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  • Norris Cole (finger) doubtful for Saturday
    Norris Cole (finger) is doubtful to play vs. the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: The original diagnosis of a dislocated finger hasn't been changed, but owners should prepare to be without him for at least one game. Shabazz Napier's playing time gets a big boost with this news, and he'll likely start alongside Mario Chalmers in the backcourt if Cole doesn't play. Napier is worth a look as a temporary option at PG. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:57 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Taj Gibson (ankle) frustrated by third sprain
    Taj Gibson sprained his left ankle for the third time since last year's playoffs on Friday, saying afterward, "I have to stop trying to run back out there and trying to play through these things."

    Advice: "I pushed through a whole summer of trying to rehab the same ankle and it just keeps flaring up," Gibson said. "I just keep having these little bum ankle turns ... I have to be patient ... We've got a long season, but the dog in me wants to be out there and play. I have to learn from this." The ongoing nature of Gibson's injury suggests he'll miss significant time with his latest sprain, though fantasy owners can expect plenty of nebulous injury updates from the Bulls in the days to come. Nikola Mirotic posted a 20-10 game after Gibson went down on Friday, though his role will be limited once Pau Gasol (calf) gets back on the court. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:16 am
     
    Injured
  • Al Horford happy to wear compression shirt
    Al Horford will continue to wear a compression shirt under his jersey, saying that it's "actually helped [him] a lot" as he returns from pectoral surgery.

    Advice: "I never really wanted to wear it," Horford said. "My trainers thought it was a good idea to help me. I was getting very stiff at times. With the shirt I notice it keeps it warm, keeps it tight." Horford is quietly returning to form, averaging 13.8 points on 54.2 percent shooting, 6.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 blocks per game, good enough for top-40 fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:12 am
  • Andrea Bargnani strains calf at practice Fri.
    Andrea Bargnani (strained calf, hamstring) injured himself during Friday's practice and he will not play vs. the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: An MRI revealed the calf strain and he's still recovering from his hamstring strain, and coach Derek Fisher admitted that Bargnani "isn't at a place where you can just put him out there and not be fully concerned." Bargnani has been lousy for the past few seasons, and the Knicks have enough frontcourt depth that he's not worth a speculative pickup. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:57 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Kevin Martin may need right wrist surgery
    Kevin Martin (broken right wrist) will be examined in the next few days to determine if his injury requires surgery.

    Advice: Regardless of whether or not he needs surgery Martin's absence "likely will be at least six weeks," according to beat writer Jerry Zgoda. In the meantime, Minnesota will rely more on Mo Williams, Chase Budinger, Corey Brewer, Shabazz Muhammad, Andrew Wiggins and Robbie Hummel. Head coach Flip Saunders is also interested in picking up free agents but he conceded, "Guys who aren’t playing in our league, there’s probably a reason." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:05 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Nicolas Batum returns in an easy win
    Nicolas Batum returned to the lineup on Friday night against the Bulls with nine points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Blazers had his game in the bag in the third quarter, so there was no need to play Batum more than 20 minutes. He should get better and his fantasy owners shouldn't worry much about his knee contusion being a lingering issue. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:27 pm
  • Green posts fat line in blowout win over UTA
    Draymond Green scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting (including a three) with nine rebounds, five assists and three steals in the Warriors' 101-88 blowout win over the Jazz.

    Advice: The Jazz carried a 15-point edge in fourth quarter garbage time to get the game this close, and Green continued to plow away with his top 35-40 value. Yes, David Lee is coming back at some point and he's going to get minutes, but the Warriors don't look like they're going to make the same mistakes they've made in the past selling Green short. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:53 pm
  • Mozzy has a light night in a win
    Timofey Mozgov scored five points wit four rebounds and three blocks in 26 minutes during a 117-97 win over the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He did get into some foul trouble, but garbage time was the bigger reason why his minutes were so low tonight. Mozgov posted solid averages of 8.7 points, 6.7 boards and 1.2 blocks on 51.5 percent from the field in his last 10 games. He's worth owning in all standards even with JaVale McGee playing well tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Thibs downplays Gibson's ankle injury
    Coach Tom Thibodeau downplayed the ankle injury suffered by Taj Gibson on Friday night against the Blazers, saying he didn't think it was serious despite Gibson leaving the arena on crutches and in a walking boot.

