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    • Zach Randolph drops 21 and 18 on OKC in win
      Zach Randolph logged his 12 consecutive double-double against the Thunder during an 85-74 win on Saturday, scoring 21 points with 18 rebounds, three assists and one block in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He made just 8-of-20 from the field in his worst game based on field goal percentage in 2015. Randolph averaged 20.0 points and 13.7 boards on 58.5 percent from the field in his previous 10 and is playing a little better than expected right now. It's not a bad idea to try and sell high while he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      39 minutes ago
    • Tim Duncan scores just four points in loss
      Tim Duncan scored just four points in a loss to the Clippers on Saturday, adding eight boards, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He tied his season-low for points in a game tonight, and it was obvious that he struggled to keep up with the athleticism of the Clippers. While Duncan will play much better than this on most nights, don't be surprised if coach Gregg Popovich starts to reduce his minutes in order to keep him fresh for the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      51 minutes ago
    • Matt Bonner returns to bench role Saturday
      Matt Bonner shifted to the bench for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers, chipping in with one rebound in eight minutes of action.

      Advice: Tiago Splitter moved back into the starting lineup for this one, but no lineup is permanent when coach Gregg Popovich is at the helm. Neither Bonner nor Splitter will have large enough roles to matter in most leagues, so they can be left on the wire with confidence. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:07 pm
    • Kevin Love scores 14 with 17 boards
      Kevin Love scored 14 points with 17 rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in his return to the Target Center on Saturday.

      Advice: There was a mixture of boos and cheers for Love and the Wolves did give him a tribute video in his return. Love's offseason wasn't great and he made it clear he didn't want to be in Minnesota anymore. As for this season, he's having a tough time staying healthy and has been benched down the stretch on multiple occasions. Still, he can be viewed as a top-25 fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:03 pm
    • Tiago Splitter returns to starting lineup
      Tiago Splitter returned to the starting lineup in place of Matt Bonner for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers, scoring eight points with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 17 minutes.

      Advice: Splitter and Bonner have practically rotated in and out of the starting lineup recently, but coach Gregg Popovich wasn't about to let Bonner go up against DeAndre Jordan in this one. Splitter was actually a DNP-CD on Wednesday, so the uncertainty of his role moving forward will make him very tough to own in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:02 pm
    • Andre Drummond goes for 11 & 16 in win
      Andre Drummond had 11 points, 16 rebounds, a steal and three blocks on 5-of-11 shooting in Saturday's win over the Rockets.

      Advice: With Dwight Howard out, Drummond and Greg Monroe had free reign in the paint. Of course, Drummond only hit 1-of-7 free throws, but has now racked up 15 or more boards in four straight home games. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:53 pm
    • DeAndre Jordan grabs 19 boards with 4 blocks
      DeAndre Jordan grabbed 19 boards on Saturday against the Spurs, adding eight points, one assist, one steal and four blocks in 31 minutes.

      Advice: The guy is just a stud, and he completely controlled the paint all game long. Jordan will continue to be among the league leaders in field goal percentage, blocks and rebounds for the rest of the season, so there's no reason to sell-high. If he ever improves his free throw shooting, his ceiling is going to be insane. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:50 pm
    • Greg Monroe plays well in win over Houston
      Greg Monroe had 19 points, 12 rebounds and a block on 7-of-12 shooting in Saturday's win over the Rockets.

      Advice: Monroe now has racked up four straight double-doubles and has hit double digits in rebounds in eight straight games. The Pistons were hot once Josh Smith left town, but had lost four straight before tonight's win. However, Drummond has been money ever since Smoove was sent packing. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:47 pm
    • Blake Griffin drops 31 points with 13 boards
      Blake Griffin scored 31 points with 13 boards, five assists and one block in 35 minutes in a win over the Spurs on Saturday.

      Advice: Griffin's rebounding hasn't been spectacular this season, as this was just the third time in January that he collected double digit rebounds in a game. Having said that, his owners have to be pleased with this line, as he was able to shoot 12-of-21 from the field and connect on all seven of his free throws. As long as Griffin continues to score efficiently, his owners won't be too concerned about his lack of rebounds and blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:42 pm
    • JaVale McGee plays 16 minutes Saturday
      JaVale McGee logged 16 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Hornets, finishing with eight points, one board and two blocks.

      Advice: His playing time will likely hover around 15 minutes per game for the foreseeable future as the Nuggets will want to make sure that he remains healthy. Unless you are in a ridiculously deep league and are desperate for blocks, McGee is not a reliable fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:25 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng has quiet game off the bench
      Gorgui Dieng played 20 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday with four points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He had a bad game and missed all three attempts from the field. Dieng's minutes are likely going to be in the low 20s while Nikola Pekovic is healthy, but he's still able to put up late-round value even in that amount of playing time. Plus, he becomes a top-40 guy when Pek goes down. A savvy owner would try to buy low now before Pek misses time, which seems like a matter of when not if. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:20 pm
    • D-Mo stays hot in Rockets loss to Pistons
      Donatas Motiejunas hit 10-of-13 shots for 21 points, four rebounds and three assists in Saturday's loss at Detroit.

      Advice: Dwight Howard is expected to miss a month with his knee injury, so D-Mo's not going anywhere. Some blocks, steals and more boards would have been nice, but at least he shot lights out. He racked up a career-high 26 points with 12 points and three 3-pointers on Friday night, so it's clear he's in the zone right now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:20 pm
    • Al Horford scores 23, Hawks win 19th in a row
      Al Horford had another magnificent game during a 91-85 win over the 76ers on Saturday, making 10-of-16 from the field for 23 points with 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks.

      Advice: That's the Hawks 19th win in a row and they're already at 40 wins on the season. As for Horford, he has been ridiculous in his last 10 games, making 69.8 percent from the field for averages of 18.6 points, 8.4 boards, 5.1 assists, 1.4 blocks and 0.8 steals. He's also made 84.6 percent from the line and is an absolute monster. He's been a top-five fantasy player in that span. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:10 pm
    • Cody Zeller scores career-high 21 points Sat
      Cody Zeller scored a career-high 21 points in a win over the Nuggets on Saturday while adding eight boards, three assists, three steals and two blocks in 32 minutes.

      Advice: It was arguably the best offensive game of his career, as he was able to connect on 10 of his 11 shots from the field. Marvin Williams' (head) absence opened up some extra minutes tonight, but Zeller definitely made the most of his opportunity. If you're in need of a big, it's not a bad idea to take a flier on Zeller. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:06 pm
    • Robin Lopez (hand) said he could play now
      Robin Lopez (hand) indicated on Saturday that he could play right now if he needed to, but said that it's not his decision to make.

