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    • Kevin Garnett will play Saturday vs. Pacers
      Kevin Garnett will play in Saturday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: This is actually quite surprising since KG usually sits out the second game of back-to-back sets, but it is still good to see him out on the court. However, he is no longer a viable asset in standard leagues and is only seeing around 23 minutes per game, so owners may want to look elsewhere for value. Rotoworld.com
      55 minutes ago
    • Kyle Lowry scores 25 points in win vs. Clips
      Kyle Lowry turned in a gem against the Clippers during a 110-98 victory on Saturday with 25 points, three rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He was hot in the third quarter with 11 points and did a tremendous job on Chris Paul today. Lowry is doing it all for the Raptors and fantasy owners over his last five, averaging 23.2 points, 4.2 boards, 7.6 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.4 triples on 51.3 percent from the field. He's in the hunt for MVP with the Raptors holding the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Rotoworld.com
      58 minutes ago
    • Jonas Valanciunas scores 22 with 11 boards
      Jonas Valanciunas scored 22 points against the Clippers on Saturday with 11 rebounds and one assist in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He's starting to get hot with three double-doubles over his last five with averages of 17.0 points, 8.4 boards and 0.6 blocks on 54.5 percent from the field in 28.8 minutes per game over that span. His minutes are consistent, but his blocks are a little down to keep his fantasy value a little under the radar. There's still a chance to buy low. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:07 pm
    • J.J. Redick still tearing it up from deep
      J.J. Redick made five 3-pointers on his way to a team-high 23 points during a 110-98 loss to the Raptors on Saturday with one rebound, three assists, one block and two turnovers.

      Advice: He has five 3-pointers in four of his last five games, averaging 19.2 points, 1.8 assists, 0.2 steals and 4.2 triples on 51.6 percent from the field. Redick is now fifth in the NBA in 3-pointers on the season. Keep him active. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:01 pm
    • Marcus Smart is starting again on Saturday
      Marcus Smart is starting next to Avery Bradley, Jeff Green, Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller against the Wizards.

      Advice: He started on Friday in the same lineup and played well. Smart should have some leash in the starting lineup and his fantasy owners can probably expect a steady rise in his production. As is the case with any rookie, patience is required. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:41 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) doubtful Sunday
      LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) is doubtful to play against the Knicks on Sunday.

      Advice: If he sits, this will be his second game in a row out of the lineup. Aldridge was not with the team on Saturday and the Blazers probably won't have him for what should be an easy home game. Chris Kaman's wife gave birth to their son, so he should be back for the game. Joel Freeland had a career rebounding night on Friday and is probably the most reliable replacement. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:10 pm
    • Ryan Hollins is out again on Saturday
      Ryan Hollins (personal) will not play against the Knicks on Saturday.

      Advice: The Kings didn't have him on Friday with Demarcus Cousins (illness) out, but they shouldn't need Hollins as much with Cousins now probable. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:07 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs NY
    • Rajon Rondo needs to be aggressive
      Coach Rick Carlisle told Rajon Rondo he needs to be aggressive.

      Advice: "I haven’t been scoring as much in the past in Boston, but here he told me to be a little bit more aggressive," Rondo said. He scored a season-high 21 points against the Lakers on Friday, but the easy matchup had a lot to do with it. Rondo's shot attempts in each of his four games have all been higher than his average in Boston this season. His scoring average may rise, but fantasy owners might take a bigger hit to their field goal and free throw percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:20 pm
    • Kevin Garnett talking about retirement more
      Kevin Garnett said that retirement has been lurking in his mind more.

      Advice: "Being truthful with you, sometimes I think about it," Garnett said about retirement. "I saw Paul [Pierce] the other day in New York and we had a conversation. At this stage, when you know that things are, not taking for granted, but more appreciated, it crosses [your mind]. I wouldn’t lie about that." Garnett is 38 and his minutes have dropped to 16.3 minutes per game over his last three. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:55 am
    • Alec Burks (shoulder) doubtful for Saturday
      Alec Burks (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the 76ers.

      Advice: He missed the morning shootaround and his status is not looking good against the 76ers. Check back before tip-off for the official word, and expect Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles to get some extra playing time if Burks sits out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:14 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Phi
    • Andrea Bargnani (calf) out on Saturday
      Andrea Bargnani (calf) will not play on Saturday vs. Sacramento.

