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    • Derrick Favors quiet in return from injury
      Derrick Favors had 11 points, six rebounds, one assist, a steal and a block on 3-of-8 shooting in 33 minutes in his return from an ankle injury on Wednesday.

      Advice: Favors is back and while he didn't do much tonight, he did hurt Rudy Gobert's minutes (19) badly. Favors should be good to go from here on out, so get him back in your lineup. Rotoworld.com
      39 minutes ago
    • Al Jefferson nets 18 in first, finishes w/ 28
      Al Jefferson scored 18 of his 28 points in the first quarter against the Suns on Wednesday, adding 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He scored more points in the first quarter than any of his previous three games, so this outburst was a surprise. The Suns have been soft on the inside, so kudos to Jefferson for capitalizing. He gets another tasty matchup against the 76ers on Friday, so his fantasy owners should have high hopes. Rotoworld.com
      51 minutes ago
    • Drummond drops 19-24-4-3 line on Mavs
      Andre Drummond went off for 19 points, a season-high 24 rebounds, four steals and three blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Mavericks.

      Advice: His early-season slump is officially over as he posted one of the best big-man lines of the season. Yeah, he hit just 1-of-6 free throws, but you knew that was part of the deal when you drafted him. Drummond is averaging 16.4 points, 15.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.4 blocks over his last five games. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:47 pm
    • Report: Brandan Wright in trade talks to BOS
      Multiple sources are reporting that the Mavs and Celtics are having serious discussions about a trade that would include Brandan Wright going to Boston for Rajon Rondo.

      Advice: Wright had 10 points, five rebounds and three blocks in Wednesday's win over the Magic, but it's hard to say what would happen to his fantasy value if he goes to Boston. Tyler Zeller is starting, Kelly Olynyk is playing at a high level and Jared Sullinger can also play center. In other words, a move to Boston may not be a bad thing for Wright, but we doubt it makes him a must-own player, either, as long as the aforementioned bigs remain in Beantown. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:35 pm
    • Brandon Bass scores 18 points in 22 minutes
      Brandon Bass came off the bench to hit 6-of-10 shots for 18 points and two rebounds in 22 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Bass is averaging 13.2 points and 4.6 rebounds over his last five games, but all that really means is his eating from Jared Sullinger's bucket. Sully was better tonight with 16 points, but played just 24 minutes, in part because Bass has been playing so well. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:17 pm
    • Tyler Zeller scores 10 in start
      Tyler Zeller started again and had 10 points, seven rebounds, a steal and two blocks on 4-of-5 shooting in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Kelly Olynyk came off the bench, but played 30 minutes and had a much fuller stat line. Zeller is technically the starter, but at least for now, Olynyk is the guy getting the minutes and production. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:58 pm
    • Jared Sullinger plays better on Wednesday
      Jared Sullinger hit 7-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, three rebounds, an assist and a block in 24 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Sully had scored either five or zero points in each of his last four games coming in, but finally broke out of the funk tonight. However, the minutes were low, while Brandon Bass scored 18 points in 22 minutes off the bench, and Kelly Olynyk added 15 points and a full stat line in 30 minutes off the pine. With those guys playing so well, Sullinger's days of racking up monster lines for the Celtics are on a hiatus. Hopefully it's a temporary one. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:54 pm
    • Channing Frye scores 13 in Magic loss
      Channing Frye hit 4-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points,, five rebounds and a steal in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: This was his first game in double-digit scoring in four games and while he doesn't belong in starting lineups right now, this could be a sign that he's about to become relevant again. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:43 pm
    • 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
      Today, 7:12 pm
    • Dwight Howard will play against Denver
      Dwight Howard (knee) will play against the nuggets on Wednesday.

      Advice: He went through warmups and everything appears to be fine. Howard admitted he had some soreness following Saturday, but that's to be expected with how much time he missed. Fantasy owners can use him like they normally would. Expect the Nuggets to be in foul trouble tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:28 pm
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) has PRP treatment
      Andrew Bogut (knee) had platelet-rich plasma treatment on Wednesday and will have another treatment in one week.

