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  • Wes Johnson, Stephenson, Pierce all scoreless
    Wes Johnson was invisible despite starting on Wednesday, finishing scoreless with one rebound, three turnovers and zero assists, steals or blocks.

    Advice: Any positivity from Johnson's prior start was erased tonight and Doc Rivers is still searching for answers. The Clippers three options at small forward -- Johnson, Lance Stephenson and Paul Pierce -- combined for zero points on 0-of-5 shooting. Unless one of them demands the lion's share of minutes, all three are persona non grata in fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 11:35 pm
  • T.J. Warren scores 18 points
    T.J. Warren scored 18 points on 8-of-13 from the field against the Pelicans on Wednesday with one rebound in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He was up to his usual tricks of cutting to the basket and getting easy looks. Unfortunately, Warren just doesn't do much else on the stat sheet outside of scoring, so he's not a particularly strong pickup in standard leagues. If you're in a points league, he's worth a look. Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores 17 points
    Courtney Lee scored 17 points against the Rockets during a 102-93 win over on Wednesday, adding one rebound, two assists and two steals in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Revenge game from a guy who played in Houston back in 2010-12? Lee has taken advantage of Jeff Green and Matt Barnes moving up a position, which has raised his minutes while Zach Randolph (knee) has been out. Z-Bo should be back soon and Lee just had a goose egg on Tuesday, so he's not a strong add. Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 20 points
    Jeff Green kept it going on Wednesday against the Rockets with 20 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and no turnovers.

    Advice: It was a great matchup for him as the Rockets played right into his hands with some small-ball lineups. Green might be playing the best ball of his life right now and he's likely earned a consistent role even when Zach Randolph gets back. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Hollis-Jefferson dubbed 'fresh meat' by KD
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 11 points, 11 rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes vs. Kevin Durant and the Thunder on Wednesday.

    Advice: RHJ continues to impress and it looks like the Nets' starting SF job is his to lose, though he had another valuable learning experience tonight -- he was torched defensively by Durant, who later described the rookie as "fresh meat." He didn't have any steals tonight but made 4-of-7 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs, and is worth adding to the end of your bench. Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Marcus Thornton scores two points
    Marcus Thornton scored two points in 15 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: More importantly, he attempted his first free throws of the season after failing to do so in his first 316 minutes of the year. Your move, T.J. McConnell. Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Marco Belinelli scores 17 points in win
    Marco Belinelli scored 17 points with one rebound, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: When one of the most-used players like DeMarcus Cousins (back) misses time, there are going to be a lot of shots to go around. Belinelli played minutes at both wing spots and he's going to be asked to take a ton of shots from outside. If you need treys in the short term, give him a look. His value will drop once Boogie is back. Yesterday, 8:52 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. Yesterday, 8:49 pm
  • Damjan Rudez scores 13 points w/ three 3s
    Damjan Rudez took advantage of his first significant playing time this season, scoring 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting, including a 3-of-4 mark from deep.

    Advice: He added only one rebound with no other stats in 17 minutes of action, but it was still a solid performance for the 29-year-old forward. The Wolves' bench was used extensively tonight and Rudez is unlikely to remain a substantial part of the rotation once Nemanja Bjelica (knee) returns, so enjoy it while it lasts. Yesterday, 8:44 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. Yesterday, 8:41 pm
  • Gerald Green logs 38 minutes in fill-in start
    Gerald Green started in place of Luol Deng (hamstring) on Wednesday, scoring 16 points on 6-of-17 shooting in 38 minutes of action.

    Advice: He made two 3-pointers with five rebounds, one assist, one block and three turnovers in Miami's road loss, and his inefficient shooting didn't help matters. Deng said recently that the Heat are playing it safe to prevent his hamstring injury from lingering, so there's a chance he'll also sit out vs. the Knicks on Friday. Given the temporary nature of his promotion, Green is best suited for DFS play. Yesterday, 7:51 pm
  • Evan Turner starts 2nd half over Jae Crowder
    Evan Turner started the second half of Wednesday's game in place of Jae Crowder and finished with 16 points, nine boards, three assists and one block in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Turner takes some offensive pressure off Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley, which was desirable after the Celtics' awful 40-point first half. Turner is a more appealing fantasy option when starting but this isn't likely to become a trend, so he remains a borderline option in 12-team leagues. Yesterday, 7:28 pm
  • Wes Johnson starting again on Wednesday
    Wes Johnson will start on Wednesday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Coach Doc Rivers wouldn't commit to it, but it makes the most sense. Expect Wes to not take many shots while playing minutes in the mid 20s. He's not worth owning in standard leagues. Yesterday, 7:06 pm
  • P.J. Hairston leaves after elbow to head
    P.J. Hairston exited Wednesday's game after taking an elbow to his head, but the Hornets don't think he suffered a concussion.

