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    • Lineup change coming for the Lakers?
      Coach Byron Scott said he could change his lineup for Sunday, but it will remain the same for Friday against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: This is not a surprise and there were murmurs of Jeremy Lin starting next to Jordan Clarkson earlier this week. Wayne Ellington would likely lose 5-8 minutes of playing time, but he's still a fantasy option. Lin has been hot lately and should be owned in standard leagues while he's playing like this. Rotoworld.com
      36 minutes ago
    • Patrick Beverley will play on Friday night
      Patrick Beverley (foot) will play against the Pistons on Friday.

      Advice: His right foot sprain doesn't sound serious and he should be ready to considering the Rockets didn't even make him a game-time call. After a bumpy start, Beverley has looked much better in his last four, averaging 10.5 points, 4.8 boards, 4.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.5 treys. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      52 minutes ago
    • Terrence Ross starting over James Johnson
      Terrence Ross will start over James Johnson on Friday night against the Wizards.

      Advice: Perhaps this move is made to help Kyle Lowry in his return, but who knows? Ross certainly hasn't earned the job on merit and has struggled for basically two months. He's not a fantasy option. James Johnson owners shouldn't panic and keep him owned for now. Rotoworld.com
      54 minutes ago
    • Mo Williams and Walker won't start together
      Updating a previous report, Hornets' head coach Steve Clifford said that while the plan is to play Mo Williams and Kemba Walker (knee) a lot together, the pair will not come out starting games.

      Advice: To be clear, Walker is not targeting a return until Wednesday, so Williams will remain with the starting unit for at least three more games. Gerald Henderson will then have the opportunity to remain a starter next to Walker when he does eventually return, so it appears that Lance Stephenson may be the odd man out of the rotation with both Williams and Henderson ahead of him in the pecking order. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:10 pm
    • Tyler Johnson, Chris Andersen are game-time
      Tyler Johnson (ankle) and Chris Andersen (body soreness) are game-time decisions to play against the Wizards on Friday.

      Advice: So the Heat are a little thin tonight. If Johnson, Chalmers and Andersen are all unable to play, their second unit would likely be Michael Beasley, James Ennis, Shabazz Napier and Henry Walker, who might start for Luol Deng (thigh). Beasley might also start because the Heat would need Udonis Haslem as a backup center. Walker is probably the most attractive player because coach Erik Spoelstra likes him out there to space the floor. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:50 pm
    • Devin Harris (hand) will not play on Friday
      Devin Harris (right hand) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: With Harris out and J.J. Barea (thumb) questionable, Monta Ellis and Rajon Rondo could be forced into heavy minutes with Raymond Felton serving as their primary backup. Despite the increased minutes allotment, Felton remains too risky for use in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:46 pm
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Mario Chalmers (knee) is a game-time call
      Mario Chalmers (knee) is a game-time decision to play against the Wizards on Friday.

      Advice: Chalmers saw his playing time dip to 22 minutes on Wednesday, but they would need him with Luol Deng (thigh) unlikely to play. If Chalmers doesn't play, Tyler Johnson would likely pick up most of those minutes while Shabazz Napier would get minutes in the teens behind Goran Dragic. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:36 pm
    • Willie Green (Achilles) out Friday vs. SAC
      Willie Green (sore right Achilles' tendon) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: With Green, Evan Fournier (hip), and Luke Ridnour (hamstring) out for this one Ben Gordon will have the opportunity to jump into the rotation, although he can't be relied upon in most leagues. Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton are going to log some major minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:31 pm
    • Robert Covington (elbow) will play on Friday
      Robert Covington (elbow) will play Friday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Covington will come off the bench for this one, and he will have a difficult matchup against the Jazz, so that is something that should be considered for those playing daily leagues. There's no word on a minutes restriction, but owners of Covington looking to close the gap in the 3-point category can go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:22 pm
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Gary Neal is probable for Saturday
      Gary Neal is probable to play on Saturday against the Blazers after an X-ray on his hand was negative

      Advice: He's been playing more these days with 35.0 minutes per game in his last two, but that probably has more to do with Kevin Martin getting over an illness. The Wolves really do not have another wing until Robbie Hummel gets back and because Chase Budinger is out of the rotation, so Neal could play minutes in the mid 20s for the next couple weeks. He's worth a look in 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:46 pm
    • Portland tries for Ray Allen
      The Blazers tried to sign Ray Allen following the Wes Matthews (Achilles) injury.

      Advice: In the Nick Young line of thinking, you miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take. The Blazers are really going to be leaning on Arron Afflalo and hope he can extend his mid-range game to beyond the arc. Afflalo and Matthews have a similar skill set on offense, but Afflalo has struggled this season. For what it's worth, Afflalo was terrific around the rim in his previous four seasons at 65 percent, but he's dropped to 51 percent this season. His new teammates should help him. As for Allen, he is not going to play this year. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:06 pm
    • Jared Dudley (knee) questionable for Sat
      Jared Dudley (knee) is questionable to play against the Wizards on Saturday.

      Advice: He has been dealing with a kneecap issue and just doesn't look right. Dudley has scored a combined 20 points in the Bucks' last seven games, missing one of those. He can be dropped in almost all leagues. If he's out, Ersan Ilyasova may get more minutes next to Khris Middleton. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:52 am
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) out for Saturday night
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play against the Wizards on Saturday.

      Advice: This makes it a DNP for five of the last six games because of his hamstring issue. The Bucks tend not to be forthcoming for Mayo, so almost all of his fantasy owners should be looking to cut him and not deal with the headache. While he's out, Tyler Ennis will continue to stay in the rotation while Jerryd Bayless gets most of his minutes at shooting guard. Bayless is worth a look in 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:47 am
    • Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes doubtful Sunday
      Jamal Crawford (calf) and Matt Barnes (hamstring) did not practice on Friday and are not expected to play on Sunday against the Warriors.

      Advice: This would be Crawford's second game out of the lineup after suffering his calf contusion on Monday. J.J. Redick logged a whopping 47 minutes in the overtime game on Wednesday and should be near 40 again vs. GSW. Austin Rivers also will see more playing time, but he's not a fantasy option in most situations. Crawford owners should stash him unless there's a red-hot add on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:41 am
    • Devin Harris is now doubtful for Friday night
      Devin Harris (right hand) is doubtful to play against the Warriors on Friday.

