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  • Pablo Prigioni (illness) will be available
    Pablo Prigioni (illness) will be available for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He isn't a big part of the rotation anyways, so fantasy owners can ignore this report for now. Today, 5:53 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic (knee) will return in December?
    Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post said that Jusuf Nurkic (knee) is making progress and should be able to return "sometime in December."

    Advice: This isn't a surprise as he has been expected to return in December for a little while now, but it's nice to hear it again. Nurkic took some contact in practice on Monday, but expect the Nuggets to limit his minutes once he is able to return. Nurkic should have a significant role down the stretch, so he's a quality stash in most leagues. Today, 5:50 pm
  • JaMychal Green will come off the bench
    JaMychal Green will come off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Zach Randolph (knee) is sidelined again, but Matt Barnes will get the nod in the first unit tonight. Green is only on the radar in deeper leagues anyways. Today, 5:09 pm
  • Devin Harris (rest) will not play on Tuesday
    Devin Harris (rest) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He isn't dealing with an injury and this is just a scheduled rest day, but he probably wasn't owned in most leagues anyways. Harris is averaging 22.4 minutes per game this season, so expect J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton to see a few more minutes on Tuesday. Today, 4:33 pm
  • Nik Stauskas diagnosed with knee contusion
    An MRI revealed nothing more than a left knee contusion for Nik Stauskas, and the 76ers are currently listing him as day-to-day.

    Advice: A knee contusion typically isn't a lengthy absence, but given the way the 76ers tend to handle injuries, we're going to consider Stauskas doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Celtics. Isaiah Canaan and Robert Covington will benefit sans Sauce Castillo. Today, 1:24 pm
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) sits out practice Tues
    Luol Deng (hamstring) sat out Tuesday's practice and is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: Hamstring injuries are tricky, and given that Deng said his hamstring tightened up on him during Monday's game, it wouldn't be surprising to see him wearing a suit on Wednesday night. If Deng can't give it a go tomorrow, Goran Dragic would have some increased opportunity for touches on offense. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh would also see a spike to their usage rates, and Justise Winslow would have the opportunity to start. Stay tuned. Today, 12:54 pm
  • Mithc McGary (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Mitch McGary (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: McGary's been a negligible part of the rotation for the Thunder this season, so there won't be much fantasy fallout if he's unable to give it a go. Today, 12:15 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (back) making good progress
    Joffrey Lauvergne is making good progress with his back injury, but he will remain sidelined for Tuesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Lauvergne has begun running, and he's expected to do more during Wednesday's practice. If he's able to go through change of direction drills and take contact during Wednesday's practice without any setback, he should be back on the court "soon," which will take away some value from Nikola Jokic. For what it's worth, Lauvergne said he was feeling "really good" on Tuesday, so it sounds like there's a decent chance he returns for either Friday's game against the Spurs or Saturday's game vs. the Mavs. Today, 12:10 pm
  • Jordan Adams (knee) out Tuesday vs. Dallas
    Jordan Adams (knee) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Adams isn't a major part of the rotation in Memphis, so his absence will go largely unnoticed in fantasy land. Leave him on the wire. Today, 12:05 pm
  • Brandan Wright (knee) out Tuesday vs. Dallas
    Brandan Wright (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Wright hasn't played since Nov. 9, and with no clear timetable to return, owners in most leagues should probably just move on at this point. JaMychal Green has seen a boost in minutes with Wright out, but he's not bringing enough to the stat sheet to warrant consideration in most leagues. Today, 11:59 am
  • Corey Brewer working on finding confidence
    Corey Brewer said he's working on finding confidence in his shot.

