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  • P.J. Hairston (ankle) out on Monday night
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not play against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: For some reason they upgraded him to questionable, but they're pulling him out 90 minutes before the game. Hairston was losing ground in his brief opportunity, so he's unlikely to be a key contributor. Gary Neal and Gerald Henderson are low-end plays tonight. Rotoworld.com
    22 minutes ago
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs LAC
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is out Monday
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) will not play against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: There was never a doubt that he was going to play and he's expected to miss more time. Expect Gerald Henderson and Gary Neal to pick up the slack. Kidd-Gilchrist is not worth owning in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    23 minutes ago
  • P.J. Hairston now listed as questionable
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) is now listed as questionable on Monday to face the Clippers.

    Advice: He's been limited in practice and it would be a surprise to see him on the court. It will likely be Gerald Henderson and Gary Neal getting most of the minutes on the wing next to Lance Stephenson. Hairston can be left on the wire in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    44 minutes ago
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs LAC
  • Kobe Bryant could miss some practice
    Coach Byron Scott said he plans to rest Kobe Bryant in practice instead of cutting his minutes in minutes in games.

    Advice: The Lakers really do not have a choice right now with Xavier Henry (Achilles) likely done for the season. Bryant has been taking shots at a ridiculous clip and is playing 35.7 minutes per game, but he's shooting a career-worst 38.1 percent from the field. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:13 pm
  • Xavier Henry may have ruptured left Achilles
    Xavier Henry may have suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and is getting an MRI.

    Advice: This is just not right for Henry. He's had multiple severe knee injuries and just can't stay on the court. Hopefully the MRI comes back negative, but the Lakers haven't had the best luck with MRIs in the past two seasons. Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson may get more run without Henry, but neither are fantasy options. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:11 pm
     
    Injured
  • Kevin Martin set for doctor visit on Monday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) is visiting a doctor on Monday.

    Advice: The team should announce his prognosis shortly after, but it's likely going to be at least a month. Andrew Wiggins is rolling and is coming off a career-high 29 points on Saturday while Corey Brewer and Chase Budinger will also benefit. Martin isn't a must-own player right now. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:45 am
     
    Injured
  • Kevin Durant has some contact in practice
    Kevin Durant (foot) went through some contact in practice on Monday.

    Advice: He has a big evaluation coming up on Thanksgiving, but his return is getting close. At the very earliest, he could play Friday, but that would be extremely optimistic. His owner should bench him because he is not even allowed to play on Wednesday because of the NBA's hardship exception. The Thunder only have a Friday game after that. Anyone who grabbed KD in their drafts should feel pretty good right now. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:31 am
     
    Injured
  • Otto Porter is a game-time call on Monday
    Otto Porter (hamstring) is a game-time decision for Tuesday against the Hawks.

    Advice: He was able to go through practice today and he's likely a little closer to probable. Porter had some major issues with is hamstrings in his first offseason in 2013, so the Wizards will likely be careful. Paul Pierce may get a few more minutes coming off a tremendous game on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:24 am
     
    Injured
  • Otto Porter (hamstring) practices on Monday
    Otto Porter (hamstring) was able to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Porter was able to practice in full, so we expect him to be fully ready for the Wizards' next game on Tuesday. It's been an inconsistent season for Porter who has failed to live up to some of the preseason hype. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:58 am
     
    Injured
  • Thaddeus Young returns to practice Monday
    Thaddeus Young (personal) returned to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Young is on track to play on Wednesday against Milwaukee and has returned to the team following the tragic loss of his mother. Our thoughts are with Young and his family. With his return, Anthony Bennett should be heading back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:45 am
     
    Injured
  • Kyle Anderson recalled from the D-League
    Spurs recalled F Kyle Anderson from the D-League.

    Advice: You probably didn't even know he was gone. Anderson is not a factor in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:03 am
  • Tobias Harris will be game-time call Monday
    Tobias Harris (calf) will be a game-time decision on Monday.

    Advice: Harris won't go through shootaround, but he'll warm up prior to the game to see if he can give it a go. If Harris is forced to sit out, Moe Harkless should see a few more minutes, but it will basically result in a slight upticks in playing time across the board for the Magic's key contributors like Victor Oladipo and Channing Frye. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:53 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Cle
  • Jeff Green doesn't want trade from Celtics
    Jeff Green doesn't want to be traded by the Celtics.

    Advice: A report emerged from CSNNE that Green's trade value was as strong (if not stronger) than Rajon Rondo's, and through a couple of miscommunications, Green interpreted that someone had authored a column on his desire to be traded. Although he's frustrated by the losing, Green is not interested in being dealt. "Before you start, I just wanted to clear the air about some BS rumor that came out," Green said. "I said that I was frustrated with losing, not frustrated with the team," he added. Green also said he hasn't been "happy like this in years." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:31 am
  • Andrei Kirilenko could be traded away by Nets
    Andrei Kirilenko is likely to be traded, and a few teams have emerged with some interest.

