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    • Jason Smith double-doubles for Knicks
      Jason Smith had 11 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and a steal on 5-of-10 shooting in another start on Wednesday.

      Advice: Smith is quietly playing well for the Knicks, as the tankers give guys heavy minutes who probably have no business getting heavy NBA minutes. Smith is averaging 11.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.6 blocks and a ridiculous 34 minutes a game over his last five, making him worth a look in many leagues. Then again, he's Jason Smith. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:13 am
    • Trevor Booker had 8 & 9 in loss
      Trevor Booker had eight points and nine rebounds in 19 minutes off Utah's bench on Wednesday.

      Advice: He somehow manages to post decent numbers on most nights, despite having to battle with Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter and Rudy Gobert for minutes. He'll need one of those guys to suffer an injury before you want to think about picking him up. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:52 pm
    • Markieff Morris avoids techs, scores 16
      Markieff Morris scored 16 points against the Wizards on Wednesday with seven rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He was right back to his old role after being benched on Sunday due to a technical foul. The Suns are a much better team when Markieff is on the floor, so it's important for him to avoid technical fouls. Additionally, he is being investigated by Phoenix police for an alleged assault, according to CBS 5. Morris is a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:45 pm
    • Enes Kanter leads Jazz with 21-11-1
      Enes Kanter came through with 21 points, 11 rebounds and a block in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: The Jazz controlled much of this game, but fell apart late as the Clippers cruised by them for their 13th straight win over Utah. As much as Rudy Gobert continues to threaten Kanter's playing time, but big man just won't give way. Kanter is hot again, scoring 20-plus points in four of his last five games and averaging 19.6 points, 10.8 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks over that stretch. Sure, you can be mad at him for a lack of blocked shots, but the rest of his numbers are pretty impressive. Rudy Gobert was in foul trouble early and played just 10 minutes, but Kanter's strong play lately is going to make it tough for Gobert to get heavy minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:36 pm
    • Brandan Wright steps up on Wednesday
      Brandan Wright returned to action on Wednesday with 13 points, five rebounds, one steal and one block in 17 minutes.

      Advice: He missed Sunday due to a heel injury and had his best game in a Phoenix uniform. Wright is not going to be thrust into a major role while Alex Len is around, but he could still be a top 150 guy with 20 minutes per game. There's no need to add him yet, but keep an eye on him in the up-tempo system. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:31 pm
    • Derrick Favors goes for 18 & 9 in tough loss
      Derrick Favors had 18 points, nine rebounds and two blocks on 8-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: The Jazz actually controlled this game for most of the night, but gave way to the Clippers in the fourth quarter. Favors was reportedly playing through a sore wrist tonight, but it didn't seem to bother him as much as the Clippers bother the Jazz. They've now won 13 straight games over Utah. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:26 pm
    • Paul Pierce scores nine in return
      Paul Pierce scored nine points in 24 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday with four rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He did not play down the stretch with coach Randy Wittman leaning on Otto Porter instead. Pierce did not play on Tuesday due to a toe injury, but that doesn't appear to be the reason he was limited tonight. Start him like you normally would as a mid-to-late round guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:09 pm
    • Kris Humphries double-doubles vs. Phoenix
      Kris Humphries drew a start against the Suns on Wednesday with 11 points, 15 rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: Nene (foot) did not play and it's possible he'll miss more time. Humphries fares well in his starts, averaging 8.2 points, 7.3 boards and 0.9 steals in his previous 15. Plus, several of those were with Nene active. If you need a low-ceiling big man, give him a look. For what it's worth, we'd cut Nene for Hump. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:04 pm
    • Al Horford still shooting lights-out for ATL
      Al Horford hit 10-of-13 shots for 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: Horford came into this one hitting 53-of-72 shots over his last seven games, and that number got a lot better tonight. The Hawks are playing out of their minds right now and have won 17 straight, and 31 of their last 33 games. And with Mike Budenholzer coaching the East All-Stars, it's possible that Horford, Paul Millsap (28 & 15), Jeff Teague (13 & 11) and Kyle Korver (full stat line, 5 3-pointers) could all be joining him in Brooklyn as coach's picks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:54 pm
    • Report: Morris twins under investigation
      Marcus and Markieff Morris are being investigated by Phoenix police for their role in an alleged assault from Saturday, according to CBS 5 News in Phoenix.

      Advice: The details are not yet known, but the alleged assault occurred in central Phoenix outside of a gym. The Morris twins are basically inseparable and have almost the exact same tattoos. We'll look for an update, but neither twin is expected to be suspended in the near future, if at all. Marcus scored six points with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:52 pm
    • Paul Millsap leads Hawks to 17th straight win
      Paul Millsap had 28 points, 15 rebounds, a steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers on 5-of-9 shooting as the Hawks beat the Nets on Wednesday for their 17th straight win.

      Advice: He also hit 15-of-16 free throws, and is back on track at the line (in a big way) after a slow start this season. The Hawks have now won 31 of their last 33 games and are finally gaining the attention of the national media, for good reason. Additionally, the team matched last season's playoff-worthy win total of 38 and we're not even to the All-Star break yet. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:51 pm
    • Al Jefferson starts, plays 35 minutes
      Al Jefferson scored 17 points in the starting lineup against the Spurs on Wednesday during a 95-86 loss, adding 16 boards, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes.

      Advice: DeMarcus Cousins is the only starting center with a higher usage rate than Al Jefferson, but Big Al might give DMC a run for his money there while Kemba Walker (knee) is out. Although, the injuries are piling up for Jefferson, so he'll be a volatile property. He's a must-start player while active, obviously. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:39 pm
    • Cody Zeller scores nine in full line vs. SA
      Cody Zeller played 37 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday with nine points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, one 3-pointer and one block.

      Advice: He set career highs in assists and treys tonight. Zeller's involvement in the offense seems to be trending up with Kemba Walker (knee) out for six weeks and Marvin Williams (head) out for some time, as well. Zeller is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:37 pm
    • Lance Thomas scores 17 in revenge game
      Lance Thomas, who was cut by the Thunder earlier this season, had 17 points and five rebounds on 8-of-13 shooting in 25 minutes against his former team on Wednesday.

