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  • Tayshaun Prince (personal) out Wednesday
    Tayshaun Prince (personal) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Prince has been granted permission from Minnesota to attend Chauncey Billups' jersey retirement in Detroit tonight, which is why he will not be with the team. With Prince on the sidelines Wednesday night, Zach LaVine could find himself back in the starting lineup and there will also be more minutes available for Shabazz Muhammad. However, neither guy makes for all that great of a DFS target with a tough matchup against the Raptors, particularly with 12 games being played tonight. Rotoworld.com 36 minutes ago
  • Mirotic (appendectomy) still in a lot of pain
    Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy, hematoma) is "still in a lot of pain," and remains without an official timetable to return, according to head coach Fred Hoiberg.

    Advice: Hoiberg added that Mirotic's return to the court is currently being measured in weeks and not days, and that he's lost 15 pounds due to complications of the surgery. It doesn't sound like he'll be back on the court any time soon, and Taj Gibson will be the primary beneficiary in his absence as Chicago's unquestioned starting power forward. Bobby Portis will also continue to see his minutes in the 20s, although that's not enough time for him to make a difference in standard formats. Rotoworld.com 56 minutes ago
  • Carmelo Anthony committed to Knicks' future
    Carmelo Anthony said that he'll continue to trust Phil Jackson in wake of Derek Fisher's firing, and that he has no intention of seeking a trade away from New York.

    Advice: "This is something I didn't see coming, [that] nobody saw coming," Anthony said of Fisher's firing. "So you have to continue to put your trust into Phil. At this point, what could you do? Can't shy away from that. Can't go against it. So for me, it's continue. I have to trust in it. I decided to stay here. I decided to make that decision to trust in the Knicks and trust in Phil. I have to continue doing that." Anthony's surgically repaired left knee is a concern, but as long as New York is in the playoff hunt, owners can expect Melo to fight through the discomfort. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:11 am
  • Mike Dunleavy (back) probable for Wednesday
    Mike Dunleavy (back) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Dunleavy's minutes will likely be constrained to the low-teens tonight, so he's not a great play in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:57 am
  • Ersan Ilyasova (illness) doubtful Wednesday
    Ersan Ilyasova (illness) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. Denver.

    Advice: If Ersan isn't able to give it a go tonight, Anthony Tolliver would draw the start in his place, and he would be worth a punt play in DFS as he could see his minutes in the 30s with very little depth behind him. Check back for another update on Ersan's status closer to the tip. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:52 am
  • Tobias Harris (ankle) likely a game-time call
    Tobias Harris (ankle) did not participate during shootaround and will likely be a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup with the Spurs.

    Advice: Harris will test his ankle during pregame warmups, and given that Scott Skiles hasn't yet ruled him out, there's a chance he takes the court tonight. If Harris is able to give it a go, Evan Fournier will likely return to the bench, and his value will take a slight hit with the return to the second-unit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:28 am
  • Alan Anderson still not close to a return
    Alan Anderson (ankle) is still not close to making a return to the court.

    Advice: "He's getting closer. I can't give you a couple weeks [timetable]. He's not been on the floor in practice. He's doing a lot of individual stuff on the floor but hasn't reached that point," Wittman said. "He's got to get on the floor. He hasn't done a thing all year. We got to get him practice on the floor, up and down, bodies around him." Anderson will likely be brought along slowly in Washington, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:37 am
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  • Matthews frustrated by 4th quarter benching
    After spending the past two games on the bench during crunch time, Wesley Matthews voiced his frustration following Tuesday's overtime loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: "Yeah, I was frustrated. I've never been taken out of a game in crunch time. I haven't," said Matthews. "That's new to me. I've always been especially a crunch-time player, so I don't know." The Mavs pulled out a win over the Grizzlies with Wesley on the bench during crunch time on Saturday, but fell to the Jazz during overtime on Tuesday, with Raymond Felton getting the call over Matthews. That's not a trend that's likely to continue, so owners have little to be concerned about here. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:15 am
  • Report: Miami interested in Omri Casspi?
    The Heat have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Omri Casspi.

    Advice: The Heat are looking to add a shooter at the deadline, and Casspi (a 42.2 percent shooter from beyond the arc this season) certainly fits the bill. From a fantasy perspective, however, Casspi's value would take a sizable hit in Miami. Tyler Johnson (shoulder) would reportedly be the guy that would come to Sacramento in a potential Casspi deal. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:25 am
  • Marcus Thornton scores 15 off the bench
    Marcus Thornton scored 15 points with three assists, one board, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: Thornton probably deserves more reps in Houston, but coach J.B. Bickerstaff likes Corey Brewer too much. His role has been too sporadic and he's basically a hit-or-miss option every night, so he's hard to rely on in most leagues. He scored a combined nine points in his previous two outings on 3-of-15 shooting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:20 pm
  • Trevor Ariza scores 19 w/ four treys
    Trevor Ariza scored 19 points with seven rebounds, two steals and four 3-pointers in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: He was coming off a five-point dud vs. the Blazers, so he redeemed himself tonight. Luckily for Ariza, he will get another shot to get revenge against Portland on Wednesday in a game that will have plenty of playoff-race implications. Ariza should be treated as a top-40 player moving forward as long as he continues to start as the stretch four. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:17 pm
  • Corey Brewer scores nine points in loss
    Corey Brewer scored nine points on 3-of-9 shooting with five boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Advice: His coach loves him and said that he's "disruptive" on the defensive end, but he really hasn't looked that good other than a 24-point outburst vs. the lowly Suns on Thursday. Brewer will be on the fantasy radar for any owner in need of steals or 3-pointers as long as he continues to start, but he's better suited for deeper leagues until further notice. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:13 pm
  • Terrence Jones (concussion) inactive Tuesday
    Terrence Jones (concussion) was not on the active list for Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: The Rockets never updated his status, so it's safe to say that he will not play on Wednesday vs. the Blazers either. Jones will have to pass the league's concussion protocol, but the Rockets won't be in any hurry to rush him back. Unless Jones is moved before the Feb. 18 trade deadline, he won't be worth owning in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:05 pm
  • James Harden drops 37 points in loss
    James Harden (finger) dropped 37 points in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors, adding five boards and five assists in 40 minutes.

