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    • Spencer Hawes struggling in bench role
      Coach Doc Rivers admitted that Spencer Hawes is struggling to adjust to his role of coming off the bench for the Clippers. Rotoworld.com
      18 minutes ago
    • DeMarre Carroll (Achilles) might have an MRI
      DeMarre Carroll will likely have an MRI on his Achilles that has sidelined him for the past two games.

      Advice: The Hawks don't believe that the injury is serious, but the MRI should be able to provide some more clarity on the injury. We will pass along more details as soon as they emerge, but if Carroll has to miss any more time, Kent Bazemore will continue to play big minutes now that Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is out for 6-8 weeks. Rotoworld.com
      43 minutes ago
       
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    • Draymond Green fills the stat sheet
      Draymond Green had one of his usual stat-stuffing lines against the Suns on Saturday with nine points, 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He destroyed the Suns on defense and the scorekeepers looked to have missed another block on Eric Bledsoe today. Green just won't stop putting up numbers and he's going to be a fantasy stud all season. Even with the Warriors at full strength up front, Green has still been a top-30 fantasy player in the past two weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:23 pm
    • John Henson has another big game in win
      John Henson made his second consecutive start on Saturday against the Blazers with 14 points, eight rebounds, one assist and four blocks in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He had a double-double on Thursday and is clearly capitalizing on his chance with Zaza Pachulia (calf) out of the lineup. Pachulia is a slow healer, so Henson could get some extra run for a while. If you want to give him a look in even a shallow league and see if he can keep it going, it's not a bad idea. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:55 pm
    • Thomas Robinson starts the second half
      Thomas Robinson started the second half of Saturday's game against the Bucks, finishing with four points, six rebounds, three steals and one block in 24 minutes.

      Advice: Coach Terry Stotts has started three different centers in his last three halves. Basically, trying to solve a Stotts rotation is harder to do than simultaneously solving a Rubik's Cube and a New York Times crossword puzzle while looking at a Magic Eye. In other words, leave Robinson on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:35 pm
    • Kevin Durant returns, scores just 15 points
      Kevin Durant returned from a toe injury on Saturday in an 85-74 loss to the Grizzlies, scoring 15 points on 5-of-16 from the field with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: While Memphis usually shuts down elite scorers, KD lit them up last season with 30.8 points per game in four 2013-14 outings. He's had bad games much more often this season compared to last year, but he should get it figured out soon. Perhaps there's a chance to buy low on the No. 1 fantasy player in the past five seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:17 pm
    • Matt Bonner returns to bench role Saturday
      Matt Bonner shifted to the bench for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers, chipping in with one rebound in eight minutes of action.

      Advice: Tiago Splitter moved back into the starting lineup for this one, but no lineup is permanent when coach Gregg Popovich is at the helm. Neither Bonner nor Splitter will have large enough roles to matter in most leagues, so they can be left on the wire with confidence. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:07 pm
    • Andre Drummond goes for 11 & 16 in win
      Andre Drummond had 11 points, 16 rebounds, a steal and three blocks on 5-of-11 shooting in Saturday's win over the Rockets.

      Advice: With Dwight Howard out, Drummond and Greg Monroe had free reign in the paint. Of course, Drummond only hit 1-of-7 free throws, but has now racked up 15 or more boards in four straight home games. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:53 pm
    • Greg Monroe plays well in win over Houston
      Greg Monroe had 19 points, 12 rebounds and a block on 7-of-12 shooting in Saturday's win over the Rockets.

      Advice: Monroe now has racked up four straight double-doubles and has hit double digits in rebounds in eight straight games. The Pistons were hot once Josh Smith left town, but had lost four straight before tonight's win. However, Drummond has been money ever since Smoove was sent packing. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:47 pm
    • Blake Griffin drops 31 points with 13 boards
      Blake Griffin scored 31 points with 13 boards, five assists and one block in 35 minutes in a win over the Spurs on Saturday.

