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    • Kevin Love (illness) will play Wednesday
      Kevin Love (illness) will play in Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: This is excellent news for the Cavaliers, as Love was in serious danger of missing this one after not participating in the morning shootaround due to flu-like symptoms. Owners will want to activate Love in all lineups, even if he is at less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:21 pm
    • Joel Freeland listed as starter for the Blazers
      Joel Freeland is listed as the starting center to face the Bucks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Coach Terry Stotts has changed his lineups just before tip several times, so this is not necessarily set in stone. It does make sense because Chris Kaman isn't capable of playing big minutes at age 32 with a ton of injuries in his career. Additionally, Kaman's wife is expecting to give birth, so that could be a factor here, too. Kaman is still worth a look in standard leagues while Freeland could have value in deep formats. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:34 pm
    • Alex Len listed as probable starter Wed.
      Alex Len is listed as the probable starter to face the Hornets on Wednesday.

      Advice: There wasn't much of a doubt, but it's worth a quick mention. Len was a letdown in his first start on Monday, fouling out in 19 minutes. The second-year center also has 6.2 fouls per 36 minutes, so this is a problem. He is still a very good shot blocker and shoots the ball well, so there is some upside here. He should be on the radar in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:11 pm
    • Joakim Noah says he'll play on Thursday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) said he will play against the Knicks on Thursday.

      Advice: It's the Bulls, so he's not a complete lock to play. Noah has been held out of the lineup for the past four games, but he did go through practice. Upon his return, Taj Gibson will lose some minutes while Nikola Mirotic will also lose some playing time -- he's struggled lately. Noah's owners can pencil him in for their lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:41 am
       
      Injured
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) expects to play Thursday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) fully expects to play against the Knicks on Thursday if all goes well.

      Advice: He practiced fully on Wednesday and as long as he is feeling up for it he will play against the Knicks. Noah has missed the last four games, but owners can finally expect to have him back and would be wise to get him in their lineups. Taj Gibson would likely slide back to the bench with this news and Nikola Mirotic could potentially fall out of the rotation. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:01 am
       
      Injured
    • Dwight Howard (knee) goes through shootaround
      Dwight Howard (knee) participated in the morning shootaround, but is still questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Denver.

      Advice: His status will likely be determined closer to tip-off, so his owners will have to frequently check back for updates. If he is held out of Wednesday's game, Tarik Black would likely start but still wouldn't be an asset in most leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:52 am
    • Chris Bosh (calf) out again on Wednesday
      Chris Bosh (calf) will not play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: This is no surprise, as Bosh is considered out indefinitely and could miss several weeks. Josh McRoberts (knee) could be lost for the season, so it will be up to Justin Hamilton, Udonis Haslem, and Shawne Willimas to soak up extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:51 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Ognjen Kuzmic assigned to NBA D-League
      Ognjen Kuzmic was assigned to the NBA D-League on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is not close to being in the rotation in Golden State, so the big man will have to garner as much experience as he can in the D-League. Kuzmic can be safely ignored in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:49 am
    • Tiago Splitter (calf) will play on Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will play on Wednesday vs. Memphis.

      Advice: The team made it clear that he was simply rested on Monday, and he did not aggravate his calf injury. That is great news for the Spurs, as they could really use Splitter's size against Marc Gasol Wednesday. However, Splitter is still being eased back into the rotation and can be ignored in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 9:45 am
    • Cody Zeller (nose) will start on Wednesday
      Cody Zeller (nose) will start on Wednesday vs. the Suns.

