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    • Pau Gasol leaves shootaround with illness
      Pau Gasol is sick and was unable to complete Friday morning's shootaround.

      Advice: We'll be considering Gasol questionable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves, and if he's unable to go, Taj Gibson would likely slide into the starting lineup with Nikola Mirotic seeing extended minutes off the bench. Both Gibson and Mirotic would make for quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues if Gasol is indeed ruled out for Friday's game. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      42 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Min
    • Aaron Gordon (ankle) ruled out for Friday
      Aaron Gordon (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: With Gordon sidelined, Channing Frye will see a healthy heaping of minutes. However, with season averages of just 7.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.9 three-pointers per game, Frye can't be viewed as anything more than a 3-point specialist in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:39 am
    • SVG likes what he has in Shawne Williams
      Stan Van Gundy said that claiming Shawne Williams off of waivers "was an easy decision," and he heaped praise on him following his first practice with the team.

      Advice: "We like to play a good part of the game, two-thirds of it, with the floor spread out," said Van Gundy. "And he gives us another guy, so if we hit foul trouble or injury or anything, we've got another guy to protect us and who I think we can go forward with into next year." While SVG does like what he has, it sounds like he doesn't plan on using his newly acquired asset unless Detroit gets hit by injuries or foul trouble, thus removing Williams from the standard league conversation. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:19 am
    • Karl wants Cousins to cut down on the TOs
      Kings' head coach George Karl would like DeMarcus Cousins to cut down on the turnovers.

      Advice: "I talked to [DeMarcus] about his turnovers," Karl said. "He leads the league in turnovers (4.4 per game), and we’d like to challenge him the last 25, 30 games of the season to have much better decision making." Cousins has been careless at times with the ball this season, so it's nice that his coach is challenging him to be better. He’s hitting career-highs in points (23.7), rebounds (12.2), assists (3.3), and blocks (1.7) this season, so a reduction in turnovers could only help his already elite value. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:02 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • 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
      Today, 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
      Yesterday, 11:57 pm
    • Markieff Morris scores 29 with 11 boards
      Markieff Morris scored 29 points with 11 boards in Thursday's overtime win over the Thunder, adding three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 44 minutes.

      Advice: He was really struggling prior to tonight, averaging just 6.3 points over his last three games, so his owners will be thrilled that he broke out of his slump. The best part of all of this is that he struggled in the mid-range again tonight, making 4-of-13 on those shots. Morris was money everywhere else, though. Expect some bumps in the road, but look for Morris to build on this momentum on Saturday against Tim Duncan and the Spurs. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:47 pm
    • Enes Kanter scores 18 with six boards in loss
      Enes Kanter scored 18 points with six boards, one assist and one block in 37 minutes on Thursday against the Suns.

      Advice: Kanter has always been able to score and rebound at a reasonable rate, but his defensive stats are still not there. He has totaled just one block and one steal in four games for the Thunder, and he is still having trouble finding the open man, averaging just 1.5 assists over that span. Steven Adams (hand) will likely return soon, but Kanter should still be locked in as the starting center for the rest of the season to the delight of his owners. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:40 pm
    • Dion Waiters scores 16 points against Suns
      Dion Waiters scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting on Thursday vs. the Suns, adding two steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He has now scored in double digits in each of his last four games, and he hasn't been shy about hoisting up shots either, averaging 15 shots per game over that span. That being said, Waiters still doesn't do enough outside of scoring to be considered in standard leagues, and the eventual return of Kevin Durant (foot) will hurt his value. Leave Waiters on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:31 pm
    • Serge Ibaka scores 13 with nine boards Thurs.
      Serge Ibaka blocked three shots in Thursday's overtime loss to the Suns, adding 13 points, nine boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

      Advice: He made a huge block at the end of the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime, but it wasn't enough to keep the Suns from rallying in the end. Ibaka has been on a torrid pace since returning from the All-Star break, averaging 18.6 points, 12.2 boards and 3.4 blocks over the last five games. Ibaka and Russell Westbrook have stepped up in a big way in the absence of Kevin Durant (foot), and they are going to continue putting up mind-blowing numbers until KD finally returns. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:02 pm
    • David Lee scores 19 points off the bench
      David Lee scored 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting with four boards, two assists and one block vs. the Cavaliers on Thursday.

      Advice: He singlehandedly outscored the Cavaliers' bench 19-14, but it wasn't enough to keep the Warriors from losing this one. Lee's value this season has been limited due to the emergence of Draymond Green, and he is not going to be worth owning as long as he continues to play around 20 minutes per contest. For what it's worth, this was just Lee's third game with double-digit scoring over his last ten. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:16 pm
    • Klay Thompson scores just 13 points in loss
      Klay Thompson was held to just 13 points in a loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday, adding seven boards, four assists, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He shot just 5-of-13 from the field and turned the ball over three times, but the three blocks were his most since Jan. 17. Thompson has seen his scoring average dip to 18.2 points per game in February after averaging 25.9 points in January, so hopefully the sharpshooter gets back on track soon. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:04 pm
    • Draymond Green has five steals in loss Thurs.
      Draymond Green recorded five steals in Thursday's loss to the Cavaliers, finishing with 16 points, eight boards and four assists in 38 minutes.

      Advice: The five steals were one off his career-high of six which was set against the Wolves on Dec. 27, but this was actually just the fifth game this season in which he didn't record either a block or steal. Green has emerged as a fantasy stud for arguably the best team in the NBA, and he is going to be one of the most fun players to own for years to come. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:45 pm
    • J.R. Smith scores just four points on Thurs.
      J.R. Smith was held to just four points for the second straight game on Thursday vs. the Warriors, shooting just 1-of-5 from the floor and missing both of his 3-point attempts.

