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    • Darrell Arthur (calf) downgraded to doubtful
      Darrell Arthur (calf) has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: If Arthur is unable to go on Sunday, his minutes will be split up between Kenneth Faried, Wilson Chandler, and J.J. Hickson, but there are no clear winners here with Brian Shaw at the helm. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:36 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs NO
    • Nerlens Noel (quad, calf) will start Sunday
      Nerlens Noel (sore quad and calf) is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: Noel is coming into this game with averages of 10.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game over the month of February. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:30 pm
       
      Injured
    • Enes Kanter (thigh) game-time decision Sunday
      Enes Kanter (thigh contusion) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: If Kanter is again unable to go on Sunday, Nick Collison would likely draw the start, but it's Mitch McGary who would become the most interesting play after putting up 20 points and nine rebounds during his last outing. Serge Ibaka will also be forced to log heavy minutes if Kanter is out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:26 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm @ LAL
    • Spencer Hawes scores 14 points w/ nine boards
      Spencer Hawes finally mustered up a productive line on Sunday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting, to go with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, three blocks and one turnover through 23 minutes of action.

      Advice: This is the type of lines we were hoping for when Blake Griffin (elbow) initially went down, and hopefully Hawes can keep it up with a favorable matchup against Minnesota on Monday. If Hawes was recently dropped in your league, he's worth a look. However, with Griffin getting closer to making a return to the lineup, Hawes' value is going to be short-lived. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:19 pm
    • Andrew Bogut will play Sunday vs. Boston
      Andrew Bogut will play Sunday vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: Bogut was scheduled for a rest day today, but because Festus Ezeli has been suspended for one game for his altercation with Tyler Hansbrough on Friday, Bogut will be forced into action. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:06 pm
    • Noel (quad, calf) will try to play on Sunday
      Nerlens Noel (sore quad and calf) will attempt to give it a go for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: It appears that Noel is going to play, so Thomas Robinson won't be quite as an attractive option in daily leagues on Sunday. Noel will draw a difficult matchup against Indiana, but he's still worth deploying coming in with averages of 10.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game during the month of February. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:58 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) likely will not play Sun
      Celtics' head coach Brad Stevens said that Kelly Olynyk (ankle) "probably won't play" Sunday vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: Stevens added that even if Olynyk is available on Sunday, it's unlikely he will leave the bench, so it's probably safe to leave Olynyk on your bench today. Tyler Zeller, Brandon Bass, and Jonas Jerebko will remain the primary beneficiaries with Olynyk sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:27 pm
       
      Injured
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) out Sunday vs. POR
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle, hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: This will be Cousins second consecutive game out of the lineup, and Carl Landry will likely again draw the start with Reggie Evans seeing extended minutes off the bench. Rudy Gay is going to be the main man on offense with both Cousins and Darren Collison (hip) unavailable, and he's certainly someone to consider in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against the Trail Blazers. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:10 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) spotted in walking boot
      Taj Gibson (ankle) was spotted in a walking boot following Sunday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: Gibson did not play on Sunday, and we'll be considering him on the doubtful side of questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards. Nikola Mirotic stepped up in a big way on Sunday, scoring 29 points (setting a new career-high), and he's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:09 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 96-86 vs LAC
    • JaVale McGee and 76ers may pursue buyout
      According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the 76ers and JaVale McGee are in discussions over a buyout.

      Advice: Today is the last day that McGee would be eligible to play in the playoffs on another team if he were to be bought out, so a deal has to happen before midnight. McGee has struggled to stay healthy in the past few seasons, and while he is clearly not in the 76ers' plans, he likely wouldn't have a significant role on almost any team in the NBA. We will continue to follow this story closely, but it is safe to leave McGee on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:17 am
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play on Sunday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play on Sunday against the Clippers.

      Advice: He was limping pretty severely when he left Friday's game and he still can't put weight on his ankle which suggests that he will see some more time on the sidelines. Pau Gaol is returning from an illness, so the Bulls should be able to cope without him for a game or two. Nikola Mirotic is loaded with upside, and is worth a look for owners in need of short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:17 am
       
      Injured
      L, 96-86 vs LAC
    • Nerlens Noel (quad, calf) questionable Sunday
      Nerlens Noel is dealing with a sore quad and calf, and he is considered questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: The 76ers are arguably the most cautious team in the NBA, so it wouldn't be surprising if they err on the side of caution and rest Noel tonight. We should know more closer to tip-off, so owners will have to stay on alert for an update. If Noel does sit, Thomas Robinson will likely be the primary beneficiary and is worth a look in deeper leagues after he scored nine points with nine boards in just 13 minutes vs. the Wizards on Friday. Henry Sims and JaVale McGee could see a bump in minutes as well, though they aren't reliable options in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:26 am
       
      Injured
    • Robin Lopez not being involved much
      Robin Lopez has only a 12.1 usage rate to start the second half.

