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  • Jordan Clarkson scores four points in loss
    Jordan Clarkson scored just four points on 2-of-11 shooting in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: It was easily the worst game of his season which is a shame because he averaged 18.0 points per game in his previous five outings. The Lakers aren't going anywhere this season and may shift gears and start looking towards the future (their draft pick is top-3 protected next summer), so Clarkson's value should rise as the season progresses. He deserves a pass for tonight's performance. Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Ed Davis double-doubles off bench
    Ed Davis hit 5-of-8 shots in 35 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, finishing with 12 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

    Advice: He struggled on Sunday, but was back at it tonight. He's double-doubled in two of his last three games and is someone you should trust for as long as Meyers Leonard is out with his shoulder injury. Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Andrew Bogut tweaks his back, stays in game
    Andrew Bogut tweaked his back in Tuesday's win over the Lakers, but he stayed in the game and finished with eight points, seven boards, two assists and two blocks in 21 minutes.

    Advice: To be clear, the injury looked minor and the Warriors simply put a wrap around his back, so we'll leave him off the injury report for now. With three days off until Friday's game vs. Phoenix, Bogut should be fine. His minutes will be held in check going forward because the Warriors want to keep him fresh for the postseason, so he is a low-end option at best. Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Damian Lillard has off night vs. Bulls
    Damian Lillard hit just 4-of-22 shots and missed all six of his 3-point attempts, but still filled the stat sheet with 19 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: Great players have a way of coming through for fantasy owners even when things aren't going well, and that was certainly the case for Lillard tonight. Look for him to get some redemption on Saturday against the Lakers. Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Mason Plumlee goes for 11 & 17 in loss
    Mason Plumlee hit 5-of-13 shots for 11 points, 17 rebounds and two blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: He played 35 minutes and has been playing very well for the Blazers, posting three straight double-doubles and averaging 15.3 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in his last three games. And in the game prior to that streak, he scored nine points with four rebounds, four assists and six blocks. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Klay Thompson shoots 3-of-12 from the field
    Klay Thompson struggled against the Lakers on Tuesday, finishing with 11 points on 3-of-12 shooting from the field.

    Advice: He also added three boards, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers, but it was a little disappointing to see him take a step back after he recently strung together a few good games. Thompson's buy-low window probably opened up a little more after tonight's dud, so feel free to test the patience of his owners in your league. Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu struggles in loss to Bulls
    Al-Farouq Aminu hit just 1-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, six rebounds and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: AFA had scored in double figures in four straight games and double-doubled in two of them, but couldn't put it in the basket tonight. He should bounce back on Saturday against the lowly Lakers. Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Draymond Green scores 18 with seven boards
    Draymond Green scored 18 points with seven boards, five assists, two blocks, one steal and two 3-pointers in Tuesday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: To nobody's surprise, Green turned in yet another 9-cat gem and he is a huge reason why the Warriors are 16-0. Green's playmaking ability has come a long way this season and he was averaging 6.7 dimes per game prior to tonight's contest. Green has been a top-20 player in standard leagues and owners have no reason to sell high. He's just that good. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Noah Vonleh quiet in another start
    Noah Vonleh started again on Tuesday, but hit just 3-of-7 shots for seven points, three rebounds and a block in 12 minutes.

    Advice: Ed Davis played 35 minutes off the bench and is the starter for all intents and purposes, and finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. With Meyers Leonard out, Davis is the guy you want to own here. Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Derrick Rose returns from ankle injury
    Derrick Rose returned from a two-game absence to hit 7-of-20 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, four rebounds and six assists in Tuesday's win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Rose missed a couple games with a sprained ankle, and while he didn't set the world on fire tonight, he played fairly well. Hopefully he can stay healthy and get hot between now and Christmas. Pau Gasol added 12 points, 14 rebounds and a block in the win, but hit just 5-of-15 shots. Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Warriors set NBA record, improve to 16-0
    The Warriors set an NBA record on Tuesday with a dominant win over the Lakers to become the first team to start the season 16-0 with Stephen Curry leading the way with 24 points.

    Advice: Unreal. The Warriors look unstoppable at the moment and they are showing no signs of slowing down. Curry has been the clear frontrunner to win the MVP Award once again and he's been the best player in real life and in fantasy this season. The Warriors will look to improve their streak on Friday in Phoenix. Curry added nine assists, four boards, two steals and four 3-pointers in the win. Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Will Barton held to one point in loss Tuesday
    Will Barton scored just one point with three rebounds in Tuesday's loss to the Clippers on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Nuggets don't have a lot of size right now due to some injuries and Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan were having their way in the paint, so Denver was forced to play big for most of the game which limited Barton to 20 minutes. There's no reason for his owners to panic considering he averaged 15.6 points, 1.4 3-pointers, 6.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks in his previous five games, so expect him to bounce back vs. the Spurs on Friday. Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Gallinari drops 20 points with 18 boards
    Danilo Gallinari shot just 2-of-10 from the field in Tuesday's loss to the Clippers, but he was able to get to the free throw line at will and finished with 20 points and 18 boards.