      Advice: He saved his line with four rebounds, five assists and four steals, but this has been the story of Smith's career so far. He is one of the streakiest players in the NBA, and his owners will simply have to take the good with the bad. Smith is still worth owing in most leagues, especially now that Kyrie Irving could miss some time with a shoulder issue. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:17 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle, hip) doubtful Friday
      DeMarcus Cousins (left ankle sprain, left hip contusion) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Spurs.

      Advice: He was unable to practice on Thursday because of these injuries, and we would be shocked if he was able to give it a go on Friday with the Kings going absolutely nowhere in the Western Conference. We will update his status when we know more, but Rudy Gay is going to be a busy man on offense for the Kings if Cousins sits. Jason Thompson, Reggie Evans and Carl Landry will likely all see a bump in minutes on Friday, but none of them are viable options in standard leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:09 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Friday
      DeMarcus Cousins (left ankle) was unable to practice on Thursday, and head coach George Karl said he was unsure if Cousins would be able to go Friday vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: This is the first we're hearing of an ankle injury for Cousins, and we'll continue to monitor this situation closely. If he's unable to go on Friday, Ryan Hollins or Reggie Evans would have the opportunity to slide into the starting lineup. It's worth noting that Hollins picked up a DNP-CD during the Kings' last game, while Evans logged 27 minutes, so he seems to be ahead of Hollins in the rotation. Evans is capable of hauling in gaudy rebounding totals, and he'll be a name to watch if listed as the starter on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:02 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • C.J. Miles (foot) doesn't practice Thursday
      C.J. Miles (foot) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and head coach Frank Vogel said that he was hopeful to have him available for Friday's game vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: If Miles is forced to sit on Friday, Rodney Stuckey will get all the run he can handle, although he'd remain a risky play in daily leagues as he's battled with consistency all season long. Solomon Hill would also have more opportunity for playing time if Miles is unavailable, but he too has struggled with consistency this season, and would make for a risky option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:19 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Cle
    • Paul George (leg) goes through full practice
      Paul George (leg) went through a full practice on Thursday, but he remains without an official timetable to return.

      Advice: This was George's first full practice since sustaining his gruesome leg injury less than seven months ago, and he was seen running with the starters. Head coach Frank Vogel said, "[George has] got a long way to go before he gets cleared to play," but remained hopeful that he'd be able to return at some point this season. George offers plenty of upside and again stated his desire to return by mid-March following Thursday’s practice. If your team is in a position where you can afford to hold on to the dead roster space while he gets himself into game shape, George is certainly worth the risk. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:56 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Cle
    • 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
      Yesterday, 10:00 am
    • Kerr planning to rest Andre Iguodala
      Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said he's planning to give Andre Iguodala some rest in the near future.

      Advice: Iguodala won't sit against the Cavaliers on Thursday, so we'll likely see him get a rest day on Friday or Sunday. Harrison Barnes will get a small bump in fantasy value on whichever day Iguodala sits, but the value boost will only last for one game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:45 am
    • DeMarcus Cousins available at trade deadline?
      DeMarcus Cousins was not untouchable at the trade deadline, according to an unnamed source familiar with Kings head coach George Karl's thinking.

      Advice: We'll take the unnamed source with a grain of salt, but according to said source, "At the trade deadline, everyone was available. Every single person [on the Kings roster] was available." Karl does not hold a front office title, but the same source said Karl has control of future personnel decisions and would be interested in acquiring Ty Lawson if he becomes available in the offseason. If these reports hold true, we may be in for a very interesting summer in Sacramento. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:26 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • Aaron Gordon questionable for Fri vs ATL
      Aaron Gordon (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: Gordon left Wednesday's game with a sprained right ankle he suffered during a nasty fall and was unable to return. While the rookie can be left on the wire after averaging 3.6 points and 1.4 boards in 10.0 minutes over his last five games, Channing Frye would be in line for a bump in playing time if Gordon sits on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:00 am
    • Jonas Jerebko sees minutes at C for C's
      Jonas Jerebko played some center during Boston's win over New York on Wednesday.

      Advice: Celtics head coach Brad Stevens admitted he was "throwing darts" when he put together the lineup combination that had the 27-year-old at center, but liked what he saw. "He’s got ability to stretch the floor and he does fit well with what we’re trying to do," Stevens said. He added, "He's a big that can shoot, play the 3 or the 4, space the floor. So I like his skill set and I think he’s excited about being here." It's worth monitoring Jerebko's playing time on the rebuilding Celtics, but he's better off left on waivers for now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:37 am
       
      4:30 pm vs Cha
    • Wesley Matthews bounces back with 31
      Wesley Matthews, who missed all seven of his shots and scored four points on Sunday, got it back on Wednesday, hitting 11-of-18 shots and four 3-pointers for 31 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in a win over the Spurs.

      Advice: Yes! Arron Afflalo scored 10 points off the bench, and owners who were scared that Afflalo's presence would ruin Matthews should be feeling much better about things after this performance. And yes, he just went from a season low in scoring to a season high in back-to-back games, which is pretty hard for fantasy studs to do at this point in the season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:11 am
       
      7:30 pm vs OKC
    • Jerami Grant returned to action on Wednesday February 25. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:29 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Was
    • Elijah Millsap scores career-high 17 in loss
      Elijah Millsap came off the bench to hit 5-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for a career-high 17 points and seven rebounds against the Lakers on Wednesday.

