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  • Markieff Morris plays just 17 mins in blowout
    Markieff Morris played just 17 minutes during Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors, tallying 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with three boards, one assist, two 3-pointers, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: It's been an up-and-down season for Kieff, and while he's currently earning a career-high usage rate of 26.1, that just hasn't been translating to the stat sheet like it should. While tonight's dud can largely be attributed to the stellar defense of Draymond Green, Morris is still only putting up late-round value on the year behind averages of 13.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 0.9 three-pointers per game on 40.5 percent shooting. Morris might not want to play in Phoenix, but it's tough to see him getting this much opportunity in another city. Today, 12:58 am
  • Gorgui Dieng gets minutes again
    Gorgui Dieng played 27 minutes against the Kings on Friday with eight points, eight boards, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: Even though his minutes have really spiked in his last three games, he hasn't played a second next to Karl-Anthony Towns in that span. In his last three, Dieng averaged 10.0 points, 7.7 boards, 1.7 blocks and 27.3 minutes. If you think the Towns' benching is going to continue, give him a look in any league. That seems unlikely, though. Today, 12:33 am
  • Rudy Gay makes just 1-of-13 from field
    Rudy Gay made just 1-of-13 from the field for two points against the Wolves on Friday, adding four rebounds and one turnover.

    Advice: The Kings were lucky to lose by 10 with Rudy having his worst game of the season. This comes off his best game with a 36-point effort on Wednesday, so the law of averages had its say today. Expect him to be somewhere in the middle on Saturday against the Warriors. Today, 12:09 am
  • Acy starts the second half
    Quincy Acy started the second half on Friday and finished with one point, one board and three fouls in nine minutes.

    Advice: Cool. Acy will not be logging much time and shouldn't be owned anywhere. Today, 12:07 am
  • Draymond Green triple-doubles in easy win
    Draymond Green posted his third career triple-double on Friday with 14 points (4-of-4 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), 10 boards, 10 assists, two 3-pointers, one steal, two blocks and one turnover through 33 minutes.

    Advice: Green became just the second player in NBA history to record a triple-double on four or less shot attempts, and this was Green's second triple-double of the season. He's currently producing at a top-15 level in both 9-cat and 8-cat leagues, proving that last year's breakout campaign was no fluke. Green got paid during the offseason, but those heavy pockets have not caused any drop-off in effort for one of the most energetic players in the league. Today, 12:06 am
  • Green scores nine off the bench
    JaMychal Green scored nine points with seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: He played some minutes at center tonight and is logging playing time at all three frontcourt spots now. Green will likely lose a lot of value once Zach Randolph (knee) is back, which figures to be soon. Yesterday, 11:57 pm
  • Mike Muscala has a nice line off bench
    Mike Muscala stepped up off the bench on Friday with 11 points, six boards, two assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Al Horford was in a bit of foul trouble and Muscala was able to have success at the center spot. With Tiago Splitter (hip) out indefinitely, Muscala could have some value in 18-team leagues. Yesterday, 11:45 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 34 in win over DET
    Kevin Durant made 10-of-22 from the field and all 10 from the line for 34 points during a 103-87 win over the Pistons on Friday, adding 13 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's going off. If not for Stephen Curry, we'd be talking a lot more about Kevin Durant. He has an outstanding 66.2 true shooting percentage to go with a 30.0 usage rate -- KD and Curry are both on pace to go 65-30 in those two categories for a season, which has never been done in NBA history (qualifiers). Durant is No. 2 for fantasy value on the year per-game. Yesterday, 11:32 pm
  • Serge Ibaka makes 7-of-8 from field
    Serge Ibaka made 7-of-8 from the field for 14 points against the Pistons on Friday with four rebounds and four blocks in 32 minutes.

    Advice: That's a tidy line right there and further proof that Ibaka is just better when Kevin Durant is on the floor. Ibaka has 10 blocks in his last three games and still has just fifth-round value on the year, so he is a decent buy-low player with KD looking like he's all world again. Yesterday, 11:14 pm
  • Marcus Morris gets 40 minutes
    Marcus Morris played 40 minutes against the Thunder on Friday during a 103-87 loss, scoring 17 points with four rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He didn't do too bad of a job on Kevin Durant and coach Stan Van Gundy continues to give Morris ridiculous minutes. He's horrible per-minute in fantasy, but a guy in the top five for minutes is worth owning in standard leagues. Morris only has late-round value with all that playing time and only has a slight downward trend. Yesterday, 11:06 pm
  • Clint Capela starts, looks good
    Clint Capela got his first start at power forward on Friday against the 76ers, scoring 13 points with 10 rebounds, two blocks and two turnovers.

