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    • Landry Fields (concussion) is out Sunday
      Landry Fields (concussion) will not play on Sunday vs. Denver.

      Advice: This will be his fourth straight game on the sidelines, and he has still not passed his concussion testing. James Johnson has been starting in Fields' absence and is worth a look in all leagues for his ability to rack up blocks and steals. Fields should be cut across the board. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:54 pm
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • J.R. Smith (heel) ruled out vs. Trail Blazers
      J.R. Smith (heel) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Trail Blazers.

      Advice: He's technically day-to-day but this marks his 10th consecutive DNP and it's anyone's guess when he'll be ready to return from his nagging bout of plantar fasciitis. With Iman Shumpert (shoulder) also on the sidelines, there will once again be plenty of minutes available for Tim Hardaway Jr. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:43 pm
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Por
    • Kyrie Irving (knee) could miss more games
      Kevin Love said on Sunday that Kyrie Irving (knee) could miss another game or two.

      Advice: This is a tough blow for Irving, as he has had a terrific season so far. We will consider him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks, but it looks like the Cavaliers will opt to rest their star point guard for now. If Irving sits, expect Matthew Dellavedova to continue to start with Dion Waiters seeing extra playing time off of the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:43 pm
      Injured
      L, 103-80 vs Det
    • Jodie Meeks scores 14 points w/ three triples
      Jodie Meeks had 14 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds, two assists and one steal vs. Cleveland on Sunday, marking his third consecutive game in double-digits.

      Advice: He made 5-of-8 shots overall and is now a combined 17-of-26 from the field (65.4 percent) over Detroit's past three games. He got off to a slow start after returning from his back injury and may still be floating on your waiver wire, but he's worth a pickup if you're in need of points, elite 3-pointers and a trickle of across-the-board production. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 4:31 pm
    • Marco Belinelli will start Sunday vs. Houston
      Marco Belinelli will enter the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets, sending Kyle Anderson to the bench.

      Advice: Belinelli has seen his minutes in the 30s with Kawhi Leonard (hand) sidelined, but he'll have a tough matchup tonight vs. the Rockets, so he's a risky play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:59 pm
    • Raymond Felton will be activated on Sunday
      Raymond Felton will be active for Sunday's game vs. OKC.

      Advice: He may be active, but there are no guarantees he plays. If he does step on the court, it will likely be in limited spurts, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:57 pm
    • Shawn Marion scores four points in Cavs loss
      Shawn Marion briefly left Sunday's game vs. the Pistons with an ankle injury, but soon returned, finishing with four points and three rebounds over 15 minutes of action.

      Advice: He also added one assist, one steal, one block, and one turnover, but his minutes have been trending down lately. He's averaging just 5.7 points and 3.5 rebounds this season, and he's just not worth owning in standard leagues. When asked about his status for Tuesday, Marion responded with "We'll see" so he should be considered questionable for that contest. If he is forced to sit, Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson will likely see a boost off of the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:43 pm
      New Player Note
      Shawn Marion Cle - SG,SF,PF
      Injured
      L, 103-80 vs Det
    • Ramon Sessions (back) doubtful for Monday
      Ramon Sessions (back) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game vs. Brooklyn.

      Advice: If Sessions is unavailable, Darren Collison will get all the run he can handle with Ray McCallum seeing extended minutes off the bench. McCallum played 29.7 minutes last game that Sessions was sidelined, but only put up 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two turnovers, so he's not a great option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 3:32 pm
      Injured
    • Shawn Marion leaves game with ankle injury
      Shawn Marion went to the locker room after coming down awkwardly on his left ankle after a layup attempt, and his return is questionable.

      Advice: We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but if Marion is unable to return there will be more minutes to go around for guys like Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:28 pm
      New Player Note
      Shawn Marion Cle - SG,SF,PF
      Injured
      L, 103-80 vs Det
    • Lakers waive Xavier Henry
      The Lakers have waived Xavier Henry.

      Advice: Henry has really struggled with injuries throughout his career, and he was only able to get through nine games this season before going down with a season-ending Achillies injury. Given his constant struggles with health, it could be difficult for him to find another NBA contract. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 2:21 pm
    • Jeff Taylor assigned to D-League
      Jeff Taylor has been sent down for a D-League stint.

      Advice: Taylor is not a part of the Hornets' rotation, and he can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 1:35 pm
    • Alec Burks (shoulder) out Monday vs. Clippers
      Alec Burks (shoulder) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Clippers.

      Advice: Rodney Hood started the last game that Burks was sidelined, but only managed to put up four points on 1-of-8 shooting from the field, so he's not much of an option in most leagues. Trey Burke however ended up logging 37 minutes, putting up 17 points on 5-of-18 shooting, but it's worth noting that he was playing against the 76ers. With a difficult matchup against the Clippers, Burke doesn't look like a great option on Monday, despite the increased opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 12:31 pm
      Injured
    • Kyrie Irving (knee) out Sunday vs. Detroit
      Kyrie Irving (knee) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Pistons, but head coach David Blatt is hopeful to have him available for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: We'll be monitoring Irving's status closely heading into Tuesday's game, but for now, Matthew Dellavedova will continue to start at point guard for the Cavs. Dellavedova isn't a part of the Cavs offense, and won't be a very attractive option in daily leagues. Dion Waiters is probably the biggest beneficiary sans Irving, and he looks like a nice plug-and-play option with a favorable matchup vs. Detroit. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:55 am
      Injured
      L, 103-80 vs Det
    • Kobe Bryant (soreness) will play Sunday
      Kobe Bryant (soreness) will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Bryant's return to action will send Wayne Ellington back to the bench, and take away some touches from Carlos Boozer. Kobe will be limited to 30 minutes tonight, but that's plenty of time for him to put up stats in an up-tempo game with Phoenix. He's obviously a must-start option every time he's in uniform, so go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 11:17 am
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • J.R. Smith (heel) questionable for Sunday
      J.R. Smith (heel) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: He has had some tough luck with plantar fasciitis and has now missed nine straight games so don't be surprised if he sits this one out. Owners in standard leagues can continue to ignore Smith while Tim Hardaway Jr. is definitely worth a look in all leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 10:55 am
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Por
    • James Young assigned to NBA D-League
      James Young was assigned to the NBA D-League on Sunday.

      Advice: He recently recovered from a shoulder injury, so it will be good to see him back on the court. Young has plenty of potential, but he doesn't project to have any fantasy value this season. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:48 am
    • C.J. Miles (illness) questionable for Monday
      C.J. Miles (illness) is questionable for Monday's game against the Bulls.

      Advice: He wasn't able to play on Saturday due to an upper respiratory infection and it looks like he has a real shot to sit this one out as well. If Miles sits, expect Solomon Hill and Chris Copeland to fill the void for the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:38 am
      Injured
    • Ricky Ledo and Dwight Powell are recalled
      Ricky Ledo and Dwight Powell have been recalled from the NBA D-League on Sunday.

      Advice: They likely won't be in the rotation this season and should be back in the D-League soon. You can safely leave them on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:13 am
    • Nick Young eager to have Kobe Bryant back
      Nick Young is eager to have Kobe Bryant back in the lineup in order to ease the pressure on himself.

