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  • Kobe Bryant is probable for Wednesday
    Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is probable to play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a road game and his last game in Cleveland, so expect Kobe to be ready to go for that game. Bryant has not missed any games away from Staples in 2016 and he's played 32.8 minutes per game in his last four. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:50 am
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  • Jimmy Butler out 3-4 weeks with knee injury
    Jimmy Butler (knee) will miss the next three to four weeks with a strained left knee.

    Advice: Butler's knee injury was worse than expected and fantasy owners will now be without Butler until what sounds like the beginning of March at the earliest. While Butler is worth holding in standard leagues for now, E'Twaun Moore, Tony Snell, Doug McDermott, and Mike Dunleavy will all see extra minutes, with Moore being the priority add in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:44 am
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  • Gary Neal out Tuesday against Knicks
    Gary Neal (sore right leg) will miss Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Neal was unable to go through shootaround and will sit for Tuesday's matchup against the Knicks. Garrett Temple will pick up a few extra minutes with Neal out, but isn't worth a start in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:22 am
  • Gary Neal limited at shootaround on Tuesday
    Gary Neal (sore right leg) was extremely limited at shootaround on Tuesday.

    Advice: We'll keep an eye on his status, but Neal looks to be doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Knicks. He's not an option in standard fantasy leagues anyway, so fantasy owners can feel free to move on to the next blurb. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:35 am
  • Bradley Beal will start vs Knicks on Tuesday
    Bradley Beal will start against the Knicks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Beal will return to the starting lineup against the Knicks and said he'll play around 30 minutes on Tuesday. While Beal is always an injury risk for his fantasy owners, it's safe to start him for Tuesday's game. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:19 am
  • Devin Harris to miss Tuesday's game vs Jazz
    Devin Harris (sprained left toe) will miss Tuesday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: Harris will miss his eighth straight game on Tuesday as the Mavs attempt to get him healthy for the second half of the season. We'll likely see Harris after the All-Star Break,but Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea will pick up extra minutes on Tuesday in his stead. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:17 am
  • Matthew Dellavedova likely out until ASB
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) is likely out until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: The Cavs won't confirm that Delly will miss Wednesday's game against the Lakers, but keeping him out until after the break will give him 17 days in between games to heal his hamstring. We'll keep an eye on his status after shootaround on Wednesday, but Mo Williams will likely see a bit of a minutes boost against the Lakers. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:09 am
  • Kobe Bryant doesn't want to change FT rules
    Kobe Bryant isn't a proponent of changing free throw rules to discourage hacking.

    Advice: While the league looks at improving the aesthetic of the game by doing away with intentional fouling of poor-shooting players, Bryant thinks it's a bad idea. "That sets a horrible example for the kids," Kobe said. "Can't protect guys that can't make free throws." Free throws aside, Bryant is averaging 26.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals, and 4.6 treys over his last five games and is a must-start player as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:49 am
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  • Elliot Williams signs to play in Greece
    Elliot Williams has signed with Panathinaikos of the Greek league.

    Advice: Williams played five games on a 10-day deal with the Grizzlies last month, but will now head overseas to finish the season. While Williams was the D-League's leading scorer before his Grizzlies deal, he is now off the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:07 am
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  • P.J. Tucker scores 16 points in 46 minutes
    P.J. Tucker scored 16 points with five rebounds, two assists, five steals and two turnovers in 46 minutes against the Thunder on Monday.

    Advice: He always gets huge minutes when the Suns go up against an elite wing like Kevin Durant. Tucker could be traded next week, but he's played well enough to own in all leagues right now. A trade would obviously cripple his value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Archie Goodwin scores 20 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 20 points with four rebounds, seven assists and two turnovers against the Thunder on Monday night.

    Advice: Coach Earl Watson said after the game he thought Goodwin had a "solid" effort and he really liked that Goodwin only had two turnovers. It'll be interesting to see what happens when Brandon Knight comes back, but Goodwin should still be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores 13 points
    Allen Crabbe (illness) returned from a two-game absence on Monday against the Grizzlies with 13 points, four rebounds, three steals, one block and one turnover in 21 minutes.

    Advice: He picked up where he left off with a very nice line. Crabbe has been cruising along with mid-round value in his last 10, so he is worth a hold in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Gerald Henderson scores 16 points
    Gerald Henderson scored 16 points with three rebounds, one assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: He played some important minutes as both teams went small. The Blazers are likely going to try and unload Henderson and his expiring contract, especially since guys like Allen Crabbe have stepped. He's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 15 points in loss
    Andrew Wiggins scored 15 points on 5-of-14 shooting with two assists and two blocks in a loss to the Pelicans on Monday.

    Advice: This was his fourth game of the season without a rebound, but he does have at least two blocks in three out of his last four games. Wiggins had two 30-point games last week and is still trending up, so hopefully he can recapture some of that momentum on Wednesday vs. the Raptors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • Tony Allen plays 39 minutes in loss
    Tony Allen played 39 minutes against the Blazers on Monday with eight points, seven rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He'll be playing more if Marc Gasol (foot) needs to miss time. Allen hasn't been very good with just 14th-round value in his last 10, but the bump in playing time should push him to close to a top-100 player. He's only a speculative add now, but would be a nice pickup if Gasol is ruled out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 12 points in loss
    Zach LaVine scored 12 points with two boards, two assists, one 3-pointer and three blocks on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: The blocks were obviously a career high and he didn't record more than one block in a game this season prior to tonight. LaVine was 4-of-10 from the field in the loss and didn't have any turnovers, so his fantasy arrow is still pointing up. As the year progresses, his role should only grow. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:22 pm
  • Matt Barnes scores just five in loss
    Matt Barnes scored five points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: If Jeff Green gets big minutes at power forward, that should open up some minutes for Barnes at the three. He's not going to put up eye-popping stat lines, but Green's across-the-board output makes him someone worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad scores 14 points in loss
    Shabazz Muhammad scored 14 points with nine boards and one assist in 25 minutes vs. the Pelicans on Monday.

    Advice: He took advantage of some extra minutes in garbage time, but unfortunately he shot just 4-of-13 from the field. Muhammad should continue to steal some of Tayshaun Prince's minutes (19) moving forward since the Wolves are looking towards the future, but he's a better stash in points leagues because he doesn't shoot many 3-pointers or generate many assists, steals or blocks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Norris Cole scores 10 points in win
    Norris Cole scored 10 points with six assists, three boards and one turnover in 32 minutes vs. the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry seems to love Cole and he has played 30 or more minutes in seven out of his last eight games. He had a 26-point game in his last outing with five assists, so he is worth owning in standard leagues until he cools off or until the Pelicans get some healthy bodies back. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Wes Johnson gets 42 minutes in start
    Wes Johnson started in place of Paul Pierce (rest) on Monday with seven points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer on 3-of-13 from the field in 42 minutes against the 76ers.