      Advice: He is getting closer, but the Knicks will be in no rush to get the injury-prone Italian back in their lineup. Bargnani can continue to be ignored in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:29 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Shawne Williams dealing with a sore foot
      Shawne Williams is dealing with a really sore foot, and he is now considered a game-time decision for Saturday's game against Memphis.

      Advice: Chris Bosh (calf) was already ruled out for this one, meaning the Heat may be forced to give Udonis Haslem big minutes Saturday. Check back for official confirmation before tip-off, but owners should have a backup plan ready. However, don't look towards Haslem, as he simply doesn't have enough upside to play in almost any format. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:06 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mem
    • Marcus Smart is getting more comfortable
      Marcus Smart is slowly gaining confidence and is starting to feel more comfortable running the offense for Boston.

      Advice: "I felt very comfortable, actually," Smart said. "Practice the other day kind of helped that. We went over some plays and getting guys in the right spots, I was able to know where guys were going to be and try to find them." Smart drew the start on Friday and flashed some serious potential on both ends of the court, finishing with five points, three boards, six assists, four steals and one 3-pointer. Smart is only going to get better as the season progresses, and owners would be wise to hold onto the rookie in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:52 am
    • Julius Randle (leg) sheds his crutches
      Julius Randle (leg) has shed his crutches and is now traveling with the team on road trips.

      Advice: While he is still ruled out for the season, it is great to see the rookie making progress from his gruesome leg injury he suffered during the season opener. We will continue to monitor his progress closely and pass along updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:17 am
       
      Injured
    • Marcus Morris hits six threes in 29 & 9 night
      Marcus Morris hit six 3-pointers off the bench on Friday against the Kings, finishing with 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds, five assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

      Advice: We're not entirely sure he and Markieff (17 points, two rebounds, three steals, one three) don't sometimes switch jerseys but all kidding aside it's a great night for the other Morris twin. He'll have a hard time having more than borderline value in 12-team standard leagues, but if he can build off this we'll let you know. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:59 am
    • Wiggins scores 22 points, 5-of-8 FTs
      Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points on 8-of-18 shooting (1-of-3 3PTs, 5-of-8 FTs) with five rebounds, three assists and two blocks in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Wiggins' upside is tantalizing because he can jump out of the gym and get by on mere athleticism, while he also refines his game on a nightly basis. Unfortunately he's a mess in standard leagues with value well outside the top-200 because of poor percentages that come at a high volume. Because of his pedigree, it's possible that he turns the field goal shooting around and adds to his overall game in a snap, so he's worth a stash but owners need to be realistic about the current concerns. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:24 am
    • Rondo posts season-high 21 pts in huge night
      Rajon Rondo scored a season-high 21 points on 10-of-17 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, seven assists and one steal in the Mavs' 102-98 win over the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: Rondo is scoring more in Dallas than he was in Boston, and his assists are a bit down, but it's still too early to say how things will change with his production. He's clearly going to run the show, however, and he'll be worth having in all lineups as expected. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:05 am
    • Millsap the only real survivor in blowout
      Paul Millsap scored 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting (1-of-1 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in the Hawks' 107-77 blowout loss to the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: The Hawks were due for a stinker and with 22 turnovers and no defense this game was over at halftime. Owners should mostly disregard the outcomes here, including DeMarre Carroll's 0-for-6 outing with just four boards and a steal, and Kyle Korver's 1-of-8 shooting night. Al Horford snuck away with some stats, posting 13 points, five boards and two blocks in the loss. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:09 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) will not play
      LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) will not play on Friday against the 76ers.

      Advice: He missed Monday and played on Tuesday with an illness, so this is a surprise. Aldridge is not at the arena and he should be considered questionable for Sunday against the Knicks. With Chris Kaman also out, expect Thomas Robinson, Meyers Leonard and Joel Freeland to get more looks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:28 pm
    • Ryan Hollins will not play on Friday
      Ryan Hollins (personal) will not play on Friday against the Suns.

