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  • Arron Afflalo wants to finish career in NY
    Arron Afflalo said he wants to finish his career with the Knicks.

    Advice: "I want to finish my career here," Afflalo said. "Having a good young player and a winning team should help us get other guys." Afflalo has a player option for next season, so can choose to continue his career in New York for 2016-17 if he so chooses. As for this year, the 29-year-old isn't offering fantasy owners much besides his 11.2 poinst per game and is a borderline player in standard leagues. 49 minutes ago
  • Knicks not thinking Carmelo Anthony trade
    The Knicks have not thought about trading Carmelo Anthony, according to general manager Steve Mills.

    Advice: When asked if Anthony trade discussions have come up, Mills shot down speculation. "Never," Mills says. "Period." While Anthony could still be on the trade block, he's averaging 22.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 1.6 treys and should be started in all fantasy leagues. 56 minutes ago
  • Rudy Gay scores 20 points on Monday
    Rudy Gay scored 20 points against the Mavs on Monday with seven rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: It's the second game in a row in which he scored 20 points, but he only need 12 field goal attempts tonight compared to 20 on Saturday. Gay operated in the post a lot tonight and his move to being more of a combo forward has been a minor negative to this point. Gay still have a little buy-low appeal as a sixth-round player due to his averages dropping in every fantasy category except rebounds. Today, 12:22 am
  • Omri Casspi scores 10 points in 33 minutes
    Omri Casspi played 33 minutes against the Mavs on Monday with 10 points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Kings really like the Casspi, Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins lineup in their frontcourt. Of their 77 three-man combinations with at least 35 minutes this season, none have a higher net rating than the Boogie, Gay and Omri combo. He'll probably be hit and miss, but Omri might be worth a flier in standard leagues even with the Kings getting healthy. Today, 12:12 am
  • Marco Belinelli gets just 15 minutes
    Marco Belinelli played 15 minutes on Monday with two points, two assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: He really picked it up while DeMarcus Cousins was out, but there just won't be enough shots or minutes for Belinelli now that the Kings have their studs healthy. He's a drop candidate in most leagues after a really nice week. Today, 12:01 am
  • Chandler Parsons scores 14 points in loss
    Chandler Parsons scored 14 points in 24 minutes against the Kings on Monday with three assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Mavs do have a road back-to-back coming up on Tuesday against the Blazers, so Parsons' fantasy owners might want to make sure he's a go for that one. He's not a must-start player yet, but he's a must-stash guy with his numbers starting to trend up. Yesterday, 11:48 pm
  • Draymond Green scores 20 points
    Draymond Green made 8-of-21 from the field for 20 points against the Jazz on Monday with nine rebounds, seven assists and five turnovers.

    Advice: After the game during the Warriors broadcast, Green mentioned how he heard Joe Ingles said he wanted the Jazz to take on the Warriors while they were still undefeated. "Be careful what you wish for," Green said. While this was his best scoring game since Nov. 12, it's just his second game this season without any defensive stats and he matched his season high in turnovers. Green has second-round value. Yesterday, 11:29 pm
  • Rodney Hood plays through rib issue
    Rodney Hood returned from an in-game rib injury on Monday, finishing with 12 points, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't play his best game and missed an important 3-point attempt in the last minute. Hood entered the game with a mild back injury, but he'll get a few days off before the Jazz take on the Magic on Thursday. He should be owned in standard leagues, especially with the Jazz playing Alec Burks at point guard more. Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Jimmy Butler has low scoring game
    Jimmy Butler made 5-of-9 from the field for 14 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers in 40 minutes against the Spurs on Monday.

    Advice: He admitted he's been dealing with a heel issue. "Hopefully it doesn't get worse," Butler said. "Get some treatment and be ready to go Wednesday ... there's nothing I can do about it." It sounds like it could be a plantar fasciitis issue, which might linger for a while. If you're going to trade him because you're worried about it getting worse, you should get top-15 value back. Yesterday, 10:47 pm
  • Doug McDermott scores 12 off bench
    Doug McDermott scored 12 points with three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Monday.

