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    • C.J. Watson (illness) now questionable
      C.J. Watson is questionable for Saturday against the Nuggets with an illness.

      Advice: He was probable as of Friday with a sinus infection, so a downgrade doesn't sound promising. Watson would be looking at a chance to start, but he hasn't been involved in the offense much since his return. If he's out, Donald Sloan would be worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:02 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Brook Lopez (back) out Sunday vs. Detroit
      Brook Lopez (back) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Detroit Pistons.

      Advice: The fact that he was ruled out so quick is a little worrying, but Lopez has been doing some conditioning work and even did some light basketball activities on Saturday. Lopez is expected to be evaluated on a daily basis so we should know more soon, while Mason Plumlee will continue to be a must-start player until he returns. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:53 am
       
      Injured
    • Jeff Teague (hamstring) doubtful Saturday
      Jeff Teague (hamstring) is still listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: Even if he was active, he would have gotten the Patrick Beverley treatment so owners can go ahead and bench him. Consider him day-to-day for now and expect Dennis Schroder to draw another start. Shelvin Mack will also see some extra run as well, and just scored a career-high 24 points on Wednesday. Both players are worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:55 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Russ Smith recalled from NBA D-League Sat
      Russ Smith was recalled from the NBA D-League on Saturday.

      Advice: Gal Mekel was recently waived, so Smith could potentially see some minutes as a backup point guard. However, he won't see enough minutes to matter in most leagues, so he can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:06 am
    • Nick Young not happy with Steven Adams
      Nick Young was visibly upset after being ejected in the second half of Friday's loss to the Thunder, and is not happy with Thunder center Steven Adams.

      Advice: "I got caught up in the moment, but Adams is a sneaky, dirty player," Young said. "He started talking to me the whole game, but I didn't think I was going to get ejected. I lost my mind a little bit, checked into the crazy house." Swaggy P could be looking at a suspension from the league, and if he has to miss any time Wes Johnson would see a bump in his minutes, while Wayne Ellington could also see a larger role as well. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:48 am
    • Jordan Hill (flu) grabs just two rebounds
      Jordan Hill (illness) played 21 minutes on Friday against the Thunder, but managed just 10 points with two rebounds and one block.

      Advice: Hill has played well enough to be in many lineups this season, but owners may want to get him on the bench until he gets fully on track. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:36 pm
    • Westbrook goes for 31 and 10, 13-of-13 FTs
      Russell Westbrook scored 31 points on 9-of-22 shooting (13-of-13 FTs) with five rebounds, 10 assists and one steal in Friday's win over the Lakers.

      Advice: Westbrook is producing at a top-5 level in 8-cat leagues since his return and a top-8 level in 9-cat formats. With or without Kevin Durant on the court, he could easily continue this pace and he's currently in the MVP conversation. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:31 pm
    • Griffin scores 32, hits 14-of-18 free throws
      Blake Griffin scored 32 points on 9-of-20 shooting (14-of-18 FTs) with 12 rebounds, three assists and one steal in Friday's loss to the Nuggets.

      Advice: Griffin's general performance has improved over the last few weeks but his low rebounding totals have kept him from truly capitalizing on the momentum in fantasy leagues. Hopefully for owners this signals the beginning of a comeback in that regard. Chris Paul went for 17 and 15 with three steals and DeAndre Jordan posted 11 and 14 with three steals and a block. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:21 pm
    • Splitter goes for 14 and six vs. Blazers
      Tiago Splitter scored 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting with six rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes off the bench in Friday's triple-overtime loss.

      Advice: Splitter hasn't broken down any doors but he has quietly played well in his return, but owners can still watch him from the wire in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:03 pm
    • Marc Gasol double-doubles in a loss
      Marc Gasol double-doubled in a loss to the Bulls on Friday with 13 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He made just 5-of-15 from the field and his brother, Pau, made just 2-of-7 for six points. Marc was on a roll in his previous two with 25. points per game, but it's still nice to see him take plenty of shots. He is a top-10 fantasy big man. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:48 pm
    • Aaron Brooks scores 17 in 32 minutes
      Aaron Brooks scored 17 points in a 103-97 win at Memphis on Friday with one rebound, four assists, three 3-pointers and four turnovers.

