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    • Wilson Chandler back as starter for Nuggets
      Wilson Chandler started alongside Danilo Gallinari and Kenneth Faried on Sunday, posting 14 points, two 3-pointers and eight rebounds in 34 minutes while shooting 6-of-10 from the field.

      Advice: Denver lost 19 of their previous 21 games and coach Brian Shaw is grasping at straws. He switched three starting positions tonight and might do the same vs. the Bucks on Tuesday, so at the moment it's hard to rely on Chandler in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      57 minutes ago
    • Pelicans win behind Tyreke Evans' 22 points
      The Nuggets couldn't keep Tyreke Evans out of the paint on Sunday and he finished with 22 points (7-of-14 FGs, 8-of-11 FTs), seven rebounds and seven assists in the Pelicans' road win.

      Advice: Evans turned the ball over five times with one steal to his credit, but his relentless attack kept Denver's defense on its heels all night -- in addition to drawing copious fouls, all but two of Evans' shots came within five feet of the hoop. He'll continue to be the engine of the offense as long as Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday out of commission. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:04 pm
    • Randy Foye starts, scores 19 pts with five 3s
      Randy Foye made his first start of the season on Sunday, finishing with 19 points, five 3-pointers and two steals as the Nuggets lost their sixth consecutive game.

      Advice: Foye is shooting 30.5 percent from the field this season and his lack of supporting stats makes him primarily a 3-point specialist. To wit, he finished tonight's game without any rebounds, assists or blocks in 30 minutes. He's worth a speculative add in most leagues, however, in the hopes that he can hold down a big offensive role as a starter ahead of Gary Harris. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:01 pm
    • Will Barton scores 16 points w/ 10 rebounds
      Will Barton came off Denver's bench for 16 points and a season-high 10 rebounds in Sunday's home loss, adding two steals without any turnovers in 27 minutes.

      Advice: The Nuggets are going nowhere this season but at least Barton is proving to be a solid acquisition, averaging 18.8 points, 1.3 triples, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in his last four games. How long he can keep it up is anyone's guess, but he's earning his minutes and makes for a nice speculative addition in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:51 pm
    • Goran Dragic (back) questionable for Monday
      According to head coach Erik Spoelstra, Goran Dragic is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Suns after he dealt with back spasms during Saturday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: "He got hit in the back and that's why he was in the locker room," Spoelstra said. "He probably shouldn't have played in the second half. He just played through it. I kept on asking him if he was OK and he said he was... He gutted it out." Dragic will likely do everything in his power to be ready in time to face his former team, and we should be able to provide another update after the Heat's shootaround on Monday morning. If Dragic can't play, Mario Chalmers will be the primary beneficiary, while Shabazz Napier would likely see an uptick in minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:37 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dion Waiters struggles for short-handed OKC
      Dion Waiters couldn't capitalize on the Thunder's injuries, finishing Sunday's road win with nine points on 4-of-13 shooting in 28 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: He added three boards and three assists but missed all of his 3-point attempts, and sluggish offensive is dooming him to fantasy irrelevance. Waiters is shooting 35.7 percent over the past five games and history suggests he won't improve much in the season's final weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:13 pm
    • George Hill cruises in win vs. hapless Sixers
      George Hill carved up the Sixers' defense on Sunday, finishing a 94-74 home victory with 17 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals.

      Advice: He shot 8-of-16 with one 3-pointer and did his damage in just 32 minutes of action. The fact that he was matchup up against Ish Smith and Isaiah Canaan certainly helped, but Hill has found his groove after an injury-plagued start to the year and he's regained must-start fantasy status. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:56 pm
    • C.J. Miles starts second half vs Philadelphia
      C.J. Miles started the second half of Sunday's game but finished with only seven points on 2-of-10 shooting, including a 1-of-5 mark from deep.

      Advice: Miles added a pair of rebounds, assists and steals in 29 minutes of action as the Pacers cruised to a win vs. the 76ers. Damjan Rudez shifted to the bench and Miles could very well keep the starting job, and his prolific 3-point shooting makes him a guy to own in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:53 pm
       
      W, 94-74 * vs Phi
    • Ben McLemore jams finger, says he is fine
      Ben McLemore suffered a jammed finger against the Blazers on Sunday, finishing with 12 points, two boards, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

      Advice: While he was wearing a sleeve on his finger in the locker room, he said he is going to be fine and we would be surprised if he was forced to miss any action. McLemore has now scored in double digits in eight of his last ten games, and while he is certainly not a must-own player, he is worth a look for owners in need of 3-pointers and scoring. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:41 pm
    • Arron Afflalo scores three points vs. Kings
      Arron Afflalo scored just three points in 27 minutes vs. the Kings on Sunday, adding two boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He is averaging just 7.8 points, 1.8 boards, 1.0 assist and 1.2 3-pointers off the bench with his new team, and it's obvious that he vanished form the standard league radar as soon as he was traded from the Nuggets. Outside of deeper leagues, it's safe to cut Afllalo. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:01 pm
    • Nicolas Batum struggles again on Sunday
      Nicolas Batum shot just 1-of-6 from the field and 0-of-4 from deep on Sunday vs. the Kings, finishing with just two points, five assists, four boards and one steal in 31 minutes.

      Advice: This was a pretty brutal game for Batum, but he has been much better since the All-Star break, averaging 10.2 points, 5.4 boards, 5.0 assists, 0.8 blocks, 1.4 steals and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games. Batum's owners may never forgive him after his horrific start to the season, but at least he is starting to turn things around. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:55 pm
    • Stephen Curry's 37 help erase 26-pt deficit
      Stephen Curry scored a game-high 37 points to help the Warriors erase a 26-point deficit and steal a win in Boston on Sunday, tying the largest comeback in the NBA this season.

      Advice: He went 14-of-22 from the field with five 3-pointers, and offset his five turnovers with four rebounds, five assists and one steal. He's been flirting with No. 1 fantasy status all season thanks to ridiculous games like this, and tonight's victory improved the Warriors' league-best record to 46-11. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:32 pm
    • Robert Covington (elbow) will not return Sun.
      Robert Covington suffered a right elbow contusion during Sunday's game vs. the Pacers and he will not return.

      Advice: Luckily, the injury doesn't sound serious and we will consider Covington questionable to play against the Raptors on Monday. If Covington is forced to miss any additional time, more minutes will be available for players such as Hollis Thompson and Jerami Grant. Covington finished Sunday's game with 12 points, three boards and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:53 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 94-74 @ Ind
    • C.J. Miles starts the 2nd half vs. the 76ers
      C.J. Miles is starting the second half against the 76ers in place of Damjan Rudez.

      Advice: Miles' foot has reportedly been an issue for a while now which is probably why he didn't start the game in the first place, but he is moving around the court fine and he doesn't appear to limited at all. We will let you know how he holds up after the game, but his owners shouldn't be concerned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:34 pm
       
      W, 94-74 * vs Phi
    • Matthew Dellavedova fills in again for Kyrie
      Matthew Dellavedova made another fill-in start for Kyrie Irving (shoulder) on Sunday, notching three points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals in 42 minutes.

      Advice: He's shooting a combined 27.3 percent over his past two starts and anyone who grabbed him for temporary value can cut him loose, as Irving is due back on Tuesday. The Cavs' purported 'rising star' is nowhere near standard-league fantasy relevance. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:20 pm
    • Patrick Beverley busts out of slump w/ 12 pts
      Patrick Beverley scored 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting on Sunday, with three 3-pointers, five rebounds, five assists, and three turnovers.

      Advice: Beverley has struggled with his shot for much of the season, but was particularly bad during the month of February, connecting on just 28.8 percent of his shots. While we'd like to view tonight's shooting performance as a positive, it does come with a bit of an asterisk as Kyrie Irving was on the sidelines. Beverley will draw a tough matchup against the Hawks on Tuesday, so that game will be a better indicator as to whether he's finally ready to step out of his shooting slump. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:05 pm
    • Wilson Chandler will start vs. Pelicans Sun.
      Wilson Chandler will start Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans, sending Joffrey Lauvergne to the bench.

