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  • Cory Joseph (ankle) will not play vs. Nets
    Cory Joseph (ankle) will not play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs are without a backup point guard, but Manu Ginobili should help out there. That should also open up some minutes on the wing for Danny Green and Austin Daye. Joseph's injury doesn't sound serious. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:56 pm
  • Matt Bonner (illness) will not play on Sat.
    Matt Bonner (illness) will not play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: He was doubtful and his illness will cost him his third game. Bonner has been helpful for the Spurs while Tiago Splitter (calf) has been out, but he's usually not worth starting in almost any fantasy league. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:54 pm
  • James Johnson is out again on Saturday
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play on Saturday against the Cavs.

    Advice: He was not expected to play anyway and hasn't gone through a full practice yet. Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson will get some extra run tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:10 pm
     
    Injured
  • Vitor Faverani still not close to returning
    Vitor Faverani (knee) has only been doing work on a bike and in the pool.

    Advice: He did say he's 100 percent, but actions speak louder than words... or something. Faverani is not close to returning and he could wind up in the D-League anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:38 pm
  • Tiago Splitter is still out on Saturday
    Tiago Splitter (calf) is still out for Saturday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: He does not have a timetable to return and could miss multiple games. Splitter has multiple calf injuries in his past few seasons and the practical thing would be to sit him out for a while. Boris Diaw has benefitted while Aron Baynes and Jeff Ayres are also getting more run. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:41 am
  • Matt Bonner (illness) doubtful for Saturday
    Matt Bonner (illness) is doubtful to face the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs have seen Boris Diaw flourish in the starting lineup over the past couple games and he should get another chance tonight. If you want to give him a look in a daily league, it makes sense. Bonner has very little fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:37 am
  • Cory Joseph and Matt Bonner are doubtful
    Cory Joseph (ankle) and Matt Bonner (illness) are doubtful to face the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs are going to be in a little bit of trouble tonight with no backup point guard. In previous instances, they have used Manu Ginobili as the primary ball handler in the second unit and that should be the case tonight. Austin Daye may also get some extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:34 am
  • Mitch McGary (foot) practices lightly on Sat.
    Mitch McGary (foot) went through portions of OKC's practice on Saturday.

    Advice: It's still unclear when McGary might return from his left foot fracture. With Steven Adams starting and Kendrick Perkins playing well off the Thunder bench, there may not even be space in the rotation for McGary. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:37 am
     
    Injured
  • Larkin, Prigioni to split backup PG role
    The Knicks' backup PG job will be a "nightly" toss-up between Shane Larkin and Pablo Prigioni, according to coach Derek Fisher.

    Advice: "There will be times when Pablo is the best fit. There will be times when Shane is the best fit," said Fisher. "And we will just do in that moment what we think is best for the group. They have both done some good things for us so I wouldn’t put any one of them out of the mix with Jose coming back." A timeshare for backup minutes is a recipe for fantasy irrelevance. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:45 am
  • Suns C job a true timeshare for Len, Plumlee
    The Suns plan to split minutes at center between starter Miles Plumlee and backup Alex Len, according to coach Jeff Hornacek.

    Advice: Plumlee and Len are expected to check out after five-to-six-minutes stints. "That's about their limit," Hornacek said. "Once they hit that, they start to tail down a little bit because we ask them to do a lot in terms of running the court for a big guy." This is bad news for fantasy owners of either player, though at the moment both guys are clinging to 12-team value in just 20-25 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:50 am
  • Bruno Caboclo impressive in NBA debut
    Bruno Caboclo had eight points, two 3-pointers, one rebound and one block in 12 minutes during his NBA debut on Friday.