      Advice: Really, any one of the Knicks could go off on any night, as most of them are no names, or are just old and outdated, and Thomas is no exception. He's scored either 16 or 17 points in three straight games and it sounds like the Knicks plan on keeping both Thomas and Lou Amundson around going forward, although they're both playing on 10-day contracts right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:20 pm
       
      4:00 pm @ Ind
    • Lou Amundson grabs 10 boards in start
      Lou Amundson started at center and had five points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in Wednesday's surprising win over the Thunder.

      Advice: Amundson has started in five straight games and has gotten a little better in each one. And when we say "a little," we mean it. He's averaging 4.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over that stretch, which means he's probably not going to help your fantasy team, unless you're willing to punt points for a couple blocks. Phil Jackson is probably livid the Knicks won this game (their ninth of the season), but you can't say they're not trying to lose as long as Amundson is a starting NBA center. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:07 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng puts up another big line
      Gorgui Dieng added another big line against the Celtics during a 110-98 win with 16 points, 14 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 35 minutes.

      Advice: His fantasy value has actually risen since the return of Nikola Pekovic. Dieng has made it abundantly clear that he's going to be a must-own player all season, so his owners shouldn't be looking to sell high unless it's at a premium price. Nikola Pekovic scored 14 points with two rebounds in 27 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:02 pm
    • Perry Jones posts donut in start for Durant
      Perry Jones made another start for Kevin Durant (toe) on Wednesday and missed all five of his shots and failed to score in an ugly loss at New York.

      Advice: The Thunder are just trying to claw their way into the playoffs and the latest injury to Durant is not helping, and neither is Jones. He's done nothing in his last two starts for KD and should be ignored going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:48 pm
    • Thaddeus Young still gets 40 minutes
      Thaddeus Young played 40 minutes against the Celtics on Wednesday with 12 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: Coach Flip Saunders ran a very tight rotation with just seven guys playing more than 14 minutes. Young figures to see his minutes dip soon once Kevin Martin gets back in the swing of things. His owners might want to sell high, but he's worth owning in standard leagues despite the trade rumors. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:45 pm
    • Josh Smith does it all without Dwight Howard
      Josh Smith racked up 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal, three blocks and four 3-pointers on 7-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's win over the Mavs.

      Advice: As an added bonus, he didn't attempt any free throws, which means he didn't hurt you there. Normally, we'd say it's time to hit the phones and deal Smith before he comes down to earth, but with Dwight Howard no iffy going forward with edema in his right knee (fluid buildup), Smith could be ready to go on a nice run. Just don't expect him to be this good on most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:29 pm
    • Terrence Jones goes for 10 & 5 in return
      Terrence Jones finally returned from his leg injury on Wednesday and had 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes.

      Advice: He hit 4-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer, and while we've not been high on him, the news of Dwight Howard's edema in his right knee changes things. Jones could see some serious run if Howard is going to miss time, so we now like the idea of taking a flier on him. He could be forced into heavy action for an extended period of time if Howard is going to be shelved. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:26 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas scores 16 w/o Dwight
      Donatas Motiejunas started and had 16 points, five rebounds, a steals and two 3-pointers on 6-of-16 shooting in Wednesday's win over Dallas.

      Advice: Dwight Howard has edema in his right knee (fluid buildup) and could miss time, meaning that D-Mo, Josh Smith and Terrence Jones (he's back) should all be owned until we find out more details about Howard's return date. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:24 pm
    • Tyler Zeller has a bad game on Wednesday
      Tyler Zeller scored six points with nine rebounds, one assist and four fouls in 20 minutes against the Wolves during a 110-98 loss on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's coming off a big game on Monday, but there will be some bad games mixed in from the bench big man. Zeller is still worth owning in standard leagues until Kelly Olynyk returns next month. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:24 pm
    • Chandler Parsons hits five 3-pointers in loss
      Chandler Parsons hit 8-of-13 shots and five 3-pointers for 21 points, three rebounds and a steal on Wednesday.

      Advice: Parsons had an annoying hiccup on Sunday when he scored six points, but is still averaging 17.4 points and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games. His general lack of rebounds and assists is annoying, but he's playing well for Dallas offensively. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:17 pm
    • Dirk Nowitzki scores 14 in loss to Houston
      Dirk Nowitzki hit just 4-of-11 shots for 14 points, five rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Rockets.

      Advice: He left briefly after taking a James Harden elbow to the face, and has struggled recently. He had just 11 points and five rebounds on Tuesday, but was playing better prior to his last two games. This looks like a nice time to try to buy low on Dirk. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:14 pm
    • Dirk Nowitzki returns after elbow to the face
      Dirk Nowitzki exited Wednesday's game in the first quarter after being elbowed in the face by James Harden, but he has since returned.

      Advice: The Mavs' training staff evaluated him on the bench and he seems to have a mouth injury, but it obviously wasn't very serious. We'll keep an eye on him throughout the course of the game as a precaution. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:21 pm
    • Terrence Jones (leg) finally returns vs. Mavs
      Terrence Jones (leg) will be active and available for the Rockets on Wednesday, though he'll be limited to 15-20 minutes.

      Advice: Houston will ease Jones into the mix after his lengthy rehab from a nerve issue which has kept him on the sidelines since Nov. 3. He may even start on Wednesday with Dwight Howard (ankle, knee) very unlikely to play. Josh Smith and Donatas Motiejunas complicate Jones' role when Houston is at full strength, but he has enough upside to be worth a stash if he's still floating on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:18 pm
    • Chandler Parsons accepts smaller role w/ Mavs
      Chandler Parsons said that he's accepted a smaller role with the Mavericks, adding, "I’ve just got to be doing a lot of stuff that’s without the ball.

