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    • Marcin Gortat plays just 20 minutes in loss
      Marcin Gortat played just 20 minutes in a loss to the Suns on Sunday, finishing with nine points, seven boards and two blocks.

      Advice: He deserves a pass here and the Wizards just decided to go with the hot hand in Kevin Seraphin off of the bench. Gortat has been a double-double machine for the Wizards this season, and should bounce-back against the Bulls on Tuesday. Keep Gortat locked into all lineups, and expect him to play big minutes against the imposing frontcourt of Chicago. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:43 pm
    • Brandon Bass plays season-low five minutes
      Brandon Bass scored four points in a season-low five minutes vs. the Heat on Sunday, the Celtics' first game with newly-arrived big man Brandan Wright.

      Advice: There is a log-jam in Boston's frontcourt and it's not surprising to see Bass on the losing end of the rotation. His contract expires after the 2014-15 season and the Celtics aren't likely to use him much in a young frontcourt that features Wright, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:22 pm
    • Kyle O'Quinn fills up boxscore as starting PF
      Kyle O'Quinn had eight points, one 3-pointer, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and four blocks as Orlando's starting PF on Sunday, despite playing only 26 minutes.

      Advice: O'Quinn's intriguing versatility has kept him on the fantasy radar all season, and he may finally realize his potential as a starter ahead of Channing Frye. It remains to be seen if this was a permanent change or an experimental shift from coach Jacque Vaughn, but O'Quinn is worth a pickup while we find out. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:53 pm
    • Henry Sims double-doubles in 21 minutes
      Sixers C Henry Sims notched his first double-double of the season on Sunday, scoring 12 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in only 21 minutes of action off the bench.

      Advice: He also handed out two assists without any turnovers, and the only caveat for fantasy owners is the low playing time. Sims hasn't topped 30 minutes in a game this December and may need an injury to one of Philly's starters to propel him toward standard-league relevance. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:47 pm
    • Nerlens Noel gets fourth career double-double
      Nerlens Noel posted his fourth career double-double in Sunday's road win vs. the Magic, scoring 13 points while grabbing 12 rebounds in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Michael Carter-Williams and Noel got into a heated verbal altercation during the game, but it wasn't anything serious and seemed to light a fire under Noel, who also had an assist, steal and block in the rare victory. He's averaging 8.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.8 blocks over the Sixers' past five games, quickly reminding owners why they tolerated his lousy start to the season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:47 pm
    • Alex Len blocks four shots in win on Sunday
      Alex Len blocked four shots in a win over the Wizards Sunday, adding eight points, eight boards and one assist in 24 minutes.

      Advice: While he was a perfect 3-of-3 from the field, Len made just 2-of-6 from the free throw line and had five fouls on the night. Len has a steep learning curve in the NBA, but as long as he continues to start over Miles Plumlee he will be worth a look for owners in need of blocks and rebounding. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:45 pm
    • Justin Hamilton (head) unlikely to return Sun
      Justin Hamilton (headache) left Sunday's game against the Celtics and is unlikely to return.

      Advice: It is a simple headache and he shouldn't be in danger of missing too much time. We will update his status as soon as we know more. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:32 pm
    • Anderson Varejao hits 9-of-12 FGs for 18 pts
      Anderson Varejao poured in 18 efficient points during Sunday's win over the Grizzlies, adding seven rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes.

      Advice: AV made 9-of-12 field goals without committing any turnovers, and this was his second-highest scoring game of the season (trailing only a 23-point outburst in mid-November). He's averaging a modest 25.0 minutes per game this year but that's been enough for late-round value in 8-cat/9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:12 pm
    • Cole Aldrich puts up low-end line on Sunday
      Cole Aldrich shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the field on Sunday, putting up 11 points, seven rebounds, one turnover, and two blocks in his third game with the starting unit.

