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    • Chris Andersen (illness) questionable Friday
      Chris Andersen (illness) was withheld from Friday's shootaround, and he's being listed as questionable for tonight's game against the Wizards.

      Advice: If Andersen is unable to go, Hassan Whiteside is going to get all the minutes he can handle, and Udonis Haslem may be forced to play some extended minutes. Rotoworld.com
      32 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • Tarik Black accepts benching from coach Scott
      Tarik Black has no issues with the fact that he has been a DNP-CD for the past five games.

      Advice: "He’s coaching and he makes the decisions," Black said of head coach Byron Scott. "I like Coach Scott a lot. Whatever decisions he makes, I respect, especially now with it being my rookie year." Black has gone from starter to bench warmer in Los Angeles, and with averages of just 5.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game with the Lakers, it's safe to leave him on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      48 minutes ago
    • James Jones earning time in Cavs' rotation
      James Jones has emerged as a role player in Cleveland's rotation, and over the past four games he has put in averages 9.8 points and 2.8 three-pointers through 22 minutes of action.

      Advice: Jones has seen his role increased with Shawn Marion (hip) sitting on the sidelines, but he really doesn't do much aside from drain 3-pointers. It also should be noted that his value could take a hit once Marion does return to the lineup, so while Jones is worth a look as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues, know that his time as a rotation player in Cleveland could be short-lived. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:55 am
    • Chris Johnson to sign 10-day deal w/ MIL
      The Bucks will reportedly sign Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract.

      Advice: Johnson will join a crowded rotation in Milwaukee, and he's very unlikely to earn enough floor time to be able to offer much of anything to a fantasy squad in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:43 am
    • Fournier, Ridnour questionable Friday vs. SAC
      Magic head coach James Borrego said he was unsure if Evan Fournier (hip) and Luke Ridnour (hamstring) will be available for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: If Fournier is unable to go it will be his fourth straight game on the sidelines, and with Luke Ridnour (hamstring) also looking doubtful, Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris will again be asked to log heavy minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:04 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • X-rays comes back clean on Devin Harris' hand
      The x-rays taken on Devin Harris' right hand following Thursday's game vs. the Blazers came back clean, and he has been diagnosed with a bruise on the top side of his hand between the thumb and index finger.

      Advice: "I was dribbling under the basket and [Robin] Lopez kind of took a whack at the ball and hit me in an awkward spot," Harris said. "There’s a little bit of pain. I can’t really move it." We'll be considering Harris on the doubtful side of the questionable tag for Friday's game against the Warriors, and if he is indeed unable to go, there will be more minutes for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:42 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Devin Harris hurts right hand, getting X-rays
      Devin Harris hurt his right hand on Thursday and is getting X-rays.

      Advice: The injury occurred late in the game and hopefully Harris is going to be OK. If he does need to miss time, J.J. Barea and maybe Raymond Felton would get more playing time. There's no need to make a speculative add, though. Harris finished with seven points, three rebounds and two steals on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:31 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Dorell Wright scores eight in 13 minutes
      Dorell Wright scored eight points in 13 minutes during Thursday's 94-75 win over the Mavs, adding one rebound, one assist and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: With Wes Matthews (Achilles) out for the season, Wright might step up. However, we've seen this movie before with role players for Stotts. Basically, Arron Afflalo is going to step into Matthews' minutes while Wright, Alonzo Gee, C.J. McCollum and Steve Blake will get Afflalo's 27 minutes. Wright isn't worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:29 pm
    • Rajon Rondo flirts with a triple-double
      Rajon Rondo flirted with a triple-double against the Blazers on Thursday with 10 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, one steal and four turnovers no 5-of-13 from the field.

      Advice: He hit a couple jumpers in the fourth quarter and perhaps the Dallas shooting coach is helping him there. Rondo is going to be a huge reclamation project and made just 30.8 percent of his mid-range shots before tonight this season. His fantasy owners have to be hoping better lines are on the way. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:57 pm
    • Aaron Brooks slows down against the Thunder
      Aaron Brooks made just 2-of-8 from the field against the Thunder on Thursday for six points with three rebounds and seven assists in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He attempted a whopping 23 shots in Tuesday and has at least 15 shots from the field in each of his last three games. Brooks lost a decent chunk of playing time because of the E'twaun Moore Show, but it's unclear if that show will get another episode after its pilot tonight. Brooks is still worth owning in standard leagues and gets a better matchup against the Pacers on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:31 pm
    • E'Twaun Moore scores 19, makes game-winner
      E'Twaun Moore was the unlikeliest hero of the night and drilled a game-winning 3-pointer with one second left to beat the Thunder 108-105 on Thursday, finishing with 19 points, four rebounds, two steals, one block and no turnovers.

