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    • JaVale McGee is active on Wednesday
      JaVale McGee (leg) is active to face the Pelicans on Wednesday.

      Advice: This doesn't necessarily mean he's going to play tonight. McGee is expected to play tonight or Thursday, so fantasy owners should exercise some caution here. He won't play big minutes regardless, so leave him on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
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      Injured
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • LeBron James out Wednesday, doubtful Friday
      LeBron James (wrist) is considered doubtful to play against the Kings on Friday.

      Advice: It's weird day to see LeBron James and Kevin Durant out on he same night. James has been extremely durable before this season, but he's had knee and back issues before this injury. The Cavs are on a back-to-back this weekend, so James should be considered questionable for Saturday in Minnesota. Expect to see more of J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion with Smith as the only reliable option. Rotoworld.com
      34 minutes ago
       
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    • LeBron James (wrist) ruled out Wednesday
      LeBron James (wrist) will not play vs. the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He took a hard fall during Tuesday's game and was a game-time decision vs. Portland, but ultimately wasn't able to suit up. His absence means more shots for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, and more playing time for J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion. Consider LeBron questionable to return Friday vs. the Kings. Rotoworld.com
      49 minutes ago
       
      Injured
    • Amare Stoudemire out until next week
      Amare Stoudemire (wrist, ankle) is not expected to play until next week.

      Advice: That means he won't play on Thursday against the Pacers as well as tonight. Stoudemire misses game as much as any player, so his fantasy owners are probably not going to want to bother. Expect to see more of Lance Thomas, Jason Smith and Cole Aldrich. Rotoworld.com
      56 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Carmelo Anthony (rest) starting Wednesday
      Carmelo Anthony will start vs. the Thunder on Wednesday.

      Advice: He missed Saturday's game to get some rest, which may be a theme during busy stretches of the schedule. The good news is that his knee is still holding up, but owners will have to monitor his status on a daily basis -- New York plays a back-to-back vs. the Pacers on Thursday, and there are no guarantees that Melo will be available. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      57 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Travis Wear (hip) out for Wednesday night
      Travis Wear (hip) will not play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

      Advice: He hurt his hip recently and the injury does not sound serious. Wear doesn't play much while Carmelo Anthony is in the lineup, so he can be left on the wire in most cases unless you're stashing in a very deep league. Rotoworld.com
      59 minutes ago
    • Terrence Jones (leg) finally returns vs. Mavs
      Terrence Jones (leg) will be active and available for the Rockets on Wednesday, though he'll be limited to 15-20 minutes.

      Advice: Houston will ease Jones into the mix after his lengthy rehab from a nerve issue which has kept him on the sidelines since Nov. 3. He may even start on Wednesday with Dwight Howard (ankle, knee) very unlikely to play. Josh Smith and Donatas Motiejunas complicate Jones' role when Houston is at full strength, but he has enough upside to be worth a stash if he's still floating on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:18 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • Dwight Howard (ankle) doubtful vs. Mavericks
      Coach Kevin McHale said he'd be "shocked" if Dwight Howard (ankle) played against the Mavericks.

      Advice: This will be his second consecutive game in street clothes, assuming something wild does not happen. For what it's worth, McHale has used this "shocked" statement before and it's held up every time. With Howard out, Terrence Jones might have to step up in his first game back. Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Joey Dorsey are also expected to help more. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:18 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) active Wed. vs. Cavs
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) will play vs. the Cavaliers on Wednesday.

      Advice: Batum has a torn ligament on the outside of his wrist but he said recently that he's nearly pain-free, and it sounds like he'll join LaMarcus Aldridge in the play-through-it camp. Batum's scoring has vanished in recent weeks, due in large part to the injury, but he's still returning steady value thanks to across-the-board contributions. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:12 pm
       
      Injured
    • Report: LeBron James is closer to doubtful
      LeBron James (wrist) appears to be closer to doubtful to play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: There are multiple reports from the Blazers side of things that LeBron is unlikely, so we'll be looking for something from the Cavs soon. Again, nothing is official yet, but fantasy owners can plan on LeBron sitting this one out. J.R. Smith benefits the most while we should get more Mike Miller and Matthew Dellavedova. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving will also have more chances to score. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:10 pm
       
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    • Tony Wroten will have surgery on knee
      Tony Wroten (knee) will have surgery on his ACL.

      Advice: It seemed like a no-brainer even though his ACL is only partially torn. Wroten is going to miss the rest of the season and he'll be questionable to start next season. Considering how he relies on his quickness, he might not be 100 percent until 2016. While he's out, Michael Carter-Williams will continue to miss his extra shots while K.J. McDaniels, Robert Covington and Jerami Grant also get more run on the wings. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:56 pm
       
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    • Dwyane Wade expected to miss 'extended time'
      Dwyane Wade is expected to miss "extended time" with his hamstring injury, according to the Sun Sentinel.

      Advice: He received treatment on Wednesday and the Heat already signed Tyler Johnson to a 10-day deal to fill Wade's spot. Wade missed two weeks with a strained hamstring back in November, which may seem like a fair expectation at this point for his current issue. It will likely be Shabazz Napier benefiting the most while Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole have to step up. Expect to see Chris Bosh carry the offense, as well. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:44 pm
       
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    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) is a game-time call
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) is a game-time decision to face the Cavs on Wednesday.

      Advice: Both starting small forwards are game-time decisions with LeBron James also dealing with a wrist issue. Batum was questionable to play on Monday in what turned out to be a postponed game, so maybe he can play. If not, there are going to be too many guys to step up in his place. It's best to avoid this situation from a pickup standpoint. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:33 pm
       
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    • LeBron James may be game-time w/ sore wrist
      LeBron James (sore wrist) is a game-time decision on Wednesday due to a hard fall he took during Tuesday's game.

      Advice: He continued playing after the injury on Tuesday and we're guessing he suits up vs. the visiting Trail Blazers, but coach David Blatt said the Cavaliers are "gauging [the injury] right up until game time." If he's forced to sit out, his minutes will be absorbed by a platoon including Mike Miller, Shawn Marion, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:32 pm
       
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    • Matt Barnes will play vs. Jazz on Wednesday
      Matt Barnes (abdomen) said he will play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: Back on Sunday, Barnes had a wrap around his waist during warmups. This wasn't reported by the team until he aggravated it on Monday. He should get minutes as long as he's able to play, so give him a look in standard leagues. Plus, this should be an up-tempo game. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:41 pm
    • Kemba Walker has successful surgery
      Kemba Walker had successful surgery on his knee Wednesday and he is expected to be out a minimum of six weeks.

      Advice: There's a chance he could be out even longer than that, and his owners may be forced to evaluate other options with fantasy playoffs looming. Brian Roberts will take over as the starting point guard in Charlotte and should be picked up in most leagues, while Gary Neal and Lance Stephenson should handle the ball more as well. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:50 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ SA
    • JaVale McGee (leg) targeting Wednesday
      JaVale McGee (leg) will return either Wednesday night vs. the Pelicans, or thursday night vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Considering that he has missed 23 straight games, the Nuggets will likely bring him along very slowly so there is no need to consider adding him in most leagues. Owners in deep leagues should use a wait-and-see approach here unless they are desperate for blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:39 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • Carmelo Anthony (rest) questionable on Wed
      Carmelo Anthony (rest) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

      Advice: Anthony was expected to play on Monday against the Kings before the game was cancelled, so one would think that with the added rest he should be able to play in this one. However, there still hasn't been an update on his status as of yet so his owners will have to check back for updates before activating him in lineups. If Melo were to sit out, Lance Thomas and Tim Hardaway Jr. would be the biggest beneficiaries. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:21 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Minnesota have signed Lorenzo Brown
      Minnesota has signed guard Lorenzo Brown to a 10-day contract on Wednesday, and he is expected to be available to play against the Celtics.

