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  • Chase Budinger chips in season-high 11 points
    Chase Budinger chipped in a season-high 11 points in the Wolves' home loss to the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He made 3-of-6 shots including two 3-pointers, while adding two rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes off the bench. Despite Minnesota's injuries this season, he's only been worth a look as a perimeter specialist in deeper leagues. One double-digit scoring performance doesn't change the equation. Rotoworld.com
    28 minutes ago
  • Mo Williams has 11 points, 12 dimes in defeat
    Mo Williams continued his strong play as the Wolves' starting PG on Saturday, handing out 12 assists with 11 points on 5-of-16 shooting in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The field goal percentage wasn't great, but Mo chipped in a 3-pointer and he's really found a groove since overtaking Zach LaVine for the starting job in Ricky Rubio's absence. He's averaging 13.3 points, 1.7 triples, 1.8 rebounds and 9.7 assists in the past three games. LaVine had just five points in 13 minutes off the bench and it looks like Williams will be a reliable fantasy PG until Rubio returns, which won't be until late December at the earliest. Rotoworld.com
    28 minutes ago
  • Ben McLemore scores season-high 22 points
    Ben McLemore set a new season-high on Saturday with 22 points, making 9-of-17 shots including four 3-pointers in 41 minutes of action vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: The Kings blew a few big leads this week, but they took control of tonight's game in the second half and didn't let go. McLemore is shooting a solid 44.3 percent from the field with copious 3-pointers, but his inconsistency and lack of supporting stats takes a big bite out of his 8-cat/9-cat value. Rotoworld.com
    30 minutes ago
  • Terrence Ross quiet as Lou Williams erupts
    Terrence Ross started Saturday's game but soon took a backseat to Lou Williams, finishing with just two points on 1-of-5 shooting and one rebound in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Williams was simply on fire, pouring in 36 points in 29 minutes, so it's understandable that coach Dwane Casey opted to bench Ross, who has been an under-the-radar top-80 value this season. If you need 3-pointers and a trickle of across-the-board stats, don't let this dud dissuade you from hanging onto T-Ross. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:53 pm
  • Lou Williams drops career-high 36 vs. Cavs
    Lou Williams was unstoppable vs. the Cavs on Saturday, setting a new career-high with 36 points (9-of-19 FGs, 15-of-15 FTs) on Saturday, adding three 3-pointers, four rebounds and three steals in just 29 minutes.

    Advice: He made 9-of-9 free throws in his first nine minutes alone, and this is an extreme example of the instant offense that Toronto was hoping he'd provide when they traded for him this summer. His 18-20 minute bench role isn't well-suited to sustainable fantasy value, unfortunately, and he's likely to remain an unsteady option in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:49 pm
  • Cavs lost 4th straight, changes may be coming
    Kyrie Irving finished with 21 points, three rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks in a tough loss vs. the visiting Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: The Cavs shot 36.0 percent in their lowest-scoring game of the year on Friday, and they were stuck at 43.2 percent tonight, including a 3-of-16 mark from downtown. Cavs coach David Blatt said after the game that he's considering a change to the starting lineup, which would inevitably send either Shawn Marion or Anderson Varejao to the bench. Owners scouring the waiver wire for value should keep a close eye on the Cavs' rotations going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:37 pm
  • Patrick Beverley returns after injury scare
    Patrick Beverley left during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game with an apparent leg injury, but he was able to return in the final minutes.

    Advice: Beverley was on fire prior to his exit, scoring 20 points with a career-high six 3-pointers, five rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes. Isaiah Canaan has proven to be a capable backup PG and he'll take the reins if Beverley can't play vs. the Knicks on Monday, but for now it looks like he will. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:21 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-92 vs Dal
  • Otto Porter will not play on Saturday night
    Otto Porter will not play on Saturday night due to a left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: He actually had some major hamstring issues in 2013 summer league, but that was to his right hamstring. Paul Pierce will play a little more while the Wizards could also use Bradley Beal at small forward off the bench as well. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:40 pm
     
    Injured
  • Bradley Beal off the bench yet again on Sat
    Bradley Beal is coming off the bench again on Saturday against the Bucks.

