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    • 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
      Today, 7:10 am
       
      Injured
    • DeMar DeRozan likely out for six-game trip
      DeMar DeRozan (groin) is not expected to return during the Raptors upcoming six-game road trip.

      Advice: Ouch. The Raptors start their road trip on Monday in Chicago, and it doesn't conclude until January 4 in Phoenix. DeRozan last played on November 26, so this absence would push his total time missed to over a month. Kyle Lowry will continue to shoulder the heaviest load for the Raptors, with guys like Terrence Ross, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and James Johnson also stepping up while DeRozan remains sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:43 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Timberwolves impressed with Shabazz Muhammad
      The Timberwolves have been impressed with Shabazz Muhammad's development.

      Advice: As have fantasy owners. Muhammad has really come on of late, and he's now scored 20-plus points in four straight games. Muhammad has also received at least 15 shots in each of those while playing at least 27.5 minutes, so the opportunity is there for the second-year forward to make his presence felt. He should be owned in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:35 am
    • Corey Brewer planned to waive player option
      Timberwolves President Flip Saunders said he decided to trade Corey Brewer after learning the swingman would waive his player option for next season.

      Advice: Additionally, the development of sophomore Shabazz Muhammad allowed the team to pursue a deal that opened up minutes on the wing. Muhammad is the biggest winner of the trade from a fantasy standpoint and should be owned in all leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:32 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Por
    • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to see bigger role
      Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is expected to see a larger role going forward.

      Advice: The Pistons are evaluating for the future, and with KCP "entrenched" as the starter, he's now expected to see even more opportunities. "KCP's a guy we don't run a lot of plays for," Stan Van Gundy said. "We'll run Jodie (Meeks) off screens. We haven't given KCP those opportunities. How's he going to learn? Not tanking at all, but a shift in thinking. We're trying to win within that, but you've got to develop those guys." KCP is coming off three straight games of double-digits with a combined 12 3-pointers over that span. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:24 am
    • Kobe Bryant (fatigue) may take 1-2 games off
      Kobe Bryant admitted after Sunday's game that he's fatigued and may soon miss a game to rest, saying, "I don't have much of a choice if [my] body is feeling the way it's feeling right now."

      Advice: The Lakers can't feasibly contend for a playoff spot out West, and Kobe is owed a guaranteed $25 million next year, so a few precautionary DNPs seem inevitable as the season progresses. He shot 8-of-30 from the field and committed nine turnovers in a seven-point loss on Sunday and Lakers coach Byron Scott agreed that L.A.'s resident superstar might need some rest. We'll keep a close eye on Kobe's status for games on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday this week. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:12 pm
    • Ben McLemore pours in 23 pts on 10-of-18 FGs
      Ben McLemore lit up the Lakers on Sunday for 23 points, making 10-of-18 shots with two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, one assist and one steal.

      Advice: He also turned the ball over five times during 38 minutes on the court, but that's easy to overlook given his recent offensive binge -- he's scored double-digits in six straight games, averaging 17.5 points, 2.3 triples, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists during that span. He's also committing 3.0 turnovers with negligible defensive stats (0.3 steals, 0.3 blocks), but is worth deploying in most leagues for his offense alone. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:16 pm
    • Nick Young buries four 3-pointers, scores 26
      Nick Young hit four 3-pointers in Sunday's loss to the Kings, which he finished with 26 points, five boards, one assist and two steals in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He was in danger of missing this game after his altercation with Steven Adams on Friday, so his owners have to be thrilled with this result. Swaggy P has been phenomenal all season, and with rumors going around that Kobe Bryant may be rested, Young's value is only going to get higher as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:58 pm
    • 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
      Yesterday, 7:41 pm
    • Shabazz Muhammad scores 21 points vs. Indy
      Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points on 8-of-18 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs in Sunday's disappointing home loss, marking his ninth consecutive game with double-digit points.

      Advice: Muhammad's rapid development was a big reason the Wolves traded Corey Brewer, and he's poised for big minutes the rest of the season. He added six rebounds, two assists, two steals and three turnovers in 37 minutes on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:32 pm
    • Jarrett Jack leads Nets w/ 15 pts, 10 assists
      Jarrett Jack lit up the Pistons for 15 points, four rebounds, 10 assists and two steals on Sunday, while starting at PG in place of Deron Williams (calf).

      Advice: D-Will's injury is considered minor and he's questionable to return vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday, which makes it hard to recommend Jack as more than a temporary option. He turned the ball over just twice tonight and was likely a decisive factor in many weekly matchups, so don't be afraid to use him if Williams is ruled out for Tuesday's game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:18 pm
    • Bojan Bogdanovic scores 14 points w/ three 3s
      Nets rookie Bojan Bogdanovic pitched in 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting off the bench on Sunday, hitting three 3-pointers with two rebounds and one block in a mere 14 minutes of action.

      Advice: Bogdanovic squandered the chance to establish himself as a starter earlier this season, and he's since faded into fantasy irrelevance as part of Brooklyn's second unit. Starting swingman Sergey Karasev finished Sunday's game with nine points in 33 minutes, and reserves Mirza Teletovic and Alan Anderson also played well, which underscores the competition Bogdanovic faces in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:17 pm
    • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores 20 points
      Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points in 33 minutes during Sunday's 105-110 loss in Brooklyn, making 6-of-15 field goals with five 3-pointers.

      Advice: He also grabbed six rebounds but didn't have any assists, steals or blocks, which highlights the conundrum faced by his fantasy owners. KCP ranks 22nd in the league with 1.9 threes per game, but his lack of supporting stats have undermined his value in 14-team leagues. With Jodie Meeks healthy, KCP's situation is unlikely to improve. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:04 pm
    • Kobe Bryant shoots 8-of-30 in loss Sunday
      Kobe Bryant shot just 8-of-30 in Sunday's loss to the Kings, adding five boards, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: If you thought the shooting was bad enough, Bryant managed to turn the ball over nine times and was clearly lumbering around the court. Bryant is without a doubt fatigued, and coach Byron Scott actually hinted that he might opt to rest him for a game soon. Owners may want to sell-high if they still can, because the Lakers are quickly heading for another lost season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:03 pm
    • Victor Oladipo scores 23 pts as starting SG
      Victor Oladipo didn't skip a beat while moving to SG for Sunday's game, which he finished with 23 points, one 3-pointer, three rebounds, three assists and three steals.

      Advice: Oladipo isn't a pure PG, as evidenced by a dreadful assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.26 that ranks dead last among qualifying guards. Turnovers and poor percentages have taken a toll on Oladipo in 9-cat leagues, where he's treading water as a late-round value, and owners should be hoping that he sticks at SG. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:56 pm
    • Evan Fournier scores 16 points in bench role
      Evan Fournier shifted to a bench role on Sunday, scoring 16 points with three 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 27 minutes vs. the Sixers.

      Advice: Magic coach Jacque Vaughn praised Fournier before the game, citing his impressive size and ability to play multiple positions, but it's tough to sugarcoat this demotion for fantasy purposes. He's averaged 33.2 minutes per game in 28 starts this season but played only 27 minutes on Sunday -- if that becomes a trend he could fall out of standard-league contention, and owners should keep a close eye on his production this week. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:54 pm
    • Gerald Green scores 13 points in 18 minutes
      Gerald Green played just 18 minutes on Sunday, but still managed to score 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting while adding four boards and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He is going to be a hit-or-miss option every night, but he has shown that he has the ability to produce in limited minutes. However, unless his role grows he will be a tough player to own in standard formats. He is still worth a look for owners in need of 3-pointers and scoring, though. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:51 pm
    • Lou Williams lights up the Knicks on Sunday
      Lou Williams lit up the Knicks on Sunday for 22 points (6-of-14 shooting) to go with four 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist, and a steal.