      Advice: Aldrich also shot 3-of-3 from the line, making this a serviceable low-end line. However, he’s averaging a pedestrian 9.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks as a starter, so there's not much reason to pick him up in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:51 pm
    • Kyle O'Quinn starting on Sunday vs. 76ers
      Kyle O'Quinn will start Sunday vs. the 76ers, sending Channing Frye to the bench.

      Advice: O'Quinn will draw a very favorable matchup today against the 76ers, and he'll make for a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Frye has been struggling lately, and a move to the bench isn't going to do him any favors, we'll let you know how they fare after the game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:13 pm
    • David Lee (hamstring) expects to play Monday
      David Lee (hamstring) went through a full practice on Sunday, and he believes he'll be able to play Monday vs. the Kings.

      Advice: Head coach Steve Kerr said that he plans to bring Lee off the bench, and he'll be limited to 12-15 minutes in his return. However, with Andrew Bogut (knee) not expected back until January, it's possible Lee eventually slides into the starting lineup at the center spot, and he should be owned in all leagues for his double-double potential. Marreese Speights' value will take a hit upon Lee's return. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:47 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Sac
    • Dwight Howard (shoulder) probable for Monday
      Dwight Howard (right shoulder strain) is being listed as probable for Monday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: Dwight was able to fight through the strain and put up a double-double during his last outing, so we'd expect him to give it a go again on Monday. Still, owners will want to check back for an official update on his status closer to Monday's tip, and if he sits, Tarik Black would slide back into the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:53 am
    • Andrea Bargnani (calf) could practice soon
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring) had another strong workout during Sunday's shootaround, and Derek Fisher said he might be able to start practicing before Christmas.

      Advice: The Knicks don't have much depth up front, but given Bargnani's injury history and lackluster play over the past three years, there's not a lot to like here. He can safely remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:26 am
       
      Injured
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) practices fully on Sunday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) was a full participant at practice on Sunday, and there is a good chance he plays on Monday.

      Advice: Gibson has had some tough luck with injuries this season but he is getting very close to a return. His status will likely be determined after shootaround on Monday and his owners will have to check back for official confirmation. If Gibson can't go, Nikola Mirotic will continue to see big minutes off of the bench and will be worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:55 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • Timofey Mozgov blocks five with 15 boards
      Timofey Mozgov played well in 36 minutes against the Pacers with six points, 15 boards and five blocks.

      Advice: This one was overdue. Mozgov had a season high in blocks and was one board shy of his season high. He was really struggling earlier this month, but nights like tonight serve as a reminder that he's still worth owning in standard leagues no matter how many times you've seen the video of Blake Griffin dunking on him. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:56 pm
    • Greg Smith backing up Ty Chandler now
      Greg Smith played 10 minutes off the bench on Saturday with one point and one board.

      Advice: Yes, this is meaningless for just about everyone who plays fantasy basketball, but he is Tyson Chandler's backup now. Chandler does have a lot of injuries in his past so many Smith makes his way onto the fantasy radar at some point. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:09 pm
       
      Player Note
      Greg Smith Dal - PF,C
      5:30 pm vs Atl
    • Dwight Howard is fine, double-doubles
      Dwight Howard made 7-of-10 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line against the Hawks on Saturday for 19 points with 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block.

      Advice: He was probable with a random shoulder injury and it didn't seem to be an issue.Howard is likely going to pop up on the injury report a ton, so his fantasy owners will have to check back on most of his game days. Howard also had a season high in dimes and free throw percentage tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:42 pm
    • Dwight Howard is starting on Saturday
      Dwight Howard will start against the Hawks on Saturday.

      Advice: Howard had a shoulder issue pop up this morning and was probable. Considering how much time he missed for his mysterious knee issue last month, there's always a small chance he misses a game. He's playing well, so start him as planned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:57 pm
    • David Lee (hamstring) back at practice Sat.
      David Lee (hamstring) practiced on Saturday but won't discuss how he felt until Sunday.

