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  • Kobe Bryant will not be benched by Scott
    Lakers head coach Byron Scott said that he would not consider benching Kobe Bryant for poor play.

    Advice: "I would never, never, never do that," Scott said on Friday. "That's not an option whatsoever. No, that's not an option." The Black Mamba is coming off the worst shooting performance of his career after he went 1-of-14 from the field in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors, but his role is obviously still safe and he should have the green light going forward. However, his owners should leave him on their bench until he turns things around, and there's no telling if he ever will. Today, 8:51 am
  • T.J. Warren scores career-high 28 points
    T.J. Warren erupted for a career-high 28 points on 12-of-16 shooting during Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors, adding six boards, two assists, two steals, two treys and two turnovers through 35 minutes of action.

    Advice: Warren's been en fuego over his past three outings, with averages of 20.7 points on an unsustainable 61.4 percent shooting from the field, but the problem is he's not bringing much else to the stat sheet (3.3 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.7 triples, 0.7 steals). He's worth an add in deep leagues for those looking to ride the hot streak, but just know his limitations and that he's not going to be shooting 61.4 percent from the field for an entire season. He does, however, make for an intriguing addition in points formats. Today, 1:06 am
  • Lance Stephenson scores 10 points
    Lance Stephenson scored 10 points against the Pelicans on Friday, adding five rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: It was his best game as a Clipper. Stephenson hasn't exactly been fundamentally sound in the past couple seasons, so hopefully this is a start of good things on the way. Of course, there's almost no way you can pick him up in almost any league until he strings together 3-5 decent games. Today, 12:59 am
  • Dante Cunningham scores two points
    Dante Cunningham played 20 minutes during a 111-90 loss to the Clippers on Friday with five rebounds, one assist and two steals.

    Advice: He's likely looking at more minutes at power forward with Anthony Davis (knee) getting hurt tonight. Davis shouldn't be out for long with no structural damage, so Cunningham is only worth a speculative add in deep leagues. He has a low usage rate anyway. Today, 12:53 am
  • Alonzo Gee gets 33 minutes
    Alonzo Gee scored two points with six rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 33 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Even with all this playing time, Gee is likely going to see his minutes come down once Tyreke Evans (knee) returns. That should happen within the next 1-3 games. Today, 12:44 am
  • Kevin Martin has another awful game
    Kevin Martin made 1-of-6 from the field for three points with two rebounds and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: He hasn't really played well based on the stat sheet, but the Wolves starting unit has been solid. In his last five, Martin averaged just 9.0 points, 3.4 boards, 0.4 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.8 treys in just 25.4 minutes. He's only made just 30.2 percent from the field and just 34 percent on the year, so he's not a must-own player. Today, 12:37 am
  • Shabazz Muhammad has great game
    Shabazz Muhammad scored 15 points with one rebound and three 3-pointers in 16 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: Both teams went small, which opened up some run for Muhammad at the four. Despite the talk of him getting more run, he's still played just 16 minutes in each game during his last three. He was a high usage rate player last year, so just keep an eye on him in most leagues. He's also better for points formats. We'll let you know if the minutes trend up. Today, 12:29 am
  • Rudy Gay makes just 1-of-13 from field
    Rudy Gay made just 1-of-13 from the field for two points against the Wolves on Friday, adding four rebounds and one turnover.

    Advice: The Kings were lucky to lose by 10 with Rudy having his worst game of the season. This comes off his best game with a 36-point effort on Wednesday, so the law of averages had its say today. Expect him to be somewhere in the middle on Saturday against the Warriors. Today, 12:09 am
  • Omri Casspi puts up nice effort in loss
    Omri Casspi scored 15 points against the Wolves on Friday with six rebounds and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He continues to log major minutes at power forward, which should continue until DeMarcus Cousins (back) is back. Casspi has 10th-round value on the season, but that value is somewhat inflated due to Boogie and Rudy Gay missing time this season. Today, 12:06 am
  • Draymond Green triple-doubles in easy win
    Draymond Green posted his third career triple-double on Friday with 14 points (4-of-4 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), 10 boards, 10 assists, two 3-pointers, one steal, two blocks and one turnover through 33 minutes.

    Advice: Green became just the second player in NBA history to record a triple-double on four or less shot attempts, and this was Green's second triple-double of the season. He's currently producing at a top-15 level in both 9-cat and 8-cat leagues, proving that last year's breakout campaign was no fluke. Green got paid during the offseason, but those heavy pockets have not caused any drop-off in effort for one of the most energetic players in the league. Today, 12:06 am
  • Klay Thompson knocks down three treys in win
    Klay Thompson knocked down three more 3-pointers during the Dubs 135-116 win over the Suns on Friday, adding 15 points, two boards, one block and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Klay went 6-of-11 from the field in this one, and he would have had a much bigger game if the score weren’t so lopsided. Thompson's numbers are trending up, and he's put in averages of 17.7 points, 2.7 three-pointers, 2.8 assists, 0.7 blocks and just 1.2 turnovers over the past six games, and he should only get better as we get deeper into the season. Through the month of November Klay has performed at a sixth-round level, so the buy-low window remains open for a guy with early-round upside. Yesterday, 11:49 pm
  • Kyle Korver scores 13 points
    Kyle Korver scored 13 points against the Grizzlies on Friday with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He moved into 10th place all time for made 3-pointers. There has been no word of Korver getting a night off against the Spurs on Saturday, but his owners will want to make sure he gets the all clear. He's starting to trend up in fantasy. Yesterday, 11:47 pm
  • Kent Bazemore scores 14 points
    Kent Bazemore returned from a five-game absence on Friday with 14 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: That's a nice return for Bazemore, who was struggling before his ankle sprain last week. He was absolutely rolling earlier this month, so he should probably be owned in all leagues after this solid effort. Yesterday, 11:43 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 34 in win over DET
    Kevin Durant made 10-of-22 from the field and all 10 from the line for 34 points during a 103-87 win over the Pistons on Friday, adding 13 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's going off. If not for Stephen Curry, we'd be talking a lot more about Kevin Durant. He has an outstanding 66.2 true shooting percentage to go with a 30.0 usage rate -- KD and Curry are both on pace to go 65-30 in those two categories for a season, which has never been done in NBA history (qualifiers). Durant is No. 2 for fantasy value on the year per-game. Yesterday, 11:32 pm
  • Marcus Morris gets 40 minutes
    Marcus Morris played 40 minutes against the Thunder on Friday during a 103-87 loss, scoring 17 points with four rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He didn't do too bad of a job on Kevin Durant and coach Stan Van Gundy continues to give Morris ridiculous minutes. He's horrible per-minute in fantasy, but a guy in the top five for minutes is worth owning in standard leagues. Morris only has late-round value with all that playing time and only has a slight downward trend. Yesterday, 11:06 pm
  • James Harden's 50 barely enough vs. Philly
    James Harden scored a season-high 50 points against the 76ers during a 116-114 win over the 76ers on Friday, adding nine rebounds, eight assists, six 3-pointers and nine turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: The Rockets barely pulled this one out after it looked like they were going to blow a big lead, giving up a 24-6 run to start the fourth quarter. Close win aside, Harden has been fantasy's best player in his last five, averaging 36.2 points, 7.0 boards, 7.8 assists, 1.2 blocks, 2.6 steals and 3.8 treys on 46.8 percent from the field and 90.6 percent from the line. He's cooking and that slump is long gone. Yesterday, 10:50 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari double-doubles in loss to SA
    Danilo Gallinari double-doubled on Friday with 16 points (5-of-15 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), 10 rebounds, two 3-pointers and two assists through 35 minutes of playing time.

    Advice: It was Gallinari's 14th career double-double, and he was a lone bright spot for a Denver team that struggled to put any points on the board. Gallinari has struggled to get his shot to drop for most of the season (38.7 percent shooting) but he's still putting up fourth-round value in 9-cat leagues with averages of 18.2 points (career-high), 6.4 rebounds (career-high), 2.5 assists, 1.5 three-pointers and just 1.5 turnovers per game. If this is The Rooster's floor, it'll be fun to see his ceiling when that shot starts to drop. Yesterday, 10:47 pm
  • Terrence Jones puts up decent line off bench
    Terrence Jones came off the bench on Friday against the 76ers, scoring five points with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

    Advice: As long as Jones as getting minutes in the mid 20s, he'll have some nice value. He just needs to stay healthy and he could flirt with top-50 value. With TJ moving to the bench, this is a prime time to buy low. For what it's worth, the Rockets were probably just playing the matchup game to push Jones to the bench. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Jerami Grant scores 18 points, logs mins at C
    Jerami Grant matched his career-high 18 points against the Rockets on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He logged some pretty heavy minutes at center tonight and actually won the jump ball over Dwight Howard to start the game. Grant should be looking at some extra minutes while Nerlens Noel (knee) is out, which is undetermined at this time. Grant has some nice upside, but he's still just a fringe guy in standard leagues. You could do worse, though. Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Danny Green hits three 3-pointers in win
    Danny Green sank three 3-pointers during Friday's win over the Nuggets, but added just nine points, four boards, one steal and two turnovers through 27 minutes.

