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  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) will play Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) will play on Monday against the Mavs.

    Advice: He was at shootaround and there has been no talk of him being limited tonight. The Kings have four games this week, so he should be in all lineups. Boogie should have success against Zaza Pacuhlia tonight. Expect Kosta Koufos, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspi to take a hit here. 30 minutes ago
  • Darrell Arthur will come off the bench
    Darrell Arthur will come off the bench for Monday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried is healthy again and will rejoin the first unit, so this was an expected move. If you picked up Arthur recently, it's time to move on. Today, 4:56 pm
  • Brandon Rush will start again for GSW
    Brandon Rush will draw another start on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Harrison Barnes (ankle) will miss at least three more games, but the Warriors won't rush him back and it's possible that Rush could draw several starts over the next couple of weeks. He did score 16 points in 19 minutes against the Kings on Saturday, but he will be a difficult player to trust outside of deeper leagues. Today, 4:50 pm
  • Al Jefferson (calf) will be out for 2-3 weeks
    Al Jefferson (calf) will be sidelined for the next 2-3 weeks.

    Advice: An MRI on Monday confirmed that he is dealing with a strained left calf, though it is worth mentioning that he suffered from soreness in his right calf back in March. This report means that we may not see Big Al return until a little before Christmas, but his owners should stash him in an IR spot if they can. Spencer Hawes, Cody Zeller and Frank Kaminsky will all have to play more, but none of them are attractive pickups. Instead, look for Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum to carry even more weight on the offensive end. Today, 4:40 pm
  • Rockets still believe in Ty Lawson
    Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said he still believes in Ty Lawson and Corey Brewer.

    Advice: "We’re going to give those guys opportunities to get back to being the players that they are," Bickerstaff said. "We don’t win as big as we want to win if those guys are not playing at their best." Lawson was a DNP-CD on Sunday, so he's not someone fantasy owners should be stashing in most leagues. Today, 4:39 pm
  • Gerald Green starting again on Monday
    Gerald Green will start against the Celtics on Monday.

    Advice: He's been very good in the starting lineup and put up 25 points on Friday. Green is worth a look in DFS tonight and should get minutes against one of his former teams. Justise Winslow should still log major playing time with Luol Deng (hamstring) out. Today, 3:48 pm
  • Bayless and Mayo starting again for Bucks
    Jerryd Bayless and O.J. Mayo will start for the Bucks again on Monday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: As expected, Michael Carter-Williams and Jabari Parker will come off the bench. It will be interesting to see what type of role Greivis Vasquez (ankle) will have when he returns, but for now it makes a lot of sense to own Bayless in all leagues. Today, 3:42 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez (ankle) won't play Monday
    Greivis Vasquez (ankle) will not play on Monday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: It'll be his second straight game out of the lineup. Vasquez could miss more games going forward and didn't try to warm up today. With GV out, Jerryd Bayless should get more minutes as the starting point guard. O.J. Mayo should also be getting some extra run in the starting lineup. Today, 3:33 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) questionable for Tuesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday against the Magic.

    Advice: This doesn't really mean anything because Rubio was listed as probable twice before and didn't play. According to most reports, he's expected to play on Tuesday. The Wolves only have two games this week, so fantasy owners shouldn't be using Rubio in most cases. Today, 2:33 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) probable for Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) is probable to play against the Mavs on Monday.

    Advice: That means he should be a go after going through shootaround on Monday morning. Cousins will be returning after a week off and he shouldn't be limited. With his return, Kosta Koufos, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspil will lose some value. Cousins' fantasy owners can start him tonight. Today, 2:17 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic two weeks from practice?
    Nikola Pekovic is about two weeks from practice on a limited basis.

    Advice: That means he's likely at least a month away. Pekovic isn't feeling pain in his ankle, but the Wolves will likely be keeping him on a tight leash. The Wolves won't be playing him much once he's ready, so he's not a terrific add in almost any league. Today, 1:24 pm
  • Ricky Rubio practices in full on Monday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) put in a full practice on Monday.

    Advice: That bodes well for his chances to play on Tuesday against the Magic. Rubio is on track to play and an earlier report from today said he "should be back" for that game. The Wolves are playing Zach LaVine at the two a little more now, so his fantasy owners should keep him on their roster to see how it goes. Rubio will be a risky start in weekly leagues due to the chance of an aggravation. Today, 12:22 pm
  • Tyreke Evans expected to play on Tuesday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is expected to play on Tuesday "unless something bizarre happens," according to coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: Technically he's listed as questionable for Tuesday. He's going to have a minutes limit and Gentry said Evans will have a similar plan to Jrue Holiday. He probably will only be around 20 minutes for the next two weeks and probably won't play in back-to-back sets. Evans will likely play minutes on the wing with how well Ish Smith played in the past two weeks. He should be owned in all leagues. Today, 11:58 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins goes through shootaround
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) went through shootaround on Monday and remains questionable to play against the Mavs.

    Advice: Mavs coach Rick Carlisle is expecting Boogie to play tonight and going through shootaround bodes well for his chances. If he can return, that would mean less output for Kosta Koufos, Omri Casspi and Marco Bellineli. Cousins' fantasy owners can probably put him for weekly leagues with four games on the schedule this week. Today, 11:21 am
  • Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) out on Tuesday
    Andrea Bargnani (tight left hamstring) has already been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: It's the same hamstring that gave him issues this preseason and opposite of the one that troubled him during his stint with the Knicks last year. New season, same story for Bargnani. Thomas Robinson should pick up a few extra minutes in AB's absence. Today, 11:04 am
  • Alan Anderson (ankle) won't return next week
    Alan Anderson (left ankle surgery) will not return next week.

    Advice: Anderson has not had a timetable for his return since being forced to undergo a second procedure on his left ankle, and there is no reason to stash him in any format. Today, 10:42 am
  • Tibor Pleiss assigned to the D-League by Jazz
    Jazz assign C Tibor Pleiss to the D-League.

    Advice: Pleiss has appeared in four games all season. Today, 10:38 am
  • Gary Neal (groin) unable to practice Monday
    Gary Neal (groin) was unable to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Neal was a surprise scratch before Saturday's game vs. Toronto, but it's apparently not just a minor concern. Without Neal, Ramon Sessions and/or Garrett Temple will rotate in who picks up extra minutes. Today, 10:15 am
  • Darrell Arthur working on his 3-point range
    Darrell Arthur has been working on his three-point range.

    Advice: Arthur connected on just 23.6 percent of his 110 3-point attempts last season, but he's 4-of-12 (33.3 percent) so far this season. "I've been working on it, just trying to stay consistent," Arthur said. "Just trying to find my way into the game. And lately, the shot has come to me." Arthur has played well when given the opportunity, averaging 12.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.5 blocks on 56.1 percent in 30 minutes of action over four games as a starter. Today, 10:04 am
  • Wizards officially waive G/F Martell Webster
    Updating a previous item, Wizards waive G/F Martell Webster.