      Advice: He had a career high in scoring and made 9-of-10 from the field. Moore also did a bang-up job on Russell Westbrook late in the game and he's likely going to be earning his minutes. The Bulls are going to need someone to play shooting guard and it might be Moore, which mean there will be less minutes for Tony Snell, Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich. He's still going to need to do it again because he scored a combined three points in his previous nine games. Just keep an eye on him in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:10 pm
    • Paul George (leg) noncommittal on return date
      Paul George (leg) was noncommittal when asked about when he'd be able to return to the court this season.

      Advice: "I didn't set any deadline," said George. "I said I was hopeful after two weeks of working out that I'd be in game-playing shape, but there's still no deadline." He also added that he feels he'll be brought along slowly if/when he is able to return to the court, but when he's been practicing, he has not experienced any pain that would hold him back from doing what he needs to do. We'll continue to track George's progress closely, and while he isn't a must-stash guy with no official return date on the calendar, his upside is certainly significant. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:27 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Chi
    • Shaun Livingston gets loose against Bucks
      Shaun Livingston had 16 points and six assists on 7-of-10 shooting in 27 minutes of Wednesday's win over the Bucks.

      Advice: As long as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson can walk, there's no reason to think about adding Livingston, despite tonight's nice line. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:30 pm
    • Jared Dudley starts, posts 'dud' in loss
      Jared Dudley started at shooting guard on Wednesday, but hit just 1-of-5 shots for two points, four rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He was relevant a month ago, but should no longer be owned in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:10 pm
    • Zaza Pachulia bounces back
      Zaza Pachulia, who started and played just 13 scoreless minutes on Tuesday, had 13 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals on 5-of-9 shooting on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's not going to go crazy on most nights with John Henson around, but played well tonight. But as we saw on Tuesday, he's not exactly reliable right now, either. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:06 pm
    • Jordan Clarkson scores 10 in loss to Heat
      Jordan Clarkson hit just 3-of-11 shots, but still had 10 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a 3-pointer in the Lakers loss to Miami on Wednesday.

      Advice: Jeremy Lin is outplaying Clarkson right now off the bench, but Clarkson is still averaging 15.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.4 3-pointers over his last five games, shooting 49 percent from the floor. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:21 pm
    • Jared Dudley will start, Ilyasova off bench
      Jared Dudley will start against the Warriors on Wednesday with Ersan Ilyasova coming off the bench.

      Advice: Coach Jason Kidd said he likes Dudley's communication skills and he thinks the team needs that during this adjustment period. This isn't the first time Ilyasova gets bumped to the bench and it'll be interesting to see how he responds. Dudley can be left on the wire for now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:38 pm
    • Paul George (leg) still without a timetable
      Paul George (leg) has gone through 3-4 full practices and remains without a timetable to return.

      Advice: "I think he’s done three or four practices now; he’s not at full-strength yet so he’s still got some hurdles to get past before he’s able to get out on to the court and play in games," coach Frank Vogel said. "We’re hopeful that that happens this year. We’ll see how the next few weeks progress."Back in February, he was hoping to go through a practice on Mar. 1, so he's slightly ahead of schedule. It sounds like he won't return until late March and the Pacers are likely going to ease him back in before the playoffs. He's not a must-stash player, but give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:54 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Chi
    • Evan Fournier, Luke Ridnour out Wednesday
      Evan Fournier (hip) and Luke Ridnour (hamstring) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: Fournier will miss his third game in a row and he is dealing with a day-to-day issue. Aaron Gordon is back and he should get some minutes for the Magic. Fournier is not worth owning in most leagues while Gordon is not worth owning either. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:19 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Evan Fournier (hip) questionable Wednesday
      Evan Fournier (hip) was limited at practice on Tuesday, and he remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Fournier has missed the last two games and recently said that his hip is still giving him problems, so he is probably closer to doubtful for Wednesday. Fournier has averages of 11.9 points and 1.4 3-pointers this season, so his value is currently limited to deeper leagues at the moment. If Fournier remains sidelined, veteran Willie Green will continue to see an uptick in minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:08 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Zaza Pachulia awful in 13 minutes vs. Denver
      Zaza Pachulia started Tuesday's game but was awful in 13 minutes of action, going scoreless with three turnovers, two fouls and no other stats to his credit.