      Advice: The uncertainty surrounding Ricky Rubio's (ankle) return and the latest injury to Mo Williams (hip) may have forced their hand, so Brown may end up seeing some action right out of the gate. There's no need to consider an add outside of ridiculously deep leagues just yet, but we will let you know if he pops up on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:43 am
    • Terrence Jones participates in shootaround
      Terrence Jones participated in shootaround, and he will likely be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

      Advice: Rockets coach Kevin McHale is a huge fan of Jones' game, but after missing nearly three months of action he will likely be eased into action upon his return. Jones is more than worth a flier in deeper leagues, but it will be interesting to see how coach McHale tweaks his crowded frontcourt rotation that includes Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Dwight Howard (ankle). Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:06 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • Mirza Teletovic expected to fully recover
      The Nets released a statement on Wednesday saying that Mirza Teletovic (lungs) will make a full recovery.

      Advice: He obviously won't play again this season, but this is fantastic news and hopefully this means we will see him back out on the court soon. Teletovic is flying home to New York on Wednesday, and we will continue to track his progress every step of the way. Expect Cory Jefferson, Bojan Bogdanovic and Brook Lopez to see some extra minutes for the foreseeable future. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:58 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Atl
    • Jrue Holiday says he has no firm timetable
      Jrue Holiday (leg) said that he has no specific timetable for his return, and he remains out indefinitely.

      Advice: After he missed half of last season with a similar injury, the Pelicans will likely proceed with extreme caution. Holiday should still be stashed in all leagues in the hope that he can return soon, but this report is a little troubling. In the meantime, Tyreke Evans will continue to run the point for New Orleans, while Eric Gordon will handle the ball more as well. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:50 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Den
    • Jannero Pargo (back) out again on Wed
      Jannero Pargo (back) will not be active against the Spurs on Wednesday as expected.

      Advice: With Kemba Walker (knee) looking at some serious time on the sidelines, it will be up to Brian Roberts and Gary Neal to run the point for Charlotte. While Pargo is expected to be re-evaluated next week, he can be ignored in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:48 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ SA
    • Mirza Teletovic (lungs) flying home Wednesday
      Mirza Teletovic (lungs) was released from the hospital on Wednesday and will now fly home to New York.

      Advice: His playing career is still up in the air, so we can only hope that we will see him back in the NBA soon. We will track his progress very closely as he recovers from this ailment, and we with him all the best. Teletovic's minutes will be soaked up by Cory Jefferson, Bojan Bogdanovic and Brook Lopez. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:11 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Atl
    • Raptors not planning to trade Terrence Ross
      The Raptors are not actively pursuing any trades for Terrence Ross.

      Advice: Ross was recently benched in favor of Greivis Vasquez for poor play, so we wouldn't blame the Raptors if they entertained the idea of moving him. However, this report confirms that Ross will likely stay in Toronto for the rest of the season, so there's no point in stashing him in the hopes that he lands in an ideal location. Leave Ross on the waiver wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:09 am
    • Danny Green currently battling fatigue
      Danny Green is in the midst of a major shooting slump, but a lot of that has to do with the fact that he has seen an increased workload this season.

      Advice: "Some days the energy is there," said Green. "Some days, you’re fighting to find it." He is averaging a career-high 30.1 minutes per game, and currently leads the Spurs in minutes played so far this season. Over his last four games, he has made just 8-of-33 shots, including 6-of-21 from 3-point range. He should be able to turn things around soon, but knowing coach Gregg Popovich it's very possible that Green misses a game or two down the stretch in order to keep him fresh for playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:32 am
    • Noah Vonleh could step into rotation
      With injuries to Bismack Biyombo (knee) and Marvin Williams (concussion), Noah Vonleh could step into the rotation according to coach Steve Clifford.

      Advice: "I think he’s getting there. Today was one of his best days," Clifford said of Vonleh after practice Tuesday. "It’s a big jump but I think he’s a great worker and a very serious player. He’s getting closer." While it will be exciting to see what the rookie can do, owners in most leagues can use a wait-and-see approach here, as Vonleh is still very raw and it will take him some time to adjust to the NBA. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:47 am
    • Gary Neal expected to play more point guard
      The Charlotte Hornets will not trade for a third point guard as of right now, as they want to see how Gary Neal and Jannero Pargo (back) perform before making a move.

      Advice: The Hornets were linked with Ramon Sessions and Norris Cole earlier in the week, but now it appears that they will play the waiting game. Pargo is still nursing a back injury and is expected to be evaluated next week, meaning Gary Neal should see plenty of action behind Brian Roberts for the foreseeable future. Neal ins't a true point guard by any means, but with an uptick in minutes he could emerge in deeper leagues for owners in need of 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:34 am
    • David Lee racks up 24 pts, seven reb, six ast
      David Lee exploded for a season-high 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting vs. the Bulls on Tuesday, adding nine rebounds and six assists in 30 minutes during the Warriors' disappointing home loss.

      Advice: Lee had a phenomenal second half but his offensive efforts weren't enough to prevent the Warriors' defeat, just their second loss in 23 games at the Oracle Arena. Andrew Bogut was a late scratch with the flu on Tuesday, so a repeat performance isn't expected, but Lee is still worth owning if you need rebounds and FG% with a trickle of across-the-board production. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:58 pm
    • Kirk Hinrich quiet in unexpected start vs GSW
      Kirk Hinrich made an unexpected start for Jimmy Butler (illness) on Tuesday, but finished with only five points on 2-of-8 shooting, two rebounds, one assist and two steals in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He logged 38 minutes but was given the impossible task of slowing down Klay Thompson for much of the night, so his sluggish offensive numbers can be forgiven. Hinrich has averaged 8.6 points, 2.0 boards, 3.1 assists and 0.9 steals in 19 starts this season, so there's no real incentive to deploy him even if Butler can't play vs. the Lakers on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:52 pm
    • Jordan Clarkson scores season-high 18 points
      The Lakers blew a double-digit lead on Tuesday despite Jordan Clarkson's season-high 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 37 minutes.

      Advice: This game was an outlier in every department for Clarkson -- he approached his season-high in nearly every category and made his first 3-pointer in over six weeks, having gone 0-of-8 in 10 games since Dec. 15. Clarkson is a realistic pickup for anyone needing a PG, as coach Byron Scott has expressed at least a "10 to 15 game" commitment to him as a starter. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:21 pm
    • Ryan Kelly flops in another start for Lakers
      Ryan Kelly's third straight start at SF for the Lakers was a dud, as he scored just one point with two rebounds and no other statistics in 20 minutes of action.

      Advice: Kelly was 0-of-3 from the field and 1-of-2 at the free throw line. Lakers coach Byron Scott has given no indication that he'll replace Kelly with Wes Johnson or Nick Young in the near future, but Kelly's lack of production gives fantasy owners no incentive to pick him up in typical leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:00 pm
    • Nene quiet in surprisingly close win vs. L.A.
      Nene had a quiet game vs. the Lakers on Tuesday with six points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He's averaging a mediocre 13.1 points and 5.3 boards in 26 minutes since Dec. 31, but the bigger issue is his injury history -- Nene has missed 33.0 percent of his games over the past three seasons. Backup PF/C Kris Humphries has been terrific for two straight games and Nene's owners shouldn't rely on more than top-100 value going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:56 pm
    • LeBron James tweaks wrist in win over Pistons
      LeBron James tweaked his wrist on Tuesday vs. the Pistons, but remained in the game to the tune of 32 points, seven assists, six boards and one steal in 36 minutes to lead the Cavaliers to their seventh straight win.

      Advice: He landed on his wrist awkwardly and immediately grasped at it in pain, but he said after the game that it was simply a "stinger" so he shouldn't be in danger of missing any time. The Cavaliers are much more aggressive when James is on the floor and his return from knee and back soreness earlier this month has helped them pick up some serious steam in the Eastern Conference. Expect him to keep up his torrid pace on Wednesday vs. Portland. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:35 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kirk Hinrich starting on Tuesday vs. Warriors
      Kirk Hinrich will draw the start in place of Jimmy Butler (illness) for Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: Butler should be fine with a little rest, so Hinrich will shift back to the bench as soon as Butler returns. If you combine that with the fact that Hinrich's game doesn't translate to fantasy very well, it's safe to leave him on the wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:16 pm
    • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will not return Tues
      Dwyane Wade injured his hamstring during Tuesday's game against the Bucks and will not return.