    Advice: Brewer is shooting just 30.3 percent from the field, but is working on getting his confidence back. "We have to get our confidence back. We've been struggling all year. Now, I feel like we're getting in the flow. Once we start making shots, we're going to be tough." While Brewer isn't a must-own option in standard leagues, he can still provide some value to owners in deeper fantasy leagues. Today, 7:15 am
  • Cody Zeller returned to action on Monday November 23. Yesterday, 11:26 pm
  • T.J. Warren scores 16 off bench
    T.J. Warren made 7-of-15 from the field for 16 points against the Spurs on Monday with three rebounds, two assists and one block in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He had a terrific game and had a career high in field goal attempts. Warren is usually depending on his guards to get him the ball, but he was able to score on his own -- a big part of his game at Summer League. Warren's upside isn't quite worth keeping on a standard-league roster and he'll likely need P.J. Tucker to miss time to gain enough value to be added. Yesterday, 10:46 pm
  • Mitch McGary twists his ankle on Monday
    Mitch McGary twisted his ankle in Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He was getting a few minutes of action in garbage time, so it's tough to see him suffer an injury in a blowout win. McGary was in a lot of pain and could be looking at some time on the shelf, but he wasn't on the fantasy radar anyways because he has been buried on the bench. Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Luol Deng plays 31 minutes vs. Knicks
    Luol Deng scored nine points with three rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He was a game-time decision to play today due to a hamstring issue. Deng has not been heavily involved in the offense and has taken less than 10 shots from the field in seven of his last eight games. Deng's low ceiling makes him an undesirable player to own in standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Dion Waiters plays well in return to bench
    Dion Waiters returned to the bench on Monday against the Jazz, but he played well with 12 points, six assists, three boards, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Garbage time was definitely a factor here, and it's hard to imagine Waiters staying relevant with Kevin Durant back in the lineup. Unless you're in a deep league, there's no real reason to own Waiters. Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Cody Zeller scores 12 points
    Cody Zeller scored 12 points in 28 minutes against the Kings on Monday with six rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: He played center in overtime over Al Jefferson. There is no word of an injury with Jefferson and maybe coach Steve Clifford just wanted to give Zeller a look with Big Al not looking like himself. Zeller is only a pickup in 16-team leagues. Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Tony Wroten (knee) targeting Dec. 11?
    Tony Wroten (knee) hinted on his Twitter account that he is targeting a return on Dec. 11 against the Pistons.

    Advice: 76ers head coach Brett Brown recently indicated that Wroten and Kendall Marshall (knee) would return in December, so this looks like a legitimate timetable. Wroten is too inefficient for standard leagues, but owners in points leagues should go ahead and consider stashing him. T.J. McConnell has played well, but Wroten and Marshall could have significant roles after the new year. Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Nik Stauskas (knee) will have an MRI Tuesday
    Nik Stauskas (left knee pain) will have an MRI on Tuesday.

    Advice: He wasn't able to play in the second half of Monday's game vs. the Wolves after he complained about some soreness, and he didn't look quite right with just one shot attempt on the night. Isaiah Canaan started the second half on Sunday, while Robert Covington would also benefit if Stauskas needs to miss time. For what it's worth, Stauskas wouldn't reveal if he thought he had any ligament damage, so it certainly sounds like it's possible that he could be looking at an extended absence. Yesterday, 8:10 pm
  • Nik Stauskas (left knee pain) will not return
    Nik Stauskas (left knee pain) will not return to Monday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: Stauskas missed his only shot attempt of the night and complained about his knee at halftime, so Isaiah Canaan started the second half. Stauskas has struggled all season long despite having the green light from deep and virtually no competition for minutes, but owners in deep leagues may want to wait until we get a firm update before making any changes. Yesterday, 6:32 pm
  • Dion Waiters will return to the bench Monday
    Dion Waiters will return to the bench for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Kevin Durant is back from his hamstring injury, so this is an expected move. Waiters has averaged just 10.3 points per game in a bench role this season, so he's safe to drop in most leagues. Yesterday, 5:21 pm
  • Luol Deng will start on Monday night
    Luol Deng (hamstring) will start against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He might be limited tonight with his hamstring issue and had tightness for much of the day. If Deng doesn't get his normal playing time, that could mean more minutes for Justise Winslow. Yesterday, 3:43 pm
  • Luol Deng (leg) is a game-time call
    Luol Deng (hamstring) still has tightness in his hamstring and remains a game-time decision against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He is getting treatment and it sounds like the team is hopeful he'll be able to play. If Deng is out, Justise Winslow would be looking at even more playing time. Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside would play more, too. Yesterday, 2:52 pm
  • Cody Zeller will play on Monday
    Cody Zeller (ankle) will play on Monday and come off the bench.

