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  • Ian Mahinmi returns, plays 20 minutes
    Ian Mahinmi played 20 minutes in his return on Saturday against the Pistons, scoring four points with three rebounds and one turnover.

    Advice: He didn't quite look like he was all the way back from his lower back soreness. Regardless, the emergence of Myles Turner definitely hurts Mahinmi's upside even though Turner isn't really taking minutes away from him yet. Rotoworld.com 50 minutes ago
  • Jordan Hill plays well off bench
    Jordan Hill scored 12 points with eight rebounds, three assists and four steals in 27 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

    Advice: Ian Mahinmi didn't have a minutes cap in his return, but the rust was clear. Hill took advantage of a favorable matchup in this game and he should play less going forward and is a proactive drop candidate for owners eyeing a hot free agent. Rotoworld.com 53 minutes ago
  • Ghostface Ilya has tough night
    Ersan Ilyasova made 1-of-8 from the field for four points with one 3-pointer and one turnover in 18 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: His shot was off and coach Stan Van Gundy went away from him for most of the second half. SVG did say he's going to pull Ghostface Ilya at times to get more perimeter players out there, so this isn't a surprise. Ilyasova is a low-end asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:58 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 21 in rout at Houston
    Damian Lillard scored 21 points with four rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and three 3-pointers during a 96-79 win in Houston on Saturday.

    Advice: Rockets fans will probably never doubt Lillard, but this wasn't even his best game as a scorer. His assists have been the story lately and Lillard has put up three consecutive double-doubles for the first time in his NBA career. Yes, he should have made the All-Star Team. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:28 pm
  • Meyers Leonard scores three points
    Meyers Leonard played just 15 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday with three points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: This comes with Allen Crabbe (illness) and Noah Vonleh (ankle) out. He even made his teammate Gerald Henderson mad for missing a read on a play. Leonard is not the same player he was last year, so even the biggest Legend backers have to be off that bandwagon for this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:16 pm
  • Moe Harkless scores 14 points in start
    Moe Harkless made his second straight start on Saturday against the Rockets with 14 points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Not having Allen Crabbe (illness) was huge for Harkless today. He only played 16 minutes on Thursday while Crabbe was in and Noah Vonleh (ankle) was out, so leave him on the wire. Crabbe should be back for Monday. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:14 pm
  • James Harden scores 33, hurts right hand
    James Harden suffered an apparent minor right hand injury on Saturday, finishing with 33 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block, four 3-pointers and 10 turnovers.

    Advice: He had ice on his hand for most of the fourth quarter because the Rockets were blown out tonight. Harden did play through his hand issue for a few minutes before going to the bench, so chances are this is minor. He also took the ice pack off his hand for the final two minutes. For now, there shouldn't be much concern, but you never know when it comes to a hand injury. We'll pass along any info if he needs an X-ray. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:36 pm
  • KG out for Saturday vs. Bulls
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: He is not close to a return and is likely out through the break. Garnett can be ignored in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:38 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) out until All-Star break
    Tyreke Evans (knee) has been shut down until the All-Star break.

    Advice: "Hopefully he’ll be ready to go right after the All-Star break and we’ll be able to play him for the rest of the stretch [of the schedule]," coach Alvin Gentry said. His owners should stash him in an IR spot, but it's still possible that he could be shut down during the final weeks of the season if the Pelicans are not in the playoff hunt. In the meantime, Bryce Dejean-Jones will continue to start and is worth a look in deeper leagues. Jrue Holiday will benefit as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:15 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova out again on Saturday
    Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: His hamstring issue has been a problem for two weeks and the Cavs may rest him until the break. Mo Williams will be in the rotation again while this news also helps Iman Shumpert because of no Kevin Love. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:55 pm
  • Jordan Hill moving to the bench
    Jordan Hill will come off the bench on Saturday against the Pistons.

    Advice: He lost all his momentum on Friday and his playing time should drop quite a bit tonight. If you still have Hill on your roster, it's time to start thinking about dropping him. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:26 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi will start, no minutes cap
    Ian Mahinmi (back) will start on Saturday against the Pistons without a minutes restriction.

    Advice: That will bump Jordan Hill back to the bench and make him someone most owners should cut. The Pacers have only used Paul George at the four next to Myles Turner for just four minutes since Turner has been starting, so that might change tonight. Mahinmi is only a low-end asset. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:22 pm
  • Austin Rivers (hand) is questionable Sunday
    Austin Rivers (hand) is a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: He bruised his hand back on Wednesday and was held out of Friday's game vs. the Magic because he didn't feel like he was healthy enough to help the team. Pablo Prigioni (face) is also questionable, so Jamal Crawford would benefit the most if either player is held out. Rivers is not a fantasy option outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:59 am
  • Ian Mahinmi (back) is questionable Saturday
    Ian Mahinmi (back) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Pacers coach Frank Vogel said on Friday that Mahinmi was probable, so he has a very good chance of returning from a four-game absence tonight. Mahinmi has been a pleasant surprise all season with averages of 8.5 points, 7.1 boards and 1.0 blocks, so he's worth a look if you need a low-end big. Jordan Hill and Lavoy Allen will lose minutes upon Mahinmi's return. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:34 am
  • Report: LAC are not shopping Blake Griffin
    According to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register, the Clippers are not shopping Blake Griffin.