    Advice: The Raptors' first-round draft pick entered in the third quarter to chants of "Bruno" from the home crowd, and fans quickly got their first glimpse of the 19-year-old Brazilian's talent. He may not have played if Toronto didn't have a commanding lead, however, and isn't worth picking up outside of dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:35 am
  • Nikola Mirotic erupts w/ 24 points, 11 boards
    Nikola Mirotic stepped up with Taj Gibson (ankle) getting hurt against the Blazers on Friday, scoring a career-high 24 points with 11 rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Pau Gasol (calf) did not play tonight and X-rays were negative on Gibson's ankle, so he is not a lock for minutes. That said, Mirotic is capable of blocking shots, hitting treys and turning in good percentages, so it's not a bad idea to add him speculatively in some leagues. To be clear, we wouldn't cut a player you're going to miss. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Gobert looks good in mop-up time
    Rudy Gobert scored 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting with five rebounds, two steals and two blocks over 18 minutes in Friday's loss.

    Advice: Gobert reminds owners of his upside with the outing, and after tonight he is returning top 145-165 value (9/8 cat) in just 16 mpg. With this type of floor it's hard to justify not stashing him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari has impressive game
    Danilo Gallinari made 5-of-7 from the field for 17 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He entered tonight making just 26.2 percent from the field and he really needed a big game like this one. Gallinari is still a long way from playing close to his career 30.8 minutes per game, which might not even happen. Unless you want to be really aggressive, you can probably keep Gallo on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Wright with yet another efficient line on Fri
    Brandan Wright hit all five of his field goal attempts in Friday's blowout win, finishing with 12 points, three boards and two steals in just 19 minutes.

    Advice: Wright is hitting an absurd 77.8 percent from the field while returning top 50-90 value (9/8 cat) in just 18.6 mpg. If you were an early adopter or drafted Wright go ahead and pat yourself on the back, and if your league is still sleeping it's time to wake up. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Adams posts defensive line with 10 points
    Steven Adams scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks over 26 minutes in the Thunder's 94-92 home loss to the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: Adams has clearly won the starting job over Kendrick Perkins, or at least it should be clear. His 50 percent foul shooting and sub-par statistical output keeps him from being a 12-14 team value, but if he can start putting up defensive stats it's possible he claws his way back to relevancy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Morrow hits three treys in 25 minutes
    Anthony Morrow hit three triples and 4-of-11 shots overall on Friday, finishing with 11 points, two boards and one steal in 25 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Morrow missed his window and it sounds like the cavalry is coming soon, but one had to know he'd get things turned around a little bit after a short cold stretch entering tonight. Feel free to move on in 12-14 team formats, but don't be surprised if he carves out value as a 3-point shooter sometime down the road. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Alex Len has another down game vs. Philly
    Alex Len played just 19 minutes against the 76ers on Friday with four points, four boards and one steal.

    Advice: He has two sub-par games in a row since a breakout game on Monday. The Suns might not be ready to unleash Len just yet and perhaps they're a little worried about him getting hurt. We'll keep an eye on him, but his owners should be expecting much in the next month or so. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:57 pm
  • Joseph leaves game with ankle sprain
    Cory Joseph left Friday's game with a mild left ankle sprain and did not return.

    Advice: Joseph has played well in a backup role but as usual if he misses any time the rest of the rotation will absorb the minutes without a clear winner. He walked out of the arena under his own power and wasn't ready to rule himself out for Saturday's game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:19 pm
  • James Johnson still out on Friday night
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play against the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: He is expected to miss more games, but he has been on the practice court in a limited capacity. Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson will get some more run tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:10 pm
     
    Injured
  • Matt Bonner (stomach) out Friday vs. Boston
    Matt Bonner (stomach illness) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Bonner has little fantasy value in most fantasy leagues, and his absence just means more minutes for Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw, and Aron Baynes. Bonner can remain on the wire in nearly all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:22 am
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) will not play Friday
    Tiago Splitter (calf) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: He doesn't seem anywhere close towards making a return, and he can remain on the waiver wire in nearly all formats. Boris Diaw will continue to pick up the slack while Splitter is sidelined, and Baynes will see some extended minutes off the bench. Diaw offers the most upside, while Baynes' fantasy value is limited to extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:37 pm
  • Matt Bonner (stomach) questionable for Friday
    Matt Bonner (stomach illness) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Bonner is averaging just 6.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.4 three-pointers on the season, and that pretty much tells you all you need to know about Bonner's non-existent fantasy value. Feel free to leave The Red Mamba on the wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:21 pm
  • James Johnson (ankle) sheds walking boot
    James Johnson (ankle) was moving well without a walking boot after the Raptors' practice on Thursday.