    Advice: He played 25 minutes and looked great next to Dwight Howard. This does come against the 76ers, so it's hard to put too much stock into his performance. Capela has been worth owning in standard leagues to this point, so the new mysterious upside makes him worth a look in almost all formats. Plus,his value would go up on the nights Dwight Howard misses games. Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Terrence Jones puts up decent line off bench
    Terrence Jones came off the bench on Friday against the 76ers, scoring five points with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

    Advice: As long as Jones as getting minutes in the mid 20s, he'll have some nice value. He just needs to stay healthy and he could flirt with top-50 value. With TJ moving to the bench, this is a prime time to buy low. For what it's worth, the Rockets were probably just playing the matchup game to push Jones to the bench. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Jerami Grant scores 18 points, logs mins at C
    Jerami Grant matched his career-high 18 points against the Rockets on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He logged some pretty heavy minutes at center tonight and actually won the jump ball over Dwight Howard to start the game. Grant should be looking at some extra minutes while Nerlens Noel (knee) is out, which is undetermined at this time. Grant has some nice upside, but he's still just a fringe guy in standard leagues. You could do worse, though. Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge plays just 18 minutes
    LaMarcus Aldridge played just 18 minutes during Friday's win over the Nuggets, finishing the game with just eight points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with four boards, one assist, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: Aldridge is currently putting up just late-middle round value on the year behind averages of 15.5 points, 9.7 boards, 1.8 assists and 0.9 blocks per game on 43.3 percent shooting from the field and 84.9 percent from the stripe. His usage rate (25.6) has taken a pretty big hit with the move to San Antonio, and this is basically who he is going to be playing in the Spurs' selfless system. Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic is snapping out of it
    Nikola Mirotic scored a team-high 25 points against the Pacers during a 104-92 loss on Friday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's starting to come around here with three productive games in a row. Mirotic has played at least 29 minutes in each of his last three games, so those owners getting ready to push the panic button can take their finger away from it now. He's trending up and should be an early mid-round player. Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Clint Capela will start Friday vs. the 76ers
    Clint Capela will replace Terrence Jones in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Capela has been pretty good as a starter this season with averages of 11.0 points, 9.6 boards and 1.6 blocks per contest. He'll get a favorable matchup against the 76ers tonight, and is worth considering as a punt play in DFS. Yesterday, 4:42 pm
  • Terrence Jones will come off the bench Friday
    Terrence Jones will be come off the bench for Friday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: It's been a bumpy ride for Jones owners this season, and interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff limited him to just 19 minutes during the Rockets last game, so the move to the bench isn't exactly encouraging. He will be getting a favorable matchup against the 76ers tonight, so it'll be interesting to see how he responds to coming off the bench; but he's a bit too risky for use in DFS tonight. Clint Capela will draw the start. Yesterday, 4:41 pm
  • Jerami Grant starting at small forward
    Jerami Grant will start at small forward against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: Robert Covington will slide over to shooting guard tonight. Grant does put up better numbers as a power forward, but he should still get a nice amount of run tonight with a different rotation. Yesterday, 3:45 pm
  • Kevin Durant weighs in on 'stache brothers
    Kevin Durant weighed in on the new facial hair of Enes Kanter and Steven Adams after Wednesday's win over the Nets.

    Advice: In a lighter bit of news for Thanksgiving, Kevin Durant invoked Sacha Baron Cohen's popular character in commenting on Enes Kanter's mustache. "Enes looks like Borat and Steven......They jerks for that," Durant said. While Durant's fantasy owners can rest easy now that he's healthy, they can also get a laugh by clicking on the link below for a picture of the 'Stache Brothers. Thursday, 7:54 am
  • Markieff Morris scores just eight points
    Markieff Morris scored eight points against the Pelicans on Wednesday with eight rebounds, three assists and one block.

    Advice: He only attempted 4-of-11 from the field. Morris had his best outing of the season while Eric Bledsoe was out in his last game, so perhaps that caused the sudden rise after basically a season-long slump. Still, he is worth owning in standard leagues. Wednesday, 10:38 pm
  • Kevin Durant feasts early w/ 30 pts vs. Nets
    Kevin Durant torched the Nets for 30 points on 11-of-18 shooting on Wednesday, making five 3-pointers with six boards, five assists and three blocks.

    Advice: Rondae-Hollis Jefferson was tasked with defending the four-time scoring champ, and it didn't go too well. "I seen fresh meat and I was ready to eat. And I was hungry," Durant said. "He's a really, really active defender though, I really like him. Long, athletic. But I seen something in his eyes that I could exploit." Clearly, Durant didn't have any setbacks when returning from his hamstring injury on Monday. Wednesday, 10:02 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) w/ 18 pts in return
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) scored 18 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one block on Wednesday, making 8-of-17 shots in 35 minutes of action.

    Advice: Aldridge had missed two games but he didn't skip a beat tonight, helping the Spurs earn their third straight win. LA has six double-doubles, and he's scored double-digit points in all but one game this season, but his 15.3 points per game are way down from the 23.4 he averaged with Portland last season. It's the new normal now that he's a selfless Spur. Wednesday, 9:19 pm
  • Rudy Gay scores season-high 36 points
    Rudy Gay scored a season-high 36 points during a 129-118 win against the Bucks on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, two 3-pointers and no turnovers.

