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  • Jimmy Butler (knee) out Monday, doubtful Wed
    Jimmy Butler (strained knee) will not play Monday and he will "likely" miss Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Butler met with a team physician on Sunday but the Bulls have not provided an update on his status, and it's unclear whether he'll suit up for the All-Star game. Barring a positive update after Monday's shootaround, owners in weekly leagues should keep Butler on their benches heading into the break. E'Twaun Moore had 17 points, three 3-pointers and seven assists as a starter on Saturday, and he's worth a look as a punt play in DFS. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:21 pm
  • Cole Aldrich hauls in 11 rebounds in win
    Cole Aldrich pulled down 11 rebounds in just 13 minutes of action on Sunday, to go with five points, one assist, two blocks and one turnover.

    Advice: Aldrich rarely does much of anything in Los Angeles, and we'll need to see multiple repeat performances before recommending him as an add in any league. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:27 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores 17 points with five dimes
    Goran Dragic scored 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting Sunday, to go with five rebounds, five assists, three 3-pointers and four turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Dragic is sacrificing his individual stats to fit into Miami's system, which has limited him to just late-round value on the year with averages of 12.5 points, 5.5 assists, 1.3 three-pointers and 2.4 turnovers per game on 48.8 percent shooting. He's still worth owning in most leagues due to his mid-round upside, but it could be tough for him to be much more than a late-round guy in Miami while Dwyane Wade is healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:01 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside double-doubles in 17 minutes
    Hassan Whiteside put up 10 points and 10 rebounds in just 17 minutes off the bench on Sunday, but failed to record a block for the first time since January 8.

    Advice: Whiteside again spent the entire fourth quarter on the bench, as head coach Erik Spoelstra elected to go small, and he said after the game that while it was "a little surprising," there's nothing he can do about it. Hassan did suffer a minor left ankle tweak during the game, but that was not the reason he spent the fourth quarter on the sidelines, and he said during his post-game interview that he's "fine," and he could have played through the injury. For now, we'll consider him probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:52 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan grabs 11 rebounds with 3 swats
    DeAndre Jordan hit 3-of-4 shots and 3-of-14 free throws during Sunday's win over the Heat, to go with nine points, 11 rebounds, three assists and three blocks through 35 minutes of action.

    Advice: This is pretty much your prototypical DJ line, and as long as you're punting away free throws, Jordan has been a top-4 option on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:27 pm
  • Evan Turner dishes nine assists in home win
    Evan Turner had another strong game in 27 minutes on Sunday, posting 11 points, nine assists, four rebounds and one block in a win vs. Sacramento.

    Advice: The Celtics have now won seven straight games at TD Garden, their longest such streak since 2013, and they'll get one more pre-break home game vs. the Clippers on Wednesday. Turner has been terrific in February, averaging 15.7 points, 9.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks -- his role is stable and he's worth deploying in typical leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:42 pm
  • Avery Bradley hits 6-of-7 triples, scores 25
    Avery Bradley drained 6-of-7 shots from downtown on Sunday, finishing with a team-high 25 points, three rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He hit a game-winner vs. the Cavaliers on Friday and kept it going tonight, helping the surging Celtics hang on for a 128-119 home victory. It's encouraging to see him play this well in Boston, where he's been averaging 3.3 fewer points on considerably worse shooting from the field (40.8 percent) and the FT line (73.1 percent). He's been a top-50 value over the Celtics' past dozen games (9-cat) and is poised for a strong finish to the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:41 pm
  • James Anderson quiet as starter w/ Gay out
    James Anderson started Sunday's game in place of Rudy Gay (ankle), but finished with only two points, two rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes.

    Advice: George Karl may have started Anderson ahead of Omri Casspi to give the second unit more offensive punch. Regardless, Anderson's dud wasn't the least bit surprising -- his lone double-digit scoring game came back on Nov. 4, and he's not an option in any fantasy format. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:39 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) drops 31/7/6 Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 31 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers on Sunday, making 11-of-25 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs in a tough road loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: The Kings have now lost seven of their past eight games and their season has reached a tipping point -- they are 4.5 games out of the playoff picture and may have a new head coach after the All-Star break. Cousins was coming off a triple-double and over the past three games he's averaged 28.3 points, 9.3 boards and 6.7 assists -- he'll be a fantasy stud no matter who's calling the shots in Sacramento. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:37 pm
  • Derrick Williams quiet in 13 minutes Sunday
    Derrick Williams was quiet in 13 minutes on Sunday, scoring six points (1-of-4 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs) with three rebounds and one turnover.

    Advice: Williams didn't have any assists, steals or blocks, and failed to capitalize on the absence of Lance Thomas (concussion). He's only worth a look if Carmelo Anthony misses extended time, and even then there are no guarantees -- New York started Langston Galloway in a small lineup the last time Melo was out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:31 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic scores 22, buries game-winner
    Nikola Vucevic scored 22 points on 11-of-19 shooting (including a game-winning, turnaround jumper) on Sunday, to go with nine boards, two assists, two steals and an unfortunate six turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Vucevic's value has dipped to fifth-round status over the past month, largely due to the fact that he's been shooting just 43.5 percent from the field, so tonight's 57.8 percent shooting performance was a welcome sight for his owners. As a career 51.0 percent shooter, Vuc should get the shooting sorted out soon enough, so now would be a good time to float out some buy-low offers. The video of the buzzer-beating shot can be viewed in the video below. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:30 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 14 points with two steals
    Paul Millsap scored 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting Sunday, to go with nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers through 34 minutes of work.

    Advice: Millsap struggled with his shot today, but he shouldn't have any trouble bouncing back with a repeat matchup against the Magic on Monday. He's been a steady first-round stud on the year, and has yet to miss a game for the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:48 pm
  • Al Horford scores 11 points with two blocks
    Al Horford struggled with his shot during Sunday's loss to the Magic, going 5-of-15 from the field on his way to 11 points, six rebounds, six assists, two blocks, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Horford isn’t the most exciting guy to own, but his solid percentages (on most nights), limited turnovers and relatively high assist numbers (3.1) for a big man has him churning out second-round value on the year. He’s also incorporated a 3-point shot to his game, draining 1.0 triple per contest, and he’s yet to miss a single game for Atlanta. He’s the captain of team boring for early-round studs. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:40 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 24 points with five dimes
    Jeff Teague hit 10-of-17 shots for 24 points on Sunday, to go with five assists, three 3-pointers, one rebound, one steal and an unfortunate five turnovers through 35 minutes of action.

