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  • X-rays are negative on Kirk Hinrich (chest)
    X-rays were negative on Kirk Hinrich's chest and he was diagnosed with a contusion following Thursday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: He didn't play at the end of the game, but that doesn't necessarily mean his injury had anything to do with it. Hinrich finished with nine points, three rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes. If he is going to miss time, Aaron Brooks would almost become a must add as the only healthy point guard who is in the rotation. E'Twaun Moore would also get in the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:22 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ Por
  • Jimmy Butler scores 23 points
    Jimmy Butler scored 23 points against the Kings on Thursday with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and three turnovers.

    Advice: He operated out of the post quite a bit, but he had nine of his 11 makes come off an assist tonight. Butler has been the go-to option for the Bulls these days, but his usage takes a massive hit when Derrick Rose (hamstring) is on the floor. He's putting up first-round value right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • J.J. Redick has a better game vs. Miami
    J.J. Redick had a better effort against the Heat on Thursday with 14 points, two rebounds and four 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

    Advice: He was a no-show on Wednesday with just three points in 21 minutes. Redick was 5-of-11 (45.5 percent) from the field tonight and snapped his four-game streak of failing to shoot over 40 percent from the field. He should be fine as an early-late round guy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:37 pm
  • Quincy Pondexter is questionable for Friday
    Quincy Pondexter (illness) is listed as questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He looks like he's a little behind schedule on the illness, so Pondexter might have a smaller chance to play. He's not a fantasy option as long as Courtney Lee and Tony Allen are out there. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:34 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Tony Allen is questionable for Friday
    Tony Allen (illness) is questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies were missing half of their team on Wednesday, but they look like they could play on Friday because they waived their emergency guys. Allen owners will want to check back tomorrow evening. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:32 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Gary Neal (concussion) probable for Friday
    Gary Neal (concussion) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Neal still needs to pass the leagues' concussion protocol, but it's looking like he's very close to making a return. He's averaging 12.2 points and 1.2 three-pointers per game this season, so he's worth a look for owners seeking a 3-point specialist upon his return. Just know that he's also shooting 39.8 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:08 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Orl
  • Nick Young receives flop warning from league
    Nick Young received a flop warning from the NBA on Thursday.

    Advice: Young drew a foul on Kyle Korver while attempting a 3-point shot, and as the video shows, Korver did not even make contact with Young. The first offense is just a warning, but the second results in a $5,000 fine, with each additional flop resulting in an increased penalty. Young has brought a much-needed scoring-punch to the Lakers' second unit, and is averaging 17.0 points and 2.0 three-pointers through his first two games. He doesn't do much aside from score, but should be able to sustain limited value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:02 pm
  • Courtney Lee (illness) questionable for Fri.
    Courtney Lee (illness) is questionable to play Friday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Tony Allen, Beno Udrih, Kosta Koufos, Jon Leuer, Quincy Pondexter, and Jarnell Stokes are also being listed as questionable with the same illness, leaving the Grizzlies with six healthy bodies for Friday's game. Vince Carter would be in line for some heavy minutes if all seven players are unable to go, and he would make for a nice short-term option in standard leagues. Tayshaun Prince would also have some increased opportunity, while Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol would get all the minutes they can handle. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:10 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • NBPA to file appeal on Jeff Taylor suspension
    The NBPA is set to file an appeal on Jeff Taylor's 24-game suspension for his involvement in a domestic violence case.

    Advice: The NBPA is stating that Taylor's suspension is "excessive, without precedent and a violation of the CBA." However, the decision to actually file the appeal will be Taylor's. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:37 pm
     
    Suspended
    4:00 pm vs Orl
  • Stan Van Gundy defends Caldwell-Pope
    Stan Van Gundy did not take kindly to Markieff Morris' comments following the Piston's loss to the Suns on Wednesday, and had some choice words for Morris.

    Advice: Morris said that the Suns knew Caldwell-Pope would miss his last second shot attempt to win the game because KCP "doesn't have any heart." To which Van Gundy responded: "I'm not quite sure – maybe he knows – but I'm not quite sure what Markieff Morris has accomplished in the league that gets him to the point of mouthing off... It seems to me you should at least participate in a playoff game before you do." Caldwell-Pope has struggled with consistency this year, so he's more of a 3-point specialist for owners in deeper leagues. Just know that KCP's value will take an eventual hit when Jodie Meeks returns to the floor. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:24 pm
  • Glen Rice Jr. heads to D-League Thursday
    The Wizards assigned Glen Rice Jr. to their D-League affiliate on Thursday.

    Advice: The Fort Wayne Mad Ants play back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday, during which Rice should get some much needed minutes after being inactive for the Wizards' past four games. It would take a few injuries for him to have a fantasy-relevant role in Washington. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:05 am
  • Maturing Solomon Hill helping the Pacers
    Pacers head coach pointed to Solomon Hll's growing maturity as a source of strength for the Pacers.

    Advice: Hill had a game-winning putback for the Pacers on Wednesday, but it's his maturity and leadership that is impressing his coach. "From the time we interviewed him before the draft, it was glaring that he was a very mature guy," Vogel said. "The way he carried himself was as impressive to us as anything he did on the basketball court, so to see him show a leadership role this early is not surprising to me." While Hill's fantasy value will take a hit when David West (ankle) returns, his recent play makes him worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:52 am
  • Corey Brewer had to gut through game Weds
    Corey Brewer (illness) admitted that he had to gut through Wednesday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: Brewer wasn't certain if he would be able to suit up after missing morning shootaround, but was able to play 29 minutes despite his illness. "I was hurting so bad," Brewer said. The 28-year-old should be good-to-go for Friday's game against the Spurs, but his fantasy value is still limited to deeper leagues, despite the six steals on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:59 am
  • Jeremy Lin doesn't get his revenge
    Jeremy Lin didn't get his revenge game against the Rockets on Wednesday with three points, four assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers.

    Advice: Patrick Beverley's defense trumps a revenge game almost every time. Lin should be better his next time out, but he did lose some minutes at point guard, which will be worth watching. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:13 am
     
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Andre Roberson plays seven minutes in return
    Andre Roberson returned from a foot injury on Wednesday and played seven minutes, finishing with three points, two rebounds, one assist and a 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's been out for a few weeks with the injury, but could be slotted into the starting SG job once he's fully healthy. That's where he was before the injury, but he isn't much of a fantasy prospect unless you're in a really deep league. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:02 am
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Anthony Morrow not doing much with minutes
    Anthony Morrow played 28 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots for 10 points, without making a 3-pointer.