    Advice: He started out red hot with 14 points in the first nine minutes and kept his foot on the gas pedal. Gay has made 13-of-21 from the field in each of his last two games and his arm injury has affected his performance positively like the kid from the Rookie of the Year baseball movie. Even when Boogie is back, Gay should be trending up. Wednesday, 9:16 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng double-doubles w/ full line
    Gorgui Dieng racked up 10 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks in 26 minutes of action vs. the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: We've been talking about his per-minute potential since the preseason, and Dieng has finally crept north of the 25-minute in recent games, and it's no coincidence that Karl-Anthony Towns (22 minutes) was limited tonight. Run Dieng out there as long as he's getting the playing time, but don't be surprised if Sam Mitchell drags his minutes down in the near future. Wednesday, 8:43 pm
  • Marcus Morris hits 2-of-3 triples in home win
    Marcus Morris chipped in 14 points with six rebounds and one steal in 36 minutes on Wednesday, shooting 6-of-13 from the field and 2-of-3 from downtown.

    Advice: The Pistons' desire to space the court with perimeter shooters hasn't exactly panned out, as they're shooting a league-low 29.3 percent from deep. Morris has been one of the worst offenders at 23.6 percent on 3.9 attempts per game -- he's a career 35.5 percent shooter from distance, so hopefully this will get him going. Wednesday, 7:54 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will play vs. Mavs
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will play against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll be his first game back from his Friday ankle sprain. Aldridge is expected to guard Dirk Nowitzki tonight as the two launch plenty of jumpers. David West will move back to the bench and Boris Diaw may play less. We'll see how this affects offensive superstar Kawhi Leonard, but it probably won't. Wednesday, 3:45 pm
  • Jerami Grant bumped to the bench
    Jerami Grant will come off the bench against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: He should be playing more power forward now and he's really the third big on the active roster with no true bigs behind Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor. Grant should still see minutes in the 25-29 range tonight. Wednesday, 3:14 pm
  • Kevin Durant working on quicker release
    Kevin Durant said he's working on a quicker release for his jumper.

    Advice: He's also one of the hardest players to block and has been blocked just twice outside of three feet this season -- he was blocked just four times on those shots last season, too. Durant is sneakily putting up a ridiculously efficient season with a 65.5 true shooting percentage and a 29.7 usage rate. He's almost a lock to be a top-three player in standard leagues and just needs to stay healthy. Wednesday, 12:40 pm
  • Diaw implies Aldridge (ankle) will play Wed
    Boris Diaw implied that LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle, questionable) will play Wednesday against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Aldridge has spent the past two games on the sidelines with an ankle injury, and while the Spurs are still listing him with the questionable tag, Boris Diaw said that LaMarcus will most likely be guarding Dirk Nowitzki tonight. We're not likely going to have official confirmation on LMA's status until just before the tip, but things are trending in a positive direction for Aldridge. David West will return to the bench if LaMarcus is a go. Wednesday, 9:46 am
  • Draymond Green scores 18 with seven boards
    Draymond Green scored 18 points with seven boards, five assists, two blocks, one steal and two 3-pointers in Tuesday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: To nobody's surprise, Green turned in yet another 9-cat gem and he is a huge reason why the Warriors are 16-0. Green's playmaking ability has come a long way this season and he was averaging 6.7 dimes per game prior to tonight's contest. Green has been a top-20 player in standard leagues and owners have no reason to sell high. He's just that good. Tuesday, 10:04 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 13, hits three more 3s
    Nikola Mirotic hit 4-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: After a bit of a dry spell, Mirotic is suddenly feeling it again, hitting double digits in scoring in three straight games and averaging 13.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, a steal and 1.7 3-pointers over that stretch. Tuesday, 9:55 pm
  • JaMychal Green scores 13 off bench
    JaMychal Green moved back to the bench on Tuesday, hitting 5-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, six boards and a steal in just 17 minutes.

    Advice: Green is a much more attractive option when starting, but Zach Randolph should be back soon, and Green can safely be ignored in most leagues for now. Especially when coming off the bench. Tuesday, 8:03 pm
  • JaMychal Green will come off the bench
    JaMychal Green will come off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Zach Randolph (knee) is sidelined again, but Matt Barnes will get the nod in the first unit tonight. Green is only on the radar in deeper leagues anyways. Tuesday, 5:09 pm
  • Mike Muscala will be backup center sans Tiago
    Mike Muscala will be the backup center for the Hawks on Tuesday with Tiago Splitter (hip) sidelined.

    Advice: Muscala could see around 20 minutes of action tonight, but that's not really enough playing time to matter in most leagues. As long as Al Horford and Paul Millsap are healthy, Muscala will offer zero appeal to those in standard formats. Tuesday, 3:39 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) questionable Wed
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Aldridge has missed the Spurs previous two game with the ankle injury, and while it's been Davis West starting sans Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard has been the true beneficiary with his usage rate climbing to 28.8 with LaMarcus on the sidelines. We'll likely get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, and if LMA isn't able to give it a go, Kawhi would be worth a look in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against the Wizards. Tuesday, 11:24 am
  • Kevin Durant feels good after return Monday
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) said he felt good after his return Monday night.

