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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
    • Kenneth Faried struggles in start at center
      Kenneth Faried started at center in the Nuggets' small lineup on Sunday, but he made only 1-of-6 shots to finish with three points, six boards, three assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: Faried logged 27 minutes and may have played more if it weren't for foul trouble. The starting job and increased playing time are both silver linings for exasperated fantasy owners, and for now it seems likely that he'll stick at center for Tuesday's game vs. Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:05 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
    • Jeremy Lin stays hot, scores 20 in loss Sun.
      Jeremy Lin continued his impressive play in a loss to the Thunder on Sunday, scoring 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting with eight assists, six boards, three steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Distant memories of Linsanity are slowly starting to surface, as Lin has been a new man since the All-Star break, averaging 17.0 points, 5.0 assists, 2.8 boards, 1.2 steals and 0.8 3-pointers in 27.8 minutes per game. While it is highly unlikely that he takes over as the starting PG with rookie Jordan Clarkson playing well, Lin has been playing a lot of minutes at shooting guard which is huge for his value moving forward. Don't look now, but Lin is worth a flier in most leagues to see if he can keep up his torrid pace. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:19 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
    • Ish Smith starts 2nd half over Isaiah Canaan
      Ish Smith took over at PG to start the second half vs. Indiana on Sunday, posting 11 points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds and five assists in the Sixers' loss.

      Advice: Smith is a career 38.6 percent shooter and fantasy owners should be extremely wary of his 47.4 percent free throw shooting this season. He's a decent speculative add for deep-league owners seeking a point guard, but his starting job isn't guaranteed and we wouldn't cut anyone of value to get him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:27 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
    • Joel Freeland plays two minutes in return
      Joel Freeland played just two minutes in his return to action against the Kings on Sunday.

      Advice: He didn't have any stats, but it was great to see him back out on the court after 23 straight games on the shelf. However, Freeland won't be in the rotation in Portland unless a couple of injuries strike their frontcourt, so he can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:39 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
    • David Lee quiet in eight minutes vs. Boston
      David Lee played only eight minutes vs. Boston on Sunday, scoring three points with five rebounds, one turnover and no other stats to his credit.

      Advice: This was a guard's game from start to finish and this was D-Lee's lowest playing time in a month. He's posting solid per-36-minute stats but is a fringe option in most leagues while stuck in a 20-minute reserve role. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:27 pm
    • Ish Smith starts 2nd half over Isaiah Canaan
      Ish Smith started the second half in place of Isaiah Canann on Sunday vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: Canaan has struggled with his conditioning and hasn't exactly looked comfortable running the point in Philly, but head coach Brett Brown has been known to shake things up occasionally. Smith was averaging 6.3 points, 5.3 assists and 1.3 steals in his previous three performances with the 76ers, but owners in most leagues should use a wait-and-see approach here. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:41 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
    • Trevor Ariza only takes four shots in win
      Trevor Ariza finished Sunday's overtime win over the Cavs with just four points on 1-of-4 shooting (2-of-2 from the line), but also added seven rebounds, three assists, four steals, two blocks and three turnovers.

      Advice: Ariza spent much of the game guarding LeBron James, and was conversely guarded by James on offense, which resulted in a less than stellar offensive outing. However, he salvaged his line with his across-the-board contributions, and that's really where his value comes from anyway. Ariza is currently fourth in the league in total steals, and aside from tonight's outing, he's been on a tear since the All-Star break, knocking down 44.1 percent of his shots. Look for Ariza to be more involved in the offense during Tuesday’s showdown with the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:27 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
    • Kenneh Faried, Wilson Chandler starting Sun.
      Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler will start Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans, sending J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne back to the bench.

      Advice: Faried has been a huge disappointment this season, and it's only gotten worse after the All-Star break with averages of 6.5 points and 6.3 boards in just over 21 minutes in his last four outings. It's a bold move from head coach Brain Shaw as Faried rarely plays center, but he simply has too much talent to not bounce back eventually. We will let you know how the Manimal does after the game. J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne can be cut in most leagues following this news. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:54 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
    • Nikola Mirotic scores career-high 29 points
      Nikola Mirotic was fantastic on Sunday, scoring a career-high 29 points on 11-of-23 shooting, to go with nine rebounds, two 3-pointers, one block, and two turnovers through 31 minutes of action.