    Advice: X-rays taken were negative but there is a different vibe coming from writers that think he may need at least a little time to get his ankle right. Owners speculating on Nikola Mirotic (24 points, 11 rebounds, four threes) may want to tap the breaks here, but the running joke is that Thibs doesn't think any injury is serious. With Pau Gasol set to come back sooner rather than later it would appear, Mirotic is more of a flier than anything in 12-14 team formats. In daily formats owners could be able to squeeze a few good games out of him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:26 pm
     
    Injured
  • Ryan Anderson doesn't make any treys
    Ryan Anderson did not make any 3-pointers in a bad 117-97 loss to the Nuggets on Friday with 10 points three rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He made just 2-of-11 from the field in his worst game of the season. Anderson was rolling with 3.0 triples per game before tonight and he'll get it turned around against the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Alexis Ajinca starts again on Friday
    Alexis Ajinca started against the Nuggets on Friday with 12 points, eight rebounds and one assist in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Omer Asik (back) aggravated his injury in pre-game warmups, so we could see Ajinca in the starting lineup for a couple more games. He's not going to be as good as he was tonight, so only owners in deep leagues should have interest here. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Roberson steals two, blocks four vs. Nets
    Andre Roberson moved back into the starting lineup and played 22 minutes on Friday, scoring four points with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and four blocks.

    Advice: Roberson has sneaky fantasy value and in his six games he has returned late-round value when he has been on the floor. Scott Brooks loves him and it wouldn't be surprising to see him start for the rest of the season, but there still isn't a lot of stable ground here. If you want to take a flier in a deep league we can get behind that, but otherwise it pays to wait and see if he can keep it up. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Morrow hits three treys in 25 minutes
    Anthony Morrow hit three triples and 4-of-11 shots overall on Friday, finishing with 11 points, two boards and one steal in 25 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Morrow missed his window and it sounds like the cavalry is coming soon, but one had to know he'd get things turned around a little bit after a short cold stretch entering tonight. Feel free to move on in 12-14 team formats, but don't be surprised if he carves out value as a 3-point shooter sometime down the road. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Johnson held in check by the Thunder
    Joe Johnson scored just eight points on 2-of-5 shooting with one rebound, three assists, one block and one trey in Friday's road win over the Thunder.

    Advice: Johnson played 52 minutes on Wednesday and drew some versatile Thunder defenders, so it's not too surprising that he ran out of gas. He had been playing a little bit over his head in fantasy leagues prior to tonight, and he should remain in all lineups going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Dion Waiters still in the doghouse
    Dion Waiters made 1-of-7 from the field for two points with one assist, three steals and one block in 22 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: He did not even play at all in the first quarter while Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood did. Waiters is not worth owning in almost any league right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Taj Gibson hurts ankle in Friday's game
    Taj Gibson hit the ground after hurting his left ankle in Friday's game and did not return.

    Advice: He was helped off the floor by teammates and he is already on crutches, and it's the same ankle he hurt against the Cavs. Nikola Mirotic has looked pretty good with Pau Gasol out and he'll clearly take a backseat to Gasol and Joakim Noah, but in that injury prone crew he'll also be well-positioned if the injury bug strikes. We don't have a timetable on Gibson since the injury just occurred, but Mirotic is worth a look as a speculative add for any low-upside or risky player on your roster. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:07 pm
     
    Injured
  • Danny Green fills the stat sheet vs. Wolves
    Danny Green filled the stat sheet against the Wolves on Friday with 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal, four blocks and four 3-pointers during a 121-92 win.

    Advice: He made 6-of-9 from the field and both free throws for one of the biggest stat lines of the night. Fantasy owners tend to focus on points too much, but Green has put up top-60 value on the season. He's worth owning in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Nicolas Batum will start against Bulls
    Nicolas Batum (knee) will start against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: He's been out for almost two weeks due to his knee contusion and is expected to have his minutes limited tonight. Batum is a big part of the offense and he's still worth starting even with the restriction on his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:51 pm
  • Andre Roberson will start Friday vs. the Nets
    Andre Roberson will start on Friday, sending Jeremy Lamb to the bench.

    Advice: Roberson is a defensive specialist for the Thunder, so he doesn't bring too much to the box score. He's averaging 6.0 points and 6.0 rebounds with the starting unit, and his minutes will be capped at 20 tonight, so he doesn't really belong on an active roster outside of extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:23 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani doesn't done a lot
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) hasn't done "a lot" of contact in practice, according to coach Derek Fisher.

