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  • LaVine edges Gordon in awesome dunk contest
    Zach LaVine edged out Aaron Gordon in a thrilling 2016 Slam Dunk Contest.

    Advice: It was one of the best dunk contests in years and LaVine put to rest the "LaVine is only good at through-the-legs dunk" talk. The two dunkers had to go to OT to decide it, which resulted in awesome dunks each time. Gordon had arguably two of the best dunks of the night and his creativity topped LaVine, too. Of course, LaVine didn't disappoint. Go check out all of Gordon's and LaVine's dunks ASAP. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:46 pm
  • Klay Thompson wins 3-point shootout
    Klay Thompson won the 2016 3-Point Shootout on Saturday.

    Advice: He was on fire in the championship round with a perfect money ball rack to get to 27 points. Stephen Curry and Devin Booker also made it to the championship round with Curry's 23 coming in second. Thompson and Curry are basically locks to be first and second in 3-pointers on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:31 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns wins Skills Challenge
    Karl-Anthony Towns won the 2016 Skills Challenge on Saturday.

    Advice: What can't this guy do? Towns has already become one of the best mid-range scorers as a young big, he is phenomenal at protecting the rim and he can score off the dribble. He's 20 and he's already being strongly considered as a top-five asset in Dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:32 pm
  • LeBron says Melo-Love rumors are false
    LeBron James said the three-team trade rumors involving Carmelo Anthony to Cleveland and Kevin Love to Boston are "false."

    Advice: Melo did say he's hoping to play with a star, but he also shot down trade rumors, as well. He has a no-trade clause and that could be a huge hurdle for the Knicks if they want to rebuild around Kristaps Porzingis. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:21 pm
  • Pacers still interested in Jeff Teague
    The Pacers still have interest in Jeff Teague.

    Advice: The Hawks are not actively shopping Teague and they probably shouldn't either. They're playing their best ball right now before the break and a lot of it has to do with Teague playing well. For now, expect Teague to stay with the Hawks through the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:44 pm
  • John Wall says his knee is good to go
    John Wall was able to dunk on Saturday and said that his knee is good to go.

    Advice: He was originally considered questionable to play in the All-Star game after bruising his knee on Thursday, but he confirmed to the media on Friday that he was going to play. It was always considered a minor injury for Wall, so there's no reason to be too concerned moving forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:26 am
  • Chris Bosh has a strained calf
    Chris Bosh (strained calf) explained his decision to sit out of Sunday's All-Star game.

    Advice: "It just lingered and I didn't feel it was wise to continue to push it, especially with this elongated week that we have off," Bosh said in regards to his calf. "I just wanted to make sure that I was taking the necessary precautions and being a good professional." His fantasy owners will be relieved that he's taking a little bit of extra rest, and hopefully he will be ready to for the Heat's next game on Feb. 19. He will be re-evaluated when he returns to Miami. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 am
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  • Kings not shopping DeMarcus Cousins?
    According to the Boston Globe, the Kings have it made it very clear that DeMarcus Cousins is not on the market.

    Advice: The Kings are five losses behind the Jazz for the eighth seed in the West, and while it feels like Cousins is in the rumor mill every season, the chances of him being moved appear to be incredibly slim. As long as he can stay healthy, he should be a monster down the stretch. Through five February games, he has averages of 25.4 points, 9.6 boards, 5.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:01 am
  • Kevin Seraphin hoping for minutes
    Kevin Seraphin is hoping for more minutes following the dismissal of coach Derek Fisher.

    Advice: "I just hope for more playing time," Seraphin said. "That’s the goal. It’s a new opportunity for sure." Seraphin has dropped 25 pounds and is eager to carve out a role, and he logged 15 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Wizards which was just the third time that he saw 15 or minutes since the new year. Unless his role continues to grow, he will only be on the radar in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:26 am
  • Greivis Vasquez (ankle) is targeting March
    Greivis Vasquez (ankle surgery) said that is targeting a return to the court in 3-4 weeks.

    Advice: He had ankle surgery in December, but this report would mean he could play as early as March. However, the Bucks will ease him back into action upon his return after such an extended absence, and he's not really worth owning in most leagues while Michael Carter-Williams and Jerryd Bayless are healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:15 am
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  • Thaddeus Young linked to Raptors
    The Raptors have had "exploratory discussions" with the Nets regarding Thaddeus Young.

    Advice: Toronto also has Kenneth Faried, Markieff Morris and P.J. Tucker on their radar, so it's clear that they're seeking an upgrade at the four in an attempt to close the gap behind Cleveland. Young's production would likely take a hit with a move to Toronto, but he would still have a stable role and would have no problem winning the starting spot over the likes of Luis Scola and Patrick Patterson. Expect the rumors to heat up after the All-Star game, but stashing a guy like Thomas Robinson in a deeper league makes some sense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:43 am
  • Warriors think they're getting Kevin Durant?
    According to Chris Broussard of ESPN, the Warriors are a legitimate threat to land Kevin Durant this summer.

