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  • Howard, Beverley both out for Rockets Weds.
    Dwight Howard (knee) and Patrick Beverley (hamstring) have both been ruled out for the Rockets for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: Beverley didn't have a chance of playing in this one and Howard will now miss his fourth straight game with a knee injury that didn't seem too serious initially. DeMarcus Cousins should have his way with the Rockets tonight, while whoever starts at PG for the Kings (Darren Collison is iffy) won't have to deal with Beverley's pesky defense. Rotoworld.com
    45 minutes ago
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Kyle O'Quinn a game-time decision
    Kyle O'Quinn is a game-time decision on Wednesday due to his ankle injury.

    Advice: He hasn't played since the opener and there are no guarantees he'll be ready to go tonight. With Nikola Vucevic leading the league in double-doubles and playing like an all-star, the Magic can survive just fine without him. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:03 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Dwight Howard not likely to play Wednesday
    Dwight Howard (knee) and Patrick Beverley (hamstring) are not expected to play on Wednesday against the Kings.

    Advice: Beverley is expected to miss a few games, per coach Kevin McHale, while a preview column by Jonathan Feigen suggests there are "signs" that Howard won't play, either, based on more comments from McHale. To be clear, Howard hasn't been ruled out, but if you're planning ahead for tonight, it sounds like it would be a surprise if he were in the starting lineup. DeMarcus Cousins could have a big night if Howard's out. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:49 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Jason Thompson scoreless vs. Pelicans
    Jason Thompson went scoreless in 33 minutes during Tuesday's win vs. the Pelicans, adding seven rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Thompson is an afterthought offensively, averaging 4.2 points on 37.1 percent shooting this season, and even when he plays well it rarely shows up in the boxscore. Few players have as poor a minute-to-fantasy-value ratio, and Thompson simply isn't worth a roster spot in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:47 pm
  • Anthony Davis struggles w/ illness vs. Kings
    Anthony Davis battled an illness during Tuesday's game, which he finished with just 14 points (4-of-12 FGs, 6-of-8 FTs), nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: "Just because I’m a little sick doesn't mean I can afford to play like that," Davis said after the game. While the illness may have contributed to his relatively quiet evening, the Pelicans also did a poor job of feeding him the ball in the second half. He's been the number one fantasy player this year, bar none, and is likely to take out his frustrations vs. the Hawks on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:38 pm
  • Omer Asik (back) struggles vs Kings in return
    Omer Asik (back) struggled in his return from a four-game absence on Tuesday, scoring three points with seven rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes of action.

    Advice: Asik was tasked with stopping DeMarcus Cousins and he can be forgiven for the quiet line, especially coming off a lengthy absence. Fantasy owners should expect a quick return to Asik's season averages of 9.0 points (60.9 percent shooting), 10.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 blocks per game. His return led to a DNP-CD for fill-in starter Alexis Ajinca. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:36 pm
  • Andre Drummond scores 23 pts on 11-of-15 FGs
    Andre Drummond kept up his momentum on Tuesday with a season-high 23 points (11-of-15 FGs) in a loss vs. the Bucks, adding 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 32 minutes.

    Advice: The points, rebounds and defensive stats are great to see, but fantasy owners are probably most pleased with his 11-of-15 shooting -- remarkably, this is just the second time all season that Drummond made more than half of his shots. The career 59.7 percent shooter is just 39.7 percent through 13 games and there's nowhere to go but up, so consider making a buy-low offer (if you still can) to his frustrated fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:59 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (eye) excellent in win vs. Miami
    Andrew Bogut's bruised orbital bone didn't slow him down vs. the Heat on Tuesday, as he notched eight points, 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and two blocks in a road victory.

    Advice: We'll keep an eye on Bogut leading up to Wednesday's game in Orlando, but all signs point to him being ready for a tough matchup with Nikola Vucevic. The oft-injured big man looks rejuvenated under Steve Kerr this year, and is flirting with top-50 value despite playing only 25 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:23 pm
  • Marreese Speights cools off w/ eight points
    Marreese Speights followed up Sunday's 28-point game with eight points (4-of-5 FGs) and five rebounds vs. the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: Andrew Bogut (eye) missed most of Sunday's game but he was back in action tonight, which limited Speights to his usual 15 minutes of action. He scored double-digit points in four straight games prior to Tuesday but it will be hard for him to keep up that pace as the Warriors' backup center. Owners in standard leagues shouldn't hang onto him if there's a free agent with more upside. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:22 pm
  • Al Horford limited by foul trouble Tuesday
    Al Horford was limited by foul trouble during Tuesday's game, playing only 23 minutes and finishing with seven points, seven boards, two assists and one block.

    Advice: He made 3-of-4 shots and it wasn't a total bust for fantasy owners, who should take his rare foul-plagued dud in stride. He'd scored double-digit points in four straight games prior to Tuesday and should begin a new streak vs. Toronto on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:46 pm
  • John Henson helped off court w/ foot injury
    John Henson was helped off the court on Tuesday with a sprained left foot, and he will not return.

    Advice: He began limping after challenging a shot on defense and the Bucks quickly diagnosed him with a sprained foot. If the injury is serious enough to cost him any games, a few extra minutes would be available for Larry Sanders, Zaza Pachulia and Ersan Ilyasova. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:49 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • David Lee (hamstring) might return Nov. 30
    David Lee (hamstring) is hoping to play vs. the Pistons on Nov. 30, but admitted that he's more likely to return on Dec. 2 or Dec. 4.

    Advice: Hamstring injuries are easy to aggravate and the Warriors have no incentive ro rush him back with Draymond Green thriving as the team's starting PF. Lee is likely to come off the bench once he's healthy, at least at first, which dims his near-term fantasy outlook. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:38 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Joakim Noah diagnosed w/ left knee effusion
    Joakim Noah has been diagnosed with a left knee effusion, more commonly referred to as water on the knee, and he will not play on Tuesday.

    Advice: Noah also has an eye injury, but his surgically-repaired left knee is a more serious concern for fantasy owners. Pau Gasol will shift to center in his absence and Nikola Mirotic is a terrific speculative pick-up, having averaged 13.3 points, 2.0 threes and 7.0 rebounds over Chicago's past four games. The Bulls play in Boston on Friday, so Noah's owners will have to stay alert for updates over the next few days. At the moment we're considering him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:50 pm
     
    Injured
  • Joakim Noah (eye, knee) ruled out vs. Denver
    Joakim Noah (eye, left knee) will not play vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday.

    Advice: Noah's eye injury doesn't seem serious and fantasy owners should be more concerned about his left knee, which was surgically repaired over the summer. He's been on a minute-limit and hopefully this is just a precaution by Chicago in the second game of a back-to-back set. With Noah and Taj Gibson (ankle) both out, Pau Gasol will have a heavy workload and plenty of minutes will be available for Nikola Mirotic, with help from Doug McDermott. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:31 pm
     
    Injured
  • Andrew Bogut (eye) starting vs. Heat Tuesday
    Andrew Bogut (eye) will start vs. the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was downgraded to questionable but was a full participant during shootaround, and the bruise to his orbital bone shouldn't have any lasting effects. Fantasy owners can comfortably deploy him in a favorable matchup vs. Miami's frontcourt. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:03 pm
  • Omer Asik (back) back in action Tuesday
    Omer Asik (back) will return to action on Tuesday after missing the past four games.

    Advice: Asik was a partial participant in Monday's practice and is finally ready to play after missing the past week, which will send Alexis Ajinca back to the bench and steal a few minutes from Ryan Anderson. Asik has been a terrific source of rebounds this year, as well as FG percentage and blocks, so owners relying on his big-man stats should activate him in all lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:02 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (eye) downgraded to questionable
    Andrew Bogut (eye) has been downgraded to questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: Bogut was a full participant during shootaround, so this news is a bit surprising. If Bogut is unable to go, Marreese Speights will be the primary beneficiary with Festus Ezeli seeing some extended run off the bench. The Heat have given up plenty of big lines to opposing centers this season, so Speights could be in for another big night. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:05 pm
  • Nene (plantar fasciitis) out Tuesday vs. ATL
    As expected, Nene (plantar fasciitis) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Plantar fasciitis is a tricky injury, and rest is the only cure, so Nene could be out for quite some time. It's unclear who will start with Nene sidelined, but Kris Humphries, Kevin Seraphin, and Drew Gooden will all vie for minutes. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with aforementioned big men. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:38 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Cle
  • Joakim Noah (eye/knee) questionable Tuesday
    Joakim Noah (eye/left knee) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Denver.