    Advice: Green has now hit multiple 3-pointers in his previous three outings, but he hasn't brought much else to the stat sheet during that span with averages of just 11.0 points, 5.3 boards, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks per game. The talent is there, and the minutes have been consistent, so owners are going to just need to stay patient and hope that the defensive stats start coming. For what it's worth, Green has been at least a mid-round asset since the 2012-13 season, so it doesn't seem likely he'll be this bad for the entire year. Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Paul George stays red hot, scores 33 points
    Paul George maintained his status as one of the hottest players on the planet during a 104-92 win over the Bulls on Friday, scoring 33 points with eight rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Don't look now, but the Pacers have the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference right now. George has been absolutely absurd as a jump shooter this season, posting a 52.6 effective field goal percentage on his 232 jumpers this year -- that's higher than his layups. If this isn't his peak value of the season, it's got to be close. Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • C.J. Miles has another solid game
    C.J. Miles scored 16 points with three rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: Miles was putting up some awesome numbers this week and he took a step back tonight. Still, this line is pretty solid and even if he's close to a game like this he should have some nice value. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic is snapping out of it
    Nikola Mirotic scored a team-high 25 points against the Pacers during a 104-92 loss on Friday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's starting to come around here with three productive games in a row. Mirotic has played at least 29 minutes in each of his last three games, so those owners getting ready to push the panic button can take their finger away from it now. He's trending up and should be an early mid-round player. Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Jimmy Butler fills the stat sheet
    Jimmy Butler filled up the stat sheet against the Pacers on Friday, scoring 16 points with five rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: As soon as the entire Bulls team realizes he's their best player, the better off they'll be. Fantasy owners probably realize he's their best player with Butler posting top-10 value on the year. He's a fantasy superstar. Jimmy's got some new moves ... again. Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard falls one steal shy of 5x5 line
    Kawhi Leonard was incredible during the Spurs 91-80 win over the Nuggets on Friday, scoring 25 points on 11-of-18 shooting to go with seven boards, six assists, four steals, five blocks, two 3-pointers and just two turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Simply put, Kawhi is fantasy gold and he is currently ranked No. 3 overall in standard 9-cat leagues. After taking home the Defensive Player of the Year award last season, Kawhi has made it a point to prove that his offensive game is also a force to be reckoned with, and he's quickly establishing himself as one of the best two-way players in the league. What's even scarier about Kawhi's dominance? He's just 24 years old and will only get better. Enjoy. Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Terrence Jones will come off the bench Friday
    Terrence Jones will be come off the bench for Friday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: It's been a bumpy ride for Jones owners this season, and interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff limited him to just 19 minutes during the Rockets last game, so the move to the bench isn't exactly encouraging. He will be getting a favorable matchup against the 76ers tonight, so it'll be interesting to see how he responds to coming off the bench; but he's a bit too risky for use in DFS tonight. Clint Capela will draw the start. Yesterday, 4:41 pm
  • Jerami Grant starting at small forward
    Jerami Grant will start at small forward against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: Robert Covington will slide over to shooting guard tonight. Grant does put up better numbers as a power forward, but he should still get a nice amount of run tonight with a different rotation. Yesterday, 3:45 pm
  • Kobe Bryant will play on Saturday
    Kobe Bryant will play against the Blazers on Saturday after putting in a limited practice on Friday.

    Advice: He is not expected to have a minutes cap for the road game and coach Byron Scott is open to suggestions on how to handle Bryant on back-to-back. Kobe is not getting to the basket at all anymore and it's led to him being the least efficient high-volume starter in the NBA. Yesterday, 11:39 am
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will start on Friday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will play and start vs. the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: He missed five straight games for the Hawks, but he was playing really well prior to going down and should be picked up in most leagues to see if he can keep it going. Thabo Sefolosha is expected to return to the bench on Friday, while Justin Holiday and Lamar Patterson should lose some minutes as well. Yesterday, 10:09 am
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: This is the first time Bazemore has received the questionable tag since sustaining the ankle injury, so it looks like he's nearing a return to the court. Owners can expect another update following Friday morning's shootaround. Thabo Sefolosha’s value will take a hit upon the return of Bazemore. Thursday, 3:12 pm
  • Omri Casspi headed for more minutes?
    Following the Kings 129-118 win over the Bucks on Wednesday, George Karl hinted that Omri Casspi could be getting more consistent minutes in the Kings rotation.

    Advice: "I think I need to keep Omri in with Rudy [Gay] as much as possible," said Karl. "It seems that combination really complements with size there and also the ability to find a mismatch situation that is beneficial to us." Casspi's minutes tend to trend up when DeMarcus Cousins (back) is sidelined, but if Karl wants to continue giving Casspi and Gay minutes together, Willie Cauley-Stein's playing time could suffer. It'll be interesting to see how Karl's rotations shake out once DMC is back on the court, but Omri is worth a speculative add in deep leagues after scoring 19 points during Wednesday's win. Thursday, 2:19 pm
  • Scott won't cut down on Kobe Bryant's minutes
    Byron Scott said that he doesn't intend to cut down on Kobe Bryant's minutes despite the fact that the Lakers own a record of 2-12, the worst in the Western Conference.

    Advice: "I haven't thought about reducing his role," Scott said. "I think his role is pretty defined for us right now. So is his minutes." Scott seems to be content playing Bryant around 30 minutes a night, despite the fact that Kobe is shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field. "I am concerned about his shooting percentage and shots so far, but so far as knowing him the way I've known him and how long he's played in this league, I'm not worried about him finding it." Kobe's minutes will be safe will Scott at the helm, but owners in standard leagues could probably do better. Thursday, 12:11 pm
  • Byron Scott still confident in Kobe Bryant
    Lakers head coach Byron Scott said he's confident Kobe Bryant can still play in the NBA.

    Advice: Though Bryant has struggled to start the 2015-16 season, Scott said he isn't too concerned about the veteran. "Obviously he's struggling right now with his shot, and I think everybody can see that," Scott said. "So it's trying to get him in better position to be able to have an opportunity to knock those shots down on a consistent basis. That's No. 1." Though Bryant is still capable of a big game here and there, he's hurting fantasy teams more than he's helping and isn't a must-own player in standard leagues. Thursday, 8:39 am
  • Kevin Durant weighs in on 'stache brothers
    Kevin Durant weighed in on the new facial hair of Enes Kanter and Steven Adams after Wednesday's win over the Nets.

    Advice: In a lighter bit of news for Thanksgiving, Kevin Durant invoked Sacha Baron Cohen's popular character in commenting on Enes Kanter's mustache. "Enes looks like Borat and Steven......They jerks for that," Durant said. While Durant's fantasy owners can rest easy now that he's healthy, they can also get a laugh by clicking on the link below for a picture of the 'Stache Brothers. Thursday, 7:54 am
  • T.J. Warren scores 18 points
    T.J. Warren scored 18 points on 8-of-13 from the field against the Pelicans on Wednesday with one rebound in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He was up to his usual tricks of cutting to the basket and getting easy looks. Unfortunately, Warren just doesn't do much else on the stat sheet outside of scoring, so he's not a particularly strong pickup in standard leagues. If you're in a points league, he's worth a look. Wednesday, 10:36 pm
  • James Harden scores 40 points in loss
    James Harden scored 40 points on 12-of-19 from the field during a 102-93 home loss to the Grizzlies on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made all 11 shots from the line to give him an outstanding 83.9 true shooting percentage. Whether it has to do with Ty Lawson or not, Harden is clearly trending up in his last four, averaging 32.8 points, 6.5 boards, 7.8 assists, 3.3 steals, 1.5 blocks and 3.3 treys on 45.8 percent from the field and 95.5 percent from the line. If you weathered the storm of the slow start, you can go outside now and feel good about Harden as a top-five player with massive nightly upside. Wednesday, 10:06 pm
  • Kevin Durant feasts early w/ 30 pts vs. Nets
    Kevin Durant torched the Nets for 30 points on 11-of-18 shooting on Wednesday, making five 3-pointers with six boards, five assists and three blocks.