    Advice: His finger wasn't an issue tonight and he was very solid on the defensive end with three steals and one block, but his biggest accomplishment was holding Klay Thompson to 13 points on 5-of-19 shooting. Harden hit six 3-pointers in the loss, but he will need to be on top of his game again on Wednesday in a crucial matchup with the Blazers. Both the Rockets and the Blazers have 27 losses on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Klay Thompson misses all seven 3-pointers
    Klay Thompson missed all seven of his 3-point attempts on Tuesday vs. the Rockets, finishing with 13 points, three assists and two boards in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Needless to say, this was one of his worst performances on the offensive end this season, but James Harden deserves some credit for his defense. Even if you include tonight's dud, Thompson still has averages of 24.2 points and 3.2 3-pointers over his last five games, so he's going to be fine. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Andre Iguodala scores 12 points off bench
    Andre Iguodala scored 12 points off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Rockets with six assists, six boards and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: This was his first game with double-digit points since Jan. 22, so this performance doesn't move the needle much for Iguodala. Harrison Barnes is playing well again and the Warriors are healthy, so his production is going to be hard to rely on in standard leagues. He's also a candidate to get a couple of maintenance days down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Draymond Green struggles with foul trouble
    Draymond Green got into a little bit of foul trouble on Tuesday vs. the Rockets, scoring eight points with nine rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Incredibly, this was just his fourth game of the season without a 3-pointer, block or steal. Regardless, Green leads the league in triple-doubles this year (10) and is still returning top-15 value on the season, so there's absolutely no reason to be concerned. He gets a cupcake macthup vs. the Suns on Thursday before he makes his first trip to the All-Star game in Toronto. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Harrison Barnes looks good vs. Rockets
    Harrison Barnes scored 17 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to help the Warriors defeat the Rockets on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was 8-of-12 from the field and added seven boards, two assists and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes. Barnes didn't look the same when he returned from his ankle injury back in early January, but he's starting to find his groove again and is coming off a 19-point performance vs. the Thunder on Saturday with three treys. He needs to be in all lineups and his fantasy arrow is pointing up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Rodney Hood drops 29 in OT loss
    Rodney Hood hit 12-of-26 shots and two 3-pointers for 29 points, five rebounds and five assists in 43 minutes of Tuesday's overtime win against Dallas.

    Advice: He hit an incredible game-tying 3-pointer that sent the game to overtime (see the link below) and played very well. He's having a fun season and even the eventual return of Alec Burks probably won't slow him down. Hood is averaging 20.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.2 3-pointers over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Gordon Hayward hits game-winner in OT
    Gordon Hayward hit an 18-footer with Zaza Pachulia right in his face at the buzzer on Tuesday, giving the Jazz a 121-119 overtime win against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Hayward's shot wasn't falling at times tonight (8-of-20), but he still finished with 20 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal. He was 0-for-6 from downtown, but is still having a great season and it doesn't look like the return of Derrick Favors is going to hurt him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Wes Matthews breaks out of slump with 16
    Wesley Matthews, who hadn't scored more than nine points in three straight games, hit 5-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, two rebounds and three assists in Tuesday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: The minutes are there for Matthews, but he's shooting just 40 percent from the floor over his last five games. Hopefully tonight was a sign that he's going to get hot soon, but we'll have to wait until Feb. 19 to find out if it's going to happen. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Chandler Parsons leads Mavs with 24 in loss
    Chandler Parsons hit 8-of-16 shots and three 3-pointers for 24 points, one rebound, one steal and one block in 36 minutes of Tuesday's overtime loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: After slumping for a couple games, Parsons is setting up nicely for a big run after the All-Star break, scoring 26 and 24 points in his last two games with eight 3-pointers and nine rebounds. He was tough to stomach over the first couple months of the season, but patient owners are now being rewarded on most nights. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • Jonathan Simmons quietly making noise
    Jonathan Simmons played 23 minutes and had 10 points, four rebounds and one assist on 5-of-9 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: Simmons has played 23 or 24 minutes in three straight games and is averaging 9.0 points and 2.3 rebounds over that stretch, but you'd obviously have to be in a really deep league to think about adding him to your roster. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Danny Green scores 15, finally getting hot
    Danny Green played 31 minutes and hit 6-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals, a block and two 3-pointers in a win over the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: This is the type of line his owners were expecting when they drafted Green in October, but it took him until late January to finally start being productive. He's averaging 11.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games, shooting 47 percent in 30 minutes a game. If he was dropped in your league by a disgruntled owner, hopefully you were able to cash in. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony drops 33 & 13
    Carmelo Anthony's knee looked just fine on Tuesday when he went off for 33 points, 13 rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers on 12-of-22 shooting in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Melo has had a pair of MRIs in the last few weeks and there's still plenty of concern about his role if the Knicks fall out of the playoff race, but until that happens, it looks like he's going to be playing on most nights. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:45 pm
  • K.J. McDaniels recalled from D-League stint
    K.J. McDaniels has been recalled from his D-League stint.