    Advice: If he's not going to hit threes, he has no fantasy value. Despite getting at least 28 minutes in all but one of his games this season, Morrow hasn't really done anything outside of a 28-point game on Nov. 12. Maybe he'll get it turned around at some point, but the odds aren't in his favor with the return of Andre Roberson from a foot injury tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:56 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Swaggy PhD: Nick Young cures Lakers
    Nick Young helped the Lakers win their second game in a row in a 98-92 victory in Houston, scoring 16 points with four rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers went 1-9 without Young, but they've now won both games with him. He's getting plenty of shots in the second unit and it looks like he'll be able to score in the teens. His owners shouldn't expect much else besides scoring, but give him a look if that's what your team is lacking. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:54 pm
  • Vince Carter struggles in return to Toronto
    Vince Carter got a nice tribute in Toronto on Wednesday that moved him to tears, but he didn't have much left for the actual game, finishing with seven points on 3-of-11 shooting.

    Advice: With Memphis shorthanded due to a flu bug and VC's return to Toronto, we were hoping for big things. He never got it going tonight and his season high is just 11 points, meaning he should be on the waiver wire in your league. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:26 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Quincy Pondexter struggles in start for MEM
    Quincy Pondexter started for the flu-depleted Grizzlies on Wednesday and had just four points and one rebound on 2-of-6 shooting in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Courtney Lee, Tony Allen and a few others were out with the illness tonight, so QP drew the start. He looked like a sneaky daily play, but that plan didn't work out as planned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:24 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Kevin Martin (illness) scores 37 points vs NY
    Kevin Martin played his best game of the season despite needing an IV before a 115-99 win over the Knicks on Wednesday, making 14-of-20 from the field for 37 points with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and seven 3-pointers.

    Advice: Maybe the Knicks didn't want to guard him because they were scared of getting sick. Martin just dropped a 34-point game in his last outing on Saturday and he's one of the hottest shooting guards in the NBA all of the sudden. He's a must-start player right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:18 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs SA
  • Corey Brewer has six steals against NYK
    Corey Brewer played through an illness on Wednesday and looked healthy with 14 points, two rebounds, two assists and six steals in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Brewer had an IV to help his dehydration and he was very questionable to play tonight. This was a big game for his trade value and he's unlikely to be this success again all season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:15 pm
  • Caldwell-Pope scores 15, misses game-winner
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 6-of-13 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points and three steals in 28 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He missed a 3-pointer that would have won the game, prompting Markieff Morris to say he knew KCP would miss the shot, because he has "no heart." Ouch. KCP scored just two points on Nov. 15, but now has 10 and 15 with five 3-pointers over his last two games. The minutes are there, but inconsistency has been a problem for Caldwell-Pope thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:03 pm
  • Andre Roberson returned to action on Wednesday November 19. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:03 pm
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Iman Shumpert makes just 1-of-11 shots
    Iman Shumpert made just 1-of-11 from the field against the Wolves on Wednesday with three points, four rebounds, one assist and four turnovers.

    Advice: He turned in a 21-point gem on Tuesday night and was on the other end of the spectrum. Most of the Knicks wings are not giving Shumpert much competition, so he should still be able to keep his playing time somewhat high even when Jose Calderon (calf) comes back. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:32 pm
  • J.R. Smith looks awful again on Wednesday
    J.R. Smith was awful on Wednesday against the Wolves with three points and four assists in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He played horrible defense all night and Smith is not earning his playing time. He's done very little to get the attention of fantasy owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:26 pm
  • Brandon Knight scores 18 on 20 shots
    Brandon Knight made 5-of-20 from the field for 18 points against the Nets during a 122-118 win on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, eight assists, two boards and two 3-pointers in 49 minutes.

    Advice: He missed a wide-open breakaway layup at the end of overtime, but he redeemed himself in the last two frames. Missed layup aside, Knight has 17 dimes in his last two games and his steals are also up, so his fantasy owners are playing with house money right now with his top-40 value. He won't be this high all season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:18 pm
  • Gerald Green scores 12 in 22 minutes
    Gerald Green hit 6-of-13 shots and zero 3-pointers for 12 points, three rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block off the bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: After getting eight minutes and failing to score last Friday, Green played 28 minutes and blew up for 26 points and four 3-pointers on Saturday. He backed that up with seven points in 20 minutes on Monday, and then tonight's 12-point game in 22 minutes. The way things are going for Green, he's due for a monster game, just as his frustrated new owners are ready to pull the plug. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:17 pm
     
    4:00 pm @ Phi
  • P.J. Tucker scores 16 points off Suns bench
    P.J. Tucker played 30 minutes off the bench and hit 6-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for a season-high 16 points and seven rebounds on Wednesday.

    Advice: Tucker was suspended for Monday's game after missing the team bus and flight, but looked great tonight. Marcus Morris was not very good tonight and if Tucker can stay out of trouble and start playing well, could steal Morris' starting job. Especially given Jeff Hornacek's knack for rolling with the hot hand. Of course, he's not going to hit 6-of-8 shots on many nights, either. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:14 pm
     
    Player Note
    P.J. Tucker Pho - SG,SF
    4:00 pm @ Phi
  • O.J. Mayo played 39 minutes vs. Nets
    O.J. Mayo played a season-high 39 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday with 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: The triple-overtime game obviously helped him, but the high minutes are nice to see considering how out of shape he was last season. Mayo is shooting just 35 percent from the field this month and hasn't done enough to warrant an add in most leagues just yet. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:06 pm
     
    Player Note
    O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Monta Ellis scores season-high 34 in win
    Monta Ellis hit 10-of-21 shots, two 3-pointers and 12-of-14 free throws for a season-high 34 points, four assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Wizards.

    Advice: Ellis is rolling right now, scoring 34, 18 and 30 points in each of his last three games, and his strong offensive game appears to be limiting Chandler Parsons. Look for more of the same from Monta against the Lakers on Friday, as L.A. gives it up more than any team to opposing guards. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:29 pm
     
    Player Note
    Monta Ellis Dal - PG,SG
    5:30 pm vs LAL
  • Solomon Hill still gets his run, wins game
    Solomon Hill hit a game-winning putback against the Hornets on Wednesday during a 88-86 win, finishing with six points, five rebounds and three turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: His minutes held tonight while Chris Copeland's dropped, so that means he's viewed as the team's leading small forward right now. Hill has come a long way from his awful preseason and he should have value at least until David West (ankle) gets back, which will hurt Hill's shot total. He's worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:12 pm
  • J.J. Redick disappoints vs. Magic
    J.J. Redick hit just 1-of-6 shots in 21 minutes on Wednesday to finish with three points, one assist and a 3-pointer.

    Advice: We were thinking Redick might be ready to roll against his former team, but he was nearly invisible tonight. He's always overshadowed by Jamal Crawford off the bench, and has really struggled in his last two games, hitting just 3-of-16 shots. He'll get it turned around, but his 30-point performance on Nov. 18 is a distant memory. And speaking of Crawford, he hit 8-of-12 shots and two more 3-pointers for 22 points, four boards and three assists, and is going to be a problem for Redick all year. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:35 pm
  • Andre Roberson is available to play vs. DEN
    Andre Roberson (foot) is available to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's unclear if he is going to start or if his minutes are limited. Roberson was close to playing on Tuesday, but he probably won't be fully unleashed tonight. If you want to pick him up in a deep league, it makes some sense. Although, he will lose a lot of value upon the return of Kevin Durant (foot). Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:19 pm
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Andre Roberson could play on Wednesday
    Andre Roberson (foot) has not been ruled out for Wednesday.

