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  • Xavier Henry out for season following surgery
    Xavier Henry underwent surgery to repair his torn left Achillies on Tuesday morning, and he will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.

    Advice: Henry will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but after injuries held him to just 43 games last season, and a mere nine this year, he may have a tough time landing his next deal. Henry's 9.5 minutes per game will be distributed to Jordan Clarkson and Wayne Ellington, but neither guy can be considered an attractive option in standard leagues while Kobe Bryant is healthy. Rotoworld.com
    56 minutes ago
     
    Injured
  • Mike Miller runs w/ starter during practice
    Mike Miller ran with the starting unit during Tuesday's practice, but head coach David Blatt hasn't yet made a decision who will start at shooting guard on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is something worth watching, as Shawn Marion's status as the starting SG has always been viewed as a short-term experiment. Rookie Joe Harris' name has come up as a potential starter in the past, but his minutes have come down a bit and it appears he's lost some momentum. Miller is a quality 3-point shooter, and LeBron James is a fan of him from their days together in Miami. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with Miller, but it's certainly a situation worth monitoring. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:49 am
  • 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
    Today, 11:24 am
  • Mitch McGary (foot) nearing a return
    Mitch McGary is nearing a return to action from a foot injury.

    Advice: He should be back in the "near future" according to coach Scott Brooks, but he's going to have a very limited role for the banged up Thunder. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:17 am
     
    Injured
  • Austin Rivers coming off bench for Pelicans
    Tyreke Evans will start at shooting guard for the Pelicans on Tuesday, while Darius Miller will start at small forward, leaving Austin Rivers coming off the bench.

    Advice: Miller will start at small forward and Tyreke Evans will slide over to SG. Evans has been great at small forward, so owners have to hope the move doesn't mess up his mojo. Rivers was looking like a nice plug-and-play option, but loses some luster off the bench. Miller is now a deep sleeper for success in the absence of Eric Gordon, who is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:31 am
  • Kris Humphries is likely to start on Tuesday
    Kris Humphries may start against the Hawks on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's going to be him or Drew Gooden in place of Nene (foot) tonight. Humphries has played well in his brief time on the court with averages of 6.8 points, 4.7 boards and 0.5 blocks in 15.6 minutes. He should get minutes in the 20s tonight, which makes him a low-end stream play or an option in daily fantasy leagues. Check back later tonight for the starting lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:09 am
  • Pelicans likely to start Darius Miller
    The Pelicans are expected to start Darius Miller in place of Eric Gordon (shoulder) on Tuesday against the Kings.

    Advice: Tyreke Evans will move over to shooting guard, which is a position he thrived in last season. Obviously, Miller is not going to be the main answer here with several DNP-CDsm only 7.3 minutes per game and shooting just 25.0 percent this season. In fact, his big outlier was a 17-minute outing during the Pelicans beatdown of the Wolves 139-91 back on Nov. 14. He's only worth a look in an extremely deep league. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:43 am
  • Otto Porter goes through shootaround
    Otto Porter (hamstring) went through shootaround on Tuesday and is a game-time decision to face the Hawks.

    Advice: Going through shootaround usually means a player will go and he said he can "definitely" go, but Porter is a little different considering how he's aggravated his hamstrings before. Fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting much from him anyway now that Bradley Beal is back. Plus, Martell Webster (back) is getting closer, too. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:41 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Atl
  • Norris Cole (finger) likely to play on Tuesday
    Norris Cole (finger) went through shootaround and is expected to play on Tuesday night.