      Advice: With DeMarcus Cousins (illness) up in the air, the Kings could have used Hollins .Since he's out Reggie Evans, Derrick Williams and Jason Thompson may play more. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:13 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs NY
    • Marcus Smart has four steals in a loss
      Marcus Smart moved back into the starting lineup on Friday during a 109-107 loss to the Nets, scoring five points with three rebounds, six assists, four steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: One of his steals was pure hustle as he dove for the ball and got the ball to a cherry-picking Jeff Green for a dunk on the other end. Smart should be starting the rest of the way and his output in steals and triples bode well for his fantasy value. Of course, his 34.3 percent from the field is going to be a tough pill to swallow. He should get better and is a decent foul shooter, so keep him owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:58 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge is questionable for Friday
      LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) is questionable to play against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: He had an illness keep him out of action on Monday, but he was able to play on Tuesday. Chances are Aldridge is going to suit up, but it wouldn't be a shock to see him sit against Philly. His fantasy owners in standard leagues can probably plug him in, but Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) owners might want to avoid this one. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:57 am
    • Marcus Smart starting, Jameer Nelson benched
      Marcus Smart will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Nets, sending Jameer Nelson back to the bench.

      Advice: Jameer Nelson had a decent game with the starting unit during his last outing, putting up nine points and 11 assists over 29 minutes of action, but the end result was a loss for the Celtics. Smart struggled during his first career start, managing just three points, four assists, one steal, and one 3-pointer, but he offers enough upside to warrant a stash in all leagues. Hopefully he'll be able to get things going in a favorable matchup vs. the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:15 am
    • Andrea Bargnani will not play on Christmas
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring, everything) will not play on Christmas against the Wizards.

      Advice: The most important piece of information on Bargnani is that free agency starts on July 1, 2015. He can be left on the wire and it's certainly possible he might not play all year. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:54 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Rajon Rondo plays well in loss on Tuesday
      Rajon Rondo played well in a loss to the Suns on Tuesday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-14 shooting, adding eight assists, six boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

      Advice: While he will never be the most efficient player on offense, Rondo has gelled pretty well with his teammates and should continue to improve as the season progresses. He did turn the ball over five times, but he is going to be a triple-double threat every time he takes the floor so his owners will just have to take the good with the bad. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:51 pm
    • Paul Millsap fills up stat sheet in Hawks win
      Paul Millsap missed eight of his 12 field goal attempts on Tuesday, but still racked up 17 points, one 3-pointer, nine rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: The Sapper was also 8-of-9 from the FT line and this versatile performance is familiar to his fantasy owners. Last season he was the only player to average at least 1.0 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game. It's no surprise that this season he joins Danny Green and Draymond Green as the only players averaging at least 1.0 threes, 1.0 steals and 0.9 blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:46 pm
    • Shawne Williams scores 17 points w/ three 3s
      Shawne Williams scored 17 points in a disappointing loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday, going 6-of-9 from the field with three 3-pointers, five rebounds, one block and zero turnovers.

      Advice: He dropped 12 points in the third quarter alone, marking his highest-scoring quarter of the season, and he'll have ample opportunities with Josh McRoberts (knee surgery) expected to miss the rest of the season. Williams' specialty is 3-point shooting, but he has enough overall upside to be owned in the majority of fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:01 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mem
    • LaMarcus Aldridge OK after eye poke, score 25
      LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) had 25 points, nine rebounds and one block in 45 minutes of action during his return on Tuesday, though he made only 9-of-28 FGs before being ejected in overtime.

      Advice: He was poked in the eye during the first quarter but quickly returned and should be fine for Friday's game vs. the 76ers, though it never hurts to double-check his status. On a side note, the Blazers' veteran went 7-of-8 from the free throw line on Tuesday, in the process tying Jerome Kersey for third-most free throws made in franchise history (2,071). Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:45 pm
    • Kevin Garnett plays only 13 minutes Tuesday
      Kevin Garnett started Tuesday's game but only played 13 minutes, finishing with two points, three rebounds, one assist and three steals.