      Advice: Griffin's rebounding hasn't been spectacular this season, as this was just the third time in January that he collected double digit rebounds in a game. Having said that, his owners have to be pleased with this line, as he was able to shoot 12-of-21 from the field and connect on all seven of his free throws. As long as Griffin continues to score efficiently, his owners won't be too concerned about his lack of rebounds and blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:42 pm
    • Not so Smoove: Josh hits 3-of-11 shots
      Josh Smith came off the bench to hit just 3-of-11 shots for seven points, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks in Saturday's loss to his former team.

      Advice: If you were going for the revenge-game angle, it backfired, but he at least put up some decent stats while being booed in Detroit. With Dwight Howard expected to miss the next month with a knee injury, Smith is going to be a big part of the Rockets' plans going forward, like it or not. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:30 pm
    • Terrence Jones fizzles in loss to Pistons
      Terrence Jones disappeared on Saturday with three points and five rebounds on 1-of-5 shooting.

      Advice: He played just 19 minutes and picked up three fouls, so we're not overly concerned. However, after his long layoff, it's going to take him time to get back to form, and if Dwight Howard wasn't out for the next month with a knee injury, we wouldn't even tell you to own him. But given Howard's lengthy absence, there's a decent chance that Jones gets hot at some point in the next couple weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:28 pm
    • D-Mo stays hot in Rockets loss to Pistons
      Donatas Motiejunas hit 10-of-13 shots for 21 points, four rebounds and three assists in Saturday's loss at Detroit.

      Advice: Dwight Howard is expected to miss a month with his knee injury, so D-Mo's not going anywhere. Some blocks, steals and more boards would have been nice, but at least he shot lights out. He racked up a career-high 26 points with 12 points and three 3-pointers on Friday night, so it's clear he's in the zone right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:20 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng has quiet game off the bench
      Gorgui Dieng played 20 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday with four points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He had a bad game and missed all three attempts from the field. Dieng's minutes are likely going to be in the low 20s while Nikola Pekovic is healthy, but he's still able to put up late-round value even in that amount of playing time. Plus, he becomes a top-40 guy when Pek goes down. A savvy owner would try to buy low now before Pek misses time, which seems like a matter of when not if. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:20 pm
    • Al Horford scores 23, Hawks win 19th in a row
      Al Horford had another magnificent game during a 91-85 win over the 76ers on Saturday, making 10-of-16 from the field for 23 points with 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks.

      Advice: That's the Hawks 19th win in a row and they're already at 40 wins on the season. As for Horford, he has been ridiculous in his last 10 games, making 69.8 percent from the field for averages of 18.6 points, 8.4 boards, 5.1 assists, 1.4 blocks and 0.8 steals. He's also made 84.6 percent from the line and is an absolute monster. He's been a top-five fantasy player in that span. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) will start vs. Grizzlies
      Kevin Durant (toe) will start in Saturday's game against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: After two straight games on the sidelines, Durant will return to action in a crucial game against a strong Memphis team. Durant's probably not going to be 100 percent, but he's still obviously a must-start option. Perry Jones will move to the bench with this news and is safe to cut in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:59 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng to bench on Saturday
      Gorgui Dieng will come off the bench on Saturday against the Cavs.

      Advice: First things first, do not even think about dropping Dieng. He's a wonderful per-minute player in fantasy leagues and he should see minutes in the mid-20s. He's still likely to put up mid-to-late round value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:53 pm
    • Kevin Durant (GTD) going through warmups
      Kevin Durant (toe) is going through warmups on Saturday before the game against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: He is a game-time decision and we should have news on his status soon. It appears Durant is at least trying to suit up for a very important game. His owners will want to check back soon. If he's out, Perry Jones will start while Dion Waiters and Reggie Jackson benefit most. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:31 pm
    • DeMarre Carroll, Thabo Sefolosha out on Sat
      DeMarre Caroll (Achilles) and Thabo Sefolosha (calf) will not play vs. the 76ers on Saturday.

      Advice: Kent Bazemore will play all the minutes he can handle on Saturday, and is worth a long look in deeper leagues. Carroll should still be held onto in most leagues, and the Hawks probably just didn't want to risk him against the lowly 76ers. We will provide additional updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:51 am
       
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    • Kevin Durant (toe) is a game-time decision
      Kevin Durant was a partial participant at shootaround on Saturday morning, and he will be a game-time decision against Memphis.

