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    • 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
    • Marreese Speights a healthy DNP-CD Sunday
      Marreese Speights was a healthy DNP-CD vs. the Celtics on Sunday.

      Advice: Boston went very small with their second unit, deploying Jonas Jerebko at center, so the matchups didn't favor Speights at all. He's averaging just 13 minutes over Golden State's past 10 games and has no fantasy upside while Andrew Bogut, David Lee and Draymond Green are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:54 pm
    • Report: 76ers agree to waive JaVale McGee
      The 76ers have agreed to waive JaVale McGee in time for him to sign with a playoff contender, according to USA Today's Sam Amick.

      Advice: Philadelphia will reportedly pay McGee the full amount he's owed, including a $12 million payout next season, and he's likely to sign a minimum deal to give a playoff-bound team more frontcourt depth. He's not a fantasy asset no matter where he lands after clearing waivers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:07 pm
    • Ty Lawson again held to single-digit scoring
      Ty Lawson scored only five points on 2-of-6 shooting during Sunday's loss, but he stole the ball twice and dished out a game-high 11 assists in just 27 minutes.

      Advice: Lawson wasn't in foul trouble but he tied Kenneth Faried for the fewest minutes of any Nuggets starter, and this marks his third single-digit scoring performance in the past four games. The Nuggets are riding a six-game losing streak and may shift toward player-development down the stretch, but Lawson remains a must-start fantasy PG despite his recent struggles. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:08 pm
    • Gary Harris plays 16 minutes in reserve role
      Gary Harris shifted back to Denver's bench vs. the Pelicans, playing 16 minutes to finish with two points, one rebound, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: Harris' minutes have spiked to 20.0 over his past five games, but he's a combined 10-of-33 from the field during that stretch and has done nothing to earn a bigger role. Fantasy owners should let him bob along on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:02 pm
    • Randy Foye starts, scores 19 pts with five 3s
      Randy Foye made his first start of the season on Sunday, finishing with 19 points, five 3-pointers and two steals as the Nuggets lost their sixth consecutive game.

      Advice: Foye is shooting 30.5 percent from the field this season and his lack of supporting stats makes him primarily a 3-point specialist. To wit, he finished tonight's game without any rebounds, assists or blocks in 30 minutes. He's worth a speculative add in most leagues, however, in the hopes that he can hold down a big offensive role as a starter ahead of Gary Harris. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:01 pm
    • C.J. Miles starts second half vs Philadelphia
      C.J. Miles started the second half of Sunday's game but finished with only seven points on 2-of-10 shooting, including a 1-of-5 mark from deep.

      Advice: Miles added a pair of rebounds, assists and steals in 29 minutes of action as the Pacers cruised to a win vs. the 76ers. Damjan Rudez shifted to the bench and Miles could very well keep the starting job, and his prolific 3-point shooting makes him a guy to own in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:53 pm
    • JaVale McGee buyout looking less likely
      JaVale McGee, who has been mentioned in buyout rumors, finished Sunday's road loss with three points, one rebound and one block in eight minutes off the 76ers bench.

      Advice: McGee said before the game that he wasn't aware of any talks with Sixers management, and a buyout is now reportedly "unlikely." He won't be eligible for the playoffs if he's waived after midnight on Sunday, so a buyout would be implausible if it doesn't happen very soon. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:50 pm
    • Rudy Gay scores 24 points with eight boards
      Rudy Gay scored 24 points with eight boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the Blazers on Sunday.

      Advice: Gay was the focal point on offense for the Kings with DeMarcus Cousins sidelined with an ankle issue, and he certainly wasn't shy as he hoisted up 22 attempts from the field, connecting on nine of them. Gay is on a hot streak right now, averaging 21.7 points over his last seven games on 49 percent shooting from the field, and he should continue to be an elite asset down the stretch as long as he avoids injury and the Kings keep force-feeding him big minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:42 pm
    • Derrick Williams scores 18 points in loss
      Derrick Williams matched his season-high with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting against the Blazers on Sunday, adding one rebound in 23 minutes.

