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  • P.J. Tucker doesn't want a trade
    P.J. Tucker is hopeful that the Suns will not trade him.

    Advice: "I love being in Phoenix," Tucker said. "It’s been my longest stop of my career and hopefully it continues." Tucker is on the last year of his deal and the Suns are tanking, so he should draw plenty of interest prior to the Feb. 18 trade deadline. The Raptors have been linked with the swingman, but a move to Toronto would be bad news for his fantasy value. To be clear, nothing is imminent. Rotoworld.com 50 minutes ago
  • Terry Rozier is remaining patient
    Terry Rozier is still waiting patiently to crack the rotation in Boston.

    Advice: "It’ll all work out," Rozier said. "I don’t really worry about the nay-sayers or the things that are going on right now, because I know at the end of the day—I know I’m working. I know it’ll happen for me." The Celtics are loaded in the backcourt with Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley, so Rozier has averaged just 5.9 minutes in 18 appearances this season. The rookie won't be a fantasy asset while Boston is healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:32 am
  • Trey Burke (flu) not traveling to Phoenix
    Trey Burke (flu-like symptoms) will not be traveling with the team to Phoenix for Saturday's game.

    Advice: While Burke could technically catch a later flight to Arizona, it seems much more likely that he'll spend Saturday's game on the sidelines, which would result in heavy minutes for Rodney Hood and Raul Neto. Hood will get an extremely favorable matchup tomorrow, and he'd be someone to target in DFS. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:37 pm
  • Wesley Matthews scores four points in 23 mins
    Wesley Matthews couldn't get anything going during Friday's blowout loss to the Spurs, tallying just four points on 2-of-5 shooting with one rebound, two assists, one block and one turnover in 23 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs were blown out badly in this one, and the game was essentially over after the first-quarter. Wesley was noticeably upset after the game saying it was the most "embarrassing game" he's ever been a part of "at any level." Matthews has been struggling over the past month, knocking down just 34.5 percent of his shots, and it might not get any better any time soon with Dallas set to play Memphis on Saturday and Utah on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:23 pm
  • Deron Williams hits 3-of-9 shots in 27 mins
    Deron Williams' struggles continued on Friday as he only connected on 3-of-9 shots on his way to eight points, three rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Williams has been struggling mightily over the past month, owning meager averages of 11.7 points, 4.6 assists, 1.0 three-pointer and 2.3 turnovers per game on 38.5 percent shooting. Those numbers have him ranking well outside the top 150 in standard leagues, although he still offers too much upside to outright drop. Perhaps he can get things back on track after the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:14 pm
  • Patty Mills scores 16 points with two treys
    Patty Mills scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting Friday to go with two 3-pointers and four rebounds in 15 minutes of floor time.

    Advice: Mills could have some more minutes falling his way with Manu Ginobili (testicular surgery) set to spend at least the next month on the sidelines, but he's not much more than a 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:05 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 23 points with two treys
    Kawhi Leonard notched 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting Friday, with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Kawhi's has been underperforming over the past month, producing just third-round value in standard leagues, so now would be an excellent time to float out some buy-low offers to his frustrated owners. At 24 years old, Kawhi is in zero danger of random rest days down the stretch, and he was fantasy basketball's No. 4 overall option in 9-cat leagues after the break last season. The explosion is coming. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:59 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 23 points vs. Bucks
    Rodney Hood scored a game-high 23 points during a win over the Bucks on Friday with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: That's a bounce-back from his rare dud on Wednesday. Hood has emerged as one of the best sophomores in the NBA and the Jazz continue to build the offense around him. Expect him to keep flirting with top-50 value even when Alec Burks (leg) comes back. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Danny Green scores eight points w/ two treys
    Danny Green scored eight points on 3-of-8 shooting Friday, to go with two 3-pointers, four boards, one assist and one turnover in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Mr. Green has become elite at following up productive outing with meaningless stat lines, although he has managed to produce fifth-round value in 9-cat leagues over the past two weeks with averages of 9.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.7 three-pointers on 45.7 percent shooting. He can be truly infuriating to own, but with the upward trend, he's a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Khris Middleton struggling with Kidd back
    Khris Middleton turned it over a career-high nine times against the Jazz during an 84-81 loss on Friday, scoring 18 points with six rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This was the nightmare matchup for the Bucks. They can't score consistently outside of the paint and the Jazz lock down the area around the rim. Meanwhile, Middleton continues to struggle since Jason Kidd returned. In fact, he made just 32.7 percent from the field in those six games and has struggled in every facet. He should be better. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless scores 15 points
    Jerryd Bayless scored 15 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He scored all 15 points in the first half and disappeared after that. Bayless does have some stash appeal with some trade rumors popping up on Michael Carter-Williams, but it's only for deeper leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores 22 points in win
    Emmanuel Mudiay scored 22 points with five assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: That's a pretty decent line and Mudiay is starting to show some life. Still, he still hasn't put up top-150 value in his last 10 games and his upside in standard leagues is undesirable. He is becoming a better points league and DFS option, though. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores eight points
    E'Twaun Moore scored eight points with three rebounds and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Nuggets during a 115-110 loss on Friday.

    Advice: He went bonkers with 24 points, but he didn't step up with Jimmy Butler (knee) going down. With Mike Dunleavy (back) set to return, fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach on Moore. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Derrick Rose drops 30-9-8 line in loss
    Derrick Rose scored 30 points with nine rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two turnovers in 35 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday during a 115-110 loss.

    Advice: He was very busy, making 13-of-27 from the field with his 37.1 usage rate in the second half. If Jimmy Butler (knee) misses time, we'll be seeing a ton of Rose in the offense. His upside still isn't high because of low defensive stats and treys, but he'll likely be better for DFS. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • J.R. Smith drains five triples, swats a shot
    J.R. Smith drained five more triples during Friday's heartbreaking loss to the Celtics, to go with 20 points, three rebounds, one assist, one block and three turnovers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Swish did pick up a questionable foul during the closing minutes of the game, which essentially cost Cleveland the win, but at least his stats were nice. He's been a mid-round guy over the past month, and he's fully capable of going stretches producing early-round value. The horrendous start is a distant memory. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 19 points with six dimes
    Kyrie Irving scored 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Friday's loss to the Celtics, adding three rebounds, six assists and two turnovers in 37 minutes of action.

    Advice: Irving is slowly but surely working his way up in the rankings, and over the past two weeks he's been producing sixth-round value behind averages of 19.4 points, 4.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.9 turnovers on 47.4 percent shooting. He has first-round upside, and the Cavs have one of the best playoff schedules out there, so Uncle Drew qualifies as a solid buy-low candidate. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Tony Snell starts second half
    Tony Snell started the second half for Jimmy Butler (knee) on Friday against the Nuggets with two points, one rebound and one block in 19 minutes.