    Advice: Hairston will likely be tested further and we'll let you know if he's in danger of missing Friday's game. He continues to start because coach Steve Clifford doesn't feel Jeremy Lamb can defend the league's elite scorers, but a defensive-specialist role hasn't done him any favors for fantasy purposes. Yesterday, 6:37 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. Yesterday, 4:18 pm
  • Gerald Green starting in place of Luol Deng
    Gerald Green is starting in place of Luol Deng (hamstring) on Wednesday against the Pistons.

    Advice: That will push Dwyane Wade to more of a small forward in the offensive set and Green should likely guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Green is probably only looking at minutes in the mid-20s and it's a pretty safe bet that we'll see more of Justise Winslow, especially to close halves. Yesterday, 3:49 pm
  • Jerami Grant bumped to the bench
    Jerami Grant will come off the bench against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: He should be playing more power forward now and he's really the third big on the active roster with no true bigs behind Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor. Grant should still see minutes in the 25-29 range tonight. Yesterday, 3:14 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. Yesterday, 3:00 pm
  • Rivers won't commit to Johnson as starter
    Despite the fact that the Clippers snapped a three-game losing streak with Wes Johnson as the starting small forward, Doc Rivers would not commit to keeping him in the starting five long-term.

    Advice: "That lineup is a lineup that I'm going to keep moving, depending on guys," Rivers said. "I like Wes the most because of his size and his ability to shoot, but there's nights where you play a great offensive player at that spot and we may go with a defensive guy. We're going to just keep moving it around." Lance Stephenson, Paul Pierce and Johnson are going to continue subbing in-and-out of the starting five for the foreseeable future, making it tough to own any of these guys in most leagues. Yesterday, 9:54 am
  • Gerald Green runs w/ starters at shootaround
    Gerald Green was spotted running with the starting unit during Wednesday morning's shootaround.

    Advice: Luol Deng (hamstring) is extremely unlikely to play Wednesday vs. the Pistons, and it looks like Erik Spoelstra is contemplating giving Green the start over rookie Justise Winslow. Green can fill it up when given the minutes, but he's been pretty horrible this season with averages of just 7.6 points and 1.1 three-pointers per game. He'll also be competing for touches with Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as a starter, so even as a punt play in DFS, he'll be a very risky option. Yesterday, 9:42 am
  • Wes Johnson scores 11 points in start Tues
    Wes Johnson scored 11 points in a start at small forward on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets, adding two boards, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He probably would have seen a few extra minutes if he didn't get into foul trouble, but it was an encouraging game for Johnson and it's possible that he could stick in the starting lineup. Paul Pierce hasn't been playing well and Lance Stephenson is still Lance Stephenson, so feel free to take a flier on Johnson if you're in a deep league. Tuesday, 8:56 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
  • Jeff Green scores 19 points in win over Mavs
    Jeff Green hit 8-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks in Tuesday's win over the Mavs.

    Advice: After scoring 20-plus points in two straight games, Green had scored a total of just 13 points in his last two games, despite the absence of Zach Randolph (knee). He looked good tonight and is worth owning in all leagues as long as he's starting at SF for the Grizzlies. Tuesday, 7:58 pm
  • Wes Johnson will start, Paul Pierce to bench
    Wes Johnson will start on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets with Paul Pierce moving to the bench.

