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    • Kevin Garnett out, Adreian Payne will start
      Kevin Garnett will not play against the Bulls on Friday.

      Advice: KG is going to sit out of a lot of road games this season. With him out, Adreian Payne will make his second start and should see around 20-24 minutes. Garnett is not worth owning in most leagues and Payne is a risky plug-and-play guy. Rotoworld.com
      45 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Wilson Chandler (groin) will play Friday
      Wilson Chandler (groin) is a go for Friday's game vs. Utah.

      Advice: Chandler will likely return to the starting lineup, which will send Gary Harris back to the bench, and take away minutes from Will Barton. The Nuggets are banged up right now with Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) and Darrell Arthur (calf) out, so Wilson could be forced into heavy minutes playing both forward spots. Rotoworld.com
      52 minutes ago
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) is a go for Friday
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) will play against the Jazz on Friday.

      Advice: He missed Wednesday and there's no word on how many minutes he'll play. Faried was only playing minutes in the low 20s leading up to the injury, but he should have a chance for more with Darrell Arthur (knee) out. He's still not a must-start player tonight, especially with Rudy Gobert protecting the rim. Rotoworld.com
      54 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Uta
    • Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) out Friday vs. HOU
      Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Rockets, and he is being considered doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Mavs.

      Advice: The Nets will go with the same starting lineup from Wednesday of Deron Williams, Markel Brown, Joe Johnson, Alan Anderson, and Miles Plumlee. Thaddeus Young will also have some more opportunity for playing time with Bogdanovic out of the lineup. Rotoworld.com
      59 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • James Jones starting for LeBron
      James Jones will start against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: Revenge game because he started his career with the Pacers? Kidding aside, Jones played just one minute last night and he was out of the rotation earlier this season. Fantasy owners should be looking to J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert more than Jones. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:28 pm
    • Cleanthony Early starting for Friday
      Cleanthony Early will start on Friday against the Pistons.

      Advice: He's basically taking Jose Calderon (Achilles) spot with Langston Galloway sliding over to the point. Early has been a disaster this season, so fantasy owners can keep him on the wire in most leagues. We'll let you know how he fares tonight considering he has some upside. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:21 pm
    • Bismack Biyombo (knee) out Friday vs. BOS
      Bismack Biyombo (knee) will remain sidelined for Friday's game vs. the Celtics, but there's a chance he's able to suit up for Sunday's matchup with the Magic.

      Advice: When Biyombo is able to return to the lineup, Jason Maxiell will be headed for a lot of DNP-CD's. However, with season averages of 3.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game, Biyombo can't be considered a viable option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:09 pm
    • Andre Iguodala (rest) out for Friday night
      Andre Iguodala (rest) will not play on Friday night.

      Advice: It is scheduled rest with Iguodala sitting out in previous back-to-back sets. The last time he sat, Klay Thompson scored 52 points, but it should be Brandon Rush picking up most of the minutes for Iggy tonight. Harrison Barnes only gets a slight bump tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:03 pm
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) questionable Sunday
      David Blatt said that Kyrie Irving's (shoulder) MRI came back clear enough that he may be able to suit up for Sunday's game vs. Houston.

      Advice: Irving is just dealing with a shoulder strain, so hopefully he'll be ready to go on Sunday after sitting out of Friday's game vs. the Pacers. Matthew Dellavedova will slide into the starting point guard spot for as long as Irving is out, but with averages of just 6.6 points, 4.9 assists, and 1.8 three-pointers with the starting unit, Dellavedova's value is limited to very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:49 pm
    • LeBron James (back) out for Friday night
      LeBron James (back) will not play against the Pacers on Friday night.

      Advice: "Just forward thinking on my part," coach David Blatt said. In other words, it sounds like a maintenance day. LeBron did have some back problems against the Warriors on Thursday and he was also on the injury report back in January because of it. He has been absolutely magnificent since the break, posting a 38.3 usage rate with a 59.6 true shooting percentage. With LeBron and Kyrie Irving out, Kevin Love should have a lot on his plate. J.R. Smith is also going to have a greener light than usual. Shawn Marion will likely start, but he's not a great fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:40 pm
    • Kris Humphries (groin) out Friday vs. 76ers
      Kris Humphries (groin) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: With Humphries unavailable there will be more minutes for Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden, although that doesn't mean much in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:38 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) ruled out for Friday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: That's a lot of offense to replace with Boogie posting a ridiculous 37.3 usage rate since George Karl took over. Plus, he's on pace to have the highest usage rate for a center in a season ever (among qualifiers for minutes per game). With Boogie out, the Kings are likely going to give his minutes to a combination of Carl Landry, Reggie Evans and Jason Thompson. However, Rudy Gay will likely be very busy tonight and Ben McLemore will also try to build off his 16-point game from Wednesday. Gay will also play a lot of PF, so there are more minutes for Omri Casspi. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:15 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) ruled out on Friday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not play on Friday against the Pacers.

      Advice: He suffered the left shoulder strain on Friday, but he was back on the bench following the injury. Irving had an MRI and it would appear he's day-to-day because the team did not rule him out for Sunday against the Rockets. Matthew Dellavedova logged all of the backup point guard minutes on Thursday night and is likely going to start. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:34 pm
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) out Saturday vs. BKN
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) did not practice on Friday, and he has been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Parsons has shed his walking boot, but he remains without an official timetable to return. We'll be considering him questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans, and with him sidelined, Richard Jefferson and Al-Farouq Aminu will continue to split his minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:35 am
    • Luol Deng (sore neck) expected to play Friday
      Luol Deng (sore neck) was not required to go through the leagues concussion protocol after taking a blow to the head on Wednesday, and he's expected to play Friday vs. New Orleans.

      Advice: With Chris Bosh done for the season, Luol Deng is going to be tasked with some more responsibilities on offense. He's been playing well through the month of February with averages of 15.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.1 three-pointers on 48.0 percent shooting from the field, so make sure he's in your lineups for Friday's favorable matchup with the Pelicans. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:25 am
    • Kevin Garnett (rest) questionable for Friday
      Kevin Garnett is uncertain whether he will be able to give it a go for Friday's matchup with the Bulls.

      Advice: The Timberwolves play at Chicago on Friday, and then return to Minnesota for a home game vs. Memphis on Saturday. When Garnett was asked directly about his status for tonight's game he responded: "We'll see, we'll see. If not tonight, definitely tomorrow." We'll consider him on the doubtful side of questionable for tonight's game. If he does sit, Gorgui Dieng will have an opportunity to start. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:09 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Kris Humphries (groin) misses shootaround
      Kris Humphries (left groin) did not participate during Friday morning's shootaround.

      Advice: It's looking doubtful that Humphries will be able to suit up for Friday's matchup with the 76ers, so there will be more minutes to go around for guys like Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden. However, neither Seraphin nor Gooden can be considering a viable option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:16 am
    • Bradley Beal (leg) will not play on Friday
      Bradley Beal (leg) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: Beal still needs to go through a full practice before he can return to the court, so until that happens, he's not going to play. Garrett Temple, Otto Porter, and Rasual Butler will continue to split minutes at the two-spot with Beal sidelined, but the timeshare makes all of those guys too risky for use in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:08 am
    • Aaron Gordon (ankle) ruled out for Friday
      Aaron Gordon (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: With Gordon sidelined, Channing Frye will see a healthy heaping of minutes. However, with season averages of just 7.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.9 three-pointers per game, Frye can't be viewed as anything more than a 3-point specialist in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:39 am
    • Bismack Biyombo (knee) nearing a return
      Bismack Biyombo (knee) participated in Thursday's practice, and he is targeting a return for either Friday's game vs. Boston or Sunday's game vs. Orlando.

      Advice: Biyombo isn't a major piece of the Hornets' rotation, and with season averages of 3.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game as a reserve he can't be viewed as anything more than a shot-blocking specialist in very deep leagues. However, when Biyombo is able to return to the lineup, he'll likely take away most of Jason Maxiell's minutes, rendering him a negligible option in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:37 am
    • Karl wants Cousins to cut down on the TOs
      Kings' head coach George Karl would like DeMarcus Cousins to cut down on the turnovers.

