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    • Aaron Gordon (foot) progressing nicely
      Aaron Gordon (foot) is progressing nicely, and didn't need to have his foot checked out as originally planned.

      Advice: He has even began traveling with the team and is doing non-impact activities, so things are looking great for the rookie. Gordon is still not expected to return until February, and is only worth owing in dynasty leagues for now. Owners in standard leagues can look elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
      45 minutes ago
    • C.J. Miles (illness) out for Saturday's game
      C.J. Miles (illness) will not play against the Nets on Saturday.

      Advice: He was questionable and Miles just has missed far too many games this season. While he is out, the Pacers figure to get Chris Copeland back in the rotation to help out Solomon Hill. Miles is a tough player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      46 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Bkn
    • Kevin Garnett will play Saturday vs. Pacers
      Kevin Garnett will play in Saturday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: This is actually quite surprising since KG usually sits out the second game of back-to-back sets, but it is still good to see him out on the court. However, he is no longer a viable asset in standard leagues and is only seeing around 23 minutes per game, so owners may want to look elsewhere for value. Rotoworld.com
      58 minutes ago
    • Marcus Smart is starting again on Saturday
      Marcus Smart is starting next to Avery Bradley, Jeff Green, Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller against the Wizards.

      Advice: He started on Friday in the same lineup and played well. Smart should have some leash in the starting lineup and his fantasy owners can probably expect a steady rise in his production. As is the case with any rookie, patience is required. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:41 pm
    • Ryan Hollins is out again on Saturday
      Ryan Hollins (personal) will not play against the Knicks on Saturday.

      Advice: The Kings didn't have him on Friday with Demarcus Cousins (illness) out, but they shouldn't need Hollins as much with Cousins now probable. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:07 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs NY
    • Kevin Garnett talking about retirement more
      Kevin Garnett said that retirement has been lurking in his mind more.

      Advice: "Being truthful with you, sometimes I think about it," Garnett said about retirement. "I saw Paul [Pierce] the other day in New York and we had a conversation. At this stage, when you know that things are, not taking for granted, but more appreciated, it crosses [your mind]. I wouldn’t lie about that." Garnett is 38 and his minutes have dropped to 16.3 minutes per game over his last three. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:55 am
    • C.J. Miles (illness) is questionable Saturday
      C.J. Miles (illness) is considered questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: He is dealing with an upper respiratory infection so he likely won't be close to 100 percent even if he does play. Miles has been much better than he was at the beginning of the season, and if he can stay on the court he will continue to be worth a look in standard leagues for his 3-point shooting. Expect Solomon Hill to play big minutes if Miles sits, while Chris Copeland might jump back into the rotation as well. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:24 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Bkn
    • Alec Burks (shoulder) doubtful for Saturday
      Alec Burks (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the 76ers.

      Advice: He missed the morning shootaround and his status is not looking good against the 76ers. Check back before tip-off for the official word, and expect Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles to get some extra playing time if Burks sits out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:14 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Phi
    • Andrea Bargnani (calf) out on Saturday
      Andrea Bargnani (calf) will not play on Saturday vs. Sacramento.

      Advice: He is getting closer, but the Knicks will be in no rush to get the injury-prone Italian back in their lineup. Bargnani can continue to be ignored in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:29 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • J.R. Smith (heel) is questionable Saturday
      J.R. Smith (heel) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: He has missed eight straight games because of his plantar fasciitis, so even if he does play he will likely be eased into action. Smith is worth a flier in deeper leagues for his ability to knock down 3-pointers, but owners in standard leagues can safely monitor him from the waiver wire. Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue playing big minutes if Smith sits this one out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:22 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Shawne Williams dealing with a sore foot
      Shawne Williams is dealing with a really sore foot, and he is now considered a game-time decision for Saturday's game against Memphis.

      Advice: Chris Bosh (calf) was already ruled out for this one, meaning the Heat may be forced to give Udonis Haslem big minutes Saturday. Check back for official confirmation before tip-off, but owners should have a backup plan ready. However, don't look towards Haslem, as he simply doesn't have enough upside to play in almost any format. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:06 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mem
    • Marcus Smart is getting more comfortable
      Marcus Smart is slowly gaining confidence and is starting to feel more comfortable running the offense for Boston.