      Advice: He had three turnovers before scoring or handing out an assists and he really turned it on in the third quarter. Derrick Rose only has an illness, so he should be ready to roll on Monday. Brooks can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:41 pm
    • Chalmers scores 14 points with five assists
      Mario Chalmers scored 14 points on 4-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds and five assists in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Chalmers started tonight and whether he starts or not he's worth holding for his immense upside if Dwyane Wade and others get hurt, which has proven to be a pretty regular thing in Miami this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:36 pm
    • Jodie Meeks can't get it going
      Jodie Meeks could not get it going on Friday with four points, two boards, two assists and one block in 25 minutes.

      Advice: His minutes are increasing, but the performance hasn't been there. Meeks should be able to hold value in standard leagues once he gathers some momentum, so his owners should stick with him unless it's to add a hot free agent. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:11 pm
    • Brandon Jennings scores 22 points
      Brandon Jennings scored 22 points with four rebounds, eight assist, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

      Advice: It was just the third block of the season for Jennings and one of better high-volume shooting games in a long time. Before this game, Jennings was shooting 24.1 percent from the field this month for averages of 6.2 points, 2.6 boards, 6.9 dimes and 0.3 steals. That was his low point, but he's not going to be a fantasy savior this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:07 pm
    • Bang the Drummond: James Johnson throws 1 down
      James Johnson had one of the best dunks of the year on Andre Drummond on Friday, finishing with 12 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one block in 29 minutes.

      Advice: "That was nasty, right? I cocked that joint back and banged on him," Johnson said. Yes, James. Yes it was. Johnson also picked up some playing time and could see more action with Landry Fields (head) getting hurt. He hasn't seen much playing time, but his upside makes him worth watching. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:48 pm
    • Nick Young gets tossed for flagrant 2 foul
      Nick Young was ejected in the second half on Friday for a flagrant 2 foul.

      Advice: He elbowed Steven Adams in the throat and this was an easy call for the refs. Young could be looking at a suspension from this one, so Wes Johnson and Wayne Ellington may see more playing time on Sunday. Swaggy P finished with 11 points, two rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:32 pm
    • Jordan Hill officially starting
      Jordan Hill is starting against the Thunder.

      Advice: He is on a minutes limit tonight, so there might be a few more minutes of Robert Sacre. Hill is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:34 pm
    • C.J. Watson (illness) is probable for Sat
      C.J. Watson (illness) is probable to play against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: He did not finish practice and has been ill since Wednesday. Watson should be fine, but his fantasy value is about to take a hit with George Hill almost ready to go. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:42 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Mario Chalmers starting, Norris Cole benched
      Mario Chalmers will start at point guard on Friday night against the Wizards.

      Advice: The move is a little overdue with Norris Cole not playing well. Chalmers is going to do a lot of work as a shooter as Dwyane Wade handles the ball, but his upside in treys and steals will make him worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:16 pm
    • Jeff Teague (hamstring) doubtful for Saturday
      Jeff Teague (hamstring) is doubtful to play on Saturday against the Rockets.

      Advice: It's clear the Hawks are not going to rush him back, which makes sense considering how many players have aggravated their hamstring strains this season -- David Lee and Patrick Beverley, for example. His fantasy owners should just bench him and expect him back next week. Dennis Schroder gets a date with Patrick Beverley while Shelvin Mack will also get some run. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:23 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Jordan Hill expected to start with minutes limit
      Jordan Hill (illness) is expected to start against the Thunder on Friday.

      Advice: He is expected to have a limitation on his minutes. Hill has been sick for the past two days and was not at shootaround. His owners will want to check back and may want to consider him benching him considering this is a late game. If he's out, Robert Sacre will likely pick up his minutes while Ed Davis may also play a little more. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:22 am
    • Russell Westbrook scores 33 points in loss
      Russell Westbrook scored 33 points against the Warriors on Thursday on 11-of-30 from the field and 8-of-12 from the line, adding three rebounds, eight assists, two steals, six turnovers and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: It was the Russell Westbrook Show -- a great show, by the way -- in the second half as he posted a ridiculous usage rate of 46.5 to go with an assist percentage of 27.3. Westbrook is easily of the best players in the league and all of his naysayers have decided to hide out for a while. He can stuff a stat sheet like only a few others can and should be viewed as a first-round asset in standard leagues. He might be the best player for Daily Fantasy Sites this side of Anthony Davis. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:44 pm
    • Aaron Brooks scores 18 off the bench
      Aaron Brooks played 25 minutes off the bench against the Knicks on Thursday with 18 points, two rebounds, five assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: Derrick Rose (illness) is not traveling with the Bulls for Friday, so chances are Brooks has another game ready to go on Friday. Although, it's not going to be as great of a matchup against the Grizzlies, but he's still worth a look for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:27 pm
    • Jordan Hill (illness) probable for Friday
      Jordan Hill (upper respiratory infection) did not practice on Thursday, but he is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. OKC.

