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    • Andrea Bargnani scores 19 points vs. Raptors
      Andrea Bargnani scored 19 points in a big win over the Raptors on Saturday with three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Take that, Masai Ujiri! Kidding aside, Bargnani seems to have his role as the primary scorer in the first unit. Although, there really isn't going to be much besides the scoring. He's worth a look in points leagues, but owners in standard leagues can probably shoot for a higher upside. Il Mago also disappears a lot because of injuries. Rotoworld.com
      45 minutes ago
    • Kevin Garnett ejected from Saturday's game
      Kevin Garnett was ejected from Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies after picking up his second technical foul, finishing with six points, three boards, two assists and three steals in 15 minutes.

      Advice: He drew a second technical for slamming the ball down hard, but the Minnesota crowd loved his intensity. Garnett isn't going to have a big role in Minnesota at this point in his career, and with the constant risk of him picking up precautionary DNPs, he isn't worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:31 pm
    • Amare Stoudemire good to go for Saturday
      Amare Stoudemire will play against the Nets on Saturday.

      Advice: He was rested against the Hawks on Wednesday, but he was able to make it through a full practice on Friday. However, Stoudemire is still only expected to play limited minutes off the bench, so his value is limited to deeper leagues until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:01 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 104-94 vs Bkn
    • Patrick Patterson moves back to bench Sat.
      Patrick Patterson will move back to the bench for Saturday's game vs. the Knicks, allowing Amir Johnson to reclaim his spot in the starting lineup.

      Advice: Patterson scored just four points in a start against the Warriors on Friday, but head coach Dwane Casey probably needs his scoring punch off the bench. It's safe to leave Patterson on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:35 pm
    • Kevin Garnett starting against the Grizzlies
      Kevin Garnett will move back into the starting lineup for Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies, sending Adreian Payne back to the bench.

      Advice: Garnett is going to constantly be at risk of picking up DNPs this this season, especially in away games, making him tough to own outside of the deepest of leagues. It's safe to leave Garnett on the wire, but it certainly is great to see back in Minnesota. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:25 pm
    • Chris Andersen (illness) out for Saturday
      Chris Andersen (illness) will not play against the Hawks on Saturday.

      Advice: The Heat are really going to have to get creative here with their minutes at the four and five. Expect to see a number of small-ball lineups next to Hassan Whiteside. Besides Whiteside, we might see more from Henry Walker and Michael Beasley. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:40 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 93-91 vs Atl
    • Antic not going to play on Saturday
      Pero Antic will not play against the Heat on Saturday.

      Advice: It's a little surprising to see the Hawks rest a guy who is only playing 16.3 minutes per game, but Antic is 32. He can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:16 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 93-91 @ Mia
    • Chris Andersen is a game-time call for Sat
      Chris Andersen (illness) is a game-time decision to face the Hawks on Saturday.

      Advice: The game tips at 7:30 EST, but the Heat are usually pretty good about providing an update. If he's out, there might be more of Udonis Haslem at the five. Obviously Hassan Whiteside is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:55 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 93-91 vs Atl
    • Kris Humphries will miss Saturday's game
      Kris Humphries (groin) will miss Saturday's game against the Pistons.

      Advice: This will be his second consecutive game out of the lineup. With Humphries out, the Wizards will look to Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin to step up behind Nene and Marcin Gortat. Most owners in fantasy leagues can monitor this situation from the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:22 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 99-95 vs Det
    • Darrell Arthur (calf) questionable for Sunday
      Darrell Arthur (calf) is questionable to play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

      Advice: He is dealing with an upper muscle strain which seems like it's just behind the knee. Arthur tends to miss a lot of games due to injury, so he could miss more time. If he's out, the Nuggets will run a lot more small-ball lineups. However, nobody will consistently benefit with how coach Brian Shaw is running his rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:01 pm
       
      Injured
    • Joel Embiid is unlikely to play this season
      Head coach Brett Brown said it would be misleading to say anything promising about Embiid playing this season.

