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    • Mike Conley (wrist) still probable for Sat
      Mike Conley (wrist) participated in shootaround on Saturday morning, and is still listed as probable to play against the Thunder.

      Advice: He hasn't been able to play in the Grizzlies' last two games, so there's a good chance that they keep a close eye on his minutes. Conley is also going to have to chase Russell Westbrook around the court all game, so owners in daily leagues may want to look elsewhere. If Conley ends up sitting as a precaution, Beno Udrih will stay relevant for a little bit longer. Rotoworld.com
      39 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • John Wall sits out of shootaround on Saturday
      John Wall (migraines) didn't participate in shootaround on Saturday, but teammates Bradley Beal and Garrett Temple believe that Wall will end up playing against the Raptors.

      Advice: Wall is battling a couple of bum ankles, a sore Achilles and some mysterious migraines, so we will be sure to monitor his status very closely prior to tip-off. We will leave him on the injury report for now, but we still think that Wall will end up playing in this one. Should Wall miss any time in the future, Bradley Beal, Andre Miller and even Garrett Temple will all benefit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      50 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Carmelo Anthony praises Kobe Bryant
      Carmelo Anthony praised Kobe Bryant (shoulder) on Friday, and said that he believes that Bryant will return at full strength next season.

      Advice: "I know him, man," Anthony said. "This is not a way he wants to go out. I'm pretty sure he'll do whatever he has to do to get back on that court one more time before he hangs them shoes up." While all signs point to Bryant returning next season, there is always going to be some speculation about him retiring considering he has been in the league for nearly 20 years now. It will be interesting to see if the Black Mamba will be ready in time for training camp next season, but we will be sure to track his progress every step of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:09 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Hamstring still on Tony Parker's mind
      Tony Parker has struggled to regain his previous form since suffering a partially torn hamstring during December, but he said on Friday that he just needs to stop thinking about it so much.

      Advice: "I think it’s almost a mind thing," Parker said. "There’s not really pain. It’s just weird. I’m trying to stay positive and not think about it." Parker is averaging just 11.5 points and 3.8 assists in 25.3 minutes per game in January, and it's obvious that the Spurs are going to be cautious with him moving forward. The All-Star break should allow the veteran point guard to get some much needed rest, so owners should try to remain patient for now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:40 am
    • Bledsoe & Dragic lead Suns to 16-6 push
      Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting (2-of-3 from deep, 5-of-5 from the line) with four rebounds, six assists and three steals in the Suns' 99-93 win over the Bulls on Friday.

      Advice: The Suns' three-headed point guard experiment is working and at 16-6 over their past 22 games, they look plenty happy as a squad. Goran Dragic added 21 points on 9-of-18 shooting with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one three, and Markieff Morris went for 12 and 14 with three assists in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:10 am
    • Brooks scores 21 points off the bench
      Aaron Brooks scored 21 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 8-of-13 shots (including three treys) with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Brooks has flown under the radar and now has a month of top-100 value under his belt. During that 17-game span he has averaged 12.5 points, 2.1 threes, 2.2 boards, 2.2 assists with 1.0 combined steals and blocks. He's shooting a bit high at 44.7 percent in that span, but that's his field goal percentage for the year (41.7 percent career). His role seems tenuous and things could change, but those numbers are worthy of a pickup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:45 pm
    • Burke goes for 15 and seven off the bench
      Trey Burke scored 15 points on 6-of-16 shooting (including three treys) with two rebounds, seven assists and zero steals in 34 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Burke is basically playing starter's minutes and Dante Exum isn't winning any awards as the starting point guard. There's a bit of unease given this strange experiment, but Burke should be worth owning for the rest of the year. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:26 pm
    • Curry goes for 32-7-6 with five threes
      Stephen Curry scored 32 points on 10-of-22 shooting (5-of-11 3PTs, 7-of-9 FTs) with seven rebounds, six assists and three steals in Friday's loss to the Jazz.

      Advice: Curry has been a bit quiet lately and has seen himself fall behind Anthony Davis for the No. 2 slot (per game) behind James Harden in 8-cat leagues. Perhaps he's ready for his own Klay Thompson night in the near future. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:24 pm
    • Chalmers posts low-end line with guys out
      Mario Chalmers scored 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, six assists and one steal in Friday's loss to the Mavs.

      Advice: Chalmers had a big game on Tuesday and with the Heat's core group suffering from injuries he should be owned across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:06 pm
    • Rondo plays just 23 minutes against Heat
      Rajon Rondo played just 23 minutes on Friday against the Heat, scoring four points on 2-of-4 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and two steals.

      Advice: Rondo has not been a hit in Dallas and he's been returning bench-worthy numbers in fantasy leagues. In 9-cat leagues he's in the tank unless you're punting turnovers. Owners should simply keep him benched until Dallas figures out how they want to deploy him. This is a veteran club with some great offensive minds, so there's still a good chance they get it figured out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:01 pm
    • Evans just misses skinny triple-double
      Tyreke Evans scored 11 points on 5-of-13 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, a season-high tying 12 assists and one steal in Friday's win.

      Advice: Evans has been producing at a mid-round level with Jrue Holiday out and there's no reason to think that will change. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:43 pm
    • Paul posts 24-8-7 line in loss to Pelicans
      Chris Paul scored 24 points on 10-of-20 shooting (including three treys) with eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Paul has been a top 5-6 player this season and that's right around his ADP. DeAndre Jordan went for 12 and 15 with three blocks in the loss. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:39 pm
    • Lou Williams scores 25 points vs. Nets
      Lou Williams scored 25 points off the bench against the Nets during a 127-122 overtime victory on Friday with four rebounds, three assists, and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He hasn't seen his production drop off in his last five games, averaging 17.8 points, 1.8 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.0 triples. Williams was at his best while DeMar DeRozan was active, so he should still be viewed as a hold in standard leagues. DeRozan had 26 points, four rebounds, nine assists, one steal and one turnover in 41 minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:58 pm
    • Jarrett Jack scores a career-high 35 points
      Jarrett Jack scored a career-high 35 points against the Raptors on Friday, adding eight rebounds, 13 assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Nets said they wanted to keep Jack's minutes down, but tonight was the most playing time he's ever had in an NBA game. Deron Williams (ribs) is going to be back at some point, but Jack will likely get minutes in the mid-20s when that happens. He should be owned everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:45 pm
    • Jeff Teague drops 17, Hawks win 18th straight
      Jeff Teague scored 17 points in a 105-99 win over the Blazers on Friday, adding seven rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Hawks have won 18 games in a row and are 32-2 since Thanksgiving. They will take on the 76ers on Saturday, the Pelicans on Monday, the Wizards on Wednesday, and then the Warriors on Friday in what's shaping up to be the best game of the season. As for Teague, he's a top-10 fantasy guard and his owners can enjoy the ride. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:14 pm
    • Damian Lillard revenge tour falls short
      Damian Lillard made 6-of-20 from the field for 13 points with six rebounds, 11 assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer against the Hawks on Friday.

      Advice: It was the classic case of him trying to do too much and he's struggled in both of his matchups vs. the Hawks this season. Lillard did match his season high in assists, but this was his just his second game of the year without a free throw attempt. Coach Terry Stotts said he was not happy about Lillard not making the All-Star Team. His usage was plenty high, so expect a big game in a better matchup against the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:48 pm
    • Michael Carter-Williams puts up a trip-dub
      Michael Carter-Williams posted his third triple-double of the season during a 103-94 win over the Wolves on Friday, making 6-of-13 from the field with 17 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers.

      Advice: He's shooting the ball a lot better right now, making at least 46 percent from the field in three of his last four, averaging 13.3 points, 7.3 boards, 8.8 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.0 triples. He is starting to come around, but he's going to really hurt his fantasy owners in percentages and turnovers. MCW is still a nice play in DFS and points formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:40 pm
    • Lorenzo Brown plays 23 minutes
      Lorenzo Brown played 23 minutes off the bench against the 76ers on Friday with two rebounds, three assists and two steals.