    Advice: He did not shoot the ball well, but the across-the-board output has been the key for Johnson. In his last five, he averaged 9.0 points, 5.2 boards, 1.4 blocks, 1.6 steals and 2.0 treys. He's basically been a better version of Danny Green right now and should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:25 pm
  • Paul George scores 21 on poor shooting
    Paul George made 6-of-18 from the field for 21 points during an 89-87 win over the Lakers on Monday, adding nine rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks, five turnovers and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was shooting the ball well before this game, but George is certainly as prone to sub-par efficiency. He'll get another tall task against Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on Wednesday, so that should be an interesting matchup on both ends. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:57 pm
  • Kobe Bryant scores 19 in 33 minutes
    Kobe Bryant made 6-of-25 from the field for 19 points with five rebounds and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes during an 89-87 loss to the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: He wasn't bashful and forced a lot of shots in the failed comeback attempt. "I made a shot and then went back to shooting like [expletive]," Kobe said. "Pulled the rabbit out of the hat & the rabbit disappeared." He looks pretty healthy and should play in most road games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:42 pm
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  • Kyrie Irving scores 32 with 12 assists
    Kyrie Irving handed out a season-high 12 assists against the Kings on Monday with 32 points, three rebounds, one block and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: He failed to bust out before tonight because his 3-point shooting wasn't dropping. That wasn't the case tonight as Irving hit 5-of-8 from there in this win. His breakout last year had a lot to do with hitting treys, so expect him to keep it going and improve from a quiet start this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:06 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores 12 points
    E'Twaun Moore scored 12 points during a 108-91 loss to the Hornets on Monday, adding three rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He was basically the second option in the first unit with Derrick Rose (soreness) and Jimmy Butler (knee) out for tonight. Moore likely only has one more chance to put up a big game on Wednesday, so he's not the greatest fantasy add unless you're dropping dead weight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:39 pm
  • Kobe Bryant, Julius Randle will start
    Kobe Bryant (shoulder) and Julius Randle (ankle) will both start vs. the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: Their status was never really in doubt, so they shouldn't have any limitations. Bryant is averaging 28.5 points, 6.5 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 4.8 3-pointers over his last four games, so he needs to be in all lineups until he cools off. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:46 pm
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  • Allen Crabbe (illness) is available Monday
    Allen Crabbe (illness) is available for Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He didn't play on Saturday vs. the Rockets, but he must be feeling better and will likely see close to his normal workload on Monday. If the Blazers decide to limit his minutes as a precaution, Gerald Henderson would benefit. Crabbe is worth a look if you need points and treys. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • Reggie Bullock will play with a mask
    Reggie Bullock will play on Monday with a mask.

    Advice: He suffered a broken nose over the weekend and it shouldn't affect his playing time. He's currently behind Darrun Hillard and Stanley Johnson for shooting guard minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:01 pm
  • Karasev not playing on Monday.
    Sergey Karasev (illness) will not play on Monday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: He's not in the rotation anyway. Leave Karasev on the wire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:57 pm
  • Wes Johnson getting the start
    Wes Johnson will start against the 76ers on Monday in place of Paul Pierce (rest).

    Advice: He has actually played really well and is putting up early-round value in the last month or so. Johnson should be owned in standard leagues with some added value for tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:48 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova likely out through break
    Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) is out Monday and is unlikely for Wednesday.

    Advice: The Cavs will allow him to rest through the break. With Dellavedova out, Mo Williams should get minutes as Kyrie Irving's backup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:26 pm
  • Devin Harris 'highly unlikely' for Tuesday
    Devin Harris (sprained left great toe) is "highly unlikely" to play on Tuesday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: It's not a surprise considering the previous Harris update had him (likely) sitting through the All-Star break. While Harris is out, J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will continue to pick up extra time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:48 am
  • Ronnie Price (toe) still out for the Suns
    Ronnie Price (toe) remains sidelined for the Suns.

    Advice: Price was originally targeting a return this week, but it seems like the earliest we'll see him again is in late February. He's not a fantasy option in any league, regardless of size or format. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:24 am
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  • Jimmy Butler (knee) feeling 'a lot better'
    Jimmy Butler (knee) is feeling "a lot better," but there is still no timetable for his return.

    Advice: Butler will not play on Monday and is extremely doubtful to return on Wednesday vs. the Hawks, leaving his status for Sunday's All-Star Game up in the air. The good news: It sounds like Butler has a very real chance of resuming fantasy production on the other side of the break, so those with Jimmy on the roster just have to sit tight for now. In the interim, E'Twaun Moore, Tony Snell, Doug McDermott and Mike Dunleavy will all be in the mix for extra run. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:45 am
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  • Kobe, Randle both expected to play on Monday
    Kobe Bryant (shoulder) and Julius Randle (ankle) are both expected to play on Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Despite Kobe's questionable tag, he's going to keep playing so long as he doesn't suffer a setback or new injury of any kind. And while Randle's ankle injury looked bad, he quickly shook it off and wasn't in real danger of missing any time. Both will be in the starting lineup as the Lakers take on Roy Hibbert's (ankle, questionable) old team on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:00 am
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  • Matthew Dellavedova out again on Monday night
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play on Monday vs. Sacramento.

    Advice: Delly's absence means Mo Williams will continue to remain in the rotation, but only as a backup to a healthy Kyrie Irving. Leave Williams on the waiver wire in your fantasy league. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:19 am
  • Lance Thomas (concussion) could return Tues.
    Lance Thomas (concussion) could return on Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: He might, he might not. Either way, Thomas isn't a fantasy option with Carmelo Anthony (knee), Langston Galloway and Derrick Williams all available. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:54 am
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) out Monday, doubtful Wed
    Jimmy Butler (strained knee) will not play Monday and he will "likely" miss Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Butler met with a team physician on Sunday but the Bulls have not provided an update on his status, and it's unclear whether he'll suit up for the All-Star game. Barring a positive update after Monday's shootaround, owners in weekly leagues should keep Butler on their benches heading into the break. E'Twaun Moore had 17 points, three 3-pointers and seven assists as a starter on Saturday, and he's worth a look as a punt play in DFS. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:21 pm
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  • Allen Crabbe (illness) questionable Monday
    Allen Crabbe (illness) is questionable to play Monday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: Crabbe is dealing with a stomach bug, and if he can't give it a go on Monday, it'll be Gerald Henderson and Moe Harkless picking up some extended run. Check back for another update on Crabbe following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:58 am
  • Lance Thomas (concussion) out Sunday
    Lance Thomas (concussion) will not play on Sunday vs. the Nuggets as expected.