      Advice: He played 28 minutes in three of their last five games and Harris has become an underrated part of the Dallas rotation, especially with Chandler Parsons (ankle) out. Harris has played a big chunk of his minutes at shooting guard recently, which means the Mavericks might have to go with just a four-guard rotation of Monta Ellis, Rajon Rondo, J.J. Barea (thumb) and Raymond Felton because the forward rotation is already thin without Parsons. Barea is also up in the air and has only played next to Rondo for only 19 minutes in the last six games combined, so it's going to be interesting behind Ellis and Rondo. Felton probably gets the biggest increase in playing time from a percentage standpoint, but he's not worth using. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:28 am
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Devin Harris (hand) questionable for Friday
      Devin Harris (right hand) is officially being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:10 am
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • J.J. Barea (thumb) questionable for Friday
      J.J. Barea (left thumb sprain) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: With both Barea and Devin Harris (hand) questionable for Friday, Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis could be forced into heavy minutes, with Raymond Felton serving as the only backup at the point guard position. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but if both Barea and Harris are unavailable, Ellis would be worth a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:05 am
    • Gary Neal hurts his hand during practice
      Gary Neal hurt his hand during Friday's practice, and he is scheduled to undergo an X-ray.

      Advice: We'll know more about the extent of the injury when the results of the X-ray are released, but for now, we'll consider Neal questionable for Saturday's game against Portland. Neal is averaging 11.7 points, 2.2 assists, and 1.5 three-pointers for the Timberwolves this season, and if he's forced to take an extended absence, there will be more playing time for Zach LaVine, Kevin Martin, and Chase Budinger. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:58 am
    • Nick Young (knee) out Friday vs. Memphis
      Nick Young (knee) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies, as expected.

      Advice: This will be Young's fifth consecutive game on the sidelines, but he is said to be targeting a return for Sunday's game vs. the Mavericks, so we'll be monitoring his status closely. With Young out, there will be more opportunities on offense for Jeremy Lin, Wayne Ellington, and Wes Johnson. Lin has been playing very well lately, but given the tough matchup tonight, those playing daily leagues may want to look elsewhere for production. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:51 am
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Walker a partial participant at shootaround
      Kemba Walker (knee) was a partial participant during shootaround, but he will remain sidelined for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: Walker was only able to go through some offensive drills, but he is said to be targeting a return for Wednesday's game vs. Sacramento. That means he will also likely be out for Sunday's game at Detroit, as well as Monday's game vs. Washington, but he is getting close. When Walker does return, he will join Mo Williams in the starting unit, and it'll be interesting to see how that dynamic plays out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:30 am
    • Kyle Korver working through shooting issues
      Kyle Korver stated during a recent interview that he's trying to work through his recent shooting slump.

      Advice: "I feel I’ve been this weird shooting – I wouldn’t say slump – but I’ve just been off for a month," said Korver. While Korver may not want to use the "slump" word, it's difficult to describe the numbers in any other way. Over the past month he has shot just 36.2 percent from the field, to go with averages of 9.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.2 assist, and 2.5 three-pointers per game. He did however shoot 50 percent from the field during his last outing, so hopefully that's a sign of things to come. We're not worried about Korver. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:45 am
      4:30 pm vs Cle
    • Avery Bradley (elbow) unlikely for road trip
      Celtics' head coach Brad Stevens said that Avery Bradley suffered a badly sprained left elbow, and he will likely remain sidelined for Boston's upcoming three-game road trip.

      Advice: Bradley isn't even traveling with the team, so this news isn't completely shocking. With Bradley sidelined, Isaiah Thomas will likely step up as the go-to guy on offense, so expect him to get a substantial boost in value. Bradley's injury will also open up more floor time for guys like Evan Turner, Jae Crowder, Jonas Jerebko, and potentially James Young. However, Isaiah remains the guy with the most upside. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:19 am
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • Mario Chalmers questionable Friday vs. WAS
      Mario Chalmers is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: It's unclear exactly what ailment he's dealing with at the moment, but if he's unable to go, Shabazz Napier would see extended minutes off the bench. Tyler Johnson could also have some more opportunity for minutes in the rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:07 am
    • James Jones earning time in Cavs' rotation
      James Jones has emerged as a role player in Cleveland's rotation, and over the past four games he has put in averages 9.8 points and 2.8 three-pointers through 22 minutes of action.

      Advice: Jones has seen his role increased with Shawn Marion (hip) sitting on the sidelines, but he really doesn't do much aside from drain 3-pointers. It also should be noted that his value could take a hit once Marion does return to the lineup, so while Jones is worth a look as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues, know that his time as a rotation player in Cleveland could be short-lived. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:55 am
    • Robert Covington (elbow) questionable Friday
      Robert Covington (elbow) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Covington has been forced to spend the past two games on the sidelines after suffering a right elbow bruise during Sunday's game against Indiana. If he is again forced to sit JaKarr Sampson will start, but with averages of just 6.8 points and 1.1 steals per game with the starting unit, he's not a viable option in most leagues. Jason Richardson and Isaiah Canaan will likely do the heavy lifting on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:13 am
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Monta Ellis not making excuses for slump
      Monta Ellis denied that his hip injury has been a factor in his recent shooting slump.

      Advice: "My hip is not a factor," Ellis said while walking briskly to the team bus after the Mavs' 94-75 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. While Ellis may not want to admit it, his numbers have dipped since suffering his hip injury back in early February, averaging just 15.6 points, 3.6 assists, and 0.5 three-pointers per game on 38.2 percent shooting since the break. Fantasy owners will just have to hope he gets things back on track soon. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:37 am
    • Mo Williams to remain a starter in Charlotte
      Head coach Steve Clifford said that Mo Williams will remain with the starting unit upon Kemba Walker's (knee) return.

      Advice: "We’re going to play them together," Clifford said. "We need to get [Walker] back as soon as we can, and then we’ll make an adjustment on the fly to play those guys together." With Williams set to remain with the starting unit, Gerald Henderson will likely head to the bench where he'll embrace a sixth man role with the team. Lance Stephenson is currently behind Henderson in the rotation, so he could find difficulty leaving the bench when Walker does return. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:16 am
    • Kemba Walker (knee) targeting Wednesday
      Kemba Walker (knee) is hopeful he'll be able to return for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: When Walker does return, head coach Steve Clifford said that he will pair him and Mo Williams in the back court, a move that would likely send Gerald Henderson back to the bench. Walker let it be known that he's excited to work alongside Williams in the starting unit. "He makes so many plays," Walker said of Williams. "He’s so smart; he knows when to shoot and when to pass. You can see it in his numbers; he’s had some huge assist games." Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:10 am
    • X-ray comes back clean on Devin Harris' hand
      The x-rays taken on Devin Harris' right hand following Thursday's game vs. the Blazers came back clean, and he has been diagnosed with a bruise on the top side of his hand between the thumb and index finger.

      Advice: "I was dribbling under the basket and [Robin] Lopez kind of took a whack at the ball and hit me in an awkward spot," Harris said. "There’s a little bit of pain. I can’t really move it." We'll be considering Harris on the doubtful side of the questionable tag for Friday's game against the Warriors, and if he is indeed unable to go, there will be more minutes for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:42 am
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Devin Harris hurts right hand, getting X-rays
      Devin Harris hurt his right hand on Thursday and is getting X-rays.