    Advice: The Raptors' defensive specialist and energizer is questionable for Friday's home game vs. the Bucks. It wouldn't be surprising to see him held out another game as a precaution, but we'll have a much clearer idea of his status after shootaround. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:26 am
     
    Injured
  • Anthony Morrow not doing much with minutes
    Anthony Morrow played 28 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots for 10 points, without making a 3-pointer.

    Advice: If he's not going to hit threes, he has no fantasy value. Despite getting at least 28 minutes in all but one of his games this season, Morrow hasn't really done anything outside of a 28-point game on Nov. 12. Maybe he'll get it turned around at some point, but the odds aren't in his favor with the return of Andre Roberson from a foot injury tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:56 pm
  • Alex Len goes for 6 & 4 in win
    Alex Len came off the bench for six points, four rebounds and five fouls in 16 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He came in playing very well and has his sights set on stealing Miles Plumlee's job, or at least stealing his minutes. He took a step backwards tonight, but likely would have been much better if he hadn't been hacking the opposition tonight. Keep an eye on this position battle. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:02 pm
  • Brandan Wright scores 14 off Mavs bench
    Brandan Wright hit 6-of-7 shots off the bench for 14 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's win.

    Advice: Wright has somehow scored in double figures in five straight games and is averaging 12.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over that stretch, despite playing just 19 minutes a game. He's also hit 24-of-31 shots during that run, and is worth owning in most leagues, despite coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:32 pm
  • James Johnson won't play vs. Memphis
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is in a walking boot and does not have a timetable to return. Johnson is a tough customer, but the Raptors will likely be careful based on how things went with Amir Johnson's ankle last season. Expect more Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:20 pm
     
    Injured
  • Matt Bonner out Wednesday w/ stomach illness
    Matt Bonner will not suit up for the Spurs on Wednesday due to a stomach illness.

    Advice: Tiago Splitter (calf) is still on the shelf, so there will be extra opportunities for Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw and Aron Baynes against the Cavaliers' lenient frontcourt. Bonner is coming off a fluky 18-point game vs. the 76ers, but he's too inconsistent for use as more than a 3-point specialist in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:40 pm
  • James Johnson (ankle) still in walking boot
    James Johnson (ankle) was seen still wearing a walking boot Wednesday morning, making him highly doubtful to play against his former Memphis team.

    Advice: It is not looking good for him, and we had our doubts about him recovering in time for this one anyway. Johnson has been huge for Toronto early in the season, and has posted enough defensive statistics to be a nice asset in deeper leagues. However, barring a miracle Johnson will likely sit this one out, meaning Terrence Ross will see a bump in his minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:59 am
     
    Injured
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) out for Wednesday
    Tiago Splitter (calf) is listed as out for Wednesday's game.

    Advice: His nightmare season continues, as his injury has baffled doctors. Until we get a positive report, it is safe to leave Splitter on the waiver wire considering there is no timetable for his return. Boris Diaw has been playing well in his absence while Aron Baynes has also seen an uptick in minutes, though he is more of a deep league asset. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:54 am
  • Vitor Faverani is listed as out for Wednesday
    Vitor Faverani is listed as out for Wednesday's game.