      Advice: He has been sidelined for the past two games due to his sprained toe, but a huge matchup against Memphis could prove too tempting for him not to play. Durant's owners will have to check back for official confirmation prior to tip-off, but he certainly belongs in all lineups is if he's activated. If Durant sits, expect Perry Jones to draw another start, but Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka are the true beneficiaries if that's the case. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:18 am
    • Donats Motiejunas scores 26 points vs. Boston
      Donatas Motiejunas made 11-of-16 from the field for a career-high 26 points against the Celtics on Friday during a 93-87 win, adding 12 rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He had a productive 16-point game on Wednesday and the loss of Dwight Howard seems like it'll help out D-Mo quite a bit. Motiejunas is more than capable of playing center for the Rockets and the team is really going to push the pace now that they'll have smaller lineups, so he's going to be worth owning in standard leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:39 pm
    • Josh Smith has a productive game
      Josh Smith was effective against the Celtics on Friday with 15 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

      Advice: He's played terrific in his past two games and the Rockets will need to go small with Dwight Howard (knee) out indefinitely. Smith seems to have a great rhythm in the offense right now, but we all know he's going to slow down and miss shots. If you want to give him a look and grab him, go for it. For what it's worth, we like Terrence Jones more in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:36 pm
    • Terrence Jones plays 20 minutes
      Terrence Jones played 20 minutes against the Celtics on Friday with seven points, two boards and three blocks.

      Advice: He played 21 minutes on Wednesday and the Rockets are going to keep his minutes in check for a bit. Jones has a huge upside and the Rockets are going to need him to play him more with Dwight Howard (knee) out indefinitely, so more minutes are on the way. Jones is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:32 pm
    • Al Horford fills it up against the Blazers
      Al Horford filled the stat sheet against the Blazers on Friday with 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He's on fire. In his previous 10 games, Horford averaged 17.9 points, 7.9 boards, 5.1 assists, 1.2 blocks and 0.7 steals on 71.1 percent from the field. He's certainly capable of being a top-10 fantasy asset and his owners should be asking for a lot if they want to sell high. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:06 pm
    • DeMarre Carroll now ruled out vs. Blazers
      DeMarre Carroll (left Achilles strain) will not play against the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: He is just banged up and the Hawks will allow him to heal. Carroll has been one of the more efficient small forwards in the NBA and his steals numbers have pushed him to mid-round value on the year. His fantasy owners should bench him tonight and expect him to play on Saturday against the 76ers. Thabo Sefolosha will start. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:52 pm
       
      Injured
    • DeMarre Carroll likely out Friday vs. POR
      DeMarre Carroll will likely be out for Friday's game against the Trail Blazers.

      Advice: If Carroll does indeed sit, Thabo Sefolosha would likely slide into the starting lineup. Carroll was described as "a little banged up," after sitting out Thursday's practice, and it appears he's going to be watching Friday's game from the sidelines. Through five starts at the forward spot this season, Sefolosha is averaging 9.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 1.0 block per game, so he can only be viewed as an option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:23 pm
       
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    • John Henson scores 12 points with 11 rebounds
      John Henson started against the Magic on Thursday during a 115-100 win, scoring 12 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He looked great in the starting unit and there might be a position battle should Zaza Pachulia (calf) miss time. Henson does have some eye-catching upside for his ability to block shots, so fantasy owners will want to keep an eye on him. Unless you don't care about foul shooting, it's probably best to see what happens his next time out before grabbing him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:29 pm
    • John Henson will start at center Thursday
      John Henson will replace Zaza Pachulia (calf) in the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. Orlando.

      Advice: Henson offers a lot of upside, and with a favorable matchup against the Magic, he's looking like a fine plug-and-play in daily leagues. It's going to be hard for head coach Jason Kidd to limit Henson's minutes tonight with Ersan Ilyasova, and Zaza unavailable. Kenyon Martin could also pick up some extended minutes tonight as one of the few healthy big men left on the roster, although he's unlikely to contribute much to the stat sheet. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:03 pm
    • Budenholzer says DeMarre Carroll is 'fine'
      Updating a previous report, Hawks' head coach Mike Budenholzer said that DeMarre Carroll is "fine," after sitting out Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Budenholzer said that Carroll is "just getting a little work on his body," and it doesn't appear he's in jeopardy of missing Friday's game against Portland. Carroll has been up-and-down for much of the season, but he'll draw a favorable matchup against the Blazers on Friday, so owners can feel confident plugging him into their lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:38 pm
       
      Injured
    • DeMarre Carroll doesn't practice on Thursday
      DeMarre Carroll did not practice on Thursday.