      Advice: "I talked to [DeMarcus] about his turnovers," Karl said. "He leads the league in turnovers (4.4 per game), and we’d like to challenge him the last 25, 30 games of the season to have much better decision making." Cousins has been careless at times with the ball this season, so it's nice that his coach is challenging him to be better. He’s hitting career-highs in points (23.7), rebounds (12.2), assists (3.3), and blocks (1.7) this season, so a reduction in turnovers could only help his already elite value. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:02 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • Not Untucked: P.J. Tucker has solid game
      P.J Tucker picked up big minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, one block and one turnover.

      Advice: He played 35 minutes and coach Jeff Hornacek put him in the unenviable position of guarding Russ Westbrook down the stretch. Tucker is racking up stats right now and he's getting consistent minutes, so he should be viewed as a must-own player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:57 pm
    • Mt. Bledsoe erupts against the Thunder
      Eric Bledsoe was a superstar against the Thunder on Thursday during a 117-113 overtime win, making 11-of-16 from the field for 28 points with 13 rebounds, nine assists, one steal, four blocks and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: That's good for an effective field goal percentage of 75.0. In what was a very uptempo game, Bledsoe seemed to be in total control, which has been the story for his game lately. In his last six games, Bledsoe averaged 20.7 points, 7.3 boards, 7.2 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.3 blocks and 1.3 treys on 50.6 percent from the field. People don't call him Mini-LeBron for no reason. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:48 pm
    • Markieff Morris scores 29 with 11 boards
      Markieff Morris scored 29 points with 11 boards in Thursday's overtime win over the Thunder, adding three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 44 minutes.

      Advice: He was really struggling prior to tonight, averaging just 6.3 points over his last three games, so his owners will be thrilled that he broke out of his slump. The best part of all of this is that he struggled in the mid-range again tonight, making 4-of-13 on those shots. Morris was money everywhere else, though. Expect some bumps in the road, but look for Morris to build on this momentum on Saturday against Tim Duncan and the Spurs. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:47 pm
    • Brandon Knight scores 15 points in win
      Brandon Knight played 48 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: While he did get a front-row seat of the Russ Westbrook Show, Knight looked good. He had a lot of ISO plays and he ran the offense a ton tonight, especially in transition. It's pretty clear coach Jeff Hornacek is going to stagger Knight's minutes with Eric Bledsoe, which should elevate his usage rate. Considering how many treys he's taking, his fantasy value shouldn't fall off too much. He should be viewed as a mid-round guy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:40 pm
    • Enes Kanter scores 18 with six boards in loss
      Enes Kanter scored 18 points with six boards, one assist and one block in 37 minutes on Thursday against the Suns.

      Advice: Kanter has always been able to score and rebound at a reasonable rate, but his defensive stats are still not there. He has totaled just one block and one steal in four games for the Thunder, and he is still having trouble finding the open man, averaging just 1.5 assists over that span. Steven Adams (hand) will likely return soon, but Kanter should still be locked in as the starting center for the rest of the season to the delight of his owners. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:40 pm
    • Dion Waiters scores 16 points against Suns
      Dion Waiters scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting on Thursday vs. the Suns, adding two steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He has now scored in double digits in each of his last four games, and he hasn't been shy about hoisting up shots either, averaging 15 shots per game over that span. That being said, Waiters still doesn't do enough outside of scoring to be considered in standard leagues, and the eventual return of Kevin Durant (foot) will hurt his value. Leave Waiters on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:31 pm
    • Andrew Bogut's struggles continue Thursday
      Andrew Bogut couldn't break out of his slump against the Cavaliers on Thursday, scoring just six points with five boards, two assists and two blocks in 21 minutes.

      Advice: He has averaged just four points per game over his last four, shooting just 37 percent from the floor over that span. Bogut is still worth holding onto for his upside in blocks and rebounding, but the Warriors will likely be very cautious with him down the stretch given his injury history. In fact, head coach Steve Kerr hinted that Bogut may be rested on Sunday vs. Boston or Monday vs. Brooklyn, so his owners should keep their head on a swivel for an update. If and when Bogut does sit out, expect Marreese Speights and David Lee to benefit the most. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:32 pm
    • Klay Thompson scores just 13 points in loss
      Klay Thompson was held to just 13 points in a loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday, adding seven boards, four assists, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He shot just 5-of-13 from the field and turned the ball over three times, but the three blocks were his most since Jan. 17. Thompson has seen his scoring average dip to 18.2 points per game in February after averaging 25.9 points in January, so hopefully the sharpshooter gets back on track soon. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:04 pm
    • J.R. Smith scores just four points on Thurs.
      J.R. Smith was held to just four points for the second straight game on Thursday vs. the Warriors, shooting just 1-of-5 from the floor and missing both of his 3-point attempts.

      Advice: He saved his line with four rebounds, five assists and four steals, but this has been the story of Smith's career so far. He is one of the streakiest players in the NBA, and his owners will simply have to take the good with the bad. Smith is still worth owing in most leagues, especially now that Kyrie Irving could miss some time with a shoulder issue. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:17 pm
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) doubtful for Friday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not travel to Indiana on Thursday night is now doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: Irving is set to undergo an MRI on Friday morning, so his owners will have to agonizingly wait for an update. The fact that he is not going to travel with the team should all but rule him out for Friday, but crazier things have happened. Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova will have their hands full in the backcourt if Irving sits, while LeBron James and Kevin Love will carry the load on offense for the Cavs. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:06 pm
    • Kyrie Irving says his shoulder feels sore
      Kyrie Irving said that his shoulder was sore after Thursday's game vs. the Warriors, and he will see how he feels in the morning before deciding on his status for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: We will keep him on the injury report unless we get a positive report after shootaround on Friday, but his owners should have backup plan ready just in case. Irving was able to play through the pain against the Warriors and managed to score 24 points, but there's no telling how his shoulder will respond once the adrenaline from the thrilling matchup with Stephen Curry wears off. If Irving sits Friday, expect Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova to see an uptick in minutes for Cleveland, while LeBron James and Kevin Love would have even more responsibility on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:22 pm
    • Cavs beat Warriors, LeBron drops 42 points
      LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points in a 110-99 win over the Warriors on Thursday despite briefly leaving the game with a tweaked back.

      Advice: He added 11 rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes, and it didn't look like his back caused him any problems after he returned to the game. Incredibly, this was James' 41st career game with 40 points, five assists and five rebounds which is the fourth-most in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain (61), Michael Jordan (62) and Oscar Robertson (71). The MVP race between James Harden, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook and LeBron is going to go right down to the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:15 pm
    • Kyrie Irving plays through shoulder injury
      Kyrie Irving played through a shoulder injury in Thursday's win over the Warriors, finishing with 24 points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He was simply battling soreness in his shoulder after a minor bump so his owners shouldn't be too concerned. Irving shot just 6-of-17 from the field and 2-of-8 from 3-point range, but his owners can cut him some slack considering he had to go up against the man they call Stephen Curry. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:55 pm
    • LeBron James tweaks his back, returns to game
      LeBron James (back) briefly left Thursday's game against the Warriors but has since returned.

      Advice: He was wearing a wrap on his back when he left for the locker room but he didn't appear to be limited in any way when he returned to the floor. We will continue to monitor his status closely, but it appears that he has dodged a bullet here and his owners can breathe easy. For what it's worth, James has 24 points heading into halftime. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:12 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle, hip) doubtful Friday
      DeMarcus Cousins (left ankle sprain, left hip contusion) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Spurs.

