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    • Andre Iguodala returned to action on Sunday January 25. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:26 pm
    • Zach LaVine returned to action on Sunday January 25. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:26 pm
    • Report: Mavs sure they'll get Jermaine O'Neal
      The Mavericks are reportedly "confident" that they'll eventually sign 36-year-old free agent Jermaine O'Neal.

      Advice: Dallas hopes to sign O'Neal by the All-Star break, according to ESPN.com, and the team is "inching closer to [an] eventual signing." J.O. has suddenly become a coveted asset, as he's also drawn interest from the Cavaliers, Warriors, Blazers and Clippers. His ailing knees won't allow him to play heavy minutes and his eventual whereabouts aren't likely to cause more than a ripple in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:21 pm
    • Ryan Kelly scores two points in another start
      Ryan Kelly struggled in another start for L.A. with two points, one rebound, three assists and one steal in 20 minutes during Sunday's home loss.

      Advice: Kelly will get an extended audition as a starter and his role is relatively secure with Kobe Bryant (shoulder) out of commission. Whether he'll have any fantasy appeal remains to be seen, however, and nearly all owners should observe him from a safe distance. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    • Joey Dorsey starts w/ Dwight Howard ailing
      Joey Dorsey made a rare start on Sunday with Dwight Howard (ankle) unavailable, notching four points with seven boards, one steal, one block and four personal fouls in 25 minutes.

      Advice: Tonight's line is a good indication of Dorsey's lack of value, even if Howard's injury forces him to miss more games. Josh Smith (11 points, five boards) and Donatas Motiejunas (eight points, nine boards) are better targets in Dwight's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:07 pm
    • Ronnie Price held to seven minutes vs Rockets
      Ronnie Price barely played on Sunday, coming off the bench for two points and one steal in seven minutes.

      Advice: The former starter is banged up physically and his lack of offense may have finally cost him his role, as he's shooting just 29.4 percent in January. Anyone who still owns him should peruse the waiver wire for a replacement. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:05 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
      Yesterday, 9:05 pm
    • Tarik Black (ankle) returns in garbage time
      Tarik Black (ankle) logged seven minutes in garbage time on Sunday, finishing with three points, five rebounds and three turnovers vs. his former team.

      Advice: Black gave the Lakers' some much-needed energy, sparking a futile run late in the fourth quarter. He's carved out a steady bench role since being picked up by L.A. but isn't a viable fantasy option, especially now that Robert Sacre has unexpectedly taken over the starting center job. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:03 pm
    • James Young returns to action on Sunday
      James Young returned to action on Sunday against the Warriors, but scored just three points on 1-of-5 shooting to go with two boards and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes.

      Advice: He missed four games straight due to a nasty flu, so it's good to see him back on the court. Young does have some serious potential, but until the Celtics fully commit to giving him more playing time he won't be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:42 pm
    • Kris Humphries posts 21 & 14 in OT road win
      Kris Humphries was phenomenal in 33 minutes vs. the Nuggets, scoring a season-high 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting with 14 rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: Humphries per-minute production has been impressive all season, and he was playing too well tonight for coach Randy Wittman to take him off the court. He's a borderline option in 14-team leagues but belongs on the waiver wire in shallower formats, at least until Nene's next stretch of DNPs. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:12 pm
    • Andre Iguodala returns to action on Sunday
      Andre Iguodala returned to action on Sunday vs. the Celtics, finishing with eight points, three boards, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He sat out for Friday's game in order to get some extra rest, so he should be fine moving forward. However, his role has diminished rapidly since last season, and there are simply not enough minutes to go around for Iguodala to make an impact in most leagues. Owners in standard leagues can safely leave him on the wire until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:11 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic gets four fouls in 19 minutes
      Jusuf Nurkic racked up four personal fouls in just 19 minutes of action on Sunday, finishing a tough loss to the Wizards with six points, nine boards, two assists and one steal.

