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  • Willie Cauley-Stein leaves game w/ calf issue
    Willie Cauley-Stein exited Friday's game vs. the Nets with a calf issue, and he is questionable to return.

    Advice: The game is a blowout, so WCS is likely done for the night. He'll end his night with 16 points, six rebounds, one block, one steal and two turnovers in 29 minutes, and we'll be considering him questionable for Sunday's game in Boston. Rotoworld.com 32 minutes ago
  • Kevin Love exits game with left thigh bruise
    Kevin Love was forced out of Friday's game after suffering a eft thigh bruise, and he will not return.

    Advice: Love was able to limp his way to the locker room under his own power, but he looked to be in quite a bit of pain. He'll end his night with 10 points, five boards, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers, and if he's forced into an extended absence, Tristan Thompson will be the primary beneficiary. It's safe to say that Love does not love playing against the Celtics. Rotoworld.com 52 minutes ago
  • Tobias Harris gets stitches above eye
    Tobias Harris received stitches above his left eye and he will not return.

    Advice: He was bleeding quite a bit as he went to the locker room. Harris may go through concussion testing, but there is no word of anything on that front yet. He has a good chance to play on Sunday against the Hawks. Harris finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and one turnover in 28 minutes. Rotoworld.com 55 minutes ago
  • 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 Today, 5:31 pm
  • Rudy Gay (ankle) out for game vs. Nets
    Rudy Gay (left ankle) will not return on Friday.

    Advice: He tweaked his left ankle in the first quarter and tried to play through it, but it just wasn't feeling right for him. Omri Casspi will get a bump in minutes while Willie Cauley-Stein will play more, too. Darren Collison is also playing well tonight. Gay finished with two points, one rebound and one assist. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:22 pm
  • Rudy Gay exits Friday w/ left ankle injury
    Rudy Gay exited Friday's game after turning his left ankle and has returned.

    Advice: Gay walked off under his own power and might be able to return after having the ankle re-taped. It looks like he is fine. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:51 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (leg) doubtful Saturday vs. CHI
    Kevin Garnett (leg) is doubtful to play Saturday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Garnett isn't close to making a return, so plan on him being out tomorrow. Gorgui Dieng will continue to start, and needs to be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:44 pm
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  • 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 Today, 4:41 pm
  • Pau Gasol (hand) out Friday vs. the Nuggets
    Pau Gasol (hand) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, and Cameron Bairstow will start in his place.

    Advice: Bairstow hasn't done much at all this season, and while he'll be drawing the start tonight, Bobby Portis offers a lot more upside so he makes for a much more attractive DFS target. The Bulls are on the first game of a back-to-back set, so for now, we'll be considering Pau questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Timberwolves. Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler will be busy on offense sans Gasol. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:33 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 Today, 4:23 pm
  • 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 Today, 3:37 pm
  • Jae Crowder will play, has ankle taped
    Jae Crowder (ankle) will play against the Cavs and had his ankle taped.

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

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

    Advice: This is his surgically repaired knee that also kept him out for two games last month. An MRI ruled out any structural damage, but this isn't the usual DNP-REST with the news of needing an MRI. Coach Derek Fisher said there is no thought of shutting him down, but Melo could miss more games. Langston Galloway and Derrick Williams are the beneficiaries here while Arron Afflalo and Kristaps Porzingis also get more shots. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:51 pm
  • Chris Andersen (knee) not close to a return
    Chris Andersen (ankle, knee) is "unlikely to be back soon" for the Heat.

    Advice: Shocker. The 37-year-old big man has more DNPs this season (43) than minutes played (36). Rotoworld.com Today, 2:43 pm
  • Terrence Jones (concussion) out for Saturday
    Terrence Jones (concussion) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He suffered the concussion in the car accident on Wednesday. Jones will have to go through the protocol and could miss games through the break. That means more run for Josh Smith while Trevor Ariza continues to thrive at power forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:42 pm
  • 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 Today, 2:39 pm
  • Karl prefers Cauley-Stein in starting lineup
    Coach George Karl said he prefers using Willie Cauley-Stein in the starting lineup.

    Advice: He said he might adjust on the fly and added it's nice to see Cauley-Stein has closed out games. The rookie has seen his playing time drop a lot lately, so he's not quite the strongest asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:34 pm
  • Cousins, Rondo and McLemore expect to play
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle, knee), Rajon Rondo (toe) and Ben McLemore (wrist) are all expected to play against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: This isn't the biggest update of the day because all three are probable. Cousins had a couple minor bumps and bruises on Wednesday and it seems like every night he's suffering at least something small. For now, his owners can keep him in their lineups. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:58 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 Today, 12:10 pm
  • James Michael McAdoo out on Saturday
    James Michael McAdoo (toe) will not play against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: The Warriors are finally ruling McAdoo out early now. He is likely out through the break. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:52 am
  • Kevin Garnett likely out through break?
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is not close to a return.

    Advice: Coach Sam Mitchell said he likes the rotation as is. That means Gorgui Dieng should be locked in to the starting lineup. His scoring is way up, but Dieng's blocks have fallen off. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:33 am
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  • Kris Humphries (knee) will not play
    Kris Humphries (knee) will not play on Friday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: The big man is reporteldy progressing, but there is still no clear return date in sight. Leave him on the wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:14 am
  • 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 Today, 11:09 am
  • Pau Gasol (hand) remains questionable Friday
    Pau Gasol (hand) is still considered questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He is dealing with a left hand sprain, but it sounds like he will be a game-time call. The Bulls can't afford to lose any more bigs to injury, so Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis could be forced to log heavy minutes vs. the Nuggets. The Bulls could also look to play some small ball with Doug McDermott at the four. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:56 am
  • Jabari Parker says he's still adjusting
    Jabari Parker said that he's still adjusting to the NBA game.

    Advice: "It was all difficult," Parker said. "Getting your rhythm back, getting your wind back. Getting a feel for the game. Being able to develop a role now because guys weren't used to playing with me." Parker missed most of his rookie season after tearing his ACL, so it's not a surprise that he's still finding his role with Bucks. Milwaukee is rumored to be shopping Michael Carter-Williams and Greg Monroe before the deadline, so a trade could open up more responsibility for Parker on the offensive end. He's averaging 11.4 points and 4.6 boards on 49.2 percent shooting from the field. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:22 am
  • Nuggets looking to deal Joffrey Lauvergne?
    The Nuggets would reportedly want a late first-round pick in exchange for Joffrey Lauvergne.

    Advice: King Joffrey is behind Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic on the depth chart, so it wouldn't be a surprise if the Nuggets tried to deal him at the deadline. Nothing is imminent at the moment, so there's no real reason to stash Lauvergne in most formats. The 24-year-old center is averaging 7.8 points and 5.2 boards in 17.6 minutes per game this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:35 am
  • Richaun Holmes (ankle) to miss two games
    Richaun Holmes sprained his ankle in practice and is expected to miss the next two games.

    Advice: This means he will not play on Friday vs. the Wizards or Saturday against the Nets. The rookie has had some tough luck with injuries this season, but there's not many fantasy implications because he usually just plays minutes in the teens. Carl Landry and Jerami Grant could each pick up a few extra minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:35 am
  • Jae Crowder (ankle) is a game-time call
    Jae Crowder (ankle) is a game-time call on Friday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He sprained his ankle on Wednesday vs. the Pistons, but he did say that he is expecting to play. Regardless, Crowder will not go through shootaround and is a true game-time call, so his owners should have a backup plan ready just in case. If Crowder sits, expect Evan Turner and Marcus Smart to see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:05 am
  • Rockets gauging interest in Dwight Howard?
    According to Yahoo Sports, the Rockets have been gauging interest in Dwight Howard.

    Advice: The Celtics were one of the teams involved, but those talks have cooled because they don't want to part with any of their key assets or picks. The Rockets have downplayed the rumors, but if they didn't then that would reduce their leverage in trade talks. Howard is 30 years old with back and knee concerns, so several teams around the league would be hesitant to take a chance on him, especially considering he will be a free agent this summer. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:58 am
  • Willie Cauley-Stein wants to add to his game
    Willie Cauley-Stein wants to become an "all-around player" as opposed to just a rim protector.