      Advice: Carroll elected to get treatment on Thursday rather than practice, but it's not clear at this point exactly what his ailment is. We'll be providing updates as they become available, but we'd consider Carroll probable for Friday's game against the Trail Blazers. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:23 am
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Durant misses Thursday practice
      Kevin Durant (toe) missed practice on Thursday.

      Advice: This doesn't sound great for Durant's availability on Saturday after missing the Thunder's last two games with a sprained toe. We'll update Durant's status after Friday's practice, but Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka stand to gain the most fantasy value if Durant is unable to suit up against the Grizzlies. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:55 am
    • Al Horford still shooting lights-out for ATL
      Al Horford hit 10-of-13 shots for 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: Horford came into this one hitting 53-of-72 shots over his last seven games, and that number got a lot better tonight. The Hawks are playing out of their minds right now and have won 17 straight, and 31 of their last 33 games. And with Mike Budenholzer coaching the East All-Stars, it's possible that Horford, Paul Millsap (28 & 15), Jeff Teague (13 & 11) and Kyle Korver (full stat line, 5 3-pointers) could all be joining him in Brooklyn as coach's picks. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:54 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng puts up another big line
      Gorgui Dieng added another big line against the Celtics during a 110-98 win with 16 points, 14 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 35 minutes.

      Advice: His fantasy value has actually risen since the return of Nikola Pekovic. Dieng has made it abundantly clear that he's going to be a must-own player all season, so his owners shouldn't be looking to sell high unless it's at a premium price. Nikola Pekovic scored 14 points with two rebounds in 27 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:02 pm
    • Josh Smith does it all without Dwight Howard
      Josh Smith racked up 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal, three blocks and four 3-pointers on 7-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's win over the Mavs.

      Advice: As an added bonus, he didn't attempt any free throws, which means he didn't hurt you there. Normally, we'd say it's time to hit the phones and deal Smith before he comes down to earth, but with Dwight Howard no iffy going forward with edema in his right knee (fluid buildup), Smith could be ready to go on a nice run. Just don't expect him to be this good on most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:29 pm
    • Terrence Jones goes for 10 & 5 in return
      Terrence Jones finally returned from his leg injury on Wednesday and had 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes.

      Advice: He hit 4-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer, and while we've not been high on him, the news of Dwight Howard's edema in his right knee changes things. Jones could see some serious run if Howard is going to miss time, so we now like the idea of taking a flier on him. He could be forced into heavy action for an extended period of time if Howard is going to be shelved. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:26 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas scores 16 w/o Dwight
      Donatas Motiejunas started and had 16 points, five rebounds, a steals and two 3-pointers on 6-of-16 shooting in Wednesday's win over Dallas.

      Advice: Dwight Howard has edema in his right knee (fluid buildup) and could miss time, meaning that D-Mo, Josh Smith and Terrence Jones (he's back) should all be owned until we find out more details about Howard's return date. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:24 pm
    • Andre Drummond struggles in loss to Sixers
      Andre Drummond had anything but a huge night against the hapless Sixers on Wednesday, finishing with just six points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block in an ugly loss.

      Advice: Drummond picked up four fouls and the Pistons were never really in this game. Greg Monroe was better with 20 points and 11 boards, but he didn't have any blocks in the loss. Philly opened up a big first-quarter league and never looked back, and we'll blame this one on the Pistons playing their fourth game in five nights. They were, as the saying goes, plumb tuckered out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:53 pm
    • Terrence Jones (leg) finally returns vs. Mavs
      Terrence Jones (leg) will be active and available for the Rockets on Wednesday, though he'll be limited to 15-20 minutes.