      Advice: He is not really involved in the offense and his main job is to just hit the glass on that end. In fact, his offensive rebounding rate (11.2) is greater than his defensive rebounding rate (9.3). Low offensive numbers aside, Lopez is still worth owning in standard leagues, averaging 7.0 points, 5.3 boards, 1.3 blocks and 0.3 steals. Plus, he was tremendous in the second half last year. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:25 am
    • Mike Muscala sent to NBA D-League
      Mike Muscala was assigned to the NBA D-League on Sunday.

      Advice: He is not currently in the rotation in Atlanta and isn't likely going to have any fantasy value this season. Leave Muscala on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:17 am
    • Amare Stoudemire not pondering retirement
      Amare Stoudemire said that he will continue playing in the NBA as long as his body allows him to.

      Advice: "There’s no timeframe," Stoudemire said. "Depending on what my body tells me … I just listen to my body, and go from there." It's no secret that he hasn't exactly been the most durable player in recent years, but he still has some gas left in the tank and there is no reason why he wouldn't be able to play a few more years in a limited role off the bench. Dallas is going to be cautious with his minutes with playoffs right around the corner, so it's going to be tough to own Stoudemire outside of deeper leagues moving forward. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:35 am
    • Nerlens Noel is making strides this season
      Nerlens Noel said that he is blessed to be playing in the NBA after missing the entire 2013-14 season due to a torn ACL in his left knee.

      Advice: "I’ve definitely made strides this season with the speed of the game and I think I’m just taking it all in," Noel said. "It’s great to finally be here and not just dream about it coming off last season, not playing. I’m blessed and just making sure I’m making the best of this opportunity I have." He has been able to play in 54 out of 58 games for the 76ers this season and hasn't been limited by his knee at all. Noel is boasting averages of 8.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.6 steals in 30.4 minutes per game, and his owners have to be thrilled at his rapidly improving game. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:21 am
       
      Injured
    • Amare Stoudemire returned to action on Saturday February 28. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:49 am
    • Derrick Favors has massive line in win Sat.
      Derrick Favors was simply fantastic against the Bucks on Saturday, scoring 16 points with 12 boards, three blocks and three steals in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He shot 7-of-11 from the field and hit his only two free throw attempts on the night, but he did come dangerously close to fouling out in this one. He has now double-doubled in three out of his last four games, and it's obvious that Enes Kanter bolting town has done wonders for the value of both Favors and Rudy Gobert. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:42 pm
    • Rudy Gobert double-doubles with three blocks
      Rudy Gobert scored 12 points with 10 boards, two steals and thee blocks in 32 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

      Advice: He is one of the most exciting players to watch in the NBA and his upside is through the roof. Gobert has seen his playing time steadily increase now that Enes Kanter is gone and he has averaged 9.8 points with 10.6 boards, 4.0 blocks and 1.0 steal in 31.0 minutes per game over his last five. Gobert's owners should be calling Kanter's agent and thanking him for demanding a trade out of Utah. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:36 pm
    • Nikola Pekovic dealing with pain in his ankle
      Nikola Pekovic's troublesome ankle flared up on him during Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies, and he is expected to be reevaluated on Monday.

      Advice: Not good. Pekovic hasn't exactly been the most durable player in recent years, and it looks like the Wolves were playing with fire when they decided to play him in the second game of a back-to-back set. Pekovic lasted just two minutes in the second half on Saturday, and we would be surprised if he ended up playing against the Clippers on Monday. Gorgui Dieng stands to benefit the most if Pekovic misses time, while rookie Adreian Payne will see a bump in his minutes as well. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:21 pm
    • STAT hurts his nose, scores nine points
      Amare Stoudemire scored nine points with six rebounds in 20 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

      Advice: He had a cut on his nose, but he was patched up and it shouldn't cost him playing time. Stoudemire is likely going to sit out throughout the rest of the season and can remain on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:15 pm
    • Nikola Pekovic plays just 12 minutes
      Nikola Pekovic played just 12 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday with one point, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He played less than two minutes in the second half. The first thing to come to mind here is that his ankle isn't feeling great on the second half of a back-to-back set. His fantasy owners knew there was a lot of risk and hopefully the Wolves say it was just scheduled rest or because Marc Gasol destroyed him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:03 pm
    • Amare Stoudemire good to go for Saturday
      Amare Stoudemire will play against the Nets on Saturday.

      Advice: He was rested against the Hawks on Wednesday, but he was able to make it through a full practice on Friday. However, Stoudemire is still only expected to play limited minutes off the bench, so his value is limited to deeper leagues until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:01 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) doubtful Sunday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is considered doubtful for Sunday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: While he wasn't able to practice on Saturday, he was able to get a few shots up afterwards. Cousins was held out of Friday's game vs. the Spurs, and with the Kings going nowhere in the Western Conference, they will probably err on the side of caution Sunday. Jason Thompson is coming off a double-double and would be worth a look in daily leagues if Cousins sits, while Carl Landry and Reggie Evans will see increased roles as well. Expect another update after shootaround Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:59 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins doesn't practice on Saturday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) did not practice on Saturday and he is up in the air for Sunday against the Blazers.

