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    • Jamal Crawford's 23 points lead LAC to win
      Jamal Crawford scored 23 points on 6-of-14 shooting (3-of-7 3PTs, 8-of-9 FTs) with four rebounds, three assists and two steals on Monday against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Crawford had his fingerprints all over this game and he has quietly returned top-80 value this season, highlighted by a 91 percent mark from the foul line on a solid 4.1 attempts per game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:11 pm
    • Chandler goes for 18 & 10 in Nuggets loss
      Wilson Chandler scored 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting (including three treys) with 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal in Monday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: Chandler is playing well and belongs in all lineups, but owners should beware that he is on the trading block and his situation is about as good as it gets right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:09 pm
    • Afflalo posts solid line against the Clippers
      Arron Afflalo scored 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block on Monday.

      Advice: This will be one of Afflalo's better lines due to the versatility and barring a major change he'll continue to return reliable late-round value. Ty Lawson added 19 points and 11 assists in tonight's loss to the Clippers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:04 pm
    • X-rays on Turner's thumb return negative
      X-rays taken on Evan Turner's thumb returned negative, but there has been no update on his status for Wednesday's game against the Wolves.

      Advice: Turner said he "re-sprained it" and that the "same thing happened three times accidentally by the same dude." Owners of Turner might want to wait-and-see before dropping him and likewise, the Marcus Smart show might have to wait a little bit longer. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:41 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Splash Bros, Kyle, Wes, & J.J. in 3PT contest
      Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, Kyle Korver, Wes Matthews and J.J. Redick are five of the six participants in the 3-point contest during All Star Weekend.

      Advice: We chose to give Klay the blurb because of his historic night but this is as loaded of a field as we've seen in years. Who will the mystery sixth person be? We're hoping for Kendrick Perkins, but we'll settle for Big Baby. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:37 pm
    • Hayward goes off in loss to the Celtics
      Gordon Hayward scored 26 points on 7-of-17 shooting (including four threes) with six rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in Monday's home loss to the Celtics.

      Advice: Hayward hit 8-of-12 free throws and pushes his value up to top 25-40 levels after this voluminous effort. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:12 pm
    • Ingles posts another versatile line
      Joe Ingles scored two points on 1-of-6 shooting with four rebounds, five assists and four steals over 31 minutes in Monday's loss to the Celtics.

      Advice: Ingles isn't going to score a lot but the other contributions are there for standard league owners. Give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    • Turner getting thumb X-rayed after Mon's game
      Evan Turner left Monday's game and would eventually return after re-injuring his thumb, finishing with nine points on 2-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 21 minutes.

      Advice: Turner is getting the thumb X-rayed and this could be the moment they pass the torch between he and Marcus Smart. Or not. Either way, the momentum Turner had been showing in fantasy leagues gets stopped with tonight's outcome and he wasn't a high upside player to begin with in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:05 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Reggie Jackson plays well with Durant out
      Reggie Jackson played well with Kevin Durant out on Monday, scoring 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, two assists and three steals in 26 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: The Durant absence is an obvious caveat and this isn't a line you're going to write home about anyway. The only real reason to hold Jackson is as a trade deadline stash, and owners should probably give a trade a 50/50 chance at this time and that might be optimistic. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:42 pm
    • Mo Williams (hip) questionable for Wednesday
      Mo Williams (hip) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

      Advice: Flip Saunders said that he is "pretty questionable" after the way he played on Monday following an apparent hip injury on Sunday. The 1-for-10 shooting performance on Monday certainly reflects that, and this means Zach LaVine (11 points, one three, five boards, one assist, 23 minutes) could be on your radar in DFS games. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:36 pm
       
      Injured
    • Waiters scores 10 points with five assists
      Dion Waiters scored 10 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 4-of-12 shots (including a three) with two rebounds, five assists and one steal in 25 minutes.

      Advice: Waiters hit just 1-of-4 free throws to cap off another inefficient line, which has been his calling card in the NBA so far. Owners can do better in standard 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:30 pm
    • Wiggins scores 23 points in loss to Thunder
      Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting (9-of-12 FTs) with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in Monday's loss to the Thunder.

      Advice: Wiggins did not hit a three but he did just about everything else on the court tonight. He'll be looking at a potential lull when Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin return, and owners will want to target him in buy low deals at that time. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:21 pm
    • Mo Williams hits just 1-of-10 shots vs. OKC
      Mo Williams hit just 1-of-10 shots on Monday, finishing with four points, zero rebounds, three assist and two steals.

      Advice: Williams can be a feast-or-famine player and as long as Ricky Rubio isn't back owners are probably going to want him in lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:13 pm
       
      Injured
    • Tyreke Evans has disappointing game again
      Tyreke Evans had a quiet scoring game against the 76ers on Monday during a 99-74 win, making 2-of-6 from the field for six points with two rebounds, 12 assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Usually, point guards carve up the 76ers. However, that hasn't happened for Evans with this game and another letdown back on Jan. 16 with eight points and seven turnovers. He should be fine going forward with a high upside while Jrue Holiday (leg) remains out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:50 pm
    • K.J. McDaniels scores 16 points in full line
      K.J. McDaniels made 5-of-8 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line for 16 points during a 99-74 loss to the Pelicans on Monday, adding four rebounds, one assist, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He needed an efficient game on offense after some scoring issues before this one. In his previous 10, McDaniels made just 33.0 percent from the field and his jumper has just not been falling. He was better off the dribble tonight and had a couple cheap ones in transition, so it's hard to say he's figured it out. Still, he is worth owning in some standard leagues for his steals, blocks and treys. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:37 pm
    • Avery Bradley is good to go for Monday
      Avery Bradley (thumb) will play against the Jazz.

      Advice: He has a bruised hand and a left thumb issue. Bradley was hurt on Sunday and was able to play through the injuries. He should see a smaller workload with Marcus Smart back, but he's still worth a look with the team needing some offense. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:44 pm
    • Shabazz Muhammad to be re-evaluated
      Shabazz Muhammad (oblique) will travel to Canada to be re-evaluated.

      Advice: Steve Nash's oblique doctor is in Vancouver, so that's why he's headed out of state. Muhammad is still expected to be out for a week or two, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Chase Budinger will have to step up with Robbie Hummel (hand) hurt. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:54 pm
       
      Injured
    • Tony Allen (ankle) will not play on Monday
      Tony Allen (ankle) will not play against the Magic on Monday.

      Advice: He has a sprained ankle and it's not serious, but the Grizzlies don't need him as much now that Jeff Green is around. Expect Green and Courtney Lee to play a little more tonight. Additionally, Victor Oladipo has a better matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:26 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Brian Roberts expects to start for 6-8 weeks
      Brian Roberts is expected to start at point guard for 6-8 weeks with Kemba Walker (knee) out of the lineup.