    Advice: Rondae-Hollis Jefferson was tasked with defending the four-time scoring champ, and it didn't go too well. "I seen fresh meat and I was ready to eat. And I was hungry," Durant said. "He's a really, really active defender though, I really like him. Long, athletic. But I seen something in his eyes that I could exploit." Clearly, Durant didn't have any setbacks when returning from his hamstring injury on Monday. Wednesday, 10:02 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard: 10+ pts in 40 straight games
    Kawhi Leonard piled up 26 points, four 3-pointers, eight rebounds, five assists and two steals in 40 minutes vs. Dallas on Wednesday.

    Advice: Speaking of the number 40, that's how many consecutive games Kawhi has scored double-digit points. The Spurs are crushing teams at home, where they've compiled an 8-0 record while holding opponents to 84.9 points. Needless to say, LaMarcus Aldridge's return did not affect Leonard's bottom line. Wednesday, 9:21 pm
  • Rudy Gay scores season-high 36 points
    Rudy Gay scored a season-high 36 points during a 129-118 win against the Bucks on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, two 3-pointers and no turnovers.

    Advice: He started out red hot with 14 points in the first nine minutes and kept his foot on the gas pedal. Gay has made 13-of-21 from the field in each of his last two games and his arm injury has affected his performance positively like the kid from the Rookie of the Year baseball movie. Even when Boogie is back, Gay should be trending up. Wednesday, 9:16 pm
  • Omri Casspi has a terrific game
    Omri Casspi scored 19 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He gets a ton of run at both forward spots and he benefited from DeMarcus Cousins (back) not playing tonight. Casspi put up mid-round value the last time Boogie had to miss games, so he's worth a look at any depth for owners seeking short-term value. Cousins won't be out long, though. Wednesday, 8:49 pm
  • Kevin Martin still slumping, shoots 3-of-12
    Kevin Martin made another start at SG on Wednesday, scoring 11 points on 3-of-12 shooting with one 3-pointer, three rebounds and zero assists, steals or blocks in 23 minutes.

    Advice: The veteran scorer is shooting 29.2 percent in his past five games, including a combined 3-of-11 mark from downtown. Sam Mitchell moved him into the starting unit to generate more scoring, so he'll need make shots soon or risk a demotion. If you own KevMart, at least bench him until he's not awful. Wednesday, 8:48 pm
  • Korver nears Stojakovic on all-time 3PT list
    Kyle Korver made three 3-pointers in 36 minutes on Wednesday, finishing a loss in Minnesota with 11 points, nine rebounds, one assist and two steals.

    Advice: Korver got off to a slow start this year, understandable since he had offseason ankle surgery, but he's starting to look like himself with 13 triples in his past five games. He's now three 3-point makes away from passing Peja Stojakovic for 10th place in all-time 3-pointers made. Wednesday, 8:41 pm
  • Marcus Morris hits 2-of-3 triples in home win
    Marcus Morris chipped in 14 points with six rebounds and one steal in 36 minutes on Wednesday, shooting 6-of-13 from the field and 2-of-3 from downtown.

    Advice: The Pistons' desire to space the court with perimeter shooters hasn't exactly panned out, as they're shooting a league-low 29.3 percent from deep. Morris has been one of the worst offenders at 23.6 percent on 3.9 attempts per game -- he's a career 35.5 percent shooter from distance, so hopefully this will get him going. Wednesday, 7:54 pm
  • Jerami Grant bumped to the bench
    Jerami Grant will come off the bench against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: He should be playing more power forward now and he's really the third big on the active roster with no true bigs behind Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor. Grant should still see minutes in the 25-29 range tonight. Wednesday, 3:14 pm
  • Kent Bazemore, Tiago Splitter out again
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) and Tiago Splitter (hip) will not play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll likely be Thabo Sefolosha in the starting lineup again. Sefolosha is coming off a wonderful 15-point game and the Hawks will likely be using him on Andrew Wiggins a lot. He's certainly in play for DFS tonight, but don't expect a repeat performance. Lamar Patterson should get some burn, too. Wednesday, 2:37 pm
  • Kobe Bryant sits out Wednesday's practice
    Kobe Bryant (rest) did not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a scheduled rest day for Bryant who logged 25 minutes during Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors. He has plenty of time to rest up for Saturday's game against the Blazers, but with the Lakers scheduled for a back-to-back set Saturday vs. Portland and Sunday vs. Indiana, there's a chance he sits out one of those games. Kobe is shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field on the season, and he's not a must-own guy in standard leagues. Wednesday, 2:12 pm
  • Kevin Durant working on quicker release
    Kevin Durant said he's working on a quicker release for his jumper.

    Advice: He's also one of the hardest players to block and has been blocked just twice outside of three feet this season -- he was blocked just four times on those shots last season, too. Durant is sneakily putting up a ridiculously efficient season with a 65.5 true shooting percentage and a 29.7 usage rate. He's almost a lock to be a top-three player in standard leagues and just needs to stay healthy. Wednesday, 12:40 pm
  • Kobe Bryant says he could be averaging 35 PPG
    Kobe Bryant said he wasn't really all that worried about his current career-low shooting percentage (31.1 percent) following the Lakers blowout loss to the Warriors on Tuesday, and added that he could be averaging 35 points per game if he really wanted to.

    Advice: "I'm not really worried about it, honestly," Bryant said. "My shooting will be better. I could've scored 80 [Tuesday vs. Golden State]. It wouldn't have made a damn difference. We just have bigger problems. I could be out there averaging 35 points a game. We'd be what, 3-11? We've got to figure out how to play systematically in a position that's going to keep us in ballgames." Given that Kobe is currently shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field, he'd need roughly 50 shots a game to get to that 35 points per game averages, so he's right that that probably wouldn't be best for his team. He also missed a layup on his way to a 1-of-14 shooting performance Tuesday night, so 80 points seems a tad unrealistic. Wednesday, 6:27 am
  • Kobe Bryant shoots 1-of-14 from the field
    Kobe Bryant shot just 1-of-14 from the field in Tuesday's blowout loss against the Warriors, finishing with four points, six boards, two assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: In case you're wondering, it was the worst shooting performance of his career and some of his shots weren't close at all. Father Time is undefeated and the Black Mamba is his next victim, so his owners shouldn't be expecting too much out of him going forward. Tuesday, 10:21 pm
  • Klay Thompson shoots 3-of-12 from the field
    Klay Thompson struggled against the Lakers on Tuesday, finishing with 11 points on 3-of-12 shooting from the field.

    Advice: He also added three boards, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers, but it was a little disappointing to see him take a step back after he recently strung together a few good games. Thompson's buy-low window probably opened up a little more after tonight's dud, so feel free to test the patience of his owners in your league. Tuesday, 10:09 pm
  • Draymond Green scores 18 with seven boards
    Draymond Green scored 18 points with seven boards, five assists, two blocks, one steal and two 3-pointers in Tuesday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: To nobody's surprise, Green turned in yet another 9-cat gem and he is a huge reason why the Warriors are 16-0. Green's playmaking ability has come a long way this season and he was averaging 6.7 dimes per game prior to tonight's contest. Green has been a top-20 player in standard leagues and owners have no reason to sell high. He's just that good. Tuesday, 10:04 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 13, hits three more 3s
    Nikola Mirotic hit 4-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: After a bit of a dry spell, Mirotic is suddenly feeling it again, hitting double digits in scoring in three straight games and averaging 13.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, a steal and 1.7 3-pointers over that stretch. Tuesday, 9:55 pm
  • Gallinari drops 20 points with 18 boards
    Danilo Gallinari shot just 2-of-10 from the field in Tuesday's loss to the Clippers, but he was able to get to the free throw line at will and finished with 20 points and 18 boards.

    Advice: He has been in a slump lately and is shooting just 35.3 percent from the field over his last five games, but he was still aggressive tonight and hit 16-of-17 free throws. The Nuggets are in desperate need of offense and Gallinari is their best weapon by far, so he should be able to get it going from the field soon. Regardless, his owners will be pretty pumped with his numbers tonight. Tuesday, 9:24 pm
  • Kyle Korver coming on for Hawks
    Kyle Korver hit 6-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists in Tuesday's win over the Celtics.

    Advice: He got off to a slow start this season, but this was his second best scoring night of the year. He's averaging 12.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.2 3-pointers on 51 percent shooting over his last five games, so it looks safe to lock him into your lineup for now. Tuesday, 8:17 pm
  • Paul George scores season-high 40, 7 treys
    Paul George hit 14-of-19 shots and 7-of-8 3-pointers for a season-high 40 points to go along with eight boards, four assists and two steals in Tuesday's easy win over the Wizards.