    Advice: He is out indefinitely and there has been no indication as to when we will see him again. When he does return, he will likely ride the pine and will have almost no fantasy value this season. Feel confident in leaving him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:54 am
  • Anthony Morrow quiet in 34 minutes Tuesday
    Anthony Morrow logged 34 minutes off the Thunder bench on Tuesday, but he scored only eight points with five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: Morrow hit a 3-pointer and he doesn't usually contribute many boards or defensive stats, which take the sting out of his low-scoring game. He blew up for 28 points and four triples last Wednesday but is just 7-of-31 from the field since then (22.6 percent), so fantasy owners should deploy him with caution. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:38 pm
  • Shane Larkin scoreless in 22 minutes vs. MIL
    Shane Larkin's streak of quiet games continued on Tuesday, as he went scoreless with zero rebounds and one assist in just 22 minutes.

    Advice: He has been starting at PG by default but Jose Calderon is nearing a return, and fantasy owners should cut Larkin in all formats. He's yet to score double-digit points in a game this season, largely because he's attempting only 5.9 shots in 27 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:42 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) out Wednesday vs. Cavs
    Tiago Splitter (calf) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Boris Diaw has been the main beneficiary of Splitter's absence, and he's averaging 8.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.2 assists over 26.5 minutes of action. However, those numbers aren't good enough for standard league consideration, so he can remain on the wire in most formats. There is still no official timetable for Splitter's return. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:11 pm
  • Mirotic productive with Pau Gasol out
    Nikola Mirotic was productive with Pau Gasol (calf) out on Monday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Mirotic needs an injury or two in front of him before he has any real fantasy value, but this is a good sign that he may be able to come through if given the chance. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:55 pm
  • Cory Joseph has a nice game on Monday night
    Cory Joseph scored 14 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the 76ers on Monday.

    Advice: He's scored in double-digits in three of his last four games with 1.3 steals and 3.0 dimes per game in that span. Obviously Joseph isn't going to light it up, but he's playing really well for owners in deep leagues. Plus, it's clear he'll be given plenty of chances should Tony Parker ever miss time. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:31 pm
  • Red Mamba scores 18 points in win
    Matt Bonner scored 18 points with one rebound, three assists and four 3-pointers in 20 minutes against the 76ers on Monday.

    Advice: The 76ers will give up big lines and this is one of the funnier ones. Bonner is not worth owning in most leagues, but he's a deep-league spot-start guy while Tiago Splitter (calf) is out. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:24 pm
  • Alex Len scores career high yet again on Mon.
    Alex Len had a career high in points for the second consecutive night, scoring 19 points with seven rebounds, one steal and three turnovers on 8-of-10 from the field in 29 minutes against the Celtics on Monday.

    Advice: He did have a couple bad plays and committed a bad foul on Rajon Rondo at the end of the game, but Len looks fantastic right now. He had an impressive 17-11 line against the Clippers on Saturday and it's pretty clear he's gunning for most of the minutes at center. He might not start, but getting 25-plus minutes will definitely make him worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:14 pm
  • Gallinari (knee) plays just eight minutes
    Danilo Gallinari (knee) played just eight minutes on Friday against the Cavs.

    Advice: Gallo missed both of his shot attempts and had just one rebound with one assist to his stat line. Until he shows signs of life owners can watch this action from the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:38 pm
  • James Johnson has a severe ankle sprain
    James Johnson (ankle) has a severe ankle sprain and has no timetable to return.

    Advice: He's played through a lot of injuries in his career, but it sounds like he's going to miss more time here. Terrence Ross should get more run at small forward while Patrick Patterson could also get a little more run. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:00 pm
     
    Injured
  • Update: Nate and Gallinari will play on Mon.
    Nate Robinson and Danilo Gallinari will play against the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: They were ruled out earlier this morning and coach Brian Shaw has changed his tune. There are still way too many concerns about both guys tonight and they are unlikely to play more than half of the game tonight. That said, it's a little harder to be bullish on Arron Afflalo and Wilson Chandler tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:31 pm
  • Shaw: Gallo and Nate could play on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari and Nate Robinson could play against the Cavs on Monday, according to coach Brian Shaw.

