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  • Report: PHI showing interest in Blake Griffin
    The 76ers had discussions with the Clippers about Blake Griffin, according to Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio.

    Advice: OK. First and foremost, a discussion about a trade doesn't seem like much. Secondly, the 76ers dealing for Griffin would be one of the most shocking developments of all time. For now, it's safe to assume this won't happen. Today, 12:10 pm
  • Ezeli and McAdoo out for OKC showdown
    Festus Ezeli (knee) and James Michael McAdoo (toe) are out against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: The loss of Ezeli doesn't sting too badly with Andrew Bogut healthy for this game. Expect to see a lot of the NBA's best lineup when the Warriors go small, so that helps Andre Iguodala slightly. Ezeli isn't a fantasy option. Today, 11:47 am
  • Kevin Garnett likely out through break?
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is not close to a return.

    Advice: Coach Sam Mitchell said he likes the rotation as is. That means Gorgui Dieng should be locked in to the starting lineup. His scoring is way up, but Dieng's blocks have fallen off. He should be owned in all leagues. Today, 11:33 am
  • Martin, Garnett & Pekovic not close to return
    Coach Sam Mitchell said the Kevin Martin (wrist), Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle, foot) are not close to returning.

    Advice: "I love the way we're playing right now," Mitchell said. In other words, those guys are basically out of the rotation. This is terrific news for Zach LaVine and Gorgui Dieng. Martin is on the trade block for next to nothing and will need to be dealt to have value. Today, 11:30 am
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) says he will play Friday
    Jimmy Butler (knee) said he will play against the Nuggets on Friday and is now listed as probable.

    Advice: This is somewhat surprising after the Bulls said they wanted to be smart with Butler's knee. This isn't an official "will play" piece of news, but he's looking good to give it a go. That makes E'Twaun Moore less appealing tonight while Tony Snell will move back to the bench. We'll confirm this news as the days goes on. Today, 11:18 am
  • LAC had talks with DEN about Blake Griffin?
    The Clippers reportedly discussed a Blake Griffin trade with the Nuggets according to Mitch Lawrence of Sirius XM Radio.

    Advice: It's not clear what pieces were involved in the reported talks, but it would likely take a massive offer from the Nuggets to get the ball rolling. Nothing is imminent by any means, so take this report with a grain of salt until we hear something more concrete. Today, 11:09 am
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) is a game-time call
    Jimmy Butler (knee) is a game-time call against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He made it through the morning shootaround and is feeling a little better, but he wants to test his knee out in pre-game warmups before making a final decision. For what it's worth, Butler believes that he will be able to play. If he is cleared to go, Tony Snell will return to the bench and Derrick Rose's value will take a hit. Today, 10:50 am
  • Devin Harris (toe) has begun shooting again
    Devin Harris (toe) visited a specialist in New York and said that he's still experiencing nerve issues in his toe.

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

    Advice: "It was all difficult," Parker said. "Getting your rhythm back, getting your wind back. Getting a feel for the game. Being able to develop a role now because guys weren't used to playing with me." Parker missed most of his rookie season after tearing his ACL, so it's not a surprise that he's still finding his role with Bucks. Milwaukee is rumored to be shopping Michael Carter-Williams and Greg Monroe before the deadline, so a trade could open up more responsibility for Parker on the offensive end. He's averaging 11.4 points and 4.6 boards on 49.2 percent shooting from the field. Today, 10:22 am
  • Jazz sign Erick Green to 10-day deal
    The Jazz have signed G Erick Green to another 10-day contract.

    Advice: He has made just two brief appearances for the Jazz and that may not change while Raul Neto and Trey Burke are healthy. Leave Green on the wire. Today, 9:56 am
  • Nuggets looking to deal Joffrey Lauvergne?
    The Nuggets would reportedly want a late first-round pick in exchange for Joffrey Lauvergne.

    Advice: King Joffrey is behind Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic on the depth chart, so it wouldn't be a surprise if the Nuggets tried to deal him at the deadline. Nothing is imminent at the moment, so there's no real reason to stash Lauvergne in most formats. The 24-year-old center is averaging 7.8 points and 5.2 boards in 17.6 minutes per game this season. Today, 9:35 am
  • Hassan Whiteside will come off the bench
    Hassan Whiteside will come off the bench again on Friday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra declined to comment if this would be a permanent move, but the Heat are likely just being cautious with the oft-injured big man. Whiteside played just 17 minutes on Wednesday, piling up 10 points with nine rebounds, one steal and five blocks. Whether he starts or not, Whiteside is a must-start player. As for Amare Stoudemire, he could continue to have some value in deeper leagues moving forward, but he will have to stay healthy. Today, 9:05 am
  • Jameer Nelson (wrist) has no timetable
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) still doesn't have a clear timetable to return.

    Advice: "I'm just waiting on some things to get resolved to see what's next, what's best for it and how we approach the next step," Nelson said. "I'm always going to be honest with Coach, the organization and the training staff. I just told them I was hurting." The veteran has already missed eight games because of his wrist this season, so the Nuggets won't rush him back. Emmanuel Mudiay and Randy Foye will continue to pick up the slack in his absence. Today, 8:53 am
  • Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) out Friday
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play on Friday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This will be his second straight game on the shelf and the Cavs shouldn't be in any hurry to rush him back. Mo Williams played just 11 minutes on Wednesday as the backup point guard, so there's no real reason to consider him outside of deeper leagues. Today, 8:06 am
  • Jae Crowder (ankle) is a game-time call
    Jae Crowder (ankle) is a game-time call on Friday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He sprained his ankle on Wednesday vs. the Pistons, but he did say that he is expecting to play. Regardless, Crowder will not go through shootaround and is a true game-time call, so his owners should have a backup plan ready just in case. If Crowder sits, expect Evan Turner and Marcus Smart to see an uptick in minutes. Today, 8:05 am
  • Rockets gauging interest in Dwight Howard?
    According to Yahoo Sports, the Rockets have been gauging interest in Dwight Howard.

    Advice: The Celtics were one of the teams involved, but those talks have cooled because they don't want to part with any of their key assets or picks. The Rockets have downplayed the rumors, but if they didn't then that would reduce their leverage in trade talks. Howard is 30 years old with back and knee concerns, so several teams around the league would be hesitant to take a chance on him, especially considering he will be a free agent this summer. Today, 7:58 am
  • Deron Williams (hip) listed as questionable
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) has been listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Coach Rick Carlisle is "hopeful" to have him back in the lineup and Williams said on Thursday that he would give it a go, but we should have a concrete answer after the Mavs' shootaround. For now, it sounds safe to pencil him back into lineups. J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will lose some value if D-Will plays. Today, 7:05 am
  • Clint Capela returned to action on Thursday February 4. Yesterday, 11:40 pm
  • Kyle Lowry scores 30 with seven triples
    Kyle Lowry buried seven 3-pointers during a 110-103 win over the Blazers on Thursday, scoring 30 points with six rebounds, eight assists, two steals, two blocks and seven turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: It's pretty cool to see Lowry lead the Eastern Conference in 3-pointers and he'll be representing Toronto in the 3-point contest next weekend. He made just 26.4 percent of his 3-pointers in the first four years of his career (2006-10), so nobody saw this coming back then. He's up to 39.7 percent from three this year and is the No. 7 player in standard leagues because of it. Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 in loss
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points with five rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday during a 110-103 loss.

    Advice: The assists have been really nice for Lillard with three double-digit dime games in his last five. The should-be All-Star's team losing this one drops them out of the eighth seed with Utah moving up. It'll be interesting to see what the Blazers do at the deadline, but it won't affect Lillard. Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores 17 points
    Allen Crabbe scored 17 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: He's been terrific and the Cal product is really going to put some pressure on the Blazers this summer when it comes time to sign him. Crabbe has sixth-round value in standard leagues in 2016, so he's worth owning right now. Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Moe Harkless starts in loss
    Moe Harkless scored two points with one rebound, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 16 minutes during a start against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: He didn't really have an impact with just one shot from the field. With Gerald Henderson back and on the block, don't expect Harkless to play much. Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Tarik Black scores four in 16 minutes
    Tarik Black (foot) scored four points in 16 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday with two rebounds.

    Advice: His foot injury didn't bother him. The Lakers are playing Black at power forward and center, but he's not a great add in almost any league. Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Norris Cole scores two points in 13 minutes
    Norris Cole scored two points on 1-of-10 from the field against the Lakers on Thursday, adding two assists, two steals and one turnover in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He was in foul trouble tonight and coach Alvin Gentry just opted to keep him out. Cole had some major problems with consistency in his Miami days, but he's been fine up until tonight. He's only a low-end guy and should hold some value while Tyreke Evans (knee) is without a timetable. Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 17 points vs. LA
    Ryan Anderson scored 17 points with four rebounds and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: The shots will be there for Anderson, especially with Tyreke Evans (knee) without a timetable. He'll likely flirt with top-50 value going forward as one of the top-10 in treys. Despite coming off the bench, a trade might hurt his value. Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • James Harden scores just 17 points
    James Harden was quiet during a 111-105 win over the Suns on Thursday, scoring 17 points with nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 4-of-19 from the field.