    Advice: He has been in a slump lately and is shooting just 35.3 percent from the field over his last five games, but he was still aggressive tonight and hit 16-of-17 free throws. The Nuggets are in desperate need of offense and Gallinari is their best weapon by far, so he should be able to get it going from the field soon. Regardless, his owners will be pretty pumped with his numbers tonight. Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Nikola Jokic scores 16 points in loss
    Nikola Jokic scored 16 points with six boards, two assists and one turnover in Tuesday's loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: Going up against an imposing frontcourt including Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan is never easy, but Jokic held his own and turned in a decent fantasy line. Jokic has played well in three out of his last four games and Nuggets head coach Michael Malone appears to be eager to develop him, and it's obvious that he has some upside. The return of Jusuf Nurkic (knee) in December could complicate things, but there's a lot to like about Jokic moving forward. Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan scores season-high 18 points
    DeAndre Jordan scored a season-high 18 points in Tuesday's win over the Nuggets with 11 boards, three assists, four blocks and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The Nuggets sent him to the foul line 25 times tonight and Jordan was able to connect on 12 of them. He's going to have more nights like this in which he obliterates your free throw percentage, but the guy is an animal when it comes to boards, blocks and FG percentage. Jordan now gets to look forward to a matchup with Rudy Gobert and the Jazz on Wednesday. Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Derrick Rose (ankle) will start on Tuesday
    Derrick Rose (left ankle sprain) will start Tuesday vs. Portland, sending Kirk Hinrich back to the bench.

    Advice: Rose said that there will be no restriction on his minutes tonight, so owners can go ahead and roll him out there. Kirk Hinrich won't be worth using in any format with Rose active, and Jimmy Butler's value and usage rate will take a slight hit. Yesterday, 11:06 am
  • Derrick Rose (ankle) puts in full practice
    Derrick Rose (ankle) practiced in full on Monday and is expected to play on Tuesday against the Blazers.

    Advice: He'll be returning after missing two games on the road trip. Rose is likely very close to 100 percent and he isn't expected to have a a minutes cap. Kirk Hinrich would move back to the bench and E'Twaun Moore would play less. The Bulls only have two games, so he should still be benched in weekly leagues. Monday, 11:44 am
  • Derrick Rose on track to return on Tuesday
    Derrick Rose (left ankle sprain) is on track to return on Tuesday vs. Portland.

    Advice: Rose made it through Sunday's practice in full, and unless he has a setback in advance of Tuesday's game, the expectation is that he'll be back on the floor. Sidelined since the November 16 win over the Pacers, a Tuesday return would mean Rose will have missed just two games. Monday, 6:02 am
  • Damian Lillard posts 30 points w/ 13 assists
    Damian Lillard dropped 30 points and a career-high 13 assists in Sunday's win over the Lakers, while chipping in three 3-pointers, six rebounds, two steals and one block.

    Advice: He shot 12-of-25 from the field and only turned the ball over twice in 37 minutes, getting anywhere he wanted to vs. the Lakers' perimeter defenders. The Blazers have now won a franchise-best five straight road games in L.A., and they held on tonight thanks to a combined 49 points from Lillard and C.J. McCollum. Sunday, 9:18 pm
  • Mason Plumlee double-doubles w/ four assists
    Mason Plumlee notched his third double-double of the season on Sunday with 17 points (6-of-9 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: The Blazers have followed up their seven-game losing streak with consecutive wins, improving their record to 6-9, and Plumlee has been a big reason for the recent success. He finished Sunday's game without any turnover in 30 minutes and the solid FT shooting is very encouraging -- though a dreadful shooter for his career, he's at 80.0 percent over the past five games. Sunday, 9:17 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson takes over as backup PG
    Jordan Clarkson took over as the Lakers' backup PG on Sunday and finished with 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting, three 3-pointers, four rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: Byron Scott wasn't thrilled with Lou Williams' performance as a reserve PG, so he tweaked his lineup to give Clarkson the ball when D'Angelo Russell sat. Clarkson played 35 minutes, just under his season high, and the added responsibilities should be a boon for his already-solid fantasy value. Sunday, 9:13 pm
  • Nikola Jokic double-doubles vs. Warriors
    Nikola Jokic started again on Sunday and posted 11 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 27 minutes vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He's still learning the game, particularly on defense, but he played with impressive energy and should be able to hold off J.J. Hickson for the starting center job. He's worth a flier while earning 25-30 minutes per game. Sunday, 7:50 pm
  • Will Barton keeps rolling in loss to Warriors
    Will Barton kept up his strong play vs. Golden State on Sunday, scoring 19 points (7-of-10 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs) with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He turned the ball over four times but it was still an impressive game vs. the Warriors' defense, and Barton scored all but six of the Nuggets' bench points. He's a must-own player until further notice -- in his past five games he's averaging 15.6 points with excellent percentages, 1.4 triples, 6.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and only 1.2 turnovers. Sunday, 7:49 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari shoots 4-of-16 on Sunday
    Danilo Gallinari shot 4-of-16 from the field in Sunday's loss vs. the Warriors, but he went 10-of-11 at the line to finish with 19 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: Gallo is slumping, averaging only 14.3 points on 10-of-39 shooting in Denver's past three games. He's too talented to struggle much longer, however, and this is a prime opportunity to pry him away from his owners below cost. He should fare better vs. the struggling Clippers on Tuesday. Sunday, 7:49 pm
  • Klay Thompson, GSWs torch Nuggets from deep
    Klay Thompson knocked down four 3-pointers on Sunday, en route to 21 points, three rebounds, seven assists and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Mike Malone said prior to the game that the Nuggets' "inability to guard the 3-point line is a joke," and Golden State exploited the weakness by shooting 51.7 percent beyond the arc. Thompson's back is healthy and he's starting to heat up, a welcome turn of events after a sluggish start to the season. Sunday, 7:48 pm
  • Andrew Bogut solid but plays only 18 minutes
    Andrew Bogut played well in 18 minutes on Sunday, posting eight points, six boards, two assists, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: Bogut has been a per-minute stud through 15 games, returning top-100 value in only 20.2 minutes per game. His upside is limited due to the playing time issues, but at least it reduces the likelihood of an injury. Sunday, 7:47 pm
  • Golden State ties NBA record w/ 15-0 start
    Stephen Curry and the Warriors improved to 15-0 with a win in Denver on Sunday, thus tying the NBA record for consecutive wins to begin a season.