    Advice: McDaniels is rarely a part of the rotation, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:16 pm
  • Kyle Anderson (illness) out Tuesday vs. MIA
    Kyle Anderson (illness) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: With Anderson on the sidelines, there will be more minutes available for David West and Boris Diaw. None of these guys can be considered viable targets in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:04 pm
  • James Harden (finger) will play vs. Warriors
    James Harden (finger) will play Tuesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Harden is not on the Rockets' injury report, and was a full participant during shootaround, so there's no reason to believe he'll miss Tuesday's matchup against the defending champs. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:01 pm
  • Mike Dunleavy gets 16 minutes
    Mike Dunleavy played 16 minutes against the Hornets on Monday with eight points, one rebound, two assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He may have played more in the fourth quarter, but the Bulls were blown out tonight. Dunleavy is likely going to have a minutes cap on him for most of this month even though they may need him to play more while Jimmy Butler is out. Dunleavy is more of a 16-team guy going forward. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:15 pm
  • Tobias Harris (ankle) out for Monday night
    Tobias Harris (ankle) will not play against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: He did not play against the on Sunday, which led to huge output for Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier. Both guys are in play for DFS and should be owned in all leagues. Harris did warm up for this one, so he has a good chance to play no Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:33 pm
  • Mike Dunleavy getting the start
    Mike Dunleavye will start against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: It's his second game of the season after playing 14 minutes in Saturday. With Jimmy Butler (knee) and Derrick Rose (soreness) out, there might be some shots headed Dunleavy's way. He's still only an option in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:29 pm
  • Rockets assign K.J. McDaniels to D-League
    Rockets assign G/F K.J. McDaniels to the D-League.

    Advice: Like the Rockets, McDaniels' season has failed to launch as anticipated. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:12 am
  • Nikola Mirotic's return date still uncertain
    Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy, hematoma) does not have a target date for his return.

    Advice: It was previously reported that Mirotic was targeting just after All-Star weekend, but that timeline sounds like it will get pushed back. Fred Hoiberg reported Mirotic was feeling better and is starting to eat again after being forced to a liquid diet, but admitted it will take time to build up his conditioning and stamina in order to get back on the floor. Mirotic could still get back on the court in late February, but it may not come right after the break. While he's out, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis will see increased minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:07 am
  • Report: Melo had two MRIs in last three weeks
    Carmelo Anthony (sore left knee) has had two MRIs in the last three weeks, sources told Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

    Advice: Despite both coming back clean, "the concern over his long-term health is very real," per Isola. Obviously there are a number of things going wrong in New York right now, and Melo's health woes are right at the top of the list. If the soreness in his surgically-repaired knee doesn't improve after the All-Star break, Melo will be a shutdown candidate as the Knicks fall further and further out of the playoff race. Anthony's absence would mean more minutes for Langston Galloway, Derrick Williams and Lance Thomas while Kristaps Porzingis and Arron Afflalo would each assume a larger role in the offense. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:14 am
  • Report: ORL listening on Tobias Harris deals
    The Magic "aren't discouraging" trade offers for Tobias Harris, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: You could really say this about almost any player in the NBA beyond obvious franchise building blocks, but we digress. Harris was re-signed to a 4-year, $64M deal in the offseason, but the Magic are (rightfully) looking into his market with Evan Fournier and Mario Hezonja in the fold. It wouldn't be surprising if Harris is moved, but we would have said the same thing prior to this report, as well. A potential offseason trade seems more likely than a drastic midseason shakeup. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:01 am
  • Dunleavy confident conditioning will come
    Mike Dunleavy, who made his season debut on Saturday, is confident that his conditioning will improve sooner rather than later.

    Advice: "It's going to be a progression, build it up slowly," Dunleavy said. "I think [game condition] will come sooner rather than later. I put a lot of work in, feel pretty good about it. I'll be good." Dunleavy played just 14 minutes in his inaugural game, but his playing time will creep up so long as he doesn't have any setbacks after offseason surgery. When it does, he'll take minutes from Tony Snell, E'Twaun Moore and Doug McDermott. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:48 am
  • Carmelo Anthony (knee) may need more DNPs
    Carmelo Anthony (knee) has been assured that the pain in his surgically-repaired knee is "part of the recovery," but he suggested that he might sit out more games to rest his knee.

    Advice: "I can feel it when I'm out there, as far as the rhythm, mechanically shooting the ball," said Anthony. "It's not aligned for me right now." He has missed three of the Knicks' past eight games and although the All-Star break should help, owners have to prepare for occasional DNPs down the stretch. Melo's recent MRI came back negative and he said on Sunday that he intends to play in the All-Star game, which at least suggests that he's not overly concerned. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:29 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (knee) will play in A.S. game
    Carmelo Anthony (knee) said that he will play in the All-Star game, though he admitted that his knee "[isn't] gonna heal in a week ... or even two weeks."

    Advice: He recently had a precautionary MRI which ruled out structural damage, and Derek Fisher thinks Melo will be fine "long term," but this is still a huge concern for fantasy owners. New York is five games out of the playoff picture, dropping nine of their past 10 games, and the prospect of a shutdown looms larger with each defeat. His fantasy appeal is tanking, making it hard to extract value in a trade, but owners may want to see what opposing GMs think he's worth. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:52 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (knee) plays 35 minutes
    Carmelo Anthony (knee) finished Sunday's home loss with 21 points (7-of-19 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs), six rebounds, seven assists and three turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Melo is shooting a career-worst 42.4 percent from the field and his surgically-repaired knee is a constant concern for fantasy owners, though coach Derek Fisher tried to downplay the severity. "I think he'll be fine long term," Fisher said. "I think we just have to get through this next set of days into the break and hopefully re-evaluate him from there in terms of something that's not reoccurring." This loss knocked New York five games behind the No. 8 seed Pistons, and Melo's owners can only hope that they don't fall further out of the playoff picture. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:29 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (knee) will start on Sunday
    Carmelo Anthony (knee) will start on Sunday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He participated in Saturday's light practice and was always expected to return to the court against his former team. Anthony is still battling soreness in his knee and clearly isn't 100 percent, so the shut-down risk will grow if the Knicks don't start winning games. They have lost four straight. Langston Galloway will return to the bench for Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:19 am
  • Tobias Harris (ankle) will not play Sunday
    Tobias Harris (sore left ankle) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: He was initially dealing with a cut above his eye and was expected to play, but he was held out of practice on Saturday due to soreness in his left ankle. Harris does have a history of ankle issues, so the Magic might just be exercising some caution here. With Harris on the shelf, we can expect to see a lot of Aaron Gordon today, while Mario Hezonja should see more playing time as well. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:14 am
  • James Harden (finger) says he is fine
    James Harden (finger) believes that he should be all right.

