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  • Hollins' deal with Wizards is non-guaranteed
    Ryan Hollins' contract with the Wizards is non-guaranteed.

    Advice: This provides Washington to go another direction once Nene (calf) and Drew Gooden (back, calf) get healthier. 35 minutes ago
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  • Chris Bosh (illness) will be a game-time call
    Chris Bosh (illness) did not go through shootaround, and he'll be a game-time decision for Monday's contest vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: The fact that Bosh didn't go through shootaround is not a great sign, and even if he plays it will be at less than 100 percent. Bosh does have a favorable matchup against a Celtics frontcourt that has no answer for him, so those with CB will have to check back for an update before tipoff. If he sits, Josh McRoberts or Udonis Haslem would likely draw the start. Haslem would only get the call if Erik Spoelstra wants to keep McBob in his traditional bench role. 37 minutes ago
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) will not play on Monday
    Luol Deng (tight left hamstring) has been ruled out of Monday's game vs. Boston.

    Advice: Deng is tentatively targeting a return on Thursday vs. Oklahoma City, so this news comes as expected. Gerald Green will likely draw another start on Monday, but he's going to face Avery Bradley in a tough matchup vs. the Celtics, limiting his DFS appeal. Rookie Justise Winslow, who has played 30-plus minutes in two of his last three games, will also see extended run. 42 minutes ago
  • Thabo Sefolosha will start again on Monday
    Thabo Sefolosha will again start on Monday vs. the Thunder.

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

    Advice: Splitter was listed as doubtful coming into this one, so it's really not a surprise. Mike Muscala and Mike Scott will pick up spot minutes as the result of Splitter's continued absence. 54 minutes ago
  • Vogel: Paul George is NBA's best two-way star
    Pacers coach Frank Vogel believes Paul George is the NBA's best two-way player.

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

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

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

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

    Advice: We've heard this one before, so we'll have to see it to believe it. Rubio is reportedly feeling good, but that's the same thing that's been said previously and Rubio has still been held out. Until the point guard is in the starting lineup, we'll consider him questionable to actually play. In six starts, Zach LaVine is averaging 20.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.2 3-pointers on 45.8 percent shooting. Today, 7:08 am
  • Ellis scores 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting
    Monta Ellis scored 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting on Sunday against the Lakers with six assists, three boards, one 3-pointer and four turnovers in 37 minutes.

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

    Advice: It had to feel good for him to get the win over his old squad, and he did mention before the game that his back is doing a lot better. Hill's hustle and offensive rebounding has earned him a consistent role off the Pacers' bench, but he isn't going to be a reliable fantasy asset while he is only seeing minutes in the low 20s. Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Report: Wizards to sign center Ryan Hollins
    The Wizards have reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent C Ryan Hollins.

    Advice: Nene recently aggravated his strained left calf, so Hollins will serve as emergency depth behind Marcin Gortat at center. There's no reason to approach Hollins for fantasy purposes. Yesterday, 9:49 pm
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  • Paul George drops 39 points with five treys
    Paul George stayed hot in a win over the woeful Lakers on Sunday with 39 points, four boards, one assist, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

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

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

    Advice: He desperately wanted to beat his old team tonight and he played with a lot of effort, but Jordan Hill and Ian Mahinmi got the best of him in this matchup. Hibbert has been a top-80 player in standard leagues despite averaging less than 27.0 minutes per game, but you have to wonder what kind of role he will have down the stretch considering the Lakers are at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. Hibbert is on an expiring deal and he has a history of fading during the second half of the season, so it makes sense to sell high if you can. Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Nick Young scores 22 points in 2nd half
    After going scoreless in the first half, Nick Young erupted after the break and finished with 22 points, two boards, one assist and six 3-pointers in 27 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: The Lakers couldn't generate any offense in the first half, but Young stepped up down the stretch and certainly wasn't shy on offense with 14 shot attempts on the night. Swaggy P was held to single-digit scoring in his previous four games, so we would need to see him do this again before we can recommend an add in most leagues. He's a low-end 3-point specialist until further notice, but he could benefit if Kobe Bryant goes down at some point this season. Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (hip) doubtful Monday vs. OKC
    Tiago Splitter (hip) is doubtful for Monday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Mike Muscala and Mike Scott will pick up some extra minutes with Splitter on the sidelines, but they won't play enough to make a difference in most leagues. Yesterday, 2:07 pm
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) targeting Thursday
    Luol Deng (hamstring) is hopeful he'll be able to return to the court for Thursday's matchup with the Thunder.