      Advice: Roberts was starting to come around in his last couple starts and he should be owned in all standard leagues. He should be looking at averages near 34 minutes, 12 points, four assists, 0.8 steals and 1.2 treys on sub-par field goal shooting. Gary Neal will also play more point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:48 pm
    • Kemba Walker will have left knee surgery
      Kemba Walker will have surgery on a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee and is out indefinitely.

      Advice: The team has not provided a specific timetable, but usually surgery on a torn lateral meniscus requires 6-8 weeks on the sidelines. That means we might no see Walker on the court until the middle of March and perhaps later. Fantasy owners are going to have to weigh their options on stashing Walker for that long. Brian Roberts should be picked up just about everywhere while Lance Stephenson and Gary Neal pick up some extra value, too. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:43 pm
       
      Injured
    • Report: Kemba Walker leaning towards surgery
      Kemba Walker (knee) is leaning towards undergoing surgery on his left knee due to meniscus damage.

      Advice: He had a meniscus injury back in high school and it's been a problem for him in the past couple weeks. The surgery would cost him six weeks of playing time, which means he would be looking at a return in mid-March. If he does opt to have the surgery, Brian Roberts would get the start and should be owned in all standard leagues. Lance Stephenson should run the offense more and have a higher ceiling in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:32 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kobe Bryant will have surgery on shoulder
      Kobe Bryant will have surgery on his right rotator cuff and is out indefinitely.

      Advice: The Lakers will not announce a specific timetable yet, but he is out for the season. Bryant will have the surgery on Wednesday morning and the Lakers will provide more information on a prognosis following the procedure. His fantasy owners can drop him in all re-draft leagues. The Lakers will use more of Jordan Clarkson and Wayne Ellington in their starting lineup while coach Byron Scott is going to mix and match his way with his starters all year. Wes Johnson, Ryan Kelly and Nick Young also benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:19 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Kemba Walker getting second opinion on knee
      Kemba Walker is in New York to get a second opinion on his knee injury.

      Advice: It's not ideal, but it's not necessarily bad news, either. There has been a lot of smoke suggesting that Walker needs surgery and would be better off doing it now, but a final determination has not been made. Walker's MRI results will give us a much better idea of what to expect going forward. Losing Kemba for an extended period of time would be detrimental, and the void would leave Lance Stephenson, Brian Roberts and Gary Neal picking up extra time. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:13 am
       
      Injured
    • Tony Allen questionable to suit up on Monday
      Tony Allen (sprained left ankle) is questionable to play against the Magic on Monday.

      Advice: He did not participate in shootaround, and that's always an ominous sign for a player's availability. That being said, TA is as tough as they come, so it has to be a pretty nasty sprain. If he sits, Courtney Lee and Jeff Green should each see some extra run. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:07 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Isaiah Thomas had fluid drained from wrist
      Isaiah Thomas, who has made 15 of his last 30 3-pointers, had his troublesome left wrist drained of fluid recently.

      Advice: Thomas had a "lump of fluid" removed from the area, and he's been a different player since. "It affected my shot when I released," Thomas said. "It feels better. I got it done last week when we got home." Thomas said this was the third time he's been drained this year, but it was an expected part of the post-surgical process. Jeff Hornacek also added Thomas has done a "better job of pushing the ball" of late, as well. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:55 am
    • Jeremy Lin felt hurt by DNP last Friday
      Jeremy Lin admitted that it "definitely hurts" to be a healthy scratch.

      Advice: Lin, who did not play on Friday, returned to the rotation on Sunday with 14 points and six assists on 2-of-9 shooting. Lin has started 23 games, but frankly he's been a major disappointment since day one this season. Lin hasn't been able to take advantage of a "depth chart" that includes Ronnie Price and rookie Jordan Clarkson, and there's nothing to suggest he's going to suddenly his his stride soon. He is what he is. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:15 am
       
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Andre Dawkins could get time with Celtics
      Andre Dawkins could see time with the Celtics during his 10-day contract.

      Advice: Dawkins was expected to spend the entire time in the D-League, but that plan could change. Regardless, the rookie won't have any fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:11 am
    • Avery Bradley has injuries to both hands now
      Avery Bradley, who had already been dealing with a jammed left thumb, is now dealing with a bruised right hand as well.

      Advice: Bradley said the bruised hand is something he's been dealing with "for a while." It doesn't appear as if either issue is going to keep him off the floor for now, but the injuries will likely be slow to heal since Bradley needs his hands to play basketball. It may become an issue of maintenance and pain tolerance as Bradley continues to play through it for now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:10 am
    • Kobe Bryant (shoulder) to meet w/ doctor Mon
      Kobe Bryant (shoulder) has an appointment with a specialist on Monday, after which he'll decide whether to have surgery or pursue a different treatment option.

      Advice: ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reiterates that so far "everyone has recommended surgery." It's safe to assume that Kobe is done for the season but he's performing his due diligence to explore every rehab possibility, and he and the Lakers should make an official announcement early this week. Assuming he does have rotator cuff surgery, he'd be looking at approximately six months of recovery. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:03 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Trevor Ariza shoots 3-of-14 in win vs. Lakers
      The Rockets cruised to a win in L.A. on Sunday, with Trevor Ariza chipping in nine points, one 3-pointer, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.

      Advice: He turned the ball over just once but his line was marred by a 3-of-14 mark from the field. Ariza is taking a lofty 61.4 percent of his attempts from downtown this season, which is a double-edged sword for fantasy owners -- 2.3 triples per game are excellent, but they're attached to a 37.4 percent shooter. It's a caveat his owners will happily live with, as he's still returning top-50 value on a season-long basis. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:14 pm
    • Jeremy Lin scores 14 pts to lead failed rally
      Jeremy Lin returned to the Lakers' rotation on Sunday with 14 points, six assists and three turnovers off the bench, making 2-of-9 field goals and 10-of-14 free throws.

      Advice: He attacked the basket throughout his 28 minutes and picked up some cheap production in garbage time, so it's hard to read much into tonight's line. Lin remains a very shaky option now that Jordan Clarkson has usurped the starting PG job from Ronnie Price, but he's at least worth a stash in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:08 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • James Harden still on fire, scores 37 points
      James Harden ran roughshod over the Lakers' defense in Sunday's road win, scoring 37 points (12-of-20 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs) with four 3-pointers, eight boards, five assists, two steals and six turnovers.