    Advice: Golden State tied the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and the 1993-94 Houston Rockets, and they can set a new record if they win at home vs. the Lakers on Tuesday. Their depth and team-first attitude is evident on a nightly basis, and it helps that they have the reigning MVP on their side -- Curry posted 19 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds, seven assists and three steals tonight, and could blow up in Tuesday's potentially historic game. Sunday, 7:46 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan posts 13-15-5 line in loss
    DeAndre Jordan was his typical self on Sunday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting (1-of-4 from the line) to go with 15 boards, five swats, one assist, one steal and one turnover through 39 minutes.

    Advice: This is pretty much par for the course for Jordan, who is a first-round stud when ignoring the free throw category. DeAndre had been in a mini-slump regarding his shot blocking over the previous five games, but he made up for that today with his five swats. Look for him to produce a similar stat line with a favorable matchup against the Nuggets on Tuesday. Sunday, 4:20 pm
  • Rose (ankle) goes through full practice Sun
    Derrick Rose (ankle) was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and head coach Fred Hoiberg said that Rose will be re-evaluated on Monday.

    Advice: Rose is making good progress with his sprained left ankle, and he said that he's shooting to play in Tuesday's game against Portland, which is a realistic timeline given his full participation in Sunday's practice. His return would send Kirk Hinrich back to the bench, and he'd cut into the production of Jimmy Butler. Check back for another update on Rose on Monday. Sunday, 1:00 pm
  • Stephen Curry doesn't have best game in win
    The Warriors didn't need Stephen Curry's best effort during a 106-94 win over the Bulls on Friday with Curry making just 9-of-20 from the field for 27 points with five rebounds, four assists, four steals, three 3-pointers and six turnovers.

    Advice: For anyone else, this is pretty nice. For Stephen Curry, it's one of his worst games of the season. As they have all season, the Warriors small-ball lineup of Curry, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green dominated and managed to improve their offensive rating to 157.0 in 54 minutes on the season. Curry does have a whopping 20 turnovers in his last three games, but who cares? Additionally, he's only on pace for 416 treys this year now. The Warriors will look to try and go 15-0 against the Nuggets on Sunday. Saturday, 2:10 am
  • Draymond Green gets some treatment
    Draymond Green scored nine points with nine rebounds, five assists and three turnovers in 35 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: He was outstanding on defense, but this was a quiet stat line. Draymond did need to get treatment for an undisclosed reason, so his fantasy owners will want to make sure he's in the lineup for Sunday. Green is a top-20 player on the season. Saturday, 1:51 am
  • Jordan Clarkson keeps it going
    Jordan Clarkson scored 13 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: He has turned it around with four straight games of an effective field goal percentage of 50.0 or higher. Clarkson also has 2.0 treys per game in that span and has done a nice job of expanding his game. He's a solid player to own in standard leagues. Saturday, 1:04 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 points
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points during a 102-91 win over the Clippers on Friday, adding four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: It was Lillard Time. He killed the Clippers late with 11 points in the fourth quarter. Lillard hit a pullup trey to give the Blazers a boost and he pointed to his wrist and looked at the Clippers to let them know what time it was. He's putting up second-round value on the season despite a prolonged shooting slump. You can check out a video of Dame's celebration in the link below. Saturday, 12:53 am
  • Mason Plumlee scores 18 points
    Mason Plumlee scored 18 points against the Clippers on Friday with 10 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He took it to DeAndre Jordan tonight and protected the paint nicely on defense. Plumlee had his first double-digit scoring game since Nov. 9, so his fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting that to happen too often. He has 10th-round value on the season so far. Saturday, 12:49 am
  • Like a Boss: Ed Davis drops 17 and 15
    Ed Davis scored 17 points with 15 rebounds and one block in 31 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Terry Stotts went with his big lineup against Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, which is very unusual for the Blazers so far this season. Almost all of Davis' minutes are at backup center, so there's little reason to add him even after this huge game. Saturday, 12:45 am
  • Will Barton bounces back on Friday
    Will Barton bounced back on Friday against the Suns with 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He was red hot in the first half with all 14 points coming before the break, but he fizzled out in the second half. Barton wasn't really responsible for the Suns knocking down 3-pointers all over the place, so he's probably still set for minutes in the mid 20s. He should be owned in all leagues. Friday, 11:36 pm
  • Nikola Jokic exposed on defense in start
    Nikola Jokic made his first NBA start of his career on Friday against the Suns, scoring six points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He looked totally lost at times on defense as the Nuggets just could not communicate on pick-and-roll to defend shooters. Jokic was completely overmatched and the Suns basically had a target on his back in the fourth quarter -- he had a minus-99 net rating in 3.3 minutes. Hopefully the Nuggets can coach him up and keep him in the starting lineup. The Nuggets get the Warriors on Sunday, so that's not good for Jokic. If you picked him up, you should probably cut him some slack until Sunday. Friday, 11:24 pm
  • The Rooster scores 15 points, plays bad D
    Danilo Gallinari scored 15 points with 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: There was a really bad play by Gallo to leave a 3-point shooter, so there's a decent chance coach Mike Malone isn't happy with Gallinari's effort. The Rooster hasn't had his effort called into question before, so hopefully he gets Malone's message loud and clear. His owners shouldn't worry yet. Friday, 11:16 pm
  • Nikola Jokic will start on Friday night
    Nikola Jokic will start against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: Well, go get him. Jokic could let you down, but he's coming in red hot and has a ton of upside. He should play minutes and should be picked up by anyone needing a big man. Yes, you can never have too many big men, so that means add him. Friday, 5:33 pm
  • Nikola Jokic to get extra run on Friday?
    Coach Mike Malone said he's going to let "[Nikola] Jokic run a lot because he feels he can handle the work load."