    Advice: It's worth noting that Joakim's left knee is the one that was surgically repaired this offseason, so we'll be monitoring this situation closely. If Noah sits out, Nikola Mirotic would likely slide into the starting lineup, and would serve as an excellent plug-and-play option in daily leagues against a weak Denver interior defense. Check back for an official update on Noah's status as we draw closer to Tuesday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:24 pm
     
    Injured
  • Roy Hibbert (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Roy Hibbert (ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. San Antonio.

    Advice: If Hibbert is unable to go, Ian Mahinmi would be in line to draw another start. However, a matchup against the Spurs is not very enticing, so owners may want to think twice before using Mahinmi as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:16 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Ed Davis (ankle) will play Wednesday vs. MEM
    Ed Davis (ankle) will play Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: With Carlos Boozer (shoulder) being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game, Davis could be in line to draw another start. However, a matchup vs. the Grizzlies is far from desirable, so Davis isn't necessarily a must-start guy even if he is able to draw another start for the Lakers. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:12 pm
     
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Boozer (shoulder) misses Tuesday's practice
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) did not practice on Tuesday, and remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: If Boozer is unable to go, Ed Davis (ankle) will draw another start. Davis struggled with foul trouble during his last outing, fouling out in just 22 minutes of action, but if he can get that under control he could provide some nice value in the blocks category. Davis figures to be a low-end option in standard leagues as the starting power forward for the Lakers, but a matchup vs. Memphis isn't exactly alluring. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:05 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Omer Asik (back) is hopeful to play on Tues.
    Omer Asik (back) said that he will to try to play Tuesday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Asik has missed four consecutive games with this back injury, but he was able to practice on Monday. Still, owners will want to check back closer to tip-off for an official update on his status. If Asik is unable to go, Alexis Ajinca would likely draw another start at center, but Ryan Anderson is the one who gains the most when Asik is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:46 pm
  • Pau Gasol (calf) probable for Tuesday vs. DEN
    Pau Gasol (calf) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Gasol is an absolute must-start option when he plays, but given the fact that Tom Thibodeau plays rather loosely with the term "probable," owners will want to check back closer to tip-off for an official update. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:29 pm
  • JaVale McGee ruled out for Tuesday
    JaVale McGee has been ruled out for Tuesday's game and is expected to miss a few more with his left tibia injury.

    Advice: Timofey Mozgov has been playing well enough for the last week to be picked up in all leagues, and McGee's absence is only going to help. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:22 am
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Pho
  • Nene could miss several games for Wizards
    Nene's foot injury could end up keeping him out for several games and not just the one or two the team initially said he might miss.

    Advice: Wizards reporter Kyle Weidie is guessing Nene will miss up to six games with the injury, although that's just a guess. Plantar fasciitis is a tricky NBA injury and the Wizards would probably be smart to play it safe, rather than be sorry. Kris Humphries, Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden are going to benefit in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:10 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Cle
  • JaVale McGee (leg) doubtful for Tuesday
    JaVale McGee is doubtful for Tuesday due to his leg injury.

    Advice: He's day-to-day and this should just mean more minutes for Timofey Mozgov, who has been playing really well for about a week now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:37 am
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Pho
  • Andrew Bogut is expected to play on Tuesday
    Andrew Bogut (eye) is expected to play against the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: He went through shootaruond today and most signs point to him play. Bogut has a bruise to his eye socket, so this isn't like a muscle pull or a sprain, which means it shouldn't affect how the Warriors treat his minutes. Those who picked up Marreese Speights may have to reconsider using him tonight, but they will definitely want to check back later for an update. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:22 am
  • Wizards hope Nene will only miss 1-2 games
    The Washington Wizards hope that Nene (foot) will only miss one or two games.

    Advice: Nene missed Monday's practice Monday, but Wizards head coach Randy Wittman is hopeful that Nene will only miss a game or two. "Just a precautionary thing," Wittman said of Nene’s doctor visit for an evaluation of his plantar fascia. "He had some soreness. I think it’s day-to-day with that, but again, we want to make everything’s okay." Washington plays on Tuesday and Wednesday, so a Saturday return against the Pelicans sounds like a likely scenario if the Wizards' timetable is correct. If the big man is unable to go against the Hawks on Tuesday, Kris Humphries and Kevin Seraphin would become decent plug-and-play options. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:26 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Cle
  • Dirk Nowitzki calls Monday loss horrific
    Dirk Nowitzki said Monday's 110-100 loss to the Pacers was both horrific and awful.

    Advice: While Dirk stopped short of calling the loss "embarrassing" like teammate Chandler Parsons did, he obviously wasn't happy. "A horrible loss. Horrific. Awful," Nowitzki said of the Mavs' second straight loss. "I can't find any more words." Nowitzki scored 22 points to go along with 11 rebounds, one block and two treys in the loss, so his fantasy owners can't complain too much as he's still returning top-25 value on the season and will continue to do so as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:09 am
  • Larry Sanders shares source of inspiration
    Larry Sanders spoke about the importance of sacred idols as the source of his inspiration.

    Advice: When asked during an interview about what inspires him outside of basketball, Sanders showed his theological side. "I would just say, I really look to sacred idols," Sanders said. "I feel people who draw other people to God. So, Buddha, Jesus, just all the sacred icons. It's all theosis." While the 26-year-old has had a rough start to the 2014-15 regular season, he's still worth holding onto in standard leagues due to his potential to put up huge block numbers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:02 am
  • Pau Gasol returned to action on Monday November 24. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:10 pm
  • Favors goes for 21 and 15 against the Bulls
    Derrick Favors scored 21 points on 10-of-17 shooting with a season-high 15 rebounds and one steal in Monday's 97-95 loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: Favors is up-and-down a little bit but he's more or less playing near his ADP. He's averaging 15.6 points, 8.4 boards and a combined 2.2 steals and blocks per game, which has returned top 50-60 value on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:05 pm
  • Pau Gasol (calf) returns, goes for 23 & 9
    Pau Gasol (calf) returned to action in Monday's two-point win over the Jazz and will be day-to-day entering Tuesday's game in Denver, scoring 23 points on 11-of-20 shooting with nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Gasol is turning in a top 15-20 season so far when he's on the floor and the thing that stands out are his blocks. Averaging 2.5 per game on the year, it's a full block per game more than any of his last three seasons and it begs the question of when that's going to give. Even dating back to the preseason, his blocks have been a constant. Tom Thibodeau said after the game he wasn't sure about his status for Tuesday's game, so we have him on the injury report, but we haven't seen any specific sign that he won't play. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:58 pm
  • Noah leaves briefly with eye injury
    Joakim Noah left Monday's game with an eye injury but eventually returned and finished with four points, five rebounds, four assists and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Noah is probably going to be a disappointment for anybody burning a high mid-round pick and that's before we talk about any injury risk. Unless you hear otherwise, feel free to have him in lineups for Tuesday's game in Denver. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:51 pm
     
    Injured
  • Dirk goes for 22 and 11; Monta scores 24
    Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting with 11 rebounds, two threes and one block in Monday's 111-100 loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: Dirk's rebounds have been down and so has his normally unflappable free throw shooting. Tonight's result is a good sign for the former and in the case of the latter nobody should be worrying. With just top 20-40 value on the year, he's going to improve those marks as long as he stays healthy. Monta Ellis scored 24 points with three rebounds, six assists, two steals and a three in the loss. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:30 pm
  • Scola double-doubles with versatile line
    Luis Scola had a uncharacteristic versatile line in Monday's win over the Mavs, scoring 14 points on 4-of-11 shooting with 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block, one three and a 5-of-6 mark from the foul line.

    Advice: Scola has been productive and will probably enjoy the rest of his four-game week, but he will lose his low-end value sooner rather than later when David West and Roy Hibbert return. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:09 pm
     
    Player Note
    Luis Scola Ind - PF,C
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • LaMarcus Aldridge drops 76ers to 0-14, scores 33
    LaMarcus Aldridge made 13-of-20 from the field for 33 points against the 76ers on Monday to go with 11 rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He was coming off a 7-of-21 game on Sunday, but the 76ers defense will cure a lot of shooting issues. Aldridge also came into tonight shooting 45 percent from the field overall on the season because he's really struggled on his shots from 10-14 feet, making just 9-of-38 (23.7 percent) of those. Besides that, he's money from everywhere else, so his percentages should be on their way up. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:44 pm
  • Love scores 12 points with eight boards
    Kevin Love scored 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting with eight rebounds, five assists and two steals in the Cavs' 106-74 blowout win over the Magic on Monday.

