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  • Chris Bosh has a strained calf
    Chris Bosh (strained calf) explained his decision to sit out of Sunday's All-Star game.

    Advice: "It just lingered and I didn't feel it was wise to continue to push it, especially with this elongated week that we have off," Bosh said in regards to his calf. "I just wanted to make sure that I was taking the necessary precautions and being a good professional." His fantasy owners will be relieved that he's taking a little bit of extra rest, and hopefully he will be ready to for the Heat's next game on Feb. 19. He will be re-evaluated when he returns to Miami. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:34 am
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  • Kings not shopping DeMarcus Cousins?
    According to the Boston Globe, the Kings have it made it very clear that DeMarcus Cousins is not on the market.

    Advice: The Kings are five losses behind the Jazz for the eighth seed in the West, and while it feels like Cousins is in the rumor mill every season, the chances of him being moved appear to be incredibly slim. As long as he can stay healthy, he should be a monster down the stretch. Through five February games, he has averages of 25.4 points, 9.6 boards, 5.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:01 am
  • Kevin Seraphin hoping for minutes
    Kevin Seraphin is hoping for more minutes following the dismissal of coach Derek Fisher.

    Advice: "I just hope for more playing time," Seraphin said. "That’s the goal. It’s a new opportunity for sure." Seraphin has dropped 25 pounds and is eager to carve out a role, and he logged 15 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Wizards which was just the third time that he saw 15 or minutes since the new year. Unless his role continues to grow, he will only be on the radar in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:26 am
  • Hawks recall Walter Tavares
    The Hawks recalled Walter Tavares from the D-League on Friday.

    Advice: Even with the latest injury to Tiago Splitter (hip), Tavares still isn't in the rotation. Unless Al Horford is moved at the deadline, Tavares' role isn't about to change. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:02 am
  • Hawks not actively shopping Al Horford?
    According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Hawks are not actively shopping Al Horford.

    Advice: Vivlamore added than anything the Hawks are doing right now is simply exploratory, which falls in line with previous reports that suggested that Atlanta would "listen" to offers. If the Hawks ultimately decide that they don't want to give him a max deal this summer, then that would give them a reason to go ahead with a trade. For now, nothing is imminent for the All-Star big man. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:14 am
  • Nothing happening with Love trade
    Nothing is happening with Kevin Love (shoulder) and a trade to the Celtics.

    Advice: There will definitely be rumors around Love heading into the deadline because of how playoff teams attack him in pick-and-roll. Love's shoulder injury seems like it's minor, so he should be ready to roll next week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:12 pm
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  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 30 points in BBVA
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 30 points in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge with five rebounds four assists, one block and five 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He was the crowd's favorite non-Canadian player. Team World got 30 points out of Emmanuel Mudiay and 29 from Andrew Wiggins. Porzingis has a decent chance to be an All-Star next year, especially with the fan voting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:06 pm
  • Al Horford will play in All-Star Game
    Al Horford will replace Chris Bosh in Sunday's All-Star Game.

    Advice: He is en route to Toronto at the time of this report. Horford's name has popped up in trade rumors, but the Hawks are playing really well. They actually have the second-best net rating in their last six games, so they could make a postseason run. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:02 pm
  • Chris Bosh will not play in All-Star Game
    Chris Bosh will not play in Sunday's All-Star Game due to a strained calf.

    Advice: The specifics are not known yet on Bosh, who played 35 minutes on Tuesday night and didn't appear to be hurt. The Heat don't play again until Friday Feb. 19, so there could be a decent chance he is ready to return for action with the team. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:59 pm
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  • Jusuf Nurkic draws praise from coach Malone
    Nuggets coach Michael Malone was encouraged by Jusuf Nurkic's performance against the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Advice: "I'm happy for him," Malone said. "It hasn't been easy for [Nurkic]. He had a great rookie season, but coming back from injury and then you have all of these other young bigs playing well... But I give him credit, because he's come and worked very hard." The big man scored 16 points with 11 boards and one block in 24 minutes, so hopefully he can build off that momentum after the All-Star break. The upside is there, so keep a close eye on him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:36 am
  • Suns still expected to trade Markieff Morris
    The Suns are still expected to try and trade Markieff Morris before the deadline.

    Advice: He had a scuffle during Wednesday's game and even had his hands around teammate Archie Goodwin's neck, and as much the Suns downplayed the incident, it's clear that both sides need a fresh start. The question now is whether or not another team would want to trade for the mercurial forward, but expect the chatter to heat up right after the All-Star game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:34 am
  • John Henson will be re-evaluated after ASB
    John Henson (back) will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break.

    Advice: The Bucks took the cautious approach with Henson and held him out for seven straight games. He will hopefully be good to go after the break, and he isn't the worst stash if you need blocks in case the Bucks decide to move Greg Monroe at the deadline. He owns season averages of 6.8 points, 3.9 boards, 1.0 assist and 2.0 blocks in 16.7 minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:19 am
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  • Asking price for Horford and Teague too high?
    According to Chris Mannix of the Vertical, the asking price for Al Horford and Jeff Teague is "borderline ridiculous."

    Advice: "From everything I’ve been told in the last two or three days, Atlanta’s requests for both Al Horford and Jeff Teague have been borderline ridiculous," Mannix said. "The kind of things teams like Boston, or Milwaukee, or Denver simply won’t deal for the players they want." Boston seems like the team that's most willing to make a major move, and Mannix adds that the Hawks could lower their price as the deadline (Feb. 18) approaches. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:23 am
  • Monroe comes off the bench again
    Greg Monroe scored 12 points with nine rebounds, one assist and two steals in 33 minutes against the Wizards on Thursday.

    Advice: It wasn't the greatest game for Monroe, who actually played more than his 30 minutes on Tuesday. He is unlikely to be dealt and should be a top 25-50 player going forward. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:00 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores just four
    Ryan Anderson scored just four points with five rebounds and no turnovers in 21 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: Ouch. Anderson's name is popping up in the trade block and the Pelicans losing promotes his chances of being dealt. If you own him, it's not a bad idea to deal him at 85 cents on the dollar because he would likely lose value now that Tyreke Evans (knee) is out for the year. In other words, you want him to stay in NO. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:23 pm
  • Rumor: Raptors interested in Ryan Anderson?
    The Raptors are reportedly interested in Ryan Anderson.

    Advice: Toronto is reportedly looking to land a power forward at the deadline, although it's unclear just how available Ryno is in New Orleans. So far, Anderson has been linked to Detroit, Houston, Phoenix and Sacramento, and out of all those locations, Ryan's fantasy value would be best served in Phoenix. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:52 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside suspended one game
    Hassan Whiteside has been suspended one game for elbowing Boban Marjanovic in the head during Tuesday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: Whiteside definitely deserved the suspension for his actions, and he'll now be forced to sit out next Friday's game in Atlanta. With Whiteside unavailable, Amare Stoudemire will continue to start with Chris Bosh logging extended minutes at the five-spot. Josh McRoberts and Justise Winslow also figure to earn some extended run sans Hassan. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:06 pm
  • Nets reach out to Hawks about Paul Millsap
    The Nets have reached out to the Hawks about acquiring Paul Millsap, according to Anthony Puccio of Nets Daily.

    Advice: While the Nets also inquired about Jeff Teague, the Millsap move seems curious as the Nets have been high on Thaddeus Young. We'll keep an eye on this situation as it develops, but the lowly Nets are surprisingly looking to be buyers are we approach the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:40 am
  • Blake Griffin reportedly not on trade block
    Blake Griffin (hand) will not be traded this season, according to NBA insider Ken Berger of CBS Sports.

