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    • Tyler Zeller plays only 12 minutes vs. Cavs
      Tyler Zeller played only 12 minutes during Tuesday's game, scoring four points and grabbing three rebounds without any steals or blocks.

      Advice: Brad Stevens isn't shy about deploying small lineups and it didn't help that Boston trailed by 25 points at halftime. Zeller's late-round value should vanish whenever Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is healthy enough to return, so don't pass up a more promising free agent to cling to Zeller. Rotoworld.com
      24 minutes ago
    • Tristan Thompson scores 10 pts in 17 minutes
      Tristan Thompson followed up Sunday's big double-double with 10 points and seven rebounds in 17 minutes vs. the Celtics on Tuesday.

      Advice: Thompson made all four of his field goal attempts but he didn't have any assists, steals or blocks, which highlights the reason he's been outside the top-150 in 8-cat leagues all year. He's a dubious source of value as long as Timofey Mozgov (10 points, six boards, three blocks) is healthy. Rotoworld.com
      25 minutes ago
    • LeBron James passes Ray Allen on scoring list
      LeBron James racked up 27 points, three rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block before taking a seat after 26 minutes of action on Tuesday.

      Advice: He made 12-of-23 shots and only turned the ball over once, a rare treat from the player who ranks second in the NBA with 4.3 turnovers per game (trailing only DeMarcus Cousins). LeBron spent the past few days criticizing himself for missing eight free throws in Sunday's tough overtime loss, but it didn't take him long to put that defeat in the rearview mirror. He also passed Ray Allen on the all-time scoring list with this performance, giving him 24,507 points in his phenomenal 12-year career. Rotoworld.com
      25 minutes ago
    • Kevin Love plays through illness vs. Boston
      Kevin Love (illness) decided to play at the last minute on Tuesday and he made 4-of-10 shots to finish with two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, three assists and one block in 25 minutes.

      Advice: It wasn't his best game but the Cavs didn't need more from him and he posted a +/- rating of +25 in the blowout victory. He'll be ready to go vs. the Raptors on Wednesday and his fantasy owners should only be concerned about Cleveland's brutal two-game slate in Week 23 (March 30 - April 5). Rotoworld.com
      26 minutes ago
    • Darrell Arthur (calf) will play vs. the Bucks
      Darrell Arthur (calf) will play vs. the Bucks on Tuesday.

      Advice: He has missed the last two games due to a calf strain, but the Nuggets could certainly use the extra depth. However, with season averages of just 7.3 points and 3.2 boards in 17.7 minutes per game, it's safe to leave Arthur on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:51 pm
    • Nuggets will roll with same starters on Tues.
      The Nuggets will start Ty Lawson, Randy Foye, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: The Nuggets parted ways with coach Brain Shaw on Tuesday, so it will be very interesting to see how their rotations shape up in the coming weeks. Faried has an excellent shot to redeem himself now that coach Shaw can't hold him back, so hopefully he finally rewards his patient owners with some late-season production. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:36 pm
    • Kosta Koufos starts Tuesday w/ Z-Bo out
      Kosta Koufos will start Tuesday's game in place of Zach Randolph (illness).

      Advice: Koufos makes a decent temporary fantasy option but most owners should have more reliable long-term alternatives on the waiver wire. Z-Bo's absence will also open up more opportunities for backup big man Jon Leuer, and it will be all hands on deck for the Grizzlies tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:49 pm
    • Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle) out again Tuesday
      Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle) is listed as out for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: He is listed as out in the team's game notes, but the fact that the Rockets haven't updated his status is a little worrisome. Papanikolaou hasn't played since Feb. 21, and he isn't likely going to be in the rotation upon his return. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:28 pm
       
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      L, 104-96 @ Atl
    • Markieff Morris fined $15k for hit on Dragic
      Markieff Morris has been fined $15,000 for making above-the-shoulder contact with Goran Dragic.

      Advice: He swiped at Dragic and caught his head, sending him to the ground, which earned Morris a Flagrant-2 foul and an ejection. He said Dragic was "overexaggerating" on the play, and either way the league didn't see enough malicious intent to suspend him. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:14 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will start Tuesday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks, sending Carl Landry back to the bench.

      Advice: Cousins has missed the last two games due to a nagging ankle issue, but his owners will be thrilled to see him back in action with a favorable matchup vs. the lowly Knicks. Get Cousins in your lineup and enjoy the show. On the other hand, Landry can be dropped across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:10 pm
    • Kevin Love (illness) a go for Tuesday vs. BOS
      Kevin Love (illness) will play Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: Go ahead and get him active. Those that made a speculative add of Tristan Thompson expecting a big night may want to look elsewhere for production. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:50 pm
    • Kris Humphries (groin) out Tuesday vs. CHI
      Kris Humphries (groin) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin will continue to see extended minutes with Humphries unavailable, but they won't do enough statistically to matter in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:44 pm
    • Al Horford starting, Elton Brand to the bench
      Al Horford will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Rockets, sending Elton Brand back to the bench.

      Advice: Go ahead and get Horford active for what will be an uptempo game vs. Houston. Those that made a speculative add of Brand during his one-game stint in the starting unit can feel comfortable sending him back to the wire with the demotion to the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:06 pm
    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) ruled out for Tuesday
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: With Olynyk unavailable, Brandon Bass, Tyler Zeller, and Jonas Jerebko will continue to man Boston's frontcourt, with Bass and Zeller offering the most upside. Boston plays at home against Utah on Wednesday, and we'll be considering Olynyk questionable for that one. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:40 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 110-79 @ Cle
    • Kevin Love (illness) a game-time decision
      Kevin Love (illness) is headed for a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup with the Celtics.

      Advice: Love was previously listed as probable despite not being able to go through Tuesday morning's shootaround, but he’s now looking at a game-time decision. If he's unable to go, Tristan Thompson would likely slide into the starting lineup, and he's be worth a look as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and J.R. Smith would also have more opportunities on offense. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:30 pm
    • Karl wants consistency from Derrick Williams
      Kings' head coach George Karl said that he would like to get more consistency from Derrick Williams.

      Advice: "Derrick is one of our more skilled players, and we’re trying to figure out how he fits with the team," Karl said. "I thought that he and Andre Miller had chemistry together [on Sunday]. As a coaching staff, we feel that we should try and get more out of him, and more consistent value." Williams was able to put up 18 points on Sunday, but was held to single digits in his previous three outings, including a zero-point performance vs. San Antonio. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:50 pm
    • Anthony Davis (shoulder) questionable for Wed
      Anthony Davis (shoulder) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pistons.

      Advice: Davis was able to go through contact drills during Tuesday's practice, so it's looking like there's a decent chance he's able to return to action on Wednesday. However, if he's unable to go on Wednesday, his next opportunity to play will come Friday vs. Boston, and then Saturday vs. Memphis. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but when Davis does return to the court, Alexis Ajinca's value will take a sizable hit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:11 pm
       
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    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) to travel w/ Mavs
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) will travel with the Mavs on their upcoming three-game road trip.

      Advice: Parsons will be traveling with the team, but head coach Rick Carlisle said he's unsure of his availability for Thursday's game vs. the Trail Blazers. We'll be considering him questionable, and if he's unable to go, Richard Jefferson will have another game with the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:13 pm
       
      Injured
    • DeMarre Carroll expected to return Tuesday
      DeMarre Carroll is expected to return to the lineup for Tuesday's game vs. Houston after being rested on Saturday vs. Miami.

      Advice: When Carroll was asked if his shoulder was still bothering him, he responded: "I'm good. Junkyard Dog. Get a little bumps and bruises but I'm good." All signs are pointing towards Carroll returning to the lineup today for a tough matchup with the Rockets, a move that will send Kent Bazemore back to the bench, and irrelevancy in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:49 am
    • Durant (foot) out Wednesday and Thursday
      Kevin Durant (foot) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers, as well as Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: The Thunder are going to be extremely cautious in bringing Durant back after his most recent setback, and he still hasn't been able to go through a full practice. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but for as long as Durant is sidelined, Russell Westbrook will continue to put up ridiculous stat lines, with Dion Waiters, D.J. Augustin, and Enes Kanter also seeing some increased touches on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:13 am
       
      Injured
    • Paul Pierce expects to play Tuesday vs Bulls
      Paul Piece (knee) said he expects to play against the Bulls on Tuesday night.

