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    • Steven Adams returned to action on Monday January 26. Rotoworld.com
      53 minutes ago
    • Barnes gets back on track against the Nugs
      Matt Barnes hit 7-of-11 shots (including two threes) for 18 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in Monday's win over the Nuggets.

      Advice: Barnes hit just 1-of-9 shots on Sunday and bouncing back nicely owners have to be fairly happy about their pickup. He has been dealing with an ab strain but didn't show any signs of it tonight, as he sits on a month of top 40-60 production. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:13 pm
    • Chandler goes for 18 & 10 in Nuggets loss
      Wilson Chandler scored 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting (including three treys) with 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal in Monday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: Chandler is playing well and belongs in all lineups, but owners should beware that he is on the trading block and his situation is about as good as it gets right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:09 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic picks up the pace on Monday
      Jusuf Nurkic picked up the pace on Monday against the Clippers, scoring six points on 3-of-6 shooting with 10 rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 29 minutes.

      Advice: Nurkic was one of the Nuggets' best players tonight and yet Brian Shaw pulled him late to bring in J.J. Hickson. He's not out of the woods in terms of consistency but he has more than proven his upside and needs to be held through any cold streaks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:05 pm
    • Afflalo posts solid line against the Clippers
      Arron Afflalo scored 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block on Monday.

      Advice: This will be one of Afflalo's better lines due to the versatility and barring a major change he'll continue to return reliable late-round value. Ty Lawson added 19 points and 11 assists in tonight's loss to the Clippers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:04 pm
    • Hickson ineffective in 17 minutes vs. LAC
      J.J. Hickson logged just 17 minutes on Monday, putting up two points, five rebounds and two assists.

      Advice: Hickson wasn't very valuable in standard leagues when he was putting up double-doubles lately, so needless to say when things head south owners can cut bait real quick. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:01 pm
    • Nelson plays just 13 minutes on Monday
      Jameer Nelson played just 13 minutes on Monday, scoring two points with two steals and two assists.

      Advice: Nelson had been hanging by a thread in most regular sized leagues and this is probably your sign to move on. If Ty Lawson falters at any point due to injury or a minimal suspension, be ready to move quickly on him because he'll probably be worth owning. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:00 pm
    • X-rays on Turner's thumb return negative
      X-rays taken on Evan Turner's thumb returned negative, but there has been no update on his status for Wednesday's game against the Wolves.

      Advice: Turner said he "re-sprained it" and that the "same thing happened three times accidentally by the same dude." Owners of Turner might want to wait-and-see before dropping him and likewise, the Marcus Smart show might have to wait a little bit longer. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:41 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Splash Bros, Kyle, Wes, & J.J. in 3PT contest
      Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, Kyle Korver, Wes Matthews and J.J. Redick are five of the six participants in the 3-point contest during All Star Weekend.

      Advice: We chose to give Klay the blurb because of his historic night but this is as loaded of a field as we've seen in years. Who will the mystery sixth person be? We're hoping for Kendrick Perkins, but we'll settle for Big Baby. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:37 pm
    • Favors blocks four shots, scores 13 points
      Derrick Favors scored 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting (3-of-7 FTs) with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and four blocks in the Jazz's 99-90 loss to the Celtics on Monday.

      Advice: Favors is a top-50 play and is well-positioned to hold the line or improve as the year goes on. Enes Kanter had a typical 20 and six night with no other stats, and Rudy Gobert was dominant defensively on his way to eight points, 10 boards, two assists and three blocks in 26 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:14 pm
    • Hayward goes off in loss to the Celtics
      Gordon Hayward scored 26 points on 7-of-17 shooting (including four threes) with six rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in Monday's home loss to the Celtics.

      Advice: Hayward hit 8-of-12 free throws and pushes his value up to top 25-40 levels after this voluminous effort. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:12 pm
    • Ingles posts another versatile line
      Joe Ingles scored two points on 1-of-6 shooting with four rebounds, five assists and four steals over 31 minutes in Monday's loss to the Celtics.

      Advice: Ingles isn't going to score a lot but the other contributions are there for standard league owners. Give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    • Exum goes scoreless in 25-minute start
      Dante Exum went scoreless in 25 minutes of action on Monday against the Celtics, finishing with just one rebound and two assists to his credit.