    Advice: The writing was kind of on the wall when the Heat released Shannon Brown yesterday. Cole should be able to play his normal allotment of minutes, which means Shabazz Napier could lose some playing time. On the other hand, Mario Chalmers has played superb ball and will likely have a similar role even with Cole back. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:19 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs GS
  • Brooks scores 10 points in 23 minutes
    Aaron Brooks scored 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: With the Bulls' point guard position in constant flux, there's not a lot to hang onto here for owners. If you want to move on, it makes sense, but if you want to see if he's the last point guard standing you better know it's a risky stash. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Wright has another perfect game on Monday
    Brandan Wright had another perfect game from the field on Monday, hitting all six of his shots for 13 points, four rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Wright is a machine and the only thing that can stop him is his own health, but for now he seems fairly durable and playing behind an older set of big men he has a lot of upside (especially in the case of Tyson Chandler). He's returning top 40-70 value (9/8 cat) and congratulations are in order if you drafted him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • Hill scores 12 points with six boards
    Solomon Hill scored 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting (no threes) with six rebounds, three assists and one steal in Monday's win over the Mavs.

    Advice: Hill has top-120 value in 8-cat leagues with a full slate of minutes (34.0 mpg) on the year and in 9-cat leagues he's a borderline play for 12-team formats. With players returning, albeit in extremely unstable fashion, owners shouldn't be attached to parting with the relatively low upside player. The only way he jumps up a level is if he has an outrageous in-season improvement. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Stuckey (wrist) productive in busy 32 minutes
    Rodney Stuckey (wrist) logged 32 minutes on Monday against the Mavs, scoring 12 points on 2-of-9 shooting (2-of-3 from deep, 6-of-6 from the line) with three rebounds, five assists and one steal.

    Advice: Given his inability to stay healthy the heavy workloads recently are an uncomfortable bonus, so give him a look in deeper formats but don't drop anybody of real value just yet. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Motiejunas nears solid double-double vs. NY
    Donatas Motiejunas scored 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting with eight rebounds, one steal, one block and one three in 32 minutes against the Knicks.

    Advice: Motie beating up on the Knicks and getting his usually non-existent peripheral stats isn't swinging the pendulum here, but he has been much more productive than he usually is lately. With Terrence Jones (leg) out long-term and Dwight Howard (knee) a question mark at this moment, we're all on the hunt for the beneficiary and right now Kostas Papanikolaou has a much better stat-set to get the job done with. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Canaan quiet in start for Beverley
    Isaiah Canaan was quiet in another start for Patrick Beverley (hamstring) on Monday, scoring seven points with three assists and a steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Canaan hit 2-of-8 shots with a three and on the whole he doesn't have any real fantasy value. If you want to give him a desperation look or use him in DFS games, he's probably a coin flip to pay off at best. Beverley has about a week on his initial timetable. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 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
    Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Isaiah Canaan will start on Monday night
    Isaiah Canaan will start on Monday night against the Knicks.

    Advice: It will be his seventh start of the season, but he hasn't done much in his previous starts with averages of 11.5 points, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.3 triples. The triples make him someone worth owning in deeper leagues right now, especially with Pat Beverley (hamstring) possible out for a while. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:24 pm
  • Xavier Henry suffers torn left Achilles
    Xavier Henry has suffered a torn left Achilles and will miss the rest of the season.

    Advice: He just can't catch a break and it's become really easy to root for him. Henry had a knee injury keep him out for much of last season and also tore ligaments in his wrist at the end of the season. His days with the Lakers are likely over and he may have a tough time catching on with any NBA team next season. Hopefully, he proves everyone wrong. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:08 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
    Yesterday, 2:49 pm
  • Xavier Henry may have ruptured left Achilles
    Xavier Henry may have suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and is getting an MRI.

    Advice: This is just not right for Henry. He's had multiple severe knee injuries and just can't stay on the court. Hopefully the MRI comes back negative, but the Lakers haven't had the best luck with MRIs in the past two seasons. Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson may get more run without Henry, but neither are fantasy options. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:11 pm
     
    Injured
  • Otto Porter is a game-time call on Monday
    Otto Porter (hamstring) is a game-time decision for Tuesday against the Hawks.

