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  • Stan Van Gundy praises Jonas Jerebko's play
    Stan Van Gundy praised Jonas Jerebko's play during a recent interview.

    Advice: "He's really focused on moving the ball and running to more pick and rolls, so our ball movement is much, much better with Jonas at the four than it is with our other guys," Van Gundy said. "He's just more tuned in to that. And he can stretch the floor out and shoot the ball, so you spread the defense out. And, really, with him at the four is our only chance to spread the defense out and get more room." Jerebko is averaging just 7.0 points and 2.7 rebounds over 16.5 minutes of action this season, so he can't be considered an asset in standard leagues. However, if an injury occurs to the Pistons' frontcourt, Jerebko will be a name to monitor. Rotoworld.com
    35 minutes ago
  • Jason Richardson (foot) targeting Jan. return
    Jason Richardson (foot) stated during a recent interview that he'll "definitely" return before the All-Star break.

    Advice: "[I'll] definitely be back before the all-star break or January or maybe even before this year is over with," said Richardson. "I’ll see how my body takes all this training and getting ready for it." Players are generally more optimistic with regards to their potential return dates, so we wouldn't read too much into this. Richardson hasn't played in an NBA game since the 2012-13 season, and the Sixers may be looking to use Richardson as more of a mentor than a role player. As it stands right now, Richardson has zero fantasy value, and doesn't offer enough upside to be viewed as a stash candidate. Rotoworld.com
    47 minutes ago
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Pho
  • Flip says Corey Brewer too valuable to trade
    Head coach and team president Flip Saunders stated during a recent interview that Corey Brewer is too valuable to the team to be traded.

    Advice: This seems like posturing more than anything, as the Timberwolves are currently sitting on record of 3-7. Saunders may value Brewer's hard-nosed defense, but his play isn't exactly equating to wins for the Wolves. He's averaging 10.2 points and 2.1 steals on the season over 23.5 minutes of action, so he can be viewed as a steals specialist for owners in deep leagues. However, if he is traded to a title contender (a team with a deep wing rotation), he'll likely become a non-factor in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    60 minutes ago
  • Quincy Acy dealing with sprained right wrist
    Quincy Acy has been dealing with a sprained right wrist, and recently had cortisone shot to help relieve the pain.

    Advice: Acy has been dealing with this injury since preseason, and it's been giving him trouble with catching passes. He committed three turnovers during Wednesday's game vs. the Timberwolves, all on fumbled passes, but also added nine points and eight rebounds. Acy has bounced in and out of the starting lineup with the Knicks, and is currently averaging 5.0 points and 5.9 rebounds on the year. In other words, he's not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:41 am
  • Ryan Anderson playing without hesitation
    Ryan Anderson was limited to just 22 games last season after he suffered a herniated cervical disc that required surgery, however, he is playing without hesitation this season.

    Advice: "Ryan has no hesitation at all, especially on the offensive end," said Williams of Anderson's play. "He's always ready and willing to get up a shot and that's why we love him. I've seen him get hit in a few games and I didn't see him shake his neck or do anything that was any different than when he gets hit in practice. I think he got that stuff out of the way once he started playing in preseason." Anderson is currently averaging 16.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.0 three-pointers per game this season, numbers good enough for top-50 value. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:42 am
  • Mazel Tov: Omri Casspi has perfect shooting
    Omri Casspi made all five shots from the field and all four from the line for 14 points with one rebound and one steal against the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He played a handful of minutes as the stretch four tonight, but most of his playing time will come as Rudy Gay's backup. Casspi is only worth owning in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins post 22-14 line in win
    DeMarcus Cousins played through a hip injury and lived in the paint against the Bulls on Thursday, scoring 22 points with 14 boards, four assists, one steal and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He did turn the ball over five times and had five fouls. Cousins leads the NBA in fouls and has committed at least five in all but three games this season. Besides that and the high turnovers, Cousins is dominating on the stat sheet and is the main reason why the Kings are 7-5. He's in the mix to be the most valuable big man behind Anthony Davis. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Rudy Gay puts up an efficient 20 points
    Rudy Gay made 7-of-11 from the field for 20 points against the Bulls on Thursday and added seven rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He was probable to play with some Achilles soreness and he did have a heating pad on his foot in the fourth quarter. According to TNT's telecast, the Kings were planning on treating him in the game, so there's no need to worry. There is a chance this becomes an issue later, but Gay should be in all lineups right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Taj Gibson has a letdown game in Sacramento
    Taj Gibson scored 12 points with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 34 minutes against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: Gibson owners had higher hopes than this tonight as the starting power forward. In his seven starts at power forward last season, he averaged 20.6 points, 9.7 boards, 1.7 blocks and 0.9 steals. Pau Gasol (calf) could miss more time, so Gibson owners should continue to have him locked into their lineups until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Joakim Noah turns it on late
    Joakim Noah turned it on late against the Kings in a losing effort on Thursday, finishing with 10 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He played almost the entire fourth quarter with five fouls and was very active on the glass. Noah had another double-double on Monday in the first game without Pau Gasol, so it's fair to say Noah will have better fantasy value sans Pau. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Jimmy Butler scores 23 points
    Jimmy Butler scored 23 points against the Kings on Thursday with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and three turnovers.

    Advice: He operated out of the post quite a bit, but he had nine of his 11 makes come off an assist tonight. Butler has been the go-to option for the Bulls these days, but his usage takes a massive hit when Derrick Rose (hamstring) is on the floor. He's putting up first-round value right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Matt Barnes has a calf issue
    Matt Barnes is dealing with a sore left calf following Thursday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: He is considered as probable for Sunday against the Grizzlies. Barnes finished with nine points and one 3-pointer in the win. He does have some low-end value since he does a little bit of everything, so give him a look if you're sick of the guy on the end of your bench. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:29 pm
     
    Injured
  • Rudy, DMC and Thompson are all in on Thurs
    Rudy Gay (Achilles), Jason Thompson (quad) and DeMarcus Cousins (hip) are all starting on Thursday.

    Advice: The team called them all probable and didn't provide any updates leading up to the game, but at least there were no surprises here. Get Gay and Cousins in your lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:37 pm
  • Jarnell Stokes is questionable for Friday
    Jarnell Stokes (illness) is questionable to face the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: While he was impressive at summer league, Stokes usually receives DNP-CDs when the Grizzlies are hit with a mutant strain of the flu. He won't have fantasy value while the team is healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:42 pm
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Matt Barnes will start again on Thursday
    Matt Barnes will again draw the start on Thursday as the Clippers take on the Heat.