      Advice: He was unable to practice on Thursday because of these injuries, and we would be shocked if he was able to give it a go on Friday with the Kings going absolutely nowhere in the Western Conference. We will update his status when we know more, but Rudy Gay is going to be a busy man on offense for the Kings if Cousins sits. Jason Thompson, Reggie Evans and Carl Landry will likely all see a bump in minutes on Friday, but none of them are viable options in standard leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:09 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Friday
      DeMarcus Cousins (left ankle) was unable to practice on Thursday, and head coach George Karl said he was unsure if Cousins would be able to go Friday vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: This is the first we're hearing of an ankle injury for Cousins, and we'll continue to monitor this situation closely. If he's unable to go on Friday, Ryan Hollins or Reggie Evans would have the opportunity to slide into the starting lineup. It's worth noting that Hollins picked up a DNP-CD during the Kings' last game, while Evans logged 27 minutes, so he seems to be ahead of Hollins in the rotation. Evans is capable of hauling in gaudy rebounding totals, and he'll be a name to watch if listed as the starter on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:02 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) probable for Friday
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) is likely to play Friday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Faried's play has fallen off greatly during the month of February with averages of just 8.1 points and 6.8 rebounds on 40.3 percent shooting from the field through 23.4 minutes of action. However, with Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) out and Darrell Arthur (calf) being listed as doubtful, Faried will likely be forced into heavy minutes on Friday, and hopefully he can bust out of his month long slump. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:36 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Uta
    • Wilson Chandler (groin) targeting Friday
      Wilson Chandler (groin) said that he'll "more than likely" be available for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Chandler also downplayed the severity of his groin injury, saying it's nothing more than a "light strain," and it appears he has a decent chance of suiting up for Friday's matchup with Utah. Owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Friday's tip, but if Chandler is able to go, Gary Harris would head back to the bench where he'd return to being a negligible option in all leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:24 am
    • Kerr planning to rest Andre Iguodala
      Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said he's planning to give Andre Iguodala some rest in the near future.

      Advice: Iguodala won't sit against the Cavaliers on Thursday, so we'll likely see him get a rest day on Friday or Sunday. Harrison Barnes will get a small bump in fantasy value on whichever day Iguodala sits, but the value boost will only last for one game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:45 am
    • Rest on the horizon for Andrew Bogut
      Steve Kerr said he will rest Andrew Bogut during the Warriors' upcoming stretch.

      Advice: Kerr did add that Bogut will play against Cleveland on Thursday, so it's likely we'll see him sit on Sunday (vs. Boston) or Monday (vs. Brooklyn). Marreese Speights stands to benefit from Bogut's upcoming rest, so daily gamers will want to keep an eye on this situation in order to maximize Speight's value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:42 am
    • DeMarcus Cousins available at trade deadline?
      DeMarcus Cousins was not untouchable at the trade deadline, according to an unnamed source familiar with Kings head coach George Karl's thinking.

      Advice: We'll take the unnamed source with a grain of salt, but according to said source, "At the trade deadline, everyone was available. Every single person [on the Kings roster] was available." Karl does not hold a front office title, but the same source said Karl has control of future personnel decisions and would be interested in acquiring Ty Lawson if he becomes available in the offseason. If these reports hold true, we may be in for a very interesting summer in Sacramento. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:26 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • Aaron Gordon questionable for Fri vs ATL
      Aaron Gordon (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: Gordon left Wednesday's game with a sprained right ankle he suffered during a nasty fall and was unable to return. While the rookie can be left on the wire after averaging 3.6 points and 1.4 boards in 10.0 minutes over his last five games, Channing Frye would be in line for a bump in playing time if Gordon sits on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:00 am
    • Shaw wants a more consistent Kenneth Faried
      Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw said he'd like to see more consistency out of Kenneth Faried (thumb).

      Advice: Faried is dealing with a thumb injury, but he was also benched in favor of Darrell Arthur on Monday. "The expectation level with Kenneth was never as a go-to guy. He was never a guy we expected to be able to throw the ball into and say: 'Go get us 20 points every night.' It's probably unfair for people to expect that," Shaw said. "But the other things — the rebounding, the running the floor and the energy — that's what people expect. And that's been a little bit inconsistent." The Manimal's fantasy owners likely agree with Shaw and may want to think about cutting Faried in deeper leagues if another solid option is available. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:22 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Uta
    • Brandon Knight scores team-high 19
      Brandon Knight scored a team-high 19 points against the Nuggets during a 110-96 win on Wednesday with three rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's established a very nice rapport with Eric Bledsoe. In fact, Knight has passed the ball to Bledsoe more than any other player and he's also received more passes from him than anyone else, too. He's taken 19 attempts from deep in his last two games, which is a good thing based on his 40.4 percent from that range this season. Knight's value won't drop too much in standard leagues thanks to the added output in treys. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:07 pm
    • P.J. Tucker putting up big numbers
      P.J. Tucker's hot streak continued on Wednesday with 12 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one block and five steals in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He has been logging a lot of playing time at power forward now and his minutes are among the safest on the team. In his last five, Tucker averaged 14.6 points, 8.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 2.2 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.5 treys on 47.3 percent from the field and 81.3 percent from the line. He's worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:04 pm
    • Bradley Beal (leg) hopes to play Friday night
      Bradley Beal (leg) is hoping to play Friday against the 76ers.

      Advice: The Wizards really need him right now, going 2-6 since Beal went down. He will almost certainly be on a minutes limit in his return and likely be in the 24-30 range. With Beal back, we'll see a lot less of Otto Porter and Garrett Temple. The frontcourt guys should also score slightly less. Beal should be owned in standard leagues as more of a stash. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:54 pm
    • Markieff Morris' shooting slump continues
      Markieff Morris' shooting slump continued on Wednesday against the Nuggets, making 1-of-5 from the field for five points with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two turnovers in 22 minutes.

      Advice: He was one of the best mid-range power forwards in the NBA earlier in the season, but that's been his undoing lately. In his last seven, Morris made just 21.6 percent of his mid-range shots, which account for 50.5 percent of his shot total. That explains why he's only averaged 12.3 points, 5.6 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.4 blocks and 0.6 treys on 33.7 percent from the field in that span. Besides the shooting issue, it's not that bad. He should get it turned around soon because all players go through shooting slumps. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:46 pm
    • Throwback: KG quiet in start for Wolves
      Just like the old days, Kevin Garnett started at power forward for Minnesota on Wednesday, but had just five points and eight rebounds in 19 minutes.

      Advice: He did add two assists, a steal and two blocks on 2-of-7 shooting, but the only thing the likes of KG, Adreian Payne and Nikola Pekovic seem to be doing is ruining the fantasy value of Gorgui Dieng. Then again, the Wolves blew out the Wizards, so maybe Flip Saunders knows something we don't. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:13 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Luol Deng injured neck, plays through it
      Luol Deng injured his neck on Wednesday, but played through it and had 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 8-of-14 shooting.

      Advice: It looks like he loves playing with Goran Dragic (and without Chris Bosh), so we may get to see the Deng owners thought they were drafting back in October. That is, if his body holds up through the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:26 pm
    • Kris Humphries out with strained hammy
      Wizards forward Kris Humphries left Wednesday's game with a strained left hamstring and won't return.

      Advice: He'll be day-to-day, at best, and this could open up some opportunities for Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:22 pm
    • Aaron Gordon (ankle) out for game
      Aaron Gordon (ankle) will not return on Wednesday due to a sprained right ankle.

      Advice: He had a nasty fall in the game and asked to come out. Gordon's injury didn't look too bad, but he should be considered questionable to play on Friday. With Gordon out, it'll be more of Tobias Harris and Channing Frye. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:33 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) won't play vs. Phoenix
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) will not play vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: Faried was benched in Denver's last game and he's been struggling to provide any fantasy value lately, so his absence shouldn't be a huge blow for fantasy owners. Darrell Arthur, J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne will pick up the slack in his absence. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:17 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Uta
    • Wilson Chandler out on Wednesday night
      Wilson Chandler (groin) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Nuggets are very thin at forward and will start Danilo Gallinari and Darrell Arthur at those two spots. Chandler is likely going to miss more time, so there fantasy owners should take a look at Gallo and/or Arthur tonight. Although, he is targeting a return for Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:16 pm
    • Bradley Beal (leg) sits out seventh straight
      Bradley Beal (leg) will miss his seventh consecutive game on Wednesday.