    Advice: "There are people in Golden State who think they're getting him," Broussard said. "There are people in management and I think some players too. Kevin Durant likes the way they play. He likes their style, he likes the fact they play unselfishly. He sees himself fitting into that group." This report first gained steam when Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical said that the Warriors were "significant frontrunners" to sign him in free agency, so it shouldn't be completely dismissed. The Thunder's success in the postseason could be a pivotal factor in KD's decision. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:28 am
  • Hawks recall Walter Tavares
    The Hawks recalled Walter Tavares from the D-League on Friday.

    Advice: Even with the latest injury to Tiago Splitter (hip), Tavares still isn't in the rotation. Unless Al Horford is moved at the deadline, Tavares' role isn't about to change. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:02 am
  • Clippers worried about Chris Paul's workload
    According to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register, the Clippers are worried about Chris Paul's workload.

    Advice: The Clippers have been devastated by injuries to Blake Griffin (hand) and Austin Rivers (hand), so Paul has taken on a heavy workload to keep them near the top of the Western Conference. He averaged 38.8 minutes per game over his last five outings, so don't be surprised if coach Doc Rivers stays true to his word and gives him a maintenance day or two down the stretch. Regardless, his owners shouldn't be concerned and he can be treated as a top-5 guard moving forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:49 am
  • Carmelo Anthony wants to play with a star?
    Amid rumors of a possible trade, Carmelo Anthony said on Friday that he hopes to play with another star.

    Advice: "I think everybody always kind of dreams and hopes that they can play with another great player, another star player," Anthony said. "It’s a star players’ league. I think that’s what we all talk about every time we get together." There was a report on Friday that linked Anthony to the Cavaliers in a three-team trade that would send Kevin Love to Boston, but those talks never made it out of the preliminary stage. Anthony has a no-trade clause and he denied recent reports that he wants to leave New York. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:33 am
  • Hawks not actively shopping Al Horford?
    According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Hawks are not actively shopping Al Horford.

    Advice: Vivlamore added than anything the Hawks are doing right now is simply exploratory, which falls in line with previous reports that suggested that Atlanta would "listen" to offers. If the Hawks ultimately decide that they don't want to give him a max deal this summer, then that would give them a reason to go ahead with a trade. For now, nothing is imminent for the All-Star big man. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:14 am
  • Zach LaVine scores 30 points
    Zach LaVine was named MVP of the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge during a 157-154 win over Team World on Friday, scoring 30 points with seven rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had a little preview for his big show tomorrow night when he defends his crown for the Slam Dunk Contest. D'Angelo Russell (22), Devin Booker (23) and Jordan Clarkson (25) were all over 20 points for Team USA. LaVine is growing more as a shooting guard and should play minutes close to 30 going forward. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:09 pm
  • Al Horford will play in All-Star Game
    Al Horford will replace Chris Bosh in Sunday's All-Star Game.

    Advice: He is en route to Toronto at the time of this report. Horford's name has popped up in trade rumors, but the Hawks are playing really well. They actually have the second-best net rating in their last six games, so they could make a postseason run. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:02 pm
  • Chris Bosh will not play in All-Star Game
    Chris Bosh will not play in Sunday's All-Star Game due to a strained calf.

    Advice: The specifics are not known yet on Bosh, who played 35 minutes on Tuesday night and didn't appear to be hurt. The Heat don't play again until Friday Feb. 19, so there could be a decent chance he is ready to return for action with the team. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:59 pm
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  • John Wall (knee) will play in All-Star game
    John Wall (knee bruise) said that he will play in Sunday's All-Star game.

    Advice: He bruised his knee during Thursday's game vs. the Bucks and was able to keep playing, so the injury sounds pretty minor even though he did have some swelling. Regardless, this report confirms that Wall will likely be fine moving forward, so his owners shouldn't be too concerned. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:27 am
  • Vasquez (ankle) still has no timetable
    Greivis Vasquez (ankle surgery) still has no timetable for a return.

    Advice: He was reportedly aiming to return to the court at the end of January, but that was always way too optimistic. The Bucks are falling out of the playoff hunt, so they won't be in a hurry to rush the guard back. Vasquez is not worst stashing in most formats. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:14 am
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  • Asking price for Horford and Teague too high?
    According to Chris Mannix of the Vertical, the asking price for Al Horford and Jeff Teague is "borderline ridiculous."