    Advice: LeBron James had the only big line with 29 points and 11 assists and Kyrie Irving put up just 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting with four assists, four steals and a three in 31 minutes, so the lower volume from Love isn't without company. His rebounding is way down and that might be his most troubling stat, because his 40 percent field goal shooting is almost obligated to jump up over 45 percent at some point. At a top 40-50 value this season, the buy low window is still wide open. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:05 pm
     
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    4:00 pm vs Was
  • Jonas Valanciunas scores career-high 27 pts
    Jonas Valanciunas made 10-of-11 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line for a career-high 27 points against the Suns on Monday, adding 11 rebounds and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: It was his best offensive showing in his career and all 11 of his shots came from within six feet. While he does have some nice touch, Valanciunas is certainly at his best when he's able to get shots at close range. Nights like these are why he's been so hyped and he's really starting to turn it on over his last five, averaging 16.0 points, 9.4 boards and 1.4 blocks on 73.8 percent from the field and 81.8 percent from the line. He's capable of a breakout this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:02 pm
  • Pau Gasol will start against the Jazz
    Pau Gasol (calf) will start against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: He was probable for the game and it sounds like he's good to go for tonight. With Gasol back, Nikola Mirotic isn't as attractive, but he should still get minutes in the 20s. Gasol owners will want to put him in their lineups with a matchup against Enes Kanter. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:32 pm
  • David Lee (hamstring) likely out until Dec
    David Lee (hamstring) is not expected to return to the lineup until at least Dec. 2.

    Advice: He's not close to returning and the Warriors learned their lesson on bring him back so soon. Considering how well Draymond Green and Marreese Speights are playing right now, there is no rush. Lee isn't a must-own player while Green is a must-start guy right now. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:14 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Pau Gasol is still a game-time call
    Coach Tom Thibodeau is confident Pau Gasol (calf) will play on Monday.

    Advice: He is still going to warm up and the Bulls will go from there. This update is basically meaningless, so check back shortly to see what the Bulls decide to do. If he's out, Nikola Mirotic will get some serious run. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:41 pm
  • Andrew Bogut goes through a light practice
    Andrew Bogut (eye) went through a light practice on Monday and remains questionable for Tuesday against the Heat.

    Advice: Going through practice is big for Bogut and it does sound like he could play. However, the Warriors didn't really miss him with Marreese Speights playing out of his mind. Owners in weekly leagues should probably consider benching him while Speights carries a lot of risk. The Warriors do have four games this week, so that makes the decision a little tougher. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:02 pm
  • Carlos Boozer misses practice on Monday
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) missed practice on Monday.

    Advice: He missed Sunday's game against the Nuggets despite being listed as probable. Boozer has been a guy who usually takes a lot longer to get over his injuries, so there is a chance he sits on Wednesday against the Grizzlies. If that is the case, Ed Davis (ankle) and Robert Sacre will get some more playing time. Jordan Hill also played a ridiculous 42 minutes on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:22 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Ed Davis, Carlos Boozer miss practice on Monday
    Ed Davis (ankle) and Carlos Boozer (shoulder) missed practice on Monday.

    Advice: Davis drew the start on Sunday, but was a major letdown with just four points, five rebounds, one assist, one block and six fouls in 22 minutes against a soft Nuggets D. His ankle injury is not considered serious and we would expect him to play against the Grizzlies on Wednesday. The "revenge game" narrative has lost some of its mojo, so Davis might not be a great play for that one. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:17 pm
     
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • X-rays negative on JaVale McGee (leg)
    X-rays were negative on JaVale McGee's left tibia on Monday and he is listed as day-to-day.

    Advice: Last year, he had a fracture in his tibia and missed rest of the season, so this is good news. The Nuggets will certainly take it easy on McGee this time around and we would consider him a little closer to doubtful for Tuesday against the Bulls. Timofey Mozgov will get some more run while Jusuf Nurkic could get more minutes, too. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:59 am
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Pho
  • Nene (foot) isn't able to practice on Monday
    Nene (foot) wasn't able to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Nene is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, so the extra rest during practice may become a regular routine for the big man. There's nothing to suggest he's going to miss time at this point, but that's always a possibility with him. If he is forced to miss time, Kris Humphries and Kevin Seraphin would benefit the most. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:51 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Cle
  • Omer Asik gets in some practice on Monday
    Omer Asik (back) was able to get in some practice on Monday.

    Advice: Asik's back has been an issue for a week now, so it's good to see him get in some practice. It's nebulous as to what exactly he was able to do, but some progress is better than no progress. We'll consider him iffy for Tuesday's game against the Kings. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:03 am
  • Roy Hibbert (ankle) will not play on Monday
    Roy Hibbert (left ankle) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: The Pacers just can't catch a break. Without Hibbert, the team is expected to start Ian Mahinmi at center against an explosive Dallas offense that has looked unstoppable at times. Hibbert does not currently have a timetable to return, but Mahinmi should be a solid low-end plug-and-play option for however long Hibbert is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:23 am
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Pau Gasol now a game-time call on Monday
    Pau Gasol (calf) is now a game-time decision for Monday's game versus Utah.

    Advice: Gasol was previously listed as probable, so the game-time decision designation is actually a downgrade. Regardless, Gasol said he was feeling good about returning, so it would be a surprise if he can't go. However, we've seen surprises with Gasol and the Bulls' injury report this season, so we're not ruling it out. If Gasol doesn't play, Nikola Mirotic would be in line for a big role with Taj Gibson (ankle) already ruled out. Joakim Noah would also play as many minutes as he can handle. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:50 am
  • Dwight Howard (knee) ruled out on Monday
    Updating a previous item, Dwight Howard (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Howard was a "potential go" just hours earlier, but he must not have been feeling comfortable in the morning shootaround to be ruled out so early. Without Howard, the Rockets will continue to roll with Tarik Black at center, but Donatas Motiejunas and Kostas Papanikolaou will be the guys fantasy owners want to use. For what it's worth, beat writer Jonathan Feigen guesses that Howard will miss more than three games with the knee ailment. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:38 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • David Lee (hamstring) will not play Tuesday
    David Lee (hamstring) will not play on Tuesday vs. Miami.

    Advice: This is just a reminder as Lee is tentatively targeting a return on Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving. Draymond Green will continue to start at power forward. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:02 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Dwight Howard a 'potential go' Monday night
    Dwight Howard is a "potential go" vs. the Knicks on Monday, sources tell Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: This doesn't really help Howard's owners gain clarity on his status, but it's better than him being ruled out already. We'll get at least one more update on Howard's status against the Knicks, and likely more than that. If Howard can't go, Tarik Black will draw the start, but Donatas Motiejunas and Kostas Papanikolaou will be the main beneficiaries. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:05 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Speights thanks Kendrick Perkins for big game
    After scoring a season-high 28 points on 11-of-18 shooting during Sunday's win in Oklahoma City, Marreese Speights thanked Thunder center Kendrick Perkins.

    Advice: Speights almost single-handedly kept the Warriors in the game after Andrew Bogut left with an orbital contusion, and afterward coach Steve Kerr could only say, "Mo Speights, again, is ridiculous." He used the spotlight to take a shot at his adversary Perkins, saying, "[Perkins] thinks he’s a tough guy, but at the end of the day, his game is terrible. He always has something to say to me, every time we play against each other. It always gets me going, so: ‘Shout out to Perkins’ for helping me get this game." Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:27 pm
  • Ed Davis OK despite minor ankle tweak Sunday
    Ed Davis tweaked his ankle during Sunday's game but he confirmed afterward that he'll be fine.

    Advice: Davis started at PF with Carlos Boozer (shoulder) sidelined, and he was mad at himself for fouling out in just 22 minutes. He's averaging 5.4 fouls per 36 minutes this season so it's not exactly shocking, and his fantasy owners can take solace in the fact that his ankle injury shouldn't limit him vs. the Grizzlies on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:26 pm
     
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Ed Davis starts but fouls out in 22 minutes
    Ed Davis started at PF on Sunday with Carlos Boozer (shoulder) out, but he fouled out in just 22 minutes with four points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He tweaked an ankle in the second half but that wasn't the cause of his lousy game -- he gambled too often defensively and spoiled a golden opportunity to make his claim to the starting PF job. Boozer is day-to-day and all signs point to him starting again once he's healthy, so Davis' owners will have to content themselves with top-100 value in 20-25 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:37 pm
     
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • JaVale McGee ruled out w/ strained lower leg
    JaVale McGee was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game after suffering a lower left leg strain.