    Advice: This was expected, and Webster is out for the season after hip surgery. Despite turning just 29 later this week, Webster will have to scrap to get another chance with a laundry list of injury issues on his resume. Today, 9:58 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha will start again on Monday
    Thabo Sefolosha will again start on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: For the second straight game, Kent Bazemore come off the bench. Sefolosha (24:42) actually saw more time than Bazemore (19:49) in Saturday's blowout loss vs. San Antonio, and the Hawks clearly like what a healthy Sefolosha can provide defensively with the starting five. Today, 8:34 am
  • Tiago Splitter (hip) ruled out for Monday
    Tiago Splitter (hip) will not play on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Splitter was listed as doubtful coming into this one, so it's really not a surprise. Mike Muscala and Mike Scott will pick up spot minutes as the result of Splitter's continued absence. Today, 8:29 am
  • Vogel: Paul George is NBA's best two-way star
    Pacers coach Frank Vogel believes Paul George is the NBA's best two-way player.

    Advice: Kawhi Leonard would like a word, Mr. Vogel. "It’s tough to quantify in words," Vogel said. "He’s a special player, and the best two-way player in the game. We’re a different team with him out there." You can take issue with where George ranks league-wide, but there's no disputing his importance to the Pacers. With averages of 27.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 3.2 triples on 45.9 percent shooting, including an incendiary 45.5 percent from behind the 3-point line, George is playing better than ever. Today, 7:55 am
  • Stephen Curry feels like 'better player' now
    Stephen Curry said that he feels like a "better player" than he was last season.

    Advice: "I definitely feel like I’m a better player than I was last year, more efficient," Curry said. "We, as a team, are definitely better than we were last year," he added. Is anyone arguing? Curry is averaging a transcendent 31.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 2.6 steals and 5.0 3-pointers on 51.5 percent shooting. He's making a strong bid to win his second consecutive Most Valuable Player Award. Today, 7:52 am
  • Report: Wizards to waive Martell Webster
    The Wizards are going to waive Martell Webster, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: Webster is out for the season after another serious (hip) surgery, and the WIzards may just want to move on at this point in his career. Once waived, the Wiz will be responsible for the remainder of Webster's deal. In a related move, the team is expected to announce the signing of Ryan Hollins. Today, 7:42 am
  • Evans, Cole could make season debut Tuesday
    Tyreke Evans (right knee surgery) and Norris Cole (high left ankle sprain) could each debut on Tuesday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: "There’s a very good chance that both of those guys will be ready Tuesday," Gentry said. Although Evans will face a Jrue Holiday-like minutes cap and Cole will likely be limited upon initially returning, the Pelicans getting healthier at point guard will impact Ish Smith's fantasy value. Smith has been impressive this season, averaging 11.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 8.1 assists and 1.2 steals in 30.5 minutes per game, but something has to give. It's Evans, not Cole, that Smith and those with him on the roster will have to worry about. Today, 7:23 am
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) 'should be back' Tuesday
    Ricky Rubio (left ankle) "should be back" for Tuesday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: We've heard this one before, so we'll have to see it to believe it. Rubio is reportedly feeling good, but that's the same thing that's been said previously and Rubio has still been held out. Until the point guard is in the starting lineup, we'll consider him questionable to actually play. In six starts, Zach LaVine is averaging 20.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.2 3-pointers on 45.8 percent shooting. Today, 7:08 am
  • Kevin Seraphin finding his place with Knicks
    Kevin Seraphin is beginning to find his place with the Knicks.

    Advice: "I think he’s getting more comfortable being on this team and understanding what it is we’re asking our big men to do offensively and defensively," Derek Fisher said. Seraphin played a season-high 32 minutes on Sunday with 14 points, seven boards, four dimes, a steal and four blocks, but his role and production is too volatile to be relied upon. Today, 6:48 am
  • Ellis scores 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting
    Monta Ellis scored 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting on Sunday against the Lakers with six assists, three boards, one 3-pointer and four turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Considering the competition he was up against, his owners should be a little disappointed with this stat line. The Lakers' opponents were averaging 88.2 shots per game (second-most in the league behind the Bulls) prior to Sunday, so it's a little odd that Ellis had just seven field goal attempts. The mercurial guard hasn't been a top-100 player on a per-game basis in standard leagues yet, but he should get it going soon and is a decent buy-low target. Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Jordan Hill scores six points with 10 boards
    Jordan Hill (back) returned from a one-game absence on Sunday vs. the Lakers and scored six points with 10 boards (three offensive) and one assist in 20 minutes.

    Advice: It had to feel good for him to get the win over his old squad, and he did mention before the game that his back is doing a lot better. Hill's hustle and offensive rebounding has earned him a consistent role off the Pacers' bench, but he isn't going to be a reliable fantasy asset while he is only seeing minutes in the low 20s. Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Paul George drops 39 points with five treys
    Paul George stayed hot in a win over the woeful Lakers on Sunday with 39 points, four boards, one assist, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The NBA keeps on waiting for George to slow down, but he just won't quit and has now led the Pacers to a four-game win streak and they are currently sitting in second place in the East. Additionally, George connected on a season-high 14 free throws on 17 attempts which is just one away from his career high. The Pacers are off until Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers, so George should be fresh and ready to go for that showdown. Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi scores eight with 10 boards
    Ian Mahinmi played well with eight points, 10 boards, two assists and two blocks in 27 minutes in a win over the Lakers on Sunday.

    Advice: The Lakers intentionally put him on the charity stripe in the fourth quarter and he responded by sinking four straight free throws. He was shooting just 35.3 percent from the stripe coming into Sunday's game, so it was nice to see him step up when it mattered the most. Mahinmi has been a pleasant surprise this season and his game has come a long away, but he's a low-end asset at best. Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Roy Hibbert nearly double-doubles in loss
    Roy Hibbert nearly double-doubled against the Pacers on Sunday with eight points, nine boards, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He desperately wanted to beat his old team tonight and he played with a lot of effort, but Jordan Hill and Ian Mahinmi got the best of him in this matchup. Hibbert has been a top-80 player in standard leagues despite averaging less than 27.0 minutes per game, but you have to wonder what kind of role he will have down the stretch considering the Lakers are at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. Hibbert is on an expiring deal and he has a history of fading during the second half of the season, so it makes sense to sell high if you can. Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Ty Lawson a healthy DNP-CD vs. New York
    Ty Lawson was a healthy DNP-CD vs. the Knicks on Sunday.