    Advice: He is going through pre-game warmups, but it's unknown if he will actually play. The Thunder could really use him and he would be on the fantasy radar. Lance Thomas would lose minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:55 pm
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Kevin Martin (flu) expected to play vs. NYK
    Kevin Martin (flu) is expected to start Wednesday's game despite his illness.

    Advice: K-Mart had an IV earlier in the day but he's recovered sufficiently to suit up vs. the Knicks. If he has a sluggish game we'll know why, but at least the Wolves get a day off on Thursday to rest and recuperate. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:27 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs SA
  • Corey Brewer expected to play Wednesday
    Corey Brewer is expected to play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The report does add "barring any changes," so it's not a 100 percent lock. Brewer should still be on most fantasy benches tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:26 pm
  • Corey Brewer questionable with an illness
    Corey Brewer (illness) received an IV and is questionable to play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Well, it's flu season. Brewer and Kevin Martin could both miss tonight, so Shabazz Muhammad, Glenn Robinson III, Chase Budinger and Robbie Hummel may all have to help out. Brewer should obviously be benched in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:49 pm
  • Kevin Martin questionable Wed. w/ illness
    Kevin Martin is questionable for Wednesday's game due to an illness.

    Advice: He received an IV earlier in the day and the flu is ravaging teams around the league at the moment, so owners should prepare for a potential DNP. Corey Brewer is also iffy to play with the illness, potentially opening up more minutes for Zach LaVine, Mo Williams, Chase Budinger, Shabazz Muhammad and Robbie Hummel. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:47 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs SA
  • Quincy Pondexter in line for big minutes Wed.
    Quincy Pondexter should play heavy minutes for the Grizzlies on Wednesday, as they're down to only nine healthy players.

    Advice: Five guys are out with the flu including Courtney Lee and Tony Allen, which opens up a major opportunity for Q-Pon on the wings. He's well worth considering as a fill-in option in daily leagues, but doesn't have enough long-term value to bother with anywhere else. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:39 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • C-Lee, Tony Allen among five DNPs for Grizz
    The Grizzlies have ruled out Courtney Lee, Tony Allen, Beno Udrih, Kosta Koufos and Jon Leuer for Wednesday's game, as all of them have the flu.

    Advice: Memphis has a 10-1 record but they'll be really tested with so many rotation players out vs. the Raptors. Quincy Pondexter emerges as a viable short-term option, as does Vince Carter -- the Raptors will be honoring him in Toronto tonight, giving him a bit of extra motivation. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:36 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Tony Allen will not play on Wednesday
    Tony Allen (illness) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies are in deep trouble with half of their rotation out tonight. Tayshaun Prince, Quincy Pondexter, Vince Carter and Jordan Adams will soak up as many minutes as they can. Allen should be considered questionable for Friday against the Celtics. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:33 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • The NBA suspends Jeff Taylor for 24 games
    Jeff Taylor has been suspended 24 games without pay for his involvement in a domestic violence case.

    Advice: "This suspension is necessary to protect the interests of the NBA and the public's confidence in it,"commissioner Adam Silver said. The Hornets are not playing Taylor and the games missed will count towards the suspension. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:58 pm
     
    Suspended
    4:00 pm vs Orl
  • Courtney Lee (flu) had to go to the hospital
    Courtney Lee (illness) had to go to the hospital because he was so dehydrated but hopes to play on Wednesday against the Raptors.

    Advice: The Grizzlies will be under the weather tonight and it's probably doubtful to see Lee suit up tonight. Considering it's an 11-game night, his fantasy owners will want to take him out of their lineups. Tayshaun Prince is likely to start, but Quincy Pondexter is the preferred play. Vince Carter could also have a season-high in minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:33 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Courtney Lee (flu) questionable Wednesday
    Courtney Lee (flu) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Toronto.

    Advice: Tony Allen, Kosta Koufos, Beno Udrih, and Jon Leuer are also questionable with the same illness and things are not looking good for the Grizzlies at the moment. If they end up sitting this one out, expect to see a lot of Vince Carter and Quincy Pondexter while rookies Jarnell Stokes and Jordan Adams could get in on the action. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:29 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Tony Allen (flu) questionable on Wednesday
    Tony Allen, Kosta Koufos, Courtney Lee, Jon Leuer, and Beno Udrih are all questionable to face the Raptors on Wednesday as they are all dealing with flu-like symptoms.

    Advice: This is a nightmare for the Grizzlies, as they could be incredibly shorthanded against Toronto if they have to sit out. If any of these players sit out, we may get an extended look at rookies Jordan Adams and Jarnell Stokes, while Vince Carter and Quincy Pondexter would likely benefit the most. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:06 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Gary Neal (concussion) inactive Wednesday
    Gary Neal (concussion) is inactive for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: He is still dealing with symptoms and will still have to pass the NBA's concussion protocol once he is feeling better. Neal has been a spark off of the Hornet's bench this season and when he returns he will be worth a look for owners in need of 3-pointers. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) is out Wednesday and P.J. Hairston (ankle) is doubtful, so Gerald Henderson will likely play all the minutes he can handle and is worth a look in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:33 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Orl
  • Iman Shumpert returned to action on Tuesday November 18. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:47 pm
  • Anthony Morrow quiet in 34 minutes Tuesday
    Anthony Morrow logged 34 minutes off the Thunder bench on Tuesday, but he scored only eight points with five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: Morrow hit a 3-pointer and he doesn't usually contribute many boards or defensive stats, which take the sting out of his low-scoring game. He blew up for 28 points and four triples last Wednesday but is just 7-of-31 from the field since then (22.6 percent), so fantasy owners should deploy him with caution. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:38 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Iman Shumpert (hip) piles up 21/8/8 in return
    Iman Shumpert (hip) returned in style on Tuesday, scoring 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting with two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, eight assists, three steal and three turnovers.

    Advice: He did his damage in 36 minutes while starting alongside J.R. Smith, with Carmelo Anthony taking over at PF. Shump is on fire from the field and is shooting 50.5 percent on the season, compared to his previous career-best 40.1 percent shooting, and fantasy owners should continue to ride him until he cools off. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:45 pm
  • J.R. Smith quiet despite starting Tuesday
    The Knicks lost to the visiting Bucks on Tuesday, with J.R. Smith contributing only nine points (3-of-12 shooting), one rebound, three assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Smith scored 28 points in an expanded role with Iman Shumpert out on Sunday, but he's only scored double-digit points in consecutive games once this season and has been too unreliable for use in most 12-team fantasy leagues. He logged 34 minutes in another start on Tuesday and a sustained starting gig could change the equation, so keep an eye on his role over the next week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:42 pm
  • Jeremy Lin bounces back w/ 15 pts, 10 dimes
    Jeremy Lin bounced back from Sunday's scoreless dud, scoring 15 points with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, two steals and a season-high 10 assists in Tuesday's win in Atlanta.