      Advice: While acknowledging that he needs to get himself healthy for the playoffs, Pierce said he plans to play with a sore knee on Tuesday night. Pierce has been a solid fantasy contributor this season and is averaging 15.7 points, 4.3 boards, 2.3 assists, and 2.7 three-pointers over his last three games played. He may rest a few nights down the stretch, but The Truth is still worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:46 am
    • DeMarcus Cousins probable for Tuesday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

      Advice: This is great news for Cousins' owners after he missed the last two games with a sprained left ankle. He'll be slotted back into the Kings' starting lineup and can be activated across all fantasy leagues. Boogie is averaging 23.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.9 blocks over his last eight games and has a favorable matchup against the Knicks on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:38 am
    • Marreese Speights pleads no contest
      Marreese Speights plead no contest to a reduced misdemeanor charge of reckless driving that stemmed from his arrest in Tampa in August.

      Advice: Speights was originally charged with driving under the influence, but his lawyers were able to negotiate a deal that included $903 in fines and court costs. We'll have to await word on if Speights will face any discipline from the league, but let's let this serve a teachable moment for finding a designated driver. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:26 am
    • Mavs sign Bernard James for rest of season
      The Dallas Mavericks have signed Bernard James for the rest of the 2014-15 season.

      Advice: James was at the tail end of his second 10-day contract and has obviously impressed the Mavericks enough to stick around for the rest of the season. While James helps solidify a depleted Mavericks' frontcourt, he hasn't shown enough to warrant a spot on any fantasy rosters. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:22 am
    • Lakers to stick with same starting five
      Lakers head coach Byron Scott will stick with the same starting five of Jordan Clarkson, Wayne Ellington, Ryan Kelly, Carlos Boozer, and Robert Sacre for at least their next three games.

      Advice: With Scott constantly shuffling his rotations, this is good news for fantasy owners who are looking for a sense of normalcy. While Kelly, Boozer, and Sacre are serviceable fantasy options, Clarkson and Ellington are the biggest beneficiaries of this news and are worth a flier in standard fantasy leagues as long as they continue to start. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:20 am
    • Taj Gibson could miss up to two weeks
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is in a walking boot and could miss up to two weeks.

      Advice: Gibson has already been declared out for the next week, but it's starting to look like his absence could extend into a second week. Nikola Mirotic will see plenty of minutes off the Bulls' bench while Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah will also see a bump in fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:14 am
       
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    • Kevin Love misses Tuesday shootaround
      Kevin Love (illness) missed Tuesday's shootaround, but is probable for Tuesday's game against the Celtics.

      Advice: While the Cavs told Love to stay home for Tuesday morning's shootaround, the good news for his fantasy owners is that he is still listed as probable to face the Celtics. We'll update Love's status as soon as more information becomes available, but Tristan Thompson would be in line for a value boost if Love's status is downgraded. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:38 am
    • Kelly Olynyk unsure of Tuesday availability
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is unsure if he'll be able to play against the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

      Advice: Olynyk will test his ankle in shootaround before making a decision on whether to play Tuesday night. The big man has been out since late-January with his ankle injury, but seems to be on the precipice of a return to the court. Olynyk will join a frontcourt logjam with Brandon Bass, Tyler Zeller, Jae Crowder, and Jonas Jerebko upon his return, so his fantasy value will likely be limited to deeper leagues barring an injury. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:03 am
       
      Injured
      L, 110-79 @ Cle
    • Asik manages just two points and seven boards
      Omer Asik managed just two points, seven boards and one steal over 28 minutes in Monday's loss to the Mavs.

      Advice: Asik looked a bit hobbled out there and it wouldn't be surprising to see him end up on an injury report, perhaps when reinforcements arrive. A borderline option when he's at his best, this outcome and the injury risk should be enough for owners that had been relying on him to move on. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    • Ajinca double-doubles with a steal and block
      Alexis Ajinca kept his foot on the gas with Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson out on Monday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting with 12 rebounds, one steal and one block in 25 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Ajinca has paid off with top-50 value over the last two weeks and with the Pelicans' durability issues he has a sneaky shot at finishing the year strong. There have been vague reports not necessarily altering Davis' 1-2 week timeline from about seven days ago, but we'll be watching closely to see if Ajinca can survive his return. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:09 pm
    • Anthony Davis (shoulder) 'close to returning'
      Sideline reporter Jennifer Hale reported that Anthony Davis (shoulder) is close to returning to game action.

      Advice: We're not quite sure where that puts him, just like an earlier report stating the Pelicans weren't going to rush him back was similarly vague. We're in the second week of his 1-2 week timetable and as long as there isn't a setback his return is essentially imminent. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:44 pm
       
      Injured
    • Markieff Morris ejected for flagrant 2 foul
      Markieff Morris was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul on Goran Dragic in the third quarter.

      Advice: It was a hard foul in transition that sent Dragic to the floor hard, but Markieff's reputation might have hurt him here for the flagrant 2 call. Morris probably won't be suspended for this infraction, but he picked up another technical foul tonight and is a strong bet to be suspended for too many in one season. He finished with 13 points, five boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes. You can check out a video of the foul in the link below. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:19 pm
    • Bernard James expected to start
      Benard James will start against the Pelicans on Monday.

      Advice: The Mavs are going big against the Pelicans, which makes sense. James is still not a fantasy option in almost any league Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis, Richard Jefferson and Dirk Nowitzki are the other starters. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:22 pm
    • Pelicans not rushing Anthony Davis back
      The Pelicans are not going to rush Anthony Davis (shoulder) back.

      Advice: Coach Monty Williams said that Davis is getting closer, but it's not going to be tonight. Additionally, there has been no indication that he'll be back in the next 2-3 games, as well. Alexis Ajinca finally turned it on and is worth a look for short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:16 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kris Humphries still dealing w/ groin issues
      Kris Humprhies (groin) is still unable to move laterally.

      Advice: Humphries missed Saturday's game against the Pistons, his second consecutive on the sidelines. It doesn't sound like he's all that close to a return, meaning Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin will earn extra minutes behind Marcin Gortat and Nene. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:12 am
    • Al Horford back at practice on Monday
      Al Horford (rest) returned to practice on Monday.

      Advice: He sat out Saturday's game against the Heat, but big Al is good to go going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:02 am
    • DeMarre Carroll back at practice on Monday
      DeMarre Carroll (rest) was back at practice on Monday.

      Advice: After sitting Saturday's game to rest, Carroll should be back out there in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:02 am
    • Chandler Parsons out again on Monday night
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) will not play against the Pelicans on Monday.

      Advice: He was previously hopeful to return, but he will be sidelined once again. Without Parsons available, expect Richard Jefferson to continue to start in his place, while Al-Farouq Aminu will continue to see an increase in minutes off the bench, and he may be motivated to deliver a solid effort against his former team. Parsons has not played since Feb. 20. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:14 am
       
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    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) still without timetable
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is making progress, but there is no timetable for his return.

      Advice: "I’m just letting it play out," he said. "It’s tough. It’s real tough. . . . The fact that you could go probably, but you just want to make sure you’re helping your team; you’re not a detriment. You know, you can do the things you want to do out there." Although he's progressing, it doesn't like sound the Celtics or Olynyk are rushing his return. The Celtics will have a logjam when Olynyk returns with Brandon Bass, Tyler Zeller, Jonas Jerebko, Evan Turner and Jae Crowder all occupying minutes along the frontline. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:07 am
       
      Injured
      L, 110-79 @ Cle
    • Gibson (ankle) to miss at least 1 more week
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is expected to be sidelined for at least another week.

      Advice: Not good. Gibson's ankle sprain is clearly serious, and Gibson has a history of playing through ankle injuries, so we know it must be bothering the big man. The Bulls play four times this week, so if Gibson misses all of those contests, Nikola Mirotic will continue to see big minutes off the bench with Chicago leaning a little harder on both Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:31 am
       
      Injured
    • Marreese Speights a healthy DNP-CD Sunday
      Marreese Speights was a healthy DNP-CD vs. the Celtics on Sunday.