    Advice: His 30 minutes matched a season high with the other outing coming in a garbage time-filled loss. McDermott's minutes were trending up before he was ill on Friday with six minutes, so he might be able to play in the 24-29 range going forward. He still doesn't do anything outside of score, so he's not a great add in standard formats. Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute draws another start
    Luc Mbah a Moute drew another start on Monday vs. the Blazers and scored four points with five boards and one assist in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He attempted just three shots on the night and his role is basically just to defend. He doesn't have much upside and it's not a lock that he will continue to start, so he's a very shaky option even in deep leagues. Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Danny Green scores nine points
    Danny Green made 3-of-10 from the field for nine points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: He just can't get out of his own way this season, but he is showing some signs of life in his last five. In that span, he averaged 9.4 points, 4.4 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.2 treys. The bad news? He's made just 34.7 percent from the field in that run. He's been a disaster in the paint after being pretty decent from there in his career. His struggles are one of the longest anomalies in the past few seasons. Stick with him. Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Kent Bazemore gets 22 minutes
    Kent Bazemore played 22 minutes against the Thunder on Monday with seven points, two rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Even though the minutes are down with him coming off the bench, he's still managed to put up decent stats. It's a little tough to project Bazemore's role because Thabo Sefolosha may be playing bigger minutes because of the matchups against elite small forwards. We'll see how the Hawks handle Thabo against DeMarre Carroll on Wednesday. Bazemore is still a hold right now. Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha logs 39 minutes
    Thabo Sefolosha played a season-high 39 minutes in the starting lineup against the Thunder on Monday with no points, eight boards, six assists, four steals and one turnover.

    Advice: He was on Kevin Durant duty for much of this game after having to guard Kawhi Leonard on Saturday. "We won this game because of Thabo," Al Horford said. Sefolosha may stick in the starting lineup or get moved to the bench. It shouldn't really matter because his minutes will be similar regardless of role. He is worth owning in standard leagues now that he's had his restriction lifted. Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 25 with lots of stats
    Kevin Durant scored 25 points with six rebounds, six assists, one steal, four blocks and two 3-pointers against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: He made 9-of-18 from the field and all five from the line for an eight-category line. Durant has 10 blocks in his last three games to go with a little bit of everything. He's fantasy No. 2 player per game and is gaining ground on Stephen Curry. Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Rodney Hood (bruised rib) will return Monday
    Rodney Hood suffered a bruised right rib on Monday against the Spurs, but he will return.

    Advice: He walked back to the locker room under his own power, but he was back on the bench a moment later. He is already battling back spasms, but it sounds like he will be fine. Check back after the game for another update. Yesterday, 6:55 pm
  • Rodney Hood (back) will start on Monday
    Rodney Hood (back spasms) will start on Monday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He was upgraded to probable earlier in the day, and his back issue is considered very minor. He played 34 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday and scored 16 points with two treys, so he belongs in all active lineups. Yesterday, 5:56 pm
  • Jimmy Butler taking it easy in practice
    Jimmy Butler (foot) has been taking it easy in practice the past couple days.

    Advice: He's dealing with a heel issue and has been limping on occasion. Butler will be playing through it and hopefully the added rest in practice will help. Butler is putting up first-round value and his owners shouldn't be overly concerned. Yesterday, 3:27 pm
  • Rodney Hood upgraded to probable for Monday
    Rodney Hood (back spasms) has been upgraded to probable for Monday vs. Golden State.