    Advice: This was easily George's best game of the season and came on the heels of his recent comments about him feeling like he is better than he was prior to his leg injury. This might be a nice sell-high moment for George, but the small forward position is so thin and he's putting up big numbers, meaning you're probably just better off riding him out and hoping that he stays healthy all season. George's career high is 43 points. Tuesday, 6:36 pm
  • C.J. Miles scores career-high 32 in win
    C.J. Miles, who was a little iffy coming into Tuesday night with a sore ankle, hit 10-of-16 shots, 8-of-9 3-pointers and 4-of-4 free throws for a career-high 32 points, three boards, three assists and a steal.

    Advice: The Pacers set a franchise record with 19 3-pointers made (Paul George hit seven), which is saying something considering Reggie Miller spent his entire career with the Pacers. The Pacers just couldn't miss, hitting 19-of-26 from downtown, good for 73 percent. Miles has been killing it lately, scoring between 19 and 32 in his last four games and knocking down 20 3-pointers during that stretch. Hopefully you had him in your lineup for the hot streak, but just beware that his next missed game could be just around the corner, as he always seems to be banged up. Tuesday, 6:33 pm
  • C.J. Miles (ankle) will start Tuesday vs. WAS
    C.J. Miles (ankle) will start Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Miles suffered a minor ankle injury during Sunday's practice, but he was probable heading into this one, so him playing is far from surprising. He'll draw a favorable matchup against the Wizards tonight, so make sure you have him active. Tuesday, 3:25 pm
  • Paul George studied the game when he was out
    Paul George stated during a recent interview that he feels he's better now than he was before his gruesome leg injury.

    Advice: "I feel like I’m better. I think a year away from the game, you learn, you grow, regardless if I was on the court or not," George said. "You just get a chance to really observe and be a student of the game, at that point when you’re sitting out. So I think that was the little bit that I needed, the push that I needed. I worked hard that summer going into the season. Granted I got hurt, but I feel like that year away was what I needed to just learn." Paul George is currently putting up first-round value on the season, and there's no reason to believe he can't keep it up. Tuesday, 1:21 pm
  • Kobe Bryant sits out Tuesday's shootaround
    Kobe Bryant did not participate during shootaround, but he's still fully expected to suit up for Tuesday night's game against the undefeated Warriors.

    Advice: Byron Scott is just giving Kobe as much rest as possible prior to tonight's game, but there's no reason to believe he won't be out there. The Dubs currently own the sixth-best defense in the league, so owners of Bryant can expect plenty of missed shots tonight. Tuesday, 12:20 pm
  • Kevin Durant feels good after return Monday
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) said he felt good after his return Monday night.

    Advice: Durant scored 27 points with six rebounds, one assist, four steal, one block, and three treys in his first game after a six-game absence and felt no worse for the wear. "Felt good, got a little winded playing up in Utah. Forgot about the altitude," Durant said. "But after that first couple minutes, felt good." More importantly, he was able to play 30 minutes and should be started in all fantasy lineups as long as he's healthy. Tuesday, 6:48 am
  • Kawhi Leonard dominates vs. Suns, scores 24
    Kawhi Leonard looked like an MVP candidate during a 98-84 win over the Suns on Monday, making 11-of-18 from the field for 24 points with 13 rebounds, four assists, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He destroyed the Suns in the open floor and his offensive game is catching up to his defensive impact. On the season, Leonard has averages of 21.5 points, 7.8 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.8 treys on 51.1 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the line. He's getting to the rim more these days and looks like a good bet to stay in the top five for fantasy value this season. Monday, 11:03 pm
  • Danny Green scores 18 points
    Danny Green scored 18 points during a win over the Suns on Monday, adding six rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Here we go. In his last five, Green averaged 10.6 points, 4.2 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.2 steals and 2.2 treys on 40.8 percent from the field. The treys are coming around, but Green just hasn't been getting the defensive stats for some reason. Green still has just 15th-round value on the year, so his owners are still hot little potatoes right now. He should be trending up soon and is not at risk of losing his playing time. Keep him owned in all standard leagues. Monday, 10:58 pm
  • T.J. Warren scores 16 off bench
    T.J. Warren made 7-of-15 from the field for 16 points against the Spurs on Monday with three rebounds, two assists and one block in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He had a terrific game and had a career high in field goal attempts. Warren is usually depending on his guards to get him the ball, but he was able to score on his own -- a big part of his game at Summer League. Warren's upside isn't quite worth keeping on a standard-league roster and he'll likely need P.J. Tucker to miss time to gain enough value to be added. Monday, 10:46 pm
  • Marcus Morris continues poor shooting
    Marcus Morris made 2-of-7 from the field for four points during a 109-88 loss to the Bucks on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He was on one of his best streaks of the season, but lost all of his momentum tonight. In his 11 November games, Morris has made just 35.3 percent from the field with averages of 12.7 points, 6.2 boards, 1.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.8 treys. He's made just 18.8 percent of his treys in that span, but he still doesn't appear to be on thin ice yet. He's a low-end hold, but isn't a must-own player even with all of that playing time. Monday, 10:07 pm
  • Kevin Durant doesn't skip a beat, scores 27
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) returned from a six-game absence on Monday vs. the Jazz, scoring 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting with six boards, one assist, four steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He looked phenomenal tonight and confirmed before the game that his hamstring is 100 percent. Durant didn't have any playing time restrictions, but the Thunder had a comfortable lead in the fourth quarter which allowed them to rest their superstar. KD was the second best player in fantasy on a per-game basis before his injury and he has picked up right where he left off, so his owners should be feeling pretty pumped right now. He'll get the Nets on Wednesday. Monday, 9:20 pm
  • Rudy Gay returns with 28 points in loss
    Rudy Gay played 42 minutes during a 127-122 overtime loss to the Hornets on Monday, scoring 28 points with 10 rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was wearing a T-shirt under jersey, presumably to help protect his shoulder strain. Gay looked just fine tonight and was going to the rim a lot. While DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) possibly missing time could help Gay, he should be posting some big stat lines going forward and be an early-round asset. Monday, 8:43 pm
  • Omri Casspi gets 27 minutes off bench
    Omri Casspi played 27 minutes off the bench on Monday with six points, five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played a ton of stretch four tonight, which could continue if DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) needs to miss time, Casspi had his best run of the season while Boogie was out, so he's worth a speculative add in 14-team leagues. Boogie shouldn't be out for long, though. Monday, 8:30 pm
  • Kevin Martin struggles in start on Monday
    Kevin Martin moved into the starting lineup in place of Tayshaun Prince on Monday vs. the 76ers, but he scored just six points on 3-of-10 shooting.

    Advice: He added one board, one steal and one 3-pointer, but he's been in a serious slump lately and has been shooting just 29.8 percent from the field over his last five games. The Wolves need a consistent 3-point shooter, but Martin hasn't been reliable and could continue to lose minutes to Zach LaVine. Feel free to move on until he heats up. Monday, 7:59 pm
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play Tuesday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This will be his fourth straight game on the sidelines, and it should be noted that he didn't practice on Monday. Bazemore's ankle is progressing and he said on Saturday that he is taking it "day by day", so hopefully we will see him back on the court later in the week. Thabo Sefolosha will benefit the most with Bazemore out, but Lamar Patterson and Justin Holiday will likely stay in the rotation as well. Monday, 6:14 pm
  • Casspi starts 2nd half, Cauley-Stein to bench
    Omri Casspi started the second half in place of Willie Cauley-Stein on Monday against the Hornets.

    Advice: Kings head coach George Karl keeps rookie WCS on a very short leash, so don't read too much into this. Casspi is a favorite of Karl's, but his value is held in check when Rudy Gay is active. Monday, 5:31 pm
  • Kevin Durant (hamstring) will play on Monday
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) will play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Durant hasn't played since Nov. 10 against the Wizards, but his hamstring has progressed really well and he won't have any playing time restrictions tonight. Additionally, an MRI taken a few days ago came back negative. He has been the second best player in fantasy on a per-game basis, so plug him back into your lineups with confidence. Russell Westbrook's numbers won't be quiet as impressive with KD back in the mix, while Dion Waiters' inevitable move to the bench will be a buzzkill for his value as well. Monday, 4:30 pm
  • Kevin Durant warming up, still questionable
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) is warming up for Monday against the Jazz and remains questionable.