      Advice: "I felt very comfortable, actually," Smart said. "Practice the other day kind of helped that. We went over some plays and getting guys in the right spots, I was able to know where guys were going to be and try to find them." Smart drew the start on Friday and flashed some serious potential on both ends of the court, finishing with five points, three boards, six assists, four steals and one 3-pointer. Smart is only going to get better as the season progresses, and owners would be wise to hold onto the rookie in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:52 am
    • Williams goes for 16 and five with one three
      Derrick Williams scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: If Williams isn't converting on wide open dunks chances are his minutes are down and his numbers are in the tank. He has no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:04 am
    • Marcus Morris hits six threes in 29 & 9 night
      Marcus Morris hit six 3-pointers off the bench on Friday against the Kings, finishing with 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds, five assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

      Advice: We're not entirely sure he and Markieff (17 points, two rebounds, three steals, one three) don't sometimes switch jerseys but all kidding aside it's a great night for the other Morris twin. He'll have a hard time having more than borderline value in 12-team standard leagues, but if he can build off this we'll let you know. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:59 am
    • Freeland grabs career-best 17 rebounds vs PHI
      Joel Freeland grabbed a career-best 17 rebounds against the Sixers on Friday, and also chipped in with six points and one block in his 25 minutes.

      Advice: Obviously this is a matchup thing and with Chris Kaman (personal) out there's no value change. Kaman is still the guy to own of the bunch for projected late-round upside and all-in-all there's not a lot of value after the injury to Robin Lopez. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:47 am
    • Udrih scores 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting
      Beno Udrih hit 7-of-12 shots (including a three) for 17 points, three rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes off the bench in Friday's overtime loss.

      Advice: Udrih won't be this productive on the vast majority of nights and he has no real fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:44 pm
    • Motiejunas losing his value in Houston
      Donatas Motiejunas started and scored four points on 2-of-4 shooting with six rebounds, two assists and two blocks over 31 minutes in Friday's overtime win.

      Advice: Motiejunas had started to improve his versatility and played well enough to hold some low-end value in standard leagues over the past few weeks. But with Josh Smith coming in and wasting no time taking on a primary role, there are enough hurdles for owners to move on a drop. If there is any good news for deep league owners it's that Terrence Jones will be out at least a month, and that should leave Motie a 24-28 minute role, albeit with limited touches. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:21 pm
    • Report: Heat eyeing Andray Blatche
      After losing out on Josh Smith, the Heat have reportedly set their sights on Andray Blatche.

      Advice: Blatche is with his Chinese team through February so it's hard to say where this will go, and whether or not it has anything to do with Chris Bosh's calf injury. The Heat need big men right now so perhaps they know something we don't know with regards to Blatche's availability. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:07 pm
    • Ryan Hollins will not play on Friday
      Ryan Hollins (personal) will not play on Friday against the Suns.

      Advice: With DeMarcus Cousins (illness) up in the air, the Kings could have used Hollins .Since he's out Reggie Evans, Derrick Williams and Jason Thompson may play more. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:13 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs NY
    • Marcus Smart has four steals in a loss
      Marcus Smart moved back into the starting lineup on Friday during a 109-107 loss to the Nets, scoring five points with three rebounds, six assists, four steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: One of his steals was pure hustle as he dove for the ball and got the ball to a cherry-picking Jeff Green for a dunk on the other end. Smart should be starting the rest of the way and his output in steals and triples bode well for his fantasy value. Of course, his 34.3 percent from the field is going to be a tough pill to swallow. He should get better and is a decent foul shooter, so keep him owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:58 pm
    • Marcus Smart starting, Jameer Nelson benched
      Marcus Smart will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Nets, sending Jameer Nelson back to the bench.

      Advice: Jameer Nelson had a decent game with the starting unit during his last outing, putting up nine points and 11 assists over 29 minutes of action, but the end result was a loss for the Celtics. Smart struggled during his first career start, managing just three points, four assists, one steal, and one 3-pointer, but he offers enough upside to warrant a stash in all leagues. Hopefully he'll be able to get things going in a favorable matchup vs. the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:15 am
    • C.J. Miles chosing his spots more carefully
      After struggling mightily from the field through the month of November, C.J. Miles has made an effort to choose his shots more wisely during the month of December.