      Advice: Harden is averaging 37.0 points over Houston's past four games and continues to lead the NBA in scoring at 27.3 points per game, well ahead of LeBron James (26.0), Kevin Durant (25.3), Anthony Davis (24.2), DeMarcus Cousins (24.2) and Carmelo Anthony (24.1). Just get comfortable and enjoy the fireworks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 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
      Sunday, 9:05 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Evan Turner has stong game against Warriors
      Evan Turner had a strong showing against the Warriors on Sunday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting to go with seven boards, seven assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Turner has never been known for his efficiency or for his defensive ability, so this line was definitely a pleasant surprise. While he will always be tough to own in standard leagues for his shooting percentages and turnovers, Turner will continue to be a solid asset in points leagues as long as he continues to run the show in Boston. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:48 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Avery Bradley jammed his thumb on Sunday
      Avery Bradley jammed his thumb during on Sunday vs. the Warriors, but stayed in the game and finished with 15 points, three boards, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: His thumb was heavily wrapped after the game but it doesn't appear like he is in danger of missing any time. While he has scored 15 or more points in his last three games, Bradley doesn't contribute in many other areas and should only be considered for owners in desperate need of 3-pointers. As always, we will update his status as soon as more details emerge. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:37 pm
    • Wilson Chandler hangs 20 points on Wizards
      Wilson Chandler filled up the stat sheet on Sunday with 20 points, four 3-pointers, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and only one turnover in 38 minutes.

      Advice: Chandler shot 8-of-19 overall and he isn't very efficient (41.3 percent FGs this season), but fantasy owners won't complain with tonight's solid line. The Nuggets are reportedly willing to trade him and they've been linked to the Nets and Brook Lopez, so be mindful that Chandler's value could decrease overnight. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:59 pm
    • Klay Thompson stays hot with 31 points Sun
      Klay Thompson scored 31 points to lead the Warriors in a win over the Celtics on Sunday, adding two boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: It's incredible to think that Thompson was able to score 37 points in a quarter during Friday's game over the Kings, so his owners might be starting to feel a little greedy and are probably yawning at this stat line. It's going to be interesting to see who ends up starting in the All-Star game in place of Kobe Bryant (shoulder), as James Harden and Klay Thompson are locked in an exciting battle to take home the honors. Keep Thompson active in your lineup and enjoy the show. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:55 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas drops 25 pts in 25 minutes
      Isaiah Thomas, who was averaging 24.3 points over the past three games, finished Sunday's loss to the Clippers with 25 points in 25 minutes.

      Advice: He made 6-of-11 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs with four triples and one assist. The Clippers are giving up 35.0 points per game to opposing benches this season (6th most in the NBA), as well as 9.1 assists (2nd most), which makes Thomas' outburst somewhat predictable. He'll look to keep the good times rolling vs. the visiting Wizards on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:56 pm
    • Tyreke Evans has 24 pts, season-high 12 dimes
      Tyreke Evans racked up 24 points and a season-high 12 assists in Sunday's home win vs. the Mavericks, making 11-of-19 shots with one 3-pointer, one steal and three turnovers.

      Advice: Evans has taken on a much larger role offensively with Jrue Holiday (stress reaction) out of the lineup, and he'll continue to do so for about 2-4 more weeks. His efficient shooting is a reliable trend since teams still can't keep him out of the paint -- he's taking a career-high 56.6 percent of his shots within three feet of the rim. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:31 pm
    • Mo Williams racks up 20 points w/ full line
      Mo Williams piled up 20 points, four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, six assists and one steal in a losing effort vs. the Hawks on Sunday.

      Advice: Williams looked spry after skipping Saturday's practice to rest due to general soreness. The veteran PG remains a solid play while starting for Minnesota, but his rest-of-season outlook isn't great. In addition to the impending return of Ricky Rubio, the 7-36 Wolves are likely to turn rookie Zach LaVine loose at some point after the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:42 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dion Waiters booed in his return to Cleveland
      Dion Waiters was booed during Sunday's game in Cleveland, as he came off OKC's bench to score 14 points with two 3-pointers, three boards, two assists and one steal in 33 minutes.

      Advice: "Boos, no boos, I can't focus on that type of stuff," Waiters said after the game. The playing time is nice to see, and he did enough to placate most fantasy owners, but inefficiency continues to plague him and he finished just 5-of-15 from the field in the loss to his former team. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:28 pm
    • Report: CHA wants Kemba Walker to get surgery
      Kemba Walker is reportedly being advised by Charlotte management to undergo surgery due to the fact that he is dealing with an injury to his meniscus.

      Advice: Walker is set to undergo an MRI on Monday, after which we will know more about his status. It's not yet known whether he is dealing with a separate tear, or if it's the same cyst that he's been dealing with since high school. If the surgery is done for a cyst he would be looking at around six weeks on the sidelines, but a separate tear would likely be the end of Walker’s season. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:59 pm
       
      Injured
    • Brian Roberts could get more minutes?
      If Kemba Walker (knee) needs surgery, Brian Roberts would take over as the starter.

      Advice: The Hornets are just giving Walker an MRI as a precaution, but there is still the possibility he needs to miss time. Roberts led the NBA in free throw percentage last season and he's capable putting up numbers in steals, dimes and treys. At this point, it's not a bad idea to add Roberts in competitive leagues until Walker gets the all clear. We should have the results in the next few days. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:05 am
    • Surgery could be an option for Kemba Walker?
      Kemba Walker is set to have an MRI on his knee and surgery is reportedly not off the table.

      Advice: He has been dealing with a cyst in his left knee since high school so it's very surprising to see it flare up now. There is no indication as to when Walker will be evaluated, but we would expect another report soon. Walker's owners shouldn't panic just yet, and should wait until further details are released before doing anything drastic. Should Walker miss any time, Brian Roberts will likely step into a starting role with Lance Stephenson and Gary Neal also handling the ball more. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:51 am
       
      Injured
    • Joe Ingles scores career-high 16 points
      Joe Ingles scored a career-high 16 points against the Nets on Saturday with one rebound, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: The 3-pointers were also a career high. Ingles has done most of his damage in dimes, steals and treys, so he's climbing into the top-140 player conversation. With Rodney Hood (foot) out for at least a few weeks and Alec Burks (shoulder) out for the year, Ingles is worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:12 pm
    • Brian Roberts plays 33 points in win
      Brian Roberts scored 17 points with three rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer during a start against the Knicks on Saturday.

      Advice: He played off the ball a little more than the last time Kemba Walker (knee) missed time because the Hornets have Lance Stephenson and Al Jefferson back this time. Roberts is only going to have decent fantasy value while Walker is out, which doesn't appear to be too long because he only has some soreness. Unless you're cutting dead weight, he can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:58 pm
    • Mo Williams (soreness) missed practice
      Mo Williams (soreness) did not practice on Saturday.

      Advice: It sounds like a day off for the 32-year-old veteran. Williams as struggled in his last three games, making just 8-of-35 (22.9 percent) from the field over his last three. He should play Sunday against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kemba Walker (knee soreness) out Saturday
      Kemba Walker (left knee cyst) will miss Saturday's game against the Knicks due to knee soreness.

      Advice: With tonight off, he'll have four days to recover. Walker had a really bad game against the Cavs on Friday, so it makes sense to sit him down. It'll be Brian Robert logging minutes as the starter in a favorable matchup. We can also expect to see Lance Stephenson run the offense a little more tonight. Gary Neal will also play some minutes at backup point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:02 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jeremy Lin has uncertain role moving forward
      Coach Byron Scott downplayed the DNP-CD that Jeremy Lin picked up on Friday.

