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    • Thornton making progress with calf injury
      Marcus Thornton is making progress with his calf injury, but still hasn't been able to participate in any 5-on-5 drills.

      Advice: Thornton is averaging just 8.2 points and 1.1 three-pointers over 15 minutes of action this season, so he can safely remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      48 minutes ago
    • Quincy Acy has been suspended for one game
      Quincy Acy has been suspended for one game by the league for his Christmas Day altercation with John Wall.

      Advice: Acy will miss Saturday's game vs. Sacramento, so there will be more minutes to go around for Amare Stoudemire, Travis Wear, and Jason Smith. John Wall has received a $15,000 fine for his part in the ordeal. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:11 am
       
      Suspended
    • Pero Antic (ankle) out Friday vs. the Bucks
      Pero Antic (ankle) will not play Friday vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: Antic is averaging just 5.6 points and 2.7 rebounds over 16.5 minutes of action this season. Elton Brand will pick up most of his reserve minutes, but both Brand and Antic can safely remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:07 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mil
    • John Henson (foot) upgraded to probable Fri.
      John Henson (foot) has been upgraded to probable for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: Larry Sanders (flu) and Ersan Ilyasova (concussion) have already been ruled out for this one, so the Bucks could really use Henson back in the lineup. However, he's been out since Nov. 25, so his conditioning probably isn't quite there yet. Check back for an official update on Henson's status closer to tip-off, but know that he'll be a risky option in daily leagues despite the opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:01 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Atl
    • James Young healthy enough to play, inactive
      James Young (shoulder) is healthy enough to play, but will remain on the inactive list for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Young is not a part of the Celtics' rotation, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:32 am
    • Rockets waive Tarik Black to sign Josh Smith
      The Rockets have waived Tarik Black in order to make room for signing Josh Smith.

      Advice: Black is a serviceable backup center, and he'll likely find a deal with another team. However, he is nothing more than a backup, and with averages of just 4.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this season, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:25 am
    • Patty Mills (shoulder) is nearing a return
      Patty Mills (shoulder) is hopeful he'll be able to return to the lineup for one of the Spurs' four remaining December games.

      Advice: While Mills is optimistic, head coach Gregg Popovich will need some convincing before he allows him to step into any game-time action. "I’m going to hold him off as long as I can," Popovich said. "There will be a point he won’t allow me to do that any more and that’s fine. But for right now I’m winning the battle." Mills will likely be brought along slowly, and as long as Tony Parker is healthy, Mills can remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:38 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • John Henson (foot) questionable for Friday
      John Henson (foot) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: Henson is averaging 4.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game over 12 minutes of action this season. Until he can actually step on the court, Henson can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:15 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Atl
    • C.J. Miles chosing his spots more carefully
      After struggling mightily from the field through the month of November, C.J. Miles has made an effort to choose his shots more wisely during the month of December.

      Advice: "We wanted him to be assertive. He has the green light, but we want him to be selective in his shots," said Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel. "I was encouraging him to be so assertive that he was not great with shot selection. I think he's being smarter about that now." Miles is averaging 15.5 points and 2.4 three-pointers per game on 42.4 percent shooting from the field during the month of December, and he'll be worth owning in standard leagues as long as he can keep up his current pace. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:40 am
    • T.J. Warren headed for a D-League stint
      The Suns have assigned T.J. Warren to their D-League affiliate.

      Advice: Warren typically only gets off the bench during garbage time, so he'll get some much-needed experience down in the D-League. He can remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:19 am
    • Suns send down Tyler Ennis for D-League stint
      The Suns have sent down Tyler Ennis for a D-League stint.

      Advice: Ennis is not part of the rotation in Phoenix, and he can remain on the wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:14 am
    • Jonas Jerebko ready to step into the rotation
      Jonas Jerebko is ready for a larger role with the Pistons with the departure of Josh Smith.

      Advice: "Obviously, with a 4 man gone - I see myself as a 4 man - a lot more minutes open up in practice and in games," Jerebko said. "I feel like I'm ready to take that step and I'm ready to go in there and battle for them." Jerebko was buried on the bench while Smith was with the team, but now he'll likely be one of the first bigs off the bench. We’ll be monitoring coach Stan Van Gundy’s rotations closely over the coming weeks, and owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with Jerebko. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:01 am
    • Aaron Brooks stepping up sans Hinrich
      Aaron Brooks played 28 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday with 13 points, two rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He played a handful of minutes next to Derrick Rose tonight and coach Tom Thibodeau is one of Brooks' biggest fans. As long as Kirk Hinrich (hamstring) is out, Brooks should put up enough value to be worth holding in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:21 pm
    • Jolly Old Saint Nikola: Mirotic scores 13
      Nikola Mirotic stayed hot against the Lakers on Thursday with 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's just been too good to keep out of the lineup. Mirotic leads qualifying rookies in true shooting percentage and is forcing coach Tom Thibodeau's hand. He's been ridiculously hot over his last five, posting a true shooting percentage of 81.0 with averages of 14.4 points, 4.8 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.8 blocks, 0.6 steals and 2.6 triples. His low minutes suggest darker days are ahead, but he's one of the best stashes around considering how many Bulls big man have been hurt this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:10 pm
    • Spencer Hawes won't play on Christmas
      Spencer Hawes will not play on Thursday due to a lingering knee injury.

