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    • Bojan Bogdanovic returned to action on Saturday February 28. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:49 am
    • Khris Middleton scores 18 points in loss Sat.
      Khris Middleton scored 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting against the Jazz on Saturday, adding six boards, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: He is arguably Milwaukee's best weapon on offense now that Brandon Knight is no longer in town, and he has now scored in double digits in twelve straight games. In case it's not already obvious, Middleton is a must-start player and should continue to be a stud for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:01 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard explodes against the Suns
      Kawhi Leonard dominated on offense during a 101-74 win over the Suns on Saturday with 22 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

      Advice: After a very rough start to the second half, Leonard is back. He was taking too many jumpers and he's gone back to being more aggressive. Kawhi had a nice line of 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal on Friday, so his fantasy owners can finally start to feel great about him. We're expecting a big finish thanks to a friendly schedule. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:44 pm
    • T.J. Warren looks good in garbage time
      T.J. Warren looked good in garbage time against the Spurs with nine points, one rebound and two assists in 18 minutes.

      Advice: He had a lot of buzz over the summer and in the preseason and he might actually get some playing time with Brandon Knight getting hurt tonight. However, Warren's fantasy ceiling is low right now because he doesn't really take treys and he's not too great with defensive stats. You have to be in a very deep league to look at him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:33 pm
    • Gerald Green starts the second half
      Gerald Green started the second half for the injured Brandon Knight, finishing with four points and one rebound in 14 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

      Advice: He seems to be firmly in the doghouse and has played just 15.5 minutes per game since the break (including the DNP-CD). The Suns appear like they're not going to bring Green back next season and will get a look at their young guys, so he's not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:30 pm
    • Al-Farouq Aminu scores 12 points
      Al-Farouq Aminu filled it up against the Nets on Saturday with 12 points, five rebounds, two assists, four steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers on 4-of-4 from the field.

      Advice: He finally turned it around tonight. Aminu had a big chance to put up numbers while the Mavs were without the Chandlers, but his chance to step up is likely dwindling with both guys close to a return. If he's still on the wire, he should probably stay there. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:11 pm
    • Andrew Wiggins scores 25 points in a loss
      Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points in a 101-97 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers on 10-of-22 from the field.

      Advice: Even though Nerlens Noel is making nice little charge, Wiggins is still the heavy favorite for Rookie of the Year. His February numbers were not quite as great as January, averaging 16.8 points, 4.8 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.2 treys on 45.7 percent from the field. He is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:08 pm
    • Tony Allen scores 11 off the bench
      Tony Allen scored 11 points against the Wolves on Saturday with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one turnover against.

      Advice: Coach Dave Joerger said he could be looking to make a tweak to the starters on the wing, which means Allen would likely move into the first unit. However, his minutes and opportunities to score probably won't change much. Allen has been outside of the top 200 in the past month, so he's not worth owning right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:51 pm
    • James Johnson scores 16 points, blocks three
      James Johnson scored 14 points against the Knicks during a 103-98 loss on Saturday with seven rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He's arguably the most valuable player on the Raptors for fantasy value right now. In his last five, Johnson averaged 13.2 points, 4.4 boards 1.2 assists, 2.2 blocks and 1.6 steals on 63.3 percent from the field. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:37 pm
    • DeMar DeRozan has a letdown game vs. NY
      DeMar DeRozan made 3-of-15 from the field for 13 points with three rebounds, two assists, three steals and no turnovers against the Knicks on Saturday.

      Advice: He tried a 360 dunk on a breakaway and he missed it, which sums up how he's playing. Like his teammate Kyle Lowry, he might need some rest, too. In his last five games, DeRozan averaged 13.8 points, 3.2 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.0 treys and 2.4 turnovers on 29.6 percent from the field. He has taken a major step back this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:34 pm
    • Michael Beasley plays 25 minutes
      Michael Beasley played 25 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday during a 93-91 loss, scoring nine points with three rebounds and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Super Cool Beas is getting minutes, but he did foul out tonight. Things aren't going too great for him and tonight was a little bit of a fluke because the Heat moved around some guys because Chris Andersen (illness) didn't play. Beasley is only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:16 pm
    • Henry Walker launches 11 treys
      Henry Walker made his first start of the season on Saturday with 10 points, two rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

      Advice: He attempted 11 treys from behind the arc and coach Erik Spoelstra clearly wants to have him out there for spacing. Walker is actually on the radar in standard leagues and owners in deep leagues should give him a look, but he's still on a 10-day after all. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:14 pm
    • Henry Walker to start, Udonis Haslem to bench
      Henry Walker will start at power forward against the Hawks with Udonis Haslem coming off the bench.

      Advice: With Chris Andersen out, Haslem needs to play backup center for the Heat tonight. Walker has been on a roll lately and he's quickly already climbing into the conversation for 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:17 pm
    • Bojan Bogdanovic will play on Saturday
      Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) will play against the Mavs on Saturday.

      Advice: Markel Brown has looked great and it's not going to be easy for Bogdanovic to get his minutes back. Brown will start and is worth a look in 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:07 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
      Yesterday, 3:15 pm
       
      Injured
    • Cleanthony Early is starting again on Sat
      The Knicks are starting Langston Galloway, Cleanthony Early, Tim Hardaway Jr., Lou Amundson and Andrea Bargnani on Saturday against the Raptors.

      Advice: Early played poorly on Friday and it'll likely be Shane Larkin picking up most of the playing time. Early is not worth owning in almost any league right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:00 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) out again on Sunday
      Nick Young (knee) will not play against the Thunder on Sunday.

      Advice: He is still dealing with swelling in his knee and the fact that the Lakers ruled him out a day before the game suggests he could miss Tuesday against the Hornets. Wayne Ellngton had a great second half on Friday while Jeremy Lin is finally starting to put some good games together, averaging 16.3 points, 2.0 boards, 4.3 assists and 0.8 treys in his last four. Young can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:36 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Bojan Bogdanovic now probable for Saturday
      Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's game against the Mavericks.

      Advice: Rookie Markel Brown has stepped up and played really well in Bogdanovic's absence, so we would be surprised if he reclaimed his starting spot. That being said, Bogdanovic was only averaging 7.8 points per game this season, so his value will be limited to deeper leagues even if he does end up starting again. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:36 am
    • Wes Johnson hopes to remain a Laker
      With free agency looming, Wes Johnson is hopeful that he will remain with the Lakers.

