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    • Coach Brown praises Thomas Robinson's play
      Head coach Brett Brown has been encouraged by what he has seen so far from recently acquired forward Thomas Robinson.

      Advice: "He fits all the things we like when we identify keepers. It's a look that we couldn't pass up," Brown said of Robinson. "He's not going to have a better environment to have a legitimate chance to be a legitimate NBA player." These comments from Brown are very reassuring, and it sounds like the 76ers may view him as a piece of their future. Robinson scored nine points with nine boards in just 13 minutes during Friday's game vs. the Wizards, and it appears that his role could increase very soon. Robinson is worth a flier in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:39 am
    • Ilyasova drops 17 and 12 onto the Lakers
      Ersan Ilyasova scored 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting (1-of-4 3PTs, 6-of-8 FTs) with 12 rebounds and one steal in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

      Advice: Ilyasova has been a top 70-100 value (9/8 cat) in his last four games, a sample that has more or less been his ceiling this season. Perhaps he's ready to turn over a new leaf, but realistically he can't be considered more than a flier pickup until he shows us a bit more. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:42 am
    • 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
    • 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
    • Beasley scores seven points in debut
      Michael Beasley scored seven points in his season debut on Friday, and also chipped in with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Beasley will do more to generate Internet snark than he will in fantasy leagues this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:29 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
    • Jack Cooley was claimed off waivers by UTA on Friday February 27. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:24 pm
       
      6:00 pm vs Mil
    • Lance Thomas returned to action on Friday February 27. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:24 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Tor
    • 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
    • Jerebko double-doubles with 16 & 10
      Jonas Jerebko double-doubled off the bench on Friday, scoring 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting (including three treys) with 10 rebounds, three assists and one block in 24 minutes.

      Advice: Jerebko fits the Celtics' spread attack very well and he's worth a very hard look right now. He has only averaged 16.5 minutes over his last three games, posting 12.0 points with 2.3 treys, 5.3 boards, 1.7 assists and 0.6 combined steals and blocks in that span. With the way he has looked lately, the playing time should go up. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:31 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
    • Crowder scores 14 points with four threes
      Jae Crowder scored 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting with six rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Crowder hit four 3-pointers and he's been hot against some bad teams. With a history of inconsistency he's a risky pickup but give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:10 pm
    • Lou Amundson erupts for 17 points, 14 boards
      Lou Amundson scored 17 points with 14 rebounds, two assists and three blocks during a 121-115 overtime win against the Pistons on Friday.

      Advice: The Knicks frontcourt dominated against the Pistons tonight. Amundson did score 14 points in his last game on Wednesday and seems like he could be a 10-8 guy for points and boards now. He's more of a player to own in deep leagues, though. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:00 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
    • Thomas Robinson logs 13 minutes
      Thomas Robinson played 13 minutes against the Wizards on Friday with nine points, nine boards, one assist and one steal.

      Advice: He brought the energy as per usual and made 2-of-7 from the field tonight. Robinson is likely going to see an uptick in playing time soon, but don't forget the main reason he was added was to hit the salary floor. He's only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:55 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
    • 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
    • Michael Beasley to come off the bench Friday
      Michael Beasley will come off the bench for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Beasley is in an ideal situation to produce, playing for a Miami team that has been devastated by injuries. He knows head coach Erik Spoelstra's system, and he has limited competition for minutes with Udonis Haslem as the only healthy power forward on the roster. However, Beasley has failed to produce in ideal situations before, so owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach here. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:31 am
    • Michael Beasley will be active Friday vs. NO
      Michael Beasley will be active and available to play for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Beasley hasn't been able to produce enough statistically to be considered a viable option in standard leagues for the past three seasons, and while he will have some opportunity playing for a Miami team that has been devastated by injuries, he has a long history of failing to reach his potential. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach here. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:16 am
    • Michael Beasley to Miami Heat 3.0
      The Miami Heat have signed F Michael Beasley to a 10-day contract.

      Advice: While it's unlikely that Beasley will provide much fantasy value, this is a situation worth monitoring. He should be in shape as he's been playing in China and there are plenty of minutes available in the injury-depleted Heat frontcourt. There's a good chance that Beasley flames out in his third stint with the Heat, but owners in deep leagues may want to take a flier on the former No. 2 overall pick if they have an open roster spot. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:49 am
    • Jonas Jerebko sees minutes at C for C's
      Jonas Jerebko played some center during Boston's win over New York on Wednesday.

      Advice: Celtics head coach Brad Stevens admitted he was "throwing darts" when he put together the lineup combination that had the 27-year-old at center, but liked what he saw. "He’s got ability to stretch the floor and he does fit well with what we’re trying to do," Stevens said. He added, "He's a big that can shoot, play the 3 or the 4, space the floor. So I like his skill set and I think he’s excited about being here." It's worth monitoring Jerebko's playing time on the rebuilding Celtics, but he's better off left on waivers for now. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:37 am
    • Thomas Robinson happy to be with 76ers
      Thomas Robinson said he is happy to be in Philadelphia on a team that wants him.

