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    • Danny Granger (illness) questionable Wed
      Danny Granger (illness) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: If he can't go, Luol Deng will likely play all the minutes he can handle on Wednesday. However, even if Granger is activated, he is not a reliable option in almost any league at this stage of his career. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      35 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Jeff Teague ruled out on Wednesday night
      Jeff Teague (hamstring) will not play on Wednesday night against the Cavs.

      Advice: He could miss additional time with the Hawks in the playoff hunt and all the hamstring aggravations this season. While Teague is out, Dennis Schroder is going to be a lot of fun to watch while Shelvin Mack also gets some extra playing time. Schroder is a very attractive daily play tonight and is worth a look for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      45 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cle
    • Marcus Smart (Achilles) out on Wednesday
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Magic.

      Advice: He pulled himself out of practice on Tuesday, so the writing was on the wall for this one. He has now missed 13 of the first 23 games this season, and can't seem to stay healthy. However, the injury is not thought to be serious, and the trade rumors about Rajon Rondo are intensifying, so Smart makes a lot of sense as a stash in deeper leagues. In the meantime, Evan Turner will see some increased minutes for the Celtics. Rotoworld.com
      48 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Orl
    • Celtics willing to deal Jeff Green?
      The Celtics have been trying to include Jeff Green in part of a trade of Rajon Rondo.

      Advice: The Celtics will do anything for a high draft pick. Green has played well and has made 48.0 percent from the field in his last 10, averaging 21.3 points per game in that span. He would likely lose a lot of fantasy value in a trade. Evan Turner would pick up value upon Green's departure, but his low upside makes him a questionable stash. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:55 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Orl
    • Joel Freeland listed as starter for the Blazers
      Joel Freeland is listed as the starting center to face the Bucks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Coach Terry Stotts has changed his lineups just before tip several times, so this is not necessarily set in stone. It does make sense because Chris Kaman isn't capable of playing big minutes at age 32 with a ton of injuries in his career. Additionally, Kaman's wife is expecting to give birth, so that could be a factor here, too. Kaman is still worth a look in standard leagues while Freeland could have value in deep formats. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:34 pm
    • Jordan Hill (illness) misses practice on Wed
      Jordan Hill (illness) did not practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Lakers are off until Friday, so Hill should be ready to go. He's been able to stay healthy this season despite the massive increase to 30.1 minutes per game. If for some reason he's not ready to play, the Lakers will have to come up with a patchwork group of Robert Sacre, Ed Davis and Carlos Boozer to help out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:32 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kings are still interested in Josh Smith
      The Kings are still interested in acquiring Josh Smith from the Pistons.

      Advice: This rumor popped up over the summer and it was only a matter of time before it picked up steam considering how poorly the Pistons have played. Smith is playing a little better these days, so the Pistons should justifiably be asking for a fair amount. He would likely lose a touch of value with a trade, especially to Sacramento with Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins there. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:26 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Dal
    • C.J. Watson (illness) is questionable vs. LAC
      C.J. Watson was not at shootaround and is questionable to face the Clippers on Wednesday due to a sinus infection.

      Advice: He has been playing around 30 minutes per night before taking garbage time into account, so the Pacers would have a big hole to fill. Donald Sloan would pick up some extra playing time while Rodney Stuckey's minutes would be extremely safe. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:19 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ LAC
    • Budenholzer will monitor Jeff Teague
      Coach Mike Budenholzer said on Wednesday that the Hawks will "monitor [Jeff Teague] (hamstring, doubtful) over the next day or so and hope for the best."

      Advice: It sounds like he's out for tonight against the Cavs, but the Hawks are off until Saturday following tonight. Dennis Schroder is the favorite to pick up value, and his usage rate of 25.5 to go with a 32.4 assist percentage while he's out there bode very well for his outlook tonight. Shelvin Mack will also see a boost. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:20 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cle
    • Jeff Teague (hamstring) is doubtful Wednesday
      Jeff Teague (hamstring) is considered doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Teague is said to be dealing with a left hamstring strain, and reportedly suffered the injury in Monday's game vs. the Bulls. Owners will want to check back prior to tip-off to confirm this news, but it appears that Dennis Schroder will likely get the nod in the starting lineup Wednesday. Owners in deeper leagues should pick up Schroder as a speculative add for short-term value, and should also give him a look as a sneaky daily plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:22 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cle
    • Kevin Garnett not on injury report Wednesday
      Kevin Garnett is not on the injury report Wednesday, and looks set to play vs. the Raptors on the second night of a back-to-back set.