    Advice: "My middle finger bent back," Harden said. "It's swollen a little bit, but it should be all right." Harden didn't play down the stretch in Sunday's game vs. the Blazers, but it was likely due to the lopsided score and he said that it would've have been "pointless" for him to keep playing. Harden should be considered day-to-day, but it would be surprising if he didn't play vs. the Warriors on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:21 am
  • Rodney Hood scores 25 w/ three triples
    Rodney Hood had his second dominant performance in a row, scoring 25 points vs. the Suns with three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He shot 9-of-19 from the field and added four boards, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes. He has now scored 22 or more points in six out of his last nine performances and has now gone 20 straight games with at least one 3-pointer. He's a beast and could have top-50 value the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:59 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 22 points in win
    Gordon Hayward scored 22 points in a win over the Suns on Saturday with six boards, three assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He has been logging heavy playing time over his last four games, averaging 39.5 minutes in that span. The Jazz were missing Trey Burke (illness) tonight and Alec Burks (ankle) is expected to return after the All-Star break, so help is on the way for the Jazz. With Utah right in the middle of the playoff hunt, Hayward's mid-round value is safe for the remainder of the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:48 pm
  • Harrison Barnes scored 19 points
    Harrison Barnes scored 19 points with four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: Harry B is finally coming around. In his last five, he averaged 12.4 points, 3.6 boards, 1.2 assists and 1.8 treys. Barnes still hasn't climbed into the must-start guy, but the efficiency is coming and he is still a low-end hold. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:38 pm
  • Draymond Green scores nine with 14 boards
    Draymond Green scored nine points with 14 rebounds and six assists against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He was the unsung hero -- he always seems like the unsung hero. Green had the perfect microcosm of his style late in the game with a huge offensive board and eventually hitting Stephen Curry for a layup after killing the 24-second clock. He may have only scored nine points, but the Warriors probably would've lost without him. He's a fantasy stud, as well. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:35 pm
  • Danny Green scores 11 points in win
    Danny Green scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting with five boards, two assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes in a win over the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: His production has been sporadic all season, but nights like these are why it's so difficult for us to let him go. Green is now averaging 9.6 points, 5.0 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.6 steals and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games which is only good for top-100 value, but he's still a hold in standard leagues as long as you have some patience. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:34 pm
  • Mike Dunleavy scores five in debut
    Mike Dunleavy made his season debut on Saturday with five points, one 3-pointer and one turnover in 14 minutes against the Wolves.

    Advice: It wasn't a bad game for a guy who hasn't played in an NBA game in about nine months. Dunleavy is still only worth a look in deep leagues, especially with Jimmy Butler (knee) not dealing with a serious injury. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:45 pm
  • Chandler Parsons drops 26 points w/ 5 treys
    Chandler Parsons was phenomenal in Saturday's 114-110 overtime win over the Grizzlies, scoring 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting.

    Advice: He had a six-point dud vs. the Spurs on Friday, so it was great to see him get back on track. The forward added eight boards, four assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 41 minutes, helping the Mavericks snap a three-game losing skid in the process. Keep Parsons locked in all lineups. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:10 pm
  • Ghostface Ilya has tough night
    Ersan Ilyasova made 1-of-8 from the field for four points with one 3-pointer and one turnover in 18 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: His shot was off and coach Stan Van Gundy went away from him for most of the second half. SVG did say he's going to pull Ghostface Ilya at times to get more perimeter players out there, so this isn't a surprise. Ilyasova is a low-end asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:58 pm
  • Trevor Ariza finally cools off
    Trevor Ariza scored five points with five rebounds, four steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: At least the steals were there in Ariza's worst game since the lineup change. Before this dud, he was putting up first-round value as the starting power forward. Keep him active and it's fair to expect him to be a top-40 player going forward. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:04 pm
  • James Harden scores 33, hurts right hand
    James Harden suffered an apparent minor right hand injury on Saturday, finishing with 33 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block, four 3-pointers and 10 turnovers.

    Advice: He had ice on his hand for most of the fourth quarter because the Rockets were blown out tonight. Harden did play through his hand issue for a few minutes before going to the bench, so chances are this is minor. He also took the ice pack off his hand for the final two minutes. For now, there shouldn't be much concern, but you never know when it comes to a hand injury. We'll pass along any info if he needs an X-ray. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:36 pm
  • Mike Dunleavy will make his season debut
    Mike Dunleavy (back) will make his season debut against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: He said "I'm back" at his locker, so Mike apparently wants to be like Mike. His minutes should be limited with so much time away from NBA game action, so he's not someone worth owning in most leagues just yet. His return takes away from E'Twaun Moore and Tony Snell. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:06 pm
  • Mike Dunleavy (back) is a game-time call
    Mike Dunleavy (back) is a game-time call vs. the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: Dunleavy admitted that he battled some soreness on Friday, so that's a little concerning since he hasn't even made his debut yet. If he is cleared to play, the Bulls will ease him back into action and his minutes will be limited. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:37 pm
  • Terrence Jones out of hospital
    Terrence Jones (concussion) is out of the hospital on Saturday and is unlikely to return to action until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: He is still in the concussion protocol and will be checked out by team doctors today. Jones is not going to play on Saturday, which means the Rockets will go small a ton against the Blazers tonight. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:25 pm
  • Mike Dunleavy (back) is questionable
    Mike Dunleavy (back) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: He has been targeting this game for his return, so he will likely make a decision after warming up with the team. His return can't come soon enough with Jimmy Butler going down with a knee injury, but he's only on the radar in deeper leagues for now. His minutes should be pretty limited if he's cleared to play. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:21 am
  • Tobias Harris (eye) is expected to play
    Tobias Harris (eye) is expected to play on Sunday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: He is dealing with a cut above his left eye that required stitches, but the injury sounds very minor. There will be another update after Sunday's morning shootaround, but it's safe to pencil him into all active lineups. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:39 am
  • Rodney Hood is mentally stronger this season
    Rodney Hood said that he has been getting better mentally which helped him bounce back on Friday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: "I think it helped just having a short-term memory," Hood said. "I've been getting better mentally, and I remember early in the season letting a situation like this go over from game to game. I'm maturing, so I just wanted to be aggressive, as long as I hit shots or not." Hood was held to eight points on Wednesday vs. the Jazz, but he put that performance behind him and dropped 23 points with three treys on Saturday. Hood is a stud and should be considered a must-start player. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:43 am
  • Bickerstaff praises Corey Brewer
    Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that Corey Brewer is "disruptive" on the defensive end.