      Advice: Boston went very small with their second unit, deploying Jonas Jerebko at center, so the matchups didn't favor Speights at all. He's averaging just 13 minutes over Golden State's past 10 games and has no fantasy upside while Andrew Bogut, David Lee and Draymond Green are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:54 pm
    • Kenneth Faried struggles in start at center
      Kenneth Faried started at center in the Nuggets' small lineup on Sunday, but he made only 1-of-6 shots to finish with three points, six boards, three assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: Faried logged 27 minutes and may have played more if it weren't for foul trouble. The starting job and increased playing time are both silver linings for exasperated fantasy owners, and for now it seems likely that he'll stick at center for Tuesday's game vs. Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:05 pm
    • Omer Asik secures game-high 16 rebounds
      Omer Asik secured a game-high 16 rebounds in 25 minutes vs. Denver on Sunday, while scoring nine points on 3-of-5 field goals and 3-of-5 free throws.

      Advice: Asik also had three assists and one steal, and the 60.0 percent FT shooting actually raised his season average. His fantasy value is restricted to the traditional big-man categories, but he's a decent option this week with the Pelicans' frontcourt desperately thin. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:04 pm
    • Derrick Williams scores 18 points in loss
      Derrick Williams matched his season-high with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting against the Blazers on Sunday, adding one rebound in 23 minutes.

      Advice: His role has been erratic at best under head coach George Karl, and he has averaged just 16.4 minutes per game since coach Karl took over. Until Williams earns a bigger role in Sacramento, he is going to be tough to own outside of the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:24 pm
    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) sits out again Sunday
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) didn't play on Sunday, as expected.

      Advice: This makes 17 straight DNPs for Olynyk, whose next chance to return comes in Cleveland on Tuesday. He has intriguing rest-of-season upside in Boston's frontcourt, but first he'll need to regain his conditioning after such a long layoff. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:42 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 110-79 @ Cle
    • LeBron James scores 37 points despite FT woes
      LeBron James racked up 37 points, four 3-pointers, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocks on Sunday, but he shot 15-of-35 from the field and 3-of-11 at the free throw line in an overtime loss.

      Advice: LeBron became the first player since Truck Robinson in 1978 to score 37+ points while shooting under 30.0 percent on 10 or more free throw attempts. He was in disbelief after numerous misses in the clutch and took responsibility for the loss afterward, though fantasy owners will assuredly forgive the flaws in this statistical bonanza. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:34 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (calf) will not play on Sunday
      Darrell Arthur (calf) will not play on Sunday vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: This will be his second straight game on the sidelines and we will consider him day-to-day moving forward. Arthur has averages of just 7.3 points, 3.2 boards and 1.0 assist in 17.7 minutes per game this season, so his absence won't have many fantasy implications. Expect Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler to benefit the most on Sunday night. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:20 pm
    • Tristan Thompson double-doubles w/ 14 & 19
      Tristan Thompson erupted in 37 minutes during Sunday's OT loss, which he finished with 14 points, a season-high 19 rebounds, two steals and one block.

      Advice: This was Thompson's first double-double in over a month and the defensive stats are atypical, but he continues to carve out borderline value in 9-cat leagues. He's playing more minutes than starting center Timofey Mozgov most nights and is worth scooping off the waiver wire if you're targeting rebounds and FG percentage. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:15 pm
    • Kenneh Faried, Wilson Chandler starting Sun.
      Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler will start Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans, sending J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne back to the bench.

      Advice: Faried has been a huge disappointment this season, and it's only gotten worse after the All-Star break with averages of 6.5 points and 6.3 boards in just over 21 minutes in his last four outings. It's a bold move from head coach Brain Shaw as Faried rarely plays center, but he simply has too much talent to not bounce back eventually. We will let you know how the Manimal does after the game. J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne can be cut in most leagues following this news. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:54 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (calf) downgraded to doubtful
      Darrell Arthur (calf) has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: If Arthur is unable to go on Sunday, his minutes will be split up between Kenneth Faried, Wilson Chandler, and J.J. Hickson, but there are no clear winners here with Brian Shaw at the helm. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:36 pm
    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) likely will not play Sun
      Celtics' head coach Brad Stevens said that Kelly Olynyk (ankle) "probably won't play" Sunday vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: Stevens added that even if Olynyk is available on Sunday, it's unlikely he will leave the bench, so it's probably safe to leave Olynyk on your bench today. Tyler Zeller, Brandon Bass, and Jonas Jerebko will remain the primary beneficiaries with Olynyk sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:27 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 110-79 @ Cle
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) out Sunday vs. POR
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle, hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: This will be Cousins second consecutive game out of the lineup, and Carl Landry will likely again draw the start with Reggie Evans seeing extended minutes off the bench. Rudy Gay is going to be the main man on offense with both Cousins and Darren Collison (hip) unavailable, and he's certainly someone to consider in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against the Trail Blazers. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:10 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) spotted in walking boot
      Taj Gibson (ankle) was spotted in a walking boot following Sunday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: Gibson did not play on Sunday, and we'll be considering him on the doubtful side of questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards. Nikola Mirotic stepped up in a big way on Sunday, scoring 29 points (setting a new career-high), and he's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:09 pm
       
      Injured
    • LeBron James starting, James Jones benched
      LeBron James will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets, sending James Jones back to the bench.

      Advice: This is just a reminder to make sure you have James in your active lineups. James Jones’ return to the bench will render him a non-option, and he can be sent back to the wire in nearly all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:38 pm
    • LeBron James (back) expected to play Sunday
      LeBron James (back) is expected to play against the Rockets on Sunday.

      Advice: He was held out of Friday's game vs. the Pacers for precautionary reasons, but the Cavaliers are going to need him against the formidable Rockets. Kyrie Irving has already been ruled out due to a shoulder strain, so James and Kevin Love are going to be busy Sunday. It's safe to activate James in all lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:56 am
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play on Sunday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play on Sunday against the Clippers.

      Advice: He was limping pretty severely when he left Friday's game and he still can't put weight on his ankle which suggests that he will see some more time on the sidelines. Pau Gaol is returning from an illness, so the Bulls should be able to cope without him for a game or two. Nikola Mirotic is loaded with upside, and is worth a look for owners in need of short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:17 am
       
      Injured
    • Paul Pierce returns, scores 14 points
      Paul Pierce scored 14 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and two turnovers against the Pistons on Saturday.

      Advice: He had some sort of back issue in the second half, but he was able to return in the fourth quarter. Pierce has been dealing with a handful of minor injuries and the team will likely rest him at least a couple more times this season. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:37 pm
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) targeting Monday
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) is hopeful that he can return against the Pelicans on Monday.

      Advice: Parsons is going to test out his ankle on Sunday before making a decision regarding the game against the Pelicans, but it certainly sounds like he is getting closer to a return. Richard Jefferson's value will take a massive hit when Parsons does return, while Al-Farouq Aminu will see a reduced as well. That being said, Aminu is still worth holing onto in deeper leagues for his ability to contribute in multiple categories. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:42 pm
       
      Injured
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) doubtful Sunday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is considered doubtful for Sunday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: While he wasn't able to practice on Saturday, he was able to get a few shots up afterwards. Cousins was held out of Friday's game vs. the Spurs, and with the Kings going nowhere in the Western Conference, they will probably err on the side of caution Sunday. Jason Thompson is coming off a double-double and would be worth a look in daily leagues if Cousins sits, while Carl Landry and Reggie Evans will see increased roles as well. Expect another update after shootaround Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:59 pm
    • DeMarre Carroll out on Saturday nigth
      DeMarre Carroll will not play against the Heat on Saturday.

      Advice: He is just getting some rest, which the Hawks also did back in January. With Carroll out, we should see a little more of Kent Bazemore on the wing, especially with Thabo Sefoloha (calf) out. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:15 pm
    • Al Horford will not play on Saturday
      Al Horford will not play against the Heat on Saturday.

      Advice: He is not at the arena and is just getting the night off. Horford has been very healthy this season and the team wants to keep it that way. Elton Brand will start, but there should be more of Mike Scott and Mike Muscala. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:13 pm
    • Kris Humphries will miss Saturday's game
      Kris Humphries (groin) will miss Saturday's game against the Pistons.