      Advice: Players can return from PRP somewhat quickly, so this news doesn't necessarily mean Bogut is out for a week. He is out Thursday against the Thunder and should be considered doubtful for the weekend. Marreese Speights and Draymond Green will do most of the heavy lifting up front. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:13 pm
    • Andrew Bogut is out again on Thursday
      Andrew Bogut (knee) will not play against the Thunder on Thursday.

      Advice: He has runner's knee and the Warriors will likely take it easy on him. Bogut has been hurt for much of his career and they're certainly going to want him healthy for the playoffs. He's still worth owning in standard leagues. Marreese Speights gets a bump while Festus Ezeli starts again. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:32 pm
    • David Lee, Andrew Bogut out for Thursday
      David Lee (hamstring) and Andrew Bogut (knee) will not play on Thursday against the Thunder.

      Advice: There is still no timetable for a return on Lee and the Warriors are in no rush to bring him back. He took part in some 3-on-3 at practice last week, but the team is unlikely to give him regular minutes until 2015. He's a low-upside stash in standard leagues. Draymond Green and Marreese Speights are good to go. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:28 pm
       
      Injured
    • Derrick Favors will play on Wednesday night
      Derrick Favors (ankle) will play against the Heat on Wednesday, but is still dealing with soreness.

      Advice: He went through shootaround on Tuesday and perhaps playing him in one of two games in the back-to-back set was the plan. Favors has been playing well in the starting lineup and his owners should have him locked and loaded for tonight. Rudy Gobert will move back to the bench, but it should be interesting to see if he gets more playing time due to how he's turning heads. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:04 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
      Today, 12:34 pm
    • Jordan Hill (illness) misses practice on Wed
      Jordan Hill (illness) did not practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Lakers are off until Friday, so Hill should be ready to go. He's been able to stay healthy this season despite the massive increase to 30.1 minutes per game. If for some reason he's not ready to play, the Lakers will have to come up with a patchwork group of Robert Sacre, Ed Davis and Carlos Boozer to help out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:32 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dwight Howard (knee) goes through shootaround
      Dwight Howard (knee) participated in the morning shootaround, but is still questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Denver.

      Advice: His status will likely be determined closer to tip-off, so his owners will have to frequently check back for updates. If he is held out of Wednesday's game, Tarik Black would likely start but still wouldn't be an asset in most leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:52 am
    • Ivan Johnson suspended one game in D-League
      Ivan Johnson was suspended for one game in the NBA D-League after making contact with a referee on Dec. 9.

      Advice: Johnson was last seen in the NBA playing for the Hawks in 2013, but this certainly isn't gong to help his chances of making it back to the league. Johnson is a solid rebounder, but until he can prove that he can consistently play at a high level he won't make it out of the D-League. He shouldn't be on any fantasy radars. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:24 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
      Yesterday, 10:39 pm
    • Ryan Hollins benched in favor of Reggie Evans
      Ryan Hollins will come off of the bench behind Reggie Evans for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder.

      Advice: This move was long overdue, as Hollins failed to make an impact for the Kings in the starting lineup. There is a chance that DeMarcus Cousins (illness) could return on Thursday, so Evans is only worth a look as a daily plug-and-play or for owners looking for short-term value. Hollins on the other hand, should not be owned in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:07 pm
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) to be re-evaluated Wed.
      Andrew Bogut is dealing with Chondromalacia and a bone edema, and he will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Chondromalacia is basically runner's knee, and a bone edema causes swelling and fluid build-up. Bogut will be re-evaluated on Wednesday, and he's uncertain of his status going forward. He generally takes a bit longer to recover from injuries than your average player, so we'll be considering him on the doubtful side of questionable for Thursday's game vs. OKC. If there's anything positive here, it's that Bogut said surgery would not be required. If he's going to miss time, Marreese Speights is going to quickly become a popular pick up. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:05 pm
    • Derrick Favors (ankle) out Tuesday vs. NO
      Derrick Favors (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans, and Rudy Gobert will draw the start.