    Advice: Hood was previously listed as questionable, but his status was never really in doubt. Hood played 33.5 minutes on Saturday, and he'll have his hands full trying to slow down the Warriors' backcourt on Monday night. Yesterday, 10:40 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha will start again on Monday
    Thabo Sefolosha will again start on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: For the second straight game, Kent Bazemore come off the bench. Sefolosha (24:42) actually saw more time than Bazemore (19:49) in Saturday's blowout loss vs. San Antonio, and the Hawks clearly like what a healthy Sefolosha can provide defensively with the starting five. Yesterday, 8:34 am
  • Jimmy Butler dealing with right foot injury
    Jimmy Butler is playing through an undisclosed right foot injury.

    Advice: "Man I don’t know what it is, but I’m playing through it," Butler said. The tough-as-nails swingman originally injured himself on November 20 vs. the Warriors and added he "wasn't sure" if he'd need an MRI. There is nothing to suggest Butler is going to miss time, but this will remain a concern so long as Butler is playing heavy minute and until he says it's a non-issue. Yesterday, 6:07 am
  • Arron Afflalo scores 31 points in OT defeat
    The Knicks dropped their fourth straight game on Sunday despite Arron Afflalo's season-high 31 points on 13-of-19 shooting, with six of his points coming in overtime.

    Advice: He drained 2-of-4 shots from downtown and added seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and only one turnover, falling a block short of a pristine 9-cat line. We're still leery of him after this monster performance -- Carmelo Anthony was out tonight, James Harden played indifferent defense, and Afflalo was a liability in nine games prior to this outburst. He came in averaging 11.2 points (41.0 percent FGs, 60.0 percent FTs) with few rebounds or assists and non-existent defensive stats. Sunday, 8:15 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute starts, plays 23 mins Sunday
    Luc Mbah a Moute started at SF vs. the Wolves and posted seven points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Mbah a Moute hasn't cracked top-200 fantasy value since the 2010-11 season and he offers no upside as part of a timeshare with Paul Pierce, Lance Stephenson and Wes Johnson. Deep league owners should give him a look while he's starting, but the vast majority should ignore him. Sunday, 4:24 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (illness) will not play Sun
    Carmelo Anthony (illness) will not play on Sunday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: This report comes out of nowhere and this is obviously a huge blow for his owners considering tip-off is less than an hour away. Anthony should be considered day-to-day, and we'll go ahead and list him as questionable to play against the 76ers on Wednesday. Lance Thomas will draw the start on Sunday, but he's not worth a look in most leagues. Sunday, 4:07 pm
  • Rodney Hood (back) questionable for Monday
    Rodney Hood (back spasms) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Hood played 34 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday and finished with 16 points with two rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers, so it would be a surprise if he isn't able to play against the undefeated Warriors. Alec Burks would have to step up if Hood can't go, while Joe Ingles and Chris Johnson might be asked to play more as well. Sunday, 3:52 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute will start on Sunday for LAC
    Luc Mbah a Moute will start in place of Wes Johnson for Sunday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: The Clippers can't seem to get consistent production out of guys like Johnson, Paul Pierce and Lance Stephenson, so now it's Mbah a Moute's turn. The veteran is averaging less than five minutes per game this season and is more of a defensive specialist, so there's no need to add him in any format. Sunday, 11:00 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha returned to action on Saturday November 28. Sunday, 12:10 am
  • 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 10:52 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. Saturday, 10:30 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. Saturday, 9:55 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. Saturday, 9:12 pm
  • Kent Bazemore has decent game off bench
    Kent Bazemore came off the bench on Saturday with 11 points, seven rebounds and one block in 20 minutes against the Spurs.

