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  • Jokic taking advantage of every opportunity
    Nuggets coach Mike Malone recently heaped praise upon rookie Nikola Jokic, citing his work ethic and improved conditioning.

    Advice: "What do you do with the opportunity given to you?" Malone said. "We had injuries, we had guys banged up. He kept on working and every time he was given an opportunity, he took full advantage of it. I think it speaks to his work ethic, his desire to be a great player." Jokic has shed 30 pounds since arriving in Denver, and despite his recent struggles, we still like his fantasy outlook the rest of the way. The 20-year-old's future is very bright. Rotoworld.com 42 minutes ago
  • J.J. Hickson is still expected to be moved
    According to the Boston Globe, J.J. Hickson is still expected to be moved before the trade deadline.

    Advice: Hickson is on an expiring deal and has fallen out of the rotation in Denver, but this report isn't a surprise because he has been on the trade block for a while now. The big man should draw some interest because he's a capable rebounder, but the Nuggets won't get a lot in return for him. He's a poor free throw shooter and would likely just be a role player if he was moved, so he's not a great stash. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:58 am
  • LaVine edges Gordon in awesome dunk contest
    Zach LaVine edged out Aaron Gordon in a thrilling 2016 Slam Dunk Contest.

    Advice: It was one of the best dunk contests in years and LaVine put to rest the "LaVine is only good at through-the-legs dunk" talk. The two dunkers had to go to OT to decide it, which resulted in awesome dunks each time. Gordon had arguably two of the best dunks of the night and his creativity topped LaVine, too. Of course, LaVine didn't disappoint. Go check out all of Gordon's and LaVine's dunks ASAP. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:46 pm
  • Kevin Seraphin hoping for minutes
    Kevin Seraphin is hoping for more minutes following the dismissal of coach Derek Fisher.

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

    Advice: He had ankle surgery in December, but this report would mean he could play as early as March. However, the Bucks will ease him back into action upon his return after such an extended absence, and he's not really worth owning in most leagues while Michael Carter-Williams and Jerryd Bayless are healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:15 am
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  • Hawks recall Walter Tavares
    The Hawks recalled Walter Tavares from the D-League on Friday.

    Advice: Even with the latest injury to Tiago Splitter (hip), Tavares still isn't in the rotation. Unless Al Horford is moved at the deadline, Tavares' role isn't about to change. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:02 am
  • Zach LaVine scores 30 points
    Zach LaVine was named MVP of the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge during a 157-154 win over Team World on Friday, scoring 30 points with seven rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had a little preview for his big show tomorrow night when he defends his crown for the Slam Dunk Contest. D'Angelo Russell (22), Devin Booker (23) and Jordan Clarkson (25) were all over 20 points for Team USA. LaVine is growing more as a shooting guard and should play minutes close to 30 going forward. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:09 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic draws praise from coach Malone
    Nuggets coach Michael Malone was encouraged by Jusuf Nurkic's performance against the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Advice: "I'm happy for him," Malone said. "It hasn't been easy for [Nurkic]. He had a great rookie season, but coming back from injury and then you have all of these other young bigs playing well... But I give him credit, because he's come and worked very hard." The big man scored 16 points with 11 boards and one block in 24 minutes, so hopefully he can build off that momentum after the All-Star break. The upside is there, so keep a close eye on him. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:36 am
  • Chris McCullough has a 14-minute limit
    Chris McCullough said that he's restricted to no more than 14 minutes per game for the time being.

    Advice: He spent over a year rehabbing his surgically-repaired knee, so it's not a surprise that the Nets are easing him into the rotation. The 21-year-old forward is one of the few building blocks that Brooklyn has, but the Nets would have to make a trade or two at the deadline to open up some more minutes. For now, McCullough is just a stash in dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:19 am
  • Vasquez (ankle) still has no timetable
    Greivis Vasquez (ankle surgery) still has no timetable for a return.

    Advice: He was reportedly aiming to return to the court at the end of January, but that was always way too optimistic. The Bucks are falling out of the playoff hunt, so they won't be in a hurry to rush the guard back. Vasquez is not worst stashing in most formats. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:14 am
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  • Heat looking to trade Jarnell Stokes?
    The Heat are reportedly willing to trade Jarnell Stokes for a second round pick.

    Advice: Stokes has only made a handful of brief appearances for Miami and he has spent the majority of his time in the D-League, so the Heat are simply looking to open up a roster spot. Unless Stokes is traded to an ideal situation, he would likely be looking at a very limited role. He's not worth stashing at this point. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:53 am
  • Jason Kidd praises Jerryd Bayless
    Bucks coach Jason Kidd praised Jerryd Bayless for his improved 3-point shot.