      Advice: This will be his second consecutive game out of the lineup. With Humphries out, the Wizards will look to Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin to step up behind Nene and Marcin Gortat. Most owners in fantasy leagues can monitor this situation from the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:22 pm
    • Paul Pierce is playing on Saturday night
      Paul Pierce (knee) will play against the Pistons on Saturday.

      Advice: He missed Wednesday and Friday due to knee soreness which occurred before the game on Wednesday. Pierce will likely only play minutes in the 20s and he's not a must-own player in standard leagues. Otto Porter, Rasual Butler and Garrett Temple lose what little value they already had. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:21 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins doesn't practice on Saturday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) did not practice on Saturday and he is up in the air for Sunday against the Blazers.

      Advice: He tried to play through his ankle sprain from Wednesday and it's apparently costing him playing time. The Kings will likely update Cousins again tomorrow morning, but he should be considered questionable for now. With Cousins out on Friday, Jason Thompson double-doubled and Ben McLemore also stepped up with 21 points. Both should have a similar chance to perform sans DMC. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:01 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (calf) questionable for Sunday
      Darrell Arthur (calf) is questionable to play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

      Advice: He is dealing with an upper muscle strain which seems like it's just behind the knee. Arthur tends to miss a lot of games due to injury, so he could miss more time. If he's out, the Nuggets will run a lot more small-ball lineups. However, nobody will consistently benefit with how coach Brian Shaw is running his rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:01 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) doubtful for Sunday vs. LA
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Clippers on Sunday.

      Advice: He had a limp leaving the arena on Friday night and he's also been dealing with his left ankle issues fro much of this season. The last time he had ankle problems, Gibson needed to miss four games, but of course every injury is different. The Bulls moved Nikola Mirotic back to power forward, which actually led to some bigger production out of Mike Dunleavy. Considering the upside, Mirotic is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 11:13 am
       
      Injured
    • Kelly Olynyk says ankle is feeling better
      Kelly Olynyk made it through most of practice on Saturday, and while he did say his ankle is feeling better, he wasn't ready to commit to returning to action just yet.

      Advice: He remains questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Warriors, but head coach Brad Stevens said he would not be surprised if Olynyk was available to play. Olynyk should be stashed in most leagues considering Jared Sullinger (foot) is out for the season, while Brandon Bass, Tyler Zeller and Jonas Jerebko will all see their playing time take a hit when Olynyk does return. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:18 am
       
      Injured
      L, 110-79 @ Cle
    • Faried (thumb) goes for 12 and eight
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) returned to action on Friday against the Jazz, scoring 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Faried is at the middle of the drama in Denver and Brian Shaw is apparently bullet-proof so there isn't any end in sight for the inconsistency. In a best-case scenario, Faried busts his hump to prove Shaw wrong but the situation is so toxic there we wouldn't hold our breath. The high draft pick is barely clinging to top-125 value on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:08 am
    • Ajinca goes for 24 and eight in win over Heat
      Alexis Ajinca scored a career-high 24 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 9-of-10 shots with eight rebounds and three blocks in just 22 minutes.

      Advice: Ajinca also hit the game's final, deciding shot and he's looking pretty automatic whenever 20-30 mpg clears up. Anthony Davis could be back in the next week or so and Ryan Anderson is about two weeks behind Davis on a timetable. In the meantime, Ajinca should be owned by somebody in your league. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:38 am
    • Kenneth Faried returned to action on Friday February 27. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:24 pm
    • Kevin Love makes just 6-of-19
      Kevin Love made 6-of-19 from the field for 17 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: While he does have a bigger chance to produce, Love actually hasn't really stepped up. He actually made just 3-of-15 from the field in the last game without LeBron James back on Jan. 28. Love hasn't been playing well right now, averaging 16.2 points, 9.8 boards and 2.8 treys in his last five. He's fine, though. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:41 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) out for game on Friday
      Taj Gibson went to the locker room on Friday with an ankle sprain and will not return.

      Advice: He can't seem to shake these ankle sprains. Gibson was all set for a big night tonight and hopefully will return to action soon. If he doesn't it'll be Nikola Mirotic logging major playing time. Considering Miro's upside, he is well worth a speculative add in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:40 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) is a go for Friday
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) will play against the Jazz on Friday and come off the bench.

      Advice: He missed Wednesday and there's no word on how many minutes he'll play. Faried was only playing minutes in the low 20s leading up to the injury, but he should have a chance for more with Darrell Arthur (knee) out. He's still not a must-start player tonight, especially with Rudy Gobert protecting the rim. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:48 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (knee) out on Friday night
      Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Friday.

      Advice: The Nuggets do get Kenneth Faried back, so they're not too thin at power forward. However, they're still very thin at center and will likely lean on Joffrey Lauvergne the most in their frontcourt. J.J. Hickson may also play more, but he has sort of fallen out of favor with his coach recently. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:45 pm
    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) questionable for Sunday
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is questionable to play against the Warriors and is hopeful to practice on Saturday.

      Advice: He's been out since January and is finally getting closer to a return. The Celtics have been very creative with their frontcourt and coach Brad Stevens has been playing a lot of Jonas Jerebko. "[Jerebko is] not a five in a perfect world but maybe a five in our world," Stevens said. Jae Crowder has also been a stretch four a ton and has benefitted the most in the past couple. Olynyk is worth stashing in most leagues now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:55 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 110-79 @ Cle
    • LeBron James (back) out for Friday night
      LeBron James (back) will not play against the Pacers on Friday night.

      Advice: "Just forward thinking on my part," coach David Blatt said. In other words, it sounds like a maintenance day. LeBron did have some back problems against the Warriors on Thursday and he was also on the injury report back in January because of it. He has been absolutely magnificent since the break, posting a 38.3 usage rate with a 59.6 true shooting percentage. With LeBron and Kyrie Irving out, Kevin Love should have a lot on his plate. J.R. Smith is also going to have a greener light than usual. Shawn Marion will likely start, but he's not a great fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:40 pm
    • Kris Humphries (groin) out Friday vs. 76ers
      Kris Humphries (groin) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: With Humphries unavailable there will be more minutes for Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden, although that doesn't mean much in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:38 pm
    • Paul Pierce (knee) out again on Friday
      Paul Pierce (knee) will not play against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: He suffered some sort of injury in pre-game on Wednesday, but it's not considered serious. The Wizards were a disaster on Wednesday, but coach Randy Wittman will likely start Otto Porter and Garrett Temple on the wings. Pierce is a tough own when he's not healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:35 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) ruled out for Friday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: That's a lot of offense to replace with Boogie posting a ridiculous 37.3 usage rate since George Karl took over. Plus, he's on pace to have the highest usage rate for a center in a season ever (among qualifiers for minutes per game). With Boogie out, the Kings are likely going to give his minutes to a combination of Carl Landry, Reggie Evans and Jason Thompson. However, Rudy Gay will likely be very busy tonight and Ben McLemore will also try to build off his 16-point game from Wednesday. Gay will also play a lot of PF, so there are more minutes for Omri Casspi. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:15 pm
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) out Saturday vs. BKN
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) did not practice on Friday, and he has been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Parsons has shed his walking boot, but he remains without an official timetable to return. We'll be considering him questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans, and with him sidelined, Richard Jefferson and Al-Farouq Aminu will continue to split his minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:35 am
       
      Injured
    • Kris Humphries (groin) misses shootaround
      Kris Humphries (left groin) did not participate during Friday morning's shootaround.

      Advice: It's looking doubtful that Humphries will be able to suit up for Friday's matchup with the 76ers, so there will be more minutes to go around for guys like Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden. However, neither Seraphin nor Gooden can be considering a viable option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:16 am
    • Karl wants Cousins to cut down on the TOs
      Kings' head coach George Karl would like DeMarcus Cousins to cut down on the turnovers.

      Advice: "I talked to [DeMarcus] about his turnovers," Karl said. "He leads the league in turnovers (4.4 per game), and we’d like to challenge him the last 25, 30 games of the season to have much better decision making." Cousins has been careless at times with the ball this season, so it's nice that his coach is challenging him to be better. He’s hitting career-highs in points (23.7), rebounds (12.2), assists (3.3), and blocks (1.7) this season, so a reduction in turnovers could only help his already elite value. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:02 am
    • Markieff Morris scores 29 with 11 boards
      Markieff Morris scored 29 points with 11 boards in Thursday's overtime win over the Thunder, adding three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 44 minutes.