    Advice: "Playing this game won’t be fun for me if I don’t become the player that I know I can become and the player they know I can become," Cauley-Stein said. "If I settled and was just a rim protector and an under-the-basket guy, then I cheated myself in life, that’s how I look at it." WCS's minutes have been trending down because coach George Karl doesn't fully trust him yet, so he's better suited for deeper leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:02 am
  • Cousins, Rondo, McLemore all probable for SAC
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle, knee), Rajon Rondo (toe) and Ben McLemore (wrist) are all listed as probable for Friday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: All three played on Wednesday, but Rondo didn't look great and Cousins went down a couple times during the game after getting popped in the knees. It sounds like all three players are good to go, but it's probably best to watch for updates just in case something comes up during the day on Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:21 pm
  • Meyers Leonard scored nine points
    Meyers Leonard scored nine points with five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: The 7'1" big has one block and one steal combined since Jan. 13. He's not rebounding and he's not shooting the ball well, so it's almost impossible to defend him as a hold right now in standard leagues. Noah Vonleh (ankle) shouldn't be out long. He barely has top-200 value in 2016. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Tarik Black scores four in 16 minutes
    Tarik Black (foot) scored four points in 16 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday with two rebounds.

    Advice: His foot injury didn't bother him. The Lakers are playing Black at power forward and center, but he's not a great add in almost any league. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 39 in loss to Lakers
    Anthony Davis scored 39 points with 11 rebounds, one steal and one block in 39 minutes against the Lakers during a 99-96 loss on Thursday.

    Advice: This one will sting a bit. The Pelicans are cold again with a three-game losing streak. Davis did look like he hurt his hand a bit, but he was fine. His fantasy owners have to be rooting for wins to lower the chances of a shutdown later this year. At least he's filling it up again. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:58 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 Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Dante Cunningham gets 32 minutes
    Dante Cunningham missed his one attempt from the field and went 1-of-2 from the line for one point with five rebounds, two assists and one block in 32 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: His minutes went up because the non-Jrue Holiday point guards were awful. Cunningham played some small forward tonight, but obviously he's not getting enough shots to matter in almost any league. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Dwight Howard scores 5, doesn't get ejected
    Dwight Howard scored five points with 16 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 33 minutes against the Suns.

    Advice: Hey, at least he didn't get ejected tonight. Howard's minutes were solid at 33, but Alex Len played nice defense on him. He'll be fine as long as he avoids getting more technical fouls. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Carmelo not shooting well, passing more?
    Carmelo Anthony made 4-of-18 from the field and 10-of-14 from the line for 19 points against the Pistons during a 111-105 loss on Thursday, adding 11 rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's not shooting the ball well at all. In his last six, he's made 32.6 percent from the field for 17.2 points per game. Only 15.7 percent of his shots have been at the rim and he's not hitting jumpers either. The good news is that his dimes and boards are up. With some concern about his knees last month, there's slightly more concern of Melo missing games. To be clear, there is no word of him being hurt right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:19 pm
  • Meyers Leonard listed as the starter
    Meyers Leonard is listed as the starter on Thursday against the Raptors for Noah Vonleh (ankle).

    Advice: This is pretty useless info because coach Terry Stotts make changes all the time. We'll pass along anything additional as it comes along. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:07 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 Yesterday, 4:12 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 Yesterday, 3:21 pm
  • Report: Rockets intend to keep Dwight Howard
    The Rockets reportedly have no intention of trading away Dwight Howard.

    Advice: Howard's name has been popping up in the rumor mill as of late, but for now, it would appear that the trade speculation involving big D-12 is nothing more than rumors. Howard would prefer to remain in Houston, and one source of ESPN insists that the Rockets have yet to have any "meaningful conversations" regarding Dwight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:19 pm
  • Pau Gasol (hand) questionable Friday vs. DEN
    Pau Gasol (left hand sprain) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly when Gasol suffered the injury, but if he's forced to the sidelines on Friday night, Bobby Portis would more than likely enter the starting five and he'd make for an excellent low-budget DFS play with a favorable matchup against Denver. Check back for another update on Pau following Friday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:47 pm
  • Tarik Black (foot) expected to play Thursday
    Tarik Black (foot) is expected to play Thursday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Black doesn't play enough minutes in Los Angeles to matter in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:09 am
  • Chris Andersen out vs Hornets on Friday
    Chris Andersen (knee) will miss Friday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Even when he's healthy, Andersen isn't a big part of the Heat's rotation and can be left on waivers in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:58 am
  • Willie Cauley-Stein committed to working hard
    Willie Cauley-Stein is working hard to show that no one outworks him.

    Advice: Cauley-Stein is just a rookie, but said he is committed to showing the rest of the league how hard he works. "My whole mentality my rookie year is nobody outworks me," Cauley-Stein said. "That’s going to build the foundation. As soon as I become a vet, I already have that niche on me, like, you’re not going to outwork him, so what do you do now?" Work ethic aside, the rookie has been struggling as of late and can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:44 am
  • Dwight Howard shoots down trade rumors
    Dwight Howard attempted to shoot down trade rumors involving the Celtics.

    Advice: There had been reports that the Celtics were interested in acquiring Howard's services, but D-12 did his best to downplay those rumors. "There's always going into be rumors and speculation," Howard said. "I don't want to pay attention to it. I didn't say it. What can I do? There's nothing I can say." Howard can opt-out of his contract after the season, so there is some incentive for the Rockets to explore his trade value. For now, fantasy owners should continue to start Howard as long as he's healthy as he's averaging 14.4 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, and 1.0 steals on 60.8 percent shooting from the field. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:46 am
  • Crowder rolls ankle, but says he's OK
    Jae Crowder sprained his ankle on Wednesday against the Pistons, but said after the game that he expects to play on Friday after momentarily being crumpled in pain after Marcus Morris fell onto his lower leg.

    Advice: "I’m a little banged up but it’s a part of it and it’s about that time of the season where a lot of guys are getting nicks and knacks," he said. "But I’ll take care of my body the next few days and get ready for the next one." Crowder had 12 points, six boards and four steals in the win, and the Celtics play at Cleveland on Friday, so owners will want to check back and make sure Crowder's good to go. He came into Wednesday's game with a calf injury, but was able to play through it. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:43 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 30 in loss
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) returned from a one-game absence and scored 30 points during a 107-102 loss to the Bulls on Wednesday, adding 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals, two blocks and six turnovers.

    Advice: He was 12-of-25 from the field and 6-of-11 from the line for a 38.1 usage rate in his 37 minutes. Cousins was bothered by something at the end of the game and said something to Bulls assistant Randy Brown. "We just had a few words, nothing serious, just trash talk," Cousins said after the game. Boogie also had a couple leg injuries tonight, but it didn't affect his playing time. He is dodging some bullets when it comes to injuries right now. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:55 pm
  • Willie Cauley-Stein scores two
    Willie Cauley-Stein scored two points with five rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: While Trill is known for his defense, the Kings are not playing well while he's out there. Cauley-Stein has the worst defensive rating among the eight players with more than 100 minutes combined in the last six games. He's trending down and his low upside is something to remember if you spot a higher-upside player on the wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:51 pm
  • Anthony Davis drops 28 with 4 steals & blocks
    Anthony Davis scored 28 points with 10 rebounds, four assists, four steals and four blocks during a 110-97 loss to the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kevin Durant exploded and Stephen Curry dropped 51, so this near 5x5 will probably not get much attention. He is the only player in the last 20 seasons to drop two lines of at least 25 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, four blocks and four steals in his career (Dec. 2, 2014). Stay healthy, big fella. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:49 pm
  • Kevin Love cools off but still double-doubles
    Kevin Love cooled off vs. Charlotte on Wednesday with 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting, including a 2-of-7 mark from downtown.