      Advice: Gobert put up seven points, nine rebounds, two steals, and three blocks during his last start, and he'll make for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Favors was able to go through shootaround, so we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:39 pm
    • Dwight Howard (knee) questionable for Wed.
      Dwight Howard (right knee strain) is now being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Denver

      Advice: Howard returned to the lineup on Saturday, logging 30 minutes and putting up 26 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks. However, he said he felt "tight" on Sunday, and it's a bit concerning that the Rockets are listing him as questionable after he missed a month with the injury. If he's forced to sit, Tarik Black would slide back into the starting lineup, although he doesn’t do enough to warrant consideration in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:56 am
    • Derrick Favors present at shootaround Tuesday
      Derrick Favors (ankle) was present at Jazz shootaround and is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.

      Advice: It's a good sign that Favors was able to partake in shootaround, but we'll have to loop back for some more concrete news as we get closer to game time. Rudy Gobert would be a great spot-start if Favors is unable to go, while Enes Kanter would see a boost in his fantasy value as well. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:11 am
    • Andrew Bogut out for Tuesday vs Grizzlies
      Andrew Bogut (knee) will miss Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Bogut had been upgraded from out to doubtful on Monday, but the Warriors have decided not to push his return. Festus Ezeli will likely get the start again on Tuesday, while Marreese Speights will be the biggest fantasy beneficiary in a revenge game against his former team. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:05 am
    • Drummond goes for 18 and 13 in blowout loss
      Andre Drummond scored 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting with 13 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in the Pistons' 113-91 loss to the Clippers on Monday.

      Advice: Drummond's field goal shooting is the only thing truly out of place compared to last season and to that end he scored a win tonight. He's still a buy low target but lines like this won't help your cause. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:06 am
    • Freeland could be looking at playing time
      Joel Freeland played 15 minutes in Monday's win, scoring six points on 3-of-6 shooting with four rebounds and he could see a big playing time boost with Robin Lopez (hand) getting hurt.

      Advice: Freeland has had a few nice moments this season and would be ahead of Meyers Leonard if we're guessing by looking at this season's results. Chances are Terry Stotts will use both guys and also Thomas Robinson (seven points, three boards, nine minutes) in equal amounts -- negating the upside of any of them. Chris Kaman is the only beneficiary here and he's a must-add player. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:42 pm
    • Jefferson's struggles continue against Cavs
      Al Jefferson scored 14 points with eight rebounds but did not have any steals or blocks on Monday against the Cavs.

      Advice: Jefferson hit 7-of-13 shots and it wasn't his worst night, but beat writer Rick Bonnell did comment after the game that the big man hasn't played up to expectations this season. A top 60-75 value on the season in 9- and 8-cat leagues, respectively, especially if Lance Stephenson heads out there is a small buy low window. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:09 pm
    • Jared Sullinger's slump continues on Monday
      Jared Sullinger remained in his slump on Monday during a 105-87 win against the 76ers, scoring five points with 11 rebounds, two assists and four turnovers.

      Advice: He made just 2-of-10 from the field, missed both free throws, and was 1-of-3 from deep. Sullinger made just 23.1 percent from the field in his last five games, averaging 5.0 points, 7.4 boards, 2.0 assists and 0.6 triples in that span. This is likely his low point on the season, so go ahead and try to buy low. He's still worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:28 pm
    • Tyler Zeller comes out flat vs. Sixers
      Tyler Zeller didn't play well against the 76ers on Monday with five points, five boards, two assists and two blocks in 16 minutes.

      Advice: Kelly Olynyk stole the show and took most of Zeller's minutes tonight. Zeller will probably be in the starting lineup for the foreseeable future, but his minutes might be taking a hit. He's been playing 26.3 in December before tonight, averaging 12.9 points, 7.7 boards, 1.3 assists and 0.9 blocks. He's been posting must-start value before tonight, so his owners shouldn't make any hasty cuts yet. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:50 pm
    • Andrew Bogut upgraded to doubtful for Tuesday
      Andrew Bogut (knee) has been upgraded to doubtful for Tuesday night against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: It's a good sign that he's not out, but it would be a shock to see him out there. Bogut had his knee drained over the weekend and the Warriors will likely take it easy on him. Marreese Speight should get more looks while Festus Ezeli will start. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:35 pm
    • Dwight Howard had some soreness
      Dwight Howard "was tight" on Sunday after a game on Saturday, but is good to go for Wednesday.