      Advice: The Nuggets are opting to go with a small-ball lineup with Chandler playing the role of the stretch four, so it will be interesting to see how he fares. Chandler recently returned from a groin injury that cost him two games, but his owners shouldn't be too concerned after he was able to log 34 minutes vs. the Jazz on Friday. Chandler is worth owning in almost all leagues, while owners who took a flier on Lauvergne can start evaluating their options. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:56 pm
    • Randy Foye starting Sunday, Harris to bench
      Randy Foye will move into the Nuggets' starting lineup on Sunday, sending Gary Harris to the bench.

      Advice: Brian Shaw is shaking up his starting lineup by deploying Foye, Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried ahead of Harris, Joffrey Lauvergne and J.J. Hickson. Chaos reigns in Denver and Foye's starting job may be short-lived, but he's worth a speculative pickup in deep leagues in case it sticks. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:55 pm
    • James Harden drops 33 points in win over CLE
      James Harden kept up his torrid pace during Sunday's thrilling overtime win over the Cavs, notching 33 points (8-of-18 from the field, 15-of-18 from the line), eight rebounds, five assists, three steals, two blocks and five turnovers.

      Advice: This was Harden's NBA-leading 26th game with more than 30 points, and this performance will certainly help his case for MVP-honors. Harden also logged 42 minutes tonight, which would suggest that his ankle injury is no longer an issue. He's averaging 22.6 points, 8.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.6 three-pointers, since the All-Star break, while shooting 84.2 percent from the charity stripe on 11.4 attempts per game. Simply put, he’s a beast. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:52 pm
    • Tony Snell hits three more 3-pointers on Sun.
      Tony Snell scored 10 of his 13 points during the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Clippers, adding three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two assists and three turnovers through 33 minutes of action.

      Advice: Snell was forced into action when Jimmy Butler went down with an elbow injury early in the third quarter, but he's been playing well lately, averaging 13.6 points and 2.7 three-pointers during the month of February. With Butler's status for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards uncertain at this point, Snell is worth a speculative add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:37 pm
       
      L, 96-86 * vs LAC
    • C.J. Miles (foot) available to play Sunday
      C.J. Miles (foot) was a late-scratch from the starting lineup on Sunday, but he could still play.

      Advice: This news came very late, but it sounds like Miles could still play. We'll let you know how things shake out after the game. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:22 pm
       
      W, 94-74 * vs Phi
    • X-rays on J.J. Redick's knee come back clean
      J.J. Redick had a precautionary x-ray taken on his left knee following Sunday's win over the Bulls, but the results came back negative.

      Advice: Redick has apparently been dealing with a calcium deposit just above his kneecap since the lockout season, but he didn't seem overly concerned when asked about it. Given that the results of the x-ray came back negative, and Redick was able to log 38 minutes on Sunday, we'll consider him probable for Monday's matchup with the Timberwolves. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:56 pm
    • Evan Fournier (hip) out Sunday vs. Charlotte
      Evan Fournier (hip) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: With both Fournier and Aaron Gordon (ankle) sidelined, Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris could be forced into heavy minutes for Orlando. Harris has the most favorable matchup, and he's someone to consider for those playing daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:40 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 98-83 vs Cha
    • Solomon Hill (illness) will play on Sunday
      Solomon Hill (illness) will play Sunday vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: Hill has been struggling since the All-Star break, averaging just 7.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. He's not a great to own in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:01 pm
    • Jimmy Butler (elbow) scheduled for MRI Monday
      Jimmy Butler (left elbow) will have MRI on hyperextended left elbow on Monday.

      Advice: We'll continue to track Butler's status closely, and we're considering him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards. Tony Snell will likely draw the start if Butler is unavailable on Tuesday, and he's worth a speculative add in deep leagues with averages of 13.6 points and 2.7 three-pointers through the month of February. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:55 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 96-86 vs LAC
    • J.J. Redick scores 12 points w/ eight boards
      J.J. Redick finished Sunday's win over the Bulls with 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting, with eight rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal, and one turnover through 38 minutes of action.

      Advice: Redick has been playing well as of late, putting in averages of 14.4 points, 2.0 assists, and 2.0 three-pointers per game on 45.1 percent shooting from the field during the month of February. Redick is a solid source of scoring and 3-point shooting, and pending health, he'll look to finish the second half of the season strong. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:35 pm
    • Update: Jimmy Butler (elbow) will not return
      Jimmy Butler (left elbow sprain) will not return for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: Butler will finish Sunday's game with 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting from the field, with two 3-pointers, two assists, two rebounds, and one turnover. The Bulls play again on Tuesday vs. Washington, and we'll be considering him questionable for that one. Tony Snell stepped up when Butler went down, scoring 10 points in the third quarter, and he'll be worth a look in deep leagues if Butler is forced to sit out on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:55 am
       
      Injured
      L, 96-86 vs LAC
    • Jimmy Butler (elbow) questionable to return
      Updating a previous report, Jimmy Butler has been diagnosed with a left elbow sprain and his return is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but the fact he's dealing with a sprain and not something more serious can be seen as a positive. Tony Snell will be the primary beneficiary if Butler is forced to miss any time. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:45 am
       
      Injured
      L, 96-86 vs LAC
    • Jimmy Butler leaves game with left arm injury
      Jimmy Butler was forced to leave Sunday's game vs. the Clippers with an apparent left arm injury, and his return is questionable.

      Advice: Butler injured himself running into a hard screen set by DeAndre Jordan, and was forced to immediately exit the game while clutching his left arm. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but Tony Snell will be in line for a healthy heaping of minutes if Butler is forced to miss any time. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:27 am
       
      Injured
      L, 96-86 vs LAC
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) to return on Tuesday
      Cavs' head coach David Blatt said that Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will return to action on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: Irving won't be available for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets, giving Matthew Dellavedova one more game with the starting unit. Dellavedova managed to put up 14 inefficient points during Friday's loss to the Pacers, but those numbers came with both LeBron James and Irving out of the lineup. With James set to return on Sunday, Dellavedova isn't going to be a great option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:10 am
       
      Injured
    • Kemba Walker (knee) to be reevaluated on Wed.
      Kemba Walker (knee) is expected to be reevaluated on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was expected to be out for a minimum of six weeks after undergoing surgery on his torn lateral meniscus in his left knee on Jan. 28, and while it will take him some time to regain his conditioning, he can now be stashed in most leagues with the Hornets pursuing a playoff berth. Walker got up some shots before Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls for the first time since his surgery, and he is still said to be targeting a return to the lineup on March 16. Mo Williams has been filling in admirably at PG for Charlotte, and though his value will take a hit when Walker returns, he is still worth holding onto to see how things play out. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:59 am
       
      Injured
      W, 98-83 @ Orl
    • 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
    • Goran Dragic struggles against the Hawks
      Goran Dragic went scoreless in the first half against the Hawks on Saturday, finishing with six points, three rebounds, six assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: It's been a bumpy ride for Dragic, but his averages still look fine. In his five games with the Heat, he averaged 13.8 points, 3.0 boards, 5.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.6 treys on 49.1 percent from the field. He should get even better and have a chance to be a third- or fourth-round guy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:12 pm
       
      Injured
    • 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
    • Kyrie Irving (left shoulder) out for Sunday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not play against the Rockets on Sunday.

      Advice: It'll be his second game out of the lineup for the Cavs and he should be considered questionable for Tuesday against the Celtics. Matthew Dellavedova put up a fluky 14-point, 10-board game on Friday, but that was also without LeBron James. Outside of maybe giving J.R. Smith, Kevin Love and LeBron a little bump in usage rate, there's not much impact from Kyrie missing time. Iman Shumpert may play more for owners in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:42 pm
       
      Injured
    • Solomon Hill (illness) questionable for Sun
      Solomon Hill (illness) is questionable to play against the 76ers on Sunday.

