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    • James Harden listed with a shoulder injury
      James Harden is listed as probable for Tuesday against the Hawks with a shoulder injury.

      Advice: For the past three months, the Rockets listing a guy as probable has been pretty much meaningless, so Harden should be good to go. He's putting up historic numbers this season and has been the a top-two player in fantasy for almost any format this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:13 am
    • Nikola Mirotic is a must-add player
      Nikola Mirotic is expected to play more for the Bulls with the injuries to Jimmy Butler (elbow) and Taj Gibson (ankle).

      Advice: The entire season has been a wild ride for Mirotic. Whether or not coach Tom Thibodeau plays him at the three has been a tough subject to monitor. He played all of his minutes at small forward on Wednesday, but he only played two minutes at small forward in his last two games. Plus, don't forget the Bulls will also have to replace Jimmy's 21.6 usage rate along with his 38.9 minutes per game in the next 3-6 weeks while he's out. Regardless, MIrotic should be very attractive the next week or so without Taj Gibson. He should be owned in all leagues. Tony Snell's role is much, much clearer, which makes him the safer add right now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:06 am
    • Jimmy Butler (elbow) out approx. 3-4 weeks
      Jimmy Butler (elbow) is expected to miss three-to-four weeks with a sprain, but he will not need surgery, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

      Advice: The Bulls are officially calling it a Grade 2/3 ligament (ulnar) strain and a small bone impaction injury to the left elbow. Per beat writer KC Johnson, Butler will be evaluated on a weekly basis, and it's possible he'll return in under three weeks, but we're definitely looking at an extended absence for Jimmy Buckets. If he misses three weeks, there would be 11 regular-season games left. Without Butler, Tony Snell should move into the starting lineup and is a must-add in every format where he's available. Without Butler and Derrick Rose (knee), the Bulls are going to be slogging through the offensive end in the near future. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:38 am
       
      Injured
    • Henry Walker expected to get second 10-day
      The Heat are expected to sign Henry Walker ot a second 10-day contract, sources told Real GM.

      Advice: No surprise here. Bill.I.Am has made an impression during his short stint in Miami, and he'll continue to get a ton of opportunity with Chris Bosh out for the season and the Heat paper-thin behind Hassan Whiteside in the frontcourt. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:11 am
    • Pero Antic (knee) back at practice on Monday
      Pero Antic (knee) returned to practice on Monday.

      Advice: It doesn't sound like he's in danger of missing any additional time going forward, but we're going to keep him sidelined since he was dealing with an actual injury. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:08 am
       
      Injured
    • Tyson Chandler, Chandler Parsons out Monday
      Tyson Chandler (hip) and Chandler Parsons (ankle) are both out against the Pelicans.

      Advice: The Mavericks could once again go small with Dirk Nowitzki at center while starting J.J. Barea alongside both Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis in the backcourt, but it's also conceivable the team goes with a more traditional look and starts Bernard James at center. As for Parsons, Richard Jefferson should once again draw the start, and he's averaging 10.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.0 triples over eight games (29 minutes in that role). Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:10 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm vs NO
    • Birdman Andersen questionable for Monday
      Birdman Andersen (illness) is questionable to face the Suns on Monday.

      Advice: The Bird did not go through shootaround, so he may be grounded in the nest for this one. All terrible puns aside, his absence would mean more minutes for Hassan Whiteside with guys like Henry 'Bill' Walker and Michael Beasley filling the gaps if Miami goes small. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:36 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Goran Dragic (back) questionable for Monday
      Goran Dragic (back) is still being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Suns.

      Advice: Dragic really wants to play, but he's clearly hurting even though he did report some improvement. He did not participate in shootaround, an indication that The Dragon could be headed for a dreaded game-time call. If he's unable to suit up, Mario Chalmers would start and see all of the minutes he can handle with Shabazz Napier as his backup. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:33 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Brad Stevens praises Thomas' ability to drive
      Celtics coach Brad Stevens praised Isaiah Thomas' ability to penetrate into the lane as a key that makes him successful.

      Advice: "We started the season playing very skilled at the 4 and the 5, but I think the ability to get in the paint, again, off of his (Thomas’) creation — but then the next guy getting into the paint because of it — is probably the key," Stevens said. It's not just Thomas creating opportunities for himself, but also his teammates that have him faring so well in Boston. He's a must-own, must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:05 am
    • Brandon Knight (hip) expected to start Monday
      Brandon Knight (hip) is expected to start against the Heat on Monday.

      Advice: Knight left Saturday's game with a left hip pointer, but it doesn't sound serious if he's already ready to be back in the starting lineup. Gerald Green will head back to the end of the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:01 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Alec Burks traveling with Jazz while injured
      Alec Burks (shoulder) is traveling with the Jazz.

      Advice: Although he's out for the season, Burks is engaging in film studies and off-court activities to make the most of his time away from the floor. "It’s really good that he’s here, that he’s with us," Quin Snyder said. "He wants to be with us. He’s in the film sessions." Burks has ditched the protective sling for his shoulder and expects to make a full recovery before next season begins. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:56 am
       
      Injured
    • Marcus Morris gets technical rescinded
      The NBA rescinded a technical on Marcus Morris from Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: That leaves Morris now with seven technical fouls this season instead of eight, but it won't impact his fantasy value either way. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:42 am
    • Hornacek: Knight 'understands the game'
      Jeff Hornacek praised Brandon Knight because he "understands the game."

      Advice: "For myself, being a leader, directing guys, it's just putting them in the right positions and learning on the go and learning on the fly," Knight said. "If I talk myself through it, it looks like I'm leading but I'm kind of helping myself." Hornacek added that Knight is "willing to talk in practice," saying he's already been communicating with teammates about what needs improvement. By comparison, Eric Bledsoe plans to lead by example, "I keep on hearing everybody telling me I need to talk more...I'm pretty much going to go out there and do." Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:40 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Lillard: Things 'starting to turn around' now
      Damian Lillard said "things are starting to turn around" when asked if February was the worst shooting slump of his career.