    Advice: Interestingly, coach J.B. Bickerstaff pulled all of his starters four minutes into the the game because of sloppy play. They obviously turned it around, though. Harden usually lights up the Suns and he is also solid on the road, so this is a shocking letdown. He'll be fine and should be a top-five player going forward in standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Trevor Ariza goes off again, scores 22
    Trevor Ariza went off again with 22 points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals and three 3-pointers against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: He was killer as a power forward last year with Kevin McHale, but now he's rolling in that role again with coach J.B. Bickerstaff. Since being shifted to power forward back on Jan. 22, he averaged 17.9 points, 4.3 boards, 2.5 assists, 2.4 steals and 3.8 treys. That's good for top-10 value in that span and has boosted him to fourth-round value on the year now. If you bought low, you look really smart. Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Clint Capela scores 10 points
    Clint Capela scored 10 points with four rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: He did not play next to Dwight Howard at all and those days might be done. Capela isn't the greatest per-minute guy and those are trending down, too. He's a drop candidate unless you want to use him as Dwight Howard insurance. Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Dwight Howard scores 5, doesn't get ejected
    Dwight Howard scored five points with 16 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 33 minutes against the Suns.

    Advice: Hey, at least he didn't get ejected tonight. Howard's minutes were solid at 33, but Alex Len played nice defense on him. He'll be fine as long as he avoids getting more technical fouls. Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Moe Harkless is starting against Raptors
    Moe Harkless will start against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Terry Stotts was always going to go small for at least some of this game, so he'll get an early jump here. Harkless isn't a fantasy option right now. Yesterday, 7:06 pm
  • Clint Capela (hip) cleared to play vs. PHX
    Clint Capela (hip) has been cleared to play against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: He will come off the bench behind Dwight Howard, who hasn't finished a game in over a week due to ejections and a suspension. The Rockets are likely going to go small a lot, so Capela isn't a great fantasy asset right now. Yesterday, 4:34 pm
  • Clippers could punish Blake?
    Owner Steve Ballmer said "there needs to be consequences" for Blake Griffin's incident last week.

    Advice: "It's the right thing to do," Ballmer said. The league is also looking at a punishment for Blake, so he might get at least a game or two. He is out for this month and could make it back for next month. Wes Johnson has been the best pickup by far. Yesterday, 4:12 pm
  • Jameer Nelson (wrist) out Friday vs. Chicago
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. Chicago.

    Advice: Nelson doesn't have a clear return date, and he's a pretty low-upside guy to own with Emmanuel Mudiay healthy. Leave him on the wire. Yesterday, 3:23 pm
  • Butler says he'll be cautious w/ knee injury
    Jimmy Butler, who is listed as questionable for Friday's game in Denver, said that he's going to take a cautious approach with his left knee injury.

    Advice: "It’s disappointing, but I’ve got to think big picture,’’ Butler said. "I’ve got to take care of my body. My trainer was here and he was like, ‘Look, you’ve got to do what’s right for your body.’ So I talked to the coaches and we thought it was best [I didn't play Wednesday in Sacramento.]" Butler did reportedly feel better on Thursday, and said that he'll test his knee during Friday morning's shootaorund, so expect another update then. Derrick Rose and E'Twuan Moore will benefit if Jimmy is out Friday. Yesterday, 2:15 pm
  • Report: Rockets intend to keep Dwight Howard
    The Rockets reportedly have no intention of trading away Dwight Howard.

    Advice: Howard's name has been popping up in the rumor mill as of late, but for now, it would appear that the trade speculation involving big D-12 is nothing more than rumors. Howard would prefer to remain in Houston, and one source of ESPN insists that the Rockets have yet to have any "meaningful conversations" regarding Dwight. Yesterday, 1:19 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) questionable for Friday
    Jimmy Butler (left knee) is questionable to play Friday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Butler spent Wednesday's game vs. the Kings on the sidelines, and the Bulls don't necessarily need him to pull out a win vs. the Nuggets, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him take another night off. If Butler is out, Tony Snell would start, and E'Twaun Moore would look to build off his career-high 24-point performance. Derrick Rose would also shoulder a heavier load on offense. Yesterday, 12:46 pm
  • Clint Capela (hip) a game-time decision Thurs
    Clint Capela (left hip flexor, thigh) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Donatas Motiejunas said that the reason he's headed back to the D-League on Thursday is because "Clint is healthy," and Capela reportedly ran around at shootaround with "little difficulty," so it sounds like he'll be out there tonight. With Clint active, Marcus Thornton's minutes will likely take the biggest hit. Yesterday, 12:43 pm
  • Deron Williams (hip) says he'll play Friday
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) said after Thursday's practice that he'll play Friday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle wouldn't officially confirm Williams' status, but he did say he was hopeful Deron would be out there, so it's looking like he'll play vs. the Spurs. With Williams active, J.J. Barea will return to the bench and Raymond Felton's minutes will take a hit. Owners should check back for official confirmation on Deron following Friday morning's shootaround. Yesterday, 12:17 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) ruled out for Friday
    Devin Harris (left toe) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: It doesn't seem likely that Harris will be able to play Saturday vs. the Grizzlies either, and it'll be Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea picking up some extra run in his absence. Harris belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Yesterday, 11:49 am
  • Carlisle hopeful Williams can play Friday
    Rick Carlisle said that he's hopeful to have Deron Williams (right hip contusion) available for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Williams sat out Wednesday's game with the hip injury, but he was moving around better at shootaround, and he said after Thursday's practice that he'll play on Friday. Williams return to the lineup would result in J.J. Barea heading back to the bench, and there would be less minutes available for Raymond Felton. Check back for another update on Williams following Friday morning's shootaround, but it sounds like he'll be out there. Yesterday, 11:48 am
  • Clint Capela (hip) moving well at shootaround
    Clint Capela (left hip flexor, thigh) was moving well during Thursday morning's shootaround, according to beat reporter Jonathan Feigen.

    Advice: The Rockets sent Donatas Motiejunas back to the D-League on Thursday, which could be an indication that Capela is feeling good enough to play. We'll have another update on his status closer to tip-off, but if Capela is out there, there will be less minutes available for Josh Smith and Marcus Thornton. Yesterday, 11:23 am
  • Tarik Black (foot) expected to play Thursday
    Tarik Black (foot) is expected to play Thursday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Black doesn't play enough minutes in Los Angeles to matter in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Yesterday, 11:09 am
  • Hassan Whiteside feels fine playing w/padding
    Hassan Whiteside (oblique) played with extra padding on Wednesday and said he felt fine after the game.

    Advice: Whiteside only played 17 minutes on Wednesday, but was able to put up 10 points, nine rebounds, one steal, and five blocks in limited action. "It's weird, but it's ok. I can still dunk on people," Whiteside said of the extra padding. Whiteside is still getting over his injury, but his stat line from Wednesday shows he's a must-start player as long as he's on the court. Yesterday, 6:58 am
  • Dwight Howard shoots down trade rumors
    Dwight Howard attempted to shoot down trade rumors involving the Celtics.

    Advice: There had been reports that the Celtics were interested in acquiring Howard's services, but D-12 did his best to downplay those rumors. "There's always going into be rumors and speculation," Howard said. "I don't want to pay attention to it. I didn't say it. What can I do? There's nothing I can say." Howard can opt-out of his contract after the season, so there is some incentive for the Rockets to explore his trade value. For now, fantasy owners should continue to start Howard as long as he's healthy as he's averaging 14.4 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, and 1.0 steals on 60.8 percent shooting from the field. Yesterday, 6:46 am
  • Crowder rolls ankle, but says he's OK
    Jae Crowder sprained his ankle on Wednesday against the Pistons, but said after the game that he expects to play on Friday after momentarily being crumpled in pain after Marcus Morris fell onto his lower leg.