    Advice: It's official -- Patrick Beverley and Jason Terry have erased Lawson from coach J.B. Bickerstaff's rotation. If you haven't already cut him for a more promising free agent, take this as your long-overdue cue. Yesterday, 8:24 pm
  • Kevin Seraphin racks up season-highs vs. HOU
    Kevin Seraphin set season-highs across the board vs. Houston, notching 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and four blocks in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He got hot and Derek Fisher rode him down the stretch, with the result that starter Robin Lopez (15 minutes) was rooted to the bench. Owners in standard leagues should only glance at Seraphin despite this solid outing -- he's cracked 20 minutes twice all season and his matchup-based role is as mercurial as they come. Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • Cousins (back) questionable for Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: He's missed three games in a row due to a back strain and didn't even travel with the team on Saturday, but this is a somewhat positive report. If Cousins can't give it a go on Monday we should see a lot more of Kosta Koufos and Omri Casspi for the Kings. Yesterday, 6:58 pm
  • Bargnani (hamstring) will not return Sunday
    Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) will not return to Sunday's game vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: It's his left hamstring, so it's the same issue that robbed him of most of the preseason. Bargnani doesn't tend to get over injuries quickly, so he could be looking at a lengthy absence. With Bargnani sidelined, Thomas Robinson might be able to see a few extra minutes in the rotation. Yesterday, 3:42 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless logs 43 minutes in start
    Jerryd Bayless logged 43 minutes in a start on Sunday, tallying 11 points on 4-of-14 shooting to go with six assists, six boards, two treys, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: Bayless replaced the struggling Michael Carter-Williams in the starting five today, and Jason Kidd said that the lineup switch got the team off to a great start. MCW played just 16 minutes, and it wouldn't be shocking to see Kidd keep him with the reserves for at least the next few games given how horrible he's been lately. Bayless has fluctuated in and out of the starting lineup all season, but his minutes have been pretty consistent and he's currently putting up mid-round value on the year behind averages of 12.2 points, 3.5 assists, 4.8 boards, 1.4 steal, 2.3 three-pointers and 1.9 turnovers per game. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Yesterday, 2:26 pm
  • Al Jefferson (calf) will have an MRI Monday
    Al Jefferson will undergo an MRI on his strained left calf on Monday.

    Advice: We'll be awaiting the results of that MRI, and if Jefferson is forced to miss any time, Cody Zeller, Frank Kaminksy and Spencer Hawes will benefit. Zeller started the second-half of Sunday's game, but he predictably didn't do much. The Hornets are off until Wednesday, so if the MRI results are positive, there's a chance Jefferson is able to play after having a full three days to recover. Zeller, Kaminsky and Hawes don't really offer enough upside to warrant a speculative pickup in most formats. Yesterday, 2:13 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (hip) doubtful Monday vs. OKC
    Tiago Splitter (hip) is doubtful for Monday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Mike Muscala and Mike Scott will pick up some extra minutes with Splitter on the sidelines, but they won't play enough to make a difference in most leagues. Yesterday, 2:07 pm
  • Jordan Hill (back) a game-time decision Sun
    Jordan Hill (back) went through shootaround, but he remains a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Hill did say his back was feeling better after going through shootaround, but we're not likely going to have another update until after he goes through pregame warmups. If he's not able to play, more minutes will fall to Lavoy Allen with Paul George likely spending some additional time at the four-spot. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 12:05 pm
  • Al Jefferson (calf) doubtful to return on Sun
    Al Jefferson suffered a left calf strain during Sunday's game against the Bucks, and he will not return.

    Advice: Jefferson exited the game after just seven minutes, and he'll end his day with just one point and one rebound. Jefferson dealt with a minor calf issue last season, but he didn't miss much time with the injury. We're going to consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Warriors, and if he's unable to give it a go, Frank Kaminsky, Cody Zeller and Spencer Hawes will all see a bump in playing time. Yesterday, 11:44 am
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Sunday vs. Clippers
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Rubio wants to play, but the Wolves are being extra cautious with their franchise point guard, and he will miss his second consecutive game on Sunday. Zach LaVine will draw the start, so he makes sense as a DFS play. Chris Paul could also be in for a big game as LaVine isn't great on the defensive end. The Wolves play again on Tuesday vs. Orlando, so we'll be considering Rubio questionable for that one. Yesterday, 11:39 am
  • Greivis Vasquez (ankle) will not play Sunday
    Greivis Vasquez (ankle) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Vasquez wasn't able to practice on Saturday, but it would have been interesting to see what type of role he would've had on Sunday with Michael Carter-Williams moving to the bench in favor of Jerryd Bayless. Consider Vasquez as day-to-day. Yesterday, 9:52 am
  • Jerryd Bayless to start, Carter-Williams benched
    Jerryd Bayless will start in place of Michael Carter-Williams on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: This move was long overdue as Bayless has been playing much better than MCW recently and is arguably a better fit with the first unit. Bayless has averaged 12.0 points, 2.5 assists, 4.8 boards, 1.0 steals and 2.5 3-pointers in four previous starts this season, so he's worth a speculative pickup in most leagues. Yesterday, 9:42 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha returned to action on Saturday November 28. Yesterday, 12:10 am
  • Brandon Rush scores 16 in start
    Brandon Rush scored 16 points with three boards, one assist and four treys in 19 minutes in Saturday's win over the Kings.

    Advice: Rush drew the start in place of a hobbled Harrison Barnes (ankle), and after a quiet first half he exploded for 14 points in the third quarter. His minutes were relatively low and it isn't clear how much time Barnes will miss, so Rush is only on the radar in deeper leagues. Saturday, 10:43 pm
  • Curry scores 19, Warriors improve to 18-0
    Stephen Curry scored 19 points with six assists, four boards, three steals and three treys in Saturday's win over the Kings.

    Advice: The Warriors improved to 18-0 with the win and will look to keep their streak going against the Jazz on Monday. Incredibly, Curry hasn't even touched the floor during the fourth quarter in the last four games, yet he has still been the best player in fantasy. Should the NBA just go ahead and give him his MVP award now? Saturday, 10:40 pm
  • Darrell Arthur looks good in start
    Darrell Arthur started against the Mavs on Saturday with 16 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: As nice as this line is, Arthur's minutes should be trending down with Kenneth Faried likely to be in the starting lineup on Monday. Arthur has arguably been the best big man on the roster this month, so he might still be a hold in 16-team leagues. Coach Mike Malone seems to like him. Saturday, 9:00 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores eight points in start
    Thabo Sefolosha scored eight points against the Spurs during a start on Saturday with four rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Presumably, the Hawks put Thabo in the first unit to defend an offensive superstar at small forward. Sefolosha's value won't be too high considering he's not going to get many points, but he could have some sneaky late-round value. Most owners should shoot for a higher upside. Saturday, 7:53 pm
  • Brandon Rush will start on Saturday
    Brandon Rush will start on Saturday vs. the Kings with Harrison Barnes (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: He drew a start earlier in the season and scored eight points with two treys in 21 minutes, but it's probably best to just leave him on the wire for now. Saturday, 5:48 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play on Sat
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play on Saturday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He was listed as doubtful, so this isn't a surprise. Evans' next chance to play will be on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies, but keep in mind that he will have a Jrue Holiday-like minutes cap upon his return. That being said, he has enough upside to warrant a pickup in all leagues if he is somehow still available. Saturday, 4:39 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha will start on Saturday
    Thabo Sefolosha will start on Saturday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Sefolosha was rested on Friday vs. the Grizzlies, but he should see minutes in the 20s tonight and will probably be tasked with guarding Kawhi Leonard. Kent Bazemore will shift to the bench against the Spurs after he returned from his ankle injury on Friday, but it's possible that the Hawks are just being cautious with him since it's the second night of a back-to-back set. Sefolosha is more of a defensive specialist, so he is better suited for deeper leagues. Saturday, 4:10 pm
  • Gary Neal (groin) will not play on Saturday
    Gary Neal (groin) will not play against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: He must have suffered the injury in warmups or it was an aggravation. With Neal out, there should be more Garrett Temple, but it's not enough to use him in almost any league. Jared Dudley and Otto Porter's outlook slightly improves here, too. Saturday, 3:53 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) out for Saturday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) did not travel for Saturday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: He'll miss his third game due to a back strain. With Cousins out, Kosta Koufos should start and Willie Cauley-Stein may also start, but doesn't have much value. Koufos, Marco Belinelli, Omri Casspi and Rudy Gay should benefit most. Saturday, 3:04 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins officially doubtful vs. GSW
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) was feeling better on Friday night and has been listed as doubtful on Saturday.

