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    • Celtics close to signing JaVale McGee
      The Boston Celtics are reportedly close to signing JaVale McGee.

      Advice: McGee has had a fair share of suitors since being released by the 76ers, but it looks like he'll end up in Celtic green on a deal that will reportedly be through the 2015-16 season. McGee will join a crowded Celtics frontcourt of Tyler Zeller, Brandon Bass, Kelly Olynyk, so the fantasy fallout from this move is more of a downgrade for all four players than it is an upgrade for any. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:54 am
    • Nikola Pekovic returned to action on Wednesday March 4. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:08 am
    • Kelly Olynyk scoreless in 7 minutes
      Kelly Olynyk returned to action on Wednesday but missed all three of his shots and failed to score in seven minutes.

      Advice: Baby steps for Olynyk, who has missed a ton of time with a sprained ankle. He'll eventually eat into Tyler Zeller's minutes, but for now, Zeller is still a player to hold onto in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:08 am
    • DeAndre Jordan grabs 19 boards in loss
      DeAndre Jordan had six points, 19 rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Blazers.

      Advice: He hit just 2-of-10 free throws as the hack-a-Jordan strategy worked for the Blazers down the stretch tonight. He also mistook the shot clock for the final buzzer, and could have won the game for L.A. had he put a rebound back up just before the final buzzer. Either way, the guy is killing it in the big-man categories and you knew you were punting free throws with him long ago. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:55 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge goes off again
      LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points, nine rebounds and a block on Wednesday.

      Advice: His thumbs aren't right, but it doesn't matter. He's determined to finish out the season and is still playing at an elite level. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:46 pm
    • Alexis Ajinca double-doubles with AD
      Alexis Ajinca stepped up in his 23 minutes off the bench on Wednesday during an 88-85 win over the Pistons, scoring 10 points with 11 boards, two assists and one block.

      Advice: Apparently he's still going to get minutes because of Ryan Anderson (knee) being out. Ajinca has arguably been more consistent than Omer Asik and maybe he can play minutes in the 20-24 range. Give him a look in deeper leagues, but owners in standard leagues should be able to do better. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:16 pm
    • Zaza Pachulia bounces back
      Zaza Pachulia, who started and played just 13 scoreless minutes on Tuesday, had 13 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals on 5-of-9 shooting on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's not going to go crazy on most nights with John Henson around, but played well tonight. But as we saw on Tuesday, he's not exactly reliable right now, either. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:06 pm
    • Andre Drummond blocks six, double-doubles
      Andre Drummond scored 13 points with 18 boards, one assist, one steal and six blocks against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's not a tough argument to make that the Reggie Jackson trade is helping Drummond. In his last five with RJ, Drummond averaged 16.4 points, 13.6 boards, 2.6 blocks and 0.4 steals on 63.2 percent from the field. He's still going to be abysmal from the line, but Drummond is back to being a beast. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:57 pm
    • Tim Duncan in foul trouble Wednesday
      Tim Duncan had just five points, six rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 19 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was in foul trouble and finished with five of them, but a 19-minute night is a lot more attractive than a DNP-CD, so hopefully tonight's limited run was enough to avoid a DNP any time soon. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:55 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins struggles in loss to Spurs
      DeMarcus Cousins played through a sore ankle on Wednesday, but had just 14 points, three rebounds, three steals and two blocks on 5-of-12 shooting in a loss to the Spurs.

      Advice: Cousins isn't exactly a picture of health right now and owners have to hope he keeps playing until the end if his ankle is still bothering him down the line. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:47 pm
    • Serge Ibaka doesn't show up to the stat party
      Serge Ibaka fouled out during a 123-118 overtime win over the 76ers on Wednesday, finishing with two points, two boards and four blocks in 31 minutes.

      Advice: He was coming in as one of the hottest power forwards from a stat production standpoint, averaging 17.9 points, 11.6 boards and 3.1 blocks in his previous seven games since the All-Star break. Ibaka should be a first-round guy until Kevin Durant (foot) gets back and is likely going to be a top-20 player upon KD's return, too. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:46 pm
    • Hassan Whiteside grabs career-high 25 boards
      Hassan Whiteside racked up 18 points, a career-high 25 rebounds and four blocks on 6-of-10 shooting in Wednesday's win over the Lakers.

      Advice: Man, are the Lakers good at giving it up to the opposition. Whiteside has collected 64 rebounds over his last three games and is averaging 16.0 points, 15.8 rebounds and three blocks over his last five games. Sure, he hit just 6-of-13 free throws tonight, but who cares? Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:28 pm
    • Ed Davis double-doubles in loss to Heat
      Ed Davis had 14 points, 12 rebounds, three steals and a block on 7-of-10 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Heat.

      Advice: Davis has been rebounding the ball well, but his scoring is still suspect. He's averaging 10.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.8 blocks over his last five games, making him worth a look in many leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:22 pm
    • Nerlens Noel brings serious defensive stats
      Nerlens Noel blocked five shots and had four steals against the Thunder on Wednesday, adding eight points, 13 rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: He's just rolling right now. Noel did not have a great offensive game tonight, making 3-of-10 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line to go with his five turnovers. He has really turned it on since the break and should be considered a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:04 pm
    • Kevin Love plays well in win over Raptors
      Kevin Love had 22 points, 10 rebounds and four 3-pointers on 6-of-10 shooting in Wednesday's comeback win over the Raptors.

      Advice: He had an IV after Tuesday's game against the Celtics, but looked fine tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:52 pm
    • Jonas Valanciunas scores 26 in loss to Cavs
      Jonas Valanciunas hit 12-of-17 shots for 26 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in 31 minutes in Wednesday's loss against the Cavs.

      Advice: This was one of JV's best games of the season, and especially good to see after his five points and five boards on Monday. However, he also tackled LeBron James late in the third quarter, picked up a flagrant foul, and inspired LeBron to crush the Raptors in the fourth quarter, so there's that. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:45 pm
    • Bro-Lo plays just 19 minutes in ugly loss
      Brook Lopez scored just eight points on 2-of-7 shooting and added three rebounds and a block in 19 minutes of playing time in Wednesday's ugly loss to the Hornets.

      Advice: Yes, it was a blowout, but the Nets' box score is still a mess. Lopez had 26 points off the bench him Monday's shocking win over the Warriors, but all the good they did in that game will be overshadowed by the no-show they had against the Hornets, who zipped past them for the final playoff spot tonight. Mason Plumlee started, as usual, and had 11 points and seven rebounds, but didn't have a block on the night. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:13 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng plays 33 minutes
      Gorgui Dieng played 33 minutes off the bench on Wednesday during a 100-85 loss to the Nuggets, scoring eight points with 10 rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

      Advice: Nikola Pekovic returned and was on a minutes limit, which should continue because his ankles can't sustain 30 minutes per game. Dieng is worth owning in all leagues and holds top-30 upside if Pek needs to miss time. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    • Nikola Pekovic plays 15 minutes vs. DEN
      Nikola Pekovic played 15 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday with six points, five boards and two steals.

      Advice: He is likely going to have a minutes cap for a few games, but you never know because they Wolves have gone against conventional wisdom and played him big minutes before. Pekovic is not necessarily a must-own player due to the injury risk and the possibility of a minutes restriction. He only played in five-minute stints tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:47 pm
    • Kevin Garnett says Nuggets quit on Brian Shaw
      Kevin Garnett said the Nuggets "quit" on Brian Shaw following a loss on Wednesday.