      Advice: "Rondo is going to have the ball a lot, Monta’s going to have the ball a lot, Dirk’s going to have it in the post a lot," Parsons said. "If [I'm not] the No. 1 or 2 option, I’ve accepted that, but I’m going to stay aggressive." Parsons is actually posting a career-high usage rate of 20.6 percent, but his minutes have fallen below 33 per game and he's struggled to adjust to Rajon Rondo's arrival. Fantasy owners should stay patient, as Parsons should shake off his slump before long. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:09 pm
    • Paul Pierce (toe) will play on Wednesday
      Paul Pierce (toe) will play against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was questionable for the late game and we get an early report tonight, which is a nice change from Tuesday. Pierce rested on Tuesday and he should be right back to around 28-30 minutes tonight. With John Wall also not on the injury report, basically all of the wings become slightly less attractive, especially Otto Porter and Rasual Butler. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:51 pm
    • Hornacek provides update on tech policy
      Coach Jeff Hornacek said he will not have a "hard-and-fast rule" but he "may still sit [a player who picks up a technical foul] for the end of the game."

      Advice: "We're just going to try to do a better job as teammates to corral each other when they start to argue," Hornacek said. "The guys [said] they would do that." The Suns lead the NBA in technical fouls and Markieff Morris was benched for almost the entire second half for his 10th technical of the season on Sunday. Goran Dragic was also benched last week for a tech. Fantasy owners should know there is some risk in starting the Morrii Twins or anyone else. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:57 am
    • Paul Pierce (toe) questionable vs. the Suns
      Paul Pierce (toe) is questionable to play against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: This is the late game of the day, so we probably won't be getting news on Pierce until around 9:00 EST. Pierce missed Tuesday against the Lakers in an easier matchup, but the Wizards might want to be at full strength on the road. If he's out, Rasual Buter, Otto Porter and Bradley Beal would benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:44 am
    • Jazz sign Chris Johnson to 10-day contract
      The Utah Jazz have signed Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Jazz decided against signing Elliot Williams to a new deal, meaning johnson will now have a chance to stake his claim for a spot in Utah's rotation. While Johnson will be available to play on Wednesday, owners in deeper leagues would be advised to use a wait-and-see approach here. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:21 am
    • Terrence Jones participates in shootaround
      Terrence Jones participated in shootaround, and he will likely be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

      Advice: Rockets coach Kevin McHale is a huge fan of Jones' game, but after missing nearly three months of action he will likely be eased into action upon his return. Jones is more than worth a flier in deeper leagues, but it will be interesting to see how coach McHale tweaks his crowded frontcourt rotation that includes Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Dwight Howard (ankle). Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:06 am
    • Al Jefferson to start on Wednesday vs. Spurs
      Al Jefferson will join the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: The Hornets have been bringing Big Al off the bench in order to ease him into action since returning from a groin injury, but Bismack Biyombo's knee injury changed their stance. With an increase in minutes, Jefferson should be considered a must-start option in all formats from here on out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:43 am
    • Kris Humphries solid again in win vs. Lakers
      Kris Humphries followed up Sunday's big double-double with eight points, 11 rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

      Advice: His typical production is somewhat below the extremes of this game and Sunday, when he exploded for 21 points and 14 boards. He's still worth a look for low-end production in deeper leagues, and should be on everyone's radar given the injury history of starting PF Nene. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:15 pm
    • Chandler Parsons bounces back w/ 19 points
      Chandler Parsons quickly recovered from his six-point dud on Sunday, finishing Tuesday's loss with 19 points on 7-of-11 FGs with three 3-pointers, two rebounds and three assists.

      Advice: He played 32 minutes and was limited down the stretch with the game out of reach, so this is a relatively encouraging performance for Parsons' weary owners. Worries about his scoring are understandable, but the bigger concern might be his supporting stats -- over the Mavs' past five games he's averaging a paltry 1.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocks. Unless you want to sell him at a steep discount, patience is warranted. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:32 pm
    • Paul Pierce (toe) won't play Tues. vs. Lakers
      Paul Pierce (toe) will not play vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

      Advice: It makes sense for Washington to rest their veteran against the lowly Lakers, and Otto Porter typically starts when Pierce can't suit up. Rasual Butler and Martell Webster may also see an uptick in their playing time, but Porter is the most likely target for opportunistic owners in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:05 pm
    • Paul Pierce (toe) questionable for Tuesday
      Paul Pierce (toe) did not participate during shootaround, and he is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: Pierce has been dealing with a nagging toe injury since Dec. 4, and with the Wizards set to play a team owning a record of 12-33, there's a good chance the veteran is rested tonight. If he sits, Otto Porter could slide into the starting lineup, with Martell Webster and Rasual Butler seeing some increased opportunity. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:46 pm
    • Brandan Wright (heel) expected to play Wed.
      Brandan Wright (heel) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and he expects to return to action for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: Wright and Miles Plumlee are currently fighting for reserve minutes, and while Wright is seeing more playing time than Plumlee, both guys remain negligible options in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:11 pm
    • UTA to give Chris Johnson 10-day contract
      The Jazz are reportedly set to offer Chris Johnson a 10-day contract.

      Advice: Johnson was waived by the 76ers earlier in the season after averaging 6.0 points and 2.9 rebounds on 31.7 percent shooting from the field. While the Jazz are in need of a swingman, Johnson is unlikely to offer much value in most leagues. Leave him on the wire for now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:52 am
    • Terrence Jones could play vs Mavs on Weds
      Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said there's a chance that Terrence Jones (leg) could play against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Jones was able to go through a full practice on Tuesday and it's looking like there's a chance the Jones will make his season debut on Wednesday against the Mavericks. He'll be battling for minutes with Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith upon his return, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:49 am
    • Terrence Jones questionable for Weds
      Terrence Jones (leg) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

      Advice: This comes as good news as this is the first change to Jones' status in months. Jones doesn't belong on standard league fantasy rosters as he'll likely be eased back into a crowded rotation alongside Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith, but he's worth a flier in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:38 am
    • Favors blocks four shots, scores 13 points
      Derrick Favors scored 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting (3-of-7 FTs) with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and four blocks in the Jazz's 99-90 loss to the Celtics on Monday.