    Advice: An earlier report from today had Boogie out of the lineup tonight. Multiple reports suggest he's very unlikely to play, but he does have a chance to get out there tonight. Fantasy owners should be treating Saturday night like he's not going to play. Omri Casspi, Marco Belinelli, Kosta Koufos and Rudy Gay should benefit. Saturday, 2:12 pm
  • Tyreke will have a Jrue-like minutes cap
    Coach Alvin Gentry said Tyreke Evans (knee) will have a Jrue Holiday-like minutes cap upon his return.

    Advice: He is doubtful to return on Saturday. Evans will likely be hanging around 20 minutes per game for the first month and he won't play in back-to-back sets. That means those who stashed him will likely have to wait a month before he's really humming. His upside is still strong enough to stash in all leagues and hopefully he stays healthy. Saturday, 1:30 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) still doubtful vs. Utah
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is doubtful to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: It's still a little puzzling to see the Pelicans say they were hoping Evans would play back on Wednesday, but it's not really a surprise since he was expected to be out for up to two more weeks. With Evans doubtful and Jrue Holiday (rest) likely out again, it'll be the Ish Smith show in a sub-par matchup. Evans should be stashed in all leagues. Saturday, 1:06 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) out for Saturday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) will not play against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: It'll be his third game out of the lineup due to his strained back. With Boogie out, Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspi have really stepped up with the extra shots to go around. Kosta Koufos is also coming off a double-double on Friday. All three players are going to be popular players in DFS, which is certainly justifiable. Boogie owners should consider him questionable for Monday against the Mavs. Saturday, 11:53 am
  • Tiago Splitter (hip) out for Saturday vs. SA
    Tiago Splitter (hip) will not play against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: He is not getting better and is still in some pain. Splitter could miss more games going forward, which means there will be more Mike Muscala in the lineup. Muscala looked great on Friday, so he could get minutes close to 20. He's worth a look in 16-team leagues while Splitter isn't worth owning in most cases. Saturday, 11:11 am
  • Jordan Hill (back) questionable for Sunday
    Jordan Hill (back) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Revenge game? The Lakers benched Hill down the stretch last season to get more ping pong balls for the draft lottery, so Hill will definitely want to make some noise on Sunday. He wasn't able to practice on Saturday, so we likely won't know his status until after the team's shootaround. Lavoy Allen should see solid minutes if Hill can't play while Paul George will see more time at the four. Saturday, 11:09 am
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) is targeting Sunday
    The Wolves are hoping to get Ricky Rubio (ankle) back for Sunday's game vs. Clippers.

    Advice: Rubio could have played on Friday night vs. the Kings, but the Wolves decided to hold him out as a precaution. The good news is that his injury is minor and it's not related to last year's ankle issue which limited him to 22 appearances, so he should be fine moving forward. If Rubio is held out again, Zach LaVine should get another start. Saturday, 8:25 am
  • Stephen Curry's 41 points lead Dubs to 17th W
    Stephen Curry helped lead the Dubs to their 17th consecutive win on Friday, scoring 41 points on 11-of-20 shooting (10-of-11 from the stripe) to go with six boards, eight assists, two steals, nine 3-pointers and six turnovers in just 31 minutes of work.

    Advice: Where to start? This was Curry's fifth 40+ point performance of the season, his nine makes from distance were the most treys made in a single game so far this year, and this was also his fourth outing on the year with at least eight 3-pointers. He surpassed LeBron James for 35th place in career 3-pointers (1,277) tonight, and over the past three games Chef Curry has averaged 28.0 points per game without ever stepping foot on the court during the fourth-quarter. Oh yeah, and the Dubs are undefeated. Your current league MVP and fantasy basketball's No. 1 option, ladies and gentlemen. Friday, 11:27 pm
  • Ty Lawson gets 16 minutes
    Ty Lawson played 16 minutes on Friday with four points, three assists, one steal and three turnovers against the 76ers.

    Advice: Hey, at least it was more than three minutes, but Lawson still hasn't looked like himself. This game isn't enough to pick him back up in most leagues. Friday, 10:35 pm
  • Paul George stays red hot, scores 33 points
    Paul George maintained his status as one of the hottest players on the planet during a 104-92 win over the Bulls on Friday, scoring 33 points with eight rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Don't look now, but the Pacers have the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference right now. George has been absolutely absurd as a jump shooter this season, posting a 52.6 effective field goal percentage on his 232 jumpers this year -- that's higher than his layups. If this isn't his peak value of the season, it's got to be close. Friday, 9:50 pm
  • Gerald Green scores season-high 25 points
    Gerald Green scored a season-high 25 points against the Knicks during his start on Friday, adding two rebounds, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was the go-to scorer at times, but he talked about his defense after the game. "My main goal is defense. All I expect from myself is to put my hard hat on and make every guy I face work," Green said. Right. While that's nice to hear, Green was probably happier about his season high in treys. After a bad start, he's trending up and is worth a look in 14-team leagues. If you need short-term help, you can grab him almost anywhere while Luol Deng (hamstring) is out. Friday, 8:59 pm
  • Gary Neal scores just five points
    Gary Neal scored five points in 18 minutes against the Celtics on Friday with two rebounds and one turnover.

    Advice: He had a terrific two-game run, but falling off seemed inevitable. Neal could have some value if John Wall or Bradley Beal need to miss time, though. Friday, 8:07 pm
  • Al Jefferson plays 31 minutes
    Al Jefferson played 31 minutes against the Cavs on Friday with 11 points, six boards, one assist, one steal and one block.

    Advice: His minutes were down coming into tonight and he was playing just 27.2 per game on the season. Jefferson's season averages are down in points, boards, blocks and free throw percentage, so he's not really looking like an early-round player these days. Friday, 7:21 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless gets minutes again
    Jerryd Bayless played 32 minutes against Magic on Friday during a 114-90 loss with 17 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: The more Michael Carter-Williams struggles, the better off it'll be for Bayless. He played 36 minutes on Wednesday and clearly the team has some concerns about him. Bayless probably won't be playing this much, but he's worth a look if you want to bet against MCW -- that's not a bad bet at all. Keep in mind his increased production has a lot to do with the Bucks being blown out so frequently these days. Friday, 6:37 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Friday vs. Sacramento
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: While Rubio wanted to play tonight, the Wolves are holding him out as a precaution and Zach LaVine will be inserted into the starting lineup in his place. LaVine will get a favorable matchup against the Kings, so go ahead and get him active. The Wolves play again on Sunday vs. the Clippers and we'll be considering Rubio questionable for that one. This is a reminder that owners should be looking to sell high on Rubio once he strings together a few good games. Friday, 6:32 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) ruled out for Friday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Clippers, but Alvin Gentry said that there's a chance he suits up for Saturday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: The Pelicans are currently on a back-to-back set, so it's not shocking to see Evans sit out the first game. He's getting very close to a return, and needs to be owned in all leagues at this point. Eric Gordon, Dante Cunningham, Alonzo Gee and Ish Smith will continue to benefit with Evans on the sidelines. Friday, 6:10 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) out for Friday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) will not play against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: It'll be his second consecutive game out of the lineup with his strained back. Cousins was upgraded to questionable tonight, but he could also miss Saturday's game at Golden State. With Boogie out, we'll see Kosta Koufos pick up most of the big minutes while the Kings go small a lot. Marco Belinelli, Darren Collison and Willie Cauley-Stein should get more run. Rudy Gay will be busy and play a lot of four, too. Friday, 5:09 pm
  • Jordan Hill (back) out for Friday night
    Jordan Hill (back) will not play against the Bulls on Friday night.