      Advice: "We’re always going to need Kobe out there on the floor, especially for players like me," said Young. "That releases a lot of pressure." Swaggy P has averaged just 11 points per game with Bryant out of the lineup over the last three games, so his impending return may actually help Young get better looks. Bryant is probable to play on Sunday, meaning Young's minutes could take a slight dip, though his ability to fill up the scoreboard in a hurry makes him worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:23 am
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • Stephen Curry scores 25 points in a win
      Stephen Curry scored 25 points with three rebounds, six assists, three steals and four 3-pointers during a 110-97 win over the Wolves on Saturday.

      Advice: His output isn't quite as great in the scoring department with just 18.3 points per game over his last four, adding 4.0 rebounds, 7.5 dimes, 2.8 steals and 2.0 triples on 51.8 percent from the field. Curry is becoming a well-rounded fantasy asset and should be a top-five guy the rest of the way with very little slumps in value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:08 pm
    • Shabazz Muhammad scores nine
      Shabazz Muhammad scored nine points with nine rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

      Advice: While the news of Kevin Martin (wrist) getting closer certainly doesn't help Muhammad's value, there's no need to panic. He plays three different positions and the Wolves are clearly rebuilding. Muhammad is doing more than just scoring on the stat sheet and does have a block in three straight, so keep him owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:47 pm
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. plays well in 30 minutes
      Tim Hardaway Jr. played well in his 30 minutes of action against the Kings on Saturday with 19 points, five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He actually blocked DeMarcus Cousins and he wasn't a complete embarrassment on defense like he was on Christmas Day. Hardaway Jr. has logged 33.6 minutes per game over his last five with averages of 15.2 points, 3.4 boards, 2.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.4 triples. He'll lose value soon, but he's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:17 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo has a bad game
      Giannis Antetokounmpo played 19 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday with five points, five boards and two blocks during a 90-85 loss.

      Advice: He had some foul trouble tonight and coach Jason Kidd didn't really want to take out a hot Khris Middleton. Antetokounmpo's minutes have been solid with 30.1 per game over his previous 10 and he had been shooting the ball well at 53.5 percent in that span. In other words, he is fine. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:58 pm
    • Jared Dudley slows down in loss
      Jared Dudley scored nine points with five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

      Advice: He had nowhere to go but down after his 10-of-10 from the field on Friday. Dudley is probably the most consistent wing besides Giannis Antetokounmpo, so he's at least worth a look for owners needing points and treys. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:52 pm
    • Patrick Christopher makes NBA debut Sat
      Patrick Christopher made his NBA debut on Saturday vs. the 76ers, but failed to connect on his only shot attempt and added just one steal in six minutes.

      Advice: It is great to see him make his debut, but he looked hesitant during his time on the court and likely won't be in the rotation anytime soon. You can safely ignore Christopher in almost all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:42 pm
    • Kyle Korver has another sub-par game
      Kyle Korver had another quiet night against the Bucks on Saturday with six points, four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He only had three points on Friday against the Bucks, so coach Jason Kidd has his number. Korver doesn't take a ton of shots and even the best shooters slump, so he gets a pass. Maybe his fantasy owners don't realize he's posting early-round value. If he/she doesn't, go ahead and try to buy low. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:30 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey's vision is not a problem
      Rodney Stuckey played through some vision issues against the Nets during a 110-85 win with 20 points, six rebounds, eight assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Maybe he's better with blurry vision because this might have been his second best game of the season. "Just got to play through it," Stuckey said of his vision issue. "We were shorthanded tonight. C.J. Miles was out. [Damjan Rudez] didn’t make the trip, so just need to play." Stuckey is still not going to be the type of player to carry a fantasy team and he didn't score more than nine points in any of his previous four, so don't overreact to this line. He's worth a look, though. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:16 pm
      Injured
    • George Hill scores 12 in 23 minutes
      George Hill scored 12 points with six rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers against the Nets on Saturday.

      Advice: He did have a bad fall and was limping for a bit, but there's no reason to be worried. The Pacers have kept a limitation on his minutes, but he's been busy with a 24.1 usage rate in 23.8 minutes per game on the season. It should be just a matter of time before he gets it going. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:06 pm
    • Ramon Sessions (back) out for Saturday
      Ramon Sessions (back) will not play in Saturday's game vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: He has really struggled with his back issue, and it looks like he could be seeing more time on the sidelines. Darren Collison will see big minutes Saturday while Ray McCallum will remain in the rotation. Sessions can be cut in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:11 pm
      Injured
    • J.R. Smith (heel) will not play on Saturday
      J.R. Smith (heel) will not play on Saturday vs. the Kings.

      Advice: This will be the ninth straight game on the sidelines for Smith, but the good news is that it appears he is getting closer to a return. Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to start for the Knicks and is worth a look in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:36 pm
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Por
    • George Hill gets the start on Saturday
      George Hill started against the Nets on Saturday.

      Advice: The team didn't announce the starting lineup until tip. Hill will start next to Rodney Stuckey and move C.J. Watson to the bench. Hill should be owned in all leagues based on his high usage and 3-point shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:12 pm
    • Alec Burks (shoulder) will not play Saturday
      Alec Burks (shoulder) will not play on Saturday vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: This does not bode well for Burks' status moving forward, and it is already known that he may need surgery in the offseason. He is said to be dealing with some general soreness, so he should be fine with a little rest. Consider Burks day-to-day for now, and expect Rodney Hood to draw the start while Joe Ingles could also see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:10 pm
      Injured
    • Rodney Stuckey (eye) will play vs. Nets
      Rodney Stuckey (eye) will play against the Nets on Saturday.

      Advice: Everything must have went well despite Stuckey having some problems with the upper part of his eye. His shooting percentage could be at risk tonight, which is troubling considering he's one of the least efficient players in the NBA. Start him at your own peril. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:57 pm
      Injured
    • C.J. Miles (illness) out for Saturday's game
      C.J. Miles (illness) will not play against the Nets on Saturday.

      Advice: He was questionable and Miles just has missed far too many games this season. While he is out, the Pacers figure to get Chris Copeland back in the rotation to help out Solomon Hill. Miles is a tough player to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:40 pm
      Injured
    • Kobe Bryant (soreness) is probable for Sunday
      Kobe Bryant (soreness) is listed as probable to play against the Suns on Sunday.

      Advice: The Lakers did list him as probable for Christmas against the Bulls and he missed that game, so this probable tag should be viewed as more of a questionable one. Bryant has complained about his Achilles and his entire body not being at 100 percent, so his owners will want to check back. Wayne Ellington is obviously much less appealing should Kobe make it back. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:27 pm
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • Ramon Sessions is doubtful for Saturday
      Ramon Sessions (back) is doubtful to play against the Knicks on Saturday.