      Advice: "We wanted him to be assertive. He has the green light, but we want him to be selective in his shots," said Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel. "I was encouraging him to be so assertive that he was not great with shot selection. I think he's being smarter about that now." Miles is averaging 15.5 points and 2.4 three-pointers per game on 42.4 percent shooting from the field during the month of December, and he'll be worth owning in standard leagues as long as he can keep up his current pace. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:40 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Bkn
    • J.R. Smith out Thursday vs Wizards
      J.R. Smith (heel) will miss Thursday's game against the Wizards.

      Advice: Smith went through pre-game warmups, but wasn't feeling well enough to suit up for the Knicks' Christmas Day game against the Wizards. Tim Hardaway Jr. will pickup Smith's minutes and makes for a solid play on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:14 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • J.R. Smith game-time decision Thursday
      J.R. Smith (heel) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Wizards, according to head coach Derek Fisher.

      Advice: Updating a previous item, it seems as if Smith is feeling well enough to be upgraded from doubtful to a game-time decision. This one looks like it will come down to the wire, but Tim Hardaway Jr. would be the biggest fantasy beneficiary if Smith sits. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:30 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • J.R. Smith likely to miss Christmas Day game
      J.R. Smith (heel) is likely to miss Thursday's game against the Wizards.

      Advice: Smith had been hoping to play on Christmas Day, but the last two days of practice didn't go as well as he and the Knicks had hoped. "Right now it’s a no," Smith said of his availability for Thursday. "We’ll see how the treatment reacts today, if it swells up." We'll update his status prior to tip-off, but Tim Hardaway Jr. will be in line for big minutes on Thursday if Smith can't play. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:44 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Andrea Bargnani will not play on Christmas
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring, everything) will not play on Christmas against the Wizards.

      Advice: The most important piece of information on Bargnani is that free agency starts on July 1, 2015. He can be left on the wire and it's certainly possible he might not play all year. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:54 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Donatas Motiejunas likely headed to bench
      Donatas Motiejunas will likely return to a bench role once Josh Smith signs with Houston Wednesday evening.

      Advice: It really is a shame considering how well Motiejunas had done after filling in for Terrence Jones (leg) in the starting lineup, but it looks like his time for fantasy relevancy in standard leagues is coming to an end. Owners may want to give it a few games before making a decision, but we won't blame you if you decide to move on. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:15 am
    • J.R. Smith (heel) says he's doubtful Thursday
      J.R. Smith (heel) said that he is unlikely to play on Christmas vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: He is still dealing with plantar fasciitis so we doubt that he will be activated for Thursday. Smith can continue to be ignored outside of deeper leagues while Tim Hardaway Jr. is making a lot of sense in standard leagues for his 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:54 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Shawne Williams scores 17 points w/ three 3s
      Shawne Williams scored 17 points in a disappointing loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday, going 6-of-9 from the field with three 3-pointers, five rebounds, one block and zero turnovers.

      Advice: He dropped 12 points in the third quarter alone, marking his highest-scoring quarter of the season, and he'll have ample opportunities with Josh McRoberts (knee surgery) expected to miss the rest of the season. Williams' specialty is 3-point shooting, but he has enough overall upside to be owned in the majority of fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:01 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mem
    • Kevin Garnett plays only 13 minutes Tuesday
      Kevin Garnett started Tuesday's game but only played 13 minutes, finishing with two points, three rebounds, one assist and three steals.

      Advice: KG's minutes have hovered in the 20-25 range all season but he's picking up more DNPs in recent weeks, so fantasy owners should brace themselves with two back-to-back sets coming up (Friday/Saturday and Monday/Tuesday). Mirza Teletovic and Mason Plumlee will gain the most if Garnett rests during one or two games. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:20 pm
    • Marcus Smart plays 17 minutes in bench role
      Marcus Smart shifted to a bench role during Tuesday's five-point loss in Orlando, finishing with three points, two rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes.

