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    • Lin posts 14-5-6 line in win over Bucks
      Jeremy Lin scored 14 points on 4-of-10 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and six assists in 29 minutes off the bench in the Lakers' 101-93 win over the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: Lin has hovered around the bottom of the top-150 over the last month but has picked it up over the last week or so. Bryon Scott has said that he's thinking of starting Lin at some point, but that's not necessarily the driver of his value. He's worth a pickup though for the chance he can make a late-season run. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:44 am
    • Bayless scores 12 points vs. Lakers
      Jerryd Bayless scored 12 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 5-of-14 shots (including a three) with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes.

      Advice: The minutes are what's interesting here and that's before you get to Jerryd Bayless' ailing knee. He didn't produce a lot tonight and O.J. Mayo was out, but there's enough going for Bayless for owners to give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:34 am
    • McLemore scores 21 points vs. Spurs
      Ben McLemore scored 21 points on 5-of-8 shooting (10-of-12 FTs) with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in Friday's loss to the Spurs.

      Advice: McLemore has looked pretty good this season but the usage just hasn't been there, and his stat-set is somewhat deficient for standard formats. He got the extra looks tonight with DeMarcus Cousins out with a short-term ankle issue, but he should slowly see his role increase as the Kings finish out the season under George Karl. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:22 am
    • Chandler hits 2-of-11 shots off the bench
      Wilson Chandler hit 2-of-11 shots in his 34-minute stint off the bench on Friday, finishing with six points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The line isn't bad even if the shooting was. With the way the Nuggets have thinned out, Chandler should be owned in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:03 am
    • Barton scores 22 points with empty line
      Will Barton scored 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting (1-of-3 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with two rebounds and two assists in Friday's blowout loss.

      Advice: Barton went huge on Wednesday but unlike tonight he actually had stats outside of the scoring department. It's hard to trust much that is going on in Denver these days, but there's some flier appeal here because he might be the only guy not in Brian Shaw's doghouse right now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:01 am
    • Ingles posts low-end line against Nuggets
      Joe Ingles scored seven points on 3-of-5 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, five assists and one steal over 21 minutes on Friday against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Ingles and Elijah Millsap (seven points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block, 25 minutes) have flashed humble potential in fantasy leagues, but there's probably not enough food to go around. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:53 am
       
      6:00 pm vs Mil
    • Gordon posts 20 pts, eight rebs, four 3PMs
      Eric Gordon scored 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting (including four threes) with one rebound and eight assists in the Pelicans' 104-102 win over the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: The Pelicans aren't falling out of contention in the playoff chase and Gordon is a big reason why. He's been a top 50-75 guy (8/9 cat) over the last month or so and that'll probably be the case until (if) Jrue Holiday returns. Tyreke Evans added 19 points, three boards, 11 assists, one trey and five turnovers in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:44 am
    • Pondexter, Babbitt can't follow up
      Quincy Pondexter scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with three rebounds and one block in 33 minutes on Friday against the Heat.

      Advice: Pondexter scored 25 points the last time out and wasn't worth a pickup then and he's not worth a pickup now. Luke Babbitt (five points, one steal, one block, one three, 23 minutes) is in the same boat, and Dante Cunningham rounds out this rag tag crew with 10 points, 10 boards and one steal. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:41 am
    • Cole goes hitless on 10 shot attempts
      Norris Cole missed all 10 of his field goal attempts on Friday, finishing with three points (3-of-4 FTs), two boards and four assists in 23 minutes.

      Advice: This could be his worst game for the rest of the season and he had been fairly hot coming in. Cole isn't a must-own player or even a strong add, but he could wiggle his way into a productive role before it's all said and done in New Orleans. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:35 am
    • Dragic goes for 20 and five in loss
      Goran Dragic scored 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in the Heat's loss to the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: Dragic has been a top-70 player so far in Miami and that's likely to rise as he gets comfortable and his role increases. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:33 am
    • Chalmers scores six points off the bench
      Mario Chalmers scored six points on 2-of-5 shooting (including two threes) with one rebound in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Chalmers took a fatal blow to his fantasy value with the arrival of Goran Dragic and owners in 12-14 team formats can move along. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:27 am
    • Beverley returns from his illness on Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) returned to action in Friday's win over the Nets, scoring nine points on 3-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 34 minutes.

      Advice: This is better than we thought he'd do after multiple weeks looking banged up and/or sick. We're not sure he's over his current flu right now so owners should approach him with caution, but he's probably worth a pickup if he has been dropped after a really cold stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:19 am
    • Brown plays 35 minutes in another start
      Markel Brown started another game for the Nets on Friday, finishing with 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting (including two threes), four rebounds, one assist and two steals in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Brown is getting big minutes these days and it's anybody's guess if it continues, but he's worth a look in standard leagues as long as it's happening. He has an outside shot at a three, steal and block per game if he's playing north of 30 mpg, but nobody will write home about his current 36.6 percent mark from the field this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:02 am
    • Jack cools off, Williams plays a bit better
      Jarrett Jack hit just 2-of-9 shots for four points, one rebound, five assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Deron Williams started and wasn't great, hitting just 6-of-15 shots for 15 points and three assists, though he did have five boards and three steals in his 34 minutes. The Nets are going to give Williams every chance to get himself right, but Jack has been the better player for most of the season. Hang onto Jack while this gets sorted out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:56 pm
    • Wes Matthews hurts hand, doesn't need X-ray
      Wesley Matthews hurt his hand on Friday and said he doesn't need an X-ray.

      Advice: The injury occurred late in the game, so he didn't have to play through it. Matthews didn't play well tonight, making 2-of-13 from the field for eight points with six rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers. He should be ready to roll for the Kings on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:49 pm
    • Patrick Beverley returned to action on Friday February 27. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:24 pm
    • Lance Thomas returned to action on Friday February 27. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:24 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Tor
    • Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on knee
      Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on his knee following Friday's game.

      Advice: He said he is dealing with some problems with his kneecap, which bothered him last season. Dudley hasn't played well lately and has clearly been passed by Khris Middleton. If he's out, more minutes will go to Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:54 pm
       
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      6:00 pm @ Uta
    • Isaiah Thomas at it again with 28 & 7 in win
      Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points on 9-of-22 shooting (2-of-8 3PTs, 8-of-10 FTs) with one rebound, seven assists and one steal in the Celtics' 106-98 win over the Hornets on Friday.

      Advice: Thomas has been a top-25 player in four games for the Celtics (top-60 in 9-cat), averaging 22.3 points in 27.7 mpg with 2.5 treys, 3.3 boards, 6.0 assists, 1.0 steals and a devastating 88.6 percent from the line on 8.8 attempts per game. He's hitting just 39.3 percent of his shots during that small sample and his playing time should continue to rise. Meanwhile the Celtics look like a transformed team and a fun potential No. 8 seed if they can keep it up. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:51 pm
    • Bradley scores 19 points with three treys
      Avery Bradley scored 19 points on 8-of-18 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds, two assists and one steal in Friday's win over the Hornets.

      Advice: Bradley looks great next to his pal Isaiah Thomas as he doesn't need the ball in his hands much and he's getting great looks in the flow of the offense. Yes, his recent spurt has come against a bunch of bad teams, but the Thomas bump looks real and he should be in all lineups right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:42 pm
    • Turner posts a dud in win over Hornets
      Evan Turner managed just two points on 1-of-5 shooting with six rebounds and seven assists in 30 minutes on Friday.