      Advice: He's been out since Dec. 15, so this is definitely a good sign that his recovery went well. Lopez likely won't return until after the All-Star break, so his owners should continue to wait patiently for now. If you have some dead weight on your roster, Lopez is worth a look as a stash. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:52 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 95-88 @ Mil
    • Amir Johnson scores 17 points in full line
      Amir Johnson scored 17 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

      Advice: He had a toe issue from Friday, but it obviously didn't affect him tonight. Johnson was floundering before with back-to-back six-point games on Tuesday and Wednesday, but he had a 24-point outing on Friday and this gem today. His owners are back in business and he's worth a look while he's hot right now. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:07 pm
    • Ty Chandler has 20 points vs. Magic
      Tyson Chandler scored 20 points with nine rebounds, two assists and one block against the Magic on Saturday.

      Advice: He was scoring more before Rajon Rondo (head) arrived, so it makes sense he almost had a season high in scoring tonight. Chandler had a nice January with averages of 10 points and 12 boards this month, so his owners can keep him locked into their lineups. It's also a nice little bonus he's been healthy this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:51 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng to bench on Saturday
      Gorgui Dieng will come off the bench on Saturday against the Cavs.

      Advice: First things first, do not even think about dropping Dieng. He's a wonderful per-minute player in fantasy leagues and he should see minutes in the mid-20s. He's still likely to put up mid-to-late round value. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:53 pm
    • Lavoy Allen (knee) out for a little while
      Lavoy Allen has a left knee strain and will be out for a little while.

      Advice: He is out for at least the next two games and it could be until the All-Star Game. The Pacers may play more of Luis Scola to offset the loss. He's still not worth owning in most leagues, though. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:10 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 99-94 vs Sac
    • Amir Johnson will play on Saturday night
      Amir Johnson (toe) will play against the Wizards on Saturday.

      Advice: He is having a nail issue on his big toe, but this isn't something that should affect him once he gets the adrenaline pumping. Fantasy owners can use him like they normally would and dial down the expectations for Patrick Patterson. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:50 pm
    • Amir Johnson (toe) is uncertain for Saturday
      Amir Johnson (toe) is up in the air for Saturday against the Wizards.

      Advice: His left big toenail fell off and he played through it yesterday. There has been no indication that Johnson won't play, so his owners can pencil him in as a starter for now. We'll have an update later. If he can't go, Patrick Patterson becomes an intriguing option, especially with Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) also hurt. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:08 pm
    • Joel Freeland out again on Saturday
      Joel Freeland (shoulder) will not play against the Bucks on Saturday.

      Advice: He has been out since Jan. 3 with his shoulder issue, but he's getting close to a return. With Robin Lopez also set to return next month, there's no need to add Freeland to almost any fantasy roster. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:38 am
       
      Injured
      L, 95-88 @ Mil
    • Andrea Bargnani (calf) still weeks away
      Andrea Bargnani (calf) is reportedly still weeks away from a return to action, and coach Derek Fisher said that he is still limited at practice.

      Advice: It's not out of the question that we might not see him in action again this season, and it wouldn't be surprising to see the Knicks cut ties with him as well. Bargnani isn't an option in any fantasy league at this point, and leaving him on the waiver wire is one of the easiest decisions you can make. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:35 am
       
      Injured
    • Lavoy Allen (knee) will not play vs. Kings
      Lavoy Allen (knee) will not play vs. the Kings on Saturday or against the Pistons on Wednesday.

      Advice: Luis Scola was rested on Thursday, but Allen's injury will force coach Frank Vogel to give Scola some run. Chris Copeland may also step into the rotation with this news, but owners in most leagues are going to want to stay away from this situation. We will provide further updates prior to tip-off, but it's safe to cut Allen in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:13 am
       
      Injured
      L, 99-94 vs Sac
    • Nets reject another Brook Lopez trade offer
      The Nets have reportedly turned down the Nuggets trade offer of J.J. Hickson and JaVale McGee for Brook Lopez.

      Advice: Lopez is coming off a 35-point game against the Raptors on Friday, so the Nets probably feel like they can get a lot more in return. The fact remains that Brooklyn will entertain several different offers until the Feb. 19 deadline, so this is definitely something we will monitor closely. Lopez will always be a major injury risk, but he's a must-start player when healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:02 am
    • Len goes empty on defensive stats vs. CHI
      Alex Len did not record a steal or block in Friday's win, but did put up seven points and eight rebounds in 21 minutes.

      Advice: Len hasn't been great lately but he was tearing it up about 3-4 weeks ago and the residue of that still has him at a mid-round value over the past month. He's still young and inconsistency isn't likely to go away from a fantasy perspective, but he's the future in Phoenix and he's bound to continuously improve as the year goes on. Don't drop him. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:06 am
    • Noah posts productive line in loss to Suns
      Joakim Noah backed up a very good night on Thursday with a solid outing on Friday against the Suns, scoring nine points on 3-of-8 shooting with 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and two blocks in 33 minutes.

      Advice: As Noah builds a foundation since returning from injury owners will want to step up their efforts to sell him high. Between his injury risk and the fact he's not needed to handle the ball so much this year, he's simply in a different tax bracket than his public perception would suggest. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:59 pm
    • Gobert double-doubles with two blocks
      Rudy Gobert double-doubled with 10 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in Friday's win over the Warriors.

      Advice: Gobert has been a top 125-150 play during his four-game slump and a top 25-35 guy over the last month. He should be in most if not all lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:29 pm
    • Speights quiet in 17 minutes of action
      Marreese Speights was quiet in just 17 minutes of action on Friday, scoring five points on 1-of-7 shooting with eight rebounds and no steals or blocks.

      Advice: The Warriors struggled in general tonight and that's not going to be the norm, obviously, so owners may want to throw this game out for evaluation purposes. Speights has been a low-end big man in 12-14 team leagues this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:20 pm
    • Love picks on hapless Kings with 23 & 10
      Kevin Love scored 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting (including two threes) with 10 rebounds and three assists in Friday's win over the Kings.

      Advice: Love took advantage of a checked-out opponent but given all of the nagging injuries and general disappointment this season, who cares? If you're tired of Love this might be a good moment to sell high. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:10 pm
    • Brook Lopez scores 35 points with 12 boards
      Brook Lopez scored 35 points against the Raptors during a 127-122 overtime loss on Friday with 12 rebounds, three steals and three blocks in 41 minutes.

