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    • Isaiah Thomas had fluid drained from wrist
      Isaiah Thomas, who has made 15 of his last 30 3-pointers, had his troublesome left wrist drained of fluid recently.

      Advice: Thomas had a "lump of fluid" removed from the area, and he's been a different player since. "It affected my shot when I released," Thomas said. "It feels better. I got it done last week when we got home." Thomas said this was the third time he's been drained this year, but it was an expected part of the post-surgical process. Jeff Hornacek also added Thomas has done a "better job of pushing the ball" of late, as well. Rotoworld.com
      43 minutes ago
    • Jeremy Lin felt hurt by DNP last Friday
      Jeremy Lin admitted that it "definitely hurts" to be a healthy scratch.

      Advice: Lin, who did not play on Friday, returned to the rotation on Sunday with 14 points and six assists on 2-of-9 shooting. Lin has started 23 games, but frankly he's been a major disappointment since day one this season. Lin hasn't been able to take advantage of a "depth chart" that includes Ronnie Price and rookie Jordan Clarkson, and there's nothing to suggest he's going to suddenly his his stride soon. He is what he is. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:15 am
    • Avery Bradley has injuries to both hands now
      Avery Bradley, who had already been dealing with a jammed left thumb, is now dealing with a bruised right hand as well.

      Advice: Bradley said the bruised hand is something he's been dealing with "for a while." It doesn't appear as if either issue is going to keep him off the floor for now, but the injuries will likely be slow to heal since Bradley needs his hands to play basketball. It may become an issue of maintenance and pain tolerance as Bradley continues to play through it for now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:10 am
    • Marcus Smart expected to play on Monday
      Marcus Smart (personal) is expected to play on Monday against the Jazz.

      Advice: Smart had a death in the family, but he is expected back after a one-game absence. Smart is starting to carve out some fantasy value, but his development will be inconsistent. He's a solid stash for owners who can afford to have a little patience. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:06 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Uta
    • Zach LaVine returned to action on Sunday January 25. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:26 pm
    • Kobe Bryant (shoulder) to meet w/ doctor Mon
      Kobe Bryant (shoulder) has an appointment with a specialist on Monday, after which he'll decide whether to have surgery or pursue a different treatment option.

      Advice: ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reiterates that so far "everyone has recommended surgery." It's safe to assume that Kobe is done for the season but he's performing his due diligence to explore every rehab possibility, and he and the Lakers should make an official announcement early this week. Assuming he does have rotator cuff surgery, he'd be looking at approximately six months of recovery. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:03 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Jeremy Lin scores 14 pts to lead failed rally
      Jeremy Lin returned to the Lakers' rotation on Sunday with 14 points, six assists and three turnovers off the bench, making 2-of-9 field goals and 10-of-14 free throws.

      Advice: He attacked the basket throughout his 28 minutes and picked up some cheap production in garbage time, so it's hard to read much into tonight's line. Lin remains a very shaky option now that Jordan Clarkson has usurped the starting PG job from Ronnie Price, but he's at least worth a stash in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:08 pm
    • Ronnie Price held to seven minutes vs Rockets
      Ronnie Price barely played on Sunday, coming off the bench for two points and one steal in seven minutes.

      Advice: The former starter is banged up physically and his lack of offense may have finally cost him his role, as he's shooting just 29.4 percent in January. Anyone who still owns him should peruse the waiver wire for a replacement. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:05 pm
    • Jordan Clarkson struggles vs Houston, Pat Bev
      Jordan Clarkson couldn't get anything going in 28 minutes vs. the Rockets on Sunday, going 2-of-10 from the field to finish with eight points, two assists, one steal and five turnovers.

      Advice: Patrick Beverley will have this effect on opposing PGs and Clarkson gets a pass for the dud. Lakers coach Byron Scott said he'll keep his current starting lineup intact for "15 to 20 games" which gives Clarkson a nice window to establish himself. Deep-league owners should already own him, and he's firmly on the radar in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:05 pm
    • Avery Bradley jammed his thumb on Sunday
      Avery Bradley jammed his thumb during on Sunday vs. the Warriors, but stayed in the game and finished with 15 points, three boards, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: His thumb was heavily wrapped after the game but it doesn't appear like he is in danger of missing any time. While he has scored 15 or more points in his last three games, Bradley doesn't contribute in many other areas and should only be considered for owners in desperate need of 3-pointers. As always, we will update his status as soon as more details emerge. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:37 pm
    • Wizards win in OT behind John Wall's 19 & 16
      John Wall led the Wizards to an overtime win in Denver on Sunday, scoring 19 points and dishing out 16 assists, one shy of his career high.

      Advice: Wall made 8-of-16 shots including one 3-pointer and he was huge down the stretch, scoring or assisting on six of Washington's scoring plays. He added one steal with only two turnovers in tonight's high-scoring affair, and he's overtaken Ty Lawson for the league-lead in assists with 10.1 per game. When you eliminate turnovers from the equation, Wall's fantasy valuation leaps into the top-25. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:02 pm
    • Stephen Curry drops 22 pts with 11 assists
      Stephen Curry dropped 21 points on 6-of-16 shooting in a win over the Celtics on Sunday, adding 11 assists, four boards, two steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

      Advice: The Warriors have now won 19 straight games at home which is easily a franchise record, and Curry has been one of the main reasons why they have had so much success. Curry will likely remain a top-3 fantasy asset the rest of the way, and his hunt for the MVP award should only motivate him even more. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:47 pm
    • Kyle Lowry gets 11 pts w/ eight dimes vs. DET
      Kyle Lowry finished Sunday's home win vs. the Pistons with 11 points, one 3-pointer, three rebounds, eight assists, two steals and only one turnover.

      Advice: It was a useful if low-key game for fantasy purposes, but Lowry's owners are probably disappointed after being spoiled with his production in DeMar DeRozan's absence. Shot attempts are harder to come by with DeRozan healthy, and the insertion of playmaker Greivis Vasquez (13 points, seven dimes) in the starting lineup is doing Lowry's assists no favors, but he remains a solid No. 1 fantasy PG. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:35 pm
    • D.J. Augustin explodes for career-high 35 pts
      D.J. Augustin exploded for a career-high 35 points while taking over the Pistons' starting PG job on Sunday, hitting 12-of-20 shots with five 3-pointers, four boards and eight assists.

      Advice: Congratulations to all those owners who snagged Augustin off the waiver wire following Brandon Jennings' Achilles injury. Augustin also was 6-of-6 at the FT line with only two turnovers in 37 minutes and this may stand as his best line all season, but he's locked into a huge role with Jennings done for the year. Detroit plays three times next week, which is good enough to start Augustin in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:09 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas drops 25 pts in 25 minutes
      Isaiah Thomas, who was averaging 24.3 points over the past three games, finished Sunday's loss to the Clippers with 25 points in 25 minutes.

      Advice: He made 6-of-11 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs with four triples and one assist. The Clippers are giving up 35.0 points per game to opposing benches this season (6th most in the NBA), as well as 9.1 assists (2nd most), which makes Thomas' outburst somewhat predictable. He'll look to keep the good times rolling vs. the visiting Wizards on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:56 pm
    • Brandon Knight scores just 10 points in loss
      Brandon Knight scored just 10 points in a loss to the Spurs on Sunday, adding five boards, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: He really struggled to take care of the ball tonight, turning it over five times while shooting just 4-of-15 from the field. It was also his lowest scoring output since Dec. 27, but he was able to play solid defense on Tony Parker throughout the game. However, Knight has been in the conversation as an Eastern Conference All-Star in what has been a breakout season for the young guard, so his owners should give him a pass. Expect him to bounce back against the Heat on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:35 pm
    • Monta Ellis drops 36 points in road defeat
      Monta Ellis notched his seventh 30-point game of the season on Sunday, pouring in 36 points on 16-of-27 shooting in a narrow road loss to the Pelicans.

      Advice: In the process, Ellis became the league leader in crunch-time scoring with 94 points in the 'clutch,' as defined by NBA.com. He drained four 3-pointers tonight, with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and only one turnover, and this may have been his most well-rounded line all season. Unlike teammate Chandler Parsons, the arrival of Rajon Rondo hasn't slowed Ellis down a bit. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:27 pm
    • Rajon Rondo posts 17/8/9, makes 7-of-10 FGs
      Rajon Rondo made 7-of-10 shots with two 3-pointers on Sunday, scoring 17 points with eight rebounds and nine assists in his first double-digit scoring game since Jan. 13.