      Advice: This is Hill's second consecutive missed practice, but he doesn't appear to be in jeopardy of missing Friday's game. Still, owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Friday's tip, and if he's unable to go, Robert Sacre, Ed Davis, and Carlos Boozer will help fill the void. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:24 pm
    • Blake Griffin torches Pacers for 31 & 16
      Blake Griffin hit 11-of-27 shots for 31 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and a steal in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: His field goal percentage wasn't good, but he did hit 9-of-13 free throws and had a big line. His free throw shooting has greatly improved, and his fantasy value as followed as a result. Congratulations if you drafted him this year. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:48 pm
    • C.J. Watson goes for 12 & 4 in start
      C.J. Watson had 12 points, four assists and five turnovers on 3-of-9 shooting in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: CJW is likely going to continue to start until George Hill is ready to play again, so he's worth holding until we see Hill back on the floor after his knee injury. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:36 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Marc Gasol hits buzzer-beater, scores 26
      Marc Gasol hit a 3-pointer off the glass at the buzzer to send Wednesday's game to overtime, finishing with 26 points, nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 46 minutes.

      Advice: The Grizzlies pulled out a huge 117-116 win in triple overtime and are suddenly the hottest team in the NBA after back-to-back wins against the Warriors and the defending champs. As for Gasol, his knee injury is behind him as he makes a case for MVP. He's flirting with first-round value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:38 pm
    • Mario Chalmers struggles in 32 minutes
      Mario Chalmers came off the bench for 11 points, one rebound, zero assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 3-of-13 shooting in 32 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Chalmers has been quiet since the return of Dwyane Wade, but Norris Cole played just 17 minutes tonight and had one point and zero assists. If Chalmers can reclaim the starting job from Cole, which could be coming, he'll be a must-own player going forward. Just hang onto him for now, if you own him. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:12 pm
    • Tiago Splitter returns off the bench
      Tiago Splitter returned to action on Wednesday with four points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He probably has a minutes cap because of all the problems he's dealt with in his lower leg. Splitter has played well in his small amount of playing time, but he's still not going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:03 pm
    • Meeks, KCP both quiet for Pistons
      Jodie Meeks came off the bench for nine points and a 3-pointer on 2-of-8 shooting in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Starter Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played a little better than normal tonight with 14 points and three 3-pointers on 5-of-15 shooting in 28 minutes. But once Meeks is healthy and rolling, these two are probably going to split minutes, making both of them tough to use on a regular basis in fantasy. Meeks scored 20 on Monday, but a lot of that came in garbage time. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:58 pm
    • Brandon Jennings hits 5-of-14 shots
      Brandon Jennings hit just 5-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds and seven assists in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: The Pistons are going to have trouble winning games unless they get better play out of their point guard. He had scored in single digits in seven straight games before tonight's "breakthrough," and is now averaging just 6.2 points and 6.2 assists on 29 percent shooting over his last five. Yuck. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:53 pm
    • C.J. Watson will start against the Clippers
      C.J. Watson (illness) will start against the Clippers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He missed shootaround due to an illness, but it sounds like he's good to go based on the starting distinction. Watson has been inconsistent on the season, averaging 11.2 points, 4.4 assists and 1.2 triples in 25.0 minutes. He's worth owning in deeper leagues until George Hill (knee) is back. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:05 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Jeff Teague ruled out on Wednesday night
      Jeff Teague (hamstring) will not play on Wednesday night against the Cavs.

      Advice: He could miss additional time with the Hawks in the playoff hunt and all the hamstring aggravations this season. While Teague is out, Dennis Schroder is going to be a lot of fun to watch while Shelvin Mack also gets some extra playing time. Schroder is a very attractive daily play tonight and is worth a look for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:42 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Jordan Hill (illness) misses practice on Wed
      Jordan Hill (illness) did not practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Lakers are off until Friday, so Hill should be ready to go. He's been able to stay healthy this season despite the massive increase to 30.1 minutes per game. If for some reason he's not ready to play, the Lakers will have to come up with a patchwork group of Robert Sacre, Ed Davis and Carlos Boozer to help out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:32 pm
    • C.J. Watson (illness) is questionable vs. LAC
      C.J. Watson was not at shootaround and is questionable to face the Clippers on Wednesday due to a sinus infection.