      Advice: This all but assures what we already knew, and the 76ers have no reason to risk his health as they continue to rebuild towards the future. Embiid is loaded with potential, but there is no question that he carries a lot of injury risk. Outside of keeper leagues, Embiid can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:07 am
       
      Injured
    • Thompson double-doubles in loss to SA
      Jason Thompson scored 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting with 11 rebounds and one block in the Kings' 107-96 home loss to the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: Thompson has been pretty good so far under George Karl but he got his numbers with DeMarcus Cousins out and he should be back anytime now. If he can keep it up when Cousins returns, we'll let you know. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:26 am
    • Joffrey goes for nine and six with a block
      Joffrey Lauvergne started alongside J.J. Hickson in the Nuggets' 104-82 loss to the Jazz on Friday, scoring nine points on 3-of-8 shooting (1-of-3 from deep, 2-of-6 from the line) with six rebounds and one block in 26 minutes.

      Advice: Lauvergne has an interesting versatility for fantasy leagues but he might be a bit green for 12-14 team standard leagues, even as a flier pick. If the Nuggets commit to playing him and he can hit his free throws there could be some unique upside. J.J. Hickson added three points and five boards and why he's on the floor at all is anybody's guess. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:14 am
    • Ajinca goes for 24 and eight in win over Heat
      Alexis Ajinca scored a career-high 24 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 9-of-10 shots with eight rebounds and three blocks in just 22 minutes.

      Advice: Ajinca also hit the game's final, deciding shot and he's looking pretty automatic whenever 20-30 mpg clears up. Anthony Davis could be back in the next week or so and Ryan Anderson is about two weeks behind Davis on a timetable. In the meantime, Ajinca should be owned by somebody in your league. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:38 am
    • McGary McGoes off, scores 20 points
      Mitch McGary scored a career-high 20 points against the Blazers on Friday with nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers on 10-of-13 from the field.

      Advice: Nine of his 10 makes were in the paint and he had 11 of his 13 shots come from within nine feet or less. McGary made the most of Enes Kanter (leg) missing tonight, but he's Kanter might not need to miss more time. He's more of a speculative add in deeper leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:31 pm
    • Bass plays just 20 minutes on Friday
      Brandon Bass played just 20 minutes in Friday's win over the Hornets, scoring eight points on 3-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds and one block.

      Advice: Bass saw his minutes clipped with Jonas Jerebko (16 points, 10 boards) playing so well tonight and that's with no Kelly Olynyk (ankle) around, too. The emergence of Jerebko is a real concern but owners might want to wait a game or two before weighing in on a drop considering Bass has been fairly productive lately. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:45 pm
    • Patrick Patterson stinks in a start
      Patrick Patterson started against the Warriors on Friday with four points, two rebounds and one turnover in 22 minutes.

      Advice: This starting lineup usually crushes when it's on the court, but that wasn't the case tonight. Patterson's numbers probably won't change with the starters, but he'll obviously be better than this. He's more of a 14- and 16-team guy right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:16 pm
    • Reappearing Act: Andrea Bargnani scores 25
      Andrea Bargnani turned back the clock against the Pistons on Friday with 25 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

      Advice: He is clearly the first option for the Knicks on offense right now. Bargnani had a 26.9 usage rate tonight, which is a shade above his season 25.3 usage rate. Il Mago started tonight and is almost certainly going to stick. He is a tremendous injury risk and this big line tonight is unlikely to happen again, but he's worth a look in standard leagues. It's hard to believe for a guy who was possibly going to be cut. Take that, Masai Ujiri. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:36 pm
    • Frye hits three treys for 10 points in loss
      Channing Frye hit 3-of-10 shots (3-of-8 from deep) for 10 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks over 24 minutes in Friday's loss to the Hawks.

      Advice: Frye has provided some late-round value over the last week but as you expand the sample he has been a mess for fantasy owners. Feel free to give him a look but he comes with no guarantees at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:11 pm
    • Joffrey Lauvergne starting against the Jazz
      Joffrey Lauvergne will start against the Jazz on Friday night.

      Advice: He'll join Ty Lawson, Gary Harris, Danilo Gallinari and J.J. Hickson. Lauvergne logged some big minutes on Wednesday and the Nuggets look like they'll be giving him big run. He's not a tremendous player for fantasy because he doesn't block a ton of shots, but he's certainly worth a look for anyone needing a big man. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:26 pm
    • Patrick Patterson starting over Amir Johnson
      Patrick Patterson will start over Amir Johnson on Friday.