    Advice: Barnes looks to have won his starting job back, and has scored in double figures in two of his last three outings. Hopefully he can continue his solid play tonight, as he has a favorable matchup vs. the Heat. He's worth a speculative add in standard leagues for his ability to contribute to each category on the stat sheet. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:50 pm
     
    Injured
  • Jason Thompson (quad) probable for Thursday
    Jason Thompson (quad) is being listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. Chicago.

    Advice: Thompson is averaging just 4.3 points and 6.3 rebounds as a starter for the Kings, and he's faced with a very difficult matchup today against an imposing Chicago frontcourt. So whether he plays tonight should be of little concern to owners in standard leagues. However, if Thompson does sit this one out Carl Landry would be in line for some increased minutes, but given Sacramento's opponent, neither player makes for a very attractive option. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:18 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (hip) probable for Thursday
    DeMarcus Cousins (hip) is being listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Cousins' injury seems very minor, and he was able to put up 24 points and 17 rebounds during his last outing, despite tweaking his left hip flexor during Tuesday's warmups. Stay tuned for an official update as we draw closer to Thursday's tip, but things are looking positive for Sacramento's primary offensive weapon. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:12 pm
  • Rudy Gay (Achilles) probable for Thursday
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) is being listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Gay hasn't missed a game yet with his Achilles tendinitis, so we're going to say he's very likely to play in this one. Still, owners will want to check back for an official update as we draw closer to Thursday's tip. If Gay is unable to go, Omri Casspi would likely pick up a majority of his minutes at small forward. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:07 pm
  • Glen Rice Jr. heads to D-League Thursday
    The Wizards assigned Glen Rice Jr. to their D-League affiliate on Thursday.

    Advice: The Fort Wayne Mad Ants play back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday, during which Rice should get some much needed minutes after being inactive for the Wizards' past four games. It would take a few injuries for him to have a fantasy-relevant role in Washington. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:05 am
  • Pau Gasol (calf) will not play vs. Sacramento
    Pau Gasol (strained calf) will not play vs. the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: He's questionable to return for Friday's game vs. the Blazers, but said on Wednesday that he must be patient to avoid aggravating the injury. Hopefully his status will once again be determined after Chicago's shootaround, rather than moments before tip-off. Taj Gibson is a terrific option with Gasol out on Thursday, especially with Joakim Noah still playing on a minute-limit. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ Por
  • Corey Brewer had to gut through game Weds
    Corey Brewer (illness) admitted that he had to gut through Wednesday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: Brewer wasn't certain if he would be able to suit up after missing morning shootaround, but was able to play 29 minutes despite his illness. "I was hurting so bad," Brewer said. The 28-year-old should be good-to-go for Friday's game against the Spurs, but his fantasy value is still limited to deeper leagues, despite the six steals on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:59 am
  • Kenneth Faried quiet in 30 minutes
    Kenneth Faried got 30 minutes from coach Brian Shaw on Wednesday, but had just eight points, 10 rebounds, a steal and zero blocks on 3-of-7 shooting.

    Advice: At this point, you have to wonder if Brian Shaw is shunning Faried in the offense in order to keep Faried down. He has too much talent to be this bad all season and blew up after a slow start last year. Just hang in there with him if you can, but if you feel like you have to move him, there should be some owners out there willing to buy low. The good news is he got 30 minutes after playing just 22 on Monday, so there's that. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:04 am
  • Andre Roberson plays seven minutes in return
    Andre Roberson returned from a foot injury on Wednesday and played seven minutes, finishing with three points, two rebounds, one assist and a 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's been out for a few weeks with the injury, but could be slotted into the starting SG job once he's fully healthy. That's where he was before the injury, but he isn't much of a fantasy prospect unless you're in a really deep league. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:02 am
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Jordan Hill puts up 18 and 10 in a win
    Jordan Hill scored 18 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 31 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He operated a little closer to the basket and coach Byron Scott has suggested he'd like to see Hill take less jumpers. He's worth owning in all leagues and hopefully the wheels don't fall off with his 30-plus minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:00 am
     
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Anthony Morrow not doing much with minutes
    Anthony Morrow played 28 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots for 10 points, without making a 3-pointer.

    Advice: If he's not going to hit threes, he has no fantasy value. Despite getting at least 28 minutes in all but one of his games this season, Morrow hasn't really done anything outside of a 28-point game on Nov. 12. Maybe he'll get it turned around at some point, but the odds aren't in his favor with the return of Andre Roberson from a foot injury tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:56 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Corey Brewer has six steals against NYK
    Corey Brewer played through an illness on Wednesday and looked healthy with 14 points, two rebounds, two assists and six steals in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Brewer had an IV to help his dehydration and he was very questionable to play tonight. This was a big game for his trade value and he's unlikely to be this success again all season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:15 pm
  • Zach Randolph goes for 18 & 18 in loss
    Zach Randolph had 18 points, 18 rebounds and two steals on 7-of-18 shooting Wednesday.

    Advice: The short-handed Grizzlies were beaten by the Raptors tonight, but Z-Bo did his part. With several team members missing due to a flu bug it wasn't that hard to see this game coming from Randolph. He's averaging a double-double on the season and the 18 boards weren't even a season high for him (22). Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:15 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Andre Roberson returned to action on Wednesday November 19. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:03 pm
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Shabazz Muhammad plays 32 minutes in start
    Shabazz Muhammad played 32 minutes in his first NBA start on Wednesday against the Knicks, scoring 17 points with eight rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He only made 6-of-15 from the field in his worst shooting game of the season with at least three shots from the field. Muhammad has done a nice job of getting to the line with 11 attempts in the 46 minutes over his last two games. He likely has another start coming his way on Friday against the Spurs, so think about him in daily fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:56 pm
  • Quincy Acy plays 32 minutes vs. Wolves
    Quincy Acy played 32 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday with nine points, eight boards and three turnovers.

    Advice: Garbage time was a factor here and Acy wouldn't usually get this much playing time even in a start. In his previous four starts, Acy only averaged 5.0 points, 6.3 boards and 0.3 blocks. He's only worth owning in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:43 pm
  • Larry Sanders plays 14 minutes
    Larry Sanders played 14 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday with four points, four boards and one turnover.