    Advice: He probably won't be sticking in the second unit for long and this move was probably due to the situation -- Kawhi Leonard is really good on offense and Bazemore just returned from injury. We would still consider Bazemore as a player trending up and worth owning in standard leagues. Saturday, 7:57 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. Saturday, 7:53 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. Saturday, 6:28 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 5:15 pm
  • Kent Bazemore coming off the bench
    Kent Bazemore will come off the bench against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: Apparently, coach Mike Budenholzer has more confidence in Bazemore as a play maker and will move him to the second unit. He's also coming in off an ankle injury, so this might make it easier on him. Bazemore has been outstanding this season, so he should be owned in standard leagues. Although, his owners might want to be careful tonight on the off chance his minutes are cut. Saturday, 4:13 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. Saturday, 4:10 pm
  • 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 10:04 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 12:06 am
  • Kent Bazemore scores 14 points
    Kent Bazemore returned from a five-game absence on Friday with 14 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: That's a nice return for Bazemore, who was struggling before his ankle sprain last week. He was absolutely rolling earlier this month, so he should probably be owned in all leagues after this solid effort. Friday, 11:43 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 34 in win over DET
    Kevin Durant made 10-of-22 from the field and all 10 from the line for 34 points during a 103-87 win over the Pistons on Friday, adding 13 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's going off. If not for Stephen Curry, we'd be talking a lot more about Kevin Durant. He has an outstanding 66.2 true shooting percentage to go with a 30.0 usage rate -- KD and Curry are both on pace to go 65-30 in those two categories for a season, which has never been done in NBA history (qualifiers). Durant is No. 2 for fantasy value on the year per-game. Friday, 11:32 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
  • 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
  • Carmelo Anthony scores 11 points in loss
    Carmelo Anthony made 4-of-13 from the field for 11 points in 34 minutes against the Heat during a 97-78 loss on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The Knicks never had a chance tonight and the Heat locked Melo down with some off-ball defense. Anthony is still posting second-round value on the year and looks completely healthy. The Knicks being in the mix for the postseason helps, too. Friday, 8:54 pm
  • Arron Afflalo stinks again on Friday
    Arron Afflalo scored four points with three rebounds, one assist and one block in 19 minutes against the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: He's not really doing anything special right now and his per-game value has him out of the mix in standard leagues. Excluding about a year with the Magic, Afflalo hasn't really been a fantasy friendly guy per minute. With Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis being the focal points, Afflalo's upside isn't high enough to keep if there is something promising on the wire. Friday, 8:48 pm
  • Doug McDermott (illness) will not return Fri
    Doug McDermott left Friday's game against the Pacers with an illness, and will not return.

    Advice: McDermott will finish Friday's contest with just one rebound to his credit through six minutes of action. McDermott has been on quite the cold streak as of late, scoring in single figures in his previous three outings with just one 3-pointer over that span. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Friday, 7:10 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
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will start on Friday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will play and start vs. the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: He missed five straight games for the Hawks, but he was playing really well prior to going down and should be picked up in most leagues to see if he can keep it going. Thabo Sefolosha is expected to return to the bench on Friday, while Justin Holiday and Lamar Patterson should lose some minutes as well. Friday, 10:09 am
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: This is the first time Bazemore has received the questionable tag since sustaining the ankle injury, so it looks like he's nearing a return to the court. Owners can expect another update following Friday morning's shootaround. Thabo Sefolosha’s value will take a hit upon the return of Bazemore. Thursday, 3:12 pm
  • 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
  • Kevin Durant weighs in on 'stache brothers
    Kevin Durant weighed in on the new facial hair of Enes Kanter and Steven Adams after Wednesday's win over the Nets.

    Advice: In a lighter bit of news for Thanksgiving, Kevin Durant invoked Sacha Baron Cohen's popular character in commenting on Enes Kanter's mustache. "Enes looks like Borat and Steven......They jerks for that," Durant said. While Durant's fantasy owners can rest easy now that he's healthy, they can also get a laugh by clicking on the link below for a picture of the 'Stache Brothers. Thursday, 7:54 am
  • Kevin Durant feasts early w/ 30 pts vs. Nets
    Kevin Durant torched the Nets for 30 points on 11-of-18 shooting on Wednesday, making five 3-pointers with six boards, five assists and three blocks.