      Advice: Boston fell behind 20-4 to begin the game and Smart's fantasy owners should hold tight, as he's unlikely to play second-fiddle to veteran Jameer Nelson for very long. To wit, the Celtics set a new season-low for points in a quarter (nine) and points in a half (30) during Tuesday's defeat, before mounting a too-little-too-late rally. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:02 pm
    • C.J. Miles (illness) expected to play Tuesday
      C.J. Miles (illness) is expected to play Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: He's been lighting it up since returning to the lineup, and is averaging 20.5 points, 2.7 3-pointers, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.0 steal per game over the last four. He has a favorable matchup tonight vs. the Pelicans, and should serve as a decent plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:21 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Bkn
    • Marcus Smart will come off the bench Tuesday
      Marcus Smart will come off the bench for Tuesday's game vs. Orlando.

      Advice: Since the Rondo trade, Brad Stevens has started a new point guard each game. Jameer Nelson will be starting tonight, but given his unimpressive play throughout the season to this point, he doesn't figure to be a great play in daily leagues. Stevens has said Smart will have to earn the starting gig, but given that his competition goes by the names of Jameer Nelson and Evan Turner, it should only be a matter of time. Stay patient, and keep Smart stashed. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:48 pm
    • J.R. Smith misses practice on Tuesday
      J.R. Smith (heel) missed practice on Tuesday and appears to be questionable to play on Christmas.

      Advice: "We’ll just see where they are tomorrow & then probably have a better feel how Thursday will look," coach Derek Fisher said. Smith's injury has kept him out for seven games and it's allowed Tim Hardaway Jr. to play more. Smith is not worth owning in standard leagues while THJ only has short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:41 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Aaron Gordon no longer in walking boot
      Aaron Gordon (foot) is no longer in a walking boot.

      Advice: Gordon is still a ways away from his targeting February return, but this is a step in the right direction as the rookie rehabs his surgically-repaired left foot. While Gordon is a solid stash in dynasty leagues, fantasy owners in standard leagues can feel free to focus their attention elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:46 am
    • Burks posts 23-3-4 line with two treys
      Alec Burks scored 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting (2-of-4 3PTs, 7-of-8 FTs) with three rebounds and four assists in Monday's win.

      Advice: Burks is good for one of these explosions every so often but he's a borderline late-round value at best when it's all said and done. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:35 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Phi
    • JR Smith more than just 'day-to-day w/ foot
      JR Smith (foot) could be facing more than just a "day-to-day" situation.

      Advice: Derek Fisher said Smith "may not have been day-to-day," but the Knicks listed him that way anyway on the medical report. Fisher then attempted to clarify with the following: "I think it's day-to-day. From the beginning, it may not have been day-to-day. It was probably going to be a few weeks or so." It's not clear when Smith might actually return yet, and Tim Hardaway, Jr. will continue seeing increased minutes with Iman Shumpert (shoulder) also out. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:10 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Andrea Bargnani drawing closer to debuting
      Andrea Bargnani (calf) is getting closer to being cleared for practice.

      Advice: Bargnani is "doing more on the court," but he still hasn't been cleared by the medical staff. Bargs also confirmed that he wants to stay in the NBA, in case anyone was interested. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:00 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • C.J. Miles drops 28 pts with four 3-pointers
      The Pacers escaped with a win in Minnesota on Sunday thanks to C.J. Miles scoring 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting, including four 3-pointers.

      Advice: Miles did his damage in 32 minutes off Indiana's bench, chipping in six rebounds with zero turnovers, assists, steals or blocks. He's been tremendous since returning to action on Dec. 15, and is worth a pickup based on his averages over the past four games -- 20.5 points, 2.7 threes, 4.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 turnovers. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:41 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Bkn
    • Shawne Williams gets defensive in Heat win
      Shawne Williams played well in 31 minutes as a starter on Sunday, scoring 11 points with two 3-pointers, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

      Advice: Josh McRoberts (knee surgery) is out indefinitely and could be done for the season, which makes Williams a great speculative pickup in 12-team leagues. His primary virtue is 3-point shooting, but he also shoots with solid percentages and racks up occasional defensive stats, as evidenced tonight. With minimal competition for playing time, it's hard to dislike his rest-of-season outlook. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:50 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mem
    • Celts' Marcus Smart quiet in first NBA start
      Marcus Smart made his first NBA start on Sunday, scoring three points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two turnovers in 28 minutes vs. the Heat.

