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  • Luke Walton doesn't know Barnes' timetable
    Warriors coach Luke Walton said that he doesn't know when Harrison Barnes (ankle) will be able to return.

    Advice: "It’s all speculation. It could be a few weeks. It could be a week," Walton said. "We’re not going to rush him back because we want to be healthy for later in the season and we don’t want lingering injures, so we’ll have him take his time." The Warriors are 18-0 on the season, so they likely won't bring him back until he is 100 percent. Brandon Rush started for Barnes on Saturday and scored 16 points in 19 minutes, while Andre Iguodala could also get a nice boost until Barnes is able to return. Today, 6:42 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha returned to action on Saturday November 28. Today, 12:10 am
  • Caron Butler did not play on Saturday
    Caron Butler (ankle) did not play on Saturday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He was listed as probable, but the Kings were blown out of this one and didn't need to throw the veteran out there. Butler is not on the fantasy radar. Yesterday, 11:18 pm
  • Rudy Gay needs 20 shots to score 20 points
    Rudy Gay scored 20 points on 7-of-20 shooting against the Warriors on Saturday with seven boards in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Gay was coming off a two-point performance against the Wolves on Friday in which he shot just 1-of-13 from the field, so he is clearly in a slump. Gay isn't on the injury report, but he doesn't have a lot of help right now and is probably being asked to do way too much. He should be much better when DeMarcus Cousins (back) is able to return, so his owners should just hang in there. Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Omri Casspi scores 11 in start on Saturday
    Omri Casspi scored 11 points on 3-of-10 shooting with seven boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes in a start at small forward on Saturday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (back) was sidelined again, but George Karl went with Casspi instead of Willie Cauley-Stein because of the Warriors' tendency to play small. Casspi should flirt with 30 minutes per game until Cousins is able to return (he is day-to-day), so feel free to give him a look if he's available in your league. The Kings will take on the Mavericks on Monday. Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 15 points in win
    Klay Thompson scored 15 points with two assists, one steal and 3-pointers on Saturday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: The game was over in a hurry and Thompson played just 26 minutes, so his owners will be pretty disappointed. He has scored 15 or less points in four out of his last five games, but it's possible that his back may not be 100 percent. The buy-low window is opening again, so float some offers to his owners if you think you get him for a reasonable price. Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Draymond Green records another triple-double
    Draymond Green recorded his second straight triple-double in Saturday's win over the Kings, finishing with 13 points, 12 assists, 11 boards, four blocks and one steal in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The guy is simply incredible. Green became the first Warrior since Wilt Chamberlain in 1964 to record two straight triple-doubles, and this increases his total to three (triple-doubles) on the season. Green is returning top-15 value in standard leagues and would probably be the frontrunner for the Defensive Player of the Year Award if a guy named Kawhi Leonard didn't exist. Yesterday, 10:30 pm
  • Kobe Bryant plays 34 minutes, iffy for Sunday
    Kobe Bryant scored 21 points on 7-of-20 shooting against the Blazers on Saturday with two boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Both Kobe and head coach Byron Scott wouldn't commit to whether or not he would play against the Pacers on Sunday, but the 37-year-old admitted that his legs were dead in the fourth quarter. The Black Mamba was much better tonight after shooting 1-of-14 against the Warriors on Tuesday, but he still can't get much separation on his jump shots and is starting to become predictable on the offensive end. We'll have an update on Sunday morning, but don't count on Kobe playing. If he sits, Metta World Peace will likely draw the start. Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 16 points in 34 minutes
    Rodney Hood (back) played 34 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday, making 5-of-15 from the field for 16 points with two rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's not a great shooting line, but Hood had some nice numbers across the board. His back injury before the game tonight never really put him in jeopardy and it may be just a minor flare up -- he didn't have back issues before this week. Hood is worth owning in standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Wes Matthews scores seven points
    Wes Matthews scored seven points in 28 minutes during a 92-81 win over the Nuggets on Saturday, adding one rebound, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: It hasn't been pretty since Friday the 13th. In those eight games, Matthews made just 31.6 percent from the field for averages of 11.4 points, 2.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.1 treys. He has actually looked OK out there, so he can be viewed as a buy-low player to a degree. You should be giving up next to nothing to get him. Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Chandler Parsons still slumping
    Chandler Parsons played 23 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday with four points, one rebound, two assists, one steal, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: He's certainly testing the patience of his fantasy owners. Parsons has seen his minutes trend up, but he's scored double figures in just one of his last five while not doing much. He's a stash player right now, but he could be a stud once he gets it going. If you're doing well in the standings, it makes sense to trade for Parsons now. Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 22 points on 11 FGAs
    Kawhi Leonard continued his MVP-caliber season during a 108-88 win over the Hawks on Saturday, making 6-of-11 from the field and all seven from the line for 22 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's incredible. Kawhi is now up to 61.3 true shooting percentage (TS%), a 25.9 usage rate on the season and has no holes in his game. Last year, only one player qualified for points and matched that TS% and usage rate (Stephen Curry). With Thanksgiving passing, we are thankful to watch Kawhi Leonard play every time he suits up. He's an absolute superstar and would be a strong MVP candidate if not for Curry this year. Yesterday, 8:38 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores eight points in start
    Thabo Sefolosha scored eight points against the Spurs during a start on Saturday with four rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Presumably, the Hawks put Thabo in the first unit to defend an offensive superstar at small forward. Sefolosha's value won't be too high considering he's not going to get many points, but he could have some sneaky late-round value. Most owners should shoot for a higher upside. Yesterday, 7:53 pm
  • Caron Butler (ankle) is probable for Sat
    Caron Butler (ankle) is probable to play on Saturday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Butler likely won't be in the rotation tonight and fantasy owners can continue to ignore him. Yesterday, 7:41 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 20 points
    DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points against the Wizards on Saturday with three rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers and four turnovers.

    Advice: He's been putting up similar stats in his last five, averaging 18.6 points, 3.6 boards, 3.4 assists, 0.2 blocks, 0.6 steals and 0.6 treys on 38.0 percent from the field. DeRozan is only posting eighth-round value on the year and will likely have that kind of outlook going forward. Yesterday, 7:02 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll in a shooting slump
    DeMarre Carroll made 1-of-8 from the field for four points against the Wizards on Saturday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: He's now down to just 38.3 percent from the field after this one. Carroll just cannot make mid-range jumpers anywhere close to what he made last year and maybe adjusting to his teammates has caused the long adjustment period. He's still a buy-low player despite it taking longer than expected. Yesterday, 7:01 pm
  • Jared Dudley scores just seven points
    Jared Dudley scored seven points against the Raptors on Saturday with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer during his first start as a Wizard.

    Advice: He played 19 minutes in the first half and probably would've been more involved in the second half had he looked better. The Wizards aren't having much success in their first unit, but it isn't really Dudley's fault. Expect him to have a better night in the next 2-3 games in the starting lineup. Yesterday, 6:42 pm
  • Omri Casspi will start, Cauley-Stein to bench
    Omri Casspi will start on Saturday vs. the Warriors with Willie Cauley-Stein moving to the bench.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (back) is out and head coach George Karl usually bases his lineups on the matchup, so it makes sense to go small against the Warriors. Casspi should see around 30 minutes tonight and is worth plugging into most lineups. Yesterday, 6:28 pm
  • Harrison Barnes out, Brandon Rush will start
    Harrison Barnes (ankle) will not play against the Kings on Saturday and Brandon Rush will start.

    Advice: He rolled his ankle on Friday and could miss more games. With Barnes out, we should see more Andre Iguodala and even more Leandro Barbosa in the second unit. Rush is still too risky to use in most cases. The other members of the first unit may shoot more, too. Yesterday, 5:48 pm
  • Chandler Parsons, Deron Williams starting Sat
    Chandler Parsons and Deron Williams (illness) will start on Saturday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Parsons was rested on Wednesday vs. the Spurs, but he will see around 25 minutes vs. the Nuggets tonight. Williams is dealing with a minor illness, but his workload should be the same and his owners can keep him in their active lineups. Yesterday, 5:35 pm
  • Rodney Hood (back) will start on Saturday
    Rodney Hood (back) will start on Saturday vs. the Pelicans as expected.

