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    • Gary Neal to start for Martin
      Gary Neal will start for Kevin Martin (illness) on Monday against the Clippers.

      Advice: He is coming off a nice 16-point game on Saturday and should get minutes. Still, Neal is a very risky player to use tonight. We might also see Zach LaVine play some shooting guard, which hasn't happened in the second half yet. Rotoworld.com
      40 minutes ago
       
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Kevin Martin, Nikola Pekovic out Monday
      Kevin Martin (illness) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not play against the Clippers on Monday.

      Advice: The Wolves will start Gorgui Dieng and Gary Neal. Coach Flip Saunders said that the flus is going around and their assistant coach won't be at the arena. Martin still isn't a must-start player now that he has one game on the sidelines this week. Neal is also a risky play. We should get a lot of Andrew Wiggins. Rotoworld.com
      45 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Goran Dragic will start on Monday night
      Goran Dragic (back) is going to start against the Suns on Monday.

      Advice: If you're into revenge games, this might be your Super Bowl. Dragic should get minutes in the mid 30s tonight and is a must-start in standard leagues. He and Dwyane Wade haven't played too well together, but that's to be expected for two ball-dominant guys. Start the Dragon. Rotoworld.com
      51 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • James Harden suspended for Tuesday night
      James Harden will be suspended for Tuesday's game against the Hawks for kicking LeBron James in the groin on Sunday.

      Advice: We'll finally get to see just how valuable Harden really is. He's having one of the best seasons for stats in recent memory, so his fantasy owners should still start him with three games. With Harden out, there should be many more minutes for Corey Brewer and coach Kevin McHale may kick the tires on K.J. McDaniels. The violation is attached in the link below. Rotoworld.com
      58 minutes ago
       
      Suspended
    • Brandon Knight to start against the Heat
      Brandon Knight (hip) will start against the Heat on Monday.

      Advice: He is going to wear a pad on his hip to help protect the hip pointer injury suffered on Saturday. Knight hasn't quite hit his stride with his new team, but he's getting a lot of shots and even played 48 minutes in an overtime game against OKC last week. He's a must start player while this news doesn't necessarily hurt Eric Bledsoe because he's played well next to Knight. Gerald Green should be benched or even cut. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:10 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Goran Dragic (back) is a game-time call
      Goran Dragic is a game-time decision against the Suns on Monday.

      Advice: One would think he would at least try to play against a team with a front office he doesn't trust. Dragic has played well with the Heat, averaging 13.8 points, 3.0 boards, 5.4 dimes, 1.4 steals and 0.6 treys, so he's a must-start player if active, obviously. If he's out, we should get a lot of Shabazz Napier and Mario Chalmers running the point, but it'll be the Dwyane Wade Show, as well. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:51 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Jason Richardson out for Monday night
      Jason Richardson (rest) will not play on Monday against the Raptors.

      Advice: It is not a surprise at all on the second night of a back-to-back set. Richardson has actually played very well lately, scoring double figures in each of his last three. He's worth using in some leagues, but sitting out back-to-backs is a little too annoying for standard leagues. The last time J-Rich sat out, Hollis Thompson scored 22, and should get over 30 minutes tonight. Expect to see more of Jerami Grant on the wing, too. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:32 pm
    • Robert Covington, Jason Richardson out Monday
      Robert Covington (elbow) and Jason Richardson (rest) will not play Monday against the Raptors.

      Advice: The 76ers are going to start Isaiah Canaan, JaKarr Sampson, Luc Mbah a Moute, Nerlens Noel and Henry Sims in a bigger lineup. As for Covington, he has a shot to play Wednesday and his elbow injury doesn't sound severe. That said, his owners will probably want to bench him given how he hasn't played well. To be clear, he should be owned in all leagues. Jerami Grant and Hollis Thompson benefit more than Sampson does for most fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:27 pm
       
      Injured
    • Leandro Barbosa will not play vs. BK
      Leandro Barbosa (illness) will not play against the Nets on Monday.

      Advice: He is playing minutes in the teens in close games and the Warriors might have to shift Shaun Livingston around a little more tonight. We may also see more of Justin Holiday to help because the Warriors might rest Andrew Bogut tonight, as well. Barbosa can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:19 pm
    • Nick Young is questionable for Tuesday
      Nick Young (knee) is questionable to play against the Hornets.

      Advice: He's been out for three games with swelling in his left knee, which was a problem for him earlier this season. Young has also been in the news for his off-the-court comments regarding his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. Young can be left on the wire in most leagues while his possible return may hurt Wes Johhson, Jeremy Lin and Wayne Ellington the most. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:06 pm
       
      Injured
    • Vince Carter (foot) now questionable for Tues
      Vince Carter (foot) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Tuesday.

      Advice: He has been out since Jan. 29 and he is likely going to be back this week. Considering the amount of complications with foot injuries, the Grizzlies are likely going to take it easy on VC. Additionally, there could be a change coming to the starting lineup on the wing, so fantasy owners should see what happens with Courtney Lee, Jeff Green and Tony Allen. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:02 pm
       
      Injured
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) out again for Tuesday
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play against the Nuggets on Tuesday.

      Advice: The red flag went up when he was "rested" last week when it wasn't because of a back-to-back. Hopefully, there is nothing wrong with his conditioning like last year, but given the strange nature of the way this is shaking out and last season, Mayo looks like a drop candidate in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:31 am
       
      Injured
    • Jared Dudley ready to roll for Tuesday night
      Jared Dudley (knee) will play against the Nuggets on Tuesday.

      Advice: He missed Saturday due to some soreness in his knee cap and looks to be in the clear. Interestingly, every fantasy owner's favorite headache, Ersan Ilyasova, stepped up while Dudley was down, so that is the major fantasy implication here. While Dudley isn't worth owning, it'll be interesting to see what happens with Ghostface Ilya. Dudley isn't worth owning in most leagues while Ilyasova is worth a look -- add at your own risk of course. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:25 am
       
      Injured
    • James Harden listed with a shoulder injury
      James Harden is listed as probable for Tuesday against the Hawks with a shoulder injury.

      Advice: For the past three months, the Rockets listing a guy as probable has been pretty much meaningless, so Harden should be good to go. He's putting up historic numbers this season and has been the a top-two player in fantasy for almost any format this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:13 am
       
      Suspended
    • Tony Snell is expected to pick up minutes
      Tony Snell is expected to pick up minutes with the Jimmy Butler (elbow) injury.

      Advice: The Bulls have to replace the NBA's leader in minutes per game, so it won't be a one-man job. However, Snell's improvements have been undeniable lately. In his last 17 games, he's increased his usage rate to 16.2, which is up from 11.2 in his first 33. Also, he's been on fire in his last 10, posting a 72.7 effective field goal percentage. If you're looking for more of sure thing, Snell is a fantastic add in all standard leagues. If you really want to swing for the fences, Nikola Mirotic is possibly the better add. To be clear, both players should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:59 am
    • Jimmy Butler (elbow) out approx. 3-4 weeks
      Jimmy Butler (elbow) is expected to miss three-to-four weeks with a sprain, but he will not need surgery, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

      Advice: The Bulls are officially calling it a Grade 2/3 ligament (ulnar) strain and a small bone impaction injury to the left elbow. Per beat writer KC Johnson, Butler will be evaluated on a weekly basis, and it's possible he'll return in under three weeks, but we're definitely looking at an extended absence for Jimmy Buckets. If he misses three weeks, there would be 11 regular-season games left. Without Butler, Tony Snell should move into the starting lineup and is a must-add in every format where he's available. Without Butler and Derrick Rose (knee), the Bulls are going to be slogging through the offensive end in the near future. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:38 am
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Martin suddenly questionable w/ illness
      Kevin Martin (illness) is questionable to play on Monday vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: If Martin can't suit up, expect Andrew Wiggins to be at the epicenter of whatever Minnesota tries to do against Los Angeles. And if the veteran is sidelined, it's possible Gary Neal would slide into the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:32 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Henry Walker expected to get second 10-day
      The Heat are expected to sign Henry Walker ot a second 10-day contract, sources told Real GM.

      Advice: No surprise here. Bill.I.Am has made an impression during his short stint in Miami, and he'll continue to get a ton of opportunity with Chris Bosh out for the season and the Heat paper-thin behind Hassan Whiteside in the frontcourt. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:11 am
    • Goran Dragic (back) questionable for Monday
      Goran Dragic (back) is still being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Suns.

      Advice: Dragic really wants to play, but he's clearly hurting even though he did report some improvement. He did not participate in shootaround, an indication that The Dragon could be headed for a dreaded game-time call. If he's unable to suit up, Mario Chalmers would start and see all of the minutes he can handle with Shabazz Napier as his backup. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:33 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Brad Stevens praises Thomas' ability to drive
      Celtics coach Brad Stevens praised Isaiah Thomas' ability to penetrate into the lane as a key that makes him successful.