    Advice: Deng said unless he "magically wakes up" feeling a lot better on Monday, he will miss his third consecutive game when the Heat take on the Celtics on Monday. He was able to do a bit more during Sunday's practice, but the hamstring is still bothering him when he tries to sprint. "I'm able to slide and do a lot," Deng said. "My jump shot is fine. It's when I try to sprint, and I'm trying to just take off. That's when it's troubling me." Gerald Green should draw another start on Monday, and he makes sense as a DFS target after scoring in double figures in his previous two outings. Yesterday, 12:31 pm
  • Jordan Hill (back) a game-time decision Sun
    Jordan Hill (back) went through shootaround, but he remains a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Hill did say his back was feeling better after going through shootaround, but we're not likely going to have another update until after he goes through pregame warmups. If he's not able to play, more minutes will fall to Lavoy Allen with Paul George likely spending some additional time at the four-spot. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 12:05 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Sunday vs. Clippers
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

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

    Advice: He is making progress and was able to do a little more work at practice on Sunday, but it sounds like the Heat will hold him out again as a precaution. For now, expect Gerald Green to get another start and be sure to give him a long look in DFS. Deng is considered day-to-day. Yesterday, 10:03 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha returned to action on Saturday November 28. Yesterday, 12:10 am
  • Curry scores 19, Warriors improve to 18-0
    Stephen Curry scored 19 points with six assists, four boards, three steals and three treys in Saturday's win over the Kings.

    Advice: The Warriors improved to 18-0 with the win and will look to keep their streak going against the Jazz on Monday. Incredibly, Curry hasn't even touched the floor during the fourth quarter in the last four games, yet he has still been the best player in fantasy. Should the NBA just go ahead and give him his MVP award now? Saturday, 10:40 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores eight points in start
    Thabo Sefolosha scored eight points against the Spurs during a start on Saturday with four rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

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

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

    Advice: Sefolosha was rested on Friday vs. the Grizzlies, but he should see minutes in the 20s tonight and will probably be tasked with guarding Kawhi Leonard. Kent Bazemore will shift to the bench against the Spurs after he returned from his ankle injury on Friday, but it's possible that the Hawks are just being cautious with him since it's the second night of a back-to-back set. Sefolosha is more of a defensive specialist, so he is better suited for deeper leagues. Saturday, 4:10 pm
  • Tyreke will have a Jrue-like minutes cap
    Coach Alvin Gentry said Tyreke Evans (knee) will have a Jrue Holiday-like minutes cap upon his return.

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

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

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

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

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

    Advice: Where to start? This was Curry's fifth 40+ point performance of the season, his nine makes from distance were the most treys made in a single game so far this year, and this was also his fourth outing on the year with at least eight 3-pointers. He surpassed LeBron James for 35th place in career 3-pointers (1,277) tonight, and over the past three games Chef Curry has averaged 28.0 points per game without ever stepping foot on the court during the fourth-quarter. Oh yeah, and the Dubs are undefeated. Your current league MVP and fantasy basketball's No. 1 option, ladies and gentlemen. Friday, 11:27 pm
  • Paul George stays red hot, scores 33 points
    Paul George maintained his status as one of the hottest players on the planet during a 104-92 win over the Bulls on Friday, scoring 33 points with eight rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Don't look now, but the Pacers have the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference right now. George has been absolutely absurd as a jump shooter this season, posting a 52.6 effective field goal percentage on his 232 jumpers this year -- that's higher than his layups. If this isn't his peak value of the season, it's got to be close. Friday, 9:50 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Friday vs. Sacramento
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Kings.