    Advice: Durant scored 27 points with six rebounds, one assist, four steal, one block, and three treys in his first game after a six-game absence and felt no worse for the wear. "Felt good, got a little winded playing up in Utah. Forgot about the altitude," Durant said. "But after that first couple minutes, felt good." More importantly, he was able to play 30 minutes and should be started in all fantasy lineups as long as he's healthy. Tuesday, 6:48 am
  • Markieff Morris scores 28 points in loss
    Markieff Morris made 12-of-15 from the field for a season-high 28 points against the Spurs on Monday, adding eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and six turnovers.

    Advice: With Eric Bledsoe (knee) out, there were some shots to go around. Morris was one of the worst high-volume players on the season before tonight, but he was one of the best in a losing effort. Morris is coming off a 17-point game on Sunday and should be owned in all leagues after a disastrous start. He also took an elbow to the head, but he's OK. Monday, 10:26 pm
  • Marcus Morris continues poor shooting
    Marcus Morris made 2-of-7 from the field for four points during a 109-88 loss to the Bucks on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He was on one of his best streaks of the season, but lost all of his momentum tonight. In his 11 November games, Morris has made just 35.3 percent from the field with averages of 12.7 points, 6.2 boards, 1.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.8 treys. He's made just 18.8 percent of his treys in that span, but he still doesn't appear to be on thin ice yet. He's a low-end hold, but isn't a must-own player even with all of that playing time. Monday, 10:07 pm
  • Serge Ibaka struggles in win over Jazz
    Serge Ibaka struggled with foul trouble on Monday vs. the Jazz, finishing with 11 points, four boards, four blocks and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: All things considered, this was a decent line for Ibaka if you forget about his four turnovers. The Jazz are an incredible team on the defensive end with guys like Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors patrolling the paint, so Ibaka should have a much easier time against Thaddeus Young and the Nets on Wednesday. Monday, 9:35 pm
  • Kevin Durant doesn't skip a beat, scores 27
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) returned from a six-game absence on Monday vs. the Jazz, scoring 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting with six boards, one assist, four steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He looked phenomenal tonight and confirmed before the game that his hamstring is 100 percent. Durant didn't have any playing time restrictions, but the Thunder had a comfortable lead in the fourth quarter which allowed them to rest their superstar. KD was the second best player in fantasy on a per-game basis before his injury and he has picked up right where he left off, so his owners should be feeling pretty pumped right now. He'll get the Nets on Wednesday. Monday, 9:20 pm
  • Rudy Gay returns with 28 points in loss
    Rudy Gay played 42 minutes during a 127-122 overtime loss to the Hornets on Monday, scoring 28 points with 10 rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was wearing a T-shirt under jersey, presumably to help protect his shoulder strain. Gay looked just fine tonight and was going to the rim a lot. While DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) possibly missing time could help Gay, he should be posting some big stat lines going forward and be an early-round asset. Monday, 8:43 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng plays 29 minutes in win Monday
    Gorgui Dieng played 29 minutes against the 76ers on Monday, scoring 12 points with five boards, two blocks and one steal.

    Advice: Karl-Anthony Towns played just 17 minutes because he was in foul trouble, so Dieng filled in at center admirably. His playing time will continue to be limited because of coach Sam Mitchell's refusal to play him at power forward, but his role will hopefully grow as the season progresses. Monday, 8:22 pm
  • Kevin Durant (hamstring) will play on Monday
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) will play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Durant hasn't played since Nov. 10 against the Wizards, but his hamstring has progressed really well and he won't have any playing time restrictions tonight. Additionally, an MRI taken a few days ago came back negative. He has been the second best player in fantasy on a per-game basis, so plug him back into your lineups with confidence. Russell Westbrook's numbers won't be quiet as impressive with KD back in the mix, while Dion Waiters' inevitable move to the bench will be a buzzkill for his value as well. Monday, 4:30 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) out for Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will not play against the Suns on Monday.

    Advice: It'll be his second game out after playing through an ankle injury from Friday. With Aldridge out, West should get the start and play minutes in the mid-20s, but his usage rate will be tiny in the first unit. Boris Diaw and Matt Bonner should also help out. Kawhi Leonard could have a big game tonight. Monday, 3:47 pm
  • Kevin Durant warming up, still questionable
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) is warming up for Monday against the Jazz and remains questionable.