    Advice: "I’m a little banged up but it’s a part of it and it’s about that time of the season where a lot of guys are getting nicks and knacks," he said. "But I’ll take care of my body the next few days and get ready for the next one." Crowder had 12 points, six boards and four steals in the win, and the Celtics play at Cleveland on Friday, so owners will want to check back and make sure Crowder's good to go. He came into Wednesday's game with a calf injury, but was able to play through it. Yesterday, 1:43 am
  • Norris Cole scores 14 vs. Spurs
    Norris Cole scored 14 points with four rebounds, nine assists, one steal and two turnovers in 34 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He continues to surprise with the increased assists, averaging 7.5 per game in his last four. Cole has put up seventh-round value in that span, which is pretty close to his ceiling. That's still enough to give him a long look until we see Tyreke Evans (knee) back on the court. Wednesday, 9:27 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside hits all 5 shots in return
    Hassan Whiteside returned from an oblique injury on Wednesday and hit 5-of-5 shots for 10 points, nine rebounds, a steal and five blocks in just 17 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Wow. That's quite a stat line for just 17 minutes of action and it's time to get him back into your lineup ASAP. He missed his previous six games due to the injury, and most of a seventh, so tonight's line was great to see, especially considering the low minutes. Wednesday, 8:56 pm
  • KG out again for Wednesday night
    Kevin Garnett will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Wolves should probably do us all a favor and rule him out to the break. Garnett can be ignored in all leagues. Wednesday, 6:11 pm
  • Martin, Garnett and Pekovic all out vs. Clips
    Kevin Martin (wrist), Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (foot) will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The severity of Martin's injury isn't known, but he might not even be in the rotation upon his return anyway. Leave him on the wire. Zach LaVine should get 30 minutes or so and is worth holding in standard leagues. Wednesday, 6:09 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) is out for Wednesday
    Jimmy Butler (left knee) is out Wednesday against the Kings due to injury.

    Advice: He has some tendinitis and a sore knee, which occurred when he banged knees in Utah on Monday. The Bulls will not have an MRI for Butler and it sounds minor for now. The Bulls will almost certainly start Tony Snell next to E'Twaun Moore. Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol will be very busy tonight. Wednesday, 5:33 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside warming up, intends to play
    Hassan Whiteside (hip) is warming up with the intention to play against the Mavs.

    Advice: If he can give it a go, he will likely come off the bench. Whiteside will likely have his minutes monitored, as well. His return would also mean less burn for Amare Stoudemire and most of the wings. Wednesday, 4:05 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play
    Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is going to rest his bothersome hamstring and it sounds like it's precautionary. The Cavs figure to get Mo Williams back in the rotation tonight, but he's not a reliable fantasy option unless you are hoping for garbage time against a shorthanded Hornets team. Wednesday, 2:57 pm
  • Jae Crowder (calf) good to go
    Jae Crowder (calf) is ready to play on Wednesday against the Pistons.

    Advice: He was never in doubt, but the team did mention as they announced actives. Crowder should be close to 30 minutes tonight in a slightly sub-par matchup for him. Wednesday, 2:53 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) a game-time call
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) is a game-time decision to face the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been fighting the issue for a week and only played 12 minutes on Monday, so perhaps this hamstring issue explains why. The Cavs don't need Dellavedova too much right now and could opt to throw Mo Williams back in the rotation. We'll have another update shortly. Wednesday, 2:39 pm
  • Tarik Black (left foot) probable for Thursday
    Tarik Black had an X-ray on his left foot and the results were negative.

    Advice: It's good news and he's probable to play on Thursday. Black is getting some minutes now with Larry Nance out and temporarily ahead of Ryan Kelly. He can be ignored in most leagues. Wednesday, 12:04 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (leg) doubtful vs. LAC
    Kevin Garnett (right knee) is doubtful to play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is probably not going to play, which puts Gorgui Dieng in the starting lineup. Garnett can be ignored in fantasy leagues. Wednesday, 11:39 am
  • Kevin Martin (wrist) questionable vs. LAC
    Kevin Martin (wrist) is questionable to play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was questionable for Tuesday and did not play. Martin has been out since Jan. 23 and he's also very likely to be traded. If he does play, Zach LaVine may play a little less. Martin is probably closer to doubtful for this one. Wednesday, 11:34 am
  • Report: Dwight Howard to Boston unlikely
    The reported talks between Boston and Houston revolving around Dwight Howard are unlikely to advance past the discussion phase, according to sources of A. Sherrod Blakely.

    Advice: Boston is reportedly looking to add a low-post scorer so that they can become more efficient in halfcourt sets, but both health and attitude concerns for the 30-year-old veteran have the Celtics hesitant to give up much to land big D-12. He's also likely to opt-out of his contract this offseason in order to hit free agency, so it doesn't seem likely that the Celtics will give up meaningful assets for what could be a half-year rental. Wednesday, 10:37 am
  • Hassan Whiteside (hip) questionable Wednesday
    Hassan Whiteside (hip) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavs.

    Advice: Whiteside said on Tuesday that he's no longer experiencing pain in his hip, so perhaps he's able to get back on the floor tonight. For what it's worth, the Heat are currently listing Amare Stoudemire as a starter, although the game notes (particularly out of Miami) tend to be unreliable. Check back for another update on Hassan closer to Wednesday's tip. Wednesday, 10:05 am
  • Clint Capela (hip) questionable for Thursday
    Clint Capela (left hip flexor, thigh) is questionable to play Thursday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: If Capela is unable to give it a go tomorrow, look for Josh Smith and Terrence Jones to see an uptick in minutes, with Smith offering the most upside. Houston could also go with some more small ball lineups against the up-tempo Suns, which would result in Corey Brewer and Marcus Thornton getting some extended run. Wednesday, 10:02 am
  • Jameer Nelson (wrist) out Wednesday vs. Utah
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) will not play Wednesday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: With Jameer on the sidelines Wednesday night, Emmanuel Mudiay figures to log minutes in the high-30s with Randy Foye having the opportunity for some extended run off the bench. Nelson belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Wednesday, 9:51 am
  • Devin Harris (toe) ruled out for Wednesday
    Devin Harris (toe) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said that Harris will be doubtful for the next couple of games, so it doesn't sound like he'll be available for Friday's game vs. the Spurs or Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies. Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea will continue to earn some extended run in Harris' absence. Wednesday, 9:38 am
  • Deron Williams (hip) out Wednesday vs. Miami
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Williams was moving around better during Wednesday morning's shootaround, but the Mavs won't rush anything with the oft-injured point guard. It'll be Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea seeing an uptick in minutes tonight with both Williams and Devin Harris (toe) out, with Barea likely to enter the starting lineup. The Mavs play the Spurs on Friday, so we'll be considering Williams questionable for that one. Wednesday, 9:37 am
  • NBA rescinds one technical foul for Howard
    The league has decided to rescind one technical foul for Dwight Howard, bringing his total for the season down to 11.

    Advice: Howard is going to need to do a much better job of controlling his emotions as he was ejected in back-to-back games to close out the month of January, and he was also suspended for Tuesday's game for making contact with an official during Saturday’s loss to the Wizards. If D12 gets to 16 techs, he'll face another one-game suspension. Wednesday, 8:58 am
  • Devin Harris (toe) questionable for Wednesday
    Devin Harris (sprained left big toe) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: With both Harris and Deron Williams (hip) being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game, J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton could be in line for a healthy heaping of minutes tonight if both those guards can't give it a go. Barea will likely start if Williams is unavailable, and he'd be someone to consider in DFS. Wednesday, 7:11 am
  • Deron Williams (hip) questionable Wednesday
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Williams was forced out of Monday's loss to the Hawks with the hip injury, and Rick Carlisle said after the game that he was "concerned" about the injury, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Dallas err on the side of caution with the oft-injured point guard and keep him out of Wednesday's game. J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will benefit if Williams is forced to miss any time. Wednesday, 7:04 am
  • Report: Boston interested in Dwight Howard?
    The Celtics have reportedly reached out to the Rockets to discuss the availability of Dwight Howard.

    Advice: At 30 years old, and set to hit free agency this offseason, Dwight isn't a great fit at all with the Celtics. It doesn't seem very likely that Celtics GM Danny Ainge would be willing to give up much to land the Houston big man, so it doesn't seem likely that anything will come of this report. Wednesday, 5:54 am
  • Jabari Parker struggles with foul trouble
    Jabari Parker picked up three fouls in the first half of Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers, finishing with six points, one board, one assist, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: His playing time didn't really suffer because of the foul trouble as he played 21 minutes in the second half as the Bucks tried to rally. Parker did score a total of 33 points in his previous two games (16.5 ppg), so his owners shouldn't cut him for one bad performance. He's a low-end player in standard leagues, but hopefully the Bucks will feature him on offense more down the stretch. Tuesday, 10:20 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 14 w/ 12 dimes
    Damian Lillard scored 14 points with 12 assists, five boards and three turnovers in Tuesday's win over the Bucks.

    Advice: C.J. McCollum carried the Blazers with 30 points, so Lillard was happy to be the facilitator and he was able to record his tenth double-double of the season. Lillard and McCollum have the Blazers right in the middle of the playoff race, and they also became one of three pairs of teammates to have 1,000 points each along with Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan of Toronto and Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson of the Warriors. Tuesday, 9:48 pm
  • Kyle Lowry bounces back after off night
    Kyle Lowry bounced back from Monday's poor game with 26 points, three rebounds, four assists, two steals and five 3-pointers on 8-of-15 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Suns.