      Advice: It's important to note that this injury occurred to his other hamstring, and not the one that cost him two games earlier in the month. Judging by Wade's body language, it looks like Wade could see some additional time on the sidelines until he is at or close to 100 percent. The Heat don't have a true backup shooting guard, so Mario Chalmers, Shabazz Napier and Norris Cole could see big minutes in the backcourt in the short-term. Wade finished tonight's game with 12 points, one board, four assists and two steals. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:12 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mirza Teletovic (blood clots) cannot fly
      Mirza Teletovic (blood clots in lungs) will need to be driven across the US back to Brooklyn after being discharged from an LA hospital, as it is too dangerous for him to fly.

      Advice: Teletovic is set to miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season, and we wish him the best in his recovery. It's not clear exactly how long Teletovic will be unable to fly, but if this is a long-term thing, it could put his career in jeopardy. Teletovic's reserve minutes will likely fall to guys like Cory Jefferson, Bojan Bogdanovic, and Brook Lopez. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:30 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Atl
    • Dwight Howard tweaks ankle during practice
      Dwight Howard tweaked his right ankle during Tuesday's practice, and remains a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. Dallas.

      Advice: "It wasn’t as bad as when it happened, but I had to sit out of practice, so we’ll see how it feels [Wednesday]," Howard said. "Hopefully I can play, but if not, we still have a great chance to win the game." While Joey Dorsey would draw the start if Howard sits, Josh Smith and Donatas Motiejunas would see the biggest increase in value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:07 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • Matt Barnes fined $25k for cursing at a fan
      Matt Barnes was fined $25,000 on Tuesday for "directing inappropriate language toward a fan" during Sunday's game vs. Suns.

      Advice: He had some choice words for a fan after receiving a technical foul during Sunday's game, and this is nothing new for Barnes. In fantasy related news, Barnes left Monday's game against the Nuggets with an abdominal strain, and he is expected to be re-evaluated on Wednesday. If Barnes is forced to sit, Jamal Crawford would be the primary beneficiary. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:23 pm
    • Nicolas Batum says his wrist mostly pain-free
      Nicolas Batum did some shooting during Tuesday's practice, and said that his wrist has improved to the point that he's mostly pain-free.

      Advice: Batum remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavs, but it appears that he is going to try and give it a go. Owners will need to check back closer to Wednesday's tip-off for an official update, but if he's ruled out, look for Wesley Matthews, Damian Lillard, and LaMarcus Aldridge to pick up the slack. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:05 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) questionable Wednesday
      Nicolas Batum said his wrist is feeling better, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

      Advice: Batum perhaps could use some rest as he's been shooting a career-low 38.8 percent from the field this season while dealing with a torn ligament on the outside of his right (shooting) wrist, but he's also a guy known to fight through injuries. However, if he's forced to sit, look for Wesley Matthews, Damian Lillard, and LaMarcus Aldridge to get some more opportunities on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:23 am
       
      Injured
    • Terrence Jones could play vs Mavs on Weds
      Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said there's a chance that Terrence Jones (leg) could play against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Jones was able to go through a full practice on Tuesday and it's looking like there's a chance the Jones will make his season debut on Wednesday against the Mavericks. He'll be battling for minutes with Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith upon his return, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:49 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • Tony Wroten weighing options on ACL tear
      Tony Wroten (knee) is weighing his options on what to do about his partial ACL tear.

      Advice: Surgery was originally thought to be the only option, but Wroten still wants to explore other alternatives. "A partial tear is so different than a torn ACL," Wroten said. "It is not a guarantee, 100 percent, that I have to have surgery. It is a tough decision, an important decision that I want to make." Whether he opts for surgery or not, Wroten is likely to miss the rest of the regular season while Larry Drew II, K.J. McDaniels, Robert Covington, and Jerami Grant will all get a small boost in fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:48 am
       
      Injured
    • Terrence Jones questionable for Weds
      Terrence Jones (leg) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

      Advice: This comes as good news as this is the first change to Jones' status in months. Jones doesn't belong on standard league fantasy rosters as he'll likely be eased back into a crowded rotation alongside Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith, but he's worth a flier in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:38 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • Dwight Howard will be game-time for Weds
      Dwight Howard (ankle) will be a game-time decisions for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

      Advice: We'll update Howard's status as more news becomes available, but there's a good chance he sits out a second consecutive game after leaving Friday's game with a sprained ankle. If Howard sits, Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith, and Joey Dorsey would see the biggest boost in fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:35 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • Timberwolves set to sign Lorenzo Brown
      The Minnesota Timberwolves are close to signing Lorenzo Brown to a 10-day contract, according to Keith Langlois of Pistons.com.

      Advice: The Timberwolves originally drafted Brown and are close to brining the 24-year-old back into the fold. Brown has yet to play above the D-League this season, so he can be left on waiver wires as he won't provide much fantasy value as a bench player. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:27 am
    • Matt Barnes dealing with abdominal strain
      Matt Barnes left Monday's game against the Nuggets with an abdominal strain.

      Advice: Barnes suffered the strain in the fourth quarter of Monday's win and will be looked at again on Wednesday. Head coach Doc Rivers said the team won't panic if Barnes misses any time, so we'll have to update this situation as more news becomes available. If Barnes misses any games, Jamal Crawford would see the biggest boost in his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:48 am
    • Barnes gets back on track against the Nugs
      Matt Barnes hit 7-of-11 shots (including two threes) for 18 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in Monday's win over the Nuggets.

      Advice: Barnes hit just 1-of-9 shots on Sunday and bouncing back nicely owners have to be fairly happy about their pickup. He has been dealing with an ab strain but didn't show any signs of it tonight, as he sits on a month of top 40-60 production. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:13 pm
    • Jannero Pargo doing some stuff at practice
      Jannero Pargo (back) went through some of practice on Monday.

      Advice: He is still not ready for game action, so he won't back up Brian Roberts right away. What's more, the Hornets will probably acquire a backup point guard before Pargo is ready to roll. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:37 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ SA
    • Kemba Walker will have left knee surgery
      Kemba Walker will have surgery on a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee and is out indefinitely.

      Advice: The team has not provided a specific timetable, but usually surgery on a torn lateral meniscus requires 6-8 weeks on the sidelines. That means we might no see Walker on the court until the middle of March and perhaps later. Fantasy owners are going to have to weigh their options on stashing Walker for that long. Brian Roberts should be picked up just about everywhere while Lance Stephenson and Gary Neal pick up some extra value, too. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:43 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ SA
    • Report: Kemba Walker leaning towards surgery
      Kemba Walker (knee) is leaning towards undergoing surgery on his left knee due to meniscus damage.

      Advice: He had a meniscus injury back in high school and it's been a problem for him in the past couple weeks. The surgery would cost him six weeks of playing time, which means he would be looking at a return in mid-March. If he does opt to have the surgery, Brian Roberts would get the start and should be owned in all standard leagues. Lance Stephenson should run the offense more and have a higher ceiling in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:32 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ SA
    • Jannero Pargo (back) could return this week
      Jannero Pargo (back) could return later this week.

      Advice: Pargo has been dealing with a back injury for the better part of a month, but most people probably had no idea since he's not relevant to fantasy owners. Even with Kemba Walker (knee) dealing with an injury, it's likely to stay that way. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:23 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ SA
    • Kemba Walker getting second opinion on knee
      Kemba Walker is in New York to get a second opinion on his knee injury.

      Advice: It's not ideal, but it's not necessarily bad news, either. There has been a lot of smoke suggesting that Walker needs surgery and would be better off doing it now, but a final determination has not been made. Walker's MRI results will give us a much better idea of what to expect going forward. Losing Kemba for an extended period of time would be detrimental, and the void would leave Lance Stephenson, Brian Roberts and Gary Neal picking up extra time. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:13 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ SA
    • Amare Stoudemire expecting to miss time
      Amare Stoudemire (wrist, ankle) is expecting to miss time.

