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  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) starting vs. Nuggets
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) will play on Tuesday, as expected.

    Advice: He was technically listed as 'probable' and the Bulls have been understandably protective of Rose early in the season, so fantasy owners are wise to check his status before every game. He scored 18 points in a somewhat passive performance on Monday and we can only hope he'll continue to build on that performance without any health-related setbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:42 pm
  • Matt Bonner (stomach virus) probable for Wed.
    Matt Bonner (stomach virus) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Bonner can give you some 3-pointers, but that's about it. He's averaging 6.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.4 three-pointers this season, so he's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:13 pm
     
    Injured
  • Matt Bonner (illness) probable vs. Pacers
    Matt Bonner (stomach virus) is probable for Wednesday’s game vs. Indiana.

    Advice: Bonner sat out Saturday's game as the Spurs quarantined him to avoid spreading his illness, but he's recovered and might even return to the starting lineup with Tiago Splitter sidelined. He's a poor source of fantasy value beyond the handful of 3-pointers he offers per game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:08 pm
     
    Injured
  • Nate Wolters (flu) out Tuesday vs. DET
    Nate Wolters (flu) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Pistons, and will not make the Bucks' two game road trip.

    Advice: Wolters is averaging 3.0 points and 2.0 this season on 33.3 percent shooting from the field, so his absence will go largely unnoticed in most fantasy circles. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:45 pm
  • Boozer (shoulder) misses Tuesday's practice
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) did not practice on Tuesday, and remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: If Boozer is unable to go, Ed Davis (ankle) will draw another start. Davis struggled with foul trouble during his last outing, fouling out in just 22 minutes of action, but if he can get that under control he could provide some nice value in the blocks category. Davis figures to be a low-end option in standard leagues as the starting power forward for the Lakers, but a matchup vs. Memphis isn't exactly alluring. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:05 pm
     
    Injured
  • Pau Gasol (calf) probable for Tuesday vs. DEN
    Pau Gasol (calf) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Gasol is an absolute must-start option when he plays, but given the fact that Tom Thibodeau plays rather loosely with the term "probable," owners will want to check back closer to tip-off for an official update. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:29 pm
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) probable for Tuesday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Owners will want to check back for an official update on Rose's status as we draw closer to Tuesday's tip, but it's looking like he'll try and give it a go. Rose is coming off an 18-point outing vs. Utah, and has a favorable matchup tonight against the Nuggets. If he plays, Aaron Brooks won't be worth using in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:21 pm
  • Mike Miller runs w/ starter during practice
    Mike Miller ran with the starting unit during Tuesday's practice, but head coach David Blatt hasn't yet made a decision who will start at shooting guard on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is something worth watching, as Shawn Marion's status as the starting SG has always been viewed as a short-term experiment. Rookie Joe Harris' name has come up as a potential starter in the past, but his minutes have come down a bit and it appears he's lost some momentum. Miller is a quality 3-point shooter, and LeBron James is a fan of him from their days together in Miami. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with Miller, but it's certainly a situation worth monitoring. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:49 am
  • Nene's absence could mean Beal starts
    With Nene expected to miss a few games with a foot injury, it's possible the Wizards are ready to start Bradley Beal over Garrett Temple.

    Advice: As Kyle Weidie notes, the Wizards will miss Nene's passing skills and his absence could be the impetus to get Beal back into the starting unit sooner than later. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:20 am
  • Pelicans likely to start Darius Miller
    The Pelicans are expected to start Darius Miller in place of Eric Gordon (shoulder) on Tuesday against the Kings.

    Advice: Tyreke Evans will move over to shooting guard, which is a position he thrived in last season. Obviously, Miller is not going to be the main answer here with several DNP-CDs, only 7.3 minutes per game, and 25.0 percent shooting this season. In fact, his big outlier was a 17-minute outing during the Pelicans beatdown of the Wolves 139-91 back on Nov. 14. He's only worth a look in an extremely deep league. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:43 am
  • Otto Porter goes through shootaround
    Otto Porter (hamstring) went through shootaround on Tuesday and is a game-time decision to face the Hawks.

    Advice: Going through shootaround usually means a player will go and he said he can "definitely" go, but Porter is a little different considering how he's aggravated his hamstrings before. Fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting much from him anyway now that Bradley Beal is back. Plus, Martell Webster (back) is getting closer, too. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:41 am
     
    Injured
    L, 106-102 vs Atl
  • Larry Sanders shares source of inspiration
    Larry Sanders spoke about the importance of sacred idols as the source of his inspiration.

    Advice: When asked during an interview about what inspires him outside of basketball, Sanders showed his theological side. "I would just say, I really look to sacred idols," Sanders said. "I feel people who draw other people to God. So, Buddha, Jesus, just all the sacred icons. It's all theosis." While the 26-year-old has had a rough start to the 2014-15 regular season, he's still worth holding onto in standard leagues due to his potential to put up huge block numbers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:02 am
  • Thibodeau says Rose not real comfortable
    Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Derrick Rose (hamstring) is not real comfortable right now.