      Advice: He played 30 minutes after missing a month, so some soreness was to be expected. Luckily, the Rockets have a few days off before they'll play on Wednesday. He can be inserted into most fantasy lineups now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:43 pm
    • Derrick Favors (ankle) questionable for Tues
      Derrick Favors (ankle) was limited in practice on Monday and is questionable for Tuesday against the Pelicans.

      Advice: This is a great sign that he won't be out for too long. Perhaps Tuesday is optimistic for Favors, but the Jazz have three more games this week (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday). After seeing Rudy Gobert shine in the past two games, the Jazz probably won't rush him back. Gobert is worth a look and holds huge upside for his blocks, especially since he's improving at the charity stripe. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:10 pm
    • Andrew Bogut will not play on Tuesday
      Andrew Bogut (knee) will not play on Tuesday against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: He had his knee drained over the weekend, so that suggests he's going to miss some time. Festus Ezeli will get the starts, but Marreese Speights and Draymond Green will benefit the most. Bogut should be benched in weekly leagues with two games. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:30 am
    • David Lee, Bogut ruled out for Tuesday night
      David Lee (hamstring) and Andrew Bogut (knee) will not play against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

      Advice: Lee's hamstring is going to need to go through some rigorous testing because the Warriors do not even need him with of Draymond Green playing like an All-Star. He is probably worth stashing in most leagues, but his upside isn't really going to be a top-80 player. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:29 am
       
      Injured
    • Sullinger gets extra shots up over weekend
      Jared Sullinger got some extra shots up at the Celtics' practice facility over the weekend.

      Advice: It's part of his routine when he feels he's not playing well. Over his last three games, Sullinger is a combined 4-of-21 from the floor for just 10 points total. The skid shouldn't last for long, and we expect Sullinger to return to form sooner rather than later. Monday's game against the Sixers would be a good place to start. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:59 am
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) didn't play on Sunday
      Andrwe Bogut (knee) did not play in Sunday's overtime win over the Pelicans.

      Advice: Bogut's timetable to return is not clear, but he's expected to be reevaluated on Monday. While Bogut remains sidelined, Festus Ezeli will continue to start, but Marreese Speights and Andre Iguodala are the primary beneficiaries from a minutes perspective. Ezeli is averaging just five points, 3.7 rebounds and a block in 18 minutes (three starts) while filling in for Bogut. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:37 am
    • Derrick Favors (ankle) out for Sunday's game
      Derrick Favors (ankle) is officially out for Sunday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: This comes as nor surprise as the Jazz have no reason to play Favors at less than 100 percent. As previously mentioned, X-rays were negative on his ankle but there is still no known timetable for his return. The Jazz were hopeful that he would be able to give it a go on Sunday but his ankle swelled up more over the night. In the meantime, Rudy Gobert makes sense as a speculative add for his ability to rebound and block shots while Trevor Booker is also worth a look. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:15 am
    • Jared Sullinger struggling with foul trouble
      Jared Sullinger is one of the main reasons why the Celtics are on a three-game losing streak, as he is averaging more fouls per game (3.7) than points (3.3) in that stretch.

      Advice: "Sully's a really good player who's had a couple tough games in a row," said coach Brad Stevens. "I think the most important thing we can do is encourage him, but we certainly need him to be good." Those are brutal numbers for Sullinger after a solid start to the season, but he should get it turned around soon. Even with this slump, he is posting mid-round value on the season and still belongs in all active lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:42 am
    • Derrick Favors (ankle) listed as questionable
      Derrick Favors (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: X-rays were negative, but the Jazz haven't said much else about his status or the severity of the sprain. It is a good sign that Favors is traveling with the team and even better that he hasn't already been ruled out, but we would guess that the Jazz would rest him if he isn't at 100 percent. If Favors sits this one out, Rudy Gobert is the most intriguing option for his ability to block shots while Trevor Booker will also get a boost. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:23 am
    • Ryan Hollins plays despite death of father
      Ryan Hollins played in Saturday's loss to the Pistons after his father passed away that same morning, finishing with six points, eight boards, one assist and two blocks in 26 minutes.