    Advice: How he feels in warmups will dictate if he can play. Durant has been out for almost two weeks from his hamstring strain after he was expected to miss 7-10 days. If he's back, that means less output from Enes Kanter, Russell Westbrook and Dion Waiters. If you're in a weekly league, you'll probably want to use KD in almost any case. Monday, 3:41 pm
  • Rudy Gay (shoulder) will start vs. Hornets
    Rudy Gay (shoulder) will start against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: He is good to go for a four-game week. Gay only needed to miss one game after it looked like he would miss several, so those who picked up guys like Omri Casspi might need to reassess the situation. Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli also lose value. Monday, 2:58 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge remains questionable Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (left ankle sprain) is still considered questionable for Monday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: "He looked OK," teammate Danny Green said. The only real update we have to go off of is that Aldridge was practicing free throws when practice opened to the media, and there is nothing to take away from that. Considering the Suns were the other team seriously in the running for LMA's services before he signed in San Antonio, Aldridge should have plenty of motivation to try and take the floor. If he's held out, veteran David West would likely draw another start, but Kyle Anderson, Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw would all help fill the void off the bench. Monday, 9:39 am
  • Rudy Gay says he expects to return on Monday
    Rudy Gay (left shoulder strain), who is officially listed as probable, said that he expects to play in Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: That would be great news for Gay and for those with him on their fantasy roster. We'll need confirmation from the team after the Kings go through shootaround on Monday, but signs point to Gay getting back in the lineup. That means less of Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli. Monday, 8:39 am
  • Serge Ibaka gets some traction offensively
    Serge Ibaka got going offensively on Sunday with 16 points on 8-of-15 shooting, nine rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He was just 6-of-24 in his previous two games and his scoring was a welcome sight for OKC's offense, especially with Kevin Durant (hamstring) still unavailable. The bad news is that Ibaka has zero steals and one block in his past two games, but he should have better luck vs. Utah on Monday. Sunday, 6:47 pm
  • Markieff Morris' minutes increase vs Pelicans
    Markieff Morris made only 6-of-15 shots on Sunday but finished with 17 points, one 3-pointer, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes.

    Advice: His playing time was down over the past two games so this is a great sign for his frustrated owners -- Jeff Hornacek even left Morris on the court after an ill-advised technical foul in the fourth quarter. Hopefully he can keep this momentum going on Monday. Sunday, 6:05 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) questionable Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (mild left ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: If Aldridge is again unable to go on Monday, it'll likely be David West drawing the start with Boris Diaw having some increased opportunity for playing time. Kawhi Leonard logged 40 minutes on Saturday with LaMarcus unavailable, so he could again see heavy minutes on Monday, and he'd be worth considering in DFS with an uptempo matchup against Phoenix. Sunday, 2:41 pm
  • Kevin Durant 'moving in a good direction'
    OKC head coach Billy Donovan said that Kevin Durant is "moving in a good direction," with regards to his hamstring injury.

    Advice: Durant will remain sidelined for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, but it sounds like he's getting close to a return, so we'll consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Jazz. Dion Waiters will be starting with Durant on the sidelines, but it's Russell Westbrook who will be the true primary beneficiary in KD's absence. Sunday, 2:38 pm
  • Kevin Durant (hamstring) will not play Sunday
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) will not play on Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: This will be his sixth consecutive game on the shelf, but we've heard several different reports that indicated that he getting closer. In fact, Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman expects Durant to either return on Monday vs. the Jazz or Wednesday vs. the Nets. With KD on the shelf for Sunday's game, expect Russell Westbrook to flirt with a triple-double against the Mavs. Sunday, 9:19 am
  • Pop: LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is day-to-day
    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich indicated on Saturday that LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is day-to-day.

    Advice: Aldridge didn't suit up against the Grizzlies on Saturday after playing through his ankle sprain on Friday vs. the Pelicans, and he admitted that he was having trouble moving around in that game. "I tried to play through it, but I was a bit of a liability on the defensive side," Aldridge said. "I couldn’t move laterally." The Spurs play the Suns on Monday, so Aldridge should be considered questionable for that contest. If he can't go, David West could potentially draw another start. Sunday, 8:10 am
  • JaMychal Green scores eight in start
    JaMychal Green scored eight points in the starting lineup against the Spurs on Saturday, adding five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Grizzlies and Spurs both went kind of small, so Green didn't get too much action. Zach Randolph (knee) has a decent chance to play on Tuesday, so Green isn't a great add. Saturday, 9:16 pm
  • Clint Capela scores 16 points with 14 boards
    Clint Capela scored a career-high 16 points with 14 boards, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

    Advice: Dwight Howard was rested on the second night of a back-to-back set, so Capela will return to the bench for Wednesday's game vs. the Grizzlies. As good as his performance was, Capela is only averaging 5.6 points and 5.0 boards when he comes off the bench, so he is basically just a handcuff for Howard at the moment. However, if Howard goes down at some point this season then owners will want to run to the waiver wire to scoop Capela up. Saturday, 8:55 pm
  • Terrence Jones scores 18 with nine boards
    Terrence Jones scored 18 points with nine boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in Saturday's loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: Jones struggled to finish at the rim once again and finished just 5-of-14 from the field, but he was very aggressive on the glass and was able to pull down six offensive rebounds. He has only been returning late-round value this season, but he has more than enough talent and upside to build some momentum moving forward. He should be owned in all leagues and he should be well rested for Wednesday's matchup with Memphis. Saturday, 8:41 pm
  • Marcus Morris scores 18
    Marcus Morris scored 18 points with nine rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes during a 97-95 loss to the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: He did have an airball at the end of the game to end the Pistons' comeback attempt. On the other hand, it's his best shooting game in a little while, but even the slump hasn't cost him minutes. Morris is in the top five for minutes per game and is worth owning despite being a somewhat low per-minute producer. He has eighth-round value on the season. Saturday, 8:05 pm
  • Mike Muscala gets 19 minutes
    Mike Muscala played 19 minutes off the bench against the Cavs on Saturday with seven points, two rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He has a chance for more playing time with Tiago Splitter (hip) missing time. Muscala obviously won't be getting more than around 22 minutes, so he's more of a deep-league add. He also had a limp after the game, too. Saturday, 7:05 pm
  • Clint Capela will start on Saturday vs. NYK
    Clint Capela will start on Saturday vs. the Knicks with Dwight Howard (rest) unavailable.

