragedy. Those of us who work with and have gotten to know Wayne have come to know what a wonderful and caring person he is." Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:59 pm
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