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  • Charlie Villanueva scores 16 points in loss
    Charlie Villanueva scored 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting Friday, to go with six boards, three assists, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Villanueva got some extra run tonight with the game well out of reach by halftime, and with the Mavs on a back-to-back set, CV could potentially enter the starting lineup on Saturday if Rick Carlisle elects to rest Dirk Nowitzki. If that's the case, Villanueva could be worth a punt play in DFS, although there's no reason to swoop him up in season-long settings. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:00 am
  • Chandler Parsons scores 6 pts in blowout loss
    Chandler Parsons only managed to score six points on 3-of-9 shooting during Friday's blowout loss to San Antonio, adding one rebound, one assist, two steals, one block and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs trailed by 36 points at the half, which was the largest halftime deficit in franchise history, so it's hard to take away much from this unproductive performance from Parsons. He should be able to bounce-back on Saturday vs. Memphis. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:33 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
  • 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
  • LeBron James' 30 points not enough for CLE
    LeBron James struggled with his shot during Friday's loss to the Celtics, going 9-of-23 from the field on his way to 30 points, seven boards, four assists, two steals, one block and six turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The Cavs self-destructed during the closing minutes of the game, and James was not at all pleased with the results saying: "It’s not about the wins and losses but it’s about how we lost. How we lost, it hurts. It’s been a while since I felt like this." LBJ will likely be looking for blood Saturday vs. the Pelicans, and he could very well produce a monstrous line with a matchup against the second-worst team at defending the small forward position. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:13 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
  • McBuckets scores 15 points vs. Nuggets
    Doug McDermott scored 15 points with two rebounds and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He might be in line for more minutes because of the injury to Jimmy Butler (knee). McDermott is not a high-upside player because he only puts up points and treys, so he's not a great speculative add in standard leagues yet. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:42 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
  • Kristaps Porzingis blocks six shots in loss
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 17 points during a 91-85 loss to the Grizzlies on Friday with 10 rebounds, six blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He finally broke out after a slump in the past week and change. After the game, Porzingis had some suggestions on the offense regarding pick-and-roll. "I think we need to do that a little more," he said. Porzingis should be an early-round player regardless of how many PNR chances he gets. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:36 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
  • Thaddeus Young lights up Kings
    Thaddeus Young scored 14 points with 14 rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 39 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: He's finally on the right track again coming off a 16-point, 14-board game. The Nets handed out 29 assists and Thad's seven were a season high. He should be back to being a top-50 guy going forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kristaps Porzingis struggling right now
    Kristaps Porzingis scored five points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Pistons on Thursday.

    Advice: He hasn't been involved in the offense much. In his 57 minutes next to Carmelo Anthony in his previous three games, Porzingis only has made 33.3 percent from the field and a 21.9 usage rate. His efficiency on jumpers is down about 10 percent in the previous 10 games, too. Porzinigis' blocks are also down, so nothing is going right. As bad as this sounds, he's still put up seventh-round value in his last 10. He's a buy-low guy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:14 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chandler Parsons confused by late benching
    Chandler Parsons said his late-game benching during Wednesday's loss to Miami was "definitely strange."

    Advice: Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle opted for Raymond Felton over Parsons to close the game and explained the move by saying that Parsons had been struggling for most of the game. "It's definitely strange to me, especially after how I've been playing," Parsons said after the game. "It's definitely different, but every game calls for something different." Parsons has been on fire as of late and should be be in all fantasy lineups as he's due for a rebound against the Spurs on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:25 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
  • Doug McDermott scores 11 off bench
    Doug McDermott scored 11 points off the bench against the Kings on Wednesday with two rebounds and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He did look to suffer a right shoulder injury, but it was minor and he returned. McDermott did play 4.7 minutes at power forward tonight, which could be a realistic amount going forward. He is still only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:03 pm
  • Thaddeus Young comes through with 16 & 14
    Thaddeus Young broke out of a funk and had 16 points and 14 rebounds in 35 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: He didn't do much else, but this was just his third double-double since Jan. 15. He's still a candidate for steals on most nights and we're hoping this is a sign that he's ready to start racking up solid fantasy stats again. He had just eight points and five rebounds in his previous game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:09 pm
  • LeBron James notches 23/6/6 w/ two blocks
    LeBron James notched 23 points on 10-of-21 shooting with six rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks on Wednesday, with only one turnover in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The Cavs shot 45.8 percent and turned the ball over just eight times, but they were outscored in the paint while being out-rebounded 28-49, a margin LBJ said was "unacceptable" after the game. The loss snapped a five-game win streak and James will be eager to start a new streak on Friday, to the detriment of the Celtics. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:09 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kristaps Porzingis gets limited run in loss
    Kristaps Porzingis played 27 minutes and had 10 points, five rebounds, a steal and a block on 4-of-11 shooting in Tuesday's loss.

