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  • Kemba Walker (thigh) available to return
    Kemba Walker went down on Wednesday after bruising his thigh and being elbowed in the face, but he is available to return.

    Advice: Walker was down for a while and looked a bit 'woozy' as he made his way to the Hornets' bench, but it sounds like he avoided any serious injuries. With Gary Neal (shoulder) already unavailable, Walker's absence would have left Charlotte heavily reliant upon Brian Roberts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:30 pm
     
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    L, 105-97 vs Por
  • James Johnson is playing on Wednesday
    James Johnson (illness) is playing on Wednesday.

    Advice: The team didn't update him and he just checked in. Johnson should have limited playing time tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:17 pm
  • Devin Harris is starting for the Mavericks
    Devin Harris will start at point guard against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He and J.J. Barea are likely going to split the point guard minutes right down the middle, but Harris' steals and treys do make him a slightly more attractive option. Barea is certainly a capable option as well. Jameer Nelson isn't expected to miss much time, so Harris doesn't gain too much value. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:21 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo could play some center
    Giannis Antetokounmpo could play some center against the Wolves on Wednesday with John Henson (foot) out.

    Advice: "Giannis can find himself there, too," coach Jason Kidd said. "Why not? He's 7 feet." He's playing every position, but the Bucks have cooled on him as a point guard. He was a big letdown on Tuesday, but maybe he gets it going in a matchup full of young players tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:11 pm
  • Thaddeus Young is active on Wednesday
    Thaddeus Young is active against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The team is honoring his mother with pink shoelaces, which is pretty cool. Young will get a decent matchup tonight and we'd love to see him have a huge game. He's a strong play tonight and should be in most lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:51 pm
     
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  • Dwight Howard (knee) doubtful to play Friday
    Kevin McHale indicated that he doesn't expect Dwight Howard (knee) to play Friday.

    Advice: Howard has not been ruled out but his status is bleak at the moment, as he's still recovering from a strained knee that prompted him to get platelet-rich plasma injections last week. McHale will likely want to see Dwight make it through a practice before playing him, so fantasy owners should have advance warning once he's ready to get back on the court. Tarik Black is a poor fantasy option as a fill-in center, and more minutes will be available for Donatas Motiejunas and Kostas Papanikolaou. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:26 pm
     
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  • Patrick Beverley (hamstring) doubtful Friday
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) is doubtful to play on Friday.

    Advice: It would be a shock to see him out there. Coach Kevin McHale said he expects to miss significant time, so we're expecting him to return in December. Isaiah Canaan will start with Jason Terry backing him up. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:25 pm
     
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  • James Johnson (flu) questionable for Wed
    James Johnson (flu) is questionable to face the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is under the weather and the Raptors might not need him. Johnson played four minutes in his return from an ankle injury on Monday, but the fouls were likely the issue. Fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on him tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:17 pm
  • Reggie Bullock starts again on Wednesday
    Reggie Bullock will start again on Wednesday with Matt Barnes (calf) out of commission.

    Advice: He was lousy in just 19 minutes of action on Monday and doesn't have much fantasy appeal despite his starting gig. Unless you're in a very deep league, Bullock can be left to his own devices on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:17 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (back) out, J.R. Smith starts
    Carmelo Anthony (back) will not play against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's likely going to miss some time here. Anthony hasn't dealt with any major back issues in his career, but it comes with the territory as an aging player. His fantasy owners should bench him and be prepared for him to be out. J.R. Smith will start in his place and is a fantasy option. Expect more shots to go to Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Amare Stoudemire tonight, too. The Knicks are planning on Melo flying to Oklahoma City on Friday, so he should be considered questionable. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:09 pm
  • Raymond Felton out Wed. with ankle injury
    Raymond Felton (right ankle) will not play vs. the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jameer Nelson (back) was also a late scratch, which leaves Devin Harris and J.J. Barea with significant roles in the backcourt. Monta Ellis will also assume more ball-handling duties, giving him a temporary boost, and it will be all hands on deck for the Dallas backcourt. Felton is day-to-day but even at full strength he's a dubious fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:59 pm
  • Jameer Nelson (back) will not play Wednesday
    Jameer Nelson (back spasms) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is just getting over a hamstring injury and this injury is not considered serious. With Nelson and Raymond Felton (ankle) out, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will get all of the minutes at point guard. Both guys are options in daily leagues with the defensive turnstile known as Jose Calderon. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:57 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic back to the bench on Wed.
    Mirza Teletovic will move back to the bench against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He had a fantastic 22-point game on Saturday with Kevin Garnett resting, but he will have to perform in the second unit. Teletovic might actually be able to put up numbers tonight because of how often the 76ers are blow out. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:55 pm
  • John Henson ruled out for Wednesday
    John Henson (foot) will not play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is likely going to miss some time and needed some help off the floor last night. Henson's minutes were very inconsistent and he didn't even really step up while Larry Sanders missed time. He's not a fantasy option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:41 pm
     
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  • Marcus Smart couldn't finish practice
    Marcus Smart (ankle) was unable to finish practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: That doesn't bode well for his chances to play on Friday. Smart has been out since Nov. 7 with his sprain and it would seem next week is a more realistic target. Phil Pressey and Evan Turner should get a little more run. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:54 pm
     
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  • Carlos Boozer (shoulder) will start vs. Memphis
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) will start against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: Well, the Ed Davis Revenge Game will have to be from a bench role. Boozer missed Sunday against the Nuggets and it sounds like he should see his normal minutes. He's still not going to be a great play tonight against a terrific interior defense. Jordan Hill also will not have to play 42 minutes, which matched a career high. On the other side of the matchup, Zach Randolph could have a big game against Boozer. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:40 am
     
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    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Forcefeed coming to Nick Young vs. MEM?
    Coach Byron Scott said the Lakers will "forcefeed" Nick Young in Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies to help get him going.

    Advice: Uh oh. That's basically giving the Cookie Monster an all-you-can-eat trip to the cookie stand in the mall. Young has only attempted 9.5 shots per game in his last two, so he will likely get shots in the teens. On the down side, the Grizzlies play very good defense, so he could have an inefficient game. He's a decent option in daily leagues, but owners in standards might have a better option on a 13-game night. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:28 am
     
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Stoudemire paints gloomy picture for Carmelo
    Amare Stoudemire has dealt with back spasms in the past and given the amount of pain Melo is currently in, paints a not-so-pleasant picture of what Melo might be dealing with.

    Advice: "Back spasms is nothing easy to deal with,’’ Stoudemire said. "Your whole body shuts down, it affects your central nervous system. It affects your entire body. It takes time to get over that spasm. It takes a lot of rest and recovery and a lot of rehab to get over that particular injury.’’ Not good. Melo's owners should probably start making alternative plans for not only this week, but potentially the next month or so, if Stoudemire's assessment is accurate. Speaking of Stoudemire, his role should be greatly increased in Melo's absence, while J.R. Smith is expected to start tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:46 am
  • Thaddeus Young expected to play vs. Bucks
    Thaddeus Young is expected to return to action on Wednesday, although his role still hasn't been confirmed.

    Advice: The team will wear pink shoe laces to honor Young's mother, who passed away from breast cancer recently. We should have an update on whether he's starting or not, but you can get him back in your lineup after missing the previous six games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:32 am
     
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  • Dwyane Wade practices, 'hopes' for Sunday
    Dwyane Wade, who has missed seven straight games with a hamstring injury, was taking part in "explosive drill practice" on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Heat are off until Sunday at New York and if Wade is doing those kind of drills, you'd have to think he might be ready to go four days from now. He says he's "hoping" to play on Sunday, but there's no way to tell given Wade's injury history. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:39 am
     
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  • Mario Chalmers leaves practice with illness
    Mario Chalmers left Wednesday's practice due to an illness.

    Advice: He's been on fire and has been a daily fantasy beast. The Heat are off until Sunday at New York, so we're guessing Chalmers will be ready to go by then. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:37 am
  • 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
    Today, 8:49 am
     
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  • Marcus Smart expected to practice Weds.
    Marcus Smart, who has been out with an ankle injury, is expected to practice on Wednesday, according to coach Brad Stevens.

