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    • Nene will play against the Raptors on Sat
      Nene (foot) will play against the Raptors on Saturday.

      Advice: He missed Wednesday for precautionary reasons and should get his normal amount of playing time. Nene and Kris Humphries will split the minutes at power forward. Rotoworld.com
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      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Jared Sullinger to take more shots?
      Jared Sullinger said that coach Brad Stevens asked him to take more shots.

      Advice: There's been a noticeable increase in his attempts, but he's not shooting the ball well. In his last eight games, Sullinger posted a usage rate of 28.0 with averages of 15.9 points, 8.3 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.0 treys on 41.0 percent from the field. With Kelly Olynyk (ankle) out, Sully should put up bigger numbers. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:25 am
    • Carmelo Anthony thinks he will play Sunday
      Carmelo Anthony said that he thinks he will play against the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: He was able to play in a back-to-back set on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, but the Knicks likely won't risk him if he's not feeling up to it. We will leave Anthony off the injury report for now, but his owners will want to check back after shootaround Sunday morning for the latest updates. Expect Lance Thomas and Tim Hardaway Jr. to benefit the most if Melo sits. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:40 am
    • Cavaliers to pick up Timofey Mozgov's option
      The Cavaliers will pick up Timofey Mosgov's $4.9 million team option for next season according to Sportando.

      Advice: Mozgov is literally a huge reason why the Cavaliers have had so much success in recent weeks, and the decision to bring him back couldn't have been any easier. Mozgov is going to be a double-double threat every night from here on out, so he is going to be worth owing in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:28 am
    • Kevin Durant (toe) is a game-time decision
      Kevin Durant was a partial participant at shootaround on Saturday morning, and he will be a game-time decision against Memphis.

      Advice: He has been sidelined for the past two games due to his sprained toe, but a huge matchup against Memphis could prove too tempting for him not to play. Durant's owners will have to check back for official confirmation prior to tip-off, but he certainly belongs in all lineups is if he's activated. If Durant sits, expect Perry Jones to draw another start, but Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka are the true beneficiaries if that's the case. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:18 am
       
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      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Mike Conley (wrist) still probable for Sat
      Mike Conley (wrist) participated in shootaround on Saturday morning, and is still listed as probable to play against the Thunder.

      Advice: He hasn't been able to play in the Grizzlies' last two games, so there's a good chance that they keep a close eye on his minutes. Conley is also going to have to chase Russell Westbrook around the court all game, so owners in daily leagues may want to look elsewhere. If Conley ends up sitting as a precaution, Beno Udrih will stay relevant for a little bit longer. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:10 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Luis Scola (rest) will be active vs. Kings
      Luis Scola (rest) will be active against the Kings on Saturday.

      Advice: Scola was a healthy scratch on Thursday so that he could get some extra rest, but he will have to step back into the rotation vs. the Kings now that Lavoy Allen has been ruled out with a sore knee. However, considering that Scola has been a major disappointment this season, owners outside of deeper leagues should look the other way. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:50 am
    • Green gets his first DNP of the season
      Gerald Green got his first DNP-CD of the season on Friday against the Bulls.

      Advice: Green was not hurt and he also said it was surprising, but looking somewhat jovial on the bench compared to the usual display of unhappiness when benched it was curious to say the least. Jeff Hornacek said he could very well get tapped next game and it wouldn't be surprising if he got a few extra looks. His body of work on the year suggests he should be owned in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:02 am
    • Noah posts productive line in loss to Suns
      Joakim Noah backed up a very good night on Thursday with a solid outing on Friday against the Suns, scoring nine points on 3-of-8 shooting with 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and two blocks in 33 minutes.

      Advice: As Noah builds a foundation since returning from injury owners will want to step up their efforts to sell him high. Between his injury risk and the fact he's not needed to handle the ball so much this year, he's simply in a different tax bracket than his public perception would suggest. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:59 pm
    • Brooks scores 21 points off the bench
      Aaron Brooks scored 21 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 8-of-13 shots (including three treys) with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Brooks has flown under the radar and now has a month of top-100 value under his belt. During that 17-game span he has averaged 12.5 points, 2.1 threes, 2.2 boards, 2.2 assists with 1.0 combined steals and blocks. He's shooting a bit high at 44.7 percent in that span, but that's his field goal percentage for the year (41.7 percent career). His role seems tenuous and things could change, but those numbers are worthy of a pickup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:45 pm
    • Ennis scores 15 points in 32 minutes
      James Ennis scored 15 points off the bench on Friday, with four rebounds and three treys in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Ennis did not record a steal or block and he did this with Luol Deng (calf) and Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out. Of course, the Heat look like a team that could deal with injuries and/or tanking down the stretch, so owners should keep an eye on Ennis as the season goes. For now, there's still not a lot to grab onto in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:04 pm
    • Villanueva scores seson-high 20 points
      Charlie Villanueva scored a season-high 20 points off the bench on Friday, hitting six threes with five rebounds and one block in 23 minutes.