    Advice: There has been speculation that the Clippers might look to move Griffin after his altercation with a team staffer, but Berger reports that the team isn't going to blow things up and deal the big man this season. It looks like Griffin will at least finish the 2015-16 season with the Clips, but he's targeting a mid-March return and is a tough hold for fantasy owners without an IR spot. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:24 am
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  • Kevin Love doesn't expect to miss any time
    Kevin Love (shoulder) doesn't expect to miss any time after suffering a left shoulder stinger on Wednesday.

    Advice: Love injured his surgically-repaired left shoulder during Wednesday's win over the Lakers, but looks to have avoided a serious injury. "It felt like fire was running down my arm," Love said. "Just a stinger, and doctors decided we'll be cautious and use the break for it to feel better, but it actually feels OK right now." We'll keep an eye on Love over the All-Star Break, but it sounds like he'll be ready to go for the second half of the season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:11 am
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  • Clint Capela gets some PF minutes
    Clint Capela scored one point with 10 rebounds in 17 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He actually played some minutes at power forward, but that might not continue based on coach J.B. Bickerstaff calling his team "broken" after the game. Capela can stay on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:37 pm
  • Wolves win behind Karl-Anthony Towns' 35 pts
    Karl-Anthony Towns went off vs. Toronto on Wednesday, piling up a career-high 35 points with 11 rebounds, three blocks, one assist and zero turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: KAT is incredible. He made 12-of-19 FGs and 11-of-13 FTs tonight, got Jonas Valanciunas into early foul trouble, and the Raptors simply had no answers for him. He's scoffing at the notion of a rookie wall, getting better as the season goes along, and should flirt with first-round value after the All-Star break. If you have him in a dynasty league, you're set for the next decade. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:14 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas struggles w/ fouls vs. MIN
    Jonas Valanciunas struggled with fouls on Wednesday, finishing with 12 points (4-of-4 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He committed two fouls in the first two minutes of the game, which quickly sent him to the Raptors' bench. The good news is that he was effective while on the court, and Dwane Casey kept him out there for the final 10 minutes of a close game. He's been playing well over the past month, flirting with a double-double to go along with 0.6 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:13 pm
  • Tristan Thompson double-doubles vs. Lakers
    Tristan Thompson notched 15 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and one block in 34 minutes on Wednesday, hitting 6-of-6 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: This marks TT's second double-double in February, but over those six games he's averaging a mere 4.6 points, 0.2 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.6 blocks. He's only worth a look if you need a rebounding and FG percentage specialist. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • Roy Hibbert (ankle) starts, plays 17 minutes
    Roy Hibbert (ankle) started vs. the Cavs on Wednesday but had only nine points, three rebounds and one turnover in 17 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Cavaliers have been the toughest team for opposing centers this season, allowing the fewest rebounds and steals, and the third-fewest points, so Hibbert's dud isn't unexpected. He has zero blocks in February so even his 'specialist' appeal has evaporated. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:57 pm
  • Markieff Morris has scuffle with Goodwin
    Markieff Morris had a scuffle with Archie Goodwin in the first half on Wednesday, finishing with 19 points, eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: It wasn't a minor one and Morris had his hands on Goodwin's throat. The Suns did downplay it after the game. "That’s nothing," Morris said. "That’s part of being a leader, being a big brother." Morris defines leader differently than just about anyone, but Goodwin also had his back. "We family. It happens. I love him like a brother, he loves me. That’s all there is to say about it," Goodwin said. Lastly, coach Earl Watson added Goodwin and Morris used to live together, they're "the closest on the team" and that "the team is not split." Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:50 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic notches 16 & 11 in 24 minutes
    Jusuf Nurkic came to life vs. the Pistons on Wednesday with 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting, 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Nurkic played the final 15 minutes of the game ahead of Nikola Jokic, which is a terrific sign for anyone who has him stashed away. He'd exceeded the 20-minute mark just once all season prior to this double-double, and this is enough incentive to grab him in deeper formats. Owners in 12-team leagues may want to wait until the other side of the break before tying up a roster spot with the trade deadline impending. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:46 pm
  • Kenneth Faried plays just 18 mins Wednesday
    Kenneth Faried played only 18 minutes vs. Detroit on Wednesday, shooting 6-of-9 from the field to finish with 12 points, six rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: Faried committed a few quick fouls in the second quarter which earned him a seat, and Mike Malone found success with a Nurkic/Gallinari frontcourt down the stretch. This was a fluky outcome and Faried's owners should expect him to resume playing 26-28 minutes vs. the Kings on Feb. 19. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:46 pm
  • Nikola Jokic plays 25 minutes vs. Pistons
    Nikola Jokic played 25 minutes on Wednesday and posted five points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: He was limited to 14 minutes vs. Brooklyn on Monday but had better luck in that department, despite a touch matchup vs. Andre Drummond. Jokic played 1:09 alongside Jusuf Nurkic in the first half, but that's a pairing that coach Mike Malone still doesn't seem to like. The good news is that Jokic doesn't need many minutes to be productive -- he's been a top-50 value (9-cat) since Jan. 1, despite averaging a mere 21.6 minutes per game. Imagine what he could do if the Nuggets fully unleash him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:45 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (quad) doesn't play Wednesday
    Darrell Arthur (quad) didn't leave the Nuggets' bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was doubtful to play so this shouldn't have surprised fantasy owners, and his absence shifted more minutes to Jusuf Nurkic and Joffrey Lauvergne. Arthur has been listed as day-to-day, so he should be ready to go after getting more than a week of rest during the break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:41 pm
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  • Jared Sullinger racks up 21/11/7 vs. Clippers
    Jared Sullinger thrived in 30 minutes of action vs. the Clippers, posting 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting, 11 rebounds, seven assists and one steal without any turnovers.

    Advice: Sullinger grabbed four of his boards on the offensive end and was nearly automatic from mid-range, a welcome sight for a guy whose offense has waxed and waned all season. He took advantage of extra playing time tonight with Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) getting hurt and Amir Johnson (back) limited, so owners shouldn't expect 30 minutes a night after the break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:16 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 29 points in loss
    Derrick Favors scored 29 points during a 100-96 loss to the Pelicans on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, two assists and one steal on 11-of-15 from the field.

    Advice: This is a tough schedule loss for the Jazz after an overtime win in Dallas on Tuesday. Favors is really coming on again after his first game back as he gets worked into the offense. Favors has third-round value per game on the season and should be in that neighborhood going forward. If he hasn't already, maybe he can buy a mattress over the break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:04 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins piles up 28/12/5 in comeback
    DeMarcus Cousins finished Wednesday's comeback win in Philly with 28 points, 12 boards (four offensive), five assists, two steals and four turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Cousins has thrived in this matchup, averaging 30.3 points and 16.0 rebounds in his past four games vs. Philly. The Kings are in disarray as they hover 4.5 games out of playoff contention, but Cousins' owners can rest assured that he'll be a beast as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:45 pm
  • Kevin Love (shoulder) won't miss games
    Kevin Love (shoulder) said he won't miss any games due to his left shoulder contusion.

    Advice: He said he only had a stinger, so it doesn't sound like anything is wrong structurally. Love should be close to 100 percent after the break, so his fantasy owners dodged a bullet here. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:01 pm
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  • Kevin Love (left shoulder) out for game
    Kevin Love suffered a left shoulder contusion and will not return on Wednesday.

    Advice: The good news is that this report adds Love "most likely" will be fine. He is still likely to be re-evaluated to make sure he didn't aggravate his shoulder surgery from the summer. Love finished with eight points, six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 20 minutes. There's no need to make a speculative add right now. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:29 pm
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  • Kevin Love (shoulder) goes to locker room
    Kevin Love hurt his left shoulder and went to the locker room on Wednesday.