      Advice: Turner didn't have a three, steal or block per usual, and he's the guy whose minutes are likely to take a hit with others excelling. Outside of strict points leagues he hasn't been worth much, and owners can find something better on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:33 pm
    • Mo Williams scores 31 points with six threes
      Mo Williams hit 9-of-23 shots (including six threes) for 31 points, seven rebounds, four assists and one steal over 37 minutes on Friday against the Celtics.

      Advice: Williams has been a bountiful add not once but twice this season. Even when Kemba Walker in mid-March there should be enough food at the table for him to eat in Charlotte. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:49 pm
    • Henderson holds on with solid night
      Gerald Henderson scored 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block on Friday.

      Advice: Henderson has been a borderline value in 12-team standard leagues for the last week or so and one has to wonder how his numbers will hold up with Mo Williams around. If you want to ride him while he's moderately productive go for it, but there's not enough upside to call him a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:46 pm
    • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores 19
      Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 19 points with six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one steal and three 3-pointers against the Knicks during a 121-115 overtime loss.

      Advice: He was coming in with some serious momentum, but his averages over his last five still look good with 19.6 points, 3.0 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.6 treys. Caldwell-Pope seems to have finally turned the corner and is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:33 pm
    • Reggie Jackson has an abysmal game
      Reggie Jackson made 5-of-24 from the field against the Knicks on Friday for 16 points with five rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointers.

      Advice: This kind of line against the Knicks is inexcusable. Jackson hasn't quite hit his stride with his new team and is making just 33.3 percent from the field in his last three. Jackson is still a huge part of the offense and he's a good bet for several 20-7-7 kind of lines this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:23 pm
    • George Hill logs 1st triple-double of career
      George Hill logged the first triple-double of his career on Friday during a 93-86 win over the Cavs with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists, one block, two steals and two turnovers.

      Advice: Since Monday, there has been a triple-double every night this week. Hill has really stepped up with 7.0 assists per game in his last five, adding averages of 12.8 points, 4.2 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.4 treys. He's not shooting the ball well, but he is a must-start player right now. Plus, it's great to see his groin injury is behind him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:06 pm
    • Update: Wilson Chandler to come off bench Fri
      Updating a previous report, Wilson Chandler will come off the bench for Friday's game against the Jazz.

      Advice: Gary Harris is going to stick with the starting unit for this one, and this is a very interesting move for head coach Brian Shaw. The Nuggets don't have a lot of healthy bodies, so Chandler should still be able to get his minutes, but he'll be a bit more of a risky play coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:24 pm
    • Pat Beverley is a go, likely on a minutes cap
      Patrick Beverley (illness) will play against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: He will have a minutes limit tonight. Beverley probably won't be shooting the ball more than six times or so because he's in a slump. He's more of a stash in standard leagues until he gets it going. Jason Terry can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:08 pm
    • Wilson Chandler (groin) will play Friday
      Wilson Chandler (groin) is a go for Friday's game vs. Utah.

      Advice: Chandler will likely return to the starting lineup, which will send Gary Harris back to the bench, and take away minutes from Will Barton. The Nuggets are banged up right now with Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) and Darrell Arthur (calf) out, so Wilson could be forced into heavy minutes playing both forward spots. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:50 pm
    • Patrick Beverley expected to play on Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) is expected to play against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: He hasn't been playing well these days, making 19.2 percent from the field in his last three. Beverley probably won't have a lot of shots going his way tonight and is not a great play in fantasy right now. Jason Terry also loses his luster. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:24 pm
    • Lin to start over Clarkson at some point?
      Coach Bryon Scott said he is thinking of starting Jeremy Lin at some point.

      Advice: The change is not going to happen tonight with the Lakers sticking with the same starting five. Lin may start over Jordan Clarkson or the team could go with a two-PG lineup, as well. Clarkson has played next to Lin for 23.3 percent of his minutes this season, so this isn't too bold and there won't be many fantasy implications here outside of Wayne Ellington being less appealing. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:37 am
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) still questionable
      Patrick Beverley (illness) went through the Rockets' shootaround, but he remains questionable for Friday's game vs. Brooklyn.

      Advice: We'll be monitoring Beverley's status closely, but if he's forced to sit on Friday, Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni would pick up most of his minutes. Terry has picked up a majority of Beverley's playing time over the past two games, but with averages of 8.5 points, 2.0 assists, 2.5 steals, and 2.5 three-pointers during that span, his value is limited to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:58 am
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) practices Thursday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) went through a light practice on Thursday, but he remains questionable for Friday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: The Rockets kept things light on Thursday, mainly going through shooting drills, so Beverley wasn't really tested and his status is still up in the air for Friday's game. If Beverley is again forced to sit on Friday, Jason Terry would get another game with the starting unit, although he remains an unattractive option in most leagues despite the starter-tag. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:35 am
    • Wilson Chandler (groin) targeting Friday
      Wilson Chandler (groin) said that he'll "more than likely" be available for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Chandler also downplayed the severity of his groin injury, saying it's nothing more than a "light strain," and it appears he has a decent chance of suiting up for Friday's matchup with Utah. Owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Friday's tip, but if Chandler is able to go, Gary Harris would head back to the bench where he'd return to being a negligible option in all leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:24 am
    • Patrick Beverley questionable for Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) is questionable for Friday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Beverley has missed two consecutive games with flu-like symptoms and needed an IV on Monday. He should have had enough time to recover by Friday night, but Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni would fill in with limited fantasy value if Beverley sits again on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:09 am
    • 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
      Thursday, 12:11 am
    • McLemore scores 16 points vs. Grizzlies
      Ben McLemore scored 16 points on Wednesday, but backed it up with zero rebounds, zero assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers on 7-of-15 shooting.

      Advice: The potential is there, but he tends to leave his owners with the opposite of a peaceful, easy feeling after each game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:30 pm
    • Ingles finally cools off in loss to Lakers
      Joe Ingles, who has seemingly been playing over his head for weeks, missed his only shot and didn't score in 15 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: He did have a steal and a block, but the return of Rodney Hood is eventually going to hurt him, and it looks like we saw the start of that tonight. Elijah Millsap also got hot and scored a career-high 17 points tonight, which is the real reason Ingles never really got back into the game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:58 pm
       
      6:00 pm vs Mil
    • Will Barton starts second half, scores 22
      Will Barton scored a season-high 22 points against the Suns on Wednesday with eight rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Wilson Chandler did not play and Darrell Arthur (knee) lasted just three minutes, so it was Barton starting the second half. Barton did score 15 points on Monday and he is likely to get minutes in the 20s even when Chandler comes back -- Chandler is hoping to play on Friday. He's worth a look in deep leagues right now and is a speculative add in 14-team leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:09 pm
    • Quincy Pondexter scores career-high 25
      Quincy Pondexter drew another start at small forward on Wednesday and hit 9-of-13 shots and four 3-pointers for a career-high 25 points to go along with five rebounds and two assists in a tough win over the Nets.