      Advice: "I want to definitely stay here," said Johnson. "I like coach [Byron] Scott and the whole coaching staff. I love it here. I definitely want to be a part of when they get back." Johnson has struggled to show any kind of consistency since entering the NBA, and that story hasn't changed in Los Angeles. Johnson has averages of 9.5 points, 3.8 boards, 1.7 assists and 1.2 3-pointers in 29.0 minutes per game this season, but his role varies on a nightly basis. Until Johnson can string together a few good performances, he belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:43 am
    • Ilyasova drops 17 and 12 onto the Lakers
      Ersan Ilyasova scored 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting (1-of-4 3PTs, 6-of-8 FTs) with 12 rebounds and one steal in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

      Advice: Ilyasova has been a top 70-100 value (9/8 cat) in his last four games, a sample that has more or less been his ceiling this season. Perhaps he's ready to turn over a new leaf, but realistically he can't be considered more than a flier pickup until he shows us a bit more. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:42 am
    • Casspi cold again on Friday vs. Spurs
      Omri Casspi managed just six points, four rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Casspi had a 17-rebound game on Saturday but hasn't been able to do squat since. This action can be watched from the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:20 am
    • Joffrey goes for nine and six with a block
      Joffrey Lauvergne started alongside J.J. Hickson in the Nuggets' 104-82 loss to the Jazz on Friday, scoring nine points on 3-of-8 shooting (1-of-3 from deep, 2-of-6 from the line) with six rebounds and one block in 26 minutes.

      Advice: Lauvergne has an interesting versatility for fantasy leagues but he might be a bit green for 12-14 team standard leagues, even as a flier pick. If the Nuggets commit to playing him and he can hit his free throws there could be some unique upside. J.J. Hickson added three points and five boards and why he's on the floor at all is anybody's guess. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:14 am
    • Hood posts versatile line off the bench
      Rodney Hood scored 14 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 5-of-8 shots (including three treys) with two rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 20 minutes.

      Advice: Hood has flashed a handful of versatile lines but otherwise been a 3-point shooter. If he can keep this up it'll go a long way toward establishing some fantasy value, because he's unlikely to get the volume to hold standard league value otherwise. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:50 am
    • Pondexter, Babbitt can't follow up
      Quincy Pondexter scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with three rebounds and one block in 33 minutes on Friday against the Heat.

      Advice: Pondexter scored 25 points the last time out and wasn't worth a pickup then and he's not worth a pickup now. Luke Babbitt (five points, one steal, one block, one three, 23 minutes) is in the same boat, and Dante Cunningham rounds out this rag tag crew with 10 points, 10 boards and one steal. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:41 am
    • Beasley scores seven points in debut
      Michael Beasley scored seven points in his season debut on Friday, and also chipped in with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Beasley will do more to generate Internet snark than he will in fantasy leagues this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:29 am
    • Smith blocks four shots, misses five threes
      Josh Smith nearly double-doubled with 10 points and nine rebounds to go with two assists and four blocks in 29 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Smoove was in the house with an 0-for-5 mark from long distance, but the Rockets don't care and they shouldn't care with him hitting 33.7 percent of his looks from deep. He was in a tiny slump and his value with the Rockets in the top 60-80 range is a better measuring stick. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:14 am
       
      Player Note
      Josh Smith Hou - SF,PF
      12:30 pm vs Cle
    • Wes Matthews hurts hand, doesn't need X-ray
      Wesley Matthews hurt his hand on Friday and said he doesn't need an X-ray.

      Advice: The injury occurred late in the game, so he didn't have to play through it. Matthews didn't play well tonight, making 2-of-13 from the field for eight points with six rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers. He should be ready to roll for the Kings on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:49 pm
    • Cleanthony Early returned to action on Friday February 27. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:24 pm
    • Turner posts a dud in win over Hornets
      Evan Turner managed just two points on 1-of-5 shooting with six rebounds and seven assists in 30 minutes on Friday.

      Advice: Turner didn't have a three, steal or block per usual, and he's the guy whose minutes are likely to take a hit with others excelling. Outside of strict points leagues he hasn't been worth much, and owners can find something better on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:33 pm
       
      Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      3:00 pm vs GS
    • Henderson holds on with solid night
      Gerald Henderson scored 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block on Friday.

      Advice: Henderson has been a borderline value in 12-team standard leagues for the last week or so and one has to wonder how his numbers will hold up with Mo Williams around. If you want to ride him while he's moderately productive go for it, but there's not enough upside to call him a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:46 pm
    • Cleanthony Early scores two in start
      Cleanthony Early scored two points in a start against the Pistons on Friday with two rebounds, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He only played 20 minutes and this was not an encouraging game for him. Early had high hopes at the first sign of Carmelo Anthony missing time back in 2014, but it's just not happening. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:45 pm
    • Nick Young officially out for Friday
      Nick Young (knee) will not play against the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: He was essentially ruled out on Thursday and he is likely going to miss games. Young is in the news most of the time for leading the league in shoekeepers and keeping his right arm tattoo-free strictly for buckets. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:01 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Joffrey Lauvergne starting against the Jazz
      Joffrey Lauvergne will start against the Jazz on Friday night.

      Advice: He'll join Ty Lawson, Gary Harris, Danilo Gallinari and J.J. Hickson. Lauvergne logged some big minutes on Wednesday and the Nuggets look like they'll be giving him big run. He's not a tremendous player for fantasy because he doesn't block a ton of shots, but he's certainly worth a look for anyone needing a big man. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:26 pm
    • Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) out Friday vs. HOU
      Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Rockets, and he is being considered doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Mavs.

      Advice: The Nets will go with the same starting lineup from Wednesday of Deron Williams, Markel Brown, Joe Johnson, Alan Anderson, and Miles Plumlee. Thaddeus Young will also have some more opportunity for playing time with Bogdanovic out of the lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:43 pm
    • Cleanthony Early starting for Friday
      Cleanthony Early will start on Friday against the Pistons.