      Advice: Lee had post-practice "maintenance" and remains day-to-day with an expected return date next week, but he's likely to be eased slowly into the rotation off the bench. With Lee struggling to stay healthy and Draymond Green playing well as a starter, nobody should expect immediate value from Lee upon his return. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:57 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Sac
    • Alex Len blocks three shots vs. Knicks
      Alex Len blocked three shots against the Knicks on Saturday with four points, eight rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes.

      Advice: He hasn't been unleashed in the starting lineup and the Suns won't be playing him more than 25 minutes for a while. Miles Plumlee is not really a threat to his playing time and the Suns going small so often hurts him more. Len has upside in blocks and shoots the ball well, so he's worth a look in 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:55 pm
    • Cole Aldrich scores four in 17 minutes
      Cole Aldrich scored four points in 17 minutes against the Suns on Saturday with one board, two assists and one block.

      Advice: He didn't really get the ball much, but Aldrich didn't have a bad game in actuality. He's a bigger body and can do more than just block and board, so he should be in the rotation for now. Of course, there is no reason to add him in anything but a ridiculously deep league. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:28 pm
    • Dwight Howard (shoulder) probable Saturday
      Dwight Howard (shoulder) is probable for Saturday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: This is the first we are hearing about a shoulder injury, and it will be interesting to see if it has an impact on his game Saturday. Owners can at least take comfort in the fact that Howard's knee appears to be doing well, but this shoulder injury should cause some concern. Owners may want to check back before tip-off just to be safe, but Howard shouldn't be in danger of missing this one. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:54 am
    • Gortat struggles against the Heat
      Marcin Gortat scored just four points on 2-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds, one steal and one block over 22 minutes on Friday against the Heat.

      Advice: Gortat should have done more against a depleted Heat squad, but he's been a relatively stable mid-round play this season. Keep him in lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:29 pm
    • Varejao plays just 17 minutes on Friday
      Anderson Varejao played just 17 minutes in Friday's win, scoring seven points on 1-of-4 shooting with five rebounds and one block.

      Advice: Varejao has been ice-cold lately and though he's returning late-round value on the season, with limited upside as well as durability issues owners shouldn't be attached to him in 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:45 pm
    • O'Quinn posts versatile line off the bench
      Kyle O'Quinn posted a versatile line off the bench on Friday, scoring seven points on 2-of-4 shooting (including a three) with six rebounds, one assist and three steals in 23 minutes.

      Advice: People can easily get blinded by the low minutes but he improved his season-long per-game value from top 100-115 (9/8 cat) to top 90-105 (9/8 cat) after tonight. That he's returning this value in just 19.3 mpg is a reminder of his mid-round upside if he can step into a 24-plus minute role. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:25 pm
    • Nerlens Noel bring the D
      Nerlens Noel played well in 31 minutes against the Hornets on Friday with six points, nine rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks during a 109-91 loss.

      Advice: All three blocks came in the first half and Noel has suddenly picked it up on the defensive side. In his last five, he's averaged 2.2 blocks, 2.2 steals, 7.4 points, 6.6 boards and 2.2 assists on 42.1 percent from the field and 55.6 percent from the line. Noel owners should be feeling a lot better these days. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:24 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play on Friday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

      Advice: The Bulls have the deepest frontcourt in the NBA, so there is no need to bring Taj back too soon. He is close to a return and traveled with the team, but his owners should consider him questionable to play next week. Pau Gasol went off on Thursday while Nikola Mirotic was also superb. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:33 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) questionable for Friday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Gibson is likely headed for another game-time decision in what will be a difficult matchup going up against an imposing Memphis frontcourt. If he's unable to go, expect Nikola Mirotic to get most of his reserve minutes, but know that a matchup vs. the Grizzlies is not ideal for daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:28 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • Andrea Bargnani (calf) close to practicing
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring) went through a full shooting workout before Thursday's game vs. Chicago, and Derek Fisher said he's getting close to practicing.