    Advice: Rose scored 18 points with five assists, one steal, and three 3-pointers during Monday's win over the Jazz, but will be listed as day-to-day for Tuesday's game against Denver. "I thought he did a lot of good things," Thibodeau said. "You could see he's not real comfortable with the ball yet, but that will come. When Derrick strings some games together, he's going to take off." We'll update Rose's status as soon as possible, but Aaron Brooks would get a value boost if D-Rose is unable to play Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:47 am
  • Derrick Rose returned to action on Monday November 24. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Pau Gasol returned to action on Monday November 24. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Favors goes for 21 and 15 against the Bulls
    Derrick Favors scored 21 points on 10-of-17 shooting with a season-high 15 rebounds and one steal in Monday's 97-95 loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: Favors is up-and-down a little bit but he's more or less playing near his ADP. He's averaging 15.6 points, 8.4 boards and a combined 2.2 steals and blocks per game, which has returned top 50-60 value on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:05 pm
  • Kanter has productive night against Bulls
    Enes Kanter scored 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block over 33 minutes in Monday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: Kanter is averaging just 0.2 steals and 0.2 blocks per game, so if you're using him you probably wanted to uncork some cheap champagne tonight. He's more of a 14-team guy given his lack of statistical upside in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:03 pm
  • Pau Gasol (calf) returns, goes for 23 & 9
    Pau Gasol (calf) returned to action in Monday's two-point win over the Jazz and will be day-to-day entering Tuesday's game in Denver, scoring 23 points on 11-of-20 shooting with nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Gasol is turning in a top 15-20 season so far when he's on the floor and the thing that stands out are his blocks. Averaging 2.5 per game on the year, it's a full block per game more than any of his last three seasons and it begs the question of when that's going to give. Even dating back to the preseason, his blocks have been a constant. Tom Thibodeau said after the game he wasn't sure about his status for Tuesday's game, so we have him on the injury report, but we haven't seen any specific sign that he won't play. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:58 pm
  • Rose (hamstring) returns but still day-to-day
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) returned to action in Monday's win but ended the night with a day-to-day status for Tuesday's game in Denver, and finished with 18 points on 5-of-10 shooting, three treys, three boards, five assists and one steal in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Tom Thibodeau was reportedly frustrated after the game according to beat writer Nick Friedell. When asked if he would play in Denver, Thibs said "I would hope so. Jeez. We'll see tomorrow I guess." Thibs added, "When Derrick strings some games together he's going to take off. He's got to go. That's the bottom line. He's got to go." He's going to be day-to-day for a while until he proves he's not. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Jimmy Butler on the loose again on Monday
    Jimmy Butler scored 25 points on 8-of-16 shooting (1-of-2 from deep, 8-of-9 from the line) with two rebounds, two assists and four steals in Monday's win.

    Advice: We keep waiting for Butler's shooting to fall at least a little bit but it just doesn't happen. Playing at a top 10-15 level, he has a heavy lift to stay in that lofty space. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:47 pm
  • Brooks scores 10 points in 23 minutes
    Aaron Brooks scored 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: With the Bulls' point guard position in constant flux, there's not a lot to hang onto here for owners. If you want to move on, it makes sense, but if you want to see if he's the last point guard standing you better know it's a risky stash. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Stuckey (wrist) productive in busy 32 minutes
    Rodney Stuckey (wrist) logged 32 minutes on Monday against the Mavs, scoring 12 points on 2-of-9 shooting (2-of-3 from deep, 6-of-6 from the line) with three rebounds, five assists and one steal.

    Advice: Given his inability to stay healthy the heavy workloads recently are an uncomfortable bonus, so give him a look in deeper formats but don't drop anybody of real value just yet. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Pau Gasol will start against the Jazz
    Pau Gasol (calf) will start against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: He was probable for the game and it sounds like he's good to go for tonight. With Gasol back, Nikola Mirotic isn't as attractive, but he should still get minutes in the 20s. Gasol owners will want to put him in their lineups with a matchup against Enes Kanter. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:32 pm
  • Bulls PR: Derrick Rose will start vs. Jazz
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) is listed as the starter for Monday against the Jazz and will play.

    Advice: This is coming from a team official and that has held up so far, so Rose is likely a go tonight. Fantasy owners can pencil him into the starting lineup, but of course anything could happen. Aaron Brooks will come off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:27 pm
  • Pau Gasol is still a game-time call
    Coach Tom Thibodeau is confident Pau Gasol (calf) will play on Monday.

