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  • Leandro Barbosa (knee) downplays injury
    Leandro Barbosa (hyperextended knee) wrote after Sunday's game that he "had no serious injury, just a bit of pain."

    Advice: He attempted to continue playing after the hyperextension but the Warriors' training staff wisely pulled him from the game to prevent further injury. It doesn't sound like he'll miss any time, but as a precaution we'll list him as questionable for Tuesday's game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 pm
    Injured
  • Damian Lillard 'fine' after banging knee Sun.
    Damian Lillard banged his knee early in Sunday's game but it didn't limit him, and he wrote afterward that he's "fine."

    Advice: A concerned fan asked him about the injury on Twitter and Lillard replied, "I'm fine thanks." He finished with 12 points, five assists and a career-high nine rebounds, so there's no reason to think he'll miss Monday's game vs. the winless 76ers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Ty Lawson drops 16 assists in overtime win
    Ty Lawson set a new season high with 16 assists in Sunday's overtime win vs. the Lakers, adding 18 points on 5-of-10 FGs and 7-of-10 FTs.

    Advice: This was a foreseeable performance since the Lakers are giving up the most points (112.5) of any team in the league, as well as the third-most assists (25.4). Lawson turned the ball over five times and didn't have any steals, which is easy to overlook when his 18 & 16 double-double gets the headline. The best news might be that he logged 44 minutes and is showing no symptoms of the lingering ankle injury which cost him a game back in early November. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Randy Foye goes scoreless in 11 minutes
    Randy Foye went scoreless for the first time this season on Sunday, missing five field goals (four 3-pointers) and both of his free throw attempts in just 11 minutes.

    Advice: His numbers have been trending in this direction for a while now, as he's topped 20 minutes just once in his past six games and is shooting 40.0 percent on the season. He'll be a deep-league option at best while Ty Lawson, Arron Afflalo and Nate Robinson are all healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Arron Afflalo shoots 5-of-17 in win vs Lakers
    Arron Afflalo logged 42 minutes on Sunday but made only 5-of-17 shots to finish with 15 points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: He made one 3-pointer and hit 4-of-4 free throws down the stretch, which helped take the sting out of his lousy shooting performance. As usual, Afflalo is a solid source of points (17.6) and triples (2.4), while failing to contribute many rebounds (3.4), assists (1.8), steals (0.4) or blocks (0.2). Despite the gaps in his fantasy game, he's returning top-120 value while playing heavy minutes in the Nuggets' chaotic rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Wes Johnson has 12 boards w/ extras vs. DEN
    Wesley Johnson came alive late in Sunday's game, finishing with seven points, a season-high 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks in 42 minutes of action.

    Advice: Johnson didn't make any 3-pointers, which is a mild disappointment, but he posterized Danilo Gallinari on a late dunk and his rebound total was more than double his previous season-high. The bad news is that Johnson hasn't cracked double-digit points or made a single 3-pointer in six games -- until he gets going offensively, he's only worth owning in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (back) has 17 points w/ full line
    Jeremy Lin (back) wasn't limited in Sunday's disappointing loss to Denver, scoring 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting with three rebounds, five assists, two steals and three turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Lin missed Saturday's practice as a precaution but his status was never truly in doubt, and he'll get a few extra days of rest before Wednesday's game vs. the red-hot Grizzlies. After a slow start to the season, Lin has steadily improved over the past four games, averaging 13.3 points on 60.5 percent shooting, with 2.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.3 steals. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb shoots 0-of-6 vs. Warriors
    Jeremy Lamb never got going in 12 minutes off the bench on Sunday, missing all six of his field goal attempts to finish with five points on 5-of-5 free throws.

    Advice: He added one board and one assist without any defensive stats, and this disappearing act is precisely why he's so frustrating to own in fantasy leagues. His big games are scattered among many more duds, and he's only worth attention in deep leagues while guys like Andre Roberson, Anthony Morrow and Lance Thomas are healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:08 pm
  • Nick Calathes returns from 20-game suspension
    Grizzlies PG Nick Calathes played eight minutes in his season debut on Sunday, having served his 20-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy.

    Advice: Calathes entered to an ovation from the home crowd in Memphis, but finished scoreless with just one rebound to his credit. He and Beno Udrih (11 points, five assists in 20 minutes) will compete for backup PG minutes behind Mike Conley, but right now Udrih is the guy to own in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:21 pm
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) iffy to return Mon.
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) went through Sunday's practice but he remains questionable to play vs. the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: This is nothing new for Rose's fantasy owners as he's been a perpetual game-time decision all season. He doesn't want to return until he's completely healthy, which is both understandable and frustrating, as his participation in practice doesn't usually mean much. Check back closer to Monday's tip-off for the final word on his status. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:53 pm
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Uta
  • Lance Stephenson fills it up in tough defeat
    Lance Stephenson made 7-of-14 shots in Sunday's heartbreaking loss in Miami, finishing with 17 points, one 3-pointer, six rebounds, five assists and one steal.

    Advice: Sir Lancelot has shot better than 50 percent from the field just once in 14 games this season. He's hurting fantasy owners with 38.1 percent FGs and 64.3 percent FTs, as well as middling defensive stats -- 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocks. On the other hand, he's a nightly triple-double threat and is slowly figuring out how to succeed in the Hornets offense, so things should only improve as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:46 pm
  • Mario Chalmers drops 20 & 10 in thrilling win
    Mario Chalmers continued to shine in a lead role on Sunday, posting 20 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and one block in 38 minutes vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Kemba Walker's defense is porous and Chalmers wisely attacked the Charlotte defense all night long, resulting in a 9-of-10 mark at the FT line. The return of Dwyane Wade (hamstring) and Norris Cole (finger) will inevitably cut into Chalmers' production, but he's playing too well to drop off very much. In four starts this year he's averaged 19.3 points, 1.3 triples, 2.8 boards, 5.3 assists and 1.8 steals, while making 55.3 percent of his shots. Nasty. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:43 pm
  • Wes Matthews held to 10 points vs. Celtics
    Wesley Matthews barely avoided his first single-digit scoring game of the season vs. the Celtics on Sunday, making 4-of-7 field goals with two 3-pointers for 10 points.

    Advice: Credit is due to Avery Bradley's defense, as he never let Matthews find his comfort zone on the perimeter -- a whopping 61.5 percent of Matthews' shots come from downtown, so it's hard for him to get going if he's not taking volume 3-pointers and getting to the FT line. He chipped in five boards, three assists and one steal to round out a quiet but efficient line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:29 pm
  • Damian Lillard snares career-high nine boards
    Damian Lillard secured a career-high nine rebounds on Sunday, adding 12 points, two 3-pointers, five assists and four steals in a six-point road win in Boston.

    Advice: It wasn't a perfect night for Lillard's fantasy owners, as he was also 4-of-14 from the field with five turnovers, but we'll live with that result against Rajon Rondo's defense. Lillard has been sensational through the Blazers' first 13 games, and he looks like a steal for lucky fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:27 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa sprains knee, won't return
    Leandro Barbosa suffered a sprained right knee during Sunday's game, and he will not return.

