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    • Jefferson ties season-high with 16 points
      Richard Jefferson tied a season-high with 16 points in Monday's win over the Pelicans, hitting 5-of-6 shots (2-of-2 3PTs, 4-of-4 FTs) with five rebounds and one block in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Both the Chandler boys are day-to-day with their injuries and the return of either of them will probably kill any value that Jefferson has. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:23 pm
    • Aminu quiet but grabs four steals in win
      Al-Farouq Aminu was quiet in Monday's win, scoring just two points with two rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes, but did manage to have four steals to somewhat save his night.

      Advice: Aminu has been a top 75-85 player for his last 15 games and a top 100-130 (9/8 cat) player over his last 30 games. This dud isn't going to do anything great for his perceived value and maybe this ride is ending for owners, but if you owned him for the last two months you were certainly doing so at a profit. Clearly for that sample size his value isn't really attached to injury absences and the like, but rather what he's doing in his standard 20-25 mpg. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:20 pm
    • Wiggins steps up the counting stats on Mon
      Andrew Wiggins scored 18 points on 5-of-16 shooting (8-of-10 FTs) with three rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block in Monday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: This is an early taste of what his stat-set will look like whenever (if) Kevin Martin finally gives way. Increased touches help smooth out the rough edges whenever he misses out on a category, as he did with the field goal shooting and lack of a 3-pointer tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:57 pm
    • Thad posts solid line in 25 minutes on Monday
      Thaddeus Young scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 25 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Warriors.

      Advice: Young has leveled out with late mid-round value so far during his time in Brooklyn and that will probably improve by a round or two once he's fully integrated into their system. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:22 pm
    • P.J. Tucker goes off for 20 points, 14 boards
      P.J. Tucker scored 20 points with 14 boards, three assists and one 3-pointer against the Heat on Monday.

      Advice: He crashed the boards all night and played a team-high 41 minutes tonight. Following the game, coach Jeff Hornacek said after the game that his team is "soft" and the Suns "look like a high school team." Tucker is not soft at all and those quotes suggest he is a lock for minutes in the upper 30s. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:18 pm
    • James Johnson scores just four points in W
      James Johnson scored four points with one rebound, one assist, one steal and two blocks against the 76ers during a 114-103 win on Monday.

      Advice: It was a far cry from his big 14-point, three-block game on Saturday, but the defense was still there. Johnson is such a stud on defense and he still has 26.8 minutes per game over his last five, averaging 8.6 points, 3.6 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.0 steals on 62.5 percent from the field. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:11 pm
    • DeMar DeRozan scores season-high 35 points
      DeMar DeRozan exploded for a season-high 35 points against the 76ers during a 114-103 win, adding nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

      Advice: It was against the 76ers, but DeRozan needed this one in a big way. He is coming off a putrid February, averaging 16.7 points, 4.2 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.2 treys on 33.9 percent from the field. With Kyle Lowry (finger) likely out for a couple, DeMar can start to get it going. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:54 pm
    • Kevin Martin, Nikola Pekovic out Monday
      Kevin Martin (illness) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not play against the Clippers on Monday.

      Advice: The Wolves will start Gorgui Dieng and Gary Neal. Coach Flip Saunders said that the flus is going around and their assistant coach won't be at the arena. Martin still isn't a must-start player now that he has one game on the sidelines this week. Neal is also a risky play. We should get a lot of Andrew Wiggins. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Robert Covington, Jason Richardson out Monday
      Robert Covington (elbow) and Jason Richardson (rest) will not play Monday against the Raptors.

      Advice: The 76ers are going to start Isaiah Canaan, JaKarr Sampson, Luc Mbah a Moute, Nerlens Noel and Henry Sims in a bigger lineup. As for Covington, he has a shot to play Wednesday and his elbow injury doesn't sound severe. That said, his owners will probably want to bench him given how he hasn't played well. To be clear, he should be owned in all leagues. Jerami Grant and Hollis Thompson benefit more than Sampson does for most fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:27 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young is questionable for Tuesday
      Nick Young (knee) is questionable to play against the Hornets on Tuesday.

      Advice: He's been out for three games with swelling in his left knee, which was a problem for him earlier this season. Young has also been in the news for his off-the-court comments regarding his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. Young can be left on the wire in most leagues while his possible return may hurt Wes Johhson, Jeremy Lin and Wayne Ellington the most. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:06 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • Jared Dudley ready to roll for Tuesday night
      Jared Dudley (knee) will play against the Nuggets on Tuesday.