      Advice: There was a good chance that KG would have sat this one out, but Brooklyn is desperate for a win and will keep the aging veteran active. However, Garnett is averaging less than 24 minutes per game this season and is only worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of rebounding and the occasional blocked shot. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:28 am
    • Kevin Durant reaches 15,000 career points
      26-year-old Kevin Durant became the second youngest player in NBA history to reach 15,000 career points.

      Advice: LeBron James hit that milestone at age 25, but this just speaks volumes of how great these two players really are. Durant has just recently returned from a foot injury, and has yet to fully hit his stride. However, his minutes are trending up and he should soon begin to rejoin the conversation for the best player to own in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:05 am
    • Kenneth Faried (ankle) will start Wednesday
      Kenneth Faried (ankle) will start for the Nuggets on Wednesday after practicing in full on Tuesday.

      Advice: He has had some tough luck with injuries over the past two weeks, but he will look to put that behind him in a key matchup against Houston. Faried has been in a slump since the beginning of the season, but he is loaded with talent and should turn it around soon. The buy-low window is wide open, so now may be your chance to snag him in a trade. J.J. Hickson will return to the bench with this news, and owners in standard leagues can think about moving on. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:49 am
    • Reggie Evans disappoints in start Tuesday
      Reggie Evans was disappointing in a start on Tuesday, playing just 19 minutes and finishing with four points, six boards, one assist and one block.

      Advice: He rightfully replaced Ryan Hollins in the starting lineup, but failed to impress in what was an off night for the rebounding machine. DeMarcus Cousins (illness) could be back as soon as Thursday, so there is no reason for Evans to be owned outside of the deepest of leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:43 pm
    • Ryan Hollins returns to bench on Tuesday
      Ryan Hollins returned to the bench on Tuesday in favor of Reggie Evans, and finished with six points, nine boards and three assists in 17 minutes.

      Advice: He actually played really well in limited minutes and even caused some problems for the Thunder in the paint. However, even as a starter Hollins wasn't an option in most fantasy leagues, so the fact that he is coming off the bench means he can be cut across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:39 pm
    • Rudy Gay drops 22 points, adds six boards
      Rudy Gay dropped 22 points in Tuesday's loss to the Thunder, adding six boards, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

      Advice: He shot just 8-of-20 from the field, but Gay has to be feeling gassed from carrying the Kings in the absence of DeMarcus Cousins (illness). Gay is one of the few players on the Kings roster who can create his own shot, so his shooting percentage is clearly going to take a hit until Cousins returns. While he does appear to be hobbling, Gay continues to log big minutes and belongs in all active lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:34 pm
    • Kevin Durant plays 35 minutes, drops 26 pts
      Kevin Durant played a season-high 35 minutes in a win over the Kings on Tuesday, finishing with 26 points, three boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: While it is great to see the minutes trending up for KD, this still wasn't a great game by his standards and he should be better in his next outing. Russell Westbrook has been carrying the load for the Thunder so far, but it may not be long before Durant regains his MVP form from last season. If there was ever a buy-low window, it would be right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:13 pm
    • Deron Williams double-doubles in loss Tuesday
      Deron Williams double-doubled in Tuesday's loss to the Heat, finishing with 15 points, 11 assists, one board, two steals and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

      Advice: The trade rumors aren't going anywhere, but Williams doesn't seem too distracted on the court and has been playing really well lately. There is always going to be some risk involved with his shaky ankles, but as long as he stays healthy he will remain a must-start option in all leagues. If you were ever thinking about trading D-Will, his value likely won't be any higher than it is right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:18 pm
    • Kevin Garnett grabs 10 boards in loss Tuesday
      Kevin Garnett grabbed 10 boards in Tuesday's loss to the Heat, adding just four points, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes.

      Advice: After missing Saturday's game in order to rest, Garnett looked like he needed more time on the sidelines as he was simply terrible all game. He will be in danger of missing more games as the season progresses, and will be tough to own in standard leagues moving forward. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    • Ryan Hollins benched in favor of Reggie Evans
      Ryan Hollins will come off of the bench behind Reggie Evans for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder.

      Advice: This move was long overdue, as Hollins failed to make an impact for the Kings in the starting lineup. There is a chance that DeMarcus Cousins (illness) could return on Thursday, so Evans is only worth a look as a daily plug-and-play or for owners looking for short-term value. Hollins on the other hand, should not be owned in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:07 pm
    • Reggie Evans to draw the start on Tuesday
      Reggie Evans is set to draw the start for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder, replacing Ryan Hollins.