    Advice: Philadelphia (of course) is said to be interested if it nets them an extra asset or two in the form of picks, while Cleveland is monitoring Kirilenko and the Jazz may have some interest in a reunion. In the Utah scenario, Kirilenko would be dealt after December 15 for Toure Murry and Jeremy Evans. Regardless of where he's ultimately sent, Kirilenko's days as an impact player are over. He remains away from the team indefinitely. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:25 am
     
    Injured
  • Kyle Anderson assigned to Spurs' D-League
    Spurs assigned F Kyle Anderson to the D-League.

    Advice: Anderson was assigned so he could play on Sunday against Santa Cruz, and it's likely he returns to the Spurs before you noticed he was gone. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:15 am
  • Arron Afflalo shoots 5-of-17 in win vs Lakers
    Arron Afflalo logged 42 minutes on Sunday but made only 5-of-17 shots to finish with 15 points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: He made one 3-pointer and hit 4-of-4 free throws down the stretch, which helped take the sting out of his lousy shooting performance. As usual, Afflalo is a solid source of points (17.6) and triples (2.4), while failing to contribute many rebounds (3.4), assists (1.8), steals (0.4) or blocks (0.2). Despite the gaps in his fantasy game, he's returning top-120 value while playing heavy minutes in the Nuggets' chaotic rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari logs season-high 31 minutes
    Danilo Gallinari played a season-high 31 minutes in Sunday's overtime win, finishing with 10 points, two 3-pointers, seven boards and one assist.

    Advice: He made a crucial 3-pointer with 1:28 remaining in OT and it's very encouraging to see him log so many minutes on his surgically-repaired knee. He may not overtake Wilson Chandler for the starting SF job, and he's shooting just 30.9 percent on the season, so owners should think twice before adding him in typical 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Wes Johnson has 12 boards w/ extras vs. DEN
    Wesley Johnson came alive late in Sunday's game, finishing with seven points, a season-high 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks in 42 minutes of action.

    Advice: Johnson didn't make any 3-pointers, which is a mild disappointment, but he posterized Danilo Gallinari on a late dunk and his rebound total was more than double his previous season-high. The bad news is that Johnson hasn't cracked double-digit points or made a single 3-pointer in six games -- until he gets going offensively, he's only worth owning in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) remains w/out timetable
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) remains without an official timetable for his return, and he's currently not allowed to go through shooting drills, as doctors don't want him jumping.

    Advice: We'll pass along any updates as they become available, but it's not looking like MKG is anywhere near making a return. While he's out, Gerald Henderson and Gary Neal will continue to see extended minutes, and Neal looks like a solid pickup for owners seeking some 3-point shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:04 pm
  • Xavier Henry struggles to regain explosion
    Lakers coach Byron Scott isn't sure that Xavier Henry will regain his former explosive athleticism following right knee surgery.

    Advice: "I loved his athleticism and the fact that he could attack the basket," Scott said. "His relentlessness to attack the basket contributed to the injuries as well." Henry said that he can already move "better and quicker" at this stage in his recovery, and he doesn't plan to change his game, but fantasy owners can watch his development from afar -- he's averaging under 10 minutes per game and recently had a stint in the D-League. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:45 am
     
    Injured
  • Andrei Kirilenko may not rejoin Brooklyn
    Andrei Kirilenko still hasn't rejoined the Nets for "personal reasons" and the team is likely to either trade him or waive his contract.

    Advice: A deal has been discussed with Philadelphia, involving Kirilenko and Sergey Karasev, but that wouldn't happen until Dec. 15 at the earliest. The Sixers' rotations are chaotic enough that AK and Karasev would be unlikely to hold reliable value in standard leagues, assuming they are even dealt to Philly. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:41 am
     
    Injured
  • Jeff Green frustration at an 'all-time high'
    Jeff Green said that his frustration level was at an "all-time high" after Friday's loss to Memphis.

    Advice: "[Friday] we let them get whatever they wanted," Green said. "So we deserved to lose." He has been playing well this year, leading the Celtics in scoring at 18.4 points per game, but is reasonably dissatisfied with his team's 4-7 record. Green can opt for free agency this summer and it's not implausible that Boston could trade him during the season -- a league executive told CSNNE.com that the market for Green is strong, "if not stronger," than it is for Rajon Rondo. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:27 am
  • Otto Porter downplays hamstring injury
    Otto Porter said that his hamstring injury is minor and may be the result of dehydration and fatigue, but he remains questionable to practice on Monday.