    Advice: The Knicks backpedaling a bit on Bargnani suggests he might not play against the 76ers on Saturday after all. The Knicks have some major issues in their front court and teams have been destroying them, ranking last in the Eastern Conference for defensive efficiency. Obviously, Bargnani is not going to fix that. Owners in standard leagues will need to see multiple impressive games before making a move to grab him Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:36 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Kevin Martin (broken wrist) out indefinitely
    Kevin Martin fractured his right wrist during Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks, and will be out indefinitely.

    Advice: The Wolves are saying that Martin sustained the injury at the 6:48 mark of the first quarter, which is very impressive as he went on to score 37 points. While Martin is sidelined, Corey Brewer will likely slide into the starting lineup, with Chase Budinger, Mo Williams, and Shabazz Muhammad seeing extended minutes. Andrew Wiggins is also going to see a boost to his value, as he'll be more heavily relied upon sans Martin's offense. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:31 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Bargnani (hamstring) limited in practice Fri.
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) was a limited participant during Friday's practice, but is still expected to make his regular-season debut Saturday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Bargnani does have a favorable matchup vs. the Sixers, but he's likely going to be eased into the rotation upon his return, limiting his value to deep leagues. His next injury is just right around the corner, so owners shouldn't be too excited to add the former No. 1 overall pick. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Ryan Anderson playing without hesitation
    Ryan Anderson was limited to just 22 games last season after he suffered a herniated cervical disc that required surgery, however, he is playing without hesitation this season.

    Advice: "Ryan has no hesitation at all, especially on the offensive end," said Williams of Anderson's play. "He's always ready and willing to get up a shot and that's why we love him. I've seen him get hit in a few games and I didn't see him shake his neck or do anything that was any different than when he gets hit in practice. I think he got that stuff out of the way once he started playing in preseason." Anderson is currently averaging 16.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.0 three-pointers per game this season, numbers good enough for top-50 value. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:42 am
  • Taj Gibson has a letdown game in Sacramento
    Taj Gibson scored 12 points with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 34 minutes against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: Gibson owners had higher hopes than this tonight as the starting power forward. In his seven starts at power forward last season, he averaged 20.6 points, 9.7 boards, 1.7 blocks and 0.9 steals. Pau Gasol (calf) could miss more time, so Gibson owners should continue to have him locked into their lineups until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:20 pm
     
    Injured
  • Norris Cole plays better on Saturday
    Norris Cole did not return from his dislocated left middle finger against the Clippers on Thursday, finishing with no points and one assist in 10 minutes.

    Advice: Cole was on the bench after a trip to the locker room, but it seemed clear the team didn't want to put him back out there. The team has yet to share any X-ray results and he might have an MRI coming on Friday. Shabazz Napier would be a deep-league speculative add for now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:41 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Norris Cole goes to the locker room
    Norris Cole suffered a dislocated left middle finger and is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: He is back on the bench and chances are X-rays were negative. If Cole does miss time, rookie Shabazz Napier could be looking at a major bump in minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:04 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) spotted without brace
    Nicolas Batum (knee) was spotted doing shooting drills after Thursday's practice, and was not wearing a brace on his injured right knee.

    Advice: Batum is targeting a return for Friday's game vs. the Bulls, and all signs are pointing towards him giving it a go. Stay tuned for an official update on his status as we draw closer to Friday's tip. When Batum returns, Allen Crabbe will head back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:52 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani expected to play Saturday
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) is expected to be available when the Knicks play the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: Bargnani has finally been able to practice without any setbacks and it looks like his season debut will come against the Sixers on Saturday. He'll likely be worked into the Knicks' rotation in a limited role, however, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues for the time being. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:10 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Is Norris Cole on the Heat's trade block?
    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel thinks there is a chance that the Heat trade Norris Cole this season.