    Advice: Hood made it through practice on Friday and also participated in the team's shootaround, so this confirms that his back issue is not serious. Make sure he is in your lineup and we'll let you know how he does after the game. Yesterday, 5:15 pm
  • Wesley Matthews (illness) will play Saturday
    Wesley Matthews (illness) will play vs. the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: He did miss the morning shootaround, but Matthews said that he has played through worse. Matthews is starting to heat up and is averaging 13.8 points and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games, so go ahead and make sure he is active. Keep in mind that he is also shooting just 36.5 percent from the field over that span as well. Yesterday, 4:28 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha will start on Saturday
    Thabo Sefolosha will start on Saturday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Sefolosha was rested on Friday vs. the Grizzlies, but he should see minutes in the 20s tonight and will probably be tasked with guarding Kawhi Leonard. Kent Bazemore will shift to the bench against the Spurs after he returned from his ankle injury on Friday, but it's possible that the Hawks are just being cautious with him since it's the second night of a back-to-back set. Sefolosha is more of a defensive specialist, so he is better suited for deeper leagues. Yesterday, 4:10 pm
  • Jared Dudley starting at power forward
    Jared Dudley will start at power forward on Saturday against the Raptors.

    Advice: The Wizards have not had much success with this starting lineup for tonight in their last three, posting a net rating of minus-36.4. Still Dudley should be getting minutes close to 30 and will look to build off his 19-point game from Friday. He's worth a look in DFS and in standard leagues for owners needing treys. Yesterday, 3:06 pm
  • Caron Butler (ankle) questionable vs. GSW
    Caron Butler (ankle) is questionable to play against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He isn't necessarily going to be in the rotation anyway, so fantasy owners can ignore Butler. Yesterday, 2:17 pm
  • Harrison Barnes listed as doubtful vs. SAC
    Harrison Barnes (ankle) is listed as doubtful to play against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He suffered his ankle sprain on Friday night and did not return. The Warriors will likely be calling on Andre Iguodala to fill in and he should have a chance for a nice line tonight. Leandro Barbosa is also coming off a terrific game and would get more run, too. Yesterday, 11:48 am
  • Jared Dudley could be starting soon?
    Jared Dudley could get into the starting lineup with the injury to Nene (calf).

    Advice: It makes sense because Kris Humphries could move out of the starting lineup and would become a bench five. Dudley has been starting in second halves and was terrific on Friday with 19 points. If you need a stretch four in a 14-team league, give him a look. Yesterday, 11:24 am
  • Rodney Hood (back) will try to play on Sat
    Rodney Hood (back) will try to play on Saturday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He made it through shootaround and said that his back is feeling better, but to be clear his injury was never considered to be serious. For now, go ahead and pencil Hood into all active lineups. If the Jazz end up holding Hood out as a precaution, expect Alec Burks to pick up the slack. Yesterday, 10:32 am
  • Rodney Hood (back) goes through shootaround
    Rodney Hood (back) made it through shootaround but he is still considered questionable to play vs. the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: Hood's back issue isn't serious, so it's a good sign that he was able to get some reps in at practice. If he is unable to play tonight, expect Alec Burks to benefit the most with Joe Ingles and Chris Johnson picking up a couple of minutes as well. Yesterday, 10:04 am
  • Kobe Bryant will not be benched by Scott
    Lakers head coach Byron Scott said that he would not consider benching Kobe Bryant for poor play.

    Advice: "I would never, never, never do that," Scott said on Friday. "That's not an option whatsoever. No, that's not an option." The Black Mamba is coming off the worst shooting performance of his career after he went 1-of-14 from the field in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors, but his role is obviously still safe and he should have the green light going forward. However, his owners should leave him on their bench until he turns things around, and there's no telling if he ever will. Yesterday, 8:51 am
  • Lance Stephenson scores 10 points
    Lance Stephenson scored 10 points against the Pelicans on Friday, adding five rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: It was his best game as a Clipper. Stephenson hasn't exactly been fundamentally sound in the past couple seasons, so hopefully this is a start of good things on the way. Of course, there's almost no way you can pick him up in almost any league until he strings together 3-5 decent games. Yesterday, 12:59 am
  • Dante Cunningham scores two points
    Dante Cunningham played 20 minutes during a 111-90 loss to the Clippers on Friday with five rebounds, one assist and two steals.

    Advice: He's likely looking at more minutes at power forward with Anthony Davis (knee) getting hurt tonight. Davis shouldn't be out for long with no structural damage, so Cunningham is only worth a speculative add in deep leagues. He has a low usage rate anyway. Yesterday, 12:53 am
  • Rudy Gay makes just 1-of-13 from field
    Rudy Gay made just 1-of-13 from the field for two points against the Wolves on Friday, adding four rebounds and one turnover.

    Advice: The Kings were lucky to lose by 10 with Rudy having his worst game of the season. This comes off his best game with a 36-point effort on Wednesday, so the law of averages had its say today. Expect him to be somewhere in the middle on Saturday against the Warriors. Yesterday, 12:09 am
  • Omri Casspi puts up nice effort in loss
    Omri Casspi scored 15 points against the Wolves on Friday with six rebounds and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He continues to log major minutes at power forward, which should continue until DeMarcus Cousins (back) is back. Casspi has 10th-round value on the season, but that value is somewhat inflated due to Boogie and Rudy Gay missing time this season. Yesterday, 12:06 am
  • Draymond Green triple-doubles in easy win
    Draymond Green posted his third career triple-double on Friday with 14 points (4-of-4 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), 10 boards, 10 assists, two 3-pointers, one steal, two blocks and one turnover through 33 minutes.

    Advice: Green became just the second player in NBA history to record a triple-double on four or less shot attempts, and this was Green's second triple-double of the season. He's currently producing at a top-15 level in both 9-cat and 8-cat leagues, proving that last year's breakout campaign was no fluke. Green got paid during the offseason, but those heavy pockets have not caused any drop-off in effort for one of the most energetic players in the league. Yesterday, 12:06 am
  • Klay Thompson knocks down three treys in win
    Klay Thompson knocked down three more 3-pointers during the Dubs 135-116 win over the Suns on Friday, adding 15 points, two boards, one block and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Klay went 6-of-11 from the field in this one, and he would have had a much bigger game if the score weren’t so lopsided. Thompson's numbers are trending up, and he's put in averages of 17.7 points, 2.7 three-pointers, 2.8 assists, 0.7 blocks and just 1.2 turnovers over the past six games, and he should only get better as we get deeper into the season. Through the month of November Klay has performed at a sixth-round level, so the buy-low window remains open for a guy with early-round upside. Friday, 11:49 pm
  • Marcus Morris gets 40 minutes
    Marcus Morris played 40 minutes against the Thunder on Friday during a 103-87 loss, scoring 17 points with four rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He didn't do too bad of a job on Kevin Durant and coach Stan Van Gundy continues to give Morris ridiculous minutes. He's horrible per-minute in fantasy, but a guy in the top five for minutes is worth owning in standard leagues. Morris only has late-round value with all that playing time and only has a slight downward trend. Friday, 11:06 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari double-doubles in loss to SA
    Danilo Gallinari double-doubled on Friday with 16 points (5-of-15 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), 10 rebounds, two 3-pointers and two assists through 35 minutes of playing time.