      Advice: He will likely be playing in a mask, so it will be interesting to see if it has an impact on his game. Zeller has held onto the starting gig for now, but has failed to impress so far and often looks lost on the floor. Zeller is still worth a look in most leagues if he ever lives up to his potential, but we wouldn't recommend cutting a player you would miss for him. Marvin William's value takes a big hit with this news. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:26 am
    • John Henson (foot) listed as out for Wed
      John Henson (foot) is listed as out for Wednesday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: There is still no clear indication as to when he will be ready, but the Bucks could certainly use him now that Jabari Parker (knee) was ruled out for the remainder of the season. We will update Henson's status when we know more, but owners should keep an eye on him in deeper leagues for his ability to block shots and rebound. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:58 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Por
    • Kevin Love (illness) is game-time decision
      Kevin Love (illness) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: He wasn't able to participate in the morning shootaround, so owners will have to check back prior to tip-off for the official word. If Love can't go, Tristan Thompson would likely play all the minutes he could handle and would be worth a look in all leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:50 am
    • Pero Antic (illness) will be active on Wed
      Pero Antic (illness) will be active for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers.

      Advice: He has missed the past three games so the illness must have been pretty serious. However, Antic is said to be doing better and should return to his normal role off of the bench. He has averaged just 16.8 minutes per game this season, so he can be ignored in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:29 am
    • Ivan Johnson suspended one game in D-League
      Ivan Johnson was suspended for one game in the NBA D-League after making contact with a referee on Dec. 9.

      Advice: Johnson was last seen in the NBA playing for the Hawks in 2013, but this certainly isn't gong to help his chances of making it back to the league. Johnson is a solid rebounder, but until he can prove that he can consistently play at a high level he won't make it out of the D-League. He shouldn't be on any fantasy radars. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:24 am
    • Steven Adams dealing with minor calf issue
      Steven Adams is dealing with a minor calf issue, and he was seen icing it postgame.

      Advice: It is not expected to be serious, and he shouldn't be in danger of missing any time. Expect him to be active on Thursday vs. the Warriors, and check back for updates prior to tip-off just to be safe. Adams is too inconsistent to be used in standard leagues, but if you are in need of blocks and rebounds he is worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:11 am
    • Reggie Evans disappoints in start Tuesday
      Reggie Evans was disappointing in a start on Tuesday, playing just 19 minutes and finishing with four points, six boards, one assist and one block.

      Advice: He rightfully replaced Ryan Hollins in the starting lineup, but failed to impress in what was an off night for the rebounding machine. DeMarcus Cousins (illness) could be back as soon as Thursday, so there is no reason for Evans to be owned outside of the deepest of leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:43 pm
    • Ryan Hollins returns to bench on Tuesday
      Ryan Hollins returned to the bench on Tuesday in favor of Reggie Evans, and finished with six points, nine boards and three assists in 17 minutes.

      Advice: He actually played really well in limited minutes and even caused some problems for the Thunder in the paint. However, even as a starter Hollins wasn't an option in most fantasy leagues, so the fact that he is coming off the bench means he can be cut across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:39 pm
    • Ryan Hollins benched in favor of Reggie Evans
      Ryan Hollins will come off of the bench behind Reggie Evans for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder.

      Advice: This move was long overdue, as Hollins failed to make an impact for the Kings in the starting lineup. There is a chance that DeMarcus Cousins (illness) could return on Thursday, so Evans is only worth a look as a daily plug-and-play or for owners looking for short-term value. Hollins on the other hand, should not be owned in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:07 pm
    • Reggie Evans to draw the start on Tuesday
      Reggie Evans is set to draw the start for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder, replacing Ryan Hollins.

      Advice: Hollins has been ineffective in the starting lineup, so the move makes sense. Hollins can be cut across the board while Evans is worth a look for short-term value for owners in need of rebounding. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:02 pm
    • Pero Antic (illness) will be active for Wed.
      Pero Antic (illness) will be activated for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: Antic has a very limited role with the Hawks this season, and is currently averaging just 5.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. He can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:40 pm
    • Dwight Howard (knee) questionable for Wed.
      Dwight Howard (right knee strain) is now being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Denver

      Advice: Howard returned to the lineup on Saturday, logging 30 minutes and putting up 26 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks. However, he said he felt "tight" on Sunday, and it's a bit concerning that the Rockets are listing him as questionable after he missed a month with the injury. If he's forced to sit, Tarik Black would slide back into the starting lineup, although he doesn’t do enough to warrant consideration in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:56 am
    • Cody Zeller (broken nose) questionable Wed.
      Cody Zeller suffered a broken nose during Monday's game, and is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Phoenix.