      Advice: He tried to play through his ankle sprain from Wednesday and it's apparently costing him playing time. The Kings will likely update Cousins again tomorrow morning, but he should be considered questionable for now. With Cousins out on Friday, Jason Thompson double-doubled and Ben McLemore also stepped up with 21 points. Both should have a similar chance to perform sans DMC. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:01 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (calf) questionable for Sunday
      Darrell Arthur (calf) is questionable to play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

      Advice: He is dealing with an upper muscle strain which seems like it's just behind the knee. Arthur tends to miss a lot of games due to injury, so he could miss more time. If he's out, the Nuggets will run a lot more small-ball lineups. However, nobody will consistently benefit with how coach Brian Shaw is running his rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:01 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs NO
    • Andrew Bogut could be rested Sunday
      Andrew Bogut could be rested on Sunday against the Celtics.

      Advice: Coach Steve Kerr said it comes down to whether or not Festus Ezeli is suspended. If Ezeli doesn't get a suspension for his altercation with Tyler Hansbrough on Friday, Bogut will likely sit. If Bogut does miss that game, Marreese Speights and David Lee will benefit most. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:51 am
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) doubtful for Sunday vs. LA
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Clippers on Sunday.

      Advice: He had a limp leaving the arena on Friday night and he's also been dealing with his left ankle issues fro much of this season. The last time he had ankle problems, Gibson needed to miss four games, but of course every injury is different. The Bulls moved Nikola Mirotic back to power forward, which actually led to some bigger production out of Mike Dunleavy. Considering the upside, Mirotic is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:13 am
       
      Injured
      L, 96-86 vs LAC
    • Kelly Olynyk says ankle is feeling better
      Kelly Olynyk made it through most of practice on Saturday, and while he did say his ankle is feeling better, he wasn't ready to commit to returning to action just yet.

      Advice: He remains questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Warriors, but head coach Brad Stevens said he would not be surprised if Olynyk was available to play. Olynyk should be stashed in most leagues considering Jared Sullinger (foot) is out for the season, while Brandon Bass, Tyler Zeller and Jonas Jerebko will all see their playing time take a hit when Olynyk does return. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:18 am
       
      Injured
    • Gobert nearly double-doubles, blocks six
      Rudy Gobert scored 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting (2-of-2 FTs) with eight rebounds and six blocks in Friday's win over the Nuggets.

      Advice: Gobert is the No. 7 and 15 fantasy play since the All Star break in 9- and 8-cat leagues respectively, an upside that's been detailed around here in various spaces. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:57 am
    • Enes Kanter (thigh) out on Friday night
      Enes Kanter (thigh contusion) will not play against the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: He must have suffered the injury against the Suns on Thursday and it's unclear if he'll need to miss more games. Nick Collison will get the start, but Mitch McGary is the most interesting player here. Kanter should see his numbers decrease with his new team. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:08 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm @ LAL
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) out for game on Friday
      Taj Gibson went to the locker room on Friday with an ankle sprain and will not return.

      Advice: He can't seem to shake these ankle sprains. Gibson was all set for a big night tonight and hopefully will return to action soon. If he doesn't it'll be Nikola Mirotic logging major playing time. Considering Miro's upside, he is well worth a speculative add in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:40 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 96-86 vs LAC
    • Darrell Arthur (knee) out on Friday night
      Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Friday.

      Advice: The Nuggets do get Kenneth Faried back, so they're not too thin at power forward. However, they're still very thin at center and will likely lean on Joffrey Lauvergne the most in their frontcourt. J.J. Hickson may also play more, but he has sort of fallen out of favor with his coach recently. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:45 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs NO
    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) questionable for Sunday
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is questionable to play against the Warriors and is hopeful to practice on Saturday.

      Advice: He's been out since January and is finally getting closer to a return. The Celtics have been very creative with their frontcourt and coach Brad Stevens has been playing a lot of Jonas Jerebko. "[Jerebko is] not a five in a perfect world but maybe a five in our world," Stevens said. Jae Crowder has also been a stretch four a ton and has benefitted the most in the past couple. Olynyk is worth stashing in most leagues now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:55 pm
       
      Injured
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) ruled out for Friday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: That's a lot of offense to replace with Boogie posting a ridiculous 37.3 usage rate since George Karl took over. Plus, he's on pace to have the highest usage rate for a center in a season ever (among qualifiers for minutes per game). With Boogie out, the Kings are likely going to give his minutes to a combination of Carl Landry, Reggie Evans and Jason Thompson. However, Rudy Gay will likely be very busy tonight and Ben McLemore will also try to build off his 16-point game from Wednesday. Gay will also play a lot of PF, so there are more minutes for Omri Casspi. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:15 pm
    • Amare Stoudemire (rest) practices on Friday
      Amare Stoudemire (rest) was a full participant during Friday's practice.