    Advice: Teague did briefly exit the game after getting hit in the left side, but he played through it and it didn't look like an injury that would force him to miss any time. Jeff has been playing much better over the past two weeks, putting in averages of 17.3 points, 5.4 assists, 1.6 three-pointers, 1.9 steals and 3.0 turnovers per game on 53.8 percent shooting, which has been good enough for second-round value in standard leagues. Dennis Schroder no longer seems to be a threat to Teague's minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:28 pm
  • James Anderson will start on Sunday
    James Anderson will start on Sunday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Omri Casspi was expected to start in place of Rudy Gay (ankle), so this is an odd move to say the least. Coach George Karl is on the hot seat, so this move could backfire if the Kings can't get a result. Anderson is not an option in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:09 am
  • Heat sticking with same starting five
    Hassan Whiteside will come off the bench again on Sunday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: The Heat have won two straight games with Whiteside coming off the bench, so they don't feel the need to make any changes yet. Amare Stoudemire will continue to start, but he's better suited for deeper leagues. Whiteside is coming off a triple-double with 10 points, 10 boards and 10 blocks, so he belongs in all fantasy lineups no matter what. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:22 am
  • Tobias Harris (ankle) will not play Sunday
    Tobias Harris (sore left ankle) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: He was initially dealing with a cut above his eye and was expected to play, but he was held out of practice on Saturday due to soreness in his left ankle. Harris does have a history of ankle issues, so the Magic might just be exercising some caution here. With Harris on the shelf, we can expect to see a lot of Aaron Gordon today, while Mario Hezonja should see more playing time as well. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:14 am
  • James Harden (finger) says he is fine
    James Harden (finger) believes that he should be all right.

    Advice: "My middle finger bent back," Harden said. "It's swollen a little bit, but it should be all right." Harden didn't play down the stretch in Sunday's game vs. the Blazers, but it was likely due to the lopsided score and he said that it would've have been "pointless" for him to keep playing. Harden should be considered day-to-day, but it would be surprising if he didn't play vs. the Warriors on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:21 am
  • Report: Kenneth Faried is not on the trade block
    According to the Denver Post, Kenneth Faried is not officially on the trade block.

    Advice: The Manimal has plenty of suitors and his value is very high around the league, but the Denver Post said that it would take a "too good to be true" offer to convince the Nuggets to part ways with the athletic forward. It's still unclear if the Nuggets will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline, but nothing is imminent by any means. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:10 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins and Rondo are probable
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) and Rajon Rondo (turf toe) are both probable for Sunday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: The Kings likely won't update their status before tip-off, but both players are going to play barring a late setback. The Kings have lost six out of their last seven games and coach George Karl is on the hot seat, so Sunday's game vs. the Celtics is going to be very interesting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:48 am
  • Damian Lillard praises Gerald Henderson
    Damian Lillard attributes Gerald Henderson's recent success to him being healthy.

    Advice: "I think he's just healthy," Lillard said. "He was coming off hip surgery, so it took some time for him to get in shape. He missed training camp. He had to get in shape, he had to get his rhythm back, he had to get his feel back, get comfortable with our sets, comfortable being out there with the guys. I think the last couple of weeks, you're starting to see him get comfortable. He's finally back." Henderson is averaging 13.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in February, but his expiring contract could draw some interest at the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:13 am
  • Markieff Morris scores 17 w/ eight dimes
    Markieff Morris scored 17 points with seven boards, eight assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: His stat line was fantastic, but the only negative is that he shot just 6-of-22 from the field because the Suns weren't generating any easy looks. The Suns have been using Morris as the focal point of their offense, but to be clear they are more than likely just showcasing him for a trade. Regardless, he needs to be owned in all leagues right now with averages of 16.0 points, 6.4 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.6 steals and 0.8 3-pointers over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:08 pm
  • Jimmy Butler returned to action on Friday February 5. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:55 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 22 points in win
    Gordon Hayward scored 22 points in a win over the Suns on Saturday with six boards, three assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He has been logging heavy playing time over his last four games, averaging 39.5 minutes in that span. The Jazz were missing Trey Burke (illness) tonight and Alec Burks (ankle) is expected to return after the All-Star break, so help is on the way for the Jazz. With Utah right in the middle of the playoff hunt, Hayward's mid-round value is safe for the remainder of the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:48 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 26, Warriors beat OKC
    Stephen Curry scored a team-high 26 points during a 116-108 win over the Thunder on Saturday, adding six rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: OKC held Steph in check for just his second game with just one 3-pointer this season. The Warriors were still able to get a win after blowing an 18-point lead and are currently on pace for the best record ever at 46-4. As for Curry, that one trey makes it 121 consecutive games with one triple while he also became No. 3 on the franchise's all-time steals list. He is making last year's MVP run seem ordinary. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:46 pm
  • Danny Green scores 11 points in win
    Danny Green scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting with five boards, two assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes in a win over the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: His production has been sporadic all season, but nights like these are why it's so difficult for us to let him go. Green is now averaging 9.6 points, 5.0 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.6 steals and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games which is only good for top-100 value, but he's still a hold in standard leagues as long as you have some patience. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:34 pm
  • Kevin Durant's 40 points are not enough
    Kevin Durant scored 40 points with 14 rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes against the Warriors during a 116-108 loss on Saturday.

    Advice: The Thunder clawed back from an 18-point deficit to make this a game, but it just wasn't enough. As for KD, it's his third 40-point game on the year and he is tearing it up on offense right now. In his last 10, Durant averaged 32.1 points, 9.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.0 steals and 2.6 treys. He is up to 27.7 points per game and trails James Harden for second by just 0.1 points per game. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:33 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 20 w/ 13 boards
    Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points with 13 boards, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes in a win over the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: This was his first game without a 3-point make since Jan. 12, but he had a huge offensive board late in the game to secure the win. Leonard still has top-3 value on the season and has scored 20 or more points in his last three games, but all his owners have to worry about now is an occasional rest day since the Spurs are sitting comfortably in second place in the West. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:28 pm
  • Enes Kanter playing well right now
    Enes Kanter scored 14 points with 15 rebounds and one assist against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He is actually in a really nice rhythm in his last five, averaging 17.2 points, 9.4 boards, 0.8 blocks and 0.4 steals on 63.2 percent from the field and 92.9 percent from the line. This is probably his peak, so try to sell high if you can. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:14 pm
  • James Harden scores 33, hurts right hand
    James Harden suffered an apparent minor right hand injury on Saturday, finishing with 33 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block, four 3-pointers and 10 turnovers.

    Advice: He had ice on his hand for most of the fourth quarter because the Rockets were blown out tonight. Harden did play through his hand issue for a few minutes before going to the bench, so chances are this is minor. He also took the ice pack off his hand for the final two minutes. For now, there shouldn't be much concern, but you never know when it comes to a hand injury. We'll pass along any info if he needs an X-ray. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:36 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) did not suffer tear
    Jimmy Butler (left knee) was diagnosed with a knee strain and did not suffer damage to his ligaments.