      Advice: Favors is a top-50 play and is well-positioned to hold the line or improve as the year goes on. Enes Kanter had a typical 20 and six night with no other stats, and Rudy Gobert was dominant defensively on his way to eight points, 10 boards, two assists and three blocks in 26 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:14 pm
    • Zeller goes for 14 and seven with two blocks
      Tyler Zeller scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds and two blocks in 29 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: Even when Kelly Olynyk was around Zeller was a guy to hold in most standard leagues because the peaks and valleys added up to solid late-round value at a minimum. With Olynyk out of the picture through the All Star break there should be no question about whether or not he should be owned. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:54 pm
    • Perry Jones doesn't do much on Monday
      Perry Jones started for Kevin Durant (toe) on Monday against the Wolves, scoring six points on 2-of-6 shooting with three rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes.

      Advice: Jones may have a future in fantasy leagues at some point, but for now he's waiver wire fodder. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:43 pm
    • Thad Young scores 22 points in 42 minutes
      Thaddeus Young played a team-high 42 minutes in Monday's loss to the Thunder, scoring 22 points on 8-of-20 shooting (6-of-6 FTs) with eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.

      Advice: After a dreadful first half of the year, Young has now picked up the pace and competition for forward minutes has somewhat cleared up, even with Gorgui Dieng getting minutes next to Nikola Pekovic. He has shot nearly a third less threes this season compared to last, but that hasn't translated to a field goal percentage increase. If he can improve his free throw shooting and rebounding owners can probably live with a late mid-round result after his start. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:27 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng grabs season-high 18 rebounds
      Gorgui Dieng grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds in Monday's loss, and also chipped in with six points on 3-of-8 shooting, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Nikola Pekovic logged 30 minutes tonight and he's clearly not a deterrent to Dieng's value. Any chance of buying him low probably ended with this output. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:15 pm
    • Perry Jone starting for Kevin Durant (toe)
      Perry Jones will start for Kevin Durant on Monday.

      Advice: He has been out of the rotation, but he'll slide into the starting unit tonight. While Jones did have a few big games earlier this year, that came with Russell Westbrook out of the lineup. He's still a very risky play tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:28 pm
    • Paul Pierce dealing with a cut, bruised eye
      Paul Pierce had a bruised eye and a cut after the game against the Nuggets, but he's expected to be fine.

      Advice: "You got to expect scars in the war," Pierce said. Well said, Paul. Well said. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:41 am
    • Brandan Wright expected to be back Wednesday
      Brandan Wright (heel) is expected to be back on Wednesday.

      Advice: Wright's heel pain had been a lingering issue, but it sounds like the one-game absence, combined with the time in between appearances, is just what the big man needed to get back on track. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:57 am
    • Al Horford absolutely on fire over last seven
      Al Horford has shot 53-of-72 from the field over his last seven games.

      Advice: In other words, Horford is on absolute fire. During that stretch, he's also 19-of-22 from the free throw line. "I’m taking good shots within the offense," he said. "I have a good rhythm right now." Since January came around, Horford is averaging 16.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.3 blocks on 57.5 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:23 am
    • Josh Smith solid in 25 minutes vs LAK defense
      Josh Smith chipped in across the board in an easy win vs. the Lakers, scoring 11 points with one 3-pointer, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and one turnover in 25 minutes vs. L.A.

      Advice: Smith has been nowhere near standard-league value since coming to Houston, especially when you factor in his ridiculous 36.7 percent FT shooting over the past month. Terrence Jones' eventual return is another threat to Smith, so don't let the occasional efficient performance lull you into wasting a roster spot on him. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:01 pm
    • Markieff Morris benched for tech
      Markieff Morris was benched for a technical foul in the third quarter against the Clippers on Sunday, finishing with nine points, three rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

      Advice: He argued with a referee and coach Jeff Hornacek pulled Morris with 10 minutes left in the third quarter for his 10th tech of the season. This is a new rule for the Suns with Hornacek benching players for technical fouls with Goran Dragic having a similar fate on Friday. The Suns used more of Marcus Morris and P.J. Tucker to replace Markieff today, which was a problem because of Blake Griffin. Markieff's body language wasn't great throughout the game and he didn't want to comment post-game. All that said, this shouldn't be an issue going forward and Morris remains a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:53 pm
    • Kris Humphries posts 21 & 14 in OT road win
      Kris Humphries was phenomenal in 33 minutes vs. the Nuggets, scoring a season-high 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting with 14 rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: Humphries per-minute production has been impressive all season, and he was playing too well tonight for coach Randy Wittman to take him off the court. He's a borderline option in 14-team leagues but belongs on the waiver wire in shallower formats, at least until Nene's next stretch of DNPs. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:12 pm
    • Chandler Parsons disappears vs. Pelicans
      Chandler Parsons disappeared on Sunday with six points on 2-of-6 shooting, one rebound, three turnovers and no other stats to his credit.

      Advice: Prior to the Mavs' trade for Rajon Rondo, Parsons was averaging 16.7 points, 2.2 threes, 5.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steals, while shooting 44.8 percent from the field. Since the trade he's dipped in points (-3.1), threes (-0.6), boards (-1.1), assists (-0.5) and steals (-0.2). That's reduced him to late-round value, and owners itching to trade him would need to do so at a steep discount. Stay patient. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:23 pm
    • Hawks beat Wolves for 16th consecutive win
      The Hawks won their 16th consecutive game on Sunday, aided by Al Horford's near-perfect 19 points on 8-of-9 field goals and 3-of-3 free throws.

      Advice: He also had six rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one turnover in 31 minutes, and the Hawks are looking virtually unstoppable at the halfway point of the season. This is a quintessential Horford line, blending nice numbers with even nicer efficiency, and he's staked himself to top-20 value in 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:56 pm
    • Paul Millsap notches well-rounded line vs MIN
      Paul Millsap filled up the stat sheet vs. Minnesota, notching 20 points with two 3-pointers, five rebounds, six assists and four steals.