    Advice: Barbosa didn't immediately leave the game, staying in to shoot free throws and play a few possessions, but he was ruled out upon further examination. Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala should get more playing time in his absence, but fantasy owners should consider him questionable to play Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:06 pm
    Injured
  • Nick Calathes' suspension over, activated Sun
    Nick Calathes' has served his 13-game suspension and will be available to play Sunday vs. the Clippers, sending Jordan Adams to the inactives list.

    Advice: Head coach David Joerger said that he'll be bringing Calathes back slowly, so there's not much upside here. He'll serve as a third-string point guard, playing behind Mike Conley and Beno Udrih, so he can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:08 pm
  • Norris Cole (finger) out Sunday vs. Charlotte
    Norris Cole (finger) will not play Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Chalmers will draw the start at point guard tonight with Cole sidelined, and he has a favorable matchup vs. the Hornets. Shannon Brown will likely draw another start at shooting guard, and Shabazz Napier will also get some additional run off the bench. Chalmers is looking like a must-start guy for Sunday, and Napier is coming off two solid games making him an attractive plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Brown logged 36 minutes in his last outing, but was only able to turn in seven points and two assists, making him a risky daily league option. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:28 pm
    Injured
  • Butler wants Rose to be healthy for playoffs
    Jimmy Butler wants Derrick Rose to be 100 percent healthy for a deep playoff run this season.

    Advice: "Man, [Rose’s] head is in the same place all of our heads are in, and that’s wanting to win a championship," Butler said. "That’s what he’s getting ready for. That’s what we’re getting ready for. We want him to be 100 percent – not 99 – because you come back too early and you’re risking another injury. He’s fine. He’s our leader, and he knows what he’s doing." Owners of Rose will want to have the aspirin nearby this season, as he's bound for plenty of random rest days, and very late game-time decisions. Rose has been more risk than reward this season, and all owners can do is hope he has a strong second half. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:15 pm
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Uta
  • Rodney Stuckey (wrist) questionable for Mon.
    Rodney Stuckey (sprained left wrist) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Dallas.

    Advice: The injury is to his non-shooting hand, so there's the positive in this situation. Stuckey just hasn't been able to stay healthy this season, and is currently averaging just 10.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game on 38.2 percent shooting from the field. Stuckey will have plenty of opportunity when he's finally able to play, but right now, he doesn't look to be worth owning in standard leagues. If he's unable to go, Donald Sloan will continue to get all the minutes he can handle. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:47 pm
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Patrick Beverley (hamstring) questionable Mon
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) did not practice on Sunday and is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: For what it's worth, Beverley said that he would suit up for Monday's game, but we'd like an official update from the Rockets before we say he's a go. If Beverley is unable to go, Isaiah Canaan would draw the start, and he'd make for a nice low-end plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Check back for an official update on Beverley's status as we draw closer to Monday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:20 pm
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Jeremy Lin (back) will play Sunday vs. Denver
    Jeremy Lin said that his back is fine and he will suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: The injury was never considered serious, so go ahead and get him in your lineups. Lin is not getting a lot of FGA this year playing next to Kobe Bryant, averaging just 8.0 attempts per game to go with 11.8 points, 4.8 assists, 1.1 three-pointers, and a career-worst 0.8 steals. He's not a must-start guy on a nightly basis, but as the only true starting-caliber point guard in LA, he's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:00 pm
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) will be GTD Monday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) will practice on Sunday, but he remains a game-time decision for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: It's a constant guessing game with Rose, so owners will want to check back closer to Monday's tip for an official update on his status. With both Rose and Kirk Hinrich (chest) headed for game-time decisions on Monday, Aaron Brooks could be in for a big game, although Brooks has failed to capitalize on the increased opportunity a couple times this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:25 am
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Uta
  • Celtics assign James Young to D-League
    The Celtics have re-assigned rookie James Young to their D-League affiliate.

    Advice: Young will get some playing time with the Red Claws that he wouldn't get in Boston, but he'll likely rejoin the Celtics in a matter of days. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:48 am
  • Xavier Henry struggles to regain explosion
    Lakers coach Byron Scott isn't sure that Xavier Henry will regain his former explosive athleticism following right knee surgery.

    Advice: "I loved his athleticism and the fact that he could attack the basket," Scott said. "His relentlessness to attack the basket contributed to the injuries as well." Henry said that he can already move "better and quicker" at this stage in his recovery, and he doesn't plan to change his game, but fantasy owners can watch his development from afar -- he's averaging under 10 minutes per game and recently had a stint in the D-League. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:45 am
  • Lance Stephenson slowly adjusting to Hornets
    Hornets coach Steve Clifford said that Lance Stephenson is becoming more comfortable in the team's offense, and "will do more and more things" as the season progresses.

    Advice: "There are so many parts to [Stephenson fitting in]," Clifford said. "It’s him with his teammates. Defensively we’re similar in what we’re doing [to the Pacers], but offensively it’s so different ... [But] he’s better when he’s on the attack, no question about it." Stephenson is averaging 9.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game, but he's shooting just 37.0 percent with 0.5 triples, 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks per game. Fantasy owners should stay patient, as his comfort-level in Charlotte should soon catch up to his talent. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:24 am
  • Lou Williams earns praise for his defense
    Lou Williams poured in a career-high 36 points vs. the Cavaliers on Saturday, but coach Dwane Casey singled out his defense for praise.

    Advice: "Most of all, I'm impressed with Lou's defense," Casey said. "He had a reputation of being a scorer but now he's doing a much better job defensively for us, which allows him to stay in and guard guys like [Dion] Waiters and [Kyrie] Irving and people like that." Anything that keeps Williams on the court is terrific news for fantasy owners -- he's currently averaging 13.4 points, 1.5 threes and 1.3 steals in just 19 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:59 am
  • Otto Porter downplays hamstring injury
    Otto Porter said that his hamstring injury is minor and may be the result of dehydration and fatigue, but he remains questionable to practice on Monday.

    Advice: "Just a lot of soreness [on Saturday]," said Porter. "I didn’t want to make it into a big injury ... I’ve been through injuries before so I knew from the start it wasn’t nothing serious." Paul Pierce and Rasual Butler both picked up more minutes in Porter's absence but it sounds like he may return to the lineup for Tuesday's home game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:11 am
    Injured
  • Kawhi Leonard goes for 21 and nine in win
    Kawhi Leonard played 36 minutes against the Nets during a 99-87 win on Saturday with 21 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: He is playing through some blurry vision right now and made just 9-of-19 from the field. Leonard is starting to fill it up in several fantasy categories and he will be a monster once his vision gets corrected. He should be viewed as a top-20 fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:55 pm
  • Sergey Karasev returned to action on Saturday November 22. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:51 pm
  • Danny Green drops 25 on 105.0 eFG%
    Danny Green kept his momentum going on Saturday against the Nets with 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, three blocks and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's good for a 105.0 effective field goal percentage. Green is money in fantasy leagues and he has seven blocks in his last two games. There's no reason why he should be on any waiver wires. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:50 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 20 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 points against the Wizards during a 111-100 loss on Saturday, adding four rebounds, five assists, three steals and two turnovers.