    Advice: It wasn't a total loss, as Love added 12 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist in 36 minutes. This snaps an eight-game streak of double-digit scoring for Love, tying his season high, and he's still been a top-30 option (9-cat) since the start of 2016. He'll look to bounce back vs. the visiting Celtics on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:09 pm
  • KG out again for Wednesday night
    Kevin Garnett will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Wolves should probably do us all a favor and rule him out to the break. Garnett can be ignored in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:11 pm
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  • DeMarcus Cousins will play on Wednesday
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will play against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: Sam Amick of USA Today adds the Kings need this win, which is true due to teams like the Blazers getting hot. Boogie's return will bump Kosta Koufos back to the bench while he takes shots away from basically the entire team due to his league-leading usage rate. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:20 pm
  • Terrence Jones involved in car accident
    Terrence Jones was involved a car accident on Wednesday and has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Suns.

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

    Advice: The big man is nearing a return and went through a workout during the morning shootaround, but he still hasn't been cleared to play. His role will be limited when he returns because the Wizards are playing a lot of small ball, so he's not worth stashing in almost any league. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:20 pm
  • Jae Crowder (calf) good to go
    Jae Crowder (calf) is ready to play on Wednesday against the Pistons.

    Advice: He was never in doubt, but the team did mention as they announced actives. Crowder should be close to 30 minutes tonight in a slightly sub-par matchup for him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:53 pm
  • Tarik Black (left foot) probable for Thursday
    Tarik Black had an X-ray on his left foot and the results were negative.

    Advice: It's good news and he's probable to play on Thursday. Black is getting some minutes now with Larry Nance out and temporarily ahead of Ryan Kelly. He can be ignored in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:04 pm
  • Boogie, McLemore and Rondo shoot around
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle), Rajon Rondo (turf toe) and Ben McLemore (wrist) all went through shootaround on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is a good sign for Cousins, but he's still questionable for now and is almost certainly going to be a game-time decision for tonight's late start. If he can't go, that should mean more minutes for Kosta Koufos, Willie Cauley-Stein and Omri Casspi. The Kings usually have an official report in the afternoon. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:42 am
  • Kevin Garnett (leg) doubtful vs. LAC
    Kevin Garnett (right knee) is doubtful to play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is probably not going to play, which puts Gorgui Dieng in the starting lineup. Garnett can be ignored in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:39 am
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  • Report: Dwight Howard to Boston unlikely
    The reported talks between Boston and Houston revolving around Dwight Howard are unlikely to advance past the discussion phase, according to sources of A. Sherrod Blakely.

    Advice: Boston is reportedly looking to add a low-post scorer so that they can become more efficient in halfcourt sets, but both health and attitude concerns for the 30-year-old veteran have the Celtics hesitant to give up much to land big D-12. He's also likely to opt-out of his contract this offseason in order to hit free agency, so it doesn't seem likely that the Celtics will give up meaningful assets for what could be a half-year rental. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:37 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
  • Kris Humphries (knee) misses shootaround
    Kris Humphries (knee) worked out, but did not participate during Wednesday morning's shootaround.

    Advice: With Humphries sitting out shootaround, we're going to go ahead and consider him doubtful for tonight's game given that he hasn't played since January 3. He belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:02 am
  • NBA rescinds one technical foul for Howard
    The league has decided to rescind one technical foul for Dwight Howard, bringing his total for the season down to 11.

    Advice: Howard is going to need to do a much better job of controlling his emotions as he was ejected in back-to-back games to close out the month of January, and he was also suspended for Tuesday's game for making contact with an official during Saturday’s loss to the Wizards. If D12 gets to 16 techs, he'll face another one-game suspension. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:58 am
  • Report: Chicago could still trade Pau Gasol?
    The Bulls may not be done exploring the trade market for Pau Gasol, according to sources of K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

    Advice: The Bulls would like to re-sign Gasol as a free agent this offseason, but only at their price. Chicago may not be able to compete with some of the offers Pau will receive on the open market, and if they feel that they won't be able to retain him as an unrestricted free agent, they may elect to trade him away and start rebuilding around Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic, Bobby Portis and Doug McDermott. As for fantasy hoops, Gasol's value will be safe regardless of what jersey he's wearing. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:12 am
  • Report: Boston interested in Dwight Howard?
    The Celtics have reportedly reached out to the Rockets to discuss the availability of Dwight Howard.

    Advice: At 30 years old, and set to hit free agency this offseason, Dwight isn't a great fit at all with the Celtics. It doesn't seem very likely that Celtics GM Danny Ainge would be willing to give up much to land the Houston big man, so it doesn't seem likely that anything will come of this report. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:54 am
  • Jabari Parker struggles with foul trouble
    Jabari Parker picked up three fouls in the first half of Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers, finishing with six points, one board, one assist, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: His playing time didn't really suffer because of the foul trouble as he played 21 minutes in the second half as the Bucks tried to rally. Parker did score a total of 33 points in his previous two games (16.5 ppg), so his owners shouldn't cut him for one bad performance. He's a low-end player in standard leagues, but hopefully the Bucks will feature him on offense more down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:20 pm
  • Meyers Leonard scores nine points in win
    Meyers Leonard scored nine points with five boards, two assists and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes vs. the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Advice: The minutes were nice, but the production could've been a little better. He scored 13 points with three treys in 32 minutes on Sunday, but he has been very inconsistent all season. However, Noah Vonleh went down with an ankle sprain and could miss time, so Leonard could be looking at additional minutes moving forward. For now, just put him on your radar if you could use a big capable of knocking down a couple of treys. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:27 pm
  • Terrence Jones has 11 & 7 in 29 minutes
    Terrence Jones played 29 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots for 11 points, seven rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Knicks.

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

    Advice: He was iffy coming in with the injury but looked fine tonight. Get him back in your lineup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:00 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony double-doubles again
    Carmelo Anthony had 16 points, 14 rebounds and four assists before fouling out of Tuesday's loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: His shooting still isn't pretty, as he's hit just 17-of-48 shots over his last three games, but in an odd coincidence, he's also double-doubled in all three of those, averaging 19.7 points and 11.3 rebounds. He's making his money on the boards and at the free throw line right now, as he's hit 22-of-26 free throws over that stretch. Now let's just hope his shot starts falling and his knee stays healthy. And we'll admit that neither is guaranteed to happen. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:31 pm
  • Cousins and Rondo are questionable Wednesday
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) and Rajon Rondo (turf toe) are questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Boogie went through a light practice on Tuesday and was moving around well, so he will likely be a game-time call. If he does end up sitting out, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kosta Koufos will play heavy minutes in the frontcourt. Rudy Gay will benefit the most from a fantasy standpoint, though. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:53 pm
  • Jae Crowder (shin/calf) will start Tuesday
    Jae Crowder (shin/calf) will start on Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

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

    Advice: Jones logged a season-low six minutes in his previous outing, but he'll likely return to a 20-minute role with the Rockets if Capela can't give it a go tonight. Josh Smith would likely see his playing time in the high-20s, but neither guy makes for all that attractive of a DFS option with a tough matchup against Miami. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:43 pm
  • Jae Crowder (calf) expected to play Tuesday
    Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that he thinks Jae Crowder (shin/calf) will play Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Stevens added that Crowder has been cleared to play after suffering the injury to his calf/shin during Monday's practice, so owners can feel free to get him active for tonight's favorable matchup with the Knicks. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:08 pm
  • James Michael McAdoo (toe) out vs. Washington
    James Michael McAdoo (toe) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: There's a reason why his ownership percentage in Yahoo! Leagues is at zero. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:51 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins goes through light practice
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) went through a light practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: For what it's worth, Cousins appeared to be in "good spirits" during Tuesday's practice, and the ankle injury didn't seem to bother him much while he went through some 1-on-1 work (video below). For now, we'll be considering DMC questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls, and if he's unable to play Rudy Gay would take the reigns on offense with more minutes falling to guys like Omri Casspi, Kosta Koufos and Willie Cauley-Stein. Check back for another update on DeMarcus following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:39 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (leg) out Tuesday vs. Lakers
    Kevin Garnett (leg) will not play Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Garnett said that it's his right leg, and not specifically his right knee that has been bothering him, but he added that it's been feeling better and he expects to get back on the court "soon." His next opportunity to play will come Wednesday vs. the Clippers, so we'll be considering him questionable for that one. However, Garnett is only playing 14.7 minutes per game this season, so there's no reason to own him in any league. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:29 pm
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  • Chris Andersen out vs Rockets on Tuesday
    Chris Andersen (knee) will not play against the Rockets on Tuesday.