      Advice: The Sapper made 8-of-12 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs and committed only one turnover in 33 minutes, further endearing himself to fantasy owners. He's averaging a steady 2.0 triples over Atlanta's past four games and is second among all PF/Cs in steals per game (1.8), trailing only sticky-fingered Thaddeus Young. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:50 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng quiet in start alongside Pekovic
      Gorgui Dieng started alongside Nikola Pekovic on Sunday, finishing with nine points, seven boards, four assists and one block in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Dieng remains a must-own player and his production isn't likely to decline too much with Pek healthy, so don't overreact to the occasional quiet game. He posted 14 & 15 in 35 minutes on Friday and should quickly strike a balance between these extremes, beginning in Oklahoma City in Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:47 pm
    • Thaddeus Young posts 26/6/7 in loss to Hawks
      The Wolves lost in Atlanta on Sunday despite a huge game from Thaddeus Young, who scored 26 points (11-of-17 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs) with six rebounds, seven assists and one steal.

      Advice: This marks the fourth time in Thad's career that he's racked up at least 25/5/5, and he's finally starting to heat up after a sluggish start in Minnesota. The return of Ricky Rubio should only help Young's fantasy value, which is currently mired in the late rounds, setting the stage for a nice second half of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:33 pm
    • Brandan Wright (heel) out Sunday vs. LAC
      Brandan Wright (sore left heel) will be inactive for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: This injury is coming out of nowhere, however, considering he's simply dealing with a sore heel he shouldn't be sidelined for an extended amount of time. With Wright unavailable, look for Miles Plumlee to step back into the rotation as the first big off the bench. However, Plumlee is still stuck in a reserve role, so he's not a great play in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:34 pm
    • Terrence Jones could return 'within a week'
      When head coach Kevin McHale was asked about Terrence Jones' availability for Wednesday's game vs. Dallas, he did not rule Jones out and said that he will return "sooner rather than later."

      Advice: McHale added that Jones could return "within a week," and it appears he is getting very close to playing basketball again. However, he will be fighting for minutes with Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith, so it will be very difficult for him to produce the same way he was at the beginning of the season. Still, he's worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:19 pm
    • Paul PIerce scores 19 vs. Blazers
      Paul Pierce scored 19 points with six rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

      Advice: He joined Ray Allen, Reggie Miller and Jason Terry as the only player in NBA history to make 2,000 treys in their careers. Pierce has been particularly hot from deep lately with 2.0 makes per game in January while his rebounds have also seen a nice spike. His minutes are also slightly up, so he's worth starting in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:39 pm
    • Derrick Favors plays 31 minutes
      Derrick Favors was quiet in his return to the lineup on Saturday with nine points, eight rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: It wasn't a bad line and it was mostly due to his low usage rate. Favors is shooting the ball very well from the field and is at 72.3 percent from the line in 2015, so he could become an elite big man thanks to his contributions in blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:16 pm
    • Al Jefferson plays 30 minutes, blocks seven
      Al Jefferson blocked a season-high seven shots during a 76-71 win over the Knicks on Saturday, adding nine points, six rebounds and one turnover on 4-of-14 from the field in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He started the second half because of the injury to Bismack Biyombo (knee). Jefferson didn't quite look like his old self and had some trouble establishing position on the low block on offense, but he obviously played well on defense with his seven blocks. The Hornets are off for a few days, so it would be a good bet that Big Al starts in his next game. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:04 pm
    • Cody Zeller plays 32 minutes
      Cody Zeller played 32 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday with eight points, eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and three blocks.

      Advice: With Bismack Biyombo (knee) and Marvin Williams (head) hurt, Zeller is going to get more minutes. He isn't much of a stat-filler because he's not really involved in the offense while he's with the first unit. Unless he was already on the short list of players you were considering, his outlook shouldn't change too much with the injuries. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:56 pm
    • Jason Smith gets into foul trouble
      Jason Smith was in foul trouble during a 76-71 loss to the Hornets on Saturday, finishing with five points, four rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one turnover.

      Advice: He did play 32 minutes tonight and it would have been more. Smith has played in at least 32 minutes in four consecutive games and that should continue as long as he's healthy. He's not much of a per-minute guy, but he's worth a look in 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:50 pm
    • Lance Thomas plays 41 minutes, scores 16
      Lance Thomas played a whopping 41 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday with 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers.

      Advice: He was extremely active with his elbow touches on offense and coach Derek Fisher actually ran isolation plays for him like his name was Carmelo Anthony (rest). Thomas made just 22.2 percent from the field in 2012-13, but he's become a great offensive guy for the Knicks on their Island of Misfit Players. He is still on a 10-day deal, but give him a look in deep leagues. To be clear, he'll likely play minutes in the mid-20s on nights Melo plays. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:34 pm
       
      4:00 pm @ Ind
    • Galloway, Hardaway, Thomas, Smith & Lou start
      Langston Galloway, Tim Hardaway Jr., Lance Thomas, Jason Smith and Lou Amundson will start against the Hornets on Saturday.

      Advice: Interesting. Thomas was awesome down the stretch on Friday and coach Derek Fisher is going with the hot hand there in place of Carmelo Anthony (rest). He played 25 minutes for 16 points, so there's a chance he gets to close to 30 minutes tonight -- he won't be as efficient, though. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:32 pm
       
      4:00 pm @ Ind
    • Al Jefferson coming off the bench again
      Al Jefferson will come off the bench again on Saturday vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: He looked good with 22 points and 11 boards on Friday, but the Hornets are just being careful. The Hornets will start Brian Roberts, Gerald Henderson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cody Zeller and Bismack Biyombo. Jefferson is safe to start in standard leagues, but is a little risky for DFS. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:22 pm
    • Derrick Favors (personal) will play Saturday
      Derrick Favors (personal) will play on Saturday vs. the Nets.