    Advice: Jokic was the story of the night on Wednesday with his eight-cat line of 23 points and 12 boards. He's probably going to come off the bench tonight against the Suns, but he might be getting minutes in the mid 20s. If you were thinking about picking him up before, you might want to do it now in case he goes off an someone else grabs him. Friday, 4:21 pm
  • Derrick Rose will not play on Friday night
    Derrick Rose (ankle) will not play against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: He is improving, but the Bulls won't put him out there against Stephen Curry. Rose almost never plays at less than 100 percent these days, so he could miss the final game on the three-game road trip on Tuesday in Portland -- the same court in which he tore his meniscus. Aaron Brooks is also likely out, so we should see a lot of E'Twaun Moore in the second unit. Kirk Hinrich will start and has very little value. Friday, 11:33 am
  • Malone praises rookie Nikola Jokic
    Nuggets head coach Michael Malone praised Nikola Jokic after his performance against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: "His feel for the game, his skill level, he's got great hands, he's so good at getting deflections and steals," Malone said. "We're so excited about his progress and his potential because we think in Emmanuel [Mudiay] and Nikola we have two great young players." Jokic scored 23 points with 12 rebounds, two steals, three blocks and one 3-pointer in that contest, but it should be noted that Joffrey Lauvergne (back) and Jusuf Nurkic are still sidelined. Jokic clearly has a lot of upside, so feel free to give him a look if you need a big. Friday, 7:52 am
  • Full Curry: Steph scores 40, GSW now 13-0
    Stephen Curry went crazy yet again during a thrilling 124-117 win over the Clippers on Thursday, scoring 40 points with 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

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

    Advice: He actually played some great defense on Blake Griffin in the post tonight, so that's all the evidence you need to know how healthy his back is -- assuming he is healthy following this game. Thompson was uber aggressive today and his 12 attempts from the line tonight almost doubled his 14 attempts from his previous 11 games. If you bought low in the past week, you're looking pretty smart with Klay trending up. Thursday, 11:31 pm
  • Draymond Green continues to be a monster
    Draymond Green made 7-of-9 from the field for 19 points with six rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He's one of a kind and his defense was huge tonight. Green picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter, but the team kept him out there and he didn't get another foul. Green is averaging 12.5 points, 7.8 boards and 7.1 assists, which puts him on pace to be the first PF or C since Wilt Chamberlain to average a 12-7-7 line. He's awesome and has first-round value on the season. Thursday, 11:24 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan scores nine with 10 boards
    DeAndre Jordan scored nine points with 10 boards, one assist and one steal in 39 minutes against the Warriors in Thursday.

    Advice: He didn't block any shots tonight for the first time all season. After he averaged 3.6 blocks per game in his first seven, Jordan is down to just 0.8 per game in his last four. He's still a nightly double-double threat, but the lack of blocks doesn't put him in the same category as guys like Andre Drummond and Hassan Whiteside. Thursday, 10:44 pm
  • Derrick Rose (ankle) a game-time decision Fri
    Derrick Rose (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: Rose didn't go through any on court work during Thursday's practice, and head coach Fred Hoiberg said that while Rose will definitely try to play on Friday, he will err on the side of cautious with his point guard. Given Rose's injury history, it would be far from shocking to see him spend another game on the sidelines to make sure that this ankle injury doesn't turn into a lingering issue, and if that's the case, Jimmy Butler would be in for another big game. Stay tuned. Thursday, 12:02 pm
  • Klay Thompson (back) will play on Thursday
    Klay Thompson (back) will play Thursday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Thompson was limited during Wednesday's practice, but he was never really expected to miss Thursday's matchup against the Dubs California rivals. He should get a healthy heaping of minutes tonight with Shaun Livingston (hip) out, so go ahead and get him active. Thursday, 11:45 am
  • Clippers marvel at Steph Curry's skills
    Doc Rivers and several of the Clippers said there is no player in the NBA like Steph Curry.