    Advice: McGee had a decent game on Friday but he left Sunday's game with two points and four rebounds after just six minutes of action. Timofey Mozgov and J.J. Hickson should get extra playing time in his absence, and Jusef Nurkic may also return to the rotation if this injury costs McGee more time. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:07 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Pho
  • Marreese Speights drops season-high 28 points
    Marreese Speights caught fire once Andrew Bogut went down with an orbital contusion on Sunday, scoring a season-high 28 points on 11-of-18 shooting in just 25 minutes of action.

    Advice: Speights has been a scoring machine off Golden State's bench this year, averaging 10.2 points in just 13.3 minutes per game. He added seven rebounds and two assists tonight, without any steals or blocks, and should be a terrific fill-in fantasy option if Bogut's injury costs him any games. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:10 pm
  • Andrew Bogut iffy Tues. w/ orbital contusion
    Andrew Bogut (orbital contusion) is questionable to play vs. the Heat on Tuesday, but a CT scan on his head was negative.

    Advice: Bogut scored two points in eight minutes before leaving Sunday's game with the injury, but the good news is that he avoided any fractures or structural damage. He wrote on Twitter that he had a "bit of fluid" but should be fine. If he can't suit up on Tuesday, Marreese Speights would be a terrific fill-in start vs. Miami's lenient frontcourt. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:02 pm
  • Ed Davis makes first start of season Sunday
    Ed Davis will make his first start of the season on Sunday, replacing Carlos Boozer (shoulder).

    Advice: Davis is indisputably a better defender than Boozer but coach Byron Scott has been reticent to start him, presumably because he doesn't space the court with his jump-shooting. Boozer is day-to-day so owners shouldn't alter Davis' outlook based upon tonight's rare start. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:40 pm
     
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • LaMarcus Aldridge joins exclusive FT club
    LaMarcus Aldridge was ice cold for most of Sunday's game, but he persevered to finish with 20 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and one block in a road win vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: LA made 7-of-21 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs, in the process becoming the fifth Blazer in franchise history to make at least 2,000 free throws, joining Clyde Drexler, Terry Porter, Jerome Kersey and Cliff Robinson. Aldridge has one DNP this season, due to an illness, but otherwise he's been a third-round value in 8-cat leagues and an early second-round value in 9-cat leagues due to an unsustainable 1.0 turnovers per game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:29 pm
  • Carlos Boozer (shoulder) ruled out vs. Denver
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) will not play vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: He was listed as probable after missing Saturday's practice, was downgraded to questionable on Sunday afternoon, and ultimately ruled out an hour before tip-off. Ed Davis will get the start at PF in his absence, which should shore up the Lakers' leaky interior defense, and he's worth spot-starting as long as Boozer is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:12 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Andrew Bogut leaves with orbital contusion
    Andrew Bogut suffered an orbital contusion during Sunday's game, and he will not return.

    Advice: It's not entirely clear when he suffered the injury, but with luck the bruise won't cause him to sit out Tuesday vs. the Heat. If he does miss more time, Marreese Speights would likely start at center with Festus Ezeli as his primary backup. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:01 pm
  • David Lee (hamstring) targeting Friday return
    David Lee (hamstring) is targeting a return for Friday vs. the Hornets, or Saturday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: It's unclear if Lee would return as a starter or a reserve, but he'd likely be on a minutes restriction during his first couple of games, and given Draymond Green's impressive play it seems likely Lee would come off the bench initially. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, so stay tuned for more updates as we draw closer to Friday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:46 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Roy Hibbert (ankle) questionable for Monday
    Roy Hibbert (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Dallas.

    Advice: Hibbert sprained his left ankle during Saturday's game and did not return. Owners will want to check back for an official update on his status closer to Monday's tip, but if he's unable to go, Ian Mahinmi would draw the start at center. Mahinmi put up 12 points, 10 rebounds, three steals, one block, and one assist during his last outing, and would make for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues if Hibbert is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:53 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Dwight Howard (knee) questionable for Monday
    Dwight Howard (knee) did not practice on Sunday and remains questionable for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Tarik Black, Donatas Motiejunas, and Kostas Papanikolaou will continue to help fill the void in Howard's absence, but all those guys have been pretty hit-or-miss despite the increased opportunity. Howard owners will need to check back for an official update as we draw closer to Monday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:28 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Carlos Boozer (shoulder) questionable Sunday
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: If Boozer is unable to go, Ed Davis will draw the start, and depending on how Davis fares the move could become permanent. Scott has grown tired of Boozer's uninspired play on the defensive end, as he's currently sitting on a +/- rating of minus-90 on the season. Meanwhile, Davis has been racking up the defensive stats in limited playing time and is currently a plus-6 on the year. If Boozer is unable to suit up Sunday, Davis could see his minutes in the 30s, and would make for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:06 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Pau Gasol probable, Derrick Rose questionable
    Pau Gasol (calf) is probable for Monday's game against Utah, while Derrick Rose (hamstring) remains questionable.

    Advice: Gasol said that he's feeling much better and chances are "pretty high" he'll return, while Rose's situation remains the status quo. I Gasol is unable to go for some reason, Nikola Mirotic would be in for a heavy heaping of minutes with Taj Gibson (ankle) already ruled out for Monday and Tuesday. Meanwhile, it's looking like Aaron Brooks' show if Rose sits with Kirk Hinrich (chest) doubtful. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:35 am
  • Nene's plantar fasciitis in his right foot
    Nene's plantar fasciitis is in his right foot, not the left foot that derailed his 2012-13 season.

    Advice: "I think he’s OK," said Wizards coach Randy Wittman. "I haven’t been able to talk with the trainer or anything to get exactly what’s going on." Nene said the pain has developed "over time" and we're considering him questionable for Tuesday's home game vs. the Hawks, the first in a back-to-back set for Washington. Kris Humphries, Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden would absorb Nene's minutes if he can't suit up. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:07 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Cle
  • Derrick Favors has a double-double
    Derrick Favors double-doubled against the Pelicans during a 106-94 loss on Saturday with 13 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He had a front-row seat for the Anthony Davis Show, but Favors wasn't too bad on the offensive side of the ball. Favors has two sub-par games in a row and his foul shooting is coming down, but his owners shouldn't be overly concerned. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:23 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores career-high 43 points
    Anthony Davis scored a career-high 43 points on 16-of-23 from the field against the Jazz on Saturday to go with 14 boards, two steals and one block.

    Advice: We promise this is not from a video game. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:01 pm
  • Larry Sanders gets his minutes in check
    Larry Sanders played 19 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday with five points, four rebounds, one steal and four blocks.

    Advice: He fouls too much and the Bucks run an 11-man rotation, so that leaves a lot to be desired from the 2012-13 breakout player. Still, the blocks make him someone worth holding on to just in case coach Jason Kidd decides to tighten his rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:25 pm
  • Dirk Nowitzki awful in loss to Rockets
    Dirk Nowitzki hit just 4-of-18 shots and was 0-for-8 from downtown for 11 points and seven rebounds in Saturday's loss to the Rockets.

    Advice: The good news is that Dirk has played through his sprained ankle, but clearly didn't have it tonight. The Rockets are a good defensive team and it showed tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:17 pm
  • Jason Thompson quiet in 18 minutes vs. Wolves
    Jason Thompson logged just under 18 minutes in Saturday's win in Minnesota, finishing with a quiet four points, three rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: JT's playing time occasionally slips below 20 minutes, only to rally again into the mid-20s. It's not very relevant for fantasy owners, however, as he's cracked double-digit scoring and rebounding just once all season (in separate games) and is nowhere near reliable value. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:08 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas quiet in 25 minutes vs. CLE
    Jonas Valanciunas played 25 quiet minutes vs. the Cavaliers, scoring eight points with five rebounds and two blocks in a road win.

    Advice: Toronto came in with the second-best scoring differential of any team in the league, scoring a very efficient 110.3 points per 100 possessions. Perhaps more impressively, they also boast the league's seventh-stingiest defense. JV has been a big part of that and he had two strong double-doubles in the past two games, so he gets a pass for this quiet outing. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:03 pm
  • Kevin Love scores season-high 23 points Sat.
    Kevin Love, who recently asked for a bigger offensive role, finishing Saturday's game with a season-high 23 points on 8-of-16 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs, as well as seven boards and one steal.

    Advice: Love hasn't been satisfied with the number of looks he's gotten inside ten feet of the hoop, but tonight 10 of his attempts came from that range (six of which he made). His mild offensive improvement is hard to appreciate from the Cavs' perspective, as they blew a big early lead at home, but at least Love's fantasy owners have some cause for optimism. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:41 pm
     
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    4:00 pm vs Was
  • Nene leaves Saturday with plantar fasciitis
    Nene started Saturday's game but only played six minutes before being ruled out with plantar fasciitis.