      Advice: Villanueva had a few nice games earlier in the month but has been dead quiet ever since. If he can parlay this into a few nice outings in a row we'll let you know. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:58 pm
    • Barnes struggles on Friday vs. Pelicans
      Matt Barnes was quiet on Friday against the Pelicans, hitting just 2-of-8 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds and no other stats in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Barnes has been playing at a mid-round level and owners shouldn't think about dropping him after a relatively isolated dud. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:28 pm
    • LeBron plays through wrist injury on Friday
      LeBron James played through his right (shooting) wrist injury in the Cavs' 101-90 win over the Kings on Friday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, seven assists, four steals, two blocks and six turnovers.

      Advice: James appeared to aggravate his wrist injury during a fall but he appears to be able to play through it so owners can cautiously expect this to pass. Timofey Mozgov added seven points, eight boards, one steal and three blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:18 pm
    • Love picks on hapless Kings with 23 & 10
      Kevin Love scored 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting (including two threes) with 10 rebounds and three assists in Friday's win over the Kings.

      Advice: Love took advantage of a checked-out opponent but given all of the nagging injuries and general disappointment this season, who cares? If you're tired of Love this might be a good moment to sell high. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:10 pm
    • LeBron James (wrist) will play vs. Kings
      LeBron James (wrist) will play against the Kings on Friday.

      Advice: Well, most DFS owners can change their plans now. James usually doesn't play limited minutes, so his fantasy owners can plug him back in. If you were expecting Kyrie Irving to have another 55-point game, it's a little less likely now. J.R. Smith also takes a hit here. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:47 pm
    • Mike Conley (wrist) probable for Saturday
      Mike Conley (wrist) is probable to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

      Advice: It's nice to see the Grizzlies will get their star point guard back, but they didn't miss him in their last two games. Conley should have his hands full in what should be a great game on Saturday night. If you added Beno Udrih, you can let him loose. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:44 pm
       
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      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • LeBron James (wrist) a game-time decision Fri
      LeBron James (wrist) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: LeBron is going to go through a pregame evaluation, which could change things, but he is still considered doubtful for tonight's game. If James sits, Shawn Marion will likely draw another start at SF, but the main beneficiaries of his absence will be Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. J.R. Smith will also have some more opportunities to create on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:52 pm
    • Nene (foot) back at practice on Friday
      Nene (foot) did practice on Friday and is expected to play on Saturday against the Raptors.

      Advice: He rested on Wednesday on the second game of a back-to-back set and coach Randy Wittman said it was precautionary. Nene will get a few more rest days throughout the season, so he's going to be tough to own in standard leagues. If you grabbed Kris Humphries because of Nene's absence from Wednesday, you might want to adjust your expectations. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:32 am
       
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      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Mike Conley (wrist) status uncertain for Sat.
      Head coach Dave Joerger said Mike Conley's status for Saturday's game vs. OKC is still unknown at this point.

      Advice: Conley has missed the past two games with a wrist injury, and the Grizzlies continue to be sparse with providing updates on his status. We should get another update on Conley after Saturday morning's shootaround, and if he's again unavailable, it will be Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes splitting minutes at point guard. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:13 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Luis Scola (rest) doubtful for Saturday
      Luis Scola (rest) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: With Lavoy Allen (knee) being listed as questionable, there's a chance Frank Vogel is forced to bring Scola back into the rotation. However, Scola wasn't even able to carve out standard league value as a starter for Indiana, so he's not going to be an option in most leagues as a reserve. Chris Copeland figures to be the primary big off the bench if both Allen and Scola are unavailable on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:08 am
    • LeBron James (wrist) doubtful for Friday
      LeBron James (wrist) was a limited participant during shootaround, and he remains doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: James has been taking more time off than usual this season, and that has to be frustrating to owners who burned a No. 1 or 2 overall selection on him on draft day. If James sits, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will be the primary beneficiaries, with J.R. Smith also seeing some increased opportunities on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:19 am
    • Kevin Love (thigh) says he will play Friday
      Kevin Love said that he is feeling good physically, and while Chris Kaman's knee to his thigh hurt, he is a go for Friday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: Those that made a speculative add of Tristan Thompson with the hopes that Love would be unavailable Friday should now temper their expectations. Love will draw a very favorable matchup against the Kings on Friday, and if LeBron James (wrist) is again sidelined, Love will have plenty of opportunity on offense. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:12 am
    • Joakim Noah flirts with a triple-double at LA
      Joakim Noah flirted with a triple-double against the Lakers on Thursday with nine points, 17 rebounds, nine assists and one block in 42 minutes.