    Advice: It was Gallinari's 14th career double-double, and he was a lone bright spot for a Denver team that struggled to put any points on the board. Gallinari has struggled to get his shot to drop for most of the season (38.7 percent shooting) but he's still putting up fourth-round value in 9-cat leagues with averages of 18.2 points (career-high), 6.4 rebounds (career-high), 2.5 assists, 1.5 three-pointers and just 1.5 turnovers per game. If this is The Rooster's floor, it'll be fun to see his ceiling when that shot starts to drop. Friday, 10:47 pm
  • Terrence Jones puts up decent line off bench
    Terrence Jones came off the bench on Friday against the 76ers, scoring five points with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

    Advice: As long as Jones as getting minutes in the mid 20s, he'll have some nice value. He just needs to stay healthy and he could flirt with top-50 value. With TJ moving to the bench, this is a prime time to buy low. For what it's worth, the Rockets were probably just playing the matchup game to push Jones to the bench. Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Danny Green hits three 3-pointers in win
    Danny Green sank three 3-pointers during Friday's win over the Nuggets, but added just nine points, four boards, one steal and two turnovers through 27 minutes.

    Advice: Green has now hit multiple 3-pointers in his previous three outings, but he hasn't brought much else to the stat sheet during that span with averages of just 11.0 points, 5.3 boards, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks per game. The talent is there, and the minutes have been consistent, so owners are going to just need to stay patient and hope that the defensive stats start coming. For what it's worth, Green has been at least a mid-round asset since the 2012-13 season, so it doesn't seem likely he'll be this bad for the entire year. Friday, 10:03 pm
  • Paul George stays red hot, scores 33 points
    Paul George maintained his status as one of the hottest players on the planet during a 104-92 win over the Bulls on Friday, scoring 33 points with eight rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Don't look now, but the Pacers have the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference right now. George has been absolutely absurd as a jump shooter this season, posting a 52.6 effective field goal percentage on his 232 jumpers this year -- that's higher than his layups. If this isn't his peak value of the season, it's got to be close. Friday, 9:50 pm
  • C.J. Miles has another solid game
    C.J. Miles scored 16 points with three rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: Miles was putting up some awesome numbers this week and he took a step back tonight. Still, this line is pretty solid and even if he's close to a game like this he should have some nice value. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Friday, 9:45 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic is snapping out of it
    Nikola Mirotic scored a team-high 25 points against the Pacers during a 104-92 loss on Friday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's starting to come around here with three productive games in a row. Mirotic has played at least 29 minutes in each of his last three games, so those owners getting ready to push the panic button can take their finger away from it now. He's trending up and should be an early mid-round player. Friday, 9:32 pm
  • Jimmy Butler fills the stat sheet
    Jimmy Butler filled up the stat sheet against the Pacers on Friday, scoring 16 points with five rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: As soon as the entire Bulls team realizes he's their best player, the better off they'll be. Fantasy owners probably realize he's their best player with Butler posting top-10 value on the year. He's a fantasy superstar. Jimmy's got some new moves ... again. Friday, 9:28 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard falls one steal shy of 5x5 line
    Kawhi Leonard was incredible during the Spurs 91-80 win over the Nuggets on Friday, scoring 25 points on 11-of-18 shooting to go with seven boards, six assists, four steals, five blocks, two 3-pointers and just two turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Simply put, Kawhi is fantasy gold and he is currently ranked No. 3 overall in standard 9-cat leagues. After taking home the Defensive Player of the Year award last season, Kawhi has made it a point to prove that his offensive game is also a force to be reckoned with, and he's quickly establishing himself as one of the best two-way players in the league. What's even scarier about Kawhi's dominance? He's just 24 years old and will only get better. Enjoy. Friday, 9:26 pm
  • Harrison Barnes (ankle) will not return Fri
    Harrison Barnes has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle and he will not return to Friday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Harrison will finish Friday's game with seven points, seven boards and two steals in 21 minutes. The severity of the injury is not currently known, but with the Dubs set to play again on Saturday vs. Sacramento, we'll be considering Barnes doubtful for that one. Andre Iguodala will likely start if Harrison is unable to give it a go on Saturday, with Leandro Barbosa and Shaun Livingston seeing a slight uptick in minutes. If there's a positive here it's that X-rays came back negative and this is the first ankle injury Barnes has suffered over his four-year NBA career. Friday, 8:06 pm
  • Jared Dudley starts second half again
    Jared Dudley started the second half on Friday against the Celtics, finishing with 19 points, five rebounds, one assist, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was hot after halftime and the Wizards seem to be comfortable wit him starting second halves. He could be getting a start soon with Kris Humphries not quite meshing with the first unit. Dudley is worth a look in 14-team leagues for owners seeking treys. Friday, 8:04 pm
  • Caron Butler (ankle) out Friday vs. Minnesota
    Caron Butler (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: It'll be Butler's second consecutive game on the sidelines, and Omri Casspi will pick up some additional minutes in his absence. Butler isn't worth owning in any league. Friday, 5:31 pm
  • Terrence Jones will come off the bench Friday
    Terrence Jones will be come off the bench for Friday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: It's been a bumpy ride for Jones owners this season, and interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff limited him to just 19 minutes during the Rockets last game, so the move to the bench isn't exactly encouraging. He will be getting a favorable matchup against the 76ers tonight, so it'll be interesting to see how he responds to coming off the bench; but he's a bit too risky for use in DFS tonight. Clint Capela will draw the start. Friday, 4:41 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha out for Friday night
    Thabo Sefolosha (rest) will not play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: It's just rest on the front end of a back-to-back set. Sefolosha did have some tightness in his ankle following a back-to-back set last week, so the Hawks will play it safe. Kent Bazemore (ankle) is back and starting while Lamar Patterson should get some run, too. Friday, 3:38 pm
  • Trey Burke, Rodney Hood questionable for Sat
    Trey Burke (back) and Rodney Hood (back) are questionable to play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: Hood went through practice on Friday and his injury doesn't appear to be as serious as Burke's back spasms. Hood tends to be a slow healer, but this is his first bout with a back issue. If he can't go, there will be more of Alec Burks, Chris Johnson and Joe Ingles. Friday, 12:35 pm
  • Kobe Bryant will play on Saturday
    Kobe Bryant will play against the Blazers on Saturday after putting in a limited practice on Friday.

    Advice: He is not expected to have a minutes cap for the road game and coach Byron Scott is open to suggestions on how to handle Bryant on back-to-back. Kobe is not getting to the basket at all anymore and it's led to him being the least efficient high-volume starter in the NBA. Friday, 11:39 am
  • Omri Casspi headed for more minutes?
    Following the Kings 129-118 win over the Bucks on Wednesday, George Karl hinted that Omri Casspi could be getting more consistent minutes in the Kings rotation.

    Advice: "I think I need to keep Omri in with Rudy [Gay] as much as possible," said Karl. "It seems that combination really complements with size there and also the ability to find a mismatch situation that is beneficial to us." Casspi's minutes tend to trend up when DeMarcus Cousins (back) is sidelined, but if Karl wants to continue giving Casspi and Gay minutes together, Willie Cauley-Stein's playing time could suffer. It'll be interesting to see how Karl's rotations shake out once DMC is back on the court, but Omri is worth a speculative add in deep leagues after scoring 19 points during Wednesday's win. Thursday, 2:19 pm
  • Scott won't cut down on Kobe Bryant's minutes
    Byron Scott said that he doesn't intend to cut down on Kobe Bryant's minutes despite the fact that the Lakers own a record of 2-12, the worst in the Western Conference.

    Advice: "I haven't thought about reducing his role," Scott said. "I think his role is pretty defined for us right now. So is his minutes." Scott seems to be content playing Bryant around 30 minutes a night, despite the fact that Kobe is shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field. "I am concerned about his shooting percentage and shots so far, but so far as knowing him the way I've known him and how long he's played in this league, I'm not worried about him finding it." Kobe's minutes will be safe will Scott at the helm, but owners in standard leagues could probably do better. Thursday, 12:11 pm
  • Byron Scott still confident in Kobe Bryant
    Lakers head coach Byron Scott said he's confident Kobe Bryant can still play in the NBA.