      Advice: "He just has to keep doing the things he was doing when he was playing," Scott said of Lin. "It’s not like I’m not going to play him again. It’s more of a case of changing the lineup." Coach Scott opted to give rookie Jordan Clarkson the start on Friday, and then decided to go with Ronnie Price as his backup. The point guard situation is dicey at best in Los Angeles, and while it's probably better for fantasy owners to avoid this conundrum, owners of Lin should have already started entertaining the idea of moving on. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:04 am
       
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Afflalo posts 20-4-4 line against the Celtics
      Arron Afflalo scored 20 points on 6-of-13 shooting (1-of-4 3PTs, 7-of-7 FTs) with four rebounds and four assists in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Afflalo has been productive lately but he's still just a late-round value for owners. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:43 am
    • Bradley scores 18 points with four threes
      Avery Bradley scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting (including four threes) with six rebounds and one assist in Friday's win.

      Advice: Bradley has been a low-end value and with Jeff Green out he might be a bit more consistent now. Give him a look if you need a 3-point shooter. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:30 am
    • Jeremy Lin given DNP-CD by Bryon Scott
      Jeremy Lin was a healthy DNP-CD on Friday against the Spurs.

      Advice: Lin and Bryon Scott haven't been on the same page at all this season and this is a hard pill for owners to swallow. If you want to cut him you have our blessing, but it wouldn't be surprising for Scott to suddenly change his mind and have Lin running out there for significant minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:43 am
       
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Wiggins slowing down as guys return to action
      Andrew Wiggins scored 13 points on 6-of-16 shooting (no threes) with two rebounds, one assist and one block over 38 minutes in the Wolves' 92-84 loss to the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: Wiggins could be staring at a rough month with Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin returning, and then after that Shabazz Muhammad at some point. As that happens, integrating all of these players could easily gum things up for all of them. Still, the Wolves are going to slowly force him into a No. 1 role regardless of who is playing with him, and attrition will also be his ally in the second half of the year. It will be one massive buy low window and owners will want to take full advantage of it. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:04 am
    • Mo-Will double-doubles on Friday vs. Pellies
      Mo Williams double-doubled against the Pelicans on Friday, scoring 12 points on 3-of-10 shooting with three rebounds, 10 assists and 6-of-7 makes from the foul line.

      Advice: Williams hit just 2-of-12 shots and he's going to be inefficient shooting the ball, but until Ricky Rubio returns here soon the double-double chances are good every night. Owners should ride Williams until the wheels fall off. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:58 pm
       
      Injured
    • Overshadowed: James Harden hits game-winner
      James Harden hit a game-winning buzzer-beater against the Suns during Friday's 113-111 victory, finishing with 33 points, six rebounds, 10 assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: Just when you thought Harden was going to be the story of the night for a sick crossover to break P.J. Tucker's ankles before he buried a mid-range jumper, Klay Thompson happened. Anyway, Harden is still ridiculous on non-Klay terms over his last three, averaging 37.0 points, 3.7 boards, 7.7 assists, 3.0 steals and 4.3 treys on 51.9 percent from the field. Sadly, Harden won't get to play against Klay again this regular season. That's none of Klay's business, though. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:42 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas scores 22 points vs. Rockets
      Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points against the Rockets on Friday with five rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: Goran Dragic was benched and the Pizza Guy ate all of his minutes. Thomas is also on a roll over his last three games with at least 22 points in each one, averaging 24.3 points, 3.0 boards, 4.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 3.7 treys on 56.3 percent from the field. He's a must-start player right now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:16 pm
    • Klay Thompson sets NBA record w/ 37-point qtr
      Klay Thompson set an NBA record with 37 points in the third quarter of Friday's win over the Kings, finishing with an NBA season-high tying 52 points on 16-of-25 shooting, two rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks.

      Advice: Thompson hit 11 3-pointers on 15 attempts and 9-of-10 from the line, setting a slew of records in the process. He did not miss on 13 field goal attempts in the third quarter with nine of them coming from beyond the arc, with each one setting the wild Oracle crowd into a deeper euphoric frenzy. It was the most points scored in a quarter in NBA history, and you might remember where you were five years down the road the next time somebody threatens it. And yes, it's the stat line of the year so far. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:08 pm
    • Jackson plays 25 minutes against the Hawks
      Reggie Jackson scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: The line isn't bad but he's having to stretch hard to produce anything workable in fantasy leagues. He's not going to be a guy that owners want to rely on if he's in OKC, and the best we can call him is a stash in the hopes he gets moved by the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:55 pm
    • Waiters scores just eight points on Friday
      Dion Waiters scored eight points off the bench on Friday, hitting 3-of-8 shots with one rebound, one assist, three steals and one block in 26 minutes.

      Advice: Waiters needs to have a lot of touches to overcome some of his fantasy limitations and that doesn't seem like a good bet for him. He's not a must-own player and is best suited for deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:49 pm
    • Kemba Walker has another poor showing
      Kemba Walker struggled for the second straight game during a pathetic 129-90 loss to the Cavs on Friday, making 3-of-14 from the field for eight points with four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made just 3-of-14 from the field tonight after making just 2-of-9 on Wednesday. Walker was thriving while the Hornets had their big guns on the sidelines, but his efficiency went way up along with the usage rate. He had most of his success off the dribble, which is a bit more of an isolated stat based on who he's playing next too. He'll bounce back soon. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:01 pm
       
      Injured
    • K.J. McDaniels has a good offensive game
      K.J. McDaniels finally turned it around on offense against the Raptors during a 91-86 loss on Friday with 14 points, five rebounds, five assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

      Advice: In his previous five games combined, McDaniels made just 12-of-49 (24.5 percent) from the field. McDaniels has struggled all season from the field, but he's flirting with standard league value thanks to his blocks and treys. He's worth a look in standard leagues in hopes he can get it going offensively. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:43 pm
    • James Harden and Dwight Howard starting
      James Harden (knee) and Dwight Howard (knee) will start against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: They were both probable and there was little doubt that these guys would miss the big road game. The Rockets didn't have Howard in their last matchup against the Suns, too. Harden could put up huge numbers tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:49 pm
    • Shabazz Muhammad 'still a way away'
      Flip Saunders said that Shabazz Muhammad is "still a ways away" from making a return, and he is scheduled to see a specialist next week.

      Advice: Saunders also said he hopes to have Shabazz back before the All-Star break, but it's not clear exactly what role he'd be returning when Kevin Martin returns to the lineup. Muhammad's return would really hurt the value of Chase Budinger and Robbie Hummel. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:10 pm
       
      Injured
    • Lakers confirm Kobe Bryant has rotator cuff tear
      The Lakers confirmed on Friday that Kobe Bryant has been diagnosed with a torn right rotator cuff.