    Advice: Teams have inquired about Griffin, but the Clippers still believe that they can win this season and they aren't interested in making a move. There were reports on Friday that the Clippers had discussions with Denver and Philly, but the talks obviously never made it out of the rumor stage. Expect Griffin to remain with the Clippers. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:11 am
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  • Charlie Villanueva scores 16 points in loss
    Charlie Villanueva scored 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting Friday, to go with six boards, three assists, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Villanueva got some extra run tonight with the game well out of reach by halftime, and with the Mavs on a back-to-back set, CV could potentially enter the starting lineup on Saturday if Rick Carlisle elects to rest Dirk Nowitzki. If that's the case, Villanueva could be worth a punt play in DFS, although there's no reason to swoop him up in season-long settings. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:00 am
  • Jose Calderon scores 18 points
    Jose Calderon scored a game-high 18 points with eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes against against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: That's a nice line for a guy who hasn't done much in the past two weeks. Calderon tends to string injuries together, so it makes sense to see if he can stay healthy for two straight games before adding him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Tyler Zeller scores 16 points in 20 minutes
    Tyler Zeller scored 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting Friday, to go with four boards, one assist and three turnovers through 20 minutes of action.

    Advice: Zeller's playing time has been sporadic throughout the season, but he's been a more consistent part of the rotation over the past three averaging 12.7 points, 6.3 boards and 1.0 block in 20.0 minutes per outing. He's more of a speculative add in really deep leagues, but he could also fall out of the rotation at a moments notice, so don't cut anyone with long-term value to nab him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Jordan Hill scores three points in loss
    Jordan Hill scored three points with eight rebounds, three assists and one steal in 28 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: As great as he's been lately, he's still Jordan Hill. He scored just six points in Wednesday and is clearly trending down. If there is a hot pickup out there, Hill's owners shouldn't be too tied to keeping him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:22 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (leg) doubtful Saturday vs. CHI
    Kevin Garnett (leg) is doubtful to play Saturday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Garnett isn't close to making a return, so plan on him being out tomorrow. Gorgui Dieng will continue to start, and needs to be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:44 pm
  • Blake Griffin had second procedure on hand
    Blake Griffin (hand) underwent a second procedure this week on his broken right hand, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

    Advice: According to Shelburne, "the procedure was a part of the original surgery last week, so sources said the 4-6 week timeframe for his return remains unchanged." This has been a very odd situation for Blake and he's going to receive some additional punishment once he's back. Wes Johnson has been the best pickup and could hold nice value this month. Additionally, enjoy the Blake trade rumors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:37 pm
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  • Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) iffy Saturday
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) won't play on Friday and he's questionable to return vs. the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: Tyronn Lue suggested prior to Friday's game that Dellavedova might not be ready to face New Orleans, which isn't a good sign. Mo Williams is picking up a handful of minutes in Delly's absence, but he's not a viable fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:25 pm
  • Austin Rivers (hand) out for Friday night
    Austin Rivers (hand) will not play against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He bruised his hand before he was ejected on Wednesday. Expect to see more Pablo Prigioni and Jamal Crawford tonight in the road game. Crawford should have a chance to score a lot and is worth a look in DFS tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:13 pm
  • Austin Rivers (bruised hand) iffy for Friday
    Austin Rivers (bruised left hand) is questionable to play vs. the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Jamal Crawford and Pablo Prigioni would absorb Rivers' playing time if he can't suit up, though J-Craw is the only viable fantasy target. We should have a definitive update after the Clips' pre-game warmups. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:01 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) ruled out for Saturday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday against the Cavs.

    Advice: The Pelicans are talking about a shutdown, but it's not in their plans right now. There's a decent chance we don't see Evans back out there this week. Bryce Dejean-Jones was very good on Thursday and should get more starts. Norris Cole also benefits and hopeful he can stay out of foul trouble. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:23 pm
  • Report: PHI showing interest in Blake Griffin
    The 76ers had discussions with the Clippers about Blake Griffin, according to Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio.

    Advice: OK. First and foremost, a discussion about a trade doesn't seem like much. Secondly, the 76ers dealing for Griffin would be one of the most shocking developments of all time. For now, it's safe to assume this won't happen. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:10 pm
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  • Kevin Garnett likely out through break?
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is not close to a return.