    Advice: Not good. His arm was hanging like something was wrong and he was in pain. This is the same left shoulder that needed surgery last summer, so that adds extra concern. Tonight is a really bad night for shoulder injuries. We'll be looking for updates on Love. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:07 pm
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  • Roy Hibbert (ankle) will start on Wednesday
    Roy Hibbert (ankle) will start on Wednesday against the Cavs.

    Advice: He was probable to play and should be ready to go. Hibbert has not played well at all and he will probably only be around 20 minutes tonight. There should be fewer minutes for Robert Sacre, Brandon Bass and Tarik Black. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:35 pm
  • John Henson out again for Thursday
    John Henson (back) will not play against the Wizards on Thursday.

    Advice: It'll be Miles Plumlee starting again on Thursday. Hopefully, Henson will be back after the break and get close to 20 minutes. He's not the worst stash out there on the off chance the Bucks break up their team. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:30 pm
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  • Bucks sticking with lineup change?
    Greg Monroe and Michael Carter-Williams will come off the bench again on Thursday against the Wizards.

    Advice: It worked out for Monroe with 29 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 30 minutes in a big win. He and Michael Carter-Williams will back up Miles Plumlee and O.J. Mayo. Plumlee and Mayo are not strong pickups with Mayo the more appealing add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:24 pm
  • Report: Toronto interested in adding a PF
    The Raptors are reportedly interested in adding a power forward at the deadline.

    Advice: Names such as Kenneth Faried, Thaddeus Young and Markieff Morris have surfaced as potential targets for the Raptors, although it's worth noting that these rumors have not come directly from Toronto's side. Faried is not on the trading block according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post, and Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has said that he'd like to keep Brook Lopez and Young together. Morris has some obvious attitude concerns, and could disrupt the chemistry in Toronto's locker room, so we're a bit skeptical that the Raptors make a deal at the deadline. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:36 am
  • Report: It will take mega-deal to land Boogie
    Kings’ GM Vlade Divac and owner Vivek Ranadive have not seriously considered a DeMarcus Cousins trade, and it would take a mega-deal for that to change.

    Advice: Despite constant trade rumors, the Kings have been adamant that they have zero interest in trading away their franchise center, so a Cousins deal seems highly unlikely at this point. As for fantasy hoops, DMC is currently putting up second-round value on the year with averages of 26.8 points, 11.0 boards, 3.1 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.3 blocks, 1.2 three-pointers and 3.7 turnovers per game on 44.5 percent shooting from the field and 72.6 percent from the charity stripe. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:50 am
  • Toronto's interest in Morris, Tucker unclear
    The Raptors may not be all that interested in trading for Markieff Morris or P.J. Tucker.

    Advice: The initial report that linked Morris and Tucker to the Raptors, while credible, did not come from Toronto's side and GM Masai Ujiri doesn't often make in-season trades. The Raptors also currently own the No. 2 seed out East with a record of 35-16, and Ujri may not want to mess with the team's chemistry by bringing on someone like Morris. For now, it doesn't seem all that likely that Toronto makes a major move at the deadline. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:01 am
  • Report: Al Horford to BOS a real possibility?
    A deal sending Al Horford to the Boston Celtics is reportedly a "legitimate possibility" according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: "I think Boston -- Al Horford is a legitimate possibility for the Celtics," Mannix said. "I think that is the guy, one of the guys across the league that Danny Ainge is the most excited about." Mannix added that while Horford will cost a lot of money to re-sign as a free agent, the Celtics will be willing to foot the bill. Horford does make sense in Boston as Ainge is reportedly looking for a low-post scorer at the deadline, but it's difficult to predict his value in Boston without knowing the moving pieces. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:32 am
  • Spo not pleased with Whiteside's ejection
    Erik Spoelstra was noticeably frustrated when discussing Hassan Whiteside's ejection for a flagrant 2 foul during Tuesday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: "That's something that we'll deal with, with Hassan," Spoelstra said. "We don't condone that kind of play. We've been through this with him before, but it's a disappointing play." Whiteside elbowed Boban Marjanovic during Tuesday's game, which resulted in the ejection, and Dwyane Wade also voiced his displeasure with Hassan's behavior saying there's only so long "you can hold somebody's hand and walk them through it." Whiteside could very well receive a suspension for his actions. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:21 am
  • Cousins, Rondo and Gay are all probable
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle), Rajon Rondo (turf toe) and Rudy Gay (ankle) are all probable for Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: The Kings have been listing Cousins and Rondo as probable for a week now, so this report really doesn't mean anything. Expect them to all be out there against Philly in what should be a pivotal game for coach George Karl. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:36 pm
  • Derrick Favors playing well for Jazz
    Derrick Favors had 16 points, eight rebounds, six assists and a steal in 35 minutes of Tuesday's overtime win against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Favors was excruciating to own while he was out for a month with a sore back, but is rolling, averaging 13.4 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.0 blocks over his last five. He didn't have a block in either of his last two games, but went 5-6-4 in that department in his previous three games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:31 pm
  • Jared Sullinger scores four points in loss
    Jared Sullinger scored just four points on 2-of-8 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: He did save his line with 11 boards and five assists, but he played just 20 minutes. The Celtics are still using five bigs in their rotation, so hopefully they make a move at the deadline to clear up that logjam. Despite the low minutes, Sully is still worth owning in most leagues until we see what happens at the Feb. 18 deadline. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:00 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis rolling again for Knicks
    Kristaps Porzingis had 20 points, five rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: After going through a mini slump, Porzingis is rolling right now, double-double in his two previous games and then putting up tonight's beauty that included 8-of-14 shooting and 30 minutes. There are no indications that the arrival of Kurt Rambis is going to hurt Porzingis going forward, either. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:40 pm
  • Greg Monroe thrives off bench, scores 29
    Greg Monroe came off the bench in a win over the Celtics on Tuesday, but he thrived with a season-high 29 points, 12 boards, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The Bucks had lost their five previous games, so coach Jason Kidd changed his lineup looking for a spark. "I talked to [Monroe] after practice and for [Monroe], it's about the team," Kidd said. "I think he's all for the team and he understands what we're trying to do." Kidd added that Monroe's minutes would remain intact and he closed out the game tonight, so his owners really shouldn't be too concerned. Starting center Miles Plumlee played just 18 minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:34 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside ejected for flagrant 2 foul
    Hassan Whiteside was ejected from Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs for a flagrant 2 foul.

    Advice: The ejection was warranted as Whiteside threw an obvious elbow into Boban Marjanovic. Whiteside has been in trouble with the league before for similar reasons, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he received a suspension. He finished with 14 points, six boards and two blocks in 25 minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:17 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside (ankle) active Tuesday
    Hassan Whiteside (ankle) will be available to play on Tuesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He tweaked his ankle during Sunday's game, but he made it through tonight's warmups and is ready to give it a go. Whiteside's minutes are still being held in check by coach Erik Spoelstra, but he's still a must-start player in season-long leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:11 pm
  • Greg Monroe will come off the bench Tuesday
    Greg Monroe will come off the bench behind Miles Plumlee for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Well this is about the most Jason Kidd move of all time. Kidd did say that Monroe will see just as many minutes as he usually does, "if not more," coming off the bench so owners shouldn't hesitate to fire him up for tonight's matchup with the Celtics. Plumlee isn't much of a stat sheet stuffer, so owners in most leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with the four-year veteran. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:44 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside (ankle) intends to play Tues
    Hassan Whiteside (ankle) will warm up with the intention of playing Tuesday vs. the Spurs, although he remains a game-time decision.