    Advice: He was able to go through practice today and he's likely a little closer to probable. Porter had some major issues with is hamstrings in his first offseason in 2013, so the Wizards will likely be careful. Paul Pierce may get a few more minutes coming off a tremendous game on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:24 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Atl
  • Otto Porter (hamstring) practices on Monday
    Otto Porter (hamstring) was able to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Porter was able to practice in full, so we expect him to be fully ready for the Wizards' next game on Tuesday. It's been an inconsistent season for Porter who has failed to live up to some of the preseason hype. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:58 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Atl
  • Rodney Stuckey upgraded to probable Monday
    Rodney Stuckey (left wrist) has been upgraded to probable on Monday after going through shootaround on Monday.

    Advice: Previously listed as questionable, Stuckey's probable designation is a good indication that he'll give it a go. Now that he's healthy enough to play, he'll look to build on the meager production he's amassed so far this season. We'd like to see him stay healthy and be a lot more efficient before recommending him as a fantasy play, but that may be asking too much. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 am
  • Austin Rivers looks like Pelicans starting SG
    Austin Rivers looks like the Pelicans starting shooting guard with Eric Gordon (shoulder) out indefinitely.

    Advice: Rivers had eight points (two triples), three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 33 minutes against the Jazz after Gordon was hurt on Saturday, and the most important takeaway was the fact that Rivers received the lion's share of minutes at shooting guard. Even as a speculative add, Rivers should be owned in all leagues with 12-plus teams. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:13 am
  • Norris Cole (finger) out Sunday vs. Charlotte
    Norris Cole (finger) will not play Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Chalmers will draw the start at point guard tonight with Cole sidelined, and he has a favorable matchup vs. the Hornets. Shannon Brown will likely draw another start at shooting guard, and Shabazz Napier will also get some additional run off the bench. Chalmers is looking like a must-start guy for Sunday, and Napier is coming off two solid games making him an attractive plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Brown logged 36 minutes in his last outing, but was only able to turn in seven points and two assists, making him a risky daily league option. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:28 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs GS
  • Rodney Stuckey (wrist) questionable for Mon.
    Rodney Stuckey (sprained left wrist) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Dallas.

    Advice: The injury is to his non-shooting hand, so there's the positive in this situation. Stuckey just hasn't been able to stay healthy this season, and is currently averaging just 10.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game on 38.2 percent shooting from the field. Stuckey will have plenty of opportunity when he's finally able to play, but right now, he doesn't look to be worth owning in standard leagues. If he's unable to go, Donald Sloan will continue to get all the minutes he can handle. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:47 pm
  • Xavier Henry struggles to regain explosion
    Lakers coach Byron Scott isn't sure that Xavier Henry will regain his former explosive athleticism following right knee surgery.

    Advice: "I loved his athleticism and the fact that he could attack the basket," Scott said. "His relentlessness to attack the basket contributed to the injuries as well." Henry said that he can already move "better and quicker" at this stage in his recovery, and he doesn't plan to change his game, but fantasy owners can watch his development from afar -- he's averaging under 10 minutes per game and recently had a stint in the D-League. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:45 am
     
    Injured
  • Otto Porter downplays hamstring injury
    Otto Porter said that his hamstring injury is minor and may be the result of dehydration and fatigue, but he remains questionable to practice on Monday.

    Advice: "Just a lot of soreness [on Saturday]," said Porter. "I didn’t want to make it into a big injury ... I’ve been through injuries before so I knew from the start it wasn’t nothing serious." Paul Pierce and Rasual Butler both picked up more minutes in Porter's absence but it sounds like he may return to the lineup for Tuesday's home game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:11 am
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Atl
  • Austin Rivers scores eight points
    Austin Rivers played 33 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday with eight points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Eric Gordon went down and Rivers is going to get minutes. He's been one of the most inefficient players in the NBA lately, but the opportunity is there. Feel free to give him a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:04 pm
  • Kris Humphries goes for 12 and nine
    Kris Humphries scored 12 points against the Bucks during a 111-100 win on Saturday to go with nine rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Nene (foot) went down tonight and there is a very good chance he will miss time. Humphries has some upside to be a double-double guy with some defensive stats, so he's a speculative add in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:41 pm
  • Donatas Motiejunas racks up 14 & 12 in win
    Donatas Motiejunas played a whopping 38 minutes (season high) and hit 5-of-7 shots on his way to 14 points, 12 rebounds and a 3-pointer on Saturday.