    Advice: He is still going to warm up and the Bulls will go from there. This update is basically meaningless, so check back shortly to see what the Bulls decide to do. If he's out, Nikola Mirotic will get some serious run. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:41 pm
  • Thibs is confident Rose & Gasol play vs. Jazz
    Coach Tom Thibodeau is confident Derrick Rose (hamstring) and Pau Gasol (calf) will play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: Obviously, we don't really trust Thibs here and Gasol and Rose fantasy owners will want to check back for an update. We'll keep you posted. If Rose is out, Aaron Brooks is a nice play against Trey Burke. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:34 pm
  • Carlos Boozer misses practice on Monday
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) missed practice on Monday.

    Advice: He missed Sunday's game against the Nuggets despite being listed as probable. Boozer has been a guy who usually takes a lot longer to get over his injuries, so there is a chance he sits on Wednesday against the Grizzlies. If that is the case, Ed Davis (ankle) and Robert Sacre will get some more playing time. Jordan Hill also played a ridiculous 42 minutes on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:22 pm
     
    Injured
  • Otto Porter is a game-time call on Monday
    Otto Porter (hamstring) is a game-time decision for Tuesday against the Hawks.

    Advice: He was able to go through practice today and he's likely a little closer to probable. Porter had some major issues with is hamstrings in his first offseason in 2013, so the Wizards will likely be careful. Paul Pierce may get a few more minutes coming off a tremendous game on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:24 am
     
    Injured
    L, 106-102 vs Atl
  • Otto Porter (hamstring) practices on Monday
    Otto Porter (hamstring) was able to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Porter was able to practice in full, so we expect him to be fully ready for the Wizards' next game on Tuesday. It's been an inconsistent season for Porter who has failed to live up to some of the preseason hype. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:58 am
     
    Injured
    L, 106-102 vs Atl
  • Nate Wolters misses practice on Monday
    Nate Wolters (illness) did not practice on Monday.

    Advice: The illness is new, and there's no word on a timetable, so we're going to mark him as sidelined for the time being. Wolters hasn't been blurbed in over a month, and he's an absolute non-factor in fantasy leagues this season under Jason Kidd. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:48 am
  • Rodney Stuckey upgraded to probable Monday
    Rodney Stuckey (left wrist) has been upgraded to probable on Monday after going through shootaround on Monday.

    Advice: Previously listed as questionable, Stuckey's probable designation is a good indication that he'll give it a go. Now that he's healthy enough to play, he'll look to build on the meager production he's amassed so far this season. We'd like to see him stay healthy and be a lot more efficient before recommending him as a fantasy play, but that may be asking too much. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 am
  • Pau Gasol now a game-time call on Monday
    Pau Gasol (calf) is now a game-time decision for Monday's game versus Utah.

    Advice: Gasol was previously listed as probable, so the game-time decision designation is actually a downgrade. Regardless, Gasol said he was feeling good about returning, so it would be a surprise if he can't go. However, we've seen surprises with Gasol and the Bulls' injury report this season, so we're not ruling it out. If Gasol doesn't play, Nikola Mirotic would be in line for a big role with Taj Gibson (ankle) already ruled out. Joakim Noah would also play as many minutes as he can handle. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:50 am
  • Rose, Gasol both game-time calls on Monday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) and Pau Gasol (calf) are both game-time decisions on Monday against Utah.

    Advice: Previously Rose was questionable, so that's nothing new. Gasol was being listed as probable, and there's no use in guessing with Chicago's injury situation since the designations are largely meaningless in their reports. Gasol should play, but we've already been burned by his being "probable" before this season. With Kirk Hinrich (chest) questionable at best, Aaron Brooks and E'Twaun Moore would likely be the Bulls' point guards if Rose doesn't play. Rose did say he is feeling better and is confident about playing vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday if he can't go on Monday. The good news is he's no longer having pain in his hamstring. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:47 am
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) iffy to return Mon.
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) went through Sunday's practice but he remains questionable to play vs. the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: This is nothing new for Rose's fantasy owners as he's been a perpetual game-time decision all season. He doesn't want to return until he's completely healthy, which is both understandable and frustrating, as his participation in practice doesn't usually mean much. Check back closer to Monday's tip-off for the final word on his status. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:53 pm
  • Carlos Boozer (shoulder) ruled out vs. Denver
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) will not play vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: He was listed as probable after missing Saturday's practice, was downgraded to questionable on Sunday afternoon, and ultimately ruled out an hour before tip-off. Ed Davis will get the start at PF in his absence, which should shore up the Lakers' leaky interior defense, and he's worth spot-starting as long as Boozer is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:12 pm
     
    Injured
  • Butler wants Rose to be healthy for playoffs
    Jimmy Butler wants Derrick Rose to be 100 percent healthy for a deep playoff run this season.

    Advice: "Man, [Rose’s] head is in the same place all of our heads are in, and that’s wanting to win a championship," Butler said. "That’s what he’s getting ready for. That’s what we’re getting ready for. We want him to be 100 percent – not 99 – because you come back too early and you’re risking another injury. He’s fine. He’s our leader, and he knows what he’s doing." Owners of Rose will want to have the aspirin nearby this season, as he's bound for plenty of random rest days, and very late game-time decisions. Rose has been more risk than reward this season, and all owners can do is hope he has a strong second half. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:15 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey (wrist) questionable for Mon.
    Rodney Stuckey (sprained left wrist) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Dallas.