      Advice: Nurkic has a golden opportunity with Timofey Mozgov gone and JaVale McGee (tibia) still inactive, but he can't get out of his own way with the foul trouble. He's still a late-middle round value over the past month, in just 20.2 minutes per game, and simply has too much upside to cut in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:00 pm
    • Kyle Singler shoots just 1-of-3 vs. Toronto
      Kyle Singler took only three shots in 26 minutes on Sunday, making one of them to finish a loss to the Raptors with four points, two rebounds and two assists.

      Advice: Singler hasn't been worth owning in 14-team leagues this season and he'll now have an adjustment period with D.J. Augustin taking the reins of Detroit's offense. There's not enough upside here to bother with him outside of deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:21 pm
    • Dwight Powell scores 10 points off Mavs bench
      Mavs big man Dwight Powell neared his season-high with 10 points off the bench on Sunday, adding six rebounds, two assists and one block.

      Advice: He played 15 minutes and briefly stepped into a bigger role once Tyson Chandler (knee) went down. Chandler was able to return in the fourth quarter, however, so there's no incentive to pluck Powell off the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:26 pm
    • Joey Dorsey starting on Sunday vs. Lakers
      Joey Dorsey will draw the start against the Lakers on Sunday in place of Dwight Howard (ankle).

      Advice: Dorsey's game doesn't translate to fantasy very well, so he should only be considered in ridiculously deep leagues for owners in need of short-term value. The real beneficiaries in Howard's absence will be Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:14 pm
    • Iman Shumpert logs 14 minutes vs. Thunder
      Iman Shumpert scored three points with one rebound and one steal in 14 minutes off Cleveland's bench on Sunday.

      Advice: He played 10 minutes in his return on Friday, but isn't likely to earn a big enough role for reliable fantasy value in Cleveland. J.R. Smith continues to start alongside LeBron James, and he finished Sunday's home victory with 14 points and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:34 pm
    • Andre Iguodola is active for Sunday's game
      Andre Iguodola is active for Sunday's game against the Celtics.

      Advice: Coach Steve Kerr opted to give the veteran some rest on Friday against the Kings, but Iguodola is all set to resume his normal role off the bench for the Warriors. With season averages of just 6.9 points, 3.2 boards and 3 assists per game, owners in standard leagues can do better. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:26 pm
    • Zach LaVine (elbow) will be available Sunday
      Zach LaVine (elbow) will be available for Sunday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: With averages of just 8.1 points and 3.5 assists, LaVine can't be considered a viable option in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:40 pm
    • Shelvin Mack (calf) out Sunday vs. Minnesota
      Shelvin Mack (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

      Advice: Mack has been sidelined since Jan. 17, and he currently is without an official timetable to return. However, he's not a major part of the Hawks' rotation so his absence means very little in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:45 pm
       
      Injured
    • Tarik Black (ankle) will be available on Sun.
      Head coach Byron Scott said that Tarik Black (ankle) has improved and he will be available for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: Scott also added that Black is still feeling sore, and there is no guarantee that he will play today, so he's not looking like a great option in most leagues. Robert Sacre will likely continue to see some extended minutes tonight with Black limited, but he too can't be considered a reliable option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:49 am
    • Iman Shumpert not there yet with conditioning
      Cavs head coach David Blatt said that Iman Shumpert is at about 70 percent with regards to his conditioning.

      Advice: This is to be expected as Shumpert had been sidelined since Dec. 12. He did however put up eight points on 3-of-3 shooting (including two 3-pointers) in just under 10 minutes of action during his Cavs debut on Friday, and there have been reports that he's eventually going to slide into the starting lineup, so he's worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:06 am
    • Zach LaVine (elbow) questionable Sunday
      Zach LaVine (elbow) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: He hasn't been relevant in most fantasy leagues since losing his starting spot to Mo Williams, so the eventual return of Ricky Rubio will likely ruin his already limited value. LaVine can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:51 am
    • Tarik Black (ankle) doubtful for Friday
      Tarik Black (ankle) is considered doubtful for Friday's game against Houston.

