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  • Alex Len plays just 15 minutes
    Alex Len played just 15 minutes on Saturday vs. the Jazz, scoring five points with three boards, two assists and one block.

    Advice: The low minutes was a major buzzkill after the center went off on Thursday vs. the Rockets with 12 points, 18 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes. The Suns are tanking and are clearly rebuilding for the future, so hopefully coach Earl Watson stops delaying the process and reduces Tyson Chandler's role. Len is an excellent stash for after the All-Star break, so hold him if you can. Chandler finished with 10 points, 14 boards and one block in 25 minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 17 w/ eight dimes
    Markieff Morris scored 17 points with seven boards, eight assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: His stat line was fantastic, but the only negative is that he shot just 6-of-22 from the field because the Suns weren't generating any easy looks. The Suns have been using Morris as the focal point of their offense, but to be clear they are more than likely just showcasing him for a trade. Regardless, he needs to be owned in all leagues right now with averages of 16.0 points, 6.4 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.6 steals and 0.8 3-pointers over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Jae Crowder returned to action on Friday February 5. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Harrison Barnes scored 19 points
    Harrison Barnes scored 19 points with four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: Harry B is finally coming around. In his last five, he averaged 12.4 points, 3.6 boards, 1.2 assists and 1.8 treys. Barnes still hasn't climbed into the must-start guy, but the efficiency is coming and he is still a low-end hold. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Draymond Green scores nine with 14 boards
    Draymond Green scored nine points with 14 rebounds and six assists against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He was the unsung hero -- he always seems like the unsung hero. Green had the perfect microcosm of his style late in the game with a huge offensive board and eventually hitting Stephen Curry for a layup after killing the 24-second clock. He may have only scored nine points, but the Warriors probably would've lost without him. He's a fantasy stud, as well. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Kevin Durant's 40 points are not enough
    Kevin Durant scored 40 points with 14 rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes against the Warriors during a 116-108 loss on Saturday.

    Advice: The Thunder clawed back from an 18-point deficit to make this a game, but it just wasn't enough. As for KD, it's his third 40-point game on the year and he is tearing it up on offense right now. In his last 10, Durant averaged 32.1 points, 9.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.0 steals and 2.6 treys. He is up to 27.7 points per game and trails James Harden for second by just 0.1 points per game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge stays hot with 26 points
    LaMarcus Aldridge was excellent against the Lakers, scoring a game-high 26 points with nine boards and two assists in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The game was a lot closer than many were expecting, so his owners were fortunate that he played significant minutes even though it was the second night of a back-to-back set. Aldridge has benefitted from the absence of Tim Duncan (knee) with averages of 23.8 points, 6.2 boards and 2.0 blocks over his last five games, so this is a great time to sell high because the scoring and block numbers are not sustainable. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Serge Ibaka scores eight with no blocks
    Serge Ibaka scored eight points with three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: This is pretty close to rock bottom for Serge. He's seen his usage rate really fall off and he isn't blocking shots like he usually does. His body of work suggests he'll get it turned around, so Ibaka is still a buy-low player. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng scores season-high 24 points
    Gorgui Dieng put up season-highs 24 points, seven assists and 41 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday with 13 rebounds and one block.

    Advice: Coach Sam Mitchell said after the game he might be willing to find out if Dieng can play 40 minutes regularly. "We're going to find out," Mitchell said. Dieng's offensive game has turned the corner in a big way with 17.6 points per game in his last five. Once the blocks start coming, he should have a sharp upward trend. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Nerlens Noel scored 18 points in win
    Nerlens Noel (right ankle) scored 18 points with four rebounds, two assists, four steals and three blocks in 32 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: He did go to the locker room to get re-taped and returned about five minutes later in real time. Noel did have something up with his left foot on Friday, but it was very minor -- he just took his shoe off. Noel is grooving since Ish Smith (ankle) arrived and even T.J. McConnell held the offense together. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 pm
  • Nerlens Noel (ankle) is available to return
    Nerlens Noel (ankle) limped to the locker room during the third quarter of Saturday's game vs. the Nets, but he is available to return after getting re-taped.

    Advice: He fell awkwardly on his right ankle and was in obvious pain, but he only stayed in the locker room for a few moments and is back on the bench. It sounds like he is good to go, but we will have an update after the game to let you know how he holds up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:10 pm
  • Meyers Leonard scores three points
    Meyers Leonard played just 15 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday with three points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: This comes with Allen Crabbe (illness) and Noah Vonleh (ankle) out. He even made his teammate Gerald Henderson mad for missing a read on a play. Leonard is not the same player he was last year, so even the biggest Legend backers have to be off that bandwagon for this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:16 pm
  • Mason Plumlee suffers cut above eye
    Mason Plumlee was bleeding above his right eye late in the fourth quarter on Saturday against the Rockets and did not return.