      Advice: Jarrett Jack and Lopez were the first Nets teammates to score at least 35 points since 1981 (Mike Newline and Cliff T. Robinson). Obviously Lopez is healthy right now and the Nets are probably going to be asking a little more in a trade following this gem. He's a must-start player now, but there are a lot of things that could go wrong. If you can sell high, do it. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:49 pm
    • Donats Motiejunas scores 26 points vs. Boston
      Donatas Motiejunas made 11-of-16 from the field for a career-high 26 points against the Celtics on Friday during a 93-87 win, adding 12 rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He had a productive 16-point game on Wednesday and the loss of Dwight Howard seems like it'll help out D-Mo quite a bit. Motiejunas is more than capable of playing center for the Rockets and the team is really going to push the pace now that they'll have smaller lineups, so he's going to be worth owning in standard leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:39 pm
    • Al Horford fills it up against the Blazers
      Al Horford filled the stat sheet against the Blazers on Friday with 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He's on fire. In his previous 10 games, Horford averaged 17.9 points, 7.9 boards, 5.1 assists, 1.2 blocks and 0.7 steals on 71.1 percent from the field. He's certainly capable of being a top-10 fantasy asset and his owners should be asking for a lot if they want to sell high. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:06 pm
    • Joel Freeland (shoulder) cleared for shooting
      Joel Freeland (shoulder) has been cleared to begin shooting.

      Advice: Freeland is targeting a return for mid-February, and this is a small step in that direction. However, with averages of just 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds on the season, he can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:50 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 95-88 @ Mil
    • Lavoy Allen (knee) questionable for Saturday
      Lavoy Allen (knee) is being listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: If Allen sits Chris Copeland will have the opportunity to step back into the rotation, but as a reserve playing behind David West, neither Allen nor Copeland can be expected to do enough statistically for consideration in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:08 am
       
      Injured
      L, 99-94 vs Sac
    • Kevin Love (thigh) says he will play Friday
      Kevin Love said that he is feeling good physically, and while Chris Kaman's knee to his thigh hurt, he is a go for Friday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: Those that made a speculative add of Tristan Thompson with the hopes that Love would be unavailable Friday should now temper their expectations. Love will draw a very favorable matchup against the Kings on Friday, and if LeBron James (wrist) is again sidelined, Love will have plenty of opportunity on offense. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:12 am
    • Joakim Noah flirts with a triple-double at LA
      Joakim Noah flirted with a triple-double against the Lakers on Thursday with nine points, 17 rebounds, nine assists and one block in 42 minutes.

      Advice: He's suddenly on a roll. Noah put up 18 points, 15 boards and six assists on Tuesday, which comes on the heels of some very underwhelming lines for the past month. Considering how frequently he's been hurt and how almost all of his per-minute output is down, his fantasy owners may want to try and sell high here. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:36 pm
    • Zach Randolph has 11th straight double-double
      Zach Randolph logged his 11th consecutive double-double against the Nuggets in a 99-69 win on Thursday with 15 points, 17 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: He also had a career-high 17 consecutive double-digit boards with tonight's win. Randolph's stats in 2015 were already extremely impressive before this game, averaging 19.6 points, 13.1 boards, 2.8 assists and 0.5 blocks on 59.2 percent from the field. What's more, Z-Bo is making an unsustainable 51.9 percent on his mid-range shots in 2015. He's a sell-high player, but his fantasy owners can certainly just enjoy the ride if they want to. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:09 pm
    • JaVale McGee plays 15 minutes in return
      JaVale McGee scored two points with five rebounds, one assist and one block in 15 minutes against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

      Advice: It was his first game back since Dec. 5 and he's going to be limited for a while. McGee admitted can't jump as well off his left leg, so it's fair to assume he'll have a minutes cap until further notice. He can be left on the wire in the vast majority of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:38 pm
    • Lavoy Allen (knee) out for game on Thursday
      Lavoy Allen is dealing with sore right knee and will not return to Thursday's game against the Knicks.

      Advice: He hobbled back to the locker room under his own power with only a slight limp. This injury doesn't sound serious, but the timing is interesting because he leapfrogged Luis Scola for the No. 2 power forward spot tonight. He left the game with eight points, five boards and one assist in nine minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:20 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 99-94 vs Sac
    • JaVale McGee will again be active on Thursday
      JaVale McGee will again be available to play Thursday vs. Memphis.

      Advice: McGee was available for the Nuggets' last game, but spent the entire game glued to the bench. He does however have a chance to step into the rotation tonight with the Nuggets looking for some size to go up against Memphis' imposing frontcourt of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. However, he's unlikely to do enough statistically to be worth using in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:42 pm
    • Rudy Gobert plays just 10 minutes in loss
      Rudy Gobert played just 10 minutes on Wednesday after getting into some early foul trouble, but still had seven points, three rebounds and a blocked shot.

      Advice: The 10 minutes are frustrating, but Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter were both great tonight, and Trevor Booker stepped up in Gobert's place when he picked up the fouls. As usual, Gobert is still worth stashing in most leagues, but as long as Kanter and Favors are healthy and playing this well, Gobert is going to be a tough player to put into your lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:54 pm
    • Alex Len has a boring game in win
      Alex Len had a quiet night against the Wizards on Wednesday with eight points, two rebounds and one block in 25 minutes.

      Advice: The Suns are playing great ball since Len has been named the starter and his minutes are certainly not at risk. In his previous games this month, Len averaged 8.0 points, 8.2 boards and 2.5 blocks on 61.5 percent from the field and 76.2 percent from the line. The Wizards defend frontcourt guys very well, so he gets a pass. He's a No. 2 fantasy center right now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:24 pm
    • Al Horford still shooting lights-out for ATL
      Al Horford hit 10-of-13 shots for 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: Horford came into this one hitting 53-of-72 shots over his last seven games, and that number got a lot better tonight. The Hawks are playing out of their minds right now and have won 17 straight, and 31 of their last 33 games. And with Mike Budenholzer coaching the East All-Stars, it's possible that Horford, Paul Millsap (28 & 15), Jeff Teague (13 & 11) and Kyle Korver (full stat line, 5 3-pointers) could all be joining him in Brooklyn as coach's picks. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:54 pm
    • Brook Lopez goes for 18-7-2 in loss to Hawks
      Brook Lopez had 18 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Hawks.

      Advice: He's back to coming off the bench with Kevin Garnett back in action, but looked pretty good. Bro-Lo had scored a total of 10 points with six rebounds over his previous two games, so tonight's line was a huge improvement. And if you fully trust him after this one, we've got some swamp land in Florida you might be interested in. Having said that, he is still worth owning and should come closer to tonight's line on most nights, as opposed to the pair of duds he posted previously. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:47 pm
    • Cody Zeller scores nine in full line vs. SA
      Cody Zeller played 37 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday with nine points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, one 3-pointer and one block.

      Advice: He set career highs in assists and treys tonight. Zeller's involvement in the offense seems to be trending up with Kemba Walker (knee) out for six weeks and Marvin Williams (head) out for some time, as well. Zeller is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:37 pm
    • Tiago Splitter gets a DNP-Cd
      Tiago Splitter was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

      Advice: Coach Gregg Popovich decided to sit him down. Splitter has a ton of calf injuries, but there is no indication that that issue was a problem. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:09 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng puts up another big line
      Gorgui Dieng added another big line against the Celtics during a 110-98 win with 16 points, 14 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 35 minutes.