    Advice: Whiteside's suffered a minor ankle tweak during Sunday's game, but head coach Erik Spoelstra said after Monday's practice that he could play "big minutes" vs. San Antonio, so it sounds like he'll be out there tonight. He will, however, come off the bench as Spoelstra said he'll go with the same starting five of Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Amare Stoudemire and Chris Bosh for Tuesday's game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:23 pm
  • Clippers suspend Blake Griffin for four games
    The Clippers have suspended Blake Griffin (hand) for four games without pay for punching the team's assistant equipment manager, Mathias Testi.

    Advice: That means that Blake will be required to miss four games once he's cleared to return to the court, which will be around mid-March, giving him a maximum of 17 games played in an ideal scenario. As previously stated, those fighting for a playoff spot in leagues without an IR-slot need to consider cutting Griffin. Wes Johnson has been putting up mid-round value in Blake's absence, with averages of 9.5 points, 2.0 three-pointers, 2.1 steals and 1.1 blocks per game, so he's worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:14 pm
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  • Report: CLE unlikely to trade Kevin Love
    The Cavs are reportedly unlikely to trade away Kevin Love at the deadline.

    Advice: Cleveland management would reportedly like to see how Love fits into the Cavs' new system before making a major change, so while he could be dealt during the offseason, a trade at the deadline seems like an unlikely scenario for Love. He's been a third-round guy on the year with averages of 15.8 points, 10.4 boards, 2.4 assists, 2.1 three-pointers and 1.9 turnovers per game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:01 pm
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  • Report: Atlanta could blowup team at deadline
    The Hawks are reportedly considering trading away their core players of Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague at the trade deadline.

    Advice: The Hawks haven't been able to recapture the magic from last year's 60-win season, and it's clear that while they're a playoff team, they are no championship contender. Horford is in a contract year, and Atlanta may not be willing to sign him to a max-deal this offseason. The Magic, Celtics and Nuggets have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Horford, and Atlanta is also listening to offers on Teague and Millsap. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:17 am
  • Roy Hibbert probable for Weds vs Cavs
    Roy Hibbert (left ankle) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Hibbert looks likely to return to the Lakers lineup after missing Monday's game against the Pacers and will push Robert Sacre back to the bench. While Hibbert can help fantasy owners in with blocks, he has just one in his last four games and isn't worth owning in most standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:59 am
  • Hassan Whiteside game-time for Tues vs Spurs
    Hassan Whiteside (left ankle) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: Whiteside was able to practice on Tuesday and Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said he was encouraged by how the big man looked, so it's likely we'll see him on the court against the Spurs. Check back to make sure he's active for Tuesday, but Whiteside should be started as long as he's in the Heat lineup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:27 am
  • Markieff Morris scores 23 points
    Markieff Morris scored 23 points during a 122-106 loss to the Thunder on Monday with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and six turnovers.

    Advice: Before the game, Kevin Durant said Markieff is "playing at an All-Star level right now." Morris is playing hard and he's transformed into a different player under coach Earl Watson. Morris likely boosted his trade value and the Suns may be able to get something for him. He should be owned, but a trade will hurt his value a lot. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:08 pm
  • Al Horford bounces back in loss
    Al Horford scored a team-high 27 points during a 117-110 overtime loss to the Magic on Monday, adding six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one 3-pointer and no turnovers.

    Advice: He was 12-of-18 from the field and hit both free throws for an eight-category line. Horford was putting up an underwhelming February before this gem, averaging 12.3 points, 5.8 boards, 4.5 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 treys. He's been a top-20 player this year and that should continue. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:09 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 26 w/ three treys
    Ryan Anderson scored 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting in Monday's 116-102 win over the Wolves.

    Advice: The forward added three boards, one block and one steal in 31 minutes, helping the Pelicans snap a four-game losing skid. Anderson had a six-point dud on 2-of-11 shooting on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers, so it was nice to see him get back on track. With the trade deadline just a little more than a week away (Feb. 18), expect the trade talking surrounding Anderson to heat up. The Pelicans play two more times this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:51 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas scores 15 points in win
    Jonas Valanciunas scored 15 points with eight boards, three assists, three steals and one block in 25 minutes vs. the Pistons on Monday.

    Advice: He was an impressive 7-of-9 from the field and he also held Andre Drummond in check. J-Val was limited to 19 minutes in two different games last week, but he has now played 25 minutes in two straight outings. It's probably time to give up hope that he will be a 30-minute guy this season, but he is still worth starting in standard leagues despite the low playing time. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:13 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores 22 w/ 13 boards
    Kenneth Faried scored 22 points with 13 boards, two assists and one block in 29 minutes vs. the Nets on Monday.

    Advice: He would've had the game-winning layup off an impressive drive, but Joe Johnson banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Nets. Faried had a couple of nasty fouls tonight, but he looked great down the stretch and closed out the game beside Danilo Gallinari in the frontcourt. A recent report by the Denver Post said it would take a "too good to be true" offer to convince the Nuggets to part ways with the Manimal at the deadline, so his value should be safe. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:47 pm
  • Nikola Jokic plays just 14 minutes in loss
    Nikola Jokic played just 14 minutes in Monday's loss to the Nets, scoring two points with three boards, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: He struggled against Brook Lopez and shot just 1-of-5 from the field. The Nuggets gave Jusuf Nurkic 17 minutes and played Kenneth Faried next to Danilo Gallinari in the frontcourt down the stretch, so this was likely just a matchup-based decision. Jokic also played just 19 minutes vs. the Knicks on Sunday, but it's still not time for his owners to panic. Stick with him and expect him to be much better vs. the Pistons on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:42 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic plays 17 minutes, tweaks ankle
    Jusuf Nurkic played through a tweaked left ankle on Monday vs. the Nets, scoring eight points with six boards, one assist and two steals in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He briefly went to the locker room, but he likely just got his ankle re-taped and it didn't seem to bother him the rest of the way. Nurkic shot just 3-of-9 from the field, but he at least hit both of his free throws. Nikola Jokic only played 14 minutes tonight, but to be clear, Jokic is still the center to own in Denver and it's not even close. For now, Nurkic is just a stash in deeper leagues to see if he can find the form that he had last season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:24 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 14 in loss
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 14 points with eight rebounds, three assists and one block during a 120-100 loss to the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: Coach George Karl Watch is fully on right now and he might not make it to the All-Star break. Cousins said the team not playing well is not due to the players and Rajon Rondo had some comments this time. "With optional shootarounds it’s tough" Rondo said on Monday. "When three or four guys show up for shootaround this morning, how can you expect to win?" We'll see if Karl will coach the Kings on Wednesday against the 76ers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:22 pm
  • Kevin Love returns, scores 11 points
    Kevin Love scored 11 points with six rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Kings on Monday.

    Advice: It's his first game back after missing one game due to a quad bruise. Love should be better his next time out and be an early-round guy. All that Love trade talk has subsided a bit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:02 pm
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  • Darrell Arthur (quad) ruled out Monday
    Darrell Arthur (quad) will not play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: In addition to Monday's game, Arthur is also expected to sit out on Wednesday vs. the Pistons. Kenneth Faried should be busy on Monday, while Danilo Gallinari should spend a lot of time at the four as well. Arthur belongs on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:19 pm
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  • Roy Hibbert (ankle) out on Monday night
    Roy Hibbert (anke) will not play against the Pacers on Monday night.

    Advice: It'll be his first missed game as a Laker and first since Nov. 29, 2014. With Hibbert out, Robert Sacre will probably get the start after starting the second half on Saturday. Brandon Bass and Tarik Black should also benefit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:33 pm
  • Kevin Love (quad) will play against the Kings
    Kevin Love (quad) will play against the Kings on Monday.