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

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

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

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

    Advice: It's just rest on the front end of a back-to-back set. Sefolosha did have some tightness in his ankle following a back-to-back set last week, so the Hawks will play it safe. Kent Bazemore (ankle) is back and starting while Lamar Patterson should get some run, too. Friday, 3:38 pm
  • Ricky Rubio is a game-time call for Friday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is a game-time decision to face the Kings on Friday.

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

    Advice: We heard a similar report on Thursday, so his status is clearly trending in the right direction. While his injury may be minor, don't be surprised if the Wolves play it safe given his injury history. We'll have another update after shootaround, but expect Zach LaVine to benefit the most if Rubio can't play. Friday, 9:09 am
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) will not play Friday
    Luol Deng (hamstring) will not play on Friday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: This will be his second straight game in street clothes, but hamstring issues can linger if they aren't given enough time to heal so it's understandable that the Heat want to be cautious with their veteran forward. Gerald Green drew the start on Wednesday vs. the Pistons and scored 16 points in 38 minutes, so expect him to see plenty of run again on Friday. Deng's hamstring has improved, and it's possible that he could return on Monday vs. the Celtics. Friday, 8:13 am
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) doubtful for Friday night
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is doubtful to play against the Clippers on Friday.

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

    Advice: It'll be Splitter's third consecutive game on the sidelines, and it's unclear exactly when he'll be back on the court. Mike Scott and Mike Muscala will pick up some additional playing time with Splitter out, but not enough to make an impact in most leagues. Thursday, 3:14 pm
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) questionable for Friday
    Luol Deng (hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Deng missed Wednesday's game with the hamstring injury, and called the injury a day-to-day thing. He could be headed for a game-time decision on Friday, and if he's not able to give it a go, Gerald Green will likely spend another game in the starting five. Green had a decent game with the starting unit on Wednesday, scoring 16 points over 38 minutes, so he'd be worth considering as a punt play in DFS should Deng remain out. Thursday, 11:13 am
  • Stephen Curry the Lionel Messi of the NBA
    Steph Curry compared his style of play to soccer star Lionel Messi.

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

    Advice: Rubio got treatment on his sore left ankle after Wednesday's game against the Hawks and is hoping to be able to suit up against the Kings on Friday. We'll keep an eye on his status, but Zach LaVine would be in line for a larger role (and increased fantasy value) if Rubio is unable to play. Thursday, 7:51 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha locks down Wiggins in 32 mins
    Making another start at SF on Wednesday, Thabo Sefolosha contributed 10 points, two 3-pointers, six rebounds and one block in 32 minutes vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: His defense kept Andrew Wiggins in check, as he scored only 15 points on 5-of-17 shooting, and it will be interesting to see how Mike Budenholzer uses Thabo once Kent Bazemore (ankle) returns to action. Tonight's solid game comes on the heels of a terrific game vs. the Celtics, and Sefolosha is worth deploying while logging 30+ minutes as a starter. Wednesday, 8:41 pm
  • Chris Bosh held to single-digits in road loss
    Chris Bosh was held to single-digits for the second time this season on Wednesday, scoring nine points on 3-of-9 shooting in an 81-104 loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: One of his makes came from downtown and he pitched in eight rebounds and four rebounds with only one turnover, so it wasn't a total loss. Fantasy owners should hope that Erik Spoelstra gets Bosh more involved offensively going forward, as he's averaging a mere 11.2 shots over the past five games. Wednesday, 7:52 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (sore ankle) out for game
    Ricky Rubio is dealing with a sore left ankle and will not return on Wednesday against the Hawks.

    Advice: Well, go pick up Zach LaVIne in all leagues. Rubio had some ankle soreness earlier this week and the Wolves tend to be very careful with him. Considering he couldn't finish the game tonight, he's very likely to miss at least one game. Rubio finished with five points, three rebounds, six assists and one steal in 21 minutes. Wednesday, 7:14 pm
  • Tyreke Evans out for Wednesday night
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: We'll have to wait for this weekend to see how the Pelicans will use the former Rookie of the Year. Evans should be owned in all leagues right now while Ish Smith owners should hang in there to see how it plays out. He's been too good. Wednesday, 5:37 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) will start on Wednesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, as expected.