      Advice: Ouch. Exum is very raw and his move into the starting lineup may be premature, though nothing has been said to the effect of a change so far. If you added him you might want to show a bit of patience because he's just 19 years old, but in general this could be a very bumpy and/or short experience as the starter. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:09 pm
    • Mike Conley suffers a sprained left wrist
      Mike Conley said he sprained his left wrist and played through the pain in the second half.

      Advice: He said he'll take a "wait and see" approach for Tuesday's game in Dallas. Conley is coming off ankle injuries from last week and he's struggled in a big way since. If Conley can't go, Beno Udrih will be a strong play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:05 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Turner getting thumb X-rayed after Mon's game
      Evan Turner left Monday's game and would eventually return after re-injuring his thumb, finishing with nine points on 2-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 21 minutes.

      Advice: Turner is getting the thumb X-rayed and this could be the moment they pass the torch between he and Marcus Smart. Or not. Either way, the momentum Turner had been showing in fantasy leagues gets stopped with tonight's outcome and he wasn't a high upside player to begin with in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:05 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Burke scores 18 points with nothing else
      Trey Burke scored 18 points off the bench with four 3-pointers, but did not post any other stats in his 32 minutes.

      Advice: Burke hit just 7-of-20 shots so this isn't ideal to say the least. Dante Exum managed just one rebound and two assists in 25 minutes, so we'll have to see how long the current arrangement plays out. If Exum doesn't severely cut into Burke's load, he has a pretty good chance at late-round value in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:01 pm
    • Mike Conley scores just five points
      Mike Conley scored just five points with one rebound, no assists and one steal in 22 minutes against the Magic on Monday.

      Advice: This is a surprise to see him flop with the Magic giving up a lot of big lines to point guards these days. Conley hasn't quite hit his stride since returning from an ankle injury, averaging just 12.0 points, 2.0 boards, 1.8 assists and 0.5 steals on 37.2 percent from the field. We'd be willing to bet this is the low point of his season, so buy low if you can. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:25 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Steven Adams expects to start vs. MIN
      Steven Adams (head) is expected to start against the Wolves on Monday.

      Advice: He had migraines on Sunday and missed that game, but he'll be back tonight. Adams was playing well before his head issue and he should be able to resume his normal role. His fantasy value has been outside the top 200 in standard leagues over the past month. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:29 pm
    • Evan Turner has stong game against Warriors
      Evan Turner had a strong showing against the Warriors on Sunday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting to go with seven boards, seven assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Turner has never been known for his efficiency or for his defensive ability, so this line was definitely a pleasant surprise. While he will always be tough to own in standard leagues for his shooting percentages and turnovers, Turner will continue to be a solid asset in points leagues as long as he continues to run the show in Boston. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:48 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Jusuf Nurkic gets four fouls in 19 minutes
      Jusuf Nurkic racked up four personal fouls in just 19 minutes of action on Sunday, finishing a tough loss to the Wizards with six points, nine boards, two assists and one steal.

      Advice: Nurkic has a golden opportunity with Timofey Mozgov gone and JaVale McGee (tibia) still inactive, but he can't get out of his own way with the foul trouble. He's still a late-middle round value over the past month, in just 20.2 minutes per game, and simply has too much upside to cut in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:00 pm
    • Wilson Chandler hangs 20 points on Wizards
      Wilson Chandler filled up the stat sheet on Sunday with 20 points, four 3-pointers, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and only one turnover in 38 minutes.

      Advice: Chandler shot 8-of-19 overall and he isn't very efficient (41.3 percent FGs this season), but fantasy owners won't complain with tonight's solid line. The Nuggets are reportedly willing to trade him and they've been linked to the Nets and Brook Lopez, so be mindful that Chandler's value could decrease overnight. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:59 pm
    • Jameer Nelson quiet w/ Ty Lawson active
      Jameer Nelson was predictably quiet with Ty Lawson back in action on Sunday, coming off the bench for nine points, four assists and one steal in 14 minutes.