    Advice: "From everything I’ve been told in the last two or three days, Atlanta’s requests for both Al Horford and Jeff Teague have been borderline ridiculous," Mannix said. "The kind of things teams like Boston, or Milwaukee, or Denver simply won’t deal for the players they want." Boston seems like the team that's most willing to make a major move, and Mannix adds that the Hawks could lower their price as the deadline (Feb. 18) approaches. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:23 am
  • John Wall is dealing with a knee bruise
    John Wall said that he is dealing with a knee bruise.

    Advice: "It’s a deep bruise," Wall said. "As you can see, it’s swollen. It hurts and I’ll do as much treatment as I can on it." He banged his knee during Thursday's loss to the Bucks but he was able to play through the issue. While he's questionable to play in the All-Star game, this shouldn't be an injury that lingers and he should be considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:10 am
  • John Wall could miss All-Star Game?
    John Wall (knee) isn't sure if he'll play in the All-Star Game on Sunday.

    Advice: He was fouled as he went to the hoop and was grimacing for a few minutes. It looked to be a minor injury and he did play through it. It was only a fall after a foul and he didn't show signs of pain after a couple minutes. Wall is getting treatment and should continue to see the training staff this weekend if something is wrong. There should be an update on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:16 pm
  • John Wall scores 15 points in loss
    John Wall scored 15 points with four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, two blocks, three 3-pointers and seven turnovers during a 99-92 loss to the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: This was a bad loss for the Wizards. They are now 3.5 games behind the Hornets for the eighth spot in the East. As for Wall, he's looked great with Bradley Beal back and should be a top-20 player going forward. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:54 pm
  • KD scores 23 points in win
    Kevin Durant scored 23 points during a 121-95 win over the Pelicans on Thursday, adding three rebounds, six assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He dropped back down to third in scoring in a very odd game. This was his first game without a free throw attempt since 2012 and only his sixth game ever. Durant is obviously fine as a top-two option in fantasy leagues. Excluding his injury on Nov. 10, KD has scored 20 or more in every game. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:30 pm
  • ATL not actively trying to trade Jeff Teague
    The Atlanta Hawks aren't actively trying to trade Jeff Teague.

    Advice: While the Hawks aren't actively looking to deal Teague, they are open to listening to offers in case they get one that is too good to refuse. While Dennis Schroder stands to see a big value boost if the 27-year-old is traded, Teague is averaging 20.6 points, 5.5 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals over his last eight games and is a nightly must-start as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:27 am
  • Carmelo Anthony challenges Knicks teammates
    Carmelo Anthony challenged his Knicks teammates to bounce back after the All-Star Break.

    Advice: The Knicks are on a six-game losing streak and have lost 10 of 11 heading into the All-Star Break, but Anthony thinks the team can still make a playoff push. "We have to go get it at this point," Melo said. "Take this break, kind of reboot, mentally, physically, come back and be ready for a dogfight. Everybody — top to bottom — everybody’s got to be ready." Playoffs aside, Anthony's balky left knee has turned into a concern and his fantasy owners may want to gauge his trade value as he could be a shutdown candidate if the Knicks fall further out of the playoff race. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:22 am
  • Klay Thompson scores 24 in win
    Klay Thompson scored 24 points with three rebounds, one assist, five steals and five 3-pointers against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: Tuesday night was just his fourth game without a trey and he was 1-of-13 from there in his previous two. After a very disappointing start until December, Thompson wraps up his first half with second-round value to this point. Expect him to be in that neighborhood going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:24 pm
  • Zach LaVine starts w/ Tayshaun sidelined
    Zach LaVine started in place of Tayshaun Prince on Wednesday, pitching in 13 points, four rebounds, five assists and one block in 38 minutes vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Prince missed the game to attend Chauncey Billups' jersey retirement in Detroit, so we expect him to resume starting on the other side of the break. LaVine shot just 4-of-13 from the field tonight but the playing time is encouraging, and it's not purely a result of Prince's absence -- he's logged 30+ minutes in five of the Wolves' past nine games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:14 pm
  • Wolves win behind Karl-Anthony Towns' 35 pts
    Karl-Anthony Towns went off vs. Toronto on Wednesday, piling up a career-high 35 points with 11 rebounds, three blocks, one assist and zero turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: KAT is incredible. He made 12-of-19 FGs and 11-of-13 FTs tonight, got Jonas Valanciunas into early foul trouble, and the Raptors simply had no answers for him. He's scoffing at the notion of a rookie wall, getting better as the season goes along, and should flirt with first-round value after the All-Star break. If you have him in a dynasty league, you're set for the next decade. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:14 pm
  • Chris Paul ties season-high w/ 35 pts, 13 ast
    Chris Paul tied his season high with 35 points vs. the Celtics on Wednesday, adding 13 assists, five rebounds, three steals and one block in an OT loss in Boston.