      Advice: He did not play on Friday due to a lower back strain, which allowed Ray McCallum to play 26 minutes against the Suns. McCallum should see a similar amount of playing time while Darren Collison should come close to matching his 36 minutes, as well. Sessions is not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:02 pm
      Injured
    • C.J. Miles (illness) is questionable Saturday
      C.J. Miles (illness) is considered questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: He is dealing with an upper respiratory infection so he likely won't be close to 100 percent even if he does play. Miles has been much better than he was at the beginning of the season, and if he can stay on the court he will continue to be worth a look in standard leagues for his 3-point shooting. Expect Solomon Hill to play big minutes if Miles sits, while Chris Copeland might jump back into the rotation as well. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:24 am
      Injured
    • Rodney Stuckey (face) probable Saturday
      Rodney Stuckey (face) is now probable for Saturday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: He is dealing with some swelling in his right eye but it isn't believed to be too serious. If Stuckey can't go, expect George Hill and C.J. Watson to see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:21 am
      Injured
    • Landry Fields (concussion) out on Saturday
      Landry Fields (concussion) is out for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: He failed his concussion testing Saturday morning and will remain on the sidelines. James Johnson will continue to see an increase in minutes and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:16 am
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Alec Burks (shoulder) doubtful for Saturday
      Alec Burks (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the 76ers.

      Advice: He missed the morning shootaround and his status is not looking good against the 76ers. Check back before tip-off for the official word, and expect Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles to get some extra playing time if Burks sits out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:14 am
      Injured
    • J.R. Smith (heel) is questionable Saturday
      J.R. Smith (heel) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: He has missed eight straight games because of his plantar fasciitis, so even if he does play he will likely be eased into action. Smith is worth a flier in deeper leagues for his ability to knock down 3-pointers, but owners in standard leagues can safely monitor him from the waiver wire. Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue playing big minutes if Smith sits this one out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:22 am
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Por
    • Jared Dudley makes NBA history Friday
      Jared Dudley made NBA history during Friday's game, becoming the first player to hit 10 or more shots while connecting on three 3-pointers without a miss.

      Advice: This arguably goes down as one of the craziest performances in the NBA this season, and if you played Jared Dudley in daily leagues you were more than likely handsomely rewarded. While Dudley will probably never come close to doing this again, he has earned a decent role in Milwaukee following the loss of Jabari Parker (leg) for the season. If you are in need of 3-pointers and steals, Dudley is worth a look. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:17 am
    • Rodney Stuckey dealing with swollen right eye
      Rodney Stuckey is dealing with a swollen right eye, and his status is not known for Saturday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: He suffered a blow to the face from Andre Drummond in the third quarter of Friday's game and was not able to return. Stuckey can barely see out of his eye so there is a real possibility that he could rest on Saturday. If he does sit, expect George Hill and C.J. Watson to carry the load for the Pacers. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:25 am
      Injured
    • Muhammad posts empty, inefficient line
      Shabazz Muhammad scored 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds and one block over 34 minutes in Friday's loss.

      Advice: The threes and block save this from being a complete disaster, and because he doesn't do much besides score at times owners need to be ready for the occasional dud. A six-game sample shows him at a mid-round value for owners, so he should be in most lineups unless he starts to fall off. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:26 am
    • Young hits five threes on 5-of-16 night
      Nick Young hit 5-of-8 threes but missed his other eight shots from the field, finishing with 15 points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Young is never going to be an efficiency monster and he has done enough recently to be owned in most formats. In 20 games this season, he is averaging 14.9 points with 2.5 treys and 1.2 combined steals and blocks while hitting 40 percent from the field and 89 percent from the line -- good for top 75-110 value in 8- and 9-cat formats, respectively. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:44 am
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • Dudley ties NBA best night w/ 10-of-10 FGs
      Jared Dudley tied an NBA season best shooting performance (Jarrett Jack) with 10-of-10 makes from the field, finishing with a season-high 24 points, four threes, four boards, two assists and a season-high four steals to boot.

      Advice: Dudley logged 24 minutes off the bench and this has fluke written all over it. The Bucks just had a players only meeting and perhaps that boosted the veterans tonight, but the best we can say about Dudley is that he's worth a look. Ersan Ilyasova's sudden concussion-related absence could boost his profile, but one look at Dudley's game log is proof why owners shouldn't cut anybody of value here. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:34 pm
    • Marco Belinelli scores 13 points off bench
      Marco Belinelli scored 13 points off the bench against the Pelicans on Friday with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He's played 32.2 minutes per game in his last five, averaging 12.0 points, 2.6 boards, 1.8 assists and 1.0 treys. Belinelli is the biggest beneficiary of Kawhi Leonard (hand) missing time, but he's still not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:08 pm
    • George Hill plays well yet again
      George Hill played well in his second game of the season on Friday with 13 points, three rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes during a 119-109 loss to the Pistons.

      Advice: He came off the bench again, but we'd guess he'll be in the starting lineup on Saturday. Hill shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires right now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:10 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey (facial contusion) out Fri
      Rodney Stuckey (facial contusion) went to the locker room in the third quarter on Friday and will not return.

      Advice: Andre Drummond hit him in the face and perhaps he was poked in the eye. Stuckey needed help walking back to the locker room and maybe he couldn't see properly. Hopefully he didn't scratch his cornea or else it could cost him time. C.J. Watson and George Hill would get more run while Donald Sloan would likely get back in the rotation. Stuckey checked out with nine points, five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against his former team. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:55 pm
      Injured
    • Raymond Felton (ankle) out on Friday
      Raymond Felton (ankle) will not play on Friday against the Lakers.

      Advice: He's not in the rotation. It's a good thing the Mavericks received one of the best centers in the NBA in a trade with the Knicks or else they might care about Felton missing time. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 5:12 pm
    • George Hill will come off the bench on Friday
      George Hill will come off the bench again on Friday against the Pistons.

      Advice: He was extremely busy in his debut with a usage rate of 28.0 in 21 minutes of action. Hill should have a lot of his plate as the primary ball-handler, so he should be owned in all leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:23 pm
    • Marco Belinelli will come off the bench Fri.
      Kyle Anderson will replace Marco Belinelli in the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Belinelli is far from consistent, so he'll be a risky option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:19 pm
    • Kobe Bryant (soreness) out Friday vs. Mavs
      Kobe Bryant (general soreness) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Mavs, but coach Byron Scott likes Kobe's chances of playing Sunday vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Kobe was doubtful heading into this one, so this news shouldn't come as a surprise. "I just need to kind of hit the reset button," said Bryant. "What happens is my body realizes how messed up it is. Then everything starts hurting. It’s an opportunity to treat everything." While Kobe is sidelined, Nick Young, Wes Johnson, Wayne Ellington, and Carlos Boozer will all see some increased opportunity on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:02 pm
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • Kobe Bryant listed as questionable for Friday
      Kobe Bryant is listed as questionable for Friday against the Mavericks.

      Advice: He said earlier that his Achilles is sore and his chances of playing tonight are slim, so his Bryant's fantasy owners should plan on him sitting. Wayne Ellington will likely get another start while Wes Johnson should have a higher usage rate. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:30 pm
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • Update: Kyrie Irving will not play Friday
      Kyrie Irving (knee) will not play against the Magic on Friday.