      Advice: He missed Thursday's game to tend to an emergency family matter so his owners can pencil Favors into their lineups. Rudy Gobert will likely shift back to the bench with this news, but he should still see enough run to make an impact in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:29 am
    • Zeller well-positioned with Olynyk out
      Tyler Zeller scored 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting with six rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: This line isn't great but Kelly Olynyk is likely going to be out beyond the All Star break and even if he wasn't Zeller would be a guy to own in 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:23 am
    • Dieng goes for 14 & 15 with three assists
      Gorgui Dieng went for 14 and 15 with three assists and a block over 35 minutes in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Dieng is going to be a hard guy to take off the court and Flip Saunders is already talking about playing he and Nikola Pekovic (13 points, nine boards, 21 minutes) together some. If anything, it's a buy low moment if Dieng's current owner thinks Pek is going to significantly change his season-long outlook. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:00 am
    • Donatas Motiejunas scores 15 points
      Donatas Motiejunas scored 15 points with six rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 23 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: He shifted to the center spot with Dwight Howard (ankle) out and that'll continue. If Howard misses time, that should help D-Mo's numbers overall. He is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:34 pm
    • Millsap, Hawks take down the Thunder
      Paul Millsap scored 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting (including two threes) with 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks as the Hawks beat the Thunder in a 103-93 win.

      Advice: The Hawks look like a well-oiled machine and the Thunder don't look like they've developed for the last four years. DeMarre Carroll was solid with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and three treys, Al Horford went for 14 and 12 with a three, steal, three blocks and three assists, and Jeff Teague scored 17 points with nine assists and some spare change in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:02 pm
    • Lance Thomas takes over, scores 16 points
      Lance Thomas scored 16 points on 8-of-10 from the field with four rebounds, four assist and two steals against the Magic on Friday.

      Advice: He carried the Knicks with a few clutch baskets down the stretch. Thomas is only on a 10-day deal, but he seems like he'll have a chance to stay with the team next month. Amare Stoudemire will be back on Saturday, so we'll need to see it again before suggesting Thomas as an add in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:52 pm
       
      4:00 pm @ Ind
    • Jason Smith scores 19 points vs. Magic
      Jason Smith scored 19 points against the Magic on Friday with five rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He's apparently in coach Derek Fisher's good graces and has played in at least 32 minutes for three consecutive games. Smith had a grand total of one 3-pointer since the start of the 2010-11, so that part of this game is a shock. He's worth a look for 14-team leagues right now even with Amare Stoudemire coming back Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:15 pm
    • Al Jefferson scores 22 points with 11 boards
      Al Jefferson scored 22 points with 11 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 24 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

      Advice: He was really the only positive tonight and the Hornets will probably take the minutes cap off soon. It sounded like he could be coming off the bench for one more game, but that might change considering how awful the Hornets were tonight. He's worth starting in season-long leagues and it won't be long until we can trust him in DFS. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:56 pm
    • Al Jefferson, Lance Stephenson won't start
      Al Jefferson and Lance Stephenson will come off the bench against the Cavs on Friday.

      Advice: Bismack Biyombo and Gerald Henderson will start again. Jefferson played just 19 minutes on Wednesday and he'll likely be in that neighborhood tonight. Biyombo is still not a reliable fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:06 pm
    • Tyler Zeller might have fantasy value again
      Tyler Zeller played 16 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday with seven points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

      Advice: Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is going to miss some time, so there are about 25 minutes up for grabs. Zeller hasn't played more than 19 minutes in any of his previous four games and he's having a horrible run in the last two weeks. In his last six games, he's averaged just 6.0 points, 5.2 boards, 0.5 blocks and 0.2 steals on 34.1 percent from the field. He was a top-50 guy for about three weeks in December and should be more reliable sans Olynyk, so he's worth grabbing in standard leagues in hopes he turns it around. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:01 am
    • Enes Kanter scores 23 points with 16 boards
      Enes Kanter scored 23 points against the Bucks on Thursday with 16 boards, two steals and one block in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He stepped up with Derrick Favors (personal) not in the lineup today and had a double-double in the first half. Kanter had a 24-17 line on Wednesday against the Cavs, but he was floundering before that over his previous two with averages of 5.5 points and 3.5 boards. Kanter was not a top-125 player in the previous two weeks before this game and Rudy Gobert is not going away, so Kanter's owners will want to try and sell high off this two-game outburst. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:50 pm
    • Tyler Zeller bumped to the bench for now
      Tyler Zeller will come off the bench against the Blazers on Thursday.

      Advice: He's really, really struggled. In his last five games, Zeller only made 31.6 percent from the field for averages of 5.8 points, 5.4 boards, 1.8 assists and 0.4 blocks. His coach has certainly lost a lot of confidence in him and fantasy owners should feel the same. If there's a promising player on the wire, it's not a bad idea to cut Zeller even though this lineup change could be temporary. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:38 pm
    • Derrick Favors (personal) out on Thursday
      Derrick Favors (personal) will not play against the Bucks on Thursday.

      Advice: There is no word of an injury, and all we know is that Favors won't even travel with the Jazz to Milwaukee for "personal reasons". We will be sure to pass along any available updates as needed. On the other hand, Rudy Gobert will likely draw the start on Thursday and is absolutely a must-start option for his upside in blocks and boards. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:25 am
    • Josh Smith ejected in Wednesday's loss
      Josh Smith lasted just 14 minutes and finished with five points before being ejected with two technical fouls in Wednesday's ugly loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: Smith thought he got fouled when he banged knees with a Warrior, and later tore into the referees. It kind of looked like he wanted to go home early in a blowout loss, as he continues to do "Josh Smith" kind of things, regardless of what uniform he's wearing. He's been a bit of a disaster with the Rockets and things aren't likely to get better once Terrence Jones finally returns from his leg injury. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:38 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas disappears in loss
      Donatas Motiejunas hit just 2-of-8 shots for four points, three rebounds and two assists in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: That snapped a 12-game streak of double-digit scoring for D-Mo and he's been rebounding the ball well. He's still averaging 13.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals in January, and the Rockets just didn't have it going against the Dubs tonight. And once Terrence Jones finally returns, things could get a little dicey in regards to Motiejunas. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:24 pm
    • Markieff Morris quiet as Suns guards heat up
      Markieff Morris hit just 2-of-7 shots for six points and five rebounds in 29 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: That broke a streak of four double-digit scoring games for Markieff, who had 35 points against the Cavs a week ago. He'll bounce back, but gave way to the team's three point guards (Eric Bledsoe, Isaiah Thomas, Goran Dragic) tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:49 pm
    • Paul Pierce scores 14 points vs. OKC
      Paul Pierce double-doubled for the second time this season on Wednesday with 14 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Thunder.