    Advice: The Clippers lost for only the third time in their past 15 road games, an incredible feat given the injuries they've endured. CP3 appeared to have a minor hand injury but he played through it and should have plenty of time to recuperate during the much-needed All-Star break -- it obviously didn't affect him tonight, as he drained 13-of-21 FGs and 6-of-9 FTs with three triples. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins piles up 28/12/5 in comeback
    DeMarcus Cousins finished Wednesday's comeback win in Philly with 28 points, 12 boards (four offensive), five assists, two steals and four turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Cousins has thrived in this matchup, averaging 30.3 points and 16.0 rebounds in his past four games vs. Philly. The Kings are in disarray as they hover 4.5 games out of playoff contention, but Cousins' owners can rest assured that he'll be a beast as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:45 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 17 points
    Jeff Teague scored 17 points with five rebounds, eight assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: The rumors are starting to pick up for Teague, but the Hawks may opt to keep him. If he is dealt, it's more likely he will lose value than gain it, but the rumors aren't heavy enough to deal him unless it's for fair value. He's played great lately and could still be an early-round player going forward now that he snapped out of his slump. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:21 pm
  • Zach LaVine will start Wednesday vs. Toronto
    Zach LaVine will start Wednesday vs. the Raptors with Tayshaun Prince (personal) away from the team.

    Advice: Andrew Wiggins will slide over to the three with LaVine back in the starting five, and Shabazz Muhammad will have the opportunity for some extended run off the bench sans Prince. LaVine does have a tough matchup tonight, so owners should take that into consideration before activating him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:20 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony committed to Knicks' future
    Carmelo Anthony said that he'll continue to trust Phil Jackson in wake of Derek Fisher's firing, and that he has no intention of seeking a trade away from New York.

    Advice: "This is something I didn't see coming, [that] nobody saw coming," Anthony said of Fisher's firing. "So you have to continue to put your trust into Phil. At this point, what could you do? Can't shy away from that. Can't go against it. So for me, it's continue. I have to trust in it. I decided to stay here. I decided to make that decision to trust in the Knicks and trust in Phil. I have to continue doing that." Anthony's surgically repaired left knee is a concern, but as long as New York is in the playoff hunt, owners can expect Melo to fight through the discomfort. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:11 am
  • Report: It will take mega-deal to land Boogie
    Kings’ GM Vlade Divac and owner Vivek Ranadive have not seriously considered a DeMarcus Cousins trade, and it would take a mega-deal for that to change.

    Advice: Despite constant trade rumors, the Kings have been adamant that they have zero interest in trading away their franchise center, so a Cousins deal seems highly unlikely at this point. As for fantasy hoops, DMC is currently putting up second-round value on the year with averages of 26.8 points, 11.0 boards, 3.1 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.3 blocks, 1.2 three-pointers and 3.7 turnovers per game on 44.5 percent shooting from the field and 72.6 percent from the charity stripe. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:50 am
  • Report: Al Horford to BOS a real possibility?
    A deal sending Al Horford to the Boston Celtics is reportedly a "legitimate possibility" according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: "I think Boston -- Al Horford is a legitimate possibility for the Celtics," Mannix said. "I think that is the guy, one of the guys across the league that Danny Ainge is the most excited about." Mannix added that while Horford will cost a lot of money to re-sign as a free agent, the Celtics will be willing to foot the bill. Horford does make sense in Boston as Ainge is reportedly looking for a low-post scorer at the deadline, but it's difficult to predict his value in Boston without knowing the moving pieces. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:32 am
  • Report: ATL has discussed Oladipo for Teague?
    The Hawks and Magic have reportedly discussed a potential deal involving Victor Oladipo and Jeff Teague.

    Advice: Out of the players being mentioned in potential trades out of Atlanta, Teague's name has come up the most, so he seems the most likely guy to be dealt at the deadline if the Hawks decide to make a move. Orlando wouldn't be the worst landing spot for Teague, but it would be a significant blow to Elfrid Payton's value. Oladipo wouldn't be the main man in Atlanta, so his value could take a slight hit with the Hawks. Dennis Schroder needs to be stashed in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:04 am
  • Klay Thompson misses all seven 3-pointers
    Klay Thompson missed all seven of his 3-point attempts on Tuesday vs. the Rockets, finishing with 13 points, three assists and two boards in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Needless to say, this was one of his worst performances on the offensive end this season, but James Harden deserves some credit for his defense. Even if you include tonight's dud, Thompson still has averages of 24.2 points and 3.2 3-pointers over his last five games, so he's going to be fine. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:55 pm
  • Cousins, Rondo and Gay are all probable
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle), Rajon Rondo (turf toe) and Rudy Gay (ankle) are all probable for Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: The Kings have been listing Cousins and Rondo as probable for a week now, so this report really doesn't mean anything. Expect them to all be out there against Philly in what should be a pivotal game for coach George Karl. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:36 pm
  • John Wall puts up massive line in win over NY
    John Wall had the early line of the night with 28 points, five rebounds, 17 assists, a steal and three 3-pointers on 10-of-24 shooting in 43 minutes of Tuesday's thrilling win over the Knicks.