    Advice: He barely played in the first half with five minutes and Mike Dunleavy (back) is going to be back Saturday. Snell isn't a great fit in the first unit and isn't a pickup yet. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Report: Jimmy Butler hyperextended left knee?
    Jimmy Butler reportedly hyperextended his left knee, and while he'll likely sit out Saturday's game vs. the Timberwolves there's a chance he can play Monday vs. Charlotte or Wednesday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: Butler is going to get an MRI on Saturday morning, but this report is great news if it turns out to be true. Owners can expect another update tomorrow morning, but with Jimmy likely sidelined on Saturday, Tony Snell figures to enter the starting five with E'Twuan Moore seeing some increased opportunity on offense. Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol (hand) will be busy on offense for however long Jimmy Buckets is out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Jose Calderon scores 18 points
    Jose Calderon scored a game-high 18 points with eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes against against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: That's a nice line for a guy who hasn't done much in the past two weeks. Calderon tends to string injuries together, so it makes sense to see if he can stay healthy for two straight games before adding him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Langston Galloway scores four points
    Langston Galloway started at shooting guard on Friday with four points, three rebounds and three assists in 33 minutes.

    Advice: All that momentum fell off in a hurry and he's really not a shooting guard. If you added Galloway, you should stick with him for a little while longer, especially if Carmelo Anthony (knee) needs to miss time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Matt Barnes returns, scores 12
    Matt Barnes (hamstring) returned during a 91-85 win over the Knicks on Friday with 12 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It was his first game at MSG since the Derek Fisher drama. In true Barnes fashion, he did some warming up on the Knicks side of the court before the game -- this was before other Knicks came out. Barnes should be able to flirt with top-100 value with his fantasy-friendly game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 16 points vs. Knicks
    Jeff Green scored 16 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and no turnovers in 29 minutes against the Knicks in Friday's win.

    Advice: He just thrives in wins and he's found his role off the bench. He's pretty close to his peak and he's putting up sixth-round value in his last 10 games. Green is a hold in all leagues, but selling high makes sense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Evan Turner double-doubles in 32 minutes
    Evan Turner double-doubled in 32 minutes off the bench during Friday's win over the Cavs, tallying 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting with 12 boards, six assists, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: Jae Crowder (ankle) said after the game that he felt like he was playing on one leg, so he may be forced to the sidelines on Sunday vs. Sacramento, which would likely result in Turner returning to the starting lineup. While Evan isn't the most exciting guy to own, he's been producing late-round value over the past month behind averages of 9.6 points, 4.5 boards, 4.8 assists and 1.0 steal on 48.5 percent shooting. He's worth owning in most leagues, particularly with Crowder hurting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Donald Sloan scores 17 points
    Donald Sloan scored 17 points against the Kings on Friday with four rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: This has been too annoying to try and figure out who is the better player. Shane Larkin had a bad game with three points, one rebound, two assists and one steal in 17 minutes. Most owners should just ignore both guys. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) will have an MRI on Sat
    Fred Hoiberg said that Jimmy Butler will have an MRI on his sprained left knee on Saturday, and added that the Bulls will need to prepare to play without Butler "for a while no matter what."

    Advice: Hoiberg did say that the ligaments in Butler's left knee are "intact," but Jimmy said he heard a "pop" in his knee and it would be shocking to see him suit up for Saturday's game in Minnesota. Butler exited the arena on crutches and could be looking at a potentially looking at a lengthy absence, so E'Twaun Moore is someone to consider as a speculative add in deep leagues, while more minutes will be falling to guys like Doug McDermott and Tony Snell. Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol (hand) will be doing the heavy lifting on offense for however long Butler is out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic scores 23 points
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored a season-high 23 points with four rebounds, one assist and a career-high seven 3-pointers against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: The Kings allowed another huge night and can't defend the three ball. As for Bogdanovic, he scored a combined 18 points in his previous four games, so you can ignore this great line for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Trey Burke (illness) will not return Friday
    Trey Burke (flu-like symptoms) will not return to Friday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Burke will finish his evening with just one rebound and one assist to his credit, and we're going to consider him questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Suns. If he's out tomorrow, Rodney Hood will likely get all the run he can handle. Burke's game translates better to points formats, but he's not worth owning in standard 8-cat and 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:52 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (left knee) will not return Fri
    Jimmy Butler (left knee sprain) will not return to Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Butler was carted off the court, although he was able to walk from the X-ray room to the locker room under his own power, and was in relatively good spirits saying, "Ya'll get me the Forrest Gump knee brace!" Butler is likely headed for an MRI, and for now, we'll be considering him doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Timberwolves. Tony Snell started the second-half in Butler's place, and with Buckets sidelined there will be more opportunity for Derrick Rose and E'Twaun Moore. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:42 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (left leg) gets carted off
    Jimmy Butler suffered a left leg injury and was carted off the court in Denver on Friday.

    Advice: He had a bad collision with Joffrey Lauvergne and had a really ugly fall. Butler was put in a wheelchair for a few seconds, but he got up to shoot the free throws. He did not put much weight on his leg as he was put into the wheelchair again. We'll look for an update shortly, but this does not look good. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:18 pm
  • Trey Burke (nausea) heads to locker room
    Trey Burke left Friday's game with a case of nausea, and he is questionable to return.

    Advice: He's going to be re-evaluated after half-time, so we'll have another update then. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:00 pm
  • Deron Williams (hip bruise) will play Friday
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) will play vs. the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: D-Will hurt himself on Monday but only missed one game, a good sign for fantasy owners given his lengthy injury history. With Devin Harris (toe) doubtful to return prior to the All-Star break, there should still be extra minutes for backup guards J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:57 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) starting vs. DEN Friday
    Jimmy Butler (knee tendinitis) will start Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, as expected.

    Advice: Pau Gasol is out tonight and the Bulls are opting to start Cameron Bairstow, so Jimmy should be even busier than usual offensively. Make sure he's looked into your active lineups. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:33 pm
  • Matt Barnes will play vs. Knicks on Friday
    Matt Barnes (hamstring) will play against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: "We should be fully loaded," coach Dave Joerger said. Yes, this means he gets his first game at MSG since the Derek Fisher drama. Barnes is still a hold in standard leagues, but he's lost some value with Jeff Green tearing it up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:09 pm
  • Langston Galloway getting a start at SG
    Langston Galloway will start in place of Carmelo Anthony (knee) on Friday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He is coming in on fire with a 17-point gem on Thursday with some solid play in the past week. Galloway has logged most of his minutes at point guard, but he does have some nice run at shooting guard this year. Considering how well he's played, he is a nice option tonight and is worth a grab in standard leagues who he's hot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:54 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) says he will play Friday
    Jimmy Butler (knee) said he will play against the Nuggets on Friday and is now listed as probable.