      Advice: It makes a lot of sense on offense to help space the floor for basically every other starter. Patterson's role shouldn't change too much and we're basically just going to see his minutes come next to different guys. Still, he has a nice upside and is worth a look in standard leagues in case he gets an extra 5-8 minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:12 pm
    • Kevin Garnett out, Adreian Payne will start
      Kevin Garnett will not play against the Bulls on Friday.

      Advice: KG is going to sit out of a lot of road games this season. With him out, Adreian Payne will make his second start and should see around 20-24 minutes. Garnett is not worth owning in most leagues and Payne is a risky plug-and-play guy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:57 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (knee) out on Friday night
      Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Friday.

      Advice: The Nuggets do get Kenneth Faried back, so they're not too thin at power forward. However, they're still very thin at center and will likely lean on Joffrey Lauvergne the most in their frontcourt. J.J. Hickson may also play more, but he has sort of fallen out of favor with his coach recently. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:45 pm
       
      Injured
    • Bargnani, Cleanthony Early starting on Friday
      Andrea Bargnani and Cleanthony Early will start on Friday night against the Pistons.

      Advice: Jason Smith will move that the bench. Bargnani had a 30.7 usage rate on Wednesday, so this isn't a big surprise. He has been the main weapon in the offense when he's on the floor, but he's still injured a lot and is not shooting the ball well this season. Since his return, Bargnani averaged 10.8 points, 4.8 boards and 1.0 blocks on 39.5 percent from the field. Add him at your own risk, but letting him be someone else's problem isn't a bad idea. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:14 pm
    • Kris Humphries (groin) out Friday vs. 76ers
      Kris Humphries (groin) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: With Humphries unavailable there will be more minutes for Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden, although that doesn't mean much in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:38 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 99-95 vs Det
    • Amare Stoudemire (rest) practices on Friday
      Amare Stoudemire (rest) was a full participant during Friday's practice.

      Advice: Stoudemire will likely be able to give it a go for Saturday's game vs. the Nets, but his minutes will be limited, making him a risky option in most leagues. Through two games with the Mavs this season, STAT has compiled averages of 10.0 points and 3.0 rebounds, and as a bench player for the Mavs he won't be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:52 am
       
      Injured
      L, 104-94 vs Bkn
    • Kevin Garnett (rest) questionable for Friday
      Kevin Garnett is uncertain whether he will be able to give it a go for Friday's matchup with the Bulls.

      Advice: The Timberwolves play at Chicago on Friday, and then return to Minnesota for a home game vs. Memphis on Saturday. When Garnett was asked directly about his status for tonight's game he responded: "We'll see, we'll see. If not tonight, definitely tomorrow." We'll consider him on the doubtful side of questionable for tonight's game. If he does sit, Gorgui Dieng will have an opportunity to start. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:09 am
    • Kris Humphries (groin) misses shootaround
      Kris Humphries (left groin) did not participate during Friday morning's shootaround.

      Advice: It's looking doubtful that Humphries will be able to suit up for Friday's matchup with the 76ers, so there will be more minutes to go around for guys like Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden. However, neither Seraphin nor Gooden can be considering a viable option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:16 am
       
      Injured
      W, 99-95 vs Det
    • Darrell Arthur (calf) doubtful Friday vs. UTA
      Darrell Arthur (calf strain) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Arthur only lasted three minutes during his last outing, and with season averages of 7.3 points and 3.2 rebounds on 40.8 percent shooting from the field, it's safe to leave Arthur on the wire in most leagues. With both Arthur and Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) unavailable for Friday, J.J. Hickson and Kenneth Faried are going to see heavy minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:23 pm
       
      Injured
    • Jason Thompson double-doubles for Karl
      Jason Thompson had 10 points, 11 rebounds, a steal and four blocks on 3-of-9 shooting in Wednesday's win over Memphis for new coach George Karl.

      Advice: He had zero points and four boards in his last game, but may have caught Karl's attention tonight. Just put him on your radar, as he hasn't done much from night to night this season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:24 pm
    • Alexis Ajinca plays just 18 minutes in win
      Alexis Ajinca came off the bench and played just 18 minutes on Wednesday, but still had 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks on 4-of-6 shooting.