      Advice: This was just the fourth time since joining the Mavs that Rondo has made more than half of his shot attempts, so owners should enjoy it while it lasts. He padded his near triple-double with a pair of steals and only two turnovers in 34 minutes, taking full advantage of the absence of Pelicans' PG Jrue Holiday (leg). Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:25 pm
    • George Hill gets 17 pts, looks good off bench
      George Hill (groin) excelled in only 20 minutes off the Pacers bench, finishing Sunday's road victory with 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: Indiana will play it safe with Hill to avoid aggravating his groin injury, so his minutes may stay low a while longer. He'll retake the starting PG job before long, however, and has too much upside to be floating on the waiver wire in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:07 pm
    • Russell Westbrook one REB off triple-double
      Russell Westbrook fell one rebound shy of a triple-double vs. Cleveland on Sunday, scoring 22 points with nine boards, 11 assists, two steals and one block.

      Advice: He shot 7-of-26 overall but made three 3-pointers and committed only two turnovers in OKC's tough road loss. Westbrook is one of 11 players with a triple-double this season, with Rajon Rondo leading the league with three of them in 38 games. Despite the near-miss for Westbrook his owners should only have one complaint -- his heavily-weighted 36.8 percent shooting over the past month. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:17 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
      Yesterday, 4:03 pm
    • Derrick Rose scores 19 on 7-of-17 shooting
      Derrick Rose scored 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting on Sunday, adding four assists, two rebounds, one steal, one block, and four turnovers.

      Advice: Low shooting percentages and a high turnover rate have really limited Rose' value this season, but at least he's managed to stay healthy. However, he is having a nice January with averages of 19.7 points, 5.3 assists, 2.3 three-pointers, 2.7 turnovers, and 1.0 steal per game. However, with the injury risk that is Rose, selling-high at this point would be advisable. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:23 pm
    • D.J. Augustin starting Sunday vs. Toronto
      D.J. Augustin will start at point guard for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

      Advice: The Pistons are looking at adding a third point guard, but Augustin is going to have essentially zero competition for playing time with Brandon Jennings (Achilles) going down for the rest of the season. Augustin needs to be picked up in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:43 pm
    • Zach LaVine (elbow) will be available Sunday
      Zach LaVine (elbow) will be available for Sunday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: With averages of just 8.1 points and 3.5 assists, LaVine can't be considered a viable option in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:40 pm
    • Mario Chalmers gets it going, plays 40 mins
      Mario Chalmers finally got things back on track on Sunday, putting up 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting to go with five assists, four rebounds, two steals, and three turnovers over 40 minutes of action.

      Advice: Chalmers also hit one 3-pointer and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the stripe, but it's worth noting that Norris Cole did not even step on the court today. Hopefully Chalmers will get things going after today's outing, and he's worth a look if he was dropped in your league after a month-long cold streak. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:18 pm
    • Report: CHA wants Kemba Walker to get surgery
      Kemba Walker is reportedly being advised by Charlotte management to undergo surgery due to the fact that he is dealing with an injury to his meniscus.

      Advice: Walker is set to undergo an MRI on Monday, after which we will know more about his status. It's not yet known whether he is dealing with a separate tear, or if it's the same cyst that he's been dealing with since high school. If the surgery is done for a cyst he would be looking at around six weeks on the sidelines, but a separate tear would likely be the end of Walker’s season. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:59 pm
       
      Injured
    • Shelvin Mack (calf) out Sunday vs. Minnesota
      Shelvin Mack (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

      Advice: Mack has been sidelined since Jan. 17, and he currently is without an official timetable to return. However, he's not a major part of the Hawks' rotation so his absence means very little in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:45 pm
       
      Injured
    • D.J. Augustin set to become starting PG
      With news coming out that Brandon Jennings will miss the remainder of the season with an Achilles injury, D.J. Augustin is set to become the starting point guard in Detroit.

      Advice: Augustin is averaging 13.3 points, 6.3 assists, 1.3 three-pointers, and 3.3 turnovers through three games as a starter for Detroit. Make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire, as he has now officially become a must-own player in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:59 am
    • Brandon Jennings (Achilles) done for the year
      Brandon Jennings will miss the remainder of the season with a full tear of his left Achilles.

      Advice: This is a tough blow for the Pistons, and we wish Jennings a speedy recovery. Typically these types of injuries take 7-12 months for a complete recovery, and that's just talking about returning to the court. D.J. Augustin becomes a must-own guy with Jennings unavailable for the rest of the season, and Spencer Dinwiddie will also enter the rotation as the primary reserve off the bench. If Augustin is sitting on your waiver wire, go grab him now as he owns averages of 13.3 points, 6.3 assists, and 1.3 three-pointers as a starter for Detroit. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:33 am
    • Zach LaVine (elbow) questionable Sunday
      Zach LaVine (elbow) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: He hasn't been relevant in most fantasy leagues since losing his starting spot to Mo Williams, so the eventual return of Ricky Rubio will likely ruin his already limited value. LaVine can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:51 am
    • Surgery could be an option for Kemba Walker?
      Kemba Walker is set to have an MRI on his knee and surgery is reportedly not off the table.

      Advice: He has been dealing with a cyst in his left knee since high school so it's very surprising to see it flare up now. There is no indication as to when Walker will be evaluated, but we would expect another report soon. Walker's owners shouldn't panic just yet, and should wait until further details are released before doing anything drastic. Should Walker miss any time, Brian Roberts will likely step into a starting role with Lance Stephenson and Gary Neal also handling the ball more. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:51 am
       
      Injured
    • Jose Calderon (knee) unsure for Monday
      Jose Calderon's (knee) status for Monday's game against Sacramento is uncertain at this point according to coach Derek Fisher.

      Advice: Coach Fisher did say that Calderon was making good progress, but we would guess that he is closer to doubtful considering that he didn't even make the trip to Charlotte on Saturday. If Calderon is unable to play, Langston Galloway will get another chance to run the show for New York with Shane Larkin picking up a few more minutes off the bench. If you are in need of a guard, Galloway deserves a long look. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:25 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Sac
    • Goran Dragic would consider return to Houston
      Goran Dragic said that he will keep an open mind in free agency, and that he would even consider a return to Houston.

      Advice: "Every team in the NBA is an option to me, because it is a privilege to play for any team in the NBA," Dragic said. "When the time comes I’m going to sit down with my family and my agent and try to make the best decision for myself." It's no secret that Dragic has drawn plenty of interest from several teams, as he has really taken a step forward in his development in recent years. However, despite all the rumors it doesn't appear that Phoenix is willing to trade him at this point in the season and they will likely have to risk letting him walk in free agency without getting anything in return. As always, we will continue to monitor this situation closely. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:16 am
    • Woj: 'Strong belief' Jennings tore Achilles
      There is a "strong belief" within the Pistons that Brandon Jennings tore his left Achilles on Saturday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

      Advice: Sadly, all signs support this claim. Jennings was in agonizing pain at the time of the injury and couldn't put any weight on his leg. Those who have torn their Achilles before have mentioned it felt like being drilled with a baseball in their lower leg, which seemed to be the case for Jennings. The Pistons will conduct an MRI to confirm the damage, but fantasy owners in all re-draft leagues should consider Jennings out for the season. D.J. Augustin is expected to start and is worth owning in all standard leagues. Spencer Dinwiddie will also get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:24 pm
    • John Wall scores 25 points vs. Blazers
      John Wall scored a team-high 25 points against the Blazers during a 103-96 loss on Saturday, adding four rebounds, nine assists and one steal.

      Advice: It's his first 20-point game in his last five tries and it was also the first time he was above 50 percent from the field in that span, too. Wall's offensive numbers are going down a bit due to a drop in efficiency and usage rate, but he's still leading the NBA in assists per game with over two steals per game. He's a stud. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:49 pm
    • Marcus Smart (personal) won't play Sunday
      Marcus Smart (personal) will not play against the Warriors on Sunday due to a death in his family.