    Advice: Uh oh. Nene's 2012-13 season was spoiled by a never-ending bout of plantar fasciitis, so this is an ominous development just three weeks into the season. Kris Humphries is the most likely player to start at PF if Nene misses any time, while DeJuan Blair and Drew Gooden could find themselves back in the frontcourt rotation. Fantasy owners should consider Nene day-to-day for now, while bracing themselves for DNPs. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:53 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Cle
  • Roy Hibbert does not return on Saturday
    Roy Hibbert (ankle) did not return to Saturday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: He has a left ankle sprain and he could miss time. Hubert checked out with two points, two boards, two assists and one block. Ian Mahinmi will take over most of the minutes at center and he's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:00 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Omer Asik (back) will not play on Saturday
    Omer Asik (back) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He had an aggravation in Friday warmups and didn't have much of a chance to play tonight. With Asik out, Alexis Ajinca will get some extra playing time, but he's not a great fantasy option. Asik could miss more time and he's not a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:36 pm
  • Roy Hibbert will return after spraining ankle
    Roy Hibbert limped into the Pacers locker room on Saturday after spraining his left ankle, but he will return.

    Advice: Ian Mahinmi immediately took Hibbert's place in the lineup but the injury didn't look too bad, so hopefully this won't cause any lasting problems. His fantasy owners can take a deep breath. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:22 pm
     
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ SA
  • Dwight Howard (knee) will not play vs. Mavs
    Dwight Howard (knee) will not play against the Mavericks on Saturday and has no timetable to return.

    Advice: He was basically doubtful and he's still not well enough to play. Howard had plasma rich platelet treatment this week, but he still hasn't had a full workload at practice. Tarik Black played well on Wednesday and will get the start again. Kostas Papanikolaou will also benefit. Howard owners can push the panic button, but cutting him is not an option. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:20 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Dwight Howard is unlikely to play Saturday
    Dwight Howard (knee) is not expected to play on Saturday against the Mavericks, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

    Advice: The credible team reporter said he would be "shocked if he plays." Howard's fantasy owners should have him on their benches and can pencil in Tarik Black into the Houston starting lineup. Although, Kostas Papakinkolaou has been the biggest beneficiary sans Dwight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:40 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Kyle O'Quinn targeting Wednesday
    Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) is targeting a return to the lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Magic could have used him today with Tobias Harris (calf) out. Channing Frye and Andrew Nicholson will get most of the power forward minutes while Nikola Vucevic will get all he can handle. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:31 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Carlos Boozer has a sore shoulder issue
    Carlos Boozer is dealing with a sore shoulder and missed Saturday's practice, but he's probable to play vs. Denver on Sunday.

    Advice: There is no indication that he is in jeopardy of missing Sunday's game against the Nuggets. Boozer doesn't have any red flags on his shoulder and he probably just had a little too much contact at some point. If this does become an issue, Ed Davis would be a hot pickup. To be clear, Boozer sounds like he's OK. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:27 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • John Henson score will change
    The NBA has changed the score of Friday's Bucks at Raptors game to 124-83 to 124-82.

    Advice: With 1:44 left in the blowout, the scorer incorrectly gave John Henson a 3-pointer. That means anyone who started him will lose one point and a 3-pointer in their stats. Considering Henson was barely in the rotation and there were 12 games on Friday, this probably won't affect many fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:31 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Min
  • Omer Asik (back) doubtful to play vs. Jazz
    Omer Asik (back) is doubtful to play vs. the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Asik aggravated his lower back while warming up prior to Friday's game and it sounds like he'll miss his third straight game in Utah, but there's still a chance he'll recover in time to play. Alexis Ajinca has been very quiet as a fill-in starter in Asik's absence and there are no real fantasy winners in this scenario. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:31 am
  • Dwight Howard (knee) questionable vs. Mavs
    Dwight Howard (strained right knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Dwight had been considered doubtful so this is an encouraging update, but owners will need to check for updates closer to tip-off. He recently had a plasma-rich platelet injection and may need to sit out another game to avoid aggravating the strain, in which case Tarik Black would earn another start with extra minutes filtering down to Kostas Papanikolaou and Donatas Motiejunas. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:28 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Pau Gasol (calf) does on-court drills Friday
    Pau Gasol (calf) went through on-court drills on Friday and wrote that he's "getting closer to [a] return."

    Advice: Gasol could return Monday in Utah or Tuesday in Denver. His improving health is welcome news for Chicago, which has lost two straight games and may be forced to play without Taj Gibson (ankle) for a while. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:25 am
  • Al Horford happy to wear compression shirt
    Al Horford will continue to wear a compression shirt under his jersey, saying that it's "actually helped [him] a lot" as he returns from pectoral surgery.

    Advice: "I never really wanted to wear it," Horford said. "My trainers thought it was a good idea to help me. I was getting very stiff at times. With the shirt I notice it keeps it warm, keeps it tight." Horford is quietly returning to form, averaging 13.8 points on 54.2 percent shooting, 6.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 blocks per game, good enough for top-40 fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:12 am
  • Kevin Love struggles, laments perimeter role
    Cavs coach David Blatt said after Friday's loss to the Wizards, "We've got to get [Kevin Love] more [shots]."

    Advice: Love downplayed Blatt's suggestion that he's slowed by nagging injuries, focusing instead on the role he's being asked to play as a perimeter shooter. LeBron James wasn't buying that excuse for Love's slump, saying, "I don’t think it’s a role. I think it’s the demand. Kev is a guy if he wants the ball in the post he gets it in the post. He demands it and we give it to him." The Cavaliers aren't on the same page on or off the court, it seems, but they still have 71 regular-season games to figure things out. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:28 am
     
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    4:00 pm vs Was
  • JaVale McGee is perfect from the field
    JaVale McGee made all six shots from the field for 14 points with eight rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 19 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He's usually on the highlight reel for air-balling a free throw, throwing a ball away to the other team, or running back on defense when his team is still on offense, but he had himself a nice game. Although, he did kiss a fan after diving into the stands, so he'll still be on Shaqtin' a Fool next Thursday. McGee still hasn't played more than 20 minutes in a game this year and is just at 11.5 per game, so the negatives currently outweigh the positives. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:46 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Pho
  • Favors nears double-double in blowout loss
    Derrick Favors scored 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks in Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: This was as good as it got in the starting lineup in yet another terrible basketball game on Friday. Enes Kanter scored 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting with five rebounds, three assists and five turnovers but as usual had no steals or blocks, Trey Burke fell off a cliff with two points (1-of-8 FGs), five assists, one steal, and Alec Burks hit 3-of-10 shots for nine points, four boards and a three. Woof. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:38 pm
  • Anthony Davis plays like a normal NBA star
    Anthony Davis scored 18 points with nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 32 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: This would have been a great line for any player, but Davis has completely spoiled his fantasy owners. He might turn it around and go for a 30-point, 20-board, 10-block game on Saturday against the Jazz or something. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:16 pm
  • Dirk's ankle injury no big deal in blowout
    Dirk Nowitzki shook off an ankle injury in the Mavs' 140-106 laugher win over the Lakers on Friday, scoring 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting with two rebounds, two assists, one block and a 5-of-6 mark from the foul line.

    Advice: Dirk logged just 21 minutes and that's a nice little bonus on top of the fact that he's essentially ankle-proof. Tyson Chandler was quiet with five points and four boards, Jameer Nelson enjoyed the boost with 10 points, four rebounds, seven assists and two threes, and Monta Ellis had it all with 20 and 10 to go with three treys and three boards. Of course none of this matters, because Lakers. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:15 pm
  • Kevin Love's struggles continue again
    Kevin Love struggled against the Wizards on Friday with eight points, eight boards, two assists, one steal, four turnovers and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was horrible on both ends of the floor and the Wizards went at him on defense. Love is shooting below 39 percent from the field on the year and has scored just 12.6 points per game over his last five. Despite the awful start, he's still been a top-40 player before tonight, but his value has trended down in the past two weeks. It be a good idea to see if his owner is hitting the panic button. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:19 pm
     
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    4:00 pm vs Was
  • Lee (hamstring) 'making good progress'
    David Lee (hamstring) is "making good progress" according to the Warriors and he will be evaluated again on their current road trip.

    Advice: We'll need to see a bit more progress before arbitrarily assuming he's close to being back, but it's a good report nonetheless. His minutes and starting status will be in doubt upon his return, but he'll still be worth owning in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:04 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Valanciunas takes advantage of blowout win
    Jonas Valanciunas took advantage of the Raptors' massive 124-83 blowout win over the Bucks on Friday, scoring 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting (6-of-6 FTs) with 12 boards and one steal in just 21 minutes.