    Advice: Interesting. They are not expected to play in back-to-back sets, but the is at least a small chance because of their low minutes on Sunday. Gallinari is still very unlikely to go, so those who were looking to use Wilson Chandler or Arron Afflalo shouldn't be too discouraged. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:10 pm
  • James Johnson 'tender,' skips practice Monday
    James Johnson (ankle) is "tender" and did not participate in Monday's practice.

    Advice: Johnson is holding out hope he can prepare in time for the game on Wednesday, but it's unlikely the Raptors will put him out there at less than full strength. The good news is Johnson's ankle injury doesn't appear to be a major concern, but Dwane Casey admitted he has no idea how long the enigmatic forward will be out. If Johnson can't go, Terrence Ross and Amir Johnson could each see a few extra minutes with Landry Fields also picking up some scraps. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:40 am
     
    Injured
  • Splitter, Belinelli could return this week?
    The Spurs are hopeful Tiago Splitter (calf) and Marco Belinelli (groin) could return this week.

    Advice: Neither player will suit up on Monday, but an early return seems like a possibility for both players. Each went through shell drills on Monday and it sounds as if they're making progress. Aron Baynes will head back to benchwarming when Splitter returns, while Boris Diaw's role will change slightly as well. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:12 am
  • Gallinari, Robinson will not play on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari and Nate Robinson will both miss Monday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: Both players are fine, but neither is cleared to play in back-to-back sets just yet. Without Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Arron Afflalo should be the main beneficiaries, while Robinson's absence will mean the team will lean a little harder on Ty Lawson. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:57 am
  • Vitor Faverani showing no signs of progress
    Brad Stevens said he has "zero idea" when Vitor Faverani (knee) might return.

    Advice: We're marking him out indefinitely at this point until there is a positive update. "No increased activity," Stevens said. "I don't know. They have not given him any specific timeline." Now rehabbing from a second knee surgery after the firs caused lingering pain and swelling, Faverani is looking at a lost season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:11 am
  • Anthony Morrow goes 1-of-9 from field vs. HOU
    Anthony Morrow shot just 1-of-9 from the field on Sunday, finishing a tough home loss vs. Houston with four points, one rebound, one steal and three personal fouls in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Morrow poured in 28 points vs. the Celtics on Wednesday but he's struggled since then, going a combined 5-of-25 from the field in OKC's past two games. He'll be better most nights and is worth owning if you're in need of scoring and 3-pointers, but don't expect well-rounded production. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:10 pm
  • Steven Adams blocks career-high six shots
    Steven Adams set a new career high with six blocks in Sunday's home loss vs. the Rockets, adding one point (0-of-2 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), six rebounds and one assist despite briefly leaving with a head injury.

    Advice: He swatted six shots in the first half alone, which was even more expected as it came against Dwight Howard and the Rockets. Adams head injury doesn't seem serious but we should have an update or two prior to Tuesday's game vs. Utah. For now, fantasy owners can assume that Adams will be in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:02 pm
  • Steven Adams (head) returns after brief exit
    Steven Adams left Sunday's game after taking a blow to the head during the third quarter, but he has since returned.

    Advice: Adams had a career-high six blocks before exiting and it seems he avoided any lasting injuries. We should have a few updates prior to Tuesday's game vs. Utah, but for now owners can assume that Adams will be in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:58 pm
  • Splitter (calf), Mills (shoulder) out Monday
    Tiago Splitter (calf) and Patty Mills (shoulder) will not suit up for Monday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Mills isn't expected to make his regular-season debut until sometime in January, so him missing Monday's game should come as a surprise to no one. Splitter has played a total of 10 minutes this season, and his calf issue has turned out to be a fairly severe injury. Aron Baynes and Boris Diaw will continue to get some extended minutes with Splitter sidelined, but neither player makes for a very attractive option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:32 pm
  • Shane Larkin will start for Knicks on Sunday
    Shane Larkin will start for the Knicks on Sunday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Larkin has been inconsistent all season but has shown flashes of good play. However, Jose Calderon (calf) is expected to return very soon meaning that Larkin should be left on the waiver wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:24 am
  • X-ray is negative on James Johnson (ankle)
    X-rays were negative on James Johnson (ankle) but he was seen limping badly in the locker room with a walking boot on.