      Advice: He will rejoin the team in Utah for Monday's game. With Smart out, Evan Turner will play most of his minutes at point guard, so that should open up more run for Jae Crowder. Phil Pressey will also get a few more minutes of action. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:33 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Uta
    • DJ Augustin set for major increase in minutes
      D.J. Augustin played 15 minutes on Saturday against the Bucks with two points and two steals.

      Advice: Despite the awful game, Augustin is set for a significant bump on playing time. Brandon Jennings (leg) is possibly out for the season, so expect DJA to play close to 30-35 minutes. He can add some steals, dimes and triples, which makes him some worth grabbing in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:18 pm
    • SVG: Jennings out for foreseeable future
      Coach Stan Van Gundy said Brandon Jennings' foot injury "doesn't look good" and he will be out for the foreseeable future.

      Advice: The Pistons will give him an MRI in the coming days to confirm the diagnosis. Looking at the circumstantial evidence, Jennings is likely out for the season with an Achilles tear. To be clear, that is still just an educated guess and it has not been confirmed. D.J. Augustin is going to pick up around 10 minutes per game and should be owned in all standard leagues. Spencer Dinwiddie will also play more. Hopefully, we're wrong on Jennings. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:09 pm
    • Brandon Jennings leaves game with leg injury
      Brandon Jennings suffered a left leg injury and went to the locker room on Saturday.

      Advice: It did not look good at all and his teammates were very discouraged. Jennings had to be taken to the locker room in a wheelchair, so it could be a severe ankle injury or an Achilles issue. If you're looking to add a point guard, D.J. Augustin is a very strong speculative add right now. Spencer Dinwiddie will also get in the rotation. Jennings finished with 16 points, two rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:13 pm
    • Zach LaVine (elbow) misses practice
      Zach LaVine (elbow) missed practice on Saturday.

      Advice: His minutes have dropped off significantly and he would usually play around 12 minutes in non-blowout games. LaVine is not worth owning in most leagues and we'll pass along any other info on his elbow injury soon. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:54 pm
    • Kemba Walker (knee soreness) out Saturday
      Kemba Walker (left knee cyst) will miss Saturday's game against the Knicks due to knee soreness.

      Advice: With tonight off, he'll have four days to recover. Walker had a really bad game against the Cavs on Friday, so it makes sense to sit him down. It'll be Brian Robert logging minutes as the starter in a favorable matchup. We can also expect to see Lance Stephenson run the offense a little more tonight. Gary Neal will also play some minutes at backup point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:02 pm
       
      Injured
    • George Hill has soreness, expects to play
      George Hill is experiencing some soreness from Friday, but is expected to play against the Magic on Sunday.

      Advice: The severity of the soreness is not known, but this certainly isn't good news. Hill has dealt with his groin strain for basically three years and he's already aggravated it once. He'll likely be on a minutes limit again on Sunday and is more of a stash. Donald Sloan may still see a few more minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:48 pm
    • Jose Calderon (knee) is out vs. Charlotte
      Jose Calderon (knee) will not play vs. Charlotte on Saturday.

      Advice: He didn't even make the trip to Charlotte which suggests he could be looking at additional time on the sidelines, so we will be sure to monitor that situation closely. Shane Larkin will likely draw the start and is worth a look in deeper leagues for short-term value, while promising rookie Langston Galloway should see a bump in production with this news and is worth a long look. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:53 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Sac
    • Jose Calderon (knee) is unsure for Saturday
      Jose Calderon (knee) is unsure if he will be able to play vs. Charlotte on Saturday.

      Advice: He suffered a contusion during the third quarter of Friday's game and was unable to return, and also wasn't able to put any weight on his left leg after it happened. X-rays were negative, but it sounds like Calderon is much closer to doubtful for this contest. If he does end up missing time, Shane Larkin would likely draw the start and would be a decent plug-and-play option in daily leagues, while Langston Galloway would have even more opportunity to build on his momentum. We will continue to provide updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:05 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Sac
    • Jeremy Lin has uncertain role moving forward
      Coach Byron Scott downplayed the DNP-CD that Jeremy Lin picked up on Friday.

      Advice: "He just has to keep doing the things he was doing when he was playing," Scott said of Lin. "It’s not like I’m not going to play him again. It’s more of a case of changing the lineup." Coach Scott opted to give rookie Jordan Clarkson the start on Friday, and then decided to go with Ronnie Price as his backup. The point guard situation is dicey at best in Los Angeles, and while it's probably better for fantasy owners to avoid this conundrum, owners of Lin should have already started entertaining the idea of moving on. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:04 am
    • Coach Byron Scott praises Jordan Clarkson
      Coach Byron Scott heaped praise on rookie Jordan Clarkson after his first career start on Friday against the Spurs.

      Advice: "I am very happy with the way Jordan played," Scott said. "He just looked like he was very poised and the moment wasn’t too big for him." Clarkson scored 11 points with four assists and three boards, but given his high usage rate he should see his numbers improve with continued opportunity. There is still no word on whether or not his move to the starting lineup is permanent, but the Lakers would be wise to give their younger players a chance to develop in a lost season. Clarkson is worth keeping a close eye on moving forward, so keep him on your radar. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:54 am
    • Rajon Rondo not upset with coach Carlisle
      Rajon Rondo stressed that he wasn't upset with coach Carlisle's decision to bench him during the fourth quarter of Friday's loss to the Bulls.

      Advice: "Coach made a decision. It's as simple as that," said Rondo. "I've been in this game a long time. It's not like it's the end of the world. I like what Coach Carlisle has done for me this year. I don't have any regrets." Rondo has averaged 10.1 points, 7.1 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 16 games since being traded to the Mavs, and it's clear that his value is trending down. However, he is playing for a new contract and he still has time to turn things around. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:05 am
    • Bradley scores 18 points with four threes
      Avery Bradley scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting (including four threes) with six rebounds and one assist in Friday's win.

      Advice: Bradley has been a low-end value and with Jeff Green out he might be a bit more consistent now. Give him a look if you need a 3-point shooter. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:30 am
    • Smart plays just 14 minutes on Friday
      Marcus Smart played just 14 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring four points on 1-of-2 (including a three) with three assists and five fouls.

      Advice: Smart's fouls were an issue and Brad Stevens is a bit of a card with rotations, but it would be surprising if Smart isn't running the show after the All Star break, or at least logging starter's minutes. He's a solid stash until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:16 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Uta
    • Jeremy Lin given DNP-CD by Bryon Scott
      Jeremy Lin was a healthy DNP-CD on Friday against the Spurs.

      Advice: Lin and Bryon Scott haven't been on the same page at all this season and this is a hard pill for owners to swallow. If you want to cut him you have our blessing, but it wouldn't be surprising for Scott to suddenly change his mind and have Lin running out there for significant minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:43 am
    • Clarkson steps in for Lin, posts low-end line
      Jordan Clarkson drew the start at point guard for the Lakers on Friday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting (no threes) with three rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes.

      Advice: This is a successful outing for him in the grand scheme of things but there are a lot of questions in L.A. right now, starting with Jeremy Lin's (DNP-CD) future and then heading right into whether or not Clarkson's game translates into fantasy value. He's a flier at best barring news that he's suddenly the man in charge, but he could quickly capture our attention so stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:39 am
    • Rondo benched down the stretch vs. Bulls
      Rajon Rondo was benched during the fourth quarter of the Mavs' 102-98 loss to the Bulls on Friday, finishing with six points on 3-of-9 shooting, two rebounds, four assists and a steal in 27 minutes.

      Advice: Rondo was benched earlier in the year under the premise of Achilles' pain and it's starting to look to some like it's a basic offensive issue. Teams are packing it in against Rondo and Rick Carlisle decided to go with Devin Harris instead. Rondo is also struggling in fantasy leagues, so consider moving him to your bench in 8-cat leagues. Rondo is radioactive in 9-cat leagues unless you're punting turnovers, but some added production might sneak him into late-round value in those formats. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:29 pm
    • Monta gets back on track in loss to Bulls
      Monta Ellis got back on track with 17 points on 7-of-18 shooting, two rebounds, four assists and five steals in Friday's loss to the Bulls.