      Advice: Beal traveled with the team and has been slowly ramping up his activity in recent days, leaving him questionable to return in Philly on Friday or at home on Saturday. Garrett Temple will earn another start at SG in his absence but he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:56 pm
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) will not play vs ATL
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday night.

      Advice: This will be his third game out of the lineup and he should be considered questionable to play on Saturday. With Parsons and also Amare Stoudemire (rest) out, there should be a lot of minutes going to Al-Farouq Aminu tonight. Plus, Richard Jefferson and Charlie Villanueva will also benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:03 pm
    • Wilson Chandler (hip) doubtful vs. the Suns
      Wilson Chandler (hip) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Now that they are pretty much out of playoff contention, the Nuggets have almost no incentive to play Chandler at less than 100 percent so we would be shocked if he somehow played in this one. Gary Harris drew the start in Chandler's place on Monday, but after scoring just 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting in 26 minutes, he is only worth a look in deeper leagues. Expect Randy Foye, Will Barton and Danilo Gallinari to see an uptick in minutes as well Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:21 am
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) questionable Wednesday
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: In addition to being benched in favor of Darrell Arthur during Monday's game vs. the Nets, Faried also suffered a thumb injury to make matters worse. While Faried was able to play through the injury that game, the Nuggets may opt to err on the side of caution Wednesday in what has become a lost season for the franchise. Expect Darrell Arthur to play big minutes if Faried sits vs. the Suns, with J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne in the mix for more playing time as well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:19 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Uta
    • Cleanthony Early dealing with an ankle sprain
      Cleanthony Early is dealing with a new ankle sprain, leaving his status uncertain for Wednesday's game vs. Boston.

      Advice: Lance Thomas (groin) will not play on Wednesday night, meaning players such as Travis Wear, Quincy Acy and Tim Hardaway Jr. could be in the mix for big minutes vs. the Celtics. Early isn't a reliable option in deeper leagues even when he is healthy, so owners cans safely leave him on the wire. Check back closer to tip-off for the latest updates. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:36 am
    • Dion Waiters w/ 14 points on 18 shot attempts
      Dion Waiters needed 18 shots to score 14 points during Tuesday's win vs. the Pacers, though four of his five makes came from beyond the arc.

      Advice: He shot 0-of-7 from within 16 feet of the basket, which is an extreme example of Waiters' season-long inefficiency. He's shooting just 50.3 percent in the restricted area, 36.4 percent in the paint, and his True Shooting of 45.5 percent leaves much to be desired. There's no reason to touch him outside of the deepest fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:13 pm
    • LeBron James passes Pippen in career assists
      LeBron James led the Cavs to a win in Detroit on Tuesday with 19 points, seven rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and one block, but he also turned the ball over nine times.

      Advice: The high turnovers are a forgivable footnote for LeBron, who also passed Scottie Pippen for the most assists by a forward in NBA history with 6,142 for his career. He's just 30 years old and Pippen's former record will be a speck in the rearview mirror by the time LBJ hangs up his sneakers. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:33 pm
    • J.R. Smith cools off, Cavs still beat Pistons
      J.R. Smith had a quiet night vs. the Pistons, shooting just 1-of-4 with a pair of free throws to finish with four points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals.

      Advice: Smith was in some foul trouble and he only played 22 minutes, his fewest since joining the Cavs on Jan. 6. He's been a steady top-60 value over the past two months and fantasy owners should shrug off tonight's relative dud. Cleveland has now won 17 of their past 19 games and their early-season angst has evaporated ever since GM David Griffin traded for Smith, Iman Shumpert and Timofey Mozgov. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:26 pm
    • Klay Thompson cools off w/ Steph in action
      Klay Thompson cooled off with Stephen Curry back in action on Tuesday, scoring 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting with one 3-pointer, one rebound, four assists, four steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: The Warriors have the league's best defensive rating and they're tops in numerous offensive metrics including assist ratio, recording 19.5 assists for every 100 possessions. They also play at the league's fastest pace, which allows guys like Curry and Klay to produce big numbers every night without stifling their teammates' value. Thompson has been a top-10 fantasy player this season and there's no reason to think he can't maintain elite value down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:38 pm
    • Andrew Bogut whisper-quiet in 20 minutes Tues
      Andrew Bogut played a small role vs. Washington, scoring two points with two rebounds and one assist in just 20 minutes of action.

      Advice: Bogut racked up three fouls during his limited time on the court and quickly gave way to Marreese Speights, who scored 16 points off the bench. Wizards' opponents average 40.8 rebounds per game this season, fourth-lowest in the NBA, but the Warriors scratched out a road win on Tuesday despite being out-rebounded by a margin of 29-45. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:29 pm
    • Bradley Beal (leg) will not play on Tuesday
      Bradley Beal (leg) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors, as expected.

      Advice: Garrett Temple will stick in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game, however, he'll be splitting minutes with Rasual Butler and Otto Porter Jr., making all three guys a risky play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:33 pm
    • Kevin Garnett will start Wednesday vs. WAS
      Kevin Garnett will replace Adreian Payne in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: Garnett isn't really capable of playing much more than 20 minutes a game, and with season averages of 6.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues despite the starter tag. He's going to cut into the minutes of Payne and Gorgui Dieng, but Dieng should be able to sustain his value regardless of how he enters the game. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:40 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) out Wednesday vs. NO
      Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) did not practice on Tuesday, and he has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Markel Brown will have another opportunity to start with Bogdanovic sidelined, and he'll be worth a look as a spot-start in daily leagues after putting up 10 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks during his last outing. Thaddeus Young and Alan Anderson will also have more opportunity for playing time with Bogdonavic out. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:18 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Bradley Beal present at Wizards' practice
      Bradley Beal (leg) was present at Wizards' practice on Tuesday, but only participated in individual drills.

      Advice: While Beal seems to be inching closer to a return, it doesn't sound like that's an imminent possibility. Barring a miracle, we'll consider him out for Tuesday's game against the Warriors with a Saturday return looking like the more likely scenario. There isn't a direct fantasy beneficiary in Beal's absence, so Garrett Temple, Otto Porter, and Rasual Butler can all stay on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:31 am
    • Chandler Parsons misses Tuesday practice
      Chandler Parsons (sprained left ankle) missed Tuesday's practice due to a fever.

      Advice: Parsons is already set to miss at least the Mavericks' next two games, so this shouldn't cut into his timetable at all. He'll be re-evaluated on Friday and his next chance to return will be Feb. 28 against the Nets, while Al-Farouq Aminu will see the biggest boost in fantasy value in the interim. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:22 am
    • Bledsoe posts monster 21-7-10 line in loss
      Eric Bledsoe scored 21 points on 8-of-18 shooting (including two threes) with seven rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, one block and six turnovers in Monday's home loss to the Celtics.

      Advice: With Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas out and just Brandon Knight coming in, don't be surprised if Bledsoe posts first and second round value in 8- and 9-cat leagues, respectively. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:10 pm
    • Knight scores 20 points w/ four 3PMs in start
      Brandon Knight moved into the starting lineup in the Suns' 115-110 loss to the Celtics on Monday, scoring 20 points on 8-of-19 shooting (4-of-11 from deep) with one rebound and four assists in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Knight is going to produce more like a shooting guard than a point guard in Phoenix, and it's fair to wonder if he'll keep up with the gaudy rebounding totals. He did not have a steal or block or go to the free throw line at all, but altogether the increase in 3-point attempts will go a long way toward keeping his value from dipping too much. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:07 pm
    • Tucker double-doubles in loss to BOS
      P.J. Tucker double-doubled in Monday's loss, putting up 13 and 12 with two steals in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Tucker hit 4-of-10 shots (no threes) from the field and all five of his free throws, building off a solid 20-point outing from Saturday. He's hard to trust, but perhaps the changes in Phoenix will break in his favor and one way or another he's worth a hard look right now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:00 pm
    • Kenneth Faried hurts hand, plays 13 minutes
      Kenneth Faried returned from his Monday hand injury during a loss to the Nets, scoring four points with five rebounds, one assist and one block in 13 minutes.