      Advice: He was really struggling prior to tonight, averaging just 6.3 points over his last three games, so his owners will be thrilled that he broke out of his slump. The best part of all of this is that he struggled in the mid-range again tonight, making 4-of-13 on those shots. Morris was money everywhere else, though. Expect some bumps in the road, but look for Morris to build on this momentum on Saturday against Tim Duncan and the Spurs. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:47 pm
    • Kevin Love scores 16 points with eight boards
      Kevin Love scored 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting with eight boards in Thursday's win over the Warriors, adding one assist and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: The low shot attempts probably had something to do with LeBron James going off for 42 points, but the good news is that he kept up his torrid pace from beyond the arc. Love has now averaged 4.3 3-pointers over his last three games which has opened up driving lanes for LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Love may see an increased role on offense in Indiana Friday with Kyrie Irving nursing a shoulder injury, so owners in daily leagues should take that into consideration. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:55 pm
    • Cavs beat Warriors, LeBron drops 42 points
      LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points in a 110-99 win over the Warriors on Thursday despite briefly leaving the game with a tweaked back.

      Advice: He added 11 rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes, and it didn't look like his back caused him any problems after he returned to the game. Incredibly, this was James' 41st career game with 40 points, five assists and five rebounds which is the fourth-most in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain (61), Michael Jordan (62) and Oscar Robertson (71). The MVP race between James Harden, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook and LeBron is going to go right down to the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:15 pm
    • LeBron James tweaks his back, returns to game
      LeBron James (back) briefly left Thursday's game against the Warriors but has since returned.

      Advice: He was wearing a wrap on his back when he left for the locker room but he didn't appear to be limited in any way when he returned to the floor. We will continue to monitor his status closely, but it appears that he has dodged a bullet here and his owners can breathe easy. For what it's worth, James has 24 points heading into halftime. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:12 pm
    • Kevin Durant seen doing some light shooting
      Kevin Durant (foot) did some light shooting before Thursday's game against the Suns

      Advice: This is great news. Durant was rolling around shootaround on a walking scooter on Tuesday, so this is a clear indication that they were just being very careful with his foot. We still do not have a timetable for his return and he's likely to need more than another week off. His fantasy owners should be hoping for a limited practice in the coming days. While he's out, D.J. Augustin and Dion Waiters will help Russell Westbrook with the scoring. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:13 pm
       
      Injured
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle, hip) doubtful Friday
      DeMarcus Cousins (left ankle sprain, left hip contusion) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Spurs.

      Advice: He was unable to practice on Thursday because of these injuries, and we would be shocked if he was able to give it a go on Friday with the Kings going absolutely nowhere in the Western Conference. We will update his status when we know more, but Rudy Gay is going to be a busy man on offense for the Kings if Cousins sits. Jason Thompson, Reggie Evans and Carl Landry will likely all see a bump in minutes on Friday, but none of them are viable options in standard leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 4:09 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Friday
      DeMarcus Cousins (left ankle) was unable to practice on Thursday, and head coach George Karl said he was unsure if Cousins would be able to go Friday vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: This is the first we're hearing of an ankle injury for Cousins, and we'll continue to monitor this situation closely. If he's unable to go on Friday, Ryan Hollins or Reggie Evans would have the opportunity to slide into the starting lineup. It's worth noting that Hollins picked up a DNP-CD during the Kings' last game, while Evans logged 27 minutes, so he seems to be ahead of Hollins in the rotation. Evans is capable of hauling in gaudy rebounding totals, and he'll be a name to watch if listed as the starter on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:02 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) probable for Friday
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) is likely to play Friday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Faried's play has fallen off greatly during the month of February with averages of just 8.1 points and 6.8 rebounds on 40.3 percent shooting from the field through 23.4 minutes of action. However, with Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) out and Darrell Arthur (calf) being listed as doubtful, Faried will likely be forced into heavy minutes on Friday, and hopefully he can bust out of his month long slump. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:36 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (calf) doubtful Friday vs. UTA
      Darrell Arthur (calf strain) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Arthur only lasted three minutes during his last outing, and with season averages of 7.3 points and 3.2 rebounds on 40.8 percent shooting from the field, it's safe to leave Arthur on the wire in most leagues. With both Arthur and Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) unavailable for Friday, J.J. Hickson and Kenneth Faried are going to see heavy minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:23 pm
    • Kostas Papanikolaou out Friday vs Nets
      Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle) will miss Friday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Papanikolaou has mostly fallen out of the Rockets' rotation even when healthy, so while he has some upside at 24 years old, he can safely be left on the wire in all but the deepest of fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:19 am
       
      Injured
      L, 104-96 @ Atl
    • DeMarcus Cousins available at trade deadline?
      DeMarcus Cousins was not untouchable at the trade deadline, according to an unnamed source familiar with Kings head coach George Karl's thinking.

      Advice: We'll take the unnamed source with a grain of salt, but according to said source, "At the trade deadline, everyone was available. Every single person [on the Kings roster] was available." Karl does not hold a front office title, but the same source said Karl has control of future personnel decisions and would be interested in acquiring Ty Lawson if he becomes available in the offseason. If these reports hold true, we may be in for a very interesting summer in Sacramento. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:26 am
    • Shaw wants a more consistent Kenneth Faried
      Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw said he'd like to see more consistency out of Kenneth Faried (thumb).

      Advice: Faried is dealing with a thumb injury, but he was also benched in favor of Darrell Arthur on Monday. "The expectation level with Kenneth was never as a go-to guy. He was never a guy we expected to be able to throw the ball into and say: 'Go get us 20 points every night.' It's probably unfair for people to expect that," Shaw said. "But the other things — the rebounding, the running the floor and the energy — that's what people expect. And that's been a little bit inconsistent." The Manimal's fantasy owners likely agree with Shaw and may want to think about cutting Faried in deeper leagues if another solid option is available. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:22 am
    • Markieff Morris' shooting slump continues
      Markieff Morris' shooting slump continued on Wednesday against the Nuggets, making 1-of-5 from the field for five points with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two turnovers in 22 minutes.

      Advice: He was one of the best mid-range power forwards in the NBA earlier in the season, but that's been his undoing lately. In his last seven, Morris made just 21.6 percent of his mid-range shots, which account for 50.5 percent of his shot total. That explains why he's only averaged 12.3 points, 5.6 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.4 blocks and 0.6 treys on 33.7 percent from the field in that span. Besides the shooting issue, it's not that bad. He should get it turned around soon because all players go through shooting slumps. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:46 pm
    • Boozer plays well in another start
      Carlos Boozer started again on Wednesday and had 14 points, six boards and three steals in another Lakers win.

      Advice: He had 12 points and eight boards in his previous game after picking up a DNP last Friday, and if you're in a points league, he might be able to help you as long as he continues to start. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:32 pm
    • Alexis Ajinca plays just 18 minutes in win
      Alexis Ajinca came off the bench and played just 18 minutes on Wednesday, but still had 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks on 4-of-6 shooting.

      Advice: The minutes don't make a lot of sense, but guys like Quincy Pondexter and Dante Cunningham played well in this one. Any time Anthony Davis is out, Ajinca still qualifies as an interesting sleeper pick. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:12 pm
    • Omer Asik double-doubles in win
      Omer Asik had 12 points, 13 rebounds and a block in Wednesday's win over Brooklyn, the third straight for the short-handed Pelicans.

      Advice: They continue to try to track down OKC for the No. 8 seed in the West, but they got a serious uphill climb in actually making the playoffs. But as long as Anthony Davis is out, Asik should ball, and he's now double-doubled in two straight games, and just missed a third with 15 points and nine rebounds. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:59 pm
    • Tyler Zeller plays just 17 minutes in start
      Tyler Zeller played just 17 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with eight points, three rebounds, zero blocks and four fouls.

      Advice: The foul trouble hurt him tonight and with Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger unavailable, the Celtics when small with guys like Jae Crowder and Jonas Jerebko. Zeller should bounce back in the next one, but will take a hit once Olynyk is back from his ankle injury. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:19 pm
    • Bernard James w/ 11 boards, 2 blocks in start
      Bernard James started at center and had seven points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Hawks.