      Advice: With Zach LaVine going down due to an ankle injury, Brown had a chance for a revenge game against his 2013-14 team. Although, LaVine did return and Mo Williams could be back for Saturday, so there's little reason to add him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:30 pm
    • Zach LaVine returns from ankle tweak
      Zach LaVine returned from an ankle tweak from Friday, finishing with five points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 25 minutes.

      Advice: He could barely walk due to the third quarter injury, but the team taped him up and put him back on the floor in the fourth quarter. LaVine looked just fine while he was out there, but there's a chance he'll deal with some swelling. Ricky Rubio (ankle) will be back as soon as next week, so fantasy owners should plan on his value taking a hit. Also, if LaVine is out, Lorenzo Brown may start, assuming Mo Williams can't make it back. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:26 pm
    • Zach Lavine (ankle) returns to the game
      Zach LaVine went to the locker room with a left ankle sprain in the third quarter of Friday's game and did return.

      Advice: LaVine was able to hobble back to the locker room under his own power, but he didn't put all of his weight on his foot. He's probably going to have to deal with some swelling, so he'll be up in the air for Saturday. We'll let you know how he looks in the fourth quarter following the game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:34 pm
    • Shabazz Napier set to start Friday vs. Dallas
      Shabazz Napier will slide into the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Mavs with Dwyane Wade (hamstring) sidelined.

      Advice: Through two starts this season Napier is averaging 11.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.0 three-pointer, and 1.5 steals per game. Napier is someone to consider in deeper leagues, but standard league owners can use a wait-and-see approach with the rookie. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:50 pm
    • Mike Conley (wrist) probable for Saturday
      Mike Conley (wrist) is probable to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

      Advice: It's nice to see the Grizzlies will get their star point guard back, but they didn't miss him in their last two games. Conley should have his hands full in what should be a great game on Saturday night. If you added Beno Udrih, you can let him loose. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:44 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) not traveling w/ team
      Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will not travel initially during Miami's upcoming four-game road trip.

      Advice: Wade said a best-case scenario for his return would be 2-3 weeks, so he wouldn't have played in any of these games anyway. While he's sidelined, Chris Bosh will be the main man on offense, with Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole, and Shabazz Napier all seeing some increased opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:31 pm
       
      Injured
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) could return Monday?
      Timberwolves' head coach Flip Saunders said that Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play this weekend, but he did not rule out the possibility of Rubio making his return next week.

      Advice: There's a slim chance that Rubio will be available for Monday's game against Dallas, but with the way things have been going, we wouldn't get too excited. Rubio was initially believed to be targeting a return for Christmas day, but has continually had his timeline pushed back further and further. However, when Rubio does finally make his return, he'll hurt the value of Zach LaVine and Mo Williams. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:14 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Cle
    • John Wall planning to play on Saturday
      John Wall (migraines) said his goal is to suit up and play against the Raptors on Saturday.

      Advice: "I’m used to getting through things but when you re-sprain it again it’s kind of aggravating when it’s on the verge of kind of getting better you gotta get back to step one again," Wall said. The Wizards have a huge game with playoff implications, so this probably isn't the game to rest. If he sits, expect to see more of Andre Miller with Bradley Beal running the offense more. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:18 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Damian Lillard discusses being snubbed
      Damian Lillard discussed not being selected to the All-Star Team on Friday and said he wanted to "thank the coaches who feel I wasn't good enough, the fans that didn't think I was good enough, and Adam Silver also for not thinking I was good enough."

      Advice: "It ain't always gone be peaches and cream but somebody has to pay for the reason it's not," Lillard added. Apparently, the league is on notice and it'll start tonight against the red-hot Atlanta Hawks tonight at 7:30 EST. The Blazers have the fourth best record in the NBA, Lillard is 12th in the NBA in scoring and Lillard hasn't missed a game in his career. More importantly for his fantasy owners, he's a top-10 player in standard leagues this season. If you don't have NBA League Pass, tonight might be a reason to reconsider. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:18 pm
    • Shelvin Mack out again on Friday night
      Shelvin Mack (calf) will not play against the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: He has been out since Jan. 17 due to a calf strain. Mack did some work in practice on Thursday, but he doesn't have a target date to return. Expect Dennis Schroder to soak up the backup minutes behind Jeff Teague. Additionally, the Hawks will be less likely to rest their players with Mack not healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:41 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Phi
    • George Hill goes through full practice Friday
      George Hill was a full participant for Friday's light practice, but he will continue to come off the bench for Saturday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: Hill is expected to remain with a minutes restriction for Saturday's game, so owners still holding on will need to remain patient as Hill is eased back into the rotation. After Saturday, the Pacers don't play again until Wednesday, and there's a chance his workload is increased for that game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:57 am
       
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Mike Conley (wrist) status uncertain for Sat.
      Head coach Dave Joerger said Mike Conley's status for Saturday's game vs. OKC is still unknown at this point.

      Advice: Conley has missed the past two games with a wrist injury, and the Grizzlies continue to be sparse with providing updates on his status. We should get another update on Conley after Saturday morning's shootaround, and if he's again unavailable, it will be Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes splitting minutes at point guard. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:13 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Damian Lillard not happy with All-Star snub
      Damian Lillard said that he is "definitely" taking the All-Star snub personally.

      Advice: Lillard still has a chance to make it into the game as Kobe Bryant's replacement, but DeMarcus Cousins may have something to say about that. Regardless, owners of Lillard can expect him to take out his aggressions against the Atlanta Hawks tonight, and he is certainly someone to target in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:07 am
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Friday vs. the 76ers
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: At this point there's really no telling when we'll see Rubio back on the court, as his time table seems to continuously be pushed back further and further. It's unclear if Mo Williams (hip) will be available for tonight's game, but if he does play, he'll draw a favorable matchup against the 76ers. If he's out, Zach LaVine will get all the run he can handle. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:13 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Cle
    • Kobe Bryant says plan is to be ready for camp
      Kobe Bryant confirmed that the plan is for him to be ready to play come September when the Lakers open up their training camp.

      Advice: Bryant, speaking with the media the day after undergoing season-ending surgery to repair his right rotator cuff, said that his shoulder is feeling "sore, but it's okay." We'll continue to monitor Bryant's status closely, but it's worth noting that a return in September puts him one month ahead of his initial nine-month timeline, so there's a decent chance he's not ready to go by training camp. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:53 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Aaron Brooks ejected in double-overtime
      Aaron Brooks was ejected in double-overtime against the Lakers on Thursday, finishing with 15 points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Coach Tom Thibodeau hasn't been bashful about using two-PG lineups and Brooks has played well next to Derrick Rose. Brooks' fantasy value will take a hit once Mike Dunleavy (ankle) comes back, so he's not really a great pickup right now. Although, that could change if Derrick Rose's minor injury becomes something. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:34 pm
    • Derrick Rose scores 17 points in 42 minutes
      Derrick Rose made 7-of-26 from the field for 17 points with four rebounds, six assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and five turnovers in 42 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

      Advice: It's worth mentioning he had a minor ankle tweak in the fourth quarter, but he returned about one minute later in real time. Rose was a little better tonight than he was on Tuesday with taking care of the ball, but his lucky streak from beyond the arc is clearly over, making only 5-of-25 (20 percent) from deep in his last three. His fantasy owners will want to make sure he's ready to roll on Friday against the Suns. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:31 pm
    • George Hill still looks slow
      George Hill played 12 minutes off the bench because of garbage time on Thursday, finishing with eight points, two rebounds and three assists.

      Advice: There were some bright spots, but he still doesn't look right and his quickness is just not there. Based on tonight, he's likely going to have a minutes cap for a couple weeks. If you don't feel like waiting for him to come around and there is a promising player on your wire, it's not a bad idea to drop Hill. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:07 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Mike Conley (wrist) out again on Thursday
      Mike Conley (wrist) will not play against the Nuggets on Thursday night.