      Advice: He shot 1-of-4 from the field with all of his attempts coming from beyond the arc. Growing pains are inevitable, but the Celtics' decision to trade Rajon Rondo sets up Smart for a solid rookie season despite the arrival of Jameer Nelson. Smart is worth a speculative pickup in all leagues, if only for his upside in 3-pointers, assists and steals. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:24 pm
    • Marcus Smart will start on Sunday vs. Miami
      Marcus Smart will draw his first career start Sunday vs. the Heat, sending Evan Turner back to the bench.

      Advice: Smart will draw a favorable matchup tonight vs. Miami, and it's likely he'll remain with the starting unit from here on out. He offers plenty of upside, and if he's somehow still available in your league, go and grab him now. The Celtics are rebuilding, so owners shouldn't fear Jameer Nelson taking much, if any, minutes away from Smart. He looks like a nice option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:45 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani (calf) could practice soon
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring) had another strong workout during Sunday's shootaround, and Derek Fisher said he might be able to start practicing before Christmas.

      Advice: The Knicks don't have much depth up front, but given Bargnani's injury history and lackluster play over the past three years, there's not a lot to like here. He can safely remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:26 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • J.R. Smith (heel) could be out another week?
      Derek Fisher was not optimistic when asked about J.R. Smith (heel), and speculated that he could be out another week in order to rest his heel.

      Advice: For as long as Smith is sidelined, Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to soak up all his minutes, and he should be owned in most leagues. Over the past two weeks, Hardaway Jr. is averaging 15.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.8 three-pointers per game over 29 minutes of action and he has almost zero competition for minutes. Go grab him if he's still available. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:18 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • J.R. Smith (heel) out on Sunday vs. Raptors
      J.R. Smith (heel) is out for Sunday's game vs. Toronto.

      Advice: He never had a real shot of playing in this one and there has been no update on his timetable. Smith can be cut in most leagues while Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to start and is definitely worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:02 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Alec Burks hurts shoulder, stays in game Sat
      Alec Burks briefly left Saturday's game with a shoulder injury, but returned moments later to finish with 11 points, four boards and one assist in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He shot just 3-of-11 from the field, so his shoulder may have been bothering him a little bit. We will monitor Burks' status closely, but it doesn't look like he will be in danger of missing any time. We will pass along any updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:50 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Phi
    • Donatas Motiejunas finally struggling
      Donatas Motiejunas scored eight points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 25 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

      Advice: He's made just 8-of-24 (33.3 percent) from the field in his last two and has finally slowed down. This is probably good news for the Terrence Jones (leg) stashers out there and Motiejunas may have some trouble holding value in a few weeks. If there is an irresistible guy on the wire, D-Mo's ceiling isn't too high anyway. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:33 pm
    • Joel Freeland getting the starting again
      Joel Freeland will start again on Saturday against the Pelicans.

      Advice: New Orleans has some size up front, so it makes sense to go with Freeland over Thomas Robinson. Robinson and Freeland are still going to have to share minutes with Chris Kaman, so there's very little reason to grab either guy. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:36 pm
    • J.R. Smith (heel) out for Saturday's game
      J.R. Smith (heel) will not play in Saturday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Coach Derek Fisher added that he didn't think Smith would travel for Sunday's game against the Raptors, so it is clear that his heel has become a big problem for him. Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to start for the Knicks and is worth a long look in most leagues. Smith can be cut in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:36 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • X-rays negative on Beno Udrih
      X-rays were negative on Beno Udrih's right index finger.

      Advice: He was in a lot of pain and did not return. Udrih doesn't sound like he's going to miss much time, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. He was playing well, scoring 15 points with one assist and two steals in 20 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:43 pm
    • Shawne Williams hits two threes for eight pts
      Shawne Williams hit two 3-pointers in Friday's 105-103 loss to the Wizards, finishing with just eight points and three rebounds in 24 minutes.