      Advice: This is what Lou does. He doesn't offer much peripheral stats, but if you're looking for some points, treys, and a free throw percentage booster, he's your guy. He's averaging 14.4 points and 1.8 three-pointers this season while shooting 41.8 percent from the field and 86.4 percent from the charity stripe (on 4.4 attempts per game). He's certainly in the running for Sixth Man of the Year. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:24 pm
    • Courtney Lee plays only 23 minutes vs. Cavs
      Courtney Lee shot 1-of-5 from the field in Sunday's road loss, finishing with four points, three rebounds, two assists and one block.

      Advice: This was Lee's third single-digit performance in the past four games and he played only 23 minutes before taking a seat, but fantasy owners shouldn't over-react. His subtly efficient and well-rounded production has given him mid-round fantasy value this season, and he's played at least 30 minutes in all but one of the Grizzlies' past six games. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:11 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker won't play Monday
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) and Tony Parker (hamstring) have both been ruled out for Monday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: Leonard was reportedly targeting Monday for his return, so the early cancellation of the plan isn't a great sign for his fantasy owners. The silver lining is that San Antonio also plays on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, so both Leonard and Parker could potentially have three-game weeks despite Monday's DNP. Until those two get back on the court, Kyle Anderson and Cory Joseph are the biggest fantasy winners. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:51 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm vs LAC
    • Martell Webster (back) out Sunday vs. PHO
      Martell Webster (back) will not play Sunday vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Webster is nearing a return, but Sunday will not be the day. We'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Chicago, but with Paul Pierce and Bradley Beal healthy, there's not much reason to give him any attention in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:40 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jarret Jack will start on Sunday vs. Detroit
      Jarret Jack will replace Deron Williams (calf) in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Pistons.

      Advice: Jack has a nice matchup tonight vs. the Pistons, and he'll serve as a quality low-budget plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Williams' injury isn't expected to sideline him for too long, but as long as he's out, Jack will be starting and is worth an add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:26 pm
    • Nick Young will play Sunday vs. Sacramento
      Nick Young will not be suspended for his flagrant 2 foul on Steve Adams during Friday's game, and he will suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: Young is averaging 14.9 points and 2.3 three-pointers per game this season on 40.8 percent shooting from the field, go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:05 pm
    • James Harden (hamstring) probable for Monday
      James Harden (strained left hamstring) is probable to play Monday vs. Portland.

      Advice: Harden injured his hamstring during Saturday's game vs. Atlanta, but played through the strain and put up 18 points, six rebounds, and a season-high 14 assists over 39 minutes of action so we'd expect him to give it a go on Monday. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:17 pm
    • Tony Allen (eye) out Sunday vs. Cleveland
      Tony Allen (eye) will not play Sunday vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: Allen's minutes will be distributed to guys like Vince Carter, Quincy Pondexter, and Tayshaun Prince, with Carter offering the most upside out of the group. Prince and Pondexter shouldn't be considered an option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:06 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Uta
    • 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
      Yesterday, 11:18 am
       
      Injured
    • 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
      Yesterday, 10:02 am
       
      Injured
    • Tony Allen (eye) doubtful for Sunday's game
      Tony Allen (eye) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cavaliers.

      Advice: His eye still looks really rough, so there is almost no shot he plays in this one. Quincy Pondexter will likely start, but Vince Carter played 41 minutes the last time Allen rested and he looks like the best option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:02 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Uta
    • Martell Webster (back) could play on Sunday
      Martell Webster (back) could return to action as soon as Sunday against the Suns.

      Advice: He has yet to play this season after coming off of his third back surgery in his career, so it will be great to see back out on the floor. He was seen getting up shots at practice on Saturday for a couple of hours, and he is reportedly feeling good. If he doesn't make his season debut Sunday, his next chance to play would be on Tuesday vs. the Bulls. However, Webster will likely be eased back into the rotation, and he won't see a lot of minutes while Paul Pierce and Otto Porter are healthy. Webster can be ignored in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:51 am
       
      Injured
    • Evan Fournier drawing praise from head coach
      Evan Fournier, who scored 21 points during Friday's game against the Jazz, is drawing high praise from coach Jacque Vaughn.

      Advice: "Evan’s been really good for us," coach Jacque Vaughn said. "I’ve been really pleased at his ability to guard two men [at different positions]. He is big for his size so that gives us a great luxury, and then he’s done a lot of other things that he did previously as far as shooting the basketball, having the basketball in his hands. We’ll give it to him at the end of quarters, so he’ll give us another ballhandler on the floor." Fournier has improved tremendously this season, and the move to Orlando has done wonders for his fantasy value. As long as he keeps this up, he will be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:11 am
    • Goran Dragic to keep open mind in free agency
      Goran Dragic will keep an open mind if he enters free agency in the offseason.

      Advice: "It's still early to talk about that," Dragic said. "Right now, I want to be 100 percent focused on the team and try to help the team and players. In the offseason, I'm going to probably sit down with my family first and with my agent and try to explore all the options. From there, I'll try to choose the one best for me." There is no doubt that Dragic is an elite point guard, and he will definitely draw some major interest from several different teams. It would not be surprising to see some teams try to pry him away at the trade deadline if the Suns don't feel like Dragic will return, but for now nothing is close to developing and we will pass along updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:05 am
    • O.J. Mayo scores three points
      O.J. Mayo scored three points in 23 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday with one rebound, three assists and two turnovers.

      Advice: Well, he had three solid outings before this one, but a sub-par game from Mayo is nothing new. He only has season averages of 0.7 steals, 1.2 triples and 0.2 blocks to go with 1.9 turnovers, so there really are not enough positives to add him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:16 pm
       
      Player Note
      O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    • Jared Dudley scores 16 points vs. Clippers
      Jared Dudley excelled against his former team on Saturday with 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

      Advice: That's back-to-back good games from Dudley and he's passed Khris Middleton as the waiver-wire add du jour. Dudley's done a fair amount of ball handling to go with his perimeter shooting, so there is enough upside to at least give him a look. That said, trusting coach Jason Kidd's rotation is like trusting a dingo to look after your baby. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:12 pm
    • Wilson Chandler scores four points
      Wilson Chandler could not get it going against the Pacers on Saturday with four points, three rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made 1-of-10 from the field and is in a mini-slump from beyond the arc, making just three of his last 15 attempts. Chandler is still getting solid minutes even with Danilo Gallinari suddenly coming on. He's still worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:53 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey stinks in 35 minutes
      Rodney Stuckey was a disaster during one of the ugliest games of the year, making 1-of-10 from the field for four points, two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers.

      Advice: This was bad and Stuckey is known for his inefficient games. In fact, tonight was the 37th game of his career with a field goal percentage failing to crack 10.0 percent (with at least one attempt). This is what his owners will have to deal with, so adjust accordingly. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:31 pm
    • James Harden (hamstring) double-doubles
      James Harden needed to go to the locker room in the first half due to a hamstring injury on Saturday and did return in the second quarter, finishing with 18 points, six rebounds, 14 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers during a 104-97 loss.

      Advice: He played 39 minutes and the injury didn't seem to bother him much. The Rockets are off until Monday when they'll get a much anticipated rematch against the Blazers, so Harden owners can expect him to suit up for that one. Of course there is a chance he deals with soreness. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:45 pm
    • James Harden returns after hurting hamstring
      James Harden strained his hamstring in Saturday's game vs. the Hawks, but has since returned.

      Advice: This is incredible news for the Rockets, and it looks like Harden dodged a bullet here. We will obviously monitor him closely, and we will provide updates as needed. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 5:49 pm
    • Corey Brewer will not be active on Saturday
      Corey Brewer will not be active for Saturday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: He was just recently traded to the Rockets from Minnesota, but he wasn't cleared in time for this contest. However, Brewer lost a lot of fantasy value in this trade, and won't see many minutes as long as Trevor Ariza and James Harden are healthy. Owners in standard leagues can move on. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:20 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Por
    • Martell Webster still on schedule for return
      Martell Webster (back) is on schedule to return to action this month.