    Advice: Like their Bucks counterparts, none of the Raptors are truly worth evaluating after a night like tonight. Terrence Ross scored 13 points with three triples, Kyle Lowry went for 20 and nine with five assists and three treys, and Lou Williams scored 22 points in 19 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:05 pm
  • Andre Drummond only commits one foul in loss
    Andre Drummond had his most productive game in over one week against the Hawks on Friday, scoring 13 points with 16 boards and one block in 38 minutes.

    Advice: For the first time all season, he only committed one foul tonight, which has been a major issue all season. Drummond did only shoot 5-of-12 from the field tonight and he's still at just 40 percent on the season. Hopefully tonight's improvement is a sign of things to come for the buy-low target. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:41 pm
  • Update: Omer Asik now out against Nuggets
    Omer Asik (back) will not play against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He aggravated his back injury in warmups and chances are he is going to miss more time. Asik isn't a must-own player anymore considering he doesn't have a high upside. Alexis Ajinca will start again, but doesn't have much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:39 pm
  • Omer Asik (back) expected to start vs. Denver
    Omer Asik (back) is expected to start against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He was questionable for tonight after missing the last two games. Asik probably won't see many minutes and figures to be in the mid 20s tonight. He's not a must-start player even in a favorable matchup. Alexis Ajinca could lose some minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:33 pm
  • Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup
    Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup against the Raptors.

    Advice: We just thought we'd throw that out there considering it was an issue with him last time. Start Sanders like you normally would and hope he avoids foul trouble. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:08 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn will not play on Friday night
    Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) will not play against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: He was going to a game-time decision, but he must not have felt well after shootaround. O'Quinn could miss more games and he's been out since the opener. Andrew Nicholson will stay in the rotation tonight, but is not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:45 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Omer Asik is questionable for Friday
    Omer Asik (back) is questionable to face the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He has missed his last two games and he is probably a little closer to doubtful. The Pelicans do not need him since they can just play Anthony Davis at center. Alexis Ajinca may get minutes, but Ryan Anderson is probably the biggest beneficiary. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:23 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn is a game-time call on Fri.
    Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) is a game-time decision to face the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: He has been out since the opener with his ankle sprain. O'Quinn has been doing some work in practice and he should be able to play minutes close to 20, assuming he's active. With Aaron Gordon (foot) out, O'Quinn's return shouldn't hurt Tobias Harris and Channing Frye much. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:10 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Pau Gasol will not play on Friday night
    Pau Gasol (calf) will not play against the Blazers on Friday night.

    Advice: This will be his third game out of the lineup since being called "probable" for Monday. Gasol has been outstanding with the Bulls, but perhaps he was playing too many minutes. Taj Gibson was a letdown on Thursday thanks to Jason Thompson playing out of his mind on defense, but his owners should fire him up in all leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:52 pm
  • Dwight Howard receives a PRP injection
    Dwight Howard (knee) received a plasma rich platelet injection on his right knee.

    Advice: This has become common and players usually do at as they are getting closer to a return. Howard is still considered as doubtful for Saturday and he did miss practice on Friday. Tarik Black will likely get another start, but the bigger beneficiary has been Kostas Papanikolaou. Howard owners will want to check back tomorrow and he's also not looking like he'll be a fun player to own this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:17 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • Larry Sanders left thigh now 100 percent
    Larry Sanders said that he's fully healed from his left thigh injury he sustained during Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: It's nice to know that he's healthy, but it would be better if he could start contributing consistently. Sanders is averaging 6.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game this season while shooting 41.1 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from the charity stripe. Those poor shooting percentages are keeping him out of the top-100, and right now he doesn't look like much more than a blocks specialist in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:58 am
  • Shaw wants JaVale McGee to go back to basics
    Nuggets' head coach Brian Shaw wants JaVale McGee to go back to the basics.

    Advice: "I think sometimes he wants to come in and show us and everybody else that he can post up and he can be an offensive force," Shaw said. "And I think that's where he gets himself in trouble from time to time. As he starts to do those things, he'll get to play more." McGee is still with a minutes restriction, and is averaging just 5.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks over 11.4 minutes of action this year. Once his minutes restriction is eventually lifted, he will still be locked into a timeshare with Timofey Mozgov and Jusuf Nurkic, and he just doesn't offer enough upside to be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:53 am
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Pho
  • Joakim Noah turns it on late
    Joakim Noah turned it on late against the Kings in a losing effort on Thursday, finishing with 10 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He played almost the entire fourth quarter with five fouls and was very active on the glass. Noah had another double-double on Monday in the first game without Pau Gasol, so it's fair to say Noah will have better fantasy value sans Pau. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:17 pm
     
    Injured
  • Dwight Howard (knee) questionable for Sat.
    Updating a previous report, coach Kevin McHale is saying that the Rockets will probably be without Dwight Howard (knee) for Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: That means that Tarik Black will draw another start on Saturday, but he really doesn't do much aside from rebound. Dwight's minutes will likely be split up between Black, Donatas Motiejunas, and Kostas Papanikolaou. Kostas is coming off a 19-point game from Wednesday, and could make for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Stay tuned for an official update on Dwight's status, but have your Plan B in place as it's looking like he'll be unable to go. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:31 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Sac
  • David Lee's re-evaluation pushed back to Fri.
    David Lee's (hamstring) re-evaluation will now take place on Friday rather than Thursday.

    Advice: Lee went through some 5-on-0 portions of Wednesday's practice, and he was expected to be re-evaluated today, but that will have to wait another day. He's likely going to be eased back into the rotation, so owners still holding on will need to be patient upon his initial return. He sounds doubtful for Friday's game against the Jazz. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:42 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Jason Thompson (quad) probable for Thursday
    Jason Thompson (quad) is being listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. Chicago.

    Advice: Thompson is averaging just 4.3 points and 6.3 rebounds as a starter for the Kings, and he's faced with a very difficult matchup today against an imposing Chicago frontcourt. So whether he plays tonight should be of little concern to owners in standard leagues. However, if Thompson does sit this one out Carl Landry would be in line for some increased minutes, but given Sacramento's opponent, neither player makes for a very attractive option. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:18 pm
  • Pau Gasol (calf) will not play vs. Sacramento
    Pau Gasol (strained calf) will not play vs. the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: He's questionable to return for Friday's game vs. the Blazers, but said on Wednesday that he must be patient to avoid aggravating the injury. Hopefully his status will once again be determined after Chicago's shootaround, rather than moments before tip-off. Taj Gibson is a terrific option with Gasol out on Thursday, especially with Joakim Noah still playing on a minute-limit. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:43 am
  • Dirk Nowitzki expects to play vs LAL Friday
    Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) expects to play against the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: Nowitzki briefly left Wednesday's win over the Wizards, but was able to return after getting his left ankle taped. "It’s just the first couple of minutes that hurt," Nowitzki said, adding that he expects to be fine for Friday’s game against the Lakers. "I walked it off, got it re-taped. Trainer asked me if I wanted to call it a day, but obviously a close game, so if I can walk, I want to be out there." Expecting to play and actually playing are two different things, so we'll be keeping a close eye on Dirk's status for Friday's tilt agains the Lakers. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:40 am
  • Kevin Love trying to find himself in Cavs' O
    Kevin Love admitted that he is still trying to find his place in the Cavaliers' offense after Wednesday loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: While Love's averages of 17.4 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 2.2 three-pointers per game are still solid fantasy output, owners still aren't getting what they expected when they used a first-round pick on the big man. "I'm just trying to find myself in this offense," Love said after the game. "I came here to win. We're going to figure it out. We're going to be OK." Fantasy owners shouldn't panic as Love has better days ahead of him, but expectations need to be tempered as he sacrifices touches to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:34 am
     
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    4:00 pm vs Was
  • Carlos Boozer turns in another big game
    Carlos Boozer scored 12 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 30 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He shot just 5-of-15 from the field and wasn't quite as hot as his 20-point, 10-board game on Tuesday. Nobody will bother trading for Boozer in your fantasy league, but he's worth owning as a low-upside guy for his points and boards. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:10 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Andre Drummond scores just four points
    Andre Drummond hit just 2-of-10 shots for four points, 13 rebounds, zero steals and zero blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Suns.

    Advice: Yuck. It's just more of the same for the struggling big man, who is this year's fantasy bust of the year thus far. His poor shooting is a mystery and it just doesn't seem like it should be that hard for Stan Van Gundy for feed him the ball in the paint and let him do work. He has just four double-doubles on the season and was averaging just 8.7 points and 11.1 rebounds before tonight's stinker. Here's to hoping he gets it figured out sooner than later. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:57 pm
  • Larry Sanders plays 14 minutes
    Larry Sanders played 14 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday with four points, four boards and one turnover.