      Advice: Until Bargnani can actually step foot on the court, he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues. The Knicks have been devastated by injuries, so he could have some opportunity upon his eventual return, but that doesn't necessarily mean much for the constantly injured and disappointing Italian. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:54 am
       
      Injured
    • Dwight Howard plays 35 minutes in a loss
      Dwight Howard played 35 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday with 17 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and three blocks.

      Advice: He looks healthy, but was a bit late on defense a couple times tonight. Howard should be ready to go for the future, but we wouldn't be surprised to see him miss a game out of the blue considering how much time he missed with a mysterious knee injury. Keep him in your lineup for now and perhaps entertain the idea of trying to deal him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:04 pm
    • Taj Gibson is traveling to Memphis for Friday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is traveling with the team for Friday's game in Memphis.

      Advice: He missed Thursday after warmups didn't go well, so he has a good chance to play on Friday. The Bulls have plenty of depth in their frontcourt, so there's little reason to play Gibson at less than 100 percent. He is likely looking at a game-time decision in a bad matchup. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:34 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • Cole Aldrich double-doubles on Thursday
      Cole Aldrich double-doubled on Thursday with 13 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 26 minutes against the Bulls.

      Advice: If not for some injuries, he would have been the most impressive big man at Summer League. Aldrich did not play at all in his previous three games, but perhaps this game gets him going. Obviously, you would have to be in a ridiculously deep league to even think about adding him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:48 pm
    • David Lee is expected to return next week
      David Lee (hamstring) is expected to return next week.

      Advice: The Warriors won't be in a rush to bring him back after he's already aggravated his strain in his first game back. Draymond Green Wally Pipp'd him already, so Lee is not going to get minutes over 26 or so. He's worth a stash and perhaps someone in your league thinks he'll be the same player he was last year. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:05 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Sac
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play on Thursday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: The Bulls should not need him tonight. Gibson suffered a new injury to his ankle this week, so this is not soreness. Gibson did go through warmups and he's usually pretty tough, so he should be considered a littler closer to probable for Friday. Nikola Mirotic will pick up some extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:19 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • Dwight Howard is good to go for Thursday
      Dwight Howard is good to go against the Pelicans on Thursday.

      Advice: He looked great on Wednesday with 24 points against the Nuggets. Howard had some soreness on Saturday in his first game back, so there was at least a small chance he sat out. Start Howard as planned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:58 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani gets shots up Thursday
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring, talent) was getting shots up before Thursday's game against the Bulls.

      Advice: The Knicks are completely gutted on their roster, but they're still not going to rush him back. Their front office is probably counting down the days to get him off their books. Bargnani is not worth stashing in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:50 pm
       
      Injured
    • Cole Aldrich, Travis Wear starting vs. Bulls
      The Knicks will start Jose Calderon, Tim Hardaway Jr., Travis Wear, Cole Aldrich and Amare Stoudemire against the Bulls on Thursday.

      Advice: Not exactly the greatest starting lineup for national TV. Aldrich was outstanding over the summer and he's a much better offensive force than Samuel Dalembert, so it makes sense to give him more run with Carmelo Anthony out. He's a decent rebounder and may also help out on blocking shots. If you're in a pinch, Aldrich could have a decent game for deep-league owners. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:42 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) a game-time decision Thurs
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will warm up and see how he feels before deciding his status for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: If Gibson is unable to play, Nikola Mirotic will soak up his minutes, although he's been struggling lately so he's a risky option in daily leagues. Joakim Noah will get all the minutes he can handle if Gibson can't go. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:29 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • Dwight Howard plays 43 minutes, scores 24
      Dwight Howard played 43 minutes in an overtime win over the Nuggets on Wednesday with 24 points, 16 boards, one assist and four blocks on 7-of-16 from the field and 10-of-15 from the line.