    Advice: Coach Randy Wittman does not want to throw Beal out there in the starting lineup, but he should still get plenty of minutes. Perhaps he didn't want to tweak his rotation in a back-to-back because it worked for him. Regardless, start Beal in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:15 pm
  • P.J. Hairston out Sunday, doubtful for Monday
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) won't play on Sunday and is doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Hairston was gaining some momentum with the Hornets' short on healthy swingmen, but the rookie went down himself on Monday and needs a few more days to recuperate. He could return Wednesday vs. the Trail Blazers, but would still face significant competition from Gary Neal and Gerald Henderson. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:11 am
     
    Injured
  • Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari vie for SF
    Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said that the starting SF job is still up for grabs between Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari.

    Advice: "I did tell Gallo and Wilson, when I made the change to put Wilson in the starting lineup, that it wasn't going to be permanent," said Shaw. "And so, now it's just a matter of when I feel confident enough in Gallo being back to where he was or close to where he was, to switch it back. But he's not there yet, and so we'll just leave it the way it is." Gallinari looked good while scoring 17 points in 23 minutes on Friday, but Chandler has been even more impressive and consistent for the past few weeks. Fantasy owners should enjoy Chandler's production while it lasts, as his starting job is far from guaranteed. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:22 am
  • Dwyane Wade out, Norris Cole doubtful vs. ORL
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will miss his fifth consecutive game on Saturday.

    Advice: Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier should get all the minutes they can handle, especially with Norris Cole (hand) also doubtful to suit up. Miami's lack of depth will likely require bench guys like Shannon Brown, Danny Granger and James Ennis to step into significant roles as the Heat look to avoid their fifth loss in six games. Wade did some light work during shootaround and is questionable for Sunday's home game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:51 am
     
    Injured
    W, 99-92 @ Orl
  • Jimmy Butler has an overdue dud vs. POR
    Jimmy Butler scored nine points with four rebounds, two assists and one steal on 3-of-13 from the field against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He's been one of the best players in the NBA this season and obviously gets a pass here. Butler's shot selection wasn't as great tonight, but there is no need to worry thanks to taking much smarter shots throughout the season. He'll likely get it going again on Monday against the Jazz. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:17 pm
  • Wilson Chandler stays hot on Friday night
    Wilson Chandler kept the ball rolling against the Pelicans on Friday with 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He is playing some minutes as the stretch four on top of his duties as the starting small forward. Chandler has been hot over his last 10 games and should be owned in all standard leagues until he cools off. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Bradley Beal logs 32 minutes in 12-5-5 line
    Bradley Beal played 32 minutes off the bench against the Cavs on Friday, scoring 12 points with five rebounds, five assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He looked great tonight and it would be a shock for him not to start against the Bucks on Saturday. Beal was outstanding last season with the Wizards and could improve in his third year. He just needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Kyrie Irving has another two-dime game
    Kyrie Irving made 7-of-16 from the field for 22 points against the Wizards on Friday with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and three turnovers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: It's his second game in a row with two assists while he's also seen his usage take a significant hit. Last year, he had an elite 28.0 usage rate, but this year it's dropped to just 23.8. Thanks to his improved shooting, output in steals and lower turnovers, Irving has still been a first-round guy this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Johnson held in check by the Thunder
    Joe Johnson scored just eight points on 2-of-5 shooting with one rebound, three assists, one block and one trey in Friday's road win over the Thunder.

    Advice: Johnson played 52 minutes on Wednesday and drew some versatile Thunder defenders, so it's not too surprising that he ran out of gas. He had been playing a little bit over his head in fantasy leagues prior to tonight, and he should remain in all lineups going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Danny Green fills the stat sheet vs. Wolves
    Danny Green filled the stat sheet against the Wolves on Friday with 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal, four blocks and four 3-pointers during a 121-92 win.