      Advice: "I'm sure it's going to be a little time for me to get over this ankle sprain and my wrist sprain," Stoudemire said. Assuming STAT is out on Monday at the very least, it would mean more minutes for guys like Lance Thomas, Jason Smith and Lou Amundson. From a fantasy perspective, Thomas is the most interesting name as he has back-to-back games with 16 points, and is averaging 16 points, six rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals on 15-of-29 shooting over that span. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:40 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Ryan Kelly scores two points in another start
      Ryan Kelly struggled in another start for L.A. with two points, one rebound, three assists and one steal in 20 minutes during Sunday's home loss.

      Advice: Kelly will get an extended audition as a starter and his role is relatively secure with Kobe Bryant (shoulder) out of commission. Whether he'll have any fantasy appeal remains to be seen, however, and nearly all owners should observe him from a safe distance. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:10 pm
    • Jordan Clarkson struggles vs Houston, Pat Bev
      Jordan Clarkson couldn't get anything going in 28 minutes vs. the Rockets on Sunday, going 2-of-10 from the field to finish with eight points, two assists, one steal and five turnovers.

      Advice: Patrick Beverley will have this effect on opposing PGs and Clarkson gets a pass for the dud. Lakers coach Byron Scott said he'll keep his current starting lineup intact for "15 to 20 games" which gives Clarkson a nice window to establish himself. Deep-league owners should already own him, and he's firmly on the radar in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:05 pm
    • Danny Green's slump continues on Sunday
      Danny Green couldn't break out of his cold spell against the Bucks on Sunday, scoring just three points on 1-of-9 shooting while adding two boards, three assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He has now failed to score in double digits for the fourth game in a row, and it's obvious that he is losing confidence quickly. Green was in the midst of an incredible season prior to this slump, so his owners should hold onto him in the hope that he turns it around soon. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:37 pm
    • Matt Barnes shoots 1-of-9 in easy win vs Suns
      Matt Barnes couldn't find the range vs. Phoenix, shooting 1-of-9 from the field for four points in 26 minutes of action.

      Advice: He helped fantasy owners in other ways, fortunately, adding five rebounds, two assists and two steals during the Clippers' 120-100 road win. Barnes tends to run hot and cold but overall he's a steady top-100 value with averages of 9.8 points, 1.7 threes, 3.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks, in addition to typically solid FG and FT percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:52 pm
    • Dwight Howard (ankle) ruled out vs. Lakers
      Dwight Howard (ankle) will not play against the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: Coach Kevin McHale wasn't too hopeful that Howard would play tonight, and it looks like there is a legitimate chance that he misses additional time. We will consider Howard day-to-day for now, and we will update his status when we know more. The Rockets have yet to name a replacement in the starting lineup, but Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith will likely be the primary beneficiaries. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:00 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • LeBron James scores 34, Cavs win 6th straight
      LeBron James scored 34 points to lead five Cavaliers in double-digits on Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, seven rebounds and five assists in Cleveland's sixth straight victory.

      Advice: The re-tooled Cavs are figuring out how to win as a team, which is an unwelcome development for the rest of the Eastern Conference. James shot 11-of-25 from the field and 10-of-13 at the FT line, and rounded out Sunday's gem with a steal and two blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:28 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dwyane Wade goes for 26-3-3 in Miami win
      Dwyane Wade scored 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting during Sunday's win over the Bulls, adding three rebounds, three assists, and five turnovers.

      Advice: Wade was also a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe, and it appears he's completely over his illness that held him back during Friday's game. Wade also reportedly told Hassan Whiteside to shut up and block shots, which resulted in Whiteside setting a franchise and career-high in blocked shots (12) tonight. Nice. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:47 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) questionable Monday
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Brooklyn

      Advice: Batum recently admitted that he's dealing with a torn ligament on the outside of his right wrist, and his shot has been off all season (currently a career-low 38.8 percent from the field), so perhaps some rest could be a good thing for him. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, so check back for another update closer to Monday's tip. If Batum is forced to sit, expect Wesley Matthews, Damian Lillard, and LaMarcus Aldridge to get some more shots. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:28 pm
       
      Injured
    • Report: CHA wants Kemba Walker to get surgery
      Kemba Walker is reportedly being advised by Charlotte management to undergo surgery due to the fact that he is dealing with an injury to his meniscus.

      Advice: Walker is set to undergo an MRI on Monday, after which we will know more about his status. It's not yet known whether he is dealing with a separate tear, or if it's the same cyst that he's been dealing with since high school. If the surgery is done for a cyst he would be looking at around six weeks on the sidelines, but a separate tear would likely be the end of Walker’s season. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:59 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ SA
    • Terrence Jones could return 'within a week'
      When head coach Kevin McHale was asked about Terrence Jones' availability for Wednesday's game vs. Dallas, he did not rule Jones out and said that he will return "sooner rather than later."

      Advice: McHale added that Jones could return "within a week," and it appears he is getting very close to playing basketball again. However, he will be fighting for minutes with Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith, so it will be very difficult for him to produce the same way he was at the beginning of the season. Still, he's worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:19 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • Report: DET likely to call up Lorenzo Brown
      Detroit is reportedly strongly considering calling up Lorenzo Brown from their D-League affiliate.

      Advice: Brown would be fighting for reserve minutes with Spencer Dinwiddie, so he'd be unlikely to get enough playing time to matter in most leagues. Until he actually signs a contract, Brown can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:05 pm
    • Dwight Howard (ankle) game-time decision Sun.
      Dwight Howard (ankle) did not participate during shootaround, and he is considered a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: It's worth noting that head coach Kevin McHale said he's "not real hopeful," that Dwight will play tonight, so it's sounding like he's closer to doubtful than a game-time decision. If Howard is forced to sit that Rockets could go with Joey Dorsey at the center spot, or it's possible they slide over Donatas Motiejunas to the center position and start Josh Smith at power forward. We'll have a better idea of the starting lineup closer to tip-off, but Smith and Motiejunas would likely be the primary beneficiaries. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:17 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • Amare Stoudemire injures ankle and wrist Sun
      Amare Stoudemire suffered a sprained ankle and a sprained wrist during Saturday's game with Charlotte.

      Advice: "I suffered a sprained ankle and sprained right wrist,’’ Stoudemire said. "It was a lot of physical contact out there. A lot of my moves attacking the basket, I got swiped down on it, caught my wrist almost every time. I tried to play through it but I was struggling. I couldn’t be myself out there.’’ The news just keeps getting worse for Amare, and it's already known that his knee is also a major concern moving forward. At this point it is safe to assume that Amare doesn't have a great shot to play on Monday vs. the Kings, but we will be sure to monitor his status closely. If he does end up sitting, expect to see more of Cole Aldrich, Jason Smith, Lou Amundson and Lance Thomas. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:30 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Surgery could be an option for Kemba Walker?
      Kemba Walker is set to have an MRI on his knee and surgery is reportedly not off the table.

      Advice: He has been dealing with a cyst in his left knee since high school so it's very surprising to see it flare up now. There is no indication as to when Walker will be evaluated, but we would expect another report soon. Walker's owners shouldn't panic just yet, and should wait until further details are released before doing anything drastic. Should Walker miss any time, Brian Roberts will likely step into a starting role with Lance Stephenson and Gary Neal also handling the ball more. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:51 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ SA
    • Nic Batum (wrist) admits he has torn ligament
      Nicolas Batum admitted on Saturday that he suffered a torn ligament on the outside of his right wrist on Dec. 17.

      Advice: It was obvious something was structurally wrong with Batum and now we know what it is. He's aggravated it probably more times than we care to count and the Blazers may still be weighing his treatment options. At this point, he's likely going to miss a week or two. There really isn't a great pickup to make with Batum out. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Amare Stoudemire plays 12 minute
      Amare Stoudemire scored just one point in 12 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday with four rebounds.

      Advice: He had a minor ankle sprain tonight and was able to return. Stoudemire just didn't seem like himself and he was a little more bashful on the offensive side. He's not going to be worth owning in most leagues, especially considering how frequently he'll miss games. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:45 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) out for Saturday night
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) won't play against the Wizards on Saturday.

