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    • Zaza Pachulia plays 26 minutes
      Zaza Pachulia played 26 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday with five points, eight rebounds, three assists and one turnover.

      Advice: He is sharing minutes at center and coach Jason Kidd is not using him at power forward these days. Perhaps one takeaway is the Bucks need Ersan Ilyasova (face) to come back. Pachulia is not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      23 minutes ago
    • Mason Plumlee goes for 23 & 8 in loss
      Mason Plumlee made another start for Brook Lopez (back) and had a career-high 23 points, eight rebounds and two blocks on 9-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's loss.

      Advice: Plumlee got off to a dreadful start when Bro-Lo went down, but has now scored 21 and 23 points in his last two games. He's a free throw killer and hit just 5-of-11 of them tonight, but as long as Lopez is out, Plumlee should be in your lineup. He's averaging 16.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over his last five games, but is shooting just 43 percent at the line during that stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:38 pm
    • Tiago Splitter returns off the bench
      Tiago Splitter returned to action on Wednesday with four points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He probably has a minutes cap because of all the problems he's dealt with in his lower leg. Splitter has played well in his small amount of playing time, but he's still not going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:03 pm
    • Boris Diaw scores 17 points with 13 boards
      Boris Diaw scored 17 points with 13 boards, five assists and three 3-pointer sin 39 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

      Advice: It was his first double-double of the season and he matched his season high in triples tonight. Diaw has been a valuable piece for the Spurs this season when they sit their veterans. While he is 32, he hasn't sat any game this season, which could change after tonight. He's a low-end player to own in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:56 pm
    • Justin Hamilton invisible in start for Heat
      Justin Hamilton started at center for the Heat again on Wednesday, but had just two points and one rebound on 1-of-3 shooting in 12 minutes.

      Advice: The minutes just aren't likely to be there for Hamilton, even with Chris Bosh and Josh McRoberts hurting. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:52 pm
    • Chris Andersen goes for 6 & 9 in start
      Chris Andersen started at power forward on Wednesday and had six points, nine rebounds and a steal in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He didn't block a shot, but with Chris Bosh out and Josh McRoberts' season likely over, deserves a watchful eye from deep-leaguers, especially if he continues to start. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:48 pm
    • Rudy Gobert plays just 19 minutes in win
      Rudy Gobert played just 19 minutes, but played well with six points, seven rebounds, a steal and two blocks on 2-of-2 shooting on Wednesday.

      Advice: Derrick Favors is back and Enes Kanter is on fire, meaning Gobert will go back to obscurity until one of the Jazz big men go down again. It was nice while it lasted. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:44 pm
    • Report: Brandan Wright in trade talks to BOS
      Multiple sources are reporting that the Mavs and Celtics are having serious discussions about a trade that would include Brandan Wright going to Boston for Rajon Rondo.

      Advice: Wright had 10 points, five rebounds and three blocks in Wednesday's win over the Magic, but it's hard to say what would happen to his fantasy value if he goes to Boston. Tyler Zeller is starting, Kelly Olynyk is playing at a high level and Jared Sullinger can also play center. In other words, a move to Boston may not be a bad thing for Wright, but we doubt it makes him a must-own player, either, as long as the aforementioned bigs remain in Beantown. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:35 pm
    • Brandon Bass scores 18 points in 22 minutes
      Brandon Bass came off the bench to hit 6-of-10 shots for 18 points and two rebounds in 22 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Bass is averaging 13.2 points and 4.6 rebounds over his last five games, but all that really means is his eating from Jared Sullinger's bucket. Sully was better tonight with 16 points, but played just 24 minutes, in part because Bass has been playing so well. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:17 pm
    • Tyler Zeller scores 10 in start
      Tyler Zeller started again and had 10 points, seven rebounds, a steal and two blocks on 4-of-5 shooting in 20 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Kelly Olynyk came off the bench, but played 30 minutes and had a much fuller stat line. Zeller is technically the starter, but at least for now, Olynyk is the guy getting the minutes and production. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:58 pm
    • Joel Freeland coming off the bench
      Joel Freeland will come off the bench on Wednesday against the Bucks.