      Advice: Wow. He must have had some pain in warmups due to his contusion from Thursday. Irving has multiple minor knee injuries and the last thing the Cavs need would be for him to make it worse. With Irving out, expect Matthew Dellavedova to play most of his minutes at point guard, which will also open up minutes at shooting guard for Dion Waiters. Fantasy owners could give Delly and Dion a look as a plug-and-play. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:13 pm
      Injured
      L, 103-80 vs Det
    • Kyrie Irving and LeBron James will play
      Kyrie Irving (knee contusion) and LeBron James (leg tightness) will play on Friday against the Magic.

      Advice: Irving had a minor issue late in Thursday's game and was a bit of a bigger question mark for tonight, but it sounds like he's good to go. He should see his normal amount of playing time and will likely turn rookie Elfrid Payton into a pretzel tonight. Start him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:35 pm
      Injured
      L, 103-80 vs Det
    • Ramon Sessions (back) out Friday vs. Phoenix
      Ramon Sessions (back) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Suns.

      Advice: With Sessions unavailable Ray McCallum will get some extended run off the bench, but not enough to matter in most leagues. Both Sessions and McCallum will only become relevant in standard leagues if there is an injury to Darren Collison. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:12 pm
      Injured
    • Kobe Bryant (soreness) unlikely for Friday
      Kobe Bryant said both of his Achilles are sore, and his chances to play Friday night vs. the Mavs are "slim."

      Advice: Wayne Ellington, Nick Young, Wes Johnson, and Carlos Boozer will all be given more offensive responsibilities with Bryant on the sidelines. Nick Young has been struggling lately sans Kobe, going 6-of-19 from the field through his past two outings, so he makes for a risky option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:57 am
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • James Young healthy enough to play, inactive
      James Young (shoulder) is healthy enough to play, but will remain on the inactive list for Friday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Young is not a part of the Celtics' rotation, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:32 am
    • C.J. Miles chosing his spots more carefully
      After struggling mightily from the field through the month of November, C.J. Miles has made an effort to choose his shots more wisely during the month of December.

      Advice: "We wanted him to be assertive. He has the green light, but we want him to be selective in his shots," said Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel. "I was encouraging him to be so assertive that he was not great with shot selection. I think he's being smarter about that now." Miles is averaging 15.5 points and 2.4 three-pointers per game on 42.4 percent shooting from the field during the month of December, and he'll be worth owning in standard leagues as long as he can keep up his current pace. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:40 am
      Injured
    • Stephen Curry scores 14 points in full line
      Stephen Curry scored 14 points with nine rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and five turnovers against the Clippers on Thursday.

      Advice: He's fared well against the Clippers in his previous two seasons and made at least 50 percent from the field in each of his previous two seasons against them. Curry is in a minor slump at just 27.0 percent from beyond the arc over his last five, averaging 20.2 points, 5.4 boards, 7.8 assists, 3.2 steals and 2.0 triples. Chef Curry will likely be cooking up plenty goodies for the home folks against the Wolves on Saturday. Revenge game for drafting Jonny Flynn over him? Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:19 pm
    • Kobe Bryant could sit out for a week?
      Coach Bryon Scott told Wayne Ellington and the Lakers that "it could be a week" before Kobe Bryant returns to a game action.

      Advice: This is another weird story and Bryant was probable for Thursday, so Scott basically pulled a coach Tom Thibodeau here. Bryant said before the game that he's just feeling old, which is not a surprise because he's struggled so much considering how much he's carrying his team. His fantasy owners should bench him for now. Wes Johnson is worth a look in all leagues while Wayne Ellington could play more in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:08 pm
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • Nick Young doesn't play well on Christmas
      Nick Young made 1-of-6 from the field for three points with one rebound, two assists and one 3-pointer on Thursday against the Bulls.

      Advice: Well, at least his girlfriend bought him an Impala for Christmas. Young is just 6-of-19 in his two games without Kobe Bryant (rest), so he's been a bit of a letdown. He's been in the top 60 for fantasy value over the previous two weeks, so he'll be worth owning in standard leagues thanks to his 2.4 triples over that span. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:36 pm
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • Ramon Sessions (back) iffy for Friday
      Ramon Sessions is listed as questionable for Friday's game due to a lower back strain.

      Advice: If he's out it should just mean more minutes for Darren Collison. Sessions will only be worth using in fantasy leagues if Collison goes down with an injury. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:48 pm
      Injured
    • Kyrie Irving injures left knee in loss
      Kyrie Irving hit 10-of-19 shots and a 3-pointer for 25 points, four rebounds, three assists, a steal and just two turnovers in Thursday's loss to the Heat, but also hurt his left knee late in the game.

      Advice: He injured the same knee against the Thunder earlier this season and was clearly in pain as the game ended tonight. He had his foot stepped on and then came down very awkwardly on his left leg, which is when he injured the knee and suffered a contusion. For now consider him day-to-day, but the fact an MRI wasn't needed is great news. If he's going to miss time, Matthew Dellavedova would likely take over at point guard for the Cavs. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:06 pm
      Injured
      L, 103-80 vs Det
    • Kobe Bryant (rest) will not play on Christmas
      Head coach Byron Scott said that Kobe Bryant is dealing with some "overall soreness," and he will not suit up for the Lakers' Christmas Day game vs. the Bulls, while Kobe says there's only a "slim" chance he'll play on Friday vs. Dallas.

      Advice: Bryant was listed as probable for this one, so it is surprising to see Scott suddenly pull the plug. Expect Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson, Nick Young, and Carlos Boozer to see some increased opportunity on offense, with Young offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:40 pm
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • Shawn Marion back in the starting lineup
      Shawn Marion will start at power forward for Cleveland's Christmas Day game vs. Miami, with Kevin Love shifting over to the center spot.

      Advice: It's surprising that Marion, and not Tristan Thompson, will be starting tonight with Anderson Varejao (Achillies) done for the season. We'll be monitoring the Cavs' rotations closely over the coming weeks, but despite the fact that Thompson is not starting, he should still be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 2:05 pm
      New Player Note
      Shawn Marion Cle - SG,SF,PF
      Injured
      L, 103-80 vs Det
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. struggles again on Christmas
      Tim Hardaway Jr. had a rough game on Christmas, shooting 3-of-10 from the field for eight points, three rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, one block, and one turnover.

      Advice: Hardaway Jr. has plenty of opportunity with both Iman Shumpert (shoulder) and J.R. Smith (foot) sidelined, but he's now had two bad outings in a row. He still played 30 minutes, so owners should try and remain patient here. If he struggles again vs. the Kings on Saturday, there will be some cause for concern. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 1:36 pm
    • Marco Belinellli will start vs Thunder Thurs
      Marco Belinelli will draw the start against the Thunder on Thursday.

      Advice: Belinelli will replace Kyle Anderson in the Spurs' starting lineup as Kawhi Leonard (hand) remains out. Belinelli has averaged 12.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.7 steals, and 1.0 three-pointers as a starter, so makes for a decent plug-and-play option on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:29 am
    • J.R. Smith out Thursday vs Wizards
      J.R. Smith (heel) will miss Thursday's game against the Wizards.

      Advice: Smith went through pre-game warmups, but wasn't feeling well enough to suit up for the Knicks' Christmas Day game against the Wizards. Tim Hardaway Jr. will pickup Smith's minutes and makes for a solid play on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:14 am
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Por
    • J.R. Smith game-time decision Thursday
      J.R. Smith (heel) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Wizards, according to head coach Derek Fisher.