    Advice: The injury is to his non-shooting hand, so there's the positive in this situation. Stuckey just hasn't been able to stay healthy this season, and is currently averaging just 10.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game on 38.2 percent shooting from the field. Stuckey will have plenty of opportunity when he's finally able to play, but right now, he doesn't look to be worth owning in standard leagues. If he's unable to go, Donald Sloan will continue to get all the minutes he can handle. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:47 pm
  • Carlos Boozer (shoulder) questionable Sunday
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: If Boozer is unable to go, Ed Davis will draw the start, and depending on how Davis fares the move could become permanent. Scott has grown tired of Boozer's uninspired play on the defensive end, as he's currently sitting on a +/- rating of minus-90 on the season. Meanwhile, Davis has been racking up the defensive stats in limited playing time and is currently a plus-6 on the year. If Boozer is unable to suit up Sunday, Davis could see his minutes in the 30s, and would make for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:06 pm
     
    Injured
  • Pau Gasol probable, Derrick Rose questionable
    Pau Gasol (calf) is probable for Monday's game against Utah, while Derrick Rose (hamstring) remains questionable.

    Advice: Gasol said that he's feeling much better and chances are "pretty high" he'll return, while Rose's situation remains the status quo. I Gasol is unable to go for some reason, Nikola Mirotic would be in for a heavy heaping of minutes with Taj Gibson (ankle) already ruled out for Monday and Tuesday. Meanwhile, it's looking like Aaron Brooks' show if Rose sits with Kirk Hinrich (chest) doubtful. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:35 am
  • Otto Porter downplays hamstring injury
    Otto Porter said that his hamstring injury is minor and may be the result of dehydration and fatigue, but he remains questionable to practice on Monday.

    Advice: "Just a lot of soreness [on Saturday]," said Porter. "I didn’t want to make it into a big injury ... I’ve been through injuries before so I knew from the start it wasn’t nothing serious." Paul Pierce and Rasual Butler both picked up more minutes in Porter's absence but it sounds like he may return to the lineup for Tuesday's home game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:11 am
     
    Injured
    L, 106-102 vs Atl
  • Derrick Favors has a double-double
    Derrick Favors double-doubled against the Pelicans during a 106-94 loss on Saturday with 13 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He had a front-row seat for the Anthony Davis Show, but Favors wasn't too bad on the offensive side of the ball. Favors has two sub-par games in a row and his foul shooting is coming down, but his owners shouldn't be overly concerned. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:23 pm
  • Bradley Beal looks great again
    Bradley Beal looked good against the Bucks on Saturday with 17 points, two rebounds, six assists and one turnover in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He's played starter's minutes in each of the last two games and coach Randy Wittman will likely be putting him in the starting lineup any day now. Beal has third-round upside and just needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:39 pm
  • Larry Sanders gets his minutes in check
    Larry Sanders played 19 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday with five points, four rebounds, one steal and four blocks.

    Advice: He fouls too much and the Bucks run an 11-man rotation, so that leaves a lot to be desired from the 2012-13 breakout player. Still, the blocks make him someone worth holding on to just in case coach Jason Kidd decides to tighten his rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:25 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey exits w/ sprained left wrist
    Rodney Stuckey sprained his left wrist after tripping over a photographer on Saturday, and he will not return.

    Advice: Stuckey is already struggling with his conditioning after missing time due to a foot injury, and we can only hope that this injury doesn't cost him any more time. X-rays were negative and we're considering him questionable for Monday's road game in Dallas -- with C.J. Watson (foot) and George Hill (ankle) already ruled out, Donald Sloan may need to once again log 40+ minutes if Stuckey doesn't suit up. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:08 pm
  • Otto Porter will not play on Saturday night
    Otto Porter will not play on Saturday night due to a left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: He actually had some major hamstring issues in 2013 summer league, but that was to his right hamstring. Paul Pierce will play a little more while the Wizards could also use Bradley Beal at small forward off the bench as well. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:40 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 106-102 vs Atl
  • Bradley Beal off the bench yet again on Sat
    Bradley Beal is coming off the bench again on Saturday against the Bucks.

    Advice: Coach Randy Wittman does not want to throw Beal out there in the starting lineup, but he should still get plenty of minutes. Perhaps he didn't want to tweak his rotation in a back-to-back because it worked for him. Regardless, start Beal in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:15 pm
  • Matt Bonner (illness) will not play on Sat.
    Matt Bonner (illness) will not play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: He was doubtful and his illness will cost him his third game. Bonner has been helpful for the Spurs while Tiago Splitter (calf) has been out, but he's usually not worth starting in almost any fantasy league. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:54 pm
     
    Injured
  • Carlos Boozer has a sore shoulder issue
    Carlos Boozer is dealing with a sore shoulder and missed Saturday's practice, but he's probable to play vs. Denver on Sunday.