    Advice: "He's disruptive," Bickerstaff said. "When he's able to get steals, that's when his offense starts. His offense starts on the defensive end of the court. It's a steal for us. It's a defensive rebound for us and then it's a quick outlet. When we're getting stops, that's when [Brewer] is at his best." Brewer scored 24 points against the Suns on Thursday and is still starting at small forward, but he was struggling prior to that game. Unless he does this again, he's better suited for deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:57 am
  • Fisher says Carmelo will be fine long-term
    Knicks coach Derek Fisher said that Carmelo Anthony will be fine "long-term."

    Advice: "He’s carrying a big load,’’ Fisher said. "Coming off an ankle injury, he got thrown into an intense week. It hasn’t calmed down completely since then. He’ll be fine long-term, but we just have to get through these next seven days and hopefully reevaluate from there so it’s not something that’s recurring.’’ An MRI came back clean and Anthony is expected to play on Sunday vs. Denver, but his owners should be concerned about a possible shutdown after the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:22 am
  • Chandler Parsons scores 6 pts in blowout loss
    Chandler Parsons only managed to score six points on 3-of-9 shooting during Friday's blowout loss to San Antonio, adding one rebound, one assist, two steals, one block and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs trailed by 36 points at the half, which was the largest halftime deficit in franchise history, so it's hard to take away much from this unproductive performance from Parsons. He should be able to bounce-back on Saturday vs. Memphis. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:33 pm
  • Wesley Matthews scores four points in 23 mins
    Wesley Matthews couldn't get anything going during Friday's blowout loss to the Spurs, tallying just four points on 2-of-5 shooting with one rebound, two assists, one block and one turnover in 23 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs were blown out badly in this one, and the game was essentially over after the first-quarter. Wesley was noticeably upset after the game saying it was the most "embarrassing game" he's ever been a part of "at any level." Matthews has been struggling over the past month, knocking down just 34.5 percent of his shots, and it might not get any better any time soon with Dallas set to play Memphis on Saturday and Utah on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:23 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 23 points vs. Bucks
    Rodney Hood scored a game-high 23 points during a win over the Bucks on Friday with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: That's a bounce-back from his rare dud on Wednesday. Hood has emerged as one of the best sophomores in the NBA and the Jazz continue to build the offense around him. Expect him to keep flirting with top-50 value even when Alec Burks (leg) comes back. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:29 pm
  • Danny Green scores eight points w/ two treys
    Danny Green scored eight points on 3-of-8 shooting Friday, to go with two 3-pointers, four boards, one assist and one turnover in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Mr. Green has become elite at following up productive outing with meaningless stat lines, although he has managed to produce fifth-round value in 9-cat leagues over the past two weeks with averages of 9.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.7 three-pointers on 45.7 percent shooting. He can be truly infuriating to own, but with the upward trend, he's a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:22 pm
  • Tobias Harris gets stitches above eye
    Tobias Harris received stitches above his left eye and he will not return.

    Advice: He was bleeding quite a bit as he went to the locker room. Harris may go through concussion testing, but there is no word of anything on that front yet. He has a good chance to play on Sunday against the Hawks. Harris finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and one turnover in 28 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:20 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (knee) out on Friday
    Carmelo Anthony (left knee) will not play against the Grizzlies on Friday night.

    Advice: This is his surgically repaired knee that also kept him out for two games last month. An MRI ruled out any structural damage, but this isn't the usual DNP-REST with the news of needing an MRI. Coach Derek Fisher said there is no thought of shutting him down, but Melo could miss more games. Langston Galloway and Derrick Williams are the beneficiaries here while Arron Afflalo and Kristaps Porzingis also get more shots. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:51 pm
  • Terrence Jones (concussion) out for Saturday
    Terrence Jones (concussion) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He suffered the concussion in the car accident on Wednesday. Jones will have to go through the protocol and could miss games through the break. That means more run for Josh Smith while Trevor Ariza continues to thrive at power forward. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:42 pm
  • James Harden scores just 17 points
    James Harden was quiet during a 111-105 win over the Suns on Thursday, scoring 17 points with nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 4-of-19 from the field.