    Advice: There is sure to be some controversy with this injury because he actually twisted his ankle when he stepped on a cameraman while diving for a loose ball. "We'll see how [it is] the next couple days," coach Casey said. "Good thing about it is we have a few days off before we play Memphis [on Wednesday] to get that ankle back to where it [needs to be]." Johnson has become a nice deep leagues asset for his ability to put up defensive stats, so we will update his status as needed. If he does end up missing some time, Terrence Ross would see a bump in his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:10 am
     
    Injured
  • Alex Len scores 17 with 11 boards vs. LAC
    Alex Len scored a career-high 17 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 26 minutes against the Clippers during a 120-107 loss on Saturday.

    Advice: He fell off the map in the previous five games, failing to top five points or five boards in any game with just one block in that span. Len has a chance to get minutes this year because Miles Plumlee is far from safe to get consistent playing time. We'd like to see it again, but owners in deep leagues might want to beat the rush and grab him. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:15 am
  • Brandan Wright makes all six from field
    Brandan Wright made all six from the field for 13 points against the Wolves in an easy 131-117 win on Saturday with five rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He's on a mission to lead the NBA in field goal percentage and he might be the favorite as long as he qualifies. Wright isn't going to be the best player on your fantasy team, but he's a solid contributor. He's worth owning in competitive standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:48 pm
  • James Johnson sprains his ankle, won't return
    James Johnson sprained his ankle during Saturday's game, and will not return.

    Advice: He appeared to hurt his ankle on the baseline near all the cameras, and he was in visible pain. He will finish Saturday's game with five points, four boards, two assists and one block in 14 minutes. He was seen in a walking boot after the game and said that he hopes to be ready by Wednesday, but that seems to be a little soon. If he does miss time, expect Terrence Ross to see a bump in minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:40 pm
     
    Injured
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) ruled out for Saturday
    Tiago Splitter (calf) was ruled out for Saturday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: There is no explanation for his calf issue and doctors in Los Angeles couldn't even pinpoint the issue. Splitter should be left on the waiver wire in almost all leagues until we get some clarity on the situation. Aron Baynes and Boris Diaw will continue to see a few extra minutes for the Spurs. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:11 am
  • Adams makes an appearence in the box score
    Steven Adams made an appearance in the box score on Friday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and five blocks in the Thunder's overtime loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: Adams has not been able to take advantage of the opportunity presented to him so far, but he still has a chance to earn a significant starting role. If he starts to pile lines like this up maybe he can turn it around, so just watch him for now. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:29 pm
  • Morrow only scores 10 points vs. Pistons
    Anthony Morrow scored just 10 points on 4-of-15 shooting with two threes, three boards and one steal in 36 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: Owners are going to see Jeremy Lamb's career-night of 24 points and 10 boards and consider jumping ship, but coming off a 28-point night of his own Morrow has earned a bit of patience here. He still got good minutes and plenty of shot attempts and even if Lamb does have staying power there's a solid 1-2 week window where he can still do some damage. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:20 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 12 in win over Indy
    Danilo Gallinari scored 12 points on 4-of-6 from the field against the Pacers on Friday, adding four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: It was his most impressive game of the season and he's starting to look like 2012-13 Gallinari again. He's still likely going to be very inconsistent and probably won't be a top-100 guy for another month or so, but feel free to grab him to be ahead of the curve. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:44 pm
  • Brandan Wright has a decent game
    Brandan Wright scored 14 points on 4-of-7 from the field on Thursday against the 76ers with five rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 16 minutes.