      Advice: The team will take the weekend to decide if the Hall of Fame guard will require surgery. Unfortunately, there are multiple reports that Bryant is expected to miss the rest of the season. Bryant seems to be in good spirits and even tweeted, "This is what happens when I pass too much!" Wayne Ellington will get to start and Jordan Clarkson gets in the rotation while the usage rates of Nick Young, Jeremy Lin and Wes Johnson will rise. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:07 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Report: Lakers expecting Kobe to miss season
      The Lakers are expecting Kobe Bryant (shoulder) to miss the rest of the season due to a torn rotator cuff, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com.

      Advice: The announcement will likely come at some point today to make it official, but the Lakers may take the weekend to decide on his treatment. Bryant hasn't been able to complete the last three seasons of his career due to an Achilles injury in 2012-13, a knee injury in 2013-14, and now this shoulder issue this season. He is still going to be under contract for next year and chances are he'll be back. For now, the Lakers will likely add another wing on a 10-day deal while Wayne Ellington starts. Expect Nick Young, Wes Johnson and Jordan Clarkson to play more. Unfortunately, Kobe can be dropped in all redraft leagues once the official word comes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:37 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Celtics sign G Andre Dawkins
      Celtics sign G Andre Dawkins.

      Advice: It's a 10-day contract and he's been immediately assigned to their D-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, so fantasy owners can safely ignore him in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:52 am
    • James Harden probable Friday w/ bruised knee
      James Harden (left knee contusion) is listed as probable for Friday's game in Phoenix.

      Advice: He scored 33 points in 32 minutes during Wednesday's loss to Golden State and we're guessing he'll be fine, but owners should stay tuned for pre-game updates. Harden hasn't missed a game all season and should have extra motivation after recently being snubbed as a starter for the All-Star game. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:59 am
    • Evan Turner hits game-winning 3-pointer
      Evan Turner hit a game-winning corner 3-pointer against the Blazers during the 90-89 victory on Thursday, scoring 10 points with six rebounds, eight assists, one steal, four turnovers and one other 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

      Advice: The Celtics snapped their 24-game road losing streak against Western Conference teams tonight and Turner apparently knew his clutch shot was going down. "Not to be arrogant, I did actually," he said. "I prayed prior to it to make a big shot. And it happened." Turner has actually been effective on his corner 3-pointers, making 10-of-20 from there on the year. Clutch shot aside, he's still a questionable player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:09 am
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Gordon Hayward scores 24 points vs. Bucks
      Gordon Hayward carried the Jazz down the stretch during a 101-99 win on Thursday in Milwaukee with 24 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and six turnovers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: His numbers have been trending down on the season, so this big game was nice to see. In fact, Hayward's points and rebounds have decreased in each of the last three months of the season. The Jazz will get to host the struggling Nets on Saturday, so expect Hayward to have success again. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:59 pm
    • Joe Ingles scores six with seven dimes
      Joe Ingles handed out a team-high seven assists against the Bucks on Thursday with six points, two steals and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Rodney Hood (foot) is out until the All-Star break and Ingles seems to have his minutes locked down. He's a very good passer and the upside is there for him with some output in steals and treys. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:44 pm
    • Report: Lakers fear Kobe Bryant needs surgery
      The Lakers organization fears that Kobe Bryant (torn rotator cuff in right shoulder) will need season-ending surgery, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com.

      Advice: The team will evaluate him on Friday and will likely make an announcement at some point. Bryant has been playing through his right shoulder issue for most of the season and he made it worse on Wednesday. Wayne Ellington will start for the foreseeable future while Nick Young, Wes Johnson and Jordan Clarkson will also benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:28 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • 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
       
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Kobe Bryant has a tear in his rotator cuff
      Kobe Bryant's MRI results revealed a tear of his rotator cuff.

      Advice: Not good. Bryant is flying home from San Antonio as we speak and he is expected to be examined by team doctors on Friday morning. Owners shouldn't do anything drastic until we hear all the details, but Bryant could potentially be looking at some serious time on the sidelines. The Lakers are also currently sitting near the bottom of the Western Conference, so it wouldn't be surprising to see them shut Bryant down for the season even if the injury somehow isn't as serious as initially thought. Nick Young, Wayne Ellington and Wes Johnson will all see an increase in value with this news. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:33 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • MRI results on Kobe Bryant due late Thursday
      Kobe Bryant had an MRI on his shoulder but the Lakers won't release the results until Thursday evening.

      Advice: Well this news isn't going to ease the nerves of Bryant's owners, as this leaves us with more questions than answers. Bryant obviously didn't practice on Thursday, and if we had to guess there is not much of a shot that he plays on Friday against the Spurs. However, until we get any additional information, there is no need to speculate and we will be sure to pass along any further information as soon as it is made available. Should the Mamba miss any time, Nick Young, Wes Johnson and Wayne Ellington will all benefit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:19 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Kobe Bryant set for MRI on Thursday
      Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is set to have an MRI on Thursday.

      Advice: Bryant tweaked his shoulder during a dunk in the third quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans, but downplayed the severity of his injury after the game. "I’ve played with a torn labrum before. I’m not too concerned about it," Bryant said. The Mamba said he wasn't sure if he'll be able to play against the Spurs on Friday, so his owners will want to check back for more updates. Nick Young, Wayne Ellington, and Wesley Johnson would all be in line for more minutes if Bryant misses any time. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:45 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Klay Thompson scores 27 in All-Star push
      Klay Thompson hit 10-of-21 shots and three more 3-pointers for 27 points, three rebounds, five assists and four steals in Wednesday's impressive win over the Rockets.

      Advice: Look for Thompson to be a coach's pick for the Western All-Star Team, as he's been getting it done at both ends of the court all season long. The Warriors won their 17th straight game at home, setting a franchise record. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:53 pm
    • James Harden plays well in loss to Warriors
      James Harden hit 8-of-18 shots, three 3-pointers and 14-of-16 free throws on Wednesday, finishing with 33 points, four rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block.

      Advice: He's still in the MVP discussion, but the Rockets are going to have to improve their record for him to win it. They were crushed by the Warriors tonight, despite making a late comeback in garbage time. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:35 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas scores 27, heating up for Suns
      Isaiah Thomas scored a season-high 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting and added three 3-pointers, three rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's scored 20 or more in three of his last five games and it's time to pick him up if he was dropped in your league. And while it wasn't a factor tonight, you can expect either Eric Bledsoe or Goran Dragic to take a hit if IT2 stays this hot going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:46 pm
    • Tyreke Evans scores 19 in win over Lakers
      Tyreke Evans started at point guard again and hit 8-of-19 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal on Wednesday.

      Advice: Jrue Holiday is expected to miss the next two to four weeks with a leg injury, meaning Evans should continue to start. It's no surprise that Evans and Eric Gordon went off against the Lakers, as they constantly give it up to opposing guards, but both players are must-own right now, regardless of who they're playing. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:45 pm
    • Jeremy Lin sent back to Lakers bench
      Jeremy Lin came off the bench on Wednesday and hit 2-of-4 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, three assists, four steals and a block in 21 minutes.