    Advice: There is no indication that he is in jeopardy of missing Sunday's game against the Nuggets. Boozer doesn't have any red flags on his shoulder and he probably just had a little too much contact at some point. If this does become an issue, Ed Davis would be a hot pickup. To be clear, Boozer sounds like he's OK. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:27 pm
     
    Injured
  • Matt Bonner (illness) doubtful for Saturday
    Matt Bonner (illness) is doubtful to face the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs have seen Boris Diaw flourish in the starting lineup over the past couple games and he should get another chance tonight. If you want to give him a look in a daily league, it makes sense. Bonner has very little fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:37 am
     
    Injured
  • Pau Gasol (calf) does on-court drills Friday
    Pau Gasol (calf) went through on-court drills on Friday and wrote that he's "getting closer to [a] return."

    Advice: Gasol could return Monday in Utah or Tuesday in Denver. His improving health is welcome news for Chicago, which has lost two straight games and may be forced to play without Taj Gibson (ankle) for a while. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:25 am
  • Aaron Brooks stinks in 24 minutes
    Aaron Brooks played only 24 minutes against the Blazers during a 105-87 loss, scoring 12 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls did not have Kirk Hinrich (chest) or Derrick Rose (hamstring) tonight, but this game was a blowout. Brooks should get more run on Monday with Hinrich and Rose very questionable to play. His owners shouldn't panic, but he's obviously not a must-own player because he is more of a stop-gap fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:20 pm
  • Jimmy Butler has an overdue dud vs. POR
    Jimmy Butler scored nine points with four rebounds, two assists and one steal on 3-of-13 from the field against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He's been one of the best players in the NBA this season and obviously gets a pass here. Butler's shot selection wasn't as great tonight, but there is no need to worry thanks to taking much smarter shots throughout the season. He'll likely get it going again on Monday against the Jazz. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:17 pm
  • Favors nears double-double in blowout loss
    Derrick Favors scored 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks in Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: This was as good as it got in the starting lineup in yet another terrible basketball game on Friday. Enes Kanter scored 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting with five rebounds, three assists and five turnovers but as usual had no steals or blocks, Trey Burke fell off a cliff with two points (1-of-8 FGs), five assists, one steal, and Alec Burks hit 3-of-10 shots for nine points, four boards and a three. Woof. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:38 pm
  • Bradley Beal logs 32 minutes in 12-5-5 line
    Bradley Beal played 32 minutes off the bench against the Cavs on Friday, scoring 12 points with five rebounds, five assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He looked great tonight and it would be a shock for him not to start against the Bucks on Saturday. Beal was outstanding last season with the Wizards and could improve in his third year. He just needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:59 pm
  • Bradley Beal coming off the bench again Fri.
    Bradley Beal will again come off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: It's really only a matter of time until Beal takes back his job with the starting unit, and the Wizards are simply easing him back into the rotation. Beal was able to put up 21 points over just 26 minutes of action during his last outing, to go with three 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists, two turnovers, and a steal, so he's going to get his whether he's starting or coming off the bench. He has a favorable matchup tonight vs. the Cavs, so owners can go ahead and roll him out there. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:25 pm
  • Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup
    Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup against the Raptors.

    Advice: We just thought we'd throw that out there considering it was an issue with him last time. Start Sanders like you normally would and hope he avoids foul trouble. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:08 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey working on his conditioning
    Rodney Stuckey is working on getting his conditioning back after spending two weeks on the sidelines.

    Advice: "I only played 26 minutes, but it felt like I played 35," Stuckey said after Wednesday's win over the Hornets. "It’s all about getting my legs back underneath me and getting my wind back up. Here within the next week or so I should be back to normal." Stuckey is going to be eased back into the rotation, but with George Hill (knee) and C.J. Watson (foot) out he'll have plenty of opportunity. However, he really doesn't do much aside from score, so he's not necessarily a must-own guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:09 pm
  • Pau Gasol will not play on Friday night
    Pau Gasol (calf) will not play against the Blazers on Friday night.

    Advice: This will be his third game out of the lineup since being called "probable" for Monday. Gasol has been outstanding with the Bulls, but perhaps he was playing too many minutes. Taj Gibson was a letdown on Thursday thanks to Jason Thompson playing out of his mind on defense, but his owners should fire him up in all leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:52 pm
  • Bradley Beal says he wants to play more
    Bradley Beal said he wants to play more this season.