      Advice: "We started the season playing very skilled at the 4 and the 5, but I think the ability to get in the paint, again, off of his (Thomas’) creation — but then the next guy getting into the paint because of it — is probably the key," Stevens said. It's not just Thomas creating opportunities for himself, but also his teammates that have him faring so well in Boston. He's a must-own, must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:05 am
    • Brandon Knight (hip) expected to start Monday
      Brandon Knight (hip) is expected to start against the Heat on Monday.

      Advice: Knight left Saturday's game with a left hip pointer, but it doesn't sound serious if he's already ready to be back in the starting lineup. Gerald Green will head back to the end of the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:01 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Elijah Millsap draws praise from Quin Snyder
      Coach Quin Snyder recently heaped praise all over rookie Elijah Millsap.

      Advice: "There’s things that Elijah does that makes us a better team," Snyder said. "I think he shoots the ball maybe better than any of us thought when he first got here, just his ability to hit a spot-up shot." Snyder added that Millsap has to learn how to better balance plays for himself vs. plays for his teammates, but he's clearly established himself as a key part of Snyder's rotation and is averaging over 25 minutes per game since the All-Star break concluded. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:58 am
    • Alec Burks traveling with Jazz while injured
      Alec Burks (shoulder) is traveling with the Jazz.

      Advice: Although he's out for the season, Burks is engaging in film studies and off-court activities to make the most of his time away from the floor. "It’s really good that he’s here, that he’s with us," Quin Snyder said. "He wants to be with us. He’s in the film sessions." Burks has ditched the protective sling for his shoulder and expects to make a full recovery before next season begins. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:56 am
       
      Injured
    • Gerald Green wants to play, wants to win more
      Gerald Green admitted he wants to play, but added he'd do whatever is best for the team.

      Advice: "We're all fighting for something – to get in the playoffs. So that's all I'm worried about. I want to play but, even if I don't, I just want to win." Green has played less than 16.5 minutes in three of his last four contests. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:44 am
    • Hornacek: Knight 'understands the game'
      Jeff Hornacek praised Brandon Knight because he "understands the game."

      Advice: "For myself, being a leader, directing guys, it's just putting them in the right positions and learning on the go and learning on the fly," Knight said. "If I talk myself through it, it looks like I'm leading but I'm kind of helping myself." Hornacek added that Knight is "willing to talk in practice," saying he's already been communicating with teammates about what needs improvement. By comparison, Eric Bledsoe plans to lead by example, "I keep on hearing everybody telling me I need to talk more...I'm pretty much going to go out there and do." Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:40 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Morey: Rockets 'nowhere' without James Harden
      Rockets GM Daryl Morey said the team would be "nowhere" without James Harden.

      Advice: How's that taste, Dwight Howard? "We basically told the owner, ‘We should just give them everything. Like, literally, every possible thing that isn’t bolted down with the Rockets should be traded,’" Morey said. Harden is at the center of the MVP conversation and is arguably No. 1 on the totem pole depending on who you ask. The Harden trade was a franchise-altering move for Houston. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:22 am
       
      Suspended
    • Bradley Beal (leg) reports no pain in return
      Bradley Beal (leg) reported no pain following his first game back in Saturday's win over the Pistons.

      Advice: "I felt good, no pain" he said. "Just a little winded at the beginning." Beal shot just 2-of-10 from the field, but the fact the he had no issues after jumping right back in with 32 minutes of action is a great sign going forward. Get him back in your lineup if he's not already. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:11 am
    • Andre Iguodala returns w/ efficient line Sun
      Andre Iguodala returned to action with six points, nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes during Sunday's win in Boston.

      Advice: He made 3-of-4 shots and didn't commit any turnovers, picking up in March where he left off in February when he averaged 10.3 points on 51.3 percent shooting, 1.4 triples, 4.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.5 blocks. Poor free throw shooting dents Iguodala's value but he's still worth deploying in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:58 pm
    • Goran Dragic (back) questionable for Monday
      According to head coach Erik Spoelstra, Goran Dragic is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Suns after he dealt with back spasms during Saturday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: "He got hit in the back and that's why he was in the locker room," Spoelstra said. "He probably shouldn't have played in the second half. He just played through it. I kept on asking him if he was OK and he said he was... He gutted it out." Dragic will likely do everything in his power to be ready in time to face his former team, and we should be able to provide another update after the Heat's shootaround on Monday morning. If Dragic can't play, Mario Chalmers will be the primary beneficiary, while Shabazz Napier would likely see an uptick in minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:37 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Dion Waiters struggles for short-handed OKC
      Dion Waiters couldn't capitalize on the Thunder's injuries, finishing Sunday's road win with nine points on 4-of-13 shooting in 28 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: He added three boards and three assists but missed all of his 3-point attempts, and sluggish offensive is dooming him to fantasy irrelevance. Waiters is shooting 35.7 percent over the past five games and history suggests he won't improve much in the season's final weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:13 pm
    • George Hill cruises in win vs. hapless Sixers
      George Hill carved up the Sixers' defense on Sunday, finishing a 94-74 home victory with 17 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals.

      Advice: He shot 8-of-16 with one 3-pointer and did his damage in just 32 minutes of action. The fact that he was matched up against Ish Smith and Isaiah Canaan certainly helped, but Hill has found his groove after an injury-plagued start to the year and he's regained must-start fantasy status. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:56 pm
    • Nicolas Batum struggles again on Sunday
      Nicolas Batum shot just 1-of-6 from the field and 0-of-4 from deep on Sunday vs. the Kings, finishing with just two points, five assists, four boards and one steal in 31 minutes.

      Advice: This was a pretty brutal game for Batum, but he has been much better since the All-Star break, averaging 10.2 points, 5.4 boards, 5.0 assists, 0.8 blocks, 1.4 steals and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games. Batum's owners may never forgive him after his horrific start to the season, but at least he is starting to turn things around. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:55 pm
    • Robert Covington (elbow) will not return Sun.
      Robert Covington suffered a right elbow contusion during Sunday's game vs. the Pacers and he will not return.

      Advice: Luckily, the injury doesn't sound serious and we will consider Covington questionable to play against the Raptors on Monday. If Covington is forced to miss any additional time, more minutes will be available for players such as Hollis Thompson and Jerami Grant. Covington finished Sunday's game with 12 points, three boards and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:53 pm
       
      Injured
    • James Harden drops 33 points in win over CLE
      James Harden kept up his torrid pace during Sunday's thrilling overtime win over the Cavs, notching 33 points (8-of-18 from the field, 15-of-18 from the line), eight rebounds, five assists, three steals, two blocks and five turnovers.

      Advice: This was Harden's NBA-leading 26th game with more than 30 points, and this performance will certainly help his case for MVP-honors. Harden also logged 42 minutes tonight, which would suggest that his ankle injury is no longer an issue. He's averaging 22.6 points, 8.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.6 three-pointers, since the All-Star break, while shooting 84.2 percent from the charity stripe on 11.4 attempts per game. Simply put, he’s a beast. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:52 pm
       
      Suspended
    • Tony Snell hits three more 3-pointers on Sun.
      Tony Snell scored 10 of his 13 points during the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Clippers, adding three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two assists and three turnovers through 33 minutes of action.

      Advice: Snell was forced into action when Jimmy Butler went down with an elbow injury early in the third quarter, but he's been playing well lately, averaging 13.6 points and 2.7 three-pointers during the month of February. With Butler's status for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards uncertain at this point, Snell is worth a speculative add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:37 pm
    • Evan Fournier (hip) out Sunday vs. Charlotte
      Evan Fournier (hip) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: With both Fournier and Aaron Gordon (ankle) sidelined, Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris could be forced into heavy minutes for Orlando. Harris has the most favorable matchup, and he's someone to consider for those playing daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:40 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jimmy Butler (elbow) scheduled for MRI Monday
      Jimmy Butler (left elbow) will have MRI on hyperextended left elbow on Monday.

      Advice: We'll continue to track Butler's status closely, and we're considering him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards. Tony Snell will likely draw the start if Butler is unavailable on Tuesday, and he's worth a speculative add in deep leagues with averages of 13.6 points and 2.7 three-pointers through the month of February. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:55 pm
       
      Injured
    • Update: Jimmy Butler (elbow) will not return
      Jimmy Butler (left elbow sprain) will not return for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: Butler will finish Sunday's game with 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting from the field, with two 3-pointers, two assists, two rebounds, and one turnover. The Bulls play again on Tuesday vs. Washington, and we'll be considering him questionable for that one. Tony Snell stepped up when Butler went down, scoring 10 points in the third quarter, and he'll be worth a look in deep leagues if Butler is forced to sit out on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:55 am
       
      Injured
    • Jimmy Butler (elbow) questionable to return
      Updating a previous report, Jimmy Butler has been diagnosed with a left elbow sprain and his return is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but the fact he's dealing with a sprain and not something more serious can be seen as a positive. Tony Snell will be the primary beneficiary if Butler is forced to miss any time. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:45 am
       
      Injured
    • Jimmy Butler leaves game with left arm injury
      Jimmy Butler was forced to leave Sunday's game vs. the Clippers with an apparent left arm injury, and his return is questionable.