      Advice: Hollins has been ineffective in the starting lineup, so the move makes sense. Hollins can be cut across the board while Evans is worth a look for short-term value for owners in need of rebounding. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:02 pm
    • Danny Granger (illness) out Tuesday vs. BKN
      Danny Granger (illness) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: With Granger out, Luol Deng will get all the minutes he can handle, and he'll be tasked with a bit more offensive responsibilities with Chris Bosh (calf) sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:16 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Kevin Garnett will start Tuesday vs. Miami
      Kevin Garnett will return to the starting lineup on Tuesday, sending Cory Jefferson back to the bench.

      Advice: Garnett was rested on Saturday, but he'll return to the lineup tonight. He has a favorable matchup vs. a depleted Miami frontcourt, and makes for a decent plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:49 pm
    • Report: Nets not having fire sale
      While reports have surfaced that the Nets want to blow up their team and trade Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez, it sounds like they're more interested in making one big deal and staying competitive as they rebuild.

      Advice: A more logical theory is that they would trade one of their so-called Big 3, and maybe two of them, but not all three. This can be viewed as good or bad news for Nets fans, as it sounds like the team will attempt to move a big contract or two but not tank to improve their draft position. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:42 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (ankle) will play Wednesday
      Updating a previous report, Kenneth Faried (ankle) will return to the starting lineup on Wednesday as the Nuggets take on the Rockets.

      Advice: J.J. Hickson will head back to the bench upon Faried's return, and he can be cut in standard leagues. Faried hasn't been living up to his potential this season, but there are still a lot of games left, and he tends to be a second-half player. The buy-low window remains open. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:19 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (ankle) returns to practice
      Kenneth Faried (ankle) returned to practice on Tuesday.

      Advice: This is a good sign for Faried possibly being able to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets after sitting out on Sunday. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, so stay tuned for more updates as we near Wednesday's tip. If Faried returns, J.J. Hickson will head back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:34 pm
    • Marcus Smart (Achilles) doubtful Wednesday
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) pulled himself out of Tuesday's practice, and is doubtful to face the Magic on Wednesday.

      Advice: Smart is averaging a meager 5.9 points and 1.5 assists on the season, and he's not worth owning in standard leagues. Evan Turner will get some extra run if Smart isn't able to go, but his game doesn't translate very well to fantasy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:24 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Orl
    • Danny Granger misses Tuesday shootaround
      Danny Granger (illness) missed Tuesday's shootaround in advance of the Heat's game against the Nets Tuesday night.

      Advice: We'll consider Granger as questionable heading into Tuesday night's game against the Knicks as he deals with the illness that he affected quite a few Heat players. Granger has only hit four of 16 shots in his past three games and just isn't worth fantasy owners' attention right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:24 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Celtics hope Marcus Smart can return Weds
      The Celtics are hopeful that Marcus Smart (achilles) will be able to return for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

      Advice: Smart is still dealing with a left achilles strain that he suffered on Friday, but could be available to suit up for the injury-depleted Celtics on Wednesday. Smart could see some extra minutes upon his return with Marcus Thornton (calf) sidelined for two weeks, but he's better off left on waiver wires for now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:53 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Orl
    • Freeland could be looking at playing time
      Joel Freeland played 15 minutes in Monday's win, scoring six points on 3-of-6 shooting with four rebounds and he could see a big playing time boost with Robin Lopez (hand) getting hurt.

      Advice: Freeland has had a few nice moments this season and would be ahead of Meyers Leonard if we're guessing by looking at this season's results. Chances are Terry Stotts will use both guys and also Thomas Robinson (seven points, three boards, nine minutes) in equal amounts -- negating the upside of any of them. Chris Kaman is the only beneficiary here and he's a must-add player. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:42 pm
    • Watson scores 12 points with four assists
      C.J. Watson scored 12 points on 3-of-3 shooting (6-of-7 FTs) with zero rebounds, four assists and two steals over 23 minutes in Monday's blowout win.

      Advice: Watson's line wouldn't have had as many holes if he played the full amount, but looking forward George Hill's eventual return will steal away his upside. Tonight's minutes will probably look pretty familiar when that happens though, so he could retain low-end value in 12-16 team leagues at that point. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:26 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ LAC
    • Smith better after blister, leg woes subside
      Josh Smith said he was feeling better after being hampered by "nagging injuries," including a foot blister and leg woes.