    Advice: Coach Sam Mitchell said he likes the rotation as is. That means Gorgui Dieng should be locked in to the starting lineup. His scoring is way up, but Dieng's blocks have fallen off. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:33 am
  • LAC had talks with DEN about Blake Griffin?
    The Clippers reportedly discussed a Blake Griffin trade with the Nuggets according to Mitch Lawrence of Sirius XM Radio.

    Advice: It's not clear what pieces were involved in the reported talks, but it would likely take a massive offer from the Nuggets to get the ball rolling. Nothing is imminent by any means, so take this report with a grain of salt until we hear something more concrete. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:09 am
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  • Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) out Friday
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play on Friday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This will be his second straight game on the shelf and the Cavs shouldn't be in any hurry to rush him back. Mo Williams played just 11 minutes on Wednesday as the backup point guard, so there's no real reason to consider him outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:06 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 in loss
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points with five rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday during a 110-103 loss.

    Advice: The assists have been really nice for Lillard with three double-digit dime games in his last five. The should-be All-Star's team losing this one drops them out of the eighth seed with Utah moving up. It'll be interesting to see what the Blazers do at the deadline, but it won't affect Lillard. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:23 pm
  • Meyers Leonard scored nine points
    Meyers Leonard scored nine points with five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: The 7'1" big has one block and one steal combined since Jan. 13. He's not rebounding and he's not shooting the ball well, so it's almost impossible to defend him as a hold right now in standard leagues. Noah Vonleh (ankle) shouldn't be out long. He barely has top-200 value in 2016. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:17 pm
  • Moe Harkless starts in loss
    Moe Harkless scored two points with one rebound, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 16 minutes during a start against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: He didn't really have an impact with just one shot from the field. With Gerald Henderson back and on the block, don't expect Harkless to play much. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:12 pm
  • James Harden scores just 17 points
    James Harden was quiet during a 111-105 win over the Suns on Thursday, scoring 17 points with nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 4-of-19 from the field.

    Advice: Interestingly, coach J.B. Bickerstaff pulled all of his starters four minutes into the the game because of sloppy play. They obviously turned it around, though. Harden usually lights up the Suns and he is also solid on the road, so this is a shocking letdown. He'll be fine and should be a top-five player going forward in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:30 pm
  • Calderon gets 13 minutes, doesn't score
    Jose Calderon (groin) returned to action on Thursday with no points, three assists and one steal in 13 minutes.

    Advice: It's becoming very clear that Langston Galloway is the better option, especially since Galloway's shooting is vastly improved. Calderon is a drop candidate despite his output before his injury last week. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:56 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova scores 12 points
    Ersan Ilyasova scored 12 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

    Advice: It looked like he was going to get going after two triples in the first two minutes, but that was half of his production. With Stanley Johnson getting minutes at shooting guard, that should help Ilyasova keep his run. He's a low-end hold right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:28 pm
  • Moe Harkless is starting against Raptors
    Moe Harkless will start against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Terry Stotts was always going to go small for at least some of this game, so he'll get an early jump here. Harkless isn't a fantasy option right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:06 pm
  • Meyers Leonard listed as the starter
    Meyers Leonard is listed as the starter on Thursday against the Raptors for Noah Vonleh (ankle).

    Advice: This is pretty useless info because coach Terry Stotts make changes all the time. We'll pass along anything additional as it comes along. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:07 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) out for Thursday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry was asked about a shut down and said they are evaluating it, but it's not in the plan right now. Evans hasn't warmed up in over a week and the Pelicans haven't set a date for him to return. Bryce Dejean-Jones will get a start and hopefully the Pelicans don't play Toney Douglas 22 minutes like they did on Wednesday. Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday should be locked into lineups. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:58 pm
  • Clippers could punish Blake?
    Owner Steve Ballmer said "there needs to be consequences" for Blake Griffin's incident last week.

    Advice: "It's the right thing to do," Ballmer said. The league is also looking at a punishment for Blake, so he might get at least a game or two. He is out for this month and could make it back for next month. Wes Johnson has been the best pickup by far. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:12 pm
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  • Calderon starting, Langston Galloway benched
    Jose Calderon will return to the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. the Pistons, sending Langston Galloway back to the bench.

    Advice: Calderon isn't anything more than a late-round guy with averages of 7.5 points, 4.0 assists, 1.1 three-pointers, 1.0 steal and 1.1 turnovers per game on 47.5 percent shooting, but his return to the lineup will result in Jerian Grant's minutes taking a massive hit. Galloway also loses a lot of luster with Calderon back in the fold. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:49 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi (back) out Friday vs. the Hawks
    Ian Mahinmi (back) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Mahinmi didn't even travel with the team to Atlanta, but Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star is reporting that Ian could potentially make his return Saturday vs. Detroit. With Mahinmi out on Friday, Myles Turner, Jordan Hill and Lavoy Allen will continue to see an uptick in minutes, with Turner offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:32 pm
  • Jose Calderon probable against Pistons Thurs
    Jose Calderon (groin) is expected to play against the Pistons on Thursday.