    Advice: Andersen made the trip with the Heat after missing nine consecutive games, but will not play against the Rockets on Tuesday. Birdman isn't a big part of the Heat's rotation anyway and can be left on waivers in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:16 am
  • Dwight Howard suspended for Tuesday vs MIA
    Dwight Howard has been suspended for Tuesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Howard will miss Tuesday's game for contacting an official during Saturday's game against the Wizards. Howard will be back for Thursday's game against the Suns, while Clint Capela, Josh Smith, and Terrence Jones will all see a boost in value on Tuesday night. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:57 am
  • John Henson out Tuesday vs Trail Blazers
    John Henson (back) will miss Tuesday's game against the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: Henson will miss his fourth consecutive game on Tuesday and shouldn't be owned in anything by deeper fantasy leagues at this point. Miles Plumlee will see some extra run against the Blazers, but doesn't carry much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:40 am
  • Blake Griffin still waiting on discipline
    Blake Griffin (hand) is still waiting to hear from the league about his punishment from the league.

    Advice: The Clippers are hoping to hear from the league about Griffin's discipline soon, but a decision may not be imminent, according to sources. Griffin is expected to miss up to two months with a fractured right hand and will likely miss more time due to a suspension when he returns, so fantasy owners may not get him back until mid-to-late March. Short of having a a free IR spot, stashing Griffin could be a detrimental move for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:20 am
  • Pau Gasol fouls out, scores 19 points
    Pau Gasol scored 19 points in 40 minutes against the Jazz on Monday, adding eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He only played 29 minutes in a blowout loss on Sunday, so coach Fred Hoiberg gave him some serious burn. Gasol would have played more, but he fouled out in OT. Shockingly, Gasol hasn't committed six personal fouls in a game since Feb. 23, 2011. He'll be a fantasy stud as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:27 pm
  • Rudy Gay feasts vs. the Bucks with 32 points
    Rudy Gay was phenomenal in a 111-104 win over the Bucks on Monday with 32 points on 13-of-20 shooting with nine boards, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) sat this one out, so Gay predictably took control of the offense and helped the Kings snap a four-game losing streak. Cousins' status for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls is up in the air, so Gay could be a popular target in DFS if Boogie misses another game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:59 pm
  • Jabari Parker scores 16 points in loss
    Jabari Parker scored 16 points with seven boards, two assists, two steals and two turnovers vs. the Kings on Monday.

    Advice: He was 8-of-12 from the field, but he didn't get to the free throw line in this one. Parker is basically the fourth option on offense behind Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greg Monroe and Khris Middleton, but even though he doesn't shoot 3-pointers he is still helping his owners enough in points, boards, FG percentage and FT percentage to warrant ownership in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:47 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 23 points vs. Grizzlies
    Anthony Davis scored 23 points during a 110-95 loss on Monday, adding nine rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: His wrist injury from the weekend didn't seem to bother him. Davis isn't quite putting up the same per-minute numbers as he was last year, but his owners won't care as long as he's not missing games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:14 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores just nine points
    Ryan Anderson scored just nine points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, four turnovers and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: The dip in usage was the big story here, making just 3-of-9 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line. Even with Anthony Davis back, Anderson should be very good for as long as Tyreke Evans (knee) is out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:00 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) plays three minutes
    Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) played just three minutes on Monday vs. the Raptors and hit both of his shots to finish with four points.

    Advice: King Joffrey isn't in the rotation right now and it's not a good sign that he played just a few minutes in a blowout win. This is Nikola Jokic's world now and Lauvergne is no longer a viable option in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:42 pm
  • James Michael McAdoo (toe) doubtful Wed
    James Michael McAdoo (toe) is doubtful to play the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: He hasn't played in a month, so don't expect to see him out there. McAdoo isn't in the rotation anyways and is not a fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:27 pm
  • Garnett, Pekovic and Martin are doubtful
    Kevin Garnett (knee), Nikola Pekovic (sore foot) and Kevin Martin (wrist) are all considered doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: To be clear, KG isn't going to play. The 39-year-old veteran is a shut-down candidate and plays minutes in the teens when he is active, so he can be ignored in all leagues. Gorgui Dieng is a must-own player. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:45 pm
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  • John Henson (back) will not play on Monday
    John Henson (back) will not play against the Kings on Monday.

    Advice: His back injury could keep him out beyond tonight. Miles Plumlee would likely get some more run behind Greg Monroe tonight, but has very little value. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:22 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) ruled out for Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will not play against the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: Cousins couldn't put weight on his ankle after the injury, but he is walking around now. His owners in weekly leagues may want to rest him this week. With Boogie out, the Kings will go small at any chance they can. Omri Casspi, Kosta Koufos, Darren Collison and Willie Cauley-Stein should all play more. Plus, Boogie's league-leading usage rate among qualifiers will lead to more shots for everyone. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:56 pm
  • Dwight Howard still has pain in shoulder
    Dwight Howard (shoulder) said he still has pain and it's "not something that's going away in the next couple days."

    Advice: He said it wasn't serious at Monday's practice. After being ejected twice this past weekend, Howard also said he won't do anything in the direction of the refs. He sounds like he'll be good to go for Tuesday against the Heat. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:31 pm
  • Kris Humphries out on Monday, progressing
    Kris Humphries (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Humphries hasn't played in a month because he's been dealing with calcification in his knee, but the veteran big man said he was "close" to returning. When he does get back on the floor, it won't matter to fantasy GMs, who can leave him floating on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:32 am
  • Crowder suffers shin/calf injury at practice
    Jae Crowder suffered a shin/calf injury at Monday's practice, leaving his status for Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks up in the air.

    Advice: It was originally termed a shin injury, but Crowder said he was "concerned" that it could be a calf strain. The latter would be more worrisome and could cause a multi-game absence, but we'll know more when the Celtics provide a clearer update. If Crowder is forced to miss time, Evan Turner would likely slide into the starting five with Marcus Smart's role increasing. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:23 am
  • Lue wants Kevin Love to go back into the post
    Kevin Love said Tyronn Lue has told him that he needs to return to being a "power player."

    Advice: "He basically said that I need to go back to being more in the post, a power player, more demonstrative down there," Love said. "He just said I need to be aggressive every game and play hard. He said I'm only going to get the best out of myself if I play hard every night." The big man previously admitted that getting touches closer to the basket helps his comfort level in the flow of a game, so those with Love on the roster have to be feeling romantic about his outlook with Valentine's Day two weeks away. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:42 am
  • Love feels more involved w/ close touches, FT
    Kevin Love admitted that getting touches closer to the basket helps him feel more involved in the game.

    Advice: "When I get to the free-throw line and get those close touches, it helps me have continuity and feel a little bit of a flow, involved in the offense," Love said. "It makes the hoop bigger in a lot of ways just getting those easy touches." Love has eclipsed 20 points scored in three straight games, averaging 23.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.0 blocks and 3.7 triples on 51.0 percent shooting during that stretch. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:03 am
  • Pau Gasol says the Bulls 'lack discipline'
    In an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio, Pau Gasol said that the Bulls "lack discipline."

    Advice: We don't have the full context of the quote, but this comes a day after a 27-point blowout loss to a Clippers team that is playing without Blake Griffin. Despite Chicago's inconsistencies, Gasol has been fantastic in his contract season, averaging 16.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.1 blocks and 0.5 steals on 47.3 percent shooting. Unlike most players at this stage of their careers, Gasol is in line for a raise on his next deal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:27 am
  • Report: HOU trying to rescind Howard's techs
    The Rockets "have petitioned the NBA to rescind the four technical fouls" Dwight Howard has received over his last two games, a source told ESPN.