      Advice: Pachulia was completely out of sorts in an awkward matchup vs. Kenneth Faried, and Jason Kidd wisely opted to limit his playing time after a brutal start to the game. He's off the radar in all but the deepest leagues, regardless of where he begins the game. John Henson (10 points, five boards, one block) is still the center to own in Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:02 pm
    • Jared Dudley (knee) struggles in return Tues
      Jared Dudley (knee) finished Tuesday's loss in Denver with two points, five boards and one assist in 20 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: He shot just 1-of-6 from the field and may not be 100 percent healthy. Standard-league owners can leave him on the waiver wire as long as he's playing 20-25 minutes behind Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Ersan Ilyasova. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:00 pm
    • Aaron Brooks scores 22 points vs. Washington
      Aaron Brooks finally got going vs. the Wizards on Tuesday, scoring 22 points with a pair of 3-pointers, two rebounds, eight assists and one steal.

      Advice: Tony Snell joined the starting lineup tonight in Chicago's 20th different starting five of the season, their most since the 2007-08 season, but the resilient Bulls still pulled out a victory without Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler or Taj Gibson. Brooks was inefficient tonight, shooting 8-of-23 from the field, but he's a worthwhile gamble if you're in need of PG production. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:19 pm
    • Jordan Clarkson scores 19 points in road loss
      Jordan Clarkson had 19 points, one 3-pointer, four assists and one steal in Tuesday's road loss in Charlotte, making 9-of-19 shots including a critical driving layup with nine seconds remaining.

      Advice: The Lakers want Clarkson to play in Summer League but he's rapidly developing into a reliable NBA point guard. "I'm still real excited about Jordan Clarkson," Byron Scott said in late February. "I keep getting excited about that kid because his growth is getting better and better." Fantasy owners can say the same thing, and he deserves to be owned in standard leagues with averages of 14.0 points, 0.9 threes, 3.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.0 steals in 16 starts this season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:27 pm
    • James Jones scores double-digit points
      James Jones scored double-digit points for the third time this season on Tuesday, making 3-of-6 shots with a pair of 3-pointers to finish with 10 points.

      Advice: Jones added six boards, two assists and one steal in 21 minutes, taking advantage of extra opportunities with the game firmly in Cleveland's control by halftime. He has overtaken Mike Miller (12 minutes) in coach David Blatt's rotation, but Jones remains nothing more than a deep-league 3-point specialist. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:25 pm
    • Evan Fournier still dealing with a hip issue
      Evan Fournier is hoping that his sore right hip will continue to get better, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: "You don't want to mess too much with a muscle," Fournier said. "It's very important to take care of your body and make sure you feel good, because it can get worse." Fournier has been sidelined for the past two games, and the Magic have no reason to rush him back before he is 100 percent. If Fournier remains on the shelf for Wednesday's game, veteran Willie Green will continue to be the primary beneficiary off the bench. That being said, owners in standard leagues can ignore both Fournier and Green for now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:22 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Rondo gets aggressive with 19 points in win
      Rajon Rondo was a bit more aggressive in the Mavs' 102-93 win over the Pelicans on Monday, scoring 19 points on 9-of-15 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Rondo did not get a steal and the assist numbers are down, but anything attached to the word 'aggression' should be viewed as a good thing. If he was dropped in an 8-cat league now is probably the time to take a chance on him, since the run-in with Rick Carlisle could produce a turnaround, if that's indeed in the cards. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:26 pm
    • Chris Andersen expected to play
      Chris Andersen is expected to play against the Suns on Monday.

      Advice: The Heat are starting Udonis Haslem at power forward, which means Haslem won't be the backup center. Andersen will likely play minutes around 20 and is only a blocks specialist. This news doesn't affect Hassan Whiteside much. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:48 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • Jared Dudley ready to roll for Tuesday night
      Jared Dudley (knee) will play against the Nuggets on Tuesday.