    Advice: Though Bryant has struggled to start the 2015-16 season, Scott said he isn't too concerned about the veteran. "Obviously he's struggling right now with his shot, and I think everybody can see that," Scott said. "So it's trying to get him in better position to be able to have an opportunity to knock those shots down on a consistent basis. That's No. 1." Though Bryant is still capable of a big game here and there, he's hurting fantasy teams more than he's helping and isn't a must-own player in standard leagues. Thursday, 8:39 am
  • Kawhi Leonard: 10+ pts in 40 straight games
    Kawhi Leonard piled up 26 points, four 3-pointers, eight rebounds, five assists and two steals in 40 minutes vs. Dallas on Wednesday.

    Advice: Speaking of the number 40, that's how many consecutive games Kawhi has scored double-digit points. The Spurs are crushing teams at home, where they've compiled an 8-0 record while holding opponents to 84.9 points. Needless to say, LaMarcus Aldridge's return did not affect Leonard's bottom line. Wednesday, 9:21 pm
  • Rudy Gay scores season-high 36 points
    Rudy Gay scored a season-high 36 points during a 129-118 win against the Bucks on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, two 3-pointers and no turnovers.

    Advice: He started out red hot with 14 points in the first nine minutes and kept his foot on the gas pedal. Gay has made 13-of-21 from the field in each of his last two games and his arm injury has affected his performance positively like the kid from the Rookie of the Year baseball movie. Even when Boogie is back, Gay should be trending up. Wednesday, 9:16 pm
  • Omri Casspi has a terrific game
    Omri Casspi scored 19 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He gets a ton of run at both forward spots and he benefited from DeMarcus Cousins (back) not playing tonight. Casspi put up mid-round value the last time Boogie had to miss games, so he's worth a look at any depth for owners seeking short-term value. Cousins won't be out long, though. Wednesday, 8:49 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha locks down Wiggins in 32 mins
    Making another start at SF on Wednesday, Thabo Sefolosha contributed 10 points, two 3-pointers, six rebounds and one block in 32 minutes vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: His defense kept Andrew Wiggins in check, as he scored only 15 points on 5-of-17 shooting, and it will be interesting to see how Mike Budenholzer uses Thabo once Kent Bazemore (ankle) returns to action. Tonight's solid game comes on the heels of a terrific game vs. the Celtics, and Sefolosha is worth deploying while logging 30+ minutes as a starter. Wednesday, 8:41 pm
  • Marcus Morris hits 2-of-3 triples in home win
    Marcus Morris chipped in 14 points with six rebounds and one steal in 36 minutes on Wednesday, shooting 6-of-13 from the field and 2-of-3 from downtown.

    Advice: The Pistons' desire to space the court with perimeter shooters hasn't exactly panned out, as they're shooting a league-low 29.3 percent from deep. Morris has been one of the worst offenders at 23.6 percent on 3.9 attempts per game -- he's a career 35.5 percent shooter from distance, so hopefully this will get him going. Wednesday, 7:54 pm
  • Chandler Parsons rested Wednesday vs. Spurs
    Chandler Parsons will be rested during Wednesday's road game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: It's the second half of a back-to-back set and the Mavs' training staff still isn't comfortable with him playing on consecutive nights. His minute-limit has crept into the mid-20s recently, but Parsons' occasional DNPs continue to drag down his value. The Mavs' next back-to-back set comes Dec. 6 and 7. Wednesday, 4:22 pm
  • Caron Butler will not play against Bucks
    Caron Butler (ankle) will not play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: No revenge game here. Butler can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Wednesday, 4:18 pm
  • Caron Butler (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Caron Butler (sprained left ankle) is questionable for play Wednesday vs. Milwaukee.

    Advice: Butler isn't a major part of the rotation in Sacramento when Rudy Gay is healthy, so his absence will have a negligible impact on the fantasy landscape. Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspi will likely split his minutes. Wednesday, 3:00 pm
  • Kobe Bryant sits out Wednesday's practice
    Kobe Bryant (rest) did not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a scheduled rest day for Bryant who logged 25 minutes during Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors. He has plenty of time to rest up for Saturday's game against the Blazers, but with the Lakers scheduled for a back-to-back set Saturday vs. Portland and Sunday vs. Indiana, there's a chance he sits out one of those games. Kobe is shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field on the season, and he's not a must-own guy in standard leagues. Wednesday, 2:12 pm
  • Carroll looking forward to matchup with LBJ
    DeMarre Carroll said he is looking forward to guarding LeBron James during Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: "It's a great opportunity for me, great opportunity for this team," Carroll said. "Just to play the Cleveland Cavaliers, the best team in the East right now so if you can't get ready for this game, you're not a real NBA player." When Carroll was with the Hawks, he defeated James' teams four out of six times, and he'll look to make things difficult for James tonight. Carroll will likely spend most the evening guarding James, so offense will be an afterthought for The Junkyard Dog, making him a slightly less attractive play in daily leagues. Wednesday, 11:07 am
  • Kobe Bryant says he could be averaging 35 PPG
    Kobe Bryant said he wasn't really all that worried about his current career-low shooting percentage (31.1 percent) following the Lakers blowout loss to the Warriors on Tuesday, and added that he could be averaging 35 points per game if he really wanted to.

    Advice: "I'm not really worried about it, honestly," Bryant said. "My shooting will be better. I could've scored 80 [Tuesday vs. Golden State]. It wouldn't have made a damn difference. We just have bigger problems. I could be out there averaging 35 points a game. We'd be what, 3-11? We've got to figure out how to play systematically in a position that's going to keep us in ballgames." Given that Kobe is currently shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field, he'd need roughly 50 shots a game to get to that 35 points per game averages, so he's right that that probably wouldn't be best for his team. He also missed a layup on his way to a 1-of-14 shooting performance Tuesday night, so 80 points seems a tad unrealistic. Wednesday, 6:27 am
  • Kobe Bryant shoots 1-of-14 from the field
    Kobe Bryant shot just 1-of-14 from the field in Tuesday's blowout loss against the Warriors, finishing with four points, six boards, two assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: In case you're wondering, it was the worst shooting performance of his career and some of his shots weren't close at all. Father Time is undefeated and the Black Mamba is his next victim, so his owners shouldn't be expecting too much out of him going forward. Tuesday, 10:21 pm
  • Klay Thompson shoots 3-of-12 from the field
    Klay Thompson struggled against the Lakers on Tuesday, finishing with 11 points on 3-of-12 shooting from the field.

    Advice: He also added three boards, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers, but it was a little disappointing to see him take a step back after he recently strung together a few good games. Thompson's buy-low window probably opened up a little more after tonight's dud, so feel free to test the patience of his owners in your league. Tuesday, 10:09 pm
  • Draymond Green scores 18 with seven boards
    Draymond Green scored 18 points with seven boards, five assists, two blocks, one steal and two 3-pointers in Tuesday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: To nobody's surprise, Green turned in yet another 9-cat gem and he is a huge reason why the Warriors are 16-0. Green's playmaking ability has come a long way this season and he was averaging 6.7 dimes per game prior to tonight's contest. Green has been a top-20 player in standard leagues and owners have no reason to sell high. He's just that good. Tuesday, 10:04 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 13, hits three more 3s
    Nikola Mirotic hit 4-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: After a bit of a dry spell, Mirotic is suddenly feeling it again, hitting double digits in scoring in three straight games and averaging 13.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, a steal and 1.7 3-pointers over that stretch. Tuesday, 9:55 pm
  • Gallinari drops 20 points with 18 boards
    Danilo Gallinari shot just 2-of-10 from the field in Tuesday's loss to the Clippers, but he was able to get to the free throw line at will and finished with 20 points and 18 boards.