    Advice: How he feels in warmups will dictate if he can play. Durant has been out for almost two weeks from his hamstring strain after he was expected to miss 7-10 days. If he's back, that means less output from Enes Kanter, Russell Westbrook and Dion Waiters. If you're in a weekly league, you'll probably want to use KD in almost any case. Monday, 3:41 pm
  • Rudy Gay (shoulder) will start vs. Hornets
    Rudy Gay (shoulder) will start against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: He is good to go for a four-game week. Gay only needed to miss one game after it looked like he would miss several, so those who picked up guys like Omri Casspi might need to reassess the situation. Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli also lose value. Monday, 2:58 pm
  • Kobe Bryant (rest) doesn't practice
    Kobe Bryant (rest) did not practice on Monday and is still expected to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's just a day off after Sunday and all signs point to him being ready to play against the Warriors. Bryant is not doing much on a per-game basis and is not a must-own player. Monday, 12:14 pm
  • C.J. Miles probable for Tuesday night
    C.J. Miles (ankle) is probable to play against the Wizards on Tuesday.

    Advice: He played through an ankle tweak on Saturday and looked good in the process. Miles tends to get hurt in games more than almost anyone, but he's performed at shooting guard and has put up mid-round value on the season. He's worth a look in standard leagues. Monday, 11:55 am
  • Kent Bazemore doesn't practice on Monday
    Kent Bazemore (right ankle sprain) did not practice on Monday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Budenholzer said that he would know more on Bazemore Tuesday's status closer to gametime vs. Boston, so that is at least a positive indication that Bazemore is progressing. If he can't give it a go, Thabo Sefolosha, Lamar Patterson and Justin Holiday will help to fill the void. Monday, 10:38 am
  • Rudy Gay says he expects to return on Monday
    Rudy Gay (left shoulder strain), who is officially listed as probable, said that he expects to play in Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: That would be great news for Gay and for those with him on their fantasy roster. We'll need confirmation from the team after the Kings go through shootaround on Monday, but signs point to Gay getting back in the lineup. That means less of Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli. Monday, 8:39 am
  • Kobe Bryant again hints this is final season
    In a recent SiriusXM interview, Kobe Bryant again hinted that he's likely to retire after the season.

    Advice: "If something changes I'll come back and play next season. If something doesn't change this is it for me." Some pundits will try to use the quote to take shots at the Lakers, but Kobe is simply referring to himself and whether or not his body can handle another tour of duty. With nothing left to prove and the Lakers rebuild needing to move forward, it would be a surprise to see Bryant return for a potential 21st season. Monday, 6:12 am
  • Danilo Gallinari shoots 4-of-16 on Sunday
    Danilo Gallinari shot 4-of-16 from the field in Sunday's loss vs. the Warriors, but he went 10-of-11 at the line to finish with 19 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: Gallo is slumping, averaging only 14.3 points on 10-of-39 shooting in Denver's past three games. He's too talented to struggle much longer, however, and this is a prime opportunity to pry him away from his owners below cost. He should fare better vs. the struggling Clippers on Tuesday. Sunday, 7:49 pm
  • Klay Thompson, GSWs torch Nuggets from deep
    Klay Thompson knocked down four 3-pointers on Sunday, en route to 21 points, three rebounds, seven assists and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Mike Malone said prior to the game that the Nuggets' "inability to guard the 3-point line is a joke," and Golden State exploited the weakness by shooting 51.7 percent beyond the arc. Thompson's back is healthy and he's starting to heat up, a welcome turn of events after a sluggish start to the season. Sunday, 7:48 pm
  • T.J. Warren hits three 3-pointers off bench
    T.J. Warren got hot from downtown vs. the Pelicans, scoring nine points with three 3-pointers and two rebounds in 21 minutes of action.

    Advice: He had four 3-pointers all season prior to this outburst, which came against a New Orleans defense that has allowed opponents to shoot a league-high 40.1 percent from deep this year. Warren has been solid offensively all season, shooting 52.1 percent from the field, but he's chipping in a mere 3.4 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocks. He's a deep-league option until the supporting stats increase. Sunday, 6:06 pm
  • Alonzo Gee plays well in 38 minutes vs. Suns
    Alonzo Gee started at SF again on Sunday and posted eight points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals, with only one turnover in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Gee seems to have locked up the starting job in Tyreke Evans' absence, as Luke Babbitt (four points in eight minutes) failed to capitalize on five starts earlier in the year. Gee benefited from the frenetic pace of Sunday's game, and isn't worth owning with Tyreke Evans (knee) nearing a return. Sunday, 6:03 pm
  • Kevin Durant 'moving in a good direction'
    OKC head coach Billy Donovan said that Kevin Durant is "moving in a good direction," with regards to his hamstring injury.

    Advice: Durant will remain sidelined for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, but it sounds like he's getting close to a return, so we'll consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Jazz. Dion Waiters will be starting with Durant on the sidelines, but it's Russell Westbrook who will be the true primary beneficiary in KD's absence. Sunday, 2:38 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad set to see a minutes bump
    Timberwolves head coach Sam Mitchell said that Shabazz Muhammad will start to see more consistent minutes for Minnesota.

    Advice: Tayshaun Prince is going to start coming off the bench, and the 13 year veteran's minutes will take a hit with the demotion to the second-unit, which will result in more playing time for Shabazz. Muhammad doesn't do a lot aside from score, but he's on the radar in deeper leagues with the expected minutes bump. However, given his sporadic play thus far, we'd use a wait-and-see approach before making the add. Sunday, 12:05 pm
  • Kevin Martin will start Monday vs. the 76ers
    Kevin Martin will replace Tayshaun Prince in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: The Wolves are currently on a two-game losing streak, and head coach Sam Mitchell said the move was to infuse some more scoring into the first-unit. Martin has been ice cold over the past five games with averages of just 7.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.2 three-pointers per game on 25.0 percent shooting, so perhaps the promotion to the starting five will help him get things back on track. Andrew Wiggins will move to small forward with Martin at the two. Sunday, 11:24 am
  • C.J. Miles suffers minor ankle injury on Sun
    C.J. Miles rolled his ankle during Sunday's practice, and the Pacers are currently listing him as day-to-day.

    Advice: The Pacers don't play until Tuesday vs. the Wizards, and Miles was able to walk off the court under his own power, so there's a chance he doesn't miss any time with this injury. However, if isn't able to go on Tuesday, Chase Budinger and Glenn Robinson III would have some more opportunity for playing time. Stay tuned. Sunday, 11:12 am
  • Kevin Durant (hamstring) will not play Sunday
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) will not play on Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: This will be his sixth consecutive game on the shelf, but we've heard several different reports that indicated that he getting closer. In fact, Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman expects Durant to either return on Monday vs. the Jazz or Wednesday vs. the Nets. With KD on the shelf for Sunday's game, expect Russell Westbrook to flirt with a triple-double against the Mavs. Sunday, 9:19 am
  • K-Mart losing minutes due to shooting slump
    Wolves coach Sam Mitchell said that Kevin Martin has been losing minutes to Zach LaVine because he is in a shooting slump.

    Advice: Martin is shooting just 25.0 percent from the field over his last five games and has hit just one 3-pointer in that span, while Zach LaVine has been playing really well. It doesn't help that the Wolves are eager to develop their young studs, so Martin's outlook for the rest of the season isn't looking too good. He is not a must-own player. Sunday, 8:30 am
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 19 points
    Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points during a 92-82 win over the Grizzlies on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: It's just the fifth non-overtime game of his career in which he's played 40 minutes. Kawhi is posting a career-high 26.0 usage rate and a career-high 34.3 minutes this season. Amazingly, he has all those shots and he just has 1.1 turnovers per game. In fact, Kawhi is on pace to be the first player in NBA history to play at least 34 minutes per game, have a usage rate of at least 26 and have fewer than 1.3 turnovers. Leonard is probably going to be a top-five player in fantasy for the next five years. Saturday, 9:34 pm
  • James Harden scores 24 points with 10 dimes
    James Harden scored 24 points on 8-of-20 shooting with 10 assists, seven boards, three steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in Saturday's loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: Harden was shooting 37.8 percent from the field coming into the game, but to be fair his teammates haven't exactly stepped up around him. Ty Lawson has been terrible, but the return of Patrick Beverley (ankle) next week could help stabilize things in Houston and take some of the pressure off Harden on the defensive end. Despite the Rockets falling to a 5-9 start, Harden is still managing to return first-round value and he hasn't even hit his stride yet. Saturday, 8:59 pm
  • Terrence Jones scores 18 with nine boards
    Terrence Jones scored 18 points with nine boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in Saturday's loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: Jones struggled to finish at the rim once again and finished just 5-of-14 from the field, but he was very aggressive on the glass and was able to pull down six offensive rebounds. He has only been returning late-round value this season, but he has more than enough talent and upside to build some momentum moving forward. He should be owned in all leagues and he should be well rested for Wednesday's matchup with Memphis. Saturday, 8:41 pm
  • Marcus Morris scores 18
    Marcus Morris scored 18 points with nine rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes during a 97-95 loss to the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: He did have an airball at the end of the game to end the Pistons' comeback attempt. On the other hand, it's his best shooting game in a little while, but even the slump hasn't cost him minutes. Morris is in the top five for minutes per game and is worth owning despite being a somewhat low per-minute producer. He has eighth-round value on the season. Saturday, 8:05 pm
  • Kyle Korver scores 14 points
    Kyle Korver scored 14 points against the Cavs on Saturday with one rebound, one assist and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: After a somewhat slow start, Korver is starting to get it going. In his last five, he's averaged 11.4 points, 3.6 boards, 1.6 assists, 0.4 blocks and 2.2 treys on 51.3 percent from the field. He should have no problem putting up mid-round value. Saturday, 7:02 pm
  • Paul George scores 20 points in win vs. Bucks
    Paul George made 7-of-16 from the field for 20 points during a 123-86 win over the Bucks on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's his ninth-consecutive game with at least 20 points and he's also made at least three 3-pointers in four straight. George is locked-in as a 3-pointer shooter on the season, making 42.7 percent from deep. He's not getting into the paint quite as much, but his fantasy owners won't care as long as his shot keeps dropping. George looks like he was worth the risk for his aggressive fantasy owners. Saturday, 6:44 pm
  • C.J. Miles scores 21 as starting SG
    C.J. Miles got another start at shooting guard on Saturday against the Bucks with 21 points, one rebound, one assist, three steals and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He clearly likes starting at shooting guard. In his previous two starts at guard, Miles averaged 19.5 points, 2.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 4.5 treys. He's one of the kings of the in-game injury and is wildly inconsistent, but Miles is worth a look for anyone needing treys and scoring. Saturday, 6:29 pm
  • Kent Bazemore is taking it day by day
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) said in an interview during the Hawks broadcast that he is "taking it day by day" to get over his ankle injury.