    Advice: Howard still isn't cleared for back-to-back sets, but it sounds like that could change soon. Capela doesn't have much value when Howard is active, but owners should look his way in the future if Howard goes down at some point this season. Saturday, 4:51 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) out vs. Memphis
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: He played through his ankle sprain from Friday and it is going to cost him tonight. Aldridge shouldn't be out for too long and should be considered questionable to face the Suns on Monday. As for tonight, David West has only played 8.6 percent of his minutes next to LMA and Diaw at 41.7 percent next to LMA. On the downside, West does only have a 13.4 usage rate next to Kawhi Leonard and Tim Duncan, and Matt Bonner could be in the mix for minutes too. In other words, DFS owners shouldn't be too aggressive in capitalizing here outside of using Kawhi Leonard. Saturday, 3:47 pm
  • Rudy Gay (shoulder) out for Saturday
    Rudy Gay (shoulder) will not play against the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: He is just day-to-day, so his fantasy owners should feel somewhat lucky he's not out for a long time. With Gay out, the Kings will likely be starting Omri Casspi at small forward. They will also go small a lot and use more of Ben McLemore and Marce Belinelli. Saturday, 12:41 pm
  • Rudy Gay (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday
    Rudy Gay (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: The good news is that the Kings are listing him as day-to-day after an MRI revealed a left shoulder strain, so he shouldn't be out too long. We should see a lot of Omri Casspi on Saturday, so he's worth a look for any owner in need of short-term value. DeMarcus Cousins will have more on his plate with Gay on the sidelines, while Marco Belinelli should see an uptick in minutes as well. Saturday, 7:34 am
  • Draymond Green gets some treatment
    Draymond Green scored nine points with nine rebounds, five assists and three turnovers in 35 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: He was outstanding on defense, but this was a quiet stat line. Draymond did need to get treatment for an undisclosed reason, so his fantasy owners will want to make sure he's in the lineup for Sunday. Green is a top-20 player on the season. Saturday, 1:51 am
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 18 points
    Nikola Mirotic scored 18 points on 6-of-17 from the field against the Warriors on Friday, adding 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: He can't hit anything from deep this month and is down to 22.7 percent from beyond the long line in November. Mirotic's 36 minutes were his most since Oct. 30 and he actually played well in every other facet of the game. He should be able to get it going soon. Saturday, 1:36 am
  • Markieff Morris gets benched
    Markieff Morris played just 21 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday with nine points, five rebounds, two assists and one block.

    Advice: He didn't play in the fourth quarter as the Suns wanted to get a shooter out there to pull off a comeback. Morris has really struggled on the season and isn't even putting up top 200 value. He still has some upside, but it's really tough to hold him right now in shallower leagues. Saturday, 12:03 am
  • Serge Ibaka scores eight points
    Serge Ibaka scored eight points on 4-of-13 from the field against the Knicks on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: He had 13 blocks in his last three games, but he didn't have any tonight because the Knicks didn't attack him at the rim and he was outside of the paint a lot. Ibaka is also coming off a 2-of-11 from the field on Wednesday, so he's in a mini slump. He'll bounce back soon and Kevin Durant's return will help. Friday, 10:17 pm
  • Terrence Jones puts up another dud on Friday
    Terrence Jones failed to do much during his 29 minutes of playing time on Friday, scoring just 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting (1-of4 from the line) to go with four boards, one assist, one steal, one 3-pointer and one turnover.

    Advice: Jones has been getting the minutes, but he just hasn't been producing, and he's currently only putting up late-round value on the season with averages of 12.6 points, 5.3 boards, 0.7 three-pointers and 1.1 blocks per game. Dwight Howard is going to be rested for Saturday's game against the Knicks, which should give Jones some more opportunity, so hopefully he gets things back on track during that one. Friday, 8:52 pm
  • Marcus Morris finally turns it around
    Marcus Morris picked it up against the Wolves on Friday with 16 points on 6-of-14 from the field, 11 rebounds and one block in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He did miss all five attempts from deep to drop him to 23.9 percent from beyond the arc on the season. Before tonight, he was making just 30.0 percent of his wide-open attempts from deep, so that's not going to cut it. He is still logging major minutes and is worth owning in standard leagues. He's not in jeopardy of losing playing time yet. Friday, 8:47 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng plays 20 minutes vs. Pistons
    Gorgui Dieng played 20 minutes against the Pistons on Friday with eight points, four rebounds and two steals.