    Advice: "Just a lot of soreness [on Saturday]," said Porter. "I didn’t want to make it into a big injury ... I’ve been through injuries before so I knew from the start it wasn’t nothing serious." Paul Pierce and Rasual Butler both picked up more minutes in Porter's absence but it sounds like he may return to the lineup for Tuesday's home game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:11 am
     
    Injured
  • Otto Porter will not play on Saturday night
    Otto Porter will not play on Saturday night due to a left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: He actually had some major hamstring issues in 2013 summer league, but that was to his right hamstring. Paul Pierce will play a little more while the Wizards could also use Bradley Beal at small forward off the bench as well. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:40 pm
     
    Injured
  • Thaddeus Young expected to practice Monday
    Wolves coach Flip Saunders expects Thaddeus Young to return from his personal absence in time for Monday's practice.

    Advice: Young may rejoin the team on Sunday and this merely confirms that he's on pace to return for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks. Anthony Bennett will earn another start in Young's absence on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:53 pm
     
    Injured
  • Tobias Harris (calf) is day-to-day w/ strain
    An MRI confirmed Tobias Harris (right calf) is dealing with a strain and he is is day-to-day.

    Advice: There are no specifics yet, but based on the information it sounds like a Grade I strain for Harris. Players tend to miss a day or two, but there are instances when it'll take a week to recover. His owners should bench him for now and we should have an update before Monday. Basically the entire rotation benefits here. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:13 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Cle
  • Tobias Harris (calf) will not play on Sat.
    Tobias Harris (right calf strain) will not play on Saturday against the Heat.

    Advice: Wow. This comes out of nowhere and he has no history of any calf issues coming into today. Harris may need an MRI on his calf and we'll be watching for any info on his prognosis. We'll consider him questionable for Monday for now. The Magic will likely have to lean more on Moe Harkless, but they will also likely use Victor Oladipo more at the three. Channing Frye should also get a ton of run at power forward and Andrew Nicholson will also help. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:22 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Cle
  • Kobe Bryant (rest) misses practice on Saturday
    Kobe Bryant (rest) did not practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Byron Scott said he had him rest for heavy legs. "He’s such a workaholic that sometimes it can hurt you more than help you. So I told him ‘I’ll see you Sunday,‘" Scott said. Bryant definitely looked like he needed the rest with he and Nick Young missing their first 12 shots in an embarrassing loss to the Mavericks on Friday. He'll be ready on Sunday against the Nuggets. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:31 pm
  • Kevin Durant has non-contact practice
    Kevin Durant (foot) went through a non-contact practice on Saturday.

    Advice: He only did some of the drills, but coach Scott Brooks said the reigning MVP "looked good." Durant is going to have his foot evaluated on Thanksgiving, so that could be a big day in determining when he will be back. Brooks also said he's not sure what the plan will be on KD's minutes upon his return. Regardless, his owners can start to get excited about his return. Also, owners of Perry Jones, Anthony Morrow and Andre Roberson might want to start looking for alternatives. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:57 pm
     
    Injured
  • P.J. Hairston out Sunday, doubtful for Monday
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) won't play on Sunday and is doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Hairston was gaining some momentum with the Hornets' short on healthy swingmen, but the rookie went down himself on Monday and needs a few more days to recuperate. He could return Wednesday vs. the Trail Blazers, but would still face significant competition from Gary Neal and Gerald Henderson. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:11 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs LAC
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out until Dec.
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) isn't expected to return until at least Dec. 3.

    Advice: He has a stress reaction in his foot and the Hornets are wisely playing it safe. "We’re lucky that he said something [about feeling pain] because if he gets a stress fracture we’re in deep trouble," said Steve Clifford. "I think that is why they’re being very careful." Gerald Henderson, Gary Neal and eventually P.J. Hairston (ankle) will pick up the slack in MKG's absence. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:07 am
  • Durant, Westbrook 'look good' at practice
    Kevin Durant (foot) and Russell Westbrook (hand) "looked good" in non-contact portions of Saturday's practice, according to coach Scott Brooks.

    Advice: Both players will be evaluated around Thanksgiving, conceivably setting up returns on Friday, Nov. 28 or Tuesday, Dec. 2. It's encouraging that Durant has ramped up to limited practice six weeks after being diagnosed with a Jones fracture, which left him with an initial timetable of 6-8 weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:35 am
     
    Injured
  • Kevin Martin may need right wrist surgery
    Kevin Martin (broken right wrist) will be examined in the next few days to determine if his injury requires surgery.

    Advice: Regardless of whether or not he needs surgery Martin's absence "likely will be at least six weeks," according to beat writer Jerry Zgoda. In the meantime, Minnesota will rely more on Mo Williams, Chase Budinger, Corey Brewer, Shabazz Muhammad, Andrew Wiggins and Robbie Hummel. Head coach Flip Saunders is also interested in picking up free agents but he conceded, "Guys who aren’t playing in our league, there’s probably a reason." Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:05 am
     
    Injured
  • Danilo Gallinari has impressive game
    Danilo Gallinari made 5-of-7 from the field for 17 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He entered tonight making just 26.2 percent from the field and he really needed a big game like this one. Gallinari is still a long way from playing close to his career 30.8 minutes per game, which might not even happen. Unless you want to be really aggressive, you can probably keep Gallo on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Harris goes for 17 and 16 in win over Hornets
    Tobias Harris scored 17 points on 5-of-16 shooting (7-of-8 FTs) with 16 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in Friday's road win over the Hornets.