      Advice: This will be his second game out of the lineup due to his wrist injury. The 2015 part of the season has not been nice to Conley with two ankle sprains and this current issue costing him time. There's no indication that this issue will linger on, so he can be considered as a buy-low candidate. Beno Udrih is a nice option in DFS tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:28 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Jeff Teague and Paul Millsap are All-Stars
      Jeff Teague, Kyrie Irving, Dwyane Wade (hamstring), Chris Bosh, Al Horford, Jimmy Butler and Paul Millsap were named as the Eastern Conference All-Star Reserves.

      Advice: It would appear Wade is not going to play with his hamstring strain, so that should allow either Kyle Korver or Brandon Knight to replace him. Nikola Vucevic is probably the first big man to be considered as a snub and his numbers are certainly better than guys like Chris Bosh. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:21 pm
    • Mike Conley (wrist) game-time decision Thurs.
      Mike Conley (wrist) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Conley dressed for Tuesday's game against Dallas, but he did not leave the bench, and it's looking like we're not going to get an official update on Conley's status until just before the tip. If he does indeed spend another game on the sidelines, Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes would split minutes at point guard. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:49 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • George Hill will remain on minutes cap Thurs.
      George Hill will remain on his 20 minutes per game limit until Saturday, after which the Pacers hope to increase his workload.

      Advice: While Hill has been limited to 20 minutes per game over his last three outings, he's still been able to put up serviceable numbers, averaging 14.3 points, 2.7 assists, 1.0 steal, and 1.0 three-pointer per game. He'll have a favorable matchup against the Knicks tonight, so feel free to roll him out there. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:37 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Kerr says no plans to rest Stephen Curry
      Steve Kerr said he has no plans of resting Stephen Curry.

      Advice: Why would he? Curry has played 78 games the past two seasons, and aside from the injury-plagued disaster of the 2011-12 season, Steph has managed to stay very healthy throughout his career. He's currently averaging 22.8 points, 8.2 assists, and a career-high 4.7 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game on 49.1 percent shooting. He's in the MVP conversation, and there's no reason to think he'll slow down. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:07 pm
    • Shelvin Mack (calf) gets up some shots Thurs.
      Shelvin Mack (calf) was spotted getting up some shots and going through some court work during Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Mack is getting closer towards making a return, but as the third-string point guard on the roster, he's not going to be able to do enough statistically to be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:01 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Phi
    • Kupchak says Kobe will be ready for camp
      Lakers' GM Mitch Kupchak said that Kobe Bryant will be ready for training camp next season.

      Advice: "We spoke last night, he's in great spirits," said Kupchak of Bryant. "He's excited about the prognosis and being ready for training camp. The big key is we have to improve the talent level on the team." This is an interesting statement, because Kobe's initial timetable of nine months would have him out until November of next year. Kupchak also said that retirement was not discussed when talking with Kobe, and we'll continue to track The Black Mambas' status closely on his road to recovery. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:48 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • No timetable for Dwyane Wade's return
      Dwyane Wade (hamstring) said he is without a timetable for his return.

      Advice: Wade spoke with the media on Thursday and closed his session by saying, "You won't be seeing me for a while so get a good look at this face." Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said James Ennis will pick up some of Wade's minutes, but Shabazz Napier and Mario Chalmers become the priority pickups for fantasy owners. Wade said a best-case scenario for his return would be 2-3 weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:34 am
       
      Injured
    • Mike Conley questionable for Thursday
      Mike Conley (wrist) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Conley almost crashed Twitter with daily players searching for a status update Tuesday night and it looks like we're destined for a repeat on Thursday. We'll update his status as soon as more information become available, but owners should be ready to fire up Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes if Conley unable to suit up. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:18 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Dwyane Wade will miss Friday's game vs Mavs
      Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will miss Friday's game against the Mavericks.

      Advice: While this comes as no surprise as Wade is expected to miss "extended time", Erik Spoelstra is labeling Wade merely as day-to-day. D-Wade already missed 10 games in November due to a hamstring injury, so while the Heat may want to take this situation game by game, fantasy owners should be prepared for an extended absence. Shabazz Napier and Mario Chalmers will see the biggest fantasy boost while Wade is out, while Norris Cole should also see some extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:27 am
       
      Injured
    • John Wall headed to see doctor for migraines
      John Wall (ankle, head) will to meet with a doctor about his migraines on Friday.

      Advice: Wall is already dealing with a balky right ankle, but his headaches are becoming the main issue as he's played his last two games through intense migraines. "It’s just been killing me, man, to be honest," Wall said before Wednesday's loss to the Suns. Wall has two days off before the Wizards play again on Saturday, but Andre Miller would be in line for a spot start if Wall can't suit up against the Raptors. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:32 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Trey Burke scores 11 in loss to Clippers
      Trey Burke came off the bench again and hit just 4-of-15 shots for 11 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: He's easily outplayed starter Dante Exum for the last two games, and has been solid over his last four, scoring in double figures and averaging 14.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 3.0 3-pointers. He's shooting just 37 percent from the floor though, and his poor shooting, combined with his lack of assists and rebounds, makes him a borderline player to own right now. If he gets his starting job back though, we'd recommend picking him up. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:49 pm
    • John Wall has a bad game in Phoenix
      John Wall (ankle, Achilles, migraines) didn't have a great game against the Suns during a 106-98 loss on Wednesday, making 5-of-16 from the field for 11 points with seven boards, seven assists, one steal, two blocks, one 3-pointer and five turnovers.

      Advice: He has been dealing with migraines for the past two weeks and he's dealing with some foot issues, as well. Wall and the Wizards had their four-game West Coast trip end tonight, so they'll head back home to face the Raptors on Saturday. While the Raptors have been struggling against PGs, Wall actually had one of his worst games against them with eight points earlier this season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:18 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Jarrett Jack goes for 14 & 13 in loss to ATL
      Jarrett Jack had 14 points, five rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 5-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's loss at Atlanta.

      Advice: This was Jack's third double-double in January and the 13 dimes marked a season high for a Nets player. He's played well for the most part over the last month, although when he has a bad game, it's usually pretty bad. Deron Williams (ribs) missed his 10th straight game tonight, but seems to be nearing a return. But unless you see him starting and Jack becoming irrelevant, hang onto JJ until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:38 pm
    • Zach LaVine scores 17 points on nine FGAs
      Zach LaVine had his best game of 2015 against the Celtics on Wednesday, making 7-of-9 from the field for 17 points with four rebounds, six assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He was in complete control in his 22nd NBA start. LaVine only made 39.0 percent from the field in his previous starts, so this efficient line comes as a huge surprise. Mo Williams (personal, hip) and Ricky Rubio (ankle) should be back soon, so it's hard to grab LaVine in standard leagues as anything more than a stop-gap guy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:54 pm
    • Lorenzo Brown plays 24 minutes
      Lorenzo Brown played 24 minutes against the Celtics on Wednesday with 10 points, one rebound, three assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Not bad. Brown is only on a 10-day deal and chances are he's going to be off the team once Ricky Rubio (ankle) is ready to go. That is likely to be within the current 10-day deal, so Brown doesn't have a very good outlook next month. He's worth a look in deep leagues for a couple games, though. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:48 pm
    • Lou Williams drops 27 points on Kings
      Lou Williams came off the bench for 27 points, two rebounds, two assists, three steals and four 3-pointers on 7-of-16 shooting in 26 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Williams has hit double figures in seven straight games and has only scored in single digits one time in 14 January games, and this is officially your notice to pick him up. Just don't expect him to do this every night, as he's only scored 20 or more points in three of those 14 games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:06 pm
    • MCW back w/ near triple-double for Sixers
      Michael Carter-Williams returned from an illness on Wednesday and just missed a triple-double with 14 points, nine rebounds, 10 assists, two blocks and a 3-pointer on 5-of-10 shooting.