    Advice: He made 6-of-9 from the field and both free throws for one of the biggest stat lines of the night. Fantasy owners tend to focus on points too much, but Green has put up top-60 value on the season. He's worth owning in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Chase Budinger plays 25 minutes
    Chase Budinger played 25 minutes off the bench against the Spurs on Friday with seven points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's going to see minutes in the 20s with Kevin Martin (wrist) down and is really the only consistent 3-point shooter off the bench. Budinger could be a sneaky asset in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:24 pm
  • Mo Williams scores 15 points against SA
    Mo Williams made 6-of-14 from the field for 15 points with two rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: It seems clear coach Flip Saunders isn't going to flip-flop on his starting point guard and Mo is here to stay. He should be able to score in the teens with some dimes, treys and steals now that the Wolves are currently missing 80 percent of their opening night starting lineup. Williams is worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:20 pm
  • Bradley Beal coming off the bench again Fri.
    Bradley Beal will again come off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: It's really only a matter of time until Beal takes back his job with the starting unit, and the Wizards are simply easing him back into the rotation. Beal was able to put up 21 points over just 26 minutes of action during his last outing, to go with three 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists, two turnovers, and a steal, so he's going to get his whether he's starting or coming off the bench. He has a favorable matchup tonight vs. the Cavs, so owners can go ahead and roll him out there. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:25 pm
  • Bradley Beal says he wants to play more
    Bradley Beal said he wants to play more this season.

    Advice: "At the end of the day, we had some good lineups and good things going before I came back," Beal said. "So what Coach is doing, I have no problem with it at all. As far as me coming off the bench, me playing the minutes I’m playing, that’s totally his call." Beal is going to start and it's probably going to happen tonight against the Cavs. His fantasy owners will want to put him in their lineup as he looks to back up his words that he and John Wall are a better backcourt than Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:15 pm
  • Jimmy Butler scores 23 points
    Jimmy Butler scored 23 points against the Kings on Thursday with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and three turnovers.

    Advice: He operated out of the post quite a bit, but he had nine of his 11 makes come off an assist tonight. Butler has been the go-to option for the Bulls these days, but his usage takes a massive hit when Derrick Rose (hamstring) is on the floor. He's putting up first-round value right now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:14 pm
  • P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not play Friday
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: This will be Hairston's second consecutive missed game, but he really wasn't doing much when he was healthy. Gerald Henderson will likely draw another start on Friday with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) also sidelined, and he'll look to bounce-back from a scoreless performance vs. the Pacers on Wednesday. Hairston doesn't offer enough upside to be worth a stash, and he can be cut in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:21 pm
     
    Injured
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out Thursday vs. LAC
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: This marks the fourth consecutive game Wade will be sidelined with this hamstring injury, and Mario Chalmers will continue to start as long as Wade is out. Chalmers has been great with the starting unit, averaging 20.0 points, 5.0 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 three-pointer per game, and he should be in all active lineups on a night with just two games being played. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:36 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 99-92 @ Orl
  • Mo Williams to start for the Timberwolves?
    Mo Williams looked great in a starting role on Wednesday and his play has head coach Flip Saunders thinking about sticking with him in that role.

    Advice: With rookie Zach LaVine scuffling, Williams provided the Wolves with a spark during their win over the Knicks on Wednesday. "Big difference," Kevin Martin said. "When Mo came in and got me going. He’s just a veteran point guard in the backcourt with you. He knows your spots." Flip Saunders used the phrase "big difference" to describe the swap of Williams and LaVine in the starting lineup, so fantasy owners in all leagues will want to take a flier on Williams while Ricky Rubio (ankle) is out. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:03 am
  • Wilson Chandler leads Nuggets with 21 points
    Wilson Chandler hit 8-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 21 points, nine rebounds and an assist in Monday's win.

    Advice: He's scored in double figures in five straight games and eight of his last nine, as Danilo Gallinari struggles for minutes and a return to health. This was his best game of the season and at this point, Chandler should be owned in all leagues until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:07 am
  • Patrick Beverley scores 15 points vs. LA
    Patrick Beverley matched his season-high 15 points against the Lakers on Wednesday with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: His triples have been a part of his game this season with 2.3 makes per game on the season. Beverley's steals haven't really come around yet, but they're likely on their way in short order. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:33 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-92 vs Dal
  • Terrence Ross scores 16 in win over Memphis
    Terrence Ross hit 6-of-14 shots for 16 points, two rebounds, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over Memphis.