      Advice: Millsap's rise contributed to the fall of Joe Ingles (zero points), but we're guessing Millsap won't do this again anytime soon. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:09 pm
    • 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
    • Jordan Hill scores 16 points in win
      Jordan Hill hit 7-of-12 shots for 16 points, five rebounds, two steals and a block in 27 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

      Advice: Robert Sacre failed to even score as the starting center, and it makes little sense that Hill isn't starting. He's averaging 12.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, a steal and a block since returning from a hip injury, and is worth a look if you need a big man (and you might if you own Jusuf Nurkic, who went down an ankle injury tonight). Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:53 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Markieff Morris' shooting slump continues
      Markieff Morris' shooting slump continued on Wednesday against the Nuggets, making 1-of-5 from the field for five points with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two turnovers in 22 minutes.

      Advice: He was one of the best mid-range power forwards in the NBA earlier in the season, but that's been his undoing lately. In his last seven, Morris made just 21.6 percent of his mid-range shots, which account for 50.5 percent of his shot total. That explains why he's only averaged 12.3 points, 5.6 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.4 blocks and 0.6 treys on 33.7 percent from the field in that span. Besides the shooting issue, it's not that bad. He should get it turned around soon because all players go through shooting slumps. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:46 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
    • Dante Cunningham plays well in start
      Dante Cunningham started and hit 6-of-11 shots for 13 points, seven rebounds, two steals and a block in 33 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: With Ryan Anderson and Anthony Davis out, Cunningham is getting some run, but this was one of his best games of the season, and it's unlikely that he'll play this well on most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:57 pm
    • Alan Anderson struggles in 33 minutes
      Alan Anderson played 33 minutes in another start at small forward, but hit just 3-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for eight points, four rebounds and two assists.

      Advice: The Nets are actually in the playoffs if they started today, so here's an idea. How about benching Anderson, Markel Brown and Mason Plumlee, and start the guys they're paying? A lineup of Deron Williams, Jarrett Jack, Joe Johnson, Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez could probably do some damage against most Eastern Conference teams, yet Bro-Lo and Thadd are currently coming off the bench, along with some combo of Jack/Williams. It just doesn't add up. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:46 pm
       
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Jonas Jerebko comes off bench for 20 points
      Jonas Jerebko came off the bench to hit 7-of-10 shots and four 3-pointers for 20 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal in just 21 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: This was easily a season high for Jerebko and his best game of the year, as the Tyler Zeller was in foul trouble and the Celtics went small. Keep an eye on him, but it's highly doubtful we'll see him do this again any time soon. Especially since they were playing against the Knicks, aka the worst team in the league. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:29 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Cha
    • Jerami Grant plays career-high 33 minutes
      Jerami Grant played a career-high 33 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday with 10 points, two rebounds, two blocks, two steals, two 3-pointers and a career-high four assists.

      Advice: He started the second half for Robert Covington, but this is unlikely to stick with Covington likely just benched for this game. Grant is making a charge for minutes and he would have played a lot more on Sunday had he not suffered a back injury. He is capable of filling it up in several categories, averaging 1.0 blocks, 0.7 treys and 0.6 steals in just 18.7 minutes per game this season. He's worth a look in 14-team leagues, especially for points leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:02 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Was
    • Aaron Gordon (ankle) out for game
      Aaron Gordon (ankle) will not return on Wednesday due to a sprained right ankle.

      Advice: He had a nasty fall in the game and asked to come out. Gordon's injury didn't look too bad, but he should be considered questionable to play on Friday. With Gordon out, it'll be more of Tobias Harris and Channing Frye. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:33 pm
    • Jerami Grant (back) expected to play on Wed
      Jerami Grant (back) is expected to play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

      Advice: He will go through warmups and the team will hopefully update his status. Grant would likely benefit from K.J. McDaniels being shipped to Houston and he could consistently get minutes in the mid 20s. He doesn't shoot the ball well enough to be a factor in standard leagues, but he is an interesting guy in DFS with his cheap price. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:39 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Was
    • 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
    • Serge Ibaka posts 23 & 10 on 9-of-11 shooting
      Serge Ibaka made 9-of-11 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws vs. Indiana, finishing Tuesday's victory with 23 points, one 3-pointer, 10 rebounds and three blocks in 29 minutes.

      Advice: Ibaka ranks eighth in the league as a roll-man off screens, though his 168 points pale in comparison to category-leader Anthony Davis' 329 points. The Thunder have encouraged Ibaka to bomb away from downtown, resulting in a career-high 1.3 triples per game, but his ability to attack the rim has helped him maintain solid 46.8 percent shooting. That number will only go up after tonight's ultra-efficient display. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:17 pm
    • C.J. Miles scores team-high 21 points vs. OKC
      C.J. Miles pitched in a team-high 21 points vs. the Thunder on Tuesday, making 9-of-14 shots with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one steal and two turnovers.

      Advice: He did his damage in 27 minutes and none of Indy's starters hit the 30-minute mark tonight, as coach Frank Vogel leaned on his bench after the starters dug a double-digit hole in the first quarter. Miles appears to have locked up a starting job and he's returning solid late-round value over the past month with averages of 13.8 points, 1.8 triples, 3.0 boards and 1.1 steals, all with solid percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:17 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Cle
    • Dion Waiters w/ 14 points on 18 shot attempts
      Dion Waiters needed 18 shots to score 14 points during Tuesday's win vs. the Pacers, though four of his five makes came from beyond the arc.

      Advice: He shot 0-of-7 from within 16 feet of the basket, which is an extreme example of Waiters' season-long inefficiency. He's shooting just 50.3 percent in the restricted area, 36.4 percent in the paint, and his True Shooting of 45.5 percent leaves much to be desired. There's no reason to touch him outside of the deepest fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:13 pm
    • J.R. Smith cools off, Cavs still beat Pistons
      J.R. Smith had a quiet night vs. the Pistons, shooting just 1-of-4 with a pair of free throws to finish with four points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals.