    Advice: Houston might have a problem after interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff roasted the zebras for "the way referees officiate Dwight" following Saturday's loss to Washington, but the Rockets will at least try to put Howard in a better situation to avoid an automatic one-game suspension as a result of his technical fouls. Bickerstaff criticized the officials for failing to do their jobs while adding that the referees purposefully allowed the opposition to attack Howard beneath the basket. Good luck with that petition. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:16 am
  • Meyers Leonard w/ three 3-pointers in 32 mins
    Meyers Leonard had 13 points, six rebounds, three 3-pointers, one assist and one block in 32 minutes on Sunday, the most playing time he's seen in January.

    Advice: The Wolves and Blazers shot a combined 10-of-43 from deep tonight, so Leonard's 3-of-7 mark stood out like a beacon of efficiency. He's shooting well but simply hasn't contributed enough across-the-board stats to be worth owning in typical leagues -- thus far in 2016 he's averaging 5.2 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.2 blocks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:00 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony double-doubles in loss
    Carmelo Anthony double-doubled in Sunday's loss to the Warriors, scoring 24 points with 10 boards in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He shot 8-of-18 from the field and added two assists, two blocks and three turnovers, but it was encouraging that he was able to play such heavy minutes. Anthony has admitted that he is still battling soreness in his surgically-repaired left knee, so it's not the worst idea to sell high. The Knicks will need to start winning some games to lower the shut-down risk. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:30 pm
  • John Henson (back) questionable Monday
    John Henson (back) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: The big man has missed the last two games with a sore lower back, so don't be surprised if the Bucks err on the side of caution. Greg Monroe will play heavy minutes if Henson can't play, while Miles Plumlee could see a few minutes off the bench. Henson is only worth stashing if you need blocks in a deeper league. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:00 pm
  • Jae Crowder falls flat in 25 minutes Sunday
    Jae Crowder fell flat vs. the Magic on Sunday, posting five points on 2-of-8 shooting with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Crowder didn't commit any turnovers but this is one of his worst fantasy outings all season, as he has spoiled owners with copious across-the-board production. Boston made a push with a strong effort from the second unit tonight, which limited Crowder's playing time, and he should reclaim a 32-minute role vs. the Knicks on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:56 pm
  • Kevin Garnett, Kevin Martin out Sunday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) and Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play on Sunday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: This will be Garnett's fourth straight game on the shelf and the Wolves won't be in any hurry to rush him back. Gorgui Dieng has been playing really well as the starting power forward, so he should benefit the most on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:44 pm
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  • Pau Gasol double-doubles with five assists
    Pau Gasol double-doubled in 29 minutes during Sunday's blowout loss to the Clippers, tallying 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting with 14 rebounds, five assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: Pau is in a contract year, and he’s been nothing short of elite this season posting averages of 16.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.1 blocks and 2.0 turnovers per game on 47.0 percent shooting from the field and 79.5 percent from the stripe. That’s been good enough for top-20 value, and as long as the 35-year-old can stay healthy, he’s not going to dip from his early-round evaluation. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:10 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) probable for Monday
    Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) is probable to play Monday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Lauvergne picked up a DNP-CD on Saturday, and his minutes have been on a downward trajectory as of late with Nikola Jokic playing very well as the starting center. Lauvergne can be cut in most leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:56 pm
  • Chris Andersen (knee) out Sunday vs. Atlanta
    Chris Andersen (knee) will remain sidelined for Sunday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: It'll be the Birdman's ninth consecutive game on the sidelines, and he's not even expected to play at any point during Miami's upcoming three-game road trip. We're going to consider him "out indefinitely," and he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues, as he's a negligible part of the rotation even when healthy. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:33 pm
  • James Michael McAdoo (toe) out Sunday vs. NYK
    James Michael McAdoo (toe) will not play Sunday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: McAdoo hasn't played in a month now, so we're going to switch his status to out indefinitely. He possesses zero fantasy value, even when healthy. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:50 am
  • Lakers recall Tarik Black
    The Lakers have recalled Tarik Black from the D-League.

    Advice: This means he will be available for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets, but he will only see limited minutes at best. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:10 am
  • Tarik Black assigned to D-League
    Tarik Black has been assigned to the D-League.

    Advice: Head coach Byron Scott hasn't been pleased with Black's development this season, but he will likely get some minutes towards the end of the season with the Lakers tanking. Black is not a fantasy asset, though. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:35 am
  • NBA still looking into Blake Griffin incident
    The NBA's investigation of Blake Griffin (hand) is still ongoing.

    Advice: Griffin is expected to miss up to two months of action because of his hand, but he could face some discipline from either the NBA or the Clippers. "He feels awful about it, and he's let everyone know that," Coach Doc Rivers said. "That's all you can do. You have to forgive people at some point. I believe that. We built Richard Nixon a library. I mean, my goodness, you forgive people." Unless you have an IR spot, stashing Griffin at this point in the season will be very difficult. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:09 am
  • Rudy Gay returned to action on Saturday January 30. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:36 am
  • Terrence Jones plays six minutes in loss
    Terrence Jones played a season-low six minutes in Saturday's loss to the Grizzlies, scoring two points on 1-of-4 shooting.

    Advice: Prior to Saturday's game, coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that the Josh Smith trade has hurt Jones' playing time and he took the blame for the forward's recent struggles. Regardless, Jones is clearly out of the rotation in Houston, so only a trade can save his season at this point. If you're still stashing him, feel free to let him go if he is not dealt by the Feb. 18 trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:15 pm
  • Willie Cauley-Stein plays just 16 minutes
    Willie Cauley-Stein played just 16 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday, scoring two points with five boards and one steal.

    Advice: Coach George Karl still doesn't fully trust the rookie, and that was evident on Saturday. WCS also played just 15 minutes on Thursday, so his owners should be getting a little nervous. However, DeMarcus Cousins went down with an ankle sprain vs. the Grizzlies, So WCS could be looking at heavy minutes if the All-Star misses time. He is not a must-own player by any means, though. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:19 pm
  • Rudy Gay (eye) scores 21 points in return
    Rudy Gay (eye) returned from a two-game absence on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies and scored 21 points with seven boards, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins left the game late with a pretty nasty ankle sprain, so Gay could take on a larger role in the offense if Boogie misses some time. His vision wasn't a problem tonight and he was in a good rhythm, shooting 6-of-12 from the field and connecting on all seven of his 3-pointers. Gay could be very busy on Monday vs. the Bucks so keep that in mind in DFS. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:11 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 20 points in return
    Anthony Davis scored 20 points in his return from a concussion on Saturday, adding 16 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

    Advice: He had a horrendous start, missing all 10 shots from the field before finishing 9-of-22 overall. Davis did not completely come out of this game unscathed with an apparent left wrist injury. He did play through it and actually turned it on after that. Stay healthy, Mr. Brow. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:10 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 24 points off bench
    Ryan Anderson scored 24 points off the bench on Saturday against the Nets with six rebounds, five assists, one block, two steals and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: As long as Tyreke Evans (knee) is out, Anderson is going to be hanging some big stat lines. While coming off the bench isn't the sexiest thing in fantasy, shots are shots and Anderson is getting a lot of them with other stats. Expect him to be in the top-50 neighborhood in standard leagues going forward. He was a third-rounder in January. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:06 pm
  • Lauvergne gets a DNP-CD
    Joffrey Lauvergne was a DNP-CD on Saturday.