      Advice: Butler injured himself running into a hard screen set by DeAndre Jordan, and was forced to immediately exit the game while clutching his left arm. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but Tony Snell will be in line for a healthy heaping of minutes if Butler is forced to miss any time. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:27 am
       
      Injured
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) scores eight in return
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) returned from a two-game absence on Saturday against the Jazz, scoring eight points in 27 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: He also added six boards, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers, and he could see a small bump in playing time moving forward if Jared Dudley (knee) needs to miss any additional action. Mayo was averaging 11.9 points, 2.8 assists, 2.6 boards and 1.4 3-pointers on the season prior to tonight's game, so he is worth holding onto in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:55 pm
       
      Injured
    • Gerald Green starts the second half
      Gerald Green started the second half for the injured Brandon Knight, finishing with four points and one rebound in 14 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

      Advice: He seems to be firmly in the doghouse and has played just 15.5 minutes per game since the break (including the DNP-CD). The Suns appear like they're not going to bring Green back next season and will get a look at their young guys, so he's not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:30 pm
    • Brandon Knight out for game with hip injury
      Brandon Knight suffered a hip injury against the Spurs and will not return, finishing with just one point and two assists in 17 minutes.

      Advice: He missed all six of his attempts from the field and clearly wasn't himself tonight. There is no word on the severity of the injury, but we should know more soon. Gerald Green started the second half in place of Knight, and he will have an excellent shot to play big minutes if Knight misses any additional time. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:35 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Henry Walker launches 11 treys
      Henry Walker made his first start of the season on Saturday with 10 points, two rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

      Advice: He attempted 11 treys from behind the arc and coach Erik Spoelstra clearly wants to have him out there for spacing. Walker is actually on the radar in standard leagues and owners in deep leagues should give him a look, but he's still on a 10-day after all. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:14 pm
    • Goran Dragic struggles against the Hawks
      Goran Dragic went scoreless in the first half against the Hawks on Saturday, finishing with six points, three rebounds, six assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: It's been a bumpy ride for Dragic, but his averages still look fine. In his five games with the Heat, he averaged 13.8 points, 3.0 boards, 5.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.6 treys on 49.1 percent from the field. He should get even better and have a chance to be a third- or fourth-round guy. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:12 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Bradley Beal plays 32 minutes in return
      Bradley Beal played a surprisingly high 32 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday with eight points on 2-of-10 from the field with six rebounds, five assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He might have played a little more, but his shot was just off tonight and he wasn't helping his team much. Beal was doing most of his work on the perimeter, but there was no indication that he's still dealing with his leg issue and he was diving for loose balls in the fourth. He was only doing 3-on-3 before tonight and he should get a full practice in soon. Beal is a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:35 pm
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play on Saturday
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play on Saturday against the Jazz.

      Advice: The Bucks are going to need his offense off the bench with Jared Dudley sidelined with a knee injury, so owners in need of scoring and 3-pointers should give him a look. Mayo has missed the last two games due to injury, so we will let you know how his hamstring holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:46 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jared Dudley (knee) out for Saturday
      Jared Dudley (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

      Advice: X-rays were negative on his kneecap and he appears to be day-to-day. However, it's tough to gauge how much time he is going to miss because Dudley did have an issue with his kneecap last year. He can be dropped in most leagues. Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless likely get most of Dudley's minutes. Ilyasova is worth a look in standard leagues and we'll let you know how he does tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:45 pm
       
      Injured
    • Henry Walker to start, Udonis Haslem to bench
      Henry Walker will start at power forward against the Hawks with Udonis Haslem coming off the bench.

      Advice: With Chris Andersen out, Haslem needs to play backup center for the Heat tonight. Walker has been on a roll lately and he's quickly already climbing into the conversation for 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:17 pm
    • Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce will play Saturday
      Bradley Beal (leg) and Paul Pierce (knee) will play against the Pistons on Saturday.

      Advice: The Wizards really need to win this game coming off a six-game losing streak. They said they wanted to have Beal practice more, but this might be a "desperate times call for desperate measures" case. Beal should be owned in all leagues, but he's not a complete must-start player because he is on a minutes restriction. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:18 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) out again on Sunday
      Nick Young (knee) will not play against the Thunder on Sunday.

      Advice: He is still dealing with swelling in his knee and the fact that the Lakers ruled him out a day before the game suggests he could miss Tuesday against the Hornets. Wayne Ellngton had a great second half on Friday while Jeremy Lin is finally starting to put some good games together, averaging 16.3 points, 2.0 boards, 4.3 assists and 0.8 treys in his last four. Young can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:36 pm
       
      Injured
    • Bradley Beal (leg) could return on Saturday?
      Head coach Randy Wittman left open the possibility of Bradley Beal (leg) playing on Saturday against the Pistons.

      Advice: Normally Beal would be required to make it through a full practice before returning, but coach Wittman said that it was not mandatory in order for Beal to play. "We’ll see in these next couple days," Wittman said before Friday's game against the 76ers. "He’s been going through simulations with all our players. All the hard running and stuff that needs to be done and then you check to make sure there’s no lingering effect the next day." We should know more on Beal's status closer to tip-off, so owners will want to check back for an update. Garrett Temple, Rasual Butler and Otto Porter will continue to see increased roles if Beal remains sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:16 am
    • Dragic goes for 20 and five in loss
      Goran Dragic scored 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in the Heat's loss to the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: Dragic has been a top-70 player so far in Miami and that's likely to rise as he gets comfortable and his role increases. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:33 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Jimmy Butler posts 28 & 12 against Minny
      Jimmy Butler scored 28 points on 11-of-19 shooting (6-of-7 FTs) with 12 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in the Bulls' 96-89 win over the Wolves on Friday.

      Advice: Butler did not hit a three but who cares when he's putting up numbers like these. He has returned top 6-12 value (9/8 cat) on a per-game basis this season and with Derrick Rose out of the picture for the most part he could theoretically improve on that. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:49 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on knee
      Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on his knee following Friday's game.

      Advice: He said he is dealing with some problems with his kneecap, which bothered him last season. Dudley hasn't played well lately and has clearly been passed by Khris Middleton. If he's out, more minutes will go to Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:54 pm
       
      Injured
    • Isaiah Thomas at it again with 28 & 7 in win
      Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points on 9-of-22 shooting (2-of-8 3PTs, 8-of-10 FTs) with one rebound, seven assists and one steal in the Celtics' 106-98 win over the Hornets on Friday.

      Advice: Thomas has been a top-25 player in four games for the Celtics (top-60 in 9-cat), averaging 22.3 points in 27.7 mpg with 2.5 treys, 3.3 boards, 6.0 assists, 1.0 steals and a devastating 88.6 percent from the line on 8.8 attempts per game. He's hitting just 39.3 percent of his shots during that small sample and his playing time should continue to rise. Meanwhile the Celtics look like a transformed team and a fun potential No. 8 seed if they can keep it up. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:51 pm
    • George Hill logs 1st triple-double of career
      George Hill logged the first triple-double of his career on Friday during a 93-86 win over the Cavs with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists, one block, two steals and two turnovers.

      Advice: Since Monday, there has been a triple-double every night this week. Hill has really stepped up with 7.0 assists per game in his last five, adding averages of 12.8 points, 4.2 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.4 treys. He's not shooting the ball well, but he is a must-start player right now. Plus, it's great to see his groin injury is behind him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:06 pm
    • Jason Richardson scores 12 points
      Jason Richardson scored 12 points in 26 minutes during an 89-81 win over the Wizards on Friday with two rebounds, five assists and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: He is putting up some nice numbers right now with a 16-point, four-trey game on Wednesday. Richardson is going to have to rest on occasion, but he should have a chance to put up top-100 value the nights he plays because of his output from beyond the arc. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:09 pm
    • Robert Covington cores 13 with two treys
      Robert Covington didn't play well against the Wizards on Friday with 13 points, six boards and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He wasn't benched this time and his minutes should increase a little more than this. Covington was benched on Wednesday due to poor defense, but he wasn't too bad in that department tonight. In his previous February games, he averaged 16.3 points, 5.7 boards, 1.8 assists, 2.4 steals and 3.0 treys. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:03 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young officially out for Friday
      Nick Young (knee) will not play against the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: He was essentially ruled out on Thursday and he is likely going to miss games. Young is in the news most of the time for leading the league in shoekeepers and keeping his right arm tattoo-free strictly for buckets. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:01 pm
       
      Injured
    • James Harden (ankle) will start Friday vs. BK
      Updating a previous report, James Harden (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Head coach Kevin McHale said that he has no plan to limit Harden's minutes, but he will keep an eye on his ankle and make adjustments if he’s in any noticeable pain. Harden has been an absolute beast this season, leading the league in scoring with 27.2 points per game while chipping in 5.8 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 1.9 steals, and 2.7 three-pointers. Get him active for tonight's favorable matchup against the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:08 pm
       
      Suspended
    • James Harden (ankle) likely to play Friday
      Rockets' head coach Kevin McHale believes that James Harden (ankle) will suit up for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Harden is already a must-start guy every time he's in uniform, and with a very favorable matchup against the Nets, he's someone to strongly consider in daily leagues. He will be without a minutes restriction, and had a 30-point outing with a full line during his last matchup against Brooklyn, so make sure you have him on your active roster. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:21 pm
       
      Suspended
    • Evan Fournier (hip) out Friday vs. the Hawks
      Evan Fournier (sore right hip) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: With Fournier and Aaron Gordon (ankle) unavailable, Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris are going to be forced into heavy minutes, and both figure to be decent plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:15 pm
       
      Injured
    • Andre Iguodala (rest) out for Friday night
      Andre Iguodala (rest) will not play on Friday night.