      Advice: He has already missed the past two games and his chances of playing don't look good for Sunday either. Black is supposedly now in the mix to start at center for the Lakers according to coach Byron Scott, but he is nothing more than a flier in deeper leagues for now. We will pass along further details when they are available. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:59 am
    • Kyle Singler will play with a mask
      Kyle Singler will play with a mask against the Bucks on Saturday.

      Advice: He had a procedure on Friday and should be ready to go. Singler broke his nose and it shouldn't affect his playing time. He's a low-ceiling option in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:22 pm
    • Zach LaVine (elbow) misses practice
      Zach LaVine (elbow) missed practice on Saturday.

      Advice: His minutes have dropped off significantly and he would usually play around 12 minutes in non-blowout games. LaVine is not worth owning in most leagues and we'll pass along any other info on his elbow injury soon. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:54 pm
    • 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
    • Nurkic not getting the love from Shaw
      Jusuf Nurkic played just 15 minutes in the Nuggets' 100-99 loss to the Celtics on Friday, finishing with six points and eight rebounds to go with three fouls.

      Advice: Nurkic's foul rate was still up but this wasn't about foul trouble, and we haven't heard anything at all about his sore back. J.J. Hickson started the second half and it just looks like Brian Shaw isn't ready to free Nurkic, but unless the Nuggets trade for a big man we can't get behind a drop. There's simply too much upside and we'd need to be shaken much harder than this. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:50 am
    • Kelly doesn't do much in 22-minute start
      Ryan Kelly started at small forward in Friday's loss to the Spurs, scoring seven points on 2-of-4 shooting with three rebounds and one block in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Kelly hasn't done anything of much value this season, but he has flashed potential in the past and as the Lakers turn the page on this season he'll be worth watching. If you're in a 14-16 team league and want to take a flier it's not the craziest thing we've heard of. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:41 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
    • Joey Dorsey headed for more minutes?
      Joey Dorsey played 20 minutes against the Suns on Friday with four points, six boards, two steals and one block.

      Advice: If Dwight Howard is going to miss time, Dorsey should get some run. He's obviously not going to play much more than 24 minutes, so he can be left on the wire in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:40 pm
    • Andre Iguodala to be rested vs. the Kings
      Andre Iguodala will not play against the Kings on Friday.

      Advice: He'll rest tonight and the Warriors are not even on a back-to-back set. Iguodala rested on Jan. 16 and Harrison Barnes played 40 minutes. Expect to see a little more Leandro Barbosa, Justin Holiday and Shaun Livingston. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:37 pm
    • James Young will be active on Friday
      James Young will be active for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, but there are no guarantees he will play.

      Advice: Young has a lot of talent, so he'll be a name to watch over the coming years, but he's unlikely to emerge a reliable contributor during his rookie season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:57 pm
    • Tarik Black out against the Spurs
      Tarik Black (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: Coach Byron Scott said that Robert Sacre is starting because Black is out. Neither guy will have much value while Jordan Hill is active. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:48 pm
    • Ryan Kelly starting for the Lakers
      Ryan Kelly will start against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: It'll be his third start of the season. In his previous two, he averaged 7.5 points, 7.5 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.5 treys. Kelly could be worth a look in deeper leagues for owners needing treys. Of course, he's had a lot of trouble staying healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:17 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
    • Iman Shumpert (shoulder) will play Friday
      Iman Shumpert (shoulder) will play Friday vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: He is expected to come off the bench behind J.R. Smith, but there have also been reports that Shumpert will be the Cavs starting shooting guard, so it seems like just a matter of time until he does end up in the starting lineup. However, he'll be a fourth-option on offense behind Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and LeBron James, and he'll also be competing for minutes with Smtih, and Mike Miller, so he's looking like more a deep league asset at the moment. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:47 pm
    • Kyle Singler iffy for Saturday w/ broken nose
      Kyle Singler (nasal fracture) is questionable for Saturday's game in Milwaukee

      Advice: Singler was injured on Wednesday, when he scored 14 points in 22 minutes vs. the Magic. He continues to hold down a starting job but hasn't done much to help fantasy owners, averaging 7.4 points on 42.0 percent shooting, so there's no incentive to gamble on him while his status is in doubt. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:14 am
    • Iman Shumpert (shoulder) probable for Friday
      Iman Shumpert (shoulder) is expected to make his Cavaliers debut on Friday, coming off the bench behind starting SG J.R. Smith.