    Advice: Interestingly, coach J.B. Bickerstaff pulled all of his starters four minutes into the the game because of sloppy play. They obviously turned it around, though. Harden usually lights up the Suns and he is also solid on the road, so this is a shocking letdown. He'll be fine and should be a top-five player going forward in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:30 pm
  • Trevor Ariza goes off again, scores 22
    Trevor Ariza went off again with 22 points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals and three 3-pointers against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: He was killer as a power forward last year with Kevin McHale, but now he's rolling in that role again with coach J.B. Bickerstaff. Since being shifted to power forward back on Jan. 22, he averaged 17.9 points, 4.3 boards, 2.5 assists, 2.4 steals and 3.8 treys. That's good for top-10 value in that span and has boosted him to fourth-round value on the year now. If you bought low, you look really smart. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:26 pm
  • Corey Brewer scores game-high 24 points
    Corey Brewer scored a game-high 24 points against Suns on Thursday with one assist, four steals and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: The Rockets scored 26 points in fast break, so that kind of output there is right up Brewer's alley. In his previous starts, Brewer only has averages of 9.6 points, 3.4 boards, 1.9 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.8 treys on 38.8 percent from the field. If you want to ride him while he's played better, hopefully you're not dropping anything of value. He's not an add in standard leagues yet. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:15 pm
  • Carmelo not shooting well, passing more?
    Carmelo Anthony made 4-of-18 from the field and 10-of-14 from the line for 19 points against the Pistons during a 111-105 loss on Thursday, adding 11 rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's not shooting the ball well at all. In his last six, he's made 32.6 percent from the field for 17.2 points per game. Only 15.7 percent of his shots have been at the rim and he's not hitting jumpers either. The good news is that his dimes and boards are up. With some concern about his knees last month, there's slightly more concern of Melo missing games. To be clear, there is no word of him being hurt right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:19 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova scores 12 points
    Ersan Ilyasova scored 12 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

    Advice: It looked like he was going to get going after two triples in the first two minutes, but that was half of his production. With Stanley Johnson getting minutes at shooting guard, that should help Ilyasova keep his run. He's a low-end hold right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:28 pm
  • Mike Dunleavy (back) out Friday vs. Denver
    Mike Dunleavy (back) will not play Friday vs. the Nuggets, as expected.

    Advice: He's targeting a return to the court for Saturday's matchup vs. the Timberwolves, and his imminent return to action will result in less minutes for E'Twaun Moore, Tony Snell and Doug McDermott. Dunleavy will likely be brought along very slowly, so he's not a great add in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:04 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic targeting return after ASB
    Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy, hematoma) is targeting a return after the All-Star Break.

    Advice: Mirotic has been discharged from the hospital after two surgeries and is now hoping to return to the Bulls after the All-Star Break. While Mirotic is worth a stash if he was dropped, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis will continue to see a value boost while Mirotic is out. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:25 am
  • Marcus Thornton enjoys playing next to Harden
    Marcus Thornton expressed his desire to play more alongside James Harden.

    Advice: Thornton played alongside Harden more on Tuesday and responded with 18 points off the bench. "I was talking about that this morning," Thornton said. "I love playing with James. Teams are more focused on him. That gives me wide-open shots. In return, I can play-make for him and get him wide-open shots, too." Thornton may get an opportunity to play more alongside Harden, but his minutes are too inconsistent to warrant a roster spot in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:56 am
  • Chandler Parsons confused by late benching
    Chandler Parsons said his late-game benching during Wednesday's loss to Miami was "definitely strange."

    Advice: Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle opted for Raymond Felton over Parsons to close the game and explained the move by saying that Parsons had been struggling for most of the game. "It's definitely strange to me, especially after how I've been playing," Parsons said after the game. "It's definitely different, but every game calls for something different." Parsons has been on fire as of late and should be be in all fantasy lineups as he's due for a rebound against the Spurs on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:25 am
  • Mike Dunleavy set to return on Saturday
    Mike Dunleavy (back) is set to return against the Timberwolves on Saturday, according to league sources.

    Advice: Dunleavy had been practicing with Santa Cruz of the D-League, but is set to make his season debut on Saturday as long as he doesn't experience any setbacks. While Dunleavy isn't an add outside of deeper fantasy leagues, his return will cut into the minutes of Tony Snell and E'Twaun Moore. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:07 am
  • Danny Green scores 16 points in 39 minutes
    Danny Green scored 16 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in a season-high 39 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: Green did not hit the 30-minute mark in any game since Jan. 8, so this is a shock. He has more ups and downs than an entire amusement park of roller coasters, but Green is putting up value. In 2016, he has put up sixth-round value in his last 15 games, so it's hard to complain too much. Keep him owned in all leagues and remember not to complain to your friends too much about the bad Green nights. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • Rodney Hood struggles on 3-of-12 shooting
    Rodney Hood hit just 3-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for eight points and a block on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was piping hot coming in, with his last single-digit scoring game coming on Jan. 6, while he had scored between 16 and 29 points in each of his last six games. He'll bounce back soon, but never got it going against the strong defense of Gary Harris tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:48 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 24 points in win
    Klay Thompson scored 24 points with four rebounds, one steal and six 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's not often a guy drops six treys in a game and one of his teammates had five more than he did. Thompson certainly has the scoring side down in his last four with an absurd 76.1 true shooting percentage and a 31.9 usage rate. That led to averages of 33.8 points, 3.0 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.5 blocks and 5.5 treys on 60.2 percent from the field. Klay is being overshadowed big time. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:10 pm
  • Draymond Green posts 10th trip-dub of year
    Draymond Green logged his 10th triple-double of the season during a win over the Wizards on Wednesday, scoring 12 points with 10 rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and five blocks.

    Advice: That's back-to-back triple-doubles for Green and he managed to keep his lead over Russell Westbrook, who dropped his eighth triple-double on the season tonight. Green's blocks had also dropped in each full month this year, so he got a nice start there in February. He's one of a kind. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:04 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova scores 16 in loss to Boston
    Ersan Ilyasova started and played 26 minutes, hitting 6-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points and two rebounds in Wednesday's loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: Not his best game of the season, but not too bad, either. Ilyasova looked like he might be a dead duck after suffering an adductor injury, but has played well (in solid minutes) over his last two games. If he was dumped in your league, he's probably worth an add, as Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suffered a potentially serious groin injury tonight. Ghostface Ilya, Marcus Morris and Stanley Johnson are all going to see a big boost if KCP is out for as long as we think he might be. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:32 pm
  • Terrence Jones involved in car accident
    Terrence Jones was involved a car accident on Wednesday and has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: The Rockets are saying that Jones is not injured, but they want to hold him out for one game which is likely just a precaution. Jones has fallen out of favor in Houston, so his absence won't have a significant impact on the Rockets' rotations. Josh Smith will pick up a few extra minutes on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:52 pm
  • Hoiberg unsure on timeline for Nikola Mirotic
    Fred Hoiberg said that he doesn't know when Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy, hematoma) will be able to return to the court for the Bulls.