    Advice: It's unclear if Calderon starts or will be on a minutes limit, but it looks like he'll return to the court after a four-game absence. Calderon doesn't have much fantasy value at this point, but his return to the Knicks rotation will diminish Langston Galloway's fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:44 am
  • Tyreke Evans doubtful for Thursday vs Lakers
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Evans sat against the Spurs on Wednesday, so it wouldn't be a huge shock to see him sit again on Thursday. We'll keep an eye out for his status, but it looks like Bryce Dejean-Jones will get another start while Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday would also benefit from Evans' absence. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:32 am
  • Austin Rivers ejected for two techs
    Austin Rivers was ejected for two technical fouls on Wednesday night.

    Advice: He exited with eight minutes left in the second quarter. Rivers is actually playing well right now, so the Clippers will turn to Lance Stephenson and Jamal Crawford to help out. Rivers won't be suspended for this. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:22 pm
  • Tyler Zeller plays 14 minutes on Wednesday
    Tyler Zeller, who went off for his best game of the season on Tuesday, played just 14 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He still managed to put up six points, five rebounds, four assists, a steal and three blocks despite the limited minutes. He's played well in two straight games, but minutes are still a big concern and he'll need a bigger role going forward if he's going to warrant a fantasy pickup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:00 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova scores 16 in loss to Boston
    Ersan Ilyasova started and played 26 minutes, hitting 6-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points and two rebounds in Wednesday's loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: Not his best game of the season, but not too bad, either. Ilyasova looked like he might be a dead duck after suffering an adductor injury, but has played well (in solid minutes) over his last two games. If he was dumped in your league, he's probably worth an add, as Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suffered a potentially serious groin injury tonight. Ghostface Ilya, Marcus Morris and Stanley Johnson are all going to see a big boost if KCP is out for as long as we think he might be. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:32 pm
  • KG out again for Wednesday night
    Kevin Garnett will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Wolves should probably do us all a favor and rule him out to the break. Garnett can be ignored in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:11 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) out for Wednesday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was doubtful to play and will miss his fourth game. The Pelicans need to start winning games to prevent Evans from being a shut-down candidate. It'll be Bryce Dejean-Jones starting while Norris Cole also benefits. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:12 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play
    Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is going to rest his bothersome hamstring and it sounds like it's precautionary. The Cavs figure to get Mo Williams back in the rotation tonight, but he's not a reliable fantasy option unless you are hoping for garbage time against a shorthanded Hornets team. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:57 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) a game-time call
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) is a game-time decision to face the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been fighting the issue for a week and only played 12 minutes on Monday, so perhaps this hamstring issue explains why. The Cavs don't need Dellavedova too much right now and could opt to throw Mo Williams back in the rotation. We'll have another update shortly. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:39 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (leg) doubtful vs. LAC
    Kevin Garnett (right knee) is doubtful to play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is probably not going to play, which puts Gorgui Dieng in the starting lineup. Garnett can be ignored in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:39 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 14 w/ 12 dimes
    Damian Lillard scored 14 points with 12 assists, five boards and three turnovers in Tuesday's win over the Bucks.

    Advice: C.J. McCollum carried the Blazers with 30 points, so Lillard was happy to be the facilitator and he was able to record his tenth double-double of the season. Lillard and McCollum have the Blazers right in the middle of the playoff race, and they also became one of three pairs of teammates to have 1,000 points each along with Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan of Toronto and Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson of the Warriors. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:48 pm
  • Meyers Leonard scores nine points in win
    Meyers Leonard scored nine points with five boards, two assists and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes vs. the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Advice: The minutes were nice, but the production could've been a little better. He scored 13 points with three treys in 32 minutes on Sunday, but he has been very inconsistent all season. However, Noah Vonleh went down with an ankle sprain and could miss time, so Leonard could be looking at additional minutes moving forward. For now, just put him on your radar if you could use a big capable of knocking down a couple of treys. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:27 pm
  • James Harden hands out season-high 14 dimes
    James Harden hit 10-of-19 shots and three 3-pointers on his way to 26 points, four rebounds, a season-high 14 assists, two steals and a block in Tuesday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: It wasn't a 40-point bomb like he dropped on Saturday, but it was pretty darn good. And don't look now, but he's hit at least half his shots in four of his last five games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:24 pm
  • Tyler Zeller double-doubles in win
    Tyler Zeller played 27 minutes off the bench and hit 8-of-13 shots for a season-high 16 points, 10 rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's win.