      Advice: He almost had no chance to play tonight due to his nagging wrist injury. It's interesting that LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) is playing tonight and maybe Batum's status was a factor in his decision. The Blazers will use about five different guys to fill the void left by Batum, so there's little reason to make a pickup in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:20 pm
       
      Injured
    • Amare Stoudemire goes to the locker room
      Amare Stoudemire went to the locker room in the first half against the Hornets on Saturday and is probable to return.

      Advice: He is back on the bench with a minor ankle sprain and should be OK. If he's limited, expect to see more of Cole Aldrich, Quincy Acy, Jason Smith and Lance Thomas. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:31 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Carmelo Anthony (rest) won't play on Saturday
      Carmelo Anthony (rest) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

      Advice: The Knicks played him 42 minutes on Friday and one would think they had no intention of playing him tonight given that amount of playing time. Anthony has taken 24 shots from the field in each of his last two games, so there is going to be quite a hole to fill. Langston Galloway should see his usage rate climb to over 20 in 30-35 minutes while it'll be a collective effort of Lance Thomas, Travis Wear, Cleanthony Early and Tim Hardaway Jr. playing more on the wing. Shane Larkin could get some minutes at shooting guard, too. Melo should be ready for Monday against the Kings. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:27 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Dwight Howard (ankle) questionable for Sunday
      Dwight Howard (right ankle sprain) is questionable to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: The last time the Rockets played the Lakers, we were hit with a surprise knee injury for Howard back on Nov. 19. The Rockets are off until Wednesday following Sunday, so maybe sitting him down in what should be a win. Joey Dorsey would start with Donatas Motiejunas logging some minutes at the five. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:17 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • Kemba Walker (knee soreness) out Saturday
      Kemba Walker (left knee cyst) will miss Saturday's game against the Knicks due to knee soreness.

      Advice: With tonight off, he'll have four days to recover. Walker had a really bad game against the Cavs on Friday, so it makes sense to sit him down. It'll be Brian Robert logging minutes as the starter in a favorable matchup. We can also expect to see Lance Stephenson run the offense a little more tonight. Gary Neal will also play some minutes at backup point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:02 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ SA
    • JaVale McGee (leg) out for a few games
      JaVale McGee (leg) is improving, but is still expected to miss a few more games.

      Advice: He's not going to play against the Wizards on Sunday. McGee's leg fracture just has not fully recovered and the Nuggets won't be playing him big minutes even once he's healthy. Fantasy owners can ignore him in most cases. Meanwhile, Jusuf Nurkic has been a letdown, but is still worth owning. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:42 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • Amare Stoudemire (knee) is available Saturday
      Amare Stoudemire (knee) is available to play on Saturday vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: He could see a bump in production if Carmelo Anthony (knee) decides to sit this one out, but Stoudemire is too inconsistent to use in most leagues. There is simply too much injury risk involved with Stoudemire, so owners would be advised to look elsewhere for production, especially with fantasy playoffs right around the corner. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:55 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Carmelo Anthony (knee) questionable Saturday
      Carmelo Anthony (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: It's the second half of a back-to-back set and there is no doubt that Melo's knee has been an issue all season, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the Knicks exercise caution here. We should know more his status closer to tip-off so owners should check back before plugging him into lineups. The Knicks' rotation is a mess right now, but Quincy Acy, Travis Wear and Cleanthony Early should all be in the mix for more minutes if Melo decides to sit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:52 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Coach Byron Scott praises Jordan Clarkson
      Coach Byron Scott heaped praise on rookie Jordan Clarkson after his first career start on Friday against the Spurs.

      Advice: "I am very happy with the way Jordan played," Scott said. "He just looked like he was very poised and the moment wasn’t too big for him." Clarkson scored 11 points with four assists and three boards, but given his high usage rate he should see his numbers improve with continued opportunity. There is still no word on whether or not his move to the starting lineup is permanent, but the Lakers would be wise to give their younger players a chance to develop in a lost season. Clarkson is worth keeping a close eye on moving forward, so keep him on your radar. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:54 am
    • Kelly doesn't do much in 22-minute start
      Ryan Kelly started at small forward in Friday's loss to the Spurs, scoring seven points on 2-of-4 shooting with three rebounds and one block in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Kelly hasn't done anything of much value this season, but he has flashed potential in the past and as the Lakers turn the page on this season he'll be worth watching. If you're in a 14-16 team league and want to take a flier it's not the craziest thing we've heard of. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:41 am
    • Clarkson steps in for Lin, posts low-end line
      Jordan Clarkson drew the start at point guard for the Lakers on Friday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting (no threes) with three rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes.

      Advice: This is a successful outing for him in the grand scheme of things but there are a lot of questions in L.A. right now, starting with Jeremy Lin's (DNP-CD) future and then heading right into whether or not Clarkson's game translates into fantasy value. He's a flier at best barring news that he's suddenly the man in charge, but he could quickly capture our attention so stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:39 am
    • Wade (illness) struggles through Friday's win
      Dwyane Wade played through an illness on Friday against the Pacers, finishing with 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting with zero rebounds, four assists and two steals in 32 minutes.

      Advice: The illness certainly affected his performance and with six turnovers owners would have been fine if he just skipped this one. He's a major shutdown candidate and owners will want to root for the Heat to stay healthy and competitive for a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:47 pm
       
      Injured
    • Carmelo Anthony plays 42 minutes in win
      Carmelo Anthony played 42 minutes against the Magic on Friday with 25 points, seven rebounds, four assists, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He scored 27 points on Wednesday and he's looked completely healthy since his return last week. Anthony looks like he's going to be safe to start, but there are just too many indications that the Knicks are going to shut him down at some point this season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:55 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Cavs crush Hornets, LeBron scores 25 points
      LeBron James had no trouble with the Hornets on Friday during a 129-90 win, scoring 25 points with six rebounds, nine assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

      Advice: The Cavs were up 35 points at half and the Hornets just couldn't' stop them whatsoever. After all the daytime sports talk shows were freaking out, the Cavs are on a five-game winning streak and have three consecutive games with a double-digit margin of victory. LeBron looks like he's back. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:17 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kemba Walker has another poor showing
      Kemba Walker struggled for the second straight game during a pathetic 129-90 loss to the Cavs on Friday, making 3-of-14 from the field for eight points with four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made just 3-of-14 from the field tonight after making just 2-of-9 on Wednesday. Walker was thriving while the Hornets had their big guns on the sidelines, but his efficiency went way up along with the usage rate. He had most of his success off the dribble, which is a bit more of an isolated stat based on who he's playing next too. He'll bounce back soon. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:01 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ SA
    • Dwight Howard (right ankle) out for game
      Dwight Howard suffered a right ankle sprain and will not return to Friday's game against the Suns.

      Advice: It didn't look too bad, but the Rockets are just going to play it safe, especially considering how many players have missed time due to playing through sprained ankles this season. Joey Dorsey will be the main center while Donatas Motiejunas can help out at the five, too. The Rockets will play the Lakers on Sunday and Howard should be considered questionable for that one. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:40 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • Dwight Howard goes to the locker room
      Dwight Howard asked out of Friday's game in Phoenix and went to the locker room.

      Advice: It's unclear what happened and he may have just tweaked an ankle injury. Howard has been on the injury report for over a month due to his knee injury and he was probable today. We'll add an update as it becomes available. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:28 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • JaVale McGee (leg) in uniform, won't play
      JaVale McGee (leg) will suit up on Friday, but he will not play vs. the Cetlics.

      Advice: McGee has been a constant disappointment for the last couple of years, and there's not much reason to own him in most leagues due to his constant injury risk and limited upside. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:52 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • JaVale McGee won't play on Friday night
      JaVale McGee (leg) will not play against the Celtics on Friday.

