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  • Gerald Henderson in double-digits again Wed
    Gerald Henderson had 13 points (3-of-10 FGs, 7-of-10 FTs), four rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes on Wednesday, marking his sixth straight game with double-digit points.

    Advice: Henderson is healthy and productive, with an expiring $6 million contract, so the veteran may draw some trade interest as the deadline approaches. He doesn't typically contribute much beyond scoring and solid FT percentages, so it's hard to envision Henderson as a fantasy asset no matter where he finishes the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • James Harden scores 34 in blowout loss
    James Harden scored 34 points during a 116-103 loss to the Blazers on Wednesday with nine rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, eight turnovers and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: The stat line was huge, but Harden was roasted on defense. Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the Rockets are "broken" and it's "that simple." Bickerstaff also added he doesn't know if the roster will change at the deadline. Whatever the case, Harden will be a stat-stuffing machine in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Brandon Knight (groin) doesn't play Wednesday
    Brandon Knight (groin) didn't play on Wednesday, as expected.

    Advice: Knight was never likely to return before the All-Star break, and now the question shifts to his post-break status -- the Suns have been coy about a return date and they may be inclined to shut him down while developing Archie Goodwin and Devin Booker. We should finally get an update during the break, so stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:33 pm
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  • Steph Curry scores 26, Dubs now 48-4
    Stephen Curry scored 26 points during a 112-104 win in Phoenix on Wednesday, adding nine rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Warriors have the best record of all time before the break at 48-4 and they're also 72-10 in their last 82 games counting last year. Curry's output from deep is unbelievable and his 245 treys are just 41 shy of his record last year. Based on his current pace, Curry will break his record on Mar. 6 against the Lakers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 24 in win
    Klay Thompson scored 24 points with three rebounds, one assist, five steals and five 3-pointers against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: Tuesday night was just his fourth game without a trey and he was 1-of-13 from there in his previous two. After a very disappointing start until December, Thompson wraps up his first half with second-round value to this point. Expect him to be in that neighborhood going forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 15 with 10 dimes
    Devin Booker had a career-high 10 assists against the Warriors during a 112-108 loss on Wednesday, adding 15 points, seven rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer and seven turnovers.

    Advice: Coach Earl Watson loves him and he definitely wants his rookie to be more of a ball-handler. Booker was the first Suns rookie to drop a points-dimes double-double since Steve Nash back in 1996. He looks like a good one and should be owned in all leagues as the Suns give him the keys the rest of this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Ricky Rubio shoots well, racks up 19/8/8
    Ricky Rubio had 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists to help the Wolves' beat the Raptors on Wednesday, adding one steal with three turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Rubio his 5-of-9 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws, with an unusual 3-of-3 mark beyond the arc tonight. In a rare coincidence, Rubio, Brandon Jennings, Elfrid Payton and Emmanuel Mudiay were a combined 22-of-44 from the field tonight. Savor the moment. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Zach LaVine starts w/ Tayshaun sidelined
    Zach LaVine started in place of Tayshaun Prince on Wednesday, pitching in 13 points, four rebounds, five assists and one block in 38 minutes vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Prince missed the game to attend Chauncey Billups' jersey retirement in Detroit, so we expect him to resume starting on the other side of the break. LaVine shot just 4-of-13 from the field tonight but the playing time is encouraging, and it's not purely a result of Prince's absence -- he's logged 30+ minutes in five of the Wolves' past nine games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Kyle Lowry scores 14 points on 15 shots
    Kyle Lowry needed 15 shots to score 14 points on Wednesday, going 4-of-15 from the field with four boards, seven assists, one steal and one block in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Tonight's dud was surprising since the Wolves have given up the fourth-most points to PGs over their past 10 games. K-Low occasionally misfires from the field but he's been a top-five roto player in 2016, so his owners have no grounds for complaint. Expect him to come out firing in his first game after the All-Star break, vs. the Bulls on Feb. 19. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Cory Joseph shoots 4-of-11 off bench vs. MIN
    Cory Joseph chipped in eight points, five rebounds and four assists in 27 minutes vs. the Wolves on Wednesday, but he shot just 4-of-11 from the field without any 3-pointers or steals.

    Advice: Dwane Casey credited CoJo with changing the course of Monday's game with his "grit and grime," but Joseph's blue-collar efforts rarely result in fantasy value. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Archie Goodwin in news for the wrong reasons
    Archie Goodwin scored 20 points with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: He'll be in the news tomorrow because Markieff Morris got into it with him and Morris had his hand around Goodwin's neck. There is talk of Brandon Knight (groin) coming back, but Goodwin should remain owned until Knight is on the court. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 35 points in road loss
    DeMar DeRozan lit up the Wolves for a team-high 35 points on Wednesday, hitting 11-of-19 FGs and 10-of-13 FTs, but it wasn't enough to earn the Raptors' a road win.

    Advice: The Raptors still lead the Atlantic division by 5.0 games, thanks to a scorching stretch in which they've won 14 out of 16 games. DeRozan and Kyle Lowry have been the catalysts for that success, earning both of them All-Star nods, and DeRozan's steady play has earned him top-40 value over the Raptors' past 20 games (9-cat). It helps that he's canning 1.1 triples per game during that span. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Kyrie Irving pours in season-high 35 points
    Kyrie Irving dropped a season-high 35 points vs. the Lakers on Wednesday, making 15-of-24 shots including three 3-pointers, to go along with seven assists, three rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: Kyrie also turned the ball over just once in 36 minutes, and over the past three games he's averaging 32.0 points on 59.1 percent shooting. It's exactly what his fantasy owners hoped for heading into the All-Star break, and Uncle Drew is primed for a huge finish to the 2015-16 season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Lou Williams leads L.A. w/ 28 points in loss
    Lou Williams led the Lakers on Wednesday with 28 points, four rebounds, two assists and one block, making 9-of-15 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs while going 4-of-6 beyond the arc.