    Advice: He caught an elbow from Montrezl Harrell and went to the locker room to be stitched up. Plumlee didn't look like he was hit hard enough to have a concussion or anything, so expect him to be ready for Monday. Plumlee finished with 10 points, eight rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:37 pm
  • Brandan Wright does pre-game routine
    Brandan Wright (knee) did some pre-game work on Saturday and could return after the break.

    Advice: There have not been many updates on Wright, so it's good to see he's coming around. He has a decent upside, but won't have much value while Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol are healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:01 pm
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  • Terrence Jones out of hospital
    Terrence Jones (concussion) is out of the hospital on Saturday and is unlikely to return to action until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: He is still in the concussion protocol and will be checked out by team doctors today. Jones is not going to play on Saturday, which means the Rockets will go small a ton against the Blazers tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:25 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge double-doubles w/ two swats
    LaMarcus Aldridge double-doubled during Friday's easy win over the Mavs, tallying 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with 10 boards, two assists, two steals, two blocks and one turnover in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Aldridge has been playing extremely well since Tim Duncan (knee) went down, producing averages of 20.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 2.0 blocks and just 1.5 turnovers per game which has been good enough for top-20 value in standard leagues. However, Aldridge has never averaged more than 1.2 swats per game, so now seems like a good sell-high opportunity for a guy that's producing unsustainable numbers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:47 pm
  • Tyler Zeller scores 16 points in 20 minutes
    Tyler Zeller scored 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting Friday, to go with four boards, one assist and three turnovers through 20 minutes of action.

    Advice: Zeller's playing time has been sporadic throughout the season, but he's been a more consistent part of the rotation over the past three averaging 12.7 points, 6.3 boards and 1.0 block in 20.0 minutes per outing. He's more of a speculative add in really deep leagues, but he could also fall out of the rotation at a moments notice, so don't cut anyone with long-term value to nab him. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:26 pm
  • Jae Crowder hits just 1-of-9 shots in 32 mins
    Jae Crowder was clearly bothered by his sore right ankle during Friday's win over the Cavs, hitting just 1-of-9 shots on his way to three points, seven boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Crowder said that he felt like he was playing on one leg, and that he probably would have sat out if the Celtics were playing a different team. He did play some nice defense, but he didn't have any lift on his jumper, and his three points didn't come until the closing minutes of the fourth quarter. It wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out Sunday's game vs. Sacramento, which would likely result in Evan Turner returning to the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:54 pm
  • Jae Crowder will play, has ankle taped
    Jae Crowder (ankle) will play against the Cavs and had his ankle taped.

    Advice: Crowder said his ankle is "stiff as hell" for the game. He might be a little limited as far as performance goes against LeBron James, but there has been no talk of his minutes being limited tonight. Start him like you normally would in standard leagues. It'll be interesting to see how LeBron attacks Crowder tonight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:34 pm
  • Jae Crowder (ankle) still on track to play
    Jae Crowder (ankle) is still on track to play against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: He is dealing with swelling and missed shootaround, so he might not be at 100 percent against LeBron James. Crowder is fine to start in season-long leagues, but he's a very risky play in DFS tonight. He's been a fantasy steal. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:05 pm
  • Terrence Jones (concussion) out for Saturday
    Terrence Jones (concussion) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He suffered the concussion in the car accident on Wednesday. Jones will have to go through the protocol and could miss games through the break. That means more run for Josh Smith while Trevor Ariza continues to thrive at power forward. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:42 pm
  • Jae Crowder (ankle) is a game-time call
    Jae Crowder (ankle) is a game-time call on Friday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He sprained his ankle on Wednesday vs. the Pistons, but he did say that he is expecting to play. Regardless, Crowder will not go through shootaround and is a true game-time call, so his owners should have a backup plan ready just in case. If Crowder sits, expect Evan Turner and Marcus Smart to see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:05 am
  • Meyers Leonard scored nine points
    Meyers Leonard scored nine points with five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: The 7'1" big has one block and one steal combined since Jan. 13. He's not rebounding and he's not shooting the ball well, so it's almost impossible to defend him as a hold right now in standard leagues. Noah Vonleh (ankle) shouldn't be out long. He barely has top-200 value in 2016. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:17 pm
  • Markieff Morris cools off in loss
    Markieff Morris made 4-of-12 for 14 points against the Rockets on Thursday with five rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The offense went through him quite a bit tonight, but the efficiency wasn't there like it was in his 30-point explosion. Morris was even teaching the younger guys tonight, which didn't happen often under Jeff Hornacek. A trade will kill his value, but he's worth owning as long as he's starting. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:55 pm
  • Alex Len grabs career-high 18 boards
    Alex Len grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds against the Rockets on Thursday with 12 points, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't get any minutes at power forward and that part of his minute allotment looks like it's over for now -- at least until Markieff Morris is no longer around. The Suns have said they want to go with a youth movement while making Tyson Chandler more of a leader, so expect Len to hang around the 23-26 minute mark most nights. He'll still be worth owning with that amount of playing time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:34 pm
  • Meyers Leonard listed as the starter
    Meyers Leonard is listed as the starter on Thursday against the Raptors for Noah Vonleh (ankle).