    Advice: The Clippers haven't gotten a lot of production out of Pierce or Lance Stephenson, so it will be interesting to see if Johnson can build some momentum. Johnson's minutes will still be relatively low with the starters, so owners in deeper leagues can use a wait-and-see approach. Tuesday, 5:22 pm
  • T.J. Warren scores 16 off bench
    T.J. Warren made 7-of-15 from the field for 16 points against the Spurs on Monday with three rebounds, two assists and one block in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He had a terrific game and had a career high in field goal attempts. Warren is usually depending on his guards to get him the ball, but he was able to score on his own -- a big part of his game at Summer League. Warren's upside isn't quite worth keeping on a standard-league roster and he'll likely need P.J. Tucker to miss time to gain enough value to be added. Monday, 10:46 pm
  • P.J. Hairston returns, plays 19 minutes
    P.J. Hairston played 19 minutes in his return on Monday with five points, six rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: While he does start, Hairston is one of the least valuable starters in fantasy. He can be ignored in most formats. Monday, 8:45 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
  • Marco Belinelli plays 38 minutes
    Marco Belinelli played 38 minutes against the Hornets on Monday with 17 points, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Kings went small for a decent amount of this game and coach George Karl is beginning to trust Belinelli more off the bench. Even with Rudy Gay back tonight, there's a decent chance Bello could get in the mix in standard leagues. If you need treys, give him a look. Monday, 8:24 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
  • P.J. Hairston will start against the Kings
    P.J. Hairston (quad) will start against the Kings on Monday.

    Advice: He suffered his quad injury back on Nov. 15 and likely won't play a lot of minutes. Marvin Williams will play more minutes at power forward with Hairston back. Jeremy Lamb is slightly less appealing with Hairston back. Hairston has very little value. Monday, 2:25 pm
  • T.J. Warren hits three 3-pointers off bench
    T.J. Warren got hot from downtown vs. the Pelicans, scoring nine points with three 3-pointers and two rebounds in 21 minutes of action.

    Advice: He had four 3-pointers all season prior to this outburst, which came against a New Orleans defense that has allowed opponents to shoot a league-high 40.1 percent from deep this year. Warren has been solid offensively all season, shooting 52.1 percent from the field, but he's chipping in a mere 3.4 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocks. He's a deep-league option until the supporting stats increase. Sunday, 6:06 pm
  • Evan Turner plays well in 32 minutes Sunday
    Evan Turner finished Sunday's road loss with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in 32 minutes off the Celtics' bench.

    Advice: Turner's minutes should rise with Marcus Smart (leg) on the shelf for a few weeks, and he's worth a look as a low-end source of scoring, rebounds, assists and steals. His bench production will be even more important with Avery Bradley in the starting lineup -- other than Turner, Boston's reserves shot a combined 33.3 percent from the field. Sunday, 5:43 pm
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson racks up five steals
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson racked up a career-high five steals vs. Boston on Sunday, adding nine points (2-of-3 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), seven rebounds, four assists and one block.

    Advice: RHJ has at least one steal in five straight games and he's well worth a look for specialist value. He committed only one turnover in 31 minutes tonight and his role could be on the rise, but don't expect much scoring from the 20-year-old swingman. Sunday, 5:41 pm
  • Evan Turner dealing with swelling in his knee
    Evan Turner said that he's been dealing with some swelling in his knee since the preseason, but he doesn't think it's a very big deal.

    Advice: Turner will play on Sunday, and he should see a nice minutes bump with Marcus Smart (leg) out for the next couple of weeks. Turner doesn’t seem very concerned about the knee, and neither are we. Sunday, 2:01 pm
  • Hairston (quad contusion) questionable Mon
    P.J. Hairston (quad contusion) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: After three consecutive games on the shelf, Hairston returned to practice on Sunday and is nearing a return to the court. He was starting at small forward prior to his ankle injury, but he still wasn't producing enough to warrant consideration in fantasy leagues. Leave him on the wire. Sunday, 9:46 am
  • Courtney Lee has better game
    Courtney Lee scored 15 points during a 92-82 loss to the Spurs on Saturday, adding one rebound, two steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He's seen an uptick in playing time in his past two, but that's because Zach Randolph (knee) has been out and the small forwards have shifted to power forward more to open up wing minutes for him. Lee isn't a strong pickup and snapped a seven-game streak of failing to score more than seven points. Saturday, 9:19 pm
  • Jeff Green (head) returns to game Saturday
    Jeff Green (head) returned to Saturday's game against the Spurs after briefly going to the locker room.

    Advice: Green collided with Tony Allen and was visibly shaken up, but it's very encouraging to see him back in the game so quickly. He finished with six points, seven rebounds one assist and one steal in 28 minutes. Saturday, 7:10 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. Saturday, 7:07 pm
  • Jeff Green (head) leaves game on Saturday
    Jeff Green (head) left Saturday's game against the Spurs after colliding with Tony Allen and his return is uncertain.