      Advice: It was actually a nice game for Nelson, who went 3-of-4 behind the arc, but a backup role behind minute-hog Lawson isn't a recipe for long-term success. Deep-league owners may find Nelson useful, but everyone else should be able to find better free agents. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:58 pm
    • Klay Thompson stays hot with 31 points Sun
      Klay Thompson scored 31 points to lead the Warriors in a win over the Celtics on Sunday, adding two boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: It's incredible to think that Thompson was able to score 37 points in a quarter during Friday's game over the Kings, so his owners might be starting to feel a little greedy and are probably yawning at this stat line. It's going to be interesting to see who ends up starting in the All-Star game in place of Kobe Bryant (shoulder), as James Harden and Klay Thompson are locked in an exciting battle to take home the honors. Keep Thompson active in your lineup and enjoy the show. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:55 pm
    • Matt Barnes shoots 1-of-9 in easy win vs Suns
      Matt Barnes couldn't find the range vs. Phoenix, shooting 1-of-9 from the field for four points in 26 minutes of action.

      Advice: He helped fantasy owners in other ways, fortunately, adding five rebounds, two assists and two steals during the Clippers' 120-100 road win. Barnes tends to run hot and cold but overall he's a steady top-100 value with averages of 9.8 points, 1.7 threes, 3.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks, in addition to typically solid FG and FT percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:52 pm
    • Steven Adams out Sunday w/ migraine
      Steven Adams sat out Sunday's game due to a migraine.

      Advice: The ailment wasn't revealed until just prior to tip-off, leaving owners in deep leagues with a hole in their Sunday lineups. He'll have to recover quickly to suit up for Monday's home game vs. the Timberwolves, and anyone relying on him should check for updates after shootaround. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:17 pm
    • Steven Adams (migraine) not starting Sunday
      Kendrick Perkins has replaced Steven Adams (migraine) in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. Cleveland.

      Advice: Unfortunately this news came out very late, and it's not clear if Adams will play at all on Sunday. However, neither Adams nor Perkins can be considered viable options in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:39 pm
    • Dante Exum suddenly good from 3-point range
      Dante Exum made 5-of-7 from the field for 13 points during a 108-73 win over the Nets on Saturday with four rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

      Advice: He is inexplicably a knock-down shooter in the starting lineup. In his last two games as the starter, Exum averaged 14.0 points, 2.0 boards, 4.5 assists and 4.0 triples on 52.6 percent from the field. That's good for a 73.7 effective field goal percentage, which is actually higher than Kyle Korver this season. Exum's shot is a little funky and he was not effective from deep before this hot streak. He still doesn't have a tremendous game for fantasy, but go ahead and give him a look to see if he can keep his 19-year-old Aussie magic going. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:35 pm
    • Sixth man Trey Burke plays great again
      Trey Burke was terrific off the bench against the Nets on Saturday, scoring 19 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal, four 3-pointers and no turnovers on 7-of-13 from the field.

      Advice: He's certainly embraced his sixth-man role and played 26 minutes. The most important thing is minutes for a player's stat output and the early indication is Burke's efficiency and usage have gone up. His body of work suggests he's not going to be this good, but feel free to give him a look to see if he can kept going. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:28 pm
    • Derrick Favors plays 31 minutes
      Derrick Favors was quiet in his return to the lineup on Saturday with nine points, eight rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

      Advice: It wasn't a bad line and it was mostly due to his low usage rate. Favors is shooting the ball very well from the field and is at 72.3 percent from the line in 2015, so he could become an elite big man thanks to his contributions in blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:16 pm
    • Joe Ingles scores career-high 16 points
      Joe Ingles scored a career-high 16 points against the Nets on Saturday with one rebound, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: The 3-pointers were also a career high. Ingles has done most of his damage in dimes, steals and treys, so he's climbing into the top-140 player conversation. With Rodney Hood (foot) out for at least a few weeks and Alec Burks (shoulder) out for the year, Ingles is worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:12 pm
    • Dante Exum to draw another start vs. Nets
      Dante Exum will draw his second straight start over Trey Burke for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Exum scored a career-high 15 points in a start on Thursday, and it looks like he has a real chance to replace Trey Burke for good. Coach Quin Snyder did say that his lineup wasn't set in stone, so this will definitely be a situation worth monitoring going forward. Burke's value will continue to trend down as long as he comes off the bench and his owners should be concerned. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:50 am
    • Derrick Favors (personal) will play Saturday
      Derrick Favors (personal) will play on Saturday vs. the Nets.