      Advice: One of his threes was a dagger for the win and he was simply feeling it tonight. He's worth a look as long as Ryan Anderson and Anthony Davis are out, and the Pelicans have somehow won three straight games to stay in the playoff hunt. QP had just five points in Saturday's start, but could make for a sneaky DFS play soon if Davis and Anderson continue to miss time, and Pondexter builds on the confidence he gained tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:06 pm
    • Eric Gordon's slump continues Wednesday
      Eric Gordon hit just 2-of-11 shots (both 3-pointers) for eight points, six rebounds, four assists and a steal on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's really struggling with his shot right now, hitting just 19-of-61 shots over his last five games, good for just 31 percent. He's averaging 12.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 3.2 3-pointers over that stretch, so if his shot ever comes back, he could start putting up some really nice numbers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:02 pm
    • Jarrett Jack back in action for Nets
      Jarrett Jack returned from a hamstring injury on Wednesday and had 15 points, three rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer on 5-of-12 shooting in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Jack may or may not replace Deron Williams as the starting point guard, or could end up replacing Markel Brown at shooting guard. Either way, he's proven his worth to the Nets and they're going to need him to play minutes if they're going to stay in the No. 8 hole in the East. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:51 pm
    • Mo Williams gets hot in the second half
      Mo Williams scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half against the Bulls during a 98-86 win on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: His numbers look great in Charlotte, averaging 23.0 points, 7.5 dimes, 2.0 steals and 4.0 treys in his two previous starts. Williams is shaping up to be a must-start player in standard leagues until Kemba Walker (knee) returns next month. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:42 pm
    • Markel Brown starts again, scores eight
      Markel Brown started at shooting guard again on Wednesday, but had just eight points, four rebounds, three steals and a block on 3-of-9 shooting.

      Advice: He played 30 minutes, but this was a far cry from his 10 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and two blocks he posted in Monday's start. And with Jarrett Jack back from his hamstring injury, the arrow is pointing down on Brown. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:41 pm
    • Jerryd Bayless plays 30 minutes
      Jerryd Bayless played 30 minutes during a 104-88 win over the 76ers on Wednesday with 13 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: With O.J. Mayo (rest) out and Michael Carter-Williams only playing 18 minutes, there was a lot of playing time up for grabs for Bayless tonight. However, he will likely start seeing his minutes fall to the mid-20s in short order. In his last five, he averaged 9.4 points, 4.2 boards, 3.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.6 treys. His numbers will likely be in that neighborhood going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:00 pm
    • Evan Turner triple-doubles in win
      Evan Turner hit 5-of-9 shots for 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in 34 minutes in another start on Wednesday.

      Advice: Turner is never going to blow you away with his ability to shoot or score, and is hitting just 34 percent of his shots over his last five games, to go along with 10.2 points. But when you consider he's also averaging 7.6 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 1.4 steals over that stretch, owners have learned to live with the parts of his game that stink. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:24 pm
    • Mario Chalmers struggles in 33 minutes
      Mario Chalmers got 33 minutes off the Heat bench on Wednesday, but hit just 2-of-10 shots and 1-of-8 3-pointers for eight points and one assist.

      Advice: Yuck. The minutes were nice, but it's going to be very tough for him to do much as long as Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:33 pm
    • Wilson Chandler out on Wednesday night
      Wilson Chandler (groin) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Nuggets are very thin at forward and will start Danilo Gallinari and Darrell Arthur at those two spots. Chandler is likely going to miss more time, so there fantasy owners should take a look at Gallo and/or Arthur tonight. Although, he is targeting a return for Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:16 pm
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) out again vs. LAC
      Patrick Beverley (illness) will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

      Advice: That's not good against Chris Paul. Beverley needed an IV on Monday, but he should be ready for the weekend. The Rockets will likely start Jason Terry, who scored nine points in 28 minutes on Monday. Pablo Prigioni will also play close to 20 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:18 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas to continue coming off bench
      Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that he isn't considering Isaiah Thomas as a starter, and he's happy with the backcourt combination of Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley.

      Advice: Thomas has averaged 21.0 points, 3.0 triples, 3.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 steals in two games with Boston, despite playing only 26 minutes off the bench. He's a must-start fantasy player whether he's starting or leading the second unit, and his presence is a drag on Smart's fantasy outlook. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:02 pm
    • Wilson Chandler (hip) doubtful vs. the Suns
      Wilson Chandler (hip) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Now that they are pretty much out of playoff contention, the Nuggets have almost no incentive to play Chandler at less than 100 percent so we would be shocked if he somehow played in this one. Gary Harris drew the start in Chandler's place on Monday, but after scoring just 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting in 26 minutes, he is only worth a look in deeper leagues. Expect Randy Foye, Will Barton and Danilo Gallinari to see an uptick in minutes as well Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:21 am
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) skips shootaround
      Patrick Beverley (illness) was not at shootaround and remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: He wasn't able to play against the Wolves on Monday due to flu-like symptoms, but it's hard to imagine him not doing everything he can to play against Chris Paul and the Clippers. Beverley will likely be a game-time decision tonight, so his owners will have no choice but to check back later before setting their lineups. Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni will fill the void for the Rockets if Beverley sits, but James Harden will have even more responsibility on offense if that is the case. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:43 am
    • Lance Thomas (groin) will not play Wednesday
      Lance Thomas (groin) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: This is a tough break for Thomas, as he actually drew the start in the Knicks' last game against the Cavaliers, scoring 11 points with five boards in 23 minutes. Cleanthony Early is also said to be dealing with an ankle issue, meaning Travis Wear, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Quincy Acy could be forced into big minutes on Wednesday. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:30 am
       
      4:30 pm vs Tor
    • Reggie Jackson racks up 22 pts, 8 reb, 9 ast
      Reggie Jackson filled up the boxscore during Tuesday's home loss, scoring a team-high 22 points with one 3-pointer, eight rebounds, nine assists and one block.

      Advice: R-Jax took a whopping 15 drives to the basket during his Pistons debut, according to NBA.com, and he finished 5-of-8 within 12 feet of the hoop tonight. He's being unleashed by coach Stan Van Gundy, a thrilling development for patient owners who watched him languish on OKC's bench prior to the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:32 pm
    • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: 21 pts w/ five 3s
      Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's 21 points weren't enough to beat the Cavs on Tuesday, as he sank 7-of-13 shots with five 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist and two steals in 33 minutes.

      Advice: KCP is averaging 19.8 points, 3.8 threes and 1.3 steals over Detroit's past four games. He's made 49.2 percent of his field goals during that span and owners should be deploying him in all formats while he's this hot -- just be prepared for some rough nights, as he's shooting 40.0 percent on the season and takes almost half of his shots beyond the arc. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:25 pm
    • Jarrett Jack will play limited minutes Wed.
      Nets' head coach Lionel Hollins said that Jarrett Jack (hamstring) will play limited minutes off the bench for Wednesday's game vs. New Orleans.

      Advice: It's unclear at this point whether Hollins is easing Jack back into the rotation, or if Deron Williams has secured his spot in the starting lineup, and this is a situation we will continue to monitor closely. While Jack is set to return to action on Wednesday, owners should consider benching him as it's unlikely he'll be able to offer much statistically playing limited minutes in a bench role. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:31 pm
    • Jarrett Jack (hamstring) probable Wednesday
      Jarrett Jack (hamstring) took part in Tuesday's practice, and he is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

      Advice: There's no word on whether or not he'll retake his place in the starting lineup upon his return, but Deron Williams has certainly given Jack a run for his money after putting up two consecutive double digit assist outings in his last two games. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but if Jack does return to the starting lineup, Williams' value will take a sizable hit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:09 pm
    • Patrick Beverley questionable for Wednesday
      Patrick Beverley (flu-like symptoms) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

      Advice: Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni filled in for Beverley on Monday as he missed the Rockets' game against the Wolves with the same illness. While neither player had a big game in Beverley's absence, Terry has more fantasy potential of the two if Beverley sits again on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:34 am
    • Isaiah Thomas relishes victory over Suns
      Isaiah Thomas said it felt good to beat his former team on Monday night as the Celtics beat the Suns in Phoenix.