    Advice: Bazemore was getting in some work prior to Saturday's game vs. the Cavs and looked good, so his return may not be that far off. The Hawks don't play again until Tuesday vs. the Celtics, so he should be considered questionable for that contest. Justin Holiday, Lamar Patterson and Thabo Sefolosha will stay relevant until Bazemore returns. Saturday, 5:30 pm
  • Omri Casspi gets 32 minutes off bench
    Omri Casspi scored 11 points off the bench on Saturday against the Magic, adding 11 rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played a lot of power forward tonight in what turned out to be a lot of small ball in this game. Casspi will be getting plenty of minutes regardless of role for as long as Rudy Gay (shoulder) is out. Gay is only day-to-day, so give Casspi a look if you're looking for some short-term value in the 60-90 range. Saturday, 5:04 pm
  • Kent Bazemore will return soon?
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play on Saturday and said he should return "soon."

    Advice: This doesn't mean much, but Bazemore likely will miss at least a couple more games. It'll likely be Tiago Splitter in the starting lineup, but the value has been going to Justin Holiday, Lamar Patterson and Thabo Sefolosha. Saturday, 2:55 pm
  • Omri Casspi isn't starting for Kings vs. ORL
    Coach George Karl said the Kings will start three guards next to Willie Cauley-Stein and DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Interesting. This could be the coach playing mind games, but if he's telling the truth that would mean Omri Casspi is coming off the bench. Ben McLemore and Rajon Rondo will almost certainly be two of the three guards while Marco Belinelli or Darren Collison will be the third guard -- probably Collison. Still, Casspi has some good value along with a hot B-Mac. Saturday, 12:51 pm
  • Rudy Gay (shoulder) out for Saturday
    Rudy Gay (shoulder) will not play against the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: He is just day-to-day, so his fantasy owners should feel somewhat lucky he's not out for a long time. With Gay out, the Kings will likely be starting Omri Casspi at small forward. They will also go small a lot and use more of Ben McLemore and Marce Belinelli. Saturday, 12:41 pm
  • Rudy Gay (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday
    Rudy Gay (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: The good news is that the Kings are listing him as day-to-day after an MRI revealed a left shoulder strain, so he shouldn't be out too long. We should see a lot of Omri Casspi on Saturday, so he's worth a look for any owner in need of short-term value. DeMarcus Cousins will have more on his plate with Gay on the sidelines, while Marco Belinelli should see an uptick in minutes as well. Saturday, 7:34 am
  • Draymond Green gets some treatment
    Draymond Green scored nine points with nine rebounds, five assists and three turnovers in 35 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: He was outstanding on defense, but this was a quiet stat line. Draymond did need to get treatment for an undisclosed reason, so his fantasy owners will want to make sure he's in the lineup for Sunday. Green is a top-20 player on the season. Saturday, 1:51 am
  • Jimmy Butler puts up another big line
    Jimmy Butler scored 28 points with nine rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He came up lame at the end of the game, but said he wasn't hurt. "I just wanted to take my shoe off," Butler said. "That's the way I walk when we lose." Nice. Anyway, Butler will continue to dominate on the box score and is now putting up first round value on the year. His fantasy owners will be hoping Derrick Rose (ankle) takes his time before a return. Saturday, 1:40 am
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 18 points
    Nikola Mirotic scored 18 points on 6-of-17 from the field against the Warriors on Friday, adding 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: He can't hit anything from deep this month and is down to 22.7 percent from beyond the long line in November. Mirotic's 36 minutes were his most since Oct. 30 and he actually played well in every other facet of the game. He should be able to get it going soon. Saturday, 1:36 am
  • Lance Stephenson scores two in start
    Lance Stephenson started on Friday against the Blazers with two points, one assist and one rebound in 19 minutes.

    Advice: He started for Paul Pierce (rest) after a DNP-CD on Thursday. Stephenson will probably be a DNP-CD when Pierce returns. Saturday, 12:32 am
  • T.J. Warren play just 11 minutes in return
    T.J. Warren returned from a one-game absence on Friday with no points and two assists in 11 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns focused on the 3-pointer tonight, which isn't Warren's forte. He should be looking at more minutes going forward, but his upside isn't quite high enough to own in standard leagues. Friday, 11:57 pm
  • The Rooster scores 15 points, plays bad D
    Danilo Gallinari scored 15 points with 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: There was a really bad play by Gallo to leave a 3-point shooter, so there's a decent chance coach Mike Malone isn't happy with Gallinari's effort. The Rooster hasn't had his effort called into question before, so hopefully he gets Malone's message loud and clear. His owners shouldn't worry yet. Friday, 11:16 pm
  • Danny Green scores six with eight boards
    Danny Green matched a season-high eight rebounds against the Pelicans on Friday with six points, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's finally starting to come around here. In his last five Green has made 45.5 percent from deep with averages of 8.0 points, 4.2 boards, 0.6 blocks and 2.0 treys. He's still been garbage on two-point shots and has no steals, so he's not "back" yet. His minutes are still there and he's still a buy-low player. Friday, 9:37 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 22 in 37 minutes
    Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points in 37 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's his second game in a row with 37 minutes. Leonard is No. 3 in per-game fantasy value on the season for standard leagues and is even trending up. His upside is limitless. Friday, 9:30 pm
  • Terrence Jones puts up another dud on Friday
    Terrence Jones failed to do much during his 29 minutes of playing time on Friday, scoring just 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting (1-of4 from the line) to go with four boards, one assist, one steal, one 3-pointer and one turnover.

    Advice: Jones has been getting the minutes, but he just hasn't been producing, and he's currently only putting up late-round value on the season with averages of 12.6 points, 5.3 boards, 0.7 three-pointers and 1.1 blocks per game. Dwight Howard is going to be rested for Saturday's game against the Knicks, which should give Jones some more opportunity, so hopefully he gets things back on track during that one. Friday, 8:52 pm
  • Marcus Morris finally turns it around
    Marcus Morris picked it up against the Wolves on Friday with 16 points on 6-of-14 from the field, 11 rebounds and one block in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He did miss all five attempts from deep to drop him to 23.9 percent from beyond the arc on the season. Before tonight, he was making just 30.0 percent of his wide-open attempts from deep, so that's not going to cut it. He is still logging major minutes and is worth owning in standard leagues. He's not in jeopardy of losing playing time yet. Friday, 8:47 pm
  • James Harden scores 22 points with full line
    James Harden scored 22 points during Friday's loss to the Grizzlies, adding six boards, five assists, two steals, two blocks, one 3-pointer and six turnovers through 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: Harden is currently hitting career-highs in points (28.8), rebounds (6.2) and unfortunately turnovers (4.8), but he's still producing at a top-8 level in 9-cat leagues. If you take away the turnovers, Harden jumps to No. 3 overall, and we're not worried about the fact that he's currently shooting a career-worst 37.3 percent from the field (career 44.1 percent shooter). The coaching change in Houston has had zero affect on Harden's value. Friday, 8:04 pm
  • Lance Stephenson will start Friday vs. POR
    Lance Stephenson will start against the Trail Blazers on Friday with Paul Pierce (rest, old) unavailable.