      Advice: Shumpert has been out since Dec. 12 and he's unlikely to play heavy minutes in his first few games for coach David Blatt, though he should eventually overtake Smith for the starting job. He's worth a look from deep-league owners seeking 3-pointers and steals, but everyone else should wait to see how his role develops before making a move. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:33 am
    • Tarik Black (ankle) now doubtful for Friday
      Tarik Black (ankle) is now listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Coach Byron Scott gave him a 50/50 shot to play earlier in the day, but now it appears that Black will likely sit this one out. We will update his status if something changes, but for now expect Carlos Boozer, Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre to see a slight uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:01 pm
    • Ronnie Price (elbow) probable for Friday
      Ronnie Price is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Spurs.

      Advice: He returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday in disappointing fashion with just two points and two assists, so owners should look elsewhere for production for now. Jeremy Lin would benefit the most if Price ended up sitting this one out. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:50 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic is now dealing with a sore back
      Jusuf Nurkic is now dealing with a sore back, and while he did miss practice on Thursday, he will play against Boston on Friday.

      Advice: The Nuggets probably just opted to give the rookie some extra rest, and the good news is that Nurkic isn't likely to miss any action. We will continue to follow this story closely, but owners can go ahead and pencil him into all lineups barring a setback. JaVale McGee (leg) is also closing in on a return, but given how injury-prone he is there is no need for Nurkic's owners to be concerned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:45 pm
    • Tarik Black (ankle) able to practice on Thurs
      Tarik Black (ankle) was able to practice on Thursday, but he is still listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Coach Byron Scott said that Black wouldn't be able to play on his ankle right now, and gave him just a 50/50 shot to play against the Spurs. Owners in deeper leagues who are holding onto Black should probably go ahead and bench him, as he likely won't see many minutes considering his current status. Carlos Boozer, Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre would pick up a few extra minutes if Black sits this one out. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:30 am
    • James Young (illness) still iffy for Thursday
      James Young's (illness) status for Thursday's game against Portland is still up in the air according to coach Brad Stevens.

      Advice: Young had a nasty flu earlier in the week which held him out of two games in a row, but it appears that he is nearing a return. However, Young's role has been minimal at best, and he likely won't see enough minutes upon his return to matter in most leagues. Owners in deep leagues can simply monitor him from the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:10 am
    • Ronnie Price awful in start for Lakers
      Ronnie Price returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday despite a broken nose, but missed both his shots to finish with just two points and two assists in 27 minutes.

      Advice: Jeremy Lin went back to the bench and had seven points, three assists, four steals, a block and two 3-pointers, but takes a hit with Price back in the lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:26 pm
    • Tarik Black (ankle) aims to practice Thursday
      Tarik Black (ankle) intends to practice in San Antonio on Thursday, leaving him questionable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: This is very encouraging since Black needed crutches to leave the arena on Wednesday, and it appears he's healing faster than anticipated. Cautious owners should still plan to be without him on Friday, in which case guys like Carlos Boozer and Ryan Sacre should each earn a few extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:09 pm
    • Ronnie Price (elbow) returns as starter Wed
      Ronnie Price (elbow) will start Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans, sending Jeremy Lin back to the bench.

      Advice: Price's elbow still isn't 100 percent but he'll tough it out as L.A. tries to snap their five-game losing skid. He's averaging 5.0 points on combined 6-of-23 shooting in his past four games, and is best avoided in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:34 pm
    • Ronnie Price's (elbow) status still unknown
      Ronnie Price's (elbow) status for Wednesday's game is still up in the air, but coach Byron Scott said he would make a decision closer to tip-off.