    Advice: They're not wrong. Said Rivers, ""It’s amazing," Rivers said. "I don’t know if we’ve seen anything like it, really. We’ve seen great shooters in the league, we’ve seen great ball-handlers in the league; we haven’t seen great shooters that are ball-handlers. He’s both." Blake Griffin and Paul Pierce added to Rivers' praise in the link below, and all fantasy owners can do is sit back and enjoy the ride. Thursday, 6:42 am
  • Nikola Jokic erupts w/ 23 & 12 in career game
    Nikola Jokic racked up career highs across the board on Wednesday, scoring 23 points with one 3-pointer, 12 rebounds, two steals and three blocks in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. He made 8-of-13 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs and didn't commit a single turnover -- if he'd handed out a few assists this would be a perfect 9-cat line. Head coach Mike Malone likes him, and there's a chance Jokic could be fantasy-worth even once Joffrey Lauvergne (back) is healthy. This huge night seemingly came out of nowhere, as he'd played one minute in Tuesday's game, but he has enough potential to be speculatively added in most leagues. You can always cut him if it doesn't work out. Wednesday, 9:14 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari held to nine points vs Spurs
    Danilo Gallinari cooled off vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, scoring nine points on 2-of-9 shooting with eight boards, three assists and one block.

    Advice: He was coming off a 32-point game on Tuesday, but the matchups were night and day -- he blew up vs. the Pelicans and struggled vs. the Spurs. The Rooster should get back on track in a favorable matchup vs. the visiting Suns on Friday. Wednesday, 9:12 pm
  • Will Barton held in check vs. San Antonio
    Will Barton played 22 minutes vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, scoring nine points on 4-of-10 shooting with four rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and zero turnovers.

    Advice: It's a mild letdown after his torrid three-game stretch, but San Antonio will have that effect on opponents -- they are allowing the fewest points of any team in the league this season. Barton should be owned in all competitive leagues at this point. Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • Mason Plumlee blocks six shots
    Mason Plumlee blocked six shots against the Rockets on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds, four assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He blocked James Harden three times and had a career high in blocks. Plumlee's minutes have held steady, but his output hasn't changed much with the team losing Meyers Leonard. He's worth a look in standard leagues if you're OK with sub-par foul shooting. Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Noah Vonleh starts, scores four
    Noah Vonleh started on Wednesday with four points, six boards, and one turnover in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He's been shuffled in and out of the starting lineup because coach Terry Stotts likes to play the matchups. Vonleh will be too inconsistent to own in almost any league. Wednesday, 8:22 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu scores 16 with 15 boards
    Al-Farouq Aminu scored 16 points with 15 boards, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's basically the team's top power forward now. Coach Terry Stotts used him at the four for more than half of his playing time, which will continue until Meyers Leonard (shoulder) can get back. He's a must-start player. Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Derrick Rose officially out for Wednesday
    Derrick Rose (ankle) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He said his ankle is really sore, which is a little different from him saying he didn't have swelling earlier today. His fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to play Friday. Kirk Hinrich will start, but Aaron Brooks should have more value. Jimmy Butler could have a big game. Wednesday, 6:02 pm
  • Klay Thompson (back) limited in practice
    Klay Thompson (back) was limited in practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's still fully expected to play against the Clippers on Thursday. Thompson is off to a very slow start this year due to his usage rate dipping from 27.5 last year to 22.7 this year while also struggling with his 3-point shot. He's a buy-low candidate. Wednesday, 12:40 pm
  • Derrick Rose has no swelling, could play Fri
    Derrick Rose (ankle) said he has no swelling in his ankle and could play as soon as Friday.

    Advice: "I would love to play in all three [road games] but really got to pay attention to my body, listen to my body," Rose said. He is "extremely doubtful" to play against the Suns on Wednesday and Kirk Hinrich should be starting. Aaron Brooks will get back int the rotation, but it should be Jimmy Butler handling the offense tonight. Wednesday, 11:57 am
  • Derrick Rose (ankle) a game-time decision Wed
    Derrick Rose (sprained left ankle) was limited during shootaround, and will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Head coach Fred Hoiberg called Rose "extremely doubtful" for tonight's game, so we don't expect him to play. Kirk Hinrich will get the start if Rose can't give it a go, with Jimmy Butler and Nikola Mirotic seeing some increased opportunity on offense. Butler would make for an excellent DFS target with a favorable matchup against the Suns. Wednesday, 11:01 am
  • Will Barton not afraid of taking contact
    Will Barton described his style of play during a recent interview, saying that getting to the rim is his number one priority.

    Advice: "I like contact. I like to get hit. I like to hit people," said Barton. "I’m not waiting for someone to knock me over, I’m going into it. It’s easier that way. It comes from being from Baltimore, growing up playing outside, being tough and learning from my environment. The rim is where I want to get. No doubt." Barton has been en fuego to begin the 2015-16 season with averages of 14.5 points, 5.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.5 three-pointers per game on 48.7 percent shooting from the field and 90.3 percent from the stripe. He's still not owned in enough leagues (64 percent in Yahoo!) given that he's currently putting up third-round (9-cat) and fourth-round (8-cat) value, so go ahead and swoop him up if he's still available. Wednesday, 5:36 am
  • Will Barton returned to action on Tuesday November 17. Wednesday, 12:13 am
  • Rise and Shine: Danilo Gallinari scores 32
    Danilo Gallinari made 12-of-19 from the field for 32 points during a 115-98 win over the Pelicans on Tuesday, adding eight rebounds, eight assists and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's the fourth time in his last six in which he scored at least 25. Gallinari also threw down an alley-oop jam and said he didn't know he had it in him during the post-game interview. Plus, he continues to run the offense more a lot like he did at FIBA. His efficiency is trending up with a 59.7 true shooting percentage to help him rise to a second-round value on the season in standard leagues. If he can stay healthy, he should be an outstanding value. Tuesday, 10:46 pm
  • Andrew Bogut plays 17 minutes in start Tues
    Andrew Bogut moved back into the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors and scored 13 points with six boards, two assists, one steal and one block in just 17 minutes.