      Advice: The injury occurred late in the game and hopefully Harris is going to be OK. If he does need to miss time, J.J. Barea and maybe Raymond Felton would get more playing time. There's no need to make a speculative add, though. Harris finished with seven points, three rebounds and two steals on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:31 pm
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Dorell Wright scores eight in 13 minutes
      Dorell Wright scored eight points in 13 minutes during Thursday's 94-75 win over the Mavs, adding one rebound, one assist and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: With Wes Matthews (Achilles) out for the season, Wright might step up. However, we've seen this movie before with role players for Stotts. Basically, Arron Afflalo is going to step into Matthews' minutes while Wright, Alonzo Gee, C.J. McCollum and Steve Blake will get Afflalo's 27 minutes. Wright isn't worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:29 pm
    • Wesley Matthews suffers torn left Achilles
      Wesley Matthews suffered a torn left Achilles tendon on Thursday and will miss the rest of the season.

      Advice: Ugh. Matthews was leading the NBA in 3-pointers just last month and has been a big reason why the Blazers are looking for a top-four seed in the Western Conference. He has the nickname Ironman because he had a consecutive games played streak of 250 earlier in his career and now his 142 consecutive games played streak will come to an end. This is a crippling blow for Matthews who will enter free agency coming off a bad injury. We're rooting for him to be out on the court in October. Arron Afflalo should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:13 pm
    • Nicolas Batum grabs season-high 12 boards
      Nicolas Batum grabbed a season-high 12 boards against the Mavericks on Thursday with 15 points, six assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: A healthy Batum is going to offset the loss of Wesley Matthews (foot). Batum has suddenly become the player his fantasy owners were hoping for, averaging 12.2 points, 6.2 boards, 6.2 dimes, 1.0 blocks, 1.2 steals and 2.2 treys on 48.8 percent from the field and 100 percent from the line. If you bought low, pat yourself on the back. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:09 pm
    • Arron Afflalo plays 29 minutes in a victory
      Arron Afflalo didn't play well against the Mavs on Thursday, making 2-of-9 from the field for six points with three rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes.

      Advice: Unfortunately for the Blazers, Wesley Matthews (Achilles) is out for the season. That means Afflalo is likely looking at minutes in the 30s and he should resume Matthews' role as a floor-spacing trey man. The Blazers are second in the NBA an 3-point attempts on the season and Afflalo is a career 39 percent shooter from deep, so it makes sense for him to play big minutes. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:06 pm
    • POR concerned of serious Wes Matthews injury
      The Blazers are significantly concerned about the seriousness of a lower leg injury to Wesley Matthews (leg) and he will have an MRI.

      Advice: It doesn't sound good. There are a lot of things that went wrong and based on the TNT report that Matthews was banging his fist on his way to the locker room suggests that the training staff gave him some bad news. Hopefully this is wrong about one of the easiest guys to root for in the NBA, but he could be out for the season. Arron Afflalo should be picked up in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:31 pm
    • Wesley Matthews (left foot) will not return
      Wesley Matthews suffered a left foot injury on Thursday and will not return.

      Advice: He could not put any weight on it following a non-contact injury and had the training staff help him to the locker room. It didn't look like he rolled his ankle, which means he could have suffered some sort of Achilles issue. The TNT report suggested Matthews is going to be out for some time, so go ahead and add Arron Afflalo in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:07 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) questionable for Friday
      Nick Young (knee) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Memphis.

      Advice: Young has said that he's targeting a return for Sunday's matchup against the Mavericks, so we'll be considering him on the doubtful side of the questionable tag for Friday's game. When he is able to return to the lineup, Jeremy Lin's value could take a hit. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:09 pm
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Avery Bradley (elbow) will not play on Friday
      Avery Bradley (left elbow strain) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Bradley isn't even traveling with the team right now, so we're going to have to consider him questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Magic as well. With Bradley sidelined, Evan Turner, Jae Crowder, and Isaiah Thomas will all have the opportunity to see extended minutes, with Thomas offering the most upside as the guy who will likely be asked to carry a heavier load on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:10 pm
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • Patrick Beverley questionable for Friday
      Patrick Beverley (right foot sprain) is questionable for Friday's game against the Pistons.

      Advice: Beverley just can't catch a break this season as he's become a mainstay on the injury report. We'll keep an eye on his status after Friday's shootaround, but Jason Terry, Pablo Prigioni, and Corey Brewer would all be in line for more minutes (albeit with limited fantasy value) is Beverley is unable to play on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:45 am
    • Nicolas Batum fuels Blazers win over Clips
      Nicolas Batum hit a 3-pointer to force overtime and then threw three alley-oops and hit a dagger 3-pointer to win the game for the Blazers over the Clippers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, a steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers on 6-of-11 shooting. Talk about efficiency. That makes four straight wins for the Blazers, and while Batum has been frustrating to own at times this season, lines like this one makes it easy to forget. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:48 pm
    • Jared Dudley starts, posts 'dud' in loss
      Jared Dudley started at shooting guard on Wednesday, but hit just 1-of-5 shots for two points, four rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He was relevant a month ago, but should no longer be owned in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:10 pm
    • Jeremy Lin goes for 12 & 9 in loss
      Jeremy Lin had 12 points, two rebounds, nine assists, four steals and a 3-pointer on 5-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: Lin is kind of rolling right now, averaging 15.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.2 3-pointers on 44 percent shooting over his last five games. Pick him up if you he's available and you need a point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:25 pm
    • Mo Williams stays hot in easy win over Nets
      Mo Williams had 14 points, 14 assists and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: Mo-Will is averaging 21.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 9.4 assists and 3.0 3-pointers over his last five games, and has double-doubled in three straight. Kemba Walker may be coming back in a week, but the Hornets are getting great mileage out of Williams and now sit in the No. 8 spot as a potential playoff qualifier. It remains to be seen just how the Hornets use Walker when he's available, as things are going well with Williams running the point after winning three straight games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:32 pm
    • Patrick Beverley coming around now
      Patrick Beverley made 5-of-9 from the field for 12 points against the Grizzlies on Wednesday with five boards, three assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

      Advice: He was really struggling heading into the break, but he's coming around since he recovered from his illness last week. In his last four games, Beverley averaged 10.5 points, 4.8 boards, 4.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.5 treys. He's worth owning in standard leagues for his steals, treys and dimes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:10 pm
    • Jared Dudley will start, Ilyasova off bench
      Jared Dudley will start against the Warriors on Wednesday with Ersan Ilyasova coming off the bench.

      Advice: Coach Jason Kidd said he likes Dudley's communication skills and he thinks the team needs that during this adjustment period. This isn't the first time Ilyasova gets bumped to the bench and it'll be interesting to see how he responds. Dudley can be left on the wire for now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:38 pm
    • O.J. Mayo out again on Wednesday night
      O.J. Mayo will not play against the Warriors on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury.