    Advice: It took a while, but the cream has risen to the top and Nikola Jokic is getting some heavy burn. Lauvergne can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:06 pm
  • Rudy Gay (eye) will start vs. the Grizzlies
    Rudy Gay (eye) will start against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: He has missed the last two games, but he isn't expected to have any limitations tonight. His return will send Omri Casspi to the bench, but he is still worth owning in standard leagues. Gay is safe to plug back into lineups. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:28 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful for Sunday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is doubtful vs. the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: The Wolves will not let the 39-year-old veteran play at less than 100 percent, so don't expect to see him out there. Coach Sam Mitchell has finally freed Gorgui Dieng, so he is a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:13 pm
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  • Anthony Davis back for Saturday
    Anthony Davis (concussion) will play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: His concussion issue is behind him, which is a pleasant surprise after the scary incident on Monday. Ryan Anderson will move to the bench for tonight's game, but he should still have plenty of chances to score with Tyreke Evans (knee) out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:27 pm
  • McAdoo ruled out again
    James Michael McAdoo (toe) is out for Saturday against the 76ers.

    Advice: Why haven't the Warriors just ruled him out indefinitely? Anyway, we might see more Kevon Looney tonight along with Marreese Speights. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:15 am
  • Anthony Davis not listed with the starters
    Anthony Davis (concussion) is not listed with the probable starters for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Game notes are very unreliable, but Davis' status is still unclear because the Pelicans did not have a morning shootaround. Davis is still considered questionable, but he is probably a little closer to doubtful. Ryan Anderson will benefit the most if he is held out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:36 am
  • Kris Humphries (knee) misses practice
    Kris Humphries (knee) did not practice on Saturday.

    Advice: He was getting up some shots on the side and has been able to do a little more, but he isn't going to be ready in time for Saturday's game vs. the Rockets. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:02 am
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) is expected to play
    Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) is expected to play on Saturday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He has missed two games in a row, but the big man went through shootaround and must be feeling a lot better. King Joffrey has only been getting minutes in the teens lately, but hopefully he doesn't take any playing time away from Kenneth Faried and Nikola Jokic. He is not on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:22 am
  • Carmelo (knee) is still dealing with soreness
    Carmelo Anthony said that he is still experiencing discomfort in his knee.

    Advice: "It’s still there," Anthony said of the soreness. "But if I wait until there’s no soreness, then I’ll be out the whole season." While it sounds like he wants to keep playing, the All-Star forward's knee concern are not going away any time soon and his owners should be a little concerned. If the Knicks can stay somewhat relevant in the East, the shut-down risk won't be as high. If you do own Anthony, it's not a bad idea to handcuff him with Derrick Williams in a deeper league. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:24 am
  • Jabari Parker cooling off again
    Jabari Parker scored 17 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 39 minutes against the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: He didn't have a backup with Johnny O'Bryant out and he had a decent game tonight. Parker is playing 35.0 minutes per game in his last five, averaging 12.0 points, 7.0 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.8 steals on 54.8 percent from the field. He's kind of been "on" in that span, that's still barely top-80 value. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:53 pm
  • Kevin ove scores 29 points vs. Pistons
    Kevin Love scored a game-high 29 points against the Pistons on Friday during a 114-106 win, adding six rebounds, three assists and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: A lot of day-time sports shows have a target on Love, but it's easy to forget how great he can be on offense. He's not being used too much and his rebounds are down a tad, but expect Love to flirt with top-30 value going forward. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:45 pm
  • Tobias Harris scores 10 points in loss
    Tobias Harris scored 10 points with seven rebounds and two 3-pointers against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: Jae Crowder locked him down for some of this game. The lineup change hasn't affected Tobias much, averaging 15.2 points, 6.4 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.8 blocks and 1.6 treys in his last five. He should be a mid-round guy with a fairly high floor. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:43 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony flirts with trip-dub in win
    Carmelo Anthony (knee) flirted with a triple-double against the Suns on Friday during an easy 102-84 win, scoring 19 points with 10 rebounds, eight assists, four steals and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He was just 5-of-14 from the field, but his knee issues didn't seem to be apparent. Anthony was looking to pass much more than usual, but there's no need to draw conclusions here. Hopefully, his knee soreness is behind him, but that joint will be under the microscope going forward. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:27 pm
  • John Henson (back) won't play vs. Miami
    John Henson (back) will not play vs. Miami on Friday.

    Advice: He's dealing with a sore lower back and has now missed two straight games, leaving him questionable for Monday's road game in Sacramento. The Bucks' frontcourt will be even more short-handed since Johnny O'Bryant is doubtful tonight due to the birth of his child. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:27 pm
  • Anthony Davis, Tyreke questionable vs. BK
    Anthony Davis (concussion) and Tyreke Evans (knee) are questionable to play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The probable starters are Norris Cole, Bryce Dejean-Jones, Alonzo Gee, Ryan Anderson and Omer Asik. Davis is improving and may have a shot to play. If he can't go, Ryno will get a chance to build off his 36-point gem. Omer Asik was also very good, but he can't be trusted. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:22 pm
  • Melo and Porzingis in, Calderon out
    Carmelo Anthony (knee) and Kristaps Porzingis (illness) will play and Jose Calderon (groin) will not on Friday against the Suns.

    Advice: Anthony still has some soreness in his knee as of Thursday, but the plan was for him to play tonight. With Melo back, that'll move Lance Thomas back to the bench while Derrick Williams becomes less important. There should also be less Arron Afflalo post-ups. Get Melo in your lineups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:50 pm
  • Rudy Gay (eye) ready to return on Saturday
    Rudy Gay (eye) is ready to return on Saturday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: It's still unknown if Gay will have goggles for this game. Gay missed two games after being hit in the eye on Monday, but he should be able to get back into the 30s for minutes off the bat. Expect to see less of Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore and Willie Cauley-Stein. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:30 pm
  • Rudy Gay at practice with goggles
    Rudy Gay (eye) was at practice on Friday with goggles.

    Advice: It sounds like he'll be ready to go for Saturday against the Grizzlies for a revenge game. His return would be bad news for Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore and Willie Cauley-Stein. Gay's owners can plan on plugging him back into their lineups. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:25 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony could play
    Carmelo Anthony (knee) said most of the soreness in his knee is gone and is questionable to play against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He did make it sound like there's chance he plays Friday. "I don’t want to come back and deal with a back-to-back situation,’’ Anthony said at Thursday's morning shootaround. "I’ll have another day under my belt and hopefully prepare for tomorrow.’’ The fact that he still even has some soreness is somewhat discouraging. If he can't go, we'll see more Derrick Williams, Lance Thomas and way too many Arron Afflalo post-up plays. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:55 am
  • John Henson (back) now questionable
    John Henson (back) is questionable to play against the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Jason Kidd said yesterday he is not sure on Henson, so he's slightly closer to doubtful. Miles Plumlee would back up Greg Monroe, who has a decent matchup tonight. Plumlee is not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:24 am
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play Friday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play on Friday vs. the Jazz as expected.

    Advice: A 39-year-old veteran dealing with a sore knee is not good, so expect KG to miss more time. Gorgui Dieng exploded for 21 points and nine boards in his last game, so he should benefit the most in KG's absence. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:07 am
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  • Report: Blake Griffin could miss two months
    According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, Blake Griffin (hand) could miss two months of action.

    Advice: His original timetable was established at 4-6 weeks, but even Doc Rivers suggested that the timetable wasn't realistic. This would mean that Griffin wouldn't return to the court until the end of March at the earliest, so his owners may be forced to evaluate other options if they don't have an IR spot. In the meantime, DeAndre Jordan, J.J. Redick and Chris Paul will all benefit. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:26 am
  • Report: Rudy Gay is available in trade talks
    The Kings would reportedly trade Rudy Gay if the "right deal" came along.

    Advice: More specifically, the Kings would want a quality young player in return with more than a year left on their deal. The Kings are desperate to get into the playoffs this season, but moving Gay would certainly be an add move because the team lacks a dominant offensive threat other than DeMarcus Cousins. Nothing is imminent, and Gay's value should be safe regardless of what uniform he wears. He is still considered day-to-day with an eye injury. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:30 am
  • Pistons will pursue Ryan Anderson this summer
    The Pistons will pursue Ryan Anderson when he becomes a free agent this summer.