    Advice: He was probable and was never in jeopardy of missing this game after missing Saturday. HIs return will push Timofey Mozgov back to the bench while Tristan Thompson shouldn't play as much as Saturday. Start Love like you normally would in a favorable matchup. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:24 pm
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  • Roy Hibbert (ankle) unlikely for Monday night
    Roy Hibbert (ankle) is unlikely to play on Monday against the Pacers.

    Advice: No revenge game here. With Hibbert likely out, that should mean more run for Tarik Black, Robert Sacre and Brandon Bass. Fantasy owners probably don't need to make an add here while Julius Randle could get a couple more minutes again. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:29 pm
  • Whiteside (ankle) expected to play on Tuesday
    Despite not practicing on Monday, Hassan Whiteside (left ankle) is expected to play on Tuesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Although Whiteside's ankle swelled on him overnight, Erik Spoelstra said Whiteside is okay and "could play big minutes tomorrow." It's unclear if that's Spo's way of hinting that Whiteside will be back in the first five, but Amare Stoudemire is tentatively expected to stick in the starting lineup for now. Either way, Whiteside should be active on all fantasy rosters. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:58 am
  • John Henson (back) remains out on Tuesday
    John Henson (back) did not practice on Monday, and he will not play on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This will now be six straight games in street clothes for Henson, and there is no clear timetable for his return. It's irresponsible to stash Henson in standard formats considering he's just a blocks specialist even when healthy, but those in deeper leagues (16-plus teams) should wait until we get a clear diagnosis until making a decision. The time off during All-Star Weekend should help. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:32 am
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  • Darrell Arthur (quad) questionable on Monday
    Darrell Arthur (quad) is questionable for Monday's game vs. Brooklyn.

    Advice: Denver's big men are healthy and the Nuggets are occasionally going small with Will Barton and Danilo Gallinari, so between that and Arthur's consistent health issues, his fantasy appeal is currently nonexistent. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:39 am
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  • Roy Hibbert (ankle) questionable for Monday
    Roy Hibbert (left ankle sprain) is still questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Hibbert will want to play against his former team, so he'll do whatever he can to try and be out there. If he sits, expect Tarik Black, Brandon Bass and Robert Sacre to have a bump in minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:09 am
  • Hawks assign Walter Tavares to the D-League
    Hawks assign C Walter Tavares to the D-League.

    Advice: Tavares doesn't have a role with the Hawks despite Tiago Splitter's hip injury, an indication of "Edy's" current fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:56 am
  • Kevin Love (thigh) probable to play on Monday
    Kevin Love (quad) is probable to play on Monday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Assuming Love plays, he'll wind up missing just a single game with the quad injury. His return will push Timofey Mozgov back to the bench where he belongs, while Tristan Thompson will slide back over and assume starting center responsibilities. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:17 am
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  • Whiteside done talking to Spoelstra about 4Q
    Hassan Whiteside said he's "done" talking to Erik Spoelstra about his fourth quarter playing time.

    Advice: "I’m done talking to Coach about it," he said. "I have nothing else– We’ve talked about it so many times, ain’t no reason to keep talking to him about it. I’m just gonna play." While Spo said the "offense needed a little bit of a punch" on Sunday in explaining Whiteside's crunchtime benching, this has been a theme throughout the season. The coach did admit that Whiteside's ankle tweak was part of the big man sitting, but the big man said he was "fine" and it seemed like a convenient excuse for Spoelstra. Regardless of when his minutes are coming or whether or not he's starting, Whiteside should be locked into all lineups. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:06 am
  • Scott praises Hibbert's defensive activity
    Byron Scott said Roy Hibbert has "done everything he can do from us from a defensive standpoint."

    Advice: Some might argue differently, but the Lakers defense is so bad that no one man is going to make a sizable impact. Regardless, Hibbert has really struggled in his first season with the Lakers, and as his playing time has dwindled, he's embraced a mentorship role with the younger players. Hibbert is questionable for Monday's (revenge) game vs. the Pacers due to a sprained left ankle, but you can bet he'll do his best to be out there against his former team. If not, Tarik Black, Brandon Bass and Robert Sacre will earn more minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:47 am
  • Chris Bosh scores 17 points with three treys
    Chris Bosh went just 5-of-17 from the field and 4-of-7 from the line during Sunday's loss to the Clippers, on his way to 17 points, five rebounds, three 3-pointers, two assists and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Bosh has been producing just eighth-round value over the past month with averages of 19.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.1 three-pointers, 0.4 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.6 turnover per game on 46.5 percent shooting. However, his rebounding, 3-point shooting and defensive numbers should trend up after the All-Star break, so he qualifies as buy-low candidate. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:19 pm
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  • Hassan Whiteside double-doubles in 17 minutes
    Hassan Whiteside put up 10 points and 10 rebounds in just 17 minutes off the bench on Sunday, but failed to record a block for the first time since January 8.

    Advice: Whiteside again spent the entire fourth quarter on the bench, as head coach Erik Spoelstra elected to go small, and he said after the game that while it was "a little surprising," there's nothing he can do about it. Hassan did suffer a minor left ankle tweak during the game, but that was not the reason he spent the fourth quarter on the sidelines, and he said during his post-game interview that he's "fine," and he could have played through the injury. For now, we'll consider him probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:52 pm
  • Jared Sullinger ties season high w/ 21 points
    Jared Sullinger tied his season high on Sunday with 21 points, making 10-of-13 shots with six rebounds, three steals and one assist in just 23 minutes of action.

    Advice: Sullinger hadn't scored more than 18 points since Nov. 6, as his shot has abandoned him for long stretches this season -- he's shooting just 41.9 percent overall. This mini-eruption came vs. a Kings team that ranks 22nd in defensive efficiency and first in pace, at 102.1 possessions per game, so it was an ideal matchup for Sullinger. Consistent playing time is the biggest issue for his fantasy value, and that's unlikely to change after one efficient performance. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:44 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) drops 31/7/6 Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 31 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers on Sunday, making 11-of-25 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs in a tough road loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: The Kings have now lost seven of their past eight games and their season has reached a tipping point -- they are 4.5 games out of the playoff picture and may have a new head coach after the All-Star break. Cousins was coming off a triple-double and over the past three games he's averaged 28.3 points, 9.3 boards and 6.7 assists -- he'll be a fantasy stud no matter who's calling the shots in Sacramento. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:37 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis double-doubles w/ 21 & 13
    Kristaps Porzingis notched his second straight double-double on Sunday with 21 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and two blocks, but it wasn't enough to avoid the Knicks' fifth straight loss.

    Advice: KP shot 10-of-23 from the field with one make from downtown -- he wasn't very effective from mid-range with the exception of the right wing, where he shot 4-of-4. KP said before the game that the struggling Knicks "need a guy like 'Melo who you can give the ball and he will score, he will get to the line and he will make plays for others." If Anthony's knee injury eventually forces a shutdown, Porzingis may need to be that guy in the final stages of the Knicks' season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:33 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic plays just seven minutes Sunday
    Jusuf Nurkic was limited vs. the Knicks with only three points, one rebound and one steal in seven minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Nurkic played one stint spanning the first and second quarters, and in the second half he was little more than a seven-foot cheerleader. Mike Malone has said repeatedly that Nurkic's conditioning needs to improve before his minutes will increase, and there's no reason to expect him to be a standard-league asset after the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:28 pm
  • Nikola Jokic plays 19 minutes vs. New York
    Nikola Jokic logged 19 minutes on Sunday, finishing an impressive win in New York with 13 points, six rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Jokic is playing through a nagging shoulder injury, but he's now hit at least one 3-pointer in five straight games, going 6-of-10 during that span. This was his lowest playing time in six games and it was a direct result of Joffrey Lauvergne's effective play off the bench -- Jokic has been terrific for the past three weeks and owners shouldn't read into today's relatively quiet outing. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:25 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 14 points with two steals
    Paul Millsap scored 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting Sunday, to go with nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers through 34 minutes of work.