      Advice: Lillard averaged 20.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.7 triples over nine February games, so it's not like he was completely useless. However, his 26.3 percent mark from deep was not typical, and that marked the second straight month he was under 30 percent from downtown. Lillard has started March at 60 percent from behind the 3-point line, but it's worth noting he's shooting a career-low 34.4 percent from distance while averaging a career-high 7.2 attempts per game. We know he won't stop shooting them. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:56 am
    • Derrick Rose says he'll return this season
      Derrick Rose (knee) said that he would return this season.

      Advice: Rose has already started his rehab and all reports have been tremendously positive since his outpatient surgery. While we're likely to get daily Rose updates for however long he's sidelined, it's important to remember that the earliest he'll return is at the back end of March. That doesn't leave a lot of time for him to contribute to fantasy owners looking to win their postseason matchups. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:27 am
       
      Injured
    • Morey: Rockets 'nowhere' without James Harden
      Rockets GM Daryl Morey said the team would be "nowhere" without James Harden.

      Advice: How's that taste, Dwight Howard? "We basically told the owner, ‘We should just give them everything. Like, literally, every possible thing that isn’t bolted down with the Rockets should be traded,’" Morey said. Harden is at the center of the MVP conversation and is arguably No. 1 on the totem pole depending on who you ask. The Harden trade was a franchise-altering move for Houston. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:22 am
    • Bradley Beal (leg) reports no pain in return
      Bradley Beal (leg) reported no pain following his first game back in Saturday's win over the Pistons.

      Advice: "I felt good, no pain" he said. "Just a little winded at the beginning." Beal shot just 2-of-10 from the field, but the fact the he had no issues after jumping right back in with 32 minutes of action is a great sign going forward. Get him back in your lineup if he's not already. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:11 am
    • Goran Dragic (back) questionable for Monday
      According to head coach Erik Spoelstra, Goran Dragic is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Suns after he dealt with back spasms during Saturday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: "He got hit in the back and that's why he was in the locker room," Spoelstra said. "He probably shouldn't have played in the second half. He just played through it. I kept on asking him if he was OK and he said he was... He gutted it out." Dragic will likely do everything in his power to be ready in time to face his former team, and we should be able to provide another update after the Heat's shootaround on Monday morning. If Dragic can't play, Mario Chalmers will be the primary beneficiary, while Shabazz Napier would likely see an uptick in minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:37 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Damian Lillard drops 31 points in win on Sun.
      Damian Lillard scored a game-high 31 points in a win over the Kings on Sunday, adding seven assists, four boards, one block and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

      Advice: This was actually Lillard's highest scoring game since he dropped 34 points against the Lakers on Jan. 11, and he has now attempted 20 or more shots in each of his last two games. As one of the league's most durable and consistent guards, he should be a top-10 fantasy asset for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:48 pm
    • James Harden drops 33 points in win over CLE
      James Harden kept up his torrid pace during Sunday's thrilling overtime win over the Cavs, notching 33 points (8-of-18 from the field, 15-of-18 from the line), eight rebounds, five assists, three steals, two blocks and five turnovers.

      Advice: This was Harden's NBA-leading 26th game with more than 30 points, and this performance will certainly help his case for MVP-honors. Harden also logged 42 minutes tonight, which would suggest that his ankle injury is no longer an issue. He's averaging 22.6 points, 8.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.6 three-pointers, since the All-Star break, while shooting 84.2 percent from the charity stripe on 11.4 attempts per game. Simply put, he’s a beast. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:52 pm
    • Nikola Mirotic scores career-high 29 points
      Nikola Mirotic was fantastic on Sunday, scoring a career-high 29 points on 11-of-23 shooting, to go with nine rebounds, two 3-pointers, one block, and two turnovers through 31 minutes of action.

      Advice: Taj Gibson (ankle) was seen leaving the arena in a walking boot, so it looks like Mirotic is going to get some additional time to produce for Chicago with Derrick Rose (knee) out, and Jimmy Butler's (elbow) status up in the air for Tuesday. What makes Mirotic's line even more impressive is that he was the only Bull to score a field goal during the entire fourth quarter, and he's well worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:54 pm
    • Jimmy Butler (elbow) scheduled for MRI Monday
      Jimmy Butler (left elbow) will have MRI on hyperextended left elbow on Monday.

      Advice: We'll continue to track Butler's status closely, and we're considering him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards. Tony Snell will likely draw the start if Butler is unavailable on Tuesday, and he's worth a speculative add in deep leagues with averages of 13.6 points and 2.7 three-pointers through the month of February. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:55 pm
       
      Injured
    • Update: Jimmy Butler (elbow) will not return
      Jimmy Butler (left elbow sprain) will not return for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: Butler will finish Sunday's game with 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting from the field, with two 3-pointers, two assists, two rebounds, and one turnover. The Bulls play again on Tuesday vs. Washington, and we'll be considering him questionable for that one. Tony Snell stepped up when Butler went down, scoring 10 points in the third quarter, and he'll be worth a look in deep leagues if Butler is forced to sit out on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:55 am
       
      Injured
    • Jimmy Butler (elbow) questionable to return
      Updating a previous report, Jimmy Butler has been diagnosed with a left elbow sprain and his return is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but the fact he's dealing with a sprain and not something more serious can be seen as a positive. Tony Snell will be the primary beneficiary if Butler is forced to miss any time. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:45 am
       
      Injured
    • Jimmy Butler leaves game with left arm injury
      Jimmy Butler was forced to leave Sunday's game vs. the Clippers with an apparent left arm injury, and his return is questionable.

      Advice: Butler injured himself running into a hard screen set by DeAndre Jordan, and was forced to immediately exit the game while clutching his left arm. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but Tony Snell will be in line for a healthy heaping of minutes if Butler is forced to miss any time. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:27 am
       
      Injured
    • Coach Thibs confident about Rose returning
      Head coach Tom Thiodeau said that he is confident Derrick Rose will return this season.