      Advice: Updating a previous item, it seems as if Smith is feeling well enough to be upgraded from doubtful to a game-time decision. This one looks like it will come down to the wire, but Tim Hardaway Jr. would be the biggest fantasy beneficiary if Smith sits. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:30 am
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Por
    • J.R. Smith likely to miss Christmas Day game
      J.R. Smith (heel) is likely to miss Thursday's game against the Wizards.

      Advice: Smith had been hoping to play on Christmas Day, but the last two days of practice didn't go as well as he and the Knicks had hoped. "Right now it’s a no," Smith said of his availability for Thursday. "We’ll see how the treatment reacts today, if it swells up." We'll update his status prior to tip-off, but Tim Hardaway Jr. will be in line for big minutes on Thursday if Smith can't play. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 6:44 am
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Por
    • J.R. Smith (heel) says he's doubtful Thursday
      J.R. Smith (heel) said that he is unlikely to play on Christmas vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: He is still dealing with plantar fasciitis so we doubt that he will be activated for Thursday. Smith can continue to be ignored outside of deeper leagues while Tim Hardaway Jr. is making a lot of sense in standard leagues for his 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:54 am
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Por
    • Kobe Bryant will have his minutes monitored
      Kobe Bryant will have his minutes monitored on a game-by-game basis moving forward according to coach Byron Scott.

      Advice: "It might be something I have to do periodically along with trying to get the minutes down," Scott said. "Sometimes I’ll have to give him days off as well as games off." While Bryant is fully expected to play on Christmas, it may be wise to sell-high on the Mamba with this news because there would be no reason to risk his health in a lost season for the Lakers. Nick Young and Wes Johnson would see their value rise whenever Bryant chooses to rest so plan accordingly. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:37 am
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • Kobe Bryant will play vs. Bulls on Christmas
      Kobe Bryant (rest) will play on Christmas Day vs. the Bulls, as expected.

      Advice: Did anyone doubt that he'd suit up for this one? Bryant sat out Tuesday's game to get some much needed rest so he should be ready to put on a show against the Bulls. Get the Black Mamba in all active lineups and expect Wayne Ellington to shift back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 11:00 pm
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • Nick Young scores 15 points w/ rare full line
      Nick Young contributed across the board in Tuesday's upset win vs. Golden State, coming off the bench for 15 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He logged 30 minutes for the second straight game and should thrive whenever Kobe Bryant (rest) isn't in the Lakers' lineup, though he's been good enough to start under any circumstances. He has a total of 11 assists and 11 steals in 17 games this season, while shooting 41.5 percent from the field, so don't expect more than voluminous points (15.6) and 3-pointers (2.4). Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:27 pm
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo plays 34 minutes Tues
      Giannis Antetokounmpo played 34 minutes on Tuesday, finishing with 11 points, six boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks.

      Advice: The minutes are there finally, and it looks like we can start expecting these numbers much more often now that Jabari Parker (knee) is sidelined for the season. Expect some bumps in the road, but great things are coming from the Greek Freak. Antetokounmpo should be owned in all leagues moving forward. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:35 pm
    • George Hill (knee) shines in season debut
      George Hill (knee, quad) made his season debut on Tuesday, coming off the Pacers' bench for 15 points (5-of-8 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), two 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists and one steal in just 21 minutes.

      Advice: This was an unexpectedly fast start for Hill, who must regain his conditioning while adjusting to new teammates and a new role, and he has enough upside to be labeled 'must own' in standard fantasy leagues. Pacers coach Frank Vogel said that Hill "looked great out there" before citing his speed, length and defense, and it shouldn't be long before he's back in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:31 pm
    • Kobe Bryant rested, will not play Tuesday
      Kobe Bryant (rest) will not play vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, but he's expected to meet the Lakers in Chicago for Thursday's game.

      Advice: Wayne Ellington will start in Kobe's absence, with Nick Young, Wes Johnson and Jeremy Lin also getting more opportunities. Bryant has deferred the management of his minutes, DNPs and role to coach Byron Scott, and Scott said he intends to play Kobe around 32 minutes per game, down from his current 35 per game. More DNPs during back-to-back sets seem inevitable, and they're something Bryant's fantasy owners will have to live with -- if more rest leads to improved efficiency, the trade-off won't sting nearly as much. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:46 pm
      New Player Note
      Kobe Bryant LAL - PG,SG,SF
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • James Young (shoulder) inactive for Tuesday
      Updating a previous report, James Young (shoulder) will be inactive for Tuesday's game vs. Orlando.

      Advice: Young isn't currently in the rotation, and he can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues until he does something worth noting. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:58 pm
    • George Hill will play nine minutes each half
      Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel is going to try and play George Hill nine minutes during each half for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: Vogel also said that there will be no lingering injury concerns, just issues with conditioning, rhythm, and timing. Hill is going to be brought along slowly, but he's eventually going to be a primary fixture in the Pacers' offense, and should be owned in all leagues. C.J. Watson's value will take a hit once Hill is back to full strength, and Donald Sloan will likely fall out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:35 pm
    • C.J. Miles (illness) expected to play Tuesday
      C.J. Miles (illness) is expected to play Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

      Advice: He's been lighting it up since returning to the lineup, and is averaging 20.5 points, 2.7 3-pointers, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.0 steal per game over the last four. He has a favorable matchup tonight vs. the Pelicans, and should serve as a decent plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:21 pm
      Injured
    • J.R. Smith misses practice on Tuesday
      J.R. Smith (heel) missed practice on Tuesday and appears to be questionable to play on Christmas.

      Advice: "We’ll just see where they are tomorrow & then probably have a better feel how Thursday will look," coach Derek Fisher said. Smith's injury has kept him out for seven games and it's allowed Tim Hardaway Jr. to play more. Smith is not worth owning in standard leagues while THJ only has short-term value. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:41 am
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Por
    • George Hill will make season debut on Tues
      George Hill (knee) will make his season debut against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

      Advice: Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said Hill will come off the bench on Tuesday and he "won't play [Hill] huge minutes. Enough to get his feet wet." Hill should be scooped off waiver wires if he's still available, while C.J. Watson and Donald Sloan take a hit to their fantasy values as both will now return to reserve roles. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:36 am
    • Burks posts 23-3-4 line with two treys
      Alec Burks scored 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting (2-of-4 3PTs, 7-of-8 FTs) with three rebounds and four assists in Monday's win.

      Advice: Burks is good for one of these explosions every so often but he's a borderline late-round value at best when it's all said and done. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:35 pm
      Injured
    • Landry Fields (concussion) out on Monday
      Landry Fields (concussion) will not play against the Bulls on Monday.

      Advice: After he was cleared of a concussion on Saturday, the team eventually diagnosed him with one on Sunday. James Johnson played 24 minutes and had a decent line, so expect him to have a solid outing tonight, as well. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 22, 3:37 pm
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • James Young goes through practice
      James Young (shoulder) went through practice on Monday and will be available to play on Tuesday

      Advice: It was a full-contact practice and he should be getting closer to a return. Young is a major offensive project, but he could get in the rotation now that Rajon Rondo is gone. He's only worth a look in ridiculously deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 22, 2:01 pm
    • George Hill (knee) could make debut Tuesday
      George Hill (knee) has been upgraded to questionable against the Pelicans on Tuesday, and he could make his season debut.