      Advice: He missed Saturday due to some soreness in his knee cap and looks to be in the clear. Interestingly, every fantasy owner's favorite headache, Ersan Ilyasova, stepped up while Dudley was down, so that is the major fantasy implication here. While Dudley isn't worth owning, it'll be interesting to see what happens with Ghostface Ilya. Dudley isn't worth owning in most leagues while Ilyasova is worth a look -- add at your own risk of course. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:25 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Kevin Martin suddenly questionable w/ illness
      Kevin Martin (illness) is questionable to play on Monday vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: If Martin can't suit up, expect Andrew Wiggins to be at the epicenter of whatever Minnesota tries to do against Los Angeles. And if the veteran is sidelined, it's possible Gary Neal would slide into the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:32 am
       
      Injured
    • Henry Walker expected to get second 10-day
      The Heat are expected to sign Henry Walker ot a second 10-day contract, sources told Real GM.

      Advice: No surprise here. Bill.I.Am has made an impression during his short stint in Miami, and he'll continue to get a ton of opportunity with Chris Bosh out for the season and the Heat paper-thin behind Hassan Whiteside in the frontcourt. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:11 am
    • DeMarre Carroll back at practice on Monday
      DeMarre Carroll (rest) was back at practice on Monday.

      Advice: After sitting Saturday's game to rest, Carroll should be back out there in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:02 am
    • Rodney Hood still on minutes limit for now
      Rodney Hood (foot) remains on a minutes limit for the time being.

      Advice: Hood is limited to 10 minutes per half as he works his way back from extended foot issues, and it's not clear when that restriction may be lifted. Elijah Millsap will continue to play extended minutes while Hood works his way back into form. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:00 am
    • Gerald Green wants to play, wants to win more
      Gerald Green admitted he wants to play, but added he'd do whatever is best for the team.

      Advice: "We're all fighting for something – to get in the playoffs. So that's all I'm worried about. I want to play but, even if I don't, I just want to win." Green has played less than 16.5 minutes in three of his last four contests. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:44 am
    • Robert Covington (elbow) will not return Sun.
      Robert Covington suffered a right elbow contusion during Sunday's game vs. the Pacers and he will not return.

      Advice: Luckily, the injury doesn't sound serious and we will consider Covington questionable to play against the Raptors on Monday. If Covington is forced to miss any additional time, more minutes will be available for players such as Hollis Thompson and Jerami Grant. Covington finished Sunday's game with 12 points, three boards and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:53 pm
       
      Injured
    • Gerald Green starts the second half
      Gerald Green started the second half for the injured Brandon Knight, finishing with four points and one rebound in 14 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

      Advice: He seems to be firmly in the doghouse and has played just 15.5 minutes per game since the break (including the DNP-CD). The Suns appear like they're not going to bring Green back next season and will get a look at their young guys, so he's not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:30 pm
    • Thaddeus Young scores 16 points off bench
      Thaddeus Young scored 16 points against the Mavs on Saturday with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Nets played five road games with Thad and went 3-2, which isn't too shabby considering they lost to the Rockets in one of those. Young's averages in that span include 13.4 points, 4.8 boards 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks and 0.8 treys on 59.0 percent from the field. He's a hold in standard leagues and could see a slight uptick. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:21 pm
    • Al-Farouq Aminu scores 12 points
      Al-Farouq Aminu filled it up against the Nets on Saturday with 12 points, five rebounds, two assists, four steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers on 4-of-4 from the field.

      Advice: He finally turned it around tonight. Aminu had a big chance to put up numbers while the Mavs were without the Chandlers, but his chance to step up is likely dwindling with both guys close to a return. If he's still on the wire, he should probably stay there. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:11 pm
    • Andrew Wiggins scores 25 points in a loss
      Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points in a 101-97 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers on 10-of-22 from the field.