      Advice: He came off the bench tonight because the Nuggets are very thin at the forward spots with Wilson Chandler (groin) out tonight. Coach Brian Shaw isn't the biggest Faried fan in the world and his value is basically at rock bottom following a two-point game on Sunday. If for some reason Alex Len, Jusuf Nurkic or another red-hot free agent are on the wire, it's not a bad idea to cut Manimal for them. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:53 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Uta
    • Luol Deng scores 29 vs. 76ers on Monday
      Luol Deng made 11-of-14 from the field against the 76ers during a 119-108 win on Monday, adding three rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He was one point off his season high and he more than doubled his previous February scoring average of 13.3 points per game. Deng hasn't been very productive before today, adding averages of 5.7 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.7 treys in his previous seven games this month. He does log more minutes at power forward now, but that's not why he exploded today -- the 76ers were horrible on defense. Deng won't be this good, but he's a strong player to start in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:23 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (hand) goes to locker room
      Kenneth Faried (left hand) went to the locker room on Monday and has returned.

      Advice: X-rays were negative and he should be OK, but he's not getting much playing time right now. He had ice on his hand and it's unclear if he'll need to miss time. If he does, Darrell Arthur, Joffrey Lauvergne and J.J. Hickson will get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:57 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Uta
    • Kenneth Faried off the bench Monday
      Kenneth Faried will come off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: He wasn't late for practice either. Faried has been awful and the thinking here might be that the Nuggets need someone in their second unit. Regardless, his owners should stick with him because is value is way too low right now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:29 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Uta
    • Wilson Chandler (groin) out on Monday night
      Wilson Chandler (groin) will not play against the Nets on Monday.

      Advice: The Nuggets are really going to be shorthanded on the wing. With Chandler out, there should be more Danilo Gallinari at the three and maybe Randy Foye and Gary Harris play more at shooting guard. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:31 pm
    • Bradley Beal doing some jumping
      Bradley Beal (leg) said he has been "running and jumping a little bit" in some on-court drills.

      Advice: He said he has no soreness in his leg and "it's just a matter of time now" for him to return. Even with the positive news, we would still consider him doubtful to play on Tuesday against the Warriors. Perhaps he has a chance to return on Saturday following a three-game road trip. Beal should be stashed in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:31 pm
    • Brandon Knight starting, Gerald Green benched
      Brandon Knight will start against the Celtics on Monday with Gerald Green moving to the bench.

      Advice: Knight didn't look great in his debut and was forcing the issue a bit, scoring 13 points with five assists in 25 minutes. He is going to play off the ball and he should slot into Goran Dragic's role from last season -- Dragic played 35.1 minutes per game last season. Knight probably won't be as great as he was with the Bucks, but he should become a must-start player once he figures out how to play with his new team. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:37 pm
    • Bradley Beal (leg) does not practice Monday
      Bradley Beal (leg) did not practice on Monday.

      Advice: The Wizards are certainly going to want Beal to go through a full practice before putting him on the court. He was expected to ramp up his on-court work this weekend, but it didn't happen. His fantasy owners should bench him this week. Meanwhile, Garrett Temple, Otto Porter and Rasual Butler haven't stepped up and we've seen the frontcourt guys add more offense since Beal went down. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:46 am
    • Wilson Chandler questionable to play Monday
      Wilson Chandler (hip) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Chandler played just 18 minutes on Sunday, and perhaps now we know why. Chandler has dealt with hip and groin injuries for a lot of his career, and he's once again experiencing soreness in his adductors. If Chandler doesn't suit up, expect Randy Foye to draw the start alongside Danilo Gallinari. Will Barton and rookie Gary Harris could also see a few extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:32 am
    • Bojan Bogdanovic will not play Monday night
      Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) will not play on Monday against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Rookie Markel Brown will draw the start in his place. BB was deemed doubtful coming in, so exactly nobody should be surprised. Thaddeus Young and Alan Anderson should be the main beneficiaries of Bogdanovic's absence despite Brown getting the starting nod. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:43 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Brandon Knight must adjust to two-PG system
      Brandon Knight admitted he'll need to adjust to playing off the ball.

      Advice: "It will be something I have to get used to," Knight said. "It's just a matter of playing basketball and making winning plays, whether on or off the ball." After dealing two of their point guards at the trade deadline, the Suns are once again banking on playing two point guards in the same backcourt, though Knight and Eric Bledsoe are a much different version than the previous pairing of Bledsoe and Goran Dragic. Knight also admitted the trade initially caught him off guard, so he's just like the rest of us in that regard. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:44 am
    • Blatt: Shumpert, Smith have been a 'godsend'
      David Blatt said J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert have been a 'godsend' for the Cavs.

      Advice: J.R. Smith has been a dream for us, as a team and for me personally," Blatt said. "I love the guy. I love coaching him. He comes to work every single day. He’s a great teammate. He’s playing both ends of the court for us consistently." He didn't just stop there, either. "He’s one of the main reasons for our turnaround, together with Iman, who simply started later because of the injury. Those guys, honestly, they’ve been a godsend. They really have. They turned the team around." Since joining the Cavs, Smith is averaging 12.8 points, 1.7 steals and 2.7 triples in 32 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:26 am
    • Dion Waiters leads OKC reserves w/ 17 points
      Dion Waiters led all Thunder reserves with 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Sunday's rout, adding one 3-pointer, three rebounds and one turnover in 27 minutes.

      Advice: "The whole team is having fun," Waiters said after the game. That's a far cry from his attitude while in Cleveland and he seems to be embracing a reserve role for OKC, though it helps that he got 15 shot attempts tonight with Kevin Durant (foot) out and starting swingman Kyle Singler in early foul trouble. He's shooting 36.5 percent over his past dozen games and remains a sketchy pickup in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:00 pm
    • Wilson Chandler awful in 18 minutes vs. OKC
      Wilson Chandler played only 18 minutes in Sunday's ugly road loss vs. the Thunder, going 2-of-11 from the field to finish with four points, four rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: Chandler had scored 10+ points in seven of the Nuggets' previous eight games and this was a fluky performance by any measure. Denver may start favoring young players over veterans down the stretch, which would erode Chandler's fantasy appeal, but for now we're anticipating a bounce-back effort vs. Brooklyn on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:59 pm
    • Kenneth Faried shoots 1-of-5 in 21 minutes
      Kenneth Faried was invisible again on Sunday, scoring just two points on 1-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds in 21 minutes vs. the Thunder.

      Advice: He had one steal and one block but that provides no relief for his woebegone fantasy owners. Serge Ibaka dominated the PF matchup tonight and Faried has averaged a mere 4.0 points on 28.6 percent shooting in 22.0 minutes over his past three games. Coach Brian Shaw hasn't shown any desire to increase his role, and at the moment Faried isn't giving him much incentive to do so. With his trade value at an all-time low, Faried belongs on fantasy benches until he gets back on track. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:49 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm vs Uta
    • Enes Kanter has 20 & 12 w/ three dimes vs DEN
      The Thunder blew past the Nuggets on Sunday, 119-94, thanks in part to Enes Kanter's 20 points (8-of-12 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), 12 rebounds, three assists and one steal.

      Advice: Kevin Durant (foot) was out tonight and won't be re-evaluated until next weekend, giving Kanter a larger-than-expected role offensively. He took full advantage tonight, scoring efficiently while racking up his second straight double-double, and he even chipped in a steal during just 26 minutes of action. His fantasy value got a bump when he was dealt to OKC, though his typically paltry defensive stats may prevent him from anything more than mid-round value even in Durant's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:31 pm
    • Klay Thompson's 39 points not enough Sunday
      Klay Thompson scored a game-high 39 points in a futile effort vs. Indiana on Sunday, making 12-of-28 field goals with five 3-pointers and three boards.

      Advice: He picked up the slack with Stephen Curry (sore foot) unavailable tonight, setting new career-highs in free throws made (10) and attempted (10). Klay's supporting stats dipped over his previous 10 games to 3.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 0.6 steals while shooting 43.9 percent from the field, creating a small buy-low window that just slammed shut. Follow the link below for highlights of Klay's impressive performance. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:52 pm
    • Kris Humphries scores 11 points in 18 minutes
      Kris Humphries led all Wizards' reserves with 11 points and seven boards in Sunday's road loss, making 5-of-6 shots with one assist and one steal in 18 minutes of action.