      Advice: Hill's knee has responded well, and now he just has to get his conditioning together in order to make his season debut. At this point, Hill should not be on the waiver wire in any format, and if he is, make sure to scoop him up immediately as the Pacers sorely need everything he brings on offense. He'll be tasked with playing as large of a role as he can handle. CJ Watson and Donald Sloan will be pushed into their usual reserve roles when Hill returns. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 22, 10:41 am
    • Stephen Curry openly endorses Steve Kerr
      Stephen Curry called Steve Kerr "the right man for the job."

      Advice: This was not a shot at Mark Jackson, who Curry remains very close with, but instead an admission that the Warriors hired the right coach. "He understood he was taking over a solid roster," Curry said. "We could get better; obviously, we didn’t win a championship. But we were very competitive and laid a foundation for success. It wasn’t that he was building from the ground up. It was just about fine tuning what he saw we could do better." Rotoworld.com
      Dec 22, 8:22 am
    • JR Smith more than just 'day-to-day w/ foot
      JR Smith (foot) could be facing more than just a "day-to-day" situation.

      Advice: Derek Fisher said Smith "may not have been day-to-day," but the Knicks listed him that way anyway on the medical report. Fisher then attempted to clarify with the following: "I think it's day-to-day. From the beginning, it may not have been day-to-day. It was probably going to be a few weeks or so." It's not clear when Smith might actually return yet, and Tim Hardaway, Jr. will continue seeing increased minutes with Iman Shumpert (shoulder) also out. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 22, 7:10 am
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Por
    • Timberwolves impressed with Shabazz Muhammad
      The Timberwolves have been impressed with Shabazz Muhammad's development.

      Advice: As have fantasy owners. Muhammad has really come on of late, and he's now scored 20-plus points in four straight games. Muhammad has also received at least 15 shots in each of those while playing at least 27.5 minutes, so the opportunity is there for the second-year forward to make his presence felt. He should be owned in all formats. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 22, 6:35 am
    • Ramon Sessions (back) picks up DNP-CD
      Ramon Sessions (back) was available for Sunday's game but he did not leave the Kings' bench.

      Advice: Darren Collison logged 40 minutes as the team's starting PG and rookie Ray McCallum chipped in a pair of rebounds and assists in 11 minutes off the bench, allowing the Kings to rest Sessions a while longer. We're taking him off the injury report, and he should resume a 10-20 minute role vs. the Warriors on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 8:02 pm
      Injured
    • Nick Young buries four 3-pointers, scores 26
      Nick Young hit four 3-pointers in Sunday's loss to the Kings, which he finished with 26 points, five boards, one assist and two steals in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He was in danger of missing this game after his altercation with Steven Adams on Friday, so his owners have to be thrilled with this result. Swaggy P has been phenomenal all season, and with rumors going around that Kobe Bryant may be rested, Young's value is only going to get higher as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 7:58 pm
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • C.J. Miles drops 28 pts with four 3-pointers
      The Pacers escaped with a win in Minnesota on Sunday thanks to C.J. Miles scoring 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting, including four 3-pointers.

      Advice: Miles did his damage in 32 minutes off Indiana's bench, chipping in six rebounds with zero turnovers, assists, steals or blocks. He's been tremendous since returning to action on Dec. 15, and is worth a pickup based on his averages over the past four games -- 20.5 points, 2.7 threes, 4.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 turnovers. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 7:41 pm
      Injured
    • Shabazz Muhammad scores 21 points vs. Indy
      Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points on 8-of-18 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs in Sunday's disappointing home loss, marking his ninth consecutive game with double-digit points.

      Advice: Muhammad's rapid development was a big reason the Wolves traded Corey Brewer, and he's poised for big minutes the rest of the season. He added six rebounds, two assists, two steals and three turnovers in 37 minutes on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 7:32 pm
    • Jodie Meeks scores 13 points in loss to Nets
      Jodie Meeks missed all of his 3-point attempts but still finished Sunday's game 6-of-9 from the field for 13 points in a tough road loss to the Nets.

      Advice: He added one rebound, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes off the bench, and it seems like only a matter of time before he claims a starting job ahead of Kyle Singler (two points in 21 minutes), or even Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (20 points in 33 minutes). Meeks was a very effective fantasy player with the Lakers last season, and he has enough upside to warrant a stash in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 7:05 pm
    • Kyrie Irving ties career-high with 12 assists
      Kyrie Irving tied his career-high with 12 assists vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday, while adding 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting, one 3-pointer and three rebounds.

      Advice: Irving committed only two turnovers in 37 minutes and improved efficiency has been a welcome boost for his fantasy value, as he's averaging career-best numbers in True Shooting (56.7 percent) and turnover rate (8.8 percent). His usage rate has predictably fallen off with LeBron James and Kevin Love in town, but that hasn't stopped Irving from producing at a top-15 level in 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 4:14 pm
      Injured
      L, 103-80 vs Det
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. puts up a dud in NY loss
      Tim Hardaway Jr. struggled on Sunday, scoring just 10 points (3-of-8 shooting) with four assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers, and one steal over 33 minutes of action.

      Advice: The minutes are encouraging, and despite tonight's disappointing effort, he's still worth owning in most leagues as one of the few healthy bodies on the Knicks roster. Look for him to bounce-back Thursday when the Knicks host the Wizards. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 3:41 pm
    • Ramon Sessions (back) upgraded to probable
      Ramon Sessions (back) has been upgraded to probable for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

      Advice: As long as Darren Collison is healthy, Sessions won't be worth using in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 2:22 pm
      Injured
    • Nick Young will play Sunday vs. Sacramento
      Nick Young will not be suspended for his flagrant 2 foul on Steve Adams during Friday's game, and he will suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: Young is averaging 14.9 points and 2.3 three-pointers per game this season on 40.8 percent shooting from the field, go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 1:05 pm
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • Landry Fields (concussion) out on Sunday
      Landry Fields (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Knicks.

      Advice: He failed a concussion test on Sunday morning and he will now have to pass the NBA's protocol for concussions before being cleared again. James Johnson is the main beneficiary in Fields' absence, and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 10:57 am
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Kyrie Irving named USA player of the year
      Kyrie Irving was named the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year after helping team USA bring home the gold at FIBA World Cup this summer.

      Advice: The award could have also easily gone to Anthony Davis, Kenneth Faried, or James Harden, but Irving did his part too with averages of 12.11 points, 3.6 assists, 2.6 boards and 1.9 steals per game. Irving has been an elite fantasy asset for his owners this season, and if he can stay healthy he will continue to keep it rolling. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 9:06 am
      Injured
      L, 103-80 vs Det
    • James Young (shoulder) making progress
      James Young is making progress in his recovery from his separated right shoulder, and was able to do some non-contact work during shootaround Sunday.