      Advice: Even though Nerlens Noel is making nice little charge, Wiggins is still the heavy favorite for Rookie of the Year. His February numbers were not quite as great as January, averaging 16.8 points, 4.8 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.2 treys on 45.7 percent from the field. He is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:08 pm
    • James Johnson scores 16 points, blocks three
      James Johnson scored 14 points against the Knicks during a 103-98 loss on Saturday with seven rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He's arguably the most valuable player on the Raptors for fantasy value right now. In his last five, Johnson averaged 13.2 points, 4.4 boards 1.2 assists, 2.2 blocks and 1.6 steals on 63.3 percent from the field. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:37 pm
    • DeMar DeRozan has a letdown game vs. NY
      DeMar DeRozan made 3-of-15 from the field for 13 points with three rebounds, two assists, three steals and no turnovers against the Knicks on Saturday.

      Advice: He tried a 360 dunk on a breakaway and he missed it, which sums up how he's playing. Like his teammate Kyle Lowry, he might need some rest, too. In his last five games, DeRozan averaged 13.8 points, 3.2 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.0 treys and 2.4 turnovers on 29.6 percent from the field. He has taken a major step back this season. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:34 pm
    • Henry Walker launches 11 treys
      Henry Walker made his first start of the season on Saturday with 10 points, two rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

      Advice: He attempted 11 treys from behind the arc and coach Erik Spoelstra clearly wants to have him out there for spacing. Walker is actually on the radar in standard leagues and owners in deep leagues should give him a look, but he's still on a 10-day after all. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:14 pm
    • Jared Dudley (knee) out for Saturday
      Jared Dudley (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

      Advice: X-rays were negative on his kneecap and he appears to be day-to-day. However, it's tough to gauge how much time he is going to miss because Dudley did have an issue with his kneecap last year. He can be dropped in most leagues. Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless likely get most of Dudley's minutes. Ilyasova is worth a look in standard leagues and we'll let you know how he does tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:45 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Henry Walker to start, Udonis Haslem to bench
      Henry Walker will start at power forward against the Hawks with Udonis Haslem coming off the bench.

      Advice: With Chris Andersen out, Haslem needs to play backup center for the Heat tonight. Walker has been on a roll lately and he's quickly already climbing into the conversation for 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:17 pm
    • DeMarre Carroll out on Saturday nigth
      DeMarre Carroll will not play against the Heat on Saturday.

      Advice: He is just getting some rest, which the Hawks also did back in January. With Carroll out, we should see a little more of Kent Bazemore on the wing, especially with Thabo Sefoloha (calf) out. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:15 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) out again on Sunday
      Nick Young (knee) will not play against the Thunder on Sunday.

      Advice: He is still dealing with swelling in his knee and the fact that the Lakers ruled him out a day before the game suggests he could miss Tuesday against the Hornets. Wayne Ellngton had a great second half on Friday while Jeremy Lin is finally starting to put some good games together, averaging 16.3 points, 2.0 boards, 4.3 assists and 0.8 treys in his last four. Young can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:36 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • Hood posts versatile line off the bench
      Rodney Hood scored 14 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 5-of-8 shots (including three treys) with two rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 20 minutes.

      Advice: Hood has flashed a handful of versatile lines but otherwise been a 3-point shooter. If he can keep this up it'll go a long way toward establishing some fantasy value, because he's unlikely to get the volume to hold standard league value otherwise. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:50 am
    • Thad plays just 16 minutes on Friday
      Thaddeus Young played just 16 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring nine points on 4-of-7 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds and no other stats.

      Advice: Odd. Young had been trending upward nicely before tonight's setback, and it should be worth noting that Lionel Hollins has been yanking guys around this year. Owners shouldn't do anything crazy like drop him, but we'll certainly be tracking this. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:59 pm
    • Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on knee
      Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on his knee following Friday's game.

      Advice: He said he is dealing with some problems with his kneecap, which bothered him last season. Dudley hasn't played well lately and has clearly been passed by Khris Middleton. If he's out, more minutes will go to Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:54 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Robert Covington cores 13 with two treys
      Robert Covington didn't play well against the Wizards on Friday with 13 points, six boards and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He wasn't benched this time and his minutes should increase a little more than this. Covington was benched on Wednesday due to poor defense, but he wasn't too bad in that department tonight. In his previous February games, he averaged 16.3 points, 5.7 boards, 1.8 assists, 2.4 steals and 3.0 treys. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:03 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young officially out for Friday
      Nick Young (knee) will not play against the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: He was essentially ruled out on Thursday and he is likely going to miss games. Young is in the news most of the time for leading the league in shoekeepers and keeping his right arm tattoo-free strictly for buckets. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:01 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • 76ers going with the same starting five
      Coach Brett Brown he will start the same starting five for Friday against the Wizards.