      Advice: His role has been erratic at best under head coach George Karl, and he has averaged just 16.4 minutes per game since coach Karl took over. Until Williams earns a bigger role in Sacramento, he is going to be tough to own outside of the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:24 pm
    • Bismack Biyombo (knee) back in action Sunday
      Bismack Biyombo returned from a bone bruise in his knee on Sunday, coming off the bench for three points, three rebounds and one block in 14 minutes vs. Orlando.

      Advice: Biyombo wasn't particularly effective but he did his job, which is to rebound and block shots. His return predictably led to a DNP-CD for Jason Maxiell, and Biyombo is worth a look if you need a shot-blocking big man in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:12 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge scores 26 with 15 boards
      LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points with 15 boards and two assists in Sunday's 110-99 win over the Kings.

      Advice: He did go just 9-of-25 from the field and missed all three of his attempts from beyond the arc, but his owners won't be complaining about this line. Aldridge is coming off a 29-point, 16-board performance vs. the Thunder on Friday, and he is going to continue to be a beast as long his troublesome thumbs don't cause him any problems. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:35 pm
    • C.J. Miles starts the 2nd half vs. the 76ers
      C.J. Miles is starting the second half against the 76ers in place of Damjan Rudez.

      Advice: Miles' foot has reportedly been an issue for a while now which is probably why he didn't start the game in the first place, but he is moving around the court fine and he doesn't appear to limited at all. We will let you know how he holds up after the game, but his owners shouldn't be concerned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:34 pm
    • Timofey Mozgov benched down stretch vs. HOU
      Timofey Mozgov was benched for most of the second half and overtime on Sunday, finishing a loss to Houston with 10 points, four rebounds and one block.

      Advice: He made 5-of-8 shots and was playing reasonably well, but Tristan Thompson (14 points, 19 rebounds) got hot and coach David Blatt rode him down the stretch. Mozzy is now averaging a mere 21.4 minutes over his past five games and the timeshare is a major concern for owners, though his excellent rebounds, blocks and FG percentages make him worth holding onto in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:24 pm
    • Tristan Thompson double-doubles w/ 14 & 19
      Tristan Thompson erupted in 37 minutes during Sunday's OT loss, which he finished with 14 points, a season-high 19 rebounds, two steals and one block.

      Advice: This was Thompson's first double-double in over a month and the defensive stats are atypical, but he continues to carve out borderline value in 9-cat leagues. He's playing more minutes than starting center Timofey Mozgov most nights and is worth scooping off the waiver wire if you're targeting rebounds and FG percentage. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:15 pm
    • Randy Foye starting Sunday, Harris to bench
      Randy Foye will move into the Nuggets' starting lineup on Sunday, sending Gary Harris to the bench.

      Advice: Brian Shaw is shaking up his starting lineup by deploying Foye, Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried ahead of Harris, Joffrey Lauvergne and J.J. Hickson. Chaos reigns in Denver and Foye's starting job may be short-lived, but he's worth a speculative pickup in deep leagues in case it sticks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:55 pm
    • Update: JaVale McGee buyout now 'unlikely'
      JaVale McGee denied knowing about buyout talks with the 76ers, and sources now consider a buyout "unlikely."

      Advice: "Not on my part, it’s not true," McGee said, referring to a report that he was in "active talks" with Philly. "I don’t know. They might be talking to somebody. I know nothing about it." A buyout would have to be completed by midnight for another team to acquire him for the playoffs, so the clock is ticking. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:50 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) out as expected Sunday
      Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Sunday as expected.

      Advice: He is expected to be "out a while" according to head coach Brain Shaw, but his owners should at least entertain the idea of holding onto him if they have an IR spot, or at least until we get a firm timetable. Joffrey Lauvergene has been playing well for the Nuggets and is worth a look in deeper leagues, while J.J. Hickson might be able to finally make some noise as well. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:46 pm
       
      Injured
    • C.J. Miles (foot) available to play Sunday
      C.J. Miles (foot) was a late-scratch from the starting lineup on Sunday, but he could still play.

      Advice: This news came very late, but it sounds like Miles could still play. We'll let you know how things shake out after the game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:22 pm
    • Bismack Biyombo will play Sunday vs. Orlando
      Bismack Biyombo (knee) will return to action for Sunday's game vs. the Magic, sending P.J. Hairston to the inactive list.