      Advice: He remains without a timetable to return, but it is great to see him making progress. Young is loaded with potential, but he won't have any fantasy value this season. Keep him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 21, 7:36 am
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 18 in full line
      Giannis Antetokounmpo made 8-of-12 from the field for 18 points in a 106-102 loss to the Clippers on Saturday with nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: He had a career-high six assists and he's finally starting to come around in the stat diversity department. Antetokounmpo is shooting the ball much better, which was by far his biggest issue last season. He's improving and is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 10:34 pm
    • Jared Dudley scores 16 points vs. Clippers
      Jared Dudley excelled against his former team on Saturday with 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

      Advice: That's back-to-back good games from Dudley and he's passed Khris Middleton as the waiver-wire add du jour. Dudley's done a fair amount of ball handling to go with his perimeter shooting, so there is enough upside to at least give him a look. That said, trusting coach Jason Kidd's rotation is like trusting a dingo to look after your baby. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 10:12 pm
    • Rodney Stuckey stinks in 35 minutes
      Rodney Stuckey was a disaster during one of the ugliest games of the year, making 1-of-10 from the field for four points, two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers.

      Advice: This was bad and Stuckey is known for his inefficient games. In fact, tonight was the 37th game of his career with a field goal percentage failing to crack 10.0 percent (with at least one attempt). This is what his owners will have to deal with, so adjust accordingly. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 9:31 pm
      Injured
    • Marco Belinelli scores 21 points in start
      Marco Belinelli scored a team-high 21 points against the Mavs on Saturday with three rebounds, two assists and five turnovers.

      Advice: He played 39 minutes in the starting lineup with the Spurs resting most of their wing guys. Belinelli has been good on the nights he gets heavy minutes, but the problem is that doesn't happen often enough. He'll have a big night again, so keep him in mind the next time the Spurs rest numerous players. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 8:44 pm
    • Kyle Korver makes 49th consecutive FTM
      Kyle Korver made his 49th consecutive free throw for a Hawks record on Saturday, finishing with 22 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes during a 104-97 win.

      Advice: It might sound like hyperbole, but Korver is one of the best shooters in NBA history. He already has the record for most consecutive games with a trey and he's about halfway for the NBA record for consecutive makes at the line. Cool streaks aside, he's posting early round fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 7:54 pm
    • Alec Burks hurts shoulder, stays in game Sat
      Alec Burks briefly left Saturday's game with a shoulder injury, but returned moments later to finish with 11 points, four boards and one assist in 30 minutes.

      Advice: He shot just 3-of-11 from the field, so his shoulder may have been bothering him a little bit. We will monitor Burks' status closely, but it doesn't look like he will be in danger of missing any time. We will pass along any updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 7:50 pm
      Injured
    • Jeff Taylor makes season debut in win Sat
      Jeff Taylor made his season debut on Saturday, but failed to register a stat in three minutes.

      Advice: To be fair, it is hard to impress in just three minutes, but it is clear that Taylor won't be in the rotation soon. Leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 7:19 pm
    • Ramon Sessions (back strain) iffy for Sunday
      Ramon Sessions (strained lower back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

      Advice: He has been hit-or-miss off of the Kings bench this year, and is not reliable enough for owners in standard leagues. Check back before tip-off Sunday, and expect Ray McCallum to step into the rotation if Sessions sits. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 6:58 pm
      Injured
    • Marco Belinelli set to start on Saturday
      Marco Belinelli will start on Saturday vs. Dallas, replacing Danny Green.

      Advice: Green will come off of the bench in an effort to monitor his playing time after playing 44 minutes on Friday, so this is by no means a permanent move. Belinelli is worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of 3-pointers, and will also be a decent plug-and-play option Saturday. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 4:37 pm
    • Raymond Felton likely out until Christmas
      Coach Rick Carlisle doesn't think Raymond Felton (ankle) will be back before Christmas.

      Advice: The Mavericks just landed Rajon Rondo, and already have two solid point guards off of the bench in Devin Harris and J.J. Barea. Felton belongs on the waiver wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 4:09 pm
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. still gets 14 shots
      Tim Hardaway Jr. played 34 minutes in the starting lineup on Saturday with 16 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He made 5-of-14 from the field, so the high volume is a good sign even with Carmelo Anthony back. Hardaway Jr. should see shots in the teens while Iman Shumpert (shoulder) and J.R. Smith (heel) are on the shelf. He should have short-term value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 12:37 pm
    • Landry Fields practices, cleared of concussion
      Landry Fields was cleared for a concussion and was at practice on Saturday.

      Advice: He needed stitches to his head from Friday and it appears he will be fine. Fields plays about 20 minutes per night and only has value in extremely deep leagues. James Johnson doesn't get a bump in fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 11:16 am
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • Ricky Ledo recalled from NBA D-League
      Ricky Ledo was recalled from the NBA D-League on Saturday.

      Advice: The young shooting guard has plenty of potential, but is not even close to being in the rotation in Dallas. Leave Ledo on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 9:16 am
    • Nick Young not happy with Steven Adams
      Nick Young was visibly upset after being ejected in the second half of Friday's loss to the Thunder, and is not happy with Thunder center Steven Adams.

      Advice: "I got caught up in the moment, but Adams is a sneaky, dirty player," Young said. "He started talking to me the whole game, but I didn't think I was going to get ejected. I lost my mind a little bit, checked into the crazy house." Swaggy P could be looking at a suspension from the league, and if he has to miss any time Wes Johnson would see a bump in his minutes, while Wayne Ellington could also see a larger role as well. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 20, 6:48 am
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • Jodie Meeks can't get it going
      Jodie Meeks could not get it going on Friday with four points, two boards, two assists and one block in 25 minutes.

      Advice: His minutes are increasing, but the performance hasn't been there. Meeks should be able to hold value in standard leagues once he gathers some momentum, so his owners should stick with him unless it's to add a hot free agent. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 10:11 pm
    • Nick Young gets tossed for flagrant 2 foul
      Nick Young was ejected in the second half on Friday for a flagrant 2 foul.

      Advice: He elbowed Steven Adams in the throat and this was an easy call for the refs. Young could be looking at a suspension from this one, so Wes Johnson and Wayne Ellington may see more playing time on Sunday. Swaggy P finished with 11 points, two rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 9:32 pm
      6:30 pm vs Pho
    • Shabazz Muhammad drops 26-5-5 vs. BOS
      Shabazz Muhammad was excellent in his first start at shooting guard on Friday, scoring 26 points with five boards, five assists and two 3-pointers on 11-of-15 from the field.

      Advice: The triples were a very nice surprise and he also had a career high in dimes. Muhammad played 38 minutes tonight and he's going to play in the mid-30s most nights going forward. He's not going to be this good, but he should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 7:48 pm
    • Landry Fields gets stitches, out for game
      Landry Fields received stitches to his head on Friday and will not return.

      Advice: He had a scary fall and might have suffered a concussion. Fields was in the starting lineup for the Raptors, so they might need to mix it up. James Johnson replaced Fields at the time of the injury and would make the most sense. He's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 6:26 pm
      Injured
      6:00 pm @ Den
    • George Hill (knee) practices on Friday
      George Hill (knee, quad) participated during Friday's practice, and ran with the starters towards the end with C.J. Watson (sinus infection) unable to finish the session.