      Advice: Zeller will need to be fitted for a mask, and if he's unable to go on Wednesday, Marvin Williams would get all the minutes he can handle. Noah Vonleh could also step into the rotation, although head coach Steve Clifford has been pretty reluctant to give Vonleh minutes, so it's more likely Charlotte would go small with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist seeing minutes at the four-spot. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:26 am
    • Pero Antic returns to Hawks practice Tuesday
      Pero Antic (illness) returned to Hawks practice on Tuesday and will likely be upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Antic has missed three games with the flu, but it sounds like he's getting closer to a return. The 32-year-old is only averaging 5.3 points and 2.6 boards on the season, however, so he can be ignored outside the very deepest of fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:33 am
    • Spoelstra unsure how long Chris Bosh out
      Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said he doesn't know how long Chris Bosh (calf) will be out and can't even put a guess on it.

      Advice: While Bosh was a limited participant in Monday's practice, Spoelstra's comments allude to a lengthier absence than just a game or two. With Josh McRoberts (knee) out and Dwyane Wade (illness) questionable for Tuesday's game against the Nets, we could see a lot of Justin Hamilton, Udonis Haslem, and Shawne Williams in the short-term. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:32 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Freeland could be looking at playing time
      Joel Freeland played 15 minutes in Monday's win, scoring six points on 3-of-6 shooting with four rebounds and he could see a big playing time boost with Robin Lopez (hand) getting hurt.

      Advice: Freeland has had a few nice moments this season and would be ahead of Meyers Leonard if we're guessing by looking at this season's results. Chances are Terry Stotts will use both guys and also Thomas Robinson (seven points, three boards, nine minutes) in equal amounts -- negating the upside of any of them. Chris Kaman is the only beneficiary here and he's a must-add player. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:42 pm
    • Alex Len fouls out in his first start
      Alex Len fouled out in his first start against the Bucks on Monday, making 2-of-7 from the field for six points, six boards, one steal and three blocks.

      Advice: He was a great fit for the Suns with their smaller guys around him. Len has a good rapport with Eric Bledsoe and does have 0.9 blocks per game in just 18.2 minutes. On the downside, his fouls are way too high, so he'll need to get that rectified to have a nice run. Still, the upside in blocks to go with solid percentages make him a desirable, high-ceiling player. He's more of a stash, though. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:31 pm
    • Turn back the clock: Love posts 22-18-5-4-4
      Kevin Love scored 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting (including four threes) with a season-high 18 rebounds, five assists and four steals in Monday's win over the Bobcats.

      Advice: Don't look now but Love is a top 25-30 value and trending upward. The buy low window slams with the output. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:27 pm
    • Cody Zeller suffers nasal contusion
      Cody Zeller suffered a nasal contusion and the Bobcats don't think he suffered a concussion in Monday's game.

      Advice: Zeller played 18 minutes with four points and three boards and that's been his workload for a bit now. Marvin Williams will see his minutes guaranteed if Zeller misses any time, but a nose bruise doesn't sound too serious so we're calling him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:44 pm
    • Alex Len taking over as starting center
      Alex Len will start in place of Miles Plumlee on Monday against the Bucks.

      Advice: Miles Plumlee will come off the bench tonight. The Suns were destroyed up front last night against the Thunder and Plumlee hasn't progressed at all. Meanwhile, Len has shown some flashes and he certainly deserves a look as the starter. If you need a center in a deeper league, feel free to give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:59 pm
    • Pero Antic won't play on Monday
      Pero Antic (illness) will not play on Monday against the Bulls.

      Advice: It's his third game out with the flu, but the Hawks do not need him anyway. Antic barely had any value last season even with the Hawks decimated by injuries, so there's little incentive to owning him in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:45 pm
    • Joakim Noah will not play on Monday night
      Joakim Noah (ankle) will not play against the Hawks on Monday.