    Advice: It was a head-to-head collision and Green looked like he was in a lot of pain, so we'd be surprised if he was able to return. He will likely be evaluated for a concussion in the locker room, so we should have another update momentarily. Saturday, 7:02 pm
  • Marco Belinelli scores 13 points
    Marco Belinelli scored 13 points against the Magic on Saturday with two rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He played at both wing positions with more time at small forward tonight. Belinelli should be getting minutes in the high 20s while Rudy Gay (shoulder) is out, so he'll be able to flirt with top 100 value in that time due to his output in treys. Saturday, 5:08 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 12:51 pm
  • Evan Turner (leg) good to go Sunday
    Evan Turner (right leg strain) is good to go for Sunday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: This is the first we are hearing about a leg injury for Turner, but it doesn't sound serious and his status isn't in doubt. With Marcus Smart (leg) sidelined for at least two games, Turner's fantasy value should get a nice short-term bump. Saturday, 10:11 am
  • T.J. Warren play just 11 minutes in return
    T.J. Warren returned from a one-game absence on Friday with no points and two assists in 11 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns focused on the 3-pointer tonight, which isn't Warren's forte. He should be looking at more minutes going forward, but his upside isn't quite high enough to own in standard leagues. Friday, 11:57 pm
  • Jeff Green scores just seven points in start
    Jeff Green couldn't keep the hot streak going during Friday's win over Houston, scoring just seven points on 2-of-9 shooting to go with six boards, one 3-pointer, one assist, two steals and one block through 29 minutes.

    Advice: Green is consistently inconsistent, which is a great hindrance to his fantasy value. He was rolling up to this point, averaging 18.3 points, 4.7 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 three-pointer and 1.3 steals over his last three, but those numbers obviously weren't sustainable. He's worth owning as a low-end asset in deep leagues, but with a lengthy history of inconsistency, he's not a great option in standard formats. Friday, 10:20 pm
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has best game
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored a career-high 13 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He did score five points in the final 1:30 of this game, so this line is inflated due to garbage time. Hollis-Jefferson is running away with the starting job and he is showing some sort of offensive skill. He will be up and down for the next three months, but he's worth a look in 16-team leagues. Friday, 7:14 pm
  • Jerami Grant scores 12 points
    Jerami Grant scored 12 points on 6-of-9 from the field with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 24 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: He was very good at power forward and that may be helping his field goal percentage. On the season, Grant is averaging 10.5 points, 4.8 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.6 blocks, 0.6 steals and 0.3 treys on 45.0 percent from the field. He's putting up top-120 value and is trending up, so he's worth a look in standard leagues. Grant is more of a 14-team guy, though. Friday, 7:00 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. Friday, 12:27 pm
  • P.J. Hairston (quad contusion) out Friday
    P.J. Hairston (quad contusion) will not play on Friday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Hairston might be able to return next week, but he doesn't have any fantasy value despite the fact that he was starting at small forward prior to the injury. Cody Zeller started in place of Hairston on Wednesday with Marvin Williams moving to the three, but Zeller is questionable with an ankle injury which could open the door for Frank Kaminsky. Friday, 8:18 am
  • Marco Belinelli scores 23 points off bench
    Marco Belinelli scored a team-high 23 points during a 116-109 loss to the Heat on Thursday, adding one rebound, one assist and five 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He scored six points in his first two minutes of action and kept his foot on the gas throughout the game. If Rudy Gay (shoulder) needs to miss time, Belinelli will be a very important floor-spacing guy for the Kings and should see minutes in the mid 20s. If you need 3-pointers, give him a look in 14-team leagues. If Gay is out, Bello would be worth a look in standard leagues. Thursday, 7:30 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. Thursday, 7:17 pm
  • Omri Casspi will start at the three
    Omri Casspi will start at small forward on Thursday against the Heat.