    Advice: Mirotic, who had an appendectomy on on January 27 was hopeful to get back on the court some time after the All-Star break, but he was forced to undergo another procedure on Tuesday to have a hematoma removed, putting his initial timeline in jeopardy. Taj Gibson will be the unquestioned starting power forward for however long Mirotic is out, with Bobby Portis seeing around 20 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:09 am
  • Marcus Thornton scores 18 off HOU bench
    Marcus Thornton got hot and hit 7-of-11 shots and four 3-pointers for 18 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in Tuesday's win.

    Advice: Thornton didn't even play on Saturday and scored two points in each of his previous two games, so if you had him in a DFS lineup tonight, pat yourself on the back. He goes on hot streaks occasionally, but has been far too inconsistent to plug into a standard lineup. And he was also up for some extra run tonight with Dwight Howard suspended and Clint Capela out with a thigh injury. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:30 pm
  • Terrence Jones has 11 & 7 in 29 minutes
    Terrence Jones played 29 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots for 11 points, seven rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: He still came off the bench, but saw a big boost in minutes with Clint Capela (thigh) and Dwight Howard (suspended) in street clothes. Jones played a grand total of 20 minutes with six points and two rebounds in his previous two games, so look for him to take a big step back with Capela and Howard close to returning. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:27 pm
  • James Harden hands out season-high 14 dimes
    James Harden hit 10-of-19 shots and three 3-pointers on his way to 26 points, four rebounds, a season-high 14 assists, two steals and a block in Tuesday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: It wasn't a 40-point bomb like he dropped on Saturday, but it was pretty darn good. And don't look now, but he's hit at least half his shots in four of his last five games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:24 pm
  • Trevor Ariza scores 9, but fills stat sheet
    Trevor Ariza hit just 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer, but finished Tuesday's game with nine points, four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.

    Advice: He wasn't great tonight, but did a little bit of everything, salvaging a decent line. He was red hot a week ago, but has scored nine or fewer points in three of his last four games. He should go on another hot streak at some point, but it's anyone's guess as to when it happens. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:19 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic (hematoma) has no timetable
    Nikola Mirotic underwent a "hematoma removal" procedure over the weekend and the Bulls have not released a timetable for his return.

    Advice: He also had an appendectomy last Wednesday and was originally targeting the All-Star break, but now the Bulls will have to reassess his timetable. To be clear, he's likely looking at additional time on the shelf. Mirotic will be released from the hospital in a few days to begin his rehab, and the Bulls should have an update on his status at practice on Wednesday. Taj Gibson is locked in as the starting power forward, while Bobby Portis could continue to see around 20 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:13 pm
  • Jones will play center if Capela out Tuesday
    J.B. Bickerstaff said that if Clint Capela (thigh) can't play Tuesday vs. the Heat, Terrence Jones and Josh Smith will split minutes at the center spot with Dwight Howard (suspension) also unavailable.

    Advice: Jones logged a season-low six minutes in his previous outing, but he'll likely return to a 20-minute role with the Rockets if Capela can't give it a go tonight. Josh Smith would likely see his playing time in the high-20s, but neither guy makes for all that attractive of a DFS option with a tough matchup against Miami. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:43 pm
  • Harrison Barnes says he's getting rhythm back
    Harrison Barnes said that he feels he's playing his way back into game shape and is starting to find his rhythm again after spending all of December on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

    Advice: "I’m feeling good," Barnes said. "I’m just getting back to playing into game shape and getting my rhythm back. I feel like I’m getting to the point where I can go out there and contribute and not have any pain… I’m still looking to get my explosion back and not have any pain." Barnes hasn't exactly hit the ground running since returning from the injury, as he shot just 42.4 percent from the field through the month of January. However, he has mid-round upside, so Barnes warrants a hold in standard formats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:42 pm
  • G Time Flies: Gordon Hayward scores 27 points
    Gordon Hayward scored 27 points against the Bulls during a 105-96 overtime win on Monday with 12 rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 44 minutes.

    Advice: He hit a clutch shot at the rim to tie it in regulation with four seconds left and forced a turnover on the Bulls' next possession. G Time also had one of the prettiest backdoor cuts leading to a jam of the season during OT (in link below). He's playing off the ball more, but its led to fourth-round value in January. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:50 pm
  • Rodney Hood fouls out, scores 19
    Rodney Hood scored 19 points with five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers before fouling out against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: Hood has a knack for getting two quick fouls, but this was his first time fouling out in his career on six personals. On the positive side, he's quickly becoming one of the best wings in pick-and-roll and that's become the Jazz's new pet play. Hood has top-40 value in 2016 and should flirt with top-50 value going forward. It's all good with the Hood. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:38 pm
  • Chandler Parsons grabs 11 boards
    Chandler Parsons grabbed a season-high 11 boards against the Hawks on Monday, adding 19 points, two assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He has been marvelous and the rebounds are on the upswing, averaging 7.8 per game in his last five. Parsons added averages of 18.6 points, 2.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.4 treys. He's dominating for his owners. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:17 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova scores 16 points in return
    Ersan Ilyasova (adductor) returned on Monday with 16 points, six rebounds, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

    Advice: His minutes were fine and he didn't look limited. The only time he was visibly in pain was after Thaddeus Young blocked him and put him on the ground. Ilyasova is putting up enough value to own, but his upside isn't very attractive. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:48 pm
  • Ersan llyasova and Reggie Jackson will play
    Ersan Ilyasova (adductor) and Reggie Jackson (dehydration) will play on Monday against the Nets.