      Advice: He's basically taking Jose Calderon (Achilles) spot with Langston Galloway sliding over to the point. Early has been a disaster this season, so fantasy owners can keep him on the wire in most leagues. We'll let you know how he fares tonight considering he has some upside. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:21 pm
    • Scott still doesn't expect Nick Young to play
      Coach Byron Scott said he does not expect Nick Young (knee) to play against the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: He is technically questionable, but there has been nothing to suggest he is going to play. With Young out, we'll see more of Jeremy Lin in the second unit with Wes Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson all expected to score more, too. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:32 am
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Michael Beasley to come off the bench Friday
      Michael Beasley will come off the bench for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Beasley is in an ideal situation to produce, playing for a Miami team that has been devastated by injuries. He knows head coach Erik Spoelstra's system, and he has limited competition for minutes with Udonis Haslem as the only healthy power forward on the roster. However, Beasley has failed to produce in ideal situations before, so owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach here. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:31 am
    • Gerald Green plays 16 minutes
      Gerald Green played 16 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with two points, one assist and one steal.

      Advice: He was the No. 2 guy off the bench and he only made 1-of-4 from the field. Green was more focused on defense tonight, but he still has a long way to go to getting back in the good graces of his coach. If you want to add someone like Kelly Olynyk for Green, go for it. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:28 am
    • Nick Young (knee) says he will not play Fri.
      Nick Young (knee) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and said that he will not play Friday vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: "I don’t think it’s serious," said Lakers coach Byron Scott of Young's knee injury. "But it’s serious enough that he might miss another game or two. I know it’s getting better and the swelling is going down." If Young does indeed sit out on Friday, Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson, and Jeremy Lin will all see some increased opportunity on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:40 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Michael Beasley will be active Friday vs. NO
      Michael Beasley will be active and available to play for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Beasley hasn't been able to produce enough statistically to be considered a viable option in standard leagues for the past three seasons, and while he will have some opportunity playing for a Miami team that has been devastated by injuries, he has a long history of failing to reach his potential. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach here. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:16 am
    • DeMar DeRozan shares Lowry's trash sentiments
      Using Kyle Lowry's recent comments as a jumping off point, DeMar DeRozan said his game is right in the trash next to Lowry's.

      Advice: DeRozan's recent play hasn't taken as big of a dip as Lowry's, but his averages of 17.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists over his last five games are all down from his season averages. While DeRozan doesn't provide much in terms of peripheral stats, he's still a solid top-75 fantasy player due to his ability to score in bunches. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:00 am
    • Michael Beasley to Miami Heat 3.0
      The Miami Heat have signed F Michael Beasley to a 10-day contract.

      Advice: While it's unlikely that Beasley will provide much fantasy value, this is a situation worth monitoring. He should be in shape as he's been playing in China and there are plenty of minutes available in the injury-depleted Heat frontcourt. There's a good chance that Beasley flames out in his third stint with the Heat, but owners in deep leagues may want to take a flier on the former No. 2 overall pick if they have an open roster spot. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:49 am
    • Wesley Matthews bounces back with 31
      Wesley Matthews, who missed all seven of his shots and scored four points on Sunday, got it back on Wednesday, hitting 11-of-18 shots and four 3-pointers for 31 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in a win over the Spurs.

      Advice: Yes! Arron Afflalo scored 10 points off the bench, and owners who were scared that Afflalo's presence would ruin Matthews should be feeling much better about things after this performance. And yes, he just went from a season low in scoring to a season high in back-to-back games, which is pretty hard for fantasy studs to do at this point in the season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:11 am
    • K. Leonard plays well, at least in fantasy
      Kawhi Leonard hit 5-of-13 shots for 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists, four steals, a block and a 3-pointer on Wednesday, but the Spurs lost their fourth straight game, this time to the Blazers.

      Advice: He was a team-high -13 +/- tonight, and had also been struggling for his fantasy owners, mainly due to poor shooting and some confidence issues. There wasn't much wrong with tonight's line, and you have to think he's on the verge of righting the ship soon. This was at least a step in the right direction. Tim Duncan added 20 points and eight boards in another Spurs loss, and they're just four games ahead of streaking New Orleans in the playoff chase. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:34 pm
    • Gerald Green finally gets run, scores 15
      Gerald Green played 21 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He was a DNP-CD on Monday because coach Jeff Hornacek called his number and Green had stepped away to go to the bathroom. He really only needs around 25 minutes per game to put up value in standard leagues, so he should be on your radar. However, it's going to be tough to add him until Hornacek rolls with a consistent rotation on the wing behind Brandon Knight and P.J. Tucker. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:36 pm
    • T.J. Warren plays 20 minutes vs. Denver
      T.J. Warren played 20 minutes off the bench against the Nuggets on Wednesday with 10 points and seven rebounds.

      Advice: He played the majority of his minutes at small forward tonight after logging just nine minutes on Monday. Warren was one of the stars in Las Vegas Summer League and had a couple bright spots in the D-League, but his upside isn't great. He's only an option in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:32 pm
    • Quincy Pondexter scores career-high 25
      Quincy Pondexter drew another start at small forward on Wednesday and hit 9-of-13 shots and four 3-pointers for a career-high 25 points to go along with five rebounds and two assists in a tough win over the Nets.

      Advice: One of his threes was a dagger for the win and he was simply feeling it tonight. He's worth a look as long as Ryan Anderson and Anthony Davis are out, and the Pelicans have somehow won three straight games to stay in the playoff hunt. QP had just five points in Saturday's start, but could make for a sneaky DFS play soon if Davis and Anderson continue to miss time, and Pondexter builds on the confidence he gained tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:06 pm
    • Joffrey Lauvergne scores 11 with nine boards
      Joffery Lauvergne stepped up against the Suns on Wednesday with 11 points, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.

      Advice: If you haven't heard of Lauvergne before tonight, you're not alone. He wasn't even in the league in the first half of the year and the Nuggets signed him on Feb. 19. However, there is a legit chance he logs close to 30 minutes with the Nuggets running out of frontcourt players. In the Eurocup this season, Lauvergne averaged 7.8 points, 4.5 boards and 0.6 blocks in 18.1 minutes. Believe it or not, he's worth a look if you need a big man in deeper leagues with Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) expected to miss multiple games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:53 pm
    • Ersan Ilyasova plays 23 minutes on Wed
      Ersan Ilyasova played 23 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday with 11 points, six rebounds, one assists and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: After playing 35 minutes on Monday, his value actually didn't fall off a cliff today. Coach Jason Kidd seems to be gaining confidence in Ilyasova, but he's missed a lot of games and has basically been in a slump for two seasons. Fantasy owners in FAAB leagues will need to have bulletproof wallets to pay up for Ghostface Ilya. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:49 pm
    • Evan Turner triple-doubles in win
      Evan Turner hit 5-of-9 shots for 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in 34 minutes in another start on Wednesday.