      Advice: Looky there, MCW shoots it 10 times and has an efficient night and the Sixers win. Funny how that works. On a serious note, he's been a fantasy beast on most nights he's played this season, and it was good to see him back in action. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:18 pm
    • Tyreke Evans plays well in great matchup
      Tyreke Evans played through an illness on Wednesday against the Nuggets, scoring 25 points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He attacked the rim as usual, but didn't pass the ball nearly as well as he did on Monday -- he had 12 dimes against Philly. Evans has his role solidified as the starter for now and there's even some buzz that he remains as the starter once Jrue Holiday (leg) returns. He should put up some big numbers for the next month. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:04 pm
    • John Wall (ankle) will play against the Suns
      John Wall will play against the Suns on Wednesday night.

      Advice: There is no word of him being limited, so his fantasy owners can start him against his former Kentucky understudy, Eric Bledsoe. Wall should put up nice numbers in a game with a little faster pace than they're used to. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:08 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Tyreke Evans (illness) will start vs. Nuggets
      Tyreke Evans will start against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was basically probable for this one and should be able to resume his normal role. Evans figures to run the offense and he'll attempt to keep Ty Lawson out of the lane on defense. He's a must-start option tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:34 pm
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) doubtful for this week
      Flip Saunders said that Ricky Rubio (ankle) isn't likely to return until next week.

      Advice: Rubio won't play on Wednesday and this makes him very doubtful for games on Friday and Saturday. The Wolves play four games next week, beginning Monday in Dallas, so owners should keep an eye out for updates over the weekend. Zach LaVine will be running the show on Wednesday with Mo Williams (personal) unavailable. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:59 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Cle
    • Tyreke Evans (illness) a GTD, expects to play
      Tyreke Evans (illness) is a game-time decision to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

      Advice: Coach Monty Williams said he does expect Evans to play. If he doesn't for some reason, the Pelicans are going to have to unleash Jimmer Fredette while Eric Gordon will have to run the offense for. For now, fantasy owners can play on 'Reke playing. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:37 pm
    • Kobe Bryant out nine months after surgery
      Kobe Bryant had surgery to repair his right rotator cuff on Wednesday, and he's expected to miss nine months.

      Advice: This is a longer-than-expected timetable which would keep him out until roughly next November, so it's very unlikely he'll be in uniform for the start of the 2015-16 season. The Black Mamba's unfortunate injury will open up more playing time for Jordan Clarkson, Jeremy Lin, Nick Young and especially Wayne Ellington, the last of whom is a very nice pickup as the Lakers' starting SG. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:26 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Dwyane Wade expected to miss 'extended time'
      Dwyane Wade is expected to miss "extended time" with his hamstring injury, according to the Sun Sentinel.

      Advice: He received treatment on Wednesday and the Heat already signed Tyler Johnson to a 10-day deal to fill Wade's spot. Wade missed two weeks with a strained hamstring back in November, which may seem like a fair expectation at this point for his current issue. It will likely be Shabazz Napier benefiting the most while Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole have to step up. Expect to see Chris Bosh carry the offense, as well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:44 pm
       
      Injured
    • John Wall is questionable, likely to play
      John Wall is listed as questionable to face the Suns, but a team official said he thinks Wall will play.

      Advice: He wasn't on the injury report for the pre-game notes, but the Wizards are going to entertain the idea of resting him again. He was supposed to have a minutes limit on Tuesday, but it didn't happen. Wall has an Achilles issue, a sore ankle, and migraines, so it's possible he sits. Owners in season-long leagues should start Wall tonight, but he's not a great DFS option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:21 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Michael Carter-Williams will play Wednesday
      Michael Carter-Williams (illness) will start Wednesday's game vs. the Pistons

      Advice: He does feel better [but] he's not 100 percent," said coach Brett Brown. MCW's return sends Larry Drew II back to the bench and he's safe to activate in all lineups even though he's still under the weather, as he's taken on a massive workload with Tony Wroten out of the picture. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:20 pm
    • George Hill (leg) misses practice Wednesday
      George Hill (leg) missed practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: "To not be able to start the season with these guys and go through all these battles with them and then coming back for a couple games and it's [another injury], that [is bad]," Hill said. Not good. He just can't stay healthy this season and is almost a lock to miss games at some point. We should consider him questionable to play against the Knicks on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:58 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Minnesota have signed Lorenzo Brown
      Minnesota has signed guard Lorenzo Brown to a 10-day contract on Wednesday, and he is expected to be available to play against the Celtics.

      Advice: The uncertainty surrounding Ricky Rubio's (ankle) return and the latest injury to Mo Williams (hip) may have forced their hand, so Brown may end up seeing some action right out of the gate. There's no need to consider an add outside of ridiculously deep leagues just yet, but we will let you know if he pops up on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:43 am
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) remains out Wednesday
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics as expected.

      Advice: There is simply no telling when we will see Rubio back in action, and all his owners can do is simply wait until we get a positive report. Mo Williams is questionable on Wednesday with a hip injury, meaning rookie Zach LaVine could see big minutes against the Celtics. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:35 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Cle
    • Shelvin Mack (calf) out again on Wednesday
      Shelvin Mack (calf) will not play on Wednesday against the Nets, but he did say that he would be back soon.

      Advice: His return will provide Atlanta with some additional depth to their backcourt, but Mack's role isn't large enough to warrant attention in most leagues. Dennis Schroder will continue to see a small bump in minutes until Mack returns. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:02 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Phi
    • Tyreke Evans (illness) probable for Wednesday
      Tyreke Evans (illness) is considered probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

      Advice: He has take over the starting point guard role in the absence of Jrue Holday (leg), so the Pelicans would be in serious trouble If Evans missed this game. Even though Evans will likely end up playing, owners should check back before tip-off just to be safe. Should he miss any time, Nate Wolters and Jimmer Fredette would see an uptick in minutes at point guard, but still wouldn't be ideal options outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:26 am
    • John Wall has several minor injury issues
      John Wall is reportedly dealing with a sore left Achilles, minor ankle sprains on both feet, and he was dealing with a migraine during Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: "He fought through a lot of different things," coach Randy Wittman said of Wall. "He's beat up a little bit. He's under the weather a little bit. But John loves playing. That's why I love that kid. It takes a lot for him to miss a game." To be clear, Wall is not expected to miss any time, but this simply speaks volumes of his toughness. Wall should get a chance to recover during the All-Star break, so his owners shouldn't be too concerned. Feel free to deploy Wall as normal for now, just be sure to stay tuned for updates. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:20 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Tony Parker wins FIBA player of year again
      Tony Parker was named FIBA Europe's 2014 men's player of the year on Wednesday.

      Advice: This was his second straight year collecting the award, and he fully deserves it after helping the Spurs beat the Heat in the NBA Finals last season. However, Parker has really struggled to carry that momentum over into this season, but we also have to consider that he was battling a hamstring issue for quite some time. He is currently averaging 14.4 points, 4.7 assists and 1.7 boards per game, so his owners can only hope that he improves as the Spurs fight to bolster their position in the loaded Western Conference. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:59 am
    • Derrick Rose scores 30 points w/ 11 turnovers
      Derrick Rose turned the ball over a career-high 11 times vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, scoring 30 points on 13-of-33 shooting with four 3-pointers, seven rebounds and just one assist in 43 minutes.

      Advice: Rose was launching shots indiscriminately, perhaps overcompensating during a nationally-televised game vs. the top-seeded team in the West. His lone assist helped to force overtime and he made a very tough jumper to give Chicago the lead late in OT, but his lack of efficiency is glaring -- he's now one of three people since the 1985-86 season to take at least 33 shots without a single free throw attempt, joining Gilbert Arenas and Hakeem Olajuwon. Rose's fantasy owners can't complain as long as he's healthy and racking up a ridiculous usage rate. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:08 pm
    • John Wall (Achilles) posts 21/9/13 vs. Lakers
      John Wall wasn't bothered by his sore Achilles on Tuesday, as he piled up 21 points on 8-of-12 FGs, nine rebounds, 13 assists in a comeback win vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: He shot an unusually awful 5-of-12 at the FT line with four turnovers, but added three steals and it's all gravy for owners who weren't even sure if he'd suit up tonight. Wall has been perfectly durable over the past two seasons and his owners shouldn't fret about his minor ailment -- start him with confidence vs. the Suns on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:41 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Rajon Rondo quiet in home loss to Grizzlies
      Rajon Rondo couldn't duplicate Sunday's near triple-double on Tuesday, but he still posted seven points, one 3-pointer, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals.