    Advice: Millsap struggled with his shot today, but he shouldn't have any trouble bouncing back with a repeat matchup against the Magic on Monday. He's been a steady first-round stud on the year, and has yet to miss a game for the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:48 pm
  • Al Horford scores 11 points with two blocks
    Al Horford struggled with his shot during Sunday's loss to the Magic, going 5-of-15 from the field on his way to 11 points, six rebounds, six assists, two blocks, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Horford isn’t the most exciting guy to own, but his solid percentages (on most nights), limited turnovers and relatively high assist numbers (3.1) for a big man has him churning out second-round value on the year. He’s also incorporated a 3-point shot to his game, draining 1.0 triple per contest, and he’s yet to miss a single game for Atlanta. He’s the captain of team boring for early-round studs. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:40 pm
  • Heat sticking with same starting five
    Hassan Whiteside will come off the bench again on Sunday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: The Heat have won two straight games with Whiteside coming off the bench, so they don't feel the need to make any changes yet. Amare Stoudemire will continue to start, but he's better suited for deeper leagues. Whiteside is coming off a triple-double with 10 points, 10 boards and 10 blocks, so he belongs in all fantasy lineups no matter what. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:22 am
  • Darrell Arthur (quad) ruled out Sunday
    Darrell Arthur (quad) will not play on Sunday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Arthur just can't catch a break and hasn't been able to stay healthy this season. Kenneth Faried is healthy, so Arthur wouldn't have played much anyways. Expect Danilo Gallinari to play a lot of four against the Knicks as well. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:40 am
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  • Report: Kenneth Faried is not on the trade block
    According to the Denver Post, Kenneth Faried is not officially on the trade block.

    Advice: The Manimal has plenty of suitors and his value is very high around the league, but the Denver Post said that it would take a "too good to be true" offer to convince the Nuggets to part ways with the athletic forward. It's still unclear if the Nuggets will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline, but nothing is imminent by any means. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:10 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins and Rondo are probable
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) and Rajon Rondo (turf toe) are both probable for Sunday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: The Kings likely won't update their status before tip-off, but both players are going to play barring a late setback. The Kings have lost six out of their last seven games and coach George Karl is on the hot seat, so Sunday's game vs. the Celtics is going to be very interesting. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:48 am
  • Roy Hibbert (ankle) is questionable Monday
    Roy Hibbert (ankle) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He sprained his left ankle on Saturday vs. the Spurs and wasn't able to return, but x-rays were negative and he is day-to-day. Hibbert will do everything in his power to play against his former team, but Brandon Bass and Tarik Black would soak up his minutes if he ultimately decides to sit this one out. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:35 am
  • Markieff Morris scores 17 w/ eight dimes
    Markieff Morris scored 17 points with seven boards, eight assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: His stat line was fantastic, but the only negative is that he shot just 6-of-22 from the field because the Suns weren't generating any easy looks. The Suns have been using Morris as the focal point of their offense, but to be clear they are more than likely just showcasing him for a trade. Regardless, he needs to be owned in all leagues right now with averages of 16.0 points, 6.4 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.6 steals and 0.8 3-pointers over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:08 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 26 points in win
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 26 points during an impressive 112-105 win over the Bulls on Saturday, adding 17 rebounds, one assist, three blocks and two turnovers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Sam Mitchell said after the game he likes how Towns and Dieng are playing together. Mitchell also hinted he could be giving Towns more run, which is music to his fantasy owners' ears. Even in just 34.2 minutes per game in his last 10, he's No. 4 in standard fantasy leagues. KAT has no ceiling. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:11 pm
  • Tristan Thompson doesn't score in win
    Tristan Thompson did not score with 15 rebounds and one assist in 33 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: It's not a surprise Thompson came up empty on offense. He had a usage rate barely above six when he's on the court next to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving while Kevin Love (quad) is off. Although, not scoring with seven offensive rebounds is pretty rare. In fact, Thompson is the first player to grab at least seven O-boards and not score since Gustavo Ayon in 2013. Thompson isn't a great add. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:55 pm
  • Roy Hibbert (ankle) will not return
    Roy Hibbert left Saturday's game vs. the Spurs with a left ankle sprain and he will not return.

    Advice: He was supposed to just get his ankle re-taped, so the injury must be a little more serious than originally thought. Hibbert hasn't been playing well lately, so he shouldn't have been owned in most leagues. Brandon Bass and Tarik Black will see an uptick in minutes if Hibbert misses more time. X-rays were negative, so Hibbert is considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:06 pm
  • Clint Capela doesn't score in 14 minutes
    Clint Capela did not score in 14 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday, adding six rebounds and two blocks.

    Advice: If you want to look at a positive on this, he did play some minutes next to Dwight Howard tonight. Capela had the ol' 0.0 usage rate tonight and he's clearly trending down in fantasy leagues. Plus, with such little playing time while Terrence Jones (concussion) is out, it makes it obvious he's a cut candidate. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:55 pm
  • Kevin Love (quad) will not play on Saturday
    Kevin Love (quad) will not play on Saturday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: It's a quad contusion from Friday night, which he was unable to return from in the loss. With Love out, the Cavs will likely be giving more minutes to Tristan Thompson and Timofey Mozgov. Interestingly, Kyrie Irving's usage rate is 31.6 without Love and with LeBron James, so he has a nice chance tonight. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:51 pm
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  • Chris Bosh wasn't concerned with ankle
    Chris Bosh said the Heat are having more success with high pick-and-roll plays.

    Advice: He tweaked his ankle in the first half and needed to be re-taped, but it looks like a non-issue. The Rockets were really aggressive on Bosh isolations on Tuesday, which may have caused so many PNRs on Friday. Bosh's output has dipped to just seventh-round value in his last 10, so expect him get it going again soon. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:55 pm
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  • Report: LAC are not shopping Blake Griffin
    According to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register, the Clippers are not shopping Blake Griffin.

    Advice: Teams have inquired about Griffin, but the Clippers still believe that they can win this season and they aren't interested in making a move. There were reports on Friday that the Clippers had discussions with Denver and Philly, but the talks obviously never made it out of the rumor stage. Expect Griffin to remain with the Clippers. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:11 am
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  • Derrick Favors double-doubles with five block
    Derrick Favors scored 11 points with 15 rebounds, one assist, two steals and five blocks in 32 minutes against the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: Teammate Joe Ingles does commercials for mattresses, so one would think every mattress store around Salt Lake City would be calling Favors' agent. The big man is changing his mattress to fix his back problems and he's been rolling with second-round value in his last four. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:26 pm
  • Nikola Jokic scores 14 with 12 rebounds
    Nikola Jokic (shoulder) scored 14 points with 12 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: He committed a couple dumb fouls to get him an early exit. That issue aside, Jusuf Nurkic played just 12 minutes and Joffrey Lauvergne played just 14 minutes while they combined for 1-of-10 from the field. Coach Mike Malone said he wouldn't trade Jokic for anyone, so it's fairly obvious Jokic has a clear runway going forward. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:05 pm
  • Tristan Thompson grabs 10 boards w/ 2 swats
    Tristan Thompson hauled in 10 rebounds through 32 minutes of action on Friday, to go with three points, two blocks and one steal.