      Advice: Taj Gibson (ankle) was seen leaving the arena in a walking boot, so it looks like Mirotic is going to get some additional time to produce for Chicago with Derrick Rose (knee) out, and Jimmy Butler's (elbow) status up in the air for Tuesday. What makes Mirotic's line even more impressive is that he was the only Bull to score a field goal during the entire fourth quarter, and he's well worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:54 pm
    • Joe Freeland (shoulder) will be active Sunday
      Joe Freeland (shoulder) will be active for Sunday's game vs. Sacramento.

      Advice: While Freeland will finally be active after spending the past 23 games on the sidelines, there are no guarantees he actually steps onto the court, and he can be ignored in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:09 pm
    • X-rays on J.J. Redick's knee come back clean
      J.J. Redick had a precautionary x-ray taken on his left knee following Sunday's win over the Bulls, but the results came back negative.

      Advice: Redick has apparently been dealing with a calcium deposit just above his kneecap since the lockout season, but he didn't seem overly concerned when asked about it. Given that the results of the x-ray came back negative, and Redick was able to log 38 minutes on Sunday, we'll consider him probable for Monday's matchup with the Timberwolves. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:56 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
    • J.J. Redick scores 12 points w/ eight boards
      J.J. Redick finished Sunday's win over the Bulls with 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting, with eight rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal, and one turnover through 38 minutes of action.

      Advice: Redick has been playing well as of late, putting in averages of 14.4 points, 2.0 assists, and 2.0 three-pointers per game on 45.1 percent shooting from the field during the month of February. Redick is a solid source of scoring and 3-point shooting, and pending health, he'll look to finish the second half of the season strong. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:35 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
    • Trevor Ariza burying 3s to start post-break
      Trevor Ariza is hot to start his post-break run, making 3.4 triples per game in his last five games.

      Advice: That is tied for fourth in the NBA in that span. A whopping 61.0 percent of his shots in his last five have been catch-and-shoot 3s, making 44.4 percent of them. Ariza has also seen his usage rate climb to 17.6 in his last five, which is up from 16.1 in his month before the break. He looks poised for a strong finish. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:47 am
    • Rajon Rondo says thoughts over FA are same
      Rajon Rondo said that his thoughts regarding his impending free agency haven't changed since his spat with head coach Rick Carlisle.

      Advice: Rondo is going to hold his cards close to his chest, but he hasn't had the smoothest transition since leaving Boston. He is averaging just 7.6 points, 4.6 assists, 2.8 boards and 3.6 turnovers over his last five games, and he is also shooting just 43 percent from the field and 33 percent from the charity stripe over that span. He still has some value in points leagues, but he is a huge liability in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:51 am
    • Dante Exum plays just 12 minutes Saturday
      Dante Exum was held scoreless in 12 minutes against the Jazz and was benched in favor of Trey Burke for the start of the second half.

      Advice: Exum has now played 19 or fewer minutes in each of his last three games, and it is starting to look like his days as a starter are numbered. The Jazz obviously threw the rookie into the fire too quickly, and while he does have a ton of potential, he is nowhere near ready to be a starting PG in the NBA. Exum should have already been dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:18 pm
    • Rajon Rondo scores eight in return
      Rajon Rondo scored eight points in his return to the lineup on Saturday against the Nets, adding seven rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 28 minutes.

      Advice: The best part of all this for his fantasy owners is that he didn't go to the free throw line. Rondo looked awful on defense again tonight and ranked dead last on his team for plus-minus at minus-22. He's not a must-own player in standard leagues, but he should be viewed as a mid-to-late-round guy in points leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:17 pm
    • 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
    • Rajon Rondo says spat with Carlisle is over
      Rajon Rondo made it clear that his spat with head coach Rick Carlisle is over and that he is ready to move on.