    Advice: He made all eight shots from the line and was 6-of-11 from the field in the loss. Antetokounmpo has started to get into a groove on the offensive end and his discovery of the one-dribble drive has gone a long way to help his shooting percentages. He's worth owning in standard leagues, but most of value will likely lie in March and April. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:28 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams can't score vs. NYK
    Michael Carter-Williams made 4-of-13 from the field for nine points against the Knicks on Saturday to go with four rebounds, one assist and four turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Yikes. He is really struggling with his shot and there were about five shots that wouldn't have gone in with a rim two times the normal size. There's really no chance he is going to improve on his shooting this season, but the accounting stats will be there. Carter-Williams will really have to fill it up to be a top-60 guy. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:47 pm
  • Mario Chalmers scores 24 with eight dimes
    Mario Chalmers was in total control of the offense against the Magic on Saturday, making 10-of-16 from the field for 24 points with five rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: His defense wasn't as bad as usual in this game either. Chalmers' ability to play both guard spots has been huge for the Heat right now and he'll certainly earn his minutes even when Dwyane Wade (hamstring) is back, especially because Wade's minutes will be monitored. Chalmers should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:47 pm
  • Pat Beverley (hamstring) expects to play Mon.
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) expects to play vs. the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: Beverley tweaked his hamstring while running after a loose rebound in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game. He briefly returned but later admitted that it was smarter to "play it safe," to avoid turning a minor tweak into a serious injury. Fantasy owners should anticipate having Bev available while checking for confirmation on Monday. He finished Saturday with a season-high 20 points, a career-high six 3-pointers, five rebounds and two steals. He's been feeling it over his last several games, scoring in double figures in five straight while playing great defense. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:36 pm
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Lou Williams drops career-high 36 vs. Cavs
    Lou Williams was unstoppable vs. the Cavs on Saturday, setting a new career-high with 36 points (9-of-19 FGs, 15-of-15 FTs) on Saturday, adding three 3-pointers, four rebounds and three steals in just 29 minutes.

    Advice: He made 9-of-9 free throws in his first nine minutes alone, and this is an extreme example of the instant offense that Toronto was hoping he'd provide when they traded for him this summer. His 18-20 minute bench role isn't well-suited to sustainable fantasy value, unfortunately, and he's likely to remain an unsteady option in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:49 pm
  • Patrick Beverley returns after injury scare
    Patrick Beverley left during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game with an apparent leg injury, but he was able to return in the final minutes.

    Advice: Beverley was on fire prior to his exit, scoring 20 points with a career-high six 3-pointers, five rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes. Isaiah Canaan has proven to be a capable backup PG and he'll take the reins if Beverley can't play vs. the Knicks on Monday, but for now it looks like he will. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:21 pm
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Rodney Stuckey exits w/ sprained left wrist
    Rodney Stuckey sprained his left wrist after tripping over a photographer on Saturday, and he will not return.

    Advice: Stuckey is already struggling with his conditioning after missing time due to a foot injury, and we can only hope that this injury doesn't cost him any more time. X-rays were negative and we're considering him questionable for Monday's road game in Dallas -- with C.J. Watson (foot) and George Hill (ankle) already ruled out, Donald Sloan may need to once again log 40+ minutes if Stuckey doesn't suit up. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:08 pm
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Otto Porter will not play on Saturday night
    Otto Porter will not play on Saturday night due to a left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: He actually had some major hamstring issues in 2013 summer league, but that was to his right hamstring. Paul Pierce will play a little more while the Wizards could also use Bradley Beal at small forward off the bench as well. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:40 pm
    Injured
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo back as Bucks starter
    Giannis Antetokounmpo will return to Milwaukee's starting lineup on Saturday, sending Jerryd Bayless to the bench.

    Advice: Jason Kidd unexpectedly benched Antetokounmpo on Friday, playing him 15 minutes in a blowout defeat vs. the Raptors. Giannis may still be dealing with a minor ankle injury but he's worth deploying now that he's reclaimed his spot in the Bucks' starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:58 pm
  • Norris Cole (finger) will not play vs. Magic
    Norris Cole (finger) will not play against the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: It's going to be Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier handling the minutes at point guard tonight. With Chalmers logging more minutes at point guard, Shannon Brown will also be getting more run. The Heat have no been playing James Ennis at shooting guard much, so he doesn't benefit much. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:42 pm
    Injured
  • Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer skip practice
    Jeremy Lin (back) and Carlos Boozer (shoulder) skipped practice on Saturday.

    Advice: The injuries are not considered serious and both players are probable for Sunday's game. Lin did have to battle two different bouts with back pain last season and it did cost him some game action, so this isn't nothing. The Lakers cannot afford for Lin to go down and would be down to Ronnie Price and Jordan Clarkson. Neither player are worth a grab at this juncture and we'll give Lin the benefit of the doubt for now. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:23 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard still has foggy vision
    Kawhi Leonard said he still has foggy vision and is sensitive to light.

    Advice: "There’s really nothing I can do about it," Leonard said. "I just have to play through it." He added that in an extreme case he could have to deal with it throughout the season. Even with the vision issues, Leonard has still been a top-30 guy in the past two weeks, so his fantasy owners shouldn't panic with this news. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:31 am
  • Norris Cole (finger) doubtful for Saturday
    Norris Cole (finger) is doubtful to play vs. the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: The original diagnosis of a dislocated finger hasn't been changed, but owners should prepare to be without him for at least one game. "He's still splinted," said Erik Spoelstra, "but it could turn into a playable splint." Shabazz Napier's playing time gets a big boost with this news, and he'll likely start alongside Mario Chalmers in the backcourt if Cole doesn't play. Napier is worth a look as a temporary option at PG. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:57 am
    Injured
  • Bulls consider adding PG in Rose's absence
    The Bulls have considered signing another point guard if Derrick Rose (hamstring) isn't ready to return for Monday's game.

    Advice: Free agents Will Bynum and Mike James are both possibilities as Chicago patches over backcourt injuries to Rose and Kirk Hinrich (bruised chest/ribs). Neither Bynum nor James would have fantasy appeal even if they do get picked up. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:22 am
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Uta
  • Damian Lillard scores 21 points on 100.0 eFG%
    Damian Lillard torched the Bulls for his best game of the season during Friday's 105-87 win, making 7-of-9 from the field for 21 points with six rebounds, nine assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in just 26 minutes.

    Advice: That's good for a 100.0 effective field goal percentage. Lillard is playing some of the best ball of his life in his last five with a true shooting percentage of 73.6, a usage of 28.8 and an offensive efficiency rating of 117.9. Those advanced stats translate to averages of 25.8 points, 4.8 boards, 8.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 4.0 triples. He's been a top-three player over the past two weeks in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:33 pm
  • Lin gets on track during blowout loss
    Jeremy Lin got on track during the Lakers' blowout loss to the Mavs on Friday, scoring 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, five assists, two threes and a block.