      Advice: He turned the ball over three times but didn't take any FT attempts, to his fantasy owners' relief. Fantasy owners' should keep an eye on Rondo's health and playing time over the next few weeks -- he's averaging just 27.5 minutes over the Mavs' past six games, possibly a consequence of a lingering Achilles injury. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:25 pm
    • John Wall (Achilles) starts vs. L.A. Tuesday
      John Wall (sore Achilles) will start vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

      Advice: He was a game-time decision and the Wizards announced his availability literally a minute before the 10:30 start time. Fantasy owners who went out on a limb should expect at least three quarters of terrific production before the game gets out of hand, while those who gambled on Garrett Temple or Andre Miller are left regretting the decision. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:29 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Mario Chalmers drops 21 pts & eight assists
      Mario Chalmers' upward trend continued on Tuesday with 21 points on 6-of-9 FGs and 8-of-12 FTs, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, eight assists, one block and only one turnover.

      Advice: He's shooting just 40.2 percent this season but is knocking down 50.0 percent of his attempts over the past five games, and continues to hold off Shabazz Napier and Norris Cole for the starting PG job. Dwyane Wade suffered yet another hamstring injury on Tuesday, which should ensure Chalmers a bigger role for any games Wade misses, so don't hesitate to pluck him off the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:23 pm
    • George Hill logs exactly 20 minutes vs. TOR
      George Hill played exactly 20 minutes on Tuesday, hitting 5-of-14 shots with two 3-pointers to finish with 13 points, two boards, three assists and one steal.

      Advice: The limit will stay in place indefinitely to prevent any setbacks to Hill's slow-healing groin injury. He prefers a bench role for the moment, as it ensures that he can play the final five minutes of games, and fantasy owners just have to hang onto him and wait for his playing time to increase. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:49 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will not return Tues
      Dwyane Wade injured his hamstring during Tuesday's game against the Bucks and will not return.

      Advice: It's important to note that this injury occurred to his other hamstring, and not the one that cost him two games earlier in the month. Judging by Wade's body language, it looks like Wade could see some additional time on the sidelines until he is at or close to 100 percent. The Heat don't have a true backup shooting guard, so Mario Chalmers, Shabazz Napier and Norris Cole could see big minutes in the backcourt in the short-term. Wade finished tonight's game with 12 points, one board, four assists and two steals. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:12 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mike Conley to dress, but is unlikely to play
      Mike Conley (wrist) will dress for Tuesday's game against Dallas, but he is not expected to play.

      Advice: Owners should probably keep Conley on the bench tonight, as he will likely serve as Emergency depth for the Grizzlies. Beno Udrih will draw the start in his absence, and should be considered in most leagues for owners in need of short-term value. Nick Calathes, Courtney Lee and Vince Carter should all benefit as well. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:03 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • John Wall (Achilles) questionable for Tuesday
      John Wall (sore left Achilles) did not participate during shootaround, and is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: This is the first time we're hearing of any Achilles soreness for Wall, and we'll be monitoring his status closely. It's worth noting that Wall has yet to miss a game since the 2012-13 season, but with the Wizards going up against a hapless Lakers squad, there's certainly a chance Washington gives their franchise-player some rest tonight. Andre Miller would likely draw the start if Wall is forced to sit, with Bradley Beal also seeing some increased opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:40 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • George Hill will remain with minutes limit
      Head coach Frank Vogel reiterated on Tuesday that George Hill's minutes will be capped at around 20 minutes per game for the foreseeable future.

      Advice: "We don't want [Hill] to re-injure [his groin]," Vogel said. "It's not a challenge from my standpoint to keep him at that because once we started expanding [the minutes played] the last time we lost him for 11 games, and we're not interested in doing that again." A minutes limit can be viewed as a good thing for a guy who has been sidelined for much of the season, and he was able to score 17 points during his last outing despite the minutes restriction. He needs to be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:58 am
       
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Mike Conley, Tony Allen questionable Tuesday
      Mike Conley (wrist) and Tony Allen (ankle) are considered questionable for Tuesday's game at Dallas.

      Advice: Conley sprained his left (shooting) wrist during Monday night's win at Orlando. He fought through it until the game turned into a blowout in the third quarter, but clearly wasn't himself as he played just 22 minutes total and went 2-of-8 from the field with zero assists. The Grizzlies are on a back-to-back, so there's no shootaround to get updates from. We likely won't have official word on the status of Conley or Allen until roughly 7:30pm ET. If they can't go, Beno Udrih gets a big bump and Jeff Green gets a little one. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:19 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Kobe Bryant considered joining Wizards
      Kobe Bryant (shoulder) considered signing with the Washington Wizards, according to the Los Angeles Times.

      Advice: Earlier in his career, Bryant said he considering joining the Wizards because he wanted to play for Michael Jordan (who was a part owner at the time). "I’ve always been very big on having mentors, on having muses and I’ve been really, really big on that," Bryant said. This is a non-story as it happened over 10 years ago, but it's fun to think of the 'what-if' scenarios. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:07 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Timberwolves set to sign Lorenzo Brown
      The Minnesota Timberwolves are close to signing Lorenzo Brown to a 10-day contract, according to Keith Langlois of Pistons.com.

      Advice: The Timberwolves originally drafted Brown and are close to brining the 24-year-old back into the fold. Brown has yet to play above the D-League this season, so he can be left on waiver wires as he won't provide much fantasy value as a bench player. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:27 am
    • Mike Conley suffers a sprained left wrist
      Mike Conley said he sprained his left wrist and played through the pain in the second half.

      Advice: He said he'll take a "wait and see" approach for Tuesday's game in Dallas. Conley is coming off ankle injuries from last week and he's struggled in a big way since. If Conley can't go, Beno Udrih will be a strong play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:05 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Burke scores 18 points with nothing else
      Trey Burke scored 18 points off the bench with four 3-pointers, but did not post any other stats in his 32 minutes.

      Advice: Burke hit just 7-of-20 shots so this isn't ideal to say the least. Dante Exum managed just one rebound and two assists in 25 minutes, so we'll have to see how long the current arrangement plays out. If Exum doesn't severely cut into Burke's load, he has a pretty good chance at late-round value in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:01 pm
    • LaVine could play a lot on Wednesday
      Zach LaVine scored 11 points on 3-of-9 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: LaVine could see some starter's minutes on Wednesday if Mo Williams (hip) doesn't play, but he hasn't proven worthwhile even as a spot-starter in standard leagues this season. Give him a look in DFS leagues, though. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:37 pm
    • Mike Conley scores just five points
      Mike Conley scored just five points with one rebound, no assists and one steal in 22 minutes against the Magic on Monday.

      Advice: This is a surprise to see him flop with the Magic giving up a lot of big lines to point guards these days. Conley hasn't quite hit his stride since returning from an ankle injury, averaging just 12.0 points, 2.0 boards, 1.8 assists and 0.5 steals on 37.2 percent from the field. We'd be willing to bet this is the low point of his season, so buy low if you can. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:25 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Tyreke Evans has disappointing game again
      Tyreke Evans had a quiet scoring game against the 76ers on Monday during a 99-74 win, making 2-of-6 from the field for six points with two rebounds, 12 assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Usually, point guards carve up the 76ers. However, that hasn't happened for Evans with this game and another letdown back on Jan. 16 with eight points and seven turnovers. He should be fine going forward with a high upside while Jrue Holiday (leg) remains out. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:50 pm
    • Kobe Bryant will have surgery on shoulder
      Kobe Bryant will have surgery on his right rotator cuff and is out indefinitely.

