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    • Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Tuesday
      Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Wade will draw a very favorable matchup vs. the Nets tonight, and with Chris Bosh (calf) also sidelined, he's going to be asked to carry the offensive workload. He makes for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues, despite the fact that he is sick. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:07 pm
       
      Player Note
      Dwyane Wade Mia - PG,SG
      Injured
      W, 100-84 vs Bos
    • Rumor: Rockets still targeting Corey Brewer
      The Rockets are reportedly still trying find a deal that would net them Corey Brewer, though nothing is imminent.

      Advice: The Rockets' coaching staff likes what Brewer can offer to the team, but if he did land in Houston, his value would go in the tank. However, with nothing being imminent, this is just something to note for now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:25 pm
       
      L, 100-96 vs Ind
    • Wilson Chandler (illness) feeling much better
      Wilson Chandler is feeling much better, and given the fact his illness has not forced him to miss any time, we're considering him probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: Chandler is having a solid season in Denver with averages of 14.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 three-pointers, 0.8 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game. Injuries will always be a concern with Wilson, but as long as he's healthy, he'll be worth owning for his across-the-board production. However, there have been a few trade rumors involving Chandler, and a move to another team would likely hurt his value. This may be a sell-high moment. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:02 pm
    • George Hill (knee) ramping up activities
      George Hill (knee, quad) went through most of Tuesday's practice, although he has "a long way to go with his conditioning," according to head coach Frank Vogel.

      Advice: Vogel added that Hill is "moving really well," and it's probably time to grab him off the waiver wire if he's still available. He's nearing a return, and he's going to be asked to be one of the Pacers' main guys on offense with Paul George (leg) sidelined. It's reasonable to think he'll be able to get somewhere near his 2012-13 averages of 14.2 points, 4.7 assists, 1.7 three-pointers, and 1.1 steals per game. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:19 am
       
      Player Note
      George Hill Ind - PG,SG
      Injured
      W, 100-96 @ Min
    • Mike Miller may play vs Hawks on Weds
      Mike Miller (concussion) practiced on Tuesday and head coach David Blatt is hopeful that he'll be able to play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Miller still hasn't been cleared by doctors, but has reportedly ramped up his practice sessions as of late. We'll update Miller's status prior to Wednesday's game, but he can be left on waiver wires in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:58 am
       
      Player Note
      Mike Miller Cle - SG,SF
      Injured
      W, 105-91 vs Mem
    • Dwyane Wade misses Tuesday shootaround
      Dwyane Wade (illness) missed Tuesday's shootaround in advance of the Heat's game against the Nets.

      Advice: With Shabazz Napier and Danny Granger both sick and Josh McRoberts (knee) and Chris Bosh (calf) out, the Heat may enter Tuesday's game with a short bench. We'll update Wade's status prior to game time, but Mario Chalmers and Luol Deng could be looking at huge minutes against the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:20 am
       
      Player Note
      Dwyane Wade Mia - PG,SG
      Injured
      W, 100-84 vs Bos
    • Jeff Taylor's suspension ends, stays inactive
      Jeff Taylor's 24-game suspension for his involvement in a domestic violence case ended on Monday, but the Hornets don't plan on activating him immediately.

      Advice: Head coach Steve Clifford said he doesn't want to use one of the 13 active roster spots on Taylor until it is clear that he'll play ahead of one of the other wings in the rotation, so it could be a while until we see Taylor as the Hornets are deep on the wing. Taylor can safely be left on waiver wires as it's unlikely he'll be a rotation player for the Hornets this season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:57 am
       
      Suspended
    • Meeks scores 20 points with three treys
      Jodie Meeks scored 20 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 5-of-10 shots (3-of-5 3PTs, 7-of-7 FTs) with one rebound, four assists and two steals in 30 minutes.

      Advice: The Pistons love Meeks and they don't like a lot of the other guys on the roster so you can do the math. Look for him to handle the ball, hit threes, steal the ball and he should be owned in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:01 am
    • Vasquez continues to be quiet in win
      Greivis Vasquez scored four points on 2-of-9 shooting with two rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: Vasquez just hasn't gotten it done during his window of opportunity and owners can feel free to move on. That said, he'll probably turn things around and level out at the low-end of 14-16 team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 11:11 pm
    • Williams scores 18 points off the bench
      Lou Williams scored 18 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 6-of-14 shots (including a three) with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Williams will be streaky in his bench role but he's a must-own player as long as DeMar DeRozan is out. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 11:09 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo could see role change
      Giannis Antetokounmpo had a sub-par showing against the Suns on Monday with six points, eight rebounds and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He played a little out of position tonight and he'll likely have to play some power forward with Jabari Parker (knee) going down. Antetokounmpo has been keeping his fouls down and his shot selection is much better, so he should see a slight uptick in overall production while Parker is out. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 10:47 pm
    • Jared Dudley plays 31 minutes as fill in
      Jared Dudley replaced Jabari Parker (knee) after his knee injury on Monday, finishing with 10 points, two rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: Coach Jason Kidd hasn't been playing Dudley too much with just 18.9 minutes per game on the season, but it's fair to think he'll get his playing time to around 26-28 minutes per game. He'll have a chance to make 1.5 treys per game, which puts him on the radar in standard leagues. Unless you hate the guy on the end of your bench, it's probably better to wait and see how things go on Wednesday against the Blazers. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 10:39 pm
    • Gerald Green takes 15 treys, makes two
      Gerald Green launched 15 attempts from beyond the arc on Monday against the Bucks, making just two of them on his way to 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in 40 minutes.