    Advice: He sat for a long stretch during the fourth quarter and didn't hit a 3-pointer tonight, while the other four starters played between 34 and 40 minutes for the Knicks. He also struggled a bit on Sunday against the Warriors, but there are no indications that this trend will continue. Hopefully he bounces back in the next one. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:35 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
  • Doug McDermott scores seven off bench
    Doug McDermott scored seven points with two rebounds and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: Thankfully, he only played one minute at power forward tonight. On Sunday, McDermott played a ridiculous 16 minutes at power forward, which makes zero sense. Of course, this did come against a Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert frontcourt tonight, so McBuckets losing run there tonight isn't the strongest indicator going forward. He's only worth a look in deep leagues regardless. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:13 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
  • Chandler Parsons grabs 11 boards
    Chandler Parsons grabbed a season-high 11 boards against the Hawks on Monday, adding 19 points, two assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He has been marvelous and the rebounds are on the upswing, averaging 7.8 per game in his last five. Parsons added averages of 18.6 points, 2.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.4 treys. He's dominating for his owners. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:17 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
  • Thaddeus Young cooling off these days
    Thaddeus Young scored eight points with five rebounds and one block in 25 minutes against the Pistons on Monday.

    Advice: After he became one of the most improved rebounders in the first month of the season, Thad has cooled off. In his previous 10, Young averaged 13.6 points, 7.9 boards and 1.6 steals. He's still a very good bet to be a mid-round player going forward and flirt with top-50 value. He also had an awesome block on Ersan Ilyasova tonight (in link below). Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:41 pm
  • LeBron James scores 24 points in win
    LeBron James made 9-of-22 from the field and 6-of-10 from the line for 24 points during a 111-106 overtime win over the Pacers on Monday, adding 12 rebounds, six assists, one block, two steals and one turnover.

    Advice: Myles Turner actually blocked LeBron three times tonight. The sub-par shooting is nothing to worry about with LeBron busting out for a 55.2 field goal percentage last month. His big problem earlier in the year is missing open shots, but he has that all sorted out now. Expect LeBron to stay above 52 percent from the field going forward. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:24 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
  • Report: Cavs had intense players-only meeting
    The Cavs had an "extended and spirited" players-only meeting following the firing of David Blatt, sources told ESPN.

    Advice: Per the report, the meeting turned into an "airing of grievances," so we're hopeful there was a Festivus pole involved. A "central issue" was the "need for accountability," and it sounds like the team is now on the same page. LeBron, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving owned up to "personal faults," and that undoubtedly helped set a new tone for a club that needed one. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:03 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
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 14 points in loss
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 14 points with six boards, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers vs. the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: He got into some foul trouble which limited him to 20 minutes, and after the game he said he would use it as a learning experience. "This is going to be a learning experience for me," Porzingis said. "As I get more experience, I'll avoid [foul trouble]." He had a seven-point dud vs. the Suns on Friday, but he also just returned from an illness. The rookie is going to be fine and this is just a minor bump in the road, so his owners shouldn't panic. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:39 pm
  • Chandler Parsons cools off, hits 5-of-14 FGs
    Chandler Parsons chipped in 15 points to help the Mavericks beat Phoenix on Sunday, hitting 5-of-14 shots with two rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Parsons has been particularly excellent when Dirk Nowitzki is resting, but he cooled off tonight and wound up deferring to his teammates. He should continue to earn minutes at PF even when Nowitzki is in the lineup, however, and is locked in for top-50 value rest-of-season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:15 pm
  • Doug McDermott hits two 3-pointers in 21 mins
    Doug McDermott logged 21 minutes off the bench during Sunday's blowout loss to the Clippers, scoring six points on 2-of-7 shooting to go with two 3-pointers, one rebound and one turnover.