      Advice: He was questionable and there is still no firm timetable for his return, but it should be soon. McGee is not worth stashing in most leagues because he won't play a lot anyway. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:30 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • Ryan Kelly starting for the Lakers
      Ryan Kelly will start against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: It'll be his third start of the season. In his previous two, he averaged 7.5 points, 7.5 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.5 treys. Kelly could be worth a look in deeper leagues for owners needing treys. Of course, he's had a lot of trouble staying healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:17 pm
    • A New Day: Clarkson, Kelly and Sacre starting
      Jordan Clarkson, Wayne Ellington, Ryan Kelly, Jordan Hill and Robert Sacre will start against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: It's a new day in Lakerland. Clarkson was a ball-dominant guy at summer league and is able of beating his guys off the dribble. The Lakers are likely going to give him some run to see what he has, so he's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:12 pm
    • Wade and Deng starting, Whiteside is not
      Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng will start against the Pacers on Friday.

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

      Advice: He is in the arena and there's no indication that he will sit. Wade missed shootaround this morning and he's likely going to be less than 100 percent. He'll be a risky play in DFS tonight and we'll look for an other update regarding his status in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:52 pm
       
      Injured
    • Amare Stoudemire (rest) out vs. the Magic
      Amare Stoudemire (rest) will not play against the Magic on Friday.

      Advice: He will play against the Hornets on Saturday. The Knicks have another game on Monday and it was obvious Stoudemire wasn't going to play in both games. With STAT out, Cole Aldrich will likely get minutes again while Jason Smith and Lou Amundson may also play more. Carmelo Anthony may be a stretch four, too. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:49 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Tony Wroten has partial tear of right ACL
      Tony Wroten has been diagnosed with a partial tear of his right ACL and will have surgery.

      Advice: He is without a timetable, but it will almost certainly end his season. Wroten was one of the most fun players to watch with his relentless attack on the rim and the Sixers are going to have a tough time replacing his sky-high usage rate of 30.3 in his 29.8 minutes per game. Larry Drew II will continue to be the backup point guard while it'll be a group effort of K.J. McDaniels, Robert Covington and maybe even Jerami Grant getting more minutes on the wings. Wroten can be cut in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:10 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) doubtful for Saturday
      Nicolas Batum (wrist) is doubtful to play against the Wizards on Saturday.

      Advice: There is still no word of Batum getting an MRI, but it would appear he's going to miss multiple games. He's been dealing with wrist soreness for over a month and he's been fairly open about how it's having an adverse effect on his shooting. The Blazers will have to use a combination of Dorell Wright, Victor Claver, and Allen Crabbe to play the three. However, Wes Matthews will certainly slide over to small forward, which could also get C.J. McCollum and Steve Blake some minutes. Also, the Blazers will have more minutes available for Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson. Yeah, this rotation is a mess. We know. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:55 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) questionable vs. Pacers
      Dwyane Wade (illness) didn't go through Friday's shootaround and he's questionable to play vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: Hassan Whiteside (ankle) is also questionable but it sounds like Luol Deng (illness) will be back in uniform, giving Miami a much-needed boost if Wade isn't able to suit up. The Heat are unlikely to determine his status until close to the 7:30 ET tip-off in Miami. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:30 am
       
      Injured
    • Dwight Howard (strained knee) probable Friday
      Dwight Howard (strained right knee) is listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Dwight is perpetually listed on Houston's injury list as 'probable' so this shouldn't alarm his fantasy owners. His right knee has bothered him all year and Houston may need to give him some rest as the season progresses, however, so we'll continue to closely monitor his health. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:05 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • Mirza Teletovic (lungs) done for the season
      Mirza Teletovic will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs.

      Advice: Teletovic pulled himself from Thursday's game due to shortness of breath and subsequent testing revealed that he's suffering from bilateral pulmonary embolus. He'll stay at a hospital in L.A. for further tests and to begin treatment, which includes blood-thinners, and will return to Brooklyn once doctors clear him to travel. His absence should lead to more playing time for backup forwards Cory Jefferson and Bojan Bogdanovic. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:53 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Atl
    • Pat Riley says Heat have 'underachieved'
      Heat president Pat Riley said on Thursday that his team has "underachieved" this season.

      Advice: "We’ve had a lot of opportunities, 10 or 12 games to overcome adversity ... and we haven’t been able to," Riley said. "We are in the fight with five or six other teams for probably the playoffs, spots six, seven and eight." Miami's 18-24 record puts them in the No. 7 seed in the East, but they're just three games above the No. 11 seed Celtics. Dwyane Wade and company will try to pad their lead with a home win vs. the Pacers on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:20 am
       
      Injured
    • Mirza Teletovic (shortness of breath) is OK
      Mirza Teletovic tweeted that "now everything is ok" following Thursday's game.

      Advice: He had a shortness of breath on Thursday and had to go to the hospital. It's still unclear if he's going to miss time and the Nets will likely provide another update on Friday. Teletovic has cooled off and is not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:13 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Atl
    • Nicolas Batum wearing a large wrist brace
      Nicolas Batum was wearing a large brace on his right wrist following Thursday's game against the Celtics.

      Advice: He could not play through the pain this time after aggravating an old injury. Batum has dealt with a right wrist injury for over the past month and he also dealt with it last season. He said he can't use his wrist right now and he's unsure how much time he's going to miss. In other words, it sounds like he's not going to play on Saturday. Expect to see more of C.J. McCollum, Steve Blake, Dorell Wright, Thomas Robinson, Will Barton and Victor Claver to get more minutes in what will appear to be a random selection from coach Terry Stotts. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:05 pm
       
      Injured
    • Teletovic (shortness of breath) in hospital
      Mirza Teletovic was taken to the hospital on Thursday due to shortness of breath.

      Advice: He changed into his street clothes and this is still a developing story. There was no indication of what's exactly wrong with Teletovic and hopefully he's going to be able to play this weekend. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:59 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Atl
    • Nicolas Batum (wrist) out for game vs. BOS
      Nicolas Batum (right wrist) will not return to Thursday's game due to a wrist injury.

      Advice: This nagging shooting wrist injury just will not go away. Batum has been complaining about his wrist injury for almost two months and the Blazers might give him an MRI to make sure he didn't aggravate anything structurally. With Batum out, Dorell Wright, who was the 11th man in the rotation tonight, will pick up some extra playing time. Batum did not score with three rebounds, four assists and no turnovers in 22 minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:30 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dwyane Wade fined $15,000 on Thursday
      Dwyane Wade was fined $15,000 by the NBA for making an obscene gesture during Wednesday's loss to Charlotte.

      Advice: It has been a rough season for the Heat so it's not surprising to see Wade let out some frustration. On the bright side, Wade was able to play through his hamstring injury on Wednesday and it didn't appear that he was limited in any fashion. As always, simply check the injury report before inserting Wade into lineups as his next DNP is always right around the corner. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:15 pm
       
      Injured
    • JaVale McGee (leg) is questionable Friday
      JaVale McGee (leg) practiced in full on Thursday, and is now considered questionable for Friday's game against Boston.

      Advice: We still doubt that he ends up playing against the Celtics, but it is good to see him finally closing in on a return. McGee will likely be eased into action once he does suit up, so there is no need to take a flier on him outside of ridiculously deep leagues at the moment. We will pass along further updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:43 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • Sixers concerned about Tony Wroten
      76ers head coach Brett Brown said the 76ers are concerned about Tony Wroten (knee).

      Advice: Wroten flew out to California to see a knee specialist on Wednesday, so Brown's statement on Thursday doesn't exactly sound like good news. It would stand to reason that Wroten is doubtful to play in Friday's game against the Raptors and his fantasy owners may want to brace themselves for a prolonged absence. Michael Carter-Williams will continue to see all the minutes he can handle while Wroten is out, while Larry Drew II will see an uptick in minutes as well. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:59 am
       
      Injured
    • Carmelo Anthony says tanking is bad mentality
      Carmelo Anthony said that tanking is a bad mentality for the 7-36 Knicks to have.

      Advice: "I don't know how to have that mindset," Anthony said after Wednesday's win against the 76ers. "To say that we're going to go out there and we want to lose a basketball game, I think that's a bad mentality to have." Tanking or not, Anthony's fantasy owners should be exploring trade options since there's a good chance he elects for knee surgery before the end of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:02 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • David Lee nearly dub-dubs in garbage time
      David Lee hit 4-of-9 shots for nine points, 10 rebounds, three steals and a block in Wednesday's easy win over the Rockets.