    Advice: This is somewhat surprising after the Bulls said they wanted to be smart with Butler's knee. This isn't an official "will play" piece of news, but he's looking good to give it a go. That makes E'Twaun Moore less appealing tonight while Tony Snell will move back to the bench. We'll confirm this news as the days goes on. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:18 am
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) is a game-time call
    Jimmy Butler (knee) is a game-time call against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He made it through the morning shootaround and is feeling a little better, but he wants to test his knee out in pre-game warmups before making a final decision. For what it's worth, Butler believes that he will be able to play. If he is cleared to go, Tony Snell will return to the bench and Derrick Rose's value will take a hit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:50 am
  • Matt Barnes (hamstring) is still questionable
    Matt Barnes (hamstring) remains questionable for Friday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Given his history with Knicks head coach Derek Fisher, Barnes will do everything in his power to play tonight. He did go through the morning shootaround, so it sounds like he could be a game-time call. If he misses another game, Jeff Green and Tony Allen would benefit the most. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 am
  • Deron Williams (hip) listed as questionable
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) has been listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Coach Rick Carlisle is "hopeful" to have him back in the lineup and Williams said on Thursday that he would give it a go, but we should have a concrete answer after the Mavs' shootaround. For now, it sounds safe to pencil him back into lineups. J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will lose some value if D-Will plays. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:05 am
  • Langston Galloway scores 17 on nine FGAs
    Langston Galloway was terrific in 36 minutes against the Pistons, making 7-of-9 from the field for 17 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He might have Wally Pipp'd Jose Calderon. Galloway is a better defender and his improved shooting from the outside is a good fit in the offense. He's put up sixth-round value in his last 10 games, but he might be overachieving. He's still worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:00 pm
  • Calderon gets 13 minutes, doesn't score
    Jose Calderon (groin) returned to action on Thursday with no points, three assists and one steal in 13 minutes.

    Advice: It's becoming very clear that Langston Galloway is the better option, especially since Galloway's shooting is vastly improved. Calderon is a drop candidate despite his output before his injury last week. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:56 pm
  • Langston Galloway will come off the bench
    Langston Galloway will return to the bench for Thursday's game vs. the Pistons, with Jose Calderon back in the starting lineup.

    Advice: Galloway had a nice run as New York's starting point guard, but his value will take a significant hit with the return to the second-unit. Feel free to cut him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:59 pm
  • Calderon starting, Langston Galloway benched
    Jose Calderon will return to the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. the Pistons, sending Langston Galloway back to the bench.

    Advice: Calderon isn't anything more than a late-round guy with averages of 7.5 points, 4.0 assists, 1.1 three-pointers, 1.0 steal and 1.1 turnovers per game on 47.5 percent shooting, but his return to the lineup will result in Jerian Grant's minutes taking a massive hit. Galloway also loses a lot of luster with Calderon back in the fold. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:49 pm
  • Butler says he'll be cautious w/ knee injury
    Jimmy Butler, who is listed as questionable for Friday's game in Denver, said that he's going to take a cautious approach with his left knee injury.

    Advice: "It’s disappointing, but I’ve got to think big picture,’’ Butler said. "I’ve got to take care of my body. My trainer was here and he was like, ‘Look, you’ve got to do what’s right for your body.’ So I talked to the coaches and we thought it was best [I didn't play Wednesday in Sacramento.]" Butler did reportedly feel better on Thursday, and said that he'll test his knee during Friday morning's shootaorund, so expect another update then. Derrick Rose and E'Twuan Moore will benefit if Jimmy is out Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:15 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) questionable for Friday
    Jimmy Butler (left knee) is questionable to play Friday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Butler spent Wednesday's game vs. the Kings on the sidelines, and the Bulls don't necessarily need him to pull out a win vs. the Nuggets, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him take another night off. If Butler is out, Tony Snell would start, and E'Twaun Moore would look to build off his career-high 24-point performance. Derrick Rose would also shoulder a heavier load on offense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:46 pm
  • Matt Barnes (hamstring) questionable Friday
    Matt Barnes (right hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Matt Barnes sat out Monday's matchup with New Orleans, and given the tricky nature of hamstring injuries, it wouldn't be shocking to see him miss Friday's contest as well. Jeff Green, Tony Allen and Vince Carter will see an uptick in minutes if Barnes is out, with Green offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:21 pm
  • Deron Williams (hip) says he'll play Friday
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) said after Thursday's practice that he'll play Friday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle wouldn't officially confirm Williams' status, but he did say he was hopeful Deron would be out there, so it's looking like he'll play vs. the Spurs. With Williams active, J.J. Barea will return to the bench and Raymond Felton's minutes will take a hit. Owners should check back for official confirmation on Deron following Friday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:17 pm
  • Carlisle hopeful Williams can play Friday
    Rick Carlisle said that he's hopeful to have Deron Williams (right hip contusion) available for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Williams sat out Wednesday's game with the hip injury, but he was moving around better at shootaround, and he said after Thursday's practice that he'll play on Friday. Williams return to the lineup would result in J.J. Barea heading back to the bench, and there would be less minutes available for Raymond Felton. Check back for another update on Williams following Friday morning's shootaround, but it sounds like he'll be out there. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:48 am
  • Jose Calderon probable against Pistons Thurs
    Jose Calderon (groin) is expected to play against the Pistons on Thursday.

    Advice: It's unclear if Calderon starts or will be on a minutes limit, but it looks like he'll return to the court after a four-game absence. Calderon doesn't have much fantasy value at this point, but his return to the Knicks rotation will diminish Langston Galloway's fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:44 am
  • E'Twaun Moore scores career-high 24 points
    E'Twaun Moore scored a career-high 24 points against the Kings on Wednesday during a 107-102 win, adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Who needs Jimmy Butler (knee)? The Bulls players have been lobbying for Moore to start and he came through. As nice as this game is, Mike Dunleavy (back) is set to play on Saturday and Butler is only day-to-day for now. Congrats if you used him tonight, but don't be aggressive on adding him for value going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:11 pm
  • Tony Snell starts for Jimmy Buckets
    Tony Snell made a spot start for Jimmy Butler (knee) on Wednesday with nine points, seven rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Mike Dunleavy (back) will be back on Saturday and Jimmy Butler (knee) is only day-to-day, so Snell probably won't have much value beyond Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:59 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 26 points in win
    Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points against the Pelicans on Wednesday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer on 11-of-17 from the field.