    Advice: He has been in a slump lately and is shooting just 35.3 percent from the field over his last five games, but he was still aggressive tonight and hit 16-of-17 free throws. The Nuggets are in desperate need of offense and Gallinari is their best weapon by far, so he should be able to get it going from the field soon. Regardless, his owners will be pretty pumped with his numbers tonight. Tuesday, 9:24 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 15, hits 7-of-8
    Thabo Sefolosha drew another start in the absence of Kent Bazemore (ankle) on Tuesday, hitting 7-of-8 shots for a season-high 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks in an easy win over the Celtics.

    Advice: He's not really an offensive threat on most nights, but has played well on that end of the court in two straight. He'll continue to start and guard the opposition's best player for as long as Bazemore is out, but is only a real option in fantasy on nights when Baze isn't playing. Bazemore has missed four straight games, but should be back by the end of the week. Tuesday, 8:19 pm
  • Chandler Parsons quiet, but plays 25 minutes
    Chandler Parsons played a season-high 25 minutes on Tuesday, but hit just 3-of-9 shots and zero 3-pointers for six points, five rebounds and two assists in a loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The good news is that his minutes are finally up in the 25-minute range, meaning he is hopefully about ready to start playing better as he recovers from knee surgery. He's been pretty bad thus far, but now might be the time to target him in a buy-low deal. Tuesday, 7:42 pm
  • Paul George scores season-high 40, 7 treys
    Paul George hit 14-of-19 shots and 7-of-8 3-pointers for a season-high 40 points to go along with eight boards, four assists and two steals in Tuesday's easy win over the Wizards.

    Advice: This was easily George's best game of the season and came on the heels of his recent comments about him feeling like he is better than he was prior to his leg injury. This might be a nice sell-high moment for George, but the small forward position is so thin and he's putting up big numbers, meaning you're probably just better off riding him out and hoping that he stays healthy all season. George's career high is 43 points. Tuesday, 6:36 pm
  • C.J. Miles scores career-high 32 in win
    C.J. Miles, who was a little iffy coming into Tuesday night with a sore ankle, hit 10-of-16 shots, 8-of-9 3-pointers and 4-of-4 free throws for a career-high 32 points, three boards, three assists and a steal.

    Advice: The Pacers set a franchise record with 19 3-pointers made (Paul George hit seven), which is saying something considering Reggie Miller spent his entire career with the Pacers. The Pacers just couldn't miss, hitting 19-of-26 from downtown, good for 73 percent. Miles has been killing it lately, scoring between 19 and 32 in his last four games and knocking down 20 3-pointers during that stretch. Hopefully you had him in your lineup for the hot streak, but just beware that his next missed game could be just around the corner, as he always seems to be banged up. Tuesday, 6:33 pm
  • C.J. Miles (ankle) will start Tuesday vs. WAS
    C.J. Miles (ankle) will start Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Miles suffered a minor ankle injury during Sunday's practice, but he was probable heading into this one, so him playing is far from surprising. He'll draw a favorable matchup against the Wizards tonight, so make sure you have him active. Tuesday, 3:25 pm
  • Paul George studied the game when he was out
    Paul George stated during a recent interview that he feels he's better now than he was before his gruesome leg injury.

    Advice: "I feel like I’m better. I think a year away from the game, you learn, you grow, regardless if I was on the court or not," George said. "You just get a chance to really observe and be a student of the game, at that point when you’re sitting out. So I think that was the little bit that I needed, the push that I needed. I worked hard that summer going into the season. Granted I got hurt, but I feel like that year away was what I needed to just learn." Paul George is currently putting up first-round value on the season, and there's no reason to believe he can't keep it up. Tuesday, 1:21 pm
  • Kobe Bryant sits out Tuesday's shootaround
    Kobe Bryant did not participate during shootaround, but he's still fully expected to suit up for Tuesday night's game against the undefeated Warriors.

    Advice: Byron Scott is just giving Kobe as much rest as possible prior to tonight's game, but there's no reason to believe he won't be out there. The Dubs currently own the sixth-best defense in the league, so owners of Bryant can expect plenty of missed shots tonight. Tuesday, 12:20 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard dominates vs. Suns, scores 24
    Kawhi Leonard looked like an MVP candidate during a 98-84 win over the Suns on Monday, making 11-of-18 from the field for 24 points with 13 rebounds, four assists, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He destroyed the Suns in the open floor and his offensive game is catching up to his defensive impact. On the season, Leonard has averages of 21.5 points, 7.8 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.8 treys on 51.1 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the line. He's getting to the rim more these days and looks like a good bet to stay in the top five for fantasy value this season. Monday, 11:03 pm
  • Danny Green scores 18 points
    Danny Green scored 18 points during a win over the Suns on Monday, adding six rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Here we go. In his last five, Green averaged 10.6 points, 4.2 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.2 steals and 2.2 treys on 40.8 percent from the field. The treys are coming around, but Green just hasn't been getting the defensive stats for some reason. Green still has just 15th-round value on the year, so his owners are still hot little potatoes right now. He should be trending up soon and is not at risk of losing his playing time. Keep him owned in all standard leagues. Monday, 10:58 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores nine points in loss
    Rodney Hood scored nine points in Monday's loss to the Thunder, adding two boards, one assist and three steals in 20 minutes.

    Advice: The game was over in a hurry, so there's no reason to worry about the low minutes. Hood was averaging 13.3 points, 3.1 assists, 2.3 boards, 1.2 steals and 1.5 3-pointers prior to Monday and has been returning mid-round value, so he deserves a pass for this performance. Monday, 10:10 pm
  • Marcus Morris continues poor shooting
    Marcus Morris made 2-of-7 from the field for four points during a 109-88 loss to the Bucks on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He was on one of his best streaks of the season, but lost all of his momentum tonight. In his 11 November games, Morris has made just 35.3 percent from the field with averages of 12.7 points, 6.2 boards, 1.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.8 treys. He's made just 18.8 percent of his treys in that span, but he still doesn't appear to be on thin ice yet. He's a low-end hold, but isn't a must-own player even with all of that playing time. Monday, 10:07 pm
  • Rudy Gay returns with 28 points in loss
    Rudy Gay played 42 minutes during a 127-122 overtime loss to the Hornets on Monday, scoring 28 points with 10 rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was wearing a T-shirt under jersey, presumably to help protect his shoulder strain. Gay looked just fine tonight and was going to the rim a lot. While DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) possibly missing time could help Gay, he should be posting some big stat lines going forward and be an early-round asset. Monday, 8:43 pm
  • Omri Casspi gets 27 minutes off bench
    Omri Casspi played 27 minutes off the bench on Monday with six points, five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played a ton of stretch four tonight, which could continue if DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) needs to miss time, Casspi had his best run of the season while Boogie was out, so he's worth a speculative add in 14-team leagues. Boogie shouldn't be out for long, though. Monday, 8:30 pm
  • Casspi starts 2nd half, Cauley-Stein to bench
    Omri Casspi started the second half in place of Willie Cauley-Stein on Monday against the Hornets.

    Advice: Kings head coach George Karl keeps rookie WCS on a very short leash, so don't read too much into this. Casspi is a favorite of Karl's, but his value is held in check when Rudy Gay is active. Monday, 5:31 pm
  • Rudy Gay (shoulder) will start vs. Hornets
    Rudy Gay (shoulder) will start against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: He is good to go for a four-game week. Gay only needed to miss one game after it looked like he would miss several, so those who picked up guys like Omri Casspi might need to reassess the situation. Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli also lose value. Monday, 2:58 pm
  • Kobe Bryant (rest) doesn't practice
    Kobe Bryant (rest) did not practice on Monday and is still expected to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's just a day off after Sunday and all signs point to him being ready to play against the Warriors. Bryant is not doing much on a per-game basis and is not a must-own player. Monday, 12:14 pm
  • C.J. Miles probable for Tuesday night
    C.J. Miles (ankle) is probable to play against the Wizards on Tuesday.