      Advice: Ellis isn't one to struggle for long. Tyson Chandler joined him on the right side of the stat sheet with 10 and 12 with a steal and five blocks, and Dirk Nowitzki continued to heat up with 24 and seven with two threes and a block. Chandler Parsons added 19 points with two steals and a three in the loss. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:25 pm
    • Chalmers has quiet game with Wade around
      Mario Chalmers scored nine points on 3-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, two assists and two steals over 30 minutes on Friday against the Pacers.

      Advice: Chalmers has been ice-cold lately and he can only be viewed as a stash in the hopes the older players on the Heat start to exit stage left. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:50 pm
    • George Hill (groin) logs 20 minutes in return
      George Hill (groin) returned to action in Friday's loss to the Heat, scoring 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting (no threes) with zero rebounds, two assists and one steal in 20 minutes.

      Advice: This is pretty much on par with what we expected and he should not be floating around any waiver wires. As long as he is healthy he'll be a major part of the Pacers' attack and has mid-round upside. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:44 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas scores 22 points vs. Rockets
      Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points against the Rockets on Friday with five rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: Goran Dragic was benched and the Pizza Guy ate all of his minutes. Thomas is also on a roll over his last three games with at least 22 points in each one, averaging 24.3 points, 3.0 boards, 4.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 3.7 treys on 56.3 percent from the field. He's a must-start player right now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:16 pm
    • Goran Dragic benched late after tech
      Goran Dragic did not play down the stretch on Friday, finishing with two points and two assists in 18 minutes.

      Advice: There's talk of coach Jeff Hornacek benching Dragic because of his technical foul and a new team rule that says a player will be benched after a tech. Dragic should be fine for his next game, but he will have his bad games due to the Suns' depth at guard. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:01 pm
    • Kemba Walker has another poor showing
      Kemba Walker struggled for the second straight game during a pathetic 129-90 loss to the Cavs on Friday, making 3-of-14 from the field for eight points with four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made just 3-of-14 from the field tonight after making just 2-of-9 on Wednesday. Walker was thriving while the Hornets had their big guns on the sidelines, but his efficiency went way up along with the usage rate. He had most of his success off the dribble, which is a bit more of an isolated stat based on who he's playing next too. He'll bounce back soon. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:01 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kyle Lowry scores 21 in hometown win
      Kyle Lowry scored 17 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to help his team earn a 91-86 win in Philadelphia on Friday, adding five rebounds, five assists, three steals and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: It was a Lowry takeover and he played like an All-Star starter to get a win in front of his hometown crowd. Lowry has been racking up the steals lately with 2.0 per game in 2015. He's going to post huge numbers with or without DeMar DeRozan, who didn't play well tonight with just eight points, one rebound, one assist and one steal on 4-of-14 from the field. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:16 pm
    • Jose Calderon suffers knee contusion vs. Magic
      Jose Calderon suffered a knee contusion on Friday and will not return.

      Advice: X-rays were negative, so the good news is that he didn't break anything. He looked to have banged knees with Elfrid Payton and couldn't put any weight on his left leg on his way to the locker room. If he's out, Shane Larkin is the favorite to start and he'd be worth a look in 14- and 16-team leagues. Langston Galloway would also get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:07 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Sac
    • A New Day: Clarkson, Kelly and Sacre starting
      Jordan Clarkson, Wayne Ellington, Ryan Kelly, Jordan Hill and Robert Sacre will start against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: It's a new day in Lakerland. Clarkson was a ball-dominant guy at summer league and is able of beating his guys off the dribble. The Lakers are likely going to give him some run to see what he has, so he's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:12 pm
    • George Hill (groin) will be active for Friday
      George Hill (groin) will be on the active roster for Friday's game vs. Miami.

      Advice: While he isn't starting, is appears that he will play, and that will likely hurt the value of C.J. Watson and Donald Sloan. He's not a must-start guy tonight as he'll likely be eased back into things, but he deserves to be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:48 pm
    • Lakers confirm Kobe Bryant has rotator cuff tear
      The Lakers confirmed on Friday that Kobe Bryant has been diagnosed with a torn right rotator cuff.

      Advice: The team will take the weekend to decide if the Hall of Fame guard will require surgery. Unfortunately, there are multiple reports that Bryant is expected to miss the rest of the season. Bryant seems to be in good spirits and even tweeted, "This is what happens when I pass too much!" Wayne Ellington will get to start and Jordan Clarkson gets in the rotation while the usage rates of Nick Young, Jeremy Lin and Wes Johnson will rise. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:07 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Report: Lakers expecting Kobe to miss season
      The Lakers are expecting Kobe Bryant (shoulder) to miss the rest of the season due to a torn rotator cuff, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com.

      Advice: The announcement will likely come at some point today to make it official, but the Lakers may take the weekend to decide on his treatment. Bryant hasn't been able to complete the last three seasons of his career due to an Achilles injury in 2012-13, a knee injury in 2013-14, and now this shoulder issue this season. He is still going to be under contract for next year and chances are he'll be back. For now, the Lakers will likely add another wing on a 10-day deal while Wayne Ellington starts. Expect Nick Young, Wes Johnson and Jordan Clarkson to play more. Unfortunately, Kobe can be dropped in all redraft leagues once the official word comes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:37 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • George Hill (groin) expected to play vs. Heat
      George Hill (groin) is expected to return to action vs. the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: Hill won't immediately join the starting lineup but his return is still bad news for the limited value of C.J. Watson and Donald Sloan. Hill hasn't played since Dec. 31 and may need a few games to scrape off the rust, but he belongs on a roster in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:14 am
    • Derrick Rose take off medical minute-limit
      The Bulls have lifted all playing-time restrictions for Derrick Rose, who logged a season-high 37 minutes last Saturday.

      Advice: "I think the more he plays, the better he's going to be," Tom Thibodeau said after Thursday's convincing win vs. the Spurs. Rose has missed 11 games this season but he's been healthy and effective over Chicago's past six games, averaging 23.7 points, 3.5 triples, 6.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 32 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:37 am
    • Marcus Smart doesn't score in 27 minutes
      Marcus Smart did not score in 27 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday, adding three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: All five of his misses came from beyond six feet of the basket and that's still something he'll have to work on. Smart does have 2.0 steals and 0.8 turnovers per game in his last four while he's been able to play at least 27 minutes for each of his last seven games since the Jeff Green deal. He's worth owning in standard leagues and it won't be long before he's starting. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:48 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Uta
    • Report: Lakers fear Kobe Bryant needs surgery
      The Lakers organization fears that Kobe Bryant (torn rotator cuff in right shoulder) will need season-ending surgery, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com.

      Advice: The team will evaluate him on Friday and will likely make an announcement at some point. Bryant has been playing through his right shoulder issue for most of the season and he made it worse on Wednesday. Wayne Ellington will start for the foreseeable future while Nick Young, Wes Johnson and Jordan Clarkson will also benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:28 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose scores an efficient 22 points
      Derrick Rose made 9-of-16 from the field and both free throws for 22 points against the Spurs on Thursday with two rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He looked awesome today and coach Gregg Popovich pulled out all the stops to try and contain the former MVP. Rose is hitting on all cylinders right now with averages over his last five of 24.8 points, 3.2 boards, 6.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 4.0 triples on 48.9 percent from the field. This is probably going to be the pinnacle of his fantasy value and he is still a guy the Bulls won't hesitate to sit, so he's a sell-high player. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:59 pm
    • Stephen Curry leads votes for All-Star Team
      Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin, Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol were voted in as the starters for the Western Conference All-Star Team.

      Advice: Curry was the top vote getter and he deserves it with his team holding the best record in the NBA. Kobe Bryant is likely going to miss the All-Star game with his rotator cuff tear, so James Harden or Klay Thompson will likely replace him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:22 pm
    • Kyle Lowry voted in as an All-Star starter
      Kyle Lowry, John Wall, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol were voted in as the starters for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team.

      Advice: Lowry beat out Dwyane Wade for the last spot and was about 100K behind him last week, so a late Canadian push got him over the top -- Wade missing two games last week could have hurt him, too. Lowry carried the Raptors without DeMar DeRozan and he certainly deserves his starting nod. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:20 pm
    • Derrick Rose is no longer on a minutes limit
      Derrick Rose has been cleared to play as many minutes as he can handle moving forward.