    Advice: Kevin Love did go down with a thigh bruise in this one, and if he's forced to miss any time, Thompson is going to get all the run he can handle Saturday vs. the Pelicans. However, with averages of 7.8 points, 9.3 rebounds and 0.4 blocks on the year, Tristan is nothing more than a low-end asset in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:00 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis blocks six shots in loss
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 17 points during a 91-85 loss to the Grizzlies on Friday with 10 rebounds, six blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He finally broke out after a slump in the past week and change. After the game, Porzingis had some suggestions on the offense regarding pick-and-roll. "I think we need to do that a little more," he said. Porzingis should be an early-round player regardless of how many PNR chances he gets. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:36 pm
  • Boogie Cousins triple-doubles in loss to BK
    DeMarcus Cousins put up his first triple-double of the season with 24 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes against the Nets during a 128-119 loss on Friday.

    Advice: Boogie was not happy at the end of this game as his team allowed the Nets to score a season-high 128. "Not going to keep blaming the guys in the locker room," Cousins said. "We got a bigger issue." Fire up the grass and snake emojis? The Kings are fading fast while the Jazz have won five straight, so the Kings have a tough job on their hands. Expect the DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors to start up in some capacity even if they don't hold a lot of weight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:06 pm
  • Jared Sullinger scores 12 points w/ 3 blocks
    Jared Sullinger scored 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting Friday, with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The players in Boston's frontcourt have been annoying to own this season, and while Sully has had his moments, he's been putting up just thirteenth-round value over the past month in standard 9-cat leagues. Amir Johnson played just 14 minutes tonight, on his way to six points, six rebounds and an assist, while Kelly Olynyk contributed a meager two points, one steal and one turnover in his 12 minutes off the bench. Sullinger is more of a stash to hope things improve after the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:46 pm
  • Al Horford scores 21 points in win
    Al Horford scored 21 points with seven rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Pacers during a 102-96 win on Friday.

    Advice: Yes, there is a reason why any team would love to have Horford on their squad. He's grown as a 3-point shooter, is a very good defender and is one of the most efficient players without requiring a high usage. Horford is just coasting along with top-20 value on the season. He also had an awesome dunk (in link below). Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:46 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 24 points in win
    Paul Millsap scored 24 points with two rebounds, two steals, four blocks and three 3-pointers against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: This is a typical Millsap game and he just continues to fill it up. Millsap is a top-10 player in 2016 and has the same distinction on the season. He hasn't missed a game and just needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:45 pm
  • John Henson (back) out Friday vs. the Jazz
    John Henson (back) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: It'll be Henson's fifth straight game on the sidelines, which will allow Miles Plumlee to get some extra run, although that doesn't matter in almost any league. Henson is nothing more than a shot blocking specialist, and he's not really worth holding onto in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:31 pm
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  • Nikola Jokic (shoulder) will play on Friday
    Nikola Jokic (shoulder) will play Friday vs. the Bulls, as expected.

    Advice: He'll have a favorable matchup against Chicago tonight, so go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:27 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo start
    DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo are starting against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: They were expected to play the whole time and the Kings probably should've never even said they were probable. Cousins should be the focal point as per usual tonight in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:41 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (quad) out for Friday vs. CHI
    Darrell Arthur (quad) will not play against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: He is hurt quite often and could miss more games. That means we should see some more Danilo Gallinari at the four, which means more run for Will Barton and Gary Harris. Arthur can be ignored in most leagues while he's hurt. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:23 pm
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  • Blake Griffin had second procedure on hand
    Blake Griffin (hand) underwent a second procedure this week on his broken right hand, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

    Advice: According to Shelburne, "the procedure was a part of the original surgery last week, so sources said the 4-6 week timeframe for his return remains unchanged." This has been a very odd situation for Blake and he's going to receive some additional punishment once he's back. Wes Johnson has been the best pickup and could hold nice value this month. Additionally, enjoy the Blake trade rumors. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:37 pm
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  • Karl and Cousins are doing OK
    Coach George Karl said DeMarcus Cousins is "cool" and he's "enjoyed the adventure" of tweaking his offensive game.

    Advice: "I don't think Boogie is ever going to like coaches," Karl said. Karl did admit he did "stupid" things involving Cousins, so it was nice to see him take the blame. Karl praised Cousins' attitude in the preseason, as well. Cousins is expected to play tonight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:39 pm
  • Report: PHI showing interest in Blake Griffin
    The 76ers had discussions with the Clippers about Blake Griffin, according to Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio.

    Advice: OK. First and foremost, a discussion about a trade doesn't seem like much. Secondly, the 76ers dealing for Griffin would be one of the most shocking developments of all time. For now, it's safe to assume this won't happen. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:10 pm
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  • LAC had talks with DEN about Blake Griffin?
    The Clippers reportedly discussed a Blake Griffin trade with the Nuggets according to Mitch Lawrence of Sirius XM Radio.

    Advice: It's not clear what pieces were involved in the reported talks, but it would likely take a massive offer from the Nuggets to get the ball rolling. Nothing is imminent by any means, so take this report with a grain of salt until we hear something more concrete. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:09 am
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  • Clint Capela returned to action on Thursday February 4. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:40 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas scores 14 with 11 boards
    Jonas Valanciunas scored 14 points with 11 rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: It was nice to see the blocks come back up after he put up just two in his previous four. Valanciunas' boards are really starting to come around while he's scoring double-digit points with more regularity. Expect Valanciunas to heat up after the break like he usually does. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:26 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 17 points vs. LA
    Ryan Anderson scored 17 points with four rebounds and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: The shots will be there for Anderson, especially with Tyreke Evans (knee) without a timetable. He'll likely flirt with top-50 value going forward as one of the top-10 in treys. Despite coming off the bench, a trade might hurt his value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:48 pm
  • Clint Capela scores 10 points
    Clint Capela scored 10 points with four rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: He did not play next to Dwight Howard at all and those days might be done. Capela isn't the greatest per-minute guy and those are trending down, too. He's a drop candidate unless you want to use him as Dwight Howard insurance. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:17 pm
  • Markieff Morris cools off in loss
    Markieff Morris made 4-of-12 for 14 points against the Rockets on Thursday with five rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The offense went through him quite a bit tonight, but the efficiency wasn't there like it was in his 30-point explosion. Morris was even teaching the younger guys tonight, which didn't happen often under Jeff Hornacek. A trade will kill his value, but he's worth owning as long as he's starting. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:55 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis struggling right now
    Kristaps Porzingis scored five points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Pistons on Thursday.

    Advice: He hasn't been involved in the offense much. In his 57 minutes next to Carmelo Anthony in his previous three games, Porzingis only has made 33.3 percent from the field and a 21.9 usage rate. His efficiency on jumpers is down about 10 percent in the previous 10 games, too. Porzinigis' blocks are also down, so nothing is going right. As bad as this sounds, he's still put up seventh-round value in his last 10. He's a buy-low guy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:14 pm
  • Clint Capela (hip) cleared to play vs. PHX
    Clint Capela (hip) has been cleared to play against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: He will come off the bench behind Dwight Howard, who hasn't finished a game in over a week due to ejections and a suspension. The Rockets are likely going to go small a lot, so Capela isn't a great fantasy asset right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:34 pm
  • Clippers could punish Blake?
    Owner Steve Ballmer said "there needs to be consequences" for Blake Griffin's incident last week.