      Advice: The minutes don't make a lot of sense, but guys like Quincy Pondexter and Dante Cunningham played well in this one. Any time Anthony Davis is out, Ajinca still qualifies as an interesting sleeper pick. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:12 pm
    • Joffrey Lauvergne scores 11 with nine boards
      Joffery Lauvergne stepped up against the Suns on Wednesday with 11 points, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.

      Advice: If you haven't heard of Lauvergne before tonight, you're not alone. He wasn't even in the league in the first half of the year and the Nuggets signed him on Feb. 19. However, there is a legit chance he logs close to 30 minutes with the Nuggets running out of frontcourt players. In the Eurocup this season, Lauvergne averaged 7.8 points, 4.5 boards and 0.6 blocks in 18.1 minutes. Believe it or not, he's worth a look if you need a big man in deeper leagues with Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) expected to miss multiple games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:53 pm
    • Throwback: KG quiet in start for Wolves
      Just like the old days, Kevin Garnett started at power forward for Minnesota on Wednesday, but had just five points and eight rebounds in 19 minutes.

      Advice: He did add two assists, a steal and two blocks on 2-of-7 shooting, but the only thing the likes of KG, Adreian Payne and Nikola Pekovic seem to be doing is ruining the fantasy value of Gorgui Dieng. Then again, the Wolves blew out the Wizards, so maybe Flip Saunders knows something we don't. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:13 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani making some knoise in NY
      Andrea Bargnani played 25 minutes and hit 5-of-13 shots for 17 points, six rebound and two blocks in another Knicks loss.

      Advice: That's four straight games in double figures for Bargs, who also has five blocks over his last five games. He's no longer a threat from downtown, and is likely to get hurt any day now, but if you need a big man and want to take a flier on him, he might be able to stay relevant for a couple more weeks or so. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:14 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (knee) out for game
      Darrell Arthur (right knee) will not return on Wednesday night.

      Advice: The team is calling it a strain, which usually suggests it's a muscle issue. If Arthur is out, the Nuggets will be very shorthanded. Joffrey Lauvergne and J.J. Hickson may have to play more. He finished with one point and no other stats in three minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:27 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kris Humphries out with strained hammy
      Wizards forward Kris Humphries left Wednesday's game with a strained left hamstring and won't return.

      Advice: He'll be day-to-day, at best, and this could open up some opportunities for Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:22 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 99-95 vs Det
    • Amare Stoudemire (rest) out on Wednesday
      Amare Stoudemire (rest) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Mavs won't have two of their past-their-prime veterans tonight. With Amare out, there should be more minutes for Al-Farouq Aminu to play next to Dirk Nowitzki. Charlie Villanueva will also likely get more run. Stoudemire is not worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:42 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 104-94 vs Bkn
    • Brandon Bass open to returning to Celtics
      Brandon Bass is set to become a free agent in the summer, but said that he is open to returning to the Celtics next season.

      Advice: "If I’m wanted back then yeah, I would want to be back for sure," said Bass. "It’s been a blessing for me to be here four years, to finish out my contract here. I’m excited about that. Hopefully everything will continue to go in a positive direction." Bass has been pressed into a much larger role since Jared Sullinger went down with a season-ending stress fracture in his foot, and while his value will take a hit when Kelly Olynyk (ankle) eventually returns, Bass will probably be worth owning in most leagues for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:24 am
    • Amare Stoudemire plays 17 minutes vs. Raptors
      Amare Stoudemire logged 17 minutes in his second game with the Mavs, finishing a win vs. the Raptors with six points, three rebounds and one steal off the bench.

      Advice: Dallas may rest Amare during back-to-backs as a precaution, and his lack of an official minute-limit doesn't mean much while Tyson Chandler and Dirk Nowitzki are both healthy. He's a perpetual injury risk and isn't worth gambling on outside of the deepest formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:48 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 104-94 vs Bkn
    • Patrick Patterson (knee) has 12 pts in return
      Patrick Patterson returned from a sore left knee to finish Tuesday's road loss in Dallas with 12 points, two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, one assist and one block.

      Advice: He shot 5-of-11 from the field in 28 minutes of action and the knee injury doesn't seem likely to limit him going forward. Pat-Pat's steady contributions in 3-pointers (1.5), rebounds (5.3), steals (1.5) and blocks (0.7) have been enough for mid-round value over the past few months, especially since he shoots well from both the field and the FT line. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:42 pm
    • Patrick Patterson (knee) will play on Tuesday
      Patrick Patterson (left knee sprain) will play on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks.