      Advice: He's suddenly on a roll. Noah put up 18 points, 15 boards and six assists on Tuesday, which comes on the heels of some very underwhelming lines for the past month. Considering how frequently he's been hurt and how almost all of his per-minute output is down, his fantasy owners may want to try and sell high here. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:36 pm
    • Aaron Brooks ejected in double-overtime
      Aaron Brooks was ejected in double-overtime against the Lakers on Thursday, finishing with 15 points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Coach Tom Thibodeau hasn't been bashful about using two-PG lineups and Brooks has played well next to Derrick Rose. Brooks' fantasy value will take a hit once Mike Dunleavy (ankle) comes back, so he's not really a great pickup right now. Although, that could change if Derrick Rose's minor injury becomes something. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:34 pm
    • Luis Scola gets some rest on Thursday
      Luis Scola was rested on Thursday night.

      Advice: It was scheduled rest, according to coach Frank Vogel. Scola is not going to have much fantasy value while David West is healthy and his upside isn't high anyway, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:04 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony plays 25 minutes vs. Indy
      Carmelo Anthony played 25 minutes on the second game of a back-to-back set on Thursday, scoring 18 points with one rebound, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers against the Pacers.

      Advice: He didn't play in the last 15 minutes, but that was because the Knicks were down 25 points at the time of his departure. Anthony playing in both games of a back-to-back set is a great sign, but there was just too much talk of him being shut down from his fantasy owners to feel comfortable with him being able to stay on the court this season. He's still a sell-high player and always will be. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:27 pm
    • Mike Conley (wrist) out again on Thursday
      Mike Conley (wrist) will not play against the Nuggets on Thursday night.

      Advice: This will be his second game out of the lineup due to his wrist injury. The 2015 part of the season has not been nice to Conley with two ankle sprains and this current issue costing him time. There's no indication that this issue will linger on, so he can be considered as a buy-low candidate. Beno Udrih is a nice option in DFS tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:28 pm
       
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      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Mike Conley (wrist) game-time decision Thurs.
      Mike Conley (wrist) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Conley dressed for Tuesday's game against Dallas, but he did not leave the bench, and it's looking like we're not going to get an official update on Conley's status until just before the tip. If he does indeed spend another game on the sidelines, Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes would split minutes at point guard. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:49 pm
       
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      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Carmelo Anthony will play Thursday vs. IND
      Carmelo Anthony will start vs. the Pacers on Thursday.

      Advice: The Knicks are currently in the second game of a back-to-back set, so the fact that Melo is playing is certainly an encouraging sign. Anthony is still capable of putting up amazing stats when in uniform, so owners should really use this as a selling point as the shut-down talks aren’t going away any time soon. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:42 pm
    • Mike Conley questionable for Thursday
      Mike Conley (wrist) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Conley almost crashed Twitter with daily players searching for a status update Tuesday night and it looks like we're destined for a repeat on Thursday. We'll update his status as soon as more information become available, but owners should be ready to fire up Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes if Conley unable to suit up. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:18 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Kevin Durant misses Thursday practice
      Kevin Durant (toe) missed practice on Thursday.

      Advice: This doesn't sound great for Durant's availability on Saturday after missing the Thunder's last two games with a sprained toe. We'll update Durant's status after Friday's practice, but Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka stand to gain the most fantasy value if Durant is unable to suit up against the Grizzlies. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:55 am
       
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      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • LeBron James shines spotlight on Kyrie
      LeBron James (wrist) declined comment to reporters after Wednesday's win in order to let Kyrie Irving have the spotlight following his 55-point game.

      Advice: "I'm going to kindly decline to talk to you guys," James said after the game. "This is his night." James sat out Wednesday's game due to a sore wrist, so we'll have to await word on the extent of his injury. He'll have some time to recuperate since the Cavs don't play until Friday, but J.R. Smith would be the biggest fantasy beneficiary (outside of Kyrie Irving) if James sits again. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:00 am
    • Matt Barnes scores 14 in comeback win
      Matt Barnes had 14 points, five rebounds, an assist, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's comeback win over the Jazz.

      Advice: The Clips have now won 13 straight versus the Jazz and Barnes played well tonight, despite an abdominal issue. He scored 18 points in his previous game and while he's inconsistent at times, he's been playing much better over the last month than he was earlier in the season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:16 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony (rest) questionable Thursday
      Carmelo Anthony (rest) is questionable to play against the Pacers on Thursday.