      Advice: His fantasy value has actually risen since the return of Nikola Pekovic. Dieng has made it abundantly clear that he's going to be a must-own player all season, so his owners shouldn't be looking to sell high unless it's at a premium price. Nikola Pekovic scored 14 points with two rebounds in 27 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:02 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas scores 16 w/o Dwight
      Donatas Motiejunas started and had 16 points, five rebounds, a steals and two 3-pointers on 6-of-16 shooting in Wednesday's win over Dallas.

      Advice: Dwight Howard has edema in his right knee (fluid buildup) and could miss time, meaning that D-Mo, Josh Smith and Terrence Jones (he's back) should all be owned until we find out more details about Howard's return date. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:24 pm
    • Amir Johnson quiet in win over Kings
      Amir Johnson hit just 2-of-4 shots with six points, four rebounds, five assists, five turnovers and a 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

      Advice: Johnson has really cooled off, scoring six or fewer points in three of his last four games, and in the game where he scored 17 points, he managed just two rebounds. Patrick Patterson had 11 points, two steals and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes tonight, but neither player is doing enough right now to be in fantasy lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:57 pm
    • JaVale McGee gets a DNP-CD
      JaVale McGee did not play on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was active, but the Nuggets kept him out. McGee is expected to play on Thursday, but it's certainly not a lock. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Additionally, Jusuf Nurkic shouldn't be affected. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:42 pm
    • Andre Drummond struggles in loss to Sixers
      Andre Drummond had anything but a huge night against the hapless Sixers on Wednesday, finishing with just six points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block in an ugly loss.

      Advice: Drummond picked up four fouls and the Pistons were never really in this game. Greg Monroe was better with 20 points and 11 boards, but he didn't have any blocks in the loss. Philly opened up a big first-quarter league and never looked back, and we'll blame this one on the Pistons playing their fourth game in five nights. They were, as the saying goes, plumb tuckered out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:53 pm
    • Kevin Love struggles, injures left knee
      Kevin Love suffered a left knee injury on Wednesday but played through it, hitting just 3-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, 12 rebounds and zero assists.

      Advice: We were hoping for a much bigger line with LeBron James in street clothes, but Love just didn't have it tonight, while Kyrie Irving took care of Cleveland's offensive needs. Love suffered the knee injury thanks to being run into by Chris Kaman, and we'll have to see how he's feeling on Thursday morning. Consider him day-to-day for now. If he's going to miss time, Tristan Thompson could become relevant again. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:31 pm
    • JaVale McGee is active on Wednesday
      JaVale McGee (leg) is active to face the Pelicans on Wednesday.

      Advice: This doesn't necessarily mean he's going to play tonight. McGee is expected to play tonight or Thursday, so fantasy owners should exercise some caution here. He won't play big minutes regardless, so leave him on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:56 pm
    • Robin Lopez (hand) doing some shooting
      Robin Lopez (hand) attempted some shots before Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

      Advice: He's still out indefinitely with his broken hand issue and is hopeful to play before the All-Star break. That's just a couple weeks away, so it's not a bad idea to stash Lopez in fantasy leagues, if you can afford to wait. Meanwhile, Chris Kaman will see a handful of extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:08 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 95-88 @ Mil
    • JaVale McGee (leg) targeting Wednesday
      JaVale McGee (leg) will return either Wednesday night vs. the Pelicans, or thursday night vs. the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Considering that he has missed 23 straight games, the Nuggets will likely bring him along very slowly so there is no need to consider adding him in most leagues. Owners in deep leagues should use a wait-and-see approach here unless they are desperate for blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:39 am
    • Marreese Speights struggles in fill-in start
      Marreese Speights filled in at center for Andrew Bogut (illness) on Tuesday but shot just 5-of-14 from the field in 21 minutes, scoring 10 points with eight boards and two turnovers.

      Advice: Speights' per-minute numbers are impressive offensively but he's been a borderline option over the Warriors' past 15 games, as he's averaging a mere 21 minutes in a reserve role. Bogut is day-to-day so owners shouldn't expect inflated production, but the Warriors' fantasy playoff schedule adds some incentive to keep Speights in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:39 pm
    • Joakim Noah blows up for 18/15/6 vs. Warriors
      The Bulls shocked the Warriors in California on Tuesday, aided by Joakim Noah's 18 points (7-of-12 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), 15 rebounds, six assists and two steals.

      Advice: Noah recently said that he feels as healthy as he has all season, and tonight's 40-minute performance supports that claim. The combination of Pau Gasol's arrival and Noah's injury problems have thus far reduced him to a late-round value, but coach Tom Thibodeau hasn't lost faith and Noah could be primed for a solid second half of the season. Andrew Bogut wasn't playing for the Warriors tonight, which contributed to Noah's huge game, and this is a mild sell-high opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:02 pm
    • Tyson Chandler (knee) flawless shooting Tues.
      Tyson Chandler's knee injury didn't limit him vs. the Grizzlies on Tuesday, as he scored 10 points on 4-of-4 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs with five rebounds in 32 minutes of action.

      Advice: He might have played more but he racked up five personal fouls in a tough matchup with Marc Gasol. Chandler's owners are basically playing with free money after his quick return from a seemingly serious knee injury on Sunday, and he's unlikely to fall far below his third-round valuation in 9-cat leagues while healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:20 pm
    • Zach Randolph catches fire, notches 22 & 10
      Zach Randolph finished Tuesday's game in Dallas with 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting with 10 rebounds, marking his 16th consecutive game with double-digit boards.

      Advice: Z-Bo had a quiet first half but he caught fire down the stretch, helping Memphis extend their lead in an impressive 109-90 road win vs. a division rival. His 16 games with 10+ rebounds is the longest streak in the NBA this season and he's simply on fire since returning from injury on Jan. 9. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:05 pm
    • Kevin Love scores just seven points in win
      Kevin Love scored just seven points on 3-of-11 shooting in a win over the Pistons on Tuesday, adding eight boards, four assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He reportedly experienced some dizzy spells during Sunday's game against the Thunder, so there is a strong chance that he wasn't at 100 percent tonight. We will update his status if any new developments occur, but it doesn't appear that he will miss any time. This was his seventh game of the season in which he failed to score in double digits, so his owners can only hope that Love starts to turn things around soon. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:53 pm
    • Greg Monroe double-doubles in loss to Cavs
      Greg Monroe double-doubled in a loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday, finishing with 17 points and 12 boards in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He has been fantastic for the Pistons since the release of Josh Smith, and his role will only grow on offense now that Brandon Jennings (Achilles) is on the shelf. Monroe will never overwhelm his owners with defensive stats, but he is a strong bet for a double-double every time he touches the floor. Monroe will remain a must-start option in all leagues for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:04 pm
    • Andre Drummond blocks a season-high six shots
      Andre Drummond had a season-high six blocks in a loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday, adding 12 points and 17 boards.