    Advice: Detroit doesn't want to give up any assets, so they're not expected to make a move for Anderson prior to the Feb. 18 deadline. Anderson should still receive a ton of interest at the deadline since he is on an expiring deal, but the Pelicans will be less likely to deal him if they keep winning games. Ryno could be a top-50 player for the rest of the season and just dropped 36 points vs. the Kings on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:24 am
  • Pau Gasol scores 21 points vs. Lakers
    Pau Gasol scored 21 points with 12 rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block in 31 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: Gasol crushed his former team, which isn't a surprise. After the game on TNT, Gasol said "it's hard to see how things have changed" with the Lakers. The Bulls are likely going to re-sign Gasol, so he is very unlikely to be dealt. He should be a top-20 player this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:34 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 36 points in win
    Ryan Anderson matched his career-high 36 points during a 114-105 win over the Kings on Thursday, adding nine rebounds, four assists and five 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: No Anthony Davis (concussion), no Tyreke Evans (knee), no Eric Gordon (finger), no problem. The Kings transformed into the Kangz in the first half and allowed Ryno to drop 30 points before halftime. He's going to feast as long as Davis is out and should be solid sans Evans, but expect Anderson to flirt with top-50 value going forward regardless. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:46 pm
  • Jabari Parker struggles in loss
    Jabari Parker struggled on Thursday vs. the Grizzlies, scoring seven points with eight boards and one steal in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't very aggressive and shot just 2-of-5 from the field. Parker has been taking a backseat to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greg Monroe and Khris Middleton on offense, and he doesn't have much upside because he doesn't take 3-pointers. He is averaging 10.4 points, 6.4 boards, 2.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks on 55.6 percent shooting over his last five games, which is only good for top-100 value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:25 pm
  • Willie Cauley-Stein gets torched
    Willie Cauley-Stein played just 15 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday with six points, one rebound, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Ryan Anderson destroyed him in the first half, so Quincy Acy started the second half. Cauley-Stein's value is not going to come from the offensive end unless he's getting dunks in transition or being left open around the rim, so he'll be inconsistent. Expect him to be better, but he's not quite in the upper echelon of hot pickups like Myles Turner. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:57 pm
  • James Michael McAdoo (toe) doubtful Sat
    James Michael McAdoo (toe) is doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return, so don't count on seeing him Saturday. He isn't in the rotation, so McAdoo belongs on the wire. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:44 pm
  • Darrell Arthur gets 21 minutes
    Darrell Arthur (quad) scored 13 points with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes against the Wizards on Thursday.

    Advice: It's great to see him play despite being on the injury report, but Arthur isn't coach Mike Malone's favorite big anymore now that his younger guys are learning. Arthur is only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:06 pm
  • Ryan Anderson likely to start on Thursday
    Ryan Anderson will likely be in the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. the Kings with Anthony Davis (concussion) unavailable.

    Advice: Anderson has been head coach Alvin Gentry's guy every time that Davis has found his way to the sidelines this season, so it would be surprising to see Gentry go a different route. Ryno will draw a favorable matchup against the Kings, and he could be more involved than usual on offense tonight with Tyreke Evans (knee) also on the sidelines, making him a very attractive DFS target. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:09 pm
  • Anthony Davis (concussion) out Thursday
    Anthony Davis (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Davis has passed the first two parts of the concussion protocol testing, so there's a chance he's able to get back on the court for Saturday's game vs. the Nets. However, with him on the sidelines Thursday night, Ryan Anderson will draw the start, and he'll make for an excellent DFS play with a favorable matchup against Sacramento. Jrue Holiday will also be busy on offense, and he too figures to be a quality DFS target tonight. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:26 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (quad) will play on Thursday
    Darrell Arthur (sore left quad) will play Thursday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: He'll play, but he's not going to be a major part of the rotation tonight with Nikola Jokic, Jusuf Nurkic and Kenneth Faried all healthy and playing. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:15 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) out Thursday vs. WAS
    Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: It'll be Lauvergne's second straight game on the sidelines, which will open up minutes for Kenneth Faried and Nikola Jokic. Faried makes sense as a DFS play tonight with a favorable matchup against the Wizards. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:08 pm
  • Kris Humphries (knee) out Thursday vs. Denver
    Kris Humphries (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Given that Humphries hasn't played since January 3, we're going to go ahead and switch his status to "out indefinitely." He's not worth rostering in any league. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:51 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony downplays knee issues
    Carmelo Anthony did not seem very concerned at all that he's been experiencing pain in his surgically repaired left knee, and said on Thursday that he expects to play Friday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: "I’m very confident that this is nothing but some fatigue, a little bit of soreness," Anthony said. Melo will miss his second straight game on Thursday with soreness in his knee, but he said that the reason he's not playing vs. Toronto is because it's the first game of a back-to-back set, and he's hoping the extra day of rest will have him pain free in time for Friday's game. Check back for another update on Melo following Friday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:26 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful Friday vs. Utah
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Garnett did not practice on Thursday, and it's looking like he'll spend his third straight game on the sidelines on Friday. Gorgui Dieng started on Wednesday with Garnett out, tallying 21 points, nine rebounds, one steal and a block over 27 minutes, so he's the primary beneficiary with KG out. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:55 pm
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  • Kris Humphries (knee) doubtful for Thursday
    Kris Humphries (knee) did not go through shootaround and is doubtful to play Thursday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Humphries hasn't seen the court since January 3, and belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:29 pm
  • John Henson (back) questionable for Friday
    Jason Kidd said on Thursday that he's not sure if John Henson (sore lower back) will be able to play Friday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Henson will miss Thursday's game in Memphis, which will open up some extra minutes for Miles Plumlee, although that really doesn't mean much with Greg Monroe healthy. For now, we'll be considering Henson questionable for Friday's game against Miami. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:52 am
  • Carmelo Anthony out Thursday vs Raptors
    Carmelo Anthony (sore left knee) will miss Thursday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Anthony has told reporters that he'll sit on Thursday and is hopeful he'll be able to play against the Suns on Friday. Lance Thomas will likely start in Melo's place again, while Derrick Williams will see an uptick in usage and makes for a solid DFS play. Arron Afflalo will also see an uptick in usage on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:38 am
  • Joffrey Lauvergne questionable for Thurs
    Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: There are a lot of moving pieces in the Nuggets frontcourt with Lauvergne, Nikola Jokic (knee), and Darrell Arthur (quad) all questionable heading into Thursday night. We'll have more updates after shootaround, but Kenneth Faried and Jusuf Nurkic stand to benefit if all three players sit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:26 am
  • Darrell Arthur questionable for Thurs vs Wiz
    Darrell Arthur (sore left quad) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: The Nuggets are dealing with a multitude of frontcourt injuries and Arthur could be in for big minutes if he's able to play and Nikola Jokic (knee) sits. Keep an eye on the situation as Kenneth Faried could see all the minutes he can handle if both players sit, while Jusuf Nurkic could also see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:24 am
  • Terrence Jones gets 17 minutes
    Terrence Jones played 17 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday with 11 points, three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: He played 11.2 minutes in garbage time during the fourth quarter, so that amount of playing time is slightly misleading. Jones is going to need a trade to salvage his value, so he's only a stash right now. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • Darrell Arthur dealing with left quad issue
    Darrell Arthur has a sore left quad and did not play in the second half.

    Advice: He has a ton of leg issues, so there's a good chance he's out on Thursday against the Wizards. That would mean a lot of Danilo Gallinari at the four and more of Kenneth Faried. Leave Arthur on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:37 pm
  • Kevin Love gets 21 & 11 with full line vs PHX
    Kevin Love finished Wednesday's blowout win with 21 points, three 3-pointers, 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and only one turnover in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He got hit in the thigh during the first quarter but was able to walk it off, and it shouldn't bother him going forward. Tyronn Lue wants to get Love more involved as a playmaker by establishing him on the elbow offensively, something David Blatt seemed reluctant to try. Love is averaging a modest 2.7 dimes in his past three games, but the assists should tick upward if Lue stays the course. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:48 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) out for Wednesday
    Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) will not play for Wednesday against the Celtics.