    Advice: The 17 dimes aren't even a season high, as he had 19 of them back on Dec. 21, but he is rolling right now, double-doubling in four straight games and averaging 25.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 11.0 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.2 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting in February. And in case that wasn't enough, he also committed just one turnover tonight in his 43 minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:06 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony drops 33 & 13
    Carmelo Anthony's knee looked just fine on Tuesday when he went off for 33 points, 13 rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers on 12-of-22 shooting in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Melo has had a pair of MRIs in the last few weeks and there's still plenty of concern about his role if the Knicks fall out of the playoff race, but until that happens, it looks like he's going to be playing on most nights. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:45 pm
  • Report: IND interested in Teague, Hill swap?
    The Pacers have reportedly reached out to the Hawks regarding a potential Jeff Teague, George Hill trade.

    Advice: Teague's value could take a hit in Indiana as he'd be fighting for touches with Paul George and Monta Ellis on offense, so this wouldn't be an ideal landing spot for Jeff. The trade rumors have been swirling around Atlanta's Big Three, and it seems likely that at least one of the core players for the Hawks is dealt at the deadline. The Magic, Jazz and Knicks have also expressed interest in Teague, so Dennis Schroder needs to be stashed in most leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:37 pm
  • Report: Atlanta could blowup team at deadline
    The Hawks are reportedly considering trading away their core players of Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague at the trade deadline.

    Advice: The Hawks haven't been able to recapture the magic from last year's 60-win season, and it's clear that while they're a playoff team, they are no championship contender. Horford is in a contract year, and Atlanta may not be willing to sign him to a max-deal this offseason. The Magic, Celtics and Nuggets have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Horford, and Atlanta is also listening to offers on Teague and Millsap. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:17 am
  • Kevin Durant scores 32 points in win vs. PHX
    Kevin Durant scored a game-high 32 points during a 122-106 win over the Suns on Monday, adding six rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: He scored 25 in the second half and is a scoring machine in his last seven, averaging 34.4 points, 9.9 boards, 4.3 assists, 1.3 blocks, 0.9 steals and 3.3 treys on 50.3 percent from the field, 45.1 percent from deep and 92.8 percent from the line. KD is getting close to a 50/40/90 year again at 50.6 percent from the field, 39.4 percent from deep and 89.5 percent from the line. He's created some separation as fantasy's No. 2 player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:19 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 12 points in loss
    Zach LaVine scored 12 points with two boards, two assists, one 3-pointer and three blocks on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: The blocks were obviously a career high and he didn't record more than one block in a game this season prior to tonight. LaVine was 4-of-10 from the field in the loss and didn't have any turnovers, so his fantasy arrow is still pointing up. As the year progresses, his role should only grow. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:22 pm
  • Al Horford bounces back in loss
    Al Horford scored a team-high 27 points during a 117-110 overtime loss to the Magic on Monday, adding six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one 3-pointer and no turnovers.

    Advice: He was 12-of-18 from the field and hit both free throws for an eight-category line. Horford was putting up an underwhelming February before this gem, averaging 12.3 points, 5.8 boards, 4.5 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 treys. He's been a top-20 player this year and that should continue. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:09 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 21 points vs. Magic
    Jeff Teague scored 21 points with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Magic on Monday.

    Advice: It's probably safe to say Teague is back. In his last five, the 2014-15 All-Star averaged 20.6 points, 3.4 assists, 5.0 blocks, 1.4 steals and 2.6 treys on 53.5 percent from the field. Teague has third-round value in that span and looks to be out of his season-long slump. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:06 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 14 in loss
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 14 points with eight rebounds, three assists and one block during a 120-100 loss to the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: Coach George Karl Watch is fully on right now and he might not make it to the All-Star break. Cousins said the team not playing well is not due to the players and Rajon Rondo had some comments this time. "With optional shootarounds it’s tough" Rondo said on Monday. "When three or four guys show up for shootaround this morning, how can you expect to win?" We'll see if Karl will coach the Kings on Wednesday against the 76ers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:22 pm
  • Thaddeus Young scores 20 w/ three blocks
    Thaddeus Young scored 20 points with seven boards, two assists, three blocks and one steal vs. the Nuggets on Monday.