      Advice: Humphries is a nightly double-double threat but his low playing time and lack of defensive stats have kept him out of the conversation in standard leagues. Humphries' rebound rate of 18.1 percent easily leads the Wizards, and he's a big reason why Washington ranks fourth for rebound differential at +3.4 per game. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:37 pm
    • Kyrie Irving scores 18 points on 10 attempts
      Kyrie Irving scored an efficient 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting (4-of-4 from the line) Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, two assists, two rebounds, one steal and two turnovers over 23 minutes of action.

      Advice: While Irving isn't going to be an elite assists guy (5.4 per game), his steady and efficient contributions to the scoring (21.8 points per game) 3-pointers (2.2) and steals (1.5) have him turning in first-round value on the year. He shows no signs of slowing down, and he should have a strong second-half of the season as Cleveland fights for a higher seed in the East. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:53 pm
    • J.R. Smith scores 17 points with full line
      J.R. Smith was productive against his former team on Sunday, scoring 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting with four assists, three rebounds, three 3-pointers, one steal, two blocks and one turnover through 29 minutes of action.

      Advice: The change of scenery to Cleveland has done Smith wonders, as he's currently averaging 12.7 points and 2.5 assists, while hitting career-highs in 3-pointers (2.7) and steals (1.7). He's getting plenty of open looks playing next to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, and no longer having to think about what a triangle looks like has been a major plus for Smith. He's well worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:45 pm
    • LeBron James passes Iverson on scoring list
      LeBron James passed Allen Iverson on the NBA's all-time scoring list during Sunday's trouncing of the Knicks with 18 points (7-of-17 shooting), seven assists, seven rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer, and four turnovers over 28 minutes of action.

      Advice: James has been fantastic in his two games since the All-Star break with averages of 23.0 points, 6.5 assists, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 2.0 three-pointers per game. He's showing no signs of slowing down, and should be a top-5 in fantasy option as the Cavs fight for a higher seed in the East. Keep rolling him out there. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:39 pm
    • Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) doubtful for Monday
      Bojan Bogdanovic sprained his left ankle during Sunday's practice, and he is being listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: If Bogdanovic is unable to go on Monday there will be more minutes for Alan Anderson, Sergey Karasev, and Thaddeus Young. Young only got 12 minutes of action during his first game with Brooklyn, but perhaps with a full practice under his belt, head coach Lionel Hollins gives him some more minutes. Young and Anderson will likely be the primary beneficiaries of a Bogdanovic absence. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:03 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Bradley Beal (leg) ruled out again on Sunday
      Bradley Beal (leg) will not play vs. the Pistons on Sunday as expected.

      Advice: Beal wasn't able to go through a full practice on Saturday, and even though he is progressing well, he is probably looking at some more time on the sidelines. Otto Porter and Rasual Butler are worth a look in deeper leagues as they continue to fill the void for the Wizards. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:17 am
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) out for next 3 games
      Chandler Parsons will miss the next three games due to a sprained left ankle according to head coach Rick Carlisle.

      Advice: This a tough blow for the Mavericks, and this means that Parsons next chance to play will be on Feb. 28 against the Nets. Al-Farouq Aminu will likely be the primary beneficiary in Parson's absence, while Richard Jefferson should see more minutes as well. We will continue to pass along updates on Parsons as soon as we know more. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:45 am
    • Cleanthony Early benched on Sunday vs. Cavs
      Cleanthony Early will shift to the bench for Sunday's game vs. the Cavaliers with Lance Thomas set to replace him.

      Advice: In his first career start at small forward on Friday, Early scored just two points on 1-of-7 shooting so clearly the rookie still has a long way to go in his development. Early is more of a stash in deeper leagues in case he ever turns things around, while Thomas' game doesn't translate to fantasy very well. Owners in standard leagues shouldn't even concern themselves with this situation. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:34 am
    • DeMarcus Cousins scores 21 points in loss
      DeMarcus Cousins scored 21 points on 6-of-19 shooting in an embarrassing loss to the Clippers on Saturday, adding four boards, two assists, two steals, two blocks and five turnovers in 25 minutes.

      Advice: Cousins was in foul trouble pretty early in this one, but it didn't help that the game was practically over after a 42-point second quarter from the Clippers. Despite averaging 5.3 turnovers over his last four games, Cousins should be able to improve upon his efficiency once the Kings adapt to new head coach George Karl. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:30 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • Brandon Knight scores 13 points
      Brandon Knight had a mediocre outing in his first game with the Suns, scoring 13 points with five assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

      Advice: It might be hard to believe, but the Suns have a messier guard rotation now than when they did before their trades -- that should change soon. Knight did have the ball in his hands while he was out there, so this game isn't necessarily too discouraging. A lot of fantasy owners might freak out about Knight coming off the bench, so you might be able to get him pretty cheap. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:14 pm
    • P.J. Tucker scores 20 points in 26 minutes
      P.J. Tucker scored a season-high 20 points against the Bulls on Saturday with six rebounds, one assist, three steals and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: The Suns do not have the same potency on offense and it's led to Tucker being more involved. That factor should help his chances to score, especially considering he's logged 32 minutes per game in his previous nine games. He won't win you a league, but he's a sneaky top 125-150 guy to own. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:07 pm
    • Enes Kanter double-doubles in OKC debut
      Enes Kanter double-doubled in his OKC debut during a 110-103 win on Saturday over the Hornets, scoring 10 points with 13 rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He had five offensive boards and ran a ton of pick-and-roll offensive sets with Russell Westbrook. Kanter probably won't be as involved in the offense because of Kevin Durant being such an effective ISO player, so we're not too bullish about owning him. He's not worth owning in standard leagues with his decreased opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:18 pm
    • Dion Waiters plays 32 minutes vs. CHA
      Dion Waiters played 32 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday, making 4-of-15 from the field for 10 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: The minutes are eye-catching, but he is by far the most likely to lose playing time once Kevin Durant comes back. The fact that D.J. Augustin played so much next to Russell Westbrook is a big reason why. Waiters is a so-so add for now while KD is out, but he's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:17 pm
    • Brandon Knight coming off bench, Green starts
      Brandon Knight will come off the bench against the Bulls on Saturday night with Gerald Green remaining in the starting lineup.

      Advice: The Suns used Archie Goodwin as their backup point guard on Friday, so it at least makes some sense to play Knight off the bench at least until he gets on the same page. Before his breakout season this year, Knight's assist:turnover ratio was a disaster and he did play off the ball a lot in his Pistons days, so he could wind up starting at shooting guard soon. He will likely suffer a slight hit on total value, but he should thrive as the main guy in the second unit for now. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:40 pm
    • Bismack Biyombo out for a few more
      Bismack Biyombo (knee) is still expected to miss at least one more week.

      Advice: His bone bruise is improving and he is expected to being on-court work in the near future. With Biyombo out, Jason Maxiell will play more. Cody Zeller has not stepped up with the loss of Biyombo so far and his offensive output has really fallen off. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:29 pm
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) doubtful Sunday
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Hornets on Saturday due to a bone bruise and sprain to his left ankle.

      Advice: Bone bruises on sprains usually result in missing multiple games, so Parsons is in jeopardy of missing Tuesday and Wednesday. With Parsons out last night, it was Charlie Villanueva and Al-Farouq Aminu picking up the forward minutes. Richard Jefferson may start, but Aminu seems like the guy to grab based on his per-minute output lately and how he played in all 10 lineup combinations in the fourth quarter last night. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:05 pm
    • Bradley Beal doesn't have full practice Sat
      Bradley Beal (leg) did not go through a full practice on Saturday.