      Advice: The Lakers will not announce a specific timetable yet, but he is out for the season. Bryant will have the surgery on Wednesday morning and the Lakers will provide more information on a prognosis following the procedure. His fantasy owners can drop him in all re-draft leagues. The Lakers will use more of Jordan Clarkson and Wayne Ellington in their starting lineup while coach Byron Scott is going to mix and match his way with his starters all year. Wes Johnson, Ryan Kelly and Nick Young also benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:19 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Carter-Williams out, Larry Drew II to start
      Michael Carter-Williams (illness) will not play on Monday against the Pelicans, and Larry Drew II will make his first NBA start.

      Advice: Drew has been the backup point guard since Tony Wroten (knee) went down, but he hasn't eclipsed 24 minutes in any contest. He's got a great chance to do that on Monday without MCW available and nobody else behind him. His career-high for assists in a game is nine, the same number as his career-high in points. We're not expecting a miracle, but he's got a sizable opportunity in front of him. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:29 am
    • Blazers-Nets game postponed on Monday
      The Blazers vs. Nets game scheduled for Monday has been postponed due to inclement weather.

      Advice: With the impending blizzard impacting the New York and surrounding areas, the league is making this call early, and the affair will be rescheduled for April 6. The Kings-Nets game has been postponed, as well. Those in daily formats will want to avoid deploying players from any of those four teams. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:16 am
    • Zach LaVine returned to action on Sunday January 25. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:26 pm
    • Kobe Bryant (shoulder) to meet w/ doctor Mon
      Kobe Bryant (shoulder) has an appointment with a specialist on Monday, after which he'll decide whether to have surgery or pursue a different treatment option.

      Advice: ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reiterates that so far "everyone has recommended surgery." It's safe to assume that Kobe is done for the season but he's performing his due diligence to explore every rehab possibility, and he and the Lakers should make an official announcement early this week. Assuming he does have rotator cuff surgery, he'd be looking at approximately six months of recovery. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:03 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Stephen Curry drops 22 pts with 11 assists
      Stephen Curry dropped 21 points on 6-of-16 shooting in a win over the Celtics on Sunday, adding 11 assists, four boards, two steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

      Advice: The Warriors have now won 19 straight games at home which is easily a franchise record, and Curry has been one of the main reasons why they have had so much success. Curry will likely remain a top-3 fantasy asset the rest of the way, and his hunt for the MVP award should only motivate him even more. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:47 pm
    • Chris Paul flirts w/ triple-double Sunday
      Chris Paul flirted with a triple-double during Sunday's win in Phoenix, getting 23 points with three 3-pointers, eight rebounds, 12 assists and two steals.

      Advice: He committed an uncharacteristic four turnovers, but made up for it by shooting 7-of-11 from the field and 6-of-7 at the FT line. The Clippers have now won four straight games, tying them with Houston for the No. 4 seed in the unforgiving Western Conference. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:47 pm
    • Tyreke Evans has 24 pts, season-high 12 dimes
      Tyreke Evans racked up 24 points and a season-high 12 assists in Sunday's home win vs. the Mavericks, making 11-of-19 shots with one 3-pointer, one steal and three turnovers.

      Advice: Evans has taken on a much larger role offensively with Jrue Holiday (stress reaction) out of the lineup, and he'll continue to do so for about 2-4 more weeks. His efficient shooting is a reliable trend since teams still can't keep him out of the paint -- he's taking a career-high 56.6 percent of his shots within three feet of the rim. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:31 pm
    • Rajon Rondo posts 17/8/9, makes 7-of-10 FGs
      Rajon Rondo made 7-of-10 shots with two 3-pointers on Sunday, scoring 17 points with eight rebounds and nine assists in his first double-digit scoring game since Jan. 13.

      Advice: This was just the fourth time since joining the Mavs that Rondo has made more than half of his shot attempts, so owners should enjoy it while it lasts. He padded his near triple-double with a pair of steals and only two turnovers in 34 minutes, taking full advantage of the absence of Pelicans' PG Jrue Holiday (leg). Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:25 pm
    • George Hill gets 17 pts, looks good off bench
      George Hill (groin) excelled in only 20 minutes off the Pacers bench, finishing Sunday's road victory with 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: Indiana will play it safe with Hill to avoid aggravating his groin injury, so his minutes may stay low a while longer. He'll retake the starting PG job before long, however, and has too much upside to be floating on the waiver wire in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:07 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Aaron Brooks scores 17 points in 21 minutes
      Aaron Brooks was a lone bright spot off the Bulls bench on Sunday, scoring 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting, to go with two rebounds, four 3-pointers, one steal, and two turnovers.

      Advice: This is pretty much what you get with Brooks, some scoring, some 3-pointers, and not much else. His value will likely take a hit when Mike Dunleavy eventually returns to the lineup, but until that happens, he'll be able to post some low-end value in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:03 pm
    • Derrick Rose scores 19 on 7-of-17 shooting
      Derrick Rose scored 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting on Sunday, adding four assists, two rebounds, one steal, one block, and four turnovers.

      Advice: Low shooting percentages and a high turnover rate have really limited Rose' value this season, but at least he's managed to stay healthy. However, he is having a nice January with averages of 19.7 points, 5.3 assists, 2.3 three-pointers, 2.7 turnovers, and 1.0 steal per game. However, with the injury risk that is Rose, selling-high at this point would be advisable. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:23 pm
    • Dwyane Wade goes for 26-3-3 in Miami win
      Dwyane Wade scored 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting during Sunday's win over the Bulls, adding three rebounds, three assists, and five turnovers.

      Advice: Wade was also a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe, and it appears he's completely over his illness that held him back during Friday's game. Wade also reportedly told Hassan Whiteside to shut up and block shots, which resulted in Whiteside setting a franchise and career-high in blocked shots (12) tonight. Nice. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:47 pm
       
      Injured
    • Zach LaVine (elbow) will be available Sunday
      Zach LaVine (elbow) will be available for Sunday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: With averages of just 8.1 points and 3.5 assists, LaVine can't be considered a viable option in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:40 pm
    • Mario Chalmers gets it going, plays 40 mins
      Mario Chalmers finally got things back on track on Sunday, putting up 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting to go with five assists, four rebounds, two steals, and three turnovers over 40 minutes of action.

      Advice: Chalmers also hit one 3-pointer and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the stripe, but it's worth noting that Norris Cole did not even step on the court today. Hopefully Chalmers will get things going after today's outing, and he's worth a look if he was dropped in your league after a month-long cold streak. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:18 pm
    • Shelvin Mack (calf) out Sunday vs. Minnesota
      Shelvin Mack (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

      Advice: Mack has been sidelined since Jan. 17, and he currently is without an official timetable to return. However, he's not a major part of the Hawks' rotation so his absence means very little in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:45 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Phi
    • Report: DET likely to call up Lorenzo Brown
      Detroit is reportedly strongly considering calling up Lorenzo Brown from their D-League affiliate.

      Advice: Brown would be fighting for reserve minutes with Spencer Dinwiddie, so he'd be unlikely to get enough playing time to matter in most leagues. Until he actually signs a contract, Brown can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:05 pm
    • Zach LaVine (elbow) questionable Sunday
      Zach LaVine (elbow) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: He hasn't been relevant in most fantasy leagues since losing his starting spot to Mo Williams, so the eventual return of Ricky Rubio will likely ruin his already limited value. LaVine can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:51 am
    • Sixth man Trey Burke plays great again
      Trey Burke was terrific off the bench against the Nets on Saturday, scoring 19 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal, four 3-pointers and no turnovers on 7-of-13 from the field.