      Advice: Coach Scott also added that Price would start if he is cleared to play, meaning Jeremy Lin would head back to the bench. Owners will want to check back before tip-off before making any lineup decisions involving these two players. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:29 am
    • Jusuf Nurkic nears double-double on Tuesday
      Nuggets C Jusuf Nurkic finished Tuesday's home loss with 10 points on 5-of-9 FGs, nine rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: Foul trouble has been crippling Nurkic's playing time and fantasy value, so it was nice to see him stay on the court vs. a savvy and experienced Spurs squad. He didn't block any shots tonight but he also didn't take any FTs, which is good for the 69.0 percent FT shooter. Denver was recently linked to Brook Lopez in trade talks, reportedly viewing Lopez as an ideal mentor for Nurkic, but fantasy owners shouldn't react since it's firmly in the 'rumor' stage. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:56 pm
    • MRI confirms calf strain for Shelvin Mack
      An MRI confirmed a left calf strain for Shelvin Mack, and he remains out for Wednesday's game vs. Indiana.

      Advice: Mack is the third-string point guard in Atlanta, so his absence doesn't mean much with regards to fantasy. Dennis Schroder will pick up most of his reserve minutes, but as long as Jeff Teague is healthy, both Mack and Schroder belong on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:19 pm
       
      Injured
    • Iman Shumpert (shoulder) out on Wednesday
      Iman Shumpert (shoulder) said he will not play on Wednesday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Shumpert is targeting a return for Friday's game against the Hornets, and he'll reportedly immediately slide into the starting lineup at the two-spot. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but it should be noted that while Shumpert is set to be a starter, he's going to have to fight for minutes with the likes of J.R. Smith, Mike Miller, and Shawn Marion. He's a wait-and-see guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:42 am
    • Tarik Black (ankle) will not play Wednesday
      Tarik Black (right ankle sprain) will not play Wednesday vs. the Pelicans, and he is looking doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Black was seen leaving the arena on crutches after Monday's game, so this is no mild ankle sprain. With Black out, look for Robert Sacre, Carlos Boozer (triceps contusion), and Ryan Kelly to pick up some additional minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:07 am
    • Ronnie Price's status for Wednesday unclear
      Ronnie Price (elbow) was a partial participant during Tuesday's practice, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against New Orleans.

      Advice: Price has missed the Lakers' last two games with persistent elbow pain and his status for Wednesday is unclear, according to Mark Medina of the LA Daily News. Jeremy Lin posted a double-double starting in place of Price on Monday and would be a solid play on Wednesday if Price sits again. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:41 am
    • X-rays negative on Tarik Black's ankle
      X-rays came back negative on Tarik Black's sprained right ankle, but Black left the arena on crutches after Monday's loss to the Suns.

      Advice: Black sprained his ankle after coming down on a teammates' foot and played coy when asked about his availablity for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans. "I can’t comment on that one," said Black. "I don’t know. But miracles can happen. I rolled it pretty good, though." We'll update Black's status as more information becomes available, but Robert Sacre could see some time while Ed Davis, Carlos Boozer, and Ryan Kelly would all see a minutes boost if Black is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:33 am
    • Tarik Black leaves game with ankle injury
      Tarik Black left Monday's game due to a sprained right ankle in the fourth quarter and did not return.

      Advice: X-rays taken were negative and he finished with 21 minutes, six points, three boards, one steal and one block, as he was making some noise in deep leagues. If he misses time then Robert Sacre may be forced onto the court, and more minutes will go to Ed Davis, Carlos Boozer and Ryan Kelly. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:21 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic fouls out in brutal game vs. GSW
      Jusuf Nurkic's struggles continued against the Warriors on Monday with two points, eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block before fouling out in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He's been really bad over his last four. In that span, Nurkic averaged 3.8 points, 8.0 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.8 blocks, 4.0 fouls and 0.5 turnovers on 21.4 percent from the field in 20.0 minutes per game. Besides the ridiculous foul rate, the shooting is especially poor considering 86 percent of his shot attempts came from within eight feet. The upside is just too high not to stick with him. If you missed out on grabbing him, we still like the idea of sending a buy-low offer. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:16 pm
    • Kyle Singler cools off in Monday's road loss
      Kyle Singler cooled off vs. the Hawks on Monday, making 2-of-7 shots with one 3-pointer to finish with five points, four boards and one assist.