      Advice: He is going to have a minutes limit when he is able to play. Webster is a tremendous fit for the Wizards and he flourished last season while Bradley Beal was out. He'll have to fend off Rasual Butler for playing time, so most owners can take a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:00 pm
       
      Injured
    • Goran Dragic has a quiet game on Saturday
      Goran Dragic had a sub-par game against the Knicks on Saturday with 10 points, one rebound, two assists and one steal in 31 minutes.

      Advice: He was barely utilized in halfcourt sets and had a major chunk of his buckets in transition. Dragic is playing more with Isaiah Thomas and Eric Bledsoe a bit more and he should be a little better than this. Still, he's not going to come close to his fantasy value from last season. Additionally, CBS Sports reports that Dragic is the least likely to be traded. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:06 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker out Saturday
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) and Tony Parker (hamstring) will not play in Saturday's game vs. Dallas as expected.

      Advice: Leonard is said to be targeting a return on Monday, while Parker is still without a timetable. Kyle Anderson will likely continue to play big minutes in place of Leonard, while Cory Joseph will continue to run the point in Parker's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:28 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm vs LAC
    • Corey Brewer expected to be available on Sat
      Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved missed shootaround on Saturday, but they are expected to be available against the Hawks.

      Advice: Brewer will likely be used off of the bench in relief of James Harden and Trevor Ariza, so he won't see a lot of minutes. Brewer lost a lot of value with this trade, and owners in standard leagues can move on. Additionally, Shved likely won't be in the rotation at all, and can be cut across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:01 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Por
    • 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
    • Nick Young not happy with Steven Adams
      Nick Young was visibly upset after being ejected in the second half of Friday's loss to the Thunder, and is not happy with Thunder center Steven Adams.

      Advice: "I got caught up in the moment, but Adams is a sneaky, dirty player," Young said. "He started talking to me the whole game, but I didn't think I was going to get ejected. I lost my mind a little bit, checked into the crazy house." Swaggy P could be looking at a suspension from the league, and if he has to miss any time Wes Johnson would see a bump in his minutes, while Wayne Ellington could also see a larger role as well. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:48 am
    • Kobe Bryant struggles with fatigue Friday
      Kobe Bryant struggled with fatigue in Friday's loss to the Thunder, finishing with just nine points, eight assists and eight boards in 35 minutes.

      Advice: He also shot just 3-of-15 from the field and turned the ball over three times on the night. "I did not have my legs tonight," Kobe said. "It’s frustrating and I have to figure it out." While he will bounce back from this performance, it will be interesting to see how coach Byron Scott uses his star player down the stretch, especially with the Lakers rapidly falling out of the playoff race. However, Kobe will likely have to be dragged off the court before he sits out, and owners shouldn't have too many concerns just yet. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:26 am
    • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope turning it around?
      Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18 points during a 110-100 loss on Friday with one rebound, three assists and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: The Pistons are now just 2-13 at home and are one of the worst teams in the NBA. Caldwell-Pope hasn't seen his minutes fall off too much since the debut of Jodie Meeks, but that should be coming. He doesn't have enough upside to remain owned in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:14 pm
    • Nick Young gets tossed for flagrant 2 foul
      Nick Young was ejected in the second half on Friday for a flagrant 2 foul.

      Advice: He elbowed Steven Adams in the throat and this was an easy call for the refs. Young could be looking at a suspension from this one, so Wes Johnson and Wayne Ellington may see more playing time on Sunday. Swaggy P finished with 11 points, two rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:32 pm
    • Jack next man up after Williams calf injury
      Jarrett Jack scored 13 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one three in Friday's loss, and he could be in line for more playing time if Deron Williams' calf injury is serious.

      Advice: Williams is probably heading for an MRI and he's not the most durable guy around, so Jack makes sense as a speculative add. Just keep in mind that he has been pretty terrible lately, but that could be a function of being a secondary player next to two guys in Williams and Joe Johnson that dominate the ball. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:18 pm
    • Fournier scores 21 points with four treys
      Evan Fournier hit four 3-point shots in Friday's home loss to the Jazz, finishing with 21 points on 7-of-16 shooting, three rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes.

      Advice: Fournier has turned things around over the past week and he's worth a look while he's hot. When the Magic are at full strength he could find himself getting added and dropped quite a bit as he goes up and down the ladder. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:31 pm
    • Oladipo struggles in Friday's loss
      Victor Oladipo struggled in Friday's loss, hitting just 1-of-6 shots for two points, two rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Oladipo struggled against Rajon Rondo on Wednesday but he had no such excuse tonight against Trey Burke, and rookie Elfrid Payton (11 points, 11 assists, 28 minutes) stole a lot of his Thunder. Evan Fournier also went 7-of-16 for 21 points and four assists, so he was third in the pecking order tonight. Oladipo's value can't get much worse than it is right now, and he's either a 'hold' or a buy low candidate. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:21 pm
    • Shabazz Muhammad drops 26-5-5 vs. BOS
      Shabazz Muhammad was excellent in his first start at shooting guard on Friday, scoring 26 points with five boards, five assists and two 3-pointers on 11-of-15 from the field.

      Advice: The triples were a very nice surprise and he also had a career high in dimes. Muhammad played 38 minutes tonight and he's going to play in the mid-30s most nights going forward. He's not going to be this good, but he should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:48 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard has torn ligament in hand
      Kawhi Leonard said he has a torn ligament in his right hand.

      Advice: He is going to let the swelling go down first and the Spurs will come up with a plan after that. Players will fight through torn ligaments in their hands all the time and it has a lot to do with the location of the tear. He is still listed as day-to-day and his fantasy owners should consider him questionable for Saturday. Kyle Anderson is worth a look in deep leagues. We'll add updates as we receive them. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:07 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm vs LAC
    • Kawhi Leonard has damage to right hand
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) may have damage to his right hand, but remains day-to-day.

      Advice: "Something kind of torn in there; a little bit of mucked up stuff," coach Gregg Popovich said. Leonard may be dealing with a small tear to one of his tendons. He's not going to play on Friday and could miss additional games. Leonard was starting to come on and flirting with first-round value besides his slow start. Marco Belinelli and Boris Diaw also benefit sans Kawhi. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:39 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm vs LAC
    • Tony Allen (eye) out Friday vs. Chicago
      Tony Allen (right corneal abrasion) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Quincy Pondexter will likely draw the start, while Vince Carter will see extended minutes off the bench. Carter logged 41 minutes during his last outing with Allen sidelined, and put up 18 points with five 3-pointers, he does however have a difficult matchup against the Bulls, so Carter remains a risky option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:26 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Uta
    • Shabazz Muhammad will start at shooting guard
      Shabazz Muhammad will start at shooting guard against the Friday against the Celtics.

      Advice: He is getting the ball a ton and was the primary weapon in the second unit. Muhammad is a ball-dominant player, but he does have 64.9 of his baskets coming off an assist. The scoring makes him worth a look in standard leagues and his owners should just hope he starts adding more stats. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:10 pm
    • DeMar DeRozan (groin) not close to a return
      DeMar DeRozan (groin) is still not close to making a return.

      Advice: DeMar has been limited to shooting free throws, and he remains without an official return date. Kyle Lowry has been the main beneficiary with DeRozan sidelined, while Terrence Ross, Patrick Patterson, James Johnson, and Greivis Vasquez have all done their part to help fill the void. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:12 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Shabazz Muhammad time in Minnesota?
      Shabazz Muhammad is expected to get more playing time with the trade of Corey Brewer.

      Advice: He's played very well and has a superstar-like usage rate of 29.2 over his last seven games. Muhammad has also been playing more time at small forward these days, so that bodes very well for his outlook. He's not going to do much outside of scoring, but he does have two three-steal games in his last four. 'Bazz is better suited for points leagues, but he's worth a look in standards, as well. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:52 am
    • Report: Corey Brewer dealt to Houston Rockets
      Corey Brewer has been traded to the Rockets for Troy Daniels, Ronny Turiaf, two second-round picks and cash.