    Advice: Even with Nemanja Bjelica (knee) out tonight, Dieng did not log any minutes at power forward. He is putting up some solid per-game numbers, but Dieng figures to be in the teens for playing time most nights. Friday, 8:22 pm
  • Jerami Grant scores 12 points
    Jerami Grant scored 12 points on 6-of-9 from the field with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 24 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: He was very good at power forward and that may be helping his field goal percentage. On the season, Grant is averaging 10.5 points, 4.8 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.6 blocks, 0.6 steals and 0.3 treys on 45.0 percent from the field. He's putting up top-120 value and is trending up, so he's worth a look in standard leagues. Grant is more of a 14-team guy, though. Friday, 7:00 pm
  • Terrence Jones (eye) returns to game
    Terrence Jones (eye) has returned to Friday's game.

    Advice: Sounds like the Rockets were just being cautious, catastrophe avoided. Friday, 6:35 pm
  • Terrence Jones (eye) questionable to return
    Terrence Jones (eye) was replaced by Corey Brewer in the starting lineup to start the second-half of Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies, and he is questionable to return.

    Advice: Jones is currently getting his right eye checked out by the Rocket's medical staff, the same right eyelid that forced him to miss six games earlier in the season. The severity of the injury is not currently known, but hopefully this is just the Rockets being overly cautious. We should have another update soon. Friday, 6:24 pm
  • MRI reveals left shoulder strain for Rudy Gay
    An MRI revealed a left shoulder strain for Rudy Gay, and the Kings are listing him as day-to-day.

    Advice: Gay shouldn't be out long, so Omri Casspi doesn't make for a very attractive speculative add in most formats. We'll be considering Gay questionable for Saturday's game against the Magic, and if he's unable to give it a go, look for DeMarcus Cousins to post a gaudy usage rate with Rajon Rondo seeing some additional opportunity on offense. Friday, 6:15 pm
  • JaMychal Green will start on Friday
    JaMychal Green will start on Friday against the Rockets.

    Advice: He should get close to 20 minutes tonight while we should see a lot of Jeff Green at the four. Jeff is probably the guy you want in DFS tonight while JaMychal is a bigger gamble. Friday, 4:52 pm
  • Draymond Green continues to be a monster
    Draymond Green made 7-of-9 from the field for 19 points with six rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He's one of a kind and his defense was huge tonight. Green picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter, but the team kept him out there and he didn't get another foul. Green is averaging 12.5 points, 7.8 boards and 7.1 assists, which puts him on pace to be the first PF or C since Wilt Chamberlain to average a 12-7-7 line. He's awesome and has first-round value on the season. Thursday, 11:24 pm
  • Rudy Gay (left shoulder) will have an MRI
    Rudy Gay (left shoulder strain) will be re-evaluated on Friday in Orlando.

    Advice: Presumably, the team will be giving him an MRI to check for any tears in his muscle or an issue with the joint. Gay grabbed the front part of his shoulder, so there's a chance he's dealing with a pectoral muscle issue. His fantasy owners will just have to hope he's OK, but he could miss significant time. If he's out, Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli would all gain a lot of value. Casspi would be the safest pickup of the bunch. Thursday, 7:37 pm
  • Rudy Gay (left shoulder) out for game
    Rudy Gay suffered a left shoulder strain on Thursday and will not return, finishing with 13 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: Uh oh. The injury didn't look to serious, but the Kings ruled him out fairly quickly. Plus, Gay had surgery on his left shoulder for a subluxation back in 2011, so that raises a concern of a recurring issue. The good news is that the team is calling it a strain means it's a muscle injury and not a joint injury -- hopefully it's not to his pectoral muscle. If Gay is out, Omri Casspi would be a nice pickup along with Ben McLemore, who has been hot. Thursday, 6:25 pm
  • Quincy Acy will return to the bench on Thurs
    Quincy Acy will return to the bench for Thursday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Acy started on Wednesday, put failed to score through his 16 minutes of action, which pretty much sums up his non-existent fantasy value. Leave him on the wire. Thursday, 4:07 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic's slide continues vs. Phoenix
    Nikola Mirotic was quiet again vs. the Suns, posting 10 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 21 minutes.

    Advice: He shot just 4-of-12 from the field and didn't attempt any free throws, but at least he contributed a few triples and steals. Mirotic's confidence seems rattled and his playing time is decreasing alongside his efficiency -- in the past five games he's averaging 8.6 points on 31.7 percent shooting. He's too good to cut outright, but owners should think about benching him until he regains his footing. Wednesday, 10:17 pm
  • Markieff Morris (knee) struggles in return
    Markieff Morris (knee) posted six points on 3-of-9 shooting on Wednesday, playing 29 minutes in his first action after a two-game absence.