      Advice: He played just 18 minutes on Friday and maybe his illness was why. However, Hill played 18 minutes on Sunday and he's seen his production fall off in his last five, averaging 8.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 treys. If he's out, C.J. Miles and Damjan Rudez will play more. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:46 pm
    • 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
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) questionable Sunday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets.

      Advice: An MRI taken on his shoulder reportedly came back clean, and he is said to be dealing with a minor strain. We will know more on his status after shootaround Sunday morning, so his owners will want to be on alert for an update. If Kyrie sits, Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova will see increased minutes in the backcourt. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:34 am
       
      Injured
    • McLemore scores 21 points vs. Spurs
      Ben McLemore scored 21 points on 5-of-8 shooting (10-of-12 FTs) with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in Friday's loss to the Spurs.

      Advice: McLemore has looked pretty good this season but the usage just hasn't been there, and his stat-set is somewhat deficient for standard formats. He got the extra looks tonight with DeMarcus Cousins out with a short-term ankle issue, but he should slowly see his role increase as the Kings finish out the season under George Karl. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:22 am
    • Chandler hits 2-of-11 shots off the bench
      Wilson Chandler hit 2-of-11 shots in his 34-minute stint off the bench on Friday, finishing with six points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The line isn't bad even if the shooting was. With the way the Nuggets have thinned out, Chandler should be owned in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:03 am
    • Barton scores 22 points with empty line
      Will Barton scored 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting (1-of-3 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with two rebounds and two assists in Friday's blowout loss.

      Advice: Barton went huge on Wednesday but unlike tonight he actually had stats outside of the scoring department. It's hard to trust much that is going on in Denver these days, but there's some flier appeal here because he might be the only guy not in Brian Shaw's doghouse right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:01 am
    • Dragic goes for 20 and five in loss
      Goran Dragic scored 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in the Heat's loss to the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: Dragic has been a top-70 player so far in Miami and that's likely to rise as he gets comfortable and his role increases. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:33 am
       
      Injured
    • Beverley returns from his illness on Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) returned to action in Friday's win over the Nets, scoring nine points on 3-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 34 minutes.

      Advice: This is better than we thought he'd do after multiple weeks looking banged up and/or sick. We're not sure he's over his current flu right now so owners should approach him with caution, but he's probably worth a pickup if he has been dropped after a really cold stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:19 am
    • Arron Afflalo scores 18 points in 31 minutes
      Arron Afflalo scored 18 points with two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers against the Thunder on Friday.

      Advice: The Blazers went small tonight, which explains the uptick in minutes. Afflalo is likely only going to get minutes in the mid-20s, so it's going to be tough for him to hold value in standard leagues coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:57 pm
    • Jimmy Butler posts 28 & 12 against Minny
      Jimmy Butler scored 28 points on 11-of-19 shooting (6-of-7 FTs) with 12 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in the Bulls' 96-89 win over the Wolves on Friday.

      Advice: Butler did not hit a three but who cares when he's putting up numbers like these. He has returned top 6-12 value (9/8 cat) on a per-game basis this season and with Derrick Rose out of the picture for the most part he could theoretically improve on that. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:49 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 96-86 vs LAC
    • Patrick Beverley returned to action on Friday February 27. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:24 pm
    • George Hill logs 1st triple-double of career
      George Hill logged the first triple-double of his career on Friday during a 93-86 win over the Cavs with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists, one block, two steals and two turnovers.

      Advice: Since Monday, there has been a triple-double every night this week. Hill has really stepped up with 7.0 assists per game in his last five, adding averages of 12.8 points, 4.2 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.4 treys. He's not shooting the ball well, but he is a must-start player right now. Plus, it's great to see his groin injury is behind him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:06 pm
    • C.J. Miles plays 33 minutes
      C.J. Miles played 33 minutes against the Cavs on Friday with 13 points, two rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: His numbers haven't really been there for the most part, but they look OK in February. In his previous eight games, Miles averaged 14.5 points, 3.4 boards, 1.3 steals and 2.0 treys on 46.7 percent from the field. If you're OK with his so-so shooting percentages, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:53 pm
       
      W, 94-74 * vs Phi
    • Matthew Dellavedova takes 18 shots
      Matthew Dellavedova made 5-of-18 from the field for 14 points against the Pacers on Friday with 10 rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes during a start.

      Advice: His 18 shots from the field were close to double his previous season high (10). Even if Kyrie Irving (shoulder) needs to miss time, fantasy owners should not be expecting a lot out of Dellavedova in the coming days. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:27 pm
    • Robert Covington cores 13 with two treys
      Robert Covington didn't play well against the Wizards on Friday with 13 points, six boards and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He wasn't benched this time and his minutes should increase a little more than this. Covington was benched on Wednesday due to poor defense, but he wasn't too bad in that department tonight. In his previous February games, he averaged 16.3 points, 5.7 boards, 1.8 assists, 2.4 steals and 3.0 treys. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:03 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 94-74 @ Ind
    • Update: Wilson Chandler to come off bench Fri
      Updating a previous report, Wilson Chandler will come off the bench for Friday's game against the Jazz.

      Advice: Gary Harris is going to stick with the starting unit for this one, and this is a very interesting move for head coach Brian Shaw. The Nuggets don't have a lot of healthy bodies, so Chandler should still be able to get his minutes, but he'll be a bit more of a risky play coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:24 pm
    • C.J. Miles (foot) will start Friday vs. CLE
      C.J. Miles (foot) will remain in the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: Miles is averaging 13.7 points and 1.8 three-pointers per game on 38.1 percent shooting from the field this season. He basically scores inefficiently, limiting his value to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:14 pm
       
      W, 94-74 * vs Phi
    • James Harden (ankle) will start Friday vs. BK
      Updating a previous report, James Harden (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Head coach Kevin McHale said that he has no plan to limit Harden's minutes, but he will keep an eye on his ankle and make adjustments if he’s in any noticeable pain. Harden has been an absolute beast this season, leading the league in scoring with 27.2 points per game while chipping in 5.8 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 1.9 steals, and 2.7 three-pointers. Get him active for tonight's favorable matchup against the Nets. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:08 pm
    • Pat Beverley is a go, likely on a minutes cap
      Patrick Beverley (illness) will play against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: He will have a minutes limit tonight. Beverley probably won't be shooting the ball more than six times or so because he's in a slump. He's more of a stash in standard leagues until he gets it going. Jason Terry can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:08 pm
    • Wilson Chandler (groin) will play Friday
      Wilson Chandler (groin) is a go for Friday's game vs. Utah.

      Advice: Chandler will likely return to the starting lineup, which will send Gary Harris back to the bench, and take away minutes from Will Barton. The Nuggets are banged up right now with Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) and Darrell Arthur (calf) out, so Wilson could be forced into heavy minutes playing both forward spots. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:50 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
    • Patrick Beverley expected to play on Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) is expected to play against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: He hasn't been playing well these days, making 19.2 percent from the field in his last three. Beverley probably won't have a lot of shots going his way tonight and is not a great play in fantasy right now. Jason Terry also loses his luster. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:24 pm
    • James Harden (ankle) likely to play Friday
      Rockets' head coach Kevin McHale believes that James Harden (ankle) will suit up for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Harden is already a must-start guy every time he's in uniform, and with a very favorable matchup against the Nets, he's someone to strongly consider in daily leagues. He will be without a minutes restriction, and had a 30-point outing with a full line during his last matchup against Brooklyn, so make sure you have him on your active roster. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:21 pm
    • Evan Fournier (hip) out Friday vs. the Hawks
      Evan Fournier (sore right hip) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: With Fournier and Aaron Gordon (ankle) unavailable, Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris are going to be forced into heavy minutes, and both figure to be decent plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:15 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 98-83 vs Cha
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) questionable Sunday
      David Blatt said that Kyrie Irving's (shoulder) MRI came back clear enough that he may be able to suit up for Sunday's game vs. Houston.

      Advice: Irving is just dealing with a shoulder strain, so hopefully he'll be ready to go on Sunday after sitting out of Friday's game vs. the Pacers. Matthew Dellavedova will slide into the starting point guard spot for as long as Irving is out, but with averages of just 6.6 points, 4.9 assists, and 1.8 three-pointers with the starting unit, Dellavedova's value is limited to very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:49 pm
       
      Injured
    • 76ers going with the same starting five
      Coach Brett Brown he will start the same starting five for Friday against the Wizards.