    Advice: "He has worked extremely hard at it and put a lot of time into it," Kidd said. "He is not short on confidence, so right now he is shooting the three at a very high level." Bayless has the fifth best 3-point percentage in the NBA at 43.6 percent, and he's also playing well off the bench with averages of 11.6 points, 3.4 boards, 3.2 assists and 2.8 treys over his last five games. If Michael Carter-Williams is dealt at the deadline, Bayless would be worth a pickup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:40 am
  • Patrick Beverley will miss Skills Competition
    Patrick Beverley (left ankle) will miss the Skills Competition this weekend in Toronto.

    Advice: Beverley wants to rest his ankle over the All-Star Break and will not defend his Skills Competition title. Beverley should be ready go when the second half of the season starts, but he's only averaging just 8.9 points and 2.8 assists on the season and isn't worth owning in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:48 am
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  • Pat Beverley is a little dinged up
    Pat Beverley said he had some treatment on his left ankle.

    Advice: This is the ankle that has bothered him for a good chunk of this season. He tweaked his ankle and it doesn't sound serious. Beverley said he will see how he feels for the Skills Competition in Toronto. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:11 am
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  • Gerald Henderson in double-digits again Wed
    Gerald Henderson had 13 points (3-of-10 FGs, 7-of-10 FTs), four rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes on Wednesday, marking his sixth straight game with double-digit points.

    Advice: Henderson is healthy and productive, with an expiring $6 million contract, so the veteran may draw some trade interest as the deadline approaches. He doesn't typically contribute much beyond scoring and solid FT percentages, so it's hard to envision Henderson as a fantasy asset no matter where he finishes the season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:55 pm
  • Clint Capela gets some PF minutes
    Clint Capela scored one point with 10 rebounds in 17 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He actually played some minutes at power forward, but that might not continue based on coach J.B. Bickerstaff calling his team "broken" after the game. Capela can stay on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:37 pm
  • Zach LaVine starts w/ Tayshaun sidelined
    Zach LaVine started in place of Tayshaun Prince on Wednesday, pitching in 13 points, four rebounds, five assists and one block in 38 minutes vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Prince missed the game to attend Chauncey Billups' jersey retirement in Detroit, so we expect him to resume starting on the other side of the break. LaVine shot just 4-of-13 from the field tonight but the playing time is encouraging, and it's not purely a result of Prince's absence -- he's logged 30+ minutes in five of the Wolves' past nine games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:14 pm
  • Brandon Jennings starts, scores 16 points
    Brandon Jennings made his first start of the season on Wednesday and had 16 points, four 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 29 minutes of action.

    Advice: Reggie Jackson was out due to an illness and B-Jennings will return to a bench role after the All-Star break, assuming he's still in Detroit. He'll need a tailor-made situation to be worth owning in standard leagues, even if he is traded, as he's shooting a paltry 36.2 percent from the field with just 2.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocks in 17.5 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:49 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic notches 16 & 11 in 24 minutes
    Jusuf Nurkic came to life vs. the Pistons on Wednesday with 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting, 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Nurkic played the final 15 minutes of the game ahead of Nikola Jokic, which is a terrific sign for anyone who has him stashed away. He'd exceeded the 20-minute mark just once all season prior to this double-double, and this is enough incentive to grab him in deeper formats. Owners in 12-team leagues may want to wait until the other side of the break before tying up a roster spot with the trade deadline impending. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:46 pm
  • Nikola Jokic plays 25 minutes vs. Pistons
    Nikola Jokic played 25 minutes on Wednesday and posted five points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: He was limited to 14 minutes vs. Brooklyn on Monday but had better luck in that department, despite a touch matchup vs. Andre Drummond. Jokic played 1:09 alongside Jusuf Nurkic in the first half, but that's a pairing that coach Mike Malone still doesn't seem to like. The good news is that Jokic doesn't need many minutes to be productive -- he's been a top-50 value (9-cat) since Jan. 1, despite averaging a mere 21.6 minutes per game. Imagine what he could do if the Nuggets fully unleash him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:45 pm
  • Wes Johnson chips in across board vs. Celtics
    Wes Johnson chipped in seven points, one 3-pointer, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and four blocks in just 22 minutes of action vs. Boston on Wednesday.