    Advice: Like many of the games tonight, this one was not one to evaluate as the Lakers lost by 34 points. Jordan Hill kept things rolling with 16 points on 7-of-7 shooting, 10 boards, a steal and a block, and Kobe Bryant hit just 6-of-22 shots with a full line and what else is new. Nick Young was quiet with five points and two assists, and Ed Davis was too with only four points and three boards in 12 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:55 pm
  • Danny Green fills the stat sheet vs. Wolves
    Danny Green filled the stat sheet against the Wolves on Friday with 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal, four blocks and four 3-pointers during a 121-92 win.

    Advice: He made 6-of-9 from the field and both free throws for one of the biggest stat lines of the night. Fantasy owners tend to focus on points too much, but Green has put up top-60 value on the season. He's worth owning in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:04 pm
  • Antetokounmpo (ankle) plays 15 minutes
    Giannis Antetokounmpo's status for Friday's game was all over the board, but he eventually decided to suit up and finished with seven points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 15 minutes.

    Advice: The Bucks got the snot beat out of them by the Raptors and in the grand scheme of things it probably would have been better for him to sit. We've been telling you he's a must-own player and that really shouldn't change based on a minor ankle injury, so if you buy into that you probably want to stay the course. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:57 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams has a typical line
    Michael Carter-Williams had a typical line against the Suns on Friday, making 6-of-18 from the field and 6-of-11 from the line for 18 points with six rebounds, six assists, one steal, five turnovers and no turnovers.

    Advice: He is going to get his points, rebounds, assists and steals, but the turnovers and weak percentages are really going to hurt him in standard leagues. Carter-Williams gets a great matchup on Saturday against the Knicks, who rank last in the Eastern Conference in defensive efficiency. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:19 pm
  • Update: Giannis Antetokounmpo is available
    Updating a previous item, Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is available to play against the Raptors.

    Advice: Just when you thought the Bucks weren't going to do their usual misinformation dance, they go ahead and do it. Coach Jason Kidd is making us miss Larry Drew, which is no small feat. Antetokounmpo might not play, but maybe he plays 47 minutes. Who knows? Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:42 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo out for Friday night
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) will not play against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: Well, it looks like he had some discomfort in his ankle. Antetokounmpo had an ugly ankle roll when he landed on Brandon Knight's foot on Wednesday, but he did play through it. He could miss more time and fantasy owners will want to put him on their benches. Jerryd Bayless will start, but the bigger winners in fantasy may be Jabari Parker and Khris Middleton. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:39 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb moving to the bench
    Jeremy Lamb will move to the bench against the the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: Andre Roberson is back in the starting lineup and isn't expected to play more than 20 minutes, so Lamb should still get some run. He's been far too inconsistent on the season to use in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:25 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo has good chance to play
    Giannis Antetokounmpo "appears to be a go unless he reports some pain after warmups," according to C.F. Gardner of the Journal-Sentinel.

    Advice: When it comes to Bucks players being a game-time decision, we'll take whatever info we can get. Larry Sanders was a game-time decision on Wednesday, but the team didn't announce he was starting until seconds before the actual tip. Antetokounmpo owners will want to check back and might want to bench him unless he's clearly the best option. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:22 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey working on his conditioning
    Rodney Stuckey is working on getting his conditioning back after spending two weeks on the sidelines.

    Advice: "I only played 26 minutes, but it felt like I played 35," Stuckey said after Wednesday's win over the Hornets. "It’s all about getting my legs back underneath me and getting my wind back up. Here within the next week or so I should be back to normal." Stuckey is going to be eased back into the rotation, but with George Hill (knee) and C.J. Watson (foot) out he'll have plenty of opportunity. However, he really doesn't do much aside from score, so he's not necessarily a must-own guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:09 pm
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Nets looking to deal Karasev?
    The Nets could deal Sergey Karasev to the 76ers.

    Advice: He's not playing for the Nets and there's a decent chance he'll get playing time with the 76ers. Karasev is still not very talented, so he would only be a speculative add in a ridiculously deep league. The Nets are hoping to land a trade exception in the deal. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:22 pm
  • Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol & Kirk Hinrich out
    Derrick Rose (hamstring), Pau Gasol (calf) and Kirk Hinrich (chest) are out against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: Rose has been ruled out quickly for each of the last three games and he could miss more time. The Bulls are likely going to manage his minutes upon his return, so fantasy owners shouldn't buy low unless it's at an extremely discount. Aaron Brooks is going to be very busy tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:47 pm
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Uta
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) headed for GTD
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) was a full participant during Friday's shootaround, and is headed for a game-time decision vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: "At shootaround he looked all right," head coach Jason Kidd said of Giannis. "We'll see how he feels in a couple hours." Kidd isn't one to make his lineups readily available, so we likely won't know of Giannis' status until just before tip-off. That being said, things are looking positive for The Greek Freak, but if he were to sit O.J. Mayo would see some increased opportunity. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:58 am
  • Mario Chalmers starts at PG in second half
    Mario Chalmers started at point guard during the second half of Thursday's 110-93 loss to the Clippers, finishing with 13 points, one rebound, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Norris Cole (finger) was unable to return to action following an injury in the first half. Chalmers had a couple really careless turnovers and he's certainly not the most consistent player in the NBA. His minutes seem extremely safe right now and he should be starting in most leagues with Miami banged up. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:24 pm
  • Norris Cole plays better on Saturday
    Norris Cole did not return from his dislocated left middle finger against the Clippers on Thursday, finishing with no points and one assist in 10 minutes.

    Advice: Cole was on the bench after a trip to the locker room, but it seemed clear the team didn't want to put him back out there. The team has yet to share any X-ray results and he might have an MRI coming on Friday. Shabazz Napier would be a deep-league speculative add for now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:41 pm
    Injured
  • Norris Cole goes to the locker room
    Norris Cole suffered a dislocated left middle finger and is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: He is back on the bench and chances are X-rays were negative. If Cole does miss time, rookie Shabazz Napier could be looking at a major bump in minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:04 pm
    Injured
  • Antetokounmpo (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Giannis sprained his ankle during the second overtime of Wednesday's triple OT win over the Nets, but managed to play through it. If The Greek Freak is unable to go, Khris Middleton and O.J. Mayo would be the primary beneficiaries of his absence, with Mayo offering the most upside. Stay tuned for an official update on Giannis' status as we draw closer to Friday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:24 pm
  • Report: Derrick Rose out Thurs., iffy Friday
    Bulls beat writer K.C. Johnson reports that Derrick Rose's absence due to a strained hamstring "will likely extend to next week."

    Advice: Rose ran and tried to loosen his hamstring during Thursday's shootaround, but Tom Thibodeau ruled him out vs. the Kings. He's officially questionable for Friday's game but it doesn't sound likely that he'll take the court until Monday's road game in Utah. Fantasy owners should confirm Rose's status on Friday afternoon. If he sits out again, Kirk Hinrich will start with Aaron Brooks backing him up. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:05 am
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Uta
  • Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol both out Thursday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) and Pau Gasol (calf) have both been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: This is Rose's third consecutive DNP and he's missed seven of Chicago's 12 games to begin the season, despite averaging a conservative 23.5 minutes per game. His hamstring strain was initially described as 'mild' and he was 50-50 to play in this game, though the fact that he was ruled out so early isn't a good sign. Fantasy owners will have to continue playing the guessing game regarding his status for Friday's road game in Portland. Kirk Hinrich will earn another start in his absence, with Aaron Brooks picking up extra minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:35 am
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Uta
  • Lance Stephenson enjoyed revenge game
    Despite the loss to the Pacers on Wednesday, Lance Stephenson said he enjoyed his return to Indianapolis.