    Advice: He was never expected to play and still has to pass the league's concussion protocol. His next chance to play will be on Tuesday vs. the Wizards. Langston Galloway will continue to see a few extra minutes in Thomas' absence. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:27 am
  • Kobe Bryant and Roy Hibbert are questionable
    Kobe Bryant (shoulder) and Roy Hibbert (ankle) are questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Bryant has been on fire over his last four games with averages of 28.5 points, 6.5 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 4.8 3-pointers, so it would be a shame if he was forced to sit out. If he isn't able to play, Anthony Brown would draw the start, but Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell would benefit the most. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:34 am
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  • Damian Lillard praises Gerald Henderson
    Damian Lillard attributes Gerald Henderson's recent success to him being healthy.

    Advice: "I think he's just healthy," Lillard said. "He was coming off hip surgery, so it took some time for him to get in shape. He missed training camp. He had to get in shape, he had to get his rhythm back, he had to get his feel back, get comfortable with our sets, comfortable being out there with the guys. I think the last couple of weeks, you're starting to see him get comfortable. He's finally back." Henderson is averaging 13.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in February, but his expiring contract could draw some interest at the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:13 am
  • Archie Goodwin scores 14 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 14 points with six boards, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in Saturday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: He unfortunately had more turnovers (4) than assists for the third time in his last five games, but to be fair Goodwin is still learning how to be a point guard. Brandon Knight (groin) will be sidelined through the All-Star break and possibly more, so Goodwin is still worth holding onto if you don't mind the heavy turnovers. It also helps that Knight is a potential shut-down candidate with the Suns playing for ping pong balls. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:39 pm
  • P.J. Tucker goes scoreless in 38 minutes
    P.J. Tucker failed to score in 38 minutes vs. the Jazz on Saturday, missing all three of his shots from the field.

    Advice: Tucker recently said that he is hopeful that the Suns will not trade him at the deadline, so he certainly didn't boost his stock with this performance. The swingman added just four assists and one board to his name with a couple of turnovers, but he does have enough upside to warrant a hold in standard leagues for any owner in need of 3-pointers, boards and steals. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:28 pm
  • Jimmy Butler returned to action on Friday February 5. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:55 pm
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  • Kobe Bryant scores 25 points vs. the Spurs
    Kobe Bryant scored 25 points on 9-of-28 shooting in Saturday's loss to the Spurs, adding four assists, one board, one block and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: To his credit, Bryant kept the Lakers in this one until the very end, as the Spurs surprisingly only won by four points. The Black Mamba has been lethal over his last four games with averages of 28.5 points, 6.5 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 4.8 3-pointers. He needs to be in all lineups until he cools off, but his owners should really consider selling high. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:04 pm
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  • E'Twaun Moore scores 17 points
    E'Twaun Moore scored 17 points with two rebounds, seven assists and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: He's playing his best ball in a very long time. Moore looks like he's the beneficiary of Jimmy Butler (knee) missing time, but he hasn't been consistent and Butler could be back after the break. Unless you have dead weight, there's no need to be aggressive on Moore. Although, if you have Butler and need insurance, he's worth a look in 16-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:49 pm
  • Matt Barnes double-doubles in loss
    Matt Barnes posted a double-double on Saturday vs. the Mavericks, scoring 17 points with 11 rebounds, five assists, one block and five 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. He just returned from a hamstring injury on Friday vs. the Knicks, so the fact that he was able to log 36 minutes in the overtime loss is a really good sign. Barnes is still flirting with top-80 value on the season, so he needs to be owned in standard leagues after a performance like this one. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:42 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 29 points in win
    Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 29 points during a 99-84 win over the Pelicans on Saturday, adding four rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: His usage rate is just a shade below 32 when he's next to LeBron James and Kevin Love (quad) is off the floor, so this production isn't a surprise. Irving's owners are still waiting for his 3-point shooting to come around and he made just 3-of-9 from there tonight. It won't be long until he puts it all together. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:04 pm
  • Norris Cole gets hot, scores 26 points
    Norris Cole scored a career-high 26 points with two rebounds, five assists, one steal, five turnovers and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He started the second half on fire with 12 points in the first three minutes of the third quarter. Cole is up and down, but he's played well in most of the games since Tyreke Evans (knee) went down. With Tyreke out for at least this week, holding Cole in standard leagues makes sense. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:42 pm
  • Paul George scores 30 in win over Pistons
    Paul George made 7-of-13 from the field and 14-of-15 from the line for 30 points during a 112-104 win over the Pistons on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: After a brutal slump, George has two consecutive games with a field goal percentage greater than 52. George seems to have got his wish from back in the preseason to play less power forward with barely any run there while Myles Turner plays next to him. Expect PG-13 to hang in the top 10-20 range going forward. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:25 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 22 points in 20 minutes
    Bradley Beal scored 22 points with two rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 20 minutes off the bench against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: His only missed attempt from 3-point range was a halfcourt heave at the end of the game. Beal's offense is starting to click and the low minute total is nothing to worry about on the second half of a back-to-back set with 32 minutes on Friday. The team will have their next back-to-back in their first games after the break, so maybe Beal can play more in those. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:30 pm
  • Bradley Beal coming off bench, Temple starts
    Bradley Beal is coming off bench on Saturday against the Hornets.

    Advice: That will put Garrett Temple in the starting lineup. It's also a decent indication that Beal might not be over 30 minutes like he was on Friday. Beal is still a guy to use in season-long leagues, but he lost a lot of DFS appeal with this news. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:27 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) did not suffer tear
    Jimmy Butler (left knee) was diagnosed with a knee strain and did not suffer damage to his ligaments.

    Advice: This is great news, but he is out Friday and Saturday. The diagnosis of a strain means it's something muscle related or it could be something with a tendon near his joint. Butler doesn't have a timetable to return, but it looks like he at least has a chance to be back this month. This may hurt his chance to play in the All-Star Game. Mike Dunleavy (back) should benefit while E'Twaun Moore and Tony Snell could help out. Derrick Rose will be very busy, too. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:10 pm
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  • 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 Saturday, 2:55 pm
  • Bradley Beal is playing on Saturday
    Bradley Beal is playing on Saturday against the Hornets.