    Advice: The Suns tend to make everyone look good and while this was much better than Monday's 10-point game, owners are looking for more than four dimes from their superstar. At least the five 3-pointers helped offset the lack of threes and boards. DeMar DeRozan added 22 points in the win. Tuesday, 8:39 pm
  • James Harden hands out season-high 14 dimes
    James Harden hit 10-of-19 shots and three 3-pointers on his way to 26 points, four rebounds, a season-high 14 assists, two steals and a block in Tuesday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: It wasn't a 40-point bomb like he dropped on Saturday, but it was pretty darn good. And don't look now, but he's hit at least half his shots in four of his last five games. Tuesday, 8:24 pm
  • Trevor Ariza scores 9, but fills stat sheet
    Trevor Ariza hit just 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer, but finished Tuesday's game with nine points, four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.

    Advice: He wasn't great tonight, but did a little bit of everything, salvaging a decent line. He was red hot a week ago, but has scored nine or fewer points in three of his last four games. He should go on another hot streak at some point, but it's anyone's guess as to when it happens. Tuesday, 8:19 pm
  • Jae Crowder scores 16 in Celtics win
    Jae Crowder played through a calf injury and hit 6-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 16 points, five rebounds and a steal on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was iffy coming in with the injury but looked fine tonight. Get him back in your lineup. Tuesday, 8:00 pm
  • Kevin Martin (wrist) out for Tuesday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers as expected.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable but coach Sam Mitchell never expected him to play. K-Mart is likely going to be traded, but he isn't worth stashing in almost any format at the moment. Zach LaVine will benefit on Tuesday and from here on out. Tuesday, 6:42 pm
  • Jae Crowder (shin/calf) will start Tuesday
    Jae Crowder (shin/calf) will start on Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Crowder is a little banged up and won't be 100 percent, but he was cleared to play earlier in the day and should see his normal workload. Get him in your lineups and we will let you know how he holds up after the game. Tuesday, 4:35 pm
  • Clint Capela, Montrezl Harrell out Tuesday
    Clint Capela (thigh) and Montrezl Harrell (illness) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Josh Smith is expected to start at center, but Terrence Jones will likely split minutes with him. Capela is day-to-day, but he isn't worth picking up in most leagues because Dwight Howard is dealing with just a one-game suspension. Tuesday, 4:15 pm
  • Jae Crowder (calf) expected to play Tuesday
    Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that he thinks Jae Crowder (shin/calf) will play Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Stevens added that Crowder has been cleared to play after suffering the injury to his calf/shin during Monday's practice, so owners can feel free to get him active for tonight's favorable matchup with the Knicks. Tuesday, 3:08 pm
  • Clint Capela (thigh) questionable for Tuesday
    Clint Capela (thigh) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: With Dwight Howard (suspension) set to spend Tuesday's game on the sidelines, Terrence Jones could make his way back into the rotation tonight if Capela is unable to play, and there would be more minutes available for Josh Smith. The Rockets would also likely go with a lot of small ball lineups sans Capela, which would translate to more minutes for Corey Brewer and Marcus Thornton. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 2:07 pm
  • Kevin Martin (wrist) questionable for Tuesday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, although head coach Sam Mitchell said he didn't think he would play.

    Advice: Martin should be listed as doubtful here, and it would be very surprising to see him take the court tonight. We should have official confirmation soon enough, but Zach LaVine will be the primary beneficiary with Martin likely on the sidelines Tuesday night, and he's on the radar in DFS with a favorable matchup against the Lakers. Tuesday, 1:07 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (leg) out Tuesday vs. Lakers
    Kevin Garnett (leg) will not play Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Garnett said that it's his right leg, and not specifically his right knee that has been bothering him, but he added that it's been feeling better and he expects to get back on the court "soon." His next opportunity to play will come Wednesday vs. the Clippers, so we'll be considering him questionable for that one. However, Garnett is only playing 14.7 minutes per game this season, so there's no reason to own him in any league. Tuesday, 12:29 pm
  • Whiteside no longer dealing with pain in hip
    The pain in Hassan Whiteside's hip has subsided, and he reportedly looked "fluid" while going through some 3-on-3 work during a recent practice.

    Advice: Whiteside won't play Tuesday vs. the Rockets, but he's progressing well, so there's a chance he's able to get back on the court for Wednesday's game in Dallas. With Whiteside out vs. the Rockets, look for Justise Winslow to pick up some extra minutes with Amare Stoudemire filling in as the starting power forward. Loul Deng will also see some more touches on offense sans Whiteside. Tuesday, 12:22 pm
  • Jameer Nelson listed as 'out' for Wednesday
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) is being listed as "out" for Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: After returning from a six game absence, Nelson suffered a setback with his wrist, and it's looking like he's going to spend some extended time on the shelf. Emmanuel Mudiay will continue to get all the run he can handle with Nelson on the sidelines, with Randy Foye logging extended minutes off the bench. Nelson belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Tuesday, 11:24 am
  • Hassan Whiteside out vs Rockets on Tuesday
    Hassan Whiteside (hip) will miss Tuesday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: Whiteside was able to make the trip to Houston with the Rockets, but will be unable to suit up on Tuesday night. With Dwight Howard suspended, the Heat will likely go small against the Rockets, so we could see some more of Justise Winslow filling in for Whiteside along with starter Amare Stoudemire. Tuesday, 9:39 am
  • Clint Capela will start vs Heat on Tuesday
    Clint Capela will start against the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: Clint Capela will get the start against the Heat while Dwight Howard is suspended on Tuesday. Josh Smith and Terrence Jones will also get a one-game value boost, but Capela is the player to target as the starter on Tuesday. Tuesday, 9:29 am
  • Dwight Howard suspended for Tuesday vs MIA
    Dwight Howard has been suspended for Tuesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Howard will miss Tuesday's game for contacting an official during Saturday's game against the Wizards. Howard will be back for Thursday's game against the Suns, while Clint Capela, Josh Smith, and Terrence Jones will all see a boost in value on Tuesday night. Tuesday, 8:57 am
  • Deron Williams suffered hip-to-hip collision
    Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said Deron Williams (hip contusion) suffered a "hip-to-hip" collision in Monday's loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: Williams was walking with a noticeable limp after Monday's game and is considered day-to-day going forward. We'll have updates after shootaround on Wednesday, but J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton are both in line for more minutes if D-Will is unable to suit up against the Heat (and beyond) Tuesday, 7:28 am
  • Blake Griffin still waiting on discipline
    Blake Griffin (hand) is still waiting to hear from the league about his punishment from the league.

    Advice: The Clippers are hoping to hear from the league about Griffin's discipline soon, but a decision may not be imminent, according to sources. Griffin is expected to miss up to two months with a fractured right hand and will likely miss more time due to a suspension when he returns, so fantasy owners may not get him back until mid-to-late March. Short of having a a free IR spot, stashing Griffin could be a detrimental move for fantasy owners. Tuesday, 6:20 am
  • Jimmy Butler scores 26 points in 47 minutes
    Jimmy Butler scored 26 points in 47 minutes during a 105-96 overtime loss to the Jazz on Monday, scoring 26 points with seven rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Bulls went cold in OT and failed to hit any field goals. As for Butler, he did bang his knee tonight and was in some pain on the bench. Butler did not need to miss any time and there's no word of him dealing with any swelling after the game. The Bulls will travel to Sacramento for Wednesday and Butler should be all set for that one. Jimmy G. Buckets is a top-10 player so far this season. Monday, 10:33 pm
  • Jabari Parker scores 16 points in loss
    Jabari Parker scored 16 points with seven boards, two assists, two steals and two turnovers vs. the Kings on Monday.

    Advice: He was 8-of-12 from the field, but he didn't get to the free throw line in this one. Parker is basically the fourth option on offense behind Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greg Monroe and Khris Middleton, but even though he doesn't shoot 3-pointers he is still helping his owners enough in points, boards, FG percentage and FT percentage to warrant ownership in standard leagues. Monday, 9:47 pm
  • Norris Cole drops 23 points in loss
    Norris Cole scored 23 points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: He's been a pleasant surprise with some nice consistency. The ups and downs in Miami is why the Heat dumped him, but Cole has played with more control and is trusting his teammates more. His value will dip once Tyreke Evans (knee) comes back, but that might not happen any time soon. Monday, 9:10 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores just nine points
    Ryan Anderson scored just nine points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, four turnovers and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: The dip in usage was the big story here, making just 3-of-9 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line. Even with Anthony Davis back, Anderson should be very good for as long as Tyreke Evans (knee) is out. Monday, 9:00 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) plays three minutes
    Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) played just three minutes on Monday vs. the Raptors and hit both of his shots to finish with four points.