    Advice: He has now put together four dominant performances in a row with three double-doubles in that span. Young and Brook Lopez have been solid all season for the Nets despite their team's struggles, and the only thing that can really hurt them would be a trade. Lopez finished with 16 points, four boards and one block in 31 minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:13 pm
  • Hawks assign Walter Tavares to the D-League
    Hawks assign C Walter Tavares to the D-League.

    Advice: Tavares doesn't have a role with the Hawks despite Tiago Splitter's hip injury, an indication of "Edy's" current fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:56 am
  • Report: Melo had two MRIs in last three weeks
    Carmelo Anthony (sore left knee) has had two MRIs in the last three weeks, sources told Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

    Advice: Despite both coming back clean, "the concern over his long-term health is very real," per Isola. Obviously there are a number of things going wrong in New York right now, and Melo's health woes are right at the top of the list. If the soreness in his surgically-repaired knee doesn't improve after the All-Star break, Melo will be a shutdown candidate as the Knicks fall further and further out of the playoff race. Anthony's absence would mean more minutes for Langston Galloway, Derrick Williams and Lance Thomas while Kristaps Porzingis and Arron Afflalo would each assume a larger role in the offense. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:14 am
  • Carmelo Anthony (knee) may need more DNPs
    Carmelo Anthony (knee) has been assured that the pain in his surgically-repaired knee is "part of the recovery," but he suggested that he might sit out more games to rest his knee.

    Advice: "I can feel it when I'm out there, as far as the rhythm, mechanically shooting the ball," said Anthony. "It's not aligned for me right now." He has missed three of the Knicks' past eight games and although the All-Star break should help, owners have to prepare for occasional DNPs down the stretch. Melo's recent MRI came back negative and he said on Sunday that he intends to play in the All-Star game, which at least suggests that he's not overly concerned. Rotoworld.com Feb 7, 5:29 pm
  • Chris Bosh scores 17 points with three treys
    Chris Bosh went just 5-of-17 from the field and 4-of-7 from the line during Sunday's loss to the Clippers, on his way to 17 points, five rebounds, three 3-pointers, two assists and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Bosh has been producing just eighth-round value over the past month with averages of 19.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.1 three-pointers, 0.4 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.6 turnover per game on 46.5 percent shooting. However, his rebounding, 3-point shooting and defensive numbers should trend up after the All-Star break, so he qualifies as buy-low candidate. Rotoworld.com Feb 7, 3:19 pm
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  • Chris Paul scores 22 points w/ seven assists
    Chris Paul scored 22 points on 8-of-23 shooting Sunday, to go with seven assists, two rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal and just one turnover in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Paul couldn't get anything to drop to start the game, going 0-of-9 from the field, but in typical CP3 fashion he connected on eight of his final 14 shot attempts to close out the win. He's going to be a top-3 option moving forward. Rotoworld.com Feb 7, 2:17 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (knee) will play in A.S. game
    Carmelo Anthony (knee) said that he will play in the All-Star game, though he admitted that his knee "[isn't] gonna heal in a week ... or even two weeks."

    Advice: He recently had a precautionary MRI which ruled out structural damage, and Derek Fisher thinks Melo will be fine "long term," but this is still a huge concern for fantasy owners. New York is five games out of the playoff picture, dropping nine of their past 10 games, and the prospect of a shutdown looms larger with each defeat. His fantasy appeal is tanking, making it hard to extract value in a trade, but owners may want to see what opposing GMs think he's worth. Rotoworld.com Feb 7, 1:52 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) drops 31/7/6 Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 31 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers on Sunday, making 11-of-25 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs in a tough road loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: The Kings have now lost seven of their past eight games and their season has reached a tipping point -- they are 4.5 games out of the playoff picture and may have a new head coach after the All-Star break. Cousins was coming off a triple-double and over the past three games he's averaged 28.3 points, 9.3 boards and 6.7 assists -- he'll be a fantasy stud no matter who's calling the shots in Sacramento. Rotoworld.com Feb 7, 1:37 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (knee) plays 35 minutes
    Carmelo Anthony (knee) finished Sunday's home loss with 21 points (7-of-19 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs), six rebounds, seven assists and three turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Melo is shooting a career-worst 42.4 percent from the field and his surgically-repaired knee is a constant concern for fantasy owners, though coach Derek Fisher tried to downplay the severity. "I think he'll be fine long term," Fisher said. "I think we just have to get through this next set of days into the break and hopefully re-evaluate him from there in terms of something that's not reoccurring." This loss knocked New York five games behind the No. 8 seed Pistons, and Melo's owners can only hope that they don't fall further out of the playoff picture. Rotoworld.com Feb 7, 1:29 pm
  • Al Horford scores 11 points with two blocks
    Al Horford struggled with his shot during Sunday's loss to the Magic, going 5-of-15 from the field on his way to 11 points, six rebounds, six assists, two blocks, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Horford isn’t the most exciting guy to own, but his solid percentages (on most nights), limited turnovers and relatively high assist numbers (3.1) for a big man has him churning out second-round value on the year. He’s also incorporated a 3-point shot to his game, draining 1.0 triple per contest, and he’s yet to miss a single game for Atlanta. He’s the captain of team boring for early-round studs. Rotoworld.com Feb 7, 12:40 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 24 points with five dimes
    Jeff Teague hit 10-of-17 shots for 24 points on Sunday, to go with five assists, three 3-pointers, one rebound, one steal and an unfortunate five turnovers through 35 minutes of action.