    Advice: This is just a heads up after a Friday game. Beal played 32 minutes in that win and has been very aggressive. He still hasn't had his jumper fall, so maybe that happens tonight. Keep him in your lineups. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:37 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (illness) out against Rockets
    Allen Crabbe (illness) will miss Saturday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: He showed up at the arena with an illness and he is officially inactive. That should mean more minutes for Gerald Henderson and Moe Harkless. If you have Crabbe in your DFS lineup, you might need to swap him out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:08 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) ruled out Saturday
    Jimmy Butler (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: He is reportedly dealing with a hyperextended left knee, but the Bulls still haven't released the results of his MRI. Until then, he should be considered day-to-day. Derrick Rose, Tony Snell and E'Twaun Moore will all have to step up in Butler's absence. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:19 am
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  • Lakers have reduced Kobe's workload
    Lakers coach Byron Scott said that Kobe Bryant's workload in practice has been reduced so that he can be fresh for games.

    Advice: "Less work has been better because his legs are fresh, especially the last couple of weeks," Scott said. "He has a different pep in his step." Bryant sat out of Friday's practice, but his status for Saturday's game vs. the Spurs isn't in doubt. He's averaging 29.3 points and 5.0 3-pointers over his last three games, so he's worth deploying in all lineups until he cools off. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:44 am
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  • P.J. Tucker doesn't want a trade
    P.J. Tucker is hopeful that the Suns will not trade him.

    Advice: "I love being in Phoenix," Tucker said. "It’s been my longest stop of my career and hopefully it continues." Tucker is on the last year of his deal and the Suns are tanking, so he should draw plenty of interest prior to the Feb. 18 trade deadline. The Raptors have been linked with the swingman, but a move to Toronto would be bad news for his fantasy value. To be clear, nothing is imminent. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:51 am
  • E'Twaun Moore scores eight points
    E'Twaun Moore scored eight points with three rebounds and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Nuggets during a 115-110 loss on Friday.

    Advice: He went bonkers with 24 points, but he didn't step up with Jimmy Butler (knee) going down. With Mike Dunleavy (back) set to return, fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach on Moore. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:59 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 19 points with six dimes
    Kyrie Irving scored 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Friday's loss to the Celtics, adding three rebounds, six assists and two turnovers in 37 minutes of action.

    Advice: Irving is slowly but surely working his way up in the rankings, and over the past two weeks he's been producing sixth-round value behind averages of 19.4 points, 4.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.9 turnovers on 47.4 percent shooting. He has first-round upside, and the Cavs have one of the best playoff schedules out there, so Uncle Drew qualifies as a solid buy-low candidate. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:48 pm
  • Report: Jimmy Butler hyperextended left knee?
    Jimmy Butler reportedly hyperextended his left knee, and while he'll likely sit out Saturday's game vs. the Timberwolves there's a chance he can play Monday vs. Charlotte or Wednesday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: Butler is going to get an MRI on Saturday morning, but this report is great news if it turns out to be true. Owners can expect another update tomorrow morning, but with Jimmy likely sidelined on Saturday, Tony Snell figures to enter the starting five with E'Twuan Moore seeing some increased opportunity on offense. Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol (hand) will be busy on offense for however long Jimmy Buckets is out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:41 pm
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  • Matt Barnes returns, scores 12
    Matt Barnes (hamstring) returned during a 91-85 win over the Knicks on Friday with 12 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It was his first game at MSG since the Derek Fisher drama. In true Barnes fashion, he did some warming up on the Knicks side of the court before the game -- this was before other Knicks came out. Barnes should be able to flirt with top-100 value with his fantasy-friendly game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:29 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) will have an MRI on Sat
    Fred Hoiberg said that Jimmy Butler will have an MRI on his sprained left knee on Saturday, and added that the Bulls will need to prepare to play without Butler "for a while no matter what."

    Advice: Hoiberg did say that the ligaments in Butler's left knee are "intact," but Jimmy said he heard a "pop" in his knee and it would be shocking to see him suit up for Saturday's game in Minnesota. Butler exited the arena on crutches and could be looking at a potentially looking at a lengthy absence, so E'Twaun Moore is someone to consider as a speculative add in deep leagues, while more minutes will be falling to guys like Doug McDermott and Tony Snell. Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol (hand) will be doing the heavy lifting on offense for however long Butler is out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:09 pm
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  • Bradley Beal scores 22 points in start
    Bradley Beal made 10-of-16 from the field for 22 points in a start with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 32 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He only attempted two 3-pointers and is really attacking the basket right now. Beal has actually really struggled from deep, so that's really the last piece of the puzzle for his fantasy value. The 32 minutes is a good sign and hopefully the Wizards keep him in that neighborhood and not 40 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:38 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (left knee) will not return Fri
    Jimmy Butler (left knee sprain) will not return to Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Butler was carted off the court, although he was able to walk from the X-ray room to the locker room under his own power, and was in relatively good spirits saying, "Ya'll get me the Forrest Gump knee brace!" Butler is likely headed for an MRI, and for now, we'll be considering him doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Timberwolves. Tony Snell started the second-half in Butler's place, and with Buckets sidelined there will be more opportunity for Derrick Rose and E'Twaun Moore. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:42 pm
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  • Paul George's 31 points aren't enough
    Paul George scored 31 points during a 102-96 loss to the Hawks on Friday with nine rebounds, six assists and seven 3-pointers.

    Advice: He only turned the ball over one time in a great game. George was also 11-of-21 from the field to turn in a very efficient line. George had made just 38.1 percent from the field in his previous 10 and that's been a problem since early December. He's still a second-round player in 2016. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:29 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (left leg) gets carted off
    Jimmy Butler suffered a left leg injury and was carted off the court in Denver on Friday.

    Advice: He had a bad collision with Joffrey Lauvergne and had a really ugly fall. Butler was put in a wheelchair for a few seconds, but he got up to shoot the free throws. He did not put much weight on his leg as he was put into the wheelchair again. We'll look for an update shortly, but this does not look good. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:18 pm
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  • Wes Johnson blocks four shots
    Wes Johnson blocked four shots against the Magic on Friday with five points and five boards.

    Advice: There is nothing wrong with coming off the bench and Johnson is developing a knack for doing something nice on the stat sheet. He should be owned in standard leagues right now with third-round value in his last eight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:56 pm
  • Devin Harris likely out until All-Star break
    Devin Harris (toe) isn't likely to get back on the court until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: Friday will mark Harris' seventh straight game on the sidelines, and he still hasn't been able to practice with the team. He's currently experiencing nerve issues in his left big toe, and there's no telling when he'll be able to get back on the court. J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will continue to pick up some extra minutes in Harris' absence, and Harris belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:04 pm
  • 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 Friday, 3:25 pm
  • Bradley Beal back in starting lineup
    Bradley Beal is back in starting lineup for Friday against the 76ers.