    Advice: The Kings used a small-ball lineup in three of their four games without DeMarcus Cousins and the one exception was against the Memphis Grizzlies -- a big team. Casspi should see a ton of minutes with Rudy Gay logging lots of his playing time at power forward tonight, making him a nice option in DFS. Thursday, 4:06 pm
  • Omri Casspi expected to start on Thursday
    George Karl said that he's planning on starting Omri Casspi at small forward for Thursday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Karl is planning on sliding Rudy Gay over to power forward and inserting Kosta Koufos into the starting center slot, which allows Casspi to start at small forward. Casspi is pretty hit-or-miss, but he'll see enough opportunity tonight with DeMarcus Cousins (suspension) on the sidelines to warrant a punt play in daily leagues. Thursday, 3:24 pm
  • T.J. Warren (illness) will play on Friday
    T.J. Warren (illness) will return from a one-game absence for Friday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: With Warren back in action, P.J. Tucker's minutes will return to the mid-20s which isn't enough time for him to produce statistics worthy of ownership in standard leagues. Warren was rolling before missing Wednesday's game, averaging 15.0 points, 4.0 boards and 1.3 steals on 63.3 percent shooting over his last four, so he's worth a look in deep leagues. Thursday, 1:12 pm
  • Thabo scores just three points
    Thabo Sefolosha said his ankle was very tight following Wednesday's game, finishing with three points, three boards, two assists, two steals and one turnover in 21 minutes.

    Advice: It was the second night of a back-to-back, so the Hawks may be resting him in those instances going forward. It was his worst game on the stat sheet since the opener. Sefolosha was taking an uncharacteristically high amount of shots in his previous three games, but he was back down to being the fifth option in the offense. He's only worth a look in 18-team leagues while Kent Bazemore (ankle) is out. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • T.J. Warren out for Wednesday night
    T.J. Warren (illness) will not play against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: That would mean more minutes would go to P.J. Tucker. Archie Goodwin has also played a handful of three, so he'll be looking at more minutes, too. Warren was playing really well, so this is a tough blow for his fantasy owners. Wednesday, 5:51 pm
  • Thabo and Korver are available
    Thabo Sefolosha and Kyle Korver are both available for Wednesday against the Kings.

    Advice: It's the second game of a back-to-back set, but the Hawks seem a lot more comfortable using their veteran wings. Wednesday, 3:24 pm
  • P.J. Hairston (quad) out Wednesday vs. BKN
    P.J. Hairston (quad contusion) will miss Wednesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: This will be Hairston's second consecutive game on the sidelines, and head coach Steve Clifford implied on Tuesday that he could miss several more games, so he might not be back until November 23. With Hairston sidelined on Tuesday, Clifford gave Cody Zeller the start, but as usual Zeller failed to do anything significant during his 18 minutes of action. Frank Kaminsky could see some more minutes with Hairston out, but he too is ineffective at bringing meaningful numbers to the box score. Wednesday, 2:29 pm
  • T.J. Warren (illness) questionable Wednesday
    T.J. Warren (illness) was not present during Wednesday morning's shootaround, and he is questionable to play vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: If Warren is forced to sit out Wednesday's game, P.J. Tucker's minutes would likely climb to the 30s, and he'd be someone to consider deploying as a punt play in DFS. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 10:41 am
  • Gerald Green plays 12 minutes in return
    Gerald Green returned to action on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, scoring two points with four boards and one assist in 12 minutes.

    Advice: Green was averaging 21.7 minutes per game prior to his suspension, so he is probably going to have to climb out of the doghouse before he will have any fantasy value. Leave him on the wire. Tuesday, 9:11 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores eight points
    Thabo Sefolosha scored eight points with seven rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Tiago Splitter experiment didn't go well, so Sefolsha may be the next man up in the starting lineup. Regardless, he's always had a low usage rate, so his ceiling won't be quite as high. If you're looking for some defensive stats and treys, give Thabo a look in 14-team leagues. Tuesday, 8:31 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha questionable for Wednesday
    Head coach Mike Budenholzer said he will see how Thabo Sefolosha does during Tuesday's game against the Nets before deciding on his availability for Wednesday's matchup with the Kings.

    Advice: Sefolosha has not yet played in back-to-back sets, but with Kent Bazemore (ankle) on the sidelines, the Hawks may need to rely on Thabo more than usual. He's more of a steals specialist in deep leagues than a DFS target. Tuesday, 3:45 pm
  • P.J. Hairston (quad) could miss more games
    P.J. Hairston (quad) could miss several more games according to coach Steve Clifford.