    Advice: He was a game-time decision tonight and the Bucks didn't announce he was a go until after the 7:30 start time in Brooklyn. Sanders will likely have his minutes limited in his next game on Friday, so his owners should have low expectations against the Raptors on Friday. Check back for updates, assuming the team provides them. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:58 pm
  • Joe Johnson plays 52 minutes on Wed.
    Joe Johnson played 52 minutes on a triple-overtime loss to the Bucks on Wednesday with 18 points, five rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had a couple chances to win the game late, but it looked like all the minutes may have caused his shot to fall short. Johnson's shooting numbers are starting to come down, but he's still posting mid-round value. Keep him in your lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:33 pm
     
    Player Note
    Joe Johnson Bkn - SG,SF
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Chandler Parsons struggles in win over Wiz
    Chandler Parsons hit just 4-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points and three rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Wizards.

    Advice: Parsons scored 17 on Monday, but has scored 14 or fewer point in three of his last four games. He's averaging just 14.3 points on the season after posting a career-high 16.6 last season. Playing alongside Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis is making it tough for Parsons to fill it up nightly, but he's still an effective fantasy player. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:19 pm
  • Rudy Gay is questionable for Thursday
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) is questionable to face the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He was questionable on Tuesday and didn't play well in a loss to the Pelicans. Gay has dealt with some Achilles issues before, but he should still be in the lineup. Check back tomorrow for an update. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:48 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins is probable for Thursday
    DeMarcus Cousins (hip) is probable to face the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He should be fine and was able to play through the injury on Tuesday. Cousins has been outstanding this season and he'll get a tough test against a great Chicago frontline. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:44 pm
  • Matt Barnes getting better for Clippers
    Matt Barnes started again and had 13 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's easy win over the Magic.

    Advice: This is the kind of line we were expecting on a regular basis from Barnes, but he's just recently started to show signs of life. He's scored in double figures in two of his last three games, has hit nine 3-pointers over his last four, and just recently moved back into the starting unit. If you've had your eye on him, now is the time to pick him up and hope this is just the start of something good. But up until the last week, he had no business being in fantasy lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:24 pm
     
    Injured
  • Andre Roberson is available to play vs. DEN
    Andre Roberson (foot) is available to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's unclear if he is going to start or if his minutes are limited. Roberson was close to playing on Tuesday, but he probably won't be fully unleashed tonight. If you want to pick him up in a deep league, it makes some sense. Although, he will lose a lot of value upon the return of Kevin Durant (foot). Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:19 pm
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Andre Roberson could play on Wednesday
    Andre Roberson (foot) has not been ruled out for Wednesday.

    Advice: He is going through pre-game warmups, but it's unknown if he will actually play. The Thunder could really use him and he would be on the fantasy radar. Lance Thomas would lose minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:55 pm
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Shabazz Muhammad starting over Bennett
    Shabazz Muhammad will start at power forward against the Knicks.

    Advice: The Wolves are shorthanded up front, so they're going to go with a smaller lineup and use Anthony Bennett as the main bench big. Muhammad is only in play in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:50 pm
  • Larry Sanders is starting on Wednesday
    Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: In usual Bucks fashion, this update comes at 7:37 pm EST for the 7:30 game. Sanders' thigh issue may limit him and his minutes have been a bit erratic anyway, so he should be on the bench in most fantasy leagues. Zaza Pachulia will move back into the second unit tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:36 pm
  • Corey Brewer expected to play Wednesday
    Corey Brewer is expected to play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The report does add "barring any changes," so it's not a 100 percent lock. Brewer should still be on most fantasy benches tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:26 pm
  • Corey Brewer questionable with an illness
    Corey Brewer (illness) received an IV and is questionable to play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Well, it's flu season. Brewer and Kevin Martin could both miss tonight, so Shabazz Muhammad, Glenn Robinson III, Chase Budinger and Robbie Hummel may all have to help out. Brewer should obviously be benched in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:49 pm
  • Quincy Acy will start on Wednesday night
    Quincy Acy will start next to Shane Larkin, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony and Samuel Dalembert against the Wolves.

    Advice: The Knicks are going with the big lineup tonight, but Acy is still not a fantasy option. He's only averaged 5.0 points, 6.3 boards and 0.3 blocks in his four previous starts. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:43 pm
  • Larry Sanders is a game-time call vs. Nets
    Larry Sanders (thigh) is a game-time call on Wednesday night to face the Nets.

    Advice: He was a late scratch on Tuesday and there is a good chance he misses tonight. Zaza Pachulia is coming off a nice game and would be a desperate plug-and-play option on a busy night in the NBA. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:28 pm
  • Jason Richardson (foot) optimistic for return
    Jason Richardson expects to return from the stress fracture in his right foot this season, potentially before January.

    Advice: "There's no doubt in my mind I'll be back this year," Richardson said. "I might be back before January if all goes well." The veteran's optimism is nice to hear but we're certainly not betting on a return in 2014, and even once he's healthy he may not crack the 76ers' rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:57 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs Pho
  • Pau Gasol says he has to be patient
    Pau Gasol (calf) said on Wednesday that he has to be patient with his calf strain.

    Advice: He said he has to go by how he feels and it sounds like he's going to sit out on Thursday night against the Kings. It's become a huge guessing game with the Bulls on the injury report, but we'll continue to try and piece it together leading up to Thursday night. Until then, Taj Gibson looks like a phenomenal player to own while Nikola Mirotic will get some chances, as well. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:17 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ Por
  • Larry Sanders (thigh) questionable Wednesday
    Larry Sanders (thigh) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: He was a late scratch on Tuesday because of his bruised thigh, so owners will want to check back for updates prior to tip-off. If Sanders can't go, expect Zaza Pachulia to draw another start after he double-doubled on Tuesday, but anything is possible with coach Kidd. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:36 am
  • Pau Gasol (calf) not practicing Wednesday
    Pau Gasol (calf) will not practice on Wednesday, and should be considered questionable for Thursday's game.

    Advice: He had to sit out vs. the Clippers on Monday, so it would not be surprising if he had to miss Thursday's game as well. Gasol has been a force for the Bulls early on this season, and owners will have to remain patient until a positive report surfaces. In the meantime, Taj Gibson will continue to start in his absence and will be a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:21 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ Por
  • Jason Thompson (quad) posts 15 & 9 Tuesday
    Jason Thompson (quad) had 15 points, nine rebounds and two turnovers in 25 minutes of action on Tuesday.