      Advice: Ronnie Price did nothing in the start and his return from a broken nose doesn't mean anything but less minutes and stats for Lin. Lin had 10 points and 10 dimes on Monday, but it will be tough for him to succeed as long as he's coming off the bench behind Price. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:35 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Kobe Bryant scores 14 points in loss
      Kobe Bryant returned to action for the Lakers on Wednesday, hitting 6-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a block in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He asked out of the game at one point and headed to the locker room once the game was decided to get treatment on his shoulder. The good news is that he played and didn't shoot it like he was wearing a blindfold. The bad news is that he'll remain day-to-day until further notice as a season shutdown looks probable at some point. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:28 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • 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
       
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Mo Williams disappoints on Wednesday
      Mo Williams hit just 2-of-12 shots for five points and five assists in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: He was a disaster tonight, but as long as Ricky Rubio is out, Williams will be much better than this on most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:14 pm
       
      Injured
    • Wiggins bounces back from bad game
      Andrew Wiggins hit 7-of-17 shots for 18 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: Kevin Martin was out for this one with a wrist injury and Wiggins bounced back after making just 3-of-14 shots in his previous game. He's averaging nearly 20 points over his last five games with plenty of other stats to his credit, and still looks like the favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:12 pm
    • Kemba Walker struggles with shot in return
      Kemba Walker returned from a knee injury on Wednesday but hit just 4-of-17 shots and 2-of-9 3-pointers in a tough win over the Heat.

      Advice: Walker finished with 15 points, two rebounds and just one assist after missing two games, but the good news is he played 34 minutes and made some clutch free throws down the stretched that helped secure a close win. As long as he didn't suffer a setback, he should be good to go, while the Hornets have now quietly won eight of their last nine games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:13 pm
       
      Injured
    • 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
       
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Kemba Walker (knee) will play vs. Heat
      Kemba Walker (knee) will play against the Heat on Wednesday.

      Advice: There is no word of any restrictions on Walker today, so he should be good to go. Brian Roberts will move back to the bench and likely get minutes in the teens. Walker was awesome before his injury, but he did dominate without Al Jefferson and Lance Stephenson. He's a risky DFS guy tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:28 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kemba Walker (knee) is a game-time decision
      Kemba Walker (knee) is a game-time decision to face the Heat on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is going to go through warmups to make sure he feels ready to go. Walker missed the last two games with a cyst on his knee and he's more than likely to play, which would push Brian Roberts to a bench role. Kemba was fantastic before his injury, but it should be interesting to see how he co-exists with Al Jefferson and Lance Stephenson. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:19 pm
       
      Injured
    • 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
       
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Kobe Bryant (rest) will play against Pelicans
      Kobe Bryant (rest) will play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has sat out of the last two game in order to get some additional rest due to general soreness all around his body, so he should be feeling pretty fresh for this contest. Bryant will likely only see around 30 minutes of playing time, but he should still be considered a must-start player when active. Coach Byron Scott also added that Bryant will remain on a minutes limit for at least the next 10-15 games, and said that he may continue to sit him out some nights. This doesn't bode well for Bryant's outlook going forward, and it looks like his owners will see plenty more DNPs before the season is over. Wayne Elllington will shift to the bench with this news and loses almost all of his short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:20 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Celtics reach agreement with Andre Dawkins
      The Celtics have reached an agreement to sign Andre Dawkins to a 10-day contract, and the deal is expected to be completed by Thursday.

      Advice: As desperately as the Celtics could use his 3-point shooting, Dawkins likely won't be in the rotation and could even spend some time with their D-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. We will let you know when the deal becomes official, but owners in most leagues can ignore this news. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:31 am
    • Arron Afflalo's 21 pts not enough vs. Spurs
      Arron Afflalo paced the Nuggets with 21 points during Tuesday's loss to the Spurs, going 6-of-11 from the field and 6-of-8 at the FT line in 33 minutes of action.

      Advice: He chipped in three 3-pointers, four rebounds, two assists and three steals in a terrific bounce-back effort following Monday's dud, which was largely the result of a blowout. Afflalo is second on the Nuggets in scoring (15.0 ppg) but his paltry defensive stats (0.6 steals, 0.1 blocks) prevent him from rising above late-round value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:57 pm
    • Dion Waiters disappears Tues., shoots 1-of-9
      Dion Waiters was awful on Tuesday, shooting 1-of-9 from the field to finish with three points and zero rebounds, assists, steals or blocks in 26 minutes.

      Advice: This drop-off wasn't unexpected, as the career 42.1 percent shooter was making an unrealistic 50.9 percent over his past four games. He's getting enough minutes and touches to hold some value as a primary option with OKC's second unit, but fantasy owners will have to take the good with the (very) bad. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:18 pm
    • Reggie Jackson scores 16 points on 7-of-9 FGs
      Reggie Jackson caught fire in 26 minutes vs. the Heat on Tuesday, making 7-of-9 shots to finish with 16 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds and one assist in OKC's road win.

      Advice: Dion Waiters was struggling so Jackson stayed on the court down the stretch, and the two backup guards are liable to frustrate owners by alternating explosive games with flat-out duds. A trade would send Jackson's value sky-rocketing, but he's averaging 21.4 minutes in January and is a marginal option until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:15 pm
    • Dion Waiters takes another shot at Cavaliers
      Dion Waiters took a shot at the Cleveland Cavaliers when he was asked about his experience so far with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

      Advice: Waiters talked about the freedom that the Thunder have given him for the second time in the last week when asked about the differences between Oklahoma City and Cleveland. "Listen," he said, "they give me the ball. Like, I touch the ball. Like, I actually, like, you know, touch the ball." Waiters has averaged 14.4 points, 2.0 steals, and 1.2 three-pointers while playing 27.5 minutes per game since joining the Thunder and should be owned in most standard fantasy leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:26 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
       
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • IT2 scores ultra-efficient 24 points vs. LAL
      Isaiah Thomas hit 9-of-12 shots (including four threes) to finish with 24 points, one rebound, four assists and five steals in 30 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: Thomas is a solid mid-round value on the year despite playing just 25 mpg and if anything happened to one of the guards ahead of him he is a threat for top-25 value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:30 am
    • Lin goes for 10 and 10 with Lakers to himself
      Jeremy Lin double-doubled with 10 points, three rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in Monday's loss.

      Advice: Lin had the backcourt to himself with Kobe Bryant and Ronnie Price out, and this would be the reason why patient owners have held Lin this season. It's not pretty and he needs some help from Byron Scott on the offensive end, but he has the chance to eke out some solid value if he can hold it together. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:23 am
       
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Harden drops season-high 45 points on Indy
      James Harden scored a season-high 45 points in the Rockets' 110-98 win over the Pacers on Monday, hitting 12-of-18 shots (7-of-12 3PTs, 14-of-15 FTs) with one rebound, seven assists, four steals and one block.