    Advice: Bogut's minutes were limited because he had five fouls, but his playing time should settle somewhere in the mid-20s moving forward because the Warriors will want to keep him fresh for the postseason. Bogut has been playing really well, so he's worth owning in most leagues while he is this hot. Tuesday, 10:33 pm
  • Thompson (back) scores 19 points in return
    Klay Thompson (back) returned from a one-game absence on Tuesday vs. the Raptors, scoring 19 points on 8-of-19 shooting with three assists, one board and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Thompson has had a very slow start to the season and was averaging just 15.2 points per game prior to Tuesday's game. He's only been a mid-round asset thus far, but his value will skyrocket once he gets hot from the field. His back injury could explain his slow start, but the buy-low window will close rapidly if he continues to pick it up. Tuesday, 10:28 pm
  • Nikola Jokic gets one minute
    Nikola Jokic played just one minute against the Pelicans on Tuesday with one rebound.

    Advice: He fell victim to the small-ball lineup here. Jokic should get more time tomorrow night against the Spurs, but is obviously only worth a look in deep leagues. Tuesday, 10:26 pm
  • Draymond Green scores nine with nine boards
    Draymond Green played through the flu on Tuesday vs. the Raptors, scoring nine points with nine boards, five assists, one steal, one block and one steal in 35 minutes.

    Advice: All things considered, this was a fantastic line for Green and you could make the argument that he has been the Warriors' second best player this season behind Stephen Curry. He's worth every penny that the Warriors gave him this offseason and he is currently returning first-round value to his owners. Tuesday, 10:22 pm
  • License to Thrill: Will Barton has 17 points
    Will Barton stayed hot during a 115-98 win over the Pelicans on Tuesday, scoring 17 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: This guy is on fire. Barton started the second half and this matchup played right into coach Mike Malone's hands with so much small-ball. In his last three, he's averaged 20.7 points, 8.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.3 treys on 54.8 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the line. He has third-round value on the season and top-five value in that aforementioned three-game span. Tuesday, 10:21 pm
  • Stephen Curry drops 37, GSW improve to 12-0
    The Warriors improved to 12-0 on the season behind a 37-point performance from Stephen Curry on Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: The MVP added nine assists, two boards, two steals and five 3-pointers, but he did have seven turnovers. The Warriors are now just the seventh team in NBA history to start the season 12-0 and they wouldn't be where they are without the unbelievable play of Curry. He's been the best player to own in fantasy this season and it's not even close. Tuesday, 10:16 pm
  • Klay Thompson (back) will play on Tuesday
    Klay Thompson (back) will play on Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Additionally, Thompson won't have any restrictions, but coach Luke Walton will keep a close eye on him in case he struggles. Go ahead and get Thompson in your lineups. As expected, Brandon Rush will return to the bench. Tuesday, 6:08 pm
  • Andrew Bogut will start on Tuesday night
    Andrew Bogut will start on Tuesday against the Raptors.

    Advice: That'll move Festus Ezeli back to the bench. The two players should see similar playing time and it's more about the lineup combinations than anything. They kind of cancel each other out in standard leagues due to how often Bogut is hurt. Tuesday, 6:01 pm
  • Will Barton (shoulder) will play on Tuesday
    Will Barton (shoulder) will play on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Barton was probable heading into this one, so this news is far from surprising. His minutes have been trending upwards as of late, and he logged a season-high 37 minutes in his last one, so go ahead and get him active for a favorable matchup with New Orleans. Tuesday, 4:05 pm
  • Andrew Bogut set to return to starting lineup
    Andrew Bogut will reportedly return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Raptors, sending Festus Ezeli back to the bench.

    Advice: The two big men in Golden State are essentially locked into a timeshare, so the starter designation is a bit trivial. Bogut's minutes will likely be kept in the low-20s, regardless of how he enters the game, but he's worth owning in standard leagues as a shot blocking (1.6) and rebounding (9.0) specialist who can offer above-average contributions to the assist category (2.8) from the center position. Tuesday, 12:34 pm
  • Draymond Green says he'll play on Tuesday
    Draymond Green (illness) said that he will play in Tuesday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Green was a full participant during shootaround, and he's not even being listed on the Dubs injury report. Go ahead and get him active. Tuesday, 12:04 pm
  • Klay Thompson (back) goes through shootaround
    Klay Thompson (back) went through Tuesday morning's shootaround, and he remains probable to play against the Raptors.

    Advice: Thompson said that his back feels good and he's excited to get back on the court for Tuesday's game, and there's absolutely no reason to believe he'll sit this one out. Go ahead and the get the 3-point sniper active. Tuesday, 11:27 am
  • Draymond Green goes through shootaround
    Draymond Green (illness) was present during the Warriors shootaround.

    Advice: The Dubs have not yet updated his status for Tuesday's game against the Raptors, but going through shootaround can certainly be viewed as a positive sign. However, if Green is forced to sit this one out, it would likely be Marreese Speights sliding into the starting five, and he'd be worth a look in DFS. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 11:25 am
  • Andrew Bogut not worried about starting
    Andrew Bogut said he's not worried about whether or not he starts.