    Advice: He jumped out to a quick start and looked unimpeded by his recent quad injury, but as usual his fantasy contributions were restricted to points, FG percentage and rebounds. Fantasy owners in deeper formats would be better off looking for value in backup PF Carl Landry (eight points, nine boards, one steal in 16 minutes). Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:39 pm
  • Rudy Gay (Achilles) quiet in 37 minutes Tues.
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) had a subpar game in 37 minutes of action on Tuesday, making 6-of-17 field goals to finish with 15 points, four rebounds, five assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: Gay didn't appear hobbled and his playing time suggests the Kings' coaches and trainers weren't overly concerned about his Achilles tendinitis, which had him listed as questionable for the game. Sacramento returns to action on Thursday vs. the Bulls, and fantasy owners should assume Gay will start unless a report surfaces to the contrary. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:38 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (hip) plays well vs Pelicans
    DeMarcus Cousins tweaked his left hip flexor while warming up for Tuesday's game, but he still finished with 24 points, 17 boards, three assists and two blocks vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Needless to say, the hip injury didn't limit DMC and shouldn't be a problem going forward. The Kings jumped out to a big lead for the third straight game tonight, but once again they let it slip away and their record has fallen to 6-5 after an impressive 5-1 start to the season. They'll have a tough task staying above .500 with the Bulls coming to town for a nationally-televised game on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:36 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 22 points w/ four 3s
    Ryan Anderson caught fire in the second half of Tuesday's comeback win in Sacramento, finishing with 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting, four 3-pointers, four rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He was very quiet in the first half, but few players can catch fire as quickly as Ryno, who did his damage in 31 minutes of action. His playing time has picked up with Omer Asik (back) sidelined over the past two games, but Anderson doesn't need more than 25-30 minutes per game to provide solid points and rebounds with elite 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:35 pm
  • Anthony Morrow quiet in 34 minutes Tuesday
    Anthony Morrow logged 34 minutes off the Thunder bench on Tuesday, but he scored only eight points with five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: Morrow hit a 3-pointer and he doesn't usually contribute many boards or defensive stats, which take the sting out of his low-scoring game. He blew up for 28 points and four triples last Wednesday but is just 7-of-31 from the field since then (22.6 percent), so fantasy owners should deploy him with caution. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:38 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Larry Sanders (thigh) traveling on road trip
    Larry Sanders (bruised left thigh) will travel with the Bucks for games on Wednesday and Friday.

    Advice: He remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets, but it's a great sign that he'll join the team for their brief two-game road trip. Zaza Pachulia double-doubled with a full line as a starter in Sanders' absence on Tuesday and would be worth a look for temporary value if Sanders misses any more games. We should know more after Milwaukee's shootaround, so check for updates on Wednesday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:15 pm
  • Jordan Hill double-doubles w/ 18 pts, 10 reb
    Jordan Hill double-doubled with 18 points, 10 rebounds and one assist vs. the Hawks on Tuesday, making 8-of-17 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs in just 31 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Hawks rank 28th in rebounding with a -3.8 differential and they're particularly poor on the offensive glass, where Carlos Boozer and Hill hurt them all night long. It was Hill's putback following an offensive rebound that gave L.A. a much-needed five-point cushion down the stretch, and he's quietly emerged as a top-100 fantasy value through L.A.'s first 11 games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:06 pm
     
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Jason Thompson (quad) will play Tuesday
    Jason Thompson (quad) will play in Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: He is only averaging 3.2 points per game this season so this goes without saying that he shouldn't be considered in standard leagues. Even worse, Thompson will have to deal with Anthony Davis all night which makes him quite unappealing in daily leagues. You can safely ignore him in almost all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:58 pm
  • Rudy Gay (Achilles) starting vs. New Orleans
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) will start Tuesday's game vs. New Orleans, as expected.

    Advice: Gay has some tendinitis in his right Achilles but the fact that he's active indicates it's not serious. He's off to a terrific start this season, averaging 22.5 points and 6.8 rebounds, and it's safe to keep him active in all lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:26 pm
  • Andre Roberson (foot) won't return on Tuesday
    Andre Roberson (foot) will not return on Tuesday and he remains day-to-day.

    Advice: There's a chance that Roberson will play Wednesday, but OKC may hold him out until Friday or Saturday as a precaution. He's likely to assume the starting SG job once healthy, but he doesn't have enough fantasy upside to be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:09 pm
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Larry Sanders a late scratch w/ bruised thigh
    Larry Sanders was a late scratch on Tuesday due to a bruised thigh.

    Advice: Zaza Pachulia will start at center in his absence and John Henson should earn more playing time off the bench, but the injury was reported so late that most fantasy owners will be unable to change their lineups. Sanders has averaged 6.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.8 blocks through the Bucks' first 10 games, despite the fact that he's playing only 22 minutes per game. His injury doesn't sound serious and we're considering him questionable to return for Wednesday's game in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:58 pm
  • Jason Thompson (quad) probable Tuesday vs. NO
    Jason Thompson (left quad tendinitis) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: Thompson is averaging just 3.2 points and 6.0 rebounds over 25 minutes of action this season, so he's obviously not worth a roster spot in standard leagues. It sounds like he'll suit up on Tuesday, but if he's unable to go, Carl Landry would likely pick up most of his minutes. Reggie Evans could also see some extended run off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:36 pm
  • Rudy Gay (Achilles) probable Tuesday vs. NO
    Rudy Gay (right Achilles tendinitis) has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: It's looking likely that Gay will suit up for this one, but owners will want to check back for an official update as we draw closer to Tuesday's tip. If Gay sits, Omri Casspi would likely pick up a majority of the minutes at small forward, and would make for a decent plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:22 pm
  • Report: Nuggets management not high on Faried
    According to sources with knowledge of the Nuggets' thinking, Kenneth Faried is not well liked by the organization, particularly by head coach Brian Shaw.