    Advice: He's dealt with back injuries in his career before and must have aggravated it on Wednesday. With Hill out, we should see a lot of Paul George at the four. Lavoy Allen could also be looking at minutes in the mid 20s tonight. Friday, 4:26 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (hip) in 'considerable' pain
    Tiago Splitter (hip) won't play on Friday and said that he still has "considerable" pain.

    Advice: It doesn't sound as though Splitter is close to returning, in other words, so we're not expecting to see him play vs. the Spurs on Saturday. His absence thrusts more minutes toward Mike Muscala, with Mike Scott also earning extra playing time off the bench. Friday, 3:57 pm
  • Gerald Green will start on Friday night
    Gerald Green will start on Friday night against the Knicks.

    Advice: He did play 38 minutes on Wednesday, but keep in mind garbage time was a big factor there. Justise Winslow is probably going to get a little more run to guard Carmelo Anthony. Green has a high usage rate this season, so he could be able to put up numbers tonight. Friday, 3:51 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha out for Friday night
    Thabo Sefolosha (rest) will not play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: It's just rest on the front end of a back-to-back set. Sefolosha did have some tightness in his ankle following a back-to-back set last week, so the Hawks will play it safe. Kent Bazemore (ankle) is back and starting while Lamar Patterson should get some run, too. Friday, 3:38 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins is now questionable
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) was upgraded to questionable to play against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: The Kings had him as doubtful in their previous injury report before this one, but he has a chance to play now. If he can go, that makes basically every wing and frontcourt player have a lower upside. There probably won't be an update until later tonight, so fantasy owners will want to exercise some caution. Friday, 3:01 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic has been running for weeks?
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) has been doing some light running for weeks and did so on Friday.

    Advice: He's doing some basketball activity, but is still nowhere near close to a return. Pekovic might be out for a good chunk of the 2016 portion of the year and can remain on almost all waiver wires. Friday, 12:43 pm
  • Ricky Rubio is a game-time call for Friday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is a game-time decision to face the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: He is reportedly feeling better, but the Wolves are probably going to be careful with Rubio given his injury history and how he had some ankle soreness even before he played on Wednesday. If he's out, Zach LaVine will be a popular DFS play in a favorable matchup. He should be owned in all standard leagues, too. Friday, 11:59 am
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) still hopeful to play
    Ricky Rubio (sore left ankle) is reportedly feeling better and is still hopeful to play against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: We heard a similar report on Thursday, so his status is clearly trending in the right direction. While his injury may be minor, don't be surprised if the Wolves play it safe given his injury history. We'll have another update after shootaround, but expect Zach LaVine to benefit the most if Rubio can't play. Friday, 9:09 am
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) doubtful for Friday night
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is doubtful to play against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: He is still receiving treatment for his knee and he's still ahead of his timetable, which originally had him returning in December. If Evans is out, Ish Smith will look to build off his 20-point, 11-dime game from Wednesday while Dante Cunningham and Alonzo Gee will remain in the rotation at small forward. Evans should be owned in all leagues. Thursday, 8:17 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (hip) ruled out Friday vs. MEM
    Tiago Splitter (hip) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: It'll be Splitter's third consecutive game on the sidelines, and it's unclear exactly when he'll be back on the court. Mike Scott and Mike Muscala will pick up some additional playing time with Splitter out, but not enough to make an impact in most leagues. Thursday, 3:14 pm
  • Stephen Curry the Lionel Messi of the NBA
    Steph Curry compared his style of play to soccer star Lionel Messi.

    Advice: Curry and Messi are the two most creative player in their respective sports, a fact that is not lost on Curry. "We both have a creative style, a feel when you are out on the pitch or the court," Curry said. "I'm trying to do some fancy things out there with both hands, making crossover moves and having a certain flair to my game and that's definitely the style Messi has when he is out there in his matches." Curry is well on his way to winning a second straight MVP award and his fantasy owners can feel free to just sit back and enjoy the ride. Thursday, 8:42 am
  • Ricky Rubio hopeful for Friday vs Kings
    Ricky Rubio (sore left ankle) said he's hopeful that he'll be able to play against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: Rubio got treatment on his sore left ankle after Wednesday's game against the Hawks and is hoping to be able to suit up against the Kings on Friday. We'll keep an eye on his status, but Zach LaVine would be in line for a larger role (and increased fantasy value) if Rubio is unable to play. Thursday, 7:51 am
  • Ty Lawson won't speak to coach about minutes
    Ty Lawson said he won't speak to Rockets interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff about his decreased playing time.

    Advice: Lawson played just under three minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies, but said he would accept his role in (or out) of the Rockets rotation. "Man, I'm just down for whatever [it takes] for the team to win," Lawson said. "Whatever the coach thinks, whatever my role needs to be or anything like that, I'm down to do." While Lawson has potential, he can be dropped in all fantasy leagues due to his new diminished playing time. Thursday, 6:54 am
  • Jerryd Bayless downplays postgame exchange
    Jerryd Bayless downplayed a postgame exchange with DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Bayless and Cousins reportedly exchanged some words after Wednesday's game, but Bayless said the incident was just part of a heated game. "It happens," Bayless said. "You move on." There was reportedly no contact made by either player, so it doesn't sound like we should see any punishment from the league here. Thursday, 6:42 am
  • Ty Lawson plays three minutes, takes 0 shots
    Ty Lawson played three minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday and had no stats.

    Advice: No shots, no turnovers, no fouls and no assists. Lawson is basically out of the rotation right now and can be dropped in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:22 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha locks down Wiggins in 32 mins
    Making another start at SF on Wednesday, Thabo Sefolosha contributed 10 points, two 3-pointers, six rebounds and one block in 32 minutes vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: His defense kept Andrew Wiggins in check, as he scored only 15 points on 5-of-17 shooting, and it will be interesting to see how Mike Budenholzer uses Thabo once Kent Bazemore (ankle) returns to action. Tonight's solid game comes on the heels of a terrific game vs. the Celtics, and Sefolosha is worth deploying while logging 30+ minutes as a starter. Wednesday, 8:41 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless plays down stretch
    Jerryd Bayless played 36 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday with 13 points, four rebounds, four assists, four steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: With Michael Carter-Williams struggling, Jerryd Bayless picked up some extra playing time. Bayless also benefited from Jabari Parker only playing in 21 minutes. He's not quite worth owning in all standard leagues, but he is on the radar in almost any format. Wednesday, 8:12 pm
  • Gerald Green logs 38 minutes in fill-in start
    Gerald Green started in place of Luol Deng (hamstring) on Wednesday, scoring 16 points on 6-of-17 shooting in 38 minutes of action.