    Advice: Coupled with Mario Chalmers' recent strong play, Winderman cites the fact the Heat declined to extend Cole before the October 31 deadline as a reason that Miami might explore a trade. Cole is stuck in a backcourt logjam with Chalmers and rookie Shabazz Napier, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues unless he can separate himself from the pack. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:23 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Timofey Mozgov scores 17 in 36 minutes
    Timofey Mozgov played 36 minutes and scored a season-high 17 points to go along with seven rebounds and three blocks in Wednesday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: Mozzy blew up for 14 points and 11 boards in 40 minutes on Monday, but owners may have left him on the bench in weekly leagues, as production and minutes were a bit of a problem before Monday. Hopefully the Nuggets are ready to roll with him night-in and night-out, so make sure he's not available in your league now that he's getting all those minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:11 am
  • Andre Roberson plays seven minutes in return
    Andre Roberson returned from a foot injury on Wednesday and played seven minutes, finishing with three points, two rebounds, one assist and a 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's been out for a few weeks with the injury, but could be slotted into the starting SG job once he's fully healthy. That's where he was before the injury, but he isn't much of a fantasy prospect unless you're in a really deep league. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:02 am
  • Anthony Morrow not doing much with minutes
    Anthony Morrow played 28 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots for 10 points, without making a 3-pointer.

    Advice: If he's not going to hit threes, he has no fantasy value. Despite getting at least 28 minutes in all but one of his games this season, Morrow hasn't really done anything outside of a 28-point game on Nov. 12. Maybe he'll get it turned around at some point, but the odds aren't in his favor with the return of Andre Roberson from a foot injury tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:56 pm
  • Kevin Martin (illness) scores 37 points vs NY
    Kevin Martin played his best game of the season despite needing an IV before a 115-99 win over the Knicks on Wednesday, making 14-of-20 from the field for 37 points with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and seven 3-pointers.

    Advice: Maybe the Knicks didn't want to guard him because they were scared of getting sick. Martin just dropped a 34-point game in his last outing on Saturday and he's one of the hottest shooting guards in the NBA all of the sudden. He's a must-start player right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:18 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Andre Roberson returned to action on Wednesday November 19. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:03 pm
  • Joe Johnson plays 52 minutes on Wed.
    Joe Johnson played 52 minutes on a triple-overtime loss to the Bucks on Wednesday with 18 points, five rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had a couple chances to win the game late, but it looked like all the minutes may have caused his shot to fall short. Johnson's shooting numbers are starting to come down, but he's still posting mid-round value. Keep him in your lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:33 pm
  • Dion Waiters disappears vs. Spurs
    Dion Waiters, who blew up for 20 point off the bench on Monday, hit just 2-of-7 shots in 21 minutes of Wednesday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: Waiters minutes have taken a hit since he was pulled from the starting lineup and his big games are going to be few and far between if 18 minutes a night. Unfortunately, tonight was probably closer to reality than Monday, especially since Joe Harris played six more minutes than him, but had just five points and a 3-pointer. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:13 pm
  • Andre Roberson is available to play vs. DEN
    Andre Roberson (foot) is available to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's unclear if he is going to start or if his minutes are limited. Roberson was close to playing on Tuesday, but he probably won't be fully unleashed tonight. If you want to pick him up in a deep league, it makes some sense. Although, he will lose a lot of value upon the return of Kevin Durant (foot). Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:19 pm
  • Andre Roberson could play on Wednesday
    Andre Roberson (foot) has not been ruled out for Wednesday.

    Advice: He is going through pre-game warmups, but it's unknown if he will actually play. The Thunder could really use him and he would be on the fantasy radar. Lance Thomas would lose minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:55 pm
  • Kevin Martin (flu) expected to play vs. NYK
    Kevin Martin (flu) is expected to start Wednesday's game despite his illness.

    Advice: K-Mart had an IV earlier in the day but he's recovered sufficiently to suit up vs. the Knicks. If he has a sluggish game we'll know why, but at least the Wolves get a day off on Thursday to rest and recuperate. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:27 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Kevin Martin questionable Wed. w/ illness
    Kevin Martin is questionable for Wednesday's game due to an illness.

    Advice: He received an IV earlier in the day and the flu is ravaging teams around the league at the moment, so owners should prepare for a potential DNP. Corey Brewer is also iffy to play with the illness, potentially opening up more minutes for Zach LaVine, Mo Williams, Chase Budinger, Shabazz Muhammad and Robbie Hummel. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:47 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) goes through practice
    Nicolas Batum (knee) went through practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is hopeful to play on Friday and going through practice today bodes well for his chances. The Blazers only had two different starting lineups last season, but they've had a lot of injuries in the young season with C.J. McCollum (hand) as the most recent. Batum owners can plug him into their lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:24 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) had two PRP injections
    Nicolas Batum (knee) has received two Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections in order to speed up the healing process.