      Advice: It is scheduled rest with Iguodala sitting out in previous back-to-back sets. The last time he sat, Klay Thompson scored 52 points, but it should be Brandon Rush picking up most of the minutes for Iggy tonight. Harrison Barnes only gets a slight bump tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:03 pm
    • 76ers going with the same starting five
      Coach Brett Brown he will start the same starting five for Friday against the Wizards.

      Advice: That means it'll be Isaiah Canaan, Jason Richardson, Robert Covington, Luc Mbah a Moute and Nerlens Noel. Covington was benched on Wednesday for poor defense, but he should be back to his old role. Start him. It'll be interesting to see where Jerami Grant fits in after playing 33 minutes. We can probably expect him to log 24-28 minutes tonight. We might see a little more out of Thomas Robinson now that he has shaken hands with Brown. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:25 pm
       
      Injured
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) out again for Friday
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play against the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: The Bucks called Mayo sitting on Wednesday as "rest" but it certainly raised a red flag because they weren't on the front or back end of a back-to-back set. Mayo tweaked his hamstring on Feb. 20, but he did play 31.0 minutes per game in his two following outings. With Mayo out, Jerryd Bayless will log more minutes at shooting guard which may allow Tyler Ennis to get minutes close to 20. Khris Middleton should also have a higher usage rate, which helped him get to 19 points on Wednesday. Mayo is a tough player to own now that he's not healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:04 pm
       
      Injured
    • Scott still doesn't expect Nick Young to play
      Coach Byron Scott said he does not expect Nick Young (knee) to play against the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: He is technically questionable, but there has been nothing to suggest he is going to play. With Young out, we'll see more of Jeremy Lin in the second unit with Wes Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson all expected to score more, too. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:32 am
       
      Injured
    • Bradley Beal (leg) will not play on Friday
      Bradley Beal (leg) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: Beal still needs to go through a full practice before he can return to the court, so until that happens, he's not going to play. Garrett Temple, Otto Porter, and Rasual Butler will continue to split minutes at the two-spot with Beal sidelined, but the timeshare makes all of those guys too risky for use in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:08 am
    • James Harden (ankle) goes through shootaround
      James Harden (ankle) was able to go through shootaround, but he remains questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but if he's unable to go, Corey Brewer would likely slide into the starting lineup with Pablo Prigioni and K.J. McDaniels having the opportunity for extended minutes. As for the offense, Trevor Ariza, Josh Smith, Terrence Jones, and Donatas Motiejunas would all be asked to step up, and each of those guys would serve as quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:52 am
       
      Suspended
    • Gerald Green plays 16 minutes
      Gerald Green played 16 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with two points, one assist and one steal.

      Advice: He was the No. 2 guy off the bench and he only made 1-of-4 from the field. Green was more focused on defense tonight, but he still has a long way to go to getting back in the good graces of his coach. If you want to add someone like Kelly Olynyk for Green, go for it. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:28 am
    • Brandon Knight scores 15 points in win
      Brandon Knight played 48 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: While he did get a front-row seat of the Russ Westbrook Show, Knight looked good. He had a lot of ISO plays and he ran the offense a ton tonight, especially in transition. It's pretty clear coach Jeff Hornacek is going to stagger Knight's minutes with Eric Bledsoe, which should elevate his usage rate. Considering how many treys he's taking, his fantasy value shouldn't fall off too much. He should be viewed as a mid-round guy. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:40 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Dion Waiters scores 16 points against Suns
      Dion Waiters scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting on Thursday vs. the Suns, adding two steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He has now scored in double digits in each of his last four games, and he hasn't been shy about hoisting up shots either, averaging 15 shots per game over that span. That being said, Waiters still doesn't do enough outside of scoring to be considered in standard leagues, and the eventual return of Kevin Durant (foot) will hurt his value. Leave Waiters on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:31 pm
    • Poor defense led to Covington's benching Wed.
      76ers' head coach Brett Brown said that Robert Covington's lackluster play on the defensive end was the reason he elected to bench him for the second and third quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Bucks.

      Advice: "The luxury that I have now that we kind of have bodies is you don’t feel a prisoner to somebody like Robert," said Brown. "We’ve got [Jason Richardson] and Hollis Thompson, so there are more options there. That’s not scolding [Covington], it’s just the way the landscape works. It’s a pecking order that’s built on the standards we have defensively." While Covington sat out a large chunk of Wednesday's game, he still put up 13 points with a full line, and hopefully this doesn't become a common occurrence. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:43 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young (knee) says he will not play Fri.
      Nick Young (knee) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and said that he will not play Friday vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: "I don’t think it’s serious," said Lakers coach Byron Scott of Young's knee injury. "But it’s serious enough that he might miss another game or two. I know it’s getting better and the swelling is going down." If Young does indeed sit out on Friday, Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson, and Jeremy Lin will all see some increased opportunity on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:40 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nicolas Batum says he feels refreshed
      Nicolas Batum said he feels refreshed and ready for the second half of the season after spending six days in Mexico.

      Advice: Batum has been mired in a season-long slump, but said six days of vacation on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico over the All-Star Break helped him hit the rest button. "I needed that," Batum said. "Just to refresh my mind. Just to go away from the stress. Just get away." Batum has has strong back-to-back performances and has averaged 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 3.0 three-pointers in those two games. If he can keep this up, he'll go a long way toward redeeming himself with fantasy owners who spent a top-35 pick on him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:31 am
    • James Harden questionable for Friday vs Nets
      James Harden (ankle) did not practice on Thursday, and is questionable for Friday against the Nets.

      Advice: With Dwight Howard (knee) already out and Patrick Beverley (illness) also questionable, missing Harden on Friday would be a big blow to the Rockets. We'll update his status as soon as possible, but some combination of Trevor Ariza, Josh Smith, Jason Terry, and Beverley (if he plays) would have to pick up the slack for Harden if he has to sit out on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:06 am
       
      Suspended
    • Kerr planning to rest Andre Iguodala
      Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said he's planning to give Andre Iguodala some rest in the near future.

      Advice: Iguodala won't sit against the Cavaliers on Thursday, so we'll likely see him get a rest day on Friday or Sunday. Harrison Barnes will get a small bump in fantasy value on whichever day Iguodala sits, but the value boost will only last for one game. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:45 am
    • Nicolas Batum plays well in win over Spurs
      Nicolas Batum hit 6-of-8 shots for 15 points, four rebounds, nine assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Spurs.

      Advice: Yes, that's the guy you thought you were drafting early last October, and it's nice that he's finally starting to show up. He's averaging 16 points, 7.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.0 3-pointers over his last two games. Hopefully he's ready to keep the train rolling, just in time for the fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:08 am
    • James Harden limps out of arena after win
      James Harden suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter and played through it during a big 110-105 win over the Clippers on Wednesday, scoring 21 points with four rebounds, 10 assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: "It’s pretty sore right now, but I’ll get some rest tonight and ice it," Harden said. "Hopefully be ready to go Friday." He limped out of the arena and he is likely going to be on the injury report for Friday's game against the Nets. Meanwhile, Harden finally stuck it to the Clippers. In his career, the Clippers kept Harden to an NBA-low 13.4 points per game before tonight. He is leading the NBA in VORP (value over replacement player) and is right at the top of the list for MVP candidates. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:56 pm
       
      Suspended
    • Elijah Millsap scores career-high 17 in loss
      Elijah Millsap came off the bench to hit 5-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for a career-high 17 points and seven rebounds against the Lakers on Wednesday.

      Advice: Millsap's rise contributed to the fall of Joe Ingles (zero points), but we're guessing Millsap won't do this again anytime soon. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:09 pm
    • Brandon Knight scores team-high 19
      Brandon Knight scored a team-high 19 points against the Nuggets during a 110-96 win on Wednesday with three rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's established a very nice rapport with Eric Bledsoe. In fact, Knight has passed the ball to Bledsoe more than any other player and he's also received more passes from him than anyone else, too. He's taken 19 attempts from deep in his last two games, which is a good thing based on his 40.4 percent from that range this season. Knight's value won't drop too much in standard leagues thanks to the added output in treys. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:07 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Bradley Beal (leg) hopes to play Friday night
      Bradley Beal (leg) is hoping to play Friday against the 76ers.