      Advice: We wish him the best and it is great to see him muster up the courage to play despite the tragic loss of his father. The Sacramento locker room was clearly distraught but it is always nice to see a team rally around a player in need of support. While he is starting in place of DeMarcus Cousins, Hollins is only a short term option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:32 am
    • Dwight Howard scores 26 points in his return
      Dwight Howard played 30 minutes in his return to the lineup against the Nuggets on Saturday, scoring 26 points with 13 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks.

      Advice: He was 9-of-11 from the field and 8-of-18 from the line, so it was like he never left. Howard picked up his 10,000th rebound of his career tonight and dominated in the paint on both ends. The Rockets are off until Wednesday, so Dwight gets to heal after being off for almost one month. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:05 pm
    • Al Jefferson plays poorly in loss to Brooklyn
      Al Jefferson had a terrible game in a loss to Brooklyn on Saturday, scoring eight points on 4-of-10 shooting to with five rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 23 minutes.

      Advice: After putting together three decent games in a row in which he scored 16 or more points, Jefferson came crashing down in a big way and this one has to got to be tough for his owners. The Hornets were out of this game in a hurry and it is frustrating to see him play just 23 minutes. However, Jefferson should once again bounce back and owners will have no choice but to be patient. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:50 pm
    • Dwight Howard expected to play 20-24 minutes
      Dwight Howard (knee) is expected to play 20-24 minutes in his return on Saturday.

      Advice: He'll play in 4-5 minute spurts, according to coach Kevin McHale. The Rockets played really well without Howard and they certainly won't want him to aggravate his knee injury, so he could see limited playing time for a few games. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:26 pm
    • David Lee ruled out for Sunday vs. Pelicans
      David Lee (hamstring) will not play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

      Advice: Needless to say, the Warriors don't need him at all. Draymond Green has won the job and won't be giving it back once Lee is healthy. Basically their entire team is clicking and with Lee being a liability on defense, it's hard to tell where he'll get his minutes. His owners shouldn't have very high hopes. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:58 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dwight Howard will play on Saturday vs. DEN
      Dwight Howard (knee) will play against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: "I'm just thankful to be back out there," Howard said. "Nobody wants to sit on the bench in a suit and watch his team play." The Rockets have been rolling without him, winning nine of their last 10 games. Howard has been out since Nov. 19 and should get a good amount of minutes. Donatas Motiejunas should see his usage rate go down while Tarik Black and Joey Dorsey will lose most of their minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:01 pm
    • Derrick Favors (ankle) travels with the team
      Derrick Favors (ankle) is traveling with the team, but the Jazz have not provided an update.

      Advice: The team is on a six-game road trip, so the fact that he's traveling doesn't mean much. Rudy Gobert had a huge game on Friday and is probably the favorite to start on Sunday against the Wizards. Trevor Booker will also get some more run while Enes Kanter has played his best sans Favors. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 11:36 am
    • Dwight Howard (knee) upgraded to probable
      Dwight Howard (knee) was upgraded to probable for Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets.

      Advice: After sitting out for 11 games in a row, Howard may finally make his return to the court in a favorable matchup with Denver. There is still a chance he sits, so owners need to be on alert for any updates prior to the game. If Howard sits, Donatas Motiejunas will continue to be a must-start option while Tarik Black and Joey Dorsey will also see increased run. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:45 am
    • X-rays were negative on Derrick Favors' ankle
      X-rays were negative on Derrick Favors' ankle, and he is believed to be dealing with an ankle sprain.