      Advice: The Wizards pulled out all the stops to try and get the win, but it didn't work. Pierce was only playing 24.8 minutes per game in his previous 2015 outings and he'll likely be in that range again on Saturday at Portland. He's still worth owning in standard leagues even with the limited playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:46 pm
    • Chandler Parsons scores 22 points in easy win
      Chandler Parsons hit 9-of-13 shots and four 3-pointers for 22 points, two rebounds, two assists and a block in Wednesday's win over the Wolves.

      Advice: Parsons is heating up again and is averaging 16.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five games on 48 percent shooting. Slump busted. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:20 pm
    • Thaddeus Young plays well in ugly loss
      Thaddeus Young had 14 points, 11 rebounds and six assists on 7-of-17 shooting in Wednesday's loss to Dallas.

      Advice: Young has been playing much better lately, and while he didn't steal the ball tonight, he's been racking them up over his last few games. Over his last five, he's averaging 15.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.2 steals, while shooting just 43 percent. His season-long slump appears to be behind him, so we're hopeful that he can keep it rolling going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:10 pm
    • Enes Kanter goes off for 24 & 17 in start
      Enes Kanter started on Wednesday and hit 9-of-20 shots for 24 points and 17 rebounds.

      Advice: No, he doesn't block shots and yes, Rudy Gobert has been stalking him all season long, but his coach (Quin Snyder) is sticking with Kanter in the starting lineup and he's had enough big games this season to be cut some slack. Kanter was benched in the second half against the Spurs on Sunday, but it was for matchup purposes. While Rudy Gobert remains a "nice to own" player, Kanter looks like the starter for the rest of this season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:28 pm
    • Al Jefferson quiet again off bench
      Al Jefferson came off the bench again and hit 6-of-11 shots for 12 points, four rebounds, a steal and two blocks in 19 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's still on a minutes restriction due to his groin injury, but is slowly working his way back toward the starting lineup. If there are no setbacks, plan on getting him back in your weekly lineup next week. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:18 pm
    • Cody Zeller grabs 12 boards in win
      Cody Zeller hit just 1-of-8 shots for six points, but added 12 rebounds, six assists and two blocks in 32 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: That's a really nice line if he makes a few of those shots and the minutes were there. He's yet to go on much of a run this season, but tonight's game could be a sign that it's about to happen. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:03 pm
    • Terrence Jones won't play on this trip
      Terrence Jones (leg) will not play on the current three-game road trip.

      Advice: The Rockets could get him back soon and he is with the team. Jones is in the final stages of his rehab and there's at least a chance he could play next week. While he was on fire to start the season, things are a little different with Donatas Motiejunas playing well and Josh Smith in town. If you want to grab him in exchange for some dead weight, it's not a bad idea. He certainly won't be as great as he was to start the season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:17 pm
    • Al Jefferson to come off the bench again
      Al Jefferson is expected to play 16-18 minutes off the bench against the Heat on Wednesday.

      Advice: He played 25 minutes in his return on Monday and did play in garbage time. Jefferson won't see many more minutes tonight, but he's still a decent bet for a double-double. Bismack Biyombo is far too risky to use even with Miami being shorthanded. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:17 am
    • Enes Kanter will remain in starting lineup
      Coach Quin Snyder emphatically stated that Enes Kanter will remain in the starting lineup despite the impressive play of Rudy Gobert.

      Advice: It's puzzling as to why coach Synder is so adamant on sticking with Kanter, as it is become painfully obvious that the Jazz are simply a better team when Gobert is on the floor. Kanter was benched during the second half of Sunday's game, and even though he will remain the starter, Gobert will threaten his playing time every night. We will continue to monitor this situation very closely. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:49 am
    • Lou Amundson to start again on Wednesday
      Lou Amundson will draw another start on Wednesday against the 76ers.

      Advice: He just signed another 10-day contract and coach Derek Fisher really seems to like the energy that he brings, but his game simply doesn't translate to fantasy very well. Amundson is still only an option in ridiculously deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:28 am
    • Dirk Nowitzki recovered from stomach illness
      Dirk Nowitzki has recovered from a stomach illness that bothered him in late December and early January, and he said that he's "starting to feel better again."

      Advice: Nowitzki had a rest day on Wednesday and may have a few more as the season progresses, but he's not in imminent danger of any DNP-CDs. Dirk's stats have dipped across the board this year, including scoring (18.7 points per game), but we may see an uptick in the coming weeks now that his ailment is behind him. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:57 pm
    • Terrence Jones (leg) getting mobility back
      Terrence Jones (leg) has been more active at practice lately, and while he has yet to go through a full-contact workout, he continues to make steady progress.

      Advice: "I am more active than I've been in so long," Jones said. "Being on the court feels real good and it's a blessing to be able to get up and down and finally move my leg a little and jump and do things with the basketball that I couldn't do two months ago at all." Jones continues to make progress, but the fact that he's going to be fighting for minutes with Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith, and Dwight Howard, his long-term outlook isn't looking great. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:54 am
    • Louis Amundson signs 2nd 10-day deal w/Knicks
      Louis Amundson has signed a second 10-day deal with the Knicks.

      Advice: While Amundson drew the start on Monday, he's only averaged 5.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 2.0 blocks in his two games with the Knicks. Those numbers can help owners in deeper fantasy leagues, but owners in standard leagues can feel free to leave Amundson on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:15 am
    • Lance Thomas signs second 10-day contract
      Lance Thomas has signed a second 10-day contract with the New York Knicks.

      Advice: Thomas has averaged just 2.8 points and 1.8 rebounds over 10.0 minutes in his two games with the Knicks, so he can continue to be ignored by fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:42 am
       
      4:00 pm @ Ind
    • Chris Johnson headed to Turkish League
      Chris Johnson has signed a deal to play in Turkey with Turk Telekom Ankara.