      Advice: Williams has all of the opportunity in the world with Chris Bosh (calf) out indefinitely and Josh McRoberts (knee) starting down a season-ender. He hasn't done anything with it so far but it wouldn't be surprising if he got hot so keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:38 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mem
    • Marcus Smart looks pretty good in return
      Marcus Smart played well in his return to the lineup on Friday, scoring eight points with one rebound, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

      Advice: It's not a huge line, but this is encouraging line. The triples and assists are two things his fantasy owners should be most concerned with because the steals are in the bag. As long as he can shoot the ball reasonably well, Smart could emerge as a must-start fantasy point guard. He should be owned in all leagues to see what happens. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:15 pm
    • It's Joel Freeland's turn to start on Friday
      Joel Freeland will start against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: Coach Terry Stotts is going to mix it up in the starting lineup and Thomas Robinson will come off the bench. Robinson might not play much and Stotts has yo-yo'd him in the lineup several times. Freeland is only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:02 pm
    • Shawne Williams will start Friday vs. WAS
      Shawne Williams will start Friday vs. the Wizards, sending Justin Hamilton to the bench.

      Advice: Williams has been struggling lately, but he's a more effective player than Justin Hamilton and it'll be interesting to see how he fares returning to the starting unit. Chris Bosh (calf) is without a timetable to return, and Josh McRoberts (knee) could be done for the season, so the opportunity is there for Williams. He's worth a speculative add, but he has a tough matchup tonight vs. Washington. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:16 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mem
    • Marcus Smart is active on Friday night
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) is active against the Wolves on Friday night.

      Advice: He's had some bad luck with injuries in the past month, spraining his ankle and suffering an Achilles injury. Smart will likely be eased back into his role, but his upside in steals and treys make him a very hot commodity. He should get better from the field and isn't too bad from the line. Smart should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:53 pm
    • Kevin Garnett will play Friday vs. Cleveland
      Kevin Garnett will return from a one game absence (rest) and play Friday vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: He'll likely start, which will send Mirza Teletovic back to the bench. Garnett is averaging 7.6 points and 8.5 rebounds, so he's not necessarily a must-start option on such a busy Friday night. Teletovic's value takes a hit with Garnett back in the lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:13 am
    • Andrea Bargnani (calf) close to practicing
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring) went through a full shooting workout before Thursday's game vs. Chicago, and Derek Fisher said he's getting close to practicing.

      Advice: Until Bargnani can actually step foot on the court, he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues. The Knicks have been devastated by injuries, so he could have some opportunity upon his eventual return, but that doesn't necessarily mean much for the constantly injured and disappointing Italian. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:54 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Derrick Williams fills in at backup SF
      Derrick Williams played 24 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday with nine points, three rebounds, and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He played some backup minutes at small forward while Omri Casspi (knee) sat out. Williams has been very inconsistent the past couple seasons and Casspi won't be out for long, so he's not a great pickup. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:55 pm
    • Donatas Motiejiunas finally has a bad game
      Donatas Motiejunas had an overdue dud on Thursday against the Pelicans with nine points, four rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He got a front-row seat to watch Anthony Davis destroy him and he gets a pass here. Motiejunas made an impressive 56.7 percent from the field in his previous 10 for 16.6 points per game, so expect him to turn it around on Saturday against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:11 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani gets shots up Thursday
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring, talent) was getting shots up before Thursday's game against the Bulls.

      Advice: The Knicks are completely gutted on their roster, but they're still not going to rush him back. Their front office is probably counting down the days to get him off their books. Bargnani is not worth stashing in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:50 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Aaron Gordon getting X-ray to check progress
      Aaron Gordon (foot) will get an X-ray on Thursday to check on the progress of his surgically-repaired left foot.