      Advice: Smith was in some foul trouble and he only played 22 minutes, his fewest since joining the Cavs on Jan. 6. He's been a steady top-60 value over the past two months and fantasy owners should shrug off tonight's relative dud. Cleveland has now won 17 of their past 19 games and their early-season angst has evaporated ever since GM David Griffin traded for Smith, Iman Shumpert and Timofey Mozgov. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:26 pm
    • Klay Thompson cools off w/ Steph in action
      Klay Thompson cooled off with Stephen Curry back in action on Tuesday, scoring 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting with one 3-pointer, one rebound, four assists, four steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: The Warriors have the league's best defensive rating and they're tops in numerous offensive metrics including assist ratio, recording 19.5 assists for every 100 possessions. They also play at the league's fastest pace, which allows guys like Curry and Klay to produce big numbers every night without stifling their teammates' value. Thompson has been a top-10 fantasy player this season and there's no reason to think he can't maintain elite value down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:38 pm
    • Report: DET nabs Shawne Williams off waivers
      The Pistons have reportedly claimed Shawne Williams off waivers.

      Advice: Williams will slot into the backup power forward slot in Detroit, and he'll now be fighting for reserve minutes with Anthony Tolliver. Both these guys could be headed for a timeshare, and this is a situation that should be avoided in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:35 pm
    • 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
    • Dante Cunningham starting on Monday night
      Dante Cunningham will start against the Raptors on Monday.

      Advice: The Pelicans have lost their depth at power forward, so Alexis Ajinca will be come off the bench to back up Omer Asik. Cunningham rarely puts up numbers in any stat category, so Ajinca is the better option in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:51 pm
    • Jerami Grant (back) out, Mbah a Moute in
      Jerami Grant (back) will not play against the Heat and Luc Mbah a Moute (personal) will play.

      Advice: Grant suffered the injury on Sunday and should be considered day-to-day. Mbah a Moute was playing well before his Sunday absence and he should get minutes. With Grant and Jason Richardson (knee) out, Hollis Thompson and JaKarr Sampson should play a little more. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:15 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Was
    • 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
    • Jerami Grant (back) questionable for Monday
      Jerami Grant (back) is questionable to play against the Heat on Monday.

      Advice: He suffered the injury yesterday, which was too bad considering he was looking at extended minutes with Luc Mbah a Moute out. If Grant doesn't play, there should be more playing time for JaKarr Sampson and Hollis Thompson. Plus, Henry Sims should play more because Nerlens Noel will likely play more power forward and Robert Covington also playing more on the wing. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:27 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Was
    • Blatt: Shumpert, Smith have been a 'godsend'
      David Blatt said J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert have been a 'godsend' for the Cavs.

      Advice: J.R. Smith has been a dream for us, as a team and for me personally," Blatt said. "I love the guy. I love coaching him. He comes to work every single day. He’s a great teammate. He’s playing both ends of the court for us consistently." He didn't just stop there, either. "He’s one of the main reasons for our turnaround, together with Iman, who simply started later because of the injury. Those guys, honestly, they’ve been a godsend. They really have. They turned the team around." Since joining the Cavs, Smith is averaging 12.8 points, 1.7 steals and 2.7 triples in 32 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:26 am
    • Wesley Matthews shoots 0-of-7 in loss to MEM
      Wesley Matthews struggled vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday, shooting 0-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the FT line to finish with four points in Portland's home loss.

      Advice: Matthews is shooting 45.4 percent overall this season, which is impressive considering far more than half of his attempts come from downtown. He's averaging 16.3 points with career-highs in triples (3.0) and rebounds (3.6), and remains a steady top-60 option despite occasional duds like Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:16 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs OKC
    • Wesley Matthews makes 0-of-7 FGs vs. Memphis
      Wesley Matthews struggled vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday, shooting 0-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the FT line to finish with four points in Portland's home loss.

      Advice: Matthews is shooting 45.4 percent overall this season, which is impressive considering far more than half of his attempts come from downtown. He's averaging 16.3 points with career-highs in triples (3.0) and rebounds (3.6), and remains a steady top-60 option despite occasional duds like Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:52 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs OKC
    • Thunderstruck: Serge Ibaka gets 20 pts, 8 blk
      Serge Ibaka torched the Nuggets for 20 points, eight rebounds, one steal and a season-high-tying eight blocks on Sunday, before sitting out after 26 minutes of action.

      Advice: Ibaka could have had an even gaudier line if this weren't a lopsided victory for OKC, and he's firing on all cylinders at exactly the right time for fantasy owners. Kevin Durant (foot) is out after having a screw re-positioned in his surgically-repaired foot, so Ibaka's owners can expect inflated scoring and usage rates for the near future. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:08 pm
    • Dion Waiters leads OKC reserves w/ 17 points
      Dion Waiters led all Thunder reserves with 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Sunday's rout, adding one 3-pointer, three rebounds and one turnover in 27 minutes.

      Advice: "The whole team is having fun," Waiters said after the game. That's a far cry from his attitude while in Cleveland and he seems to be embracing a reserve role for OKC, though it helps that he got 15 shot attempts tonight with Kevin Durant (foot) out and starting swingman Kyle Singler in early foul trouble. He's shooting 36.5 percent over his past dozen games and remains a sketchy pickup in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:00 pm
    • Enes Kanter has 20 & 12 w/ three dimes vs DEN
      The Thunder blew past the Nuggets on Sunday, 119-94, thanks in part to Enes Kanter's 20 points (8-of-12 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), 12 rebounds, three assists and one steal.

      Advice: Kevin Durant (foot) was out tonight and won't be re-evaluated until next weekend, giving Kanter a larger-than-expected role offensively. He took full advantage tonight, scoring efficiently while racking up his second straight double-double, and he even chipped in a steal during just 26 minutes of action. His fantasy value got a bump when he was dealt to OKC, though his typically paltry defensive stats may prevent him from anything more than mid-round value even in Durant's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:31 pm
    • Klay Thompson's 39 points not enough Sunday
      Klay Thompson scored a game-high 39 points in a futile effort vs. Indiana on Sunday, making 12-of-28 field goals with five 3-pointers and three boards.