    Advice: "It's the right thing to do," Ballmer said. The league is also looking at a punishment for Blake, so he might get at least a game or two. He is out for this month and could make it back for next month. Wes Johnson has been the best pickup by far. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:12 pm
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  • Nikola Jokic (shoulder) probable for Friday
    Nikola Jokic (shoulder) is probable to play Friday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Jokic played through the shoulder injury on Wednesday, and there's no reason to believe he'll miss Friday's game. He had a disappointing performance against the Jazz, but he should be able to bounce-back on Friday with a much more favorable matchup against the Bulls. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:25 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (quad) doubtful Friday vs. CHI
    Darrell Arthur (left quad) is doubtful to play Friday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: With averages of just 7.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game, Arthur isn't worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:21 pm
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  • Clint Capela (hip) a game-time decision Thurs
    Clint Capela (left hip flexor, thigh) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Donatas Motiejunas said that the reason he's headed back to the D-League on Thursday is because "Clint is healthy," and Capela reportedly ran around at shootaround with "little difficulty," so it sounds like he'll be out there tonight. With Clint active, Marcus Thornton's minutes will likely take the biggest hit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:43 pm
  • Report: Bucks have made Greg Monroe available
    The Bucks have reportedly made Greg Monroe available "at the right price."

    Advice: The Bucks have been underperforming this season sitting on a 20-31 record, and while Monroe has been putting up solid numbers during his first year in Milwaukee, his defense hasn't been very good at all. "From what I’m hearing is they (the Bucks) are willing to trade anybody not named [Jabari] Parker, [Giannis] Antetokounmpo or [Kris] Middleton,’’ an NBA executive said. "I even heard they'd listen [to offers] for Parker and Middleton, but it would have to be some crazy offer." Monroe's fantasy value should be safe regardless of what jersey he's wearing. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:38 am
  • Clint Capela (hip) moving well at shootaround
    Clint Capela (left hip flexor, thigh) was moving well during Thursday morning's shootaround, according to beat reporter Jonathan Feigen.

    Advice: The Rockets sent Donatas Motiejunas back to the D-League on Thursday, which could be an indication that Capela is feeling good enough to play. We'll have another update on his status closer to tip-off, but if Capela is out there, there will be less minutes available for Josh Smith and Marcus Thornton. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:23 am
  • Karl-Anthony Towns turns it up late
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 17 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not score in the first half and got hot late. Towns is putting up an all-time rookie season and it's obviously translating to fantasy. In his last 10 games, only Stephen Curry, James Harden and Kevin Durant have more value than Towns. He's 20. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:41 pm
  • Derrick Favors drops 16-11-6 in win
    Derrick Favors had 16 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks on 7-of-14 shooting in Wednesday's win over the Nuggets.

    Advice: He's played 30-plus minutes in each of his last three games, and it looks like he's back and good to go. That was a long month that he was listed as day-to-day with his back injury, so let's just quietly hope he stays healthy the rest of the way. He's averaging 15.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in his five games since returning from the injury. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:41 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic plays 15 minutes off bench
    Jusuf Nurkic played just 15 minutes and had five points, five rebounds and zero blocks for the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Nikola Jokic finally cooled off, yet the Nuggets went to Joffrey Lauvergne before putting Nurkic in the game off the bench. Lauvergne was awful (0-for-4) and Nurkic just can't do much if he's not getting 25 minutes a game. But he's only been back for two games since the nagging knee injury and there's still time for him to get it turned around. But with Jokic playing so well, and Lauvergne getting off the bench before Nurkic, we wouldn't blame you if you're ready to move on from Nurkic. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:38 pm
  • Nikola Jokic quiet in loss to Jazz
    Nikola Jokic, who was dealing with a sore shoulder, started and played 29 minutes on Wednesday, but hit just 3-of-9 shots for eight points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and zero blocks.

    Advice: Maybe he got 'Gobert'd' tonight, but it was nice to see the big minutes after he was a little iffy coming in. He double-doubled in his previous three games and got the same amount of playing time as usual, so don't be concerned about the low production. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:27 pm
  • Jared Sullinger plays well in just 18 minutes
    Jared Sullinger played just 18 minutes, but still hit 6-of-11 shots for 12 points, three rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block in Wednesday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: He played 17 minutes on Tuesday but had just four points and two rebounds. He's been giving up minutes to Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller, and will simply need more than 18 minutes a night to make a real fantasy impact. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:56 pm
  • Tristan Thompson flops in 34 minutes vs. CHA
    Tristan Thompson came up empty in 34 minutes vs. the Hornets, scoring just four points with four rebounds and a pair of personal fouls.

    Advice: Thompson attempted four shots without any free throw attempts, and he had zero assists, steals or blocks. Timofey Mozgov (four points, zero rebounds in seven minutes) is doing nothing to overtake Thompson as a starter, but TT's fantasy offerings are too slim for use in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:10 pm
  • Nikola Jokic starting on Wednesday vs. Jazz
    Nikola Jokic is starting on Wednesday against the Jazz.

    Advice: He did show some pain in warmups, but fantasy owners can trust one of the hottest rookies in fantasy tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:58 pm
  • Nikola Jokic (shoulder) a game-time call
    Nikola Jokic (shoulder) is a game-time decision to face the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is going to warm up and is still likely to play. The last time we saw Jokic, he torched the Raptors for 27. For now, his owners can assume he'll play for now. If not, Joffrey Lauvergne and Jusuf Nurkic will play more. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:45 pm
  • Al Horford not concerned with rumors
    Al Horford said he's not concerned with the trade rumors.

    Advice: "This is my team," Horford said. "I feel like Atlanta is my home so my focus is on the team. I’m not going to pay attention to all of that." He might be the best player who has been even mentioned in trade rumors, but he'll have solid fantasy value wherever he goes for his across-the-board output and stellar efficiency. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:18 pm
  • Stein: Raptors interested in Markieff Morris
    The Raptors are showing interest in Markieff Morris, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Stein reported earlier that the Raptors have interest in P.J. Tucker. The Raptors and Suns played last night, which included Morris going for a season-high 30 points in his best game of the season. Coach Earl Watson called Morris "the main focus" of the offense, so a trade to Toronto would cripple his value. If he's moved, that would help Mirza Teletovic, who is also believed to be on the block. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:53 am
  • Clint Capela (hip) questionable for Thursday
    Clint Capela (left hip flexor, thigh) is questionable to play Thursday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: If Capela is unable to give it a go tomorrow, look for Josh Smith and Terrence Jones to see an uptick in minutes, with Smith offering the most upside. Houston could also go with some more small ball lineups against the up-tempo Suns, which would result in Corey Brewer and Marcus Thornton getting some extended run. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:02 am
  • Nikola Jokic (shoulder) probable Wednesday
    Nikola Jokic is dealing with a strained left shoulder, but he is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Jokic will look to build off his career-high 27-point performance from Monday, and with Darrell Arthur (quad) on the sidelines Wednesday night, Jokic should have no problem seeing his playing time in the 30s. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:55 am
  • Darrell Arthur (quad) out Wednesday vs. Utah
    Darrell Arthur (left quad soreness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Staying healthy is a constant battle for Arthur, and he's been losing minutes to Kenneth Faried, Jusuf Nurkic and Nikola Jokic as of late. There's little incentive to own Arthur in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:53 am
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  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 14 points
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored an efficient 14 points on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, shooting 6-of-9 from the field and 1-of-2 from 3-point range.

    Advice: The rookie picked up a couple of fouls in the first quarter, but he still managed to add nine boards, two assists and two blocks to his name. He has played an average of 34.2 minutes per game over the last five due to injuries to Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (foot), so his fantasy value is trending up. He should be treated as a top-10 player in fantasy from here on out. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:29 pm
  • Roy Hibbert plays 16 minutes in win
    Roy Hibbert picked up four fouls and played a total of 16 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: He looked awful and scored just two points with one board, one assist and zero blocks. That's not good for a 7'2" center. Hibbert is averaging just 6.2 points, 2.4 boards and 1.6 blocks over his last five games, so he belongs on the wire in most formats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:03 pm
  • Watson: Markieff Morris is 'focus' of offense
    Earl Watson said after Tuesday's game, when Markieff Morris exploded for 30 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer, that Morris is now the focal point of the team's struggling offense.

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