      Advice: He was doubtful for this one and had almost no chance to play. Noah could miss more time and the Bulls are not going to rush him back considering they have such great depth behind him. Taj Gibson will start and is a must-start play while Nikola Mirotic will also get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:01 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dwight Howard had some soreness
      Dwight Howard "was tight" on Sunday after a game on Saturday, but is good to go for Wednesday.

      Advice: He played 30 minutes after missing a month, so some soreness was to be expected. Luckily, the Rockets have a few days off before they'll play on Wednesday. He can be inserted into most fantasy lineups now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:43 pm
    • Tiago Splitter out on Monday night
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will not play against the Blazers on Monday.

      Advice: The team is calling it "right calf rehabilitation,"so it's not an aggravation. Splitter needed about six weeks to get over his calf strain from the first week of the season and the Spurs are going to take it easy on him. While he's out, expect Aron Baynes to get some extra work. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:43 pm
    • Chris Bosh out Tuesday, could miss weeks?
      Chris Bosh (calf) was a limited participant in Monday's practice and will not travel to Brooklyn for Tuesday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Bosh is facing the possibility of missing weeks with his calf injury, but it sounds like it will really be day-by-day for the time being. With Josh McRoberts (knee) out indefinitely and Dwyane Wade (flu) questionable against the Nets, the Heat are devolving into a giant mess. Justin Hamilton, Udonis Haslem and Shawne Williams will help to fill in for Bosh (and McRoberts). Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:19 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Chris Bosh admits to losing quickness, speed
      Chris Bosh admitted to losing some quickness and speed in a recent interview.

      Advice: Discussing how his game has changed since taking over as the primary option, Bosh explained, "My mid-range is more solid, which it has to be, because I've lost some quickness and speed. My three-point shot is a lot better. I'm a better passer, and the game is a little bit more under control." Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:08 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) doubtful to play Monday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Hawks.

      Advice: We would be shocked if Noah played. Without him, Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic will all see more playing time. The Bulls are also playing the second of a back-to-back, so that's something to consider when filling out lineups in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:08 am
       
      Injured
    • Chris Bosh (calf) could be out for weeks?
      There is a possibility that Chris Bosh (calf) could be out for "a few weeks."

      Advice: Bosh is being listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Nets, but he's expected to be reevaluated on Monday. Bosh had no explanation for the injury, and he said that if he tries to play through the injury, "the muscle could tear away from the bone." If Bosh misses extended time, Dwyane Wade will be asked to carry a bigger load for the Heat, but pretty much everyone will have to step up as no one man will replace Bosh's statistical production. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:53 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Pero Antic will be game-time call on Monday
      Pero Antic (illness) is at shootaround on Monday, and he will be a game-time decision against the Bulls.

      Advice: Antic missed Friday and Saturday with an illness, but it appears he's good to go after missing the last couple of games. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:05 am
    • Tiago Splitter logs 20 minutes as starting C
      Tiago Splitter made his first start of the season on Sunday, playing 20 minutes to finish with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover.

      Advice: Splitter missed 20 of the Spurs' first 21 games this season and it's predictable that San Antonio wouldn't overload him with minutes upon his return -- he's only been in the NBA for five years but he's 29 years old. That said, his per-minute production is enviable and he should still hold value for deep-league owners in need of FG percentage, rebounds and blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:58 pm
    • Chris Bosh (calf) is unsure of his return
      Chris Bosh (calf) is unsure when he will return to action for the Heat, and is expected to be re-evaluated on Monday to determine his status for Tuesday's game vs. Brooklyn.

      Advice: "It wasn't anything that happened in particular, no one play," Bosh said. "It's a strain, and we're trying to see how my body responds. Hopefully it'll be better tomorrow, but it's a day-by-day thing." Bosh had to miss Sunday's game, and his absence was clearly felt as the Heat were crushed by the Bulls. We expect an update from the Heat soon, and if Bosh has to miss any time expect Shawne Williams, Justin Hamilton, and Josh McRoberts (knee) to see a boost in playing time. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:34 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Tiago Splitter replaces Matt Bonner on Sunday
      Tiago Splitter will draw the start for the Spurs against the Nuggets on Sunday, replacing Matt Bonner.