      Advice: He picked up the slack with Stephen Curry (sore foot) unavailable tonight, setting new career-highs in free throws made (10) and attempted (10). Klay's supporting stats dipped over his previous 10 games to 3.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 0.6 steals while shooting 43.9 percent from the field, creating a small buy-low window that just slammed shut. Follow the link below for highlights of Klay's impressive performance. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:52 pm
    • David Lee reels in season-high 12 rebounds
      David Lee grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds (six offensive) in 18 minutes during Sunday's road loss, adding six points, two assists and one steal.

      Advice: Lee has averaged just under 20 minutes per game over the past month, making him a non-factor in 12-team leagues. His limited role is unfortunate since owners can't take advantage of the Warriors' terrific rest-of-season schedule -- they have 29 games remaining, tied with Boston for the most in the NBA. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:51 pm
    • Draymond Green fouls out w/ six points Sunday
      The Warriors fell to the Pacers on Sunday, as Draymond Green fouled out with six points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds, two assists and three blocks.

      Advice: Dray's shot was off but his across-the-board production is familiar to his fantasy owners, who have reveled in top-30 production all season. He's slipped a bit over the past month but remains a quality early-round value down the stretch, and he's on pace to join Shawn Marion and Robert Horry as the only players since 1946-47 to average at least 1.4 threes, 1.4 steals and 1.4 blocks per game. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:50 pm
    • Jonas Jerebko (illness) is available Sunday
      Updating a previous report, Jonas Jerebko (illness) will be available to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: Head coach Brad Stevens hinter earlier that Jerebko might not play even if he dresses, so owners should be aware of that before plugging him into lineups. There is plenty of opportunity in the Boston frontcourt now that Jared Sullinger (foot) is done for the season, so owners in deep leagues will want to monitor Jerebko closely. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:43 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Cha
    • Jonas Jerebko (illness) questionable Sunday
      Jonas Jerebko (illness) is questionable to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: Head coach Brad Stevens said that Jerebko may not play even if he does dress, so owners will want to avoid this situation if possible. Jerebko could potentially carve out a decent role in Boston with Jared Sullinger (foot) out for the season, but it looks like his debut with the Celtics could be pushed back. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:03 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Cha
    • Jerami Grant exits Sunday w/ bruised back
      Jerami Grant (lower back contusion) will not return to Sunday's game.

      Advice: He took a hard fall in the first half and may have also hurt his left knee, but he was initially slated to return and fortunately the injuries don't sound serious. Grant has sneaky upside for 3-pointers and defensive stats, but he can't be relied upon while his minutes are fluctuating in a bench role. JaKarr Sampson and Hollis Thompson should gain the most if Grant can't suit up vs. the Heat on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:34 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Was
    • J.R. Smith scores 17 points with full line
      J.R. Smith was productive against his former team on Sunday, scoring 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting with four assists, three rebounds, three 3-pointers, one steal, two blocks and one turnover through 29 minutes of action.

      Advice: The change of scenery to Cleveland has done Smith wonders, as he's currently averaging 12.7 points and 2.5 assists, while hitting career-highs in 3-pointers (2.7) and steals (1.7). He's getting plenty of open looks playing next to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, and no longer having to think about what a triangle looks like has been a major plus for Smith. He's well worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:45 pm
    • Jonas Jerebko, Luigi Datome available Sunday
      Jonas Jerebko and Luigi Datome will be available for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: While they'll be available to play, both Datome and Jerebko are stepping into a very crowded rotation in Boston, and they're unlikely to see major minutes during their first game with their new team. Jerebko does have a shot of getting some minutes with Jared Sullinger (foot) being ruled out for the remainder of the season, but he's very unlikely to gain any sort of relevancy in standard leagues as a bench player in Boston. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:14 am
       
      4:30 pm vs Cha
    • Pelicans waive forward Shawne Williams Sunday
      The Pelicans have waived forward Shawne Williams on Sunday.

      Advice: Williams will likely land on another NBA team for his ability to stretch the floor, but it's hard to imagine him having any significant fantasy value this season. Leave Williams on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:05 am
    • DeMarcus Cousins scores 21 points in loss
      DeMarcus Cousins scored 21 points on 6-of-19 shooting in an embarrassing loss to the Clippers on Saturday, adding four boards, two assists, two steals, two blocks and five turnovers in 25 minutes.

      Advice: Cousins was in foul trouble pretty early in this one, but it didn't help that the game was practically over after a 42-point second quarter from the Clippers. Despite averaging 5.3 turnovers over his last four games, Cousins should be able to improve upon his efficiency once the Kings adapt to new head coach George Karl. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:30 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • Pau Gasol goes off against the Suns
      Pau Gasol continued his magnificent season on Saturday during a 112-107 win over the Suns, scoring 22 points with 14 boards, two assists and two blocks in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He made a 3-pointer and is just dominating right now. Gasol has been the No. 4 player in fantasy leagues over his previous 10, averaging 17.8 points, 13.8 boards and 2.3 blocks on 51.8 percent from the field. He's been one of the major steals of fantasy drafts and is only getting better as the year has gone on. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:34 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Min
    • 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
      Saturday, 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
      Saturday, 8:07 pm
    • Enes Kanter double-doubles in OKC debut
      Enes Kanter double-doubled in his OKC debut during a 110-103 win on Saturday over the Hornets, scoring 10 points with 13 rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He had five offensive boards and ran a ton of pick-and-roll offensive sets with Russell Westbrook. Kanter probably won't be as involved in the offense because of Kevin Durant being such an effective ISO player, so we're not too bullish about owning him. He's not worth owning in standard leagues with his decreased opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:18 pm
    • Dion Waiters plays 32 minutes vs. CHA
      Dion Waiters played 32 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday, making 4-of-15 from the field for 10 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: The minutes are eye-catching, but he is by far the most likely to lose playing time once Kevin Durant comes back. The fact that D.J. Augustin played so much next to Russell Westbrook is a big reason why. Waiters is a so-so add for now while KD is out, but he's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:17 pm
    • Serge Ibaka scores 16 points with 12 boards
      Serge Ibaka played very well next to his new teammates on Saturday with 16 points, 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks.