    Advice: Lin is off to a quiet start this season, averaging 11.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting, while attempting only 8.1 shots per game. Those are all the lowest numbers since his rookie season in 2010-11 and owners should strive to be patient, as tonight's game is a timely reminder of his upside as the Lakers' unquestioned starting PG. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:09 pm
     
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Nick Young scores 17 efficient pts in debut
    Nick Young (thumb) made his season debut on Tuesday, scoring 17 points with two 3-pointers, five rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Swaggy P had a few typically erratic shot attempts, but he was generally under control and efficient, which isn't usually the case -- he's a 42.9 percent shooter for his career, and was at just 41.3 percent last season. Fantasy owners may find him useful for scoring and 3-point shooting, but don't expect well-rounded production. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:05 pm
  • Andre Roberson (foot) won't return on Tuesday
    Andre Roberson (foot) will not return on Tuesday and he remains day-to-day.

    Advice: There's a chance that Roberson will play Wednesday, but OKC may hold him out until Friday or Saturday as a precaution. He's likely to assume the starting SG job once healthy, but he doesn't have enough fantasy upside to be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:09 pm
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Iman Shumpert (hip) will start on Tuesday
    Iman Shumpert (hip) will start at small forward on Tuesday vs. the Bucks, and he will not have a restriction on his minutes.

    Advice: Shumpert will play at small forward, and will be joined by Shane Larkin, J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony, and Samuel Dalembert with Quincy Acey heading to the bench. The most interesting part about this news is that J.R. Smith will start alongside Shumpert, and Smith is fresh off a 28-point game vs. the Nuggets. It'll be interesting to see how the Knicks fare using a small-ball lineup, but this can be seen as positive news for owners of Smith. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:42 pm
  • Andre Roberson getting closer to return
    Andre Roberson (foot) is close to returning this week, according to Thunder head coach Scott Brooks, and could play as early as Tuesday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Brooks mentioned Tuesday as a possibility, but we're more likely looking at Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday if we're staying within Brooks' timetable of this week. Roberson doesn't deserve much fantasy attention as a defensive specialist, but his return will cut into Jeremy Lamb and Anthony Morrow's already limited fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:45 am
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Gary Neal to miss Wednesday's game vs Pacers
    Gary Neal (concussion) will miss Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: Neal is still experiencing symptoms from the concussion that he suffered during Saturday's game against the Warriors and will miss his second consecutive game on Wednesday. With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) already declared out and P.J. Hairston (ankle) listed as doubtful, Gerald Henderson will get all the minutes he can handle and will make for a solid plug-and-play option on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:53 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Orl
  • Iman Shumpert expected to play vs MIL on Tues
    Iman Shumpert (hip) is expected to play against the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Shumpert said he felt good during morning shootaround and wants to play, but will meet with the training staff before making a pre-game decision. We'll consider Shumpert a game-time decision for now, but J.R. Smith would be a strong fantasy play on Tuesday if Shump is unable to go. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:43 am
  • Nick Young to come off bench Tuesday
    Nick Young (thumb) will come off the bench as he makes his 2014-15 season debut against the Hawks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Swaggy's back. While Young will likely find himself in the Lakers' starting lineup sooner or later, Lakers' head coach will ease him back into action against the Hawks on Tuesday. Fantasy owners can expect Swaggy P to serve as the Lakers' second scoring option behind Kobe Bryant, but need to be aware of the low field goal percentage and minimal peripherals that will come with his scoring. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:21 am
  • Redick continues to shoot blanks on Monday
    J.J. Redick hit just 2-of-10 shots (including a three) for five points with one assist in 24 minutes on Monday against the Bulls.

    Advice: Redick is hitting just 38.4 percent of his shots and his volume is down everywhere. He's playing below the cut line in 12-14 team formats but he should be a late-round player whenever the Clippers figure things out. Without much upside, he's not a must-own player while he goes through the struggles. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:17 pm
  • Butler headlines night of big lines for Bulls
    Jimmy Butler scored 22 points on 6-of-17 shooting with six rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one three and a 9-of-10 mark from the foul line in Monday's win.

    Advice: Butler is returning top-10 fantasy value and it's unclear where his shooting percentages are ultimately going to fall because he has clearly improved. Making an ungodly 80.6 percent from the line on 8.0 attempts per game, we're getting past issues involving small sample size too. The safe play is to sell him high in exchange for a well-positioned top-20 asset, but what fun would that be? Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:02 pm
  • Hinrich scores 14 points with five assists
    Kirk Hinrich scored 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting with four 3-pointers, two rebounds, five assists and three steals in Monday's win over the Clippers.

    Advice: Hinrich doesn't hold 14-team value on the year despite averaging 28.4 minutes per game this season. With Derrick Rose (hamstring) returning any time he's a Hail Mary in daily leagues at best. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:57 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ Por
  • Pondexter posts nice line in blowout win
    Quincy Pondexter scored 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds and four assists over 30 minutes in Monday's blowout win.

    Advice: Pondexter has been in and out of the rotation and we need to see this many more times before we let him out of our doghouse. He and Kosta Koufos (three steals, three blocks, 10 points, six boards) obviously benefited from the garbage time tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:29 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Monta Ellis has another solid game
    Monta Ellis scored a team-high 18 points against the Hornets on Monday with two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He is having tremendous success at beating guys off the dribble and teams just can't guard him right now. Ellis is shooting the ball much better than last year from the field and from the line, but his steals and dimes are down quite a bit. He'll be fine, obviously. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:48 pm
     
    Player Note
    Monta Ellis Dal - PG,SG
    5:30 pm vs LAL
  • Courtney Lee starting on Monday vs. Rockets
    Courtney Lee will start on Monday against the Rockets.

    Advice: We're not sure what the Tayshaun Prince experiment was all about, but it never really impacted Lee's value anyway. He should be in all lineups at least until he cools off. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:54 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • P.J. Tucker inactive for Monday night
    P.J. Tucker will not play on Monday against the Celtics because he missed the team bus to the airport back in Los Angeles.

    Advice: That's a new one. With Tucker out, Marcus Morris should get a little more run at small forward while Anthony Tolliver could also get more chances at the forward spots. Tucker is not worth owning in standard leagues due to the sloppy rotation in Phoenix. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:25 pm
     
    Player Note
    P.J. Tucker Pho - SG,SF
    4:00 pm @ Phi
  • Corey Brewer dealing with trade rumors
    Corey Brewer said he received 30 calls on Sunday night because of the trade rumors.

    Advice: The Wolves aren't going anywhere and Brewer could wind up on the Cavs or Rockets. If he is traded, that should open up some more minutes for Andrew Wiggins, Shabazz Muhammad and Chase Budinger. Brewer isn't worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:52 pm
  • Iman Shumpert will test out his hip Tuesday
    Iman Shumpert is still feeling soreness in his hip, but he'll test the injury on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Knicks play the Bucks on Tuesday, and it sounds as if Shumpert could come down to a game-time call. If Shumpert isn't able to suit up and give it a go, J.R. Smith will see his window of increased value extended ever so slightly. In that scenario, Tim Hardaway should pick up a few minutes as well. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:50 am
  • Gary Neal still dizzy, experiencing headaches
    Gary Neal (head) is still experiencing dizziness and headaches.