      Advice: That means it'll be Isaiah Canaan, Jason Richardson, Robert Covington, Luc Mbah a Moute and Nerlens Noel. Covington was benched on Wednesday for poor defense, but he should be back to his old role. Start him. It'll be interesting to see where Jerami Grant fits in after playing 33 minutes. We can probably expect him to log 24-28 minutes tonight. We might see a little more out of Thomas Robinson now that he has shaken hands with Brown. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:25 pm
       
      Injured
    • Scott still doesn't expect Nick Young to play
      Coach Byron Scott said he does not expect Nick Young (knee) to play against the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: He is technically questionable, but there has been nothing to suggest he is going to play. With Young out, we'll see more of Jeremy Lin in the second unit with Wes Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson all expected to score more, too. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:32 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • Gerald Green plays 16 minutes
      Gerald Green played 16 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with two points, one assist and one steal.

      Advice: He was the No. 2 guy off the bench and he only made 1-of-4 from the field. Green was more focused on defense tonight, but he still has a long way to go to getting back in the good graces of his coach. If you want to add someone like Kelly Olynyk for Green, go for it. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:28 am
    • Not Untucked: P.J. Tucker has solid game
      P.J Tucker picked up big minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, one block and one turnover.

      Advice: He played 35 minutes and coach Jeff Hornacek put him in the unenviable position of guarding Russ Westbrook down the stretch. Tucker is racking up stats right now and he's getting consistent minutes, so he should be viewed as a must-own player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:57 pm
    • Poor defense led to Covington's benching Wed.
      76ers' head coach Brett Brown said that Robert Covington's lackluster play on the defensive end was the reason he elected to bench him for the second and third quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Bucks.

      Advice: "The luxury that I have now that we kind of have bodies is you don’t feel a prisoner to somebody like Robert," said Brown. "We’ve got [Jason Richardson] and Hollis Thompson, so there are more options there. That’s not scolding [Covington], it’s just the way the landscape works. It’s a pecking order that’s built on the standards we have defensively." While Covington sat out a large chunk of Wednesday's game, he still put up 13 points with a full line, and hopefully this doesn't become a common occurrence. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:43 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young (knee) says he will not play Fri.
      Nick Young (knee) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and said that he will not play Friday vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: "I don’t think it’s serious," said Lakers coach Byron Scott of Young's knee injury. "But it’s serious enough that he might miss another game or two. I know it’s getting better and the swelling is going down." If Young does indeed sit out on Friday, Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson, and Jeremy Lin will all see some increased opportunity on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:40 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • DeMar DeRozan shares Lowry's trash sentiments
      Using Kyle Lowry's recent comments as a jumping off point, DeMar DeRozan said his game is right in the trash next to Lowry's.

      Advice: DeRozan's recent play hasn't taken as big of a dip as Lowry's, but his averages of 17.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists over his last five games are all down from his season averages. While DeRozan doesn't provide much in terms of peripheral stats, he's still a solid top-75 fantasy player due to his ability to score in bunches. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:00 am
    • P.J. Tucker putting up big numbers
      P.J. Tucker's hot streak continued on Wednesday with 12 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one block and five steals in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He has been logging a lot of playing time at power forward now and his minutes are among the safest on the team. In his last five, Tucker averaged 14.6 points, 8.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 2.2 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.5 treys on 47.3 percent from the field and 81.3 percent from the line. He's worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:04 pm
    • Gerald Green finally gets run, scores 15
      Gerald Green played 21 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He was a DNP-CD on Monday because coach Jeff Hornacek called his number and Green had stepped away to go to the bathroom. He really only needs around 25 minutes per game to put up value in standard leagues, so he should be on your radar. However, it's going to be tough to add him until Hornacek rolls with a consistent rotation on the wing behind Brandon Knight and P.J. Tucker. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:36 pm
    • Thaddeus Young still coming off pine for Nets
      Thaddeus Young once again came off the bench for the Nets, but still managed 19 points, five rebounds and a 3-pointer on 8-of-12 shooting.