      Advice: Thomas led the Celtics to victory with 21 points and relished beating the team that traded him last week. "It felt good to beat the team that traded you away," Thomas said. "I just love the big moment. I want to be the hero. IT2 will see plenty of run with the C's and has top-25 fantasy upside the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:18 am
    • Ingles back to posting versatile lines
      Joe Ingles scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 27 minutes on Monday against the Spurs.

      Advice: Ingles started to make some noise before a back injury derailed him, and factoring in the games in which he struggled with it he has been a top-125 guy over the last eight contests. We know he's not exactly a household name but he's worth a look in competitive formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:25 pm
       
      6:00 pm vs Mil
    • Bradley goes berserk w/ 23 points, six steals
      Avery Bradley scored 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting (including three treys) with four rebounds, three assists and six steals in Monday's road win over the Suns.

      Advice: Bradley hit all four of his freebies for good measure. The addition of Isaiah Thomas is probably going to help him because of the point guard's ability to penetrate and find shooters on the perimeter. The two had extremely good chemistry tonight and Bradley should be owned in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:47 pm
    • Turner holding onto his role with IT in town
      Evan Turner logged 32 minutes on Monday against the Suns, scoring 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, four assists and one steal.

      Advice: By now you know the story with Turner, whose value is depressed in standard leagues due to poor efficiency and bad peripherals. So far the arrival of Isaiah Thomas hasn't hit him yet, but Turner didn't look all that great tonight and there's really no need for him to facilitate the offense with Thomas around. He's really only worth owning in points leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:41 pm
    • The Pizza Guy delivers in win over the Suns
      New Celtics PG Isaiah Thomas returned to Phoenix just a week after he was traded away, carving up the Suns for 21 points, seven assists, three treys and one steal in 27 minutes.

      Advice: It's clear the Celtics are going to rely on Thomas to generate much of their offense and though they could decide to hold his minutes in the 27-30 range, it wouldn't be surprising if he's running starter's minutes sometime soon. He has top-25 upside and he's probably looking at early round returns no matter what, as now the Suns join the Kings in looking silly for letting the Pizza Guy go. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:35 pm
    • Markel Brown stuffs stat sheet in first start
      Markel Brown played a whopping 45 minutes in his first start of his NBA career against the Nuggets on Monday, scoring 10 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and four blocks.

      Advice: He had career highs in every stat mentioned above except assists. After playing a combined 29 minutes in his previous nine games, Brown was unleashed tonight. He is the first Net to post a double-double in his first start since Terrence Williams in 2009 and will probably have another chance to get another one. Brown won't be this good, but his athleticism is something the Nets have been missing on the wing. He's worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:13 pm
    • Norris Cole posts 15 points, six assists
      Norris Cole backed up a solid debut from Saturday with 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting, one rebound, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: The Pelicans might be desperate enough for offense that Cole steps into the void right away and produces. Consider him a flier pick for 12-14 team leagues at this time. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:10 pm
    • Bayless posts low-end line in start for Bucks
      Jerryd Bayless drew another start on Monday against the Bulls, scoring eight points on 4-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds, five assists and one steal in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Michael Carter-Williams (foot) sounds like he will play against his old Sixers squad on Wednesday, so that will put a serious damper on Bayless' short-term value. Over the long-term, MCW isn't exactly known for his durability and owners will want to keep a close eye on Bayless or even see how things play out this week. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:52 pm
    • Dudley goes scoreless on Monday vs. Bulls
      Jared Dudley was demoted to a bench role on Monday and missed all four of his shot attempts, finishing with no points as the Bulls had no mercy on his soul.

      Advice: Dudley managed two steals, one board and one assist and he has been slowly trending down over the past week. After a night like this, owners have to be thinking about a drop and if there's any slightly better than average free agent it's an easy call. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:40 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Uta
    • Goran Dragic looks much better with 23 & 10
      Goran Dragic showed why the Heat traded for him on Monday with 23 points, two rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He only had one assist in his Heat debut on Saturday and was on the other end of the spectrum tonight. Dragic was highly involved in the offense and he should add plenty more double-doubles with his new team. He's one of the best point guards in the paint, which should complement the rest of the starters. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:15 pm
    • Wilson Chandler (groin) out on Monday night
      Wilson Chandler (groin) will not play against the Nets on Monday.

      Advice: The Nuggets are really going to be shorthanded on the wing. With Chandler out, there should be more Danilo Gallinari at the three and maybe Randy Foye and Gary Harris play more at shooting guard. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:31 pm
    • Wilson Chandler questionable to play Monday
      Wilson Chandler (hip) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Chandler played just 18 minutes on Sunday, and perhaps now we know why. Chandler has dealt with hip and groin injuries for a lot of his career, and he's once again experiencing soreness in his adductors. If Chandler doesn't suit up, expect Randy Foye to draw the start alongside Danilo Gallinari. Will Barton and rookie Gary Harris could also see a few extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:32 am
    • Jarrett Jack will not play vs. Denver on MON
      Jarrett Jack (hamstring) will not play against the Nuggets on Monday.

      Advice: Jack was doubtful on Sunday, so it would have taken a miracle to see him out there on Monday. Former franchise face Deron Williams will draw another start, and he gets to do it against the dumpster fire that is the Denver Nuggets. D-Will started the last game against the Lakers and went for 12 points, four rebounds, 15 assists, two steals and a block (five turnovers) in just under 40 minutes. He'll get all of the minutes he can handle tonight, making him an obvious option to consider in daily formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:45 am
    • Spoelstra wants to make Dragic comfortable
      Erik Spoelstra said of his "biggest priorities" is to make Goran Dragic "feel comfortable as soon as we can."

      Advice: "It was tough. Sometimes you didn’t know where to go," Dragic said of his debut with his new teammates. Spoelstra also said that the Heat want to "play to his strengths" when talking about Dragic's acclimation, and it will be an adjustment process for all involved. Even Dwyane Wade admitted it will take some time to play with another guy who can create off the dribble, and it sounds like the Heat will be tinkering with their new look for at least the next several contests. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:12 am
    • Reggie Jackson felt like Thunder 'scapegoat'
      Reggie Jackson said that he felt like the "scapegoat" with the Thunder.

      Advice: "I wasn't always perfect, nor was the situation, but I became the brunt of the blame there," Jackson said. "Everything bad that happened, I was the scapegoat. I'm taking all this blame, and I'm wondering: 'How am I supposed to change it all here, make an impact, in eight minutes a game?' Jackson dramatized his exit out of OKC, and he's now under tremendous pressure to succeed as Stan Van Gundy's point guard, a responsibility that Jackson says he's always wanted. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:19 am
    • Evan Turner hands out season-high 12 assists
      Evan Turner finished Sunday's OT defeat with 12 points on 5-of-19 shooting, six rebounds and a season-high 12 assists.

      Advice: He added two steals while turning the ball over four times in 36 minutes of action. Fantasy owners should view this line skeptically for numerous reasons -- he did this against the Lakers' lackluster defense, Isaiah Thomas was ejected during his Celts' debut off the bench, and Turner is now a combined 23-of-90 from the field over his past nine games (25.6 percent). Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:22 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas scores 21 points in Celts debut
      Isaiah Thomas looked good in green during his Celtics debut on Sunday, posting 21 points, three 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in just 25 minutes before being ejected in the fourth quarter.