    Advice: Sweet Lou also played 36 minutes without a single turnover, but the Lakers' starting unit was trounced tonight. The Lakers have no real incentive to keep the 11-year veteran through the trade deadline, but so far Williams' name hasn't really surfaced up in the trade-rumor mill. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson heads into break on high note
    Jordan Clarkson headed into the All-Star break on a high note, racking up 22 points, seven assists, six rebounds, three 3-pointers and one steal vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Clarkson has been hot in February, averaging 17.4 points on 54.4 percent shooting, with 1.2 triples, 4.6 boards, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Add in stingy turnovers (1.8) and he's a must-start option in all formats. The Lakers have every reason to feed him minutes as their 2015-16 campaign drifts to a close, giving Clarkson substantial rest-of-season upside. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell OK after recent groin injury
    D'Angelo Russell's recent groin injury wasn't an issue on Wednesday, as he came off the bench for 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting, three 3-pointers, three assists, two rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: Byron Scott said recently that he's been hard on his rookie PG because "he has a chance to be a very good basketball player," and he once again allowed Russell to play down the stretch tonight -- he played the final 10 minutes of a reasonably close game. Hopefully that trend continues over L.A.'s final 27 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Brandon Jennings starts, scores 16 points
    Brandon Jennings made his first start of the season on Wednesday and had 16 points, four 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 29 minutes of action.

    Advice: Reggie Jackson was out due to an illness and B-Jennings will return to a bench role after the All-Star break, assuming he's still in Detroit. He'll need a tailor-made situation to be worth owning in standard leagues, even if he is traded, as he's shooting a paltry 36.2 percent from the field with just 2.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocks in 17.5 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay hits 6-of-12 shots vs. DET
    Emmanuel Mudiay hit 6-of-12 shots to finish Wednesday's victory with 14 points, four rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Mudiay is killing his fantasy value with low-efficiency scoring, so it's great to see him effective in that department tonight -- he's made more than half of his shots just once all season. The rookie should get plenty of opportunities as the Nuggets' season comes to an end, but he's still best suited to points leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Norris Cole scores 11 in start
    Norris Cole scored 11 points with two rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has a clear runway for minutes now with Tyreke Evans (knee) likely out for the season. Cole hasn't really lit it up as a fantasy asset with just 12th-round value in the eight games since Evans has been out, so he might be slightly overvalued. He is still worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • Lance Stephenson gets 12 points in 24 minutes
    Lance Stephenson logged 24 minutes on Wednesday, his highest playing time since Dec. 2, finishing a tough road loss with 12 points, two 3-pointers, four rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Born Ready made 4-of-5 shots with only one turnover, rounding out an unusually efficient game. He was baited into a technical foul by Jae Crowder at one point, which got a nice chuckle from the Celtics' bench, and Boston wound up getting the last laugh with a 17-12 edge in overtime. Stephenson is playing more with Austin Rivers (hand) out of commission, but he's still not a fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Marcus Smart posts 17/4/4 with three triples
    Marcus Smart started the second half of Wednesday's game, finishing with 17 points, three 3-pointers, four boards, four assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Doc Rivers said before the game that the Celtics' have "three Avery's," suggesting that Avery Bradley's defensive tenacity is matched by Jae Crowder and Marcus Smart, and Smart proved him right tonight. He made 4-of-8 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs before fouling out in 32 minutes, and should be a steady mid-round value after the break. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 21 points in win
    Jrue Holiday scored 21 points with six rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers in 31 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is going to dominate with the news of Tyreke Evans (knee) looking to have surgery. There is still a chance of Holiday suffering an injury to his oft-injured leg, but he's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • J.J. Redick OK after ankle injury, scores 27
    J.J. Redick shook off a minor ankle injury to finish Wednesday's overtime defeat with 27 points, two 3-pointers and three rebounds, making 9-of-14 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs in 38 minutes of action.

    Advice: Redick's efficiency is remarkable and he's anchoring his fantasy value with lights-out shooting beyond the arc -- he's averaging 2.8 triples per game since Jan. 1, which ranks eighth during that span behind J.R. Smith, Paul George, Kyle Lowry, James Harden, Damian Lillard and the Splash Brothers. His usage may take a slight hit when Blake Griffin gets back on the court, but that's the only knock on his rest-of-season outlook. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Wes Johnson chips in across board vs. Celtics
    Wes Johnson chipped in seven points, one 3-pointer, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and four blocks in just 22 minutes of action vs. Boston on Wednesday.

    Advice: Johnson played 42 minutes with Paul Pierce resting on Monday, and Doc Rivers continues to rely on him as a key rotation player. Tonight's line doesn't jump out, but Johnson's ability to chip in 3-pointers, blocks and steals makes him a viable option until Blake Griffin gets back on the court. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Bryce Dejean-Jones scores 17 in 43 minutes
    Bryce Dejean-Jones is not expected to play on Thursday.

    Advice: His contract is up and the team is in negotiations. Dejean-Jones has a pretty decent chance to be signed after the break, but the team may opt to wait until after the deadline. He scored nine points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • J.J. Redick goes to the locker room
    J.J. Redick went to the locker room in the third quarter against the Celtics and is available to return.

    Advice: It is a right ankle issue, which was a problem for Redick back in January. If he can't return, that means more minutes for Lance Stephenson and Jamal Crawford. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:20 pm
  • Marcus Smart starts 3Q for Amir Johnson
    Marcus Smart started the third quarter on Wednesday with Amir Johnson coming off the bench.

    Advice: Amir Johnson does have a wrap on his back, so maybe that's why. This could be a matchup move with the Clippers killing the Celtics on offense and also coach Brad Stevens may want more big depth on his bench with Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) getting hurt. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:00 pm
  • Brandon Jennings will start vs. Denver
    Brandon Jennings will start on Wednesday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Reggie Jackson was a late scratch due to an illness, so the Pistons will have a chance to showcase Jennings. Although, coach Stan Van Gundy has shot down every trade rumor. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:31 pm
  • Zach LaVine will start Wednesday vs. Toronto
    Zach LaVine will start Wednesday vs. the Raptors with Tayshaun Prince (personal) away from the team.

    Advice: Andrew Wiggins will slide over to the three with LaVine back in the starting five, and Shabazz Muhammad will have the opportunity for some extended run off the bench sans Prince. LaVine does have a tough matchup tonight, so owners should take that into consideration before activating him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:20 pm
  • Scott acknowledges he's been tough on Russell
    Byron Scott acknowledged during a recent interview that he's been hard on D'Angelo Russell.

    Advice: "I haven't been the easiest man on him in the world. He's just a kid playing in a man's world," Scott said of Russell. "I'm going to stay on him, because I think he has a chance to be a very good basketball player." Russell’s playing time has been sporadic thus far, but there’s a chance Scott elects to give the Lakers’ No. 2 overall selection more consistent run after the All-Star break. If you've held on this long, there's no reason to abandon ship now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:23 am
  • James Harden drops 37 points in loss
    James Harden (finger) dropped 37 points in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors, adding five boards and five assists in 40 minutes.