      Advice: He has been dealing with his on and off for a week, and the Bucks have been pretty quiet on the subject. This sounds eerily similar to last year and Mayo could miss more time. Jerryd Bayless and Tyler Ennis will get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:35 pm
    • Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes out vs. POR
      Jamal Crawford (calf) and Matt Barnes (hamstring) will not play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: Crawford suffered a calf injury on Monday and could not return. It was just a leg contusion, which continues to occur an inordinate amount of times this season. J.J. Redick is going to have to play a lot along with Austin Rivers stepping up. Jordan Hamilton may also play more. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:55 pm
    • Robert Covington out, JaKarr Sampson starting
      Robert Covington (elbow) will not play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

      Advice: The team said he was hopeful to play today, but this isn't that surprising considering how often the 76ers sit guys down at less than 100 percent. Hopefully Covington will play over the weekend. He should be owned in all leagues. JaKarr Sampson will start, but can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:38 pm
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Kemba Walker (knee) could return in one week
      Hornets coach Kemba Walker (knee) could return to action in one week, according to coach Steve Clifford.

      Advice: Walker was originally aiming to return by Mar. 16 and this would put him ahead of schedule, conceivably playing vs. Sacramento on Mar. 11. He needs to be picked up wherever he's available, as he should immediately displace the red-hot Mo Williams in Charlotte's starting lineup. Walker has been cleared for basketball activities without restrictions and we'll pass along updates as he gets back to practicing this week. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:23 pm
    • Kemba Walker (knee) cleared for activity
      Kemba Walker (knee) has been cleared for basketball activities without restrictions.

      Advice: He was re-evaluated today and it must have went very well. Walker was hoping to return on Mar. 16 and that target date seems well within his grasp. He didn't have a severe surgery and Walker was playing through it before, so he should be able to get it going once he's able to play. Mo Williams has been fantastic, but his playing time will be cut. Walker should be stashed in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:28 pm
    • Ray Allen won't play in 2014-15 season
      Ray Allen will not play in the 2014-15 season.

      Advice: "Over the past several months, I have taken a lot of time to deliberate what is best for me," Allen said. "I’ve ultimately decided that I will not play this NBA season. I’m going to take the remainder of this season, as well as the upcoming off-season, to reassess my situation, spend time with my family and determine if I will play in the 2015-16 season." Allen is a machine, so we certainly shouldn't rule out the possibility of him playing next year. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:47 am
    • Tyler Johnson (ankle) will play vs. Lakers
      Tyler Johnson (ankle) will play vs. the Lakers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He wasn't able to practice on Tuesday, but the Heat were probably just erring on the side of caution. Johnson is coming off a career-high 26-point performance vs. the Suns on Monday, but he will have to string together a few more good game before popping up on the radar in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:08 am
    • Robert Covington (elbow) doubtful vs. Thunder
      Robert Covington (elbow) is doubtful to play vs. the Thunder on Wednesday according to head coach Brett Brown.

      Advice: Covington suffered the injury vs. the Pacers on Sunday and was held out of Monday's game vs. the Raptors, but it's disappointing to see him listed as doubtful despite dealing with a simple elbow contusion. JaKarr Sampson will draw the start if Covington can't go, but Hollis Thompson and Jerami Grant are slightly more appealing for owners in deeper leagues. We will continue to pass along any further updates on Covington's status. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:45 am
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Monta Ellis expected to opt out this summer
      Monta Ellis will reportedly opt out of his contract this summer in order to pursue a multi-year deal in free agency.

      Advice: He is boasting averages of 19.4 points, 4.4 assists, 2.4 boards, 1.9 steals and 1.2 3-pointers per game this season and is one of the most durable players in the league, so Ellis will surely generate a ton of interest around the NBA this summer. The Mavericks will surely do everything they can to keep Ellis in Dallas, as he has arguably surpassed Dirk Nowitzki as the team's best player this season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:53 am
    • Jared Dudley (knee) struggles in return Tues
      Jared Dudley (knee) finished Tuesday's loss in Denver with two points, five boards and one assist in 20 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: He shot just 1-of-6 from the field and may not be 100 percent healthy. Standard-league owners can leave him on the waiver wire as long as he's playing 20-25 minutes behind Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Ersan Ilyasova. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:00 pm
    • Jeremy Lin sinks key 3-pointer vs. Charlotte
      Jeremy Lin sank a late 3-pointer in Charlotte on Tuesday, finishing the Lakers' one-point loss with 23 points, six rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Lin made 9-of-16 shots overall and he's been gaining steam with increased minutes and offensive responsibilities since the All-Star break. Despite averaging under 28 minutes in his previous five games, Lin was already helping fantasy owners with 17.0 points on 50.0 percent FGs and 75.0 percent FTs, as well as 2.8 boards, 5.0 assists and 1.2 steals. Tonight's eruption clinches the deal and he shouldn't be floating on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:27 pm
    • Avery Bradley held to seven points in blowout
      Avery Bradley made 3-of-9 shots to finish Tuesday's blowout loss with seven points, one rebound, one assist and zero steals in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He's a combined 21-of-56 from the field over his past four games, a 37.5 percent mark that is doing his fantasy owners no favors. Bradley offers a trickle of boards and assists but his fantasy value is pegged to scoring, 3-pointers and steals, so an extended slump would be bad news. Hopefully he can find the range vs. Utah's defense on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:30 pm
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • James Jones scores double-digit points
      James Jones scored double-digit points for the third time this season on Tuesday, making 3-of-6 shots with a pair of 3-pointers to finish with 10 points.

      Advice: Jones added six boards, two assists and one steal in 21 minutes, taking advantage of extra opportunities with the game firmly in Cleveland's control by halftime. He has overtaken Mike Miller (12 minutes) in coach David Blatt's rotation, but Jones remains nothing more than a deep-league 3-point specialist. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:25 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) targeting return on Sunday
      Nick Young (knee) will remain sidelined for Tuesday's game vs. the Hornets and he's targeting a return on Sunday.

      Advice: This will be Young's fourth consecutive game on the sidelines, and a Sunday return would cause him to miss two more games on Wednesday and Friday. While he's out there will be more opportunities on offense for Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin, and Wes Johnson. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:36 pm
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Tyler Johnson (ankle) expected to play Wed.
      Tyler Johnson (ankle) did not participate during Tuesday's practice, but he is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: Johnson is experiencing some soreness in his left ankle after a hard fall during Monday's physical game against the Suns, but the injury is not expected to cause Johnson to miss any action. "It's been better," Johnson said of his ankle. "I walked out [Monday] and it was really painful. I came out and got some treatment. It's only getting better." Johnson is coming off a career-high 26 point outing, but we'd like to see a similar performance before recommending him as an add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:43 pm
    • Nick Young questionable for Tuesday
      Nick Young (knee) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Hornets.