      Advice: "I was happy because the Sixers made it clear that they wanted me here," Robinson said before Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. "At the end of the day, I'm happy." Robinson played 13 minutes in his 76ers debut and finished with seven points and six rebounds. The 23-year-old has had his struggles in the NBA, but he is worth a flier in deeper fantasy leagues on the chance that the Sixers give him consistent minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:27 am
    • 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
    • Ersan Ilyasova plays 23 minutes on Wed
      Ersan Ilyasova played 23 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday with 11 points, six rebounds, one assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: After playing 35 minutes on Monday, his value actually didn't fall off a cliff today. Coach Jason Kidd seems to be gaining confidence in Ilyasova, but he's missed a lot of games and has basically been in a slump for two seasons. Fantasy owners in FAAB leagues will need to have bulletproof wallets to pay up for Ghostface Ilya. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:49 pm
    • Jae Crowder scores 18 off Celtics bench
      Jae Crowder came off the bench for 18 points, six rebounds, four assists, a steal and three 3-pointers on 7-of-12 shooting Wednesday.

      Advice: Crowder is hot again, going for 18, 12 and 22 points in each of his last three games with at least six rebounds in each of them. He's also hit eight 3-pointers over his last three games, and is getting about 30 minutes a game as well. We'd like him better as a starter for the C's, but if you've had your eye on him, now looks like a good time to pounce. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:32 pm
    • Jonas Jerebko comes off bench for 20 points
      Jonas Jerebko came off the bench to hit 7-of-10 shots and four 3-pointers for 20 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal in just 21 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: This was easily a season high for Jerebko and his best game of the year, as the Tyler Zeller was in foul trouble and the Celtics went small. Keep an eye on him, but it's highly doubtful we'll see him do this again any time soon. Especially since they were playing against the Knicks, aka the worst team in the league. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:29 pm
    • Thomas Robinson plays 13 minutes with Philly
      Thomas Robinson played 13 minutes in his 76ers debut on Wednesday against the Bucks, scoring seven points with six boards and two turnovers.

      Advice: He was effective on the offensive glass and the 76ers are going to need his energy. Robinson is an abysmal free throw shooter, so he's really going to have his upside capped in standard leagues. However, he could wind up being a double-double guy in points leagues because of how much he crashes the boards. Keep an eye on him in deeper leagues and give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:17 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
    • Thomas Robinson will be available on Wed
      Thomas Robinson is in Milwaukee and will be available to play against the Bucks.

      Advice: This should be fun. Robinson has a very respectable 27.2 defensive rebounding rate this season and the 76ers haven't been great in that area, so it's an interesting fit. He is still very uncertain to play consistent minutes, making him an option in deep leagues and not in standards. If he gets run, his minutes should come from Henry Sims and Luc Mbah a Moute. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:20 pm
    • 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
    • Lance Thomas (groin) will not play Wednesday
      Lance Thomas (groin) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: This is a tough break for Thomas, as he actually drew the start in the Knicks' last game against the Cavaliers, scoring 11 points with five boards in 23 minutes. Cleanthony Early is also said to be dealing with an ankle issue, meaning Travis Wear, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Quincy Acy could be forced into big minutes on Wednesday. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:30 am
       
      4:30 pm vs Tor
    • 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
    • Sixers claim Thomas Robinson, waive Fraizer
      The Sixers have waived G Tim Fraizer in order to claim Thomas Robinson off waivers.

      Advice: The 76ers made the move to get within 90 percent of the NBA's salary floor, but it remains a possibility that Philly waives him again, although it's being reported that chances of that happening are slim. The initial plan in Philly is to get an extended look at Robinson, and there is a possibility that he finds himself in the starting lineup at the center spot with his only competition for minutes going by the names of JaVale McGee, Luc Mbah a Moute, and Henry Sims. He could be worth a speculative add in deep leagues if you have some dead weight on your roster, but owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach here. Robinson will join the 76ers in Milwaukee on Wednesday morning, meaning he should be available to play against the Bucks. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:08 pm
    • 76ers to claim Thomas Robinson off waivers?
      The 76ers reportedly plan on claiming Thomas Robinson off of waivers.

      Advice: If this does not come to fruition Robinson will accept the 10-day deal he has in place with the Nets, but this is a very interesting development. Robinson's value would be much greater on a tanking Sixers team, and he could potentially slide into the starting lineup at the center spot if he does land in Philly. The deadline to put in a waiver claim on Robinson is at 5PM ET Tuesday, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:33 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
    • Crowder gets hot with 12 points, seven boards
      Jae Crowder got hot with 12 points, seven boards, four threes, four assists and two steals in 29 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Suns.