      Advice: Turner is never going to blow you away with his ability to shoot or score, and is hitting just 34 percent of his shots over his last five games, to go along with 10.2 points. But when you consider he's also averaging 7.6 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 1.4 steals over that stretch, owners have learned to live with the parts of his game that stink. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:24 pm
       
      Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      3:00 pm vs GS
    • Al-Farouq Aminu disappears in loss to Hawks
      Al-Farouq Aminu played 27 minutes off the bench Wednesday, but hit just 1-of-7 shots for two points and five rebounds.

      Advice: He's had a couple nice games recently, but owners who have rolled the dice on him have also had to suffer through three duds. It all equals out to 7.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks on 35 percent shooting over his last five games, which just isn't very helpful. And if he can't get it done with Dirk Nowitzki struggling, and Rajon Rondo, Tyson Chandler and Amare Stoudemire in street clothes, the future doesn't look to promising for his consistency. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:57 pm
    • Henry Walker hits 3-of-13 shots in 33 minutes
      Henry Walker came off the bench and played 33 minutes in Wednesday's overtime win, but hit just 3-of-13 shots and 2-of-11 3-pointers for 10 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: The minutes were there, but his shot wasn't. If the Heat are going to keep giving him minutes, and it looks like they plan to, he's probably worth a flier in deep leagues. He played 21 minutes and scored 11 in his Heat debut on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:30 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) will not play vs. the Jazz
      Nick Young (knee) will not play vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is coming off a 19-point performance vs. the Celtics on Sunday, so it's a shame that he is going to have to sit this one out. The good news is that an MRI taken on his knee came back negative, but head coach Byron Scott said that Young was still dealing with some swelling. Consider Young day-to-day for now, and expect Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson and Jeremy Lin to all see increased opportunities with Young on the shelf. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:36 am
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Cleanthony Early dealing with an ankle sprain
      Cleanthony Early is dealing with a new ankle sprain, leaving his status uncertain for Wednesday's game vs. Boston.

      Advice: Lance Thomas (groin) will not play on Wednesday night, meaning players such as Travis Wear, Quincy Acy and Tim Hardaway Jr. could be in the mix for big minutes vs. the Celtics. Early isn't a reliable option in deeper leagues even when he is healthy, so owners cans safely leave him on the wire. Check back closer to tip-off for the latest updates. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:36 am
    • DeMar DeRozan, Lowry shoot combined 11-of-36
      DeMar DeRozan scored 18 points on 7-of-21 shooting in Tuesday's road loss, while backcourt partner Kyle Lowry scored 11 points on 4-of-15 shooting.

      Advice: DeRozan's fantasy value has tumbled thanks to career-low 39.6 percent shooting this season, and he's been slow to regain his All-Star form since returning from a groin injury in mid-January. He's still a steady top-75 producer in most formats, however, and an uptick in his offensive numbers would vault him into the early rounds. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:41 pm
    • Al-Farouq Aminu grabs 12 boards w/ two blocks
      Al-Farouq Aminu tied his season-high with 12 rebounds in 28 minutes vs. Toronto on Tuesday, adding one steal, two blocks, and nine points on 4-of-9 shooting.

      Advice: Aminu has always had intriguing per-minute stats and that's never been more obvious than this season with Dallas. On a per-36-minute basis he's posting 11.6 points, 1.0 threes, 8.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.9 blocks. Those are solid stats by any measure and he's worth deploying now that he's settled into a 25-minute role off Rick Carlisle's bench. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:37 pm
    • Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) out Wednesday vs. NO
      Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) did not practice on Tuesday, and he has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Markel Brown will have another opportunity to start with Bogdanovic sidelined, and he'll be worth a look as a spot-start in daily leagues after putting up 10 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks during his last outing. Thaddeus Young and Alan Anderson will also have more opportunity for playing time with Bogdonavic out. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:18 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) doesn't practice Tuesday
      Nick Young (knee) did not participate during Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: An MRI taken on Young's knee came back negative, but with him sitting out of Tuesday's practice, he looks to be on the doubtful side of questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Utah. If he's unable to go, there will be more minutes for guys like Jeremy Lin, Wes Johnson, and Wayne Ellington. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:55 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Gerald Green a healthy scratch on Monday
      Gerald Green was a healthy scratch against the Celtics on Monday.

      Advice: Green was set to come off the bench against his former team on Monday, but ended up not seeing the court during the Suns' loss. While Green had played in all but one game this season, it looks like he's in danger to losing his spot in the Suns' rotation to Archie Goodwin and can be dropped in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:20 am
    • Turner holding onto his role with IT in town
      Evan Turner logged 32 minutes on Monday against the Suns, scoring 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, four assists and one steal.

      Advice: By now you know the story with Turner, whose value is depressed in standard leagues due to poor efficiency and bad peripherals. So far the arrival of Isaiah Thomas hasn't hit him yet, but Turner didn't look all that great tonight and there's really no need for him to facilitate the offense with Thomas around. He's really only worth owning in points leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:41 pm
       
      Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      3:00 pm vs GS
    • James Johnson scores 15 points vs. Pelicans
      James Johnson kept things rolling along with 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting, five rebounds, one block and one triple over 35 minutes in another start on Monday against the Pelicans.