      Advice: "He'll get past this hurdle," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He has made it through two tough rehabs. This one will be much shorter, and he'll get back to being who he is." Rose is expected to be sidelined for anywhere from 4-6 weeks, and while it would be great to see him back in time for the NBA playoffs, he likely won't return quick enough to impact fantasy leagues. Aaron Brooks hasn't exactly been lighting it up, but he is still worth owing in most leagues as long as he continues to start in Rose's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:40 am
       
      Injured
    • Pero Antic is dealing with a sore knee
      Pero Antic was rested during Saturday's game vs. the Heat because he suffered a knee injury in a collision during Friday's game vs. the Magic.

      Advice: He has a very limited role off the bench and is averaging just 5.5 points and 3.0 boards in 16.3 minutes per game this season, so this news doesn't have a lot of fantasy implications. The Hawks are off until Tuesday against the Rockets, so we should be able to provide another update soon. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:20 am
       
      Injured
    • Brandon Knight out for game with hip injury
      Brandon Knight suffered a hip injury against the Spurs and will not return, finishing with just one point and two assists in 17 minutes.

      Advice: He missed all six of his attempts from the field and clearly wasn't himself tonight. There is no word on the severity of the injury, but we should know more soon. Gerald Green started the second half in place of Knight, and he will have an excellent shot to play big minutes if Knight misses any additional time. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:35 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Henry Walker launches 11 treys
      Henry Walker made his first start of the season on Saturday with 10 points, two rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

      Advice: He attempted 11 treys from behind the arc and coach Erik Spoelstra clearly wants to have him out there for spacing. Walker is actually on the radar in standard leagues and owners in deep leagues should give him a look, but he's still on a 10-day after all. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:14 pm
    • Goran Dragic struggles against the Hawks
      Goran Dragic went scoreless in the first half against the Hawks on Saturday, finishing with six points, three rebounds, six assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: It's been a bumpy ride for Dragic, but his averages still look fine. In his five games with the Heat, he averaged 13.8 points, 3.0 boards, 5.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.6 treys on 49.1 percent from the field. He should get even better and have a chance to be a third- or fourth-round guy. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:12 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Bradley Beal plays 32 minutes in return
      Bradley Beal played a surprisingly high 32 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday with eight points on 2-of-10 from the field with six rebounds, five assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He might have played a little more, but his shot was just off tonight and he wasn't helping his team much. Beal was doing most of his work on the perimeter, but there was no indication that he's still dealing with his leg issue and he was diving for loose balls in the fourth. He was only doing 3-on-3 before tonight and he should get a full practice in soon. Beal is a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:35 pm
    • Tyson Chandler (hip) won't play Saturday
      Tyson Chandler (hip) will not play on Saturday night against the Nets.

      Advice: Bernard James will be the starting center again tonight. Chandler is getting close to a return and he should be back at some point next week. Expect to see more Al-Farouq Aminu getting minutes at power forward, too. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:55 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm vs NO
    • Henry Walker to start, Udonis Haslem to bench
      Henry Walker will start at power forward against the Hawks with Udonis Haslem coming off the bench.

      Advice: With Chris Andersen out, Haslem needs to play backup center for the Heat tonight. Walker has been on a roll lately and he's quickly already climbing into the conversation for 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:17 pm
    • Chris Andersen (illness) out for Saturday
      Chris Andersen (illness) will not play against the Hawks on Saturday.

      Advice: The Heat are really going to have to get creative here with their minutes at the four and five. Expect to see a number of small-ball lineups next to Hassan Whiteside. Besides Whiteside, we might see more from Henry Walker and Michael Beasley. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:40 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Antic not going to play on Saturday
      Pero Antic will not play against the Heat on Saturday.

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

      Advice: The game tips at 7:30 EST, but the Heat are usually pretty good about providing an update. If he's out, there might be more of Udonis Haslem at the five. Obviously Hassan Whiteside is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:55 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce will play Saturday
      Bradley Beal (leg) and Paul Pierce (knee) will play against the Pistons on Saturday.

      Advice: The Wizards really need to win this game coming off a six-game losing streak. They said they wanted to have Beal practice more, but this might be a "desperate times call for desperate measures" case. Beal should be owned in all leagues, but he's not a complete must-start player because he is on a minutes restriction. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:18 pm
    • Derrick Rose (knee) starts rehab on Saturday
      Derrick Rose (knee) started his rehab on Saturday.

      Advice: His surgery wasn't nearly as severe as last time, so he's obviously not going to need five months like he did back in the 2013-14 season to allow his torn meniscus to heal. For what it's worth, Metta World Peace needed less than two weeks to return from a torn meniscus earlier in his career, so Rose's 4-6 week timetable is doable. Still, he's not worth owning because the Bulls will likely take it easy on him until the playoffs. Aaron Brooks has been a letdown, but he's still worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 11:24 am
       
      Injured
    • Tyson Chandler (hip) is a game-time decision
      Tyson Chandler (hip) will be a game-time decision on Saturday against the Nets according to head coach Rick Carlisle.

      Advice: Chandler wasn't able to play on Wednesday vs. the Hawks, but the good news was that he made it through a full practice on Friday. His owners will have to check back prior to tip-off before activating him in lineups, but he would still be a must-start option even if he is not 100 percent. Bernard James scored seven points with 11 rebounds and two blocks against the Hawks, and he would be the primary beneficiary if Chandler sits this one out. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:01 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm vs NO
    • Bradley Beal (leg) could return on Saturday?
      Head coach Randy Wittman left open the possibility of Bradley Beal (leg) playing on Saturday against the Pistons.