    Advice: This isn't bad news by any means, as this is a nonsurgical procedure that has shown success in the past. Batum is targeting a return to the lineup on Friday and owners should deploy him by all means if that is the case. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, but it is looking positive. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:07 am
  • Ryan Anderson scores 22 points w/ four 3s
    Ryan Anderson caught fire in the second half of Tuesday's comeback win in Sacramento, finishing with 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting, four 3-pointers, four rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He was very quiet in the first half, but few players can catch fire as quickly as Ryno, who did his damage in 31 minutes of action. His playing time has picked up with Omer Asik (back) sidelined over the past two games, but Anderson doesn't need more than 25-30 minutes per game to provide solid points and rebounds with elite 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:35 pm
  • Anthony Morrow quiet in 34 minutes Tuesday
    Anthony Morrow logged 34 minutes off the Thunder bench on Tuesday, but he scored only eight points with five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: Morrow hit a 3-pointer and he doesn't usually contribute many boards or defensive stats, which take the sting out of his low-scoring game. He blew up for 28 points and four triples last Wednesday but is just 7-of-31 from the field since then (22.6 percent), so fantasy owners should deploy him with caution. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:38 pm
  • Al Horford shoots 7-of-8 in tough home loss
    Al Horford made 7-of-8 field goals on Tuesday, including one 3-pointer, to finish a tough loss vs. L.A. with 15 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Horford hasn't played 30+ minutes or taken 10+ shots in any of the Hawks' past four games. He's averaging just 13.7 points and 6.7 rebounds this season but he's likely just off to a slow start after missing many months following pectoral surgery. Fantasy owners should view this is a buy-low opportunity for Horford, who will need to play a bigger role for Atlanta to emerge as a legitimate playoff threat. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:07 pm
  • Andre Roberson (foot) won't return on Tuesday
    Andre Roberson (foot) will not return on Tuesday and he remains day-to-day.

    Advice: There's a chance that Roberson will play Wednesday, but OKC may hold him out until Friday or Saturday as a precaution. He's likely to assume the starting SG job once healthy, but he doesn't have enough fantasy upside to be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:09 pm
  • Andre Roberson getting closer to return
    Andre Roberson (foot) is close to returning this week, according to Thunder head coach Scott Brooks, and could play as early as Tuesday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Brooks mentioned Tuesday as a possibility, but we're more likely looking at Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday if we're staying within Brooks' timetable of this week. Roberson doesn't deserve much fantasy attention as a defensive specialist, but his return will cut into Jeremy Lamb and Anthony Morrow's already limited fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:45 am
  • Gibson enjoys like without Pau on Monday
    Taj Gibson enjoyed life without Pau Gasol (calf) in Monday's road win over the Clippers, scoring 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting with five rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Yes, he would be quite good if Gasol (day-to-day) missed any extended time, but everybody knew that coming into the season. He still has standalone value and should be in many lineups on a weekly basis. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:08 pm
     
    Injured
  • Ajinca plays 16 minutes in start for Asik
    Alexis Ajinca started for Omer Asik (back) on Monday, lasting 16 minutes with six points, seven rebounds and one block.

    Advice: Ajinca had a few nice moments but he's basically a magnet for would-be scorers to pad their stats at the foul line. Needless to say that doesn't help him in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:37 pm
  • Danny Green fills the stat sheet on Monday
    Danny Green filled the stat sheet against the 76ers on Monday with 11 points, two rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Like most Spurs, he's capable of putting up very useful fantasy lines without much scoring output. Green is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:32 pm
  • Waiters scores 20 points off the bench
    Dion Waiters scored 20 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 9-of-16 shots (including two threes) with two rebounds, one assist and two steals.

    Advice: Waiters hovers around the bottom of the top-200 in standard fantasy leagues and needs a prolonged stretch of production before we're biting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:35 pm
  • Mozgov double-doubles in 40 minutes
    Timofey Mozgov logged a whopping 40 minutes in Monday's road win over the Cavs, double-doubling with 14 points, 11 boards, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Perhaps Brian Shaw is done experimenting with JaVale McGee (eight minutes) and Jusuf Nurkic (inactive), but one big-minute outing isn't enough to carve that into stone. Still, Mozgov's game translates well to fantasy and after a night like this he should be owned in most, if not all 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:13 pm
  • Alexis Ajinca will start for Omer Asik
    Alexis Ajinca will start against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: Omer Asik (back) is out, but Ajinca probably won't play too much with Ryan Anderson more than capable of playing power forward next to Anthony Davis. He's only a deep-league play. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:40 pm
  • Batum (knee) says he should play on Friday
    Nicolas Batum (knee) said he should be okay for Friday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: This is great news for owners, who have had to deal with some uncertainty over the last week. If a two-game week for Batum works for you, get him back into lineups if you can. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:05 pm
  • Batum (knee) out on Monday vs. Pelicans
    Nicolas Batum (knee) will not play on Monday against the Pelicans, as expected.