      Advice: "Time is good. Bones don't feel as stiff, but just been able to get a lot of work in before the game, a lot of stretching, a lot of massages on the legs and try to open everything up to be a little looser early on in the game." Coach Stan Van Gundy even noted that he sees a difference with Smith, saying he's "looked quicker." The "leg woes" are worth watching, but Smith has averaged 16.5 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals and 3.5 blocks over the last two games, and the Pistons have won both. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:07 am
       
      4:30 pm vs Dal
    • Kevin Durant scores 23 points in 24 minutes
      Kevin Durant scored 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting in Sunday's win over the Suns, adding eight boards, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

      Advice: This game was over in a hurry which explains the low minutes, but he was still able to muster up an impressive game. Coach Scott Brooks said on Sunday that Durant's minutes were going to be increased, so his value is only going to go up from here. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:35 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (ankle) out Sunday vs. Spurs
      Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Faried injured his ankle during Saturday's game against the Rockets, and though he was able to return to that game, his ankle is too sore to give it a go today. J.J. Hickson, Jusuf Nurkic, and Darrell Arthur will all benefit with Faried sidelined, with Hickson and Arthur offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:44 pm
    • Kevin Durant's minutes will increase on Sun.
      Scott Brooks said that Kevin Durant's minutes will be increased for Sunday's game vs. Phoenix.

      Advice: Brooks would not say how much, but more time on the court can only be seen as a positive sign for owners of Durant. Obviously he's a must-start option, so go ahead and roll him out there for what should be a high-scoring, up-tempo game against the Suns. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:30 pm
    • Marcus Smart (Achilles) out for Monday's game
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) is listed as out for Monday's game vs. the 76ers, and is not travelling with the team.

      Advice: He reportedly has a chance to play on Wednesday and should practice on Tuesday, so the injury isn't thought to be too serious. However, Smart isn't a big part of the rotation and would need an injury or trade of Rajon Rondo to be relevant in standard leagues. Leave Smart on the waiver wire for now. Evan Turner should receive a few extra minutes with this news. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:36 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Orl
    • Ryan Hollins plays despite death of father
      Ryan Hollins played in Saturday's loss to the Pistons after his father passed away that same morning, finishing with six points, eight boards, one assist and two blocks in 26 minutes.

      Advice: We wish him the best and it is great to see him muster up the courage to play despite the tragic loss of his father. The Sacramento locker room was clearly distraught but it is always nice to see a team rally around a player in need of support. While he is starting in place of DeMarcus Cousins, Hollins is only a short term option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:32 am
    • Josh Smith flirts with a 5x5 in win vs. Kings
      Josh Smith was three steals short of a five-by-five line during a 95-90 win over the Kings on Saturday, racking up 21 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, five blocks and two steals in 38 minutes.

      Advice: Technically, he did have a five-by-five with his seven turnovers. Smith's output in defense is really coming on with 2.4 blocks in his last five and he's actually made 45.1 percent from the field in that span, too. J-Smoove will be a stud in points leagues and a tough player to own in standards. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:49 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Dal
    • Rudy Gay scores 20 points on 22 FGAs
      Rudy Gay made 6-of-22 from the field for 20 points against the Pistons during a 95-90 loss on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, eight assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: Outside of the awful shooting, this was a pretty nice line from Gay. He has been battling some Achilles soreness and has faded recently later in games. In fact, Gay has made 52.6 percent from the field in the first half of games and just 38.6 percent in the second half of games this season. Regardless, he'll be a stud a long as he stays healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:33 pm
    • Kenneth Faried returns from an ankle issue
      Kenneth Faried returned from an in-game ankle injury on Saturday against the Rockets, finishing with seven points, three rebounds, two assists and one block in 20 minutes.

      Advice: He's easily the most frustrating player to own this season. Faried is the No. 164 player based on per-game value in standard leagues and his numbers are actually trending down. The Nuggets paid him big bucks and they kept him in the doghouse in December last year as well, so there is still hope for him to turn it around. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:49 pm
    • Deron Williams plays well in easy win on Sat
      Deron Williams played well in Saturday's easy win over the Hornets, finishing with 18 points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with 10 assists, two boards and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: This line would have been even more impressive if this game wasn't such a blowout, but owners can't really complain. Williams has been playing pretty well this season despite slumping last week, but as long as he is healthy he will be a must-start option in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:37 pm
    • Kenneth Faried returns to game on Saturday
      Kenneth Faried left Saturday's game against Houston and has since returned to the game.