      Advice: He was not bashful tonight and a lot of shots from Green is nothing new. Goran Dragic could miss another game or two, so Green should have some decent short-term value. Additionally, no player has taken more treys in a game this season than Gerald did tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 10:20 pm
    • Young scores 18 points with two threes
      Nick Young hit 6-of-12 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in Monday's blowout loss.

      Advice: Young hit 4-of-4 free throws and logged 23 minutes. The defensive stats are a nice bonus and he is a nice top 80-120 value (9/8 cat) when on the floor this year. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 9:56 pm
       
      Player Note
      Nick Young LAL - SG,SF
    • Lin hits rock bottom in Monday's blowout loss
      Jeremy Lin missed all six of his shots and finished with two points and one assist in 17 minutes off the bench in Monday's blowout loss.

      Advice: Lin has been an inconsistent mess this season but the fact remains that he's still putting up late-round value in 12-team leagues and probably at the low-end of his productivity potential. We wouldn't blame you if you dropped him, but with very little true point guard competition it wouldn't be surprising if he's back in fantasy lineups at some point. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 9:54 pm
       
      Player Note
      Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    • Jimmy Butler scores 22 points on Monday
      Jimmy Butler scored 22 points against the Hawks during a 93-86 loss on Monday with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He only attempted 10.3 shots per game in his previous three outings, so this game was very encouraging. Butler did have a nice little buy-low window before tonight, but that's probably closed now. He should be a top-40 player the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 9:52 pm
    • George Hill going through full practice
      George Hill (knee, quad) will be going "full out" at practice this week, according to coach Frank Vogel.

      Advice: "Unlikely [he'll play] on this trip," Vogel added, "but not out of the realm of possibility." It's probably about time to pick up Hill in most leagues since he could be ready next week. Donald Sloan will get bumped in the rotation while C.J. Watson should lose playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 3:48 pm
       
      Player Note
      George Hill Ind - PG,SG
      Injured
      W, 100-96 @ Min
    • Jimmy Butler is fine for Monday night
      Jimmy Butler is a full go for Monday night against the Hawks.

      Advice: He played through an illness on Sunday. Butler is not expected to be limited and should see his normal playing time. His numbers have come back to Earth since the return of Derrick Rose, but he's still a must-start play this week. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 3:08 pm
    • Mike Miller hopeful to play on Wednesday
      Mike Miller (concussion) is hopeful to play on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is going to go through a practice on Tuesday to complete his concussion protocol. With Miller out tonight, Shawn Marion and Matthew Dellavedova should pick up a few extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 2:53 pm
       
      Player Note
      Mike Miller Cle - SG,SF
      Injured
      W, 105-91 vs Mem
    • Dwyane Wade (sick) questionable for Nets game
      Dwyane Wade (illness) missed practice on Monday and is questionable to play against the Nets on Tuesday.

      Advice: The good news is that he did travel with the team. Players are missing games due to illnesses all over the place, but Miami is really going to need Wade with all of their injuries. Miami does play four games this week, so owners in weekly leagues can still probably plug him in there. If he's out, Mario Chalmers will benefit most while Luol Deng figures to help out. Shabazz Napier would also get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 11:23 am
       
      Player Note
      Dwyane Wade Mia - PG,SG
      Injured
      W, 100-84 vs Bos
    • Jimmy Butler played through the flu on Sunday
      Jimmy Butler (illness) played through the flu in Sunday's win over the Heat.

      Advice: Butler had 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block in 36.5 minutes, so Butler's performance looks even better with this news. "Can’t say enough about Jimmy," said Thibodeau. "Wasn’t feeling well; don’t hear boo. Just go out and do the job." Butler should be able to stay on the floor if he played through it Sunday, but owners will want to keep a close eye on his status for Monday's game against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 6:54 am
    • Miller in fourth phase of concussion protocol
      Mike Miller (head) is in the fourth stage of the NBA's concussion protocol.

      Advice: There are five total stages. "Tomorrow we’ll evaluate his response to that and where to go from there," David Blatt said. "We’re staying true to the process." Miller will not play on Monday, but he could return as soon as Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 15, 6:42 am
       
      Player Note
      Mike Miller Cle - SG,SF
      Injured
      W, 105-91 vs Mem
    • Corey Brewer sets career high w/ nine assists
      Corey Brewer scored 10 points and set a new career high with nine assists vs. the Lakers on Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, six rebounds and two steals in just 32 minutes.