      Advice: He has averaged 32.8 minutes per game in January which speaks volumes of his health recently. To put that into perspective, Rose averaged 30 minutes during December and just 25.9 in November. While it's hard to ever imagine Rose returning to MVP form, it's good to see him moving in the right direction. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:21 pm
    • Ronnie Price (elbow) probable for Friday
      Ronnie Price is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Spurs.

      Advice: He returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday in disappointing fashion with just two points and two assists, so owners should look elsewhere for production for now. Jeremy Lin would benefit the most if Price ended up sitting this one out. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:50 pm
    • George Hill (groin) now questionable Friday
      George Hill (groin) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday's game vs. the Heat.

      Advice: He has been sidelined since Dec. 31, so this is welcome news for his owners. Hill's return would likely send C.J. Watson back to the bench, ruining his already limited value. Donald Sloan would also likely fall out of the rotation completely, so owners in deep leagues should have another plan ready. If Hill is somehow available in your league, he is more than worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:52 pm
    • Kobe Bryant has a tear in his rotator cuff
      Kobe Bryant's MRI results revealed a tear of his rotator cuff.

      Advice: Not good. Bryant is flying home from San Antonio as we speak and he is expected to be examined by team doctors on Friday morning. Owners shouldn't do anything drastic until we hear all the details, but Bryant could potentially be looking at some serious time on the sidelines. The Lakers are also currently sitting near the bottom of the Western Conference, so it wouldn't be surprising to see them shut Bryant down for the season even if the injury somehow isn't as serious as initially thought. Nick Young, Wayne Ellington and Wes Johnson will all see an increase in value with this news. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:33 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • MRI results on Kobe Bryant due late Thursday
      Kobe Bryant had an MRI on his shoulder but the Lakers won't release the results until Thursday evening.

      Advice: Well this news isn't going to ease the nerves of Bryant's owners, as this leaves us with more questions than answers. Bryant obviously didn't practice on Thursday, and if we had to guess there is not much of a shot that he plays on Friday against the Spurs. However, until we get any additional information, there is no need to speculate and we will be sure to pass along any further information as soon as it is made available. Should the Mamba miss any time, Nick Young, Wes Johnson and Wayne Ellington will all benefit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:19 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Marcus Smart being groomed for leading role
      Celtics management is hoping that Marcus Smart can grow into a leadership role for the team.

      Advice: After trading Rajon Rondo, the Celtics have been slowly developing Smart to be more of a leader. "He’s doing a good job of playing well, of handling success and adversity. Those are all precursors to being a leader," said Stevens. "When you’re a young person you have to earn that kind of respect with your approach. It’s not even your play, it’s your approach." Smart is averaging 8.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.8 three-points over his last give games and is worth a flier in standard leagues as his playing times continues to increase. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:35 am
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Uta
    • Kobe Bryant set for MRI on Thursday
      Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is set to have an MRI on Thursday.

      Advice: Bryant tweaked his shoulder during a dunk in the third quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans, but downplayed the severity of his injury after the game. "I’ve played with a torn labrum before. I’m not too concerned about it," Bryant said. The Mamba said he wasn't sure if he'll be able to play against the Spurs on Friday, so his owners will want to check back for more updates. Nick Young, Wayne Ellington, and Wesley Johnson would all be in line for more minutes if Bryant misses any time. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:45 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Stephen Curry torches Rockets for win
      Stephen Curry hit 7-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 22 points, three rebounds, 10 assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Rockets.

      Advice: Patrick Beverley didn't slow him or Klay Thompson down tonight and Curry is going to start for the Western All-Stars, although that won't be official until later on Thursday. The Warriors have now won 17 straight games at home, which is a franchise record. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:50 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas scores 27, heating up for Suns
      Isaiah Thomas scored a season-high 27 points on 11-of-16 shooting and added three 3-pointers, three rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's scored 20 or more in three of his last five games and it's time to pick him up if he was dropped in your league. And while it wasn't a factor tonight, you can expect either Eric Bledsoe or Goran Dragic to take a hit if IT2 stays this hot going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:46 pm
    • Russell Westbrook scores 32 points
      Russell Westbrook hit a game-winning layup against the Wizards on Wednesday, finishing with 32 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, one steal and three turnovers in 42 minutes.

      Advice: He's suddenly turned it around after a disastrous start to his 2015. Before his 19-point game on Tuesday, Westbrook was only able to knock down 6-of-50 jump shots to start the year, which has been a bugaboo in his career. He's almost a lock to lead the NBA in usage rate again and will be a stat-stuffing stud all season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:17 pm
    • John Wall scores 18 points vs. OKC
      John Wall handed out 13 assists against the Thunder during an 105-103 overtime loss on Wednesday, adding 18 points with six rebounds, four steals and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He moved into sole possession of assists per game and he's done a great job of passing. However, the scoring has fallen off since Bradley Beal has played big minutes. Since Beal played more than 35 minutes in his first game this season on Dec. 3, Wall has scored just 16.2 points with a usage rate of 23.8 and an effective field goal percentage of 51.2. Before that, Wall had a 26.8 usage, a 45.8 eFG% and 18.1 points per game. Regardless, he's a fantasy stud. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:56 pm
    • Jeremy Lin sent back to Lakers bench
      Jeremy Lin came off the bench on Wednesday and hit 2-of-4 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, three assists, four steals and a block in 21 minutes.

      Advice: Ronnie Price did nothing in the start and his return from a broken nose doesn't mean anything but less minutes and stats for Lin. Lin had 10 points and 10 dimes on Monday, but it will be tough for him to succeed as long as he's coming off the bench behind Price. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:35 pm
    • Kyle Lowry scores 20 pts in loss to Grizzlies
      Kyle Lowry scored 20 points in a team-high 40 minutes of action on Wednesday, but he made only 7-of-23 FGs and 4-of-7 FTs with two of his makes coming from downtown.

      Advice: Lowry cushioned his short-comings with a well-rounded line, as usual, adding eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block. He's been quiet since DeMar DeRozan's return but tonight's line is a reminder of his upside, and he's unlikely to fall much below a second-round valuation in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:29 pm
    • Kobe Bryant scores 14 points in loss
      Kobe Bryant returned to action for the Lakers on Wednesday, hitting 6-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a block in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He asked out of the game at one point and headed to the locker room once the game was decided to get treatment on his shoulder. The good news is that he played and didn't shoot it like he was wearing a blindfold. The bad news is that he'll remain day-to-day until further notice as a season shutdown looks probable at some point. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:28 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Ronnie Price awful in start for Lakers
      Ronnie Price returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday despite a broken nose, but missed both his shots to finish with just two points and two assists in 27 minutes.

      Advice: Jeremy Lin went back to the bench and had seven points, three assists, four steals, a block and two 3-pointers, but takes a hit with Price back in the lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:26 pm
    • Jose Calderon scores 15 points vs. Philly
      Jose Calderon played well against the 76ers on Wednesday with 15 points, five rebounds, seven assists and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

      Advice: This was a long overdue for Calderon. In his previous 10 games, he managed to make just 33.0 percent from the field for averages of 7.7 points, 2.8 boards and 3.8 assists. Calderon is usually a nine-category stud, so there's certainly a chance he can keep the ball rolling against the Magic on Friday. He's worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:23 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Sac
    • Monta Ellis struggles in win over Wolves
      Monta Ellis hit just 3-of-12 shots for seven points, zero rebounds, three assists and three steals in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: He had similar struggles a week ago, hitting 1-of-11 shots for five points, but outside of these two games, is having a big season. He'll bounce back in his next game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:21 pm
    • Kemba Walker struggles with shot in return
      Kemba Walker returned from a knee injury on Wednesday but hit just 4-of-17 shots and 2-of-9 3-pointers in a tough win over the Heat.