      Advice: He took a hard foul by Joey Dorsey and struggled to get back on his feet. Faried was clearly in pain and it should be noted that he just recently missed two games with a lower back strain. We will monitor this situation closely but it appears that Faried dodged a bullet here. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:02 pm
    • Jeff Teague scores 24 points with eight dimes
      Jeff Teague scored a game-high 24 points against the Magic during a 100-99 loss on Saturday, adding three rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He had a mini-slump coming into tonight, averaging just 8.5 points per game. Teague's offense has come around and he's improved off the dribble a ton, so there's no signs of him regressing. He's been a top-30 player on the season and should stay in that neighborhood, especially considering how well he's playing with Al Horford. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:58 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cle
    • C.J. Watson scores 23 points in 33 minutes
      C.J. Watson had his best game of the season on Saturday with 23 points, one rebound, five assists and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He made just 37.1 percent from the field this season before tonight, but buried 8-of-11 in a losing effort. His minutes have been on the rise and he should be able to keep his minutes in the mid 20s even when George Hill gets back. He's worth a look for owners need treys. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:18 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ LAC
    • Kevin Garnett and Mirza Teletovic out vs. CHA
      Kevin Garnett (rest) and Mirza Teletovic (hip) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

      Advice: It's the second half of a back-to-back set, so it's no surprise to see Garnett out. He looked old on Friday and probably needs the day off today. Garnett will likely be back for Tuesday. Mason Plumlee is a nice option tonight while Cory Jefferson is suddenly picking up steam in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:32 pm
    • Kenneth Faried to come off bench again Sat
      Kenneth Faried will come off of the bench again on Saturday, though coach Brain Shaw stressed that the move was not permanent.

      Advice: J.J. Hickson will draw another start, but it is at least somewhat encouraging that coach Shaw said it wasn't permanent. Faried is loaded with upside and it is only a matter of time before he gets it going, so the buy-low window could be gone before you know it. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:49 am
    • Smith double-doubles with 12 and 11
      Josh Smith scored 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting (1-of-4 from deep, 1-of-4 from the line) with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in Friday's win over the Suns.

      Advice: Smith is barely worth owning this season in 12-team, 8-cat leagues and in 9-cat leagues you have to be punting in those sized leagues to think about using him. But owners can be fools for popcorn lines and this line has all sorts of goodies, so think about moving Smith any time he puts up one of these. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:16 am
       
      4:30 pm vs Dal
    • Deron Williams misses all eight from field
      Deron Williams missed all eight shots from the field during an 88-70 win over the 76ers on Friday, making three shots from the line with four rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and two turnovers.

      Advice: He's in a bad slump over his last three, making just 8-of-37 (21.6 percent) from the field. Williams was having a successful offensive season before this dud and he should be better his next time out. There will be some trade rumors surrounding him until the deadline, but he should have decent value as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:56 pm
    • Watson posts solid line in start at the point
      C.J. Watson started at point guard in Friday's loss, scoring 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Watson has been knocking off the rust for the most part since returning to action but this is a nice look for him. He's worth a hard look for a chance at solid late-round value while George Hill is out. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:54 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ LAC
    • Kevin Garnett scores seven in return
      Kevin Garnett played 22 minutes against the 76ers on Friday with seven points, 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He is dealing with a foot injury and didn't look totally comfortable on the offensive end. Garnett is going to be handled with kid gloves all season and is not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:43 pm
    • Green scores 28 points with four threes
      Jeff Green scored 28 points on 9-of-20 shooting (4-of-8 3PTs, 6-of-7 FTs) with six rebounds and two assists in Friday's loss to the Knicks.

      Advice: Green is in the midst of a Post-Hype year and returning top-45 value, averaging 20.0 points, 1.6 threes, 4.5 boards and shooting the ball at a good percentage. To that end, he may be shooting a bit over his head but owners can feel good about his chances to be a top-half of the draft guy this season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:33 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Orl
    • Jeff Teague turns it around in a win
      Jeff Teague turned it around during an 87-81 win over the Magic on Friday, scoring 13 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Hawks are on fire and have won nine in a row to vault themselves to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. Teague has been on a roller coaster in his last five with averages of 12.2 points, 3.0 boards, 6.0 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.0 triples. He's a must-start guy right now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:42 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cle
    • Marcus Smart (Achilles) out for game
      Marcus Smart suffered a left Achilles strain on Friday and will not return.

      Advice: Not good. He was on the exercise bike for a minute and went to the locker room under his own power. Smart had a bad ankle sprain last month and he looks like he's going to miss time with this issue. Marcus Thornton and Evan Turner are going to get even more playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:18 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Orl
    • C.J. Watson will start on Friday vs. Toronto
      C.J. Watson will enter the starting lineup on Friday, with Rodney Stuckey shifting over to SG, and Solomon Hill headed to the bench.

      Advice: Watson will be tasked with running the Pacers' offense, but he's a risky play in daily leagues due to his hit-or-miss nature. Stuckey could benefit by moving to his natural position of shooting guard, and he has a decent matchup vs. the Raptors tonight. Watson is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues, as George Hill is still not close to making a return. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:08 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ LAC
    • Kevin Garnett (foot) will start on Friday
      Kevin Garnett (foot) will start on Friday as the Nets take on the 76ers.