      Advice: Splitter likely won't play very many minutes as the Spurs ease him back into action, but owners in deep leagues should monitor him in case he gets hot. The Spurs change their lineups often, so this likely won't be a permanent move. Bonner, however, shouldn't be owned in almost any league and this news solidifies that. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:00 pm
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) out Sunday vs. Miami
      Joakim Noah (ankle) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Heat.

      Advice: Taj Gibson, Pau Gasol, and Nikola Mirotic will all see an uptick in value with Noah sidelined, and make for quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues against a depleted Miami frontcourt. Plan accordingly. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:46 pm
       
      Injured
    • Chris Bosh (calf) out Sunday vs. Chicago
      Chris Bosh (calf strain) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Bosh said he strained his calf sometime during the Jazz game on Friday, but he did not notice the injury until Saturday. With both Bosh and Josh McRoberts (knee) sidelined, Shawne Williams and Udonis Haslem will see some increased opportunity. However, Dwyane Wade will be tasked with carrying the offensive workload, and he is the guy people should target in daily leagues with Bosh out. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:33 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Heat.

      Advice: He has missed the Bulls last two games, and he appears likely to sit this one out as well. Noah said on Friday that his ankle is showing signs of improvement, but knowing the Bulls they will probably proceed with extreme caution. Owners should have a backup plan ready and we expect Taj Gibson to start and play big minutes if Noah sits. Nikola Mirotic would also continue to have a good role off of the bench and could be a sneaky plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:05 am
       
      Injured
    • Ryan Hollins plays despite death of father
      Ryan Hollins played in Saturday's loss to the Pistons after his father passed away that same morning, finishing with six points, eight boards, one assist and two blocks in 26 minutes.

      Advice: We wish him the best and it is great to see him muster up the courage to play despite the tragic loss of his father. The Sacramento locker room was clearly distraught but it is always nice to see a team rally around a player in need of support. While he is starting in place of DeMarcus Cousins, Hollins is only a short term option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:32 am
    • Dwight Howard scores 26 points in his return
      Dwight Howard played 30 minutes in his return to the lineup against the Nuggets on Saturday, scoring 26 points with 13 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks.

      Advice: He was 9-of-11 from the field and 8-of-18 from the line, so it was like he never left. Howard picked up his 10,000th rebound of his career tonight and dominated in the paint on both ends. The Rockets are off until Wednesday, so Dwight gets to heal after being off for almost one month. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:05 pm
    • Pero Antic (illness) is inactive for Saturday
      Pero Antic (illness) is inactive for Saturday's game vs. the Magic.

      Advice: He also missed Friday's game so we could see this one coming. Antic plays limited minutes off of the bench so his absence won't have a significant effect on the rotation. Mike Muscala, Mike Scott, and Elton Brand all figure to see more minutes but none of them are fantasy options in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:32 pm
    • Dwight Howard expected to play 20-24 minutes
      Dwight Howard (knee) is expected to play 20-24 minutes in his return on Saturday.

      Advice: He'll play in 4-5 minute spurts, according to coach Kevin McHale. The Rockets played really well without Howard and they certainly won't want him to aggravate his knee injury, so he could see limited playing time for a few games. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:26 pm
    • Dwight Howard will play on Saturday vs. DEN
      Dwight Howard (knee) will play against the Nuggets on Saturday.

      Advice: "I'm just thankful to be back out there," Howard said. "Nobody wants to sit on the bench in a suit and watch his team play." The Rockets have been rolling without him, winning nine of their last 10 games. Howard has been out since Nov. 19 and should get a good amount of minutes. Donatas Motiejunas should see his usage rate go down while Tarik Black and Joey Dorsey will lose most of their minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:01 pm
    • Dwight Howard (knee) upgraded to probable
      Dwight Howard (knee) was upgraded to probable for Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets.