      Advice: Gordon's X-ray comes a month after his foot surgery and he's still targeting a mid-February return to the court. The rookie will likely be eased into the Magic's rotation upon his return, so fantasy owners can feel free to leave him on waiver wires. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:02 am
    • Donatas Motiejunas keeps the party going
      Donatas Motiejunas was fantastic against the Nuggets on Wednesday with 18 points, six rebounds, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

      Advice: Terrence Jones (leg) is at least getting some shots up at practice, so he's at least on his way back. There is still no timetable for his return, so Motiejunas is good to go as a must-start guy right now. Keep him roster and cross the TJ bridge when you get to it. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:37 am
    • C.J. Miles scores 17 in loss to Clippers
      C.J. Miles came off the bench to hit 6-of-14 shots and two 3-pointers for 17 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: He had 20 points and three 3-pointers on Monday night, and had a 30-point game on December 10. He appears to be over his knee injury and it would not be surprising to see him replace Solomon Hill in the starting lineup at some point in the near future. He's a streaky shooter and has trouble staying healthy, so make sure you can handle the headaches that are coming if you pick him up. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:45 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Bkn
    • Joel Freeland plays 13 minutes off the bench
      Joel Freeland played 13 minutes off the bench against the Bucks with six points and six boards.

      Advice: He's probably going to get some starts in the future with Robin Lopez (hand) out. The Bucks run a lot of small lineups, so coach Terry Stotts went with Thomas Robinson. Regardless, Freeland's ceiling is only going to be 22 minutes or so, which makes him just a deep league target at best. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:42 pm
    • Shawne Williams plays 29 minutes in loss
      Shawne Williams came off the bench on Wednesday, hitting 2-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 29 minutes.

      Advice: The minutes were great, as he played just 19 of them on Tuesday. He's struggled recently, but with Chris Bosh out indefinitely and Josh McRoberts likely out for the season, Williams still has a chance to make some noise in Miami. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:05 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mem
    • Joel Freeland coming off the bench
      Joel Freeland will come off the bench on Wednesday against the Bucks.

      Advice: He was listed as the starter this afternoon, and he should get a start down the line. The Bucks don't have too much size and do a lot of their work on the perimeter, so Thomas Robinson makes sense as the starter tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:12 pm
    • Kevin Garnett (rest) will not play vs. TOR
      Kevin Garnett (rest) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

      Advice: He wasn't on the injury report earlier today, but the Nets will rest him in the second half of a back-to-back set. Garnett is going to sit out of a lot of back-to-backs, so it's going to be tough to trust him in standard leagues. Look for Mason Plumlee and Mirza Teletovic to benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:38 pm
    • Joel Freeland listed as starter for the Blazers
      Joel Freeland is listed as the starting center to face the Bucks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Coach Terry Stotts has changed his lineups just before tip several times, so this is not necessarily set in stone. It does make sense because Chris Kaman isn't capable of playing big minutes at age 32 with a ton of injuries in his career. Additionally, Kaman's wife is expecting to give birth, so that could be a factor here, too. Kaman is still worth a look in standard leagues while Freeland could have value in deep formats. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:34 pm
    • Kevin Garnett not on injury report Wednesday
      Kevin Garnett is not on the injury report Wednesday, and looks set to play vs. the Raptors on the second night of a back-to-back set.

      Advice: There was a good chance that KG would have sat this one out, but Brooklyn is desperate for a win and will keep the aging veteran active. However, Garnett is averaging less than 24 minutes per game this season and is only worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of rebounding and the occasional blocked shot. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:28 am
    • Ryan Hollins returns to bench on Tuesday
      Ryan Hollins returned to the bench on Tuesday in favor of Reggie Evans, and finished with six points, nine boards and three assists in 17 minutes.

      Advice: He actually played really well in limited minutes and even caused some problems for the Thunder in the paint. However, even as a starter Hollins wasn't an option in most fantasy leagues, so the fact that he is coming off the bench means he can be cut across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:39 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs NY
    • Kevin Garnett grabs 10 boards in loss Tuesday
      Kevin Garnett grabbed 10 boards in Tuesday's loss to the Heat, adding just four points, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes.

      Advice: After missing Saturday's game in order to rest, Garnett looked like he needed more time on the sidelines as he was simply terrible all game. He will be in danger of missing more games as the season progresses, and will be tough to own in standard leagues moving forward. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:10 pm
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