      Advice: Houston will ease Jones into the mix after his lengthy rehab from a nerve issue which has kept him on the sidelines since Nov. 3. He may even start on Wednesday with Dwight Howard (ankle, knee) very unlikely to play. Josh Smith and Donatas Motiejunas complicate Jones' role when Houston is at full strength, but he has enough upside to be worth a stash if he's still floating on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:18 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) out against the Knicks
      Kevin Durant (toe) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: It will be his second straight game on the sidelines, and though the injury isn't serious, this has to be frustrating for his owners. Durant is still listed as day-to-day, so we will update his status as soon as more details become available. Perry Jones will likely draw another start, but he is too unreliable to use in most leagues. Instead, expect Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka to carry the load for the Thunder tonight, and be sure to give them a long look in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:15 am
    • Terrence Jones participates in shootaround
      Terrence Jones participated in shootaround, and he will likely be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

      Advice: Rockets coach Kevin McHale is a huge fan of Jones' game, but after missing nearly three months of action he will likely be eased into action upon his return. Jones is more than worth a flier in deeper leagues, but it will be interesting to see how coach McHale tweaks his crowded frontcourt rotation that includes Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Dwight Howard (ankle). Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:06 am
    • Kevin Durant (toe) is questionable for Wed
      Kevin Durant (toe) remains day-to-day, but his status for Wednesday's game against the Knicks is still up in the air.

      Advice: The injury was never thought to be serious, but the Thunder have every right to be cautious with their franchise player after he missed the beginning of the season with a fracture in his foot. We should know more about his status after shootaround Wednesday morning, so owners will have to check back then for updates. If Durant can't go Perry Jones will likely draw another start, but he isn't a reliable option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:43 pm
    • Greg Monroe double-doubles in loss to Cavs
      Greg Monroe double-doubled in a loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday, finishing with 17 points and 12 boards in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He has been fantastic for the Pistons since the release of Josh Smith, and his role will only grow on offense now that Brandon Jennings (Achilles) is on the shelf. Monroe will never overwhelm his owners with defensive stats, but he is a strong bet for a double-double every time he touches the floor. Monroe will remain a must-start option in all leagues for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:04 pm
    • Andre Drummond blocks a season-high six shots
      Andre Drummond had a season-high six blocks in a loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday, adding 12 points and 17 boards.

      Advice: It wasn't all great for him, as he shot just 6-of-17 from the field and missed all four of his free throws. Drummond has now gone three games without making a single free throw, going 0-of-9 over that span. Having said that, his owners knew what they were getting into when they drafted him and they probably won't mind as long as keeps scoring, rebounding and blocking shots at a high level. His play should also improve as he develops some chemistry with D.J. Augustin, who has taken over as the starting point guard due to the loss of Brandon Jennings (Achilles) for the season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:56 pm
    • Terrence Jones could play vs Mavs on Weds
      Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said there's a chance that Terrence Jones (leg) could play against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Jones was able to go through a full practice on Tuesday and it's looking like there's a chance the Jones will make his season debut on Wednesday against the Mavericks. He'll be battling for minutes with Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith upon his return, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:49 am
    • Terrence Jones questionable for Weds
      Terrence Jones (leg) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

      Advice: This comes as good news as this is the first change to Jones' status in months. Jones doesn't belong on standard league fantasy rosters as he'll likely be eased back into a crowded rotation alongside Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith, but he's worth a flier in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:38 am
    • Griffin just misses 3x2; Jordan huge on D
      Blake Griffin scored 14 points on 6-of-17 shooting with nine rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and one block in Monday's win over the Nuggets.

      Advice: Griffin hasn't fixed his rebounding issue but he has hit 54.7 percent from the field over the past month, lifting his value over that span into the top-20 range. It's unlikely that he shoots at that rate over the long run, and with no improvement to show rebounding the ball this would qualify as a mini sell-high moment. DeAndre Jordan went for seven points, 12 boards, three steals and four blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:21 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng grabs season-high 18 rebounds
      Gorgui Dieng grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds in Monday's loss, and also chipped in with six points on 3-of-8 shooting, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Nikola Pekovic logged 30 minutes tonight and he's clearly not a deterrent to Dieng's value. Any chance of buying him low probably ended with this output. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:15 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) out for Monday night
      Kevin Durant (toe) will not play against the Wolves on Monday.