    Advice: Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton said Bogut could move to the starting lineup on Tuesday, but the big man said his role is of no concern to him. "Look, we're winning," Bogut said. "We're 11-0. Like I've said from the start, I've been starting my whole career, but I understand I missed (six) games there, and we won all of them." Starting or not, the Warriors are likely to limit Bogut's minutes to the low 20s so he's no more than a flier in standard leagues. Tuesday, 6:47 am
  • Jordan Clarkson snapping out of it
    Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points with two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Suns on Monday.

    Advice: It's really the first time he's had success with efficiency while Kobe Bryant (rest) was out this season. Clarkson has made 50 percent from the field in each of his last three games with multiple treys in each, too. His slump from earlier this month seems to be behind him. Monday, 10:09 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 points in loss
    Damian Lillard made 10-of-21 from the field for 27 points against the Spurs during a 93-80 loss on Monday, adding seven rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

    Advice: The bandage on his thumb has not worked out well for him, making just 2-of-18 from deep in his last three games. On the bright side, Lillard has been very good on his two-pointers this season, making 45.7 percent on his mid-range shots. Hopefully that bandage comes off soon and he doesn't have to deal with numbness in his fingers. Monday, 9:37 pm
  • Aminu bounces back against the Spurs
    Al-Farouq Aminu bounced back on Monday with 17 points, four rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Spurs.

    Advice: He only scored seven points on Sunday and continues to get minutes at both forward spots. Aminu has been surprisingly good from deep with 2.0 treys per game in his last five, adding averages of 12.6 points, 4.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.6 steals in that span. He's a must-start fantasy player in standard leagues. Monday, 9:32 pm
  • Ed Davis doesn't score in 17 minutes
    Ed Davis failed to score in his 17 minutes off the bench on Monday, adding four rebounds and two turnovers.

    Advice: He is still only getting minutes as Mason Plumlee's backup center and hasn't benefited at all from Meyers Leonard (shoulder) going down. Davis can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Monday, 9:26 pm
  • Noah Vonleh moves back to the bench
    Noah Vonleh moved back to the bench on Monday with three points, six boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Spurs.

    Advice: He hit his first 3-pointer of his career and didn't look too bad tonight. Chances are Chris Kaman won't stick in the starting lineup for long, so maybe the Blazers give Vonleh a longer look. Obviously there's no need to add him because he hasn't produced anything noteworthy in the NBA and Meyers Leonard (shoulder) was even doing some shooting today. Vonleh has some upside, though. Monday, 9:23 pm
  • Noah Vonleh will return to the bench
    Noah Vonleh will return to the bench for Monday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Vonleh got the start in place of Meyers Leonard (shoulder) on Sunday vs. the Hornets, but coach Terry Stotts will go with Chris Kaman tonight. Vonleh has upside, but he won't worth a look until he is consistent part of the rotation. Monday, 5:39 pm
  • Draymond Green (illness) misses practice
    Draymond Green (illness) missed practice on Monday due to the flu.

    Advice: He didn't look ill on Saturday, so Green has been sick for less than two days. That means he has a decent chance to miss Tuesday against the Raptors. If he's out, we'll probably see a lot of Harrison Barnes as a stretch four and Andre Iguodala would also be looking at more minutes. James Michael McAdoo and Marreese Speights would also step up and would be candidates to start. The Warriors have four games this week, so Draymond should still be in weekly lineups regardless. Monday, 1:00 pm
  • Klay Thompson (back) probable for Tuesday
    Klay Thompson (back) practiced on Monday and is probable to play against the Raptors on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Warriors did not look good on Saturday without Klay and needed overtime to get a win -- also some horrible game management from the Nets. Brandon Rush got the start, but Shaun Livington played the most minutes with the other four starters at 14.4. Leandro Barbosa should also return. Klay has a good chance to play and should be in most weekly lineups. He's also a prime buy-low candidate. Monday, 12:53 pm
  • Will Barton (shoulder) is probable
    Will Barton (shoulder contusion) is probable to play against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

    Advice: He had a little bit of a fall on Saturday, but he was able to return. Barton is one of the hottest fantasy properties out there and should be owned in all leagues. With Wilson Chandler (hip) out for the season, Barton's minutes appear to be safe going forward. Monday, 11:51 am
  • Damian Lillard says thumb is feeling better
    Damian Lillard said his thumb is beginning to feel better.

    Advice: Lillard had to remove the nail on his thumb after it was partially torn off, and he's since been using numbing ointment which makes it difficult to feel the ball coming out of his hand when shooting. "It felt a lot better than it did against Memphis,’’ Lillard said. "It’s just a little bit weird … my shot is going to the left. It’s just unfortunate. I have to play through it." We don't expect Lillard, one of the NBA's most durable players, to even think about missing time. Monday, 6:04 am
  • Noah Vonleh quiet despite start at PF Sunday
    Noah Vonleh had nine points, six rebounds, one assist and no defensive stats on Sunday, while filling in at PF for Meyers Leonard (shoulder).

    Advice: Leonard has no clear return date and coach Terry Stotts is still experimenting with his lineups -- Vonleh replaced Ed Davis in the starting five at the last minute tonight. Vonleh has barely been in the rotation and will need to string together a few nice games before getting on the standard-league radar. Nov 15, 4:54 pm
  • Damian Lillard takes 25 shots for 23 points
    Damian Lillard (thumb) shot 9-of-25 from the field to finish Sunday's game with 23 points, eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and five turnovers.