      Advice: This has been in the works for a few days and was expected to get done today. Brewer will come off the bench to help a very thin second unit for the Rockets right now. He's a great fit in reality, but it's certainly not going to translate to solid fantasy value. Cut him in most leagues. Meanwhile, Shabazz Muhammad will get some extra minutes and is worth a look, especially in points leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:36 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Por
    • Tony Allen (eye) questionable Friday vs. CHI
      Tony Allen (right corneal abrasion) is questionable to play Friday vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: If Allen is forced to sit, Quincy Pondexter would likely draw another start, but he doesn't do enough statistically to be considered an option in most leagues. While Allen averages 25.8 minutes per game, he's not a large part of the offense (6.5 FGAs per game) so his absence doesn't have too much of a statistical impact on the player replacing him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:12 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Uta
    • J.R. Smith (foot) doubtful Saturday vs. PHO
      J.R. Smith (foot) is being listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Smith has been a train wreck this season, and given his obvious struggles with grasping the triangle offense, he shouldn't be viewed as a stash candidate in standard leagues. If he's unable to go Saturday, Tim Hardaway Jr. will get all the minutes he can handle, and he'd make for a quality option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:42 am
       
      Injured
    • Shabazz Muhammad headed for starting lineup?
      According to beat reporter Jerry Zgoda, Flip Saunders has been contemplating inserting Shabazz Muhammad into the starting lineup to add some scoring to start the games.

      Advice: This is an interesting report, and with trade rumors swirling around Corey Brewer, Muhammad is worth a speculative add in standard leagues. Over the past two weeks, Muhammad is averaging 18.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.0 steal per game while shooting 50.0 percent from the field and 69.8 percent from the line (on 6.1 attempts). However, his value would take a hit once Kevin Martin (wrist) returns. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:31 am
    • Report: 4 teams still vying for Corey Brewer
      The Rockets, Clippers, Cavaliers, and Heat are all in pursuit of a trade that would net them Corey Brewer.

      Advice: Flip Saunders is reportedly trying to get a first-rounder in exchange for Brewer, but for Brewer, none of these destinations can been seen as a positive from a fantasy perspective. It seems to be only a matter of time until he is dealt, so owners may want to try selling high. Shabazz Muhammad and Chase Budinger would be the primary beneficiaries if/when Brewer is sent elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:29 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Por
    • Jared Dudley scores season-high 19 points
      Jared Dudley scored a season-high 19 points against the Kings on Thursday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He had season highs in field goal attempts and free throw attempts in what was obviously his best game. Dudley has barely been shooting the rock while he's been out there and only had 0.8 triples per game in his previous eight games this month. This rotation is going to be a mess, so he's not a standard league target based on this game alone. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:26 pm
    • O.J. Mayo scores 19 points in a win
      O.J. Mayo scored 19 points in just 23 minutes against the Kings on Thursday with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He started out red hot with 17 of those 19 coming in the first quarter, but cooled off with some fouling issues. Surprisingly, Mayo's worst quarter this season has been the first and he's been able to exhibit some added effort on both ends. What's more, his fouling has been his biggest issue with at least five fouls in three of his last five. He's more of a player to track in standards, but a big game could change that. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:22 pm
       
      Player Note
      O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    • Ben McLemore scores 22 points vs. Bucks
      Ben McLemore scored 22 points against the Bucks on Thursday with four rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

      Advice: The coaching change is likely going to help McLemore. Ty Corbin uses his wings more than most coaches and McLemore posting a 20-point game while DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay are active speaks volumes. He still doesn't have a big upside and his usage is going to be low, so he'd need to string together a couple games with DMC and Gay before being considered as anything but a stash. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:03 pm
    • James Harden scores 21 points in a loss
      James Harden scored 21 points on 8-of-23 from the field during a 99-90 loss to the Pelicans on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Kudos to Austin Rivers for actually doing something most players can't do: Keep Harden in check. Obviously Harden is one of the biggest stat-stuffers in the NBA, leading the NBA in scoring and free throw makes with two steals per night. He did play the second half of a back-to-back, so he'll be fine. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:31 pm
    • Corey Brewer deal not far behind
      Corey Brewer could be traded to the Rockets before the weekend.

      Advice: He would go from a guy seeing around 30 minutes to being a backup to two high-minute guys in Trevor Ariza and James Harden. Brewer would be a great fit, but the vast majority of his offense would have to come in transition. If he's on your team and Marcus Smart is out there, it makes sense to switch them and think ahead. Shabazz Muhammad is also an option, but it better suited for points leagues. Ariza would not be affected much. Harden wouldn't either, but you knew that. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:05 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Por
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) out Friday vs. Portland
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: This will be Leonard's second consecutive game out of the lineup due to his sore hand, and we'll consider him questionable for Saturday's game vs. Dallas. Marco Belinelli, Manu Ginobili, and Danny Green will be asked to pick up the slack while Leonard is sidelined, and all those guys figure to be decent plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:41 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm vs LAC
    • Kobe Bryant (rest) doesn't practice Thursday
      Kobe Bryant (rest) was not a participant during Thursday's practice.

      Advice: He's fine and coach Bryon Scott is just giving him a prescribed rest day. He'll have a tough matchup vs. OKC on Friday, but remains a must-start option every time he's in uniform. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:21 pm
    • Goran Dragic missing second half stamina
      After missing two games with a lower back strain, Goran Dragic said his stamina wasn't there during the second half of Wednesday's win over the Hornets.

      Advice: Dragic only scored four points in the second half of the win after pouring in 16 in the first half, but it was a good sign for fantasy owners to see him back on the court nevertheless. With his back issues seemingly behind him, the 28-year-old will be able to put full games together and should provide his fantasy owners with top-50 value for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:37 am
    • James Harden scores 41 points in OT win
      James Harden added his newest piece of evidence in his bid for MVP during a 115-111 overtime win over the Nuggets on Wednesday scoring 41 points with four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made 11-of-21 from the field and 18-of-21 from the field in 45 minutes. This line is pretty ridiculous and he became the sixth player since 1985-86 to have more than 20 attempts from the field, more than 20 attempts from the line, and at least 10 assists. The other five are Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Allen Iverson and Kenny Anderson. Harden is good. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:52 am
    • Wilson Chandler scores 23 with five treys
      Wilson Chandler was outstanding against the Rockets during a 115-111 overtime loss on Wednesday with 23 points, six rebounds, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: He keeps putting up big lines and coach Brian Shaw will continue to play him huge minutes. Over his last five, Chandler has averaged 16.2 points, 6.4 boards, 1.0 steals and 2.6 triples. His fantasy owners can consider him a must-start guy, but a trade would really hurt his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:19 am
    • O.J. Mayo returned to action on Wednesday December 17. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:57 pm
       
      Player Note
      O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    • 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
    • Rodney Stuckey cools off against Clippers
      Rodney Stuckey, who torched the Lakers for 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven dimes on Monday, had just 12 points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal on 6-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: The Lakers are awful against opposing guards, so tonight's line is probably a more realistic expectation from Stuckey going forward. But as long as he's starting for the Pacers, he's worth owning in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:34 pm
    • O.J. Mayo plays 36 minutes on Wednesday
      O.J. Mayo made 4-of-12 from the field for 12 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals, five fouls and three turnovers in 36 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's the first time he's played 36 minutes in a non-overtime game in the past year and the Bucks losing Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) just before halftime probably had something to do with it. Mayo played 16 minutes in the first half, so the plan was probably to give him around 32 minutes. Conditioning hasn't been an issue for him and he's seen some minutes at small forward this season, so owners in standard leagues can keep him in mind. He's still not playing well enough to grab, though. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:07 pm
       
      Player Note
      O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    • Jared Dudley scores three points in start
      Jared Dudley scored three points in 27 minutes during a start against the Blazers on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, five assists and one steal.