      Advice: He has been playing around 30 minutes per night before taking garbage time into account, so the Pacers would have a big hole to fill. Donald Sloan would pick up some extra playing time while Rodney Stuckey's minutes would be extremely safe. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:19 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Budenholzer will monitor Jeff Teague
      Coach Mike Budenholzer said on Wednesday that the Hawks will "monitor [Jeff Teague] (hamstring, doubtful) over the next day or so and hope for the best."

      Advice: It sounds like he's out for tonight against the Cavs, but the Hawks are off until Saturday following tonight. Dennis Schroder is the favorite to pick up value, and his usage rate of 25.5 to go with a 32.4 assist percentage while he's out there bode very well for his outlook tonight. Shelvin Mack will also see a boost. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:20 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Jeff Teague (hamstring) is doubtful Wednesday
      Jeff Teague (hamstring) is considered doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Teague is said to be dealing with a left hamstring strain, and reportedly suffered the injury in Monday's game vs. the Bulls. Owners will want to check back prior to tip-off to confirm this news, but it appears that Dennis Schroder will likely get the nod in the starting lineup Wednesday. Owners in deeper leagues should pick up Schroder as a speculative add for short-term value, and should also give him a look as a sneaky daily plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:22 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Tiago Splitter (calf) will play on Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will play on Wednesday vs. Memphis.

      Advice: The team made it clear that he was simply rested on Monday, and he did not aggravate his calf injury. That is great news for the Spurs, as they could really use Splitter's size against Marc Gasol Wednesday. However, Splitter is still being eased back into the rotation and can be ignored in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:45 am
    • Jodie Meeks is shaking off of the rust
      Jodie Meeks has been rusty since returning from an extended absence on the sidelines, but looks to build on Monday's performance after scoring 20 points in a loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: He scored 18 of his 20 points in garbage time Monday, but coach Stan Van Gundy left him in the game to shake the rust off. "I felt like I got into a bit of a rhythm," Meeks said. "It is only my third game back, so I have to take it day by day and, when I'm open, shoot it with confidence." Meeks has the ability to consistently knock down 3-pointers while also contributing assists and steals, so he should be owned in all standard leagues. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's spot in the starting lineup could soon be in jeopardy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:38 am
    • Russell Westbrook scores 32 points Tuesday
      Russell Westbrook scored 32 points on 11-of-20 shooting in Tuesday's win vs. the Kings, adding six boards, seven assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Westbrook has had at least 20 points, five boards, and five assists over his last nine games, and has played his way into MVP consideration. He has been the best player on the Thunder this season, and is doing a fine job propelling the Thunder until Kevin Durant regains his previous form. Continue to expect big things from Westbrook as the Thunder edge closer to a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:08 pm
    • Mario Chalmers plays well off bench Tuesday
      Mario Chalmers played well in Tuesday's win against the Nets, scoring 10 points to go with seven boards, five assists and four steals in 31 minutes.

      Advice: Chalmers is tough to own when Dwyane Wade is active, but tonight was an exception. Mario was excellent on both ends of the floor and the four steals illustrates why he is so valuable in fantasy. He also shot 6-of-6 from the free throw line on the night, despite turning the ball over three times. He should be owned in all leagues, and will become a must-start player if Norris Cole goes down with an injury. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:01 pm
    • Marc Gasol stays hot as Grizzlies stop GSW
      Marc Gasol hit 11-of-21 shots for 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a block in Tuesday's impressive 105-98 win over the streaking Warriors.

      Advice: Gasol is a legit MVP candidate this season for the 20-4 Grizzlies, and is averaging 19.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.1 steals, 1.7 blocks, and is shooting 50 percent from the floor and 84 percent from the line. He might have had a tougher time tonight had Andrew Bogut been playing (and at 100 percent), but the Grizzlies caught a small break by not having to face GSW's defensive anchor. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:40 pm
    • Jennings plays just 24 minutes on Monday
      Brandon Jennings scored six points on 2-of-6 shooting with one rebound, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes on Monday.

      Advice: Jennings started the season in the dumps, got red hot, and is now back in the dumps. He's worth holding to see if the situation works itself out, but Jodie Meeks' return has added another ballhandler for Stan Van Gundy to spell Jennings with. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:04 am
    • Meeks scores 20 points with three treys
      Jodie Meeks scored 20 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 5-of-10 shots (3-of-5 3PTs, 7-of-7 FTs) with one rebound, four assists and two steals in 30 minutes.