      Advice: He got most of his numbers in garbage time, when Draymond Green was on the bench with a huge Warriors lead. The Rockets made a comeback, but never threatened to win the game, and the simple truth is that Lee isn't really worth owning in most leagues. Having said that, congratulations are in order for his 10,000th point tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:57 pm
    • Dwight Howard struggles in loss to GSW
      Dwight Howard hit just 3-of-8 shots for seven points, 11 rebounds and zero blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors, and also committed five turnovers.

      Advice: Hey, at least he didn't kill your free throw percentage (1-of-2 tonight). His last multi-block game was way back on Dec. 15 and he's had seven games since then without a single block. The Warriors were dominant tonight and Howard never got it going, but his lack of shot blocking is one of the great mysteries in the NBA right now. He's also dealing with a sore knee, but that didn't appear to be bothering him tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:31 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • Nene scores 24 points vs. the Thunder
      Nene scored a season-high 24 points with four rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in 34 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's his second 20-point game in his last three and his 34 minutes tonight were the first time he's played more than 31 minutes since Nov. 20. Nene's minutes tend to fluctuate and he only played 18 minutes on Monday, so it's still going to be hard to trust him. If you want to give him a try following this game, you can give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:40 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony scores 27, Knicks win again
      Carmelo Anthony looked great against the 76ers on Wednesday during a 98-91 win, scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: That's two victories in a row, and that's called a winning streak. Anthony didn't have any trouble getting clean looks tonight, but that'll happen against the 76ers. He is still going to be a shutdown candidate, so his fantasy owners will want to consider trying to deal him while he has some value right now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:29 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Terrence Ross scoreless in 18 minutes Wed.
      Terrence Ross disappeared on Wednesday, going scoreless on 0-of-3 shooting with four rebounds and one block in 18 minutes off the Raptors' bench.

      Advice: Anyone waiting for a sign to cut T-Ross should take this as their cue. He's suffering a crisis of confidence, he recently ceded his starting job to Greivis Vasquez, and this marks his second scoreless effort in the Raptors' past three games. Keep an eye on him, but his 9-of-30 shooting over the past five games should cement him to the waiver wire in typical leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:22 pm
    • LeBron James, Kyrie Irving play despite flu
      LeBron James and Kyrie Irving played through a flu bug on Wednesday as the Cavaliers won their fourth straight game in a blowout over the Jazz.

      Advice: James had 26 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, four steals and seven turnovers, and Irving added 18 points, four assists, five steals and two 3-pointers. Kevin Love also chipped in with a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds, as the Cavs appear to finally be figuring things out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:42 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kemba Walker struggles with shot in return
      Kemba Walker returned from a knee injury on Wednesday but hit just 4-of-17 shots and 2-of-9 3-pointers in a tough win over the Heat.

      Advice: Walker finished with 15 points, two rebounds and just one assist after missing two games, but the good news is he played 34 minutes and made some clutch free throws down the stretched that helped secure a close win. As long as he didn't suffer a setback, he should be good to go, while the Hornets have now quietly won eight of their last nine games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:13 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ SA
    • Dwyane Wade hits 8-of-21 shots in start
      Dwyane Wade played through a hamstring injury on Wednesday and hit just 8-of-21 shots for 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals.

      Advice: He missed a couple games with the injury and has now played in two straight with it. Wade may or may not be out of the woods, but given his history, there's a chance he misses another game sooner than later. Wade should basically be considered day-to-day for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:59 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kemba Walker (knee) will play vs. Heat
      Kemba Walker (knee) will play against the Heat on Wednesday.

      Advice: There is no word of any restrictions on Walker today, so he should be good to go. Brian Roberts will move back to the bench and likely get minutes in the teens. Walker was awesome before his injury, but he did dominate without Al Jefferson and Lance Stephenson. He's a risky DFS guy tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:28 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ SA
    • Jrue Holiday (stress reaction) out 2-4 weeks
      Jrue Holiday (leg) will miss the next 2-4 weeks with a stress reaction in his lower leg.

      Advice: Not good. He missed half of the 2013-14 season due to a tibia fracture and it seems like this could be an aggravation. The Pelicans were somewhat secretive with Holiday's leg issue last season, so hopefully they're not doing it again. It'll be Tyreke Evans at point guard with Dante Cunningham starting at small forward. Holiday should still be stashed in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:46 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Den
    • Terrence Jones won't play on this trip
      Terrence Jones (leg) will not play on the current three-game road trip.

      Advice: The Rockets could get him back soon and he is with the team. Jones is in the final stages of his rehab and there's at least a chance he could play next week. While he was on fire to start the season, things are a little different with Donatas Motiejunas playing well and Josh Smith in town. If you want to grab him in exchange for some dead weight, it's not a bad idea. He certainly won't be as great as he was to start the season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:17 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • Jannero Pargo (back) likely unavailable Wed
      Jannero Pargo (back) has started practicing, but he is not expected to be available for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

      Advice: Pargo has a very limited role in Charlotte as the third-string point guard, so owners can continue to leave him on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:54 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ SA
    • LeBron James (illness) will play on Wednesday
      LeBron James (illness) participated in shootaround and will play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He did miss practice on Tuesday, but his owners should not have any concerns about activating him into all lineups. James has averaged 31.8 points per game since returning from knee and back problems, and he has a favorable match tonight against the Jazz. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:07 am
       
      Injured
    • Amare Stoudemire (knee) will play Wednesday
      Amare Stoudemire (knee) will play on Wednesday against the 76ers.

      Advice: He is still expected to come off the bench and will likely only see around 20 minutes of action. Given the concerns over his ailing knee and his questionable role going forward, Stoudemire shouldn't be owned outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:20 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Carmelo Anthony set to play on Wednesday
      Carmelo Anthony said his knee is feeling good and that he will play on Wednesday against the 76ers.

      Advice: Melo did add that he didn't know if his knee could handle a back-to-back set, but his owners won't have to worry about one of those until Jan. 28-29 against the Thunder and Pacers. Anthony should be in all lineups as long as he is active, but his owners should be preparing for the worst if/when he decides to shut it down. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:15 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Danny Green quiet vs. Nuggets on Tuesday
      Danny Green had a quiet game vs. the Nuggets, scoring six points on 2-of-12 shooting with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: The pair of 3s and defensive stats prop up the line for fantasy purposes, which isn't uncommon for the six-year veteran. He's notching 12.7 points, 2.5 threes, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks this season, and the return of Kawhi Leonard may actually help him in the long run -- he's shooting 50.0 percent with Kawhi alongside him this season, but just 41.7 percent when Kawhi isn't on the court. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:49 pm
    • Amare Stoudemire needs to play well to get PT
      Derek Fisher stated during a recent interview that Amare Stoudemire will need to play at a high level to secure his playing time.

      Advice: "Whether [Amare is] out there every night, with 40 games we have to go, I can’t guarantee that," said Fisher. "I think on nights he’s doing the things he did [vs. New Orleans], we should have him on floor as much as we possibly can." Stoudemire's minutes will likely fluctuate greatly for the rest of the season, and with the plethora of random rest days he’s bound to receive, Amare is going to be a tough guy to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:36 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Terrence Jones (leg) getting mobility back
      Terrence Jones (leg) has been more active at practice lately, and while he has yet to go through a full-contact workout, he continues to make steady progress.

      Advice: "I am more active than I've been in so long," Jones said. "Being on the court feels real good and it's a blessing to be able to get up and down and finally move my leg a little and jump and do things with the basketball that I couldn't do two months ago at all." Jones continues to make progress, but the fact that he's going to be fighting for minutes with Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith, and Dwight Howard, his long-term outlook isn't looking great. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:54 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • LeBron James (flu) misses practices Tuesday
      LeBron James (flu-like symptoms) did not practice on Tuesday.