    Advice: He's been pretty quiet with a 10-point dud against the Magic on Monday. Leonard's scoring has been fine, but his steals and other stats have fallen off. Leonard might not be able to hang in the top three for fantasy value, but he should still be elite. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:20 pm
  • Danny Green scores 16 points in 39 minutes
    Danny Green scored 16 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in a season-high 39 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: Green did not hit the 30-minute mark in any game since Jan. 8, so this is a shock. He has more ups and downs than an entire amusement park of roller coasters, but Green is putting up value. In 2016, he has put up sixth-round value in his last 15 games, so it's hard to complain too much. Keep him owned in all leagues and remember not to complain to your friends too much about the bad Green nights. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • Trey Burke gets just 16 minutes in win
    Trey Burke played just 16 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, finishing with just two points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal, as he hit just 1-of-4 shots.

    Advice: Burke hasn't cracked the 20-minute mark in four straight games and as long as that's the case, he's not worth having in your lineup. He could easily make a comeback at any time this season, but starting PG Raul Neto is eating up his minutes these days, along with other Jazz role players. Even guard Erick Green saw a season-high three minutes tonight and played in the first half. And in case you're wondering, Neto is not a guy you want to be looking to own right now, despite the decent run. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:59 pm
  • Rodney Hood struggles on 3-of-12 shooting
    Rodney Hood hit just 3-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for eight points and a block on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was piping hot coming in, with his last single-digit scoring game coming on Jan. 6, while he had scored between 16 and 29 points in each of his last six games. He'll bounce back soon, but never got it going against the strong defense of Gary Harris tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:48 pm
  • Donald Sloan scores 11 in another start
    Donald Sloan started at point guard again and had 11 points, three boards, seven assists and a steal on 4-of-12 shooting in 32 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Shane Larkin played just 16 minutes and hit 1-of-4 shots, so don't count Sloan out just yet. Sloan had scored a total of seven points with seven assists in his previous two games, while Larkin appeared to be coming on. But Sloan was the guy tonight, despite the poor shooting. This is a full timeshare situation and neither player is very exciting to own right now. But as long as Sloan is starting, he has the best chance for success. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • J.R. Smith makes four 3s, gets four steals
    J.R. Smith shot just 5-of-14 from the field on Wednesday, scoring 14 points, but four of his makes came from downtown and he added a season-high-tying four steals.

    Advice: Smith also chipped in three rebounds and a block without any turnovers, enough to pacify most fantasy owners. He's a streaky scorer and occasional duds are to be expected, but the 12th-year guard is anchoring his value with 2.4 triples and 1.1 steals per game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:12 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores team-high 26 points
    Kyrie Irving led the Cavs on Wednesday with 26 points (10-of-17 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), five assists, one rebound and one steal, but it wasn't enough to extend the Cavs' five-game win streak.

    Advice: Irving has now notched four straight games with 20+ points and his playing time is up, so fantasy owners should be very comfortable heading into the All-Star break. It helps that Kyrie and the Cavs have a delicious playoff schedule -- they're one of four teams with four-game slates in Weeks 20-23. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:10 pm
  • Tony Snell starting on Wednesday
    Tony Snell will start against the Kings on Wednesday in place of Jimmy Butler (knee).

    Advice: He will get his best chance to earn minutes going forward because Mike Dunleavy (back) could be back this weekend. Leave Snell on the wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:18 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) is out for Wednesday
    Jimmy Butler (left knee) is out Wednesday against the Kings due to injury.

    Advice: He has some tendinitis and a sore knee, which occurred when he banged knees in Utah on Monday. The Bulls will not have an MRI for Butler and it sounds minor for now. The Bulls will almost certainly start Tony Snell next to E'Twaun Moore. Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol will be very busy tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:33 pm
  • Report: Toronto interested in P.J. Tucker
    The Raptors have reportedly expressed interest in trading for P.J. Tucker.

    Advice: It makes sense as the Raptors’ small forwards have been ravished by injuries, although Tucker would lose a lot of value in Toronto once DeMarre Carroll (knee) is able to get back on the court. It's unclear exactly what assets the Raptors would send to the Suns in order to make this deal happen, but Stein reports that Phoenix is likely seeking a "nice" draft pick as compensation. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:45 am
  • Deron Williams (hip) out Wednesday vs. Miami
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Williams was moving around better during Wednesday morning's shootaround, but the Mavs won't rush anything with the oft-injured point guard. It'll be Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea seeing an uptick in minutes tonight with both Williams and Devin Harris (toe) out, with Barea likely to enter the starting lineup. The Mavs play the Spurs on Friday, so we'll be considering Williams questionable for that one. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:37 am
  • Deron Williams (hip) questionable Wednesday
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Williams was forced out of Monday's loss to the Hawks with the hip injury, and Rick Carlisle said after the game that he was "concerned" about the injury, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Dallas err on the side of caution with the oft-injured point guard and keep him out of Wednesday's game. J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will benefit if Williams is forced to miss any time. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:04 am
  • Khris Middleton scores 21 points in loss
    Khris Middleton scored 21 points on Tuesday vs. the Blazers with eight boards, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: His shot wasn't falling and he hit just 7-of-22 from the field and 5-of-8 from the line, but he deserves some credit for staying aggressive and he said this week that his confidence has improved. "Now, I'm not afraid," Middleton said. "Or getting myself down about missing shots or missing an assignment late. The game goes on. You've got another chance. That's definitely a mental thing." Treat him as a top-40 player going forward. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:16 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless scores 16 points off the bench
    Jerryd Bayless scored 16 points off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Blazers with five assists, one board, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Michael Carter-Williams was poor in this one with just two points and two assists in 26 minutes, so this could be a position battle to watch moving forward now that the Bucks have lost four straight games. Bayless is averaging 8.6 points, 3.4 assists, 2.8 boards and 1.4 3-pointers over his last five games, and he's only worth a speculative add in deeper leagues unless coach Jason Kidd decides to shake up his lineup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:04 pm
  • Evan Turner double-doubles in win
    Evan Turner played 29 minutes off the bench and hit 6-of-13 shots for 14 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals.

    Advice: Marcus Smart really struggled tonight and Turner took advantage. He's averaging 13.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.6 steals, but is not a 3-point shooter. Given how well he's playing, he should be owned in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:57 pm
  • Langston Galloway scores one point in loss
    Langston Galloway missed all four of his shots to finish with one point on Tuesday, but did have nine rebounds and a couple steals in another start.