      Advice: KG's minutes have hovered in the 20-25 range all season but he's picking up more DNPs in recent weeks, so fantasy owners should brace themselves with two back-to-back sets coming up (Friday/Saturday and Monday/Tuesday). Mirza Teletovic and Mason Plumlee will gain the most if Garnett rests during one or two games. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:20 pm
    • Andrew Wiggins erupts for 27 points vs. Cavs
      Andrew Wiggins erupted vs. the Cavaliers on Tuesday, making 9-of-16 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs to finish with 27 points, two rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He hit three 3-pointers and chipped in one steal and one block, looking infinitely more confident than he had while averaging 6.3 points over Minnesota's previous three games. Flip Saunders recently challenged Wiggins to be more aggressive and consistent, so this was a nice step in that direction. Although he's been a liability in 14-team leagues so far, the rookie's upside should become more apparent as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:58 pm
    • Marcus Smart plays 17 minutes in bench role
      Marcus Smart shifted to a bench role during Tuesday's five-point loss in Orlando, finishing with three points, two rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes.

      Advice: Boston fell behind 20-4 to begin the game and Smart's fantasy owners should hold tight, as he's unlikely to play second-fiddle to veteran Jameer Nelson for very long. To wit, the Celtics set a new season-low for points in a quarter (nine) and points in a half (30) during Tuesday's defeat, before mounting a too-little-too-late rally. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:02 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge returns after eye injury
      LaMarcus Aldridge exited Tuesday's game after being poked in the eye during the first quarter, but he was able to return.

      Advice: He went into the Blazers' locker room briefly, but soon returned after presumably being cleared of any serious injuries. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:33 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) active on Tuesday
      LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) is active vs. the Thunder on Tuesday.

      Advice: It appears as though Aldridge will start at usual and owners should rush him into all active lineups, while keeping an eye out for last-second updates. Even at less than 100 percent he'll have more fantasy value than the vast majority of the league's power forwards. Myers Leonard will return to the bench with this news. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:47 pm
    • Marcus Smart will come off the bench Tuesday
      Marcus Smart will come off the bench for Tuesday's game vs. Orlando.

      Advice: Since the Rondo trade, Brad Stevens has started a new point guard each game. Jameer Nelson will be starting tonight, but given his unimpressive play throughout the season to this point, he doesn't figure to be a great play in daily leagues. Stevens has said Smart will have to earn the starting gig, but given that his competition goes by the names of Jameer Nelson and Evan Turner, it should only be a matter of time. Stay patient, and keep Smart stashed. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:48 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge questionable for Tues
      LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Thunder.

      Advice: Aldridge is dealing with an upper respiratory infection and looks to be headed towards a game-time decision. We'll have an update closer to game-time, but Meyers Leonard, Joel Freeland, Thomas Robinson, and Chris Kaman would all see a small value boost if Aldridge is out. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:00 am
    • Rajon Rondo wants Josh Smith in Dallas
      Rajon Rondo said he thinks that the Mavericks should sign F Josh Smith.

      Advice: In addition to saying that his good friend would be a good fit for the Mavs, Rondo added, "I think we can use an athletic big. Josh brings a lot to the game -- his intangibles, he can make plays, rebound, defend." Mavericks owner Mark Cuban confirmed the Mavericks are trying to lure Smith to Dallas, but the Kings, Heat, and Rockets are also in the mix so fantasy owners should wait to see where the forward lands before making any moves. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:23 am
    • Rondo goes for 13 and 11 in loss to Hawks
      Rajon Rondo scored 13 points on 6-of-15 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and a block in the Mavs' 105-102 home loss to the Hawks on Monday.

      Advice: This is a step up from his debut and it's still a bit too early to say how things will gel. Overall, his fantasy value will be similar as it was in Boston, but owners will want to see if the peripheral numbers change in a different system. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:20 pm
    • Burks posts 23-3-4 line with two treys
      Alec Burks scored 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting (2-of-4 3PTs, 7-of-8 FTs) with three rebounds and four assists in Monday's win.

      Advice: Burks is good for one of these explosions every so often but he's a borderline late-round value at best when it's all said and done. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:35 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Phi
    • Lowry scores 34 points with four treys
      Kyle Lowry scored 34 points on 12-of-22 shooting with four threes, six rebounds, three assists and one steal in Monday's loss to the Bulls.

      Advice: Big nights from Lowry are no surprise and he should make his first All Star team this season. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:38 pm
    • J.J. Redick still en fuego
      J.J. Redick made five 3-pointers on his way to 21 points against the Spurs on Monday with one rebound, one assist and one turnover.