    Advice: Stephenson is averaging a meager 6.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game as a starter on 37.3 percent shooting from the field, so he remains a negligible option in all leagues despite the start. Friday, 7:01 pm
  • Jerami Grant scores 12 points
    Jerami Grant scored 12 points on 6-of-9 from the field with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 24 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: He was very good at power forward and that may be helping his field goal percentage. On the season, Grant is averaging 10.5 points, 4.8 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.6 blocks, 0.6 steals and 0.3 treys on 45.0 percent from the field. He's putting up top-120 value and is trending up, so he's worth a look in standard leagues. Grant is more of a 14-team guy, though. Friday, 7:00 pm
  • Terrence Jones (eye) returns to game
    Terrence Jones (eye) has returned to Friday's game.

    Advice: Sounds like the Rockets were just being cautious, catastrophe avoided. Friday, 6:35 pm
  • Terrence Jones (eye) questionable to return
    Terrence Jones (eye) was replaced by Corey Brewer in the starting lineup to start the second-half of Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies, and he is questionable to return.

    Advice: Jones is currently getting his right eye checked out by the Rocket's medical staff, the same right eyelid that forced him to miss six games earlier in the season. The severity of the injury is not currently known, but hopefully this is just the Rockets being overly cautious. We should have another update soon. Friday, 6:24 pm
  • MRI reveals left shoulder strain for Rudy Gay
    An MRI revealed a left shoulder strain for Rudy Gay, and the Kings are listing him as day-to-day.

    Advice: Gay shouldn't be out long, so Omri Casspi doesn't make for a very attractive speculative add in most formats. We'll be considering Gay questionable for Saturday's game against the Magic, and if he's unable to give it a go, look for DeMarcus Cousins to post a gaudy usage rate with Rajon Rondo seeing some additional opportunity on offense. Friday, 6:15 pm
  • Kyle Korver expected to play vs. Cavaliers
    Kyle Korver is expected to play vs. the Cavaliers on Saturday.

    Advice: He's officially listed as 'probable' but there's no reason to think he'll sit out, and we're leaving him off the injury report. Korver played on both Tuesday and Wednesday, his first back-to-back set of the season, so he's trending in the right direction. Friday, 2:11 pm
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play Saturday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play vs. the Cavaliers on Saturday.

    Advice: This will be Bazemore's third consecutive game on the shelf and it's a little worrying that they ruled him this early. We know that his ankle injury isn't minor, and timetable hasn't been established for his return. In the meantime, the Hawks will move forward with Justin Holiday, Thabo Sefolosha and Lamar Patterson all contributing on the wings. Friday, 11:04 am
  • Klay Thompson scores season-high 25
    Klay Thompson scored a season-high 25 points against the Clippers on Thursday with three rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He actually played some great defense on Blake Griffin in the post tonight, so that's all the evidence you need to know how healthy his back is -- assuming he is healthy following this game. Thompson was uber aggressive today and his 12 attempts from the line tonight almost doubled his 14 attempts from his previous 11 games. If you bought low in the past week, you're looking pretty smart with Klay trending up. Thursday, 11:31 pm
  • Draymond Green continues to be a monster
    Draymond Green made 7-of-9 from the field for 19 points with six rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He's one of a kind and his defense was huge tonight. Green picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter, but the team kept him out there and he didn't get another foul. Green is averaging 12.5 points, 7.8 boards and 7.1 assists, which puts him on pace to be the first PF or C since Wilt Chamberlain to average a 12-7-7 line. He's awesome and has first-round value on the season. Thursday, 11:24 pm
  • Lance Stephensn DNP-CD
    Lance Stephenson was a DNP-CD on Thursday against the Warriors.

    Advice: He looked like he was talking some trash to the Warriors on the bench, so at least he has that going for him. Stephenson has no value. Thursday, 10:49 pm
  • Rudy Gay (left shoulder) will have an MRI
    Rudy Gay (left shoulder strain) will be re-evaluated on Friday in Orlando.

    Advice: Presumably, the team will be giving him an MRI to check for any tears in his muscle or an issue with the joint. Gay grabbed the front part of his shoulder, so there's a chance he's dealing with a pectoral muscle issue. His fantasy owners will just have to hope he's OK, but he could miss significant time. If he's out, Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli would all gain a lot of value. Casspi would be the safest pickup of the bunch. Thursday, 7:37 pm
  • Omri Casspi scores 16 points
    Omri Casspi scored 16 points in the starting lineup on Thursday with six rebounds, one block and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He was 7-of-11 from the field and missed all four shots from the line. Casspi started at the three because DeMarcus Cousins was suspended, but he would likely stick in the starting lineup if Rudy Gay (shoulder) needs to miss time. He's a very solid speculative add in standard leagues while we await the word of Gay's prognosis. Thursday, 7:17 pm
  • Rudy Gay (left shoulder) out for game
    Rudy Gay suffered a left shoulder strain on Thursday and will not return, finishing with 13 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: Uh oh. The injury didn't look to serious, but the Kings ruled him out fairly quickly. Plus, Gay had surgery on his left shoulder for a subluxation back in 2011, so that raises a concern of a recurring issue. The good news is that the team is calling it a strain means it's a muscle injury and not a joint injury -- hopefully it's not to his pectoral muscle. If Gay is out, Omri Casspi would be a nice pickup along with Ben McLemore, who has been hot. Thursday, 6:25 pm
  • Omri Casspi will start at the three
    Omri Casspi will start at small forward on Thursday against the Heat.

    Advice: The Kings used a small-ball lineup in three of their four games without DeMarcus Cousins and the one exception was against the Memphis Grizzlies -- a big team. Casspi should see a ton of minutes with Rudy Gay logging lots of his playing time at power forward tonight, making him a nice option in DFS. Thursday, 4:06 pm
  • Omri Casspi expected to start on Thursday
    George Karl said that he's planning on starting Omri Casspi at small forward for Thursday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Karl is planning on sliding Rudy Gay over to power forward and inserting Kosta Koufos into the starting center slot, which allows Casspi to start at small forward. Casspi is pretty hit-or-miss, but he'll see enough opportunity tonight with DeMarcus Cousins (suspension) on the sidelines to warrant a punt play in daily leagues. Thursday, 3:24 pm
  • T.J. Warren (illness) will play on Friday
    T.J. Warren (illness) will return from a one-game absence for Friday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: With Warren back in action, P.J. Tucker's minutes will return to the mid-20s which isn't enough time for him to produce statistics worthy of ownership in standard leagues. Warren was rolling before missing Wednesday's game, averaging 15.0 points, 4.0 boards and 1.3 steals on 63.3 percent shooting over his last four, so he's worth a look in deep leagues. Thursday, 1:12 pm
  • Klay Thompson (back) will play on Thursday
    Klay Thompson (back) will play Thursday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Thompson was limited during Wednesday's practice, but he was never really expected to miss Thursday's matchup against the Dubs California rivals. He should get a healthy heaping of minutes tonight with Shaun Livingston (hip) out, so go ahead and get him active. Thursday, 11:45 am
  • Jimmy Butler wants to guard Steph Curry
    Jimmy Butler said he'll ask to guard Steph Curry when the Bulls play the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: Careful what you ask for, Jimmy. "I look forward to guarding everybody, especially a prime time scorer," Butler said. "I’ll ask coach for that matchup." Butler is one of the league's better defenders, but he'll come up against an unstoppable force on Friday. Butler may have some trouble guarding the reigning MVP on Friday, but he's still a must-start any time he's out on the court. Thursday, 6:49 am
  • James Harden focusing on improving defense
    James Harden said he's focused on improving his defense.

    Advice: While Harden exploded for 45 points on Wednesday, he also said he needs to focus more on his defense. "That's probably one of the reasons why the [team] energy has been so low," Harden said. "Making shots or missing shots, I've got to bring my game." With a new head coach in Houston, Harden's fantasy owners have to hope this is the start of a hot streak for The Beard. Thursday, 6:34 am
  • Bulls win, Jimmy Butler w/ season-high 32 pts
    Jimmy Butler scored a season-high 32 points to help the Bulls hold off the Suns in Phoenix on Wednesday, making 11-of-23 shots with three 3-pointers, six rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: He shot 7-of-15 from beyond 15 feet and grew more comfortable as the game progressed, finishing with a season-high 23 shot attempts and only one turnover in 43 minutes. It's no coincidence that Derrick Rose (ankle) was out tonight, and Jimmy will again be the unquestioned focal point of the Bulls' attack if Rose can't play vs. the Warriors on Friday. Wednesday, 10:20 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic's slide continues vs. Phoenix
    Nikola Mirotic was quiet again vs. the Suns, posting 10 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 21 minutes.