      Advice: Young didn't participate in Tuesday's shootaround and Lakers' head coach Byron Scott said he'll see how Swaggy P feels later in the day before making a final decision. While Young doesn't belong on any standard league fantasy rosters, his eventual return will cut into the fantasy value of Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin, and Wes Johnson. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:08 am
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Scott happy with Jeremy Lin's recent play
      Lakers head coach Byron Scott said he's happy with the way that Jeremy Lin has been playing recently.

      Advice: "I am really happy with the way he’s starting to show that consistent effort for every single night," Scott said of Lin after Sunday's loss to the Thunder. "He’s playing the way I think he’s capable of playing." While Lin has had an inconsistent season, he's stepped up his play as of late and is averaging 17.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 1.2 steals in 27.8 minutes over his last five games. As long as he can continue to his pace, he's worth owning in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:38 am
    • Neal goes for 19 and nine with Kev-Mart out
      Gary Neal started for Kevin Martin (illness) on Monday, scoring 19 points on 6-of-17 shooting (including two threes) with a career-high nine rebounds, four assists and one steal in 41 minutes.

      Advice: If Martin misses another game it wouldn't be surprising to see Neal step right back into Martin's uber-productive role. He won't be this good every night, but he's worth watching closely given Martin's injury risk. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:53 pm
    • Tyler Johnson scores career-high 26 points
      Tyler Johnson scored a career-high 26 points against the Suns on Monday with one rebound, one assist, four steals and three 3-pointers on 10-of-13 from the field in 26 minutes.

      Advice: It was also more points than he scored in any of his college games at Fresno State. Needless to say, nobody saw this coming with three consecutive DNP-CDs coming into this game. There were 102 players who logged minutes tonight and only one of them, DeMar DeRozan, had more points than Johnson tonight. Plus Johnson had a 90.8 true shooting percentage. Stats aside, Goran Dragic only played 15 minutes, which really helped Johnson. Unless you're in a really deep league, we're going to have to see Johnson score in double digits with Dragic out there for more than 30 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:39 pm
    • Terrence Ross finally plays well
      Terrence Ross had his best game in a while against the 76ers on Monday with 12 points, one rebound, two assists and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He's been a ghost for about three months, but at least he finally showed he can play a bit. Ross is really going to need to step up with Kyle Lowry out, but we still don't have high hopes considering the regression this season. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:01 pm
    • Jamal Crawford (calf) out for game on Monday
      Jamal Crawford (calf) will not return on Monday.

      Advice: He has a calf contusion, which means it's not a muscle strain. That's important to note because Crawford has a history of calf injuries. With Crawford out, Austin Rivers is really going to have to step up. He's only worth a look in deep leagues. Crawford finished with nine points, two boards and one 3-pointer. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:07 pm
    • Gary Neal to start for Martin
      Gary Neal will start for Kevin Martin (illness) on Monday against the Clippers.

      Advice: He is coming off a nice 16-point game on Saturday and should get minutes. Still, Neal is a very risky player to use tonight. We might also see Zach LaVine play some shooting guard, which hasn't happened in the second half yet. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:56 pm
    • Robert Covington, Jason Richardson out Monday
      Robert Covington (elbow) and Jason Richardson (rest) will not play Monday against the Raptors.

      Advice: The 76ers are going to start Isaiah Canaan, JaKarr Sampson, Luc Mbah a Moute, Nerlens Noel and Henry Sims in a bigger lineup. As for Covington, he has a shot to play Wednesday and his elbow injury doesn't sound severe. That said, his owners will probably want to bench him given how he hasn't played well. To be clear, he should be owned in all leagues. Jerami Grant and Hollis Thompson benefit more than Sampson does for most fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:27 pm
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Nick Young is questionable for Tuesday
      Nick Young (knee) is questionable to play against the Hornets on Tuesday.

      Advice: He's been out for three games with swelling in his left knee, which was a problem for him earlier this season. Young has also been in the news for his off-the-court comments regarding his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. Young can be left on the wire in most leagues while his possible return may hurt Wes Johhson, Jeremy Lin and Wayne Ellington the most. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:06 pm
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) out again for Tuesday
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play against the Nuggets on Tuesday.

      Advice: The red flag went up when he was "rested" last week when it wasn't because of a back-to-back. Hopefully, there is nothing wrong with his conditioning like last year, but given the strange nature of the way this is shaking out and last season, Mayo looks like a drop candidate in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:31 am
    • Jared Dudley ready to roll for Tuesday night
      Jared Dudley (knee) will play against the Nuggets on Tuesday.

      Advice: He missed Saturday due to some soreness in his knee cap and looks to be in the clear. Interestingly, every fantasy owner's favorite headache, Ersan Ilyasova, stepped up while Dudley was down, so that is the major fantasy implication here. While Dudley isn't worth owning, it'll be interesting to see what happens with Ghostface Ilya. Dudley isn't worth owning in most leagues while Ilyasova is worth a look -- add at your own risk of course. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:25 am
    • Jeremy Lin stays hot, scores 20 in loss Sun.
      Jeremy Lin continued his impressive play in a loss to the Thunder on Sunday, scoring 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting with eight assists, six boards, three steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Distant memories of Linsanity are slowly starting to surface, as Lin has been a new man since the All-Star break, averaging 17.0 points, 5.0 assists, 2.8 boards, 1.2 steals and 0.8 3-pointers in 27.8 minutes per game. While it is highly unlikely that he takes over as the starting PG with rookie Jordan Clarkson playing well, Lin has been playing a lot of minutes at shooting guard which is huge for his value moving forward. Don't look now, but Lin is worth a flier in most leagues to see if he can keep up his torrid pace. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:19 pm
    • Arron Afflalo scores three points vs. Kings
      Arron Afflalo scored just three points in 27 minutes vs. the Kings on Sunday, adding two boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He is averaging just 7.8 points, 1.8 boards, 1.0 assist and 1.2 3-pointers off the bench with his new team, and it's obvious that he vanished form the standard league radar as soon as he was traded from the Nuggets. Outside of deeper leagues, it's safe to cut Afflalo. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:01 pm
    • Nicolas Batum struggles again on Sunday
      Nicolas Batum shot just 1-of-6 from the field and 0-of-4 from deep on Sunday vs. the Kings, finishing with just two points, five assists, four boards and one steal in 31 minutes.

      Advice: This was a pretty brutal game for Batum, but he has been much better since the All-Star break, averaging 10.2 points, 5.4 boards, 5.0 assists, 0.8 blocks, 1.4 steals and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games. Batum's owners may never forgive him after his horrific start to the season, but at least he is starting to turn things around. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:55 pm
    • Mo Williams scores 23 points w/ 11 assists
      Mo Williams scored 23 points and dished out 11 assists to help Charlotte defeat the Magic on Sunday.