    Advice: This is great news, but he is out Friday and Saturday. The diagnosis of a strain means it's something muscle related or it could be something with a tendon near his joint. Butler doesn't have a timetable to return, but it looks like he at least has a chance to be back this month. This may hurt his chance to play in the All-Star Game. Mike Dunleavy (back) should benefit while E'Twaun Moore and Tony Snell could help out. Derrick Rose will be very busy, too. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:10 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) ruled out Saturday
    Jimmy Butler (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: He is reportedly dealing with a hyperextended left knee, but the Bulls still haven't released the results of his MRI. Until then, he should be considered day-to-day. Derrick Rose, Tony Snell and E'Twaun Moore will all have to step up in Butler's absence. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:19 am
  • Tobias Harris (eye) is expected to play
    Tobias Harris (eye) is expected to play on Sunday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: He is dealing with a cut above his left eye that required stitches, but the injury sounds very minor. There will be another update after Sunday's morning shootaround, but it's safe to pencil him into all active lineups. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:39 am
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 23 points with two treys
    Kawhi Leonard notched 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting Friday, with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Kawhi's has been underperforming over the past month, producing just third-round value in standard leagues, so now would be an excellent time to float out some buy-low offers to his frustrated owners. At 24 years old, Kawhi is in zero danger of random rest days down the stretch, and he was fantasy basketball's No. 4 overall option in 9-cat leagues after the break last season. The explosion is coming. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:59 pm
  • Danny Green scores eight points w/ two treys
    Danny Green scored eight points on 3-of-8 shooting Friday, to go with two 3-pointers, four boards, one assist and one turnover in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Mr. Green has become elite at following up productive outing with meaningless stat lines, although he has managed to produce fifth-round value in 9-cat leagues over the past two weeks with averages of 9.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.7 three-pointers on 45.7 percent shooting. He can be truly infuriating to own, but with the upward trend, he's a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:22 pm
  • Report: Jimmy Butler hyperextended left knee?
    Jimmy Butler reportedly hyperextended his left knee, and while he'll likely sit out Saturday's game vs. the Timberwolves there's a chance he can play Monday vs. Charlotte or Wednesday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: Butler is going to get an MRI on Saturday morning, but this report is great news if it turns out to be true. Owners can expect another update tomorrow morning, but with Jimmy likely sidelined on Saturday, Tony Snell figures to enter the starting five with E'Twuan Moore seeing some increased opportunity on offense. Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol (hand) will be busy on offense for however long Jimmy Buckets is out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:41 pm
  • Evan Turner double-doubles in 32 minutes
    Evan Turner double-doubled in 32 minutes off the bench during Friday's win over the Cavs, tallying 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting with 12 boards, six assists, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: Jae Crowder (ankle) said after the game that he felt like he was playing on one leg, so he may be forced to the sidelines on Sunday vs. Sacramento, which would likely result in Turner returning to the starting lineup. While Evan isn't the most exciting guy to own, he's been producing late-round value over the past month behind averages of 9.6 points, 4.5 boards, 4.8 assists and 1.0 steal on 48.5 percent shooting. He's worth owning in most leagues, particularly with Crowder hurting. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:21 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) will have an MRI on Sat
    Fred Hoiberg said that Jimmy Butler will have an MRI on his sprained left knee on Saturday, and added that the Bulls will need to prepare to play without Butler "for a while no matter what."

    Advice: Hoiberg did say that the ligaments in Butler's left knee are "intact," but Jimmy said he heard a "pop" in his knee and it would be shocking to see him suit up for Saturday's game in Minnesota. Butler exited the arena on crutches and could be looking at a potentially looking at a lengthy absence, so E'Twaun Moore is someone to consider as a speculative add in deep leagues, while more minutes will be falling to guys like Doug McDermott and Tony Snell. Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol (hand) will be doing the heavy lifting on offense for however long Butler is out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:09 pm
  • Boogie Cousins triple-doubles in loss to BK
    DeMarcus Cousins put up his first triple-double of the season with 24 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes against the Nets during a 128-119 loss on Friday.

    Advice: Boogie was not happy at the end of this game as his team allowed the Nets to score a season-high 128. "Not going to keep blaming the guys in the locker room," Cousins said. "We got a bigger issue." Fire up the grass and snake emojis? The Kings are fading fast while the Jazz have won five straight, so the Kings have a tough job on their hands. Expect the DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors to start up in some capacity even if they don't hold a lot of weight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:06 pm
  • Another One: Whiteside trip-dubs with blocks
    Hassan Whiteside put up his third triple-double with blocks of the season during a 98-95 win over the Hornets on Friday, finishing with 10 points, 10 boards and 10 blocks in 27 minutes.

    Advice: "I'm different, simple as that," Whiteside said. Yes, he is. He's the only player to record multiple triple-doubles with blocks off the bench in his career, and he's had four trip-dubs with blocks in his career while nobody else in the NBA has any in the last three seasons. It's safe to say Whiteside is healthy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:13 pm
  • Goran Dragic flirts with trip-dub
    Goran Dragic scored 12 points with eight rebounds, nine assists, two steals and no turnovers in 32 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: It would have been cool for two players to drop triple-doubles on the same team in the same game with one doing it with blocks, but we'll have to wait for that. Dragic is rounding into form and is worth starting most nights now that he's healthy again. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:05 pm
  • Al Horford scores 21 points in win
    Al Horford scored 21 points with seven rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Pacers during a 102-96 win on Friday.

    Advice: Yes, there is a reason why any team would love to have Horford on their squad. He's grown as a 3-point shooter, is a very good defender and is one of the most efficient players without requiring a high usage. Horford is just coasting along with top-20 value on the season. He also had an awesome dunk (in link below). Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:46 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 24 points in win
    Paul Millsap scored 24 points with two rebounds, two steals, four blocks and three 3-pointers against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: This is a typical Millsap game and he just continues to fill it up. Millsap is a top-10 player in 2016 and has the same distinction on the season. He hasn't missed a game and just needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:45 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (left knee) will not return Fri
    Jimmy Butler (left knee sprain) will not return to Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Butler was carted off the court, although he was able to walk from the X-ray room to the locker room under his own power, and was in relatively good spirits saying, "Ya'll get me the Forrest Gump knee brace!" Butler is likely headed for an MRI, and for now, we'll be considering him doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Timberwolves. Tony Snell started the second-half in Butler's place, and with Buckets sidelined there will be more opportunity for Derrick Rose and E'Twaun Moore. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:42 pm
  • Jeff Teague scored 16 points vs. Pacers
    Jeff Teague made 5-of-9 from the field for 16 points with five rebounds, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: It's not a great game, but it's not a step back. Teague has been in a solid groove in his last five, averaging 18.6 points, 2.8 boards, 5.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.8 treys on 52.2 percent form the field. Believe it or not, Teague has posted second-round value in the last seven games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:35 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 14, hits game-winning 3
    Avery Bradley scored 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting Friday, to go with three rebounds, one assist, one block, two turnovers and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Bradley also drained a clutch 3-pointer during the closing seconds of the game (video below) to steal the win on Cleveland's home court. He's been a mid-round guy on the year, and is worth owning in all leagues for his solid contributions to points (14.8), 3-pointers (2.0) and steals (1.6). Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:29 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (left leg) gets carted off
    Jimmy Butler suffered a left leg injury and was carted off the court in Denver on Friday.