      Advice: He committed four fouls and wasn't as involved in the offense nearly as much. Dudley's usage rate is extremely low, so he's not going to be asked to score much. His assists are fairly high for a guy with his role, but it's still not enough to move the needle enough to grab him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:51 pm
    • Gerald Green scores 16 points off the bench
      Gerald Green scored 16 points off the bench against the Hornets during a 111-106 win on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He picked up a ton of minutes at the forward spots with Markieff Morris being ejected. Green is the only player in the NBA to average at least 11 shots per game with less than 25 minutes per game, so he might actually hold some value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:03 pm
    • Goran Dragic scores 20 points in return
      Goran Dragic looked terrific in his return against the Hornets on Wednesday, scoring 20 points with three rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He missed the previous two games due to a strained back and was his aggressive self tonight. Dragic was really turning it on while Isaiah Thomas was out earlier this month and that might be due to his mentality and not because of the personnel. He should be able to flirt with top-50 value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:00 pm
    • Victor Oladipo awful against Rajon Rondo
      Victor Oladipo hit just 3-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: Oladipo has been up and down all season and has had trouble playing consistently after suffering a facial fracture early in the year. He also struggled against Rajon Rondo on both ends of the court tonight. But the talent and minutes are there, and it should only be a matter of time before he's playing much better than this on a nightly basis. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:47 pm
    • Corey Brewer back on the trade block
      Corey Brewer is back on the trade block with the Rockets and Cavs as the frontrunners to acquire him.

      Advice: The Wolves should be getting their banged-up players back soon, so they don't need Brewer quite as much. He's playing around 32 minutes per game for the Wolves right now, so the team would look to guys like Shabazz Muhammad and Chase Budinger to help out. Brewer owners should plan on him losing a ton of fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:55 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Por
    • Jared Dudley starting in place of Parker
      Jared Dudley will start in place of Jabari Parker on Wednesday.

      Advice: He replaced Jabari when the injury happened, so this move is not a surprise. Dudley also played 20 minutes in the second half on Monday, so he should see a nice increase in playing time. He's worth a look in standard leagues, but there's no need to be too aggressive. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:38 pm
    • Tony Allen (eye) will not play on Wednesday
      Tony Allen (eye) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: He suffered a corneal abrasion to his right eye on Tuesday, and was forced from that game. There is no word as to how severe the issue is, but we will pass along updates as needed. The Grizzlies have yet to name who will start in his place, but Courtney Lee, Tayshaun Prince, and Vince Carter will also see their minutes increased. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:12 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Uta
    • Gerald Green coming off the bench again
      Gerald Green will come off the bench against the Hornets on Wednesday.

      Advice: He launched 15 triples in his last start on Monday and will move back to a bench role with Goran Dragic back. Green's minutes are going to be inconsistent, so he's not a must-own player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:18 pm
    • Goran Dragic (back) will start Wednesday
      Goran Dragic (back) will start on Wednesday vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: After missing the previous two games, Dragic is back and his owners can safely activate him in their lineups. He has a favorable matchup against the Hornets, and should be in for a nice night if his back doesn't flare up on him. Gerald Green will shift back to the bench on Wednesday, while Isaiah Thomas' value takes a slight hit with this news. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:19 pm
    • J.R. Smith (foot) won't play on Thursday
      J.R. Smith (foot) will not play in Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: It will be his fifth straight game out of the lineup and it is becoming pretty evident that this injury has become a real issue for him. Smith isn't worth owning in standard leagues as he has failed to succeed in the triangle offense and it is unclear when he will return to action. Tim Hardaway Jr. will play all the minutes he can handle Thursday and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:12 am
       
      Injured
    • Goran Dragic (back) probable for Wednesday
      Goran Dragic (back) is probable for Wednesday's game after going through shootaround.

      Advice: He has missed the last two games after his back flared up on him during Friday's game vs. the Pistons, but he appeared to turn the corner and should be good to go Wednesday. Dragic has a favorable matchup against the reeling Hornets, and owners will want to get him active in their lineups. Gerald Green will likely shift back to the bench Wednesday and Isaiah Thomas will also see a decrease in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:22 am
    • Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker out Wednesday
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) and Tony Parker (hamstring) will not play against Memphis on Wednesday.

      Advice: This is just a reminder so owners can have a backup plan ready in time for Wednesday's tip-off. Cory Joseph is the obvious beneficiary in Parker's absence while Marco Belinelli and Manu Ginobili will see increase workloads in place of Leonard. We will update Leonard as needed and he is simply dealing with a sore hand and should be considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:23 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm vs LAC
    • Tony Allen iffy for Wednesday w/ eye injury
      Tony Allen suffered a corneal abrasion in his right eye on Tuesday and is questionable to play on Wednesday against the Spurs.

      Advice: If Allen's out it's going to leave a big dent in the defensive scheme of Memphis, while Courtney Lee, Vince Carter and Tayshaun Prince would all see some extra minutes against the Spurs. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:22 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Uta
    • Tony Allen goes leaves game after hard fall
      Tony Allen left Tuesday's game after a hard fall and is questionable to return.

      Advice: It will be interesting to see if he returns to the game and we will be sure to update his status as soon as we know more. If Allen were to miss time, Tayshaun Prince and Vince Carter will see a bump in their minutes, but still won't be worth picking up in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:22 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Uta
    • Shabazz Muhammad stays hot with 21 points
      Shabazz Muhammad hit 9-of-17 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points, four rebounds, zero assists and three steals in Tuesday's loss to Washington.

      Advice: Muhammad is really firing on all cylinders right now and hurting Corey Brewer in the process. He's averaging 18.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals on 48 percent shooting over his last five games, and while the scoring is great, just beware he's not going to help you in many other areas outside of rebounds and steals. He still looks like a solid pick up though, as long as Kevin Martin is in street clothes after wrist surgery. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:00 pm
    • Corey Brewer awful in loss to Washington
      Corey Brewer hit just 2-of-7 shots for four points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Brewer really hurt his owners tonight and Shabazz Muhammad would have been a better daily play in hindsight. He's coming off two really strong games and owners should still give him consideration in starting lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:56 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Por
    • J.R. Smith (foot) out Tuesday vs. Dallas
      J.R. Smith (foot) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, and his status for Thursday's game vs. Chicago remains uncertain.

      Advice: That means that Tim Hardway Jr. will get all the minutes he can handle, and he'll make for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Hardaway Jr. has gone for 18, 16, and 23 points in his last three outings while seeing his minutes in the 30s, and with Smith's status uncertain for Thursday, he makes for a decent add in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:21 pm
       
      Injured
    • Rumor: Rockets still targeting Corey Brewer
      The Rockets are reportedly still trying find a deal that would net them Corey Brewer, though nothing is imminent.

      Advice: The Rockets' coaching staff likes what Brewer can offer to the team, but if he did land in Houston, his value would go in the tank. However, with nothing being imminent, this is just something to note for now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:25 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Por
    • Wilson Chandler (illness) feeling much better
      Wilson Chandler is feeling much better, and given the fact his illness has not forced him to miss any time, we're considering him probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: Chandler is having a solid season in Denver with averages of 14.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 three-pointers, 0.8 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game. Injuries will always be a concern with Wilson, but as long as he's healthy, he'll be worth owning for his across-the-board production. However, there have been a few trade rumors involving Chandler, and a move to another team would likely hurt his value. This may be a sell-high moment. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:02 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) out Wednesday vs. MEM
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) will miss Wednesday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Leonard again had x-rays taken on his sore right hand following Monday's game vs. Portland, but they revealed no fracture. The Spurs are currently awaiting the results of further testing that is being performed today in San Antonio, and we'll keep you posted as soon as details become available. Leonard was seen holding his hand and wincing in pain throughout Monday's game, and with the Spurs main focus set on a title run, he could miss some extended time here. Marco Bellineli and Manu Ginobili will see some increased opportunity with Leonard sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:58 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm vs LAC
    • Evan Fournier will practice in full Tuesday
      Evan Fournier is expected to go through a full practice on Tuesday.