      Advice: That means it'll be Isaiah Canaan, Jason Richardson, Robert Covington, Luc Mbah a Moute and Nerlens Noel. Covington was benched on Wednesday for poor defense, but he should be back to his old role. Start him. It'll be interesting to see where Jerami Grant fits in after playing 33 minutes. We can probably expect him to log 24-28 minutes tonight. We might see a little more out of Thomas Robinson now that he has shaken hands with Brown. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:25 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 94-74 @ Ind
    • Mattthew Dellavedova likely to start
      Matthew Dellavedova is expected to start against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: This isn't really a noteworthy move for fantasy. In his 148 minutes next to LeBron James and Kevin Love with Kyrie on the bench, Dellavedova holds an 8.0 usage rate to go with an effective field goal percentage of 23.7. He's only an option in deep leagues tonight and averages about 0.3 DFS points per minute in most formats in the aforementioned situations. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:02 pm
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) ruled out on Friday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not play on Friday against the Pacers.

      Advice: He suffered the left shoulder strain on Friday, but he was back on the bench following the injury. Irving had an MRI and it would appear he's day-to-day because the team did not rule him out for Sunday against the Rockets. Matthew Dellavedova logged all of the backup point guard minutes on Thursday night and is likely going to start. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:34 pm
       
      Injured
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) still questionable
      Patrick Beverley (illness) went through the Rockets' shootaround, but he remains questionable for Friday's game vs. Brooklyn.

      Advice: We'll be monitoring Beverley's status closely, but if he's forced to sit on Friday, Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni would pick up most of his minutes. Terry has picked up a majority of Beverley's playing time over the past two games, but with averages of 8.5 points, 2.0 assists, 2.5 steals, and 2.5 three-pointers during that span, his value is limited to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:58 am
    • James Harden (ankle) goes through shootaround
      James Harden (ankle) was able to go through shootaround, but he remains questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but if he's unable to go, Corey Brewer would likely slide into the starting lineup with Pablo Prigioni and K.J. McDaniels having the opportunity for extended minutes. As for the offense, Trevor Ariza, Josh Smith, Terrence Jones, and Donatas Motiejunas would all be asked to step up, and each of those guys would serve as quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:52 am
    • Dion Waiters scores 16 points against Suns
      Dion Waiters scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting on Thursday vs. the Suns, adding two steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He has now scored in double digits in each of his last four games, and he hasn't been shy about hoisting up shots either, averaging 15 shots per game over that span. That being said, Waiters still doesn't do enough outside of scoring to be considered in standard leagues, and the eventual return of Kevin Durant (foot) will hurt his value. Leave Waiters on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:31 pm
    • Stephen Curry scores 18 with six assists
      Stephen Curry notched 18 points on 5-of-17 shooting in Thursday's loss to the Cavaliers, adding six assists, three boards, one steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He is coming off a 32-point performance against the Wizards on Tuesday, so his owners should give him a pass here. The good news is that Curry said his foot is feeling "pretty solid", and head coach Steve Kerr went even further and said that it was no longer an issue. Curry is locked into an all-out battle for the MVP Award alongside James Harden, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, so his owners are in for quite a show as we draw closer to the fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:24 pm
    • Kyrie Irving (shoulder) doubtful for Friday
      Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not travel to Indiana on Thursday night is now doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: Irving is set to undergo an MRI on Friday morning, so his owners will have to agonizingly wait for an update. The fact that he is not going to travel with the team should all but rule him out for Friday, but crazier things have happened. Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova will have their hands full in the backcourt if Irving sits, while LeBron James and Kevin Love will carry the load on offense for the Cavs. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:06 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kyrie Irving says his shoulder feels sore
      Kyrie Irving said that his shoulder was sore after Thursday's game vs. the Warriors, and he will see how he feels in the morning before deciding on his status for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: We will keep him on the injury report unless we get a positive report after shootaround on Friday, but his owners should have backup plan ready just in case. Irving was able to play through the pain against the Warriors and managed to score 24 points, but there's no telling how his shoulder will respond once the adrenaline from the thrilling matchup with Stephen Curry wears off. If Irving sits Friday, expect Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova to see an uptick in minutes for Cleveland, while LeBron James and Kevin Love would have even more responsibility on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:22 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kyrie Irving plays through shoulder injury
      Kyrie Irving played through a shoulder injury in Thursday's win over the Warriors, finishing with 24 points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

      Advice: He was simply battling soreness in his shoulder after a minor bump so his owners shouldn't be too concerned. Irving shot just 6-of-17 from the field and 2-of-8 from 3-point range, but his owners can cut him some slack considering he had to go up against the man they call Stephen Curry. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:55 pm
       
      Injured
    • Foot no longer a concern for Stephen Curry
      Steve Kerr said that he spoke with Stephen Curry and the team's athletic trainer on Thursday, and that Curry's foot issue is no longer a concern.

      Advice: Curry also said that his foot is feeling "pretty solid," so it appears that there will be no lingering issues after he was forced to miss Sunday's game vs. the Pacers. Curry is coming off a 30-point, eight-assist outing from Tuesday, and he'll look to keep the momentum going with what should be a thrilling matchup against the Cavs tonight. Hopefully the last we hear of any foot/ankle issues for the MVP-candidate this season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:49 pm
    • Poor defense led to Covington's benching Wed.
      76ers' head coach Brett Brown said that Robert Covington's lackluster play on the defensive end was the reason he elected to bench him for the second and third quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Bucks.

      Advice: "The luxury that I have now that we kind of have bodies is you don’t feel a prisoner to somebody like Robert," said Brown. "We’ve got [Jason Richardson] and Hollis Thompson, so there are more options there. That’s not scolding [Covington], it’s just the way the landscape works. It’s a pecking order that’s built on the standards we have defensively." While Covington sat out a large chunk of Wednesday's game, he still put up 13 points with a full line, and hopefully this doesn't become a common occurrence. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:43 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 94-74 @ Ind
    • C.J. Miles (foot) doesn't practice Thursday
      C.J. Miles (foot) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and head coach Frank Vogel said that he was hopeful to have him available for Friday's game vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: If Miles is forced to sit on Friday, Rodney Stuckey will get all the run he can handle, although he'd remain a risky play in daily leagues as he's battled with consistency all season long. Solomon Hill would also have more opportunity for playing time if Miles is unavailable, but he too has struggled with consistency this season, and would make for a risky option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:19 pm
       
      W, 94-74 * vs Phi
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) practices Thursday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) went through a light practice on Thursday, but he remains questionable for Friday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: The Rockets kept things light on Thursday, mainly going through shooting drills, so Beverley wasn't really tested and his status is still up in the air for Friday's game. If Beverley is again forced to sit on Friday, Jason Terry would get another game with the starting unit, although he remains an unattractive option in most leagues despite the starter-tag. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:35 am
    • Wilson Chandler (groin) targeting Friday
      Wilson Chandler (groin) said that he'll "more than likely" be available for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Chandler also downplayed the severity of his groin injury, saying it's nothing more than a "light strain," and it appears he has a decent chance of suiting up for Friday's matchup with Utah. Owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Friday's tip, but if Chandler is able to go, Gary Harris would head back to the bench where he'd return to being a negligible option in all leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:24 am
    • Nicolas Batum says he feels refreshed
      Nicolas Batum said he feels refreshed and ready for the second half of the season after spending six days in Mexico.