      Advice: Johnson was waived by the 76ers in November and will now take his talents overseas for the remainder of the season. 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds.The 24-year-old has averaged just 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 71 NBA games, so he doesn't hold any fantasy value even if he finds his way back to the NBA. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:35 am
    • Wright plays 24 minutes off the bench
      Brandan Wright played 24 minutes off the bench on Monday, managing two points on 1-of-4 shooting with five rebounds and two blocks.

      Advice: This is pretty big news for him as playing time has always been the problem and his fantasy game has been ultra-efficient. He didn't get the job done in the stat sheet tonight, and there could be key differences to how he is deployed in Phoenix vs. Dallas, but he's worth a look as a speculative add -- especially in 9-cat formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:41 am
    • Motiejunas posts popcorn line in blowout win
      Donatas Motiejunas scored 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting with nine rebounds and four assists over 34 minutes in Monday's blowout win over the Pacers.

      Advice: Motie did not have any money counting stats (3PTs, STLs, BLKs) and that takes a lot of the shine off this line. He's going to have his work cut out for him whenever Terrence Jones returns, but he has been playing at a mid-round level for a few weeks and owners should ride him all the way to the edge of the cliff. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:59 pm
    • Smith has another bad fantasy outing
      Josh Smith hit just 3-of-11 shots for six points, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: Smith missed both of his 3-pointers and his only free throw to boot. He has played well below the cut line in most standard leagues and owners can leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:57 pm
    • Lance Thomas likely to stay with the Knicks
      The Knicks are reportedly going to sign Lance Thomas to another 10-day contract.

      Advice: His role has been minimal at best, so owners in most leagues can ignore this news. Leave Thomas on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:35 pm
       
      4:00 pm @ Ind
    • The Knicks will reportedly keep Lou Amundson
      The Knicks will reportedly sign Lou Amundson to another 10-day contract.

      Advice: He drew a start on Monday against the Pelicans, finishing with four points, three boards, one assist and two blocks in 24 minutes. However, even if he does earn a role in New York, Amundson's game doesn't translate well to fantasy. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:34 pm
    • Lou Amundson scores four points
      Lou Amundson played 24 minutes in the starting lineup against the Pelicans on Monday with four points, three rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: He played down the stretch today and the Knicks gave Amundson an extended look with his 10-day deal running out. He's probably played well enough to stay on the team for another 10-day contract, but is only worth a look in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:44 pm
    • Dirk Nowitzki scores 21 points in win
      Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points with six rebounds and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

      Advice: That rest day from Wednesday has helped him out in his last two games with a 25-point effort on Friday and this solid effort today. Nowitzki had one of his worst months in his career in December, making just 43.5 percent from the field, and he was at just 44.0 percent from the field this month before today. He'll get some rest days here and there, but his owner might be willing to sell him below market value. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:22 pm
    • Al Horford stays hot with 14/6/7 vs. Detroit
      Al Horford stayed hot during Monday's home win, scoring 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting with six boards, seven assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: Horford is a ridiculous 33-of-41 from the field (80.5 percent) over his past four games, averaging 19.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists during that span. Those numbers have vaulted him back into early-round territory after a somewhat slow start to the season, and the 28-year-old is unlikely to pick up many more DNP-CDs as he did on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:24 pm
    • Terrence Jones (leg) not practicing fully yet
      Terrence Jones (leg) is making progress, but he hasn't had a full contact practice yet.

      Advice: While he was spotted taking jumpers this week, this news suggests he is going to be out a little while longer. Jones is said to be in the "final stages" of his rehab, but there's simply no telling when we will see him in action. His return should make things interesting in Houston's crowded frontcourt that includes Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Dwight Howard, so Jones' outlook for the season isn't that inspiring. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:21 pm
    • Cody Zeller sees his minutes cut on Monday
      Cody Zeller played 18 minutes against the Wolves on Monday with two points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals.

      Advice: He did pick up a few more minutes because of the Al Jefferson injury, but didn't really do much with them. Zeller doesn't block shots and his rebounding rate is below average for a big man, so he's not someone fantasy owners should be excited about. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:59 pm
    • Al Jefferson plays 25 minutes in return
      Al Jefferson played 25 minutes in his return to the lineup against the Wolves on Monday with eight points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He didn't move around great, but the Hornets allowed him to play in garbage time and let him attempt 11 shots from the field. Jefferson figures to be around 25-28 minutes again on Wednesday against the Heat. He's been a little injury prone, so his owners can at least consider trying to flip him now that he's active. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:42 pm
    • Thaddeus Young scores 18 points vs. Hornets
      Thaddeus Young was the lone offensive bright spot against the Hornets during an ugly 105-80 loss on Monday, scoring a team-high 18 points with four rebounds, two assists and three steals in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He is coming off a 22-point game on Saturday and is heating up at the right time. Young was in jeopardy of losing his starting job a few weeks ago, but he should be able to keep it for now. Although, Shabazz Muhammad (oblique) will likely threaten him and keep him on thin ice. Young should remain owned in standard leagues despite the trade rumors. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:36 pm
    • Lou Amundson will start on Monday
      Lou Amundson will start against the Pelicans on Monday.

      Advice: Interesting. Coach Derek Fisher is really getting creative here and the team just wants to look at him to see if he is worth keeping beyond his 10-day deal. He's not a fantasy option tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:06 pm
    • Surprise: Al Jefferson will return on Monday
      In a surprise, Al Jefferson (groin) will return on Monday against the Timberwolves.

      Advice: Jefferson was thought to have a shot to return on Wednesday, but he's back early for the Hornets. He will come off the bench in his first game back and play between 14-16 minutes, so Bismack Biyombo will continue to start for now. As long as Jefferson gets through his first game back without issues, he should return to his normal role as a starter shortly thereafter. He'll need to get his conditioning under him after a lengthy layoff, so keep in mind that process could take a handful of games. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:22 am
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