    Advice: He had a bad collision with Joffrey Lauvergne and had a really ugly fall. Butler was put in a wheelchair for a few seconds, but he got up to shoot the free throws. He did not put much weight on his leg as he was put into the wheelchair again. We'll look for an update shortly, but this does not look good. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:18 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan drops 12 points with 18 board
    DeAndre Jordan scored 12 points with 18 rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: His back injury didn't seem like an issue. Jordan owned the paint on both ends, but hurt his shooting percentage with a 4-of-7 line to drop him to 71.6 percent. He's sort of closing the gap on the boards per game ranks with 13.9 -- Andre Drummond has 15.0. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:50 pm
  • Tobias Harris gets stitches above eye
    Tobias Harris received stitches above his left eye and he will not return.

    Advice: He was bleeding quite a bit as he went to the locker room. Harris may go through concussion testing, but there is no word of anything on that front yet. He has a good chance to play on Sunday against the Hawks. Harris finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and one turnover in 28 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:20 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo start
    DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo are starting against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: They were expected to play the whole time and the Kings probably should've never even said they were probable. Cousins should be the focal point as per usual tonight in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:41 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) starting vs. DEN Friday
    Jimmy Butler (knee tendinitis) will start Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, as expected.

    Advice: Pau Gasol is out tonight and the Bulls are opting to start Cameron Bairstow, so Jimmy should be even busier than usual offensively. Make sure he's looked into your active lineups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:33 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan (back) not on injury report
    DeAndre Jordan (back) is not on the Clippers injury report for Friday's game in Orlando.

    Advice: DJ appeared to tweak his back late in Wednesday's game but it doesn't appear to be a problem, and owners can expect him to play his usual allotment of minutes tonight. Jordan's health is crucial for L.A. with Blake Griffin out for another month or longer, and he's stepped up to the task lately -- in his past five games he's averaging 12.0 points, 13.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks, while shooting 71.9 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:54 pm
  • Karl and Cousins are doing OK
    Coach George Karl said DeMarcus Cousins is "cool" and he's "enjoyed the adventure" of tweaking his offensive game.

    Advice: "I don't think Boogie is ever going to like coaches," Karl said. Karl did admit he did "stupid" things involving Cousins, so it was nice to see him take the blame. Karl praised Cousins' attitude in the preseason, as well. Cousins is expected to play tonight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:39 pm
  • Goran Dragic (illness) will start vs. Hornets
    Goran Dragic (illness) will start vs. the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: He missed shootaround but was already expected to play, so this merely confirms that he's ready to go. The Dragon has been up and down this season, but he's still worth deploying in standard leagues in a relatively favorable matchup vs. Charlotte. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:38 pm
  • Cousins, Rondo and McLemore expect to play
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle, knee), Rajon Rondo (toe) and Ben McLemore (wrist) are all expected to play against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: This isn't the biggest update of the day because all three are probable. Cousins had a couple minor bumps and bruises on Wednesday and it seems like every night he's suffering at least something small. For now, his owners can keep him in their lineups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:58 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) says he will play Friday
    Jimmy Butler (knee) said he will play against the Nuggets on Friday and is now listed as probable.

    Advice: This is somewhat surprising after the Bulls said they wanted to be smart with Butler's knee. This isn't an official "will play" piece of news, but he's looking good to give it a go. That makes E'Twaun Moore less appealing tonight while Tony Snell will move back to the bench. We'll confirm this news as the days goes on. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:18 am
  • Goran Dragic (illness) is expected to play
    Goran Dragic (illness) is expected to play on Friday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: He missed the morning shootaround, but he's simply dealing with a cold and his status really isn't in doubt. For now, it's safe to active Dragic in all season-long lineups. We'll have an update prior to tip-off to be safe. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:14 am
  • Hassan Whiteside will come off the bench
    Hassan Whiteside will come off the bench again on Friday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra declined to comment if this would be a permanent move, but the Heat are likely just being cautious with the oft-injured big man. Whiteside played just 17 minutes on Wednesday, piling up 10 points with nine rebounds, one steal and five blocks. Whether he starts or not, Whiteside is a must-start player. As for Amare Stoudemire, he could continue to have some value in deeper leagues moving forward, but he will have to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:05 am
  • Cousins, Rondo, McLemore all probable for SAC
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle, knee), Rajon Rondo (toe) and Ben McLemore (wrist) are all listed as probable for Friday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: All three played on Wednesday, but Rondo didn't look great and Cousins went down a couple times during the game after getting popped in the knees. It sounds like all three players are good to go, but it's probably best to watch for updates just in case something comes up during the day on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:21 pm
  • James Harden scores just 17 points
    James Harden was quiet during a 111-105 win over the Suns on Thursday, scoring 17 points with nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 4-of-19 from the field.

    Advice: Interestingly, coach J.B. Bickerstaff pulled all of his starters four minutes into the the game because of sloppy play. They obviously turned it around, though. Harden usually lights up the Suns and he is also solid on the road, so this is a shocking letdown. He'll be fine and should be a top-five player going forward in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:30 pm
  • Markieff Morris cools off in loss
    Markieff Morris made 4-of-12 for 14 points against the Rockets on Thursday with five rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The offense went through him quite a bit tonight, but the efficiency wasn't there like it was in his 30-point explosion. Morris was even teaching the younger guys tonight, which didn't happen often under Jeff Hornacek. A trade will kill his value, but he's worth owning as long as he's starting. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:55 pm
  • Goran Dragic not paying attention to stats
    Goran Dragic isn't worried about critics who are bringing up his past stats.

    Advice: While Dragic has been struggling to adjust in his first full season with the Heat, he doesn't think it's fair for critics to bring up his stats from previous seasons. "I’m not even paying attention to those people who say, ‘Oh, he used to average 20,’" said Dragic. "You know, they don’t know a lot about basketball. This is a team sport." Dragic's season averages of 12.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.9 treys aren't what his fantasy owners were hoping for, but he's still worth a start in standard leagues as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:08 am
  • Hassan Whiteside feels fine playing w/padding
    Hassan Whiteside (oblique) played with extra padding on Wednesday and said he felt fine after the game.

    Advice: Whiteside only played 17 minutes on Wednesday, but was able to put up 10 points, nine rebounds, one steal, and five blocks in limited action. "It's weird, but it's ok. I can still dunk on people," Whiteside said of the extra padding. Whiteside is still getting over his injury, but his stat line from Wednesday shows he's a must-start player as long as he's on the court. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:58 am
  • DeAndre Jordan drops 18 & 15, tweaks back
    DeAndre Jordan tweaked his back towards the end of Wednesday's game against the Wolves, finishing with 18 points, 15 rebounds, two steals and three blocks.

    Advice: He was in some discomfort, but he spent his post-game talking about how bad this loss was for the Clippers. For now, it sounds like one of the most durable players in the NBA should be fine. On the bright side, Jordan is up to a league-leading 71.8 percent from the field after his 7-of-8 tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:26 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 30 in loss
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) returned from a one-game absence and scored 30 points during a 107-102 loss to the Bulls on Wednesday, adding 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals, two blocks and six turnovers.