    Advice: Ross had hit double digits in scoring in four straight games before a four-point dud on Saturday, but got back on track tonight. That means he's played very well in five of his last six games, and should be looked to as a nice source of 3-pointers going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:32 pm
  • Mo Williams looks great in start vs. Knicks
    Mo Williams looked fantastic in a start against the Knicks on Wednesday with 14 points, three rebounds, 13 assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Why didn't he start immediately following the Ricky Rubio (ankle) injury again? Williams was in complete control of the offense and he's capable of putting up great stats. Zach LaVine can't seem to do anything right, so Williams should be around 30 minutes, which makes him worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:02 pm
  • Bradley Beal debuts, scores 21 points
    Bradley Beal made his season debut and came off the bench, hitting 9-of-17 shots and three 3-pointers for 21 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 26 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's back and Garrett Temple started, but played just 13 minutes for two points. Get Beal in your lineup and pray that he can stay out of the trainer's room for the rest of the season. He looked great tonight, and should be back in the starting lineup on Friday against the Cavaliers. And if you own Temple, it's time to move on. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:44 pm
  • Joe Johnson plays 52 minutes on Wed.
    Joe Johnson played 52 minutes on a triple-overtime loss to the Bucks on Wednesday with 18 points, five rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had a couple chances to win the game late, but it looked like all the minutes may have caused his shot to fall short. Johnson's shooting numbers are starting to come down, but he's still posting mid-round value. Keep him in your lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:33 pm
  • Mo Williams starting over Zach LaVine
    Mo Williams is starting over Zach LaVine on Wednesday against the Knicks.

    Advice: He has been outplaying LaVine and the Wolves may have finally pulled the plug on starting their rookie. Williams is still likely going to play just 26 minutes or so, but he's the better grab of the two in deep leagues. Owners in standard leagues can probably do better going after someone else. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:28 pm
  • Bradley Beal is coming off the bench
    Bradley Beal (wrist) will come off the bench in his season debut against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Garrett Temple will likely get his last start with Beal active tonight. Fantasy owners shouldn't have high hopes for Beal with an expected minutes limit. He obviously should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:53 pm
  • Bradley Beal activated on Wednesday
    Bradley Beal (wrist) is active for Wednesday night against the Mavs.

    Advice: It's still unclear if he is going to start, but he's very likely to have his minutes limited. Beal will likely see his minutes in the high teens tonight before he gets more run on Friday. Garrett Temple will likely get decent minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:13 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) doubtful for Thursday
    Dwyane Wade (left hamstring) is doubtful to play on Thursday night against the Clippers.

    Advice: This would be his fourth game out of the lineup and there's a chance he misses some time over the weekend, as well. It's worth mentioning his left leg has been worse than his right and he's needed his left knee drained multiple times over the past few seasons. Mario Chalmers has benefited and will be worth using in all leagues. James Ennis, Shabazz Napier and Norris Cole also benefit. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:46 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 99-92 @ Orl
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) limited in practice
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, and should be considered questionable for Thursday's game.

    Advice: Wade's goal of playing every game this season was quickly shattered last week when he tweaked his hamstring so it's not surprising to see the Heat exercise caution with him. If he ends up sitting on Thursday, Mario Chalmers will likely draw another start and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:45 am
     
    Injured
    W, 99-92 @ Orl
  • Bradley Beal (wrist) now a game-time decision
    Contrary to a previous report, Bradley Beal (wrist) is now a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against Dallas, though he will come off the bench if he is active as he works his way back into shape.

    Advice: He is now expected to have a discussion with coach Wittman prior to tip-off and it will be up Beal as to whether or not he will play. Owners will want to check back before the game for updates, as Beal would be a must-start player if active for his 3-point shooting. If he can't go, expect Garrett Temple to enjoy the glory for at least one more game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:19 am
  • P.J. Hairston (ankle) is out on Wednesday
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against Indiana.