      Advice: He was dealing with a minor illness, according to coach Brad Stevens, and should see his role increase steadily as he adjusts to his new team in Boston. A starting job is almost inevitable, though Thomas should see an uptick in playing time and usage rate no matter where he begins the game. Boston has him under contract for a reasonable $19.3 million over the next three seasons (through 2017-18), so they have plenty of incentive to feed him minutes over the final two months of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:00 pm
    • Jeremy Lin scores 25 points in Lakers' OT win
      The Lakers stole an overtime win vs. the Celtics on Sunday behind Jeremy Lin, who scored 25 points and handed out six assists in just 30 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Lin didn't play during the first quarter and seemed headed for another lousy night, but he caught fire as the game went on and was the difference-maker in L.A.'s comeback victory. The Lakers have won two of their past 18 games and they're headed nowhere this season, which is another reason to distrust Lin's ROS value, but he's at least worth stashing on your bench in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:56 pm
    • Avery Bradley's buzzer-beating 3pt not enough
      Avery Bradley made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to send Sunday's game vs. the Lakers into overtime, finishing the Celtics' loss with 20 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals.

      Advice: He shot 8-of-20 overall and missed all three of his free throw attempts, but he didn't turn the ball over all game and his clutch 3-pointer is worth watching via the link below. Bradley has been a top-100 value over the past month but his role is bound to change with Isaiah Thomas entering the backcourt rotation, so fantasy owners shouldn't take Bradley's current projections as a given. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:47 pm
    • 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
    • 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
    • Gerald Henderson (wrist) held to four points
      Gerald Henderson played through a sore left wrist on Sunday vs. the Mavericks, finishing with only four points, three boards, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

      Advice: This is not the same wrist that Henderson had surgery on in May and it doesn't appear that he is danger of missing any action. He doesn't contribute much beyond the occasional scoring outburst and owners in standard leagues can almost certainly do better, especially now that Mo Williams has joined the Hornets' backcourt rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:37 pm
    • Mo Williams stays hot, scores 22 in loss Sun.
      Mo Williams continued his stellar play with the Hornets in a loss to the Mavericks on Sunday, scoring 22 points with three assists, one board, three steals and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: The Hornets clearly got a bargain in their trade with the Wolves, as Williams has been nothing short of incredible with his new team. He scored 24 points with 11 assists and five 3-pointers on Saturday, and with Kemba Walker set to miss at least a few more weeks, Williams is going to be a must-start player for the foreseeable future. Congrats are in order if you were able to snag him off the wire. As for Brian Roberts, it's safe to drop him in almost all leagues after he failed to score in just 14 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:07 pm
    • Will Barton plays well in 25 minutes for DEN
      Will Barton played 25 minutes off the bench in his Nuggets debut on Sunday, scoring eight points on 3-of-10 shooting and a full stat line.

      Advice: Barton added three boards, three assists, two steals and a rare blocked shot in an unconditionally encouraging debut for Denver. This game was a blowout and Brian Shaw played 13 guys at least 12 minutes, however, so Barton's role comes with no guarantees. He's only worth a speculative pickup in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:06 pm
    • Wilson Chandler awful in 18 minutes vs. OKC
      Wilson Chandler played only 18 minutes in Sunday's ugly road loss vs. the Thunder, going 2-of-11 from the field to finish with four points, four rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: Chandler had scored 10+ points in seven of the Nuggets' previous eight games and this was a fluky performance by any measure. Denver may start favoring young players over veterans down the stretch, which would erode Chandler's fantasy appeal, but for now we're anticipating a bounce-back effort vs. Brooklyn on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:59 pm
    • George Hill shoots 4-of-13 in 30 minutes
      George Hill shot 4-of-13 from the field on Sunday, finishing a surprising win vs. the Warriors with 12 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Hill is shooting just 38.8 percent over his past five games and has yet to play more than 30 minutes in a game since returning from his groin injury on Jan. 23. The Pacers' caution is understandable and Hill is still providing fantasy value thanks to solid 3-pointers, assists and steals, in addition to low turnovers from the PG spot. He should only get better in the season's final eight weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:50 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas (illness) will play on Sunday
      Isaiah Thomas is feeling under the weather, but he is going to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: Thomas is set to come off the bench in his Boston debut behind Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley, but it's going to be interesting to see what coach Brad Stevens does with his rotations. Thomas should still see plenty of run in a bench role, so he's still worth holding onto in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:11 pm
    • Reggie Jackson scores 17 pts in Pistons debut
      Reggie Jackson scored 17 points with five rebounds and five assists in his Pistons' debut on Sunday, making 7-of-18 shots with one 3-pointer in 30 minutes of action.

      Advice: He immediately started and is a must-own player now that he's locked in as a starter for Detroit. He hadn't taken more than 12 shots in a game since Dec. 31 and his stats will inevitably spike across the board, so get in your trade offers while you still can. Tonight's line could have been even better but Jackson was under the weather, even becoming ill on the sidelines during the game. R-Jax's starting job is bad news for reserve G Spencer Dinwiddie, who isn't worth holding in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:58 pm
    • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores 26 points
      Kentavious Caldwell-Pope dropped 26 points on 10-of-20 shooting during Sunday's win over the Wizards, adding six 3-pointers, two rebounds, two steals, one assist and one turnover over 31 minutes of action.

      Advice: Stan Van Gundy is intent upon developing KCP's game, so he should log heavy minutes on a regular basis. His efficiency remains an issue, but with season averages of 11.9 points, 1.8 three-pointers, and 1.1 steals per game on 39.7 percent shooting, he's worth owning as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:49 pm
    • Gerald Henderson (wrist) will play Sunday
      Gerald Henderson is dealing with a sore wrist but he is planning to play against the Mavericks on Sunday.

      Advice: The Hornets would be forced to give more minutes to mercurial guard Lance Stephenson if Henderson ever has to miss any action, but it looks like they dodged a bullet here. Barring a late setback, Henderson should be ready to roll against the Mavericks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:22 pm
    • Jerryd Bayless scores 13 pts in fill-in start
      Jerryd Bayless started again on Sunday and scored 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting, adding one 3-pointer, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Michael Carter-Williams (foot) is day-to-day but he could miss a few more games, giving Bayless a temporary window to produce as a starter. He'll drop off instantly once MCW returns, however, so owners should get attached to the 26-year-old journeyman. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:09 pm
    • Jarrett Jack (hamstring) doubtful for Monday
      Jarrett Jack (hamstring) did not practice on Sunday, and he is being listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: It's looking like Deron Williams is going to get another game to prove to head coach Lionel Hollins that he belongs in the starting lineup, and he'll draw a favorable matchup vs. Denver. Jack said that he is hopeful to give it a go for Wednesday's game against New Orleans, so it seems safe to assume he won't be available on Monday. For what it's worth, Jack said that he would try and play if it were the seventh game of a series. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:46 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas will come off bench on Sunday
      Isaiah Thomas will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

      Advice: It looks like Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley's job is safe for now, and it will be interesting to see what head coach Brad Stevens does with his rotations in the coming weeks. Thomas should still see plenty of run even in a bench role, so he's still worth owning in all leagues. Check back after the game to see how he fares. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:10 am
    • Isaiah Thomas going through shootaround
      Newcomers Isaiah Thomas, Jonas Jerebko and Luigi Datome are all going through shootaround and look set to play against the Lakers on Sunday night.