      Advice: He was listed as the starter this afternoon, and he should get a start down the line. The Bucks don't have too much size and do a lot of their work on the perimeter, so Thomas Robinson makes sense as the starter tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:12 pm
    • Rudy Gobert will head back to bench Wed
      Rudy Gobert will return to the Bench on Wednesday as Derrick Favors (ankle) returns to action.

      Advice: His moment of glory in the starting lineup only lasted two games, but it won't soon be forgotten. Gobert had a combined 18 boards and six blocks in those two games, and showed his jaw-dropping upside on several occasions. While he will lose value on the bench, Gobert is more than worth a stash on almost all rosters as he will surely see his minutes rise as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:05 pm
    • Bird Call: Chris Andersen starting vs. Jazz
      Chris Andersen will start at center in place of Udonis Haslem.

      Advice: The move could stick with the Heat desperate up front. Andersen is an option as a deep-league specialist, but he is not going to have enough value in standard leagues. Luol Deng has actually been playing some power forward while Shawne Williams has struggled quite a bit. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:50 pm
    • Joel Freeland listed as starter for the Blazers
      Joel Freeland is listed as the starting center to face the Bucks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Coach Terry Stotts has changed his lineups just before tip several times, so this is not necessarily set in stone. It does make sense because Chris Kaman isn't capable of playing big minutes at age 32 with a ton of injuries in his career. Additionally, Kaman's wife is expecting to give birth, so that could be a factor here, too. Kaman is still worth a look in standard leagues while Freeland could have value in deep formats. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:34 pm
    • Ognjen Kuzmic assigned to NBA D-League
      Ognjen Kuzmic was assigned to the NBA D-League on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is not close to being in the rotation in Golden State, so the big man will have to garner as much experience as he can in the D-League. Kuzmic can be safely ignored in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:49 am
    • Tiago Splitter (calf) will play on Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will play on Wednesday vs. Memphis.

      Advice: The team made it clear that he was simply rested on Monday, and he did not aggravate his calf injury. That is great news for the Spurs, as they could really use Splitter's size against Marc Gasol Wednesday. However, Splitter is still being eased back into the rotation and can be ignored in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:45 am
    • Pero Antic (illness) will be active on Wed
      Pero Antic (illness) will be active for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers.

      Advice: He has missed the past three games so the illness must have been pretty serious. However, Antic is said to be doing better and should return to his normal role off of the bench. He has averaged just 16.8 minutes per game this season, so he can be ignored in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:29 am
    • Ivan Johnson suspended one game in D-League
      Ivan Johnson was suspended for one game in the NBA D-League after making contact with a referee on Dec. 9.

      Advice: Johnson was last seen in the NBA playing for the Hawks in 2013, but this certainly isn't gong to help his chances of making it back to the league. Johnson is a solid rebounder, but until he can prove that he can consistently play at a high level he won't make it out of the D-League. He shouldn't be on any fantasy radars. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:24 am
    • Ryan Hollins returns to bench on Tuesday
      Ryan Hollins returned to the bench on Tuesday in favor of Reggie Evans, and finished with six points, nine boards and three assists in 17 minutes.