    Advice: He was doubtful leading up to the game, and the fact that he was ruled out so early doesn't bode well for his status. Consider Hairston day-to-day for now, while Gary Neal (concussion) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) will also sit this game out. Gerald Henderson will likely see big minutes and is worth a look for owners in need of short term value. Hairston can be dropped in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:06 am
     
    Injured
  • Bradley Beal (wrist) set to play Wednesday
    Bradley Beal (wrist) is set to make his season debut against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is exciting news for his owners, as Beal is expected to hit the ground running after he was able to stay in shape while rehabbing his wrist. Beal is an elite 3-point shooter, and barring a setback, he needs to be in all lineups going forward and we will let you know how he fares after the game. Meanwhile, Garrett Temple's value will take a huge hit and he should be cut in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:28 am
  • Ben McLemore held to single-digit pts again
    Ben McLemore was held to single-digit points for the second straight game on Tuesday, going 1-of-6 from the field for two points with three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Playing time hasn't been a big issue for McLemore this season, and thus far he's held off rookie Nik Stauskas for the SG job, but his scoring has plummeted after five straight double-digit games from Nov. 5-13. He contributes very few rebounds (3.0), assists (1.0), steals (0.5) or blocks (0.0), so standard-league owners should look elsewhere for points and triples. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:39 pm
  • Bradley Beal (wrist) could play Wednesday?
    Head coach Randy Wittman did not rule out the possibility of Bradley Beal making his season debut Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Wittman said that Beal will be evaluated after Wednesday morning's shootaround, so stay tuned for an official update on his status. Once Beal returns to the lineup, Garrett Temple will have almost zero fantasy value, and he can be cut in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:30 am
  • P.J. Hairston doubtful for Wednesday vs IND
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: Hairston left the arena in a walking boot after Monday's loss to the Mavericks, so it's looking unlikely that he'll be able to play on Wednesday. With Gary Neal (concussion) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) already declared out for Wednesday, Gerald Henderson makes for a solid short-term add as he'll get plenty of run against the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:58 am
     
    Injured
  • Butler headlines night of big lines for Bulls
    Jimmy Butler scored 22 points on 6-of-17 shooting with six rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one three and a 9-of-10 mark from the foul line in Monday's win.

    Advice: Butler is returning top-10 fantasy value and it's unclear where his shooting percentages are ultimately going to fall because he has clearly improved. Making an ungodly 80.6 percent from the line on 8.0 attempts per game, we're getting past issues involving small sample size too. The safe play is to sell him high in exchange for a well-positioned top-20 asset, but what fun would that be? Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:02 pm
  • Danny Green fills the stat sheet on Monday
    Danny Green filled the stat sheet against the 76ers on Monday with 11 points, two rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Like most Spurs, he's capable of putting up very useful fantasy lines without much scoring output. Green is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:32 pm
  • Beverley posts typical low-end line in loss
    Patrick Beverley scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in Monday's blowout loss.

    Advice: Beverley has struggled to stay healthy this year and may have been dropped as a result. He's a top-100 player when he is in the game, and that's hard value to pass up in a 12-team standard format. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:14 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-92 vs Dal
  • Chandler gets majority of minutes on Monday
    Wilson Chandler scored 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with nine rebound and two steals over 38 minutes in Monday's road win over the Cavs.

    Advice: Chandler was sitting right on the cut line in 12-team leagues before tonight, but if he's going to step into starter's minutes he'll be worth owning in most formats. Of course, we don't know what Brian Shaw is going to do from night-to-night and a lot depends on Danilo Gallinari's (eight minutes) knee, but owners should take a look at Chandler as a speculative add. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:17 pm
  • P.J. Hairston leaves arena in a boot
    P.J. Hairston (ankle) left the arena on Monday with his foot in a walking boot.

    Advice: He was ruled out fairly quickly from his ankle sprain, so it would appear he's going to miss some time. Gerald Henderson had a nice game tonight and is worth a look as a short-term guy. Although, his upside isn't very high. He finished with six points and two 3-pointers in 10 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:09 pm
     
    Injured
  • P.J. Hairston out for game with ankle sprain
    P.J. Hairston suffered a sprained right ankle on Monday and will not return.

    Advice: The Hornets are awfully thin on the wing now with Gary Neal (concussion) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) out. Hairston would have played quite a bit off the bench, but now it'll be Gerald Henderson likely getting all the minutes he can handle. Hendo is still only a short-term guy in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:47 pm
     
    Injured
  • Dwyane Wade ruled out on Monday night
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) has been ruled out for Monday night against the Nets.