      Advice: They weren't able to meet up with the team in time to play on Friday, but all signs point to them being activated tonight. It's going to be interesting to see how Thomas fits into the rotation along with Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley, so owners will want to keep a close eye on this in the coming days. Jerebko may see a few minutes with Jared Sullinger (foot) out for the season, but Datome will probably be buried on the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:43 am
    • Lance Thomas starting over Cleanthony Early
      Lance Thomas will replace Cleanthony Early in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Early scored just two points in 23 minutes in a start against the Heat on Friday, but coach Derek Fisher said that Thomas was starting for his ability to guard multiple positions. in 15 starts this season, Thomas has averaged 6.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists, so there's no reason to grab him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:23 am
       
      4:30 pm vs Tor
    • Reggie Jackson will start Sunday vs. Wizards
      Reggie Jackson will be in the starting lineup against the Wizards on Sunday.

      Advice: Jackson is looking at a huge bump in his fantasy value since his move to Detroit, and he should be owned in all leagues moving forward. In 13 starts for the Thunder this season, Jackson averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 3-pointers per game, so his owners should be feeling pretty good right about now. Spencer Dinwiddie will shift to the bench on Sunday, and can now be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:46 am
    • Eric Gordon scores 24 points in easy win
      Eric Gordon was fantastic against the Heat on Saturday with 24 points, four rebounds, six assists, one steal and six 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: This was a huge game from Gordon and the team is really, really going to need him to produce on offense. EJ (Eric Jr.) is launching a ton of treys right now and he's been a top-50 player in the past month. His injury history is behind him for now, so he's a must-start player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:54 pm
    • Quincy Pondexter scores five in a start
      Quincy Pondexter played 27 minutes in a start against the Heat on Saturday with five points, three assists and one rebound.

      Advice: He might stick in the starting lineup, but Pondexter has some boring averages. In his last five, he averaged 7.2 points, 1.2 boards, 1.2 assists and 0.8 blocks. No thanks. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:46 pm
    • Norris Cole plays a surprising 30 minutes
      Norris Cole played a surprising 30 minutes against the Heat on Saturday with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Admittedly, we didn't see this coming, but the Pelicans just need bodies right now. Considering Tyreke Evans plays three positions, we might see Cole log minutes in the upper 20s at the point next to 'Reke while their power forwards are on the shelf. Cole doesn't have a high ceiling, so he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:40 pm
    • Goran Dragic has a slow start to Miami career
      Goran Dragic didn't play well in his first game with the Heat on Saturday during a 105-91 loss to the Pelicans, scoring 12 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Heat offense was lost tonight with a lot of guys standing around Dwyane Wade (19 points, four rebounds and four assists) The Heat also used a lot of three-guard lineups tonight, which was a big complaint from Dragic in Phoenix. He obviously gets a pass here and should be better on Monday against the 76ers. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:37 pm
    • Mario Chalmers scores 20 points vs. NO
      Mario Chalmers scored 20 points off the bench against the Pelicans on Saturday with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He was fantastic in his new role off the bench to start the game, but he started the second half. Chalmers did get some playing time in the fourth quarter, but amazingly he didn't score any points in garbage time. He has been wildly inconsistent and we would love to see it again, so leave him on the wire unless you need steals and treys badly. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:27 pm
    • Gerald Henderson has a bad game
      Gerald Henderson made 2-of-10 from the field for six points with six rebounds and seven assists in 33 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

      Advice: He did have a lot of good looks, but they just weren't falling. Henderson has made just 28.6 percent from the field in his last four and has seen his fantasy appeal fall off even in points leagues and DFS -- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist returning doesn't help. Owners in standard leagues should almost never think about adding Henderson. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:43 pm
    • Mo Williams thrives in first Charlotte start
      Mo Williams had an exceptional start to his Hornet career on Saturday, scoring 24 points with four rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: Wow. He made the 1,000th 3-pointer of his career and he's likely going to make a heck of a lot more based on how he launched 10 attempts tonight. Williams is really a nice fit to help space the floor with Al Jefferson posting up and they really don't have a great shooter on the team right now. We still won't see Kemba Walker for a few more weeks, so Williams could be a top-50 guy until then. If you want help now, you almost have to add him after this one. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:20 pm
    • Mario Chalmers starts 2nd half vs. Pelicans
      Mario Chalmers started the second half against the Pelicans, with Udonis Haslem shifting to the bench.

      Advice: The Pelicans lost Anthony Davis (shoulder) and Ryan Anderson (knee) for the game, so the Heat opted to go with a smaller lineup to better matchup with New Orleans. Even if Chalmers continues to come off the bench in the future, he should be able to chip in enough points, assists, steals and 3-pointers to be worth holding onto in most leagues. Haslem, on the other hand, isn't a reliable fantasy asset in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:06 pm
    • Quincy Pondexter starting vs. Heat Saturday
      Quincy Pondexter is starting in place of Dante Cunningham for Saturday's game vs. the Heat.

      Advice: Cunningham has been very disappointing in recent weeks, so the move makes sense. Pondexter has season averages of just 5.6 points, 2.4 boards and 1.0 assist in 20.7 minutes per game, so he's only worth a look in deeper leagues for now. Check back after the game to see how he fares against the Heat. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:45 pm
    • Norris Cole available to play on Saturday
      Norris Cole will play against the Heat on Saturday.

      Advice: In his first game away from the Heat, he gets to play against them. The Pelicans have been using Jimmer Fredette as a backup point guard, but coach Monty Williams has become even more confident in Tyreke Evans at the one. There won't be many minutes for Cole tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:11 pm
    • Enter the Dragon: Goran Dragic will start
      Goran Dragic will start against the Pelicans on Saturday.

      Advice: "We brought him here to play. We brought him here to start," coach Erik Spoelstra said. Dragic and the Heat will play at a faster tempo and the former Sun should be operating with the ball a lot more. He also played next to some floor-spacing guys, so it'll be interesting to see how he fits in with some new guys. Obviously, he should see a full complement of minutes and is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:58 pm
    • Mo Williams will start vs. the Thunder
      Mo Williams will start against the Thunder on Saturday.

      Advice: It's his first game with the team and he's already beat Brian Roberts for the starting job, which sums up how poorly Roberts played. Williams probably won't play more than 30 minutes tonight considering how often he's hurt. Plus, throwing him out there for more than 30 minutes against Russell Westbrook sounds like a cruel punishment. Williams is more of a scorer than Roberts, so expect slightly less scoring output from Gerald Henderson and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:19 pm
    • Goran Dragic will play on Saturday night
      Goran Dragic will play against the Pelicans on Saturday night.

      Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra also said he expects to see the Heat increase their pace.That's a great sign all around because the Heat rank dead last in the NBA in pace this season. With Dragic in the mix, Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier will lose playing, which is too bad after both played very well on Friday. Dragic should see his fantasy value increase and it'll go up even higher when the Heat rest Dwyane Wade. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:46 pm
    • Markel Brown may have a larger role soon
      After scoring a career-high nine points with two boards, one assist and one steal in 15 minutes during Friday's win over the Lakers, Markel Brown may have earned himself a larger role in the rotation.

      Advice: "I like Markel," said coach Lionel Hollins. "He's been playing extremely well in practice lately and I wanted to give him a chance to go out there." Brown got some extra run on Friday with Jarrett Jack nursing a hamstring issue, so owners in deeper leagues can simply just keep an eye on him for now. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:07 am
    • Coach SVG intends to keep Reggie Jackson
      Head coach Stan Van Gundy made it clear that Reggie Jackson will be his long-term answer at point guard for the Pistons.