    Advice: Neal has no timetable to return from his concussion. He can't begin the concussion protocol until he's symptom-free for 24 hours, so Neal has a very real chance to miss at least a handful of games. Without him and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) available, Gerald Henderson, P.J. Hairston and Brian Roberts will pick up the slack. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:42 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Orl
  • Derek Fisher credits J.R. Smith's extra work
    Derek Fisher credited J.R. Smith for extra work before Sunday's win over the Nuggets.

    Advice: 'For J.R. today, it started yesterday,’’ Fisher said. "He had a workout after practice for 10 minutes that was as intense, as hard as an individual player can work in a shooting session that raised his level of intensity and pace of the game today." Smith had 28 points, four rebounds and four assists in what was easily his best game of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:19 am
  • Nick Young (thumb) expected to play Tuesday
    Nick Young (thumb) is expected to play on Tuesday, according to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.

    Advice: Young made it through a full practice without any setbacks and his scoring ability is sorely needed by L.A., though they're in greater need of defense. Swaggy is the most likely Laker to finish second in scoring behind Kobe Bryant, but fantasy owners should anticipate low FG percentages as well as minimal assists, rebounds, steals or blocks. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:11 pm
  • Anthony Morrow goes 1-of-9 from field vs. HOU
    Anthony Morrow shot just 1-of-9 from the field on Sunday, finishing a tough home loss vs. Houston with four points, one rebound, one steal and three personal fouls in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Morrow poured in 28 points vs. the Celtics on Wednesday but he's struggled since then, going a combined 5-of-25 from the field in OKC's past two games. He'll be better most nights and is worth owning if you're in need of scoring and 3-pointers, but don't expect well-rounded production. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:10 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Gary Neal (concussion) will not play vs. Mavs
    Gary Neal (concussion) will not play vs. the Mavericks on Monday.

    Advice: Neal suffered the injury during Saturday's game, when he hit his head on the court, and he'll need to pass the NBA's strict concussion protocols before returning. Gerald Henderson, P.J. Hairston and Brian Roberts will each absorb some of the 24.7 minutes Neal has been averaging this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:37 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Orl
  • O.J. Mayo logs season-low 18 minutes
    O.J. Mayo played a season-low 18 minutes in Sunday's win in Miami, making 4-of-8 shots to finish with eight points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: Mayo was hot to begin the season but he has just one double-digit scoring performance in the Bucks' past eight games. It'll be hard for him to establish reliable value as long as Brandon Knight, Jared Dudley, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Nate Wolters are all in the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:56 pm
     
    Player Note
    O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Report: Corey Brewer being shopped by Wolves
    The Timberwolves are reportedly in active trade discussions with the Cavaliers and Rockets on veteran swingman Corey Brewer.

    Advice: Brewer is averaging just 9.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.7 steals this season, and a move to a crowded backcourt on either of the aforementioned teams wouldn't do him any favors. He's a guy that can help an actual basketball team much more than a fantasy squad, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:24 pm
  • J.R. Smith scores 28 points in Knicks win
    J.R. Smith had a solid outing on Sunday, scoring 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting to go along with four rebounds, four assists, two steals, two 3-pointers, one block and five turnovers as the Knicks topped the Nuggets.

    Advice: Smith was solid on Sunday, but he’s currently averaging 9.6 points, 3.7 assists, and 0.9 three-pointers per game over 26 minutes of action. He got some extended run today with Iman Shumpert (hip) sidelined, but it’s looking like it’ll take injuries to force head coach Derek Fisher to give the defensively challenged Smith consistent minutes. Smith should continue to have some short-term value as long as Shump is unable to go, but he’s not a must-add player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:35 pm
  • Nick Young (thumb) targeting Tuesday vs. ATL
    Nick Young (thumb) is targeting a return for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: "The Defensive Player of the Year is here today and he’ll be here Tuesday," Young said after going through a full practice on Saturday. The Lakers plan to have Young go through shootaround on Tuesday, after which, the Lakers’ medical staff will evaluate him. If he's cleared to play, he will suit up, and he'll likely come off the bench. Young doesn't have too much upside while Kobe Bryant is healthy, so owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with the self-proclaimed MVP/Defensive Player of the Year candidate. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:46 am
  • Iman Shumpert (hip) is out for Sunday's game
    Iman Shumpert (hip) is out for Sunday's game and J.R. Smith will draw the start.

    Advice: This is a tough blow for Shump's owners, as he had been playing well so far this season. He isn't expected to miss much time, so J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway are only options for owners in need of short-term value. Consider Shumpert day-to-day and we will update his status as needed. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:32 am
  • J.R. Smith will draw the start on Sunday
    J.R. Smith will draw the start in place of Iman Shumpert (hip) on Sunday vs. Denver.

    Advice: He could see a lot of minutes against Denver with Shump out, while Tim Hardaway will also likely see a lot of minutes off of the bench. Shumpert is not expected to miss much time so Smith and Hardaway should only be considered for owners in need of short-term value, or as a daily plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:26 am
  • Andre Roberson (foot) is not close to return
    Andre Roberson (foot) is not close to making a return to the Thunder, and will not play on Sunday.

    Advice: The Thunder haven't released a lot of info on Roberson which doesn't bode well for his status going forward. The defensive specialist should remain on the waiver wire in almost all leagues until we get a positive report. In the meantime, Jeremy Lamb will continue to play as many minutes as he can handle and is considered a boom-or-bust option. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:38 am
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Iman Shumpert (hip) is doubtful Sunday
    Iman Shumpert (hip) is considered doubtful for Sunday's game against Denver.

    Advice: He had to leave the game on Friday but the good news was that X-rays were negative. Shumpert could still play Sunday but if he doesn't, expect the Knicks to use a committee approach to fill Shump's minutes with the likes of Shane Larkin and Pablo Prigioni. However, neither of those players are what we would call enticing pickups so owners in standard leagues will want to avoid them. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:28 am
  • Monta has a lot of it: Ellis scores 30 points
    Monta Ellis scored a season-high 30 points against the Wolves on Saturday, making 11-of-21 from the field to go with three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's starting to get really hot with an effective field goal percentage of greater than 60 in three of his last four games. Ellis' steals still aren't quite where they usually are, but he's really heating up on offense -- like most Mavs. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:39 pm
     
    Player Note
    Monta Ellis Dal - PG,SG
    5:30 pm vs LAL
  • Kevin Martin scores 34 in efficient fashion
    Kevin Martin made 12-of-17 from the field for 34 points, three rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers against the Mavericks on Saturday.