    Advice: He's not going to make a big fantasy impact upon his return, but will help to spell both Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley, as well as provide some defensive intensity for the Celtics. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:42 am
     
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  • Marvin Williams to play SF Wednesday
    Marvin Williams should get plenty of minutes at small forward on Wednesday in order to match up with the Blazers.

    Advice: It doesn't really matter where Marvin plays, as he's just not that good these days. However, this should also mean more Cody Zeller at PF and Zeller has been playing pretty well over his last few games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:28 am
  • Pistons send Tony Mitchell to D-League
    The Pistons have sent Tony Mitchell to the D-League.

    Advice: How irrelevant has Mitchell been over the last year? Our last post about him happened almost a year ago on Dec. 13, with a headline reading "Pistons send Tony Mitchell to D-League." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:19 am
  • 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
     
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  • David West hoping to play on Friday night
    David West is hoping to make his season debut for the Pacers on Friday after dealing with a severely sprained since Oct. 18.

    Advice: "(Coach Frank Vogel) will make the call," West said after practicing Tuesday. "The ankle is healthy which is important." It sounds like it's now or never for West, who has already missed 15 games. "We've exhausted all options in terms of getting it healthy. It was a bad sprain," West said. "I got really lucky that it just did what it did and didn't go any further. I got really lucky." Luis Scola will take a hit when West is ready to go at full speed. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:30 am
  • Knicks worried about Carmelo Anthony's back
    Carmelo Anthony had trouble even speaking, let alone walking or running, while dealing with his back injury on Monday night and he's not expected to play on Wednesday at Dallas, Friday at Oklahoma City and has no timetable for a return to action as of now.

    Advice: The Knicks are concerned about his back spasms becoming a season-long problem, and are hoping his pain is not a sign of a disk problem. Anthony was already dealing with a knee injury and it now sounds like he could miss several more games with his back injury. Shane Larkin started the second half of Monday's game in Anthony's place, while Amare Stoudemire could get the call in his place tonight. Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Travis Wear should all see more opportunity with Melo in street clothes. The Knicks get the Heat in New York on Sunday and if Melo can play in that one, owners will have cause to celebrate. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:20 am
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) rested as precaution
    Derrick Rose (hamstring tightness) sat out the second half of Tuesday's game as a precaution, and he "didn't feel anything pop or pull" prior to his exit.

    Advice: Tom Thibodeau asked Rose to sit out the second half and Rose agreed. The Bulls' former MVP was very tentative during the first half, as he was during Monday's game, but Thibodeau is hopeful that a few days of rest will have Rose ready to go for Friday's game in Boston. When asked if Rose would require an MRI, Thibs replied, "I don’t believe so. I think he's fine." Fantasy owners have played this game long enough to distrust the Bulls' injury updates, however, and we're unlikely to learn Rose's status until close to tip-off on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:16 pm
     
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  • Nikola Mirotic logs 21 minutes off CHI bench
    Nikola Mirotic came off the bench for the short-handed Bulls on Tuesday, making 1-of-5 shots to finish a loss in Denver with four points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: He played 21 minutes and is a nice fantasy option with Taj Gibson (ankle) and Joakim Noah (eye, knee) both out of commission, though he usually scores more without the defensive stats. Gibson could return Friday and Noah is questionable, so keep in mind that Mirotic isn't guaranteed inflated minutes this week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Jimmy Butler's 32 points not enough vs Denver
    Jimmy Butler set a new career high with 20 free throw attempts on Tuesday, making 18 of them to finish with 32 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in a loss to the Nuggets.

    Advice: Butler has been unbelievable to begin the season, embracing an expanded offensive role without letting up defensively in nearly 40 minutes per game. He's taken a massive leap into top-10 fantasy value and shows no signs of letting up, though his huge workload may take a toll physically as the season progresses. Congratulations to all those owners who snagged Butler in the middle rounds on draft day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 15 points on Tuesday
    Danilo Gallinari scored 15 points on 5-of-9 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs in Tuesday's game, adding five rebounds, three assists and one block in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Gallo's minutes have ramped up over the past week and he's averaging 14.0 points and 1.7 triples in his last three games. Wilson Chandler is playing well as Denver's starting SF and there are no guarantees that Gallinari will overtake him, but he has enough upside to be worth a speculative add -- he has enough upside to return top-100 value in a 30-minute bench role, assuming he stays healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo shoots 1-of-13 Tuesday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo had a brutal night on Tuesday, making just 1-of-13 field goals to finish with two points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and three turnovers.

    Advice: He also got into foul trouble but still logged 31 minutes, and coach Jason Kidd is showing increasing faith in him as a starter. Antetokounmpo is shooting 52.5 percent on the season, so tonight's dud should be viewed as an aberration. Look for him to bounce back vs. the Wolves' lenient defense on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:54 pm
  • Derrick Rose exits Tuesday w/ tight hamstring
    Derrick Rose will not return to Tuesday's game due to left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: Rose's left hamstring caused him to miss four games prior to his return on Monday, and he didn't last long before going back on the injury report. The daily guessing game about his status will continue on Friday when the Bulls play in Boston. Considering the Bulls' protective stance regarding their former MVP, and the fact that hamstring injuries are easy to aggravate, we're not optimistic that he'll be in uniform vs. Rajon Rondo and the Celtics. Check back for updates on Tuesday, and anticipate Kirk Hinrich starting at PG if Rose misses more games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:26 pm
     
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  • Mario Chalmers ice cold after first quarter
    Mario Chalmers started out hot on Tuesday, but shot 0-of-8 after the first quarter to finish with 14 points, two 3-pointers, four assists, four steals and one blocks.

    Advice: Chalmers shot 4-of-17 overall but he turned the ball over just once in 37 minutes. He had the unenviable task of slowing down Stephen Curry defensively, which he failed to do as Curry dropped 40 points in the Warriors' road win. The Heat are just 4-5 in their home games, but they're still above .500 with an 8-7 record. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:20 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
     
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  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) starting vs. Nuggets
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) will play on Tuesday, as expected.

    Advice: He was technically listed as 'probable' and the Bulls have been understandably protective of Rose early in the season, so fantasy owners are wise to check his status before every game. He scored 18 points in a somewhat passive performance on Monday and we can only hope he'll continue to build on that performance without any health-related setbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:42 pm
     
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  • David West (ankle) targeting Friday return
    David West (ankle) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and is targeting a return for Friday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Head coach Frank Vogel will have the final say as to whether West suits up or not, but he did give an encouraging quote after Tuesday's practice. "I’m hopeful [West can play Friday]," said Vogel. "We’ll see how he responded to this work, but we’re hopeful for Friday." It's looking like West is very close to making his regular-season debut, and when he returns Luis Scola will head to the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:49 pm
  • 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
     
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    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) probable for Tuesday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Owners will want to check back for an official update on Rose's status as we draw closer to Tuesday's tip, but it's looking like he'll try and give it a go. Rose is coming off an 18-point outing vs. Utah, and has a favorable matchup tonight against the Nuggets. If he plays, Aaron Brooks won't be worth using in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:21 pm
     
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  • Raymond Felton tweaks ankle, not serious
    Raymond Felton tweaked his right ankle during Tuesday's practice, but according to head coach Rick Carlisle, the minor tweak is not considered serious.

    Advice: Raymond Felton is fighting for minutes with Devin Harris, Jameer Nelson, Monta Ellis, and J.J. Barea, and he wasn't even able to get off the bench during his last outing. Felton should remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:04 pm
  • No setbacks for James Johnson
    James Johnson didn't suffer a setback in Monday's game when he played just four minutes in his return from an ankle injury.

    Advice: The Raps are just working him back into the mix slowly, so it might take him a week to get back up to speed. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:24 am
  • Carmelo Anthony doubtful for Wednesday
    Carmelo Anthony didn't practice on Tuesday due to his aching back and is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game at Dallas.

    Advice: There is also speculation that he won't be ready for the Thunder on Friday, either, and owners who are stuck with Melo in a weekly lineup could be in some trouble. Travis Wear (who?) played the final 17 minutes on Monday night for the Knicks and looks like an interesting prospect, but guys like Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. will probably benefit most by Melo's absence. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:24 am
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) ruled out for Tuesday
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will not play against the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: This will be his seventh game out of the lineup and at this rate he's going to play even less games than his 54 from last season. Wade does not have a timetable to return and his owners should have him benched until he's back on the court. Mario Chalmers has really stepped up lately while the Heat will use plenty of two-point guard lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:29 am
     
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  • Thibodeau says Rose not real comfortable
    Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Derrick Rose (hamstring) is not real comfortable right now.