      Advice: "Definitely, he had some frustrations with me and vice-versa," Rondo said. "So communication is definitely key in this situation. We’ve had a couple talks since then, and we’re going to move forward." Rondo was suspended for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks, but he is expected to start against the Nets on Saturday, sending J.J. Barea back to the bench. However, Rondo is averaging just 7.5 points, 4.3 assists and 1.8 rebounds in his last four games, so his owners would be advised to leave him on the bench until he turns things around. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:55 am
    • Lin posts 14-5-6 line in win over Bucks
      Jeremy Lin scored 14 points on 4-of-10 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and six assists in 29 minutes off the bench in the Lakers' 101-93 win over the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: Lin has hovered around the bottom of the top-150 over the last month but has picked it up over the last week or so. Bryon Scott has said that he's thinking of starting Lin at some point, but that's not necessarily the driver of his value. He's worth a pickup though for the chance he can make a late-season run. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:44 am
    • Faried (thumb) goes for 12 and eight
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) returned to action on Friday against the Jazz, scoring 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Faried is at the middle of the drama in Denver and Brian Shaw is apparently bullet-proof so there isn't any end in sight for the inconsistency. In a best-case scenario, Faried busts his hump to prove Shaw wrong but the situation is so toxic there we wouldn't hold our breath. The high draft pick is barely clinging to top-125 value on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:08 am
    • Kenneth Faried returned to action on Friday February 27. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:24 pm
    • Mirotic plays 19 minutes despite Taj's injury
      Nikola Mirotic played just 19 minutes despite Taj Gibson (ankle) playing just nine minutes in Friday's game, finishing with eight points on 2-of-9 shooting, four rebounds, three assists and a block.

      Advice: Mirotic had a nice line on Monday with Gibson out due to an illness, but tonight showed how Tom Thibodeau doesn't fully trust him yet. Mike Dunleavy and Tony Snell got the bulk of the extra minutes tonight, but if Gibson misses any time then Mirotic's explosive fantasy game might see the light, regardless. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:18 pm
    • 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
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) is a go for Friday
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) will play against the Jazz on Friday and come off the bench.

      Advice: He missed Wednesday and there's no word on how many minutes he'll play. Faried was only playing minutes in the low 20s leading up to the injury, but he should have a chance for more with Darrell Arthur (knee) out. He's still not a must-start player tonight, especially with Rudy Gobert protecting the rim. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:48 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
    • Lin to start over Clarkson at some point?
      Coach Bryon Scott said he is thinking of starting Jeremy Lin at some point.

      Advice: The change is not going to happen tonight with the Lakers sticking with the same starting five. Lin may start over Jordan Clarkson or the team could go with a two-PG lineup, as well. Clarkson has played next to Lin for 23.3 percent of his minutes this season, so this isn't too bold and there won't be many fantasy implications here outside of Wayne Ellington being less appealing. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:37 am
    • Rajon Rondo goes through full practice Friday
      Rajon Rondo went through a full practice on Friday, and he will return to the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Rondo has really struggled with the move to Dallas. He's averaging just 9.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.9 turnovers on 40.8 percent shooting since joining the Mavs. He's no longer putting up elite assist totals, which was really his only source of value, and with poor percentages and limited contributions in the major statistical categories, Rondo can be viewed as a drop-candidate in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:57 am
    • 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
    • David Lee scores 19 points off the bench
      David Lee scored 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting with four boards, two assists and one block vs. the Cavaliers on Thursday.

      Advice: He singlehandedly outscored the Cavaliers' bench 19-14, but it wasn't enough to keep the Warriors from losing this one. Lee's value this season has been limited due to the emergence of Draymond Green, and he is not going to be worth owning as long as he continues to play around 20 minutes per contest. For what it's worth, this was just Lee's third game with double-digit scoring over his last ten. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:16 pm
    • 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
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) probable for Friday
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) is likely to play Friday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Faried's play has fallen off greatly during the month of February with averages of just 8.1 points and 6.8 rebounds on 40.3 percent shooting from the field through 23.4 minutes of action. However, with Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) out and Darrell Arthur (calf) being listed as doubtful, Faried will likely be forced into heavy minutes on Friday, and hopefully he can bust out of his month long slump. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:36 pm
    • 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
    • Rajon Rondo unlikely to return to Dallas
      Rajon Rondo is unlikely to return to the Mavericks after this season, according to Tim McMahon of ESPN Dallas.

      Advice: While Tyson Chandler expects Rondo's recent run-in with head coach Rick Carlisle to bring the team closer, McMahon thinks the altercation and ensuing one-game suspension will lead the free-agent-to-be to bolt Dallas after the season. A winning season could cure everything here, but Rondo has spoken about his desire to be wooed during the free agency period so this latest incident likely won't help the Mavericks' chances to retain the mercurial point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:12 am
    • Shaw wants a more consistent Kenneth Faried
      Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw said he'd like to see more consistency out of Kenneth Faried (thumb).