      Advice: Garnett has a favorable matchup tonight, and he may have to play some extended minutes with Mirza Teletovic (hip) sidelined. Garnett has been better than expected this year, averaging 7.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, so he could make for a decent low-budget option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:53 pm
    • Kevin Durant says he's close to 100 percent
      Kevin Durant stated after Thursday's win that he's getting close to being his regular self.

      Advice: Durant scored eight of his 19 points during the fourth quarter of Thursday's win over the LeBron James-less Cavs, and he's managing to put up early-round value despite being limited to 30 minutes per game. He's been the best player in fantasy basketball for the past five years, but he does carry a bit of injury risk this year. Still, it couldn't hurt to send out a few buy-low offers before he has a traditional KD 40-point-game. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:23 am
    • Rudy Gay still wears pressurized walking boot
      Rudy Gay continues to wear a pressurized walking boot on his right foot, as he's still dealing with Achilles tendinitis.

      Advice: Gay is playing despite dealing with the discomfort, but this will be something we'll continue to monitor. He's missed a couple games this year due to his troublesome Achilles, and if he were ever to miss extended time, Omri Casspi would make for a solid pickup. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:53 am
    • Rudy Gay struggles against the Rockets
      Rudy Gay made 4-of-18 from the field for 13 points during a 113-109 overtime loss to the Rockets on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, eight assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: His shots are up since DeMarcus Cousins went down, but he's shot the ball fairly well until tonight. Gay made 50 percent or higher in four of previous six games without Cousins and should be just fine without him. His fantasy owners' biggest concern should be his Achilles, which cost him two games earlier this season. To be clear, he looks healthy right now. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:01 pm
    • Kevin Durant finishes strong after slow start
      Kevin Durant scored the Thunder's last eight points of their 103-94 win against the Cavs on Thursday, finishing with 19 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He is going to play in the second half of the back-to-back set on Friday, and he'll likely still see his minutes around 30. Durant has still been able to post third-round value in standard fantasy leagues despite the low minutes and his lack of defensive stats before tonight, so it'll be just a matter of time before he's a top two player in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:26 pm
    • Kevin Durant will play Friday vs. Minnesota
      Kevin Durant will play Friday vs. Minnesota.

      Advice: There was some concern that the Thunder may hold Durant out of back-to-back sets, but head coach Scott Brooks told reporters on Thursday that he will be available for Friday's game. Continue to roll him out there as you would. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:04 pm
    • Kevin Garnett misses Thursday practice
      Kevin Garnett (foot) was absent from Thursday's practice.

      Advice: This comes as no surprise as Garnett underwent an MRI on his foot Wednesday night. The good news is that the his MRI came back negative, but the Nets are likely to take a cautious approach with the 38-year-old. We'll consider him questionable for Friday's game against Philadelphia while Mason Plumlee, Jerome Jordan, Cory Jefferson, Miza Teletovic (hip), and newly-acquired Brandon Davies would get extra run if he is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:33 am
    • Jordan Hill wants to attempt more treys
      Jordan Hill is trying to expand on his range and wants to attempt more three-pointers.

      Advice: Hill has only attempted 11 three-pointers in his six-year NBA career, but he's not letting that hurt his confidence. "If I took 100 3s right now, I would say I could make close to 50," Hill said. "Probably 40." Hill's targeted percentages would put him among the league leaders, but his fantasy owners will have to settle for his relatively inconsistent rebounding numbers until he decides to unleash his inner Kyle Korver. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:21 am
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Durant says foot not a concern
      Kevin Durant is not worried about re-injuring his surgically-repaired right foot

      Advice: Durant is still on a minutes restriction, but the reigning MVP isn't holding back because of the Jones fracture that caused him to miss the first month of the season. "I'm one of those guys that's going to play how I play if I'm out on the court," he said. "If I try to hold back and worry about what may happen, that's when I don't bring the edge I usually play with. Whatever happens, happens." This is great news for Durant's fantasy owners as it sounds like he's ready to assume his place as the top fantasy option out there. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:46 am
    • Kenneth Faried scores 13 off Nuggets bench
      Kenneth Faried returned from a back injury on Wednesday and came off the bench, finishing with 13 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes.

      Advice: He may have come off the bench in order to be worked back in slowly after missing time with a back injury, or Brian Shaw may really not like the guy. Either way, given his salary and skills, it's hard to imagine him coming off the bench a week from now. Don't give up on him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:14 pm
    • Jeff Teague scores just four points in Wed.
      Jeff Teague made just 1-of-5 against the 76ers on Wednesday with four points, one rebound, six assists, two steals and two turnovers.