      Advice: This news was expected because Melo is not going to play on most back-to-back sets. He played well on Wednesday in a win over the Thunder, scoring 31 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 38 minutes. His owners will want to bench him for Thursday while Lance Thomas, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Langston Galloway will play more. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:25 pm
    • Timofey Mozgov double-doubles in loss
      Timofey Mozgov had 12 points, 10 rebounds and a block in Wednesday's win over the Blazers.

      Advice: The Cavs have now won eight straight games after losing six straight, and 10-of-12 prior to their latest winning streak. Mozgov has been instrumental in the run and is averaging 10.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over his last five games. He struggled in his two previous outings, totaling just eight points and 13 rebounds, but got back on track tonight. He's recorded a double-double in four of his last six games, as well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:36 pm
    • Kevin Love struggles, injures left knee
      Kevin Love suffered a left knee injury on Wednesday but played through it, hitting just 3-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, 12 rebounds and zero assists.

      Advice: We were hoping for a much bigger line with LeBron James in street clothes, but Love just didn't have it tonight, while Kyrie Irving took care of Cleveland's offensive needs. Love suffered the knee injury thanks to being run into by Chris Kaman, and we'll have to see how he's feeling on Thursday morning. Consider him day-to-day for now. If he's going to miss time, Tristan Thompson could become relevant again. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:31 pm
    • Nene (foot) will not play against the Suns
      Nene (foot) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has a handful of foot injuries and it's hardly a surprise to see him sit. Kris Humphries will start and should be worth a look in standard leagues and DFS tonight. Nene is not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:36 pm
       
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      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • LeBron James out Wednesday, doubtful Friday
      LeBron James (wrist) is considered doubtful to play against the Kings on Friday.

      Advice: It's weird day to see LeBron James and Kevin Durant out on he same night. James has been extremely durable before this season, but he's had knee and back issues before this injury. The Cavs are on a back-to-back this weekend, so James should be considered questionable for Saturday in Minnesota. Expect to see more of J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion with Smith as the only reliable option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:50 pm
    • LeBron James (wrist) ruled out Wednesday
      LeBron James (wrist) will not play vs. the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He took a hard fall during Tuesday's game and was a game-time decision vs. Portland, but ultimately wasn't able to suit up. His absence means more shots for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, and more playing time for J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion. Consider LeBron questionable to return Friday vs. the Kings. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:35 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony (rest) starting Wednesday
      Carmelo Anthony will start vs. the Thunder on Wednesday.

      Advice: He missed Saturday's game to get some rest, which may be a theme during busy stretches of the schedule. The good news is that his knee is still holding up, but owners will have to monitor his status on a daily basis -- New York plays a back-to-back vs. the Pacers on Thursday, and there are no guarantees that Melo will be available. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:27 pm
    • Report: LeBron James is closer to doubtful
      LeBron James (wrist) appears to be closer to doubtful to play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: There are multiple reports from the Blazers side of things that LeBron is unlikely, so we'll be looking for something from the Cavs soon. Again, nothing is official yet, but fantasy owners can plan on LeBron sitting this one out. J.R. Smith benefits the most while we should get more Mike Miller and Matthew Dellavedova. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving will also have more chances to score. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:10 pm
    • LeBron James may be game-time w/ sore wrist
      LeBron James (sore wrist) is a game-time decision on Wednesday due to a hard fall he took during Tuesday's game.

      Advice: He continued playing after the injury on Tuesday and we're guessing he suits up vs. the visiting Trail Blazers, but coach David Blatt said the Cavaliers are "gauging [the injury] right up until game time." If he's forced to sit out, his minutes will be absorbed by a platoon including Mike Miller, Shawn Marion, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:32 pm
    • Matt Barnes will play vs. Jazz on Wednesday
      Matt Barnes (abdomen) said he will play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: Back on Sunday, Barnes had a wrap around his waist during warmups. This wasn't reported by the team until he aggravated it on Monday. He should get minutes as long as he's able to play, so give him a look in standard leagues. Plus, this should be an up-tempo game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:41 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony (rest) questionable on Wed
      Carmelo Anthony (rest) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

      Advice: Anthony was expected to play on Monday against the Kings before the game was cancelled, so one would think that with the added rest he should be able to play in this one. However, there still hasn't been an update on his status as of yet so his owners will have to check back for updates before activating him in lineups. If Melo were to sit out, Lance Thomas and Tim Hardaway Jr. would be the biggest beneficiaries. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:21 am
    • Kevin Durant (toe) out against the Knicks
      Kevin Durant (toe) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: It will be his second straight game on the sidelines, and though the injury isn't serious, this has to be frustrating for his owners. Durant is still listed as day-to-day, so we will update his status as soon as more details become available. Perry Jones will likely draw another start, but he is too unreliable to use in most leagues. Instead, expect Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka to carry the load for the Thunder tonight, and be sure to give them a long look in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:15 am
       
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      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Joakim Noah blows up for 18/15/6 vs. Warriors
      The Bulls shocked the Warriors in California on Tuesday, aided by Joakim Noah's 18 points (7-of-12 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), 15 rebounds, six assists and two steals.