      Advice: Fournier took an elbow from Tyler Hansbrough during Monday's game that sent him to the locker room, but he was able to return, and it's not looking like he'll be forced to miss any time. We'll consider him probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics, but owners will want to check back for an official update closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:09 pm
    • Kobe Bryant scores 21 in loss on Monday
      Kobe Bryant scored 21 points on 8-for-26 shooting to go along with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two three-pointers during Monday's loss to the Pacers.

      Advice: Bryant also set the Lakers' franchise record for fouls during the game, but wasn't in any mood to celebrate the dubious distinction. "We couldn't throw the ball in the ocean sitting on a boat. Tonight was one of those nights," Kobe said. "Sometimes you've got to pat yourself on the back for such an atrocious job." We previously wrote that Kobe was returning top-40 value and his per-game numbers check in at top 50-90 in 8- and 9-cat leagues respectively. Our apologies for the error. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:53 am
    • Kawhi Leonard scores 21 points vs. Blazers
      Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points against the Blazers during a 108-95 loss on Monday to go with nine rebounds, four assists and one block in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He made 7-of-18 from the field and did a lot of his scoring off the dribble. His usage rate tonight was higher than any game in his career with at least 15 minutes on the court. On the downside, he is shooting much worse on pull-ups this season, which explains the 6.8 percent dip in field goal percentage. Leonard has been a top-20 player on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:51 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm vs LAC
    • C.J. Miles returned to action on Monday December 15. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:28 pm
    • Williams scores 18 points off the bench
      Lou Williams scored 18 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 6-of-14 shots (including a three) with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Williams will be streaky in his bench role but he's a must-own player as long as DeMar DeRozan is out. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:09 pm
    • Fournier returns to the game, scores 11
      Evan Fournier left Monday's loss to the Raptors after taking an inadvertent elbow from Tyler Hansbrough, but returned to finish with 11 points, three boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Fournier hit 4-of-10 shots and he's showing some signs of life since hitting rock bottom with owners over the past few weeks. Give him a look but giving him anything more than a late-round grade would be overly optimistic. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:07 pm
    • Jared Dudley plays 31 minutes as fill in
      Jared Dudley replaced Jabari Parker (knee) after his knee injury on Monday, finishing with 10 points, two rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: Coach Jason Kidd hasn't been playing Dudley too much with just 18.9 minutes per game on the season, but it's fair to think he'll get his playing time to around 26-28 minutes per game. He'll have a chance to make 1.5 treys per game, which puts him on the radar in standard leagues. Unless you hate the guy on the end of your bench, it's probably better to wait and see how things go on Wednesday against the Blazers. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:39 pm
    • Stuckey posts 20-10-7 line in blowout win
      Rodney Stuckey lit up the Lakers in Monday's 110-91 blowout win, scoring 20 points on 6-of-14 shooting with 10 rebounds and seven assists.

      Advice: Stuckey didn't hit a three or get a steal or block, but this is a very nice line to go with a pretty solid hot streak. George Hill will return at some point and knock him down a few pegs, and until then he's probably a coin flip's chance to retain low-end value in standard 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:31 pm
    • Gerald Green takes 15 treys, makes two
      Gerald Green launched 15 attempts from beyond the arc on Monday against the Bucks, making just two of them on his way to 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in 40 minutes.

      Advice: He was not bashful tonight and a lot of shots from Green is nothing new. Goran Dragic could miss another game or two, so Green should have some decent short-term value. Additionally, no player has taken more treys in a game this season than Gerald did tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:20 pm
    • Miles scores 20 points off the bench
      C.J. Miles (knee) played on Monday and scored 20 points with three triples in 26 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Miles hit 8-of-16 shots and had just one steal in the rest of his line, highlighting why he's not worth much in fantasy leagues. He's hot right now and also an injury risk, so give him a look as a shorter-term play and cross your fingers if you take the plunge. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:05 pm
    • Young scores 18 points with two threes
      Nick Young hit 6-of-12 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in Monday's blowout loss.

      Advice: Young hit 4-of-4 free throws and logged 23 minutes. The defensive stats are a nice bonus and he is a nice top 80-120 value (9/8 cat) when on the floor this year. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:56 pm
    • Mayo leaves game with hamstring injury
      O.J. Mayo left Monday's game with a hamstring injury and returned to start the second half.

      Advice: Now that Jabari Parker has gone down to a serious looking knee injury, his outlook has actually improved tonight. We'll be monitoring this game closely and for what it's worth Mayo has nine points, four rebounds, four turnovers and one three in 20 minutes mid-way through the third quarter. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:39 pm
       
      Player Note
      O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    • Evan Fournier catches elbow, leaves game
      Evan Fournier caught a bad elbow from Tyler Hansbrough and left the game on Monday.

      Advice: It was bad. Hansbrough came down with an elbow after going for a rebound. Fournier might be checked for a concussion and he's probably going to need stitches. If he's out, Elfrid Payton would pick up minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:31 pm
    • Goran Dragic will not play on Monday
      Goran Dragic (back) will not play against the Bucks on Monday.

      Advice: His back flared up on him on Friday and he missed Sunday, so he could miss additional time. Although, it's somewhat encouraging that the Suns ruled him out just a little over an hour before the game started. With Dragic out, expect to see more of Eric Bledsoe handling the offense. Gerald Green and Isaiah Thomas also get upticks. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:22 pm
    • C.J. Miles is coming off the bench on Monday
      C.J. Miles will come off the bench on Monday night against the Lakers.

      Advice: Solomon Hill is going to start again next to C.J. Watson, Rodney Stuckey, David West and Roy Hibbert. Miles had a 30-point game the last time he was healthy, but he had an injury on Friday. He could be valuable in fantasy leagues, but the lack of durability makes him tough to pick up. Hill is not a fantasy option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:24 pm
    • J.R. Smith (plantar fasciitis) skips practice
      J.R. Smith (foot) did not practice on Monday.

      Advice: Smith was announced as a starter on Sunday, but then he was ruled out just moments before tipoff. Considering he's dealing with a plantar fascia tear, it's going to be an issue of pain tolerance for Smith that will determine his availability moving forward. With Iman Shumpert (shoulder) already out, Tim Hardaway Jr. could soon find himself playing big minutes after logging 30-plus in each of his last two. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:45 am
       
      Injured
    • C.J. Miles will return to the lineup Monday
      Updating a previous item, C.J. Miles (knee) will return to the lineup on Monday against the Lakers.

      Advice: Miles was considered questionable, but he's expected to give it a go. It's not clear if he'll start or come off the bench, but Solomon Hill's already-limited outlook takes a hit with Miles available. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 8:14 am
    • Goran Dragic's back flared up on him Friday
      Goran Dragic's back initially flared up on him on Friday against the Pistons.

      Advice: "You get cold and it's more stiff," Dragic said. "It was better (Saturday) when we did therapy. (Sunday), we didn't have practice and it is even tighter." Dragic should be considered questionable to play on Monday against the Bucks, and if he can't give it a go, look for Isaiah Thomas and Eric Bledsoe to make up for Dragic's absence, with Gerald Green collecting some extra time as well. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 7:48 am
    • C.J. Miles listed as questionable vs. Lakers
      C.J. Miles (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Lakers.

      Advice: Miles didn't play on Saturday against the Blazers, and his status is up in the air once again. If he can't suit up, Solomon Hill is expected to take his place in the starting lineup. As a starter in the small forward spot, Hill is averaging 9.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and a 3-pointer on 43 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 6:36 am
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) just misses 5x5 line
      Kawhi Leonard (bruised hand) set a career high with six blocks during Sunday's win over the Nuggets, while also tying his career high with five steals.