      Advice: With Tyson Chandler (hip) and Amare Stoudemire (rest) both out, the Mavs were forced to go with James tonight. He wasn't great, but the boards and blocks were enough to help if you rolled the dice in a DFS league. Chandler and Amare shouldn't be out for too long, so the clock is ticking on BJ's shelf life. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:50 pm
    • Darrell Arthur (knee) out for game
      Darrell Arthur (right knee) will not return on Wednesday night.

      Advice: The team is calling it a strain, which usually suggests it's a muscle issue. If Arthur is out, the Nuggets will be very shorthanded. Joffrey Lauvergne and J.J. Hickson may have to play more. He finished with one point and no other stats in three minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:27 pm
    • Kris Humphries out with strained hammy
      Wizards forward Kris Humphries left Wednesday's game with a strained left hamstring and won't return.

      Advice: He'll be day-to-day, at best, and this could open up some opportunities for Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:22 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) won't play vs. Phoenix
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) will not play vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: Faried was benched in Denver's last game and he's been struggling to provide any fantasy value lately, so his absence shouldn't be a huge blow for fantasy owners. Darrell Arthur, J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne will pick up the slack in his absence. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:17 pm
    • Bernard James will start on Wednesday
      Bernard James will start against the Hawks on Wednesday.

      Advice: He'll join J.J. Barea, Monta Ellis, Richard Jefferson and Dirk Nowitzki. James probably won't log big minutes tonight with Dirk likely moving over to center. Fantasy owners can look to Al-Farouq Aminu tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:33 pm
    • Update: Paul Pierce (knee) will not play Wed.
      Contrary to a previous report, Paul Pierce (knee) will not play vs. Minnesota on Wednesday.

      Advice: Wizards coach Randy Wittman said Pierce was available, but he took only one shot during warmups and was in obvious pain. We'll consider Pierce day-to-day until Washington provides an update, and Otto Porter will take his place in the starting lineup tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:26 pm
    • Paul Pierce (knee) ready to go vs KG & Wolves
      Paul Pierce (knee) will play vs. the Timberwolves on Wednesday.

      Advice: Pierce needed help leaving the court after banging his knee late in Tuesday's game, but it sounds like he'll start at SF tonight. It should be an emotional matchup vs. former teammate Kevin Garnett and the Wolves. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:42 pm
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) will not play vs ATL
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday night.

      Advice: This will be his third game out of the lineup and he should be considered questionable to play on Saturday. With Parsons and also Amare Stoudemire (rest) out, there should be a lot of minutes going to Al-Farouq Aminu tonight. Plus, Richard Jefferson and Charlie Villanueva will also benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:03 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) still out on Wednesday
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) will not play against the Knicks.

      Advice: Coach Brad Stevens did say KO could be back within a week today. He was expected to be re-evaluated before today and the Celtics should have an update for us soon. With Olynyk out, Brandon Bass will continue to be the primary offensive big man for the Celtics with Tyler Zeller also getting more run. Olynyk is worth a look as a stash in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:44 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 110-79 @ Cle
    • Hawks say game with Mavs will happen
      Wednesday's Mavs at Hawks game "is happening" despite the bad weather, according to the Hawks.

      Advice: After a lot of uncertainty, we finally have a solid update. Fantasy owners can go ahead and insert their Hawks and Mavericks back in their lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:02 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) questionable Wednesday
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: In addition to being benched in favor of Darrell Arthur during Monday's game vs. the Nets, Faried also suffered a thumb injury to make matters worse. While Faried was able to play through the injury that game, the Nuggets may opt to err on the side of caution Wednesday in what has become a lost season for the franchise. Expect Darrell Arthur to play big minutes if Faried sits vs. the Suns, with J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne in the mix for more playing time as well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:19 am
    • Taj Gibson and Kirk Hinrich expect to play
      Taj Gibson (illness) and Kirk Hinrich (illness) are expected to play on Wednesday vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: Gibson didn't play against the Bucks on Monday and was limited to a stationary bike at practice on Tuesday, so it's probably fair to say that he still isn't 100 percent. That being said, Gibson is a must-start option when he is active and owners can go ahead and pencil him into active lineups for tonight's game. Nikola Mirotic is coming off a double-double during Monday's game but his playing time will take a hit following this news. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:11 am
       
      Injured
    • Paul Pierce (knee) expected to play Wednesday
      Paul Pierce banged his knee during Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors, but he fully expects to play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

      Advice: This is excellent news for Pierce, as the injury appeared much more serious after he was helped off the court on Friday night. Pierce was able to score 25 points against the Warriors, but the Wizards may monitor his minutes on the second game of a back-to-back set. With former teammate Kevin Garnett slated to start for the Wolves, we should be in for some solid entertainment on Wednesday night. Check back for updates prior to tip-off, but it appears safe to assume that Pierce will play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:28 am
    • Kevin Love ties career-high w/ eight triples
      Kevin Love tied his career-high with eight 3-pointers on Tuesday, finishing a road win in Detroit with 24 points, nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and zero turnovers.

      Advice: Kyrie Irving has been cold from the perimeter lately, which makes Love's bombardment even better news for a Cavs team which already dominates the mid-range thanks to LeBron -- they're shooting 46.5 percent when 15-19 feet from the hoop, while the second-ranked Hawks are at 44.8 percent. Love is coming off a solid 16 & 16 performance from Sunday and it appears he's figured out how to "fit in" with his new star-studded team. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:34 pm
    • LeBron James passes Pippen in career assists
      LeBron James led the Cavs to a win in Detroit on Tuesday with 19 points, seven rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and one block, but he also turned the ball over nine times.

      Advice: The high turnovers are a forgivable footnote for LeBron, who also passed Scottie Pippen for the most assists by a forward in NBA history with 6,142 for his career. He's just 30 years old and Pippen's former record will be a speck in the rearview mirror by the time LBJ hangs up his sneakers. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:33 pm
    • Marreese Speights scores 16 pts in 15 minutes
      Marreese Speights was back in double-digits on Tuesday, making 6-of-12 shots off the bench to finish with 16 points, two boards, one assist and two turnovers in just 15 minutes.

      Advice: Speights has blocked one shot total since Jan. 23, and he was averaging a mere 5.3 points in a negligible role over Golden State's previous three games. He's prone to random offensive eruptions but isn't a viable fantasy player with Andrew Bogut and David Lee both healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:38 pm
    • Paul Pierce scores 25 but leaves game in pain
      Paul Pierce scored 25 points (7-of-11 FGs, 9-of-9 FTs) with five rebounds, one steal and one block on Tuesday, but he was helped off the court at the buzzer with an apparent leg or ankle injury.

      Advice: At the moment it's unclear how Pierce injured himself. He was quiet over his previous 10 games, failing to help fantasy owners with averages of 10.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.6 steals. He'll chip in a handful of 3-pointers and should flirt with standard-league relevance all season, but owners shouldn't hesitate to swap him for a free agent with greater upside. We'll pass along injury-related updates as soon as possible, and for now we're considering him questionable to play on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:26 pm
    • Taj Gibson (illness) questionable Wednesday
      Taj Gibson (illness) was limited to riding a stationary bike during Tuesday's practice, but head coach Tom Thibodeau sounded optimistic about Gibson being able to play Wednesday vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: We'll be considering Gibson questionable for Wednesday's game, but if he is able to return, he'll hurt the value of Nikola Mirotic. Check back for an official update on Gibson's status closer to Wednesday's tip. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:27 am
       
      Injured
    • Kostas Papanikolaou out Wednesday vs LAC
      Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle) will miss Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

      Advice: Papanikolau has largely fallen out of the Rockets' rotation with Terrence Jones' return, so this news shouldn't have any bearing on fantasy owners. While Papanikolaou has some upside, he shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters outside of the deepest leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:29 am
       
      Injured
      L, 104-96 @ Atl
    • Chandler Parsons misses Tuesday practice
      Chandler Parsons (sprained left ankle) missed Tuesday's practice due to a fever.

      Advice: Parsons is already set to miss at least the Mavericks' next two games, so this shouldn't cut into his timetable at all. He'll be re-evaluated on Friday and his next chance to return will be Feb. 28 against the Nets, while Al-Farouq Aminu will see the biggest boost in fantasy value in the interim. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:22 am
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Durant back on walking scooter
      Kevin Durant (foot) was seen at Thunder shootaround on the walking scooter that he was using earlier in the year.