    Advice: He didn't make a single field goal on Friday and the law of averages helped him out a bit tonight. Of course, Martin hasn't been very efficient in his career, but he is making a pristine 95 percent of his free throws on the season. Fantasy owners can start him while he's active. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:11 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs SA
  • Gerald Green scores 26 before getting ejected
    Gerald Green was able to score 26 points in Saturday's game, but was ejected in the fourth quarter after receiving his second technical foul.

    Advice: He was on fire and was able to add three boards, two assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers to his name in 29 minutes. After failing to hit any of his shots on Friday, this was a welcome surprise for owners who gambled on him Saturday. Green will continue to be a boom-or-bust option going forward as he will struggle to find consistent minutes unless an injury strikes the Suns. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:04 pm
     
    4:00 pm @ Phi
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores two points
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had more names than points in a 95-88 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday, making 1-of-11 from the field for two points, three rebounds, one assist and one foul.

    Advice: Ouch. The opportunity is there, but he's just awful. Caldwell-Pope has been catching and shooting most of the time this season with 66.0 percent of his shots while only touching the ball for two seconds or less, but he's still only at 38.8 percent from the field. It's too hard to defend him right now, so feel free to grab someone else. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:21 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich scores 15 points in start
    Kirk Hinrich scored 15 points in a 99-90 loss to the Pacers on Saturday to go with seven assists, two rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't score in his last start, so we didn't see this one coming. Hinrich has been too inconsistent to scoop in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:00 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ Por
  • Jimmy Buckets indeed: Butler scores 32 points
    Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 32 points against the Pacers on Saturday with six rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

    Advice: The breakout is real, folks. Butler is getting to the free throw line a ton, knocking down jumpers and playing great on the defense end. After tonight's game, Butler will have first-round value in standard leagues and he's arguably been the best pick in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:52 pm
  • Gary Neal suffers a concussion on Saturday
    Gary Neal suffered a concussion on Saturday and will not return to the game, finishing with four points and three boards in ten minutes.

    Advice: He hit his head hard on the court right before halftime and was in visible pain, so this comes as no surprise. He will now have to rest a few days and will have to pass the league's concussion protocol before he can play again, so consider him day-to-day for now. In his absence, expect P.J. Hairston and Gerald Henderson to pick up a few extra minutes, with neither of the two being reliable enough for standard league consideration. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:50 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Orl
  • Solomon Hill has first double-double vs. CHI
    Solomon Hill had the first double-double of his career on Saturday during a 99-90 win over the Bulls, scoring 21 points with 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: After a horrific start in the preseason and in the first four games of the year, Hill has really turned it on. He's getting to the line more and has seen his usage rate jump to 22.8 over his last five outings, averaging 16.6 points, 7.2 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.8 triples. The Arizona Wildcat has done enough recently to pick him up in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:47 pm
  • Gary Neal will dress against the Warriors
    Gary Neal (foot) will play against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He's been playing through his foot issue and it didn't seem to affect him much in Phoenix on Saturday. Neal was held out of the lineup last season with the Bucks for an extraordinarily long time, but things are a little different with the Hornets. He's a deep-league option. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:11 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Orl
  • Courtney Lee to come off the bench Saturday
    Courtney Lee will once again come off the bench for the Grizzlies on Saturday, while Tayshaun Prince will draw another start.

    Advice: Lee's owners shouldn't panic, as the Grizzlies may just want a spark off of the bench. Prince started on Thursday but scored just two points in 11 minutes, so owners should ignore him in almost all leagues, while Lee's owners should continue deploying him as usual. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:22 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Gary Neal is questionable on Saturday
    Gary Neal (foot) is questionable to face the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He played through his foot injury on Friday and had 14 points in 25 minutes. The Hornets would need him to play minutes in the 20s with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:57 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Orl
  • Nick Young goes through a full practice
    Nick Young (thumb) went through a full practice on Saturday.

    Advice: His Tuesday target date seems very realistic, but there's been no indication he'll be ready for Sunday. Young attempted a ton of shots last season, but he had a usage rate of just 15.6 in his 82 minutes next to Kobe Bryant last season -- it was 26.6 without Mamba. He's not the greatest option in standard leagues unless you have a glaring weakness in scoring. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:31 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich will get the start on Sat.
    Kirk Hinrich will start against the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Bulls have ruled Derrick Rose (hamstring) out, so Hinrich and Aaron Brooks will get the minutes at point guard. Hinrich has posted a usage rate of just 16.7 on the season while Brooks has turned in a usage of 26.8, so it's pretty obvious Brooks is the preferred play tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:51 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ Por
  • Iman Shumpert (hip) doubtful for Sunday
    Iman Shumpert (hip) missed practice on Saturday and is doubtful to play on Sunday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: He did not return from his hip contusion on Friday, but X-rays were negative. Shumpert isn't expected to miss too much time, but there's a chance he could miss time even beyond Sunday. Shane Larkin and Pablo Prigioni will have to play next to each other for several possesions while J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. may play more, too. There isn't a great pickup to make here, though. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:37 am
  • Andre Roberson (foot) still out of practice
    Andre Roberson (foot) did not practice on Saturday and is listed as out against the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: He has been ruled out for games before shootaround and we'd probably expect the Thunder to rule him out soon. With Roberson likely out, Anthony Morrow and Jeremy Lamb figure to get most of the work on the wings. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:23 am
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Jimmy Butler (ankle) probable for Saturday
    Jimmy Butler (ankle) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against Indiana.

    Advice: This news comes out of nowhere, and the Bulls are describing the injury as just soreness in his left ankle. Check back for updates prior to tip-off, but if Butler can't go, expect Kirk Hinrich, Aaron Brooks, and even Tony Snell to pick up some extra minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:34 am
  • Green falls off a cliff in Friday's loss
    Gerald Green fell off a cliff in Friday's loss, missing all six of his shot attempts and finishing with just one rebound in eight minutes.

    Advice: Green is going to be a roller coaster ride and even those close to the team are resigned to the fact you have to take the good with the bad. He profiles as a late-round value if you make him a long play, but he's not likely to be a must-own player unless there is an injury in front of him. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:59 pm
     
    4:00 pm @ Phi
  • Neal (foot) plays and scores 14 points
    Gary Neal played through a foot injury on Friday, scoring 14 points on 4-of-13 shooting with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Neal wasn't even a sure thing to go tonight and he started off real slow, but eventually dug out a win for deep-league owners relying on him. In nine games and at 26.4 minutes per contest, he's returning top-125 value and has carved out a nice little role for himself. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:39 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Orl
  • Morrow only scores 10 points vs. Pistons
    Anthony Morrow scored just 10 points on 4-of-15 shooting with two threes, three boards and one steal in 36 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: Owners are going to see Jeremy Lamb's career-night of 24 points and 10 boards and consider jumping ship, but coming off a 28-point night of his own Morrow has earned a bit of patience here. He still got good minutes and plenty of shot attempts and even if Lamb does have staying power there's a solid 1-2 week window where he can still do some damage. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:20 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Caldwell-Pope posts another fantasy stinker
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope posted yet another fantasy stinker on Friday, hitting just 3-of-10 shots with three rebounds and one trey in 41 minutes.