      Advice: He added a steal without any turnovers in 22 minutes, but this was a predictable letdown after watching him score 20 points vs. the Sixers' defense on Saturday. Although he continues to hold down a starting job in Detroit, Singler only provides a trickle of scoring and 3-pointers for deep-league owners. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:27 pm
    • Iman Shumpert (shoulder) coud return Friday
      Iman Shumpert (shoulder) could return as soon as Friday against the Hornets.

      Advice: The Cavaliers are reportedly going to start him at shooting guard upon his return, meaning he is going to have to fend off the liked of J.R. Smith, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion for playing time. However, until Shumpert earns a significant role in Cleveland, owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:58 pm
    • Ronnie Price out again, Jeremy Lin starting
      Ronnie Price (elbow) will not play against the Suns on Monday and Jeremy Lin will start.

      Advice: This elbow injury is a little mysterious after he was probable to play on Friday, but the Lakers held him out. Lin was awful against the Jazz on Friday and he'll get a chance to redeem himself in a worse matchup. Expect to see more of Jordan Clarkson tonight, as well. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:35 am
    • James Young inactive for Monday
      James Young (illness) will not play on Monday against the Clippers.

      Advice: He missed practice on Sunday and the Celtics will just hold him out. Young will not get big minutes with the roster the way it currently is and he really has a ton of work to do on offense, so he's on a stash in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:20 am
    • Iman Shumpert expected to be Cavs starting SG
      Updating a previous item, Iman Shumpert (shoulder) is expected to start at shooting guard for the Cavs when healthy.

      Advice: So much for being brought along slowly. The Cavs are targeting Shumpert's debut to come at the end of their current four-game homestand, but there's a possibility it could extend beyond that window. Regardless, the major takeaway here is that he'll be expected to start, but he's going to compete for minutes with J.R. Smith, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:50 am
    • Iman Shumpert spotted doing on-court work
      Iman Shumpert (shoulder) was spotted doing work with the Cavs second unit on Monday.

      Advice: Shumpert remains sidelined with his shoulder injury, but he's clearly progressing toward a return. When he's back, it's unclear what his role in the rotation will be, but it's likely that he'll be eased in after missing so much time. A wait-and-see approach is recommended here. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:23 am
    • James Young (illness) misses practice Sunday
      James Young (illness) was unable to practice on Sunday.

      Advice: Young did not play during the Celtics' last game, so we'll consider him questionable for Monday's game vs. the Clippers. However, he isn't a large enough part of Boston's rotation for his absence to have any meaningful consequences with regards to fantasy. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 12:30 pm
    • Shelvin Mack (calf) could be out for weeks
      Shelvin Mack (calf) will not play on Monday vs. the Pistons, and he's expected to miss at least one week with the injury.

      Advice: Mack's absence will likely translate to slightly more minutes for Dennis Schroder, but with Jeff Teague healthy, that doesn't mean much. Both Mack and Schroder belong on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Coach Mike Budenholzer said the team is "gathering some of the information...but he will be out a minimum of a week. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 11:40 am
       
      Injured
    • Jusuf Nurkic struggles with foul trouble Sat
      Jusuf Nurkic struggled with foul trouble against the Wolves on Saturday, finishing with four points, nine boards and two assists in just 15 minutes.

      Advice: He did shoot just 1-of-7 from the field, but the biggest concern with him is that he can't seem to keep his fouls down. However, Nurkic is still very young and he is going to experience some growing pains in the NBA, so owners should continue to remain patient with him. Given his insane upside, he should be owned in all leagues for the rest of the way. Expect him to bounce back against the Warriors on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 9:25 pm
    • Kyle Singler scores 20 points vs. Philly
      Kyle Singler scored 20 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and six 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.