      Advice: Johnson has been producing at a mid-round level for a couple of weeks now and it's possible the Raptors have realized he needs to play more. Minutes have been his only problem this season but for now he should be owned in most standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:05 pm
    • Josh Smith plays well against the Wolves
      Josh Smith played well against the Wolves on Monday with 17 points, four rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: The Rockets tightened up their frontcourt rotation, so there were minutes for Smith, Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas. Smith has played very well over his last five, averaging 16.2 points, 6.4 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.8 treys on 50.0 percent from the field. He is a bit of a sell-high player, though. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:37 pm
       
      Player Note
      Josh Smith Hou - SF,PF
      12:30 pm vs Cle
    • Andrew Wiggins scores 30 on 20th birthday
      Andrew Wiggins was tremendous against the Rockets during a 113-102 loss on Monday, scoring 30 points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

      Advice: He set the NBA record for most points scored on a player's 20th birthday, breaking Michael Beasley's previous record of 23. Wiggins is coming out of his slump, averaging 17.8 points, 5.3 boards, 2.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.7 turnovers on 50.6 percent from the field in his last six. He seems like a lock for Rookie of the Year and is a must-start player again. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:21 pm
    • Ilyasova with 15 & 11 and a full stat line
      Ersan Ilyasova started in Monday's loss to the Bulls, scoring 15 points on 6-of-16 shooting with 11 rebounds, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: This is a patented Ilyasova explosion and the operative question is always whether or not he can do it again. He is the definition of a risk-reward pickup. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:06 pm
    • Henry Walker scores 11 points
      Henry Walker made his season debut on Monday with 11 points, one rebound and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

      Advice: It was his first game since 2012 and he looked pretty good out there. Walker had a sweet dunk driving down the lane and hit a couple treys in the first quarter. He's only on a 10-day deal, but he could get another 10-day based on tonight. He's not worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:06 pm
    • MRI negative on Nick Young (left knee)
      The MRI on Nick Young's left knee came back negative and he is listed as questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has some swelling in his knee for the second time in 2015. Young didn't need to miss any games the last time his knee swelled up on him, so this is just a day-to-day issue. If he doesn't play, his minutes will be distributed to about four other players. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:35 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Ersan Ilyasova to start, Jared Dudley benched
      Ersan Ilyasova will start at power forward against the Bulls on Monday and Jared Dudley will come off the bench.

      Advice: Chances are this is a matchup-based move for the Bucks. Ilyasova has not played more more than 18 minutes in any game this month and averaged only 5.2 points, 1.8 boards and 0.2 blocks in that span. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:39 pm
    • Gerald Green coming off the bench on Monday
      Gerald Green will come off the bench against the Celtics on Monday.

      Advice: He played just 11 minutes on Saturday and there is no word of an injury. Green has played poorly in February, averaging 7.0 points, 1.7 boards, 1.9 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.9 treys on 39.6 percent from the field. He has a greater opportunity now, but he's too risky to start in fantasy leagues right now with the Suns getting a look at Archie Goodwin these days. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:42 pm
    • Nick Young doesn't practice, may have MRI
      Nick Young (swollen left knee) did not practice on Monday and may have an MRI following a doctor visit.

      Advice: His knee swelled up on him Monday morning after playing well on Sunday. Young did have a right knee soreness back in January, so this could be some sort of an aggravation. Should Swaggy miss time, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin, Ryan Kelly and Wes Johnson will step up. Johnson and Lin are probably the best players to speculatively grab depending on what you need. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:10 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Bojan Bogdanovic will not play Monday night
      Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) will not play on Monday against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Rookie Markel Brown will draw the start in his place. BB was deemed doubtful coming in, so exactly nobody should be surprised. Thaddeus Young and Alan Anderson should be the main beneficiaries of Bogdanovic's absence despite Brown getting the starting nod. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:43 am
    • Kawhi Leonard fighting through shooting slump
      Kawhi Leonard admitted that he's currently fighting through a shooting slump.

      Advice: "You definitely got to fight through it," he said. "I still have confidence in my shot. I never think I'm going to miss the next one." Before the Feb. 20 game against the Warriors, Leonard was in a 12-of-52 slide, including 1-of-11 against the Clippers. Gregg Popovich admitted Leonard has had a "rough year," in which he's dealt with both eye infections and a torn ligament in his hand. His efficiency is down as he's shooting just 43.8 percent from the field, and while some of that can be attributed to a larger role, it would be foolish to ignore the injury factors. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:40 am
    • Heat could add another big man to the roster
      The Heat could sign another player to fill its 15th roster spot, and the candidates include Thomas Robinson, Andray Blatche and Michael Beasley.

      Advice: Miami is 'discussing' what to do with the roster spot, and although the team could wind up doing nothing, it sounds like they might want to bring in some more help with how thin their frontcourt is. Despite recently getting permission to work out at AmericanAirlines Arena, we don't see a Beasley reunion in the cards for the Heat. Of the three names mentioned, Blatche, who has played this season in China, would seemingly be the best fit. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:16 am
    • Nick Young scores 19 point off Lakers' bench
      Nick Young scored 19 points vs. Boston on Sunday, making 5-of-9 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs with three 3-pointers in his highest-scoring game since Jan. 19.

      Advice: Young added one rebound, one assist, one steal and a rare block during 26 minutes off L.A.'s bench, and his lackluster supporting stats are a big reason why he can't be relied upon in typical fantasy leagues. He was reportedly 15 minutes late to practice but the Lakers haven't confirmed it and he shouldn't face any punishment for Wednesday's game in Utah. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 10:27 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Evan Turner hands out season-high 12 assists
      Evan Turner finished Sunday's OT defeat with 12 points on 5-of-19 shooting, six rebounds and a season-high 12 assists.

      Advice: He added two steals while turning the ball over four times in 36 minutes of action. Fantasy owners should view this line skeptically for numerous reasons -- he did this against the Lakers' lackluster defense, Isaiah Thomas was ejected during his Celts' debut off the bench, and Turner is now a combined 23-of-90 from the field over his past nine games (25.6 percent). Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 10:22 pm
       
      Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      3:00 pm vs GS
    • Wesley Johnson scores 22 points off LAK bench
      Wesley Johnson scored 22 points in Sunday's overtime win vs. the visiting Celtics, making 9-of-11 field goals with two 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: Johnson's 33 minutes were the most of any Lakers player during tonight's overtime victory. Lakers coach Byron Scott has been maddeningly inconsistent with his rotations this season, and Johnson is only worth a stash in deeper leagues in case he lands a steady 30-minute role over the final eight weeks of the regular season. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 10:03 pm
    • Wesley Matthews shoots 0-of-7 in loss to MEM
      Wesley Matthews struggled vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday, shooting 0-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the FT line to finish with four points in Portland's home loss.