      Advice: Stoudemire will likely be able to give it a go for Saturday's game vs. the Nets, but his minutes will be limited, making him a risky option in most leagues. Through two games with the Mavs this season, STAT has compiled averages of 10.0 points and 3.0 rebounds, and as a bench player for the Mavs he won't be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:52 am
    • Karl wants Cousins to cut down on the TOs
      Kings' head coach George Karl would like DeMarcus Cousins to cut down on the turnovers.

      Advice: "I talked to [DeMarcus] about his turnovers," Karl said. "He leads the league in turnovers (4.4 per game), and we’d like to challenge him the last 25, 30 games of the season to have much better decision making." Cousins has been careless at times with the ball this season, so it's nice that his coach is challenging him to be better. He’s hitting career-highs in points (23.7), rebounds (12.2), assists (3.3), and blocks (1.7) this season, so a reduction in turnovers could only help his already elite value. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:02 am
    • Enes Kanter scores 18 with six boards in loss
      Enes Kanter scored 18 points with six boards, one assist and one block in 37 minutes on Thursday against the Suns.

      Advice: Kanter has always been able to score and rebound at a reasonable rate, but his defensive stats are still not there. He has totaled just one block and one steal in four games for the Thunder, and he is still having trouble finding the open man, averaging just 1.5 assists over that span. Steven Adams (hand) will likely return soon, but Kanter should still be locked in as the starting center for the rest of the season to the delight of his owners. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:40 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm @ LAL
    • Andrew Bogut's struggles continue Thursday
      Andrew Bogut couldn't break out of his slump against the Cavaliers on Thursday, scoring just six points with five boards, two assists and two blocks in 21 minutes.

      Advice: He has averaged just four points per game over his last four, shooting just 37 percent from the floor over that span. Bogut is still worth holding onto for his upside in blocks and rebounding, but the Warriors will likely be very cautious with him down the stretch given his injury history. In fact, head coach Steve Kerr hinted that Bogut may be rested on Sunday vs. Boston or Monday vs. Brooklyn, so his owners should keep their head on a swivel for an update. If and when Bogut does sit out, expect Marreese Speights and David Lee to benefit the most. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:32 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle, hip) doubtful Friday
      DeMarcus Cousins (left ankle sprain, left hip contusion) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Spurs.

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

      Advice: This is the first we're hearing of an ankle injury for Cousins, and we'll continue to monitor this situation closely. If he's unable to go on Friday, Ryan Hollins or Reggie Evans would have the opportunity to slide into the starting lineup. It's worth noting that Hollins picked up a DNP-CD during the Kings' last game, while Evans logged 27 minutes, so he seems to be ahead of Hollins in the rotation. Evans is capable of hauling in gaudy rebounding totals, and he'll be a name to watch if listed as the starter on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:02 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (calf) doubtful Friday vs. UTA
      Darrell Arthur (calf strain) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Arthur only lasted three minutes during his last outing, and with season averages of 7.3 points and 3.2 rebounds on 40.8 percent shooting from the field, it's safe to leave Arthur on the wire in most leagues. With both Arthur and Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) unavailable for Friday, J.J. Hickson and Kenneth Faried are going to see heavy minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:23 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs NO
    • Rest on the horizon for Andrew Bogut
      Steve Kerr said he will rest Andrew Bogut during the Warriors' upcoming stretch.

      Advice: Kerr did add that Bogut will play against Cleveland on Thursday, so it's likely we'll see him sit on Sunday (vs. Boston) or Monday (vs. Brooklyn). Marreese Speights stands to benefit from Bogut's upcoming rest, so daily gamers will want to keep an eye on this situation in order to maximize Speight's value. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:42 am
    • DeMarcus Cousins available at trade deadline?
      DeMarcus Cousins was not untouchable at the trade deadline, according to an unnamed source familiar with Kings head coach George Karl's thinking.

      Advice: We'll take the unnamed source with a grain of salt, but according to said source, "At the trade deadline, everyone was available. Every single person [on the Kings roster] was available." Karl does not hold a front office title, but the same source said Karl has control of future personnel decisions and would be interested in acquiring Ty Lawson if he becomes available in the offseason. If these reports hold true, we may be in for a very interesting summer in Sacramento. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:26 am
    • Spencer Hawes can't produce on Wednesday
      Spencer Hawes made 1-of-9 from the field for seven points with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The usage and minutes weren't a problem, but Hawes just couldn't make shots. He is being counted on quite a bit, but there's no need to add him until his game starts to click. Plus, Blake Griffin will be back next month. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:31 pm
    • Rudy Gobert posts nice dub-dub in loss
      Rudy Gobert had 16 points, 14 rebounds, a steal and three blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Lakers.