    Advice: Johnson played 42 minutes with Paul Pierce resting on Monday, and Doc Rivers continues to rely on him as a key rotation player. Tonight's line doesn't jump out, but Johnson's ability to chip in 3-pointers, blocks and steals makes him a viable option until Blake Griffin gets back on the court. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:09 pm
  • Brandon Jennings will start vs. Denver
    Brandon Jennings will start on Wednesday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Reggie Jackson was a late scratch due to an illness, so the Pistons will have a chance to showcase Jennings. Although, coach Stan Van Gundy has shot down every trade rumor. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:31 pm
  • Zach LaVine will start Wednesday vs. Toronto
    Zach LaVine will start Wednesday vs. the Raptors with Tayshaun Prince (personal) away from the team.

    Advice: Andrew Wiggins will slide over to the three with LaVine back in the starting five, and Shabazz Muhammad will have the opportunity for some extended run off the bench sans Prince. LaVine does have a tough matchup tonight, so owners should take that into consideration before activating him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:20 pm
  • Jarnell Stokes sent back to the D-League
    Jarnell Stokes has been assigned to Miami's D-League affiliate.

    Advice: He's going down for the D-League All-Star game. Stokes is not a fantasy option in any format. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:23 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless plays 32 minutes in win
    Jerryd Bayless played 32 minutes vs. the Celtics on Tuesday with 14 points, two assists, one board and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: O.J. Mayo and Michael Carter-Williams were both in foul trouble, so that explains the bump in minutes. Bayless was getting 27.7 minutes per game in February prior to Tuesday, but that number could dip with Mayo back in the mix. He's better suited for deeper leagues, but is also someone to watch in case MCW is moved at the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:17 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless, O.J. Mayo will play Tuesday
    Jerryd Bayless (ankle) and O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Bayless was probable heading into this one, so no surprises here. He's been playing well as of late, owning averages of 15.5 points, 3.5 assists and 3.5 three-pointers per game over the past week, and he's someone to consider stashing away in deep leagues with trade rumors swirling around Michael Carter-Williams. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:25 pm
  • Gerald Henderson scores 16 points
    Gerald Henderson scored 16 points with three rebounds, one assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: He played some important minutes as both teams went small. The Blazers are likely going to try and unload Henderson and his expiring contract, especially since guys like Allen Crabbe have stepped. He's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:38 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 12 points in loss
    Zach LaVine scored 12 points with two boards, two assists, one 3-pointer and three blocks on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: The blocks were obviously a career high and he didn't record more than one block in a game this season prior to tonight. LaVine was 4-of-10 from the field in the loss and didn't have any turnovers, so his fantasy arrow is still pointing up. As the year progresses, his role should only grow. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:22 pm
  • Wes Johnson gets 42 minutes in start
    Wes Johnson started in place of Paul Pierce (rest) on Monday with seven points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer on 3-of-13 from the field in 42 minutes against the 76ers.

    Advice: He did not shoot the ball well, but the across-the-board output has been the key for Johnson. In his last five, he averaged 9.0 points, 5.2 boards, 1.4 blocks, 1.6 steals and 2.0 treys. He's basically been a better version of Danny Green right now and should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:25 pm
  • Nikola Jokic plays just 14 minutes in loss
    Nikola Jokic played just 14 minutes in Monday's loss to the Nets, scoring two points with three boards, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: He struggled against Brook Lopez and shot just 1-of-5 from the field. The Nuggets gave Jusuf Nurkic 17 minutes and played Kenneth Faried next to Danilo Gallinari in the frontcourt down the stretch, so this was likely just a matchup-based decision. Jokic also played just 19 minutes vs. the Knicks on Sunday, but it's still not time for his owners to panic. Stick with him and expect him to be much better vs. the Pistons on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:42 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic plays 17 minutes, tweaks ankle
    Jusuf Nurkic played through a tweaked left ankle on Monday vs. the Nets, scoring eight points with six boards, one assist and two steals in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He briefly went to the locker room, but he likely just got his ankle re-taped and it didn't seem to bother him the rest of the way. Nurkic shot just 3-of-9 from the field, but he at least hit both of his free throws. Nikola Jokic only played 14 minutes tonight, but to be clear, Jokic is still the center to own in Denver and it's not even close. For now, Nurkic is just a stash in deeper leagues to see if he can find the form that he had last season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:24 pm
  • Chris McCullough plays 11 minutes in debut
    Chris McCullough (knee) played 11 minutes in his NBA debut on Monday vs. the Nuggets, scoring two points with two boards, one block and one steal.