    Advice: He was 12-of-25 from the field and 6-of-11 from the line for a 38.1 usage rate in his 37 minutes. Cousins was bothered by something at the end of the game and said something to Bulls assistant Randy Brown. "We just had a few words, nothing serious, just trash talk," Cousins said after the game. Boogie also had a couple leg injuries tonight, but it didn't affect his playing time. He is dodging some bullets when it comes to injuries right now. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:55 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 26 points in win
    Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points against the Pelicans on Wednesday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer on 11-of-17 from the field.

    Advice: He's been pretty quiet with a 10-point dud against the Magic on Monday. Leonard's scoring has been fine, but his steals and other stats have fallen off. Leonard might not be able to hang in the top three for fantasy value, but he should still be elite. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:20 pm
  • Danny Green scores 16 points in 39 minutes
    Danny Green scored 16 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in a season-high 39 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: Green did not hit the 30-minute mark in any game since Jan. 8, so this is a shock. He has more ups and downs than an entire amusement park of roller coasters, but Green is putting up value. In 2016, he has put up sixth-round value in his last 15 games, so it's hard to complain too much. Keep him owned in all leagues and remember not to complain to your friends too much about the bad Green nights. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • Not Nice: Durant hits game winner, scores 37
    Kevin Durant hit 27-foot game-winner during a 117-114 victory over the Magic on Wednesday, finishing with 37 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, three blocks and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: KD is not nice. He gave Tobias Harris a dirty crossover to get free for the shot with 0.5 seconds left (video in link below). Durant is rolling in his last five, averaging 33.8 points, 9.8 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.8 steals and 3.0 treys on 50.5 percent from the field and 90.2 percent from the line. Yes, teams have interest in signing him this offseason. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside hits all 5 shots in return
    Hassan Whiteside returned from an oblique injury on Wednesday and hit 5-of-5 shots for 10 points, nine rebounds, a steal and five blocks in just 17 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Wow. That's quite a stat line for just 17 minutes of action and it's time to get him back into your lineup ASAP. He missed his previous six games due to the injury, and most of a seventh, so tonight's line was great to see, especially considering the low minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:56 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 51 with 11 triples
    Stephen Curry scored 51 points during a 134-121 win over the Wizards on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, seven turnovers and a career-high-tying 11 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was a ridiculous 13-of-14 from the field in the first half with eight treys, which gave him a laughable 121.4 effective field goal percentage. Curry was coming off his worst game of the season from an efficiency standpoint, but he definitely got it right back. He became the first player to hit more than 10 treys in multiple games. Get ready for a great game on Saturday night with Steph vs. Russell Westbrook. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Avery Bradley bounces back from off night
    Avery Bradley, who came into this one under the weather, hit 7-of-15 shots for 15 points, four rebounds, three assists and a 3-poitner in Wednesday's win.

    Advice: Bradley hit just 3-of-13 shots on Tuesday, but looked much better tonight. He also led the Celtics with 36 minutes played, meaning he should continue to be owned in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:58 pm
  • Jeff Teague quiet in blowout win vs. Philly
    Jeff Teague finished Wednesday's blowout win with 10 points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 23 minutes of action.

    Advice: It's a disappointing follow-up to Teague's 32-point eruption on Monday, but he actually played the second-most minutes of any starter, behind only Paul Millsap (10 points, four boards in 25 minutes). He's trending upward despite a cloud of trade rumors that will follow him until the deadline on Feb. 18. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:18 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins will play on Wednesday
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will play against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: Sam Amick of USA Today adds the Kings need this win, which is true due to teams like the Blazers getting hot. Boogie's return will bump Kosta Koufos back to the bench while he takes shots away from basically the entire team due to his league-leading usage rate. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:20 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside warming up, intends to play
    Hassan Whiteside (hip) is warming up with the intention to play against the Mavs.

    Advice: If he can give it a go, he will likely come off the bench. Whiteside will likely have his minutes monitored, as well. His return would also mean less burn for Amare Stoudemire and most of the wings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:05 pm
  • Avery Bradley a little under the weather
    Avery Bradley was a little under the weather on Tuesday and is still fully expected to play on Wednesday against the Pistons.

    Advice: He struggled Tuesday with just six points. It sounds like he's feeling a little better, so use him like you normally would. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:48 pm
  • Al Horford not concerned with rumors
    Al Horford said he's not concerned with the trade rumors.

    Advice: "This is my team," Horford said. "I feel like Atlanta is my home so my focus is on the team. I’m not going to pay attention to all of that." He might be the best player who has been even mentioned in trade rumors, but he'll have solid fantasy value wherever he goes for his across-the-board output and stellar efficiency. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:18 pm
  • Stein: Raptors interested in Markieff Morris
    The Raptors are showing interest in Markieff Morris, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Stein reported earlier that the Raptors have interest in P.J. Tucker. The Raptors and Suns played last night, which included Morris going for a season-high 30 points in his best game of the season. Coach Earl Watson called Morris "the main focus" of the offense, so a trade to Toronto would cripple his value. If he's moved, that would help Mirza Teletovic, who is also believed to be on the block. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:53 am
  • Boogie, McLemore and Rondo shoot around
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle), Rajon Rondo (turf toe) and Ben McLemore (wrist) all went through shootaround on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is a good sign for Cousins, but he's still questionable for now and is almost certainly going to be a game-time decision for tonight's late start. If he can't go, that should mean more minutes for Kosta Koufos, Willie Cauley-Stein and Omri Casspi. The Kings usually have an official report in the afternoon. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:42 am
  • Hassan Whiteside (hip) questionable Wednesday
    Hassan Whiteside (hip) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavs.

    Advice: Whiteside said on Tuesday that he's no longer experiencing pain in his hip, so perhaps he's able to get back on the floor tonight. For what it's worth, the Heat are currently listing Amare Stoudemire as a starter, although the game notes (particularly out of Miami) tend to be unreliable. Check back for another update on Hassan closer to Wednesday's tip. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:05 am
  • Durant and Westbrook to LA highly unlikely
    The idea of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook signing with the Lakers as free agents is "almost laughable," according to sources of Basketball Insiders.

    Advice: The initial KD and Westbrook to Los Angeles story was spawned by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, who tends to favor sensationalism over journalism, and the reality is that if the pair would like to remain together they'd make more money by staying in OKC. Additionally, it wouldn't make sense for Durant to leave the Thunder in order to pursue a championship and then wind up going through a rebuild with the Lakers. For now, Los Angeles seems like a very unlikely destination for the Durantuala. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:05 am
  • Gerald Henderson scores 14 w/ nine boards
    Gerald Henderson scored 14 points with nine rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He has scored in double digits in four out of his last five games, but his recent spike in playing time could be because the Blazers are trying to boost his value prior to the trade deadline. Regardless, Henderson doesn't have much upside and his role with minutes in the lower 20s is not appealing, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:59 pm
  • Watson: Markieff Morris is 'focus' of offense
    Earl Watson said after Tuesday's game, when Markieff Morris exploded for 30 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer, that Morris is now the focal point of the team's struggling offense.