      Advice: Maybe the Nets will put him in the starting lineup at some point soon, but even if they don't, Young should continue to improve as he learns how to play with his new teammates. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:48 pm
    • Kevin Martin still hot, scores 28 in win
      Kevin Martin kept it rolling on Wednesday, hitting 10-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 28 points and two steals in an easy win over the Wizards.

      Advice: He's on fire and has scored 21 or more points in six straight games. If you stuck with him through the wrist debacle, he's paying off down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:15 pm
       
      Injured
    • Robert Covington plays well after benching
      Robert Covington was benched for most of the first three quarters and did play the entire fourth quarter, finishing with 13 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He wasn't in his usual spot on the bench for much of this game and it's unclear what exactly happened with him. However, Covington really played well down the stretch and he's very unlikely to be in jeopardy of losing his playing time. He should be considered as a top-50 player in standard leagues, especially after posting second-round value this month. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:21 pm
       
      Injured
    • Al-Farouq Aminu disappears in loss to Hawks
      Al-Farouq Aminu played 27 minutes off the bench Wednesday, but hit just 1-of-7 shots for two points and five rebounds.

      Advice: He's had a couple nice games recently, but owners who have rolled the dice on him have also had to suffer through three duds. It all equals out to 7.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks on 35 percent shooting over his last five games, which just isn't very helpful. And if he can't get it done with Dirk Nowitzki struggling, and Rajon Rondo, Tyson Chandler and Amare Stoudemire in street clothes, the future doesn't look to promising for his consistency. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:57 pm
    • Richard Jefferson scores 10 in loss to Hawks
      Richard Jefferson hit 3-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, four rebounds and an assist in Wednesday's loss at Atlanta.

      Advice: RJ has barely hit double digits in three straight games and is currently starting for Chandler Parsons (ankle), but he's just not doing enough to help fantasy owners much. And with Parsons due back sooner than later, the clock is ticking on RJ being relevant. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:47 pm
    • Henry Walker hits 3-of-13 shots in 33 minutes
      Henry Walker came off the bench and played 33 minutes in Wednesday's overtime win, but hit just 3-of-13 shots and 2-of-11 3-pointers for 10 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: The minutes were there, but his shot wasn't. If the Heat are going to keep giving him minutes, and it looks like they plan to, he's probably worth a flier in deep leagues. He played 21 minutes and scored 11 in his Heat debut on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:30 pm
    • Jerami Grant starts second half for Covington
      Jerami Grant started the second half for Robert Covington on Wednesday.

      Advice: There is no word of an injury and it looks like Covington has been benched for poor play. We'll look for an update following the game or perhaps before that time. Covington should be fine for the weekend. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:39 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nick Young (knee) will not play vs. the Jazz
      Nick Young (knee) will not play vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is coming off a 19-point performance vs. the Celtics on Sunday, so it's a shame that he is going to have to sit this one out. The good news is that an MRI taken on his knee came back negative, but head coach Byron Scott said that Young was still dealing with some swelling. Consider Young day-to-day for now, and expect Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson and Jeremy Lin to all see increased opportunities with Young on the shelf. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:36 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • DeMar DeRozan, Lowry shoot combined 11-of-36
      DeMar DeRozan scored 18 points on 7-of-21 shooting in Tuesday's road loss, while backcourt partner Kyle Lowry scored 11 points on 4-of-15 shooting.

      Advice: DeRozan's fantasy value has tumbled thanks to career-low 39.6 percent shooting this season, and he's been slow to regain his All-Star form since returning from a groin injury in mid-January. He's still a steady top-75 producer in most formats, however, and an uptick in his offensive numbers would vault him into the early rounds. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:41 pm
    • Al-Farouq Aminu grabs 12 boards w/ two blocks
      Al-Farouq Aminu tied his season-high with 12 rebounds in 28 minutes vs. Toronto on Tuesday, adding one steal, two blocks, and nine points on 4-of-9 shooting.

      Advice: Aminu has always had intriguing per-minute stats and that's never been more obvious than this season with Dallas. On a per-36-minute basis he's posting 11.6 points, 1.0 threes, 8.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.9 blocks. Those are solid stats by any measure and he's worth deploying now that he's settled into a 25-minute role off Rick Carlisle's bench. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:37 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) doesn't practice Tuesday
      Nick Young (knee) did not participate during Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: An MRI taken on Young's knee came back negative, but with him sitting out of Tuesday's practice, he looks to be on the doubtful side of questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Utah. If he's unable to go, there will be more minutes for guys like Jeremy Lin, Wes Johnson, and Wayne Ellington. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:55 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • Gerald Green a healthy scratch on Monday
      Gerald Green was a healthy scratch against the Celtics on Monday.