      Advice: It wasn't all great for him, as he shot just 6-of-17 from the field and missed all four of his free throws. Drummond has now gone three games without making a single free throw, going 0-of-9 over that span. Having said that, his owners knew what they were getting into when they drafted him and they probably won't mind as long as keeps scoring, rebounding and blocking shots at a high level. His play should also improve as he develops some chemistry with D.J. Augustin, who has taken over as the starting point guard due to the loss of Brandon Jennings (Achilles) for the season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:56 pm
    • Joel Freeland (shoulder) out on Wednesday
      Joel Freeland (shoulder) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavs, as expected.

      Advice: Freeland has been sidelined since Jan. 3, and he isn't even targeting a return until mid-February. With season averages of 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds, Freeland can safely remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:37 am
       
      Injured
      L, 95-88 @ Mil
    • Joakim Noah says knee and ankle feeling good
      Joakim Noah said on Tuesday that both his knee and ankle are feeling good, and he is feeling the best he has felt physically all season.

      Advice: Noah sprained his ankle back on Jan. 14, and he's been dealing with discomfort in his surgically repaired left knee throughout the season, so it's nice to hear that he's finally feeling healthy. However, he's nowhere near the player he was last year as a primary component of the Bulls offense with Derrick Rose now running the show, and Pau Gasol stealing some of his thunder. His averages of 7.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game aren't likely to improve much as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:32 am
    • Griffin just misses 3x2; Jordan huge on D
      Blake Griffin scored 14 points on 6-of-17 shooting with nine rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and one block in Monday's win over the Nuggets.

      Advice: Griffin hasn't fixed his rebounding issue but he has hit 54.7 percent from the field over the past month, lifting his value over that span into the top-20 range. It's unlikely that he shoots at that rate over the long run, and with no improvement to show rebounding the ball this would qualify as a mini sell-high moment. DeAndre Jordan went for seven points, 12 boards, three steals and four blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:21 pm
    • Zach Randolph stays hot vs. Magic on Monday
      Zach Randolph dominated the Magic on Monday with 24 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He has nine consecutive double-doubles now and Memphis arena staff might have to re-do the in-the-paint area with how Z-Bo has been setting up shop down there. His last five games have been particularly strong, averaging 19.6 points, 13.4 boards and 0.6 blocks on 59.4 percent from the field. Randolph is going to flirt with 20-12 lines as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:20 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng grabs season-high 18 rebounds
      Gorgui Dieng grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds in Monday's loss, and also chipped in with six points on 3-of-8 shooting, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Nikola Pekovic logged 30 minutes tonight and he's clearly not a deterrent to Dieng's value. Any chance of buying him low probably ended with this output. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:15 pm
    • Kevin Love experienced dizzy spells Sunday
      Kevin Love experienced some dizzy spells during Sunday's win over the Thunder, but he came out of the game okay.

      Advice: "Everything was spinning there for a little bit," Love said. "It was a scary moment, but I was good after that." It sounds like Love may have been dealing with a vertigo-like moment, and that can be caused by a number of things, including dehydration. Love said he "probably" ate too close to game time, but the good news is that he appears okay. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:52 am
    • Al Horford absolutely on fire over last seven
      Al Horford has shot 53-of-72 from the field over his last seven games.

      Advice: In other words, Horford is on absolute fire. During that stretch, he's also 19-of-22 from the free throw line. "I’m taking good shots within the offense," he said. "I have a good rhythm right now." Since January came around, Horford is averaging 16.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.3 blocks on 57.5 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:23 am
    • Pat Riley denies Heat interest in Brook Lopez
      Pat Riley strongly denied a rumor that the Heat have interest in a Brook Lopez trade.

      Advice: It's hard to see how a deal between the two sides was ever going to line up. Miami is known to be prioritizing cap flexibility, and Riley won't blow it on an oft-injured center who would steal playing time from the emerging Hassan Whiteside. As has been the case with most Lopez rumors to this point, this one appears to be filled with hot air. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:26 am
    • Tiago Splitter shifts to bench on Sunday
      Tiago Splitter shifted to the bench for Sunday's game against the Bucks, scoring eight points with two boards, two assists and one steal in 17 minutes.

      Advice: Matt Bonner drew the start on Sunday, but this isn't the first time coach Gregg Popovich decided to alter his lineup. Given the constant uncertainty at the center position in San Antonio, neither player is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:32 pm
    • Matt Bonner plays just 16 minutes on Sunday
      Matt Bonner replaced Tiago Splitter in the starting lineup on Sunday vs. the Bucks, but played just 16 minutes and finished with five points, one board, one assist and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The lineup change isn't permanent by any means, and it's well known that coach Gregg Popovich constantly tweaks his rotations depending on the matchup. Even if Bonner remains in the starting unit for another game or two, it's obvious that he is not a reliable asset in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:25 pm
    • Amir Johnson (shoulder) scores 17 pts Sunday
      Amir Johnson (sore left shoulder) scored 17 efficient points vs. the Pistons on Sunday, going 7-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line with two rebounds and one block.

      Advice: Johnson played 28 minutes and continues to grit through various injuries, as he's missed only three games despite being banged up all season. He's a nice low-end source of rebounds, blocks and FG percentages, but that's about it. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:23 pm
    • Andre Drummond scores 14 pts sans Jennings
      Andre Drummond made 7-of-11 shots in 27 minutes vs. Toronto on Sunday, finishing with 14 points, eight boards, one assist and one block.

      Advice: Drummond has scored 56.0 percent of his baskets off teammate assists, so the loss of Brandon Jennings can't be a good thing for his offense. It's something to keep an eye on going forward, though of course Drummond remains an elite fantasy center even if his scoring takes a small dip. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:18 pm
    • Tim Duncan double-doubles in win over Bucks
      Tim Duncan double-doubled in a win over the Bucks on Sunday, scoring 20 points with 11 boards, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 31 minutes.

      Advice: A good game was long overdue for Duncan, as this was his first double-double since Jan. 16, and the first time he had scored 20 points in a game since Dec. 26. Duncan's minutes will likely start to trend down as the Spurs attempt to keep him fresh for the playoffs, and there is no question that he will likely pick up some more DNPs before the season ends. Having said that, Duncan is still a must-start player when active, but his owners should go ahead and get in the habit of checking the injury report before setting any lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:16 pm
    • Greg Monroe's 21 & 16 not enough vs. Raptors
      Greg Monroe piled up 21 points, 16 rebounds and four assists in a losing effort vs. Toronto on Sunday, making 9-of-17 FGs and 3-of-5 FTs in the process.