      Advice: Walker finished with 15 points, two rebounds and just one assist after missing two games, but the good news is he played 34 minutes and made some clutch free throws down the stretched that helped secure a close win. As long as he didn't suffer a setback, he should be good to go, while the Hornets have now quietly won eight of their last nine games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:13 pm
       
      Injured
    • Brandon Jennings blows up w/ 24 pts, 21 dimes
      Brandon Jennings handed out a career-high 21 assists during the Pistons' win vs. Orlando on Wednesday, while scoring 24 points and turning the ball over just twice in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He's the first player to have 20+ points and 20+ assists in a game since Steve Nash did it in 2009, and only four players have done it since 2000 -- Jennings, Nash, Ramon Sessions and Jalen Rose. Jennings has been in a shooting slump lately but he's looked like a different player since Josh Smith's departure, flirting with top-20 value despite averaging a mere 28.1 minutes over the past month. Congratulations are in order if you stuck with him during his early-season doldrums. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:09 pm
    • Ronnie Price (elbow) returns as starter Wed
      Ronnie Price (elbow) will start Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans, sending Jeremy Lin back to the bench.

      Advice: Price's elbow still isn't 100 percent but he'll tough it out as L.A. tries to snap their five-game losing skid. He's averaging 5.0 points on combined 6-of-23 shooting in his past four games, and is best avoided in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:34 pm
    • Kemba Walker (knee) will play vs. Heat
      Kemba Walker (knee) will play against the Heat on Wednesday.

      Advice: There is no word of any restrictions on Walker today, so he should be good to go. Brian Roberts will move back to the bench and likely get minutes in the teens. Walker was awesome before his injury, but he did dominate without Al Jefferson and Lance Stephenson. He's a risky DFS guy tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:28 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kemba Walker (knee) is a game-time decision
      Kemba Walker (knee) is a game-time decision to face the Heat on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is going to go through warmups to make sure he feels ready to go. Walker missed the last two games with a cyst on his knee and he's more than likely to play, which would push Brian Roberts to a bench role. Kemba was fantastic before his injury, but it should be interesting to see how he co-exists with Al Jefferson and Lance Stephenson. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:19 pm
       
      Injured
    • Ronnie Price's (elbow) status still unknown
      Ronnie Price's (elbow) status for Wednesday's game is still up in the air, but coach Byron Scott said he would make a decision closer to tip-off.

      Advice: Coach Scott also added that Price would start if he is cleared to play, meaning Jeremy Lin would head back to the bench. Owners will want to check back before tip-off before making any lineup decisions involving these two players. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:29 am
    • Kobe Bryant (rest) will play against Pelicans
      Kobe Bryant (rest) will play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has sat out of the last two game in order to get some additional rest due to general soreness all around his body, so he should be feeling pretty fresh for this contest. Bryant will likely only see around 30 minutes of playing time, but he should still be considered a must-start player when active. Coach Byron Scott also added that Bryant will remain on a minutes limit for at least the next 10-15 games, and said that he may continue to sit him out some nights. This doesn't bode well for Bryant's outlook going forward, and it looks like his owners will see plenty more DNPs before the season is over. Wayne Elllington will shift to the bench with this news and loses almost all of his short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:20 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Kemba Walker (knee) now expected to play
      Kemba Walker (knee) went through shootaround and all signs point to him starting on Wednesday against Miami.

      Advice: He is averaging 19.2 points, 5.4 assists, 3.9 boards, 1.6 3-pointers and 1.4 steals on the season, so his owners will be thrilled to have him back after a two-game absence. Brian Roberts filled in for Walker during his absence, but given his poor play, owners can't drop him fast enough. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:25 am
       
      Injured
    • George Hill (groin) out again on Wednesday
      George Hill (groin) will miss Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: This will be his 11th straight game on the sidelines, and he has only been able to play in five games so far this season. Hill did return to practice on Tuesday suggesting that his return is getting closer, but there is no telling when we will see him in uniform again. C.J. Watson and Donald Sloan will continue to fill the void for the Pacers, but neither player is reliable enough to use in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:56 am
    • Mario Chalmers quiet in 28 minutes vs Thunder
      Mario Chalmers struggled in 28 minutes on Tuesday, finishing a loss to the Thunder with six points, one rebound, three assists and four turnovers.

      Advice: Chalmers had a golden opportunity with Dwyane Wade out over the past two games, but he sputtered out with averages of 7.0 points on 27.8 percent shooting, 3.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals. His fantasy value has been dragged down by the heavy anchor of sub-40 percent shooting, and he belongs on fantasy benches until he heats up. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:20 pm
    • Thunder move above .500 w/ road win in Miami
      Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals on Tuesday, helping OKC improve to 21-20 with a road win in Miami.

      Advice: The Thunder are currently fourth in bench scoring at 34.1 points per game, but that's likely to go down now that Westbrook and Kevin Durant are healthy and firing on all cylinders. Westbrook threw down a few more highlight-worthy dunks tonight, one of which you can gawk at via the link below. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:14 pm
    • George Hill (groin) practices in full on Tues
      George Hill (groin) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, but his status for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks has not yet been determined.

      Advice: We'll get another update on Hill following Wednesday's shootaround, but his return to practice can be viewed as a positive sign. If he is able to go, C.J. Watson would likely head back to the bench and his already limited value would take a hit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:07 pm
    • MRI confirms calf strain for Shelvin Mack
      An MRI confirmed a left calf strain for Shelvin Mack, and he remains out for Wednesday's game vs. Indiana.

      Advice: Mack is the third-string point guard in Atlanta, so his absence doesn't mean much with regards to fantasy. Dennis Schroder will pick up most of his reserve minutes, but as long as Jeff Teague is healthy, both Mack and Schroder belong on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:19 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kobe Bryant questionable Wednesday vs. NO
      Kobe Bryant did not practice on Tuesday, and he is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: We'll have a better idea of Bryant's status following Wednesday's shootaround, but it's worth noting that head coach Byron Scott thinks he will play. However, if he is forced to sit, look for Wayne Ellington to draw another start, with Wes Johnson, and Nick Young seeing an uptick in value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:16 am
       
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Kemba Walker present at Tuesday practice
      Kemba Walker (knee) was able to practice on Tuesday.

      Advice: Assuming there are no setbacks before Wednesday's game against Miami, Walker is scheduled to start against the Heat. If he's unable to go, Brian Roberts would again draw the start in his place, but we'll have more updates prior to tip-off on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:32 am
       
      Injured
    • Ronnie Price's status for Wednesday unclear
      Ronnie Price (elbow) was a partial participant during Tuesday's practice, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against New Orleans.

      Advice: Price has missed the Lakers' last two games with persistent elbow pain and his status for Wednesday is unclear, according to Mark Medina of the LA Daily News. Jeremy Lin posted a double-double starting in place of Price on Monday and would be a solid play on Wednesday if Price sits again. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:41 am
    • Derrick Rose vents frustration after CLE loss
      Derrick Rose expressed his frustration with the Bulls' communication during Monday's loss to the Cavaliers.

      Advice: While Rose was careful to say that his words applied to the entire team, he wasn't remotely happy about the way the Bulls played on Monday. "Everybody has to be on the same page," Rose said. "Until then, we're going to continue to get our ass kicked." The former MVP is averaging 24.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 3.8 three-pointers over his last five games, but remains a sell-high candidate due to his injury risk and possibility of him resting in games later in the season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:00 am
    • Dragic posts 24-9-5 line in win over Lakers
      Goran Dragic scored 24 points on 11-of-15 shooting with nine rebounds, five assists and a steal in the Suns' 115-100 win over the Lakers on Monday.

      Advice: Dragic and the other guards have steadily improved as the season has gone on, and he's returning top-50 value after a really shaky start. Eric Bledsoe added 17 points, five rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two threes in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:43 am
    • IT2 scores ultra-efficient 24 points vs. LAL
      Isaiah Thomas hit 9-of-12 shots (including four threes) to finish with 24 points, one rebound, four assists and five steals in 30 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: Thomas is a solid mid-round value on the year despite playing just 25 mpg and if anything happened to one of the guards ahead of him he is a threat for top-25 value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:30 am
    • Lin goes for 10 and 10 with Lakers to himself
      Jeremy Lin double-doubled with 10 points, three rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in Monday's loss.

      Advice: Lin had the backcourt to himself with Kobe Bryant and Ronnie Price out, and this would be the reason why patient owners have held Lin this season. It's not pretty and he needs some help from Byron Scott on the offensive end, but he has the chance to eke out some solid value if he can hold it together. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:23 am
    • Knight posts inefficient, high volume line
      Brandon Knight hit just 7-of-21 shots in the Bucks' 92-89 loss to the Raptors on Monday, but still managed to finish with 20 points, five rebounds, five assists, four steals and one block.