      Advice: "They quit on Brian Shaw, I thought they'd quit again," Garnett said. "A quitter is a quitter." Wow. KG certainly isn't the quiet type, but even this is bold for him. He finished with 11 points, six boards, two assists and one block in 21 minutes. He can be left on the wire in most leagues because he will sit several road games. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:34 pm
    • Brandon Bass sees limited minutes in win
      Brandon Bass played just 18 minutes and finished with seven points and four rebounds on Wednesday.

      Advice: Kelly Olynyk was back, but played just seven minutes, so Bass's line is a bit concerning. Brad Stevens uses some interesting rotations, and Bass only had one foul tonight. As of tonight, he's no longer a reliable fantasy option, in our opinion. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:53 pm
    • Ian Mahinmi performs as expected in start
      Ian Mahinmi started for Roy Hibbert (rest) on Wednesday with six points, eight boards, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes against the Knicks.

      Advice: This was right on par with his averages in previous starts. Roy Hibbert rested on Wednesday and he should be ready to go for Friday night. Mahinmi can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:49 pm
    • Nikola Pekovic to have a minutes limit
      Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will have a minutes limit against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

      Advice: Maybe the Wolves finally learned their lesson because Pek can't play over 30 minutes and stay healthy. He's still a risky player to own because the probability of him missing time is extremely high. Gorgui Dieng should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:04 pm
    • Nikola Pekovic (ankle) available to play
      Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will be available to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

      Advice: There is still no word on how many minutes he's going to play. The Wolves continue to play him big minutes and he keeps dealing with ankle discomfort. We're still not sure how many times they're going to touch the proverbial hot stove with Pek, but he's still a very risky player to start or even own. Gorgui Dieng should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:48 pm
    • Channing Frye benched, Dedmon starting Wed
      Channing Frye will come off the bench on Wednesday with Dewayne Dedmon taking his place in Orlando's starting lineup.

      Advice: Frye has posted the second-worst defensive efficiency rating of any Magic player under interim coach James Borrego, which is the root cause of the switch. "He's trying defensively," Borrego said. "Offensively ... he gives our guards space. He gives Nik [Vucevic] room and space to operate." Frye will still be a part of the frontcourt rotation but his already limited upside takes a hit with this move to the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:06 pm
    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) coming off the bench
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) will return against the Jazz on Wednesday and come off the bench.

      Advice: He has been out since January with a severe ankle sprain. Olynyk made it through most of practice back on Feb. 28, so he should be able to play close to 24 minutes tonight. With Olynyk back, Jae Crowder and Jonas Jerebko are going to lose playing time. Olynyk should be owned in all standard leagues, especially with Jared Sullinger out for the season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:37 pm
    • Ian Mahinmi starting for Roy Hibbert (rest)
      Ian Mahinmi will start at center vs. the Raptors on Wednesday, as Roy Hibbert is getting the night off to rest.

      Advice: Mahinmi is a poor fantasy option even when thrust into a bigger role -- in four starts this season he's averaged 7.8 points, 6.8 boards, 0.3 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. Lavoy Allen and Luis Scola should also pick up more minutes off the bench in Hibbert's temporary absence. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:24 pm
    • Roy Hibbert (rest) out against the Knicks
      Roy Hibbert (rest) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Perhaps the Pacers are a little worried about Hibbert falling on his face in the second half again. While he did play well against the sub-par Philly team on Sunday, Hibbert struggled in his first four game games after the break. He is still worth owning in all leagues and should be fine for Friday. Ian Mahinmi will start and is not worth streaming in most leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:22 pm
      Injured
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is probable
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is probable to play against the Spurs.

      Advice: The Kings listing a guy as probable usually means he's a lock to play. Furthermore, sometimes they don't update a probable player, so Cousins owners can assume he is good to go after his 22-point game from Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:17 pm
    • Taj Gibson out again on Thursday
      Taj GIbson (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Thunder.

      Advice: The Bulls gave the vast majority of his minutes to Nikola Mirotic and they also had Doug McDermott get in the rotation. Gibson could be out for multiple weeks despite how he has shed his walking boot. Mirotic should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:56 am
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Kris Humphries (left groin) doesn't practice
      Kris Humphries (groin) did not practice on Wednesday.

      Advice: It doesn't sound like he'll play on Friday against the Heat, but a lot could change in the next two days. Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin have filled in for most of his minutes, but are not worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:44 am
      Injured
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) sheds his walking boot
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is no longer in a walking boot, but he still hasn't been cleared for basketball activity.

      Advice: This is definitely a step in the right direction, but it still sounds like Gibson will need another week or so before he will return to the lineup. In the meantime, Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah will each see a small bump in value, while Nikola Mirotic will continue to see an increased role off the bench and will be a must-own player until Gibson returns. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:47 am
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will try to play Wed.
      Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will try to give it a go against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

      Advice: While he did say that ankle has progressed, Pekovic will test out his ankle prior to the game before making a final decision regarding his status. If Pekovic is unable to go tonight, Gorgui Dieng becomes locked in as a must-start option in all leagues, while rookie Adreian Payne will see an uptick in minutes as well. Given the uncertainty, owners in daily leagues would be wise to avoid Pekovic tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:32 am
    • Raptors have interest in C JaVale McGee
      The Raptors are reportedly interested in acquiring JaVale McGee once he clears waivers on Wednesday evening.

      Advice: The Heat and Mavericks are also said to be interested, but McGee wouldn't have a large enough role on any team to be a factor in most fantasy leagues. We will continue to follow this story closely, but it's safe to leave McGee on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:12 am
    • Kevin Love (illness) good to go on Wednesday
      Kevin Love had to receive an IV after Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics and said that he may have food poisoning, but he will play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

      Advice: It clearly doesn't sound like Love is 100 percent, but his owners can safely keep him in all active lineups today in a huge matchup with Toronto. Love scored just 12 points with eight boards in a blowout victory over the Celtics on Tuesday, so hopefully he will be a little more involved on offense tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:35 am
    • Zaza Pachulia awful in 13 minutes vs. Denver
      Zaza Pachulia started Tuesday's game but was awful in 13 minutes of action, going scoreless with three turnovers, two fouls and no other stats to his credit.

      Advice: Pachulia was completely out of sorts in an awkward matchup vs. Kenneth Faried, and Jason Kidd wisely opted to limit his playing time after a brutal start to the game. He's off the radar in all but the deepest leagues, regardless of where he begins the game. John Henson (10 points, five boards, one block) is still the center to own in Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:02 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins posts 22 & 10 in return
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) returned from his two-game absence vs. the Knicks, scoring 22 points (5-of-10 FGs, 11-of-11 FTs) with one 3-pointer, 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.

      Advice: Cousins has fared well under coach George Karl even though Karl's offense typically shuns post-ups. As noted by Brett Kormenos, "Karl's last team in Denver actually ran fewer post-ups per game as a team (5.6) than Cousins has this year as an individual." He did his damage in under 30 minutes during tonight's blowout win, and fantasy owners can look forward to elite value in the season's final six weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:51 pm
    • Brandon Bass leads Boston w/ 15 pts Tuesday
      Brandon Bass led the Celtics with 15 points on Tuesday, making 7-of-15 shots with five boards, one assist and three turnovers vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: He played 27 minutes, more than any player except Evan Turner (six points, seven assists), and the only other Celtic in double-digits was Isaiah Thomas (11 points). Bass is a sketchy fantasy option even with Kelly Olynyk (ankle) on the sidelines, but he and the Celtics should bounce back quickly on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:32 pm
    • Kevin Love plays through illness vs. Boston
      Kevin Love (illness) decided to play at the last minute on Tuesday and he made 4-of-10 shots to finish with two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, three assists and one block in 25 minutes.