    Advice: This is pretty useless info because coach Terry Stotts make changes all the time. We'll pass along anything additional as it comes along. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:07 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge feeling like old self again
    LaMarcus Aldridge was back to feeling like his old self after Wednesday's win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: Aldridge scored a season-high 36 points against the Pelicans on Wednesday and said he's feeling like his old slef again. "The ball’s been going in," Aldridge said. "Taking the shots and making them, playing more confident, more like myself, and I think the team has fed off that energy." While Aldridge isn't providing the returns his fantasy owners expected, his last two games could go a long way towards getting his value back on track. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:27 am
  • Crowder rolls ankle, but says he's OK
    Jae Crowder sprained his ankle on Wednesday against the Pistons, but said after the game that he expects to play on Friday after momentarily being crumpled in pain after Marcus Morris fell onto his lower leg.

    Advice: "I’m a little banged up but it’s a part of it and it’s about that time of the season where a lot of guys are getting nicks and knacks," he said. "But I’ll take care of my body the next few days and get ready for the next one." Crowder had 12 points, six boards and four steals in the win, and the Celtics play at Cleveland on Friday, so owners will want to check back and make sure Crowder's good to go. He came into Wednesday's game with a calf injury, but was able to play through it. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:43 am
  • Gorgui Dieng scores 12 with five TOs
    Gorgui Dieng scored 12 points with 10 rebounds and five turnovers against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Where did the blocks go? Dieng only has one block combined in his last four games in 145 minutes. His five turnovers also matched a season high. As long as he's getting minutes, he should be close to a must-start player. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:06 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge scores season-high 36
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 36 points against the Pelicans during a 110-97 win on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: He was 12-of-20 from the field and made all 12 free throws. Aldridge is coming off a season-high 28 from Monday and he's rolling in his last four, averaging 26.0 points, 5.5 boards, 1.5 assists and 2.0 blocks on 64.9 percent from the field. He'll cool off, but this is nice to see for those who overspent on him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:38 pm
  • Not Nice: Durant hits game winner, scores 37
    Kevin Durant hit 27-foot game-winner during a 117-114 victory over the Magic on Wednesday, finishing with 37 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, three blocks and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: KD is not nice. He gave Tobias Harris a dirty crossover to get free for the shot with 0.5 seconds left (video in link below). Durant is rolling in his last five, averaging 33.8 points, 9.8 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.8 steals and 3.0 treys on 50.5 percent from the field and 90.2 percent from the line. Yes, teams have interest in signing him this offseason. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • Serge Ibaka blocks six shots, scores nine
    Serge Ibaka blocked six shots against the Magic on Wednesday with nine points, seven rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He had a great block on Victor Oladipo to deny the Magic from a lead before Kevin Durant hit a game-winning trey. Ibaka has not been very good lately and has only posted sixth-round value in 2016. He busted loose last year late in the season before an injury and has a very high floor, so he could improve later this year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:56 pm
  • Draymond Green posts 10th trip-dub of year
    Draymond Green logged his 10th triple-double of the season during a win over the Wizards on Wednesday, scoring 12 points with 10 rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and five blocks.

    Advice: That's back-to-back triple-doubles for Green and he managed to keep his lead over Russell Westbrook, who dropped his eighth triple-double on the season tonight. Green's blocks had also dropped in each full month this year, so he got a nice start there in February. He's one of a kind. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:04 pm
  • Tyler Zeller plays 14 minutes on Wednesday
    Tyler Zeller, who went off for his best game of the season on Tuesday, played just 14 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He still managed to put up six points, five rebounds, four assists, a steal and three blocks despite the limited minutes. He's played well in two straight games, but minutes are still a big concern and he'll need a bigger role going forward if he's going to warrant a fantasy pickup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:00 pm
  • Terrence Jones involved in car accident
    Terrence Jones was involved a car accident on Wednesday and has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: The Rockets are saying that Jones is not injured, but they want to hold him out for one game which is likely just a precaution. Jones has fallen out of favor in Houston, so his absence won't have a significant impact on the Rockets' rotations. Josh Smith will pick up a few extra minutes on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:52 pm
  • Jae Crowder (calf) good to go
    Jae Crowder (calf) is ready to play on Wednesday against the Pistons.