      Advice: He spaced the floor on offense and did a nice job on defense both on and off the ball. Ibaka's slow start is behind him and he's poised for a big finish. Congrats if you bought low on him. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:14 pm
    • Dante Cunningham starting second half
      Dante Cunningham started the second half at power forward on Saturday, finishing with seven points, four rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 27 minutes.

      Advice: With Anthony Davis (shoulder) and Ryan Anderson (knee) out, there are going to be some minutes available at power forward. However, Cunningham doesn't really do anything on the stat sheet and starting the second half tonight may have been matchup-based, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Alexis Ajinca is the guy we'll watch tonight and is worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:07 pm
    • Pau Gasol (thigh) will play against the Suns
      Pau Gasol (thigh contusion) will play against the Suns on Saturday.

      Advice: He should start and it shouldn't affect his playing time. Alex Len has been tremendous on the defensive side, so it should be an entertaining battle. Gasol needs to be in all lineups in what should be a more up-tempo game than usual. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:51 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Min
    • 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
      Saturday, 3:41 pm
    • Pau Gasol (thigh contusion) expected to play
      Pau Gasol (thigh contusion) is listed as probable and is expected to play against the Suns on Saturday.

      Advice: Usually, a probable tag on an injury report means a guy is almost a lock, but the Bulls are one of a few teams to rule out a probable guy, so we wouldn't totally dismiss this news on a new injury. To be clear, we still think he'll play. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:02 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Min
    • Enes Kanter and Kyle Singler will start Sat.
      Enes Kanter and Kyle Singler will draw the start vs. the Hornets on Saturday.

      Advice: Kanter is in line for big minutes right out of the gate with Steven Adams sidelined with a hand injury, so he can be viewed as a must-start option for the foreseeable future. Kanter has season averages of 13.8 points and 7.8 boards in 27.1 minutes per game, and while he does lack defensive stats, he should see plenty of touches on offense with Kevin Durant (foot) also out. Nick Collison started at center on Thursday, but he will now return to his limited role off the OKC bench and can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:21 am
    • Jonas Jerebko will have a chance to impress
      Jonas Jerebko and Luigi Datome will have a chance to prove whether or not they will fit into Boston's system.

      Advice: "We wanted to see how those two players fit with us," Ainge said. "They’re players we’ve liked before that we watched play and develop, and we want to see how they fit in our system. We want to see how they fit with our coaches and mesh with our players. Datome is a great shooter and Jerebko is a bigger perimeter player who can do a lot of the things Kelly [Olynyk] does." While Jerebko could potentially carve out a decent role with Kelly Olynyk (ankle) and Jared Sullinger (foot) sidelined, owners in most leagues can simply use a wait-and-see approach here, as both players have a lot of work to do in order to pop up on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:24 am
       
      4:30 pm vs Cha
    • Hill (hip) returns with a double-double
      Jordan Hill (hip) returned to action on Friday against the Nets, scoring 12 points on 5-of-15 shooting with 10 rebounds, one steal and one block in 29 minutes.

      Advice: Hill was a winner at the deadline by not being traded, though he wasn't really a given to get sent elsewhere. He should mostly survive the random rotations, but with the Lakers playing for a draft pick these days they may choose to be ultra-cautious with him. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:19 am
       
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Anderson scores 14 points with busy line
      Alan Anderson scored 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting (3-of-4 from deep) with four rebounds, six assists and one steal in Friday's win over the Lakers.

      Advice: Anderson did his damage with Jarrett Jack out and against a really bad Lakers team. He's been getting playing time over the past month and has returned top 110-150 value in 9- and 8-cat leagues, respectively. If that can work for you, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:39 am
       
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Draymond Green steals three in win
      Draymond Green scored 11 points with six rebounds, four assists, three steals and three 3-pointers against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: While several Western Conference teams made some improvements in the trade market, none of them compare to the improvements made by Draymond. He's a huge difference maker in reality and in fantasy, averaging 10.0 points, 11.0 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.8 blocks, 1.6 steals and 1.2 treys in his last five. The Warriors wouldn't have the No. 1 seed in the NBA without Green and his fantasy owners are probably looking good in the standings too. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:28 am
    • Cousins all over the stat sheet in big win
      DeMarcus Cousins scored 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting (7-of-9 FTs) with 15 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and nine turnovers in the Kings' 109-101 win over the Celtics on Friday.

      Advice: Cousins also ended the life of Jae Crowder, who was a kind man that once stepped in front of a locomotive on the basketball court and paid dearly for his courage. The Kings got a win for new coach George Karl, but this was the definition of an ugly win against a bad opponent and at some point the Kings need to get Cousins' turnovers under control. Rudy Gay scored 28 points on 9-of-18 shooting (2-of-5 3PTs, 8-of-8 FTs) with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks, but he also played out of control and will need to reel things back in to keep his efficiency on track. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:26 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • Millsap goes for nine and seven with three 3s
      Elijah Millsap was productive in 26 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring nine points on 3-of-7 shooting (3-of-6 from deep) with seven rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: Millsap just won't fade away but he'll face new challenges from Rodney Hood (10 minutes) and some of his other teammates didn't play their projected load of minutes tonight, either. He's just a borderline value in 12-team leagues at best over his last four games, and trending downward he's only worth a look in 14-16 team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:42 am
    • Jordan Hill returned to action on Friday February 20. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:30 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Morris drops 31 points in loss to Wolves
      Markieff Morris scored 31 points on 12-of-21 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in Friday's loss to the Wolves.