    Advice: That means there should be less minutes for a suddenly improving Frank Kaminsky. Zeller is likely looking at minutes close to 20 while Kaminsky is a much riskier play in DFS now. Yesterday, 2:32 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic (knee) taking some contact
    Jusuf Nurkic (knee) took some contact in practice on Monday.

    Advice: He was just doing some post-up moves and still doesn't have a timetable to return. Nurkic is likely going to make it back at some point in December and will likely have a minutes limit. If you're in a weekly league and need a big man, he's worth a stash. Yesterday, 12:53 pm
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) a game-time call Monday
    Luol Deng (tightness in hamstring) is a game-time decision for Monday's contest vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: After originally tweaking the hamstring in the third quarter vs. the Sixers, Deng was able to make it through shootaround despite getting treatment, so that's at least a good sign that the injury isn't serious. Still, the Heat are extremely cautious when treating injuries, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Deng sit out. If he does miss this one, rookie Justise Winslow could get the call since Miami will need his defense vs. Carmelo Anthony. Yesterday, 8:13 am
  • T.J. Warren hits three 3-pointers off bench
    T.J. Warren got hot from downtown vs. the Pelicans, scoring nine points with three 3-pointers and two rebounds in 21 minutes of action.

    Advice: He had four 3-pointers all season prior to this outburst, which came against a New Orleans defense that has allowed opponents to shoot a league-high 40.1 percent from deep this year. Warren has been solid offensively all season, shooting 52.1 percent from the field, but he's chipping in a mere 3.4 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocks. He's a deep-league option until the supporting stats increase. Sunday, 6:06 pm
  • Pablo Prigioni (illness) out Sunday
    Pablo Prigioni (illness) will not play on Sunday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Prigioni plays very limited minutes when the Clippers are at full strength, so he doesn't have any fantasy value anyways. Sunday, 10:57 am
  • Cody Zeller (ankle) questionable for Monday
    Cody Zeller (ankle) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Zeller was able to go through practice on Sunday, so it's possible that he will be a game-time decision. Frank Kaminsky has been playing well for the Hornets off the bench, and he could see some nice playing time if Zeller sits again. To be clear, Zeller is only worth owning in very deep leagues. Sunday, 9:46 am
  • JaMychal Green scores eight in start
    JaMychal Green scored eight points in the starting lineup against the Spurs on Saturday, adding five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Grizzlies and Spurs both went kind of small, so Green didn't get too much action. Zach Randolph (knee) has a decent chance to play on Tuesday, so Green isn't a great add. Saturday, 9:16 pm
  • Luol Deng plays 25 minutes
    Luol Deng scored 11 points with one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: He's moved down pretty far on the totem pole and Justise Winslow is taking some of his minutes. Deng does not have enough upside to own in standard leagues right now with so many high-usage players on the Heat. Saturday, 9:04 pm
  • Luol Deng (illness) will start on Saturday
    Luol Deng (illness) will be in the starting lineup on Saturday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Deng wasn't able to practice on Friday, but his status wasn't in doubt and his owners can go ahead and activate him in their lineups. Saturday, 4:18 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne out for Sunday night
    Joffrey Lauvergne (back) will not play against the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: He is getting closer to a return and even tweeted that he should return at some point this week. With Lauvergne out, Nikola Jokic should get another chance to redeem himself for turning in one of the worst defensive performances of Friday night. The good news is the Nuggets should cut the rookie some slack since his mistakes are easy to correct. Saturday, 12:20 pm
  • Luol Deng (illness) good to go Saturday
    Luol Deng (illness) will be available for Saturday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Deng took the day off at practice on Friday because of the illness, but head coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed that he was back with the team on Saturday. Deng has been really inconsistent this season and is averaging just 10.4 points, 4.1 boards, 1.0 steal, 1.3 assists and 1.2 3-pointers per game, so he is a low-end option at best. Saturday, 8:59 am
  • T.J. Warren play just 11 minutes in return
    T.J. Warren returned from a one-game absence on Friday with no points and two assists in 11 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns focused on the 3-pointer tonight, which isn't Warren's forte. He should be looking at more minutes going forward, but his upside isn't quite high enough to own in standard leagues. Friday, 11:57 pm
  • Dion Waiters scores 16 points
    Dion Waiters scored 16 points against the Knicks on Friday with four rebounds, one assist, three steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: In true Waiters fashion, he was 6-of-15 from the field. Even with the poor shooting, he should have a chance to put up decent numbers in the starting lineup. If you need scoring in an deep league until Kevin Durant (hamstring) is back, give Waiters a look. Friday, 10:13 pm
  • Nik Stauskas scores 15 points, turning around
    Nik Stauskas scored 15 points against the Hornets with two rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He was 5-o-12 field and is finally snapping out of it. Stauskas is getting the open looks and plenty of them, but he hasn't been able to knock them down. He still hasn't done enough to raise the demand to be added in standard leagues just yet, but certainly give him a look if you need the treys. Friday, 6:41 pm
  • Pablo Prigioni (illness) out Friday vs. POR
    Pablo Prigioni (illness) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Blazers.