      Advice: The Wizards really need him right now, going 2-6 since Beal went down. He will almost certainly be on a minutes limit in his return and likely be in the 24-30 range. With Beal back, we'll see a lot less of Otto Porter and Garrett Temple. The frontcourt guys should also score slightly less. Beal should be owned in standard leagues as more of a stash. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:54 pm
    • Vince Carter hoping to practice next week
      Vince Carter (foot) is hoping to practice in the next 7-10 days.

      Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and he is likely going to need a few days of practice before he can suit up and play. Fantasy owners can leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Gerald Green finally gets run, scores 15
      Gerald Green played 21 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He was a DNP-CD on Monday because coach Jeff Hornacek called his number and Green had stepped away to go to the bathroom. He really only needs around 25 minutes per game to put up value in standard leagues, so he should be on your radar. However, it's going to be tough to add him until Hornacek rolls with a consistent rotation on the wing behind Brandon Knight and P.J. Tucker. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:36 pm
    • Jimmy Butler has an underwhelming game
      Jimmy Butler didn't step up against the Hornets during a 98-86 loss on Wednesday with 14 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: He should have more on his plate with Derrick Rose (knee) out for the foreseeable future. Butler has really seen a huge boost in the past month even with Rose on the floor, so it should be interesting to see how he does now that he'll be running the offense a lot more. There's a very good chance Jimmy Buckets is a top-10 player the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:34 pm
       
      Injured
    • Gary Neal plays 28 minutes Wednesday
      Gary Neal came off the bench for 28 minutes on Wednesday and had seven points, four rebounds, two assists and a 3-pointer on 2-of-5 shooting.

      Advice: He was iffy coming in due to an ankle injury, but obviously, Flip Saunders felt like it was no big deal, even though Neal was actually doubtful at one point because of it. He didn't do much with the minutes, but he should at least be watched closely in case this wasn't a fluke. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:26 pm
       
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Tony Snell plays 28 minutes vs. Hornets
      Tony Snell logged 28 minutes off the bench against the Hornets on Wednesday with 10 points, three rebounds and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Mike Dunleavy played just 20 minutes and still has a cap on his playing time, so it's hard to be too excited about this line from Snell. However, he's likely going to benefit from the Derrick Rose (knee) injury. Snell is still only worth a look in deep leagues despite playing extremely well in the past week. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:15 pm
    • Kevin Martin still hot, scores 28 in win
      Kevin Martin kept it rolling on Wednesday, hitting 10-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 28 points and two steals in an easy win over the Wizards.

      Advice: He's on fire and has scored 21 or more points in six straight games. If you stuck with him through the wrist debacle, he's paying off down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:15 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Robert Covington plays well after benching
      Robert Covington was benched for most of the first three quarters and did play the entire fourth quarter, finishing with 13 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He wasn't in his usual spot on the bench for much of this game and it's unclear what exactly happened with him. However, Covington really played well down the stretch and he's very unlikely to be in jeopardy of losing his playing time. He should be considered as a top-50 player in standard leagues, especially after posting second-round value this month. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:21 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jason Richardson scores 16 in start
      Jason Richardson played well against the Bucks on Wednesday with 16 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

      Advice: He rested on Monday and picked up season highs in points, minutes and treys. Richardson is playing OK so far this year, averaging 7.0 points, 6.0 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 treys in his previous two games. He's still going to be a risky player to own because he'll rest in several games this season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:41 pm
    • Henry Walker hits 3-of-13 shots in 33 minutes
      Henry Walker came off the bench and played 33 minutes in Wednesday's overtime win, but hit just 3-of-13 shots and 2-of-11 3-pointers for 10 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: The minutes were there, but his shot wasn't. If the Heat are going to keep giving him minutes, and it looks like they plan to, he's probably worth a flier in deep leagues. He played 21 minutes and scored 11 in his Heat debut on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:30 pm
    • Jerami Grant starts second half for Covington
      Jerami Grant started the second half for Robert Covington on Wednesday.

      Advice: There is no word of an injury and it looks like Covington has been benched for poor play. We'll look for an update following the game or perhaps before that time. Covington should be fine for the weekend. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:39 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jason Richardson (knee) starting vs. Wolves
      Jason Richardson (knee) will return to the Sixers' starting lineup on Wednesday.

      Advice: J-Rich sat out Monday's game as a precaution in the second half of a back-to-back set, something which may be a trend through the final weeks of the season. Richardson will have his hands full chasing Kevin Martin around the court tonight, and he's only worth a glance from deep-league owners seeking 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:09 pm
    • Gary Neal will play on Wednesday night
      Gary Neal (ankle) will be available to play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was listed as doubtful and it's still unclear if he'll play. He is one of just a few wings on the bench for the Wolves, so the team might need him. Neal is still nowhere near being worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:06 pm
       
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Bradley Beal (leg) sits out seventh straight
      Bradley Beal (leg) will miss his seventh consecutive game on Wednesday.

      Advice: Beal traveled with the team and has been slowly ramping up his activity in recent days, leaving him questionable to return in Philly on Friday or at home on Saturday. Garrett Temple will earn another start at SG in his absence but he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:56 pm
    • O.J. Mayo (rest) out against the 76ers
      O.J. Mayo (rest) will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

      Advice: Interesting. The Bucks played their last game on Monday and their next game isn't until Friday, so this is a surprise. Mayo was playing well and even logged 34 minutes on Monday. With him out, Jerryd Bayless should log the majority of his minutes at shooting guard while Khris Middleton may also play a tad more. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:24 pm
       
      Injured
    • Isaiah Thomas to continue coming off bench
      Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that he isn't considering Isaiah Thomas as a starter, and he's happy with the backcourt combination of Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley.

      Advice: Thomas has averaged 21.0 points, 3.0 triples, 3.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 steals in two games with Boston, despite playing only 26 minutes off the bench. He's a must-start fantasy player whether he's starting or leading the second unit, and his presence is a drag on Smart's fantasy outlook. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:02 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) will not play vs. the Jazz
      Nick Young (knee) will not play vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is coming off a 19-point performance vs. the Celtics on Sunday, so it's a shame that he is going to have to sit this one out. The good news is that an MRI taken on his knee came back negative, but head coach Byron Scott said that Young was still dealing with some swelling. Consider Young day-to-day for now, and expect Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson and Jeremy Lin to all see increased opportunities with Young on the shelf. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:36 am
       
      Injured
    • Dion Waiters w/ 14 points on 18 shot attempts
      Dion Waiters needed 18 shots to score 14 points during Tuesday's win vs. the Pacers, though four of his five makes came from beyond the arc.

      Advice: He shot 0-of-7 from within 16 feet of the basket, which is an extreme example of Waiters' season-long inefficiency. He's shooting just 50.3 percent in the restricted area, 36.4 percent in the paint, and his True Shooting of 45.5 percent leaves much to be desired. There's no reason to touch him outside of the deepest fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:13 pm
    • Bradley Beal (leg) will not play on Tuesday
      Bradley Beal (leg) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors, as expected.

      Advice: Garrett Temple will stick in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game, however, he'll be splitting minutes with Rasual Butler and Otto Porter Jr., making all three guys a risky play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:33 pm
    • Gary Neal (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
      Gary Neal (ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. Washington.

      Advice: Neal only managed to get in the game for 11 minutes during his Timberwolves debut, so his absence from the lineup doesn't have any real fantasy implications. He's stuck in a backup role in Minnesota, and he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues as long as Kevin Martin is healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:20 pm
       
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Nick Young (knee) doesn't practice Tuesday
      Nick Young (knee) did not participate during Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: An MRI taken on Young's knee came back negative, but with him sitting out of Tuesday's practice, he looks to be on the doubtful side of questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Utah. If he's unable to go, there will be more minutes for guys like Jeremy Lin, Wes Johnson, and Wayne Ellington. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:55 pm
       
      Injured
    • Bradley Beal present at Wizards' practice
      Bradley Beal (leg) was present at Wizards' practice on Tuesday, but only participated in individual drills.

      Advice: While Beal seems to be inching closer to a return, it doesn't sound like that's an imminent possibility. Barring a miracle, we'll consider him out for Tuesday's game against the Warriors with a Saturday return looking like the more likely scenario. There isn't a direct fantasy beneficiary in Beal's absence, so Garrett Temple, Otto Porter, and Rasual Butler can all stay on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:31 am
    • Gerald Green a healthy scratch on Monday
      Gerald Green was a healthy scratch against the Celtics on Monday.

      Advice: Green was set to come off the bench against his former team on Monday, but ended up not seeing the court during the Suns' loss. While Green had played in all but one game this season, it looks like he's in danger to losing his spot in the Suns' rotation to Archie Goodwin and can be dropped in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:20 am
    • Isaiah Thomas relishes victory over Suns
      Isaiah Thomas said it felt good to beat his former team on Monday night as the Celtics beat the Suns in Phoenix.