      Advice: Normally Beal would be required to make it through a full practice before returning, but coach Wittman said that it was not mandatory in order for Beal to play. "We’ll see in these next couple days," Wittman said before Friday's game against the 76ers. "He’s been going through simulations with all our players. All the hard running and stuff that needs to be done and then you check to make sure there’s no lingering effect the next day." We should know more on Beal's status closer to tip-off, so owners will want to check back for an update. Garrett Temple, Rasual Butler and Otto Porter will continue to see increased roles if Beal remains sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:16 am
    • Dragic goes for 20 and five in loss
      Goran Dragic scored 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in the Heat's loss to the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: Dragic has been a top-70 player so far in Miami and that's likely to rise as he gets comfortable and his role increases. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:33 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Damian Lillard scores 29 in huge win vs. OKC
      Damian Lillard scored 29 points during a 115-112 win over the Thunder on Friday with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He put up a bit of an under-the-radar month. In his nine February games, Lillard averaged 20.7 points, 4.4 boards, 5.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.7 treys on 47.1 percent from the field and 83.7 percent from the line. He actually struggled with his jumper this month, but shooting a sterling 83.7 percent at the rim carried him. The All-Star still has room for improvement. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:04 am
    • Jimmy Butler posts 28 & 12 against Minny
      Jimmy Butler scored 28 points on 11-of-19 shooting (6-of-7 FTs) with 12 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in the Bulls' 96-89 win over the Wolves on Friday.

      Advice: Butler did not hit a three but who cares when he's putting up numbers like these. He has returned top 6-12 value (9/8 cat) on a per-game basis this season and with Derrick Rose out of the picture for the most part he could theoretically improve on that. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:49 pm
       
      Injured
    • Mirotic plays 19 minutes despite Taj's injury
      Nikola Mirotic played just 19 minutes despite Taj Gibson (ankle) playing just nine minutes in Friday's game, finishing with eight points on 2-of-9 shooting, four rebounds, three assists and a block.

      Advice: Mirotic had a nice line on Monday with Gibson out due to an illness, but tonight showed how Tom Thibodeau doesn't fully trust him yet. Mike Dunleavy and Tony Snell got the bulk of the extra minutes tonight, but if Gibson misses any time then Mirotic's explosive fantasy game might see the light, regardless. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:18 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas at it again with 28 & 7 in win
      Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points on 9-of-22 shooting (2-of-8 3PTs, 8-of-10 FTs) with one rebound, seven assists and one steal in the Celtics' 106-98 win over the Hornets on Friday.

      Advice: Thomas has been a top-25 player in four games for the Celtics (top-60 in 9-cat), averaging 22.3 points in 27.7 mpg with 2.5 treys, 3.3 boards, 6.0 assists, 1.0 steals and a devastating 88.6 percent from the line on 8.8 attempts per game. He's hitting just 39.3 percent of his shots during that small sample and his playing time should continue to rise. Meanwhile the Celtics look like a transformed team and a fun potential No. 8 seed if they can keep it up. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:51 pm
    • James Harden (ankle) will start Friday vs. BK
      Updating a previous report, James Harden (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Head coach Kevin McHale said that he has no plan to limit Harden's minutes, but he will keep an eye on his ankle and make adjustments if he’s in any noticeable pain. Harden has been an absolute beast this season, leading the league in scoring with 27.2 points per game while chipping in 5.8 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 1.9 steals, and 2.7 three-pointers. Get him active for tonight's favorable matchup against the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:08 pm
    • James Harden (ankle) likely to play Friday
      Rockets' head coach Kevin McHale believes that James Harden (ankle) will suit up for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Harden is already a must-start guy every time he's in uniform, and with a very favorable matchup against the Nets, he's someone to strongly consider in daily leagues. He will be without a minutes restriction, and had a 30-point outing with a full line during his last matchup against Brooklyn, so make sure you have him on your active roster. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:21 pm
    • Tyson Chandler (hip) practices in full Friday
      Tyson Chandler (hip contusion) was a full participant during Friday's practice, Rick Carlisle said he'll be "a probable/questionable" for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Chandler said that he is hopeful to play on Saturday, and his return to practice is a step in the right direction. If Chandler is able to go, Bernard James will return to a bench role devoid of any fantasy value in standard leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:40 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm vs NO
    • Bradley Beal (leg) will not play on Friday
      Bradley Beal (leg) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: Beal still needs to go through a full practice before he can return to the court, so until that happens, he's not going to play. Garrett Temple, Otto Porter, and Rasual Butler will continue to split minutes at the two-spot with Beal sidelined, but the timeshare makes all of those guys too risky for use in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:08 am
    • James Harden (ankle) goes through shootaround
      James Harden (ankle) was able to go through shootaround, but he remains questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but if he's unable to go, Corey Brewer would likely slide into the starting lineup with Pablo Prigioni and K.J. McDaniels having the opportunity for extended minutes. As for the offense, Trevor Ariza, Josh Smith, Terrence Jones, and Donatas Motiejunas would all be asked to step up, and each of those guys would serve as quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:52 am
    • Rose's (knee) timetable set at 4-6 weeks
      Derrick Rose underwent a meniscectomy on Friday morning, and he is expected to make a full recovery in 4-6 weeks.

      Advice: Rose is full-weight bearing after undergoing the procedure, and he was able to walk out of the hospital. Rookie Doug McDermott had a similar procedure earlier in the year, and he was able to return to practice in four weeks, so things appear to be moving in a positive direction. If Rose is able to return at the four-week mark, he'll return for the final nine games of the season, however, he sits until the six-week mark he'll only be returning for the final three games of the season. Given Rose's tendency to be on the long-end of his recovery timetable, and the fact his minutes will likely be limited upon his return, owners in all re-draft leagues should probably just drop him at this point. Aaron Brooks will be the starting point guard and primary beneficiary with Rose sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:34 am
       
      Injured
    • Brandon Knight scores 15 points in win
      Brandon Knight played 48 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: While he did get a front-row seat of the Russ Westbrook Show, Knight looked good. He had a lot of ISO plays and he ran the offense a ton tonight, especially in transition. It's pretty clear coach Jeff Hornacek is going to stagger Knight's minutes with Eric Bledsoe, which should elevate his usage rate. Considering how many treys he's taking, his fantasy value shouldn't fall off too much. He should be viewed as a mid-round guy. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:40 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Bulls hopeful Rose will return this season
      Bulls Vice President John Paxson said on Thursday that he is hopeful that Derrick Rose (knee) will be able to return this season.