    Advice: Prigioni isn't a major part of the rotation, so there aren't many fantasy implications regarding his absence. Friday, 5:44 pm
  • Dion Waiters starting on Friday night
    Dion Waiters will start on Friday night against the Knicks.

    Advice: He'll push Anthony Morrow to the bench tonight and should see big minutes. There's always a lot of risk in using Waiters because he could go 0-of-15, but he has some upside tonight. Friday, 4:54 pm
  • JaMychal Green will start on Friday
    JaMychal Green will start on Friday against the Rockets.

    Advice: He should get close to 20 minutes tonight while we should see a lot of Jeff Green at the four. Jeff is probably the guy you want in DFS tonight while JaMychal is a bigger gamble. Friday, 4:52 pm
  • Lauvergne (back) says he expects to play Sun
    Joffrey Lauvergne (back) tweeted out that he anticipates being able to return sometime this week.

    Advice: Lauvergne added that he has cleared all his medical exams, and there is nothing seriously wrong with his back. Lauvergne has already been ruled out for Friday's game, so his next opportunity to play will come Sunday vs. the Warriors. Players tend to be overly optimistic when discussing their timelines, so we'll consider Lauvergne questionable for that one. Friday, 4:20 pm
  • Jordan Adams (knee) out for Friday
    Jordan Adams (knee) won't play on Friday against the Rockets.

    Advice: He doesn't have timetable to return and wasn't in the rotation anyway. Adams can be ignored in all leagues, especially with Mario Chalmers in the fold. Friday, 3:46 pm
  • Brandan Wright (knee) won't return Friday
    Brandan Wright (knee) will not play vs. the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: The exact nature of Wright's injury is unclear, as Dave Joerger said last week that he's dealing with "more than tendinitis." He was averaging a mere 17.1 minutes prior to his injury, which already ruined his potential in standard leagues. In his absence, JaMychal Green has stepped up nicely as the Grizzlies' first big man off the bench. Friday, 3:35 pm
  • Cody Zeller (ankle) out, Lin starting at SG
    Cody Zeller (ankle) will not play against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: The Hornets will go small against the 76ers and put Jeremy Lin at shooting guard. Zeller had a minor ankle tweak on Wednesday and played just 14 minutes. Frank Kaminsky had a decent game on Wednesday with 11 points and could get minutes in the 20s again. He's obviously a very risky play. Friday, 2:25 pm
  • Luol Deng (illness) misses practice Friday
    Luol Deng (illness) was not able to practice on Friday.