    Advice: Stephenson was on triple-double alert against his former team on Wednesday, but Solomon Hill's buzzer beater spoiled his homecoming. "I’m just happy to be back, seeing my old friends," Stephenson said. "We played tough defense but 13 offensive rebounds, that’s what killed us. We’re small; we have to block out." While Stephenson's 37.4 field goal percentage is less than ideal, he's averaging close to a double-double and should be a nightly starter in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:20 am
  • Is Norris Cole on the Heat's trade block?
    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel thinks there is a chance that the Heat trade Norris Cole this season.

    Advice: Coupled with Mario Chalmers' recent strong play, Winderman cites the fact the Heat declined to extend Cole before the October 31 deadline as a reason that Miami might explore a trade. Cole is stuck in a backcourt logjam with Chalmers and rookie Shabazz Napier, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues unless he can separate himself from the pack. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:23 am
    Injured
  • Ty Lawson goes for 15 & 15 in win
    Ty Lawson hit 6-of-13 shots for 15 points, a season-high 15 assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He somehow didn't hit a 3-pointer in either of his last two games, but has now hit double digits in assists in three of his last four games, which were all double-doubles with points. He's rolling right now and is a must-start in any format. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:13 am
  • Jeremy Lin doesn't get his revenge
    Jeremy Lin didn't get his revenge game against the Rockets on Wednesday with three points, four assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers.

    Advice: Patrick Beverley's defense trumps a revenge game almost every time. Lin should be better his next time out, but he did lose some minutes at point guard, which will be worth watching. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:13 am
  • Jeremy Lamb's inconsistency is consistent
    Jeremy Lamb hit just 2-of-5 shots (both 3-pointers) for eight points, two rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: If there's anything consistent about Lamb it's his inconsistency. He's scored 8, 19, 5, 24 and 5 points in each of his last five games and things could get a little dicey now. Sebastian Telfair broke out of a slump tonight, and shooting guard Andre Roberson finally returned from his injury tonight. And once Perry Jones is back from his knee injury, Lamb's productivity could fluctuate even more than it has lately. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:49 pm
  • Patrick Beverley scores 15 points vs. LA
    Patrick Beverley matched his season-high 15 points against the Lakers on Wednesday with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: His triples have been a part of his game this season with 2.3 makes per game on the season. Beverley's steals haven't really come around yet, but they're likely on their way in short order. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:33 pm
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 18 in a win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo made 7-of-11 from the field for 18 points against the Nets during a triple-overtime win on Wednesday, adding 12 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two turnovers in 48 minutes.

    Advice: The Greek Freak did roll his ankle late in this game, but he did play through it and it didn't seem to bother him. He is shooting the ball much better this season and it has a lot to do with his much improved shot selection. Excluding some foul trouble on Tuesday, Antetokounmpo's minutes are way up and he looks to be locked in to the starting lineup. His upside is too high to be left on the wire right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:11 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams quiet in start
    Michael Carter-Williams made his first start of the season on Wednesday but hit just 4-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 11 points, six rebounds, five assists, a steal and four turnovers in a loss to Boston.

    Advice: MCW's downfall is the TOs and poor shooting, and both were on display tonight. He's going to get hot and score a lot of points and fill the stat sheet, but he usually does plenty of harm despite the good things he does in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:51 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey take a lot of shots in return
    Rodney Stuckey returned to the lineup on Wednesday against the Hornets, making 5-of-13 from the field for 11 points with two rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He played mostly shooting guard and continues to turn in a high usage rate. Stuckey logged only 13.3 minutes per game, but now he's likely going to stay in the mid-20 range. Considering he doesn't usually shoot the ball well and doesn't do much outside of scoring, he's not a great player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:46 pm
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Lance Stephenson fills the stat sheet in loss
    Lance Stephenson returned to Indiana on Wednesday night in a losing effort, scoring 10 points with eight rebounds, seven assists and two blocks.

    Advice: It was mostly cheers when he was introduced tonight despite Stephenson thinking he would be booed. He's not shooting the ball well at all this season, but he's almost averaging a double-double with over nine boards per game. Stephenson did play 39 minutes tonight, which is a good sign for his ailing groin injury. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard quietly fills stat sheet
    Kawhi Leonard played 37 minutes and had 12 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals on 4-of-11 shooting in Wednesday's tough win over the Cavs.

    Advice: Leonard's game could have been a lot better had he made some shots and some 3-pointers, but it wasn't bad, either. He's playing at a high level right now and living up to the hype, despite the best efforts of his coach. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:29 pm
  • Status quo: Rose, Pau questionable vs. SAC
    The Bulls have listed Derrick Rose (hamstring) and Pau Gasol (calf) as questionable to face the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: This is pretty much useless because the Bulls will have sat both players with their "probable" status leading up to previous games. We would consider them a little closer to doubtful, but check back for an update on Thursday morning. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:24 pm
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Uta
  • Michael Carter-Williams will start vs. BOS
    Michael Carter-Williams will make his first start of the season against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's played fine off the bench in 29.0 minutes per game, averaging 16.0 points, 6.0 boards, 4.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.3 triples with a 30.7 usage rate. Carter-Williams should be the main guy in the lineup for Philly and should fill the stat sheet in an inefficient manner. Get him in your lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:26 pm
  • MCW and Noel likely to start tonight
    Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel, Henry Sims, Hollis Thompson and Luc Mbah a Moute are likely going to start Wednesday against the Celtics.

    Advice: This is based on Wednesday's shootaround. Tony Wroten will move to the bench, which makes sense because Alexey Shved would be the backup point guard had Wroten been slotted into the SG spot. Carter-Williams has been very active and his owners can expect more out of him in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:36 pm
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring) cleared to practice
    Derrick Rose (hamsting) is expected to participate in practice on Wednesday, while Pau Gasol will be rested.

    Advice: This doesn't mean a lot for Rose's owners, as he will likely be a game-time decision no matter what. If Rose doesn't suit up Thursday, expect Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks to carry the load. If Gasol can't play, then Taj Gibson and Joakim noah will both be in for a big night. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:16 am
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Uta
  • Rodney Stuckey (foot) will play Wednesday
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) will play in Wednesday's game against Charlotte.