      Advice: The Cavs are waiting to see how LeBron feels after Wednesday morning's shootaround before giving an official update on his status. We'll be calling him questionable for now, and if he is forced to sit, expect Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving to be the primary beneficiaries. J.R. Smith could draw another start, and he would also see an uptick in value with James unavailable. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:30 am
       
      Injured
    • Jrue Holiday questionable for Weds vs Lakers
      Jrue Holiday (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

      Advice: Holiday has missed the Pelicans' last four games and it's a little worrisome that the team hasn't exactly been vocal about updates on the point guard. We'll update Holiday's status after Wednesday's shootaround, but his fantasy owners will want to prepare to be without him again on Wednesday while Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon would see the biggest fantasy value boost if Holiday does indeed sit. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:03 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Den
    • Tony Wroten headed to CA to see specialist
      The 76ers are flying Tony Wroten (knee) out to California on Wednesday to see a specialist.

      Advice: While this isn't doomsday news, it's never a good sign when a player flies across the country to meet with a specialist. The timing of Wroten's visit essentially rules him out for Wednesday's game against the Knicks which means that Michael Carter-Williams should see all the minutes he can handle Wednesday evening. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:08 am
       
      Injured
    • Ross hits two final shots for Raptors in win
      Terrence Ross was moved to a bench role in Monday's win, finishing with 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with five rebounds and one steal.

      Advice: Ross also hit the Raptors' final two buckets and helped seal the game late. With DeMar DeRozan back it's hard to get excited about this line in 12-team formats, so we need to see it again before we'll make him a recommended add. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:01 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony scores 24, Knicks finally win
      The Knicks snapped their 16-game losing streak with a 99-92 win over the Pelicans on Monday with Carmelo Anthony scoring a game-high 24 points, adding nine rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: Anthony started fast with 10 points in the first quarter and the Knicks were finally able to pick up win No. 6 this season. He'll have to avoid knee soreness this season because the team reportedly wants to sit him down. If you can sell high on him, now might be the time. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:52 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Travis Wear plays four minutes vs. Pels
      Travis Wear played four minutes against the Pelicans on Monday and had just one turnover.

      Advice: He didn't take any shots today. Wear's fantasy appeal is directly tied to Carmelo Anthony's status. If Melo is out there, Wear is going to have a very tough time getting minutes. He's only a stash in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:47 pm
    • Amare Stoudemire plays 21 minutes
      Amare Stoudemire played 21 minutes against the Pelicans on Monday with 14 points, six rebounds, one assist and one block.

      Advice: He played very well and was able to operate in the paint thanks to Anthony Davis (toe) not being there. The Knicks will certainly have a minutes cap on Stoudemire most nights and he's likely to sit out on most back-to-back sets, so it's going to be tough to count on him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:41 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Terrence Ross benched, Greivis Vasquez starts
      Terrence Ross will come off the bench against the Bucks on Monday with Greivis Vasquez moving into the starting lineup.

      Advice: "He’s struggling a little bit but there’s no doghouse," coach Dwane Casey said. "We’re going to help him through this." It's been a long time coming for Ross despite Casey saying he didn't want to bench Ross to hurt his confidence just two days ago. That said, Casey really had no choice based on how Ross made just 34.1 percent from the field since Dec. 15. He can be dropped just about everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 4:19 pm
    • Matt Barnes has a bad game vs. Boston
      Matt Barnes cooled off against the Celtics on Monday with three points, three rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Besides the empty scoring, it's a solid line from Barnes. He came in red hot with a 26-point game on Saturday and the minutes are still there for Barnes, so there's no need to worry. He is worth owning in standard leagues with less competition for his minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 3:47 pm
    • Terrence Jones (leg) not practicing fully yet
      Terrence Jones (leg) is making progress, but he hasn't had a full contact practice yet.

      Advice: While he was spotted taking jumpers this week, this news suggests he is going to be out a little while longer. Jones is said to be in the "final stages" of his rehab, but there's simply no telling when we will see him in action. His return should make things interesting in Houston's crowded frontcourt that includes Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Dwight Howard, so Jones' outlook for the season isn't that inspiring. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 2:21 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • Jrue Holiday (ankle) won't play vs. Knicks
      Jrue Holiday (ankle) will not play against the Knicks on Monday.

      Advice: For the second season in a row, the Pelicans are being fairly quiet on Holiday's leg injury, which is not a good sign. This injury is not considered to be serious like last season, but it's certainly possible he'll miss more games. Tyreke Evans will handle the point while Dante Cunningham will start. Expect to see more Eric Gordon, as well. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 1:08 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Den
    • Carmelo Anthony will start vs. Pelicans
      Carmelo Anthony will start against the Pelicans on Monday.

      Advice: He wasn't on the injury report, but there's always a chance Anthony is a late scratch this season. His fantasy owners can get him in their lineups now, but selling high seems like the smart thing to do. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 12:57 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Tony Wroten could have serious knee injury
      Tony Wroten (knee) will not play on Monday, and he could be dealing with a serious knee injury.

      Advice: After Brett Brown gave an ominous update on Wroten's status over the weekend by saying "we're not in a position to talk in detail about him yet because we're still exploring stuff," Brown said on Monday that he has "no further information" about Wroten's status. The only thing he did say was "it might be" more than a sprained knee for Wroten. With Wroten sidelined, Michael Carter-Williams is locked into a huge role, and Larry Drew II will also get a bigger chance to prove himself on his 10-day deal. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 10:38 am
       
      Injured
    • Raptors hope Ross can snap out of his funk
      Dwane Casey said the Raptors are trying to help Terrence Ross break out of his funk "any way we can."

      Advice: "Whether it’s extra work, whether coming out of the lineup is going to help his confidence, whatever it is, we’ve got to get his mojo going," Casey said. Ross has really struggled since the calendar flipped to 2015, and he's averaging just seven points and 1.3 triples on 32.3 percent shooting this month. Greivis Vasquez could see some extra minutes with Ross struggling. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 19, 9:09 am
    • Terrence Ross benched for entire second half
      Terrence Ross was benched for the entire second half of Sunday's game in favor of Greivis Vasquez, finishing with one rebound and no other statistics in just under 11 minutes of action.

      Advice: Ross also missed his three attempts from the field in this disappointing outing, and it's unclear at this point if he'll remain on the bench moving forward. However, Ross has really been slumping for the past six games, and with his only one-dimensional contributions (3-pointers) to fantasy squads, owners shouldn't hesitate to send him to the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 4:04 pm
    • Terrence Jones getting shots up at practice
      Terrence Jones (leg) was spotted getting some shots up during Sunday's practice.

      Advice: Jones is currently in the "final stages" of his rehab, but it's not clear exactly what that means, and he remains without an official return date. He'll return to a crowded frontcourt featuring Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith, and he'll likely be eased back into the rotation, so his rest of season outlook isn't looking promising. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 1:13 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Dal
    • Jrue Holiday (ankle) will not play on Sunday
      Jrue Holiday (ankle) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: With Holiday sidelined, Tyreke Evans, Eric Gordon, and Jimmer Fredette will all see an uptick in value. Evans and Gordon offer the most upside out of the group, and Evans will likely draw another start at point guard. Holiday is going to re-evaluated on Monday before the Pelicans' game against the Knicks, so we'll be monitoring his status closely. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 11:05 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Den
    • Nene puts up a big game vs. Nets
      Nene stuffed the stat sheet against the Nets on Saturday with 20 points, six boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 28 minutes.

      Advice: His minutes have solidified at 26.3 per game in 2015. In his previous nine games, Nene averaged 11.7 points, 5.7 boards, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steals on 52.4 percent from the field. That's usable production in standard leagues, but there's no need to bend over backwards to add him considering how much he's hurt. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 11:40 pm
    • Matt Barnes goes off for 26 and 10 in win
      Matt Barnes made 10-of-15 from the field for 26 points against the Kings on Saturday with 10 rebounds, one assist, one block, three steals and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: Apparently, Matt Barnes and James Harden switched bodies tonight. Although, Barnes has played very well over his last five, averaging 15.8 points, 6.8 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.6 triples in 36.8 minutes. He has to be picked up while he's this hot. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 11:19 pm
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