      Advice: He hit 6-of-11 shots and if you were faced with a decision on whether to pick up Gobert or Gorgui Dieng before the trade deadline, we hope you went with Rudy G. Dude can't fail. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:02 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (knee) out for game
      Darrell Arthur (right knee) will not return on Wednesday night.

      Advice: The team is calling it a strain, which usually suggests it's a muscle issue. If Arthur is out, the Nuggets will be very shorthanded. Joffrey Lauvergne and J.J. Hickson may have to play more. He finished with one point and no other stats in three minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:27 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs NO
    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) still out on Wednesday
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) will not play against the Knicks.

      Advice: Coach Brad Stevens did say KO could be back within a week today. He was expected to be re-evaluated before today and the Celtics should have an update for us soon. With Olynyk out, Brandon Bass will continue to be the primary offensive big man for the Celtics with Tyler Zeller also getting more run. Olynyk is worth a look as a stash in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:44 pm
       
      Injured
    • Amare Stoudemire (rest) out on Wednesday
      Amare Stoudemire (rest) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Mavs won't have two of their past-their-prime veterans tonight. With Amare out, there should be more minutes for Al-Farouq Aminu to play next to Dirk Nowitzki. Charlie Villanueva will also likely get more run. Stoudemire is not worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:42 pm
    • Taj Gibson and Kirk Hinrich expect to play
      Taj Gibson (illness) and Kirk Hinrich (illness) are expected to play on Wednesday vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: Gibson didn't play against the Bucks on Monday and was limited to a stationary bike at practice on Tuesday, so it's probably fair to say that he still isn't 100 percent. That being said, Gibson is a must-start option when he is active and owners can go ahead and pencil him into active lineups for tonight's game. Nikola Mirotic is coming off a double-double during Monday's game but his playing time will take a hit following this news. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:11 am
       
      Injured
      L, 96-86 vs LAC
    • Amare Stoudemire plays 17 minutes vs. Raptors
      Amare Stoudemire logged 17 minutes in his second game with the Mavs, finishing a win vs. the Raptors with six points, three rebounds and one steal off the bench.

      Advice: Dallas may rest Amare during back-to-backs as a precaution, and his lack of an official minute-limit doesn't mean much while Tyson Chandler and Dirk Nowitzki are both healthy. He's a perpetual injury risk and isn't worth gambling on outside of the deepest formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:48 pm
    • Andrew Bogut whisper-quiet in 20 minutes Tues
      Andrew Bogut played a small role vs. Washington, scoring two points with two rebounds and one assist in just 20 minutes of action.

      Advice: Bogut racked up three fouls during his limited time on the court and quickly gave way to Marreese Speights, who scored 16 points off the bench. Wizards' opponents average 40.8 rebounds per game this season, fourth-lowest in the NBA, but the Warriors scratched out a road win on Tuesday despite being out-rebounded by a margin of 29-45. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:29 pm
    • Taj Gibson (illness) questionable Wednesday
      Taj Gibson (illness) was limited to riding a stationary bike during Tuesday's practice, but head coach Tom Thibodeau sounded optimistic about Gibson being able to play Wednesday vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: We'll be considering Gibson questionable for Wednesday's game, but if he is able to return, he'll hurt the value of Nikola Mirotic. Check back for an official update on Gibson's status closer to Wednesday's tip. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:27 am
       
      Injured
      L, 96-86 vs LAC
    • Hawes gets 32 minutes on Monday vs. MEM
      Spencer Hawes saw 32 minutes on Monday against the Grizzlies, scoring nine points on 4-of-12 shooting (including a three) with one rebound, two assists and three blocks.

      Advice: We don't know if Hawes' injuries are catching up to him or if he simply sucks now, but he just hasn't clicked in L.A. and he's not exactly making the most of Blake Griffin's absence. He's worth owning in the hopes his fantasy friendly game can start to take off, but not at the expense of a free agent with long-term prospects. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:41 pm
    • Gobert just scratching the surface in win
      Rudy Gobert scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting with 14 rebounds, two steals and three blocks over 31 minutes in the Jazz's 90-81 win over the Spurs on Monday.

      Advice: Gobert is just scratching the surface and he's a game-changer in both fantasy and reality basketball. If you had the foresight to draft him and stay the course, you're about to get paid off in a massive way. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:29 pm
    • Darrell Arthur scores 10 in start
      Darrell Arthur scored 10 points in a start at power forward on Monday with seven rebounds on 5-of-15 from the field.

      Advice: He played more than expected because Kenneth Faried (hand) missed some time tonight. Arthur does have a decent ceiling because he takes shots and is solid with defensive stats. In fact, he averaged 7.4 points, 3.0 boards 1.1 blocks and 1.0 steals in his previous seven games this month. He's only worth a look in 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:05 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs NO
    • Darrell Arthur starts, Kenneth Faried benched
      Darrell Arthur will start at power forward with Kenneth Faried coming off the bench against the Nets.