      Advice: Monster. Harden is fantasy's No. 1 producer in 8-cat leagues and No. 3 in 9-cat formats when measuring on a per-game basis. His consistency and durability come with way less heartburn than some of his fellow elite, too. Dwight Howard went for 14 and 17 with one block in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:05 pm
    • Tyreke Evans scores 23 points vs. Knicks
      Tyreke Evans started slow against the Knicks during a loss on Monday, finishing with 23 points, nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He made 9-of-20 from the field and tried to keep the Pelicans in this game down the stretch. Evans has been running the offense for the past three games and that could continue with Jrue Holiday (ankle) possibly out for a couple more games. Hopefully, the team is more forthcoming with the news on Jrue this time around. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:57 pm
    • Klay Thompson scores 22 points
      Klay Thompson scored 22 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and four 3-pointers during a 122-79 blowout victory over the Nuggets on Monday.

      Advice: He has multiple 3-pointers in 18 consecutive games. Even before this gem, 2015 has been extremely kind to Klay with averages of 24.1 points, 3.8 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals and 3.5 triples on 53.5 percent from the field and 84.4 percent from the line. He belongs in the All-Star Game. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:59 pm
    • Arron Afflalo has a really bad game
      Arron Afflalo made 1-of-8 from the field for two points with two rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 24 minutes against the Warriors on Monday.

      Advice: Now that Randy Foye is back, Afflalo's ceiling is lowered. He's also stuck in a slump over his last three, making just 28.8 percent from the field in that stretch. He is still worth owning in standard leagues, but his owners will want to lower their expectations after a productive a couple weeks before this aforementioned slump. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:41 pm
    • Evan Turner flirts with a triple-double
      Evan Turner had a cheap double-double against the Clippers on Monday with 10 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

      Advice: It's been the same story for Turner since the Jeff Green trade with solid output in boards and dimes with not much else. In his last five, he's averaged 7.6 points, 6.6 boards, 6.0 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.2 blocks and 0.4 triples on 35.9 percent from the field. He's much better in points leagues than standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:26 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Avery Bradley really struggles on Monday
      Avery Bradley scored just three points on 1-of-7 from the field against the Clippers on Monday with one rebound and two turnovers in 22 minutes.

      Advice: He had just seven points on Friday and is another one of his slumps. In his last five, Bradley averaged just 10.8 points, 2.2 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.6 triples on 36.5 percent from the field. His upside is never going to be too high, so go ahead and drop him if you're sick of him. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:12 pm
    • K.J. McDaniels really struggling on offense
      K.J. McDaniels made just 2-of-9 from the field and 1-of-3 from the line against for five points against the Wizards during a 111-76 loss on Monday, adding four rebounds, one steal and one block.

      Advice: The milk has gone bad for K.J. over his last four, making just 22.2 percent from the field for averages of 6.0 points, 4.0 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.8 blocks and 0.3 triples. McDaniels is still getting minutes and the blocks are nice, so most of his owners should just bench him for now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:43 pm
    • Brian Roberts actually puts up stats on Mon
      Brian Roberts played 27 minutes against the Wolves on Monday with 16 points, five rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Saturday was one of the stranger lines of the season with Roberts doing very little in 40 minutes. In fact, he made 83 passes in that game and somehow managed just four assists. Kemba Walker (knee) shouldn't be out much longer, so fantasy owners don't need to be too aggressive in grabbing Roberts. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:50 pm
    • Mo Williams can't make his shots vs. Hornets
      Mo Williams made just 3-of-13 from the field for 10 points with two rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 29 minutes against the Hornets on Monday.

      Advice: The open looks were there, but he just couldn't knock them down today. Williams has at least another week of value and his owners shouldn't be too concerned about this dud. He gets another favorable matchup on Wednesday against the Mavericks. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:28 pm
       
      Injured
    • Andrew Wiggins cools off vs. the Hornets
      Andrew Wiggins didn't have a great follow-up game from his career-high effort in his last game, making just 3-of-14 from the field for 12 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He just wasn't as aggressive as usual today with just two shots from inside of three feet. Wiggins has been beating his defender off the dribble a ton since Christmas and that explains why his efficiency has jumped up so much lately. Even with the Wolves getting some players back, it shouldn't hurt his opportunity to score. His owners shouldn't be looking to sell high unless it's for an offer they can't refuse. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:25 pm
    • Celtics looking at Andre Dawkins
      The Celtics will have a discussion with Andre Dawkins about a 10-day contract.

      Advice: He's basically been the Kyle Korver of the D-League, making 51.0 percent from beyond the arc for 4.8 treys per game in 11 outings this season. Dawkins is also handing out 3.4 assists per game and the Celtics could use some guys to play on the wing. Obviously, there's no need to pay attention to this news unless you're in a very deep league. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:39 am
    • 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
       
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Dion Waiters loving life with the OKC Thunder
      Dion Waiters said joining the Thunder is a "great situation" for him.

      Advice: "I get to play my game, and that is what it's about: being able to play and not having to look over your shoulder," he said. It is a pretty clear dig at the Cavs, but it's also Waiters being very honest. In five games with OKC, Waiters is averaging 14.4 points, 2.0 steals and 1.2 triples on 45.3 percent shooting while seeing 27.5 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:10 am
    • Gordon Hayward, Trey Burke struggle Sunday
      Gordon Hayward and Trey Burke both shot 4-of-15 from the field during Sunday's loss in San Antonio, combining for 18 points in an ugly road loss.

      Advice: Burke had eight assists and Hayward had five assists and three steals, but Utah never threatened after scoring just 27 points in the first half. Hayward's value has slipped after a torrid start to the season, but he's still returning top-50 value over the past month with averages of 19.3 points, 1.8 triples, 3.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.0 steals per game. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 6:30 pm
    • Dion Waiters scores 16 pts on 7-of-9 shooting
      Dion Waiters made 7-of-9 shots in 21 minutes vs. the Magic, finishing an easy win in Orlando with 16 points, one 3-pointer, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: It hasn't taken long for Waiters to establish himself as a primary bench option for the Thunder, usurping minutes and shot attempts from Reggie Jackson (13 points in 20 minutes) in the process. Waiters' playing time and usage rate have been high enough to roster him in most fantasy leagues, but don't be surprised if his FG percentage regresses toward his season average of 40.3 percent. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 5:46 pm
    • Tyreke Evans hits game-winner on Sunday
      Tyreke Evans filled up the stat sheet during Sunday's win over the Raptors, scoring 26 points (including a game-winning layup), with five rebounds, five assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, and four turnovers.