      Advice: Matthews is shooting 45.4 percent overall this season, which is impressive considering far more than half of his attempts come from downtown. He's averaging 16.3 points with career-highs in triples (3.0) and rebounds (3.6), and remains a steady top-60 option despite occasional duds like Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:16 pm
    • Wesley Matthews makes 0-of-7 FGs vs. Memphis
      Wesley Matthews struggled vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday, shooting 0-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the FT line to finish with four points in Portland's home loss.

      Advice: Matthews is shooting 45.4 percent overall this season, which is impressive considering far more than half of his attempts come from downtown. He's averaging 16.3 points with career-highs in triples (3.0) and rebounds (3.6), and remains a steady top-60 option despite occasional duds like Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 8:52 pm
    • Gerald Henderson (wrist) held to four points
      Gerald Henderson played through a sore left wrist on Sunday vs. the Mavericks, finishing with only four points, three boards, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

      Advice: This is not the same wrist that Henderson had surgery on in May and it doesn't appear that he is danger of missing any action. He doesn't contribute much beyond the occasional scoring outburst and owners in standard leagues can almost certainly do better, especially now that Mo Williams has joined the Hornets' backcourt rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 8:37 pm
    • Joffrey Lauvergne impressive in Nuggets debut
      Nuggets rookie Joffrey Lauvergne made his NBA debut on Sunday, coming off the bench for eight points, three rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes, while making 3-of-6 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs.

      Advice: It was an impressive performance from Lauvergne, an intriguing prospect who could benefit from Brian Shaw's chaotic rotations and the likely emphasis on player development down the stretch. Deep-league owners should consider stashing Lauvergne, but everyone else can watch his progress from a safe distance. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:56 pm
    • Gerald Henderson (wrist) will play Sunday
      Gerald Henderson is dealing with a sore wrist but he is planning to play against the Mavericks on Sunday.

      Advice: The Hornets would be forced to give more minutes to mercurial guard Lance Stephenson if Henderson ever has to miss any action, but it looks like they dodged a bullet here. Barring a late setback, Henderson should be ready to roll against the Mavericks. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:22 pm
    • Khris Middleton & Giannis score 19 pts each
      The Bucks fell at home on Sunday, 86-97, despite getting 19 points from both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.

      Advice: Middleton made 6-of-12 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs with one 3-pointer, four boards and five assists, and he's emerged as an elite fantasy option over the past month. In his last dozen games he's averaging a stellar 16.2 points (54.2 percent FGs, 91.3 percent FTs), 1.6 threes, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.1 steals. He does a little bit of everything, so the arrival of Michael Carter-Williams shouldn't throw him off, and his lucky owners can sit back and enjoy the production. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:07 pm
    • Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) doubtful for Monday
      Bojan Bogdanovic sprained his left ankle during Sunday's practice, and he is being listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: If Bogdanovic is unable to go on Monday there will be more minutes for Alan Anderson, Sergey Karasev, and Thaddeus Young. Young only got 12 minutes of action during his first game with Brooklyn, but perhaps with a full practice under his belt, head coach Lionel Hollins gives him some more minutes. Young and Anderson will likely be the primary beneficiaries of a Bogdanovic absence. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 1:03 pm
    • Ersan Ilyasova (illness) available for Sunday
      Ersan Ilyasova (illness) will be available off the bench for Sunday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: The opportunity is certainly there for Ilyasova to produce with his only competition for playing time going by the names of John Henson and Johnny O'Bryant, however his propensity to find himself on the sidelines due to various injuries really hurts his upside. He's averaging just 8.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game this season, so it would probably be best to use a wait-and-see approach here. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 11:37 am
    • Ersan Ilyasova (illness) is available Sunday
      Ersan Ilyasova (illness) is available to play against the Hawks on Sunday according to head coach Jason Kidd.

      Advice: Ersan was able to practice on Saturday, but he has simply been too inconsistent to use outside of deeper leagues. With season averages of 8.8 points and 3.5 boards in just 17.5 minutes per game, so it's probably best to leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 10:56 am
    • Tony Allen (ankle, hamstring) probable Sunday
      Tony Allen (ankle, hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game vs. the Blazers.

      Advice: Jeff Green and Courtney Lee has dampened Allen's value, but he still can be viewed as a steals specialist in deeper leagues. Allen is one of the tougher guys in the league, so expect him to be ready to go on Sunday night. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:58 am
    • Cleanthony Early benched on Sunday vs. Cavs
      Cleanthony Early will shift to the bench for Sunday's game vs. the Cavaliers with Lance Thomas set to replace him.

      Advice: In his first career start at small forward on Friday, Early scored just two points on 1-of-7 shooting so clearly the rookie still has a long way to go in his development. Early is more of a stash in deeper leagues in case he ever turns things around, while Thomas' game doesn't translate to fantasy very well. Owners in standard leagues shouldn't even concern themselves with this situation. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 8:34 am
    • Josh Smith cooling off these day
      Josh Smith played 21 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday with eight points, five rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: His minutes dropped to 26 on Friday and a lot of it has to do with Terrence Jones becoming the best Rocket big man this weekend. Smith was way too good for about three weeks to make a hasty judgment, but we probably can rule him out as a top-50 guy in standard leagues due to awful shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 10:18 pm
       
      Player Note
      Josh Smith Hou - SF,PF
      12:30 pm vs Cle
    • Omri Casspi scores 11 points with 17 boards
      Omri Casspi grabbed a career-high 17 boards in Saturday's blowout loss to the Clippers, adding 11 points, one assist and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

      Advice: After scoring seven points with 12 rebounds, six assists and one steal in 31 minutes on Friday, Casspi kept his momentum going tonight and it certainly looks like head coach George Karl is going to give him a sizable role in the rotation. With the Kings still searching for answers, Casspi is worth a speculative add in most leagues to see if he can keep it up. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 9:56 pm
    • James Johnson goes bonkers in loss
      James Johnson was the lone bright spot against the Rockets on Saturday, making 10-of-16 from the field for 27 points with five rebounds, four steals and four blocks in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Unless coach Dwane Casey has something against NBA players with black belts, he is running out of excuses to play Johnson. Clearly, Lou Williams not playing tonight was a factor and the matchup was right for Johnson tonight. He has such a ridiculous upside with the Raptors this season due to his 61.4 percent from the field, so it's extremely tough to leave him on the wire. Plus, Terrence Ross can't get out of his own way. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 9:25 pm
    • Gerald Green plays 11 minutes on Saturday
      Gerald Green played 11 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday with 10 points, one rebound, three assists and two 3-pointers during a 112-107 loss.