      Advice: He missed Thursday's game to tend to an emergency family matter so his owners can pencil Favors into their lineups. Rudy Gobert will likely shift back to the bench with this news, but he should still see enough run to make an impact in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:29 am
    • Nurkic not getting the love from Shaw
      Jusuf Nurkic played just 15 minutes in the Nuggets' 100-99 loss to the Celtics on Friday, finishing with six points and eight rebounds to go with three fouls.

      Advice: Nurkic's foul rate was still up but this wasn't about foul trouble, and we haven't heard anything at all about his sore back. J.J. Hickson started the second half and it just looks like Brian Shaw isn't ready to free Nurkic, but unless the Nuggets trade for a big man we can't get behind a drop. There's simply too much upside and we'd need to be shaken much harder than this. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:50 am
    • Nelson goes for 23 and seven in spot duty
      Jameer Nelson started for Ty Lawson in Friday's loss to the Celtics, scoring 23 points on 9-of-20 shooting (including four threes) with zero rebounds, seven assists and one steal over 42 minutes.

      Advice: Nelson can still be productive when given the minutes and Lawson's absence apparently does not count toward a potential suspension for his recent DUI. That means Nelson probably has 1-2 games or maybe more to return startable value to owners. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:46 am
    • Afflalo posts 20-4-4 line against the Celtics
      Arron Afflalo scored 20 points on 6-of-13 shooting (1-of-4 3PTs, 7-of-7 FTs) with four rebounds and four assists in Friday's loss.

      Advice: Afflalo has been productive lately but he's still just a late-round value for owners. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:43 am
    • Hickson double-doubles with 15 & 14
      J.J. Hickson started the second half of Friday's game instead of Jusuf Nurkic, finishing with a double-double including 15 points and 14 rebounds in 29 minutes.

      Advice: Hickson added three assists and two steals but hit just 3-of-6 from the foul line. He's barely clinging to life in 12-team standard formats and JaVale McGee hasn't yet stepped on the floor, making him a stop-gap solution at best for owners needing a big man, regardless of whether he starts or not. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 1:42 am
    • Klay Thompson sets NBA record w/ 37-point qtr
      Klay Thompson set an NBA record with 37 points in the third quarter of Friday's win over the Kings, finishing with an NBA season-high tying 52 points on 16-of-25 shooting, two rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks.

      Advice: Thompson hit 11 3-pointers on 15 attempts and 9-of-10 from the line, setting a slew of records in the process. He did not miss on 13 field goal attempts in the third quarter with nine of them coming from beyond the arc, with each one setting the wild Oracle crowd into a deeper euphoric frenzy. It was the most points scored in a quarter in NBA history, and you might remember where you were five years down the road the next time somebody threatens it. And yes, it's the stat line of the year so far. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:08 pm
    • Adams can't follow up big 20-board game
      Steven Adams couldn't build any momentum off of his 20-rebound game on Wednesday, finishing with nine points, seven rebounds and one block in 28 minutes on Friday against the Hawks.

      Advice: Adams isn't expected to have value in standard leagues this season, but in points leagues he might be worth a look depending on your format. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:02 pm
    • Jameer Nelson set to start on Friday vs. BOS
      Jameer Nelson will start on Friday with Ty Lawson unavailable.

      Advice: Nelson has been playing well for the Nuggets, so he could make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues for those willing to roll the dice on him. Randy Foye will also likely see an uptick in minutes off the bench as Nelson's primary reserve off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:26 pm
    • Evan Turner hits game-winning 3-pointer
      Evan Turner hit a game-winning corner 3-pointer against the Blazers during the 90-89 victory on Thursday, scoring 10 points with six rebounds, eight assists, one steal, four turnovers and one other 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