    Advice: He played through an ankle tweak on Saturday and looked good in the process. Miles tends to get hurt in games more than almost anyone, but he's performed at shooting guard and has put up mid-round value on the season. He's worth a look in standard leagues. Monday, 11:55 am
  • Rudy Gay says he expects to return on Monday
    Rudy Gay (left shoulder strain), who is officially listed as probable, said that he expects to play in Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: That would be great news for Gay and for those with him on their fantasy roster. We'll need confirmation from the team after the Kings go through shootaround on Monday, but signs point to Gay getting back in the lineup. That means less of Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli. Monday, 8:39 am
  • Danilo Gallinari shoots 4-of-16 on Sunday
    Danilo Gallinari shot 4-of-16 from the field in Sunday's loss vs. the Warriors, but he went 10-of-11 at the line to finish with 19 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: Gallo is slumping, averaging only 14.3 points on 10-of-39 shooting in Denver's past three games. He's too talented to struggle much longer, however, and this is a prime opportunity to pry him away from his owners below cost. He should fare better vs. the struggling Clippers on Tuesday. Nov 22, 7:49 pm
  • Klay Thompson, GSWs torch Nuggets from deep
    Klay Thompson knocked down four 3-pointers on Sunday, en route to 21 points, three rebounds, seven assists and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Mike Malone said prior to the game that the Nuggets' "inability to guard the 3-point line is a joke," and Golden State exploited the weakness by shooting 51.7 percent beyond the arc. Thompson's back is healthy and he's starting to heat up, a welcome turn of events after a sluggish start to the season. Nov 22, 7:48 pm
  • Chandler Parsons plays season-high 24 minutes
    Chandler Parsons logged a season-high 24 minutes during Sunday's loss in OKC, scoring 12 points with two triples, three rebounds and zero assists, steals, blocks or turnovers.

    Advice: His minute-limit is slowly creeping toward the mid-20s as the Mavs are wisely playing it safe with Parsons, who is owed $16 million next season. He's likely to miss one of the Mavs' games on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, so plan accordingly. Nov 22, 6:49 pm
  • Wes Matthews hits four 3-pointers vs. OKC
    Wesley Matthews drained four 3-pointers to finish Sunday's road loss with 18 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal, and he walked off a hard fall in the fourth quarter.

    Advice: Matthews took a horrible shot just before the final buzzer but most of the night he had it going, a rarity since he came in shooting 33.0 percent on the season. Inconsistency is to be expected as he returns from Achilles surgery, and his owners should note that Dallas plays back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Nov 22, 6:47 pm
  • Parsons' minutes will continue to go up
    Chandler Parsons' minutes will continue to gradually go up.

    Advice: Parsons' minutes limit increased to 23 on Wednesday against the Celtics, so he should see a similar workload tonight. Head coach Rick Carlisle wouldn't lay out an exact plan, but hopefully Parsons will be able to play over 30 minutes in December. He isn't a must-start player yet, but that could change very soon and his owners just need to stay patient. Nov 22, 3:29 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll scores 21 pts w/ four steals
    DeMarre Carroll was extremely effective during Sunday's win over the Clippers, tallying 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting (3-of-3 from the stripe), five boards, two 3-pointers, four steals and just one turnover through 39 minutes of action.

    Advice: Carroll posted a sterling true shooting percentage of 71.1 in this one, and he didn't even miss a shot until the third quarter. DeMarre was recently quoted saying his foot is feeling "way better," after he was rested for three games in early-November, and the high minutes totals (36.2 minutes per game since his return) would indicate that the plantar fasciitis issue is now behind him. Unfortunately, the Raptors are headed for just a two-game week, so those in weekly formats may want to consider leaving The Junkyard Dog on their bench. Nov 22, 3:27 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan goes 13-of-14 from the line Sun
    DeMar DeRozan knocked down 13 of his 14 free throw attempts on Sunday, to go with 21 points (4-of-16 shooting), six boards, three assists and four turnovers through 40 minutes of action.

    Advice: DeRozan is currently hitting career-highs in assists (4.3), steals (1.3) and free throw attempts (8.9) to go with respectable averages of 20.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, but he’s currently only putting up mid-round value on the year due to his lack of a 3-point shot (0.3 three-pointers per game) and his 42.3 percent shooting clip on 15.7 shots per game. He is what he is. Nov 22, 3:12 pm
  • C.J. Miles suffers minor ankle injury on Sun
    C.J. Miles rolled his ankle during Sunday's practice, and the Pacers are currently listing him as day-to-day.