      Advice: After sitting out for 11 games in a row, Howard may finally make his return to the court in a favorable matchup with Denver. There is still a chance he sits, so owners need to be on alert for any updates prior to the game. If Howard sits, Donatas Motiejunas will continue to be a must-start option while Tarik Black and Joey Dorsey will also see increased run. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:45 am
    • Adams double-doubles with 16 and 11
      Steven Adams double-doubled with a season-high 16 points, 11 rebounds and one block over 29 minutes in Friday's win.

      Advice: Adams hit 8-of-12 shots and he needs to do this for about a week straight before we'll spend a lot of time breaking down his value. He's outside of the top-200. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:29 pm
    • Pero Antic will not play against the Magic
      Pero Antic (illness) will not play against the Magic on Friday.

      Advice: He's only playing minutes in the teens and made just 37.1 percent from the field on the season anyway, so the Hawks won't miss him. Mike Muscala has stepped it up and figures to get in the rotation again tonight even with Mike Scott returning from an illness. Muscala is not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:54 pm
    • Joakim Noah says ankle improving, knee fine
      Joakim Noah stated during Friday morning's shootaround that his ankle is improving, and his knee is fine, but he remains out vs. Portland.

      Advice: It's nice to know that Noah is making improvements, and hopefully some rest will be the cure for his ailing ankle and knee. Taj Gibson will remain with the starting unit as long as Noah is sidelined, and he'll make for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Nikola Mirotic will also see extended minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:16 am
       
      Injured
    • Dwight Howard listed as doubtful for now
      Dwight Howard (knee) is still listed as doubtful for Saturday.

      Advice: The Rockets will likely update his status tomorrow and he is expected to be upgraded in some capacity. Howard and the Rockets are hopeful he can play, so players like Donatas Motiejunas, Tarik Black and Joey Dorsey will lose some playing time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:12 am
    • Pero Antic (flu) doubtful Friday vs. Orlando
      Pero Antic (flu-like symptoms) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

      Advice: As long as Paul Millsap and Al Horford are healthy, Antic shouldn't be owned in most leagues. Elton Brand and Mike Muscala will pick up most of Antic's reserve minutes, but neither guy is worth a spot-start. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:02 am
    • Kevin Love double-doubles in loss to OKC
      Kevin Love made 5-of-13 from the field for 18 points during a 103-94 loss to the Thunder on Thursday with 16 boards, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

      Advice: He had a somewhat successful outing against Serge Ibaka and was part of the reason Ibaka fouled out. Love didn't play on the ball much tonight and his role has completely changed compared to last year. Still, he's coming on nicely and did make 50.4 percent from the field in his previous 10 games. He'll get to cover Anthony Davis on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:06 pm
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) out Friday vs. Portland
      Joakim Noah (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Trail Blazers.

      Advice: That means that Taj Gibson will draw another start, and he'll make for a quality play in daily leagues. Nikola Mirotic will also see some extended minutes off the bench, and he too will make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:13 pm
       
      Injured
    • John Henson (foot) targeting West Coast trip
      John Henson (foot) is hopeful to return sometime during the Bucks upcoming West Coast road trip, which begins on Dec. 15.

      Advice: "I'm still trying to get some swelling out and make sure it's pain free," said Henson. "I'm still trying for the West Coast trip but we'll see." Henson has been out since Nov. 25, and still has yet to return to practice. He was averaging a meager 4.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game before going down, so he can only be viewed as an asset in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:55 pm
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Por
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) doesn't practice Thursday
      Joakim Noah (ankle) did not practice on Thursday, and is unlikely to play Friday vs. Portland.