    Advice: Rondae-Hollis Jefferson was tasked with defending the four-time scoring champ, and it didn't go too well. "I seen fresh meat and I was ready to eat. And I was hungry," Durant said. "He's a really, really active defender though, I really like him. Long, athletic. But I seen something in his eyes that I could exploit." Clearly, Durant didn't have any setbacks when returning from his hamstring injury on Monday. Wednesday, 10:02 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
  • 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. Wednesday, 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. 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
  • Carmelo Anthony gets 28 & 13 in losing effort
    Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points and hauled in 13 rebounds on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to defeat the Magic in Orlando.

    Advice: The Knicks shot a season-low 32.2 percent in Monday's loss to the Heat, and they stumbled along tonight with 91 points on 37.3 percent shooting. Melo's fantasy owners went home happy, at least, as he added three 3-pointers, three assists and one steal with only two turnovers in 35 minutes. Wednesday, 6:59 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
  • Kent Bazemore, Tiago Splitter out again
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) and Tiago Splitter (hip) will not play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll likely be Thabo Sefolosha in the starting lineup again. Sefolosha is coming off a wonderful 15-point game and the Hawks will likely be using him on Andrew Wiggins a lot. He's certainly in play for DFS tonight, but don't expect a repeat performance. Lamar Patterson should get some burn, too. Wednesday, 2:37 pm
  • Kevin Durant working on quicker release
    Kevin Durant said he's working on a quicker release for his jumper.

    Advice: He's also one of the hardest players to block and has been blocked just twice outside of three feet this season -- he was blocked just four times on those shots last season, too. Durant is sneakily putting up a ridiculously efficient season with a 65.5 true shooting percentage and a 29.7 usage rate. He's almost a lock to be a top-three player in standard leagues and just needs to stay healthy. Wednesday, 12:40 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
  • 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
  • Kevin Durant feels good after return Monday
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) said he felt good after his return Monday night.

    Advice: Durant scored 27 points with six rebounds, one assist, four steal, one block, and three treys in his first game after a six-game absence and felt no worse for the wear. "Felt good, got a little winded playing up in Utah. Forgot about the altitude," Durant said. "But after that first couple minutes, felt good." More importantly, he was able to play 30 minutes and should be started in all fantasy lineups as long as he's healthy. Tuesday, 6:48 am
  • 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
  • Carmelo Anthony cools off in a loss
    Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points with eight rebounds, four assists, four steals and one block against the Heat on Monday.

    Advice: The Heat have been terrific on defense and they kept Melo in check here. Anthony has been solid this year and is still putting up early round value. Also, Melo took a shot after he took six steps, which can be seen in the link below. Monday, 9:32 pm
  • Kevin Durant doesn't skip a beat, scores 27
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) returned from a six-game absence on Monday vs. the Jazz, scoring 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting with six boards, one assist, four steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He looked phenomenal tonight and confirmed before the game that his hamstring is 100 percent. Durant didn't have any playing time restrictions, but the Thunder had a comfortable lead in the fourth quarter which allowed them to rest their superstar. KD was the second best player in fantasy on a per-game basis before his injury and he has picked up right where he left off, so his owners should be feeling pretty pumped right now. He'll get the Nets on Wednesday. Monday, 9:20 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
  • 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
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play Tuesday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This will be his fourth straight game on the sidelines, and it should be noted that he didn't practice on Monday. Bazemore's ankle is progressing and he said on Saturday that he is taking it "day by day", so hopefully we will see him back on the court later in the week. Thabo Sefolosha will benefit the most with Bazemore out, but Lamar Patterson and Justin Holiday will likely stay in the rotation as well. Monday, 6:14 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
  • Kevin Durant (hamstring) will play on Monday
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) will play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Durant hasn't played since Nov. 10 against the Wizards, but his hamstring has progressed really well and he won't have any playing time restrictions tonight. Additionally, an MRI taken a few days ago came back negative. He has been the second best player in fantasy on a per-game basis, so plug him back into your lineups with confidence. Russell Westbrook's numbers won't be quiet as impressive with KD back in the mix, while Dion Waiters' inevitable move to the bench will be a buzzkill for his value as well. Monday, 4:30 pm
  • Kevin Durant warming up, still questionable
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) is warming up for Monday against the Jazz and remains questionable.