      Advice: He missed Saturday due to some soreness in his knee cap and looks to be in the clear. Interestingly, every fantasy owner's favorite headache, Ersan Ilyasova, stepped up while Dudley was down, so that is the major fantasy implication here. While Dudley isn't worth owning, it'll be interesting to see what happens with Ghostface Ilya. Dudley isn't worth owning in most leagues while Ilyasova is worth a look -- add at your own risk of course. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:25 am
    • Birdman Andersen questionable for Monday
      Birdman Andersen (illness) is questionable to face the Suns on Monday.

      Advice: The Bird did not go through shootaround, so he may be grounded in the nest for this one. All terrible puns aside, his absence would mean more minutes for Hassan Whiteside with guys like Henry 'Bill' Walker and Michael Beasley filling the gaps if Miami goes small. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:36 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • Jordan Clarkson scores 12 with four assists
      Jordan Clarkson shook off a leg injury during Sunday's game vs. the Thunder, finishing with 12 points, four assists, two boards, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He was limping slightly at one point during the game, but it appears that the rookie is going to be fine and his owners shouldn't be concerned. He also doesn't have to worry about the recent emergence of Jeremy Lin because head coach Byron Scott has opted to put them on the court together, so it looks like Clarkson's role is safe moving forward. The rookie is still worth owning in all leagues and should continue to improve down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:11 pm
    • Aaron Brooks scores 14 inefficient points Sun
      Aaron Brookes scored 14 points on 5-of-17 shooting during Sunday's loss to the Clippers, adding two 3-pointers, one rebound, three assists and two turnovers through 31 minutes of action.

      Advice: Brooks hasn't done much since entering the starting lineup, averaging just 10.0 points, 3.7 assists and 1.7 three-pointers per game. The minutes are there, but the production hasn't come around yet. He's still worth holding onto in standard leagues given the Bulls' dire need for offense, especially with Jimmy Butler (elbow) going down on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:01 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
      Sunday, 1:40 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Rajon Rondo says thoughts over FA are same
      Rajon Rondo said that his thoughts regarding his impending free agency haven't changed since his spat with head coach Rick Carlisle.

      Advice: Rondo is going to hold his cards close to his chest, but he hasn't had the smoothest transition since leaving Boston. He is averaging just 7.6 points, 4.6 assists, 2.8 boards and 3.6 turnovers over his last five games, and he is also shooting just 43 percent from the field and 33 percent from the charity stripe over that span. He still has some value in points leagues, but he is a huge liability in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:51 am
    • Rajon Rondo scores eight in return
      Rajon Rondo scored eight points in his return to the lineup on Saturday against the Nets, adding seven rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 28 minutes.

      Advice: The best part of all this for his fantasy owners is that he didn't go to the free throw line. Rondo looked awful on defense again tonight and ranked dead last on his team for plus-minus at minus-22. He's not a must-own player in standard leagues, but he should be viewed as a mid-to-late-round guy in points leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:17 pm
    • Jared Dudley (knee) out for Saturday
      Jared Dudley (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

      Advice: X-rays were negative on his kneecap and he appears to be day-to-day. However, it's tough to gauge how much time he is going to miss because Dudley did have an issue with his kneecap last year. He can be dropped in most leagues. Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless likely get most of Dudley's minutes. Ilyasova is worth a look in standard leagues and we'll let you know how he does tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:45 pm
    • Chris Andersen (illness) out for Saturday
      Chris Andersen (illness) will not play against the Hawks on Saturday.

      Advice: The Heat are really going to have to get creative here with their minutes at the four and five. Expect to see a number of small-ball lineups next to Hassan Whiteside. Besides Whiteside, we might see more from Henry Walker and Michael Beasley. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:40 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • Chris Andersen is a game-time call for Sat
      Chris Andersen (illness) is a game-time decision to face the Hawks on Saturday.

      Advice: The game tips at 7:30 EST, but the Heat are usually pretty good about providing an update. If he's out, there might be more of Udonis Haslem at the five. Obviously Hassan Whiteside is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:55 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • Rajon Rondo says spat with Carlisle is over
      Rajon Rondo made it clear that his spat with head coach Rick Carlisle is over and that he is ready to move on.