      Advice: Green was set to come off the bench against his former team on Monday, but ended up not seeing the court during the Suns' loss. While Green had played in all but one game this season, it looks like he's in danger to losing his spot in the Suns' rotation to Archie Goodwin and can be dropped in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:20 am
    • Tucker double-doubles in loss to BOS
      P.J. Tucker double-doubled in Monday's loss, putting up 13 and 12 with two steals in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Tucker hit 4-of-10 shots (no threes) from the field and all five of his free throws, building off a solid 20-point outing from Saturday. He's hard to trust, but perhaps the changes in Phoenix will break in his favor and one way or another he's worth a hard look right now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:00 pm
    • Thaddeus Young scores an efficient 15
      Thaddeus Young scored 15 points on 6-of-11 from the field during a 110-82 win over the Nuggets on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He only played 12 minutes in his Brooklyn debut on Friday and doubled his playing time tonight. Young is logging most of his playing time at power forward, but he does have a handful of minutes at small forward, which helps his upside. Considering the Nets have gone with such small lineups, Thad could start soon. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:30 pm
    • James Johnson scores 15 points vs. Pelicans
      James Johnson kept things rolling along with 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting, five rebounds, one block and one triple over 35 minutes in another start on Monday against the Pelicans.

      Advice: Johnson has been producing at a mid-round level for a couple of weeks now and it's possible the Raptors have realized he needs to play more. Minutes have been his only problem this season but for now he should be owned in most standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:05 pm
    • Andrew Wiggins scores 30 on 20th birthday
      Andrew Wiggins was tremendous against the Rockets during a 113-102 loss on Monday, scoring 30 points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

      Advice: He set the NBA record for most points scored on a player's 20th birthday, breaking Michael Beasley's previous record of 23. Wiggins is coming out of his slump, averaging 17.8 points, 5.3 boards, 2.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.7 turnovers on 50.6 percent from the field in his last six. He seems like a lock for Rookie of the Year and is a must-start player again. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:21 pm
    • Dudley goes scoreless on Monday vs. Bulls
      Jared Dudley was demoted to a bench role on Monday and missed all four of his shot attempts, finishing with no points as the Bulls had no mercy on his soul.

      Advice: Dudley managed two steals, one board and one assist and he has been slowly trending down over the past week. After a night like this, owners have to be thinking about a drop and if there's any slightly better than average free agent it's an easy call. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:40 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Covington steals five, scores 16
      Robert Covington scored 16 points with four rebounds, two assists, five steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Heat on Monday.

      Advice: He had all five steals in the first quarter and he has stepped up in the steals department as a shooting guard, stealing six in his first start at shooting guard this season. Covington has at least three treys in five of his last six games and has 3.0 per game in February. He's a must-start player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:30 pm
       
      Injured
    • Henry Walker scores 11 points
      Henry Walker made his season debut on Monday with 11 points, one rebound and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

      Advice: It was his first game since 2012 and he looked pretty good out there. Walker had a sweet dunk driving down the lane and hit a couple treys in the first quarter. He's only on a 10-day deal, but he could get another 10-day based on tonight. He's not worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:06 pm
    • MRI negative on Nick Young (left knee)
      The MRI on Nick Young's left knee came back negative and he is listed as questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has some swelling in his knee for the second time in 2015. Young didn't need to miss any games the last time his knee swelled up on him, so this is just a day-to-day issue. If he doesn't play, his minutes will be distributed to about four other players. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:35 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • Gerald Green coming off the bench on Monday
      Gerald Green will come off the bench against the Celtics on Monday.

      Advice: He played just 11 minutes on Saturday and there is no word of an injury. Green has played poorly in February, averaging 7.0 points, 1.7 boards, 1.9 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.9 treys on 39.6 percent from the field. He has a greater opportunity now, but he's too risky to start in fantasy leagues right now with the Suns getting a look at Archie Goodwin these days. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:42 pm
    • Nick Young doesn't practice, may have MRI
      Nick Young (swollen left knee) did not practice on Monday and may have an MRI following a doctor visit.