      Advice: Thomas led the Celtics to victory with 21 points and relished beating the team that traded him last week. "It felt good to beat the team that traded you away," Thomas said. "I just love the big moment. I want to be the hero. IT2 will see plenty of run with the C's and has top-25 fantasy upside the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:18 am
    • Knight scores 20 points w/ four 3PMs in start
      Brandon Knight moved into the starting lineup in the Suns' 115-110 loss to the Celtics on Monday, scoring 20 points on 8-of-19 shooting (4-of-11 from deep) with one rebound and four assists in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Knight is going to produce more like a shooting guard than a point guard in Phoenix, and it's fair to wonder if he'll keep up with the gaudy rebounding totals. He did not have a steal or block or go to the free throw line at all, but altogether the increase in 3-point attempts will go a long way toward keeping his value from dipping too much. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:07 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • The Pizza Guy delivers in win over the Suns
      New Celtics PG Isaiah Thomas returned to Phoenix just a week after he was traded away, carving up the Suns for 21 points, seven assists, three treys and one steal in 27 minutes.

      Advice: It's clear the Celtics are going to rely on Thomas to generate much of their offense and though they could decide to hold his minutes in the 27-30 range, it wouldn't be surprising if he's running starter's minutes sometime soon. He has top-25 upside and he's probably looking at early round returns no matter what, as now the Suns join the Kings in looking silly for letting the Pizza Guy go. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:35 pm
    • James Harden scores 31, triple-doubles
      James Harden strengthened his case for MVP during a 113-102 win over the Wolves on Monday, scoring 31 points with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, four blocks and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's just the sixth player since 1985 to put up a 30-point triple-double with at least four blocks. The Rockets didn't have Patrick Beverley (illness) tonight and it was all Harden all the time. Harden's numbers in his last 10 are ridiculous, averaging 27.1 points, 6.8 boards 7.0 assists, 1.9 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.7 treys. He and Russell Westbrook are the two biggest stat machines in the NBA. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:40 pm
       
      Suspended
    • Tony Snell scores 20 points in blowout win
      Tony Snell scored 20 points in the Bulls' blowout win on Monday, hitting 7-of-11 shots (including four threes) with two rebounds, one steal and one block in 31 minutes.

      Advice: Snell has gained the confidence of Tom Thibodeau, at least for now, and he'll be in the rotation going forward. Whether or not he can float consistent fantasy value when the Bulls are at full strength is another question. He has been a top-100 player or better over the last month, but we're not going to bet our houses that he continues to shoot 55.7 percent much longer. If anything, a cold storm's a comin'. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:35 pm
    • Dudley goes scoreless on Monday vs. Bulls
      Jared Dudley was demoted to a bench role on Monday and missed all four of his shot attempts, finishing with no points as the Bulls had no mercy on his soul.

      Advice: Dudley managed two steals, one board and one assist and he has been slowly trending down over the past week. After a night like this, owners have to be thinking about a drop and if there's any slightly better than average free agent it's an easy call. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:40 pm
       
      Injured
    • Covington steals five, scores 16
      Robert Covington scored 16 points with four rebounds, two assists, five steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Heat on Monday.

      Advice: He had all five steals in the first quarter and he has stepped up in the steals department as a shooting guard, stealing six in his first start at shooting guard this season. Covington has at least three treys in five of his last six games and has 3.0 per game in February. He's a must-start player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:30 pm
       
      Injured
    • Goran Dragic looks much better with 23 & 10
      Goran Dragic showed why the Heat traded for him on Monday with 23 points, two rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He only had one assist in his Heat debut on Saturday and was on the other end of the spectrum tonight. Dragic was highly involved in the offense and he should add plenty more double-doubles with his new team. He's one of the best point guards in the paint, which should complement the rest of the starters. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:15 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Henry Walker scores 11 points
      Henry Walker made his season debut on Monday with 11 points, one rebound and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

      Advice: It was his first game since 2012 and he looked pretty good out there. Walker had a sweet dunk driving down the lane and hit a couple treys in the first quarter. He's only on a 10-day deal, but he could get another 10-day based on tonight. He's not worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:06 pm
    • MRI negative on Nick Young (left knee)
      The MRI on Nick Young's left knee came back negative and he is listed as questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has some swelling in his knee for the second time in 2015. Young didn't need to miss any games the last time his knee swelled up on him, so this is just a day-to-day issue. If he doesn't play, his minutes will be distributed to about four other players. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 4:35 pm
       
      Injured
    • Bradley Beal doing some jumping
      Bradley Beal (leg) said he has been "running and jumping a little bit" in some on-court drills.

      Advice: He said he has no soreness in his leg and "it's just a matter of time now" for him to return. Even with the positive news, we would still consider him doubtful to play on Tuesday against the Warriors. Perhaps he has a chance to return on Saturday following a three-game road trip. Beal should be stashed in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 1:31 pm
    • Gerald Green coming off the bench on Monday
      Gerald Green will come off the bench against the Celtics on Monday.

      Advice: He played just 11 minutes on Saturday and there is no word of an injury. Green has played poorly in February, averaging 7.0 points, 1.7 boards, 1.9 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.9 treys on 39.6 percent from the field. He has a greater opportunity now, but he's too risky to start in fantasy leagues right now with the Suns getting a look at Archie Goodwin these days. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 12:42 pm
    • Brandon Knight starting, Gerald Green benched
      Brandon Knight will start against the Celtics on Monday with Gerald Green moving to the bench.

      Advice: Knight didn't look great in his debut and was forcing the issue a bit, scoring 13 points with five assists in 25 minutes. He is going to play off the ball and he should slot into Goran Dragic's role from last season -- Dragic played 35.1 minutes per game last season. Knight probably won't be as great as he was with the Bucks, but he should become a must-start player once he figures out how to play with his new team. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 12:37 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Jason Richardson (knee) out on Monday night
      Jason Richardson (knee) will not play against the Heat on Monday.

      Advice: He played in the last two games and actually looked good in those two, averaging 7.0 points, 6.0 boards, 1.0 steals and 1.0 treys in 21.0 minutes per game. He will likely have to rest throughout the season, so it's tough to add him in even deep leagues. With J-Rich out and Jerami Grant up in the air, there should be more minutes for Hollis Thompson and JaKarr Sampson on the wing. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 12:29 pm
    • Nick Young doesn't practice, may have MRI
      Nick Young (swollen left knee) did not practice on Monday and may have an MRI following a doctor visit.

      Advice: His knee swelled up on him Monday morning after playing well on Sunday. Young did have a right knee soreness back in January, so this could be some sort of an aggravation. Should Swaggy miss time, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin, Ryan Kelly and Wes Johnson will step up. Johnson and Lin are probably the best players to speculatively grab depending on what you need. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 12:10 pm
       
      Injured
    • Gary Neal will not play on Monday vs. HOU
      Gary Neal (ankle) will not play against the Rockets on Monday.

      Advice: Neal said the ankle sprain is "bad," and he will not be able to suit up on Monday. His absence shouldn't have a real impact on the game or fantasy leagues anywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 9:30 am
       
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Jimmy Butler playing through thumb injury
      Jimmy Butler is playing through a thumb injury, but he's not in danger of missing any time.

      Advice: This is the first we've heard of a thumb injury for Butler. Taj Gibson inadvertently revealed Butler is dealing with the concern over the weekend, and Butler said he "can't remember" if there was a more serious injury than just a sprain. Butler also added that he was feeling better and didn't think he'd need offseason surgery, but he continues to wear a protective splint on it for now. It's something to monitor as we progress down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 9:29 am
       
      Injured
    • Brandon Knight must adjust to two-PG system
      Brandon Knight admitted he'll need to adjust to playing off the ball.

      Advice: "It will be something I have to get used to," Knight said. "It's just a matter of playing basketball and making winning plays, whether on or off the ball." After dealing two of their point guards at the trade deadline, the Suns are once again banking on playing two point guards in the same backcourt, though Knight and Eric Bledsoe are a much different version than the previous pairing of Bledsoe and Goran Dragic. Knight also admitted the trade initially caught him off guard, so he's just like the rest of us in that regard. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 8:44 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Spoelstra wants to make Dragic comfortable
      Erik Spoelstra said of his "biggest priorities" is to make Goran Dragic "feel comfortable as soon as we can."

      Advice: "It was tough. Sometimes you didn’t know where to go," Dragic said of his debut with his new teammates. Spoelstra also said that the Heat want to "play to his strengths" when talking about Dragic's acclimation, and it will be an adjustment process for all involved. Even Dwyane Wade admitted it will take some time to play with another guy who can create off the dribble, and it sounds like the Heat will be tinkering with their new look for at least the next several contests. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 7:12 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Nick Young scores 19 point off Lakers' bench
      Nick Young scored 19 points vs. Boston on Sunday, making 5-of-9 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs with three 3-pointers in his highest-scoring game since Jan. 19.

      Advice: Young added one rebound, one assist, one steal and a rare block during 26 minutes off L.A.'s bench, and his lackluster supporting stats are a big reason why he can't be relied upon in typical fantasy leagues. He was reportedly 15 minutes late to practice but the Lakers haven't confirmed it and he shouldn't face any punishment for Wednesday's game in Utah. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 10:27 pm
       
      Injured
    • Isaiah Thomas scores 21 points in Celts debut
      Isaiah Thomas looked good in green during his Celtics debut on Sunday, posting 21 points, three 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in just 25 minutes before being ejected in the fourth quarter.