      Advice: He hasn't looked great whatsoever. Green made just 5-of-14 from the field on Friday and he may have found himself in the doghouse. Still, the Suns probably aren't going to play Archie Goodwin this much, but the bad news is that Marcus Morris and P.J. Tucker had most of the run at small forward. In fact, all of Green's minutes only came with the starters tonight, which is a bad sign. Unless it's to add a hot free agent, Green is worth holding. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 8:21 pm
    • Quincy Pondexter scores five in a start
      Quincy Pondexter played 27 minutes in a start against the Heat on Saturday with five points, three assists and one rebound.

      Advice: He might stick in the starting lineup, but Pondexter has some boring averages. In his last five, he averaged 7.2 points, 1.2 boards, 1.2 assists and 0.8 blocks. No thanks. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:46 pm
    • Gerald Henderson has a bad game
      Gerald Henderson made 2-of-10 from the field for six points with six rebounds and seven assists in 33 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

      Advice: He did have a lot of good looks, but they just weren't falling. Henderson has made just 28.6 percent from the field in his last four and has seen his fantasy appeal fall off even in points leagues and DFS -- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist returning doesn't help. Owners in standard leagues should almost never think about adding Henderson. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 6:43 pm
    • Quincy Pondexter starting vs. Heat Saturday
      Quincy Pondexter is starting in place of Dante Cunningham for Saturday's game vs. the Heat.

      Advice: Cunningham has been very disappointing in recent weeks, so the move makes sense. Pondexter has season averages of just 5.6 points, 2.4 boards and 1.0 assist in 20.7 minutes per game, so he's only worth a look in deeper leagues for now. Check back after the game to see how he fares against the Heat. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 4:45 pm
    • Gerald Green starting again on Saturday
      Gerald Green will remain in the starting lineup for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek has decided to bring Brandon Knight off the bench for his debut, but we doubt that this will be a permanent move. Green played 30 minutes in a start on Friday, scoring 12 points with six assists, but he's been too inconsistent to rely upon in standard leagues. The Suns also added Marcus Thornton at the trade deadline, so owners will want to see how the Suns' rotation shapes up in the coming days. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 3:41 pm
    • Ersan Ilyasova practices, available Sunday
      Ersan Ilyasova (illness) practiced on Saturday and will be available to play on Sunday.

      Advice: Saying Ersan is "available to play" right now could change and we should still consider him questionable to play based on his track record to miss games this season. He hasn't played more than 24 minutes in a game since the start of December and the 6'10 forward has just eight blocks on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:31 pm
    • Young (ankle) returns to action on Friday
      Nick Young (ankle) returned to action on Friday, scoring just five points on 2-of-9 shooting (including a three) to go with three rebounds in 25 minutes.

      Advice: The swag just isn't there for Young, even if we should probably cut him some slack in his first game back. And with the way the Lakers' rotation is looking these days, this is a situation that most owners can pass on in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 2:01 am
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Johnson a DNP-CD on Friday
      Wesley Johnson did not play on Friday due to coach's decision.

      Advice: Johnson's value gets crushed by the fact he can get benched out of nowhere like this. If he can somehow mitigate that risk, we'll let you know. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:56 am
    • Bojan scores 18 points with two threes
      Bojan Bogdanovic scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes on Friday against the Lakers.

      Advice: Bogdanovic is coming off a scoreless outing and given the opponent and absence of Jarrett Jack there are a number of reasons to be skeptical here. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:36 am
    • Casspi posts solid line in 31 bench minutes
      Omri Casspi scored seven points on 2-of-9 shooting (including a three) with 12 rebounds, six assists and one steal in 31 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Celtics.

      Advice: Casspi has had a nice season when he's been on the floor and though it's early to say this with any certainty, but George Karl doesn't seem like the type that's going to overlook that like the Kings have for much of the year. It's hard to call him a strong add right now, but one more solid outing and there will be some speculative appeal. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:19 am
    • Turner posts inefficient popcorn line
      Evan Turner hit just 3-of-14 shots in Friday's loss, finishing with seven points, five rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one 3-pointer and five turnovers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: Turner's already suspect value in standard leagues is going to take a sizable hit when Isaiah Thomas joins the team. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:56 am
       
      Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      3:00 pm vs GS
    • Kawhi Leonard plays just 19 minutes vs. GSW
      Kawhi Leonard played just 19 minutes against the Warriors on Friday with 12 points, six rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer on 5-of-7 from the field.

      Advice: There's something up with shot selection these days. Leonard didn't take any shots from within eight feet tonight and missing jumper after jumper has been a problem lately, which resulted in a comment from his coach during the game tonight. "Last night he was doing an impression of Kyle Korver. That's not who he is," coach Gregg Popovich said. Leonard is too good and Pop is too smart for this to continue. His owners can just sit tight and wait for the monster lines to come. If you don't own him, try to see if his owner is worried. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:51 am
    • Hood (foot) gets back on the floor on Friday
      Rodney Hood (foot) got back on the floor on Friday, logging 10 minutes with six points and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: In context this is a solid return for him but there's not a lot of upside given his deficient stat-set for standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:33 am
    • Aminu sets season-highs with 17 and 12
      Al-Farouq Aminu set season-highs in scoring (17) and rebounding (12) on Friday, and also added a block and 3-pointer in 30 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Aminu has been a top 50-60 asset over the last 15 games and that was good enough to be owned across the board before Chandler Parsons' ankle injury. Parsons will have an MRI on Saturday and it's not necessarily serious, but any time off would only boost Aminu's already rising stock. The concerns over Aminu's checkered past in fantasy leagues are fizzling with every solid night. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:07 am
    • Wiggins scores 20 points in win over Suns
      Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points in the Wolves' 111-109 win over the Suns on Friday, hitting 9-of-15 shots with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 37 minutes.

      Advice: Wiggins is going to fully break out at some point and there's a limited window to buy him low before that happens. That he's bringing this type of output with Kevin Martin and Nikola Pekovic around speaks to his ability to stay in lineups in the meantime. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 11:00 pm
    • Green hits 5-of-14 shots in start vs. Minny
      Gerald Green scored 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with one rebound, six assists and one steal over 30 minutes in a start on Friday.