    Advice: This is excellent news for the Pacers as they have been ravaged by injuries all season long. It is unclear how many minutes Stuckey will see Wednesday, but he likely be eased into action. He will be worth a flier in deeper leagues while owners in standard leagues should keep a close eye on him. His return could spell trouble for the value of Donald Sloan and A.J. Price but that remains to be seen. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:16 am
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Rodney Stuckey (foot) is probable Wednesday
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) is probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Owners in deep leagues should definitely consider taking a flier on him due to the lack of depth the Pacers have right now with George Hill(knee) and C.J. Watson (ankle) still recovering from injury. Stuckey can put up points in a hurry and though his minutes might be limited at first, he could play a huge role for the Pacers this season. If he does suit up, he will eat into the minutes of Donald Sloan while shattering the value of A.J. Price. Check back before tip-off for the latest updates. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:13 am
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Jeremy Lamb has well-rounded line vs. Utah
    Jeremy Lamb posted a nice all-around line in 36 minutes on Tuesday, scoring 19 points with three 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Lamb has been up-and-down since returning from his back injury on Nov. 7, but he has explosive potential with the Thunder desperately short-handed. He made only five of his 15 shot attempts tonight, but made up for it with a 6-of-6 mark at the FT line. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:36 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo gets into foul trouble
    Giannis Antetokounmpo picked up a few quick fouls defending Carmelo Anthony on Tuesday, which limited him to 13 points and six rebounds in just 18 minutes of action.

    Advice: He was in the starting lineup again, which is a positive development, and it was very encouraging to see him make 7-of-7 free throws -- he's at just 67.7 percent on the season, which is consistent with his rookie year. He has enough upside to be owned in 12-team leagues, but has yet to put it all together in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:48 pm
  • Wes Johnson held to four points in 32 minutes
    Wes Johnson finished Tuesday's game with a mere four points, one rebound, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Johnson has played the second-most minutes of any Lakers player this season, yet he's scored double-digit points just three times and is shooting an abysmal 31.8 percent from the field. Nick Young's return presents yet another challenge to his fantasy value, and owners can confidently leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:09 pm
  • Jeremy Lin bounces back w/ 15 pts, 10 dimes
    Jeremy Lin bounced back from Sunday's scoreless dud, scoring 15 points with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, two steals and a season-high 10 assists in Tuesday's win in Atlanta.

    Advice: Lin is off to a quiet start this season, averaging 11.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting, while attempting only 8.1 shots per game. Those are all the lowest numbers since his rookie season in 2010-11 and owners should strive to be patient, as tonight's game is a timely reminder of his upside as the Lakers' unquestioned starting PG. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:09 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey probable vs Hornets on Weds
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Stuckey has practiced for the last two days, so it's looking more and more likely that he'll suit up against the Hornets. The Pacers will likely keep his minutes in check on Wednesday, but his return to the lineup will cut into Donald Sloan and A.J. Price's fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:26 am
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Kawhi Leonard only plays 20 minutes on Monday
    Kawhi Leonard played just 20 minutes against the 76ers during a 100-75 win on Monday with five points, 11 rebounds, two assists and three steals.

    Advice: He had 10 boards before the halftime and coach Gregg Popovich didn't need his stars in the second half. Leonard has been outstanding since his slow start and he'll get to guard LeBron James in a big matchup on Wednesday night. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:40 pm
  • Danny Green fills the stat sheet on Monday
    Danny Green filled the stat sheet against the 76ers on Monday with 11 points, two rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Like most Spurs, he's capable of putting up very useful fantasy lines without much scoring output. Green is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:32 pm
  • Beverley posts typical low-end line in loss
    Patrick Beverley scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in Monday's blowout loss.

    Advice: Beverley has struggled to stay healthy this year and may have been dropped as a result. He's a top-100 player when he is in the game, and that's hard value to pass up in a 12-team standard format. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:14 pm
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Michael Carter-Williams scores 16 points
    Michael Carter-Williams scored 16 points against the Spurs on Monday with five rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Maybe coach Brett Brown will start him now. Carter-Williams has been as advertised so far this season in three games, averaging 16.0 points, 6.0 boards, 4.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.3 triples on 37.8 percent from the field and 62.5 percent from the line. This is pretty much who he is. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:08 pm
  • Chalmers scores 22 points with five assists
    Mario Chalmers scored a team-high 22 points in Monday's win over the Nets, hitting 5-of-12 shots (11-of-13 FTs) with three rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: This is the type of line owners thought they'd periodically see when he appeared to be the unquestioned starter at point guard over the summer. He's enjoying life without Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng around, and the real question will be in how Erik Spoelstra deploys him not just in terms of position, but in terms of touches when the guys return. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:38 pm
  • Lance Stephenson still dealing with injury
    Lance Stephenson played 30 minutes in a 107-80 loss to the Mavericks on Monday, scoring six points with six rebounds and seven assists.

    Advice: It's pretty clear he's still dealing with his groin issue and he was grimacing throughout this game. Stephenson is going to have to play through it and it might be a while until he's 100 percent. We do expect him to play on Wednesday against the Pacers, his former team. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:37 pm
  • Lawson goes for 24 and 12 in win over Cavs
    Ty Lawson scored 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting (0-for-6 3PTs, 6-of-7 FTs) with one rebound, 12 assists and two steals in Monday's road win over the Cavs.

    Advice: Lawson is beginning to heat up and as long as he can keep the injury bug from biting he should continue to move toward his early round upside. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:10 pm
  • Afflalo scores 23; Lawson hits 24 & 12 in win
    Arron Afflalo scored a season-high 23 points in Monday's win over the Cavs, hitting 8-of-17 shots (including four threes) with four rebounds, three assists and a block in 40 minutes.

    Advice: Afflalo has been able to turn the corner on a harsh start but with the way things are going in Denver -- even after a win over the Cavs on the road -- we're not betting the house on any mid-round upside. A low upside player to begin with in standard formats, he should be owned in all formats while he's hot, nevertheless. Ty Lawson went for 24 and 12 in the win. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:09 pm
  • Foye (knee) plays 10 minutes off the bench
    Randy Foye (knee) played 10 minutes off the bench on Monday with one point and one assist.

    Advice: Foye is reportedly playing through pain and it wouldn't be surprising if he needed some time off. This, of course, would help ease the logjam in the backcourt for the Nuggets. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:29 pm
  • Randy Foye will play on Monday night
    Randy Foye (knee) will play against the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: He missed the last two games and the Nuggets will need him with Nate Robinson unlikely to play. Foye was only playing 22 minutes per game and he probably won't get much more than 24 minutes even with Nate out. He's not really worth owning right now. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:23 pm
  • Rodney Stuckey has a chance to play Wed.
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) has a chance to play on Wednesday against the Hornets.

    Advice: His minutes were held in check before suffering the injury earlier this month. Stuckey was very active while he was on the court, but it's still a little tough to get too excited about him as a fantasy asset. Most owners can take a wait-and-see approach. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:14 am
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Derrick Rose will not play on Monday night
    Derrick Rose (hamstring) will not play against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: This is the second game in a row in which the Bulls won't even make Rose a game-time decision. Rose is doing some work, but he could miss more time. His fantasy owners in weekly leagues have a tough decision on their hands with the only other games coming on a back-to-back set on Thursday and Friday. Jimmy Butler is coming off a career night while Aaron Brooks disappointed on Saturday. Kirk Hinrich also played well on Saturday, which was really his only good game in the starting lineup. For what it's worth, we would bench Rose in just about any scenario. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:01 am
    Injured
    6:00 pm @ Uta
  • MCW coming off the bench again on Monday
    Michael Carter-Williams will come off the bench again on Monday against the Spurs.