      Advice: Mo Will sank 9-of-16 shots including a 4-of-7 mark beyond the arc, and he added two rebounds with only two turnovers in 38 minutes. Kemba Walker is targeting a return in mid-March but that's not guaranteed, and Williams could still carve out value while leading the second unit. Congratulations if you happened to own him when he was dealt to the Hornets. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:54 pm
    • Avery Bradley shoots 5-of-17, Cs blow lead
      Avery Bradley struggled shooting on Sunday, going 5-of-17 from the field for 12 points with four rebounds, two assists and zero 3-pointers, steals or blocks.

      Advice: Bradley was busy defensively vs. the Warriors' backcourt, which may have contributed to his offensive struggles, and fantasy owners can take solace in his hefty usage rate tonight, which led all starters. Bradley is a solid rest-of-season fantasy option despite his occasionally damaging field goal percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:42 pm
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • Robert Covington (elbow) will not return Sun.
      Robert Covington suffered a right elbow contusion during Sunday's game vs. the Pacers and he will not return.

      Advice: Luckily, the injury doesn't sound serious and we will consider Covington questionable to play against the Raptors on Monday. If Covington is forced to miss any additional time, more minutes will be available for players such as Hollis Thompson and Jerami Grant. Covington finished Sunday's game with 12 points, three boards and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:53 pm
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Patrick Beverley busts out of slump w/ 12 pts
      Patrick Beverley scored 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting on Sunday, with three 3-pointers, five rebounds, five assists, and three turnovers.

      Advice: Beverley has struggled with his shot for much of the season, but was particularly bad during the month of February, connecting on just 28.8 percent of his shots. While we'd like to view tonight's shooting performance as a positive, it does come with a bit of an asterisk as Kyrie Irving was on the sidelines. Beverley will draw a tough matchup against the Hawks on Tuesday, so that game will be a better indicator as to whether he's finally ready to step out of his shooting slump. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:05 pm
    • Jamal Crawford gets hot late, scores 16 pts
      Jamal Crawford got hot late on Sunday, scoring all 16 of his points during the second half, to go with one steal, one 3-pointer, one block and one turnover through 34 minutes of action.

      Advice: Crawford shot 6-of-18 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, making this your prototypical J-Cross outing. He's not an efficient guy on a nightly basis, but his steady contributions to points, 3-pointers, and free throw percentage makes him a worthwhile asset in most leagues. With Matt Barnes (hamstring) unlikely for Monday, Crawford will likely slide into the starting lineup, and he'll see a boost in value with the promotion. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:46 pm
    • Kemba Walker (knee) to be reevaluated on Wed.
      Kemba Walker (knee) is expected to be reevaluated on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was expected to be out for a minimum of six weeks after undergoing surgery on his torn lateral meniscus in his left knee on Jan. 28, and while it will take him some time to regain his conditioning, he can now be stashed in most leagues with the Hornets pursuing a playoff berth. Walker got up some shots before Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls for the first time since his surgery, and he is still said to be targeting a return to the lineup on March 16. Mo Williams has been filling in admirably at PG for Charlotte, and though his value will take a hit when Walker returns, he is still worth holding onto to see how things play out. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:59 am
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) scores eight in return
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) returned from a two-game absence on Saturday against the Jazz, scoring eight points in 27 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: He also added six boards, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers, and he could see a small bump in playing time moving forward if Jared Dudley (knee) needs to miss any additional action. Mayo was averaging 11.9 points, 2.8 assists, 2.6 boards and 1.4 3-pointers on the season prior to tonight's game, so he is worth holding onto in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:55 pm
    • Barea starting alongside Rondo and Ellis
      J.J. Barea is starting alongside Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis, Richard Jefferson and Dirk Nowitzki for Saturdy's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: The Mavericks are going small in order to match up better with the Nets, as they are currently starting Joe Johnson at power forward. It's going to be interesting to see how the Mavericks play with three ball-dominant guards on the court at the same time, but it's not likely to happen too often. Barea is capable of contributing a decent amount of points, assists and 3-pointers, but his value is still limited to deeper leagues for now. Bernard James started in place of Tyson Chandler (hip) on Wednesday against the Hawks and scored seven points with 11 rebounds and two blocks, but he will return to a bench role for tonight's contest. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:26 pm
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play on Saturday
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play on Saturday against the Jazz.

      Advice: The Bucks are going to need his offense off the bench with Jared Dudley sidelined with a knee injury, so owners in need of scoring and 3-pointers should give him a look. Mayo has missed the last two games due to injury, so we will let you know how his hamstring holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:46 pm
    • Jared Dudley (knee) out for Saturday
      Jared Dudley (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

      Advice: X-rays were negative on his kneecap and he appears to be day-to-day. However, it's tough to gauge how much time he is going to miss because Dudley did have an issue with his kneecap last year. He can be dropped in most leagues. Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless likely get most of Dudley's minutes. Ilyasova is worth a look in standard leagues and we'll let you know how he does tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:45 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) out again on Sunday
      Nick Young (knee) will not play against the Thunder on Sunday.

      Advice: He is still dealing with swelling in his knee and the fact that the Lakers ruled him out a day before the game suggests he could miss Tuesday against the Hornets. Wayne Ellngton had a great second half on Friday while Jeremy Lin is finally starting to put some good games together, averaging 16.3 points, 2.0 boards, 4.3 assists and 0.8 treys in his last four. Young can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:36 pm
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Lin posts 14-5-6 line in win over Bucks
      Jeremy Lin scored 14 points on 4-of-10 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and six assists in 29 minutes off the bench in the Lakers' 101-93 win over the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: Lin has hovered around the bottom of the top-150 over the last month but has picked it up over the last week or so. Bryon Scott has said that he's thinking of starting Lin at some point, but that's not necessarily the driver of his value. He's worth a pickup though for the chance he can make a late-season run. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:44 am
    • Chalmers scores six points off the bench
      Mario Chalmers scored six points on 2-of-5 shooting (including two threes) with one rebound in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Chalmers took a fatal blow to his fantasy value with the arrival of Goran Dragic and owners in 12-14 team formats can move along. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:27 am
    • Beverley returns from his illness on Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) returned to action in Friday's win over the Nets, scoring nine points on 3-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 34 minutes.

      Advice: This is better than we thought he'd do after multiple weeks looking banged up and/or sick. We're not sure he's over his current flu right now so owners should approach him with caution, but he's probably worth a pickup if he has been dropped after a really cold stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:19 am
    • Arron Afflalo scores 18 points in 31 minutes
      Arron Afflalo scored 18 points with two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers against the Thunder on Friday.