      Advice: Noah recently said that he feels as healthy as he has all season, and tonight's 40-minute performance supports that claim. The combination of Pau Gasol's arrival and Noah's injury problems have thus far reduced him to a late-round value, but coach Tom Thibodeau hasn't lost faith and Noah could be primed for a solid second half of the season. Andrew Bogut wasn't playing for the Warriors tonight, which contributed to Noah's huge game, and this is a mild sell-high opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:02 pm
    • Nene quiet in surprisingly close win vs. L.A.
      Nene had a quiet game vs. the Lakers on Tuesday with six points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He's averaging a mediocre 13.1 points and 5.3 boards in 26 minutes since Dec. 31, but the bigger issue is his injury history -- Nene has missed 33.0 percent of his games over the past three seasons. Backup PF/C Kris Humphries has been terrific for two straight games and Nene's owners shouldn't rely on more than top-100 value going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:56 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Kevin Love scores just seven points in win
      Kevin Love scored just seven points on 3-of-11 shooting in a win over the Pistons on Tuesday, adding eight boards, four assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He reportedly experienced some dizzy spells during Sunday's game against the Thunder, so there is a strong chance that he wasn't at 100 percent tonight. We will update his status if any new developments occur, but it doesn't appear that he will miss any time. This was his seventh game of the season in which he failed to score in double digits, so his owners can only hope that Love starts to turn things around soon. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:53 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) is questionable for Wed
      Kevin Durant (toe) remains day-to-day, but his status for Wednesday's game against the Knicks is still up in the air.

      Advice: The injury was never thought to be serious, but the Thunder have every right to be cautious with their franchise player after he missed the beginning of the season with a fracture in his foot. We should know more about his status after shootaround Wednesday morning, so owners will have to check back then for updates. If Durant can't go Perry Jones will likely draw another start, but he isn't a reliable option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:43 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • LeBron James tweaks wrist in win over Pistons
      LeBron James tweaked his wrist on Tuesday vs. the Pistons, but remained in the game to the tune of 32 points, seven assists, six boards and one steal in 36 minutes to lead the Cavaliers to their seventh straight win.

      Advice: He landed on his wrist awkwardly and immediately grasped at it in pain, but he said after the game that it was simply a "stinger" so he shouldn't be in danger of missing any time. The Cavaliers are much more aggressive when James is on the floor and his return from knee and back soreness earlier this month has helped them pick up some serious steam in the Eastern Conference. Expect him to keep up his torrid pace on Wednesday vs. Portland. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:35 pm
    • James Ennis squanders chance w/ foul trouble
      James Ennis struggled with foul trouble all night on Tuesday, coming off the Heat bench for two points on 1-of-3 shooting without any rebounds or assists in 19 minutes.

      Advice: His playing time could have swelled with Luol Deng (calf) out and Dwyane Wade (hamstring) leaving early, but he squandered the opportunity. The Heat are currently seventh in the East with a 20-25 record, and Ennis is a dubious fantasy option as long as they're fighting for a playoff spot. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:19 pm
    • Mike Conley to dress, but is unlikely to play
      Mike Conley (wrist) will dress for Tuesday's game against Dallas, but he is not expected to play.

      Advice: Owners should probably keep Conley on the bench tonight, as he will likely serve as Emergency depth for the Grizzlies. Beno Udrih will draw the start in his absence, and should be considered in most leagues for owners in need of short-term value. Nick Calathes, Courtney Lee and Vince Carter should all benefit as well. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:03 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Matt Barnes fined $25k for cursing at a fan
      Matt Barnes was fined $25,000 on Tuesday for "directing inappropriate language toward a fan" during Sunday's game vs. Suns.

      Advice: He had some choice words for a fan after receiving a technical foul during Sunday's game, and this is nothing new for Barnes. In fantasy related news, Barnes left Monday's game against the Nuggets with an abdominal strain, and he is expected to be re-evaluated on Wednesday. If Barnes is forced to sit, Jamal Crawford would be the primary beneficiary. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:23 pm
    • Joakim Noah says knee and ankle feeling good
      Joakim Noah said on Tuesday that both his knee and ankle are feeling good, and he is feeling the best he has felt physically all season.