    Advice: We haven't even blurbed him since before Christmas, which was the last time he did anything of significance. Just keep an eye on him and if he suddenly starts playing well and getting minutes, strugglers Amir Johnson and Jared Sullinger will take an even bigger hit. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:51 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) doubtful Wednesday vs. SA
    Tyreke Evans (right knee) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Evans has missed the past three games do to tendinitis in his surgically repaired right knee, and it's looking like that number will hit four on Wednesday. Bryce Dejean-Jones should continue to start with Evans out, with Jrue Holiday being asked to do more on offense. Check back for official confirmation on Evans closer to Wednesday's tip. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:37 pm
  • Jose Calderon (groin) out Tuesday vs. Boston
    Jose Calderon (groin) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Langston Galloway will again be in the starting lineup tonight, and Jerian Grant should continue to see around 20 minutes off the bench. Calderon was able to go through a full practice on Monday, and head coach Derek Fisher said that Thursday vs. Detroit is a "realistic" target date for Calderon, so we'll be considering Jose on the probable side of the questionable tag for that one. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:53 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi (back) out Wednesday vs. the Nets
    Ian Mahinmi (back) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. Brooklyn, but he's hopeful he can return to the court for Friday's game in Atlanta.

    Advice: It'll be Myles Turner, Jordan Hill and Lavoy Allen picking up the slack in Mahinmi's absence on Wednesday, with Turner offering the most upside. Turner is averaging 14.0 points, 8.3 boards and an elite 3.0 swats per game as a starter for the Pacers, and he absolutely needs to be owned in all leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:34 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (leg) out Tuesday vs. Lakers
    Kevin Garnett (leg) will not play Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Garnett said that it's his right leg, and not specifically his right knee that has been bothering him, but he added that it's been feeling better and he expects to get back on the court "soon." His next opportunity to play will come Wednesday vs. the Clippers, so we'll be considering him questionable for that one. However, Garnett is only playing 14.7 minutes per game this season, so there's no reason to own him in any league. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:29 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi (back) questionable for Wednesday
    Ian Mahinmi (back) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Mahinmi has spent the past two games on the sidelines, but he's currently being listed as day-to-day, so there's a chance he's able to get back on the court for Wednesday's game. However, if he's unable to play tomorrow, Jordan Hill would have another opportunity to start with Myles Turner getting all the run he can handle. Check back for another update on Mahinmi following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:35 am
  • Blake Griffin still waiting on discipline
    Blake Griffin (hand) is still waiting to hear from the league about his punishment from the league.

    Advice: The Clippers are hoping to hear from the league about Griffin's discipline soon, but a decision may not be imminent, according to sources. Griffin is expected to miss up to two months with a fractured right hand and will likely miss more time due to a suspension when he returns, so fantasy owners may not get him back until mid-to-late March. Short of having a a free IR spot, stashing Griffin could be a detrimental move for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:20 am
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  • Ersan Ilyasova scores 16 points in return
    Ersan Ilyasova (adductor) returned on Monday with 16 points, six rebounds, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

    Advice: His minutes were fine and he didn't look limited. The only time he was visibly in pain was after Thaddeus Young blocked him and put him on the ground. Ilyasova is putting up enough value to own, but his upside isn't very attractive. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:48 pm
  • Jordan Hill still hangs a nice line in loss
    Jordan Hill scored 17 points with six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes against the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: It wasn't as great as his 20-point, six-block game on Saturday, but this is still a nice line. Ian Mahinmi (back) is likely looking at a few more games out of the lineup. Hill is nowhere near the asset Myles Turner is, but he's worth a look if you need some short-term help at PF/C. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:00 pm
  • Garnett, Pekovic and Martin are doubtful
    Kevin Garnett (knee), Nikola Pekovic (sore foot) and Kevin Martin (wrist) are all considered doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: To be clear, KG isn't going to play. The 39-year-old veteran is a shut-down candidate and plays minutes in the teens when he is active, so he can be ignored in all leagues. Gorgui Dieng is a must-own player. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:45 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) ruled out on Monday night
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: There is nothing structurally wrong, but the Pelicans likely want all of his tendinitis to go away. With Evans out, it'll be Bryce Dejean-Jones starting while Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole also benefit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:22 pm
  • Ersan llyasova and Reggie Jackson will play
    Ersan Ilyasova (adductor) and Reggie Jackson (dehydration) will play on Monday against the Nets.

    Advice: He is likely going to start, which pushes Anthony Tolliver back to the bench. If Ilyasova is not 100 percent, we could see more Stanley Johnson off the bench. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:43 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) likely won't play Monday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) likely won't play vs. the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: The Pelicans are going to be cautious, but the team is saying that he could play if it was a playoff game. Evans is a shut-down candidate unless the Pelicans can get back into the playoff hunt, so his owners should be concerned. Bryce Dejean-Jones should get another start, while Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole will both benefit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:27 pm
  • Pacers uncertain on Mahinmi's return
    The Pacers are uncertain when Ian Mahinmi (back) can return.