    Advice: "He is the main focus of our offense moving forward, we know that," Watson said after the game. Morris racked up season highs in points, rebounds, assists and blocks (tie) and is officially a must-pickup player in fantasy hoops. He could flop at any time or be traded into a bad situation, but based on what his coach said tonight, you have every reason to try to get him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:55 pm
  • Markieff Morris goes for 30 & 11 in start
    Markieff Morris started over Mirza Teletovic on Tuesday and went off for 30 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer on 13-of-20 shooting in 41 minutes.

    Advice: The points, boards, assists and blocks (tie) were all season highs for the disgruntled Morris, and the Suns and new coach Earl Watson are in full showcase mode as they hope to trade Morris. This will certainly help his trade value and he is officially the hottest pickup of the night in fantasy. He could fade just as quickly as he exploded, but he's probably worth grabbing if you have someone to drop. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:56 pm
  • James Harden hands out season-high 14 dimes
    James Harden hit 10-of-19 shots and three 3-pointers on his way to 26 points, four rebounds, a season-high 14 assists, two steals and a block in Tuesday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: It wasn't a 40-point bomb like he dropped on Saturday, but it was pretty darn good. And don't look now, but he's hit at least half his shots in four of his last five games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:24 pm
  • Goran Dragic getting back in form for Heat
    Goran Dragic had 14 points, four rebounds, six assists and a 3-pointer in 33 minutes of Tuesday's loss.

    Advice: This was his best game since returning from a calf injury three games ago and it's time to get him back in your lineup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:10 pm
  • Evan Turner double-doubles in win
    Evan Turner played 29 minutes off the bench and hit 6-of-13 shots for 14 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals.

    Advice: Marcus Smart really struggled tonight and Turner took advantage. He's averaging 13.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.6 steals, but is not a 3-point shooter. Given how well he's playing, he should be owned in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:57 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores six points in win
    Avery Bradley hit just 3-of-13 shots for six points, three rebounds and four assists in Tuesday's win.

    Advice: Bradley hasn't been able to string together a hot streak since returning from his hip injury and has scored 27, 6, 22 and 6 points in each of his last four games. He's still getting more than 30 minutes on most nights and should break out of the funk sooner than later. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:45 pm
  • Markieff Morris will start on Tuesday
    Markieff Morris will start on Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: The Suns will likely be sellers at the trade deadline and Morris is a candidate to be moved, so they're clearly trying to boost his value. He hasn't played well this season, and a trade to a contender wouldn't necessarily be a good thing for his value. For now, he's better suited for deeper leagues. Mirza Teletovic will return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:55 pm
  • Markieff Morris could start Tuesday vs. TOR?
    Markieff Morris may return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors, according to beat reporter Paul Coro.

    Advice: Coro is basing this assessment off newly appointed interim head coach Earl Watson's quotes from earlier today when he said he's going to "nurture and embrace" Morris. Markieff's playing time could be trending up with a new coach at the helm, so he's someone to consider as a speculative add in deep leagues if you have someone to cut. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:29 pm
  • Watson says the Suns will 'embrace' Markieff
    Coach Earl Watson said the Suns are going to "nurture and embrace" Markieff Morris.

    Advice: He said the team needs him and for Morris' attitude "to be positive no matter what." Watson talked a lot about a family environment, passion and honesty in his press conference, so Morris may be receptive at least in the short term. Morris and Watson have a good relationship and the new coach says he wants clearer roles, so there's a good chance Morris gets the lion's share of power forward minutes tonight. He's not playing well, so he's only worth a look if you have something to cut for now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:08 pm
  • Durant practices in full without knee brace
    Kevin Durant went through a full practice on Tuesday without wearing any brace or sleeve on his right knee.

    Advice: Durant wore a right knee brace during Monday's game, but he produced a standard stat stuffing line, and after going through a full practice on Tuesday there's nothing to be concerned about here. Move along. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:37 pm
  • Whiteside no longer dealing with pain in hip
    The pain in Hassan Whiteside's hip has subsided, and he reportedly looked "fluid" while going through some 3-on-3 work during a recent practice.

    Advice: Whiteside won't play Tuesday vs. the Rockets, but he's progressing well, so there's a chance he's able to get back on the court for Wednesday's game in Dallas. With Whiteside out vs. the Rockets, look for Justise Winslow to pick up some extra minutes with Amare Stoudemire filling in as the starting power forward. Loul Deng will also see some more touches on offense sans Whiteside. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:22 pm
  • Report: Dubs in the running for Kevin Durant?
    The Warriors have emerged as "significant frontrunners" to sign Kevin Durant as an unrestricted free agent if he decides to leave the Thunder this offseason, according to sources of Adrian Wojnarowski

    Advice: In order for the Dubs to create the cap space for this move, they would need to trade away Andre Iguodala, stretch Andrew Bogut and Jason Thompson, and withdraw Harrison Barnes' qualifying offer. Durant is also by no means a lock to leave OKC this offseason, and another idea that has been floated around is him signing a two-year deal with the Thunder with a player option on the second-year, so that he would hit free agency with Russell Westbrook. This is obviously going to be a huge story this offseason, but for now, Durant is fantasy basketball's No. 2 overall option. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:51 am
  • Hassan Whiteside out vs Rockets on Tuesday
    Hassan Whiteside (hip) will miss Tuesday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: Whiteside was able to make the trip to Houston with the Rockets, but will be unable to suit up on Tuesday night. With Dwight Howard suspended, the Heat will likely go small against the Rockets, so we could see some more of Justise Winslow filling in for Whiteside along with starter Amare Stoudemire. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:39 am
  • OKC mum on reason for Kevin Durant's brace
    Kevin Durant wore a brace on his right knee during Monday's win over the Wizards, but the Thunder didn't elaborate on the reason.

    Advice: Head coach Billy Donovan said reporters would have to ask Durant about the brace/sleeve that he wore on his right knee, but Durant left the locker room without talking to reporters. While he was seen icing the knee on the bench, KD didn't look any worse for the wear on the court en route to scoring 28 points on 9-of-18 shooting. We'll keep an eye out for updates, but it doesn't sound like this is anything fantasy owners should worry about just yet. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:37 am
  • G Time Flies: Gordon Hayward scores 27 points
    Gordon Hayward scored 27 points against the Bulls during a 105-96 overtime win on Monday with 12 rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 44 minutes.

    Advice: He hit a clutch shot at the rim to tie it in regulation with four seconds left and forced a turnover on the Bulls' next possession. G Time also had one of the prettiest backdoor cuts leading to a jam of the season during OT (in link below). He's playing off the ball more, but its led to fourth-round value in January. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:50 pm
  • Jeff Teague explodes for 32 points in win
    Jeff Teague made 12-of-15 from the field for a season-high 32 points during a 112-97 win over the Mavs on Monday, adding five rebounds, eight assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: His five treys were a season high to go with a wonderful 96.7 effective field goal percentage. After a month-long slump, here comes the 2014-15 All-Star with averages of 19.0 points, 2.4 boards, 6.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.8 treys in his last five. He's put up second-round value in that span, so anyone who bought low last week probably feels great. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:42 pm
  • Al Horford scores 10 in sub-par game
    Al Horford scored 10 points with four rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The trade rumors are starting to heat up on Horford with him heading into free agency. Horford is having a great year as an offensive weapon thanks to extending his range. He put up top-15 value last month thanks to doing a little bit of everything. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:33 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 28 points in win
    Kevin Durant scored 28 points on 9-of-18 shooting in Monday's win over the Wizards, adding nine boards, four assists and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He was wearing a brace on his right knee tonight, but there is no report of an injury. For now, his owners shouldn't be concerned. KD looked great out there despite turning the ball over a game-high seven times, and he gets a pass for that since he has been the second best player in fantasy this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:43 pm
  • Paul Millsap (ankle) good to go Monday
    Paul Millsap (ankle) is good to go for Monday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: He wasn't on the injury report after playing 36 minutes vs. the Heat on Sunday, so he should see his normal workload. Millsap has been a top-10 player in standard leagues this season, so deploy him with confidence. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:34 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan gaining confidence at FT line
    DeAndre Jordan said that his confidence at the foul line is growing.