    Advice: Teague did briefly exit the game after getting hit in the left side, but he played through it and it didn't look like an injury that would force him to miss any time. Jeff has been playing much better over the past two weeks, putting in averages of 17.3 points, 5.4 assists, 1.6 three-pointers, 1.9 steals and 3.0 turnovers per game on 53.8 percent shooting, which has been good enough for second-round value in standard leagues. Dennis Schroder no longer seems to be a threat to Teague's minutes. Rotoworld.com Feb 7, 12:28 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (knee) will start on Sunday
    Carmelo Anthony (knee) will start on Sunday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He participated in Saturday's light practice and was always expected to return to the court against his former team. Anthony is still battling soreness in his knee and clearly isn't 100 percent, so the shut-down risk will grow if the Knicks don't start winning games. They have lost four straight. Langston Galloway will return to the bench for Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com Feb 7, 8:19 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins and Rondo are probable
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) and Rajon Rondo (turf toe) are both probable for Sunday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: The Kings likely won't update their status before tip-off, but both players are going to play barring a late setback. The Kings have lost six out of their last seven games and coach George Karl is on the hot seat, so Sunday's game vs. the Celtics is going to be very interesting. Rotoworld.com Feb 7, 6:48 am
  • Kevin Durant's 40 points are not enough
    Kevin Durant scored 40 points with 14 rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes against the Warriors during a 116-108 loss on Saturday.

    Advice: The Thunder clawed back from an 18-point deficit to make this a game, but it just wasn't enough. As for KD, it's his third 40-point game on the year and he is tearing it up on offense right now. In his last 10, Durant averaged 32.1 points, 9.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.0 steals and 2.6 treys. He is up to 27.7 points per game and trails James Harden for second by just 0.1 points per game. Rotoworld.com Feb 6, 9:33 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 26 points in win
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 26 points during an impressive 112-105 win over the Bulls on Saturday, adding 17 rebounds, one assist, three blocks and two turnovers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Sam Mitchell said after the game he likes how Towns and Dieng are playing together. Mitchell also hinted he could be giving Towns more run, which is music to his fantasy owners' ears. Even in just 34.2 minutes per game in his last 10, he's No. 4 in standard fantasy leagues. KAT has no ceiling. Rotoworld.com Feb 6, 9:11 pm
  • Thaddeus Young double-doubles again
    Thaddeus Young scored 22 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block against the 76ers during a 103-98 loss on Saturday.

    Advice: He's back with some well-rounded output. In his last five, Young averaged 15.2 points, 10.2 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks. Young's rebounding numbers fell off in the middle of January, so getting that back is huge. Rotoworld.com Feb 6, 8:38 pm
  • Chris Bosh wasn't concerned with ankle
    Chris Bosh said the Heat are having more success with high pick-and-roll plays.

    Advice: He tweaked his ankle in the first half and needed to be re-taped, but it looks like a non-issue. The Rockets were really aggressive on Bosh isolations on Tuesday, which may have caused so many PNRs on Friday. Bosh's output has dipped to just seventh-round value in his last 10, so expect him get it going again soon. Rotoworld.com Feb 6, 12:55 pm
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  • Thaddeus Young lights up Kings
    Thaddeus Young scored 14 points with 14 rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 39 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: He's finally on the right track again coming off a 16-point, 14-board game. The Nets handed out 29 assists and Thad's seven were a season high. He should be back to being a top-50 guy going forward. Rotoworld.com Feb 5, 9:16 pm
  • Boogie Cousins triple-doubles in loss to BK
    DeMarcus Cousins put up his first triple-double of the season with 24 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes against the Nets during a 128-119 loss on Friday.