    Advice: Harris has been up and down this season in terms of field goal shooting but is paying off huge for owners, regardless. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:24 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Cle
  • Kevin Durant to have non-contact practice Sat
    Kevin Durant (foot) will go through a non-contact practice on Saturday.

    Advice: He is getting closer to a return and has gone through some shooting drill. Durant is still a couple weeks off his original prognosis, but it's great to see he hasn't fallen behind. If you drafted him in the first round, this is all you can ask for from the best player in fantasy hoops for each of the last five seasons. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:34 pm
     
    Injured
  • Sixers looking to acquire Kirilenko, Karasev?
    The Sixers and Nets have been in talks to make a deal involving Andrei Kirilenko and Sergey Karasev.

    Advice: Russian owner Mikhail Prokorov is probably not too thrilled about this. Kirilenko's time in Brooklyn is about done and he will likely be waived by the 76ers. He's not really worth owning in any league. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:16 pm
     
    Injured
  • Kevin Martin (broken wrist) out indefinitely
    Kevin Martin fractured his right wrist during Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks, and will be out indefinitely.

    Advice: The Wolves are saying that Martin sustained the injury at the 6:48 mark of the first quarter, which is very impressive as he went on to score 37 points. While Martin is sidelined, Corey Brewer will likely slide into the starting lineup, with Chase Budinger, Mo Williams, and Shabazz Muhammad seeing extended minutes. Andrew Wiggins is also going to see a boost to his value, as he'll be more heavily relied upon sans Martin's offense. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:31 am
     
    Injured
  • Andrei Kirilenko is not traveling w/ the Nets
    Andrei Kirilenko (personal) is not traveling with the Nets on their current road trip, and head coach Lionel Hollins doesn't know when/if he'll return.

    Advice: Kirilenko has completely fallen out of the Nets rotation, and sources are saying the situation may not be resolved until he's on another team. AK-47 isn't worth owning in any league, as most of his season averages fall on the right side of the decimal point, and when he's in uniform there's no guarantee he steps on the court. It's looking like he may have played his last game wearing a Brooklyn jersey. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:13 am
     
    Injured
  • P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not play Friday
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: This will be Hairston's second consecutive missed game, but he really wasn't doing much when he was healthy. Gerald Henderson will likely draw another start on Friday with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) also sidelined, and he'll look to bounce-back from a scoreless performance vs. the Pacers on Wednesday. Hairston doesn't offer enough upside to be worth a stash, and he can be cut in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:21 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs LAC
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out Friday
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: With P.J. Hairston (ankle) also sidelined, Gerald Henderson will likely draw another start and get all the minutes he can handle. Henderson is coming off a disappointing two rebound, zero-point dud from Wednesday, but he'll look to bounce-back with a favorable matchup vs. Orlando. MKG is considered day-to-day, but remains without an official return date. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:15 pm
  • Kobe Bryant scores 29 on 28 FGA, 10 FTA
    Kobe Bryant made 10-of-28 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line for 29 points during a 98-92 win over the Rockets on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

    Advice: He started off fine making 6-of-11 from the field before halftime, but things turned sour in the second half with miss after miss. Bryant's usage actually dropped to 37.3 after tonight with his 36.8 in the win, but he's still on pace to have one of the highest usage rates ever -- he has the record of 38.7 in 2005-06. Expect Kobe to take plenty of shots against the Mavericks on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:21 am
  • Kevin Martin (illness) scores 37 points vs NY
    Kevin Martin played his best game of the season despite needing an IV before a 115-99 win over the Knicks on Wednesday, making 14-of-20 from the field for 37 points with four rebounds, two assists, two steals and seven 3-pointers.

    Advice: Maybe the Knicks didn't want to guard him because they were scared of getting sick. Martin just dropped a 34-point game in his last outing on Saturday and he's one of the hottest shooting guards in the NBA all of the sudden. He's a must-start player right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:18 pm
     
    Injured
  • Jeff Green double-doubles in win over Sixers
    Jeff Green hit just 5-of-13 shots and missed all four of his 3-point attempts, but finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in Wednesday's win over the Sixers.