      Advice: The Rockets starters lived at the charity stripe with 48 attempts while their bench didn't have any. As for Howard, he was as dominant as he has been all season and helped keep the Nuggets out of the paint. His 43 minutes are a very encouraging sign and his fantasy owners should have some shred of confidence in him now. Of course, it makes a lot of sense to sell high considering how much time he missed from an injury that came out of nowhere. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:29 am
    • Timofey Mozgov gets Dwight'd again
      Timofey Mozgov was shut down against the Rockets on Wednesday with one point, six rebounds and four fouls in 19 minutes.

      Advice: Foul trouble was a factor and Dwight Howard made him look pretty bad. He has hit a really bad rough patch lately, but both of those games came against the Rockets. Mozgov gets a date with the Clippers on Friday and hopefully he doesn't end up on a Blake Griffin highlight again. All these negatives aside, he's still worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:12 am
    • Justin Hamilton invisible in start for Heat
      Justin Hamilton started at center for the Heat again on Wednesday, but had just two points and one rebound on 1-of-3 shooting in 12 minutes.

      Advice: The minutes just aren't likely to be there for Hamilton, even with Chris Bosh and Josh McRoberts hurting. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:52 pm
    • Alex Len keeps his fouls down in start
      Alex Len committed just two fouls in 19 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday with 10 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He was destroyed in the early going against Al Jefferson, but turned it around as the game went on. Len is extremely raw, but the Suns seem committed to him as their starter. It shouldn't be long before he's seeing 24 minutes or so, and he has enough upside to be a standard league asset. There's not much need to add him in standards yet, though. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:56 pm
    • Brandon Bass scores 18 points in 22 minutes
      Brandon Bass came off the bench to hit 6-of-10 shots for 18 points and two rebounds in 22 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Bass is averaging 13.2 points and 4.6 rebounds over his last five games, but all that really means is his eating from Jared Sullinger's bucket. Sully was better tonight with 16 points, but played just 24 minutes, in part because Bass has been playing so well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:17 pm
    • Dwight Howard will play against Denver
      Dwight Howard (knee) will play against the nuggets on Wednesday.

      Advice: He went through warmups and everything appears to be fine. Howard admitted he had some soreness following Saturday, but that's to be expected with how much time he missed. Fantasy owners can use him like they normally would. Expect the Nuggets to be in foul trouble tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:28 pm
    • David Lee, Andrew Bogut out for Thursday
      David Lee (hamstring) and Andrew Bogut (knee) will not play on Thursday against the Thunder.

      Advice: There is still no timetable for a return on Lee and the Warriors are in no rush to bring him back. He took part in some 3-on-3 at practice last week, but the team is unlikely to give him regular minutes until 2015. He's a low-upside stash in standard leagues. Draymond Green and Marreese Speights are good to go. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:28 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Sac
    • Alex Len listed as probable starter Wed.
      Alex Len is listed as the probable starter to face the Hornets on Wednesday.

      Advice: There wasn't much of a doubt, but it's worth a quick mention. Len was a letdown in his first start on Monday, fouling out in 19 minutes. The second-year center also has 6.2 fouls per 36 minutes, so this is a problem. He is still a very good shot blocker and shoots the ball well, so there is some upside here. He should be on the radar in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:11 pm
    • Taj Gibson listed as questionable for Thurs.
      Taj Gibson (right ankle) is listed as questionable to play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: It's apparently a new injury for Taj, so he could wind up missing this game. Gibson was very active on the glass in the past few games without Joakim Noah, but he'll move to the bench on Thursday. He is still worth owning in standard leagues. If he's out, Nikola Mirotic will have an uptick in value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:02 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • Dwight Howard (knee) goes through shootaround
      Dwight Howard (knee) participated in the morning shootaround, but is still questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Denver.