    Advice: The Heat have a game against the winless 76ers on Saturday, so it's possible that Miami might hold him out as a precaution if he isn't 100 percent. If Deng is unable to play we should see a lot more of Justise Winslow, while Tyler Johnson and Gerald Green could get a few more minutes off the bench. Friday, 10:42 am
  • Cody Zeller (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Cody Zeller (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Zeller was pretty bad in a start against the Nets on Wednesday as he went scoreless in 14 minutes of action, but to be fair he has been dealing with an ankle strain for a while now. Marvin Williams will be forced to play heavy minutes if Zeller can't go, while Frank Kaminsky should see more playing time as well. Friday, 8:14 am
  • T.J. Warren (illness) will play on Friday
    T.J. Warren (illness) will return from a one-game absence for Friday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: With Warren back in action, P.J. Tucker's minutes will return to the mid-20s which isn't enough time for him to produce statistics worthy of ownership in standard leagues. Warren was rolling before missing Wednesday's game, averaging 15.0 points, 4.0 boards and 1.3 steals on 63.3 percent shooting over his last four, so he's worth a look in deep leagues. Thursday, 1:12 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (back) out Friday vs. PHX
    Joffrey Lauvergne (back) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Friday will mark Lauvergne's tenth consecutive game on the sidelines, and he remains without a clear timetable to return. Joffrey doesn't offer very much upside at all, so he can be cut in just about all leagues. Nikola Jokic earned a season-high 32 minutes during Wednesday's game and busted loose for 23 points and 12 rebounds, so he's worth a speculative add in standard leagues. J.J. Hickson will also benefit sans Joffrey. Thursday, 1:06 pm
  • Dion Waiters struggles, blows wide open layup
    Dion Waiters played 31 minutes vs. the Pelicans but scored only four points on 2-of-10 shooting with four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: Waiters missed a wide open layup in the first quarter (you can witness it via the link below), at which point ESPN Stats & Info reported that he'd missed more layups (14) than he'd made (13) this season. Stunning. He's been hit-or-miss even with Kevin Durant on the sidelines, and standard-league owners should have better options on the waiver wire. Wednesday, 8:41 pm
  • Cody Zeller starts, goes scoreless Wednesday
    Cody Zeller got another start on Wednesday but went scoreless with five rebounds, one block and no other stats in 14 minutes.

    Advice: He struggled to defend Thaddeus Young, resulting in some quick foul trouble, and quickly ceded his minutes to Frank Kaminsky and Spencer Hawes. There's no reason to own Zeller outside of the deepest leagues, even though P.J. Hairston (ankle) reportedly isn't close to returning. Wednesday, 7:06 pm
  • T.J. Warren out for Wednesday night
    T.J. Warren (illness) will not play against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: That would mean more minutes would go to P.J. Tucker. Archie Goodwin has also played a handful of three, so he'll be looking at more minutes, too. Warren was playing really well, so this is a tough blow for his fantasy owners. Wednesday, 5:51 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (back) out Wednesday vs. SA
    Joffrey Lauvergne (back) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: He might be able to play Friday vs. Phoenix, but there's not enough value here to warrant a stash in most leagues. J.J. Hickson and Nikola Jokic will continue to split his minutes. Wednesday, 3:32 pm
  • T.J. Warren (illness) questionable Wednesday
    T.J. Warren (illness) was not present during Wednesday morning's shootaround, and he is questionable to play vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: If Warren is forced to sit out Wednesday's game, P.J. Tucker's minutes would likely climb to the 30s, and he'd be someone to consider deploying as a punt play in DFS. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 10:41 am
  • Luol Deng scores 20 points in loss
    Luol Deng was on fire against the Wolves on Tuesday, scoring 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting with six boards, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: It was Deng's best game of the season and it's not even close. He was averaging just 9.6 points per game prior to tonight's outburst, so his owners should continue to treat him as a low-end asset moving forward. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh eat first in Miami's offense. Tuesday, 8:45 pm
  • Zeller doesn't do much in start
    Cody Zeller played 18 minutes in the starting lineup on Tuesday with six points, five boards, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He only played six minutes in the first half, but played a little more with Marvin Williams being ejected for a flagrant two. Zeller may continue to start while P.J. Hairston (quad) is out, but he has very little fantasy value. Tuesday, 7:28 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (back) doubtful Wednesday
    Joffrey Lauvergne (back) is doubtful to play in Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: There's a chance Lauvergne makes it back to the court for Friday's matchup with the Suns, but it sounds like there's very little chance he plays on Wednesday. J.J. Hickson and Nikola Jokic will help pickup the slack with Lauvergne sidelined, but until Joffrey is actually back on the court, he belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Tuesday, 11:34 am
  • Cody Zeller will start at PF vs Knicks Tues
    Cody Zeller will start against the Knicks on Tuesday.