      Advice: He was dealing with a minor illness, according to coach Brad Stevens, and should see his role increase steadily as he adjusts to his new team in Boston. A starting job is almost inevitable, though Thomas should see an uptick in playing time and usage rate no matter where he begins the game. Boston has him under contract for a reasonable $19.3 million over the next three seasons (through 2017-18), so they have plenty of incentive to feed him minutes over the final two months of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 10:00 pm
    • Nicolas Batum double-doubles in Sunday's loss
      Nicolas Batum got back on track vs. Memphis with 17 points, three 3-pointers, 10 rebounds, five assists, one block and two turnovers in 36 minutes.

      Advice: This was Batum's first double-digit scoring performance in five games and it marks his second double-double all season. Tonight's outburst is attributable to LaMarcus Aldridge's absence with a thumb injury, but it's still encouraging to see Batum aggressive and accurate offensively. The All-Star break may have aided his rehab but it's hard to view Batum as more than a rest-of-season mid-round value. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 8:54 pm
    • Dion Waiters leads OKC reserves w/ 17 points
      Dion Waiters led all Thunder reserves with 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Sunday's rout, adding one 3-pointer, three rebounds and one turnover in 27 minutes.

      Advice: "The whole team is having fun," Waiters said after the game. That's a far cry from his attitude while in Cleveland and he seems to be embracing a reserve role for OKC, though it helps that he got 15 shot attempts tonight with Kevin Durant (foot) out and starting swingman Kyle Singler in early foul trouble. He's shooting 36.5 percent over his past dozen games and remains a sketchy pickup in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 7:00 pm
    • Robert Covington scores 16 pts in tough loss
      Robert Covington's 16 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals weren't enough to prevent Sunday's 98-103 road loss in Orlando.

      Advice: He shot 6-of-13 from the field and continues to be Philly's most reliable offensive weapon, having scored double-digit points in nine of his past 10 games. Hassan Whiteside may finish as the waiver-wire pickup of the year, but Covington isn't all that far behind. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:15 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jason Richardson starts again, plays 24 mins
      Jason Richardson maintained his starting role vs. Orlando on Sunday, posting seven points, five rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes of action.

      Advice: J-Rich was made 1-of-5 shots from downtown, going 3-of-9 overall, and it looks like he'll remain a Sixers' starter indefinitely. Philly plays a back-to-back game on Monday and there are no guarantees that J-Rich will play, let alone log 20+ minutes, so even deep-league owners should view him warily. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:11 pm
    • Evan Fournier scoreless in 14 minutes Sunday
      Evan Fournier came off the bench during Sunday's five-point win vs. the 76ers, finishing scoreless with three assists in 14 minutes.

      Advice: He was coming off a nice 16-point effort as a starter on Friday and plenty of owners got burned tonight, as Fournier pulled the short straw in interim coach James Borrego's rotations. Fournier should be benched until Orlando's backcourt settles into a reliable pattern, at least while Tobias Harris (knee) is healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:03 pm
       
      Injured
    • Leandro Barbosa plays 21 minutes w/ Curry out
      Leandro Barbosa had nine points, one 3-pointer, two assists and two steals off the bench vs. Indiana, logging 21 minutes in Stephen Curry's absence.

      Advice: Curry was sidelined by a fluky foot injury and Barbosa found himself playing the third-most minutes all season. He's barely on the deep-league radar with Curry out and can be left on the waiver wire in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 5:54 pm
    • George Hill shoots 4-of-13 in 30 minutes
      George Hill shot 4-of-13 from the field on Sunday, finishing a surprising win vs. the Warriors with 12 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Hill is shooting just 38.8 percent over his past five games and has yet to play more than 30 minutes in a game since returning from his groin injury on Jan. 23. The Pacers' caution is understandable and Hill is still providing fantasy value thanks to solid 3-pointers, assists and steals, in addition to low turnovers from the PG spot. He should only get better in the season's final eight weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 5:50 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas (illness) will play on Sunday
      Isaiah Thomas is feeling under the weather, but he is going to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: Thomas is set to come off the bench in his Boston debut behind Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley, but it's going to be interesting to see what coach Brad Stevens does with his rotations. Thomas should still see plenty of run in a bench role, so he's still worth holding onto in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 5:11 pm
    • Gary Neal (ankle) questionable for Monday
      Gary Neal turned his ankle during Sunday's practice, and he is being considered questionable for Monday's game vs. Houston.

      Advice: Neal played just 10 minutes during his Timberwolves debut, so whether he plays or not should be of no concern to owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 12:40 pm
       
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Isaiah Thomas will come off bench on Sunday
      Isaiah Thomas will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

      Advice: It looks like Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley's job is safe for now, and it will be interesting to see what head coach Brad Stevens does with his rotations in the coming weeks. Thomas should still see plenty of run even in a bench role, so he's still worth owning in all leagues. Check back after the game to see how he fares. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 11:10 am
    • Isaiah Thomas going through shootaround
      Newcomers Isaiah Thomas, Jonas Jerebko and Luigi Datome are all going through shootaround and look set to play against the Lakers on Sunday night.

      Advice: They weren't able to meet up with the team in time to play on Friday, but all signs point to them being activated tonight. It's going to be interesting to see how Thomas fits into the rotation along with Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley, so owners will want to keep a close eye on this in the coming days. Jerebko may see a few minutes with Jared Sullinger (foot) out for the season, but Datome will probably be buried on the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 10:43 am
    • Vince Carter (foot) out again on Sunday
      Vince Carter (foot) will not play vs. the Blazers on Sunday.

      Advice: The 38-year-old veteran remains without a timetable to return, but the Grizzlies have no reason to rush him back. Carter was averaging just 6.0 points in 16.6 minutes per game before suffering the injury, so it's safe to leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 10:07 am
       
      Injured
    • Jason Richardson will start again on Sunday
      Jason Richardson will make his second consecutive start against the Magic on Sunday.

      Advice: He scored seven points with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes against the Pacers on Friday, so J-Rich proved that he still has some gas left in the tank. He's obviously a huge injury risk at this point in his career, but owners in deeper leagues can certainly do worse while he is active. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:31 am
    • Gerald Green plays 11 minutes on Saturday
      Gerald Green played 11 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday with 10 points, one rebound, three assists and two 3-pointers during a 112-107 loss.

      Advice: He hasn't looked great whatsoever. Green made just 5-of-14 from the field on Friday and he may have found himself in the doghouse. Still, the Suns probably aren't going to play Archie Goodwin this much, but the bad news is that Marcus Morris and P.J. Tucker had most of the run at small forward. In fact, all of Green's minutes only came with the starters tonight, which is a bad sign. Unless it's to add a hot free agent, Green is worth holding. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 8:21 pm
    • Brandon Knight scores 13 points
      Brandon Knight had a mediocre outing in his first game with the Suns, scoring 13 points with five assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

      Advice: It might be hard to believe, but the Suns have a messier guard rotation now than when they did before their trades -- that should change soon. Knight did have the ball in his hands while he was out there, so this game isn't necessarily too discouraging. A lot of fantasy owners might freak out about Knight coming off the bench, so you might be able to get him pretty cheap. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 8:14 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Goran Dragic has a slow start to Miami career
      Goran Dragic didn't play well in his first game with the Heat on Saturday during a 105-91 loss to the Pelicans, scoring 12 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Heat offense was lost tonight with a lot of guys standing around Dwyane Wade (19 points, four rebounds and four assists) The Heat also used a lot of three-guard lineups tonight, which was a big complaint from Dragic in Phoenix. He obviously gets a pass here and should be better on Monday against the 76ers. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:37 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Dion Waiters plays 32 minutes vs. CHA
      Dion Waiters played 32 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday, making 4-of-15 from the field for 10 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: The minutes are eye-catching, but he is by far the most likely to lose playing time once Kevin Durant comes back. The fact that D.J. Augustin played so much next to Russell Westbrook is a big reason why. Waiters is a so-so add for now while KD is out, but he's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:17 pm
    • Wolves have no plans to buy out Gary Neal
      The Timberwolves still have no desire to buy out Gary Neal's contract according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

      Advice: The Wolves are clearly looking towards the future, so it's a little surprising to see them hang onto the veteran guard. As long as he remains in Minnesota, it's hard to imagine him playing enough minutes to make an impact in fantasy leagues. Leave Neal on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 4:22 pm
       
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Gerald Green starting again on Saturday
      Gerald Green will remain in the starting lineup for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek has decided to bring Brandon Knight off the bench for his debut, but we doubt that this will be a permanent move. Green played 30 minutes in a start on Friday, scoring 12 points with six assists, but he's been too inconsistent to rely upon in standard leagues. The Suns also added Marcus Thornton at the trade deadline, so owners will want to see how the Suns' rotation shapes up in the coming days. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 3:41 pm
    • Enter the Dragon: Goran Dragic will start
      Goran Dragic will start against the Pelicans on Saturday.