    Advice: Lillard's thumb is very tender and it's doing his shooting no favors -- he's just 35.0 percent from the field in his past two games, including a 1-of-14 mark from downtown. His owners should be pleased that he's playing through the injury, and with any luck he'll get going vs. the Spurs on Monday -- opposing PGs are shooting 45.3 percent vs. San Antonio this year, the fifth-highest mark in the league. Nov 15, 4:53 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu quiet due to foul trouble
    Foul trouble limited Al-Farouq Aminu on Sunday, as he scored only seven points with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Although disappointing, this isn't a real concern for Aminu's fantasy owners -- he's averaging just 3.0 fouls per 36 minutes this year. Portland is riding a five-game losing streak, and Aminu should come out firing in the Blazers' upcoming four-game week. Nov 15, 4:51 pm
  • Update: Ed Davis will come off the bench Sun
    Updating a previous report, Ed Davis will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Noah Vonleh will get the start tonight, with Davis and Chris Kaman helping man the second-unit. Davis should see his minutes in the low-20s, so he's not a strong option in standard leagues. Nov 15, 2:09 pm
  • Noah Vonleh starting Sunday vs. Charlotte
    Noah Vonleh, and not Ed Davis, will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Terry Stotts has again pulled a fast one on us, changing the starting lineup at the very last second, despite Ed Davis originally being listed as the starter. It's going to be tough to predict who gets the start at the power forward spot for however long Meyers Leonard (shoulder) is out with Stotts at the helm, but it'll likely be Davis, Vonleh and Kaman fluctuating in and out of the starting five based on the matchup. We'll let you know how Vonleh fares in his first career start against the team that drafted him following the game. Nov 15, 2:03 pm
  • Ed Davis starting, Chris Kaman benched
    Ed Davis will slide into the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets, sending Chris Kaman back to the bench.

    Advice: Kaman drew a surprise start during Friday's game, but that was likely due to the fact that the Blazers were going up against the Grizzlies. Davis may be the starting power forward for the Blazers for however long Meyers Leonard (shoulder) is sidelined, and after putting up seven points, eight rebounds and three blocks in limited minutes vs. the Grizzlies, Davis is worth a speculative add in standard leagues for those seeking some rebounding and shot blocking. Nov 15, 1:21 pm
  • Andrew Bogut snags 18 boards in win
    Andrew Bogut collected a season-high 18 rebounds with 10 points, four assists, two steals and three blocks in 32 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Starting center Festus Ezeli played just 18 minutes, so it wouldn't be a shock to see the Warriors go back to Bogut in the first unit moving forward. As good as tonight's line was, it's important to remember that the Warriors will likely keep Bogut's minutes in the low 20s over the course of the season because they will want to keep him healthy for their inevitable playoff push. Still, if you need a center he is worth a look as long as you keep your expectations in check. Nov 14, 10:29 pm
  • Draymond Green logs a triple-double in OT win
    Draymond Green recorded his second career triple-double in Saturday's overtime win over the Nets, finishing with 16 points, 12 assists, 10 boards, two steals, four blocks and two 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. He did have four turnovers, but this line is just ridiculous. The Warriors are running a lot of their offense through Green and he is now averaging 12.4 points, 8.6 boards, 8.8 assists, 2.0 blocks, 2.0 steals and 1.0 3-pointer over his last five games. We knew Green could light up the box score, but his assists numbers have been the icing on the cake. Green has been a top-20 asset so far this season and that could rise if he can keep his turnovers down. Nov 14, 10:23 pm
  • Curry is still unfair, GSW improve to 11-0
    Stephen Curry led the Warriors to a 107-99 overtime win over the Nets on Saturday, finishing with 34 points, six assists, three boards, one steal and five 3-pointers in 44 minutes.

    Advice: Curry passed his father Dell in 3-pointers made tonight, so maybe he does deserve to sit in his recliner. The Warriors improved to 11-0 on the season with the win and Curry is well on his way to another MVP Award. He'll get Kyle Lowry and the Raptors at home on Tuesday and Klay Thompson (back) will hopefully be there to help him, not that he needs it or anything. Nov 14, 10:15 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores eight points
    Danilo Gallinari scored eight points with four rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Suns on Saturday during a 105-81 loss.

    Advice: It's his third game of the season below 25 percent from the field with his 2-of-12 shooting line. Gallinari was always in a position to succeed and he's still putting up fourth-round value on the season after this one. As long as he stays healthy, he'll be worthy of his ADP. Nov 14, 9:51 pm
  • Nikola Jokic gets 18 minutes
    Nikola Jokic played 18 minutes off the bench on Saturday with four points, six boards and three steals.

    Advice: He only played six minutes on Friday and did only play six minutes in the first half tonight. With Kenneth Faried (back) dinged up, Jokic could get more run. He has nice upside, but is only worth putting on your watch list right now unless you're in a really deep league. Nov 14, 9:42 pm
  • Will Barton stays hot, drops 19 w/ 12 boards
    Will Barton scored 19 points with 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: He has to get more minutes now. Barton has third-round value on the season, so calling him a must-add player doesn't even do him justice. Nov 14, 9:37 pm
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