    Advice: He was never in doubt, but the team did mention as they announced actives. Crowder should be close to 30 minutes tonight in a slightly sub-par matchup for him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:53 pm
  • Stein: Raptors interested in Markieff Morris
    The Raptors are showing interest in Markieff Morris, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Stein reported earlier that the Raptors have interest in P.J. Tucker. The Raptors and Suns played last night, which included Morris going for a season-high 30 points in his best game of the season. Coach Earl Watson called Morris "the main focus" of the offense, so a trade to Toronto would cripple his value. If he's moved, that would help Mirza Teletovic, who is also believed to be on the block. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:53 am
  • Ibaka explains downward trend in his numbers
    Serge Ibaka said that spending more time away from the rim has contributed to the downward trend in his shot blocking and rebounding numbers.

    Advice: "It's tough. Four years ago, I used to be in the paint most of the time, so I used to get more blocks, more rebounds," said Serge. "Now the way they play, we have to change." For the first time in Ibaka's career, Russell Westbrook is averaging more rebounds than him at 7.4 per game, although Serge has still managed to put up top-50 value on the season largely due to his 2.1 blocks per game. Ibaka qualifies as a buy-low guy, but there are no guarantees he can be a top-20 player to close out the year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:15 am
  • Colangelo implies 76ers will trade away a big
    Jerry Colangelo said that at some point the 76ers will need to make a decision of "what to do" with Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid.

    Advice: "Right now, [Noel's] natural position is center. He's a rim protector," said Colangelo. "He is who he is. As you go forward and try to analyze this thing, what's the best combination? Who complements one another? How do you surround the player?" The Noel-Okafor pairing is far from ideal, and it will only get more complicated once Embiid comes into the fold. It seems that Colangelo would prefer to trade one of the bigs on the roster, but it doesn't sound like anything is imminent on that front. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:03 am
  • Durant and Westbrook to LA highly unlikely
    The idea of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook signing with the Lakers as free agents is "almost laughable," according to sources of Basketball Insiders.

    Advice: The initial KD and Westbrook to Los Angeles story was spawned by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, who tends to favor sensationalism over journalism, and the reality is that if the pair would like to remain together they'd make more money by staying in OKC. Additionally, it wouldn't make sense for Durant to leave the Thunder in order to pursue a championship and then wind up going through a rebuild with the Lakers. For now, Los Angeles seems like a very unlikely destination for the Durantuala. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:05 am
  • Gorgui Dieng scores 19 points w/ five assists
    Gorgui Dieng scored 19 points with six rebounds, five assists and one steal in 37 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (foot) are likely going to miss some more time and are also shut-down candidates, so Dieng should play heavy minutes next to Karl-Anthony Towns down the stretch. He's now averaging 17.2 points, 9.2 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.4 blocks and 1.2 steals over his last five games while shooting 63.0 percent from the field and 77.8 percent from the line, returning top-25 value in standard leagues in that span. He's poised for a monster finish to the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:19 pm
  • Watson: Markieff Morris is 'focus' of offense
    Earl Watson said after Tuesday's game, when Markieff Morris exploded for 30 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer, that Morris is now the focal point of the team's struggling offense.

    Advice: "He is the main focus of our offense moving forward, we know that," Watson said after the game. Morris racked up season highs in points, rebounds, assists and blocks (tie) and is officially a must-pickup player in fantasy hoops. He could flop at any time or be traded into a bad situation, but based on what his coach said tonight, you have every reason to try to get him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:55 pm
  • Mason Plumlee struggles with foul trouble
    Mason Plumlee struggled with foul trouble on Tuesday vs. the Bucks, scoring three points with eight boards, three blocks, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Foul trouble has been as issue for Plumlee his entire career, and he has already committed five or more fouls 10 times this season. His production in January was decent with averages of 9.4 points, 6.5 boards, 2.9 assists and 1.0 blocks, but he shot just 49.5 percent from the field and 66.0 percent from the line. He's a low-end big in standard leagues, but his role as the starting center is safe. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:34 pm
  • Meyers Leonard scores nine points in win
    Meyers Leonard scored nine points with five boards, two assists and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes vs. the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Advice: The minutes were nice, but the production could've been a little better. He scored 13 points with three treys in 32 minutes on Sunday, but he has been very inconsistent all season. However, Noah Vonleh went down with an ankle sprain and could miss time, so Leonard could be looking at additional minutes moving forward. For now, just put him on your radar if you could use a big capable of knocking down a couple of treys. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:27 pm
  • Alex Len invisible in Tuesday's loss
    Alex Len got into some early foul trouble on Tuesday and the Suns decided to play small ball against the Raptors. Len finished with just two points and four rebounds on 1-of-5 shooting in 16 minutes.