    Advice: He made two 3-pointers with five rebounds, one assist, one block and three turnovers in Miami's road loss, and his inefficient shooting didn't help matters. Deng said recently that the Heat are playing it safe to prevent his hamstring injury from lingering, so there's a chance he'll also sit out vs. the Knicks on Friday. Given the temporary nature of his promotion, Green is best suited for DFS play. Wednesday, 7:51 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (sore ankle) out for game
    Ricky Rubio is dealing with a sore left ankle and will not return on Wednesday against the Hawks.

    Advice: Well, go pick up Zach LaVIne in all leagues. Rubio had some ankle soreness earlier this week and the Wolves tend to be very careful with him. Considering he couldn't finish the game tonight, he's very likely to miss at least one game. Rubio finished with five points, three rebounds, six assists and one steal in 21 minutes. Wednesday, 7:14 pm
  • Gary Neal scores 18 points in futile effort
    Gary Neal stayed hot vs. the Hornets on Wednesday, scoring 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting with two 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: He played 28 minutes and hardly missed a beat after dropping 23 points vs. the Pacers on Tuesday. Unfortunately, Neal has yet to play 30 minutes in a game this season and he's not worth your attention in standard leagues while Bradley Beal (17 points in 38 minutes) is healthy. Wednesday, 6:40 pm
  • Tyreke Evans out for Wednesday night
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: We'll have to wait for this weekend to see how the Pelicans will use the former Rookie of the Year. Evans should be owned in all leagues right now while Ish Smith owners should hang in there to see how it plays out. He's been too good. Wednesday, 5:37 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) unlikely for Wednesday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is unlikely to play on Wednesday vs. the Suns, according to head coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: Evans remains a game-time decision, but Gentry said unless he feels great after his pregame routine, he's not going to play tonight. Evans is getting close however, so he needs to be stashed away in all leagues at this point, and once he's back up to speed he'll likely cut into the production of Eric Gordon and Ish Smith. The Pelicans have a back-to-back set coming up Friday vs. the Clippers and Saturday vs. the Jazz, so Evans could return for at least one of those games. Wednesday, 4:43 pm
  • Gerald Green starting in place of Luol Deng
    Gerald Green is starting in place of Luol Deng (hamstring) on Wednesday against the Pistons.

    Advice: That will push Dwyane Wade to more of a small forward in the offensive set and Green should likely guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Green is probably only looking at minutes in the mid-20s and it's a pretty safe bet that we'll see more of Justise Winslow, especially to close halves. Wednesday, 3:49 pm
  • Boogie Down: DeMarcus Cousins out vs. Bucks
    DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) will not play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's dealing with a back injury, which kept him out of overtime on Monday. With Cousins out, the Kings will be using a lot of Rudy Gay and Omri Casspi at the four while Kosta Koufos should handle the minutes at the five for the most part. With Boogie being the No. 1 big man in usage rate, there will be a lot of shots to go around, making Marco Belinelli also an option. Gay should have a chance for a big game, too. Wednesday, 2:59 pm
  • Tiago Splitter out again on Wednesday
    Tiago Splitter (hip) will not play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has no timetable to return, but shouldn't miss much more time . With Splitter out, Mike Muscala and Mike Scott will get a few more minutes, but aren't terrific fantasy options. Wednesday, 2:39 pm
  • Gerald Green runs w/ starters at shootaround
    Gerald Green was spotted running with the starting unit during Wednesday morning's shootaround.

    Advice: Luol Deng (hamstring) is extremely unlikely to play Wednesday vs. the Pistons, and it looks like Erik Spoelstra is contemplating giving Green the start over rookie Justise Winslow. Green can fill it up when given the minutes, but he's been pretty horrible this season with averages of just 7.6 points and 1.1 three-pointers per game. He'll also be competing for touches with Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as a starter, so even as a punt play in DFS, he'll be a very risky option. Wednesday, 9:42 am
  • Pekovic participates in pick-and-roll drills
    Nikola Pekovic (right Achilles) was spotted going through some two-on-none pick-and-roll work with Ricky Rubio on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pekovic won't play on Wednesday, but this is the next step in his progression from the offseason Achilles surgery. However, with Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng on the roster, there's no reason to own Pek in any format. Wednesday, 9:30 am
  • Ty Lawson embracing bench role with Houston
    Ty Lawson said that coming off the bench in Houston can be a positive as it will give him more opportunity to have the ball in his hands, and play his game.

    Advice: "If I come off the bench, I can have the ball in my hands more and have more opportunity to get in the paint, play my game," said Lawson. "It's good for the team, good for me. Hopefully, this is a transition to getting back to myself, be more aggressive." Lawson hasn't benefited at all statistically with the demotion to the second-unit, averaging a meager 3.3 points and 2.3 assists on 20.0 percent shooting through 17.8 minutes per game. What's troubling is his value could head even further south when Patrick Beverley (ankle) returns to the floor, so he's by no means a must-own player at this juncture. Wednesday, 7:58 am
  • Kobe thinks Dubs can beat 33-game win streak
    Following the Lakers 111-77 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday night, Kobe Bryant said the he believes the Dubs have a real shot at breaking the 1971-72 Lakers' 33-game win streak.

    Advice: "Yeah, they could do it – because they’re good," Bryant said. "It’s a very young league, and they’ve managed to put together a team of extremely intelligent players and extremely versatile players, and great shooters. And so I see no reason why they couldn’t continue to extend [the record]." Game recognize game. Simply put, the Warriors have looked phenomenal this year going undefeated through the first 16 games of the season with MVP Stephen Curry leading the way behind averages of 32.1 points (career-high), 5.1 boards (career-high), 5.9 assists, 2.6 steals (career-high) and 4.9 three-pointers (career-high) per contest on 51.2 percent shooting from the field. The Dubs will look to extend their current winning streak against the Suns on Friday. Wednesday, 6:22 am
  • Roy Hibbert scores two points in loss
    Roy Hibbert scored two points with six boards, one assist, one block and one steal on Tuesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: The Lakers were blown out of this game which explains why Hibbert logged just 23 minutes. Even with tonight's dud he is still averaging 8.6 points, 7.2 boards and 1.6 blocks over his last five games, and he is actually still returning mid-round value. His wheels could fall off at any time and things could get interesting in Los Angeles if they decide to tank, so it's not the worst idea to float some trade offers around your league to see if you can get a mid-round asset in return. Tuesday, 10:27 pm
  • Warriors set NBA record, improve to 16-0
    The Warriors set an NBA record on Tuesday with a dominant win over the Lakers to become the first team to start the season 16-0 with Stephen Curry leading the way with 24 points.