    Advice: It's his first start since Dec. 9. He played 29 minutes on Wednesday and could hit 30 tonight. Beal's scoring efficiency has been very good lately despite his triples not dropping, so he might be in for a nice night against the sub-par perimeter defense of the 76ers. That means less run for Garrett Temple in the first unit. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:20 pm
  • Matt Barnes will play vs. Knicks on Friday
    Matt Barnes (hamstring) will play against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: "We should be fully loaded," coach Dave Joerger said. Yes, this means he gets his first game at MSG since the Derek Fisher drama. Barnes is still a hold in standard leagues, but he's lost some value with Jeff Green tearing it up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:09 pm
  • Lance Thomas (concussion) out until Tuesday
    Lance Thomas (mild concussion) will not play until at least Tuesday as he undergoes testing, which means he'll miss games on Friday or Sunday.

    Advice: With Carmelo Anthony (knee) also on the sidelines, the Knicks are going small with Langston Galloway in the starting lineup on Friday. Derrick Williams should also play big minutes off the bench, however, and he's worth a long look as a cheap DFS play until Melo and/or Thomas return to action. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:52 pm
  • Kobe Bryant expected to play on Saturday
    Kobe Bryant missed practice on Friday and is fully expected to play on Saturday against the Spurs.

    Advice: It's his last road game in San Antonio, so it would be a big surprise to see him out. Bryant is on fire in his last two games and he might be someone to use in DFS for the first time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:09 pm
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  • Devin Harris (toe) has begun shooting again
    Devin Harris (toe) visited a specialist in New York and said that he's still experiencing nerve issues in his toe.

    Advice: The guard has missed the last six games, but he was able to resume light shooting on Friday. He doesn't have any pain when he's barefoot, but the nerve issues begin when he puts his shoe on. There is no timetable set for Harris' return, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea will continue to fill the void off the bench for the Mavs. In addition to Friday's game vs. the Spurs, Harris will also not play on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:28 am
  • Matt Barnes (hamstring) is still questionable
    Matt Barnes (hamstring) remains questionable for Friday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Given his history with Knicks head coach Derek Fisher, Barnes will do everything in his power to play tonight. He did go through the morning shootaround, so it sounds like he could be a game-time call. If he misses another game, Jeff Green and Tony Allen would benefit the most. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:21 am
  • 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 Friday, 8:06 am
  • Allen Crabbe scores 17 points
    Allen Crabbe scored 17 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: He's been terrific and the Cal product is really going to put some pressure on the Blazers this summer when it comes time to sign him. Crabbe has sixth-round value in standard leagues in 2016, so he's worth owning right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:20 pm
  • Kobe Bryant scores 27; Lakers win again
    Kobe Bryant scored 27 points during a 99-96 win over the Pelicans on Thursday, adding 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: His rebounds were a season high and he's back to shooting the ball well after his 38-point gem on Tuesday. The Lakers are now on a two-game winning streak and look to be playing better. This is actually bad news for next year with their top-three protected pick. Kobe has been great, but expect him to rest here and there. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:09 pm
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  • Norris Cole scores two points in 13 minutes
    Norris Cole scored two points on 1-of-10 from the field against the Lakers on Thursday, adding two assists, two steals and one turnover in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He was in foul trouble tonight and coach Alvin Gentry just opted to keep him out. Cole had some major problems with consistency in his Miami days, but he's been fine up until tonight. He's only a low-end guy and should hold some value while Tyreke Evans (knee) is without a timetable. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:52 pm
  • Archie Goodwin scores 22 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 22 points against the Rockets on Thursday, adding one rebound, seven assists, two 3-pointers and six turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns are really embracing the pass, but sometimes the plays aren't there and that led to their 24 turnovers tonight. Goodwin's minutes seem to be locked up until late February at the very least, so he's worth holding in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:59 pm
  • Lance Thomas gets six stitches
    Lance Thomas returned on Thursday after receiving six stitches for a lip laceration.

    Advice: He's fine and he didn't need a concussion test. Thomas scored nine points with one rebound and one assist in 31 minutes. He's lost most of his fantasy value while the team is healthy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:36 pm
  • Matt Barnes (hamstring) questionable Friday
    Matt Barnes (right hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Matt Barnes sat out Monday's matchup with New Orleans, and given the tricky nature of hamstring injuries, it wouldn't be shocking to see him miss Friday's contest as well. Jeff Green, Tony Allen and Vince Carter will see an uptick in minutes if Barnes is out, with Green offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:21 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) ruled out for Friday
    Devin Harris (left toe) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: It doesn't seem likely that Harris will be able to play Saturday vs. the Grizzlies either, and it'll be Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea picking up some extra run in his absence. Harris belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:49 am
  • Ronnie Price due back next week for Suns
    Ronnie Price, who has missed 12 games due to toe surgery, could return to action for the Suns next week.

    Advice: Price's return could have an impact on Archie Goodwin and Devin Booker, but we doubt it will be big enough to cause a panic if you own them. Price is also not a player we're interested in telling you to pick up, unless you're in a 30-team league, and then it might even be a stretch. But with Brandon Knight likely out through the All-Star break, Price could see some decent minutes off the bench in order to keep Goodwin and Booker fresh. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:31 am
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  • Andrew Wiggins scores 31 points vs. Clippers
    Andrew Wiggins scored 31 points with four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers during a 108-102 win over the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was on fire in the first half with 21 points on 9-of-12 from the field. Wiggins scored 30 points in back-to-back games for the second time this season and now he's doing a better job of getting to the basket -- also playing some more SF minutes recently. His team picked up a big win after suffering a tough loss to the Lakers on Tuesday. Wiggins is doing a little more in fantasy, but he'll have to transform into a multi-cat player to put up must-start value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:13 am
  • Zach LaVine gets 34 minutes, scores 17
    Zach LaVine scored 17 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Sam Mitchell went with a lineup quartet of LaVine, Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns for 15.3 minutes -- that combo actually has a positive net rating on the year, too. The UCLA product has hinted he likes playing shooting guard more and he's had some solid success there recently. LaVine should be owned in standard leagues. Additionally, he will be in the dunk contest next week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:57 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad gets 12 minutes
    Shabazz Muhammad played 12 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday with four points, one rebound, no turnovers and no fouls.