    Advice: Markieff came in with abysmal career averages vs. the Bulls -- 8.0 points on 27.3 percent shooting -- and he's been lousy all season, so this comes as no surprise. He added five rebounds, one assist, three steals and three turnovers tonight, and at least he didn't aggravate his knee. He'll have a chance to get going vs. the Nuggets' defense on Friday. Wednesday, 10:16 pm
  • Terrence Jones scores eight points
    Terrence Jones (hand) scored eight points with two rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He had a hand issue at shootaround today, but it didn't affect his playing time. Jones wasn't involved in the offense too much this time around, but obviously it's hard to draw any conclusions from just one game with a new coach. He just needs to stay healthy. Wednesday, 8:46 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng plays w/ KAT, blocks five shots
    Gorgui Dieng had seven points, seven rebounds, two steals and five blocks in Wednesday's tough loss, playing 21 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: "We're not a great shooting basketball team," coach Sam Mitchell said recently, "so we have to rely on our defense and rebounding." You'd think that reality would lead to more than 18.6 minutes per game for Dieng, but Mitchell hasn't seen it that way. Dieng played alongside Karl-Anthony Towns down the stretch, but that's because Nemanja Bjelica had fouled out and Adreian Payne was ineffective. His excellent game could result in an expanded role, but it's just as likely that his minutes drop once Kevin Garnett (rest) returns. Wednesday, 7:51 pm
  • Quincy Acy starts, doesn't score
    Quincy Acy did not score in 16 minutes during a start against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He added one rebound, one assist and one block. Acy doesn't have value in almost any league. Although, he does have something in common with Kristaps Porzingis because the Madison Square Garden crowd has chanted "MVP" for both guys. Wednesday, 7:34 pm
  • Markieff Morris will start on Wednesday
    Markieff Morris (knee) will start on Wednesday against the Bulls.

    Advice: He is getting over a knee injury and missed the last two games. Morris has been one of the most inefficient forwards in the NBA, so hopefully the time off can help him get on track. He should be starting in almost all leagues. Jon Leuer and Mirza Teletovic lose value. Wednesday, 6:00 pm
  • Quincy Acy surprise starter over Cauley-Stein
    Quincy Acy was a surprise starter for the Kings on Wednesday, sending Willie Cauley-Stein to the bench.

    Advice: Cauley-Stein was originally expected to start, but Acy matches up better vs. the Hawks' 3-point-capable frontcourt. He's a defensive specialist and rebounder who doesn't offer fantasy upside even when spot-starting at PF. Wednesday, 5:15 pm
  • Terrence Jones (hand) will start vs. POR
    Terrence Jones (hand) will start against the Blazers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He had a wrap on his left hand at shootaround, but he'll be out there tonight. Jones' list of injuries are among the strangest of any player in the NBA and hopefully he can avoid another issue tonight. Start him. Wednesday, 4:52 pm
  • Terrence Jones spotted with left hand wrapped
    Terrence Jones was spotted in the lobby of the Toyota Center with his left hand wrapped.

    Advice: There's no word yet on whether or not Jones is in jeopardy of missing Wednesday's game against the Blazers, but given his tendency to find his way to the sidelines, we'll be considering him questionable for tonight's contest. If he's forced to sit, the Rockets could go with either Montrezl Harrell at the four-spot, or they could go small with Marcus Thornton returning to the starting five and Trevor Ariza playing power forward. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 9:08 am
  • Markieff Morris (knee) probable Wednesday
    Markieff Morris (knee) is probable to play Wednesday against the Bulls.

    Advice: Morris made it through the entirety of Tuesday's practice without a setback, so he should return to the starting lineup for tonight's game against the Bulls. His return to the lineup will send Jon Leuer back to the bench, and Mirza Teletovic's minutes will take a decent sized hit. Wednesday, 8:34 am
  • Draymond Green scores nine with nine boards
    Draymond Green played through the flu on Tuesday vs. the Raptors, scoring nine points with nine boards, five assists, one steal, one block and one steal in 35 minutes.

    Advice: All things considered, this was a fantastic line for Green and you could make the argument that he has been the Warriors' second best player this season behind Stephen Curry. He's worth every penny that the Warriors gave him this offseason and he is currently returning first-round value to his owners. Tuesday, 10:22 pm
  • Marcus Morris plays 38 minutes, scores six
    Marcus Morris made 4-of-12 from the field for 14 points in 36 minutes against the Cavs on Tuesday, adding four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's still sitting at No. 3 for minutes per game this season, but there is a slight downgrade trend in his last four. Not coincidentally, Morris has not looked good in that stretch, averaging 10.8 points, 5.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.3 steals and 0.5 treys on 28.6 percent from the field. Nobody is really threatening his playing time, so all his owners can do is just hope he starts to make shots. By the way, he is oh so close to having his minutes per game (37.7) be greater than his field goal percentage (37.8) this season. Tuesday, 9:24 pm
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