      Advice: Patterson wasn't able to play on Monday against the Pelicans, but the fact that he is returning after just a one-game absence suggests that his injury is likely minor. With season averages of just 8.5 points, 5.5 boards and 1.4 3-pointers in 26.5 minutes per game, his value is limited to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:16 pm
    • Kevin Garnett will start Wednesday vs. WAS
      Kevin Garnett will replace Adreian Payne in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: Garnett isn't really capable of playing much more than 20 minutes a game, and with season averages of 6.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues despite the starter tag. He's going to cut into the minutes of Payne and Gorgui Dieng, but Dieng should be able to sustain his value regardless of how he enters the game. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:40 pm
    • Bass taking advantage of new opportunity
      Brandon Bass scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with six rebounds, three assists and two steals in Monday's win over the Suns.

      Advice: Bass is probably going to be a bit more inconsistent when Kelly Olynyk eventually returns, but he'll probably be worth owning for the rest of the year. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:46 pm
    • Ajinca scores 16 points with nine rebounds
      Alexis Ajinca scored 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Raptors.

      Advice: Ajinca has done surprisingly well when pressed into action for Anthony Davis or Ryan Anderson this season. And with the way those two guys are holding up these days, it's possible this current window of productivity gets extended throughout the year -- particularly if and when the Pelicans fall out of the playoff chase. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:12 pm
    • Darrell Arthur scores 10 in start
      Darrell Arthur scored 10 points in a start at power forward on Monday with seven rebounds on 5-of-15 from the field.

      Advice: He played more than expected because Kenneth Faried (hand) missed some time tonight. Arthur does have a decent ceiling because he takes shots and is solid with defensive stats. In fact, he averaged 7.4 points, 3.0 boards 1.1 blocks and 1.0 steals in his previous seven games this month. He's only worth a look in 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:05 pm
       
      Injured
    • Darrell Arthur starts, Kenneth Faried benched
      Darrell Arthur will start at power forward with Kenneth Faried coming off the bench against the Nets.

      Advice: Wow. Faried has not been playing well, but this is a bold move for even Brian Shaw. Arthur probably won't play more than 24 minutes tonight even with Wilson Chandler out, so he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Plus, he tends to get hurt a lot. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:11 pm
       
      Injured
    • Patrick Patterson out with knee sprain
      Patrick Patterson (left knee sprain) will not play against the Pelicans on Monday.

      Advice: He played his normal 24 minutes on Saturday, but didn't quite look like himself. Patterson should be considered questionable for Tuesday against the Mavs. Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas should get more minutes with Tyler Hansbrough playing a bit more. James Johnson should also get run at the four. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:41 pm
    • Patrick Patterson (knee) questionable Monday
      Patrick Patterson (sprained knee) is questionable to play on Monday against the Pelicans.

      Advice: If Patterson is forced to sit out, it would mean more minutes for the Johnson Bros* in Amir and James. Please note that these guys are not actually brothers, and that is just a nickname. Tyler Hansbrough could also see a small boost in minutes if Patterson is sidelined, but he's not worth fantasy consideration. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:33 am
    • Brandon Bass shoots 7-of-11 in 40 minutes
      Brandon Bass pitched in 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting during Sunday's OT loss to the Lakers, playing 40 minutes in the absence of both Jared Sullinger (foot) and Kelly Olynyk (ankle).

      Advice: He added five rebounds, one assist and two blocks with only one turnover. Olynyk is day-to-day but Sullinger is done for the season with a metatarsal stress fracture, giving Bass a path to sustained low-end value. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect much more than points, rebounds and nice FG and FT percentages from Bass, but he's worth scooping off the waiver wire in leagues with 12 or more teams. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:49 pm
    • Amare Stoudemire scores 14 points in debut
      Amare Stoudemire scored 14 points with three boards in just 11 minutes in his debut with the Mavericks on Sunday.