    Advice: We love Len, but tonight's disaster was painful and the fact he's not starting over Tyson Chandler doesn't help, either. Len is still a hold in most fantasy leagues, but if you feel like you can't take it anymore, you've got to do what you've got to do. He's averaging just 4.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his last four games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:09 pm
  • Markieff Morris goes for 30 & 11 in start
    Markieff Morris started over Mirza Teletovic on Tuesday and went off for 30 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer on 13-of-20 shooting in 41 minutes.

    Advice: The points, boards, assists and blocks (tie) were all season highs for the disgruntled Morris, and the Suns and new coach Earl Watson are in full showcase mode as they hope to trade Morris. This will certainly help his trade value and he is officially the hottest pickup of the night in fantasy. He could fade just as quickly as he exploded, but he's probably worth grabbing if you have someone to drop. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:56 pm
  • Terrence Jones has 11 & 7 in 29 minutes
    Terrence Jones played 29 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots for 11 points, seven rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: He still came off the bench, but saw a big boost in minutes with Clint Capela (thigh) and Dwight Howard (suspended) in street clothes. Jones played a grand total of 20 minutes with six points and two rebounds in his previous two games, so look for him to take a big step back with Capela and Howard close to returning. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:27 pm
  • Jae Crowder scores 16 in Celtics win
    Jae Crowder played through a calf injury and hit 6-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 16 points, five rebounds and a steal on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was iffy coming in with the injury but looked fine tonight. Get him back in your lineup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:00 pm
  • Tyler Zeller double-doubles in win
    Tyler Zeller played 27 minutes off the bench and hit 8-of-13 shots for a season-high 16 points, 10 rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's win.

    Advice: We haven't even blurbed him since before Christmas, which was the last time he did anything of significance. Just keep an eye on him and if he suddenly starts playing well and getting minutes, strugglers Amir Johnson and Jared Sullinger will take an even bigger hit. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:51 pm
  • Markieff Morris will start on Tuesday
    Markieff Morris will start on Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: The Suns will likely be sellers at the trade deadline and Morris is a candidate to be moved, so they're clearly trying to boost his value. He hasn't played well this season, and a trade to a contender wouldn't necessarily be a good thing for his value. For now, he's better suited for deeper leagues. Mirza Teletovic will return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:55 pm
  • Jae Crowder (shin/calf) will start Tuesday
    Jae Crowder (shin/calf) will start on Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Crowder is a little banged up and won't be 100 percent, but he was cleared to play earlier in the day and should see his normal workload. Get him in your lineups and we will let you know how he holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:35 pm
  • Jones will play center if Capela out Tuesday
    J.B. Bickerstaff said that if Clint Capela (thigh) can't play Tuesday vs. the Heat, Terrence Jones and Josh Smith will split minutes at the center spot with Dwight Howard (suspension) also unavailable.

    Advice: Jones logged a season-low six minutes in his previous outing, but he'll likely return to a 20-minute role with the Rockets if Capela can't give it a go tonight. Josh Smith would likely see his playing time in the high-20s, but neither guy makes for all that attractive of a DFS option with a tough matchup against Miami. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:43 pm
  • Markieff Morris could start Tuesday vs. TOR?
    Markieff Morris may return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors, according to beat reporter Paul Coro.

    Advice: Coro is basing this assessment off newly appointed interim head coach Earl Watson's quotes from earlier today when he said he's going to "nurture and embrace" Morris. Markieff's playing time could be trending up with a new coach at the helm, so he's someone to consider as a speculative add in deep leagues if you have someone to cut. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:29 pm
  • Jae Crowder (calf) expected to play Tuesday
    Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that he thinks Jae Crowder (shin/calf) will play Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Stevens added that Crowder has been cleared to play after suffering the injury to his calf/shin during Monday's practice, so owners can feel free to get him active for tonight's favorable matchup with the Knicks. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:08 pm
  • Harrison Barnes says he's getting rhythm back
    Harrison Barnes said that he feels he's playing his way back into game shape and is starting to find his rhythm again after spending all of December on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

    Advice: "I’m feeling good," Barnes said. "I’m just getting back to playing into game shape and getting my rhythm back. I feel like I’m getting to the point where I can go out there and contribute and not have any pain… I’m still looking to get my explosion back and not have any pain." Barnes hasn't exactly hit the ground running since returning from the injury, as he shot just 42.4 percent from the field through the month of January. However, he has mid-round upside, so Barnes warrants a hold in standard formats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:42 pm
  • Watson says the Suns will 'embrace' Markieff
    Coach Earl Watson said the Suns are going to "nurture and embrace" Markieff Morris.