      Advice: The Celtics snapped their 24-game road losing streak against Western Conference teams tonight and Turner apparently knew his clutch shot was going down. "Not to be arrogant, I did actually," he said. "I prayed prior to it to make a big shot. And it happened." Turner has actually been effective on his corner 3-pointers, making 10-of-20 from there on the year. Clutch shot aside, he's still a questionable player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:09 am
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Gordon Hayward scores 24 points vs. Bucks
      Gordon Hayward carried the Jazz down the stretch during a 101-99 win on Thursday in Milwaukee with 24 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and six turnovers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: His numbers have been trending down on the season, so this big game was nice to see. In fact, Hayward's points and rebounds have decreased in each of the last three months of the season. The Jazz will get to host the struggling Nets on Saturday, so expect Hayward to have success again. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:59 pm
    • Joe Ingles scores six with seven dimes
      Joe Ingles handed out a team-high seven assists against the Bucks on Thursday with six points, two steals and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Rodney Hood (foot) is out until the All-Star break and Ingles seems to have his minutes locked down. He's a very good passer and the upside is there for him with some output in steals and treys. He's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:44 pm
    • Trey Burke bumped to the bench
      Trey Burke was bumped to the bench against the Bucks on Thursday, playing 24 minutes for 10 points with two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Meanwhile, Dante Exum played the game of his life on offense. Burke may have been moved to the bench to help out the second unit with Derrick Favors out, but there's a chance that he stays there. Burke was hot to start 2015, but he's cooled off and has only been a late-round guy in the past two weeks. He's not someone fantasy owners should have confidence in right now and is not a must-own player in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:38 pm
    • Dante Exum starts with 5 treys for 15 points
      Dante Exum moved into the starting lineup and scored a career-high 15 points against the Bucks on Thursday with five assists and a career-high five 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: He's a career 30.1 percent shooter from deep, so this was a major shock to see him make more than three treys for the first time in his career. Exum also ran the point even when he played next to Trey Burke tonight and matched his career high in dimes (this is his seventh five-dime game this season). His minutes are clearly climbing and he's on the radar in deeper leagues. The steals aren't there and he's likely going to shoot around 40 percent from the field this season, so he's not a great add in standard leagues yet. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:29 pm
    • Trey Burke benched on Thursday against Bucks
      Trey Burke will shift to the bench for Thursday's game against the Bucks, and rookie Dante Exum will replace him in the starting lineup.

      Advice: Burke's owners shouldn't panic just yet, as there is no indication that this will be a permanent move. We will continue to follow this story closely, and we will let you know how he fares after the game. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:55 pm
    • Dante Exum starting over Trey Burke Thursday
      Dante Exum will start over Trey Burke on Thursday against the Bucks.

      Advice: Wow. Coach Quin Snyder said that he is making the switch in order to bolster the second unit, but this definitely comes out of nowhere. Exum has simply been too bad to rely on in most leagues, so we wouldn't recommend an add outside of deeper leagues for now. Burke's owners should be patient and see how things play out in Utah. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:43 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic is now dealing with a sore back
      Jusuf Nurkic is now dealing with a sore back, and while he did miss practice on Thursday, he will play against Boston on Friday.

      Advice: The Nuggets probably just opted to give the rookie some extra rest, and the good news is that Nurkic isn't likely to miss any action. We will continue to follow this story closely, but owners can go ahead and pencil him into all lineups barring a setback. JaVale McGee (leg) is also closing in on a return, but given how injury-prone he is there is no need for Nurkic's owners to be concerned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:45 pm
    • Derrick Favors (personal) out on Thursday
      Derrick Favors (personal) will not play against the Bucks on Thursday.

      Advice: There is no word of an injury, and all we know is that Favors won't even travel with the Jazz to Milwaukee for "personal reasons". We will be sure to pass along any available updates as needed. On the other hand, Rudy Gobert will likely draw the start on Thursday and is absolutely a must-start option for his upside in blocks and boards. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:25 am
    • Klay Thompson scores 27 in All-Star push
      Klay Thompson hit 10-of-21 shots and three more 3-pointers for 27 points, three rebounds, five assists and four steals in Wednesday's impressive win over the Rockets.

      Advice: Look for Thompson to be a coach's pick for the Western All-Star Team, as he's been getting it done at both ends of the court all season long. The Warriors won their 17th straight game at home, setting a franchise record. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:53 pm
    • Steven Adams grabs career-high 20 boards
      Steven Adams grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds against the Wizards on Wednesday with six points, two assists and two blocks in 39 minutes.