      Advice: "We wouldn't have made the move we did if we didn't feel ready to make it a long-term commitment," Van Gundy said Friday. "There's no guarantees. He's a [restricted free agent]. We know we can keep him through next year no matter what he does, but we feel good about making a long-term commitment to him and hopefully he'll feel real comfortable making a long-term commitment here and we'll get it done." Jackson has an incredible opportunity to start and play big minutes for Detroit, and he shouldn't be floating around any waiver wires at this point. In 13 starts for the Thunder this season, Jackson averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 3-pointers per game, so his owners should prepare to be amazed. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:18 am
    • Jeremy Lin scores 18 points on Friday
      Jeremy Lin scored 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting (1-of-4 3PTs, 5-of-8 FTs) with one rebound, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: We don't trust Byron Scott or Lin as far as we can throw them these days, but this is a decent showing for a guy who has been lacking in both confidence and production lately. He's not a must-add player or even a strong add, but he's worth keeping an eye on in case he can get on track with a terribly shallow squad. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:59 am
    • Bradley fills it up against sloppy Kings team
      Avery Bradley scored 28 points on 12-of-22 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, six assists, four steals and a block in 41 minutes on Friday against the Kings.

      Advice: Bradley has picked up the pace since Rajon Rondo left and he should be owned in all standard formats, but he might lose a little volume on his scoring with Isaiah Thomas coming into the fold. Then again, the addition of a playmaker could free him for more 3-point looks. It's worth mentioning that tonight's output came against a Kings team that turned the ball over 24 times. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:05 am
    • Turner posts inefficient popcorn line
      Evan Turner hit just 3-of-14 shots in Friday's loss, finishing with seven points, five rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one 3-pointer and five turnovers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: Turner's already suspect value in standard leagues is going to take a sizable hit when Isaiah Thomas joins the team. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:56 am
    • Ingles scores eight points with two threes
      Joe Ingles (back) returned to action in Friday's surprisingly easy win over the Blazers, scoring eight points on 3-of-6 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 31 minutes.

      Advice: This harkens back to some of his other versatile showings before he started to slide and ultimately get injured. There wasn't a ton of upside to begin with, but if he can do this again owners might want to give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:49 am
       
      6:00 pm vs Mil
    • Jared Dudley plays 41 minutes
      Jared Dudley played 41 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday during an 89-81 win, scoring 11 points with eight boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: With Ghostface Ilya (illness) continuing to be an anti-Ironman, Dudley picked up some extra run. Dudley's numbers aren't great this month, averaging 10.7 points, 2.9 boards, 2.1 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.0 treys on 52.8 percent from the field. He's still a low-end guy to own for those who missed out on the wave of pickups from this week. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:34 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Uta
    • Wilson Chandler attempts 20 shots in 38 mins
      Wilson Chandler made 8-of-20 from the field for 19 points during an 89-81 loss to the Bucks on Friday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He launched a whopping 12 treys tonight and had a whopping 29.5 usage rate in 38 minutes. Chandler is going to get a ton of shots now with Arron Afflalo out of the picture, so his fantasy owners should see better lines than this one. He's a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:16 am
    • Lance Thomas returned to action on Friday February 20. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:30 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Tor
    • Joe Ingles returned to action on Friday February 20. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:30 pm
       
      6:00 pm vs Mil
    • Jerryd Bayless flirts w/ trip-dub in 39 mins
      Jerryd Bayless made his first start at point guard of the season on Friday against the Nuggets, scoring 11 points with seven rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

      Advice: He had Tyler Ennis back him up, but it was all Bayless tonight with the play-making. Michael Carter-Williams (foot) is going to miss more games and O.J. Mayo's hamstring is ailing, so Bayless is going to be very busy in the next week or so. He has very nice short-term appeal for owners in all depths. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:30 pm
    • Mario Chalmers picks up eight steals vs. NYK
      Mario Chalmers picked up an NBA season-high eight steals against the Knicks on Friday with 13 points, seven assists, six rebounds and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It was a nice finale for Chalmers because his starting job is gone with Goran Dragic set to take over. Chalmers will lose playing time and is not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:23 pm
    • Lance Thomas has a bad game vs. Miami
      Lance Thomas played 19 minutes against the Heat on Friday, making 1-of-9 from the field for two points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

      Advice: He had a couple noteworthy games in two instances with Carmelo Anthony out in the past few weeks, but it just wasn't there tonight. Thomas doesn't block shots, he isn't a strong rebounder and can't shoot efficiently. Leave him on the wire due to a low upside. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:32 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Tor
    • George Hill struggles against the 76ers
      George Hill cooled off against the 76ers on Friday with seven points, four rebounds, four assists and two turnovers in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He had some serious momentum heading into the break, averaging 15.0 points, 2.8 boards, 6.0 dimes, 1.0 steals and 1.8 treys on 50.0 percent from the field in his previous five games. Hill is going to play around 30 minutes most nights and we expect him to be better on Sunday against Golden State. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:51 pm
    • Joe Ingles (back) will start at SG on Friday
      Joe Ingles (back) will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game against Portland, sending Elijah Millsap back to the bench.

      Advice: With Rodney Hood also returning to action tonight, Millsap's days of relevancy in deep leagues are likely numbered. Ingles is averaging 6.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.0 three-pointer per game as a starter, so he can be viewed as a low-budget plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:42 pm
       
      6:00 pm vs Mil
    • Jerryd Bayless starting at point guard
      Jerryd Bayless will start at point guard on Friday against the Nuggets.

      Advice: It'll be his first start at point guard this season and he'll start next to Khris Middleton, Jared Dudley, John Henson and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Bayless' backup is Tyler Ennis tonight, so he should see major minutes. He's a very popular DFS play, and justifiably so. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:59 pm
    • Norris Cole will not play Friday vs. Orlando
      Norris Cole will not be available for Friday's game against the Magic.

      Advice: That means that Tyreke Evans will start at point guard tonight with Jimmer Fredette serving as his primary backup. Cole wasn't able to consistently put up value as the starting point guard in Miami, so he's not likely to do much when he does become available for the Pelicans. Evans looks like a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:07 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas not expected to play Friday
      Isaiah Thomas is flying to Boston on Friday and isn't expected to have a physical until Saturday, leaving him unlikely to play on Friday night.

      Advice: That should mean plenty of run for Evan Turner, Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley tonight against the Kings. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:49 pm
    • Reggie Jackson refused to play earlier in yr?
      Reggie Jackson was cleared to play on Nov. 1 following an ankle injury, but "refused to because of disappointment that he wasn’t traded before the Oct. 31 extension deadline," according to Royce Young of ESPN.com.

      Advice: Wow. It became clear that Jackson didn't want to be there based on Kevin Durant saying on Thursday that the team "felt like everybody wanted to be here except for one guy." Considering this information, general manager Sam Presti gets even more credit for getting back so much in the deal yesterday. As for Jackson, he's not playing tonight, but he should put up big numbers. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:12 pm
    • Norris Cole doubtful to play
      Norris Cole is unlikely to play on Friday against the Magic.

      Advice: Coach Monty Williams should provide an update at around 5:30 EST, but it would be a big surprise to see him play. Toney Douglas was waived, so Jimmer Fredette will play as the backup behind Tyreke Evans. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:17 pm
    • Jerryd Bayless expected to start on Friday
      The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel expects Jerryd Bayless to start at point guard in Friday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Brandon Knight was shipped to Phoenix Thursday, newly acquired Michael Carter-Williams (toe) is hurt and Jorge Gutierrez's second 10-day contract has expired. It leaves Bayless as the man at the point as the Bucks play up in pace against the Nugs. He's averaging 7.9 points, 3.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.5 treys while playing 21.2 minutes a night as a reserve this season. Bayless is worth a look in daily formats as he projects closer to 31-34 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:34 pm
    • Jarrett Jack (hamstring) will not play on Fri
      Jarrett Jack (hamstring) will not play against the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: With Jack unavailable, Deron Williams should be ready to take his job back in the starting lineup, and perhaps keep it. He's going to get a very favorable matchup against a horrid Lakers' squad, and he's someone to consider as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:28 pm
    • Reggie Jackson, Tayshaun Prince out Friday
      Reggie Jackson and Tayshaun Prince have both officially been ruled out for Friday's game against the Bulls.