      Advice: Evans was both aggressive and efficient in this one shooting 9-of-14 from the field and 7-of-9 from the line, and this game will make Friday's disappointing effort a distant memory. It's unclear how long Jrue Holiday (ankle) is going to be out of the lineup, but Evans should continue to start at point guard for as long as Holiday is sidelined. He's averaging 18.1 points, 5.2 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.2 steals as a starter for New Orleans. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 3:15 pm
    • Coach Flip Saunders praises Andrew Wiggins
      Coach Flip Saunders praised Andrew Wiggins after he scored a career-high 31 points in a win over the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: "It’s almost astonishing his confidence level," Saunders said of Wiggins. "He just keeps continuing to get better and amaze, whether its offense, blocking shots, rebounds, he’s doing a bit of everything." Wiggins has shown a ton of improvement since the beginning of the season, and there is no doubt that he has become a must-own fantasy asset in all leagues. Congrats are in order if you were able to buy-low on the rookie earlier in the season. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 9:21 am
    • Klay Thompson has career-high five blocks
      Klay Thompson started hot against the Rockets on Saturday, making 9-of-15 from the field for 27 points with five rebounds, two assist, one steal, five blocks and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: His five blocks were a career high and he did a fantastic job on James Harden. Thompson has avoided a slump for basically the entire season and is hot over his last five, averaging 22.8 points, 4.2 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.6 blocks, 0.8 steals and 3.0 triples on 51.9 percent from the field. Good thing the Warriors didn't trade him for Kevin Love. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 9:48 pm
    • James Harden had huge letdown vs. Warriors
      James Harden didn't show up against the Warriors on Saturday, making 4-of-15 from the field for 12 points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and no 3-pointers.

      Advice: Sometimes when you win, you actually lose, and sometimes when you lose, you actually win. Not this time, though. Harden was a big letdown on the main stage tonight, but he'll bounce back on Monday against the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 9:20 pm
    • Andrew Wiggins drops career-high 31 points
      Andrew Wiggins scored a career-high 31 points on 11-of-17 shooting in a win over the Nuggets on Saturday, adding nine boards, four assists, one steal, three blocks and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: It was easily the best game of his NBA career and the rookie has been on a tear after a slow start to the season. While the return of Kevin Martin (wrist) and Shabazz Muhammad (abdominals) could reduce his workload, Wiggins will likely be a must-start option for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 8:44 pm
    • K.J. McDaniels has a bad game again
      K.J. McDaniels made just 2-of-10 from the field for four points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 27 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

      Advice: Yuck. While his highlight is full of blocks, his defensive numbers are phenomenal this season. In his previous four games, he held his man 8.9 percent below his average. Yes, defensive field goal percentage is not a category, but it will lead to playing time. His upside makes him worth holding, even with his recent struggles on offense this weekend. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 7:12 pm
    • Brian Roberts can't put 40 mins. to good use
      Brian Roberts didn't do much with his 40 minutes of playing time on Saturday, making 2-of-12 from the field for six points, two rebounds, four assists and one turnover.

      Advice: It's not easy for a point guard to play this much and do next to nothing, especially with Roberts doing the vast majority of the ball handling tonight. Before tonight, only 28.4 percent of his shots came off catch-and-shoot attempts, so he was capable of producing his own offense -- not tonight, apparently. Kemba Walker (knee) shouldn’t be out long, so leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 6:50 pm
    • 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
       
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Brian Roberts will start on Saturday vs. IND
      Brian Roberts will draw the start in place of Kemba Walker (knee) on Saturday against the Pacers.

      Advice: There is still no indication that Walker will miss any additional action, so Roberts should only be considered in deeper leagues for short-term value or as a cheap plug-and-play option in daily leagues. For what it's worth, Roberts is averaging 6.5 points and 2 assists in 16.4 minters per game on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 8:26 am
    • Hayward goes for 31 & 7 in win over Lakers
      Gordon Hayward scored 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block in the Jazz's 94-85 win over the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: On a night of huge performances this one fits right in. He has settled into top 30-40 production and that's what owners should expect going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 11:20 pm
    • Ingles has another quiet but versatile line
      Joe Ingles scored three points on 1-of-2 shooting (all threes) with two rebounds, four assists and a career-high three steals in 22 minutes on Friday against the Lakers.

      Advice: Ingles has quietly played at a mid-round level over his last three games, but he needs to stave off the return of Rodney Hood and then after that keep it up. Chances are he can't do it, but his versatility should be noted if he's able to work his way into consistent minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 11:18 pm
    • Lin can't get it done against the Jazz
      Jeremy Lin couldn't get it done against the Jazz on Friday, scoring just six points on 3-of-10 shooting with two rebounds, three assists and two steals in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Lin had all the point guard minutes to himself, Kobe was out, and he had a questionable defender in Trey Burke. He just doesn't look like the player he was in Houston and Byron Scott isn't exactly working miracles to help bust him out of his slump. Lin has low-end value in 12-team formats on the season, but he remains one of the more frustrating players to wait on this season. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 11:03 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs Was
    • Afflalo scores 16 points with three treys
      Arron Afflalo scored 16 points on 6-of-17 shooting with five rebounds, three treys and one steal in Friday's loss to the Mavs.

      Advice: Afflalo is a low-end asset in 12-team leagues and this inefficient line isn't going to change that calculus. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:41 pm
    • Andrew Wiggins scores 17 on solid line
      Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points against the Suns during a 110-99 loss on Friday with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He's figured it out. Wiggins was making just 42.3 percent from the field on the season before tonight, but he has been above that percentage in 10 of his last 11 games. It looks like it'll be a strong finish for Wiggins this season and it's just the beginning for his owners in keeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:36 pm
    • Mo Williams rolls again on Friday night
      Mo Williams kept it going against the Suns on Friday with 26 points, two rebounds, five assists, three steals and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: It was half of his 52-point explosion on Tuesday, but this was still a monster game. Williams is really the only reliable guard scorer they have right now, so he should put up big numbers until Ricky Rubio (ankle) can return. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:20 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jackson plays just 18 minutes off the bench
      Reggie Jackson logged just 18 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Warriors, scoring nine points on 3-of-11 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds and two assists.

      Advice: Jackson is persona non grata in Oklahoma City and he's unlikely to hold any value in standard leagues unless somebody ahead of him gets hurt or he gets traded. Yes, he has great upside in the right situation, but owners have to know fully well that they're stashing for those two scenarios and nothing else. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 9:49 pm
    • Waiters scores 21 points off the bench
      Dion Waiters scored 21 points off the bench on Friday against the Warriors, hitting 8-of-16 shots (including two threes) with four rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block in a whopping 37 minutes.

      Advice: Scott Brooks might literally kick Reggie Jackson (nine points, 18 minutes) out the door when it's all said and done, and Waiters looked really strong last night. A boom or bust player thus far in his career (and mostly bust), he has borderline value in 12-team formats over his last five games. He's worth a look after a night like this, but keep in mind his role and fantasy stat set aren't working in his favor. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 9:47 pm
    • Thompson scores 32 points with three treys
      Klay Thompson scored 32 points on 12-of-22 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and three treys in the Warriors' road loss to the Thunder on Friday.

      Advice: Thompson can get lost in the shuffle with Steph Curry (19 points, six assists, two threes, two steals) leading fantasy leagues, but he's a late first-round guy himself. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 9:43 pm
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