      Advice: It wasn't his best game but the Cavs didn't need more from him and he posted a +/- rating of +25 in the blowout victory. He'll be ready to go vs. the Raptors on Wednesday and his fantasy owners should only be concerned about Cleveland's brutal two-game slate in Week 23 (March 30 - April 5). Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:25 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will start Tuesday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks, sending Carl Landry back to the bench.

      Advice: Cousins has missed the last two games due to a nagging ankle issue, but his owners will be thrilled to see him back in action with a favorable matchup vs. the lowly Knicks. Get Cousins in your lineup and enjoy the show. On the other hand, Landry can be dropped across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 4:10 pm
    • Kevin Love (illness) a go for Tuesday vs. BOS
      Kevin Love (illness) will play Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

      Advice: Go ahead and get him active. Those that made a speculative add of Tristan Thompson expecting a big night may want to look elsewhere for production. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:50 pm
    • No suspension coming for Hassan Whiteside
      Hassan Whiteside will not be suspended for Monday's altercation with Alex Len.

      Advice: He will however be hit with a $15,000 fine, but Whiteside will be in the lineup for Wednesday's very favorable matchup against the Lakers. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:45 pm
    • Kris Humphries (groin) out Tuesday vs. CHI
      Kris Humphries (groin) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Bulls.

      Advice: Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin will continue to see extended minutes with Humphries unavailable, but they won't do enough statistically to matter in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:44 pm
      Injured
    • Report: MIA also interested in JaVale McGee
      The Miami Heat are reportedly interested in bringing on JaVale McGee.

      Advice: McGee is due to clear waivers on Wednesday, and we'll be following this story closely. So far the Mavs and Heat have been reported to have interest in acquiring McGee's services, but the sense is that there are more teams out there also intrigued by McGee. To be clear, we don't expect him to offer any fantasy value to owners in most leagues regardless of where he lands. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:56 pm
    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) ruled out for Tuesday
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Cavs.

      Advice: With Olynyk unavailable, Brandon Bass, Tyler Zeller, and Jonas Jerebko will continue to man Boston's frontcourt, with Bass and Zeller offering the most upside. Boston plays at home against Utah on Wednesday, and we'll be considering Olynyk questionable for that one. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:40 pm
    • Kevin Love (illness) a game-time decision
      Kevin Love (illness) is headed for a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup with the Celtics.

      Advice: Love was previously listed as probable despite not being able to go through Tuesday morning's shootaround, but he’s now looking at a game-time decision. If he's unable to go, Tristan Thompson would likely slide into the starting lineup, and he's be worth a look as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and J.R. Smith would also have more opportunities on offense. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 2:30 pm
    • Report: DAL interested in adding JaVale McGee
      The Mavericks are reportedly "seriously interested" in signing JaVale McGee.

      Advice: While the Mavericks have significant interest in McGee, it's being reported that the list of interested teams stretches well beyond Dallas, which is a rather strange sentence to write. McGee couldn't earn significant minutes playing for the 76ers, so he's going to have difficulty leaving the bench on an actual championship contender. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but he won't have any fantasy value in standard leagues regardless of where he lands. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:56 pm
    • Hassan Whiteside regrets altercation with Len
      Hassan Whiteside expressed his regret on Tuesday for wrestling with Alex Len during Monday's game against the Suns.

      Advice: "I regret doing that," Whiteside said. "That was the first time. Violence is not the answer. That's what it was. I just felt like [Len] was frustrated with as many as dunks that I did on him." Whiteside will likely be suspended for Wednesday's game against the Lakers, leaving Udonis Haslem, Michael Beasley, and Chris Andersen to man Miami's frontcourt. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:27 pm
    • Nikola Pekovic questionable for Wednesday
      Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Pekovic said he wants to give it a go on Wednesday, so we'll have to await word after shootaround to see if he'll get his wish. If Pek is unable to suit up against the Nuggets, Gorgui Dieng becomes a must-start player in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:55 am
    • DeMarcus Cousins probable for Tuesday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

      Advice: This is great news for Cousins' owners after he missed the last two games with a sprained left ankle. He'll be slotted back into the Kings' starting lineup and can be activated across all fantasy leagues. Boogie is averaging 23.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.9 blocks over his last eight games and has a favorable matchup against the Knicks on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:38 am
    • Taj Gibson could miss up to two weeks
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is in a walking boot and could miss up to two weeks.

      Advice: Gibson has already been declared out for the next week, but it's starting to look like his absence could extend into a second week. Nikola Mirotic will see plenty of minutes off the Bulls' bench while Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah will also see a bump in fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:14 am
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Kevin Love misses Tuesday shootaround
      Kevin Love (illness) missed Tuesday's shootaround, but is probable for Tuesday's game against the Celtics.

      Advice: While the Cavs told Love to stay home for Tuesday morning's shootaround, the good news for his fantasy owners is that he is still listed as probable to face the Celtics. We'll update Love's status as soon as more information becomes available, but Tristan Thompson would be in line for a value boost if Love's status is downgraded. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:38 am
    • Kelly Olynyk unsure of Tuesday availability
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is unsure if he'll be able to play against the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

      Advice: Olynyk will test his ankle in shootaround before making a decision on whether to play Tuesday night. The big man has been out since late-January with his ankle injury, but seems to be on the precipice of a return to the court. Olynyk will join a frontcourt logjam with Brandon Bass, Tyler Zeller, Jae Crowder, and Jonas Jerebko upon his return, so his fantasy value will likely be limited to deeper leagues barring an injury. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:03 am
    • Ajinca double-doubles with a steal and block
      Alexis Ajinca kept his foot on the gas with Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson out on Monday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting with 12 rebounds, one steal and one block in 25 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Ajinca has paid off with top-50 value over the last two weeks and with the Pelicans' durability issues he has a sneaky shot at finishing the year strong. There have been vague reports not necessarily altering Davis' 1-2 week timeline from about seven days ago, but we'll be watching closely to see if Ajinca can survive his return. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:09 pm
    • Dieng double-doubles with Pekovic out
      Gorgui Dieng started with Nikola Pekovic (ankles) out and double-doubled with 10 points, 11 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 39 minutes on Monday against the Clippers.

      Advice: Owners can write these numbers in pen whenever Pekovic is not on the floor and even if Pek comes back and plays a bit, there should be no panic whatsoever about Dieng. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:55 pm
    • Lopez scores 26 points; Jack hits game-winner
      Brook Lopez scored 26 points off the bench in Monday's win over the Warriors, hitting 11-of-22 shots with six rebounds and one block in 26 minutes.

      Advice: Lopez is a threat to do this on any given night but the problem is that he is also putting up way too many duds. The result is a top 85-95 value over the last month and the only good news is that he's staying on the floor. Jarrett Jack joined the party with a pretty jumper to win the game in the final moments. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:20 pm
    • Jonas Valanciunas only takes two shots
      Jonas Valanciunas didn't take advantage of a good matchup against the 76ers on Monday with five points, five boards and one block on 1-of-2 from the field.

      Advice: He lacked aggression tonight and his teammate, James Johnson, even told him to go post up down low. Valanciunas was looking a little better in his previous games after the break, averaging 11.5 points, 10.5 boards, 0.5 blocks and 1.3 steals. He should get better. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:04 pm
    • Nerlens Noel makes all seven FGAs in loss
      Nerlens Noel made all seven shots from the field for 17 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block against the Raptors on Monday.