    Advice: "I’m getting more and more confident," Jordan said. Speaking of the Hack-A-Jordan tactic, DJ said, "I know every night it’s probably going to happen, they will do it. it works sometimes, it doesn’t work at times. I just have to be ready for it whenever it happens. It happens in the second quarter now, so it’s routine." After making 39.4 percent of his FTA through the first 31 games, DJ is up to 49.2 percent since. It's all about perspective, people. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:56 am
  • Report: Jazz 'considering' Jeff Teague trade
    The Jazz are "indeed considering" a Jeff Teague trade, multiple sources told KSL.com.

    Advice: There has been a lot of smoke behind this particular rumor, and while it makes sense on the surface for both teams, there has been "no formal contact" made between the two sides. However, the trade deadline is now less than three weeks away, so expect the hot stove to heat up in the near future. One potential issue is Teague's "recurring left ankle injury, the result of spraining it multiple times over the past two seasons." Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:14 am
  • Kerr compares Curry to Price and Steve Nash
    Steve Kerr recently compared Stephen Curry to Mark Price and Steve Nash for his offensive abilities.

    Advice: "The two guys I’d maybe compare him the most to are Mark Price and Steve Nash in terms of the combination of ball-handling and passing and shooting range and creativity," Nash said. "But Steph has taken it to a new level. But he’s taken it to a new level in terms of just the range, the ballhanding and creativity. It’s pretty special." We agree, coach. We agree. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:57 am
  • Derrick Williams scores 11 off the bench
    Derrick Williams scored 11 points off the bench on Sunday vs. the Warriors, adding six boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He shot just 4-of-12 from the field, but he took advantage of some extra minutes with Kristaps Porzingis in foul trouble. Williams is a decent handcuff for Carmelo Anthony's owners because his knee is a concern, but for now he is only worth owning in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:42 pm
  • Stephen Curry struggles vs. the Knicks
    Stephen Curry struggled against the Knicks on Sunday, scoring 13 points on just 5-of-17 shooting.

    Advice: The Warriors got off to a brutal start to the game and had their lowest-scoring quarter of the season with 18 in the first, but they still got the job done to secure their seventh straight win. The Warriors are now 44-4 on the season and Curry will look to get back on track vs. the Wizards on Wednesday. He added four boards, four assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes. He has a minor cut on his forehead, but he's obviously going to be fine. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:19 pm
  • Markieff Morris gets season-high four steals
    Markieff Morris collected a season-high four steals on Sunday, adding 13 points with four rebounds and four assists.

    Advice: Morris shot 5-of-13 from the field in 26 minutes of action, and he's showing some signs of life over the Suns' past four games. He's on the trade block but Phoenix is hoping to extract more value than what they've been offered thus far, so it looks like Morris will be stuck in his current role until the trade deadline is impending. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:14 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic's shooting slump continues
    Nikola Vucevic's shooting slump continued on Sunday as he shot just 6-of-17 to finish with 16 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks.

    Advice: Vuc's rebounds, assists and blocks have been rock-solid but his shot has abandoned him -- in the past eight games he shot a combined 39.1 percent from the field. An upward correction is inevitable for the career 51.0 percent shooter. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 6:56 pm
  • Goran Dragic held to 23 minutes in easy win
    Goran Dragic had nine points, two rebounds, four assists and one steal in only 23 minutes vs. the visiting Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: It was only Dragic's second game after missing more than two weeks of action, and the Heat were in control of the game, so Erik Spoelstra used the opportunity to give Dragic extra rest. He's healthy and has had time to adjust to Miami's system and personnel, so there's a good chance he'll play better in the second half of the season. Many of his owners are ready to dump him for pennies on the dollar, so fire up some buy-low offers. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 6:22 pm
  • Paul Millsap, Al Horford scores 17 pts each
    Paul Millsap (ankle) and Al Horford each scored 17 points during Sunday's loss in Miami, with Millsap chipping in five rebounds, two steals, one assist and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played 36 minutes and gave no indication that his ankle was bothering him, confirming that it was a minor ailment. Millsap is the only player in the league averaging at least 18 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block, which is part of the reason he's been truly elite for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 6:16 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan notches massive double-double
    DeAndre Jordan was phenomenal during Sunday's easy win over the Bulls, pulling down a game-high 20 rebounds to go with 17 points, four assists, one steal, four blocks and one turnover in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Jordan shot 6-of-7 from the field and was a respectable 5-of-8 from the line in this one, and he also matched a career-high for rebounds in a quarter by pulling down 12 boards in the first-quarter alone. He's going to be a 20-20 threat every time he steps on the court with Blake Griffin (hand) on the sidelines, and when punting away free throws, he was fantasy basketball's No. 6 overall option through the month of January. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 3:39 pm
  • Paul Millsap (ankle) will play Sunday vs. MIA
    Paul Millsap (ankle) will play Sunday vs. the Heat, as expected.

    Advice: Millsap has been a first-round stud on the year, so he's obviously a must-start guy every time he takes the court. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 2:03 pm
  • Paul Millsap (ankle) on track to play Sunday
    Paul Millsap (ankle) will warm up with the intention of playing Sunday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Millsap exited Thursday's game vs. the Pacers with the ankle injury, but he's had a full two days to recover and will more than likely be out there tonight. Check back for official confirmation closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 1:47 pm
  • Paul Millsap (ankle) listed as probable starter
    Paul Millsap (ankle) is listed as the probable starter for Sunday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: The Hawks also listed him as probable on Saturday's injury report, so it sounds like he will be good to go. As always, we will have an update prior to tip-off, but his owners can go ahead and pencil him into lineups. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 8:54 am
  • Harden drops 40, Rockets lose third straight
    James Harden dropped 40 points in Saturday's 123-122 loss to the Wizards, adding 11 assists, seven boards, four steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Wizards had no answer for him on the defensive end and he even fouled Garrett Temple out of the game. The Rockets have lost three straight games, but Harden has been playing some incredible ball with averages of 30.2 points, 8.6 boards, 7.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.0 treys over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 9:19 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 24 points vs. Cavs
    Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points against the Cavs on Saturday during a 117-103 loss, adding six rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: What's up with the Spurs? They've been blown out in their last two road games with everyone watching. Kawhi's numbers did drop a bit in January, averaging 17.7 points with 5.3 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.5 treys. He only put up second-round value this month, but he's still No. 3 in standard leagues on the season. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:27 pm
  • Danny Green has a bad game
    Danny Green scored five points with three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: You have to take the good with the bad with Green and it was bad tonight. He'll probably have a big game soon and he was shooting 50.0 percent from deep in his previous January games. Hang in there. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:21 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 23 points vs. 76ers
    Stephen Curry scored 23 points with five rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and five 3-pointers against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Warriors were almost lucky to get this one after they turned in one of their worst quarters during a fourth-quarter collapse. As for Curry, he's hit at least three 3-pointers in 14 straight, which doesn't even match his 17 in a row from November to December. He is going to crush his record for treys in a season. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 5:24 pm
  • Paul Millsap hopeful to play on Sunday
    Paul Millsap (ankle) is hopeful to play against the Heat on Sunday and is listed as probable.