      Advice: Leonard also scored 18 points with eight rebounds, four assists and only one turnover. He's playing a career-high 31.9 minutes per game this season, racking up elite fantasy value with 14.8 points (46.0 percent FGs, 75.0 percent FTs), 1.0 threes, 7.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.5 blocks. Those numbers aren't likely to dip as the season progresses but they could easily improve, giving Leonard nice upside after a relatively slow start to the season. Tonight's performance made him the first Spurs player since David Robinson in 1992 to record six blocks and five steals in the same game. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 8:02 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm vs LAC
    • Corey Brewer sets career high w/ nine assists
      Corey Brewer scored 10 points and set a new career high with nine assists vs. the Lakers on Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, six rebounds and two steals in just 32 minutes.

      Advice: The Lakers' porous defense deserves some credit for Brewer's assist total, and he's been handling the ball far more than usual with Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Mo Williams (back) both on the sidelines. Brewer is essentially a steals specialist with enough upside to merit ownership in 12-team leagues, especially while Kevin Martin is on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:56 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Por
    • Shabazz Muhammad ties career-high w/ 28 pts
      Shabazz Muhammad tied his career-high with 28 points in Sunday's tough loss to the Lakers, making 12-of-21 shots with nine rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 27 minutes.

      Advice: Muhammad's rebounds were one shy of his season high, and anyone lucky enough to start him tonight will happily overlook his lack of assists (one), steals (zero) and blocks (zero). He's been nowhere near standard-league fantasy value this season, and won't play the Lakers every night, so he should stay unowned on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:12 pm
    • Nick Young held to seven points in 24 minutes
      Nick Young was limited to seven points in 24 minutes off the bench in Sunday's road win, making 2-of-9 shots with one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He added just one rebound with two steals and wouldn't be worth owning if he didn't score at a prodigious clip -- fortunately for his owners, he'd averaged 17.7 points over the Lakers' past nine games. Young's offensive firepower is essential for the Lakers as the season progresses, making him a worthwhile player to own in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:08 pm
    • Kobe Bryant passes MJ on all-time points list
      Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list on Sunday, moving into third-place with 32,310 career points.

      Advice: The Black Mamba's legacy is secured by five NBA championships, 16 All-Star appearances, a league MVP award and two Olympic gold medals, among other accolades. Overtaking MJ on the league's scoring list is a memorable achievement and the Wolves even paused the game in Minnesota to honor Kobe. His 25.4 points per game this season have been tainted for fantasy owners by lousy 38.7 percent shooting, an unfortunate reality which should improve as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 6:59 pm
    • Gerald Green scores 15 points in start Sunday
      Gerald Green started in place of Goran Dragic (back) during Sunday's loss to the Thunder, scoring 15 points with seven boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He was the best player on the floor for the Suns, but still shot just 5-of-13 overall. It is unclear how much time Dragic will have to miss, but Green should be picked up in most leagues if he is available. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 6:58 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard (hand) active for Sunday's game
      Kawhi Leonard (hand) will give it a go on Sunday despite still being sore.

      Advice: After resting for two games, Leonard looks set to play against the Nuggets and owners will want to make sure he is in their active lineups. We will let you know how he does after the game, but it appears he has finally turned the corner with his hand injury. Marco Belinelli takes a huge hit with this news and should be cut in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:12 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm vs LAC
    • J.R. Smith (heel) now out for Sunday's game
      J.R. Smith (heel) is now out for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: He was announced as a starter prior to the game but has now been officially ruled out. This is a tough blow for his owners as he could have been looking at a decent increase in minutes with Iman Shumpert (shoulder) on the sidelines. Tim Hardaway Jr. will be the biggest beneficiary of this news, and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 4:04 pm
       
      Injured
    • Gerald Green will start on Sunday vs. OKC
      Gerald Green will enter the starting lineup on Sunday with Goran Dragic (back) sidelined.

      Advice: Green usually performs when given the minutes, so he'll make for a quality play in daily leagues with Dragic sidelined. Eric Bledsoe will also see his value go up as he'll be tasked with running the Suns' offense, and Isaiah Thomas will benefit as well, as he’s bound for more minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 3:20 pm
    • Goran Dragic (back) out Sunday vs. OKC
      Goran Dragic (lower back strain) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Thunder, and Gerald Green will start in his place.

      Advice: Gerald Green, Isaiah Thomas, and Eric Bledsoe will all see an uptick in value with Dragic sidelined, and all of those guys will make for quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 3:08 pm
    • J.R. Smith (heel) will start Sunday vs. TOR
      J.R. Smith (heel) will replace Iman Shumpert (out, shoulder) in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: Smith has been very hit-or-miss this season, so he makes for a risky option in daily leagues. Tim Hardaway Jr. loses some luster with Smith returning to the lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 2:59 pm
       
      Injured
    • Scott calls coaching Nick Young 'interesting'
      Lakers' head coach Byron Scott described coaching Nick Young as an "interesting" experience, but also "fun."

      Advice: "He cares about winning," Scott said. "That’s the thing I love about him the most. He’s a player that likes to play around and have fun and practice and enjoys playing... But when we lose games, he takes it pretty hard. That’s very important." Swaggy P, or I.D.M. (I don't miss) has been a bright spot for LA this season, and is currently averaging 15.7 points and 2.5 three-pointers per game. He's worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 12:07 pm
    • Kobe Bryant to continue running some point
      Coach Byron Scott said that Kobe Bryant will continue playing some point guard for the Lakers moving forward.

      Advice: Coach Scott added that the only reason he took Bryant out against the Spurs was because he has winded. Owners shouldn't view this as a bad thing considering the Mamba has the ball in his hands most of the time anyways, but it does negatively impact the stock of Ronnie Price and Jeremy Lin. If anything, Kobe could see a bump in his assists with the added responsibility. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 9:50 am
    • Ben McLemore hits a couple late treys
      Ben McLemore hit a couple late triples to salvage his stat line on Saturday, finishing with 14 points, six rebounds, one assist, one block and four 3-pointers on 5-of-14 from the field.

      Advice: The good news is that he attempted a lot of shots, but it's fair to say he's been a bit of a disappointment while the Kings asked him to step up. McLemore's usage was very low earlier this season while the Kings were healthy, so it's going to be tough to count on him in standard leagues. He's a decent stash, though. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 9:27 pm
    • James Harden drops third trip-dub of career
      James Harden logged the third triple-double of his career on Saturday with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He did make just 7-of-20 from the field, which dropped his season shooting to just 41.7 percent. On the other hand, he's made 89.1 percent of his 9.6 free throws per game, which boost his true shooting percentage to 57.8 percent. Harden is the third-best player in fantasy leagues despite his poor shooting and turnovers. He's a monster everywhere else, though. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 9:11 pm
    • Wilson Chandler plays 31 minutes
      Wilson Chandler (illness) played 31 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday with nine points, nine rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: There are some trade rumors swirling on Chandler, which makes sense because he's playing well. Chandler is worth owning in standard leagues now, but a trade would likely destroy his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 8:43 pm
    • Courtney Lee scores 19 points with five dimes
      Courtney Lee had 19-point game against the 76ers on Saturday with three rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He hasn't had a big game in a while and posted just No. 109 value in standard leagues in the past two weeks. Lee has been efficient, adds steals, hits triples and doesn't turn the ball over, so he should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 8:24 pm
    • O.J. Mayo scores six in 11 minutes
      O.J. Mayo scored six points against the Clippers on Saturday with one assist and two turnovers in 11 minutes.

      Advice: It's his second game in his last four with minutes under 14 and he's made just 40 percent from the field on the year, so it's going to be awfully tough to trust him. Mayo is going to need to string together about five games in a row for fantasy owners in most leagues to consider grabbing him. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:46 pm
       
      Player Note
      O.J. Mayo Mil - PG,SG
    • Evan Fournier looks great again on Saturday
      Evan Fournier had an effective night against the Hawks on Saturday with 19 points, five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

      Advice: Elfrid Payton had a nice little showcase, but coach Jacque Vaughn is all about Fournier again -- rightfully so. He is not much of a stat-sheet filler, so he's more of a low-end player to own in standard leagues with a little extra bonus for his 1.8 treys. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:05 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey grabs 14 boards, scores 14
      Rodney Stuckey grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds against the Blazers on Saturday with 14 points, two assists, one steal and two turnovers.