      Advice: His offensive game has been the story lately. Perhaps the highlight is making 83.3 percent of his 6.0 free throw attempts per game over his last five, averaging 13.4 points, 9.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.4 blocks, 1.2 steals and 2.6 turnovers on 48.8 percent from the field. He's one of the hottest properties in fantasy hoops right now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:19 pm
    • Hassan Whiteside, Alex Len are ejected
      Hassan Whiteside and Alex Len were ejected for wrestling on Monday night.

      Advice: This game in Miami is one of the most emotional ones of the season. Whiteside tried to tackle Len and there's certainly a chance he gets hit with a suspension for this one. He finished with 17 points, 10 boards, two steals and two blocks in 26 minutes. He's a better basketball player than a tackler and his owners are going to be hoping for mercy from the NBA in hopes he doesn't get suspended. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:46 pm
    • Nikola Pekovic will not play on Monday
      Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not play against the Clippers on Monday.

      Advice: His ankle is acting up and the Wolves are likely going to rest him for a while. Gorgui Dieng is back to being a must-start player in all leagues. If you want to cut Pek, it's not a bad idea given how much time he's needed to recover from ankle soreness. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:55 pm
    • Pekovic, Martin both questionable on Monday
      Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and Kevin Martin (illness) are both questionable to play on Monday against the Clippers.

      Advice: Pekovic did not participate in shootaround, and he'll warmup before the game to see if he can give it a go. It doesn't sound promising even if he plays, so Gorgui Dieng should remain very ready, and he'd be the most obvious candidate to benefit without the big man. As for Martin, his illness is out of nowhere, so if he doesn't play, Andrew Wiggins will be an even greater point of emphasis with Gary Neal possibly joining the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:30 am
    • Kris Humphries still dealing w/ groin issues
      Kris Humprhies (groin) is still unable to move laterally.

      Advice: Humphries missed Saturday's game against the Pistons, his second consecutive on the sidelines. It doesn't sound like he's all that close to a return, meaning Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin will earn extra minutes behind Marcin Gortat and Nene. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:12 am
      Injured
    • Official: Sixers waive center JaVale McGee
      Sixers waive C JaVale McGee.

      Advice: The Sixers made the move prior to midnight on March 1, meaning McGee will be eligible to join a playoff-bound team if one actually signs him to their active roster. We'll see if that happens. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:25 am
    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) still without timetable
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is making progress, but there is no timetable for his return.

      Advice: "I’m just letting it play out," he said. "It’s tough. It’s real tough. . . . The fact that you could go probably, but you just want to make sure you’re helping your team; you’re not a detriment. You know, you can do the things you want to do out there." Although he's progressing, it doesn't like sound the Celtics or Olynyk are rushing his return. The Celtics will have a logjam when Olynyk returns with Brandon Bass, Tyler Zeller, Jonas Jerebko, Evan Turner and Jae Crowder all occupying minutes along the frontline. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:07 am
    • Tim Duncan says Spurs confidence is shot
      Tim Duncan said that the Spurs "need to be confident," adding that it's been "shot for a while."

      Advice: Duncan didn't leave much to guess about with his words. "We’re going to start building it back and winning some games. That’s the only way it’s going to come," Duncan added. Now with two straight wins after four straight losses, the Spurs will look to take advantage of a soft week that includes the Kings, Nuggets and Bulls. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:41 am
    • Gibson (ankle) to miss at least 1 more week
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is expected to be sidelined for at least another week.

      Advice: Not good. Gibson's ankle sprain is clearly serious, and Gibson has a history of playing through ankle injuries, so we know it must be bothering the big man. The Bulls play four times this week, so if Gibson misses all of those contests, Nikola Mirotic will continue to see big minutes off the bench with Chicago leaning a little harder on both Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:31 am
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Report: 76ers agree to waive JaVale McGee
      The 76ers have agreed to waive JaVale McGee in time for him to sign with a playoff contender, according to USA Today's Sam Amick.

      Advice: Philadelphia will reportedly pay McGee the full amount he's owed, including a $12 million payout next season, and he's likely to sign a minimum deal to give a playoff-bound team more frontcourt depth. He's not a fantasy asset no matter where he lands after clearing waivers. Yahoo! Sports reports there are 10 teams that have already expressed interest, but that would mean a third of the NBA, and we're not buying that. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 9:07 pm
    • JaVale McGee buyout looking less likely
      JaVale McGee, who has been mentioned in buyout rumors, finished Sunday's road loss with three points, one rebound and one block in eight minutes off the 76ers bench.

      Advice: McGee said before the game that he wasn't aware of any talks with Sixers management, and a buyout is now reportedly "unlikely." He won't be eligible for the playoffs if he's waived after midnight on Sunday, so a buyout would be implausible if it doesn't happen very soon. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:50 pm
    • Roy Hibbert piles up 14 & 15 w/ five blocks
      Roy Hibbert racked up 14 points, 15 rebounds, two steals and five blocks in Sunday's easy win vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: Philly's frontcourt didn't pose much of a challenge for Hibbert, who recorded his first double-double since Feb. 4. He's averaging 22 minutes per game over his past six contests and he's been a borderline 12-team option over the past month, in part because he's shooting 41.8 percent during that span. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:46 pm
      Injured
    • Nerlens Noel (quad) double-doubles in return
      Nerlens Noel (quad, calf) started Sunday's game and had 10 points, 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks despite his recent ailments.

      Advice: His owners will be thrilled to note that Noel, a 59.7 percent shooter at the FT line, made all six of his freebies tonight. His 35 minutes were a game-high and it's safe to say that he's healthy and ready for Monday's matchup with the Raptors. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:38 pm
    • Brandon Bass posts 15 & 12 w/ highlight dunk
      Brandon Bass threw down a vicious dunk over Andrew Bogut on Sunday, finishing the Celtics' tough loss with 15 points, 12 rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: The Celtics led this game by 26 points but let it slip away in the second half, eventually falling 101-106 to the Warriors. Bass made 6-of-12 shots and 3-of-4 free throws, and his highlight-reel dunk can be viewed via the link below. He's a solid player to own while Jared Sullinger (foot) and Kelly Olynyk (ankle) are both out of commission, but his role may soon dwindle with Olynyk nearing a return. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:44 pm
    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) sits out again Sunday
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) didn't play on Sunday, as expected.

      Advice: This makes 17 straight DNPs for Olynyk, whose next chance to return comes in Cleveland on Tuesday. He has intriguing rest-of-season upside in Boston's frontcourt, but first he'll need to regain his conditioning after such a long layoff. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:42 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge scores 26 with 15 boards
      LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points with 15 boards and two assists in Sunday's 110-99 win over the Kings.

      Advice: He did go just 9-of-25 from the field and missed all three of his attempts from beyond the arc, but his owners won't be complaining about this line. Aldridge is coming off a 29-point, 16-board performance vs. the Thunder on Friday, and he is going to continue to be a beast as long his troublesome thumbs don't cause him any problems. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:35 pm
    • Update: JaVale McGee buyout now 'unlikely'
      JaVale McGee denied knowing about buyout talks with the 76ers, and sources now consider a buyout "unlikely."

      Advice: "Not on my part, it’s not true," McGee said, referring to a report that he was in "active talks" with Philly. "I don’t know. They might be talking to somebody. I know nothing about it." A buyout would have to be completed by midnight for another team to acquire him for the playoffs, so the clock is ticking. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 3:50 pm
    • Nerlens Noel (quad, calf) will start Sunday
      Nerlens Noel (sore quad and calf) is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: Noel is coming into this game with averages of 10.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game over the month of February. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:30 pm
    • Noel (quad, calf) will try to play on Sunday
      Nerlens Noel (sore quad and calf) will attempt to give it a go for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: It appears that Noel is going to play, so Thomas Robinson won't be quite as an attractive option in daily leagues on Sunday. Noel will draw a difficult matchup against Indiana, but he's still worth deploying coming in with averages of 10.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game during the month of February. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:58 pm
    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) likely will not play Sun
      Celtics' head coach Brad Stevens said that Kelly Olynyk (ankle) "probably won't play" Sunday vs. the Warriors.