      Advice: Crowder and Isaiah Thomas have a nice two-man game going with Crowder working the pick-and-pop. Teams are always going to pay more attention to Thomas and this could mean a lot of 3-point opportunities, but in a two-game sample it's possible the red hot numbers are an aberration The Suns and Lakers didn't exactly build a wall on defense in those games. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:38 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
    • Ilyasova with 15 & 11 and a full stat line
      Ersan Ilyasova started in Monday's loss to the Bulls, scoring 15 points on 6-of-16 shooting with 11 rebounds, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: This is a patented Ilyasova explosion and the operative question is always whether or not he can do it again. He is the definition of a risk-reward pickup. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:06 pm
    • 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
    • Ersan Ilyasova to start, Jared Dudley benched
      Ersan Ilyasova will start at power forward against the Bulls on Monday and Jared Dudley will come off the bench.

      Advice: Chances are this is a matchup-based move for the Bucks. Ilyasova has not played more more than 18 minutes in any game this month and averaged only 5.2 points, 1.8 boards and 0.2 blocks in that span. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:39 pm
    • Jack Cooley signing with the Jazz
      Jack Cooley will sign a 10-day deal with the Jazz.

      Advice: He played just 12 minutes with the Jazz in the preseason. The 6'9 Cooley played both forward spots with the Cavs at summer league back in July, but he won't be getting minutes for the Jazz right now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:31 pm
       
      6:00 pm vs Mil
    • Report: Robinson, Nets agree to new deal
      Thomas Robinson has reached an agreement with the Nets, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

      Advice: Reportedly, Robinson will receive a 10-day deal. It's a strange landing spot for the big man, but the Nets must see something they like. Now with his fourth NBA team since the 2012 draft, Robinson is eager to find a long-term home. Robinson figures to slot in as the backup power forward for Brooklyn, but that role does not come attached with fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:49 am
    • 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
    • Heat could add another big man to the roster
      The Heat could sign another player to fill its 15th roster spot, and the candidates include Thomas Robinson, Andray Blatche and Michael Beasley.

      Advice: Miami is 'discussing' what to do with the roster spot, and although the team could wind up doing nothing, it sounds like they might want to bring in some more help with how thin their frontcourt is. Despite recently getting permission to work out at AmericanAirlines Arena, we don't see a Beasley reunion in the cards for the Heat. Of the three names mentioned, Blatche, who has played this season in China, would seemingly be the best fit. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:16 am
    • Nuggets waive forward Thomas Robinson
      Nuggets waive F Thomas Robinson.

      Advice: Robinson, the no. 5 overall pick in the 2012 draft, will now be looking to join his fourth NBA team during his very brief team in the league. The Suns, Spurs, Nets, Heat and Hornets are reportedly among the teams with interest. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:11 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
    • Jae Crowder ties season-high w/ 22 points
      Celtics SF Jae Crowder tied his season-high with 22 points during Sunday's overtime loss to the Lakers, making 8-of-14 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs in 30 minutes off Boston's bench.

      Advice: He grabbed seven rebounds and added one 3-pointer and one block to complete his best fantasy line since early January. Tonight's relatively gaudy line was the result of extended minutes in an OT game vs. a lousy defense, and Crowder is a dubious fantasy option despite Jared Sullinger's season-ending foot injury. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:45 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
    • Jonas Jerebko (illness) is available Sunday
      Updating a previous report, Jonas Jerebko (illness) will be available to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: Head coach Brad Stevens hinter earlier that Jerebko might not play even if he dresses, so owners should be aware of that before plugging him into lineups. There is plenty of opportunity in the Boston frontcourt now that Jared Sullinger (foot) is done for the season, so owners in deep leagues will want to monitor Jerebko closely. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:43 pm
    • Jonas Jerebko (illness) questionable Sunday
      Jonas Jerebko (illness) is questionable to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: Head coach Brad Stevens said that Jerebko may not play even if he does dress, so owners will want to avoid this situation if possible. Jerebko could potentially carve out a decent role in Boston with Jared Sullinger (foot) out for the season, but it looks like his debut with the Celtics could be pushed back. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:03 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
    • Ersan Ilyasova (illness) available for Sunday
      Ersan Ilyasova (illness) will be available off the bench for Sunday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: The opportunity is certainly there for Ilyasova to produce with his only competition for playing time going by the names of John Henson and Johnny O'Bryant, however his propensity to find himself on the sidelines due to various injuries really hurts his upside. He's averaging just 8.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game this season, so it would probably be best to use a wait-and-see approach here. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:37 am
    • Jonas Jerebko, Luigi Datome available Sunday
      Jonas Jerebko and Luigi Datome will be available for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: While they'll be available to play, both Datome and Jerebko are stepping into a very crowded rotation in Boston, and they're unlikely to see major minutes during their first game with their new team. Jerebko does have a shot of getting some minutes with Jared Sullinger (foot) being ruled out for the remainder of the season, but he's very unlikely to gain any sort of relevancy in standard leagues as a bench player in Boston. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 11:14 am
    • Ersan Ilyasova (illness) is available Sunday
      Ersan Ilyasova (illness) is available to play against the Hawks on Sunday according to head coach Jason Kidd.