    Advice: If you're in a wack fantasy league his combination of high minutes and low production is a nice combo. As a young player he has better days ahead, but his lack of production in anything but the 3-point shooting and scoring departments has him outside of the top-225. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:58 pm
  • Martin goes hitless on six shot attempts
    Kevin Martin went 0-for-6 from the field in Friday's blowout loss, finishing with three points, two rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Martin is going to be streaky while the team struggles to get its point guard position heading in the right direction. He's built enough goodwill after a fast start to deserve a pass after such a lopsided game. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:33 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs SA
  • Smith scores nine points as Shump goes out
    J.R. Smith scored nine points on 4-of-7 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 21 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: Iman Shumpert left with a hip injury and if he's going to miss any time it's possible that Derek Fisher turns to Smith, but there were some in the New York press that thought he may have been benched for bad defense. He and Tim Hardaway (16 minutes, three points, 1-of-6 FGs) should be watched, with Smith having a clear edge on the fantasy-deficient Hardaway and neither are close to being must-add players. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:39 pm
  • Knight keeps things rolling for his owners
    Brandon Knight kept up his torrid pace with 24 points on 9-of-17 shooting, six rebounds, five assists, one steal, two threes and two turnovers in Friday's loss to the Magic.

    Advice: Knight is a top 15-50 play (8/9 cat) this season and his consistency has been notable playing for flighty Jason Kidd. He's probably going to chill out on the 4.0 turnovers per game he brought into tonight, while his 87.8 percent foul shooting is certainly suspect with his best season checking in at 80.2 percent. His rebounding and assist numbers are way up, but it's possible that a role change under Kidd is bringing him good fortune. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:28 pm
  • Iman Shumpert suffers a right hip contusion
    Iman Shumpert suffered a right hip contusion on Friday and is questionable to return.

    Advice: This is good news after what could have been an ugly injury. Shumpert might not be back tonight, so expect Tim Hardaway Jr. and J.R. Smith to get some extra burn, Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:16 pm
  • Gary Neal (foot) expected to play Friday
    Gary Neal (foot) is expected to play Friday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Neal doesn't have much fantasy value in a backup role, so this news doesn't mean much to owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:41 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Orl
  • Nick Young (thumb) targeting Tuesday night
    Nick Young (thumb) said he is targeting Tuesday night against the Hawks to make his season debut.

    Advice: He's been able to go through some portions of practice and conditioning shouldn't be an issue. Young is almost certainly going to come of the bench and should see minutes in the mid 20s. He's not going to have a big upside while Kobe Bryant is around. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:39 am
  • Andre Roberson (foot) out Friday vs. Detroit
    Andre Roberson (foot) will not play Friday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Jeremy Lamb has been filling in as the starting shooting guard with Roberson sidelined, but he's had two consecutive bad games. Still, the opportunity will be there for Lamb as the Thunder currently only have 10 healthy bodies on their roster, but he's not a must-own player. Anthony Morrow blew up for 28 points in his last game, and out of all the available guards in OKC, Morrow is the guy with the most upside. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:43 am
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Did you see VC? Carter scores 11
    Vince Carter scored a season-high 11 points against the Kings on Thursday with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's his second decent game following up a six-point, 22-minute game on Tuesday. Carter is not going to be unleashed, so he can remain on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:42 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Tony Allen goes for a goose egg on Thurs.
    Tony Allen did not score in 24 minutes against the Kings on Thursday with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one turnover.

    Advice: He is not going to drop 20-point games with regularity, but the steals are going to be there for the Grind Father. Allen is a sneaky specialist in standard leagues, but he's obviously not a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:34 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Courtney Lee wins game at the buzzer
    Courtney Lee came off the bench against the Kings on Thursday and hit a game-winning layup at the buzzer, finishing with 16 points, one rebound, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings didn't defend him on an inbound play in one of the crazier plays of the season. Lee has been one of the best values of the fantasy season and is currently turning in early-round value, so there's no reason why he should be on any waiver wires. Why did he come off the bench again? Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:31 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Jimmy still has new moves: Butler nets 21 pts
    Jimmy Butler's offensive game flourished again on Thursday against the Raptors, making 7-of-10 from the field for 21 points with nine rebounds, six assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

    Advice: So the preseason matters after all? Butler was one of the most impressive players in October and it's carried over into the regular season. Butler's efficiency was his only question mark and he's been able to turn in an effective field goal percentage of at least 46 in every game this season. We're not even 10 percent into the season, but his owners should feel pretty, pretty good. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:56 pm
  • Quincy Pondexter, Dave Joerger have meeting
    Quincy Pondexter and Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger had a closed-door meeting before Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: The backup swingman played just two minutes during Tuesday's win over the Lakers and Joerger took some time to clear the air with Pondexter. "The message is, this is what I was thinking and this is what I’m thinking going forward," Joerger said. "It’s always about not letting little things become big things. When you don’t talk to guys, that’s the worst." Pondexter is stuck behind Courtney Lee on the Grizzlies' depth chart and shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:14 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Gerald Green says Suns running teams to death
    Gerald Green said the Suns are trying to run teams to death after Phoenix's comeback victory over the Nets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Green's season-high 28 points helped spur the Suns comeback and the 28-year-old expounded on the team's philosophy after the game. "We're trying to run, run, run," Green said. "That's what the Phoenix Suns do. We run. If we don't run, then we're not playing our best basketball. We're trying to run you to death so you're asleep." While Green will have games like this now and then, he's a borderline player in standard fantasy leagues and is a perfect sell-high candidate after a scoring outburst like this. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:11 am
     
    4:00 pm @ Phi
  • Corey Brewer scores 18 off Wolves bench
    Corey Brewer came off the bench to hit 7-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for 18 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 24 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Brewer had just five points in his previous game and has scored in double figures just twice this season. Flip Saunders rested Thaddeus Young and Kevin Martin for much of this one, resulting in a nice night for Brewer. But as long as he's coming off the bench, you can continue to ignore him for now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:02 pm
  • Kevin Martin plays just 22 minutes in blowout
    Kevin Martin played just 22 minutes in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Rockets, finishing with 12 points, five rebounds and a 3-pointer on 4-of-7 shooting.

    Advice: Flip Saunders rolled with the young guys tonight and the score was pretty lopsided in favor of Houston. Martin got off to a blistering start this season, but on nights when the Wolves are outmatched, it looks like Saunders may just play the young guys. Hold onto Martin, but don't be afraid to entertain offers for him if an owner comes calling. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:53 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs SA
  • Gerald Green scores season-high 28 points
    Gerald Green scored a season-high 28 points against the Nets during a comeback 112-104 win in on Wednesday with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Green and Isaiah Thomas have been on a tear in the last two fourth quarters with a combined 53 points. Green has been very busy in his 21.7 minutes per game with a usage rate of 29.8 while the Suns are running at a pace of 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes while he's on the floor, so maybe he'll have value in standard leagues after all. If you want to ride him while he's hot and aren't attached to the guy on the end of your bench, it's not the worst idea to grab him. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:47 pm
     
    4:00 pm @ Phi
  • J.R. Smith scores season-high 19 off bench
    J.R. Smith hit 6-of-16 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 19 points, four rebounds and three assists on Wednesday.