      Advice: That just means more run for starter DeAndre Jordan, while Hawes remains day-to-day with the injury. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Ramon Sessions (back) iffy for Friday
      Ramon Sessions is listed as questionable for Friday's game due to a lower back strain.

      Advice: If he's out it should just mean more minutes for Darren Collison. Sessions will only be worth using in fantasy leagues if Collison goes down with an injury. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:48 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs Pho
    • Quincy Acy ejected on Xmas, suspension likely
      Quincy Acy was ejected from the Knicks' Christmas Day game vs. the Wizards for throwing a punch at John Wall, and he'll likely be facing a suspension from the league.

      Advice: Acy hasn't been worth using in almost any league with averages of 5.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game this season, so if he's suspended it's not going to mean much. Expect more minutes to go to Amare Stoudemire, Jason Smith, and Carmelo Anthony. If you missed the altercation, you can click the link below. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:45 am
       
      Suspended
    • Patty Mills cleared to practice, not play
      Patty Mills (shoulder) has been cleared to resume basketball activities, but still isn't close to playing in a game.

      Advice: Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said Mills was cleared to practice two days ago, but Mills isn't expected to see game action until mid-January, at the earliest. He'll only be worth a look by owners in deeper leagues, at least as long as Tony Parker is somewhat healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:14 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • Pero Antic (ankle) questionable for Friday
      Pero Antic (ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Bucks.

      Advice: He was actually considered probable for Tuesday's contest, but he ended up sitting this one out. However, even if Antic is cleared to play on Friday, he doesn't have a large enough role to matter in most leagues. You can leave him on the wire with confidence. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:18 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mil
    • Aaron Brooks steps up w/ Kirk Hinrich out
      Aaron Brooks took advantage of Kirk Hinrich's absence on Tuesday, coming off the bench for 13 points, four rebounds, six assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: Hinrich (hamstring) is questionable to return for Chicago's game on Christmas Day, leaving the door open for Brooks to post another fantasy-worthy line. Owners should keep an eye on the Bulls' injury report, with the understanding that Brooks' value will fade as quickly as it appeared. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:40 pm
    • James Young (shoulder) inactive for Tuesday
      Updating a previous report, James Young (shoulder) will be inactive for Tuesday's game vs. Orlando.

      Advice: Young isn't currently in the rotation, and he can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues until he does something worth noting. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:58 pm
    • C.J. Miles (illness) expected to play Tuesday
      C.J. Miles (illness) is expected to play Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: He's been lighting it up since returning to the lineup, and is averaging 20.5 points, 2.7 3-pointers, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.0 steal per game over the last four. He has a favorable matchup tonight vs. the Pelicans, and should serve as a decent plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:21 pm
    • Pero Antic (ankle) is questionable for Tues
      Pero Antic (sprained right ankle) is probable to play against the Clippers on Tuesday.

      Advice: He played his normal allotment of 16 minutes per game on Monday and he might have suffered the injury late in the win. Antic has been disappointing this season and has made just 40.2 percent from the field, so he's clearly not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:07 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mil
    • Mirotic quiet but effective with Gibson back
      Nikola Mirotic scored 12 points on 2-of-2 shooting (7-of-8 FTs) with three rebounds and one triple in 18 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: Mirotic did great with the chances he had but this line is light and may be an indicator of things to come with all four Bulls big men back on the court. Owners may want to take a position that it's probable one of the three other guys are out on a given night, and that may actually be something that Tom Thibodeau looks at to keep them fresh -- or at least he should. Mirotic can't be considered a must-own player but he's certainly a stash. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:47 pm
    • Brooks scores 17 points off the bench
      Aaron Brooks scored 17 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 6-of-10 shots (including a three) with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 25 minutes.