    Advice: He also had five turnovers, but who cares? He's been getting some decent run with Dwight Howard out, but this was easily his best game of the season. He had played just 18 minutes in each of his last two games, but got big run tonight, and it paid off. He's still a shaky play in daily or standard leagues, but as long as Howard and Terrence Jones are out, he's at least worth a look from night to night. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:45 pm
  • Brandan Wright stays hot in loss to Rockets
    Brandan Wright hit 6-of-7 shots (as usual) and racked up 14 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in just 22 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: Wright is a beast right now and a very economical center in daily leagues. Despite coming off the bench and getting just 19.4 minutes per game, Wright has scored in double figures in seven straight games and came into this one averaging 12.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks over his last five. Those numbers are going up and he’s shooting it lights out this season, and hitting 31-of-39 shots over his last six games. If starter Tyson Chandler ever gets hurt, look out. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:31 pm
  • Solomon Hill gets big minutes again
    Solomon Hill played 35 minutes against the Suns on Saturday with 13 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: With Rodney Stuckey (wrist) going down yet again, the Pacers are going to need more minutes out of Hill. He was already worth owning in standard leagues for his across-the-board output after a horrible start, but now the injury to Stuckey might solidify his value a little more. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:52 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey exits w/ sprained left wrist
    Rodney Stuckey sprained his left wrist after tripping over a photographer on Saturday, and he will not return.

    Advice: Stuckey is already struggling with his conditioning after missing time due to a foot injury, and we can only hope that this injury doesn't cost him any more time. X-rays were negative and we're considering him questionable for Monday's road game in Dallas -- with C.J. Watson (foot) and George Hill (ankle) already ruled out, Donald Sloan may need to once again log 40+ minutes if Stuckey doesn't suit up. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:08 pm
  • Otto Porter will not play on Saturday night
    Otto Porter will not play on Saturday night due to a left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: He actually had some major hamstring issues in 2013 summer league, but that was to his right hamstring. Paul Pierce will play a little more while the Wizards could also use Bradley Beal at small forward off the bench as well. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:40 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Atl
  • 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
  • Norris Cole (finger) will not play vs. Magic
    Norris Cole (finger) will not play against the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: It's going to be Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier handling the minutes at point guard tonight. With Chalmers logging more minutes at point guard, Shannon Brown will also be getting more run. The Heat have no been playing James Ennis at shooting guard much, so he doesn't benefit much. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:42 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs GS
  • Mitch McGary (foot) practices lightly on Sat.
    Mitch McGary (foot) went through portions of OKC's practice on Saturday.

    Advice: It's still unclear when McGary might return from his left foot fracture. With Steven Adams starting and Kendrick Perkins playing well off the Thunder bench, there may not even be space in the rotation for McGary. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:37 am
     
    Injured
  • Norris Cole (finger) doubtful for Saturday
    Norris Cole (finger) is doubtful to play vs. the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: The original diagnosis of a dislocated finger hasn't been changed, but owners should prepare to be without him for at least one game. "He's still splinted," said Erik Spoelstra, "but it could turn into a playable splint." Shabazz Napier's playing time gets a big boost with this news, and he'll likely start alongside Mario Chalmers in the backcourt if Cole doesn't play. Napier is worth a look as a temporary option at PG. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:57 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs GS
  • Aaron Brooks stinks in 24 minutes
    Aaron Brooks played only 24 minutes against the Blazers during a 105-87 loss, scoring 12 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls did not have Kirk Hinrich (chest) or Derrick Rose (hamstring) tonight, but this game was a blowout. Brooks should get more run on Monday with Hinrich and Rose very questionable to play. His owners shouldn't panic, but he's obviously not a must-own player because he is more of a stop-gap fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:20 pm
  • Wright with yet another efficient line on Fri
    Brandan Wright hit all five of his field goal attempts in Friday's blowout win, finishing with 12 points, three boards and two steals in just 19 minutes.