    Advice: He had one of his best usage rates of the year, but his shooting percentage actually took a hit. Wright is still worth a look in standard leagues for his output in blocks and field goal percentage. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:10 pm
  • Black belt in defense: James Johnson goes off
    James Johnson turned in some impressive defensive stats against the Bulls on Thursday with four steals and four blocks to go with 16 points, five rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He is a second-degree black belt in martial arts and we'd guess he's probably good at defense. Johnson's minutes have been creeping up and the defensive stats have already been there to be worthy of consideration in deep leagues, but he's still not quite worth owning in standards. Of course, he should be right at the top of your watch list. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:09 pm
     
    Injured
  • Tiago Splitter won't play on Friday night
    Tiago Splitter (calf) will not play against the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: He can't shake this calf issue and the Spurs have come up empty with an investigation as to why. Splitter is likely going to be on the sidelines a lot, so he won't be worth owning in almost any league. Aron Baynes will get a little extra run while Boris Diaw figures to be more consistent in the rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:07 pm
  • Alex Len's minutes stay low on Wednesday
    Alex Len played just 12 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday with five points and five boards.

    Advice: After what looked like a promising run, Len has taken a bit of a backseat in the rotation. He could pop up at some point down the line, but he's only worth owning in very deep leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:21 pm
  • Anthony Morrow explodes for 28 points vs. BOS
    Anthony Morrow had his minutes restriction lifted against the Celtics on Wednesday, finishing with 28 points, five rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers on 11-of-16 from the field.

    Advice: He played 31 minutes and the Thunder have made it pretty clear that he'll be a big part of their offense. Morrow scored 10 points in his 14-minute debut on Tuesday and he should be able to flirt with 20 points per game with multiple treys until OKC gets some guys back. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:06 pm
  • Rudy Gobert quiet again in loss to Hawks
    Rudy Gobert played just 12 minutes for three points, three rebounds, a steal and three blocks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gobert has scored a total of eight points and grabbed just nine rebounds in his last three games. Yes, he's blocking a few shots, but as long as Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors are healthy, Gobert's not going to get enough run to be useful in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:15 pm
  • Anthony Morrow (knee) could play 30 minutes
    Anthony Morrow (knee) will be available to play up to 30 minutes vs. the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: He may not get that high, but it's a significant increase after he was limited to 14 minutes in his season debut on Tuesday. His playing time is a threat to starters Jeremy Lamb and Lance Thomas, but the Thunder are still short-handed enough to give all three players substantial minutes. Give Morrow a look if you're in need of scoring and 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:23 pm
  • Gallinari, Robinson cleared for full games
    Danilo Gallinari and Nate Robinson have been cleared for full game action and will not have minute restrictions.

    Advice: He hasn't played more than 20 minutes in any of his six games, so this news comes a little sooner than expected for Gallinari. The Rooster is not playing well on the year, making just 22.2 percent of his attempts from the field, but some rust was to be expected after sitting out all of last season. He'll probably be better, but his prospective fantasy owners should expect him to start slow the next couple weeks. Wilson Chandler may lose a handful of minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:04 am
  • Vitor Faverani (knee) is out for Wednesday
    Vitor Faverani (knee) is out as expected for Wednesday's game.

    Advice: He continues to remain sidelined as he tries to recover from knee surgery and there is still no concrete timetable on his return, though it's possible he could be back by the end of November. However, Faverani won't be in the rotation right away and should be left on the waiver wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:19 am
  • Tiago Splitter's injury is cause for concern
    Tiago Splitter's calf injury is thought to be due to an issue in his back, but doctors in Los Angeles performed some more tests but couldn't find anything.

    Advice: While this appears to be good news, it really just speaks to the uncertainty surrounding Splitter as he can't seem to stay healthy. "They didn’t find anything," he said. "There's no surgery they can do or no injection I can have." Coach Gregg Popovich hopes to have him back in a week, but given the circumstances it definitely is a possibility that he misses more time. We will update his status as needed but in the meantime, Splitter can be cut in most leagues with Boris Diaw picking up the slack in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:17 am
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