    Advice: Kevin Martin, Andrew Wiggins, Kevin Garnett and Karl-Anthony Towns will join Rubio in the starting five for tonight's game. Rubio suffered an extremely minor ankle injury during Monday's game, but he practice in full on Tuesday and was never really in any doubt of missing Wednesday's contest. Go ahead and get him active. Wednesday, 4:52 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) unlikely for Wednesday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is unlikely to play on Wednesday vs. the Suns, according to head coach Alvin Gentry.

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

    Advice: He has no timetable to return, but shouldn't miss much more time . With Splitter out, Mike Muscala and Mike Scott will get a few more minutes, but aren't terrific fantasy options. Wednesday, 2:39 pm
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) ruled out for Wednesday
    Luol Deng (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: "We're just trying to be cautious, trying to be smart," Deng said of bypassing the game against the Pistons, the Heat's first road game in nearly three weeks. "I played the last game and it hasn't gotten any better, so I think we just want to be smart and just try to get rid of the little nagging injury that will just linger on and become something else." We'll consider Deng questionable for Friday's matchup with the Knicks, and it's looking like Gerald Green could draw the start on Wednesday, with Goran Dragic seeing some increased opportunity on offense. Wednesday, 10:05 am
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) doubtful for Wednesday
    Luol Deng (hamstring) is not expected to play Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Deng said that he will wait until closer to Friday before determining his status for the Heat's game against the Knicks, implying that he will not suit up tonight. Owners of Deng should keep him on their bench, and Goran Dragic will see a bit of a boost sans Deng. Justise Winslow will have the opportunity to enter the starting five with Deng on the sidelines, but he doesn't really fill up the stat sheet even when given the minutes. Wednesday, 8:36 am
  • Kobe thinks Dubs can beat 33-game win streak
    Following the Lakers 111-77 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday night, Kobe Bryant said the he believes the Dubs have a real shot at breaking the 1971-72 Lakers' 33-game win streak.

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

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

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

    Advice: He's not really an offensive threat on most nights, but has played well on that end of the court in two straight. He'll continue to start and guard the opposition's best player for as long as Bazemore is out, but is only a real option in fantasy on nights when Baze isn't playing. Bazemore has missed four straight games, but should be back by the end of the week. Tuesday, 8:19 pm
  • Monta Ellis quiet in win over Wizards
    Monta Ellis hit 4-of-9 shots for 10 points, five rebounds, five assists and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Wizards.

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

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

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

    Advice: "I feel like I’m better. I think a year away from the game, you learn, you grow, regardless if I was on the court or not," George said. "You just get a chance to really observe and be a student of the game, at that point when you’re sitting out. So I think that was the little bit that I needed, the push that I needed. I worked hard that summer going into the season. Granted I got hurt, but I feel like that year away was what I needed to just learn." Paul George is currently putting up first-round value on the season, and there's no reason to believe he can't keep it up. Tuesday, 1:21 pm
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) sits out practice Tues
    Luol Deng (hamstring) sat out Tuesday's practice and is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: Hamstring injuries are tricky, and given that Deng said his hamstring tightened up on him during Monday's game, it wouldn't be surprising to see him wearing a suit on Wednesday night. If Deng can't give it a go tomorrow, Goran Dragic would have some increased opportunity for touches on offense. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh would also see a spike to their usage rates, and Justise Winslow would have the opportunity to start. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 12:54 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) practices in full Tuesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) practiced in full on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rubio rolled his ankle a bit during Monday's game against the 76ers, but he played through the injury, and his full participation in Tuesday's practice would indicate that he'll be fine for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks. We'll hold him off the injury report for now, and unless we hear something different, owners can plan on having him active for Wednesday's game. Tuesday, 11:47 am
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) to be a game-time call
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will be a game-time decision to face the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He said if he can't play Wednesday, he should be able to play at some point this week. He added he will be getting a lot of treatment on the plane to keep the swelling down, so he's apparently not even close to 100 percent. Evans is probably on the bad side of a questionable tag, but he should be owned in all leagues right now. His return could hurt Dante Cunningham, Ish Smith most of the secondary players on the roster with his high usage rate. Tuesday, 9:40 am
  • Luol Deng plays 31 minutes vs. Knicks
    Luol Deng scored nine points with three rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He was a game-time decision to play today due to a hamstring issue. Deng has not been heavily involved in the offense and has taken less than 10 shots from the field in seven of his last eight games. Deng's low ceiling makes him an undesirable player to own in standard leagues. Monday, 9:40 pm
  • Luol Deng will start on Monday night
    Luol Deng (hamstring) will start against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He might be limited tonight with his hamstring issue and had tightness for much of the day. If Deng doesn't get his normal playing time, that could mean more minutes for Justise Winslow. Monday, 3:43 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (hip) doesn't practice Monday
    Tiago Splitter (hip) was unable to practice on Monday and will not play on Tuesday.