      Advice: He actually played really well in limited minutes and even caused some problems for the Thunder in the paint. However, even as a starter Hollins wasn't an option in most fantasy leagues, so the fact that he is coming off the bench means he can be cut across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:39 pm
    • Mason Plumlee stays hot, scores 21 points
      Mason Plumlee stayed hot on Tuesday during a loss to the Heat, scoring 21 points to go with nine boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He was impressive once again on Tuesday and managed to connect on 8-of-12 from the field. Brook Lopez isn't expected to be re-evaluated until Saturday, so the window for playing time is still open for Plumlee. If you are in need of short-term value, Plumlee is definitely worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:06 pm
    • Justin Hamilton disappoints in start Tuesday
      Justin Hamilton was disappointing in a start on Tuesday, playing just 16 minutes and finishing with three points, two boards and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Josh McRoberts (knee) could be done for the season while Chris Bosh (calf) could be sidelined for a while, so the opportunity is there for Hamilton. However, he didn't look comfortable out there and his quad may have been an issue for him. Until he can string together a few good games, owners in standard leagues can look the other way. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:46 pm
    • Rudy Gobert blocks three shots in loss Tues
      Rudy Gobert blocked three shots in Tuesday's loss to the Pelicans, adding six points, nine boards and two assists in 33 minutes.

      Advice: In his second start for Derrick Favors (ankle), Gobert continued to put up impressive numbers and displayed why the fantasy basketball world is so intrigued with him. He has insane length and is surprisingly spry for a guy his size, and seems to alter every shot that comes his way. Favors could return as soon as this week, but if you a have a roster spot open Gobert is definitely worth a stash in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:15 pm
    • Chris Andersen (back) briefly leaves game
      Chris Andersen (back) briefly left Tuesday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: He is said to be dealing with back spasms, but he returned pretty quickly from the locker room and appears to be moving just fine. We will pass along any further updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:10 pm
    • Ryan Hollins benched in favor of Reggie Evans
      Ryan Hollins will come off of the bench behind Reggie Evans for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder.

      Advice: This move was long overdue, as Hollins failed to make an impact for the Kings in the starting lineup. There is a chance that DeMarcus Cousins (illness) could return on Thursday, so Evans is only worth a look as a daily plug-and-play or for owners looking for short-term value. Hollins on the other hand, should not be owned in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:07 pm
    • Justin Hamilton (quad) expected to play Tues.
      Justin Hamilton (quad) is expected to play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

      Advice: The Heat will be without starters Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) so they'll need everything they can get from Hamilton. However, as a starter for Miami this season, Hamilton is averaging just 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds, so he's not a viable option in most leagues despite the starting label. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:18 pm
    • Justin Hamilton (quad) warming up in Brooklyn
      Justin Hamilton was spotted going through warmups on Tuesday, and he did not look limited by his quad contusion.

      Advice: This bodes well for his chances to play on Tuesday, and we'll be monitoring the situation closely. With both Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) sidelined, the Heat could really use Hamilton, although he doesn't offer much upside as he's averaging just 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds with the starting unit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:52 pm
    • Pero Antic (illness) will be active for Wed.
      Pero Antic (illness) will be activated for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: Antic has a very limited role with the Hawks this season, and is currently averaging just 5.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. He can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:40 pm
    • Pero Antic returns to Hawks practice Tuesday
      Pero Antic (illness) returned to Hawks practice on Tuesday and will likely be upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Antic has missed three games with the flu, but it sounds like he's getting closer to a return. The 32-year-old is only averaging 5.3 points and 2.6 boards on the season, however, so he can be ignored outside the very deepest of fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:33 am
    • Justin Hamilton questionable for Tuesday
      Justin Hamilton (quad) went through shootaround on Tuesday and is questionable for the Heat's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Hamilton started on Sunday as the Heat were without Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) and could draw another start on Tuesday if he's able to play. Hamilton had 10 points, three rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 33 minutes on Sunday and could be worth a look in daily league if he's able to play Tuesday night. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:02 am
    • Point Bebe: Boris Diaw drops nine dimes
      Boris Diaw handed out a season-high nine assists against the Blazers on Monday with 10 points, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He didn't top 26 minutes in any of his previous six games, but was up to 36 tonight with the Spurs resting the cavalry. Diaw has fared well on most of his nights while Tim Duncan and Tony Parker are resting, so just keep this line in mind in the future. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:43 pm
    • Freeland could be looking at playing time
      Joel Freeland played 15 minutes in Monday's win, scoring six points on 3-of-6 shooting with four rebounds and he could see a big playing time boost with Robin Lopez (hand) getting hurt.