      Advice: Knight hit 2-of-7 from deep and 4-of-6 from the line as he keeps up his early round pace. The rest of the starting lineup sans Johnny O'Bryant held onto their late-round positions, with Giannis Antetokounmpo posting six points, three boards, five assists, three steals and a block. Khris Middleton scored nine points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one trey, and Zaza Pachulia put up nine points with six rebounds, two assists and three steals in the loss. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:39 pm
    • Monta Ellis nets 25 points in big win at MEM
      Monta Ellis ran the offense against the Grizzlies during an impressive 103-95 win at Memphis on Monday, scoring 25 points with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: Ellis is playing through some elbow soreness, but it didn't affect his playing time or his usage rate with a 9-of-18 from the field and five-turnover line -- good for a 29.4 usage rate. Ellis' numbers haven't fallen off since the acquisition of Rajon Rondo due to his tremendous rapport on pick-and-roll plays. He is as durable as they come and is a top-10 fantasy shooting guard. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:30 pm
    • Rajon Rondo has just six points vs. Grizzlies
      Rajon Rondo scored six points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers against the Grizzlies on Monday.

      Advice: He crushed his previous season-low four assists today. Rondo's assists numbers have really fallen off since joining the Mavericks due to a slower pace than it was while he was in Boston and how Monta Ellis is a much better option on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:25 pm
    • Marcus Smart has terrific game, scores 14
      Marcus Smart had his best game of 2015 against the Clippers during a 102-93 loss on Monday, scoring 14 points with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He matched his career high with treys and dimes while providing some solid defense on Chris Paul. Smart's minutes have remained consistently near 30 since the departure of Jeff Green and he has fared well in the dimes, steals and treys categories. His offense is showing signs of life and he's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:43 pm
       
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Uta
    • Brandon Jennings' slump continues Monday
      The Pistons' win streak ended at two games with Monday's loss in Atlanta, as Brandon Jennings managed just seven points on 1-of-10 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs.

      Advice: Jennings is shooting right around 40 percent from the field this season, so owners will have to live with slumps like the one he's mired in, having made 18-of-54 shots over the past four games. He gets a pass for Monday's dud, at least, since the Hawks are holding opposing PGs to a league-low 18.7 points per game this season. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:21 pm
    • Avery Bradley really struggles on Monday
      Avery Bradley scored just three points on 1-of-7 from the field against the Clippers on Monday with one rebound and two turnovers in 22 minutes.

      Advice: He had just seven points on Friday and is another one of his slumps. In his last five, Bradley averaged just 10.8 points, 2.2 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.6 triples on 36.5 percent from the field. His upside is never going to be too high, so go ahead and drop him if you're sick of him. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:12 pm
    • John Wall scores 11 with 10 dimes
      John Wall had a mediocre game against the 76ers during a 110-76 win on Monday with 11 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers.

      Advice: Wall's scoring has really fallen off in his last three, scoring just 11.7 points per game. He's also turning the ball over a little too often with at least three turnovers in each of his last nine games. There's a good chance this is his low point of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:58 pm
    • George Hill (groin) won't play on Monday
      George Hill (groin) will not play on Monday against the Rockets.

      Advice: He is hopeful to play on Wednesday and he had almost no chance to play tonight. Hill has just five games under his belt due to a knee injury to start the season, but this groin injury has been nagging him for a few seasons. He's worth a look in all leagues, but it's certainly hard to trust him considering how frail he's been. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:14 pm
    • Ronnie Price out again, Jeremy Lin starting
      Ronnie Price (elbow) will not play against the Suns on Monday and Jeremy Lin will start.

      Advice: This elbow injury is a little mysterious after he was probable to play on Friday, but the Lakers held him out. Lin was awful against the Jazz on Friday and he'll get a chance to redeem himself in a worse matchup. Expect to see more of Jordan Clarkson tonight, as well. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:35 am
    • Derrick Rose says he's feeling great now
      Derrick Rose said he's feeling "great" as the Bulls enter the halfway point of the season.

      Advice: "I think my game is coming along. I’ve been working very hard. I’ve stayed consistent working. I’m really becoming a pro and trying to stay that way.," Rose said. He's coming off back-to-back double-doubles, and he's scored at least 23 points in three straight games. Coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose has been "a lot more aggressive," and specifically cited his defensive improvement. Owners have to be hoping it's the start of a trend. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:35 am
    • John Wall credits Howard Eisley for floater
      John Wall credits his improved floater to working with assistant coach Howard Eisley.

      Advice: In addition to watching film work and practicing the motion, Wall credits Eisley. Wall is finding more ways to use his athleticism to become a more complete point guard, and this is a good step in the right direction. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:21 am
    • Russell Westbrook gets 10th technical foul
      Russell Westbrook picked up his league-leading 10th technical foul during Sunday's game, which he finished with 17 points, one rebound, six assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: Nobody will complain about his production in just 24 minutes during tonight's blowout win, but owners should keep an eye on his technical count -- if he gets 16 during the regular season he'll be slapped with a one-game suspension. He's coming off an unprecedented triple-double and will be rested and ready for an appealing matchup vs. the Heat on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 5:44 pm
    • Kyle Lowry held to single digits in loss
      Kyle Lowry really struggled during his 37 minutes of action on Sunday, scoring just eight points on 4-of-10 shooting to go with five rebounds, five assists, two steals, and four turnovers.

      Advice: Lowry has been held to single digits in the scoring department two other times this year, but his owners can forgot about the occasional dud with season averages of 20.3 points (career-high), 7.8 assists (career-high), 4.9 rebounds (career-high), 1.6 steals, 1.9 three-pointers, with just 2.5 turnovers per game. Lowry is an elite asset, and he'll look to bounce-back during Monday's game with the Bucks. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 4:24 pm
    • Shelvin Mack (calf) could be out for weeks
      Shelvin Mack (calf) will not play on Monday vs. the Pistons, and he's expected to miss at least one week with the injury.

      Advice: Mack's absence will likely translate to slightly more minutes for Dennis Schroder, but with Jeff Teague healthy, that doesn't mean much. Both Mack and Schroder belong on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Coach Mike Budenholzer said the team is "gathering some of the information...but he will be out a minimum of a week. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 11:40 am
       
      Injured
    • Kemba Walker (knee) not expected to play Mon
      Kemba Walker (knee) was unable to practice on Sunday and is not expected to play on Monday against the Timberwolves.

      Advice: He is dealing with a cyst in his knee and while it's not thought to be serious, it will likely sideline him for his second straight game. We will update Walker's status when we know more, but owners should have a backup plan ready. Brian Roberts will likely draw another start should Walker continue to sit, but is too unreliable to use outside of deeper leagues. Lance Stephenson and Gary Neal could also continue to see a boost in minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 10:09 am
       
      Injured
    • Chef Curry sizzles with 27 and 11 in win
      Stephen Curry put on a clinic against the Rockets during a 131-106 win on Saturday, scoring 27 points with seven rebounds, 11 assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: Usually, Patrick Beverley shuts point guards down, but Curry is apparently matchup proof. Curry is doing it all and he's added a new wrinkle to his game with his efficiency on drives this season. Nobody can cover him and he'll put up huge numbers all season. The Warriors have built a 3.5 game lead in the Western Conference. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 9:50 pm
    • Derrick Rose scores 23 in a loss
      Derrick Rose had another encouraging game during a 107-99 loss to the Hawks on Saturday with eight boards, 10 assists and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: While he did make 8-of-22 from the field, Rose looks really good out there. This was his third impressive game in a row and he's getting some rhythm on offense. Even with all of these positives, the fear of him resting in games later in the season and the possibility of an injury make him a sell-high player. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 8:29 pm
    • Aaron Brooks has a decent game
      Aaron Brooks scored 13 points with three rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes on Saturday.