    Advice: He was never expected to play tonight and he could miss more games. Mario Chalmers has been a great play in the past two games and fantasy owners should have him in their lineups. Shabazz Napier will also get a handful of more minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:06 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 99-92 @ Orl
  • Patrick Beverley (hammy) pesters OKC in win
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) keyed a strong defensive effort vs. the Thunder on Sunday, finishing with 12 points, two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, one assist and two steals in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The Rockets were determined to play Beverley no more than 24 minutes to avoid aggravating his hamstring injury, but he finished just shy of 30 minutes as Houston was fighting tooth and nail to pull out a victory despite shooting 28.8 percent from the field. Bev has been a top-120 value when healthy this season and he's worth owning as long as you don't mind having a PG who averages under 3.0 assists per game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:06 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-92 vs Dal
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will travel to BK
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will travel with the Heat to Brooklyn, but he's looking doubtful for Monday's game despite being listed as day-to-day.

    Advice: "He's starting to do a lot more corrective exercises, strength and treatment," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "That's all we can do right now. Then we'll take the next step when he can get there." Wade missed nine games last season with a similar hamstring issue, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him sit out on Monday. If he's unable to go, Mario Chalmers would likely get another start, and he makes for a solid option in daily leagues. Stay tuned for an official update on Wade's status as we draw closer to Monday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:02 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 99-92 @ Orl
  • Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will start Sun.
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will return to the starting lineup on Sunday vs. OKC.

    Advice: This means that Isaiah Canaan will head back to the bench, and he can be cut in standard leagues. It's not clear if Beverley will have a restriction on his minutes tonight, but he does have a favorable matchup vs. the Thunder. Beverley is averaging 10.3 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.3 three-pointers on the season, so while he’s not a must-own guy in standard leagues, he’s worth considering. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:43 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-92 vs Dal
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out Sunday vs. Bucks
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Bucks, and is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: James Ennis drew the start in Wade's place on Friday, but he only lasted six minutes, and it was Mario Chalmers who saw a bulk of the minutes in Wade's absence. Chalmers put up 23 points, 11 assists, and one 3-pointer during his last outing, and will look to build upon that effort today as the Heat take on the Bucks, get him in your lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:28 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 99-92 @ Orl
  • Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will play Sunday
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will play on Sunday but will have his minutes limited.

    Advice: The Rockets will likely ease him back into action so he won't be worth using in most leagues. Isaiah Canann will head back to the bench and will be irrelevant unless Beverley goes down with an injury again. Beverley should be considered in standard leagues for his defensive stats and ability to knock down 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:03 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-92 vs Dal
  • Ben McLemore cools off on Saturday
    Ben McLemore scored eight points with four rebounds and one assist against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: He had been playing well, but we'd need to see several more games out of McLemore before declaring him as a pickup. He'll likely have more lines like this one that what he's been doing in the past week or so. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:55 pm
  • Mo Williams finally has a good game
    Mo Williams finally turned in a good game on Saturday with 13 points, eight assists and one rebound in 29 minutes against the Mavericks.

    Advice: He's been a major letdown since Ricky Rubio (ankle) went down, but this is the type of line he should put up more often than not. Williams is also likely to bury some treys, which is why we liked his upside in the first place. This game won't send prospective owners to the wire, so you can probably keep him out there. We'll let you know how he does on Wednesday against the Knicks. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:25 pm
  • Jimmy Buckets indeed: Butler scores 32 points
    Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 32 points against the Pacers on Saturday with six rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

    Advice: The breakout is real, folks. Butler is getting to the free throw line a ton, knocking down jumpers and playing great on the defense end. After tonight's game, Butler will have first-round value in standard leagues and he's arguably been the best pick in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:52 pm
  • Terrence Ross has a sweet dunk, four points
    Terrence Ross scored four points against the Jazz on Saturday with one rebound, two assists and no turnovers in 23 minutes.