    Advice: Batum's absence has spread minutes around to Allen Crabbe, Will Barton, C.J. McCollum and Steve Blake, but none of them are good fantasy options in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:16 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani won't be back before Saturday
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) isn't expected to debut before Saturday after returning to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Bargnani finally made it through a practice and did everything, but there's still nothing set in stone. When he does return, he'll be worked in slowly in a role that offers nothing in the short or long haul. The good news is that Bargnani felt no pain at all on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:59 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Andrea Bargnani could practice by Friday
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) could practice by Friday.

    Advice: Bargnani updates have been few and far between since he injured his hamstring in the preseason, but it appears he's finally making progress. It's unclear what his role will be when he does return, and owners in standard leagues can monitor his progress from the waive wire. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:54 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Anthony Morrow goes 1-of-9 from field vs. HOU
    Anthony Morrow shot just 1-of-9 from the field on Sunday, finishing a tough home loss vs. Houston with four points, one rebound, one steal and three personal fouls in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Morrow poured in 28 points vs. the Celtics on Wednesday but he's struggled since then, going a combined 5-of-25 from the field in OKC's past two games. He'll be better most nights and is worth owning if you're in need of scoring and 3-pointers, but don't expect well-rounded production. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:10 pm
  • Timofey Mozgov uninspired play continues
    Timofey Mozgov put up eight points and six rebounds as the Nuggets fell to the Knicks on Sunday.

    Advice: Mozgov is currently only averaging 21 minutes per game this season, to go with 7.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks. He's competing for minutes with JaVale McGee and Jusuf Nurkic, and while Mozzy is the guy to own out of the group, he's far from a must-start option. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:11 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) doubtful for Monday
    Nicolas Batum (knee) was a full participant during Sunday's practice, but remains doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Batum said that the bruise on his right knee is under the bone, and he's still not feeling 100 percent. If Batum is unable to go Allen Crabbe, Will Barton, and C.J. McCollum, will continue to see some extended minutes for the Blazers, but none of those guys makes for a very attractive option in standard leagues. Batum will now be targeting a return for Friday's game vs. the Bulls, stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:13 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) out on Sunday
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game, but coach Derek Fisher is hopeful that both Bargnani and Jose Calderon (calf) can resume practicing this week.

    Advice: Owners in standard leagues have the luxury of waiting with this news, as Bargnani will have to prove that he can still perform at a high level, which we haven't seen in a long time. He could return in late November, making him someone to keep an eye on in deeper leagues for owners who enjoy a little risk. Calderon, on the other hand, needs to be owned in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:06 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Draymond Green has a so-so night
    Draymond Green scored just seven points with six rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: The line isn't great, but a player with a usage rate of only 18.6 isn't going to light it up every night. However, it's interesting to see the drastic upward trend in his minutes. Green played 13.4 in 2012-13, 21.9 in 2013-14 and he's at 32.6 this season. Green also has a remarkable 69.0 effective field goal percentage on his 29 catch-and-shoot attempts. He's been a top-30 player in the past two weeks and could be top 50 all season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:47 am
  • Andre Roberson (foot) is not close to return
    Andre Roberson (foot) is not close to making a return to the Thunder, and will not play on Sunday.

    Advice: The Thunder haven't released a lot of info on Roberson which doesn't bode well for his status going forward. The defensive specialist should remain on the waiver wire in almost all leagues until we get a positive report. In the meantime, Jeremy Lamb will continue to play as many minutes as he can handle and is considered a boom-or-bust option. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:38 am
  • Kevin Martin scores 34 in efficient fashion
    Kevin Martin made 12-of-17 from the field for 34 points, three rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers against the Mavericks on Saturday.