      Advice: Rose is set to undergo surgery on Friday morning at which point a firm timetable will be established, but the Bulls are hoping that this latest injury is just a minor setback. Owners might as well stand pat for now until we get more details after the surgery, but there is still a good chance that Rose misses significant time. Aaron Brooks will continue to start for the Bulls at PG in the meantime and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:58 pm
       
      Injured
    • Derrick Rose set to undergo surgery Friday
      Derrick Rose is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right knee Friday morning, and a timeline for his return will be announced following his procedure.

      Advice: Rose will undergo a meniscectomy, which is a procedure that will remove all or part of his torn meniscus, but it's worth noting that many within the Bulls' organization remain cautiously optimistic that Rose will be able to return at some point this season. We'll be following this story closely, but given the amount of time Rose has spent sidelined over the past three seasons, we're not as optimistic as the Bulls, and Rose can probably be dropped in standard leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Tyson Chandler (hip) hopeful for Saturday
      Tyson Chandler (hip contusion) said that he is hopeful to be able to suit up for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Chandler was unable to go on Wednesday, which resulted in Bernard James logging a season-high 27 minutes while putting up seven points, 11 rebounds and two blocks with the starting unit. If Chandler is again unable to go on Saturday, James would likely get another opportunity to start, and he'd make for a decent plug-and-play option with a favorable matchup against the Nets. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:49 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm vs NO
    • James Harden questionable for Friday vs Nets
      James Harden (ankle) did not practice on Thursday, and is questionable for Friday against the Nets.

      Advice: With Dwight Howard (knee) already out and Patrick Beverley (illness) also questionable, missing Harden on Friday would be a big blow to the Rockets. We'll update his status as soon as possible, but some combination of Trevor Ariza, Josh Smith, Jason Terry, and Beverley (if he plays) would have to pick up the slack for Harden if he has to sit out on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:06 am
    • James Harden limps out of arena after win
      James Harden suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter and played through it during a big 110-105 win over the Clippers on Wednesday, scoring 21 points with four rebounds, 10 assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: "It’s pretty sore right now, but I’ll get some rest tonight and ice it," Harden said. "Hopefully be ready to go Friday." He limped out of the arena and he is likely going to be on the injury report for Friday's game against the Nets. Meanwhile, Harden finally stuck it to the Clippers. In his career, the Clippers kept Harden to an NBA-low 13.4 points per game before tonight. He is leading the NBA in VORP (value over replacement player) and is right at the top of the list for MVP candidates. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:56 pm
    • Brandon Knight scores team-high 19
      Brandon Knight scored a team-high 19 points against the Nuggets during a 110-96 win on Wednesday with three rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's established a very nice rapport with Eric Bledsoe. In fact, Knight has passed the ball to Bledsoe more than any other player and he's also received more passes from him than anyone else, too. He's taken 19 attempts from deep in his last two games, which is a good thing based on his 40.4 percent from that range this season. Knight's value won't drop too much in standard leagues thanks to the added output in treys. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:07 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Bradley Beal (leg) hopes to play Friday night
      Bradley Beal (leg) is hoping to play Friday against the 76ers.

      Advice: The Wizards really need him right now, going 2-6 since Beal went down. He will almost certainly be on a minutes limit in his return and likely be in the 24-30 range. With Beal back, we'll see a lot less of Otto Porter and Garrett Temple. The frontcourt guys should also score slightly less. Beal should be owned in standard leagues as more of a stash. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:54 pm
    • Jimmy Butler has an underwhelming game
      Jimmy Butler didn't step up against the Hornets during a 98-86 loss on Wednesday with 14 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: He should have more on his plate with Derrick Rose (knee) out for the foreseeable future. Butler has really seen a huge boost in the past month even with Rose on the floor, so it should be interesting to see how he does now that he'll be running the offense a lot more. There's a very good chance Jimmy Buckets is a top-10 player the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:34 pm
       
      Injured
    • Henry Walker hits 3-of-13 shots in 33 minutes
      Henry Walker came off the bench and played 33 minutes in Wednesday's overtime win, but hit just 3-of-13 shots and 2-of-11 3-pointers for 10 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: The minutes were there, but his shot wasn't. If the Heat are going to keep giving him minutes, and it looks like they plan to, he's probably worth a flier in deep leagues. He played 21 minutes and scored 11 in his Heat debut on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:30 pm
    • Derrick Rose (knee) surgery may happen by Fri
      Derrick Rose is expected to have surgery on his torn medial meniscus "sooner rather than later," and it could happen as soon as Friday.

      Advice: Beat writer K.C. Johnson also confirmed that there's a growing belief the tear isn't as serious as the one Rose suffered in the same knee on Nov. 2013, which kept him out for nine months after surgery. This could be a small cartilage tear requiring a minimally-invasive procedure, but it's possible that Rose could have his meniscus removed to prevent future setbacks. We won't have a timetable until the surgery is performed, but owners in re-draft leagues can't afford to hold him with the fantasy playoffs looming a few weeks away. Aaron Brooks is an excellent pickup in Rose's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:55 pm
       
      Injured
    • Bradley Beal (leg) sits out seventh straight
      Bradley Beal (leg) will miss his seventh consecutive game on Wednesday.

      Advice: Beal traveled with the team and has been slowly ramping up his activity in recent days, leaving him questionable to return in Philly on Friday or at home on Saturday. Garrett Temple will earn another start at SG in his absence but he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:56 pm
    • Tyson Chandler out Wednesday with bruised hip
      Tyson Chandler will not play vs. the Hawks on Wednesday due to a left hip contusion.