    Advice: He is likely going to start, which pushes Anthony Tolliver back to the bench. If Ilyasova is not 100 percent, we could see more Stanley Johnson off the bench. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:43 pm
  • Rockets recall K.J. McDaniels from D-League
    Rockets recall G/F K.J. McDaniels from the D-League.

    Advice: Although he's an exciting athlete, McDaniels isn't going to be in Houston's rotation unless there is an injury on the wing. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 10:14 am
  • Ersan Ilyasova (adductor) expected for Monday
    Ersan Ilyasova (adductor) is expected to play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Ghostface Ilya was forced out of the lineup on Saturday due to the injury, but his absence looks like it will be of the single-game variety. With Ilyasova back in the fold, Anthony Tolliver will head back to the bench while Marcus Morris could lose some playing time with Stanley Johnson's role increasing. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 9:28 am
  • Popovich unafraid to give Kyle Anderson time
    Gregg Popovich is unafraid to give Kyle Anderson regular minutes in the rotation.

    Advice: "We’re giving [Simmons] and Kyle minutes to try and prepare them to become real pros and real contributors in the league," Popovich said. Despite a regular role of 15-20 minutes over his last six games, Slo-Mo is not a fantasy option in any format. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 7:54 am
  • Jonathon Simmons earning minutes from Pop
    Gregg Popovich has no hesitation about throwing Jonathon Simmons into a "trial by fire" situation.

    Advice: "We’re giving [Simmons] and Kyle [Anderson] minutes to try and prepare them to become real pros and real contributors in the league," Popovich said. Despite a consistent role in the rotation over his last six games, Simmons isn't anywhere close to emerging onto the fantasy radar in standard formats. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 7:50 am
  • Harrison Barnes struggles vs. the Knicks
    Harrison Barnes was quiet against the Knicks on Sunday, scoring eight points on 3-of-8 shooting with three boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Klay Thompson and Draymond Green ran the show for the Warriors, and even Stephen Curry was quiet in this one. Barnes hit a game-winning 3-pointer vs. the 76ers on Saturday, but his averages of 8.2 points, 4.6 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.0 3-pointers over his last five games are underwhelming. He is shooting just 36.4 percent in that span, so he's simply in a slump. He has enough upside to warrant a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:24 pm
  • Wes Matthews' slump continues w/ 2-of-12 FGs
    Wes Matthews' slump continued on Sunday, as he shot just 2-of-12 from the field to finish with seven points, four boards, one assist and one steal in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs started a favorable stretch of their schedule with an easy win vs. the Suns, pushing them to within one game of the No. 5 seed Grizzlies. Matthews couldn't join the party offensively, going 1-of-8 from downtown, and he's now averaging just 6.8 points on 10-of-36 shooting in the Mavs' past four games. The perimeter gunner will look to get on track vs. the struggling Hawks on Monday. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:17 pm
  • Chandler Parsons cools off, hits 5-of-14 FGs
    Chandler Parsons chipped in 15 points to help the Mavericks beat Phoenix on Sunday, hitting 5-of-14 shots with two rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Parsons has been particularly excellent when Dirk Nowitzki is resting, but he cooled off tonight and wound up deferring to his teammates. He should continue to earn minutes at PF even when Nowitzki is in the lineup, however, and is locked in for top-50 value rest-of-season. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:15 pm
  • Klay Thompson drops 34 points in win vs. NYK
    Klay Thompson dropped a game-high 34 points in Sunday's 116-95 win over the Knicks, adding two assists, one board, one steal and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: Is there a hotter player in the NBA right now? Thompson has been unconscious over his last three games, averaging 37.0 points, 2.7 boards, 2.0 assists and 5.3 pointers on 65.6 percent shooting from the field. Needless to say, he has been the best player in standard leagues in that span. This pace is not sustainable, but he should be a top-20 player the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:13 pm
  • Andre Iguodala plays 23 minutes in win
    Andre Iguodala (rest) returned from a one-game absence on Sunday vs. the Knicks and finished with eight points, four assists, four boards and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

    Advice: He hit his only two shot attempts from the field and had a couple of turnovers, but the Warriors didn't really need him tonight because they took care of business early on. Iguodala was averaging 6.6 points, 4.0 boards, 3.4 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.7 3-pointers during the month of January prior to Sunday, so he's not a must-own player in standard leagues while the Warriors are healthy. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 6:58 pm
  • Draymond Green records 9th triple-double
    Draymond Green recorded his ninth triple-double of the season with 20 points, 10 assists and 10 boards in Sunday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: He was a perfect 9-of-9 from the field and added two steals, two blocks, two 3-pointers and four turnovers in 37 minutes. Green blamed his "selfish unselfishness" after chasing stats in his previous game vs. the 76ers in which he turned the ball over a career-high seven times, but he didn't force a lot of passes tonight. For what it's worth, the last Warrior to go a perfect 9-of-9 from the field on at least nine attempts was Chris Mullin in 1990. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 6:55 pm
  • Harden drops 40, Rockets lose third straight
    James Harden dropped 40 points in Saturday's 123-122 loss to the Wizards, adding 11 assists, seven boards, four steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Wizards had no answer for him on the defensive end and he even fouled Garrett Temple out of the game. The Rockets have lost three straight games, but Harden has been playing some incredible ball with averages of 30.2 points, 8.6 boards, 7.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.0 treys over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 9:19 pm
  • Terrence Jones plays six minutes in loss
    Terrence Jones played a season-low six minutes in Saturday's loss to the Grizzlies, scoring two points on 1-of-4 shooting.

    Advice: Prior to Saturday's game, coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that the Josh Smith trade has hurt Jones' playing time and he took the blame for the forward's recent struggles. Regardless, Jones is clearly out of the rotation in Houston, so only a trade can save his season at this point. If you're still stashing him, feel free to let him go if he is not dealt by the Feb. 18 trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 9:15 pm
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