      Advice: The Blazers went small tonight, which explains the uptick in minutes. Afflalo is likely only going to get minutes in the mid-20s, so it's going to be tough for him to hold value in standard leagues coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:57 pm
    • Wes Matthews hurts hand, doesn't need X-ray
      Wesley Matthews hurt his hand on Friday and said he doesn't need an X-ray.

      Advice: The injury occurred late in the game, so he didn't have to play through it. Matthews didn't play well tonight, making 2-of-13 from the field for eight points with six rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers. He should be ready to roll for the Kings on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:49 pm
    • Patrick Beverley returned to action on Friday February 27. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:24 pm
    • Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on knee
      Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on his knee following Friday's game.

      Advice: He said he is dealing with some problems with his kneecap, which bothered him last season. Dudley hasn't played well lately and has clearly been passed by Khris Middleton. If he's out, more minutes will go to Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:54 pm
    • Bradley scores 19 points with three treys
      Avery Bradley scored 19 points on 8-of-18 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds, two assists and one steal in Friday's win over the Hornets.

      Advice: Bradley looks great next to his pal Isaiah Thomas as he doesn't need the ball in his hands much and he's getting great looks in the flow of the offense. Yes, his recent spurt has come against a bunch of bad teams, but the Thomas bump looks real and he should be in all lineups right now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:42 pm
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • Mo Williams scores 31 points with six threes
      Mo Williams hit 9-of-23 shots (including six threes) for 31 points, seven rebounds, four assists and one steal over 37 minutes on Friday against the Celtics.

      Advice: Williams has been a bountiful add not once but twice this season. Even when Kemba Walker returns in mid-March there should be enough food at the table for him to eat in Charlotte. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:49 pm
    • Robert Covington cores 13 with two treys
      Robert Covington didn't play well against the Wizards on Friday with 13 points, six boards and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He wasn't benched this time and his minutes should increase a little more than this. Covington was benched on Wednesday due to poor defense, but he wasn't too bad in that department tonight. In his previous February games, he averaged 16.3 points, 5.7 boards, 1.8 assists, 2.4 steals and 3.0 treys. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:03 pm
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Nick Young officially out for Friday
      Nick Young (knee) will not play against the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: He was essentially ruled out on Thursday and he is likely going to miss games. Young is in the news most of the time for leading the league in shoekeepers and keeping his right arm tattoo-free strictly for buckets. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:01 pm
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Pat Beverley is a go, likely on a minutes cap
      Patrick Beverley (illness) will play against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: He will have a minutes limit tonight. Beverley probably won't be shooting the ball more than six times or so because he's in a slump. He's more of a stash in standard leagues until he gets it going. Jason Terry can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:08 pm
    • James Jones starting for LeBron
      James Jones will start against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: Revenge game because he started his career with the Pacers? Kidding aside, Jones played just one minute last night and he was out of the rotation earlier this season. Fantasy owners should be looking to J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert more than Jones. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:28 pm
    • Patrick Beverley expected to play on Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) is expected to play against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: He hasn't been playing well these days, making 19.2 percent from the field in his last three. Beverley probably won't have a lot of shots going his way tonight and is not a great play in fantasy right now. Jason Terry also loses his luster. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:24 pm
    • 76ers going with the same starting five
      Coach Brett Brown he will start the same starting five for Friday against the Wizards.

      Advice: That means it'll be Isaiah Canaan, Jason Richardson, Robert Covington, Luc Mbah a Moute and Nerlens Noel. Covington was benched on Wednesday for poor defense, but he should be back to his old role. Start him. It'll be interesting to see where Jerami Grant fits in after playing 33 minutes. We can probably expect him to log 24-28 minutes tonight. We might see a little more out of Thomas Robinson now that he has shaken hands with Brown. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:25 pm
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) out again for Friday
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play against the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: The Bucks called Mayo sitting on Wednesday as "rest" but it certainly raised a red flag because they weren't on the front or back end of a back-to-back set. Mayo tweaked his hamstring on Feb. 20, but he did play 31.0 minutes per game in his two following outings. With Mayo out, Jerryd Bayless will log more minutes at shooting guard which may allow Tyler Ennis to get minutes close to 20. Khris Middleton should also have a higher usage rate, which helped him get to 19 points on Wednesday. Mayo is a tough player to own now that he's not healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:04 pm
    • Lin to start over Clarkson at some point?
      Coach Bryon Scott said he is thinking of starting Jeremy Lin at some point.

      Advice: The change is not going to happen tonight with the Lakers sticking with the same starting five. Lin may start over Jordan Clarkson or the team could go with a two-PG lineup, as well. Clarkson has played next to Lin for 23.3 percent of his minutes this season, so this isn't too bold and there won't be many fantasy implications here outside of Wayne Ellington being less appealing. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:37 am
    • Scott still doesn't expect Nick Young to play
      Coach Byron Scott said he does not expect Nick Young (knee) to play against the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: He is technically questionable, but there has been nothing to suggest he is going to play. With Young out, we'll see more of Jeremy Lin in the second unit with Wes Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson all expected to score more, too. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:32 am
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) still questionable
      Patrick Beverley (illness) went through the Rockets' shootaround, but he remains questionable for Friday's game vs. Brooklyn.

      Advice: We'll be monitoring Beverley's status closely, but if he's forced to sit on Friday, Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni would pick up most of his minutes. Terry has picked up a majority of Beverley's playing time over the past two games, but with averages of 8.5 points, 2.0 assists, 2.5 steals, and 2.5 three-pointers during that span, his value is limited to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:58 am
    • Report: Cavs out of the running for Ray Allen
      According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, the Cavs are officially out of the running for Ray Allen.

      Advice: "Ray Allen is not going to sign with the Cavs," said Windhort. "I don't think he's going to play. If he decides he wants to, it won't be with the Cavs." Wherever Allen decides to play this season, or if he decides to play this season, should be of no concern to owners in standard leagues, as he's not going to be anything more than an end-of-the-bench kind of guy on a contending roster. The Hawks, Wizards, Warriors, and Spurs remain in the conversation for Allen’s services. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:04 am
    • Poor defense led to Covington's benching Wed.
      76ers' head coach Brett Brown said that Robert Covington's lackluster play on the defensive end was the reason he elected to bench him for the second and third quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Bucks.