    Advice: MCW has come off the bench since he debuted last week, and he'll continue that trend for the time being. We're expecting Carter-Williams to resume his traditional spot in the starting lineup sooner rather than later, and owners should be trotting him out there regardless through the process. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:22 am
  • James Young gets recalled from D-League
    Celtics recall F James Young from the D-League.

    Advice: The first-round pick has done absolutely nothing so far and has a long road ahead to crack on any kind of fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:28 am
  • Arron Afflalo beginning to heat up for Denver
    Arron Afflalo is averaging 17.5 points over his last two games.

    Advice: It's a small sample, but Afflalo is shooting 59 percent from the field and 57.1 percent from behind the 3-point line. AA credits a "mental adjustment" for the difference in his game, and that may have been sparked by Brian Shaw benching him in a recent contest. He shouldn't be on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:09 am
  • Nick Calathes eligible to play Sunday, Nov 23
    Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes is scheduled to return from his season-opening suspension on Sunday, Nov. 23.

    Advice: Calathes was suspended for 20 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, causing him to miss the Grizzlies' final seven games of last year's playoffs. Memphis has been relying on Beno Udrih to support Mike Conley at PG, and it's unlikely Calathes will earn enough minutes to be worth plucking off the waiver wire in any format. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 9:28 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb struggles in defensive battle
    Jeremy Lamb started Sunday's game but finished with only five points on 2-of-5 shooting, one 3-pointer, four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Lamb was coming off a massive game with 24 points and 10 rebounds, but never got going in a defense-dominated loss vs. Houston on Sunday. Solid defensive stats somewhat compensate for Lamb's overall lack of production, but he's been held to single-digit scoring in three of the past four games and is a hit-or-miss fantasy player despite the injury problems in OKC. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 7:57 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (hammy) pesters OKC in win
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) keyed a strong defensive effort vs. the Thunder on Sunday, finishing with 12 points, two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, one assist and two steals in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The Rockets were determined to play Beverley no more than 24 minutes to avoid aggravating his hamstring injury, but he finished just shy of 30 minutes as Houston was fighting tooth and nail to pull out a victory despite shooting 28.8 percent from the field. Bev has been a top-120 value when healthy this season and he's worth owning as long as you don't mind having a PG who averages under 3.0 assists per game. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 7:06 pm
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Mario Chalmers scores 18 points w/ five dimes
    Mario Chalmers finished Sunday's disappointing home loss with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, five assists and one steal.

    Advice: He started at SG in place of Dwyane Wade (hamstring) and played well before fouling out in 35 minutes of action. Chalmers is a must-start fantasy option when Wade is sidelined, but on the season he's been just a 14-team value in 28.4 minutes per game as a reserve. His knack for 3-pointers, assists and steals keeps him viable in all formats and he should slowly improve as he adjusts to a bench role going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 5:53 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will start Sun.
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will return to the starting lineup on Sunday vs. OKC.

    Advice: This means that Isaiah Canaan will head back to the bench, and he can be cut in standard leagues. It's not clear if Beverley will have a restriction on his minutes tonight, but he does have a favorable matchup vs. the Thunder. Beverley is averaging 10.3 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.3 three-pointers on the season, so while he’s not a must-own guy in standard leagues, he’s worth considering. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 2:43 pm
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Mario Chalmers starting on Sunday vs. Bucks
    Mario Chalmers will start in place of Dwyane Wade (hamstring) on Sunday as the Heat take on the Bucks.

    Advice: Chalmers was excellent in his last outing, putting up 23 points and 11 assists over a whopping 40 minutes of action. He'll likely get a similar workload tonight, and should be in all active lineups. James Ennis will head to the bench after playing just six minutes in his start on Friday, and he's not an option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 2:27 pm
  • Arron Afflalo scores 18 points in Denver loss
    Arron Afflalo had another nice outing on Sunday, scoring 18 points to go with four rebounds, three assists, and five 3-pointers over 32 minutes of action.

    Advice: Afflalo has gotten some increased opportunity with Randy Foye (knee) unavailable to question him for minutes, but he really doesn't do much aside from score. He's not going to have the same season in Denver that he had in Orlando last year, but his ability to put up points and hit 3-pointers in bunches makes him worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 1:56 pm
  • Ty Lawson struggles with shot in Denver loss
    Ty Lawson struggled with his shot as the Nuggets lost to the Knicks, scoring 17 points on 6-of-18 shooting (two 3-pointers), to go along with nine assists, two rebounds, and six turnovers.

    Advice: The Nuggets were dominated by the Knicks in this one, and managed to go the entire second quarter with just one make from the field (the make came on a last second buzzer beater from Lawson). Denver has been a mess this year, but Lawson has been the one consistent player, averaging 15.9 points, 7.9 assists, and 0.9 three-pointers per game. Those numbers are a bit down from last year's averages, but perhaps that's because Lawson might still be struggling with his ankle injury. Lawson is a buy-low candidate, but his ankles present some risk. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 1:00 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will play Sunday
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will play on Sunday but will have his minutes limited.

    Advice: The Rockets will likely ease him back into action so he won't be worth using in most leagues. Isaiah Canann will head back to the bench and will be irrelevant unless Beverley goes down with an injury again. Beverley should be considered in standard leagues for his defensive stats and ability to knock down 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 10:03 am
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Randy Foye (knee) will not play Sunday
    Randy Foye (knee) will not play in Sunday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: He missed Friday's game and the writing was on the wall for this one as well. Nate Robinson will be the main beneficiary in his absence, but is only an option in deeper leagues as long as Ty Lawson is active. Foye is listed as questionable for Monday's game and we will update his status as needed. Erick Green is also inactive for the Nuggets on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 8:54 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 28 in win over Brooklyn
    Damian Lillard scored a game-high 28 points against the Nets during a 97-87 win on Saturday, adding five rebounds, 10 assists, four turnovers and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: Well, the slow start is behind him. Lillard is raining treys with 4.0 per game over his last five to go with averages of 24.0 points, 5.2 boards, 8.2 dimes and 1.2 steals. Sure he's had a few easy matchups, but Lillard looks like he's ready to roll as a top-10 fantasy guard. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 11:30 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard plays 40 minutes on Saturday
    Kawhi Leonard played 40 minutes against the Kings on Saturday with 16 points, five rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The line is pretty good, but the minutes are the story here. Leonard has played at least 37 minutes in three of his last five games, averaging 17.4 points, 8.0 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.6 steals, 1.2 triples and 1.4 turnovers on 53.1 percent from the field and 76.5 percent from the line. He's a stud. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 11:27 pm
  • Lance Stephenson drops 16 points on Saturday
    Lance Stephenson scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting in a loss to the Warriors on Saturday, while adding four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He came into the game with a questionable tag due to his ailing groin, but he appeared fine throughout the game. Born Ready did however fail to register a single rebound on the night after he had been one of the league's leading rebounders in the beginning of the season. He will likely bounce back sooner rather than later and owners can continue to deploy him as usual. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 10:27 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard will play on Saturday night
    Kawhi Leonard (eye) will play on Saturday against the Kings.