    Advice: Wright is hitting an absurd 77.8 percent from the field while returning top 50-90 value (9/8 cat) in just 18.6 mpg. If you were an early adopter or drafted Wright go ahead and pat yourself on the back, and if your league is still sleeping it's time to wake up. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:07 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
  • Rodney Stuckey working on his conditioning
    Rodney Stuckey is working on getting his conditioning back after spending two weeks on the sidelines.

    Advice: "I only played 26 minutes, but it felt like I played 35," Stuckey said after Wednesday's win over the Hornets. "It’s all about getting my legs back underneath me and getting my wind back up. Here within the next week or so I should be back to normal." Stuckey is going to be eased back into the rotation, but with George Hill (knee) and C.J. Watson (foot) out he'll have plenty of opportunity. However, he really doesn't do much aside from score, so he's not necessarily a must-own guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:09 pm
  • Aaron Brooks scores 12 points in a loss
    Aaron Brooks played down the stretch against the Kings during a 103-88 loss on Thursday, scoring 12 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Kirk Hinrich (chest) suffered an injury tonight and the extent is not yet known. If Hinrich is out, Brooks would pick up all the minutes he can handle. Considering it's just a chest injury, fantasy owners shouldn't be too aggressive on adding Brooks. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:30 pm
  • Norris Cole plays better on Saturday
    Norris Cole did not return from his dislocated left middle finger against the Clippers on Thursday, finishing with no points and one assist in 10 minutes.

    Advice: Cole was on the bench after a trip to the locker room, but it seemed clear the team didn't want to put him back out there. The team has yet to share any X-ray results and he might have an MRI coming on Friday. Shabazz Napier would be a deep-league speculative add for now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:41 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs GS
  • Norris Cole goes to the locker room
    Norris Cole suffered a dislocated left middle finger and is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: He is back on the bench and chances are X-rays were negative. If Cole does miss time, rookie Shabazz Napier could be looking at a major bump in minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:04 pm
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs GS
  • 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
  • Maturing Solomon Hill helping the Pacers
    Pacers head coach pointed to Solomon Hll's growing maturity as a source of strength for the Pacers.

    Advice: Hill had a game-winning putback for the Pacers on Wednesday, but it's his maturity and leadership that is impressing his coach. "From the time we interviewed him before the draft, it was glaring that he was a very mature guy," Vogel said. "The way he carried himself was as impressive to us as anything he did on the basketball court, so to see him show a leadership role this early is not surprising to me." While Hill's fantasy value will take a hit when David West (ankle) returns, his recent play makes him worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:52 am
  • Is Norris Cole on the Heat's trade block?
    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel thinks there is a chance that the Heat trade Norris Cole this season.

    Advice: Coupled with Mario Chalmers' recent strong play, Winderman cites the fact the Heat declined to extend Cole before the October 31 deadline as a reason that Miami might explore a trade. Cole is stuck in a backcourt logjam with Chalmers and rookie Shabazz Napier, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues unless he can separate himself from the pack. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:23 am
     
    Injured
    4:30 pm vs GS
  • Donatas Motiejunas loses playing time
    Donatas Motiejunas played 18 minutes against the Lakers on Wednesday with seven points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one 3-pointer and four fouls.

    Advice: He may have squandered his last real chance here. Motiejunas had his best opportunity of the season with Dwight Howard (knee) and Terrence Jones (leg) out, but his fouls and turnovers were the headline for him tonight. Fantasy owners just can't trust him right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:29 pm
  • Brandan Wright scores 14 off Mavs bench
    Brandan Wright hit 6-of-7 shots off the bench for 14 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's win.