    Advice: Unreal. The Warriors look unstoppable at the moment and they are showing no signs of slowing down. Curry has been the clear frontrunner to win the MVP Award once again and he's been the best player in real life and in fantasy this season. The Warriors will look to improve their streak on Friday in Phoenix. Curry added nine assists, four boards, two steals and four 3-pointers in the win. Tuesday, 9:58 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 15, hits 7-of-8
    Thabo Sefolosha drew another start in the absence of Kent Bazemore (ankle) on Tuesday, hitting 7-of-8 shots for a season-high 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks in an easy win over the Celtics.

    Advice: He's not really an offensive threat on most nights, but has played well on that end of the court in two straight. He'll continue to start and guard the opposition's best player for as long as Bazemore is out, but is only a real option in fantasy on nights when Baze isn't playing. Bazemore has missed four straight games, but should be back by the end of the week. Tuesday, 8:19 pm
  • Gary Neal scores 23 off Wizards bench
    Gary Neal scored a season-high 23 points in 29 minutes off the Wizards' bench on Tuesday, finishing with three rebounds, a steal and five 3-pointers on 8-of-14 shooting.

    Advice: This came out of nowhere and John Wall and Bradley Beal are healthy, meaning this was a fluke. Leave him on waivers for now. Neal's strong play limited Ramon Sessions to just 10 points, a 3-pointer and two steals on 4-of-5 shooting in 17 minutes. The two guards are going to split minutes off the bench for Washington, making both of them very hard to trust in fantasy. Tuesday, 6:50 pm
  • Monta Ellis quiet in win over Wizards
    Monta Ellis hit 4-of-9 shots for 10 points, five rebounds, five assists and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Wizards.

    Advice: He didn't hit a 3-pointer, but it's hard to be mad at him since teammates C.J. Miles and Paul George were on fire all night. After a bit of a hot streak, Ellis has calmed down again, scoring just 7, 12 and 10 points in each of his last three games. He is probably due to get hot again soon. Tuesday, 6:39 pm
  • Paul George scores season-high 40, 7 treys
    Paul George hit 14-of-19 shots and 7-of-8 3-pointers for a season-high 40 points to go along with eight boards, four assists and two steals in Tuesday's easy win over the Wizards.

    Advice: This was easily George's best game of the season and came on the heels of his recent comments about him feeling like he is better than he was prior to his leg injury. This might be a nice sell-high moment for George, but the small forward position is so thin and he's putting up big numbers, meaning you're probably just better off riding him out and hoping that he stays healthy all season. George's career high is 43 points. Tuesday, 6:36 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) is listed as doubtful Wed
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. Phoenix.

    Advice: An earlier report indicated that Evans will be a game-time decision, but it's still great news that he has a shot to play considering he is way ahead of his original timetable. We should know more regarding his status after the team's shootaround. His potential return could dampen the value of guys like Eric Gordon, Ish Smith and Dante Cunningham. Tuesday, 4:41 pm
  • Paul George studied the game when he was out
    Paul George stated during a recent interview that he feels he's better now than he was before his gruesome leg injury.

    Advice: "I feel like I’m better. I think a year away from the game, you learn, you grow, regardless if I was on the court or not," George said. "You just get a chance to really observe and be a student of the game, at that point when you’re sitting out. So I think that was the little bit that I needed, the push that I needed. I worked hard that summer going into the season. Granted I got hurt, but I feel like that year away was what I needed to just learn." Paul George is currently putting up first-round value on the season, and there's no reason to believe he can't keep it up. Tuesday, 1:21 pm
  • Al Jefferson plays just 23 minutes
    Al Jefferson played just 23 minutes against the Kings on Monday with 10 points, three rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal.

    Advice: He did not play in the final 22:24 of this game. There is no word of an injury and maybe coach Steve Clifford didn't like how DeMarcus Cousins schooled Big Al -- Jefferson did not play while Boogie was hurt in overtime, though. Expect him to get more minutes on Wednesday. Monday, 8:55 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (hip) doesn't practice Monday
    Tiago Splitter (hip) was unable to practice on Monday and will not play on Tuesday.

    Advice: Mike Budenholzer didn't seem concerned about the injury after Splitter sustained it.. However, if Splitter is forced to miss more action, it will really just mean Al Horford spends a few extra minutes at center as opposed to any of the bench guys getting an extra boost. Mike Muscala would also get more run. Nov 23, 10:41 am
  • Al Jefferson likes Charlotte's new spacing
    Al Jefferson praised the front office for adding players capable of spacing the floor.

    Advice: "I tip my hat to the front office. They did a great job of getting the guys I need around me," Jefferson said. "It's really important where I catch the ball. The deeper I make the catch, the more that opens up the cuts," Big Al added. Jefferson is averaging 22.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks on 18-of-35 shooting over his last two games. Nov 23, 9:20 am
  • Roy Hibbert blocks four shots in loss to POR
    Roy Hibbert blocked four shots in Sunday's loss vs. Portland, adding seven points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He did a good job protecting the rim, as usual, but the Lakers' inability to contain penetration put an impossible amount of pressure on Hibbert. He's posted mid-round value on the strength of 6.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game, and owners just have to hope that he doesn't have another mid-season meltdown this year. Nov 22, 9:12 pm
  • Darrell Arthur scores 21 points w/ Faried out
    Darrell Arthur filled in at PF with Kenneth Faried (ankle) out on Sunday, notching a season-high 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting with eight rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Arthur has been struggling all year, shooting just over 30 percent from the field, but he found the range tonight and even knocked down a 3-pointer. It's a great sight for anyone who plugged him into DFS lineups, but most owners can ignore him since Faried might return as soon as Tuesday vs. the Clippers. Nov 22, 7:50 pm
  • Golden State ties NBA record w/ 15-0 start
    Stephen Curry and the Warriors improved to 15-0 with a win in Denver on Sunday, thus tying the NBA record for consecutive wins to begin a season.

    Advice: Golden State tied the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and the 1993-94 Houston Rockets, and they can set a new record if they win at home vs. the Lakers on Tuesday. Their depth and team-first attitude is evident on a nightly basis, and it helps that they have the reigning MVP on their side -- Curry posted 19 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds, seven assists and three steals tonight, and could blow up in Tuesday's potentially historic game. Nov 22, 7:46 pm
  • Andrea Bargnani scores 12 points vs. Nets
    Andrea Bargnani came off the bench to score 12 points in 21 minutes vs. the Celtics on Sunday, hitting 6-of-9 shots with three rebounds and one block.

    Advice: It was Bargnani's first double-digit performance since opening night -- in between he averaged 4.4 points per game. We might not see him score 12+ points again until 2016. Nov 22, 5:40 pm
  • Darrell Arthur starts w/ Faried out Sunday
    Darrell Arthur will start Sunday's game with Kenneth Faried (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: Arthur has struggled all season, averaging 3.8 points on 30.8 percent shooting off the bench, and he's best left untouched with Faried day-to-day. Arthur will likely start alongside Nikola Jokic, who recently bumped J.J. Hickson to the Nuggets' bench. Nov 22, 4:28 pm
  • Tiago Splitter's hip injury isn't serious?
    Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer didn't seem to be too concerned about Tiago Splitter's hip injury.