    Advice: His finger wasn't an issue tonight and he was very solid on the defensive end with three steals and one block, but his biggest accomplishment was holding Klay Thompson to 13 points on 5-of-19 shooting. Harden hit six 3-pointers in the loss, but he will need to be on top of his game again on Wednesday in a crucial matchup with the Blazers. Both the Rockets and the Blazers have 27 losses on the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:01 pm
  • Klay Thompson misses all seven 3-pointers
    Klay Thompson missed all seven of his 3-point attempts on Tuesday vs. the Rockets, finishing with 13 points, three assists and two boards in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Needless to say, this was one of his worst performances on the offensive end this season, but James Harden deserves some credit for his defense. Even if you include tonight's dud, Thompson still has averages of 24.2 points and 3.2 3-pointers over his last five games, so he's going to be fine. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:55 pm
  • Warriors make history, improve to 47-4
    Stephen Curry helped the Warriors improve to 47-4 on the season in Tuesday's win over the Rockets, scoring 35 points with nine assists.

    Advice: With the win, the Warriors now have the best start in NBA history through 51 games and they also earned their 42nd-straight regular-season win at home. Curry has been the best player in the NBA and in fantasy basketball this season and this team is determined to beat the Chicago Bulls' all-time record of 72 wins in a season which was set in 1996. Curry added five boards, one steal and seven 3-pointers in 38 minutes and gets a date with the Suns on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Marcus Smart scores 12 points in loss
    Marcus Smart scored 12 points with four boards, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: The Celtics have been relying on Evan Turner a lot, so Smart's minutes have been inconsistent. His averages of 8.8 points, 3.0 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 35.9 percent shooting over his last five games is barely good enough for top-150 value, but he does have enough upside to warrant a hold in most cases. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:42 pm
  • James Harden (finger) will play vs. Warriors
    James Harden (finger) will play Tuesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Harden is not on the Rockets' injury report, and was a full participant during shootaround, so there's no reason to believe he'll miss Tuesday's matchup against the defending champs. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:01 pm
  • Archie Goodwin scores 20 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 20 points with four rebounds, seven assists and two turnovers against the Thunder on Monday night.

    Advice: Coach Earl Watson said after the game he thought Goodwin had a "solid" effort and he really liked that Goodwin only had two turnovers. It'll be interesting to see what happens when Brandon Knight comes back, but Goodwin should still be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:02 pm
  • Gerald Henderson scores 16 points
    Gerald Henderson scored 16 points with three rebounds, one assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: He played some important minutes as both teams went small. The Blazers are likely going to try and unload Henderson and his expiring contract, especially since guys like Allen Crabbe have stepped. He's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:38 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 12 points in loss
    Zach LaVine scored 12 points with two boards, two assists, one 3-pointer and three blocks on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: The blocks were obviously a career high and he didn't record more than one block in a game this season prior to tonight. LaVine was 4-of-10 from the field in the loss and didn't have any turnovers, so his fantasy arrow is still pointing up. As the year progresses, his role should only grow. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:22 pm
  • Norris Cole scores 10 points in win
    Norris Cole scored 10 points with six assists, three boards and one turnover in 32 minutes vs. the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry seems to love Cole and he has played 30 or more minutes in seven out of his last eight games. He had a 26-point game in his last outing with five assists, so he is worth owning in standard leagues until he cools off or until the Pelicans get some healthy bodies back. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:07 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 27 points in win
    Jrue Holiday scored 27 points vs. the Wolves on Monday with nine assists, six boards, three steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He took care of his business in just 28 minutes and finished 11-of-23 from the field with one turnover. Holiday is one of the safest players to own in New Orleans going forward because Tyreke Evans (knee) is a shut-down candidate and Anthony Davis is very prone to injuries, so his owners should be feeling confident. The Pelicans will play the Jazz on Wednesday and the Thunder on Thursday before the All-Star break begins. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:02 pm
  • Wes Johnson gets 42 minutes in start
    Wes Johnson started in place of Paul Pierce (rest) on Monday with seven points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer on 3-of-13 from the field in 42 minutes against the 76ers.

    Advice: He did not shoot the ball well, but the across-the-board output has been the key for Johnson. In his last five, he averaged 9.0 points, 5.2 boards, 1.4 blocks, 1.6 steals and 2.0 treys. He's basically been a better version of Danny Green right now and should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:25 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 17 points in win
    DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points with seven boards, six assists, one steal and four turnovers in a win over the Pistons on Monday.

    Advice: He couldn't find his shot and was just 5-of-14 from the field, but the dimes were nice. DeRozan was hot coming into this one and had scored an average of 26.0 points in his previous five games, so his owners have absolutely no reason to be concerned. DeRozan will look to get his shooting touch back on track during Wednesday's game vs. the Wolves. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:06 pm
  • Kyle Lowry scores 25 points in win over DET
    Kyle Lowry kept his foot on the gas pedal in Monday's win over the Pistons with 25 points, seven assists and three boards in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He also had two steals and two triples and was an efficient 9-of-14 from the field. He's been unstoppable over his last three games with averages of 27.0 points, 6.3 assists, 4.0 boards, 2.0 steals and 4.7 3-pointers, and the only player that has been better in standard leagues over that span is John Wall. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:01 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay shoots 3-of-10 from field
    Emmanuel Mudiay shot just 3-of-10 from the field on Monday vs. the Nets for seven points, eight assists, six boards and two steals in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The shooting was rough and he had four turnovers, but the rookie is showing signs of improvement. He had his first zero-turnover game of the season on Sunday vs. the Knicks and also had 15 points with nine assists, but tonight's performance is a good reason why owners in standard leagues should pump the brakes. Until he improves his efficiency, Mudiay is better suited for points leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:52 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 16 points
    D'Angelo Russell (groin) played 32 minutes off the bench against the Pacers on Monday with 16 points, five rebounds, five assists, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played down the stretch tonight and coach Byron Scott seems to be trusting his rookie a little more than he did last week. Russell only has 14th-round value in his last 10 games, which is only a slight upward trend from earlier this year. He is still worth stashing in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:28 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 32 with 12 assists
    Kyrie Irving handed out a season-high 12 assists against the Kings on Monday with 32 points, three rebounds, one block and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: He failed to bust out before tonight because his 3-point shooting wasn't dropping. That wasn't the case tonight as Irving hit 5-of-8 from there in this win. His breakout last year had a lot to do with hitting treys, so expect him to keep it going and improve from a quiet start this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:06 pm
  • DAngelo Russell will play on Monday night
    DAngelo Russell (groin) will play on Monday night against the Pacers.