    Advice: Green was on a tear coming in, scoring 28 in his previous game, and while we were expecting a little more against the Sixers, it's hard to complain about a double-double. Like teammate Jared Sullinger, Green has scored in double figures in every game this season, and is averaging 20 points, five rebounds, 1.1 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.9 3-pointers on the season, making him one of the best value picks in fantasy thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:25 pm
  • Tobias Harris scores 25 in ugly loss
    Tobias Harris hit 8-of-14 shots, 2-of-2 3-pointers and 7-of-7 free throws for 25 points, three rebounds and a steal on Wednesday.

    Advice: Over his last four games, Harris has scored 25, 24, 19 and 26 points, hitting 1.75 3-pointers and grabbing 6.5 rebounds. He's also shooting it lights out, nailing 36-of-60 shots during that stretch. Harris has been one of the steals in fantasy this year and as long as he stays healthy, that's probably not going to change. Teammate Nikola Vucevic has been equally as hot and had 19 points and 14 boards in tonight's ugly loss. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:02 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Cle
  • Kevin Martin (flu) expected to play vs. NYK
    Kevin Martin (flu) is expected to start Wednesday's game despite his illness.

    Advice: K-Mart had an IV earlier in the day but he's recovered sufficiently to suit up vs. the Knicks. If he has a sluggish game we'll know why, but at least the Wolves get a day off on Thursday to rest and recuperate. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:27 pm
     
    Injured
  • Kevin Martin questionable Wed. w/ illness
    Kevin Martin is questionable for Wednesday's game due to an illness.

    Advice: He received an IV earlier in the day and the flu is ravaging teams around the league at the moment, so owners should prepare for a potential DNP. Corey Brewer is also iffy to play with the illness, potentially opening up more minutes for Zach LaVine, Mo Williams, Chase Budinger, Shabazz Muhammad and Robbie Hummel. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:47 pm
     
    Injured
  • P.J. Hairston (ankle) is out on Wednesday
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against Indiana.

    Advice: He was doubtful leading up to the game, and the fact that he was ruled out so early doesn't bode well for his status. Consider Hairston day-to-day for now, while Gary Neal (concussion) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) will also sit this game out. Gerald Henderson will likely see big minutes and is worth a look for owners in need of short term value. Hairston can be dropped in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:06 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs LAC
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out Wednesday
    Michael Kidd-Gilchirst (foot) is out for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: After showing visible improvement in his play early this season, he has had some tough luck with injuries so far. MKG is expected to make a full recovery with a few days rest, so we will consider him day-to-day for now. Gary Neal (concussion) is also out for Wednesday's game while P.J. Hairston (ankle) is doubtful, meaning Gerald Henderson could see big minutes and is worth a look in daily leagues or for owners in need of a short-term boost. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:29 am
  • Kevin Durant (foot) has light workout Tuesday
    Kevin Durant (right foot) went through a light workout on Tuesday, running pick-and-pop sets with Russell Westbrook and some of OKC's assistant coaches.

    Advice: Durant still isn't practicing, let alone taking contact in a full-court scenario, so this doesn't change his timetable. He's expected to be re-evaluated right around Thanksgiving, setting up a likely return in early December. Hopefully patient fantasy owners will get some good news in the coming weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:42 pm
     
    Injured
  • Wes Johnson held to four points in 32 minutes
    Wes Johnson finished Tuesday's game with a mere four points, one rebound, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Johnson has played the second-most minutes of any Lakers player this season, yet he's scored double-digit points just three times and is shooting an abysmal 31.8 percent from the field. Nick Young's return presents yet another challenge to his fantasy value, and owners can confidently leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:09 pm
  • Kobe Bryant hits 10-of-18 shots for 28 points
    Kobe Bryant was in the groove vs. Atlanta on Tuesday, sinking 10-of-18 shots with three 3-pointers to finish with a team-high 28 points.

    Advice: Bryant added four rebounds, three assists and one steal to round out his efficient performance. He leads the NBA in scoring at 27.3 points per game despite shooting a mere 37.7 percent from the field prior to tonight's stellar performance. He's over the flu that slowed him down this weekend and even Nick Young's return won't have a significant impact on Kobe's shot totals, which is good news for fantasy owners relying on his volume scoring. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:06 pm
  • Thaddeus Young (personal) should return Sun.
    Thaddeus Young (personal) is expected to return to the Timberwolves Sunday.

    Advice: That means Young will be targeting a return for Nov. 26 vs. the Bucks, and Anthony Bennett will draw at least two more starts this week. Bennett put up 10 points, seven rebounds, and four assists during his last start, and he makes for a nice, low-budget buy in FanDuel as long as Young is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:17 pm
     
    Injured
  • P.J. Hairston doubtful for Wednesday vs IND
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: Hairston left the arena in a walking boot after Monday's loss to the Mavericks, so it's looking unlikely that he'll be able to play on Wednesday. With Gary Neal (concussion) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) already declared out for Wednesday, Gerald Henderson makes for a solid short-term add as he'll get plenty of run against the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:58 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs LAC
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out Weds vs Pacers
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) has been declared out for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: MKG's stress reaction will keep him out for a fourth consecutive game on Wednesday and he will be joined on the Hornets' inactive list by Gary Neal (concussion) and likely P.J. Hairston (ankle). Gerald Henderson put up 18 points in 37 minutes with MKG and Neal out on Monday and should again make for a solid fantasy play with both players out on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:50 am
  • Andrei Kirilenko still out of Nets rotation
    Andre Kirilenko told reporters that he doesn't know what to do to get back in the Nets' rotation.