    Advice: With P.J. Hairston out, Zeller will start alongside Marvin Williams on Tuesday. While Zeller is worth a look as a punt option in daily leagues, he's not producing enough to warrant a spot on standard league fantasy rosters. Tuesday, 8:36 am
  • T.J. Warren scores career-high 19 points
    T.J. Warren scored a career-high 19 points against the Lakers on Monday, adding four rebounds and two steals in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He was 9-of-13 from the field with nine of his shots coming in the paint. The Suns haven't really played him or P.J. Tucker at the four sans Markieff Morris and they split the minutes at the three tonight. Warren has been remarkably efficient in his last four with a 23.3 usage rate and a 69.8 true shooting percentage, averaging 15.5 points, 3.5 boards, 1.0 steals and 0.3 blocks. His upside isn't quite strong enough to grab in standard leagues, but he's certainly worth a look. Monday, 10:37 pm
  • Dion Waiters scores 14 points off bench
    Dion Waiters played 38 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday with 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: With Andre Roberson (illness) out tonight, Waiters had a little extra playing time. He's put up some decent stats in his last five, averaging 15.8 points, 2.8 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.8 treys. Waiters will lose some value once Kevin Durant (hamstring) returns, which could be as soon as this weekend. Monday, 8:45 pm
  • Tony Wroten, Marshall targeting December
    Tony Wroten (knee) and Kendall Marshall (knee) are not expected to return to the court until the first week of December.

    Advice: Wroten recently started playing some 5-on-5 and is making great progress, but this report confirms that the 76ers don't want him to return until he is 100 percent. Wroten is worth a stash in points formats, but is too inefficient for standard leagues. T.J. McConnell will continue to hold down the fort in the meantime. Nov 16, 6:47 pm
  • Weak Sauce: Nik Stauskas is scoreless again
    Nik Stauskas missed all four shots from the field and did not score in 16 minutes against the Mavs on Monday, adding two rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: That's back-to-back scoreless games from Sauce Castillo. The team said Sauce would get the green light for this game, but he was benched for the final 19:56 of this game. If you haven't dropped Stauskas yet, you are a very patient fantasy owner. Nov 16, 6:39 pm
  • Jordan Adams (knee) will not play Monday
    Jordan Adams (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: He is dealing with knee soreness, but it isn't clear when he will be able to return. Adams isn't in the rotation right now anyways, so he can be ignored in fantasy leagues. Nov 16, 5:07 pm
  • Brandan Wright (knee) will not play Monday
    Brandan Wright (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Wright is expected to be out for a while, so this isn't a surprise. JaMychal Green could continue to get decent minutes off the bench, but he isn't worth a look outside of very deep leagues. Nov 16, 5:06 pm
  • Tony Wroten (ACL) playing 5-on-5 now
    Tony Wroten (knee) said on Monday he's getting closer and is playing 5-on-5 now.

    Advice: He still doesn't have a timetable to return. Based on previous cases, Wroten is still likely a few weeks from a return and he'll likely have a minutes cap for a couple months, too. He's not worth stashing in nine-cat leagues, though. Nov 16, 2:50 pm
  • Stauskas still has the green light
    Nik Stauskas still has the green light from the coaching staff.

    Advice: It should probably be a blinking yellow light after his 0-of-6 from Saturday. Stauskas isn't a must-own player and he probably deserves to be on benches for those who want to wait for him to get out of this slump. Nov 16, 2:27 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne already ruled out Tuesday
    Joffrey Lauvergne (back) has already been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: The big man was tentatively targeting a return vs. the Pelicans, so this has to be viewed as discouraging news. The back has been a problem since the preseason, and we haven't seen him on the floor in two weeks. There is no reason to stash him in 12-team formats at this point. Nikola Jokic and J.J. Hickson will put in extra work until Jusuf Nurkic (knee surgery) returns. Nov 16, 10:59 am
  • Dion Waiters denies Philadelphia 76ers report
    Dion Waiters denied a report that he'd be interested in playing for the Sixers.

    Advice: Because who would admit that publicly, right? "[Don't] Believe everything y'all hear lol I guess this what the world coming to (shaking my head), especially if it didn't come from me," Waiters tweeted. In two games since Kevin Durant's hamstring injury, Waiters is averaging 10.5 points and a 3-pointer in 29 minutes per game. Nov 16, 6:56 am
  • Nik Stauskas will start vs. Mavs on Monday
    Nik Stauskas will start at shooting guard vs. the Mavs on Monday despite being benched to begin the second half of Saturday's game.