      Advice: The minutes are the big story here, as it's clear that the Mavericks will likely do everything they can to keep Stoudemire fresh for the postseason. At this point in his career, Stoudemire belongs on the wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:20 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 104-94 vs Bkn
    • Joffrey Lauvergne impressive in Nuggets debut
      Nuggets rookie Joffrey Lauvergne made his NBA debut on Sunday, coming off the bench for eight points, three rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes, while making 3-of-6 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs.

      Advice: It was an impressive performance from Lauvergne, an intriguing prospect who could benefit from Brian Shaw's chaotic rotations and the likely emphasis on player development down the stretch. Deep-league owners should consider stashing Lauvergne, but everyone else can watch his progress from a safe distance. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:56 pm
    • Channing Frye scores 15 pts w/ three triples
      Channing Frye got hot vs. the Sixers on Sunday, hitting 6-of-10 shots with three 3-pointers to finish with 15 points, three boards and one block in just 21 minutes.

      Advice: Frye said he's still "getting used to this new offense" under interim coach James Borrego, who seems content starting Frye at PF ahead of Aaron Gordon (10 minutes), Kyle O'Quinn (DNP-CD) or Andrew Nicholson (four minutes). Frye's 3-point shooting gives him instant specialist appeal, and he contributes just enough in other categories to warrant attention in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:16 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani logs season-high 28 minutes
      Andrea Bargnani logged a season-high 28 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Cavs, putting up 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting with five rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover.

      Advice: Bargnani has missed his standard one-half of the regular season, so perhaps he can stay healthy for the Knicks' remaining 27 games. There's not a lot of upside here as he basically just scores inefficiently, but if you're in an extremely deep league and you're desperate for a center... well, we still wouldn't recommend adding him. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:40 pm
    • Kris Humphries scores 11 points in 18 minutes
      Kris Humphries led all Wizards' reserves with 11 points and seven boards in Sunday's road loss, making 5-of-6 shots with one assist and one steal in 18 minutes of action.

      Advice: Humphries is a nightly double-double threat but his low playing time and lack of defensive stats have kept him out of the conversation in standard leagues. Humphries' rebound rate of 18.1 percent easily leads the Wizards, and he's a big reason why Washington ranks fourth for rebound differential at +3.4 per game. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:37 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 99-95 vs Det
    • Amare Stoudemire will not have minutes limit
      Amare Stoudemire will not have a minutes restriction on Sunday against the Hornets.

      Advice: This still doesn't mean that Amare will play many minutes, as the Mavericks are going to want to keep him fresh for the postseason. Head coach Rick Carlisle said that Amare will play more minutes at center rather than power forward, but he also didn't rule out playing him alongside Tyson Chandler at times as well. Regardless, Amare is still only worth holding onto in deeper leagues until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:55 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 104-94 vs Bkn
    • Amare Stoudemire to make Dallas debut Sunday
      Amare Stoudemire will make his debut for the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday against the Hornets.

      Advice: He's going to serve as the primary backup to Dirk Nowitzki, and the Mavs will probably limit his minutes in an effort to keep him fresh for the postseason. Outside of deeper leagues, there's no reason to grab Stoudemire off the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:47 am
       
      Injured
      L, 104-94 vs Bkn
    • Jason Thompson doesn't score in start on Sat.
      Jason Thompson moved back into the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Clippers, but he failed to score in 21 minutes of action and grabbed just four rebounds with one block.

      Advice: Thompson has been pretty pathetic this season and it wouldn't be surprising to see him camping out on the bench again soon. With head coach George Karl's rotations still in flux, Thompson didn't do himself any favors tonight. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:03 pm
    • Alexis Ajinca doesn't play much
      Alexis Ajinca played only 11 minutes even with the injuries to the frontcourt on Saturday, scoring eight points with three rebounds.

      Advice: The Heat went small, so coach Monty Williams may have gone with smaller guys here. Ajinca's per-minute numbers are pretty good and he does have decent numbers in his two starts at power forward, averaging 11.0 points, 5.5 boards and 1.0 blocks. If you need a big man in a deeper league, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:43 pm
    • Mitch McGary goes off in 15 minutes
      Mitch McGary scored nine points with 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks against the Hornets.

      Advice: He picked up eight boards in his first few minutes tonight and coasted from there. McGary did all of this damage in just 15 minutes, but he will play even less because Kevin Durant will take away minutes from the power forwards. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:10 pm
    • Jason Thompson starting at PF
      Jason Thompson will start in place of Carl Landry on Saturday.