    Advice: The Pacers don't play until Tuesday vs. the Wizards, and Miles was able to walk off the court under his own power, so there's a chance he doesn't miss any time with this injury. However, if isn't able to go on Tuesday, Chase Budinger and Glenn Robinson III would have some more opportunity for playing time. Stay tuned. Nov 22, 11:12 am
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 19 points
    Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points during a 92-82 win over the Grizzlies on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: It's just the fifth non-overtime game of his career in which he's played 40 minutes. Kawhi is posting a career-high 26.0 usage rate and a career-high 34.3 minutes this season. Amazingly, he has all those shots and he just has 1.1 turnovers per game. In fact, Kawhi is on pace to be the first player in NBA history to play at least 34 minutes per game, have a usage rate of at least 26 and have fewer than 1.3 turnovers. Leonard is probably going to be a top-five player in fantasy for the next five years. Nov 21, 9:34 pm
  • Terrence Jones scores 18 with nine boards
    Terrence Jones scored 18 points with nine boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in Saturday's loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: Jones struggled to finish at the rim once again and finished just 5-of-14 from the field, but he was very aggressive on the glass and was able to pull down six offensive rebounds. He has only been returning late-round value this season, but he has more than enough talent and upside to build some momentum moving forward. He should be owned in all leagues and he should be well rested for Wednesday's matchup with Memphis. Nov 21, 8:41 pm
  • Marcus Morris scores 18
    Marcus Morris scored 18 points with nine rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes during a 97-95 loss to the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: He did have an airball at the end of the game to end the Pistons' comeback attempt. On the other hand, it's his best shooting game in a little while, but even the slump hasn't cost him minutes. Morris is in the top five for minutes per game and is worth owning despite being a somewhat low per-minute producer. He has eighth-round value on the season. Nov 21, 8:05 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 13 points in start
    Thabo Sefolosha scored 13 points in a start against the Cavs on Saturday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks put him out there on LeBron James and he did a fine job. Sefolosha's added playing time probably won't last for long with Kent Bazemore (ankle) likely back in the next couple games. If he's out there on the wire, he should probably stay there. Nov 21, 7:07 pm
  • Paul George scores 20 points in win vs. Bucks
    Paul George made 7-of-16 from the field for 20 points during a 123-86 win over the Bucks on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's his ninth-consecutive game with at least 20 points and he's also made at least three 3-pointers in four straight. George is locked-in as a 3-pointer shooter on the season, making 42.7 percent from deep. He's not getting into the paint quite as much, but his fantasy owners won't care as long as his shot keeps dropping. George looks like he was worth the risk for his aggressive fantasy owners. Nov 21, 6:44 pm
  • C.J. Miles scores 21 as starting SG
    C.J. Miles got another start at shooting guard on Saturday against the Bucks with 21 points, one rebound, one assist, three steals and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He clearly likes starting at shooting guard. In his previous two starts at guard, Miles averaged 19.5 points, 2.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 4.5 treys. He's one of the kings of the in-game injury and is wildly inconsistent, but Miles is worth a look for anyone needing treys and scoring. Nov 21, 6:29 pm
  • Omri Casspi gets 32 minutes off bench
    Omri Casspi scored 11 points off the bench on Saturday against the Magic, adding 11 rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played a lot of power forward tonight in what turned out to be a lot of small ball in this game. Casspi will be getting plenty of minutes regardless of role for as long as Rudy Gay (shoulder) is out. Gay is only day-to-day, so give Casspi a look if you're looking for some short-term value in the 60-90 range. Nov 21, 5:04 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha to start vs. LeBron
    Thabo Sefolosha will start against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: This one has to be due to LeBron James, so the Hawks will get Sefolosha on him as much as they can. He's still not too involved in the offense, but should get enough minutes to be a viable fantasy option. Nov 21, 3:09 pm
  • Omri Casspi isn't starting for Kings vs. ORL
    Coach George Karl said the Kings will start three guards next to Willie Cauley-Stein and DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Interesting. This could be the coach playing mind games, but if he's telling the truth that would mean Omri Casspi is coming off the bench. Ben McLemore and Rajon Rondo will almost certainly be two of the three guards while Marco Belinelli or Darren Collison will be the third guard -- probably Collison. Still, Casspi has some good value along with a hot B-Mac. Nov 21, 12:51 pm
  • Rudy Gay (shoulder) out for Saturday
    Rudy Gay (shoulder) will not play against the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: He is just day-to-day, so his fantasy owners should feel somewhat lucky he's not out for a long time. With Gay out, the Kings will likely be starting Omri Casspi at small forward. They will also go small a lot and use more of Ben McLemore and Marce Belinelli. Nov 21, 12:41 pm
  • Rudy Gay (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday
    Rudy Gay (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: The good news is that the Kings are listing him as day-to-day after an MRI revealed a left shoulder strain, so he shouldn't be out too long. We should see a lot of Omri Casspi on Saturday, so he's worth a look for any owner in need of short-term value. DeMarcus Cousins will have more on his plate with Gay on the sidelines, while Marco Belinelli should see an uptick in minutes as well. Nov 21, 7:34 am
  • Harrison Barnes scores 20 points in win
    Harrison Barnes hit a dagger 3-pointer on Friday against the Bulls, finishing with 20 points, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He's your league leader in offensive rating (qualifiers) with his 115.8. Barnes has increased his playing time three minutes per game and his usage rate 3.1 from last year, which is extremely impressive. Plus, his efficiency is also up, too. Harry B is now putting up fifth-round value on the season and is trending up. Nov 21, 1:56 am
  • Draymond Green gets some treatment
    Draymond Green scored nine points with nine rebounds, five assists and three turnovers in 35 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: He was outstanding on defense, but this was a quiet stat line. Draymond did need to get treatment for an undisclosed reason, so his fantasy owners will want to make sure he's in the lineup for Sunday. Green is a top-20 player on the season. Nov 21, 1:51 am
  • Jimmy Butler puts up another big line
    Jimmy Butler scored 28 points with nine rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He came up lame at the end of the game, but said he wasn't hurt. "I just wanted to take my shoe off," Butler said. "That's the way I walk when we lose." Nice. Anyway, Butler will continue to dominate on the box score and is now putting up first round value on the year. His fantasy owners will be hoping Derrick Rose (ankle) takes his time before a return. Nov 21, 1:40 am
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 18 points
    Nikola Mirotic scored 18 points on 6-of-17 from the field against the Warriors on Friday, adding 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: He can't hit anything from deep this month and is down to 22.7 percent from beyond the long line in November. Mirotic's 36 minutes were his most since Oct. 30 and he actually played well in every other facet of the game. He should be able to get it going soon. Nov 21, 1:36 am
  • Lance Stephenson scores two in start
    Lance Stephenson started on Friday against the Blazers with two points, one assist and one rebound in 19 minutes.

    Advice: He started for Paul Pierce (rest) after a DNP-CD on Thursday. Stephenson will probably be a DNP-CD when Pierce returns. Nov 21, 12:32 am
  • Wesley Matthews hits 3-of-12 shots in win
    Wesley Matthews couldn't get anything to drop during Friday's win over the Jazz, scoring just seven points on 3-of-12 shooting to go with one assist, one rebound and one block over 32 minutes.

    Advice: Matthews is currently in one of the worst shooting slumps of his career, connecting on just 32.3 percent of his shot attempts through the month of November. It is encouraging to see the veteran earning playing time in the 30s coming off an Achilles injury, but the fact that he's currently only knocking down a mere 25 percent of his wide open looks is a bit concerning. Achilles injuries can be career altering. Nov 20, 11:48 pm
  • The Rooster scores 15 points, plays bad D
    Danilo Gallinari scored 15 points with 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: There was a really bad play by Gallo to leave a 3-point shooter, so there's a decent chance coach Mike Malone isn't happy with Gallinari's effort. The Rooster hasn't had his effort called into question before, so hopefully he gets Malone's message loud and clear. His owners shouldn't worry yet. Nov 20, 11:16 pm
  • Rodney Hood misses all four 3-point attempts
    Rodney Hood struggled a bit with his shot during Friday's loss to the Mavs, going 5-of-14 from the field (0-of-4 from distance) to finish with 13 points, four assists, one rebound, one steal and three turnovers through 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: Hood got off to a horrible start in this one, making just one shot through the first three quarters, but he salvaged his stat line by scoring eight points during the fourth quarter. Hood is currently putting up mid-round value on the season behind averages of 13.3 points, 3.0 assists, 1.6 three-pointers, 1.2 steals and just 1.7 turnovers per game, and he's shown no signs of slowing down. He's still only owned in 53 percent of Yahoo! Leagues so make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire. Nov 20, 10:40 pm
  • Danny Green scores six with eight boards
    Danny Green matched a season-high eight rebounds against the Pelicans on Friday with six points, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's finally starting to come around here. In his last five Green has made 45.5 percent from deep with averages of 8.0 points, 4.2 boards, 0.6 blocks and 2.0 treys. He's still been garbage on two-point shots and has no steals, so he's not "back" yet. His minutes are still there and he's still a buy-low player. Nov 20, 9:37 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 22 in 37 minutes
    Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points in 37 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's his second game in a row with 37 minutes. Leonard is No. 3 in per-game fantasy value on the season for standard leagues and is even trending up. His upside is limitless. Nov 20, 9:30 pm
  • Terrence Jones puts up another dud on Friday
    Terrence Jones failed to do much during his 29 minutes of playing time on Friday, scoring just 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting (1-of4 from the line) to go with four boards, one assist, one steal, one 3-pointer and one turnover.

    Advice: Jones has been getting the minutes, but he just hasn't been producing, and he's currently only putting up late-round value on the season with averages of 12.6 points, 5.3 boards, 0.7 three-pointers and 1.1 blocks per game. Dwight Howard is going to be rested for Saturday's game against the Knicks, which should give Jones some more opportunity, so hopefully he gets things back on track during that one. Nov 20, 8:52 pm
  • Marcus Morris finally turns it around
    Marcus Morris picked it up against the Wolves on Friday with 16 points on 6-of-14 from the field, 11 rebounds and one block in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He did miss all five attempts from deep to drop him to 23.9 percent from beyond the arc on the season. Before tonight, he was making just 30.0 percent of his wide-open attempts from deep, so that's not going to cut it. He is still logging major minutes and is worth owning in standard leagues. He's not in jeopardy of losing playing time yet. Nov 20, 8:47 pm
  • Lance Stephenson will start Friday vs. POR
    Lance Stephenson will start against the Trail Blazers on Friday with Paul Pierce (rest, old) unavailable.

    Advice: Stephenson is averaging a meager 6.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game as a starter on 37.3 percent shooting from the field, so he remains a negligible option in all leagues despite the start. Nov 20, 7:01 pm
  • Terrence Jones (eye) returns to game
    Terrence Jones (eye) has returned to Friday's game.

    Advice: Sounds like the Rockets were just being cautious, catastrophe avoided. Nov 20, 6:35 pm
  • Terrence Jones (eye) questionable to return
    Terrence Jones (eye) was replaced by Corey Brewer in the starting lineup to start the second-half of Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies, and he is questionable to return.