    Advice: Mike Budenholzer didn't seem concerned about the injury after Splitter sustained it.. However, if Splitter is forced to miss more action, it will really just mean Al Horford spends a few extra minutes at center as opposed to any of the bench guys getting an extra boost. Mike Muscala would also get more run. Monday, 10:41 am
  • Roy Hibbert blocks four shots in loss to POR
    Roy Hibbert blocked four shots in Sunday's loss vs. Portland, adding seven points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He did a good job protecting the rim, as usual, but the Lakers' inability to contain penetration put an impossible amount of pressure on Hibbert. He's posted mid-round value on the strength of 6.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game, and owners just have to hope that he doesn't have another mid-season meltdown this year. Nov 22, 9:12 pm
  • Golden State ties NBA record w/ 15-0 start
    Stephen Curry and the Warriors improved to 15-0 with a win in Denver on Sunday, thus tying the NBA record for consecutive wins to begin a season.

    Advice: Golden State tied the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and the 1993-94 Houston Rockets, and they can set a new record if they win at home vs. the Lakers on Tuesday. Their depth and team-first attitude is evident on a nightly basis, and it helps that they have the reigning MVP on their side -- Curry posted 19 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds, seven assists and three steals tonight, and could blow up in Tuesday's potentially historic game. Nov 22, 7:46 pm
  • Tiago Splitter's hip injury isn't serious?
    Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer didn't seem to be too concerned about Tiago Splitter's hip injury.

    Advice: "His hip is giving him a little bit of problem so we’ll continue to evaluate him and see what it is going forward," Budenholzer said. It sounds like Splitter is day-to-day, but he does have some durability issues and the Hawks tend to be play it safe with their players. For now, we'll consider Splitter questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics. If he does miss time, expect Al Horford to spend more time at the five. Nov 22, 7:46 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 13 points in start
    Thabo Sefolosha scored 13 points in a start against the Cavs on Saturday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Advice: For anyone else, this is pretty nice. For Stephen Curry, it's one of his worst games of the season. As they have all season, the Warriors small-ball lineup of Curry, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green dominated and managed to improve their offensive rating to 157.0 in 54 minutes on the season. Curry does have a whopping 20 turnovers in his last three games, but who cares? Additionally, he's only on pace for 416 treys this year now. The Warriors will look to try and go 15-0 against the Nuggets on Sunday. Nov 21, 2:10 am
  • Martell Webster has hip surgery
    Martell Webster had hip surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

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

    Advice: He had some tightness in his ankle on Wednesday following the back-to-back set, but he'll be out there. Sefolosha and the Hawks don't have another back-to-back until Tuesday and Wednesday. He should get close to 28-30 minutes on Saturday. Nov 20, 12:27 pm
  • Full Curry: Steph scores 40, GSW now 13-0
    Stephen Curry went crazy yet again during a thrilling 124-117 win over the Clippers on Thursday, scoring 40 points with 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

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