      Advice: His knee swelled up on him Monday morning after playing well on Sunday. Young did have a right knee soreness back in January, so this could be some sort of an aggravation. Should Swaggy miss time, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin, Ryan Kelly and Wes Johnson will step up. Johnson and Lin are probably the best players to speculatively grab depending on what you need. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:10 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • Nick Young scores 19 point off Lakers' bench
      Nick Young scored 19 points vs. Boston on Sunday, making 5-of-9 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs with three 3-pointers in his highest-scoring game since Jan. 19.

      Advice: Young added one rebound, one assist, one steal and a rare block during 26 minutes off L.A.'s bench, and his lackluster supporting stats are a big reason why he can't be relied upon in typical fantasy leagues. He was reportedly 15 minutes late to practice but the Lakers haven't confirmed it and he shouldn't face any punishment for Wednesday's game in Utah. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 10:27 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • Richard Jefferson double-doubles in start
      Richard Jefferson started in place of Chandler Parsons (ankle) on Sunday night against the Hornets and did not disappoint with 10 points, 10 boards, four assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: Jefferson turned back the clock tonight and even posterized Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with a vicious dunk, though it was called back as an offensive foul (follow the link below to watch it). Regardless, Jefferson showed that he still has some gas left in the tank, and with Parsons expected to miss at least the next two games, owners in deeper leagues should give him a look. In four previous starts this season, Jefferson averaged 12.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 3-pointers in 28.3 minutes per game, so hopefully he keeps it rolling against the Raptors on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 7:07 pm
    • Robert Covington scores 16 pts in tough loss
      Robert Covington's 16 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals weren't enough to prevent Sunday's 98-103 road loss in Orlando.

      Advice: He shot 6-of-13 from the field and continues to be Philly's most reliable offensive weapon, having scored double-digit points in nine of his past 10 games. Hassan Whiteside may finish as the waiver-wire pickup of the year, but Covington isn't all that far behind. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:15 pm
       
      Injured
    • Richard Jefferson will start vs. Charlotte
      Richard Jefferson will start in place of Chandler Parsons (ankle) for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: While it's Jefferson who gets the nod with the first unit, Al-Farouq Aminu will likely be the primary beneficiary in Parson's absence and is worth a look in deeper leagues with Parsons out for the next three games. In four previous starts this season, Jefferson averaged 12.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 3-pointers in 28.3 minutes per game, so give him a look if those numbers appeal to you. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 4:22 pm
    • James Johnson goes bonkers in loss
      James Johnson was the lone bright spot against the Rockets on Saturday, making 10-of-16 from the field for 27 points with five rebounds, four steals and four blocks in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Unless coach Dwane Casey has something against NBA players with black belts, he is running out of excuses to play Johnson. Clearly, Lou Williams not playing tonight was a factor and the matchup was right for Johnson tonight. He has such a ridiculous upside with the Raptors this season due to his 61.4 percent from the field, so it's extremely tough to leave him on the wire. Plus, Terrence Ross can't get out of his own way. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 9:25 pm
    • Gerald Green plays 11 minutes on Saturday
      Gerald Green played 11 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday with 10 points, one rebound, three assists and two 3-pointers during a 112-107 loss.

      Advice: He hasn't looked great whatsoever. Green made just 5-of-14 from the field on Friday and he may have found himself in the doghouse. Still, the Suns probably aren't going to play Archie Goodwin this much, but the bad news is that Marcus Morris and P.J. Tucker had most of the run at small forward. In fact, all of Green's minutes only came with the starters tonight, which is a bad sign. Unless it's to add a hot free agent, Green is worth holding. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 8:21 pm
    • P.J. Tucker scores 20 points in 26 minutes
      P.J. Tucker scored a season-high 20 points against the Bulls on Saturday with six rebounds, one assist, three steals and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: The Suns do not have the same potency on offense and it's led to Tucker being more involved. That factor should help his chances to score, especially considering he's logged 32 minutes per game in his previous nine games. He won't win you a league, but he's a sneaky top 125-150 guy to own. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 8:07 pm
    • Gerald Green starting again on Saturday
      Gerald Green will remain in the starting lineup for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek has decided to bring Brandon Knight off the bench for his debut, but we doubt that this will be a permanent move. Green played 30 minutes in a start on Friday, scoring 12 points with six assists, but he's been too inconsistent to rely upon in standard leagues. The Suns also added Marcus Thornton at the trade deadline, so owners will want to see how the Suns' rotation shapes up in the coming days. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 3:41 pm
    • Thad Young plays well in 12 minutes
      Thaddeus Young made his Nets debut on Friday, scoring eight points on 4-of-8 shooting with four rebounds and one steal in just 12 minutes.