      Advice: Biyombo can be viewed as a shot-blocking specialist in very deep leagues, but with averages of 3.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game, he can't be viewed as a viable option in standard leagues. He'll likely take away most of Jason Maxiell's minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:44 pm
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) to return on Tuesday
      Cavs' head coach David Blatt said that Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will return to action on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: Irving won't be available for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets, giving Matthew Dellavedova one more game with the starting unit. Dellavedova managed to put up 14 inefficient points during Friday's loss to the Pacers, but those numbers came with both LeBron James and Irving out of the lineup. With James set to return on Sunday, Dellavedova isn't going to be a great option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:10 am
       
      Injured
    • JaVale McGee and 76ers may pursue buyout
      According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the 76ers and JaVale McGee are in discussions over a buyout.

      Advice: Today is the last day that McGee would be eligible to play in the playoffs on another team if he were to be bought out, so a deal has to happen before midnight. McGee has struggled to stay healthy in the past few seasons, and while he is clearly not in the 76ers' plans, he likely wouldn't have a significant role on almost any team in the NBA. We will continue to follow this story closely, but it is safe to leave McGee on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:17 am
    • Kyrie Irving (left shoulder) out for Sunday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not play against the Rockets on Sunday.

      Advice: It'll be his second game out of the lineup for the Cavs and he should be considered questionable for Tuesday against the Celtics. Matthew Dellavedova put up a fluky 14-point, 10-board game on Friday, but that was also without LeBron James. Outside of maybe giving J.R. Smith, Kevin Love and LeBron a little bump in usage rate, there's not much impact from Kyrie missing time. Iman Shumpert may play more for owners in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:42 pm
       
      Injured
    • Shaw: Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) out 'for a while'
      Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) is "out a while" due to his ankle sprain, according to coach Brian Shaw.

      Advice: There is no timetable, but the sense is that he's going to need at least a week or maybe even a month to get over this injury. Nurkic was posting some elite value and could have been a top-50 player the rest of the way, so his owners will have to weigh their options on keeping him. While he's out, Joffrey Lauvergne seems to be benefitting most, but he's only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:53 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) questionable Sunday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: An MRI taken on his shoulder reportedly came back clean, and he is said to be dealing with a minor strain. We will know more on his status after shootaround Sunday morning, so his owners will want to be on alert for an update. If Kyrie sits, Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova will see increased minutes in the backcourt. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:34 am
       
      Injured
    • C.J. Miles plays 33 minutes
      C.J. Miles played 33 minutes against the Cavs on Friday with 13 points, two rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: His numbers haven't really been there for the most part, but they look OK in February. In his previous eight games, Miles averaged 14.5 points, 3.4 boards, 1.3 steals and 2.0 treys on 46.7 percent from the field. If you're OK with his so-so shooting percentages, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:53 pm
    • C.J. Miles (foot) will start Friday vs. CLE
      C.J. Miles (foot) will remain in the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: Miles is averaging 13.7 points and 1.8 three-pointers per game on 38.1 percent shooting from the field this season. He basically scores inefficiently, limiting his value to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:14 pm
    • Bismack Biyombo (knee) out Friday vs. BOS
      Bismack Biyombo (knee) will remain sidelined for Friday's game vs. the Celtics, but there's a chance he's able to suit up for Sunday's matchup with the Magic.

      Advice: When Biyombo is able to return to the lineup, Jason Maxiell will be headed for a lot of DNP-CD's. However, with season averages of 3.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game, Biyombo can't be considered a viable option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:09 pm
    • 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
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) questionable Sunday
      David Blatt said that Kyrie Irving's (shoulder) MRI came back clear enough that he may be able to suit up for Sunday's game vs. Houston.

      Advice: Irving is just dealing with a shoulder strain, so hopefully he'll be ready to go on Sunday after sitting out of Friday's game vs. the Pacers. Matthew Dellavedova will slide into the starting point guard spot for as long as Irving is out, but with averages of just 6.6 points, 4.9 assists, and 1.8 three-pointers with the starting unit, Dellavedova's value is limited to very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:49 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) ruled out on Friday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not play on Friday against the Pacers.