      Advice: His status will likely be determined closer to tip-off, so his owners will have to frequently check back for updates. If he is held out of Wednesday's game, Tarik Black would likely start but still wouldn't be an asset in most leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:52 am
    • Justin Hamilton disappoints in start Tuesday
      Justin Hamilton was disappointing in a start on Tuesday, playing just 16 minutes and finishing with three points, two boards and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Josh McRoberts (knee) could be done for the season while Chris Bosh (calf) could be sidelined for a while, so the opportunity is there for Hamilton. However, he didn't look comfortable out there and his quad may have been an issue for him. Until he can string together a few good games, owners in standard leagues can look the other way. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:46 pm
    • Justin Hamilton (quad) expected to play Tues.
      Justin Hamilton (quad) is expected to play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

      Advice: The Heat will be without starters Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) so they'll need everything they can get from Hamilton. However, as a starter for Miami this season, Hamilton is averaging just 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds, so he's not a viable option in most leagues despite the starting label. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:18 pm
    • Justin Hamilton (quad) warming up in Brooklyn
      Justin Hamilton was spotted going through warmups on Tuesday, and he did not look limited by his quad contusion.

      Advice: This bodes well for his chances to play on Tuesday, and we'll be monitoring the situation closely. With both Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) sidelined, the Heat could really use Hamilton, although he doesn't offer much upside as he's averaging just 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds with the starting unit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:52 pm
    • Dwight Howard (knee) questionable for Wed.
      Dwight Howard (right knee strain) is now being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Denver

      Advice: Howard returned to the lineup on Saturday, logging 30 minutes and putting up 26 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks. However, he said he felt "tight" on Sunday, and it's a bit concerning that the Rockets are listing him as questionable after he missed a month with the injury. If he's forced to sit, Tarik Black would slide back into the starting lineup, although he doesn’t do enough to warrant consideration in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:56 am
    • Justin Hamilton questionable for Tuesday
      Justin Hamilton (quad) went through shootaround on Tuesday and is questionable for the Heat's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Hamilton started on Sunday as the Heat were without Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) and could draw another start on Tuesday if he's able to play. Hamilton had 10 points, three rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 33 minutes on Sunday and could be worth a look in daily league if he's able to play Tuesday night. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:02 am
    • O'Quinn still quiet but minutes improve
      Kyle O'Quinn logged 19 minutes off the bench on Monday, scoring two points on 1-of-1 shooting with six rebounds and one block.

      Advice: O'Quinn had a quiet game on Saturday but his minutes are on the lower end of where they should be on most nights. In 28 games to end last season he returned top-80 value in just 22 mpg, so owners will probably want to take the long-view here and not let two bad games shake them up. In just 18.7 mpg this season, he's a top 100-115 play as well. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:05 pm
    • Alex Len fouls out in his first start
      Alex Len fouled out in his first start against the Bucks on Monday, making 2-of-7 from the field for six points, six boards, one steal and three blocks.

      Advice: He was a great fit for the Suns with their smaller guys around him. Len has a good rapport with Eric Bledsoe and does have 0.9 blocks per game in just 18.2 minutes. On the downside, his fouls are way too high, so he'll need to get that rectified to have a nice run. Still, the upside in blocks to go with solid percentages make him a desirable, high-ceiling player. He's more of a stash, though. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:31 pm
    • Taj Gibson turns in a nice game in loss
      Taj Gibson made 7-of-11 from the field for 15 points against the Hawks on Monday with 17 boards, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: He was very busy in the low post on both ends for the Bulls. Gibson is likely looking at another start with Joakim Noah (ankle) still on the mend. In his previous eight starts, he averaged 14.5 points, 7.6 boards, 1.6 blocks and 0.6 steals in 35.3 minutes. He's a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:22 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs Tor
    • Nerlens Noel scores career-high 19 points
      Nerlens Noel scored a career-high 19 points against the Celtics on Monday with eight boards, four assists, three steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He made 9-of-12 from the field, his four dimes were also a career high, and it was just the second game of his career with 100 percent made from the line -- one attempted, but still a positive considering he's made only 47.9 percent this season. He looked extremely comfortable tonight and hopefully he can string a couple games together. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:14 pm
    • Alex Len taking over as starting center
      Alex Len will start in place of Miles Plumlee on Monday against the Bucks.