      Advice: Not bad for the first night and he should have a similar opportunity in Brooklyn that he had in Minnesota, though Young was playing a bit over his head for the last month and will likely settle in as a mid-round value. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:35 am
    • Jared Dudley plays 41 minutes
      Jared Dudley played 41 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday during an 89-81 win, scoring 11 points with eight boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: With Ghostface Ilya (illness) continuing to be an anti-Ironman, Dudley picked up some extra run. Dudley's numbers aren't great this month, averaging 10.7 points, 2.9 boards, 2.1 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.0 treys on 52.8 percent from the field. He's still a low-end guy to own for those who missed out on the wave of pickups from this week. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:34 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Hood (foot) gets back on the floor on Friday
      Rodney Hood (foot) got back on the floor on Friday, logging 10 minutes with six points and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: In context this is a solid return for him but there's not a lot of upside given his deficient stat-set for standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:33 am
    • Aminu sets season-highs with 17 and 12
      Al-Farouq Aminu set season-highs in scoring (17) and rebounding (12) on Friday, and also added a block and 3-pointer in 30 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Aminu has been a top 50-60 asset over the last 15 games and that was good enough to be owned across the board before Chandler Parsons' ankle injury. Parsons will have an MRI on Saturday and it's not necessarily serious, but any time off would only boost Aminu's already rising stock. The concerns over Aminu's checkered past in fantasy leagues are fizzling with every solid night. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:07 am
    • Wiggins scores 20 points in win over Suns
      Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points in the Wolves' 111-109 win over the Suns on Friday, hitting 9-of-15 shots with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 37 minutes.

      Advice: Wiggins is going to fully break out at some point and there's a limited window to buy him low before that happens. That he's bringing this type of output with Kevin Martin and Nikola Pekovic around speaks to his ability to stay in lineups in the meantime. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 11:00 pm
    • Kev-Mart scores 28 points in win vs. PHO
      Kevin Martin scored 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting (1-of-6 3PTs, 7-of-9 FTs) with six rebounds, two assists and one steal in Friday's win over the Suns.

      Advice: Martin doesn't look like he's going to get bought out and he's at peak production levels right now. If your league's trade deadline hasn't passed, you're running out of time to sell high. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Green hits 5-of-14 shots in start vs. Minny
      Gerald Green scored 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with one rebound, six assists and one steal over 30 minutes in a start on Friday.

      Advice: It's unclear if the Suns will start their two point guards in Eric Bledsoe (12 points, seven boards, six assists) and Brandon Knight (DNP), but they'll surely stagger their minutes and Green will fit in around that. His main competition for minutes will come from newly acquired Marcus Thornton, and his situation has improved since Deadline Day making him worth a very hard look in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:33 pm
    • Carroll posts combined six steals/blocks
      DeMarre Carroll scored four points on 2-of-4 shooting with five rebounds, two assists, three steals and three blocks in the Hawks' 105-80 home loss to the Raptors on Friday.

      Advice: Strangely, this might have been the best standard league line of the night for the Hawks, who didn't see a starter play more than 29 minutes. Paul Millsap went for 11 and nine with a steal and block, Al Horford scored seven points with 12 boards, four assists, a steal and a three, and Kyle Korver hit 3-of-13 shots for 11 points, four rebounds, one block and two threes in the loss. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:14 pm
    • Johnson steals two, blocks two vs. Hawks
      James Johnson scored seven points on 3-of-4 shooting with four rebounds, two steals and two blocks over 19 minutes in Friday's road win over the Hawks.

      Advice: This is a James Johnson line if we've seen one, though he didn't knock in a lonely three. Minutes are a problem but production is not right now, so go ahead and ride him while he's hot. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:09 pm
    • DeRozan goes for 21 and eight with a trey
      DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, one assist and three steals in Friday's win.

      Advice: DeRozan has had a disappointing season and a small buy low window might still be open. He has mid-round potential. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:04 pm
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