    Advice: He went through warmups without incident and may not be limited. Russell will come off the bench this week and he could get in the starting lineup later this month. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:40 pm
  • Wes Johnson getting the start
    Wes Johnson will start against the 76ers on Monday in place of Paul Pierce (rest).

    Advice: He has actually played really well and is putting up early-round value in the last month or so. Johnson should be owned in standard leagues with some added value for tonight. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:48 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (groin) questionable vs. IND
    D'Angelo Russell (groin) is questionable to play against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: This injury came out of nowhere and he may have suffered the injury on Saturday night. If Russell can't go, there should be more minutes for Lou Williams while Marcelo Huertas could be in the rotation. Jordan Clarkson would also likely see a bigger role if Russell is out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:36 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay praised by Mike Malone
    Mike Malone praised Emmanuel Mudiay's play in Sunday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: "I thought Emmanuel Mudiay was terrific, made some huge plays down the stretch," Malone said. "Nine assists, zero turnovers for a 19-year old rookie point guard is outstanding." Mudiay is enjoying his best month of the season so far in February, averaging 12.5 points, 7.0 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.8 triples with just 1.5 turnovers on 36.5 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:50 am
  • Scott wants Clarkson to improve in some areas
    Byron Scott wants Jordan Clarkson to improve his perimeter defense, outside shooting and assist-to-turnover ratio and free throw attempts.

    Advice: This news was buried in between Scott praising Clarkson and saying he has the potential to become an All-Star, so let's not get out the pitchforks just yet. These are valid criticisms, as Clarkson needs to gamble less on defense, shoots 34.2 percent from deep, shoots just 2.8 free throws per game and checks in with averages of 2.5 assists compared to 1.8 turnovers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:32 am
  • J.J. Redick scores 14 points with two steals
    J.J. Redick scored 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting Sunday, to go with one 3-pointer, one rebound, one assist, two steals and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Redick has been a steady mid-round guy on the year, and is a must-start guy every time he touches the court. There's no reason to believe he can't keep it up. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:24 pm
  • James Harden (finger) says he is fine
    James Harden (finger) believes that he should be all right.

    Advice: "My middle finger bent back," Harden said. "It's swollen a little bit, but it should be all right." Harden didn't play down the stretch in Sunday's game vs. the Blazers, but it was likely due to the lopsided score and he said that it would've have been "pointless" for him to keep playing. Harden should be considered day-to-day, but it would be surprising if he didn't play vs. the Warriors on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:21 am
  • Scott wishes Russell was 'further along'
    Lakers coach Byron Scott said that he was hoping D'Angelo Russell would be "a tad further along" in his development.

    Advice: "[He's] just kind of figuring that out. I still see him progressing but I was hoping that he'd just be a tad further along," Scott said. "Defensively, I was hoping he'd be a tad further along on the ball as well as off the ball. But those are things I look back from training camp until now — he's gotten so much better in a lot of those areas. He knows and I know he still has a long way to go in those areas as well." Scott has been incredibly hard on Russell all season, but the good news is that he will get the chance to start and close out games after the All-Star break. Stick with him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:31 am
  • Nelson believes Mudiay is getting better
    Jameer Nelson can tell that Emmanuel Mudiay is getting more comfortable on the court.

    Advice: "He’s getting better," Nelson said. "You see him over there right now watching film, trying to get better. Every time he steps on the court it’s a learning experience for him, something he’s never been through. He’s doing a lot better job of controlling the game and running the team, taking care of the ball as well." Mudiay's rookie season has been up and down, but he's averaging 13.2 points, 6.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.8 turnovers over his last five games which is definitely a sign of progress. He's still better suited for points leagues, though. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:22 am
  • Damian Lillard praises Gerald Henderson
    Damian Lillard attributes Gerald Henderson's recent success to him being healthy.

    Advice: "I think he's just healthy," Lillard said. "He was coming off hip surgery, so it took some time for him to get in shape. He missed training camp. He had to get in shape, he had to get his rhythm back, he had to get his feel back, get comfortable with our sets, comfortable being out there with the guys. I think the last couple of weeks, you're starting to see him get comfortable. He's finally back." Henderson is averaging 13.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in February, but his expiring contract could draw some interest at the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:13 am
  • Archie Goodwin scores 14 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 14 points with six boards, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in Saturday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: He unfortunately had more turnovers (4) than assists for the third time in his last five games, but to be fair Goodwin is still learning how to be a point guard. Brandon Knight (groin) will be sidelined through the All-Star break and possibly more, so Goodwin is still worth holding onto if you don't mind the heavy turnovers. It also helps that Knight is a potential shut-down candidate with the Suns playing for ping pong balls. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:39 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 18 points in loss
    Devin Booker scored 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting on Saturday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: The rookie added three boards, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes, and he only turned the ball over once. The 19-year-old is a special talent and is averaging 20.4 points, 3.6 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.0 triples over his last five games, returning top-75 value in that span. His development will likely be the Suns' top priority moving forward. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:34 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 26, Warriors beat OKC
    Stephen Curry scored a team-high 26 points during a 116-108 win over the Thunder on Saturday, adding six rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: OKC held Steph in check for just his second game with just one 3-pointer this season. The Warriors were still able to get a win after blowing an 18-point lead and are currently on pace for the best record ever at 46-4. As for Curry, that one trey makes it 121 consecutive games with one triple while he also became No. 3 on the franchise's all-time steals list. He is making last year's MVP run seem ordinary. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:46 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell plays just 23 minutes
    D'Angelo Russell played just 23 minutes on Saturday vs. the Spurs, scoring 12 points with two assists, two boards, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had a couple of great sequences in the second half, but coach Byron Scott once again did not play him down the stretch. However, Scott did say after the game that Russell would get the chance to start and close out games after the All-Star break, so better days are ahead for his owners. He's still a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:12 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 21 in loss
    Jordan Clarkson dropped 21 points in Saturday's loss to the Spurs, adding six boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The best part of his line was his efficiency, as he hit 9-of-14 shots from the field, 2-of-2 from the line and 1-of-2 from 3-point range with just one turnover. Coach Byron Scott said that Clarkson has the potential to be an All-Star, and the young guard could have some massive offers waiting for him when he hits restricted free agency this summer. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:08 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 29 points in win
    Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 29 points during a 99-84 win over the Pelicans on Saturday, adding four rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: His usage rate is just a shade below 32 when he's next to LeBron James and Kevin Love (quad) is off the floor, so this production isn't a surprise. Irving's owners are still waiting for his 3-point shooting to come around and he made just 3-of-9 from there tonight. It won't be long until he puts it all together. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:04 pm
  • Norris Cole gets hot, scores 26 points
    Norris Cole scored a career-high 26 points with two rebounds, five assists, one steal, five turnovers and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He started the second half on fire with 12 points in the first three minutes of the third quarter. Cole is up and down, but he's played well in most of the games since Tyreke Evans (knee) went down. With Tyreke out for at least this week, holding Cole in standard leagues makes sense. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:42 pm
  • Dejean-Jones has a letdown in loss
    Bryce Dejean-Jones scored one point with one rebound and two assists in 20 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Ouch. Dejean-Jones played the greatest game of his pro career on Thursday, but he wasn't getting any looks tonight with the Pelicans unable to do anything in the open floor. He's only worth a look in deep leagues, but expect him to have a better night next time. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:34 pm
  • Brandon Jennings scores just four
    Brandon Jennings scored four points with three assists, one steal and one turnover in 16 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: This was a good matchup to go with Jennings next to Reggie Jackson, but that didn't happen. Jennings looks like a cut candidate for those who added him after the Kentavious Caldwell-Pope injury. If you want to stash him until the deadline for deeper leagues, that's not a bad idea. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:55 pm
  • James Harden scores 33, hurts right hand
    James Harden suffered an apparent minor right hand injury on Saturday, finishing with 33 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block, four 3-pointers and 10 turnovers.