    Advice: "[Faried] is a helluva player and plays hard, but he isn’t well liked [in the organization]," a league source said. "That gets glossed over. He says crazy s---. He thinks he’s the guy, and other guys take exception to his contract." This could perhaps explain why Faried's minutes have regressed this season to just 26.5 per game, however, if the Nuggets were to do some sort of "restructuring," Shaw would likely be the one to go. Denver has been a mess, and they can no longer point to injuries as the main culprit. Faried has been underwhelming following a fantastic summer, but he should be able to eventually turn things around, so he can be viewed as a buy-low guy. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:09 pm
  • Andre Roberson getting closer to return
    Andre Roberson (foot) is close to returning this week, according to Thunder head coach Scott Brooks, and could play as early as Tuesday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Brooks mentioned Tuesday as a possibility, but we're more likely looking at Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday if we're staying within Brooks' timetable of this week. Roberson doesn't deserve much fantasy attention as a defensive specialist, but his return will cut into Jeremy Lamb and Anthony Morrow's already limited fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:45 am
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Jarnell Stokes sees first minutes of career
    Jarnell Stokes say the first minutes of his NBA career during Monday's blowout win over the Rockets.

    Advice: Stokes scored four points to go along with two rebounds during his first six minutes of NBA action after being selected in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft. While it's nice to see the Memphis native get some playing time, he's not going to see enough minutes to warrant any attention from fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:10 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Joakim Noah says Bulls have work to do
    Joakim Noah said the Bulls still have work to do after Monday's win over the Clippers.

    Advice: After easily defeating the Clippers without Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol, Noah said the Bulls have some building to do. "We have a lot of work to do," Noah said. "As long as we stay humble and we keep working, keep getting better as a team, hopefully, we'll have a chance. But we're nowhere near where we have to be." While Noah's numbers haven't been exactly what his fantasy owners expected, his improved play over the Bulls' last five games should give hope that he can still return top-30 value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:53 am
  • Barnes still struggling for the Clippers
    Matt Barnes hit just 2-of-8 shots (2-of-6 from deep) for seven points with two rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes on Monday against the Bulls.

    Advice: Whether it's his divorce or any other off-the-court issue, Barnes simply isn't getting it done. He can be watched from the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:15 pm
     
    Injured
  • Gibson enjoys like without Pau on Monday
    Taj Gibson enjoyed life without Pau Gasol (calf) in Monday's road win over the Clippers, scoring 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting with five rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Yes, he would be quite good if Gasol (day-to-day) missed any extended time, but everybody knew that coming into the season. He still has standalone value and should be in many lineups on a weekly basis. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:08 pm
  • Noah posts big popcorn line in easy win
    Joakim Noah scored 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting with 16 rebounds and six assists in Monday's easy win over the Clippers.

    Advice: Noah's numbers are down in enough areas to worry that he's still not at 100 percent, but he's playing and doing enough to return top-75 value. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:04 pm
  • Butler headlines night of big lines for Bulls
    Jimmy Butler scored 22 points on 6-of-17 shooting with six rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one three and a 9-of-10 mark from the foul line in Monday's win.

    Advice: Butler is returning top-10 fantasy value and it's unclear where his shooting percentages are ultimately going to fall because he has clearly improved. Making an ungodly 80.6 percent from the line on 8.0 attempts per game, we're getting past issues involving small sample size too. The safe play is to sell him high in exchange for a well-positioned top-20 asset, but what fun would that be? Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:02 pm
  • Chandler Parsons hits four treys on Monday
    Chandler Parsons got hot against the Hornets on Monday with 17 points, nine rebounds, six assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: His shooting numbers have been down and he came into tonight at just 40.0 percent from the field. Parsons is putting up plenty of stats elsewhere and there has been an upward trend in his stats as the year has gone along. He should be a top-50 player in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:43 pm
  • Faried benched after leaked ESPN report
    Kenneth Faried played just 22 minutes before being benched in Monday's road win over the Cavs, finishing with eight points on 4-of-6 shooting with one rebound, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: Ouch. ESPN reported earlier in the day that the front office wasn't thrilled with Faried and perhaps this was Brian Shaw flexing his muscles in coordination with that report. Of course, Shaw and the front office are circling the wagons after a suspect couple of years, and mounting pressure amidst their disastrous start. A win over the Cavs will certainly net them some currency, but in the long term it would be surprising if Faried is successfully scapegoated here. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:24 pm
  • Pau Gasol is out Monday with a calf issue
    Pau Gasol (calf) will not play against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: He was listed as probable and is now the second Bull this season to be listed as probable and not play (Derrick Rose is the first). With Gasol out, Taj Gibson will get plenty of run and needs to be in 100 percent of lineups tonight. Gasol is hopeful to play against the Kings and sustained the injury on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:04 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ Por
  • Rudy Gay (Achilles) is questionable for Tues.
    Rudy Gay is questionable for Tuesday night against the Pelicans due to Achilles tendinitis.

    Advice: He had some Achilles soreness last year and was able to play through it, so his fantasy owners shouldn't totally panic. We should know more at morning shootaround and his owners will want to check back tomorrow. If he's out, Omri Casspi would likely get most of the time at small forward. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:19 pm
  • Corey Brewer dealing with trade rumors
    Corey Brewer said he received 30 calls on Sunday night because of the trade rumors.

    Advice: The Wolves aren't going anywhere and Brewer could wind up on the Cavs or Rockets. If he is traded, that should open up some more minutes for Andrew Wiggins, Shabazz Muhammad and Chase Budinger. Brewer isn't worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:52 pm
  • Pau Gasol listed as probable vs. Clippers
    Pau Gasol (calf) is listed as probable with a left calf strain for Monday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: There was no indication of a calf strain before this report and we'd be shocked to see him sit tonight. Gasol has no noteworthy calf issues since at least 2003. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:43 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ Por
  • Matt Barnes struggling through divorce
    Matt Barnes admitted his recent divorce has impacted his play this season.

    Advice: "It's tough. When you're going through a divorce it's hard," Barnes said. "We still have to show up and play." Barnes also added he doesn't care whether or not he starts, but he wants to work himself back into the mix after a slow start. Barnes is best left on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:00 am
     
    Injured
  • Anthony Morrow goes 1-of-9 from field vs. HOU
    Anthony Morrow shot just 1-of-9 from the field on Sunday, finishing a tough home loss vs. Houston with four points, one rebound, one steal and three personal fouls in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Morrow poured in 28 points vs. the Celtics on Wednesday but he's struggled since then, going a combined 5-of-25 from the field in OKC's past two games. He'll be better most nights and is worth owning if you're in need of scoring and 3-pointers, but don't expect well-rounded production. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:10 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Kenneth Faried goes for 16-9 in Nuggets loss
    Kenneth Faried scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting (2-of-5 from the line), to go with nine rebounds, two steals, two turnovers, and one assist during Sunday's loss.