    Advice: Wright has somehow scored in double figures in five straight games and is averaging 12.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over that stretch, despite playing just 19 minutes a game. He's also hit 24-of-31 shots during that run, and is worth owning in most leagues, despite coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:32 pm
  • Solomon Hill still gets his run, wins game
    Solomon Hill hit a game-winning putback against the Hornets on Wednesday during a 88-86 win, finishing with six points, five rebounds and three turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: His minutes held tonight while Chris Copeland's dropped, so that means he's viewed as the team's leading small forward right now. Hill has come a long way from his awful preseason and he should have value at least until David West (ankle) gets back, which will hurt Hill's shot total. He's worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:12 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey take a lot of shots in return
    Rodney Stuckey returned to the lineup on Wednesday against the Hornets, making 5-of-13 from the field for 11 points with two rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He played mostly shooting guard and continues to turn in a high usage rate. Stuckey logged only 13.3 minutes per game, but now he's likely going to stay in the mid-20 range. Considering he doesn't usually shoot the ball well and doesn't do much outside of scoring, he's not a great player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:46 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
  • 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
  • Rodney Stuckey (foot) will play Wednesday
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) will play in Wednesday's game against Charlotte.

    Advice: This is excellent news for the Pacers as they have been ravaged by injuries all season long. It is unclear how many minutes Stuckey will see Wednesday, but he likely be eased into action. He will be worth a flier in deeper leagues while owners in standard leagues should keep a close eye on him. His return could spell trouble for the value of Donald Sloan and A.J. Price but that remains to be seen. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:16 am
  • Rodney Stuckey (foot) is probable Wednesday
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) is probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Owners in deep leagues should definitely consider taking a flier on him due to the lack of depth the Pacers have right now with George Hill(knee) and C.J. Watson (ankle) still recovering from injury. Stuckey can put up points in a hurry and though his minutes might be limited at first, he could play a huge role for the Pacers this season. If he does suit up, he will eat into the minutes of Donald Sloan while shattering the value of A.J. Price. Check back before tip-off for the latest updates. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:13 am
  • Rodney Stuckey probable vs Hornets on Weds
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Stuckey has practiced for the last two days, so it's looking more and more likely that he'll suit up against the Hornets. The Pacers will likely keep his minutes in check on Wednesday, but his return to the lineup will cut into Donald Sloan and A.J. Price's fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:26 am
  • Brooks quiet in another missed opportunity
    Aaron Brooks scored just seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with one assist in 20 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: Brooks is going to be measured by how he performs on the nights when Derrick Rose is invariably out, and by this measurement he'll be harder to trust next time out. Rose is day-to-day with his current hamstring injury. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:54 pm
  • Motiejnuas can't take advantage of chance
    Donatas Motiejunas logged just 18 minutes in Monday's blowout loss, scoring six points on 3-of-8 shooting with two rebounds and one block.

    Advice: It's starting to feel like Terrence Jones (leg) will miss another month, and we've included the link to one of many scattered reports that had Rockets play-by-play man Bill Worrell saying that "may" be the case. But Motiejunas has been terrible in most formats this year, and it's more likely that there is no real beneficiary due to Jones' time off. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:18 pm
  • James Johnson has a severe ankle sprain
    James Johnson (ankle) has a severe ankle sprain and has no timetable to return.

    Advice: He's played through a lot of injuries in his career, but it sounds like he's going to miss more time here. Terrence Ross should get more run at small forward while Patrick Patterson could also get a little more run. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:00 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey has a chance to play Wed.
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) has a chance to play on Wednesday against the Hornets.

    Advice: His minutes were held in check before suffering the injury earlier this month. Stuckey was very active while he was on the court, but it's still a little tough to get too excited about him as a fantasy asset. Most owners can take a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 11:14 am
  • James Johnson 'tender,' skips practice Monday
    James Johnson (ankle) is "tender" and did not participate in Monday's practice.