      Advice: While this isn't hugely surprising news, it's certainly not a great sign for a quick return. Durant was also seen walking without much of a limp towards the end of practice, but we'll know more about his timetable when he's re-evaluated again in one week. Russell Westbrook will be the biggest fantasy beneficiary of Durant's absence, but Kyle Singler, Dion Waiters, D.J. Augustin, and Enes Kanter will all stand to see a small boost as well. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:16 am
       
      Injured
    • Asik double-doubles in win over the Raptors
      Omer Asik double-doubled in the Pelicans' 100-97 win over the Raptors on Monday, scoring 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting (6-of-10 FTs) with 11 rebounds and two blocks.

      Advice: Asik has a window to produce with Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson out, but his stat set is terrible for standard leagues due to a lack of defensive stats and poor free throw percentage. If everything is clicking he can be a late-round value in 8-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:19 pm
    • Ajinca scores 16 points with nine rebounds
      Alexis Ajinca scored 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Raptors.

      Advice: Ajinca has done surprisingly well when pressed into action for Anthony Davis or Ryan Anderson this season. And with the way those two guys are holding up these days, it's possible this current window of productivity gets extended throughout the year -- particularly if and when the Pelicans fall out of the playoff chase. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:12 pm
    • Darrell Arthur scores 10 in start
      Darrell Arthur scored 10 points in a start at power forward on Monday with seven rebounds on 5-of-15 from the field.

      Advice: He played more than expected because Kenneth Faried (hand) missed some time tonight. Arthur does have a decent ceiling because he takes shots and is solid with defensive stats. In fact, he averaged 7.4 points, 3.0 boards 1.1 blocks and 1.0 steals in his previous seven games this month. He's only worth a look in 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:05 pm
    • Darrell Arthur starts, Kenneth Faried benched
      Darrell Arthur will start at power forward with Kenneth Faried coming off the bench against the Nets.

      Advice: Wow. Faried has not been playing well, but this is a bold move for even Brian Shaw. Arthur probably won't play more than 24 minutes tonight even with Wilson Chandler out, so he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Plus, he tends to get hurt a lot. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 5:11 pm
    • Kelly Olynyk to be re-evaluated in Boston
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) will be re-evaluated in Boston following the current road trip.

      Advice: He should be considered questionable to play against the Knicks on Wednesday. Olynyk will have a very nice floor in fantasy with Jared Sullinger out for the season, so feel free to grab him now before someone else does. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 4:48 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 110-79 @ Cle
    • Anthony Davis disappointed w/ shoulder injury
      Anthony Davis admitted he was disappointed with his most recent shoulder injury.

      Advice: "Same exact thing," he said. "I got hit directly on the spot." Davis said that he's doing "everything" he can to get back, and he's not setting a timetable for his return despite the Pelicans listing it as a 1-2 week injury. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 9:50 am
       
      Injured
    • Taj Gibson ruled out with illness on Monday
      Taj Gibson (illness) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Bucks.

      Advice: Gibson has played well over his last few contests, so the Bulls will have to lean a little harder on both Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol in this one. It's also conceivable both Nikola Mirotic gets some increased run, as well. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 9:10 am
       
      Injured
    • Boozer unlikely to pick up a DNP-CD again
      Carlos Boozer is unlikely to be a DNP-CD again this season.

      Advice: Boozer got his first DNP of the season in a 114-105 loss to the Nets on Feb. 20, and although Boozer thought it might have been a result of his unexcused absence from practice, but that was not the case. "I just told him it was something I was trying to experiment with that didn’t go the way I expected it to go," Scott said. "I wasn’t happy with it, and it probably won’t happen again." Boozer is not someone you should be relying on in any format. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 7:30 am
    • Kelly Olynyk doubtful to play Monday vs. Suns
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Suns on Monday.

      Advice: Brad Stevens said he thinks Olynyk will be "close to playing" by the end of the homestand, which would indicate a possible return on either Friday or Sunday. When he does return, Olynyk will probably be eased in after missing so much time, but he should be in line for a larger role than previously with Jared Sullinger (foot) out for the season. Without Olynyk, Brandon Bass and Tyler Zeller will continue to get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 6:55 am
       
      Injured
      L, 110-79 @ Cle
    • Carlos Boozer leads Lakers starters w/ 12 pts
      Carlos Boozer took over as the Lakers' starting PF on Sunday, notching 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

      Advice: He shifted Tarik Black (scoreless in four minutes) to a reserve role and Boozer led all of L.A.'s starters in scoring, but that's not saying much. The starting five managed just 35 points vs. 83 points for the Lakers' bench, and Boozer is an unreliable standard-league option no matter where coach Bryon Scott opts to deploy him. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:58 pm
    • Kris Humphries scores 11 points in 18 minutes
      Kris Humphries led all Wizards' reserves with 11 points and seven boards in Sunday's road loss, making 5-of-6 shots with one assist and one steal in 18 minutes of action.

      Advice: Humphries is a nightly double-double threat but his low playing time and lack of defensive stats have kept him out of the conversation in standard leagues. Humphries' rebound rate of 18.1 percent easily leads the Wizards, and he's a big reason why Washington ranks fourth for rebound differential at +3.4 per game. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:37 pm
    • Paul Pierce picks up four fouls in 24 minutes
      Paul Pierce picked up four fouls in 24 minutes vs. Detroit on Sunday, finishing with only eight points, three rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: The 17-year veteran is shooting just 34.1 percent over his past five games, and doesn't offer enough supporting stats to overcome such scoring droughts. He's best suited to the waiver wire in typical leagues, and at the very least he should be benched until he gets back on track. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:36 pm
    • Kevin Love double-doubles in easy win over NY
      Kevin Love double-doubled during Sunday's blowout win over the Knicks with 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with 16 rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers over 29 minutes of action.

      Advice: If only Love could play against the Knicks everyday. Love's production has been sporadic this season, as he's often been the odd man out of Cleveland's Big-3. He's scored 16, eight, 12, 32, and five points in his previous five outings, but he's also averaging a healthy 9.2 rebounds and 2.2 three-pointers per game during that span. The scoring will fluctuate, but his contributions in rebounds and 3-pointers will carry his early-round evaluation. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 2:19 pm
    • LeBron James passes Iverson on scoring list
      LeBron James passed Allen Iverson on the NBA's all-time scoring list during Sunday's trouncing of the Knicks with 18 points (7-of-17 shooting), seven assists, seven rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer, and four turnovers over 28 minutes of action.

      Advice: James has been fantastic in his two games since the All-Star break with averages of 23.0 points, 6.5 assists, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 2.0 three-pointers per game. He's showing no signs of slowing down, and should be a top-5 in fantasy option as the Cavs fight for a higher seed in the East. Keep rolling him out there. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 1:39 pm
    • Kevin Durant (foot) will be sidelined 1-week
      Kevin Durant underwent a procedure to reduce the pain and discomfort he's been feeling in his right foot on Sunday, and he will be re-evaluated in one week.

      Advice: The procedure was to replace the screw he had in his foot with a new one, but it is unrelated to the foot fracture that he had surgery on, and his foot is reportedly healing as expected. He will be sidelined for at least the next week, and it's possible he sits longer as OKC will be cautious with their franchise player heading into the playoffs. Russell Westbrook is going to be an absolute monster with Durant sidelined, while Kyle Singler, Dion Waiters, and Perry Jones will also have the opportunity to step up in OKC's rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 12:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Anthony Davis (shoulder) will miss 1-2 weeks
      Updating a previous report, Anthony Davis has been diagnosed with a right shoulder sprain and he is expected to miss 1-2 weeks.

      Advice: With Ryan Anderson (knee) expected to miss the next 2-4 weeks, there's going to be a very large void to fill in New Orleans. Alexis Ajinca will likely earn plenty of minutes, with Shawne Williams, Dante Cunningham, and Omer Asik also having an opportunity to land more playing time in the rotation. From a fantasy perspective, Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon are going to be the primary components of the Pelicans' offense, and both players will see an uptick in value with Davis sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 12:21 pm
       
      Injured
    • Carlos Boozer starting, Tarik Black benched
      Carlos Boozer will replace Tarik Black in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Celtics.