      Advice: He's made 10 treys in his last two games and is one of the hottest shooters in the league right now. Redick is making three triples per night in December, but he should cool off soon. Consider selling high if you can. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:30 pm
    • Valanciunas goes for 20 and nine vs. Bulls
      Jonas Valanciunas went for 20 and nine but did not have a steal or block in Monday's loss to the Bulls.

      Advice: Valanciunas hit 8-of-18 shots and 4-of-6 free throws so owners can simply call this an 'alright' night in standard formats. He's returning top 80-90 value on the year, too, so we probably want to be careful with the term 'breakout.' Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:59 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) out for Monday
      LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) Will not play against the Rockets on Monday.

      Advice: He has an upper respiratory infection and should be considered questionable for Tuesday against the Thunder. The Blazers have a total of four games this week, so Aldridge owners will probably want to still use him depending on the other options. Thomas Robinson is a great option tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:33 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge questionable now on Monday
      LaMarcus Aldridge (upper respiratory illness) is questionable to face the Rockets on Monday, and Terry Stotts said he'll be a game-time decision.

      Advice: Aldridge has been on a tear over his last several games, so the Blazers missing him in this one against the Rockets would be a tough blow. If he is forced to sit, Thomas Robinson would likely draw the start in his place with Joel Freeland starting at center for Robin Lopez (hand). Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:12 am
    • Wiggins motivated by Kobe Bryant's praise
      Andrew Wiggins is motivated by Kobe Bryant's recent praise of him.

      Advice: Kobe said looking at Wiggins was like looking at himself at 19, and Wiggins heard him loud and clear. "When I heard it I was motivated, instantly," he said. "Motivation to my ears. Forces me to grind harder. Approach the game differently. That’s a legend. I witnessed a legendary moment. A legend told me I was a reflection to him, that’s just big words for me." Wiggins was recently criticized for his up-and-down effort level by Flip Saunders, but he was also praised for his willingness to take on defending the other team's best player as a rookie. Wiggins' next step will be consistency between games before finding his killer instinct. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:09 am
    • Andrea Bargnani drawing closer to debuting
      Andrea Bargnani (calf) is getting closer to being cleared for practice.

      Advice: Bargnani is "doing more on the court," but he still hasn't been cleared by the medical staff. Bargs also confirmed that he wants to stay in the NBA, in case anyone was interested. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:00 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Shawne Williams gets defensive in Heat win
      Shawne Williams played well in 31 minutes as a starter on Sunday, scoring 11 points with two 3-pointers, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

      Advice: Josh McRoberts (knee surgery) is out indefinitely and could be done for the season, which makes Williams a great speculative pickup in 12-team leagues. His primary virtue is 3-point shooting, but he also shoots with solid percentages and racks up occasional defensive stats, as evidenced tonight. With minimal competition for playing time, it's hard to dislike his rest-of-season outlook. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:50 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mem
    • Celts' Marcus Smart quiet in first NBA start
      Marcus Smart made his first NBA start on Sunday, scoring three points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two turnovers in 28 minutes vs. the Heat.

      Advice: He shot 1-of-4 from the field with all of his attempts coming from beyond the arc. Growing pains are inevitable, but the Celtics' decision to trade Rajon Rondo sets up Smart for a solid rookie season despite the arrival of Jameer Nelson. Smart is worth a speculative pickup in all leagues, if only for his upside in 3-pointers, assists and steals. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:24 pm
    • Jonas Valanciunas has rough outing vs. NY
      Jonas Valanciunas only managed to score 10 points on 2-of-6 shooting Sunday, to go with five rebounds, an assists, and zero blocks over 22 minutes of action.

      Advice: Slow starts are nothing new for Valanciunas, and it's really only a matter of time until he starts to get things going. He averaged 16.8 points, 11.0 rebounds and 0.9 blocks during the month of April last year, so it would be wise to float out some buy-low offers before he starts rolling. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:14 pm
    • Kyle Lowry scores 22 points, dishes 9 assists
      Kyle Lowry put up 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting during Sunday's win, adding nine assists, four rebounds, two 3-pointers, three steals, and four turnovers.