      Advice: He played down the stretch thanks to his terrific defense and impact on the glass. Adams only played in 18.5 minutes per game in his previous two, so this comes as a surprise. He can't make free throws and only scores 7.3 points per game, so he's more of a board specialist in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:05 pm
    • Trey Burke disappears in loss to Cavaliers
      Trey Burke was invisible on Wednesday, hitting just 1-of-10 shots and finishing with two points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 19 minutes.

      Advice: This wasn't Burke's night and there are no reports of an injury. He'll bounce back soon and this was likely just an off-night against Kyrie Irving. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:38 pm
    • Arron Afflalo's 21 pts not enough vs. Spurs
      Arron Afflalo paced the Nuggets with 21 points during Tuesday's loss to the Spurs, going 6-of-11 from the field and 6-of-8 at the FT line in 33 minutes of action.

      Advice: He chipped in three 3-pointers, four rebounds, two assists and three steals in a terrific bounce-back effort following Monday's dud, which was largely the result of a blowout. Afflalo is second on the Nuggets in scoring (15.0 ppg) but his paltry defensive stats (0.6 steals, 0.1 blocks) prevent him from rising above late-round value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:57 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic nears double-double on Tuesday
      Nuggets C Jusuf Nurkic finished Tuesday's home loss with 10 points on 5-of-9 FGs, nine rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: Foul trouble has been crippling Nurkic's playing time and fantasy value, so it was nice to see him stay on the court vs. a savvy and experienced Spurs squad. He didn't block any shots tonight but he also didn't take any FTs, which is good for the 69.0 percent FT shooter. Denver was recently linked to Brook Lopez in trade talks, reportedly viewing Lopez as an ideal mentor for Nurkic, but fantasy owners shouldn't react since it's firmly in the 'rumor' stage. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:56 pm
    • Mike Conley plays 30 minutes in return
      Mike Conley scored 22 points in his return to the lineup on Monday against the Mavericks, adding one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He played 30 minutes after missing his last two games with soreness in both of his ankles. The Grizzlies play on Wednesday and then won't have to play until Saturday. Conley should be fine and the light schedule for the next few days can only help him. He's safe to start the rest of the week. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:14 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Klay Thompson scores 22 points
      Klay Thompson scored 22 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and four 3-pointers during a 122-79 blowout victory over the Nuggets on Monday.

      Advice: He has multiple 3-pointers in 18 consecutive games. Even before this gem, 2015 has been extremely kind to Klay with averages of 24.1 points, 3.8 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals and 3.5 triples on 53.5 percent from the field and 84.4 percent from the line. He belongs in the All-Star Game. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:59 pm
    • Arron Afflalo has a really bad game
      Arron Afflalo made 1-of-8 from the field for two points with two rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 24 minutes against the Warriors on Monday.

      Advice: Now that Randy Foye is back, Afflalo's ceiling is lowered. He's also stuck in a slump over his last three, making just 28.8 percent from the field in that stretch. He is still worth owning in standard leagues, but his owners will want to lower their expectations after a productive a couple weeks before this aforementioned slump. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:41 pm
    • Jameer Nelson playing well for the Nuggets
      Jameer Nelson played well against the Warriors on Monday with 14 points, two rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

      Advice: While this game was a complete blowout, garbage time doesn't really explain why Nelson had a good line. He has played very well in his three games with the Nuggets, averaging 15.0 points, 5.5 dimes, 0.5 steals and 2.0 treys in his previous two outings. If you are in dire straits for a point guard, give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:35 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic fouls out in brutal game vs. GSW
      Jusuf Nurkic's struggles continued against the Warriors on Monday with two points, eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block before fouling out in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He's been really bad over his last four. In that span, Nurkic averaged 3.8 points, 8.0 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.8 blocks, 4.0 fouls and 0.5 turnovers on 21.4 percent from the field in 20.0 minutes per game. Besides the ridiculous foul rate, the shooting is especially poor considering 86 percent of his shot attempts came from within eight feet. The upside is just too high not to stick with him. If you missed out on grabbing him, we still like the idea of sending a buy-low offer. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:16 pm
    • Matt Barnes has a bad game vs. Boston
      Matt Barnes cooled off against the Celtics on Monday with three points, three rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Besides the empty scoring, it's a solid line from Barnes. He came in red hot with a 26-point game on Saturday and the minutes are still there for Barnes, so there's no need to worry. He is worth owning in standard leagues with less competition for his minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:47 pm
    • Evan Turner flirts with a triple-double
      Evan Turner had a cheap double-double against the Clippers on Monday with 10 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