    Advice: He had ice on his hand for most of the fourth quarter because the Rockets were blown out tonight. Harden did play through his hand issue for a few minutes before going to the bench, so chances are this is minor. He also took the ice pack off his hand for the final two minutes. For now, there shouldn't be much concern, but you never know when it comes to a hand injury. We'll pass along any info if he needs an X-ray. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:36 pm
  • Scott says Clarkson can become an All-Star
    Byron Scott said that Jordan Clarkson has the potential to become an All-Star.

    Advice: "Hopefully in the next couple of years, he keeps progressing," Scott said. "When it’s his fourth or fifth year in this league, hopefully he’s one of those guys that you can look at as possibly being an All-Star." Clarkson will be a restricted free agent this summer, but he recently expressed his desire to stay in Los Angeles. "I definitely want to be here in LA and be a part of this young group and grow," Clarkson said. "Hopefully we can grow into something great. I love L.A." Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:48 am
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores 22 points in win
    Emmanuel Mudiay scored 22 points with five assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: That's a pretty decent line and Mudiay is starting to show some life. Still, he still hasn't put up top-150 value in his last 10 games and his upside in standard leagues is undesirable. He is becoming a better points league and DFS option, though. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:03 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 19 points with six dimes
    Kyrie Irving scored 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Friday's loss to the Celtics, adding three rebounds, six assists and two turnovers in 37 minutes of action.

    Advice: Irving is slowly but surely working his way up in the rankings, and over the past two weeks he's been producing sixth-round value behind averages of 19.4 points, 4.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.9 turnovers on 47.4 percent shooting. He has first-round upside, and the Cavs have one of the best playoff schedules out there, so Uncle Drew qualifies as a solid buy-low candidate. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:48 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 20 points in win
    J.J. Redick scored 20 points during a 107-93 win over the Magic on Friday with three rebounds, one steal and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: That's a decent bounce-back from his 1-of-9 from Wednesday. Redick is still sitting pretty as the NBA's No.2 man for efficiency among qualifiers and is dominating off screens. He should flirt with top 50-75 value in standard leagues despite his recent slump. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:03 pm
  • Lance Stephenson scores 13 points
    Lance Stephenson scored 13 points with one rebound, three assists, one steal and one turnover against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He made all six from the field and was oozing with confidence. "I feel like nobody can guard me in this league," Stephenson said after the game. Someone needs to get Lance some League Pass to watch Kawhi Leonard. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:58 pm
  • Wes Johnson blocks four shots
    Wes Johnson blocked four shots against the Magic on Friday with five points and five boards.

    Advice: There is nothing wrong with coming off the bench and Johnson is developing a knack for doing something nice on the stat sheet. He should be owned in standard leagues right now with third-round value in his last eight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:56 pm
  • Kyle Lowry scores 30 with seven triples
    Kyle Lowry buried seven 3-pointers during a 110-103 win over the Blazers on Thursday, scoring 30 points with six rebounds, eight assists, two steals, two blocks and seven turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: It's pretty cool to see Lowry lead the Eastern Conference in 3-pointers and he'll be representing Toronto in the 3-point contest next weekend. He made just 26.4 percent of his 3-pointers in the first four years of his career (2006-10), so nobody saw this coming back then. He's up to 39.7 percent from three this year and is the No. 7 player in standard leagues because of it. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:36 pm
  • D'Angelo Russel scores 13 points
    D'Angelo Russell scored 13 points with three rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Bryon Scott always likes to handle his rookie point guards carefully, but he's been more open and critical about it this year -- the Twitter age probably doesn't help. Russell is fully expected to start later this month or in March, so keep him stashed with hopes the Lakers dump some players. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:03 pm
  • Norris Cole scores two points in 13 minutes
    Norris Cole scored two points on 1-of-10 from the field against the Lakers on Thursday, adding two assists, two steals and one turnover in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He was in foul trouble tonight and coach Alvin Gentry just opted to keep him out. Cole had some major problems with consistency in his Miami days, but he's been fine up until tonight. He's only a low-end guy and should hold some value while Tyreke Evans (knee) is without a timetable. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:52 pm
  • Bryce Dejean-Jones scores 17 in 43 minutes
    Bryce Dejean-Jones posted career-highs 17 points and 43 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday, adding nine rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He was a ball of energy out there and played most of his minutes at his natural two-guard spot. Dejean-Jones is almost a lock to get signed for the rest of the year with his NBA body and ability to get to the cup. He's only worth a look in deep leagues, but the undrafted free agent looks like a nice steal for the Pelicans right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:40 pm
  • James Harden scores just 17 points
    James Harden was quiet during a 111-105 win over the Suns on Thursday, scoring 17 points with nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 4-of-19 from the field.