    Advice: He has already been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks with Marvin Williams drawing the start at small forward. Hairston couldn't emerge as a fantasy asset despite starting, so there is no reason for him to be owned in most leagues moving forward. Tuesday, 3:13 pm
  • Gerald Green will be available Tuesday
    Gerald Green will be available to play on Tuesday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: Head coach Erik Spoelstra said that he is planning on playing Green, but his owners may want to keep him on their bench until we see what type of role he will have. Green is only on the radar in deeper formats while Dwyane Wade is healthy. Tuesday, 3:01 pm
  • P.J. Hairston out Tuesday against Knicks
    P.J. Hairston (right quad contusion) will miss Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Hairston will be replaced in the starting lineup by Marvin Williams at small forward and Cody Zeller will start at power forward on Tuesday. Jeremy Lamb (shoulder) and Jeremy Lin will also see an increase in minutes for as long as Hairston is out. Tuesday, 8:40 am
  • T.J. Warren scores career-high 19 points
    T.J. Warren scored a career-high 19 points against the Lakers on Monday, adding four rebounds and two steals in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He was 9-of-13 from the field with nine of his shots coming in the paint. The Suns haven't really played him or P.J. Tucker at the four sans Markieff Morris and they split the minutes at the three tonight. Warren has been remarkably efficient in his last four with a 23.3 usage rate and a 69.8 true shooting percentage, averaging 15.5 points, 3.5 boards, 1.0 steals and 0.3 blocks. His upside isn't quite strong enough to grab in standard leagues, but he's certainly worth a look. Monday, 10:37 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 20 points vs. OKC
    Jeff Green had a nice revenge game against the Thunder on Monday with 20 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: After a goose egg on Nov. 11, Green has really picked it up. In his last three, he's averaged 18.3 points, 4.7 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 treys. He's also played at least 30 minutes in all of those games. Green isn't really a high-upside guy, so he's not a terrific grab. That said, if you want to grab him and see if he can keep it going, it's not a bad idea. Monday, 9:13 pm
  • Courtney Lee gets 17 minutes
    Courtney Lee played 17 minutes against the Thunder on Monday with six points, one rebound, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He's seen his playing time take a big dive. Jeff Green is playing well and Mario Chalmers is also taking minutes away from Lee. He can be dropped in most formats. Monday, 9:10 pm
  • Gerald Green's conditioning is game-ready
    Gerald Green's conditioning is considered game-ready.

    Advice: It's unclear what role Green will hold upon returning to the Heat, but the good news is he's not limited now that he's back with the team. Nov 16, 10:02 am
  • Update: Hairston now doubtful for Tuesday
    Updating a previous item, P.J. Hairston (right quad contusion) is doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. New York.

    Advice: With Hairston a virtual certainty to sit that contest out, it should be either Jeremy Lamb (left shoulder strain) or Nicolas Batum starting at small forward. If Lamb is out and Batum is forced to move to the 3, Jeremy Lin is the best option to start alongside Kemba Walker in the backcourt. Nov 16, 9:52 am
  • P.J. Hairston (quad) doesn't practice Monday
    P.J. Hairston (quad contusion) did not practice on Monday.

    Advice: After leaving Sunday's game with the injury, Hairston should be considered questionable at best heading into Charlotte's back-to-back set against the Knicks and Nets on Tuesday and Wednesday. Jeremy Lamb (shoulder) could be next in line, but he didn't practice on Monday, either. If both guys are unavailable, the Hornets would likely slide Jeremy Lin in at shooting guard, kicking Nicolas Batum down to start small forward. Nov 16, 9:10 am
  • Joerger praises Jeff Green after Sunday start
    Coach Dave Joerger praised Jeff Green's play in Sunday's win over the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Green had 21 points on 7-of-12 from the floor, including 6-of-6 from the foul line, to go along with four rebounds, three assists and a triple in 35 minutes as the starter. "We were aggressive going to the paint, which was good. Once we got in the paint, we didn’t settle and Jeff Green was big with that," Joerger said. The head coach said he wanted "some more size" in a matchup vs. Andrew Wiggins, so Green could be ticketed back to the bench as soon as Monday vs. his former Thunder team. Nov 16, 7:06 am
  • Gerald Green apologizes for suspension
    Gerald Green apologized for his two-game suspension, saying he was "ashamed" of his incident.

    Advice: Green declined to discuss details. "I'm just trying to just get over this situation," Green said. "I can't apologize enough to the residents that lived in my building, my fans who supported me and definitely my family. That was a situation that I'm not proud of. But I'm ready to move forward. I'm ready to continue with the team's goals. I'm ready to be with my brothers." No charges have been filed. Nov 16, 7:01 am
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