    Advice: The rookie was incredibly active in his limited minutes and his athleticism really stood out. The Nets are obviously going to ease him into the rotation because of how much time he missed due to his knee surgery, so expect him to have some minute restrictions for a while. He's an excellent stash in dynasty formats and owners in deeper leagues should keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:57 pm
  • Chris McCullough (knee) could debut Monday
    Chris McCullough (knee) could make his NBA debut on Monday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: A previous report said that he is expected to play, but coach Tony Brown said the rookie will only play if the right situation presents itself. He has been rehabbing his knee for about a year, so expect his minutes to be very limited right out of the gate. Owners in deeper leagues should keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:12 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (ankle) is probable
    Jerryd Bayless (ankle) is probable for Tuesday against the Celtics.

    Advice: He suffered a minor tweak over the weekend and should be good to go. Bayless will back up Michael Carter-Williams and is only a low-end stash with MCW possibly being traded. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:54 pm
  • Wes Johnson getting the start
    Wes Johnson will start against the 76ers on Monday in place of Paul Pierce (rest).

    Advice: He has actually played really well and is putting up early-round value in the last month or so. Johnson should be owned in standard leagues with some added value for tonight. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:48 pm
  • Hawks assign Walter Tavares to the D-League
    Hawks assign C Walter Tavares to the D-League.

    Advice: Tavares doesn't have a role with the Hawks despite Tiago Splitter's hip injury, an indication of "Edy's" current fantasy appeal. Rotoworld.com Feb 8, 8:56 am
  • Jusuf Nurkic plays just seven minutes Sunday
    Jusuf Nurkic was limited vs. the Knicks with only three points, one rebound and one steal in seven minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Nurkic played one stint spanning the first and second quarters, and in the second half he was little more than a seven-foot cheerleader. Mike Malone has said repeatedly that Nurkic's conditioning needs to improve before his minutes will increase, and there's no reason to expect him to be a standard-league asset after the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Feb 7, 1:28 pm
  • Nikola Jokic plays 19 minutes vs. New York
    Nikola Jokic logged 19 minutes on Sunday, finishing an impressive win in New York with 13 points, six rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Jokic is playing through a nagging shoulder injury, but he's now hit at least one 3-pointer in five straight games, going 6-of-10 during that span. This was his lowest playing time in six games and it was a direct result of Joffrey Lauvergne's effective play off the bench -- Jokic has been terrific for the past three weeks and owners shouldn't read into today's relatively quiet outing. Rotoworld.com Feb 7, 1:25 pm
  • Chris McCullough expected to play Monday
    Chris McCullough (knee) is expected to make his season debut on Monday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: The rookie has been rehabbing a knee injury all season and he was on the active roster for the first time on Friday. McCullough will likely be very limited right out of the gate, but he's worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 7, 8:54 am
  • Jarnell Stokes recalled from D-League
    The Heat have recalled Jarnell Stokes from the D-League.

    Advice: He will be available to play against the Clippers on Sunday, but he likely won't touch the floor. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Feb 7, 8:47 am
  • Nuggets still looking to trade Hickson
    The Nuggets are still looking to trade J.J. Hickson before the deadline.

    Advice: The 27-year-old veteran has played a total of two minutes over the Nuggets' last 14 games, so it's obvious that he is no longer needed in Denver. Hickson would likely be traded to a contender if he was dealt, so there's no reason to stash him in most formats. Hickson has season averages of 6.9 points and 4.4 boards in 15.3 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com Feb 7, 7:03 am
  • Damian Lillard praises Gerald Henderson
    Damian Lillard attributes Gerald Henderson's recent success to him being healthy.

    Advice: "I think he's just healthy," Lillard said. "He was coming off hip surgery, so it took some time for him to get in shape. He missed training camp. He had to get in shape, he had to get his rhythm back, he had to get his feel back, get comfortable with our sets, comfortable being out there with the guys. I think the last couple of weeks, you're starting to see him get comfortable. He's finally back." Henderson is averaging 13.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in February, but his expiring contract could draw some interest at the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Feb 7, 6:13 am
  • Brandon Jennings scores just four
    Brandon Jennings scored four points with three assists, one steal and one turnover in 16 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: This was a good matchup to go with Jennings next to Reggie Jackson, but that didn't happen. Jennings looks like a cut candidate for those who added him after the Kentavious Caldwell-Pope injury. If you want to stash him until the deadline for deeper leagues, that's not a bad idea. Rotoworld.com Feb 6, 6:55 pm
  • Patrick Beverley scores four in loss
    Patrick Beverley made 2-of-10 from the field for four points during a 96-79 loss to the Blazers on Saturday, adding one rebound, one assist and one block in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Rockets were a disaster and didn't get their first bench points until 11:18 left in the fourth. As for Beverley, this game is nothing to worry about and his minutes are safe, especially with the other non-James Harden guards struggling. He should flirt with mid-round value going forward. Rotoworld.com Feb 6, 5:11 pm
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  • Clint Capela doesn't score in 14 minutes
    Clint Capela did not score in 14 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday, adding six rebounds and two blocks.