      Advice: This is a very disappointing game in what should have been a great matchup for him. This was fourth single-digit scoring game in his last seven and his first game without a trey since Nov. 25. Teague should turn it around against the Magic on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:23 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cle
    • C.J. Watson goes for 8 & 7 in 28 minutes
      C.J. Watson hit just 1-of-7 shots for eight points, seven assists and two steals in 28 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: He came off the bench, but given how poorly some of the Pacer starters have played lately, it's not out of the question that CJW is starting soon. He'll take a hit once George Hill is back, and has been pretty inconsistent thus far, but after the Pacer starters were benched tonight, things could be changing in Indy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:59 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ LAC
    • Marcus Smart cools off on Monday night
      Marcus Smart did not score in 12 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday, adding two rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: He put up 23 points on Monday for the best game of his career, but coach Brad Stevens didn't unleash him tonight. Smart is likely going to only see minutes in the teens most nights, so he can be left on the waiver wire while the Celtics are healthy in the backcourt. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:48 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Orl
    • X-rays negative on Kevin Garnett's foot
      X-rays were negative on Kevin Garnett's foot.

      Advice: The Nets are running out of players and they're already without Brook Lopez (back), so hopefully KG is OK. If Garnett misses time, Mason Plumlee, Jerome Jordan, Cory Jefferson and Mirza Teletovic (hip) would get more playing time. Garnett finished with 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 26 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:37 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (back) coming off the bench
      Kenneth Faried (back) will come off the bench against the Heat on Wednesday.

      Advice: He will back up J.J. Hickson tonight and it's unclear how many minutes he'll get Faried has been a massive letdown and should get better soon. His fantasy owners should just bench him. Faried coming back hurts Darrell Arthur. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:56 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (back) probable on Wednesday
      Kenneth Faried (back) participated in the morning shootaround, and is probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

      Advice: The Manimal has missed the last two games due to his back strain, but it appears that he is very close to returning. However, Faried hasn't been himself this season and should probably be benched until he turns it around. There is simply too much upside to consider dropping him, and owners will just have to be patient. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:30 am
    • Kevin Durant is still on minutes restriction
      Kevin Durant is still on a minutes restriction according to coach Scott Brooks.

      Advice: There is no indication as to when his restraints will be taken off, but Durant is still an elite asset in limited time. He scored 23 points in 29 minutes on Tuesday, so owners who used a high pick on him should feel pretty good about themselves. He is only going to get better as his minutes slowly increase, and it certainly helps that the Thunder are in a thrilling playoff push. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:25 am
    • Ryan Hollins plays poorly in 14 bench minutes
      Ryan Hollins returned to the Kings' bench on Tuesday, where he posted two points, six rebounds, one turnover and three personal fouls in 14 minutes of action.

      Advice: Hollins has played for seven NBA teams during his eight-year professional career, and his journeyman status says plenty about his lack of productivity. Fantasy owners can safely ignore him. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:32 pm
    • Reggie Evans has 14 rebounds as Kings starter
      Reggie Evans took over as the Kings' starting PF on Tuesday, scoring eight points with 14 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 30 minutes of action.

      Advice: Evans made 3-of-3 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs, and he has eclipsed the Kings' other big men during DeMarcus Cousins' extended absence. His fantasy value is almost exclusively limited to rebounding, but he's worth a look with DeMarcus Cousins (viral meningitis) out indefinitely. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:15 pm
    • Kevin Durant gets 23 pts w/ full line Tuesday
      Kevin Durant looked great in 29 minutes vs. the Bucks, scoring 23 points with one 3-pointer, nine boards, seven assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He turned the ball over four times but more than made up for it by hitting 7-of-11 FGs and 8-of-8 FTs. It hasn't taken long for KD to remind fantasy owners why they burned a first-round draft pick on an injured player. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:30 pm
    • Josh Smith plays just 21 minutes vs. Blazers
      Josh Smith played only 21 minutes vs. the Trail Blazers on Tuesday, finishing another loss with 10 points, five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and zero turnovers.

      Advice: Smith played 22 minutes on Sunday and he wasn't in foul trouble tonight, but coach Stan Van Gundy decided to roll with Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe as his primary big men down the stretch. Detroit's 13-game losing streak is the fourth-longest in franchise history and everyone on the roster is subject to fluctuating minutes, so Smith's owners shouldn't overreact to this temporary dip in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:16 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Dal
    • Reggie Evans to start against Lakers Tuesday
      Reggie Evans is set to start in Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, replacing Ryan Hollins.

      Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (illness) has already been ruled out for the week, so owners in need of rebounding can give Evans a long look. Ryan Hollins wasn't even a fantasy option as a starter, so he can be ignored in almost all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:12 pm
    • Report: Brooklyn shopping their star players
      The Nets have made Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Brook Lopez available via trade, according to sources of ESPN.

      Advice: The Nets currently roster the most expensive team in the league, but also boast a losing record of 8-11, so it's not exactly shocking that Brooklyn management is looking to unload some of their less than desirable contracts. However, with all these guys under performing relative to their contract, there probably aren’t many teams eager to add one of these names to their roster. Without knowing what pieces would be coming in, it's too difficult to do any analysis on potential outcomes, so this is just something worth noting for now. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:30 am
    • Gay, Collison to have plenty of touches
      Rudy Gay scored 29 points on 10-of-19 shooting (9-of-10 FTs) with six rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in the Kings' 101-92 win over the Jazz on Monday.

      Advice: Gay and Darren Collison (16 points, six assists, one steal) are going to carry as much load as they can handle with DeMarcus Cousins out for a while. Their efficiency numbers could take a hit or even a tumble since they were already carrying close to a max-load with Cousins on the court. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:13 pm
    • Evans grabs 13 rebounds in win over UTA
      Reggie Evans scored six points on 2-of-4 shooting with 13 rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes on Monday against the Jazz.

      Advice: Evans is a necessary evil for Mike Malone and he could be a late-round value on the strength of his rebounding, though his defensive liabilities and decision-making can pull him off the court at any time and kill his value in a snap. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:11 pm
    • Smart scores season-high 23 points
      Marcus Smart has a career-best game with 23 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and four threes in 35 minutes off the bench in Monday's double-overtime loss.

      Advice: Brad Stevens went heavy with the bench and let them finish out the game after they made a huge comeback. Smart is going to have a hard time providing consistent fantasy value in 12-14 team leagues as things stand right now, but it's good to see him productive when he's on the floor. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:08 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Orl
    • Jeff Teague scores 21 in a full line
      Jeff Teague made 8-of-11 from the field for 21 points during a 108-92 win over the Pacers on Monday with three rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Hawks have been on a tear with a seven-game winning streak and hold the tiebreaker over the Wizards for the top spot in the Atlantic division. Teague has really come on as a scorer this year and getting to the line more has helped his scoring output. He's a top-15 fantasy point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:21 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cle
    • Reggie Evans will start against the Jazz
      Reggie Evans will start against the Jazz on Monday.

      Advice: The Kings have been bringing him off the bench, but the minutes have been there. Evans won't really do much outside of grab some boards, so he's not a great pickup in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:57 pm
    • Jordan Hill quiet vs. Omer Asik & New Orleans
      Jordan Hill's streak of quiet games continued on Sunday with eight points, seven rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes, as the Lakers fell at home to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Hill shot 4-of-11 in a tough matchup vs. New Orleans' frontcourt, but it's more concerning that he's averaging just 23.7 minutes over the Lakers' past three games. L.A.'s rotations are in flux as coach Byron Scott seeks a rotation that can sustainably play well, and fantasy owners should simply remain patient -- Hill has been far too reliable to fret about during a rough three-game stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 9:21 pm
       
      Injured
    • Josh Smith misses potential game-winner Sun.
      Josh Smith scored 12 points with five rebounds, two assists and one turnover in just 22 foul-plagued minutes on Sunday, but he also missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer.

      Advice: Why it was Smith launching the decisive shot is anyone's guess, but the predictable result was another loss for the Pistons, who have now dropped 12 consecutive games. Smith made only 5-of-13 FGs and 1-of-4 FTs without any steals or blocks, making this one of his lesser efforts in the past few weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 6:15 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Dal
    • Jeff Teague coming back to Earth a bit
      Jeff Teague made 4-of-13 from the field against the Nuggets on Sunday during a 96-84 win with nine points, two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He's been in single-digit scoring for three of his last five, aveaging 13.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.8 triples. Teague is posting career highs in field goal percentage, free throw percentage and 3-point percentage this season and is having a bit of a breakout season. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 3:59 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cle
    • Rudy Gay scores 16 in loss on Saturday
      Rudy Gay scored 16 points in Saturday's loss to the Magic, adding five boards, six assists, two steals and one block in 36 minutes.

      Advice: His passing has really come along as of late, and he has now had more than five assists in four of his last five outings. However, he still looks like he is lingering and he has been playing big minutes for the Kings, so owners will want to be mindful of that going forward. Having said that, Gay needs to be in all lineups while he is active and he is currently producing top-25 value on the season. The imminent return of DeMarcus Cousins (illness) can be seen as a good thing and it will likely take some of the offensive burden off of Gay. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 6, 10:02 pm
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