    Advice: He was 3-of-13 for nine points and five assists against the Warriors on Sunday, making him 3-of-17 from the floor over his last two games. With Jose Calderon hoping to return from his groin injury on Thursday, it looks like the Galloway train is about ready to pull into the station. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:38 pm
  • Jose Calderon (groin) out Tuesday vs. Boston
    Jose Calderon (groin) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Langston Galloway will again be in the starting lineup tonight, and Jerian Grant should continue to see around 20 minutes off the bench. Calderon was able to go through a full practice on Monday, and head coach Derek Fisher said that Thursday vs. Detroit is a "realistic" target date for Calderon, so we'll be considering Jose on the probable side of the questionable tag for that one. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:53 pm
  • Deron Williams suffered hip-to-hip collision
    Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said Deron Williams (hip contusion) suffered a "hip-to-hip" collision in Monday's loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: Williams was walking with a noticeable limp after Monday's game and is considered day-to-day going forward. We'll have updates after shootaround on Wednesday, but J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton are both in line for more minutes if D-Will is unable to suit up against the Heat (and beyond) Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:28 am
  • Rodney Hood fouls out, scores 19
    Rodney Hood scored 19 points with five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers before fouling out against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: Hood has a knack for getting two quick fouls, but this was his first time fouling out in his career on six personals. On the positive side, he's quickly becoming one of the best wings in pick-and-roll and that's become the Jazz's new pet play. Hood has top-40 value in 2016 and should flirt with top-50 value going forward. It's all good with the Hood. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:38 pm
  • Patty Mills scores season-high 22 points
    Patty Mills scored a season-high 22 points with four rebounds, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in just 21 minutes against the Magic on Monday.

    Advice: This comes out of nowhere with only four points on Saturday. Mills hasn't been great these days and managed to make just 34.6 percent from the field in January. He'll need to do it a few more times to be considered as a pickup. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:54 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 24, Grizzlies win again
    Jeff Green made 8-of-13 from the field for 24 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: It's amazing how well Green plays when the Grizzlies win. In wins this year, Green averaged 14.6 points, 4.9 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys. In losses, it's just 8.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.5 treys. The Grizzlies are on a four-game winning streak and only James Harden has been better than Green in that span. He has to be owned. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:19 pm
  • Carlisle is 'concerned' about Deron Williams
    Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said he is "concerned" about Deron Williams (hip).

    Advice: "I don't know anything about a timetable or anything like that, but I'm concerned." Williams left Monday's game after a hard fall and never returned, and this quote by Carlisle isn't very encouraging. If D-Will ends up missing time, J.J. Barea would be the best add, while Raymond Felton would also see a boost in minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:49 pm
  • J.R. Smith scores 19 points
    J.R. Smith scored 19 points with three rebounds, two steals and four 3-pointers in 42 minutes against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: He had a great January, averaging 14.8 points, 2.9 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.0 treys on 45.4 percent from the field. He's playing about 16.3 minutes per game with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in 2016, but he's still managed to get his shots. He's flirting with top-50 value in 2016. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:14 pm
  • Kyrie Irving plays 41 minutes, scores 25
    Kyrie Irving scored 25 points with three rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: His usage rate is climbing and his 41 minutes are a season high. Irving isn't taking 3-pointers as much these days, which was a big reason why he broke out last year from an efficiency standpoint. That should come soon while the assists are starting to come around, too. Regardless, Kyrie looks great and is poised to pay dividends for his patient owners. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:10 pm
  • Deron Williams (hip contusion) out for game
    Deron Williams (hip contusion) will not return on Monday night.

    Advice: He had a fall, the team announced he will return, and then finally ruled him out 10 minutes later after the "will return" announcement. Hip contusions can be a tricky injury with guys like Otto Porter having some issues recently. It's still likely a day-to-day thing, so J.J. Barea and Ray Felton only get a slight bump beyond tonight. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:51 pm
  • Matt Barnes (right hamstring) out vs. NO
    Matt Barnes (right hamstring) will not play against the Pelicans on Monday.

    Advice: This injury popped up out of nowhere and it's unknown how much time he'll miss. With Barnes out, there should be more run for for Jeff Green, Courtney Lee and Tony Allen. Keep Barnes benched for now. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:46 pm
  • Matt Barnes is a game-time call vs. Pelicans
    Matt Barnes (hamstring) is a game-time call against the Pelicans on Monday, but is closer to doubtful.

    Advice: Barnes' hamstring issue is new, but he's dealt with this problem before. If Barnes can't go, that means there will be more minutes for Courtney Lee, Jeff Green and Tony Allen. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:36 pm
  • Jose Calderon (groin) likely to play Tuesday
    Jose Calderon (groin) returned to practice on Monday, and he is optimistic about playing on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Calderon has missed the last three games, but he's expected back for Tuesday's contest meaning Langston Galloway's run with the starters should come to a conclusion. That's a shame for fantasy GMs, because Galloway has produced more favorably in that role for our purposes than Calderon has at all this season, averaging just 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.1 triples. He is what he is. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:05 am
  • Lue staying on top of Irving about improving
    Tyronn Lue is committed to staying on top of Kyrie Irving about becoming a "better point guard."

    Advice: "He told me that he was going to stay on me about pace and about being a better point guard," Irving said. "Just facilitating, knowing our plays, knowing when people need to be at the right spot offensively and defensively. He's been on me." Irving has still struggled with consistency, but he's played well over his last two games, averaging 24.5 points, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals on 55.6 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:39 am
  • Langston Galloway struggles vs. the Warriors
    Langston Galloway couldn't get anything going on Sunday vs. the Warriors, scoring nine points on 3-of-13 shooting.

    Advice: He at least added five assists, three boards, three steals and one 3-pointer to salvage his line, and he didn't turn the ball over for the third straight game which is pretty impressive. Jose Calderon (groin) could miss more games, so Galloway is still an option in deeper leagues if you need short-term production. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:47 pm
  • Wes Matthews' slump continues w/ 2-of-12 FGs
    Wes Matthews' slump continued on Sunday, as he shot just 2-of-12 from the field to finish with seven points, four boards, one assist and one steal in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs started a favorable stretch of their schedule with an easy win vs. the Suns, pushing them to within one game of the No. 5 seed Grizzlies. Matthews couldn't join the party offensively, going 1-of-8 from downtown, and he's now averaging just 6.8 points on 10-of-36 shooting in the Mavs' past four games. The perimeter gunner will look to get on track vs. the struggling Hawks on Monday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:17 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores 10 points w/ five dimes
    E'Twaun Moore scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting in his second consecutive start at shooting guard on Sunday, to go with five assists, one 3-pointer, one rebound and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Moore has been getting a ton of run over the past two games as Chicago’s starting two-guard, but that really hasn’t shown up on the stat sheet. In those two starts, he’s posted meager averages of 9.0 points, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block per game on 43.8 percent shooting. He'll likely find himself back on the bench once Mike Dunleavy (back) get back on the court, so he's not really worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:19 pm
  • Derrick Rose scores 20 points with four dimes
    Derrick Rose scored 20 points on 10-of-17 shooting Sunday, to go with five rebounds, four assists and three turnovers through 33 minutes of action.