      Advice: He suffered the left shoulder strain on Friday, but he was back on the bench following the injury. Irving had an MRI and it would appear he's day-to-day because the team did not rule him out for Sunday against the Rockets. Matthew Dellavedova logged all of the backup point guard minutes on Thursday night and is likely going to start. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:34 pm
       
      Injured
    • Bismack Biyombo (knee) nearing a return
      Bismack Biyombo (knee) participated in Thursday's practice, and he is targeting a return for either Friday's game vs. Boston or Sunday's game vs. Orlando.

      Advice: Biyombo isn't a major piece of the Hornets' rotation, and with season averages of 3.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game as a reserve he can't be viewed as anything more than a shot-blocking specialist in very deep leagues. However, when Biyombo is able to return to the lineup, he'll likely take away most of Jason Maxiell's minutes, rendering him a negligible option in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:37 am
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) doubtful for Friday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not travel to Indiana on Thursday night is now doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: Irving is set to undergo an MRI on Friday morning, so his owners will have to agonizingly wait for an update. The fact that he is not going to travel with the team should all but rule him out for Friday, but crazier things have happened. Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova will have their hands full in the backcourt if Irving sits, while LeBron James and Kevin Love will carry the load on offense for the Cavs. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:06 pm
       
      Injured
    • Timofey Mozgov double-doubles on Thursday
      Timofey Mozgov logged a double-double against the Warriors on Thursday, finishing with 10 points, 10 boards, two assists, one steal and one block in 25 minutes.

      Advice: He has given the Cavaliers a huge presence in the paint since arriving from Denver and has helped them become a true contender in the Eastern Conference after their shaky start to the season. Mozgov is averaging 10.4 points, 7.4 boards and 1.8 blocks in just 24.8 minutes over his last five games and he should be a must-own player for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:40 pm
    • Kyrie Irving says his shoulder feels sore
      Kyrie Irving said that his shoulder was sore after Thursday's game vs. the Warriors, and he will see how he feels in the morning before deciding on his status for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: We will keep him on the injury report unless we get a positive report after shootaround on Friday, but his owners should have backup plan ready just in case. Irving was able to play through the pain against the Warriors and managed to score 24 points, but there's no telling how his shoulder will respond once the adrenaline from the thrilling matchup with Stephen Curry wears off. If Irving sits Friday, expect Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova to see an uptick in minutes for Cleveland, while LeBron James and Kevin Love would have even more responsibility on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:22 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kyrie Irving plays through shoulder injury
      Kyrie Irving played through a shoulder injury in Thursday's win over the Warriors, finishing with 24 points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He was simply battling soreness in his shoulder after a minor bump so his owners shouldn't be too concerned. Irving shot just 6-of-17 from the field and 2-of-8 from 3-point range, but his owners can cut him some slack considering he had to go up against the man they call Stephen Curry. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:55 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) will not play Friday
      Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. Utah, as expected.

      Advice: With Nurkic unavailable, and Darrell Arthur (calf) being listed as doubtful, J.J. Hickson and Kenneth Faried are going to be logging heavy minutes on Friday, while newcomer Joffrey Lauvergne could put up some nice numbers. He had 11 points, nine boards, a steal and a block on Wednesday, when Nurkic got hurt. It's also possible that Wilson Chandler (groin) plays some minutes at power forward, but Denver is simply running out of options. Faried is going to have a lot of opportunity on Friday, so hopefully he can finally bust out of his slump. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:31 pm
       
      Injured
    • C.J. Miles (foot) doesn't practice Thursday
      C.J. Miles (foot) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and head coach Frank Vogel said that he was hopeful to have him available for Friday's game vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: If Miles is forced to sit on Friday, Rodney Stuckey will get all the run he can handle, although he'd remain a risky play in daily leagues as he's battled with consistency all season long. Solomon Hill would also have more opportunity for playing time if Miles is unavailable, but he too has struggled with consistency this season, and would make for a risky option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:19 pm
    • 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
    • LaMarcus Aldridge plays, struggles Wednesday
      LaMarcus Aldridge played through his thumb injury on Wednesday after sitting out Sunday, and had 11 points and 13 rebounds.