      Advice: The Jazz are going to provide an update sometime on Saturday, so owners will have to wait patiently until then. While it is good news, owners are not out of the woods just yet if it is determined that it is a severe sprain. If he is forced to miss time, Trevor Booker will see some increased run, but French phenom Rudy Gobert had his best NBA game on Friday and actually started the second half. If Gobert is available in your league, he is worth a speculative add. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:19 am
    • David Lee (hamstring) out again Saturday
      David Lee (hamstring) will miss Saturday's game against the Mavericks.

      Advice: Though he is making progress, we have been hearing the same news for weeks and owners have got to be growing impatient by now. Lee has a chance to return next week, but we should have another update shortly. He will likely be eased into action once he does return, and there is simply no way he will replace Draymond Green in the starting lineup given how well the Warriors have performed. Still, Lee should be owned in all leagues for his double-double potential, but expectations should be tempered. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:46 am
       
      Injured
    • Andrew Bogut and David Lee out Saturday
      Andrew Bogut (knee, flu) and David Lee (hamstring) have been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. Dallas.

      Advice: Bogut just had his knee drained and is dealing with a flu so he is not expected to be re-evaluated until Monday while David Lee is reportedly very close to returning to action. Bogut should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game against a strong Memphis team, so owners will want to check back for an update prior to that game. Festus Ezeli will likely draw another start at center, but Marreese Speights is the biggest winner of this news and is worth a look in all leagues in the short term. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:40 am
    • Derrick Favors (ankle) leaves in walking boot
      Derrick Favors (ankle) left the arena on Friday in a walking boot.

      Advice: The Jazz ruled him out quickly after his ankle sprain, so he's likely going to miss some time. Favors was in the midst of a breakout season and his owners will just have to hope he's not out for too long. Rudy Gobert had arguably his best game of his NBA career tonight while Trevor Booker also stepped up. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:34 pm
    • Drummond posts 23 and 14 in win over Suns
      Andre Drummond scored 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting with 14 rebounds, one steal and one block in Friday's road win over the Suns.

      Advice: Drummond has a ways to go before he reaches last year's lofty fantasy value, but at least he's getting bigger numbers on a more frequent basis. Owners need only to key on his slowly rising 45.9 percent mark from the field to get a gauge on his value, as that is the only thing truly different from last season other than a five percent improvement in free throw percentage. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:11 pm
    • Sullinger goes scoreless in loss to New York
      Jared Sullinger missed all six of his field goal attempts in the Celtics' 101-95 loss to the Knicks on Friday, finishing with no points, four rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes.

      Advice: Sullinger started the year shooting a bit better than expected and he may be coming back to career norms. He's still a solid mid-round value and he should get back on track soon. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:35 pm
    • Zeller goes for 19 and six with two blocks
      Tyler Zeller scored 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting with six rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes on Friday against the Knicks.

      Advice: Zeller's recent surge has made him worth owning over the last two weeks, as he has averaged 12.1 points, 8.0 boards, 62.9 percent field goals and 90.5 percent free throws in eight contests. He doesn't bring any defense, averaging just 1.3 combined steals and blocks over that span and he's not going to keep those percentages going. But he's hot and he's worth adding especially while he's starting for the Celtics. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:29 pm
    • Dwight Howard listed as doubtful for now
      Dwight Howard (knee) is still listed as doubtful for Saturday.

      Advice: The Rockets will likely update his status tomorrow and he is expected to be upgraded in some capacity. Howard and the Rockets are hopeful he can play, so players like Donatas Motiejunas, Tarik Black and Joey Dorsey will lose some playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:12 am
    • David Lee (hamstring) out Saturday vs. Dallas
      David Lee (hamstring) will not suit up for Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks.