    Advice: Rose scored 18 points with five assists, one steal, and three 3-pointers during Monday's win over the Jazz, but will be listed as day-to-day for Tuesday's game against Denver. "I thought he did a lot of good things," Thibodeau said. "You could see he's not real comfortable with the ball yet, but that will come. When Derrick strings some games together, he's going to take off." We'll update Rose's status as soon as possible, but Aaron Brooks would get a value boost if D-Rose is unable to play Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:47 am
     
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  • Knicks await news on Carmelo Anthony's back
    The Knicks are waiting another day to find out more after Carmelo Anthony left Monday's game with back spasms.

    Advice: Anthony will travel with the team to Dallas in advance of Wednesday's game, but will also make a visit to Houston to visit a specialist and get pain medication. "Back spasms is what we understand it to be right now," head coach Derek Fisher said. "We’ll find out more in 24-48 hours. Back spasms are tough to deal with. I’ve never experienced it before. It’s not comfortable at all." It's looking doubtful that Anthony will be able to suit up for Wednesday's game against the Mavs, but we'll update his status as soon as more information is available. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:36 am
  • Derrick Rose returned to action on Monday November 24. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:10 pm
     
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  • Rose (hamstring) returns but still day-to-day
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) returned to action in Monday's win but ended the night with a day-to-day status for Tuesday's game in Denver, and finished with 18 points on 5-of-10 shooting, three treys, three boards, five assists and one steal in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Tom Thibodeau was reportedly frustrated after the game according to beat writer Nick Friedell. When asked if he would play in Denver, Thibs said "I would hope so. Jeez. We'll see tomorrow I guess." Thibs added, "When Derrick strings some games together he's going to take off. He's got to go. That's the bottom line. He's got to go." He's going to be day-to-day for a while until he proves he's not. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:49 pm
     
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  • Jimmy Butler on the loose again on Monday
    Jimmy Butler scored 25 points on 8-of-16 shooting (1-of-2 from deep, 8-of-9 from the line) with two rebounds, two assists and four steals in Monday's win.

    Advice: We keep waiting for Butler's shooting to fall at least a little bit but it just doesn't happen. Playing at a top 10-15 level, he has a heavy lift to stay in that lofty space. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:47 pm
  • Mirotic mildly productive in 28 minutes
    Nikola Mirotic scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting with two threes, five boards and one assist in 28 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: This was the fear in making a big play for Mirotic -- that Pau Gasol would return and negate the opportunity created by Taj Gibson's injury. Tom Thibodeau doesn't sound convinced that Gasol (calf) will play in Denver on Tuesday so there is some hope for another chance, and for what it's worth Joakim Noah played through a minor eye injury tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:44 pm
  • Nelson posts solid line in loss to IND
    Jameer Nelson scored 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, five assists and one steal over 29 minutes in Monday's loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: Nelson hasn't produced enough to be worth holding in 12-team leagues and his 14-team value is in jeopardy with the arrivals of J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:23 pm
  • Felton a DNP-CD on Monday
    Raymond Felton returned from his suspension but did not play on Monday due to coach's decision.

    Advice: Felton will only be on the fantasy radar if the Mavs suffer a number of injuries. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:17 pm
  • James Johnson plays four minutes on Monday
    James Johnson played four minutes against the Suns with one steal and two fouls.

    Advice: He didn't take a single shot tonight and may not be 100 percent. Johnson said he was "like Wolverine" for recovering so soon from his ankle sprain, but he wasn't a superhero with fouling tonight. He should be better his next time out. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:06 pm
  • Report: Carmelo (back) 'in a lot of pain'
    Carmelo Anthony (back) is "clearly in a lot of pain" and did not address the media after Monday's game.

    Advice: Anthony needed to go to a local doctor in Houston to get medication not available in the arena, and he is traveling with the team to Dallas so that's a good sign. We'll continue to monitor the situation and while it's uncomfortable to think about Melo pushing through a bunch of injuries in a meaningless season, owners should exercise patience and at least wait for the storm to clear before considering any sell-low offers. J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. are short-term speculative adds at this time and Iman Shumpert should have already been owned in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:31 pm
  • Reggie Bullock plays 19 minutes in start
    Reggie Bullock made 1-of-3 from the field in his first career start against the Hornets on Monday with three points, two rebounds and one foul in 19 minutes.

    Advice: All three shots were from beyond the arc and that's something the Clippers have been dying for from their small forward. Bullock just doesn't fit the Clippers scheme right now and it'll be tough for him to clear 20 minutes in a game even with Matt Barnes (calf) out. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:22 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony dealing with back spasms
    Carmelo Anthony went to the locker room in the first half due to back spasms and is doubtful to return.

    Advice: The last time he had any noteworthy back problems was back in 2012 and it's unclear how bad this recent injury is. If he's out, the Knicks are in deep, deep trouble. It will be a collective effort from J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. benefiting the most. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:05 pm
  • Bulls PR: Derrick Rose will start vs. Jazz
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) is listed as the starter for Monday against the Jazz and will play.

    Advice: This is coming from a team official and that has held up so far, so Rose is likely a go tonight. Fantasy owners can pencil him into the starting lineup, but of course anything could happen. Aaron Brooks will come off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:27 pm
     
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  • Thibs is confident Rose & Gasol play vs. Jazz
    Coach Tom Thibodeau is confident Derrick Rose (hamstring) and Pau Gasol (calf) will play against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: Obviously, we don't really trust Thibs here and Gasol and Rose fantasy owners will want to check back for an update. We'll keep you posted. If Rose is out, Aaron Brooks is a nice play against Trey Burke. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:34 pm
     
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  • Ray Felton is active on Monday night
    Raymond Felton will not play against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: He is eligible to return, but the Mavericks don't need him. They've been one of the best offenses in the history of the NBA, so why mess with a good thing? Felton has very little fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:28 pm
  • McHale: Beverley may be out longer this time
    Coach Kevin McHale said he believes Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will be out longer this time compared to his last injury.

    Advice: He missed four games last time he suffered a hamstring strain, so it sounds like we can rule him out for this week. Beverley has suffered three different hamstring strains so far this year and the Rockets should just sit him down. Isaiah Canaan will get the start while Troy Daniels and Nick Johnson will back him up. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:23 pm
     
    Injured
  • James Johnson will play on Monday night
    James Johnson (ankle) will play against the Suns on Monday night.

    Advice: He has been out since Nov. 16 with what looked like a severe ankle sprain, but Johnson is likely going to see his normal minutes. He was actually turning in mid-round value because of all the defensive stats, so he's worth a look in standard leagues. To be clear, he's not a must-own player and obviously won't be a mid-round guy on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:49 pm
  • Reggie Bullock getting the start
    Reggie Bullock will start at small forward against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: Matt Barnes (calf) is out and the injury could cost him a few games. Fantasy owners need to remember that being a starter is not everything and Bullock is only a desperation play. We wouldn't recommend him as a cheap option in daily fantasy leagues either. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:41 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
  • Thaddeus Young returns to practice Monday
    Thaddeus Young (personal) returned to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Young is on track to play on Wednesday against Milwaukee and has returned to the team following the tragic loss of his mother. Our thoughts are with Young and his family. With his return, Anthony Bennett should be heading back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:45 am
     
    Injured
  • Raymond Felton's ankle now fully healthy
    Raymond Felton (ankle) said that he's fully healthy following his suspension.

    Advice: It's not a lock that Felton will return on Monday, but he's healthy enough to do so and his suspension has ended. Even if active, Felton has a lot of work to do as he's currently at the bottom of the point guard depth chart behind Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris and J.J. Barea. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:19 am
  • Patrick Beverley (hamstring) out again Monday
    Patrick Beverley (left hamstring) will not play again on Monday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Beverley didn't practice on Sunday after leaving Saturday's game a hamstring injury, and it's going to cost him at least Monday's game against New York. Isaiah Canaan is expected to draw the start in place of Beverley again, and he's averaging just 11.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, a steal and 2.3 triples over six starts (30 minutes per game) this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:58 am
     
    Injured
  • Rose, Gasol both game-time calls on Monday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) and Pau Gasol (calf) are both game-time decisions on Monday against Utah.