      Advice: He's certainly embraced his sixth-man role and played 26 minutes. The most important thing is minutes for a player's stat output and the early indication is Burke's efficiency and usage have gone up. His body of work suggests he's not going to be this good, but feel free to give him a look to see if he can kept going. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:28 pm
    • Jarrett Jack is a lone bright spot vs. Jazz
      Jarrett Jack scored 16 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Jazz during a 108-73 loss on Saturday.

      Advice: Deron Williams (ribs) could be back at some point, but Jack is just playing too well for his owners to make a proactive cut. He is worth owning in all standard leagues even though there's a chance he's traded for a draft pick. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:10 pm
    • Michael Carter-Williams' struggles continue
      Michael Carter-Williams scored just 10 points on 3-of-12 from the field against the Grizzlies on Saturday with three rebounds, six assists, five turnovers and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He just can't shoot. Carter-Williams is making a respectable 58.3 percent of his shots from inside of three feet, but he's useless everywhere else. In fact, MCW is making just 26.9 percent of his shots from beyond three feet this season. The trade rumors aren't going to be going away on MCW and he's probably not going to be a top-100 player in standard leagues. Just for fun, Kyle Korver's effective field goal percentage (70.7) is 30.1 greater than MCW's (40.6). MCW's usage rate (27.9) is almost double Korver's (14.4). That's a problem. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:26 pm
    • Zach LaVine (elbow) misses practice
      Zach LaVine (elbow) missed practice on Saturday.

      Advice: His minutes have dropped off significantly and he would usually play around 12 minutes in non-blowout games. LaVine is not worth owning in most leagues and we'll pass along any other info on his elbow injury soon. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:54 pm
    • George Hill has soreness, expects to play
      George Hill is experiencing some soreness from Friday, but is expected to play against the Magic on Sunday.

      Advice: The severity of the soreness is not known, but this certainly isn't good news. Hill has dealt with his groin strain for basically three years and he's already aggravated it once. He'll likely be on a minutes limit again on Sunday and is more of a stash. Donald Sloan may still see a few more minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:48 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Rajon Rondo not upset with coach Carlisle
      Rajon Rondo stressed that he wasn't upset with coach Carlisle's decision to bench him during the fourth quarter of Friday's loss to the Bulls.

      Advice: "Coach made a decision. It's as simple as that," said Rondo. "I've been in this game a long time. It's not like it's the end of the world. I like what Coach Carlisle has done for me this year. I don't have any regrets." Rondo has averaged 10.1 points, 7.1 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 16 games since being traded to the Mavs, and it's clear that his value is trending down. However, he is playing for a new contract and he still has time to turn things around. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:05 am
    • Parker scores 17 points with four assists
      Tony Parker scored 17 points in 23 minutes on Friday against the Lakers, hitting 7-of-14 shots (including a three) with one rebound and four assists.

      Advice: Parker is slowly getting his feet underneath him and he profiles like a late-round guy in 8-cat leagues, and the hope for 9-cat owners is that he can truly pick up his game and stay in that same range. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:47 am
    • Rondo benched down the stretch vs. Bulls
      Rajon Rondo was benched during the fourth quarter of the Mavs' 102-98 loss to the Bulls on Friday, finishing with six points on 3-of-9 shooting, two rebounds, four assists and a steal in 27 minutes.

      Advice: Rondo was benched earlier in the year under the premise of Achilles' pain and it's starting to look to some like it's a basic offensive issue. Teams are packing it in against Rondo and Rick Carlisle decided to go with Devin Harris instead. Rondo is also struggling in fantasy leagues, so consider moving him to your bench in 8-cat leagues. Rondo is radioactive in 9-cat leagues unless you're punting turnovers, but some added production might sneak him into late-round value in those formats. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:29 pm
    • Chalmers has quiet game with Wade around
      Mario Chalmers scored nine points on 3-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, two assists and two steals over 30 minutes on Friday against the Pacers.

      Advice: Chalmers has been ice-cold lately and he can only be viewed as a stash in the hopes the older players on the Heat start to exit stage left. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:50 pm
    • Wade (illness) struggles through Friday's win
      Dwyane Wade played through an illness on Friday against the Pacers, finishing with 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting with zero rebounds, four assists and two steals in 32 minutes.

      Advice: The illness certainly affected his performance and with six turnovers owners would have been fine if he just skipped this one. He's a major shutdown candidate and owners will want to root for the Heat to stay healthy and competitive for a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:47 pm
       
      Injured
    • George Hill (groin) logs 20 minutes in return
      George Hill (groin) returned to action in Friday's loss to the Heat, scoring 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting (no threes) with zero rebounds, two assists and one steal in 20 minutes.

      Advice: This is pretty much on par with what we expected and he should not be floating around any waiver wires. As long as he is healthy he'll be a major part of the Pacers' attack and has mid-round upside. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:44 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Eric Bledsoe scores 25 points in loss
      Eric Bledsoe filled the stat sheet against the Rockets during a 113-111 loss on Friday, scoring 25 points with eight rebounds, nine assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He's coming off a 33-point game from Wednesday and is on a non-Klay tear right now. In each of the three months this season, Bledsoe's points, assists and steals have gone up while his turnovers have gone down. The Suns didn't overpay him, apparently. He'll get a great matchup against the Clippers on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:20 pm
    • George Hill (groin) will be active for Friday
      George Hill (groin) will be on the active roster for Friday's game vs. Miami.

      Advice: While he isn't starting, is appears that he will play, and that will likely hurt the value of C.J. Watson and Donald Sloan. He's not a must-start guy tonight as he'll likely be eased back into things, but he deserves to be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:48 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Wade and Deng starting, Whiteside is not
      Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng will start against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: We're still waiting to see what's up with Hassan Whiteside. Wade appears to be good to go and should run the offense for the Heat tonight as one of the highest usage rate guys in the NBA. Start him in your standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:38 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) planning on playing
      Dwyane Wade (illness) is planning on playing giant the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: He is in the arena and there's no indication that he will sit. Wade missed shootaround this morning and he's likely going to be less than 100 percent. He'll be a risky play in DFS tonight and we'll look for an other update regarding his status in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:52 pm
       
      Injured
    • Lakers confirm Kobe Bryant has rotator cuff tear
      The Lakers confirmed on Friday that Kobe Bryant has been diagnosed with a torn right rotator cuff.

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

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

      Advice: Hassan Whiteside (ankle) is also questionable but it sounds like Luol Deng (illness) will be back in uniform, giving Miami a much-needed boost if Wade isn't able to suit up. The Heat are unlikely to determine his status until close to the 7:30 ET tip-off in Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:30 am
       
      Injured
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out again vs. Pelicans
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: He's ramped up his activity in recent weeks and is nearing a return, but he still has soreness and the Wolves are being very cautious to avoid further damage. Mo Williams will continue to be a viable fantasy option until Rubio's return, at which point standard-league owners may have to look elsewhere for PG production. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:12 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Cle
    • Derrick Rose take off medical minute-limit
      The Bulls have lifted all playing-time restrictions for Derrick Rose, who logged a season-high 37 minutes last Saturday.