    Advice: How he feels in warmups will dictate if he can play. Durant has been out for almost two weeks from his hamstring strain after he was expected to miss 7-10 days. If he's back, that means less output from Enes Kanter, Russell Westbrook and Dion Waiters. If you're in a weekly league, you'll probably want to use KD in almost any case. Monday, 3:41 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
  • Kent Bazemore doesn't practice on Monday
    Kent Bazemore (right ankle sprain) did not practice on Monday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Budenholzer said that he would know more on Bazemore Tuesday's status closer to gametime vs. Boston, so that is at least a positive indication that Bazemore is progressing. If he can't give it a go, Thabo Sefolosha, Lamar Patterson and Justin Holiday will help to fill the void. Monday, 10:38 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. Nov 23, 8:39 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kevin Durant 'moving in a good direction'
    OKC head coach Billy Donovan said that Kevin Durant is "moving in a good direction," with regards to his hamstring injury.

    Advice: Durant will remain sidelined for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, but it sounds like he's getting close to a return, so we'll consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Jazz. Dion Waiters will be starting with Durant on the sidelines, but it's Russell Westbrook who will be the true primary beneficiary in KD's absence. Nov 22, 2:38 pm
  • Afflalo hits four treys in win Saturday
    Arron Afflalo scored 16 points with six boards, three assists and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes vs. the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: He shot just 6-of-18 from the field, but he had to take on a larger role in the offense with Carmelo Anthony in foul trouble. Afflalo has scored 14 or more points in his last three games with a total of eight 3-pointers in that span, so he should be able to return late-round value if he can stay healthy. Nov 21, 8:34 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony held to 14 points in win
    Carmelo Anthony struggled with foul trouble against the Rockets on Saturday, finishing with 14 points, six boards, three turnovers and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks secured the win and Anthony hit a clutch 3-pointer towards the end of the game, but his owners will be a little disappointed that he couldn't stay on the court. He is coming off a 25-point performance against the Thunder and has been returning second-round value this season, so his owners should give him a pass. Anthony will look to get it going against the Heat on Monday. Nov 21, 8:00 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
  • Kent Bazemore is taking it day by day
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) said in an interview during the Hawks broadcast that he is "taking it day by day" to get over his ankle injury.

    Advice: Bazemore was getting in some work prior to Saturday's game vs. the Cavs and looked good, so his return may not be that far off. The Hawks don't play again until Tuesday vs. the Celtics, so he should be considered questionable for that contest. Justin Holiday, Lamar Patterson and Thabo Sefolosha will stay relevant until Bazemore returns. Nov 21, 5:30 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. Nov 21, 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. 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
  • 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
  • Carmelo Anthony scores 25 points in win
    Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points during a 93-90 win over the Thunder on Friday, adding five rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Melo took a back seat on Tuesday when Kristaps Porzingis took over, but he was right back to his old ways of taking a ton of shots with 20 from the field tonight. On the season, he’s kept his turnovers down this season and is shooting just 40.9 percent from the field. Anthony is still holding second-round value on the year. Nov 20, 10:49 pm
  • Arron Afflalo scores 14 points vs. OKC
    Arron Afflalo scored 14 points with two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

    Advice: He was in a little bit of foul trouble and was still able to muster up a solid line. Afflalo has been healthy for five games now, averaging 12.0 points, 3.4 boards, 1.8 assists and 1.0 treys. That’s probably a fair expectation, which is good for late-round value. in 14-team leagues. He’s not a high-upside player. Nov 20, 10:43 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
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