      Advice: Noah sprained his ankle back on Jan. 14, and he's been dealing with discomfort in his surgically repaired left knee throughout the season, so it's nice to hear that he's finally feeling healthy. However, he's nowhere near the player he was last year as a primary component of the Bulls offense with Derrick Rose now running the show, and Pau Gasol stealing some of his thunder. His averages of 7.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game aren't likely to improve much as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:32 am
    • Mike Conley, Tony Allen questionable Tuesday
      Mike Conley (wrist) and Tony Allen (ankle) are considered questionable for Tuesday's game at Dallas.

      Advice: Conley sprained his left (shooting) wrist during Monday night's win at Orlando. He fought through it until the game turned into a blowout in the third quarter, but clearly wasn't himself as he played just 22 minutes total and went 2-of-8 from the field with zero assists. The Grizzlies are on a back-to-back, so there's no shootaround to get updates from. We likely won't have official word on the status of Conley or Allen until roughly 7:30pm ET. If they can't go, Beno Udrih gets a big bump and Jeff Green gets a little one. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:19 am
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Matt Barnes dealing with abdominal strain
      Matt Barnes left Monday's game against the Nuggets with an abdominal strain.

      Advice: Barnes suffered the strain in the fourth quarter of Monday's win and will be looked at again on Wednesday. Head coach Doc Rivers said the team won't panic if Barnes misses any time, so we'll have to update this situation as more news becomes available. If Barnes misses any games, Jamal Crawford would see the biggest boost in his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:48 am
    • Barnes gets back on track against the Nugs
      Matt Barnes hit 7-of-11 shots (including two threes) for 18 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in Monday's win over the Nuggets.

      Advice: Barnes hit just 1-of-9 shots on Sunday and bouncing back nicely owners have to be fairly happy about their pickup. He has been dealing with an ab strain but didn't show any signs of it tonight, as he sits on a month of top 40-60 production. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:13 pm
    • Mike Conley suffers a sprained left wrist
      Mike Conley said he sprained his left wrist and played through the pain in the second half.

      Advice: He said he'll take a "wait and see" approach for Tuesday's game in Dallas. Conley is coming off ankle injuries from last week and he's struggled in a big way since. If Conley can't go, Beno Udrih will be a strong play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:05 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Mike Conley scores just five points
      Mike Conley scored just five points with one rebound, no assists and one steal in 22 minutes against the Magic on Monday.

      Advice: This is a surprise to see him flop with the Magic giving up a lot of big lines to point guards these days. Conley hasn't quite hit his stride since returning from an ankle injury, averaging just 12.0 points, 2.0 boards, 1.8 assists and 0.5 steals on 37.2 percent from the field. We'd be willing to bet this is the low point of his season, so buy low if you can. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:25 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Kevin Durant (toe) out for Monday night
      Kevin Durant (toe) will not play against the Wolves on Monday.

      Advice: He suffered the injury in Cleveland on Sunday and it's being called a left great toe sprain. Durant went through warmups, but there was too much soreness and he decided he'll sit. It's anyone's guess if he'll play on Wednesday and the Thunder do only have three games this week. It'll be Russell Westbrook running the show with a host of others stepping up. Expect Dion Waiters and Anthony Morrow to benefit the most. Perry Jones may start, though. It's worth mentioning KD needed surgery on his right foot. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:06 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Kevin Love experienced dizzy spells Sunday
      Kevin Love experienced some dizzy spells during Sunday's win over the Thunder, but he came out of the game okay.

      Advice: "Everything was spinning there for a little bit," Love said. "It was a scary moment, but I was good after that." It sounds like Love may have been dealing with a vertigo-like moment, and that can be caused by a number of things, including dehydration. Love said he "probably" ate too close to game time, but the good news is that he appears okay. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:52 am
    • Jared Sullinger scores 26 points in loss Sun
      Jared Sullinger played fantastic in a loss to the Warriors on Sunday, scoring 26 points with nine boards, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

      Advice: The line would have been even more impressive had he not been struggling with foul trouble, but his owners will be thrilled with this line. Sullinger's role in the offense should only grow now that Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is sidelined for a while, so he should be viewed as a must-start option for the foreseeable future. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:27 pm
    • Gerald Green quiet in 20 minutes Sunday
      Gerald Green played 20 minutes vs. the Clippers on Sunday, shooting 2-of-9 from the field (2-of-6 from deep) to finish with six points, two assists and one block.