      Advice: Batum has been mired in a season-long slump, but said six days of vacation on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico over the All-Star Break helped him hit the rest button. "I needed that," Batum said. "Just to refresh my mind. Just to go away from the stress. Just get away." Batum has has strong back-to-back performances and has averaged 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 3.0 three-pointers in those two games. If he can keep this up, he'll go a long way toward redeeming himself with fantasy owners who spent a top-35 pick on him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:31 am
    • Patrick Beverley questionable for Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) is questionable for Friday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Beverley has missed two consecutive games with flu-like symptoms and needed an IV on Monday. He should have had enough time to recover by Friday night, but Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni would fill in with limited fantasy value if Beverley sits again on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:09 am
    • James Harden questionable for Friday vs Nets
      James Harden (ankle) did not practice on Thursday, and is questionable for Friday against the Nets.

      Advice: With Dwight Howard (knee) already out and Patrick Beverley (illness) also questionable, missing Harden on Friday would be a big blow to the Rockets. We'll update his status as soon as possible, but some combination of Trevor Ariza, Josh Smith, Jason Terry, and Beverley (if he plays) would have to pick up the slack for Harden if he has to sit out on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:06 am
    • Steph Curry says foot feeling better
      Steph Curry (ankle) said his foot is feeling "pretty solid" and that it has responded well to treatment.

      Advice: Curry dropped 32 points with five three-pointers and eight assists on Tuesday, so his recent play certainly backs up his statement. The Warriors have a brutal schedule coming up with four games in each of the next five weeks, but a healthy Curry could pay huge dividends for his fantasy owners with that much game volume on the horizon. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:55 am
    • Nicolas Batum plays well in win over Spurs
      Nicolas Batum hit 6-of-8 shots for 15 points, four rebounds, nine assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Spurs.

      Advice: Yes, that's the guy you thought you were drafting early last October, and it's nice that he's finally starting to show up. He's averaging 16 points, 7.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.0 3-pointers over his last two games. Hopefully he's ready to keep the train rolling, just in time for the fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:08 am
    • James Harden limps out of arena after win
      James Harden suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter and played through it during a big 110-105 win over the Clippers on Wednesday, scoring 21 points with four rebounds, 10 assists and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: "It’s pretty sore right now, but I’ll get some rest tonight and ice it," Harden said. "Hopefully be ready to go Friday." He limped out of the arena and he is likely going to be on the injury report for Friday's game against the Nets. Meanwhile, Harden finally stuck it to the Clippers. In his career, the Clippers kept Harden to an NBA-low 13.4 points per game before tonight. He is leading the NBA in VORP (value over replacement player) and is right at the top of the list for MVP candidates. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:56 pm
    • McLemore scores 16 points vs. Grizzlies
      Ben McLemore scored 16 points on Wednesday, but backed it up with zero rebounds, zero assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers on 7-of-15 shooting.

      Advice: The potential is there, but he tends to leave his owners with the opposite of a peaceful, easy feeling after each game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:30 pm
    • Randy Foye continues to stink it up
      Randy Foye made 2-of-11 from the field for four points with two assists and one steal in 22 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: His numbers in his last four are awful, averaging 5.5 points, 2.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.3 steals and 1.0 treys on 29.0 percent from the field and 0.0 percent from the line (two attempts). Foye was a stud after the break last season, but it's hard to sign off on adding him with this type of play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:15 pm
    • Will Barton starts second half, scores 22
      Will Barton scored a season-high 22 points against the Suns on Wednesday with eight rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Wilson Chandler did not play and Darrell Arthur (knee) lasted just three minutes, so it was Barton starting the second half. Barton did score 15 points on Monday and he is likely to get minutes in the 20s even when Chandler comes back -- Chandler is hoping to play on Friday. He's worth a look in deep leagues right now and is a speculative add in 14-team leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:09 pm
    • Jimmy Butler has an underwhelming game
      Jimmy Butler didn't step up against the Hornets during a 98-86 loss on Wednesday with 14 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: He should have more on his plate with Derrick Rose (knee) out for the foreseeable future. Butler has really seen a huge boost in the past month even with Rose on the floor, so it should be interesting to see how he does now that he'll be running the offense a lot more. There's a very good chance Jimmy Buckets is a top-10 player the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:34 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 96-86 vs LAC
    • Tony Snell plays 28 minutes vs. Hornets
      Tony Snell logged 28 minutes off the bench against the Hornets on Wednesday with 10 points, three rebounds and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Mike Dunleavy played just 20 minutes and still has a cap on his playing time, so it's hard to be too excited about this line from Snell. However, he's likely going to benefit from the Derrick Rose (knee) injury. Snell is still only worth a look in deep leagues despite playing extremely well in the past week. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:15 pm
       
      L, 96-86 * vs LAC
    • Robert Covington plays well after benching
      Robert Covington was benched for most of the first three quarters and did play the entire fourth quarter, finishing with 13 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He wasn't in his usual spot on the bench for much of this game and it's unclear what exactly happened with him. However, Covington really played well down the stretch and he's very unlikely to be in jeopardy of losing his playing time. He should be considered as a top-50 player in standard leagues, especially after posting second-round value this month. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:21 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 94-74 @ Ind
    • Jerami Grant starts second half for Covington
      Jerami Grant started the second half for Robert Covington on Wednesday.

      Advice: There is no word of an injury and it looks like Covington has been benched for poor play. We'll look for an update following the game or perhaps before that time. Covington should be fine for the weekend. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:39 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 94-74 @ Ind
    • Wilson Chandler out on Wednesday night
      Wilson Chandler (groin) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Nuggets are very thin at forward and will start Danilo Gallinari and Darrell Arthur at those two spots. Chandler is likely going to miss more time, so there fantasy owners should take a look at Gallo and/or Arthur tonight. Although, he is targeting a return for Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:16 pm
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) out again vs. LAC
      Patrick Beverley (illness) will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

      Advice: That's not good against Chris Paul. Beverley needed an IV on Monday, but he should be ready for the weekend. The Rockets will likely start Jason Terry, who scored nine points in 28 minutes on Monday. Pablo Prigioni will also play close to 20 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:18 pm
    • Wilson Chandler (hip) doubtful vs. the Suns
      Wilson Chandler (hip) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Now that they are pretty much out of playoff contention, the Nuggets have almost no incentive to play Chandler at less than 100 percent so we would be shocked if he somehow played in this one. Gary Harris drew the start in Chandler's place on Monday, but after scoring just 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting in 26 minutes, he is only worth a look in deeper leagues. Expect Randy Foye, Will Barton and Danilo Gallinari to see an uptick in minutes as well Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:21 am
    • Tyreke Evans (illness) will play vs. the Nets
      Tyreke Evans (illness) is still not 100 percent, but he will play against the Nets on Wednesday.

      Advice: Evans played through this same illness on Monday and was able to produce 13 points, 12 assists, four rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers, so his owners shouldn't be too concerned. Evans has a ton of responsibly on offense with Anthony Davis (shoulder), Ryan Anderson (elbow) and Jrue Holiday (leg) all currently sidelined, and he is going to be an elite fantasy asset for the foreseeable future. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:20 am
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) skips shootaround
      Patrick Beverley (illness) was not at shootaround and remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: He wasn't able to play against the Wolves on Monday due to flu-like symptoms, but it's hard to imagine him not doing everything he can to play against Chris Paul and the Clippers. Beverley will likely be a game-time decision tonight, so his owners will have no choice but to check back later before setting their lineups. Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni will fill the void for the Rockets if Beverley sits, but James Harden will have even more responsibility on offense if that is the case. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:43 am
    • C.J. Miles scores team-high 21 points vs. OKC
      C.J. Miles pitched in a team-high 21 points vs. the Thunder on Tuesday, making 9-of-14 shots with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one steal and two turnovers.

      Advice: He did his damage in 27 minutes and none of Indy's starters hit the 30-minute mark tonight, as coach Frank Vogel leaned on his bench after the starters dug a double-digit hole in the first quarter. Miles appears to have locked up a starting job and he's returning solid late-round value over the past month with averages of 13.8 points, 1.8 triples, 3.0 boards and 1.1 steals, all with solid percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:17 pm
       
      W, 94-74 * vs Phi
    • Dion Waiters w/ 14 points on 18 shot attempts
      Dion Waiters needed 18 shots to score 14 points during Tuesday's win vs. the Pacers, though four of his five makes came from beyond the arc.