      Advice: Lee is making progress, but his timetable to return keeps getting pushed back. He'll likely play limited minutes off the bench upon his return, and given the Warriors superb play so far this season, it's unlikely he'll replace Draymond Green in the starting lineup anytime soon, if at all. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:57 am
       
      Injured
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) out Saturday and Sunday
      Andrew Bogut (knee tendinitis) has been ruled out for both Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks, and Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Bogut had his knee drained and will be re-evaluated on Monday. The Warriors have a difficult matchup vs. the Grizzlies on Tuesday, so we'll consider him questionable for that one. Marreese Speights will be the biggest beneficiary of Bogut's absence, and he makes sense as an add in standard leagues for his short-term value. Festus Ezeli will also see extended minutes with Bogut sidelined, but Speights offers the most upside. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:52 am
    • Andrew Bogut (knee) will not play Saturday
      Andrew Bogut (knee tendinitis) will not suit up for Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks.

      Advice: Marreese Speights will be the biggest beneficiary with Bogut sidelined, and he's worth a spot-start in standard leagues. There is currently no timetable set for Bogut's return, and we'll consider him questionable for Sunday's game vs. New Orleans. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:10 am
    • David Lee (hamstring) does some 3-on-3 work
      David Lee (hamstring) participated in a post-practice game of 3-on-3 on Thursday.

      Advice: Lee may be able to return for Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks, so we'll be monitoring his status closely. He's likely going to be eased back into the rotation, and given the Warriors terrific start, he's unlikely to usurp Draymond Green for the starting power forward spot. Still, he offers enough upside to be owned in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:38 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jordan Hill wants to attempt more treys
      Jordan Hill is trying to expand on his range and wants to attempt more three-pointers.

      Advice: Hill has only attempted 11 three-pointers in his six-year NBA career, but he's not letting that hurt his confidence. "If I took 100 3s right now, I would say I could make close to 50," Hill said. "Probably 40." Hill's targeted percentages would put him among the league leaders, but his fantasy owners will have to settle for his relatively inconsistent rebounding numbers until he decides to unleash his inner Kyle Korver. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:21 am
       
      Injured
    • David Lee could return to practice Thursday
      David Lee (hamstring) could return to practice on Thursday, according to head coach Steve Kerr.

      Advice: Lee is running on a treadmill as he rehabs his left hamstring and Kerr is hopeful that he'll be able to practice on Thursday. "He's doing better," said Kerr. "He's going on the trip, and we are encouraged. He's got to get on the court, which he will do [Thursday] hopefully, and see how he responds with a little practice." Lee will be eased into action upon his return, but is still worth owning in standard fantasy leagues due to his nightly double-double potential. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:54 am
       
      Injured
    • Dwight Howard targeting Saturday return
      Dwight Howard (knee) is aiming to return for Saturday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Howard will have missed 11 consecutive games leading up to Saturday, but there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. "That's the plan," Howard said of his potential Saturday return. "I don't want to put a date on it, but that might be the best time. We'll have a couple days of practice and I should be ready to go." Once Howard is ready to return, Tarik Black will take a spot on the Rockets' bench while Donatas Motiejunas will see his fantasy value take a bit of a hit. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:24 am
    • Al Jefferson scores 23 with 14 boards vs. BOS
      Al Jefferson dominated against the Celtics during a 96-87 win on Wednesday with 23 points, 14 boards, three assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes.

      Advice: That's back-to-back games with double-doubles for Jefferson and he's coming around. He did have some shooting issue coming into this game, making just 39.5 percent from the field in his previous three games. He is unlikely to have this kind of success against the Grizzlies on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:30 pm
    • David Lee (hamstring) out again Wednesday
      David Lee (hamstring) is listed as out against the Bulls on Wednesday.

      Advice: This is just a reminder for his owners and Lee is said to be targeting a return on Monday. The Warriors will likely bring him along slowly, and owners should not expect too much from him considering Draymond Green has been a force all season. Having said that, Lee should still see a decent role and should be owned in all leagues for his upside. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:11 am
       
      Injured
    • Ryan Hollins plays poorly in 14 bench minutes
      Ryan Hollins returned to the Kings' bench on Tuesday, where he posted two points, six rebounds, one turnover and three personal fouls in 14 minutes of action.