    Advice: Previously Rose was questionable, so that's nothing new. Gasol was being listed as probable, and there's no use in guessing with Chicago's injury situation since the designations are largely meaningless in their reports. Gasol should play, but we've already been burned by his being "probable" before this season. With Kirk Hinrich (chest) questionable at best, Aaron Brooks and E'Twaun Moore would likely be the Bulls' point guards if Rose doesn't play. Rose did say he is feeling better and is confident about playing vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday if he can't go on Monday. The good news is he's no longer having pain in his hamstring. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:47 am
     
    Injured
  • 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
  • David West (ankle) 'getting close' to return
    David West (ankle) is "getting close" to returning.

    Advice: West went through an intense workout on Saturday and didn't need any medical tape around his right ankle to do it, so the veteran finally appears closing in on a return. When he does come back, Luis Scola will return to his typical reserve role. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:12 am
  • Joakim Noah calls Mirotic a difference-maker
    Joakim Noah said Nikola Mirotic is a "difference-maker at the offensive end."

    Advice: Mirotic balled out on Friday without Taj Gibson (ankle) and Pau Gasol (calf) available with 24 points, 11 rebounds and four 3-pointers, but he's going to need injuries ahead of him to produce like that regularly. He has an offensive game that's very capable of helping fantasy teams, but he's limited by his current role. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:55 am
  • Marcus Smart hoping to practice Wednesday
    Marcus Smart (ankle) is hoping to return to practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: "He’s been doing his work in the weight room as far as conditioning goes," Brad Stevens said. "So we’ll see how much work he needs to do once he gets back on the floor. That’s a concern certainly." Even if Smart isn't able to return this week, it sounds like he's right around the corner. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:35 am
     
    Injured
  • 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
  • Danilo Gallinari logs season-high 31 minutes
    Danilo Gallinari played a season-high 31 minutes in Sunday's overtime win, finishing with 10 points, two 3-pointers, seven boards and one assist.

    Advice: He made a crucial 3-pointer with 1:28 remaining in OT and it's very encouraging to see him log so many minutes on his surgically-repaired knee. He may not overtake Wilson Chandler for the starting SF job, and he's shooting just 30.9 percent on the season, so owners should think twice before adding him in typical 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:41 pm
  • Marvin Williams FT-less streak at 354 minutes
    Marvin Williams didn't attempt a free throw vs. the Heat on Sunday, extending his FT-less streak to an astounding 354 minutes.

    Advice: He's one of four players in NBA history to begin a season with 300+ minutes without any free throw attempts, and there's no telling when the streak will end. He finished Sunday's game with seven points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds and one assist, and he's only worth considering if you're desperate for 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:48 pm
  • Mario Chalmers drops 20 & 10 in thrilling win
    Mario Chalmers continued to shine in a lead role on Sunday, posting 20 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and one block in 38 minutes vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Kemba Walker's defense is porous and Chalmers wisely attacked the Charlotte defense all night long, resulting in a 9-of-10 mark at the FT line. The return of Dwyane Wade (hamstring) and Norris Cole (finger) will inevitably cut into Chalmers' production, but he's playing too well to drop off very much. In four starts this year he's averaged 19.3 points, 1.3 triples, 2.8 boards, 5.3 assists and 1.8 steals, while making 55.3 percent of his shots. Nasty. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:43 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
  • Smart (ankle) hopes to practice next week
    Marcus Smart (ankle) is hopeful he'll be able to return to practice next week, but his status for Friday's game vs. the Bulls remains unknown.

    Advice: Even if Smart is able to suit up for Friday's game, he'll likely have a minutes restriction, making him an unattractive play in most leagues. He's averaging 6.8 points, 1.2 assists, and 1.2 steals on the season, and he's just not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:43 pm
     
    Injured
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out Sunday vs. CHA
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: That's six games and counting for Wade, and he remains without a definitive return date. Mario Chalmers has been the main beneficiary of Wade's absence, and he's currently averaging 19.3 points, 5.3 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1.3 three-pointers with the starting unit. Norris Cole (finger) has also been ruled out for Sunday's game, so Chalmers is going to get all the minutes he can handle. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:23 pm
     
    Injured
  • 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
  • Patrick Beverley (hamstring) questionable Mon
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) did not practice on Sunday and is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: For what it's worth, Beverley said that he would suit up for Monday's game, but we'd like an official update from the Rockets before we say he's a go. If Beverley is unable to go, Isaiah Canaan would draw the start, and he'd make for a nice low-end plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Check back for an official update on Beverley's status as we draw closer to Monday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:20 pm
     
    Injured
  • 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
  • Mirza Teletovic comes through on Sat.
    Mirza Teletovic delivered on Saturday against the Spurs with 22 points, eight rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He started for Kevin Garnett (rest) and was all his fantasy owners could ask for. Garnett will likely sit later on this year and Teletovic was already putting up solid value, so he's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:43 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 20 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 points against the Wizards during a 111-100 loss on Saturday, adding four rebounds, five assists, three steals and two turnovers.

    Advice: He made all eight shots from the line and was 6-of-11 from the field in the loss. Antetokounmpo has started to get into a groove on the offensive end and his discovery of the one-dribble drive has gone a long way to help his shooting percentages. He's worth owning in standard leagues, but most of value will likely lie in March and April. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:28 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony has a decent game vs. PHI
    Carmelo Anthony made 10-of-20 from the field for 25 points against the 76ers on Saturday during a 91-83 win with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Nothing fixes a losing streak quite like a matchup with the 76ers. Anthony is starting to play much better these days and his fantasy owners should still consider him as a first-round guy. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:13 pm
  • Mario Chalmers scores 24 with eight dimes
    Mario Chalmers was in total control of the offense against the Magic on Saturday, making 10-of-16 from the field for 24 points with five rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: His defense wasn't as bad as usual in this game either. Chalmers' ability to play both guard spots has been huge for the Heat right now and he'll certainly earn his minutes even when Dwyane Wade (hamstring) is back, especially because Wade's minutes will be monitored. Chalmers should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:47 pm
  • Pat Beverley (hamstring) expects to play Mon.
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) expects to play vs. the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: Beverley tweaked his hamstring while running after a loose rebound in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game. He briefly returned but later admitted that it was smarter to "play it safe," to avoid turning a minor tweak into a serious injury. Fantasy owners should anticipate having Bev available while checking for confirmation on Monday. He finished Saturday with a season-high 20 points, a career-high six 3-pointers, five rebounds and two steals. He's been feeling it over his last several games, scoring in double figures in five straight while playing great defense. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:36 pm
     
    Injured
  • Devin Harris quiet in return for Mavs
    Devin Harris returned from his ankle injury and hit 2-of-7 shots for nine points and one assist.

    Advice: His two hits were 3-pointers, but J.J. Barea was at again tonight with seven points and two assists in just 17 minutes. And once you add Raymond Felton to the mix next week, the Mavs guards not named Monta Ellis will be players to avoid at almost any cost. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:35 pm
  • Patrick Beverley returns after injury scare
    Patrick Beverley left during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game with an apparent leg injury, but he was able to return in the final minutes.

    Advice: Beverley was on fire prior to his exit, scoring 20 points with a career-high six 3-pointers, five rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes. Isaiah Canaan has proven to be a capable backup PG and he'll take the reins if Beverley can't play vs. the Knicks on Monday, but for now it looks like he will. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:21 pm
     
    Injured
  • Mirza Teletovic will start in place of KG
    Mirza Teletovic will start in place of Kevin Garnett on Saturday against the Spurs.

    Advice: This was an expected move as Mirza picks up a lot of the power forward minutes, especially late in the game. He should have some extra minutes and shots go his way, so he's a sneaky player to use in daily leagues as well as a streamer in year-long formats. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:06 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo back as Bucks starter
    Giannis Antetokounmpo will return to Milwaukee's starting lineup on Saturday, sending Jerryd Bayless to the bench.