      Advice: The Lakers' porous defense deserves some credit for Brewer's assist total, and he's been handling the ball far more than usual with Ricky Rubio (ankle) and Mo Williams (back) both on the sidelines. Brewer is essentially a steals specialist with enough upside to merit ownership in 12-team leagues, especially while Kevin Martin is on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:56 pm
       
      L, 100-96 vs Ind
    • Nick Young held to seven points in 24 minutes
      Nick Young was limited to seven points in 24 minutes off the bench in Sunday's road win, making 2-of-9 shots with one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He added just one rebound with two steals and wouldn't be worth owning if he didn't score at a prodigious clip -- fortunately for his owners, he'd averaged 17.7 points over the Lakers' past nine games. Young's offensive firepower is essential for the Lakers as the season progresses, making him a worthwhile player to own in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:08 pm
       
      Player Note
      Nick Young LAL - SG,SF
    • Jeremy Lin quiet in 20 minutes vs. Wolves
      Jeremy Lin came off L.A.'s bench again on Sunday, finishing a 100-94 road win vs. the Timberwolves with eight points, three rebounds, six assists and two steals in 20 minutes.

      Advice: The low playing time is a serious concern, but Lin was coming off a 14-point, eight-assist performance in 30 minutes on Friday and he has enough upside to be worth holding a few more weeks. There are no guarantees that Ronnie Price (two points, two assists in 25 minutes) will keep the starting PG job, though immediate changes are unlikely with the Lakers riding a three-game win streak. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 7:04 pm
       
      Player Note
      Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    • Gerald Green scores 15 points in start Sunday
      Gerald Green started in place of Goran Dragic (back) during Sunday's loss to the Thunder, scoring 15 points with seven boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He was the best player on the floor for the Suns, but still shot just 5-of-13 overall. It is unclear how much time Dragic will have to miss, but Green should be picked up in most leagues if he is available. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 6:58 pm
    • Gerald Green will start on Sunday vs. OKC
      Gerald Green will enter the starting lineup on Sunday with Goran Dragic (back) sidelined.

      Advice: Green usually performs when given the minutes, so he'll make for a quality play in daily leagues with Dragic sidelined. Eric Bledsoe will also see his value go up as he'll be tasked with running the Suns' offense, and Isaiah Thomas will benefit as well, as he’s bound for more minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 3:20 pm
    • Scott calls coaching Nick Young 'interesting'
      Lakers' head coach Byron Scott described coaching Nick Young as an "interesting" experience, but also "fun."

      Advice: "He cares about winning," Scott said. "That’s the thing I love about him the most. He’s a player that likes to play around and have fun and practice and enjoys playing... But when we lose games, he takes it pretty hard. That’s very important." Swaggy P, or I.D.M. (I don't miss) has been a bright spot for LA this season, and is currently averaging 15.7 points and 2.5 three-pointers per game. He's worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 12:07 pm
       
      Player Note
      Nick Young LAL - SG,SF
    • Mike Miller (concussion) out for Monday
      Mike Miller (concussion) is out for Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: He was able to do a little in practice on Sunday but is still not cleared for game action. There is a chance he could be available for Wednesday's game, but there is no reason for standard league owners to look his way. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 10:17 am
       
      Player Note
      Mike Miller Cle - SG,SF
      Injured
      W, 105-91 vs Mem
    • Mike Miller (concussion) seen practicing Sun
      Mike Miller (concussion) was seen practicing on Sunday.

      Advice: He is still not expected to be cleared until Monday, but it is good to see him in the final stages of the concussion protocol. Unless you are a deep league owner in desperate need of 3-pointers, you can leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 9:21 am
       
      Player Note
      Mike Miller Cle - SG,SF
      Injured
      W, 105-91 vs Mem
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo keeps improving game
      Giannis Antetokounmpo keeps improving his game, and has shown off a new ability to consistently get to the free throw line.

      Advice: "He's learning how to play without having to score the ball, say shooting threes or shooting jump shots," coach Jason Kidd said. "He can live at the free-throw line. Some of the top players in this league, that's what they do." The Greek Freak has already attempted 98 free throws this season, after attempting 202 all of last season. He is only going to get better as the season progresses and his ridiculous upside makes him worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 14, 9:05 am
    • Jodie Meeks plays 20 minutes on Saturday
      Jodie Meeks played 20 minutes against the Kings on Saturday with six points, two rebounds, two assists and four steals.