      Advice: Hollins has played for seven NBA teams during his eight-year professional career, and his journeyman status says plenty about his lack of productivity. Fantasy owners can safely ignore him. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:32 pm
    • Tyler Zeller to remain a starter indefinitely
      Celtics' head coach Brad Stevens likes Tyler Zeller as the starting center, and said that he will remain in the starting lineup indefinitely.

      Advice: Through six games with the starting unit Zeller is averaging 10.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 0.7 turnovers, and 0.8 blocks per game. He's not going to be the primary piece that wins you a fantasy championship, but if your team is desperate for a big, Zeller can offer some low-end big man stats. With Zeller starting on a nightly basis, it'll be difficult for Kelly Olynyk to get consistent minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:05 pm
    • David Lee (hamstring) out Wednesday vs. HOU
      David Lee (hamstring) will miss his 17th consecutive game on Wednesday as the Warriors take on the Rockets.

      Advice: Lee has not played a single game this season, while the Dubs have gotten off to their best start in franchise history. That doesn't bode well for Lee entering the starting lineup upon his return, although he will cut into Draymond Green's minutes. Owners still holding onto Lee will need to be patient upon his return, as he'll likely be eased back into the rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:01 pm
       
      Injured
    • Zeller goes for 10 and five in 22 minutes
      Tyler Zeller scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting with five rebounds and two steals over 22 minutes in Monday's double-overtime loss.

      Advice: If you added Zeller this probably isn't the game to pitch him back to the pile, as the entire starting unit other than Jeff Green was benched and that's a bit extreme. Still, he's not a must-own player in 8-cat formats in his current arrangement. In 9-cat leagues, the issue is a bit more foggy with him returning top-120 value in just 18 mpg. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 9:23 pm
    • Bass goes for 19 and nine with three steals
      Brandon Bass piled up numbers as Brad Stevens rolled with the second unit in Monday's double-overtime loss, scoring 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting with nine rebounds, three steals and one block in 31 minutes.

      Advice: Bass has been a ghost all year and one big game isn't going to turn around his outlook. We'll let you know if he can string another one together. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 9:13 pm
    • Jordan Hill quiet vs. Omer Asik & New Orleans
      Jordan Hill's streak of quiet games continued on Sunday with eight points, seven rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes, as the Lakers fell at home to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Hill shot 4-of-11 in a tough matchup vs. New Orleans' frontcourt, but it's more concerning that he's averaging just 23.7 minutes over the Lakers' past three games. L.A.'s rotations are in flux as coach Byron Scott seeks a rotation that can sustainably play well, and fantasy owners should simply remain patient -- Hill has been far too reliable to fret about during a rough three-game stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 9:21 pm
       
      Injured
    • Brandan Wright stuffs boxscore in 21 minutes
      Brandan Wright lit up the Bucks for eight points, seven rebounds, two assists, four steals and three blocks in 21 minutes off the Mavs' bench on Sunday.

      Advice: B-Wright made 4-of-6 shots which actually lowers his season average of 74.1 percent, which is tops in the NBA among qualifying players. Wright's minuscule 0.5 turnovers per game are a boon in 9-cat leagues, but even without that category he's been a top-80 fantasy value in just 19 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 7:31 pm
    • Andre Drummond quickly bounces back from dud
      Andre Drummond bounced back from Saturday's quiet game to score 16 points on 7-of-12 shots with nine rebounds, two steals and one block on Sunday.

      Advice: Drummond navigated foul trouble in his 32 minutes, which has become an unfortunate theme during Detroit's first 21 games, but he's been heating up over the past few weeks and has raised his FG percentage to 46.4 percent. With nearly three-quarters of the season remaining, Drummond's arrow is pointing up. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 6:14 pm
    • Tyler Zeller plays 27 minutes on Sunday
      Tyler Zeller played 27 minutes on Sunday with eight points, eight boards, one assist and one block.

      Advice: It wasn't anywhere close to his career night on Friday, but the minutes were there and he did a fine job on the defensive end. The Celtics are on a three-game winning streak and this is one of their best wins of the season, so there's no reason to think another change is coming. Zeller should start, but he's not going to have a big upside because he doesn't block shots much. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 1:31 pm
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