    Advice: Jason Kidd unexpectedly benched Antetokounmpo on Friday, playing him 15 minutes in a blowout defeat vs. the Raptors. Giannis may still be dealing with a minor ankle injury but he's worth deploying now that he's reclaimed his spot in the Bucks' starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:58 pm
  • Thaddeus Young expected to practice Monday
    Wolves coach Flip Saunders expects Thaddeus Young to return from his personal absence in time for Monday's practice.

    Advice: Young may rejoin the team on Sunday and this merely confirms that he's on pace to return for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks. Anthony Bennett will earn another start in Young's absence on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:53 pm
     
    Injured
  • Devin Harris (leg) will play vs. Rockets
    Devin Harris (sore leg) will play vs. the Rockets on Saturday, as expected.

    Advice: Harris will return to the bench role he's played all season, averaging 8.6 points, 1.1 triples, 1.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.3 steals in just 23 minutes per game. Those numbers are attractive enough for use in many leagues, but he's less attractive given the strong play of J.J. Barea and the impending return of Raymond Felton from suspension. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:36 pm
  • 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
  • James Johnson is out again on Saturday
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play on Saturday against the Cavs.

    Advice: He was not expected to play anyway and hasn't gone through a full practice yet. Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson will get some extra run tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:10 pm
  • 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
  • Marcus Smart still not ready to play Sunday
    Marcus Smart (ankle) will not play on Sunday against the Blazers.

    Advice: It seems hard to believe that he is even close to a return after an ugly ankle injury. The Celtics are off until Friday following Sunday's game, so perhaps Smart will be ready for that contest. Phil Pressey should get some extra run tomorrow while Marcus Thornton and Evan Turner also see a bump. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:40 pm
     
    Injured
  • 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
  • Nick Young still wearing soft cast
    Nick Young has been playing with a soft cast on his right thumb for all three games this season.

    Advice: While his right arm may be strictly for buckets, it's possible the cast on his shooting hand could have hindered him. Young made just 2-of-7 from the field for five points against the Mavericks on Friday. He is really going to struggle in most non-scoring categories in fantasy leagues, so it's not going to be easy for him to be a top-120 guy. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:52 pm
     
    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
  • 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
  • Dwyane Wade out, Norris Cole doubtful vs. ORL
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will miss his fifth consecutive game on Saturday.

    Advice: Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier should get all the minutes they can handle, especially with Norris Cole (hand) also doubtful to suit up. Miami's lack of depth will likely require bench guys like Shannon Brown, Danny Granger and James Ennis to step into significant roles as the Heat look to avoid their fifth loss in six games. Wade did some light work during shootaround and is questionable for Sunday's home game. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:51 am
     
    Injured
  • Devin Harris (leg) expected to play Saturday
    Devin Harris (leg) is expected to play in Houston on Saturday.

    Advice: The Mavs' veteran guard has missed two games due to soreness in his lower right leg, but it shouldn't limit him as he resumes his backup role vs. the Rockets. J.J. Barea has been playing well in Harris' absence and Raymond Felton's return on Nov. 24 is another challenge to Harris' playing time, making him a dubious option in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:45 am
  • Jimmy Butler has an overdue dud vs. POR
    Jimmy Butler scored nine points with four rebounds, two assists and one steal on 3-of-13 from the field against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He's been one of the best players in the NBA this season and obviously gets a pass here. Butler's shot selection wasn't as great tonight, but there is no need to worry thanks to taking much smarter shots throughout the season. He'll likely get it going again on Monday against the Jazz. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:17 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic erupts w/ 24 points, 11 boards
    Nikola Mirotic stepped up with Taj Gibson (ankle) getting hurt against the Blazers on Friday, scoring a career-high 24 points with 11 rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Pau Gasol (calf) did not play tonight and X-rays were negative on Gibson's ankle, so he is not a lock for minutes. That said, Mirotic is capable of blocking shots, hitting treys and turning in good percentages, so it's not a bad idea to add him speculatively in some leagues. To be clear, we wouldn't cut a player you're going to miss. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:10 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari has impressive game
    Danilo Gallinari made 5-of-7 from the field for 17 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He entered tonight making just 26.2 percent from the field and he really needed a big game like this one. Gallinari is still a long way from playing close to his career 30.8 minutes per game, which might not even happen. Unless you want to be really aggressive, you can probably keep Gallo on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Teletovic scores 13 points with seven boards
    Mirza Teletovic scored 13 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 6-of-12 shots (including a three) with seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Teletovic is returning top 90-115 value (9/8 cat) on the year, averaging 10.8 points with 1.9 treys, 4.8 boards and a 45.6 percent mark from the field. That's easily enough production to be owned in all standard formats, though owners should expect for him to be streaky. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:54 pm
  • Antetokounmpo (ankle) plays 15 minutes
    Giannis Antetokounmpo's status for Friday's game was all over the board, but he eventually decided to suit up and finished with seven points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 15 minutes.

    Advice: The Bucks got the snot beat out of them by the Raptors and in the grand scheme of things it probably would have been better for him to sit. We've been telling you he's a must-own player and that really shouldn't change based on a minor ankle injury, so if you buy into that you probably want to stay the course. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:57 pm
  • Walker flirts with triple-double in loss
    Kemba Walker flirted with a triple-double in Friday's home loss to the Magic, scoring 15 points on 7-of-19 shooting with a career-high 12 rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: It may seem like Walker's biggest issue is his field goal shooting but it's actually his free throw shooting. The career 80 percent shooter is hitting just 70 percent and it has submarined his value. With no season shooting worse than 79 percent from the stripe, he's all-but a lock to get it figured out. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:43 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 105-97 vs Por
  • Update: Giannis Antetokounmpo is available
    Updating a previous item, Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is available to play against the Raptors.

    Advice: Just when you thought the Bucks weren't going to do their usual misinformation dance, they go ahead and do it. Coach Jason Kidd is making us miss Larry Drew, which is no small feat. Antetokounmpo might not play, but maybe he plays 47 minutes. Who knows? Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:42 pm
  • James Johnson still out on Friday night
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play against the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: He is expected to miss more games, but he has been on the practice court in a limited capacity. Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson will get some more run tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:10 pm
  • Devin Harris (leg) questionable for Saturday
    Devin Harris (lower right leg soreness) is being listed as day-to-day, and he hasn’t yet been ruled out of Saturday’s game vs. Houston.

    Advice: "He's been checked out pretty extensively the last couple of days. I'll leave it at that," said Rick Carlisle regarding Harris. "We don't think it's serious." While Harris is out his minutes will be distributed amongst J.J. Barea, Jameer Nelson, and Monta Ellis. Ellis will take on a larger portion of the scoring load, and Barea could make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:09 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo out for Friday night
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) will not play against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: Well, it looks like he had some discomfort in his ankle. Antetokounmpo had an ugly ankle roll when he landed on Brandon Knight's foot on Wednesday, but he did play through it. He could miss more time and fantasy owners will want to put him on their benches. Jerryd Bayless will start, but the bigger winners in fantasy may be Jabari Parker and Khris Middleton. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:39 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo has good chance to play
    Giannis Antetokounmpo "appears to be a go unless he reports some pain after warmups," according to C.F. Gardner of the Journal-Sentinel.

    Advice: When it comes to Bucks players being a game-time decision, we'll take whatever info we can get. Larry Sanders was a game-time decision on Wednesday, but the team didn't announce he was starting until seconds before the actual tip. Antetokounmpo owners will want to check back and might want to bench him unless he's clearly the best option. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:22 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
  • David West (ankle) returns to practice Friday
    David West (ankle) was a limited participant during Friday's practice and is not expected to return until after Thanksgiving.

    Advice: West remains without a definitive return date, but his return to practice is a positive sign. He'll provide the Pacers with some much needed offense when he’s finally able to suit up, and should be owned in all leagues for his ability to put up points and boards with high percentages. Luis Scola and Lavoy Allen will continue to help fill the void with West sidelined, but neither guy is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:16 am
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) headed for GTD
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) was a full participant during Friday's shootaround, and is headed for a game-time decision vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: "At shootaround he looked all right," head coach Jason Kidd said of Giannis. "We'll see how he feels in a couple hours." Kidd isn't one to make his lineups readily available, so we likely won't know of Giannis' status until just before tip-off. That being said, things are looking positive for The Greek Freak, but if he were to sit O.J. Mayo would see some increased opportunity. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:58 am
  • Devin Harris (leg) will not play Friday
    Devin Harris (lower right leg soreness) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: J.J. Barea, Jameer Nelson, and Monta Ellis will see their minutes increased with Harris sidelined, and Barea could make for a nice low-budget buy in daily leagues. He's coming off a 14-point, six assist outing vs. the Wizards, and has a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:29 am
  • Kobe happy to have Nick Young back in action
    Kobe Bryant stated during a recent interview that he's happy to have Nick Young back in action.