      Advice: Chandler hurt himself while drawing a charge on Tuesday and he's also battling a sore left ankle. The diagnosis could be worse and we're considering Chandler day-to-day with his hip bruise, but it helps that Dallas doesn't play again until Saturday. Amare Stoudemire is resting on Wednesday, guys like Greg Smith, Bernard James and Charlie Villanueva will have to pick up the slack in the frontcourt. Smith is the best fantasy option of the bunch with Tyson out, but that's not saying much. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:12 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm vs NO
    • Isaiah Thomas to continue coming off bench
      Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that he isn't considering Isaiah Thomas as a starter, and he's happy with the backcourt combination of Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley.

      Advice: Thomas has averaged 21.0 points, 3.0 triples, 3.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 steals in two games with Boston, despite playing only 26 minutes off the bench. He's a must-start fantasy player whether he's starting or leading the second unit, and his presence is a drag on Smart's fantasy outlook. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:02 pm
    • Derrick Rose to have surgery sooner, not later
      Derrick Rose's medial meniscus tear is not as severe as it was in 2013 and he is expected to have surgery sooner rather than later.

      Advice: Additionally, the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson added some notes this morning: Rose was told after first surgery last season of possibility another tear could happen and that "snip" procedure likely then. He also opted for meniscus to be reattached rather than removed in 2013, but the snipping procedure tends to have a shorter rehab. There's no timetable for his return, but sadly his fantasy owners can cut him in all redraft leagues. Aaron Brook is likely to score more from the point guard spot and is worth a look in standard leagues. Meanwhile, expect Jimmy Butler to really step up. Butler saw a massive increase in production the last time Rose went down, but he's grown immensely since and could have another boost. Tony Snell has also been on a tear and is worth watching. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:50 am
       
      Injured
    • Tyson Chandler dealing w/ hip flexor injury
      Tyson Chandler injured his hip flexor during Tuesday's 99-92 win vs. the Raptors, which he finished with four points, seven rebounds, three steals and one block in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Chandler is still getting over a recent ankle injury and he hurt his hip while drawing a hard charge on Tuesday, but so far there's no suggestion that he'll sit out Wednesday's game vs. Al Horford and the Hawks. We'll leave him off the injury report unless a pessimistic update surfaces after the Mavs' shootaround. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:23 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm vs NO
    • Report: Derrick Rose has torn right meniscus
      Derrick Rose will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the Bulls announced on Tuesday.

      Advice: This is heartbreaking news for the former MVP, who was just regaining his rhythm after recovering from a torn medial meniscus in his right knee last season. The Bulls will announce an official timetable after he has surgery but it's probable that he's done for the season, including the playoffs. He originally tore his meniscus last November and didn't play in a game until suiting up for FIBA in late August, a nine-month timetable which may be even longer this time considering his lengthy injury history. The only good news is that according to beat writer K.C. Johnson, "[The] initial belief is that this tear is not as extensive as tear in November 2013." Aaron Brooks, Kirk Hinrich and E'Twaun Moore will do their best to fill the void at PG in his absence, with Brooks and Hinrich standing out as the best speculative fantasy pickups. Get well, D-Rose. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Bradley Beal (leg) will not play on Tuesday
      Bradley Beal (leg) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors, as expected.

      Advice: Garrett Temple will stick in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game, however, he'll be splitting minutes with Rasual Butler and Otto Porter Jr., making all three guys a risky play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:33 pm
    • Rose limited at practice, will play Wednesday
      Derrick Rose had some overall soreness and was limited during Tuesday's practice, but he is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: Rose has been struggling with his shot for much of the season, and he has only hit 40.5 percent of his shots through the month of February with averages of 17.3 points, 5.8 assists and 1.0 three-pointer per game. He will however draw a favorable matchup against Mo Williams of the Hornets for Wednesday's game, so he has a chance of bouncing back from Monday's disappointing 1-of-13 shooting performance. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:29 am
       
      Injured
    • Bradley Beal present at Wizards' practice
      Bradley Beal (leg) was present at Wizards' practice on Tuesday, but only participated in individual drills.

      Advice: While Beal seems to be inching closer to a return, it doesn't sound like that's an imminent possibility. Barring a miracle, we'll consider him out for Tuesday's game against the Warriors with a Saturday return looking like the more likely scenario. There isn't a direct fantasy beneficiary in Beal's absence, so Garrett Temple, Otto Porter, and Rasual Butler can all stay on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:31 am
    • Isaiah Thomas relishes victory over Suns
      Isaiah Thomas said it felt good to beat his former team on Monday night as the Celtics beat the Suns in Phoenix.

      Advice: Thomas led the Celtics to victory with 21 points and relished beating the team that traded him last week. "It felt good to beat the team that traded you away," Thomas said. "I just love the big moment. I want to be the hero. IT2 will see plenty of run with the C's and has top-25 fantasy upside the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:18 am
    • Knight scores 20 points w/ four 3PMs in start
      Brandon Knight moved into the starting lineup in the Suns' 115-110 loss to the Celtics on Monday, scoring 20 points on 8-of-19 shooting (4-of-11 from deep) with one rebound and four assists in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Knight is going to produce more like a shooting guard than a point guard in Phoenix, and it's fair to wonder if he'll keep up with the gaudy rebounding totals. He did not have a steal or block or go to the free throw line at all, but altogether the increase in 3-point attempts will go a long way toward keeping his value from dipping too much. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:07 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Morris quiet in 18 minutes on Monday
      Marcus Morris played just 18 minutes on Monday, scoring five points on 2-of-8 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: Morris logged 33 minutes on Saturday and this derails the small amount of momentum he had made. If he heats up we'll let you know, but he's just a deep league asset at this time. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:58 pm
    • The Pizza Guy delivers in win over the Suns
      New Celtics PG Isaiah Thomas returned to Phoenix just a week after he was traded away, carving up the Suns for 21 points, seven assists, three treys and one steal in 27 minutes.