      Advice: If Kirk Hinrich's hamstring injury keeps him out then Brooks could have some low-end value best suited for deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:43 pm
    • James Young goes through practice
      James Young (shoulder) went through practice on Monday and will be available to play on Tuesday

      Advice: It was a full-contact practice and he should be getting closer to a return. Young is a major offensive project, but he could get in the rotation now that Rajon Rondo is gone. He's only worth a look in ridiculously deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:01 pm
    • John Henson (foot) still dealing with pain
      John Henson (foot) has been dealing with pain in his foot and visited a doctor on Monday.

      Advice: He is getting closer to a return, but the Bucks would be foolish to play him if he's still dealing with pain. Henson hasn't played much power forward this season, so he's not a very attractive pickup even with the Jabari Parker (knee) injury. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:36 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Atl
    • Spencer Hawes still out on Monday night
      Spencer Hawes (knee) is still out on Monday against the Spurs.

      Advice: Hawes' knee problem has not been detailed in great length, but he's been out for almost two weeks with very few updates in between. He's not worth owning in fantasy leagues, anyway. DeAndre Jordan is the only center on the Clippers with fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:31 am
       
      Injured
    • Ramon Sessions (back) picks up DNP-CD
      Ramon Sessions (back) was available for Sunday's game but he did not leave the Kings' bench.

      Advice: Darren Collison logged 40 minutes as the team's starting PG and rookie Ray McCallum chipped in a pair of rebounds and assists in 11 minutes off the bench, allowing the Kings to rest Sessions a while longer. We're taking him off the injury report, and he should resume a 10-20 minute role vs. the Warriors on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:02 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs Pho
    • C.J. Miles drops 28 pts with four 3-pointers
      The Pacers escaped with a win in Minnesota on Sunday thanks to C.J. Miles scoring 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting, including four 3-pointers.

      Advice: Miles did his damage in 32 minutes off Indiana's bench, chipping in six rebounds with zero turnovers, assists, steals or blocks. He's been tremendous since returning to action on Dec. 15, and is worth a pickup based on his averages over the past four games -- 20.5 points, 2.7 threes, 4.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 turnovers. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:41 pm
    • Ramon Sessions (back) upgraded to probable
      Ramon Sessions (back) has been upgraded to probable for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: As long as Darren Collison is healthy, Sessions won't be worth using in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:22 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs Pho
    • James Young (shoulder) making progress
      James Young is making progress in his recovery from his separated right shoulder, and was able to do some non-contact work during shootaround Sunday.

      Advice: He remains without a timetable to return, but it is great to see him making progress. Young is loaded with potential, but he won't have any fantasy value this season. Keep him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:36 am
    • Ramon Sessions (back strain) iffy for Sunday
      Ramon Sessions (strained lower back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

      Advice: He has been hit-or-miss off of the Kings bench this year, and is not reliable enough for owners in standard leagues. Check back before tip-off Sunday, and expect Ray McCallum to step into the rotation if Sessions sits. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:58 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs Pho
    • John Henson (foot) out on Saturday vs. LAC
      John Henson (foot) will not play against the Clippers on Sunday.

      Advice: He is still experiencing some pain in his foot, and will be re-evaluated on Monday. Henson will be worth a look in deeper leagues when he returns, but owners can continue to ignore him until we get a positive report. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:28 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Atl
    • Aaron Brooks scores 17 in 32 minutes
      Aaron Brooks scored 17 points in a 103-97 win at Memphis on Friday with one rebound, four assists, three 3-pointers and four turnovers.

      Advice: He had three turnovers before scoring or handing out an assists and he really turned it on in the third quarter. Derrick Rose only has an illness, so he should be ready to roll on Monday. Brooks can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:41 pm
    • Nikola Mirotic scores 27 points on 100.0 eFG%
      Nikola Mirotic made all six attempts from behind the arc on Friday against the Grizzlies with 27 points, eight rebounds, one assist and one block in 30 minutes.

      Advice: That's good for a 100.0 effective field goal percentage. Mirotic has been a monster in his past two games, but coach Tom Thibodeau has already said he's not going to take away minutes from their big three in the front court. Taj Gibson (ankle) won't be out long, so the rookie only has short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:36 pm
    • John Henson (foot) questionable for Saturday
      John Henson is questionable to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

      Advice: The Bucks need big men badly right now. Henson has played almost all of his minutes at center this season, but they might shift him back to power forward more of out necessity. He's worth a look, but the awful foul shooting will make him tough to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:33 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Atl
    • Spencer Hawes (knee) out Friday vs. Denver
      Spencer Hawes (knee) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. Denver.