      Advice: Freeland has had a few nice moments this season and would be ahead of Meyers Leonard if we're guessing by looking at this season's results. Chances are Terry Stotts will use both guys and also Thomas Robinson (seven points, three boards, nine minutes) in equal amounts -- negating the upside of any of them. Chris Kaman is the only beneficiary here and he's a must-add player. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:42 pm
    • Tyler Zeller comes out flat vs. Sixers
      Tyler Zeller didn't play well against the 76ers on Monday with five points, five boards, two assists and two blocks in 16 minutes.

      Advice: Kelly Olynyk stole the show and took most of Zeller's minutes tonight. Zeller will probably be in the starting lineup for the foreseeable future, but his minutes might be taking a hit. He's been playing 26.3 in December before tonight, averaging 12.9 points, 7.7 boards, 1.3 assists and 0.9 blocks. He's been posting must-start value before tonight, so his owners shouldn't make any hasty cuts yet. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:50 pm
    • Pero Antic won't play on Monday
      Pero Antic (illness) will not play on Monday against the Bulls.

      Advice: It's his third game out with the flu, but the Hawks do not need him anyway. Antic barely had any value last season even with the Hawks decimated by injuries, so there's little incentive to owning him in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:45 pm
    • Tiago Splitter out on Monday night
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will not play against the Blazers on Monday.

      Advice: The team is calling it "right calf rehabilitation,"so it's not an aggravation. Splitter needed about six weeks to get over his calf strain from the first week of the season and the Spurs are going to take it easy on him. While he's out, expect Aron Baynes to get some extra work. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:43 pm
    • Justin Hamilton (quad) is questionable Tues
      Justin Hamilton (quad) is questionable to play on Tuesday against the Nets.

      Advice: Chris Andersen is expected to come back, so that will at least help Miami in some capacity. Shawne Williams will likely have to step up and start for Miami, as well. Hamilton can be left on the wire unless you're in a deep league. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:26 am
    • Pero Antic will be game-time call on Monday
      Pero Antic (illness) is at shootaround on Monday, and he will be a game-time decision against the Bulls.

      Advice: Antic missed Friday and Saturday with an illness, but it appears he's good to go after missing the last couple of games. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:05 am
    • Tiago Splitter logs 20 minutes as starting C
      Tiago Splitter made his first start of the season on Sunday, playing 20 minutes to finish with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover.

      Advice: Splitter missed 20 of the Spurs' first 21 games this season and it's predictable that San Antonio wouldn't overload him with minutes upon his return -- he's only been in the NBA for five years but he's 29 years old. That said, his per-minute production is enviable and he should still hold value for deep-league owners in need of FG percentage, rebounds and blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:58 pm
    • Justin Hamilton scores 10 pts in 33 minutes
      In his third start of the season on Sunday, Heat center Justin Hamilton had 10 points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one turnover in 33 minutes.

      Advice: Miami was without Josh McRoberts (knee) and Chris Bosh (calf), and neither Udonis Haslem nor Chris Andersen are capable of playing big minutes at center, which all but forced Hamilton into the starting lineup. He's averaging 7.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in his three starts this season, and isn't worth fantasy owners' attention with Bosh day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:10 pm
    • Chris Andersen (ankle) returns vs Heat Sunday
      Chris Andersen returned from a nine-game absence on Sunday with two points, three rebounds and one block in 18 minutes during a home loss to the Bulls.