    Advice: "His hip is giving him a little bit of problem so we’ll continue to evaluate him and see what it is going forward," Budenholzer said. It sounds like Splitter is day-to-day, but he does have some durability issues and the Hawks tend to be play it safe with their players. For now, we'll consider Splitter questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics. If he does miss time, expect Al Horford to spend more time at the five. Nov 22, 7:46 am
  • Ty Lawson plays 17 minutes off the bench
    Ty Lawson failed to score in 17 minutes off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Knicks, adding two boards, two assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: Lawson's fantasy value is laughable at the moment and he now has averages of 4.8 points and 3.4 assists over his last five games. If you were still contemplating holding onto Lawson prior to Saturday's game, you probably just got your answer. With Patrick Beverley (ankle) hoping to return on Wednesday and the Rockets falling to 5-9 on the season, don't be surprised if Lawson falls completely out of the rotation. Nov 21, 8:47 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 13 points in start
    Thabo Sefolosha scored 13 points in a start against the Cavs on Saturday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks put him out there on LeBron James and he did a fine job. Sefolosha's added playing time probably won't last for long with Kent Bazemore (ankle) likely back in the next couple games. If he's out there on the wire, he should probably stay there. Nov 21, 7:07 pm
  • Paul George scores 20 points in win vs. Bucks
    Paul George made 7-of-16 from the field for 20 points during a 123-86 win over the Bucks on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's his ninth-consecutive game with at least 20 points and he's also made at least three 3-pointers in four straight. George is locked-in as a 3-pointer shooter on the season, making 42.7 percent from deep. He's not getting into the paint quite as much, but his fantasy owners won't care as long as his shot keeps dropping. George looks like he was worth the risk for his aggressive fantasy owners. Nov 21, 6:44 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi slowing down a bit
    Ian Mahinmi scored four points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 22 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: His scoring numbers are way down and he's missed his last seven attempts from the line. Mahinmi is losing a lot of momentum after a nice run earlier this season, so he's a drop candidate. Nov 21, 6:40 pm
  • Jordan Hill crushes Bucks
    Jordan Hill scored a season-high 20 points against the Bucks on Saturday with 11 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block

    Advice: He was 9-of-10 from the field and killed the Bucks in the low-post. Hill had 10 of his points come in the final 13 minutes with the Pacers up at least 20, so this is a garbage time special. He's not a great add after this one. Nov 21, 6:33 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (hip) will not return Saturday
    Tiago Splitter (right hip pain) will not return to Saturday's game vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: Splitter isn't known for his durability, so the Hawks will be cautious with him like the Spurs did with him in San Antonio last season. Splitter isn't a fantasy asset outside of deeper leagues anyways, and his absence will force Al Horford to log more minutes at the five. Nov 21, 5:57 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha to start vs. LeBron
    Thabo Sefolosha will start against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: This one has to be due to LeBron James, so the Hawks will get Sefolosha on him as much as they can. He's still not too involved in the offense, but should get enough minutes to be a viable fantasy option. Nov 21, 3:09 pm
  • Stephen Curry doesn't have best game in win
    The Warriors didn't need Stephen Curry's best effort during a 106-94 win over the Bulls on Friday with Curry making just 9-of-20 from the field for 27 points with five rebounds, four assists, four steals, three 3-pointers and six turnovers.

    Advice: For anyone else, this is pretty nice. For Stephen Curry, it's one of his worst games of the season. As they have all season, the Warriors small-ball lineup of Curry, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green dominated and managed to improve their offensive rating to 157.0 in 54 minutes on the season. Curry does have a whopping 20 turnovers in his last three games, but who cares? Additionally, he's only on pace for 416 treys this year now. The Warriors will look to try and go 15-0 against the Nuggets on Sunday. Nov 21, 2:10 am
  • Seraphin plays 11 minutes
    Kevin Seraphin played 11 minutes and did not score on Friday, adding two assists, one steal and five fouls.

    Advice: Coach Derek Fisher is probably going to shuffle his bench bigs here and there, so owning Seraphin won't be smooth sailing. You have to be in a very deep league to even consider him. Nov 20, 10:42 pm
  • Ty Lawson plays just 16 minutes off the bench
    Ty Lawson played a season-low 16 minutes during Friday's loss to Memphis, tallying just eight points on 2-of-6 shooting to go with four assists, one rebound, two steals, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: The defensive stats were nice, but the minutes and shooting percentage were far from encouraging. Since interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff has taken over, Lawson has headed to the bench and his minutes have taken a major hit. Lawson also isn't doing much to prove he belongs on the court, connecting a career-worst 31.8 percent of his shot attempts, and his outlook isn't great with the impending return of Patrick Beverley (ankle). While he shouldn't be this bad for an entire season, he hasn't given his owners many reasons to not send him to the waiver wire. Nov 20, 9:17 pm
  • Al Jefferson dominates Okafor, scores 26
    Al Jefferson dominated against the 76ers on Friday with 26 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and a season-high five blocks in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He showed rookie Jahlil Okafor a thing or two (or 10) about the post-up game in the NBA. Jefferson also blocked Okafor four times on the defensive end. He's played well in his last two, but he'll get a slightly tougher matchup against the Kings on Monday. Nov 20, 7:05 pm
  • Martell Webster has hip surgery
    Martell Webster had hip surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

    Advice: He just can't shake major injuries. Webster had serious back problems earlier in his career and now he's dealing with this issue. His contract isn't guaranteed for next season. Nov 20, 1:56 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha is good to go for Saturday
    Thabo Sefolosha will play against the Cavaliers on Saturday.

    Advice: He had some tightness in his ankle on Wednesday following the back-to-back set, but he'll be out there. Sefolosha and the Hawks don't have another back-to-back until Tuesday and Wednesday. He should get close to 28-30 minutes on Saturday. Nov 20, 12:27 pm
  • Bickerstaff not blaming Lawson for slow start
    Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff doesn't blame Ty Lawson for the Rockets' slow start and put him in the second unit so that he could have the ball in hands more,

    Advice: Additionally, Bickerstaff inserted Jason Terry in the starting lineup because the Rockets had some success with him in the first unit last season. "This was something we were comfortable with," Bickerstaff said. "We played that way most of the playoffs last year. With the change, we thought it was time for a little more change. It's not Ty's fault. He was not the cause of the problem. It was something we tried to get back to a comfort level." Lawson scored two points in 20 minutes off the bench against the Blazers on Wednesday, and his minutes could be in even more danger when Patrick Beverley (ankle) returns. Lawson is far from a must-own player. Nov 20, 6:33 am
  • Full Curry: Steph scores 40, GSW now 13-0
    Stephen Curry went crazy yet again during a thrilling 124-117 win over the Clippers on Thursday, scoring 40 points with 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: It's just not fair. Curry was in foul trouble and only had three points in the first quarter, which helped the Clippers build a 23-point lead in the first half. As only they could, the Warriors went absolutely bonkers in the fourth quarter with their eight 3-pointers giving them a 100.0 effective field goal percentage in that frame. On the season, Curry still has a ridiculous 69.2 true shooting percentage (TS%) to go with his third-ranked 33.6 usage rate -- no player in NBA history has posted a usage rate of at least 33 with a TS% of at least 64. He's on pace for 428 treys on the season and is on pace to be the most efficient high-volume player in one season. Nov 19, 11:44 pm
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