    Advice: He was a game-time decision tonight and the Bucks didn't announce he was a go until after the 7:30 start time in Brooklyn. Sanders will likely have his minutes limited in his next game on Friday, so his owners should have low expectations against the Raptors on Friday. Check back for updates, assuming the team provides them. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:58 pm
  • Dirk Nowitzki injures ankle in win over WAS
    Dirk Nowitzki sprained his left ankle after stepping on another player's foot late on Wednesday, but was able to return and finish with 13 points, four rebounds and three 3-pointers on 4-of-12 shooting in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The ankle sprain didn't look good in replays and there's a good chance it will swell up overnight. We've seen Dirk play through these types of injuries in the past, but owners should certainly be on the lookout for news over the next few days. The Mavs next play the struggling Lakers on Friday, and there's a decent chance he could miss that game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:15 pm
  • Kevin Love goes for 10 & 11 in loss to Spurs
    Kevin Love hit just 4-of-12 shots and no 3-pointers on his way to 10 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block in 35 minutes of Wednesday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: Love's owners may have to be talked off a ledge after this one. He's had a fine season, but hasn't exactly been the superstar they were looking to draft in the first round of drafts. Love has now scores 14 or fewer points in four of his last seven games, has four games on the season with eight or fewer rebounds, and has finished three games without a 3-pointer, including tonight. He's averaging a respectable 17.4 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.2 3-pointers per game, but sometimes you don't get what you pay for. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:52 pm
     
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    4:00 pm vs Was
  • Larry Sanders is starting on Wednesday
    Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: In usual Bucks fashion, this update comes at 7:37 pm EST for the 7:30 game. Sanders' thigh issue may limit him and his minutes have been a bit erratic anyway, so he should be on the bench in most fantasy leagues. Zaza Pachulia will move back into the second unit tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:36 pm
  • Larry Sanders is a game-time call vs. Nets
    Larry Sanders (thigh) is a game-time call on Wednesday night to face the Nets.

    Advice: He was a late scratch on Tuesday and there is a good chance he misses tonight. Zaza Pachulia is coming off a nice game and would be a desperate plug-and-play option on a busy night in the NBA. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:28 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) will not play vs. Clips
    Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: O'Quinn looked good during shootaround, leaving him questionable to play, but the Magic will play it safe by resting him for a few more days. He may not log big minutes in his first game back, but there's a big opportunity for O'Quinn with rookie Aaron Gordon (foot) out indefinitely. If you're in need of a big man, he's worth stashing away in deeper formats and watching closely everywhere else. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:31 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • David Lee goes through 5-on-0
    David Lee (hamstring) went through 5-on-0 portions of practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is going to be re-evaluated on Thursday, but is still expected to miss the next week. Lee will likely have his minutes monitored and he's likely lost his starting job to Draymond Green. It does make some sense to stash Lee, but he's probably not a top-50 player upon his return. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:57 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ Orl
  • Larry Sanders (thigh) questionable Wednesday
    Larry Sanders (thigh) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: He was a late scratch on Tuesday because of his bruised thigh, so owners will want to check back for updates prior to tip-off. If Sanders can't go, expect Zaza Pachulia to draw another start after he double-doubled on Tuesday, but anything is possible with coach Kidd. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:36 am
  • Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) may play on Wednesday
    Contrary to a previous report, Kyle O'Quinn may have a chance to play for the Magic on Wednesday after looking good at shootaround.

    Advice: We will consider him questionable for now, and we will update his status as soon as we know more. O'Quinn has an opportunity for minutes behind Channing Frye with rookie Aaron Gordon (foot) out indefinitely, but owners in standard leagues might want to take a wait-and-see approach. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:26 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) won't play on Wednesday
    Kyle O'Quinn will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: He has been out since the opener, which speaks to the severity of the sprain. Rookie Aaron Gordon (foot) is out indefinitely, so the door will be open for O'Quinn to see minutes when he returns. However, until we see a positive report, he can be left on the waiver wire in almost all leagues. Channing Frye and Tobias Harris will continue to see big minutes in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:44 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Jason Thompson (quad) posts 15 & 9 Tuesday
    Jason Thompson (quad) had 15 points, nine rebounds and two turnovers in 25 minutes of action on Tuesday.

    Advice: He jumped out to a quick start and looked unimpeded by his recent quad injury, but as usual his fantasy contributions were restricted to points, FG percentage and rebounds. Fantasy owners in deeper formats would be better off looking for value in backup PF Carl Landry (eight points, nine boards, one steal in 16 minutes). Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:39 pm
  • Anthony Davis keeps torrid pace in road win
    Anthony Davis continued his onslaught in Tuesday's road win vs. the Kings, notching 27 points (11-of-19 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), nine rebounds, two steals and three blocks.

    Advice: He's on pace to become the only player in NBA history to lead the league in both steals and blocks, and the Pelicans' 21-year-old is sure to rack up untold records as his career unfolds. He's lapping the field for fantasy value, with only Steph Curry, LeBron James, James Harden and Chris Paul in the rearview mirror. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:37 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 10 points in 26 minutes
    Derrick Favors was conspicuously quiet in Tuesday's win vs. the Thunder, scoring 10 points with seven rebounds, two assists and one block in just 26 minutes.

    Advice: He picked up four fouls, which limited his playing time, and credit is due to Serge Ibaka's defense. Favors hasn't been the most consistent player this year, but he's exceeding fantasy owners' expectations with top-40 value and should only get better as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:34 pm
  • Larry Sanders (thigh) traveling on road trip
    Larry Sanders (bruised left thigh) will travel with the Bucks for games on Wednesday and Friday.

    Advice: He remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets, but it's a great sign that he'll join the team for their brief two-game road trip. Zaza Pachulia double-doubled with a full line as a starter in Sanders' absence on Tuesday and would be worth a look for temporary value if Sanders misses any more games. We should know more after Milwaukee's shootaround, so check for updates on Wednesday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:15 pm
  • Carlos Boozer's 20 & 10 help LAL hold off ATL
    The Lakers pulled out a five-point road win in Atlanta on Tuesday, aided by Carlos Boozer's 20 points (10-of-14 shooting), 10 rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: Boozer was torched defensively but made up the difference with solid rebounding and shooting, which is a nice sight after Sunday's dud (six points on 3-of-13 shooting). He's barely clinging to 14-team value this season, but has picked up the pace over the past week and is worth owning if you need points, boards and solid FG percentages. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:07 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Al Horford shoots 7-of-8 in tough home loss
    Al Horford made 7-of-8 field goals on Tuesday, including one 3-pointer, to finish a tough loss vs. L.A. with 15 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Horford hasn't played 30+ minutes or taken 10+ shots in any of the Hawks' past four games. He's averaging just 13.7 points and 6.7 rebounds this season but he's likely just off to a slow start after missing many months following pectoral surgery. Fantasy owners should view this is a buy-low opportunity for Horford, who will need to play a bigger role for Atlanta to emerge as a legitimate playoff threat. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:07 pm
  • Jason Thompson (quad) will play Tuesday
    Jason Thompson (quad) will play in Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: He is only averaging 3.2 points per game this season so this goes without saying that he shouldn't be considered in standard leagues. Even worse, Thompson will have to deal with Anthony Davis all night which makes him quite unappealing in daily leagues. You can safely ignore him in almost all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:58 pm
  • Omer Asik (back) will not play Tuesday vs SAC
    Omer Asik (back) will miss his second straight game vs. the Kings on Tuesday.

    Advice: Asik warmed up but didn't feel good enough to return, leaving Alexis Ajinca as the Pelicans' likely starting center. Ryan Anderson was the guy who absorbed most of Asik's playing time on Monday, however, and he should do so again tonight. Asik is day-to-day and could return as soon as Friday in Denver. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:49 pm
  • Larry Sanders a late scratch w/ bruised thigh
    Larry Sanders was a late scratch on Tuesday due to a bruised thigh.

    Advice: Zaza Pachulia will start at center in his absence and John Henson should earn more playing time off the bench, but the injury was reported so late that most fantasy owners will be unable to change their lineups. Sanders has averaged 6.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.8 blocks through the Bucks' first 10 games, despite the fact that he's playing only 22 minutes per game. His injury doesn't sound serious and we're considering him questionable to return for Wednesday's game in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:58 pm
  • Jason Thompson (quad) probable Tuesday vs. NO
    Jason Thompson (left quad tendinitis) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: Thompson is averaging just 3.2 points and 6.0 rebounds over 25 minutes of action this season, so he's obviously not worth a roster spot in standard leagues. It sounds like he'll suit up on Tuesday, but if he's unable to go, Carl Landry would likely pick up most of his minutes. Reggie Evans could also see some extended run off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:36 pm
  • Van Gundy keeping Andre Drummond focused
    Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy is trying to keep Andre Drummond focused on his greatness, despite his recent slump.