    Advice: Rose has actually worked his way into a late-round evaluation over the past two weeks with averages of 18.0 points, 3.2 assists and just 1.5 turnovers per game on 45.5 percent shooting from the field. He’s finally beginning to concede touches to Jimmy Butler, which is why his turnovers are down and the shooting percentages are up, so hopefully that trend continues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:08 pm
  • Jose Calderon (groin) out Sunday vs. Warriors
    Jose Calderon (groin) will not play Sunday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Langston Galloway will continue to start with Calderon on the sidelines, with Jerian Grant having the opportunity for some extended run off the bench. Galloway has been nice as a starter this season, owning averages of 11.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.0 three-pointer, 1.0 steal, 1.0 block and just 0.3 turnovers per game, so he's someone to consider in DFS. Groin injuries can be tricky, and given that Calderon still hasn't practiced, we'll consider him doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. Boston. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:51 pm
  • Kidd praises Khris Middleton
    Bucks coach Jason Kidd heaped praise on Khris Middleton.

    Advice: "He's 24 years old; he's learning how to play," Kidd said. "He wants to be good; he wants to be in that situation. He doesn't shy away from that. He wants to get better. You could see that last year in the second half of the season that we rode him. We played him a lot of minutes and he responded." Middleton is averaging 21.0 points, 6.4 assists, 5.0 boards, 1.4 steals and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five games and could be a top-40 player the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:50 am
  • Matt Barnes fails to score in 22 minutes
    Matt Barnes missed all seven of his shots from the field on Saturday vs. the Kings and failed to score in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Yikes. The good news is that Barnes salvaged his line with three boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks, so it's hard to drop a player with that kind of upside after one bad performance. He had five fouls which explains the low minutes, but we would like him better if the Grizzlies went back to their small-ball lineup. Barnes had 13 points, four boards, two assists, one steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers in his previous game, so it makes sense to give him another chance. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:58 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 29 points off the bench
    Jeff Green scored 29 points off the bench on Saturday vs. the Kings, adding two boards, one assist, three steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He shot 11-of-16 from the field and was arguably the best Grizzly other than Marc Gasol in this one. Green is now averaging an incredible 26.7 points, 5.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.6 3-pointers over his last three games, so he needs to be owned until he cools off. Green is a trade candidate for the Grizzlies, and his value may not be at a higher point this season than it is right now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:48 pm
  • Kyrie irving puts up another nice line
    Kyrie Irving scored 21 points with one rebound, six assists, two steals and one turnover in 36 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: He had himself a very nice weekend with a 28-pointer on Friday. Before yesterday, coach Ty Lue said he wanted Kyrie to be aggressive. In those two games, he's made 12 shots in the paint, making a pristine 77.8 percent at the rim. Irving is definitely on the upswing. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:34 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 24 points vs. Cavs
    Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points against the Cavs on Saturday during a 117-103 loss, adding six rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: What's up with the Spurs? They've been blown out in their last two road games with everyone watching. Kawhi's numbers did drop a bit in January, averaging 17.7 points with 5.3 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.5 treys. He only put up second-round value this month, but he's still No. 3 in standard leagues on the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:27 pm
  • Danny Green has a bad game
    Danny Green scored five points with three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: You have to take the good with the bad with Green and it was bad tonight. He'll probably have a big game soon and he was shooting 50.0 percent from deep in his previous January games. Hang in there. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:21 pm
  • Donald Sloan scores just two points
    Donald Sloan scored two points with three rebounds and three assists in 22 minutes on Saturday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: He's just not good and the Nets are getting nothing out of their point guards. Sloan can be dropped because his upside is low anyway. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:47 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores 11 points
    Emmanuel Mudiay scored 11 points with five rebounds, eight assists and four turnovers against the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: He's playing much better and he's not making the big mistakes late in games. While there is a little more to like about him in reality, he still hasn't put it together in fantasy. Chances are his owners think he has more value than he actually does. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:20 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore will start again on Sunday
    E'Twaun Moore will start again on Sunday against the Clippers with Tony Snell coming off the bench.

    Advice: The players wanted to get Moore in there to help the offense and they'll get their wish. Moore played 36 minutes on Thursday with eight points and could get significant run again. If you want to use him in DFS, it's kind of playing with fire. He's not a great add in season-long leagues because of Mike Dunleavy (back) coming back soon. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:54 am
  • Danny Green hopes his shot keeps falling
    Danny Green is hopeful that his shot will continue to improve.

    Advice: "Most nights [the shot] doesn’t feel like you’d like it to," Green said. "My teammates are constantly encouraging me to shoot, and that helps." Green has been in a season-long slump, but he actually hit 25-of-50 3-pointers during the month of January and is coming off an 18-point performance against the Rockets in which he hit six triples. As frustrating as he has been, he shouldn't be sitting on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:47 am
  • Lue wants Kyrie Irving to be aggressive
    Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue wants Kyrie Irving to constantly attack.

    Advice: "I just want him to attack," Lue said. "Attack first and if it opens up to an assist, then we'll make the play. But I just don't think nobody can stop him one-on-one, so I just want him to get back to being confident and playing the way he's capable of playing." Irving took his coach's advice on Friday and played really well, scoring 28 points with four boards, two steals and one turnover. Buy low while there is still time. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:44 am
  • Wes Matthews disappears on Friday
    Wes Matthews scored just two points with five rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in 34 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: Weird. Matthews was just 1-of-4 from the field, didn't get to the line and didn't turn the ball over for a Tayshaun Prince-like 5.6 usage rate. Expect him to improve on Sunday against the Suns. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:26 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 22 points with two treys
    Rodney Hood scored 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting Friday, to go with four assists, two 3-pointers, one rebound, one steal and two turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Hood has been tearing it up over the past month, owning averages of 18.6 points, 4.0 boards, 2.9 assists, 3.1 treys and just 1.6 turnovers during that span on 45.2 percent shooting from the field which has been good enough for third-round value in 9-cat leagues. His usage rate has also jumped to 24.7 through the month of January, and he’s been extremely effective in pick-and-roll sets with Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert. Owners shouldn’t fear the return of Alec Burks, as Hood has clearly earned his minutes in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:18 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 28 points in win
    Kyrie Irving made 11-of-19 from the field for 28 points against the Pistons on Friday, adding four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnovers 32 minutes.

    Advice: He's having a down year and it's pretty easy to pinpoint why. Before tonight, Kyrie only had a 39.1 effective field goal percentage on his catch-and-shoot shots. Last year? Irving put up a Steph Curry-like 65.4 eFG% on those shots. Expect him to get hot very soon, especially with the minutes on the rise. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:42 pm
  • Evan Turner scores 15 off the bench
    Evan Turner scored 15 points with two rebounds, eight assists, two steals and three turnovers in 25 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He said second unit has been beating the first unit in practice, and he compared it to UConn women's win streak. Jokes aside, Turner has been really good in reality for the second unit. He's still only hanging around top-150 value in standard leagues recently, so he's not an add now that Marcus Smart is back and playing wonderful ball. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:05 pm
  • Langston Galloway thrives in his start
    Langston Galloway looked great in a start against the Suns with 11 points, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: It's not a hard argument to make to say Galloway is a better fit in the starting lineup over Jose Calderon (groin) regardless of Calderon's healthy. He's a better defender and Galloway growing more off the ball is big for the offense. He's still more of a speculative add in 14- or 16-team leagues, but there is a clear upward trend. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:22 pm
  • Langston Galloway starting at PG on Friday
    Langston Galloway will start Friday's game in place of Jose Calderon (groin).