    Advice: Kirilenko said he spoke with Nets' head coach Lionel Hollins about the situation and appreciated the coach's honesty, but is still disappointed. AK-47 has played just 27 minutes this season, so fantasy owners can feel free to move on from the 33-year-old. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:52 am
     
    Injured
  • Jeff Green scores 28 points vs. Suns
    Jeff Green scored 28 points against the Suns on Monday with two rebounds, one assist, three steals and two blocks in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He put Marcus Morris on a poster and he's playing some aggressive ball right now. Green's shooting percentages were starting to come down, but he is getting to the line a lot more this season. He is one of the best late-round picks from drafts this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:11 pm
  • Tobias Harris posts big line in win over DET
    Tobias Harris scored 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds, four assists, five steals and one block in Monday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: Harris started the year with some shooting and shot selection issues and those have cleared up as of late. With efficiency issues getting addressed, he has vaulted himself up to an early round value after 12 games. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:38 pm
     
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    4:00 pm @ Cle
  • Afflalo scores 23; Lawson hits 24 & 12 in win
    Arron Afflalo scored a season-high 23 points in Monday's win over the Cavs, hitting 8-of-17 shots (including four threes) with four rebounds, three assists and a block in 40 minutes.

    Advice: Afflalo has been able to turn the corner on a harsh start but with the way things are going in Denver -- even after a win over the Cavs on the road -- we're not betting the house on any mid-round upside. A low upside player to begin with in standard formats, he should be owned in all formats while he's hot, nevertheless. Ty Lawson went for 24 and 12 in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:09 pm
  • P.J. Hairston leaves arena in a boot
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) left the arena on Monday with his foot in a walking boot.

    Advice: He was ruled out fairly quickly from his ankle sprain, so it would appear he's going to miss some time. Gerald Henderson had a nice game tonight and is worth a look as a short-term guy. Although, his upside isn't very high. He finished with six points and two 3-pointers in 10 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:09 pm
     
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    4:00 pm vs LAC
  • Gallinari (knee) plays just eight minutes
    Danilo Gallinari (knee) played just eight minutes on Friday against the Cavs.

    Advice: Gallo missed both of his shot attempts and had just one rebound with one assist to his stat line. Until he shows signs of life owners can watch this action from the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:38 pm
  • P.J. Hairston out for game with ankle sprain
    P.J. Hairston suffered a sprained right ankle on Monday and will not return.

    Advice: The Hornets are awfully thin on the wing now with Gary Neal (concussion) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out. Hairston would have played quite a bit off the bench, but now it'll be Gerald Henderson likely getting all the minutes he can handle. Hendo is still only a short-term guy in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:47 pm
     
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    4:00 pm vs LAC
  • Update: Nate and Gallinari will play on Mon.
    Nate Robinson and Danilo Gallinari will play against the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: They were ruled out earlier this morning and coach Brian Shaw has changed his tune. There are still way too many concerns about both guys tonight and they are unlikely to play more than half of the game tonight. That said, it's a little harder to be bullish on Arron Afflalo and Wilson Chandler tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 2:31 pm
  • Shaw: Gallo and Nate could play on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari and Nate Robinson could play against the Cavs on Monday, according to coach Brian Shaw.

    Advice: Interesting. They are not expected to play in back-to-back sets, but the is at least a small chance because of their low minutes on Sunday. Gallinari is still very unlikely to go, so those who were looking to use Wilson Chandler or Arron Afflalo shouldn't be too discouraged. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 2:10 pm
  • Thaddeus Young is still not with the team
    Thaddeus Young (personal) is still not with the Wolves as of Monday.

    Advice: Coach Flip Saunders didn't mention when Young will be back or if he would play on Wednesday, but he said he should know more on Tuesday. Young's fantasy owners might want to sit him in a three-game week while Anthony Bennett will likely get another start. Shabazz Muhammad may also get more run. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 1:41 pm
     
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  • Arron Afflalo beginning to heat up for Denver
    Arron Afflalo is averaging 17.5 points over his last two games.