      Advice: The Pistons are 2-0 with Meeks, but he hasn't played well. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is not untouchable and the two are sharing minutes, so it's fair to expect their minutes to flip-flop soon. Meeks is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 9:42 pm
    • Wilson Chandler plays 31 minutes
      Wilson Chandler (illness) played 31 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday with nine points, nine rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: There are some trade rumors swirling on Chandler, which makes sense because he's playing well. Chandler is worth owning in standard leagues now, but a trade would likely destroy his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 8:43 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo has a nice night
      Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 points against the Clippers on Saturday with five rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and four turnovers.

      Advice: His scoring is coming around with at least 14 points in four straight and he does have 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks in that span, too. Antetokounmpo is shooting the ball well this season at 49.3 percent from the field and his improved shot selection has been a common thread all year. He's clearly trending up. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 7:41 pm
    • Wilson Chandler (illness) will play Saturday
      Wilson Chanlder (illness) will play in Saturday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: This is excellent news as the illness wasn't serious enough to make him miss any action. Chandler has run away with the starting small forward spot in Denver and has become a must-start option in all leagues. There are some rumors floating around about a trade to Oklahoma City, but a deal at this point looks unlikely and owners shouldn't be too concerned. Deploy him with confidence Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 10:23 am
    • Wilson Chandler (illness) probable Saturday
      Wilson Chandler (illness) is listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: Owners shouldn't be too concerned, as the illness isn't thought to be serious. Chandler has been fantastic this season, and has become a must-start option in fantasy leagues. His name has been floated around in trade rumors but it shouldn't have an impact on his play. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 9:14 am
    • Nick Young sprinkles swagger all over SA
      Nick Young hit 9-of-14 shots (including a crazy game-winner), six threes and hit all five of his free throws to finish with 29 points on Friday against the Spurs.

      Advice: We'll spare you all the Swaggy quotes from after the game because you're going to hear them everywhere else for a few days. Let's just say the man doesn't lack confidence and he makes a depressing basketball team much easier to watch. And he should be owned in all formats based on his solid late-round value when on the floor this year. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 12:48 am
       
      Player Note
      Nick Young LAL - SG,SF
    • Lin bounces back with 14 and eight vs. SA
      Jeremy Lin got back on track with 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting, two threes, two boards, eight assists and one block in 30 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Lin got a cut recommendation from us on Wednesday afternoon and it looks like we jumped the gun. With no real competition at the point guard position he should be owned until he goes through a cold streak of at least a week and probably more. He has mid-round upside and a late-round likelihood. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 12:45 am
       
      Player Note
      Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    • Wade scores season-high 29 points with flu
      Dwyane Wade played through an illness and scored a season-high 29 points in Friday's road win over the Jazz, hitting 10-of-16 shots (1-of-1 3PTs, 8-of-12 FTs) with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Wade sure didn't look sick tonight and these are the types of lines he needs to make up for his absences and somehow justify his ADP. Chris Bosh went for 22 and nine with a steal and two blocks as his excellent year continues, and Luol Deng scored 14 points with six rebounds, a steal and a three in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 12:33 am
       
      Player Note
      Dwyane Wade Mia - PG,SG
      Injured
      W, 100-84 vs Bos
    • Green scores three points in 21 minutes
      Gerald Green hit just 1-of-7 shots (1-of-6 3PTs) for three points, one rebound, one assist and one block in 21 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: This had nothing to do with the return of Isaiah Thomas -- Green was just bad. He's been worth owning in standard leagues and one game shouldn't change that, but he could become more of a borderline play as loses a handful of touches. In any event, he's going to be a boom or bust play on most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 13, 12:17 am
    • Meeks scores 12 points in season debut
      Jodie Meeks (back) scored 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting with one rebound, one assists and one steal in 22 minutes off the bench in his season debut on Friday.

      Advice: Stan Van Gundy said after the game that he is going to use Meeks on the ball this year and though we didn't see it last night, we did see that in L.A. last year and SVG obviously thought enough of Meeks to overpay him this summer. He looked good tonight and he's going to be relied upon to turn things around in Detroit, so owners would be wise to give him a very hard look and try to add him. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 11:02 pm
    • Brewer hands out eight assists on Friday
      Corey Brewer scored six points on 3-of-8 shooting with five rebounds, eight assists, four steals, one block and six turnovers in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Brewer's production may be a little funky from night to night but he's a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 10:34 pm
       
      L, 100-96 vs Ind
    • Vasquez scores 10 points with two threes
      Greivis Vasquez scored 10 points with two threes, four assists and one block in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Vasquez looked poised to be a late-round value after DeMar DeRozan's injury but it hasn't worked out that way. Folks were panicked after Landry Fields moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Cavs and Vasquez played just 13 minutes, but that looks like it was a matchup thing. The problem has simply been Vasquez's punchless output, and he doesn't have the body of work that fellow reserve guard Lou Williams has. Feel free to move on for a hot free agent, even if Vasquez should hang around the bottom of 12-14 team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 10:08 pm
    • Sweet Lou scores 26 points with five treys
      Lou Williams scored 26 points on 9-of-18 shooting (including five threes) with four rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Williams is a top 90-100 play on the season in just 21 mpg, which he is going to get on most nights while DeMar DeRozan is out. He's a must-own player right now, but expect inconsistency and see if he was dropped during this recent cold streak. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 10:03 pm
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Friday
      Dwyane Wade (illness) will play Friday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Get him active as Wade remains a must-start guy every time he's in the lineup. He also has a favorable matchup tonight against the Jazz, and although he's sick, he's still Dwyane Wade and worthy of consideration in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 4:26 pm
       