    Advice: He said the team needs him and for Morris' attitude "to be positive no matter what." Watson talked a lot about a family environment, passion and honesty in his press conference, so Morris may be receptive at least in the short term. Morris and Watson have a good relationship and the new coach says he wants clearer roles, so there's a good chance Morris gets the lion's share of power forward minutes tonight. He's not playing well, so he's only worth a look if you have something to cut for now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:08 pm
  • Durant practices in full without knee brace
    Kevin Durant went through a full practice on Tuesday without wearing any brace or sleeve on his right knee.

    Advice: Durant wore a right knee brace during Monday's game, but he produced a standard stat stuffing line, and after going through a full practice on Tuesday there's nothing to be concerned about here. Move along. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:37 pm
  • Report: Dubs in the running for Kevin Durant?
    The Warriors have emerged as "significant frontrunners" to sign Kevin Durant as an unrestricted free agent if he decides to leave the Thunder this offseason, according to sources of Adrian Wojnarowski

    Advice: In order for the Dubs to create the cap space for this move, they would need to trade away Andre Iguodala, stretch Andrew Bogut and Jason Thompson, and withdraw Harrison Barnes' qualifying offer. Durant is also by no means a lock to leave OKC this offseason, and another idea that has been floated around is him signing a two-year deal with the Thunder with a player option on the second-year, so that he would hit free agency with Russell Westbrook. This is obviously going to be a huge story this offseason, but for now, Durant is fantasy basketball's No. 2 overall option. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:51 am
  • OKC mum on reason for Kevin Durant's brace
    Kevin Durant wore a brace on his right knee during Monday's win over the Wizards, but the Thunder didn't elaborate on the reason.

    Advice: Head coach Billy Donovan said reporters would have to ask Durant about the brace/sleeve that he wore on his right knee, but Durant left the locker room without talking to reporters. While he was seen icing the knee on the bench, KD didn't look any worse for the wear on the court en route to scoring 28 points on 9-of-18 shooting. We'll keep an eye out for updates, but it doesn't sound like this is anything fantasy owners should worry about just yet. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:37 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge drops season-high 28 points
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 28 points against the Magic during a 107-92 win on Monday, adding four rebounds and five blocks in 32 minutes.

    Advice: His five blocks were also a season high and topped his entire January total of four. It's pretty wild to see Aldridge set a season high tonight at 28. In fact, he scored 28 or more 10 different times before Feb. 1 of last season with the Blazers. Aldridge is definitely trending up. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:06 pm
  • Serge Ibaka bounces back with 19 points
    Serge Ibaka broke out of his slump with 19 points and 10 boards vs. the Wizards on Monday.

    Advice: He looked great tonight and added three assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes. He averaged just 4.0 points, 3.0 boards, 1.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in his previous two games, so he needed tonight's performance in the worst way. His owners can deploy him with confidence on Wednesday against the Magic. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:57 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 28 points in win
    Kevin Durant scored 28 points on 9-of-18 shooting in Monday's win over the Wizards, adding nine boards, four assists and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He was wearing a brace on his right knee tonight, but there is no report of an injury. For now, his owners shouldn't be concerned. KD looked great out there despite turning the ball over a game-high seven times, and he gets a pass for that since he has been the second best player in fantasy this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:43 pm
  • Mason Plumlee struggles in 20 minutes Sunday
    Mason Plumlee played only 20 minutes vs. the Wolves, scoring six points (2-of-5 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with three rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Plumlee ranks 50th out of 54 qualifying players who have defended at least 5.0 shots per game at the rim -- his opponents are hitting 55.4 percent of their shots in that situation. The only defenders allowing a higher percentage are Jonas Valanciunas, Kenneth Faried and Al Jefferson. Plumlee's starting job is safe and he's averaging 24.2 minutes over the Blazers' past 10 games, however, which makes him a steady source of boards, blocks and FG percentage. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 9:00 pm
  • Meyers Leonard w/ three 3-pointers in 32 mins
    Meyers Leonard had 13 points, six rebounds, three 3-pointers, one assist and one block in 32 minutes on Sunday, the most playing time he's seen in January.

    Advice: The Wolves and Blazers shot a combined 10-of-43 from deep tonight, so Leonard's 3-of-7 mark stood out like a beacon of efficiency. He's shooting well but simply hasn't contributed enough across-the-board stats to be worth owning in typical leagues -- thus far in 2016 he's averaging 5.2 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.2 blocks. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 9:00 pm
  • Harrison Barnes struggles vs. the Knicks
    Harrison Barnes was quiet against the Knicks on Sunday, scoring eight points on 3-of-8 shooting with three boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Klay Thompson and Draymond Green ran the show for the Warriors, and even Stephen Curry was quiet in this one. Barnes hit a game-winning 3-pointer vs. the 76ers on Saturday, but his averages of 8.2 points, 4.6 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.0 3-pointers over his last five games are underwhelming. He is shooting just 36.4 percent in that span, so he's simply in a slump. He has enough upside to warrant a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:24 pm
  • Markieff Morris gets season-high four steals
    Markieff Morris collected a season-high four steals on Sunday, adding 13 points with four rebounds and four assists.