    Advice: "You got a player who can get buckets and create. He does wonders," Bryant said. "Nick is a phenomenal talent. He has a pull-up jump shot and is creating mismatches. I’m very happy to have him back." Bryant also went on to say that he thinks Young will compete for Sixth Man of the Year honors, a high compliment from a man who doesn't give out many. Young is averaging 16.5 points and 2.0 three-pointers through his first two games back with the team, and while he doesn't bring much else to the stat sheet, his scoring and 3-point shot making make him worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:30 am
     
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Jimmy Butler scores 23 points
    Jimmy Butler scored 23 points against the Kings on Thursday with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and three turnovers.

    Advice: He operated out of the post quite a bit, but he had nine of his 11 makes come off an assist tonight. Butler has been the go-to option for the Bulls these days, but his usage takes a massive hit when Derrick Rose (hamstring) is on the floor. He's putting up first-round value right now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:14 pm
  • Mario Chalmers starts at PG in second half
    Mario Chalmers started at point guard during the second half of Thursday's 110-93 loss to the Clippers, finishing with 13 points, one rebound, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Norris Cole (finger) was unable to return to action following an injury in the first half. Chalmers had a couple really careless turnovers and he's certainly not the most consistent player in the NBA. His minutes seem extremely safe right now and he should be starting in most leagues with Miami banged up. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:24 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out Thursday vs. LAC
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: This marks the fourth consecutive game Wade will be sidelined with this hamstring injury, and Mario Chalmers will continue to start as long as Wade is out. Chalmers has been great with the starting unit, averaging 20.0 points, 5.0 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 three-pointer per game, and he should be in all active lineups on a night with just two games being played. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:36 pm
     
    Injured
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) doubtful for Sunday
    Marcus Smart (ankle) said that he doubts he'll play Sunday, and he remains without a definitive return date.

    Advice: "I couldn’t really tell you [an expected return date]. It just depends," Smart said. "One day my body feels good, probably one day it doesn’t. I’ve got to listen to my body." Smart was able to do some straight-line movement during Thursday's practice, but still is unable to do anything side-to-side. He may be able resume practicing next week, and after Sunday's game vs. Portland the Celtics don't play again until Friday, Nov. 28. We'll consider Smart questionable for that one, and we'll be monitoring his status closely. However, with averages of just 6.8 points, 1.2 assists, and 1.2 steals, he’s not a viable option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:23 pm
     
    Injured
  • Nick Young receives flop warning from league
    Nick Young received a flop warning from the NBA on Thursday.

    Advice: Young drew a foul on Kyle Korver while attempting a 3-point shot, and as the video shows, Korver did not even make contact with Young. The first offense is just a warning, but the second results in a $5,000 fine, with each additional flop resulting in an increased penalty. Young has brought a much-needed scoring-punch to the Lakers' second unit, and is averaging 17.0 points and 2.0 three-pointers through his first two games. He doesn't do much aside from score, but should be able to sustain limited value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:02 pm
     
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Antetokounmpo (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Giannis sprained his ankle during the second overtime of Wednesday's triple OT win over the Nets, but managed to play through it. If The Greek Freak is unable to go, Khris Middleton and O.J. Mayo would be the primary beneficiaries of his absence, with Mayo offering the most upside. Stay tuned for an official update on Giannis' status as we draw closer to Friday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:24 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony dealing w/ pain in left knee
    Carmelo Anthony revealed after Tuesday's loss to the Bucks that his left knee has been sore since the second game of the season and he's undergone tests on it.

    Advice: "I think he's a smart enough and a veteran enough player that if he had some concern about where he is I think he would come either to me or to our training staff about trying to be smart," said head coach Derek Fisher. "He hasn't done that as of yet. I'm sure we'll continue to keep an eye on it. But he's good to go for now." The Knicks have not revealed exactly what tests Anthony has undergone, but this is something to keep an eye on. Anthony has said that he'll try to play through the pain, but if the Knicks continue their losing ways, it's plausible that Carmelo could eventually decide to rest. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but there's no reason to panic right now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:19 am
  • James Johnson (ankle) sheds walking boot
    James Johnson (ankle) was moving well without a walking boot after the Raptors' practice on Thursday.

    Advice: The Raptors' defensive specialist and energizer is questionable for Friday's home game vs. the Bucks. It wouldn't be surprising to see him held out another game as a precaution, but we'll have a much clearer idea of his status after shootaround. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:26 am
  • 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
  • Marvin Williams scores eight points vs. Indy
    Marvin Williams (knee) played 23 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday with eight points, three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: He played a little more small forward tonight because the Hornets are so thin on the wing. Williams is not going to be involved enough in the offense to be used in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:04 am
  • Swaggy PhD: Nick Young cures Lakers
    Nick Young helped the Lakers win their second game in a row in a 98-92 victory in Houston, scoring 16 points with four rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers went 1-9 without Young, but they've now won both games with him. He's getting plenty of shots in the second unit and it looks like he'll be able to score in the teens. His owners shouldn't expect much else besides scoring, but give him a look if that's what your team is lacking. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:54 pm
     
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Patrick Beverley scores 15 points vs. LA
    Patrick Beverley matched his season-high 15 points against the Lakers on Wednesday with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: His triples have been a part of his game this season with 2.3 makes per game on the season. Beverley's steals haven't really come around yet, but they're likely on their way in short order. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:33 pm
     
    Injured
  • Marvin Williams returned to action on Wednesday November 19. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:03 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony scores 20 points
    Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points against the Wolves during a 115-99 loss on Wednesday to go with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: It would have been a much bigger line, but he did not play in the fourth quarter because the Knicks were getting blown out. For what it's worth, Anthony said his knee issue from Tuesday was not an issue tonight. The Knicks have gone 1-9 in their last 10 games, but at least they'll get the 76ers at home on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:51 pm
  • Jameer Nelson struggles, hurts head
    Jameer Nelson hit just 2-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, two rebounds, four assists and a steal in 25 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He left the game with a head injury, and while details are very scarce, he was able to return briefly. Had he not been playing so poorly, he probably would have played more minutes, but the Mavs went with J.J. Barea down the stretch. We were hoping from more from Nelson since Devin Harris was out with an ankle injury, but he just couldn't get his shots to fall tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:25 pm
  • James Johnson won't play vs. Memphis
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is in a walking boot and does not have a timetable to return. Johnson is a tough customer, but the Raptors will likely be careful based on how things went with Amir Johnson's ankle last season. Expect more Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:20 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) doubtful for Thursday
    Dwyane Wade (left hamstring) is doubtful to play on Thursday night against the Clippers.

    Advice: This would be his fourth game out of the lineup and there's a chance he misses some time over the weekend, as well. It's worth mentioning his left leg has been worse than his right and he's needed his left knee drained multiple times over the past few seasons. Mario Chalmers has benefited and will be worth using in all leagues. James Ennis, Shabazz Napier and Norris Cole also benefit. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:46 pm
     
    Injured
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) limited in practice
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, and should be considered questionable for Thursday's game.

    Advice: Wade's goal of playing every game this season was quickly shattered last week when he tweaked his hamstring so it's not surprising to see the Heat exercise caution with him. If he ends up sitting on Thursday, Mario Chalmers will likely draw another start and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:45 am
     
    Injured
  • James Johnson (ankle) still in walking boot
    James Johnson (ankle) was seen still wearing a walking boot Wednesday morning, making him highly doubtful to play against his former Memphis team.

    Advice: It is not looking good for him, and we had our doubts about him recovering in time for this one anyway. Johnson has been huge for Toronto early in the season, and has posted enough defensive statistics to be a nice asset in deeper leagues. However, barring a miracle Johnson will likely sit this one out, meaning Terrence Ross will see a bump in his minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:59 am
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) could return Sunday
    Marcus Smart (ankle) could return on Sunday against Portland, but coach Stevens said it would likely be another week before he can play.