      Advice: It's been the same story for Turner since the Jeff Green trade with solid output in boards and dimes with not much else. In his last five, he's averaged 7.6 points, 6.6 boards, 6.0 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.2 blocks and 0.4 triples on 35.9 percent from the field. He's much better in points leagues than standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:26 pm
       
      New Player Note
      Evan Turner Bos - PG,SG,SF
      Injured
    • Mike Conley will give it a go on Monday
      Mike Conley (ankles) will give it a go against the Mavericks on Monday.

      Advice: He missed the last two games with soreness in both of his ankles and it's unclear how many minutes Conley will play today. Been Udrih has been terrific in his last two games and made all seven shots from the floor on Saturday, but his minutes will be cut today. Conley should be starting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:51 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Gordon Hayward, Trey Burke struggle Sunday
      Gordon Hayward and Trey Burke both shot 4-of-15 from the field during Sunday's loss in San Antonio, combining for 18 points in an ugly road loss.

      Advice: Burke had eight assists and Hayward had five assists and three steals, but Utah never threatened after scoring just 27 points in the first half. Hayward's value has slipped after a torrid start to the season, but he's still returning top-50 value over the past month with averages of 19.3 points, 1.8 triples, 3.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.0 steals per game. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 6:30 pm
    • Derrick Favors gets 13 boards, four blocks
      Derrick Favors had 13 rebounds and four blocks on Sunday, but he scored only nine points on 4-of-11 shooting during 27 minutes on the court.

      Advice: The Jazz couldn't muster enough offense to beat the Spurs, shooting just 28-of-84 as a team (33.3 percent), with a 10-of-16 mark at the FT line. Favors fell one point shy of his third straight double-double in tonight's defeat, and his injury scare last Saturday has proven to be a false alarm. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 18, 6:28 pm
    • Matt Barnes goes off for 26 and 10 in win
      Matt Barnes made 10-of-15 from the field for 26 points against the Kings on Saturday with 10 rebounds, one assist, one block, three steals and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: Apparently, Matt Barnes and James Harden switched bodies tonight. Although, Barnes has played very well over his last five, averaging 15.8 points, 6.8 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.6 triples in 36.8 minutes. He has to be picked up while he's this hot. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 11:19 pm
    • Klay Thompson has career-high five blocks
      Klay Thompson started hot against the Rockets on Saturday, making 9-of-15 from the field for 27 points with five rebounds, two assist, one steal, five blocks and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: His five blocks were a career high and he did a fantastic job on James Harden. Thompson has avoided a slump for basically the entire season and is hot over his last five, averaging 22.8 points, 4.2 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.6 blocks, 0.8 steals and 3.0 triples on 51.9 percent from the field. Good thing the Warriors didn't trade him for Kevin Love. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 9:48 pm
    • J.J. Hickson double-doubles in loss Saturday
      J.J. Hickson double-doubled off the bench on Saturday against Minnesota, scoring 14 points with 10 boards and one assist in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He has now notched double-doubles in four of his last six games, and it's becoming obvious that the trade of Timofey Mozgov has really benefited him. While he is definitely worth owning in points leagues, owners in standard leagues can still probably do better given Hickson's poor free throw shooting and his inability to contribute in areas other than points and boards. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 9:32 pm
    • Jusuf Nurkic struggles with foul trouble Sat
      Jusuf Nurkic struggled with foul trouble against the Wolves on Saturday, finishing with four points, nine boards and two assists in just 15 minutes.

      Advice: He did shoot just 1-of-7 from the field, but the biggest concern with him is that he can't seem to keep his fouls down. However, Nurkic is still very young and he is going to experience some growing pains in the NBA, so owners should continue to remain patient with him. Given his insane upside, he should be owned in all leagues for the rest of the way. Expect him to bounce back against the Warriors on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 9:25 pm
    • Mike Conley (ankles) out on Saturday night
      Mike Conley (ankles) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday.