      Advice: He shot 0-of-7 from within 16 feet of the basket, which is an extreme example of Waiters' season-long inefficiency. He's shooting just 50.3 percent in the restricted area, 36.4 percent in the paint, and his True Shooting of 45.5 percent leaves much to be desired. There's no reason to touch him outside of the deepest fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:13 pm
    • Stephen Curry (ankle) scores 32 pts in return
      Stephen Curry (ankle) was back in Golden State's starting lineup on Tuesday, dropping 32 points, five 3-pointers, eight assists and two steals in 34 minutes of action.

      Advice: He didn't commit any turnovers while shooting 11-of-18 from the field and 5-of-5 from the FT line. It's safe to conclude that his ankle is healthy. Curry's fantasy owners can look forward to a torrid stretch during the fantasy playoffs, as Golden State plays four games in each of the next five weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:41 pm
    • Stephen Curry (ankle) will start Tuesday
      Updating a previous report, Stephen Curry (ankle) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Wizards, sending Shaun Livingston back to the bench.

      Advice: The matchup is an irrelevant factor for Curry as he can easily go off for 50 points on any given night, so go ahead and get the MVP candidate back in your active lineups for what should be an exciting, uptempo game with the Wizards. Livingston's return to the bench will make him a negligible asset in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:23 pm
    • Stephen Curry (ankle) expected to play Tues.
      Warriors' head coach Steve Kerr said, "It looks like Stephen [Curry] is going to play," Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: All signs are pointing towards Curry giving it a go, and it's all but official at this point. Owners can feel confident plugging Curry into their active roster tonight, and we'll let you know if anything changes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:07 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
    • Steph Curry probable for Tues vs Wizards
      Steph Curry (ankle/foot) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Wizards, according to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

      Advice: This is great news for Steph's fantasy owners after he was forced to miss Sunday's game with a sore right foot. We'll update his status closer to game time, but Curry can be safely plugged back into fantasy lineups while Shaun Livingston will return to a bench role. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:01 am
    • Tyreke plays through illness on Monday
      Tyreke Evans played through an illness on Monday, scoring 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: We almost didn't write this blurb because the illness obviously didn't matter tonight, but in the interest of full disclosure here it is. If you want to gamble that Jrue Holiday comes back at some point, this might be your last chance to sell-high in the next week or so. For what it's worth we don't think the Pelicans will push Holiday to return unless he's fully healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:22 pm
    • James Harden scores 31, triple-doubles
      James Harden strengthened his case for MVP during a 113-102 win over the Wolves on Monday, scoring 31 points with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, four blocks and five 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's just the sixth player since 1985 to put up a 30-point triple-double with at least four blocks. The Rockets didn't have Patrick Beverley (illness) tonight and it was all Harden all the time. Harden's numbers in his last 10 are ridiculous, averaging 27.1 points, 6.8 boards 7.0 assists, 1.9 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.7 treys. He and Russell Westbrook are the two biggest stat machines in the NBA. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 8:40 pm
    • Tony Snell scores 20 points in blowout win
      Tony Snell scored 20 points in the Bulls' blowout win on Monday, hitting 7-of-11 shots (including four threes) with two rebounds, one steal and one block in 31 minutes.

      Advice: Snell has gained the confidence of Tom Thibodeau, at least for now, and he'll be in the rotation going forward. Whether or not he can float consistent fantasy value when the Bulls are at full strength is another question. He has been a top-100 player or better over the last month, but we're not going to bet our houses that he continues to shoot 55.7 percent much longer. If anything, a cold storm's a comin'. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 8:35 pm
       
      L, 96-86 * vs LAC
    • Covington steals five, scores 16
      Robert Covington scored 16 points with four rebounds, two assists, five steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Heat on Monday.

      Advice: He had all five steals in the first quarter and he has stepped up in the steals department as a shooting guard, stealing six in his first start at shooting guard this season. Covington has at least three treys in five of his last six games and has 3.0 per game in February. He's a must-start player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 7:30 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 94-74 @ Ind
    • Goran Dragic looks much better with 23 & 10
      Goran Dragic showed why the Heat traded for him on Monday with 23 points, two rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He only had one assist in his Heat debut on Saturday and was on the other end of the spectrum tonight. Dragic was highly involved in the offense and he should add plenty more double-doubles with his new team. He's one of the best point guards in the paint, which should complement the rest of the starters. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 7:15 pm
       
      Injured
    • Wilson Chandler (groin) out on Monday night
      Wilson Chandler (groin) will not play against the Nets on Monday.

      Advice: The Nuggets are really going to be shorthanded on the wing. With Chandler out, there should be more Danilo Gallinari at the three and maybe Randy Foye and Gary Harris play more at shooting guard. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 4:31 pm
    • Wilson Chandler questionable to play Monday
      Wilson Chandler (hip) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Chandler played just 18 minutes on Sunday, and perhaps now we know why. Chandler has dealt with hip and groin injuries for a lot of his career, and he's once again experiencing soreness in his adductors. If Chandler doesn't suit up, expect Randy Foye to draw the start alongside Danilo Gallinari. Will Barton and rookie Gary Harris could also see a few extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 10:32 am
    • Stephen Curry questionable for Tuesday night
      Stephen Curry (ankle/foot) went through Monday's practice, but he's already being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

      Advice: In other words, the Warriors just don't know enough yet to make a determination one way or another, but it's good news that he was able to practice on Monday. After missing Sunday's contest, Curry could very well be headed for a game-time call on Tuesday. The Warriors will not do anything to jeopardize their MVP candidate's health as the team prepares for a postseason push. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 9:48 am
    • 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
      Feb 23, 9:43 am
    • Jimmy Butler playing through thumb injury
      Jimmy Butler is playing through a thumb injury, but he's not in danger of missing any time.

      Advice: This is the first we've heard of a thumb injury for Butler. Taj Gibson inadvertently revealed Butler is dealing with the concern over the weekend, and Butler said he "can't remember" if there was a more serious injury than just a sprain. Butler also added that he was feeling better and didn't think he'd need offseason surgery, but he continues to wear a protective splint on it for now. It's something to monitor as we progress down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 9:29 am
       
      Injured
      L, 96-86 vs LAC
    • Spoelstra wants to make Dragic comfortable
      Erik Spoelstra said of his "biggest priorities" is to make Goran Dragic "feel comfortable as soon as we can."

      Advice: "It was tough. Sometimes you didn’t know where to go," Dragic said of his debut with his new teammates. Spoelstra also said that the Heat want to "play to his strengths" when talking about Dragic's acclimation, and it will be an adjustment process for all involved. Even Dwyane Wade admitted it will take some time to play with another guy who can create off the dribble, and it sounds like the Heat will be tinkering with their new look for at least the next several contests. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 23, 7:12 am
       
      Injured
    • Arron Afflalo quiet in Trail Blazers debut
      Arron Afflalo made his Trail Blazers debut on Sunday with eight points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Afflalo hit one 3-pointer and he'll add some much-needed punch to the Blazers' second unit, but the trade to Portland spoils his fantasy value as long as Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews are healthy. Afflalo doesn't get many boards and assists, and he's even worse in defensive stats, so the 29-year-old veteran belongs on the waiver wire in most standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:17 pm
    • Nicolas Batum double-doubles in Sunday's loss
      Nicolas Batum got back on track vs. Memphis with 17 points, three 3-pointers, 10 rebounds, five assists, one block and two turnovers in 36 minutes.

      Advice: This was Batum's first double-digit scoring performance in five games and it marks his second double-double all season. Tonight's outburst is attributable to LaMarcus Aldridge's absence with a thumb injury, but it's still encouraging to see Batum aggressive and accurate offensively. The All-Star break may have aided his rehab but it's hard to view Batum as more than a rest-of-season mid-round value. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 8:54 pm
    • Will Barton plays well in 25 minutes for DEN
      Will Barton played 25 minutes off the bench in his Nuggets debut on Sunday, scoring eight points on 3-of-10 shooting and a full stat line.