    Advice: This is excellent news for the rookie, as his ankle has been healing rapidly. Smart has been able to participate in certain drills, but it is understandable if the Celtics are cautious with him. However, unless something happens to Rajon Rondo or Avery Bradley, Smart will only be an asset in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:10 am
     
    Injured
  • Devin Harris (ankle) is out on Wednesday
    Devin Harris (ankle) won't suit up for Wednesday's game against the Wizards, but is targeting a return on Friday.

    Advice: We saw this one coming from a mile away, as Harris has been injury-prone throughout his career. He should be fine with a little rest, and he is hopeful he will play on Friday. J.J. Barea figures to be the main beneficiary of Harris' absence, while Jameer Nelson will likely see a slight uptick in minutes with the first unit. However, neither player is reliable enough for standard leagues in the long term. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:57 am
  • David West (ankle) will not play on Wednesday
    David West (ankle) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: This has to be frustrating for his owners, as he has yet to play this season with his nagging ankle sprain. We will continue to monitor his status and it should be noted that he still deserves to be owned in almost all leagues for his scoring and rebounding prowess. In the meantime, Luis Scola will continue to start with Lavoy Allen backing him up, but neither player is an attractive option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:00 am
  • 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
  • Nick Young scores 17 efficient pts in debut
    Nick Young (thumb) made his season debut on Tuesday, scoring 17 points with two 3-pointers, five rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Swaggy P had a few typically erratic shot attempts, but he was generally under control and efficient, which isn't usually the case -- he's a 42.9 percent shooter for his career, and was at just 41.3 percent last season. Fantasy owners may find him useful for scoring and 3-point shooting, but don't expect well-rounded production. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:05 pm
     
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Marvin Williams (knee) questionable vs. Indy
    Marvin Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He played on both Friday and Saturday despite being listed as doubtful and questionable, respectively, so there's a good chance that he'll be in uniform. That doesn't mean he'll have fantasy value, however, as he's coming off a scoreless game and hasn't been consistent enough for use outside of very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:26 pm
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) likely out Wed. & Fri.
    Marcus Smart (ankle) will travel with the Celtics for their road games on Wednesday and Friday, but he's not expected to play in either game.

    Advice: Smart is progressing nicely after his scary injury and he's already begun shooting around, but he doesn't have a specific return date. His defensive energy will earn him a role in coach Brad Stevens' rotation, but he doesn't have much fantasy upside with Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley both healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:02 pm
     
    Injured
  • Marcus Smart (ankle) progresses to shooting
    Marcus Smart (ankle) was able to get up some shots before Tuesday's practice, but he's still not expected to make a return until sometime next week.

    Advice: He's progressed from stationary shooting, and Smart looks to be on track to meet his initial two-week timetable. However, as long as Rajon Rondo is in town, Smart isn't going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:24 pm
     
    Injured
  • Thaddeus Young (personal) should return Sun.
    Thaddeus Young (personal) is expected to return to the Timberwolves Sunday.

    Advice: That means Young will be targeting a return for Nov. 26 vs. the Bucks, and Anthony Bennett will draw at least two more starts this week. Bennett put up 10 points, seven rebounds, and four assists during his last start, and he makes for a nice, low-budget buy in FanDuel as long as Young is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:17 pm
     
    Injured
  • David West (ankle) out Wednesday vs. Hornets
    David West (ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: West's potential return date keeps getting pushed back, and this just really speaks to the severity of the ankle injury he sustained back in October. The Pacers haven't given much updates on West's status, but we'll be monitoring his status closely. Luis Scola and Lavoy Allen will continue to split minutes at power forward with West sidelined, but neither guy is a very attractive option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:47 am
  • Devin Harris questionable for Wednesday
    Devin Harris (ankle) has been listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Harris was able to travel with the team to Washington, D.C., so it would seem that he escaped serious injury after going down during Monday's win over the Hornets. We'll update his status after Wednesday's shootaround, but J.J. Barea would be in line for some extra minutes off the bench if Harris is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:57 am
  • Nick Young to come off bench Tuesday
    Nick Young (thumb) will come off the bench as he makes his 2014-15 season debut against the Hawks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Swaggy's back. While Young will likely find himself in the Lakers' starting lineup sooner or later, Lakers' head coach will ease him back into action against the Hawks on Tuesday. Fantasy owners can expect Swaggy P to serve as the Lakers' second scoring option behind Kobe Bryant, but need to be aware of the low field goal percentage and minimal peripherals that will come with his scoring. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:21 am
     
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Mark Cuban excited for Raymond Felton return
    Mark Cuban said he's excited for Raymond Felton (ankle) to return from his four-game suspension.

    Advice: Felton began served his suspension on Monday, so he should be on-track to suit up against the Pacers on November 24 now that his high ankle sprain has healed. "I’m excited to get Raymond back because that will push our point guards a little bit more," Cuban said. While Cuban might be excited, fantasy owners shouldn't be rushing to add Felton as he's stuck in a backcourt logjam with Monta Ellis, Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris, and J.J. Barea. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:16 am
  • Devin Harris nursing minor ankle injury
    Devin Harris (ankle) is nursing a minor ankle injury, but it wasn't deemed serious enough to have him fly back to Dallas.

    Advice: Harris left Monday's win over the Hornets after playing just 10 minutes, but was still able to travel with the team to Washington, D.C. "He’s got a little ankle thing that we’re trying to take care of," Carlisle said. "Beyond that I can’t comment because I’m not a doctor." J.J. Barea would pick up more minutes off the bench if Harris is unable to play against the Wizards on Wednesday, but he's not worth an add in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:09 am
  • Butler headlines night of big lines for Bulls
    Jimmy Butler scored 22 points on 6-of-17 shooting with six rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one three and a 9-of-10 mark from the foul line in Monday's win.

    Advice: Butler is returning top-10 fantasy value and it's unclear where his shooting percentages are ultimately going to fall because he has clearly improved. Making an ungodly 80.6 percent from the line on 8.0 attempts per game, we're getting past issues involving small sample size too. The safe play is to sell him high in exchange for a well-positioned top-20 asset, but what fun would that be? Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:02 pm
  • Mirotic productive with Pau Gasol out
    Nikola Mirotic was productive with Pau Gasol (calf) out on Monday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Mirotic needs an injury or two in front of him before he has any real fantasy value, but this is a good sign that he may be able to come through if given the chance. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:55 pm
  • Beverley posts typical low-end line in loss
    Patrick Beverley scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in Monday's blowout loss.

    Advice: Beverley has struggled to stay healthy this year and may have been dropped as a result. He's a top-100 player when he is in the game, and that's hard value to pass up in a 12-team standard format. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:14 pm
     
    Injured
  • Chalmers scores 22 points with five assists
    Mario Chalmers scored a team-high 22 points in Monday's win over the Nets, hitting 5-of-12 shots (11-of-13 FTs) with three rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: This is the type of line owners thought they'd periodically see when he appeared to be the unquestioned starter at point guard over the summer. He's enjoying life without Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng around, and the real question will be in how Erik Spoelstra deploys him not just in terms of position, but in terms of touches when the guys return. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:38 pm
  • Kemba Walker still struggling a bit
    Kemba Walker scored just 11 points on 3-of-8 from the field against the Mavericks on Monday with three rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Since dealing with a back issue, Walker has really struggled in his last two games. He only scored eight points against the Warriors on Saturday, but it's unknown if it's related to the injury. Regardless, Walker might be a buy-low option as long as you're aware he's not a lock to be a top-50 guy. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:31 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 105-97 vs Por
  • Gallinari (knee) plays just eight minutes
    Danilo Gallinari (knee) played just eight minutes on Friday against the Cavs.

    Advice: Gallo missed both of his shot attempts and had just one rebound with one assist to his stat line. Until he shows signs of life owners can watch this action from the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 6:38 pm
  • Devin Harris (leg soreness) out for the night
    Devin Harris is dealing with lower-leg soreness on Monday and will not return.

    Advice: He's been able to avoid the injury bug for much of the season, but it was only a matter of time. Harris has been very good off the bench and it's unclear how much time he'll need to recover. With Harris out, J.J. Brea will likely help more off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 5:27 pm
  • Dwyane Wade ruled out on Monday night
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) has been ruled out for Monday night against the Nets.