    Advice: Unless you're in an extremely deep league and absolutely desperate for 3-pointers, McDermott isn't worth owning. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:24 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
  • 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
  • LeBron James scores 29 points in win vs. SA
    LeBron James dominated against the Spurs during a 117-103 win on Saturday, scoring 29 points with five rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two blocks in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Cavs are really scoring a ton in their last four with 115.0 points per game. Their pace actually isn't up, but they are lighting it up in efficiency with a 61.7 true shooting percentage thanks to crushing it at the rim. As for LeBron, he put up No. 6 value in January and his long shooting slump to end 2015 is long gone. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:41 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
  • Chandler Parsons logs first double-double
    Chandler Parsons logged his first double-double of the season during a 91-79 win over the Nets on Friday, posting 19 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He's really becoming a big part of the offense. "I don't think that this is a thing when Parsons gets to 100 percent that we say, 'Hey, Parsons is our go-to guy,'" coach Rick Carlisle said. "I think we have a group of go-to guys, and having that balance is very important." Whatever it is, Parsons has been the No. 8 player in his last six games for standard leagues. He won't be this good, but he should be an early-round guy as long as he's healthy now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:32 pm
  • LeBron James scores 20 points in win
    LeBron James scored 20 points with nine rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one turnover in 36 minutes against the Pistons on Friday during a 114-106 win.

    Advice: He became the youngest player ever to score 26,000 points and beat Kobe Bryant by over a year. James also got into the top 20 all time on the assists list. James stepped it up a bit recently and is putting up top-12 value this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:18 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
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores seven in return
    Kristaps Porzingis returned from an illness on Friday with seven points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He was just missed one-game with the respiratory infection, and he had one of his patented put-back jams tonight. Porzingis looks like a good bet to be a top-50 player going forward and it might help him more if Carmelo Anthony is limited from his knee issue. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:18 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
  • Kristaps Porzingis (illness) will play Friday
    Kristaps Porzingis (respiratory illness) is available to play vs. the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: KP missed Thursday's game and he's "still impacted" by the illness tonight, according to coach Derek Fisher, so he may not be as effective as usual. If Porzingis' minutes are limited, expect to see more of Derrick Williams and Kyle O'Quinn. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:50 pm
  • Melo, Porzingis and Calderon all questionable
    Kristaps Porzingis (illness) is questionable against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: The Knicks said they weren't going to guess on KP's status, so we won't know anything concrete until later this evening. He also did not complain about his illness at Thursday shootaround, so he just started getting sick yesterday. If he can't go, Kyle O'Quinn would likely start and look to build off a massive 32.5 usage rate in his start from Thursday. Derrick Williams should also step up u the second unit. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:30 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Doug McDermott scores 15 off bench
    Doug McDermott played 24 minutes off the bench against the Lakers on Thursday with 15 points, two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played all of his minutes at small forward and made 6-of-15 from the field. Coach Fred Hoiberg said he was considering McBuckets at the four, but it really makes little sense. He's played 15 minutes at the four all season with a lot of that coming in garbage time. He's not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:20 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
  • 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
  • Kristaps Porzingis (illness) out on Thursday
    Kristaps Porzingis (illness) will not play against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: Well, the Knicks are going to need some offense tonight. Lance Thomas and Langston Galloway are already starting, so they will likely have to lean on Derrick Williams a ton tonight. There should be a lot of Robin Lopez and Kevin Seraphin against the Raptors as well. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:13 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
  • Doug McDermott will spend some time at PF
    Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said that Doug McDermott will spend some time at the power forward position with Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy) on the sidelines.

    Advice: Hoiberg also said that Jimmy Butler will be getting some run at the four-spot, but the primary beneficiary of Mirotic's absence is going to be Bobby Portis. While McDermott could have some extra minutes coming his way, he really doesn't do a whole lot aside from score and hit 3-pointers, so he's nothing more than a 3-point specialist in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:56 am
  • 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
  • LeBron James scores 21 points on eight shots
    LeBron James was tremendously efficient in 31 minutes vs. the Suns, scoring 21 points on 7-of-8 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs, with three rebounds, nine assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: The Cavs have been running at the league's third-slowest pace, with 95.0 possessions per game, and coach Tyronn Lue has criticized his team for a lack of proper conditioning. That ultimatum from Lue, combined with LeBron's role as a leader on a team in flux, should all but eliminate the risk of a precautionary DNP-CD in the next few weeks. LBJ is rolling right now, and he'll go back to work vs. the Pistons on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:47 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
  • Chandler Parsons stays hot with 17 points
    Chandler Parsons was solid once again on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, scoring 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting.

    Advice: He's hot right now, and the forward also chipped in with nine boards, four assists and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes. He is averaging 24.0 points, 6.6 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.6 3-pointers over his last five games, and he will try to help the Mavs defeat the Warriors on Wednesday for the second time this season. Parsons is a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:21 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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