    Advice: Galloway notched 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a start on Thursday, and he's a worth a look as a punt play in DFS. Groin injuries can be tricky but Calderon is still day-to-day, so most owners should leave Galloway untouched. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:00 pm
  • Jose Calderon (groin) out against the Suns
    Jose Calderon (groin) will not play against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He tried to play through his injury on Tuesday and it sounds like he'll miss more time. Calderon has been toast on defense anyway, so the Knicks may opt to be extra careful. Langston Galloway gets another start in fantastic matchup tonight while Jerian Grant will back him up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:54 pm
  • Jose Calderon hurt groin on Saturday
    Jose Calderon (groin) said he originally hurt his groin on Saturday and is questionable to play on Friday against the Suns.

    Advice: He lasted 21 minutes on Tuesday and did not play on Thursday. Calderon called his injury a "guessing game" and he's going to monitor it going forward. Calderon is a very slow healer, so expect him to be limited as soon as he's ready to return. Langston Galloway could have a nice night on Friday against the Suns. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:51 am
  • Rodney Hood says he is more confident
    Rodney Hood said that he is gaining more confidence in his shot.

    Advice: "I feel like I’m shooting better, especially compared to the first half of the season," Hood said. "I’m shooting it more consistent. I’ve just been working on it." Hood has been sensational over his last five games, averaging 20.6 points, 4.6 boards, 3.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 3.6 3-pointers on 43.8 percent shooting from the field. He is a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:42 am
  • Rose and Butler endorse E'Twaun Moore
    Both Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler endorsed E'Twaun Moore as a good fit in the starting lineup.

    Advice: Moore started over Tony Snell on Thursday vs. the Lakers and played a whopping 36 minutes, scoring eight points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block. Rose and Butler both like playing with him because he spaces the floor well, but he's not a great add in standard leagues just yet because he is basically the fourth or fifth option on offense. He will lose most of his minutes when Mike Dunleavy (back) returns as well. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:55 am
  • Jeff Green, Courtney Lee available?
    The Grizzlies are gauging the value of Jeff Green and Courtney Lee prior to the Feb. 18 trade deadline.

    Advice: Memphis is not actively pursuing a trade, but they are considering one because both Lee and Green can leave as free agents this summer. Green has been inconsistent this season and has been called out by some of his teammates for a lack of effort at times, but his value might be decent after scoring a combined 51 points over his last two games. Nothing is imminent, but both players could certainly benefit from a change of scenery. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:38 am
  • E'Twaun Moore returned to action on Thursday January 28. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:15 am
  • Derrick Rose scores 16 in solid game
    Derrick Rose (back, hamstring) played 29 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday with 16 points, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: He looked healthy and made some smart decisions in this easy win. Of course, this comes with a grain of salt because of the matchup against the Lakers. Rose's hamstring issue could pop up again, so his loyal fantasy owners will have to keep their eyes peeled for his status on the injury report. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:38 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores eight points
    E'Twaun Moore scored eight points in the starting lineup against the Lakers on Thursday with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 36 minutes.

    Advice: That's a huge chunk of playing time as coach Fred Hoiberg really shook up his wing minutes tonight. His best case scenario is just keeping the seat warm for Mike Dunleavy (back) next month, so he's not a very appealing add in almost any league. Interestingly, Derrick Rose was vocal about playing Moore tonight. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:27 pm
  • Khris Middleton scores 15 points in loss
    Khris Middleton scored 15 points with six assists, five boards, three steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Thursday.

    Advice: His playmaking ability has come a long way this season, and he's averaging 6.4 assists per game over his last five while also contributing 21.0 points, 5.0 boards, 1.4 steals and 2.0 3-pointers. He has been a top-30 player in that span, but he will likely be a fourth-round guy the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:44 pm
  • Matt Barnes plays well in 25 minutes
    Matt Barnes bounced back on Thursday vs. the Bucks with 13 points, four boards, two assists, one steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: That's more like it. Barnes posted a two-point dud vs. the Magic on Monday, but he was back to his usual tricks on Thursday. Barnes has the green light from deep and will provide his owners with plenty of 3-pointers, steals and a trickle of blocks, so he needs to be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:15 pm
  • Jeff Green stays hot, scores 21 points in win
    Jeff Green scored 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting in Thursday's win over the Bucks, adding five boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He is hot right now. Green exploded for a season-high 30 points vs. the Magic on Monday, but we have seen this story before. Green tends to disappear for multiple games at a time, but he's at least worth a look while he's playing this well. He will look to keep it going vs. the Kings on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:56 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores 20 on good shooting
    Emmanuel Mudiay made 7-of-14 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line for 20 points during a 117-113 win over the Wizards on Friday, adding four rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This was one of his best games of the season, but Mudiay is really trending up. In his last five, he's averaged 15.0 points, 2.8 boards, 5.2 assists, 0.8 steals, 3.4 turnovers and 1.2 treys on 41.5 percent from the field and 75.0 percent from the line. Even when he's "on" right now, that's still not top-150 value in standard leagues and just 11th-round value in eight category. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:36 pm
  • Langston Galloway scores 12 points in start
    Langston Galloway started in place of Jose Calderon (groin) on Thursday vs. the Raptors and scored 12 points in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was 6-of-10 from the field with four boards, two assists and two blocks, but he missed all three of his 3-pointers. He didn't turn the ball over once and the minutes were solid, so he could have some short-term value if Calderon misses time. His upside is pretty low, so he isn't a must-add guy by any means. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:12 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore will start, Snell to bench
    E'Twaun Moore (hamstring) will start on Thursday vs. the Lakers with Tony Snell moving to the bench.

    Advice: This will also move Jimmy Butler to the three. Snell has been ineffective all season and shot just 2-of-11 from the field against the Heat on Monday, so coach Fred Hoiberg is looking to shake things up. Moore is shooting 40.6 percent from beyond the arc this season, but he is only on the radar in deeper leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:33 pm
  • Langston Galloway will start Thursday vs. TOR
    Langston Galloway will enter the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. the Raptors, with Jose Calderon (groin) sidelined.