      Advice: Faried is dealing with a thumb injury, but he was also benched in favor of Darrell Arthur on Monday. "The expectation level with Kenneth was never as a go-to guy. He was never a guy we expected to be able to throw the ball into and say: 'Go get us 20 points every night.' It's probably unfair for people to expect that," Shaw said. "But the other things — the rebounding, the running the floor and the energy — that's what people expect. And that's been a little bit inconsistent." The Manimal's fantasy owners likely agree with Shaw and may want to think about cutting Faried in deeper leagues if another solid option is available. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:22 am
    • Rajon Rondo will start vs Nets on Saturday
      Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said Rajon Rondo will start against the Nets on Saturday after serving a one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.

      Advice: An on-court verbal exchange and ensuing post-game shouting match in the locker room led to a one-game suspension for Rondo, but Carlisle is ready to move forward. "It’s one game, we’ll be off [Thursday]," Carlisle said. "He’ll practice Friday, and he’ll be back in the starting lineup on Saturday. The events of last night are in the past. And we’ve got to move forward." It sounds like it's safe for fantasy owners to plug Rondo back into their lineups for Saturday's game against the Nets, while J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will return to bench roles. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:12 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
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) won't play vs. Phoenix
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) will not play vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: Faried was benched in Denver's last game and he's been struggling to provide any fantasy value lately, so his absence shouldn't be a huge blow for fantasy owners. Darrell Arthur, J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne will pick up the slack in his absence. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:17 pm
    • Rondo, Carlisle had 2nd argument after game
      Rajon Rondo and coach Rick Carlisle had another "emotionally charged dispute in the locker room after the game," according to ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon.

      Advice: Rondo is not going to play tonight because of it and these arguments may hurt his playing time going forward, though Carlisle said Rondo will start Saturday's game as usual. The Mavericks are not much better with Rondo on the floor and they probably won't miss him tonight. In fact, his Mavs teammates made only 47.9 percent from the field off passes from Rondo. Before Rondo arrived, the Mavs were making 49.1 percent from the field off Monta Ellis passes. Rondo is not a must-own player in standard leagues. Meanwhile, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will step up. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:58 pm
    • Mavs suspend Rajon Rondo for one game
      Rajon Rondo has been suspended for Wednesday's game against the Hawks due to conduct detrimental to the team.

      Advice: He got into an argument with Rick Carlisle on Tuesday and his coach benched him after that. Rondo has been awful this season and it'll be interesting to see how the Mavericks put their lineups together. The former Celtic has actually been below average as defender and the Mavericks have also fallen as an offense since he's joined them, so this suspension might help them tonight. With Rondo out, it'll be J.J. Barea likely to start with Devin Harris also getting more run. Expect to see Monta Ellis have a bigger responsibility as well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:51 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) questionable Wednesday
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: In addition to being benched in favor of Darrell Arthur during Monday's game vs. the Nets, Faried also suffered a thumb injury to make matters worse. While Faried was able to play through the injury that game, the Nuggets may opt to err on the side of caution Wednesday in what has become a lost season for the franchise. Expect Darrell Arthur to play big minutes if Faried sits vs. the Suns, with J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne in the mix for more playing time as well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:19 am
    • Rajon Rondo benched after argument w/ coach
      Rajon Rondo had a heated verbal exchange with coach Rick Carlisle early in the third quarter on Tuesday, after which Rondo never re-entered the game.

      Advice: "Emotional game and we had a difference of opinion," Carlisle said afterward. "Once it was over, it was over." Rondo appeared to ignore Carlisle's play call during an offensive possession, which led to a frustrated timeout during which Rondo and his coach openly yelled at one another in the huddle, and the fact that he didn't return to the game suggests it wasn't immediately "over" as Carlisle suggested. Rondo finished with four points and four assists in 18 minutes and we expect him to resume his typical role as a starter vs. Atlanta on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:49 pm
    • 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
    • Joel Freeland (shoulder) will not play Wed.
      Joel Freeland (shoulder) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

      Advice: With Robin Lopez and Chris Kaman healthy, Freeland can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:02 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
    • Kenneth Faried hurts hand, plays 13 minutes
      Kenneth Faried returned from his Monday hand injury during a loss to the Nets, scoring four points with five rebounds, one assist and one block in 13 minutes.