    Advice: He shot just 4-of-12 from the field and didn't attempt any free throws, but at least he contributed a few triples and steals. Mirotic's confidence seems rattled and his playing time is decreasing alongside his efficiency -- in the past five games he's averaging 8.6 points on 31.7 percent shooting. He's too good to cut outright, but owners should think about benching him until he regains his footing. Wednesday, 10:17 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari held to nine points vs Spurs
    Danilo Gallinari cooled off vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, scoring nine points on 2-of-9 shooting with eight boards, three assists and one block.

    Advice: He was coming off a 32-point game on Tuesday, but the matchups were night and day -- he blew up vs. the Pelicans and struggled vs. the Spurs. The Rooster should get back on track in a favorable matchup vs. the visiting Suns on Friday. Wednesday, 9:12 pm
  • Yet another 9-cat gem for Kawhi Leonard
    Kawhi Leonard had another 9-cat gem in Wednesday's victory, scoring 20 points with three 3-pointers, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and zero turnovers.

    Advice: He made 8-of-16 shots and is churning out some of the steadiest fantasy production this side of Stephen Curry. Leonard's career-high 26.4 usage rate hasn't affected his efficiency, as he's also posting a career-high 25.5 PER and flirting with a career-high in true shooting (59.7 percent). It's almost unfair. Wednesday, 9:08 pm
  • James Harden scores 45 with 11 assists in win
    James Harden dominated during a 108-103 overtime win over the Blazers on Wednesday, scoring 45 points with eight rebounds, 11 assists, five steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 47 minutes.

    Advice: He made 11-of-29 from the field, 19-of-20 from the line and turned the ball over five times for his 37.4 usage rate in all that playing time. Harden still didn't even have much success around the basket and made just 4-of-15 from 3, so this line could have been even better. Obviously, if the Rockets want to win games, they'll want to give the ball to Harden as much as possible. Perhaps the worst is over for his fantasy owners. Wednesday, 8:57 pm
  • Terrence Jones scores eight points
    Terrence Jones (hand) scored eight points with two rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He had a hand issue at shootaround today, but it didn't affect his playing time. Jones wasn't involved in the offense too much this time around, but obviously it's hard to draw any conclusions from just one game with a new coach. He just needs to stay healthy. Wednesday, 8:46 pm
  • Kyle Korver scores eight points
    Kyle Korver scored eight points against the Kings on Wednesday with five boards, two assists and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He played in both halves of a back-to-back and didn't seen to have any issues. Teammate Thabo Sefolosha said he was hurting a bit after tonight, but Korver didn't say anything. He should be active in back-to-backs. Wednesday, 8:06 pm
  • Paul George gets 34 pts w/ five 3s, four stls
    Paul George continued his scorching play in Wednesday's blowout road win, scoring 34 points on 13-of-24 shooting with five 3-pointers, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals.

    Advice: He lit up the Sixers' soft defense all night, but the quality of competition has hardly mattered lately -- he's averaging 28.4 points and 3.6 triples in his past five games, including tilts against the Bulls, Wolves and Celtics. Everyone who burned a top-20 pick on PG should be thrilled with the decision. Wednesday, 7:05 pm
  • C.J. Miles lights up from downtown in blowout
    C.J. Miles found the range vs. Philly on Wednesday, hitting four 3-pointers to finish with 20 points, two rebounds, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: He made 7-of-12 shots overall, and over the past two games he's made 9-of-15 from downtown. Indiana ranks 17th in three-pointers made this season so Frank Vogel is obviously encouraging Miles to bomb away, and he's doing enough to be a subtle top-100 value as a starter. Wednesday, 7:02 pm
  • T.J. Warren out for Wednesday night
    T.J. Warren (illness) will not play against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: That would mean more minutes would go to P.J. Tucker. Archie Goodwin has also played a handful of three, so he'll be looking at more minutes, too. Warren was playing really well, so this is a tough blow for his fantasy owners. Wednesday, 5:51 pm
  • Terrence Jones (hand) will start vs. POR
    Terrence Jones (hand) will start against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He had a wrap on his left hand at shootaround, but he'll be out there tonight. Jones' list of injuries are among the strangest of any player in the NBA and hopefully he can avoid another issue tonight. Start him. Wednesday, 4:52 pm
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: His ankle sprain isn't a minor one and he should miss more games going forward. The Hawks started Tiago Splitter on Tuesday, but he was somewhat useless in 12 minutes. It'll likely be Thabo Sefolsha stepping up. Wednesday, 12:45 pm
  • Klay Thompson (back) limited in practice
    Klay Thompson (back) was limited in practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's still fully expected to play against the Clippers on Thursday. Thompson is off to a very slow start this year due to his usage rate dipping from 27.5 last year to 22.7 this year while also struggling with his 3-point shot. He's a buy-low candidate. Wednesday, 12:40 pm
  • T.J. Warren (illness) questionable Wednesday
    T.J. Warren (illness) was not present during Wednesday morning's shootaround, and he is questionable to play vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: If Warren is forced to sit out Wednesday's game, P.J. Tucker's minutes would likely climb to the 30s, and he'd be someone to consider deploying as a punt play in DFS. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 10:41 am
  • Terrence Jones spotted with left hand wrapped
    Terrence Jones was spotted in the lobby of the Toyota Center with his left hand wrapped.

    Advice: There's no word yet on whether or not Jones is in jeopardy of missing Wednesday's game against the Blazers, but given his tendency to find his way to the sidelines, we'll be considering him questionable for tonight's contest. If he's forced to sit, the Rockets could go with either Montrezl Harrell at the four-spot, or they could go small with Marcus Thornton returning to the starting five and Trevor Ariza playing power forward. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 9:08 am
  • Rise and Shine: Danilo Gallinari scores 32
    Danilo Gallinari made 12-of-19 from the field for 32 points during a 115-98 win over the Pelicans on Tuesday, adding eight rebounds, eight assists and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's the fourth time in his last six in which he scored at least 25. Gallinari also threw down an alley-oop jam and said he didn't know he had it in him during the post-game interview. Plus, he continues to run the offense more a lot like he did at FIBA. His efficiency is trending up with a 59.7 true shooting percentage to help him rise to a second-round value on the season in standard leagues. If he can stay healthy, he should be an outstanding value. Tuesday, 10:46 pm
  • Thompson (back) scores 19 points in return
    Klay Thompson (back) returned from a one-game absence on Tuesday vs. the Raptors, scoring 19 points on 8-of-19 shooting with three assists, one board and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Thompson has had a very slow start to the season and was averaging just 15.2 points per game prior to Tuesday's game. He's only been a mid-round asset thus far, but his value will skyrocket once he gets hot from the field. His back injury could explain his slow start, but the buy-low window will close rapidly if he continues to pick it up. Tuesday, 10:28 pm
  • Draymond Green scores nine with nine boards
    Draymond Green played through the flu on Tuesday vs. the Raptors, scoring nine points with nine boards, five assists, one steal, one block and one steal in 35 minutes.

    Advice: All things considered, this was a fantastic line for Green and you could make the argument that he has been the Warriors' second best player this season behind Stephen Curry. He's worth every penny that the Warriors gave him this offseason and he is currently returning first-round value to his owners. Tuesday, 10:22 pm
  • Dante Cunningham gets big minutes at center
    Dante Cunningham played 31 minutes against the Nuggets with 11 points, five rebounds, two steals and three blocks.

    Advice: He saw most of his minutes at center because Anthony Davis (shoulder) got hurt, Omer Asik (illness) didn't play, and Alexis Ajinca was a no show. Cunningham isn't exactly a stat factory, but the Pelicans would have no choice but to give him shots if AD is out. He's worth a speculative add in 16-team leagues right now. Tuesday, 9:54 pm
  • Marcus Morris plays 38 minutes, scores six
    Marcus Morris made 4-of-12 from the field for 14 points in 36 minutes against the Cavs on Tuesday, adding four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's still sitting at No. 3 for minutes per game this season, but there is a slight downgrade trend in his last four. Not coincidentally, Morris has not looked good in that stretch, averaging 10.8 points, 5.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.3 steals and 0.5 treys on 28.6 percent from the field. Nobody is really threatening his playing time, so all his owners can do is just hope he starts to make shots. By the way, he is oh so close to having his minutes per game (37.7) be greater than his field goal percentage (37.8) this season. Tuesday, 9:24 pm
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