      Advice: Barton added three boards, three assists, two steals and a rare blocked shot in an unconditionally encouraging debut for Denver. This game was a blowout and Brian Shaw played 13 guys at least 12 minutes, however, so Barton's role comes with no guarantees. He's only worth a speculative pickup in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 7:06 pm
    • Dion Waiters leads OKC reserves w/ 17 points
      Dion Waiters led all Thunder reserves with 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Sunday's rout, adding one 3-pointer, three rebounds and one turnover in 27 minutes.

      Advice: "The whole team is having fun," Waiters said after the game. That's a far cry from his attitude while in Cleveland and he seems to be embracing a reserve role for OKC, though it helps that he got 15 shot attempts tonight with Kevin Durant (foot) out and starting swingman Kyle Singler in early foul trouble. He's shooting 36.5 percent over his past dozen games and remains a sketchy pickup in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 7:00 pm
    • Stephen Curry (sore right foot) is day-to-day
      Head coach Steve Kerr said that Stephen Curry (sore right foot) will be fine and that he is considered day-to-day.

      Advice: Kerr also said that Curry was sore during warmups so he opted to hold him out of the game as a precaution, so it sounds like the injury is very minor. Curry's next chance to play is on Tuesday against the Wizards, so hopefully the MVP candidate is able to suit up for that one. Shaun Livingston will continue to start if Curry misses any more time, but after scoring just eight points with five boards, two assists and one block in 26 minutes against the Pacers on Friday, he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:49 pm
    • Robert Covington scores 16 pts in tough loss
      Robert Covington's 16 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals weren't enough to prevent Sunday's 98-103 road loss in Orlando.

      Advice: He shot 6-of-13 from the field and continues to be Philly's most reliable offensive weapon, having scored double-digit points in nine of his past 10 games. Hassan Whiteside may finish as the waiver-wire pickup of the year, but Covington isn't all that far behind. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:15 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 94-74 @ Ind
    • Evan Fournier scoreless in 14 minutes Sunday
      Evan Fournier came off the bench during Sunday's five-point win vs. the 76ers, finishing scoreless with three assists in 14 minutes.

      Advice: He was coming off a nice 16-point effort as a starter on Friday and plenty of owners got burned tonight, as Fournier pulled the short straw in interim coach James Borrego's rotations. Fournier should be benched until Orlando's backcourt settles into a reliable pattern, at least while Tobias Harris (knee) is healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:03 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 98-83 vs Cha
    • George Hill shoots 4-of-13 in 30 minutes
      George Hill shot 4-of-13 from the field on Sunday, finishing a surprising win vs. the Warriors with 12 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Hill is shooting just 38.8 percent over his past five games and has yet to play more than 30 minutes in a game since returning from his groin injury on Jan. 23. The Pacers' caution is understandable and Hill is still providing fantasy value thanks to solid 3-pointers, assists and steals, in addition to low turnovers from the PG spot. He should only get better in the season's final eight weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 5:50 pm
    • Solomon Hill logs 18 minutes in another start
      Solomon Hill started Sunday's game but played only 18 minutes, scoring six points on 2-of-6 field goals and 2-of-2 free throws.

      Advice: Hill added one rebound and one assist while committing three fouls, and quickly gave way to backup SG Rodney Stuckey. He's a starter in name only at this point, having exceeded 27 minutes just once in February, and is only worth pursuing as a 3-point specialist in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 5:49 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
    • Kyrie Irving scores 18 points on 10 attempts
      Kyrie Irving scored an efficient 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting (4-of-4 from the line) Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, two assists, two rebounds, one steal and two turnovers over 23 minutes of action.

      Advice: While Irving isn't going to be an elite assists guy (5.4 per game), his steady and efficient contributions to the scoring (21.8 points per game) 3-pointers (2.2) and steals (1.5) have him turning in first-round value on the year. He shows no signs of slowing down, and he should have a strong second-half of the season as Cleveland fights for a higher seed in the East. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 2:53 pm
       
      Injured
    • 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
    • Aaron Afflalo excited about trade to Blazers
      Aaron Afflalo is excited about his recent trade to Portland, and he has said that he will accept any role that the team gives him as they look to make some noise in the Western Conference.

      Advice: "I look at myself as a person that gives a team what it needs," Afflalo said. "If this team needs depth, if it needs scoring off the bench, if it needs a defensive stopper for segments, that's what I'm going to be." Afflalo's is going to come off the bench in Portland and play fewer minutes than he did in Denver, so even though he should see a decrease in production, his efficiency might rise with a much stronger supporting cast. Afflalo is by no means a must-own player anymore, but he's still worth a look for owners in need of 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:14 am
    • James Harden scores 20 points in win
      James Harden scored 20 points to snap a two-game losing streak during a 98-76 win on Saturday over the Raptors, adding five rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He has multiple steals in each of his last six games and climbed to No. 3 in the league in steals because of it. In that span, he averaged 28.8 points, 6.8 boards, 6.7 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.5 treys on 47.0 percent from the field and 78.0 percent from the line. Harden also has an identical assist percentage and usage rate in that span at 30.5 while the Rockets are running at a pace of 101.6 possessions per 48 while he's out there -- the Warriors lead the NBA in pace at 101.1 per 48. Harden is an MVP candidate. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 10:48 pm
    • J.J. Redick scores 24 points against Kings
      J.J. Redick nailed four 3-pointers against the Kings on Saturday, finishing with 24 points, three assists and two boards in 26 minutes.

      Advice: After dealing with some back spasms prior to the All-Star break, Redick looks healthy again and the Clippers are going to need his scoring touch with Blake Griffin (elbow) still on the sidelines. If you are in need of points and 3-pointers, Redick is more than worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 9:50 pm
    • Tyreke Evans scores 13 points vs. Heat
      Tyreke Evans scored 13 points with three rebounds, six assists, three steals and two turnovers during a 105-91 win over the Heat on Saturday.

      Advice: He is kind of a Swiss Army Knife for coach Monty Williams. Now that the Pelicans are thing at forward, he is probably going to log some minutes there while Norris Cole gets more run at the point. Regardless, Evans' numbers shouldn't change much on offense and he might have a higher usage rate, too. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:49 pm
    • Goran Dragic has a slow start to Miami career
      Goran Dragic didn't play well in his first game with the Heat on Saturday during a 105-91 loss to the Pelicans, scoring 12 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Heat offense was lost tonight with a lot of guys standing around Dwyane Wade (19 points, four rebounds and four assists) The Heat also used a lot of three-guard lineups tonight, which was a big complaint from Dragic in Phoenix. He obviously gets a pass here and should be better on Monday against the 76ers. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:37 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dion Waiters plays 32 minutes vs. CHA
      Dion Waiters played 32 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday, making 4-of-15 from the field for 10 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: The minutes are eye-catching, but he is by far the most likely to lose playing time once Kevin Durant comes back. The fact that D.J. Augustin played so much next to Russell Westbrook is a big reason why. Waiters is a so-so add for now while KD is out, but he's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:17 pm
    • Enter the Dragon: Goran Dragic will start
      Goran Dragic will start against the Pelicans on Saturday.

      Advice: "We brought him here to play. We brought him here to start," coach Erik Spoelstra said. Dragic and the Heat will play at a faster tempo and the former Sun should be operating with the ball a lot more. He also played next to some floor-spacing guys, so it'll be interesting to see how he fits in with some new guys. Obviously, he should see a full complement of minutes and is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 2:58 pm
       
      Injured
    • Goran Dragic will play on Saturday night
      Goran Dragic will play against the Pelicans on Saturday night.

      Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra also said he expects to see the Heat increase their pace.That's a great sign all around because the Heat rank dead last in the NBA in pace this season. With Dragic in the mix, Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier will lose playing, which is too bad after both played very well on Friday. Dragic should see his fantasy value increase and it'll go up even higher when the Heat rest Dwyane Wade. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:46 pm
       
      Injured
    • 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
    • Batum posts quiet but efficient line in loss
      Nicolas Batum scored eight points on 3-of-6 shooting (no threes) with five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in Friday's sleepy loss to the Jazz.