    Advice: Faried is currently averaging just 9.5 FGA per game, and he needs to start being more aggressive in Denver's offense. His numbers this season are down across-the-board as he’s averaging11.5 points and 7.8 rebounds over 26.4 minutes of action. However, after such an impressive summer he just has to eventually get things turned around, so owners may want to float out some buy-low offers for The Manimal. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:01 pm
  • Report: Corey Brewer being shopped by Wolves
    The Timberwolves are reportedly in active trade discussions with the Cavaliers and Rockets on veteran swingman Corey Brewer.

    Advice: Brewer is averaging just 9.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.7 steals this season, and a move to a crowded backcourt on either of the aforementioned teams wouldn't do him any favors. He's a guy that can help an actual basketball team much more than a fantasy squad, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:24 pm
  • Report: Rudy Gay agrees to 3-year, $40M deal
    Rudy Gay has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $40 million contract extension with the Kings.

    Advice: The deal includes a player option for the 2017-18 season, and the Kings got a relative bargain on Gay. Rudy has been very impressive this season, averaging 22.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.1 three-pointers per game while shooting 44.8 percent from the field. That's good enough for second-round value, and he should continue to fill up the stat sheet as the Kings' No. 2 option on offense. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:08 pm
  • Quincy Acy will draw the start on Sunday
    Quincy Acy will draw the start against Denver on Sunday, while Amare Stoudemire is expected to come off of the bench.

    Advice: Acy isn't consistent enough to be considered in standard leagues, but he can provide enough points and rebounds to be relevant for owners in deeper leagues. However, as long as Stoudemire is active, he will likely get the bulk of the minutes at PF and is the obvious choice here. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:43 am
  • Andre Roberson (foot) is not close to return
    Andre Roberson (foot) is not close to making a return to the Thunder, and will not play on Sunday.

    Advice: The Thunder haven't released a lot of info on Roberson which doesn't bode well for his status going forward. The defensive specialist should remain on the waiver wire in almost all leagues until we get a positive report. In the meantime, Jeremy Lamb will continue to play as many minutes as he can handle and is considered a boom-or-bust option. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:38 am
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Matt Barnes has a decent game in start
    Matt Barnes started against the Suns on Saturday with 12 points two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He was coming off the bench because of his shooting issues. Barnes scored a season high tonight and perhaps he can get it going to climb back into the standard-league conversation. However, this game is not going to drive the demand up enough to pick him up. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:25 am
     
    Injured
  • Rudy Gay hands out six assists on Sat.
    Rudy Gay handed out six assists against the Spurs during a 94-91 win on Saturday with 18 points, three rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He did shoot just 7-of-20 from the field and has seen his field goal percentage head south recently. Gay is still filling up the stat sheet as an eight-category player, so there's nothing to worry about yet. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:00 am
  • Boogie Down Production: Cousins scores 25 pts
    DeMarcus Cousins scored a game-high 25 points against the Spurs on Saturday during a 94-91 win, adding 10 rebounds and one block on 10-of-19 from the field.

    Advice: The Kings were uncharacteristically great in the paint tonight and held the Spurs to just 34 points in the paint, which was almost half of their 58. Cousins is dominating this season with the highest usage rate among big men while making 50 percent from the field. He's for real. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:46 pm
  • Zach Randolph grabs 13 offensive boards
    Zach Randolph grabbed 13 offensive rebounds against the Pistons on Saturday, adding 17 points, nine defensive boards, four assists and one turnover on 7-of-22 from the field.

    Advice: It's no small feat to grab over 20 rebounds against the Pistons and the Grizzlies grabbed 18 O-boards as a team. Randolph has played well in his last three halves and is a double-double threat every night. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:57 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Matt Barnes ejected from Saturday's game
    Matt Barnes was ejected from Saturday's game after receiving two technical fouls, finishing the game with 12 points, one board, one assist and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes in a start at small forward.

    Advice: Barnes was up to his usual antics and couldn't keep his cool all night despite the Clippers having a huge lead throughout the game. He has been very disappointing this season and despite the fact that he started Saturday, he is simply too unreliable to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:54 pm
     
    Injured
  • Jimmy Buckets indeed: Butler scores 32 points
    Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 32 points against the Pacers on Saturday with six rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

    Advice: The breakout is real, folks. Butler is getting to the free throw line a ton, knocking down jumpers and playing great on the defense end. After tonight's game, Butler will have first-round value in standard leagues and he's arguably been the best pick in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:52 pm
  • Matt Barnes will start against Suns
    Matt Barnes will start against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: He was pushed to the bench against two bigger teams in the Blazers and Spurs, but the loss on Monday may have changed coach Doc Rivers' mind. Barnes has been a letdown so far and there's little reason to pick him up until he gets it going. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:58 pm
     
    Injured
  • Andre Roberson (foot) still out of practice
    Andre Roberson (foot) did not practice on Saturday and is listed as out against the Rockets on Sunday.

    Advice: He has been ruled out for games before shootaround and we'd probably expect the Thunder to rule him out soon. With Roberson likely out, Anthony Morrow and Jeremy Lamb figure to get most of the work on the wings. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:23 am
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Jimmy Butler (ankle) probable for Saturday
    Jimmy Butler (ankle) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against Indiana.

    Advice: This news comes out of nowhere, and the Bulls are describing the injury as just soreness in his left ankle. Check back for updates prior to tip-off, but if Butler can't go, expect Kirk Hinrich, Aaron Brooks, and even Tony Snell to pick up some extra minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:34 am
  • Morrow only scores 10 points vs. Pistons
    Anthony Morrow scored just 10 points on 4-of-15 shooting with two threes, three boards and one steal in 36 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: Owners are going to see Jeremy Lamb's career-night of 24 points and 10 boards and consider jumping ship, but coming off a 28-point night of his own Morrow has earned a bit of patience here. He still got good minutes and plenty of shot attempts and even if Lamb does have staying power there's a solid 1-2 week window where he can still do some damage. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:20 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Kenneth Faried has a so-so game
    Kenneth Faried scored 12 points with six rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He was benched to start the second half on Wednesday and looked a little better tonight. Faried's season has been a major letdown, averaging 11.4 points, 8.0 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.3 steals. That's a big surprise considering his outstanding summer, so he's still a nice buy-low guy. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:49 pm
  • Sanders struggles with foul trouble on Friday
    Larry Sanders struggled with foul trouble on Friday against the Magic, but still managed two steals and two blocks to go with four points and five boards in 16 minutes.