      Advice: Monroe has been firing on all cylinders since Josh Smith's departure, and he's flirting with top-20 value in Detroit's past 15 games. That's more than owners could have hoped for on draft day and he'll shoulder an even bigger offensive burden without Brandon Jennings (Achilles), giving him a tremendous rest-of-season outlook. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:13 pm
    • Blake Griffin scores 23 pts w/ jumper barrage
      The Suns didn't have an answer for Blake Griffin on Sunday, as he scored 23 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, one steal and only one turnover in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Phoenix is middle-of-the-pack vs. opposing PFs this season, but Markieff Morris and company didn't stand a chance once Blake got his jump shot going -- he made 11-of-19 shots overall, with only one of his makes within 18 feet of the hoop. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:49 pm
    • Tyson Chandler returns from scary knee injury
      Tyson Chandler returned from a scary knee injury to finish Sunday's loss in New Orleans with four points, seven rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He was carried off the court after knee-on-knee contact, but X-rays were negative and it seems to have been nothing worse than a stinger. Owners should consider him questionable for Tuesday's game as a precaution, while checking for updates over the next few days. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:26 pm
    • Hawks beat Wolves for 16th consecutive win
      The Hawks won their 16th consecutive game on Sunday, aided by Al Horford's near-perfect 19 points on 8-of-9 field goals and 3-of-3 free throws.

      Advice: He also had six rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one turnover in 31 minutes, and the Hawks are looking virtually unstoppable at the halfway point of the season. This is a quintessential Horford line, blending nice numbers with even nicer efficiency, and he's staked himself to top-20 value in 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:56 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng quiet in start alongside Pekovic
      Gorgui Dieng started alongside Nikola Pekovic on Sunday, finishing with nine points, seven boards, four assists and one block in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Dieng remains a must-own player and his production isn't likely to decline too much with Pek healthy, so don't overreact to the occasional quiet game. He posted 14 & 15 in 35 minutes on Friday and should quickly strike a balance between these extremes, beginning in Oklahoma City in Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:47 pm
    • Tyson Chandler leaves game with knee injury
      Tyson Chandler left Sunday's game against the Pelicans with a knee injury, but has since returned to action.

      Advice: He collided with Anthony Davis during the third quarter and immediately gripped his knee in pain. Chandler couldn't put any weight on his leg and had to carried off the floor by his teammates, so it's surprising to see him back on the floor. X-rays were negative on his knee, so it looks like he dodged a bullet. We will let you know how his knee holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:37 pm
    • Kevin Love gets 19 & 13 w/ five 3-pointers
      Kevin Love scored 19 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and one block in 36 minutes on Sunday, while making 5-of-7 shots from downtown.

      Advice: He was 3-of-17 from deep in Cleveland's previous four games, and his ability to knock down triples is critical for his fantasy value -- 35.6 percent of his attempts have come from deep this season, which blows away his previous career high. Love is returning third-round value this season, which isn't what owners expected on draft day, and it's hard to envision a surge while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:29 pm
    • Joakim Noah benched for entire fourth quarter
      Joakim Noah was benched for the entire fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Heat, finishing the game with four points, five rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.

      Advice: Head coach Tom Thibodeau said he liked the group that started the fourth quarter, and that is the reason why Joakim did not re-enter the game. Thibodeau maintained that Joakim is healthy, and he just wanted to watch his minutes, but with the result being an L in the win-loss column, this will not likely be a trend that continues. Look for Noah to bounce-back during Tuesday's game vs. Golden State. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:35 pm
    • Amir Johnson (shoulder) starting Sunday
      Updating a previous report, Amir Johnson (shoulder) will remain in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Pistons.

      Advice: He'll draw a favorable matchup against the Pistons, so go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:58 pm
    • Amir Johnson (shoulder) will play Sunday
      Amir Johnson (shoulder) will play on Sunday vs. Detroit.

      Advice: It's not yet known if he will be a starter, or if he'll come off the bench behind Patrick Patterson, so we'll be waiting for an update on that. However, he'll have a favorable matchup vs. Detroit today, so he's worth activating in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:30 pm
    • Amir Johnson (shoulder) questionable Sunday
      Amir Johnson is dealing with a sore left shoulder and is considered questionable to play vs. Detroit on Sunday.

      Advice: He was benched during the second half of Friday's game and this could be one of the reasons why. We will update Johnson's status when we know more but owners should have a backup plan ready. If Johnson sits, Patrick Patterson has been on fire lately and would be worth a look in most leagues while he is this hot. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:15 am
    • Update: Joakim Noah (ankle) is playing Sunday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) will in fact play against the Miami Heat on Sunday.

      Advice: You just knew he wouldn't miss the opportunity to play against the Heat and owners can comfortably pencil him into their lineups. Noah has had a underwhelming season so far but his value will only go up if he can avoid another injury. Taj Gibson's value takes a hit with this news, but he is still worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:19 am
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) probable for Sunday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Miami.

      Advice: Noah's ankle has been an issue for a while now, but we doubt he will miss a chance to play against the Miami Heat so his owners can pencil him into lineups barring a setback. He isn't exactly a must-start option anymore, but if he can stay healthy he should be able to improve upon his dwindling numbers. If Noah does end up sitting, Taj Gibson will see a big uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:33 am
    • Rudy Gobert grabs 11 boards
      Rudy Gobert moved back to the bench against the Nets on Saturday with six points, 11 rebounds, two assists and no blocks.

      Advice: It's his first game of 2015 without a block, but he did attempt his second 3-pointer of his career -- not his shot, obviously. Gobert isn't going to play big minutes, but his block and board rates make him a must-own player. Plus, he's made some strides at the line this season, making 67.3 percent of his 104 attempts this season. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:21 pm
    • Zach Randolph scores 17 with 14 boards
      Zach Randolph scored 17 points with 14 rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer against the 76ers during a 101-83 victory on Saturday.

      Advice: That's eight consecutive double-doubles for Z-Bo. In that span, he's averaged 18.8 points, 13.9 boards, 2.5 boards, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks. Considering his injury history, this is a sell-high opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:57 pm
    • Andre Drummond has a bad game again
      Andre Drummond missed all four attempts from the foul line during a 101-86 loss to the Bucks on Saturday with 10 points, seven rebounds and one block.

      Advice: He was actually developing a nice rapport with Brandon Jennings, but he'll have to learn to play with D.J. Augustin more often. That could mean Drummond has to get his shot on his own more often, which suggests his field goal shooting goes south. He'll still be a must-start player and he may see an increase in usage rate. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:30 pm
    • Cody Zeller plays 32 minutes
      Cody Zeller played 32 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday with eight points, eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and three blocks.

      Advice: With Bismack Biyombo (knee) and Marvin Williams (head) hurt, Zeller is going to get more minutes. He isn't much of a stat-filler because he's not really involved in the offense while he's with the first unit. Unless he was already on the short list of players you were considering, his outlook shouldn't change too much with the injuries. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:56 pm
    • JaVale McGee (leg) out for a few games
      JaVale McGee (leg) is improving, but is still expected to miss a few more games.