    Advice: "At the end of the day, we had some good lineups and good things going before I came back," Beal said. "So what Coach is doing, I have no problem with it at all. As far as me coming off the bench, me playing the minutes I’m playing, that’s totally his call." Beal is going to start and it's probably going to happen tonight against the Cavs. His fantasy owners will want to put him in their lineup as he looks to back up his words that he and John Wall are a better backcourt than Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:15 pm
  • Larry Sanders left thigh now 100 percent
    Larry Sanders said that he's fully healed from his left thigh injury he sustained during Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: It's nice to know that he's healthy, but it would be better if he could start contributing consistently. Sanders is averaging 6.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game this season while shooting 41.1 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from the charity stripe. Those poor shooting percentages are keeping him out of the top-100, and right now he doesn't look like much more than a blocks specialist in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:58 am
  • Matt Bonner (stomach) out Friday vs. Boston
    Matt Bonner (stomach illness) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Bonner has little fantasy value in most fantasy leagues, and his absence just means more minutes for Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw, and Aron Baynes. Bonner can remain on the wire in nearly all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:22 am
     
    Injured
  • Aaron Brooks scores 12 points in a loss
    Aaron Brooks played down the stretch against the Kings during a 103-88 loss on Thursday, scoring 12 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Kirk Hinrich (chest) suffered an injury tonight and the extent is not yet known. If Hinrich is out, Brooks would pick up all the minutes he can handle. Considering it's just a chest injury, fantasy owners shouldn't be too aggressive on adding Brooks. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:30 pm
  • Jimmy Butler scores 23 points
    Jimmy Butler scored 23 points against the Kings on Thursday with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and three turnovers.

    Advice: He operated out of the post quite a bit, but he had nine of his 11 makes come off an assist tonight. Butler has been the go-to option for the Bulls these days, but his usage takes a massive hit when Derrick Rose (hamstring) is on the floor. He's putting up first-round value right now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:14 pm
  • Matt Bonner (stomach) questionable for Friday
    Matt Bonner (stomach illness) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Bonner is averaging just 6.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.4 three-pointers on the season, and that pretty much tells you all you need to know about Bonner's non-existent fantasy value. Feel free to leave The Red Mamba on the wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:21 pm
     
    Injured
  • Pau Gasol (calf) will not play vs. Sacramento
    Pau Gasol (strained calf) will not play vs. the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: He's questionable to return for Friday's game vs. the Blazers, but said on Wednesday that he must be patient to avoid aggravating the injury. Hopefully his status will once again be determined after Chicago's shootaround, rather than moments before tip-off. Taj Gibson is a terrific option with Gasol out on Thursday, especially with Joakim Noah still playing on a minute-limit. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:43 am
  • Carlos Boozer turns in another big game
    Carlos Boozer scored 12 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 30 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He shot just 5-of-15 from the field and wasn't quite as hot as his 20-point, 10-board game on Tuesday. Nobody will bother trading for Boozer in your fantasy league, but he's worth owning as a low-upside guy for his points and boards. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:10 am
     
    Injured
  • Larry Sanders plays 14 minutes
    Larry Sanders played 14 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday with four points, four boards and one turnover.

    Advice: He was a game-time decision tonight and the Bucks didn't announce he was a go until after the 7:30 start time in Brooklyn. Sanders will likely have his minutes limited in his next game on Friday, so his owners should have low expectations against the Raptors on Friday. Check back for updates, assuming the team provides them. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:58 pm
  • Bradley Beal debuts, scores 21 points
    Bradley Beal made his season debut and came off the bench, hitting 9-of-17 shots and three 3-pointers for 21 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 26 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's back and Garrett Temple started, but played just 13 minutes for two points. Get Beal in your lineup and pray that he can stay out of the trainer's room for the rest of the season. He looked great tonight, and should be back in the starting lineup on Friday against the Cavaliers. And if you own Temple, it's time to move on. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:44 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey take a lot of shots in return
    Rodney Stuckey returned to the lineup on Wednesday against the Hornets, making 5-of-13 from the field for 11 points with two rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He played mostly shooting guard and continues to turn in a high usage rate. Stuckey logged only 13.3 minutes per game, but now he's likely going to stay in the mid-20 range. Considering he doesn't usually shoot the ball well and doesn't do much outside of scoring, he's not a great player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:46 pm
  • Larry Sanders is starting on Wednesday
    Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: In usual Bucks fashion, this update comes at 7:37 pm EST for the 7:30 game. Sanders' thigh issue may limit him and his minutes have been a bit erratic anyway, so he should be on the bench in most fantasy leagues. Zaza Pachulia will move back into the second unit tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:36 pm
  • Bradley Beal is coming off the bench
    Bradley Beal (wrist) will come off the bench in his season debut against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Garrett Temple will likely get his last start with Beal active tonight. Fantasy owners shouldn't have high hopes for Beal with an expected minutes limit. He obviously should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:53 pm
  • Larry Sanders is a game-time call vs. Nets
    Larry Sanders (thigh) is a game-time call on Wednesday night to face the Nets.