      Advice: It was just his third double-digit rebound game in his career, which is interesting considering tonight was his 500th game in the regular season. Stuckey's minutes have held steady lately and the team will ask him to play more at shooting guard to help with the loss of C.J. Miles. He should have some low-end value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 6:24 pm
    • C.J. Miles (bruised knee) out on Saturday
      C.J. Miles (knee) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday.

      Advice: He hoped to play, but the Pacers are probably smart enough to know that using Miles at less than 100 percent is a dangerous game. Solomon Hill and Chris Copeland figure to get more minutes with Hill having the bigger upside in fantasy leagues. Miles can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 2:03 pm
    • Wilson Chandler (illness) will play Saturday
      Wilson Chanlder (illness) will play in Saturday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: This is excellent news as the illness wasn't serious enough to make him miss any action. Chandler has run away with the starting small forward spot in Denver and has become a must-start option in all leagues. There are some rumors floating around about a trade to Oklahoma City, but a deal at this point looks unlikely and owners shouldn't be too concerned. Deploy him with confidence Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 10:23 am
    • Wilson Chandler (illness) probable Saturday
      Wilson Chandler (illness) is listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: Owners shouldn't be too concerned, as the illness isn't thought to be serious. Chandler has been fantastic this season, and has become a must-start option in fantasy leagues. His name has been floated around in trade rumors but it shouldn't have an impact on his play. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 9:14 am
    • Kobe doesn't pass Jordan on 7-of-22 night
      Kobe Bryant hit just 7-of-22 shots in Friday's win over the Spurs, scoring 22 points with five rebounds, nine assists, four steals, one three and 7-of-8 makes from the foul line.

      Advice: The terrible efficiency doesn't hurt as bad when he's getting it one in other categories like this, but nothing really changes with his value after a night like this. He needs nine points to pass Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list and he'll get that in Minnesota on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 12:51 am
    • Nick Young sprinkles swagger all over SA
      Nick Young hit 9-of-14 shots (including a crazy game-winner), six threes and hit all five of his free throws to finish with 29 points on Friday against the Spurs.

      Advice: We'll spare you all the Swaggy quotes from after the game because you're going to hear them everywhere else for a few days. Let's just say the man doesn't lack confidence and he makes a depressing basketball team much easier to watch. And he should be owned in all formats based on his solid late-round value when on the floor this year. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 12:48 am
    • Dragic posts big 18-5-5 line in loss
      Goran Dragic scored 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds, five assists and two steals in the Suns' 105-103 home loss to the reeling Pistons on Friday.

      Advice: This was a bad loss for the Suns and for Dragic and Eric Bledsoe's (16 points, five boards, two threes, one steal, one block) owners it's bad news that Isaiah Thomas is back. We like Bledsoe to hold his value better than Dragic, so if you own Dragic this is a good time to see what you can get in return via trade. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 12:28 am
    • Green scores three points in 21 minutes
      Gerald Green hit just 1-of-7 shots (1-of-6 3PTs) for three points, one rebound, one assist and one block in 21 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: This had nothing to do with the return of Isaiah Thomas -- Green was just bad. He's been worth owning in standard leagues and one game shouldn't change that, but he could become more of a borderline play as loses a handful of touches. In any event, he's going to be a boom or bust play on most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 12:17 am
    • Caldwell-Pope gets his revenge vs. Suns
      Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 5-of-9 shots (including a big one late right in front of the Suns' bench) for 14 points, five boards, three steals and two threes on Friday.

      Advice: Markieff Morris put KCP on blast saying he had no heart after a late miss when these teams met last, so when he hit that big shot it really fired the Detroit side up. His fantasy value has been terrible this season and Jodie Meeks returned tonight, so owners can ignore this performance. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 11:04 pm
    • Sweet Lou scores 26 points with five treys
      Lou Williams scored 26 points on 9-of-18 shooting (including five threes) with four rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Williams is a top 90-100 play on the season in just 21 mpg, which he is going to get on most nights while DeMar DeRozan is out. He's a must-own player right now, but expect inconsistency and see if he was dropped during this recent cold streak. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 10:03 pm
    • Miles hoping to return on Saturday vs. POR
      C.J. Miles hopes to return for Saturday's game against the Blazers after leaving Friday's game due to a bruised left knee.

      Advice: Owners should know by now not to chase Miles' numbers and that's before we consider his durability issues. But for what it's worth it sounds like this injury is minor. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 9:52 pm
    • Evan Fournier scores 18 points
      Evan Fournier scored 18 points with six rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers against the Hawks on Friday in 34 minutes.

      Advice: His minutes dipped significantly on Wednesday with just 21 against the Wizards, but he was back up to his normal allotment tonight. The more the Magic lose games the more likely they'll be giving Elfrid Payton more minutes. Fournier is still worth owning in standard leagues, but he's probably going to have some ups and downs. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 8:08 pm
    • Victor Oladipo scores 21 points vs. ATL
      Victor Oladipo made three 3-pointers and 8-of-12 from the field for 21 points against the Hawks on Friday with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He's starting to come around and has scored at least 16 points in each of his last four games. Oladipo hasn't been hitting on all cylinders on the other areas of the stat sheet with season averages of just 4.0 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.4 steal, 0.2 blocks and 1.0 triples. He still has a bit of a buy-low window, but it'll close quickly now that he's getting consistent minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 8:04 pm
    • C.J. Miles (knee) out for game on Friday
      C.J. Miles suffered a bruised left knee on Friday and will not return.

      Advice: Well, he had a bruised knee earlier in the game and the team said he would return. After returning, he was ruled out later in the game. Miles is about as durable as Mr. Glass, so it's going to be very hard to count on him in fantasy leagues. Solomon Hill and Chris Copeland will benefit sans Miles. He finished with five points, one rebound, two steals and one 3-pointer. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 5:58 pm
    • Shabazz Muhammad will play on Friday
      Shabazz Muhammad (ankle) is available to play on Friday night against the Thunder.

      Advice: He should be fine and was probable for this game. Muhammad is really not doing anything expect scoring, so he's going to struggle to hold value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 4:06 pm
    • OKC after Wilson Chandler?
      The Thunder have inquired about acquiring Wilson Chandler from the Nuggets, according to Chris Mannix of SI.com.

      Advice: Nothing is imminent, the Nuggets are 10-12, and Danilo Gallinari is not healthy, so Chandler will likely be with the Nuggets for a little while longer. He's been fantastic with the Nuggets recently and a trade would destroy his fantasy value. If he gets dealt, Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur and Gary Harris would all benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 1:54 pm
    • What back injury? James Harden scores 44
      James Harden put the Rockets on his back during a 113-109 overtime win against the Kings on Thursday, scoring a season-high 44 points with four rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He made 14-of-32 from the field and 13-of-15 from the line and had the ball in his hands throughout the night in 48 minutes. Harden is leading the NBA in scoring at 26.4 points per game while also posting averages of 6.2 boards, 6.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 triples. He's a stat factory and his shooting percentage is starting to come around, too. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 11:16 pm
    • Ben McLemore scores 21 points vs. Rockets
      Ben McLemore scored 21 points against the Rockets on Thursday with two rebounds, two assist and two 3-pointers in 46 minutes.

      Advice: It's his third 20-point game of the season and he's been up and down in a big way. McLemore saw his playing time dip to just 22.3 minutes per game in his three previous games, so 46 minutes tonight came as a surprise. He's more of a player to stash and his owners can probably expect him to improve as the year goes on. He's put up No. 117 value in standard leagues over the previous two weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 10:41 pm
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