    Advice: He didn't make a single field goal on Friday and the law of averages helped him out a bit tonight. Of course, Martin hasn't been very efficient in his career, but he is making a pristine 95 percent of his free throws on the season. Fantasy owners can start him while he's active. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:11 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Andre Roberson (foot) still out of practice
    Andre Roberson (foot) did not practice on Saturday and is listed as out against the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: He has been ruled out for games before shootaround and we'd probably expect the Thunder to rule him out soon. With Roberson likely out, Anthony Morrow and Jeremy Lamb figure to get most of the work on the wings. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:23 am
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) is inactive on Saturday
    Nicolas Batum (knee) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: This is just a reminder and owners will have to look elsewhere on Saturday. Batum is targeting a return on Monday but until then, Allen Crabbe could continue to start while C.J. McCollum and Steve Blake could also see more minutes again. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:22 am
  • Morrow only scores 10 points vs. Pistons
    Anthony Morrow scored just 10 points on 4-of-15 shooting with two threes, three boards and one steal in 36 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: Owners are going to see Jeremy Lamb's career-night of 24 points and 10 boards and consider jumping ship, but coming off a 28-point night of his own Morrow has earned a bit of patience here. He still got good minutes and plenty of shot attempts and even if Lamb does have staying power there's a solid 1-2 week window where he can still do some damage. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:20 pm
  • Martin goes hitless on six shot attempts
    Kevin Martin went 0-for-6 from the field in Friday's blowout loss, finishing with three points, two rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Martin is going to be streaky while the team struggles to get its point guard position heading in the right direction. He's built enough goodwill after a fast start to deserve a pass after such a lopsided game. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:33 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Al Horford lights it up with his jumper
    Al Horford made 8-of-10 from the field for 19 points with six rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in just 28 minutes against the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: He's started slow, but the jumper was working tonight in a big way. Despite the slow start, he's already put up fourth-round value and he should approach top-20 value as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:30 pm
  • Waiters (back) returns to action on Friday
    Dion Waiters (back) returned to action on Friday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds and one steal in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Waiters didn't see the floor during the first quarter and he's going to have a hard time being consistent for owners in 12-14 team formats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:25 pm
  • Norris Cole has a decent game vs. ATL
    Norris Cole scored six points in a 114-103 loss to the Hawks on Friday with two rebounds, eight assists, four steals and one block in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Shabazz Napier still played 21 minutes off the bench and had four points, one assist and three turnovers. Cole seems like he should be able to keep his minutes in the mid 20s, but Mario Chalmers is the more value asset in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:19 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Nic Batum officially out for Saturday
    Nicolas Batum (knee) is listed as out for Saturday against the Nets.

    Advice: The writing has been on the wall and Batum has said he is shooting for Monday. Allen Crabbe could start of the team may go with Dorell Wright now that LaMarcus Aldridge is also out -- Wright has been a stretch four on occasion. C.J. McCollum also played well on Wednesday and is worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:52 pm
  • Al Horford slowly getting his rhythm back
    Al Horford acknowledged during a recent interview that he's had a slow start to the season.

    Advice: "I'm getting there, it's a process getting back rhythm and feeling good," said Horford. "I just have to keep playing games; it's a matter of time. It's being able to sustain long periods of time on the court. I find myself at times being a little fatigued." Owners who drafted Horford shouldn't have expected him to come flying out of the gates, as he missed all but 29 games last season with a torn pectoral muscle. Horford has shown flashes of his former self, but it's been a bit of a bumpy ride so far. He's averaging 13.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 1.0 steal per game, and he should only get better as the year progresses, so this looks like a solid buy-low opportunity for one of fantasy basketball’s more underrated big men. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:37 am
  • Dion Waiters (back) expects to play Friday
    Dion Waiters (back) expects to play Friday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: "I'm not missing another game," said Waiters when asked if he'll suit up Friday night. All signs are pointing towards Waiters returning to the lineup, and he does have a favorable matchup against the Celtics. He'll be coming off the bench for the Cavs and it'll be interesting to see if he can build off his 17-point effort he had during his last game in Denver. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:33 am
  • Dray Day: Draymond Green flirts w/ trey-deuce
    Draymond Green took over against the Nets on Thursday with 17 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He's shined in four of his last five games, averaging 17.2 points, 7.4 boards, 3.8 assists, 2.0 blocks, 0.8 steals and 2.4 triples. Green is absolutely rolling and he'll be a valuable asset for his savvy fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:58 pm
  • Dion Waiters (back) probable for Friday
    Dion Waiters (back) went through a full practice on Thursday, and is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Waiters will continue to come off the bench as the team's sixth man, but coach David Blatt said that Waiters return doesn't necessarily mean rookie Joe Harris won't play significant minutes. Harris played 20 minutes during the Cavs last game, but only managed five points, one 3-pointer, one assist, and one rebound. Harris is not on the radar in almost any league, while Waiters can be viewed with a wait-and-see approach in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:55 pm
  • Bargnani (hamstring) limited in practice
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) has not yet been cleared for contact, and was limited during Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Bargnani remains without an official timetable for his return, but with a lengthy history of being sidelined, and minimal contributions to the stat sheet, he's not going to be someone worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:21 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Kevin Martin plays just 22 minutes in blowout
    Kevin Martin played just 22 minutes in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Rockets, finishing with 12 points, five rebounds and a 3-pointer on 4-of-7 shooting.