    Advice: This gets it done for owners and he's hovering around his ADP as a top-100 value. If he could make headway on the mpg issue (23.4), then he'd really be onto something but in Jason Kidd's rotation we're not holding our breath. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:58 pm
  • Andre Roberson (foot) out Friday vs. Detroit
    Andre Roberson (foot) will not play Friday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Jeremy Lamb has been filling in as the starting shooting guard with Roberson sidelined, but he's had two consecutive bad games. Still, the opportunity will be there for Lamb as the Thunder currently only have 10 healthy bodies on their roster, but he's not a must-own player. Anthony Morrow blew up for 28 points in his last game, and out of all the available guards in OKC, Morrow is the guy with the most upside. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:43 am
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • DeMarcus Cousins has 'no respect' for Barkley
    DeMarcus Cousins said that he has "no respect" for Charles Barkley during a recent interview.

    Advice: "I have no respect for [Barkley] and I never will," said Cousins. "We have nothing to talk about. So, yes, every time we see each other, there will never be words." Barkley has been hard on Cousins for most of his career, and Cousins apparently is holding a grudge. However, Cousins is also currently averaging 22.1 points, 11.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.4 blocks, and 3.4 turnovers with the Kings this season, making him one of the best big men to own in fantasy basketball. So if Chuck is adding fuel to the fire, fantasy owners should be thanking him. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:26 am
  • Chandler Parsons scores 14 points in win
    Chandler Parsons made 4-of-7 from the field for 14 points during a piece-of-cake 123-70 win over the 76ers on Thursday with six points, three assists and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Parsons has hit his stride with the Mavericks and he's been heavily involved in the offense. Parsons is still under-performing in the shooting department, entering tonight with only a 38.7 percent from the field. He'll likely approach his career 46.9 percent from the field soon. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:19 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins gets a tech in big line
    DeMarcus Cousins was called for his first technical foul of the season against the Grizzlies on Thursday, finishing with a line of 22 points, 12 boards, one assist, two steals and three blocks in just 31 minutes.

    Advice: That means he's projected to finish ahead of his goal to have below five technical fouls on the season. Regardless, Cousins is leading big men in usage rate, providing plenty of defensive stats and is likely going to be a top-15 asset in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:00 pm
  • Z-Bo turns it on in the second half
    Zach Randolph finished strong against the Kings on Thursday with a total of 17 points, eight rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't have a single board, point, assist or any stat outside of a foul in the first half. Randolph has been better in the second halves most of this season, so tonight's game will solidify that. He'll be a so-so option in standard leagues due to a lack of defense and not lighting it up in efficiency. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:36 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Joakim Noah plays 33 minutes in quiet game
    Joakim Noah played 33 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday with six points, eight rebounds, six assists, one block and three steals.

    Advice: He had a little bit of momentum coming in with back-to-back double-doubles, but the Raptors put the clamps on him in the first half with just two points and four boards. Noah's minutes were expected to be held in check and he still had a decent line, so it's all good. Continue to start him in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:00 pm
  • Jimmy still has new moves: Butler nets 21 pts
    Jimmy Butler's offensive game flourished again on Thursday against the Raptors, making 7-of-10 from the field for 21 points with nine rebounds, six assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

    Advice: So the preseason matters after all? Butler was one of the most impressive players in October and it's carried over into the regular season. Butler's efficiency was his only question mark and he's been able to turn in an effective field goal percentage of at least 46 in every game this season. We're not even 10 percent into the season, but his owners should feel pretty, pretty good. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:56 pm
  • Pau Gasol dominates with 27 points vs. TOR
    Pau Gasol dominated against the Raptors on Thursday with 27 points 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal three blocks and two turnovers.

    Advice: He made 12-of-19 from the field and just owned the paint tonight. Gasol has been rolling in his days with the Bulls and has seen an upward trend in his production, averaging 20.4 points, 12.2 points. 2.2 assists and 2.0 blocks over his last five. He looks like a steal for his owners. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:54 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm @ Por
  • Corey Brewer scores 18 off Wolves bench
    Corey Brewer came off the bench to hit 7-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for 18 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 24 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Brewer had just five points in his previous game and has scored in double figures just twice this season. Flip Saunders rested Thaddeus Young and Kevin Martin for much of this one, resulting in a nice night for Brewer. But as long as he's coming off the bench, you can continue to ignore him for now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:02 pm
  • Joe Johnson plays well in losing effort
    Joe Johnson played well in a 112-104 losing effort to the Suns on Wednesday with 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He called out his teammates for selfish play, but the Nets still only had 17 dimes on their 35 made field goals tonight. Johnson has seen his usage rate rise to 26.9 before tonight and he's been a mid-round guy in fantasy leagues. He should be a mid-round guy the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:13 pm
     
    Player Note
    Joe Johnson Bkn - SG,SF
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Kenneth Faried comes off bench in 2nd half
    Kenneth Faried hit 3-of-8 shots for 10 points and four rebounds in 24 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: His season is off to a really slow start, just like last year, and he was benched to start the second half tonight. Hopefully, Brian Shaw is just trying to light a fire under Faried, but the way things are going, it looks like Shaw may have already lost his team. They were blown out at home by the Blazers and are just 1-6 on the season. It's too early to give up on Faried and now looks like a nice time to try to buy low. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:07 pm
  • Jordan Hill has an average game against NO
    Jordan Hill had a mediocre game against the Pelicans in a 109-102 loss on Wednesday with 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: It was his worst game in a while and yet he's still been able to log big minutes. Hill has played 31 minutes per night this season and has been a very solid big man for his fantasy owners. Keep him in your starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:09 pm
     
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Anthony Morrow explodes for 28 points vs. BOS
    Anthony Morrow had his minutes restriction lifted against the Celtics on Wednesday, finishing with 28 points, five rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers on 11-of-16 from the field.

    Advice: He played 31 minutes and the Thunder have made it pretty clear that he'll be a big part of their offense. Morrow scored 10 points in his 14-minute debut on Tuesday and he should be able to flirt with 20 points per game with multiple treys until OKC gets some guys back. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:06 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Faried and Afflalo benched for Gee and Arthur
    Kenneth Faried and Arron Afflalo were benched to start the second half on Wednesday in favor of Darrell Arthur and Alonzo Gee.