      Advice: He had soreness in both of his ankles and his right is believed to be a bit worse than his left. Conley has a handful of ankle injuries in the past few seasons, but he should be ready to return at some point in the next week. It'll be Beno Udrih in the starting lineup with Nick Calathes getting 20 minutes or so. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 4:20 pm
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Mike Conley (ankle) questionable for Saturday
      Mike Conley (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against Portland.

      Advice: Though he is listed as questionable, we doubt that Conley would be able to suit up for this one considering he was in a boot just a couple of days ago. Check back for official confirmation prior to tip-off, but expect Beno Udrih to be the primary beneficiary should Conley sit this one out. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 9:46 am
       
      Injured
      5:30 pm @ Dal
    • Barnes goes for 17 and eight in loss to CLE
      Matt Barnes scored 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting (including three treys) with eight rebounds and one assist in Friday's home loss to the Cavs.

      Advice: Barnes has been rolling lately and he should be in most, if not all lineups. Over the past seven games he's averaging 13.0 points, 2.4 threes, 4.4 boards, 1.0 combined steals and blocks, and marks of 49.2 percent from the field and 80 percent from the line. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 17, 12:10 am
    • Hayward goes for 31 & 7 in win over Lakers
      Gordon Hayward scored 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block in the Jazz's 94-85 win over the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: On a night of huge performances this one fits right in. He has settled into top 30-40 production and that's what owners should expect going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 11:20 pm
    • Ingles has another quiet but versatile line
      Joe Ingles scored three points on 1-of-2 shooting (all threes) with two rebounds, four assists and a career-high three steals in 22 minutes on Friday against the Lakers.

      Advice: Ingles has quietly played at a mid-round level over his last three games, but he needs to stave off the return of Rodney Hood and then after that keep it up. Chances are he can't do it, but his versatility should be noted if he's able to work his way into consistent minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 11:18 pm
    • Burke scores 20 points with four treys
      Trey Burke hit four treys in Friday's win over the Lakers, hitting 7-of-19 shots for 20 points, three rebounds, four assists and one steal.

      Advice: Burke is going to have a late-round floor and a hint of upside beyond that now that Alec Burks is out of the picture. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 11:14 pm
    • Afflalo scores 16 points with three treys
      Arron Afflalo scored 16 points on 6-of-17 shooting with five rebounds, three treys and one steal in Friday's loss to the Mavs.

      Advice: Afflalo is a low-end asset in 12-team leagues and this inefficient line isn't going to change that calculus. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:41 pm
    • Nurkic gets benched on Friday vs. Dallas
      Jusuf Nurkic played just 17 minutes on Friday against the Mavs, scoring two points on 1-of-7 shooting with six rebounds and one steal.

      Advice: Nurkic wasn't in foul trouble and just didn't have it going tonight. He's young and this type of thing shouldn't be surprising, and he'll likely be back with a bigger line the next time out. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:40 pm
    • Hickson double-doubles with season-high rebs
      J.J. Hickson double-doubled with 13 points, a season-high 14 rebounds, five turnovers and 3-of-8 makes from the foul line in 28 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Outside of points leagues this line has no real value and that's the story with Hickson, as his fantasy deficiencies keep him from being an asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:38 pm
    • Jameer Nelson productive in Denver debut
      Jameer Nelson was productive in his Denver debut on Friday, scoring 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, seven assists and one steal in 28 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Nelson will be strapped for minutes once Randy Foye and Danilo Gallinari get back, and in general the Nuggets are a team that could change directions on a dime via trade right now. Owners should keep an eye on him but right now his outlook doesn't justify anything but a desperation add. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 10:27 pm
    • Adams hurts ankle but stays in the game
      Steven Adams hurt his ankle during Friday's game but finished it out, scoring three points on 1-of-3 shooting with seven rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes.

      Advice: Adams is young and can play through stuff like this. We'll let you know if it swells up overnight and regardless he has no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 9:55 pm
    • Thompson scores 32 points with three treys
      Klay Thompson scored 32 points on 12-of-22 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and three treys in the Warriors' road loss to the Thunder on Friday.

      Advice: Thompson can get lost in the shuffle with Steph Curry (19 points, six assists, two threes, two steals) leading fantasy leagues, but he's a late first-round guy himself. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 16, 9:43 pm
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