    Advice: He was a late scratch on Tuesday and there is a good chance he misses tonight. Zaza Pachulia is coming off a nice game and would be a desperate plug-and-play option on a busy night in the NBA. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:28 pm
  • Bradley Beal activated on Wednesday
    Bradley Beal (wrist) is active for Wednesday night against the Mavs.

    Advice: It's still unclear if he is going to start, but he's very likely to have his minutes limited. Beal will likely see his minutes in the high teens tonight before he gets more run on Friday. Garrett Temple will likely get decent minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:13 pm
  • Matt Bonner out Wednesday w/ stomach illness
    Matt Bonner will not suit up for the Spurs on Wednesday due to a stomach illness.

    Advice: Tiago Splitter (calf) is still on the shelf, so there will be extra opportunities for Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw and Aron Baynes against the Cavaliers' lenient frontcourt. Bonner is coming off a fluky 18-point game vs. the 76ers, but he's too inconsistent for use as more than a 3-point specialist in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:40 pm
     
    Injured
  • Larry Sanders (thigh) questionable Wednesday
    Larry Sanders (thigh) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: He was a late scratch on Tuesday because of his bruised thigh, so owners will want to check back for updates prior to tip-off. If Sanders can't go, expect Zaza Pachulia to draw another start after he double-doubled on Tuesday, but anything is possible with coach Kidd. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:36 am
  • Bradley Beal (wrist) now a game-time decision
    Contrary to a previous report, Bradley Beal (wrist) is now a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against Dallas, though he will come off the bench if he is active as he works his way back into shape.

    Advice: He is now expected to have a discussion with coach Wittman prior to tip-off and it will be up Beal as to whether or not he will play. Owners will want to check back before the game for updates, as Beal would be a must-start player if active for his 3-point shooting. If he can't go, expect Garrett Temple to enjoy the glory for at least one more game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:19 am
  • Rodney Stuckey (foot) will play Wednesday
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) will play in Wednesday's game against Charlotte.

    Advice: This is excellent news for the Pacers as they have been ravaged by injuries all season long. It is unclear how many minutes Stuckey will see Wednesday, but he likely be eased into action. He will be worth a flier in deeper leagues while owners in standard leagues should keep a close eye on him. His return could spell trouble for the value of Donald Sloan and A.J. Price but that remains to be seen. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:16 am
  • Rodney Stuckey (foot) is probable Wednesday
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) is probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Owners in deep leagues should definitely consider taking a flier on him due to the lack of depth the Pacers have right now with George Hill(knee) and C.J. Watson (ankle) still recovering from injury. Stuckey can put up points in a hurry and though his minutes might be limited at first, he could play a huge role for the Pacers this season. If he does suit up, he will eat into the minutes of Donald Sloan while shattering the value of A.J. Price. Check back before tip-off for the latest updates. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:13 am
  • Enes Kanter scores 16 pts, grabs 15 boards
    Enes Kanter scored 16 points and grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds in an easy win vs. the Thunder on Tuesday, making 6-of-16 FGs and 4-of-8 FTs in just 27 minutes of action.

    Advice: This was Kanter's first sub-.500 shooting game since Nov. 7, and he's shooting 85.0 percent from the charity stripe this season, so he gets a pass for the poor percentages. He also had zero assists, steals or blocks tonight, which is an unfortunate trend -- his 8-cat fantasy value is severely limited by averages of 0.4 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.3 blocks per game. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:38 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 10 points in 26 minutes
    Derrick Favors was conspicuously quiet in Tuesday's win vs. the Thunder, scoring 10 points with seven rebounds, two assists and one block in just 26 minutes.

    Advice: He picked up four fouls, which limited his playing time, and credit is due to Serge Ibaka's defense. Favors hasn't been the most consistent player this year, but he's exceeding fantasy owners' expectations with top-40 value and should only get better as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:34 pm
  • Larry Sanders (thigh) traveling on road trip
    Larry Sanders (bruised left thigh) will travel with the Bucks for games on Wednesday and Friday.

    Advice: He remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets, but it's a great sign that he'll join the team for their brief two-game road trip. Zaza Pachulia double-doubled with a full line as a starter in Sanders' absence on Tuesday and would be worth a look for temporary value if Sanders misses any more games. We should know more after Milwaukee's shootaround, so check for updates on Wednesday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:15 pm
  • Carlos Boozer's 20 & 10 help LAL hold off ATL
    The Lakers pulled out a five-point road win in Atlanta on Tuesday, aided by Carlos Boozer's 20 points (10-of-14 shooting), 10 rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: Boozer was torched defensively but made up the difference with solid rebounding and shooting, which is a nice sight after Sunday's dud (six points on 3-of-13 shooting). He's barely clinging to 14-team value this season, but has picked up the pace over the past week and is worth owning if you need points, boards and solid FG percentages. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:07 pm
     
    Injured
  • Larry Sanders a late scratch w/ bruised thigh
    Larry Sanders was a late scratch on Tuesday due to a bruised thigh.