      Advice: It looked like the Blazers were still on break and though it may be tempting to point out the lack of scoring on this line, Batum had one of the better nights amongst his teammates. LaMarcus Aldridge hit 5-of-16 shots to put up 14 and eight with not much else, Damian Lillard scored 19 points but had just two assists to go with five turnovers, Wesley Matthews was solid with 13 points and seven boards, and Robin Lopez got swallowed up by Rudy Gobert on an eight-point, four-rebound night. We'll see what happens to Batum when Arron Afflalo gets on the floor, as he could get both motivated or gut-punched by it. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:31 am
    • Randy Foye plays 25 minutes
      Randy Foye played 25 minutes off the bench against the Bucks on Friday with five points, three rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He logged 100 percent of his minutes at shooting guard, so Ty Lawson not playing has nothing to do with the minutes here. It's easy to forget that Foye put up second-round value after the break last season, so he's worth a look. Plus, he'll be even more appealing if/when Danilo Gallinari needs to miss time. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:12 am
    • Tony Snell comes back to Earth
      Tony Snell played just 15 minutes against the Pistons on Friday with two points, one rebound and one block.

      Advice: Jimmy Butler is back and so is Kirk Hinrich, so Snell's playing time is going to be sparse. It was nice to see him turn in a couple 20-point games in his previous two, but he can be cut almost everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:41 pm
       
      L, 96-86 * vs LAC
    • Fournier scores 16 points with six boards
      Evan Fournier hit 7-of-16 shots (including two threes) for 16 points, six rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes on Friday.

      Advice: As long as Tobias Harris (knee) is out, there might be enough breathing room for Fournier to be productive like this. Once Harris returns, all bets are off. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:36 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 98-83 vs Cha
    • Jimmy Butler picks up where he left off
      Jimmy Butler hit the ground running to start the second half on Friday against the Pistons, scoring 30 points with five rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

      Advice: Butler really put on an offensive show tonight and his ability to score off the dribble seems to get better every time out. He did miss the final game of the first half due to a shoulder injury, but there was no indication it was bothering him tonight. There is nothing to worry about here and his owners can just enjoy the ride. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:13 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 96-86 vs LAC
    • Tyreke nears triple-double on Friday
      Tyreke Evans scored 14 points on 4-of-13 shooting (no threes) with eight rebounds and 10 assists in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Evans missed all five of his 3-point shots and hit 6-of-8 free throws in what is a fairly standard popcorn line for him. He is rolling along at a mid-round level and with Jrue Holiday a question mark that has no real expiration date. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:12 pm
    • George Hill struggles against the 76ers
      George Hill cooled off against the 76ers on Friday with seven points, four rebounds, four assists and two turnovers in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He had some serious momentum heading into the break, averaging 15.0 points, 2.8 boards, 6.0 dimes, 1.0 steals and 1.8 treys on 50.0 percent from the field in his previous five games. Hill is going to play around 30 minutes most nights and we expect him to be better on Sunday against Golden State. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 8:51 pm
    • C.J. Miles scores 17 points vs. Philly
      C.J. Miles scored 17 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: As per usual, it's been a bumpy ride for Miles. He's had a two-point outing and a 26-point one in his last five, averaging 13.4 points, 2.6 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 treys on 41.4 percent from the field in that span. He's not a must-own player, but he's worth a look if you're OK with sub-par field goal shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 8:39 pm
       
      W, 94-74 * vs Phi
    • Robert Covington has a rough night
      Robert Covington scored just eight points with two rebounds, one assist and one steals in 29 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: After scoring more than 20 points in back-to-back games coming into this one, Covington cooled off making just 2-of-10 from the field. Tonight was just his third game without a 3-pointer since Dec. 1. He is going to be a strong finisher and his owners have nothing to worry about. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 7:58 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 94-74 @ Ind
    • Evan Fournier starting at small forward
      Evan Fournier will start against the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: His numbers as the starting small forward are not good this season, averaging 8.7 points, 3.7 boards, 4.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.3 treys on 36.7 percent from the field. Still, he's worth a look as a punt play in DFS. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 2:23 pm
       
      Injured
      L, 98-83 vs Cha
    • Goran Dragic aiming for Saturday
      Goran Dragic is hoping to make his Heat debut on Saturday, meaning he will not play Friday vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: If the Dragic brothers, and other players involved in the trade, all pass their physicals, look for Goran to start on Saturday. In the meantime, Mario Chalmers could have a big game Friday for the shorthanded Knicks. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:40 am
       
      Injured
    • Arron Afflalo: 'It's championship time'
      Following Thursday's trade sending Arron Afflalo to Portland, Afflalo posted a video to his Instragram account stating: "It's championship time."

      Advice: Afflalo will indeed give the Blazers' some much-needed depth, however, he will now see his minutes cut from the 33 minutes per game he was averaging with the Nuggets to somewhere in the mid 20s as a Sixth Man for the Blazers. The Blazers, as a team do take plenty of 3-pointers (second in the league in 3-point attempts per game), so Afflalo should be able to maintain some value, but his demotion to a bench role could end his status as a must-own guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 7:32 am
    • Report: MIA prepared to offer Dragic max-deal
      The Heat are expected to offer Goran Dragic a five-year, max-contract worth upwards of $100 million when he opts out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

      Advice: Miami wouldn't have given up two first-round draft picks without feeling good about their chances of retaining Dragic this offseason, and his fantasy value is due for a significant boost with the move to South Beach. Mario Chalmers' value on the other hand is due to take a sizable hit, as he's forced to a bench role to accommodate The Dragon in the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 6:20 am
       
      Injured
    • Dion Waiters a loser from deadline day?
      Dion Waiters scored eight points with one rebound, three assists, one steal and two turnovers against the Mavericks on Thursday.

      Advice: The Thunder picking up D.J. Augustin is bad news for Waiters because it makes a lot of sense to play DJA next to Russell Westbrook. Augustin thrived off the ball next to Derrick Rose last season and will likely have a similar role -- not as many shots, though. That means Waiters probably won't play much more than 20 minutes. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 8:37 pm
    • George Hill likely to play 28-32 minutes
      George Hill (groin) isn't on a minute-limit but coach Frank Vogel doesn't intend to play him more than 28-32 minutes per game.

      Advice: "[Hill's playing time] is unlimited, but we want to be smart," Vogel said. "I'll probably keep it around seven or eight minutes a quarter." That's enough run for Hill to maintain solid value in all formats and he's safe to keep active -- the conservative minutes may actually be a benefit for owners if it prevents Hill from suffering another setback. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 10:46 am
    • Blazers trade for Arron Afflalo, Alonzo Gee
      The Blazers acquired Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee in exchange for a first-round pick, second-round pick, Will Barton, Victor Claver and Thomas Robinson.

      Advice: Afflalo will come off the bench behind Wes Matthews and Nicolas Batum, though he's expected to miss Friday's game before making his debut on Sunday. He was playing 33 minutes per game in Denver this season, but he'll see minutes in the mid 20s now. While the Blazers do take a lot of treys, Afflalo's fantasy value takes a significant hit here. He can be dropped in standard leagues. Gary Harris, Randy Foye and Danilo Gallinari benefit most. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 8:29 am
    • Will Barton traded to Nuggets in Afflalo deal
      Will Barton has been traded to the Nuggets as part of Thursday's deal sending Arron Afflalo to the Blazers.

      Advice: The Nuggets have only Randy Foye and Gary Harris as competition at SG, giving Barton a path to sustained playing time. Whether he'll have fantasy value is another question, as he's shooting just 38.0 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from the FT line this season. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 8:28 am
    • Denver looking for huge Arron Afflalo return
      Denver is reportedly seeking a first-round pick and a second-round pick for Arron Afflalo, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

      Advice: While Afflalo has drawn interest around the league, the Nuggets are asking for an awful lot considering Afflalo could elect to hit the open market after this season. If a deal is completed, however, Randy Foye, Gary Harris, and Danilo Gallinari would all stand to see a boost in fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 6:40 am
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