      Advice: He was expected to "ramp it up" in practice today, so that's not a great sign. Beal did take part in some basketball activities today and seems to be progressing. As it stands right now, we would not expect him to play on Sunday. Otto Porter did have a solid game in 30 minutes on Friday, but the Wizards haven't seen him emerge as a shooter yet. Rasual Butler should be better despite how he's struggled lately. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:06 pm
    • Brandon Knight, Marcus Thornton active Sat.
      Brandon Knight and Marcus Thornton are expected to be active for Saturday's game against the Bulls.

      Advice: Knight is immediately expected to start alongside Eric Bledsoe which would shift Gerald Green to the bench, but Marcus Thornton's role isn't exactly known. Knight will likely see a slight dip in production across the board playing next to Bledsoe, but he is still a must-own player in all leagues. Check back after the game to see how he fares against Derrick Rose and the Bulls. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:06 am
    • Enes Kanter and Kyle Singler will start Sat.
      Enes Kanter and Kyle Singler will draw the start vs. the Hornets on Saturday.

      Advice: Kanter is in line for big minutes right out of the gate with Steven Adams sidelined with a hand injury, so he can be viewed as a must-start option for the foreseeable future. Kanter has season averages of 13.8 points and 7.8 boards in 27.1 minutes per game, and while he does lack defensive stats, he should see plenty of touches on offense with Kevin Durant (foot) also out. Nick Collison started at center on Thursday, but he will now return to his limited role off the OKC bench and can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:21 am
    • Bojan scores 18 points with two threes
      Bojan Bogdanovic scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes on Friday against the Lakers.

      Advice: Bogdanovic is coming off a scoreless outing and given the opponent and absence of Jarrett Jack there are a number of reasons to be skeptical here. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:36 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Cousins all over the stat sheet in big win
      DeMarcus Cousins scored 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting (7-of-9 FTs) with 15 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and nine turnovers in the Kings' 109-101 win over the Celtics on Friday.

      Advice: Cousins also ended the life of Jae Crowder, who was a kind man that once stepped in front of a locomotive on the basketball court and paid dearly for his courage. The Kings got a win for new coach George Karl, but this was the definition of an ugly win against a bad opponent and at some point the Kings need to get Cousins' turnovers under control. Rudy Gay scored 28 points on 9-of-18 shooting (2-of-5 3PTs, 8-of-8 FTs) with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks, but he also played out of control and will need to reel things back in to keep his efficiency on track. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:26 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm vs SA
    • Wilson Chandler attempts 20 shots in 38 mins
      Wilson Chandler made 8-of-20 from the field for 19 points during an 89-81 loss to the Bucks on Friday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He launched a whopping 12 treys tonight and had a whopping 29.5 usage rate in 38 minutes. Chandler is going to get a ton of shots now with Arron Afflalo out of the picture, so his fantasy owners should see better lines than this one. He's a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:16 am
    • Humphries (back) plays 18 minutes on Friday
      Kris Humphries (back) played 18 minutes on Friday, scoring seven points on 3-of-5 shooting with six rebounds and two assists.

      Advice: Humphries needs some help to maintain value in most standard leagues, and right now Nene (18 points, 25 minutes) is both upright and productive. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:23 pm
    • LeBron and Co. roll right over the Wizards
      LeBron James scored 28 points on 12-of-21 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds, six assists and one steal in Friday's easy win over the Wizards.

      Advice: James is bound to go on a tear before he coasts into the playoffs, and owners can look at that as a sell-high opportunity or ride him until the wheels fall off. Just keep in mind that Cleveland has a terrible fantasy playoff schedule when making your moves. Kyrie Irving went for 25 and seven, Timofey Mozgov had two steals and two blocks to go with eight points and four boards, and J.R. Smith hit his now automatic 15 points, three triples, five boards, two steals and a block. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:19 pm
    • Luol Deng scores 13 points vs. NYK
      Luol Deng made 3-of-9 from the field for 13 points with eight rebounds, eight assists, two steals and five turnovers in 34 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

      Advice: He's played plenty of minutes at power forward this season and that will definitely continue. Deng is getting to the line more and he's seen his playing time increase, so his ceiling is raising slightly. In his last five, he averaged 15.4 points, 6.4 boards 1.2 steals and 1.0 treys in 35.0 minutes. That's a fair expectation. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:02 pm
    • Morris drops 31 points in loss to Wolves
      Markieff Morris scored 31 points on 12-of-21 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in Friday's loss to the Wolves.

      Advice: Morris was bound to get a few extra looks with the Suns fielding a lineup without newly acquired Brandon Knight and Marcus Thornton, all while Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas were on their way out. The net effect of the trade deadline should help him get a few extra shots per night and help his already strong early round value. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:41 pm
    • Bledsoe posts mild line against the Wolves
      Eric Bledsoe scored 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting (no threes) with seven rebounds and six assists in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Bledsoe's stock improved with Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas heading out, but with Brandon Knight and Marcus Thornton heading in there's only so much he can gain in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:35 pm
    • Cleanthony Early plays like a second-rounder
      Cleanthony Early made his first start at small forward in his career on Friday against the Heat, playing 23 minutes for two points, one rebound, one assist and one steal on 1-of-7 from the field.

      Advice: Starting isn't his thing, apparently. In his only start at shooting guard, Early only scored six points on 2-of-9 from the field. He's made just 20 percent from the field in the last month and there are no other stats to suggest anything is coming. However, coach Derek Fisher sounds like he's going to play him. Just keep an eye on him in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:18 pm
    • Parsons to get MRI on ankle on Saturday
      Chandler Parsons suffered a left ankle sprain and did not return to Friday's game, and he will get an MRI on Saturday.

      Advice: He limped to the locker room under his own power and the team ruled him out for the game about three minutes later in real time. His ankle sprain didn't look too bad and the Mavs are off until Sunday, so maybe Parsons won't miss time. If he does, Richard Jefferson and Al-Farouq Aminu would benefit. Parsons finished with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:47 pm
    • Bradley Beal (leg) did not have an MRI
      Bradley Beal (leg) is expected to ramp up exercise on Saturday and did not have an MRI on Friday morning.

      Advice: Interestingly, the Wizards just had him visit a doctor. Based on that, they must feel very confident his leg is almost back to full strength. Although, they may take it easy on him considering this is his third incident with a stress reaction. Beal's fantasy owners can stash him and use Rasual Butler as a stop-gap guy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:24 pm
    • Enes Kanter will be available on Saturday
      Enes Kanter along with the rest of the Thunder's recent acquisitions are all expected to be available for Saturday's game against the Hornets.

      Advice: With Kevin Durant's status up in the air for Saturday, Kanter could be stepping into a larger than expected role upon his first game with OKC. D.J. Augustin, Kyle Singler, and Steve Novak are also expected to be available, but Kanter is the guy who offers the most value out of the group. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:13 pm
    • Kris Humphries (lower back) will play Friday
      Kris Humphries (lower back) is a go for Friday's game against the Cavs.

      Advice: He'll be backing up Nene tonight, and as long as Washington's starting frontcourt of Nene and Marcin Gortat is intact, Humphries won't be worth using in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:36 pm
    • Late on Early: Cleanthony Early starting
      Cleanthony Early will start at small forward on Friday against the Heat.

      Advice: He'll join Jose Calderon, Langston Galloway, Jason Smith and Lou Amundson. Coach Derek Fisher said the hopes of starting Early will help him relax, so it sounds like it'll stick. Considering the struggles of Galloway and Tim Hardaway Jr., we might get a decent look at Early for a while. He's capable of putting up steals and treys, so owners in deeper leagues will want to watch him tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:56 pm
    • Kevin Garnett will not play Friday vs. PHO
      Kevin Garnett will be unavailable for Friday's game against the Suns, as expected.

      Advice: He is said to be targeting Wednesday against the Wizards, so it's safe to assume he'll be unavailable for Monday's game against the Rockets as well. He's not capable of playing much more than 20 minutes a game, and he should remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Gorgui Dieng and Nikola Pekovic will man the Timberwolves frontcourt, and it's unlikely Garnett will overtake either guy as a starter. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:18 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Brandon Knight will not play Friday vs. MIN
      Brandon Knight has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Timberwolves.