      Advice: Andersen can rack up impressive rebound and block totals on a per-minute basis, but the 36-year-old has struggled to stay healthy and doesn't get enough minutes for use in typical fantasy leagues. He'd only be worth deploying if Josh McRoberts (knee) and Chris Bosh (calf) miss more time. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:07 pm
    • Rudy Gobert gets defensive in first NBA start
      Rudy Gobert made his first NBA start on Sunday, racking up seven points, nine rebounds, two steals and three blocks in 31 minutes of action vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: Gobert has untold upside and he's already producing reliable 12-team value in just 17 minutes per game, making him a solid pickup in the vast majority of leagues. His starting gig is likely to be short-lived, however, as Derrick Favors (ankle) is day-to-day and the Jazz have shown no inclination to start Gobert ahead of Favors or Enes Kanter. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:43 pm
    • Tiago Splitter replaces Matt Bonner on Sunday
      Tiago Splitter will draw the start for the Spurs against the Nuggets on Sunday, replacing Matt Bonner.

      Advice: Splitter likely won't play very many minutes as the Spurs ease him back into action, but owners in deep leagues should monitor him in case he gets hot. The Spurs change their lineups often, so this likely won't be a permanent move. Bonner, however, shouldn't be owned in almost any league and this news solidifies that. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:00 pm
    • Chris Andersen (ankle) available for Sunday
      Updating a previous report, Chris Andersen (ankle) will be available to play for Sunday's game vs. Chicago.

      Advice: Andersen will see some increased opportunity tonight with Josh McRoberts (knee) and Chris Bosh (calf) sidelined, but he's not much more than a shot-blocking specialist in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:42 pm
    • Rudy Gobert will start on Sunday vs. Wizards
      Rudy Gobert will start on Sunday vs. the Wizards with Derrick Favors (ankle) sidelined.

      Advice: Gobert offers a lot of upside, and he'll get all the minutes he can handle with Favors out of the lineup. He'll make for a fine low-budget plug-and-play option in daily leagues, and owners in standard leagues would be wise to pluck him off the waiver wire if he's still available. Just know that he'll likely head back to the bench upon Favors return, so don't cut anyone with long-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:21 pm
    • Chris Andersen (ankle) game-time decision Sun
      Chris Andersen (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: The Heat could use him with both Chris Bosh (calf) and Josh McRoberts (knee) sidelined, but he's still nothing more than a shot-blocking specialist in deep leagues. Check back closer to tip-off for an official update on Andersen's status. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:05 pm
    • Rudy Gobert likely to draw start on Sunday
      Rudy Gobert is likely to draw the start on Sunday vs. the Wizards in place of Derrick Favors (ankle).

      Advice: Owners who have patiently stashed Gobert could finally be rewarded on Sunday as the French stud should log big minutes in Favor's absence. Gobert scored nine points on 2-of-2 shooting when Favors went down on Friday to go with 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal and five blocks in just 26 minutes. Those numbers are enough to make owners drool and he should be picked up in all leagues as a speculative add. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:21 am
    • Ryan Hollins plays despite death of father
      Ryan Hollins played in Saturday's loss to the Pistons after his father passed away that same morning, finishing with six points, eight boards, one assist and two blocks in 26 minutes.

      Advice: We wish him the best and it is great to see him muster up the courage to play despite the tragic loss of his father. The Sacramento locker room was clearly distraught but it is always nice to see a team rally around a player in need of support. While he is starting in place of DeMarcus Cousins, Hollins is only a short term option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:32 am
    • Mason Plumlee double-doubles in win Saturday
      Mason Plumlee double-doubled in a win against Charlotte on Saturday, finishing with 11 points, 13 boards, two assists and one block in 39 minutes.

      Advice: He is going to be capable of doing this every time that Brook Lopez (back) or Kevin Garnett (foot) misses a game so this line is not surprising. Though he is wildly inconsistent, Plumlee is worth a long look in all leagues until Brooklyn gets some of their players back from injury. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:32 pm
    • Pero Antic (illness) is inactive for Saturday
      Pero Antic (illness) is inactive for Saturday's game vs. the Magic.