    Advice: Zaza Pachulia will start at center in his absence and John Henson should earn more playing time off the bench, but the injury was reported so late that most fantasy owners will be unable to change their lineups. Sanders has averaged 6.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.8 blocks through the Bucks' first 10 games, despite the fact that he's playing only 22 minutes per game. His injury doesn't sound serious and we're considering him questionable to return for Wednesday's game in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:58 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey probable vs Hornets on Weds
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Stuckey has practiced for the last two days, so it's looking more and more likely that he'll suit up against the Hornets. The Pacers will likely keep his minutes in check on Wednesday, but his return to the lineup will cut into Donald Sloan and A.J. Price's fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:26 am
  • Butler headlines night of big lines for Bulls
    Jimmy Butler scored 22 points on 6-of-17 shooting with six rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one three and a 9-of-10 mark from the foul line in Monday's win.

    Advice: Butler is returning top-10 fantasy value and it's unclear where his shooting percentages are ultimately going to fall because he has clearly improved. Making an ungodly 80.6 percent from the line on 8.0 attempts per game, we're getting past issues involving small sample size too. The safe play is to sell him high in exchange for a well-positioned top-20 asset, but what fun would that be? Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:02 pm
  • Brooks quiet in another missed opportunity
    Aaron Brooks scored just seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with one assist in 20 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: Brooks is going to be measured by how he performs on the nights when Derrick Rose is invariably out, and by this measurement he'll be harder to trust next time out. Rose is day-to-day with his current hamstring injury. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:54 pm
  • Red Mamba scores 18 points in win
    Matt Bonner scored 18 points with one rebound, three assists and four 3-pointers in 20 minutes against the 76ers on Monday.

    Advice: The 76ers will give up big lines and this is one of the funnier ones. Bonner is not worth owning in most leagues, but he's a deep-league spot-start guy while Tiago Splitter (calf) is out. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:24 pm
     
    Injured
  • Rodney Stuckey has a chance to play Wed.
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) has a chance to play on Wednesday against the Hornets.

    Advice: His minutes were held in check before suffering the injury earlier this month. Stuckey was very active while he was on the court, but it's still a little tough to get too excited about him as a fantasy asset. Most owners can take a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 11:14 am
  • Aaron Brooks has a colossal letdown
    Aaron Brooks played just 18 minutes off the bench against the Pacers on Saturday with six points, two rebounds, one assist and three turnovers.

    Advice: Ouch. All signs indicated Brooks was set for a big game tonight because he scored 26 points in the last game without Derrick Rose (hamstring). Rose isn't expected to be out for too long, so there's very little reason to be too attached to Brooks right now. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 8:58 pm
  • Jimmy Buckets indeed: Butler scores 32 points
    Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 32 points against the Pacers on Saturday with six rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

    Advice: The breakout is real, folks. Butler is getting to the free throw line a ton, knocking down jumpers and playing great on the defense end. After tonight's game, Butler will have first-round value in standard leagues and he's arguably been the best pick in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 8:52 pm
  • Derrick Favors shoots the ball well Saturday
    Derrick Favors made 9-of-11 from the field for 18 points in a 111-93 loss to the Raptors on Saturday with six rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He started fast, but the Raptors were clearly committed to keeping him in check in the second half. Favors has shot 9-of-11 in two of his last three games with a 21-12 double-double sandwiched in between. He's rolling for his fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 8:05 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (ankle) probable for Saturday
    Jimmy Butler (ankle) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against Indiana.

    Advice: This news comes out of nowhere, and the Bulls are describing the injury as just soreness in his left ankle. Check back for updates prior to tip-off, but if Butler can't go, expect Kirk Hinrich, Aaron Brooks, and even Tony Snell to pick up some extra minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 7:34 am
  • Boozer nears 20 and 10 game in loss
    Carlos Boozer scored 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting with eight rebounds and two steals in Friday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: Boozer is going to get hot like this every once in a while and owners should take what they get and be ready to move on when he cools off. His upside is practically nil in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 12:32 am
     
    Injured
  • Favors goes for 21 and 12 with three blocks
    Derrick Favors went for 21 and 12 with three blocks in Friday's road win over the Knicks.

    Advice: Favors hit 8-of-15 shots and 5-of-7 free throws as he continues to march along at a top 30-40 pace. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 9:32 pm
  • Kanter plays 12 minutes against the Knicks
    Enes Kanter played just 12 minutes against the Knicks on Friday, scoring six points with five rebounds and no steals or blocks.

    Advice: So much for any momentum gained earlier in the week. The Knicks played small and unless there is some unknown injury it appears as if Quin Snyder simply went small, but it's not a great sign that Kanter's minutes are subject to this type of swing. Weigh out your options and consider a drop if you're looking at a hot free agent. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 9:28 pm
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