      Advice: Slowly but surely Hill is nearing a return. He's likely going to start out slow after being sidelined for over a month, but he offers enough upside to warrant a stash in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 4:45 pm
    • Shabazz Muhammad will start at shooting guard
      Shabazz Muhammad will start at shooting guard against the Friday against the Celtics.

      Advice: He is getting the ball a ton and was the primary weapon in the second unit. Muhammad is a ball-dominant player, but he does have 64.9 of his baskets coming off an assist. The scoring makes him worth a look in standard leagues and his owners should just hope he starts adding more stats. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 3:10 pm
    • Shawn Marion will come off the bench
      Shawn Marion will come off the bench on Friday night.

      Advice: He's likely to stay there as the Cavs look to add some offense and spacing to their starting unit. Marion's usage rate was in the toilet anyway, so a move to the bench won't hurt his low fantasy value much. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 2:55 pm
      New Player Note
      Shawn Marion Cle - SG,SF,PF
      Injured
      L, 103-80 vs Det
    • Jeff Taylor is active for Friday night
      Jeff Taylor is active to face the 76ers on Friday.

      Advice: It will be his first game on the active list since being suspended for 24 games. His suspension ended on Wednesday and he was inactive. Taylor might get some run with Lance Stephenson (hip) out. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 1:28 pm
    • Shabazz Muhammad time in Minnesota?
      Shabazz Muhammad is expected to get more playing time with the trade of Corey Brewer.

      Advice: He's played very well and has a superstar-like usage rate of 29.2 over his last seven games. Muhammad has also been playing more time at small forward these days, so that bodes very well for his outlook. He's not going to do much outside of scoring, but he does have two three-steal games in his last four. 'Bazz is better suited for points leagues, but he's worth a look in standards, as well. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 11:52 am
    • Shabazz Muhammad headed for starting lineup?
      According to beat reporter Jerry Zgoda, Flip Saunders has been contemplating inserting Shabazz Muhammad into the starting lineup to add some scoring to start the games.

      Advice: This is an interesting report, and with trade rumors swirling around Corey Brewer, Muhammad is worth a speculative add in standard leagues. Over the past two weeks, Muhammad is averaging 18.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.0 steal per game while shooting 50.0 percent from the field and 69.8 percent from the line (on 6.1 attempts). However, his value would take a hit once Kevin Martin (wrist) returns. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 19, 9:31 am
    • Stephen Curry goes off with 34 points in win
      Stephen Curry had one of his patented explosions against the Thunder during a 114-109 win on Thursday, scoring 34 points with seven rebounds, nine assists, four steals, one block and five 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

      Advice: The Thunder came out firing with a 40-point first quarter, but Curry got it going. He did have a minor ankle scare tonight and it did not cause him to miss time. On top of the obvious treys, Curry has career highs in free throw makes, rebounds, steals, usage rate and true shooting percentage. Superstar. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 11:11 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo played 37 minutes
      Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) played 37 minutes against the Kings during a 108-107 win on Thursday with 11 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block on 4-of-5 from the field.

      Advice: The minutes jump off the page and the Alphabet has been freed. He should be able to get all the minutes he can handle and his offensive efficiency has taken some major steps forward, so he just needs to get his blocks and steals back. Those were two of his best assets last season, so there is certainly enough upside to own him in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 10:34 pm
    • Jared Dudley scores season-high 19 points
      Jared Dudley scored a season-high 19 points against the Kings on Thursday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He had season highs in field goal attempts and free throw attempts in what was obviously his best game. Dudley has barely been shooting the rock while he's been out there and only had 0.8 triples per game in his previous eight games this month. This rotation is going to be a mess, so he's not a standard league target based on this game alone. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 10:26 pm
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. makes five treys, scores 23
      Tim Hardaway Jr. handed out a career-high five assists against the Bulls on Thursday, adding 23 points, two rebounds, one steal and five 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: It was just like summer league with the lack of talent on the wings for the Knicks tonight. Hardaway Jr. has really come a long way from his catch-and-shoot days in his rookie season and has become a well-rounded scorer with better passing, as well. He'll need to improve a little more in scoring off the dribble, but his output in triples should give him enough value to keep him owned in standard leagues while Carmelo Anthony (knee) is on the shelf. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 7:39 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo will start on Thursday
      Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) will start against the Kings on Thursday.

      Advice: Everything must have went well in warmups and it must be nice to be a 19-year-old professional basketball player. Antetokounmpo was going off on Wednesday before his injury, so his owners should have decent expectations tonight. He should be owned in all leagues. Khris Middleton takes a hit. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 5:56 pm
    • Antetokounmpo (ankle) questionable Thursday
      Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: If Giannis isn't able to go, Khris Middleton, O.J. Mayo, and Jared Dudley would be in line for extended minutes with Middleton and Mayo offering the most upside. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 11:28 am
    • James Young's shoulder improving w/treatment
      James Young (shoulder) said his separated right shoulder is improving with treatment.

      Advice: Young also added that he's been able to begin basketball activities, but remains without a return timetable. The rookie is part of the Celtics' future plans, but that doesn't include the 2014-15 season so fantasy owners outside of dynasty leagues can feel free to move to the next news item. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 9:58 am
    • Mavericks reassign Ricky Ledo to D-League
      Mavericks reassign Ricky Ledo to D-League.

      Advice: Ledo will again join the Texas Legends as Dallas continues to shuffle him back and forth between the Mavericks and the D-League. Fantasy owners can feel free to ignore this news. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 18, 9:54 am
    • C.J. Miles scores 17 in loss to Clippers
      C.J. Miles came off the bench to hit 6-of-14 shots and two 3-pointers for 17 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: He had 20 points and three 3-pointers on Monday night, and had a 30-point game on December 10. He appears to be over his knee injury and it would not be surprising to see him replace Solomon Hill in the starting lineup at some point in the near future. He's a streaky shooter and has trouble staying healthy, so make sure you can handle the headaches that are coming if you pick him up. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 17, 11:45 pm
      Injured
    • Rodney Stuckey cools off against Clippers
      Rodney Stuckey, who torched the Lakers for 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven dimes on Monday, had just 12 points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal on 6-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

      Advice: The Lakers are awful against opposing guards, so tonight's line is probably a more realistic expectation from Stuckey going forward. But as long as he's starting for the Pacers, he's worth owning in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 17, 11:34 pm
      Injured
    • Jared Dudley scores three points in start
      Jared Dudley scored three points in 27 minutes during a start against the Blazers on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, five assists and one steal.

      Advice: He committed four fouls and wasn't as involved in the offense nearly as much. Dudley's usage rate is extremely low, so he's not going to be asked to score much. His assists are fairly high for a guy with his role, but it's still not enough to move the needle enough to grab him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 17, 10:51 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo's injury is not serious
      Giannis Antetokounmpo's left ankle injury is not considered serious and there is a chance he plays against the Kings on Thursday.

      Advice: This is great news. The Bucks absolutely need Antetokounmpo back with Jabari Parker (knee) out for the season. Obviously, this positive outlook could change quickly and he is very questionable to play in a late game. If he's out, Khris Middleton would start and have decent value in standard leagues. Jared Dudley would also gain value. Rotoworld.com
      Dec 17, 10:43 pm
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