      Advice: He also missed Friday's game so we could see this one coming. Antic plays limited minutes off of the bench so his absence won't have a significant effect on the rotation. Mike Muscala, Mike Scott, and Elton Brand all figure to see more minutes but none of them are fantasy options in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:32 pm
    • Gobert has double-double with five blocks
      Rudy Gobert stepped up with Derrick Favors leaving Friday's game due to an ankle injury, scoring nine points on 2-of-2 shooting (5-of-6 FTs) with a season-high 11 rebounds, a career-high four assists, one steal and a career-high five blocks in 26 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: This is why we've begged you to hold Gobert in some of these parts, and with Favors leaving the arena in a boot he's a must-add player due to his serviceable floor and easy mid-round upside. It doesn't hurt that the Jazz have looked a lot better with him on the floor this season than when he's sitting. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:38 am
    • Mason Plumlee has best game of the season
      Mason Plumlee made 9-of-14 from the field for 18 points with 10 rebounds and two steals against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: He did a very good job on the defensive end and kept his fouls down. Plumlee will likely get a couple more starts with Brook Lopez (back) and Mirza Teletovic (hip) on the shelf. If you're looking for a center, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:53 pm
    • Zeller goes for 19 and six with two blocks
      Tyler Zeller scored 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting with six rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes on Friday against the Knicks.

      Advice: Zeller's recent surge has made him worth owning over the last two weeks, as he has averaged 12.1 points, 8.0 boards, 62.9 percent field goals and 90.5 percent free throws in eight contests. He doesn't bring any defense, averaging just 1.3 combined steals and blocks over that span and he's not going to keep those percentages going. But he's hot and he's worth adding especially while he's starting for the Celtics. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:29 pm
    • Gobert starts second half for Favors (ankle)
      Rudy Gobert started the second half for injured Derrick Favors (ankle) on Friday.

      Advice: Gobert is a top 150-190 play (9/8 cat) in just 17.5 mpg and his minutes should rise as the year goes on regardless of tonight's injury to Favors. If Favors misses any time, then obviously he'll be in a nice position to capitalize. With those metrics he's a very nice stash in standard leagues and owners should look hard at a pickup with that type of upside. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:30 pm
    • Pero Antic will not play against the Magic
      Pero Antic (illness) will not play against the Magic on Friday.

      Advice: He's only playing minutes in the teens and made just 37.1 percent from the field on the season anyway, so the Hawks won't miss him. Mike Muscala has stepped it up and figures to get in the rotation again tonight even with Mike Scott returning from an illness. Muscala is not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:54 pm
    • Chris Andersen hopeful to play on Tuesday
      Chris Andersen (ankle) is targeting a return to the lineup on Tuesday.

      Advice: He hasn't had any setbacks and his timetable was two weeks from his sprain back on Nov. 23, so Tuesday makes sense as a target date. Andersen is only a specialists for blocks in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:35 pm
    • Pero Antic (flu) doubtful Friday vs. Orlando
      Pero Antic (flu-like symptoms) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

      Advice: As long as Paul Millsap and Al Horford are healthy, Antic shouldn't be owned in most leagues. Elton Brand and Mike Muscala will pick up most of Antic's reserve minutes, but neither guy is worth a spot-start. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:02 am
    • Justin Hamilton surprise starter for Heat
      Justin Hamilton started at power forward with Josh McRoberts (knee) out and had four points and seven rebounds on 2-of-5 shooting in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Shawne Williams came off the bench for nine points, four rebounds, two blocks and five fouls on 3-of-9 shooting, and played 24 minutes. He's still the guy you'll want to use in deep leagues when McBob is out, but his fantasy value has taken a big hit, as McRoberts' injury isn't thought to be serious. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:05 pm
    • Boris Diaw fills it up against the Knicks
      Boris Diaw scored 12 points in an easy 109-95 win over the Knicks on Wednesday with three rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: That's three games in a row with at least four assists and Diaw's 3.4 per game on the year are his highest with the Spurs. Diaw has provided low-end fantasy value in standard leagues, but he should be worthy of starting in most formats on the nights coach Gregg Popovich sits his stars. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:29 pm
    • Tiago Splitter plays eight minutes vs. Knicks
      Tiago Splitter played eight minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday with three points, one rebound, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: Not a bad start with the blocks and Splitter should have decent per-minute value. The problem is that the Spurs are going to keep his minutes in check because they don't want Splitter to aggravate his calf issue. He won't be worth owning in most leagues for a bit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:25 pm
    • Mason Plumlee starts, goes for 8 & 8
      Mason Plumlee started at center on Wednesday and had eight points, eight rebounds, two assists and three blocks on 3-of-11 shooting in 28 minutes.