    Advice: King Joffrey isn't in the rotation right now and it's not a good sign that he played just a few minutes in a blowout win. This is Nikola Jokic's world now and Lauvergne is no longer a viable option in fantasy leagues. Monday, 8:42 pm
  • Kyle Lowry shoots 3-of-12 from the field
    Kyle Lowry struggled in Monday's loss to the Nuggets on Monday, scoring just 10 points on 3-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: The Raptors were on an 11-game winning streak coming into this one, so it was odd to say the least that they were blown out by a team with 19 total wins on the season. Lowry added two boards, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer, but the good news is that he doesn't have to wait long to redeem himself since the Raptors play the Suns on Tuesday. The All-Star guard should feast in that one. Monday, 8:33 pm
  • Carlisle is 'concerned' about Deron Williams
    Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said he is "concerned" about Deron Williams (hip).

    Advice: "I don't know anything about a timetable or anything like that, but I'm concerned." Williams left Monday's game after a hard fall and never returned, and this quote by Carlisle isn't very encouraging. If D-Will ends up missing time, J.J. Barea would be the best add, while Raymond Felton would also see a boost in minutes. Monday, 7:49 pm
  • Deron Williams (hip contusion) out for game
    Deron Williams (hip contusion) will not return on Monday night.

    Advice: He had a fall, the team announced he will return, and then finally ruled him out 10 minutes later after the "will return" announcement. Hip contusions can be a tricky injury with guys like Otto Porter having some issues recently. It's still likely a day-to-day thing, so J.J. Barea and Ray Felton only get a slight bump beyond tonight. Monday, 5:51 pm
  • Festus Ezeli (knee) out Wednesday
    Festus Ezeli (knee) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: The big man has no timetable for a return and it's not a good sign that he has been ruled out this early. Leave him on the wire and expect Marreese Speights to fill the void off the bench. Monday, 5:26 pm
  • Kevin Martin doubtful for Tuesday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) is doubtful to play against the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: It would be a shock to see him play. Zach LaVine is seeing minutes in the upper 20s with plenty of minutes at both guard spots. He should be owned in standard leagues now while Martin should have been dropped in most leagues. Monday, 4:45 pm
  • Garnett, Pekovic and Martin are doubtful
    Kevin Garnett (knee), Nikola Pekovic (sore foot) and Kevin Martin (wrist) are all considered doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: To be clear, KG isn't going to play. The 39-year-old veteran is a shut-down candidate and plays minutes in the teens when he is active, so he can be ignored in all leagues. Gorgui Dieng is a must-own player. Monday, 4:45 pm
  • Jameer Nelson (wrist) out Monday
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) will not play on Monday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: He experienced a setback, so he's likely going to spend some time on the shelf. Emmanuel Mudiay is going to be looking at significant minutes, while Randy Foye and Sean Kilpatrick could play more as well. Leave Nelson on the wire. Monday, 4:26 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside (hip) listed as questionable
    Hassan Whiteside (hip) is listed as questionable against the Rockets on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Heat are listing a lot of players questionable, so this doesn't mean much. If he goes through shootaround on Tuesday, that would speak louder volumes than this. For now, expect Whiteside to sit while Amare Stoudemire starts again. Monday, 1:55 pm
  • Dwight Howard still has pain in shoulder
    Dwight Howard (shoulder) said he still has pain and it's "not something that's going away in the next couple days."

    Advice: He said it wasn't serious at Monday's practice. After being ejected twice this past weekend, Howard also said he won't do anything in the direction of the refs. He sounds like he'll be good to go for Tuesday against the Heat. Monday, 12:31 pm
  • Crowder suffers shin/calf injury at practice
    Jae Crowder suffered a shin/calf injury at Monday's practice, leaving his status for Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks up in the air.

    Advice: It was originally termed a shin injury, but Crowder said he was "concerned" that it could be a calf strain. The latter would be more worrisome and could cause a multi-game absence, but we'll know more when the Celtics provide a clearer update. If Crowder is forced to miss time, Evan Turner would likely slide into the starting five with Marcus Smart's role increasing. Monday, 10:23 am
  • Jameer Nelson (wrist) experiences setback
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) experienced a setback, and he's now doubtful to play on Monday vs. Toronto.

    Advice: For now, he's considered just day-to-day, but the team is deciding whether an "extended absence" is necessary. Nelson had played in each of the last two games, but he's taken a major backseat to Emmanuel Mudiay as the rookie point guard has played better and Denver emphasizes a youth movement. Now dealing with a recurring wrist injury and staring a potential shutdown in the face, Nelson's proper home in your fantasy league is on the waiver wire. Monday, 9:32 am
  • Hassan Whiteside without timetable to return
    Hassan Whiteside (hip), who is not expected to play on Tuesday vs. the Rockets, is without an official timetable to return.

    Advice: Whiteside still can't make it through a full practice, so the day-to-day tag is a little misleading. He's missed five straight games, and there is good reason to believe Whiteside is doubtful for Miami's back-to-back set on Tuesday and Wednesday. After that, the Heat play on both Friday and Sunday to wrap up a four-game week. Amare Stoudemire should continue to start so long as Whiteside is sidelined, but Miami will also utilize small-ball lineups more often. Monday, 9:03 am
  • Devin Harris (toe) not with team on Monday
    Devin Harris (sprained left big toe) will not play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: He's not even with the team, a possible indication that he might be getting a deeper look at the injury. This is concerning because it's the same foot (not the same toe) that Harris had surgery on back in 2013, and there is currently no timetable for Harris' return. While he's out, J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton should each see an increased role. Monday, 7:31 am
  • Report: HOU trying to rescind Howard's techs
    The Rockets "have petitioned the NBA to rescind the four technical fouls" Dwight Howard has received over his last two games, a source told ESPN.

    Advice: Houston might have a problem after interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff roasted the zebras for "the way referees officiate Dwight" following Saturday's loss to Washington, but the Rockets will at least try to put Howard in a better situation to avoid an automatic one-game suspension as a result of his technical fouls. Bickerstaff criticized the officials for failing to do their jobs while adding that the referees purposefully allowed the opposition to attack Howard beneath the basket. Good luck with that petition. Monday, 6:16 am
  • Allen Crabbe helps Blazers beat Minnesota
    Allen Crabbe came off the bench for eight points on 4-of-7 in 23 minutes vs. the Wolves on Sunday, adding three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Crabbe is having a career year and he's quietly emerged with top-75 value in January (9-cat), posting 11.8 points, 1.6 triples, 3.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 assists, while making 47.3 percent FGs without a single miss at the FT line. He's not flashy, but is worth a pickup as a cheap, well-rounded roto option. Sunday, 9:21 pm
  • Deron Williams scorches Suns for 27 points
    Deron Williams lit up the Suns for 27 points on Sunday, making 10-of-19 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs with two 3-pointers, three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 36 minutes.

    Advice: D-Will took advantage of a decimated Suns' backcourt, resulting in his highest-scoring performance since Dec. 1. He's inside the top-100 for 8-cat and 9-cat value and could creep higher if he increases his assists (5.5 per game) -- Williams makes the second-most passes per game (72.9) yet he ranks 18th in potential assists per game (12.0). Sunday, 7:15 pm
  • Jae Crowder falls flat in 25 minutes Sunday
    Jae Crowder fell flat vs. the Magic on Sunday, posting five points on 2-of-8 shooting with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Crowder didn't commit any turnovers but this is one of his worst fantasy outings all season, as he has spoiled owners with copious across-the-board production. Boston made a push with a strong effort from the second unit tonight, which limited Crowder's playing time, and he should reclaim a 32-minute role vs. the Knicks on Tuesday. Sunday, 6:56 pm
  • Kevin Martin (wrist) out Sunday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play on Sunday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: This is Martin's fourth consecutive game on the sidelines and he won't play until he is 100 percent because he is on the trade block. Zach LaVine will pick up some extra minutes vs. the Blazers. Sunday, 4:44 pm
  • Kevin Garnett, Kevin Martin out Sunday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) and Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play on Sunday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: This will be Garnett's fourth straight game on the shelf and the Wolves won't be in any hurry to rush him back. Gorgui Dieng has been playing really well as the starting power forward, so he should benefit the most on Sunday. Sunday, 4:44 pm
  • Festus Ezeli (knee) will be re-evaluated Mon
    Festus Ezeli (knee) will be re-evaluated on Monday after his MRI revealed inconclusive results.

    Advice: There is no timetable for Ezeli's return, but the Warriors should provide one after they look at him on Monday. Ezeli was only playing minutes in the teens before the injury, so there's no reason to stash him. Marreese Speights should absorb his minutes in his absence. Sunday, 3:22 pm
  • Jimmy Butler scores 23 points in loss to LAC
    Jimmy Butler registered a team-high 23 points during Sunday's blowout loss to the Clippers, but failed to do much else, tallying just two 3-pointers, one rebound, one steal and zero assists in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The zero assists were unfortunate after Butler put up a career-high 10 dimes in his previous outing, but he should get things back on track Monday vs. Utah. Jimmy Buckets is having himself another first-round season, hitting career-highs in points (22.5) and assists (4.5) to go with 5.3 boards, 1.1 three-pointers and 1.7 steals per contest. He’s also the league leader in minutes played for the second consecutive season, which is all that more impressive when you realize he hasn’t missed a single game this year. Sunday, 3:05 pm
  • Deron Williams (illness) will play on Sunday
    Deron Williams (illness) will play Sunday vs. the Suns, as expected.