    Advice: Flip Saunders rolled with the young guys tonight and the score was pretty lopsided in favor of Houston. Martin got off to a blistering start this season, but on nights when the Wolves are outmatched, it looks like Saunders may just play the young guys. Hold onto Martin, but don't be afraid to entertain offers for him if an owner comes calling. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:53 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Timofey Mozgov struggling for consistency
    Timofey Mozgov had six points, seven rebounds and no blocks in 22 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: His minutes have been all over the board this season and coach Brian Shaw can't seem to figure out how to manage this team effectively. Mozzy had seven points, 16 rebounds and three blocks on Sunday, but got this week off to a dreadful start tonight. Ty Lawson is the only sure bet right now, and he's been slowed by injuries. Mozzy is still probably worth holding until Shaw figures this out, but owners should expect inconsistency for the time being. And the problem is not JaVale McGee, who played just four minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:22 pm
  • Joe Johnson plays well in losing effort
    Joe Johnson played well in a 112-104 losing effort to the Suns on Wednesday with 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He called out his teammates for selfish play, but the Nets still only had 17 dimes on their 35 made field goals tonight. Johnson has seen his usage rate rise to 26.9 before tonight and he's been a mid-round guy in fantasy leagues. He should be a mid-round guy the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:13 pm
  • Norris Cole barely hanging in there for Heat
    Norris Cole had nine points, four rebounds and seven assists in 27 minutes of Wednesday's loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: He's simply been awful for most of the season. If you're in a league that requires you to start point guards and you're thin there, hanging onto him probably makes some sense. But if you're good at point guard and are ready to move on to greener pastures, you have our blessing. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:12 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Anthony Morrow explodes for 28 points vs. BOS
    Anthony Morrow had his minutes restriction lifted against the Celtics on Wednesday, finishing with 28 points, five rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers on 11-of-16 from the field.

    Advice: He played 31 minutes and the Thunder have made it pretty clear that he'll be a big part of their offense. Morrow scored 10 points in his 14-minute debut on Tuesday and he should be able to flirt with 20 points per game with multiple treys until OKC gets some guys back. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:06 pm
  • Al Horford quiet as Paul Millsap shines
    Al Horford had just eight points, four rebounds and a block in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Paul Millsap was a man amongst boys tonight and didn't leave much food on the table for Horford. He's having a nice season and will bounce back, but took a backseat to Millsap so that he could go off against his former team. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:24 pm
  • Anthony Morrow (knee) could play 30 minutes
    Anthony Morrow (knee) will be available to play up to 30 minutes vs. the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: He may not get that high, but it's a significant increase after he was limited to 14 minutes in his season debut on Tuesday. His playing time is a threat to starters Jeremy Lamb and Lance Thomas, but the Thunder are still short-handed enough to give all three players substantial minutes. Give Morrow a look if you're in need of scoring and 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:23 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) out indefinitely
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) is "progressing well" but he still doesn't have a return date.

    Advice: Bargnani has been limited in practices and what little value he might have is dwindling by the day. His 3-point shooting has deteriorated over the years and he rebounds at a historically poor rate for a 7-footer, so when you throw in his lengthy injury history there's no incentive to own him in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:03 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs Phi
  • Dion Waiters (back) sits practice Wednesday
    Dion Waiters (back) sat out of practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Blatt is hopeful that Waiters will be able to practice Thursday at which time we will know more about his status for Friday's game. He was recently moved out of the starting lineup to provide the bench with a scoring punch and it will interesting to see how he bodes in his new role. If he can't play on Friday, expect more minutes from Shawn Marion and possibly rookie Joe Harris. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:53 am
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