    Advice: That means we should see some more Nikola Jokic because of Jusuf Nurkic not having his conditioning under control. Jokic should be owned in most leagues while he's going strong. Lauvergne is not the answer in Denver. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:57 pm
  • Report: Chicago no longer shopping Pau Gasol
    The Bulls are reportedly no longer looking to deal Pau Gasol, as they'd prefer to re-sign him as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

    Advice: The Bulls were reportedly quietly checking on deals for Gasol before the Joakim Noah (shoulder) injury, but now with Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy) set to spend an extended amount of time on the sidelines, dealing away Pau is no longer something Chicago is interested in. Pau is having himself another top-20 season, and that trend will continue as long as he can stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:44 pm
  • Anthony Davis (concussion) doubtful vs. Kings
    Anthony Davis (concussion) is doubtful to play against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: He still has not been cleared and didn't do anything in practice. If Davis can't go, Ryan Anderson should move into the starting lineup while Alexis Ajinca would soak up some center minutes. Considering Davis flirts with a 30 usage rate, so there will be a lot of shots to go around to basically the whole team. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:38 pm
  • John Henson (sore lower back) out Thursday
    John Henson (sore lower back) will not play against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

    Advice: The Bucks have actually been fantastic with Henson in the lineup for Greg Monroe with the other starters this month, but they will likely have to go with Miles Plumlee behind Monroe. Henson had a back issue back in December, so hopefully he'll be back soon. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:56 pm
  • Rudy Gay (eye) formally ruled out Thursday
    Rudy Gay (eye) will not play on Thursday against the Pelicans due to a left eye corneal abrasion.

    Advice: He suffered the injury in overtime on Monday and did not play on Tuesday. The team said he is improving and he is day-to-day, so he could be ready for the weekend. It'll be Willie Cauley-Stein and Omri Casspi stepping up the most while Gay is on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:54 pm
  • Anthony Davis (concussion) questionable Thurs
    Anthony Davis has yet to clear the league mandated concussion protocol testing, putting him in jeopardy of missing Thursday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: The Pelicans will have a better idea of Davis status on Thursday, so owners will need to check back for another update following Thursday morning's shootaround. If Davis is forced to the sidelines on Thursday, Ryan Anderson would return to the starting lineup, and he'd make for a quality DFS play with a favorable matchup against the Kings. Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans (knee) would also be asked to do more on offense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:47 am
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) a game-time decision
    Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: If Lauvergne is unable to give it a go tonight, there will be more minutes available for guys like Nikola Jokic, Jusuf Nurkic and Kenneth Faried. Lauvergne hasn't been a major part of the rotation as of late, and the logjam for minutes in Denver's frontcourt has essentially rendered him a non-option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:24 am
  • Blake Griffin apologizes to LAC organization
    Blake Griffin took to Twitter to apologize to the Clippers' organization for the physical altercation that happen between him and a Clipper staffer, and resulted in a fractured hand for Blake.

    Advice: "A situation among friends escalated and I regret the way I handled myself towards someone I care about," Griffin said in the statement. "I want to apologize to the Clippers organization, my teammates and the fans for creating this distraction." Griffin is set to spend at least the next 4-6 weeks on the sidelines, but Doc Rivers indicated he feels that timetable is a bit optimistic, so owners without an IR-spot will need to consider cutting Blake at this point. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:56 am
  • Meyers Leonard scores nine points
    Meyers Leonard scored nine points on 3-of-6 shooting with seven boards, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes vs. the Kings on Tuesday.

    Advice: Surprisingly, Leonard actually played some excellent defense on DeMarcus Cousins and even got into his head in the third quarter. Leonard has a lot of untapped potential, but he has been a disappointment for most of the season and is coming off a two-point dud in Saturday's win over the Lakers. Just keep an eye on him for now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:47 pm
  • Willie Cauley-Stein blocks four shots in loss
    Willie Cauley-Stein blocked a career-high four shots in Tuesday's loss to the Blazers, finishing with 12 points, seven boards, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes.

    Advice: WCS did leave the game to get stitches above his right eye and his finger was bleeding at one point, but the rookie kept playing and had one of the best games of his season. He now has averages of 10.2 points, 9.8 boards 1.6 blocks and 1.6 steals over his last five games, so he is worth a serious look if you need a big. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:39 pm
  • Jabari Parker scores 15 in another start
    Jabari Parker hit 6-of-8 shots for 15 points, seven rebounds and a block in 33 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Magic.

    Advice: Parker has scored in double digits in all but one of his January games and came into this one averaging 12.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals for the month. And that makes him a low-end starting forward option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:46 pm
  • Willie Cauley-Stein returns to game Tuesday
    Willie Cauley-Stein returned to Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers after getting stitches above his right eye.

    Advice: He is obviously going to be fine and he was playing really well in the first half. As always, we will have an update after the game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:30 pm
  • Cauley-Stein leaves game to get stitches
    Willie Cauley-Stein left Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers in order to get stitches above his right eye and he is probable to return.

    Advice: There's just a couple minutes left in the first half, so we should have another update at the break. Kosta Koufos would benefit the most if WCS can't return. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:13 pm
  • James Michael McAdoo (toe) out Wednesday
    James Michael McAdoo (toe) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and isn't in the rotation anyways. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:12 pm
  • Doc says 4-6 weeks for Griffin is unrealistic
    Doc Rivers stated on Tuesday that he believes Blake Griffin's current 4-6 week timetable for his fractured right shooting hand is "unrealistic."

    Advice: "I always say, four to six weeks with a broken hand is unrealistic, I’ll tell you that," said Rivers. This is a tough injury in fantasy hoops, and depending on where you're sitting in the standings, owners without an IR-spot may need to consider cutting Blake at this point. Chris Paul has been a monster with Griffin on the sidelines, and there's no reason to believe that trend won't continue. DeAndre Jordan and J.J. Redick will also benefit statistically in Blake's absence. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:06 pm
  • Kris Humphries (knee) out Tuesday vs. Toronto
    Kris Humphries (knee) will not play Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Humphries has been sidelined since January 3, and he has no business being owned in any format. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:25 pm
  • Blake Griffin out 4-6 weeks after surgery
    The Clippers confirmed that Blake Griffin suffered a spiral fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right shooting hand, and after undergoing a procedure on Tuesday morning to correct the issue his timetable has been set at 4-6 weeks.

    Advice: "This conduct has no place in our organization and this incident does not represent who we are as a team," read a statement from the Clippers referencing Blake getting into a physical altercation with a member of the Clippers staff. "We are conducting a full investigation with assistance from the NBA. At the conclusion of the investigation, appropriate action will be taken." Griffin will likely be facing a suspension here, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. Chris Paul will be the primary beneficiary sans Blake. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:07 pm
  • Cavaliers not looking to trade Kevin Love
    The Cavaliers are not looking to trade Kevin Love, according to general manager David Griffin.

    Advice: While trade rumors have been circulating, Griffin says the team hasn't made or received calls about Love. "You'd have to go a long way to convince me that we're a better team winning in the Finals without a player like Kevin on our team," Griffin said. Love has struggled since the return of Kyrie Irving, but new head coach Tryonn Lue is committed to getting Love more touches so fantasy owners should wait to see how that plan shakes out before doing anything drastic. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:08 am
  • Pau Gasol scores 19 points with 17 boards
    Pau Gasol scored 19 points with 17 rebounds, two assists and two blocks during an 89-84 loss to the Heat on Monday.

    Advice: He was the first player to put up a double-double in the first quarter this season with 13 and 10, but he didn't do much after that. Gasol and basically every Bull in the rotation should have more shots going their way with Derrick Rose (hamstring) getting hurt tonight and likely to miss time. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:34 pm
  • Darrell Arthur returns to the bench
    Darrell Arthur returned to the bench for Monday's game vs. the Hawks, scoring two points with two boards and one assist in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried (groin) returned to the lineup tonight, so Arthur is only going to see minutes in the teens moving forward. He is a drop candidate in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:41 pm
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