    Advice: If you want to look at a positive on this, he did play some minutes next to Dwight Howard tonight. Capela had the ol' 0.0 usage rate tonight and he's clearly trending down in fantasy leagues. Plus, with such little playing time while Terrence Jones (concussion) is out, it makes it obvious he's a cut candidate. Rotoworld.com Feb 6, 4:55 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 Feb 5, 10:16 pm
  • Nikola Jokic scores 14 with 12 rebounds
    Nikola Jokic (shoulder) scored 14 points with 12 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: He committed a couple dumb fouls to get him an early exit. That issue aside, Jusuf Nurkic played just 12 minutes and Joffrey Lauvergne played just 14 minutes while they combined for 1-of-10 from the field. Coach Mike Malone said he wouldn't trade Jokic for anyone, so it's fairly obvious Jokic has a clear runway going forward. Rotoworld.com Feb 5, 10:05 pm
  • Wes Johnson blocks four shots
    Wes Johnson blocked four shots against the Magic on Friday with five points and five boards.

    Advice: There is nothing wrong with coming off the bench and Johnson is developing a knack for doing something nice on the stat sheet. He should be owned in standard leagues right now with third-round value in his last eight. Rotoworld.com Feb 5, 6:56 pm
  • Nikola Jokic (shoulder) will play on Friday
    Nikola Jokic (shoulder) will play Friday vs. the Bulls, as expected.

    Advice: He'll have a favorable matchup against Chicago tonight, so go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com Feb 5, 5:27 pm
  • Chris McCullough active for Nets on Friday
    Nets rookie Chris McCullough will be on the active roster on Friday.

    Advice: McCullough has been out due to a knee injury all season and this is the first time he'll be active, though it's unlikely that he'll get any playing time. "It's gravy to get him games this season," interim coach Tony Brown said recently. "Experience wise, he's behind. Even though he was hurt, potentially, if he was healthy he could be a lottery pick in next year's draft." For now, he's not worth touching in re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 5, 3:39 pm
  • Clint Capela returned to action on Thursday February 4. Rotoworld.com Feb 4, 11:40 pm
  • Pat Beverley scores six with six dimes
    Pat Beverley filled the stat sheet against the Suns on Thursday with six points, five rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: This is the quintessential Pat-Bev line with a little bit of everything and low scoring. Beverley isn't the player your fantasy competitors will be jealous over, but he does have fifth-round value in 2016 in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Feb 4, 9:20 pm
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  • Clint Capela scores 10 points
    Clint Capela scored 10 points with four rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: He did not play next to Dwight Howard at all and those days might be done. Capela isn't the greatest per-minute guy and those are trending down, too. He's a drop candidate unless you want to use him as Dwight Howard insurance. Rotoworld.com Feb 4, 9:17 pm
  • No SG minutes for Brandon Jennings
    Brandon Jennings played 16 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday with 11 points, three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He did not get any shooting guard minutes tonight after getting 5.1 in the second half on Wednesday -- that had a lot to do with the smaller matchup against the Celtics. Jennings is more likely to get some SG minutes against the Pacers in the next one. He's not anywhere near the pickup Stanley Johnson is, but he's worth a very long look if you need a point guard. A trade would help him, too. Rotoworld.com Feb 4, 7:21 pm
  • Clint Capela (hip) cleared to play vs. PHX
    Clint Capela (hip) has been cleared to play against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: He will come off the bench behind Dwight Howard, who hasn't finished a game in over a week due to ejections and a suspension. The Rockets are likely going to go small a lot, so Capela isn't a great fantasy asset right now. Rotoworld.com Feb 4, 4:34 pm
  • Nikola Jokic (shoulder) probable for Friday
    Nikola Jokic (shoulder) is probable to play Friday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Jokic played through the shoulder injury on Wednesday, and there's no reason to believe he'll miss Friday's game. He had a disappointing performance against the Jazz, but he should be able to bounce-back on Friday with a much more favorable matchup against the Bulls. Rotoworld.com Feb 4, 3:25 pm
  • SVG shoots down Brandon Jennings trade rumors
    Stan Van Gundy said that there's no truth to the Brandon Jennings-to-Brooklyn trade rumors.