      Advice: He also hit just 2-of-5 free throws and his line would have looked much better had his shot been falling. With Brook Lopez out indefinitely and Kevin Garnett suffering a foot injury tonight, Plumlee looks like a player to grab if you need a short-term center. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:34 pm
    • Justin Hamilton starting for the Heat vs. DEN
      Justin Hamilton is starting in place of Josh McRoberts (knee) on Wednesday.

      Advice: Interesting. Coach Erik Spoelstra likely wants to keep Shawne Williams in the second unit, so Williams should still get some minutes. Hamilton is not a great option in the vast majority of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:50 pm
    • Tiago Splitter getting 8-12 minutes
      Tiago Splitter will play 8-12 minutes on Wednesday against the Knicks.

      Advice: It'll be his first game in the lineup all season. Splitter has dealt with calf issues for much of the past two seasons and the Spurs are going to be careful. If Tim Duncan sits, Aron Baynes is the preferred big-man play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:10 pm
    • Mason Plumlee will start on Wednesday night
      Mason Plumlee will start next to Kevin Garnett on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Nets have lost previous starters Mirza Teletovic (hip, game-time decision) and Brook Lopez (back) to injuries. Plumlee will likely see an increase from his 19 minutes on Monday and is a decent pickup in fantasy leagues if you're OK with poor foul shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:31 pm
    • Tiago Splitter is probable on Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) is probable to face the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: It will be his season debut and the Spurs are more inclined to play him now with Kawhi Leonard (hand) out. Splitter wasn't great last season, so fantasy owners should just take a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:49 pm
    • Tiago Splitter (calf) could return Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) could return for Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: Splitter has seen just 10 minutes of action this season, so it is a sure bet that the Spurs will bring him along very slowly. Outside of extremely deep leagues, Splitter won't be an asset for the foreseeable future, but his return could dampen the value of Boris Diaw and the physical bruiser they call Aron Baynes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:17 am
    • Ryan Hollins plays poorly in 14 bench minutes
      Ryan Hollins returned to the Kings' bench on Tuesday, where he posted two points, six rebounds, one turnover and three personal fouls in 14 minutes of action.

      Advice: Hollins has played for seven NBA teams during his eight-year professional career, and his journeyman status says plenty about his lack of productivity. Fantasy owners can safely ignore him. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:32 pm
    • Tyler Zeller to remain a starter indefinitely
      Celtics' head coach Brad Stevens likes Tyler Zeller as the starting center, and said that he will remain in the starting lineup indefinitely.

      Advice: Through six games with the starting unit Zeller is averaging 10.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 0.7 turnovers, and 0.8 blocks per game. He's not going to be the primary piece that wins you a fantasy championship, but if your team is desperate for a big, Zeller can offer some low-end big man stats. With Zeller starting on a nightly basis, it'll be difficult for Kelly Olynyk to get consistent minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:05 pm
    • Chris Andersen (ankle) out Tuesday vs. PHO
      Chris Andersen (ankle) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Andersen has been out since November 23, so this news has very little fantasy implications. Birdman can remain on the wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:27 pm
    • Tiago Splitter game-time decision for Weds
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, according to head coach Gregg Popovich.