    Advice: Jones is currently getting his right eye checked out by the Rocket's medical staff, the same right eyelid that forced him to miss six games earlier in the season. The severity of the injury is not currently known, but hopefully this is just the Rockets being overly cautious. We should have another update soon. Nov 20, 6:24 pm
  • MRI reveals left shoulder strain for Rudy Gay
    An MRI revealed a left shoulder strain for Rudy Gay, and the Kings are listing him as day-to-day.

    Advice: Gay shouldn't be out long, so Omri Casspi doesn't make for a very attractive speculative add in most formats. We'll be considering Gay questionable for Saturday's game against the Magic, and if he's unable to give it a go, look for DeMarcus Cousins to post a gaudy usage rate with Rajon Rondo seeing some additional opportunity on offense. Nov 20, 6:15 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha is good to go for Saturday
    Thabo Sefolosha will play against the Cavaliers on Saturday.

    Advice: He had some tightness in his ankle on Wednesday following the back-to-back set, but he'll be out there. Sefolosha and the Hawks don't have another back-to-back until Tuesday and Wednesday. He should get close to 28-30 minutes on Saturday. Nov 20, 12:27 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores season-high 25
    Klay Thompson scored a season-high 25 points against the Clippers on Thursday with three rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He actually played some great defense on Blake Griffin in the post tonight, so that's all the evidence you need to know how healthy his back is -- assuming he is healthy following this game. Thompson was uber aggressive today and his 12 attempts from the line tonight almost doubled his 14 attempts from his previous 11 games. If you bought low in the past week, you're looking pretty smart with Klay trending up. Nov 19, 11:31 pm
  • Draymond Green continues to be a monster
    Draymond Green made 7-of-9 from the field for 19 points with six rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He's one of a kind and his defense was huge tonight. Green picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter, but the team kept him out there and he didn't get another foul. Green is averaging 12.5 points, 7.8 boards and 7.1 assists, which puts him on pace to be the first PF or C since Wilt Chamberlain to average a 12-7-7 line. He's awesome and has first-round value on the season. Nov 19, 11:24 pm
  • Harrison Barnes keeps putting up numbers
    Harrison Barnes scored 21 points with seven rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He's been special as a stretch four all season. Barnes has fallen off in a big way as a 3-point shooter from his 40.5 percent from deep last year, but he's dominating on mid-range and around the basket. The increase in usage rate has launched him to sixth-round value on the year. He's one of the best third or fourth options in the NBA. Nov 19, 11:15 pm
  • Lance Stephensn DNP-CD
    Lance Stephenson was a DNP-CD on Thursday against the Warriors.

    Advice: He looked like he was talking some trash to the Warriors on the bench, so at least he has that going for him. Stephenson has no value. Nov 19, 10:49 pm
  • Rudy Gay (left shoulder) will have an MRI
    Rudy Gay (left shoulder strain) will be re-evaluated on Friday in Orlando.

    Advice: Presumably, the team will be giving him an MRI to check for any tears in his muscle or an issue with the joint. Gay grabbed the front part of his shoulder, so there's a chance he's dealing with a pectoral muscle issue. His fantasy owners will just have to hope he's OK, but he could miss significant time. If he's out, Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli would all gain a lot of value. Casspi would be the safest pickup of the bunch. Nov 19, 7:37 pm
  • Omri Casspi scores 16 points
    Omri Casspi scored 16 points in the starting lineup on Thursday with six rebounds, one block and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He was 7-of-11 from the field and missed all four shots from the line. Casspi started at the three because DeMarcus Cousins was suspended, but he would likely stick in the starting lineup if Rudy Gay (shoulder) needs to miss time. He's a very solid speculative add in standard leagues while we await the word of Gay's prognosis. Nov 19, 7:17 pm
  • Klay Thompson (back) will play on Thursday
    Klay Thompson (back) will play Thursday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Thompson was limited during Wednesday's practice, but he was never really expected to miss Thursday's matchup against the Dubs California rivals. He should get a healthy heaping of minutes tonight with Shaun Livingston (hip) out, so go ahead and get him active. Nov 19, 11:45 am
  • Jimmy Butler wants to guard Steph Curry
    Jimmy Butler said he'll ask to guard Steph Curry when the Bulls play the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: Careful what you ask for, Jimmy. "I look forward to guarding everybody, especially a prime time scorer," Butler said. "I’ll ask coach for that matchup." Butler is one of the league's better defenders, but he'll come up against an unstoppable force on Friday. Butler may have some trouble guarding the reigning MVP on Friday, but he's still a must-start any time he's out on the court. Nov 19, 6:49 am
  • Bulls win, Jimmy Butler w/ season-high 32 pts
    Jimmy Butler scored a season-high 32 points to help the Bulls hold off the Suns in Phoenix on Wednesday, making 11-of-23 shots with three 3-pointers, six rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: He shot 7-of-15 from beyond 15 feet and grew more comfortable as the game progressed, finishing with a season-high 23 shot attempts and only one turnover in 43 minutes. It's no coincidence that Derrick Rose (ankle) was out tonight, and Jimmy will again be the unquestioned focal point of the Bulls' attack if Rose can't play vs. the Warriors on Friday. Nov 18, 10:20 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic's slide continues vs. Phoenix
    Nikola Mirotic was quiet again vs. the Suns, posting 10 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 21 minutes.

    Advice: He shot just 4-of-12 from the field and didn't attempt any free throws, but at least he contributed a few triples and steals. Mirotic's confidence seems rattled and his playing time is decreasing alongside his efficiency -- in the past five games he's averaging 8.6 points on 31.7 percent shooting. He's too good to cut outright, but owners should think about benching him until he regains his footing. Nov 18, 10:17 pm
  • Rodney Hood puts up nice line in win
    Rodney Hood put up a nice stat line against the Raptors on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with six boards, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: With a 20-point game coming on Sunday, it's safe to say Hood's foot soreness is behind him. Hood is putting up seventh-round value on the season and he's also trending up with at least 35 minutes in his last three active games. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Nov 18, 9:18 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari held to nine points vs Spurs
    Danilo Gallinari cooled off vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, scoring nine points on 2-of-9 shooting with eight boards, three assists and one block.

    Advice: He was coming off a 32-point game on Tuesday, but the matchups were night and day -- he blew up vs. the Pelicans and struggled vs. the Spurs. The Rooster should get back on track in a favorable matchup vs. the visiting Suns on Friday. Nov 18, 9:12 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll scores just seven
    DeMarre Carroll made 2-of-8 from the field for seven points during a 93-89 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Even though the shooting line isn't pretty, he was able to contribute some defense and treys. Carroll continues to struggle with his shot, but there's been no indication of him still dealing with his foot injury. He's still a buy-low guy. Nov 18, 9:11 pm
  • Yet another 9-cat gem for Kawhi Leonard
    Kawhi Leonard had another 9-cat gem in Wednesday's victory, scoring 20 points with three 3-pointers, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and zero turnovers.

    Advice: He made 8-of-16 shots and is churning out some of the steadiest fantasy production this side of Stephen Curry. Leonard's career-high 26.4 usage rate hasn't affected his efficiency, as he's also posting a career-high 25.5 PER and flirting with a career-high in true shooting (59.7 percent). It's almost unfair. Nov 18, 9:08 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 14 points
    DeMar DeRozan made 6-of-15 from the field for 14 points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and two turnovers against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: While this line wasn't great, he put Rudy Gobert on one of the best posterizing dunks of the season. DeRozan hasn't shot over 42 percent from the field in any of his previous four games while he failed to make a trey, too. He has seventh-round value on the season, which seems about right for an expectation going forward. You can check out the dunk in the link below. Nov 18, 9:06 pm
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