      Advice: If Noah is unable to go, Taj Gibson will draw another start, and Nikola Mirotic will see extended minutes off the bench. Both guys would make for solid plug-and-play options in daily leagues, but Gibson offers the most upside. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:20 pm
       
      Injured
    • Dwight Howard targeting Saturday return
      Dwight Howard (knee) is aiming to return for Saturday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Howard will have missed 11 consecutive games leading up to Saturday, but there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. "That's the plan," Howard said of his potential Saturday return. "I don't want to put a date on it, but that might be the best time. We'll have a couple days of practice and I should be ready to go." Once Howard is ready to return, Tarik Black will take a spot on the Rockets' bench while Donatas Motiejunas will see his fantasy value take a bit of a hit. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:24 am
    • Chris Bosh surprisingly quiet vs. Nuggets
      Chris Bosh, who had 34 points on Tuesday, hit just 5-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 14 points, two rebounds and a block against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Nuggets generally get abused by opposing bigs, so this line from Bosh was a disappointment. Dwyane Wade had 10 points on 4-of-15 shooting in a blowout loss, and you can expect both players to bounce back on Friday, when they face the Jazz in Utah. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:09 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Tiago Splitter plays eight minutes vs. Knicks
      Tiago Splitter played eight minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday with three points, one rebound, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: Not a bad start with the blocks and Splitter should have decent per-minute value. The problem is that the Spurs are going to keep his minutes in check because they don't want Splitter to aggravate his calf issue. He won't be worth owning in most leagues for a bit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:25 pm
    • Tiago Splitter getting 8-12 minutes
      Tiago Splitter will play 8-12 minutes on Wednesday against the Knicks.

      Advice: It'll be his first game in the lineup all season. Splitter has dealt with calf issues for much of the past two seasons and the Spurs are going to be careful. If Tim Duncan sits, Aron Baynes is the preferred big-man play. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:10 pm
    • Tiago Splitter is probable on Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) is probable to face the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: It will be his season debut and the Spurs are more inclined to play him now with Kawhi Leonard (hand) out. Splitter wasn't great last season, so fantasy owners should just take a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:49 pm
    • Dwight Howard out until Saturday night
      Dwight Howard (knee) will not play against the Warriors on Wednesday and the Kings on Thursday.

      Advice: He is getting a little closer to a return and even did some stuff in practice today, but it's not going to happen yet. Howard has been out since Nov. 17 and the team is hopeful he will play on Saturday. Tarik Black will start while Donatas Motiejunas also benefits. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:24 am
    • Tiago Splitter (calf) could return Wednesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) could return for Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: Splitter has seen just 10 minutes of action this season, so it is a sure bet that the Spurs will bring him along very slowly. Outside of extremely deep leagues, Splitter won't be an asset for the foreseeable future, but his return could dampen the value of Boris Diaw and the physical bruiser they call Aron Baynes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:17 am
    • Joakim Noah (ankle) out for Wednesday's game
      Joakim Noah (ankle) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Nets as expected.

      Advice: Taj Gibson (ankle) is probable and will start if he is feeling good prior to the game. Gibson could be in for a big game with Brook Lopez (back) sidelined for the Nets and should make for an excellent plug-and-play option. Nikola Mirotic will also be relevant once again and could potentially be the first big off of the bench for the Bulls, making for a sneaky play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:21 am
       
      Injured
    • Ryan Hollins plays poorly in 14 bench minutes
      Ryan Hollins returned to the Kings' bench on Tuesday, where he posted two points, six rebounds, one turnover and three personal fouls in 14 minutes of action.

      Advice: Hollins has played for seven NBA teams during his eight-year professional career, and his journeyman status says plenty about his lack of productivity. Fantasy owners can safely ignore him. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:32 pm
    • Reggie Evans has 14 rebounds as Kings starter
      Reggie Evans took over as the Kings' starting PF on Tuesday, scoring eight points with 14 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 30 minutes of action.

      Advice: Evans made 3-of-3 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs, and he has eclipsed the Kings' other big men during DeMarcus Cousins' extended absence. His fantasy value is almost exclusively limited to rebounding, but he's worth a look with DeMarcus Cousins (viral meningitis) out indefinitely. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:15 pm
    • Steven Adams quiet, again, in just 13 minutes
      Steven Adams had another whisper-quiet start at center on Tuesday, scoring four points with six rebounds in 13 minutes of action.