      Advice: He suffered the injury in Cleveland on Sunday and it's being called a left great toe sprain. Durant went through warmups, but there was too much soreness and he decided he'll sit. It's anyone's guess if he'll play on Wednesday and the Thunder do only have three games this week. It'll be Russell Westbrook running the show with a host of others stepping up. Expect Dion Waiters and Anthony Morrow to benefit the most. Perry Jones may start, though. It's worth mentioning KD needed surgery on his right foot. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:06 pm
    • Al Horford absolutely on fire over last seven
      Al Horford has shot 53-of-72 from the field over his last seven games.

      Advice: In other words, Horford is on absolute fire. During that stretch, he's also 19-of-22 from the free throw line. "I’m taking good shots within the offense," he said. "I have a good rhythm right now." Since January came around, Horford is averaging 16.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.3 blocks on 57.5 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:23 am
    • Josh Smith solid in 25 minutes vs LAK defense
      Josh Smith chipped in across the board in an easy win vs. the Lakers, scoring 11 points with one 3-pointer, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and one turnover in 25 minutes vs. L.A.

      Advice: Smith has been nowhere near standard-league value since coming to Houston, especially when you factor in his ridiculous 36.7 percent FT shooting over the past month. Terrence Jones' eventual return is another threat to Smith, so don't let the occasional efficient performance lull you into wasting a roster spot on him. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 9:01 pm
    • Draymond Green scores 14 pts with nine boards
      Draymond Green scored 14 points with nine boards against the Celtics on Sunday, adding two assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He has easily been one of the most improved players in the NBA this season, and it's obvious that coach Steve Kerr admires his playing style. Green is in line for some serious money this summer, and there is no reason to think that he will slow down anytime soon. Green should be a top-30 asset the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 8:05 pm
    • Matt Bonner plays just 16 minutes on Sunday
      Matt Bonner replaced Tiago Splitter in the starting lineup on Sunday vs. the Bucks, but played just 16 minutes and finished with five points, one board, one assist and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The lineup change isn't permanent by any means, and it's well known that coach Gregg Popovich constantly tweaks his rotations depending on the matchup. Even if Bonner remains in the starting unit for another game or two, it's obvious that he is not a reliable asset in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:25 pm
    • Andre Drummond scores 14 pts sans Jennings
      Andre Drummond made 7-of-11 shots in 27 minutes vs. Toronto on Sunday, finishing with 14 points, eight boards, one assist and one block.

      Advice: Drummond has scored 56.0 percent of his baskets off teammate assists, so the loss of Brandon Jennings can't be a good thing for his offense. It's something to keep an eye on going forward, though of course Drummond remains an elite fantasy center even if his scoring takes a small dip. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:18 pm
    • Greg Monroe's 21 & 16 not enough vs. Raptors
      Greg Monroe piled up 21 points, 16 rebounds and four assists in a losing effort vs. Toronto on Sunday, making 9-of-17 FGs and 3-of-5 FTs in the process.

      Advice: Monroe has been firing on all cylinders since Josh Smith's departure, and he's flirting with top-20 value in Detroit's past 15 games. That's more than owners could have hoped for on draft day and he'll shoulder an even bigger offensive burden without Brandon Jennings (Achilles), giving him a tremendous rest-of-season outlook. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:13 pm
    • Spencer Hawes finally cracks double-digit pts
      Spencer Hawes finished Sunday's game with 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting, adding two 3-pointers and one rebound without any blocks in 16 minutes.

      Advice: This was Hawes' first double-digit scoring game in January. The Clippers lavished a four-year, $22.7 million deal on him this summer, but he's averaging just 17.0 minutes per game and remains a waiver-wire fixture as long as DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 6:49 pm
    • Blake Griffin scores 23 pts w/ jumper barrage
      The Suns didn't have an answer for Blake Griffin on Sunday, as he scored 23 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, one steal and only one turnover in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Phoenix is middle-of-the-pack vs. opposing PFs this season, but Markieff Morris and company didn't stand a chance once Blake got his jump shot going -- he made 11-of-19 shots overall, with only one of his makes within 18 feet of the hoop. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 6:49 pm
    • John Henson injures ankle on Sunday vs. Spurs
      John Henson (ankle) left Sunday's game against the Spurs and did not return, finishing with four points, nine boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 17 minutes.