      Player Note
      Dwyane Wade Mia - PG,SG
      Injured
      W, 100-84 vs Bos
    • OKC after Wilson Chandler?
      The Thunder have inquired about acquiring Wilson Chandler from the Nuggets, according to Chris Mannix of SI.com.

      Advice: Nothing is imminent, the Nuggets are 10-12, and Danilo Gallinari is not healthy, so Chandler will likely be with the Nuggets for a little while longer. He's been fantastic with the Nuggets recently and a trade would destroy his fantasy value. If he gets dealt, Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur and Gary Harris would all benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 1:54 pm
    • Dwyane Wade (illness) doubtful for Friday
      Dwyane Wade (illness) missed shootaround and is doubtful to play Friday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: If Wade can't go, expect Mario Chalmers to return to the starting lineup and see a major increase in his offensive workload. Chalmers has been solid with the starting unit, boasting averages of 17.4 points, 6.5 assists, and 1.1 three-pointers per game, and he'll make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues if Wade is indeed ruled out. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 12, 10:34 am
       
      Player Note
      Dwyane Wade Mia - PG,SG
      Injured
      W, 100-84 vs Bos
    • George Hill (knee) participates in practice
      George Hill (knee, quad) was able to participate in his first semi-contact practice on Thursday, but remains without an official return date.

      Advice: Hill has not been able to go through a full practice yet, but this is an encouraging sign. He's going to step into a big role upon his eventual return to the lineup, but until then C.J. Watson and Rodney Stuckey will help fill the void. Given Hill's upside, he qualifies as a stash candidate, but owners will need to be patient, as he'll likely be eased back into things. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 12:48 pm
       
      Player Note
      George Hill Ind - PG,SG
      Injured
      W, 100-96 @ Min
    • Jodie Meeks expected to play Friday vs Suns
      Jodie Meeks (back) is expected to play against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: Meeks practiced again on Thursday while Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy added that he has, "no expectations, but we'll run him out there." Meeks will likely be eased back into the fold and split minutes with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, but he's worth a flier in standard fantasy leagues for this three-point shooting prowess. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 9:28 am
    • Mike Miller targeting Monday return
      Mike Miller (concussion) was seen taking shot after Cavs' shootaround and said he is feeling better, but won't be cleared until at least Monday.

      Advice: Miller won't be cleared until at least Monday, so he won't be available for Thursday's contest against Thunder. Miller has some value in deeper fantasy leagues due to his three-point shooting ability, but he can safely be left on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 9:11 am
       
      Player Note
      Mike Miller Cle - SG,SF
      Injured
      W, 105-91 vs Mem
    • Corey Brewer struggling with Wolves' rebuild
      Corey Brewer admitted that it's not easy playing on a rebuilding team like the Timberwolves.

      Advice: Brewer has been a stabilizing veteran presence on the injury-riddled Timberwolves, but he admitted on Wednesday that is hasn't been easy. "It’s tough for me, I’m not going to lie," Brewer said. "When I came back here, I wasn’t expecting this, to rebuild again. It comes with the territory. It’s business." The veteran is averaging 11.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 3.0 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 0.6 three-pointers over his last five games and is a must-start fantasy option while Kevin Martin is out. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 11, 7:30 am
       
      L, 100-96 vs Ind
    • Wilson Chandler stays hot with 17 points
      Wilson Chandler hit 8-of-17 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Chandler's line would have been better, but the starters were benched in the fourth quarter in the blowout win. Chandler's a must-start player right now, and Danilo Gallinari is showing no signs of stealing his job. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 10, 11:12 pm
    • Corey Brewer goes off in win over Blazers
      Corey Brewer torched the Blazers for 19 points, eight rebounds, five assists, five steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-11 shooting on Wednesday.

      Advice: He hit 10-of-10 free throws in his best game of the season and is averaging 11.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 3.0 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.6 3-pointers over his last five games. He's also had five steals in each of his last two, and along with Andrew Wiggins, is nearly a must-start for as long as Kevin Martin is out. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 10, 9:26 pm
       
      L, 100-96 vs Ind
    • Dwyane Wade will play against the Nuggets
      Dwyane Wade will play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has some headaches, but his hamstring sounds like it's fine. Wade should be very busy with the Heat this season and is posting a usage rate similar to what it was in his prime pre-LeBron James. Start him. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 10, 6:06 pm
       
      Player Note
      Dwyane Wade Mia - PG,SG
      Injured
      W, 100-84 vs Bos
    • Dwyane Wade warming up for Wednesday
      Dwyane Wade is warming up to play on Wednesday against the Nuggets.