      Advice: Wow. Faried has not been playing well, but this is a bold move for even Brian Shaw. Arthur probably won't play more than 24 minutes tonight even with Wilson Chandler out, so he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Plus, he tends to get hurt a lot. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:11 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs NO
    • Kelly Olynyk to be re-evaluated in Boston
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) will be re-evaluated in Boston following the current road trip.

      Advice: He should be considered questionable to play against the Knicks on Wednesday. Olynyk will have a very nice floor in fantasy with Jared Sullinger out for the season, so feel free to grab him now before someone else does. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:48 pm
       
      Injured
    • Taj Gibson ruled out with illness on Monday
      Taj Gibson (illness) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Bucks.

      Advice: Gibson has played well over his last few contests, so the Bulls will have to lean a little harder on both Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol in this one. It's also conceivable both Nikola Mirotic gets some increased run, as well. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 9:10 am
       
      Injured
      L, 96-86 vs LAC
    • JaVale McGee doesn't want buyout from Sixers
      JaVale McGee reiterated that he does not want a buyout from the Sixers.

      Advice: "We are coming into this whole thing with an open mind," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "He is around a bunch of genuine people, coaches that care. That will give him every chance to keep moving and to be as good as he can be." McGee said very bluntly, "I don't want to get bought out. That's not a positive thing." Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 8:07 am
    • Kelly Olynyk doubtful to play Monday vs. Suns
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Suns on Monday.

      Advice: Brad Stevens said he thinks Olynyk will be "close to playing" by the end of the homestand, which would indicate a possible return on either Friday or Sunday. When he does return, Olynyk will probably be eased in after missing so much time, but he should be in line for a larger role than previously with Jared Sullinger (foot) out for the season. Without Olynyk, Brandon Bass and Tyler Zeller will continue to get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 6:55 am
       
      Injured
    • Amare Stoudemire scores 14 points in debut
      Amare Stoudemire scored 14 points with three boards in just 11 minutes in his debut with the Mavericks on Sunday.

      Advice: The minutes are the big story here, as it's clear that the Mavericks will likely do everything they can to keep Stoudemire fresh for the postseason. At this point in his career, Stoudemire belongs on the wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 7:20 pm
    • Enes Kanter has 20 & 12 w/ three dimes vs DEN
      The Thunder blew past the Nuggets on Sunday, 119-94, thanks in part to Enes Kanter's 20 points (8-of-12 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), 12 rebounds, three assists and one steal.

      Advice: Kevin Durant (foot) was out tonight and won't be re-evaluated until next weekend, giving Kanter a larger-than-expected role offensively. He took full advantage tonight, scoring efficiently while racking up his second straight double-double, and he even chipped in a steal during just 26 minutes of action. His fantasy value got a bump when he was dealt to OKC, though his typically paltry defensive stats may prevent him from anything more than mid-round value even in Durant's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:31 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm @ LAL
    • Amare Stoudemire will not have minutes limit
      Amare Stoudemire will not have a minutes restriction on Sunday against the Hornets.

      Advice: This still doesn't mean that Amare will play many minutes, as the Mavericks are going to want to keep him fresh for the postseason. Head coach Rick Carlisle said that Amare will play more minutes at center rather than power forward, but he also didn't rule out playing him alongside Tyson Chandler at times as well. Regardless, Amare is still only worth holding onto in deeper leagues until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 2:55 pm
    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) ruled out for Sunday
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: While Olynyk will not be available for Sunday's game, Brad Stevens expects him to return towards the end of Boston's upcoming homestand. With news that Jared Sullinger (foot) will remain sidelined for the remainder of the 2014-15 season, Olynyk is looking like a must-own guy. As a starter this season, Olynyk owns averages of 11.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steal, 0.5 blocks, and 1.1 three-pointers per game. When he is able to return, Brandon Bass will likely head back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 11:06 am
       
      Injured
    • Amare Stoudemire to make Dallas debut Sunday
      Amare Stoudemire will make his debut for the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday against the Hornets.

      Advice: He's going to serve as the primary backup to Dirk Nowitzki, and the Mavs will probably limit his minutes in an effort to keep him fresh for the postseason. Outside of deeper leagues, there's no reason to grab Stoudemire off the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:47 am
    • DeMarcus Cousins scores 21 points in loss
      DeMarcus Cousins scored 21 points on 6-of-19 shooting in an embarrassing loss to the Clippers on Saturday, adding four boards, two assists, two steals, two blocks and five turnovers in 25 minutes.

      Advice: Cousins was in foul trouble pretty early in this one, but it didn't help that the game was practically over after a 42-point second quarter from the Clippers. Despite averaging 5.3 turnovers over his last four games, Cousins should be able to improve upon his efficiency once the Kings adapt to new head coach George Karl. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 10:30 pm
    • Taj Gibson has been playing with injured hand
      Taj Gibson has been playing with a torn ligament in his left hand since mid-January, but said that it is almost completely healed.