      Advice: "The luxury that I have now that we kind of have bodies is you don’t feel a prisoner to somebody like Robert," said Brown. "We’ve got [Jason Richardson] and Hollis Thompson, so there are more options there. That’s not scolding [Covington], it’s just the way the landscape works. It’s a pecking order that’s built on the standards we have defensively." While Covington sat out a large chunk of Wednesday's game, he still put up 13 points with a full line, and hopefully this doesn't become a common occurrence. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:43 pm
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Nick Young (knee) says he will not play Fri.
      Nick Young (knee) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and said that he will not play Friday vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: "I don’t think it’s serious," said Lakers coach Byron Scott of Young's knee injury. "But it’s serious enough that he might miss another game or two. I know it’s getting better and the swelling is going down." If Young does indeed sit out on Friday, Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson, and Jeremy Lin will all see some increased opportunity on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:40 pm
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) practices Thursday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) went through a light practice on Thursday, but he remains questionable for Friday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: The Rockets kept things light on Thursday, mainly going through shooting drills, so Beverley wasn't really tested and his status is still up in the air for Friday's game. If Beverley is again forced to sit on Friday, Jason Terry would get another game with the starting unit, although he remains an unattractive option in most leagues despite the starter-tag. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:35 am
    • Nicolas Batum says he feels refreshed
      Nicolas Batum said he feels refreshed and ready for the second half of the season after spending six days in Mexico.

      Advice: Batum has been mired in a season-long slump, but said six days of vacation on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico over the All-Star Break helped him hit the rest button. "I needed that," Batum said. "Just to refresh my mind. Just to go away from the stress. Just get away." Batum has has strong back-to-back performances and has averaged 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 3.0 three-pointers in those two games. If he can keep this up, he'll go a long way toward redeeming himself with fantasy owners who spent a top-35 pick on him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:31 am
    • Wesley Matthews bounces back with 31
      Wesley Matthews, who missed all seven of his shots and scored four points on Sunday, got it back on Wednesday, hitting 11-of-18 shots and four 3-pointers for 31 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in a win over the Spurs.

      Advice: Yes! Arron Afflalo scored 10 points off the bench, and owners who were scared that Afflalo's presence would ruin Matthews should be feeling much better about things after this performance. And yes, he just went from a season low in scoring to a season high in back-to-back games, which is pretty hard for fantasy studs to do at this point in the season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:11 am
    • Nicolas Batum plays well in win over Spurs
      Nicolas Batum hit 6-of-8 shots for 15 points, four rebounds, nine assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Spurs.

      Advice: Yes, that's the guy you thought you were drafting early last October, and it's nice that he's finally starting to show up. He's averaging 16 points, 7.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.0 3-pointers over his last two games. Hopefully he's ready to keep the train rolling, just in time for the fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:08 am
    • Mo Williams gets hot in the second half
      Mo Williams scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half against the Bulls during a 98-86 win on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: His numbers look great in Charlotte, averaging 23.0 points, 7.5 dimes, 2.0 steals and 4.0 treys in his two previous starts. Williams is shaping up to be a must-start player in standard leagues until Kemba Walker (knee) returns next month. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:42 pm
    • Gary Neal plays 28 minutes Wednesday
      Gary Neal came off the bench for 28 minutes on Wednesday and had seven points, four rebounds, two assists and a 3-pointer on 2-of-5 shooting.

      Advice: He was iffy coming in due to an ankle injury, but obviously, Flip Saunders felt like it was no big deal, even though Neal was actually doubtful at one point because of it. He didn't do much with the minutes, but he should at least be watched closely in case this wasn't a fluke. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:26 pm
    • Robert Covington plays well after benching
      Robert Covington was benched for most of the first three quarters and did play the entire fourth quarter, finishing with 13 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He wasn't in his usual spot on the bench for much of this game and it's unclear what exactly happened with him. However, Covington really played well down the stretch and he's very unlikely to be in jeopardy of losing his playing time. He should be considered as a top-50 player in standard leagues, especially after posting second-round value this month. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:21 pm
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Kyle Korver plays well, hits four more treys
      Kyle Korver hit 6-of-12 shots and four 3-pointers for 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Korver was the best starter on the floor tonight for Atlanta and remains one of the deadliest shooters in the league. And when he's blocking shots and rebounding, he's even more fun to own. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:01 pm
      4:30 pm vs Cle
    • J.J. Barea plays well in start for Rondo
      J.J. Barea started at point guard due to Rajon Rondo's one-game suspension on Wednesday and hit 6-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, five rebounds and seven assists.

      Advice: Devin Harris played well on Tuesday, when Rondo was benched prior to being suspended, but the Mavs like him off the bench. Any time Rondo is out, JJB is the way to go. Harris had 10 points, three rebounds and two assists on 2-of-7 shooting in just 20 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:53 pm
    • Mario Chalmers struggles in 33 minutes
      Mario Chalmers got 33 minutes off the Heat bench on Wednesday, but hit just 2-of-10 shots and 1-of-8 3-pointers for eight points and one assist.

      Advice: Yuck. The minutes were nice, but it's going to be very tough for him to do much as long as Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:33 pm
    • Gary Neal will play on Wednesday night
      Gary Neal (ankle) will be available to play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was listed as doubtful and it's still unclear if he'll play. He is one of just a few wings on the bench for the Wolves, so the team might need him. Neal is still nowhere near being worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:06 pm
    • O.J. Mayo (rest) out against the 76ers
      O.J. Mayo (rest) will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

      Advice: Interesting. The Bucks played their last game on Monday and their next game isn't until Friday, so this is a surprise. Mayo was playing well and even logged 34 minutes on Monday. With him out, Jerryd Bayless should log the majority of his minutes at shooting guard while Khris Middleton may also play a tad more. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:24 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) will not play vs. the Jazz
      Nick Young (knee) will not play vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is coming off a 19-point performance vs. the Celtics on Sunday, so it's a shame that he is going to have to sit this one out. The good news is that an MRI taken on his knee came back negative, but head coach Byron Scott said that Young was still dealing with some swelling. Consider Young day-to-day for now, and expect Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson and Jeremy Lin to all see increased opportunities with Young on the shelf. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:36 am
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Devin Harris thrives in expanded role Tuesday
      Devin Harris took advantage of Rajon Rondo's second-half benching on Tuesday, scoring 14 points with three rebounds, five assists and a season-high four steals in 28 minutes.

      Advice: The steals tied the season-high Harris set on Sunday but his playing time was inflated by Rondo's temporary absence, and he remains a borderline option in 12-team leagues. Give him a look if your waiver wire is thread-bare and you're in need of typical PG production -- 3-pointers, assists, steals and FT percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:38 pm
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Gary Neal (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
      Gary Neal (ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. Washington.

      Advice: Neal only managed to get in the game for 11 minutes during his Timberwolves debut, so his absence from the lineup doesn't have any real fantasy implications. He's stuck in a backup role in Minnesota, and he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues as long as Kevin Martin is healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:20 pm
    • Bradley goes berserk w/ 23 points, six steals
      Avery Bradley scored 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting (including three treys) with four rebounds, three assists and six steals in Monday's road win over the Suns.

      Advice: Bradley hit all four of his freebies for good measure. The addition of Isaiah Thomas is probably going to help him because of the point guard's ability to penetrate and find shooters on the perimeter. The two had extremely good chemistry tonight and Bradley should be owned in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:47 pm
      5:00 pm @ NO
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