      Advice: He's averaging 14.3 minutes over OKC's past three games, and five different reserves logged more playing time than Adams did on Tuesday. His disappointing start to the season should have reduced him to waiver-wire fodder in nearly all leagues -- anyone still clinging to his perceived upside should cut him loose. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:31 pm
    • Chris Bosh scores season-high 34 points
      Chris Bosh scored a season-high 34 points in Tuesday's win over the Suns, adding nine rebounds, one assist, four steals, and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He feasted on the Suns all game, and was clinical down the stretch with 24 of his points coming in the second half. After ripping into his teammates for their lackluster defense recently, Bosh led by example by shooting 14-of-21 from the field and by playing with force on both ends of the court. His great season continues as the Heat's primary scoring option, and he has shown no signs of slowing down. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:24 pm
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • Reggie Evans to start against Lakers Tuesday
      Reggie Evans is set to start in Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, replacing Ryan Hollins.

      Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (illness) has already been ruled out for the week, so owners in need of rebounding can give Evans a long look. Ryan Hollins wasn't even a fantasy option as a starter, so he can be ignored in almost all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:12 pm
    • Tiago Splitter game-time decision for Weds
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, according to head coach Gregg Popovich.

      Advice: Splitter's eventual return will cut into the minutes and production of Boris Diaw, Matt Bonner, and Aron Baynes, but there's no reason to stash the big man in any fantasy league right now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:10 am
    • Evans grabs 13 rebounds in win over UTA
      Reggie Evans scored six points on 2-of-4 shooting with 13 rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes on Monday against the Jazz.

      Advice: Evans is a necessary evil for Mike Malone and he could be a late-round value on the strength of his rebounding, though his defensive liabilities and decision-making can pull him off the court at any time and kill his value in a snap. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:11 pm
    • Love, Cavs cruise in front of British royalty
      Kevin Love scored 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with 14 rebounds and one assist in the Cavs' blowout win over the Nets on Monday.

      Advice: Love is slowly putting things together but he needs to continue enhancing his role in order to reach his ADP. The game itself was a circus with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Jay-Z, Beyonce and a T-shirt protest by players from both teams for the decision not to indict the NYPD officer who put Staten Island resident Eric Garner in a fatal choke hold over the summer. LeBron James added 18 points with a full stat line and Kyrie Irving cooled off with seven points and five rebounds on 2-of-10 shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:00 pm
    • Reggie Evans will start against the Jazz
      Reggie Evans will start against the Jazz on Monday.

      Advice: The Kings have been bringing him off the bench, but the minutes have been there. Evans won't really do much outside of grab some boards, so he's not a great pickup in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:57 pm
    • Tiago Splitter not returning for Tuesday
      Tiago Splitter (calf) will not return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Jazz.

      Advice: He is getting closer and perhaps the Spurs can have him back for Wednesday against the Knicks. There's no reason to stash Splitter in almost any league. Boris Diaw, Matt Bonner and Aron Baynes will help out next to Tim Duncan. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 2:01 pm
    • Chris Bosh rips Heat effort on defensive end
      Chris Bosh lit into the Heat's defense following Sunday's loss to the Grizzlies.

      Advice: "It’s open season," Bosh said. "Until we take more pride in that as a unit, it’s just not going to happen. We’ve got to individually guard the ball with passion, and everything else with follow." "It’s a work in progress," Dwyane Wade added. "The ball is going in for the other team at a rapid pace" The Heat stand 9-11 after losing five of their last six. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 8, 7:03 am
       
      Injured
      4:30 pm vs Uta
    • John Henson (foot) out again on Sunday
      John Henson (foot) is out as expected for Sunday's game vs. Dallas.

      Advice: He is said to be targeting a return to action on Dec. 15, but he will likely return to a minimal role. Henson has a ton of upside and may be worth a stash in deeper leagues, but owners in standard leagues can do better. Expect more minutes for promising rookie Jabari Parker. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 7, 9:46 am
       
      Injured
      7:00 pm @ Por
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