      Advice: Lowry also shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe as his career-year continues. He's hitting career-highs in points (19.4) and assists (7.8) this season, and is the main reason the Raptors currently own a record of 21-6 despite not having DeMar DeRozan. Keep rolling him out there as he establishes himself as an elite point guard in the league. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:05 pm
    • Marcus Smart will start on Sunday vs. Miami
      Marcus Smart will draw his first career start Sunday vs. the Heat, sending Evan Turner back to the bench.

      Advice: Smart will draw a favorable matchup tonight vs. Miami, and it's likely he'll remain with the starting unit from here on out. He offers plenty of upside, and if he's somehow still available in your league, go and grab him now. The Celtics are rebuilding, so owners shouldn't fear Jameer Nelson taking much, if any, minutes away from Smart. He looks like a nice option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:45 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani (calf) could practice soon
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring) had another strong workout during Sunday's shootaround, and Derek Fisher said he might be able to start practicing before Christmas.

      Advice: The Knicks don't have much depth up front, but given Bargnani's injury history and lackluster play over the past three years, there's not a lot to like here. He can safely remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:26 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • J.J. Redick scores 23 points vs. Bucks
      J.J. Redick scored 23 points against the Bucks with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He's so hot right now. Over his last 11 games, he posted a 68.9 true shooting percentage with 17.5 points, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.9 triples. Redick has been flirting with fifth-round value in that span, so keep him owned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:45 pm
    • Rajon Rondo has a mediocre debut, scores six
      Rajon Rondo had an underwhelming Dallas debut on Saturday, making 3-of-11 from the field for six points with seven rebounds, nine assists, two steals and four turnovers.

      Advice: He was a bystander as Monta had it all. Rondo's shot selection wasn't great tonight and the Mavericks might want him to dial down his mid-range jumpers if they want to remain No. 1 in offensive efficiency. The Celtics led the NBA in pace while he was there -- Dallas was 11th at the time of the trade -- while Rondo is posting career lows in several categories, so it's hard to get too excited about his fantasy value in standard leagues. He's obviously still worth owning, though. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:02 pm
    • Alec Burks hurts shoulder, stays in game Sat
      Alec Burks briefly left Saturday's game with a shoulder injury, but returned moments later to finish with 11 points, four boards and one assist in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He shot just 3-of-11 from the field, so his shoulder may have been bothering him a little bit. We will monitor Burks' status closely, but it doesn't look like he will be in danger of missing any time. We will pass along any updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:50 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Phi
    • LaMarcus Aldridge scores 27 points in easy W
      LaMarcus Aldridge made 12-of-20 from the field for 27 points against the Pelicans on Saturday during a 114-88 win, adding 12 rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks in 29 minutes.

      Advice: It's not often Anthony Davis isn't the best power forward on the court on a given night, but LMA carved him up all night. He is coming off a 32-point game from Friday and has a double-double in 15 of his last 17 games. The Blazers are on a five-game winning streak and they'll look to extend it on Monday at Houston. Aldridge is one of the best fantasy big men around. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:37 pm
    • Rajon Rondo ready to perform for Dallas
      Rajon Rondo is eager to embrace his role in Dallas, and is looking forward to helping his teammates succeed.

      Advice: "I’m able to help guys make it easier for themselves offensively," Rondo said. "Just get the ball out of my hands quicker and let guys make plays." It will be very intriguing to see how Dallas decides to use Rondo, as they already let Monta Ellis handle the ball a lot. Regardless, Rondo is surrounded by a host of talented players, and he should be able to be a more efficient player than he was in Boston. Deploy him as usual against the Spurs on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:36 am
    • Shawne Williams hits two threes for eight pts
      Shawne Williams hit two 3-pointers in Friday's 105-103 loss to the Wizards, finishing with just eight points and three rebounds in 24 minutes.

      Advice: Williams has all of the opportunity in the world with Chris Bosh (calf) out indefinitely and Josh McRoberts (knee) starting down a season-ender. He hasn't done anything with it so far but it wouldn't be surprising if he got hot so keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:38 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mem
    • Kyle Lowry fills it up, shoots poorly
      Kyle Lowry played just 25 minutes against the Pistons on Friday during a 110-100 win with 15 points, five rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He did hit a clutch turnaround jumper to ice it, but finished making just 5-of-14 from the field. Lowry's shooting percentage hasn't dropped off too much since the loss of DeMar DeRozan, but he's getting to the line more and handing out 10 assists per night this month. He should be a No. 1 fantasy point guard all season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:02 pm
    • Jonas Valanciunas scores 17 points
      Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points with seven rebounds and two blocks against the Pistons on Friday.