      Advice: Coach George Karl is trying to figure this thing out here. You can ignore this news unless you get a bonus for games started. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:09 pm
    • Bass double-doubles with 13 and 10
      Brandon Bass double-doubled with 13 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in Friday's loss to the Kings.

      Advice: The Kings weren't great tonight and Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is still out, but with Jared Sullinger (foot) out for a while there is some late-round upside here for Bass. Give him a look but don't expect a lot. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:12 am
    • Humphries (back) plays 18 minutes on Friday
      Kris Humphries (back) played 18 minutes on Friday, scoring seven points on 3-of-5 shooting with six rebounds and two assists.

      Advice: Humphries needs some help to maintain value in most standard leagues, and right now Nene (18 points, 25 minutes) is both upright and productive. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:23 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 99-95 vs Det
    • Andrea Bargnani scores 11 points
      Andrea Bargnani scored 11 points against the Heat on Friday with six rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes.

      Advice: Believe it or not, he hasn't been hurt for three games in a row. He is basically just putting up points on awful efficiency, so Il Mago doesn't really have any fantasy magic left. If you're in a 50-team league, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:37 pm
    • Patterson has nice peripherals on Friday
      Patrick Patterson scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 22 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Patterson isn't flashy but he's doing just fine in fantasy leagues this season, returning top 50-75 value overall (9/8 cat) despite playing just 26.5 mpg. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:58 pm
    • Frye plays 18 minutes with two points
      Channing Frye played 18 minutes in the Magic's 95-84 win over the Pelicans on Friday, finishing with just two points on 1-of-6 shooting, two rebounds and one steal.

      Advice: Frye's contract is going to look worse and worse as time goes on in Orlando, and one has to wonder why he's even playing these days. That said, if he can turn it around he doesn't need many minutes to be productive in fantasy leagues so be ready to move if that happens. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:41 pm
    • Ajinca back to irrelevant with Davis back
      Alexis Ajinca managed just two points on 1-of-3 shooting with one rebound, one assist and one block in 10 minutes on Friday.

      Advice: Ajinca is back to irrelevant with the Pelicans frontcourt healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:01 pm
    • Kris Humphries (lower back) will play Friday
      Kris Humphries (lower back) is a go for Friday's game against the Cavs.

      Advice: He'll be backing up Nene tonight, and as long as Washington's starting frontcourt of Nene and Marcin Gortat is intact, Humphries won't be worth using in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:36 pm
       
      Injured
      W, 99-95 vs Det
    • Kevin Garnett will not play Friday vs. PHO
      Kevin Garnett will be unavailable for Friday's game against the Suns, as expected.

      Advice: He is said to be targeting Wednesday against the Wizards, so it's safe to assume he'll be unavailable for Monday's game against the Rockets as well. He's not capable of playing much more than 20 minutes a game, and he should remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Gorgui Dieng and Nikola Pekovic will man the Timberwolves frontcourt, and it's unlikely Garnett will overtake either guy as a starter. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:18 am
    • Mitch McGary has another quiet game
      Mitch McGary had another awful game against the Mavericks on Thursday, making 2-of-5 from the field and missing both free throws for four points, three rebounds, one steal and two turnovers.

      Advice: He had no offensive rebounds in this game and only had a 6.7 offensive rebounding rate in his last game. It was obvious his 26.2 offensive rebounding rate in the first four games of his career was not sustainable and McGary might not even be part of the rotation with Enes Kanter around. Drop him basically everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:32 pm
    • Kevin Garnett expected to play on Wednesday
      Kevin Garnett is expected to play on Wednesday against the Wizards.

      Advice: That means he won't play Friday against the Suns and won't play in the Monday road game in Houston. Garnett won't be playing more than 20 minutes and will likely have not play in both sets of back-to-back sets on the season. Interestingly, he may sign an extension to play next season. For now, he can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:05 pm
    • Brandon Bass staying put?
      Brandon Bass is expected to stay put with the Celtics unless he pushes for a buyout.

      Advice: He's likely going to see major minutes with Kelly Olynyk (ankle) and Jared Sullinger (leg) out for Friday. Bass doesn't have a huge ceiling, but he should get enough playing time to accrue enough points and boards for most fantasy owners. There are still a lot of better adds from today, so he's not a must-add player or anything. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:33 pm
    • Nuggets officially sign Joffrey Lauvergne
      Nuggets sign PF/C Joffrey Lauvergne.