    Advice: Boogie was not happy at the end of this game as his team allowed the Nets to score a season-high 128. "Not going to keep blaming the guys in the locker room," Cousins said. "We got a bigger issue." Fire up the grass and snake emojis? The Kings are fading fast while the Jazz have won five straight, so the Kings have a tough job on their hands. Expect the DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors to start up in some capacity even if they don't hold a lot of weight. Rotoworld.com Feb 5, 9:06 pm
  • John Wall triple-doubles in win over 76ers
    John Wall triple-doubled against the 76ers during a 106-94 win on Friday, scoring 18 points with 13 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Wizards offense is starting to click again and going small is probably the reason why. Wall had a really tough cold spell last month and it's probably not a coincidence that's when the team went with Nene (calf) at power forward. Expect to see Wall put up some big lines going forward. Rotoworld.com Feb 5, 8:44 pm
  • Al Horford scores 21 points in win
    Al Horford scored 21 points with seven rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Pacers during a 102-96 win on Friday.

    Advice: Yes, there is a reason why any team would love to have Horford on their squad. He's grown as a 3-point shooter, is a very good defender and is one of the most efficient players without requiring a high usage. Horford is just coasting along with top-20 value on the season. He also had an awesome dunk (in link below). Rotoworld.com Feb 5, 7:46 pm
  • Jeff Teague scored 16 points vs. Pacers
    Jeff Teague made 5-of-9 from the field for 16 points with five rebounds, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: It's not a great game, but it's not a step back. Teague has been in a solid groove in his last five, averaging 18.6 points, 2.8 boards, 5.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.8 treys on 52.2 percent form the field. Believe it or not, Teague has posted second-round value in the last seven games. Rotoworld.com Feb 5, 7:35 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo start
    DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo are starting against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: They were expected to play the whole time and the Kings probably should've never even said they were probable. Cousins should be the focal point as per usual tonight in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com Feb 5, 4:41 pm
  • Karl and Cousins are doing OK
    Coach George Karl said DeMarcus Cousins is "cool" and he's "enjoyed the adventure" of tweaking his offensive game.

    Advice: "I don't think Boogie is ever going to like coaches," Karl said. Karl did admit he did "stupid" things involving Cousins, so it was nice to see him take the blame. Karl praised Cousins' attitude in the preseason, as well. Cousins is expected to play tonight. Rotoworld.com Feb 5, 2:39 pm
  • Chris Paul mum on late-game technical foul
    Chris Paul did his best to avoid a fine for post-game comments on a late-game technical foul in Wednesday's loss to the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Paul received a late-game technical foul from referee Lauren Holtkamp, but was measured in explaining the call. "It's crazy," Paul said. "I guess it was for what I said." Asked what he said, Paul said, "Nothing. I said nothing." Paul has a history with Holtkamp, so was smart to avoid elaborating on his feelings. Paul scored 22 points with four rebounds, eight assists, two steals, and four treys in the loss and is a must-start option as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Feb 4, 8:02 am
  • Zach LaVine gets 34 minutes, scores 17
    Zach LaVine scored 17 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Sam Mitchell went with a lineup quartet of LaVine, Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns for 15.3 minutes -- that combo actually has a positive net rating on the year, too. The UCLA product has hinted he likes playing shooting guard more and he's had some solid success there recently. LaVine should be owned in standard leagues. Additionally, he will be in the dunk contest next week. Rotoworld.com Feb 3, 11:57 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns turns it up late
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 17 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not score in the first half and got hot late. Towns is putting up an all-time rookie season and it's obviously translating to fantasy. In his last 10 games, only Stephen Curry, James Harden and Kevin Durant have more value than Towns. He's 20. Rotoworld.com Feb 3, 11:41 pm
  • Chris Paul scores 22, gets costly late tech
    Chris Paul scored 22 points with four rebounds, eight assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Wolves during a 108-102 loss on Wednesday.

    Advice: He picked up a late technical foul, which most will call controversial. Referee Lauren Holtkamp T'd up Paul and he was asked about his history with Holtkamp after the game. "They done got my money already," Paul said. "I'm cool. My kids in private school." Paul was fined $25K last year for saying a tech from Holtkamp was "terrible" and that being an NBA ref "might not be for her." Rotoworld.com Feb 3, 11:37 pm
  • Not Nice: Durant hits game winner, scores 37
    Kevin Durant hit 27-foot game-winner during a 117-114 victory over the Magic on Wednesday, finishing with 37 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals, three blocks and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: KD is not nice. He gave Tobias Harris a dirty crossover to get free for the shot with 0.5 seconds left (video in link below). Durant is rolling in his last five, averaging 33.8 points, 9.8 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.8 steals and 3.0 treys on 50.5 percent from the field and 90.2 percent from the line. Yes, teams have interest in signing him this offseason. Rotoworld.com Feb 3, 9:11 pm
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