      Advice: He starting to come around, averaging 11.4 points, 10.4 boards and 0.8 blocks over his last five. Valanciunas has seen consistent minutes and we're really just waiting on a big game from him. He's been a tremendous finisher in each of his last few seasons, so it makes sense to buy low before his owner realizes he/she is sitting on a goldmine. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:55 pm
    • Marcus Smart looks pretty good in return
      Marcus Smart played well in his return to the lineup on Friday, scoring eight points with one rebound, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

      Advice: It's not a huge line, but this is encouraging line. The triples and assists are two things his fantasy owners should be most concerned with because the steals are in the bag. As long as he can shoot the ball reasonably well, Smart could emerge as a must-start fantasy point guard. He should be owned in all leagues to see what happens. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:15 pm
    • Andrew Wiggins struggles on Friday night
      Andrew Wiggins struggled against the Celtics during a 114-98 loss on Friday, making 2-of-10 from the field with five points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks.

      Advice: Not good. Wiggins hasn't made over 33.3 percent from the field in any of his last three games and is running into the rookie wall. He should see all the minutes he can handle and the Wolves are going to be committed to him. However, his fantasy owners might want to bench him until he starts to get it going. Wiggins is doing more harm than good. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:59 pm
    • Shawne Williams will start Friday vs. WAS
      Shawne Williams will start Friday vs. the Wizards, sending Justin Hamilton to the bench.

      Advice: Williams has been struggling lately, but he's a more effective player than Justin Hamilton and it'll be interesting to see how he fares returning to the starting unit. Chris Bosh (calf) is without a timetable to return, and Josh McRoberts (knee) could be done for the season, so the opportunity is there for Williams. He's worth a speculative add, but he has a tough matchup tonight vs. Washington. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:16 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mem
    • Marcus Smart is active on Friday night
      Marcus Smart (Achilles) is active against the Wolves on Friday night.

      Advice: He's had some bad luck with injuries in the past month, spraining his ankle and suffering an Achilles injury. Smart will likely be eased back into his role, but his upside in steals and treys make him a very hot commodity. He should get better from the field and isn't too bad from the line. Smart should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:53 pm
    • Rajon Rondo expected to make Mavs debut Sat.
      Rajon Rondo is expected to make his Mavs debut Saturday vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: It's worth noting that the Mavs still intend to use Monta Ellis as their primary pick-and-roll ball handler, so while the spacing on the floor will change, Ellis' role will not. Rondo should be able to get some easier looks on offense with the offensive weapons that surround him, so perhaps he can improve on his current 40.5 percent shooting from the field. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:13 am
    • Kevin Garnett will play Friday vs. Cleveland
      Kevin Garnett will return from a one game absence (rest) and play Friday vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: He'll likely start, which will send Mirza Teletovic back to the bench. Garnett is averaging 7.6 points and 8.5 rebounds, so he's not necessarily a must-start option on such a busy Friday night. Teletovic's value takes a hit with Garnett back in the lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:13 am
    • Andrea Bargnani (calf) close to practicing
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring) went through a full shooting workout before Thursday's game vs. Chicago, and Derek Fisher said he's getting close to practicing.

      Advice: Until Bargnani can actually step foot on the court, he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues. The Knicks have been devastated by injuries, so he could have some opportunity upon his eventual return, but that doesn't necessarily mean much for the constantly injured and disappointing Italian. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:54 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Mavs 'confident' they can re-sign Rajon Rondo
      The Mavs are reportedly very "confident" that they'll be able to re-sign Rajon Rondo this offseason.

      Advice: Rondo had indicated before the trade that he'd be open to re-signing with the Mavs, so it seems to be just a formality at this point. There will be some growing pains with Rondo as he adjusts to a new system in Dallas, and it'll be interesting to see how he and Monta Ellis co-exist in the backcourt. Still, Rondo should be able to provide high assist totals while running Dallas’ high-octane offense. We recently wrote that he had a No. 129 value in standard leagues, but neglected to differentiate between 8- and 9-cat value at the time. He is the No. 77 value in 8-cat leagues and our apologies for the omission. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:39 am
    • Andrea Bargnani gets shots up Thursday
      Andrea Bargnani (calf, hamstring, talent) was getting shots up before Thursday's game against the Bulls.