    Advice: Wow. Faried was benched down the stretch on Friday in favor of Alonzo Gee and he has worked his way into coach Brian Shaw's doghouse. The Nuggets gave up 84 points in the first half and have looked horrible to start the year. The Manimal can be viewed as a buy-low guy. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:29 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (thumb) officially 'probable'
    Jimmy Butler (thumb) is officially listed as 'probable' for Thursday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Butler has been playing very well lately, averaging 18.6 points on 50.0 percent shooting in the Bulls' past five games, while logging almost 40 minutes per game. It's almost certain that he'll be in the starting lineup, but it's worth mentioning that Chicago is still including him on their injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:38 pm
  • Anthony Morrow (knee) could play 30 minutes
    Anthony Morrow (knee) will be available to play up to 30 minutes vs. the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: He may not get that high, but it's a significant increase after he was limited to 14 minutes in his season debut on Tuesday. His playing time is a threat to starters Jeremy Lamb and Lance Thomas, but the Thunder are still short-handed enough to give all three players substantial minutes. Give Morrow a look if you're in need of scoring and 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:23 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Quincy Acy back in Knicks' starting lineup
    Quincy Acy will return to the Knicks' starting lineup on Wednesday, playing PF with Carmelo Anthony shifting to SF.

    Advice: Tim Hardaway Jr. goes back to the bench as a consequence, where he'll battle J.R. Smith for reserve playing time behind Iman Shumpert and Melo. Acy is averaging just 5.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 21.5 minutes as a starter this season, ruling him out as a standard-league option. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:53 pm
  • Andre Roberson (foot) listed as out Wednesday
    Andre Roberson (foot) is listed at out for Wednesday's game against Boston.

    Advice: The defensive specialist will again be sidelined with his foot issue and Jeremy Lamb will draw another start. Roberson can be let go in almost all leagues while Jeremy Lamb will be a boom-or-bust play in the short term. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:56 am
     
    Player Note
    Andre Roberson OKC - SG,SF,PF
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Jarnell Stokes won't see action anytime soon
    Jarnell Stokes won't see any action anytime soon according to coach Joerger.

    Advice: "Jarnell Stokes is going to have a tough time playing. He's not going to play in front of those four guys at any point," Joerger said. "If someone turns an ankle, though, then he becomes very important." This news reiterates the fact that Stokes can be ignored in almost all fantasy leagues, as he will likely float between the Grizzlies and the D-league all season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:41 am
     
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Jason Thompson starts, plays just 13 minutes
    Jason Thompson started at PF on Tuesday but quickly took a backseat to Carl Landry, finishing scoreless with four rebounds and one assist in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He's averaging 2.8 points on 28.6 percent shooting in the Kings' past five games, and has nearly as many turnovers (10) as combined assists, steals and blocks. Needless to say, he belongs on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:26 pm
  • Chandler Parsons sinks five 3-pointers in win
    Chandler Parsons made five 3-pointers and finished Tuesday's home victory with 19 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't attempt a single free throw and was just 7-of-19 from the field, as he's yet to truly find a comfort zone in the Dallas offense. He obviously has a green light to shoot the ball, and his 39.1 percent shooting is well below his career average of 47.0 percent, so his slow start should be viewed as a buy-low opportunity. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:22 pm
  • Zach Randolph quiet in Tuesday's close win
    Zach Randolph was quiet during Tuesday's win vs. the Lakers, scoring 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting with 10 rebounds and zero assists, steals or blocks.

    Advice: To his credit, Z-Bo came up huge when it mattered, scoring after an offensive rebound to give Memphis an insurmountable five-point lead toward the end of regulation. He simply had an off night in a matchup that looked very favorable on paper, and should be back to his usual scoring output vs. the Kings on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:01 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bos
  • Anthony Morrow makes Thunder debut Tuesday
    Anthony Morrow made his Thunder debut on Tuesday finishing with 10 points and one 3-pointer in 14 minutes.

    Advice: He was limited to 10-17 minutes coming into Tuesday's game but it was nice to see him back healthy. As he progresses, Morrow could emerge as a solid pickup for his 3-point shooting but will need to carve out more minutes before becoming a standard league asset. Keep a close eye on him for now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:49 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Jordan Hill posts strong double-double Tues.
    Jordan Hill's streak of strong games continued on Tuesday with 13 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in a loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The downside is that he shot just 6-of-17 from the field, and inexplicably launched a long jumper during a late-game attempt at a 2-for-1 possession. Hill began the season with a pair of duds but he's been terrific in L.A.'s past five games, contributing in every category but 3-pointers and steals. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:48 pm
     
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Anthony Morrow (knee) will play on Tuesday
    Anthony Morrow (knee) will make his Thunder debut Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Morrow will come off the bench, and he'll be limited to 10-17 minutes as he's eased into the rotation. Jeremy Lamb is currently the Thunder's starting shooting guard, and he's been playing well, so his job looks safe for now. Morrow is more of a 3-point specialist, but he could carve out a role as the Thunder's sixth man and sustain value with the eventual returns of Kevin Durant (foot) and Russell Westbrook (hand). If you got a guy to cut, Morrow looks like a quality add in standard leagues for owners seeking some 3-point shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:34 pm
     
    5:00 pm vs Bkn
  • Joe Johnson calls out Nets for selfish play
    Joe Johnson vented after Tuesday's practice, calling out his teammates for their selfish play so far this season.

    Advice: "It’s just kind of what it is," said Johnson. "Defensively, we help from time to time, offensively, I just think guys kind of exhaust their options and then when there’s nothing else for them, then they’ll pass it when they have to. For the most part, we’ve been very selfish." Johnson also said that while the Nets are currently 4-2, the wins are pretty meaningless because they "haven't played anybody." Johnson is averaging 19.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.2 three-pointers, and just 1.8 turnovers on 47.9 percent shooting this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:18 pm
     
    Player Note
    Joe Johnson Bkn - SG,SF
    5:00 pm @ OKC
  • Joakim Noah admits he still has work to do
    Joakim Noah said he still has work to do after Chicago's win over the Pistons on Monday.

    Advice: Noah scored 13 points with 14 rebounds and six assists during the win, so he's being a little bit hard on himself in saying, "I still have work to do, but I'll get there." The big man has strung together solid back-to-back performances after missing two games with an illness, so fantasy owners looking to buy low might want to try one last-ditch effort before Noah gets back to normal. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:37 am
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