    Advice: With Drummond struggling to start the season, Van Gundy pulled him aside for a conversation about not worrying about the offensive end of the floor as much. "My point was just he's been frustrated on the offensive end a little bit, both by not converting at as high a percentage as he would like and plus not getting him the ball as much as he would like," Van Gundy said. "I just don't want him to get distracted by that from what I know he's great at every single night, which is rebounding the ball. He can't lose sight of where his greatness is." Drummond might be best served left on fantasy benches while he turns things around, but fantasy owners shouldn't hit the panic button on the 21-year-old just yet. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:29 am
  • Joakim Noah says Bulls have work to do
    Joakim Noah said the Bulls still have work to do after Monday's win over the Clippers.

    Advice: After easily defeating the Clippers without Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol, Noah said the Bulls have some building to do. "We have a lot of work to do," Noah said. "As long as we stay humble and we keep working, keep getting better as a team, hopefully, we'll have a chance. But we're nowhere near where we have to be." While Noah's numbers haven't been exactly what his fantasy owners expected, his improved play over the Bulls' last five games should give hope that he can still return top-30 value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:53 am
     
    Injured
  • Noah posts big popcorn line in easy win
    Joakim Noah scored 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting with 16 rebounds and six assists in Monday's easy win over the Clippers.

    Advice: Noah's numbers are down in enough areas to worry that he's still not at 100 percent, but he's playing and doing enough to return top-75 value. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:04 pm
     
    Injured
  • Aldridge (illness) returns to action on Mon
    LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) returned to action in the Blazers' 102-93 win over the Pelicans on Monday, scoring 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting with nine rebounds and one steal in 37 minutes.

    Advice: It's always nice for Aldridge to come away with a nice line against one of the few guys that can defend his fadeaway in Anthony Davis. He's a top 15-30 play (9/8 cat) in the games he's been on the floor this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:49 pm
  • Anthony Davis may or may not be human
    Anthony Davis scored 31 points on 14-of-20 shooting with 11 rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks in Monday's loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Davis hasn't neared his ceiling yet and that's the part folks continue to grapple with, but be clear we haven't seen this type of transcendent player in many, many years. Jrue Holiday hit just 5-of-19 shots for 14 points, seven boards, two assists and three treys, and Tyreke Evans was equally inept shooting the ball with 13 points on 5-of-18 shooting, five boards, eight assists and two steals. Both ball-dominant guards ignored Davis down the stretch and it cost the Pellies a nice road loss in Portland. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:44 pm
  • Drummond still struggling, produces on Mon
    Andre Drummond dealt with foul trouble again in Monday's loss, but still managed 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting with 10 rebounds and three blocks in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Drummond is a hard guy to start unless one is punting percentages entirely, but eventually he'll get things cleaned up and tap into the upside. Stay the course. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:55 pm
  • Love goes for 20 and 11 in loss to Nuggets
    Kevin Love went for 20 and 11 in Monday's loss to the Nuggets, hitting 7-of-13 shots (1-of-5 from deep, 5-of-6 from the line) with one assist and no defensive stats.

    Advice: Love is still playing well below his ADP and it fits the narrative that the Cavs will take a while to gel. It's still buy low territory. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:12 pm
     
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    4:00 pm vs Was
  • LaMarcus Aldridge will play on Monday
    Lamarcus Aldridge (illness) will play on Monday night against the Pelicans.

    Advice: He missed Saturday because of his illness and was able to do through some of shootaround today. Aldridge will be worth using in all formats tonight even in a bad matchup against Anthony Davis. Chris Kaman and Meyers Leonard lose a little bit of value. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:15 pm
  • Ed Davis impressive minus-5 in 236 minutes
    Ed Davis is a minus-5 in 236 minutes this season, while starting power forward Carlos Boozer is a minus-118 in 277 minutes.

    Advice: It's the latest illustration of Boozer's complete and utter ineptitude on the defensive end of the floor. The cries are growing louder for more Davis and less Boozer, and the veteran's offensive numbers are among the emptiest in the NBA. After Byron Scott threatened lineup changes, Boozer could be in line to lose his spot to Davis sooner rather than later. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 8:48 am
     
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Speights going to play a lot for Warriors
    Steve Kerr said Marreese Speights is "going to play a lot" for the Warriors.

    Advice: Speights has seized the backup center role and has run with it. "He's earned that backup role," Kerr said. Speights dropped 24 points and nine rebounds in just 20 minutes (8-of-11 shooting) against the Lakers on Sunday, and he's playing with extreme confidence under his new head coach. "He's my new favorite player, Mo Speights," Kerr added. Speights improved his work ethic during the offseason, and that work has translated to results for both Speights and the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 8:25 am
  • Marreese Speights blows up for 24 pts Sunday
    Marreese Speights blew up in Sunday's easy win vs. the Lakers, scoring 24 points on 8-of-11 FGs and 8-of-8 FTs with nine rebounds in just 20 minutes of action.

    Advice: Speights tied his season high with 16 points in the first half alone, benefiting from the Lakers' utter lack of interior defense. He didn't have any assists, steals or blocks tonight, and is only worth a look if you need scoring and rebounding in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 9:14 pm
  • Andrew Bogut double-doubles in 21 minutes
    Andrew Bogut double-doubled in just 21 minutes on Sunday, scoring 15 points with 10 rebounds in the Warriors' blowout road win in L.A.

    Advice: Bogut made 7-of-9 field goals and chipped in four assists and one block, providing a solid fantasy line despite limited minutes. He's as healthy as he's ever been and has returned top-60 value at this early point in the season, though he's unlikely to help fantasy owners beyond the typical big-man categories of FG%, rebounds and blocks. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 9:13 pm
  • JaVale McGee plays just 5.8 minutes on Sunday
    JaVale McGee played 5.8 minutes on Sunday, scoring two points on 2-of-4 shooting from the free throw line.

    Advice: McGee is still on a minutes restriction, but even if he was healthy, he's going to be competing for playing time with Timofey Mozgov, and Jusuf Nurkic, severely limiting his upside. He hasn't blocked a shot in his last four contests (his only source of value) and he's just not worth owning in standard leagues. Deep league owners can probably move along as well. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 2:16 pm
     
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Pho
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) questionable Mon.
    LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) was a limited participant during Sunday's practice, and is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: When Aldridge was asked about his illness, he responded: "I felt like death." If Aldridge misses Monday's game, expect Chris Kaman and Meyers Leonard to see some extended minutes. Thomas Robinson is also a candidate to earn some extra playing time, but he also picked up a DNP-CD during the Blazers' last game sans Aldridge. Kaman and Leonard are the most attractive plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 1:27 pm
  • Marreese Speights provides spark for Warriors
    Marreese Speights gave the Warriors a huge lift off of the bench on Saturday, finishing with 13 points, six boards, two assists and a steal in just 15 minutes.

    Advice: While these are fantastic numbers for such limited minutes, owners need to be aware of the fact that David Lee (hamstring) should be back very shortly. In the meantime, deep league owners can continue to roll the dice on Speights for short-term value, as he has been excellent under new coach Steve Kerr. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 7:16 am
  • Andrew Bogut propels Warriors to win Saturday
    Andrew Bogut was huge for the Warriors on Saturday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting while adding nine boards, two assists and a steal in just 22 minutes.

    Advice: He gave the Warriors a boost and made his presence felt all over the court. Bogut likely won't play big minutes during the season as he is prone to injury, but he has shown that he can be effective in limited action. However, he is still a must-start player at least until David Lee (hamstring) returns. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 10:49 pm
  • Andre Drummond is quiet yet again on Saturday
    Andre Drummond played just 20 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday due to foul trouble, making 2-of-4 from the field for six points with 10 rebounds and one block.

    Advice: It looked like he could get it going with a nine-point, 15-board game on Friday, but he was unable to string together a run tonight. Shockingly, he's shot just 41.4 percent from the field despite a whopping 98.6 percent of his shots coming from within 10 feet. Drummond has taken his shots off the dribble 47.2 percent of the time this year, which is up from 20.2 last season. His owners are probably panicking, so feel free to see how cheap you can get him. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 9:09 pm
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