      Advice: The good news is that coach Jason Kidd said that Henson could have returned if he needed him too, so the injury is probably very minor. Henson's only averaging 15.6 minutes per game this season, but he has given the Bucks a solid rim protector in the absence of Larry Sanders. If Henson does end up missing time, Zaza Pachulia will have to play even more minutes with veteran Kenyon Martin getting into the mix as well. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 6:28 pm
    • John Henson leaves game with ankle injury
      John Henson left Sunday's game against the Spurs with an ankle injury and is questionable to return.

      Advice: The Bucks are already pretty thin in their frontcourt thanks to Larry Sanders, so hopefully it's not too serious. We will update Henson's status as soon as we know more, and we would expect Zaza Pachulia to play all the minutes he could handle if Henson were to miss any time. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 5:58 pm
    • Hawks beat Wolves for 16th consecutive win
      The Hawks won their 16th consecutive game on Sunday, aided by Al Horford's near-perfect 19 points on 8-of-9 field goals and 3-of-3 free throws.

      Advice: He also had six rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one turnover in 31 minutes, and the Hawks are looking virtually unstoppable at the halfway point of the season. This is a quintessential Horford line, blending nice numbers with even nicer efficiency, and he's staked himself to top-20 value in 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 5:56 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng quiet in start alongside Pekovic
      Gorgui Dieng started alongside Nikola Pekovic on Sunday, finishing with nine points, seven boards, four assists and one block in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Dieng remains a must-own player and his production isn't likely to decline too much with Pek healthy, so don't overreact to the occasional quiet game. He posted 14 & 15 in 35 minutes on Friday and should quickly strike a balance between these extremes, beginning in Oklahoma City in Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 5:47 pm
    • Kevin Durant's 32 points not enough for OKC
      Kevin Durant led the Thunder on Sunday with 32 points on 12-of-23 shooting, as well as six rebounds, nine assists and two blocks, but it wasn't enough to hold off the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Durant chipped in one 3-pointer and had only one turnover in 40 minutes, in the latest showcase for his elite fantasy talents. Oklahoma City's defeat dropped their record to .500 again, and they remain 3 1/2 games behind Phoenix for the final playoff spot out West. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 4:27 pm
    • Terrence Jones could return 'within a week'
      When head coach Kevin McHale was asked about Terrence Jones' availability for Wednesday's game vs. Dallas, he did not rule Jones out and said that he will return "sooner rather than later."

      Advice: McHale added that Jones could return "within a week," and it appears he is getting very close to playing basketball again. However, he will be fighting for minutes with Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith, so it will be very difficult for him to produce the same way he was at the beginning of the season. Still, he's worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 12:19 pm
    • Thomas Robinson back to a reserve role
      Thomas Robinson moved back to the bench on Saturday against the Wizards with two points and four boards.

      Advice: With LaMarcus Aldridge back, Robinson's playing time is going to be sporadic. He does have some nice impact on the offensive glass, but there's no need to grab him in almost any fantasy league while LMA is on the active list. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 10:00 pm
    • Andre Drummond has a bad game again
      Andre Drummond missed all four attempts from the foul line during a 101-86 loss to the Bucks on Saturday with 10 points, seven rebounds and one block.

      Advice: He was actually developing a nice rapport with Brandon Jennings, but he'll have to learn to play with D.J. Augustin more often. That could mean Drummond has to get his shot on his own more often, which suggests his field goal shooting goes south. He'll still be a must-start player and he may see an increase in usage rate. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 7:30 pm
    • Dieng goes for 14 & 15 with three assists
      Gorgui Dieng went for 14 and 15 with three assists and a block over 35 minutes in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Dieng is going to be a hard guy to take off the court and Flip Saunders is already talking about playing he and Nikola Pekovic (13 points, nine boards, 21 minutes) together some. If anything, it's a buy low moment if Dieng's current owner thinks Pek is going to significantly change his season-long outlook. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 12:00 am
    • Donatas Motiejunas scores 15 points
      Donatas Motiejunas scored 15 points with six rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 23 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: He shifted to the center spot with Dwight Howard (ankle) out and that'll continue. If Howard misses time, that should help D-Mo's numbers overall. He is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 10:34 pm
    • Truck Stick? Thomas Robinson plays 28 minutes
      Thomas Robinson started and played 28 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday with nine points, 12 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks.