    Advice: There was never any doubt about Williams' availability for Sunday's game, and he could be asked to do a bit more tonight with Dirk Nowitzki being rested. Go ahead and get him active. Sunday, 2:41 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) out Sunday vs. Phoenix
    Devin Harris (toe) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Suns, and he is being listed as doubtful for Monday's game in Atlanta.

    Advice: J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will continue to split Harris' minutes, and they could see some increased opportunity tonight with Dirk Nowitzki (rest) on the sidelines. Harris belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Sunday, 2:35 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) probable for Monday
    Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) is probable to play Monday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Lauvergne picked up a DNP-CD on Saturday, and his minutes have been on a downward trajectory as of late with Nikola Jokic playing very well as the starting center. Lauvergne can be cut in most leagues at this point. Sunday, 1:56 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside (hip) out Sunday vs. Atlanta
    Hassan Whiteside (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: With Whiteside on the sidelines Sunday, Amare Stoudmire will continue to see around 20 minutes as the starting power forward, with guys like Luol Deng, Justise WInslow and Josh McRoberts all chipping in to help fill the void. Chris Bosh will spend most of his time at the five-spot. Whiteside still hasn't been able to make it through a full practice, so we'll be considering him on the doubtful side of the questionable tag for Tuesday's game in Houston. Sunday, 1:22 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) questionable for Sunday
    Devin Harris (toe) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: If he can't play Sunday, J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will continue to pick up some extra minutes off the bench, with Barea offering the most upside. Sunday, 12:17 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (ankle) will play Sunday vs. LAC
    Jimmy Butler (ankle) will play Sunday vs. the Clippers, as expected.

    Advice: He suffered a very minor ankle tweak during Saturday's practice, but was never in any danger of sitting out Sunday's game. Sunday, 12:05 pm
  • Festus Ezeli, James Michael McAdoo out Sunday
    Festus Ezeli (knee) and James Michael McAdoo will not play Sunday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: It'll be Ezeli's third straight game on the sidelines, which will free up some minutes for Marreese Speights. McAdoo hasn't played in a month, and is irrelevant even when healthy. Sunday, 11:49 am
  • Lakers recall Tarik Black
    The Lakers have recalled Tarik Black from the D-League.

    Advice: This means he will be available for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets, but he will only see limited minutes at best. Sunday, 10:10 am
  • Tarik Black assigned to D-League
    Tarik Black has been assigned to the D-League.

    Advice: Head coach Byron Scott hasn't been pleased with Black's development this season, but he will likely get some minutes towards the end of the season with the Lakers tanking. Black is not a fantasy asset, though. Sunday, 6:35 am
  • NBA still looking into Blake Griffin incident
    The NBA's investigation of Blake Griffin (hand) is still ongoing.

    Advice: Griffin is expected to miss up to two months of action because of his hand, but he could face some discipline from either the NBA or the Clippers. "He feels awful about it, and he's let everyone know that," Coach Doc Rivers said. "That's all you can do. You have to forgive people at some point. I believe that. We built Richard Nixon a library. I mean, my goodness, you forgive people." Unless you have an IR spot, stashing Griffin at this point in the season will be very difficult. Sunday, 6:09 am
  • Clint Capela (thigh) plays 17 minutes
    Clint Capela played through a thigh injury on Saturday vs. Wizards, but finished with just one point, four boards, one steal and two blocks in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Dwight Howard was ejected for the second straight game, but Capela looked awful down the stretch and shot just 1-of-8 from the free throw line. The Rockets have been playing a lot more small ball with Trevor Ariza at the four, so Capela is only looking at minutes in the teens for the foreseeable future. He's safe to drop in most leagues. Saturday, 9:24 pm
  • Harden drops 40, Rockets lose third straight
    James Harden dropped 40 points in Saturday's 123-122 loss to the Wizards, adding 11 assists, seven boards, four steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The Wizards had no answer for him on the defensive end and he even fouled Garrett Temple out of the game. The Rockets have lost three straight games, but Harden has been playing some incredible ball with averages of 30.2 points, 8.6 boards, 7.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.0 treys over his last five games. Saturday, 9:19 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 24 points off bench
    Ryan Anderson scored 24 points off the bench on Saturday against the Nets with six rebounds, five assists, one block, two steals and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: As long as Tyreke Evans (knee) is out, Anderson is going to be hanging some big stat lines. While coming off the bench isn't the sexiest thing in fantasy, shots are shots and Anderson is getting a lot of them with other stats. Expect him to be in the top-50 neighborhood in standard leagues going forward. He was a third-rounder in January. Saturday, 8:06 pm
  • Lauvergne gets a DNP-CD
    Joffrey Lauvergne was a DNP-CD on Saturday.

    Advice: It took a while, but the cream has risen to the top and Nikola Jokic is getting some heavy burn. Lauvergne can be dropped in most leagues. Saturday, 7:06 pm
  • Kevin Martin, Kevin Garnett doubtful
    Kevin Martin (wrist) and Kevin Garnett (knee) are doubtful to play against the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: Both players are likely out and Martin has a chance of not playing for the Wolves anytime soon with him being in the trade block. The Zach LaVine SG experiment is back on and he's made it very clear he wants to run minutes there, so he is worth owning right now to see if he can keep getting better. Saturday, 3:13 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful for Sunday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is doubtful vs. the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: The Wolves will not let the 39-year-old veteran play at less than 100 percent, so don't expect to see him out there. Coach Sam Mitchell has finally freed Gorgui Dieng, so he is a must-start player until further notice. Saturday, 3:13 pm
  • Jimmy Butler tweaks ankle, will play Sunday
    Jimmy Butler tweaked his ankle and will play on Sunday against the Clippers.

    Advice: He sat out of practice and there is no word of the severity of his ankle. Butler looked fine on Thursday and he should be close to 100 percent of Sunday. Saturday, 12:02 pm
  • Festus Ezeli not playing on Saturday
    Festus Ezeli (knee) will not play against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: We'll see some Marreese Speights and some Kevon Looney in the second unit. With garbage time a factor, we might see a lot of Looney. Saturday, 11:22 am
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) is expected to play
    Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) is expected to play on Saturday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He has missed two games in a row, but the big man went through shootaround and must be feeling a lot better. King Joffrey has only been getting minutes in the teens lately, but hopefully he doesn't take any playing time away from Kenneth Faried and Nikola Jokic. He is not on the fantasy radar. Saturday, 9:22 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 22 points in win
    Damian Lillard scored a game-high 22 points against the Hornets on Friday during a 109-91 win, adding five rebounds, six assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Lillard is in the top 10 for points, assists and treys while the Blazers are knocking on the door of the eighth seed, but he did not get an All-Star bid. He also had a throw-down on Tyler Hansbrough (in link below). He's sitting on top-15 value in his last 10. Friday, 11:29 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores 20 vs. Hornets
    Allen Crabbe scored 20 points against the Hornets on Friday with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, two turnovers and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Crabbe isn't playing small forward as much as he was earlier in the season, but his minutes are up in his last six. Still, he only put up 12th-round value in that span, so there's little incentive to adding him. Friday, 11:09 pm
  • Jabari Parker cooling off again
    Jabari Parker scored 17 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 39 minutes against the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: He didn't have a backup with Johnny O'Bryant out and he had a decent game tonight. Parker is playing 35.0 minutes per game in his last five, averaging 12.0 points, 7.0 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.8 steals on 54.8 percent from the field. He's kind of been "on" in that span, that's still barely top-80 value. Friday, 9:53 pm
  • James Harden scores 33 points in loss
    James Harden scored 33 points against the Thunder during a 116-108 loss on Friday, adding seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's scored more points per game against OKC than any other team. Harden and the Rockets are on a back-to-back and will take on the Wizards on Saturday. He's been terrific on the second half of back-to-backs with 31.2 points per game in those 12 instances, so fire him up in DFS against a sloppy Wizards team. Friday, 9:18 pm
  • Trevor Ariza scores eight in loss
    Trevor Ariza scored eight points with six rebounds, five assists, five steals, one block and two 3-pointers against the Thunder on Friday.

    Advice: The bad news is he only made 3-of-12 from the field, but that's OK with all these other stats. He's really picked it up lately and clearly the small-ball lineup is helping him. Ariza did the same exact thing last year because he didn't light it up until January, so he could still be a fantasy stud going forward. Friday, 9:08 pm
  • Kevin Martin (wrist) out Friday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play on Friday vs. the Jazz as expected.