      Advice: The Heat just pulled off a win on Tuesday at Phoenix and he looks good to go for the second night of a back-to-back set. We'll let you know for sure as soon as the team updates his status. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 10, 5:43 pm
       
      Player Note
      Dwyane Wade Mia - PG,SG
      Injured
      W, 100-84 vs Bos
    • Jeremy Lin doesn't like the Kobe idea
      When asked about Kobe Bryant playing point guard late in the game, Jeremy Lin said he doesn't expect to be in the game.

      Advice: "I’m assuming I won't be in the game if that’s the case," Lin said. The Lakers are really cooling on Jeremy Lin and he's played in just 20.6 minutes per game in his last four. It's about time to cut him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 10, 1:03 pm
       
      Player Note
      Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    • Jodie Meeks goes through full practice
      Jodie Meeks (back) went through a full practice on Wednesday and is on track to play on Friday.

      Advice: The Pistons are dying for a shooter with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope struggling. They overpaid for Meeks in the offseason and with their current need for scoring, he could bury a couple treys per game. If you need some triples and steals on your team, go ahead and give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 10, 11:52 am
    • Jeremy Lin (leg) struggling in bench role
      Jeremy Lin came off the bench again on Tuesday, finishing with just three points, four assists, one rebound and one steal in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Things are not looking good for Lin and the fact that he has lost his spot to Ronnie Price speaks volumes. He isn't a must-own player in standard leagues, but owners should give him a couple more games to turn it around before releasing him. Lin said on Sunday that he felt a "sharp pain" in his leg, which may still be bothering him, but there have been no indications that he will miss any time. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 9, 10:11 pm
       
      Player Note
      Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    • Gerald Green drops 19 points in 22 minutes
      Gerald Green dropped 19 points in 22 minutes on Tuesday, and finished with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: Green is one of the most electrifying players in the NBA when he is hot, and Tuesday was one of those nights. He shot 5-of-7 from 3-point range and displayed his athleticism on several occasions. While he is inconsistent, he should be owned in all formats for his ridiculous upside. The impending return of Isaiah Thomas (ankle) will dampen his value a little, but not enough to scare owners away. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 9, 9:23 pm
    • Dwyane Wade has decent game in win Tuesday
      Dwyane Wade had a decent game vs. the Suns on Tuesday, finishing with 16 points, six boards, five assists, two steals and one block in 35 minutes.

      Advice: He shot 7-of-15 from the field but made just 2-of-4 from the line, while committing five turnovers. Wade left the game at one point to get his ankle re-taped, but quickly returned and never skipped a beat. Owners should reasonably fret about Wade missing time as the season progresses, but he's still an elite asset when healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 9, 8:52 pm
       
      Player Note
      Dwyane Wade Mia - PG,SG
      Injured
      W, 100-84 vs Bos
    • Greivis Vasquez struggles w/ flu off bench
      Greivis Vasquez (flu) shifted to a bench role on Tuesday and finished a loss the Cavaliers with three points, two assists and one turnover in only 13 minutes.

      Advice: Lou Williams isn't a natural PG so Vasquez's temporary move to the starting lineup left Toronto's bench without "the head of the snake," to use coach Dwane Casey's description of Vasquez. He's been great in DeMar DeRozan's absence and fantasy owners should monitor his role over the next game or two before dumping him back onto the waiver wire -- there are no guarantees that Landry Fields will continue starting, as this may have been a one-game change vs. LeBron James and the Cavs. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 9, 6:49 pm
    • Lou Williams quiet in 20 mins off TOR bench
      Lou Williams had another quiet game on Tuesday, scoring six points with one 3-pointer, one rebound and four assists in 20 minutes off the Raptors' bench.

      Advice: Williams must be very efficient to impress fantasy owners, as he's averaging a mere 22 minutes per game as a reserve. His playing time has hardly budged since DeMar DeRozan's groin injury, so owners should be resigned to inconsistency from Lou Will. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 9, 6:48 pm
    • Mike Miller (concussion) out again Tuesday
      Mike Miller (concussion) sat out his third straight game on Tuesday.

      Advice: "Every day he goes through a series of small tests to gauge his improvement or lack thereof," coach David Blatt said. "So far, Mike is on schedule ... We are adhering strictly to the policy." Miller had re-emerged with a small bench role prior to his injury, but his only fantasy appeal is as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 9, 6:43 pm
       
      Player Note
      Mike Miller Cle - SG,SF
      Injured
      W, 105-91 vs Mem
    • Greivis Vasquez moves to Raptors' bench
      Greivis Vasquez was unexpectedly shifted to Toronto's bench on Tuesday.