      Advice: His minutes are likely going to take a minor dip with Mike Dunleavy getting closer to a return. Brooks will have a tough time putting up consistent value in standard leagues while Derrick Rose is healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 8:21 pm
    • Brandon Jennings slows down in a win
      Brandon Jennings made just 3-of-9 from the field for 10 points during a 107-89 win over the 76ers on Saturday, adding one rebound, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: The second half of back-to-back sets are not his thing. He made just 32.2 percent from the field in his previous eight games in that situation and he's also worse at home, so the splits monster got him again tonight. Jennings is still playing lights out and is a must-start guy. He's a sell-high player, though. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 7:44 pm
    • Shelvin Mack strains calf, will not return
      Shelvin Mack strained his calf against the Bulls on Saturday, and he will not be able to return.

      Advice: Dennis Schroder hasn't entered the game for undisclosed reasons, meaning Jeff Teague will have to play all the minutes he can handle on Saturday. We will pass along further updates as needed, and Mack should be considered day-to-day for the time being. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 5:53 pm
       
      Injured
    • Shelvin Mack limps to locker room on Saturday
      Shelvin Mack was seen limping to the locker room during Saturday's game against the Bulls and his return is uncertain.

      Advice: He actually entered the game ahead of Dennis Schroder in the rotation so we will definitely pass along updates as soon as we can. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 5:46 pm
       
      Injured
    • George Hill is expected to play on road trip
      Coach Frank Vogel said that he expects George Hill (groin) to return to action during the upcoming road trip.

      Advice: There is reportedly a small chance that we could see Hill play on Monday vs. Houston, but Wednesday vs. Atlanta is more likely. He has had some tough luck with injuries this season, but if he is floating around the waiver wire he is definitely worth a look in most leagues. C.J. Watson and Donald Sloan will continue to run the point for the Pacers until Hill eventually returns. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 3:33 pm
    • Ronnie Price now doubtful for Monday
      Ronnie Price (elbow) is now doubtful to play on Monday in Phoenix.

      Advice: This is interesting because he was probable to play on Friday and all of the sudden it sounds like he's going to miss multiple games. Jeremy Lin was awful on Friday in a start with six points in 30 minutes while Jordan Clarkson played backup point guard for 18 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 12:31 pm
    • Chalmers productive with Wade out
      Mario Chalmers scored seven points on 3-of-9 shooting with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one three in Friday's win over the Kings.

      Advice: Chalmers couldn't get in on the fun like his frontcourt teammates but this is a serviceable line with Dwyane Wade out. He profiles as a strong second half player with the Heat having the potential to fall out of playoff contention, which would put their vets in a shutdown position. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 11:37 pm
    • Lin can't get it done against the Jazz
      Jeremy Lin couldn't get it done against the Jazz on Friday, scoring just six points on 3-of-10 shooting with two rebounds, three assists and two steals in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Lin had all the point guard minutes to himself, Kobe was out, and he had a questionable defender in Trey Burke. He just doesn't look like the player he was in Houston and Byron Scott isn't exactly working miracles to help bust him out of his slump. Lin has low-end value in 12-team formats on the season, but he remains one of the more frustrating players to wait on this season. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 11:03 pm
    • Goran Dragic breathes fire on the Wolves
      Goran Dragic scored a team-high 21 points against the Wolves during a 110-99 win on Friday with five rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

      Advice: The Dragon is breathing fire again. Over his last five, Dragic averaged 18.0 points, 2.8 boards, 4.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 steals on 56.3 percent from the field. His minutes are back up to around 35 and his fantasy owners should feel a little more comfortable about starting him. He won't be as great as last season, though. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:50 pm
    • Rondo limited by Achilles' injury on Friday
      Rajon Rondo was limited by his Achilles' injury on Friday, scoring just two points on 1-of-6 shooting with nine rebounds, eight assists, one steal and five turnovers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: It wasn't very clean but this isn't too far off from what owners should expect normally, and they can keep him in lineups unless news worsens. Monta Ellis moved things in the right direction after a terrible Wednesday with 14 points, four assists, a steal and a three in the Mavs' win. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:45 pm
    • Key Thunder players all go off vs. Warriors
      Russell Westbrook triple-doubled in the Thunder's 127-115 win over the visiting Warriors on Friday, scoring 17 points on 7-of-19 shooting with a career-high tying 15 rebounds, a career-high 17 assists, four steals and a 3-pointer for good measure.

      Advice: After the game Westbrook cracked on some reporters and you'll probably hear more about that than you should. He pushed himself up to No. 7 and 16 returns in 8- and 9-cat leagues when he's on the floor. Kevin Durant also went huge with 36 points on 14-of-18 shooting and a full stat line, Serge Ibaka tied a career-high with 27 points, and Dion Waiters got into the act with 21 points and solid numbers across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:11 pm
    • Derrick Rose scores 29 in win over Boston
      Derrick Rose looked like the pre-injury version of himself against the Celtics on Friday with 29 points, three rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, two blocks and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: While this did come against the Celtics, Rose was amazing today. He was getting to the rim, making all the right passes and didn't even turn the ball over. He is suddenly red-hot from beyond the arc with 11 treys in his last two games, which is a complete fluke based on how he couldn't crack 27 percent before Wednesday this season. As nice as it is to see Rose look like his old self, he's still a sell-high player due to how likely he'll be to miss time. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 9:13 pm
    • Jennings still on fire with 37 pts, 8 treys
      Brandon Jennings was unstoppable in Friday's road win over the Pacers, scoring a season-high 37 points on 10-of-23 shooting (including eight threes) with two rebounds, three assists, two steals and 9-of-9 makes from the foul line.

      Advice: Jennings is going to cool off but owners should probably treat him as an early round asset for trading purposes. He's a top-60 play on the season and a top 15-20 play over the last month. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 7:17 pm
    • John Wall scores 13 points
      The Wizards had an awful showing at home against the Nets on Friday during a 102-80 loss with John Wall scoring a team-high 13 points, adding three rebounds, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Wizards made just 42.5 percent from the field and turned the ball over 19 times. Wall was also not playing well on defense, which has been an improvement to his game. He scored 23.0 points per game in his previous two and should be in that neighborhood against the Nets on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 7:00 pm
    • Jeremy Lin likely to get the start on Friday
      Jeremy Lin is likely to start against the Jazz on Friday.

      Advice: Ronnie Price and Kobe Bryant are out, so Lin is going to get a ton of minutes. Jordan Clarkson should also be used exclusively at point guard, so that will open up more minutes for Wayne Ellington too. If Lin was ever going to have a good game, it should be tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 3:34 pm
    • Ronnie Price (elbow) out Friday vs. Utah
      Ronnie Price will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Jazz after aggravating his elbow injury on Thursday.

      Advice: Expect Jeremy Lin to draw the start tonight, and he'll have plenty of opportunity with Kobe Bryant (rest) also out of the lineup. The Lakers don't play again until Monday, so we'll consider Price questionable for that. Lin looks like a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 3:32 pm
    • Rajon Rondo (Achilles) will start on Friday
      Rajon Rondo (Achilles) will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Nuggets, sending Raymond Felton back to the bench.

      Advice: Rondo's return will kill the limited value of Raymond Felton, so those that made a speculative add can feel free to send Felton back to the wire. Owners looking to close the gap in the assist category in head-to-head leagues can go ahead and get Rondo active. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 9:24 am
    • Rajon Rondo (Achilles) says he will play Fri.
      Rajon Rondo (Achilles) said that will Friday vs. Denver.

      Advice: Things aren't official just yet, but it's looking like Rondo has a good chance of suiting up for Friday's game. If he is able to go, Raymond Felton would head back to the bench and regain his status as a negligible fantasy option in all leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 8:45 am
    • Jeremy Lin plays just 15 minutes
      Jeremy Lin played 15 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday with nine points, two rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Lakers did go with point-Mamba down the stretch, so that explains why his minutes were so low. Lin's overall output on the stat sheet is less while Kobe Bryant is playing, so he's going to be tough to count on in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 15, 10:22 pm
    • Ronnie Price plays 27 minutes
      Ronnie Price played 27 minutes on Thursday against the Cavs with five points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal on 1-of-5 from the field.

      Advice: It wasn't a great game and maybe his sore elbow had something to do with it. Price had an MRI on Wednesday to make sure there is nothing structurally wrong, so he won't miss time. He's only worth owning in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 15, 10:20 pm
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