    Advice: Martin is a trade candidate, so the Wolves have no incentive to play him at less than 100 percent. His absence will open up more minutes for Zach LaVine, and that's a good thing considering the young guard went off for 35 points in his last outing. Friday, 10:08 am
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play Friday
    Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play on Friday vs. the Jazz as expected.

    Advice: A 39-year-old veteran dealing with a sore knee is not good, so expect KG to miss more time. Gorgui Dieng exploded for 21 points and nine boards in his last game, so he should benefit the most in KG's absence. Friday, 10:07 am
  • Report: Blake Griffin could miss two months
    According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, Blake Griffin (hand) could miss two months of action.

    Advice: His original timetable was established at 4-6 weeks, but even Doc Rivers suggested that the timetable wasn't realistic. This would mean that Griffin wouldn't return to the court until the end of March at the earliest, so his owners may be forced to evaluate other options if they don't have an IR spot. In the meantime, DeAndre Jordan, J.J. Redick and Chris Paul will all benefit. Friday, 9:26 am
  • Devin Harris (toe) will not play Friday
    Devin Harris (toe) will not play on Friday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: His toe has been a lingering issue, so the Mavs would be wise to hold hm out for a while. With Harris on the shelf, J.J. Barea has been the primary beneficiary and is worth owning in deeper leagues. Raymond Felton should play more as well. Friday, 9:08 am
  • Wolves still looking to trade Kevin Martin
    The Wolves are still looking to trade Kevin Martin before the deadline.

    Advice: Minnesota is determined to open up more minutes for Zach LaVine and Shabazz Muhammad, and Martin's role has declined significantly since the start of the season. His value on the open market should be very low because he is shooting just 37.5 percent from the field and he has a player option for next season which could scare some teams away. You shouldn't be looking to stash Martin. Friday, 6:46 am
  • Pistons will pursue Ryan Anderson this summer
    The Pistons will pursue Ryan Anderson when he becomes a free agent this summer.

    Advice: Detroit doesn't want to give up any assets, so they're not expected to make a move for Anderson prior to the Feb. 18 deadline. Anderson should still receive a ton of interest at the deadline since he is on an expiring deal, but the Pelicans will be less likely to deal him if they keep winning games. Ryno could be a top-50 player for the rest of the season and just dropped 36 points vs. the Kings on Thursday. Friday, 6:24 am
  • Jimmy Butler hands out 10 assists in win
    Jimmy Butler matched his career-high 10 assists during an easy 114-91 win over the Lakers on Thursday, adding 26 points, five rebounds, four steals, one 3-pointer and no turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: It was all on display and he crushed the Lakers with a net rating of plus-44.3. Butler has one more game in January on the 31st, but he's been unbelievably good. In January, he's averaged 25.0 points, 6.1 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 treys on 46.8 percent from the field -- 57.8 true shooting percentage, 27.0 usage rate and 38.6 minutes per game. He's the best guard in the Eastern Conference right now. Thursday, 10:46 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 36 points in win
    Ryan Anderson matched his career-high 36 points during a 114-105 win over the Kings on Thursday, adding nine rebounds, four assists and five 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: No Anthony Davis (concussion), no Tyreke Evans (knee), no Eric Gordon (finger), no problem. The Kings transformed into the Kangz in the first half and allowed Ryno to drop 30 points before halftime. He's going to feast as long as Davis is out and should be solid sans Evans, but expect Anderson to flirt with top-50 value going forward regardless. Thursday, 9:46 pm
  • Norris Cole drops 17-7-10 game in win
    Norris Cole played 38 minutes against the Kings on Thursday with 17 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He ran the offense for close to 20 minutes while getting some run next to Jrue Holiday, too. Tyreke Evans (knee) could miss a lot of time and is a shut-down candidate, so Cole does have more appeal in standard leagues now. Thursday, 9:36 pm
  • Jabari Parker struggles in loss
    Jabari Parker struggled on Thursday vs. the Grizzlies, scoring seven points with eight boards and one steal in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't very aggressive and shot just 2-of-5 from the field. Parker has been taking a backseat to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greg Monroe and Khris Middleton on offense, and he doesn't have much upside because he doesn't take 3-pointers. He is averaging 10.4 points, 6.4 boards, 2.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks on 55.6 percent shooting over his last five games, which is only good for top-100 value. Thursday, 9:25 pm
  • Festus Ezeli (knee) doubtful Saturday
    Festus Ezeli (knee) is doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: He is in jeopardy of missing his second straight game and the Warriors have no reason to risk his health against the 76ers. If he is held out, look for Marreese Speights to get some extra minutes. Kevon Looney could play some as well. Thursday, 8:43 pm
  • Jameer Nelson returns on Thursday
    Jameer Nelson scored six points in his return to the lineup on Thursday, adding one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He started out tonight with a bang, but didn't do much after that. Nelson's playing time should be less than it was before he dealt with his wrist injury earlier this month because Emmanuel Mudiay is on the upswing. Thursday, 8:11 pm
  • Kyle Lowry (wrist) looks great, scores 26
    Kyle Lowry's sprained wrist wasn't an issue during Thursday's 103-93 win over the Knicks as he scored 26 points with 10 assists in 41 minutes.

    Advice: He was considered questionable to play, so the fact that he was allowed to play 41 minutes says everything you need to know. The All-Star guard also added six boards, three steals and three 3-pointers, and he took over in the fourth quarter with some key baskets. He has been the second best guard in fantasy behind Stephen Curry this season and his owners should be feeling confident. Thursday, 7:37 pm
  • Kyle Lowry (wrist) will start against Knicks
    Kyle Lowry (wrist) will start against the Knicks on Thursday.

    Advice: He sprained his wrist in the closing moment's of Tuesday's game, but there is nothing structurally wrong here. Expect Lowry to have a great game against Langston Galloway. Thursday, 4:23 pm
  • Ryan Anderson likely to start on Thursday
    Ryan Anderson will likely be in the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. the Kings with Anthony Davis (concussion) unavailable.

    Advice: Anderson has been head coach Alvin Gentry's guy every time that Davis has found his way to the sidelines this season, so it would be surprising to see Gentry go a different route. Ryno will draw a favorable matchup against the Kings, and he could be more involved than usual on offense tonight with Tyreke Evans (knee) also on the sidelines, making him a very attractive DFS target. Thursday, 4:09 pm
  • Jameer Nelson (wrist) will play on Thursday
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) will play Thursday vs. Washington.

    Advice: Nelson will return from a six game absence, and his return to the rotation will likely take away some playing time from Emmanuel Mudiay. As a reserve, Nelson is averaging just 7.2 points, 4.2 assists and 1.0 three-pointer per game on 36.6 percent shooting, so there's no reason to give him a second thought in standard leagues. Thursday, 3:19 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) out Thursday vs. WAS
    Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: It'll be Lauvergne's second straight game on the sidelines, which will open up minutes for Kenneth Faried and Nikola Jokic. Faried makes sense as a DFS play tonight with a favorable matchup against the Wizards. Thursday, 3:08 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful Friday vs. Utah
    Kevin Garnett (knee) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Garnett did not practice on Thursday, and it's looking like he'll spend his third straight game on the sidelines on Friday. Gorgui Dieng started on Wednesday with Garnett out, tallying 21 points, nine rebounds, one steal and a block over 27 minutes, so he's the primary beneficiary with KG out. Thursday, 1:55 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) questionable Friday vs. BK
    Devin Harris (toe) is questionable to play Friday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Harris has spent the past two games on the sidelines with the toe injury, which has resulted in J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton seeing an uptick in minutes. It'll be more of the same if he can't play on Friday. Thursday, 12:59 pm
  • Kevin Garnett (knee) doesn't practice Thurs
    Kevin Garnett (knee) did not practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Garnett's sore right knee has forced him to miss three of Minnesota's past four games, and there are no guarantees he can get back on the court for Friday's game in Utah. If he's out, Nikola Pekovic, Gorgui Dieng and Nemanja Bjelica will continue to split his minutes, with Dieng offering the most upside. Thursday, 11:29 am
  • Jameer Nelson probable for Thursday vs Wiz
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) is expected to play against the Wizards on Thursday.