      Advice: That's the good news. The bad news is he hit just 5-of-19 shots and now has a pair of bad thumbs to deal with the rest of the way. But as long as he's playing for the Blazers, he should be in your lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:05 am
    • LaMarcus Aldridge returned to action on Wednesday February 25. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:29 pm
    • Randy Foye continues to stink it up
      Randy Foye made 2-of-11 from the field for four points with two assists and one steal in 22 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: His numbers in his last four are awful, averaging 5.5 points, 2.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.3 steals and 1.0 treys on 29.0 percent from the field and 0.0 percent from the line (two attempts). Foye was a stud after the break last season, but it's hard to sign off on adding him with this type of play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:15 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic has lateral right ankle sprain
      Jusuf Nurkic suffered a right lateral ankle sprain on Wednesday and X-rays were negative.

      Advice: This is actually not bad news for Nurkic, but he is still very likely to miss time and does not have a timetable to return. He was in a lot of pain and could not put weight on his foot. Nurkic owners should hold him for now because players have limped off the court without putting weight on their leg and play in their next game -- Rodney Stuckey did that over the weekend. With Nurkic out, it looks like fellow rookie Joffrey Lauvergne will step up after posting a nice line on Wednesday with 11 points and nine boards. J.J. Hickson will also play more, but his upside isn't great. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:27 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jusuf Nurkic hurts leg, goes in a wheelchair
      Jusuf Nurkic suffered a right leg injury against the Suns on Wednesday and needed to go into a wheelchair. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:07 pm
       
      Injured
    • C.J. Miles scores team-high 21 points vs. OKC
      C.J. Miles pitched in a team-high 21 points vs. the Thunder on Tuesday, making 9-of-14 shots with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one steal and two turnovers.

      Advice: He did his damage in 27 minutes and none of Indy's starters hit the 30-minute mark tonight, as coach Frank Vogel leaned on his bench after the starters dug a double-digit hole in the first quarter. Miles appears to have locked up a starting job and he's returning solid late-round value over the past month with averages of 13.8 points, 1.8 triples, 3.0 boards and 1.1 steals, all with solid percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:17 pm
    • Timofey Mozgov blocks four shots vs. Pistons
      Timofey Mozgov neared his season-high with four blocks in just 20 minutes on Tuesday, adding 14 points and six rebounds in a 102-93 win vs. the Pistons.

      Advice: Mozgov made 5-of-6 shots and 4-of-4 free throws, continuing his solid production since joining the Cavs in early January. Through 22 games with Cleveland, Mozzy is averaging 10.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 0.5 steals and 1.6 blocks, while shooting 58.0 percent from the field. His 65.5 percent FT shooting is offset by low turnovers in 9-cat leagues, resulting in solid top-100 value for the Cavs' starting center. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:30 pm
    • Marreese Speights scores 16 pts in 15 minutes
      Marreese Speights was back in double-digits on Tuesday, making 6-of-12 shots off the bench to finish with 16 points, two boards, one assist and two turnovers in just 15 minutes.

      Advice: Speights has blocked one shot total since Jan. 23, and he was averaging a mere 5.3 points in a negligible role over Golden State's previous three games. He's prone to random offensive eruptions but isn't a viable fantasy player with Andrew Bogut and David Lee both healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:38 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) probable for Wed.
      Updating a previous report, the Trail Blazers are officially listing LaMarcus Aldridge as probable for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

      Advice: All signs are pointing towards Aldridge giving it a go on Wednesday, and his return to the lineup will send Meyers Leonard back to the bench and irrelevancy in standard leagues. Aldridge owns career averages of 20.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game through 28 meetings with the Spurs, so make sure he's on your active roster tomorrow. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:58 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge says he will play Wednesday
      LaMarcus Aldridge (right thumb sprain) said that he will play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Aldridge said he had an x-ray and an MRI taken on his right thumb, but both came back negative, and he will be a go for tomorrow's matchup with the Spurs despite being limited during Tuesday's practice. His return to the lineup will send Meyers Leonard back to the bench, so he can be sent back to the wire in just about all leagues. Aldridge said that the thumb injury had been affecting his shot, but it is no longer an issue. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:08 pm
    • Gary Harris scores 10 in first start
      Gary Harris scored 10 points in his first NBA start against the Nets on Monday, adding two rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He was barely playing before tonight, but he picked up a nice chunk of Wilson Chandler's (groin) playing time. Harris will likely get more run down the stretch because the Nuggets will want to figure out if he's capable of being in their rotation next season, but he's played poorly this season with his season field goal percentage of 26.4. He's only worth a look in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:02 pm
    • Gary Harris starting on Monday night
      Gary Harris will start against the Nets on Monday.