      Advice: Ersan was able to practice on Saturday, but he has simply been too inconsistent to use outside of deeper leagues. With season averages of 8.8 points and 3.5 boards in just 17.5 minutes per game, so it's probably best to leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:56 am
    • Lance Thomas starting over Cleanthony Early
      Lance Thomas will replace Cleanthony Early in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Early scored just two points in 23 minutes in a start against the Heat on Friday, but coach Derek Fisher said that Thomas was starting for his ability to guard multiple positions. in 15 starts this season, Thomas has averaged 6.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists, so there's no reason to grab him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:23 am
       
      4:30 pm vs Tor
    • 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
    • Thomas Robinson drawing interest around NBA
      Thomas Robinson will complete his buyout with the Nuggets on Sunday, and he has already had discussions with the Hornets, Heat, Spurs, Nets and Suns.

      Advice: Owners in deeper leagues will want to monitor this situation closely, as Robinson never really got a fair shot at consistent minutes during his time with Portland. Robinson's best-case scenario in terms of fantasy value would be with the Heat now that Chris Bosh is out for the season, but nothing is imminent at the moment. We will continue to pass along any additional updates. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:53 pm
    • Ersan Ilyasova practices, available Sunday
      Ersan Ilyasova (illness) practiced on Saturday and will be available to play on Sunday.

      Advice: Saying Ersan is "available to play" right now could change and we should still consider him questionable to play based on his track record to miss games this season. He hasn't played more than 24 minutes in a game since the start of December and the 6'10 forward has just eight blocks on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:31 pm
    • Jonas Jerebko will have a chance to impress
      Jonas Jerebko and Luigi Datome will have a chance to prove whether or not they will fit into Boston's system.

      Advice: "We wanted to see how those two players fit with us," Ainge said. "They’re players we’ve liked before that we watched play and develop, and we want to see how they fit in our system. We want to see how they fit with our coaches and mesh with our players. Datome is a great shooter and Jerebko is a bigger perimeter player who can do a lot of the things Kelly [Olynyk] does." While Jerebko could potentially carve out a decent role with Kelly Olynyk (ankle) and Jared Sullinger (foot) sidelined, owners in most leagues can simply use a wait-and-see approach here, as both players have a lot of work to do in order to pop up on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:24 am
    • 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
    • Lance Thomas returned to action on Friday February 20. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:30 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Tor
    • 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
    • Lance Thomas has a bad game vs. Miami
      Lance Thomas played 19 minutes against the Heat on Friday, making 1-of-9 from the field for two points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

      Advice: He had a couple noteworthy games in two instances with Carmelo Anthony out in the past few weeks, but it just wasn't there tonight. Thomas doesn't block shots, he isn't a strong rebounder and can't shoot efficiently. Leave him on the wire due to a low upside. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:32 pm
       
      4:30 pm vs Tor
    • 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
    • Jonas Jerebko not with the Celtics yet
      Jonas Jerebko will not play against the Kings on Friday.

      Advice: He will join the team in Los Angeles for Sunday's game. Jerebko will likely get minutes, but he's not very effective at filling the stat sheet. Just watch him for now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:39 pm
    • Ersan Ilyasova out on Friday night
      Ersan Ilyasova (illness) will not play against the Nuggets on Friday.

      Advice: Hopefully, he's OK, but Ilyasova just can't stay on the court for whatever reason. He can be left on the wire. Expect to see more Jared Dudley and maybe even Johnny O'Bryant or Miles PLumlee. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:00 pm
    • Jonas Jerebko could get minutes for Boston
      Jonas Jerebko is expected to get minutes for the Celtics, but is not expected to play on Friday night against the Kings.

      Advice: The Celtics are paper thin up front with Jared Sullinger (leg) out indefinitely and Kelly Olynyk (ankle) day-to-day. Jerebko isn't a strong rebounder and a whopping 68.2 percent of his shots come without a dribble, so it's hard to imagine him behind highly involved in the offense. Keep an eye on him in deep leagues, though. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:41 pm
    • 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
    • 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
    • Jonas Jerebko traded to the Celtics
      Jonas Jerebko was traded to the Celtics on Thursday.

      Advice: He was playing just 10.5 minutes per game in February and had two DNPs. Jerebko is probably not going to be in the rotation with the Celtics and can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:38 pm
    • 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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