      Advice: He's not going to play against the Wizards on Sunday. McGee's leg fracture just has not fully recovered and the Nuggets won't be playing him big minutes even once he's healthy. Fantasy owners can ignore him in most cases. Meanwhile, Jusuf Nurkic has been a letdown, but is still worth owning. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:42 pm
    • Andrea Bargnani (calf) out for Saturday
      Andrea Bargnani (calf) will not play against Charlotte on Saturday.

      Advice: It's possible that we may not see him on the floor again this season, as the Italian simply can't get over his calf issue. If you combine his injury with his already dwindling ability to play basketball, it's safe to ignore him in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:02 am
       
      Injured
    • Speights goes for 19 and six against Sacto
      Marreese Speights scored 19 points off the bench in the Warriors' 126-101 win over the Kings on Friday, hitting 8-of-13 shots with six rebounds and one block in 21 minutes.

      Advice: Speights is a solid late-round value in 9-cat leagues this season, but in 8-cat formats he's hovering at the bottom of the top-150. Still, owners know what they're going to get with him on most nights and that makes him a serviceable low-end big man in 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:04 am
    • Joakim Noah returned to action on Friday January 23. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:04 am
    • Dieng goes for 14 & 15 with three assists
      Gorgui Dieng went for 14 and 15 with three assists and a block over 35 minutes in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Dieng is going to be a hard guy to take off the court and Flip Saunders is already talking about playing he and Nikola Pekovic (13 points, nine boards, 21 minutes) together some. If anything, it's a buy low moment if Dieng's current owner thinks Pek is going to significantly change his season-long outlook. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:00 am
    • Noah (ankle) back in action for the Bulls
      Joakim Noah (ankle) returned to action in Friday's road win over the Mavs, scoring six points on 3-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 23 minutes.

      Advice: Noah isn't a must-start player but he'll get there soon as long as he can stay upright. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:21 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas scores 15 points
      Donatas Motiejunas scored 15 points with six rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 23 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: He shifted to the center spot with Dwight Howard (ankle) out and that'll continue. If Howard misses time, that should help D-Mo's numbers overall. He is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:34 pm
    • Amir Johnson plays just 17 minutes
      Amir Johnson did not start the second half on Friday against the 76ers, finishing with two points, four rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 17 minutes.

      Advice: He made just 1-of-5 from the field and was benched for poor play. Johnson wasn't hurt and didn't have foul trouble either. Johnson was stringing together some nice games, so this dud is a surprise. In fact, he averaged 10.3 points, 7.2 boards, 1.0 blocks and 0.6 steals in his previous 2015 games. His fantasy owners shouldn't make a hasty cut. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:10 pm
    • JaVale McGee (leg) in uniform, won't play
      JaVale McGee (leg) will suit up on Friday, but he will not play vs. the Cetlics.

      Advice: McGee has been a constant disappointment for the last couple of years, and there's not much reason to own him in most leagues due to his constant injury risk and limited upside. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:52 pm
    • JaVale McGee won't play on Friday night
      JaVale McGee (leg) will not play against the Celtics on Friday.

      Advice: He was questionable and there is still no firm timetable for his return, but it should be soon. McGee is not worth stashing in most leagues because he won't play a lot anyway. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:30 pm
    • Pop says everyone except Belinelli will play
      Coach Gregg Popovich said everyone except Marco Belinelli (groin) will play on Friday against the Lakers.

      Advice: This is your weekly "Spurs are not resting guys on the second night of a back-to-back set" update. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker didn't look great on Thursday in Chicago and they'll look to get it turned around at home vs. the Kobe-less Lakers. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:08 pm
    • Joakim Noah says he's playing Friday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) said he will play against the Mavs on Friday.

      Advice: He is very likely to start, which pushes Taj Gibson to the bench. Noah has been a huge disappoint following his breakout 2013-14 season and is not a must-start play tonight with 11 games. Nikola Mirotic will likely lose some playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:04 pm
    • Blake Griffin scores 24 points in easy win
      Blake Griffin made 11-of-14 from the field for 24 points against the Nets during a 123-84 win on Thursday with six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 25 minutes.

      Advice: He's on fire over his last four, averaging 27.5 points, 7.5 boards, 4.3 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.3 treys and 1.0 turnovers on 63.4 percent from the field and 80.0 percent from the line. Griffin doesn't have a single block in that stretch and he's on pace to set a career low of just 0.4 per game this season. Obviously, his owners shouldn't care if he's scoring the ball this efficiently. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:01 pm
    • DeAndre Jordan up to 72.9 percent from field
      DeAndre Jordan made all seven shots from the field for 14 points with 12 rebounds and two blocks in 26 minutes against the Nets on Thursday.

      Advice: He's now up to 72.9 percent from the field on the season and he's done it without a single make outside of the paint. On the other hand, Jordan is now at 39.3 percent from the line this season. If that holds up, he would be the first player to ever shoot above 70 percent from the field and below 40 percent from the line (minimum of 40 free throw attempts). He's a beast. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:57 pm
    • Brook Lopez scores four points with one board
      Brook Lopez scored four points with one rebound and one block in 24 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

      Advice: Yeah, that's 7'0 Brook Lopez turning in a total rebounding rate of 2.4 percent tonight. Awful game aside, Lopez was having a good month before this one, averaging 15.9 points, 7.1 boards, 2.0 blocks and 0.6 steals. He's still a must-start player while he's active for the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:19 pm
    • Rudy Gobert double-doubles vs. Bucks
      Rudy Gobert started in place of Derrick Favors (personal) and double-doubled against the Bucks on Thursday with 14 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

      Advice: His numbers don't increase much with Derrick Favors (personal) out, but this was still a nice outing in a win. The Jazz are just a different team when Gobert is on the floor and it's no surprise his minutes per game are growing. He played just 16 minutes per game in November, 22 minutes in December and is at 30 per game in January. He's arguably the best center under the age of 23 and is a must-start player in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:54 pm
    • Tim Duncan scores six points w/ seven boards
      Tim Duncan scored six points with seven rebounds and two assists during a blowout 104-81 loss in Chicago on Thursday.

      Advice: The Spurs came out flat to start the second half and Duncan didn't play at all in the fourth quarter. Duncan may have turned in his worst three-game stretch of the season, averaging just 11.0 points, 6.0 boards and 0.7 blocks on 44.0 percent from the field in that span. His owners will want to make sure he's a go against the Lakers on Friday considering he hasn't been rested in over one month. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:52 pm
    • Brook Lopez starting for Kevin Garnett (rest)
      Brook Lopez will start in place of Kevin Garnett (rest) on Thursday against the Clippers.

      Advice: Last season, Lopez and Mason Plumlee barely played next to each other, but now it's becoming a common occurrence. The big man is coming off a 22-point, six-block game on Wednesday and should be in all lineups tonight. Hopefully, Plumlee can avoid foul trouble, which kept him to just 11 minutes on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:20 pm
    • Rudy Gobert will draw the start on Thursday
      Rudy Gobert will draw the start in place of Derrick Favors (personal) on Thursday against the Bucks.