      Advice: He came off the bench tonight because the Nuggets are very thin at the forward spots with Wilson Chandler (groin) out tonight. Coach Brian Shaw isn't the biggest Faried fan in the world and his value is basically at rock bottom following a two-point game on Sunday. If for some reason Alex Len, Jusuf Nurkic or another red-hot free agent are on the wire, it's not a bad idea to cut Manimal for them. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:53 pm
    • Nikola Mirotic drops 16 & 14 on the Bucks
      Nikola Mirotic scored 16 points on 4-of-11 shooting (2-of-6 from deep, 6-of-8 from the line) with a career-high 14 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 31 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Mirotic got the extra run because Taj Gibson (illness) was out and it's a reminder that he'll be a very nice fantasy player if ever given consistent minutes. For now, he's a gambler's stash at best. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:36 pm
    • Ish Smith plays 24 minutes, scores seven
      Ish Smith made his 76ers debut on Monday, scoring seven points with three rebounds, seven assists, three steals and four turnovers in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He has already leapfrogged Tim Frazier and he logged some minutes next to Frazier and Canaan tonight. Smith could be looking at around 27 minutes per game with his new team, but he's only worth a look in deep leagues. Additionally, this is his eighth team in five seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:50 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
    • Jeremy Lin scores 25 points in Lakers' OT win
      The Lakers stole an overtime win vs. the Celtics on Sunday behind Jeremy Lin, who scored 25 points and handed out six assists in just 30 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Lin didn't play during the first quarter and seemed headed for another lousy night, but he caught fire as the game went on and was the difference-maker in L.A.'s comeback victory. The Lakers have won two of their past 18 games and they're headed nowhere this season, which is another reason to distrust Lin's ROS value, but he's at least worth stashing on your bench in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:56 pm
    • 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
    • David Lee reels in season-high 12 rebounds
      David Lee grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds (six offensive) in 18 minutes during Sunday's road loss, adding six points, two assists and one steal.

      Advice: Lee has averaged just under 20 minutes per game over the past month, making him a non-factor in 12-team leagues. His limited role is unfortunate since owners can't take advantage of the Warriors' terrific rest-of-season schedule -- they have 29 games remaining, tied with Boston for the most in the NBA. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 5:51 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
    • 76ers claim guard Ish Smith off waivers
      The 76ers claimed guard Ish Smith on Sunday and have waived forward Malcolm Thomas.

      Advice: Smith was recently waived by the Pelicans after they acquired Norris Cole in a trade, but he has a decent shot at minutes in Philadelphia so owners in deeper leagues can put him on their radar. Isaiah Canaan will get every opportunity to succeed as the starting PG in Philly for now, so Smith still has a lot of work to do before we can recommend an add. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 2:42 pm
    • Joel Freeland (shoulder) remains sidelined
      Joel Freeland (shoulder) will not be active for Sunday's game against Memphis.

      Advice: He has ramped up his activities in practice, but there is still no known timetable for his return. With Robin Lopez healthy, there's no reason to own Freeland in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 10:05 am
    • J.J. Redick scores 24 points against Kings
      J.J. Redick nailed four 3-pointers against the Kings on Saturday, finishing with 24 points, three assists and two boards in 26 minutes.

      Advice: After dealing with some back spasms prior to the All-Star break, Redick looks healthy again and the Clippers are going to need his scoring touch with Blake Griffin (elbow) still on the sidelines. If you are in need of points and 3-pointers, Redick is more than worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 9:50 pm
    • 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
    • Jeremy Lin scores 18 points on Friday
      Jeremy Lin scored 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting (1-of-4 3PTs, 5-of-8 FTs) with one rebound, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: We don't trust Byron Scott or Lin as far as we can throw them these days, but this is a decent showing for a guy who has been lacking in both confidence and production lately. He's not a must-add player or even a strong add, but he's worth keeping an eye on in case he can get on track with a terribly shallow squad. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:59 am
    • Rondo struggling mightily for the Mavs
      Rajon Rondo hit 6-of-9 shots for 13 points in the Mavs' 111-100 win over the Rockets on Friday, but managed just three assists to go with six turnovers in the rest of his box score.

      Advice: Rondo didn't grab a rebound and hit just 1-of-4 shots from the line, looking tentative as ever and one has to wonder how bad his confidence is shot right now. We can't think of too many better support systems and general situations he could find himself in compared to Dallas, so chances are he gets it together at some point, but he's not must-own player and in 9-cat leagues you can drop him without flinching unless you're punting turnovers. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:15 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
    • Pelicans waive Ish Smith
      Pelicans waive G Ish Smith.

      Advice: He was just another moving part in the trade deadline deals. Smith will likely latch on to another team soon. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 1:19 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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