      Advice: He was hot early with three 3-pointers in the first quarter. Singler scored just 17 points combined in his previous three games, so there's little reason to be excited about this one. He's only an option in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 7:26 pm
    • Shelvin Mack strains calf, will not return
      Shelvin Mack strained his calf against the Bulls on Saturday, and he will not be able to return.

      Advice: Dennis Schroder hasn't entered the game for undisclosed reasons, meaning Jeff Teague will have to play all the minutes he can handle on Saturday. We will pass along further updates as needed, and Mack should be considered day-to-day for the time being. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 5:53 pm
       
      Injured
    • Shelvin Mack limps to locker room on Saturday
      Shelvin Mack was seen limping to the locker room during Saturday's game against the Bulls and his return is uncertain.

      Advice: He actually entered the game ahead of Dennis Schroder in the rotation so we will definitely pass along updates as soon as we can. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 5:46 pm
       
      Injured
    • Ronnie Price now doubtful for Monday
      Ronnie Price (elbow) is now doubtful to play on Monday in Phoenix.

      Advice: This is interesting because he was probable to play on Friday and all of the sudden it sounds like he's going to miss multiple games. Jeremy Lin was awful on Friday in a start with six points in 30 minutes while Jordan Clarkson played backup point guard for 18 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 12:31 pm
    • Nurkic gets benched on Friday vs. Dallas
      Jusuf Nurkic played just 17 minutes on Friday against the Mavs, scoring two points on 1-of-7 shooting with six rebounds and one steal.

      Advice: Nurkic wasn't in foul trouble and just didn't have it going tonight. He's young and this type of thing shouldn't be surprising, and he'll likely be back with a bigger line the next time out. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:40 pm
    • Singler still quiet in Monday's win
      Kyle Singler managed just two points on 1-of-4 shooting with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes on Monday.

      Advice: Singler started to make some noise about a week ago but never really followed up on it. Owners can watch this action from the wire in most standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 7:05 pm
    • Ronnie Price (elbow) out Friday vs. Utah
      Ronnie Price will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Jazz after aggravating his elbow injury on Thursday.

      Advice: Expect Jeremy Lin to draw the start tonight, and he'll have plenty of opportunity with Kobe Bryant (rest) also out of the lineup. The Lakers don't play again until Monday, so we'll consider Price questionable for that. Lin looks like a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 3:32 pm
    • James Young (illness) out Friday vs. Chicago
      James Young (illness) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Young isn't a major part of the Celtics' rotation, so there are not much fantasy implications with this news. Jae Crowder may see some more floor time, but that's about it. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 2:46 pm
    • Carlisle hints at more PT for Dwight Powell
      Mavs' head coach Rick Carlisle hinted that he will try to find more playing time for Dwight Powell during a recent interview.

      Advice: "We're going to look at some possibilities maybe to play him a little bit more. I think he's earned that," said Carlisle. Powell received 28.8 minutes during his last outing with Tyson Chandler and Dirk Nowitzki being rested, and he put up 11 points, five rebounds, and a block. However, with the Mavs frontcourt healthy, it will be difficult for Powell to produce in a meaningful way for standard league consideration. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 11:27 am
    • Andre Iguodala (rest) out Friday vs. OKC
      Andre Iguodala (rest) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Thunder.

      Advice: Head coach Steve Kerr said that Shaun Livingston will play heavy minutes tonight with Iguodala out of the lineup, so he could make for a decent low-budget plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Harrison Barnes will also have the opportunity for extended minutes, although he'll draw a difficult matchup vs. Kevin Durant of the Thunder, so he makes for a risky play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 9:16 am
    • Ronnie Price plays 27 minutes
      Ronnie Price played 27 minutes on Thursday against the Cavs with five points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal on 1-of-5 from the field.

      Advice: It wasn't a great game and maybe his sore elbow had something to do with it. Price had an MRI on Wednesday to make sure there is nothing structurally wrong, so he won't miss time. He's only worth owning in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 15, 10:20 pm
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