      Advice: None of the Suns new acquisitions will be available tonight, so it will likely be Eric Bledsoe running the show at point guard, with Gerald Green sliding into the starting two-spot. Bledsoe will draw an extremely favorable matchup tonight, and he's looking like an excellent plug-and-play option in daily leagues, as he'll likely be forced into heavy minutes with Archie Goodwin as his only available backup. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:21 am
    • Dion Waiters a loser from deadline day?
      Dion Waiters scored eight points with one rebound, three assists, one steal and two turnovers against the Mavericks on Thursday.

      Advice: The Thunder picking up D.J. Augustin is bad news for Waiters because it makes a lot of sense to play DJA next to Russell Westbrook. Augustin thrived off the ball next to Derrick Rose last season and will likely have a similar role -- not as many shots, though. That means Waiters probably won't play much more than 20 minutes. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:37 pm
    • Kevin Garnett expected to play on Wednesday
      Kevin Garnett is expected to play on Wednesday against the Wizards.

      Advice: That means he won't play Friday against the Suns and won't play in the Monday road game in Houston. Garnett won't be playing more than 20 minutes and will likely have not play in both sets of back-to-back sets on the season. Interestingly, he may sign an extension to play next season. For now, he can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:05 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Surprise! Brandon Knight traded to the Suns
      Brandon Knight was traded to the Suns on Thursday.

      Advice: So much for a boring deadline. Knight is having a fantastic season with the Bucks this season, so this is probably one of the biggest surprises of the day. He should have a similar role next to Eric Bledsoe, but his usage rate will definitely be heading south. He is a slight loser in the fantasy world, but it's fairly insignificant. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:01 pm
    • Thunder trade for Enes Kanter at deadline
      The Thunder acquired Enes Kanter from the Jazz on Thursday.

      Advice: Kanter's move to OKC is part of a three-team deal with the Pistons -- Kendrick Perkins goes to Utah, Reggie Jackson goes to Detroit, Kyle Singler goes to Oklahoma City, and more pieces could move as details emerge. Kanter should start immediately and will likely keep the job even once Steven Adams (hand) returns to action. Fantasy owners should be pleased with the move as Kanter is no longer stifled by Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert, the latter of whom also gets a big boost with this trade. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:55 am
    • Report: Kevin Garnett traded to the Wolves
      Kevin Garnett has agreed to waive his no-trade clause and will be traded to the Wolves for Thaddeus Young, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge.

      Advice: Nobody saw this coming until yesterday. KG will end his career where he started it and the Wolves are reportedly interested in extending his deal for two more seasons. He is only playing minutes in the teens right now, so he won't be nearly as great as he was in his Minnesota days -- he was the consensus No. 1 pick in fantasy leagues for several years there. Fantasy owners can leave him on the wire in almost all leagues. Mason Plumlee and Cory Jefferson should get more run. Shabazz Muhammad will play a lot more with Thad gone. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:36 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Report: OKC pushing hard to get Enes Kanter
      The Thunder are "pushing hard" to get Enes Kanter, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.

      Advice: Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski also added that the Thunder are after Kanter. Apparently, the Thunder are still trying to find a way to get a big man while leaving themselves some sort of backup behind Russell Westbrook. If Kanter is dealt to OKC, he would lose a lot of value. Rudy Gobert should be owned everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:23 am
    • Kris Humphries expects to play Friday
      Kris Humphries (lower back) expects to play against the Cavaliers on Friday.

      Advice: Humphries was unable to play in the Wizards' last game before the All-Star break, but he said he should be good for Friday's game. While Humphries' return will help bolster the Wizards' frontcourt, his season averages of 8.2 rebounds and 6.8 rebounds keep him from being a player who should be owned in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:57 am
    • Wilson Chandler staying put in Denver?
      The Nuggets are expected to be done with making trades on Thursday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

      Advice: Beat writer Chris Dempsey also said he believes the Nuggets are done. That means Wilson Chandler is actually going to be in a better position to produce stats with Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee gone. If Chandler was cut loose, go pick him up. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:13 am
    • Anything Is Possible: KG may waive no-trade
      There is "cautious optimism" from the Wolves that Kevin Garnett is leaning toward waiving his no-trade clause, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com.

      Advice: He reportedly doesn't want a buyout, so this is likely his only chance to change teams. Garnett is expected to make a bid on the Wolves after his playing days are over and a move to Minnesota would help. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:24 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Kevin Garnett rules out contract buyout
      Kevin Garnett has ruled out a buyout of his contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowki of Yahoo Sports.

      Advice: Despite the Clippers' strong interest in his services if he's bought out, Garnett has reportedly ruled out that scenario. Wojnarowski is reporting that KG is still considering waiving his no-trade clause for a deal that would send him to the Timberwolves and will reportedly meet with the team today. Whether KG is in Brooklyn or Minnesota, he's only played 15.6 minutes per game during the month of February and can be left on waivers. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:58 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Nuggets want two firsts for Wilson Chandler
      The Denver Nuggets are reportedly seeking two first-round picks for Wilson Chandler, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

      Advice: While the Nuggets may want two first-rounders, it's unlikely that they'll get such a huge haul unless a potential trade partner panics. Chandler's fantasy value would most likely take a hit if he is dealt, while Arron Afflalo and Randy Foye would see a boost in their fantasy value as long as they're not moved in Denver's fire sale. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:53 am
    • Nets, Wolves talking Young-Garnett deal?
      The Wolves and Nets have discussed a deal to send Thaddeus Young to the Nets in exchange for Kevin Garnett, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com.

      Advice: Garnett has a no-trade clause, which may come into play with the Wolves being the further from a playoff spot than any other team. There is some talk of Garnett being bought out after the deadline, but he's not going to play much no matter where he winds up. In fact, KG has logged just 15.6 minutes per game this month. It's also worth mentioning KG hopes to buy the Wolves someday, so maybe that's a factor here. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:51 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Chi
    • Enes Kanter goes to practice on Wednesday
      Enes Kanter was at practice on Wednesday, but he will not speak to the media.

      Advice: He's said he would like to be traded and is reportedly far apart on contract terms with the Jazz, but at least he's still being a part of the team. There is no imminent deal for Kanter right now, but there's a very good chance he's traded on Thursday. Rudy Gobert will start and could be a star after the break. Trevor Booker will also play more. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:33 pm
    • Bismack Biyombo out for a few games
      Bismack Biyombo (knee) will be out for at least a few games due to a knee bruise.

      Advice: The Hornets don't need Biyombo nearly as much with Al Jefferson healthy. With Bizzy B out, Jason Maxiell will play a little more off the bench. Both players can be ignored in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:50 am
    • Bismack Biyombo will have an MRI on Sat.
      Bismack Biyombo will have another MRI on his knee on Saturday.

      Advice: He has been sidelined since Jan. 24 and there is still no known timetable for his return. We should know more after his MRI on Saturday, so be sure to check back for updates. Outside of owners in deeper leagues who are desperate for blocks, Biyombo can be left on the wire, while Jason Maxiell will continue picking up his reserve minutes behind Al Jefferson. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:20 am
    • Kanter, Jazz far apart on contract figures
      Enes Kanter and the Utah Jazz are far apart on contract figures, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.

      Advice: A contract extension would keep Kanter from becoming a restricted free agent after the 2014-15 season, but it sounds like the sides aren't even close. Gennessy reports that Utah offered a four-year, $32 million deal, but Kanter's camp wants Gordon Hayward-type money (four years, $63 million). While the Jazz are saying they want to retain Kanter, a negotiations breakdown could speed up a deal that would have Rudy Gobert's fantasy owners rejoicing. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:46 am
    • Jazz may end up keeping Enes Kanter
      Despite the recent trade rumors, the Utah Jazz may end up keeping Enes Kanter, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

      Advice: In what could be a smoke screen, the Jazz are saying that Kanter is a part of the team's long-term plans are confident they can smooth over the issues that led to his trade request. A strong offer would presumably change the Jazz' tune here, but for now, Rudy Gobert's fantasy owners have to be a little disappointed. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:22 am
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