      Advice: Stevens added that even if Olynyk is available on Sunday, it's unlikely he will leave the bench, so it's probably safe to leave Olynyk on your bench today. Tyler Zeller, Brandon Bass, and Jonas Jerebko will remain the primary beneficiaries with Olynyk sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:27 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) out Sunday vs. POR
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle, hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: This will be Cousins second consecutive game out of the lineup, and Carl Landry will likely again draw the start with Reggie Evans seeing extended minutes off the bench. Rudy Gay is going to be the main man on offense with both Cousins and Darren Collison (hip) unavailable, and he's certainly someone to consider in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against the Trail Blazers. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:10 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) spotted in walking boot
      Taj Gibson (ankle) was spotted in a walking boot following Sunday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: Gibson did not play on Sunday, and we'll be considering him on the doubtful side of questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards. Nikola Mirotic stepped up in a big way on Sunday, scoring 29 points (setting a new career-high), and he's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:09 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • DeAndre Jordan feasts w/ 26 rebounds in win
      DeAndre Jordan went to work against the Bulls on Sunday, hauling in 26 rebounds to go with nine points on 2-of-3 shooting (5-of-12 from the stripe), two steals, two blocks and one turnover through 41 minutes of action.

      Advice: Jordan has been an absolute beast this season with averages of 11.2 points, a league leading 14.2 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game on 72.0 percent shooting from the field. Today was his eighth game of the season with at least 20 rebounds (leads NBA), and he shows no signs of slowing down. He’s also second in the league in total blocks, and he is going to get paid this offseason. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 12:50 pm
    • JaVale McGee and 76ers may pursue buyout
      According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the 76ers and JaVale McGee are in discussions over a buyout.

      Advice: Today is the last day that McGee would be eligible to play in the playoffs on another team if he were to be bought out, so a deal has to happen before midnight. McGee has struggled to stay healthy in the past few seasons, and while he is clearly not in the 76ers' plans, he likely wouldn't have a significant role on almost any team in the NBA. We will continue to follow this story closely, but it is safe to leave McGee on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 10:17 am
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play on Sunday
      Taj Gibson (ankle) will not play on Sunday against the Clippers.

      Advice: He was limping pretty severely when he left Friday's game and he still can't put weight on his ankle which suggests that he will see some more time on the sidelines. Pau Gaol is returning from an illness, so the Bulls should be able to cope without him for a game or two. Nikola Mirotic is loaded with upside, and is worth a look for owners in need of short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 8:17 am
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Nerlens Noel (quad, calf) questionable Sunday
      Nerlens Noel is dealing with a sore quad and calf, and he is considered questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: The 76ers are arguably the most cautious team in the NBA, so it wouldn't be surprising if they err on the side of caution and rest Noel tonight. We should know more closer to tip-off, so owners will have to stay on alert for an update. If Noel does sit, Thomas Robinson will likely be the primary beneficiary and is worth a look in deeper leagues after he scored nine points with nine boards in just 13 minutes vs. the Wizards on Friday. Henry Sims and JaVale McGee could see a bump in minutes as well, though they aren't reliable options in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:26 am
    • Roy Hibbert having a bad start again
      Roy Hibbert made just 36.7 percent from the field in his first four games in the second half, averaging 7.5 points, 6.3 boards and 0.8 blocks in 22.8 minutes.

      Advice: Here we go again. Hibbert took a nosedive in the second half last year and the early indication is that he's on his way to doing it again. Hopefully, this is just the latest episode of Small Sample Size Theater, but Hibbert's owners shouldn't feel confident. He's still worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:18 am
      Injured
    • Nerlens Noel is making strides this season
      Nerlens Noel said that he is blessed to be playing in the NBA after missing the entire 2013-14 season due to a torn ACL in his left knee.

      Advice: "I’ve definitely made strides this season with the speed of the game and I think I’m just taking it all in," Noel said. "It’s great to finally be here and not just dream about it coming off last season, not playing. I’m blessed and just making sure I’m making the best of this opportunity I have." He has been able to play in 54 out of 58 games for the 76ers this season and hasn't been limited by his knee at all. Noel is boasting averages of 8.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.6 steals in 30.4 minutes per game, and his owners have to be thrilled at his rapidly improving game. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:21 am
    • Nikola Pekovic dealing with pain in his ankle
      Nikola Pekovic's troublesome ankle flared up on him during Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies, and he is expected to be reevaluated on Monday.

      Advice: Not good. Pekovic hasn't exactly been the most durable player in recent years, and it looks like the Wolves were playing with fire when they decided to play him in the second game of a back-to-back set. Pekovic lasted just two minutes in the second half on Saturday, and we would be surprised if he ended up playing against the Clippers on Monday. Gorgui Dieng stands to benefit the most if Pekovic misses time, while rookie Adreian Payne will see a bump in his minutes as well. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:21 pm
    • Brook Lopez scores seven in 15 minutes
      Brook Lopez played just 15 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday with seven points, five rebounds and three fouls.

      Advice: Perhaps he was just being rested because of the second night of a back-to-back set. Lopez didn't look like he hurt anything, so there's no need to be alarmed just yet. His fantasy owners can just keep their eyes peeled for an update. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:23 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng plays 39 minutes vs. Grizzlies
      Gorgui Dieng played 39 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday with 13 points, nine rebounds and two steals.

      Advice: With Nikola Pekovic only getting 12 minutes, Dieng picked up a lot of playing time. We still don't know for sure why, but Dieng has to be owned in all leagues because he is capable of being an early-round guy. If he was dropped, go get him. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:05 pm
    • Nikola Pekovic plays just 12 minutes
      Nikola Pekovic played just 12 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday with one point, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He played less than two minutes in the second half. The first thing to come to mind here is that his ankle isn't feeling great on the second half of a back-to-back set. His fantasy owners knew there was a lot of risk and hopefully the Wolves say it was just scheduled rest or because Marc Gasol destroyed him. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:03 pm
    • Hassan Whiteside grabs 24 boards, scores 14
      Hassan Whiteside matched his career-high 24 boards against the Hawks on Saturday with 14 points and two blocks in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Before his time with the Heat, Whiteside had a grand total of 39 rebounds in his career. Now he has two games with at least 24 boards and continues to be one of the wildest stories of the season. Plus, he's also made at least 60 percent from the field in each of his last two months. How did every team dismiss this guy? Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 7:08 pm
    • Kevin Garnett ejected from Saturday's game
      Kevin Garnett was ejected from Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies after picking up his second technical foul, finishing with six points, three boards, two assists and three steals in 15 minutes.

      Advice: He drew a second technical for slamming the ball down hard, but the Minnesota crowd loved his intensity. Garnett isn't going to have a big role in Minnesota at this point in his career, and with the constant risk of him picking up precautionary DNPs, he isn't worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 6:31 pm
    • All the Spurs are ready to go
      All the Spurs are available to play against the Suns on Saturday.

      Advice: It's a big game against the Suns and fantasy owners of the Spurs can start them like they normally would. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:49 pm
    • Kevin Garnett starting against the Grizzlies
      Kevin Garnett will move back into the starting lineup for Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies, sending Adreian Payne back to the bench.