    Advice: Interestingly, coach J.B. Bickerstaff pulled all of his starters four minutes into the the game because of sloppy play. They obviously turned it around, though. Harden usually lights up the Suns and he is also solid on the road, so this is a shocking letdown. He'll be fine and should be a top-five player going forward in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:30 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 17 points, bangs knee
    Devin Booker made just 3-of-12 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line for 17 points during a 111-105 loss to the Rockets on Thursday, adding three rebounds, four assists, five turnovers and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He scored 14 in the first half and was ice cold after that. Booker did bang his knee with two minutes left in the second quarter. He didn't go to the locker room until halftime and he did start the second half. Expect Booker to improve on the shooting efficiency going forward. He's in the 3-point contest next weekend. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:02 pm
  • Archie Goodwin scores 22 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 22 points against the Rockets on Thursday, adding one rebound, seven assists, two 3-pointers and six turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns are really embracing the pass, but sometimes the plays aren't there and that led to their 24 turnovers tonight. Goodwin's minutes seem to be locked up until late February at the very least, so he's worth holding in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:59 pm
  • No SG minutes for Brandon Jennings
    Brandon Jennings played 16 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday with 11 points, three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He did not get any shooting guard minutes tonight after getting 5.1 in the second half on Wednesday -- that had a lot to do with the smaller matchup against the Celtics. Jennings is more likely to get some SG minutes against the Pacers in the next one. He's not anywhere near the pickup Stanley Johnson is, but he's worth a very long look if you need a point guard. A trade would help him, too. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:21 pm
  • SVG shoots down Brandon Jennings trade rumors
    Stan Van Gundy said that there's no truth to the Brandon Jennings-to-Brooklyn trade rumors.

    Advice: Van Gundy said that the media was "making [stuff] up," when asked for his thoughts on the recent rumors, and it's worth noting that Sheridan Hoops isn't always the most reliable source for these kinds of things. It doesn't sound like there's currently anything brewing between the Nets and Pistons, which is unfortunate for Jennings, because he could really benefit from a move outside of Detroit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:46 pm
  • Report: Brandon Jennings being linked to BKN?
    The Pistons and Nets have reportedly been discussing a potential trade that would send Brandon Jennings to Brooklyn in exchange for Thaddeus Young.

    Advice: Several teams around the league have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Jennings, but Brooklyn has the most obvious need for a starting point guard after Jarret Jack suffered a season-ending knee injury. According to sources of Sheridan Hoops, the Nets may need to include an additional asset to get things done, which could be Shane Larkin or Jack. A move to Brooklyn could only be good for Jennings' fantasy value, while Young would really hurt the value of Ersan Ilyasova and Stanley Johnson in Detroit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:44 pm
  • Brandon Knight likely out through AS break
    Brandon Knight will likely be sidelined through the All-Star break due to his groin injury.

    Advice: He's already missed seven games due to the injury while Archie Goodwin and Devin Booker have continued to play well in his absence. The Suns have four more games before the break, so that will put him at 11 misses, and really, the team has nothing left to play for. If Knight feels 100 percent the Suns could return him to action for the remainder of the season, but there's also a chance they could just pull the plug on him and let the kids play. Either way, owners of Knight should probably plan on him getting limited run after the break and start making alternative plans in case he is shut down. And this also means that Goodwin is a must-own player. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:27 am
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  • Zach LaVine gets 34 minutes, scores 17
    Zach LaVine scored 17 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Sam Mitchell went with a lineup quartet of LaVine, Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns for 15.3 minutes -- that combo actually has a positive net rating on the year, too. The UCLA product has hinted he likes playing shooting guard more and he's had some solid success there recently. LaVine should be owned in standard leagues. Additionally, he will be in the dunk contest next week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:57 pm
  • Wes Johnson scores 12 in nice line
    Wesley Johnson scored 12 points with three rebounds, one assist, two blocks, three steals and three 3-pointers against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has a little Tony Allen to his fantasy game with the steals while he's been very good at connecting on treys. Before this game, 81.6 percent of Johnson's shots in his last five are without a dribble, so he's getting a lot of help from Chris Paul. He's put up third-round value in his last seven, so he's worth owning. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:22 pm
  • J.J. Redick has a bad game vs. Wolves
    J.J. Redick scored five points on 1-of-9 from the field against the Wolves on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The law of averages is having its say on Redick, who has posted just a 50.2 true shooting percentage in his last five. Even with this bad game, he's still edging Kevin Durant for No. 2 on the TS% list among qualifiers -- Stephen Curry is first, obviously. Redick should flirt with top-50 value while Blake Griffin is out. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:17 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 20 off bench
    Jrue Holiday scored 20 points off the bench against the Spurs on Wednesday with four rebounds, five assists, two steals and three turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: That's a nice improvement from his 1-of-14 from Monday. The Pelicans are using a ton of two-PG lineups, including a whopping 62 total minutes of Jrue and Norris Cole in the last four games without Tyreke Evans (knee) -- they have a minus-14.8 net rating. Jrue will get his minutes regardless and flirt with early-round value going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:42 pm
  • Norris Cole scores 14 vs. Spurs
    Norris Cole scored 14 points with four rebounds, nine assists, one steal and two turnovers in 34 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He continues to surprise with the increased assists, averaging 7.5 per game in his last four. Cole has put up seventh-round value in that span, which is pretty close to his ceiling. That's still enough to give him a long look until we see Tyreke Evans (knee) back on the court. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:27 pm
  • Bryce Dejean-Jones looking good in reality
    Bryce Dejean-Jones scored eight points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He just signed his second 10-day deal on Monday and the Pelicans are likely going to sign him for the rest of the season next week. He hasn't busted loose on the stat sheet yet, but he is a potentially high-usage guy with a nice upside for steals and treys to go with the scoring. He's obviously only a deep stash in case the Pels go on a shut-down spree. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:22 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 51 with 11 triples
    Stephen Curry scored 51 points during a 134-121 win over the Wizards on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, seven turnovers and a career-high-tying 11 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was a ridiculous 13-of-14 from the field in the first half with eight treys, which gave him a laughable 121.4 effective field goal percentage. Curry was coming off his worst game of the season from an efficiency standpoint, but he definitely got it right back. He became the first player to hit more than 10 treys in multiple games. Get ready for a great game on Saturday night with Steph vs. Russell Westbrook. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 24 points in win
    Klay Thompson scored 24 points with four rebounds, one steal and six 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's not often a guy drops six treys in a game and one of his teammates had five more than he did. Thompson certainly has the scoring side down in his last four with an absurd 76.1 true shooting percentage and a 31.9 usage rate. That led to averages of 33.8 points, 3.0 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.5 blocks and 5.5 treys on 60.2 percent from the field. Klay is being overshadowed big time. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:10 pm
  • Marcus Smart better, not great on Weds.
    Marcus Smart bounced back from his four-point game on Tuesday, but still hit just 4-of-10 shots for 12 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Smart is an interesting player to own right now, but is still mired behind guys like Avery Bradley, Isaiah Thomas and Evan Turner. That may sound discouraging, but he gets a ton of minutes next to Bradley and Thomas. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:02 pm
  • Brandon Jennings could see a boost for DET
    Brandon Jennings played 20 minutes and hit 2-of-8 shots for five points, two rebounds and three assists on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope left early with a groin injury, and it sounds like KCP will miss time. While guys like Stanley Johnson, Marcus Morris and Ersan Ilyasova will all see a boost in minutes, Jennings could as well. He's not a must-add player, but he should definitely be on your radar going forward, especially if KCP is going to miss a lot of time. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:50 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores team-high 26 points
    Kyrie Irving led the Cavs on Wednesday with 26 points (10-of-17 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), five assists, one rebound and one steal, but it wasn't enough to extend the Cavs' five-game win streak.