      Advice: Landry Fields started and the move may have been made for defensive purposes vs. the Cavaliers, so there are no guarantees that it will be permanent. Vasquez was recently called "the head of the snake of the second unit" by coach Dwane Casey, however, so there's a chance he'll return to a backup role despite DeMar DeRozan's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 9, 4:19 pm
    • Jodie Meeks could play as soon as Friday
      Jodie Meeks (back) could play as soon as Friday, according to Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy.

      Advice: Van Gundy added that he needs to see Meeks practice over the next two days before he makes a decision, but there's a chance he could play against Suns on Friday. Meeks will enter a timeshare with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope upon his return, so while he's worth a flier for fantasy owners with an extra roster spot, he's not a must-add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 9, 9:15 am
    • Green scores 15 points off the bench
      Gerald Green scored 15 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 5-of-11 shots (including two threes) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Green won't usually get this much run when Isaiah Thomas (ankle) returns, but his season-long body of work is in the top 90-100 range and that means he should be owned in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 11:18 pm
    • Brewer puts up solid line including five STLs
      Corey Brewer had a productive night with 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting (no threes) with four rebounds, four assists and five steals in Monday's loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: Brewer hasn't been as good as owners hoped he would be following the Ricky Rubio injury, but he has picked it up since Friday and might be available in your standard 12-team format. With the Wolves banged up and a big window for him to be productive in, he should be owned in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 10:39 pm
       
      L, 100-96 vs Ind
    • Lou Williams scores 26 points in win over DEN
      Lou Williams scored a game-high 26 points against the Nuggets during a 112-107 overtime win on Monday, adding three rebounds, one assist and 3-pointers.

      Advice: His last 3-pointer was a dagger in overtime. Williams played 28 minutes tonight, which was big because he wasn't above 20 in two of his previous three games. Williams is going to be very inconsistent, but he should wind up holding low-end value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 9:30 pm
    • George Hill (knee) is still a few weeks away
      George Hill (knee) is still a few weeks away from returning, according to coach frank Vogel.

      Advice: He was a couple weeks away on Dec. 4, so he's going backwards. Rodney Stuckey will likely start for the rest of 2014 while C.J. Watson will also help off the bench. Donald Sloan is out of the rotation right now. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 2:26 pm
       
      Player Note
      George Hill Ind - PG,SG
      Injured
      W, 100-96 @ Min
    • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) starting to feel good
      Dwyane Wade (hamstring) said that he's feeling "better" since returning.

      Advice: "I'm still trying to get my legs back under me after missing two and a half weeks. So every game I feel like I'm getting a little better and I just want to continue," he said. Wade has been aggressive in attempting to score the basketball for the Heat since returning, and his owners certainly won't mind that one bit. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 7:46 am
       
      Player Note
      Dwyane Wade Mia - PG,SG
      Injured
      W, 100-84 vs Bos
    • Jeremy Lin may be dealing with leg injury now
      Jeremy Lin may now be dealing with a leg injury.

      Advice: In addition to getting demoted, Lin may now have an injury as well. In his postgame remarks to the media, Lin felt a "sharp pain" in his left leg before going back to the trainer's room for treatment. The Lakers can't afford any more injuries, especially at point guard, so this is definitely something to watch. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 7:13 am
       
      Player Note
      Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    • Jeremy Lin confident he can be better player
      Jeremy Lin said his initial tenure with the Lakers is not representative of him as a player.

      Advice: Lin cited all of the new things going on with the Lakers as one reason he's struggling, and he expressed a clear disappointment about losing his starting job in the process. Lin has had a few nice nights with the Lakers, but he's mostly struggled with both his game and confidence. We'd give Lin at least another three to four games to prove himself. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 6:51 am
       
      Player Note
      Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    • Nick Young: Boos 'well-deserved' at Staples
      Nick Young said Lakers fans were right to boo after Sunday's home loss to the Pelicans.

      Advice: The Lakers weren't competitive in the game, and the fans let them know about it. Everything is a mess with the purple&gold right now, and Byron Scott is searching for answers that simply don't exist on this makeshift roster. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 6:44 am
       
      Player Note
      Nick Young LAL - SG,SF
    • Jeremy Lin lousy in 20 minutes off L.A. bench
      Jeremy Lin played 20 minutes off the Lakers' bench on Sunday and finished with only three points on 1-of-5 FGs and 1-of-3 FTs.