    Advice: Johnson is holding out hope he can prepare in time for the game on Wednesday, but it's unlikely the Raptors will put him out there at less than full strength. The good news is Johnson's ankle injury doesn't appear to be a major concern, but Dwane Casey admitted he has no idea how long the enigmatic forward will be out. If Johnson can't go, Terrence Ross and Amir Johnson could each see a few extra minutes with Landry Fields also picking up some scraps. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 9:40 am
  • Kris Humphries coming on after hand injury
    Kris Humphries is emerging as part of the Wizards' rotation after being initially slowed by his hand injury.

    Advice: Humphries was dealing with nerve damage in his right hand that required surgery, and now he's really starting to play the role Washington envisioned upon acquiring him in a sign-and-trade during the offseason. "He goes in there and just bangs," Randy Wittman said. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 9:30 am
  • Isaiah Canaan picks up DNP-CD vs. Thunder
    Isaiah Canaan vanished from the Rockets' rotation with Patrick Beverley (hamstring) healthy on Sunday.

    Advice: Canaan was a tolerable fill-in fantasy option during Beverley's absence, but owners can obviously cut him in standard formats. He is apparently buried in the backcourt depth chart behind both Jason Terry (scoreless in 19 minutes) and Troy Daniels (scoreless in four minutes). Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 7:05 pm
  • Isaiah Canaan likely to return to bench role
    Isaiah Canaan likely will return to the bench on Sunday as Patrick Beverley (hamstring) is listed as active.

    Advice: Canaan did a decent job running the point for Houston, but owners in deep leagues should probably move on with this news. Canaan would need another injury to Beverley before he can be considered in most leagues again. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 10:20 am
  • Brandan Wright makes all six from field
    Brandan Wright made all six from the field for 13 points against the Wolves in an easy 131-117 win on Saturday with five rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He's on a mission to lead the NBA in field goal percentage and he might be the favorite as long as he qualifies. Wright isn't going to be the best player on your fantasy team, but he's a solid contributor. He's worth owning in competitive standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 10:48 pm
  • Aaron Brooks has a colossal letdown
    Aaron Brooks played just 18 minutes off the bench against the Pacers on Saturday with six points, two rebounds, one assist and three turnovers.

    Advice: Ouch. All signs indicated Brooks was set for a big game tonight because he scored 26 points in the last game without Derrick Rose (hamstring). Rose isn't expected to be out for too long, so there's very little reason to be too attached to Brooks right now. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 8:58 pm
  • Solomon Hill has first double-double vs. CHI
    Solomon Hill had the first double-double of his career on Saturday during a 99-90 win over the Bulls, scoring 21 points with 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: After a horrific start in the preseason and in the first four games of the year, Hill has really turned it on. He's getting to the line more and has seen his usage rate jump to 22.8 over his last five outings, averaging 16.6 points, 7.2 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.8 triples. The Arizona Wildcat has done enough recently to pick him up in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 8:47 pm
  • Kris Humphries plays 26 minutes
    Kris Humphries played 26 minutes off the bench against the Magic on Saturday with 16 points, six rebounds and one block.

    Advice: It's his second game in a row with at least 25 minutes and he's created a nice little role for himself. Humphries has been the primary bench big man and is an option in deep leagues. He could also be a solid pickup if/when Nene goes down. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 7:01 pm
  • Motiejunas blocks two and steals two
    Donatas Motiejunas blocked two shots and stole the ball twice to go with three points and seven boards over 31 minutes on Friday against the Sixers.

    Advice: The opponent should be noted for their garbage brand of basketball and it should also be noted that Terrence Jones' leg injury isn't yet in the day-to-day realm. Motie's fantasy game is deficient in many areas and he's a desperation add while Jones is out, at best. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 10:18 pm
  • Canaan hits three treys in fill-in duty
    Isaiah Canaan scored nine points and hit three treys with two rebounds and three assists in fill-in duty for Patrick Beverley (hamstring) on Friday.

    Advice: If you used Canaan as a spot-starter you're bailed out by the threes and hoping you can get lucky the next time out. Beverley could be back this weekend and owners should certainly be ready to move on for any decent free agent. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 10:16 pm
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