      Advice: The Pistons love Meeks and they don't like a lot of the other guys on the roster so you can do the math. Look for him to handle the ball, hit threes, steal the ball and he should be owned in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:01 am
    • Blake Griffin posts 18-7-7 line in blowout
      Blake Griffin scored 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block in Monday's blowout win over the Pistons.

      Advice: Griffin has rehabilitated his season-long value into the top 50-60 range and he's been a solid top-30 play over the last two weeks. It wouldn't be surprising if he continues along that trajectory. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:00 am
    • Johnson posts balanced line on Monday
      James Johnson scored eight points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 21 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: Johnson has returned late-round value while DeMar DeRozan has been out and this line only strengthens that case. Just know he'll struggle to hang on whenever DeRozan returns. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:26 pm
    • Watson scores 12 points with four assists
      C.J. Watson scored 12 points on 3-of-3 shooting (6-of-7 FTs) with zero rebounds, four assists and two steals over 23 minutes in Monday's blowout win.

      Advice: Watson's line wouldn't have had as many holes if he played the full amount, but looking forward George Hill's eventual return will steal away his upside. Tonight's minutes will probably look pretty familiar when that happens though, so he could retain low-end value in 12-16 team leagues at that point. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:26 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Young scores 18 points with two threes
      Nick Young hit 6-of-12 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in Monday's blowout loss.

      Advice: Young hit 4-of-4 free throws and logged 23 minutes. The defensive stats are a nice bonus and he is a nice top 80-120 value (9/8 cat) when on the floor this year. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:56 pm
    • Tiago Splitter out on Monday night
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will not play against the Blazers on Monday.

      Advice: The team is calling it "right calf rehabilitation,"so it's not an aggravation. Splitter needed about six weeks to get over his calf strain from the first week of the season and the Spurs are going to take it easy on him. While he's out, expect Aron Baynes to get some extra work. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:43 pm
    • Brook Lopez to be reevaluated on Saturday
      Brook Lopez (back) will be reevalutaed on Saturday.

      Advice: Lopez has entered the "conditioning part" of his rehab process, and the Nets are being purposely vague with his timeline to return in order to prevent the idea he's had a setback of any kind. An absolute nightmare to own, Lopez will be out at least three more games. The earliest he could possibly return is Sunday. Mason Plumlee and Kevin Garnett will continue to pick up the slack, with Mirza Teletovic (hip) also helping when healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:30 am
       
      Injured
    • Westbrook shooting career-high from field
      Russell Westbrook is shooting a career-high 48.9 percent from the field and a career-high 35.7 percent from behind the 3-point line.

      Advice: Westbrook has been on an absolute tear this season, and he's doing it with improved efficiency. Westbrook is averaging a ridiculous 25.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 6.8 assists to go along with 1.7 steals and 1.0 3-pointers per game. The only knock on him currently is his 4.1 turnovers per game, but considering the stats he's piling up in an average of just 29.5 minutes, none of his owners are complaining. Let Westbrook be Westbrook. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:29 am
    • Tiago Splitter logs 20 minutes as starting C
      Tiago Splitter made his first start of the season on Sunday, playing 20 minutes to finish with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover.

      Advice: Splitter missed 20 of the Spurs' first 21 games this season and it's predictable that San Antonio wouldn't overload him with minutes upon his return -- he's only been in the NBA for five years but he's 29 years old. That said, his per-minute production is enviable and he should still hold value for deep-league owners in need of FG percentage, rebounds and blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:58 pm
    • Nick Young held to seven points in 24 minutes
      Nick Young was limited to seven points in 24 minutes off the bench in Sunday's road win, making 2-of-9 shots with one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He added just one rebound with two steals and wouldn't be worth owning if he didn't score at a prodigious clip -- fortunately for his owners, he'd averaged 17.7 points over the Lakers' past nine games. Young's offensive firepower is essential for the Lakers as the season progresses, making him a worthwhile player to own in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:08 pm
    • Russell Westbrook nearly triple-doubles Sun
      Russell Westbrook nearly triple-doubled in Sunday's win against the Suns, finishing with 28 points, eight boards, eight assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

      Advice: If this game wasn't over so quickly, he would have easily been able to notch the coveted triple-double. Instead, he was able to comfortably watch the game end from the sidelines as the Thunder destroyed the Suns. He made all 13 of his shot attempts from the free throw line and was an animal on both ends of the court all night. The Thunder are in a heated playoff race and Westbrook looks poised to put them on his back. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:41 pm
    • Tiago Splitter replaces Matt Bonner on Sunday
      Tiago Splitter will draw the start for the Spurs against the Nuggets on Sunday, replacing Matt Bonner.