      Advice: Miles Plumlee will come off the bench tonight. The Suns were destroyed up front last night against the Thunder and Plumlee hasn't progressed at all. Meanwhile, Len has shown some flashes and he certainly deserves a look as the starter. If you need a center in a deeper league, feel free to give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:59 pm
    • David Lee, Bogut ruled out for Tuesday night
      David Lee (hamstring) and Andrew Bogut (knee) will not play against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

      Advice: Lee's hamstring is going to need to go through some rigorous testing because the Warriors do not even need him with of Draymond Green playing like an All-Star. He is probably worth stashing in most leagues, but his upside isn't really going to be a top-80 player. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:29 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Sac
    • Justin Hamilton (quad) is questionable Tues
      Justin Hamilton (quad) is questionable to play on Tuesday against the Nets.

      Advice: Chris Andersen is expected to come back, so that will at least help Miami in some capacity. Shawne Williams will likely have to step up and start for Miami, as well. Hamilton can be left on the wire unless you're in a deep league. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:26 am
    • Marcin Gortat hit with flop warning Sunday
      Marcin Gortat was given a flop warning for his actions against the Jazz on Sunday.

      Advice: VIdeo of the flop can be found below. If Gortat is found guilty again, he'll face a $5,000 fine. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:29 am
    • Andrea Bargnani's return a complete mystery
      Andrea Bargnani's (calf) return is a complete mystery.

      Advice: "Until he practices, I can’t say what I expect,’’ Derek Fisher said. "When he’s at practices and he’s out there, that’s when it will be. It isn’t a situation where we’re counting the days. He is progressing but we saw what happened last time." Bargs has been out all year, and there is no timetable for his return. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:49 am
       
      Injured
    • Timofey Mozgov double-doubles in defeat
      Timofey Mozgov double-doubled in Sunday's loss to the Spurs, finishing with 11 points, 13 boards and two blocks in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He did shoot just 4-of-12 from the field and struggled with foul trouble, but owners can't complain about this production. JaVale McGee (tibia) is expected to miss significant time, so Mozgov is locked in as the starting center and should be a double-double threat every time he plays. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:52 pm
    • Justin Hamilton scores 10 pts in 33 minutes
      In his third start of the season on Sunday, Heat center Justin Hamilton had 10 points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one turnover in 33 minutes.

      Advice: Miami was without Josh McRoberts (knee) and Chris Bosh (calf), and neither Udonis Haslem nor Chris Andersen are capable of playing big minutes at center, which all but forced Hamilton into the starting lineup. He's averaging 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in his three starts this season, and isn't worth fantasy owners' attention with Bosh day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 6:10 pm
    • Marcin Gortat quiet w/ five points Sunday
      Marcin Gortat was very quiet on Sunday, scoring only five points on 2-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists, one block and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

      Advice: Rudy Gobert started for Utah and his incredible length and athleticism get some credit for Gortat's off night, which was only his sixth single-digit scoring game of the season. He should have much better luck on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, and especially on Friday vs. the Heat. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 5:46 pm
    • Timofey Mozgov has some foul trouble
      Timofey Mozgov had some foul trouble on Saturday, finishing with no points, four boards, one assist and five fouls in 14 minutes.

      Advice: Ouch. He had double-digit rebounds in three straight before tonight and Dwight Howard usually causes some problems for centers, so he gets a pass here. Mozgov is still worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 8:38 pm
    • Nerlens Noel starts and struggles on Sat.
      Nerlens Noel looked awful on offense again on Saturday against the Grizzlies with four points, five rebounds, one assist, four steals and two blocks in 31 minutes.

      Advice: He is dealing with a callus on his foot and his agility is just not there. Noel was able to put up some decent defensive stats, but he's now made a combined 1-of-12 from the field in his last two games. He's going to need to get extremely hot for his fantasy owners to be happy with his draft-day price tag. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 8:02 pm
    • Kyle O'Quinn takes a huge hit
      Kyle O'Quinn moved back to the bench on Saturday against the Hawks and did not score with one rebound, one steal and one block in 12 minutes.