    Advice: No injuries to report here as coach Sam Mitchell just had to give Tayshaun Prince 31 minutes, giving Andrew Wiggins some small forward minutes and even Damjan Rudez got in there for 18 minutes. Expect Muhammad to be better, but his upside isn't great anyway. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:47 pm
  • Wes Johnson scores 12 in nice line
    Wesley Johnson scored 12 points with three rebounds, one assist, two blocks, three steals and three 3-pointers against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has a little Tony Allen to his fantasy game with the steals while he's been very good at connecting on treys. Before this game, 81.6 percent of Johnson's shots in his last five are without a dribble, so he's getting a lot of help from Chris Paul. He's put up third-round value in his last seven, so he's worth owning. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:22 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores career-high 24 points
    E'Twaun Moore scored a career-high 24 points against the Kings on Wednesday during a 107-102 win, adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Who needs Jimmy Butler (knee)? The Bulls players have been lobbying for Moore to start and he came through. As nice as this game is, Mike Dunleavy (back) is set to play on Saturday and Butler is only day-to-day for now. Congrats if you used him tonight, but don't be aggressive on adding him for value going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:11 pm
  • Norris Cole scores 14 vs. Spurs
    Norris Cole scored 14 points with four rebounds, nine assists, one steal and two turnovers in 34 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He continues to surprise with the increased assists, averaging 7.5 per game in his last four. Cole has put up seventh-round value in that span, which is pretty close to his ceiling. That's still enough to give him a long look until we see Tyreke Evans (knee) back on the court. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:27 pm
  • Paul George hits 6-of-18 shots in win
    Paul George hit just 6-of-18 shots and two 3-pointers for 17 points, four rebounds, six assists, five steals and a block in 33 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: The shooting, as usual, was a concern, but he filled the stat sheet and the threes, steals and block were all nice. He's no longer playing like one of the best scorers in the league, but is still worth owning and starting every time he plays. He hasn't scored more than 19 points in four straight games, and scored just 11 in two of those. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Bradley Beal gets 29 minutes, scores 18
    Bradley Beal scored 18 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's played 28.3 minutes per game since returning from a concussion. Beal is eventually going to move into the starting lineup, but coming off the bench hasn't hurt his output in his last three with averages of 15.7 points, 2.3 boards, 2.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.7 treys. He'll start trending up again as an early-round guy as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:46 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores team-high 26 points
    Kyrie Irving led the Cavs on Wednesday with 26 points (10-of-17 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), five assists, one rebound and one steal, but it wasn't enough to extend the Cavs' five-game win streak.

    Advice: Irving has now notched four straight games with 20+ points and his playing time is up, so fantasy owners should be very comfortable heading into the All-Star break. It helps that Kyrie and the Cavs have a delicious playoff schedule -- they're one of four teams with four-game slates in Weeks 20-23. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:10 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
  • Report: Toronto interested in P.J. Tucker
    The Raptors have reportedly expressed interest in trading for P.J. Tucker.

    Advice: It makes sense as the Raptors’ small forwards have been ravished by injuries, although Tucker would lose a lot of value in Toronto once DeMarre Carroll (knee) is able to get back on the court. It's unclear exactly what assets the Raptors would send to the Suns in order to make this deal happen, but Stein reports that Phoenix is likely seeking a "nice" draft pick as compensation. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:45 am
  • Devin Harris (toe) ruled out for Wednesday
    Devin Harris (toe) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said that Harris will be doubtful for the next couple of games, so it doesn't sound like he'll be available for Friday's game vs. the Spurs or Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies. Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea will continue to earn some extended run in Harris' absence. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:38 am
  • Devin Harris (toe) questionable for Wednesday
    Devin Harris (sprained left big toe) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: With both Harris and Deron Williams (hip) being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game, J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton could be in line for a healthy heaping of minutes tonight if both those guards can't give it a go. Barea will likely start if Williams is unavailable, and he'd be someone to consider in DFS. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:11 am
  • Zach LaVine scores 14 w/ seven dimes
    Zach LaVine scored 14 points with seven assists, one board, two 3-pointers and four turnovers in 26 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He split his minutes at point guard and shooting guard, and that trend will likely continue unless Ricky Rubio goes down. The Wolves will more than likely increase his minutes after the All-Star break and he is averaging 20.6 points, 3.8 assists and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five games, so he's worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:23 pm
  • Wiggins breaks out of slump, drops 30 points
    Andrew Wiggins snapped out of his slump on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, scoring 30 points on 13-of-20 shooting.

    Advice: In his two previous games, Wiggins was averaging 10.0 points on 5-of-29 shooting (17.2 percent). Coach Sam Mitchell did say last week that Wiggins was a little fatigued, but he looked great tonight against one of his idols (Kobe Bryant) and his owners should be encouraged. The rising star added five boards, one assist, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer to give himself a full line. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:13 pm
  • Gerald Henderson scores 14 w/ nine boards
    Gerald Henderson scored 14 points with nine rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He has scored in double digits in four out of his last five games, but his recent spike in playing time could be because the Blazers are trying to boost his value prior to the trade deadline. Regardless, Henderson doesn't have much upside and his role with minutes in the lower 20s is not appealing, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:59 pm
  • Archie Goodwin drops 18 & 12 in loss
    Archie Goodwin broke out of a funk on Tuesday, racking up 18 points, a career-high 12 assists and two 3-pointers on 7-of-12 shooting in 45 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. Just when it looked like the Goodwin party might be coming to an end, he pulled a great game out of his hat. He came in averaging just 4.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists over his last two games, hitting 4-of-26 shots. He righted the ship tonight and if he was dropped, or you've had your eye on him, it's time to pick him up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:04 pm
  • Archie Goodwin has some work to do
    Coach Earl Watson said Archie Goodwin is "finding the niche in his game" during his press conference on Tuesday.

    Advice: The interim coach also called Goodwin a two-guard playing the point. Watson said he wants clearer roles in the rotation, so it'll be interesting to see how he utilizes Goodwin. Watson's said he can't tell Goodwin to get 6-8 assists per night and it'll have to be a team approach. The next couple games for Goodwin will be huge, but it starts tonight in a tough matchup against Kyle Lowry. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:06 pm
  • Paul George feels like his role has changed
    Paul George feels like his role on the Pacers has changed since the beginning of the season.