      Advice: It's clear the Celtics are going to rely on Thomas to generate much of their offense and though they could decide to hold his minutes in the 27-30 range, it wouldn't be surprising if he's running starter's minutes sometime soon. He has top-25 upside and he's probably looking at early round returns no matter what, as now the Suns join the Kings in looking silly for letting the Pizza Guy go. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:35 pm
    • James Harden scores 31, triple-doubles
      James Harden strengthened his case for MVP during a 113-102 win over the Wolves on Monday, scoring 31 points with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, four blocks and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's just the sixth player since 1985 to put up a 30-point triple-double with at least four blocks. The Rockets didn't have Patrick Beverley (illness) tonight and it was all Harden all the time. Harden's numbers in his last 10 are ridiculous, averaging 27.1 points, 6.8 boards 7.0 assists, 1.9 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.7 treys. He and Russell Westbrook are the two biggest stat machines in the NBA. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:40 pm
    • Nikola Mirotic drops 16 & 14 on the Bucks
      Nikola Mirotic scored 16 points on 4-of-11 shooting (2-of-6 from deep, 6-of-8 from the line) with a career-high 14 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 31 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Mirotic got the extra run because Taj Gibson (illness) was out and it's a reminder that he'll be a very nice fantasy player if ever given consistent minutes. For now, he's a gambler's stash at best. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:36 pm
    • Goran Dragic looks much better with 23 & 10
      Goran Dragic showed why the Heat traded for him on Monday with 23 points, two rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He only had one assist in his Heat debut on Saturday and was on the other end of the spectrum tonight. Dragic was highly involved in the offense and he should add plenty more double-doubles with his new team. He's one of the best point guards in the paint, which should complement the rest of the starters. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:15 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Henry Walker scores 11 points
      Henry Walker made his season debut on Monday with 11 points, one rebound and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

      Advice: It was his first game since 2012 and he looked pretty good out there. Walker had a sweet dunk driving down the lane and hit a couple treys in the first quarter. He's only on a 10-day deal, but he could get another 10-day based on tonight. He's not worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:06 pm
    • Bradley Beal doing some jumping
      Bradley Beal (leg) said he has been "running and jumping a little bit" in some on-court drills.

      Advice: He said he has no soreness in his leg and "it's just a matter of time now" for him to return. Even with the positive news, we would still consider him doubtful to play on Tuesday against the Warriors. Perhaps he has a chance to return on Saturday following a three-game road trip. Beal should be stashed in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:31 pm
    • Brandon Knight starting, Gerald Green benched
      Brandon Knight will start against the Celtics on Monday with Gerald Green moving to the bench.

      Advice: Knight didn't look great in his debut and was forcing the issue a bit, scoring 13 points with five assists in 25 minutes. He is going to play off the ball and he should slot into Goran Dragic's role from last season -- Dragic played 35.1 minutes per game last season. Knight probably won't be as great as he was with the Bucks, but he should become a must-start player once he figures out how to play with his new team. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:37 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Jimmy Butler playing through thumb injury
      Jimmy Butler is playing through a thumb injury, but he's not in danger of missing any time.

      Advice: This is the first we've heard of a thumb injury for Butler. Taj Gibson inadvertently revealed Butler is dealing with the concern over the weekend, and Butler said he "can't remember" if there was a more serious injury than just a sprain. Butler also added that he was feeling better and didn't think he'd need offseason surgery, but he continues to wear a protective splint on it for now. It's something to monitor as we progress down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 9:29 am
       
      Injured
    • Brandon Knight must adjust to two-PG system
      Brandon Knight admitted he'll need to adjust to playing off the ball.

      Advice: "It will be something I have to get used to," Knight said. "It's just a matter of playing basketball and making winning plays, whether on or off the ball." After dealing two of their point guards at the trade deadline, the Suns are once again banking on playing two point guards in the same backcourt, though Knight and Eric Bledsoe are a much different version than the previous pairing of Bledsoe and Goran Dragic. Knight also admitted the trade initially caught him off guard, so he's just like the rest of us in that regard. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 8:44 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Spoelstra wants to make Dragic comfortable
      Erik Spoelstra said of his "biggest priorities" is to make Goran Dragic "feel comfortable as soon as we can."

      Advice: "It was tough. Sometimes you didn’t know where to go," Dragic said of his debut with his new teammates. Spoelstra also said that the Heat want to "play to his strengths" when talking about Dragic's acclimation, and it will be an adjustment process for all involved. Even Dwyane Wade admitted it will take some time to play with another guy who can create off the dribble, and it sounds like the Heat will be tinkering with their new look for at least the next several contests. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 7:12 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Isaiah Thomas scores 21 points in Celts debut
      Isaiah Thomas looked good in green during his Celtics debut on Sunday, posting 21 points, three 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in just 25 minutes before being ejected in the fourth quarter.

      Advice: He was dealing with a minor illness, according to coach Brad Stevens, and should see his role increase steadily as he adjusts to his new team in Boston. A starting job is almost inevitable, though Thomas should see an uptick in playing time and usage rate no matter where he begins the game. Boston has him under contract for a reasonable $19.3 million over the next three seasons (through 2017-18), so they have plenty of incentive to feed him minutes over the final two months of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 10:00 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas (illness) will play on Sunday
      Isaiah Thomas is feeling under the weather, but he is going to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: Thomas is set to come off the bench in his Boston debut behind Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley, but it's going to be interesting to see what coach Brad Stevens does with his rotations. Thomas should still see plenty of run in a bench role, so he's still worth holding onto in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 5:11 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas will come off bench on Sunday
      Isaiah Thomas will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

      Advice: It looks like Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley's job is safe for now, and it will be interesting to see what head coach Brad Stevens does with his rotations in the coming weeks. Thomas should still see plenty of run even in a bench role, so he's still worth owning in all leagues. Check back after the game to see how he fares. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 11:10 am
    • Isaiah Thomas going through shootaround
      Newcomers Isaiah Thomas, Jonas Jerebko and Luigi Datome are all going through shootaround and look set to play against the Lakers on Sunday night.