    Advice: Irving has now notched four straight games with 20+ points and his playing time is up, so fantasy owners should be very comfortable heading into the All-Star break. It helps that Kyrie and the Cavs have a delicious playoff schedule -- they're one of four teams with four-game slates in Weeks 20-23. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:10 pm
  • Scott frustrated with Russell's attitude
    The Lakers coaching staff have been frustrated at times with D'Angelo Russell's sense of entitlement, according to beat reporter Mark Medina.

    Advice: More specifically, Byron Scott has been trying to "humble" the Lakers No. 2 overall pick this season, and it'll be interesting to see if Scott ever decides to fully unleash the rookie this year. If Byron would like to remain the Lakers head coach next season, it would be wise for him to return Russell to the starting lineup, but Scott has more often than not been more concerned with catering to Kobe Bryant's every whim on his retirement tour rather than actually developing the building blocks in Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:33 am
  • Zach LaVine scores 14 w/ seven dimes
    Zach LaVine scored 14 points with seven assists, one board, two 3-pointers and four turnovers in 26 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He split his minutes at point guard and shooting guard, and that trend will likely continue unless Ricky Rubio goes down. The Wolves will more than likely increase his minutes after the All-Star break and he is averaging 20.6 points, 3.8 assists and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five games, so he's worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:23 pm
  • Ricky Rubio hands out 15 assists in loss
    Ricky Rubio handed out 15 assists in Tuesday's loss to the Lakers, adding 10 points, two boards and one steal in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The Wolves have lost five straight games, and other than assists (10.4) and steals (2.2), Rubio has struggled with averages of 7.2 points and 0.2 3-pointers on 36.1 percent shooting from the field in that span. The good news is that Zach LaVine is logging about half of his minutes at shooting guard, so Rubio's role should be safe moving forward if he can stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:09 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 16 points in win
    Jordan Clarkson scored 16 points with three boards, two assists and two steals in 35 minutes vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Advice: Coach Byron Scott has hinted several times that D'Angelo Russell will eventually move back into the starting lineup after the All-Star break, but that would likely push Lou Williams to the bench as opposed to Clarkson. Additionally, Williams is a trade candidate so that would take the pressure off both Russell and Clarkson if he was moved. Clarkson is a huge part of the Lakers' future and his role should be safe no matter what, so his owners don't have too much to be worried about. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:59 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 18 points in win
    D'Angelo Russell scored 18 points with three boards, three assists and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: He looked really strong in the first half, but coach Byron Scott benched him down the stretch because Jordan Clarkson "is a little more experienced." Scott's treatment of the rookie has been puzzling this season and it's also gained a lot of attention from the media, so hopefully he starts feeling the pressure to increase the rookie's role. His outlook after the All-Star break is still promising. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:49 pm
  • Lou Williams scores 20 points in win
    Lou Williams scored 20 points with four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers on Tuesday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: The veteran guard was held to just 11 points in each of his last two games since returning from an illness, and the fact that he played 34 minutes despite his recent struggles is a good sign. Williams is a candidate to be moved at the trade deadline because the Lakers are tanking, so hopefully he ends up in a good situation if that happens. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:43 pm
  • Gerald Henderson scores 14 w/ nine boards
    Gerald Henderson scored 14 points with nine rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He has scored in double digits in four out of his last five games, but his recent spike in playing time could be because the Blazers are trying to boost his value prior to the trade deadline. Regardless, Henderson doesn't have much upside and his role with minutes in the lower 20s is not appealing, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:59 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 27 in loss to Raptors
    Devin Booker hit 9-of-19 shots and six 3-pointers for 27 points, five rebounds, two steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Raptors.

    Advice: Booker is rolling and none of those goodies were even season highs. He's averaging 19 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games, shooting 44 percent, and should now be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:06 pm
  • Archie Goodwin drops 18 & 12 in loss
    Archie Goodwin broke out of a funk on Tuesday, racking up 18 points, a career-high 12 assists and two 3-pointers on 7-of-12 shooting in 45 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. Just when it looked like the Goodwin party might be coming to an end, he pulled a great game out of his hat. He came in averaging just 4.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists over his last two games, hitting 4-of-26 shots. He righted the ship tonight and if he was dropped, or you've had your eye on him, it's time to pick him up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:04 pm
  • Kyle Lowry bounces back after off night
    Kyle Lowry bounced back from Monday's poor game with 26 points, three rebounds, four assists, two steals and five 3-pointers on 8-of-15 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Suns.

    Advice: The Suns tend to make everyone look good and while this was much better than Monday's 10-point game, owners are looking for more than four dimes from their superstar. At least the five 3-pointers helped offset the lack of threes and boards. DeMar DeRozan added 22 points in the win. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:39 pm
  • James Harden hands out season-high 14 dimes
    James Harden hit 10-of-19 shots and three 3-pointers on his way to 26 points, four rebounds, a season-high 14 assists, two steals and a block in Tuesday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: It wasn't a 40-point bomb like he dropped on Saturday, but it was pretty darn good. And don't look now, but he's hit at least half his shots in four of his last five games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:24 pm
  • Marcus Smart struggles in win over Knicks
    Marcus Smart came off the bench and hit just 1-of-5 shots for four points, two assists and two steals in 29 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: He came in hot, scoring 26 and 16 points in his previous two games, but never got anything going tonight. He should bounce back in their next one. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:55 pm
  • Archie Goodwin has some work to do
    Coach Earl Watson said Archie Goodwin is "finding the niche in his game" during his press conference on Tuesday.