    Advice: He was medically cleared last night, there is always the fear of coach Gregg Popovic resting guys on a back-to-back. Leonard is on fire over his last three and his fantasy owners aren't concerned about his production anymore. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 6:26 pm
  • Lance Stephenson, Marvin & Neal will dress
    Lance Stephenson (groin), Marvin Williams (knee) and Gary Neal (foot) will dress against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: Stephenson has been dealing with his groin strain for a few days, but was able to play a 38 minutes in a big win at Phoenix on Friday. Fantasy owners can plug last year's leader in triple-doubles into their lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 6:13 pm
  • Stephenson, Neal, Williams & Kemba questionable
    Lance Stephenson (groin), Kemba Walker (back), Marvin Williams (knee) and Gary Neal (foot) are all questionable to face the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: All of these guys played last night and they're probably going to play tonight. Stephenson has looked good with his new team and would be a must-start as long as he's active. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 3:53 pm
  • James Young headed to the D-League
    James Young and Dwight Powell will head to the D-League.

    Advice: Young played four minutes on Wednesday in garbage time, but he's not in the rotation. He'll look to get his offensive game together in Maine with the Red Claws. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 12:59 pm
  • Patrick Beverley now expected to play Sunday
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) is expected to play on Sunday against the Thunder.

    Advice: He went through practice on Saturday for the first time since his aggravating his hamstring strain back on Nov. 6. Isaiah Canaan hasn't really been able to do much in the starting lineup, so his fantasy owners can cut him loose. Beverley has been quiet so far, but he's still someone to consider in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 12:47 pm
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Rodney Stuckey won't play on Sat.
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) will not play against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable earlier today, but getting ruled out before pre-game warmup isn't a good sign. Stuckey was limited before his recent injury, so he's likely going to have his minutes held in check for a week upon his return. A.J. Price will back up Donald Sloan. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 12:14 pm
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Rodney Stuckey (foot) questionable Saturday
    Rodney Stuckey (foot) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game.

    Advice: He has been dealing with foot issues all season, so it would be nice to see him suit up in this one. The Pacers are desperate for depth in their backcourt with C.J. Watson (ankle), and George Hill (knee) still out, so Stuckey could see a lot of minutes if he is healthy. If he can't go, expect Donald Sloan to continue to carry the load for the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 7:25 am
    Injured
    5:30 pm @ Dal
  • Kawhi takes five stitches; will play Saturday
    Kawhi Leonard took five stitches after getting cut under his right eye in Friday's win over the Lakers, and finished with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Leonard was medically cleared to return but the game was already in hand for the Spurs so he watched the rest in the locker room. With all the random stops and starts to his season he hasn't quite performed up to his ADP, but he has looked like a stud and this may be your last chance get your hands on the Claw. We're putting him on the injury report only because of Pop, and Leonard has said that he will play on Saturday against the Kings. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 12:22 am
  • Stephenson plays well; dealing w/ groin issue
    Lance Stephenson played through a groin injury in Friday's win, posting 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting with eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Stephenson told beat writer Rick Bonnell after the game that his groin strain "flairs up intermittently in a way you really can't predict." Bonnell added that "the only treatment would be rest, and Stephenson doesn't care to miss any more games." It's a good news/bad news situation where one can be comfortable with the effort to stay on the floor, and hope he doesn't push too hard or suffer from efficiency issues as a result. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 11:48 pm
  • Lamb posts career-best night with 24 & 10
    Jeremy Lamb scored a career-high 24 points with 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals over a whopping 45 minutes in Friday's overtime loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: Lamb buried four treys and hit 10-of-17 shots on the night, officially throwing his hat into the ring for whatever value remains out on the wing before guys start getting back. A five-game sample of his work shows averages of 34.3 minutes, 13.6 points, 1.4 threes, 6.2 boards and 1.0 steals with a 40 percent mark from the field -- good for late-round value in standard leagues. Those numbers are going to have a hard time holding as time goes on here, so use discretion on a short-term add. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 11:24 pm
  • Carter-Williams posts 13-5-5 line off bench
    Michael Carter-Williams scored 13 points on 4-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with five rebounds, five assists and two steals in 27 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: Carter-Williams is coming along just fine and as long as he stays healthy for Philly he should be in your lineup, too. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 9:54 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard goes to the locker room
    Kawhi Leonard went to the locker room in the fourth quarter of Friday's game.

    Advice: He was in the midst of one of his typical big lines, but had to leave after it looked like he was poked in the eye. Leonard is going to deal with issues in his right eye for the next week or longer, but he's proven he'll be an elite asset. Even with the slow start, Leonard was already putting up top-20 value in standard leagues on a per-game basis. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 9:02 pm
  • Norris Cole has a decent game vs. ATL
    Norris Cole scored six points in a 114-103 loss to the Hawks on Friday with two rebounds, eight assists, four steals and one block in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Shabazz Napier still played 21 minutes off the bench and had four points, one assist and three turnovers. Cole seems like he should be able to keep his minutes in the mid 20s, but Mario Chalmers is the more value asset in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 8:19 pm
    Injured
  • Mario Chalmers scores 23 points w/ 11 dimes
    Mario Chalmers was terrific off the bench on Friday against the Hawks with 23 points, one rebound, 11 assists and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

    Advice: He started the second half and was Miami's best player tonight. Chalmers has been on a bit of a roller coast ride this season, but he's still doing enough to remain owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 8:14 pm
  • Arron Afflalo bounces back after benching
    Arron Afflalo was effective against the Pacers on Friday with 17 points, one rebound, two assists and three 3-pointers on 7-of-11 from the field.

    Advice: He was benched for the entire second half on Wednesday and stepped up with Randy Foye (knee) out tonight. Afflalo isn't going to do much outside of scoring, but the treys should make him worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 7:46 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams heads to locker room
    Michael Carter-Williams went to the locker room on Friday and returned.

    Advice: It is not clear what happened, but he had a slight limp. Carter-Williams also took a shot to his shoulder earlier, but that doesn't appear to be the issue. Tony Wroten would get more run should MCW miss time. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 6:25 pm
  • Stephenson, Williams, Neal all a go on Friday
    Lance Stephenson (groin), Marvin Williams (knee) and Gary Neal (foot) will all play on Friday against the Suns.

    Advice: Get Stephenson back into your lineup unless you have better options. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 4:41 pm
  • Beverley could play Sunday or Monday
    Patrick Beverley could play on Sunday or Monday according to beat writer Jonathan Feigen.

    Advice: This sounds like a bit of guesswork but it's good news that he appears to be close. Isaiah Canaan will once again be irrelevant once Beverley returns. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 4:34 pm
    Injured
    5:00 pm vs NY
  • Michael Carter-Williams off bench again
    Michael Carter-Williams will come off the bench on Friday against the Rockets.

    Advice: He and his entire team were awful, but coach Brett Brown will bring his Rookie of the Year off the bench again. His minutes should still be close to normal, so fantasy owners can use him like they normally would. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 3:41 pm
  • Randy Foye (knee) out Friday vs. the Pacers
    Randy Foye (knee) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Nate Robinson will be the main beneficiary in Foye's absence, but it'll be difficult for him to put up a meaningful stat line playing behind Ty Lawson. Foye's injury seems relatively minor, so we'll be listing him as day-to-day until we get an official update on his status. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 9:49 am
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