    Advice: Smith was decent tonight and probably benefitted from Tim Hardaway's demotion back to the bench. He's going to be inconsistent, but much like Gerald Green of the Suns, can get loose for a big night at the drop of a hat. He's a borderline player to own at this point, but tonight was at least promising. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:06 pm
  • Jeremy Lin has a decent game vs. NOP
    Jeremy Lin played 34 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday with 15 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's doing a better job of passing with 4.6 assists per game over his last five to go with averages of 14.4 points, 2.8 boards, 1.0 steals and 1.2 triples. Lin's slow start looks to be behind him, so he's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:56 pm
     
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Anthony Morrow explodes for 28 points vs. BOS
    Anthony Morrow had his minutes restriction lifted against the Celtics on Wednesday, finishing with 28 points, five rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers on 11-of-16 from the field.

    Advice: He played 31 minutes and the Thunder have made it pretty clear that he'll be a big part of their offense. Morrow scored 10 points in his 14-minute debut on Tuesday and he should be able to flirt with 20 points per game with multiple treys until OKC gets some guys back. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:06 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Solomon Hill nearly dub-dubs on off night
    Solomon Hill played a team-high 42 minutes, but hit just 1-of-12 shots (a 3-pointer) for nine points, 10 rebounds and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: He couldn't put it in the hoop tonight, but was still somewhat productive. And the fact he's starting and racking up such heavy minutes for the Pacers means he should be owned in most leagues. He had scored at least 12 points in each of his previous five games coming into this one. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • Caldwell-Pope bounces back with 20 points
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 8-of-14 shots and four 3-pointers for 20 points and a block in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: He had scored just nine and 11 points in his previous two games, but the minutes have always been there. He'll have some bumps in the road and some off nights, but as long as he's getting 30 minutes a night, he should be able to help your team more than hurt it. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:46 pm
  • Nick Young could play in games next week
    Nick Young (thumb) could return to the lineup for next week.

    Advice: He's been limited in practice and everything has been going well on his re-evaluations. Young would likely hit the ground running once he gets back, but fantasy owners in standard leagues can leave him on the wire with Kobe Bryant around. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:52 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (thumb) officially 'probable'
    Jimmy Butler (thumb) is officially listed as 'probable' for Thursday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Butler has been playing very well lately, averaging 18.6 points on 50.0 percent shooting in the Bulls' past five games, while logging almost 40 minutes per game. It's almost certain that he'll be in the starting lineup, but it's worth mentioning that Chicago is still including him on their injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:38 pm
  • Anthony Morrow (knee) could play 30 minutes
    Anthony Morrow (knee) will be available to play up to 30 minutes vs. the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: He may not get that high, but it's a significant increase after he was limited to 14 minutes in his season debut on Tuesday. His playing time is a threat to starters Jeremy Lamb and Lance Thomas, but the Thunder are still short-handed enough to give all three players substantial minutes. Give Morrow a look if you're in need of scoring and 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:23 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Andre Roberson (foot) listed as out Wednesday
    Andre Roberson (foot) is listed at out for Wednesday's game against Boston.

    Advice: The defensive specialist will again be sidelined with his foot issue and Jeremy Lamb will draw another start. Roberson can be let go in almost all leagues while Jeremy Lamb will be a boom-or-bust play in the short term. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:56 am
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Brandon Knight drops 16-4-4 line on Tuesday
    Brandon Knight had 16 points, four assists, four boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Fresh off of a game-winner on Saturday, Knight kept it rolling and has looked solid early on this season. He is still considered a sell-high candidate, as he has struggled with consistency throughout his short career. Regardless, congrats are in order if you rolled the dice on him this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:07 pm
  • O.J. Mayo gets hot off bench, scores 19 pts
    O.J. Mayo provided a huge lift off of the bench on Tuesday by scoring 19 points to go with four boards, one assist and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He did shoot just 6-of-15, but owners who took a chance on him would be more than happy with this line. Mayo has looked rejuvenated this season and has slowly crawled his way into standard league consideration once again. If you want to take a flier on him, just be prepared to take the good with the bad. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:46 pm
     
    Player Note
    O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    4:30 pm @ Tor
  • Tony Allen ties season-high vs. Kobe & Lakers
    Tony Allen tied his season-high in scoring vs. the Lakers, making 6-of-10 shots to finish with 12 points, seven rebounds, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Allen was fighting for a starting job this preseason but he's now locked in alongside SG Courtney Lee, while Tayshaun Prince finished Tuesday's game as a DNP-CD. His offense is too limited for use in most fantasy formats, though he's worth a look if you need a steals specialist. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:04 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Vince Carter returns to Grizzlies' rotation
    Vince Carter was back in the Grizzlies rotation vs. L.A. on Tuesday, scoring six points with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: VC never left the bench in Saturday's game, coincidentally the Grizzlies' only loss this season, but he returned with a season-high for playing time. Memphis finally got some bench production tonight and Carter should slowly improve as the season advances, as he's been limited early on by offseason ankle surgery. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:00 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Anthony Morrow makes Thunder debut Tuesday
    Anthony Morrow made his Thunder debut on Tuesday finishing with 10 points and one 3-pointer in 14 minutes.

    Advice: He was limited to 10-17 minutes coming into Tuesday's game but it was nice to see him back healthy. As he progresses, Morrow could emerge as a solid pickup for his 3-point shooting but will need to carve out more minutes before becoming a standard league asset. Keep a close eye on him for now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:49 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Jeremy Lin cools off in road loss vs. Memphis
    Jeremy Lin cooled off vs. the Grizzlies, attempting just eight shots to finish with 12 points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: The multi-cat production is nice, but it would be great to see Lin more aggressive offensively. He got lost in the mix tonight with Kobe Bryant dominating the ball (as usual) and every other starter attempting at least 10 shots. Lin was coming off a 21-point game and will need to step up for L.A. to improve their 1-6 record, so hopefully he'll demand more touches vs. the Pelicans on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:47 pm
     
    Player Note
    Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Anthony Morrow (knee) will play on Tuesday
    Anthony Morrow (knee) will make his Thunder debut Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Morrow will come off the bench, and he'll be limited to 10-17 minutes as he's eased into the rotation. Jeremy Lamb is currently the Thunder's starting shooting guard, and he's been playing well, so his job looks safe for now. Morrow is more of a 3-point specialist, but he could carve out a role as the Thunder's sixth man and sustain value with the eventual returns of Kevin Durant (foot) and Russell Westbrook (hand). If you got a guy to cut, Morrow looks like a quality add in standard leagues for owners seeking some 3-point shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:34 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
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