      Advice: He was rolling along in his last four games, averaging 14.8 points and 2.5 triples, but the bottom can fall out unexpected for Green thanks to Phoenix's stacked backcourt rotation. He's been a liability in 12-team leagues over the past month, so think twice before deploying him in the Suns' upcoming three-game week. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:53 pm
    • Matt Barnes shoots 1-of-9 in easy win vs Suns
      Matt Barnes couldn't find the range vs. Phoenix, shooting 1-of-9 from the field for four points in 26 minutes of action.

      Advice: He helped fantasy owners in other ways, fortunately, adding five rebounds, two assists and two steals during the Clippers' 120-100 road win. Barnes tends to run hot and cold but overall he's a steady top-100 value with averages of 9.8 points, 1.7 threes, 3.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks, in addition to typically solid FG and FT percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:52 pm
    • Kevin Love gets 19 & 13 w/ five 3-pointers
      Kevin Love scored 19 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and one block in 36 minutes on Sunday, while making 5-of-7 shots from downtown.

      Advice: He was 3-of-17 from deep in Cleveland's previous four games, and his ability to knock down triples is critical for his fantasy value -- 35.6 percent of his attempts have come from deep this season, which blows away his previous career high. Love is returning third-round value this season, which isn't what owners expected on draft day, and it's hard to envision a surge while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:29 pm
    • Kevin Durant's 32 points not enough for OKC
      Kevin Durant led the Thunder on Sunday with 32 points on 12-of-23 shooting, as well as six rebounds, nine assists and two blocks, but it wasn't enough to hold off the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Durant chipped in one 3-pointer and had only one turnover in 40 minutes, in the latest showcase for his elite fantasy talents. Oklahoma City's defeat dropped their record to .500 again, and they remain 3 1/2 games behind Phoenix for the final playoff spot out West. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:27 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Timofey Mozgov quiet w/ 9.1 percent usage rt
      Timofey Mozgov missed all three of his field goal attempts on Sunday, hitting a pair of free throws to finish with two points, six rebounds and two blocks in 28 minutes vs. the Thunder.

      Advice: He was coming off three straight double-doubles so he earns a pass for this dud, but quiet games won't be uncommon given his garbage-man role offensively -- he had a usage rate of 9.1 percent on Sunday. Mozgov has still returned top-100 value over the past seven games, so owners should strive to remain patient. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:26 pm
    • Aaron Brooks scores 17 points in 21 minutes
      Aaron Brooks was a lone bright spot off the Bulls bench on Sunday, scoring 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting, to go with two rebounds, four 3-pointers, one steal, and two turnovers.

      Advice: This is pretty much what you get with Brooks, some scoring, some 3-pointers, and not much else. His value will likely take a hit when Mike Dunleavy eventually returns to the lineup, but until that happens, he'll be able to post some low-end value in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:03 pm
    • Joakim Noah benched for entire fourth quarter
      Joakim Noah was benched for the entire fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Heat, finishing the game with four points, five rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.

      Advice: Head coach Tom Thibodeau said he liked the group that started the fourth quarter, and that is the reason why Joakim did not re-enter the game. Thibodeau maintained that Joakim is healthy, and he just wanted to watch his minutes, but with the result being an L in the win-loss column, this will not likely be a trend that continues. Look for Noah to bounce-back during Tuesday's game vs. Golden State. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:35 pm
    • Update: Joakim Noah (ankle) is playing Sunday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) will in fact play against the Miami Heat on Sunday.

      Advice: You just knew he wouldn't miss the opportunity to play against the Heat and owners can comfortably pencil him into their lineups. Noah has had a underwhelming season so far but his value will only go up if he can avoid another injury. Taj Gibson's value takes a hit with this news, but he is still worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:19 am
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) probable for Sunday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Miami.

      Advice: Noah's ankle has been an issue for a while now, but we doubt he will miss a chance to play against the Miami Heat so his owners can pencil him into lineups barring a setback. He isn't exactly a must-start option anymore, but if he can stay healthy he should be able to improve upon his dwindling numbers. If Noah does end up sitting, Taj Gibson will see a big uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:33 am
    • Carmelo Anthony (rest) won't play on Saturday
      Carmelo Anthony (rest) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

      Advice: The Knicks played him 42 minutes on Friday and one would think they had no intention of playing him tonight given that amount of playing time. Anthony has taken 24 shots from the field in each of his last two games, so there is going to be quite a hole to fill. Langston Galloway should see his usage rate climb to over 20 in 30-35 minutes while it'll be a collective effort of Lance Thomas, Travis Wear, Cleanthony Early and Tim Hardaway Jr. playing more on the wing. Shane Larkin could get some minutes at shooting guard, too. Melo should be ready for Monday against the Kings. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:27 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony (knee) questionable Saturday
      Carmelo Anthony (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: It's the second half of a back-to-back set and there is no doubt that Melo's knee has been an issue all season, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the Knicks exercise caution here. We should know more his status closer to tip-off so owners should check back before plugging him into lineups. The Knicks' rotation is a mess right now, but Quincy Acy, Travis Wear and Cleanthony Early should all be in the mix for more minutes if Melo decides to sit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:52 am
    • Joakim Noah returned to action on Friday January 23. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:04 am
    • Noah (ankle) back in action for the Bulls
      Joakim Noah (ankle) returned to action in Friday's road win over the Mavs, scoring six points on 3-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 23 minutes.