    Advice: For the second year in a row, Ross might have the dunk of the year. Last year he threw one down on Kenneth Faried and this year he slammed home an alley-oop off a terrible pass. Meanwhile, this game really slowed down some of the momentum he had coming in, but he still has averages of 13.6 points, 3.6 boards, 0.8 steals and 2.8 triples over his last five. He's more of an end-of-the-bench fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:14 pm
  • Patrick Beverley now expected to play Sunday
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) is expected to play on Sunday against the Thunder.

    Advice: He went through practice on Saturday for the first time since his aggravating his hamstring strain back on Nov. 6. Isaiah Canaan hasn't really been able to do much in the starting lineup, so his fantasy owners can cut him loose. Beverley has been quiet so far, but he's still someone to consider in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:47 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-92 vs Dal
  • P.J. Hairston likely to draw another start
    P.J. Hairston will likely draw another start in place of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) on Saturday.

    Advice: Though he only played 17 minutes in Charlotte's win Friday, Hairston was still able to knock down three 3-pointers for nine points which is his bread and butter. MKG is day-to-day however, so Hairston will continue to only be an option in deep leagues or as a daily plug-and play. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:05 am
     
    Injured
  • Jimmy Butler (ankle) probable for Saturday
    Jimmy Butler (ankle) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against Indiana.

    Advice: This news comes out of nowhere, and the Bulls are describing the injury as just soreness in his left ankle. Check back for updates prior to tip-off, but if Butler can't go, expect Kirk Hinrich, Aaron Brooks, and even Tony Snell to pick up some extra minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:34 am
  • Hairston scores nine points in start
    P.J. Hairston started for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) on Friday, scoring nine points on 3-of-8 shooting (including two triples) with two rebounds in 17 minutes.

    Advice: This isn't enough to put him on fantasy radars in anything but daily leagues, but with MKG set to miss at least one more game it's a situation worth keeping a distant eye on. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:44 pm
     
    Injured
  • Williams hits just 1-of-6 shots in 17 minutes
    Mo Williams hit just 1-of-6 shots in 17 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: The Wolves were blown out but Williams has been terrible all year, so needless to say he hasn't made any move on the open point guard minutes now that Ricky Rubio is out. Zach Lavine (13 points, four boards, zero assists, 31 minutes) had an up-and-down night as he gets acclimated, but the needle didn't move on any theoretic position battle tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:30 pm
  • Kyrie posts 27 points in win over Celtics
    Kyrie Irving scored 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting (3-of-7 from deep, 8-of-9 from the line) with four rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in Friday's win.

    Advice: This big line pushed him closer to within a stone's throw of his mid-second round ADP and owners have to be thrilled that nothing disastrous has happened so far playing next to LeBron and Kevin Love. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:30 pm
  • Beverley could play Sunday or Monday
    Patrick Beverley could play on Sunday or Monday according to beat writer Jonathan Feigen.

    Advice: This sounds like a bit of guesswork but it's good news that he appears to be close. Isaiah Canaan will once again be irrelevant once Beverley returns. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:34 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 95-92 vs Dal
  • P.J. Hairston will start Friday vs. the Suns
    P.J. Hairston will start Friday vs. the Suns, in place of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot).

    Advice: Hairston offers a lot of upside, and he has the ability to light it up from 3-point range. Coach Steve Clifford has been saying he's going to find more minutes for Hairston, and it's interesting that he's decided to start Hairston over veteran Gerald Henderson. We’d like to see how Hairston fares in the starting unit, so owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach. He could also have some nice value today for owners willing to roll the dice on him in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:21 am
     
    Injured
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out Friday vs. Hawks
    Updating a previous report, Dwyane Wade (hamstring) has ruled himself out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: It's unclear who will start in Wade's place, but coach Erik Spoelstra's options are Mario Chalmers, James Ennis, or Shannon Brown. Some beat reporters are speculating that Spoelstra would like Chalmers to remain with the second unit, so we'll be monitoring this situation closely. Still, Chalmers offers the most upside out of the group, even if he's coming off the bench. Wade's injury seems relatively minor, so we'll consider him day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:21 am
     
    Injured
    W, 99-92 @ Orl
  • Patrick Beverley (hamstring) out Friday
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Isaiah Canaan will draw another start, and has a very favorable matchup against the Sixers. Canaan is averaging 12.0 points, 2.2 assists, 1.2 steals, and 2.2 three-pointers a game with the starting unit, and makes for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:03 am
     