    Advice: Nelson will return after missing six straight games, but is stuck behind starting point guard Emmanuel Mudiay. While his veteran presence helps the Nuggets young roster, he doesn't do enough to warrant a roster spot in standard fantasy leagues. Thursday, 10:10 am
  • Joffrey Lauvergne questionable for Thurs
    Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: There are a lot of moving pieces in the Nuggets frontcourt with Lauvergne, Nikola Jokic (knee), and Darrell Arthur (quad) all questionable heading into Thursday night. We'll have more updates after shootaround, but Kenneth Faried and Jusuf Nurkic stand to benefit if all three players sit. Thursday, 8:26 am
  • Kyle Lowry questionable for Thurs vs Knicks
    Kyle Lowry (left wrist) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: We'll know more after shootaround, but Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said he doesn't know yet if Lowry will play. Keep checking back for updates, as Cory Joseph and DeMar DeRozan would both seen an uptick in value if Lowry sits on Thursday. Thursday, 8:20 am
  • Jameer Nelson questionable for Thurs vs Wiz
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) is questionable for Thurdsay's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Nelson was upgraded from doubtful to questionable on Thursday, so he's inching closer to playing after missing six consecutive games. While his impending return will help the Nuggets, Nelson won't make enough of a difference on fantasy rosters to warrant a pickup in standard leagues. Thursday, 8:17 am
  • James Harden struggles in loss to Spurs
    James Harden scored 20 points against the Spurs during a 130-98 loss on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Spurs can shut down basically any non-Warriors team, so this isn't a surprise to see Harden struggle. His owners should have high hopes against his former team when he takes on OKC on Friday night. Wednesday, 9:22 pm
  • Festus Ezeli out for Wednesday
    Festus Ezeli (knee) will not play against the Mavs on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Kevon Looney is in uniform, but it'll likely be Marreese Speights getting some extra minutes. Wednesday, 7:40 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) officially out vs Warriors
    Devin Harris (toe) has officially been ruled out vs. the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was listed as doubtful so this comes as no surprise, especially since the veteran has a history of toe injuries on his left foot. J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will soak up Harris' minutes, and he should be considered questionable to return vs. Brooklyn on Friday. Wednesday, 6:11 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) out for Wednesday
    Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) will not play for Wednesday against the Celtics.

    Advice: That means we should see some more Nikola Jokic because of Jusuf Nurkic not having his conditioning under control. Jokic should be owned in most leagues while he's going strong. Lauvergne is not the answer in Denver. Wednesday, 3:57 pm
  • Festus Ezeli (knee) doubtful for Wednesday
    Festus Ezeli (left knee) has been downgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: With Festus likely to spend Wednesday's game on the sidelines there will be some more minutes available for Marreese Speights, but that means very little in fantasy hoops with Andrew Bogut healthy. Wednesday, 11:06 am
  • Kyle Lowry (wrist) questionable for Thursday
    Kyle Lowry (left wrist) did not practice on Wednesday and is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: For what it's worth, head coach Dwane Casey said that Lowry just got the practice day off with his wrist being sore, and Lowry said after Tuesday's game that he's "fine." However, if Lowry can't play on Thursday, Cory Joseph would enter the starting five, with DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas seeing some increased opportunity on offense. Check back for another update on K. Low following Thursday morning's shootaround. Wednesday, 10:30 am
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) a game-time decision
    Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: If Lauvergne is unable to give it a go tonight, there will be more minutes available for guys like Nikola Jokic, Jusuf Nurkic and Kenneth Faried. Lauvergne hasn't been a major part of the rotation as of late, and the logjam for minutes in Denver's frontcourt has essentially rendered him a non-option in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:24 am
  • Blake Griffin apologizes to LAC organization
    Blake Griffin took to Twitter to apologize to the Clippers' organization for the physical altercation that happen between him and a Clipper staffer, and resulted in a fractured hand for Blake.

    Advice: "A situation among friends escalated and I regret the way I handled myself towards someone I care about," Griffin said in the statement. "I want to apologize to the Clippers organization, my teammates and the fans for creating this distraction." Griffin is set to spend at least the next 4-6 weeks on the sidelines, but Doc Rivers indicated he feels that timetable is a bit optimistic, so owners without an IR-spot will need to consider cutting Blake at this point. Wednesday, 7:56 am
  • Kyle Lowry says his left wrist is 'fine'
    Kyle Lowry said after Tuesday's win over the Wizards that his left wrist is "fine."

    Advice: "I really thought it was worse than it was, but I'm fine," said Lowry. Lowry injured his wrist while fighting through a screen and did not return to the game, although X-rays came back negative, and he's said to be dealing with nothing more than a sprain. For now, we'll be considering Lowry questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks, and if he's forced to the sidelines, Cory Joseph would slide into the starting point guard slot for the Raptors. Wednesday, 7:44 am
  • Allen Crabbe bounces back in win
    Allen Crabbe scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Kings.

    Advice: He also added three boards, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes. Crabbe scored just six points in each of his last two games, so it was good to see him get back on track. The Blazers could be showcasing Gerald Henderson (15 points in 21 minutes) for a potential trade, so Crabbe could have more minutes coming his way. He's better suited for deeper leagues for now. Tuesday, 10:07 pm
  • Damian Lillard hands out 13 assists in win
    Damian Lillard matched his career high with 13 assists in Tuesday's 112-97 win over the Kings, finishing with 15 points, five boards, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He shot just 5-of-16 from the field and had four turnovers, but he gets a pass because he erupted for 36 points in Saturday's win over the Lakers. The Blazers have now won six out of their last eight games and moved ahead of the Kings for the eighth spot in the Western Conference playoff race. C.J. McCollum added 18 points, five assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes. Tuesday, 10:03 pm
  • Jabari Parker scores 15 in another start
    Jabari Parker hit 6-of-8 shots for 15 points, seven rebounds and a block in 33 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Magic.

    Advice: Parker has scored in double digits in all but one of his January games and came into this one averaging 12.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals for the month. And that makes him a low-end starting forward option in most leagues. Tuesday, 8:46 pm
  • X-rays negative on Kyle Lowry's wrist
    X-rays on Kyle Lowry's left wrist came back negative.

    Advice: According to Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun, Lowry is simply dealing with a sprain. The injury is to his non-shooting hand, so this is obviously wonderful news for Lowry and the Raptors. We will put him on the injury report to be safe, but he should be considered day-to-day. He finished Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards with 29 points, four assists, four boards, two steals and five 3-pointers. Tuesday, 7:13 pm
  • Kyle Lowry (wrist) will undergo x-rays
    Kyle Lowry (left wrist) left Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards and will have x-rays.

    Advice: The Raptors were up by 17 with three minutes left in the fourth quarter, so coach Dwane Casey will take some serious heat if it's anything too serious. We'll have an update momentarily, but Cory Joseph would benefit the most if Lowry has to miss any time. Tuesday, 6:55 pm
  • Festus Ezeli (knee) questionable Wednesday
    Festus Ezeli (left knee) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: This is the first we are hearing about a knee injury, but the severity of the issue is not known. Ezeli is averaging just 14.0 minutes over his last five games, so he isn't a fantasy asset while Andre Bogut is healthy anyways. Marreese Speights could play a little more if Ezeli misses time. Tuesday, 5:08 pm
  • Doc says 4-6 weeks for Griffin is unrealistic
    Doc Rivers stated on Tuesday that he believes Blake Griffin's current 4-6 week timetable for his fractured right shooting hand is "unrealistic."

    Advice: "I always say, four to six weeks with a broken hand is unrealistic, I’ll tell you that," said Rivers. This is a tough injury in fantasy hoops, and depending on where you're sitting in the standings, owners without an IR-spot may need to consider cutting Blake at this point. Chris Paul has been a monster with Griffin on the sidelines, and there's no reason to believe that trend won't continue. DeAndre Jordan and J.J. Redick will also benefit statistically in Blake's absence. Tuesday, 4:06 pm
  • Blake Griffin out 4-6 weeks after surgery
    The Clippers confirmed that Blake Griffin suffered a spiral fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right shooting hand, and after undergoing a procedure on Tuesday morning to correct the issue his timetable has been set at 4-6 weeks.

    Advice: "This conduct has no place in our organization and this incident does not represent who we are as a team," read a statement from the Clippers referencing Blake getting into a physical altercation with a member of the Clippers staff. "We are conducting a full investigation with assistance from the NBA. At the conclusion of the investigation, appropriate action will be taken." Griffin will likely be facing a suspension here, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. Chris Paul will be the primary beneficiary sans Blake. Tuesday, 1:07 pm
  • Report: Griffin (hand) set to miss 4-6 weeks
    Blake Griffin (fractured right hand) has a broken hand and his initial timetable has been set at 4-6 weeks, according to sources of beat reporter Dan Woike.

    Advice: This is an unfortunate setback for a guy that has been sidelined since Christmas with a torn quad, and Blake could certainly be facing some disciplinary actions from the league or the Clippers here, as that tends to be the result when players get into physical altercations. Chris Paul has been phenomenal with Blake on the sidelines, and through the month of January he ranks in the top-3 in standard leagues. Paul will continue to shoulder the load on offense sans Blake, while J.J. Redick and DeAndre Jordan will also see an uptick in value. Tuesday, 11:31 am
  • Utah Jazz sign G Erick Green
    Utah Jazz sign G Erick Green.

    Advice: Green will join the Jazz on a 10-day contract, as per Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Even if Green is able to play his way to a second 10-day contract, he isn't on the fantasy radar. Tuesday, 10:25 am
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