      Advice: The Nuggets are shifting Danilo Gallinari to small forward and starting the rookie guard for the first time. He was expected to play a little more, but only played four minutes on Friday and picked up most of his run on Sunday in garbage time. Harris is only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:10 pm
    • JaVale McGee doesn't want buyout from Sixers
      JaVale McGee reiterated that he does not want a buyout from the Sixers.

      Advice: "We are coming into this whole thing with an open mind," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "He is around a bunch of genuine people, coaches that care. That will give him every chance to keep moving and to be as good as he can be." McGee said very bluntly, "I don't want to get bought out. That's not a positive thing." Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:07 am
    • Ty Lawson returns to starting lineup Sunday
      Ty Lawson returned to the Nuggets' starting lineup on Sunday with a team-high 17 points (6-of-12 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), four assists, three steals and only one turnover in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He picked up a DNP-CD on Saturday after missing a practice, which prompted team GM Tim Connelly to tell reporters that Lawson "needs to grow up." The Nuggets could seemingly implode at any moment, but Lawson's 37.0 minutes per game rank third in the NBA and he's the most bullet-proof player on Denver's roster. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 7:00 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) won't play vs. MEM
      LaMarcus Aldridge was a late scratch on Sunday due to a right thumb sprain.

      Advice: Aldridge is playing through ligament damage in his left thumb but this sprain is to his right thumb, on his shooting hand. That's a mild relief for owners and he was reportedly shooting around without obvious discomfort prior to Sunday's game, so hopefully this is a mere precaution from the Blazers. His absence means more playing time for Chris Kaman, Meyers Leonard and Dorell Wright. Owners should sit tight while we await further updates. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 4:58 pm
    • Ty Lawson starting against the Thunder Sunday
      Ty Lawson will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Thunder, shifting Jameer Nelson back to the bench.

      Advice: Nuggets General Manager Tim Connelly said this week that Lawson needed to grow up after finding himself in trouble with the law and pulling a no-show at practice, so hopefully he can turn things around tonight. Lawson is going to have his hands full chasing Russell Westbrook around the court, but he is still a must-start option in all leagues. Nelson, on the other hand, is now safe to drop in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:59 pm
    • Timofey Mozgov struggles in Cleveland win
      Timofey Mozgov struggled during Sunday's win over the Knicks, scoring seven points on 3-of-4 shooting to go with six rebounds, one block and four turnovers through 24 minutes of action.

      Advice: This is Mozgov's second dud in a row, but he should be better than this on most nights. He's averaging 10.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks on 58.8 percent shooting since being sent to Cleveland, and he'll look to bounce-back with a favorable matchup against the Pistons on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:00 pm
    • Kyrie Irving scores 18 points on 10 attempts
      Kyrie Irving scored an efficient 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting (4-of-4 from the line) Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, two assists, two rebounds, one steal and two turnovers over 23 minutes of action.

      Advice: While Irving isn't going to be an elite assists guy (5.4 per game), his steady and efficient contributions to the scoring (21.8 points per game) 3-pointers (2.2) and steals (1.5) have him turning in first-round value on the year. He shows no signs of slowing down, and he should have a strong second-half of the season as Cleveland fights for a higher seed in the East. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 2:53 pm
       
      Injured
    • Bismack Biyombo out for a few more
      Bismack Biyombo (knee) is still expected to miss at least one more week.

      Advice: His bone bruise is improving and he is expected to being on-court work in the near future. With Biyombo out, Jason Maxiell will play more. Cody Zeller has not stepped up with the loss of Biyombo so far and his offensive output has really fallen off. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 2:29 pm
    • Connelly on Ty Lawson: 'He needs to grow up'
      Nuggets General Manager Tim Connelly said that Ty Lawson needs to grow up after he was a no-show at Wednesday's practice.