      Advice: Splitter likely won't play very many minutes as the Spurs ease him back into action, but owners in deep leagues should monitor him in case he gets hot. The Spurs change their lineups often, so this likely won't be a permanent move. Bonner, however, shouldn't be owned in almost any league and this news solidifies that. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:00 pm
    • Scott calls coaching Nick Young 'interesting'
      Lakers' head coach Byron Scott described coaching Nick Young as an "interesting" experience, but also "fun."

      Advice: "He cares about winning," Scott said. "That’s the thing I love about him the most. He’s a player that likes to play around and have fun and practice and enjoys playing... But when we lose games, he takes it pretty hard. That’s very important." Swaggy P, or I.D.M. (I don't miss) has been a bright spot for LA this season, and is currently averaging 15.7 points and 2.5 three-pointers per game. He's worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:07 pm
    • Jodie Meeks plays 20 minutes on Saturday
      Jodie Meeks played 20 minutes against the Kings on Saturday with six points, two rebounds, two assists and four steals.

      Advice: The Pistons are 2-0 with Meeks, but he hasn't played well. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is not untouchable and the two are sharing minutes, so it's fair to expect their minutes to flip-flop soon. Meeks is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:42 pm
    • Brandon Jennings doesn't play in fourth
      Brandon Jennings did not play in the fourth quarter against the Kings on Saturday, finishing with three points, one rebound, eight assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He didn't play in the second quarter either. Coach Stan Van Gundy has lost faith in Jennings multiple times this season, so this isn't a surprise. His fantasy owners are not going to enjoy owning him and he's outside of the top 120 for per-game value on the season in standard leagues. He's worth owning, though. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:40 pm
    • Jeff Teague scores 24 points with eight dimes
      Jeff Teague scored a game-high 24 points against the Magic during a 100-99 loss on Saturday, adding three rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He had a mini-slump coming into tonight, averaging just 8.5 points per game. Teague's offense has come around and he's improved off the dribble a ton, so there's no signs of him regressing. He's been a top-30 player on the season and should stay in that neighborhood, especially considering how well he's playing with Al Horford. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:58 pm
       
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      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • C.J. Watson scores 23 points in 33 minutes
      C.J. Watson had his best game of the season on Saturday with 23 points, one rebound, five assists and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He made just 37.1 percent from the field this season before tonight, but buried 8-of-11 in a losing effort. His minutes have been on the rise and he should be able to keep his minutes in the mid 20s even when George Hill gets back. He's worth a look for owners need treys. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:18 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Brook Lopez (back) out again on Saturday
      Brook Lopez (back) will not play in Saturday's game against the Hornets.

      Advice: No surprise here as Lopez wasn't expected to play this week anyway as he tries to recover from a lower back strain. He is said to be targeting a return to the lineup next week but until then Mason Plumlee will continue to play big minutes and is worth a look in all leagues for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:34 am
       
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    • Nick Young sprinkles swagger all over SA
      Nick Young hit 9-of-14 shots (including a crazy game-winner), six threes and hit all five of his free throws to finish with 29 points on Friday against the Spurs.

      Advice: We'll spare you all the Swaggy quotes from after the game because you're going to hear them everywhere else for a few days. Let's just say the man doesn't lack confidence and he makes a depressing basketball team much easier to watch. And he should be owned in all formats based on his solid late-round value when on the floor this year. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:48 am
    • Chalmers quiet on 1-of-7 shooting night
      Mario Chalmers hit just 1-of-7 shots (including a three) for four points, three rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: We know how Dwyane Wade essentially ruins things for Chalmers, but he has been worth owning on the whole this year and his upside when Wade goes out is worth the roster slot. At least for now. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:31 am
    • Jennings goes for eight and four
      Brandon Jennings scored just eight points on 4-of-13 shooting with four assists and one steal in Friday's win.

      Advice: Jennings is probably going to be up and down all season so owners should try to take the long view with him, which after this most recent cold streak has shoved him down to a top 100-125 level (8/9 cat). He'll probably head back to the border between mid and late round value here when he bounces back, but owners will also want to see if Jodie Meeks steals some touches from him initiating the offense. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:07 pm
    • Meeks scores 12 points in season debut
      Jodie Meeks (back) scored 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting with one rebound, one assists and one steal in 22 minutes off the bench in his season debut on Friday.