      Advice: Hawes has been out of the lineup since Dec. 12, and he remains without an official timetable to return. As long as DeAndre Jordan is healthy, he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:20 am
       
      Injured
    • Thibodeau heaps praise on Nikola Mirotic
      Tom Thibodeau heaped praise on Nikola Mirotic following a solid effort during the Bulls win over the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: "[Nikola] made a lot of great plays, particularly in the first half," said Thibodeau. "He made shots and made plays off the dribble, he hustled. I was very pleased with the way he played. We did not play a great game, but we found a way to win in the end." Mirotic busted out of his mini-slump on Thursday, and if Taj Gibson (ankle) is unavailable for Friday's game, expect Mirotic to again get a healthy heaping of minutes and be a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:29 am
    • Nikola Mirotic fills in quite well
      Nikola Mirotic excelled off the bench on Thursday with 13 points, one rebound, three assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Knicks.

      Advice: He stepped right in to Taj Gibson's (ankle) role and absorbed 100 percent of the big-man bench minutes. Gibson is looking at another game-time call on Friday, so Mirotic will be worth a look for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:38 pm
    • Aaron Brooks scores 18 off the bench
      Aaron Brooks played 25 minutes off the bench against the Knicks on Thursday with 18 points, two rebounds, five assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: Derrick Rose (illness) is not traveling with the Bulls for Friday, so chances are Brooks has another game ready to go on Friday. Although, it's not going to be as great of a matchup against the Grizzlies, but he's still worth a look for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:27 pm
    • James Young's shoulder improving w/treatment
      James Young (shoulder) said his separated right shoulder is improving with treatment.

      Advice: Young also added that he's been able to begin basketball activities, but remains without a return timetable. The rookie is part of the Celtics' future plans, but that doesn't include the 2014-15 season so fantasy owners outside of dynasty leagues can feel free to move to the next news item. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:58 am
    • Spencer Hawes downplays knee injury
      Spencer Hawes (knee) downplayed the seriousness of his injury to his left knee.

      Advice: There had been rumors of a more serious nature to Hawes' injury as he's still without a timetable, but Hawes downplayed those reports are greatly exaggerated. "I'm not out for the season," he told reporters on Wednesday. While Hawes may not be out for the season, he's not going to help fantasy owners much and can safely be left on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:05 am
       
      Injured
    • C.J. Miles scores 17 in loss to Clippers
      C.J. Miles came off the bench to hit 6-of-14 shots and two 3-pointers for 17 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: He had 20 points and three 3-pointers on Monday night, and had a 30-point game on December 10. He appears to be over his knee injury and it would not be surprising to see him replace Solomon Hill in the starting lineup at some point in the near future. He's a streaky shooter and has trouble staying healthy, so make sure you can handle the headaches that are coming if you pick him up. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:45 pm
    • Spencer Hawes without a timetable
      Spencer Hawes (knee) will not play against the Pacers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is without a timetable and after suffering some bruising to his knee. Hawes can be cut in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:59 pm
       
      Injured
    • Patty Mills (shoulder) still targeting Jan
      Patty Mills (shoulder) is still targeting a return in January, and has been able to participate fully in shootarounds.

      Advice: He is still on track to meet his timetable which is awesome news for the Spurs. However, Mills will likely be eased back into the rotation and will only be an asset in deeper leagues upon his return. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:29 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ NO
    • John Henson (foot) listed as out for Wed
      John Henson (foot) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: There is still no clear indication as to when he will be ready, but the Bucks could certainly use him now that Jabari Parker (knee) was ruled out for the remainder of the season. We will update Henson's status when we know more, but owners should keep an eye on him in deeper leagues for his ability to block shots and rebound. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:58 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Atl
    • Pero Antic (illness) will be active on Wed
      Pero Antic (illness) will be active for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers.

      Advice: He has missed the past three games so the illness must have been pretty serious. However, Antic is said to be doing better and should return to his normal role off of the bench. He has averaged just 16.8 minutes per game this season, so he can be ignored in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:29 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mil
    • Pero Antic (illness) will be active for Wed.
      Pero Antic (illness) will be activated for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: Antic has a very limited role with the Hawks this season, and is currently averaging just 5.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. He can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:40 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mil
    • Pero Antic returns to Hawks practice Tuesday
      Pero Antic (illness) returned to Hawks practice on Tuesday and will likely be upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Antic has missed three games with the flu, but it sounds like he's getting closer to a return. The 32-year-old is only averaging 5.3 points and 2.6 boards on the season, however, so he can be ignored outside the very deepest of fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:33 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mil
    • C.J. Miles returned to action on Monday December 15. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:28 pm
    • Miles scores 20 points off the bench
      C.J. Miles (knee) played on Monday and scored 20 points with three triples in 26 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Miles hit 8-of-16 shots and had just one steal in the rest of his line, highlighting why he's not worth much in fantasy leagues. He's hot right now and also an injury risk, so give him a look as a shorter-term play and cross your fingers if you take the plunge. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:05 pm
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