    Advice: He was never expected to play tonight and he could miss more games. Mario Chalmers has been a great play in the past two games and fantasy owners should have him in their lineups. Shabazz Napier will also get a handful of more minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 3:06 pm
     
    Injured
  • Update: Nate and Gallinari will play on Mon.
    Nate Robinson and Danilo Gallinari will play against the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: They were ruled out earlier this morning and coach Brian Shaw has changed his tune. There are still way too many concerns about both guys tonight and they are unlikely to play more than half of the game tonight. That said, it's a little harder to be bullish on Arron Afflalo and Wilson Chandler tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 2:31 pm
  • Shaw: Gallo and Nate could play on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari and Nate Robinson could play against the Cavs on Monday, according to coach Brian Shaw.

    Advice: Interesting. They are not expected to play in back-to-back sets, but the is at least a small chance because of their low minutes on Sunday. Gallinari is still very unlikely to go, so those who were looking to use Wilson Chandler or Arron Afflalo shouldn't be too discouraged. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 2:10 pm
  • Thaddeus Young is still not with the team
    Thaddeus Young (personal) is still not with the Wolves as of Monday.

    Advice: Coach Flip Saunders didn't mention when Young will be back or if he would play on Wednesday, but he said he should know more on Tuesday. Young's fantasy owners might want to sit him in a three-game week while Anthony Bennett will likely get another start. Shabazz Muhammad may also get more run. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 1:41 pm
     
    Injured
  • Gallinari, Robinson will not play on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari and Nate Robinson will both miss Monday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: Both players are fine, but neither is cleared to play in back-to-back sets just yet. Without Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Arron Afflalo should be the main beneficiaries, while Robinson's absence will mean the team will lean a little harder on Ty Lawson. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 7:57 am
  • Raymond Felton will begin suspension Monday
    Raymond Felton will begin serving his four-game suspension on Monday.

    Advice: Felton, finally healthy enough to return after sustaining a high right ankle sprain, will begin serving his suspension beginning Monday against the Hornets. Felton is not guaranteed a role when he does return, and that's expected to be on Monday, November 24 against the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 6:24 am
  • Marcus Smart limited to stationary shooting
    Marcus Smart (ankle) is limited to just stationary shooting right now.

    Advice: "All that he’s doing is shooting stationary," Stevens said. "There is increased activity, as far as on the [Alter-G, non-weight-bearing] treadmill, so he’s not doing a whole lot. He is up on his feet and walking, the boot is off and all that stuff." The Celtics won't rush the rookie back before he's completely healthy and ready to return. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 6:04 am
     
    Injured
  • Marvin Williams (knee) invisible in start
    Marvin Williams (knee) started Saturday's game vs. the Warriors but went scoreless with three rebounds and one turnover in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Williams missed all three of his field goals and he's been dreadful over the past five games, averaging 4.2 points on 38.1 percent shooting. He doesn't contribute enough in other categories to make up the difference, and doesn't warrant fantasy owners' attention outside of the deepest leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 9:27 pm
  • Nick Young (thumb) expected to play Tuesday
    Nick Young (thumb) is expected to play on Tuesday, according to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.

    Advice: Young made it through a full practice without any setbacks and his scoring ability is sorely needed by L.A., though they're in greater need of defense. Swaggy is the most likely Laker to finish second in scoring behind Kobe Bryant, but fantasy owners should anticipate low FG percentages as well as minimal assists, rebounds, steals or blocks. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 9:11 pm
     
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Patrick Beverley (hammy) pesters OKC in win
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) keyed a strong defensive effort vs. the Thunder on Sunday, finishing with 12 points, two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, one assist and two steals in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The Rockets were determined to play Beverley no more than 24 minutes to avoid aggravating his hamstring injury, but he finished just shy of 30 minutes as Houston was fighting tooth and nail to pull out a victory despite shooting 28.8 percent from the field. Bev has been a top-120 value when healthy this season and he's worth owning as long as you don't mind having a PG who averages under 3.0 assists per game. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 7:06 pm
     
    Injured
  • Mario Chalmers scores 18 points w/ five dimes
    Mario Chalmers finished Sunday's disappointing home loss with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, five assists and one steal.

    Advice: He started at SG in place of Dwyane Wade (hamstring) and played well before fouling out in 35 minutes of action. Chalmers is a must-start fantasy option when Wade is sidelined, but on the season he's been just a 14-team value in 28.4 minutes per game as a reserve. His knack for 3-pointers, assists and steals keeps him viable in all formats and he should slowly improve as he adjusts to a bench role going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 5:53 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will travel to BK
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will travel with the Heat to Brooklyn, but he's looking doubtful for Monday's game despite being listed as day-to-day.

    Advice: "He's starting to do a lot more corrective exercises, strength and treatment," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "That's all we can do right now. Then we'll take the next step when he can get there." Wade missed nine games last season with a similar hamstring issue, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him sit out on Monday. If he's unable to go, Mario Chalmers would likely get another start, and he makes for a solid option in daily leagues. Stay tuned for an official update on Wade's status as we draw closer to Monday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 4:02 pm
     
    Injured
  • Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will start Sun.
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will return to the starting lineup on Sunday vs. OKC.

    Advice: This means that Isaiah Canaan will head back to the bench, and he can be cut in standard leagues. It's not clear if Beverley will have a restriction on his minutes tonight, but he does have a favorable matchup vs. the Thunder. Beverley is averaging 10.3 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.3 three-pointers on the season, so while he’s not a must-own guy in standard leagues, he’s worth considering. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 2:43 pm
     
    Injured
  • Mario Chalmers starting on Sunday vs. Bucks
    Mario Chalmers will start in place of Dwyane Wade (hamstring) on Sunday as the Heat take on the Bucks.

    Advice: Chalmers was excellent in his last outing, putting up 23 points and 11 assists over a whopping 40 minutes of action. He'll likely get a similar workload tonight, and should be in all active lineups. James Ennis will head to the bench after playing just six minutes in his start on Friday, and he's not an option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 2:27 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out Sunday vs. Bucks
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Bucks, and is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: James Ennis drew the start in Wade's place on Friday, but he only lasted six minutes, and it was Mario Chalmers who saw a bulk of the minutes in Wade's absence. Chalmers put up 23 points, 11 assists, and one 3-pointer during his last outing, and will look to build upon that effort today as the Heat take on the Bucks, get him in your lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 1:28 pm
     
    Injured
  • Raymond Felton to start suspension on Monday?
    The Mavericks are expecting Raymond Felton to be able to start serving his four-game suspension for gun charges on Monday.

    Advice: If Felton begins his suspension on Monday, he would be eligible to make his Mavericks debut Nov. 24 vs. the Pacers. However, he's going to be fighting for minutes with Jameer Nelson, Monta Ellis, Devin Harris, and J.J. Barea, so he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 12:17 pm
  • Nick Young (thumb) targeting Tuesday vs. ATL
    Nick Young (thumb) is targeting a return for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: "The Defensive Player of the Year is here today and he’ll be here Tuesday," Young said after going through a full practice on Saturday. The Lakers plan to have Young go through shootaround on Tuesday, after which, the Lakers’ medical staff will evaluate him. If he's cleared to play, he will suit up, and he'll likely come off the bench. Young doesn't have too much upside while Kobe Bryant is healthy, so owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with the self-proclaimed MVP/Defensive Player of the Year candidate. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 11:46 am
     
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Mirza Teletovic is suddenly cold
    Mirza Teletovic had another awful game on Saturday, making 1-of-7 from the field for two points with four rebounds, one assist and no turnovers.

    Advice: He committed four fouls and is now 1-of-11 from the field in his last two games. Teletovic was on fire to start the season, so his owners should try to stick with him for one more game. That said, he's not must-own material. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 11:18 pm
  • Kemba Walker (back) struggles on Saturday
    Kemba Walker (back) was a major disappointment for owners on Saturday after he finished with just eight points, five assists, three boards and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He was questionable leading up to the game, and he probably would have been better suited to rest based on this performance. Regardless, Walker will have a full day to recover before the Hornets take on Dallas Monday, but owners should consider him questionable for that tilt and should check back for an update prior to tip-off. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 10:34 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 105-97 vs Por
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