      Advice: Talk about a warrior. Injuries like this typically sideline a player for at least a few weeks, but Gibson clearly has other plans. He is also still dealing with soreness in his ankle, and doctors have told him that it won't be fully right all season. He finished Saturday's game against the Suns with 12 points and four boards in 29 minutes, and he will continue to be a must-own player in all leagues as long as he continues to fight through his nagging injuries. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 8:03 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 96-86 vs LAC
    • Enes Kanter double-doubles in OKC debut
      Enes Kanter double-doubled in his OKC debut during a 110-103 win on Saturday over the Hornets, scoring 10 points with 13 rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He had five offensive boards and ran a ton of pick-and-roll offensive sets with Russell Westbrook. Kanter probably won't be as involved in the offense because of Kevin Durant being such an effective ISO player, so we're not too bullish about owning him. He's not worth owning in standard leagues with his decreased opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:18 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm @ LAL
    • Enes Kanter and Kyle Singler will start Sat.
      Enes Kanter and Kyle Singler will draw the start vs. the Hornets on Saturday.

      Advice: Kanter is in line for big minutes right out of the gate with Steven Adams sidelined with a hand injury, so he can be viewed as a must-start option for the foreseeable future. Kanter has season averages of 13.8 points and 7.8 boards in 27.1 minutes per game, and while he does lack defensive stats, he should see plenty of touches on offense with Kevin Durant (foot) also out. Nick Collison started at center on Thursday, but he will now return to his limited role off the OKC bench and can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 9:21 am
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm @ LAL
    • Cousins all over the stat sheet in big win
      DeMarcus Cousins scored 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting (7-of-9 FTs) with 15 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and nine turnovers in the Kings' 109-101 win over the Celtics on Friday.

      Advice: Cousins also ended the life of Jae Crowder, who was a kind man that once stepped in front of a locomotive on the basketball court and paid dearly for his courage. The Kings got a win for new coach George Karl, but this was the definition of an ugly win against a bad opponent and at some point the Kings need to get Cousins' turnovers under control. Rudy Gay scored 28 points on 9-of-18 shooting (2-of-5 3PTs, 8-of-8 FTs) with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks, but he also played out of control and will need to reel things back in to keep his efficiency on track. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:26 am
    • Favors goes for 16 and nine vs. Blazers
      Derrick Favors scored 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting with nine rebounds, two steals and one block in the Jazz's 92-76 win over the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: With Enes Kanter shipped out to the Thunder, look for Favors to get a slight bump in value and in particular in the rebounding department. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:51 am
    • Gobert blocks 5 shots in 1st start w/out Enes
      Rudy Gobert blocked five shots in his first start following the Enes Kanter trade, and also chipped in with four points, seven rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes on Friday.

      Advice: Gobert got into some foul trouble and that's going to be a small issue for him, but this is just an appetizer for the buffet of stats that's about to come. And yes, there are still folks out there who don't know this is coming so plunder away. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:47 am
    • Pekovic double-doubles with two blocks
      Nikola Pekovic scored 16 points on 5-of-16 shooting with 11 rebounds and two blocks in Friday's win over the Suns.

      Advice: Pekovic had a good night in the box but he met his match in Alex Len, who had his number all night. After some early struggles since returning to action, he's back to producing serviceable numbers. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:57 pm
    • Taj Gibson scores 15 with nine boards
      Taj Gibson played 30 minutes off the bench during a 100-91 loss to the Pistons on Friday with 15 points, nine rebounds, two assists and one block.

      Advice: It's his third game in a row with at least 30 minutes. Gibson's numbers are not great in that span, averaging just 11.0 points, 4.5 boards and 1.0 blocks. He's usually much better when he gets this kind of playing time, so he's a hold in fantasy leagues unless it's to pick up one of these hot centers from tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:47 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 96-86 vs LAC
    • JaVale McGee plays 11 minutes with 76ers
      JaVale McGee played 11 minutes in his 76ers debut on Friday with two points, two rebounds and one assist during a 106-95 loss.

      Advice: His two points were JaVale-esque with a wild slam driving down the lane. However, McGee's minutes are unlikely to be very high because of his tibia injury. He can be left on the wire almost everywhere. You can check out a quick Vine of the dunk in the link below. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 8:24 pm
    • Nerlens Noel blocks nine shots, scores 12
      Nerlens Noel blocked nine shots against the Pacers on Friday with 12 points, nine rebounds and four steals in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He was ultra-aggressive tonight and only committed three fouls. Noel may actually have more chances to block shots because the 76ers dumped K.J. McDaniels and Michael Carter-Williams, two solid perimeter defenders. Things are looking up for him in a big way right now. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 7:54 pm
       
      Injured
    • Rudy Gobert starting on Friday night
      Rudy Gobert moved into the starting lineup on Friday night against the Blazers.

      Advice: Feb. 20, 2015 is the start of a beautiful era. It's Gobert time, you guys. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 4:33 pm
    • Enes Kanter will be available on Saturday
      Enes Kanter along with the rest of the Thunder's recent acquisitions are all expected to be available for Saturday's game against the Hornets.