    Advice: He is out on Monday and he could miss additional games. That means we'll see more of the Jordan Hill and Myles Turner frontcourt. Turner should be owned everywhere while Hill may have some nice short-term value. Don't expect him to be a great as he was on Saturday, though. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:12 pm
  • Jose Calderon (groin) likely to play Tuesday
    Jose Calderon (groin) returned to practice on Monday, and he is optimistic about playing on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Calderon has missed the last three games, but he's expected back for Tuesday's contest meaning Langston Galloway's run with the starters should come to a conclusion. That's a shame for fantasy GMs, because Galloway has produced more favorably in that role for our purposes than Calderon has at all this season, averaging just 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.1 triples. He is what he is. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:05 am
  • Ersan Ilyasova (adductor) expected for Monday
    Ersan Ilyasova (adductor) is expected to play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Ghostface Ilya was forced out of the lineup on Saturday due to the injury, but his absence looks like it will be of the single-game variety. With Ilyasova back in the fold, Anthony Tolliver will head back to the bench while Marcus Morris could lose some playing time with Stanley Johnson's role increasing. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:28 am
  • Ian Mahinmi (back) ruled out again on Monday
    Ian Mahinmi (back) will not play on Monday vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: That means Jordan Hill, who exploded for 20 points, seven boards, three assists, a steal and six blocks in 38.5 minutes on Saturday, should again draw the start at the five with rookie Myles Turner lining up at power forward. It's a tough matchup for both players against a Cleveland time beginning to find its groove, and despite another game on the sidelines, there's nothing (yet) to indicate Mahinmi will miss extended time. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:34 am
  • Vogel praises Jordan Hill's rim protection
    Frank Vogel praised Jordan Hill's rim protection after his six-block showing on Saturday.

    Advice: "He was great," Vogel said. "We’ve been on him the last couple of weeks to raise his level in terms of rim protection. He was great tonight in that regard." Hill has also drawn behind-the-scenes praise for his work mentoring Myles Turner, who he said is "going to be great." As for Hill, it's going to be tough to carve out sustainable fantasy value with Turner now playing an integral role and Ian Mahinmi (back) still performing well when healthy. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:49 am
  • Meyers Leonard w/ three 3-pointers in 32 mins
    Meyers Leonard had 13 points, six rebounds, three 3-pointers, one assist and one block in 32 minutes on Sunday, the most playing time he's seen in January.

    Advice: The Wolves and Blazers shot a combined 10-of-43 from deep tonight, so Leonard's 3-of-7 mark stood out like a beacon of efficiency. He's shooting well but simply hasn't contributed enough across-the-board stats to be worth owning in typical leagues -- thus far in 2016 he's averaging 5.2 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.2 blocks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:00 pm
  • Kevin Garnett, Kevin Martin out Sunday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) and Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play on Sunday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: This will be Garnett's fourth straight game on the shelf and the Wolves won't be in any hurry to rush him back. Gorgui Dieng has been playing really well as the starting power forward, so he should benefit the most on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:44 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 16 points w/ five treys
    Austin Rivers had his second consecutive productive outing on Sunday, scoring 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go with five 3-pointers, one assist, one rebound and three turnovers in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Rivers has played very well over the past two games, putting up averages of 16.5 points, 3.0 three-pointers, 1.0 assist, 1.0 steal, 1.0 block and 2.0 turnovers per game while shooting at a ridiculous 61.9 percent clip. That shooting percentage obviously isn't sustainable, and his next stinker is likely right around the corner. He's still not a very good pick up in most formats as he doesn't do a lot aside from score and hit 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:52 pm
  • Jose Calderon (groin) out Sunday vs. Warriors
    Jose Calderon (groin) will not play Sunday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Langston Galloway will continue to start with Calderon on the sidelines, with Jerian Grant having the opportunity for some extended run off the bench. Galloway has been nice as a starter this season, owning averages of 11.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.0 three-pointer, 1.0 steal, 1.0 block and just 0.3 turnovers per game, so he's someone to consider in DFS. Groin injuries can be tricky, and given that Calderon still hasn't practiced, we'll consider him doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. Boston. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:51 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) questionable for Monday
    Tyreke Evans (right knee) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Evans has spent the past two games on the sidelines, which has resulted in Bryce Dejean-Jones sliding into the starting lineup and Jrue Holiday earning starters minutes off the bench. It'll be more of the same on Monday if Evans can't give it a go. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:46 pm
  • NBA still looking into Blake Griffin incident
    The NBA's investigation of Blake Griffin (hand) is still ongoing.