    Advice: Galloway put up 21 points, five boards, three assists, three steals and four treys off the bench on Tuesday with Carmelo Anthony on the sidelines, so he makes sense as a DFS target as he should have no trouble flirting with 30 minutes as the Knicks starting point guard tonight. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:54 pm
  • Jose Calderon (groin) ruled out for Thursday
    Jose Calderon (groin) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Raptors, and Langston Galloway will start in his place.

    Advice: Galloway is coming off a 21-point, stat stuffing game from Tuesday, and he tends to play very well when Carmelo Anthony (knee) is on the sidelines, so he's someone to consider in DFS tonight. Groin injuries tend to be tricky, so Calderon going be looking at some extended time on the shelf here. Jerian Grant should also pick up some extra minutes tonight, but Galloway makes for the better DFS target. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:44 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore (hamstring) probable Thursday
    Updating a previous report, E'Twaun Moore (hamstring) is expected to play Thursday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: He'll be splitting the backup point guard minutes with Aaron Brooks, making his playing status irrelevant in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:09 am
  • Derrick Rose will play vs Lakers on Thursday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring, back) will play against the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: Bulls head coach Fred Hoibert said Rose will be ready to go on Thursday night, so it looks like his hamstring and back injuries won't derail him. Rose is averaging 18.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 0.8 three-pointers in his last five games and is safe to slot back into fantasy lineups. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:00 am
  • Danny Green scores 18 with six treys
    Danny Green matched his season highs of 18 points and six 3-pointers against the Rockets on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block.

    Advice: We know, we know. Green is a disappointment. However, he's actually shooting an even 50.0 percent from deep in January and he's sneakily posted sixth-round value this month. "I wouldn't have known that if you didn't tell me," Green said about his improved January shooting. As annoying as he's been and even though the following sentence has been written 30 times this season, his upside is too nice to leave on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:49 pm
  • Rodney Hood leads Utah w/ 24 pts & full line
    Rodney Hood led Utah with 24 points, four rebounds and four assists during Wednesday's home victory, connecting on 8-of-16 shots including four 3-pointers.

    Advice: Hood also went 4-of-4 from the FT line with one steal, and he committed just one turnover in 31 minutes. He may lose some touches once Derrick Favors resumes a full workload offensively, but Hood is still a promising hold for rest-of-season value. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:26 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay struggles in loss to Celtics
    Emmanuel Mudiay struggled in 26 minutes on Wednesday with just 13 points (4-of-10 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), four assists, two rebounds, one 3-pointer and a game-high five turnovers.

    Advice: Mudiay has been playing unchecked minutes with Jameer Nelson (wrist) on the shelf, though he remains frustratingly inefficient. He came in averaging 12.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.0 steals in January, numbers that were drastically undercut by awful shooting (36.7 FGs, 54,8 FTs) and 3.1 turnovers per game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:45 pm
  • Evan Turner racks up 14/6/4 in 30 minutes
    Evan Turner paced the Celtics' second unit on Wednesday with 14 points, four rebounds, six assists and a pair of steals, with three turnovers in 30 minutes of action.

    Advice: This is Turner's fourth straight game with at least one steal, which is crucial since he never blocks shots and lacks 3-point range (14.8 percent on the season). As ever, his solid points, boards and assists are undermined by a lack of supporting stats -- most owners should leave him untouched. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:27 pm
  • J.R. Smith stays hot for coach Tyronn Lue
    J.R. Smith scored 18 points in 23 minutes on Wednesday, making 7-of-11 shots (4-of-6 from downtown) with three boards, four assists and four steals.

    Advice: Smith was averaging 37.0 minutes per game since Tyronn Lue took over head coaching duties on Jan. 23, and he might have reached that mark tonight if it weren't a blowout. He was averaging just under 30 minutes under coach David Blatt, so the regime change is paying dividends for Swish's owners. He's more than a 3-point specialist and needs to be active in all lineups. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:50 pm
  • Kyrie Irving plays 22 minutes in blowout win
    Kyrie Irving logged only 22 minutes vs. the Suns, scoring eight points with four rebounds, three assists and three steals.

    Advice: Irving also turned the ball over three times while shooting 4-of-11 from the field. His owners may be getting anxious with his sporadic play since returning from knee surgery, which makes this a nice opportunity to buy low -- on a per-game basis, Irving hasn't been worse than a top-20 fantasy value (8-cat) since entering the league in 2011-12. He should be a beast after the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:49 pm
  • P.J. Tucker solid in road loss vs. LBJ, Cavs
    P.J. Tucker fared well vs. LeBron James and the Cavs, finishing Wednesday's road loss with 13 points, three 3-pointers, seven boards, two assists, one steal and only one turnover in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Tucker appears to relish the challenge vs. LBJ -- in his first game vs. Cleveland this season, he racked up 14 points, two triples, six boards, two assists and three steals. He's been a borderline 9-cat option since Jan. 1, and most waiver wires feature free agents with greater upside. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:43 pm
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring, back) probable vs LA
    Derrick Rose (hamstring, back) is probable to face the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: He did some non-contact work on Tuesday and it sounds like he's OK. Rose has dealt with his hamstring issue before this season, so this probable status isn't quite as rock solid as others. His owners will want to make sure he's still good to go for shootaround. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:43 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore (hamstring) ruled out Thursday
    E'Twaun Moore (hamstring) will not play vs. the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Bulls have already ruled out Kirk Hinrich (quad), but at least Derrick Rose (back, hamstring) is being considered questionable. Aaron Brooks should also have a busy night as the team's only true backup PG, though Jimmy Butler will also spend plenty of time running the offense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:43 pm
  • Wesley Matthews struggles vs. the Lakers
    Wesley Matthews struggled in Tuesday's win over the Lakers, scoring just nine points with five assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: That is not the performance his owners were expecting against a team that has a total of nine wins this season. Regardless, Matthews did score in double digits in his previous five games and simply just had an off night, so make sure you keep him locked in all lineups. The Mavs will need him to be sharp on Wednesday vs. the Warriors. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:28 pm
  • Donald Sloan struggles in start for Nets
    Donald Sloan started and hit 4-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points and two assists in 23 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Shane Larkin played 25 minutes but hit just 1-of-5 shots to finish with seven points, six assists and two steals. The timeshare is on, but Sloan has been better than Larkin on most nights. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:12 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless scores 12 off Bucks bench
    Jerryd Bayless played 30 minutes off the bench and had 12 points, five rebounds, one assist, a steal and three 3-pointers on 3-of-9 shooting on Tuesday.

    Advice: Michael Carter-Williams is still starting, but Bayless could be ready to make some noise again. He was struggling prior to this one though, and will have to get 25-30 minutes a night in order to be worth adding in fantasy, but just keep an eye on him. Jason Kidd is back on the bench for the Bucks and likes Bayless. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:00 pm
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