      Advice: "I think the more he plays, the better he's going to be," Tom Thibodeau said after Thursday's convincing win vs. the Spurs. Rose has missed 11 games this season but he's been healthy and effective over Chicago's past six games, averaging 23.7 points, 3.5 triples, 6.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 32 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:37 am
    • Damian Lillard scores 21 points in loss
      Damian Lillard made 8-of-23 from the field for 21 points during a 90-89 loss to the Celtics on Thursday, adding six rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's one of the best pull-up shooters in the NBA and chances are his catch-and-shoot shots are going down. Lillard averaged 6.6 field goal attempts per game off passes from Nicolas Batum (wrist) and LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) and catch-and-shoot attempts accounted for over 20.8 percent of his shot total. Fancy stats aside, Lillard is going to be busy and will have plenty of 30-point games on the way in the next 6-8 weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:38 pm
    • Chris Paul hands out 17 dimes on 24 minutes
      Chris Paul handed out 17 assists in just 24 minutes against the Nets on Thursday with six points, three steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Coach Doc Rivers in 1987 was the last player to hand out 17 assists in less than 25 minutes. The Clippers also set an NBA season high with the 41 assists as a team. Paul has handed out at least nine assists in all but one of his 10 games in 2015, so he certainly could pass John Wall for the league lead in assists per game soon. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:46 pm
    • Jarrett Jack really struggles on Thursday
      Jarrett Jack didn't have it on Thursday during a 123-84 loss to the Clippers, making 3-of-11 from the field for seven points with one rebound, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He didn't play in the fourth quarter with the Nets already down 40 points. Jack is logging major minutes and was at 40.0 per game in his previous two, so he's a must-start player right now due to his output in points, assists, steals and treys. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:34 pm
    • Trey Burke bumped to the bench
      Trey Burke was bumped to the bench against the Bucks on Thursday, playing 24 minutes for 10 points with two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Meanwhile, Dante Exum played the game of his life on offense. Burke may have been moved to the bench to help out the second unit with Derrick Favors out, but there's a chance that he stays there. Burke was hot to start 2015, but he's cooled off and has only been a late-round guy in the past two weeks. He's not someone fantasy owners should have confidence in right now and is not a must-own player in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:38 pm
    • Report: Lakers fear Kobe Bryant needs surgery
      The Lakers organization fears that Kobe Bryant (torn rotator cuff in right shoulder) will need season-ending surgery, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com.

      Advice: The team will evaluate him on Friday and will likely make an announcement at some point. Bryant has been playing through his right shoulder issue for most of the season and he made it worse on Wednesday. Wayne Ellington will start for the foreseeable future while Nick Young, Wes Johnson and Jordan Clarkson will also benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:28 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose scores an efficient 22 points
      Derrick Rose made 9-of-16 from the field and both free throws for 22 points against the Spurs on Thursday with two rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He looked awesome today and coach Gregg Popovich pulled out all the stops to try and contain the former MVP. Rose is hitting on all cylinders right now with averages over his last five of 24.8 points, 3.2 boards, 6.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 4.0 triples on 48.9 percent from the field. This is probably going to be the pinnacle of his fantasy value and he is still a guy the Bulls won't hesitate to sit, so he's a sell-high player. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:59 pm
    • Tony Parker gets held in check Thursday
      Tony Parker played just 21 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday with nine points, one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Coach Gregg Popovich continues to check on Parker to make sure his hamstring is fine, but garbage time is the only reason why Parker's minutes were low tonight. He'll get one of the friendliest matchups against the Lakers on Friday, but his owners will still want to make sure he doesn't rest on the second half of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:43 pm
    • Stephen Curry leads votes for All-Star Team
      Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol were voted in as the starters for the Western Conference All-Star Team.

      Advice: Curry was the top vote getter and he deserves it with his team holding the best record in the NBA. Kobe Bryant is likely going to miss the All-Star game with his rotator cuff tear, so James Harden or Klay Thompson will likely replace him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:22 pm
    • Trey Burke benched on Thursday against Bucks
      Trey Burke will shift to the bench for Thursday's game against the Bucks, and rookie Dante Exum will replace him in the starting lineup.

      Advice: Burke's owners shouldn't panic just yet, as there is no indication that this will be a permanent move. We will continue to follow this story closely, and we will let you know how he fares after the game. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:55 pm
    • Derrick Rose is no longer on a minutes limit
      Derrick Rose has been cleared to play as many minutes as he can handle moving forward.

      Advice: He has averaged 32.8 minutes per game in January which speaks volumes of his health recently. To put that into perspective, Rose averaged 30 minutes during December and just 25.9 in November. While it's hard to ever imagine Rose returning to MVP form, it's good to see him moving in the right direction. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:21 pm
    • Ricky Rubio's injury more than ankle sprain
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been dealing with more than a high ankle sprain, according to Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders.

      Advice: Saunders told reporters that his point guard's recovery process has also been prolong by damaged muscles and ligaments that lead from his ankle to his toes. "It's not him not wanting to play or not working," Saunders said. "We as an organization and the doctors who are involved have been the ones who have tried to hold him back." While two specialists have cautioned Rubio that a rushed return could result in a stress fracture, he seems to be inching closer to a return and should be owned in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:56 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Cle
    • Stephen Curry torches Rockets for win
      Stephen Curry hit 7-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 22 points, three rebounds, 10 assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Rockets.

      Advice: Patrick Beverley didn't slow him or Klay Thompson down tonight and Curry is going to start for the Western All-Stars, although that won't be official until later on Thursday. The Warriors have now won 17 straight games at home, which is a franchise record. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:50 pm
    • Jarrett Jack has another nice effort in win
      Jarrett Jack had a productive game in a 103-100 win at Sacramento on Wednesday with 16 points, four rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

      Advice: Deron Williams (ribs) is going to miss at least the next three games and there's a decent chance we don't see him this month. Even once he does return. Jack's minutes should be safe in the 20s and he'll likely start, as well. He should be owned everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:23 pm
    • Eric Bledsoe scores career-high 33 in win
      Eric Bledsoe hit 11-of-22 shots, a 3-pointer and 10-of-15 free throws for a career-high 33 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals in 34 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Blazers.

      Advice: That's a season high in points for Bledsoe, who has increased his scoring in each of his last five games. Isaiah Thomas came off the bench for 27 points and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes, while starter Goran Dragic added 16 points, four assists and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes. Thomas is coming on again, so it wouldn't be surprising to suddenly see Dragic or Bledsoe start to struggle a bit, but that was not the case tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:44 pm
    • Jeff Teague heading to All-Star Game?
      Jeff Teague hit 6-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, three rebounds, 11 assists and two steals in Wednesday's easy win over the Pacers.

      Advice: The Hawks are now 28-2 over their last 30 games and coach Mike Budenholzer clinched the Eastern All-Star coaching job with tonight's win. And it would be almost shocking if he doesn't take Jeff Teague and Al Horford (and maybe Kyle Korver) with him as coach's picks. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:16 pm
    • Tyreke Evans scores 19 in win over Lakers
      Tyreke Evans started at point guard again and hit 8-of-19 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal on Wednesday.

      Advice: Jrue Holiday is expected to miss the next two to four weeks with a leg injury, meaning Evans should continue to start. It's no surprise that Evans and Eric Gordon went off against the Lakers, as they constantly give it up to opposing guards, but both players are must-own right now, regardless of who they're playing. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:45 pm
    • Trey Burke disappears in loss to Cavaliers
      Trey Burke was invisible on Wednesday, hitting just 1-of-10 shots and finishing with two points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 19 minutes.

      Advice: This wasn't Burke's night and there are no reports of an injury. He'll bounce back soon and this was likely just an off-night against Kyrie Irving. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:38 pm
    • Michael Carter-Williams turns in big game
      Michael Carter-Williams made 10-of-26 from the field for 27 points with six rebounds, seven assists, five steals and three turnovers against the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: He provided a major chunk of the offense with his 37.4 usage rate tonight, which isn't a surprise with the 76ers missing so many guys due to injury. Carter-Williams still can't consistently hit his jumpers, but he was able to get into the paint tonight. He'll have a high upside for points, boards, steals and assists, but his efficiency will cap his fantasy value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:38 pm
    • Rubio's bruise, muscle tear held him back
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been dealing with bone bruise and muscle tears in his rehab.

      Advice: He's getting closer to a return, but this explains why he's been out for so long. Mo Williams will start again in a favorable matchup against the Mavericks. Rubio should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:51 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Cle
    • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out against Dallas Wed
      Ricky Rubio (ankle) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against Dallas as expected.

      Advice: He has been participating in contact drills and is said to be targeting a return in late January, so his owners will likely be able to activate him soon. We will continue to provide updates on Rubio's status, and Mo Williams will continue to be the primary beneficiary in his absence. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:38 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Cle
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