      Advice: Morris was bound to get a few extra looks with the Suns fielding a lineup without newly acquired Brandon Knight and Marcus Thornton, all while Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas were on their way out. The net effect of the trade deadline should help him get a few extra shots per night and help his already strong early round value. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:41 pm
    • 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
      Friday, 10:33 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
      Friday, 10:04 pm
    • C.J. Miles scores 17 points vs. Philly
      C.J. Miles scored 17 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: As per usual, it's been a bumpy ride for Miles. He's had a two-point outing and a 26-point one in his last five, averaging 13.4 points, 2.6 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 treys on 41.4 percent from the field in that span. He's not a must-own player, but he's worth a look if you're OK with sub-par field goal shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:39 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Cle
    • Jerami Grant scores 16 points off bench
      Jerami Grant scored 16 points off the bench on Friday against the Pacers with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

      Advice: You could make an argument that the 76ers wouldn't have traded K.J. McDaniels if they didn't have confidence in Grant here. He was very quiet heading into the break, but the Philly haphazard play has led to some nice block and steal totals. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:19 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Was
    • Deron, Plumlee, Anderson, Bojan & Joe start
      The Nets will start Deron Williams, Bojan Bogdanovic, Alan Anderson, Joe Johnson and Mason Plumlee against the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: Joe Johnson stretch four? OK. The Nets will likely get Thaddeus Young out there and they probably won't use this unit too much tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:54 pm
       
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Jonas Jerebko not with the Celtics yet
      Jonas Jerebko will not play against the Kings on Friday.

      Advice: He will join the team in Los Angeles for Sunday's game. Jerebko will likely get minutes, but he's not very effective at filling the stat sheet. Just watch him for now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:39 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Cha
    • Enes Kanter will be available on Saturday
      Enes Kanter along with the rest of the Thunder's recent acquisitions are all expected to be available for Saturday's game against the Hornets.

      Advice: With Kevin Durant's status up in the air for Saturday, Kanter could be stepping into a larger than expected role upon his first game with OKC. D.J. Augustin, Kyle Singler, and Steve Novak are also expected to be available, but Kanter is the guy who offers the most value out of the group. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:13 pm
    • Jonas Jerebko could get minutes for Boston
      Jonas Jerebko is expected to get minutes for the Celtics, but is not expected to play on Friday night against the Kings.

      Advice: The Celtics are paper thin up front with Jared Sullinger (leg) out indefinitely and Kelly Olynyk (ankle) day-to-day. Jerebko isn't a strong rebounder and a whopping 68.2 percent of his shots come without a dribble, so it's hard to imagine him behind highly involved in the offense. Keep an eye on him in deep leagues, though. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:41 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Cha
    • Gerald Green set to start at SG on Friday
      Gerald Green will start at shooting guard for Friday's game against the Wolves.

      Advice: With Brandon Knight unavailable for this one, Eric Bledsoe will slide over to the point guard spot, freeing up Green to log heavy minutes at the two-spot. He'll draw a favorable matchup tonight against Minnesota, but his value in general is due for an increase with the departure of Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas. If he's still available in your league, grab him, and consider using him as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. It's worth a mention Green has a 31.0 usage rate while he played next to Bledsoe with Dragic and Thomas off the floor this season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:53 pm
    • Jordan Hill (hip) coming off bench vs. Nets
      Jordan Hill (hip) will come off the bench in his return to the lineup on Friday against the Nets.

      Advice: The Lakers will start Jordan Clarkson, Wayne Ellington, Ryan Kelly, Tarik Black and Robert Sacre. Hill looked terrific just before his hip flexor strain, scoring 26 points with 12 rebounds on Jan. 29. He's already proven he's capable of being a strong fantasy asset with minutes in the mid-20s, so he's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:36 am
       
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Serge Ibaka goes for 21 points and 22 boards
      Serge Ibaka logged the first 20-20 line of his career on Thursday against the Mavericks, scoring 21 points with 22 boards and two turnovers.

      Advice: The rebounds were a career high, which has been a huge part of his success recently. In fact, Ibaka has a 15.2 total rebounding rate in his last 12 games, which is a nice increase from his 12.0 in his first 42 games of the season. Although, Ibaka's rebounding numbers should head back down with Steven Adams returning soon and the addition of Enes Kanter and his 17.1 total rebounding rate this season. On the other hand, Kanter's defense is going to be a problem, which may actually help Ibaka's block totals due to the weak side help. Ibaka has been able to climb back into being a second-round guy on the season and he should stay there the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:50 pm
    • Dion Waiters a loser from deadline day?
      Dion Waiters scored eight points with one rebound, three assists, one steal and two turnovers against the Mavericks on Thursday.

      Advice: The Thunder picking up D.J. Augustin is bad news for Waiters because it makes a lot of sense to play DJA next to Russell Westbrook. Augustin thrived off the ball next to Derrick Rose last season and will likely have a similar role -- not as many shots, though. That means Waiters probably won't play much more than 20 minutes. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:37 pm
    • Pelicans intend to waive Shawne Williams
      The Pelicans intend to buyout Shawne Williams, whom they acquired as part of Thursday's trade for Norris Cole.