    Advice: Brett Brown confirmed that he won't give up on Stauskas despite his awful start to the season -- he's shooting 33.0 percent from the field, and 28.1 percent from deep. "It just feels like you keep missing, keep missing," Stauskas said. "A lot of times all you need is two or three to go in in a row ... But I feel like every one I make, I end up missing the next three." If you haven't cut him yet, at least bench him until he gets going. Nov 15, 11:44 pm
  • Dion Waiters held to seven points on 3-of-11
    Dion Waiters was held to seven points on 3-of-11 shooting vs. the Celtics, with two rebounds, one steal, three turnovers and zero assists.

    Advice: He had a bigger opportunity with Kevin Durant (hamstring) unavailable, but couldn't get it going vs. Avery Bradley and the Celts' defense. It was recently reported that Waiters wants to sign with Philly next summer, an unwelcome distraction for a guy playing a key role on a championship contender. Nov 15, 6:43 pm
  • Cody Zeller (ankle) returns to action Sunday
    Cody Zeller (ankle) returned to action on Sunday with one point, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

    Advice: He shot 0-of-4 from the field in 21 minutes, but his return was welcome news for the Hornets' bench, which ranks sixth in the league with 41.3 points per game. Zeller's game isn't very fantasy-friendly and he's worth a roster spot outside of very deep leagues. Nov 15, 4:50 pm
  • Dion Waiters interested in playing for 76ers?
    According to a source of Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Dion Waiters would be interested in a move to the 76ers next summer.

    Advice: Waiters is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer, so it's important to note that the Thunder can match any offer that he receives. Waiters is from South Philly and the source indicated that he could possibly receive a max contract offer from them. While that seems highly unlikely given his inconsistent play early on in his NBA career, this could also be a stunt by Waiters to improve his value on the open market. Nov 15, 7:32 am
  • Sauce on the Side: Stauskas moves to bench
    Nik Stauskas came off the bench to start the second half on Saturday and failed to score, adding two turnovers.

    Advice: Yeah, that's it. He missed all six shots from the field in his 18 minutes of action. Stauskas made just 9-of-40 (22.5 percent) from the field in his last four, so obviously coach Brett Brown is getting pretty sick of it. If you drop him in standard leagues, there's very little chance someone picks him up. Maybe he turns it around, but Sauce has squandered his massive opportunity to this point. Nov 14, 8:21 pm
  • Devin Harris has a nice game off the bench
    Devin Harris scored 15 points off the bench on Saturday with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and no turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He was great off the bench and his transition to being more of a shooting guard is working out nicely. That said, the Mavs wings should have less restrictions on playing time, so there's little reason to add Harris going forward. Nov 14, 8:03 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (back) will not play on Sat
    Joffrey Lauvergne (back) will not play on Saturday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Lauvergne was able to run some today and said that he is feeling a lot better, and the good news is that he is targeting a return for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans. J.J. Hickson will likely get another start at center tonight while Nikola Jokic and Darrell Arthur will help out off the bench. Nov 14, 5:09 pm
  • Lauvergne (back) upgraded to questionable
    Joffrey Lauvergne (back) has been upgraded to questionable for Saturday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Lauvergne hasn't played since Nov. 1 because of a stubborn back issue, but it's possible that he could slide back into the starting lineup if he can give it a go tonight. Still, Lauvergne is only worth a look in deeper leagues and his minutes could be monitored. If he does play, Nikola Jokic and J.J. Hickson will lose some value. Nov 14, 10:18 am
  • Dion Waiters scores 14 points
    Dion Waiters made 4-of-13 from the field for 14 points against the 76ers on Friday, adding three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He picked up some extra shots and playing time with OKC missing Kevin Durant (hamstring). Although, this line is slightly inflated because he scored eight points in the fourth quarter. If you added him, your expectations shouldn't be very high. Nov 14, 12:22 am
  • Nik Stauskas having some shooting issues
    Nik Stauskas made 4-of-10 from the field and 1-of-4 from the line for 11 points with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Fantasy owners can live with the sub-par shooting from the field, but 1-of-4 from the line? Sauce is mired in a slump over his last three, making just 9-of-34 (26.5 percent) from the field. He does have five steals and five 3-pointers in that span, so he's at least giving his owners something. If you're not OK with a bumpy ride, Sauce may not be for you. Nov 14, 12:01 am
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