      Advice: With Kevin Durant's status up in the air for Saturday, Kanter could be stepping into a larger than expected role upon his first game with OKC. D.J. Augustin, Kyle Singler, and Steve Novak are also expected to be available, but Kanter is the guy who offers the most value out of the group. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 4:13 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm @ LAL
    • JaVale McGee is active on Friday vs. Indy
      JaVale McGee is active against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: Interesting. McGee probably won't see many minutes tonight in his first game with the 76ers. This also suggests he's not going to be bought out and the 76ers may get a look at him. He has $23.2 million due to him in the next two seasons, but he's not worth owning in almost any league considering his nagging leg injury. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 3:04 pm
    • Hinkie admits McGee move was about picks
      Sam Hinkie acknowledged during Friday's press conference that the trade that landed them JaVale McGee was more about the draft pick than acquiring talent.

      Advice: "We'll see what happens," said Hinkie regarding McGee. "He may have a fresh start here but he was moved in large part because of the pick." McGee's minutes haven't eclipsed the 20-minute-mark this season due to his ongoing issues with his right fibula, and there's still a decent chance he is bought out of his ridiculous contract at some point with the 76ers. He's been a constant disappointment for the past three years, so there's no reason to add him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 8:11 am
    • Spencer Hawes plays 33 minutes
      Spencer Hawes played 33 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday with seven points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: After only logging 16.5 minutes per game in his previous two, Hawes saw his minutes rise tonight. He should have some decent fantasy value in the next month or so, but chances are he was cut for a higher-upside player who gained value today, which makes sense. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 11:14 pm
    • JaVale McGee may not be bought out?
      JaVale McGee and the 76ers have no plans to discuss a buyout.

      Advice: The 76ers did not acquire McGee for his talent and the first-round pick attached to his $23.2 million salary over the next two seasons is the only reason why he's not on the Nuggets anymore. Even in a best-case scenario, the 76ers are unlikely to play him more than 20 minutes. He's only worth a look in very deep leagues. To be clear, there is still a good chance he's bought out even though it's not being discussed right now. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 6:15 pm
    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) out Friday vs. the Kings
      Updating a previous report, Kelly Olynyk (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: Olynyk was limited to non-contact portions of Thursday's practice, and he remained non-committal when asked if he'd be able to suit up for any games on Boston's current three-game road trip. "I don't know," Olynyk said when asked about his availability for the road trip. "We'll see how it progresses. It's tough to say. [Moving] laterally actually isn't really what hurts. It's more like forward, jumping and sprinting. I can go laterally." With Jared Sullinger (foot) looking at an extended absence, Olynyk should be stashed in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 3:48 pm
       
      Injured
    • Olynyk (ankle) limited at practice Thursday
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) was spotted rebounding for teammates in a shooting drill during Thursday's practice, but it's not clear to what extent he was able to participate.

      Advice: We'll be considering Olynyk doubtful for Friday's game against the Kings, however, with news that Jared Sullinger (foot) is going to be sidelined for "awhile," Olynyk looks like a quality stash candidate. We'll continue to provide updates on Olynyk as they become available, but with both him and Sullinger out for Friday, Tyler Zeller and Brandon Bass will make for quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 3:03 pm
       
      Injured
    • Thunder trade for Enes Kanter at deadline
      The Thunder acquired Enes Kanter from the Jazz on Thursday.

      Advice: Kanter's move to OKC is part of a three-team deal with the Pistons -- Kendrick Perkins goes to Utah, Reggie Jackson goes to Detroit, Kyle Singler goes to Oklahoma City, and more pieces could move as details emerge. Kanter should start immediately and will likely keep the job even once Steven Adams (hand) returns to action. Fantasy owners should be pleased with the move as Kanter is no longer stifled by Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert, the latter of whom also gets a big boost with this trade. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 11:55 am
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm @ LAL
    • Report: OKC pushing hard to get Enes Kanter
      The Thunder are "pushing hard" to get Enes Kanter, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.

      Advice: Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski also added that the Thunder are after Kanter. Apparently, the Thunder are still trying to find a way to get a big man while leaving themselves some sort of backup behind Russell Westbrook. If Kanter is dealt to OKC, he would lose a lot of value. Rudy Gobert should be owned everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 11:23 am
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm @ LAL
    • 76ers acquire JaVale McGee from Denver
      The 76ers acquired JaVale McGee and a first-round pick from the Nuggets on Thursday.

      Advice: The pick comes from the deal with the Thunder and it's basically a salary dump. McGee will make $23.3 million in 2014-15 and 2015-16, but the 76ers have the cap space. He still has been battling a leg injury and won't play more than minutes in the low 20s. Additionally, McGee on the 76ers is a fun match. Henry Sims likely loses the most playing time while the Nuggets side isn't affected because McGee barely plays. McGee may be waived, so there's no need to add him in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 8:54 am
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