      Advice: "We brought him here to play. We brought him here to start," coach Erik Spoelstra said. Dragic and the Heat will play at a faster tempo and the former Sun should be operating with the ball a lot more. He also played next to some floor-spacing guys, so it'll be interesting to see how he fits in with some new guys. Obviously, he should see a full complement of minutes and is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 2:58 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • O.J. Mayo ready to play on Sunday
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) is available to play against the Hawks on Sunday.

      Advice: He tweaked his hamstring on Friday and did play well, scoring 13 points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. Considering Jerryd Bayless will play almost all of his minutes at point guard, Mayo could get close to 30 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:34 pm
       
      Injured
    • Millsap goes for nine and seven with three 3s
      Elijah Millsap was productive in 26 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring nine points on 3-of-7 shooting (3-of-6 from deep) with seven rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: Millsap just won't fade away but he'll face new challenges from Rodney Hood (10 minutes) and some of his other teammates didn't play their projected load of minutes tonight, either. He's just a borderline value in 12-team leagues at best over his last four games, and trending downward he's only worth a look in 14-16 team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:42 am
    • Jared Dudley plays 41 minutes
      Jared Dudley played 41 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday during an 89-81 win, scoring 11 points with eight boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: With Ghostface Ilya (illness) continuing to be an anti-Ironman, Dudley picked up some extra run. Dudley's numbers aren't great this month, averaging 10.7 points, 2.9 boards, 2.1 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.0 treys on 52.8 percent from the field. He's still a low-end guy to own for those who missed out on the wave of pickups from this week. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:34 am
       
      Injured
    • Batum posts quiet but efficient line in loss
      Nicolas Batum scored eight points on 3-of-6 shooting (no threes) with five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in Friday's sleepy loss to the Jazz.

      Advice: It looked like the Blazers were still on break and though it may be tempting to point out the lack of scoring on this line, Batum had one of the better nights amongst his teammates. LaMarcus Aldridge hit 5-of-16 shots to put up 14 and eight with not much else, Damian Lillard scored 19 points but had just two assists to go with five turnovers, Wesley Matthews was solid with 13 points and seven boards, and Robin Lopez got swallowed up by Rudy Gobert on an eight-point, four-rebound night. We'll see what happens to Batum when Arron Afflalo gets on the floor, as he could get both motivated or gut-punched by it. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:31 am
    • Kev-Mart scores 28 points in win vs. PHO
      Kevin Martin scored 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting (1-of-6 3PTs, 7-of-9 FTs) with six rebounds, two assists and one steal in Friday's win over the Suns.

      Advice: Martin doesn't look like he's going to get bought out and he's at peak production levels right now. If your league's trade deadline hasn't passed, you're running out of time to sell high. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:51 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Neal scores six points in 11 minutes
      Gary Neal scored six points in 11 minutes on Friday, including two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Neal is a buyout candidate and he won't have any value barring a major surprise this season. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:45 pm
       
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Green hits 5-of-14 shots in start vs. Minny
      Gerald Green scored 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with one rebound, six assists and one steal over 30 minutes in a start on Friday.

      Advice: It's unclear if the Suns will start their two point guards in Eric Bledsoe (12 points, seven boards, six assists) and Brandon Knight (DNP), but they'll surely stagger their minutes and Green will fit in around that. His main competition for minutes will come from newly acquired Marcus Thornton, and his situation has improved since Deadline Day making him worth a very hard look in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:33 pm
    • Tony Snell comes back to Earth
      Tony Snell played just 15 minutes against the Pistons on Friday with two points, one rebound and one block.

      Advice: Jimmy Butler is back and so is Kirk Hinrich, so Snell's playing time is going to be sparse. It was nice to see him turn in a couple 20-point games in his previous two, but he can be cut almost everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:41 pm
    • Fournier scores 16 points with six boards
      Evan Fournier hit 7-of-16 shots (including two threes) for 16 points, six rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes on Friday.

      Advice: As long as Tobias Harris (knee) is out, there might be enough breathing room for Fournier to be productive like this. Once Harris returns, all bets are off. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:36 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jimmy Butler picks up where he left off
      Jimmy Butler hit the ground running to start the second half on Friday against the Pistons, scoring 30 points with five rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

      Advice: Butler really put on an offensive show tonight and his ability to score off the dribble seems to get better every time out. He did miss the final game of the first half due to a shoulder injury, but there was no indication it was bothering him tonight. There is nothing to worry about here and his owners can just enjoy the ride. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:13 pm
       
      Injured
    • George Hill struggles against the 76ers
      George Hill cooled off against the 76ers on Friday with seven points, four rebounds, four assists and two turnovers in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He had some serious momentum heading into the break, averaging 15.0 points, 2.8 boards, 6.0 dimes, 1.0 steals and 1.8 treys on 50.0 percent from the field in his previous five games. Hill is going to play around 30 minutes most nights and we expect him to be better on Sunday against Golden State. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 8:51 pm
    • O.J. Mayo injures hamstring in win on Friday
      O.J. Mayo tweaked his hamstring in a win over the Nuggets on Friday, finishing with 13 points, four boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

      Advice: We will go ahead and consider him questionable for Sunday's game against the Hawks, but we should have another update after he is evaluated on Saturday. Mayo has scored in double digits in nine out of his last ten games, so hopefully this injury won't force him to miss any action. Expect Jared Dudley, Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo to all see more opportunities on offense if Mayo misses any time. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 8:45 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jason Richardson plays 18 minutes in return
      Jason Richardson played in his first game in 25 months in a loss to the Pacers on Friday, scoring seven points with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes.

      Advice: It's hard to ask for a line much better than this one. Richardson gave up a handful of easy baskets on defense, but his energy was there. He is going to pick up most of K.J. McDaniels' minutes and he's been a fantasy stud in previous seasons, but the injury risk makes him a tough grab for owners in shallow formats. That said, if you are just looking for a reason to cut someone, there are worse guys to own than J-Rich. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 8:04 pm
    • Robert Covington has a rough night
      Robert Covington scored just eight points with two rebounds, one assist and one steals in 29 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: After scoring more than 20 points in back-to-back games coming into this one, Covington cooled off making just 2-of-10 from the field. Tonight was just his third game without a 3-pointer since Dec. 1. He is going to be a strong finisher and his owners have nothing to worry about. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 7:58 pm
       
      Injured
    • Isaiah Thomas not expected to play Friday
      Isaiah Thomas is flying to Boston on Friday and isn't expected to have a physical until Saturday, leaving him unlikely to play on Friday night.

      Advice: That should mean plenty of run for Evan Turner, Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley tonight against the Kings. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 2:49 pm
    • Update: Jason Richardson will start Friday
      Jason Richardson (foot, knee) will start against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: It's his first game since Jan. 18, 2013, but he is only going to play in four-minute stints, which means he's looking at around 14-18 minutes tonight. Richardson will likely have a minutes cap on him for a while, so he'll have a tough time posting big value for now. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 2:33 pm
    • Evan Fournier starting at small forward
      Evan Fournier will start against the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: His numbers as the starting small forward are not good this season, averaging 8.7 points, 3.7 boards, 4.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.3 treys on 36.7 percent from the field. Still, he's worth a look as a punt play in DFS. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 2:23 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jason Richardson available to play on Friday
      Jason Richardson (foot, knee) is available to play against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: He has been working with the first unit in practice and could wind up starting. Richardson has led the NBA in 3-pointers before and he might get some run this season, especially with K.J. McDnaiels in Houston. However, he will likely have a minutes cap for a while, so most owners can leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 2:06 pm
    • Gerald Green set to start at SG on Friday
      Gerald Green will start at shooting guard for Friday's game against the Wolves.

      Advice: With Brandon Knight unavailable for this one, Eric Bledsoe will slide over to the point guard spot, freeing up Green to log heavy minutes at the two-spot. He'll draw a favorable matchup tonight against Minnesota, but his value in general is due for an increase with the departure of Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas. If he's still available in your league, grab him, and consider using him as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. It's worth a mention Green has a 31.0 usage rate while he played next to Bledsoe with Dragic and Thomas off the floor this season. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 12:53 pm
    • Gary Neal expected to debut on Friday
      Gary Neal is expected to make his debut on Friday.

      Advice: He is a buyout candidate and there's a chance he doesn't play tonight. If he does play at all, it might take away minutes from Zach LaVine or Shabazz Muhammad. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 12:15 pm
       
      5:00 pm vs LAC
    • Henry Walker not available for Heat Friday
      Henry Walker (formerly known as Bill Walker) will not play for the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: He's joining the Heat on a 10-day contract, but won't play tonight. With Chris Bosh also out of action for Miami, look for a heavy dose of Hassan Whiteside, Udonis Haslem, Luol Deng, James Ennis and Chris Andersen. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:37 am
    • Report: Heat sign Henry Walker to 10-day deal
      The Heat have reportedly signed swingman Henry Walker (former Bill Walker) to a 10-day contract.

      Advice: Miami currently has two open roster spots following Thursday's trade that netted them the Dragic brothers, however, Walker has been out of the NBA since the 2011-12 season, and he's extremely unlikely to offer any fantasy value to any teams. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 7:17 am
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