      Advice: Williams is making $1.2 million this year but the Pelicans have enough help at SF that they're willing to cut him loose. It shouldn't take him long to find a team looking to pad their bench with a 39.5 percent 3-point shooter. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:27 pm
    • Jordan Hill (hip) expected to play Friday
      Jordan Hill (hip) was again able to go through a full practice on Thursday, and he is expected to be available for Friday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Hill will likely return to the starting lineup, which will send either Tarik Black or Robert Sacre back to the bench. If Hill was dropped in your league, now would be the time to get him as he's averaging 12.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:18 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Jonas Jerebko traded to the Celtics
      Jonas Jerebko was traded to the Celtics on Thursday.

      Advice: He was playing just 10.5 minutes per game in February and had two DNPs. Jerebko is probably not going to be in the rotation with the Celtics and can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:38 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Cha
    • Shawne Williams (hip) traded to the Pelicans
      Shawne Williams has been traded to the Pelicans.

      Advice: The Heat didn't play him at small forward much, but he may play there with his new team. Williams is far from a lock to be in the rotation and isn't worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:28 pm
    • Thunder trade for Enes Kanter at deadline
      The Thunder acquired Enes Kanter from the Jazz on Thursday.

      Advice: Kanter's move to OKC is part of a three-team deal with the Pistons -- Kendrick Perkins goes to Utah, Reggie Jackson goes to Detroit, Kyle Singler goes to Oklahoma City, and more pieces could move as details emerge. Kanter should start immediately and will likely keep the job even once Steven Adams (hand) returns to action. Fantasy owners should be pleased with the move as Kanter is no longer stifled by Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert, the latter of whom also gets a big boost with this trade. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:55 am
    • Report: OKC pushing hard to get Enes Kanter
      The Thunder are "pushing hard" to get Enes Kanter, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.

      Advice: Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski also added that the Thunder are after Kanter. Apparently, the Thunder are still trying to find a way to get a big man while leaving themselves some sort of backup behind Russell Westbrook. If Kanter is dealt to OKC, he would lose a lot of value. Rudy Gobert should be owned everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:23 am
    • Enes Kanter goes to practice on Wednesday
      Enes Kanter was at practice on Wednesday, but he will not speak to the media.

      Advice: He's said he would like to be traded and is reportedly far apart on contract terms with the Jazz, but at least he's still being a part of the team. There is no imminent deal for Kanter right now, but there's a very good chance he's traded on Thursday. Rudy Gobert will start and could be a star after the break. Trevor Booker will also play more. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:33 pm
    • Shawne Williams (hip) will play on Friday
      Shawne Williams (hip) will play against the Knicks on Friday.

      Advice: He has been on the injury report since Feb. 3, but the Heat aren't necessarily going to use him. Williams plays almost all of his minutes at power forward, so he'll basically need Chris Bosh to miss time in order to get significant minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:42 pm
    • Jordan Hill (hip) practices on Wednesday
      Jordan Hill (hip) went through practice on Wednesday and is expected to play on Friday.

      Advice: He suffered a strained hip flexor on Feb. 1 and has been out since. Hill will likely move back into the starting lineup, which will push Robert Sacre back to the bench. Hill put up a 26-point game in his last effort before the injury, so he is worth grabbing in standard leagues now that he is somewhat healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:09 pm
       
      7:30 pm vs Mil
    • Jordan Hill would like to remain with LAL
      Jordan Hill stated during a recent interview that his preference would be to remain with the Lakers.

      Advice: "I want to be here [in Los Angeles]," said Hill. "I want to be a in a steady place I call home." Hill is currently in an ideal situation playing for the tanking Lakers, and he is averaging career-highs in points (12.3) and rebounds (8.0). If he is moved before the deadline, it will open up more minutes for Carlos Boozer, Ed Davis, and Tarik Black, and his value would likely take a hit. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:17 pm
       
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    • Report: Teams interested in David Lee
      There are reportedly teams around the league that would be interested in facilitating a trade of David Lee if the Warriors also give up draft picks in the deal.

      Advice: While ownership is hesitant to upset the chemistry in Golden State by trading away a popular locker room guy, it's something the organization should consider as removing the $15 million owed to Lee next season would allow the Warriors to avoid the luxury tax when they are forced to give Draymond Green close to a max-contract during the offseason. Lee is a starting caliber power forward, and he will offer plenty of upside if he lands in the right situation. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:23 pm
    • Draymond Green would be interested in Detroit
      Draymond Green would be interested in pursuing an offer sheet with the Pistons when he becomes a restricted free agent this offseason.

      Advice: While Green does enjoy playing for Golden State, he grew up in Michigan, and played for Michigan State during his college years. There will be no shortage of teams looking to give Green a big contract following this year's breakout season, however given the Warriors success this season which can largely be attributed to the fantastic play of Green, it would seem likely the Warriors do whatever they can to retain him. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:31 pm
    • Kanter, Jazz far apart on contract figures
      Enes Kanter and the Utah Jazz are far apart on contract figures, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.

      Advice: A contract extension would keep Kanter from becoming a restricted free agent after the 2014-15 season, but it sounds like the sides aren't even close. Gennessy reports that Utah offered a four-year, $32 million deal, but Kanter's camp wants Gordon Hayward-type money (four years, $63 million). While the Jazz are saying they want to retain Kanter, a negotiations breakdown could speed up a deal that would have Rudy Gobert's fantasy owners rejoicing. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:46 am
    • Jazz may end up keeping Enes Kanter
      Despite the recent trade rumors, the Utah Jazz may end up keeping Enes Kanter, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

      Advice: In what could be a smoke screen, the Jazz are saying that Kanter is a part of the team's long-term plans are confident they can smooth over the issues that led to his trade request. A strong offer would presumably change the Jazz' tune here, but for now, Rudy Gobert's fantasy owners have to be a little disappointed. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:22 am
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