    Advice: Morris shot 5-of-13 from the field in 26 minutes of action, and he's showing some signs of life over the Suns' past four games. He's on the trade block but Phoenix is hoping to extract more value than what they've been offered thus far, so it looks like Morris will be stuck in his current role until the trade deadline is impending. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:14 pm
  • Alex Len quiet in 15 minutes off Suns' bench
    Alex Len came off the Suns' bench vs. Dallas on Sunday, finishing with just six points, eight rebounds and three blocks in 15 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs deployed a small starting lineup with Chandler Parsons at PF, which may have been the catalyst for the change with Mirza Teletovic starting over Len. They'll play a more traditional frontcourt in Toronto on Tuesday, so Len's trip to the bench may be short-lived -- either way he remains a 'hold' in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:13 pm
  • Draymond Green records 9th triple-double
    Draymond Green recorded his ninth triple-double of the season with 20 points, 10 assists and 10 boards in Sunday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: He was a perfect 9-of-9 from the field and added two steals, two blocks, two 3-pointers and four turnovers in 37 minutes. Green blamed his "selfish unselfishness" after chasing stats in his previous game vs. the 76ers in which he turned the ball over a career-high seven times, but he didn't force a lot of passes tonight. For what it's worth, the last Warrior to go a perfect 9-of-9 from the field on at least nine attempts was Chris Mullin in 1990. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 6:55 pm
  • Alex Len shifts to bench vs. small-ball Mavs
    Alex Len will come off the Suns' bench on Sunday, with Mirza Teletovic starting at PF.

    Advice: The Mavericks are starting Chandler Parsons at PF tonight so Len's owners shouldn't panic, even though he also didn't start the second half of Friday's game. Phoenix has every reason to find him minutes, whether he starts or comes off the bench, so sit tight. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 4:14 pm
  • Sam Mitchell says Dieng is improving
    Wolves coach Sam Mitchell said that Gorgui Dieng is getting "a lot better."

    Advice: "He works hard, he’s getting a lot better," Mitchell said. "When he sets good screens and rolls to the basket, it just makes us a better basketball team. It just opens up spacing and creates more opportunities for guys." Dieng admitted that it was difficult to play limited minutes under Mitchell at the start of the season, but his role has steadily increased and he said he is "more comfortable" playing the four next to Karl-Anthony Towns. Dieng scored 20 points with 15 boards, two assists and two steals in his last game and needs to be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 9:55 am
  • Terrence Jones plays six minutes in loss
    Terrence Jones played a season-low six minutes in Saturday's loss to the Grizzlies, scoring two points on 1-of-4 shooting.

    Advice: Prior to Saturday's game, coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that the Josh Smith trade has hurt Jones' playing time and he took the blame for the forward's recent struggles. Regardless, Jones is clearly out of the rotation in Houston, so only a trade can save his season at this point. If you're still stashing him, feel free to let him go if he is not dealt by the Feb. 18 trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 9:15 pm
  • Draymond Green just misses a trip-dub
    Draymond Green scored 10 points with 13 rebounds, nine assists, two steals, one block and seven turnovers against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: His seven turnovers are a career high and he was really forcing a lot of passes. However, he had the game-winning assist as he hit Harrison Barnes with less than a second left for the game winner. Green's assists were dipping in his previous three with just 12 in that span, but there's nothing to worry about as he's still sixth in the NBA for assists per game with across-the-board production. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 5:20 pm
  • Barnes Burner: Harrison hits game-winning 3
    Harrison Barnes buried a game-winning corner 3-pointer to beat the 76ers on Saturday, finishing with 11 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and two other 3-pointers.

    Advice: He did not score at all in the second half before he knocked down the winning shot with less than one second left. Barnes hasn't hit his stride since his return from an ankle injury, but he's coming around. In his last five, he's averaged 10.6 points, 4.6 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.4 treys. He's still worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 5:09 pm
  • Mason Plumlee hangs a nice dub-dub
    Mason Plumlee scored 13 points with 12 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 29 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: He put up his 13th double-double of the season, which is a career high for him (12 last year). Plumlee is back to being red hot again over his last six with fourth-round value. He should be owned in all leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 11:21 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 33 points on 75.1 TS%
    Kevin Durant made 11-of-18 from the field and all nine free throws for 33 points against the Rockets during a 116-108 win on Friday, adding 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was cooling off a tad earlier this month, but he's rolling again. In his last four, Durant averaged 34.0 points, 11.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.3 treys on 51.2 percent from the field. He's putting up wonderful numbers on two-point shots and he's been the No. 2 player in January behind Stephen Curry. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:34 pm
  • Serge Ibaka has a really bad game
    Serge Ibaka made 1-of-7 from the field for two points with two rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 26 minutes on Friday against the Rockets.