      Advice: Garnett is going to constantly be at risk of picking up DNPs this this season, especially in away games, making him tough to own outside of the deepest of leagues. It's safe to leave Garnett on the wire, but it certainly is great to see back in Minnesota. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:25 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) doubtful Sunday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is considered doubtful for Sunday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: While he wasn't able to practice on Saturday, he was able to get a few shots up afterwards. Cousins was held out of Friday's game vs. the Spurs, and with the Kings going nowhere in the Western Conference, they will probably err on the side of caution Sunday. Jason Thompson is coming off a double-double and would be worth a look in daily leagues if Cousins sits, while Carl Landry and Reggie Evans will see increased roles as well. Expect another update after shootaround Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:59 pm
    • Kris Humphries will miss Saturday's game
      Kris Humphries (groin) will miss Saturday's game against the Pistons.

      Advice: This will be his second consecutive game out of the lineup. With Humphries out, the Wizards will look to Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin to step up behind Nene and Marcin Gortat. Most owners in fantasy leagues can monitor this situation from the sidelines. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:22 pm
      Injured
    • DeMarcus Cousins doesn't practice on Saturday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) did not practice on Saturday and he is up in the air for Sunday against the Blazers.

      Advice: He tried to play through his ankle sprain from Wednesday and it's apparently costing him playing time. The Kings will likely update Cousins again tomorrow morning, but he should be considered questionable for now. With Cousins out on Friday, Jason Thompson double-doubled and Ben McLemore also stepped up with 21 points. Both should have a similar chance to perform sans DMC. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:01 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) doubtful for Sunday vs. LA
      Taj Gibson (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Clippers on Sunday.

      Advice: He had a limp leaving the arena on Friday night and he's also been dealing with his left ankle issues fro much of this season. The last time he had ankle problems, Gibson needed to miss four games, but of course every injury is different. The Bulls moved Nikola Mirotic back to power forward, which actually led to some bigger production out of Mike Dunleavy. Considering the upside, Mirotic is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 11:13 am
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Kelly Olynyk says ankle is feeling better
      Kelly Olynyk made it through most of practice on Saturday, and while he did say his ankle is feeling better, he wasn't ready to commit to returning to action just yet.

      Advice: He remains questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Warriors, but head coach Brad Stevens said he would not be surprised if Olynyk was available to play. Olynyk should be stashed in most leagues considering Jared Sullinger (foot) is out for the season, while Brandon Bass, Tyler Zeller and Jonas Jerebko will all see their playing time take a hit when Olynyk does return. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 10:18 am
    • Ajinca goes for 24 and eight in win over Heat
      Alexis Ajinca scored a career-high 24 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 9-of-10 shots with eight rebounds and three blocks in just 22 minutes.

      Advice: Ajinca also hit the game's final, deciding shot and he's looking pretty automatic whenever 20-30 mpg clears up. Anthony Davis could be back in the next week or so and Ryan Anderson is about two weeks behind Davis on a timetable. In the meantime, Ajinca should be owned by somebody in your league. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:38 am
    • DeAndre Jordan scores 15 with 22 boards
      DeAndre Jordan grabbed 22 boards against the Grizzlies during an impressive 97-79 win on Friday, adding 15 points with three assists, two steals and three blocks.

      Advice: It was the third time he had a game with at least 15 points, 20 boards and three blocks this season -- the rest of the NBA has three of those games combined (Andre Drummond twice and Nikola Vucevic). Jordan has been a rebounding machine in his last seven, averaging 19.7 boards, 18.4 points, 1.6 steals and 2.1 blocks. It's also worth mentioning he hasn't missed a game since the 2010-11 season. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:20 pm
    • Dieng struggles on Friday vs. Bulls
      Gorgui Dieng was quiet on Friday, scoring four points on 1-of-2 shooting with five rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes.

      Advice: Dieng has hit a rough patch and owners will simply want to get him on the bench. He's a very good buy low candidate if your trade deadline hasn't passed. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:11 pm
    • Bass plays just 20 minutes on Friday
      Brandon Bass played just 20 minutes in Friday's win over the Hornets, scoring eight points on 3-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds and one block.

      Advice: Bass saw his minutes clipped with Jonas Jerebko (16 points, 10 boards) playing so well tonight and that's with no Kelly Olynyk (ankle) around, too. The emergence of Jerebko is a real concern but owners might want to wait a game or two before weighing in on a drop considering Bass has been fairly productive lately. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:45 pm
    • Andre Drummond goes for 21 points, 15 boards
      Andre Drummond scored 21 points with 15 boards, one assist and four blocks against the Knicks on Friday.

      Advice: Lou Amundson gave him the business tonight, so this big line is misleading from a reality standpoint. However, Drummond's numbers since the break are pretty good, averaging 18.5 points, 15.3 boards 1.5 blocks and 0.5 steals on 59.3 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from the line. He's finally rollin' on the stat sheet. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:27 pm
    • Frye hits three treys for 10 points in loss
      Channing Frye hit 3-of-10 shots (3-of-8 from deep) for 10 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks over 24 minutes in Friday's loss to the Hawks.

      Advice: Frye has provided some late-round value over the last week but as you expand the sample he has been a mess for fantasy owners. Feel free to give him a look but he comes with no guarantees at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:11 pm
    • Kevin Love makes just 6-of-19
      Kevin Love made 6-of-19 from the field for 17 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: While he does have a bigger chance to produce, Love actually hasn't really stepped up. He actually made just 3-of-15 from the field in the last game without LeBron James back on Jan. 28. Love hasn't been playing well right now, averaging 16.2 points, 9.8 boards and 2.8 treys in his last five. He's fine, though. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:41 pm
    • Taj Gibson (ankle) out for game on Friday
      Taj Gibson went to the locker room on Friday with an ankle sprain and will not return.

      Advice: He can't seem to shake these ankle sprains. Gibson was all set for a big night tonight and hopefully will return to action soon. If he doesn't it'll be Nikola Mirotic logging major playing time. Considering Miro's upside, he is well worth a speculative add in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:40 pm
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Kevin Garnett out, Adreian Payne will start
      Kevin Garnett will not play against the Bulls on Friday.

      Advice: KG is going to sit out of a lot of road games this season. With him out, Adreian Payne will make his second start and should see around 20-24 minutes. Garnett is not worth owning in most leagues and Payne is a risky plug-and-play guy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:57 pm
    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) questionable for Sunday
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) is questionable to play against the Warriors and is hopeful to practice on Saturday.

      Advice: He's been out since January and is finally getting closer to a return. The Celtics have been very creative with their frontcourt and coach Brad Stevens has been playing a lot of Jonas Jerebko. "[Jerebko is] not a five in a perfect world but maybe a five in our world," Stevens said. Jae Crowder has also been a stretch four a ton and has benefitted the most in the past couple. Olynyk is worth stashing in most leagues now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:55 pm
    • Kris Humphries (groin) out Friday vs. 76ers
      Kris Humphries (groin) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: With Humphries unavailable there will be more minutes for Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden, although that doesn't mean much in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:38 pm
      Injured
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) ruled out for Friday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

      Advice: That's a lot of offense to replace with Boogie posting a ridiculous 37.3 usage rate since George Karl took over. Plus, he's on pace to have the highest usage rate for a center in a season ever (among qualifiers for minutes per game). With Boogie out, the Kings are likely going to give his minutes to a combination of Carl Landry, Reggie Evans and Jason Thompson. However, Rudy Gay will likely be very busy tonight and Ben McLemore will also try to build off his 16-point game from Wednesday. Gay will also play a lot of PF, so there are more minutes for Omri Casspi. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 1:15 pm
    • Kevin Garnett (rest) questionable for Friday
      Kevin Garnett is uncertain whether he will be able to give it a go for Friday's matchup with the Bulls.