      Advice: It's unclear if the Suns will start their two point guards in Eric Bledsoe (12 points, seven boards, six assists) and Brandon Knight (DNP), but they'll surely stagger their minutes and Green will fit in around that. His main competition for minutes will come from newly acquired Marcus Thornton, and his situation has improved since Deadline Day making him worth a very hard look in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:33 pm
    • Cleanthony Early plays like a second-rounder
      Cleanthony Early made his first start at small forward in his career on Friday against the Heat, playing 23 minutes for two points, one rebound, one assist and one steal on 1-of-7 from the field.

      Advice: Starting isn't his thing, apparently. In his only start at shooting guard, Early only scored six points on 2-of-9 from the field. He's made just 20 percent from the field in the last month and there are no other stats to suggest anything is coming. However, coach Derek Fisher sounds like he's going to play him. Just keep an eye on him in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:18 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
       
      Injured
    • Johnson steals two, blocks two vs. Hawks
      James Johnson scored seven points on 3-of-4 shooting with four rebounds, two steals and two blocks over 19 minutes in Friday's road win over the Hawks.

      Advice: This is a James Johnson line if we've seen one, though he didn't knock in a lonely three. Minutes are a problem but production is not right now, so go ahead and ride him while he's hot. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:09 pm
    • DeRozan goes for 21 and eight with a trey
      DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, one assist and three steals in Friday's win.

      Advice: DeRozan has had a disappointing season and a small buy low window might still be open. He has mid-round potential. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:04 pm
    • Ersan Ilyasova out on Friday night
      Ersan Ilyasova (illness) will not play against the Nuggets on Friday.

      Advice: Hopefully, he's OK, but Ilyasova just can't stay on the court for whatever reason. He can be left on the wire. Expect to see more Jared Dudley and maybe even Johnny O'Bryant or Miles PLumlee. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 5:00 pm
    • Rodney Hood (foot) will play Friday vs. POR
      Rodney Hood (foot) will suit up for Friday's game against Portland, but he will be on a minutes restriction.

      Advice: With averages of just 4.4 points and 0.7 three-pointers per game as a reserve, Hood can't be viewed as a viable asset in most leagues. He may be worth a look in deep leagues as a 3-point specialist when he returns to the starting lineup, but for now, it's safe to leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 4:32 pm
    • James Johnson starting again on Friday
      James Johnson will start against the Hawks on Friday.

      Advice: It'll be his third start in a row. Johnson is capable of putting up huge numbers, but he is not a lock for 20 minutes right now. Although, he could be a nice matchup tonight and may guard Paul Millsap as the game goes on. Keep an eye on him. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 3:16 pm
    • Late on Early: Cleanthony Early starting
      Cleanthony Early will start at small forward on Friday against the Heat.

      Advice: He'll join Jose Calderon, Langston Galloway, Jason Smith and Lou Amundson. Coach Derek Fisher said the hopes of starting Early will help him relax, so it sounds like it'll stick. Considering the struggles of Galloway and Tim Hardaway Jr., we might get a decent look at Early for a while. He's capable of putting up steals and treys, so owners in deeper leagues will want to watch him tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 2:56 pm
    • Gerald Green set to start at SG on Friday
      Gerald Green will start at shooting guard for Friday's game against the Wolves.

      Advice: With Brandon Knight unavailable for this one, Eric Bledsoe will slide over to the point guard spot, freeing up Green to log heavy minutes at the two-spot. He'll draw a favorable matchup tonight against Minnesota, but his value in general is due for an increase with the departure of Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas. If he's still available in your league, grab him, and consider using him as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. It's worth a mention Green has a 31.0 usage rate while he played next to Bledsoe with Dragic and Thomas off the floor this season. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 12:53 pm
    • Henry Walker not available for Heat Friday
      Henry Walker (formerly known as Bill Walker) will not play for the Heat on Friday.

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

      Advice: Miami currently has two open roster spots following Thursday's trade that netted them the Dragic brothers, however, Walker has been out of the NBA since the 2011-12 season, and he's extremely unlikely to offer any fantasy value to any teams. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 7:17 am
    • Kawhi Leonard stuck in a shooting slump
      Kawhi Leonard made just 1-of-11 from the field for four points with six rebounds, six assists and one steal in 27 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

      Advice: He is struggling on the offensive end right now and this was one of his worst games in a long time. In his last four games, Leonard made just 12-of-52 (23.1 percent from the field. The vast majority of his misses were jump shots tonight, which was the story in his previous three because he missed 20 of his 23 jumpers in that span. Leonard will likely get back to being more of a close-range guy and he's still filling the stat sheet in other areas, so try to buy low if you can. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 10:49 pm
    • Al-Farouq Aminu set for a dip
      Al-Farouq Aminu played 17 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday, scoring six points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: His minutes are going to head south even more once Amare Stoudemire is ready to go. The Mavericks were using him at power forward quite a bit because they really had such lack of depth at the four and five. If you have him in a deep league, you probably can add someone else who gained value today. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 7:54 pm
    • Rodney Hood probable, will have mins. cap
      Rodney Hood (foot) is probable for Friday against the Blazers and will be on a minutes restriction.

      Advice: The Jazz have made it clear they don't want to rush Hood back because he has at least three foot injuries this season. He does have talent and is a great fit as a floor-spacing shooter, so he's someone to watch in deeper leagues. Almost all fantasy owners can be reactive on Hood and wait for him to turn in a good game. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 6:44 pm
    • Nuggets officially sign Joffrey Lauvergne
      Nuggets sign PF/C Joffrey Lauvergne.

      Advice: It's believed to be a three-year deal and Lauvergne could get some playing time down the stretch, especially with JaVale McGee no longer in Denver. He's an intriguing prospect with good shooting range, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect value from him as a rookie. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 12:50 pm
    • Rodney Hood expects to play on Friday
      Rodney Hood (foot) said he expects to play against the Trail Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: The Jazz will likely ease Hood back into action as he's been sidelined since Jan. 18 with inflammation in his left foot. He'll likely end up back in the Jazz' starting rotation, but fantasy owners in standard leagues should take a wait-and-see approach before scooping Hood off the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 9:52 am
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