    Advice: He went through walk through on Saturday. Millsap's ankle bothered him in warmups before the second half and he opted to stay on the sidelines. If he can't go, it'll be Tiago Splitter and Mike Scott stepping up. There would be more shots for Kent Bazemore and Jeff Teague, too. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 1:49 pm
  • Celtics interested in Horford?
    The Celtics are reportedly interested in trading for Al Horford.

    Advice: The Celtics have a stockpile of assets and are looking to make some noise in the playoffs, and they have also been linked to players such as Jeff Teague and Danilo Gallinari. The Hawks could look to press the "reset button" according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, and Horford could be available because he is on the last year of his deal. Again, nothing is imminent and Horford's value should be safe no matter what. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 9:51 am
  • Celtics inquiring about Teague and Horford?
    According to Chris Mannix of CSNNE, the Celtics have reportedly inquired about Jeff Teague and Al Horford of the Hawks.

    Advice: The Celtics are probably just doing their due diligence, but Teague would be an odd choice for Boston with Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart already on the roster. The Hawks are reportedly ready to "turn the page" on Teague in order to let Dennis Schroder start at point guard, and it should also be noted that teams such as the Jazz and Knicks have also been linked to Teague. Nothing is imminent, but things could heat up as we approach the Feb. 18 trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 9:46 am
  • Danny Green hopes his shot keeps falling
    Danny Green is hopeful that his shot will continue to improve.

    Advice: "Most nights [the shot] doesn’t feel like you’d like it to," Green said. "My teammates are constantly encouraging me to shoot, and that helps." Green has been in a season-long slump, but he actually hit 25-of-50 3-pointers during the month of January and is coming off an 18-point performance against the Rockets in which he hit six triples. As frustrating as he has been, he shouldn't be sitting on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:47 am
  • Goran Dragic (calf) says he feels 'great'
    Goran Dragic said that his calf felt great in Friday's win over the Bucks.

    Advice: "I was surprised a little bit," Dragic said of his playing time. "But like I said, I felt great. No pain, nothing." Dragic played 32 minutes with 12 points, eight assists, one board, one steal and one 3-pointer, and the fact that he played so much after missing eight straight games suggests that he is close to 100 percent. Plug him into lineups with confidence. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:15 am
  • DeAndre Jordan hauls in 17 rebounds in win
    DeAndre Jordan brought down 17 rebounds during Friday's win over the Lakers, adding six points, one assist, one steal, one block and two turnover through 32 minutes of work.

    Advice: It's par for the course for DeAndre who destroys the glass on a nightly basis. Jordan ranks No. 6 overall when punting away the free throw category, and he'll be a 20-20 threat for however long Blake Griffin (hand) is on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 10:45 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores 12 in return
    Goran Dragic scored 12 points in his return on Friday with one rebound, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Bucks.

    Advice: His team was happy to have him back. "It was great to have him back out there," Dwyane Wade said. Dragic was turning the corner before his calf issue and was putting up mid-round value, so his owners can throw him back into their lineups with hopes he can turn it up another notch. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:43 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 33 points on 75.1 TS%
    Kevin Durant made 11-of-18 from the field and all nine free throws for 33 points against the Rockets during a 116-108 win on Friday, adding 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was cooling off a tad earlier this month, but he's rolling again. In his last four, Durant averaged 34.0 points, 11.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.3 treys on 51.2 percent from the field. He's putting up wonderful numbers on two-point shots and he's been the No. 2 player in January behind Stephen Curry. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:34 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 12 points on nine shots
    Gordon Hayward scored 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting Friday, adding five boards, two assists, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Hayward didn't look for his shot much this game with Derrick Favors and Rodney Hood doing the heavy lifting on offense, but that's not a trend that's likely to continue. He's been a top-40 player over the past month, and he should have no trouble closing out the season as an early-round guy. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:31 pm
  • Enes Kanter drops 22 points vs. Rockets
    Enes Kanter scored 22 points with 10 rebounds, one block and two steals in 26 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: That's two really nice 20-10s from Kanter with one coming against the Wolves on Wednesday. The Thunder are using more lineups of Kanter and Steven Adams, but don't forget Kanter dropped two points on Tuesday. He's not a must-have player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:23 pm
  • James Harden scores 33 points in loss
    James Harden scored 33 points against the Thunder during a 116-108 loss on Friday, adding seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's scored more points per game against OKC than any other team. Harden and the Rockets are on a back-to-back and will take on the Wizards on Saturday. He's been terrific on the second half of back-to-backs with 31.2 points per game in those 12 instances, so fire him up in DFS against a sloppy Wizards team. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:18 pm
  • Evan Turner scores 15 off the bench
    Evan Turner scored 15 points with two rebounds, eight assists, two steals and three turnovers in 25 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He said second unit has been beating the first unit in practice, and he compared it to UConn women's win streak. Jokes aside, Turner has been really good in reality for the second unit. He's still only hanging around top-150 value in standard leagues recently, so he's not an add now that Marcus Smart is back and playing wonderful ball. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 8:05 pm
  • Tobias Harris scores 10 points in loss
    Tobias Harris scored 10 points with seven rebounds and two 3-pointers against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: Jae Crowder locked him down for some of this game. The lineup change hasn't affected Tobias much, averaging 15.2 points, 6.4 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.8 blocks and 1.6 treys in his last five. He should be a mid-round guy with a fairly high floor. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 7:43 pm
  • Goran Dragic without formal minutes cap
    Goran Dragic (calf) will not have a formal minutes cap during his start against the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: He will likely be in the mid 20s for minutes and split time with Beno Udrih. Dragic was playing well before his calf issue, but it might take him a few to get his legs back. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 3:38 pm
  • Suns still looking to trade Markieff Morris
    The Suns are still looking to trade Markieff Morris, but they are holding out for a solid offer.

    Advice: Good luck. Morris threw a towel in the face of his coach this season and is still facing potential legal trouble for an incident back in the Spring of 2015, and it doesn't help that he hasn't been playing well either. Morris' fantasy value would likely get a boost if he was traded, but there is no real reason to stash him in most cases. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 6:42 am
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