      Advice: The Blazers were forced to play Dorell Wright and Victor Claver at small forward due to the loss of Nicolas Batum, so that might actually open up some minutes for Robinson at the four. That said, coach Terry Stotts used a whopping 12 different five-man lineups in just the second half tonight and ran an 11-man rotation, so we're still not too bullish on adding Truck in standard leagues, especially since he can't make free throws. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 11:10 pm
    • Blake Griffin scores 24 points in easy win
      Blake Griffin made 11-of-14 from the field for 24 points against the Nets during a 123-84 win on Thursday with six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 25 minutes.

      Advice: He's on fire over his last four, averaging 27.5 points, 7.5 boards, 4.3 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.3 treys and 1.0 turnovers on 63.4 percent from the field and 80.0 percent from the line. Griffin doesn't have a single block in that stretch and he's on pace to set a career low of just 0.4 per game this season. Obviously, his owners shouldn't care if he's scoring the ball this efficiently. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 11:01 pm
    • Thomas Robinson starting on Thursday
      Thomas Robinson will start against the Celtics on Thursday.

      Advice: There is no such thing as a surprise Terry Stotts starting lineup. Robinson still is a little rough around the edges, but he could be a double-double guy with extra minutes. That said, the messy rotations are something most fantasy owners aren't going to want to deal with. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 7:16 pm
    • Draymond Green fills stat sheet in win
      Draymond Green hit 7-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in Wednesday's impressive win over the Rockets.

      Advice: Green came in on a cold streak, but got it going again tonight. You knew it was only a matter of time and the "buy-low" window is closing quickly. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 10:46 pm
    • Josh Smith ejected in Wednesday's loss
      Josh Smith lasted just 14 minutes and finished with five points before being ejected with two technical fouls in Wednesday's ugly loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: Smith thought he got fouled when he banged knees with a Warrior, and later tore into the referees. It kind of looked like he wanted to go home early in a blowout loss, as he continues to do "Josh Smith" kind of things, regardless of what uniform he's wearing. He's been a bit of a disaster with the Rockets and things aren't likely to get better once Terrence Jones finally returns from his leg injury. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 10:38 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas disappears in loss
      Donatas Motiejunas hit just 2-of-8 shots for four points, three rebounds and two assists in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: That snapped a 12-game streak of double-digit scoring for D-Mo and he's been rebounding the ball well. He's still averaging 13.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals in January, and the Rockets just didn't have it going against the Dubs tonight. And once Terrence Jones finally returns, things could get a little dicey in regards to Motiejunas. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 10:24 pm
    • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook go off in DC
      Kevin Durant scored a game-high 34 points in his homecoming during a 105-103 overtime win against the Wizards, adding seven rebounds, three assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 45 minutes.

      Advice: He is on cruise control and just missed a triple-double against the Heat on Tuesday. Durant has picked it up lately over his last nine, averaging 22.4 points, 5.0 boards, 3.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.9 blocks and 1.7 treys. This still isn't quite as great as he was last season, but it won't be long until he's hanging 30-point games on a regular basis. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 9:28 pm
    • DeMarre Carroll glue for Hawks on Wednesday
      DeMarre Carroll hit 7-of-11 shots for 17 points, two rebounds, four assists, four steals and three 3-pointers on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Hawks are getting solid contributions from their core on most nights and Carroll, who is a starter, runs hot and cold, like most of the Hawks bench players. He's a nice player to have on your roster but isn't a must-start fantasy player due to the unselfishness of the Hawks. They've now tied a franchise record with 14 straight wins, and after starting the season at 7-6, have gone 28-2 since. They'll get a tough test for their 15th straight win on Friday at home against the Thunder, but it would almost be surprising to see them lose at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 9:14 pm
       
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