      Advice: The Timberwolves play at Chicago on Friday, and then return to Minnesota for a home game vs. Memphis on Saturday. When Garnett was asked directly about his status for tonight's game he responded: "We'll see, we'll see. If not tonight, definitely tomorrow." We'll consider him on the doubtful side of questionable for tonight's game. If he does sit, Gorgui Dieng will have an opportunity to start. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:09 am
    • Kris Humphries (groin) misses shootaround
      Kris Humphries (left groin) did not participate during Friday morning's shootaround.

      Advice: It's looking doubtful that Humphries will be able to suit up for Friday's matchup with the 76ers, so there will be more minutes to go around for guys like Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden. However, neither Seraphin nor Gooden can be considering a viable option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:16 am
      Injured
    • Karl wants Cousins to cut down on the TOs
      Kings' head coach George Karl would like DeMarcus Cousins to cut down on the turnovers.

      Advice: "I talked to [DeMarcus] about his turnovers," Karl said. "He leads the league in turnovers (4.4 per game), and we’d like to challenge him the last 25, 30 games of the season to have much better decision making." Cousins has been careless at times with the ball this season, so it's nice that his coach is challenging him to be better. He’s hitting career-highs in points (23.7), rebounds (12.2), assists (3.3), and blocks (1.7) this season, so a reduction in turnovers could only help his already elite value. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:02 am
    • Serge Ibaka scores 13 with nine boards Thurs.
      Serge Ibaka blocked three shots in Thursday's overtime loss to the Suns, adding 13 points, nine boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

      Advice: He made a huge block at the end of the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime, but it wasn't enough to keep the Suns from rallying in the end. Ibaka has been on a torrid pace since returning from the All-Star break, averaging 18.6 points, 12.2 boards and 3.4 blocks over the last five games. Ibaka and Russell Westbrook have stepped up in a big way in the absence of Kevin Durant (foot), and they are going to continue putting up mind-blowing numbers until KD finally returns. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:02 pm
    • Kevin Love scores 16 points with eight boards
      Kevin Love scored 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting with eight boards in Thursday's win over the Warriors, adding one assist and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: The low shot attempts probably had something to do with LeBron James going off for 42 points, but the good news is that he kept up his torrid pace from beyond the arc. Love has now averaged 4.3 3-pointers over his last three games which has opened up driving lanes for LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Love may see an increased role on offense in Indiana Friday with Kyrie Irving nursing a shoulder injury, so owners in daily leagues should take that into consideration. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:55 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge plays, struggles Wednesday
      LaMarcus Aldridge played through his thumb injury on Wednesday after sitting out Sunday, and had 11 points and 13 rebounds.

      Advice: That's the good news. The bad news is he hit just 5-of-19 shots and now has a pair of bad thumbs to deal with the rest of the way. But as long as he's playing for the Blazers, he should be in your lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:05 am
    • LaMarcus Aldridge returned to action on Wednesday February 25. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:29 pm
    • DeAndre Jordan keeps up beast-like lines
      DeAndre Jordan was up to his usual tricks against the Rockets on Wednesday with 22 points, 19 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 38 minutes.

      Advice: That's six consecutive games with at least 15 boards, averaging 19.0 points, 19.3 boards, 1.5 steals and 2.0 blocks on 69.0 percent from the field in that span. Jordan is just the fifth player to have 15 or more boards in at least six games since 2009-10 (Anderson Varejao, Kevin Love, Dwight Howard and Kris Humphries). He's an absolute monster around the basket. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:27 pm
    • Ed Davis just misses double-double
      Ed Davis came off the bench for 12 points, nine boards, a steal and three blocks on 6-of-8 shooting in 28 minutes in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: Davis is kind of hot right now, averaging 9.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals, 2.0 blocks and is shooting 64 percent in 25 minutes over his last five games. And that makes him worth owning, especially if you're trying to squeeze some juice out of a guy like Al-Farouq Aminu. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:49 pm
    • Alexis Ajinca plays just 18 minutes in win
      Alexis Ajinca came off the bench and played just 18 minutes on Wednesday, but still had 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks on 4-of-6 shooting.

      Advice: The minutes don't make a lot of sense, but guys like Quincy Pondexter and Dante Cunningham played well in this one. Any time Anthony Davis is out, Ajinca still qualifies as an interesting sleeper pick. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:12 pm
    • Bro-Lo crushing Mason Plumlee right now
      Brook Lopez came off the bench again and had 15 points, seven rebounds and four blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Mason Plumlee disappeared tonight and has done so in two of his last three games, so maybe the Nets are getting close to giving Bro-Lo his job back. Then again, they're the Nets, so who knows? Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:53 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng quiet in 25 minutes
      Gorgui Dieng came off the bench for six points, seven rebounds, a steal and zero blocks in 25 minutes on Wednesday.

      Advice: Kevin Garnett started after Adriean Payne got the call in the last game, while Nikola Pekovic continues to play as many minutes as he can handle until his feet fall off. And all it really means is that the Wolves still won't sniff the playoffs, and Dieng won't be nearly as fun to own as he should be. Dieng is still worth owning, of course, but is far less reliable than he should be at this point in his career. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:22 pm
    • Throwback: KG quiet in start for Wolves
      Just like the old days, Kevin Garnett started at power forward for Minnesota on Wednesday, but had just five points and eight rebounds in 19 minutes.

      Advice: He did add two assists, a steal and two blocks on 2-of-7 shooting, but the only thing the likes of KG, Adreian Payne and Nikola Pekovic seem to be doing is ruining the fantasy value of Gorgui Dieng. Then again, the Wolves blew out the Wizards, so maybe Flip Saunders knows something we don't. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:13 pm
    • Zaza Pachulia plays 19 minutes on Wed
      Zaza Pachulia played 19 minutes on Wednesday against the 76ers with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: He saw a big increase from his six minutes on Monday, but he played a lot less than John Henson. Considering how well Henson played tonight, it's hard to be encouraged by Pachulia. Fantasy owners in most leagues will want to keep Pachulia on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:55 pm
    • Hassan Whiteside plays well in overtime win
      Hassan Whiteside had 15 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in Wednesday's overtime win.

      Advice: He was helped out a bit by the extra time, and while he hasn't exploded like a superstar lately, it's hard to complain about anything he's doing. Especially when he was free off the wire for a majority of his owners. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:28 pm
    • Kris Humphries out with strained hammy
      Wizards forward Kris Humphries left Wednesday's game with a strained left hamstring and won't return.

      Advice: He'll be day-to-day, at best, and this could open up some opportunities for Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:22 pm
      Injured
    • Zaza Pachulia starting, John Henson benched
      Zaza Pachulia will start against 76ers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has been coming off the bench, but he'll be back in the starting lineup tonight. Pachulia only played six minutes on Monday and he's basically in a three-way timeshare with John Henson and Miles Plumlee. He can be left on the wire in most leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 4:02 pm
    • Kelly Olynyk (ankle) still out on Wednesday
      Kelly Olynyk (ankle) will not play against the Knicks.