    Advice: Van Gundy said that the media was "making [stuff] up," when asked for his thoughts on the recent rumors, and it's worth noting that Sheridan Hoops isn't always the most reliable source for these kinds of things. It doesn't sound like there's currently anything brewing between the Nets and Pistons, which is unfortunate for Jennings, because he could really benefit from a move outside of Detroit. Rotoworld.com Feb 4, 2:46 pm
  • Jarnell Stokes sent back down to D-League
    Jarnell Stokes has been sent down for yet another D-League stint.

    Advice: He's played in just four games for the Heat this season, leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Feb 4, 2:20 pm
  • Report: Brandon Jennings being linked to BKN?
    The Pistons and Nets have reportedly been discussing a potential trade that would send Brandon Jennings to Brooklyn in exchange for Thaddeus Young.

    Advice: Several teams around the league have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Jennings, but Brooklyn has the most obvious need for a starting point guard after Jarret Jack suffered a season-ending knee injury. According to sources of Sheridan Hoops, the Nets may need to include an additional asset to get things done, which could be Shane Larkin or Jack. A move to Brooklyn could only be good for Jennings' fantasy value, while Young would really hurt the value of Ersan Ilyasova and Stanley Johnson in Detroit. Rotoworld.com Feb 4, 1:44 pm
  • Clint Capela (hip) a game-time decision Thurs
    Clint Capela (left hip flexor, thigh) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Donatas Motiejunas said that the reason he's headed back to the D-League on Thursday is because "Clint is healthy," and Capela reportedly ran around at shootaround with "little difficulty," so it sounds like he'll be out there tonight. With Clint active, Marcus Thornton's minutes will likely take the biggest hit. Rotoworld.com Feb 4, 12:43 pm
  • Clint Capela (hip) moving well at shootaround
    Clint Capela (left hip flexor, thigh) was moving well during Thursday morning's shootaround, according to beat reporter Jonathan Feigen.

    Advice: The Rockets sent Donatas Motiejunas back to the D-League on Thursday, which could be an indication that Capela is feeling good enough to play. We'll have another update on his status closer to tip-off, but if Capela is out there, there will be less minutes available for Josh Smith and Marcus Thornton. Rotoworld.com Feb 4, 11:23 am
  • Zach LaVine gets 34 minutes, scores 17
    Zach LaVine scored 17 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Sam Mitchell went with a lineup quartet of LaVine, Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns for 15.3 minutes -- that combo actually has a positive net rating on the year, too. The UCLA product has hinted he likes playing shooting guard more and he's had some solid success there recently. LaVine should be owned in standard leagues. Additionally, he will be in the dunk contest next week. Rotoworld.com Feb 3, 11:57 pm
  • Wes Johnson scores 12 in nice line
    Wesley Johnson scored 12 points with three rebounds, one assist, two blocks, three steals and three 3-pointers against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has a little Tony Allen to his fantasy game with the steals while he's been very good at connecting on treys. Before this game, 81.6 percent of Johnson's shots in his last five are without a dribble, so he's getting a lot of help from Chris Paul. He's put up third-round value in his last seven, so he's worth owning. Rotoworld.com Feb 3, 11:22 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic plays 15 minutes off bench
    Jusuf Nurkic played just 15 minutes and had five points, five rebounds and zero blocks for the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Nikola Jokic finally cooled off, yet the Nuggets went to Joffrey Lauvergne before putting Nurkic in the game off the bench. Lauvergne was awful (0-for-4) and Nurkic just can't do much if he's not getting 25 minutes a game. But he's only been back for two games since the nagging knee injury and there's still time for him to get it turned around. But with Jokic playing so well, and Lauvergne getting off the bench before Nurkic, we wouldn't blame you if you're ready to move on from Nurkic. Rotoworld.com Feb 3, 9:38 pm
  • Nikola Jokic quiet in loss to Jazz
    Nikola Jokic, who was dealing with a sore shoulder, started and played 29 minutes on Wednesday, but hit just 3-of-9 shots for eight points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and zero blocks.

    Advice: Maybe he got 'Gobert'd' tonight, but it was nice to see the big minutes after he was a little iffy coming in. He double-doubled in his previous three games and got the same amount of playing time as usual, so don't be concerned about the low production. Rotoworld.com Feb 3, 9:27 pm
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