      Advice: "Definitely, he had some frustrations with me and vice-versa," Rondo said. "So communication is definitely key in this situation. We’ve had a couple talks since then, and we’re going to move forward." Rondo was suspended for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks, but he is expected to start against the Nets on Saturday, sending J.J. Barea back to the bench. However, Rondo is averaging just 7.5 points, 4.3 assists and 1.8 rebounds in his last four games, so his owners would be advised to leave him on the bench until he turns things around. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:55 am
    • Brooks hits 2-of-15 shots on rough night
      Aaron Brooks hit just 2-of-15 shots (2-of-8 from deep) for six points, four rebounds, four assists and one steal over 31 minutes on Friday against the Wolves.

      Advice: If any impatient owner drops him after a less-than-spectacular start be ready to pick him up. Yes, the Bulls could bring in another point guard but it's doubtful they'll crack the rotation or impact Brooks' minutes. The diminutive guard has a late-round floor with some mid-round upside probably for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:26 pm
    • Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on knee
      Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on his knee following Friday's game.

      Advice: He said he is dealing with some problems with his kneecap, which bothered him last season. Dudley hasn't played well lately and has clearly been passed by Khris Middleton. If he's out, more minutes will go to Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:54 pm
    • James Jones starting for LeBron
      James Jones will start against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: Revenge game because he started his career with the Pacers? Kidding aside, Jones played just one minute last night and he was out of the rotation earlier this season. Fantasy owners should be looking to J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert more than Jones. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:28 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
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Jordan Clarkson says playing w/ Boozer helps
      Jordan Clarkson said that playing next to Carlos Boozer has helped his game.

      Advice: "It makes it a lot easier having Boozer on the court, a veteran guy that can knock down shots," said Clarkson. "He's out there talking to me throughout the whole time." The Lakers have made it clear that developing Clarkson will be a priority in LA, so it's quite possible that Boozer sticks with the starting lineup as Clarkson's mentor. Clarkson is averaging a respectable 13.6 points, 3.7 assists, and 1.2 steals since entering the starting lineup, and he's well worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:22 pm
    • Rajon Rondo goes through full practice Friday
      Rajon Rondo went through a full practice on Friday, and he will return to the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Rondo has really struggled with the move to Dallas. He's averaging just 9.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.9 turnovers on 40.8 percent shooting since joining the Mavs. He's no longer putting up elite assist totals, which was really his only source of value, and with poor percentages and limited contributions in the major statistical categories, Rondo can be viewed as a drop-candidate in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:57 am
    • Paul George (leg) goes through full practice
      Paul George (leg) went through a full practice on Thursday, but he remains without an official timetable to return.

      Advice: This was George's first full practice since sustaining his gruesome leg injury less than seven months ago, and he was seen running with the starters. Head coach Frank Vogel said, "[George has] got a long way to go before he gets cleared to play," but remained hopeful that he'd be able to return at some point this season. George offers plenty of upside and again stated his desire to return by mid-March following Thursday’s practice. If your team is in a position where you can afford to hold on to the dead roster space while he gets himself into game shape, George is certainly worth the risk. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:56 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Chi
    • Rajon Rondo unlikely to return to Dallas
      Rajon Rondo is unlikely to return to the Mavericks after this season, according to Tim McMahon of ESPN Dallas.

      Advice: While Tyson Chandler expects Rondo's recent run-in with head coach Rick Carlisle to bring the team closer, McMahon thinks the altercation and ensuing one-game suspension will lead the free-agent-to-be to bolt Dallas after the season. A winning season could cure everything here, but Rondo has spoken about his desire to be wooed during the free agency period so this latest incident likely won't help the Mavericks' chances to retain the mercurial point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:12 am
    • Rajon Rondo will start vs Nets on Saturday
      Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said Rajon Rondo will start against the Nets on Saturday after serving a one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.

      Advice: An on-court verbal exchange and ensuing post-game shouting match in the locker room led to a one-game suspension for Rondo, but Carlisle is ready to move forward. "It’s one game, we’ll be off [Thursday]," Carlisle said. "He’ll practice Friday, and he’ll be back in the starting lineup on Saturday. The events of last night are in the past. And we’ve got to move forward." It sounds like it's safe for fantasy owners to plug Rondo back into their lineups for Saturday's game against the Nets, while J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will return to bench roles. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:12 am
    • Jordan Clarkson scores career-high 22 in win
      Jordan Clarkson hit 10-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for a career-high 22 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in Wednesday's win over the Jazz.