      Advice: "He needs to grow up," Connelly said. "The organization, top to bottom, can’t be anymore supportive. It’s time for, not just Ty, but for several of our guys to be pros or it’s time to take a hard look at our roster." Lawson also got into some trouble with the law recently, and he was one of the more common names in the rumor mill during the NBA trade deadline. The Nuggets benched him on Friday as punishment, but there is still no indication that he will miss any additional action. For now, Lawson's owners will simply have to hope that he sorts himself out or things could get messy in a hurry with Denver's season going down the drain. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 10:29 am
    • Randy Foye plays 25 minutes
      Randy Foye played 25 minutes off the bench against the Bucks on Friday with five points, three rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He logged 100 percent of his minutes at shooting guard, so Ty Lawson not playing has nothing to do with the minutes here. It's easy to forget that Foye put up second-round value after the break last season, so he's worth a look. Plus, he'll be even more appealing if/when Danilo Gallinari needs to miss time. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:12 am
    • Gary Harris plays four minutes
      Gary Harris didn't take a shot and only had one turnover in four minutes against the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: Well, so much for the Nuggets playing him more following the deadline. If you grabbed Harris in a deep league, you can probably look elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 11:46 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic has big line in 33 minutes
      Jusuf Nurkic was unleashed in 33 minutes of action on Friday against the Bucks with 11 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks.

      Advice: It's just the second time of his career in which he played more than 30 minutes. For months we've been waiting for Nurkic to get extended run and hopefully tonight is the start of him playing consistent minutes. If you held him the whole time, you should be feeling great right now. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 11:44 pm
       
      Injured
    • C.J. Miles scores 17 points vs. Philly
      C.J. Miles scored 17 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: As per usual, it's been a bumpy ride for Miles. He's had a two-point outing and a 26-point one in his last five, averaging 13.4 points, 2.6 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 treys on 41.4 percent from the field in that span. He's not a must-own player, but he's worth a look if you're OK with sub-par field goal shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 8:39 pm
    • JaVale McGee plays 11 minutes with 76ers
      JaVale McGee played 11 minutes in his 76ers debut on Friday with two points, two rebounds and one assist during a 106-95 loss.

      Advice: His two points were JaVale-esque with a wild slam driving down the lane. However, McGee's minutes are unlikely to be very high because of his tibia injury. He can be left on the wire almost everywhere. You can check out a quick Vine of the dunk in the link below. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 8:24 pm
    • Report: Ty Lawson will not play Friday
      Ty Lawson will not play on Friday night against the Bucks.

      Advice: He was stuck in Vegas over the break and missed a practice. This punishment probably won't stick, but it'll be Jameer Nelson starting and getting a lot of minutes. We might see Randy Foye get a little run at the point, too. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 5:25 pm
    • Jameer Nelson starting for Ty Lawson
      Ty Lawson will not start against the Bucks on Friday night with Jameer Nelson taking his place.

      Advice: Lawson missed the first practice after the break and coach Brian Shaw looks like he's punishing him for it. We still don't know the details here, but we'd expect Lawson to play off the bench. We'll be providing updates as we receive them. Fantasy owners shouldn't deploy Nelson unless Ty is out. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 4:40 pm
    • JaVale McGee is active on Friday vs. Indy
      JaVale McGee is active against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: Interesting. McGee probably won't see many minutes tonight in his first game with the 76ers. This also suggests he's not going to be bought out and the 76ers may get a look at him. He has $23.2 million due to him in the next two seasons, but he's not worth owning in almost any league considering his nagging leg injury. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 3:04 pm
    • Hinkie admits McGee move was about picks
      Sam Hinkie acknowledged during Friday's press conference that the trade that landed them JaVale McGee was more about the draft pick than acquiring talent.

      Advice: "We'll see what happens," said Hinkie regarding McGee. "He may have a fresh start here but he was moved in large part because of the pick." McGee's minutes haven't eclipsed the 20-minute-mark this season due to his ongoing issues with his right fibula, and there's still a decent chance he is bought out of his ridiculous contract at some point with the 76ers. He's been a constant disappointment for the past three years, so there's no reason to add him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 8:11 am
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