    Advice: It's a small sample, but Afflalo is shooting 59 percent from the field and 57.1 percent from behind the 3-point line. AA credits a "mental adjustment" for the difference in his game, and that may have been sparked by Brian Shaw benching him in a recent contest. He shouldn't be on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 8:09 am
  • Gallinari, Robinson will not play on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari and Nate Robinson will both miss Monday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: Both players are fine, but neither is cleared to play in back-to-back sets just yet. Without Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Arron Afflalo should be the main beneficiaries, while Robinson's absence will mean the team will lean a little harder on Ty Lawson. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 7:57 am
  • Kobe Bryant defends volume shooting ways
    Kobe Bryant defended his volume shooting after the Lakers blowout loss to the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: Bryant scored 44 points on 34 field goal attempts in just three quarters of action. "This responsibility, it's on me. When things go good, it's us. When things go bad, it's me." Kobe wants to get others involved, but his teammates, almost comically, just wait around and watch Kobe try to make something happen. Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer added the balance is currently off, but Kobe isn't being left many options given his underwhelming supporting cast. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 6:34 am
  • Kobe Bryant (illness) has 44 pts in ugly loss
    Kobe Bryant (illness) poured in a game-high 44 points on 15-of-34 FGs and 11-of-16 FTs in a futile effort vs. the Warriors on Sunday, adding five rebounds and three assists in just 31 minutes.

    Advice: Bryant shot a career-worst 1-of-14 from the field in L.A.'s last game, but on Sunday he played like vintage Black Mamba -- the problem is that his teammates didn't follow suit, and their team defense was atrocious. The impending return of Nick Young should ease Kobe's workload, which is good news for the 36-year-old Bryant's durability and FG percentage (currently a career-low 36.7 percent). Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 9:22 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out for Monday
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) will not play in Monday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: MKG has a stress reaction but the Hornets continue to list him as day-to-day, which suggests that they caught it very early. Gary Neal (concussion) is also out of commission, which means P.J. Hairston will earn another start with help from reserves Gerald Henderson and Brian Roberts. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 6:35 pm
  • Kobe Bryant (illness) will play Sunday vs GSW
    Kobe Bryant (illness) will be in the Lakers starting lineup vs. the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: Byron Scott never doubted that his star would be in uniform, and this makes it official. Throughout his career Kobe has played well despite being under the weather, and owners should confidently deploy him in what should be a high-scoring contest between L.A. and Golden State. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 4:03 pm
  • Arron Afflalo scores 18 points in Denver loss
    Arron Afflalo had another nice outing on Sunday, scoring 18 points to go with four rebounds, three assists, and five 3-pointers over 32 minutes of action.

    Advice: Afflalo has gotten some increased opportunity with Randy Foye (knee) unavailable to question him for minutes, but he really doesn't do much aside from score. He's not going to have the same season in Denver that he had in Orlando last year, but his ability to put up points and hit 3-pointers in bunches makes him worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 1:56 pm
  • Kobe Bryant (illness) expected to play Sunday
    Kobe Bryant missed Sunday's shootaround with flu-like symptoms, but coach Byron Scott still expects him to play as the Lakers take on the Warriors.

    Advice: "You would have to amputate his leg for him not to play [Sunday]," Lakers coach Byron Scott said. "If he feels 20 percent better than he felt [Saturday] night, he’ll say ‘I’m good.’ I never scratch him out of anything except practice." Coach Scott is expressing a sentiment that the basketball world knows very well, as long as Kobe has two legs to stand on, he will compete on the basketball court. Check back for an official update as we draw closer to tip-off, but all signs are pointing towards The Black Mamba suiting up. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 11:31 am
  • Kobe Bryant (illness) not at shootaround
    Kobe Bryant (illness) is not at the morning shootaround, and is questionable to play on Sunday.

    Advice: We are expected to get an update from coach Byron Scott shortly and we will update his status as soon as possible. The Black Mamba will likely still play as he is one of the toughest players in the league, but should he miss time expect the Lakers to use a committee approach to absorb his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 11:00 am
  • Andrie Kirilenko picks up another DNP-CD
    Andrei Kirilenko picked up yet another DNP-CD on Saturday, and has only managed to play 27 minutes this season.

    Advice: It keeps getting worse for him, and he has simply fallen completely out of the rotation. The fact that Bojan Bogdanovic is getting minutes, let alone starting, speaks volumes about Kirilenko this season. Owners can ignore AK-47 in almost all leagues until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 7:57 am
     
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  • Kevin Martin scores 34 in efficient fashion
    Kevin Martin made 12-of-17 from the field for 34 points, three rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers against the Mavericks on Saturday.

    Advice: He didn't make a single field goal on Friday and the law of averages helped him out a bit tonight. Of course, Martin hasn't been very efficient in his career, but he is making a pristine 95 percent of his free throws on the season. Fantasy owners can start him while he's active. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 10:11 pm
     
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  • Scott expects Kobe to play on Sunday
    Coach Byron Scott said he expects Kobe Bryant (illness) to play on Sunday against the Warriors.