      Advice: Gobert has been fantastic in most fantasy leagues even when he comes off the bench, so his owners should be in for a wild ride on Thursday. Gobert's minutes should continue to trend up as the season progresses, so it only gets better from here on out. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:49 pm
    • Joel Freeland likely out a few more weeks
      Joel Freeland will likely be out for a few more weeks as he recovers from his strained right shoulder.

      Advice: This is a shame because Portland could really use him right now with Robin Lopez (hand) and LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) sidelined. By the time Freeland returns to action, the Blazers will more than likely be healthy and Freeland probably won't be a big part of the rotation. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:54 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 95-88 @ Mil
    • Robin Lopez hoping to return before the ASG
      Portland General Manager Neil Olshey said that he is hoping to have Robin Lopez (hand) back before the All-Star Game, but said that he wouldn't push it.

      Advice: It sounds like we won't see Lopez back out on the court until after the All-Star break, and his owners will have to continue to remain patient. With LaMarcus Aldridge currently nursing a thumb injury, Chris Kaman, Thomas Robinson and Meyers Leonard will continue to pick up some extra minutes in the frontcourt for Portland in the short-term. Nicolas Batum and Dorell Wright will also see an uptick in shot attempts and minutes as well. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:44 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 95-88 @ Mil
    • JaVale McGee (leg) is questionable Friday
      JaVale McGee (leg) practiced in full on Thursday, and is now considered questionable for Friday's game against Boston.

      Advice: We still doubt that he ends up playing against the Celtics, but it is good to see him finally closing in on a return. McGee will likely be eased into action once he does suit up, so there is no need to take a flier on him outside of ridiculously deep leagues at the moment. We will pass along further updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:43 pm
    • Marreese Speights comes on late for Warriors
      Marreese Speights was headed for a disastrous line on Wednesday, but got hot in the final minutes and salvaged a line of nine points, two rebounds, a block and a rare 3-pointer in just eight minutes.

      Advice: He got hot in garbage time and the desperation 3-pointer was the icing on the cake. The Warriors need Speights down the stretch in order to keep Andrew Bogut healthy and rested, and Speights was just getting a rest of his own tonight. He's not a must-own or must-start player, but he's probably worth keeping around with Bogut's health always in question, as well as the Warriors' strong weekly schedule the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:59 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas disappears in loss
      Donatas Motiejunas hit just 2-of-8 shots for four points, three rebounds and two assists in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: That snapped a 12-game streak of double-digit scoring for D-Mo and he's been rebounding the ball well. He's still averaging 13.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals in January, and the Rockets just didn't have it going against the Dubs tonight. And once Terrence Jones finally returns, things could get a little dicey in regards to Motiejunas. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:24 pm
    • Brook Lopez scores 22 points with six blocks
      Brook Lopez blocked a season-high six shots against the Kings on Wednesday, adding 22 points with six rebounds, three assists and one steal.

      Advice: He's been great in his last three, averaging 21.0 points, 4.7 boards, 1.3 assists and 2.7 blocks on 50.0 percent from the field and 84.0 percent from the line in 29.1 minutes. Lopez has been the focal point while he's been out there in that stretch, posting a usage rate of 29.0 He is safe to start in all leagues and is a sell-high player. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:15 pm
    • Alex Len plays just 19 minutes in win
      Alex Len played just 19 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with six points, three rebounds and zero blocks in a win over the Blazers.

      Advice: Without LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) the Blazers played a small lineup, so Len simply wasn't needed tonight. He also got some rest for his sore foot, so you can expect him to bounce back in his next game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:53 pm
    • Rudy Gobert quiet as Kanter gets loose
      Rudy Gobert played 20 minutes and hit all three of his shots to finish with six points, seven rebounds, three assists, one block and four fouls on Wednesday.

      Advice: Enes Kanter started and went off for 24 points and 17 rebounds, and Gobert's foul trouble, along with Kanter's big game, were a bad combination. He's still worth hanging onto if you own him, but is not a must-start player as long as Kanter and Derrick Favors are starting for the Jazz. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:40 pm
    • Andre Drummond: 26 pts, 17 reb, 4 stl, 3 blk
      Andre Drummond stuffed the stat-sheet on Wednesday with 26 points (10-of-14 FGs, 6-of-8 FTs), 17 rebounds, one assist, four steals and three blocks in just 30 minutes.

      Advice: The 75.0 percent FT shooting is a bonus for fantasy owners, most of whom should be resigned to ignoring the category given Drummond's league-worst weighted FT percentages. He also committed a season-high five turnovers tonight, unusual for a player whose 9-cat value is strengthened by a stingy season average of 1.5 turnovers per game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:22 pm
    • Pistons win, aided by Greg Monroe's 24 & 10
      Greg Monroe finished Wednesday's win vs. Orlando with 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting, 10 rebounds, four assists and one block, marking his 10th double-double of the month.

      Advice: Monroe has grabbed eight rebounds in two games since Jan. 1, which are the only times he failed to double-double in 2015. Fantasy owners basking in his post-Smoove production shouldn't overlook his FT shooting, which has soared to a career-high 76.3 percent on 4.8 attempts per game. He's locked into top-50 value. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:21 pm
    • Cody Zeller grabs 12 boards in win
      Cody Zeller hit just 1-of-8 shots for six points, but added 12 rebounds, six assists and two blocks in 32 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: That's a really nice line if he makes a few of those shots and the minutes were there. He's yet to go on much of a run this season, but tonight's game could be a sign that it's about to happen. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:03 pm
    • Hornacek: Alex Len might have foot tendinitis
      Alex Len may have "a little tendinitis" in his foot, according to Suns coach Jeff Hornacek, but he's not expected to miss any games.

      Advice: Len's ankles have both been surgically repaired and the Suns are wary of over-working him, but for now he's not on a minute-limit. "His foot is a little sore right now," Hornacek said. "It's his first year of playing real big minutes so we kind of have to build him up ... these next seven or eight games we're going to need some pretty big minutes out of Alex." Owners can start him as usual this week, and we'll update Len's status if his sore foot becomes a real issue. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:28 pm
    • Free throw struggles bench Andre Drummond
      Despite scoring 13 points to go with 18 rebounds in Monday's loss to the Hawks, Andre Drummond was benched down the stretch due to his woeful free throw shooting.

      Advice: He finished the game going 3-of-12 from the line, but he understands why coach Stan Van Gundy had to pull him out. "As an athlete you want to be out there to help your team," Drummond said. "But coach doesn't feel it's the best fit, you have to understand he feels a certain way, that another guy is the right fit for that moment. It's not my decision. I gotta sit there and stay ready. It's what it comes to. I can't get discouraged." While we expect Drummond to be fine, owners didn't draft him for his foul shooing and they can keep rolling him out there for his elite production in boards and blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:00 am
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