      Advice: Stan Van Gundy said after the game that he is going to use Meeks on the ball this year and though we didn't see it last night, we did see that in L.A. last year and SVG obviously thought enough of Meeks to overpay him this summer. He looked good tonight and he's going to be relied upon to turn things around in Detroit, so owners would be wise to give him a very hard look and try to add him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:02 pm
    • Marc Gasol blocks six shots, scores 19
      Marc Gasol blocked a season-high six shots against the Hornets on Friday with 19 points, three rebounds, five assists and two steals in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He held Al Jefferson to just 7-of-21 from the field and blocked him three times tonight. Gasol dropped 30 points on Tuesday night in his last game and that knee concern from last week has been put to bed. He's an elite fantasy big man and is going to get paid this summer. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:38 pm
    • Westbrook still on a tear with 34-6-6
      Russell Westbrook continued his tear with 34 points on 12-of-19 shooting (2-of-3 3PTs, 8-of-9 FTs), six rebounds, six assists and two steals in Friday's win over the Wolves.

      Advice: Westbrook has yet to have a game this season in which he hasn't put up 20 points, five boards and five assists. Our only concern is that he continues to jam like a madman with his still-recovering right hand and nobody in Oklahoma City has the fortitude to demand he stop for a few weeks. He's the No. 7 and 16 play in 8- and 9-cat leagues on a per-game basis, respectively. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:32 pm
    • Johnson scores 13 points in 15 minutes
      James Johnson scored 13 points in 15 minutes on Friday, hitting 6-of-9 shots (including a three) with three rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: Johnson hasn't exactly been a world beater over the last two weeks but he's a top 100-125 play over that span (9/8 cat), averaging 9.9 points with 4.4 boards, 59.3 percent field goals and 2.1 combined threes, steals and blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:11 pm
    • Watson posts solid line in start at the point
      C.J. Watson started at point guard in Friday's loss, scoring 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Watson has been knocking off the rust for the most part since returning to action but this is a nice look for him. He's worth a hard look for a chance at solid late-round value while George Hill is out. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:54 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Jeff Teague turns it around in a win
      Jeff Teague turned it around during an 87-81 win over the Magic on Friday, scoring 13 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Hawks are on fire and have won nine in a row to vault themselves to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. Teague has been on a roller coaster in his last five with averages of 12.2 points, 3.0 boards, 6.0 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.0 triples. He's a must-start guy right now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:42 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • Brooks hits 8-of-10 shots for 17 points
      Aaron Brooks scored 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds and four assists in just 17 minutes on Friday.

      Advice: Brooks hasn't played well enough to be on rosters in most 12-14 team formats, and tonight's minutes are right in line with the 17-18 mpg he has played for the last two weeks. If he can string some bigger outings together we'll let you know. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:41 pm
    • Blake Griffin finally has a down game
      Blake Griffin was held in check against the Wizards on Friday with 14 points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He averaged 24.3 points per game over his previous 10, including a 45-point night on Monday. Griffin was just 6-of-13 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line tonight, so this was one of his lowest usage rates of the season. He'll be fine and will likely torch the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:13 pm
    • C.J. Watson will start on Friday vs. Toronto
      C.J. Watson will enter the starting lineup on Friday, with Rodney Stuckey shifting over to SG, and Solomon Hill headed to the bench.

      Advice: Watson will be tasked with running the Pacers' offense, but he's a risky play in daily leagues due to his hit-or-miss nature. Stuckey could benefit by moving to his natural position of shooting guard, and he has a decent matchup vs. the Raptors tonight. Watson is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues, as George Hill is still not close to making a return. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:08 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Russell Westbrook scores 26 points in win
      Russell Westbrook was everywhere against the Cavs on Thursday with 26 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He is co-existing just fine with Kevin Durant and is still posting a usage rate of 35.9 in his last five games since Durant debuted, which is only a shade below where he was before. Westbrook is the only player to have a usage rate greater than 30 and an assist percentage over 40 -- he's at 37.3 and 44.6, respectively. No player in the NBA is the offensive weapon that Westbrook is and he'll have elite fantasy value as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:22 pm
    • Brook Lopez (back) out Friday vs. 76ers
      Brook Lopez (back) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the 76ers, as expected.

      Advice: Mason Plumlee will likely draw the start in a favorable matchup vs. the 76ers, and he could make for a nice low-budget plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:12 pm
       
      Injured
    • Brook Lopez misses practice on Thursday
      Brook Lopez (back) was unable to practice on Thursday.