    Advice: After a blistering start to the season, George has slowed a bit and feels that he's been less of a focal point for the Pacers lately. "It’s changed, it’s definitely changed [since the] start of the year," George said. "Just kinda felt like I had the confidence and coach was giving me the confidence with the green light. I’m still confident, guys are still making the right plays. Just seems like a transition a little bit." While George is still worth a nightly start, fantasy owners may want to test his market as he's now shooting just 40.9 percent from the field this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:26 am
  • Norris Cole drops 23 points in loss
    Norris Cole scored 23 points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: He's been a pleasant surprise with some nice consistency. The ups and downs in Miami is why the Heat dumped him, but Cole has played with more control and is trusting his teammates more. His value will dip once Tyreke Evans (knee) comes back, but that might not happen any time soon. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:10 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 18 points in loss
    Bradley Beal scored 18 points in Monday's loss to the Thunder with three boards, one assist and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He only played 26 minutes, but that was mainly due to the lopsided score. Beal played 30 minutes on Saturday which is the most playing time he has seen since returning from his leg injury, so it's just a matter of time before he's a must-start player again. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:09 pm
  • Kyrie Irving plays 41 minutes, scores 25
    Kyrie Irving scored 25 points with three rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: His usage rate is climbing and his 41 minutes are a season high. Irving isn't taking 3-pointers as much these days, which was a big reason why he broke out last year from an efficiency standpoint. That should come soon while the assists are starting to come around, too. Regardless, Kyrie looks great and is poised to pay dividends for his patient owners. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:10 pm
  • Matt Barnes (right hamstring) out vs. NO
    Matt Barnes (right hamstring) will not play against the Pelicans on Monday.

    Advice: This injury popped up out of nowhere and it's unknown how much time he'll miss. With Barnes out, there should be more run for for Jeff Green, Courtney Lee and Tony Allen. Keep Barnes benched for now. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:46 pm
  • Matt Barnes is a game-time call vs. Pelicans
    Matt Barnes (hamstring) is a game-time call against the Pelicans on Monday, but is closer to doubtful.

    Advice: Barnes' hamstring issue is new, but he's dealt with this problem before. If Barnes can't go, that means there will be more minutes for Courtney Lee, Jeff Green and Tony Allen. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:36 pm
  • Lue staying on top of Irving about improving
    Tyronn Lue is committed to staying on top of Kyrie Irving about becoming a "better point guard."

    Advice: "He told me that he was going to stay on me about pace and about being a better point guard," Irving said. "Just facilitating, knowing our plays, knowing when people need to be at the right spot offensively and defensively. He's been on me." Irving has still struggled with consistency, but he's played well over his last two games, averaging 24.5 points, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals on 55.6 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 8:39 am
  • Devin Harris (toe) not with team on Monday
    Devin Harris (sprained left big toe) will not play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: He's not even with the team, a possible indication that he might be getting a deeper look at the injury. This is concerning because it's the same foot (not the same toe) that Harris had surgery on back in 2013, and there is currently no timetable for Harris' return. While he's out, J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton should each see an increased role. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 7:31 am
  • Zach LaVine returned to action on Sunday January 31. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 11:50 pm
  • Allen Crabbe helps Blazers beat Minnesota
    Allen Crabbe came off the bench for eight points on 4-of-7 in 23 minutes vs. the Wolves on Sunday, adding three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Crabbe is having a career year and he's quietly emerged with top-75 value in January (9-cat), posting 11.8 points, 1.6 triples, 3.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 assists, while making 47.3 percent FGs without a single miss at the FT line. He's not flashy, but is worth a pickup as a cheap, well-rounded roto option. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 9:21 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad invisible in 13 minutes
    Shabazz Muhammad failed to score in 13 minutes of action vs. the Blazers, finishing Sunday's road loss with two turnovers, three personal fouls and no other stats to his credit.

    Advice: Yikes. It was Muhammad's lowest playing time since Dec. 28 and he won't be a consistent option while Tayshaun Prince is logging heavy minutes as a starter -- Prince got 30 minutes tonight, Andrew Wiggins played 35 minutes, and Zach LaVine saw 25 minutes as a shooting guard, so there wasn't much room for Shabazz in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 8:57 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins shoots 3-of-18 vs. Blazers
    Andrew Wiggins shot 3-of-18 from the field on Sunday, but he made 9-of-12 from the line to finish the Wolves' road loss with 15 points, nine rebounds, two assists and three turnovers.

    Advice: Al-Farouq Aminu was his primary defender and Wiggins isn't the first player to struggle vs. AFA this season -- the Blazers are limiting opposing SFs to just 18.0 points over their past five games. Wiggins' usage rate of 27.8 is easily a team-high, and one off-night offensively won't dissuade him from firing away vs. the lowly Lakers on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 8:56 pm
  • Zach LaVine (ankle) gets hot late in defeat
    Zach LaVine (ankle) got hot late vs. the Blazers on Sunday, finishing 6-of-14 from the field for 14 points, with one 3-pointer, two boards, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes.

    Advice: LaVine was scorching hot prior to his injury -- in the Wolves' previous three games he averaged 25.0 points and 2.3 triples, while shooting a combined 31-of-44 from the field (70.5 percent). He saw most of his time at SG tonight, and with his minutes on the upswing it makes sense to grab him where available, if only for upside as a source of scoring, 3s, assists and FT percentage. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 8:55 pm
  • Archie Goodwin shoots 1-of-11 vs. Mavericks
    Archie Goodwin shot just 1-of-11 vs. the Mavericks, finishing Sunday's road loss with three points, four rebounds, one steal and three turnovers.

    Advice: Goodwin is averaging just 7.0 points on 7-of-36 shooting (19.4 percent) in his past three games, a steep decline considering how well he played immediately after Brandon Knight's groin injury. He was 1-of-8 within five feet of the rim and needs to finish better to sustain his offense -- fantasy owners should consider benching him until he heats up. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:12 pm
  • Zach LaVine (ankle) is not on injury report
    Zach LaVine (ankle) is not on the injury report for Sunday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: He appeared to tweak his ankle on Friday, but his status was never in doubt for Sunday's game. He is averaging 25.0 points, 3.3 assists, 2.3 boards, 0.7 steals and 2.3 3-pointers per game over his last three and should be in all lineups until he cools off. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 4:47 pm
  • Wes Johnson hits three 3-pointers Sunday
    Wes Johnson scored 11 points off the bench on Sunday to go with three 3-pointers, two boards, one assist and no other statistics in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Johnson doesn’t really stuff the stat sheet, but he’s been a mid-round guy over the past month largely due to his 3-point shooting (1.9) and steals (1.9). He’s on the radar as a 3-point and steals specialist in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 3:44 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores 10 points w/ five dimes
    E'Twaun Moore scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting in his second consecutive start at shooting guard on Sunday, to go with five assists, one 3-pointer, one rebound and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Moore has been getting a ton of run over the past two games as Chicago’s starting two-guard, but that really hasn’t shown up on the stat sheet. In those two starts, he’s posted meager averages of 9.0 points, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block per game on 43.8 percent shooting. He'll likely find himself back on the bench once Mike Dunleavy (back) get back on the court, so he's not really worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 3:19 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) out Sunday vs. Phoenix
    Devin Harris (toe) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Suns, and he is being listed as doubtful for Monday's game in Atlanta.