      Advice: They weren't able to meet up with the team in time to play on Friday, but all signs point to them being activated tonight. It's going to be interesting to see how Thomas fits into the rotation along with Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley, so owners will want to keep a close eye on this in the coming days. Jerebko may see a few minutes with Jared Sullinger (foot) out for the season, but Datome will probably be buried on the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 10:43 am
    • James Harden scores 20 points in win
      James Harden scored 20 points to snap a two-game losing streak during a 98-76 win on Saturday over the Raptors, adding five rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He has multiple steals in each of his last six games and climbed to No. 3 in the league in steals because of it. In that span, he averaged 28.8 points, 6.8 boards, 6.7 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.5 treys on 47.0 percent from the field and 78.0 percent from the line. Harden also has an identical assist percentage and usage rate in that span at 30.5 while the Rockets are running at a pace of 101.6 possessions per 48 while he's out there -- the Warriors lead the NBA in pace at 101.1 per 48. Harden is an MVP candidate. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 10:48 pm
    • Brandon Knight scores 13 points
      Brandon Knight had a mediocre outing in his first game with the Suns, scoring 13 points with five assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

      Advice: It might be hard to believe, but the Suns have a messier guard rotation now than when they did before their trades -- that should change soon. Knight did have the ball in his hands while he was out there, so this game isn't necessarily too discouraging. A lot of fantasy owners might freak out about Knight coming off the bench, so you might be able to get him pretty cheap. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 8:14 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Marcus Morris steps up again
      Marcus Morris played 33 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday with 17 points, two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It's clear he is going to benefit with Goran Dragic out of town. The Suns used about 17 percent of their possessions with three-guard sets, so that really opens up some minutes at forward. Morris scored 14 points in 25 minutes on Friday and has shot the ball over 53 percent in each of his last two. He's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 8:04 pm
    • Goran Dragic has a slow start to Miami career
      Goran Dragic didn't play well in his first game with the Heat on Saturday during a 105-91 loss to the Pelicans, scoring 12 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Heat offense was lost tonight with a lot of guys standing around Dwyane Wade (19 points, four rebounds and four assists) The Heat also used a lot of three-guard lineups tonight, which was a big complaint from Dragic in Phoenix. He obviously gets a pass here and should be better on Monday against the 76ers. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:37 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Brandon Knight coming off bench, Green starts
      Brandon Knight will come off the bench against the Bulls on Saturday night with Gerald Green remaining in the starting lineup.

      Advice: The Suns used Archie Goodwin as their backup point guard on Friday, so it at least makes some sense to play Knight off the bench at least until he gets on the same page. Before his breakout season this year, Knight's assist:turnover ratio was a disaster and he did play off the ball a lot in his Pistons days, so he could wind up starting at shooting guard soon. He will likely suffer a slight hit on total value, but he should thrive as the main guy in the second unit for now. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 3:40 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm @ Mia
    • Enter the Dragon: Goran Dragic will start
      Goran Dragic will start against the Pelicans on Saturday.

      Advice: "We brought him here to play. We brought him here to start," coach Erik Spoelstra said. Dragic and the Heat will play at a faster tempo and the former Sun should be operating with the ball a lot more. He also played next to some floor-spacing guys, so it'll be interesting to see how he fits in with some new guys. Obviously, he should see a full complement of minutes and is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 2:58 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Goran Dragic will play on Saturday night
      Goran Dragic will play against the Pelicans on Saturday night.

      Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra also said he expects to see the Heat increase their pace.That's a great sign all around because the Heat rank dead last in the NBA in pace this season. With Dragic in the mix, Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier will lose playing, which is too bad after both played very well on Friday. Dragic should see his fantasy value increase and it'll go up even higher when the Heat rest Dwyane Wade. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:46 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Jimmy Butler picks up where he left off
      Jimmy Butler hit the ground running to start the second half on Friday against the Pistons, scoring 30 points with five rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

      Advice: Butler really put on an offensive show tonight and his ability to score off the dribble seems to get better every time out. He did miss the final game of the first half due to a shoulder injury, but there was no indication it was bothering him tonight. There is nothing to worry about here and his owners can just enjoy the ride. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:13 pm
       
      Injured
    • Isaiah Thomas not expected to play Friday
      Isaiah Thomas is flying to Boston on Friday and isn't expected to have a physical until Saturday, leaving him unlikely to play on Friday night.

      Advice: That should mean plenty of run for Evan Turner, Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley tonight against the Kings. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 2:49 pm
    • Goran Dragic aiming for Saturday
      Goran Dragic is hoping to make his Heat debut on Saturday, meaning he will not play Friday vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: If the Dragic brothers, and other players involved in the trade, all pass their physicals, look for Goran to start on Saturday. In the meantime, Mario Chalmers could have a big game Friday for the shorthanded Knicks. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:40 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Pho
    • Henry Walker not available for Heat Friday
      Henry Walker (formerly known as Bill Walker) will not play for the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: He's joining the Heat on a 10-day contract, but won't play tonight. With Chris Bosh also out of action for Miami, look for a heavy dose of Hassan Whiteside, Udonis Haslem, Luol Deng, James Ennis and Chris Andersen. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:37 am
    • Report: Heat sign Henry Walker to 10-day deal
      The Heat have reportedly signed swingman Henry Walker (former Bill Walker) to a 10-day contract.

      Advice: Miami currently has two open roster spots following Thursday's trade that netted them the Dragic brothers, however, Walker has been out of the NBA since the 2011-12 season, and he's extremely unlikely to offer any fantasy value to any teams. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 7:17 am
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