      Advice: Splitter's eventual return will cut into the minutes and production of Boris Diaw, Matt Bonner, and Aron Baynes, but there's no reason to stash the big man in any fantasy league right now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:10 am
    • Gobert nearly double-doubles in 21 minutes
      Rudy Gobert nearly double-doubled in just 21 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Kings, scoring 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting with nine rebounds and one block.

      Advice: Gobert could be looking at a few extra minutes with Enes Kanter throwing his mouthpiece into the stands tonight and possibly staring down a suspension. Some local media has been pondering the merit of Gobert starting alongside Derrick Favors (nine points, six boards, two blocks, five fouls, 26 minutes), and it will be interesting to see if Quin Snyder goes there or if he simply moves Trevor Booker (six points, three boards, one steal, one block, 15 minutes) into the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 10:56 pm
    • Zeller goes for 10 and five in 22 minutes
      Tyler Zeller scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting with five rebounds and two steals over 22 minutes in Monday's double-overtime loss.

      Advice: If you added Zeller this probably isn't the game to pitch him back to the pile, as the entire starting unit other than Jeff Green was benched and that's a bit extreme. Still, he's not a must-own player in 8-cat formats in his current arrangement. In 9-cat leagues, the issue is a bit more foggy with him returning top-120 value in just 18 mpg. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 9:23 pm
    • Bass goes for 19 and nine with three steals
      Brandon Bass piled up numbers as Brad Stevens rolled with the second unit in Monday's double-overtime loss, scoring 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting with nine rebounds, three steals and one block in 31 minutes.

      Advice: Bass has been a ghost all year and one big game isn't going to turn around his outlook. We'll let you know if he can string another one together. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 9:13 pm
    • Plumlee can't get it done in 19 minutes
      Mason Plumlee played just 19 minutes with nine points, three rebounds and no steals or blocks in the Nets' 110-88 blowout loss to the Cavs on Monday.

      Advice: Plumlee has looked nothing like this summer's version or last year's version, and it looks like we jumped the gun on him. Mirza Teletovic left tonight's game with a hip injury and did not return, so there is opportunity here but we'd be being blind if we didn't note that Plumlee hasn't given anybody a reason to believe this year. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 8:45 pm
    • Zaza Pachulia scores 14 points off MIL bench
      Zaza Pachulia scored 14 points with eight rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes as he returned to the Bucks' bench vs. the Mavericks on Monday.

      Advice: Pachulia is playing an expanded role with Ersan Ilyasova (face) out a few more games, which makes him worthwhile as a short-term pickup in deep leagues. Most owners can safely ignore the veteran C however, as his 6.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.4 blocks aren't enough to produce standard-league value. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 7:34 pm
    • Brandan Wright stuffs boxscore in 21 minutes
      Brandan Wright lit up the Bucks for eight points, seven rebounds, two assists, four steals and three blocks in 21 minutes off the Mavs' bench on Sunday.

      Advice: B-Wright made 4-of-6 shots which actually lowers his season average of 74.1 percent, which is tops in the NBA among qualifying players. Wright's minuscule 0.5 turnovers per game are a boon in 9-cat leagues, but even without that category he's been a top-80 fantasy value in just 19 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 7:31 pm
    • Tyler Zeller plays 27 minutes on Sunday
      Tyler Zeller played 27 minutes on Sunday with eight points, eight boards, one assist and one block.

      Advice: It wasn't anywhere close to his career night on Friday, but the minutes were there and he did a fine job on the defensive end. The Celtics are on a three-game winning streak and this is one of their best wins of the season, so there's no reason to think another change is coming. Zeller should start, but he's not going to have a big upside because he doesn't block shots much. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 1:31 pm
    • Mason Plumlee headed for more playing time
      Mason Plumlee is expected to get more playing time with Brook Lopez (back) out for at least one week.

      Advice: The Nets do have four games this week and perhaps Lopez misses even more time. Plumlee has been a disappointing guy on the season with season averages of just 4.8 points, 4.7 boards and 0.7 blocks. He's worth owning in most leagues despite his woeful foul shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 12:39 pm
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