    Advice: Griffin is expected to miss up to two months of action because of his hand, but he could face some discipline from either the NBA or the Clippers. "He feels awful about it, and he's let everyone know that," Coach Doc Rivers said. "That's all you can do. You have to forgive people at some point. I believe that. We built Richard Nixon a library. I mean, my goodness, you forgive people." Unless you have an IR spot, stashing Griffin at this point in the season will be very difficult. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:09 am
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  • Harden drops 40, Rockets lose third straight
    James Harden dropped 40 points in Saturday's 123-122 loss to the Wizards, adding 11 assists, seven boards, four steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Wizards had no answer for him on the defensive end and he even fouled Garrett Temple out of the game. The Rockets have lost three straight games, but Harden has been playing some incredible ball with averages of 30.2 points, 8.6 boards, 7.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.0 treys over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:19 pm
  • Jordan Hill scores 20 points with six blocks
    Jordan Hill erupted for 20 points in a start with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and six blocks in 38 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: Wow. The blocks are obviously a fluke and were a career high. Ian Mahinmi (back) has been hurt throughout his career and there's a decent chance he is going to miss more games. Hill's body of work suggests he won't be great while Ian is out, so he's only an add if you have something to cut. Most owners will want to see it again. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:38 pm
  • Jordan Hill starting for Ian Mahinmi
    Jordan Hill will start in place of Ian Mahinmi (back) on Saturday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: While Hill starting is interesting, this is all about more run for red-hot Myles Turner. Hill and Lavoy Allen will likely split minutes while Turner should see some heavy run. Hill isn't the greatest asset in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:29 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi (back) ruled out Saturday
    Ian Mahinmi (back) will not play on Saturday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: The big man is dealing with a sore lower back, so the issue likely isn't serious and should be considered day-to-day. Mahinmi actually looked really good next to Myles Turner, so his owners should stick with him if he doesn't miss any more action. Jordan Hill will start next to Turner on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:27 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful for Sunday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is doubtful vs. the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: The Wolves will not let the 39-year-old veteran play at less than 100 percent, so don't expect to see him out there. Coach Sam Mitchell has finally freed Gorgui Dieng, so he is a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:13 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova (thigh) out for Saturday night
    Ersan Ilyasova (thigh) will not play against the Raptors on Saturday and it's unclear when he'll return to action.

    Advice: He was already losing some playing time to Stanley Johnson, but now the rookie should get another chance tonight. Marcus Morris will likely be pushed over the power forward here and there while Anthony Tolliver could start. Johnson could become a nice pickup with a big game tonight. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:46 pm
  • Tyreke Evans out, Anthony Davis will play
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play and Anthony Davis (concussion) will play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: Evans' knee is not close to 100 percent and the team likely wants to let his tendinitis heal. With Evans out, it'll be Norris Cole getting big minutes in the starting lineup with Jrue Holiday set for a big night. We'll also see plenty of Bryce Dejean-Jones, who is not a strong fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:24 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 22 points in win
    Damian Lillard scored a game-high 22 points against the Hornets on Friday during a 109-91 win, adding five rebounds, six assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Lillard is in the top 10 for points, assists and treys while the Blazers are knocking on the door of the eighth seed, but he did not get an All-Star bid. He also had a throw-down on Tyler Hansbrough (in link below). He's sitting on top-15 value in his last 10. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:29 pm
  • James Harden scores 33 points in loss
    James Harden scored 33 points against the Thunder during a 116-108 loss on Friday, adding seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's scored more points per game against OKC than any other team. Harden and the Rockets are on a back-to-back and will take on the Wizards on Saturday. He's been terrific on the second half of back-to-backs with 31.2 points per game in those 12 instances, so fire him up in DFS against a sloppy Wizards team. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:18 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova scores 11 points in loss
    Ersan Ilyasova played 27 minutes against the Cavs on Friday with four rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's being outplayed by a few players and didn't start the second half because he was hit in the jaw. Ilyasova is fine with health, but Stanley Johnson is definitely coming for his minutes. He's barely putting up top-150 value in his last six and is trending down. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:14 pm
  • Jose Calderon (groin) out against the Suns
    Jose Calderon (groin) will not play against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: He tried to play through his injury on Tuesday and it sounds like he'll miss more time. Calderon has been toast on defense anyway, so the Knicks may opt to be extra careful. Langston Galloway gets another start in fantastic matchup tonight while Jerian Grant will back him up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:54 pm
  • Ersan could get bench a little more?
    Coach Stan Van Gundy said Ersan Ilyasova could play less if the Pistons play Marcus Morris at power forward more often.