      Advice: Noah isn't a must-start player but he'll get there soon as long as he can stay upright. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:21 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony plays 42 minutes in win
      Carmelo Anthony played 42 minutes against the Magic on Friday with 25 points, seven rebounds, four assists, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He scored 27 points on Wednesday and he's looked completely healthy since his return last week. Anthony looks like he's going to be safe to start, but there are just too many indications that the Knicks are going to shut him down at some point this season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:55 pm
    • Joakim Noah says he's playing Friday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) said he will play against the Mavs on Friday.

      Advice: He is very likely to start, which pushes Taj Gibson to the bench. Noah has been a huge disappoint following his breakout 2013-14 season and is not a must-start play tonight with 11 games. Nikola Mirotic will likely lose some playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:04 pm
    • Timofey Mozgov a 'walking double-double'
      LeBron James said that new teammate Timofey Mozgov is a "walking double-double."

      Advice: Mozgov has had a few peaks and valleys since joining the Cavaliers, but over the past two games he's averaging 15.5 points, 13.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.0 blocks, while shooting a combined 15-of-26 from the field. Cleveland is riding a four-game win streak and fantasy owners who stuck with Mozgov have to be pleased with the expansion of his role since leaving Denver. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:26 am
    • Jared Sullinger scores 17 points vs. Blazers
      Jared Sullinger made 8-of-15 from the field for 17 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

      Advice: He's likely going to have a bigger scoring burden on his shoulders with Kelly Olynyk (ankle) set to miss multiple games. Sullinger has really turned it on again over his last five, averaging 18.4 points, 8.8 boards, 0.8 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.2 treys. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:44 pm
    • Carmelo Anthony says tanking is bad mentality
      Carmelo Anthony said that tanking is a bad mentality for the 7-36 Knicks to have.

      Advice: "I don't know how to have that mindset," Anthony said after Wednesday's win against the 76ers. "To say that we're going to go out there and we want to lose a basketball game, I think that's a bad mentality to have." Tanking or not, Anthony's fantasy owners should be exploring trade options since there's a good chance he elects for knee surgery before the end of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:02 am
    • LeBron credits Cavs' recent success to Mozgov
      LeBron James said the Cavs are "clicking" and credited their recent success to Timofey Mozgov.

      Advice: The Cavs have won four consecutive games and James said it's no coincidence that their success has come with Mozgov more integrated with the team. "It's funny, I was talking to my friend the other day and I said he's probably the best, as far as big, true big," James said. "He's probably the best one I've played with since Z [Zydrunas Ilgauskas]." Mozgov has averaged 11.75 points, 9.75 rebounds, and 1.25 blocks during the Cavs' four-game win streak and deserves to be owned in all fantasy leagues as long as he's rolling like this. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:21 am
    • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook go off in DC
      Kevin Durant scored a game-high 34 points in his homecoming during a 105-103 overtime win against the Wizards, adding seven rebounds, three assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 45 minutes.

      Advice: He is on cruise control and just missed a triple-double against the Heat on Tuesday. Durant has picked it up lately over his last nine, averaging 22.4 points, 5.0 boards, 3.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.9 blocks and 1.7 treys. This still isn't quite as great as he was last season, but it won't be long until he's hanging 30-point games on a regular basis. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:28 pm
       
      Injured
      5:00 pm @ Mem
    • Nene scores 24 points vs. the Thunder
      Nene scored a season-high 24 points with four rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in 34 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's his second 20-point game in his last three and his 34 minutes tonight were the first time he's played more than 31 minutes since Nov. 20. Nene's minutes tend to fluctuate and he only played 18 minutes on Monday, so it's still going to be hard to trust him. If you want to give him a try following this game, you can give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:40 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Timofey Mozgov double-doubles in win
      Timofey Mozgov had 16 points, 11 rebounds, a steal and two blocks as the Cavs beat the Jazz to win their fourth straight game.

      Advice: After some pretty shaky and inconsistent play early with the Cavs, Mozzy appears to be getting comfortable with his new team. He had 15 points, 15 boards, two steals and a block in his previous game, and could be ready to make a run. Make sure he's not available in your league. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:44 pm
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