      Advice: Jeremy Lin hit just 3-of-12 shots for eight points and three assists tonight, after going off for 25 and 18 points in his previous two games. Clarkson had cooled off recently and appeared to be losing traction to Lin, but is still averaging 13.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 0.8 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five. As long as he's starting, he still looks like a much safer play than Lin at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:35 pm
    • Aaron Brooks plays 28 minutes on Wed
      Aaron Brooks played 28 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday during a start, scoring 12 points with four rebounds, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made 4-of-12 from the field, was 3-of-8 from the line, and didn't turn the ball over. If Brooks is indeed going to play 28 minutes per game, he should absolutely be worth owning in standard leagues based on his per-minute production, averaging 10.6 points, 2.7 dimes, 0.6 steals and 1.5 treys in just 19.9 minutes per game this season. If you need a point guard, he is a very attractive option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:29 pm
    • Zaza Pachulia plays 19 minutes on Wed
      Zaza Pachulia played 19 minutes on Wednesday against the 76ers with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: He saw a big increase from his six minutes on Monday, but he played a lot less than John Henson. Considering how well Henson played tonight, it's hard to be encouraged by Pachulia. Fantasy owners in most leagues will want to keep Pachulia on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:55 pm
    • Zaza Pachulia starting, John Henson benched
      Zaza Pachulia will start against 76ers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has been coming off the bench, but he'll be back in the starting lineup tonight. Pachulia only played six minutes on Monday and he's basically in a three-way timeshare with John Henson and Miles Plumlee. He can be left on the wire in most leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:02 pm
    • Aaron Brooks starting at PG vs. Charlotte
      Aaron Brooks will start at PG against the Hornets on Wednesday.

      Advice: Derrick Rose (knee) is out indefinitely, leaving Brooks with a clear path to sustained fantasy value down the stretch. Kirk Hinrich has been banged up and ineffective for months, and Tom Thibodeau isn't shy about giving his starters heavy minutes. Brooks still has explosive offensive potential and he should be owned in all leagues while we see how the Bulls' rotation shakes out in Rose's absence. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:18 pm
    • Rondo, Carlisle had 2nd argument after game
      Rajon Rondo and coach Rick Carlisle had another "emotionally charged dispute in the locker room after the game," according to ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon.

      Advice: Rondo is not going to play tonight because of it and these arguments may hurt his playing time going forward, though Carlisle said Rondo will start Saturday's game as usual. The Mavericks are not much better with Rondo on the floor and they probably won't miss him tonight. In fact, his Mavs teammates made only 47.9 percent from the field off passes from Rondo. Before Rondo arrived, the Mavs were making 49.1 percent from the field off Monta Ellis passes. Rondo is not a must-own player in standard leagues. Meanwhile, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will step up. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:58 pm
    • Mavs suspend Rajon Rondo for one game
      Rajon Rondo has been suspended for Wednesday's game against the Hawks due to conduct detrimental to the team.

      Advice: He got into an argument with Rick Carlisle on Tuesday and his coach benched him after that. Rondo has been awful this season and it'll be interesting to see how the Mavericks put their lineups together. The former Celtic has actually been below average as defender and the Mavericks have also fallen as an offense since he's joined them, so this suspension might help them tonight. With Rondo out, it'll be J.J. Barea likely to start with Devin Harris also getting more run. Expect to see Monta Ellis have a bigger responsibility as well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:51 pm
    • Devin Harris thrives in expanded role Tuesday
      Devin Harris took advantage of Rajon Rondo's second-half benching on Tuesday, scoring 14 points with three rebounds, five assists and a season-high four steals in 28 minutes.

      Advice: The steals tied the season-high Harris set on Sunday but his playing time was inflated by Rondo's temporary absence, and he remains a borderline option in 12-team leagues. Give him a look if your waiver wire is thread-bare and you're in need of typical PG production -- 3-pointers, assists, steals and FT percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:38 pm
       
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      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Shaun Livingston quiet in return to GSW bench
      Shaun Livingston moved back to the bench on Tuesday, playing 14 minutes to finish with six points on 3-of-5 shooting, two rebounds and two assists.

      Advice: He started Sunday's game with Steph Curry (ankle) unavailable, but still scored only eight points with two assists. Klay Thompson, Leandro Barbosa and Andre Iguodala are all capable of handling the ball when Steph's off the court, which eradicates any upside for Livingston. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:39 pm
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