    Advice: The interim coach also called Goodwin a two-guard playing the point. Watson said he wants clearer roles in the rotation, so it'll be interesting to see how he utilizes Goodwin. Watson's said he can't tell Goodwin to get 6-8 assists per night and it'll have to be a team approach. The next couple games for Goodwin will be huge, but it starts tonight in a tough matchup against Kyle Lowry. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:06 pm
  • Watson ready to unleash Devin Booker?
    Coach Earl Watson said Devin Booker is going to be "special" and thinks he can be a "superstar."

    Advice: Watson said Booker is way more efficient than Kevin Durant was in his rookie season, which is true from a true shooting standpoint. Watson also supported a lot of passing for open shots and getting away from dribbling, so that should bode well for the rookie. He also said he wants a team to have defined roles with a clear picture of who the main scorers are, which is likely to be Booker. Expect his output to rise going forward. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:00 pm
  • Norris Cole drops 23 points in loss
    Norris Cole scored 23 points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: He's been a pleasant surprise with some nice consistency. The ups and downs in Miami is why the Heat dumped him, but Cole has played with more control and is trusting his teammates more. His value will dip once Tyreke Evans (knee) comes back, but that might not happen any time soon. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:10 pm
  • Bryce Dejean-Jones scores nine in start
    Bryce Dejean-Jones scored nine points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: He just got his second 10-day deal and he'll be signed for the season at this rate. Dejean-Jones adds some nice energy as a perimeter defender, he rebounds well for his position and he's grown as a scorer since his debut. If Tyreke Evans (knee) needs to miss extended time, Hot Mustard is worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:08 pm
  • Jrue Holiday makes just 1-of-14 from field
    Jrue Holiday made just 1-of-14 from the field for four points against the Grizzlies on Monday with one rebound, four assists, two blocks and two turnovers.

    Advice: Yikes. Holiday just could not connect, which is surprising due to how he's been fairly efficient. Coach Alvin Gentry is going to use Jrue as his primary defender against the best guard, so that might actually hurt him slightly in fantasy. He still should be very good going forward as a must-start player. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:54 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 24 points
    DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points with four assists, one board and one steal vs. the Nuggets on Monday.

    Advice: He only played 28 minutes because of the blowout loss, but at least he will be fresh for Tuesday's cupcake matchup vs. the Suns. DeRozan has scored 24 or more points in each of his last three games and needs to be locked into all lineups. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:37 pm
  • Kyle Lowry shoots 3-of-12 from the field
    Kyle Lowry struggled in Monday's loss to the Nuggets on Monday, scoring just 10 points on 3-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: The Raptors were on an 11-game winning streak coming into this one, so it was odd to say the least that they were blown out by a team with 19 total wins on the season. Lowry added two boards, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer, but the good news is that he doesn't have to wait long to redeem himself since the Raptors play the Suns on Tuesday. The All-Star guard should feast in that one. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:33 pm
  • Brandon Jennings scores just three
    Brandon Jennings scored just three points in a 105-100 win over the Nets on Monday, adding one rebound, five assists and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes.

    Advice: The Pistons did not go with a lineup combo of Jennings and Reggie Jackson. Jennings has played very well for the most part, but the inconsistency will hurt his value too much to add him in standard leagues unless you really need a point guard. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:04 pm
  • Kyrie Irving plays 41 minutes, scores 25
    Kyrie Irving scored 25 points with three rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: His usage rate is climbing and his 41 minutes are a season high. Irving isn't taking 3-pointers as much these days, which was a big reason why he broke out last year from an efficiency standpoint. That should come soon while the assists are starting to come around, too. Regardless, Kyrie looks great and is poised to pay dividends for his patient owners. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:10 pm
  • Bryce Dejean-Jones signs for another 10 days
    Pelicans sign G Bryce Dejean-Jones to a second 10-day contract.

    Advice: New Orleans will have to decide whether to keep him for the season or let him go at the conclusion of this 10-day contract, but he's played well since earning his audition and it wouldn't surprise us to see him stick on a team that has been decimated by injuries. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:33 am
  • Lue staying on top of Irving about improving
    Tyronn Lue is committed to staying on top of Kyrie Irving about becoming a "better point guard."

    Advice: "He told me that he was going to stay on me about pace and about being a better point guard," Irving said. "Just facilitating, knowing our plays, knowing when people need to be at the right spot offensively and defensively. He's been on me." Irving has still struggled with consistency, but he's played well over his last two games, averaging 24.5 points, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals on 55.6 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:39 am
  • Marcus Smart has worked on 3-point shot
    Marcus Smart. who has been working on his 3-point shot, drew praise from Brad Stevens after Sunday's 26-point performance.

    Advice: "He’s starting to feel better about shooting it," Stevens said. "He didn’t get much time in the gym when he was [injured], just because of the nature of his injury...So now he’s clearly in a better rhythm than when he first came back." Smart is 13-of-27 from distance over his last five games, averaging 15.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.8 steals and 2.6 triples in 29 minutes per game during that time. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:45 am
  • Kerr compares Curry to Price and Steve Nash
    Steve Kerr recently compared Stephen Curry to Mark Price and Steve Nash for his offensive abilities.

    Advice: "The two guys I’d maybe compare him the most to are Mark Price and Steve Nash in terms of the combination of ball-handling and passing and shooting range and creativity," Nash said. "But Steph has taken it to a new level. But he’s taken it to a new level in terms of just the range, the ballhanding and creativity. It’s pretty special." We agree, coach. We agree. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:57 am
  • Zach LaVine returned to action on Sunday January 31. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 11:50 pm
  • Lou Williams makes 1-of-10 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs
    Lou Williams couldn't find the range from the field on Sunday, shooting 1-of-10, but he went 8-of-8 from the FT line to finish with 11 points, two boards, two assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Sweet Lou makes a living at the line and this isn't exactly unexpected -- over his past five games he's shooting 28.2 percent from the field and 89.7 percent from the FT line. He's been terrific as a starter and the only imminent threat to his value is the prospect of a trade to a less-favorable situation. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 9:25 pm
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