      Advice: He added three boards and four assists with one turnover and zero steals, and is now averaging just 20.0 minutes over the Lakers' past three games. It's hard to envision Ronnie Price keeping the PG job and this demotion could just be a wake-up call for Lin, though he appears to have hit the 'snooze' button on Sunday. Fantasy owners in 12-team leagues and deeper should give him another week before making any drastic moves. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 9:26 pm
       
      Player Note
      Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 18 points Sunday
      Giannis Antetokounmpo had 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting in Sunday's road loss, while grabbing four rebounds with one assist, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He cruised through the paint for a ridiculous one-handed dunk which you can view via the link below, and was one of a few bright spots for the Bucks as they fell to 11-11 with the loss. Antetokounmpo's lack of 3-point range (combined 2-of-13 this season) is one reason he's only returning late-round fantasy value, but his unique across-the-board upside makes him a player to target as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 7:35 pm
    • Wilson Chandler scores 29 points in a loss
      Wilson Chandler carried the Nuggets on offense during a loss to the Hawks on Sunday, scoring 29 points with 10 rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: He has been playing more power forward lately and his 37 minutes were nothing new. Chandler has made at least three 3-pointers in each of his last five, averaging 18.6 points, 7.2 boards, 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks in that stretch. Danilo Gallinari is not going to get a big uptick in run, so Chandler is a must-start guy for the foreseeable future. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 3:41 pm
    • Jeremy Lin moving to the bench on Sunday
      Jeremy Lin will move to the bench against the Pelicans on Sunday.

      Advice: His 0-of-10 from Wednesday probably had a little to do with this, but the Lakers have just been destroyed on the perimeter. Lin's minutes shouldn't dip too much and a move to the bench might help his usage rate, so his owners shouldn't consider him as a must-drop or anything. He is the No. 110 player so far this season and will probably stay in that neighborhood. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 11:39 am
       
      Player Note
      Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    • Mike Miller (head) doubtful for Monday
      Mike Miller (head) did not play on Monday against the Nets.

      Advice: He is dealing with a concussion and is not likely to be cleared in time to play. His absence will mean more minutes for promising rookie Joe Harris, as well as Shawn Marion and Dion Waiters. Miller is not an asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 9:09 am
       
      Player Note
      Mike Miller Cle - SG,SF
      Injured
      W, 105-91 vs Mem
    • Corey Brewer has awful game on Saturday
      Corey Brewer slowed down during a 123-101 loss to the Spurs on Saturday with seven points, two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

      Advice: The Spurs put this game away in the third quarter and Brewer didn't get to play in garbage time. He was coming off a huge game on Friday and the Wolves are very shorthanded, so expect Brewer to be better on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 6, 9:39 pm
       
      L, 100-96 vs Ind
    • Gerald Green scores 16 points vs, HOU
      Gerald Green scored 16 points against the Rockets on Saturday with five rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He played a little more in the fourth quarter as the Suns were attempting to make a comeback. Green hasn't seen his minutes increase too much since Isaiah Thomas (ankle) went down, averaging just 23.2 minutes per game over his last five with averages of 13.8 points, 2.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 2.4 triples. He's a borderline player to own, but the highlight-reel plays make him a favorite to watch. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 6, 9:08 pm
    • Williams slow going against the Cavs
      Lou Williams scored just five points on 2-of-7 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Williams poured in 36 points against the Cavs a few weeks ago and they weren't going to let it happen again tonight. It hasn't been the best week for Sweet Lou but his overall value proposition hasn't changed and owners should exercise patience. Greivis Vasquez (four points, five assists, 2-of-11 FGS) and Terrence Ross (six points, six boards, one steal, one block, two threes) been better than Williams this week and they should also be owned in most, if not all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 5, 10:39 pm
    • Corey Brewer fills it up against the Rockets
      Corey Brewer had some extra ball-handling responsibilities against the Rockets on Friday, scoring 15 points with seven rebounds, six assists, two steals, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

      Advice: It's one of his best lines of the season and the Wolves allowed him to run a lot of plays tonight. There's no reason to think he won't have a similar chance to do the same on Saturday against the Spurs with Mo Williams (back) not traveling, so his fantasy owners should have him locked in to their lineups for that one. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 5, 10:07 pm
       
      L, 100-96 vs Ind
    • Jeremy Lin continues to struggle this week
      Jeremy Lin hit 5-of-8 shots (including a three) for 14 points but managed just two assists to round out his stat line in 19 minutes of action.

      Advice: Lin is going to deal with a lot of road bumps this year but when it's all said and done he's the only real point guard option the Lakers have. Just hang on, bench him when he gets real cold and try to lean toward using him in four-game weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 5, 9:21 pm
       
      Player Note
      Jeremy Lin LAL - PG,SG
    • Young holding ground as low-end play
      Nick Young scored 16 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 5-of-14 shots (1-of-3 from deep, 5-of-6 from the line) with three rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Young has moved into a late-round value and beat writer Mike Bresnahan said after the game that he thought Swaggy could take Wes Johnson's place in the starting lineup. That is probably a net positive for Young but it shouldn't shake up their respective values too much. Young is best used as a pure fantasy reserve with an eye on the second half of the season when attrition sets in for some of the injury prone and older Lakers. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 5, 9:08 pm
       
      Player Note
      Nick Young LAL - SG,SF
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