      Advice: The Knicks are completely gutted on their roster, but they're still not going to rush him back. Their front office is probably counting down the days to get him off their books. Bargnani is not worth stashing in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:50 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Sac
    • Report: Rajon Rondo traded to Mavericks
      The Celtics have agreed in principle to deal Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks in exchange for Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder and two draft picks, according to ESPN.com.

      Advice: It's certainly not a deal like the one the Jazz received for Deron Williams, the Nuggets got for Carmelo Anthony or the Magic pulled off for Dwight Howard, but there are assets here. Of course, the Celtics lost a lot of their leverage because of Rondo's poor play and ACL tear, so it's not a bad deal. As for Rondo's fantasy value, he's likely to lose some value. He is likely going to have to give up some ball-handling responsibilities, so he is likely to lose his current lead for assists per game. Rondo has only held No. 129 value on the season in standard leagues, so it's going to be awfully tough to deal him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:03 pm
    • Kyle Lowry stays hot in win over Nets
      Kyle Lowry had 20 points, three rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and just two turnovers on 7-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: He's been on fire ever since DeMar DeRozan went down with a groin injury and is showing no signs of slowing down. And given Toronto's great win-loss record this season, he's also in most MVP discussions, to boot. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:53 pm
    • Jonas Valanciunas hits 6-of-7, double-doubles
      Jonas Valanciunas hit 6-of-7 shots for 16 points, 10 rebounds and a block in 28 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: He totaled just 14 points in his previous two games, but is still averaging 11.6 points and 12.0 rebounds over his last five games, while shooting 53 percent. Keep running him out there and hope he gets enough shots in the Raptors offense. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:51 pm
    • Shawne Williams plays 29 minutes in loss
      Shawne Williams came off the bench on Wednesday, hitting 2-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 29 minutes.

      Advice: The minutes were great, as he played just 19 of them on Tuesday. He's struggled recently, but with Chris Bosh out indefinitely and Josh McRoberts likely out for the season, Williams still has a chance to make some noise in Miami. Just keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:05 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Mem
    • Kevin Garnett (rest) will not play vs. TOR
      Kevin Garnett (rest) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

      Advice: He wasn't on the injury report earlier today, but the Nets will rest him in the second half of a back-to-back set. Garnett is going to sit out of a lot of back-to-backs, so it's going to be tough to trust him in standard leagues. Look for Mason Plumlee and Mirza Teletovic to benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:38 pm
    • Julius Randle doing some leg exercises
      Julius Randle (leg) was doing some leg exercises at practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is not going to play this season, but it's nice to see he's coming along. Randle might be able to return for Las Vegas Summer League in 2015. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:44 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Garnett not on injury report Wednesday
      Kevin Garnett is not on the injury report Wednesday, and looks set to play vs. the Raptors on the second night of a back-to-back set.

      Advice: There was a good chance that KG would have sat this one out, but Brooklyn is desperate for a win and will keep the aging veteran active. However, Garnett is averaging less than 24 minutes per game this season and is only worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of rebounding and the occasional blocked shot. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:28 am
    • Ryan Hollins returns to bench on Tuesday
      Ryan Hollins returned to the bench on Tuesday in favor of Reggie Evans, and finished with six points, nine boards and three assists in 17 minutes.

      Advice: He actually played really well in limited minutes and even caused some problems for the Thunder in the paint. However, even as a starter Hollins wasn't an option in most fantasy leagues, so the fact that he is coming off the bench means he can be cut across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:39 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs NY
    • Kevin Garnett grabs 10 boards in loss Tuesday
      Kevin Garnett grabbed 10 boards in Tuesday's loss to the Heat, adding just four points, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes.

      Advice: After missing Saturday's game in order to rest, Garnett looked like he needed more time on the sidelines as he was simply terrible all game. He will be in danger of missing more games as the season progresses, and will be tough to own in standard leagues moving forward. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:10 pm
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