    Injured
    W, 95-92 vs Dal
  • Ben McLemore scores 17 points in loss
    Ben McLemore made 6-of-12 from the field for 17 points with four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

    Advice: He was absolutely brutal on catch-and-shoot last season with less than 40 percent of those shots going in, but he turned in an effective field goal percentage of 59.4 on those attempts before tonight this season -- those account for 57.1 percent of his shot total. We're still not ready to declare he's snapped out of his rookie funk, but McLemore should be on your watch list. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:14 pm
  • Jimmy still has new moves: Butler nets 21 pts
    Jimmy Butler's offensive game flourished again on Thursday against the Raptors, making 7-of-10 from the field for 21 points with nine rebounds, six assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

    Advice: So the preseason matters after all? Butler was one of the most impressive players in October and it's carried over into the regular season. Butler's efficiency was his only question mark and he's been able to turn in an effective field goal percentage of at least 46 in every game this season. We're not even 10 percent into the season, but his owners should feel pretty, pretty good. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:56 pm
  • Assault charges against P.J. Hairston dropped
    The Durham District Attorney has dropped assault charges against P.J. Hairston at alleged victim's request.

    Advice: The charges were stemming from an incident that occurred in July, when Hairston reportedly punched a high school student twice during a pickup game. Hairston has a bit of a checkered past, but he'll look to put this episode behind him. He's currently averaging 5.0 points and 1.0 three-pointer over 13 minutes of action with the Hornets this season, and as long as Lance Stephenson is healthy, he's not going to be able to find enough minutes for standard league consideration. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:11 pm
     
    Injured
  • Mo Williams awful despite no Rubio
    Mo Williams came off the bench and missed all five of his shots for two points and six assists in 14 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Zach LaVine started again at point guard and played a team-high 34 minutes, but hit just 2-of-9 shots for eight points, nine assists and three turnovers. The Wolves were outmatched by the Rockets tonight and Flip Saunders rested Mo-Will, Thaddeus Young and Kevin Martin. Williams should be better than this on most nights, but it does look like they're prepared to roll with LaVine until Rubio returns. If you picked up Williams and can dump him for LaVine, it makes sense. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:58 pm
  • Joe Johnson plays well in losing effort
    Joe Johnson played well in a 112-104 losing effort to the Suns on Wednesday with 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He called out his teammates for selfish play, but the Nets still only had 17 dimes on their 35 made field goals tonight. Johnson has seen his usage rate rise to 26.9 before tonight and he's been a mid-round guy in fantasy leagues. He should be a mid-round guy the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:13 pm
  • Dwyane Wade has a mild hammy tweak
    Dwyane Wade had a minor hamstring tweak in first half on Wednesday's loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: He went to the bench to get some stretching in, but it didn't seem to affect him throughout the game. Wade finished with 20 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes. We'd consider him probable to play on Friday against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:38 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 99-92 @ Orl
  • Jimmy Butler (thumb) officially 'probable'
    Jimmy Butler (thumb) is officially listed as 'probable' for Thursday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Butler has been playing very well lately, averaging 18.6 points on 50.0 percent shooting in the Bulls' past five games, while logging almost 40 minutes per game. It's almost certain that he'll be in the starting lineup, but it's worth mentioning that Chicago is still including him on their injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:38 pm
  • Dwyane Wade thriving with Miami this season
    Dwyane Wade is thriving with Miami this season and is averaging 19.7 points, a team-high 6.9 assists and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 51 percent from the field.

    Advice: "What you're seeing now is the residual of all the work Dwyane has put in -- I keep saying he's working a full American day," Spoelstra said. "He's not shortcutting any part of the process. It's not easy. But it's what he has to do to keep himself at a high level. We're all happy with the process, his commitment." Don't look now but Wade has yet to miss a game this season and has looked strong with all things considered. It will be interesting to see how his knee holds up for the rest of the season, but it appears that owners who took a flier on him this season are feeling good about themselves. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:42 am
     
    Injured
    W, 99-92 @ Orl
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