      Advice: O'Quinn could be prone to slow nights as a backup and he's also injury prone and foul prone, too. Once you get past that he has a 2-3 month record of top 60-90 play in standards late last season in a low-minute role, and this season he's a top 90-100 value per-game over 11 contests in just 18.6 mpg. Clearly that's an uncomfortable situation, but it's the same upside equation that Gorgui Dieng and Rudy Gobert have exhibited -- with good or even great fantasy 'floors' with upside beyond that. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:02 pm
    • Henry Sims is starting again on Saturday
      Henry Sims will start against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

      Advice: He and Nerlens Noel are flip-flopping right now. Sims has been fairly quiet on the stat sheet and is not a great standard league option no matter where he's getting his minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 4:01 pm
    • Nerlens Noel coming off bench, Sims starting
      Nerlens Noel is coming off the bench against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

      Advice: Henry Sims is going to start because coach Brett Brown doesn't want them on the court at the same time. Noel has been a nightmare lately, so his fantasy owners might want to bench him. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 3:56 pm
    • David Lee ruled out for Sunday vs. Pelicans
      David Lee (hamstring) will not play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

      Advice: Needless to say, the Warriors don't need him at all. Draymond Green has won the job and won't be giving it back once Lee is healthy. Basically their entire team is clicking and with Lee being a liability on defense, it's hard to tell where he'll get his minutes. His owners shouldn't have very high hopes. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 1:58 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Sac
    • David Lee (hamstring) out again Saturday
      David Lee (hamstring) will miss Saturday's game against the Mavericks.

      Advice: Though he is making progress, we have been hearing the same news for weeks and owners have got to be growing impatient by now. Lee has a chance to return next week, but we should have another update shortly. He will likely be eased into action once he does return, and there is simply no way he will replace Draymond Green in the starting lineup given how well the Warriors have performed. Still, Lee should be owned in all leagues for his double-double potential, but expectations should be tempered. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 6:46 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Sac
    • Nerlens Noel puts up a goose egg in loss
      Nerlens Noel missed all eight shots from the field with six rebounds, one steal, one block and five turnovers in 21 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: Yeesh. Noel is having some major issues scoring the ball at the NBA level and he's going to take some time to come around. He also had a callus on his foot tonight, but was able to return. We can probably rule him out as a Rookie of the Year candidate and he's not really worth starting in standards right now. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 10:07 pm
    • Kyle O'Quinn had a nice double-double
      Kyle O'Quinn double-doubled against the Hawks on Friday during an 87-81 loss with 14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: Nikola Vucevic (back) is getting closer to a return, so O'Quinn's likely going to lose some value soon. He's a very good shot blocker and could have some low-end value in deeper leagues, though. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 8:30 pm
    • Marcin Gortat plays well in 22 minutes
      Marcin Gortat was a handful for the Clippers during a win on Friday, making 8-of-10 from the field for 18 points with two rebounds and two blocks.

      Advice: He had a terrific block against Blake Griffin in the low post. Gortat and the Wizards have won seven of their last eight games and the big man has shot at least 55 percent from the field in seven of those eight. He's blocking shots, pulling down boards and making 96 percent of his free throws in that span, so he's as must-start as it gets. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 7:43 pm
    • Henry Sims will come off the bench
      Henry Sims will come off the bench on Friday against the Nets.

      Advice: This move will likely stick with the way Sims has looked in the starting lineup. His rebound rate is down and he's been very late on defensive rotations. He's not worth owning is most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 3:17 pm
    • David Lee (hamstring) out Saturday vs. Dallas
      David Lee (hamstring) will not suit up for Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks.

      Advice: Lee is making progress, but his timetable to return keeps getting pushed back. He'll likely play limited minutes off the bench upon his return, and given the Warriors superb play so far this season, it's unlikely he'll replace Draymond Green in the starting lineup anytime soon, if at all. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 10:57 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm vs Sac
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