    Advice: "You’d probably have to ampute his leg [to keep him out]," Scott said. Bryant has been dealing with a viral infection for at least the past two days. He was able to play through it on Friday and his fantasy owners can probably pencil him in for Sunday. Of course, it doesn't hurt to check back tomorrow. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 12:44 pm
  • Kyle Anderson feels fortunate to be a Spur
    Kyle Anderson said on Friday that he feels fortunate to be a Spur.

    Advice: "Of course I'm happy that I landed with the Spurs. I think I'm one of the most fortunate guys in the draft to land in San Antonio, especially as a 21-year-old kid," Anderson said. "I think that means a lot and it's going to help my career down the line." While it's nice to see that Anderson is happy in San Antonio, it will take at least a couple more years before he carves out a sizeable role, so he can be safely ignored in almost all formats for right now. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 10:27 am
  • P.J. Hairston likely to draw another start
    P.J. Hairston will likely draw another start in place of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) on Saturday.

    Advice: Though he only played 17 minutes in Charlotte's win Friday, Hairston was still able to knock down three 3-pointers for nine points which is his bread and butter. MKG is day-to-day however, so Hairston will continue to only be an option in deep leagues or as a daily plug-and play. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 10:05 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs LAC
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out on Saturday
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) is out as expected on Saturday and rookie P.J. Hairston will likely draw another start.

    Advice: He missed Friday's game, and the Hornets are going to hold him out of Saturday's game as well as he tries to recover from a stress reaction in his foot. Rookie P.J. Hairston will draw another start, but is only an option in deep leagues or in daily leagues for his 3-point shooting, as he knocked down three 3-pointers in 17 minutes Friday. MKG is considered day-to-day and we will update his status as needed. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 9:42 am
  • Thaddues Young (personal) inactive Saturday
    Thaddeus Young (personal) is inactive for Saturday's game as he deals with the loss of his mom.

    Advice: He is listed as out indefinitely, but we will update his status as soon as we know more and we wish him the best. Gorgui Dieng drew the start on Friday and looks poised to start on Saturday as well. Dieng is an excellent option in daily leagues while Anthony Bennett will also see some increased run in Young's absence. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 7:50 am
     
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  • Hairston scores nine points in start
    P.J. Hairston started for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) on Friday, scoring nine points on 3-of-8 shooting (including two triples) with two rebounds in 17 minutes.

    Advice: This isn't enough to put him on fantasy radars in anything but daily leagues, but with MKG set to miss at least one more game it's a situation worth keeping a distant eye on. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 11:44 pm
     
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    4:00 pm vs LAC
  • Martin goes hitless on six shot attempts
    Kevin Martin went 0-for-6 from the field in Friday's blowout loss, finishing with three points, two rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Martin is going to be streaky while the team struggles to get its point guard position heading in the right direction. He's built enough goodwill after a fast start to deserve a pass after such a lopsided game. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 10:33 pm
     
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  • Tobias Harris puts up 26 & 10 in win
    Tobias Harris scored 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting (1-of-3 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with 10 rebounds, three assists and one block in the Magic's 101-85 win over the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: Harris has struggled with his field goal percentage and turnovers so tonight's marks, including just two turnovers, were a welcome sight. If he can tighten everything up he has top-40 potential in 8-cat leagues and a mid-round valuation in 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 8:17 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Cle
  • Arron Afflalo bounces back after benching
    Arron Afflalo was effective against the Pacers on Friday with 17 points, one rebound, two assists and three 3-pointers on 7-of-11 from the field.

    Advice: He was benched for the entire second half on Wednesday and stepped up with Randy Foye (knee) out tonight. Afflalo isn't going to do much outside of scoring, but the treys should make him worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 7:46 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 12 in win over Indy
    Danilo Gallinari scored 12 points on 4-of-6 from the field against the Pacers on Friday, adding four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: It was his most impressive game of the season and he's starting to look like 2012-13 Gallinari again. He's still likely going to be very inconsistent and probably won't be a top-100 guy for another month or so, but feel free to grab him to be ahead of the curve. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 7:44 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out Friday
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a stress reaction in his right foot, and will be sidelined for at least the next two games.

    Advice: That means that Kidd-Gilchrist will be targeting a return for Monday's game vs. Dallas at the earliest. Beat reporter Rick Bonnell is reporting that rookie P.J. Hairston will draw the start Friday, and it'll be interesting to see what he can do with some extended minutes. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with Hairston. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 10:08 am
  • Thaddeus Young (personal) out Friday vs. NO
    Thaddeus Young's mom passed away Thursday night, and he will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Young will also miss Saturday's game vs. Dallas, and the Wolves are currently listing him as out indefinitely. Anthony Bennett could draw a few starts while Young is sidelined, and would make for a nice plug-and-play option if he indeed ends up starting. Gorgui Dieng could also see an uptick in his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 8:50 am
     
    Injured
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