      Advice: It's believed to be a three-year deal and Lauvergne could get some playing time down the stretch, especially with JaVale McGee no longer in Denver. He's an intriguing prospect with good shooting range, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect value from him as a rookie. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:50 pm
    • Report: Kevin Garnett traded to the Wolves
      Kevin Garnett has agreed to waive his no-trade clause and will be traded to the Wolves for Thaddeus Young, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge.

      Advice: Nobody saw this coming until yesterday. KG will end his career where he started it and the Wolves are reportedly interested in extending his deal for two more seasons. He is only playing minutes in the teens right now, so he won't be nearly as great as he was in his Minnesota days -- he was the consensus No. 1 pick in fantasy leagues for several years there. Fantasy owners can leave him on the wire in almost all leagues. Mason Plumlee and Cory Jefferson should get more run. Shabazz Muhammad will play a lot more with Thad gone. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:36 am
    • Kris Humphries expects to play Friday
      Kris Humphries (lower back) expects to play against the Cavaliers on Friday.

      Advice: Humphries was unable to play in the Wizards' last game before the All-Star break, but he said he should be good for Friday's game. While Humphries' return will help bolster the Wizards' frontcourt, his season averages of 8.2 rebounds and 6.8 rebounds keep him from being a player who should be owned in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:57 am
       
      Injured
      W, 99-95 vs Det
    • Joel Embiid seen taking shots at practice
      Joel Embiid (foot) was taking mid-range shots and working on his inside moves during practice on Thursday.

      Advice: While Embiid is unlikely to play during the 2014-15 season, this is good news for the 20-year-old's dynasty owners as he's been steadily progressing through his rehab. Despite the good news for owners in dynasty leagues, fantasy owners in standard leagues can continue to leave the big man on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:45 am
       
      Injured
    • Amare Stoudemire will not play Thurs or Fri
      Amare Stoudemire (ankle) will not play Thursday or Friday.

      Advice: The newly-acquired Stoudemire will not suit up for Thursday's game against the Thunder or Friday's game against the Rockets, so the earliest we'll see him in a Mavs uniform is Sunday against the Hornets. STAT will basically serve as a backup to Dirk Nowitzki and will likely be on a minutes limit, so fantasy owners can feel free to leave him on waivers. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:01 am
       
      Injured
      L, 104-94 vs Bkn
    • Anything Is Possible: KG may waive no-trade
      There is "cautious optimism" from the Wolves that Kevin Garnett is leaning toward waiving his no-trade clause, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com.

      Advice: He reportedly doesn't want a buyout, so this is likely his only chance to change teams. Garnett is expected to make a bid on the Wolves after his playing days are over and a move to Minnesota would help. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:24 am
    • Mavs sign Amare Stoudemire
      Mans sign F/C Amare Stoudemire.

      Advice: The deal is official and it's expected to be for the league minimum, which is still expected to be $485,670 for STAT. The Mavericks are desperate for a big man and they've even had to play Dirk Nowitzki at the five. With Stoudemire in the mix, we should see a little less from Al-Farouq Aminu. Stoudemire is likely just going to back up Dirk Nowitzki because a Dirk-STAT frontline doesn't sound like a good solution on defense. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:27 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 104-94 vs Bkn
    • Andrea Bargnani will have to score more?
      Phil Jackson said the Knicks may need Andrea Bargnani to score more.

      Advice: Oh boy. Bargnani has been a disaster this season. He has a very high usage rate of 27.8 on the season, but he's only made 36.4 percent from the field and we all know about his "defense" recently. The Knicks are going to need all the help they can get, but fantasy owners can leave Bargnani on the wire due to his ineffective play and injury risk. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:25 pm
    • Channing Frye (finger) is cleared to play
      Channing Frye has been cleared to play after dislocating his finger on Feb. 11 against the Knicks according to head coach James Borrego.

      Advice: Frye has scored in double digits just once in his last six games, so he has his work cut out for him if he wants to pop up on the fantasy radar again. Unless you are desperate for 3-pointers, Frye isn't worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:11 am
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