    Advice: J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will continue to split Harris' minutes, and they could see some increased opportunity tonight with Dirk Nowitzki (rest) on the sidelines. Harris belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 2:35 pm
  • Wes Johnson will come off the bench Sunday
    Wes Johnson will return to the bench for Sunday's game vs. the Bulls with Paul Pierce (rest) back in the starting lineup.

    Advice: Johnson minutes don't fluctuate much as a reserve or a starter, so how he enters the game doesn't mean all that much. He's actually been a sneaky mid-round guy over the past month with averages of 8.5 points, 1.9 three-pointers, 1.9 steals and 0.8 blocks per game, so he's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 12:32 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) questionable for Sunday
    Devin Harris (toe) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: If he can't play Sunday, J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will continue to pick up some extra minutes off the bench, with Barea offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 12:17 pm
  • Bradley Beal taking steps to avoid injuries
    Bradley Beal is taking steps to prevent future injuries in his troublesome leg.

    Advice: The promising shooting guard is going to hit restricted free agency this summer, but his injury history could prevent certain teams from offering him the amount he is looking for. "He’s one of the best pure shooters in the league," a general manager told The Vertical, "but I’m scared of him." Beal has increased the padding in his shoes, he has increased his vitamin D intake and he also has a new practice routine in order to minimize impact. He did play 30 minutes on Saturday which is the most playing time he has seen since returning from injury, so hopefully he can stay healthy moving forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:26 am
  • Bradley Beal plays 30 minutes in win over HOU
    Bradley Beal played 30 minutes in Saturday's win over the Rockets, scoring 11 points with four assists, three boards and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This was the most minutes he has played since returning from his leg injury, but don't expect his playing time to go up too much more. Beal is looking to get paid this summer and the Wizards already learned their lesson about giving him too many minutes, but he should still be able to produce excellent numbers moving forward. It's just a matter of time before he is a must-start player again. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 9:49 pm
  • Matt Barnes fails to score in 22 minutes
    Matt Barnes missed all seven of his shots from the field on Saturday vs. the Kings and failed to score in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Yikes. The good news is that Barnes salvaged his line with three boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks, so it's hard to drop a player with that kind of upside after one bad performance. He had five fouls which explains the low minutes, but we would like him better if the Grizzlies went back to their small-ball lineup. Barnes had 13 points, four boards, two assists, one steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers in his previous game, so it makes sense to give him another chance. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:58 pm
  • Kyrie irving puts up another nice line
    Kyrie Irving scored 21 points with one rebound, six assists, two steals and one turnover in 36 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: He had himself a very nice weekend with a 28-pointer on Friday. Before yesterday, coach Ty Lue said he wanted Kyrie to be aggressive. In those two games, he's made 12 shots in the paint, making a pristine 77.8 percent at the rim. Irving is definitely on the upswing. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:34 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore will start again on Sunday
    E'Twaun Moore will start again on Sunday against the Clippers with Tony Snell coming off the bench.

    Advice: The players wanted to get Moore in there to help the offense and they'll get their wish. Moore played 36 minutes on Thursday with eight points and could get significant run again. If you want to use him in DFS, it's kind of playing with fire. He's not a great add in season-long leagues because of Mike Dunleavy (back) coming back soon. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 11:54 am
  • Gary Neal picks up a DNP-CD
    Gary Neal (sore right leg) picked up a DNP-CD on Thursday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He was available to play, but the Wizards likely held him out as a precaution. Neal did go through Saturday's shootaround, so he will be available to play vs. the Rockets. He is not a fantasy asset in most leagues, though. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 10:05 am
  • Mitchell says Andrew Wiggins was tired
    Wolves coach Sam Mitchell said that Andrew Wiggins struggled on Friday vs. the Jazz because he was tired.

    Advice: "He just didn’t have that extra step," Mitchell said. "It happens. Nobody is going to play great every night. You could just tell: Very, very rarely does he ask to come out of the game and he asked to come out of the game early in the third quarter, at the five-minute mark. He just was tired." Wiggins was held to just five points on 2-of-11 shooting, but look for him to bounce back on Sunday vs. the Blazers. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:30 am
  • Lue wants Kyrie Irving to be aggressive
    Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue wants Kyrie Irving to constantly attack.

    Advice: "I just want him to attack," Lue said. "Attack first and if it opens up to an assist, then we'll make the play. But I just don't think nobody can stop him one-on-one, so I just want him to get back to being confident and playing the way he's capable of playing." Irving took his coach's advice on Friday and played really well, scoring 28 points with four boards, two steals and one turnover. Buy low while there is still time. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 6:44 am
  • Allen Crabbe scores 20 vs. Hornets
    Allen Crabbe scored 20 points against the Hornets on Friday with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, two turnovers and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Crabbe isn't playing small forward as much as he was earlier in the season, but his minutes are up in his last six. Still, he only put up 12th-round value in that span, so there's little incentive to adding him. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 11:09 pm
  • Wes Johnson scores nine points in start at PF
    Wes Johnson started at small forward for the Clippers on Friday, but only managed to produce nine points, two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block through 26 minutes of action.

    Advice: Johnson also shot just 4-of-10 from the field, so this wasn't a very inspiring performance given the increased opportunity as a starter and an easy matchup with the Lakers. Johnson will likely be seeing some increased opportunity with Blake Griffin (hand) out until late-March, but he's nothing more than a late-round asset in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 10:51 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 19 points on 12 shots
    Zach LaVine's torrid streak continued on Friday, as he tallied 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting to go with three assists, three boards and three turnovers through 31 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: LaVine just can’t miss lately, and over the past two games he’s posted a ridiculous effective field goal percentage of 87.9 (23-of-29 shooting). LaVine can stuff the stat sheet when given the minutes, and Minnesota is clearly trying to unload Kevin Martin in order to free up playing time for Mr. LaVine. He did suffer a minor ankle left ankle tweak during the closing minutes of the game, so owners will need to check in on his status prior to activating him for Sunday's game in Portland. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:05 pm
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