    Advice: "We’re going to have to play another perimeter guy rather than one of our other [power forwards], and right now I think the nine guys we’re playing are our best nine guys," Van Gundy said. Stanley Johnson closed out Wednesday's game over Ilysasova and he's really shown some nice improvement while Ghostface Ilya hasn't stepped up too much. At this point, Johnson might be the better player to own for his upside. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:58 am
  • Jose Calderon hurt groin on Saturday
    Jose Calderon (groin) said he originally hurt his groin on Saturday and is questionable to play on Friday against the Suns.

    Advice: He lasted 21 minutes on Tuesday and did not play on Thursday. Calderon called his injury a "guessing game" and he's going to monitor it going forward. Calderon is a very slow healer, so expect him to be limited as soon as he's ready to return. Langston Galloway could have a nice night on Friday against the Suns. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:51 am
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play Friday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play on Friday vs. the Jazz as expected.

    Advice: A 39-year-old veteran dealing with a sore knee is not good, so expect KG to miss more time. Gorgui Dieng exploded for 21 points and nine boards in his last game, so he should benefit the most in KG's absence. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:07 am
  • Report: Blake Griffin could miss two months
    According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, Blake Griffin (hand) could miss two months of action.

    Advice: His original timetable was established at 4-6 weeks, but even Doc Rivers suggested that the timetable wasn't realistic. This would mean that Griffin wouldn't return to the court until the end of March at the earliest, so his owners may be forced to evaluate other options if they don't have an IR spot. In the meantime, DeAndre Jordan, J.J. Redick and Chris Paul will all benefit. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:26 am
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  • Ian Mahinmi scores eight in start
    Ian Mahinmi scored eight points in 30 minutes against the Hawks on Thursday, adding six rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

    Advice: He's not a highly-used player on offense, so the move of Myles Turner doesn't really hurt him much. Mahinmi has put up 10th-round value this month, so he might trend down a tad due to a lower rebounding rate and possibly less blocks. He's just an OK player to own. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:35 pm
  • Jose Calderon (groin) ruled out for Thursday
    Jose Calderon (groin) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Raptors, and Langston Galloway will start in his place.

    Advice: Galloway is coming off a 21-point, stat stuffing game from Tuesday, and he tends to play very well when Carmelo Anthony (knee) is on the sidelines, so he's someone to consider in DFS tonight. Groin injuries tend to be tricky, so Calderon going be looking at some extended time on the shelf here. Jerian Grant should also pick up some extra minutes tonight, but Galloway makes for the better DFS target. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:44 pm
  • James Harden struggles in loss to Spurs
    James Harden scored 20 points against the Spurs during a 130-98 loss on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Spurs can shut down basically any non-Warriors team, so this isn't a surprise to see Harden struggle. His owners should have high hopes against his former team when he takes on OKC on Friday night. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:22 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova benched down stretch vs. 76ers
    Ersan Ilyasova never got going during Wednesday's home win, hitting 1-of-6 shots with eight rebounds and one steal in just 20 minutes, before sitting out the game's final 15 minutes.

    Advice: He was coming off a 16-point game vs. the Jazz, but struggled on both ends against Jerami Grant and the Sixers tonight. Inconsistency is the story of the season for Ilyasova, who is nevertheless worth owning as a source of scoring, 3-pointers and rebounds, with negligible turnovers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:16 pm
  • Blake Griffin apologizes to LAC organization
    Blake Griffin took to Twitter to apologize to the Clippers' organization for the physical altercation that happen between him and a Clipper staffer, and resulted in a fractured hand for Blake.

    Advice: "A situation among friends escalated and I regret the way I handled myself towards someone I care about," Griffin said in the statement. "I want to apologize to the Clippers organization, my teammates and the fans for creating this distraction." Griffin is set to spend at least the next 4-6 weeks on the sidelines, but Doc Rivers indicated he feels that timetable is a bit optimistic, so owners without an IR-spot will need to consider cutting Blake at this point. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:56 am
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  • Damian Lillard hands out 13 assists in win
    Damian Lillard matched his career high with 13 assists in Tuesday's 112-97 win over the Kings, finishing with 15 points, five boards, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He shot just 5-of-16 from the field and had four turnovers, but he gets a pass because he erupted for 36 points in Saturday's win over the Lakers. The Blazers have now won six out of their last eight games and moved ahead of the Kings for the eighth spot in the Western Conference playoff race. C.J. McCollum added 18 points, five assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:03 pm
  • Meyers Leonard scores nine points
    Meyers Leonard scored nine points on 3-of-6 shooting with seven boards, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes vs. the Kings on Tuesday.

    Advice: Surprisingly, Leonard actually played some excellent defense on DeMarcus Cousins and even got into his head in the third quarter. Leonard has a lot of untapped potential, but he has been a disappointment for most of the season and is coming off a two-point dud in Saturday's win over the Lakers. Just keep an eye on him for now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:47 pm
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