      Advice: Lopez isn't expected to play against the 76ers on Friday due to his lower back strain, so this news isn't a huge shock. With Kevin Garnett (foot) and Mirza Teletovic (hip) nursing injuries, Mason Plumlee, Jerome Jordan, Cory Jefferson, and Brandon Davies may get some extra run Friday night. None would be must-starts in standard fantasy leagues, however. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:38 am
       
      Injured
    • Jordan Hill wants to attempt more treys
      Jordan Hill is trying to expand on his range and wants to attempt more three-pointers.

      Advice: Hill has only attempted 11 three-pointers in his six-year NBA career, but he's not letting that hurt his confidence. "If I took 100 3s right now, I would say I could make close to 50," Hill said. "Probably 40." Hill's targeted percentages would put him among the league leaders, but his fantasy owners will have to settle for his relatively inconsistent rebounding numbers until he decides to unleash his inner Kyle Korver. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:21 am
    • Jodie Meeks expected to play Friday vs Suns
      Jodie Meeks (back) is expected to play against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: Meeks practiced again on Thursday while Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy added that he has, "no expectations, but we'll run him out there." Meeks will likely be eased back into the fold and split minutes with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, but he's worth a flier in standard fantasy leagues for this three-point shooting prowess. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:28 am
    • Tiago Splitter plays eight minutes vs. Knicks
      Tiago Splitter played eight minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday with three points, one rebound, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: Not a bad start with the blocks and Splitter should have decent per-minute value. The problem is that the Spurs are going to keep his minutes in check because they don't want Splitter to aggravate his calf issue. He won't be worth owning in most leagues for a bit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:25 pm
    • Jeff Teague scores just four points in Wed.
      Jeff Teague made just 1-of-5 against the 76ers on Wednesday with four points, one rebound, six assists, two steals and two turnovers.

      Advice: This is a very disappointing game in what should have been a great matchup for him. This was fourth single-digit scoring game in his last seven and his first game without a trey since Nov. 25. Teague should turn it around against the Magic on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:23 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Hou
    • C.J. Watson goes for 8 & 7 in 28 minutes
      C.J. Watson hit just 1-of-7 shots for eight points, seven assists and two steals in 28 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: He came off the bench, but given how poorly some of the Pacer starters have played lately, it's not out of the question that CJW is starting soon. He'll take a hit once George Hill is back, and has been pretty inconsistent thus far, but after the Pacer starters were benched tonight, things could be changing in Indy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:59 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Blake Griffin double-doubles in win
      Blake Griffin hit 7-of-17 shots and 3-of-4 free throws for 17 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two blocks in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: Griffin has blocked four shots in his last five games and is shooting 79 percent from the line over that stretch. Those used to be two of his Achilles heels, but that no longer seems to be the case, giving him the potential for first-round value for the first time in his career. And by the way, the Clippers have now won nine straight games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:06 pm
    • Tiago Splitter getting 8-12 minutes
      Tiago Splitter will play 8-12 minutes on Wednesday against the Knicks.

      Advice: It'll be his first game in the lineup all season. Splitter has dealt with calf issues for much of the past two seasons and the Spurs are going to be careful. If Tim Duncan sits, Aron Baynes is the preferred big-man play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:10 pm
    • Tiago Splitter is probable on Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) is probable to face the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: It will be his season debut and the Spurs are more inclined to play him now with Kawhi Leonard (hand) out. Splitter wasn't great last season, so fantasy owners should just take a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:49 pm
    • Jodie Meeks goes through full practice
      Jodie Meeks (back) went through a full practice on Wednesday and is on track to play on Friday.

      Advice: The Pistons are dying for a shooter with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope struggling. They overpaid for Meeks in the offseason and with their current need for scoring, he could bury a couple treys per game. If you need some triples and steals on your team, go ahead and give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:52 am
    • Tiago Splitter (calf) could return Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) could return for Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: Splitter has seen just 10 minutes of action this season, so it is a sure bet that the Spurs will bring him along very slowly. Outside of extremely deep leagues, Splitter won't be an asset for the foreseeable future, but his return could dampen the value of Boris Diaw and the physical bruiser they call Aron Baynes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:17 am
    • Brook Lopez (back) out on Wednesday
      Brook Lopez (back) will miss Wednesday's game vs. Chicago as expected.

      Advice: He is expected to sit out the entire week after an MRI revealed that he had a lower back strain. Lopez can't seem to catch a break as he has been of the most injury-prone players in the league. Owners will have no choice but to bench him until we get a positive report, while Mirza Teletovic (hip), who is questionable on Wednesday, will be the biggest beneficiary if he is able to play. Mason Plumlee will also see a boost in playing time and is worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:50 am
       
      Injured
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