      Advice: Coach Brad Stevens did say KO could be back within a week today. He was expected to be re-evaluated before today and the Celtics should have an update for us soon. With Olynyk out, Brandon Bass will continue to be the primary offensive big man for the Celtics with Tyler Zeller also getting more run. Olynyk is worth a look as a stash in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:44 pm
    • Taj Gibson and Kirk Hinrich expect to play
      Taj Gibson (illness) and Kirk Hinrich (illness) are expected to play on Wednesday vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: Gibson didn't play against the Bucks on Monday and was limited to a stationary bike at practice on Tuesday, so it's probably fair to say that he still isn't 100 percent. That being said, Gibson is a must-start option when he is active and owners can go ahead and pencil him into active lineups for tonight's game. Nikola Mirotic is coming off a double-double during Monday's game but his playing time will take a hit following this news. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:11 am
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Brandon Bass open to returning to Celtics
      Brandon Bass is set to become a free agent in the summer, but said that he is open to returning to the Celtics next season.

      Advice: "If I’m wanted back then yeah, I would want to be back for sure," said Bass. "It’s been a blessing for me to be here four years, to finish out my contract here. I’m excited about that. Hopefully everything will continue to go in a positive direction." Bass has been pressed into a much larger role since Jared Sullinger went down with a season-ending stress fracture in his foot, and while his value will take a hit when Kelly Olynyk (ankle) eventually returns, Bass will probably be worth owning in most leagues for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:24 am
    • Serge Ibaka posts 23 & 10 on 9-of-11 shooting
      Serge Ibaka made 9-of-11 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws vs. Indiana, finishing Tuesday's victory with 23 points, one 3-pointer, 10 rebounds and three blocks in 29 minutes.

      Advice: Ibaka ranks eighth in the league as a roll-man off screens, though his 168 points pale in comparison to category-leader Anthony Davis' 329 points. The Thunder have encouraged Ibaka to bomb away from downtown, resulting in a career-high 1.3 triples per game, but his ability to attack the rim has helped him maintain solid 46.8 percent shooting. That number will only go up after tonight's ultra-efficient display. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:17 pm
    • Kevin Love ties career-high w/ eight triples
      Kevin Love tied his career-high with eight 3-pointers on Tuesday, finishing a road win in Detroit with 24 points, nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and zero turnovers.

      Advice: Kyrie Irving has been cold from the perimeter lately, which makes Love's bombardment even better news for a Cavs team which already dominates the mid-range thanks to LeBron -- they're shooting 46.5 percent when 15-19 feet from the hoop, while the second-ranked Hawks are at 44.8 percent. Love is coming off a solid 16 & 16 performance from Sunday and it appears he's figured out how to "fit in" with his new star-studded team. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:34 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) probable for Wed.
      Updating a previous report, the Trail Blazers are officially listing LaMarcus Aldridge as probable for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

      Advice: All signs are pointing towards Aldridge giving it a go on Wednesday, and his return to the lineup will send Meyers Leonard back to the bench and irrelevancy in standard leagues. Aldridge owns career averages of 20.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game through 28 meetings with the Spurs, so make sure he's on your active roster tomorrow. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:58 pm
    • Kevin Garnett will start Wednesday vs. WAS
      Kevin Garnett will replace Adreian Payne in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: Garnett isn't really capable of playing much more than 20 minutes a game, and with season averages of 6.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, he's not going to be worth owning in most leagues despite the starter tag. He's going to cut into the minutes of Payne and Gorgui Dieng, but Dieng should be able to sustain his value regardless of how he enters the game. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 1:40 pm
    • LaMarcus Aldridge says he will play Wednesday
      LaMarcus Aldridge (right thumb sprain) said that he will play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

      Advice: Aldridge said he had an x-ray and an MRI taken on his right thumb, but both came back negative, and he will be a go for tomorrow's matchup with the Spurs despite being limited during Tuesday's practice. His return to the lineup will send Meyers Leonard back to the bench, so he can be sent back to the wire in just about all leagues. Aldridge said that the thumb injury had been affecting his shot, but it is no longer an issue. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:08 pm
    • Taj Gibson (illness) questionable Wednesday
      Taj Gibson (illness) was limited to riding a stationary bike during Tuesday's practice, but head coach Tom Thibodeau sounded optimistic about Gibson being able to play Wednesday vs. Charlotte.

      Advice: We'll be considering Gibson questionable for Wednesday's game, but if he is able to return, he'll hurt the value of Nikola Mirotic. Check back for an official update on Gibson's status closer to Wednesday's tip. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:27 am
      Injured
      5:00 pm vs OKC
    • Spurs searching for answers after loss in UTA
      Tim Duncan scored 14 points on 7-of-14 shooting with 10 rebounds and three blocks, and along with Kawhi Leonard he was the only Spurs player with a passable line in Monday's loss to the Jazz.

      Advice: Leonard wasn't great but he did manage eight points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block in his 25 minutes. Everywhere else fantasy owners probably reached for a trash can to hurl into, and this represents a buy low window for the whole lot of them. People have been counting out the Spurs for well over a decade. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:15 pm
    • Bass taking advantage of new opportunity
      Brandon Bass scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with six rebounds, three assists and two steals in Monday's win over the Suns.

      Advice: Bass is probably going to be a bit more inconsistent when Kelly Olynyk eventually returns, but he'll probably be worth owning for the rest of the year. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:46 pm
    • Ajinca scores 16 points with nine rebounds
      Alexis Ajinca scored 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Raptors.

      Advice: Ajinca has done surprisingly well when pressed into action for Anthony Davis or Ryan Anderson this season. And with the way those two guys are holding up these days, it's possible this current window of productivity gets extended throughout the year -- particularly if and when the Pelicans fall out of the playoff chase. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:12 pm
    • Valanciunas goes for 17 and 14 in loss to NO
      Jonas Valanciunas teed off on the Pelicans' depleted frontcourt on Monday, scoring 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting (7-of-10 FTs) with 14 rebounds, two steals and one block.

      Advice: Valanciunas could easily be a post-hype All Star next season as he's playing a round or two below his ADP but doing so in just 26.4 mpg on the year. If he can ever gain Dwane Casey's trust on the defensive end, he has easy early round upside. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:03 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng puts up decent numbers off bench
      Gorgui Dieng played 27 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Rockets with seven points, 14 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He is probably going to stick in a bench role because the Wolves are extremely shorthanded. Only eight players logged more than five minutes tonight, so there will be plenty of chances for Dieng. Now that coach Flip Saunders is playing him next to Nikola Pekovic, Dieng is a must-start player. Pek had 16 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 34 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:08 pm
    • Pachulia plays six minutes against Chicago
      Zaza Pachulia played just six minutes on Monday against the Bulls.

      Advice: Pachulia missed all three of his shots and had just one rebound and one assist to his credit. Yes, the Bucks found themselves in a blowout loss against a vastly superior team, but Pachulia's already teetering deep league value took a major blow tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:42 pm
    • JaVale McGee doesn't want buyout from Sixers
      JaVale McGee reiterated that he does not want a buyout from the Sixers.

      Advice: "We are coming into this whole thing with an open mind," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "He is around a bunch of genuine people, coaches that care. That will give him every chance to keep moving and to be as good as he can be." McGee said very bluntly, "I don't want to get bought out. That's not a positive thing." Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:07 am
    • Brandon Bass shoots 7-of-11 in 40 minutes
      Brandon Bass pitched in 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting during Sunday's OT loss to the Lakers, playing 40 minutes in the absence of both Jared Sullinger (foot) and Kelly Olynyk (ankle).

      Advice: He added five rebounds, one assist and two blocks with only one turnover. Olynyk is day-to-day but Sullinger is done for the season with a metatarsal stress fracture, giving Bass a path to sustained low-end value. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect much more than points, rebounds and nice FG and FT percentages from Bass, but he's worth scooping off the waiver wire in leagues with 12 or more teams. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:49 pm
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