      Advice: Boozer will draw a favorable matchup against the Celtics tonight, however with averages of 12.4 points and 6.6 rebounds with the starting unit, he remains a low-end option at best in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 11:32 am
    • MRI comes back clean on Anthony Davis
      An MRI taken on Anthony Davis' shoulder revealed no structural damage, and the Pelicans are currently listing him as day-to-day.

      Advice: This is good news for Davis, as it appears he has avoided a more serious injury to his shoulder. We'll be considering him questionable for Monday's game against the Raptors, and we'll continue to pass along any updates as they become available. Alexis Ajinca will be the primary beneficiary if Davis is unable to go on Monday, with Dante Cunningham and Luke Babbitt also seeing some extended minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 11:22 am
       
      Injured
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) out for next 3 games
      Chandler Parsons will miss the next three games due to a sprained left ankle according to head coach Rick Carlisle.

      Advice: This a tough blow for the Mavericks, and this means that Parsons next chance to play will be on Feb. 28 against the Nets. Al-Farouq Aminu will likely be the primary beneficiary in Parson's absence, while Richard Jefferson should see more minutes as well. We will continue to pass along updates on Parsons as soon as we know more. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:45 am
       
      Injured
    • Taj Gibson has been playing with injured hand
      Taj Gibson has been playing with a torn ligament in his left hand since mid-January, but said that it is almost completely healed.

      Advice: Talk about a warrior. Injuries like this typically sideline a player for at least a few weeks, but Gibson clearly has other plans. He is also still dealing with soreness in his ankle, and doctors have told him that it won't be fully right all season. He finished Saturday's game against the Suns with 12 points and four boards in 29 minutes, and he will continue to be a must-own player in all leagues as long as he continues to fight through his nagging injuries. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 8:03 pm
       
      Injured
    • Omer Asik just misses a double-double
      Omer Asik scored 15 points against the Heat on Saturday during a 105-91 win with nine rebounds, two assists and one steal.

      Advice: It was one of his best games in a while. Even with the Pelicans missing Ryan Anderson (knee) and Anthony Davis (shoulder) before, Asik hasn't put up scoring numbers like this one. He is worth a look in standard leagues now, but the upside isn't too high. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 8:00 pm
    • Alexis Ajinca doesn't play much
      Alexis Ajinca played only 11 minutes even with the injuries to the frontcourt on Saturday, scoring eight points with three rebounds.

      Advice: The Heat went small, so coach Monty Williams may have gone with smaller guys here. Ajinca's per-minute numbers are pretty good and he does have decent numbers in his two starts at power forward, averaging 11.0 points, 5.5 boards and 1.0 blocks. If you need a big man in a deeper league, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:43 pm
    • Anthony Davis (right shoulder) out for game
      Anthony Davis (right shoulder) will not return to Saturday's game against the Heat.

      Advice: Not good. The last time Davis suffered a shoulder injury, the Pelicans initially said he was "questionable to return." This time, they ruled him out right away. At this point, he's likely going to have an MRI on Sunday to check for structural damage. He finished with six points and six boards. Alexis Ajinca will step up the most while Dante Cunningham and Luke Babbitt may also play more. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 5:27 pm
       
      Injured
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) doubtful Sunday
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Hornets on Saturday due to a bone bruise and sprain to his left ankle.

      Advice: Bone bruises on sprains usually result in missing multiple games, so Parsons is in jeopardy of missing Tuesday and Wednesday. With Parsons out last night, it was Charlie Villanueva and Al-Farouq Aminu picking up the forward minutes. Richard Jefferson may start, but Aminu seems like the guy to grab based on his per-minute output lately and how he played in all 10 lineup combinations in the fourth quarter last night. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:05 pm
       
      Injured
    • Bernard James will be signed for rest of year
      After Bernard James' second 10-day contract expires, Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban said that he will be signed for the remainder of the season.

      Advice: James isn't going to be a big part of the rotation unless Tyson Chandler goes down with another injury, so he can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 10:02 am
    • Kevin Durant (foot) will not play on Saturday
      Kevin Durant (foot) will not play in Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: KD was clearly laboring during Thursday's game against the Mavericks and after he sat out of practice on Friday, his owners probably saw this coming. He hasn't been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. the Nuggets, and he is going to be monitored on a day-to-day basis moving forward. Head coach Scott Brooks hasn't yet decided who will start in Durant's place, but Kyle Singler, Dion Waiters and Perry Jones should all be in the mix. However, whenever Durant sits, Russell Westbrook is going to be an absolute animal on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 8:46 am
       
      Injured
    • Boozer a healthy DNP-CD on Friday
      Carlos Boozer was a healthy DNP-CD on Friday against the Nets.

      Advice: Boozer was actually praised for his play by Byron Scott but this kills any of the low-end value he might have had. The tank is on in L.A. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:57 am
    • Zeller scores 22 points against Sacramento
      Tyler Zeller scored 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting with four rebounds, six assists and one block in Friday's loss to the Kings.

      Advice: Zeller basically held his standard league value earlier in the year when he and Kelly Olynyk (ankle) see-sawed in their production for well over a month. Now that Jared Sullinger (foot) will be out for a while, he's a must-own player in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:09 am
    • Humphries (back) plays 18 minutes on Friday
      Kris Humphries (back) played 18 minutes on Friday, scoring seven points on 3-of-5 shooting with six rebounds and two assists.

      Advice: Humphries needs some help to maintain value in most standard leagues, and right now Nene (18 points, 25 minutes) is both upright and productive. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 11:23 pm
    • LeBron and Co. roll right over the Wizards
      LeBron James scored 28 points on 12-of-21 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds, six assists and one steal in Friday's easy win over the Wizards.

      Advice: James is bound to go on a tear before he coasts into the playoffs, and owners can look at that as a sell-high opportunity or ride him until the wheels fall off. Just keep in mind that Cleveland has a terrible fantasy playoff schedule when making your moves. Kyrie Irving went for 25 and seven, Timofey Mozgov had two steals and two blocks to go with eight points and four boards, and J.R. Smith hit his now automatic 15 points, three triples, five boards, two steals and a block. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 11:19 pm
    • Love still gimping around a little bit
      Kevin Love (eye) played in Friday's blowout win over the Wizards, scoring eight points on 3-of-8 shooting (no threes) with six rebounds, three assists and three steals in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Love was limping around a tiny bit and that seems like it's going to be his story this season. He blew a dunk due to lack of explosion and owners will want to watch his injury status very closely down the stretch. The fact he isn't moving his best right after the All Star break isn't a great sign. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 11:15 pm
    • Morris drops 31 points in loss to Wolves
      Markieff Morris scored 31 points on 12-of-21 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in Friday's loss to the Wolves.

      Advice: Morris was bound to get a few extra looks with the Suns fielding a lineup without newly acquired Brandon Knight and Marcus Thornton, all while Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas were on their way out. The net effect of the trade deadline should help him get a few extra shots per night and help his already strong early round value. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:41 pm
    • Carroll posts combined six steals/blocks
      DeMarre Carroll scored four points on 2-of-4 shooting with five rebounds, two assists, three steals and three blocks in the Hawks' 105-80 home loss to the Raptors on Friday.

      Advice: Strangely, this might have been the best standard league line of the night for the Hawks, who didn't see a starter play more than 29 minutes. Paul Millsap went for 11 and nine with a steal and block, Al Horford scored seven points with 12 boards, four assists, a steal and a three, and Kyle Korver hit 3-of-13 shots for 11 points, four rebounds, one block and two threes in the loss. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:14 pm
    • Davis (shoulder) double-doubles in return
      Anthony Davis (shoulder) double-doubled in his return to action on Friday against the Magic, scoring 13 points on 5-of-15 shooting with 11 rebounds, two blocks and four turnovers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: It wasn't his best game and it's still not that bad. As long as he's on the floor for the Pelicans, he should be putting up elite fantasy numbers. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:13 pm
       
      Injured
    • Ajinca back to irrelevant with Davis back
      Alexis Ajinca managed just two points on 1-of-3 shooting with one rebound, one assist and one block in 10 minutes on Friday.

      Advice: Ajinca is back to irrelevant with the Pelicans frontcourt healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:01 pm
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