    Advice: Gross. Ibaka put up a double-double with four blocks in his last game against the Rockets this year and he's fared well in his career. Ibaka probably burned a lot of people in DFS tonight and his season-long owners are a little disappointed too. There is still a decent chance Ibaka heats up, but the chances are shrinking. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:19 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng double-doubles in 39 minutes
    Gorgui Dieng logged a season-high 39 minutes during Friday's loss to the Jazz, putting up 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting to go with 15 rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: Dieng can fill it up when given the minutes, and with Kevin Garnett (knee) hurting and Nikola Pekovic not really being capable of playing much more than 15 minutes a night, Gorgui could have a strong finish to the 2015-16 season. He was a top-50 guy after the All-Star break last year, so he needs to be owned in all leagues after this performance. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 8:57 pm
  • Alex Len gets benched later
    Alex Len did not start the second half on Friday against the Knicks, finishing with six points, seven rebounds and one block in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He had a rough first half and the Suns went with an 11-man rotation in the first half, so coach Jeff Hornacek might have opted to tighten it up. Len did check back in for the final seven minutes of garbage time. He has been really good in the past week, so there is still plenty of hope he can keep his power forward minutes to go with 20 minutes or so as the backup center. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 7:02 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic starts 3Q for Alex Len
    Mirza Teletovic started the third quarter for Alex Len on Friday.

    Advice: Len was a little slopping in the first half and there is no word of an injury right now. We'll let you know how he looks after the game. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 6:12 pm
  • Suns still looking to trade Markieff Morris
    The Suns are still looking to trade Markieff Morris, but they are holding out for a solid offer.

    Advice: Good luck. Morris threw a towel in the face of his coach this season and is still facing potential legal trouble for an incident back in the Spring of 2015, and it doesn't help that he hasn't been playing well either. Morris' fantasy value would likely get a boost if he was traded, but there is no real reason to stash him in most cases. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 6:42 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge gets an All-Star spot
    LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Klay Thomson, James Harden and Chris Paul were named to the Western Conference All-Star Team.

    Advice: No Zaza Pachulia? Kidding aside, it's pretty hard to argue here outside of Damian Lillard and DeAndre Jordan, but it's hard to take any of these guys off. The Spurs are playing wonderful ball and deserve two guys while you could argue C.J. McCollum has been better than Dame on the whole because of Dame's heel injury. Rotoworld.com Jan 28, 4:22 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge takes care of Houston
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored a game-high 25 points during a 130-99 win over the Rockets on Wednesday, adding 10 boards, five assists and two turnovers on 9-of-13 from the field.

    Advice: He famously deleted his Twitter account after the loss to the Warriors and said after Wednesday's game he wants to "lock in" for the season. His fantasy owners can't complain with Aldridge posting fourth-round value in January. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 9:53 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng scores 21 points on 10-of-13 FGs
    Gorgui Dieng started vs. the Thunder on Wednesday and racked up 21 points on 10-of-13 shooting, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Sam Mitchell opted for Dieng ahead of Nikola Pekovic tonight, and the resurrection of the Dieng/Towns frontcourt is terrific news for Dieng's patient fantasy owners. On a per-36-minute basis this season, he's averaging 12.2 points, 9.7 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.5 blocks. Double-check that he's not on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 9:16 pm
  • Terrence Jones gets 17 minutes
    Terrence Jones played 17 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday with 11 points, three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: He played 11.2 minutes in garbage time during the fourth quarter, so that amount of playing time is slightly misleading. Jones is going to need a trade to salvage his value, so he's only a stash right now. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 9:11 pm
  • Serge Ibaka quiet in 25 minutes vs. Wolves
    Serge Ibaka was quiet in 25 minutes vs. the Wolves, scoring six points on 2-of-7 shooting with four rebounds, one assist and zero steals or blocks.

    Advice: He was coming off a big 12 & 17 double-double vs. the Knicks on Tuesday, and this snapped a streak of four double-digit scoring performances for Ibaka. He's hovering inside the top-50 for 9-cat value this season, thanks to 6.9 boards and 2.1 blocks per game, but he might not crack the top-30 unless he gets more looks offensively -- his 11.3 shot attempts are his lowest since the 2012-13 season. Rotoworld.com Jan 27, 9:10 pm
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