      Advice: It will be Spencer Dinwiddie starting at point guard, and Caron Butler at small forward for tonight's game, with Dinwiddie being the most intriguing plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Jackson, however, is expected to be available for Sunday's game against the Wizards, so Dinwiddie's status as a starter will be short-lived. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:52 am
    • Goran Dragic aiming for Saturday
      Goran Dragic is hoping to make his Heat debut on Saturday, meaning he will not play Friday vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: If the Dragic brothers, and other players involved in the trade, all pass their physicals, look for Goran to start on Saturday. In the meantime, Mario Chalmers could have a big game Friday for the shorthanded Knicks. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:40 am
    • Reggie Jackson doubtful to play on Friday
      Reggie Jackson was not at the Pistons' shootaround, and he is doubtful for Friday's game against the Bulls.

      Advice: Spencer Dinwiddie has already been named as the starter for tonight's game, so it's safe to assume Jackson will be unavailable for this one. Stan Van Gundy did tell Jackson that he will be in the starting lineup on Sunday if he's cleared before tip-off, so owners will need to wait a couple days before they get to see a revitalized Jackson in Detroit. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:17 am
    • Report: MIA prepared to offer Dragic max-deal
      The Heat are expected to offer Goran Dragic a five-year, max-contract worth upwards of $100 million when he opts out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

      Advice: Miami wouldn't have given up two first-round draft picks without feeling good about their chances of retaining Dragic this offseason, and his fantasy value is due for a significant boost with the move to South Beach. Mario Chalmers' value on the other hand is due to take a sizable hit, as he's forced to a bench role to accommodate The Dragon in the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:20 am
    • Reggie Jackson slightly doubtful to play Fri?
      Team beat writer Keith Langlois said it would "be surprising" to see Reggie Jackson play on Friday against the Bulls.

      Advice: If that's the case, that means we will see John Lucas III and Spencer Dinwiddie handle the rock for the Pistons while trying to guard Derrick Rose. As for Jackson, he is going to dominate the ball. Jackson had a 27.3 usage rate when he wasn't playing next to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, so he'll have a chance to score 20 per game with plenty of other stats. Those who stashed him hit the jackpot. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:29 pm
    • Jarrett Jack (hamstring) doesn't practice
      Jarrett Jack (left hamstring) did not practice on Thursday and is questionable to play against the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: He had a sore hamstring back on Feb. 11, so it's somewhat troubling to hear he's still dealing with it right now. However, Jack is a massive winner from the deadline with the Nets not making moves. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:23 pm
    • Norris Cole traded to New Orleans Pelicans
      Norris Cole was traded to the Pelicans as part of Thursday's deal sending Goran Dragic to the Heat.

      Advice: The Pelicans need all the PG help they can get after Jrue Holiday's latest injury setback, and Cole enters as favorable a situation as he could have asked for. Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon have been running the show as makeshift point guards and Cole has a good chance to immediately take over as a starter, so owners searching for a cheap PG should think about stashing him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:33 pm
    • Update: Isaiah Thomas headed to Boston
      Isaiah Thomas has been sent to the Boston Celtics as part of a four-team deal.

      Advice: Thomas could be looking at the starting point guard spot in Boston, and he's likely going to hurt the value of Marcus Smart. He'll be entering a crowded backcourt rotation, with Evan Turner and Smart vying for minutes, but he should easily sustain value in standard leagues as a member of the Celtics. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:22 pm
    • Goran Dragic traded to Heat at the buzzer
      Goran Dragic has been traded from the Suns to the Heat for a package that includes four players and two first-round draft picks.

      Advice: The Suns received a good haul for Dragic, who demanded a trade due to unhappiness with his role. He gives the Heat a huge upgrade at point guard and makes them a more dangerous playoff team, and his fantasy value should surge with less competition in Miami. His brother Zoran Dragic was also dealt to Miami as part of the bargain. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:48 am
    • George Hill likely to play 28-32 minutes
      George Hill (groin) isn't on a minute-limit but coach Frank Vogel doesn't intend to play him more than 28-32 minutes per game.

      Advice: "[Hill's playing time] is unlimited, but we want to be smart," Vogel said. "I'll probably keep it around seven or eight minutes a quarter." That's enough run for Hill to maintain solid value in all formats and he's safe to keep active -- the conservative minutes may actually be a benefit for owners if it prevents Hill from suffering another setback. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:46 am
    • Norris Cole headed to Oklahoma City?
      The Thunder could make a play for Norris Cole if they are able to complete the rumored Brook Lopez-Reggie Jackson deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

      Advice: This move would be predicated on the Lopez-Jackson swap happening, but Cole would provide the Thunder with a solid backup point guard if Jackson heads to Brooklyn. There are a lot of moving pieces here, but Cole would get a minor bump in fantasy value with the Thunder while Shabazz Napier and Mario Chalmers would also see a nice boost in fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:23 am
    • Will Barton traded to Nuggets in Afflalo deal
      Will Barton has been traded to the Nuggets as part of Thursday's deal sending Arron Afflalo to the Blazers.

      Advice: The Nuggets have only Randy Foye and Gary Harris as competition at SG, giving Barton a path to sustained playing time. Whether he'll have fantasy value is another question, as he's shooting just 38.0 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from the FT line this season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:28 am
    • Report: Jarrett Jack mentioned in OKC talks
      The Nets may include Jarrett Jack in a potential trade sending Brook Lopez to Oklahoma City for a package including Reggie Jackson, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.

      Advice: Berger notes that there are "lots of moving parts" in these talks and the whole deal could fall apart, but a trade to OKC would be very bad news for Jack's fantasy value. He's currently starting ahead of Deron Williams but would be stuck behind Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City, so Jack's owners should be rooting for him to either stay in Brooklyn or be dealt to a third team. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:06 am
    • Heat offering two 1st-round picks for Dragic?
      Miami is offering two future first-round picks for Goran Dragic, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.com.

      Advice: Broussard adds Suns owner Robert Sarver is "being stubborn," which doesn't really hold much weight with several hours to go until the deadline. Additionally, the Heat probably won't have their 2015 pick because it's going to the 76ers -- it's top-10 protected, but Miami should make the playoffs. Dragic is reportedly interested in the Heat, but they really don't have the assets. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:44 am
    • Joe Ingles (back) goes through practice
      Joe Ingles (back) went through practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: He should be ready to go for the weekend. Rodney Hood is getting closer to a return, so Ingles probably won't see minutes over 20 for long. In his last three games, he averaged 5.0 points, 3.3 boards, 2.3 assists and 0.3 steals. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:40 pm
       
      6:00 pm vs Mil
    • Swaggy P says Lin should pass more
      Nick Young said that Jeremy Lin should have "focused on passing a little bit more."

      Advice: "Especially when Kobe was out there, [Jeremy] needed to drop dimes," Young said. This is the least surprising quote of the week. Lin has a somewhat high 20.8 usage rate while he's on the court with Young this season, so Young would probably rather see it fall to like 2.08. Lin hasn't played well at all and isn't worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:41 am
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